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NEW- YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

PUBLICATION FUND 

XXVIII. 



COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATIONS. 



EDWARD F. DE LANCEY, 
DANIEL PARISH, JR., 
CHARLES ISHAM. 



COLLECTIONS 



OF THE 



NEW- YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY 



FOR THE YEAR 



1895, 



PUBLICATION FUND SERIES 

4 




NEW YORK: 
PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY 

MDCCCXCVI. 



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OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY, 1895 



PRESIDENT, 

JOHN ALSOP KING. 

FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT, 

JOHN A. WE EKES. 

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SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT, 

JOHN S. KENNEDY. 

FOREIGN CORRESPONDING SECRETARY, 

JOHN BIGELOW, 

DOMESTIC CORRESPONDING SECRETARY, 

EDWARD F. DE LANCEY 

RECORDING SECRETARY, 

ANDREW WARNER. 

TREASURER, 

ROBERT SCHELL. 

LIBRARIAN, 

WILLIAM KELBY. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 



FIRST CLASS FOR ONE YEAR, ENDING 1896. 

JOHN S. KENNEDY, GEORGE W. VANDERBILT, 
CHARLES ISHAM. 

SECOND CLASS FOR TWO YEARS, ENDING 1897. 

JOHN A. WEEKES, JOHN W. C. LEVERIDGE, 

J. PIERPONT MORGAN. 

THIRD CLASS FOR THREE YEARS, ENDING 1898. 

EDWARD F. DE LANCEY, DANIEL PARISH, JR., 

FRANCIS TOMES. 

FOURTH CLASS FOR FOUR YEARS, ENDING 1899. 

FREDERIC GALLATIN, ' ISAAC J. GREENWOOD 

CHARLES HOWLAND RUSSELL. 

JOHN A. WEEKES, Chairman, 

DANIEL PARISH, JR., Secretary. 

[The President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and Li- 
brarian are members, ex-officio, of the Executive Committee.] 



COMMITTEE ON THE FINE ARTS. 

DANIEL HUNTINGTON, HENRY C. STURGES, 
ANDREW WARNER, GEORGE W. VANDERBILT, 

JOHN A. WEEKES, CHARLES ISHAM. 

DANIEL HUNTINGTON, Chairman, 

ANDREW WARNER, Secretary. 

[The President, Librarian, and Chairman of the Executive 
Committee are members, ex-officio, of the Committee on the 
Fine Arts.] 



ON FILE IN THE SURROGATE'S OFFICE, 
CITY OF NEW YORK. 

VOL. IV. 

1744-1753. 



WITH LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION GRANTED 
17451753. 



INTRODUCTION. 

THIS volume, the fourth of the series, gives com- 
plete abstracts of all wills a?id documents recorded in 
tJie Neiv York Surrogates office down to 1754. It in- 
cludes a part of Liber 15, and tJie whole of Libers 16, 
17, and 18. In this work no proper names are omitted, 
nor anything that can thrmo any light upon genealogy 
or real estate. In cases wJiere it is considered advisable 
to follow the exact language of the will, it is indicated 
by quotation marks. In the Appendix are given ab- 
stracts of translations of a few wills written in the 
Dutch language, and a list of Letters of Administra- 
tion is also given down to' March 19, 1753. 

A complete translation, of tJie will of the famous 
Anneke Janse is added, both from its interest as a Duteli 
will of the early times, and as connected with an im- 
portant part of New York City history. As in the 
preceding volumes of this series, tlie copy, with notes, 
is by William S. Pelletreau, a member of the Society 
the index by Mr. Robert H. Kelby, the Librarian. 



CONTENTS 

ABSTRACTS OP WILLS, 1744-1753, .... Pages 1 to 482 

LETTERS OP ADMINISTRATION, 1745-1758 . . " 483 " 487 

WILL OP ANNEKE JANSE BOGARDUS, . . " 487 " 489 



ERRATA 

Page 177, 4th line from bottom, for Van Den Lenigen, read Cornelius 

Wynkoop. 

Page 199, 16th line from top, for Pravl, read Prall. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS 

ON FILE IN THE SURROGATE'S OFFICE, 

CITY OF NEW YORK. 



LIBER 15 Continued. 

Page 199. In the name of God, Amen. I, MARY 
PETERS, of the town of Hempstead, in Queens County, 
being very sick. I leave to my three daughters, Mary, 
Anne, and Charity Peters, all my wearing apparel, both 
linn en and woolen. I leave to my sons, John, Ed- 
mund, and George, and to my daughter Charity, 30 
each when of age. I leave to my daughters, Mary, 
Anne, and Charity, all my bed and table linnen. I di- 
rect my house and land, and the rest of my movable 
estate, to be sold by my executors, and after payment 
of debts, all the proceeds to be divided among my chil- 
dren, Charles, Valentine, John, Edmond, George, Mary, 
Anne, and Charity. I make my brother, George Hew- 
lett, and my son Charles, executors. 

Dated April 6, 1744. Witnesses, Mary Titus, Sarah 
Seaman, Mary Hewlett. 

George Clarke, Esq., Captain-General and Governor. 
To all to whom these presents shall come, know yee 
that at Queens County, before Adam Lawrence, Esq., 
on the 24th day of April, 1744, the will of MARY 
PETERS was proved, and the executors confirmed. 

Page 201. In the name of God, Amen. I, FERDI- 
NANDUS VAN SICKELEN, of the town of Gravesend, in 
Kings County, being very sick, knowing that it is ap- 
pointed to all men once to die, do make this my last 



2 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

will and testament. After the payment of all debts 
and funeral charges, I leave to my wife, Gertruy, all 
my real and personal estate in Gravesend or elsewhere, 
during her life. After her decease I leave all my real 
estate in Gravesend to my sons Ferdinandus and Min- 
nie Van Sickelen ; And they are to pay to my six 
daughters, Eve, Renige, Elizabeth, Margaret, Annie, 
and Janette, 300 in annual payments. I leave to my 
eight children all niy goods, chattels, and rights in 
Gravesend. My eldest son Ferdinandus is to have 
5 before any division. I make my two sons execu- 
tors. My son Minnie is to have " as good a setting-out 
of my estate as his brother has had." 

Dated June 25, 1737. Witnesses, James Hubbard, 
I. Gerritsen. Proved before Richard Still well, Esq., 
May 2, 1744. 

Page 203. In the name of God, Amen, February 8, 
174|, I, REOBORT HUGHEY, of Ulster County, in the 
Precinct of Wallkill, merchant, being very sick and 
weak. I leave to my beloved wife, Ann Wasall, two 
tidy covers, 2 rugs, 2 blankets, dishes and an iron pot, 
and one bed, and' all my rye and corn. I leave to my 
sons, James and John Hughey, all the lands that I have 
at New Wit, in the 5,000 acres where I now live, at 
the Wallkill, with all rights and claims that I have in 
the same ; Allowing my widow the use of 100 acres 
during her widowhood. I order that all the small lots 
of land which I bought of John Alsop at New Wind- 
sor, to be sold by my executors, and all my shop goods 
and household goods, and farming utensils. My exec- 
utors are to call in the debt due to me from Resoluert 
Borhannan. " There is 75 bushels of wheat, at 15 
bushels a year, which I order the executors to take out 
of said debt." My executors are to call in the debt due 
from my brother, James Hughey, before November 1, 
and 40 bushels of wheat, to defray the rent of the land 
for the use of the Patentees. They are also to collect 
40 bushels of wheat coming due from Thomas Dyns 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 3 

for rent of land. I leave to my wife all my wool and 
yarn. I appoint Jacobus Bruyn, Jr., and Charles Clin- 
ton, Esq., Gentlemen, of the County of Ulster, exec- 
utors. " What is left after payment of debts is to be 
divided among the three girls. If nothing is left, then 
the two boys shall give two cows to the youngest child 
Margaret." (The names of the other daughters not 
y-iven.') 

Witnesses, Johanes Miller, Johanes Nuekirk, Adam 
Graham. Proved before Edward Whitaker, Esq., May 
4, 1744. The executors having resigned, Letters of 
administration are granted William Hughes, " farmer." 

Page 206. In the name of God, Amen. I, ZACHARIAS 
HOFFMAN, of Shawangonk, in Ulster County, being 
weak in body. I leave to my two sons, Zacharias and 
Jacob, all of my farm, messuage, meadows, and dwelling 
houses, lying and being at Shawangonk, on both sides 
of the ShawaDgonk creek or river, with all the wood 
land thereunto adjoining; Also the land granted to 
me by Patent on the west side of a certain brook com- 
monly called the Mary Kill; Also 100 acres of land 
by me purchased of John Rutsen, lying adjoining to 
the land granted to Peter Matthews and Company. 
One half of this is to my son Zacharias for life and 
then to his children ; The other half to my son Jacob, 
his heirs and assigns. If Jacob die without issue, then 
his half is to go to all my children. I give all that 
certain tract of 1,200 acres of land, formerly granted by 
Patent to Augustine Graham and Alexander Griggs, 
lying and being upon Hudson river, in Ulster County, 
and now in the tenure of Jury Quick, with all the ap- 
purtenances, to my two daughters, Gertrude, wife of 
Nathaniel Dubois, and Ida, wife of Cornelius Bruyn. 
I leave to my daughter Janeke, wife of William Rose- 
krans, all that my grist mill on the Wallkill, with the 
land thereto belonging, as the same was purchased by 
me from Hieronimus Mingus, as by deed, to her for 
life and then to her children. I leave to my daughter 



4 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

Margaret, wife of Thomas Jansen, 150, which her 
husband is bound to pay me by a bond. I leave to 
all my children, Zacharias, Jacob, Gertrude, Margaret, 
Janeke, and Ida, all that my land at Newburgh upon 
Hudson river ; Also my land in the Corporation of 
Kingston. None of them are to sell their shares to 
strangers until they give their brothers and sisters the 
preference. I leave to my son Jacob my negro boy 
" Simon," 3 cows, 4 sheep, 4 horses and 2 swine, in 
order to make him equal with my son Zacharias, he 
having received an equivalent ; and Jacob is to have as 
many farming utensils as his brother has had. I leave 
all the rest of my grain and stock to all my six chil- 
dren. Mentions "Esther, daughter of my daughter 
Janeke Rosekrans." I make my son Zacharias and my 
son-in-law, Nathaniel Dubois, and Cornelius Bruyn ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated February 25, I74f. Witnesses, Joshua 
Smedes, Cornelius Schoonmaker, I. Bruyn, Jr. Proved 
before Edward Whitaker, Esq., May 8, 1744. 

Page 209. In the name of God, Amen. September 
17, 1736. I, DANIEL BIRDSALL, of Oyster Bay, in 
Queens County, weaver, being sick and infirm. My 
will is that my affectionate wife Joannah shall have the 
sole property and command of whatsoever she brought 
to me at the time of our marriage. And in the next 
place my will is that all my estate, both real and per- 
sonal, be sold for the benefit of my family. My wife 
is to have the interest of the whole for the first two 
years, and the interest for the next 3 years, and of 
the interest so long as she remains my widow. I leave 
all the rest to my children, " and each of my sons shall 
have twice as much as each of my daughters, and each 
of my daughters to have as much as each of my sons," 
except my eldest daughter Sarah, who shall have 5 
extra. I make my wife Joannah, and my trusty friends 
John Cock and Joshua Cock, executors. 

Witnesses, William Moyles, John Gorman, Jotham 



ABSTRACTS OP WILLS LIBER 15. 5 

Townsend. Proved before Adam Lawrence, Esq., May 
9, 1744. 

Page 212. Will of William Eltinge of Kingston, 
written in Dutch language. See Appendix. 

Page 216. I, SAMUEL VALENTINE, of Hempstead, in 
Queens County, being weak of body. After payment 
of debts, I leave to my aunt, Ann Pearsall, 10. I 
leave to Joseph, Jemima, and Richaid Kirke, the chil- 
dren of my sister, Abigail Kirke, 25, when they are 
of age. I leave to George, Richard, and Mary Weekes, 
the children of my sister, Deborah Weekes, 25. If 
my executors find that my sister is in necessity they 
are to pay it to her. I leave all the rest of my estate 
to my brothers John, Joseph, and Richard. I make my 
father, Richard Valentine, and my brothers John and 
Richard, executors. 

Dated this 3d day of the 1st month, called March, 
174f . Witnesses, Caleb Carr, John Willis, Jr. Proved 
before Adam Lawrence, Esq., May 14, 1744. 

Page 218. In the name of God, Amen. September 
29, 1743. I, TEUNIS CROM, of Tappan, in Orange 
County, farmer, being very sick. I leave to my wife, 
Jannettie, all household goods and the use of all lands 
and tenements during her life. After her death I 
leave all my lands and tenements to William Crom, 
eldest son of my brother, Floris Crom. I make my 
wife and Floris Crom executors. 

his 

TEUNIS J. K. KROM. 

mark. 

Witnesses, Cornelius Eckersens, John Prine, Johanes 
Ferdon. Proved before Henry Ludlam, Esq., Febru- 
ary 24, 1743. 

Page 220. In the name of God, Amen. I, SAMUEL 
FEKRES, belonging to his Majesty's Ship "Launceston," 
Captain Peter Warren, Commander, being in bodily 



6 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

health. I leave to my father, John Ferres, of the Parish 
and Isle of Megee, in the County of Antrim, in the 
Kingdom of Ireland, all money, lands, and tenements. 
But, if he be dead, then to my sisters, Margaret Roy, 
and Isabella Ferres, of said Parish. I appoint John 
Seymour, of said ship, executor. 

Dated September 11, 1742. Witnesses, Peter War- 
ren, William Tattum, John Frost. Proved before 
George Joseph Moore, Esq., September 20, 1744, upon 
the oath of Peter Warren, as witness. 

[NOTE. Peter Warren, the captain of the ship, and 
better known as Sir Peter Warren, was in later years 
the owner of a very extensive tract of land in the city 
of New York, and known as the Warren Farm. W. 
S. P.] 

Page 221. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHANES 
WELSNER, of Florida, in Goshen, in Orange County, 
yeoman, this July 6, 1733. I leave to my eldest son, 
Kendrick, 30. I leave to my son, Adam, my dwell- 
ing-house and land I now live upon, with all buildings ; 
And he is to pay to my son Kendrick the 30 above 
mentioned. I leave to my youngest daughter, Mary, 
now living with me, 140 acres of land, which I pur- 
chased of Barent Bloorne, June 7, 1732, situate in 
Orange County near Gosheu, as by deed. After pay- 
ment of debts, I leave to my three daughters, Keturah, 
wife of Thomas Blain, Ann, wife of Philip King, and 
Mary, all the rest of my personal estate. If my dear 
and loving wife, Elizabeth, should survive me, she is 
to have the use of all my estate, and no division is to 
be made during her life. I make my wife Elizabeth, 
and my good and trusty friends Michael Dunning and 
Daniel Denton, both of Goshen, executors. 

Witnesses, John Smith, Joseph Sutherland, Josiah 
Keeder. Proved in New York, May 19, 1744. 

Page 224. In the name of God, Amen, April 3, 
1742. I, RACHEL VINCENT, of the Yonke.'s, in West- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 7 

chester County, widow. Whereas, my late husband, by 
will, made provision for my two sons, Charles and 
John Vincent, I give to each of my said sons a Span- 
nish Dollar, or Piece of 8, in full for their portions. I 
leave my daughter Hannah Vincent, 40. I leave to 
my grand-daughter Mary Bertine, 10, when 21 years 
of age, or married. All the rest I leave to my 3 
daughters, Rachel, wife of Stephen Williams, Sarah, 
wife of Benjamin Fowler, and Hannah Vincent. I 
make my brother, Isaac Underhill, and my friend, 
William Forster, executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Ryder, James Fowler, Joseph Vail. 
Proved before Israel Honeywell, Esq., May 30, 1744. 

Page 226. In the name of God, Amen. I, THOMAS 
GOLDSMITH, of Holmsfield, in the Highlands, in Ulster 
County, being very sick. I leave to my eldest son, 
Richard, 10 shillings, and to my sons, Thomas and 
Elisha, each 10 shillings. I leave to my wife Abigail, 
and to her heirs and assigns, 1,000 acres of land, 
being a grant lying in Orange County, granted to me 
by James Duncan, Elizabeth Duncan, and Matthew 
Warmene, by deeds of Lease and Release, dated the 
llth and 12th of April, 1735. I also leave to her and 
her heirs and assigns, all that 1,000 acres of land, 
where I now live, called Holmsfield, situate upon the 
Paltz River in Ulster County, with all the houses and 
improvements. I also leave to my wife Abigail all 
that tract of 250 acres of land sold to me by Daniel 
Horton and John Turtle (Tuthill) by deed June 27, 
1733, situate near Goshen; Also f of my right in the 
Newburgh warehouse ; Also all the rest of my mov- 
able estate. I leave to my daughter, Abigail Tur- 
tle (Tuthill), of my right in the Newburgh warehouse. 
I make my wife and my brother-in-law, Charles Booth, 
executors. 

Dated December 24, 1743. Witnesses, Giles Hatsou, 
Susanah Howie, Andrew Ogilvie. Proved, June 4, 
1744. 



8 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

Page 228. In the name of God, Amen. I, HENRY 
LANE, of New York, merchant, being in reasonable 
health. " First, I will and desire that my body be 
interred in the Church-yard, very privately, two hours 
after my death." I will and direct that my son, Henry 
Lane, lately married to the daughter of Mr. Henry 
Cuyler, " shall strike, draw, and have to his own use, 
one half of all Commissions due me from the time 
of his marriage, which was on or about the 1st of Jan- 
uary last, to the time of my death." I also leave to him 
all that lot of ground which I purchased of Robert 
Lurting, situate in King Street in New York. But if 
he die without issue, then to my son Thomas Lane, 
now living at Mr. Andrew Clarke's, at Jamaica, on 
Long Island ; And if he die without issue, then to my 
brother Joseph Lane, or his children. I leave all the 
rest of my estate to my two sons, and if they both die, 
then to my brother Joseph Lane. I make my son 
Henry sole executor. 

September 7, 1742. Witnesses, Joseph Murray, 
William Searle, James Emott. 

New York, October 24, 1742. I direct that no sworn 
appraisers be appointed, but my executors and two 
friends are to value my estate. I direct that 10 be 
remitted to my brother Joseph Lane, and to Mr. Miles, 
and to each a ring, and a ring to my nephew, Thomas 
Lane. Proved, June 7, 1744. 

Page 230." The Last will and Testament of ED- 
MOND MOTT, of Hempstead, in Queens County, the 4th 
day of the 6th month, commonly called August, 1741." 
I direct that all my personal estate be exposed to pub- 
lick sale or vendue, and out of the proceeds all debts and 
funeral expenses to be paid, " particularly that debt 
of mine to the Loan officers, for which my land stands 
security." I leave to my wife Catharine, 200, and to 
my daughter Margaret, 170, when she is 10 years old. 
My wife is to have the use of my estate and the per- 
sonal property to bring up the children. For the bet- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 9 

ter enabling of my wife to bring up my children in a 
decent manner, I give her the sole use of all my farm 
till my son Bichbell is of age, but if she enters into 
wedlock she is to remove off of said farm. I leave to 
my son, Kichbell Mott, when he is of age, of my 
plantation or farm, with all the buildings and improve- 
ments. I leave of the farm to my son Edmond, and 
to my son John, when they are of age. My exec- 
utors may sell the farm if it is for the interest of the 
children. I make my wife Catharine, and my es- 
teemed friends and kinsmen, Joseph Mott and William 
Mott, both of Heinpstead, executors. 

Witnesses, John Willis, Elizabeth Barnes, William 
Burch. Proved before Adam Laurence, Esq., June 13, 
1744. 

Page 233. In the name of God, Amen. I, VINCENT 
BODEN, of New York, mariner, being in good health. 
My executors are to pay all debts and funeral expenses, 
And I leave all my estate, real and personal, to my wife 
Elisye, and make her executor. 

June 30, 1 735. Witnesses, Charles Beekman, Charles 
Beekman, Jr., Simon Johnson. Proved, May 10, 1744. 

Page 235. " I, WILLIAM MOTT, of Great Neck, in 
the town of Hempstead, in Queens County, being weak 
of body." I leave to my son William all my housing 
and lands that I have in the whole town and Patent of 
Hempstead, and he is to pay all debts and legacies. I 
leave to my son-in-law, Philip Pell, 10 shillings. I leave 
to my grand-children, Philip, Hannah, and Martha Pell, 
each 10 shillings, " as a token of my love and remem- 
brance, having given their mother a good sufficient 
portion in her life time." I leave to my wife Hannah 
50 bushels of wheat, and of my grain on the ground, 
and ^ of my swine, and 5 cows and 9 other cattle, 3 
horses, of household goods, ^ of my negroes, and a 
table commonly standing in my middle room ; my 
>heep, and a warming pan, and all the new cloth shall 



10 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

be for my family. I leave to my daughter Martha a 
green side saddle, and a bedstead and bed. My wife 
and my son William are to maintain my daughter 
Martha " decently and well, until she comes to her un- 
derstanding and reason again ; " and if she returns to 
her reason, then my son William is to pay her 250. 
If he refuses to do so, then she is to have 60 acres of 
land " on the north side joining Sakason's land," to run 
the whole length of my land. My wife Hannah is to 
have the use of ^ of my house and lands during her 
life, and my daughter Martha is to live in the house 
while she remains single. 

Dated the 22d day of the 2nd month, called April, 
1740. Witnesses, Daniel Kissam, Hannah Kissam, 
Thomas Pearsall, John Doty. I make my wife Han- 
nah and my son William executors. Proved, June 30, 
1744. 

Page 238. In the name of God, Amen, April 2, 
1744. I, SAMUEL DUSENBURY, of Hempstead, in Queens 
County, yeoman, being now sick. I leave to my son 
Samuel 10, to be paid by my executors when my 
youngest son Silvanus shall be 25 years old, in full for 
his portion of my estate. I leave to my son John 10. 
To my daughter Mary, wife of Nathan Lean (Lane), 
5. I leave to my wife Hannah the use of ^ of my 
homestead or land adjoining to my dwelling house, and 
the use of the room that she shall choose. I leave to 
my son Silvanus all my houses, lands, and meadows, 
salt and fresh, divided and undivided, in Hempstead, 
"and he is to maintain his mother with a good main- 
tenance, in all respects as a son ought to maintain a 
mother." If my son Sylvanus should die, then all the 
estate is to go to the rest of my children's sons and 
daughters (not named}. I make Thomas Foster and 
my brother Benjamin Dusenbury, both of Hempstead, 
executors. 

Witnesses, George Everett, Daniel Carman, John 
Mott. Proved, June 21, 1744. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. H 

Page 241. In the name of God, Amen, September 
15, 1740. I, JOHN VAN TYLE, of Staten Island, yeo- 
man, being in good health, I leave to my son Abraham 
^ of my farm or Plantation on the north side of Staten 
Island, with \ the buildings, when he is of age. " I 
give and bequeath unto the Fruit of my Body, be it 
son or daughter, now in the womb of my wife Beeltie 
Van Tyle, the other half of my farm when of age." If 
both children die, then to my two youngest brothers, 
Abraham and Otto Van Tyle. I make my brothers, 
Abraham and Otto Van Tyle, and Nicholas Vechte, 
executors. 

Witnesses, John Brestede, Aaron Trail, Jr., Joseph 
Ankens. Proved, June 26, 1744. 

Page 243. In the name of God, Ainen. Be it 
known and manifest that I, ABRAHAM SKINNER, of 
New York, mariner, being in good health. I leave to 
my eldest son Abraham 10. To my sons Abraham 
and John 100 when of age. I leave to my wife dur- 
ing her widowhood the use of all lands, and after 
her decease then to my two sons. I leave all the rest 
of my estate to my wife for the maintenance of herself 
and my two sons. I make my wife Martha and my 
friends, Nicholas Gouverneur and Nicholas Bayard, of 
New York, merchants, executors. 

Dated July 12, 1735. Witnesses, Thomas Vator, 
Jeremiah Tothill, Abraham Gouverneur. Proved be- 
fore Goldsbrow Banyer, Esq., December 30, 1744. 

Page 245. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOSHUA 
ISAACS, of New York, merchant, being in perfect health. 
" I desire my body to be buried in our Jews' burying 
ground in New York among my relatives and friends." 
"Whereas at the time of our marriage I gave to my 
wife Hannah a Bill of Dowry for 500 ; it is to be 
paid." " I leave 50 to our congregation of Jews in 
New York, the income to be for the support of a 
Hebrew School to teach poor children the Hebrew 



12 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

tongue." I leave to each of my brothers and sisters 
5 to buy mourning. I leave to my daughter Grace 
all the rest of my estate, but if I should leave any 
more children they are to have an equal share. I 
make Mr. Jacob Franks, merchant, of New York ; Mr. 
Solomon Isaacs, of Boston, and Mr. Joseph Simson, of 
New York, executors. 

Dated July 13, 1744. Witnesses, David Machado, 
Jacob Pinto, Samuel Pinto, Myer Myers. Proved, 
September 6, 1744. 

Page 247. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
ROLL, of Turtle Bay, in the out ward of New York, 
mariner, being sick. I leave to my son, Mangle Roll, 
5 in full of all demands as eldest son and heir. I 
leave to my wife Allida, and to my children, Mangle 
Roll and John Roll, all my estate when they are of 
age. My executors are to have full power to sell 
lands. My will is that my vessell be kept going for 
the better maintainance of my children if my wife 
thinks proper, and it is not to be sold. I make my 
wife and Isaac Bragaw, Sr., of Newtown, and John 
Carhart, of Rye, executors. 

Witnesses, Isaac Brackow, John Dyckman, Jacobus 
Kip. Proved, July 13, 1744. 

Page 250. In the name of God, Amen. I, SAMUEL 
PUMEEOY, of Newtown, in Queen's County, minister of 
the Gospel of Jesus Christ, being in health. " I leave my 
body to be buried in a Christian, solemn, and decent man- 
ner, as my executors may see fit, yet willing and requiring 
of them to have special regard to my judgment and 
opinion, delivered publicly, touching some circumstances 
of burial." The funeral charges, and charges for mourn- 
ing attire for my wife and children, are to be paid 
out of my own estate, distinct from what I had by 
my dear wife Elizabeth. I leave to my wife the whole 
of her dowry and portion of her father's estate, in such 
condition as it shall be at my decease ; Also whatever 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. J3 

she bought with the money of her father's estate and 
whatever she claims to be presents from her friends. 
I also give her my saddle horse, 2 cows, 2 swine, and 
as much corn, butter, and cheese as she desires out of my 
stock; Also a silver cup, and the use and benefit of 
that house and lot of land that formerly belonged to 
Jonathan Moore; Also a negro boy. If my wife 
thinks best my executors may sell the house and lot. 
"I give 10 to James Renne and Silas Titus, the pres- 
ent elders of the Presbyterian Church in Hempstead, 
for the use of the Presbyterian ministry, and so to con- 
tinue till the end of time." The rest of my houses and 
lands are to be sold, and all the rest of my estate I 
leave to my three daughters, Catharine Rycken, Abi- 
gail Hazzard and .Elizabeth Edsall. I make my son- 
in-law, Philip Edsall, and Jacob Reeder, executors. 

Dated July 29, 1740. Witnesses, John White, Mary 
White, Jeremiah Burroughs. Proved, July 23, 1744. 

Page 252. " And I, BENJAMIN THOMAS, considering 
the uncertainty of this life." I leave to my wife, Sarah 
Thomas, all my movable estate and make her executor. 

Dated July* 5, 1744. Proved, September 3, 1744. 

Page 254. In the name of God, Amen. I, ABRA- 
HAM KETTLETAS, of New York, merchant, being in good 
health. I leave to my eldest son Abraham <5, where- 
with I exclude, preclude, and debar him from all other 
claim as heir at law. I leave to my son Abraham all 
that my house and ground where I now live ; Also all 
that house and ground adjoining thereto on the west 
side, which I purchased of the widow of Benjamin El- 
dridge of New York, taylor; And also all that my 
store house and ground adjoining to the house and 
ground where I now live, on the east side, which I 
bought of David Jamieson, deceased. I leave to my 
son Johanes all that my house and ground now in the 
tenure of Joseph Haines, also the store house and 
ground adjoining thereto, situate in Smith street. I 



14 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

leave to my daughter Tennecke all that my small house 
and garden situate in Maiden lane, which I bought of 
David Clarkson. I also leave to her 1,000. I leave 
to my son Johanes 4,000 when of age, and to my wife 
200. I leave to Abraham, James, John, and Cornelius 
Duane, the children of my daughter Aeltye, deceased, 
wife of Anthony Duane, each 200. To Elizabeth 
and Ann Boelen, the children of my late son-in-law 
Abraham Boelen, each 100. My wife is to have the 
use of the house I bought of the widow Eldridge, WTth 
the building in rear. My executors are to pay to my 
wife for her better maintainance and support of my 
children 100 per year. I make my brother, Geritt 
Kettletas, and my brother-in-law Samuel D'Honeur, 
and my friends Robert Livingston and Peter V. B. 
Livingston, sons of Philip Livingston, Esq., and Nathan- 
iel Marston and Charles Cook, executors. 

Dated September 12, 1743. Witnesses, Daniel 
Dunscomb, Samuel Van Home, Simon Johnson. 

Codicil, March 30, 1744. I leave to my grand chil- 
dren, the children of my daughter, Aeltie Duane, 400. 

Witnesses, Charles Arding, Peter Kettletas, S. 
Johnson. Proved, September 7, 1744. 

Page 262. In the name of God, Amen. I, SARAH 
ROUSBY, of New York, widow of Christopher Rousby, 
late of New Jersey, deceased, being in good health and 
perfect mind. "The funeralls of my body are to be 
only such as shall become a Christian." After the 
payment of all debts and funeral charges, I leave all 
the rest of my estate to my five children, Christopher 
Rousby, Henry Rousby, Sarah, widow of Joseph 
Latham, William Rousby, and Elizabeth wife of John 
Troup, Jr. My eldest son Christopher shall have my 
wedding ring. I make my eldest son Christopher, 
and my son-in-law John Troup, executors. My houses 
and lands are to be sold by my executors. 

Dated November 1, 1732. Witnesses, Abraham 
Van Wyck, Benjamin Hildreth, Christopher Roberts. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 15 

Codicil, August 26, 1743. My daughter Sarah 
Latham having died, her share is to go to her children. 

Witnesses, Mansfield Tucker, James Johnson. 
Proved, September 12, 1744. The oldest son Chris- 
topher was then dead. 

[NoTE. Sarah Rousby was the widow of four hus- 
bands, William Cox, John Oort, Captain William 
Kidd and Christopher Rousby. She inherited a large 
estate from her first husband. Her home at the time 
of her death was probably No. 131 Pearl street, New 
York. W. S. P.] 

Page 265. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
DIJPUY, of New York, " Chirurgeou," being weak in 
body. I leave to my wife Ann, my negro wench and 
negro man, and my clock and furniture for one room ; 
Also all that my dwelling house where I now live, 
during her life, and then to my sons, John, Daniel, and 
Francis, and my daughters, Hester, and Jane, wife of 
Peter David, goldsmith. I leave to my daughter 
Hester, my dwelling house and lot next to the corner 
of King street, in William street, now or late in the 
tenure of Sheffield Howard; Also a negro girl and 

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furniture for a room. I leave to my son John my 
Great Garden in William street, and all the drugs 
and medicines belonging to my shop. I leave to my 
son Daniel 60, and to my son Francis a negro boy 
and 100. To my niece Susauah Chardavoyne, 5. 
My executors are to sell my house and farm in Orange 
County, and Also the lot on the corner of King street 
in William street, now in the tenure of Elias Mom- 
brute ; Also the house and lot I have opposite to my 
Great Garden left to my son John; Also my little 
garden near the French Church. I leave all the rest 
of my estate to my wife and children. I make my 
wife, and my son John, and my good friend Jeremiah 
Latouche, merchant, executors. 

Dated May 27, 1741. Witnesses, Richard Nicholls, 
John Van Cortlandt, John Burnet. 



16 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

Codicil, July 23, 1742. I leave to my sons Daniel 
and Francis my large silver tankard, weighing upwards 
of 30 ounces, which was brought by me from Jamaica, 
in the West Indies, and a silver poringer. And my 
wife is to have the use of all household furniture. 

Codicil, September 7, 1743. I leave to my son 
Francis, my shop, except 2 great mortars. 

Witnesses, John Bond, James Simson. Proved, 
July 24, 1744. 

[NOTE. The "Little garden near the French 
Church," is No. 29 Pine street, New York.] 

Page 268. In the name of God, Amen. December 
21, 1743, I, JAMES ROGERS, of Hunthington, in Suffolk 
County, farmer, being very sick. I leave to my wife 
Mary, all my meadow and marsh by the Town Harbor 
that lies on the east side of the creek, and all my mov- 
able estate ; Also the use of all houses, buildings, and 
lands until my son James is of age. I leave to my 
son James all lands, meadows, and buildings, except as 
otherwise ordered. It is my will that the two follow- 
ing pieces of land be sold for the benefit of my daugh- 
ters, Mary, Deborah, and Rebecca ; Namely, one piece 
of land called Daniel's field, bounded east by Obadiah 
Rogers, south by highway, west by James Chichester, 
and north by Obadiah Rogers. The other piece is a 
field which was formerly David Ketcham's, bounded 
south by highway, west by highway, north by my 
own land, and east by Sammis' land. These to be sold 
by my executors and the money paid to my three 
daughters when 18 years old. I make my wife Mary 
and my brother, John Rogers, and my brother-in-law, 
Jacob Rogers, executors. 

Witnesses, John Bryan, John Sammis, Ebenezer 
Prime. Proved, August 9, 1744. 

Page 271. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
MACKFERLIM,' of the manor of Scarsdale, in West- 
chester County, being weak in body. I leave to my 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 17 

eldest son John, 5 shillings to be paid on demand. I 
leave to niy wife Janettie, all my estate during her life 
or widowhood, and she is to pay all debts. After her 
death or marriage all the estate, both real and personal, 
is to be sold and the money to be divided into three 
parts, to be paid to my sons John and Joseph, and f 
to my two youngest sons, Robert and James. " To pre- 
vent any hardship that may arise to my beloved wife 
in case my children prove undutifull, I empower her' 
to make the best of the estate she can, and having sold 
it, to take 30 of the price it sells for, for her part, 
and pay the rest to my sons." I make my wife and 
John King of New Rochelle, executors. 

Dated December 27, 1742. Witnesses, John Rods, 
John King. Proved, August 13, 1744. 

Page 272. In the name of God, Amen. I, WALTER 
WILMOT, of Jamaica, in Queens County, " Clerk," being 
sick. " I bequeath my soul to God who gave it, and 
my body to the Earth from whence it came, to be 
decently buried at the direction of my executors, in 
sure hopes of a Resurrection of my body, and a re- 
union of my Soul and Body at the Last Day." All 
debts and funeral charges to be paid. I leave to 
David Smith, Samuel Smith, and Elias Bayles, Deacons 
and Elders of the English Presbyterian Congregation 
of Jamaica, and to their successors, the sum of 10, 
" the interest to remain in all ages hereafter for the 
upholding of a standing ministry in said Congregation." 
I leave to my well beloved mother, Mary Sawden, 30, 
provided she give up a bond for my paying her 36 or 
37 shillings a year during her life. I leave to my sis- 
ter Mary, wife of Daniel Goldsmith, of Southold, 40 
shillings, and to my sister Hannah, wife of Obadiah 
Munson, of New Haven, 40 shillings. To my sister 
Sarah, wife of Abraham Bradley, of New Haven, 20 
shillings. To my sister Hepsibah, wife of Daniel 
Moore, of Goshen, 40 shillings. To my brother, 
Nathan Sawden, of Jamaica, 20 shillings and my wear- 



18 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

ing apparel. To my sister Anne, wife of Cornelius 
Smith, of Jamaica, 8. My executors shall procure 
and set up at the head of the grave of my deceased 
wife at Oyster Bay, a tomb-stone with this inscription: 



" Behold my Dearest part has left this world, 
Till Nature into Ruins shall be hurled, 
Then shall she rise, bright as the morning fair, 
And gain the Skies, with joys beyond compare." 



I give to my negro, Bett, her freedom. My execu- 
tors are to sell my other negroes and movable estate 
at vendue, except my wife's wearing apparel and my 
plate, w r hich I reserve for my dear and only daughter 
Freelove Townsend Wilmot, and she is to be left at 
nurse where she now is, so long as my executors may 
think proper. If she lives to the age of 7 years, she is 
to be put to the Rev. Mr. Prime, of Hunttington, as he 
and my executors may agree upon. All the rest of 
my estate of houses, lands, and movables, I leave to 
my said daughter. If she dies without issue, then my 
houses and lands are to return to where they would 
have done if my wife had not conveyed them away in 
her life time, one half to my brothers and sisters, 
and one half to my wife's heirs. I appoint my uncle, 
Micaiah Townsend, of Oyster Bay, and my friends, 
Justice Samuel Smith, Peter Smith, and William Creed 
of Jamaica, executors. 

Dated July 31, 1744. Witnesses, James Lewis, 
Jemima Wright, Benjamin Hinchman. Proved, Aug- 
ust 14, 1744. 

[NOTE. Rev. Walter W 7 ilmot was pastor of the 
Presbyterian Church, at Jamaica, and was ordained 
April 12, 1738. He married a daughter of Jonathan 
Townsend, of Oyster Bay. His wife died February 
25, 1744, and he followed her to the grave August 6, 
1744, at the age of 35. His child probably died 
young. Mr. Wilmot was the son of Alexander Wilmot, 
and was born at Bridge Hampton, L. I. W. S. P.] 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 19 

Page 276. In the name of God, Amen. I, JONA- 
THAN SMITH, of Smithtown, in Suffolk County, being 
of sound and disposing mind. I leave all my worldly 
estate to my two daughters, Tabitha Floyd and Ruth 
Smith, with all power as I might have as heir to the 
estate of Richard Smith, Sr. And, whereas, there has 
been of late several divisions of lands and Thatch beds 
in Smithtown, to which the survivors of Richard Smith 
had no right by will, but only by agreement by me, 
and have frequently gone contrary to that agreement. 
I give all my right to my said daughters. And, 
whereas, my son Platt Smith, who is lately deceased, 
having a controversy and dispute with Daniel Law- 
rence, came subtly and fraudent and cried to me and 
said that without I did give him a deed for my right 
on the west side of the river, where he lived, he would 
lose his action, and promising that it should be of no 
force except as to the action, by which he now lays 
claim to the greater part of all my estate on the west 
side of the river. It is my will that all my right of 
that part of my estate be divided between his two 
children, and mine when of age, for it was fraudulent, 
and he tried to defraud me and is gone to give an 
account for all the deeds done in the body, as I know 
I must do. I make Nicoll Floyd and Henry Smith 
executors. If my son Platt Smith's children agree 
with my wishes, I appoint their uncle, Lanky Wool- 
sey, to see and act as executor for them. 

Dated October 10, 1743. Witnesses, Peter Halleck, 
Edmund Smith, W. Nicoll, Jr. Proved, November 29, 
1744. 

[NOTE. Jonathan Smith was grandson of Richard 
Smith, the Patentee of Smithtown. The original will, 
written with his own hand, is in possession of Mrs. Will- 
iam H. Wickham, of New York, who is his descend- 
ant. His daughter Tabitha married Nicoll Floyd, and 
was the mother of General William Floyd, Signer of 
the Declaration of Independence. His daughter Ruth 
married Henry Smith, Jr., of the " Tangier Smith " 



20 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 15. 

family. His son, Platt Smith, died August 6, 1743. 
W. S. P.] 

Page 280. In the name of God, Amen. " I, WILL- 
IAM DRAPER, mariner, of the Privateer Sloop " Polly, 
of which Captain Richard Jeffries is Commander, being 
bound on a cruise against his Majesty's enemies." I 
leave all my share of prizes to Daniel Hazzard and 
Samuel Bayard, of New York, shop-keepers, and I 
make them executors. 

Dated June 28, 1744. Witnesses, Thomas Alsop, 
Thomas Kip. Proved, September 3, 1744. 

Page 282. " The ninth day of September, in the 
year 1744, 1, RICHARD PEARCE, of Cow Neck, in Queens 
county, blacksmith, being very sick, I leave to my dear 
and well-beloved wife, Susanah, all my real and mova- 
ble estate during her widowhood. If my son Samuel 
will pay my bond to Edward Sands, he shall have my 
negro boy 'Jack.' I leave to my grand-children, 
George and John, sons of Joseph Baker, all my black- 
smith's tools. The father of them to have the youse of 
the tools till they are of age." I leave to my daughter 
Phebe a yearling heifer, and to my daughter Hannah a 
little negro girl named Patty. I leave to my son Sam- 
uel all my real estate after the death of my wife. I 
make my friend, Tristram Dodge, and my son Samuel, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Richard Thorn, Thomas Dodge, Samuel 
Dodge. Proved, September 8, 1744. 

Page 283. In the name of God, Amen, November 
6, 1743. I, VINCENTIUS ATCTONIDES, minister of the 
Gospel at Flatbush, being in good health. I leave to 
my eldest son Johanes, for his birth right, a negro boy, 
" John," aged ten years, and all the books in which I 
have written this in Dutch, " Dit book behoort tot 
myn zoon Johanes Antonides." Also all my writing 
library, both Latin and Dutch, and all the rest to my 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 21 

heirs, my son Johanes, my daughter Johana, wife of 
Cornelius Rapalye, and my grand-daughter Margareta, 
wife of Jacobus Vanderspiegel. I make my son Jo- 
hanes, and my friends Jacobus Goelet and Peter 
Stryeher, executors. 

Witnesses, James Remsen, Engelbert Lott, Jan Dit- 
inarts. Proved, September 7, 1744. 

Page 285. In the name of God, Amen. I, THOMAS 
WILSON, of New York, tailor, being very sick. All my 
debts are to be paid, my apprentice is to be set free 
from any further service. All the rest of my estate I 
leave to my daughter, Mary Ann Wilson. I make 
Joseph Royal, merchant, and Matthew Woolf, mariner, 
executors. 

Dated July 30, 1744. Witnesses, Edward Malley, 
William Glover, Jacob Dempia. Proved, September 
18, 1744. Executors having resigned, Letters of ad- 
ministration were granted to Sheffield Howard. 

Page 288. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
BRITTS, of New York, mariner, " not knowing the un- 
certainty of man's life nor how soon God may please 
to call me, being verry sike and loo, boat in parfect 
memory." I appoint John Rattery, of New York, 
gunner of the Privateer Sloop " Elizabeth," Captain 
Thomas Barnes, Commander, to be my sole heir. 

Dated this 27th of August, 1744. "This will to be 
of no effect if John Britts shall recover." Before these 
witnesses, John Gold, Evan Griffiths. Proved, Sep- 
tember 19, 1744. 

Pasre 289. In the name of God, Amen, November 

^j * ' 

6, 1742. I, HELENA VAN PELT, of Staten Island, being 
weak in body. I leave to my grand-son, John Van Pelt, 
my small spotted trunk. To my grand-daughter, Wi- 
anche Van Pelt, my large round box. I leave all the 
rest of my estate to my son, John Van Pelt, and make 
him executor. 



22 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

Witnesses, Lewis Dubois, Jr., Alexander Anderson, 
Philip Tillyer. Proved before Walter Dongan, Esq., 
August 25, 1744. 

Page 291. In the name of God, Amen, May 21, 
1728. I, WOUTER VAN PELT, of Brookland, at a place 
called Gowanus, yeoman, being in good health. I leave 
all my estate, real and personal, to all my children, 
Teunis, Alexander, Peter, Johanes, Mary, Elizabeth 
and Jackomyntie, and to my grand-daughter, Margaret 
Bennett. I leave to my eldest son Teunis 10 for his 
birth-right, and I make him and my son Alexander ex- 
ecutors, and guardians of my grand-daughter Margarett 
Bennett. 

Witnesses, Seyner De Hart, Joseph Hegeman, S. 
Gerritsen. Proved, September 29, 1744. 

Page 293. In the name of God, Amen, May 28, 
1744. I, CORNELIUS MULDER, of Claverack, in the 
County of Albany, yeoman, being sick. I leave to 
my wife Jannettie all my estate during her widow- 
hood. After her death or marriage all my real estate 
that was made over to me by my honored father, Cor- 
nelius Stevense Muller, by indenture dated October 4, 
1723, shall come into the full management and lawful 
possession of my nephew, Johanes Tobise Van Dusen, 
of whom I am Godfather, he rendering and fulfilling 
all such dues to the Lord Patroon of Rensselarwyck 
as are specified in that indenture. I also give him my 
2 guns, when he is of age, and two slaves, and a silver 
cup and spoon. I leave to my brother, Christopher 
Mulder, 50. To my brother Jacob, 15. To Corne- 
lius and Isaac, the sons of my deceased brother Jo- 
hanes, 5 each. I make my wife, and my good and 
trusty friends, William Van Ness and Jacob Freese, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Ten Broeck, Wy Herri Esselsten, 
Joseph Freese. Proved before Myndert Schuyler, 
Esq., October 4, 1744. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 23 

Page 295. "Flushing, January the 22, l73f. In 
the name of God, Amen." I, FRANCIS BLOODGOOD, of 
Flushing, in Queens County. I leave to my wife Char- 
ity my large Bible, and a bed with all furniture, and a 
horse and saddle and 2 cows. All the rest of my real 
and personal estate to be sold and the proceeds to be 
divided into four parts, my wife and my sons Joseph 
and James to have each one part, and one part "to 
that which my wife is now with child with." I make 
my wife and my brother, William Bloodgood, exec- 
utors. 

Witnesses, Caleb Field, Abraham Willett, Jr., John 
Willett, Jr., William Lawrence. Proved, October 9, 
1744. 

Page 297. In the name of God, Amen, August 2, 
1743. I, JOHN AMBOYNEAU, of New York, merchant, 
being in good health. My wife Frances is to have full 
power to sell any part of my estate she may think 
proper, and she may give to my son John such portions 
as she shall think fit to bestow upon him. If my wife 
should marry, then my son is to have f of all the estate. 
I make my wife executor. 

Witnesses, Josiah Furman, William Furman, Thomas 
Duncan. Proved, October 26, 1744. 

Page 299. In the name of God, Amen, August 15, 
1741. I, THOMAS BLAIN, of Orange County, yeoman, 
being very sick. I leave to my wife Catharine the use 
of all my estate, real v and personal, during her widow- 
hood. " If she see cause to marry again, she shall have 
the thirds of the movable estate and quit the place." 
After the death of my wife, all the estate is to be di- 
vided among my children Ann, Margaret, William, 
Elizabeth, and John. " I further will that my younger 
children shall have Common Learning, that is Reading 
and Writing, bestowed on them." " I will that those 
creatures that goes by the name of my children's creat- 
ures, and their increase, shall be to the use of said 



24 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

children." I make my beloved friends, David Mack- 
amby and William Thomson, of Orange County, exec- 
utors. 

Witnesses, Richard Edsall, Joseph Parry, Thomas 
Wright. Proved before Henry Ludlam, November 4, 
1744. 

Page 301. In the name of God, Amen, November 
20, 1744. I, DANIEL KNAPP, of the White Plains, in 
the County of Westchester, yeoman, being very sick. 
I leave to my wife Martha all household goods and the 
use of my house and tenement so long as she shall re- 
main my widow. If she marries, the executors are to 
sell the farm and privileges at vendue, and they shall 
pay to my wife 50. To my Cousin, Levine Mead, 25. 
To the Presbyterian Society of White Plains, 10. All 
the rest to my brothers, Benjamin and Moses Knapp, 
and my cousin, Gilbert Hatfield. I make my wife and 
my cousin, Gabriel Lynch, executors. 

Witnesses, David Horton, Jr., John Hosier, Caleb 
Hyatt, Jr. Proved before Samuel Purdy, Esq., Decem- 
ber 1, 1744. 

Page 303. " JOHN BACKER'S will, wrote at the bot- 
tom of a Power of Attorney." And I, the said JOHN 
BACKER, make this my will, and bequeath to my wife 
and children all my estate, real and personal, and make 
her executor. 

June 28, 1744. Witnesses, William Roome, Abra- 
ham Van Vleeck, Thomas Laurence, Jr. Proved De- 
cember 18, 1744, and his wife Mary Backer is con- 
firmed as executor. (Names of children not given,.) 

Page 304. In the name of God, Amen. I, SARAH 
SAUNDERS, of New York, spinster, being in good health, 
I leave to my sister Margaret, widow of James Hender, 
and to her daughter, Jean Hender, in the Mews, near 
Charing Cross, in Mr. North's Lodgings in London, to 
each 5, to be paid out of a bond due to me from 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 25 

Henry Gillam, dated July 16, 1729. I leave to Mary 
Bell, wife of John Bell, carpenter, of New York, my 
cypher ring. I leave to Mrs. Edy Favor, my Cali- 
manco gown, and my prayer book. To Mrs. Ann Bart- 
lett, 2 gold rings, and a silk petticoat. To her daugh- 
ter, Anne Bartlett, my gold buttons, and my red gown, 
lined with blue silk. To Mr. William Bartlett, barber, 
5. To Mr. Thomas Grrigg, joyner, my large Bible 
and 5, and to his daughters Hannah and Sarah 
my linnen. I make my friend, Thomas Grrigg, exec- 
utor. 

Dated April 29, 1743. Witnesses, Thomas Grrigg, 
Jr., David Penant, Jacob Staples. Proved, December 
19, 1744. 

Page 306. In the name of Grod, Amen. I, JACOB 
BLACK WELL, of Newtown, in Queens County, yeoman, 
being in perfect mind. I leave to my son Jacob one 
cow. To my daughter Rebecca two cows and 50. 
All the rest of my movable estate I leave to my 6 
children, Jacob Blackwell, Sarah Hallett, Lydia Hal- 
lett, Rebecca Blackwell and Robert Blackwell. I 
make my sons Jacob and Robert, and my son-in-law, 
John Hallett, executors. 

Dated September 16, 1743. Witnesses, Daniel 
Mann, John Parall, Jr., Jacob Reeder. Proved, Decem- 
ber 19, 1744. 

Page 308. "I, ELIAS CORNELIUS, of Oyster Bay, 
South, in Queens County, being weak in body." I 
leave to my four sons, Elias, Jonathan, John, and 
Moses, all of my lands, meadows, and buildings which 
I have in Oyster Bay, west neck, where I now live, 
And all the land that lies on the north side of the 
highway, that runs across said neck ; And also all 
my land and meadows in Seamans Neck. I leave to 
my wife Elizabeth the entire use of all my lands till my 
sons are of age. All my movable estate I leave to my 
wife Elizabeth and my daughters Jane and Patience. 



26 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

I make my wife and my two brothers, Richard Smith 
and Jonathan Smith, Jr., executors. 

Dated July 3, 1743. Witnesses, David Jones, Peter 
Brass, Ezekiel Matthews. Proved, December 20, 1744. 

Page 309. " Know all men by these Presents. That 
I, HENRY WILLIS, of Hempstead, in Queens County, be- 
ing this 9th day of the 10th month, 1744, very sick and 
weak, and willing to set my house in order.' 1 I leave 
to my wife Phebe the use of one half of my lands and 
dwelling house while she remains my widow and no 
longer, and my daughter Phebe is to dwell in the 
house with her. I leave to my son Silas f of my real 
estate, and what I have given him by deed is to be 
accounted as part ; Also the dwelling house after my 
wife's decease. My executors are to sell so much of 
my lands near the head of Hempstead Harbor as will 
pay all my just debts. And all the lands and meadows 
which I have lying at Newbridge neck at South shall 
be sold by my executors. Of the proceeds, my daugh- 
ter Phebe is to have one half and ,25, and the rest to 
the 5 children of my daughter, Mary Post, deceased. 
Their father, Richard Post, my son-in-law, is to have 
3. I leave to my daughter Phebe my sorell riding 
horse. All the rest of my estate to my son Silas and 
my daughter Phebe. I make my son Silas and my 
brother John Willis, both of Hempstead, and my 
brother Samuel Willis, of Oyster Bay, executors. 

Witnesses, William Willis, Thomas Pearsall, Daniel 
Thurston, Nathaniel Seaman. Proved before Adam 
Lawrence, Esq., December 27, 1744. 

Page 312. In the name of God, Amen. July 25, 
1741. I, HENDRICK WYCKOFF, of Flatlands, in Kings 
County, yeoman, being infirm of body. After pay- 
ment of all debts, I leave to my wife Helena the use 
of all my houses, lands, and movable estate without the 
interference of any person during her widowhood and 
no longer. After her death I leave to my loving kins- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 27 

man, Johanes Williamse Wyckoff, son of Peter Will- 
iaujse, all and singular my real and personal estate in 
Flatlands, and all my wood lands and cleared lands in 
Gravesend, and all personal estate except one negro 
girl, which I give to my wife Helena. I leave to my 
loving cousin (nephew), Peter Wyckoff, son of my 
eldest brother, Ciaas Peterse Wyckoff, 5. I make my 
wife executor. 

Witnesses, Hermanus Hoogland, Daniel Rapalye, 
Christopher Cod wise. Proved, December 10, 1744. 

Page 315. In the name of God, Amen. December 
5, 1744. ; 'I, JOSEPH HINCHMAN, of Flushing, surgeon, 
being sick and weak, and being desirous to settle my 
estate in such manner that no controversies shall arise." 
I leave to my wife Mary my negroes " Will " and 
" Bess," also a riding mare and a woman's saddle, and 
two beds with furniture, 4 cows, a large copper kettle, 
6 pewter platters and 12 plates, 2 iron pots, my best 
pair of andirons, a tea kettle and 7 silver spoons. I 
leave to my son Joseph all my wearing apparell and all 
my books and instruments of chirurgery. To my 
daughters Mary and Sarah, each a negro girl when 
they are 18 years old. I leave to my executors all my 
lands, meadows, and dwelling house, with all appur- 
tenances, to be sold, and after payment of debts and 
funeral charges, fa of the proceeds to my wife, and the 
rest to my children, Joseph, William, Robert, James, 
John, Mary and Sarah. To be paid to my sons when 
21 and to my daughters when 18. I make my wife 
and my brother-in-law, William Bloodgood, executors. 

Witnesses, Bernardus Ryder, William Field, Ben- 
jamin Hinchman. Proved, January 1, 174|. 

Page 318. In the name of God, Amen. September 
20, 1742. I, PETER VAN OBLINUS, of Harlem, Gent., 
being in health. I leave to Tanaca Beneen, my kins- 
man, 50. To Mary Herman, the daughter of my last 
wife, 20. To, Yurie Willem Bretts, son of my last 



28 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

wife, 20. To John Willem Bretts, son of my last 
wife, 20. To Peter Willem Bretts, son of John 
Willem Bretts, my gun. To Peter Waldron, son of 
Peter Waldron, a gun. To Nicholas Willem Bretts, 
20. To Anna Margaretta Bretts, 20 and a new 
outset when married. I leave to my kinsman, Peter 
Waldron, all the rest of my estate, real and personal, 
and make him executor. "Last of all, I give to my 
well beloved brother, Hendrick Van Oblinus, one 
British Shilling." 

Witnesses, Abraham Myer, Arund Myer, James 
McKinley. Proved, January 17, 



Page 321. In the name of God, Amen, March 31, 
1 742. I, JEREMIAH JAGGER, of Southampton, in Suif oik 
County, yeoman, being very sick. I leave to my eldest 
son, John Jagger, my house that was called my son 
Jeremiah Jagger's, and the close of land on which it 
stands, lying in Southampton, bounded north by Samuel 
Cooper's land, east by Samuel Jagger's land, west by 
highway, south by Samuel Johnes' land ; Also of 
my land on the west side of my close at the 10 acre 
Lots ; Also my meadow at Seponack, that I purchased 
of Joseph Sayre ; Also ^ of my meadow in the amend- 
ment, and so down to the bottom of Birch Neck, at 
Accobog, And ^ of a 50 right of Commonage 
throughout the bounds of Southampton, and ^ of my 
orchard at Long Springs, and ^ of my right in the house 
at Accoboo;, and ^ of a 50 right in the east and west 

O' * o 

Divisions of the late divided lands. My son John is 
not to disturb my son William in the possession of 
5 acres of land at Seven Ponds, which my son Jeremiah 
bought of Samuel Jagger. My wife is to have the use 
of all the above lands while she remains my widow. 
I leave to my son Nathan Jagger, my close of land 
which was my brother Benjamin Jagger's, in South- 
ampton, bounded north by Samuel Jagger's home 
lot, south by Samuel Cooper's home lot, east by high- 
way and west by Nathan Reeves ; Also ^ of my land 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 29 

in the 10 acre Lotts, and ^ of my house and meadow at 
Birch neck, in the amendment, and so down to the 
bottom of said neck ; Also ^ of a 50 right of meadow 
which I bought of the widow Jessup, at the head of 
the cove at Accobog, and ^ of my lot of meadow on 
the Beach, and of my new laid out land. I leave to 
my son Daniel 5 shillings. I leave to my son William 
Jagger, my close at Seven Ponds, bounded south by 
highway, west by Ichabod Sayre, east by the heirs of 
Richard Halsey, And of my house and meadow at 
Birch neck, and ^ the meadow I bought of Widow 
Jessup, and my lot of meadow on the beach. I also 
leave him my house and home lot and barn, and my 
wind-mill. My wife is to have the use of ^ of these 
lands. I leave to my sons William and Nathan, my 
lot at Camp's Pond, and meadow at North Sea and 
Seponack, and they are to maintain my brother Benja- 
min equally between them. I leave to my daughter, 
Sarah Hildreth, 10 shillings. To my daughters, Hannah 
Halsey and Patience Ho well, each 10 shillings, and to 
my grand-child, Christian Prior, 10 shillings. I leave 
to my son Nathan the house he lives in and the land 
about it. I make my wife Hannah and my son Will- 
iam executors. 

Witnesses, John Woolley, Obadiah Johnes, Aaron 
Burnet Proved before Brinley Silvester, Esq., October 
23, 1744. 

[NOTE. Jeremiah Jagger was the ancestor of a very 
numerous family in Southampton. The house and lot 
left to his son John is the old Jagger homestead, on 
the east side of the North road, a little south of the road 
to Seponack. The house was built in 1707, and was 
burned February 18, 1891. The lot was laid out to 
John Jagger about 1656, and has never been out of the 
family. The lot of Samuel Jagger is the east half of 
the lot, and was sold by him to Joseph Post, and was 
lately owned by his descendant, Elizabeth Reeves, wife 
of the late Albert Reeves. " The 10 acre lots " is the 
tract bounded south by Cooper's neck lane, and north 



30 ABSTEACTS OF WILLS-LIBEK 15. 

by Halsey's Neck Lane. The meadow at Seponack is 
at the head of Bull's Head bay- Birch neck is in the 
vicinity of Flanders, on Peconic river. The Close left 
to son Nathan is the farm of Charles Henry Halsey, on 
the west side of North Sea road. The home lot of 
Samuel Jagger is next north. The railroad runs through 
both of these tracts. The Close at Seven Ponds, left 
to son William, is the farm of late Daniel Y. Phillips. 
The house and home lot left to son William is the 
original home lot of John Jagger, the first settler, on 
the west side of Main Street, Southampton, south of 
the burying ground, and now owned by the heirs of 
Captain George G. White. Camp's Pond is on the east 
side of Sag Harbor turnpike. The windmill stood on 
the west side of the west street of Southampton, where 
the old school-house (now a dwelling-house) stands. 
W. S. P.] 

Page 824. In the name of God, Amen. I, RICHARD 
BAKER, of New York, being sick and weak. I leave all 
my estate, real and personal, to my wife Martha, and 
my children Richard and Sarah. My wife to have the 
use of all during her widowhood. I make my wife 
and my loving friend, Jeremiah Lattowche, executors. 

Dated September 4, 1744. Witnesses, Susanah Keely, 
Abraham Kettletas, William Jamieson. Proved, Janu- 
ary 22, 174f 

Page 326. In the name of God, Amen. I, MOSES 
FOWLER, of East Chester, Esq., being sick. My exec- 
utors are to pay to my son Solomon Fowler 1 shillings, 
he having received a deed for some land already. I 
leave to my son Stephen all that parcel of land I bought 
of John Drake, and a piece adjoining the same, which I 
bought of Roger Barton, bounded east by the road, near 
Moses Hunt's laud, south by Walter Briggs, west by 
Bronx river, and north by Moses Hunt, and adjoins a 
field called " Jewels field ;" Also, a tract of land I bought 
of Isaac Taylor and Joseph Stanton, bounded east by 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 31 

John Fowler, west by Kings road ; Also, a piece of 
fresh meadow, lying up in the old meadow; Also, a 
piece of salt meadow by the road near Sellick's landing. 
I leave to my son Elijah, my dwelling house where I 
now live, and the barn, mill, house and lot, bounded 
west by King's road ; Also a piece of fresh meadow be- 
fore my dwelling house, and a piece of land called 
Jewel's field, bounded by the Kings road and the road 
to East Chester ; Also, a piece of land lying before Moses 
Hunt's door, "being at the corner by the school house," 
and running by the road to Bronx river. I leave to my 
three sons all my wearing apparell. My executors are 
to sell at vendue the house, barn, and land where my 
son-in-law, Edward Barton, lately lived, and the pro- 
ceeds are to be paid to my daughters, Phebe, Sarah, 
Charity, Elizabeth, Abigail, arid Miriam. I leave to 
my daughter Mary, 20. I make my trusty friend and 
brother, John Fowler, of East Chester, and Jonathan 
Archer, executors. 

Dated December 27, 1744. Witnesses, Moses Hunt, 
Alexander Dunell, Thomas Allen. Proved, January 
23, I74f 

Page 330. "HENRY ROUSBY'S will, wrote at the 
foot of a Power of Attorney, made to his wife Emma 
Rousby." And the said HENRY ROUSBY, considering 
the uncertainty of this transitory world, I leave to my 
wife Emma Rousby, all household goods, and all my 
other estate. 

Dated February 23, 174f. Witnesses, James Wright, 
Heyltie Harden. Proved, January 26, 174^. 

Page 331. In the name of God, Amen. I, GERAR- 
BUS TEN EYCK, of New York, mariner, being in good 
health. I leave to my well-beloved mother, Neeltie Ten 
Eyck, widow, all my estate, real and personal, and 
make her executor. 

Dated April 5, 1731. Witnesses, John Robinson, 
John Paul, Nicholas Eyres. Proved, January 29, 



32 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

Page 333. In the name of God, Amen. I, WINE- 
FRED WRIGHT, of Flushing, in Queen's County, widow. 
This October 24, 1744, I direct all debts and funeral 
charges to be paid. I leave to my daughter, Susanah 
Wright, .40, and a bed and a looking glass and house- 
hold goods in consideration of her tender care in wait- 
ing and tending upon me in my sickness. All the rest 
of my estate I leave to my daughters, Elizabeth Wheel- 
er, Catherine Griffin, and Sarah Wright. I make my 
daughter Susanah executrix. 

Witnesses, David Roe, Ezekiel Roe, Benjamin 
Wright. Proved, February 15, 



Page 335. In the name of God, Amen. I, SARAH 
SLEIGH, of Flushing, in Queen's County, being well in 
body. I leave to my son Charles, 20 shillings in full 
of all pretense as heir-at-law. I leave all my personal 
estate to my three daughters, Hannah, Sarah, and Mary. 
All my real estate of houses and lands I leave to my 
five children, Hannah, Charles, John, Sarah and Mary. 
"I direct that. my son John and my daughter Mary, be 
put to some handicraft business, whereby they may be 
able to provide for themselves." I make Jacob Mouna, 
of New York, Doctor, and Thomas Hinchman, of Flush- 
ing, yeoman, executors. 

Dated February 9, IT 19. Witnesses, Samuel Brown, 
James Smallshanks, Samuel Borden. Proved, Febru- 
ary 6, I74f. Jacob Mouna was then dead, Thomas 
Hinchman refused the executorship, and Letters of 
administration were granted to her daughter, Mary 
Sleigh. 

Page 337. In the name of God, Amen, January 
15, 1736. I, ADRIAN MAN, of New York, shopkeeper, 
being sick. I leave to my wife Hannah during her life 
all my houses, lands, and tenements. After her death, 
all my estate, real and personal, is to be divided into 6 
parts. 5 parts are to be given to the children of my 
son John Man, deceased, and one part to Samuel Pell, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 33 

son of my wife Hester Man. I make my wife Hester, 
Anna Man and Samuel Pell, cordwainer, executors. 

Witnesses, Gideon Lynsen, Johanes Hyer, Peter 
Messier. Proved, February 14, 174^. 

Page 339. In the name of God, Amen. I, CoEisr- 
RADT TEN EYCK, of New York, bolter, being sick, I 
leave to my only son, Tobias Ten Eyck, all my fire- 
arms, sword, and saddle. I leave to my wife of all 
my estate. All the rest to my son Tobias and my 
daughters Sarah, wife of Anthony Ten Eyck, and 
Elizabeth, wife of John Clopper. I make my son 
Tobias, and my son-in-law, Anthony Ten Eyck, and my 
friend, Abraham van Dyck, shopkeeper, executors. 

Dated May 27, 1744. Witnesses, David Abeel, 
Theodorus van Wyck, Simon Johnson. Proved, March 
4, 174f 

Page 343. In the name of God, Amen. I, STEPHA- 
NUS GROESBEEK, of Albany, merchant, August 29, 
1743. I leave to my eldest son John, 15 in full of 
his right of primogeniture. I leave to my wife 60 a 
year, and she is to have the use of all my houses and 
silver plate and household goods and two negroes. I 
leave to my son John all my farm " at a place called 
Tinker Hooghten in Schenectady," on the north side 
of the Mohawk river at the value of 600, to be paid 
to my children Catharine, Elizabeth, and Gerardus. I 
leave to my son Gerardus all that my lot of ground in 
Albany in Parel street in the second ward, where I 
now dwell, between the house and lot of Warner van 
Jueren, and the house and lot of Janettie Ten Eyck, 
and the lot of Abraham Cuyler, with the house and 
tenements ; Also all my share and right in a certain 
tract of land or island, lying at or near a place called 
Otiquage on the south side of the Mohawk river, 
granted by Patent unto Rutger Bleecker, Nicholas 
Bleecker arid others, being my J- part. This and the 
house and lot at Albany is to be valued at 750, and 



34 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

is to be accounted as part of my estate, so that my other 
children, John, Catharine, and Elizabeth, shall have each 
an equal part of my estate. I leave to my daughter 
Catharine, wife of Peter Schuyler, all that my land 
lying near Fort Hunter at Tionondorago in the Mo- 
hawk country, now in the occupation of Frans Cru- 
ger, for her life, and then to her son Stephen Schuyler, 
at the value of 450. And Stephen Schuyler shall 
pay to his brothers and sisters each an equal part of 
the same, reserving one part to himself. I leave to my 
daughter Elizabeth, wife of Stephen van Rensselaer, 
my two houses and lots in Jonker street in the First 
ward in Albany, near the English church, during her life 
and then to her son Stephen, at the value of 160; and 
he is to pay his brothers and sisters each an equal part. 
I leave to my children, John, Catharine, Elizabeth, and 
Gerardus, all that my lot of ground in the manor of 
Rensselaerwyck near Steenbergh, on the west side of 
the highway, to be equally divided ; the south part 
to niy son John, the next to my daughter Catharine, 
the next to my daughter Elizabeth, and the north part 
to my son Gerard us. I leave to my children, John, 
Elizabeth, and Gerardus, each \ part of all my lands 
situate in the County of Albany at a place called 
Maroomskack, near Hoosick. The other % I leave to 
the children of my daughter Catharine, viz., Peter, Eliza- 
beth, Stephen, and Philip Schuyler. I leave to my son 
John an Indian boy " Jeff," and a negro wench for his 
daughter Elizabeth. To my daughters Catharine and 
Elizabeth each 2 negroes, to my son Gerardus, 3 negroes. 
The above mentioned sums of money are to be equally 
divided between my children, also the sums which are 
charged to them on my book. I leave my house and 
lot in Schenectady and all the rest of my estate to all 
my children, and I make my wife Elizabeth and all 
my children executors. 

Witnesses, Rutger Bleeker, Johanes Rutse Bleeker, 
Abraham Cuyler, Jr. Proved in Albany, before Myn- 
dert Schuyler, Esq., September 13, 1744. 



ABSTRACTS OP WILLS LIBER 15. 35 

Page 350. (Written in the Dutch language.) I, 
CORNELIUS SCHENCK, of Boswyck (Bushwick), in 
Kings County, this 9th day of November, 1744. My 
will is that my wife Abegeltie shall have my whole 
estate during her widowhood, but if she marries she 
shall have only 20. After her death then all to my 
daughter Mary. (JVe> witnesses.) 

Proved, November 29, IT 44, on the oath of Hen- 
drick Schenck, of East New Jersey, farmer, who testi- 
fied that he saw Cornelius Schenck sign the will. 
Letters of administration granted to Johanes Lott, Esq., 
of Kings County, as principal creditor. 

Page 352. In the name of God, Amen, "I, THEO- 
PHILUS PIERSON, belonging to Southampton in the 
County of Suffolk, being through God's goodness, I 
have my reason and understanding, though weak in 
body." I leave to my wife Sarah, my negro girl " Peg " 
"and the use of which room it pleaseth her in my 
dwelling house," and all beds and bedding and woolen 
and linnen yarn, and my two handle silver cup, and all 
the silver spoons, and a chest of drawers, "and all 
other chests, chairs and other lumber that is used in 
the house," and what she had of her mother Topping 
at her death, and 10 in money. And my 3 sons, 
Henry, Stephen, and Nathan, shall find their mother 
all necessaries, as to bread and meat, fire wood and all 
other things except wearing clothes. " I would have 
it understood that if my wife marry, my sons are not 
to provide for her while she is married." I leave to 
my son Henry, the house and land that he now lives 
on, which house and land I had of John Pierson and 
Josiah Halsey ; Also my Fairfield lot adjoining to 
Elnathan White, and David Pierson and Josiah Top- 
pings ; Also all my beach close and \ of my meadow 
at Sag Harbor, and % of my right in Montauk, and 
of my division land not within fence, and ^ of a 50 
right of Commonage and a negro boy Peter, and ^ of 
my tackling about my trade of presses, looms, reeds, 



36 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS LIBER 15. 

etc. I leave to my son Stephen ^ the buildings that I 
now dwell in, including shop and barn and out build- 
ings here at home, and my home lot, including what 
I bought of John Flint, and % the Swamp close, and ^ 
the land and meadow that is within fence of the Great 
Division, and ^ of the Great meadow at the North 
side, and ^ of my Division land not in fence, and of 
a 50 right of Commonage, and ^ of my right on Mon- 
tauk, and all my cooper's and carpenter's tools. I 
leave to my son Nathan the buildings, that I now 
dwell in, including shop and barn, and all other build- 
ings at home, and ^ my home lot including what I 
bought of John Flint, and the Swamp close, and ^ 
my land and meadow within fence of the Great 
Division, and ^ of my rights in the Great meadow at 
North side, and ^ of my land not in fence and ^ of my 
right on Montauk, at ^ of a 50 right of Commonage ; 
Also a bed and bedding. I leave to my daughter 
Susanah, wife of Arthur Howell, 15. To my daugh- 
ter, Keturah Pierson, 20, in such goods as her mother 
shall think fit, and 30 when she is 20 years of age ; 
And my three sons are to maintain her with necessary 
support till she is married or of age. I leave to my 
three sons all my wearing apparell and all the rest of 
my personal estate. My negro "Hector," and my 
wench " Dol " and her child are to be sold. I make 
my 3 sons executors. 

Dated September 7, 1743. Witnesses, John Davis, 
Daniel Topping, Silvanus Pierson. Proved before 
Brin ley Silvester, Esq., May 8, 1744. 

[NOTE. The homestead of Theophilus Pierson, was 
that of his father, Colonel Henry Pierson, on the east 
side of the street at Sagaponack. The land bought of 
John Flint i next north of it, and is the corner lot 
next to the middle road leading east from Sagg street, 
and is now owned by Rev. William G. Lester. The 
Swamp Close is on the west side of Sagg street, some 
ways north of the road to Bridge Hampton, and is, we 
believe, a part of the homestead of William Wallace 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEE 15. 37 

Hildreth. The Great meadow is on the west side of 
the main street at Sag Harbor. W. S. P.] 

Page 356. In the name of God, Amen, November 
1, 1741. I, DANIEL FOSTER, of Southampton, in Suf- 
folk County, yeoman, being weak in body. I leave 
to my son Jonas Foster, my 50 acres of land lying at the 
head of the creek in Southampton, which I purchased 
of Stephen Herrick, as by his bill of sale ; Also my 
close at Captain's Neck, 6 acres which was formerly 
Thomas Toppings ; Also all my lot of upland and 
meadow that fell to me in Poganquogue, on both sides 
of the path ; Also a 50 right of land and meadow in 
Catchaponack, lying in partnership with Hezekiah 
Howell, And all my right of meadow on the West 
beach, and all my right of upland and meadow in little 
Quiogue. "And my will is that if it should please 
God to take me away before Jonas Foster's house is 
built, my sons should be helpful to him, in labor, to 
build him a house." All the rest of my lands and 
Commonage I give to my 3 youngest sons, Daniel, 
Christopher,- and Obadiah, but not to be divided till 
my youngest son Obadiah is of the age of 21 years and 
1 month. I leave to my wife Lydia, my negro girl 
" Leah," and 1 cow. I leave to my daughter Abigail 
50. To my daughter Phebe, 50. I leave to my wife 
Lydia, the use of ^ of all my lands ; and ^ of the mov- 
able estate and 30 I leave to my 3 youngest sons, 
40 shillings each. All the rest of my estate I leave 
to all my children. I make my wife and my sons 
Daniel and Jonas executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Foster, James Pierson, Christopher 
Foster. Proved, December 10, 1744. 

[NOTE. The homestead of Daniel Foster was at 
Wickapogue, in Southampton, and owned in recent years 
by the heirs of Paul Foster, his grandson, and now 
owned by the wife of Jesse Fowler. The 50 acres at 
head of the creek is on the north side of Hill street, 
and next east of Shinuecock Hills. For the division 



38 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

of the estate among the three younger sons see "Printed 
Records of Southampton," Vol. III., page 162. 
W. S. P.] 

Page 371. In the name of God, Amen. I, WESSEL 
TEN BROECK, of the manor of Fox Hall, in Ulster 
County, yeoman, " being at present surprized with sick- 
ness." I leave to my daughter Sarah, and Lawransie, 
wife of Mr. David De Lamater, two lots of land lying 
to the southwest of Kingston, called the Division of the 
heirs of Wessel Ten Broeck, No. 1 and No. 4. No. 1 
contains 5 acres, 2 rods, 24 poles ; No. 4 contains 30 
acres and 30 poles. And the'y are to pay to my daugh- 
ter Rachel, wife of Mr. Abraham Salisbury, 20. I 
leave to my daughter Sarah a house and lot at King- 
ston, adjoining southwardly of the lot where Mr. Liv- 
ingston's barn stands ; Also 3 house lots which I 
bought of the Trustees of Kingston March 6, 1731 ; 
Also 4- of of the house and lot which was my father's 
dwelling house in Kingston ; Also a negro woman. 
And she is to have the same out set when married as 
my daughters Lawransie and Rachel had when they 
were married. I leave to my daughter Lawransie ^ of 
the above named dwelling house and a negro woman. 
I leave to my daughter Rachel 1 of said house. I 
leave to my eldest son, Wessel Ten Broeck, all my 
dwelling house buildings and land conveyed to me by 
Abraham Gaasbeck Chambers on June 26, 1701, in lieu 
of 2 acres near the place of the old Corn mill ; Also 
j*- of ^ of my father's dwelling house in Kingston ; 
Also ^ of all my lands and tenements in the County of 
Ulster, except as I have herein given ; Also one negro 
woman and part of my stock of cattle, and 1 waggon 
and a plough and harrow, and a pair of pistols and 
holsters, and a gun and a musket and my Bible and 
cane. And " my son Wessel shall pay ^ of the cost of 
building a house for my son Coenradt, of two rooms 
and a kitchen," and a barn 60 feet long. And he is to 
pay to my three daughters 375, in 6 annual payments. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEE 15. 39 

I leave to my son Coenradt of the house and lot in 
Kingston which was my father's, and ^ of all my lands 
and estate except as above ; Also a negro man, wag- 
gon and plough, and my Great Holland gun, and a 
Bible such as I gave to my daughters, and my sword 
and part of my cattle, and he is to pay to my 3 daugh- 
ters 375. All the rest of my estate to the children. 
My old negro woman Mary may live with such of my 
children as she will choose. I make my sons executors. 
Dated April 27, 1743. Witnesses, Abraham Gaas- 
beeck Chambers, Teunis Van Gaasbeeck, Gilbert Living- 
ston. Proved before Edward Whitaker, Esq., March 
2, 



Page 374. (Written in Dutch language.) In den 
Namen des Heere, April 16, 1740. I, HEYLTIE 
DECREE, of Kingston, in Ulster County, being sick. 
Leaves property to the children of her brother, Johanes 
Decker, and to her brother Verdranke, and to her 
brother's son Cornelius and his brothers and sisters. 
Legacy to her sister's child, Maria De Lamater. Men- 
tions bond due from Matys Dubois, Abraham Lamater 
Van Dyke, and Matys Van Keuren. Mentions Abra- 
ham son of Johanes De Lamater, " my brother, Johanes 
Delamater, " my son, Johanes Ten Broeck." 

Witnesses, Thomas Beekmau, Edward Thompson, 
Cornelius Lambertsen Bronk. Proved, March 2, 1744. 

Page 377. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
COENELL, of Rockaway, in Hempstead, in Queens 
County, Colonel of the militia in Queens County, being 
in good health. Whereas, I heretofore entered into a 
bond with Justice Jonathan Whitehead for 300, or 
some such sum, in order to make some provision for 
my daughter Gloriana, now the wife of Henry Foster, 
of Jamaica, and did deliver the said bond to said Jona- 
than Whitehead in Trust, that he would collect the 
same from my executors and pay the same to my 
daughter, which bond he did before his death deliver 



40 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS LIBER 15, 

to my said daughter, in whose hands it now is. To 
satisfy that same I leave to her 300, to be paid within 
six months, to discharge said bond. All the rest of 
my personal estate I give to my wife, Letitia Cornell, 
except 100, which I give to my nephew Charles, the 
son of my late brother, Thomas Cornell, to be paid to 
him in six months after the death of my wife. I leave 
to my wife Letitia during her life all that my farm or 
plantation situate at Rockaway, and all my rights and 
lands in Hempstead, and all other real and personal 
estate for her better maintainance, and after her death 
I leave said farm and lands to my daughter Gloriana, 
wife of Henry Foster. I make my wife and my 
nephew, Thomas Cornell, executors. 

Dated June 16, 1741. Witnesses, John Chambers, 
John Bartow, Frederick Phillipse, Jr. Proved, April 
18, 1745. 

Page 380. In the name of God, Amen, April 25, 
1738. I, CORNELIUS VAN ARESDALEN, of Flatlands, in 
Kings County, being in health. I leave to my wife 
Maritie all real and personal estate at Flatlands dur- 
ing her life. I leave to my eldest son Dirck my silver 
Tankard as a token for his birth-right. I leave to my 
10 children, Dirck, John, Symon, Philip, Abraham, 
Jacobus, Jannettie, Altie, Peternella, and Maria, my 
whole real and personal estate in Flatlands or else- 
where. Since my daughter Jannettie, which I have 
procreated by my former wife, has had her mother's in- 
heritance, she is to have no part of the inheritance that 
came to me by my present wife Maritie, as an inheri- 
tance of her father's estate, which is to be divided 
among my 9 children by my present wife. I make 
my wife Maritie sole executor. 

Dated April 25, 1738. Witnesses, Auken Voorhis, 
Tennis Ryerson, S. Gerritsen. Proved, April 19, 
1745. 

Page 382." Will of JAMES CLARKE." Considering 
the uncertainty of life, I leave to my sister-in-law, Pe- 



ABSTRACTS OP WILLS LIBER 15. 41 

tronella Bragg, 5 shillings. All the rest of my estate, 
real and personal, I leave to my wife Johana Clarke, 
and I make her executor. 

Dated January 30, 173^-, Witnesses, Garrett Van 
Low, Cornelius Brower, Lancaster Green. Proved in 
New York, May 19, 1745. 

Page 384. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
MOKFOOKT, of Madnan's Neck, in Hempstead, in Queen's 
County, yeoman, being at present somewhat indisposed 
in body. I leave to my wife, Yda Monfoort, my whole 
estate, real and personal, during her life or widowhood. 
After her death or marriage, I leave to my eldest son 
Peter 25, for my son's birthright. And all the rest 
to my beloved children, Peter, Abraham, Sarah, Aeltie, 
Susanah, Jacobus, and Sannettie. I make my sons 
Peter and Abraham executors. 

Dated August 29, 1720. Witnesses, Susanah Van 
Wyck, Nicholas Berrien, Peter Berrien. Proved, June 
24, 1745. 

Page 386. " I, SAMUEL BOWNE, of Flushing, in 
Queens County. Considering that the time of my 
death is uncertain, I am to dispose of my estate that 
God has blessed me with." I leave to my dear wife 
Grace Bowne, all that she brought to me. I leave to 
my six sons, Samuel, Thomas, John, Robert, Jonathan, 
and Benjamin, to each 10 shillings, they having had 
their portion already. All the rest of my estate I give 
to my 6 daughters, Hannah, Mary, Sarah, Amy and 
Elizabeth. I appoint my two friends, Thomas Rod- 
man and Matthew Franklin, executors. 

Dated the 26th of the 1st month, 1743. Witnesses, 
Benjamin Burling, Anne Borden, Patrick Caryl. 

Codicil. I, Samuel Bowne, of Flushing, this 3d day 
of the 5th month called July, 1744. Whereas I have 
omitted to mention in my will some land I have in 
East and West New Jersey, I leave all my said lands 
to my sons, Samuel, Thomas, and John, and to my 



42 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

grand-son Robert Bowne, son of my son Richard, de- 
ceased. And this to be a part of said will. 

Witnesses, Samuel Burden, Matthew Franklin, Anne 
Burden, Samuel Mabbet. Proved, June 3, 1745. 

Page 389. In the name of God, Amen. I, HENKY 
WiLEMAisr, of New York, Gent. Reposing especial 
trust and confidence in the prudence and integrity of 
my dear wife Rachel Wileman, and her affection and 
regard for all our children, as well those by her former 
husband as those procreated between us. And not 
in the least doubting my said wife will observe my 
full and whole desire, I give to my said wife all 
my estate, both real and personal, with full power 
to sell, and I make her executor. (Children not 
named.) 

Dated March 1, 1723. Witnesses, James Gill, Fred- 
erick Morris, Johanes Bruyn, Jr. 

Codicil. To all to whom this may come. I, HENRY 
WILEMAIST, formerly of New York, now resident at 
Wilemanton, on the Paltz River, in Ulster County, 
Gent. Whereas, since making my will, sundry altera- 
tions have happened in my family, to-wit, my wife's 
children by her former husband, Petrus Bayard, have 
been brought up, educated, and provided for by me, to 
the utmost of my ability ; And it has pleased God to take 
unto himself two of my own children, so that I have 
now only one child living, Elizabeth Wileman. And 
whereas, on account of my debts, owed by my prede- 
cessor, Petrus Bayard, my wife's former husband, and 
his mother Blandina Bayard, at the time of their de- 
cease, which debts I have paid or assumed as my 
own ; which have been a heavy burden upon me, and 
being anxious to pay them, but unable to do so with- 
out selling real estate, I give to my wife Rachel full 
power to sell the same. 

Dated October 18, 1743. Witnesses, Robert Com- 
fort, James Galation, George Elwes. Proved, May 
20, 1745. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 43 

Page 393. In the name of God, Amen. I, YEANTEA 

~ * ' 

CRUM, of Orange County, being weak and low in body, 
the 10th day of May in the 17th year of King George 
II. After the payment of all debts I leave all estate 
to my dear and well-beloved son, Honnas Howencamp, 
son of Myndert Howencamp, excepting only my 
wearing apparel, and I order that to be divided among 
all my own sisters. And it is my will that as soon as 
my son Honnas is fit, that my executors " shall put him 
to an English School, and give him Good Learning, and 
after that to put him to such trade as he shall choose." 
If my son die, he shall be decently buried by my exec- 
utors, and the property divided among my brothers 
and sisters. I make my honored father, John Buck- 
hart, and Martinus Howencamp, and John Bruyn, Sr., 
executors. 

Witnesses, Mathias Conclen, Jacob Bookhart, T. 
Bloodgood. Proved, August 1, 1745, 

Page 395. In the name of God, Amen, July 15, 
1745. I, THOMAS SEE, of Hempstead, in Queens 
County, being weak and sick. I leave to my well 
beloved cousins, John See and Thomas See, all my 
lands and meadows in Hempstead ; Also 50 acres of 
land in Forkners (Fauconiers) Patent in Westchester 
County ; Also all my right in the undivided lands in 
Hempstead. I leave to my cousin, Joseph See, 5 
shillings. I leave all my movable estate to my cousins, 
John, Thomas, Hannah, and Elizabeth See. And the 
said John and Thomas See are to provide for their 
sister Mary See. I make John Hall and Hannah See 
executors. 

Witnesses, Uriah Platt, Heniy Pearsall, John 
Golden, Proved, July 25, 1745. 

Page 398. "Know all men by these Presents, that 

O v i 

I, SILAS WILLIS, of Hempstead Harbor, in Queens 
County, yeoman, being this 19 day of the 12 month, 
both weak and feeble in body." All my estate, 



44 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 15. 

real and personal, is to be sold by my executors, and 
all debts are to be paid. My wife Ann shall have ^ of 
the remainder. " And whereas I have good reason to 
believe that my wife is with child ; If it be a son then 
my will is that the other f be divided between my 
son, Jordan Willis, and my unborn son." Or if it be a 
daughter, then it is to be divided between them, but 



my son is to have two parts, and my daughter one 
part ; my wife is to have the use of all till my son 
Jordan is of age. I make my loving uncles, John 
Willis of Westbury, Jacob Titus of Wheatly, and 
Samuel Willis of Jericho, executors. 

Witnesses, William Willis, Alexander Young, 
William Titus. Proved before Adam Lawrence, Esq., 
July 29, 1745. 

Page 401. "I, WILLIAM VALENTINE, of Hempstead, 
in Queens County ; being weak of body." I leave 
to my brothers Obadiah and John Valentine, all my 
land lying between my brother Obadiah 's land and 
Peter De Witt's land, in the Township and Patent of 
Oyster Bay. They are to sell the same, and pay the 
proceeds to my 4 sisters, Ruth .Dean, Phebe De Witt. 
Sarah Valentine, and Ann Symes. All the rest of my 
lands in Oyster Bay I give to my brother Thomas 
Valentine ; Also one cow. I leave to my brother 
Henry Valentine, my plow share and coulter. To 
my sister Sarah Valentine, my black horse. All the 
rest I leave to my 4 sisters, and I make my brothers 
Obadiah and Jacob, executors. 

Dated March 26, 1736. (No witnesses given.) 
Proved, July 29, 1745. 

Page 403. In the name of God, Amen. I, THOMAS 
NIBLET, of New York, vintner, being sick. I leave all 
my estate, real and personal, none excepted, to my wife 
Mary, and make her executor. 

Dated July 4, 1745. Witnesses, Archibald Fisher, 
George Joseph Moore, George Banyer. Proved before 
John Catherwood, Esq., July 4, 1745. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 1&. 45 

[NOTE. Unless there is some mistake in the record, 
the above is a remarkable instance of a will being 
made and proved on the same day. W. S. P.] 

Page 405. In the name of God, Amen. I, JACOBUS 
BRUYN, of Bruynswyck, in Ulster County, being weak 
and sick. I leave to my eldest son Jacobus, my farm 
where I now live ; situate and being at Shawangonk, 
that is to say all that certain tract of land, containing 
410 acres, granted by Letters Patent to Thomas Lloyd, 
And also all that parcel of land granted by Letters 
Patent unto Gertie Brown, lying between the first 
mentioned tract and the land granted to Jan Van 
Kanip and Company ; Also all that tract of wood land 
adjoining the tract granted to Thomas Lloyd, lying on 
the north west side of Shawangonk Kill, containing 
300 acres, being a part of a tract of land granted by 
Letters Patent to John Rutsen and myself and was 
afterwards conveyed to me by said John Rutsen as by 
deed ; Also all my part or proportion of a certain 
tract of land, by me purchased from the Trustees of 
Rochester, on the south east side of Shawangonk 
mountains ; together with all houses and buildings and 
orchards. And. he is to pay yearly to my wife Tryn- 
tie 25 ; and also allow her the use of three rooms in 
my house, and liberty of the cellar; And she is also 
to have the use of 2 horses, 4 cows and 5 sheep ; and 
she is to have of a schepple of flax seed yearly. And 
after the death of my wife, he is to pay to my 3 other 
sons, Cornells, Sevyn, and Johanes, the sum of 500, 
between them. I leave to my son Cornells all that cer- 
tain tract of land in Ulster County, commonly called 
Packanasink, on the north side of Shawangonk creek 
or river, containing 500 acres, which was granted unto 
me by Letters Patent, dated November 26, 1719; 
Also all that certain tract of land lying on the south- 
east side of Shawangonk river, opposite to Pachana- 
sink, being my -*- part of 2,000 acres of land, part of a 
tract of 2,500 acres, granted to myself and Henry 



46 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

Wileman by Letters Patent, dated April 20, 1720 ; 
together with all appurtenances ; I also leave him 
200. I leave to my son Sevyn, all my lands within a 
certain tract, commonly called the 5,000 acres, situate 
in Ulster County, on both sides of the Paltz river, 
which was granted by Letters Patent to Francis 
Harrison, Esq., and Company, July 7, 1720; with all 
arrearages of rent due, and all my right in said tract ; I 
also leave him 250. I leave to my son Johanes all 
my land within a certain tract of 2,000 acres, granted 
by Letters Patent to Peter Matthews and Company, 
lying on both sides of the Paltz river, containing, 
according to two deeds to me, 335 acres; Also 100 
acres of land adjoining to the northwest side of the 
land granted to Peter Matthews and Company, which 
was sold to me by Johanes Rutsen ; Also a certain 
marsh and woodland thereto adjoining, commonly 
called the Gebrande Vly, or the Burnt meadow, con- 
taining 200 acres, lying on the south east side of Shaw- 
angonk creek, as the same was granted to me by the 
said Letters Patent, dated November 26, 1719 ; with 
free liberty to cut and carry away all sorts of trees and 
timber for the use of said lands, within any part of the 
land by me purchased of the Trustees of Rochester, 
lying on the south east side of the Shawangonk moun- 
tains ; I also leave him 50. I leave to my daughter 
Petronella, wife of Jacob Hardenbergh, all that certain 
lot of land situate on the south east side of the Paltz 
river, containing 667 acres, purchased by me from the 
executors of Captain Lancaster Symes, being a part of 
a tract of 3,500 acres granted to David Provoost, Rip 
Van Dam and Company. I leave to my daughter 
Catharine, wife of Abraham Hasbrouck, all that my 
undivided \ of the dwelling house at Newburgh, upon 
Hudson river, which I own jointly with Cadwalader 
Colden, Esq. ; Also my of the Lots, No. 9, and No. 
-17, thereunto belonging; Also my right in the store 
house there built, and the lot of ground belonging to 
it; Also those Lots, No. 4, 12, 29, 32, 39, situate at 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 47 

Newburgh, as they were conveyed to me by the said 
Cadwalader Golden ; Also all my certain messuage or 
tenement and lot of ground with appurtenances, as 
conveyed to me by two deeds, from John Harris, John 
Hay wood, and Thomas Hay wood, in the city of New 
York, upon the Dock near to Pearl street, with the 
hereditaments. I leave to my 4 daughters, Petronella, 
Catharine, Mary and Hannah, and to my 2 grand 
children, Lewis Dubois and Rachel Dubois, children of 
my daughter Gertruyd, deceased, late wife of Nathaniel 
Dubois ; all that my -^ part of a certain tract of land 
commonly called the 8,000 acres, granted by Letters 
Patent, July 4, 1720, to Philip Schuyler and Company; 
Also all that certain tract of land situate in the Town 
of Rochester, in Ulster County, conveyed to me by 
Joseph Gee and Anthony Hill. Of these tracts each 
daughter is to have ^ and my two grand children, ^. 
I leave to my daughters, Mary and Hannah, each 
150; and to each a feather bed and furniture; in 
order to make them equal with my other daughters. 
I leave to my daughter Petronella, 264. To my 
daughter Mary, 264. To my daughter, Hannah, 
264 ; and to my 2 grand children, 264. I leave to 
my son Seveyn my silver tankard. To my son Johanes 
my beam scales and weights, which I use in my grist 
mill. To my sons Seveyn and Johanes, each one of 
my saddles, and a good horse and mare. To my 4 
sons, all my Law Books and History Books. To my 
sons Cornelis, Seveyn, and Johanes, all my wearing 
apparell, and all the rest of my money. My executors 
are to put my son Johanes to school, " as soon as they 
can conveniently," and I bequeath to him, 15, 
towards his education, which sum is to be raised out 
of my crop of wheat ; and to my daughter Petronella, 
10, to be raised in same manner. To my 4 daugh- 
ters and 2 grand children all household goods. To my 
4 sons, all slaves, horses, Black Cattle, and sheep. I 
leave to my wife a negro man and negro wench, and all 
such goods, pictures, and plate as she has occasion for. 



48 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS LIBER 15. 

I make my sons, John and Cornells, and my son-in-law 
Abraham Hasbrouck, executors. All my debts are to 
be paid out of the money raised from my crop of 
wheat and from flour that I have in the house and 
mill, and at the Landing Place. 

Dated June 27, 1744. Witnesses, Jacob Hasbrouck, 
Zacharias Hoffman, Charles Clinton. Proved, Sep- 
tember 12, 1745. 

Page 415. In the name of God, Amen. I, EDWARD 
HuNTTiifG, of the Town of East Hampton, in Suffolk 
County, " Doctor," being sick and weak. I leave to my 
son Isaac Mulford Huntting, all my right on Montauk; 
Also a piece of land lying at Apaqtiage, adjoining to 
the land of John Diament; I also give him Mr. Flavel'n 
first volume in folio ; Also Mr. Baxter's u Saints Ever- 
lasting Rest ; " Also Dr. Watts' Sermons, 2 volumes. 
My wife is to have the use of said lands till my son is 
of age, provided she remains my widow, but if she mar- 
ries she shall have only ^ part. I leave to my son 
Edward all the rest of my lands and real estate in East 
Hampton, but my wife is to have the use of it till he is 
of age ; I also give him Mr. Flavel's Second volume in 
folio ; also Mr. Willard's folio on the Assembly's Cate- 
chism. I leave to my three daughters, Mercy, Mehit- 
abel, and Mary, 38 each when they are 18, and the 
use of the east room in my dwelling house with the 
chamber over said room, until they are married, " and 
the use of the well, and free liberty of passage into 
said rooms and out of said room into the street." I 
leave to my wife all debts due to me and all movable 
estate ; And she shall repair my house and pay my debts 
and the legacies to my daughters. I make my wife 
Mercy, and my honored father-in-law, Isaac Mulford, 
and my beloved brother, Samuel Huntting, executors. 

Dated March 19, 174|-. Witnesses, Robert Moore, 
Jeremiah Miller, John Davis. Proved before Brinley 
Silvester, Esq., April 24, 1745, and confirmed Septem- 
ber 5, 1745. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 49 

[NOTE. Dr. Edward Huntting was the second son 
of Rev. Nathaniel Huntting of East Hampton. He was 
born in 1704. His brother Samuel removed to South- 
ampton-, where he was a Justice of the Peace and a 
prominent merchant and has many descendants. W. 
S. P.] 

Page 418. In the name of God, Amen. I, HEZE- 
KIAH Ho WELL, of Southampton, in Suffolk County, 
Gent., being not well in body. I leave to my son Jed- 
dediah Howell, all my lands, meadows, and Commonage 
which I have not heretofore disposed of, and all the 
rest of my movable estate. I leave to my son Heze- 
kiah 5 shillings and my silver tankard. I leave to my 
daughter, Phebe, 20, to my beloved wife Mary, 5. 
I make my son Jeddediah, executor. 

Dated August 27, 1742. Witnesses, Joseph Pierson, 
Joseph Foster, John Mackie. 

Codical. Ratifies the above will. And whereas I 
have left my silver tankard to my son Hezekiah, he 
shall pay to his brother Jeddediah 16. If he refuses, 
then Jeddediah is to have the Tankard. 

October 13, 1744. Witnesses John Mackie, Silva- 
nus Halsey, James Halsey. Proved, April 25, 1745. 

[NOTE. Lieutenant Hezekiah Howell was born 1677, 
and died December 4, 1744. His homestead was on 
the east side of the main street, Southampton, and wan 
the south lot on the farm of Edward H. Foster, Esq. 
The sons Hezekiah and Jeddediah both removed to 
Blooming Grove in Orange County, and have many 
descendants. W. S. P.] 

Page 421. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
DOWNS, of Southold in Suffolk County, yeoman, being 
weak and sick. " I give my Soul to God, in hopes of 
a kind reception through Jesus Christ, my Lord, and 
my body to the Earth to be decently buried in hopes 
of a Joyfull and Comfortable Resurrection at the Last 
Day." All debts and funeral expenses are to be paid 



50 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

by my executors. I leave to my eldest son John ^ of 
my land northward of the Long Hole, and he shall have 
his half on the east side joining to my brother William 
Downs; I also leave him % of my Little Neck, that is 
the south end of both land and meadow ; and he is to 
allow his mother, my now wife, the improvement of 
the same till he is of age, and then she is to have the 
use of ^ so Ibng as she remains my widow. I leave to 
my third son, James, the other half of my land, from 
the middle of the Long Hole to the Sound upon the 
west side ; also \ of my Little Neck, both land and 
meadow upon the north ; my wife to have the im- 
provement of it till he is of age. And my son James 
shall have a drift way through the land which I have 
given to my son John to the bridge. And my sons 
John and James shall have a drift way from the bridge 
to the south road. I leave to my second son Daniel all 
my land and meadow which I have not disposed of, 
except ^ of the swamp called the Long Hole which 
lieth against the land which I give to my son John : 
And my wife is to have the use of it till my son is of 
age. I leave to my wife Margaret the use of all lands 
as above and all movable estate for her " to dispose 
among my children as she sees fit, and when she sees 
fit," except 4 cows, which I give to my 4 daughters 
(not named), and I make my wife executor. 

Dated July 9, 1745. Witnesses, Jacob Howell, 
Youngs Wells, Daniel Wells. Proved August 5 r 1745. 

Page 424. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
DUPUY, of New York, " Chirurgeon," being sick. I 
leave to my wife Frances, and to my only child, Ann 
Sophia Dupuy, all my estate, real and personal, " and 
to the survivor of them." I leave to my honored 
mother, Ann Dupuy, .50. I make my wife exec- 
utor. 

Dated July 18, 1745. Witnesses, John Stout, Nicho- 
las William Stuyvesant, Elizabeth Stollard. Proved, 
August 22, 1745, before John Catherwood. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER Ifc 51 

Page 426. In the name of God, Amen, May 5 7 
1720. I, EDWARD WHITAKER, of Kingston, in Ulster 
County, being of perfect mind. I leave to my wife 
Hillitie my whole estate, real and personal, during her 
widowhood ; But if she contract marriage, then only 
. I leave to my son Edward .12 and my cane, and 
one seventh part of my estate. I leave to my son John 
when of age 10 and my sword, and one seventh of 
my estate. I leave to my son Henry when of age 
.10 and my carbine, and ^ of my estate. And I leave 
to my daughters, Hannah, Elinor, Theodosia, and Hill- 
itie, each \ of my estate. My children are to have 
their education and maintainance out of my estate. I 
make my wife and my trusty friend, Major Johanes 
Harden bergh, executors. 

Witnesses, Hendrick Schoonmaker, Samuel Burhans, 
David Burhans. Proved, August 16, 1745. 

Page 429. In the name of God, Amen. " I, JEAN 
SEAVANT, Doctor of Physick, who was born at Saulieu, 
in the Province of Bourgogune, in France ; who for 
some years past have lived at Cape Francis in the 
West Indies, and was lately taken by the English 
Privateer in the ship l Marques Tourne,' Captain Peter 
Lizigojen, commander, and brought to New York, being 
now here in the Province of New York a prisoner and 
very sick. I declare that I now am, and doe resolve 
to dye, a True Apostolick Catholic Christian in the 
faith of the Church of Rome." I appoint my good 
friend, Mr. Rene Hett, of New York, merchant, one of 
my executors, and he is to take into his possession all 
my notes, Bills, etc., and transmit the same to my 
nephew, Francis Saveant, who is a Procurator of Dijon, 
in France, and I give to the said Rene Hett 15 for 
his trouble. I appoint my nephew, Francis Saveat, 
another executor. I give 200 Livres to the Capuchin 
Friars of Saulieu, where I was born ; and 500 Livres 
to the Capuchin Friars of Dijon to pray for my soul. 
I give 500 Livres to the poor, to be distributed at the 



52 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

discretion of my said nephew. I leave all the rest of 
my estate to my wife, Susanah Dorbette, but if she 
be dead, then to my niece, Ann Saveat. I have here- 
unto set my hand and seal at Jamaica, on Long Island, 
the 15 of September, 1744. JOHN BATIST SAVEAT. 

Witnesses, John Ogden, Jacques Moreau, S. Clows. 
Proved before Goldsbrow Banyer, October 3, 1745. 

Page 432. " New York, ss. Daniel Gready, of New 
York, mariner, of full age, being sworn, saith, That 
about a month ago, being in company and conversation 
with JOHN WARD and JAMES FISHER, both mariners, 
belonging to the private man of war sloop called the 
'Clinton,' and then at sea, he heard the said John 
Ward and James Fisher agree together, that as they 
had not any relations, and were intimate friends and 
messmates, that the longest liver of them should have 
all the estate which the first deceasing person should 
leave. He also saith, that since their arrival here in 
New York, to wit, last Tuesday morning, that said 
John Ward died, and that on the Monday afternoon 
before he heard the said John Ward say to the said 
James Fisher that he gave him all he had, and that he 
should have all because he would be the longer liver, 
or words to that effect." Sworn, August 30, 1745, be- 
fore David Horsmanden. 

William John and Edward Hertly both testify that 
the above affidavit is true as to what was said on board 
the sloop " Clinton " at sea. " But as to what passed 
a shoar they know nothing of." Sworn, August 31, 
1745, before John Catherwood. John Branigan and 
Daniel Gready both testify the same. This will was 
allowed, and Letters of administration granted to James 
Fisher, September 13, 1745. 

Page 435. : In the name of God, Amen, January 17, 
174^. I, EPENETUS PLATT, of Hunthington in Suffolk 
County, calling to mind the mortality of my body, I 
leave to my son, Epenetus Platt, during his natural life, 



ABSTRACTS OP WILLS LIBEE 15. 53 

all my lands at Dicks Hills and adjoining thereto, and 
all my lands and right of lands in the Eastern Pur- 
chases, both Crab meadow Purchase and Squaw Pit 
Purchase ; Also a lot of fresh meadow on the East 
Neck lying between the Town Lots and the lots for- 
merly belonging to Richard Brush, deceased; Also an- 
other lot of fresh meadow lying between the aforesaid 
Brushes lot and the lot of Samuel Brush ; Also a lot of 
salt meadow lying between the lots of said Richard 
and Samuel Brush; Also a lot of salt meadow joining 
to the south side of the lot of Timothy Brush from the 
pond to the pond to the east creek. The above lots 
are all on the east side of the neck ; Also a lot of up- 
land lying near the middle of said neck of about 6 
acres, which I bought of Jeremiah Wood, Robert Brush, 
and Thomas Brush ; Also two 100 rights in the old 
Purchase with all privileges, And ^ of my rights on 
the South Beach. All these are to my son Epenetus 
for life, and then to his two sons, Solomon and Epene- 
tus. I leave to my son Uriah Platt all my lands lying 
at or near Cold Spring which I bought of Benjamin 
Tead and Stephen Brush and John Rogers, with all 
lands laid out on my right joining thereto ; Also a 
certain lot of land of 80 or 90 acres joining to the west 
side of the land of John Wood, " from the Sabbath 
Day path to the path near Joseph Wickes house ; " Also 
a lot of 28 or 30 acres at the Hollow joining to the 
west side at the north side of the land of Joseph Wood; 
Also a lot containing 70 or 80 acres bounded north by 
the Sabbath Day path, east by the South path, partly 
by the highway, and part by land of Samuel Smith, 
west by land of John Wood, Jr.; Also all my land and 
meadow on a certain Neck commonly called Negunta- 
togue that is laid out south of the neck fence ; Also 3 
shares of the land north of said fence, yet to be divided; 
Also a small lot of land lying on the East Neck, being 
1 acre, lying between the land of Nathaniel Ketcham 
and the west creek ; Also a lot of salt meadow lying 
between the lot of the sons of Samuel Smith and of 



54 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

Thomas Brush ; Also all my right in the Baiting 
Place Purchase ; Also of my right on the South 
Beach. I leave to my son Zophar Platt all my home- 
stead lying between the lots of Isaac Brush and John 
Woolsey with all the privileges ; Also all my land at 
or near the East Old Fields, both cleared and uncleared 
lying between Cow Harbor path at the highway on the 
north side of Joseph Smith's house ; Also a lot of land 
joining to the south side of Eliakim Smith's lot ; also 
all that my Hill Lots, orchard, and wood land, in all 
22 or 24 acres ; also two lots of wood land at the Hol- 
low ponds, one on the east side of the path, and the 
other on the west side, containing 70 acres ; Also a lot 
containing 20 or 30 acres lying on the west side of the 
path to the Long Swamp, and on the north side of the 
Sabbath Day path ; Also about 80 or 90 acres of land 
lying joining to the south side of said path and on the 
east side of the South path ; also all my lots of land 
and meadow of every kind lying on the East Neck not 
given to my other sons, And of all my rights on the 
South Beach ; Also two 100 rights in the Old Pur- 
chase of the Town with all privileges. I leave to my 
grand-children, that is to say, the children of Elizabeth, 
Uriah, Zophar, Epenetus, Phebe, and Mary, 5 each. 
I leave to my wife Elizabeth 100 and the use of ^ of 
all lands during her widowhood, which are given to 
my son Zophar; Also 15 a year. I leave to my 3 
sons-in-law, Benjamin Tredwell, Micaiah Townsend, and 
Timothy Tredwell, to each 100, and they are all to 

five security for the payment of 5 yearly to my wife, 
leave to Eliphalet Wickes, 5 shillings. I leave all 
my wearing apparell and guns to my 3 sons. Of all the 
rest of my estate I leave ^ to my daughter Elizabeth 
Townsend, % to the 4 children of my daughter Phebe, 
and ^ to my daughter Mary Tredwell. I make Zo- 
phar Platt, Micaiah Townsend, and Timothy Tredwell, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Isaac Brush, Philip Platt, Adrian Ban- 
cker. Proved, August 31, 1745. 



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Page 441. In the name of God, Amen. I, DANIEL 
PEATY, of the town of Southold, in Suffolk County, 
being in perfect mind. I leave to my wife Jemima all 
my lands and meadows and movable estate during the 
term of seven years, provided she remains my widow, 
except one horse and a pair of cattle. I leave to my 
son Joseph Peaty, all my farming tackling. At the end 
of the seven years, I give $ of my movable estate to 
my 4 daughters, Experience, Jemima, Mary, and Han- 
nah, when they are eighteen years of age. My son 
Joseph is to pay to my son James 30 when he is of 
age. I make my wife and my brother John Peaty ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated July 29, 1745. Witnesses, John Terry, Jon- 
athan King, Charles Glover, Sr. Proved, September 
3, 1745. 

[NOTE. The name, no doubt, should be Petty, as it 
is usually spelled. W. S. P.] 

Page 444. George Clinton, Esq., Captain-General 
and Governor. Whereas HYDE CLARKE, of the County 
of Albany, died intestate, Letters of administration were 
granted to George Joseph Moore, February 14, 1744, 
and he has since deceased, Letters of administration are 
therefore granted to John Craig, of Albany County, 
innholder, as principal creditor, October 1, 1745. 

Page 445. George Clinton, Esq., Captain-General 
and Governor. Whereas ABRAHAM ISAACS, of New 
York, merchant, died intestate, Letters of administra- 
tion were granted to his wife, Hannah, October 6, 1743. 
She died, arid new Letters of administration are granted 
to his eldest son, Jacob Isaacs, September 24, 1745. 

Page 447. In the name of God, Amen. I, ISAAC 
HICKS, of Hemps tead, in Queens County, Gent., 
August 3, 1745, being sick. My executors are to sell 
all my salt meadow in Flushing and all my movable 
estate to pay debts. All the rest of my real estate I 



56 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

leave to my sons, Benjamin, Gilbert, and James. I 
leave to my wife Elizabeth 20 yearly, to be paid by 
my sons, Thomas, Henry, Benjamin, Gilbert, and James. 
I leave to my sons, John and Isaac, each 5 shillings, I 
having already given them certain tracts of land. My 
executors are to sell all my messuage, tenement, and 
lands whereon I now live in Hemps'tead, containing 300 
acres. The proceeds to be paid to my sons, Thomas, 
Henry, Benjamin, Gilbert, and James, and I make my 
sons executors. 

Witnesses, Richard Cornell, Benjamin Hicks, Jr., S. 
Hicks. Proved, September 30, 1745. 

Page 449. In the name of God, Amen. I, JAMES 
QUICK, of New York, cordwainer, u being in pretty good 
health and now bound out on a voyage." I leave all 
my real and personal estate to my well-beloved brother, 
Cornelius Quick, and my sister, Abigail, wife of John 
Bogart, Jr., and my sister, Marice Quick. I make my 
brother-in-law, John Bogart, Jr., executor. 

Dated August 18, 1742. Witnesses, John Shurmur, 
Simon Johnson, Margaret Johnson. Proved, October 
18, 1745. 

Page 452. In the name of God, Amen. I, THOMAS 
TUCKER, late of Bermuda, but now of New York, mari- 
ner, being in good health. I leave all my lands and 
tenements in Bermuda or elsewhere, to my wife, Mary 
Tucker; In Trust to sell the same, and the money is 

7 7 \l 

to be used " for the maintenance, educating, and bring- 
ing up such child as she now goeth with, or may here- 
after have." I also leave her all my personal estate and 
make her executor. 
Dated September 10, 1743. Witnesses, George In- 

foldsby, George Harrison, John Burnet. Proved, 
eptember 1, 1745. 

Page 455. In the name of God, Amen. August 27, 
1745. I, ISAAC LEVY, being sick. I leave to my daugh- 



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ter Ritzy, of New York, 300. To my grand children, 
Joseph Moses, Coleman Golem an and Byles Coleman, 
200. To my nephew, David Hart, 800. All the 
rest of my estate to my daughter Ritzy, and my nephew 
David Hart, and I make them executors. Legacies to 
Mary Drummy, widow, Mary Cannon. 

Witnesses, David Michado, Jacob Staples, Elinor 
Moss. Proved, September 10, 1745. 

Page 457. In the name of God, Amen. I, ROBERT 
TOD, of New York, victular, being well in body. After 
the payment of my debts, I leave all the rest of my 
estate, real and personal, to my wife Margaret and her 
heirs and assigns for ever. 

Dated July 27, 1742. Witnesses, Richard Wood- 
ford, William Axon, Richard Nicholls. Proved, Octo- 
ber 23, 1745. 

Page 460. In the name of God, Amen, March 8, 
174|. I, WILLIAM LEGG, JR., being sick. I leave to 
my wife Margaret, the use of all estate so long as 
she remains my widow, and she shall take care for the 
educating and instructing of my children, "honestly 
maintaining them according to the capacity of my 
estate." I leave to my eldest son, William Legg, all my 
whole estate where I now dwell, named Jacobus Hook, 
and the Island with house, barn, etc., when he is 21 
years old, or at the decease of my wife ; and he is to 
pay to my other children, Samuel, Barent, and Margaret, 
120, when of age. If the estate comes to him before 
the other children are of age he is to maintain them 
"and give their living" till they are of age. I leave to 
my son all my clothes. My executors are to sell the 
land I have at Flatbush, in the bounds of Kingston, in 
Ulster County, being of the land my father bought 
of Arent Ploegh. I leave to my sons Samuel and 
Barent, each 120, and to my daughter Margaret, 120. 
I make my brothers in law, Wilhelminus Burhans, 
Richard Davenport, and Philip Nele, Jr.,. and my 



58 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

friend and neighbor, Edward James Whitaker, exec- 
utors. 

Declared by said William Legg, of the County of 
Ulster, in the presence of Hendricks Schoomaker, John 
Whitaker, Tobias Wynkoop. 

Codicil, October 11, 1744. My son William shall 
not be obliged to pay the legacies while my wife en- 
joys the use of my estate, but he shall pay them after 
her death. My executors are to sell all my right in the 
estate of my grand-father, Peter Hendricks Ploegh, 
which was given to me by the will of my mother, 
Geesie, and by the will of my uncle, Abraham Ploegh, 
and my aunt Griertie. 

Witnesses, Jan Peterson Osterhout, John Whitaker, 
Joel Burhans. Proved, at Court of Common Pleas, 
before Abraham Gaasbeck Chambers, Judge, and Gil- 
bert Livingston and Johanes De Lamater, Justices, 
May 29, 1745. 

Page 465. In the name of God, Amen. I, PETBUS 
RUTGEKS, of New York, merchant, being sick. I leave 
to my son, Anthony Rutgers, 25, when of age, in full 
bar of all pretence as eldest son and heir-at-law. I leave 
to my wife, Helena, ^ of all my estate, real and per- 
sonal, to her and her heirs and assigns for ever, and she 
is to have the use of the remaining f so long as she 
remains my widow, for the better support, maintainance, 
and education of my children, till they are of age. 
After her decease, all estate to my children, Anthony, 
Adrian, Petrus, Anna, Helena, and Catherine. My ex- 
ecutors have power to sell any part of my real estate. 
Of the proceeds, % is to be paid to my wife, and the 
rest for the benefit of the children. I make my wife 
Helena, and my son Anthony, and my loving brothers- 
in-law, Christopher Banker and Abraham Lynsen, 
executors. 

Dated July 27, 1745. Witnesses, John Boyall, 
Gerard Beekman, Simon Johnson. Proved, December 
23, 1745. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 59 

Page 469. In the name of God, Amen, October 6, 
1745. I, ANNE BUSH, widow and executor of Justus 
Bush, late of Rye, in Westchester County (whose will 
was dated June"24, 1737), being sick and weak. Where- 
as my husband left to me % of his remaining estate, I 
leave to my son Isaac, 40. To my son Justus, 5 shil- 
lings. To my daughter Elizabeth, wife of John Abra- 
hamsen of Rye, 100; also my largest cupboard, and 
all my wearing apparell. All the rest of my estate I 
leave to my sons John and Abraham, and to my 
daughter Elizabeth. I make my sons John and Abra- 
ham executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Purdy, Mary Verdine, John Car- 
hardt. Proved before Samuel Purdy, Esq., October 
31, 1745. 

[NOTE. The ancestor of the family was Albertus 
Bosch, " sword cutler." The branch of the family that 
went to W r estchester County changed the name to 
" Bush." W. S. P.] 

Page 472. In the name of God, Amen. I, ELIZA- 
BETH COMPTON, of New York, widow of David Comp- 
ton, Sr., "being in a tolerable state of .health." After 
the payment of all debts, I give all the remainder of 
my estate " for reasons best known to me " to Sarah 
and Mary Cannon, daughters of my affectionate 
friends and benefactors, Mr. John Cannon, Jr., and 
Jerusha, his wife, viz., all my land, tenements, and 
goods and all estate, and I make John Cannon, Jr., and 
his wife Jerusha executors. 

Dated April 3, 1744. Witnesses, Daniel Underbill, 
Thomas Underbill, William Moyles. Proved in Queens 
County, October 12, 1745. 

Page 474. George Clinton, Esq., Captain-General and 
Governor. Whereas JAMES VANCE, late of the Island 
of Antigua, Chirurgeon, died intestate. Letters of ad- 
ministration were granted to his father John Vance of 
New York, " turner," October 26, 1745. James Vance 



60 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

was surgeon on board the Privateer " Greyhound," Cap- 
tain Jeffries, Commander. 

Page 476. In the name of God, Amen. I, MICHAEL 
THODY, of New York, August 24, 1745. I leave to my 
wife Elizabeth, 500, and the use of my house and 
tenement situate next to the house of Mr. Philip van 
Home on one side and the house of Mr. Stephans van 
Cortlandt of Second River on the other side ; Also all 
my personal estate as well in old England as in this 
Province, During her life if she remains my widow, so 
that my children that remain unmarried may be main- 
tained. After her death then all to my children, Anne, 
Michael, Frances, Jane, and Catharine. I leave to my 
daughter Elizabeth Long my house situate in Pearl 
street in New York. I leave to my other children 
250 each. 

Witnesses, Henry Ryck, Charles Mclntosh, John 
Alsop. Proved, January 22, 174-J. 

Page 478. In the name of God, Amen, July 30, 
1744. I, SIMON DE HART, of Brookland, at the 
place called Gowanus, being at present weak in body. 
After the payment of all debts and funeral charges I 
leave to my wife Angel tie the use of 600 during her 
life or while she remains my widow, and 2 cows, and 
u her firewood ready cut at her door " ; Also the large 
room in my house and the little room next to it, and 
all household goods and a negro-girl and a negro-wom- 
an, and the use of the kitchen, and my silver tankard. 
I leave to my son, Symon de Hart, all my real estate in 
the Township of Brookland, in Kings County, with all 
houses and buildings and all cattle, except as reserved, 
and all my farm with all rights and privileges. And 
he is to pay to my 5 daughters, Geertie, Teuntje, Jan- 
nettie, Angentie,*and Tryntie, 1,000. I leave to my 
daughters Janetie and Tryntie, 4 cows ; I make my wife 
and my son Symon, and my son-in-law, Jacobus Lott, 
and Peter Cortelyou, and Hans Bergen, and my daugh- 
ter Angentie, executors. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 61 

Witnesses, Samuel Barrie, Peter van Pelt, Abraham 
Lott. " My wife is to have the privilege of keeping u 
wagon, and my son Symon is obliged to keep the horse 
ready for the use of the wagon." Proved November 
27, 1745. 

Page 483. In the name of God, Amen. I, PHILIP 
DE VIVIER, of Newtown, in Queens County, " Gentle- 
man." I give to such persons as shall be Elders and 
Deacons of the French Church in New York at the 
time of my decease, the sum of 40, the interest to be 
applied for the support of the minister and poor of 
said French Church for ever. I give to James Renny, 
and Silas Titus and to such persons as shall be ap- 
pointed Elders and Deacons of the Presbyterian Church 
at Newtown, all the residue of my estate whatsoever, 
To be put at interest and used for the support of the 
ministry and poor. I make my loving friends Captain 
Samuel Fish, James Renny, and Daniel Bith, all of 
Newtown, executors. 

Dated January 25, 1737. Witnesses, Samuel Fish, 
Jr., Nathaniel Laurence, Peter Renne. Proved, Jan- 
uary 21, 1745. 

Page 486. In the name of God, Amen. I, SAMUEL 
BAYAKD, of New York, merchant, being in perfect 
health, " and desirous to settle things in order." I 
leave to my son Stephen Bayard, all that my lot of 
ground and house thereon standing, wherein he now 
lives, being on the south side of Dock street, in New 
York, having to the west the house and ground of 
Abraham DePeyster, Esq., and to the east the house 
and ground of the heirs of Andrew Teller, and south 
to the Dock and wharf ; Also all that my farm or 
plantation called Hoboken, with the right of Common- 
age thereunto belonging, lying in the township of 
Bergen, in New Jersey, with all the utensils of hus- 
bandry. I leave to my 2 grand children, Nicholas 
Van Dam and Margaret Van Dam, the children of 



62 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

my daughter Judith Van Dam, deceased, all that my 
corner house and lot of ground, in New York, on the 
west side of the street called Bergers Path, and on the 
south side of Duke street, and now in the possession 
of my son in law, James Van Home. I give to my 
daughter Gertrude, wife of Peter Kemble, all that my 
house and lot of ground, lying in the city of New 
Brunswick, in East Jersey, bought by me from Geritt 
Onklebergh, and formerly belonging to Enoch Vree- 
land ; Also my black ebony cabinet ; Also 300. I 
leave to my son Nicholas Bayard all that my house 
and lot on the east side of Broad street, in New York, 
now in tenure of Robert Tod, between the houses of 
Stephen DeLancey, and the house of Philip Van Cort- 
landt. I leave to my son Samuel Bayard; all that my 
house wherein I now live in New York, with the lot 
of ground extending from Duke street to Princes 
street, with the store houses, yard, and stables; Also 
the house and lot adjoining lying on the south side of 
Princes street now in the tenure of Thomas Griggs ; 
Also the garden and lane I now occupy lying on the 
north side of Princes street, between the houses of 
Daniel and Andrew Gautier, and runs back of both 
their yards. I leave to my daughter Margaret, wife of 
James Van Home, all that my 2 houses and lots of 
ground by me bought from Jacobus De Kay, lying in 
New York, in the Dock ward, extending from Dock 
street to Duke street. I leave to my daughter, Anne 
Bayard, all that my house and lot lying on the north 
side of Wall street, by me bought from the children 
of Cornelia Norwood ; Also a lot of ground lying on 
the north side of Wall street, bounded south by the 
street, east partly by Abraham De Peyster, and partly 
by my own land, north by the heirs of John Gornie, 
and Dirck Van Tuyl, and west by Abraham De Peyster, 
being 25 feet wide, and 122 feet long, and is called one 
lot, which is No. 5 on the map, which is annexed to 
an Indenture of Partition made June 3, 1718, between 
Colonel De Peyster and myself ; I also give her 150 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER IS. 03 

if she is unmarried at my decease. I leave to my son 
Samuel and my daughters Margaret and Ann, each 
500. I leave to my 6 children ^ of all the rest of my 
estate, and j- to the children of my daughter Judith 
Van Dam, deceased, viz., Nicholas and Margaret Van 
Dam. I make my wife Mary, sole executor. 

Witnesses, Josias Jeffery, Isaac Chordavoine, Anna, 
Margaret Eckers. Proved, January 30, 174-|. 

[NOTE. Samuel Bayard was one of the most im- 
portant men of his time, and the representative of the 
well known Huguenot family. The house and lot " on 
the south side of Dock street," left to his son Stephen, 
is now No. 86 Pearl street. The corner house and lot 
left to Nicholas and Margaret Van Dam, is the south 
corner of Stone street and William street. The house 
and lot on the east side of Broad street, left to his son 
Nicholas, is next south of the famous Fraunces Tavern. 
The house and lot left to his son Samuel, is No. 
Stone street, and next east of the narrow lane called 
" Jews alley ; " it extended through to Princes street 
(now Beaver street). The east part of South William 
street was opened through this lot and lots adjoining. 
The garden oh the north side of the street was opposite 
to the above lot. The two houses and lots " extending 
from Dock street to Duke street," and left to Margaret 
Van Home, are now No. 85 Pearl street, and No. 
Stone street, in the rear. The lot on Wall street, 
" bought of the children of Cornelia Norwood," and 
left to Anne Bayard, is now No. 58 Wall street. The 
other lot, called " No. 5," is now on Wall street near 
Nassau street. Samuel Bayard married a daughter of 
Colonel Stephen DeLancey, who gave them the lot on 
Broad street W. S. P.] 

Page 491. In the name of God, Amen. I, ALBERT 
PAWLING, of Ulster County, Esq., being sick. I leave 
to my wife, Catharine Pawling, all the household goods 
and personal estate that she had before our marriage, 
and which I did become entitled to since her marriage ; 



64 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

Also all my undivided right and interest in those tracts 
of land lying in Duchess County, called De Myers 
Purchase, and which were conveyed to me by one John 
Low, to her and her heirs and assigns for ever; Also 
my two negro slaves. I also give to her during her 
widowhood ^ of the rents and produce of all that my 
farm or plantation on which we live in Ulster County, 
and the use of \ my negroes, stock, etc. If she and my 
nephew Levy Pawling, son of my brother Henry Pawling, 
shall be willing to live together on said farm. I leave 
all the said farm and plantation in Ulster County (sub- 
ject as above) to my wife and mother, and a competent 
and sufficient provision shall be made for the support 
of my mother, Neeltie, during her life, one-half from my 
wife and the other half from my nephew. If my wife 
should die during the life time of my mother, I leave 
all the said farm to my nephew, Levy Pawling, and he 
is to maintain my mother. I leave to my mother my 
negro-girl "Bess," "to wait and attend her." If my 
wife or nephew do not agree to live together, and she 
removes to some other place, I give her 15 a year. 
After the death of my wife and mother, then all my 
estate in Ulster County shall descend to my nephew, 
Levy Pawling. I make my wife, Catharine, and my 
brother-in-law, Henry Beekman, Esq., and my nephew, 
Levy Pawling, executors. 

Dated August 27, 1745. Witnesses, W. Furman, 
Joseph Wells, William Williamsen. Proved, November 
15, 1745. 

[NOTE. Catharine Pawling was the daughter of 
William Beekman. She was born September 16, 1683. 
She married Captain John Rutsen, and after his death 
she married Albert Pawling W. S. P.J 

Page 496. In the name of God, Amen, April 24, 
1745. I, THEOPHILUS ELSWORTH, of New York, Gentle- 
man, being in perfect health. I leave to my son 
Nicholas, 5, in bar of all claims as heir-at-law, 
through me or my father, George Elsworth, deceased. I 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEE 15. (Jg 

leave to my wife Ariantie, a negro named "Sabina," 
and her child. I leave to my four grand children, 
Peter Newbury, Sarah Leacraft, Mary Leacraft and 
Elizabeth Leacraft, a negro man. To my daughter, 
Elizabeth, a negro man or 45, and to my son, Corne- 
lius, the same, and also all household furniture (except 
wrought plate) ; Also 6 large* silver spoons and 6 tea 
spoons. I leave to my son Theophilus, a negro man or 
45. To my sou, Verduyn Ellsworth, a negro man or 
45, and also 70 when he is of age. My executors 
are to pay for the maintenance and schooling of my sons 
Theophilus and Verduyn, 30 yearly. All the rest 
of my estate, real and personal, I leave to my children, 
Ariantie, Elizabeth, Cornelius, Theophilus, and Verduyn, 
and -| to rny four grand children. I make my son-in- 
law, Thomas Seymour, of New York, mariner, and my 
son-in-law, John Beekman, merchant, and my daughter, 
Cornelia, executors.. 

Witnesses, John Earle, John Roosevelt, Jr., E. 
Blagge. Proved, November 22, 1745. 

Page 500. In the name of God, Amen, October 29, 
1745. I, MICHAEL HALSTEAD, of the Borough town of 
Westch ester, being weak in body. I leave to my 

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brother, Samuel Halstead, 200. I leave to my trusty 
friend, Isaac Willett, of Westchester, 100. All the 
remainder of my estate I leave to my brother, Richard 
Halstead, and to my sister, Abiah Gilliam, and to Phebe 
Ryder, daughter of Robert Ryder, and to Mary Creed, 
daughter of William Creed, of Jamaica, Long Island, 
and to Nathaniel Halstead, son of my brother, Ezekiel 
Halstead. I make Isaac Willett executor. 

Witnesses, Stephen Hunt, John Hitchcock, Cornelius 
Hunt. 

Codicil. : I leave to my brother, Joseph Halstead, 5 
shillings, in full for his share of my estate, and to my 
brother, Ezekiel, the same. Whereas I have a mort- 
gage from Leonard Vincent for divers lands and mea- 
dows in Westchester and Eastchester ; if it is not paid. 



66 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

my executors are to sell the same, and the money to be 
paid to Richard Halstead, Abiah Gilliam, Mary Creed, 
Phebe Ryder and Michael Halstead, son of Ezekiel 
Halstead. 

Dated December 1, 1745. Witnesses, Nathaniel 
Underbill, John Oakley, Thomas Johnson. Proved, 
December 27, 1745. 

Page 503. In the name of God, Amen. I, PATRICK 
FITCH, belonging to his Majesty's ship, "Lanceston," 
Captain Peter Warren, Commander, being in bodily 
health. I leave to my wife Abigail all my prize money 
and wages, and all my lands, goods, and tenements, and 
make her executor. 

Dated October 25, 1743. Witnesses, Peter Warren, 
William Tatum. Proved before Goldsbrow Banyer, 
October 29, 1745. 

Page 505. In the name of God, Amen. I, EPHRAIM 
KETCHAM, of Hunttington, in Suffolk Country, being 
weak and low of body. I leave to my wife Mary the 
use of ^ of my estate, besides 1 cow and 1 jade, 1 bed and 
furniture and all my swine and a warming pan. These 
are to be returned at her decease to my. youngest 
daughters. My wife is to have the benefit of all my 
farm till sold. I leave to my eldest son Joseph, a 
piece of land, bounded north by Isaac Sammis's home 
lot, south by the fence, crossing two fields, as it now 
stands, " the south side the field which is known by 
my family by the name of Apple Tree field," west by 
Jonas Brush, east by Samuel Brush ; Also half my 
right in the undivided land, also my grind stones. I 
leave to my youngest son Jonathan, my gun and sword, 
which was his grandfather's. I leave to my two 
youngest daughters, one bed and bedclothes. All the 
rest of my estate, lands, meadows, and goods, are to be 
sold " by way of Publick Vendue," or otherwise as 
thought best by my executors. I make my friends, 
Samuel Brush, Thomas Davis, and Joshua Wood, ex- 



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ecutors. Of the money derived from the sale of the 
lands I leave to my sons Benjamin, Abyah, and 
Jonathan, 7 each, but Jonathan is not to have his 
part till he is of age. All the rest to my sons and 
daughters, 

Q. -i EPHRAIM KETCH AM. 

MARY KETCHAM. 

Witnesses, Joshua Wood, Thomas Davis, Ephraim 
Kellam. Proved, January 27, 174-|. 

Page 508. "Be it remembered that I, THOMAS 

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NOBLE, of New York, Merchant, " being sensible of my 
frailty." All my debts are to be paid. I make my 
friends, Timothy Horsefield, of Long Island near the 
Ferry, butcher, and Joris Brinkerhoff, of. New York, 
merchant, executors. All the rest of my estate is to 
be sold and the money paid to my children, Thomas, 
Isaac, Mary, James, and Sarah, 700 each, to be put 
at interest for them. And I request and appoint my 
dear friends, Augustus Spangenbergh, of Bethlehem, 
in Pennsylvania, near the Forks of Delaware, and 
Charles Brocden, of Philadelphia, and Timothy Horse- 
field, of Long Island, to undertake the care of my chil- 
dren. The sum of 2,000 is to be put at interest by 
my executors, and the interest sent annually to my 
parents, Thomas and Mary Noble, of Bristol, in Old 
England. I leave 10 yearly to the mother of my late 
wife, Helegonda Bayard. To my niece, Mary Noble, 
200. To my dear brother and sister, William and 
Catharine Tenant, of Freehold, New Jersey, the in- 
terest on 100. To my friend Ismaiah, wife of George 
Burnet, of New York, 20. To my friend Susannah, 
wife of Elias Burger, of Staten Island, the interest of 
20. To my friends, Hester and Elinor Gambold, 20. 
To Margaret, wife of Hugh Campbell, 20. To my 
friends, Augustus and Mary Spangenbergh, of Bethle- 
hem, Pa., a negro boy, and all the rest of my personal 
estate. I also make my friends, Charles Brockem, of 
Philadelphia, Henry Antes, of Bethlehem, and Jacquis 



68 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

Cortelyon, son of Peter Cortelyou, of the westermost 
part of Long Island, executors. 

Dated July 27, 1745. Witnesses, George Burnet, 
Elizabeth Hume, Ann Burnet. (.No date of Probate^ 

Page 512. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
HICKS, of Hempstead, in Queens County, Gent., this 
8 of November, 1745, being but weak. All debts and 
funeral charges to be paid. I leave to my daughter, 
Elizabeth Hicks, a large silver tankard. My executors 
are to sell all my lands and goods in Hempstead, and all 
of my meadow in Flushing. All the rest of my estate 
to my children, William, Timothy, Robert, James, 
Elizabeth, and Hannah, equally, but <20 is to be taken 
out of the share of Elizabeth. I make my brothers 
Isaac and Thomas, and my brother in law, Cornelius 
Van Wyck, executors. 

Witnesses, Henry Hicks, James Rockwell, Charles 
Hicks. Proved, March 8, 1746. 

Page 515. In the name of God, Amen. I, ABRA- 
HAM LENT, of Newtown, in Queens County, yeoman, 
being sick. I leave to my wife Anna Catharina, 20 
yearly. I leave to my grand son, Abraham Lent, son 
of my son Ryck Lent, deceased, 3. To my sons, 
Adolph, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Johanes Lent, 
each 25. I leave all the rest of my estate to my sons 
above named, and to my daughters, Mary, wife of John 
Rapalye, Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Brinkerhoff, Wyntie, 
wife of Jeroninus Rapalye, and Annake, wife of John 
Brinkerhoff, and to my grandchildren, the children of my 
son Ryck Lent, deceased, viz., Abraham, Johanes, Cath- 
arine, and Margareta, and my granddaughter Cath- 
erine Haring. I will and order that all my estate, real 
and personal, in Westchester County, be sold by my 
executors. My Plantation where I now dwell is to be 
sold among my children, to the one that shall give the 
most for it. The rest of the children are to give a deed 
to the purchaser, except the Burying place, which is to 



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remain entire as it now lies for the use of the relations 
and friends, with free egress and regress to the same. 
I make my sons Adolph, Abraham, and Isaac, executors. 
Dated August 18, 1742. Witnesses, Peter Lyster, 
Elbert Lyster, Cornelius Berrian. Proved, March 17, 



Page 519. In the name of God, Amen. I, NATH- 
ANIEL SMITH, of Jamaica, in Queens County, yeoman, 
being indisposed in body. My executors are to have 
full power to sell lands, for payment of debts. I leave 
to my wife Patience, and my children, Patience and 
Ludlam, all the remainder of my estate. "Only my 
wife shall have my best bed and furniture. My father 
in law, William Ludlam, is to take charge of the shares 
of my children till the boy is 8 years old and the girl 
10 years old, and I make him and my brother John 
Smith executors." 

Dated January 12, 1745. Witnesses, John Ludlam, 
Amos Denton, John Smith. Proved before Adam 
Laurence, Esq., January 25, 174|-. 

Page 522. In the name of God, Amen, March 29, 
1739. I, JOSEPH WICKES, of Hunthington, in Suffolk 
County, being sick. I leave to my wife Hannah, a 
feather bed and furniture and 60. To my son Joseph, 
5, over and above his equal share. I leave to my son 
Daniel, a certain lot of salt meadow at the South, and 
all my right of uplands, " being what I bought of 
Samuel Wickes and paid him 1 1 for, lying on Santen- 
ague, and he is to have 11 less than the rest." All 
the rest of my estate to be sold and the money divided 
among niy children, Joseph, Daniel, Alexander, Ezekiel, 
Jesse, and Hannah. I make my trusty friends, John 
Platt and Joseph Lewis, executors. 

Witnesses, Isaac Brush, Isaac Platt, Epenetus Platt. 
Proved, Apiil 17, 1746. 

Page 525. In the name of God, Amen, February 6, 
1 74|. I, URIAH PLATT, of Hempstead in Queens County, 



70 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 15. 

I leave to my son Epenetus, all my lands lying to the 
south of the road that goes from Tanners Pond, by my 
dwelling house and so unto the Plains ; Also two lots 
of meadow and the upland which I have in a neck 
called Washburns Neck, at the South side. I leave to 
my son, Philip Smith Platt, all my lands and meadows, 
tenements and privileges, that my father, Epenetus 
Platt, gave to me in the bounds of Hunthington. I 
give to my son, Uriah Platt, all my lands and tenements 
and buildings, and a tract of meadow lying in Hungry 
Harbor, which I bought of James Smith ; Also the 
lots of land lying to the north of the road that leads 
from the Plains or Great Valley to Joseph Smiths, one 
lot being partly eastward of said road called the upper 
field, the other called the Clay Pits ; Also a lot of 
meadow at Jamaica which I bought of Jonathan Shaw, 
with all buildings, etc. I leave to my daughter Mary 
Smith, 5. I leave all my movable estate to my wife 
Mary, and my daughter Margaret. " And I do nomi- 
nate Zophar Platt, Robert Marvin, and Isaac Smith, 
Jr., executors." 

Witnesses, Timothy Smith, Thomas Apelbee, Charles 
Peters, Micah Smith. Proved, April 17, 1746. 

Page 528. George Clinton, Esq., Captain-General, 
and Governor. Whereas, JOHN STEVENSEN, of Kings 
County, by his will, dated June 3, 1723, made his wife 
lannettie, executor, and she is since deceased, Letters 
of administration are granted his eldest son, Stephen 
Johnson, of Oyster Bay, farmer, May 12, 1746. 

Page 529. In the name of God, Amen. I, CALEB 
CARMAN, of Hempstead in Queens County, being of 
perfect mind. I leave to my wife Margaret, one negro 
wench, and the use of \ my lands and estate for life, 
and $ my moveable estate. I leave to my son Caleb, 
one cow and calf, and of my undivided lands and 
rights on the Great Plains. I leave to my son John 
of the same, and to my son Silas also \. I leave to my 



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daughters Hannah and Margaret each of my movable 
estate, except as above. I leave to my son Joseph my 
dwelling house, and all my land and meadow in Hemp- 
stead, and he is to pay all my debts. I leave to my 
daughters Phebe and Mary, ^ of my movable estate. 
I make my wife and my son John executors. 

January 3, I74f. Witnesses, John Rushmore, 
Charles Peters. Proved, April 1, 1746. 

Page 532 " Know all men by these Presents that I, 
EDWARD SANDS, of Cow Neck, in Hempstead, yeoman, 
being this 23 day of the 11 month called January in 
the year 174-^, something disordered in body, but my 
mind and memory sound, quick and good, for which I 
bless God." I leave to my wife Mary the profits of the 
farm that I dwell on that I bought of my father in law 
Richard Coijnell, with all household goods and farming 
utensils, and my stock of negroes, horses, and cattle 
in case she remains my widow, or until my eldest son 
Henry is of age, and then she shall have one half. 
And she shall have the use of \ till my four daughters 
are married, and then the use of \. If she marries, 
then my son Henry is to pay her 150, and ^ of the 
household goods, And she is to have during her 
widowhood 3 negro girls. I leave to my eldest son 
Henry Sands, all that farm I now dwell on, with the 
dwelling house, barns, and buildings, with the above re- 
strictions ; Also a small slip or gore of land contain- 
ing 4 or 5 acres, that I bought of my brother Nathaniel 
Sands, lying partly within the bounds of the land that 
I bought of Richard Cornell. I leave to my two 
youngest sons, Richard and George, all the lands, 
meadows, and improvements lying on Cow Neck, or 
elsewhere. Richard is to have his part when he is of 
age, and to have the use of the other part till George is 
of age. If my wife remains my widow till my two 
youngest sons are of age then she shall pay them 25 
each, but if she marries my son is to pay it. He is 
also to give to each, 4 cows and 20 sheep, and they are 



72 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

to have my negro boy " Santo " between them. My two 
negro men, and a negro woman and her youngest child 
are to be sold, and the money put at interest. My ex- 
ecutors are also to sell 20 worth of cattle, and 10 of 
sheep, and the money to be put at interest. They are 
also to sell " my Pork gammons, and wheat, and put 
the money at interest with other money due to me, 
until my daughters are 18 years old or married," and 
then the money is to be divided among my 4 daughters 
Sybel, Hannah, Mary, and Deborah. The lands left to 
my youngest sous are to be let out for their education 
and support. As to the education and schooling of my 
daughters, I refer to the generosity and care of my 
wife. " But before the close of my will I order my 
son Henry to pay to my brother, Nathaniel Sands, 10 
in provisions, at 20 shilling a year." I make my 
friends, Joseph Mott and Nathaniel Pearsall, both of 
Cow Neck, and Samuel Wallis, of Oyster Bay, execu- 
tors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Thorne, Catharine Mott, Cath- 
arine Thome. Proved before Adam Lawrence, Esq., 
March 27, 1746. 

Page 539. In the name of God, Amen, April 4, 
1726. I, CORNELIUS WYCKOFF, of Flatlands in Kings 
County, being in good health. I leave to my wife 
Gertie all my real and personal estate for life, but if 
she marry, then she shall give all to my two sons, Nich- 
olas and Hendrick, to enjoy the same, as it is set forth 
in certain deeds of sales made by me to them, and my 
two sons have given bonds to me, in the sum of 650, 
by which each of them is to pay to their brothers and 
sisters, viz.: Simon, Jacob, John, Petrus, Mary, Marga- 
ret, Petrella, and Hannah, each 3, within a year after 
my wife's decease. If my wife marries they are to pay 
her 30, for her maintainance. I leave to my son 
Simon a silver tankard, for his birthright. I leave to 
my son Hendrick a silver mug. All the rest of my 
estate is left to my 10 children after the death of my 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 73 

wife. I make my son-in-law, Hendrick Eldertson, 
executor. 

Witnesses, Jacobus Stryker, Jan van Ardsdalen, S. 
Geritsen. Proved, May 10, 1746. 

Page 54-2. " Know all men by these Presents, that I, 
JAMES SEARING, of Hempstead, in Queens County, yeo- 
man, this 24 of April, 1746, being weak and feeble, and 
pretty far advanced in years." I leave to my wife 
Temperance "her choice of my feather beds, with all 
necessary and full furniture" and all the goods which 
are yet in being which she brought with her to me, and 
her saddle and bridle, and 140, And all such provi- 
sions as I had in store, and the use of my dwelling 
house, and liberty of fire wood to burn and past- 
ure for a cow, so long as she remains my widow. I 
leave to my son Daniel all my dwelling housen, build- 
ings, lands, and meadows, and rights of Commonage and 
Plain lands, or any other lands 1 have, and he shall pay 
to my eldest son James, 120, and if he refuse, then my 
executors are to sell the lands. All the rest of my 
movables I leave to my two daughters, Sarah, wife of 
Jacob Fowler, and Mary, wife of Daniel Williams. I 
make my son Daniel and my cousin, Samuel Searing, 
and my son-in-law, Zebulon Seaman, executors. 

Witnesses, Caleb Leveridge, Job Searing, Samuel 
Willis. Proved, May 12, 1746. 

Page 547. In the name of God, Amen. I, JAMES 
SEARLE, of New York, merchant, being in good health, 
I leave all my personal estate to my wife Martha, and 
all my real estate during her widowhood, "with full 
power to sell the same if she pleases." If she marries 
she shall have the use of the real estate for life, and then 
to my brother John Searle, and my sisters Mary Russell, 
Sarah Hollis, and Amy Searle, all of the Isle of Wight in 
Old England. I make my wife executor. 

Dated August 24, 1740. Witnesses, Nicholas Bayard, 
Henry Corlis, Nicholas Van Dam. Proved, before John 
Catherwood, Esq., June 30, 174|. 



74 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

Page 549. In the name of God, Amen. July 20, 
1745. I, MATTHIAS BURNET, of East Hampton, in Suf- 
folk County, being perfect in mind and body. I leave 
to my wife Elizabeth the use of one room and bed- 
room in my dwelling house, during her widowhood, 
also 200, silver money, and all household "goods and 
plate and my Indian girl. And my grand son, Burnet 
Miller, is to allow her. 12 loads of firewood, and 12 
bushels of wheat yearly, "and find her w T ith milk or 
a cow to milk, summer and winter." I leave to my 
grand son, Burnet Miller, all my lands, meadows, and 
commonage, and all my right on Montauk, and all stock 
and cattle, and all wainage and farming tools, and all 
my books, gun and sword, and my Indian boy and 
negro boy. I leave to my 4 grand sons, Jeremiah, 
Eleazar, Ananias, and Abraham Miller, each 120, when 
of age. To my 4 grand daughters (not named) each 
50. All the rest of my estate is to be divided into 9 
parts, my son-in-law to have one part, and my 9 grand 
children the rest. I make my grand son, Burnet Miller, 
executor. 

Witnesses, Adam Cody, Benjamin Eyre, Jr., Thomas 
Talmage, Jr. Proved, before Brinly Silvester, April 3, 
1746. 

[NOTE. Matthias Burnet was a son of Thomas Bur- 
net, of Southampton. He was born 1674, and died 
October 4, 1745. He had wife Elizabeth, and a daugh- 
ter Mary, who was baptized May, 1702. She married 
Eleazar Miller and was the mother of the grand chil- 
dren mentioned. Eleazar Miller was member of As- 
sembly for a great many years, and was generally 
known as "Assemblyman Miller." Matthias Burnet 
was Justice of the Peace, and a man of importance in 
his day. W. S. P.] 

Page 552. In the name of God, Amen, November 
13, 1745. I, JACOB SPRAGG, of Richmond county, 
victular, being very sick. I leave to my son Joseph, a 
certain tract of land which I bought of John Mussurull 



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(Messerole ?) containing 50 acres ; Also a negro boy. 
All the rest of my real estate to my wife, and after her 
death or marriage to my son Joseph, and he is to pay 
to the rest of my children, viz., Mary, Abigail, Sarah, 
Martha, Johanna, and Phebe, 200. All my movable 
estate I leave to my wife and daughters. I make my 
wife Dorothy and John Le Conte, Esq., executors. 

Witnesses, Nicholas Lazalere, Nathaniel Britton, 
Daniel Stillwell. Proved, before Walter Dongan, Esq., 
March 18, 1745. 

Page 555. In the name of God, Amen. February 
1, 1745. I, GEORGE LANE, of the White Plains, in 
Westchester County, Esq., being very sick. I leave to 
my wife Hannah ^ of my movable estate, and the use of 
the best room in mv house, and the use of one-third of 

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my lands, "so long as she shall live my widow." I 
leave of my movable estate to my eldest daughter 
Hannah, and ^ to the heirs of my daughter Millicent. 
I leave to my son Nathan all lands, messuages, and 
tenements, and make him and my wife executors. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Knap, Caleb Hyatt, John Ray. 
Proved, before Samuel Purdy, Esq., February 11, 174|. 

Page 559. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
CRANSTON, late of the Island of Jamaica, in the West 
Indies, but at present of New York, merchant, being 
sick and weak. I leave to my friend and partner, Mr. 
John Moore. Jr., at present of the Island of Jamaica, 
merchant, all my estate, real and personal, in Jamaica. 
I make Colonel John Moore, Sr., and his son, John 
Moore, Jr., executors. 

Dated May 4, 1746. Witnesses, James Jauncey, 
Frances Barbaric, John Chambers. Proved, May 15, 
1746. 

Page 561. In the name of God, Amen. I, THOMAS 
WEDEN, of Rye, in Westchester County, carpenter, being 
sick. "All my estate, real and personal, I order my ex- 



76 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

ecutors to sell, except one bed, that is to say my best 
bed, with all furniture, which I leave to my wife Jane." 
After payment of debts, of the rest of the money f- is 
to be for my son William, and |- for my wife and my 
two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth. I make my wife 
and my brother in law, William Pinconi (Pinckney), 
executors. 

Dated March 11, 1745. Witnesses, Anthony Field, 
Nathan Field, Thomas Star Treadwell. Proved, May 
15/1746. 

Page 563. In the name of God, Amen, April 22, 
1746. I, JOHN SEARING, of Hempstead, in Queens 
County, being very sick. My executors are to pay all 
debts. I order all my negroes to be sold, except the 
oldest negro boy ; Also my wheat, except enough for 
family use. I leave to my wife Elizabeth, one bed and 
furniture and a side saddle, and the use of ^ my farm, 
until my children are brought up ; Also the use of \ 
my house and barn. I leave to my daughter Anje, my 
brown horse and saddle and bridle. To my daughters 
Sarah and Mary, each a bed and furniture. My execu- 
tors are to pay 100 to each of my daughters when of 
age. I leave to my son Jacob my house and farm and 
all lands which are divided, and the meadow at South ; 
and my son Jacob is to pay to my son John 400, when 
of age. "My son John is to go to school till he hath 
Good Learning, and then to be put to learn a trade 
which my executors think proper." My executors are 
to sell all my undivided lands, " and as many horses 
and cattle and other movables, as my wife and my son 
John can well manage to carry on the farm without." 
I make my brother, Samuel Searing, and my son Jacob 
and Henry Pearsall, executors. 

Witnesses, Caleb Merall, Daniel Searing, Micah 
Smith. Proved, May 12, 1746. 

Page 567. " And I, the said JOHN ELWOOD, knowing 
the uncertainty of life, make this my last will." I leave 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LTBER 15. 77 

to Robert Cowen and Thomas Cowen all my wearing 
apparell, and the prize money which may belong to me, 
and all the rest of my estate, and I make them executors. 
Dated December 18, 17.45. Witnesses, John Amory, 
Thomas Wright, Jans Hay. Proved, May 6, 1746. 

Page 569. In the name of God, Amen, November 
27, 1745. I, PETER HAZEWOUT, of Staten Island, being 
very sick, I leave to my wife Neeltie, all lands and 
tenements during her widowhood, and after her death 
to my two sons Peter and Nicholas ; all my lands in 
Richmond County next adjoining to the land now in 
possession of Dowe Van Wogelum, with all meadows 
and messuages. I leave to each of my two younger sons, 
Egbert and John, 100. To my daughter Dirckje, 10. 
All the rest of my estate, real and personal, to my 5 
children, Catharine, wife of Johans Brestede, Dirckje, 
Neeltje, Gertruyd, and Margaret. My daughter Cathc 
arine's part is not to be paid till after the death of her 
husband, " and her husband is not to intermeddle or 
have anything to do with the same," nor shall it be 
liable to pay any of his debts. I make my wife and 
Daniel Corsen, executors. 

Witnesses, Geritt Krasse, John Roll, Jr., Klaas 
Krasse. Proved, April 8, 1746. 

Page 573. In the name of God, Amen, December 
13, 1744. " I, THOMAS POOL, of Boston, mariner, being 
now bound on a dangerous voyage to sea, and not 
knowing how God may deal with me." I leave all my 
estate to my honored father, Jonathan Hartshorn, of 
Boston, and make him executor. 

Witnesses, Samuel Hill, Jethro Sedorbin. Proved, 
June 10, 1746. 

Page 574. In the name of God, Amen, March 20, 
174|. I, AMOS MOTT, of Oyster Bay, in Queens Coun- 
ty, being sick, I give all my lands to my brother, Ben- 
jamin Mott, but if he die without issue, then to Jacob 



78 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

Mott, the eldest son of my brother, Adam Mott. I 
leave to my cousin (nephew), Joseph Mott, the eldest 
son of my brother, Charles Mott, 5 shillings. I leave to 
my brother, Benjamin Mott, all my personal estate for 
life, and then to Jacob Mott, the eldest son of my 
brother, Adam Mott. I make my brother, Adam Mott, 
and my beloved friend, Thomas Jackson, son of Samuel 
Jackson, deceased, executors. 

Witnesses, Richard Mott, Benjamin Smith, Samuel 
Pearsall. Proved, March 29, 1746. 

Page 57V. In the name of God, Amen. I, ISAAC 
BOWER, of Southampton, in Suffolk County, being in- 
disposed in my body. I leave to my cousin, Stephen 
Bower, a lot of my meadow and upland in Catchapo- 
nack Neck ; Also my now dwelling house with the 
half acre of land it stands upon ; Also 3 acres of land 
adjoining to Thomas Foster, and of all my other 
land, and 50 right of Commonage. I leave to my 
cousin, Jonah Bower, all the rest of my meadow and up- 
land in Catchaponack neck, and ^ of all my other lands, 
and ^ 50 right of Commonage ; Also all farming 
utensils, and f of my stock, and to Stephen Bower the 
other ^. I leave to Jonah Bower, Stephen Bower, 
Hannah Pierson, wife of Henry Pierson, Jr., and Mary 
Bower, all the rest of my movable estate, except my 
biggest brass kettle, which I give to my cousin, Mehit- 
able Halsey, and my next biggest brass kettle to my 
cousin, Mary Woodruff. All my wearing apparell to 
Stephen Bower and Ezekiel Bower. I make my 
cousins, Stephen Bower and Jonah Bower, executors. 

Dated January 30, 173^. Witnesses, Joseph Hal- 
sey, Richard Fowler, John Mackie. Proved, Febru- 
ary 10, 1744. 

[NOTE. The Bower family were the descendants of 
Jonas Bower, who was an early settler in Southampton. 
His home lot was. the present homestead of Mr. Ed- 
ward P. Huntting on the east side of the main street. 
The last representatives of this family lived at Catcha- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 79 

ponack on a farm on the north side of the road and 
next west of Aspottuck brook. The family has long 
been extinct in the town. W. S. P.] 

Page 580. In the name of God, Amen, December 
14, 1744, I, RICHARD SACKETT, of Dover, in Duchess 
County, yeoman, being sick. I leave to my wife Mar- 
gery all household goods, and the use of my home lot, 
house, and orchards during her widowhood, and then 
to my son John Sackett. I leave to my eldest son, 
Richard Sackett, 200 acres of land above his equal 
share as eldest son. I leave to my wife 50 acres to be 
at her disposal. I leave to my son John, after my 
wife's decease, my house, homestead, and orchards, 
and meadows, and all my books. I leave to my son, 
Josiah Crego, and to the heirs of my daughter, Mary 
Dean, deceased, and to my daughter Catharine, during 
her widowhood, and to my sons Richard and John, 
the whole of my remaining estate, to each an equal 
part, and they are to pay equally in defending the title. 
I make my wife Margery, and my sous Richard and 
John executors. 

Witnesses, Henry Mose, William Hunt, Josiah Cre- 
go. Proved, April 28, 1746. 

Page 584. In the name of God, Amen. I, LEONARD 
DE GRAW, of New York, yeoman. I leave to my wife 
Charity all my real and personal estate during her 
life. I leave to my grand son, Leonard de Graw, eld- 
est son of my son, Isaac de Graw, deceased, 40 shillings, 
in full of all his claim as heir at law. All the rest of 
my estate (including 50 5s. due to me from my son- 
in-law, William Warner, deceased) to be divided as 
follows : ^- to my grand children, Leonard, Jacobus, 
and Isaac, children of my son Isaac, deceased ; to my 
daughter Jane, wife of Thomas Ware, mariner ; ^ to 
my daughter Cornelia, wife of William Cook, victulor; 
4- to my daughter, Rachel Saunders, widow ; and ^ to 
William Leonard and Thomas, the children of my son- 



80 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

in-law, William Warner, and my daughter, Ariantie, 
deceased. I leave to my daughter, Rachel Saunders, a 
small house in the rear of my lot on the east side of 
the Broadway, during her widowhood. I make my 
wife Charity and my daughters, Jane, Cornelia, and 
Rachel, executors. 

Dated April 5, 1739. Witnesses, John Phaster, 
Isaac Gamier, James Lyne. Proved, April 15, 1746. 

Page 588. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
BENJAMIN, of Southold, in Suffolk County, being in 
good health. I leave to my wife Abigail, the use and 
improvement of all estate, both real and personal, dur- 
ing her widowhood, and after her decease all to be sold 
to best advantage by my executors. If my wife re- 
marries, she shall have 30. I leave to my daughter, 
Sarah Horton, J620 ; All the rest I leave to my 4 un- 
married daughters, Abigail, Mehitabel, Mary, and De- 
sire. I make my wife and my nephew, John White, 
executors. 

Dated June 11, 1744. Witnesses, John Clarke, Phebe 
Gould, Ebenezer Gould. Proved, April 10, 1746. 

Page 590. In the name of God, Amen, I, SAMUEL 
DAYTON, of East Hampton, in Suffolk County, being 
in health, I leave to my beloved wife Dorothy the 
use of the west end of my now dwelling house, " from 
the bottom to the top," and also a convenient garden 
at the west end of my house, so long as she remains my 
widow ; Also a negro wench Hagar, and ^ of all my 
personal estate. And my grandson Henry Dayton 
shall pay her 10, and my sons Nathan and Daniel 
shall find my wife w r ith firewood, and keep a cow for 
her winter and summer. I leave to my son Nathan 
my home lot of upland and fresh meadow, with all 
buildings, where he now lives ; And all my meadow 
at the Fire Place, and at Napeage ; And all my land 
at the Two mile Harbor, adjoining to Aaron Fithian ; 
And a piece of land near Isaac Barnes' house, adjoin- 
ing to Jacob Sehellinx land ; And all that part of my 



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land at Amagansett that is north of the fence ; And 
10 acres of land at Accabonack Springs, which is part 
of the land laid out in the 10th Division of land laid 
out in the town of East Hampton ; And of my 
Commonage west of Montauk ; And ^ of my right on 
Montauk. I leave to my grand son, Henry Dayton, 
the home lot and buildings where he now dwells, part 
of which home lot adjoins the home lot of John Merry ; 
Also my close at a place called Roanoke ; And my 
close at a place commonly called Pantigoe ; And all 
my meadow at Accobouack Neck, adjoining Josiah 
Millers ; And the Close I bought of Samuel Fithian ; 
And of my Commonage west of Montauk, and of 
my right on Montauk ; Also 90 acres of land near 
Accabonack Springs, being; part of the 10th Division of 
Land ; Also my close of fresh meadow between my 
son David's land and my son Nathan's land ; Also a 
piece of meadow in Accabonack Great meadow adjoin- 
ing to a Hammock called Wheelers Hammock, and which 
formerly belonged to my father Robert Dayton ; Also 
my land at Amagansett south of the fence. I leave to 
my son, Daniel Dayton, 30 acres of land near Accabon- 
ack Springs, and all the rest of my lands not given. I 
leave to my son, Jonathan Dayton, 40. I leave to 
my son in law, William Osborn, a piece of meadow 
at a place called "Mr. James his springs," during his 
life and then to his daughter, Hannah Mulford. I 
leave to my daughter, Elizabeth Osborn, 15. And 
to the 4 youngest children of my daughter, Joanah 
Serle, 40s. each. I leave all farm tackling, etc., to my 
son Daniel and my grand son Henry, and all my wear- 
ing apparell to my 3 sons. I make my sons Daniel and 
Nathan, executors. 

Dated November 2, 1739. Witnesses, Lion Gardiner, 
John Davis, John Davis, Jr. Proved, April 3, 1746. 

Page 596. In the name of God, Amen. I, NATH- 
ANIEL HALSEY, of Southampton in Suffolk County, 
farmer, being well in health. I leave to my son, Rec- 



82 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

ompence Halsey, all my houses and lands at Meacox, 
and ^ of a lot of meadow at Accabog in Jumping Neck, 
which I bought of Edward Howell, as by deed. I 
leave to my two grand sons, Ananias and Israel Halsey, 
10 each. I leave to my son, Elisha Halsey, all that my 
lot of land called the Blank lot ; Also my lot of land 
adjoining to it, called Roberts Lot ; And one lot at 
North Side which I bought of Jonah Rogers, and also 
10 poles W 7 ide into the lot I bought of Mr. Topping, 
that is, 10 poles w T ide at the west end, and but 2 poles 
wide at the water hole, and is on the south side of the 
lot, joining to his other land; Also all my meadow at 
Shinecock; Also all my meadow on the east side of 
Jumping Neck ; And ^ my commonage. I leave to my 
son Nathaniel all my homestead and buildings, that is, 
my land, meadow, and buildings, at Cobb ; And my lot 
called Jonathan's Lot ; Also all my land called Conk- 
lings Neck ; And the rest of my land at North side, 
bought of Mr. Toppings. Also one 50 right in 
Lot 29, Great South Division. Also a lot of meadow 
at the bottom of Jumping Neck called Rapahanock ; 
And two lots at Red creek Neck, which I bought of 
Samuel Bishop and Isaac Bower ; And all my right of 
land and meadow which I have lyinff with widow 

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Martha Halsey, that is west of Canoe Place ; And ^ 
50 right of Commonage, east of Canoe Place. I leave 
to my son, Ezekiel HalsSy, all my piece of land at Little- 
worth, called Rogers Close, and 1 lot and f of a lot of 
meadow on the west side of Jumping Neck, which I 
bought of Mr. Ludlani and Mr. Sandford. I leave to 
each of my daughters (not named) 10s. To my son 
Nathaniel, my plow, cart, and ox chain. I leave to 
my wife the use of ^ of all lands and meadows given 
to my son Nathaniel, and ^ the house and barn. If 
any of my sons wish to sell, they shall give the rest the 
preference. 

Dated March 27, 1745. "Witnesses, Ellis Cook, 
Ezekiel Rose, Jonathan Halsey. Proved, April 18, 
1746. Wife Anna and Abram Halsey, executors. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 83 

[NOTE. The homestead at Cobb left to son Nathaniel 
is the homestead of late Samuel B. Halsey. The land 
at Mecox, left to his son, Recompence Halsey, is on the 
west side of the road nearly opposite the house of Hon. 
Henry P. Hedges. Recoinpence Halsey moved to New 
Jersey. Elisha Halsey lived at Mill Pond head, on the 
farm of late Harvey S. Rose. Rogers Close and Little- 
worth, is probably east of the homestead of the late 
Stephen Foster. W. S. P.] 

Page 600. In the name of God, Amen, April 29, 
746. I, STEPHEN TOPPING, of Southampton, in Suf- 
olk County, being sick, I leave to my wife Elishabah, 
^ of all my movables, and the use of ^ of all my lands 
so long as she continues my widow. I leave to my son, 
Elnathan Topping, all my home lot and buildings 
upon it, and ^ of Lot No. 9 in the Great South Divis- 
ion on the east side, and a 50 of Commonage in 
Quogue Purchase. I leave to my son Stephen all that 
my Swamp close, with the buildings and all that lot 
called my Wainscot Lot, bounded south by Abraham 
Pierson and Daniel Hedges and the Parsonage land, 
west by Edward Howell, north and east by undivided 
land ; Also f of a 50 in Lot No. 9, Great South Division 
on the west side ; Also all my right in Birch neck and 
a 50 of Commonage except in Quogue Purchase ; And 
of my orchard. I leave to my son Sylvanus all my 
lot called the Wood close with the house upon it, And 
my land and meadow in Lot No. 9 in the Great North 
Division, and $ of a 50 in Lot No. 9 Great South Di- 
vision ; Also 10 acres of land joining to my son David's 
orchard. I leave to my son David my lot called the 
New Close with the buildings bounded east and south 
by Hezekiah Topping's home lot, west and north by 
highways ; Also \ of my -land and meadow in Lot No. 
9 Great North Division, and one acre of land at his 
orchard, and of a 50 in Lot No. 9 Great South Di- 
vision ; And \ of all my land in the Division lying be- 
tween the 1 2 acres and Sag Harbor. I leave to my 



84 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 

son Daniel a piece of land bounded east and north by 
John Russell, south and west by highways ; And all 
my land at a place called the 12 acres; And ^ my 
land laid out at Sag Harbor, and ^ of my movables. I 
leave to my daughter, Mary Pierson, my silver tankard 
and a cow. To my daughter, Hannah Wood, a feather 
bed and a cow, " that I have lent her to use." I make 
my sons Elnathan, Stephen, and Daniel, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Pierson, Josiah Topping, Jr., Job 
Pierson. Proved, May 27, 1746. 

[NOTE. Stephen Topping lived at Sagaponack. The 

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homestead left- to son Elnathan is next west of the 
homestead of Mr. John White at the south end of 
Sagg street, and is part of the estate of the late David 
Emmett Pierson. The Swamp Close left to son Stephen 
is on the west side to Sagg street next south of the 
Country road. It was afterwards owned by his son or 
grandson, Paul Topping. The Wood close left to son 
Silvanus is on the east side of Sagg street near the 
north end, and was for many years the Town Poor- 
house. The house and farm were sold by the town of 
Southampton about 30 years ago. The New Close left 
to son David is at the south end of Sagg street and is 
the homestead of the late Sidney Topping. W. S. P.] 

Page 603. In the name of God, Amen. I, JACOB 
BRADT, of New York, baker, being sick, I leave to my 
oldest son, Evert Bradt, 5 in full of all claim as heir 
at law ; I leave to my 2 sons Evert and Nicholas all 
my household goods except my silver tankard and 
Great Dutch Bible, which I give to my son Nicholas 
with the utensils of the baking trade. I leave to my 2 
sons all my wearing apparel! and my negro " John." 
All the rest of my estate I leave to my children, Evert, 
Nicholas, Susanna, and Janettie. My executors are 
to sell all real estate ; I make my 2 sons and my be- 
loved relative William Saton, carpenter, executors. 

Dated January 15, 1^44. Witnesses, Dirck Lefferts, 
Abraham Lefferts, John Burnet. Proved, July 4, 1746. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 85 

Page 606. In the name of God, Amen, July 16, 
1746. I, EDWARD BLOOD, of Albany, Gentleman, be- 
ing sick. I leave to my 4 cousins, Claas, Johanes, 
Petrius, and Cornelius Vanderburgh, all my estate, and 
I make them executors. 

Witnesses Hans Hansen, Hendrich Roseboom, Jo- 
rian Hogan. Proved before Myndert Schuyler, Esq., 
July 19, 1746. 

Page 608. In the name of God, Amen. I, WILL- 
IAM VESEY, of New York, " clerk," Rector of Trinity 
Church, being now somewhat indisposed in body. I 
direct all just debts to be paid. I leave to the poor 
of the city of New York, 50, to be distributed by the 
Church Wardens of Trinity Church. I leave to my 
brother, John Vesey, of Branting, 25, and to my sister, 
Mary Green, of the same place, 25, and the same to 
my sisters, Elinor Turner and Hannah Bracket, of the 
same place. I leave to my brother, Benjamin Vesey, 
25 ; I leave to my God son. Joseph Reade, Jr., son 
of Mr. Joseph Reade, merchant, 100, to be paid into 
the hands of said Joseph Reade, Sr., my brother-in- 
law, for the use of his son. I leave to my God daugh- 
ter, Mary Braine, daughter of Thomas Braine, merchant 
in Flushing, 50. All the rest of my estate, both real 
and personal, I leave to my well beloved wife, Mary 
Vesey, with all gold, silver, and jewels, and I make 
my wife sole executrix. 

Dated May 1, 1746. Witnesses, Sheffield Howard, 
Charles Jandine, John Kelly. Proved, July 21, 1746. 

[NOTE. Rev. William Vesey married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Lawrence Reade, who left children, John, Joseph, 
Sarah, wife of Dr. Thomas Braine, and Mary, wife of 
Rev. William Vesey. Lawrence Reade owned lots 
No. 55-57 Pine street. These fell to John and Joseph 
Reade, who sold them to their sister, Sarah Braine, 
July 15, 1729. Her son, Thomas Braine, Jr., sold them 
to Rev. William Vesey, April 26, 1746, and he was 
living here at the time of his death. His widow 



86 ABSTKACTS OP WILLS LIBER 15. 

married Hon. Daniel Horsmanden. Rev. William 
Vesey also owned No. 62 Pine street. This was orig- 
inally sold by the executors of Jan Vinge to William 
Nazeroth ; he sold to Abraham and Nicholas Brewer, 
who sold to William Laurier. His children, Davis 
and Elizabeth Laurier sold to Rev. William Vesey 
and his widow sold it to Joseph Reade, October 15, 
1746. W. S. P.] 

Page 612. In the name of God, Amen. I, JEREMIAH 
LATTOUCHE, of New York, merchant, being in good 
health. I leave to my son Isaac, 600. All the rest of 
my estate I leave to my wife Jane, and to my two 
children, Isaac and Jane Lattouche. I leave to my 
niece, Ann Williams, 10 when she is of age. I make 
my wife and children executors. 

Dated September 13, 1742. Proved, August 5, 1746. 

[NOTE. Jeremiah Lattouche was a prominent mer- 
chant in New York. His homestead was a wide lot, 
now Nos. 48, 50, 52 Pine street. The son Isaac sold 
his part to his sister Jane, who married Tileman Cuyler. 
-W. S. P.] 

Page 614. In the name of God, Amen, December 20, 
1738. I, JACOB BEEKMAK, of Albany, blacksmith, being 
weak in body. I leave to my eldest son Hendrick, in 
right of primogeniture, "my Great Holland Gun." I 
leave to my wife Deborah the use of all estate during 
her widowhood. After her death the whole estate to my 
sons Hendrick and Johanes, with, my dwelling house and 
lot in the second ward in Albany, between the house 
and lot of Jan Male on the north and the lot of Hans 
Hansen on the south ; Also 2 lots on Voson Kill, 
bounded east by Johanes Roseboom, Jr., and west by 
Abigail ver Planck, the other lot on said kill is bounded 
east by Hendrick Ten Eyck. They are to pay to my 
daughters Nachtell, Effie, and Deborah, 50. 

Witnesses, Abraham Lansingh, Jeryn Hogan, Abra- 
ham Lansingh, Jr. I make my wife and my son Hen- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 15. 87 

drick and my brother, Hans Hansen, executors. Proved, 
June 28, 1746. At that time his wife was dead. 

Page 618. GARETT HYER, mariner, of the Privateer 
-, Captain Langdon, commander. I leave to my 



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mother Jannettie all my estate. 

Dated June 5, 1740. Witnesses, John De Bow, 
James Smith. Proved, November 27, 1745. 

Page 619. In the name of God, Amen. I, WILLIAM 
PROVOOST, of New Barbadoes, in Bergen County, New 
Jersey, being sick. I leave to my son David all my 
apparell, and my fire arms and my gold and silver and 
.25, above what I have given to him, in full of all his 
claim as eldest son. My daughter, Catharine Beekman, 
is to have so much of my estate as with what I have 
given her will make <176 5s. to make her equal with 
my daughter Mary Erickson. My son David is to 
receive the same amount, and also my daughter Anche. 
All the rest to my children, David, Catharine, Anche, 
and Mary, wife of Rev. Mr. Rynhart. I make my sou 
David, and my daughters Catharine and Anche and 
Abraham Lodge, executors. 

Witnesses, Hendrick Lebagh, Francis Hendrix, Henry 
Hendrix. Proved, August 26, 1746. 

Page 623. In the name of God, Amen. I, GILBERT 
LIVINGSTON, of Kingston, in Ulster County, being sick 
and weak. Whereas there is to be raised out of the 
land given by my father-in-law Colonel Henry Beek- 
man, to my beloved spouse Cornelia Livingston, de- 
ceased, the sum of <3,000, for my 10 younger children, 
Henry, Gilbert, Philip, James, Samuel, Cornelius, Alida, 
wife of Captain Jacob Rutson, Joana, Catharine, and 
Margaret, The said sum shall be equally divided 
among them. And whereas there is to be raised the 
sum of 1,000 for me and my heirs and assigns, I give 
the same and all my lands and estate to my eldest son, 
Robert Livingston, and my other 10 children. My 



88 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

executors have full power to sell all lands to pay debts. 
I make my sons Robert and Henry, and my son-in-law, 
Captain Jacob Rutsen, and my beloved nephew, Robert 
Livingston, son of my brother, Robert Livingston, 
executors. 

December 12, 1745. Witnesses, Thomas Beekman, 
Jacobus De Lameter, Job Viele. Proved, August 29, 
1746. 

End of Liber 15. 



LIBER 16. 

Page 1. In the name of God, Amen. The last will 
and Testament of JAMES RINEAU, of New Rochelle, in 
Westchester County, made the 7th day of August, 1746. 
I leave to the French Church in New Rochelle, .4. I 
leave to Stephen Renant, my son-in-law, my two silver 
spoons, my case of flasks or bottles and all my wearing 
apparell, except six shirts. I leave to Peter Renant 
my best feather bed and straw bed, and six shirts and 
4 sheets. I leave to James David, of New York, my 
New Testament and my looking glass. To John Cou- 
tant, Jr., my old feather bed. And as to the re- 
mainder of my estate it is my will that it be divided 
between Peter Benoit and Magdalena, wife of Bernardus 
Rhinelander. I make my trusty friend, Samuel Gillett, 
executor. 

Witnesses, Isaac Guion, Jr., Elias Chadavoyne, Mar- 
garet Chadavoine. 

George Clinton, Esq., Captain-General and Governor. 
To all, etc. Know ye that at Westchester County, be- 
fore Samuel Purdy, Esq., thereto delegated, on the 21 
day of August, 1746, the will of JAMES RINEAIT was 
proved. 

Page 3. " And I, the said JOHN McFiLEY, consider- 
ing the uncertainty of life, do make this my last will 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 89 

and testament. I leave to my friend, Luke Van Tien- 
hoven, one Beaver Hat and all the rest of my estate, and 
make him executor." 

Dated February 7, 1746. Witnesses, Thomas Bald- 
win, Peter Chilton, William Baldwin. Proved in New 
York before Goldsbrow Banyer, August 5, 1746. 

[NOTE. The above will is the last part of a Power 
of attorney given to Luke van Tienhoven. At that 
time it was quite common for mariners about to sail on 
a voyage to give a power of attorney to some one of 
their friends, authorizing him to collect all wages due 
to him, and other claims, and then adding a clause like 
the above, making it a will. Several instances are to 
be found in this volume. W. S. P.] 

Page 4. In the name of God, Amen. I, GERARD 
BEEKMAN, of New York, being in good health. My 
executors shall pay to my wife, Catharine Beekman, 
400, pursuant to an agreement and bond entered into 
by me before our marriage ; Also the further sum of 
'70 in full of all claims which she might have on 
my estate, and she is to release my estate from all her 
right of dower. I leave to my eldest son Gerard, 10 
shillings, and if he decease before me then the said 10 
shillings is to be paid to my next eldest son in full 
for his right of primogeniture. I leave to my sons all 
my wearing apparell, both linen and woolen, also all 
silver and gold belonging to my body. All the rest of 
my estate, both real and personal, I leave to all my 
children equally. I make my eldest son Gerard, and 
my brother, William Beekman, and my brother-in-law, 
David Provoost, executors. The children which are 
under age to be educated and maintained out of my 
estate (names not given). My executors may sell all 
houses and lands. My wife's wearing apparell is to be 
valued and taken as a part of the 400 to be paid to 
her. 

Witnesses, Jeronimus Remsen, Johanes De Graef, 
Richard Kip. Proved, August 26, 1746. 



90 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Page 6. In the name of God, Amen. I, THOMAS 
CHILDS, of New York, vintner. I leave to ffiy wife 
Sarah, all my estate, real and personal, during her 
widowhood and no longer. I leave to my son John 5 
shillings to be paid by my executors ; I also leave to 
my son, John Childs, one half of all my estate after my 
wife's death or marriage. " My wife being now preg- 
nant of a child, which I trust is begotten of my body, 
such child if born alive and lives to come to the age of 
a man or woman, I give the remainder of my estate to 
such child." I make my wife and my son John ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated July 9, 1745. Witnesses, George Walker, 
Enoch Hunt. Proved, August 26, 1746. 

Page 8. In the name of God, Amen. I, PETER Nos- 
TRAND, of Jamaica, in Queens County, being sick. I 
leave to my wife Elizabeth my best bed and furniture, 
and a cupboard, and 3 pewter platters, and 6 plates. I 
leave to my eldest son Aram, 20 shillings above my 
other children. It is my will that all my estate be sold 
to best advantage, and after payment of debts all the 
rest to my wife and children, and if any of them die 
under age their share is to go to the survivors. I make 
my wife Elizabeth and my children, Aram, Jacob, 
and Peter, and Aras Remsen of Jamaica, and Andrew 
Skidmore of Hempstead, my loving brother, executors. 

Dated August 22, 1746. Witnesses, Amos Denton, 
Aaron Nostrand, Peter Nostrand. Proved before 
Adam Lawrence, Esq., September 13, 1746. 

Page 10. In the name of God, Amen, June 11, 
1746. I, JAMES COCK, of Oyster Bay, in Queens 
County, being very sick. I make my wife Deborah, 
and my brother, Daniel Cock, executors. I leave to 
my wife Deborah, ,100, and the use of my homestead 
while she remains my widow. "If she marries again 
she shall quit herself of all my estate, except the 
100." My executors are to divide all my estate 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 91 

among her children as they shall think most proper 
and convenient, and to see that all my debts are truly 
paid. (Children not named.) Mentions my brother 
Hezekiah Cock. 

Witnesses, Robert Heke, George Townsend, Isaiah 
Frost. Proved, September 24, 1746. 

Page 11. -"And I, the said THOMAS CARTER, con- 
sidering the uncertainty of life, I bequeath to my be- 
loved friend, Riner Burger, and George Dobbin all my 
estate, and I make Rinere Burger, sole executor." 

Dated September 2, 1745. Witnesses, Thomas 
Burnton, Thomas Willson. Proved, September 26, 
1746. 

Page 12. In the name of God, Amen, I, ANTHONY 
RUTGERS, of New York, brewer. My body is to be 
buried at the discretion of my wife Cornelia, I leave to 
my wife Cornelia, all my estate, real and personal, what- 
soever and wheresoever, so long as she remains my 
widow ; In case she marries I give her two negroes 
and .50 yearly for life. After her death or marriage, I 
give to the children of my son, Petrus Rutgers, deceased, 
1,000. I leave to my daughter Anake, wife of 
Charles Crooke, 1,000, of which 300 shall be put at 
interest for her son who is blind ; And I appoint his 
mother trustee of his portion. I leave to my daughter 
Catharine, wife of Abraham Lynsen, 1,000, of which 
300 is to be put at interest for her eldest daughter, 
by her former husband, Thomas Thong. I leave to 
my grand son Anthony, son of my son Anthony, de- 
ceased, all that my dwelling house, malt houses, and 
mills, with all buildings and improvements which are 
built and stand upon 8 lots of ground fronting Maiden 
Lane, in New York, according to the bounds in several 
deeds to me. And he is to pay to his 3 aunts, viz., 
Elsie, wife of Leonard Lispenard, Ann Rutgers, and 
Allettie, wife of Dirck Lefferts, 250 each, which I 
make a charge upon the said 8 lots. If he dies under 



92 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

age without issue, then the said 8 lots are to go to my 
3 daughters. I leave to my daughter in law Margaret, 
widow of my son Anthony, " a piece of fine shirting 
Holland." All the rest of my estate after the death of 
my wife is to go to my 3 daughters. My executors are 
to make partition of my estate that I hold in Common, 
and give deeds for the same, except the 8 lots above 
mentioned. "And lastly, as this will is written in 
haste. I do to avoid disputes as much as may be, I de- 
clare that none of the legacies are due before the death 
of my wife." I make my wife Cornelia and my 3 daugh- 
ters, executors. 

Dated August 2, 1746. Witnesses, John Rosevelt, 
Raphael Goelet, John Chambers. Proved, September 
17, 1746. 

Page 15. In the name of God, Amen. I, STEPHEN 
DE LANCEY, of New York, merchant, being weak in 
body but of sound mind. All debts are to be paid, 
and for that purpose I charge all my estate. All the 
rest of my estate, real and personal, I leave to my 
brothers and sisters, James, Peter, Oliver, Susannah 
Warren, and Anne Watts, as tenants in common, and 
I make them executors. 

Dated September 16, 1745. Witnesses, Francis 
Silvester, Matthew Woodford, Benjamin Nicoll. 
Proved, September 26, 1746. 

Page 16. In the name of God, Amen, August 30, 
1744. I, ELIAS PIPON, formerly of the Island of Jersey, 
and at present of New York, gentleman, being sick and 
weak. I leave to my son John .5, when he is of age. 
All the rest of my estate in Europe or America I 
leave to my four children, John, Jane, Mary, and Eliza- 
beth Pipon. I make my honored father in law, Mr. 
John Lafont, Hon. Lewis Morris, Jr., Esq., Edward 
Blagge, Esq., and Mr. Jeremiah Lattouche, executors. 

Witnesses, John Bleeker, Thanet Bisby, Nicholas 
Kortright. Proved, September 30, 1746. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 93 

Page 18. In the name of God, Amen. I, WILLIAM 
JACKSON, of the Precinct of Goshen, in Orange County, 
being sick and weak. All my movable estate is to be 
sold to pay debts. I leave to my wife Mary, 7 in cash 
yearly, to be paid by my sons, Michael, John, and Will- 
iam, while she remains my widow ; Also her bed with 
furniture, a case of drawers, the large brass kettle and 
a good milk cow to be kept on the farm for her use ; 
Also the use of ^ my dwelling house while she remains 
my widow ; "Also the benefit of a certain Tickett, taken 
out of the Lottery in her name, at New York, if it 
proves to be a Prize ;" Also a mulatto girl. I leave 
to rny son John all that certain lot of land called Sugar 
Loaf. I leave to my sons John and William all the 
farm I now live on and my dwelling house, barn, and 
saw mill, with all appurtenances. I leave to my 3 
sons, Michael, John, and William, all my other lands in 
the Patent of Waywaanda. I leave to my son Michael 
"my two best waggs," and to my sons John and Will- 
iam all the rest of my wearing apparell, and to all my 
sons the rest of my movable estate, and make them 
executors. 

Witnesses, Moses Horton, Timothy Carpenter, 
Richard Allison. Proved, October 9, 1746. 

Page 21. In the name of God, Amen, September 
13, 1746. I, HANOCK JACKSON, of Goshen, in Orange 
County, being sick. I give and bequeath to William 
Gelston all my lands and tenements in the Patent of 
Wawayanda, provided he pay to his sister, Jane 
Cowery, the sum of 10 and to his sister, Elizabeth 
Gelston, 17 10s, and to his brother, Hugh Gelston, 
17, 10s. I leave to Thomas Johnson, 5 shillings. To 
Thomas Gale, 5 shillings. To Thomas Smith, 10. I 
leave all the rest of my movable estate to Samuel Gel- 
ston, William Gelston, Elizabeth Gelston, and Hugh 
Gelston. I make Thomas Smith and David McCauly, 
of Orange County, executors. 

Witnesses, Henry Wasner, Jr., John Martin, William 



94 ABSTEACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Thompson. Proved, in New York, before Goldsbrow 
Banyer, October 17, 1746. 

Page 23. In the name of God, Amen, May 21, 
1745. I, HARME JOHNSON, of Hempstead in Queens 
County, yeoman, being aged and infirm. I leave to my 
beloved sister, Margaret Geatman, 40. To my friend, 
Hendrick Hendrickson, 5. To E,ev. Mr. Henry Goet- 
chus, now Preacher of the Gospel to the Dutch Church 
in Queens County, 10. To my brother, William John- 
son, 3, and one suit of my wearing apparell, my 
brother to have his first choice of my wearing apparell. 
To my loving cousins, Jacobus Petersen and John Geat- 
man, all the rest of my wearing apparell. To my cou- 
sin, Cornelius Fonaston, 25, and a silver spoon and my 
walking cane. To my cousin, Frederick Fonaston, 28. 
To my cousin Margaret, wife of Michael Dunning of 
Goshen, 25, and a silver spoon. To my cousin, Ly- 
nah Warterbee, wife of William Warte$)ee, 25, and a 
silver spoon. I also give to my 2 said cousins, 3 
pewter plates, that did belong to me, in the life time 
of my former wife. I leave to my friend, Mary Badle, 
daughter of Thomas Badle and Mary Badle, deceased, 
20, and a silver spoon and my best cupboard. To 
my friend, Cornelia Langdon, wife of William Langdon, 
and daughter of Thomas Badle and Mary his wife, now 
deceased, 20. To my friend whose maiden name was 
Abigail Forbes, daughter of William Forbes, of whom 
I am God father, 2 10s. To my friend whose maiden 
name was Mary Albertus, daughter of Arthur Alber- 
tus, of whom I am God father, 2 10s. To Mary 
Foster, daughter of John Foster of Flushing, 25. I 
give to any person for whom I stood as God father, and 
are related to me by blood, or to my former wife, or 
my present wife, the sum of 5 ; That is, whose names 
are entered in the Church book kept by the Dutch 
Church in Kings County, or Queens County. I leave 
to my cousin Cornelia, wife of Frederick Fonaston, one 
silver spoon. I leave to my wife, Liber Johnson, my best 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 95 

bed, and my best horse and saddle and bridle, and my 
case of drawers and my silver Tankard and 500, or the 
use of my homestead with houses, barns, and orchards, 
and also my lot of meadow lying in the farther east 
neck in the Town of Jamaica, during her life, and 300. 
If she demands her right of Dower she shall not have 
the sum I have given to her. My executors may sell 
all the rest of my personal estate, and from the pro- 
ceeds they are to pay to the children of Leffert Peter- 
son, of Flatbush, deceased, and the children of Peter 
Hoogwert of Staten Island, deceased ; The other ^ to 
the children of my sister-in-law Margaret Geatman. If 
my wife should relinquish all claim then my executors 
are to sell all lands, meadows, and rights of commonage 
to the best advantage, and out of the money they are to 
pay ^ to the children of Leffert Peterson and ^ to the 
children of Peter Hoogwert. I make my friends, Henry 
Hendrick, yeoman, Henry Harrison, cordwainer, both 
of Flatbush, and my loving cousin, Peter Lefferts, of 
Flatbush, executors. 

Witnesses, Abraham Montanye, Richard Everett. 

Codicil, April 28, 1746. Whereas I have left 40 
to my sister, Margaret Geatman, deceased, I order that 
the said 40 be divided among the children of Leffert 
Peterson, and the children of Peter Hoogwert, and the 
children of Jacob Peterson, my brother in law, and the 
children of my sister, Margaret Geatman. 

Witnesses, John Eldert, Jacob Boerum, Richard 
Smith. Proved, October 4, 1 746. 

Page 31. In the name of God, Amen, I, BERIAH 
DAYTON, of East Hampton, Suffolk County, being 
weak in body. I leave to my wife Jane the use of 
the south end of my now dwelling house, with a 
garden and the use of the well, so long as she re- 
mains my widow, and after her death or marriage to 
my son Jeremiah Dayton. I also give to my son 
Jeremiah all my land where I now dwell, lying at a 
place called Pantigo, with all the buildings and im- 



96 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

proveraents, subject to my wife's use as above ; Also 
all my close of land on the North west Plain, adjoin- 
ing to the laud of Thomas Talmage ; Also a piece of 
meadow at the Two mile Harbor, joining to the land I 
bought of David Gardiner; Also ^ of a piece in Ac- 
cabonack neck, that was laid out in the 10 acre Division 
of land in the Town of East Hampton; Also a piece 
of land near Stoney Hill, laid out in the 5 acre Divis- 
ion, w r ith the addition lying a little homeward of the 
Deep Hollow ; Also a piece of land lying near a place 
called Daniels Hole, w T hich was laid out in the 4 acre 
Division, with the addition lying near a place called 
Georgica Pines ; Also \ my Commonage west of Mon- 
tauk, and also \ my share on Montauk ; Also a piece 
of meadow at Napeage, adjoining to Nathan Dayton ; 
Also a piece of meadow at Little Northwest, adjoining 
to Seth Parsons ; Also all my grain, growing or in 
barn ; Also a bed, and my team tackling. I leave 
to my son, John Dayton, all the rest of my real estate. 
I leave to my son Beriah, and to my daughters, Rachel 
Diament, Martha Brown, Esther Brown and Maria 
Conkliug, each 5 shillings. I leave to my daughter, 
Jane Dayton, a feather bed, provided she lives in the 
house with my wife, while she is single ; Also a cow, 
which my son John is to keep for her; and my sons are 
to find her 4 loads of wood yearly, and 3 bushels of 
wheat and 2 bushels of corn yearly. And my 3 sons 
are to furnish her a horse to ride to meeting so long as 
she continues to live single. And she is to have 2 
chests and what is in them, and a round table and a 
woolen and linen spinning wheel, and a knotting reel, 
which she purchased with her labor, which she shall 
keep and not to be considered part of my estate. I 
leave to my wife one cow, which my son Jeremiah is to 
keep for her, so long as she continues my widow ; Also 
4 sheep and 2 beds with bolster and pillows, and cover- 
ing, and all other household goods. And my sons 
John and Jeremiah shall find her with firewood and all 
other things else, that may be for Honorable and com- 



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fortable subsistence in this world in sickness and in 
health, so long as she remains my widow. My wear- 
ing apparell is to be equally divided among my 3 sons. 
All the rest of my personal estate to my sous John and 
Jeremiah, for the purpose of paying all debts, and if 
anything remains it is to be paid to my daughter Jane. 
I make my sons John and Jeremiah, executors. 

Dated February 18, 1746. Witnesses, David Gar- 
diner, Elias Conkling, Eleazer Miller. Proved, Septem- 
ber 19, 1746, 

Page 34. In the name of God, Amen. April 13, in 
the Second year of King George, etc. (1716), I, WILL- 
IAM HAVENS, of Shelter Island, yeoman, am sick and 
weak in body but of sound mind. I leave to my 
mother, Elinor Terry, all my tract of 250 acres of land, 
situate on Shelter Island, with all the appurtenances, 
during her life, and after her decease, I leave the same 
to George Havens, Jonathan Havens, and John Havens, 
equally. I leave to my sister, Ruth Terry, one yoke of 
oxen, 2 cows, and 14 sheep, also 20. I leave to Con- 
tent Paine, Patience Loper, Desire Gardiner, and Abigail 
Havens, my sisters, .10 each to be paid equally by my 
said brothers, George, Jonathan, and John Havens. All 
the rest of my personal estate I leave to my brother, 
John Havens, and I make him executor. 

Witnesses, John Shaw, William Brown, John Parr, 
John Knowbridge. Proved before Brineley Silvester, 
Esq., August 7, 1 746. 

Page 37. In the name of God, Amen. I, WILLIAM 
JENNINGS, of the town of Southampton in Suffolk 
County, Gent., being not well in 'health. I leave to my 
wife Mary the use of all lands, tenements, meadows, 
buildings and Commonage, during her life or widow- 
hood ; Also one bed with the furniture. I leave to my 
son John Jennings my now dwelling house and lot, and 
orchard, and barn ; Also all my meadow on the east 
side of the highway, " commonly called ye Pitle " ; Also 



98 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

my lot and orchard that was my father's, and also a 
piece of meadow and upland " lying at the place called 
Conscience Point ; " And also a lot of meadow or 
sedge at Holmes Hill, on the east side of the highway, 
And all my piece of land and meadow at the end of 
Scallop pond, and also all my land lying on the west 
side of Cow Neck, and also all that part of the Inn 
meadow that I bought of Captain Scott ; Also a piece 
of meadow and the upland joining to it on the Island 
Neck, that was my father's ; Also ^ of all that land 
that fell to me in the last Great Eastern Division ; Also 
a lot of sedge meadow at the Thorn tree that was my 
father's. I leave to my son William iny whole lot of 
land and meadow at the place called Towd, on the east 
side of the highway ; And all my meadow on the east 
and west sides of the Fishing Cove, on the Wading 
place island ; And also all my land and meadow, at 
the place commonly called by the name of Towd Point 
neck ; Also 2 lots of sedge at the Thorn tree, No. 1 
and No. 2 ; Also my point of sedge at Little Nayack, 
and ^ of all the land that fell to me in the last Great 
Division. I leave to my son Thomas all my meadow, 
south of the Wading place island, east of the highway, 
which goes to Towd, And also all my land and 
meadow on the Island Neck, that lies south of iny 
brother Samuel Jenning's land and meadow; Also a lot 
of land on the west side of the road that goes to Cow 
Neck ; Also 1 lot and ^ of a lot of land at Jeffries 
creek in the little Neck ; And also my whole right of 
land called by the name of the Bridge, on Cow Neck ; 
Also my meadow at Holmes Hill cove, on the west 
side of the highway ; Also 1 lot and ^ of land lying at 
the west end of George Harris home lot ; And also one 
lot of sedge at the Thorn tree No. 3 ; Also one lot and 
of a lot of sedge and meadow at the Thorn tree, in 
the lot with Thomas Stephens ; Also 1 lot and ^ of a 
lot on the Island Neck ; Also ^ of all the land that fell 
to me in the last Great Division ; Also all the meadow 
that lies in the lot where his house stands. I leave to 



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t' 

my daughter Mary 1 cow. To my grand son Elnathan 
Hudson, .10, when of age. I leave to my 3 sons all my 
Commonage in the town of Southampton, and in the 
North Sea bounds. All the rest of my estate I leave 
to my son John, and I make him executor. 

Dated in Southampton, May 6, 1745. Witnesses, 
Joseph Howell, Abraham Fordham, John Mackie. 
Proved, August 27, 1746. 

[NOTE. William Jennings lived at North Sea, and his 
home lot is probably the homestead of late Jeremiah 
Reeve. " Conscience Point " is the Plymouth Rock of 
the town of Southampton, and is the place where the 
first settlers landed. It is on the west side of North 
Sea harbor. The " Great Eastern Divisions " are the 
Great North and South Divisions of woodland. The 
land left to his son William Jennings is probably the 
homestead of late Jared M. Jennings. W. S. P.] 

Page 40. In the name of God, Amen, I, ABIGAIL 
MOORE, of Southold, in Suffolk County, widow, being 
weak in body. I leave to my son, Benjamin Moore, 20 
shillings. To my son Nathan, one cow, and I also dis- 
charge him from all indebtedness to me. 1 leave to 
my son Israel all those lands which I purchased of 
Josiah Youngs and Noah Hallock, situate in Southold, 
with all appurtenances ; Also my iron traces or gears, 
and my fine grindstone, and wheat fan, and he is to 
maintain my daughter Abigail with meat, drink, and 
house room fitting and suitable for her for one year 
after my decease. I leave to my two sons, Israel and 
Micah, all those lands with the appurtenances that I 
purchased of my son Benjamin. I leave to my son 
Micah the chest that he now commonly uses, and a 
small Bible, a saw, a coarse grind stone, a desk, a fall- 
ing axe and all my Coopers tools, and he is to pay to 
my daughter Abigail 10, out of the money he owes to 
me. I leave to my daughter Hannah Cleveland, one 
short bed and bedstead, that stands in the east room 
of the house where I live, and a set of blue and white 



100 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 16. 

curtains, and a fire shovel, a pair of dog irons, " and an 
iron kettle holding about a peck," and 2 silver spoons. 
I leave to my daughter Rachel Conkling one short bed 
and bedstead, in the west room of my house, " and a 
large iron kettle containing about a barrel," and hand 
irons. 2 spoons, and iron pot. I leave to my daughter 
Abigail my bed and bedstead, now in the west room, 
and one set of pale blue curtains, and 4 pillows, 4 pair 
of sheets, a pair of tongs and a warming pan, and a 
pewter tankard, and 1 Dutch wheel. I leave to my 
grand daughter, Abigail Cleveland, the bed on which I 
commonly lie and an iron pot which I lately bought. 
I leave to my grand daughter, Mary Moore, a bed, etc. 
To my grand daughter Mehitabel, daughter of my son 
James, deceased, my trundle bed, etc. I leave to all 
my children my printed books. 

Dated April 9, 1740. I make James Horton and 
Israel Moore, executors. Witnesses, John Vail, Alsop 
Paine, Isaac Youngs. 

Codicil. Whereas, by the will of my husband, Ben- 
jamin Moore, my two sons, Israel and Micah, are to 
have, after my decease, a certain piece of land formerly 
belonging to Samuel Derby and Thomas Youngs, I 
direct it to be divided as follows : The dividing line 
to be the fence as it stands across the land from east to 
west, Israel to have the south part and Micah the 
north part. 

December 9, 1745. Witnesses, Joseph Youngs, Will- 
iam Moore, John Budd. Proved, July 21, 1746. 

Page 44. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOSEPH 
OSBUKN, JR., of East Hampton, yeoman, being in health 
of body. I leave to my wife Mary the use of the west 
room in my dwelling house with the chamber over it, 
and the west part of the lean-to adjoining, so long as 
she remains my widow ; Also 2 cows, and my house- 
hold goods, except a bed, which I give to my son 
Thomas. The other I leave to my daughter Mary 
Baker. I leave to my son Jeremiah, the home lot I 



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bought of Thomas Wheeler with the house thereon in 
which he now dwells with all the other buildings ; 
And | my close lying near Georgica, And \ of my 
close lying near Two mile Hollow, And ^ of my land 
laid out in the 10th Division, lying near Accabonack, 
And my meadow lying at North West, and my 
meadow lying at Napeage, And my close called the 
Sandy Hook close, and my close at the Northwest 
Plain, that I bought of John Wheeler, and my close in 
the Western Plain, adjoining to the land of Thomas 
Filer to the west, And 4 acres alotment of Com- 
monage, in this town, and ^ of a share on Montauk ; 
Also the use of my tan yard and bark mill, during his 
life. I leave to my son Thomas the land that I bought 
of Benjamin Osburn, with all the buildings, And my 
close adjoining partly to the land of Cornelius Conk- 
ling and partly to the land of Samuel Hedges, And a 
small piece of land lying between the Old stage and 
Hook Pond gut, And a piece of woodland lying in 
Amagansett woods, which I and my brother Daniel 
bought of Thomas Osborn, and one piece of land con- 
taining 50 acres, lying near Accabonack Springs, that I 
bought of Daniel Baker, And a piece of meadow 
with the swamp adjoining lying at Accabonack Great 
meadow ; Also 4 acres of Commonage in the town, and 
of a share on Montauk. I leave to my son Joseph, my 
home lot where I now live, with all the lands and mead- 
ows and rights not above given. And my sons Jere- 
miah and Joseph shall keep 2 cows for my wife and find 
her with all other things for her honorable and com- 
fortable subsistence in this world. I make my sons 
Jeremiah and Joseph executors. 

Dated April 26, 1739. Witnesses, Thomas Talmage, 
Thomas Talmage, Jr., John Davis. Proved, September 
19, 1746. 

Page 47. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
CONKLING, of East Hampton, in Suffolk County, yeo- 
man, being in perfect health. I leave all my movables 



102 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

to my children equally. I leave to my son John -fa 
of a share on Montauk. I leave to my son Elias 1 
acre of land, being part of my home lot, to begin at 
the lane which is to the east of the house he now 
dwells in, and to run from the lane along by the 
street 3 rods to the west of the house, and to run up 
from the street the same breadth so far as to make up 
1 acre, and running east to the lane aforesaid ; Also 
my close of 10 acres, which did formerly belong to 
Joshua Garlick, and commonly called "the Joshua 
Lot ; " And a close in the Eastern Plains, containing 8 
acres, adjoining John Stratton and Eliphalet Strat- 
ton, And y 1 -^ of a share at Montauk, And \ of my 
land laid out in the 10th Division, and \ of my 
meadow, and ^ of my Commonage, with all future 
divisions. I leave to my son Jonathan all the rest of 
my home lot, with all buildings ; Also my close at a 
place called the Springs and called the Spring close, 
And y 1 ^ of a share on Montauk, and \ my meadow 
and \ of my land laid out in the 16th Division, and 
my Commonage ; with the lands which shall be laid 
out to the same ; Also my share in the Horse mill. I 
make my son Elias executor. 

Dated January 23, 1739. Witnesses, Ephraim Bur- 
net, Ezekiel Hedges, John Davis. Proved, August 
23, 1746. 

Page 48. In the name of God, Amen, May 8, 1741. 
I, LEWIS DUBOIS, of Staten Island, blacksmith, being 
in good health. I make Rutger. Van Brunt, of New 
Utrecht, and John Granden, of Staten Island, execu- 
tors. I leave to my eldest son, Lewis Dubois, for his 
heirship, the smith tools he now works with, and no 
more, for what he has already had. I leave to my 
wife Catharine \ of the rest of my estate, during her 
widowhood and no longer. I leave to my sons 
Augustus and John the Plantation which I now dwell 
on, both land and meadow, the eastern part for Augus- 
tus and the west part for John. I leave to my son 



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Samuel, that Plantation which I bought of Daniel Still- 
well at the south side. My son Augustus shall pay to 
his sister Martha, 20, or to her heirs, that she has or 
will have, by Peter Porelie ; To be paid by him w r hen 
of age. He is also to pay to my daughter Mary, 40. 
My son John shall pay to my daughter Esther, 30. 
My son Samuel shall pay to my daughter Esther, 45 ; 
and to my daughter Margaret, 45. I order that my 
land and meadow which I have bought of George Per- 
sonet and Jacob Wright, with all the buildings, to be 
sold at vendue. And I leave all the rest of my estate 
to my last named 7 children. 

Witnesses, James Egbertse, Daniel Moreau, Henry 
La Tourette. Proved before Walter Dongan, Esq., 
October 1, 1746. 

Page 50. In the name of God, Amen. I, SINYA DE 
TORES, late of Jamaica in the West Indies, widow, 
being infirm and weak of body. I bequeath to the 
Treasurer of the Synagogue in New York, 5. " I 
direct that my body be decently buried according to 
the manner of the Jews." I leave to the Poor of the 
Synagogue of Kingston, in Jamaica, 5 ; and to the 
poor of my nation in New York, 5. I leave to my 
brother, Samuel De Selua, 5. I leave to my niece, 
Rebecca de Selua, daughter of my brother Samuel, one 
negro girl to the value of 15, to be purchased by my 
executors. I leave to my niece Rachel, daughter of 
my brother, Joshua De Selua, one negro girl to the 
value of 15, to be purchased by my executors. To 
my niece, Sinya de Selua, daughter of my brother 
Joshua, a negro girl. All the rest of nay estate, real 
and personal, I leave to my grand son, Moses Gomez, 
son of David Gomez, of New York, merchant. If he 
should die before coming of age (which God forbid) 
then to my son David Gomez. I make my son David, 
and my grand son Moses, executors. 

Dated February 16, 174f. Witnesses, David Gomez, 
Daniel Boutecou, Samuel Burling. Proved, Novem- 
ber 13, 1746. 



104 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Page 52. "And I, the said JOSEPH COMPTON, con- 
sidering the uncertainty of this transitory life." I 
leave to my brothers, John and Cornelius Compton, 
Jr., all my real estate. And all my personal estate to 
my sisters, Elizabeth, Mercy, Lucy, Sarah, Eebecca 
and Judah. I make William Smith and Cornelius 
Compton, Jr., executors. 

Witnesses, Nicholas De Forest, John Ryan, Frances 
Silvester. Proved, January 2, 174^. "This is written 
at the foot of a Letter of attorney, dated July 21, 
1746." 

Page 53. "And I, the said WILLIAM WEEKES, con- 
sidering," etc. I leave to my friend and brother, Jesse 
Weekes, all my share in any prizes which shall be taken 
by said Privateer during her said cruise, and all the 
rest of my estate. And I make him executor. 

Witnesses, James Sheeaks, Edward Bernet, Henry 
Mountford. Proved, December 24, 1746. 

Page 54. "And I, the said THOMAS FLOWER, con- 
sidering," etc. I leave to Gilbert Wessells, of New 
York, 6s. ; and I leave all the rest of my estate to 
Mary Flower and Ann Flower, and I make Gilbert 
Wessels executor. 

Witnesses, Samuel Roger, James Spencer. " Written 
at the foot of a Letter of attorney, dated November 
16, 1745." Proved, December 6, 1746. 

Page 54. In the name of God, Amen, July 2, 1741. 
I, GERRETT HYER, of New York, cooper, being weak 
in body. All my debts and funeral charges to be 
paid. " I leave to my wife Sarah, all my whole estate, 
Houses, lands, cattle and anything that I am now pos- 
sessed of." And if anything is left after my wife's 
decease it is my desire that it be sold, and equally 
divided among my children (not named). 

Witnesses, Isaac Twentyman, Henry Heder, Abel, 
Hardenbrook. Proved, December 1, 1746. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 105 

Page 56. In the name of God, Amen, March 9, 
173^. I, LAWRENCE DECKER, of Warwick, in Orange 
County, yeoman, being very sick. I leave to my wife 
Nelche the whole management of all my estate, real 
and personal, during her widowhood. I leave to my 
son Benjamin one 2 year old heifer, before any divi- 
sion. All the rest of my estate, real and personal, is 
to be divided among my children, Benjamin, Beliche, 
Susanah, Lawrence, Daniel, Elinore, Cornelius, David 
and Sarah. I make my friends, Joseph Terry and 
Richard Edsall, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Wright, Thomas De Kay, Daniel 
Brown. Proved in New York, before ' Goldsbrow 
Banyer, November 13, 1746. 

Page 58. In the name of God, Amen. December 
22, 1739. I, ANTHONY WRIGHT, of Staten Island, yeo- 
man, being in perfect health. I leave to my wife Eliza- 
beth ^ of my movable estate "and the little room 
wherein we now lye." I leave to my daughter, Tabitha 
Randall, 50. To my daughter, Judith" Wright, 30, 
to be paid 12 months after my son Anthony is of age. 
To my daughter, Elizabeth Wright, a negro girl, 
"Daphne." My two daughters, Zeborah and Mary, 
are to be maintained out of my estate till they are 18, 
and then my sons, Hezekiah and Anthony, shall pay to 
each of them 40. All the rest of my estate I leave 
to my sons Hezekiah and Anthony ; my son Hendrick 
is to retain the whole till my son Anthony is of age. 
I make Jacob Phitz Randall (Fitz Randolph) and 
Hezekiah Wright, executors. 

Witnesses, Barnet Slaght, Thomas Churchward, 
Andrew Wright. Proved, December 10, 1746. 

Page 60. " Know all men by these Presents, that I, 
ZEBULON WRIGHT, of Oyster Bay, in Queens County, 
yeoman, being this 9th day of November, 1746, very 
sick." I leave to my wife Cenest, of my estate, to be 
at her own disposal in the following manner: my 



106 ABSTEACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

household goods shall be praised by two judicious per- 
sons, and my wife is to have them towards her portion, 
and if they do not amount to her part, it is to be made 
up in money ; " And if they overgo, she shall have 
but her part." All the remainder is to be equally 
divided among my children, Ann, Elizabeth, Margaret 
and David. " And whereas I have reason to suppose 
that my wife is with child, it shall draw its equal 
part." Their parts are to be paid w r hen the daughters 
are 18, and the sons 21. I leave to my wife the use of 
the house and land that I hired of William Wright, 
for the remainder of the term. My wife and family 
are to be immediately provided for in provisions, out 
of my estate. "I desire my executors to give my 
children suitable schooling for their circumstances," to 
be paid out of their portions. I also empower my exec- 
utors to put out my son Daniel to some good trade, 
when he is of suitable age, and if my wife's child be a 
son, he is also to be put to a trade. I make my 
brother, Elijah Wright, and my brother-in-law, Charles 
Feak, and my friend, John Cock, executors. 

Witnesses, Medah Taylor, Sarah Sensy, Samuel 
Willis. Proved before Adam Lawrence, Esq., Decem- 
ber 6, 1746. 

Page 62. "And the said WILLIAM SIMMONS, con- 
sidering," etc. All the rest of my estate I bequeath to 
George Brewerton, and I make him executor. 

Witnesses, Abraham Sanders, Triamor Baldwin. 
Proved, February 11, I74f. 

Page 63. In the name of God, Amen, November 5, 
1746. I, WILLIAM PLNCKNEY, JE., of Eastchester, being 
sick and weak. I direct that an inventory be made of 
all my personal estate. I leave to my wife Sarah my 
negro man and ^ of all the rest of my movable estate. 
I leave to my honored father, William Pinckney, Sr., 
" ye choice of ten sheep out of my flocks." I leave to 
William Weedon, son of Thomas Weedon, the ten 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 1Q7 

sheep that I lent to Benjamin Brundage. I leave to my 
brother Israel all my wearing apparel, and also 3. 
I leave to his daughter Rachel 5 shillings, to be in 
full of all pretensions as heirs at law. I leave to my 
wife the use of my dwelling house and garden, and \ 
the rest of my lands during her widowhood. " If my 
said wife, Sarah, should prove to be with child, and be 
delivered of a living child in nine months after my de- 
cease, and such child should live to come to age, and 
marry and have issue, then it is my will and pleasure 
that such child should have all my lands." But if not, 
then I leave to my father, William Pinckney, the sole 
use of the other ^ of my lands and tenements, and after 
his decease my executors are " to fairly sell " all my 
lands, and my wife is to have 100. And of the re- 
mainder, I leave to Maiy, daughter of Philip Pinckney, 
20. To William, son of Thomas Pinckney, 10. To 
William Weed en, son of Thomas Weed en, 30. To my 
eldest sister Ithamar, wife of Joseph Conklin, 10 ; 
and the rest to my sisters, viz. : Ithamar, Jane Weed en 
(and her three children), Mary, wife of John Hunt, 
Sarah Purdy, and Jemima, wife of Israel Honeywell. 
And I make my trusty friends, John Burling and 
Thomas Pinkney, executors. 

Witnesses, James Morgan, Caleb Morgan, John 
Ward, Sr. Proved, January 24, 



Page 65. In the name of God, Amen, December 20, 
1732, I, EIDE VAN HUYSEN, of the out ward of New 
York, yeoman, being at this present time sickly and 
infirm. "And now to the settling of my temporal 
affairs." I leave to my grandson, Eide Day, son of 
Jacob Day, 15, and my best horse and saddle, and 
brass warming pan. I leave to my granddaughter, 
Anna Day, daughter of Jacob Day, 10. To my grand- 
daughter Mary, daughter of John Brevoort, " my whole 
double suit of second mourning crape, and one black 
silk whood." All the rest of my estate to my wife 
Anna, during her widowhood, giving her full power to 



108 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

sell my house and estate at Bloomingdale, in the out 
ward of New York, and my meadow on the west side 
of Hudson river ; and the money is to be put at in- 
terest for her, and after her decease to my grand- 
children, the children of Jacob Day, and my grand- 
daughter, Johana Brevoort, and my grandson, Johanes 
Kortright, son of Nicholas Kortright. I make my 
wife and my son-in-law, Jacob Day, and Christopher 
Bancker and Abraham Lefferts, executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Haynes, Edward Blagge, John 
Blagge. Proved, February 5, 174^. 

Page 67. In the name of God, Amen. I, ENOCH 
STEVENSON, of New York, being in perfect health. I 
leave to my wife Catharine all my jewels and all my 
household goods and negro slaves. All the rest of 
my estate, real and personal, I leave to my said wife, 
and to my children, Enoch, Catharine, Isabella, John, 
and Richard. My executors are to collect all my estate, 
and sell the house I bought of John Price, situate at 
Port Royal, in the Island of Jamaica ; Also the two 
lots I bought of David Jamison, situated in King 
street in New York, in the east ward. I make my wife 
Catharine, and my brother, Penington Stephenson, at 
present residing in England, and my friends, Peter 
Valette and Joseph Robinson, of New York, executors. 

Dated, February 8, 173-jj-. Witnesses, Gulian Ver 
Planck, Abraham van Home, Jr., William Heurtin. 
Proved, February 5, 174^. 

Page 69. In the name of Grod, Amen. I, BARENT 
BUSH, of New York, cooper, being sick and weak. My 
executors are to sell all real and personal estate. After 
payment of debts I leave all the rest to my wife Jef- 
fie, during her widowhood, the better to enable her to 
maintain herself and to educate and bring up our 
children. If she marries, she shall have , and all the 
rest to my children, Peter, Evert, Susanah and Jane. 
I make my wife and my friends Joshua Bishop and 
Francis Silvester, executors. 



ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 1Q9 

Dated January 25, 1744. Witnesses, John Peterson, 
Abraham Lockye, William Williamson. Proved, 
February 11, 



Page 71. In the name of God, Amen. I, CORNELIUS 

O ' ' 

VAN SYCE, of New York, carpenter, being very sick. 
I leave to my son Cornelius, 6 shillings. And all the 
rest of my estate I leave to my dear and well beloved 
wife Catharine, during her life, with full power to sell. 
After her death, I leave to the children of my son, 
Joost Van Syce, ^ to my son Simon, and ^ to the chil- 
dren of my son Cornelius. I make my wife and my 
son Simon, executors. 

Dated October 29, 1731. Witnesses, Del. Dyke, H. 
De Myer, Francis Beninge. Proved, February 9, 1744. 
The widow was then dead. 

Page 73. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOSIAII 
HUNT, of the Borrough Town of Westchester, yeoman, 
being far advanced in years. All my just debts and 
funeral charges are to be paid by my executors. I 
leave to my sons Jacob and Caleb, each 10. To my 
son Solomon, 50. To my daughter Tabitha Hunt, 
200. I leave to my son Jacob all those my lands ad- 
joining to nay homestead or Grove Farm, whereon I 
now dwell, which said lands I purchased from the Trus- 
tees of Westchester, with some other Divisions, con- 
taining about 60 acres, situate on Frogs Neck, as the 
same is bounded and lying between the said Grove 
Farm, and the land of Thomas Baxter, John Hunt, and 
the highway from Westchester to the Ferry. And he 
is to pay to my executors, for the use of my 4 daughters, 
Rachel Fowler, Rebecca Pell, Lydia Briggs and Tabitha 
Hunt, 50. I leave to my executors, 5 each ; and 
they are to sell to the best advantage all my other 
lands on Frogs Neck. I leave to my 4 daughters all 
the rest of my movable estate and the money from the 
sale of the lands. I leave to my son Jacob a 25 right 
in the Commons of Westchester. I make my son in 



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law, Walter Briggs, and my friend, Anthony Bartow, 
executors. 

Dated October 31, 1743. Witnesses, Edward 
Stevenson, Basil Bartow, Duncan Reed, John Bartow. 
Proved before Israel Honeywell, Esq., February 14, 
174f 

Page 75. (Written in the Dutch Language.) In 
den Namen des Heeren, Amen. Know all men by 
these Presents that on the 21 day of February, 173|, 
I, CORNELIA SWYTS, widow of Cornelius Swyts, of the 
Town of Rochester, in Ulster County. I leave to my 
niece, Janake Wynkoop, my Great Looking glass, and 
large table. To my niece, Catharine Duytser, and to 
Margaret Oothout, my clothing. Legacy to her sister, 
Rachel Bogardus. To my friend, Arientie Hard en- 
brook, a cupboard. To my niece, Barbarie Toffer, my 
bed pan. I make my cousin, Egbert De Milt, executor, 
and my niece, Barbarie Toffer. 

Witnesses, Maria Hoornbeck, Annettie Hoornbeck, 
Cornelius Hoornbeck. Proved, in Ulster County, be- 
fore John Crooke, Esq., June 3, 1746. 

Page 78. In the name of God, Amen. I, NATH- 
ANIEL BRITTON, of Staten Island, being in perfect health 
of body, " but now resolved, with God's assistance, to 
adventure on the present expedition against Kenede 
(Canada) now in the possession of the French." I 
leave to my wife Frances nay house and lot in Rich- 
mond County, for the support of my family ; Also 2 
lots of land in Somerset County, in the Jerseys, and my 
negro wench and all movable estate, and I make her 
executor. 

Witnesses, James Egbertse, Benjamin Britton, John 
McCawl. Proved, February 24, I74f 

Page 79. In the name of God, Amen. I, AARON 
SMITH, of Smithtowu, in Suffolk County, yeoman, being 
sick. I leave to my wife Soviah, % of all my movable 



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estate, and the use of iny dwelling house till my son 
Aaron is of age ; and after that the choice of any 
rooms in my house, without molestation, and the use 
of my lands, except as herein reserved ; Also my negro 
girl. I leave to my oldest son, Othniel, 100 acres of 
land adjoining to his dwelling house and to come 
down to the channel of the river, bounded north by 
the land of Job Smith, south by a line running due 
east from a small walnut tree standing on the brow of 
the hill near my dwelling house, into the river, and 
a path leading from said walnut tree by the barn to 
the lane, so as to make the tract contain 100 acres; 
Also 4 acres of Thatch on the east side of the river, 
with a small thatch yard thereto belonging, with the 
privilege of cutting 2 loads of hay yearly in my share 
of fresh meadow, adjoining to Daniel Smith's ; " I also 
give him the privilege of what cyder and apples he 
needs, out of my orchard for six years." I leave to my 
son Sands Smith, when of age, 14 acres of laud 
bounded south by Platt Smith's lands, east by Joshua 
and Daniel Smith ; Also a 14 acre lot with a share of 
salt meadow adjoining to my other land and the lands 
of Platt Smith ; Also a lot on Ranconkomy Plain ; Also 
a certain lot of land known by the name of the Hay 
Hollow lot, bounded north by Jonathan Smith, south 
by Edmund Smith ; Also a share of thatch near the 
beach, at the head of Stony Brook harbor. I leave to 
my son Jesse Smith, when of age, a lot of land lately 
purchased of Ezekiel Smith, adjoining the land of 
Israel Smith ; Also 2 shares of thatch in Stony 
Brook harbor, with the privilege of cutting 2 loads of 
hay yearly, and my share of the Fresh meadow^ adjoin- 
ing to Joshua Smith, and Daniel Smith, on the west 
side of Nissequogue river. I leave to my sons Abner 
and Aaron all my lands and meadows lying between 
the land I have given to my son Othniel, and the land 
of Ebenezer Smith, to be divided by a line running 
from the highway leading to the meadow into the 
river; Also 6 acres of land lying between the two 



112 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 16. 

roads leading to the river head. And my son Aaron 
is to have that part adjoining to my son Othniel, with 
my dwelling house and Orchard. I leave to my sons 
Abner and Aaron all the rest of my share of the 
Fresh meadows, adjoining to Joshua and Daniel Smith. 
I leave to my daughters Sarah and Soviah, each a negro 
girl when of age. I make my wife and my son Oth- 
niel, executors. 

August 3, 1745. Witnesses, Joseph Smith, John 
Ferguson, Arthur Buchanan. Proved, February 19, 
I74f 

Page 82. In the name of God, Amen, July 14, 
1746. I, THOMAS HAIGHT, of the Town of Rye, in 
Westchester County, yeoman, being sick. I leave to 
my eldest son, James, of all lands, houses, and gar- 
dens, when he is of age. I leave the other ^ to my son 
Thomas, when of age. If either should die, then his 
share is to go to the survivor. If both die, then all 
the estate is to go to my sister Hannah Haight. I 
make my brother, Daniel Haight, Jr., of Rye, and Caleb 
Horton, of White Plains, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Lloyd, Jonathan Haight, John 
Hill. Proved before Samuel Purdy, Esq., August 9, 
1746. 

Page 84. In the name of God, Amen, February 
13, 174|. I, MARY FOSTER, of Flushing, in Queens 
County, single woman, being sick. I leave to my 
mother, Eunice Foster, now wife of John Foster, of 
Flushing^ a negro woman and her child, during her 
life and then to Mrs. Rachel McNulty. I make my 
friend Samuel Bolden, executor. (No other legacies 
mentioned.} 

Witnesses, Anne Borden, John Morehead, John 
Jones. Proved, February 4, 174^. 



Page 86. In the name of God, Amen, January 26, 
1738. I, JEREMIAH REDDIN, of New York, " Joyner" 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. H3 

I leave all my goods and estate to my father-in-law, 
Thomas Behenna, and I make him executor. 

Witnesses, John Killmaster, William Dobbs, Sarah 
Case. Proved in New York, April 3, 1744, before 
George Joseph Moore, since deceased, and confirmed, 
March 18, 1746. 

Page 88. (Written in Dutch language.) In the 
name des Heere, Amen. I, IAN KIP, being sick on my 
bed. All my estate, real and personal, I leave to my 
wife, Elizabeth Kip, during her life and then to my 
children, Hendrick, Matthew, Barent, Antie, Baptist 
and Jacob. 

Dated January 29, 17 1$. Witnesses, Leonard 
Lewis, John Van de Bogart, Francois Van de Bogart. 
Proved, in New York, August 7, 1747. 

Page 89. In the name of God, Amen. I, RICHARD 
STILLWELL, of Shrewsbury, in the County of Mon- 
mouth in East New Jersey, merchant, being somewhat 
indisposed in body. I leave to my wife Mercy all my 
real and personal estate that I have, both in New 
Jersey and New York, during her widowhood, also 
200 in lieu of dower. I leave to my eldest son 
Richard, 100. To my eldest daughter Mary, 250 
and a negro girl. I leave to my daughter Deborah 
Smith, 5 shillings and a negro girl. To my daughter 
Catharine, 250 and a negro girl. To my daughter 
Ame, 200. To my son Samuel, 100. The reason 
why I have not given more to my eldest son, and to 
my daughter Deborah, and to my son Samuel, is be- 
cause I have already provided for them. I leave to 
my daughter Elizabeth and to my youngest daughter 
Lydia, each 200. After the death or marriage of my 
wife, all my estate is to be sold by my executors, and 
the proceeds of the sale, and the rest of my personal 
estate is to be paid to all my children, except my eldest 
son Richard, for whom I have already provided. I 
leave to my grandchildren, Richard and John, the 



114 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

children of my son fechard, 50 each. I make my 
wife Mercy and my brother-in-law, John Reed, and my 
cousin, Richard Stillwell, of Staten Island, and Joseph 
Stillwell, of Middletown, executors. 

Dated November 17, 1742. Witnesses, John Reid, 
James Daniel Seabrook. Proved, March 31, 1747. 

Page 91. In the name of God, Amen. I, ISAAC Du 
Bois, of New York, Physician, being at present sick. 
I leave to my wife Margaret ^ of all my estate, real 
and personal, to her and her kin and assigns forever. 
The other | to my children Gualtherus and Helena, 
" and to such other child of which my wife is now 
pregnant," my executors have power to sell all estate. 
I make my wife and my brother, Gualtherus Du Bois, 
executors. 

Dated August 21, 1745. Witnesses, David Van 
Home, Samuel Van Home, Simon Johnson. Proved, 
April 4, 1747. 

[Note added states that on December 12, 1757, Gual- 
therus Du Bois, the surviving executor, was sworn.] 

Page 94. In the name of God, Amen, I, HENDRICK 
WYNKOOP, of Flatbush, in Kings County, yeoman, be- 
ing sick. I leave to my executors a certain lot of wood- 
land lying in the Hills, within the town of Newtown, 
containing 15 acres. Also a piece of land in New Lots 
in Flatbush, being partly cleared and partly woodland, 
being 6 acres, bounded south and west by meadows, 
north and east by Arthur Murphy ; And they are to 
sell the same to pay debts. I leave to my wife Antie, 
the rest of my estate, real and personal, during her 
widowhood, but if she marries she shall have 140. I 
leave to my son Hendrick, a horse, saddle, and bridle, a 
pair of pistols and my sword. I leave to my son John, 
a horse, saddle, and bridle and a gun. I leave to my 2 
sons all my lands and tenements in Kings County, 
except as above, and they are to pay to my daughters, 
Fanitie and Gertrude, each 100, when of age. I 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. H5 

bequeath to each of my said daughters, " a good set- 
ting out to housekeep, when they marry." I make my 
brother, Nicholas Wyckoff, and my brother-in-law, 
Hendrick Eldert, and my loving friend, Hem Remsen, 
executors. 

Dated October 31, 1746. Witnesses, Arthur Mur- 
phy, Alexander Blom, Benjamin Hinchman. Proved, 
April 30, 1747. 

Page 96. In the name of God, Amen. I, JAMES 
FERRIS, of Westchester, yeoman, I leave to my eldest 
son, James Ferris, all my lands, houses, messuages, and 
improvements, and my privilege of Commonage, Pro- 
vided he faithfully comply with the conditions hereafter 
mentioned. I leave to my wife Ann, a negro wench, 
and a good feather bed, with curtains and furniture, 
also the great looking glass, and 6 silver spoons, and a 
silver tumbler, also my pacing bay mare and all linen 
and household goods. My wife and my 4 daughters, 
Martha, Mercy, Elizabeth, and Anne, shall have the 
use of the west half of my dwelling house and garden, 
and the privilege of my yard and well for raising 
poultry, so long as they remain unmarried ; And they 
shall have out of my orchard as many apples for eating 
and for cider, as they need. I leave to my daughter 
Martha, 100 and a bed. To my daughter Mercy, 
100 and a bed. To my son Benjamin, 250, when of 
age. To my daughter Elizabeth, 60, when 18. To 
my son John, 250, when 21. To my daughter Anne, 
50. To my daughters Mercy and Martha, all the 
linnen they claim as theirs. I leave to my daughter 
Mary, wife of Caleb Pell, 5 shillings, as I have already 
provided for her. I leave to my son James all horses 
and cattle and farming utensils, and he is to provide 
for my -wife 15 pounds of good wool, and 40 pounds of 
good swingled flax, yearly, and beef and pork, and her 
firewood, always ready at the door ; Also the milk. 
[ make Theodosius Bartow, John Bartow, and Basil 
Bartow, executors. 

Dated August 16, 1746. Witnesses, Barton Nath- 



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aniel Lawrence, Theodosius Bartow. Proved before 
Israel Honeywell, Esq., April 14, 1747. 

Page 99. In the name of God, Amen, March 5, 
1747, 1, SIMON DE HART, of Brookland, in Kings County, 
yeoman, being very sick. I leave all my estate to my 
wife Coty, for the maintaining of herself and children, 
while she remains my widow. After her death or 
marriage all my estate is to be divided into 3 parts, be- 
tween my wife and my children, Simon and my daugh- 
ter Geesie, except 1 silver tankard, which I give to my 
son Simon. And after he is of age he is to have all 
my real estate, and he is to pay 300 to my wife and 
daughter. I make my father in law, Rulof Schenck, 
and my brother in law, Peter Cortelyou, and my brother 
in law, Johanes Bergen, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Barre, Dirck Bergen, Andries 
Zitfer. Proved, May 9, 1747. 

Page 101. In the name of God, Amen, I, THOMAS 
SCURLOCK, of New York, vintner. I leave to my sister, 
Mary Harley, late Mary Scurlock, of Dublin, in Ireland, 
100. All the rest I leave to my wife Eve, and make 
her executor. 

Dated March 21, 1747. Witnesses, Thomas Vater, 
Abraham Bargeau, John Kelly. Proved, May 14, 
1747. 

Page 102. In the name of God, Amen, July 24, 
1746. I, GERRITT J. LANSLXGH, of the Manor of Rens- 
selaerwyck, in the County of Albany, cordwainer, being 
sick. I give and bequeath to my son, whom I order shall 
be baptized Gerritt, 20 shillings in full bar of all claim 
as eldest son and heir at law, otherwise than what is 
herein given to him. I leave to my wife Elizabeth, all 
my estate for her maintainance and that of my three 
daughters, so long as she remains my widow, but she 
is not to have any power to sell. I leave to my two 
daughters, Helena and Catharine, all furniture, mov- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. H7 

ables and apparell, both linnen and woolen, which be- 
longed to my first wife Eytie, when they are 18. After 
my wife's death or marriage, then all my estate to my 
3 daughters. I make my brother, Hendrick Lansingh, 
" of the Boght, in the Manor of Rensselaerwyck," and 
my brother in law, Abraham Van Arnem, of the same 
place, executors. 

Witnesses, Hendrick Lansingh, Abraham Van 
Arnem, James Steinhouse. Proved, April 8, 1747. 

Page 104. In the name of God, Amen, May 2, 1715. 
I, TOBIAS STOUTENBERG, of New York, being in good 
health. I leave to my eldest son, Peter Stoutenbergh, 
in preference to all other gifts, 10. I leave to each 
of my children that shall be unmarried at the time of 
my death, .50, in consideration of the portion I have 
given to my children that are married. All the rest 
of my estate I leave to my dear and loving wife 
Antie, during her life, but if she happens to marry 
then I only give her during her life the use and income 
of my Great House I now live in, and all the rest to 
my children, Peter, John, Luke, Jacob, Tobias and Eve. 
1 make my wife Antie and my son John, executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Right, Victor Hyer, Frederick 
Sebering. Proved, December 29, 1716, before Henry 
Wileman, Esq., appointed by Governor Robert Hun- 
ter, and approved and confirmed by Governor George 
Clinton, and as both of the executors were then 
dead, having left part of the estate unsettled, Letters 
of administration were granted to Jacobus Stouten- 
burgh, of Duchess County, and Tobias Stoutenburgh 
of New York, goldsmith, next of kin to Tobias 
Stoutenburgh, October 4, 1744. 

[NOTE. Tobias Stoutenburgh owned a large lot and 
garden and orchard on Broadway. Liberty street 
runs through it. His " Great House " stood on this 
lot. W. S. P.] 

Page 107. In the name of God, Amen. I, NATHAN 
HILDRETH, of Southampton, in Suffolk County, farmer. 



113 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

I leave to my wife the use of ^ my lands and meadows 
during her life, and the east end of my house and \ 
my barn, with the use of the well, and \ my movable 
estate. I leave to my son John, \ my house, and the 
use of my weaving shop, and 10 acres of land in my 
home lot adjoining to the Common land on the north, 
and east to the land of my son Daniel, and the front 
is to come as far west as to take in a pair of bars that 
go through the thorn hedge, or about the middle of 
the lot and so running south till it makes 10 acres ; 
Also \ of my land in the Great North and South 
Divisions. My two daughters, Sarah and Abigail, shall 
have liberty to dwell in that part of my house which 
I have given to my son John, until they are married, 
and also land for a garden at the northwest corner of 
my lot, beginning at the corner near the shop, at a 
cherry tree, and to run south, and it is to be '3 poles 
wide east and west, and 5 poles wide north and 
south. I leave to my daughter Hannah, 5 shillings. 
All the rest of my movable estate to my 6 children, 
Sarah, John, Manassah, Joseph, Benjamin and Abigail. 
All the rest of my houses and lands I leave to my 
son Daniel. I make my wife and son Daniel exec- 
utors. 

Dated September 13, 1745. Witnesses, Theophilus 
Howell, David Halsey, Abram Halsey. Proved, July 
23, 1746. 

[NOTE. The homestead of Nathan Hildreth was 
Seven Ponds, and included the homestead of the late 
Daniel Hildreth, and land to the west. W. S. P.] 

Page 109. In the name of God, Amen. I, JACOB 
AULDRIDGE, of Southold, in Suffolk County, yeoman, 
being sick. I leave to my wife Bethiah, the use and 
improvement of all my estate, during her widowhood. 
And she has full power to dispose of all movable 
estate among my children, as she shall see fit, but if 
she marries she shall have ^ of the movables. I leave 
to my sons, Peter, Gershom, Jacob, Daniel, and Stephen, 



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all my houses and lands and buildings, and they are to 
allow my wife the use of them as above. I make my 
wife Rebecca, and my son Gershom, executore. 

Dated October 21, 1746. Witnesses, Timothy 
Allen, David Gardiner, Daniel Wells. Proved, 
November 10, 1749. 

[NOTE. This name is now spelled " Aldridge," and 
the family has many representatives in Suffolk 
County. W. S. P.] 

Page 111. In the name of God, Amen, March 15, 
1742. I, DANIEL TURNER, of the Borroughtown of 
Westchester, yeoman, being weak in body. My exec- 
utors are to pay all debts. I leave to my sister, 
Mercy Smith, 82, which is to be paid by the assign- 
ment of a bond due to me from David Hunt for 52, 
and from Jasper Drake and Edward Fowler for 
21.88., and from William Ferguson and David Conk- 
lin, of Bedford, for 10. In case I leave no child, I 
bequeath to Caleb Horton, the son of my sister' 
Martha, 80, when he is of age. If he dies, then to 
the children of my sister Rebecca, except those which 
are herein provided for. If I leave no child, then 
I leave to my wife Phebe all the rest of my movable 
estate, but if I leave a child, then my wife is to bring 
it up till of age, " and to keep it at school, so as to give 
it a usefull and sufficient learning." And then if it 
shall be willing to live with her, she shall have the 
use of one half the estate. In case my sister, Mercy 
Smith, shall become so poor as to need assistance, she 
is to be provided with maintainance. If I leave no 
child, my wife shall have the use of all lands, houses, 
and Commonage during her widowhood. If I leave 
no child, then I bequeath all my estate to Joseph and 
Eleazer Gedney, and they are to provide for my sister 
Mercy. I make my wife Phebe, and my two brothers- 
in-law, John Viel and Eleazer Gedney, and my friend, 
David Quimby, executors. 

Witnesses, Phebe Honeywell, Gilbert Honeywell, 



120 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Theodoras Bartow. Proved, before Israel Honeywell, 
Esq., March 18, 1746. 

Page 113. In the name of God, Amen, September 
15, 1746. I, GILBERT FOWLER, of Mamaroneck in West- 
chester County, being very sick. I leave to iny brother, 
Joseph Fowler, <10, and to his eldest son, 40. All 
the rest of my movable estate to the youngest son of 
my brother Henry, and to the son of my brother, Henry 
Griffin. To William Burton's son John I give all my 
land joining to William Burton, it being 20 acres. I 
leave to Gilbert Budd, son of Underhill Budd, my land 
by John Griffin's. I leave to Mary Barker, my niece, 
and to my brother Henry Fowler my house, and to 
William Barker and Henry Griffin my clothes. 

Witnesses, James , Mark Giffin, Trustrum Sole. 

Proved, March 27, 1747. There being no executors, 
Letters of administration are granted to Henry Giffin, 
in right of his wife Anne, formerly Anne Fowler, sister 
of Gilbert Fowler. 

Page 1 15. " I, JOHN GREACEM, of Mosketo Cove in 
Queens County, April 19, 1747, being sick." All my 
estate is to be sold by my executors to the best ad- 
vantage and all debts paid. I leave to my friend, Will- 
iam Greene, 5, and my silver shoe buckles. And all 
the remainder of my estate to my loving friends Joseph 
Coles, and his sons Joseph and Caleb. I make William 
Greene and Joseph Coles, Jr., executors. 

Witnesses, Dirck Albertson, Coles Mudge, Thomas 
Cleman. Proved, April 29, 1747. 

PAGE 117. In the name of God, Amen, April 4, 
1747. I, HENRY DISBROW, of Mamaroneck in Westches- 
ter County, yeoman, being sick. I leave to my wife 
Hannah, the use of all houses and lands and meadows, 
to enable her to bring up the children. I leave to my 
daughters, Mar} 7 , Deborah, Elizabeth, and Margaret, 
when of age, a part of my movables. I leave to my 



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son Henry, a piece of land, beginning at the west end 
of my stone fence between Dr. Moore and me, and 
running from thence to the east corner of my orchard, 
that I bought of Eli Nelson, and from thence to a 
white oak tree, and from thence to the upper end of 
the orchard, and from thence to a button wood tree 
that Eleazer Gedney set as a bound, and from thence 
to the place of beginning ; I also leave to him a horse, 
and my sword and cane. All the rest of my home lot 
I leave to my son Benjamin, reserving one room to my 
wife. My upper lot I give to my son, Joseph Disbrow, 
and he is to pay to my son Josiah 30 when of age. As 
for my lands at Shopequa (Chapaqua), I leave ^ to 
my son Josiah, and the rest to Henry, Joseph, and Ben- 
jamin. I leave all my salt meadows to my sons. I make 
my brother-in-law, William Baker, and my cousin, 
Henry Giffin, executors. 

Witnesses, Obadiah Palmer, Mary Griffin. Proved 
before Samuel Purdy, Esq., April 7, 1747. 

Page 118. In the name of God, Amen. I, RACHEL 
SMITH, of Jamaica in Queens County, single woman, 
being sick. I leave to my cousin, Thomas Read, of 
Jamaica, one bond from John Ludlam for 14, 16s, 
6d.; Also my bed and furniture and one half dozen 
homespun shirts. I leave to my sister Hannah, wife of 
George Woolsey, of Hopewell, 20, also my new hood. 
To my sister Keziah, wife of Jasper Smith, 10. To 
my cousin, Margaret Pierson, wife of Rev. Mr. John 
Pierson, of Wood bridge, New Jersey, 10, when of age. 
If she dies, then it is to go to rny cousin, Judith Pier- 
son. I leave to my Aunt Hannah, wife of Samuel 
Smith, of Jamaica, my silver tea-spoons, and all my 
china and my velvet hood. To my cousin, Samuel 
Smith, Jr., my gold sleeve buttons, and to the wife of 
said Samuel Smith, three aprons. To Patience, wife 
of Nehemiah Smith, Jr., a green quilt. To my execu- 
tors 3, to be paid to the Deacons or Elders of the 
Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, for the support of a 



122 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 16. 

standing ministry. All the rest of my money and lands 
to my cousin, Hannah Pierson, daughter of Rev. Mr. 
John Pierson, and my cousin, Sibyl Freeman, daughter 
of Henry Freeman, of Woodbridge. All the rest of iny 
estate to my sisters, Hannah Woolsey, Judith Pierson, 
and Keziah Smith. I make my cousin, Thomas Read, 
executor. 

Dated December 26, 1743. Witnesses, Samuel Smith, 
Nehemiah Smith, Samuel Smith, Jr. Proved, April 
16, 1747. 

Page 121. In the name of God, Amen. I, SIMON 
BOGART, of Richmond County, yeoman, being well in 
health, I leave to my eldest son Simon, my big guns, 
sword, and a horse and saddle for his birth right as 
heir at law. I leave to my wife Mary the feather 
bed that I lie on, with all the furniture, and likewise 
the cupboard that she brought into my estate, and 
all her clothing, and all the goods in said cupboard. 
Also 2 iron pots, 2 pewter platters, 6 pewter plates, 
her side saddle, and little wheel I leave to my 
youngest son, Isaac, a negro boy, and my silver 
tankard, and 2 silver spoons, and a sorrel horse. I 
leave to my daughter, Elizabeth, all my Dutch books, 
and a feather bed, and a cupboard and a little wheel. 
To my daughter, Sarah, a cupboard and a bed. To 
my daughter-in-law (step daughter) Catharine Winant, 
1 bed and furniture, which her mother brought unto 
me. My executors are to sell all my lands and 
meadows upon Staten Island, lying between the land 
of William Johnson and the land of Nathaniel Johnson, 
And all my salt meadow lying on the north side of the 
Fresh Kills, as by deed from Tunis Bogart ; Also 
my horses and buildings on said lands. Out of the 
proceeds they are to build a convenient house for 
my wife. And all the rest of the money, and the 
money in the hands of my brother, Tunis Bogart, on 
Long Island, shall be paid to my wife and children, 
Simon, Gilbert, Jane, wife of William Ferine, Eliza- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 123 

beth, and Sarah. If my son Gilbert should not re- 
turn, his part is to go to my son Isaac. I make my 
friends, Paul Mishsho (Micheau) and Abraham Cole, 
executors. 

Dated January 23, 174^. Witnesses, Barent Sleght, 
James Cole, John Woglum. Proved, April 8, 1747. 

Page 123. In the name of God, Amen, March 14, 
174^. I, MARY TUTIIILL, widow, and executor of 
Jonathan Tuthill of the Precinct of Goshen, in Orange 
County. I direct that all debts be paid. I leave to 
my son William " a roan horse, called Tin ware," and 
all the cattle and sheep belonging to me on the farm, 
and the best feather bed, and $ the crops now in the 
ground. I leave to Solomon Tuthill my pacing 
mare and a bed with linsey woolsey ticking ; Also 
of a bond for 6 due from Benjamin Harlow, Jr. I 
leave to Thomas Tuthill my great iron pot and a bed. 
To John Tuthill, a black horse. All the rest of my 
movables are to be sold, and the money paid to my 3 
younger sons. I make James Tuthill executor. 

Witnesses, Abigail Horton, Patrick Mullen, Alex- 
ander Smith. Proved, May 8, 1747. 

Page 124. In the name of God, Amen. I, ABRA- 
HAM SANTFORD, of New York, merchant, being of sound 
mind, I order that my executors punctually observe 
and keep and cause to be performed all the covenants 
and agreement, I am bound unto in certain articles 
or ante nuptial contract, made between myself and 
my present wife Lydia Sandford ; I also leave her a 
decent suit of mourning, and a negro girl ; I also 
leave to my wife the use of all the house and tene- 
ment wherein we dwell, during her life. My execu- 
tors, immediately after my decease, are to enter upon 
and take possession of all my houses and lands, and all 
my estate (except as above), and sell the same to the 
best advantage. Of the proceeds, they are to pay ^ 
to my granddaughter Helena, wife of Theodorus Van 



124 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Dyke, and daughter of mv son Cornelius Santford, 
and to my son-in-law William Bradford, Jr., and 
Sytie, his wife, my daughter, and to my daughter 
Anne Maria, wife of Dirck Schuyler. I make my sons- 
in-law, William Bradford, Jr., and Dirck Schuyler, exec- 
utors. 

Dated August 3, 1742. Witnesses, James Buvelet, 
William Goodday, Daniel Shatford. Proved, May 19, 
1747. The executors having resigned, Letters of ad- 
ministration are granted to the widow, Lydia Sant- 
ford. 

Page 126. In the name of God, Amen, March 23, 
1 746. I, THOMAS HULSE, Jr., of Brookhaven, in Suffolk 
County, yeoman, being sick. All my debts are to be 
paid by my wife Ruth, and I leave to her all household 
goods and movable estate except as herein excepted. 
I leave to my eldest son Thomas, all my houses, lands, 
and tenements, And 1 cow and 6 sheep and all my 
wearing apparell, and all those things that did belong 
to his sister, Abigail Hulse, deceased. My executors 
are to have the care and education of my son' during his 
minority, and my wife is to have the use of all houses 
and lands till he is of age, and my son is to be put out 
to learn a trade when he is 15 years of age. I make 
my wife Ruth executor, and my dear friend Benjamin 
Brewster, overseer, "requesting him in the name of 
God to see all things in this will performed." 

Witnesses, James Corwin, Jonathan Hulse, Arthur 
Buchanan. Proved, May 27, 1747. 

Page 128. In the name of God, Amen. I, GERRITT 
KETTLETAS, of New York, merchant, being very sick 
this April 19, 1747. I leave to my eldest son John 
my clock, over and above what I shall leave him, in full 
bar to all claim as heir at law. I leave to my daughter 
Catherine 50, to my daughter Margaret, 50. To my 
wife Elizabeth, 300, and if she lives 3 years after my 
decease, my executors shall pay her 100, and she 



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shall have the choice of my household goods "and the 
looking glass that now hangs up stairs, in the large 
room," and 6 leather chairs, and as much other furni- 
ture as the executors shall think fit. My executors are 
to make an inventory of all my estate. My son Peter 
is to sell by retail all my iron and steel and shop 
goods, and the proceeds, are to be divided among my 
children, John, Abraham, Peter, Allettie, wife of Rich- 
ard Jennings, Catharine, and Margaret. My executors 
are to sell all real estate. I leave to my wife Elizabeth 
all her wearing apparell, linnen and woolen. I make 
my children executors. 

Witnesses, M. Van Wyck, Francis Marschalk, Simon 
Johnson. Proved, May 7, 1747. 

Page 131. "And I, the said WILLIAM BYFIELD, con- 
sidering the uncertainty of life," I leave to Jonathan 
Hazzard -fa of my shares in prizes to be taken by the 
said sloop "Dolphin" in her present intended cruise 
against his Majestys enemies. All the rest of my estate 
I leave to my wife Elizabeth and make her executor. 

" This is written at the foot of a Letter of attorney, 
dated May 3, 1744." 

Witnesses, Anthony Ham, John Van Gelder, Joshua 
Slidell. Proved, May 15, 1747. 

Page 132. "Know all men by these presents that I, 
JORIS BRINCKERHOFF, of New York, merchant, one of 
the executors of Thomas Noble, do refuse to be execu- 
tor." 

Dated June 24, 1717. Witnesses George Burnet, 
John Burnet. 

Sworn to by the witnesses before Daniel Horsman- 
den, one of the Justices of the Supreme Court, June 
25, 1747. 

Page 134. In the name of God, Amen. April 1, 
1 747. I, MICAH SMITH, of Hempstead, in Queens County, 
" Gentleman," being sick. I direct all debts to be paid. 



126 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

I leave to my wife Phebe my horse and chaise and all 
the movables in my house except my clock and writing 
desk. All the rest of my movables, negroes, horses, 
cattle, and the said clock are to be sold at public ven- 
due. I leave to my wife Phebe, 200 ; And all the 
rest to my daughters Elizabeth and Phebe. I will that 
all that piece of land lying near Richard Seamans, con- 
taining 48 acres, for which I have given to my father, 
Isaac Smith, a life lease, and now in possession of my 
brother, Jacob Smith, and my father, shall after my 
father's decease be sold and the money paid to my 2 
daughters. I leave to my 3 sons, Micah, Isaac, and 
Richard, all my homestead where I now live ; Also 
100 acres of land lying between Timothy Smith and 
Richard Seaman ; Also all my meadow at Hungry 
Hollow, and all my undivided lands and meadows 
in Hempstead. My wife is to have the use of the same 
during her widowhood, or until my sons are of age. I 
also leave to my 3 sons all my right in a lot called Lot 
No. 21, in the tract called the Nine Partners, in Duchess 
County, " called Stessum ;" Also of Lot No. 18 in 
said tract, owned by me and Joseph Mott and Morde- 
cai Lester and my brother Jacob Smith ; Also my part 
of another lot, is to be sold and the money paid to my 
daughters. I make my wife Phebe and my good friends 
Richard Thorne and Robert Marvin, executors. And I 
make Mordecai Lester and Cornelius Van Wyck, of 
Duchess County, overseers. 

Witnesses, John Mitchell, Richard Smith, Phebe 
Smith. Proved, May 11, 1747. 

Page 135. In the name of God, Amen. I, WILL- 
IAM PELL, of New York, " ship carpenter, being very 
antient and weak in body." I leave to my son Samuel 
20 shillings in full for his claim as heir-at-law. I leave 
to my daughter Hannah, wife of William Bogert, of 
New York, carpenter, all my furniture and household 
goods. All my real estate is to be sold by my execu- 
tors, of the proceeds, and all the rest of my estate, 



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I leave to William, Catharine, Francis, and John, the 
children of my son Samuel Pell, and 4- to each of my 
daughters, Gertie, Elizabeth, Deborah, and Hannah. 
And whereas the 2 lots now in the possession of my 
son in law, Simon Van Syce, are part of my estate and 
distinguished on a map of my estate as No. 3-4, and 
upon which he has built a dwelling house and made 
improvements at his own expense, my executors are to 
convey the same to him at the same price that the 
other lots sell for. I make my daughter Deborah, and 
my sons in law, Simon Van Syce, Johanes Meyer, and 
William Bogert and my friends, Richard Waldron, 
baker, and Samuel Pell, cordwainer, executors. 

Dated July 17, 1745. Witnesses, Cornelius Tie- 
bout, Cornelius Beekman. Proved, May 22, 1747. 

[NOTE. William Pell owned several lots near the 
south-east corner of the Beekman Farm, at the corner 
of Fulton and Pearl streets. W. S. P.] 

Page 137. "And I, the said OWEN WIILIAMS, con- 
sidering the uncertainty of life." I leave to Elizabeth 
Singleton, all my wearing apparell and all the rest of 
my estate. 

Written at the bottom of a Letter of Attorney, 
dated September 9, 1746. Proved as a will June 12, 
1747. 

Page 138. "And I, the said JOHN CHAPMAN, con- 
sidering the uncertainty of life." I leave to my friend, 
Herman Dodson, all my real and personal estate. I 
make William Cadogan of New York, executor. 

Dated May 8, 1747. Witnesses, Christian Hyer, F. 
Benson. Proved, June 15, 1747. 

Page 139. In the name of God, Amen. I, THOMAS 
HINCHMAN ? of Flushing in Queens County, yeoman, 
November 3, 1733, being in good health. "My body 
to be buried at the discretion of my executors, when- 
soever it shall please my creator to cut the thread of 



128 ABSTEACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

this life." I leave to my wife Miriam, the use of house, 
farm and Plantation situate in Flushing, and all my 
meadows, salt and fresh, so long as she remains my 
widow ; Also the use of plate and all the rest of my 
movables, and after her marriage to my children as she 
shall see fit, except my wearing apparel, which is to go 
to my sons. Upon the death or remarriage of my wife, 
my executors are to sell all real estate in Flushing or 
elsewhere. From the proceeds 10 are to be paid to 
each of my sons, Obadiah, Joseph, and John, and the 
rest for the use of rny daughters, Sarah, wife of Ben- 
jamin Lawrence, Anne Powers, and Mary, wife of Will- 
iam Marsh. I make my sons Obadiah and Joseph and 
my friend and kinsman, John Willett, Esq., executors. 
Witnesses, Peter Huff, F. Marston, Lawrence Mars- 
ton, D. Humphrey. Proved, June 15, 1747. 

Page 141. In the name of God, Amen, May 27, 
1747. I, EBENEZER THEALL, of Hye, in Westchester 
County, yeoman, being sick. After payment of all 
debts and funeral charges, I leave to my son Charles 
5 shillings in full bar to all claims as eldest son and 
heir at law, besides what I have already given him. I 
leave to my daughter Sarah, wife of John Miller, of 
Bedford, my negro man, besides what I have given 
her. To my daughter Susanah, wife of Joseph Haight, 
of the Manor of Cortlandt, a cow and a calf besides 
what I have given her. To mv daughter Mary, wife 

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of Joseph Meritt, Jr., of Rye, a negro boy. I leave 
to my wife Anne, the liberty to dwell in my old house, 
and the use of the kitchen, and the garrett over the 
storehouse, with my daughter Hannah, during her 
widowhood ; Also my best bed and bedstead, and my 
negro boy. I leave to my daughter Hannah the 
liberty to live in the upper room in my storehouse, 
and I also leave her 2 cows. Of all the rest of my 
movable estate I leave ^ to my wife, and the rest to 
my four daughters, Sarah, Susannah, Mary, and Han- 
nah. I leave to my second son, Joseph, all that part 



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of my farm and plantation on Budds Neck, in Rye, 
where I now live, Bounded by a line running north- 
west from the south side of a rock lying north of a 
small swamp which lies north of my old orchard, 
over to Beaver Sw r amp (so-called) till it conies to 
Westchester Old Path, and then along said path 
south, till it comes to the north bounds of that part of 
my farm which I have formerly given to my eldest son 
Charles, Then along his bounds, as far as he goes 
east, to the highway I have left, 2 rods wide, to my 
salt meadow, And to run southeast from the south 
side of said rock to the Blind Brook ; I also give him 
of all my salt meadow in Rye. I leave to my 3d 
son, Hackaliah, all that part of my farm on Budds 
Neck where I dwell, being the north part of my farm, 
Beginning at the south side of a rock called Toby's 
rock, and running northwest over Beaver Swamp to 
Westchester Old Path, Thence north to the land of 
James Wetmore, and then southeast along his land to 
Blind Brook, and then down said brook to a point 
southeast from said rock, in a straight line ; I also 
leave him of my salt meadow. I leave to my young- 
est son, Abraham, all the rest of my farm in Budds 
Neck, lying between that part given to my son Joseph, 
and that part given to my son Hackaliah, running 
from Blind Brook to the Old Westchester road. I 
make my good friends, Ebenezer Kniffen and John 
Carhart, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Carhart, Manzell Roll. Proved, 
June 13, 1747. 

Page 146. "Be it known unto all Christian People, 
that whereas, I, WILLIAM COPLAND, late of Jamaica, in 
the West Indies, Chirurgeon, but at present residing in 
the Town of Jamaica in Queens County, on Long Island, 
did make my will bearing date about the 16 of March 
last," whereby I did nominate Mr. Thomas Hales, mer- 
chant, and W. Alexander McGleen, Chirurgeon, of Ja- 
maica, in the West Indies, executors. I now being 



130 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

very weak, and it being necessary to alter my said 
will in some respects, I do by this codicil confirm my 
said will. " First, if (as I expect) I shall happen to 
die in the Province of New York, I order that my exec- 
utors shall cause my body to be put into a coffin, to be 
covered with white silk, nailed with white nails, and a 
Tin silvered plate with my age placed thereon. And 
I order gloves to be given to the Minister of the Par- 
ish and the Clerks, and to my executors and Pall 
bearers, and all the neighbors in the Parish be invited 
to my funeral and to have all sorts of good liquors." 
And I give to my landlord's daughters, Mary Creed 
and Rebecca Creed, <5 each. And I appoint Mr. Jo- 
seph Reade, of New York, merchant, and Mr. William 
Creed, of Jamaica, on Long Island, my executors in 
respect to all my goods and estate in the Province 
of New York. And they are to take into their posses- 
sions all my goods and estate and wearing apparell, 
and other things now in the houses of Mr. Robert 
Hogg of New York and Mrs. William Creed of Ja- 
maica. And after paying debts they are to pay to Mr. 
William Creed the money I owe him for 2 casks of 
shoes, and to pay all other persons to whom I may be 
indebted. And my executors shall transmit all the 
rest of my goods and estate, and my negro boy " Lis- 
bon," unto my first mentioned executors in the Island 
of Jamaica. And this is to be taken as a part of my 
first will. 

Dated July 9, 1747. Witnesses, Samuel Clowes, Jr., 
John Ogden. Proved, July 23, 1747. 

Page 148. In the name of God, Amen, January 
26, 174f. I, JACOB BUSH, of New York, Gentleman, 
being very sick. " Whereas my wife, Catharine Bush, 
is now deemed and supposed to be with child," my will 
is that if said child be born alive, that I give to said 
child, if a girl, when she is 18, or if a boy, when he is 
21, the full f of all my estate, real and personal. And 
the child is to be under the tuition and learning of its 



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mother, who is expected to see that the said child is 
well and duly taught. If my wife should not be with 
child, or shall miscarry, or the child should die, then 
all my estate, of houses, lands, and meadows, are left to 
my wife and to her heirs and assigns forever." But if 
the child lives to be of age, she shall have of the 
estate. I make my wife Catharine executrix. 

Witnesses, Johanes Van Orden, Isaac Bogart, 
Thomas Metcalf. Proved, July 20, 1747. A note 
added without date states that Catharine Wolf had 
received the original will. 

Page 150. In the name of God, Amen, May 24, 
1747. I, RICHARD SMITH, of Hempstead, in Queens 
County, saddler, being sick. I leave to my wife Mary 
4 negro men and a negro wench, and all household 
goods that did belong to my said wife before our 
marriage ; Also all my stock of horses, cattle, and 
sheep which she had at the time of our marriage. 
And she is to pay 2 bonds when they become due 
unto her sons, Epenetus Platt for 20, and to Uriah 
Platt for 40, made payable by me. I leave my cousin 
and apprentice, Silas Smith, Jr., 50, and all my sad- 
dlers' tools. I leave to my half sister, Elizabeth Wy- 
nant, 10. All the rest of my estate to my two 
brothers, Timothy and Henry Smith. I make my wife, 
Mary, and my brother, Timothy Smith, executors. 

Witnesses, Robert Wilson, Gilbert Wright, G. 
Clowes. Proved, June 21, 1747. 

Page 151. "December the 22d day, 1746, know all 
men by these presents, that I, MARY ALEN, widow of 
Henry Alen, of Great Neck, in the town of Hemp- 
stead, in Queens County, being weak and infirm in 
body and also far advanced in years." All debts 
which I owe to any manner of persons are to be paid. 
I leave to my eldest son Henry, 5. I leave to my 
sons John and Philip "all my movable estate out of 
doors, such as farming utensils, and stock of creatures 



132 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

of all kinds ; " " Also 2 cedar powdering tubs, and 
all those short flour bags commonly used in the mill ; " 
Also 2 negro men. All the remainder of the estate 
to be sold and the proceeds to be divided into 8 parts, 
and paid to my eldest daughter, Mary, widow of Ru- 
mon Townsend, to Sarah Carle and John Townsend, 
the children of my daughter Mary, deceased ; To my 
daughter Hannah, wife of John Woolly ; To Henry, 
Benjamin, Joseph, and John Clap, the children of 
niy daughter, Ruth Clap, deceased ; To my daughter 
Alice, wife of John Clap ; To my daughter Sarah, wife 
of Benjamin Tredwell; To my daughter Elizabeth, 
wife of William Mott, and to my daughter Phebe, 
wife of Thomas Smith. I make my sons John and 
Henry, and my son-in-law, William Mott, executors. 

Witnesses, Pete Snyder, Hendrick Underwood, Sam- 
uel Willis. Proved, June 22, 1 747. 

Page 153. In the name of God, Amen, July 15, 
1747. I, JOSEPH WOOD, of Huntington, in Suffolk 
County, yeoman. I leave to my wife Penelope, \ of all 
my movables. To my grandson, Jonah Wood, son of 
my son Jonah, deceased, 2, when he is of age ; and to 
his sister, Rebecca Wood, 2 when 18. I leave to the 
3 daughters of my daughter Keziah, viz., Hepsibah, 
Ruth, and Elizabeth, 10 each. To the children of my 
son Joseph, viz., Holly and Sally, a piece of new cloth 
that my wife made for me, for clothes, with lineing 
and buttons, also my walking staff. I leave to Phebe 
and Hannah, the daughters of my daughter Rebecca, 
5 each. I leave to my daughters, Deborah and Pa- 
tience, all my movables, except as disposed of. I make 
my friends, Samuel Brush and Daniel Bates, executors. 

Witnesses, Ananias Brush, James Jackson, John 
Brush. Proved, August 5, 1747. 

Page 155. In the name of God, Amen. I, JANE 
CHISOLM, of Jamaica, in West Indies, but now of New 
York, widow, being sick. " I direct that my body be 



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buried in the same grave, or as near as possible to the 
corps of my deceased brother, and in such decent and 
Christian manner, as to my uncle and my other execu- 
tors may seem meet." " I desire that my uncle and aunt 
and my 2 kinsmen, Augustus and Peter Valette, Mr. 
Henry Cruger and Mrs. Cruger his spouse, Mrs. Steven- 
son and her 2 daughters (my brother's widow), and Abi- 
gail Watts, who now lives with me, to follow my Hearse 
as mourners." " And I do desire that my Pall be sup- 
ported by widowers." I leave to my uncle, Mr. Peter 
Valette, and his wife and 2 sons, each a mourning ring, 
and 150 to buy them mourning. To each of my other 
mourners a mourning ring and 25, to buy mourning. 
And to the widow Stevenson and her daughters, 
Catherine and Bella, each a motfrning ring and 25 for 
mourning. To Mr. Henry Cruger and his wife the same. 
To my brother's widow, Catherine Valette, and to Mrs. 
Abigail Watts the same. To my brother, John Simson, 
and to my brother, John Spencer, and to my niece, Anne 
Barnet, the same. To my cousin, Mary Marston, of Ja- 
maica, and to her 3 daughters, the same, and to Mr. 
John Robertson, cousin to my late husband Mr. Chisolm, 
the same. I leave to my brother, John Simpson, 100. 
To Mr. John Robertson, 50. To Mrs. Macomb, 20. 
To my niece, Anne Barnet, my diamond ear-rings with 
drops. To my cousin, Margaret Hendley, my diamond 
ear-rings without drops. To my niece, Hannah Spencer, 
my gold shoe buckles. To my cousin, Mary Marston, 
my clock which I have in Jamaica. To my cousin 
Minott's daughter, my girdle buckle. To my cousin, 
Polly Hendley, my locket. To Abigail Watts all my 
wearing apparell and furniture and all my linnen and 
calicos. To my honored father, Mr. Peter Valette, of 
Jamaica, my negro slave. I leave to my said father 
and to my mother, during their lives, all my dwelling 
house and goods in Jamaica wherein I lived before I 
left the Island, and after their death to Peter, the son 
of my brother, Peter Valette, deceased, but if he dies, 
then to my sister's 3 children, Anne Barnet, Hannah 



134 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS LIBER 16. 

Spencer, and John Spencer. And my father is to act 
as sole executor in England and Jamaica. My executors 
are to put all my estate in New York into the hands 
of Abigail Watts until she returns to Jamaica, and to 
provide all things necessary for her return. My father 
is to purchase a negro girl as a present to my Aunt 
Valette, and another as a present to my nephew, Peter 
Valette. I make my father and my uncle, Peter Val- 
ette, and my friend, Mr. Henry Cruger, executors. 

Dated March 9, I74f. Witnesses, Thomas Willett, 
George Duncan, Catherine Lawrence. 

Codicil, March 12, I74f. Leaves all negroes to her 
father for life and then to her nephew, Peter Valette. 

Page 158. In the name of God, Amen. I, ANTHONY 
DUANE, of New York, merchant, being in good health, 
" as I have been for some time past," I leave to my wife 
the use of my dwelling house and lot wherein one 
Sanders now lives, between the lot of William Smith, 
Esq., and John Bell, during her life, also a negro slave, 
and all the movables and plate she had when married ; 
Also 100, pursuant to an ante nuptial agreement, made 
by me. My executors are to sell all the rest of the fur- 
niture at vendue, and they may sell at their discretion 
any other part of my estate, the better to educate and 
bring up my children till they are 25 years old, and 
then to iny sons Abraham, James, John, and Cornelius 
with the house and lot. I appoint my good friends, 
Rev. Mr. Richard Charlton, "clerke," and Abraham 
Lodge, executors. 

Dated July 13, 1745. Witnesses, Alexander Moore, 
Thomas Grant, Geritt Jamison. Proved, August 22, 
1747. 

Page 161. In the name of God, Amen. I, COLONEL 
JOHN SCHUYLER, of Albany, being in perfect health. 
I leave to my son, Philip Schuyler, my grist mill at 
Saratoga, for his right of primogeniture, reserving to 
the children of my son, John Schuyler, deceased, the 



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right to grind free of toll ; Also my farm at Saratoga, 
with the saw mill, with all the negroes ; Also my 
dwelling house in Albany, with the ground, except 5 
feet wide on the south side next to the house of my 
son John. I also leave to my son Philip, of my 
undivided \ of my lands in the Patent of Saratoga, 
which with the farm and saw mill I value at 890, 
and he is to pay to my daughters, Margaret Schuyler 
and Catalentie Cuyler, each 50. Whereas I released 
to my son, John Schuyler, deceased, by deed, October 
21, 1739, a certain tract of 160 acres, or 80 morgen, 
being the farm then in his possession; And whereas 
there is a certain parcel of woodland, adjoining to the 
same on the south side, containing 8 or 10 acres, I 
bequeath the same to his heirs. " I leave to my grand 
daughter Margaret, wife of Colonel Philip Schuyler, 
the large Picture of my most beloved wife and my- 
self, drawn in one piece, and in one frame." I leave 
to my daughter Catalentie, wife of Cornelius Cuyler, 
my large Holland case or liiinen Press. I leave the 
rest of my household furniture to my children, and to 
my step daughter Sara, wife of Jacob Glen. I leave 
to my two daughters, 475, and all the rest of my 
estate to my sons and daughters. 

Dated February 29, 174^. Witnesses Isaiah Schuy- 
ler, Francis Lansingh. 

Codicil. I leave to my daughter Margaret, for life, 
the use of my house in Albany, and after her death, 
to my daughter Catalentie. 

Dated February 25, 1747. Witnesses, John De 
Peyster, James Stevenson, Peter Lansingh. Proved, 
August 11, 1747. 

Page 164. In the name of God, Amen, June 13, 
1739. I, PHILIP JOHANES SCHUYLER, of Saratoga, 
being very sick. I le'ave to my wife Margaret a negro 
wench " Belle," and 300. I leave to my brother-in- 
law, Isaac Wendall, a negro wench. To my nephew 
John, eldest son of my brother, John Schuyler, Jr., my 



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riding horse. I leave to my nephews, John and Philip 
Schuyler, sons of my brother John Schuyler, Jr., | of 
my estate real and personal. To my nephews Johanes 
Cuyler and Philip Cuyler, sons of my brother-in-law, 
Cornelius Cuyler, the other ^ of my estate. I make 
my brother John Schuyler, and my brother-in-law, Cor- 
nelius Cuyler, executors. 

Witnesses, Hans Hansen, Gulien ver Planck, John 
Stevenson. Proved, August 11, 1747. 

Page 166. "And I, the said JAMES OGELSBY, con- 
sidering the uncertainty of life." I leave to my wife, 
Elinor, all my estate, and make her sole executor. 

Dated December 4, 1744. Witnesses, John Coe, 
Jonathan Whitfield, Daniel Dunscomb. Proved, Sep- 
tember 5, 1747. 

Page 167. In the name of God, Amen. I, MARY 
GOUVERNEUR, widow of Abraham Gouverneur, being 
of sound mind, " I commend my soul into the hands of 
Almighty God, hoping for pardon of my sins." And 
as to the worldly estate, real and personal, not only 
such as by the will of my late husband I am seized 
of, but also all such other estate as I am seized of, I 
direct that all debts be paid, for which I charge all my 
estate. I bequeath to Abraham Gouverneur, son of 
my deceased son, Nicholas Gouverneur, my Large 
Book of Martyrs, with silver hooks, and all other 
printed books that did belong to my deceased hus- 
band, but if he dies under age, then to his brother, 
Barent Gouverneur, in lieu of all pretense of heirship. 
I leave to my 3 daughters, Jacoba, Elizabeth, and 
Maria, all my household furniture and all the furniture 
that did belong to my husband. All the rest of my 
china, plate, pictures and rest of my personal estate, I 
leave f to my daughters, and to Abraham, Esther, 
and Barent, the children of my deceased son, Nicholas 
Gouverneur. "My executors are to take possession of 
all my estate, houses, and lands, with full power to 



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sell the same; out of the proceeds they are to pay to 
my daughter Jacoba, 10 yearly, and the rest to all 
iny children, and to the children of my son Nicholas. 
I make my daughters and my nephew, Nicholas 
Gouverneur, and my good friend, Paul Richards, Esq., 
executors. Signed, MARY GOUVEENEUR. 

Dated March 14, 1740. Witnesses, John Hilly ard, 
William Proctor, John Barbarie. Proved, September 
15, 1747. 

At that time the daughter Maria was the wife of 
Jasper Farmer. 

[NOTE. Mary Gouverneur was the daughter of the 
famous and ill-fated Jacob Leisler. Her first husband, 
Jacob Milbourn, perished, with her illustrious father, 
a portion of whose estate she inherited. W. S. P.] 

Page 171. In the name of God, Amen. I, DANIEL 
HAGGARD, of New York, August 12, 1747, being sick, 
my executors are to sell all estate, at public or private 
sale, except 2 of the best beds, and my wife's wearing 
apparell, which I leave to my wife Elinor ; I also leave 
her 50 over and above of my estate. I leave to 
my son Thomas 5, and all the rest of my estate to 
my children Thomas, Margaret, and Sarah, and to my 
w r ife. "And if my wife be pregnant, then to such 
child as may be born." I make my wife and my two 
brothers, Samuel and John Haggard, executors. 

" Signed in his dwelling house, in presence of John 
Alsop, Philip Caryl, Samuel Willetts." Proved, Sep- 
tember 22, 1747. 

Page 172. In the name of God, Amen. I, SAMUEL 
BOYER, of New York, butcher, being sick. I leave to 
my wife, Mary, all my estate, real and personal, and I 
make her and my friend, James Mills, of New York, 
"peruke maker," executors. 

Dated September 9, 1747. Witnesses, Lydia 
Thomas, Thomas Carr, Lancaster Green. Proved, Oc- 
tober 9, 1747. 



138 ABSTEACTS OP WILLS LIBER 16. 

Page If 4. In the name of God, Amen. "I, BEN- 
JAMIN BURLING, of Flushing, in Queens County, this 
September 1, 1747, being sick. My executors are to sell 
all my houses, lands, and tenements in Flushing, as 
soon as convenient ; Also all ray lands in East New 
Jersey and elsewhere. The proceeds of sale, and all 
the rest of my estate, I leave to my 6 children, Will- 
iam, Peter, Lancaster, Rebecca, Seneca, and Anne. I 
make John Bowne and Matthew Franklin, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Borden, James Wilson, Francis 
Yates. Proved, October 12, 1747. 

Page 175. In the name of God, Amen, I, MARTIN 
RIERSON, of Flushing, in Queens County, yeoman, 
" being now visited with sickness," I leave all my real 
and personal estate to my executors, to be disposed of 
by public sale, or otherwise, for the benefit of my wife 
Bridget and my children Cornelius and Sarah. My 
son Cornelius is first to have 100. I make my hon- 
ored father, Cornelius Rierson, and my brother, George 
Rierson, executors. 

Dated August 25, 1747. Witnesses, Samuel Law- 
rence, Dirck Woortman, Benjamin Hinchman. Proved, 
October 12, 1747. 

Page 177. In the name of God, Amen, July 1, 
1747. I, WILLIAM FOWLER, of North Castle, in West- 
chester County, Innholder, being very sick. I leave 
to my wife Mary % of all the farm that I now live 
upon, and of my dwelling house and barn and or- 
chard and meadow land, for her use during widowhood, 
and of the movables, and a horse and saddle, and a 
silver tankard ; " And my estate is to find her bread 
and meat for one whole year." I leave to my sons 
Caleb and Moses, all my farm meadows and lands 
after my wife's decease, but my son Caleb is to have 
the house and barn. I leave to my son Moses, my 
silver pike and scimetar. I leave to my daughter, Phebe 
Rundal, 5 shillings. To my daughter, Mary Brown, 5 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 139 

shillings. To my daughter, Abigail Boker, and to my 
daughter, Rebecca Haight, 5 shillings each. To my 
daughter, Miriam Fowler, 25. To my daughter, Han- 
nah Fowler, 30 " and a negro child, which I reserved 
of the wench I let James Kundall have, to be deliv- 
ered when 18 months old." All my lands in North 
Castle, situate in Fortiners (Fauconiers) Waters & 
Company's west and middle Patents are to be sold. I 
make my wife and two sons executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Dean, Anthony Wadham, Adam 
Johnson. Proved, September 14, 1747. 

Page 179. In the name of God, Amen, May 11, 
1742. I, ABRAHAM CUYLER, of Albany. I leave to 
my eldest son, Hendrick Cuyler, 10, in light of primo- 
geniture, also my house and lot in Albany in the 2nd 
Ward, where I now live, bounded west by Pearl street, 
east by another street formerly called the Wagon Way, 
north by Nicholas Bleeker, and south by Joseph Ten 
Eyck, and Stephen Groosbeek. The said house is 
valued at 400, which is to be paid to my children, 
Johanes, Margarita, wife of Dirck Ten Broek, Sarah, 
wife of Johan Beekman, Catharine, wife of Coenraefc 
Ten Eyck, Abraham, and Nicholas. I leave to my sons 
Abraham and Nicholas, all of my house and ground 
in the 1st Ward in Albany, on the hill fronting Jonck- 
ers street, bounded east by Jeroninms Wendell, west 
by the heirs of Gerritt Wingart, in length and breadth 
according to deeds ; also a lot in Schenectady, on the 
north west part of the town, as granted to me by the 
heirs of Philip Philipse, as by deed dated May 24, 1734 ; 
Both being valued at 250, to be paid to the rest of 
my children. To my sons Abraham and Nicholas all 
my wearing apparel, and my negro Jack. I leave to 
my sons Hendrick, Johanes, Abraham, and Nicholas 
all the rest of my estate, lands in the Mohawk country, 
at or near Ticondaroka flats, according to deeds. And 
all the tract at Skoharie alms Hunters field, in Albany 
County, granted to me by Timotheus Vrooman, Octo- 



140 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 16. 

her 16, 1736. The whole is valued at 330, to be 
paid to my other children. I leave to all my children 
all my lot of land in Albany, on the hill near the city 
fence, and also all my part in the Patent of Weston 
Hook. I make my sons executors. 

Witnesses, Ephraim Wendall, David Van der Lyde, 
Johans Bleeker. Proved, October 10, 



Page 182. In the name of God, Amen. I, PETER 
NOORDSTRANDT, of Jamaica, in Queens County, yeoman, 
being sick. I leave to my wife Harampie, a bed and 
bedstead with the furniture, and a cupboard and oval 
table, and a sorrel mare, and a saddle, and a suit of 
mourning clothes, including a black hood, and as much 
linsey woolsey as will make her 2 petticoats ; I leave 
to my executors all houses, lands, and meadows and 
estate in Jamaica, to sell, and to pay the proceeds to 
my sons, Andrew, Gerritt, and Peter, 30 each, and the 
rest to my daughter Janettie, wife of Arthur Murphy. 
My children are to pay to my wife 30 shillings each, 
yearly, and allow her to live on my farm until it is 
sold, and to have the use of 2 cows. If what is left to 
her is not sufficient for a good maintainance, the chil- 
dren are to provide it. I make my sons Andrew and 
Peter executors. 

Dated September 22, 1747. Witnesses, Rem Noor- 
standt, Bernard Ryder, Stephen Ryder. Proved, Oc- 
tober 24, 1747. 

Page 184. In the name of God, Amen, May 16, 
1747. I, SILAS SAYRE, of Southampton, in Suffolk 
County, being very sick. I order that 10 acres of the 
south side of my home lot, and a piece of land at Hog 
Neck spring, adjoining Daniel Moore, and of 50 
right in the New Division, and Lot No. 39, joining to 
Lots Orchard, on the north side, to be sold at vendue ; 
I leave to my wife (not named), my negro slave and 
40, out of my movable estate, and she is to have the 
use of all my lands and goods till my son Ezekiel is of 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

age ; I order that if there is anything due to me from 
my father's estate, " it shall be divided among the sur- 
vivors as they come of age." I make my wife and 
William Mulford, and Ezekiel Sandford, Jr., execu- 
tors. 

Witnesses, Alexander King, Jonah Sandford, John 
Cooper, Jr. Proved, May 27, 1747. 

[NOTE. Silas Sayre lived at Bridge Hampton. " Lots 
Orchard " is in the woods north of Bridge Hampton, 
and derives its name from Lot Burnett, a very early 
resident. It is now owned by the heirs of David Hose. 
The Lot No. 39, north of it, is in the Great North Divi- 
sion. W. S. P.] 

Page 186. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN TOP- 
PING, of the town of Southampton, in Suffolk County, 
farmer, being very sick. I leave to my wife the use of 
two-thirds of all lands and estates until my son is six- 
teen years of age, and then the use of one-half during 
her widowhood ; but if she marries, she shall have no 
more of my lands than the law allows her. My ex- 
ecutors are to sell 20 acres of land at the north end of 
my home lot adjoining to Jonathan Jagger, to begin at 
the street east, and to run west 70 rods, and then to run 
south so far as to make 20 acres. All the rest of my 
houses and lands I leave to my son, Nathan Topping, 
also my gun and sword. I leave to my w r ife a negro boy 
and my plow and cart and farming utensils, and my 
best bed and furniture. I leave the money from the 
sale of land, and all the rest of my movables to my 
wife and five daughters, Hannah, Sarah, Phebe, Mary, 
and Abigail. I make my wife and my brother-in-law, 
Abram Halsey, executors. 

Dated May 12, 1747. Witnesses, Jonah Rogers, John 
Lupton, Matthew Jagger. Proved, May 27, 1747. 

[NOTE. The homestead and farm, left to his son 
Nathan Topping, is probably the -farm of Captain 
James Rogers at Hayeround, near Bridge Hampton. 
W. S. P.] 



142 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Page 187. " In the name of God, Amen. I, CHARLES 
BORTNER, of Berlin, in Prussia's Dominions, but now 
inhabitant of the town of East Hampton, in Suffolk 
County, Physician and Chirurgeon," being very sick. I 
leave to Thomas Talmadge, Jr., my watch and my gold 
buttons and neck buttons, and silver shoe buckles, and 
knee buckles. I leave to Hezekiah Usher my diamond 
ring. I leave to John Mackie my gold clasp ; To Eliza- 
beth Hedges my two gold rings. To Jonathan Hunt- 
ting my walking cane. To Joseph Havens' wife my 
snuff box. "I also give my Sapphire stone that is 
made in the shape of a cane head, to the care and 
keeping of my executors, and to be sold by them at 
their discretion, and the money to be put to interest, 
and the interest yearly to be given for the maintain- 
ance of a School in East Hampton." I leave to John 
Mackie all my Chirurgical instruments, great and 
small. I leave all my wearing apparell and what money 
I have with me, and also my mare, saddle and bridle to 
Thomas Talmadge and his wife and their son, Thomas. 
I leave to John Mackie all my medicines and books. 
Thomas Talmadge is to pay unto the poor 5 at his 
discretion, and to Elizabeth Wickes for the use of her 
children, 10. I give all the money that is due me to 
my executors. My funeral charges are to be paid out 
of what is left to Thomas Talmadge ; I make Jonathan 
Huntting, of East Hampton, and John Mackie, of South- 
am pton, executors. 

Dated May 3, 1747. Witnesses, Jeremiah Osborn, 
Thomas Osborn, Jr., Gideon Hoppin. Proved, July 8, 
1747. 

[NoTE. John Mackie, of Southampton, was a phy- 
sician, and probably attended him in his last illness. 
W. S. P.] 

Page 1 89. In the name of God, Amen, this 26th 
day of May, 1747. I, PETER BROWIT, of Southold, in 
Suffolk County, cooper, being weary and sick of body. 
I leave to my wife one-third of my estate, and to my 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 143 

son Peter, two-thirds, the use of it to be for the bring- 
ing up of my son at the discretion of my executors, till 
he is 14 years of age, and then he is to be put at a 
trade. If he dies before reaching the age of 14, then 
to my mother Anna Brown, and my brother Henry 
Brown, and my two sisters, Mehitabel and Dorothy 
Brown. I make my well beloved uncle Henry Tuthill, 
of Southold, executor. 

Witnesses, Zebulon King, John Tuthill, Jr., Anne 
King. Proved before Brinley Sylvester, January 30, 



Page 190. In the name of God, Amen. I, STEPHEN 
VATST RENSSELAER, of the Manor of Rensselaerwyck, in 
the County of Albany, Gentleman, being very sick. 
My body is to be buried in the new burying place, 
nigh the Manor House, a little above the middlemost 
Grist mill, to the south of the Fifth kill, where I de- 
sire a vault to be made for my corpse to be laid in. I 
dispose of my temporal estate as follows : I leave to 
my only son, Stephen, all that my Manor of Rensselaer- 
wyck, with all my stock of negroes, horses, and cattle, 
and implements of husbandry, to the said Manor be- 
longing. I leave to my wife, Elizabeth, the use and 
profits of my whole estate during her widowhood, and 
the minority of my son and heir. If my wife should 
re-marry or die- during the minority of my son, then 
my executors are to receive the property and use it till 
he be of age, and they are to provide for the maintain- 
ance and education of my children. All my plate, 
jewels, bills, bonds, and goods are to be inventoried and 
appraised by my executors, and of them to be given 
to my wife, and ^ to my daughter Elizabeth, when she 
is of age or married. I leave to my daughter Eliza- 
beth all my share of a certain tract of land in Albany 
County, called Watoms-patch, and also a lot of land in 
the Manor of Rensselaerwyck, fronting the road that 
leads to the Manor house, lying between the lot of 
Volkert Vanderberg and Abraham De Freest ; Also a 



144 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

lot behind the lot of Jeremiah Schuyler, where he now 
lives, running up westerly, ranging with the street from 
the northwest corner of said Schuyler's house, 35 feet, 
and so southward, keeping the same breadth as far as 
the vacant ground goes, not as yet given or granted to 
any other person ; Also ^ of a stream and saw mill 
where Christian Scham used to live on it formerly, on 
the east side of Hudson river, in the said Manor ; And 
also 150 acres of land convenient to said mill, with the 
privilege of cutting and carrying away logs for the saw 
mill ; Also free liberty of Commonage of pasture in the 
Manor ; Also 300 acres of land at Hosick, lying upon 
Hosick creek, being the land that was given to me by 
the will of my father, Killian Van Rensselaer. If she 
or her heirs shall sell the said mill and land, then the 
purchaser shall pay yearly, forever, the tenths to the 
heir at law in possession of said Manor ; But if she or 
her heirs retain the said lands, they shall only pay for 
each tract the sum of 3 shillings yearly in lieu of all 
rents. If my wife should marry she shall have the use 
of the Island and the pasture over against it, now in 
possession of my mother, after the decease of my said 
mother ; I also leave to my wife, Elizabeth, the Bow- 
ery on Conagone, now in possession of Hendrick Jong, 
during her life. But if she should be in want for her 

O 

maintain ance, she may sell it. Otherwise, the said 
farm shall return to my son, Stephen, and my daughter 
Elizabeth. I also leave to my daughter Elizabeth a 
lot of ground adjoining to the north of the lot of Isaac 
Fiele, lying on the west side of the road that leads 
from the Town to the Manor house, being 40 feet in 
breadth, and as long as the said Fiele's lot. I make 
my wife Elizabeth and my brother Jacobus, and John 
Baptist Van Rensselaer and my brother in law, Gerar- 
dus Groesbeck, executors of this will. 

" Done at my Manor House, the 24th day of June, 
1747." Witnesses, Symon Deryder, Peter Schuyler, 
Jr., John De Peyster. Proved before Myndert Schuy- 
ler, Esq., in Albany, July 27, 1747. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 145 

Page 193. In the name of God, Amen. I, MICHAEL 
BEEZLY, of New York, mariner, being weak and sick. 
All my debts and funeral charges to be paid. I leave 
to my mother, Mary Humphreys, wife of William 
Humphreys, of Baptist Mills, in Bristol, England, 100, 
to be paid from Cape Fear, in North Carolina, out of 
my estate in the hands of Richard Quincy, merchant 
there. I leave to my friend James Mills, of New York, 
peruke maker, 50 for his trouble as executor. I leave 
to Helena Mills, daughter of said James Mills, 10. I 
leave to my wife Mary Beezly, formerly Mary Stat- 
ham, all the rest of my estate. I make my wife and 
James Mills executors. 

Dated, September 12, 1747. Witnesses, Edmond 
Kight, Jonathan Fitch, Lancaster Green. Proved, No- 
vember 6, 1747. 

Page 194. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHANES 
DE GRAAF, of New York, cooper, being sick and indis- 
posed, my executors are to take an inventory of all my 
estate within six weeks after my decease. I leave to 
my well beloved niece, Elizabeth Van der Linda, daugh- 
ter of my sister Eva, 25, to be paid at the death 
or marriage of my wife. I leave to my wife's niece, 
Claasje Turck, daughter of my late brother-in-law, Cor- 
nelius Turck, deceased, 25. I leave to my nephew, 
Johanes De Graaf, Jr., son of my brother, Arnaut De 
Graaf, and to my wife's nephew, Johanes Turck, son of 
my late brother-in-law, Cornelius Turck, all my wearing 
apparel, both linnen and woolen, and my gold and sil- 
ver. I leave to my dear wife, Claasje De Graaf, all 
my real and personal estate while she remains my 
widow, also 200. After her death or marriage, one- 
half is to go to my nephew, Johanes De Graaf, and one 
half to my wife's nephew, Johanes Turck. Mentions 
" the children of my brother, Andries De Graaf." " The 
children of my sister Sarah, widow of Jan Marselus," 
and " the children of my own sister, Eva Van der Linda, 
Elizabeth and Lena," " the children of my own sister 



146 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Elizabeth," and "the other children of my brother, 
Arnaut De Graaf," and " the children of my late brother- 
in-law, Cornelius Turck, to wit, Cornelius Hendrickje, 
Neeltye, wife of Lawrence Roome, Altjie, wife of Ger- 
ritt Begs, and Claasje." I make my nephew : Johanes 
De Graaf, Jr., and Johanes Turck and my loving friends 
Evert Byvanck and Joris Brinkerhoft' of New York, 
merchants, my executors. 

Dated September 5, 1744. Witnesses, John Van 
Arman, Lewis Nodine, Simon Johnson. Proved, No- 
vember 2, 1747. 

Page 196. In the name of God, Amen, September 28, 
1747. I, JOHN BROWN, of the Yonkers, in the County 
of Westchester, farmer. I leave to my wife Jane my 
whole estate of houses and lands and money, and I make 
her and my brother, Abraham Brown, executors. If 
my wife should marry, she shall have ^, and the rest 
to my three children, John and Jane " and one son which 
is not yet born." I leave my bodily clothes and apparel 
to my son John. 

Witnesses, Andre Naudain, Edward Smith, Peter 
Yates. Proved before Israel Honeywell, Esq., Novem- 
ber 7, 1747. 

Page 198. In the name of God, Amen. I, HENRY 
COERTEN, of New York, being at present under some 
indisposition of body. My executors are to sell my house 
and lot on Hunters Dock, in New York, and all the 
rest of my real estate. After the payment of debts and- 
funeral charges my wife Elizabeth is to have the rents 
and profits of the rest during her life, and then to my 
children, Barent, Margaret, wife of William Kingsland, 
Christina, and Anne. I make my wife and children 
executors, and my good friends, Richard Ashfield and 
Nicholas Bayard, are to be consulted in the execution 
of this will. 

Dated November 4, 1741. Witnesses, James Searle, 
Charles Crooke, George Peterson. Proved, July 7, 1747. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 147 

Page 199. "And the said JOOST GODERUS, consid- 
ering the mortality of this transitory life, do make 
this my last will. I leave to my wife, Erica Catrina, 
the use of all my house and estate while she remains 
my widow, and then to my daughter Rebecca, " but if 
my wife should prove with child, if a son he shall have 
.10 more than my daughter, but if it be a daughter, 
then my daughter Rebecca is only to have a gold ring 
of one Pistole weight, for her eldest birth right, and 
the rest equally between them. I make Ericus Chris- 
tian Hoyer, and John David Wolf, executors. 

Dated January 16, 174|-. Witnesses, Isaac Char- 
davoine, William Car, Andries Van Varick. Proved, 
December 29, 1748. 

Page 200. September 29, 1747, T, PETER VLERE- 
BOOM, of New York, cord wain er, being at present sick 
and weak. All my debts are to be paid and an inven- 
tory made within six weeks. I leave to my only son, 
Seraphanus, <5 for his birthright. I leave to my wife 
Janettye, the income of all my estate, for her maintain- 
ance and that of our children. If she remarries, then 
all to go to her and my children, Seraphanus and Ger- 
truy. My executors may sell all real estate. I make 
my wife Janettye and my brothers-in-law, Peter Van- 
dervoor and Cornelius Vanderhoff, executors. 

Witnesses, John Bogart, Jr., John Dally, John Dally, 
Jr. Proved, December 12, 1747. 

Page 202. Know all men by these presents, that I, 
WILLIAM SIMMONS, of New York, mariner, do appoint 
my friend, George Brewerton of New York, hatter, my 
true and lawful attorney, with full power, etc., and 
particularly to collect such money as is or may become 
due to me from his Majesty's Ship " Launceston." 
And considering the uncertainty of life, I make this 
my last will, and give all the rest of my estate to the 
said George Brewerton, and make him executor. 

Dated September 17, 1744. Witnesses, Abraham 



148 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Sanders, Triamor Baldwin. Proved, February 11, 
1746. 

Page 203. In the name of God, Amen, December 
9, 1747. I, WILLIAM CRAWFORD, of East Chester, 
shop keeper, being very sick. I leave to my wife 
Ann, the use of all my estate during widowhood, and 
she shall have my children under her care. If she 
marries, she shall have %. My executors may sell real 
estate if needfull to pay debts. I leave to my eldest 
son William, the house and land I bought of Daniel 
Bloom, and he is to pay to my son Daniel 50. My 
wife may dispose of the rest as she thinks proper. If 
she marries, then my son William shall divide it as he 
thinks proper among his brothers and sisters (not 
named}. I make my wife and my son William 
executors. 

Witnesses, Solomon Fowler, Nehemiah Hunt, John 
Crookston. Proved, before Israel Honeywell, Esq., 
December 21, 1747. 

Page 204. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
PALMER, of the Borrough town of Westchester, being 
in a low, weak state of body. I leave to my wife all 
that my lots of land that lie on the west side of Frogs 
Neck, known by the name of the two houses, which I 
bought of one Bailey, with the appurtenances. I leave 
to my son Joseph, all my apparell. To my daughter 
Esther, my negro girl " Lucy," and two feather beds, 
etc. To my daughter Martha, my negro boy " Jack." 
All the rest of household goods to my wife Rebecca, 
and to my daughters Esther and Martha. I leave to 
my sons Philip and Marcus all my salt meadow that 
lies within the bounds of their deed from me, hereto- 
fore made, except 2 coves of meadow that lie. on the 
lower end of the Cove, on the south side of the brook. 
I leave to my sons Lewis and Benjamin, all the rest 
of my real estate, house, barn, orchard, etc.; Also a 
25 right in the Sheep Pasture; Also my negroes, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 149 

horses, and cattle, and they are to pay to my wife 
40, and to my daughter Martha, 40. I leave to my 
son John 5, and to my son Isaac 5 ; to my son 
Thomas 10 ; I having already provided for these 
sons according to my ability. My wife is to have the 
use of the Old House that I built first, except the 
cellar, to live in during her widowhood, and then to 
my sons Lewis and Benjamin. I make my son Philip 
and my friend Anthony Bartow T , executors. 

Dated November 15, 1747. Witnesses, John Bar- 
tow, Moses Mullinex, Nathaniel Lewis. Proved, 
before Israel Honeywell, Esq., December 30, 1747. 

Page 206. In the name of God, Amen. I, PETER 
CAVERLY, of Oyster Bay in Queens County, being sick, 
I leave to my wife Jane the value of 100, and a 
negro woman, and a good horse and chair, also 300. 
I leave to my eldest son, John, 10, and all the rest of 
my estate to my children, John, Peter, William, Joseph, 
Sarah Eierson, arid Abigail. Each of my children is 
to have 103, 6s, 9d, as my said daughter Sarah has 
already received. I make my wife Jane and my son 
John, executors. 

Dated December 1, 1747. Witnesses, Joseph Car- 
penter, Sarah Carpenter, Benjamin Woolsey. Proved, 
before Adam Lawrence, Esq., December 9, 1747. 

Page 208. In the name of God, Amen. I, DANIEL 
GAUTIER, of New York, carpenter, being in good health, 
I leave to my son Andrew all my wearing apparell, 
both linen and woolen, And all of my tools, benches, 
and implements, and the value of 10 in stuff; Also a 
gun and a sword. I leave to my daughter Mary my 
large black walnut cupboard. I leave all the rest to 
my wife Mary until my youngest child is of age, for her 
support and that of our children, and then she is to 
have , and the rest to my children. My executors are 
to sell real estate if necessary and all that my messuage 
or tenement and lot in the South Ward, which I pur- 



150 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

chased from Daniel Cosaart, and also the messuage and 
dwelling-house adjoining to the house in which I now 
dwell, with the ground which I formerly bought of 
Captain Kip and Alderman Van Ranst, and formerly 
did belong to Cornelius Roomer. I make my wife and 
my esteemed friends, Daniel Clarkson and John Cham- 
bers, executors. 

Dated March 18, 1739. V^itnesses, Anne Cham- 
bers, William Bogart, Lancaster Green. Proved, 
January 8, 1747. The widow, Mary Gautier, was then 
Mary Blanchard. (Names of some children apparently 
omitted.} 

Page 210. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
TKEDWELL, of Hempstead, in Queens County, being 
weak in body, I leave to my wife Phebe, the use of all 
lands, except as hereafter given, also a negro boy and 
two negro girls. I leave to my nephew, Samuel Tred- 
well, all my lands on Cow Neck and a lot of meadow 
on Hicks Neck, at Hempstead south, which was my 
father's, lying upon the east side of the Neck ; Also a 
lot of meadow on the west side of the above lot, which 
I bought of Mary Pearsall ; Also my Vly lot of 
meadow on the east side of Hicks neck, with the rights 
of upland thereto belonging. [He leaves certain slaves, 
which are to be set free.] I leave to my nephew, Ben- 
jamin Tredwell, all my lands, houses, and barns in the 
Town Spot of Hempstead, and all my land and meadow 
on Hicks Neck, that I bought of Isaac Garmain, and all 
my land lying between Daniel Pines river and Carmans 
river, on the east side of the highway that leads from 
Hempstead down into Hicks Neck ; Also all my rights 
in the undivided lands in Hempstead. I leave to my 
nephew, Benjamin Tredwell, " all my apparell and my 
military arms and horse furniture." I leave to my 
kinsman, Thomas Tredwell, son of my nephew, John 
Tredwell, all my light of land between Merick river 
and Daniel Pines river. I leave to Sarah Lawrence, 
wife of Adam Lawrence, Esq., and to Tredwell Waters, 



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son of my friend, Anthony Waters, all that tract of 
land which I own at Searingtown, on the north side of 
Hempstead Plains ; bounded east by the highway that 
leads from the Plain to Cow Neck, south by the road 
that leads to Searingtown, west by James Searing, and 
north by Samuel Searing. I leave to my kinswoman, 
Mary Tredwell, daughter of my nephew, John Tred- 
well, deceased, my silver punch bowl. I leave to my 
friend, William Totten, 15. [To a manumitted slave 
he leaves 20.] I make my wife Phebe, and my nephew 
Samuel, and my friend, David Jones, of Fort Neck, 
executors. Mentions " Hannah Bedell, daughter of my 
friend, Jeremiah Bedell, of Hempstead," and " my 
friend, Jacob Smith of Herricks, in Hempstead." 
. Dated July 23, 1745. Witnesses, John Hull, John 
Thurston Val, Hew Peters. Proved, before Adam 
Lawrence, Esq., December 2, 1747. 

[NOTE. " Herricks " is a place about three miles 
north-west of Mineola. It derives its name from Will- 
iam Herrick, who lived in Newtown. He was a 
younger brother of James Herrick, the first of the 
name in Southampton. The name Tredwell was com- 
monly pronounced " Treddle," and is so spelled in the 
foregoing will. W. S. P.] 

Page 213. In the name of God, Amen. I, EDMUND 
FOWLER, of East Chester, yeoman, being of sound mind. 
I leave to my eldest son Gilbert, .200, after the de- 
cease of my wife Rachel, or sooner if my executors 
think fit. . I leave to my son Edward all my lands in 
East Chester at a place called Hutchins, which I bought 
of Jasper Drake as by deed ; Also the lands and mead- 
ows I bought of Thomas Shute or his assignee, at 
Hutchins, aforesaid, except 7 acres of land and 2 acres 
of salt meadow and house, barn and Gristmill, lying 
north of the house and mills, and to be measured ad- 
joining to the same. And he is to pay to my son 
Solomon 50, when of age. My wife Rachel is to have 
the use of ^ of said lands. My executors are to sell the 



152 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

said 7 acres of lane and the house, barn, and mill, for 
the best price they can get, and the money to be put 
at interest for my son Solomon, when of age. I leave 
to my son Edward, 4 acres of salt meadows, which I 
bought of Samuel Fowler, lying at Hutchins. I leave 
to my wife Rachel the use of all the rest of my real 
estate for the use of herself, and for bringing up the 
children during twelve years. But if she dies, or is 
married, the executors are to sell all the rest of my 
estate, and to give good deeds to the purchasers. My 
wife is to have <300, and my best bed, etc., 10 silver 
spoons, a silver tumbler, and 6 tea spoons. The 200 to 
be paid to my son Gilbert out of the residuary estate. 
" My son Solomon is to be put at a School or Colledge, 
and give him learning fit to qualify him to be a Doctor." 
All the rest I leave to my 3 daughters, Rachel, Hannah, 
and Abigail. I make my wife Rachel and my friends, 
John Bartow and Anthony Bartow, executors. 

Dated November 30, 1747. Witnesses, Barthole- 
mew Foye, Nathan Palmer, Elizabeth Flood. Proved, 
before Israel Honeywell, Esq., January 5, I74g. 

Page 215. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
TURNER, of New York, ship wright, now entered on 
board the private man of war ship u Prince Charles," 
and bound on a privateering cruise against his majesty's 
enemies. Considering the uncertainty of life, I leave 
to my dearly beloved spouse, of my estate, and to 
my daughter Jane, and I make my loving spouse my 
executor. 

Dated December 21, 1745. Witnesses, Samuel Ting- 
ley, John Brant, Joseph Hildreth. Proved, February 
18, 1747, and the widow Anne Turner was confirmed 
as executor. 

Page 216. In the name of God, Amen. I, EBE- 
NEZER SMITH, of Smithtown, being weak and sick. I 
leave to my wife Anna the use of all lands herein left 
to my son Richard, during her widowhood, or until my 



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son comes of age. I leave to my eldest son Richard 
all my lands in Smithtown except as hereafter given ; 
Also 6 cows, etc., and he is to pay to my son Phineas 
50. I leave to my son Phineas, w r hen of age, all that 
lot of land on the west side of Nissequogue river, be- 
tween the lands of Obadiah Smith and Job Smith, being 
about 35 acres. If my executors think fit they may 
sell the same and put the money at interest. I leave to 
my 3 daughters, Temperance, Anna, and Hannah, 100 
each. Of the rest of my estate I leave to my son 
Phineas. Leaves to his son Richard certain negroes. 
I make my brothers, Captain Richard Smith and Job 
Smith, and my wife Anna, executors. 

Dated July 25, 1747. Witnesses, Jacob Munsell, 
Anna Smith, W. Nicoll, Jr. Proved, before Henry 
Smith, Esq., January 7, 



Page 218. In the name of God, Amen. I, ROELOFF 
ELTINGE, of the New Paltz, in Ulster County, being 
weak and sick. I leave to my son, Noah Eltinge, all 
and singular my farm, lands, meadows, dwelling house 
and tan vats and tan mill, and all appurtenances, now 
in my possession, situate and lying within or near the 
limits of the Patent of the New Paltz, on the south- 
east side of the Paltz creek, between the land of Solo- 
man Dubois and the land of Daniel Dubois ; Also all 
those lots on the north west side of the Paltz creek, 
and the land commonly called the Great piece, lying in 
two parcels ; Also all that the of -^, and -^ part of 
all the undivided lands within the bounds of the Pat- 
ent of the New Paltz, except as hereafter given ; Also 
of a certain tract of land by me purchased of Cor- 
nelius Dubois, the whole containing 528 acres ; which 
^ is the north west part thereof. My son Noah is to 
furnish my wife Sarah an honorable rnaintainance, 
that is of eating and drinking, lodging, apparell, attend- 
ance, and all other things necessary, and he is to pay 
to my daughter Jacomintie, wife of William Crede- 
back, 100, and to my grandson Roelof, son of my son 



154 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Abraham, late of Potumack, deceased, 100, and the 
same to my daughter Margaret. I leave to my son 
Josiah all those several lots of land in the Patent of 
New Paltz, which I have purchased of my brother-in- 
law, Abraham Dubois, with the dwelling house, and 
now in his occupation ; Also i of -J- and ^ part of the 
undivided lands ; Also ^ of the land I bought of 
Cornelius Dubois, and is the southeast part. And he 
is to pay 20 yearly to my wife, and 300 to my 
other children, and grand child, viz. : to my children, 
John, Noah, Janettie and Margaret, and my grand- 
child Roeloff. I leave to my eldest son John, for life, 
and then to his sons, Peter and Roeloff, of all my 
right in sundry lots in the Patent of New Paltz front- 
ing upon Hudson river, to begin at the distance of 1^ 
miles from the river, and to extend west so far as the 
lots extend. I leave to my sons Josiah and Noah all 
my f part of 2 lots of wood land lately laid out in the 
Patent, one of them on the west side of the Paltz 
river in the Pine woods, " by a spring between the 
Horpon and the Klyn Bontekoe ; " Also all my right 
in the woodland to the northwest of the lots of Daniel 
Dubois and Samuel Bevier, near the Hopon ; and the 
other lot is also on the west side of Paltz creek, 
adjoining south to the land of Isaac Le Fevre, and 
upon the Bever creek ; Also my undivided part of 
another lot of woodland, "lying between the Hopon 
and the Spaase See," which said tract was divided to 
the heirs of Christian Deyo. I leave to my daughter 
Margaret, wife of Abraham Bevier, my f of 2 lots of 
wood land on the west side of Paltz creek and adjoin- 
ing each other, and known as lots No. 3 and 4, "lying 
in a piece of land commonly called the Olynueton ; " 
Also all my right in Lot No. 1, lying between Mog- 
hoonck and a lot of Jan Le Fevre, " commonly called 
Fontyntre," which was also divided to the heirs of 
Christian Deyo. If my wife Sarah shall not be satis- 
fied to live with my son Noah, but shall choose to live 
with my son Josiah (She being of her natural senses 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 155 

at the time of such change) he shall allow her the 
same maintainance. I leave to my daughter Janettie, 
.40. To my son Noah, my negro man, wagons, oxen 
plows, etc. To my daughter Margaret a negro girl. 
To my son John all the money he owes to me. I leave 
to my grandson. Roeloff Eltinge, 100, due me from his 
father. To my son Noah, 100. I leave to iny son 
John a certain tract of land in Kingston with the Tan 
vats. All the rest to my children and grand children. 
If any of my children shall sell their land they shall 
give the preference to their brothers and sisters at the 
same price a stranger will pay. I make my sons 
executors. 

Dated October 29, 1745. Witnesses, Petrus Loww, 
Jean Le Fevre, F. Bruyn. Proved, before John Crook, 
Esq., January 13, 1747. 

Page 223. In the name of God, Amen. I, TEUJSTIS 
OOSTERHOUT, of Rochester, in Ulster County, yeoman, 
being sick and weary. I leave to my eldest son Jan, all 
that certain lot of low land, commonly called the Long 
Strick, lying on the north side of Mombaccus kill or 
creek, which was purchased by me from Hendrick 
Decker ; Also the wood-land purchased from him, ad- 
joining thereto ; Also all the wood-land I purchased 
of Jan Geritse Decker, and with the rest is now in pos- 
session of my son Jan, bounded east by the outway of 
Philip Dubois, south by the brow of the hill, next to 
the low land, west by the brow of the hill running 
along the east side of a run of water " called Het 
Lange Strick Killetie" (The Long streak little brook), 
and north by the commons of Rochester, with the 
house, barn, etc. And he is to pay 25 to my two 
grandsons Jacobus and Aldert, the sons of my son Al- 
dert, deceased. I leave to my son Petrus all that lot 
of low land on the south side of Mombaccus kill, 
which I have purchased of Hendrick Decker, lying be- 
tween the land of Philip Dubois and Jochem Schoon- 
niaker, and he is to pay to my daughter Engeltie, wife 



156 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

of Nicholas Keeler, 50. I leave to my son Henri- 
cus, all my farming lands, meadows, and dwelling 
house, brew house and barns, and grist mill, and saw 
mill with the fall and stream of water ; all lying in 
Rochester, on the north side of the Mombaccus kill or 
creek. And he is to pay to my daughter Margaretie, 
wife of Matthew Terwilleger, 50. I leave to my 
daughter Engeltie, wife of Nicholas Keeler, all that 
certain tract of woodland now in their possession, lying 
on the east side of the Wagon path running to Domi- 
nies Crepple Bosch (sivamp), bounded south by land 
given to my son Henricus, east and north by small 
runs of water, and west by the wagon path. I leave 
to my daughter Annettie, wife of Cornelius Hoornbeck, 
T V of a certain tract of land conveyed by the Trustees 
of Rochester to Cornelius Hoornbeck, by deed, January 
6, 172-|, for which he gave his bond to convey to me 
-X- part. I leave to my son Jan 6 shillings for his 
birth right. All the rest of my estate I leave to my 
children, Jan, Adrian, Kruyn, Johanys, Petrus, Henri- 
cus, Annettie, Margaritie, and Ariantie, wife of Har- 
men Rosenkrants, and Engeltie, and to my two grand- 
children Johanes and Allart Oosterhout. I desire my 
children to rest satisfied with this will, having assisted 
some of my children in their trades, and have given 
land to some of them by deed, and for the others I 
have paid considerable sums of money. I make my 
sons, Jan, Kruyn, and Henricus, executors. 

Dated June 14, 1735. Witnesses, Jacob DeWitt, 
John Schoonmaker, F. Bruyn, Jr. Proved, before John 
Crooke, Esq., July 2, 1747. 

Page 226. In the name of God, Amen, January 
14, 174$. I, EDWARD BUCKBEE, Sr., of Westchester, 
being very sick. I leave to my wife Hannah all my 
real estate during her widowhood, but if she marries, 
then all of niy estate is to be sold by my executors, 
and from the proceeds my eldest son Edward shall 
have 5 shillings, and the rest to be divided among all 



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my children, sons and daughters (riot named). I make 
my wife and my son Edward and Cornelius Hunt, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Simeon Palmer, Hezekiah Ferguson, John 
Hitchcock. Proved, before Israel Honeywell, Esq., 
February 11, 174. 

Page 227. In the name of God, Amen. I, RAPHAEL 
GOELET, of New York, painter and glazier, being very 
sick. I leave to my nephew Jacobus, son of my brother, 
Jacob Goelet, my silver watch and chain and seal. I 
leave to my nephew, Francis Goelet, son of my brother 
John, my clock and cane. To my nephew Isaac, son of 
my brother, Philip Goelet, my gun or fowling piece, 
my cartouch box, and my silver-hilted sword. I leave 
to my nephew, Matthew Lyne, son of my late sister, 
Aesie Lyne, deceased, my two best coats, one waistcoat, 
1 pair of breeches, 3 shirts, my neck-cloths, and all the 
gold and silver belonging to my body. All the rest of 
my wearing apparell I leave to my uncle Anthony 
Coessard's family, living at Raritan, in New Jersey. I 
leave to my God-son, Ernest Kip, son of my brother-in- 
law, Jacob Kip, 20. To my niece, Margaret Vandur- 
sen, daughter of Rachel Vandursen, 30. All the rest 
of my estate, real and personal, I leave ^ to my wife 
Breeckie, and the use of f for life, for her better and 
more comfortable support, and after her decease, to the 
children of my brothers, Jacob, John, and Philip, and 
the children of my sister, Aessie Lyne. I make my 
wife and my brother Jacob, and my good friends, Joseph 
Leddell and John Bogart, executors. 

Dated December 23, 1747. Witnesses, John Al- 
styne, Stephen Terhune, Simon Johnson. Proved, Jan- 
uary 7, 174|. 

Page 230. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHANES 
SCHENCK, of Bushwyck, in Kings County, Gent., being 
in a declining condition of body, I leave to my grand- 
son, Johanes Deyea, 10 and my silver-headed cane. 



158 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

To my grand son, Johanes Schenck, Jr., my small cane. 
The rest of my estate I leave to the children of my 
daughter Susanah, wife of Johanes Johnson, and to the 
children of my son Johanes, and to the children of my 
son Peter, deceased, and to the children of my daughter 
Margaritie, wife of John Strycker, and to the children 
of my daughter Cornelia, wife of Charles Deyea. I 
make my sons-in-law, John Strycker and Charles Deyea, 
executors. 

Dated January 4, 1745. Witnesses, Hendrick Van 
Ende, Joost Duryea, Cornelius Berrien, Jr. Proved, 
February 28, 1747. 

Page 231. In the name of God, Amen, August 31, 
1746, I, BICE NICHOLAS, of Staten Island, tailor, being 
very sick. I leave to my wife, Lucena, all household 
goods, " and my will is that my dere wife shall have 
the youse of all my estate." I leave to my son, Bice 
Nicholas, all that money " that is due in nu ingland ; 
the bond is in the hands of Mr. Clammen Miner." The 
money is to be paid by Elias Tomson, in the town of 
Westerly. I make my wife executor. 

Witnesses, John Vandevoort, Henry Lee Tourette, 
Nicholas Largeleil. Proved, before Walter Dongan, 
Esq., March 16, 174. 

Page 232. In the name of God, Amen, I, ANDREW 
WRIGHT, of Richmond County, school master, being 
weak in body. My executors are to sell all my estate, 
and after paying debts and funeral charges, the rest is 
to be for the maintainance of my wife Mary, and my 
two children, John and Jane, when of age. I make 
my friend, Paul Michaux, executor. 

Dated December 5, 1747. Witnesses, Abraham Yates, 
Benjamin Brittaine, Stephen Mercereau. Proved, be- 
fore Walter Dongan, March 16, 174. 

Page 233. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
HAVILAND, of Hunttington, in Suffolk County, " being 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLSLIBER 16. 159 

sick and apprehensive of my drawing near to the close 
of life." My executors are to sell, with all convenient 
speed, all my houses and lands in Hunttington, and all 
personal estate, and after the payment of debts, my 
widow is to have the use of the remainder, that she 
may be enabled to educate and bring up her children. 
If she marries, then my son John is to have .10, and 
the rest to all my children (not named}. I make 
Johanes Bergen, of Jamaica, and Benjamin Haviland, 
of Oyster Bay, executors, with my wife, Rachael. 

Dated August 31, 1747. Witnesses, Richard Denton, 
Richard Denton, Jr., Thomas Brush. Proved, March 
24, 174$. 

Page 234. In the name of God, Amen. I, JACOB MIL- 
LER, of New York, sadler, being of good disposing mind. 
I leave \ of my estate to my wife, Katharine, and 
the other half to my daughter, Katharine. 

Dated September 22, 1733. Witnesses, Cornelius 
Lodge, Abraham Lodge, Bartholomew Crannell. 
Proved, March 29, 1748. 

Page 236. In the name of God, Amen. I, WILLIAM 
JAMISON, of New. York, Gent., being weak in body. I 
leave to my son, David Jamison (if he shall incline to 
the study or be educated in the profession of the Law), 
all my law books, manuscripts, and precedents ; But 
if he be inclined to any other profession, then to Jami- 
son Johnson, Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, widow. 
I leave to my friends, Richard Nichols and Abraham. 
Huisman, each a gold ring. My executors are to put 
400 at interest for the support and education of my 
daughter in law [step-daughter'] Mary Campbell, during 
her life and then to her children. I give all my fur- 
niture and household stuff to my said daughter in law, 
Mary Campbell. I leave all the rest of my estate to 
my son David ; but if he dies, then to the children of 
Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, namely : John, David, and 
Tomasen ; provided the said John Johnson strictly per- 



ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

forms the directions of bis father's will ; I make my 
son David and Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, and Abraham 
Lodge, executors. 

Dated April 18, 1746. Witnesses, Cornelius Clop- 
per, Cornelius Clopper, Jr., James Mills. 

[NOTE added. The interest on the legacy left to 
Mary Campbell is to be paid to her and not to her hus- 
band. " And she is to have all her mother's wearing 
apparell, except a lace cloak which I leave to my son."] 
Proved, April 2, 1748. 

[NOTE. John Johnson, named above, was the son of 
John Johnson, of Hernpstead, who died in 1743. For 
his will see Vol. III. of this series, p. 397. W. S. P.] 

Page 238. In the name of God, Amen. Be it known 
and manifest to all people, that I, PHILIP GOELET, of 
New York, goldsmith, being in good health, I leave 
to my son Isaac, 5, to be paid by my executors when 
of age ; I leave to my loving mother in law, Catharine 
Boelen, her maintainance in my house and family ; I 
leave to my wife Catharine, all my estate, real and 
personal, during her widowhood, for the better bring- 
ing up of my under aged children, and she and the ex- 
ecutors have full power to sell (names of children not 
giveii}. I make my wife and my brothers, Jacob, John, 
and Raphael, executors. 

Dated February 20, 1743. Witnesses, John Bogart, 
Abraham Vandewater, William Ellis. Proved, April 4, 
1748. 

Page 239. In the name of God, Amen. I, HENRY 
SMITH, JR., of Brookhaven, in Suffolk County, mer- 
chant, being sick. I leave to my wife Ruth, .200, 
and the privilege of living in my house, except the 
west room ; also the use of my riding chair and sleigh. 
And my will is that my dear wife shall be handsomely 
and comfortably maintained out of my estate. And if 
she will convey to my son, Charles Jeffrey Smith, all 
her rights to lands and meadows in Smithtown, then 



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he shall pay to her 200, when he is of age ; and he . 
also to pay 100 when my daughter Elizabeth comes 
of age, and 100 when my daughter Martha comes of 
age. But if she will not do so, then my son, Charles 
Jeffrey Smith, shall have 600 more than is here given 
him. I leave to my said son all my houses and lands 
in Brookhaven and Smithtown, also 400, and my 
desks and clothing, and a new silver tankard that is 
making at Mr. Serniners in New York, and also of 
my movable estate. I leave to my daughters, Eliza- 
beth and Martha, each ^ of movable estate. I leave 
to my sister, Martha Smith, the privilege of living in 
the west room of my dwelling-house, with the privilege 
of sitting and keeping fire in the west fire room, and 
the privilege of cooking and working in the kitchen, 
and the use of the cellar while she remains unmarried. 
I leave to my brothers, William and Gilbert, and to 
my sisters, Mary Smith, Gloriana Brewster, and Martha 
Smith, each 10 for mourning. I leave to the church 
in Brookhaven, 6, and to the meeting house in Brook- 
haven, 3, and 5 to a meeting; house \vhen built in 

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Smithtown. I also leave 4 to buy a black burying 
cloth for the use of the town of Brookhaven. Also 15 
shillings a year for 10 years towards the support of a 
church minister in Brookhaven, if my executors think 
proper. I make my wife and my brother William 
executors. 

Dated March 25, 1747. Witnesses, Stephen Jayne, 
Nathaniel Satterly, Ebenezer Jones. Proved, before 
Henry Smith, Esq., April 9, 1745. 

Page 242. In the name of God, Amen. I, SAMUEL 
TREDWELL, of the town of Rye, in Westchester County, 
being very sick. I leave to my wife Margaret, 600, 
and a negro man and girl, and my sorrel horse and 
side saddle, and the use of all houses and lands for her 
support and bringing up of the children, until my son 
Samuel is of age and after that the use of one third. 
I leave to my eldest daughter, Gloriana, a negro boy, 



162 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

horse and saddle, and to my youngest daughter Mary, 
a negro girl. I leave to my son Samuel all houses and 
lands, and 100. Whereas my uncle, John Tredwell, 
of Hempstead, in his will gave me two parcels of land, 
as may appear, my executors are to sell the same, and 
the proceeds to be divided among my 3 daughters, 
Gloriana, Margaret, and Mary, when they are 18 years 
old or married. I make my wife Margaret, and my 
brother, Benjamin Tredwell, and my brother-in-law, 
John Thomas, executors. 

Witnesses, Christopher Isinghart, Peter Stringham, 
John Carhart. Proved, before Samuel Purdy, Esq., 
April 11, 1748. 

Page 244. In the name of God, Amen, February 
16, 1744. I, JOSEPH GREEN, of North Castle, in West- 
chester County, being sick, I leave to my wife a horse 
and saddle and the use of the west room for her main- 
tainance during widowhood. I leave to my son 
Joseph, l. To my son Caleb all my houses, mes- 
suages, and tenements, except 60 acres of land on the 
south side of the highway that goes to the North river 
and on the west side joining to Joseph Washburn's 
land, which I give to my son Gilbert. I leave to my 
son John, 60 (wife's name not given). I make my 
son Caleb, executor. 

Witnesses, Thomas Wright, Ariel Dickinson, Kobert 
Carpenter.' Proved, before Samuel Purdy, Esq., March 
22, 1747. 

Page 245. I, WILLIAM JOHNSON, leave to my 
honored father, Samuel Johnson, of County Down, in 
Ireland, all that I am possessed of from the sloop 
" Clinton," and all the rest of my estate. 

Dated October 19, 1745. Witnesses, Thomas 
Thompson, Sylvester Marvin, John Benson. Proved, 
January 12, 174$. 

Page 248. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
HAVILAND, of Rye, in Westchester County, yeoman. 



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being sick, my two sons, William and Killian are to 
have the use of all houses and lands, for the support of 
my wife Sarah, and for the bringing up of the chil- 
dren, and my wife is to have the privilege of living in 
my house so long as she remains my widow, and till 
my youngest son Joseph is of age. Then I leave all 
my houses and lands to my 5 sons, William, Samuel, 
John, Benjamin, and Joseph. I leave to my daughters 
Sarah, Charity, Margaret, Mary, and Elizabeth, all the 
rest of my movable estate. I leave to my son William 
10, as a bar to all claim as eldest son. I leave to my 
eldest daughter, Abigail, 60. I make my brother 
Thomas and my cousin, Benjamin Haviland, and my 
sons William and Samuel, executors. 

Dated March 11, 1747. Witnesses, Sarah Fowler, 
Thomas Carpenter, John Carhart. Proved, before 
Samuel Purdy, Esq., March 10, 1748. 

Page 248. In the name of God, Amen, November 
12, 1747. I, ROBERT YATES, of Schenectady, merchant, 
being sick, I leave to my eldest son, Joseph R. Yates, 
my large Dutch Bible in token of his being my first 
born. I leave to my two sons, Joseph R. Yates and 
Abraham Yates, all my real estate in the County of 
Albany, being 3 farms, and one half of a farm, and 2 
morgens of land, and a house and lot, with my tan yards, 
being one acre of low land and upland, as will appear 
by deeds. The first farm is on the north side of the 
Mogues river, below Schenectady, "at a place called 
the Boght, lying by the Aalplos." The second farm is 
on the south side of said river above Fort Hunter, now 
in possession of Sander Flipgie, the third farm lyes on 
the south side of the same river, also above Fort Hun- 
ter, and now in possession of Henry Lewis. And the 
one half of a farm lies above Fort Hunter by Schoharie 
Creek, " at a place called Caderede," and now in pos- 
session of Robert Sanders. The two morgens of land 
are in Schenectady on the south side of the town " upon 
Tesserows lant." The whole lot of ground where I now 



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live is in Schenectady and a Tan yard in the same town. 
I leave to Robert Yates, Jr., eldest son of my son 
Joseph R. Yates, all my undivided part of the house 
and lot in Albany, as my father Joseph Yates hath 
made it over to me, as may appear by his will. I leave 
to my two sons all my working tools, etc. My sons are 
to pay to my daughters, Elizabeth, wife of Ephraim 
Smith, and Sarah, wife of Jacobus Mynderse, 600, 
and to my two grand children, the children of my 
daughter Mary, the late wife of Gerritt Van Antwerp, 
.300, viz., Ariantie and Maria. My sons are to have all 
household goods, and my silver tankard and two silver 
cups. I make my sons executors. 

Witnesses, John Dellemont, Benjamin Allen, Abra- 
ham Dellemont. Proved before Myndert Schuyler, 
Esq., April 7, 1748. 

Page 251. In the name of God, Amen, May 14, 
1747. I, ALBERT COERTE, of Flatlands, in Kings County, 
being in good health. I leave to my son, Coerte Voor- 
hees, .25, for his birth right. My executors are to sell 
all my estate in Flatbush or elsewhere, and the money 
to be paid to my children, Coert Voorhees, Elizabeth, 
wife of Rutger Van Brunt, Mary, wife of John Noord- 
strandt, Margaret, wife of David Kevins, Aeltie, wife of 
Wilhelmus Stoothoff, and the children of my daughter 
Ann, who was the wife of Hendrick Cortelyou, and 
the children of my daughter Neeltie, who was the wife 
of Christopher Hooglandt. [The daughter Margaret was 
formerly the wife of Petrus Stoothoff, and had children.] 
I make my son, Coert Voorhees, and my sons-in-law, exe- 
cutors. 

Witnesses, Hermanus Hooglandt, Johanes Lott, Ja- 
cobus Nevius. Proved, April 14, 1748. 

Page 252. In the name of God, Amen, I, Louis 
CARRE, of New York, merchant, being greatly advanced 
in years. I leave to my wife Bridget all my real and 
personal estate during her life, for her comfortable liv- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 165 

ing and subsistence, and after her death to my three 
daughters, Mary Catherine Boudinot, Jane Tongrelow, 
and Catherine Pintard, and to my grand son Louis 
Carre, Jr. I make my wife and daughters, and my son- 
in-law, Mr. John Pintard, executors. 

Dated February 14, 1739. Witnesses, Peter Jay, 
John Aulrayriew, George Bradley. 

Codicil, August 30, 1743. His wife Bridget and his 
daughter Jane being then, dead, he leaves \ of his estate 
to his daughter, Mary Catherine Bondinot, and the 
other half to the three sons of his daughter Catherine 
Pintard, viz., Louis, John, and Samuel. 

Witnesses, Peter Jay, Philip Van Home, Kobert 
Crooke. Proved, April 13, 1748. 

[NOTE. Louis Carre was one of the Huguenot 
Colony in New York, and a man greatly respected. 
He lived in a house that belonged to the estate of 
Frederick Phillipse and is now No. 67 Pearl street 
W. S. P.] 

Page 255. In the name of God, Amen, October 8, 
1746, I, ROBERT MITCHELL, of Hempstead, in Queens 
County, being under bodily indisposition. I leave to 
niy wife Hannah the use of the farm on which I live, 
to bring up the children, until my son William is of 
age, and then she is to have the use of my house and 
that part of my plantation that I purchased of Abel 
Smith. And the part I bought of Bailey is to be sold 
at the discretion of my executors. I give to my son 
Jecomiah, 5 shillings, besides what I have given him. 
I give to my grand-son, Robert Mitchell, 5 shillings. 
My lands and rights of land in the South woods are 
to be sold, for the use of my sons, John, Robert, Will- 
iam, Thomas, Augustine, and Uriah. I leave to my 
daughters Phebe and Mary, .20, my daughter Hannah 
is to have a share. My executors are to sell my lot of 
meadow in Flushing. I leave to my son John, 50, 
and ^ of my weaving tackling. I leave my Patent 
Right in the Plains in Hempstead to all my children. 



166 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

I make my wife Hannah, and my respected friends, 
Richard Thorne, Benjamin Tredwell, and Cornelius 
Van Wyck, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Durland, Mary Rowland, Micah 
Smith. Proved, before Adam Lawrence, Esq., April 
22, 1748. 

Page 257. In the name of God, Amen, March 2, 
174|. I, ABRAHAM MANJST, "late of the Ferry in the 
Township of Brookland, yeoman," being sick. I leave 
to my wife Ruth ^ of all my estate, and all the inter- 
est money of my estate, which is to be put out at inter- 
est by my executors, for the support of herself and my 
child Ruthie, and after the death of my wife, then all 
to my daughter Ruthie ; If she dies, then to my 
father, Edward Mann. My executors are to sell my lot 
of ground in the city of New York, as by my deed ; 
Also my horses, watch and gun, sword, pistol, and as 
many other things as they think good. I leave to my 
wife 150. I make my father, Edward Mann, and my 
friend, Samuel Hopson, executors. 

Witnesses, Kendrick Suydam, Simon Boerum, 
Adrian Hegeman. Proved, May 6, 1748. 

Page 259. "I, MARY BURLING, of Flushing, and 
Relict of William Burling, notwithstanding my weak- 
ness of Body, being of Sound mind, for which I give 
thanks to God Almighty." "I do hereby dispose of 
what Temporal estate he hath made me Steward of." 
I leave to my sister, Charity Ernbree, my Caliminco 
quilted petticoat, etc. I leave to my son James the 
book called " Sewel's History," and to my son Samuel, 
the Quarto Bible, and his father's wearing clothes, 
remaining in ye chest. I leave to my daughter Mary 
the rest of my clothes and linnen and silver tea spoons, 
and my executors may sell all the rest of my estate, 
consisting partly of household goods ; Also ^ of my 
husband's estate which I am entitled to by his will. 
All the remainder, I leave to my children, James, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 167 

Samuel, and Mary, when they are of age. Mentions 
" My sister Eleanor Burliness children." I make John 
Embree and Benjamin Burling, executors. Dated 
September 4, 1746. 

Witnesses, Samuel Borden, Anne Borden, Samuel 
Doughty. Proved, before Adam Lawrence, Esq., May 
30, 1748. Benjamin Burling was then dead. 

Page 261. In the name of God, Amen, I, DANIEL 
CORWIN, of Southold, in Suffolk County, being very 
sick. I leave to my wife Elizabeth the use of my 
house and barn, and as much of my land lying between 
the two .roads as she shall see cause to improve, also 
my orchard and meadows during her widowhood ; 
Also all household stuff and two cows, and the mare I 
commonly ride. I leave to my son Nathan "all my 
land on the north side of the North Country road, 
called the new road," and he shall pay to my two 
grand-sons, Edward and Separate Corwin, each 5, 
when of age. I leave to my sons, Daniel, Jedediah, 
Silas, and John, all the rest of my lands and mead- 
ows, allowing my son Daniel the buildings on the 
premises, subject to their mother's improvement. 
All the rest of my personal property to my daughters, 
Mary Perry, Peletiah Osburn, Michell Sweezy, and 
my granddaughter Mehitabel Armstrong, and my 
four youngest sons, Daniel, Silas, Jedediah, and John. 
I make my wife Elizabeth and my son Nathan, ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated September 4, 1747. Witnesses, John White, 
John Williamson, Daniel Wells. Proved, before 
Brinley Silvester, Esq., October 6, 1747. 

[NOTE. Peletiah Osburn and Michell Sweezy were 
probably his daughters 1 husbands. W. S. P.] 

Page 262. In the name of God, Amen, November 
19, 1747, I, JOSIAH TOPPING, of the town of Southamp- 
ton, in Suffolk County, yeoman, being weak in body. 
I leave to my wife, Abigail, 5 besides her lawful 



168 ABSTEACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

rights; To my son Thomas, 5 shillings, and no more. 
To my daughter Esther, 5. To my daughter Ke- 
turah, 10. " I order my windmill to be sold by pub- 
lick vendue." I leave to my sons Abraham and Ed- 
ward all my lands, buildings, and commonages. I make 
Job Pierson, Esq., executor. 

Witnesses, John Cooper, Cornelius Pain, John 
Cooper, Jr. Proved, before Brinley Sylvester, Esq., 
December 23, 1747. 

[NOTE. Josiah Topping lived at Bridge Hampton, 
on or near the homestead of the late Dr. Levi D. Wright. 
The windmill was a very conspicuous feature in the 
landscape in Bridge Hampton village, and was there 
till very recent years. W. S. P.] 

Page 263. In the name of God, Amen, February 
19, 174-J, I, DAVID GARDINEK, of Southold, in Suffolk 
County, being sick. I leave to my wife, Elizabeth, the 
use of all lands and meadows until my three youngest 
children are brought up to the age of eight years, and 
after that the thirds of all lands and meadows during 
widowhood and no longer ; I also leave her my horse 
and chair and one-third of all movable stuff. I leave to 
my son, John Gardiner, all my lands, buildings, and 
meadows, except as above. I leave to my eldest daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Osman, 5 shillings, and to my second 
son, David Gardiner, 80 when of age ; all the rest of 
my personal property to my children, Martha, Mary, 
Cloe, Joseph, Lion, Crispus, Gaius, and Juliana. I make 
my wife and my son John executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Wickham, Samuel Corwin, James 
Reeve. Proved, March 23, 174. 

[NOTE. David Gardiner died March 2, 174$, aged 
43. He was the son of David Gardiner, who was the 
son of David Gardiner, the second Lord of Gardiner's 
Island. He inherited from his father a large farm at 
Pesapunk Neck, in Southold. His wife was Elizabeth 
Wickham. Both are buried in the Mattituck burying 
ground. W. S. P.] 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 169 

Page 265 " In the name of God, And Man," I, NA- 
THANIEL MATHER, of Southold, in Suffolk County, 
Minister of the Gospel, being weak in body. My house 
and lot where I live, and all movable property except 
as hereafter mentioned, are to be sold by my executors, 
and the money to be put to use till my second son, 
Ebenezer, is of age, and then to be paid to my two 
sons, Increase and Ebenezer. Whereas my eldest son, 
Increase, hath received a piece of land at the price of 
55, purchased by me, therefore my son Ebenezer is to 
have 50 when of age, and the rest equally divided, 
and all my plate, silver spoons, also my small books. 
All my provisions, pork, beef, wheat, etc., are to be 
wholly at the disposal of my nurse, Mary Wiggins. I 
make Isaac Ilowell and John Conkling, son of Henry 
Conkling, executors. 

Dated November 26, 1747. Witnesses, Joshua 
Youngs, David Brown, Philip Leek. Proved, March 
28, 1748. 

Page 266." In the name of God, Amen, Ye 4 of 
May, in ye year of Our Lord God, 1 743," I, CHRISTOPHER 
FOSTER, of Southampton, in Suffolk County, being weak 
of body. I leave to my daughter, Abigail Haines, 
" the bed and furniture whereon I now lye, with the 
curtains thereto, and my Great Bible, and my trunk and 
silver cup, and four silver spoons ; also my ,50 right 
of land at Little Noyack, meadows, mill pond and now 
in her possession. I leave to my grandson, Foster 
Johues, all my lot of laud in Southold, and ^ right of 
commonage ; but if he dies, then to his brother, Samuel 
Johnes, and if he dies, then to his sister. I leave to my 
granddaughter, Mary Johnes, one feather bed and the 
calico curtains in the new chamber. I leave to Chris- 
topher Foster, son of Joseph Foster, at his father's de- 
cease, my house and home lot, and my land at Wicka- 
pogue, and my meadow at Halsey's neck and Cooper's 
neck and on the West neck. I leave to my cousin, 
Joseph Foster, all my tools and oxen, and my old mare 



170 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 16. 

and 2 cows, and all the rest of my lands, meadows, and 
commonages, and make him executor. All the rest of 
my personal property I leave to my grandchildren and 
to my daughter, Abigail Haines. My cousin, Chris- 
topher Foster, son of Joseph, is to have my gun, sword, 
and cane, and silver buttons. 

Witnesses, Obadiah Howell, Timothy Howell, James 
Pierson. 

Codicil. I leave to my cousin, Joseph Foster, all the 
lands and meadows that in my will is given to my 
daughter, Abigail Haines, and to my grandson, Foster 
Johnes, and also the land and meadow I have given to 
my cousin, Joseph Foster, that I have not given to his 
son Christopher Foster. I leave to my daughter, Abi- 
gail Haines, my cupboard and looking-glass, warming 
pan, chest and great iron pot ; and I leave to my cousin, 
Joseph Foster, all the dung in my yard, and all my 
wheat. 

Dated April 24, 1746. Witnesses, John Mackie, 
Obadiah Howell, John Howell, Jr. Proved, April 13, 
1748. 

[JSToTE. Christopher Foster was Town Clerk of 
Southampton for 25 years. The above will was super- 
seded by a deed given on March 13, 174^, by which he 
conveyed to his cousin, Joseph Foster, all his dwelling 
house and home lot and close at Wickapogue. The 
home lot now belongs to Edward H. Foster, Esq. The 
close at Wickapogue is probably the farm formerly of 
Paul Foster, now of Mrs. Jessie Fowler. The daughter 
Abigail married David Haines. W. S. P.] 

Page 269. In the name of God, Amen, October 30, 
1745, I, HENDKICK GESENER, of Tappan, in Orange 
Country, being sick. My executors are to sell personal 
property to pay debts. I leave to my wife Elizabeth 
all my estate for life, but in case she should be willing 
that my real estate should be sold, then from the pro- 
ceeds my son John is to have 150, and the rest is to 
remain in my wife's hands for her support. After her 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 171 

decease I leave to my son John all real and personal 
estate remaining, except 1 negro woman, which I give 
to my daughter Gerittye, wife of Jacob Valentine, and 
my son John is to pay her 100. I discharge several 
bonds which I have against Jacob Valentine. I make 
my wife Elizabeth, and my trusty friends, Isaac Blau- 
velt and Johanes Ferdon, executors. 

Witnesses, Johanes Waldron, Gerritt Eckerson, 
Johanes Vlierboom. Proved, July 16, 1748. 

Page 270. In the name of God, Amen, March 11, 
1748, I, PETER PARLICA, of Staten Island, boatman, 
being very sick. I leave all my estate to my three 
children, " but if nay wife is like for another child, 
then to my four children." My son Peter is to have 3 
more than the rest. My wife Martha is to remain in 
possession during her widowhood (other children not 
named). I make my wife and Henry La Tourette, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Holmes, John Grandain. 
Proved, May 24, 1748. 

Page 272. "I, AMOS WILLITTS, of Islip, in Suffolk 
County, yeoman, being of sound mind." I leave to my 
eldest son Samuel all lands and meadows in Huntting- 
ton, also a share of the meadow in ye neck where I 
now live, and an equal share with his brothers in the 
Pine Plains, and an equal share with his brothers in 
the lands and place where I live in Hempstead, with 
the privilege of cutting timber on the neck to fence 
his stacks and a conveniency for foddering his cattle 
on the upland. I leave to my four sons, John, Amos, 
Joseph, and Thomas, all my lands, meadows, houses, 
and mills, I have at the South, where I now live, when 
they are of age, and all my farming and blacksmith 
tools. I leave to my wife Rebecca, the use of all my 
movable estate during widowhood, and the use of ^ of 
my lands, and the whole profit of the grist mill, for 
the bringing up of my children. " My land that lyes 



172 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEE 16. 

on the main" is to be sold to pay debts; what is left is 
to go to my youngest son Thomas (mentions daugh- 
ters not named}. I make my trusty friend and cousin, 
Richard Willetts, Jr., and Daniel Willetts, both of 
Islip, and Samuel Underbill, of Oyster Bay, executors. 
Dated March 17, 1746. Witnesses, John Mowbray, 
Nathan Smith, Joseph Saxton. Proved, before Henry 
Smith, Esq., June 6, 1748. 

Page 273. In the name of God, Amen. I, ABBA- 
HAM HTJISMAN, of New York, merchant, being infirm. 
I leave t Hendrick Gerritt, the son born in wedlock 
of Abraham Blanche and Maria Von Buldren, of 
Gronigen in the United Provinces, all my wearing 
linnen, and my diamond ring. I leave to Rowina 
Helena, daughter of said Abraham Blanche, all the 
household linnen and plate. I leave to Joseph Murray 
and Richard Nicholls, of New York, Gentlemen, each 
.70, as a reward for their trouble in executing this 
will ; Also 20, to buy them mourning. I leave to 
my servant, Josiah Crane, 300, and his choice of my 
negroes, in consideration of his faithful service. I 
leave to Joseph Murray and Richard Nicholls, my 
house and land, in trust, to sell the same, and all the 
rest of my personal property, and to pay the proceeds 
to the said Hendrick Gerritt and Rowina Helena, to 
be held in the custody of their mother. I make 
Joseph Mico, executor of all my estate in London, and 
Joseph Murray and Richard Nicholls, executors for all 
my estate in America. 

Dated May 4, 1748. Witnesses, George Hinson, 
John Barnett, Joseph Webb, Jr. 

Codicil. I leave to Josiah Crane, 125 additional, 
and a silver mug. To Mr. Simon Soumaine, 75. 

Dated June 12, 1748. Witnesses, Peter Evertse, 
William Conihane. Proved, June 20, 1748. 

Page 276. In the name of God, Amen. Know all 
men by these presents that I, GEORGE REMSEN, of the 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 173 

Pond, in the Precinct of Haverstraw, being weak in 
body, this 26 of March, 1 744. I leave to my eldest 
son, Rem Remsen, my large Bible for his birthright. I 
also leave to my son, Rem Remsen, 10 acres of land at 
the south end of my home lot joining to the land of 
Johanes Muts. I leave to my three daughters, Anne, 
Ariete, and Lambatie, a certain lot of land lying at the 
Pond, at a place called Pines Ridge, adjoining to 
Demarest Kill, on the east side thereof, and south to 
the land of Alexander Weaver, and east and north by 
land of John Polhemus, deceased ; Also a lot at the 
Pond at a place called the English Ridge, " lying on 
the west side of the Kings road, adjoining a small 
brook, on the east side of the said land, and on the 
south to the Kill of the Beast, and north by Jacob 
Polhemus." I leave to my grand children George 
Polhemus and Lambatie Polhemus, a certain lot of 
land lying on the English Ridge, on the east side of 
the Kings road, bounded south by Jacob Polhemus, 
west by the Kill of the Beast, north by Jacob Polhe- 
mus, deceased, being 40 acres. My executors are to 
sell a lot of 100 acres, at the Pond, adjoining Demarest 
Kill, and on the south side of the Kill of the Beast. I 
leave to my son, Theodorus Remsen, after the death of 
my wife Sarah, all my home lot at the Pond, bounded 
north by the land of Theodorus Snedeker, east by 
Rem Uemsen, south by Johanes Muts and William 
Felter, and west by the Kill of the Beast ; Also a 
piece of meadow on the west side of the Kill of the 
Beast, belonging to the home lot. I leave all house- 
hold goods, after the death of my wife, to my three 
daughters. My wife Sarah is to have all the use of ^ 
of the estate during her life. I make my wife and 
my son Theodorus, executors. " Subscribed at the Pond 
in the Precinct of Haverstraw." 

Witnesses, William Jones, Paulus Vandervoort, 
Johanes Cuiper. Proved, May 12, 1748. Theodorus 
Remsen was then dead. 

[NOTE. The "Pond" above mentioned is now 



174 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Rockland Lake in Rockland County. "Demarest 
Kill" is the upper part of Hackensack river. The 
" Kill of the Beast " is a brook flowing into Hacken- 
sack river. Congers station is on the farm which in 
ancient times belonged to Theodoras Snedeker. 
W. S. P.] 

Page 279. In the name of God, Amen, May, 1747. 
I, JOHN HOWELL, of Southampton, in Suffolk County, 
being weak in body. I leave to my wife Rebecca, 
the south end of my dwelling house and the west 
end of my barn, and ^ my cellar and all my kitchen, 
and my home lot, lands, meadows and Commonage, 
so long as she remains my widow and bears up my 
name ; but otherwise, then as the Law directs ; Also 
all my movable estate, hoping that she will give por- 
tions to my son Timothy and my two youngest daugh- 
ters. I leave to my son Ebenezer ray house and home 
lot he now lives in on the other side of the pond, 
which I had of James Cooper, and my little close at 
First neck, adjoining to Obadiah Rogers, and runs 
south to an old ditch, which runs from the highway 
down to the middle of the swamp, and then to run 
along the middle of the swamp to Josiah Howell's 
north east corner of his close, and is bounded west by 
Thomas Stephens, and contains about six acres ; Also 
3 lots of meadow on the Beach, Nos. 16, 17, 29, and ^ 
my lot of meadow at Shinecock, which I bought of 
Jonathan Rayner ; Also one half of my meadow at 
Accobog, in Long Neck, in partnership with Captain 
White ; Also a lot of woodland at Sandy Hollow, 
adjoining the Seponack road, being 8 acres, which fell 
to me in the division with Thomas Jessup, and is in 
Lot No. 47 ; Also one quarter of the undivided land 
in said lot, and of my land in the Great North Divi- 
sion, and of a 50 right of Commonage east of Canoe 
Place, and ^ of my Commonage west of Canoe Place. 
And there shall be a passing road through my Sandy 
Hollow Lot for my two sons. I leave to my son, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 175 

Timothy Ho well, my close of land at Toilsome, which 

1 had of Jedediah Howell, except 3 acres at the south- 
west corner which my son John bought with his own 
money and belongs to him, with a passing road ; Also 

2 acres in my Little Plain close on the east side, and 
two lots of meadow on the South Beach, Nos. 10 and 
37 ; Also of a 50 of Commonage east of Canoe Place, 
and ^ the divided land at Sandy Hollow, and of my 
land in the Great North Division, and ^ of my lot of 
meadow at Shinecock, that I had of the Raynors ; 
Also of the undivided land in Lot No. 47, and \ my 
meadows at Long Neck at Accoboge and ^ of my lands 
west of Canoe Place, and of my meadow in Birch 
Neck. I leave to my sons John and Ebenezer, and my 
daughters Rebecca and Johana, 5 shillings each, and to 
my two grand sons, John Howell and Charles Howell 
of Cohansey, 20 shillings each. My son Timothy and 
my younger daughter I leave with my wife to give 
them what she can spare. I make my wife and my 
son John, executors. 

Witnesses, Obadiah Howell, Joseph Foster, Richard 
Howell. Proved, April 13, 1748. 

[NOTE. The home lot mentioned is probably the 
present home lot of Mr. John Kilbreth, on the east 
side of Main street, Southampton. The house and lot 
left to his son Ebenezer, is probably the homestead, 
now or late, of Edward Cook Reeves', on the west side 
of First Neck Lane. The Little Close at First Neck, 
is the south part of the lot of Edward P. Huntting. 
It was sold by Ebenezer Howell to Zephaniah Rogers, 
November 10, 1769; from him it descended to Captain 
Albert Rogers, who sold it to William Huntting. The 
Sandy Hollow land is the first woodland on the north 
side of Seponack lane. W. S. P.] 

Page 281. Will of Maria Gerrittse, in Dutch. (See 
Appendix.) 

Page 283. In the name of God, Amen, August 9, 
1734, I, WILLIAM KETTLEHUYN, of Saraghtoque, in the 



176 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 16. 

County of Albany, being in perfect health. I leave to 
my wife Maria, all my lands at Saragtoque, which I 
bought of Cornelius Van Dyke, being ^ of the lands, 
divided and undivided, and all that tract of land on the 
north side of Fish creek, and all my lands in the Manor 
of Rensselaerwyck on the west side of Hudson river, 
where I formerly lived ; and all the land I own in com- 
pany with Philip Livingston, above Sarogtoque, and 
of the sawmill, with the privilege in company with 
Philip Livingston and Cornelius Cuyper ; also all my 
personal estate for her natural life. I leave to William 
De Ridder, ^ of the land and farm I now live on, and 
y^of the undivided lands, after my wife's decease. And 
I leave ^ of the remaining lands to the children of 
Wouter Vanderyee and Antye Beachew, deceased ; 
and to my wife's brothers and sisters. I leave to the 
children of Walraven Clute, Antye, Maria, and Will- 
iam, each a negro slave or the value. I make my wife 
Maria, executor. 

Witnesses, Philip Livingston, Jan Stevenson, Johanes 
De Forest. Proved, June 27, 1748. 

Page 285. In the name of God, Amen. I, PHILIP 
PLATT, of Hunttington, in Suffolk County. I leave .to 
my eldest son Philip, the lot I bought of Samuel Teed, 
and 3 acres of upland joining to Daniel Wickes and 
Joseph Lewis, and an acre lying up the Hollow towards 
Cow Harbor, called the " old well or barn yard ; " and 
my share in the Commonage meadow in Hunttington 
Great Neck, and |- of the nursery of apple trees on the 
land I bought of Samuel Teed ; also all my lands at 
Windsor, Connecticut ; Also all my clothes and <5 ; I 
leave to my son, Obadiah, my homestead, with the 
buildings, and all my land joining the south road and 
to Joseph Lewis, and 6 acres joining the land of Samuel 
Stratton, called the young orchard, and 2 acres of wood- 
land lying between the paths that lead from Town to 
Cow Harbor, and from the harbor to Cow Harbor ; and 
he is to pay to my other children 100, when my son 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 16. 177 

John is 14 years old. My executors are to sell of a 
j100 right in the Old Purchase of Hunttington, and ^ 
of the money is to be paid to my son Philip, and the 
rest to my sons Obadiah, John, and Selah. All the rest 
of my estate to be sold at vendue, and -^ of the proceeds 
to my wife Phebe, and the rest to my children, Phebe, 
Mary, John, Elizabeth, and Selah. I make John Platt, 
Isaac Brush, Jr., and Eliphalet Wickes, executors. 

Dated December 13, 1747. Witnesses, Joseph 
Wickes, Dennis Heart, Jr., Ephraim Kellam, Proved, 
May 21, 1748. 

Page 287. In the name of God, Amen, I, BENJAMIN 
MOORE, of Goshen, in Orange County, tailor, being weak 
of body. I leave to my eldest son, Benjamin, all my 
lands and estate when he is of age ; also my gun and 
sword, and he is to pay to my other son, Nathan, 25 ; 
my wearing clothes to be divided among them ; all the 
rest of my estate to my 3 daughters, Anna, Margaret, 
and Mary. I make Joseph Allison and Richard Alli- 
son executors. 

Dated August 6., 1746. The daughter Margaret is 
married, but her husband's name is not given. Wit- 
nesses, Alexander Smith, Henry Wesner, Anthony Car- 
penter. Proved, April 25, 1748. 

Page 288. In the name of God, Amen, I, WILLIAM 
CIIAKLONTON, being of sound mind. I leave to my be- 
loved friend, William Taylor, all debts due to me, and 
all personal goods, and especially all I may have on board 
the " Antelope " privateer, Captain Amory command- 
ing, and I make him executor. 

Dated August 26, 1747. Witnesses, Jonathan 
Deniston, John Marshall, John Mclntyre. Proved, 
July 5, 1748. 

Page 289. Will of VAN DEN LENIGEN, in Dutch 
language. (See Appendix.) 

Page 290. September 19, 1745, I, CORNELIUS WYN- 
KOOP, in Ulster County. I leave to my eldest son 



178 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Johanes, for his birthright, my Great Bible and Great 
Dutch Psalm Book, and .3. I leave to my 4 sons, 
Johanes, Adrian, Cornelius, and Petrus, 50. All the 
rest to my 8 children, Judike, Elizabeth, Cornelia, 
Johanes, Catharine, Lea Adrian, Petrus, and Maria. I 
make my three eldest children and my brother Johanes. 
and my wife Hendrica, executors. 

Witnesses, Anthony Crosbel, Johanes Laylandt, Dirck 
Wynkoop. Proved, April 3, 1747. His wife was 

then dead. The daughter, Judike was the wife of 

Dubois. Elizabeth was the wife of - - Dumon. Cor- 
nelia was the wife of Van Dusen. 

Page 291. In the name of God, Amen, I, SARAH 
TEN EYCK, widow of Coenrad Ten Eyck, of New York, 
Bolter, being sick. I leave to my daughter Sarah, wife 
of Anthony Ten Eyck, \ of all my estate, real and per- 
sonal. The other half to my trusty friends, Abraham 
Van Wyck, shop keeper, and my son in law, Anthony 
Ten Eyck, and Mr. Theodoras Van Wyck, shop keeper, 
in trust, to support my daughter, Elizabeth, wife of 
Mr. John Clopper, while her husband is living, and if 
she survives him then she is to have the whole. If she 
dies before him, then it is to go to my daughter Sarah. 
I make them executors. 

Dated February 16, 1747. Witnesses, David Abeel, 
Joris Brinckerhoff, Dinah Brinckerhoff. Proved, July 
8, 1748. 

Page 294. George Clinton, Captain-General and 
Governor, etc., Whereas, COENRAD TEN EYCK, by his 
will, May 27, 1744, made his wife, Sarah, executor, 
and whereas she js since deceased, Letters of Admin- 
istration are granted to Anthony Ten Eyck and Abra- 
ham Van Wyck, July 8, 1748. 

Page 295. "To all Christian People to whom these 
presents may come, know ye that I, HENRY JENKINS, of 
New York, leather dresser " I leave to my wife Martha 



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the house and ground in a street called Golden street, 
bounded on one side next door to John Killmaster, 
and on the other side next door to the house belong- 
ing to Mrs. Hooks, with all the furniture, etc. " That 
is to say, that the said Martha Jenkins, my wife, shall 
not be an heir of the same, until it pleases Almighty 
God to take me out of this world." 

Dated October 6, 1742. Witnesses, Simon Lam- 
berton, Thomas Child. Proved, July 23, 1748. 

Page 295. In the name of God, Amen, I, JAMES 
COLWELL, mariner, and now bound on a cruise against 
his majesty's enemies. I leave to my loving friend, 
Nicholas De Forest, my whole estate, and all owing to 
me on board the " Draggon," Captain Weyman, Com- 
mander ; and all goods owned by me on board the 
Man of War, " Dread naught," Captain Rodrick, Com- 
mander. And I make Nicholas De Forest executor. 

Dated November 6, 1747. Witnesses, James Ward, 
Isaac Van Heren Cashel. Proved, July 29, 1748. 

Page 296. In the name of God, Ameu, January 12, 
1 747, I, MARTHA SEARLE, of New York, widow, to pre- 
vent all manner of trouble and confusion in my relation 
to the little estate, it has pleased God Almighty to 
bless me, I make my sister Mary Weyman executor, 
and leave her all my estate, consisting of all my wearing 
apparel, and a bed with all the bed clothes at Mrs. Tea- 
born 's on Long Island. 

Dated, Kings County on Long Island. Witnesses, 
Fred Cornwell, Leandert Foquett. Proved, August 2, 
1748. 

Page 299. In the name of God, Amen, May 22, 
1747. I, DANIEL SAYRE, of Southampton, in Suffolk 
County, Esquire, being in age and weak in body. All 
my houses, lands, and meadows in Southampton are to 
be sold by way of Publick vendue, by my executors. I 
leave to my son Daniel, 20, and my pistol, and 1 



180 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

silver spoon. I leave to my daughter, Hannah Smith, 
50, in a bond payable April 1, next, by John Conk- 
ling. I leave to my daughter, Mary Ludlam, ,20, and 
to her three daughters, Mary, Sarah, and Phebe, 10 
each, if they live to be 16. I leave to my daughter, 
Anne Moore, 50, and a silver spoon. I leave to my 
grand son, Daniel Sayre, son of Ethan Sayre, deceased, 
30. I leave to my grand son, Silas Sayre, son of 
Silas Sayre, deceased, 30, if he live to be of age. I 
leave all the rest of my estate to my 12 grand children, 
viz. : the six children of my son Ethan, Sarah, Eliza- 
beth, Abigail, John, Nathaniel, and Noah. And the 6 
children of my son Silas, Sarah, Ezekiel, Elizabeth, 
Abigail, Hannah, and David, if they live to be of age. 
I make John Sayre, and my grand son, Thomas Cooper, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Henry Howell, Phebe Howell, John 
Cooper, Jr. Proved, before Brinley Silvester, June 16, 
1T48. 

Page 300. In the name of God, Amen. I, PETER 
BONDT, of New York, Cooper, being in good health. I 
leave to my son Peter, 10, in full for his claim as 
heir at law ; Also one fifth of all my estate. I leave to 
my son John, one fifth, and he is to pay to my daugh- 
ter Mary or her heirs by her first husband, 10. I 
leave to my son Abraham, one fifth. To my son 
Jacob, one fifth. And one fifth to my daughter Mary, 
now living in Milleken town at the head of James 
River in Virginia. I make my sons executors. 

Dated May 26, 1746. Witnesses, John Thomson, 
Samuel Brown, Henry De Forest. 

Page 302. In the name of God, Amen. I, ROBERT 
PERRY, of New York, mariner. I leave to my trusty 
friend John Peper of New York, mariner, all my 
worldly effects and make him executor. 

Dated November 28, 1745. Witnesses, John Brown, 
Garret St. Leger, Thomas Bolenna. Proved, August 
3, 1748. 



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Page 303. In the name of God, Amen, August 30, 
1747. I, PETER SIMSON, in Bateman (Beekman) Pre- 
cinct in Duchess County, yeoman, being very sick. I 
leave to my wife Mary, my gray horse and saddle, and 
she is not to be disturbed of them. I leave all mova- 
ble estate to my children, and they are to bring in to 
my executors a just account of what they have re- 
ceived, and it is to be reckoned on their account. I 
leave to my sons Joseph and Peter, the farm I now 
live on, and they are to pay all debts, "and take a 
good motherly care of their mother, to keep her in 
sickness and health." "And you are to keep your 
brothers Abel and Isaac a suitable time for to go to a 
trade ; and take a brotherly care of your sisters Lorina 
and Hannah, and bring them up in a Christian like 
manner." I make Theodoras Van Wyck, John Car- 
man, and Peter Simsou, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Barker, William Humphrey, 
Joshua Choplin. Proved, before Bartholomew Crom- 
well, Esq., November 2, 1747. 

Page 304. In the name of God, Amen. I, RICHARD 
STILLWELL, of Staten Island, Gent., being at this time 
in New York, sick. I leave to my sister, Mary Sea- 
brook, widow, who lives with me, all my farm and 
Plantation on Staten Island with all lands, to her and 
her heirs and assigns for ever. And I make her and 
my esteemed friends, Paul Michaux and Daniel Corsen, 
executors. 

Dated March 25, 1748. Witnesses, John Van Gel- 
der, Joshua Slidell, John Chambers. Proved, August 
11, 1748. 

Page 305. "And the said WILLIAM WILY, consid- 
ering the uncertainty of life." I leave to my wife 
Martha of my estate, and the rest to my daughters, 
Hester and Isabella. I make my wife executor, and in 
case of her death, then to Alexander Wiley. 

Dated July 10, 1746. Witnesses, John Percival, 



182 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Hugh Wheley, Matthew Jackson. Proved "by the 
oath of the executors, the witnesses being beyond 
sea," August 17, 1748. 

Page 306. I, ANDKEW NICOLL, of New York, Gent., 
Captain Lieutenant of the Independent Company, com- 
manded by Captain Hubert Marshall. My executors 
are to sell all that my tract of 1,000 acres of land in 
Orange County near the Highlands, now in tenure of 
William Postler. From the proceeds my executors 
are to put at interest 200, for the maintainance and 
education of Susannah Nicoll, daughter of George 
Nicoll, late of New York, deceased, until she is of age 
or married, and then to be paid to her. If she die, 
then to Elizabeth Nicoll, widow of said George Nicoll 
and mother of said Susannah. I leave to Richard 
Nicoll, of New York, attorney-at-law, 60. To Hille- 
gonda Bayard, widow, 30. To George Burnet, of 
New York, shop keeper, 20. To Helen Nicoll, widow 
of my brother, James Nicoll, late of Aberdeen in North 
Britain, 20. But if she be not living, then to Rev. 
James Oram, Chaplain of the Forces in this Province. 
I leave all the rest of my estate to Rev. James Oram 
and Richard Nichols, and I make them and George 
Burnet, executors. 

Dated June 28, 1746. Witnesses, John Burnet, 
James Emott, John McCreary. Proved, August 17, 
1749. 

Page 308. In the name of God, Amen, December 
20, 1744, I, HANNAH TEED WELL, widow of Thomas 
Tredwell, now of Smith town, in Suffolk County, being 
in perfect health. I leave to my son, Timothy Tred- 
well, with whom I now live, all my interest and rights 
in the buildings on the farm where he now lives, at 
Sunken Meadows. I leave to my eldest daughter, 
Elizabeth Halstead, 20, and one third of my apparel 
and furniture. I leave to my grand-daughter, Phebe 
Tredwell, the child of my daughter Charity, 10, 



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and of apparell, etc. To my granddaughter, Mary 
Smith, the other daughter of my daughter Charity, 
10 and ^ of apparell. I leave to my daughter, Hannah 
Sands, 20. To my son, Thomas Star Tredwell, 40. 
I leave all the rest to my sons Benjamin, Samuel, and 
Thomas Star Tredwell, and to my grandchildren, 
Thomas, John, Samuel, and Mary Tredwell, children 
of my son, John Tredwell, deceased. I leave to my 
son in law, Benjamin Smith, 5 shillings. I make my sons 
Benjamin and Timothy, executors. 

Dated December 20, 1744. Witnesses, James 
Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Anne Webb. Proved, Au- 
gust 26, 1748. 

[NoTE. The homestead of this family was Tred- 
well's neck, in Sniithtown, west of Sunk meadows. 
W. S. P.] 

Page 310. In the name of God, Amen. I, HER- 
MANN VAN GELDER, JR., of New York, carpenter, being 
sick. I leave all my estate to my brother John, and 
my sisters, Teuntie and Sarah. If they die under age, 
then to my uncle, John Van Deursen, of New York, 
cordwainer, and my aunt Elizabeth, wife of John Man, 
cordwainer. I make my uncle, John Van Deursen, and 
John Man, executors. 

Dated May 29, 1748. Witnesses, Peter Sayre, 
Abraham Van Deursen, Isaac Van Deursen. 

Page 312. In the name of God, Amen. I, WILLIAM 
CLARK, mariner, belonging to the " Greyhound," Priva- 
teer, of New York, Richard Jeffrey Commander. But 
now on board his Majesty's Ship of war " Ambuscade," 
Richard Gwynn, commander, being sick. "My body 
I commend to the earth or sea ; " I leave all my estate 
to my well beloved friends, Thomas Wight and John 
Turner, surgeon and carpenter of said privateer, and 
they are to pay 20 pieces of 8 to Alexander Patten. 
I make them executors. 

Dated June 23, 1747. Witnesses, James Thompson, 



184 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Paul Hedges, Nathaniel Gordon, W. Smith. Proved, 
September 1, 1748. 

Page 313. In the name of God, Amen, February 
13, 1710, I, ADOLPH MYER, of Harlem, yeoman, being 
sick. I leave to my eldest son Johanes, the quantity 
of 2 morgens of land, in liew of his pretence as heir 
at law, part thereof being in his possession, where 
he now lives. I leave to my son Adolph " my 
Gunn and my Kane." I leave to my grandsons that 
are named after . me, each a pair of Gold buttons, 
and to my granddaughters that are named after my 
wife each a gold ring. I leave to my daughter Anne, 
<8, and such a setting out as my other children have 
received. To my sons, Isaac and Adolph, each a cow. 
All the rest of my estate I leave to my wife Maria 
for life or during widowhood, and then to my 9 chil- 
dren, Johanes, Hendrick, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Adolph, 
Anne, Katharine, Maria, and Auke. I make my wife 
Maria, and my son-in-law, Samuel Benson, executors. 

Witnesses, Zachariah Sickles, Marcus Tiebout, Will- 
iam Huddlestone. Proved, September 2, 1748. 

Page 314. In the name of God, Amen, May 7, 1747. 
I, QUINTEN CRAWFORD, of North Castle, East Patent, in 
Westchester County. I leave to my wife Dorothy, 
of movable estate and my great Bible, and the use of 
^ of my house and lands during her life. I leave to 
my sons, John and Israel, 5, besides what I have al- 
ready given them. I leave to my daughter, Tametie 
Tonge, 5. To my sons, Felix and Uriah, f of my 
movable estate, and all my houses and lands. I make 
my wife and son Uriah executors. 

Witnesses, Richard Westcot, Lewis McDonald. 
Proved, before Samuel Purdy, Esq., September 6, 1748. 

Page 316. And the said SAMUEL DE KLEYN, consid- 
ering the uncertainty of life. I leave to the said Richard 
Van Dyke all money that may be recorded and all the 



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rest of my estate. This was written at the end of a 
Letter of Attorney, dated October 29, 1746. 

Witnesses, Richard Holden, Daniel Strong. Proved, 
September 23, 1748. 

Page 317. "Be it known unto all men by these 
presents, that I, JONATHAN SMITH, of Hempstead, in 
Queens County, being on this 14th of May, 1746, very 
sick, but through mercy my understanding at this 
time pretty well, and well knowing that my final 
change draweth nigh, therefore I am willing to settle 
my worldly estate in peace and tranquility." I leave 
to my eldest son, Jonathan, 5 shillings and my large 
Bible. I leave to my wife all movable estate, except 
as hereafter mentioned, and it is to be sold at pub- 
lick vendue, and the proceeds paid to her. She is to 
have the use of my east room, and \ of my farm. I 
leave to my daughter Philena a bed and furniture and 
30. I leave to my daughters, Elizabeth, wife of Eze- 
kiel Matthews, Jane, wife of Benjamin Haviland, and 
Hannah, wife of Timothy Bedell, to each a cow and 
calf. To my daughter Philena, a side saddle and 
Dutch spinning wheel. To my son John, a cow and 
my gun. To my son Henry, two steers and a gun. 
To my son, Cornell Smith, my new gun and two steers. 
I leave to my son Jonathan, of a tract of land I 
bought of John Dean, except 20 acres, which I have 
sold to my brother Gershom ; he said ^ being 50 
acres, situate near the Plains, on the east side of Me- 
rock road ; Also of a lot of meadow at Little Me- 
rock, bounded north by the land which I have given 
to my son John ; Also of a tract of land on the 
north side of Josiah Raynor's land, except 12 acres 
which I have given to my son John, by deed, the w r hole 
being 97 acres. And he is to pay to the heirs or 
assigns of James Searing and Jonathan Searing 28. I 
leave to my son John, 12 acres, the tract of land lying 
north of Josiah Raynor's house, and he is to pay to the 
same parties 7. 10s ; I also leave to him a messuage 



186 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

and piece of land and meadow lying on Little Me- 
rock, which was bought of Thomas Frost and Na- 
thaniel Oakley, April 29, 1745, and he is to pay to 
Daniel Hewlett, and others to whom I am indebted, 
70 ; I also leave him all those lands and meadows, 
which I have given him by deed, and of the undi- 
vided lands. I leave to my son Henry ^ of a tract 
of land lying north of Josiah Raynor's house (except 
12 acres), and he is to pay to the heirs and assigns 
of James arid Jonathan Searing 28, and \ of all other 
debts. I also leave him the lands I have conveyed to 
him. I leave to my son Cornell all those lands I have 
given him by deed, and he is to pay \ of the debts. 
I make my sons, John and Henry, and my son-in-law, 
Timothy Bedell, executors. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Hewlett, Benjamin Smith, 
John Rushmore. Proved, September 13, 1748. 

Page 319. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOSEPH 
SHERWOOD, of Rye, in Westchester County, August 
22, 1748, being sick. I leave to my wife Elizabeth the 
use of my now dwelling house and homestead and 
orchard, and the use of all my lands and meadows at 
Menassink Island, and all of my land in Christ 
Church Street in Rye, lately bought of John Maynard ; 
Also the use of all goods and movables, and 8 sheep, 
and 6 cows, and liberty of carting fire-wood. I leave 
to my son Joseph, all my lands and tenements ; I also 
release his bond to me for 100; I also leave him 
5 shillings in full bar to all claims as heir at law. 
All the rest of my estate I leave to my daughter Eliza- 
beth, wife of Solomon Purdy, and to the children of 
my daughter Phebe, late wife of Gilbert Blomer, of 
Rye. I make my son Joseph and my son-in-law, Gil- 
let Blomer, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Kniffin, Andrew Kniffen, John 
Carhart. Proved, before Samuel Purdy, Esq., Septem- 
ber 17, 1748. 

Page 320. I, BENJAMIN MOTT, of Oyster Bay, in 



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Queens County, being sick. I leave to my cousin 
(nephew), Samuel Mott, son of my brother, Charles 
Mott, deceased, 200, and to his brother, Silvanus 
Mott, 50. I leave to the four children of my brother, 
Adam Mott, viz., Daniel, Jonathan, Jacob, and Mari- 
anah, .50. I leave to my cousin (nephew), Joseph 
Mott, son of my brother, Charles Mott, 8 shillings. My 
executors are to sell all my lands in Orange County, 
and divide the money between my brother, Adam 
Mott, and my cousins Samuel and Silvanus. I leave to 
Benjamin Mott, son of my brother, John Mott, all my 
land at Cape Fear, in North Carolina. I leave to 
Jacob Mott, son of my brother, Adam Mott, all my 
lands in Hempstead. To my brother Adam, all my 
wearing apparell. If the land I sold to Thomas 
Dodge, in Orange County, should be lost, my executors 
are to make it good. I leave to my cousin, Joseph 
Starkins, my broad axe and gun, and to my cousin 
(nephew), Jacob Mott, son of my brother Adam, a 
bed. I make my cousins, Samuel and Jacob Mott, 
and Sylvanus Townsend, executors. 

Dated September 20, 1748. Witnesses, William 
Lawrence, Samuel Pearsall, Thomas Pearsall. Proved, 
September 29, 1748. 

Page 232. I, JOSEPH LATHAM, of Cow Neck in 
Hempstead, being weakly. All my debts to be paid 
by my executors, except the account of merchant Ste- 
phen De Lancey, which my son William is to settle. 
I leave to my son William the use of my part of the 
house and orchard, and ^ the mill and bolting house 
and field adjoining the mill pond, to the north of the 
fence that runs from the cow yard to the Pond, being 
about 25 acres, for the term of two years, and then to 
my grand son, Joseph Latham. All the rest of my 
land is to be sold, there being 225 acres, and the 
money is to be paid to my daughters, Margaret Bowne, 
Jane Hicks, and Mary Pearsall, and to my grand- 
daughter, Margaret Bowne, and to my grandson, George 



188 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Bowne, " and to the rest of my daughter Margaret's 
children, viz., Mary Haddock, Jane Haddock, and Had- 
dock." I make my daughter Margaret, and my son-in- 
law, Nathaniel Pearsall, executors. Mentions, " 100 
acres of land sold to Joseph Lakesonn." 

Dated the 9th day of 9th month, 1747. Witnesses, 
Samuel Dorland, William Bate, William Hutchings. 

Codicil, 5th day of 7 month, 1748. I leave to my 
son William 5. 

Witnesses, Thomas Pearsall, William Lawrence, 
Thomas Pearsall, Jr. Proved, September 14, 1748. 

Page 324. In the name of God, Amen, Septem- 
ber 27, 1746. I, JONATHAN HAVENS, of Shelter Island, 
husbandman. I leave to my wife Hannah the use of 
my best room, and what part of the kitchen she needs, 
and the use of of lands and meadows during her life. 
I leave to my son Jonathan ^ of my share of the lands 
on Montauk ; Also a strip six rods in width on the 
north side of my old farm, to begin at the northwest 
corner, and runing east that width to the place called 
the Wolf Trap. I leave to my son, Constant Havens, 
^ of my share of lands on Montauk, and all my lands 
and meadows in the town of Southampton (except 
what I shall give to my son Joseph), and he is to pay 
to his brother, Jonathan Havens, 100, and to his sis- 
ter, Sarah King, 50 and to his sister, Hannah Havens, 
50. I leave to my son, Joseph Havens, a lot on Hog 
Neck, in Southampton, called Jessups Lot, and 4 acres 
of meadow on the south part of Long meadow. I leave 
to my son William a piece of land 200 rods square, 
that joins the land I have given to my son Jonathan, 
and likewise the Wolf Trap Lot. I leave to my son, 
George Havens, all the land south of the land I have 
given to my son William, with all the housing, and 
also all the lands I have bought of William Nicolls. 
I leave to my daughters, Sarah King and Hannah Ha- 
vens, 50 each. To my daughter, Jemima Duvall, 1 00. 
To my daughter, Keziah Havens, 100. All the rest I 



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leave to my wife and children. I make my sons, Jon- 
athan, Constant, and William, executors. 

Witnesses, Stephen Pierson, Lemuel Pierson, David 
Pierson. Proved, August 13, 1748. 

Page 326. In the name of God, Amen, May 31, 
1743, I, JONATHAN BAKER, of East Hampton, carpen- 
ter, being in good health. I leave to my wife Hannah 
u the rooms we live in from top to bottom," and one- 
half of the kitchen and bed room and leanto, and the use 
of -^ of a share on Montauk, and of my movable 
estate, with all buildings ; Also 2 cows and 7 sheep, and 
the use of ^ of my lands. I leave to my grand son, Jacob 
Baker, 18 acres of land lying near highlands, bounded 
south east by Commons, north west by Jacob Schel- 
enger, north east by David Conkling, and south west 
by Lewis Conkling ; Also 1 5 acres in the 5 Acre Di- 
vision, lying near Stony Hill, bounded east by Jacob 
Schelenger, north by highway, west by Elias Mulford 
and David Conkling ; and so to a point at the highway ; 
Also 12 acres lying next the line that parts Southamp- 
ton from East Hampton, drawn with William Osborn 
and John Mulford, in Last Division ; Also a piece of 
meadow I had of Shubaal Talrnadge at Napeague ; Also 
one acre of Commonage, and of my movable estate. 
I leave to my son Jonathan my house, barn, and home 
lot and all the rest of my lands. And I make my wife 
and my son Jonathan executors. 

Witnesses, Henry Conkling, Lemuel Conkling, Jon- 
athan Stratton. Proved, September 12, 1748. 

Page 328. In the name of God, Amen, August 5, 
1748, I, DANIEL WATERS, of the town of Flushing, in 
Queens County, being sick. I leave to my wife Mary 
a negro wench, and the use of the west part of my 
house, with the use of the entry, but she is not to rent 
the same without the consent of my sons Tallman 
Waters and John Waters. She is also to have a gar- 
den near the house, and her supply of firewood brought 



190 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS LIBER 16. 

to the door, and also a horse and cow ; Also a bed 
and furniture, and W in goods and 16 a year. I 
leave to my two sons, Tallman and John, all my dwell- 
ing house and lands and meadows. And whereas I 
have sold certain lands and meadows in Jamaica, which 
are supposed to lye under an entailment, made, it is 
said, by my grand father, Major Daniel Whitehead, of 
which (if so) my son Daniel is heir at law, If he shall 
take up the said entailment, then my two sons Tall- 
man and John shall pay to him 300. I leave all the 
rest of my estate to my daughters, Elizabeth, Cather- 
ine, Margaret, Ann, and Dorothy. I make my sons, 
Daniel and Tallman, executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Ogden, Benjamin Hinchman. 

Codicil, August 7, 1748. I leave to my wife Mary 
1 horse and chaise, and a negro wench. To my son 
Daniel 20 shillings. 

Witnesses, William Creed, J. Willett, Benjamin 
Hinchman. Proved, October 5, 1748. 

Page 331. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
COE, of Newtown, being sick. My executors are to sell 
my cleared land, 12 acres, bounded south by David 
Springsteen, situate in the southeast part of New- 
town ; Also a piece of wood land near it, being 6 acres, 
and they shall take the rents of the land which I have 
leased unto Nathaniel Woodward and William Fish, 
and also sell enough movable estate to pay all debts. 
I leave the use of all the rest of lands and estate to 
my wife Phebe, for the support of the children. I 
leave to my son John, my lot of meadow and strip of 
upland, which I bought of John Pettit. All the rest 
of my houses and lands I leave to my sons, John, 
Samuel, and Benjamin, except those lands and meadows 
I bought of John Wood, and they are to pay to my 
youngest son, William, 200, when of age. I leave to 
my executors the house and land I bought of John 

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Wood to be sold after 10 years and the money to be 
paid to my daughters, Abigail, Melicent, and Mary. 



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But if my son John inclines to keep the same, he may 
do so, by paying to each of my daughters, 50. If 
my daughter Abigail, who is subject to fits, shall be 
incapable of getting her livelihood, her brothers are to 
support her. I leave to my sister Mary, wife of 
Joseph Smith, and Abigail, wife of William Thor- 
man, and Hannah, wife of John Wood, all my Meadow 
at Morris Park in Jamaica. I make my wife Phebe, 
and my brother Robert, executors. 

Dated August 11, 1748. Witnesses, Nathaniel 
Woodward, Matthew Coe, Benjamin Hinchman. 
Proved, before Adam Larned, Esq., October 5, 1748. 

Page 333. In the name of God, Amen, September 
2, 1748. I, DANIEL LEWIS, SR., of Hunttington, in 
Suffolk County, being very sick. I leave to my wife, 
Mercy, and my eldest son, Daniel, and my son Israel, 
whom I make executors, all my estate and tenements. 
None of rny home farm where I live is to be sold, but 
my lands at the Plains are to be sold. My wife is to 
have the use of ^ of my movable estate and my horse 
that I used to ride. I leave to my sons Benjamin and 
Israel, 50 acres of land called Fleets; Also 100 acres 
on the north east corner of said land joining to the 
highway that leads to South, and opposite to the 
southeast corner of Samuel Moreys land, running west 
100 rods, and thence south so as to contain 100 acres. 
I leave to my son Daniel the rest of my home farm, 
with dwelling house and the use of the best room. 
My son Daniel is to pay to my son Joseph, 60, when 
of age, and my son Israel is to pay 40. I leave to 
my daughters, Joana, Deliverance, Mary and Jemima, 
f of my movable estate. 

Witnesses, Samuel Heart, Jerusha Carrl, Richard 
Taylor. Proved, October 14, 1748. 

Page 335. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
CANNON, of New York, boatman, being sick, this 17 of 
October, 1746. I leave to my son John, 10, in lieu of 



192 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

all his claim as heir at law. I leave to my wife Mary 
so much of my household furniture and kitchen stuff 
as she thinks proper or convenient to take ; Also all 
the rents and profits of my real and personal estate, 
and the sum of 4:0 yearly. My executors are to sell 
all my real estate, and if any of my children desire to 
have the same and will give as much as a stranger, 
they may have it. My executors may sell, with consent 
of my wife, all my personal estate and the proceeds to 
be divided among my children, Janette, wife of John 
Goelet, John, Hester Kortright, Mary, wife of Evert 
Byvanck, Peter, Catharine, wife of Cornelius Van 
Ranst, Andrew, and Abraham, and Sarah, wife of 
John Schermerhorn. I make Raphael Goelet and 
Abel Hardenbrook, executors. 

Witnesses, Lewis Kierstead, Peter Martyne, Simon 
Johnson. Proved, October 5, 1748. 

Page 337. In the name of God, Amen, I, FRANCIS 
MARSTON, of Flushing, yeoman, being sick, I leave to 
my wife Mary the choice of rooms in my house, and 
furniture and household goods ; but if she marries she 
shall have .10 and depart from my farm. I leave to 
my son John, the house, land, and farm where he lives, 
which I bought of Francis Bloodgood, in Flushing. 
My executors are to sell all my other lands. I leave to 
my daughter Gretie, wife of Peter Smith, 60 ; to my 
daughter Conertie, 60. I leave to my son, Lawrence 
Marston, all the rest of my estate, real and personal. I 
make my wife and sons executors. 

Dated March 23, 1748. Witnesses, Simeon Smith, 
Cornelius Vandewater, Joseph Smith. Proved, August 
17, 1748. 

Page 339. In the name of God, Amen, April 17, 
1 745. JOHANES HARDENBURGH, of Kingston, in Ulster 
County, Gent., being sick. My executors are to sell all 
real estate, and the proceeds to be put out at interest 
for the use of my wife. After her decease all my 



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estate to my children, Gerardus, Johanes, Abraham, 
Leonard, Jacob, and Maritie, wife of Charles Broad- 
head ; and Jacoba, widow of Edward Whitaker, Esq. 
I make my wife and my sons, Johanes and Abraham, 
and my son-in-law, Charles Broadhead, executors. 

Witnesses, Anthony Sleeght, Adam Person, Jan El- 
tinge. Proved, before John Crooke, Esq., October 15. 
1748. 

[NOTE. Johanes Hard en burgh was the owner and 
Patentee of the Great Hardenburgh Patent, which 
embraces a very large part of Ulster and Greene 
Counties. W. S. P.] 

Page 341. In the name of God, Amen, I, JAMES 
SMITH, of Newburgh, in the precinct of the Highlands 
in Ulster County, being weak, this 25 February, 1747. 
I leave to my wife my sorrel pacing mare, and money 
to buy her a saddle, and ^ of my movables. I leave to 
my eldest son, Joseph, 100 when he is 24 years of age. 
I leave to my four sons, William, Benjamin, Ephraim 
and James, all my farm and lands at Newburgh. My 
wife is to have the use of the house and % of the farm, 
and all furniture and farming utensils. All the rest of 
my estate to be sold and the money put at interest 
for maintaining and Schooling my children till they 
are fit to be put to trades. I make my wife and Cap- 
tain Alexander Colden, and Charles Clinton, Esq., ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, John Humphrey, William Ward, Thomas 
Ward. Proved, October 2, 1748. 

Page 342. In the name of God, Amen, I, CORNE- 
LIUS Louw, of Newark, New Jersey, Gent. I leave to 
my wife Margaret all household goods ; all the rest of 
my estate, real and personal, is to be sold by my ex- 
ecutors, to be sold as soon as possible. I leave to my 
wife 50 yearly. All the rest to my children, Peter, 
Cornelius, John, Abraham, Elizabeth, wife of Peter 
Vielle, and Anne, wife of Thomas Williamson ; and to 



194 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 16. 

the six children of my eldest son, Timothy, deceased, 
viz.: Janake, Anatie, Lena, Margaret, Catharine, and 
Cornelius. And whereas my son Cornelius has 
threatened to sue my son Peter for an account of some 
linnen belonging to said Cornelius, which was ordered 
by my son Peter to be sent from Philadelphia to New 
York, and being shipped on board a vessell belonging to 
John Clarke, the said vessell was cast away, and the 
linnen wholly lost. If he does prosecute any claim, 
and damages is rendered against Peter, it shall be 
paid out of the part of my estate that is left to Cor- 
nelius. I make my wife Margaret and my sons, Peter, 
Cornelius, and John, and my daughter, Anne, execu- 
tors. 

Dated February 3, 1745. Witnesses, Nathaniel 
Vreeland, John Brown, Jr., Timothy Brown. Proved, 
October 14, 1748. 

Page 344. In the name of God, Amen, I, ABKAHAM 
ALSTYN, of New York, bricklayer, being sick. I leave 
to my wife Elizabeth, all estate, real and personal, so 
long as she remains my widow. I leave to my eldest 
son, Abraham, my watch, guns, and wearing apparell, in 
full for his claim as heir at law. All the rest of my 
lands and houses I leave to all my children (not named). 
I make my wife and my brother, John Alstyn, and 
my brother-in-law, Richard Harris, executors. 

Dated September 16, 1747. Witnesses, Thomas 
Wendover, Robert Keech, Henry Bogart. Proved, 
October 20, 1748. 

Page 346. In the name of God, Amen, I, WILL- 
IAM PEARS, now of New York, mariner, being of 
sound mind. It is my will that Captain Michael 
Christian shall receive one full man's share as shall 
come to me from on board the " Trinola " galley, and 
George Thomas and Thomas Elders, and Dr. William 
Storim, and William Hope, each to have another man's 
share, and they are to pay my debts and funeral ex- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 195 

penses. I make Captain Michael Christian and George 
Thomas executors. 

Dated August 25, 1748. Witnesses, William Jones, 
Mathias Douglass, Henry De Forest. Proved, Novem- 
ber 7, 1748. 

Page 347. In the name of God, Amen. I, DANIEL 
TOLL, of Schenectadie, yeoman, being in perfect health. 
I make Peter Cornne and Reynier Mynderse executors. 
I leave to Cornell Hansen Toll, son of my son Johanes, 
deceased, 5 shillings for his claim as heir at law. I 
leave to my three daughters, Susanah, Hannah, and 
Gertruyd, all household furniture. I leave to my son- 
in-law, Cornelius Van Santvoort, 12. To Eva Toll, 
widow of my son Johanes, 50. To Sarah Maby, 
daughter of Peter Maby, one silver cup. All the rest 
of my estate, real and personal, to my grandson, Cornell 
Hansen Toll. His mother, Eva Toll, is to have the 
use of the house and land where she formerly lived, 
and my three daughters are to have the use of the 
house where I used to dwell, and each of my daughters 
is to have $133, 6s. 8d. 

Dated August 1, 1747. Witnesses, John Visger, 
Jr., Claas Vander Volgen, Joseph Drake. Proved, 
October 18, 1748. 

Page 350. In the name of God, Amen, I, PETER 
POWER, of New York, mariner, being of sound mind. 
I leave to my loving friend, Henry O'Bryant, of New 
York, innkeeper, one gold ring and all the rest of my 
estate, real and personal, it being for his good service 
done to me in my sickness, and I make him executor. 

Dated October 5, 1748. Witnesses, Henry De Forest, 
Lewis Parent, Patrick Stokes. Proved, October 5, 
1748. 

Page 351. In the name of God, Amen. I, MOSES 
TAYLOR, of Yonkers, blacksmith, being sick. I leave 
to my eldest son, Moses Taylor, all my tract of land 



196 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

lying at Yonkers near Jonathan Archers, and a piece 
of salt meadow in East Chester. I leave to my son 
Gilbert, 90. I leave to iny wife Sarah and my son 
Elnathan all the tract of land whereon I now live, dur- 
ing my wife's life and then to my son Elnathan. I 
leave to my wife and to my daughter Mary three beds 
and furniture. To my daughter Mary, 8. To my 
daughter, Sarah Hunt, 5 shillings. To my daughter, Abi- 
gail Doane, 10 shillings, she having received consider- 
able before. All my cattle and negroes to be sold. 
My son Moses is to have a set of tools. I make my 
son Moses and my wife Sarah and my son Gilbert ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated September 5, 1748. Witnesses, Thomas Rich, 
Michael Charlton, John Quinn. Proved, before Israel 
Honeywell, October 13, 1748. 

Page 352. In the name of God, Amen. I, PHEBE 
TKEDWELL, widow of Colonel John Tredwell of Hemp- 
sted, being sick. I leave to my brother, Jeremiah 
Platt, 10. To Phebe, wife of Jacob Smith, 50, and 
my red cloak and my brown Taffety suit of clothes. I 
leave to my cousin, Elizabeth Townsend, 10. To Sarah, 
wife of Adam Lawrence, 20. To Isaac Smith, 10. 
To Phebe Brush, 10. To Charity Ketcham, 10. To 
Tredwell Brush, 5, and my looking glass to his wife. 
To my cousin, Elizabeth Platt, 10. To the sons of 
Uriah Platt, Epenetus, Philip, and Uriah, 5 each. To 
Ann Brian, 10. To Ruth Brian,lO. To Phebe, daugh- 
ter of Zophar Platt, 10. To Phebe Marvin, daughter of 
my sister Sarah, one bed. To Sarah Tucker, daughter 
of my brother, Jonah Platt, 20. To Anna, daughter of 
David Jones, 10. I give 10 to repair the Presby- 
terian meeting house at Hempstead, to be placed in 
the hands of Jeremiah Bedell and John Hall. If 
Colonel Benjamin Tredwell shall pay the sum of 15 
in lieu of a mare which he detains from me, and 6 
which my attornies paid him and which ought not to 
have been paid, then his wife Sarah Tredwell shall 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 197 

have a silver tea pot. I leave to my friend, Jacob 
Smith, a negro boy, and the rest of my household goods 
to his wife Phebe. All the rest of my estate I leave 
to Adam Lawrence and Jacob Smith, and they are to 
free certain negroes. 

Dated August 3, 1748. Witnesses, Luke Cummings, 
Daniel Pearsall, Edward Tattersall. Proved, Novem- 
ber 8, 1748. 

Page 354. In the name of God, Amen, I, NICHO- 
LAS SCHUYLER, of Schenectady, Gent., of perfect memory. 
I leave to my wife Mary ^ of my pasture in Schenec- 
tady, and an old negro man. I leave to my son Jo- 
hanes, 60. To my daughter Catrina a negro girl and 
an outset equal to my other two daughters, Lytie, wife 
of Johann Stats, and Ariantie, wife of Killian Van Ren- 
selaer. My wife is to have all the rents and profits of the 
rest of my estate. After her death, all my estate to go 
to my 5 children, Lytie, wife of Jocnem Stats, Ariantie, 
wife of Killian Van Rerisselaer, Catrina, Harmanus, and 
Johann. I make my wife and my son, Harmanus, and 
my brother-in-law, James Stevenson, executors. 

Dated May 12, 1746. Witnesses, Thomas Sharpe, 
Michael Bassett, Barent Ten Eyck. Proved, November 
17, 1748. 

Page 356. In the name of God, Amen, I, SILAS 
TITUS, of Newtown, being disordered in body. I leave 
to my wife Sarah ^ of all movables and a negro girl. 
My son Edward is to allow her yearly 12 bushels of 
wheat, 3 bushels of Rye, and 10 bushels of corn, and 
of the fruit, and the use of ^ the buildings and gar- 
den, and 3 cows and a horse and 7 sheep. To my son 
Ephraim, 40. To my son John, 15. To Mary Bur- 
ling, $10. To Martha Thorp, 10. To my daughter, 
Sarah Cornish, 10. To my daughter, Susanah Fur- 
man, a negro man. To the Presbyterian Society of 
Newtown, 10, for the support of a minister. All the 
rest to my son Edward, except 15 to Benjamin Moore, 



198 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

son of Sarah Cornish. I make my friend, Philip Ed- 
sell, and my son Edward, executors. 

Dated August 29, 1748. Witnesses, Simon Horton, 
Philip Edsell, Matthew Cornish. Proved, November 
18, 1748. 

Page 358. In the name of God, Amen, I, SIMON 
LE FEVER, of New Paltz, in Ulster County, being 
weak in body. I leave to my wife Petronella a negro 
and a horse and household goods. My executors are 
to inventory all estate and sell the same, and after 
payment of debts the rest to my wife and children, 
Andrew, Sarah, and Elsie ; and my daughter's are to 
pay to my son Andrew, 20. I make my brother, 
Mathys Le Fever, and my brother-in-law, Abraham 
Hasbro tick, executors. 

Dated September 6, 1743. Witnesses, Samuel Be- 
vier, Daniel Dubois, I. Bruyn, Jr. 

Codicil, September 6, 1743. The son Andrew is to 
have the farming utensils when of age. 

Proved, November 5, 1748. 

Page 361. In the name of God, Amen, May 29, 
1742, I, MATTHEW DAVIS, of Hunting Grove, in the 
County of Ulster, farmer, being very sick. I leave to 
my wife, Ruth, 100 acres of land next to the Otter Kill, 
with the house and homestead, and the use of all lands 
till my son John is of age, and then he is to have the 
same, and to pay to my sons James and Joseph, 60, 
when they are of age. My wife shall maintain and 
school my children until they are 10 or 12 years of age 
and then bind them out to trades. I order my wife 
Ruth to have 6 from my sister Elizabeth, for her board 
and attendance this last year, and if she and my wife 
can agree, I order my wife Ruth to keep her two years 
more at 4, 10 shillings a year, provided that her 
brother Joseph pays 2, 5s. of the money. There shall 
be no land cleared on my son John's land till he is of 
age. I make Robert Burnet and Patrick McClagny 
executors. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 199 

Dated May 29, 1742. Witnesses, Arthur Batty, 
Walter McMichaud, Margaret McCall. Proved, No- 
vember 17, 1748. 

Page 363. In the name of God, Amen, September 
14, 1746. I, FRANCIS VAN LOON, being by God's assist- 
ance designed upon an expedition against Canada, do 
therefore make this my will. I make my father, Nich- 
olas Van Loon, executor. Whereas I have lodged in 
the hands of John McCoy, in the Manor of Livingston, 
the sum of '20, and there being money due to me from 
his majesty for service, I bequeath this to my brothers 
and sisters (not named). 

Witnesses, Peter Heylen, Jacobus Hilton. Proved, 
September 3, 1748. 

Page 364. In the name of God, Amen. I, PETER 
PRAAL, of Richmond County, being in good health. 
Having by deeds already provided for my sons, Jo- 
hanes, Aaron, Peter, and Cornelius, th.ey are to have 
none of my present estate, except that Johanes. my 
eldest son, shall have a negro woman and my large 
Dutch Bible. I leave to my son Isaac all that Planta- 
tion which I bought of John Crecheron and David 
Conger, in Wood bridge, and where he now dwells. I 
leave to my son Abraham, all lands and meadows on 
Staten Island, and he is to pay 500. I leave to my 
wife Elizabeth, ,200 in lieu of dowry, as by an agree- 
ment before marriage, and a room in my house or some 
other small dwelling house, and she is to have a cow. 
I leave to my grand daughter Alida, daughter of my 
son Aaron, 50. My son Abraham is to pay 250 to 
his brothers and sisters, Johanes, Aaron, Peter, Irene, 
Catharine, and Anne. I leave my apparell to my sons, 
and the rest of my movable estate to all my children. 
I earnestly recommend my children to live amicably 
together as brethren and friends. I make my sons 
Peter and Abraham, executors. 

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200 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Name, Mary Wright, Andrew Wright. Proved, 
November 25, 1748. 

Page 366. In the name of God, Amen, September 
8, 1748, I, NICHOLAS VAN LOON, of Loonenburgh, in 
Albany County, being sick. I leave to my wife 
Rachel the use and interest of all my estate for life 
and she is to pay all debts. I leave to my eldest son, 
Jurie Van Loon, his choice of my horses, for his right 
of primogeniture, to bar him from any pretence as heir 
at law. I leave to my son Isaac all my real estate 
where I now live in the Patent of Loonenburgh, with 
all houses and buildings. I leave to my son William 
4 morgens or 8 acres of woodland in said Patent ; .and 
my wife Rachel is to give him a set of tools, as soon as 
he is master of the blacksmith trade. I leave all the 
rest of my lands in Loonenburgh to my children, Jurie, 
Matthys, Abraham, and Mary, wife of Casper Van 
Hoesen. I leave to my daughter, Elsie Van Loon, 60. 
I leave all movable estate after my wife's death to my 
7 children. I make my wife Rachel, and my brothers- 
in-law, William Klaw and Jacob Freers, executors. 

Witnesses, Dulston, Jacobus Hilton, Jacob 

Freeze. Proved, November 1, 1748. 

[NOTE. The Patent of Loonenburgh is a large 
tract on the west side of Hudson river. It includes 
the village of Athens, which is near the southeast 
corner. It extends north nearly to Coxackie. It takes 
its name from Jan Van Loon, the Patentee. W. S. P.] 

Page 369. Know all men by these presents, that I, 
CHARLES KERR, Doctor, of Oswego, being sound in 
judgment, I make Lieutenant Walter Butler, exe- 
cutor, to call all debts due me and to pay all debts. 
All the rest of my estate I leave to Thomas and Wal- 
ter Butler, sons of Lieutenant Walter Butler. I leave 
to Daniel O'Bryan an old red coat, waistcoat, and a 
pair of leather breeches. I leave to Thomas and Wal- 
ter Butler three suits of clothes, nine shirts, and a 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 201 

beaver hat lying at Mr. Hendrick Costers, in Albany. 
All rest of movables to Thomas and Walter Butler. 

Dated October 19, 1744. Witnesses, John Phillipse, 
Edward Trivett, John Duffey. Proved, October 31, 
1748. 

Page 370. And I, ANDREW ALLING, considering 
the uncertainty of life, I give to my loving mother, 
Elizabeth Van Wyck, all my estate, real and personal, 
and make her executor. 

Dated August 18, 1746. Witnesses, Luke Kierstede, 
Edward Man, John Marshall. Proved, December 13, 
1748. 

Page 371. In the name of God, Amen, I, DANIEL 
PERRINE, of the County of Eichmond, being sick. ^All 
my movable estate is to be disposed of and divided 
among my wife and children. My wife is to have a 
share and a half, and my eldest son is to have 10 shil- 
lings more than the rest (names of wife and children 
not given). 

Dated November 13, 1748. Witnesses, Daniel 
Lake, Benjamin Britton, Peter Pullen. James Guion 
and William Walton, executors. Proved, December 
13, 1748. 

Page 372. In the name of God, Amen, May 6, 
1746, I, TUNIS TERPENNING, of Kingston, in Ulster 
County, being sick. My wife Grietie is to remain in 
full possession of my estate till my youngest child is 
of age. I leave to my son Gerritt a choice of horses 
or cows, as he is my first born. I leave to my sons, 
Jacobus, Abraham, and Hendricus, all my farm where 
I live, situate upon Hudson river in Kingston, and all 
that tract of land, being 171 acres, conveyed to me 
by the Trustees of Kingston by deed, April 6, 1745. 
My wife is to have 7 per annum. My sons Jacobus, 
Abraham, and Hendricus, are to pay to my other 
children, Gerritt, Esther, wife of Robert Honna, Mary, 



202 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

wife of Petrus Van Allen, Bridgit, Hannah, and Eliza- 
beth, 120. I make my wife Grietie, and my son 
Jacobus, executors. 

Witnesses, Martinus Van Alen, Dirck Terpenning, 
Jacob Terpenning. Proved, November 17, 1748. 

Page 375. In the name of God, Amen, I, PHILIP 
VAN CORTLANDT, of New York, Esq., being in good 
health. I leave to my eldest son Stephen, all my three 
farms or lots in South Lot, No. 1, in the manor of 
Cortlandt, To wit the farm where Johanes Balies 
lives, and the farm where Johanes Snack, blacksmith, 
lives, and the farm where Andries Miller lives, each 
farm being 250 acres, To have the same during his 
life, and then to James De Lancey, Esq., and Peter 
De Lancey, Gent, In Trust for the eldest son of said 
Stephen, and his first born heirs male. In default then 
to my second son Abraham, and his heirs male, and 
in default to my son John and his heirs male, and in 
default then to my fourth son Pierre. I leave to 
my son Abraham, all my dwelling house and ground 
fronting Stone street, where I now live, with housing, 
bolting house, gardens, etc.; Also ^ of the 14 farms 
called my North Lot No. 6, in the manor of Cort- 
landt ; Also the farm where John Jurie, Sr., now 
lives, being 250 acres, To him for life, and then en- 
tailed as above. I leave to my son John my two 
houses and lots fronting the City Dock, in the Dock 
Ward in New York, one known by the name of the 
Coffee House, and the other the Fighting Cocks, now 
in possession of David Cox and James Napier ; Also ^ 
of my lot in the Garden heretofore of Colonel De Pey- 
ster, that part that fronts Wall street, the corner 
thereof opposite the house of Christopher Bancker, 
and abutting upon King street, that is to say the part 
that fronts King street ; Also 3 farms in North Lot 
No. 6. (These are entailed as above.) I leave to my 
son Pierre the house and farm being South Lot, No. 1, 
being the first river Lot from Teller's Point, and ex- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 203 

tending all along Croton river with the Ferry house 
and ferry, including the farm where David Brown now 
lives ; Also Lot No. 1, on the east side of Croton river, 
now in possession of Peter Williams, and the widow 
of Hen d rick Davids ; Also 4 farms in North Lot, No. 
6. (All these are entailed as above.) The cattle and 
stock are to be left upon the farms. I make my four 
sons executors. 

Dated August 1, 1746. Witnesses, Thomas Vator, 
Freeman Clarkson, John Kelly. Proved, November 
17, 1748. 

[NOTE. The two houses fronting the City Dock, 
are the northeast corner of Broad street and Water 
street, and the house and lot next east. The latter was 
the Tavern called the " Fighting Cocks." The house 
and lot fronting Stone street in New York, was a wide 
lot, about 100 feet west of Broad street, and was the 
house of his ancestor Olof Stephense Van Cortlaudt. 
The Garden of Colonel De Peyster was the lot bounded 
west by William street, and extending from Wall to 
Pine street. The house of Christopher Bancker was 
the northwest corner of Wall and William streets. 
The house and farm left to son Pierre is the old Van 
Cortlandt manor House, on Croton river. W. S. P.] 

Page 382. These Presents witnesseth that I, JO- 
SEPH CLEMENT, of Westbury, in the town of Hemp- 
stead, September 16, 1748, T leave to my wife Sarah, 
brass kettles, and a side saddle, and a negro girl and 
20. To my son Joseph, 50. All the rest of my 
estate to my children, James, Charles, Martha Carpen- 
ter, Sarah, and Mercy Willis. I make my wife Sarah, 
and my trusty friends, Samuel Willis and William Sea- 
man, both of Oyster Bay, executors. 

Witnesses, Silas Titus, William Titus, Martha Sea- 
man. Proved, December 19, 1748. 

Page 384. In the name of God, Amen, March 1, 
1 7 4f, I, FRANCIS HAGAMAN, JR., of the Nine Partners, 



204 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

in Duchess County, blacksmith, I leave all my estate 
to my brother and sister, Franses Hagarnan Jomaiu 
and his wife, and I make them executors. 

Witnesses, William Gray, John Gray. Proved, 
January 11, 174-|. 

Page 385. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHANES 
MARSCHALK, of New York, Merchant, being in good 
health, I leave to my eldest son Joris my large silver 
bowl in full bar to all claim as heir at law. To my wife 
Anatje, all household goods and a negro girl. I leave 
to my son Joris, my storehouse, kitchen, and my lot 
fronting to Burnet's Key, being the house adjoining on 
the west to the house of Cornelius Low, north by the 
storehouse of John Groesbeck, and he is to pay 500. 
I leave to my youngest son, Johanes, my house and the 
other half of my lot fronting Burnet street, being the 
house and lot adjoining on the west to the house of 
John Walters, Esq., and north by the house of John 
Groesbeck, and he is to pay 500. I leave to my three 
daughters not yet married, Marya, Anetje, and Sarah 
100. I leave all the rest of my estate to my children, 
Joris, Johanes, Elizabeth, wife of Malcom Campbell, 
Marya, Annetie, and Sarah. I make my wife Anetje, 
and my son Joris and Johanes, and my son-in-law Mal- 
com Campbell, executors. 

Dated October 18, 1748. Witnesses, John Bogart, 
Henry Clopper, Henry Roome. Proved, January 16, 
1748. 

Page 387. In the name of God, Amen, I, GEORGE 
OGILVIE, belonging to his majesty's ship " Launceston," 
being in health. I leave all wages and money due me, 
and all my estate, to my dear mother Mary Ogilvie, of 
New York, widow, and I make her executor. 

Dated September 17, 1744. Witnesses, Peter War- 
ren, Susannah Warren. Proved, January 20, 174f. 

[NOTE. Peter Warren, better known as Sir Peter 
Warren, was commander of the " Lauuceston," and 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 205 

married the daughter of Stephen De Lancey. He was 
the owner of the " Warren Farm,' 1 well known to in- 
vestigators of real estate titles in New York. W. S. P.] 

Page 388. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHANES 
CORNELL, of Flatbush, in Kings County, yeoman, " be- 
ing in pretty good health, Blessed be the Lord for the 
same." I leave to my wife Sammettie all my estate, 
real and personal, to be enjoyed by her during her 
widowhood ; but if she marries, then only 15 yearly. 
After her decease I leave to my grandson, Johanes Ra- 
palie, son of Daniel Rapalie, deceased, and my daughter 
Aeltye, his wife, deceased, all that messuage and planta- 
tion on which I now dwell, with all out lands and 
meadows, and all other rights and privileges ; Also 
that piece of woodland I bought of Joris Brinckerhoff, 
situate in Newtown, between the land of William 
Howard and New Boswyck, and all my farming uten- 
sils, and horses, cows, and negro boy. And my said 
grandson is to pay 500 to the other nine children of 
his mother Aeltie Rapalie, my granddaughter Sam- 
mettie, now wife of Hendrick Brinckerhoff, being the 
eldest. I leave to my grandson, Johanes Rapalie, my 
large Dutch Bible and my gun. I leave to my grand- 
son Joris a negro boy. All the rest of my estate I leave 
to all my grandchildren, children of my daughter, Aeltie 
Rapalie. I make my grandsons, Daniel and Johanes 
Rapalie, and my grand son-in-law Hendrick Brincker- 
hoff executors. 

Dated November , 1745. Witnesses, Nicholas 
Wycoff, Cornelius Wyckoff, Nicholas Wycoff. Proved, 
January 10, 174-f. 

Page 391. In the name of God, Amen, I, GEORGE 
HALL, of New York, mariner. " As my wife Sarah be- 
ing with child, and if ye Allmighty shall please to send 
her a safe deliverance, I give unto my heir by my said 
wife my estate as follows," viz.: 3 negroes and children, 
317 acres of land as by bill of sale, 325 Jamaica cur- 



206 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

rency due on a bond, and 160 with interest due on an- 
other bond, And 80 due for rent on my house in 
Kingston in Jamaica, And my silver tankard and tea- 
pot, silver salvers, spoons marked G. H. S., and 5 silver 
spoons marked L. S. F. My wife is to have the interest 
of the estate for the support of the child until it shall 
be grown to years of maturity to govern itself ; that is, 
if it be a girl, at 17 years, and if a boy at 21. " Should 
my wife miscarry, or my child die, I give all my estate 
to my wife." 

Dated October 24, 1748. Witnesses, Johanes Kier- 
stede, Syinon Cregore, Peter Brower. Proved, June 18, 
1748. 

Page 392. In the name of God, Amen. I, LANCASTER 
GREEN, of New York, Gent., being weak in body, I 
leave to Mary Ten Eyck, wife of Samuel Ten Eyck, of 
New York, one suit of mourning. To Thomas Ten 
Eyck, my Godson, and son of said Samuel Ten Eyck, a 
new suit of mourning. I leave all the rest of my estate, 
real and personal, to my grandmother, Catharine Symes, 
widow, and I make her and Robert Livingston, Jr., 
and Robert R. Livingston, executors. 

Dated November 29, 1747. Witnesses, William 
Farquarhar, William Dundas, John Burnet. Proved, 
January 31, 1748. 

Page 393. In the name of God, Amen, I, GEORGE 
FORESTER, of New York, mariner. After all just debts 
are paid, I leave all the rest of my estate to my loving 
friend, William Holt, of New York, vintner, and all my 
share coming to me from on board the " Sunderland," 
man-of-war, and the privateer, " Antelope, 1 ' and I make 
him executor. 

Witnesses, Charles Gilmore, Peter Van Vechten, 
John Bryant. Proved, December 23, 1748. 

Page 394. The Last Will and Testament of JOHN 
PRIOR, of Matinecock, in the town of Oyster Bay, Feb- 



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ruary 2, 1736. My executors are to sell all my estate, 
real and personal, " to the best they can," and they are 
to be paid for their trouble out of my estate. I leave 
to my brother, Daniel Prior, and my cousin, John Cock, 
and my friends, Joshua Cock and Thomas Pearsall, Jr., 
and Daniel Willis, son of William Willis, 100, to be 
divided among them. The three children of my 
brother, Joseph Prior, deceased, are to have ^ of the 
remainder, viz., Elizabeth, John, and Deborah. All the 
rest of my estate I leave to my brothers and sisters, 
Matthew and Daniel Prior, and Hannah Frost, and 
Elizabeth Carpenter. 

Witnesses, Daniel Underbill, Henry Cock, Josiah 
Cock, Jacob Frost. Proved, November 25, 1748. 

Page 396. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOSEPH 
HAIGHT, of the Town of Rye. I leave to my daughter, 
Elizabeth Brown, 5 shillings. To my two eldest sous, 
Henry and Cornelius, <5 each. To my daughter 
Sarah, 5, and my trunk. To my daughter Philena, 
my best bed and furniture, and my chest and brass 
kettles. To my youngest son, Joseph, all my wearing 
clothes, except my Camlet cloak, lined with silk. All 
the rest I leave to my youngest- son, Joseph, and my 
youngest daughter, Philena. I make Jonathan Brown 
and Francis Doughty, of Rye, executors, and they are 
to sell all my estate to best advantage. My executors 
are to give a deed for my house and lands in Rye, to 
Joseph Fowler, of Harrison's Purchase, according to an 
agreement made between him and me, now in the hands 
of Hackaliah Theall. 

Dated, June 12, 1748. Witnesses, Thomas Doughty, 
John Doughty, John Hill. Proved, June 30, 174f. 

Page 397. George Clinton, Esq., Captain-General 
and Governor. Whereas, the will of WILLIAM HARTS- 
HORNE, late of Monmouth County, New Jersey, was 
proved before Robert Hunter Morris, Esq., at Shrews- 
bury, March 10, 1747, And whereas he left goods in 



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that Province, Letters of administration are granted to 
Hugh Hartshorne and Robert Hartshorne, two of the 
executors, December 19, 1748. 

Page 398, In the name of God, Amen, I, WILLIAM 
BLAKE, of New York, surgeon, being sick. I leave to 
my wife Susanah, all my estate and make her executor. 

Dated August 23, 1748. Witnesses, John Turner, 
John Lord, John Benson. Proved, February 15, I74f. 

Page 399. DAVID ESSELSTYN, of Albany County, 
January 15, 1748, Leaves all property to his brother 
Johanes, and wife Marytie, and his sister Bertha, and 
mentions brothers Jacob and Isaac. 

Proved, February 3, I74f. 

Page 400. I, FRANS COWENHOVEN, of Greenwich, in 
the Out Ward of New York, joiner, August 15, 1745. 
I leave to my son-in-law, John Fred, and his wife 
Martha, my large silver tankard and 3 spoons, which 
did belong to my late wife Mary, before our marriage. 
I leave to my grand son, Edward Cowenhoven (son of 
my natural son Samuel), 10. To my grand daughter 
Mary, daughter of my son Samuel, 25. I leave all 
my estate to my son Samuel, during his life, and then 
my executors are to sell the same, and the proceeds are 
to be divided among all his children. I make my son- 
in-law, John Fred, and his wife Martha, and Peter 
Messier and Simon Johnson, executors. 

Witnesses, Abraham Lefferts, Abraham Van Wyck, 
Abraham Lynsen. Proved, February 20, I74f. 

Page 402. George Clinton, Esq., Captain-General 
and Governor. Whereas, the will of JOHANES REM- 
SEIST, of New York, was proved October 10, 1743, 
before George Joseph Morse, Esq., and Letters of 
Administration, with the will annexed, were granted to 
his wife Elizabeth, with power reserved to Ares Rem- 
sen and Joris Remsen, also, as executors, And the said 
Elizabeth having died, new Letters are granted to 
them, October 28, 1746. 



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Page 403. In the name of God, Amen, February 
22, 174^, I, THOMAS KEEBI.E, of Oyster Bay, being in 
my right mind, though infirm. I leave all my estate 
to Rev. Samuel Seabury, reader in St. Georges Church, 
Hempsted, and to Mr. Samuel Clowes and Joseph Hall, 
of Hempsted. 

Witnesses, Sarah Clowes, Catherine Clawes, Joseph 
Wood. Proved, February 7, l74f. 

Be it remembered, that on March 7, 174-f, came 
before me, Goldsbrow Banyer, Mr. Abraham Has- 
brouck, one of the executors of SIMON SEFEREN, of 
Ulster County, by will dated September 6, 1743, and 
was duly sworn. 

Page 404. In the name of God, Amen, May 20, 
1748, I, SOLOMON SEAMAN, of Hempsted, yeoman, 
being poorly in body. I leave to my son Soloman, 6 
shillings, over and above what I have given him this 
day by deed. I leave to my daughter, Mary, my new 
field adjoining near by, where now John Denton lives. 
I leave to my grand daughter, Phebe Denton, one cup- 
board and a black chest and a bed and a Dutch Spin- 
ing wheel, one great wheel and a cow. To my grand 
son Solomon, son of my son Solomon, a heifer. I 
leave to my son-in-law a horse, and 10 shillings. All 
the rest of movable estate I leave to my youngest son, 
Anthony; also 5 acres of meadow lying between 
George Balding and George Fowler, at Hempsted 
South. All the rest of my lands I leave to my two 
youngest sons, Absalom and Anthony, but I leave to 
my son Solomon an equal share in the undivided lands. 
I make my son Anthony and my loving friend - 
Mott, executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Burtis, Mary Burtis, Semma Bur- 
tis. Proved, March 13, 1748. 

Page 405. The last Will and Testament of OBA- 
DIAH PALMER, of Mamaroneck, in Westchester County, 
November 12, 1748. I leave to my daughter Hester 



210 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Angevine, 30. To my wife Anne all the rest of my 
movable estate, and she is to have the use of the house 
and so much land as she shall have use for. I leave to 
my son William, 5. To my daughter, Ann Haight, 
20, and a silver tankard left to her by my mother. 
Whereas I have given to my son Samuel 90, my 
executors are to pay the same amount to each of my 
sons, William, Benjamin, Elias, David, Obadiah, and 
Caleb. I make my wife Ann, and my sons, William, 
Samuel, and Benjamin, executors. 

Witnesses, Solomon Palmer, Gilbert Palmer, John 
Stevenson. Proved, February 27, 174f. 

Page 407. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHANES 
ALBERTSE, of Bushwyck, in Kings County, being at 
present weak in body. I leave to my daughter, Seatie 
Vandewater, a negro boy, and to my daughter, Janettie 
Duryea, a negro girl. To my daughters, Catrina Bogart 
and Johana Van Buren, each a negro slave. All the 
rest of estate to be sold and the proceeds paid to my 
daughters. I make my son-in-law, Peter Vandewater, 
Daniel Duryea, and Hendricus Van Buren, executors. 

Dated February 17, 1749. Witnesses, Andrew 
Stockholm, Allet Colyer, Peter Lott. Proved, March 
23, 1748. 

Page 409. In the name of God, Amen, I, AARON 
VAN ALEN, of Kinderhook, being weak in body. I 
leave to my wife Tryntie, all and singular my farm, 
grist mill, and appurtenances, where I now dwell, with 
the houses and out houses, during her life, if so long 
she remains my widow. I also leave her during her 
life or widowhood all my farm at Claverack, which I 
lately bought of Isaac De Lamater, with all the build- 
ings, as now in my possession as tenant to Captain John 
Van Rensselaer, Lord of the Manor of Rensselaerwyck, 
called Claverack ; I also leave to my wife all the rest of 
my real and personal estate for her support and the 
education of my children. After her death I leave all 
my real estate to my sons, Johanes, Jacobus, and Abra- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

ham. All my personal estate I leav r e to my six chil- 
dren, Johanes, Jacobus, Abraham, Sarah, Maria, and 
Lena. I also leave 50 to each of my daughters. And 
seeing I have not as yet any Indenture from John Van 
Rensselaer for my farm at Claverack (occasioned by 
reason of my sickness and infirmity, not being able to 
travel), If my heir-at-law should obtain title and not 
divide with his brothers, he shall be debarred from any 
share in my estate. I make my wife Tryntie, and my 
brother, Jacobus Van Alen, and my friend, Samuel 
Collins, executors. 

Dated October 17, 1748. Witnesses, John Lansing, 
Zacharias Haas, Tunis Von Slyck. Proved, January 
20, I74f. 

Page 411. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHANES 
VAN ALST, of Newtown, yeoman, being sick. I leave 
to my son Joris my negro wench " Bell " for his birth- 
right. My children are to maintain my negro man 
" Hector " among them. After payment of debts I 
leave all my estate to my children, Joris, Johanes, Jaco- 
bus, Leah, wife of John Parcell, Geesie, wife of Abra- 
ham Rycker, and Jaiiettie, wife of Jacob Skillman. I 
make my sons Joris and Johanes and my son-in-law, 
Abraham Rycker, executors. 

Dated April 16, 1747. Witnesses, Isaac Bragow, John 
Bragow, Cornelius Berrien, Jr. Proved, April 3, 1749. 

Page 412. And the said JOHN LEWIS, considering 
the uncertainty of life. I leave to my wife Hillegont 
my negro named " Careful," and all the rest of my es- 
tate I leave to my daughter Mary. 

Dated August 27, 1744. Witnesses, Thomas Will- 
iams, Abraham Dower. Proved, March 25, 1745. 

The above is written at the bottom of a Power of 
Attorney. 

Page 413. In the name of God, Amen, March 8, 
174|, I, MATTHYS VAN DYCK, of the Red Hook in 
Brookland, in Kings County, miller. I leave to my 



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children, John, Catrintie, Tuentie, Agnitie, Janettie, 
Maria, Mayke, Engeltie, and Margarettie, all my estate, 
six weeks after my decease. I leave to my son John 
my silver hilted sword. To my daughter Agnitie, 30. 
I make my son John and my sons-in-law, Joseph Fenton 
and Thomas Dods, executors. 

Witnesses, Abraham Lott, Rutger Van Brunt, Will- 
iam Howard, Jr. Proved, April 10, 1749. . 

Page 414. In the name of God, Amen, I, ARENT 
HENDRICKSE, of New York, carman, being in good 
health. I leave to my son, Gerritt Holler Hendrickse, 
5 shillings, as a bar to all pretence as heir-at-law. 1 
leave to my said son, Gerritt Holler Hendrickse, " so 
soon as he shall return from beyond sea to New York," 
50 ; but if he does not return, then to his four chil- 
dren, that is 20 to his eldest son Arent, and the rest 
to the others (not named}. I leave to my undutiful and 
disobedient daughter Neeltie, 10, also my best bed 
and furniture. I leave all the rest to my well-beloved 
daughter Leah, wife of William Brown, and I make her 
executor. 

Dated April 25, 1743. Witnesses, Margaret John- 
son, Johanes Barger, Simon Johnson. Proved, April 
11, 1749. 

Page 416. In the -name of God, Amen, November 
4, 1746, I, TUNIS VAN SLYCK, of Cotsackie, in the 
County of Albany, yeoman, being sound of body. I 
leave to my eldest son William, 3, in lieu and bar of 
all claim as first born. I leave to my wife Jannettie, 
for life or widowhood, all my estate, real and personal, 
in the County of Albany. After her death, I leave to 
my son William all that certain tract of land lying on 
the west side of Hudson river, beginning at said river 
by the line of Peter Coeymans, and so stretching along 
southerly to the Falletynes Killetie, so called, where 
the same einptieth into the river, thence along the said 
kill to a stone clay pit, so called, from thence near 



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about south west to a deep Clove, where heretofore a 
foot path was made by the Indians, the same being 
and known to be their passage for carrying their bark, 
And from thence stretching north west to the old Kox- 
sackjes path, Including all the said tract of land 
between the said course and the south line of the said 
Peter Coeymans, As the same was granted unto me 
by Samuel Coeymans and Ariantie Coeyrnans. I leave 
to my son Hendrick all that certain tract of land on 
the west side of Hudsons river, and called and known 
by the name of Daas land, as now in fence, as the same 
was granted unto me by Samuel and Ariantie Coey- 
mans. I leave to my son Andries, ^ of all that certain 
piece of land on the west side of Hudson river, called 
by the name of the " New Lands in the Leeghte " as 

f ranted unto me by Samuel and Ariautie Coeymans. 
leave to my 5 sons all my wearing apparel 1, viz. : 
William, Hendrick, Gerritt, Tunis, and Peter. Leaves 
legacies to his three daughters, Eytie, Alida, and Catri- 
na. I leave to my son Peter my dwelling house and 
homestead and all the rest of the arrable and wood 
land on the west side of Hudson river, that is all my 
real estate not before given, as granted to me by 
Samuel and Ariantie Coeymans. I make my son Peter 
and Jacob Freese, executors. 

Witnesses, Albert Van Loon, Eghbert Ebberse, 
Jacob Freese. Proved, April 17, 1749. 

[NOTE. The above lands are the south-east part of 
the Coeymans Patent in Greene County, and in the 
Town of New Baltimore. The Indian foot-path 
extended from Catskill to Albany it is said. It is a 
noted landmark and can still be traced to a consider- 
able extent, as it was the western boundary of the 
Patent of Loonenburgh and other lands. See Historv 
of Greene County. W. S. P.] 

Page 419. In the name of God, Amen, July 24, 
1744, I, BARENT VROMAN, of Schenectady, Gent, 
being in perfect health. I leave to my wife Trientie, 



214 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

all real and personal estate, negro slaves, book debts, 
money, plate " and nothing in the world excepted." 
But what part of my estate she shall not dispose of 
I hereby give and bequeath to Maritie, wife of Isaac 
Switts, of Albany, and to her children. I make my 
wife executor. 

Witnesses, Philip Livingston, Joshua De Forest, 
James Elliott. Proved, before Myndert Schuyler, 
Esq., April 14, 1749. 

Page 421. In the name of God, Amen, I, ISAAC 
FINCH, of Goshen, in Orange County, "through the 
goodness of God, tho' weak in body, yet of sound 
mind." I leave to my wife all debts due to me, and 
she is to pay all debts I owe ; And she is to have the 
use of the best room in the house where I now dwell, 
and all household goods, and a horse and all live stock, 
except 3 cows and 7 sheep ; And she shall have the 
use of the south east half of my homestead and ^ of 
the profits of my grist mill and saw mill and farm, all 
of which are to remain in her hands until my son 
Solomon is of age, and after that the Other half is for 
him. If she marries she is to have 12, out of the 
household goods. After her death the personal prop- 
erty and the stock are to be divided between my sons, 
Abraham, Daniel, John, and Nathaniel, and my daugh- 
ter Ruth. I leave to my son Solomon, ^ the home- 
stead where I now live, taken square across on the 
south east end with the appurtenances. And ^ the 
grist mill and saw mill and stream and roads to and 
from the mills, and ^ of its utensils ; Also my small 
gun, and a horse. I leave to my son Samuel, my right 
in the mine tract which I purchased from Abijah Sans 
(Sands), lying at Mount Eve. I leave to my daughter 
Ruth, 40 shillings and a cow, besides the household 
stuff already called hers. I leave to my daughter 
Elizabeth a horse and some sheep, " and a ten gallon 
Pot when her mother can spare it." I leave to my 
sons Abraham and Daniel, all my rights of land which 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 215 

I have by my father, Abraham Finch, lying in the 
Patent of Wawayanda, except my homestead. I leave 
to my three sons, " my three horses running at Poc- 
hack. I leave to my sons John and Nathaniel all my 
rights of land which fell to me by my father, Abraham 
Finch, and my grandfather, Isaac Finch, in the bounds 
of Stanford in New England, and " above the 8 mile 
line, in the tract called 8 mile and 4 mile." I leave to 
my son Isaac the northwest half of my homestead and 
my mills, and my long gun, and I make him execu- 
tor and trustee for my wife. 

Dated June 15, 1748. Witnesses, James Butler, 
Timothy Wood, Anthony Carpenter. Proved, April 
18, 1749. 

Page 423. In the name of God, Amen. I, ROBERT 
ELLIOTT, of Bedford, in Westchester County, yeoman, 
being sick. I leave to my only son, John, all divided 
lands and tenements and premises. I leave to my oldest 
daughter Mary of my undivided lands and to my 
youngest daughter Deborah, the other half. I leave 
to my wife Mellicent, all movable estate within doors 
and without, for the maintaining and bringing up my 
children, until my son is of age, and theu she is to 
have the use of house and home lot for life, and I 
make her executor. 

Dated August 14, 1732. Witnesses, Zachariah Mills, 
Richard Wescot. Proved before Samuel Purdy, Esq., 
November 19, 1748. 

Page 424. In the name of God, Amen, the 8 of 
September, 1746. I, JEREMIAH GONNONG, of North 
Castle, in Westchester County, being very sick. I 
leave to my wife Martha all estate of every kind, and 
make her executor. 

Witnesses, John Gonnong, Gilbert Arnold, William 
Firth. Proved, June 20, I74f. 

Page 425. In the name of God, Amen. I, DAVID 
BURNET, of Southampton, in Suffolk County, cord- 



216 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

wainer, being sick. All debts are to be paid at some 
convenient time. I leave to my wife the use and im- 
provement of all my buildings and ^ my well as long 
as she remains my widow ; Also the use and improve- 
ment of all my lands and meadows and rights of land 
" so long as she remains my widow and bears up m;y 
name ; " Also ^ of movable estate. After her death 
all my lands, meadows, houses, and estate I leave to my 
two daughters, Sarah and Puah. I make my wife and 
my friend, John Chattield, executors. 

Dated November 2, 1748. Witnesses, William Fos- 
ter, Matthew Sayre, Abraham Halsey. Proved, Au- 
gust 5, 1749. 

Page 426. In the name of God, Amen. I, JERE- 
MIAH VAILL, of Southold, in Suffolk County, being sick. 

1 leave to my wife Elizabeth, of household goods 
and my negro girl " Hagar," and the improvement of the 
farm on which I now dwell and such part of the stock 
as my executors shall think fit to keep, for the bringing 
up of the children until my eldest son, Jeremiah, comes 
of age. I leave to my eldest son, Jeremiah Vaill, all my 
houses and lands, " except my Ralph lot, bounded west 
by Daniel Petty, deceased, and east by John Terry." 
This lot my executors are to sell to the highest bidder 
and the money put at interest until my second son, 
Thomas, is of age, at which time my executors shall pay 
him 10. All the rest of my personal property is to 
be divided among all my children, except my eldest 
son. I leave to my son, Jeremiah Vaill, 1 yoke of oxen, 

2 cows and all farming utensils, and when he is 23 
years of age he is to pay to my brother, Gamaliel Vaill, 
.15, and 5 to my children. I make Joshua Youngs 
and Jonathan Terry, executors. 

Dated October 12, 1748. Witnesses, John Terry, 
Charles Glover, Samuel Tuthill. Proved, November 
24, 1748. 

Page 427. In the name of God, Amen. I, DANIEL 
GOLDSMITH, of Southold, yeoman, being in health. I 



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leave to my eldest son, Daniel, <5. I leave to my wife 
Mary, all my lands and estate, to her and her heirs and 
assigns forever, and I make her executor. 

Dated May 17, 1745. Witnesses, Gideon Wickham, 
Daniel Osborne, Silas Moore. Proved, March 30, 1749. 

Page 428. In the name of God, Amen. I, WILL- 
IAM ALBERTSON, of. the town of Southampton, clothier, 
being sick. I leave to my son, John Albertson, all my 
meadow at a place called the Muddy Cove; Also 100 
acres of land lying in the manor of St. George, being 
at the east end of said land ; Also all my right in the 
Cedar Swamp lying between the two rivers. I leave 
to my son William, all that part of my land lying at 
the place called the Ponds, formerly in possession of 
William Coleman ; beginning at the bound tree east- 
ward, which stands between me and Daniel Horton, 
and running west by the Kings road, " to the bound tree 
that stands between me and Glover." I leave to my 
son Richard all that part of my lands at the Ponds 
which was formerly in possession of William Coleman, 
south of the Country road, and beginning at the bound 
tree between me and David Horton, so running to the 
manor line. I leave to my two sons, William and 
Richard, all my meadow that belongs to my Ponds 
farm on the land formerly in possession of William 
Coleman. My son William shall grant to my son Rich- 
ard, a passing road to his meadow. I leave to my son 
Daniel, a lot of land running from the manor to the 
Saw mill, on Peconic river, with the mill and stream ; 
Also 2,400 acres of land lying to the said river ; Also 
1 right of land undivided lying in the manor of St. 
George in the township of Southold ; I also leave him 
my land and stream at Naiock (Noyack) in the town 
of Southampton. My land at Goshen in Orange County 
is to be sold by my executors. I leave to my three 
daughters, Mary, Elizabeth, and Abigail, 100 each, 
when of age. All the rest of my movable property is 
to be sold at vendue to highest bidder, and the pro- 



218 ABSTEACTS OF WILL& LIBER 16. 

ceeds paid to my 3 daughters, after my wife has had 
her thirds. I make my wife and my sons John and 
William executors. 

" Dated in Kiverhead in the town of Southampton," 
March 25, 1749. The 100 acres of land in the manor of 
St. George which I have given to my son John is to 
begin at the Bald Hill westward, and so to come east, 
to include 100 acres. 

Witnesses, Hugh Ray nor,- William Ray nor, John 
Mackie. Proved, March 30, 1749. 

[NOTE. William Albertson lived on the south side 
of Peconic river, at Riverhead, in an old house which 
is yet standing. The lands mentioned are all in that 
region except the land and stream at Noyack, which is 
a well-known locality north of Bridge Hampton. The 
2,400 acres of land left to his son Daniel, are probably 
in Topping's Purchase, Southampton, south of Peconic 
river. The ancient line between Quogue Purchase and 
Topping's Purchase, in the town of Southampton, ran 
very near the old house. W. S. P.] 

Page 430. In the name of God, Amen. I, HEZEKIAH 
TOPPING, of the town of Southampton, December 26, 
1748, "being of perfect mind." All debts to be paid 
by executors. I leave to my wife of all movable 
estate and the improvement of all her thirds of lands 
in the Home lot ; and one room in my house, and the 
use of the barn during her natural life. " In the next 
place," I give and bequeath unto my two grandsons, 
Hezekiah Bower and Job Haines, and to their heirs 
and assigns, my home lot and all buildings, subject to 
my wife's privileges ; Also 10 acres of woodland at 
the north end of my south lot in the Great Division. 
I leave to my daughter, Elizabeth Bower, <5, and she 
is to have the use of one room in my house till her son, 
Hezekiah Bower, is of age. I leave to my daughter, 
Martha Haines, 5 shillings. I leave to my three 
daughters, Temperance, Susanah, and Abigail, 20 each. 
All the rest of my lands are to be sold by my execu- 



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tors. All the rest of my estate I leave to my 5 daugh- 
ters, Phebe, wife of Henry Pierson, Sarah, wife of 
Jonah Sandford, Temperance, Susanah, and Abigail. I 
make James Haines and Job Pierson executors. 

Witnesses, Elizabeth Topping, David Topping, 
Elnathan Topping, Jr. Proved, January 26, I7if. 

[NOTE. The homestead of Hezekiah Topping was 
at the south end of Sagg Street on the east side. It 
was sold by Hezekiah Bovver and Job Haines to Rev. 
Ebenezer White, and is now, or late, owned by his 
descendant, Mr. John White. W. S. P.] 

Page 432. In the name of God, Amen, January 29, 
1742. I, THOMAS COOPER, of the town of Southamp- 
ton, husbandman, being under weakness of body. I 
leave to my wife Hannah, all movable estate, and the 
use of the east end of my now dwelling house, and \ 
of the cellar and barn, and the use of \ of all my lands, 
during her life. I leave to my son, Thomas Cooper, 
all my housing and home lot and \ of all my meadows, 
and \ of a 50 right of Commonage, and the land that 
was laid out to it in the Great South and North Divi- 
sions. I leave to my son, John Cooper, \ of a 50 
right of Commonage and the land laid out to it in the 
above named Divisions, and drawn with Mr. John 
Mitchell. I leave to my son David the house and 12 
acres of land I formerly bought of John Conkling, 
lying at Scuttle Hole, and \ of a 50 right of Com- 
monage, with the land laid out to it in the above 
named Divisions. I leave to my son, Ebenezer Cooper, 
all that my piece of land at Mecox Plain, and that 
piece running down to Sagg Pond, and \ of a 50 
right of Commonage, with the land in the Great North 
and South Divisions, drawn with John Mitchell, and \ 
of my meadows. I leave to my daughter, Phebe 
Culver, 5 shillings. To my daughter, Mary Johnes, 5s. 
My land lying at Yellow Springs, with John Lupton, 
is to be sold by my executors. I make my wife and 
my son Thomas executors. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Witnesses, Elisha Howell, Jr., David Pierson, Elisha 
Ho well. Proved, March 8, 174|. 

[NOTE. Thomas Cooper lived at Mecox, arid his 
descendants are still there. W. S. P.] 

Page 433. In the name of God, Amen. I, JECKO- 
MIAJI SCOTT, of the town of Southampton, being an old 
man. I leave to my son, Jackson Scott, all my lands 
and meadows, sedges, beaches and timber in Jeffreys 
Neck and Cow neck and two 50 rights of Common- 
age within the North Sea line, and of all my lotted 
land joining to the Fish Cove, south and west, in said 
line ; And ^ of the 20 acre lot within the Town line at 
Towd, next to young William Jennings ; And of my 
Clay pit land joining to the Cedar Swamp, and \ of a 
50 right in lot 33, Great South Division. And of 
a 50 right of Commonage in Southampton and \ of 
my close at the Head of the Creek, which I bought 
of Nehemiah Howell. I leave to niy son, Thomas 
Scott, all my home lot of land in the town of South- 
ampton, with the appurtenances, And f of my Clay 
Pit land adjoining to the Cedar Swamp, also all my 
upland, meadow, sedges and flats of sedge at West 
Neck that now and hereafter may be, being bounded 
east as it is now fenced, west by a gutt running be- 
tween said flats and Seponack sedges, and north and 
south generally by the water ; Also all my home lot 
at North Sea and orchard and swamp ; Also all my 
lotted land between Millstone brook and my home lot 
at North Sea ; Also my lot at a place known by the 
name of the Wading Place, And \ of all my lotted 
land between North Sea and the Fishing cove, And 
\ of the 20 acre Lot east of the Fish Cove as now 
fenced, And two, \ 50 rights of Commonage in the 
North Sea line, And \ of a 50 in Lot 33, Great 
South Division, and \ of a 50 right of Commonage in 
the town of Southampton, and \ of my lot at the Head 
of the Creek, which I bought of Nehemiah Howell ; 
Also all lands, goods, and chattels which should any 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 221 

wise descend to me in East Hampton, Southampton, 
Setalcot or Brookhaven, Smithtown or Hempsted, and 
either in Old England or New England. Mentions 
sons John, Lazarus, Jeckomiah, and daughters Deb- 
borah, Mary, Sarah, and Annie. 

Dated March 24, 174|. Makes his sons Thomas and 
Jackson Scott, executors. Witnesses, Abner Howell, 
Joseph Goldsmith, John Mackie. Proved, April 5, 
1749. 

[NOTE. Captain Jeckomiah Scott was the son of 
Captain John Scott, who figures so extensively in the 
early history of the Long Island towns. His mother 
was Deborah Raynor, daughter of Thurston Raynor. 
John Scott eventually deserted his wife and left the 
country. The Governor appointed her brother, Joseph 
Raynor, and Richard Howell, to collect what they 
could of his property, for the benefit of his wife and 
family. There is on record in one of the books of 
deeds in the Town Clerk's office, Southampton, a copy 
of a letter written by John Scott to his son Jecko- 
miah, who was probably an only child. Jeckomiah 
Scott married Mary, daughter of Colonel John Jackson, 
of Queens County ; another daughter, Patience, married 
Joshua Barnes, of Southampton. Captain Jeckomiah 
Scott purchased the homestead of his brother in law, 
Joshua Barnes, in Southampton, March 22, 1706, and 
was living there at the time of his death. This is now 
the homestead of William S. Pelletreau. The tomb- 
stone of Captain Jeckomiah Scott, in the burying 
ground at Southampton, states that he died March 9, 
1749, aged 86. His son Lazarus went to Greenwich, 
Conn. His daughter Deborah married Joseph Hil- 
dreth ; Sarah probably married Richard Howell. 
Thomas Scott lived at Seponack, on the homestead of 
the late Captain Elias White, and of his father, Captain 
Edward White, before him. W. S. P.] 

Page 435. In the name of God, Amen, March 16, 
1 744. I, DIRCK BRINCKERHOFF, of Flushing, Gent., being 



222 ABSTEACTS OF WILLS LIBEE 16. 

in health. I leave to my wife Elizabeth, 16 a year, 
to be paid by my heir, provided she disanulls and 
makes void a certain Matrimonial Instrument made be- 
tween us in her name, Elizabeth Anthony, bearing date 
June 25, 1742, and she is to make her choice. And 
my wife is also to take to herself a bed and bedstead 
and all furniture and her wearing apparell that belongs 
to her. I leave to my daughter Garradine, <300. To 
my daughter Altye, 300. To my daughter Susanah, 
300. All my household goods I leave as follows, viz. : 
To the children of my son Abraham, deceased, and to my 
children, John, Joris, Isaac, Jacobus, Garradine, Altye, 
and Susanah. " My eldest son's three sons shall have 
40 before any division, which is my son Abraham's 
birthright, and they are to give security to pay 40 
shillings a year to my wife if required." All the rest 
of my movable estate, I leave to the children of my 
eldest son Abraham, deceased, and to my sons, John, 
Joris, Isaac, and Jacobus. All the rest of my lands in 
Flushing are to be sold by my executors. I leave to my 
sons all my lands in the Patent of Wawayanda, in 
Orange County. I make Nicholas Cowenhoven, of 
Brookland, Abraham Schenck, of Flushing, and Abra- 
ham Brinckerhoff, of Newtown, and my son Joris, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Elbert Adriance, Gilbert Schenck, Isaac 
Adriance. 

Codicil. Whereas I had left 40 to the sons of my 
son Abraham, I order that one of his sons, named 
Dirck, shall be excluded from his ^ part, and the other 
two to have the whole when of age. [The two other 
sons were John and Abraham.] 

Dated February 1, 174-J. Witnesses, Elbert Adri- 
ance, Jacob Adriance, Dirck Brinckerhoff. Proved, 
May 18, 1749. 

Page 437. In the name of God, Amen, August 2. 
1746. I, MOSES NORTHROP, of Beekmansburg, in 
Duchess County, being in health. I leave to my wife 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 223 

Abigail, a negro man for life, and then to my daughter, 
Abigail Caulkings. I leave to my daughter Sarah, a 
negro girl and 10. To my daughter, Abigail Caulk- 
ings, 10. All the rest of my estate I leave to my 5 
sons, Mouses, Amos, Joseph, Benjamin, and Cornell, 
"except a negro boy about 2 years old, to my son Amos." 
My son Moses shall have his part of the real estate 
where he shall choose. 

Witnesses, James Brown, Richard Olmstead, Samuel 
Lobdell. Proved, July 1, 1747. 

Page 439. In the name of God, Amen, I, EDITH 
FEAVER, of New York, " spinster," " being in as good 
state of health as I have been for some time past." I 
leave all my estate to my sister, Grace Haggie, widow, 
in Stair street, near King James stairs, in Lower Shad- 
well, London. If she die, then to her daughter Eliz- 
abeth, wife of Peter Palmer, mariner, and her children. 
I make Peter Parker, of St. Pauls, Shadwell, London, 
mariner, and William Bryant, of New York, mariner, 
and John Wright, of New York, watch maker, execu- 
tors. 

Dated April 29, 1747. Witnesses, John De Lanoy, 
Samuel Van Home, John Van Cortlandt. Proved, 
May 19, 1749. 

Page 440. In the name of God, Amen, November 
27, 1744. I, JOHN PROBASCO, of Jamaica, in Queens 
County, yeoman, being in health. I leave to my son, 
Reynier Probasco, my dwelling house, barn, and home- 
stead in Jamaica, with all farming utensils, wagons, 
etc. I leave to my eldest son, Stoefell, 10, in consid- 
eration of his birthright. To my daughter Sarah, 20, 
to furnish her with handsome furniture equal with her 
married sisters ; Also a negro girl. I leave to my 4 
daughters, Yanitie, wife of Gerritt Borland, Idagh, wife 
of Jacob Lott, Sarah, and Ariantie, wife of Minard Van 
Sickle, 500. All the rest to my children, Stoefell, 
John, Abraham, Reynier, Yanitie, Idagh, Sarah, and 



224 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Ariantie. My son Reynier is to pay to my executors 
.200, to be divided among the rest of my children. 

Witnesses, John Rhodes, John Dorland, Benjamin 
Hirchman. Proved, before Samuel Clowes, Esq., May 
1, 1749. 

Page 442. In the name of God, Amen, January 19, 
1746. I, WILLIAM JOHNSON, of Jamaica, in Queens 
County, yeoman, " being far advanced in years, and la- 
bouring under bodily diseases, besides the infirmities 
of old age." My executors are to sell enough real es- 
tate to pay debts. I bequeath unto my negro woman 
named "Betty," my dwelling house and lands in Ja- 
maica where I now live, during her life, provided she 
keeps it in good repair. I also leave to her kitchen 
utensils, 3 cows, and all farming utensils except a 
Hetchell, which I give to my cousin, William Gritman. 
All my negro slaves are to be set at liberty, being 7 in 
all. After the death of my negro woman " Betty," all 
my estate is to be sold by my executors. Leaves small 
legacies to Sukey Hagawout, Hendrick, Isaac, Harmon, 
Anattie, and Thomas Hendrickson, Jr., and to Petertie 
Gritman, Johanes Peterson, Luke and Any tie, children 
of Hans Bergen, Yanitie, wife of Thomas Stringham, 
Mary Scidmore, " wife of my neighbor, John Scid- 
more." I make my friends and kinsmen, Hendrick 
Eldert and William Gritman, executors. 

Witnesses, Nicholas Van Arsdale, Daniel Mills, Ben- 
jamin Hinchman. Proved, May 27, 1749. 

Page 444. In the name of God, Amen. I, WILLIAM 
GOULDER, of Jamaica, in Queens County, " being now, 
and having been for a long time sick." I leave to my 
wife, Gazenah, 100, and the interest of 150, with the 
bed, linen, and household furniture commonly kept and 
used in the west room of my dwelling house. I leave 
to my daughter Antie, 12. To my son Abraham a 
horse, and 3 to purchase a new saddle. All my mov- 
able estate is to be sold by my executors at a public 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS-LIBER 16. 225 

vendue. I leave to my son Joseph, 2^ acres of my 
meadow on the Far East Neck at the south end of my 
meadow next to the bay. To my son Nicholas, 30. 
To my son Jacobus, 20. To my son Abraham, 10. 
To my daughter Wyntie, wife of Abraham Hendrick- 
son, 5. All the rest to all my children. My wife 
and family are to have the use of the farm till sold. 
I make my friends and neighbors, Elias Baylies, John 
Baylies, and Richard Everitt, executors. 

Witnesses, Bernardus Ryder, Stephen Jansen, Ben- 
jamin Hinchman, Proved, April 4, 1749. 

Page 446. In the name of God, Amen. I, DANIEL 
MOORE, of New York, manner. I leave to my dearly 
beloved friend, Nicholas De Forest, inn holder and 
victualer, all my estate, especially 1 piece of linuen, 2 
coats, and other clothes, and now in the hands of Mr. 
Gordon, And all that I may have on board the "Dumb 
Eagle," snow, commanded by Captain Cornal, now out- 
ward bound upon a voyage, And I make him executor. 

Dated November 20, 1748. Witnesses, James Ward, 
John Wilson. Proved, June 5, 1749. 

Page 447. In the name of God, Amen, December 1, 
1744. I, JACOBUS SWARTWOUT, of the Fish Kill in 
Duchess County, Gent. I leave to my wife during 
widowhood the use of all my real estate, but in case 
she marries she shall have the income of my lands 
and one negro wench, and a bed and furniture. I leave 
to my son Thomas, 60, or the choice of one of my ne- 
groes, for his birthright. All the rest of my estate I 
leave to my sons, Thomas, Cornelius, Adolphus, Sam- 
uel, and Jacobus. I leave to my daughters, Jacomintie 
and Catharine, 25. Also legacies to my daughters 
Elizabeth and Janetie. I make my sons, Thomas and 
Cornelius, and Theodoras Van Wyck and John Brinck- 
erhoff, executors. 

Witnesses, John Raill, Stephen Ladow, Jacob Graer. 
Proved, June 19, 1749. 



226 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

Page 448. In the name of God, Amen. I, RIP VAN 
DAM, of New York, Esq., June 16, 1746, do make and 
declare this to be my last will. I leave to my grand- 
son Nicholas (son of my eldest son, Rip Van Dam, de- 
ceased), 20 shillings in full bar to all claims as heir-at- 
law. Whereas I have built two small tenements or 
dwelling houses upon lands which I hold upon lease 
from John Harpending, deceased, I bequeath one of the 
said houses that is next to the gate, unto my undutiful 
daughter Mary, widow of Nicholas Parcell, for the re- 
mainder of the lease ; And the other tenement next 
the house and ground of my brother-in-law, Teunis Van 
Woert, I give to Catryntie Thong, widow of my late 
grand son, Rip Thong ; I also leave her 50. My ex- 
ecutors are to make an inventory, and sell all houses 
and lands except as above, and all my movable estate 
at public vendue. I leave to my housekeeper, Mrs. 
Ann Wyborn, 5 of the proceeds of my estate. I leave 
-1- to Nicholas and Margaret, the children of my son, 
Kip Van Dam, deceased ; -i- to my grand children, Mag- 
dalen, Rip, Gerardus, Nicholas and Cornelius, the chil- 
dren of my son, Richard Van Dam, deceased ; ^ to my 
f'and children, Peter, Lynch, Sarah, wife of Mathias 
an Alstyne, and Mary, wife of Egbert Benjamin 
Eghbertse, being the children of my daughter Mary. 
And ^ to my daughter Elizabeth, wife of Thomas 
Moore, and to Sovrain Seabrant, son of my daughter, 
Elizabeth Kiersted (my grand sons, Robert Livingston 
and Thomas Moore, are to be his guardians) ; And to 
my grand daughter Mary, wife of Robert Livingston, 
and to my grand children, Walter Thong and Hen- 
dricks Thong, the two children of my Grand-son, 
Thomas Thong, deceased, and to my great grandson, 
Hendrick Ryckert Hansen, son of my grand daughter 
Sarah, late wife of Ryckert Hansen. Thomas Moore 
and his family and Mrs. Ann Wyburn and her chil- 
dren are to remain in my dwelling house six months. 
I make my son Isaac, and Thomas Moore and my 
grand son, Robert Livingston, executors. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 227 

Witnesses, Simon Cregier, William Poppledorf, Si- 
mon Johnson. 

Codicil, March 17, 1748. I leave to my grand son, 
Hendrick Hansen, the house and lot on the north side 
of Maiden lane, now in occupation of Mary Ashfield, 
bounded west by the house in tenure of Captain Grif- 
fiths, and east by Robert Livingston, and north by the 
brew-house. 

Proved, June 21, 1749. 

[NOTE. Rip Van Dam was for many years one of 
the most prominent men and merchants of New York. 
He was a member of the Council for nearly thirty 
years. As President of the Council he was Acting 
Governor from the time of the death of Governor John 
Montgomerie, in 1731, till the accession of Governor 
William Cosby, in 1732. He was born about 1662, and 
died probably in June, 1749. His homestead seems to 
have been at the west corner of Nassau street and 
Maiden lane. W. S. P.] 

Page 452 In the name of God, Amen. I, JOSEPH 
BRUNING, of New York, surgeon, being sick. After 
payment of debts, I leave one-half of my estate to my 
wife Caroline, and one-half to my son William, when 
he is of age. I make my wife and my brother-in-law, 
John Richards, executors. 

Dated May 12, 1749. Witnesses, Warner Richards, 
Peter Marschalk, John Kelly. Proved, June 21, 1749. 

Page 453. " And I, the said DANNIEL CONNOR, con- 
sidering the uncertainty of life." I leave to my friend, 
William Allison, all my share of vessells and goods and 
prizes, to be taken by the Brigantine " Hester," com- 
manded by Captain Samuel Bayard, and the Sloop 
" Polly," her consort ; except which I bequeath unto 
whosoever is at the expense of fitting me out for the 
voyage. And I make the said William Allison exec- 
utor. 

Witnesses, John De Key, Elizabeth De Key, Re- 



228 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

becca Morris. Dated October 23, 1744. Proved, July 
11, 1749. 

[The above was written at the foot of a Letter of 
Attorney.] 

Page 454. In the name of God, Amen, December 
17, 1748. I, JOHN ARMSTRONG, of the Patentship of 
Moriches, in the town of Brookhaven, laborer, being 
very sick. I leave to my wife Mary all household 
goods and chattels that she brought with her, and 50, 
and a cow and a pig. To my son John, my best suit 
of clothes, to be kept for him by my executors till he 
is of age. I leave to my daughter Mehitabel, all the 
rest of my household goods. To my daughter Hannah, 
3. The rest of my movables to be sold by my execu- 
tors, and the money to be paid to my two sons, Obadiah 
and Nathaniel. I make my wife and my friend, Na- 
thaniel Smith, executors. 

Witnesses, David Ho well, Mary Matthews, Nathaniel 
Smith. Proved, April 10, 1749. 

Page 455. In the name of God, Amen. I, ANNE 
BOBINE, late of Kings County, but now of New York, 
widow, being sick. I leave my negro slave Phebe to 
my good friend John Bassett, pewterer. I leave to 
the Elders of the Reformed Dutch Church at Bush- 
wyck, on Long Island, 9. My negro slaves are to be 
sold by my executors. I leave to Mary Bassett my bed 
and furniture and a silver tumbler and teaspoons. To 
my friend, Doctor William Beekrnan, 25, to buy a suit 
of mourning. I leave to John Bassett all the rest of 
my movables, and I make him and Dr. William Beek- 
man, executors. 

Dated December 6, 1744. Witnesses, Peter Ver- 
gereau, Victor Bicker. Proved, July 21, 1749. 

Page 456. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOSEPH 
WICKHAM, of the town of Southold, being weak in 
body. I leave to my son, Parker Wickham, 1 acres of 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 229 

fresh meadow which I purchased of Daniel Terry, lying 
on the north side of Peconic river, And 2 acres of 
fresh meadow that I purchased of Gideon Wickham 
lying near my dwelling house. I leave to my three 
sons, Joseph, Thomas, John, and my son in law, Daniel 
Howell, all the rest of my lands and real estate except 
the lands at a place called Fresh Pond in Southold. I 
leave to my wife Abigail, 80. To my daughter 
Abigail Howell, 20. To my 3 daughters, Sarah, 
Elizabeth, and Jerusha, 90. I leave to my three sons, 
Joseph, Thomas, and John, and my son in law, Daniel 
Howell, all the rest of my personal estate. The lands 
reserved above, which I purchased from William Al- 
bertson, are to he sold at public vendue, for the pay- 
ment of a certain debt to Joseph Conkling, due from 
the estate of William Albertson for which I am bound. 
I make my wife and my sons, Parker and Joseph, ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated March 30, 1749. Witnesses, Gideon Wick- 
ham, Daniel Osborn, William Reeve. Proved, June 8, 
1749. 

Page 458. In the name of God, Amen. I, JONA- 
THAN HARDMAN, of the Out Ward, in New York, vint- 
ner, being sick, I leave to my eldest son, Lawrence 
Hardman, 10 shillings, as being my eldest son. I leave 
to my wife Frances, all my estate during her widow- 
hood, but if she marries my express order is that my 
executors shall pay to her, 40. All the rest of my 
estate I leave to my children (not named). I make 
my wife and my friend Lawrence Gardner and Andries 
Anderson, executors. 

Witnesses, William Richardson, John Boss. Dated 
June 3, 1745. Proved, July 19, 1749. 

Page 459. In the name of God, Amen. I, ANTHONY 
DE MILT, of New York, mason, being infirm in body, 
this 17 of July, 1749. I leave to my wife the use of 
my house on Golden Hill, in the Montgomery Ward, 



230 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

and from which I have lately moved, being rented at 
15 a year. All the rest of my houses and lands and 
personal property are to be sold by my executors, and 
the proceeds are to be paid to my wife Mary, and to 
my children, Sarah, Benjamin, Anthony, and John, 
and my daughter Sarah Bulson and to Sarah, the 
daughter of my son Isaac, deceased. I make my trusty 
friends, Edward Man, cooper, and Johanes Durrie, 
baker, executors. 

Witnesses, William Dobbs, Robert Fenton, Charles 
Johnson. Proved, August 2, 1749. 

Page 461. In the name of God, Amen. July 15, 
1748, I, PHILIP LIVINGSTON, of New York, being in 
perfect health and considering the infirmity and mor- 
tality of man and the uncertainty of this life, have 
thought best before I leave this earthly state to dis- 
pose of my temporal goods which it hath pleased God 
far above my deserts to give me. My executors are to 
pay all debts due to any person whatever. I leave to 
my eldest son Robert Livingston, Jr., all my lands and 
tenements in the manor of Livingston, with the grist 
mills and saw mills, furnace, forge and all buildings 
and premises, and improvements I have made on the 
manor, which are very considerable, Together with 
all the tools and utensils. I also leave to him the 
house and lot in the city of Albany, on the north side 
of Joncker street, and fronting on the west side of 
Pearl street, as it was bequeathed to me by my father, 
Robert Livingston, Esq. ; Also a lot of ground which I 
bought and exchanged from the heirs of Isaac Ver 
Planck, with part of the house built thereon ; Also the 
house and lot on the west side of the house first men- 
tioned ; All which lands were devised to me by my 
father in fee tail. I also leave to him 3 negroes, 1 2 
horses, 6 geldings, 6 mares, 6 cows, 6 sheep, 6 hogs, 
and my chariot and my gold watch. And if I happen 
to die between the First of February and the First of 
September, my wife and children are to have the use 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 231 

of the grist mill and house, to grind, bolt, pack and ship 
off all their wheat into flour and Cornell and manu- 
facture all their wheat that shall be brought before 
September 1st She paying the miller and the baker, 
and to bake the Cornell into bread. My executors are 
to make an inventory of all things, except what are left 
to my son Robert. I leave to my wife, Catharine Liv- 
ingston, all the rest of my real estate in Albany County 
and in New York, or elsewhere, during her life, with 
power to sell personal property for her support, and 
for educating my two daughters, Alida and Catherine, 
and they are to have the same portions as I have paid 
to my sons Robert, Peter, John, Phillip, Henry, and 
William, and my daughter Sarah, wife of William 
Alexander, namely 1,000 when they are of age or 
married, besides household furniture to make them 
equal to my other children. After my wife's decease, 
all my estate is to go to my children, Peter Van Brugh, 
John, Henry, Philip, William, Sarah, wife of William 
Alexander, Alida and Catherine. I leave to my wife 
my houses and lots in New York, during her widow- 
hood. I leave to my son, Peter Van Brugh Livingston, 
the house in which he lives, with my part of the lot in 
New York near the Old Slip. I leave to my son John 
the house in which he lives in Broad street. To my 
son Phillip the house in which he lives in New York, 
on Burnets Key, with the lot and store house. My 
daughters are to be maintained out of my estate, and 
the cost is not to be a part of their portions. My execu- 
tors have power to sell real estate. And I make my 
wife and my sons executors. 

Witnesses, Cornelius Clopper, John Richards, John 
Clopper. Proved, July 5, 1749. 

[NOTE. The house and lot of Philip Livingston, in 
New York, was the entire front on the east side of 
Broad street, between Stone street and " Mill street," 
now South William street. The north part of this 
was the house left to his son, John Livingston, the 
south part was afterwards sold to Dr. John Charlton. 



232 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 

The house and lot left to Peter Van Brugh Livingston, 
is on the north side of Hanover Square, 75 feet east 
of William street. Phillip Livingston owned a lot 
extending from Pearl street to Front street, 30 feet 
west of Pine street. The house on Burnets Key (or 
Quay) now Front street, and left to his son Philip, 
was a part of this lot. W. S. P.] 



Page 465. In the name of God, Amen, I, 
ALBRECHT, of Bushwyck, in Kings County, Physician, 
being sick. After the payment of debts, I leave all 
my estate to Trintie, wife of Hendrick Vandewater 
and Ann Martin, widow. I make my friends Hendrick 
Vandewater and Johanes De Mill, Trintie Vandewater 
and Ann Martin, executors. 

Dated July 29, 1749. Witnesses, Albert Gayler, 
John Roosevelt, Jr., James Roosevelt, Jr. Proved, 
August 12, 1749. 

Page 466. In the name of God, Amen, June 17, 
1747, I, JEREMIAH MITCHELL, of Hempstead, being in 
disposed in body. All my estate and lands are to be 
sold at outcry or public vendue. I leave to my wife 
Elizabeth, 100. To my son Jeremiah, 100. All the 
rest I leave to my wife and my son Jeremiah, and my 
daughters Phebe, Freelove, Sarah, Margaret, and Eliza- 
beth. I make my wife and Jacob Smith and my 
brother, John Mitchell, executors. 

Witnesses, John Forbes, Henry Smith, James Rock- 
well. Proved, August 5, 1749. 

Page 467. In the name of God, Amen, January 7, 
173|-, I, GODFRIED BE WuLFFREN, of Albany County. 
I leave to my wife all my estate during her widow- 
hood. I leave to my eldest son John, 5 shillings in 
consideration of his Primogeniture. I leave to my son 
Godfried all my real estate on Hudson river. All my 
personal property to my two sons. 

Witnesses, George Willeken, Marcinus Hiskins Du- 
bois, Jeremiah Dubois. Proved, August 23, 1749. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 16. 233 

Page 469. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
JOHNSON, of New York, carpenter, being sick. After 
the payment of debts, I leave all the remainder of my 
estate to my wife Jane, and I make her executor. 

Dated February 10, 1748. Witnesses, Robert Troup, 
John Russell, John Burnet. Proved, August 24, 1749. 

Page 470. In the name of God, Amen, I, STEPHEN 
WILLIAMS, of the Borrough town of Westchester, yeo- 
man. After payment of all debts, I leave the rest of my 
estate to my wife Rachel, to enable her to bring up the 
children, and the use of all houses and lands till my 
youngest son Frederick is of age. I leave to my eldest 
son Stephen all that my land lying on the west side of 
the highway, opposite to my dwelling house, which I 
bought of Samuel Warren, John Williams, and the ex- 
ecutors of Joseph Halstead ; Also a lot of salt meadow 
which I bought of Samuel Warren, on the east side of 
the Westchester Great creek ; I also leave him a 25 
right in the Sheep Pasture, And he is to pay to my 
daughters Anne and Sarah, 50. My wife is to enjoy 
the use of of said lands. I leave to my son Gilbert 
all the rest of my real estate, and my house and lands, 
and a lot of salt meadow on the west side of West- 
Chester creek, and a 25 right in the Sheep Pasture. 
And he is to pay to my son Frederick, 100. I make 
my wife and my brother, John Williams, and my friend, 
Israel Honeywell, Esq., executors. My two youngest 
sons are to be put to learn trades. 

Dated July 16, 1749. Witnesses, John Bartow, 
Cornelius Hunt, Isaac Williams. Proved, July 25, 
1749. 

END OF LIBER 16. 



234 



LIBER 17 

Page 1. In the name of God, Amen, July 14, 1749, 
I, JOHN LYON, of Rye, in the County of Westchester, 
being sick. I make my wife Hester, and my son John, 
and Thomas Star Tredwell, executors. I leave to my 
wife the sole use and benefits of my dwelling house and 
barn, and 4 acres of land adjoining, during her widow- 
hood, and one third of movable estate. I leave to my 
son John, 10, as heir at law ; Also the house which he 
now lives in with orchard and lot of land running 
across to Byram river, by the lot that was Samuel 
Lyons, a direct course, so that it be ^ the land that I 
have on Byram Neck adjoining to the river, which said 
land lies in Greenwich, Connecticut ; Also a negro 
man. And he is to pay to my 3 daughters, viz., Eliza- 
beth, wife of Thomas Star Tredwell, Ruth, wife of 
Abraham Bush, and Sarah, wife of Elnathan Mead, 5 
each. I leave to my son James, Mary's Hill, so called, 
in Byram Neck, and Samuel Bank's lot " with which 
the other ^ of the neck of the lands to be made up," 
And he is to pay to his brother, Rodger Lyons, 100. 
I leave to my son Rodger, with what I have already 
given him, my lands on Calves Island, and all my salt 
meadow, and all my right of undivided lands in Rye, 
and a negro man. I leave to my son Gilbert the 
farm where I now live with the house and buildings 
and 4 acres of land, subject to my wife's right ; Also 
the timber lot on the other side of Byram river, along 
the road as you go to Horse Neck. And he is to pay 
to his brothers John, Rodger, and James, and to his 
sisters, 300. I leave to my son in law, Abraham 
Bush, the Saw Pit lot. All the rest of my movable 
estate I leave to my three sons. And as touching my 
lands at Cacoatt (Kakiat) on the west side of Hudson 
river, and all my rights of land in the Patent of Peter 
Fauconier <fe Co., they are to be sold by my executors, 
and the money paid to my three daughters. My 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 235 

negroes are to be considered part of my movable 
estate, and my old negro Betty to be maintained. I 
leave to my grand daughter Mary, daughter of my 
son John, 30 when of age. 

Witnesses, J. Wetmore, Cornelius Flanus, Ebenezer 
Edwards. Proved before Samuel Purdy, Esq., August 
16, 1749. 

[NOTE. The lands at Kakiat are in Clarkstown, 
Rockland County.] 

Page 3. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN SNED- 
IKER, of Jamaica, in Queens County, yeoman, being in 
good health. My son Johanes is to pay all just debts 
and funeral charges out of that part of my estate which 
I have made over to him this day by deed under my 
hand and seal, and that of Catharine, my wife ; I also 
leave to him all farming utensils, and all carpenter 
tools and weaving looms, and my gun and sword and 
silver cup, weighing about 8 ounces, also my bed and 
bedstead in the east room, and my negro u Caesar." " I 
leave to my wife Catharine all the goods she brought 
with her to me when I married unto her ;" And while 
she remains my widow she is to have of my orchard 
and 2 cows and the use of one room and the leanto and 
cellar, as much as she shall have occasion for. I leave 
to my eldest son Gerritt my Great Bible, and to my 
son Johanes one Book cf Sermons preached by Ber- 
nardus Freeman, and printed anno 1721 ; Also a 
weaving loom. I leave to my grandchildren, John, 
son of my son Geritt, and John, son of my son Johanes, 
each a two handled silver cup. To my daughter 
Williampte, 40. To my daughter Margaret, wife of 
Abraham Lent, 40. To my three sons all my ap- 
parell. To my sons Gerritt and Johanes, my two 
chests. I make my wife and my son Johanes exec- 
utors. 

Dated May 31, 1740. Witnesses, Gerritt Van 
Wickelen, Andrus Polhemus, Benjamin Hinchman. 
Proved, before Samuel Clowes, Esq., April 26, 1749. 



236 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

Page 5. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN WILSON, 
of New York, schoolmaster, but late of the Kingdom 
of Ireland, and brother and heir at law of James Wilson, 
late of Orange County. All of my estate of every 
kind, and especially what is in the hands of James 
Darcy, of New York, merchant or shop-keeper, and 
all coming to me as heir at law of said James Wilson, of 
whom James Darcy is administrator, is to be sold by 
my executors, and after payment of debts, all the rest 
is to be paid to my children, William and Margaret 
Wilson, children of me and my wife Mary, and living 
at Aughna Malagh, in County Monaghan, Ireland. I 
make my trusty friends, James Scott, of New York, 
innkeeper, and William Taylor, hat maker, executors. 

Dated September 12, 1749. Witnesses, James 
Ward, John Welch, Charles Johnson. Proved before 
Goldsbrow Banyer, Esq., September 22, 1749. 

Page 6. In the name of God, Amen. I, ANDREW 
MILLS, Purser of his majesty's ship, " Greyhound," being 
in bodily health, but considering the dangers of the 
seas. All bonds, goods, and money due to me I leave 
to my wife Eleanor, of the Parish of Stoke, in Hants, 
England, and I make her executor. 

Dated December 12, 1743. Witnesses, W. Boys, 
John Bladen, Michael Grow. Proved, September 27, 
1749. 

Page 7. In the name of God, Amen. I, JONATHAN 
Du Bois, of the Precinct of New Paltz, in Ulster 
County, being sick. I leave to my son Lewis my Large 
Dutch Bible, " as for his birth right." I leave to my 
wife Elizabeth all my farm lands and real estate, and 
the use of all personal estate during her widowhood. 
But if she marries she shall deliver up to my children 
all my estate except one negro, and as many cows and 
household stuff as she had in her possession when I 
married her, all of which I bequeath to her. I leave to 
my son Lewis all of my land situated on the south east 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 237 

side of the Paltz river, and -he shall pay to my sons 
Andries and Nathaniel, and to my three daughters, 
Eachel, Cornelia, and Maria, 250. After my wife's 
decease or marriage I leave to my youngest son Jonas 
all my farms, messuage, and lands situate on the north 
west side of Paltz river, and he is to pay to my sons 
Andries and Nathaniel and to my daughters, 450. If 
'my wife die before my sous Lewis and Jonas are of 
age, then my farm is to be rented until they are of age, 
and they are to be brought up and educated. I leave 
to my 4 sons, all my stock, horses, and wagons, etc. 
I leave to my three daughters all my household goods, 
and the rest of my estate to all my children. I make 
my brother, Nathaniel Du Bois, and my two brothers- 
in-Law, Johanes Hardenburgh and Wessell Brodhead, 
executors. 

Dated July 14, 1746. Witnesses, Cornelius Du 
Bois, Evert Tervelger, Jr., J. Bryn. Proved before 
John Crooke, Esq., August 30, 1749. 

Page 10. In the name of God, Amen. I, BENJA- 
MIN SMEDES, of Shawangunk in Ulster County, being 
sick, I leave to my eldest son Peter as his birthright, 
a horse, of his choice out of my whole stock of horses ; 
Also my Dutch Bible, and a saddle and curb bridle. 
I leave to my son Nathan all that certain lot of ground, 
part of the 1'arm on which I live, lying by the bounds 
of Jacob Decker, on the north west side of the Sha- 
wangunk Creek or river, by the banks of said river, 
and runs thence along the banks, N. 62, 30 E. 1 chain 
29 links, thence N. 30 E. 15 chains 9 links to the 
bounds of the lot given by me to my son Benjamin ; 
thence along the same easterly 4 chains to the south 
east corner of the lot; Then S. 67 E. 13 chains to a 
certain piece of land where my negro Tom was buried, 
near to Shawangunk creek and then up the river to the 
place of beginning, being 29 acres with the buildings. 
And I having conveyed to my son Benjamin the same 
quantity of 29 acres, and assisted him in building a 



238 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

house and making other improvements thereon ; And 
as my son Peter has had the benefit of my grist mill at 
Kingston for several years without paying a sufficient 
rent, and having assisted him in various ways, yet my 
son Nathan is to pay to my son Benjamin 20. I also 
leave to my son Benjamin 2 acres of land on the north- 
west side of Shawangunk river between the river and 
the highway next adjoining to the line of Jacobus 
Bruyn, and to extend south west along the river and 
highway, until he has two acres. I leave to my 3 sons, 
Peter, Benjamin, and Nathan, all my farm, messuage, and 
lands, and grist mill situate at Shawangunk and at 
Kingston, and all other real estate. And when di- 
vided, one of them is to have my lands and grist milt 
in Kingston, and the other two shall have my lands ae 
Shawangunk, and as my land at Kingston may bo 
reckoned of more value, it shall belong to the son whe 
will give the most for it. My son Benjamin is to havn 
the exclusive privilege of erecting a mill on a certaid 
brook on my land at Shawangunk commonly calleh 
the Klyne Kill (Little brook) and they shall alow eacs 
other all necessary roads. And they shall leave 2 rodl 
square of ground in common where the burying place 
is, within the 29 acres given to my son Nathan, which 
is to remain as a burying place for ever. My sons are 
to pay to niy grand children, the children of my daugh- 
ter Elizabeth, late wife of John Sleght, 150 (names 
not give'ti), and they shall also pay to my executors 
150, 1 leave to my daughter Rachel, wife of Nicho- 
las Bogardus, 150. I leave to my son Nathan all my 
wearing apparell ; and that of my wife, after her de- 
cease, to my daughter Rachel. 1 leave to my three 
daughters each a negro. All the rest to my six chil- 
dren. I make my 3 sons executors. 

Dated June 12, 1744. Witnesses, J. Bruyn, Jaco- 
bus Van Keuren, John Bruyn. Proved, before John 
Crooke, Esq., September 15, 1749. 

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ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 239 

Page 15. In the name of God, Amen. I, MICHAEL 
HICKEY, of New York, mariner. I leave to my lov- 
ing mother in law, Jane Van Gelder, in New York, 
widow, all my estate, and I make her executor. 

Dated Jnly 15, 1748. Witnesses, Tobias Stouten- 
burgh, Evert Bancker, Adrian Bancker. Proved, Oc- 
tober 27, 1749. 

Page 16. In the name of God, Amen, September 
16, 1749. I, TIMOTHY ROADS, of Hempsted, in Queens 
County, being very sick, I leave to my wife a good 
riding horse, saddle and bridle, and 2 good cows. All 
of my estate is to be sold by my executors, and my 
wife is to have the use of the money. I leave to my 
wife Jemima and to niy children Anthony and Martha, 
each 23, and to my son Anthony i- of the remainder, 
and all the rest to my daughters, Mary Doxee and Mar- 
tha Roads. My son's share is to be paid to him when 
he is of age. I empower my wife to bind my chil- 
dren out to trades if she thinks best. I make my wife 
and my brother, Jonah Roads, and Benjamin Wright, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Frederick Van Nostrand, John Cornell, 
Patrick Mott. Proved, before Samuel Clowes, Esq., 
October 17, 1749. 

Page 18. In the name of God, Amen, May 15, 
1746, I, NICASIUS COWENHOWEN, of Brookland, in 
Kings County, boulter, being in health. I leave to my 
wife Elsie, the use of my house, lands, and tenements 
and goods, within the township of Brookland, during 
her life, excepting that piece of land, bounded east by 
Benjamin Vande water, north by the Kings road, 
south by Rem Vanderbeck, and southwest by my own 
land, and west by Barent Bloom, this I except for sale. 
After my wife's decease, I leave to my eldest son John, 
all my houses and lands in Brookland. I leave to my 
son Gerritt, all tbat farm or Plantation, situate and 
being at the Raritan, in New Jersey, between the lands 



240 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

of Andries Ten Eyck and Peter Bodyn as by deed, 
with all the stock of horses, etc.; Also 500, which he 
has already received. I leave to my son Peter, all 
that farm or Plantation lying at the Raritan in New 
Jersey, where he lives, as by deed, with all houses 
and buildings ; Also 1000, which he has already re- 
ceived, and has been paid upon the Plantation where 
he now lives. I. leave to my daughter Dinah, wife 
of Simon Van Wilderen, 300. I leave to my eldest 
son John, 3, for his birth right. I leave all my 
movable estate to my children, and I make them ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Brewerton, Francis Hegeman, 
Adrian Hegeman. Proved, November 2, 1749. 

Page 20. In the name of God, Amen, January 6, 
1746. I, DANLEL SANSON, of New Rochelle, in West- 
chester County, being very sick. I leave to my wife 
Magdalen, the use of 250 for life. I leave to my 
daughter Elizabeth, wife of Amon Guion, 100, to be 
paid eight days after my decease. I leave to my 
daughter Suzanne, wife of James Guion, 100. To 
my grand daughter, Elizabeth Guion, daughter of 
Amen Guion, 50. To my grand daughter Suzanne, 
daughter of Amon Guion, 50. To my grand son 
Daniel, son of James Guion, 25. To my grand 
daughter Mary, daughter of James Guion, 50. All 
the rest of my estate to my two daughters. I make 
my son in law, Amon Guion, executor. 

Witnesses, Isaac Guion, Jr., Daniel Angevine, Henry 
Chadavoyne. Proved, November 28, 1749. 

Page 22. In the name of God, Amen. I, MAEY 
LUPTO]*, widow of Thomas Lupton, of the town of 
Southampton. I leave to my grand daughters, Abi- 
gail, Phebe, and Sybil Hildeth, 1 cow, 1 brass kettle, 
and my feather bed. To my son, Thomas Lupton, 
10, out of a bond he gave me. I leave to my grand 
son, Joshua Budd, Jr., 6, when of age. To my 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 241 

daughter, Hannah Lupton, 40. I make Obadiah 
Rogers and Nehemiah Sayre, executors. 

Witnesses, James Foster, Stephen Rogers, Abigail 
Rogers. Proved, before Brinley Silvester, Esq., No- 
vember 2, 1749. 

Page 23. In the name of God, Amen. I, FRANCIS 
BISHOP, of New York, I leave to mv wife Jane, all 
my estate, real and personal, for the bringing up of my 
children (not named), and I make her executor. 

Dated July 28, 1748. Witnesses, Johanes Burger, 
Theophilus Elsworth, William De Peyster. Proved, 
December 5, 1749. 

Page 25. In the name of God, Amen, May 16, 
1749. I, THOMAS SMITH, alias ROCK, of Hempsted, in 
Queens County, yeoman, being very sick. I leave to 
my wife Phebe, 2 cows, 1 horse, and a bed and all 
movables within doors and the use of the house and 
lands during her widowhood, to enable her to bring 
up the children. All the rest of movables are to be 
sold at public vendue. I leave to my son Zebulon all 
my house and lands thereto belonging. I order that 
all my lands adjoining to Joseph Sands and Jonathan 
Smith to be sold at public vendue, and ^ of the 
money is to be paid to my wife, and my daughter 
Mary, and the other half " to the child, male or female, 
with which my wife is now supposed to be pregnant." 
I make my friends, James Pine and Benjamin Hewlett, 
and my wife Phebe, executors. 

Witnesses, Charles Peters, Timothy Smith, James 
Wood. Proved, November 14, 1749. 

Page 26. I, ADAM WRIGHT, of the east end of the 
Great Plain in the bounds of Oyster Bay, in Queens 
County, being this 23 day of the llth month in the 
year 1749, very weak in body. I leave to my two 
daughters Rachel and Deborah all household goods 
within doors. My executors are to sell my stock of cat- 



242 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 17. 

tie and out of the proceeds they are to pay the funeral 
charges and the cost of proving this will, and 1, 10s, to 
each of my daughters, and if anything is left it is to be 
used towards other incidental expenses. My executors 
are to sell my house and land, and after payment of 
debts they are to pay the rest to my two grand sons, 
Reuben and Solomon Wright, when of age. My ex- 
ecutors shall reserve from sale and keep the small 
yard by the house, and the nursery of apple trees 
growing thereon, with the other apple tree west of the 
barn, which are to be pulled up and set in the yard by 
the house. My executors have full power to sell or 
mortgage real estate if they think best. I leave \ of 
my crop of oats to my daughters. My two sons shall 
each have a coat and a vest out of the piece of cloth 
which I have at the fulling mill. " My two daughters 
and my two sons shall have the privilege to dwell in 
my house until the time called Christmas, and the use 
of the premises." My executors are to put my sons 
at trades. My son Reuben is to have time to dress 
and take care of the nursery, and my son's master shall 
be paid for the time, out of my estate. I make my 
trusty friends, Thomas Davis, of West Hills, and John 
Hewlett, of the east woods, and Joshua Powell, of 
Bethpage, executors. As I have not mentioned my 
three eldest sons, Peter, Thomas, and James, in my will 
"it is to be understood that I have given to each of 
them a gun heretofore, which is all I can give them." 
My youngest daughter, Abigail, is with my wife, and 
by her agreement she is to take care and provide for 
her. 

Witnesses, Cornelius Voorhees, Richard Powell, Jo- 
seph Valentine. Proved, November 28, 1749. 

Page 28. In the name of God, Amen. I, HUGH 
CRAWFORD, of New York, mariner, being well in 
health. I leave to my wife Affie, all the rents of my 
estate until the youngest children are of age, and for 
the maintainance of all my children. If the profits are 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 243 

not sufficient, my wife may sell all that certain lot of 
ground situate between my now dwelling corner house 
and the house of Femitie Clark. I leave to my eldest 
son John, 5 shillings in regard he is my eldest son. I 
make my wife Affie and my friend, John Van Cort- 
landt, executors. 

Dated January 10, 1795. Witnesses, Richard Har- 
ris, Abraham Alstyne, Geritt Cosine. Proved, Novem- 
ber 29, 1744. 

Page 30. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 

^j ' ' , 

LIIDLAM, of Jamaica, in Queens Cgunty, yeoman, being 
sick. I leave to the use of the Congregation of Pres- 
byterians, in Jamaica, 20, to be paid to the elders. I 
leave to my wife Keziah all household goods, and all 
other goods and chattels, money and other things 
which did belong to her before our marriage ; Also my 
bed and furniture, which together with what my father 
has this day obliged himself to do for her is to be in 
full for her dower. All the rest of my estate in Ja- 
maica, Flushing, or elsewhere, I leave to my honored 
father, Henry Ludlam. 

Dated November 1, 1748. Witnesses, Samuel 
Smith, Jr., John Baylies, Isaac Bloome. 

Codicil. The ,20 to be paid to the Presbyterian 
Congregation shall be paid 12 months after my death. 

November 1, 1748. Proved, December 4, 1749. 

Page 31. In the name of God, Amen. I, TUENTIE 
BYVANCK, of New York, widow, being not well, " con- 
sidering the uncertain continuation of my life, and the 
many Hazzards and Dangers it is obnoxious to." I 
leave to my grand daughter Hannah, the daughter of 
my son, John Byvanck, deceased, all my apparell, to 
wit, " all my gown or Rappers, both of silk, woolen 
and linnen, and shoes and stockings, and the bed on 
which I now lie, with the curtains, and \ dozen best 
sheets and my best looking glass." And 3 of the best 
large gilt framed pictures, and the Mahogany tea table. 



244 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

All debts due to me are to be collected and all the rest 
of my estate to be sold by my executors, and the pro- 
ceeds to be divided among Annaca, wife of Francis 
Costigan, attorney-at-Law, my sons Henry and An- 
thony and Evert, and Sarah, widow of my son John, 
deceased, and her six children, Anthony, Sarah, John, 
Hannah, William, and Evert. I make my grand son, 
Anthony Byvanck, son of my son John, deceased, and 
my good friend, Abraham Van Wyck, merchant, exec- 
utors. 

Dated December 21, 1749. Witnesses, Duncan 
Brown, Elizabeth Miller, Denis Bryan. Proved, Janu- 
ary 3, l74 y V 

Page 84. " All my part of ye lands lying between 
the Paltz & the Bounds of Kingston, I give of it to 
my nephew, John Provoost, % to William Alexander, 
and ye remaining to all the daughters of my brother 
and sister Alexander. I give \ of my 1,000 acres of 
land lying upon the North Run <fe 1 acre lot lying in 
Newburgh, to John Provoost aforesaid. My of 
1,000 acres lying upon ye Great Pond in Ulster County, 
I give to John Spratt Laurence, of my 4,000 acres 
purchased by John De Wint Peterson and myself, with 
of a note of hand of 25, and \ of my half thereof I 
bequeath to John Provoost aforesaid, and ye other half 
to all the children of James Alexander. One tract of 
land lying in Montgomery Ward in New York, as you 
go to Fresh Water, I leave to Charles Le Roux, Jr., and 
the lot next adjoining to Isaac Gouverneur, my God- 
son, at Curacoa ; the other 2 lots joining to it I give to 
Lewis Morris, Jr., and Staats Morris ; \ of my three lots 
lying in the North Ward of New York I leave to the 
three children of Richard Ashfield. All my right to 
the estate of my grand-mother, Cornelia De Peyster, I 
give to John Provoost, with all my personal estate, and 
all my wearing apparell, and arms, excepting a sword, 
which I give to Charles Le Roux, Jr. I appoint John 
Provoost and Peter Van Brugh Livingston and Brandt 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

Schuyler, executors. And I allow to said Schuyler, 
20." 

In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal in 
New York, September 15, 1743. " I, JOHN SPRATT, do 
acknowledge what is wrote on the other side and here 
is my last will and Testament," which he pronounced 
before us, David Robinson, Robert Ray, William 
Jamieson. Proved, before Goldsbrow Banyer, upon the 
oath of the witnesses, December 18, 1749. 

[NoTE. John Spratt was a noted merchant in the 
days of early New York. He married Maria De Pey- 
ster, a sister of Abraham De Peyster. They had 
children, but as none are mentioned in the will, he 
probably survived them. W. S. P.] 

Page 35. In the name of God, Amen. I, CHARLES 
MACKINTOSH, of New York, being in good health. My 
son Phiueas and my daughter Susanah are to be main- 
tained out of the profits of my estate until they are of 
age. I leave all my estate to my wife Susanah, and 
my children, Phineas and Susanah ; my son is to have 
one-half and my wife and daughter each one-quarter. 
I make my wife and my friends, Stephen Bayard, of 
New York, and Richard Alsop, of Newtown, exec- 
utors. 

Dated February , 1747. Witnesses, Elizabeth 
Parker, Par. Parmyter, Dudley Crofts. Proved, No- 
vember 24, 1749. 

Page 37. In the name of God, Amen. I, GERSHOM 
SAXTON, of the town of Hunttington, being sick, " I will 
that all my land and houses be sold, and the money 
it is sold for I will shall pay my debts and funeral 
charges." I leave to my wife Sarah, all the rest of my 
personal estate "in doors or out." I make Isaac Platt, 
and Joseph Lewis, executors. 

Dated October 9, 1749. Witnesses, Joseph Lewis, 
Philip Platt, Stephen Kellam. Proved, November 22, 
1749. 



246 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

Page 38. In the name of God, Amen. I, DAVID 
HORTON, of the town of Southold, being weak and in- 
firm, I leave to my wife Mary the east lower room in 
my dwelling house, and the bed-room adjoining, " dur- 
ing the time she shall remain my widow and no longer ;" 
Also \ of the personal goods, and 10 cows, and 20 sheep, 
also the use of the small piece of land in my Aque- 
bogue farm, which my son-in-law, Thomas Fanning 
hath and doth improve, being about 12 acres, w T ith 
liberty to cut timber out of my land to fence the 
same. I leave to my eldest son Daniel all my lands 
and meadows in the First Division at Aquebogue, and 
all my lands and meadows in the Second Division at 
Aquebogue, lying near the Fresh ponds, and all my 
right of lands purchased of Colonel and Major Smith, 
called the Manor lands. If my son Daniel shall have 
two sons this land is to go to the second son. I also 
leave to my son Daniel of the farming implements 
and ^ of my wearing apparell. I leave to my son Silas 
all my lands and meadows in Cutchogue Division, also 
all my lands and meadows in Ulster County, which I 
purchased of widow Brasier ; Also the rest of my mov- 
able estate. I leave to my daughter, Lydia Fanning, all 
that tract of land and meadow in Orange County which 
I purchased of the widow Denn ; Also the place she 
now dwells upon in Aquebogue, which was purchased 
of Mr. Hudson. These are left to her during her life. 
And she is to have the privilage of a 4 rod lane to the 
water in the south part of the small piece of laud which 
I give to my wife for her use. After her death I leave 
these to my son Daniel and ^ of my household goods. 
I leave to my son David my negro " York." I make 
my nephew, Daniel Tuthill, Jr., son of my brother, Dea- 
con Tuthill, and Robert Hempstead, late of Southold, 
executors. " My wife Mary is to have 20 bushels 
of wheat, 10 bushels of corn, 20 pounds of wool, 
15 pounds of flax, and sufficient fire wood cut and 
brought home, fitted for the fire." She is also to 
have of my swamp garden, and as many apples as 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 347 

she needs " and the liberty of having a hogg run on 
the farm.' 1 

Dated July 14, 1749. Witnesses, Isaac Keys, Ben- 
jamin Hempstead, Abigail Hempstead. Proved, Sep- 
tember 18, 1749. 

Page 40. In the name of God, Amen. I, SAMUEL 
D'HoNEUR, of the town of Brookhaven, this 5th day of 
March, 1745, being, I thank God, in perfect under- 
standing. I leave to my wife Rachel the whole and 
free use of all my estate (except as hereafter stated) 
during her widowhood. " And when she is going to 
be married again, she has promised me to make all that 
part of my estate over to my two children, as she ex- 
pects to answer it at the day of Judgment." Before 
her marriage she being to quit the whole for 150, out 
of the movables to give to a second husband, and she 
making such conveyance I leave her 150, I leave 
to my son, John D'Honeur, all my house lot and 
meadow, and all my lots in the Sheep Pasture east di- 
vision in the town, with house, house lot, and store 
house and 400. I leave to my daughter Johanah. all 
those lots of land I bought of Ichabod Warner as by 
bill of sale, and 400. I leave to my sister, Christian 
De Wilde, 25. Legacy to his cousin Ann De Wint. I 
make my wife and daughter, and my friends, Mr. Rich- 
ard Floyd and Mr. William Nicolls, Jr., executors. 

Witnesses, Vincent James, Benjamin Jones, Selah 
Hulse. Proved before Henry Smith, Esq., January 18, 
-1749. 

Page 42. In the name of God, Amen. I, MARTIN 
WILKINS, of the Parish of St. Dorothy, in the Island of 
Jamaica, Planter, being of sound mind, " I leave to my 
well respected sister, Ann Misler, 25, to buy her a 
suit of mourning ; being sensible from her estate she 
cannot want no more from mine." I leave to my wife's 
sister, Mary Macey, widow, a Ring of 5 value, for her 
remembrance of me. I leave to my dear and only 



248 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

grand son, Ann Hawks Hay (not excluding any right 
my son may have after my said grand son's death), all 
the land and negro slaves and increase mentioned in 
an Indenture tripartite signed by his grand mother 
Ann Wilkins, Adam McQnentin, and myself, the 19 of 
January, 1719. I leave to my wife Johanah my chariot, 
plate, jewels, furniture and \ my ready cash, and money 
due me. I leave all the rest of my estate to my only 
son, Isaac Wilkins. I leave to my wife all the negroes, 
etc., that w T ere hers before marriage. I make my wife 
executor. 

Dated September 19, 1748. Witnesses, Aaron Bur- 
ton, Daniel Baylie, John Bezean. Proved, in New 
York, January 23, 1749. 

[NOTE. Ann Hawks Hay, the grand son named in 
the will, lived at Haverstraw, N. Y., and was a promi- 
nent colonel in the army of the Revolution. W. S. P.) 

Page 44. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
MOORE, of New York, merchant, being of sound mind, 
I leave to my well beloved wife Frances, all my plate, 
linnen, and household furniture and the use of all my 
estate during her life, for the maintainance of herself 
and children, except that part of my estate in Philadel- 
phia, which I leave to my son John, as also my estate 
in the Highlands. I leave to my son John all my 
house and ground in Philadelphia, next to the parson- 
age house, with the garden and alley, devised to me by 
my father after my mother's death. And he is to pay 
850 charged to me by my father's will. Also all the 
lot of ground I bought of the Corporation of New 
York, with the buildings in which I now live, after 
the decease of my wife, and he is to pay to my son, 
Lambert Moore, 300, and to my son Daniel 300, and 
to my son William 400, and I charge the said lot 
with these sums. I leave to my daughter, Rebecca 
Moore, all that lot of ground which I bought of De- 
lanoy and the dwelling house which I built thereon, 
and is now in the tenure of Mr. Isaac De Peyster. I 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 249 

leave to my son Thomas the lot of ground I bought of 
Thomas Roberts, with the buildings, now in tenure of 
Mr. James Napier. And he is to pay to my son Rich- 
ard 100, and to my son Charles 200, and to my 
daughter, Anne Moore, 100, and I charge the lot with 
the same. I leave to my son Richard, after the death 
of my wife, part of the water lot I bought of the Cor- 
poration of New York, with the house I built upon it, 
in which Mr. De Hart the sail maker now lives, with a 
yard of six feet in breadth, distinguished as Lot No. 1. 
I leave to my son Lambert, after the death of my wife, 
two other lots, part of said water lot, each 25 feet in 
width, and called Lots 2 and 3. I leave to my son 
Daniel two other lots of the said water lot, 25 feet wide 
each, and called Lots 4 and 5. I leave to my son 
William the rest of the said water lot that I bought of 
the Corporation of New York, being 28 or 30 feet in 
width, as the ground may hold out, being No. 6. I 
leave to my son Charles the lot I bought of Robert 
Bennet, that is to say one bank lot, or upland lot, next 
to (James) Desbrosses, and the water lot opposite. I 
leave to my daughter, Susanah Moore, the other ^ of 
said lot; I also leave to my daughter Susanah the 
house and lot I bought of Simon Pasco, and lately in 
tenure of Mr. Woodford. But if she or her heirs or 
assigns shall erect a new building on said lot they shall 
not obscure the light of the windows of the house that I 
have given to my daughter Rebecca. I leave to my 
daughter, Anne Moore, the garden spot between the 
new Dutch church and the house of Captain Jacob 
Waldron, being about 100 feet square. I leave to my 
son Stephen the land in the Highlands that I bought 
of Charles Congreve ; Also 3 negroes ; Also the land 
adjoining to the above and lately patented by me, 
being about 2,800 acres. And whereas I have given 
to my daughter Frances, wife of Samuel Bayard, a full 
proportion of my estate, yet as she is my eldest 
daughter, I direct my executors to pay her 50, and 
50 to her first-born son, Samuel Bayard, when he is of 



250 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

age. My executors are to sell all the rest of my estate 
to pay debts.. "And for as much as many losses and 
misfortunes for some years passed have happened unto 
me and others, and my personal property may not be 
sufficient -to pay debts, my executors may sell my 
house and lot in Philadelphia, near Wickeco, commonly 
called the Plantation or Pasture, which by my father's 
will comes to me after my mother's decease." I make 
my son John and my wife executors. 

Dated September 4, 1748. Witnesses, Joseph Rob- 
inson, Isaac De Peyster, Mauritz De Hart. 

Codicil. Since making my will it has pleased God 
to take unto himself my eldest son John. I will that 
part of my estate in Philadelphia left to him shall be 
to my wife Frances for life and then to his brothers 
and sisters. And whereas I have been informed by 
letter from my son's partner in Jamaica, West Indies, 
that in his last sickness he declared he would make his 
will and give the chiefest part of what he had to his 
three maiden sisters, Rebecca, Susanah, and Anne, w r ho 
he said were not so well able to provide for themselves, 
I therefore give to them all his personal estate to 
which I am entitled. 

Dated February 23, I74f. Witnesses, Robert Watts, 
Joseph Robinson, William Hamersley. Proved, Nov- 
ember 9, 1749. 

[NOTE. Colonel John Moore, who came to New 
York from Philadelehia, was one of the most promi- 
nent merchants in the city. The water lot bought of 
the Corporation is the west side of Moore street, and 
his mansion was on the corner of Pearl street. The 
street was named in his honor. Where Moore street 
is was originally a bridge that led to the wharf or dock, 
which was about where Water street now is. On the 
northeast corner of the bridge was the ** Weigh House." 
His lot on Moore street was subdivided into small lots, 
and, with the houses, were left to his other sons. The 
house and lot left to his daughter Rebecca is now 
No. 23 Whitehall street. It was originally the home 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 251 

of Rev. Everardus Bogardus and his famous wife Aneke 
Jans. A tablet marks the spot. The house and lot 
left to his daughter Susanah, and which he bought of 
Simon Pasco, is next north of this. The lot bought of 
Robert Bennet, which he left to his son Charles and 
daughter Susanah, is Nos. 62-64 Cherry street, with the 
water lot on the opposite side of the street. The " gar- 
den spot " left to his daughter Anne, is the south side 
of Liberty street. The old " Sugar House " of Revo- 
lutionary fame, stood on this lot. It has been stated 
that Colonel John Moore was the first person buried 
in Trinity Church Yard, but this is doubtful. W. S. P.] 

Page 50-51. These pages are occupied by a sched- 
ule of the values of each piece of property mentioned 
in the will as follows : 

Lot left to his son John, 2,000. 

Lot left to his daughter Rebecca, 600. 

Lot left to his son Thomas, 1,000. 

Lot left to his son Richard, 400. 

Lot left to his son Lambert, 200. 

Lot left to son Daniel, 200. 

Lot left to son William, 100. 

Lot left to Charles, 300. 

Lot bought of Bennet, left to his daughter Susanah, 
300. 

Lot bought of Simon Pasco, 100. 

Lot left to his daughter Anne, 400. 

Lands in the Highlands, 890. 

Page 53. In the name of God, Amen, December 
10, 1715, I, JOSEPH BEETS (Betts) of the Yonkers, in 
Westchester County, being sick. I leave to my wife 
Abigail 30 acres of land and all movables for to pay 
debts and bring up the children. I leave to my son 
Joseph my house and home lot and \ of my land, ex- 
cept as otherwise ordered, and he is to pay to my 
daughters Susanah and Mary, 200 each when of age. 
I leave to my sons John and Baxter all the rest of my 



252 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

lands and meadows, and they are each to pay to my 
daughter Rebecca 5, when they are of age. And my 
wife is to have the use of lands during her widow- 
hood. I make my wife and John Stevenson and Noah 
Barton of the Yonkers, executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Hedley, Henry Tippett, David 
Tippett. Proved, before Israel Honeywell, Esq., De- 
cember 2, 1749. The wife Abigail was then the widow 
of Abraham Emmons, and she was the surviving ex- 
ecutor. 

Page 55. In the name of God, Amen, I, EBENEZER 
HAVILAND, of the Borrousrh town of Westchester, 

o * 

being much indisposed. " If I should have any barrels 
of pork and gammons at the time of my decease, my 
executors are to sell them and pay the creditors to 
whom I am indebted for pork bought of them. My 
negro man Tony is to be sold with all convenient 
speed, and turned into money. I leave to my wife 
Phebe all personal property, and my best bed and 
furniture, and the use of my watch, seal and coat of 
arms until my son Ebenezer is of age. My executors 
are to sell all the land I bought of Underbill Barnes, 
adjoining to Israel Honeywell, and the Parsonage of 
Westchester, except the swamp of timber which I 
reserve. They are also to sell the rest of my salt 
meadow which I bought of Stephen Williams, joining 
to John Williams' meadow, and Moses Mollinex on the 
Great creek ; Also all the right and interest which I 
have in old Mr. Phillipse Upper Patent, with consent 
of the landlords. The proceeds to be used to pay debts, 
and the rest put at interest for my wife Phebe, to 
bring up the children till my youngest daughter Eliza- 
beth is 18, and then to be divided between my wife 
and my daughters, Mary, Abigail, Hannah, and Eliza- 
beth. My wife is to have anything in the house at the 
appraised value. All my houses and lands I leave to 
my three sons, Ebenezer, Thomas, and Benjamin. My 
wife is to have the best room in the house, and use of 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 353 

two cows and of orchard. My son Ebenezer is to be 
left at school, and learnt good Arithmetic, Navigation 
and surveying, and Lattin, sufficient to qualify him for 
a Doctor." And I would have him put out either to 
a Doctor or a merchant, and I order the expense of 
learning Latin, and putting of him out to be learned 
out of the part of the estate given to him. The 
swamp ground reserved is to be measured so as to 
extend it eastward so far as the fence, running from 
the highway lying next to Israel Honeywell's orchard, 
about 8 rods, for a passage to the other land. My ex- 
ecutors are to keep my other two sons at school, and 
give them good learning suitable for a merchant. I 
make my wife Phebe and my brother Thomas, and my 
brother in law, Richard Cornell, executors. 

Dated December 7, 1749. Witnesses, John Bartow, 
Benjamin Fowler, Robert Huestis. Proved, January 



Page 58. In the name of God, Amen, May 11, 
1737, I, ZACHAKIAH HAWKINS, of Brookhaven, being 
sick, I leave to my wife Hannah the use of my dwell- 
ing house, barn, and orchard, and all lands and mead- 
ows, till my grand son Zachariah is of age. And 
then my said grand son is strictly obliged, carefully 
and respectfully to provide for and maintain his grand 
mother, or if she thinks fit, to let her have the use of 
of my farm and lands in Crane Neck, Wood island, 
with the meadow adjoining, and the use of my house 
and barn, and all my equalizing lands and meadows, 
and of f of a right of commonage, to be perfectly en- 
joyed by her for life. I leave to my wife Hannah all 
movable estate and all my division lands with power 
to sell. I leave to my second grand son, Caleb Hawkins, 
50, to be paid by his brother Zachariah, when he 
comes of age. I leave to my only son Zachariah, 20 
shillings in full of all claim. I make my wife executor. 

Witnesses, George Muirson and Hannah Howell. 
Proved, before Henry Smith, Esq., January 6, 174^. 



254 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

Page 59. " And the said JAMES MANNERS, consider- 
ing the uncertainty of life." I leave to my loving 
wife, Jane Manners, all my wearing apparell, and all 
iriy estate. 

Witnesses, John Bazely, John Zenger, Daniel 
Olivers. 

The above was written at the foot of a power of 
attorney, Dated September 1, 1744. Proved, Febru- 
ary 17, 174-^. The wife Jane was then the wife of 
David Jones. 

Page 60. In the name of God, Amen. I, EDWARD 
EASTHAM, of New York, innkeeper. I leave to my 
son Thomas, 10. I leave to my wife Sarah the use 
of all estate for life, and then to my son Thomas, and 
my grand children, John Neilson, Sarah Neilson, and 
Frances Neilson, the children of my daughter Frances, 
and her husband Patrick Neilson. I make my wife 
Sarah and my good friend, John Sayre, tailor, executors. 

Dated July 26, 1749. Witnesses, William Kose- 
boom, H. Lawrence, John Kip. Proved, February 12, 

174 9 
1 '*3T* 

Page 62. In the name of God, Amen, August 30, 
1749. I, DANIEL SANEMAN, of New York, carman, I 
make my trusty and well beloved friend Anthony 
Ackerley, of New York, cooper, and my wife Elizabeth, 
executors. They are to sell my two dwelling houses, 
and the lot they stand on, and invest the proceeds for 
my wife Elizabeth, during her widowhood. And she 
is to have the use of all household goods. If she 
marries she shall have the best bed and furniture in 
the great room of my house where I live. I leave to 
my eldest son Geritt all wearing apparell, both 
woolen and linen and my Great Bible, gun and sword. 
After the death of my wife, I leave to my daughter 
Catharine, 5. To my daughter Sarah, 10. To my 
daughter Hannah, wife of Anthony Ackerly, 10 shill- 
ings. All the rest to my four children. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 255 

Witnesses, James Ruffhead, Abraham Varnum, 
Henry Gillan. Proved, January 15, 174^-. 

Page 63. In the name of God, Amen. April 21, 
1749, I, CLAURA LONG, of Beaver street in New 
York, widow, being sick. I leave to my two grand 
children, Robert and Sarah Anderson, all my personal 
estate. I make rny friends, Edward Hayter and Han- 
nah Hay ter, executors. 

Witnesses, Francis Bratt, John Milligen. Proved, 
February 27, 1749. 

Page 65. In the name of God, Amen, June 15, 
1749, I, CHARLES WARDNER, of the Yonkers, yeo- 
man, being weak. I leave to my son Charles, 5, and 
my large English Bible. All the rest of my personal 
estate I leave to my 5 children, Charles, William, 
Richard, Susanah, and Elizabeth. And my will and 
desire is that, and I dearly desire, that the Hon. Frede- 
rick Phillipse, Esq., would consent that the farm on 
which I live, should be divided among my 3 sons, 
Charles, William, and Richard, in the following man- 
ner : my son Charles, to have that one field that joineth 
to the highway that leadeth from the Yonkers to Mr. 
Phillipse mill. And my son William to have the 
land that he hath cleared and fenced, and the four 
fields that I have cleared, adjoining to the land that 
Jacob Cortrac (Cartwright ?) liveth on, so down to the 
river. And my son Richard to have all the remainder 
of the lands, with the house and barn. I make my 
two sons, Charles and William, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Emmons, Matthias Owen, 
Elinor Secor. Proved, March 1, 1750. 

[NOTE. The lands and farms on the manor of 
Phillipseburgh, seem to have been generally held by 
life leases, and did not descend to heirs, except as an 
act of favor from the landlord. W. S. P.] 

Page 66. In the name of God, Amen, I, BELETJE 
CORDY, of New York, widow of William Cordy, being 



256 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

sick. After payment of funeral charges, I leave all 
the rest of my estate to my loving mother, Tuertjie 
By vanck ; and whatever is left after her death is to go 
to the children of my dead sister, Anneke Costigan 
(not named). I make my mother and my brother- 
in-law, Francis Costigan, executors. 

Dated September 4, 1742. Witnesses, John Roose- 
velt, Abraham Lefferts, Hendrick Van de Water. 
Proved, February 24, 1749. The widow seems to 
have died previous to probate. 

Page 67. I, BARENT VAN WYCK, of Oyster Bay, 
yeoman, being infirm, this January 21, 174-^. I leave 
all the houses and lands and improvements which I 
bought of Othniel Sands (next to Plain land), to- 
gether with all houses and lands I bought of John 
Voorhees, and the house and land which I have at 
Manathill, with the Plain lot which I have joining to 
Manathill land, all to be sold by my executors. All 
debts to be paid, and I leave all the rest of the pro- 
ceeds to my wife Hannah, and my three daughters, 
Mary, Sarah, and Abigail, when they are 18. I leave 
to my wife Hannah two of my best beds and bed fur- 
niture to them belonging. My executors are to retain 
so much personal property and stock as my wife and 
family may need so long as she remains my widow, 
and after her death or marriage, then to my four sons, 
Thomas, Theodorus, Samuel, and Abraham, all the 
houses and improvements where I now dwell, except 
what I have reserved to be sold. My wife is to dwell 
in my house and have her support while living. I 
make my son Thomas and my brother-in-law, Richard 
Thorne, and my friend, George Youngs, executors. 

Witnesses, Charles Peters, Johanes Van Cott, Samuel 
Willis. The bonds due to me are to go to pay debts 
before lands are sold. Proved, Februaiy 13, 1749. 

Page 70. In the name of God, Amen, I, HANS 
BERGEN, of Broo*kland, yeoman, being at present in 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 257 

good health. I leave to my son Jacob 25, in full 
bar to all claim as heir at law. I leave to my wife 
Sarah during widowhood the use of all real estate 
for her support ; but if my executors think best, they 
may sell real estate and the proceeds to be put at in- 
terest for her benefit. After her death, then to my 
children, Jacob, An tie, wife of Gerritt Cowenhoven, 
Elsie, wife of Rem Remsen, Catalyntie, wife of Mi- 
chael Bergen, and Sarah. I make my wife Sarah and 
my son in law, Rem Remsen, executors. 

"Dated September 11, 1743. Witnesses, Andrew 
Brestede, Daniel Dunscomb, F. Johnson. Proved, 
March 12, 1749. 

Page 72. In the name of God, Amen, June 2, 
1747, I, TIMOTHY TREDWELL, of Smithtown, in Suffolk 
County, being in perfect mind. I leave to my eldest 
son Thomas my dwelling house and all lands and 
meadows in Smithtown, when he is of age. All the 
rest of my estate to be sold and the proceeds to be di- 
vided among my wife and all my children except my 
son Thomas. My wife is to have the use of the house 
and lands given to my son Thomas during her widow- 
hood. I make my brother, Benjamin Tredwell, and 
Zophar Platt and my wife, executors. 

Witnesses, Alexander Bryant, Jr., Edward Bailey. 
Proved, February 28, 1749. 

[NOTE. Timothy Tredwell owned an extensive tract 
of land west of Sunk Meadows, in Smithtown, and 
known as Tredwell's Neck. W. S. P.] 

Page 74. In the name of God, Amen. February 1, 
1774, I, ELIZABETH DENTON, widow of Joseph Den- 
ton, of Hempsted, being sick. I leave all my movable 
estate to my four youngest children, Joseph, John, 
James, and Elizabeth. My executors are to hire out 
the house where I now live and the land, until my eld- 
est son, Samuel, is of age, and the money to be applied 
for the bringing up and schooling of my four youngest 



258 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

children. I make my brother, Benjamin Smith, and Rob- 
ert Sutton, Robert Marvin, and John Hicks, executors. 
Witnesses, John Smith, Jonathan Rowland, Jacob 
Smith. Proved, February 23, 1749. 

Page 75. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN SAT- 
TEELEY, of the town of Hunttington, being sick. I leave 
to my wife Mary 25 or the value in movable estate 
as appraised ; . Also my best bed and two pair of sheets 
and the use of all lands and meadows (except what 
my executors may sell) ; and my executors are to allow 
her as much as necessary for the use of the family, if 
she will support the children. I leave to my two sons, 
Eliphalet and Nathaniel, all my lands, meadows, and 
buildings. To my son Eliphalet my wearing clothes, 
and to Nathaniel my silver cup. I leave to my four 
daughters, Keziah, Deborah, Sarah, and Elizabeth, all 
movable estate. My executors may sell the tract of 
land I bought of Captain Jacob Conkling, lying in 
Hunttington in the West Neck, bounded by the Har- 
bor and Obadiah Rogers, and land of Joseph Ridge- 
way, and the proceeds to be paid to my two sons. 
I make my trusty friends, Thomas Jarvis and David 
Sammis, Jr., executors. 

Dated January 17, 174-^. Witnesses, Eliphalet 
Wickes, Jotham Wood, Nathaniel Hinson. Proved, 
March 15, 



Page 77. In the name of God, Amen, August 8, 
1741. I, JEANE NEWFILLE, of New Rochelle, in the 
Manor of Pelham, being very sick. I leave to my 
sister, Mary Newfille, a negro woman and her son. I 
leave to my sisters, Mary and Martha Newfille, all my 
lands and houses and real estate. I leave to my 
nephew, John Bonain, 10. To my nephew, John 
Newfille, son of John Newfille, 10, and to his brother 
Edward, 10. I make my two sisters executors. 

Witnesses, Marie Mercier, Isaac Guion, Henry Cha- 
deayne. Proved, March 14, 174^. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 259 

Page 79. In the name of God, Amen, January 29, 
1 74 7 9 . I, JOHN CONSELYE, of Oyster Bay, " being in 
my right senses." I leave to my wife Janike my bed 
and bedding. All the rest of my estate to be sold, 
my debts co be paid first, and then my wife to draw 
70, and then to have her living out of my estate 
for her and the children. I leave to my son Petrus 
10 "in good lawful money," and all the rest to my 
two children, Petrus and Deborah. " Now I appoint 
Peter Conselye, my father, and Johans Van Cott, of 
Oyster Bay, executors." 

Witnesses, John Leister, Peter De Witt, Thomas 
Richardson. Proved, February 15, 



Page 80. In the name of God, Amen. March 11, 
1749. I, JOSEPH HALSTEAD, of Hempsted, being sick 
and weak. I leave to my wife Elizabeth all that part 
of my estate that she brought to me, and that which 
she had from her mother, in lieu of dower. Also my 
sorrel horse and side saddle and 50. My executors to 
have power to sell real estate, and they are to sell all 
movable estate, except two colts, which I give to my 
sons John and Jonah. The proceeds of such sale are to 
be paid to my daughter, Sarah Penney, 80, and to my 
daughter Mary 100, and the rest to my four sons, 
Lawrence, Joseph, Jonah, and John. John and Jonah 
are to have 20 more than Lawrence and Joseph. I 
make my sons Lawrence and Joseph, and my brother, 
Robert Marvin, executors. 

Witnesses, Minna Schenck, Jacob Smith. Proved, 
March 21, 174^ 

Page 82. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOSEPH 
FURMAN, of Newtown, cooper, " being but in a weak 
and low condition." I leave all estate, real and per- 
sonal, to my wife Jane until my son Jonathan is of age. 
If she marries she is to deliver up the estate to my 
son, and he is to pay her 10. If she does not marry, 
then my son is to take the estate and maintain my 



260 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

wife. If my son dies, then my estate is to go to my 
four friends, Mary Johnson, Joana Wood, Elizabeth, 
wife of John Morrell, and Hannah, wife of Joseph 
Morrell. I make my son in law, John Morrell, and my 
wife executors. 

Dated February 12, 1749. Witnesses, Philip Ed- 
sail, Joseph Morrell, Thomas Edsall, Josoph Fdsall. 
Proved 20, 



Page 83. In the name of God, Amen, January 8, 
. I, JOHN WRIGHT of Oyster Bay, being sick 
and weak, I leave to rny wife Zerviah, .50 and a bed, 
and the use of all my estate, real and personal, for the 
bringing up of my children till my son John is 21. 
My executors are to sell my negro man and all live 
stock not iieedfull to be left on the farm. My wife is 
to have the use of the leanto on the north room in my 
house and the use of kitchen and as much of the house- 
hold goods as she may need to keep house. I leave to 
my two daughters, Elizabeth and Anne, 100 each 
w r hen 18. I leave to my son John 14 which is iu my 
afther's hands, to be put at interest till he is 21 ; Also 
a score of sheep and a good team of two horses. I also 
leave him all my real estate, and he is to pay to his 
younger brothers, Nicholas and William, 400. I 
make my wife Zerviah, and Samuel Underbill, Jr., Jo- 
seph Cooper, Caleb Wright, and Micaiah Townsend, 
all of Oyster Bay, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Davis, Thomas Wright, Edward 
Wright. Proved, March 22, 174^. 

Page 85. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
BAYLES, of Jamaica, in Queens County, yeoman, being 
now very sick. All the lands which belonged to the 
estate of William Goulder which I purchased, are to 
be sold by my executors, at their discretion. My ex- 
ecutors are to sell the uppermost piece of my mead- 
ow, the piece nearest to the upland in the Hither Neck 
in Jamaica, and the money to be paid to my six daugh- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 261 

ters, Jane, Tabitha, Sarah, Mary, and Patience. I leave 
to my wife Jane my best feather bed and chest of 
drawers, and 12 pewter plates, 6 best chairs, and Look- 
ing glass, and she is to have the use of all lands and 
meadows (except as above) during her widowhood, 
or until my son Ephraim is of age, to enable her to 
support and bring up my children. I leave to my son 
Ephraim all houses, lands, and movables, except as 
above stated. And he is to pay to my son liichard 
100; to my daughters, Sarah, Mary, Mercy, and Pa- 
tience 25 each, when 18. He is also to pay to Daniel 
Smith, Ellas Bayles, and Samuel Smith, the Deacons 
and Elders of the Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, 
10, for the support of a standing ministry "in the 
same manner as is directed by Mr. William Cousins in 
his last will." He is also to pay to my wife 100, and 
she is to have one room in the house, two cows, and 
firewood and bread corn. All the rest to be sold at 
public sale. From the proceeds there are to be paid 
to my daughter Tabitha, 30, to my daughter Jane 
30, and the rest to my six daughters. I make . my 
wife and my loving brother, Thomas Bayles, and my 
trusty friend, Peter Smith, cordwainer, of Jamaica, 
executors. 

Dated February 19, 174^-. Witnesses, Benjamin 
Hinchman, David Bostwick, James Dentpn. Proved, 
March 23, 



Page 88. In the name of God, Amen, February 
24, 174^, I, YOST MILLER, of Oyster Bay, yeoman, 
being very sick. After payment of debts, all the rest 
of my estate is to be put out for the support and main- 
tainance of my three youngest children, William, Jane, 
and Sarah, until my eldest son Yost is of age. " And 
when my son Yost comes of age as the Law directs," 
then all my estate is to be divided among all my chil- 
dren, namely Cornelia, Charity, Ann, Katherine, Mary, 
Yost, John, William, Jane, and Sarah. I make my 
eldest daughter Cornelia, and my brother, Abraham 



262 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

Miller, of Newtown, and my friend, Henry Hollen Hot- 
ten borack, executors. 

Witnesses, Jeremiah Bennet, John Benuet, Penn 
Townsend. Proved, March 22, 174A-. 

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Page 90. In the name of God, Amen. I, DANIEL 
COE, of Hunttington, being sick. I leave to my wife 
Sarah my best bed, and cupboard and linnen and 50. 
" My will is that my house and all my buildings and 
all lands and meadows and the rest of all movable es- 
tates to be sold at Publick vendue, by my executors." 
" My will is, that my wife being great with child, if 
she bring forth a daughter then it shall have 50," 
and if a son he shall have an equal share with my 
other sons. I leave to my daughter Hannah, ,50. 
All the rest to be divided among my sons and daugh- 
ters (not named). I make my friends, Increase Carpen- 
ter, Sr., and John Bay ley, of Jamaica, executors. 

Dated November 4, 1749. Witnesses, William 
Carpenter, John Bush, Nehemiah Carpenter. Proved, 
March 21, 174^. 

Page 92. In the name of God, Amen. I, NATHAN- 
IEL HAZZARD, of Philadelphia, being sick in body. 
After payment of debts I give of my estate to my 
sons Nathaniel and Samuel, and my daughter Han- 
nah. The other ^ to Thomas, Margaret, and Sarah, the 
children of my daughter Sarah, late wife of Daniel 
Hazzard, deceased. I make my sons Nathaniel and 
Samuel, and my brother, James Hazzard, and my 
brothers-in-law, Richard Alsop and John Alsop, execu- 
tors. 

Dated November 25, 1749. Witnesses, John R,he, 
Matthew Clarkson, Jr., Ann Crane. Proved, March 
30, 1750. 

Page 94. In the name of God, Amen, November 12, 
1744. I, TYRRICK SCIIOONMAKER, of Kingston, in 
Ulster County, being very sick, My will is that my 



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wife Doostie shall have possession of my whole estate, 
both real and personal, so long as she remains my 
widow and no longer, or until my children come of 
age, and then they shall maintain my wife so long as 
she shall remain my widow. I leave to my eldest son 
Hendrick, for his birthright as being my eldest son, 
my large gun ; I also leave him -J. of my estate. I 
leave to my daughters, Margaret, Gertruy, Hiltie, and 
Deborah, and to my sons, Edward and John and Tyr- 
rick, each -|-. I make my friends, Hendrick Du Bois 
and Myndert Mynderse, executors. 

Witnesses, William Legg, John Legg, Jr., John 
West. Proved, before John Crooke, Esq., March 23, 



Page 96. In the name of God, Amen, January 16, 
174^. I, WILLIAM JARVIS, JR., of Hunttington, being 
very sick. I leave to my wife, Servian, all household 
goods, and sheep and hogs, two cows and all grain 
" both out of ground and on ground," and a horse and 
saddle. My house and lands and all the rest of mova- 
bles to be sold, and the proceeds put at interest, and 
my wife to have ^, and my son James to have f of the 
remainder, and to my daughter Elizabeth. I make 
my father, AVilliam Jarvis, and my wife, and my 
brother, Henry Jarvis, executors. 

Witnesses, John Smith, Thomas Kellam, Philip Jar- 
vis. Proved, before Henry Smith, Esq., April 19, 1750. 

Page 98. In the name of God, Amen, March 17, 
1749. I, PHILIP TITUS, of Hunttington, being sick, 
I leave to my wife Charity my best riding jade and 
saddle and best bed, and the use of of house and 
lands and homestead, and the field called the Brick 
kiln field during her widowhood, or until my son Rich- 
ard is of age, and then she is to have the use of . I 
leave to my sons Philip and Samuel all my personal 
estate, and Philip is to have 10 paid by his brother 
Samuel. "And as Providence has ordered it my wife 



264 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

is pregnant, provided she Las a male child, I give him 
50," to be paid f by my sons Philip and Samuel, and 
by my son Richard. I leave to my son Richard my 
homestead, house, barn and orchard, and home lot, and 
my Brick Kiln iield. I leave to my daughters, Re- 
becca, Mary, and Martha, and to the fourth, if it should 
be born, each .10. I make my loving brother, Abial 
Titus, and my good friends, Thomas Conkling and 
Philip Ketcham, executors. 

Witnesses, Jeremiah Wood, Soloman Ketcham, Gil- 
bert Potter. Proved, April 2, 1750. 

Page 101. In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN 
SMITH, tailor, of Jamaica, in Queens County, being sick. 
My wife is to have the use of my dwelling house and 
other premises, except the meadow which I lately pur- 
chased of John Wood, which is to be sold by my exec- 
utors at public vendue, for the payment of debts. As 
I am obliged by the will of my father, my mother, 
Ruth Smith, shall have her maintainance out of my 
estate during her widowhood. I leave to my wife 
Elizabeth the whole use and profits of all my real and 
personal estate, not otherwise disposed of, for her own 
maintainance and that of my children. I leave to my 
son John my dwelling house and lands where I now 
live, and the meadow I bought of John Wood, and my 
horses and wagons ; And he is to pay to my daughter 
Millicent, 20, and to my daughter Hannah, 50, and 
to my son, Howell Smith, 50, when of age. All the 
rest of my movables to my daughters, Millicent and 
Hannah, and my son Howell. I make my wife Eliza- 
beth, and my friend, Robert Howell, of Jamaica, exec- 
utors. 

Dated March 28, 1750. Witnesses, Thomas Colgan, 
Thomas Smith, Benjamin Hinchman. Proved, before 
Samuel Clowes, Esq., April 3, 1750. 

Page 103. In the name of God, Amen, August 24, 
1749, I, MOSES VAIL, of Hunttington, being sick, I 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 265 

leave to iny wife Phebe the use of all the rooms in 
my house and \ the barn and shop, " and my old brown 
horse," and all cattle and sheep ; Also the use of all 
that land which I give to my son, Platt Vail, to bring 
up my children; Also a negro girl, and a bed and 
Iron pot, and dozen plates. I leave to my son Joseph 
5, and the horse I have lent him. I leave to my son 
Platt all that part of my lands and meadows that lyeth 
within the following bounds, Beginning at a white oak 
tree standing in the corner of the fence by Joshua 
Bryant's meadow, and thence running in a straight line 
unto the head of the Bogs, where my fence now stands, 
and thence south by the fence and so across to a white 
oak at the corner of Symon Fleet's lot, and then east on 
the north side of Fleet's lot to the road that leads to 
Brothertons, and bounded east by the road and Micajah 
Brothertons, and Joseph Scidmore, taking in all the 
meadow lying north against that tract of land ; Also 
my part of the land lying near Bread and Cheese Hol- 
low. I leave to my son Moses all the remainder of 
lands and meadows, and a horse ; Also the use of that 
part of my house he now uses, and $ of my barn. I 
leave to my son John all my weaving reeds and gears. 
To my son Israel a sorrel horse. To my son Micah 
a colt. To my daughter Mary a cow, which is now at 
Mowbray's. To my daughter Phebe, 10. I make 
my friends, Augustine Bryant and Timothy Tredwell, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Scidmore, Zephaniah Platt, Simon 
Fleet. Proved, April 3, 1750. 

Page 106. In the name of God, Amen. October 21, 
1748, I. BENJAMIN BURLEIGH, of Hempstead, yeoman, 
being sick. I order that all my land that I purchased 
of Daniel Smith to be sold by my executors, and as 
many movables as will pay debts. I leave to my wife 
Hannah the use of all the remainder until my youngest 
daughter is 18 ; Also ^ of all the money from the sale 
of lands, and is to be in the hands of my executors to 



266 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

maintain my daughter Phebe and the other ^ to my four 
daughters, Ann, Sarah, Jane, and Hannah. I make my 
wife and my brother-in-law, Patrick Mott, executors. 

Witnesses, Richard Rhodes, Marian Smith, Mary 
Rhodes. Proved, April 5, 1750. 

Page 108. In- the name of God, Amen, August 26, 
1749. "Know ye that I, ISAIAH ROGERS, of Huntting- 
ton," yeoman, being sick. I leave to my wife Dorcas a 
lot of cleared land south of my orchard, beginning by 
my mowing land, and bounded west by highway and 
so running east till it contains 34 acres; Also ^ of 
my orchard joining south east to my dwelling house ; 
Also the best room in my house, and 5 cows and a 
pair of oxen, 20 sheep, and my best cart. All the rest 
of my stock and farming tackling, and all the rest 
" that my family don't stand in need " to be sold by 
my executors. I leave to my sons Zophar and Isaiah 
all my land lying at a place called the Long Hill, 
bounded west by highway, north by Philip Weekes 
and Jonathan Rogers, and east by the highway from 
Crab meadows to the Clay Pits, and south partly by 
highway ; Also all my meadow and upland at South, 
on Santepogue neck ; Also a certain tract of land 
bounded west by Daniel Whitehead, north by Moses 
Vail, east by Stephen Gildersleve, and south by high- 
way; Also a lot of land in the eighth tier of Lots, 
bounded south by Timothy Scudder and Thomas 
Rogers, west by Dicks Hills road, north by highway ; 
Also a tract in the north tier of Lots joining to the 
highway west and south, and east by Thomas Bunce ; 
Also a piece of land in the same tier of lots, bounded 
west by Thomas Bunce, south by highway, east by 
Jonathan Rogers ; Also a certain piece of land formerly 
Eliphalet Woods, the west side joining to Thomas 
Bunce, north by highway, east by highway, and south 
by Jacob Conkling ; Also a piece of land in the eastern 
Purchase, joining to Thomas Fleets, bounded south by 
highway, and west by Parritt Fleet, lying near Whit- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 267 

mans Hollow. All the rest of my lands I leave to my 
sons, Richard, Jeremiah, Thomas, and Zephaniah, viz., 1 
lot, bounded north by Jonathan Wickes, east by high- 
ways, south and west by Noah Rogers ; Also a lot 
bounded west and north by highway ; Also a lot 
joining to the land formerly Eliphalet Woods and Jere- 
miah Smiths, on Cow Harbor Hills, in the Old Purchase, 
joining to the line that was run from the Rock, at the 
head of the Brook, or run, to the stone at the road ; 
Also all my lands in the West Purchase joining to the 
piece aforesaid ; Also a piece in the Eastern Purchase 
in Cow Harbor Hollow, joining north to Thomas 
Rogers, east, southland west by highways; Also 1| 
acres on the south side of the above mentioned lands. 
My eldest sons, Zophar and Isaiah, are to pay to my 
four daughters 10 when they are of age. My eldest 
daughter Rhoda is to have 10, when my personal 
property is sold, and she is to have 10 more than her 
equal share, and she is to have the privilege of my back 
leanto, during her single life. (The other daughters not 
named.) I make my friends, Timothy Tredwell, 
Timothy Scudder, and George Weisart, executors. 

Witnesses, Daniel Whitehead, Edward Armstrong, 
George Weisart. Proved, April 3, 1750. Timothy 
Tredwell was then dead. 

Page 110. "I, RICHARD SEAMAN, of Hempsted, be- 
ing pretty well in health. My executors are to sell my 
orchard and the lot the orchard is on, lying at the south 
side joining to James Pines land, and all my wood land 
lying in the South woods, south of the town, and the 
money is to be used to pay debts. I leave to my son 
Giles all my land and meadow lying on a neck com- 
monly called Sticklands neck, but my wife Jane is to 
have the use of it for life. I leave to my wife Jane 
the use of my house and land that I have in the Town 
Spot of Hempstead, during her life, and then to be sold 
by my executors and from the proceeds I leave to my 
sons, Adam and Daniel, each 10, and to my daughter 



268 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

Mary 10, and the remainder to my daughters, Jane 
Titus, Sarah Dusenbury, Hannah Doughty, Phebe 
Seaman, Elizabeth Townsend, and Mary Seaman. I 
leave to my son Richard all my land that lyeth joining 
to his land where he now liveth, at a place called Her- 
ricks. I leave to my 5 sons all my right of undivided 
lands in the Patent of Hempstead, viz., Richard, 
Thomas, Adams, Giles, and Daniel. I leave to my son 
Thomas my great coat. All the rest of my movable 
estate I leave to my wife for life, and then to my 
daughters ; To Phebe and Mary ^, and the remainder 
to the rest. I make my son Thomas and my son-in-law, 
Benjamin Dusenbury, and my cousin, Patrick Mott, 
executors. 

Dated the 5th day of the Second month called 
April, 1749. Witnesses, John Cockles, Joseph Thurs- 
ton, George Fowler. Proved, April 5, 1750, by the 
affirmation of C-eorge Fowler, " a known Quaker," and 
the oaths of the other witnesses. 

Page 112. In the name of God, Amen, I, ROBERT 
HOGG, of New York, merchant, being in perfect health. 
I leave to my wife Rebecca all my estate, real and per- 
sonal, during the time she remains my widow, and 
then to my daughter Margaret. If my wife is left a 
second time a widow she shall have the use of ^ my 
estate. If my daughter Margaret should die I leave all 
my estate to Anne Quackenbush and Hunter Scott. 
I make my friends, Simon Johnson and Henry Patter- 
son, executors. 

Dated July 30, 1747. Witnesses, Abraham Van Duer- 
sen, Jr., John Innes, Hester Van Duersen. Proved, 
April 11, 1750, by oath of John Innes, "tailor." 

Page 1 1 4. I, EDWARD BURLING, of New York, mer- 
chant, being sick and weak, I leave to my wife Anna 
200, in lieu of dower ; Also my smallest silver tank- 
ard and a silver porringer, and three silver table spoons, 
and bed and furniture and all things she brought with 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 269 

her, or did belong to her before marriage, or were paid 
for by her with her own money. I leave to my daugh- 
ter, Martha Hinman, 100 ; Also my silver tankard 
marked T. M. B., and six silver table spoons, six tea 
spoons, and one good feather bed. All the rest of my 
estate to my children, James, John, Phebe, wife of 
Philip Pell, Sarah, wife of Benjamin Smith, Edward, 
Martha Hinman, and Samuel. I make my sous James 
and Samuel executors. 

Dated February 14, 1744. Witnesses, John Mar- 
shall, Samuel Bowne, Simon Johnson. Proved, by af- 
firmation of Samuel Bowne, "merchant, being of the 
People called Quakers," April 14, 1750, and Samuel 
Burling was duly affirmed as executor. 

Page 116. In the name of God, Amen. I, GIDEON 
YOUNGS, in the town of Southold, yeoman, being sick, 
I leave to my eldest son Gideon all my lands and 
meadows lying in Oyster Ponds lower neck, with all 
buildings and all farming implements. And he is to 
pay to my son Walter 40. I leave to my son Walter 
a bed " and warm and convenient coverings," and my 
woolen cloth for men's clothing. I leave to my son 
Walter and my daughters Abigail and Bhoda, the 
house in which I now dwell, and the use of the well 
and garden, and the use of one acre of land, which my 
son Gideon shall plow and fence yearly. And my son 
Gideon is to pay to them yearly 10 bushels of wheat, 
12 bushels of corn, and the keeping of two cows and 
10 sheep winter and summer, and liberty of two hogs 
to go on the farm, and firewood to be carted. The rest 
of my estate to be sold by my executors and the pro- 
ceeds divided among my five daughters, Hannah Em- 
mons, Abigail, Rhoda, Mehitabel Rachel, and Sarah 
Hedges. I make my uncle, Joshua Youngs, and my 
brother, Jonathan Youngs, executors. 

Dated November 14, 1749. Witnesses, Jeremiah 
Youngs, Asa King, Samuel King. Proved, December 
12, 1750. 



270 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

Page 118. In the name of God, Amen, I, HENRY 
TUTHILL, of the town of Southold, being in reasonable 
health. I leave to my son Henry all my lands and 
tenements lying between Joshua Youngs, Esq., and 
Plum Gutt. I leave to my son Henry, and my grand- 
son, Henry Tuthill, an equal share in a certain tract of 
land situate in the town of Brookhaven, which I pur- 
chased of Hezekiah Dayton as by deed May 2, 1737. 
I leave to my son Henry my negro " Tim," and a bed 
and a silver spoon and my ivory headed cane and my 
cart, plow, and wheels. I leave to my son Barnabas 
20. I leave to my grand son, John Tuthill, a certain 
tract of land, being 100 acres, in Brookhaven, except 
part of the north end which I have disposed of to Hez- 
ekiah Dayton, which said tract was sold to me by 
George Owen, September 24, 1729. I leave to my 
grand daughter Deliverance, wife of Elisha Pain, 1 
cow and a large silver spoon, and a teaspoon and 15 
"on the condition that she bears an heir of her own 
body." I leave to my grand daughter, Bethiah Tut- 
hill, daughter of my son Jonathan, " two good meat 
barrels and silver tea spoon." I leave to my grand 
daughter Zipporah, daughter of Henry Tuthill, a tea 
spoon. To my son Barnabas a large silver spoon. To 
my daughter Bethia, wife of Samuel Landon, Esq., all 
my bills, bonds, and book debts, and all household 
goods, and f of all my grain, and she is to defray 
funeral charges and pay all debts. I also give her 
" what right I may have to the parsonage in Southold; " 
Also a negro woman and her children. All wearing 
apparell to my sons Henry and Barnabas. I make my 
son Henry and my son-in-law, Samuel Landon, exec- 
utors. 

Dated September 28, 1749. Witnesses, Joseph 
Brown, Dorothy Brown, Jonathan Barber. Proved, 
January 25, 1750. 

Page 120. In the name of God, Amen, I, ABRA- 
HAM HOWELL, of the town of Southampton, being in 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 271 

good health. I leave to my wife Patience all my Long 
Springs close ; and also the house and plot of ground 
that the house stands on which was her former hus- 
bands ; Also the use and improvement of my new 
dwelling house and barn and well, and all my home 
lot ; Also the improvement of ^ of a 50 right in Lot 
No. 32 in the last Great Division, and ^ 50 right of 
Commonage ; Also my Shinecock meadow, and 10 
acres of my Seven Ponds close on the south east side 
of Daniel Foster's land during her life. I also leave 
her a negro man and all the gold and silver money in 
the house, and 6 best silver spoons, and silver tumbler, 
and f of the movable estate, and a silver cup and silver 
tankard. I leave to my grand son, David Howell, all 
my meadow at Birch Neck, at Accabog, and all my 
right in Quogtie Purchase, and ^ 50 right in Lot 32 
in the Great Division, and ^ 50 of Commonage. I 
leave to my grandson, Silas Howell, my now dwelling 
house and barn and home lot and all my right in the 
Seven Ponds close, and my Shinecock meadow, and | 
the meadow in Long Neck, at Accabog. I leave to 
my grand son, Charles Howell, my house and other 
buildings and all my right in the home lot adjoining 
in Bridge Hampton which his father lately lived in. 
I leave to my son John 10 shillings, also all of my 
manor which I bought of my brother (in law), Isaac 
Halsey. I leave to my two daughters, Dorothy and 
Abigail, of my movable estate. I make my wife ex- 
ecutor. Dated March 18, 174^. 

Witnesses, Isaac Halsey, Samuel Howell, John 
Mackie. Proved, March 1, 174^. 

[NOTE. The testator was known as Captain Abra- 
ham Howell. The " Long Springs Close " is part of the 
farm lots of George W. Whitaker, Esq. It originally 
belonged to Francis Sayre, who gave it to his grand son, 
Thomas Sayre, who sold it to Abraham Howell. " The 
house and lot that was her former husbands" is the 
homestead formerly of Peter Fournier, on the east side 
of Main street, Southampton, and about twenty rods 



272 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

south of the railroad, and sold by his heirs to Chauncey 
W. Norton. It also originally belonged to Francis 
Sayre, who gave it to his grand son, Thomas Sayre, who 
sold it to Abraham Howell. Thomas Sayre was the 
" former husband " mentioned in the will. Both this 
and the Long Springs Close were left by Patience 
Howell to her nephew, Elias Foster (son of Thomas 
Foster), and he left them to his son Elias, who sold 
the Long Springs Close to Samuel Jagger, and the 
house and lot to Elias Pelletreau. The "dwelling 
house and home lot " left to Silas Howell is probably 
the present homestead of Henry F. Sayre and Francis 
Cook, on the west side of Main street, Southampton, 
opposite Toilsome Lane. The house and lot in Bridge 
Hampton, left to Charles Howell, is on the north side 
of the road from Bridge Hampton to Sagg, and west 
of the old " Woolworth house," and east of the place 
where the second meeting-house built in Bridge Hamp- 
ton formerly stood. The " Manor land " left to John 
Howell, refers to Halsey's manor, in Brookhaveu, next 
west of Southampton line. John Howell sold it to 
Matthew Smith, about 1750. W. S. P.] 

Page 1 22. " I, HENRY PEARSALL, of Bethpage, in 
the town of Oyster Bay, yeoman, being this 23d day 
of the 8th month, 1748, but weak and feeble in body, 
as well as pretty far advanced in years." My executors 
are to sell sufficient movable estate to pay debts. I 
leave to my daughter, Mary Pearsall, one bed and 
furniture. To my daughter, Ann Willis, a riding 
horse of the value of 8. To my daughter, Mary 
Pearsall, 5 to buy her a side saddle, also a horse 
valued at 8, or 8 in money (my daughter Phebe 
Osborn having had already a horse and saddle). I 
leave to my wife Mary all the rest of movable estate, 
and the use of lands, houses, and improvements which 
I bought of the executors of Elisha Powell, during her 
widowhood, for her support and the education of my 
two youngest children. I leave to my two sons, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 273 

Thomas and Rowland, the dwelling house and land I 
bought of Thomas Davis, and the land I bought of 
Timothy Shaws, and they are to pay to my daughter 
Mary, 15. I leave to my youngest son John the 
dwelling house that I now dwell in and the land be- 
tween it and Joshua Powells, with all improvements, 
and he is to pay to my daughters, Phebe Osborn, Anne 
Willis, and Mary Pearsall, 23 6s. 8d. I leave to my 
two sons, Thomas and Rowland, so much of my lands in 
Bethpage Purchase as will, with the rest of the lands I 
have given them, make f of all my estate, and they 
are to pay to my daughters, Phebe Osborn and Anne 
Willis, .12 4s. 5d. I leave to my son John, so much 
land in Bethpage Purchase as to make his part of my 
estate ^. My daughter Anne is to have a place of resid- 
ence in my house so long as she remains a widow. I 
leave to my three sons all my lands lying in common, 
in the Town of Hempstead, and the Plain land in 
(Robert) Williams Purchase in the town of Oyster 
Bay, and all other places. I make my wife and my 
brothers in law, Jacob Titus, of Wheatley, and William 
Titus, of Westbury, executors. 

Witnesses, Wait Powell, Mary Powell, Samuel 
Willis. Proved, April 11, 1750, by affirmation of 
Wait Powell and Mary Powell, " being known Quak- 
ers," and the executors were confirmed, "being first 
duly affirmed." 

Page 125. In the name of God, Amen, April 13, 
1750, I, NEHEMIAH LIJDLAM, of Jamaica, in Queens 
County, being sick. My executors are to sell 8 acres of 
my woodland u lying down by John Higbees " in the 
town of Jamaica, to be measured off the west end, and 
the money used to pay debts, and the overplus to my 
daughters, Phebe, wife of Samuel Den ton, and Johanah. 
I leave to my daughter Johanah so much of my mov- 
able estate as will make her equal with my daughter 
Phebe. I leave to my wife Phebe the use of all lands, 
meadows, dwelling house, and all the rest of my mov- 



274 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

able estate, so long as she remains my widow, or until 
my son Nehemiah shall be of age, for her support and 
to bring up my children. I leave to my sou Nehemiah 
my dwelling house, orchard, and all lands (except as 
above), and he shall pay to my two daughters 25 
each. If my son Nehemiah should die, my executors 
are to sell all estate and pay to my wife 40, to my 
brother, William Ludlam, 20, to my brother Isaac 
10, to my sister, Sarah Jones, 10, to my sister Phebe, 
10, to my sisters Martha and Deborah each 10. I 
make my wife and my brother William, and my brother 
in law, Nehemiah Denton, executors. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Hinchman, Joshua Carpenter, 
William Smith. Proved, April 24, 1750. 

Page 128. In the name of God, Amen. I, ISAAC 
VAN DAM, of New York, being sick and weak. I 
leave to my wife Isabella all household stuff and plate. 
To my son Anthony 5. All the rest of my estate I 
leave to my wife and my three sons, Rip, Isaac, and 
John, and my daughters, Sarah, Catherine, and Mary, 
when they are of age or married. My executors are to 
sell all houses and lands. I make my wife and my 
daughter Sarah, and my son Anthony and Mr. Mat- 
thew Van Alstyne, executors. 

Dated November 10, 1749. Witnesses, Hubert Van 
Wagner, Matthew Thomas, Elisha Dabree. Proved, 
May 7, 1750. 

Page 130. I, AMOS POWELL, of Bethpage, in the 
town of Oyster Bay, being this 8th day of the 1st 
month lY4 y 9 0- very sick, I leave to my brother Joshua 
20 acres of Plain land which I have within fence near 
the east end of the Plain, as may appear by the Plains 
Division ; I also leave him 80. I leave to my brother 
Isaac and my brother in law, Samuel Pry or, 16, "for 
the use and intent to build a horse stable for Friends 
use at Bethpage." I leave to Jacob Seaman and 
Samuel Willis 12, for the use and maintenance of 



ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 275 

ray cousin, Clement Willits, " and in case they should 
find she hath not need to fully use the whole, then the 
remainder I would have go to the use of the monthly 
meeting at Westbury." I leave to my six brothers, 
Thomas, Wait, Moses, Richard, Joshua, and Isaac, all 
my lands and rights of land equally. Of all the rest 
of my estate I leave f to my six brothers, and ^ to my 
sisters, Abigail Hallock, Mary Pryor, Elizabeth Pow- 
ell, Hannah Wilson, Martha Keen, and Deborah Whit- 
son. I make my brothers Joshua and Isaac, and my 
brother in law, John Wilson, executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Titus, Thomas Pearsall, Jr. Proved, 
April 11, 1750, "The executors being duly affirmed." 

Page 132. Know all men by these Presents that I, 
STEPHEN WHITE, of the Precinct of Isiip, in Suffolk 
County, being this 21 day of March, 174^, ill in body, 
After payment of all debts, I leave to my daughter, 
Amy White, one bed and furniture that shall be al- 
lowed to be worth 15, also my negro wench " Jean." 
Then my will is that all my house and lands, meadows, 
and all estate, real and personal, be sold by my execu- 
tors, and the money to be paid to the five children of 
my eldest daughter, Ruth Hulls, and to my four daugh- 
ters, Sarah Hulls, Mercy Wood, Mary Ho well, and 
Amy White, "except what the Law requires to cut 
Ebene/er Hulls, my son in law, from bringing claim to 
any part of my fast estate, or movable estate, which I 
will and bequeath to him for that purpose and no more." 
My five grandchildren are to have only -J-, and my two 
grandsons to have ^ of the remainder, and my three 
grand daughters the other . (Names of the grand 
children not given.) My executors are to be paid rea- 
sonably for their trouble. I make my son in law, Jo- 
nah Wood, and my cousin, John Mowbrey, and friend, 
Samuel Willetts, executors. 

Witnesses, David Willetts, Jacob Willetts, Joseph 
Foster. Proved, before Henry Smith, Esq., April 11, 
1750. 



276 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

[NOTE. Stephen White was a stepson of John 
Mowbray, the proprietor of Mowbray's Patent, in Islip, 
whose second wife was Ruth White, of Southampton. 
Stephen White had a brother Charles, who died be- 
fore him. To these two stepsons, John Mowbray 
gave one of the necks of land in his Patent. W. S. P. | 

Page 135. In the name of God, Amen. I, RICHARD 
BRFITAIN, of New York, mariner, being sick. After 
payment of debts I leave all estate to my loving wife 
Gezelna, and make her executor. 

Dated February 4, 1747. Witnesses, John Burnet, 
Jonathan Morell, Henry Jamain. Proved, May 4, 1750. 
The widow, Gazelna Brittain, was then the wife of 
William Rousby. 

Page 137. In the name of God, Amen. January 
11, 1749, I, JONATHAN WICKES, of Hunttington, in Suf- 
folk County, being sick. I leave to my wife Mary the 
use of a room in my dwelling house which she chooseth, 
and a cow and her keeping, and the use of the cellar 
during widowhood ; also a bed and chest and trunk 
which she formerly possessed, and <25. I leave to my 
son Jonathan the place which formerly belonged to 
John Adams, on which he now liveth, in Cow Harbor, 
with a piece of timber land, bounded east by Philip 
Weeks, south by highway and north by Azariah 
Weeks ; Also of my possessions at South side, on 
the neck commonly called Great Neck ; Also | of my 
right in the Old and New Purchases. I leave to my 
second son Samuel, the house and all the land on which 
he now dwelleth and the cleared field east of my other 
land, with all the wood land thereunto appertaining, 
And three acres of wood land joining to the road lead- 
ing to Abraham Jarvis, on East Neck, And of my 
land and meadow in East Neck at South ; Also ^ of a 
hundred right in the Old and New Purchases. I leave 
to my third son John, all my house and homestead on 
which I now dwell, and with all the rest of the meadow 



. ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 277 

land in East Neck ; Also 50 acres on the Plains, all 
which lies by the road called Rogers Path, and South 
road and the road passing to the Long Swamp ; Also 
all the rest of my land at South not disposed of ; Aleo 
^ of a 100 right in the Old and New Purchases ; Also 
a team and all farming utensils. I leave to my fourth 
son Hezekiah all my lands, both cleared and wood 
land, lying south of Old Ground Hollow; likewise all 
that piece of land joining to Nathaniel Weeks, and the 
highway passing to Azariah Weeks; and ^ of a 100 
right in the Old and New Purchases. I leave to my 
daughter, Elizabeth Dennice, certain cattle and a horse. 
I leave to my youngest daughter, Ruth Stratton, cows, 
horse, and sheep. All the rest of my lands to be sold 
by executors to pay debts, and the remainder to my 
sons John and Hezekiah, and my daughters Elizabeth 
and Ruth. I make my friend, Isaac Brush, and Jonas 
Platt and my son, John Wickes, executors. 

Witnesses, Jonathan Wickes, Joseph Weeks, Samuel 
Allen. Proved, May 10, 1750. 

Page 139. I, ANANIAS CABLE, of the town of Hunt- 
tington, being this 12th day of August, 1749, very 
weak, I leave to my wife Hannah the use of the two 
west rooms in nry house, with liberty of passing through 
the other rooms, to the street or elsewhere, during the 
time she shall remain my widow ; Also .50 in mov- 
able estate ; Also all the provisions for family use, " as 
meat and bread corn," for the support of her and the 
family for two years. I also leave her a negro woman, 
or in lieu thereof ,50. And my wife is to have the 
use of my homestead and lots on both sides of the road 
where I now dwell, and the labor of a negro man ; and 
all the stock and utensils, sufficient to support her and 
the family for six years, or until my youngest son is 14 
years old. The stock of cattle shall be supplied with 
salt hay from my Neck at South. She is also to have 
three good cows, and she is to be maintained during 
her widowhood. I leave to my daughter, Mary Carle, 



278 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

a horse, and to my son Timothy a horse. The rest of 
my movables to be sold and the money paid to my son 
John and to my two daughters Mary and Phebe. I 
leave to my son Ananias all those sundry pieces of land 
which I have lying to the east of the road from Jere- 
miah Platts to Daniel Lewis, and south of the road 
leading from Jeremiah Platts to Whitman's Hollow, as 
they are laid out and entered of record. I leave to my 
sons Platt and Samuel all my homestead of lands, 
houses, and improvements where I now dwell, includ- 
ing the land I bought of Thomas Fleet, not infringing 
upon their mother's privileges. My Neck at South is 
to be hired out for 12 years, and 100 to be paid to 
my son Timothy and the rest to my son John. After 
the 12 years have expired, I leave all my Neck at 
South to my son Silas. I make Samuel Brush, of West 
Hills, Jesse Carle, of Dick's Hills and Kichard Willetts, 
Jr., of Islip, executors. I give to my son Ananias a 
tract of land and meadow belonging to my Neck at 
South, beginning at the creek and runs as the laud of 
Nicholas Dick runs, east till it meets the present fence 
running north, and from thence until it crosses the 
Neck path, and then running west to the creek. He 
is to have the use of this for 12 years after he is of 
age. ^ 

Witnesses, Samuel Heart, Abraham Ruland, Benja- 
min Soper. Proved, May 15, 1750. 

Page 143. In the name of God, Amen. I, ANNA 
THOMPSON, wife of John Thompson, of New York, 
being sick, " I commend my soul to God, and my body 
to the earth, there to be buried in a decent manner, and 
to be buried in the Old Dutch Church. And the Pall 
bearers and those who shall undress me after my de- 
cease, shall each have a gold ring and a pair of gloves." 
All my 11 lots of ground in Montgomery Ward, in 
New York, as laid out and divided in a certain chart 
or map of said lots, and are all lying together, and 
bounded east by Queen street, north on the house 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 279 

and land of Robert Benson, and south on Hague street. 
I dispose of them as follows, viz., to Cornelius Clopper, 
Jr., Margaret Rutgers, and Anna Clopper, the children 
of my brother, Cornelius Clopper, Lots 7 and 8, with 
the house upon them. To Evert Bancker, son of 
Christopher Bancker, in consideration of services 
done, Lots 6 and 12. To. Christopher Bancker, Jr., 
son of Christopher Bancker, Lot No. 3. To John 
Thompson, son of my husband, John Thompson, Lot 
No. 15. To Cornelius Rosevelt, son of John Rosevelt, 
Lot No. 4. To Anna Bancker, daughter of Christopher 
Bancker, Lot No. 14. The other 3 lots are to be dis- 
posed of by my executors, and the money used for 
funeral charges and legacies, " and the remainder to 
such and so many poor widows, being communicants 
of the Protestant Dutch Church of New York, as my 
executors shall judge best." I leave to John Thomp- 
son, son of my husband, John Thompson, 10 when of 
age, and W at my decease, " for clothing and learn- 
ing." I leave to John Rosevelt and Christopher 
Bancker each 10. My will and desire is that my 
husband, John Thompson, may live on the place at 
Goshen, in Orange County, as long as he lives. I leave 
all my wearing apparell to Hyltie, wife of John Rose- 
velt. And all the rest to Cornelius Clopper, Jr. I 
I make my friends, John Rosevelt, Christopher Banck- 
er, and Evert Bancker, executors. 

Dated August 30, 1748. Witnesses, John Nicholls, 
Joseph Lester, John Porter. 

Codicil, September 20, 1 748. Leaves to widow Sarah 
Sandford and Hannah Johnson, each 5. To my hus- 
band, and his son, John Thompson, each a suit of 
mourning. My lot No. 15, left to John Thompson, is 
to be sold by my executors, and the money used to pay 
debts and legacies. 

Witnesses, William De Peyster, Vincent Montanye, 
Paul Roome. Proved, May 15, 1750. At that time 
John Rosevelt was dead. 

[NOTE. The lots mentioned in the above will in- 



280 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 17. 

elude all the land between Hague street and No. 381 
Pearl street. Anna Thompson was the widow of Pat- 
rick McKnight and daughter of Cornelius Clopper, from 
whom she inherited these lots. Her first husband was 
Patrick Macknight. Hague Street was the boundary 
between her lots and those of her brother, Cornelius 
Clopper. W. S. P.] 

Page 147. Know all men by these Presents, that I, 
JOHN DINGEE, of Westbury, in the town of Hempstead, 
yeoman, being this 9 of May, 1750, very sick, I leave 
to my wife Charity one of the best beds in my house, 
with the furniture for the same. I leave to my four 
daughters, Jane, Mary, Sarah, and Martha, each one 
bed and furniture. I leave to my wife the use of the 
provisions that I have for family use, and the use of all 
my estate until it is sold by my executors. My exec- 
utors are to sell all my houses and lands, and the rest 
of movable estate, and the money is to go to my wife 
and my four daughters when of age. " My two young- 
est daughters shall be schooled and further instructed 
in learning, suitable to their circumstances." Whereas, 
part of the laud that I bought of the executors of 
Joseph Wright I have not yet a deed for, my executors 
are to take a deed, and the land to be sold. I make 
my loving friends, Daniel Seaman, Zebulon Seaman, 
and Kichard Willets, all of Oyster Bay, executors. 

Witnesses, Morris Simonson, John Simonson, Samuel 
Willis. Proved, May 16, 1750, "by affirmation of 
Samuel Willis, a known Quaker." 

Page 149. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
REEDER, of Newtown, in Queens County, yeoman, 
being very ill. I direct all funeral charges and debts 
to be paid. " I commit my Body to the Dust, and my 
Soul into the hands of God." I leave to my wife 
Elizabeth, ^ of all my estate, real and personal, during 
her life. I leave to my two daughters, Juda and 
Hannah, and my daughter in law (step daughter), 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 281 

Naomai Renne, 30 each, when my son Jacob comes 
of age, and each to have a feather bed. I leave to my 
son Jacob all the rest of my estate, real and personal. 
I make my wife and my friend, Yost Gosline, executors. 
Dated April 5, 1790. Witnesses, Nathan Smith, 
Samuel Way, Jr., Philip Edsall. Proved, May 26, 
1750. 

Page 151. In the name of God, Amen, September 
18, 1749, I, ABRAHAM MILLER, of the Town of Rye, 
yeoman, being sick. After payment of debts, I leave 
to my wife Hannah the use of of my estate, with 
liberty to dwell in the best room in my house in Rye, 
and the use of all my lands. I leave to my son Gil- 
bert, the following pieces of land in the town of Rye : 
All that piece bounded north by Thomas Symons and 
Thomas Howell, east by highway, west by Thomas 
Howell and south by Abraham Bush ; and the road 
going west from the Saw Pit landing; with my dwell- 
ing house, barn, and improvements ; Also a piece I 
bought of the administrators of Isaac Anderson, called 
the Green Swamp ; Also my small field of land oppo- 
site to my house, east of the road ; Also my small let 
at Saw Pit landing. And he is to pay to my execu- 
tors, 40. I leave to my youngest son Jonathan, all 
that my parcel of land in Greenwich, Connecticutt, to 
the east of the Colony line, bounded west by said line, 
and north by William Smith, and east by land late in 
possession of my son Abraham, deceased, Bounded 
south by the heirs of John Rail, with the house and 
buildings ; Also all my right in the sedges in the 
town of Rye. And he is to pay to my executors, 30. 
I leave to my grand sons, Andrew and Abraham, sons 
of my deceased son Abraham, a road 1 rod wide 
through my lands to the King street road. And 
whereas I was bound as security with my son Abra- 
ham, and Justus Bush, of Greenwich, for a large sum 
of money, and since his decease, I have been sued for 
the same, and paid the same, as by receipt from said 



282 ABSTKACTS OF WILLSLIBER 17. 

Bush for .147, 8s, 9d, and is .now a debt due to me, 
I leave the same to my grand son, Andrew Miller, the 
eldest son of my son Abraham, and he shall pay to his 
brother Abraham, 50, and to his sister Mary, 30. 
I leave to my grand son, James Worden, 7 when of 
age. To my youngest daughter Elizabeth, 30. My 
executors are to sell my piece of salt meadow, on Lit- 
tle Neck in Budds Patent. I leave all my wearing 
apparell to my sons Gilbert and Jonathan. All the 
rest of my movable estate to my 5 daughters, Hannah, 
wife of Samuel Lyon, Mary, wife of John Sayre, Anne, 
wife of Caleb Fowler, Martha, late wife of Nathaniel 
Worden, and Elizabeth. I make Mr. Samuel Brown, 
of Rye, and my sons Gilbert and Jonathan, executors. 

Witnesses, William Tusdell, Joseph Anderson, John 
Carhart. 

Codicil, March 28, 1750. Samuel Brown being 
dead, I appoint my son-in-law, Cabel Fowler, execu- 
tor in his room. 

Witnesses, Joseph Amerman, Mangle Roll, John 
Carhart. Proved, April 16, 1750. 

Page 155. In the name of God, Amen, I, THOMAS 
JONES, of Newtown, in Queens County, weaver, being 
sick. After payment of all debts I leave unto all 
the children of Samuel Moore (commonly called Cap- 
tain Samuel Moore), 10. I leave to Margaret Renne, 
daughter of James Renne, Jr., 20 shillings. I leave to 
the daughter of John Rapalye, 10 shillings. All the 
rest of my estate I leave to Elizabeth and Hannah 
Washburn, daughters of Samuel Washburn. I make 
my friends, Samuel Moore (Joseph's son) and William 
Moore, executors. 

Dated April 2, 1750. Witnesses, Daniel Rapalje, 
John Rapalje, Cornelius Berrian, Jr. Proved, May 
26, 1750. 

Page 157. Know all men by these Presents that I, 
WILLIAM WILLIS, of Westbury, in the town of Hemp- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 283 

sted, yeoman, being this 30 of January, 174^, well in 
health. All my lands and rights of land and houses 
and buildings are to be sold by my executors. I leave 
to my wife Hannah, one good feather bed with all fur- 
niture, " of the best my house affords ; " Also a warm- 
ing pan, and my best riding horse and saddle. After 
the payment of debts, I leave of the rest to my wife, 
and f to my six sons, Jacob, Samuel, Mordecai, Silas, 
William, and Joseph, and to my four daughters, Mary 
Bedell, Hannah Spragg, Elizabeth Post, and Martha 
Willis. My executors are to put my son Joseph out 
to some trade. I make my sons Jacob and Samuel, 
and my brother-in-law, Jacob Seaman, executors. My 
son Jacob is to have his part twice as great as the 
other sons. 

Witnesses, John Bobbins, William Kirbe, Jeremiah 
Robins, Samuel Willis. Proved, June 5, 1750, "by 
affirmation of Samuel Willis a known Quaker." 

Page 159. Be it known unto all men by these 
Presents, that I, SILAS TITUS, of Westbury, in Hemp- 
stead, yeoman, being this 3d day of the llth month, 
174$, " well in health, but far advanced in years, and 
knowing that my final change draweth near, therefore I 
am willing to set my house in order." I leave to my 
wife Sarah the use of the choicest room in my dwelling 
house, with the chamber above and one of the lower 
bedrooms, for the full term that she remains my 
widow, and the use of ^ my farm and homestead 
whereon I now dwell, for her support and mainte- 
nance ; Also 6 cows, 2 horses " that are able and fit to 
go on with farming," 10 sheep, 4 swine, and the 
farming utensils, and the movables within doors, and 
after her death or marriage they are to go to my son 
William. I leave to my eldest son Edmond, ^ of my 
right of undivided land on Hempstead Plain ; Also a 
piece of land which I have lying near Jonathan Shaws ; 
Also a small piece laid out to me by the Trustees, south 
of Hempstead, near Joseph Pettitt's house ; Also of 



284 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

my lot of meadow and land which I have on Little 
Neck. I leave to my youngest son William, all my 
homestead where I now dwell, at Westbury, bounded 
west partly by highway leading to the Plains and 
partly by Samuel Titus, south by the highway leading 
to Jericho, east partly by highway to John Dingee's, and 
partly by John Dingee's lands, north partly by Samuel 
Titus and partly by John Dingee, with all houses and 
buildings ; Also a piece of land lying upon the Hills 
joining to the north side of Jonathan Smith's land, 
being 70 acres ; Also a small piece of land lying near 
my homestead, on the south side of Jericho path, at the 
Plain edge ; And ^ of my right of undivided Plain 
land on the Great Plain. And he is to pay to my son, 
Silas Titus, of Pennsylvania, 50, and to my grand 
son David (son of my deceased son, David), 70. I 
leave to my grand-daughter Elizabeth (daughter of 
my deceased son, David), 30. I also leave to my son 
William | of farming utensils. To my daughter, 
Mary, a negro girl. To my son, Silas, a negro man. 
To my daughter, Temperance Hicks, a negro man. To 
my daughter, Sarah Wamsly, a negro woman ; also to 
my daughter, Phebe Hicks. To my daughter, Mary 
Titus, 2 good horses, and the privilege of living in my 
house until married. I make my wife, Sarah, and my 
sons, Edmond and William, executors. I also leave 
to my son William, f of my land and meadow at 
Little Neck, at South. 

Witnesses, Samuel Titus, Joseph Clement, Stephen 
Titus, Samuel Willis. 

Codicil, " The 25th day of 2nd month, called April," 
1750. I leave the interest of all money due me to my 
wife, and the principal to my son William. 

Witnesses, Samuel Willis, William Titus, Mary 
Willis. Proved, June 8, 1750. "Samuel Willis and 
Stephen Titus being known Quakers.' 1 

Page 163. I, WAIT POWELL, of the town of Oyster 
Bay, yeoman, being this 23 day of the 3d month, very 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 285 

sick, I leave to Wait Powell, Jr., son of my cousin, 
Waft Powell, of Bethpage, 50, when he is of age. 
Then my will is that after all debts are paid I leave to 
my cousin, Wait Powell, all the remainder of my estate 
of every kind, and I make him executor. 

Witnesses, Joseph Clement, Sarah Seaman, Samuel 
Willis. Proved, June 8, 1750, "by affirmation of 
Sarah Seaman and Samuel Willis, known Quakers." 

Page 165. Know all men by these Presents, that I, 
SAMUEL TITUS, of Westbury, in the town of Hemp- 
stead, yeoman, being this 15 day of the 2nd month, 
called April, 1750, very weak and sick. I leave to my 
wife Mary all the rents and profits of ^ of my lands 
and meadows, and the best room in my dwelling house, 
and the use of the cellar and barn, while she remains 
my widow and no longer; Also 8 cows and 100, and 
the best bed and furniture for the same, and a negro 
girl, and a warming pan and silver tumbler. My ex- 
ecutors are to set apart such household goods as may 
be necessary for my wife and children to keep house. 
I leave to my eldest son, Stephen Titus, my dwelling 
house and homestead and lands and improvements 
where I now dwell in Westbury, and all the land I 
have south of the road that leads from Jonathan 
Smith's to Wheatly, and north of the road leading 
from William Titus's house to John Pine's mill ; And 
all my great lot of meadow which I have lying in 
Great Neck at South, and all my upland lying on said 
neck, also an 8 acre lot lying above Great Neck fence ; 
and ^ of all iny right of land lying in Common and un- 
divided ; Also all lands lying on the Bushy Plains, south 
of the path going to Jericho, and north of the Great 
Plain ; Also a piece of land I have lying near the Meet- 
ing House. I leave to my two sons, Samuel and Rich- 
ard, all my lands upon and under and near the Hither 
Hills ; Also all my lands and meadows at Rockaway, 
and all my lotted lands that I have lying near Henry 
Southard's, and at the edge of the south side of the 



286 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEE 17. 

Great Plains that is lotted. I leave to iny three sons, 
Stephen, Samuel, and Richard, a piece of land lying 
north west of Jonathan Smith's, which I bought of 

7 Q 

Richard Ellison, whereof my son Stephen is to have f 
and Samuel and Richard . I leave to my sons, Sam- 
uel and Richard, f of all my rights lying in Common 
of lands in Hempstead when they are 20 years old, and 
to each I leave two cows. My executors are to sell a 
small lot of meadow lying about the middle of Great 
Neck, and all my land and meadow in Little Neck, Also 
a negro man and woman. I leave all my farming uten- 
sils to my three sons. I leave to my son Stephen a 
negro boy, and he is to pay to my other sons 5 each. 
All the rest of my stock of cattle are to be sold, and 
the money with that from sale of lands to go to my 4 
daughters, Elizabeth Kees, Mary Titus, Phebe Titus, 
and Jemima Titus, also the household goods after the 
death of my wife. As I have not yet a deed for the 
land I bought of Richard Ellison, my executors are to 
take a deed for my 3 sons. I make my wife Mary 
and my son Stephen and my brother-in-law, William 
Jones, and my cousin, Samuel Willis, of Jericho, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Nathaniel Seaman, Jr., Sarah Seaman, 
Wait Powell. Proved, June 8, 1750, " the witnesses 
being known Quakers." 

Page 169. In the name of God, Amen, I, JACOB 
CiraisTOPHE FORSTER, of New York, tallow chandler, 
being somewhat infirm, this 20 day of September, 
1748. I leave to my wife, Eliza Forster, all those my 
two tenements and houses in Little Queen street, one 
of them wherein I myself reside, and the other next ad- 
joining, wherein Richard Mangvier, seaman, is tenant, 
to her and her heirs and assigns ; Also all household 
goods and furniture, and all my estate. I make my 

?>od and loving friends, Mr. Joseph Read, of New 
ork, merchant, and John David Wolf, " taylor," ex- 
ecutors. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 287 

Witnesses, John Rohd, Samuel Neil son, Charles 
Johnston, "school master." Proved, June 22, 1750. 

[NOTE. u Little Queen street" is now Cedar street. 
W. S. P.] 

Page 170. In the 'name of God, Amen, I, HYLA 
BODINE, widow of Vincent Bodine, of New York, mar- 
iner, being sick. I leave to my grand daughter, Mary 
Bodine, 5 shillings before any division, she being my 
eldest son's daughter. I leave to my grand daughter 
Hester, wife of Cornelius Brower, of Nevv York, baker, 
all my personal estate (except one feather bed, which 
I bequeath to my son Vincent) on condition that my 
son-in-law, Cornelius Brower shall recover his lawful 
right to the land now in the possession of the Trinity 
Church of England in New York, within 12 months. 
All the rest of my estate is to be sold by my executors, 
and after paying debts, I leave ^ to my grand daughter, 
Mary Bodine, daughter of my son John, deceased, and 
^ to Hester, wife of Cornelius Brower, and ^ to Hester 
Brower and my son Vincent Bodine. I appoint my 
friends, John Stephens and James Wright, executors. 

Dated March 8, 1750. Witnesses, Evert Byvanck, 
Luke Kierstede, John Bogert, Jr. Proved, June 6, 
1750. 

[NOTE. Cornelius Brower, the son-in-law, was a de- 
scendant of the famous Aneke Jans, and he was the 
plaintiff in the first lawsuit brought to recover the 
lands from Trinity Church. In this suit he had for 
counsel William Livingston, John Morin Scott, and 
William Smith, Jr., who most probably incited him to 
assert his claims. The trial was held in 1760 and re- 
sulted in a verdict in favor of Trinity Church. The 
case had, however, " been in the Law " for nearly 
twenty years. W. S. P.] 



173. In the name of God, Amen, I, EFFY 
CRAWFORD, of New York, " tavern keeper, and widow 
of Hugh Crawford, who was in his life time also 



288 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

tavern keeper," and executor of his will, being now 
sick. After payment of all debts I leave to Ann 
Inglesby, 25, and the remainder "to my children, 
John, Clepha or Effy, Jane, Catharine, and Mary. I 
make my brother, John Van Gilder, of New York, vint- 
ner, Peter Marschalk, of New York, baker, and John 
Tiebault, block maker, executors. 

Dated February 5, 174 y 9 . Witnesses, John Fred, 
James Mills, Elisha Dobree. Proved, May 31, 1750. 

Page 174. In the name of God, Amen, I, THOMAS 
THOMASSE, of New York, cordwainer, this 11 of Janu- 
ary, 1746, being sick. My executors are with all con- 
venient speed to sell all lands, houses, and estate. I 
leave to my God son William, son of my nephew, Will- 
iam Brown, 5. Also the best of my fowling pieces 
or guns. All the rest of my estate I leave to the chil- 
dren of my brother, John Schoute Thomasse, deceased, 
and to the children of my sister Neeltye, formerly wife 
of William Brown, and late wife of Cornelius Conner, 
viz. : Barbarie, Mary Agnes, Femitye, and Sarah Thom- 
masse, and William, Barold, Ephraim, and Thomas 
Brown, And to Mary Conner, Elizabeth Conner, and 
Johana Prosier. If my nephew, Ephraim Brown, shall 
sue and disturb or be dissatisfied concerning my will, 
then I give his share to my other nephews and nieces. 
I make Barbarie Tbomasse, and William Brown, son 
of my sister, Neeltie Brown, executors. 

Witnesses, James Hyatt, Andrew Brestede, Jr., 
Simon Johnson. Proved, June 7, 1750. Barbarie 
Thommasse, was then the wife of John Brown. 

Page 177. And the said FRANCIS DUPUY, consider- 
ing the uncertainty of life. I leave to my loving 
mother, Mrs. Anne Dupuy, all my shares or prizes 
which may be taken by the said private vessell of 
war, and all the rest of my estate, and I make her 
executor. 

Witnesses, Isaac Man, John Dupuy. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 289 

The above is written at the bottom of a Letter of 
Attorney, bearing date August 16, 1744. Proved, 
June 25, 1750. 

Page 179. In the name of God, Amen, March 23,- 
1 74^., I, SAMUEL DICKSON, of Duchess County, " in 
New York government," being sick. I leave to my 
wife Mary all my lands, household goods, and movable 
estate and I make her executor, with Dr. Peter Powers 
to assist, I leave to my children, Christopher, Charles, 
Ichabod, Gideon, William, and Mary, " 5 shillings, ster- 
ling money, each, it being the whole of their portions." 

Witnesses, Peter Paddock, James Rodes, Samuel 
Morrow. Proved, June 27, 1750, before Samuel 
Purdy, Esq. 

Page 180. In the name of God, Amen, I, PETER 
HERINGH, of Tappan, in Orange County, yeoman, 
being at present in good health. I leave to my wife 
Margaret, the whole and sole management of my 
estate during her life. I leave to my son Abraham, 
" my Great nether Dutch Bible, for his right of first 
born." I also leave to him, after my wife's decease, all 
the messuage, tenement, and Plantation, wherein I now 
dwell, situate between the land of Cornelius Heringh, 
and Gilbert Heybertse Blauvelt ; Also of the undi- 
vided meadow, with all houses and buildings. And he 
is to pay 50 to my 7 children and 2 grand children, 
viz., my children, Elbert, Margaret, Petertie, Brechie, 
Janettie, Catharine, and Classic, and to my 2 grand 
children, Peter and Richard Truman. I leave to my 
son Teunis, 100. To my daughter Classic, of my 
undivided meadow. All the rest I leave to my son 
Elbert, and to my daughters and grand children. I 
make my wife and my brother, Abraham Heringh, 
executors. 

Dated April 19, 1736. Witnesses, Jacob Fardon, 
William Fardon, Johanes Fardon. Proved, June 27, 
1750. 



290 ABSTEACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

[NOTE. Heringh, is probably the original form of 
the name afterwards corrupted into Herring and Har- 
ing. Elbert Haring, the owner of the well known 
" Herring Farm," in New York, including a wide front 
pn Broadway, south of Waverley place, and also a large 
tract on both sides of Bleecker street (originally Her- 
ring street), west or north of 6th avenue, was one of 
this family. W. S. P.] 

Page 182. In the name of God, Amen, I, ELIZA- 
BETH FORD, of Flushing, being sick. I leave to my 
son Benjamin 20 shillings. I leave to my son-in-law, 
Caleb Griffin, f of my estate. All the rest I leave to 
my two daughters, Elizabeth Savage and Sarah Griffin, 
and I make my son-in-law, Caleb Griffin, executor. 

Dated June 19, 1750. Witnesses, William Doughty, 
William Griffin, Amea Griffin. Proved, July 28, 1750. 

Page 184. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
DEGRAFF, of New York, cooper, being well in health. 
After the payment of debts, I leave all my estate to 
Elizabeth Turk, daughter of John Turk, of New York, 
cooper, and Hannah his wife, and I make John Turk, 
executor. 

Dated December 30, 1749. Witnesses, John Lasher, 
Jr., Hendrick Turk, John Burnet. Proved, July 27, 
1750. 

Page 186. In the name of God, Amen, I, NEHE- 
MIAH SMITH, of Jamaica, in Queens County, yeoman, 
being sick. I leave to my wife Ann, a negro wench 
and her child, and 35 ; Also 2 cows, 6 sheep, 10 
bushels of wheat, 10 bushels of Rye, 10 bushels of 
Indian corn, and meat and firewood for herself and 
family, " for one whole year." Also such privilege in 
my house for herself and family as she may have occa- 
sion for, for one year, and she is to have 3 feather beds 
and the household goods she brought with her when I 
married her. I leave to my son, Wait Smith, the use 



ABSTRACTS OF WILTS LIBER 17. 291 

of all lands and dwelling houses (except as above 
named) for one year, and all my winter and summer 
corn and my wagons and two horses, for one year. 
My executors are to sell, within two years, all my dwell- 
ing house, lands, and meadows, by public veudue or 
otherwise, and also the rest of my movable estate. I 
leave to my son Thomas, 50. To my daughter Phebe, 
10. To my daughter Rachel, wife of Thomas Read, 
10. To my daughter Priscilla, wife of William Lud- 
lam, Jr., 10. To my daughter Mary, lately married to 
Elias Bayles, 13. I leave to Daniel Smith, Samuel 
Smith, and Elias Bayles, the Elders and Deacons of the 
Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, 10, " to be put out 
at interest for ever for the maintaining of a standing 
ministry to the end of time." Whereas I have given 
to my son, Neheiniah Smith, 70, I give the same to 
each of my sons, Noah, Nicholas, Jonathan, and Wait 
Smith. I leave all the rest to all my sons, and make 
them executors. 

Dated May 14, 1750. Witnesses, Jurian Bloom, 
Nathaniel Denton, Benjamin Hinchman. Proved, July 
30, 1750. 

Page 189. The last Will and Testament of JOHN 
ALBERTSON, of Islip, miller, made the 18 day of March, 
1 750. I leave to my wife Sarah, my bed and furniture, 
and she is to have the use of all my estate during widow- 
hood, or until my son Silvanus is of age. If she mar- 
ries, she is to have only 40. All the remainder of my 
estate I leave to my children, Silvanus, Isaac, Deborah, 
and Crodas. I make my brother, John Wood, and my 
true and loving friend, Richard Willitts, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Willits, Joseph Dow, Nehemiah 
Heart, David Willitts. Proved, August 3, 1750. 

Page 191. In the name of God, Amen, January 
3, 1746. I, KOERT VOORHEES, of Gravesend, in Kings 
County, I leave to my wife Neeltie the use of all my 
estate in Gravesend or elsewhere for life, or until she 



292 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

marries ; Also .25. After her death, I leave all my 
estate to my children, Stephen, Geritt, Adrian, Eva, 
wife of Charles DeBevois, Maria, Anne, Lucretia, 
Catharine, and Neeltie, and to the children of my son 
Isaac, deceased (not named). Heave to my eldest sou 
Stephen, my great Dutch Bible, as token for his birth- 
right. I leave to my daughter Catharine 40 shillings. 
I make my son Stephen and my brother, John Voorhees, 
and my brother-in-law, Teunis Bogart, executors. 

Witnesses, Elias Hubbard, Samuel Gerrittson, Jr., S. 
Gerittson. Proved, July 14, 1750. 

Page 194. In the name of God, Amen, I, JERE- 
MIAH NORTH, of Newtown, in Queens County, mason, 
being sick. I w r ill that the whole of my real estate 
and lands be kept together for the use of my family, 
until my eldest son Daniel is of age. I leave to my 
son Daniel, the place that I purchased of Abraham 
Springsteen with all appurtenances, as by deed, and he 
is to pay the contingent debts of the same. All the 
rest of my estate is to be in the possession of my wife 
Rebecca, during her widowhood. I leave to my son 
Thomas all my home lot which I dwell on in the 
Town, and all other lands except as above. After the 
death of my wife I leave all personal estate to my 
daughters (not named). I make my wife and my 
brother, Benjamin North, and my son Daniel, exec- 
utors. 

Dated March 30, 1750. Witnesses, Edmond Smith, 
John Cornish, John Renne. Proved, August 3, 1750. 



Page 196. In the name of God, Amen, I, 
REID, JR., being sick in body. I leave to my loving 
mother of all my estate. To my loving cousin, Eliza- 
beth Still well, ^ of my personal estate, except 5 shil- 
lings. To my brother, Augustine Reid, 5 shillings. 
Lastly I do will that Mr. Samuel Stillwell and Mr. 
Richard Lawrence, both of New York, be executors. 

Dated June 27, 1750. Witnesses, Myndert Lan- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 393 

singh, Rem Rapelye, Christopher Smith. Proved, Au- 
gust 7, 1750. 

Page 197, In the name of God, Amen, August 30, 
1736, I, THOMAS YOUNGS, of Matinecock, in the town 
of Oyster Bay, weaver, being sound in body. I leave 
to my wife Sarah the free use of all my estate so long 
as she remains my widow. After her death or mar- 
riage my will is that Elizabeth Green, the daughter of 
Israel and Amy Green, shall have the sole property of 
all my real estate whatsoever and wheresoever, to her 
and her heirs and assigns for ever, provided she have 
lawful issue. Also all movable estate left after my 
wife's decease. "I leave to my brother's son, Josiah 
Youngs, 5 shillings." I make my wife and my friend 
and cousin, Israel Green, executors. 

Witnesses, William Moyle, Joseph Hawxhurst, Ben- 
jamin Hawkshurst, Joseph Ketcham. Proved, August 
27, 1750. At that time his wife Sarah was dead. 

Page 200. In the name of God, Amen, "I, SAMUEL 
THOMPSON, of the town of Brookhaven, Gent., being in 
health of body and of sound and disposing mind and 
memory, for which I thank my good and gracious God." 
I leave to my wife Hannah all movable estate and 
household goods, and the use of my dwelling house 
and barn for life ; Also my servant " Sharper," who is 
not to be sold. I leave to my daughter Mary 2 silver 
spoons, and a negro girl. To my eldest daughter 
Sarah, 2 silver spoons. To my daughter Deborah a 
negro girl, and 2 silver spoons. To my daughter Su- 
sannah 2 silver spoons, also my negro " Harry," and 
she is to pay to my executors 15. I leave to my 
grand son Samuel, son of Jonathan Thompson, my sil- 
ver tankard. To my grand daughter Mary, a chest of 
drawers. I leave all household goods after my wife's 
decease to my 5 daughters, Sarah, Mary, Deborah, 
Ruth, and Susannah. My executors are to sell the 
negro children, and the money to be paid to my daugh- 



294 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

ter Susanah. The money I have now by me is to be 
put at interest and paid to the children of my 5 daugh- 
ters. I make my loving sons, Jonathan Thompson, 
Daniel Smith, and Thomas Strong, executors. 

Dated April 23, 1745. Witnesses, John Tooker, 
Daniel Reeve, Arthur Buchanan. Proved, June 11, 
1750. Daniel Reeve was then dead. 

[NOTE. Samuel Thompson was son of John Thomp- 
son, Esq., of Brookhaven, and lived in Setauket. He 
was born March 4, 1668. He married Hannah, daugh- 
ter of Rev. Nathaniel Brewster, and widow of Job 
Muncy. Her mother was a daughter of Roger Lud- 
low, a lawyer of distinction, and the framer of the first 
code of laws for Connecticut. She was born May 19, 
1679, and died November 17, 1755. Samuel Thomp- 
son was very prominent in Town and Church affairs in 
Brookhaven. He died July 14, 1749. His children 
were Jonathan, who inherited his estate ; Isaac, who 
was lost at sea ; Susanah, wife of Thomas Strong ; 
Mary, wife of Daniel Smith ; Deborah, wife of Ar- 
thur Smith, an officer who was killed in the Revolu- 
tion ; Ruth, wife of Thomas Telford, a merchant of 
New York ; and Sarah, wife of William Thompson. 
A very extended account of this family may be found 
in the " New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Record" for January, 1896. The present representa- 
tive of this family is Honorable Frederick Diodati 
Thompson, Proprietor of the manor of Sagdikos, in the 
town of Islip. W. S. P.] 

Page 203. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
MARSHALL, of New York, Esq., being very sick. I 
leave to my son Edward my large gold seal ring, 
marked with the letters E. M., and my large English 
house Bible, in full bar to all claim as eldest son. I 
leave to my daughter, Anna Maria Marshall, a negro 
girl and silver tea pot, and stand or salver, and a set of 
china which did belong to her late mother. All the 
rest of my real and personal estate I leave to my chil- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 295 

dreu, Edward, John, and Anna Maria, when of age. 
My executors are to sell real estate, and put the money 
at interest for my children. I make my daughter, 
Anna Maria, and my sister, Susanah Marshall, and 
Mary Burck, executors. 

Dated August 4, 1750. Witnesses, William Beek- 
man, Patrick Johnson, Simon Johnson. Proved, Sep- 
tember 7, 1750. 

Page 205. In the name of God, Amen, February 
21, 174|, I, WILLIAM CARPENTER, of Hempstead, yeo- 
man, being aged and weak. Makes arrangements for 
having two of his negro slaves set free, and leaves them 
small legacies. I leave to my grand son William, son 
of John Smith, 5. I leave to my sons, John and Dan- 
iel, my carpenter tools and my wearing apparel. I 
leave to my son Daniel my plow and tackling. I 
leave to my sons John and Daniel my wagon irons. 
All the rest of my movable estate to my daughter, 
Elizabeth Bedell, and to my sons, and I make them 
executors. 

Witnesses, John Linninton, James Wood. Proved, 
August 31, 1750. 

Page 207. I, WILLIAM TITUS, of Westbury, in the 
town of Hempstead, " being, this 3d day of the 4th 
month, 1750, very sick, but my understanding good 
and sound, and not knowing how it may please God to 
deal with me." My executors are to pay all debts. 
Whereas I have sold the lot of meadow that was my 
father's, unto my father in law, Thomas Seaman, of 
Jerusalem, and received the money for the same, and 
the title is yet in me and my brother, Jacob Titus, my 
executors are to give a deed for my half to said Thomas 
Seaman, and they are to pay to my brother Jacob 20, 
at the time of my father's decease, provided he con- 
firms the deed. I leave to my wife Elizabeth the use 
of all houses and lands during her widowhood or until 
my eldest son Thomas is of age. After my son is of 



296 ABSTEACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 17. 

age she is to enjoy ^. All the rest of my personal 
estate is to be sold, and I leave ^ to my wife and f to 
my daughters, Hannah and Phebe, when they are 1 8. I 
leave to my sons, Thomas and John, all my houses, lands, 
and meadows, and rights of land, and they are to pay 
to my two daughters 50 each. I make my wife and 
my brother, Jacob Titus, of Wheatly, and my cousin, 
Thomas Seaman, of Westbury, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Jackson, Jacob Mott, Mary 
Willis, Samuel Willis. 

Codicil, 8th day of 4th month, 1750. I appoint my 
brother in law, Thomas Seaman, of Jerusalem, one of 
my executors. 

Witnesses, Sarah Titus, Abraham Seaman, .Samuel 
Willis. Proved, September 27, 1750, by affirmation of 
witnesses. 

Page 212. In the name of God, Amen, Septem- 
ber 4, 1747, I, TUNIS AMERMAN, of New York, cart- 
man, being at present weak. After payment of debts, 
I leave all my estate to my children, Johanes and Ge- 
ritie. I make my loving uncle, Jan. Amerrnan, of Long 
Island, yeoman, and my brother, Dirck Amerman, of 
New York, cartman, executors. 

Witnesses, Oliver Rose v el t, Abraham Stagg, Abel 
Hardenbrook. Proved, September 24, 1750. 

Page 214. In the name of God, Amen, October 1, 
1748, I, HANS VAN PELT, of Richmond County, hus- 
bandman, being sick. My executors are to sell all houses 
and lands. I leave to my wife Sophia 10 in lieu of 
dower. Of all the rest of my estate I leave ^ to my 
son Simon, ^ to my son Peter, and ^ to my 3 daugh- 
ters, Blandina, wife of Titus Titus, Catrina, wife of 
Thomas Hicks, and Anne, wife of Hans Simons. I 
make my sons Simon and Peter, and my friend, John 
Le Conte, executors. 

Witnesses, Hannah Bowman, Anne Van Name, 
Charles McLean. Proved, September 18, 1750. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 297 

Page 216. I, ABRAHAM MONFORT, of Hempstead, 
being weak in body, this March 11, 1747. All my 
estate is to be sold by my executors. From the pro- 
ceeds I leave to my sons John and Peter, 20 each. I 
leave to the 5 children of Peter Monfort, of the Fish- 
kills, which he had by my wife's daughter, 20 (names 
not given). All the rest of my estate I leave to my 5 
children, John, Peter, Mary, Lida and Ann. My two 
negroes are to be sold. I make my brother, Johanes 
Monfort, and my friend, Roelof Schenck, and my son 
John, executors. 

Witnesses, Caleb Morall, Minie Schenck, John Mor- 
all. Proved, August 27, 1750. 

Pas^e 218. In the name of God, Amen. I, THOMAS 



BILLOPP, of Staten Island, Esq., being in health and of 
sound mind, my temporal estate I dispose of as fol- 
loweth. " And although I will as the Law wills, in 
several cases, yet I think it best to declare my mind 
therein." My executors are to sell all personal prop- 
erty not herein disposed of at public vendue. I leave 
to my wife Sarah a negro woman, and her child, and 
my riding chair and the choice of my horses, and 500, 
in lieu of dower. I leave to my eldest daughter Anne, 
whom I had by my first wife, 100, and my silver tea 
pot. I leave to my eldest son, Christopher Billopp, all 
the certain part of my lands called the Manor of Bent- 
ly, on Staten Island, Beginning at the south side of 
Staten Island on the bay, by the water fence which 
divides the lands now in possession of James Butler 
and James Seguin, my tenants, and then running up 
toward the woods northward, nearly as the said divis- 
ion fence runs between said Butler and Seguin, on a 
straight line, until it extends within 15 feet on a course 
northwest from the southwest corner of said Seguin's 
house, then northerly nearly along the road which 
leads from said Seguin's to Jacob Reckhows, to where 
it falls in with the main road, but upon a straight line, 
thence running as the said main road runs, easterly to 



298 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

the line between my land and the land of Matthias 
Johnson, thence as the line runneth, the several courses 
thereof to the Sound or River, that parts Staten Island 
from the main to low water mark, thence along said 
Sound at low water mark to Billopps Point, and thence 
continuing along low water mark to the place of be- 
ginning ; And also all the mines and minerals in the 
other part of the manor of Bently. And he is to have 
the overplus of my personal estate after paying debts, 
when he is of age. If he dies under age, the said lands 
are to go to my son Thomas, and if he dies, then to my 
son, Jasper Farmer Billopp. All the rest of my lands 
are to be sold by my executors, and after paying debts 
and legacies, the remainder is to be paid to all my chil- 
dren except Christopher. If my wife shall bear me a 
child, it shall have an equal share. If I should pur- 
chase any lands after the date of this will, all such are 
to be sold and the proceeds to go to my children. I 
make my wife Sarah, and my friend r Paul Michaux, 
and my son Christopher (when of age) executors. (The 
names of other children are not given!) 

Dated October 5, 1749. Witnesses, Elizabeth Sea- 
man, Rachel Leonard, Benjamin Seaman. 

Codicil. "The testator did on this 10 of October 
1749, call for his will," and ordered that all his silver 
plate (except the silver teapot) be given to his wife, 
and she shall have her choice of the feather beds, with 
pillows, etc., and all table linuen, and chest of drawers 
and dining table. He leaves to his eldest daughter 
Anne, a large white bed quilt. He leaves to his son 
Christopher all the family pictures, and looking glass, 
etc., " and my large square copper kettle." 

Witnesses, Richard Charlton, Jasper Farmer. 

Page 222. In the name of God, Amen, I, BERNAR- 
DUS SMITH, of New York, cordwainer, being somewhat 
indisposed in body. All my estate, real and personal 
(except my negro man " Adam "), is to be sold by my 
executors, and all debts and burial expenses paid. I 



ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 299 

leave to my wife Johana my negro man Adam. I 
leave to my son Hendricus, before any division, 10 
shillings. All the rest of my estate is to be divided 
into three parts, and I leave $ to my wife during her 
life, and the other f to my children, Hendricus, Eliza- 
beth, wife of Henry Filken, Anatjie, wife of John Ten- 
Broeck, and Catharine, widow of Albertus Bush. I 
make my son Hendricus and my sons in law, Henry 
Filken, and John Ten Broeck, executors. 

Dated November 10, 1746. Witnesses, Abraham 
Left'erts, Jasper Bosch, Gerardus Beekinan. Proved, 
September 22, 1750. 

Page 225. In the name of God, Amen. I, ROBERT 
WATTS, of New York, merchant, I leave to my grand- 
son, Robert Watts, 1,000, to be put at interest till he 
is 21. I leave to my grandson, John Watts, 500. To 
my grand daughter, Anne Watts, 500. To my rela- 
tion, John Riddle, who now lives in my family, 200. 
To my nephew, John Watts, of Edinburgh, in North 
Britain, 100. To my niece, Margaret Watts, 100, 
to be paid to her in London. To my daughter in law, 
Anne Watts, a gold ring which I desire her to accept 
as a mark of the esteem and regard I have for her. 
To my son in law, Richard Riggs, a gold ring. All 
the rest of my estate, real and personal, I leave to my 
son, John Watts, and I make him executor. 

Dated September 9, 1752. Witnesses, Joseph 
Robinson, William Hamersly, Joseph Murray. Proved, 
October 4, 1750. 

Page 227. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
GALE, of the Precinct of Goshen, in Orange County, 
Gent., being weak and infirm. I leave to my wife all 
money and debts due to me, and she is to pay all 
debts and funeral charges. I also leave her my negro 
man and woman and their two children, and of all 
furniture and cattle, and the use of the house and 
homestead for life. I leave to my son John of my 



300 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEE 17. 

brew house and brewing utensils, and my riding beast 
and saddle. I leave to niy son Daniel, Q. I leave to 
my sons, Thomas and Abraham, all that tract of land 
I bought of Mr. Sims, to be divided as follows : The 
partition line to begin at the Goshen line and to run 
a direct northwest course until it comes to the Short 
Hill bridge, from thence along the path to the head of 
the lane, and so along the lane until it turns west, and 
then running west two chains over the Mill creek, and 
thence south to the Goshen line. My son Thomas is to 
have the land on the north side of the line, and my son 
Abraham to have the land on the south side. 1 also 
leave them a negro man, and the choice of my horses. 
I leave to my sons, Thomas, Abraham, and Hezehiah, 
all the rest of my lands in Ulster County and Orange 
County, except as bequeathed. I leave to my- son 
Samuel a West Division Lot which I purchased of 
Hezekiah Smith, and he is to leave a road in the most 
convenient place from Cheechank to Goshen. I leave 
to my son Hezekiah a negro man. To my son Joseph, 
6s. To my son Benjamin, Q. To my daughter, 
Catharine Ludlam, of my furniture and ^ of my 
cattle, and the use of ^ my brewhouse and utensils. I 
make my wife Mary and my sons, John and Samuel, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Silas Leonard, Noah Holly, William 
Finn. Proved, October 24, 1753. 

Page 230. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
McMuLLEisr, of New York, being sick. I leave to my 
two daughters in law, Jean Cree, of New York, and 
Catharine Youngs, of Dublin, 50. I leave to my sis- 
ter Stockes, 30. All the rest of estate to my son John 
and wife Elizabeth. I make my son John executor. 

Witnesses, John Holden, John Flammer, Patrick 
Carryl. Proved, October 12, 1Y50. 

Page 231. In the name of God, Amen, I, LAUCHLIN 
CAMPBELL, of Campbell Hall, in Ulster County, being in 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 301 

good health, this February 1, 174|, in the 18 year of 
George II. My executors may sell all real estate. I 
appoint so much money to be expended on my funeral 
as to my executors and overseers may seem meet and nec- 
essary. My funeral expenses to be first paid and all 
debts. My executors are to keep sufficient money, as 
is explained in a certain agreement of marriage made 
between me and my wife, and which is now in her keep- 
ing, and to see the contract promptly performed. All 
the rest of my estate I leave to my children, Rose, 
Daniel, George, Margaret, Lilly, and James. My ex- 
ecutors are to have a reasonable amount for their ex- 
penses. I make my wife Martha, and my trusty 
friends, Alexander Montgomerie, of Orange County, 
and Edward Graham, of New York, executors. 

Witnesses, William Bramjohn, Daniel Masters, John 
Alsop. Proved, September 12, 1753. 

Page 234. I, THOMAS, JACKSON, of Hempstead Har- 
bor, yeoman, being this 3d of September, 1752, very 
sick. I leave to my wife Mary all those goods and ef- 
fects of every kind that she brought to me. My exec- 
utors are to sell all shop goods and other effects. I 
leave to my wife Mary a black mare. I leave to my 
brother, Isaac Johnson, all my rights of land and 
meadow in common in Hempsted, and my horse and 
bay mare. To my daughter Mary, 100 when 18. All 
the rest I leave to my wife and daughter, but if my 
daughter die, then my brother, John Betty (JBeatie), 
and my sisters, Elizabeth and Abigail Betty, shall have 
10 each, and my sister Ruth 20, and my brother 
Isaac ^ the remainder, and the rest to my two sisters, 
Ruth Smith and Abigail Mott. My daughters are to 
be brought up and schooled out of my estate. I make 
my two brothers-in-law, Abel Smith and Jacob Mott, 
near Hempstead Harbor, and my father-in-law, Samuel 
Willis, executors. 

Witnesses, Alexander Young, John Pine, Silvanus 
Pine. 



302 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS -LIBER 17. 

Memorandum. "I, the said THOMAS JACKSON, hav- 
ing some suspicion that my wife may be with child," 
said child if born is to have ^ my estate, with my 
daughter Mary. Proved, October 27, 1750. 

Page 236. I, ABEAHAM UNDERBILL, being sick and 
weak. I leave to my dear and well-beloved wife Han- 
nah, the best bed and furniture in my house and the 
use of \ my house and farm, and I leave to my son 
Isaac the use of the other half. If my wife marries 
she is to have ,50. I leave to my sons Abraham and 
Jacob, and my daughter Hannah, 20 each. After the 
death or marriage of my wife my executors are to sell 
all my estate, real and personal. And they are to pay 
to my son Isaac, 120; to my daughter Martha, 30, 
and all the rest to my sons, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 
I make my brother, Nathaniel Underbill, and Caleb 
Horton, executors. 

Dated August 18, 1750. Witnesses, William Hooper 
Smith, Benjamin Roe, Caleb Hyatt, Jr. Proved, Oc- 
tober 2, 1750, in Westchester County, before Samuel 
Purdy, Esq. 

Page 238. In the name of God, Amen, I, JONATHAN 
COE, of the town of Newtown, in Queens County, yeo- 
man, " being through Divine Goodness in perfect health 
but being far advanced in years, and apprehensive of 
Death's speedy approach." I leave to my wife Esther 
and my daughter-in-law, Abigail Coe, the free use of 
all lands, meadows, and buildings (except what is to be 
sold for debts) for their support during their widow- 
hood, and for the maintaining, schooling, and bringing 
up of my grand children, the children of my deceased 
son, Benjamin Coe, and they are to have the use of all 
my personal property for the same purpose. But if 
my wife marries she is to have \ of my estate " as the 
Laws in that case direct." If my daughter-in-law 
should marry she is to have 20. I leave to my 
daughter-in-law, Abigail Coe, " my two-year-old horse 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 3Q3 

of a bright bay colour." I leave to my executors 8 
acres of my cleared land lying at the rear of my home 
lot, bounded west by Abraham Remsen, north by Ga- 
briel Furman and on other sides by my own land, to be 
sold for payment of debts. All the rest of my lands and 
estate in Newtown I leave to my two grand sons, Jon- 
athan Coe and Benjamin Coe. " But whereas my said 
daughter-in-law is now great with child and not yet de- 
livered ; if she bears a son he is to have an equal share, 
but if a daughter, she is to have equal shares with 
her sisters, Elizabeth and Mary Coe." I leave to my 
said two grand daughters, all my land and rights of 
land in Hempstead, and all rny land and meadows in 
Jamaica, and all my movable estate not before men- 
tioned. And my grand son Jonathan, is to pay to his 
sister Elizabeth, .10, when he is 21, and my grand son 
Benjamin is to pay 10 to his sister Mary. I make 
Lambert Woodward, of Newtown, and my daughter- 
in-law, Abigail Coe, executors. 

Dated July 12, 1743. Witnesses, William Furman, 
Joseph Smith, Jr., Benjamin Hinchman. Proved, No- 
vember 5, 1750. 

Page 241. (Written in Dutch language.) "In deri 
Name des Heeren, Amen." Know all men by these 
presents that I, the undersigned, HENDRICUS HEERMANSE, 
living in Rhinebeck Precinct, in Duchess County, this 
20th day of March, 1750, being sick and weak, I leave 
to my wife Antye, so long as she remains my widow, 
the use of my Bowery and the land thereto belonging, 
and after her death to my son Hendricus, and also the 
land I had of my father in law, Geritt Aertsen. I 
leave to my son Phillipus 200 acres of land on the 
Wappinkse Kill, by the land of Tunis Van Benschoten, 
and near the land of my brother, Andriese Heermanse. 
I leave to my son Wilhelminus, 275 acres of land, by 
the land I have given to my son Phillipus. I leave to 
ray son Andriese 275 acres of land in the middle lot. 
All the rest of my estate I leave to my said sons and 



304 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

to my daughters, Margaret, wife of Jacobus Ostrander, 
and Janettie, wife of Cornelius Ostrander. I make my 
sons executors. 

Witnesses, Hendricus Slight, Petrus Van Alen, An- 
dries Heernmnse, John Elting. Proved, October 17, 
1750, before Martin Hoffman, Judge, and James Dick- 
inson and Joseph Barton, Justices. 

Page 244. In the name of God, Amen, I, ROBERT 
SUTTON, of the town of Hempstead, shipwright, being in 
bodily health. "I leave to my wife Phebe all her 
wearing apparell, and the use of \ of my home farm 
on Cow Neck, during her widowhood, and no longer." 
u But in case she by a second marriage should anywise 
happen to fall to decay and necessity, in that case I 
leave to her the use of my house standing below the 
bank, by the water, during her life; also a negro 
wench." I leave all my farm, lands, and messuages to 
my cousin (iiepliew^} Robert Sutton, son of my brother, 
John Sutton, to him and his heirs forever, excluding 
female heirs; and the use of the property (exclusive of 
my wife's right) is to be used by my executors for his 
education and bring up. I leave to my friend, Isabel 
Weeks, of Hempstead, 50. To my wife \ of the per- 
sonal estate, and the rest to my brothers, Daniel, Joseph, 
and John Sutton, and my sisters, Hannah, Elizabeth, 
Phebe, Deborah, Keziah, and Jemima, and my cousin 
Abigail Bates. And whereas I sometime past pur- 
chased a house and piece of land at the head of Cow 
Neck, of Peter Haviland, now deceased, for the sum of 
110; and whereas my intention in buying was for 
and in behalf of William Bates, of Cow Neck, cord- 
wainer, and he has paid 91, Is., my executors are to 
give him a deed when he pays the rest. And whereas, 
on Cow Neck, near adjoining to the house of my 
brother, Daniel Sutton, northerly of said house and 
within his fence and in his possession, is about 1 2 acres 
of land which is verbally sold to my brother Daniel, 
but no deed given ; And whereas, I am bound with 



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him to the widow, Mary Ricke, in the sum of 90 and 
some shillings, as by bond, If he pays the same, my 
executors are to give him a deed. I make my friend 
and kinsman, Joseph Kissain, and my trusty friend, 
Thomas Kirby, both of Queens County, executors. 

Dated June 7, 1743. Witnesses, Phebe Baker, 
William Baker, William Burch. Proved, November 
6, 1750. 

Page 247. In the name of God, Amen, August 7, 
1750, I, RICHARD WIGGINS, of the town of Flushing, 
hatter, being sick. I leave to my wife Elizabeth, 200, 
" and all furniture complete for one bed." I leave to 
my daughter Keziah, 100 and a bed. To my daugh- 
ter Martha, 100. To my daughter Mary, 50, when 
18. To ray son Thomas, 50. My executors are to 
sell all my lands in Ulster County. My wife is to have 
the use of all my houses and lands in Queens County 
for the support and bringing up of my children "so 
long as she thinks convenient." My executors may sell 
the same at their discretion. All the rest of my estate 
I leave to my four sons, Thomas, Benaia, John, and 
Daniel. "My executors are to put my children to 
school, and to learn any Art or Handicraft." I make my 
wife and my brother-in-law, Increase Carpenter, and 
my uncle-in-law, Richard Everitt, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Smith, Jr., Peter Smith, Thomas 
Bayles. Proved at Jamaica, before Samuel Clowes, 
Esq., September 24, 1750. 

Page 251. In the name of God, Amen. I, WALTER 
THONG, of New York, merchant, being sound in body. 
" I desire that I may be buried after a decent manner, 
without any vain pomp or superfluous expence." I 
leave to my wife Ann, daughter of Michael Thody, of 
New York, all my real and personal estate and all 
lands in Perth Amboy and elsewhere. "But if a child 
shall be born unto me, then my wife is to have $ and 
the child the other f . I leave to Cornelius Lynsen, son 



306 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

of Abraham Lynsen, merchant, of New York, 30. 1 
make my wife executor. "And now wishing health 
and happiness to my dear wife and Relations, and on 
Earth peace and good will towards men." 

Dated New York, November 24 T 1748. Witnesses, 
James Burgman, Andrew Hamersly. Proved, Novem- 
ber 15, 1750. 

Page 252. In the name of God, Amen. I, JERON- 
IMUS REMSEN, of New York, Gent., being at present 
weak in body. I leave to Jeronimus, son of Abraham 
Remsen, all my wearing apparel and books. To Tryn- 
tie, widow of Rem Remsen, 100, and all household 
goods. To Cornelius, son of Peter Berrien, 20. To 
the children of Joris Rapalye, viz., Daniel, Cornelius, 
Abraham, John, Jacob, Jeronimus and Janetie, each 
20. To Janetie Ryke, 20. To Jeronimus, son of 
Rem Remsen, 400, to be paid into the hands of his 
mother, Tryntie, widow of Rem Remsen, for his bring- 
ing up till of age. All the rest of my estate I leave to 
Isaac and Jeronimus Remsen, John Oostrant, and Peter 
Lott, and make them executors. 

Dated October 1, 1746. Witnesses, Joseph Palding, 
Peter Montanye, Abraham Hardenbrook. Proved, Oc- 
tober 8, 1750. 

Page 254. " And the said WILLIAM SIMSON, consid- 
ering the uncertainty of life, do make this my last will." 
After payment of all debts, all the rest I leave to my 
friend, Aert Ellierson, and I make him executor. 

Dated August 16, 1750. Witnesses, David Seabury, 
Edward Dunscomb. Proved, November 21, 1750. 

Page 255. In the name of God, Amen, October 8, 
1750, "I, WILLIAM ANDERSON, on board the ship 
* Indian King,' mariner, being very sick." In the first 
place my funeral charges to be paid. I leave to my 
friend, Henry Bohannam, all my estate, " only 2 shirts, 
a pair of Butes, and a Jacket to be given to Edward 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 307 

Savage, and one Pair of shoes to the carpenter." I also 
make Henry Bohannam executor. 

Witnesses, Jacob Roome, William Varnum. Proved, 
December 3, 1750. 

Page 257. (Written in the Dutch language.) In 
den Nanien des Heeren, Amen, January 12, 1747, I, 
JACOB KIP, of Duchess County, being sick in body. I 
leave to my eldest son Johanes, my Great Bible, for his 
right as first born. All the rest of my estate to my 
children, Johanes, Maritie, Sara, Rachel, and Janeke. 
I make Geritt Van Wagnen, Hendrick Heermans, and 
Abraham Kip, executors. 

Witnesses, Roelof Kip, Abraham Kip, Isaac Kip. 
Proved, March 17, 174$, before Jacobus Swartwout, 
Esq., Judge of Court of Common Pleas, and John 
Brinkerhoff and Robert Brett, two of his majesty's Jus- 
tices of the Peace. 

Page 259. (Written in Dutch language.) In den 
Namen des Heeren, Amen. Know all men by these 
presents, August 20, 1749, I, the underwritten PETRUS 
RYCKMAN, of Kingston, in Ulster County, being sick 
and weak in body. I leave to my son Harmanus Ryck- 
man " voor syn. erste geboorte regth " {for his first 
born right), my wearing apparell. To my wife Cath- 
arine the use and improvement of all my estate during 
her widowhood. Leaves all his real estate to his son 
Harmanus, and legacy to his daughter Cornelia. I 
make my wife and my good friend, Isaac Bogart, exec- 
utors, with power to sell my house and lot in Albany. 

Witnesses, Christofel Kierstede, Jan El tinge, Will- 
iam El tinge. Proved, before John Crooke, Esq., in 
Ulster County, October 23, 1750. 

Page 261. (Dutch language.) In den Namen des 
Heeren. Know all men by these presents that I, 
JOHANES LUYKASE WITBECK, of the manor of Rensse- 
laerwyck, being sick and weak, I leave to my mother, 



308 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS UBEK 17. 

Catharine Witbeck, the use of my estate for her sup- 
port. I leave to my brother Abraham all my houses, 
lands, and buildings in the manor of Rensselaerwyck, 
which I have by the will of my father, Luykase Wit- 
beck, dated February 3, 174f ; also my negroes, male 
and female. I leave to the children of my sister, Ger- 
truy Van Vechten, viz., Catharine, wife of Hermanns 
Wendel, Cornelius, Luykase, Engeltie, Philip, Maritie 
and Johaues, certain negroes and .50. I make my 
good and trusty friends, Andries Janse Witbeck and 
his brother, Johanes Janse Witbeck, executors. 

Dated June 20, 1748. Witnesses, Petrus Doww, 
Gilbert Lansingh, Johanes Glen. Proved in Albany, 
before Myndert Schuyler, September 25, 1750. The 
executors having resigned, Hermanns Wendall and 
Luykase Van Vechten are appointed in their room. 

Page 263. In the name of God, Amen, August 2, 
1743, I, ABRAHAM DETMAS, of Jamaica, in Queens 
County, yeoman, "at present sick a bed." I leave to 
my wife, Bragtie, all the use of my estate during her 
widowhood. If she marries, she is to give up all my 
real estate to my sons Dowie and Abraham, " but after 
her remarriage she shall have again what she has had 
from her father, Abraham Reinsen." My son Dowie 
is to pay to his sister Catharine 150, and my son 
Abraham is to pay to his sister Anattie 1 50. I leave 
to my son Dowie 10 for his birth right, and all the 
rest to my four children. I make Johanes Detmas, 
Dowie Detmas, Rem Remsen, and Jeronimus Remsen, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Johanes Hardenbergh, William Welling, 
Hendrik Eldert. Proved, November 13, 1750. 

Page 265. In the name of God, Amen. I, EDMUND 
WRIGHT, late of Oyster Bay, " geyner " (joiner), being 
of sound mind. I leave to my brother Nicholas all my 
movable estate, and all the rest of my estate, real and 
personal. I make my brother Daniel executor. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 3Q9 

Dated May 25, 1750. Witnesses, James Palding, 
Nehemiah Gale. Proved, December 21, 1750. 

Page 267. In the name of God, Amen, I, FRANCIS 
GANIARD, of Westchester County, yeoman, being in 
good health. " I leave to Judith Honore, daughter of 
my wife now living," all my lauds and tenements in 
New Rochelle, and all movables, except 21 acres of 
land, which I give to Samuel Bernard, son to my wife, 
and joins to the land of said Samuel Bernard, at the 
north side of his land. I leave to Judith Mallett, 1 
shilling. To Thomas Thorn and Mary Pareat, each ,15. 
To Samuel Bernard, Sr., my guns. To Samuel Bernard, 
Jr., j5. "And if it should so happen that I should die 
before Judith, my wife, it is my will that she should 
be sole mistress of all my estate during her life, and 
then all my house and movables to the said Judith 
Honore and her heirs and assigns for ever." I make 
my wife and Michael Howard executors. 

Dated December 31, 1744. Witnesses, Ezekiel 
Halstead, Daniel Geraud, John Pareat. Proved, De- 
cember 1, 1750. 

Page 268. In the name of God, Amen, I, DANIEL 
DENTON, of Goshen, in Orange County, " being mind- 
ful that the hour of death is uncertain, and also that it 
behooves every man to set his house in order." I give 
my half last Division lot of land lying by the land of 
William Johnson, deceased, and by the land of James 
Steward, and as much of my personal estate as may be 
necessary to my executors to pay debts. I leave to my 
wife Sarah 100, and my Indian wench "Bet," and my 
negro girl, and the use of the best room in my dwelling 
house, and my homestead, and 6 cows, and my house- 
hold goods, for bringing up my young children, and 
the labor of my negro man for ten years. I leave to 
my daughter Sarah, 100 when of age. I leave to my 
son Samuel, 300 acres of land of that tract which I lately 
purchased from Mr. Grahams, lying by the North River 



310 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

in Ulster County, to be run lengthways of the said 
tract by the line of Rev. Silas Leonards land, with the 
dwelling house and buildings thereon. I leave to ray 
son Gilbert 250 acres of said tract, to be run length- 
ways, by the land of his brother Samuel. I leave to 
my sons Joseph and James the rest of said tract. I 
leave to my son Jonas my whole right that I have at 
Newburgh, in Ulster County, and 100, when he is of 
age. I leave to my son John my homestead that I now 
live upon in Goshen, with the dwelling house and 
buildings ; Also my equal half East Division Lot of 
land, to be run off the north west end, and he is to pay 
to my daughter Sarah 150. I leave to my son Daniel 
my East Division lot of land in Goshen known as 
Number 9, with the saw mill and other improvements. 
I leave to ray son Thomas my half East Division Lot 
of land known as Number 5, in Goshen, with the house 
thereon. I leave to my wife Sarah, and daughter Sarah, 
all my bed and table linnen. " I do order that the 
Lirne Stone Hill in the above said tract and a Publick 
road down to the landing upon the North River, shall 
be in common to my four sons, Samuel, Gilbert, Joseph, 
and James." The wood on the same is to be sold to 
help defray debts. The rest of my estate to all my 
children. I make my sons Samuel and John, and my 
brother-in-law, Daniel Everitt, executors. 

Dated July 30, 1750. Witnesses, John Witlaw, 
Samuel Denton, John Broadhead. Proved, November 
7, 1750. 

[NOTE. For information concerning the East and 
West Divisions of land in Goshen, the reader is referred 
to Eager's "History of Orange County." W. S. P.] 

Page 272. In the name of God, Amen. I, MORDECAI 
GOMEZ, of New York, merchant, being in good health, 
" I commit my precious and immortal Soul into the 
hands of God who gave it, and my body to the Earth, 
to be buried in the Jews Burying ground according to 
the Jewish Custom." I direct all debts to be paid. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 31 1 

I leave to my beloved wife Rebecca, all that my dwell- 
ing house and lot on the Dock in the East Ward in 

O 

New York, between the land of Daniel Bloom and the 
place now in the occupation of the widow of John 
Lawrence, and is now in the tenure of Lawrence Bur- 
rows, as my tenant, during her life, and then to my sons 
Abraham and Moses, and my daughters Hester and 
Rachel. I leave to my son Isaac, my Five Books of 
Moses, and one pair of silver ornaments thereto belong- 
ing, weighing about 30 ounces. I leave to my grand 
daughter, Hester Gomez, now in Jamaica, West Indies, 
daughter of my son Moses, deceased, .100; I also leave 
her of my dwelling house and lot and store house 
(the water Lot excepted) where I now live in Queen 
street, in New York, bounded east by the house of 
late John Stephens, deceased, and west by the house 
now in occupation of William Bradford, Jr., and south 
by the East river or harbor, and which did belong to 
my deceased wife, Hester Gomez. The other f I leave 
to my sons Isaac and Jacob. My wife Rebecca is to 
have the use of the whole for one year. I leave to my 
sons Isaac and Jacob all that my dwelling house and lot 
situate and lying in the Sloat, which I purchased of 
Sarah Hyer, widow of Garett Hyer ; also my 3 negro 
slaves, and my two Snuff mills and ^ my household 
stuff except plate, and the other to my wife Rebecca. 
To my wife Rebecca, and my sons Abraham and Moses, 
and to my daughters Hester and Rachel, certain negro 
slaves. I leave to my sons Abraham and Moses, and 
my daughters Hester and Rachel, all those my 5 houses 
and lots in the North Ward in New York, containing 
in breadth, from Kip street and Anns street, 90 feet 
by 204 feet ; Also a house and lot in Dey street, 
bounded south by the rope walk of Evert Pell, east by 
Abraham Gomez, west by John Ryckman, north by 
Dey street, and now in tenure of Abraham Lyon, being 
14 feet wide and 80 feet long. I leave to my mother- 
in-law, Rachel De Lucina, 10 per annum, for life. 
I leave to the manager or Ruler of the Synagogue in 



312 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

New York, .25, for the use of the Synagogue, to be 
paid in one month. All the rest of my estate to my 
wife and children. I make my wife and my sou Isaac 
and my 4 brothers, Daniel, David, Isaac, and Benjamin 
Gomez, executors. 

Dated May 3, 1750. Witnesses, Sarah Griffiths, 
Mary Cadmes, Cornelius Cadmes, James Emott. 
Proved, November 12, 1750. 

[NOTE. Mordecai Gomez was one of the most promi- 
nent in the early Jewish colony in New York. His 
remains rest in the ancient Hebrew burying ground on 
New Bowery. When this street was opened, a large 
part of the cemetery was taken, but the most ancient part 
still remains. His house and lot on the Dock is on 
Water street between Wall street and Maiden lane. 
The lots on Kip street are now bounded west by 
Nassau street, north by Ann street. The "Sloat" was 
a narrow street at the rear of the lots on Hanover 
square. The present Beaver street includes a part of 
it W. S. P.] 

Page 276. In the name of God, Amen, June 14, 
1748, I, ELISHA Ho WELL, of the town of Southamp- 
ton, in Suffolk County, husbandman, being weakly in 
body. I leave to my wife Damaris, the use of of my 
house and lands, and ^ of my movable estate during 
life, also 2 negroes. I leave to my son, Arthur Howell, 
all that my old home lot, with all the buildings, join- 
ing to Jonah Terbell's home lot, and ^ of all my orchard 
and orchard lands, and all my right in Fourth Neck, 
that is to say in the Great Neck, and my lands and 
meadows in Quaquanantuck, west of Tianah (except 
Little Fourth Neck), arid of Lot No. 10 in the Great 
South Division, and of a 50 right of Commonage 
throughout the town ; also my negro man Adam. I 
leave to my son, Elisha Howell, my now dwelling 
house and home lot with all buildings, and all my 
lands at a place called Mecox Plains, and all my right 
in the place called Little Fourth Neck; and ^ my 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 313 

lands and meadows west of Tianab, and of Lot No. 
10 in the Great South Division, and \ of all orchard 
and orchard lands ; also my negro boy " Pompey." I 
leave to my son, Jesse Howell, all that piece of land 
with the house and barn, where he now lives ; and my 
lot called Mills Lot, except 10 acres of the south end, 
joining to Henry Howells' Swan creek land, And 
my lot joining to the north side of Thomas Sandford's 
5 acres; Also \ of a 50 right in Lot No. 16, in the 
Great South and North Divisions, and \ of all my 
lands and meadows in Quaquanantuck, east of Tianah, 
and \ of all my land at Noyack, and \ of all orchard 
and orchard lands, and f of a 50 right of Common- 
age, and a negro boy. I leave to my son, Samuel 
Howell, all my lot of land at Long Pond, and my lot 
at Sagg Pond joining to Henry Howells, and \ my 
lands at Noyack, and \ of my lot joining to the 5 acres 
of Thomas Sandford ; and \ of a 50 right in Lot No. 
16, in the Great North and South Divisions. I leave 
to my sons Jesse and Samuel one Lot in the Great 
North Division, and 10 acres at the south end of Mills 
Lot, joining Henry Howell, and \ of my land and 
meadow in Quogue Purchase, east of Tianah, and a 
50 right of Commonage throughout the town, and 
a negro boy and \ of all movables, and \ of orchards 
and orchard land. I leave to my daughters, Abiah 
Pierce, Charity Halsey, Martha Smith, Sarah Price, and 
Phebe Howell, each 5, and to my daughter, Susanah 
Halsey, 20, and a negro girl. I make my four sons, 
Arthur, Elisha, Jesse, and Samuel, executors. 

Witnesses, Job Pierson, Silvanus Stewart, Sarah 
Pierson. Proved, September 9, 1750. 

[NOTE. Elisha Howell was one of the few men in 
Southampton who owned a full share or a 150 right 
in the undivided lands in the town. The " old home 
lot " left to his son Arthur, is probably on the south 
side of Mecox street, near the east end. The house 
and home lot left to his son Elisha is the present 
homestead of the Chatfield family at Mecox. The 



314 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

land at Mecox Plain is on the west side of Sagg Pond, 
and now and lately owned by the Bridge Hampton 
Beach Co. The home lot left to his son, Jesse Howell, 
is where Captain Charles A. Pierson now lives, near 
the Railroad station, Bridge Hampton. W. S. P.] 

Page 279. In the name of God, Amen, September 
22, 1750, I, JACOB BERGEN, of Staten Island, Gent., 
being very sick. I leave to my son Jacob, a negro 
man and my Dutch Bible, my silver Beaker, and my 
best horse, 3 cows, and 12 in cash. To my daughter 
Elsie, a negro girl, ^ of my silver spoons, and ^ of the 
apparell of my wife Maria, deceased. To my daughter 
Cornelia, 3 cows and 12, and my best feather bed 
and furniture for one room complete, and \ of my late 
wife's apparell. As to my houses and lands in Rich- 
mond County, I positively order my executors to sell 
the same, and the money to be paid to my son Jacob, 
and my daughters, Elsie, wife of Johanes Van Was:- 

/ i^} / / Q 

enen, and Cornelia. I leave all my wearing apparell to 
my son Jacob. I make my son Jacob and my daugh- 
ter Elsie and her husband, and my brother-in-law, 
Cornelius Krosse, and Daniel Corson, executors. 

Witnesses, John Vandeventer, Stephen Martino, 
Cornelius Vandeventer. Proved, December 13, 1750. 

Page 282. In the name of God, Amen, December 
6, 1750, I, BENJAMIN WOODRUFF, of the town of 
Southampton, in Suffolk County, being sick. I leave 
to my son David ^ of a 50 right in my half lot in 
the Great North Division, " and all my right in the 
Cedar Swamp near Fannings," and \ of a lot near Red 
Creek. I leave to my son John, 8. I leave to my 
grand son, John Woodruff, all my lands and meadows 
in Brushy Neck, and 1 lot of meadow I purchased of 
Jonathan Jagger, and \ of my Commonage ; and his 
mother is to have the use of f of the same while she 
remains a widow. And my grand son, John Wood- 
ruff, shall pay to his brother Elias, 25. I leave to 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 315 

my grand son, Benjamin Woodruff, all my meadows 
adjoining to Brushy Neck, from the fence that incloses 
said neck to the woods, and from the woods to the 
bay, And ^ of my Commonage, and of my right in 
a lot in the Great North Division ; Also my home lot 
with all the buildings, and he is to pay to his sister 
Mary, 25, and his mother is to have the use of two- 
thirds, I leave to my grand son, Samuel Woodruff, 
all the rest of my lands and tenements, meadows, and 
Commonage. His mother, Abigail Woodruff, to have 
the use of the same. I leave to my daughter Edwards, 
5 shillings, and I make my son David executor. 

Witnesses, Job Pierson, Constant Havens, George 
Havens. Proved, December 20, 1750. 

[NOTE. Benjamin Woodruff lived at Bridge Hamp- 
ton, probably on the homestead of late Elias Wood- 
ruff. Brushy Neck is near Sag Harbor. The " Cedar 
Swamp near Fannings," is in the western part of the 
town of Southampton, near Riverhead. In an old 
burying ground at Scuttle Hole is a tombstone of 
Benjamin Woodruff, who died in 1808, aged 73. This 
may possibly be the grand son, Benjamin, mentioned 
in the will. W. S. P.] 

Page 284. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
HAVENS, SK,, late of Shelter Island but now of the 
township of Brookhaven, yeoman, being sick. I leave to 
my eldest son, Henry Havens. 370 acres of upland and 
meadow on Shelter Island, with all the buildings and 
appurtenances, and he shall pay to my sou, Benjamin 
Havens, 100. I leave to my third son, William Ha- 
vens, all my land on Hog Neck in the town of South- 
ampton, as by deeds and records doth appear ; and he 
shall pay to my two daughters, Elinor and Sarah, 30 
each. I leave to my sons Jonathan and Benjamin all 
my neck of land that I have now in possession in 
Brookhaven, with all buildings. My son Benjamin is 
to have the east part, bounded east by Connecticut 
river, or Seponack river, with all the houses and mills, 



316 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

and he shall pay all the money I owe towards this 
neck. My son Jonathan is to have the west part and 
a yoke of oxen, chains, etc. I leave to my wife Sarah 
my two oldest negroes during her life, and then to my 
two eldest daughters, Sarah and Elinor. I leave to 
my daughters, Desire, Phebe, and Mary, each a negro 
slave. I leave to my wife Sarah ^ of my movable es- 
tate, and the west room of the house that I dwell in. 
The other f I leave to my five daughters. I make my 
wife Sarah, and my sons, Henry, William, and Benja- 
min, executors. 

Witnesses, Nathaniel Havens, Daniel Brewster, Sr. r 
Matthew Swaney. Proved, November 26, 1750. 

[NOTE. John Havens was the owner of the Neck 
known as Yamphank, in the Town of Brookhaven, and 
had extensive mills there. His descendants are well 
known and honored citizens of that town. W. S. P.] 

Page 287. In the name of God, Amen, January 9, 
1749, I, RICHARD ALLISON, of Haverstraw, in Orange 
County, Doctor, being sick and weak. After the pay- 
ment of debts and funeral charges I leave to my lov- 
ing father all my right and title to all houses and 
lands, " and whosoever hath any of my writings or In- 
struments of lands I do desire them to deliver the same 
to my father." " I also leave to my father the horse 
which I generally ride, and my saddle, as executor, for 
his trouble." I leave to my friend, Phebe Hubbs, 20, 
and to her daughter Hannah, 20. All the rest of my 
estate I leave to my brothers, Benjamin, John, William, 
and Joseph, and to my sisters, Elizabeth Cuiper, Debo- 
rah Johnson, Mary De Groot, and Hannah Taylor. I 
make my father, John Allison, and my brother, John 
Allison, Jr., executors. 

Witnesses, Nicholas Kuiper, Jr., Elizabeth Hutch- 
ings, Cornelius Kuiper. Proved, January 28, 175^. 

[NOTE. The whole tract of land now embraced in 
the village of Haverstraw was originally owned by 
Jacobus De Hart, who sold it to Johanes Minnie, June 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 317 

19, 1694. By various deeds, a very large part of it 
was purchased by John Allison, a native of Hemp- 
stead, in Queens County, in 1729. He was the father 
of Richard Allison. A portion of this tract is yet 
owned by his descendants. The family of Kuiper are 
now known as Cooper. W. S. P.] 

Page 289. In the name of God, Amen, I, AARON 
FITHIAN, of the Town of East Hampton, in Suffolk 
County, "being weak in body, and being attended 
with many bodily infirmities." I leave to my wife Jr of 
the money I may have at the time of my decease, and 
^ of the debts due* to me ; and the other \ I leave to 
my daughter, Mary Talmadge, and my daughter, Esther 
Jones. I leave to my daughter, Mary Talmadge, my 
close of land that I purchased of Eliakini Conkling, 
lying between the land of Burnet Miller and the land 
of Benjamin Conkling ; Also \ of \ of an acre of land 
out of the north' corner of my home lot, joining to the 
land of John Davis, and to be 4 rods wide on the street 
to the westward and to run east 5 rods by the land of 
John Davis, during her life. I leave to my son, David 
Fithiau, all the rest of my lands and real estate, but my 
wife is to have the use of one third. I also leave him 
2 oxen and all my tools and implements of husbandry, 
and all the rest of my personal property to my two 
daughters. I make my wife Bethiah and my beloved 
friend, Eleazar Miller, Esq., executors. 

Dated January 12, 174 5^. Witnesses, Stephen Bur- 
net, Cornelius Conkling, John Davis. Proved, June 
28, 1750. 

[NoTE. The homestead of Aaron Fithian was on 
the easterly side of the main street of East Hampton, 
and was the second lot west or south of the road to 
Amagansett. It was owned by the heirs of Aaron 
Fithian (a descendant) as late as 1882. W. S. P.] 

Page 291. "I, ISAAC JOHNSON, of Jerusalem, in the 
town of Hempstead in Queens County, on this 4th of 



318 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

December, 1750, do make this my last will. My ex- 
ecutors are to sell and turn into money all my lands, 
meadows, and buildings in Hempstead, and all my per- 
sonal estate, except the goods which my wife, Mary 
Johnson, brought with her, and my wearing apparel]. 
I leave to my wife Mary all the goods and chattels 
which I had of her father, Thomas Cornell, as by ac- 
count, " the stock of creatures to be returned to her in 
the condition they may happen to be at my decease." 
I also leave her .200. I leave to my sisters, Ruth 
Smith and Abigail Mott, 200. I leave to my cousin 
(niece), Mary Johnson, daughter of my brother, Thomas 
Johnson, 20 ; but if she die under age, then to the 
children of my sisters, Ruth Smith and Abigail Mott. 
I leave to my loving mother, Abigail Batty (Beattie), 
25, also a coat and jacket of my wearing apparell. I 
leave to my half brother, John Batty (Beattie), 25, 
also a coat and jacket. I also leave to him and my 
half sisters, Elizabeth and Abigail Batty (Beattie), 15. 
I leave to my father in law (step father), David Batty 
(Beattie), 10, "also the best of my Beaver Hatts." I 
leave to my cousins (nephews and nieces), Samuel 
Smith, Morris Smith, Joseph Mott, and Isaac Mott, all 
the rest of my wearing apparell. All the rest of my 
estate to my cousins (nephews and nieces), Samuel 
Smith, Morris Smith, Joseph Mott, Isaac Mott, Jerusha 
Mott, Sarah Smith, Jemima Smith, Miriam Mott, and 
Ruth Mott, the children of my sisters, Ruth Smith and 
Abigail Mott. I make my father in law, Thomas Cor- 
nell, and my brothers in law, Abel Smith and Jacob 
Mott, executors. 

Witnesses, William Jones, Thomas Birdsall, Zebu- 
Ion Seaman. Proved, December 24, 1750, by oath of 
Thomas Birdsall and the " affirmation of William Jones 
a Quaker." 

Page 294. In the name of God, Amen, I, CATH- 
ARINE SYMES, of New York, widow of Major Lancaster 
Symes, " being greatly advanced in years and sick 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 319 

and weak of body." "My body is to be decently 
buried in the Old Dutch Church near my mother and 
brethren there." All my debts are to be paid, and es- 
pecially all I am justly indebted unto Mr. John Cham- 
bers, Attorney at Law, for his fees, disbursements, and 
services to me and the estate of my late husband. I 
leave to my grand daughter, Susanah Catharine Symes, 
who now lives with me, all that my garden or lot of 
land in New York, to the west of, and adjoining, the 
burial ground of the Old Dutch Church, as now in 
fence ; Also my negro girl " Jane," who now lives with 
Mr. Van Gelder the blacksmith, near the City Hall ; 
Also the pieces of China that now stand on my Chim- 
ney Piece, and in the closet of my dwelling house. I 
also leave to her and her sister, Elizabeth Symes, all my 
wearing apparell, sheets, Table linnen, napkins, and 
towells. These are to be divided between them by my 

S>od friends, Mrs. Margaret Livingston, wife of Mr. 
obert Livingston the elder, and Mrs. Anne Chambers. 
All the rest of my estate, real and personal, I leave to 
my grand son, Lancaster Symes, and to his two sisters, 
above named. My executors are to divide all lands 
which I hold in common with others, and make deeds of 
partition. And whereas my grand daughter, Elizabeth 
Symes, is very young, and it may be prejudicial to my 
other two grand children to wait for a division till she 
is of age, my executors may sell the same, with the 
advice of my good friends, John Chambers and Robert 
Livingston, and her part of the estate is to be put at 
interest for her bringing up. I make my grand son, 
Lancaster Symes, and my grand daughter, Susanah 
Catharine Symes, executors. 

Dated June 24, 1749. Witnesses, Anne Coertens, 
Charles Phillips, John Chambers. Proved, January 
23, 1750. 

[NOTE. At the time of her death Mrs. Catharine 
Symes seems to have been living at what is now No. 69 
Pearl street, which was next door to the Old City 
Hall. Her garden next to the Dutch church-yard, is 



320 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

on the north side of Exchange Place, at the rear of the 
lots on the east side of Broad street. The undivided 
lands included a large part of the south moiety of the 
Patent of Kakiat, and was a part of Clarkstown and 
Ramapo in Rockland County. W. S. P.] 

Page 296. In the name of God, Amen, November 
3, 1749,1, PETER BONNET, of New Rochelle, yeoman, 
being very sick, " In the first place I order to be sold 
that place I bought of Mister Moulinar, by my exec- 
utors, some considerable time after my decease." " As 
for my negroes, that is to say, Mary, Lines, Rose, and 
Sarah, if they do well and please my dear beloved wife 
and do well upon the farm where I am dwelling, she 
may keep them ; if not, they are to be sold by my ex- 
ecutors." The place where we are now living, and all 
movables and cattle, and all my money, I leave to my 
dear beloved wife during her widowhood. " En case 
she comes to marry, then my son, Peter Bonnett, shall 
enjoy it all. En case of my son, Peter Bonett, he and 
his eaires and assigns for ever should dye, before he 
shall be of age, then the place to be sold and the 
money to my wife during her life." "After her 
death, with the share she will get of her mother, then 
20 for Peter, son of John Bonnett, and the rest to 
my brothers' and sisters' children, and so likewise my 
brothers in law and sisters in law, that is to say, my 
wife's own brothers' and sisters' children." I make 
my friend, John Parcot, and James Bonnett and my 
daughter, Anne Mary Bonnet, executors. 

Witnesses, John Soulice, Joshua Soulice, Peter Par- 
cott. Proved, before Samuel Purdy, Esq., January 2, 
175 f 

Page 298. Know all men by these presents, that 
I, EBENEZER CHICHESTER, of Hunttington, in Suffolk 
County, cordwainer, being the 11 of November, 1750, 
very sick. I leave to my wife Ruth the use of all 
houses and lands and goods and money for the support 
of her, and for the bringing up of my children, while 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 321 

she remains my widow or until the children are of age. 
If she marries, she shall have 40 in lieu of dower. I 
leave to my daughter Ruth ^ of the household goods 
when she is 1 8 years of age, and the other ^ to my wife 
during widowhood and then to my daughter Ruth, and 
I also leave her 50. I leave to my son Joseph my 
dwelling house and homestead when he is of age. I 
leave to my son Ebenezer a piece of land lying adjoin- 
ing to Obadiah Rogers' land, being 20 acres. I leave 
to my sons, Ebenezer and Mordecai, 50 each when of 
age. All the rest to my children. My executors may 
put my sons out to trades. I make my father, James 
Chichester, and my cousin, Benjamin Lester, and my 
friend, Jeremiah Wood, executors. 

Witnesses, Ebenezer Prime, Samuel Allen, Samuel 
Willis. Proved, by affirmation of Samuel Willis, " be- 
ing of the People called Quakers," January 11, 175^. 

Page 301. In the name of God, Amen. I, PETER 
VAN DYCK, of New York, goldsmith, being very sick. 
I leave to my son Richard 5 in lieu of all pretence as 
heir at law. I leave to my grand children, Daniel and 
Rachel Shotford, children of my late daughter, Rachel 
Shotford, 40 each, to be put at interest till they are 
of age. To my daughters Hannah and Cornelia each 
a silver mugg. To my daughter Lena my silver tea pot. 
To my daughter Sarah my smallest silver tankard. 
To my daughter Mary my biggest silver tankard. Each 
of these articles are to be valued according to weight 
and reckoned as a part of their share. All the rest of 
my estate I leave to my children, Richard, Rodolphus, 
Hannah, Cornelia, Lena, Sarah, and Mary, and I make 
them executors 

Dated August 1, 1750. Witnesses, Jacob Sarley, 
William Bradford, Jr., James Buvelot. Proved, Janu- 
ary 5, 1751. 

Page 304. In the name of Grod, Amen, " The 8 
day of 9ber 1750." I, ABRAHAM VAN TUYL, of Staten 



322 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

Island, I leave to my four children, Michael, Abra- 
ham, Janettie, and Janeke, all my messuage and lands 
situate on the north side of Staten Island or else- 
where. I make my father in law, Michael Vreeland, 
of Bergen, New Jersey, Gent., and my brother, Otto 
Van Tuyl, of Staten Island, yeoman, executors, with 
power to sell lands. 

Witnesses, John Ralph, William Groom, Daniel Cor- 
son. Proved, January 30, 1751. 

Page 307. I, EZEKIEL BALDEN, JR., of the town of 
Hempstead, yeoman, being this 2 day of October. 1750, 
weak and infirm. My executors are to sell so much of 
my houses and lands as will pay all debts. I leave to 
my wife Rachel my best bed and bedstead. All the 
rest of my estate to my wife and daughters, Jemima 
and Levinah. I leave to my two sons (not named} ail 
the rest of my lands, and they are to be valued by my 
executors, and what they are valued at above % of my 
estate, my sons shall pay to my wife and two daugh- 
ters. I make my wife and my brother in law, Daniel 
Combs, and my cousin, William Lyons, executors. 

Witnesses, Sarah Durfee, John Willis, Samuel Willis. 
Proved, at Jamaica, February 1, 1751, by affirma- 
tion of John and Samuel Willis, " being known Quak- 



ers." 



Page 308. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
MINTHORNE, of the Out Ward of New York, yeoman, 
being sick and weak. I leave all personal estate to 
my wife Janettie. I leave to my daughter Hellegunt 
the west of all that certain lot of land in the Out 
Ward, which lies between the ground of Gerardus Har- 
denbrook, and the tan yards, being 100 feet wide and 
120 feet long. I leave to my daughter Janettie the 
east half of the same. I leave to Phillip Van Dursen, 
son of Johanes Van Dursen, cordwainer, all that certain 
lot of ground in the Out ward, adjoining west to the 
Freshwater Pond, and south to the ground of John 
Robins, and east and north to my own lands ; Con- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS -LIBER 17. ,323 

taining in breadth to Freshwater, 30 feet, arid in length 
as far as the lot of John Robins. My executors are to 
sell all the rest of my lands. Of the money, to be 
paid to 5iiy wife, and the rest to my two daughters 
when of age. I make my wife and Johanes Van Dur- 
sen, executors. 

Dated March 20, 1750. Witnesses, Jacob Somerin- 
dyke, Philip Minthorne, John VanCortlandt. Proved, 
February 6, 1751. 

[NOTE. The lots on Freshwater Pond are on the 
west side of Mission Place, New York, formerly called 
Little Water street.] 

Page 311. In the name of God, Amen, February 
10, 1749, I, HENRY ATER, of the town of Hempstead, 
yeoman, being very aged and infirm. I leave to my 
wife Mary, the income of all monies that shall belong 
to me while she remains my widow, and the use of all 
household goods and movables, " so long as she doth 
not commit no Embezalment nor waste so long as she 
doth continue my widow." All the rest of my estate 
after the marriage or death of my wife, to my children, 
Adezayan Ater, Pamela Ater, Elizabeth Rainer, and 
Mary Alburtis. I make my sons in law, Anthony De 
Mott, John Alburtis, and Aaron Place, executors. 

Witnesses, Richard Everitt, James Alburtis, Aaron 
Burtis. Proved, February 4, 1750. 

Page 312. In the name of God, Amen, May 1, 
1743, I, TIERCK VAN DYCK, of New Utrecht, in Kings 
County, being at present in perfect health. I leave to 
my wife Petronella the use of all my estate in New 
Utrecht or elsewhere, during her life, and after her 
death to my children, Thomas, Peter, and Henricus, 
and to my grand daughter Petronella, daughter of my 
son Gerritt, deceased, and to the children of my daugh- 
ter Ariantie, and to the children of my daughter Engel- 
tie. I make my sons, Peter and Henricus, executors. 

Witnesses, Job DeGraif, Caspar Crofster, S. Gerrit- 
sen. Proved, February 6, 1750. 



324 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

Page 315. (Written in Dutch language.) In den 
Namen des Heeren, Ainen, April 12, 1740, I, WILL- 
IAM SCHEPMOES, of Kingston, in Ulster County, being 
sick in body. I leave to my wife Catharine the use of 
all estate during widowhood. I leave to my eldest son, 
Dirck Schepmoes, my homestead, and house and barn, 
on the Koore High, and my best horse and my negroes. 
I leave to my sons, Dirck and Johanes, all my farm, 
both meadows and upland, as now in my possession, 
except the homestead which I have given to my eldest 
son. The sons are to pay certain legacies to their 
sisters, Margaritie, wife of Abraham Van Steenbergh, 
Sarah, wife of Peter Dunion, Jr., Catharine, and Arian- 
tie. All the rest to my children. I make my sons 
Dirck and Johanes, executors. 

Witnesses, G. Hardenbergh, Christofell Kierstede, 
Jacobus Van Dyke. Proved, before John Crook, Esq., 
October 8, 1750. At that time the son, Johanes Van 
Dyck, was dead. 

Page 318. In the name of God, Amen, I, ISAAC 
KIP, of New York, cooper, being in good health. I 
leave to my grand-son Abraham, eldest son of my 
eldest sou, Anthony Kip, deceased, 10 shillings when 
he is of age, and if he dies then to his brother Isaac, or 
who ever may be my heir at law, to be in full bar of 
all claims as heir at law. All the rest of my estate I 
leave as follows : To the children of my deceased sou, 
Anthony, 1. To my daughter Catalyntie, wife of Peter 
Marschalk, -i-. To the children of my son Isaac, de- 
ceased, i. To my son Jacob, -J-. To my son Petrus, 
4-. To my son Abraham, -f. I make my loving friends, 
Francis Marschalk and Evert Byvanck, bakers, and 
John Kip, merchant, executors. 

Dated November 19, 1746. Witnesses, James David, 
Thomas Haywood, Simon Johnson. Proved, June 6, 
1750. 

Page 322. These Presents witnesseth, that I, JACOB 
WILLIS, of Westbury, in the town of Hempstead, being 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 325 

this 1st of February, 1748, in my perfect bealtb. I 
leave to ray brother, William Willis, 10 shillings. To 
Mary, the eldest daughter of my brother, Samuel Wil- 
lis, 20 shillings. To John, son of Samuel Willis, 20 
shillings. My executors are to sell all my estate. I 
leave all the rest of my estate to Richard, William, and 
John, sons of my brother, John Willis, and to Jacob, 
Samuel, Mordecai and Silas, the sons of my brother, 
William Willis. But Samuel Willis is to have .12 less 
than the rest, in stead of which I leave him all my 
wearing apparell. I leave to my kinsman, Benjamin Sea- 
man, my cane. I make my trusty friend and kinsman, 
Jacob Titus, of Wheatly, in Oyster Bay, and my trusty 
friend, Zebulon Seaman, of Jericho in Oyster Bay, and 
my trusty friend and kinsman, Benjamin Seaman, ex- 
ecutors, and they are to sell my farm. 

Witnesses, Mary Titus, Stephen Titus, William Titus. 
Proved, February 20, 1751, by affirmation of William 
and Stephen Titus, known Quakers. 

Page 324. In the name of God, Amen, January 
8, 1750, I, HEKDRICK VAN ENDE, of Bushw r ick, in 
Kings County, yeoman, being sick. I leave to my wife, 
Antie the use of all estate so long as she remains my 
widow. After her death my executors are to sell all 
my estate. I leave to my son Hendrick, 100 more 
than any of his sisters, when he is of age. All the rest 
of my estate I leave to my wife Antie, and my chil- 
dren, Hendrick, Janettie, Sara, and Antie, when they are 
of age. I make my father-in-law, Johanes Calyer, and 
my brother, Abraham Van Ende, and my brothers in 
law, John Calyer and Gabriel Duryea, all of Bushwick, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Abraham Schenck, Petrus Lott. Proved, 
March 2, 175-. 

Page 326. In the name of God, Amen, " I, SAMUEL 
SAIINDERS, of Flushing, but late of the city of Bristol, 
in England, being minded to settle my aifairs." After 
payment of all debts I leave to Elizabeth McBride, 



326 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

who lives in the house with me, 100. All the rest 
of my estate I leave to my brothers, Joseph Saun- 
ders, mariner, and James Saunders, house carpenter, 
and to my sister-in-law, Ruth Saunders, widow, and 
her son, my nephew, Hollis Saunders, all of the city of 
Bristol, England. I make my brother Joseph and my 
friends, George Martin, master of his majesty's ship, 
" Greyhound," and Henry Patterson and Wood Fur- 
man, both of New York, executors. 

Dated July 13, 175- Witnesses, John Sachet, Abra- 
ham Hill, Thomas Plumstead. Proved, December 3, 
1750. 

Page 328. In the name of God, Amen, December 
20, 175-, I, ABNER KILBURIST, of New Windsor, in 
Ulster County, cooper, being very sick, rny executors 
are to make sale of all my real and personal estate, to 
pay debts. All the remainder to my wife Hannah and to 
my daughter (not named). I make my trusty friends, 
Ebenezer Seabury and Barnold Lynch, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Ellison, James Kilburn, Judah 

Harlow. Proved before John Crooke, Esq., February 

97 1750. 
- <, i <jj. 

Page 329. In the name of God, Amen, I, MARTIN 
MYER, of New York, carpenter, being \veak in body. 
After payment of debts and funeral expenses, I leave 
to my grand children, Elizabeth, Alexander, Jacob, 
Martin and Anne Lamb, the children of my daughter 
Hendrike, deceased, wife of George Lamb, of New 
York, turner, all my estate, real and personal, and they 
are to pay at the expiration of 14 years from the date 
hereof .60 to Mercy, Anne and Mary, the children of 
my daughter Catalintie, deceased, who married Peter 
Bond of New York, cooper. And the said George 
Lamb shall have the free use, and shall reside in my 
house until his youngest daughter Anne shall be of 
age. I make George Lamb, Francis Bassett and Peter 
Van Dursen, executors. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 337 

Dated December 20, 1750. Witnesses, John Bur- 
net, Francis Blanchard, Hendrick Barr. Proved, March 
6, 1751. . 

Page 331. In the name of God, Amen, I, JACOB 
SOMERINDICK, of the Out Ward of New York, yeoman, 
being sick. I leave to my eldest son Tunis 25, in 
satisfaction of all demands as heir at law. I leave to 
my wife Amarantie ^ of all the remainder, and all the 
rest to my sons, Tunis, Albert, Ann, Abigail, John, and 
Jacob. My son Albert is to pay ,50 to my wife and 
the rest of my children. I make my wife and my son 
Tunis, executors. 

Dated October 7, 1750. Witnesses, Benjamin Stout, 
Bernardus Savage, John Van Cortlaudt. Proved, March 
11, 1751. 

Page 333. In the name of God, Amen, I, LEWIS 
Rou, Minister of the French Protestant Congregation 
of New York, this 14 of August in the 20th year of 
King George II., 1 746. " I commit my Soul into the 
hands of Almighty God, and my body to be buried at 
the discretion of my executors." All debts and funeral 
expenses to be paid by my executors in a convenient 
time after my decease. " I leave to my eldest and 
well beloved son, Lewis Rou, at present of Curacoa in 
the West Indies, my old French Bible in two large 
volumes in folio, printed at Lyons in the year 1565, 
which said Bible shall remain in my family and de- 
scend and go from heir to heir forever." I leave to 
my dear and loving wife Renee Marie, my secretair 
with all the papers and writings. My executors are 
to sell all my real and personal estate except as above. 
Of all the remainder I leave ^ to my wife and % to my 
eight children, Lewis, Henry Renee, Elizabeth, Louise, 
Hester, Jeanne, Marie Elizabeth, and Denyse Marie. I 
make my son Lewis and my daughter Hester, executors. 

Witnesses, Archibald Kenedy, Charles Williams, 
Robert Elliston. Proved, March 16, I75f 



328 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

[NoTE. The home of Rev. Lewis Rou, was two 
houses and lots on the north side of u Mill street," now 
South William street, in New York, and directly opposite 
the narrow street known as " Jews Alley." The west- 
ern part of the Delmonico building stands on part of 
it. These houses and lots originally belonged to Rich- 
ard Elliott, and for want of heirs escheated to the 
Crown, and they were given to the Rev. Lewis Rou by 
the Governor. They were afterwards owned by Will- 
iam Ustick, a prominent hardware merchant. W. S. P.] 

Page 335. In the name of God, Amen, January 
25, 1735, I, JOHN BURROUGHS, of Newtown, in Queens 
County, yeoman, being in perfect health. I leave to 
my wdfe Margaret the use of one half of my dwelling 
house and out houses and orchards, " and the pastur- 
age for two cows and one horse, and hay for their 
support in the winter," and her firewood so long as she 
shall remain my widow, and ^ of my movable estate 
during her life. I leave to my two sons, John and 
Samuel, all my lands and meadows in Newtown. I 
leave to my daughter Joanna f of all movables. My 
lands at West Trenton, in West New Jersey, .are to be 
sold by my executors and the proceeds paid to my 
three children. I make my wife executor. 

Witnesses, Joseph Smith, Jr., Samuel Smith, Jr., 
Joseph Smith. Proved, February IB, 1751, before 
Samuel Clowes, Esq., upon oath of Benjamin Hinch- 
man, that he was well acquainted with the hand-writ- 
ing of Joseph Smith and Joseph Smith, Jr. The 
widow, Margaret Burroughs, having resigned her right, 
her son John is appointed executor. He is spoken of 
as the " only son." 

Page 337. I, SARAH CLEMENT, widow of Joseph 
Clement, of Westbury in the town of Hempstead, 
"being this 30 day of 3d month, 1750, very sick and 
near the last period of my life." I leave to my young- 
est son, Charles Clement, f of my estate, and all the 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 329 

rest to my children, Sarah Clement, Mercy, wife of 
Mordecai Willis, and James, when they are of age. I 
make my cousin, David Seaman, and Zebulon Seaman, 
executors. 

Witnesses, William Seaman, Stephen Titus, Samuel 
Willis. Proved, February 20, 1751. The executors 
having resigned, William Seaman and Joseph Clement 
are appointed, March 2, 1751. 

Page 339. In the name of God, Amen, I ALEX- 
ANDER OGILVIE, of New York, ship wright, being of 
sound mind. I leave to my wife Jane the use of all 
my estate, " nothing to the contrary excepted," during 
her widowhood, and then all my estate to my children, 
Alexander, Thomas, Jane, John, and Catharine. My 
youngest daughter Catharine is to have 50 more 
than the rest. I leave to my wife all wrought plate, 
and I make her executor. 

Dated January 21, 1749. Witnesses, Aaron Stock- 
holm, Jacob Bayhen, Thomas Purdue. Proved, 
March 18, 1751. 

Page 341. In the name of God, Amen. I, WILL- 
IAM BLOODGOOD, of Flushing, this July 29, 1750, being 
weak in body, " in order to settle my affairs," I leave 
to my wife Susanah all the furniture in my common 
dwelling rooms, and my desk and my negro man and 
girl, and my best horse and saddle and 5 cows. After 
payment of debts, all the rest to my wife and children, 
William, Robert, George, Oliver, Sarah, Francis, Pep- 
erel, and John. My wife is to have the use of all till 
my children are of age, and I make her executor, and 
my friends, Benjamin Hinchman and Bernardus Ryder, 
assistants. 

Witnesses, John Cornell, Samuel Thorn, Ezekiel 
Roe. Proved, April 3, 1751. 

Page 343. In the name of God, Amen, I, THOMAS 
HEYSHAM, of New York, mariner, being well in health. 



330 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

I leave all personal property, except household goods, 
to my son William and my daughter Elizabeth. I 
leave to my wife Catharine all household goods and 
the use of my lot and dwelling house for life, and 
then to my two children. I make my wife and my 
trusty friends, Thomas Duncan and James Tucker, 
merchants, of New York, executors. 

Dated January 11, 1750. Witnesses, Sarah Griffith, 
Johana Van Ness, James Emott. Proved, April 10, 
1751. 

Page 345. "I, SARAH FRANKLIN, of Flushing, 
widow, being weak in body, do think it prudent to 
settle my worldly affairs." I leave to my daughter 
Elizabeth, a negro boy and a feather bed and bedding. 
All the rest of my personal property to my daughter 
Sarah, wife of Samuel Bowne. I make my son 
Matthew, and my friend, James Thorn, son of Joseph 
Thorn, of Flushing, executors. 

Dated the 3d day of 11 month, 1749. Witnesses, 
James Willson, Hannah Field, Mary Farrington. 
Proved, April 30, 1751. "Mary Farrington being a 
Quaker." 

Page 346. In the name of God, Amen, I, HOPE 
RODES, of Jamaica, in Queens County, yeoman, being 
sick. I leave to my wife Mary the use of ^ my house 
and cellar, where I now live, and ^ of my lands, either 
clear or woodland, at home ; and ^ the lot on the Hill, 
so long as she continues my widow (except 3 acres of 
woodland which I give to my son Richard) ; Also all 
movable estate, except 2 cows, to my daughter Martha, 
and 2 cows to my daughter Amy, and the farming 
utensils. My son Hope is to provide my wife with 
firewood and hay, and keep the house in repair. I 
leave to my eldest son Richard a lot of land situate 
over against William Ludlam's, bounded south and 
west by roads, north by Joshua Carpenter, And 3 
acres of wood land on the west side of the neck, ad- 



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joining to the clear land and Moses Higbie's bogs, and 
he shall have a road to pass to his wood land. And 
he shall pay to Samuel Higbee \ of three bonds, now 
due, and \ of a bond that my son Isaac owes to Samuel 
Higbie, and my son Hope is to pay the other \. I 
leave to my sou Isaac all my lands in Goshen, in Orange 
County, divided or undivided, and 15. I leave to my 
son, Hope Rodes, my dwelling house, barn, and orchard, 
with all lands thereto adjoining, and a small lot of land 
over the way adjoining to Nehemiah Ludlam's land, 
reserving my wife s right. After my wife's death my 
daughters, Martha and Amy, are to have firewood and 
the use of the house and 2 cows, with their keeping, 
until they are married. I also leave to my son Hope a 
certain lot of land lying adjoining to Mill Path and 
Furrnan's Path, and Adrian Remsen, with all appurte- 
nances ; Also 5 acres of salt meadow on the hither 
east neck, below the ditch, on the west side of my 
meadow adjoining to Long Neck Creek. And all the 
rest of my land and meadow on the Hither East Neck 
at South, to be equally divided between my sons Rich- 
ard and Hope. My son Hope is to pay all debts and 
legacies. I leave to my three daughters, Hannah, Mary, 
and Ruth, 5 each, and to my daughters, Martha and 
Amy, ,25 each. I make my wife and my sons, Richard 
and Hope, executors. 

Dated June 6, 1750. Witnesses, Nicholas Ludlam, 
Phebe Ludlam, Samuel Smith, Jr. Proved, April 23, 
1751. 

Page 349. In the name of God, Amen, April 25, 
175-, I, JOHN MOTT, of the town of Hempstead, yeo- 
man, being sick. I leave to my wife Rebecca one 
bed and furniture, which she may choose, and a chest, 
2 pewter plates, a bason, 6 spoons, 1 iron pot, 1 
trowel, a pair of tongs, 1 cedar pail, hooped with iron, 
4 plates, a stone jug and a table. I leave to my son 
Samuel two steers, and to my son Jacob my carpenter 
tools, and \ of my Surveyor's Compass and Chain. I 



332 ABSTEACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 17. 

leave to my daughter Sarah, wife of Benjamin Hulse, 
a bed with Dimity curtains. To my daughter Martha, 
wife of Daniel Carman, 1 iron pot and a side saddle. 
" I leave to my son Jehu of my hand saw, and \ of 
my three quarter augur, and \ of my inch augur, and my 
best pitch fork, and ^ of my ox cart." To my daughter, 
Rebecca Mott, a feather bed. I leave to my son Jehu 
^ of my Surveyor's Compass and chain. I leave to my 
three daughters 15 each. To my daughter Phebe, 
wife of Daniel Wright, 5 and a cow. To my son 
Micaiah, part of my tools, and a black riding horse, and 
also leave to him all my housen, barn, and orchards, and 
land where I now live, lying between the land given to 
my sons Jehu and my son Jacob, bounded east by 
Thomas Wiggens, west by Jonas Flower and Eldred 
Lucas. And he shall maintain my wife Rebecca. I 
also leave to him \ of my land and meadow at Rocka- 
way. I leave to my sons, Jacob, Jehu, and Micaiah, all 
my right in the undivided lands in Hempstead. " But 
before I conclude this will. I reserve a certain piece 
of land in that part given to my son Micaiah, 2 rods 
square, lying at the south west corner of an orchard 
called the Cheese orchard, where my son John Mott 
was buried ; To remain for a burying place for me and 
my children and grand children for ever, and not to be 
sold." I make my sons Jacob and Jehu executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Wiggins, Thomas Wiggens, Jr., 
Elizabeth Wiggens. Proved, April 20, 1751. 

Page 351. In the name of God, Amen, August 27, 
1744, 1, ESTHER SMITHREM, being weak in body. I leave 
to my dearly beloved daughter Anne, wife of Timo- 
thy Hosford, of Canaan, Connecticutt, all my household 
goods and husbandry utensils, "within doors and with- 
out," and all clothing and furniture, pewter and brass, 
"except the shop goods and merchandize which has 
been brought to the said dwelling house, with no other 
intent but for sale again." These are to be equally 
divided between uiy loving cousins, Elizabeth, wife of 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS-LIBER 17. 333 

Abraham Hollinbeck, and Ann, wife of Timothy Hos- 
ford. " The Pall and other things which I bought for 
my husband's burial are to be in the care of the said 
Timothy Hosford for the use of any of the said family, 
or any poor person which is not able to pay for the same ; 
but any one that is able to pay is to give 3 shillings 
York money, or a scheffel of wheat, which is to be 
given for the use of the poor." I make Timothy Hosford 
executor. 

Witnesses, Johanes Van Valkenbergh, John McCoy, 
Andrew Elliott. (Residence of testator is not given.) 
Proved in Albany, February 21, 174^. On August 5, 
1751, Timothy Hosford qualified as executor. 

Page 354. (Written in Dutch language.) In den 
Nanem des Heeren, Amen. July 29, I74f, I, JO- 
HANES VAN SHELLREYNE, residing in the city of Albany. 
I leave to my brothers, Tileman, Hermanns, and Will- 
iam Van Schellreyne, and my sister Hester, all my real 
and personal estate, and I make them executors. 

Witnesses, Harme Bastyse, Jacob Van Woert, Tunis 
Visger. Proved, before Myndert Schuyler, Esq., De- 
cember 4, 1746. The executors were confirmed April 
25, 1751. 

Page 356. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
WOOD, of Littleworth, in. Ulster County, being now- 
sick. " My worldly estate I bequeath in the following 
manner, desiring every one concerned will be contented 
and satisfied." My executors are to sell personal prop- 
erty to pay debts. I leave to my wife Hannah of 
the remainder, and the rest to my daughters, Abigail, 
Deborah, Mary, and Hannah. I leave to my son, Daniel 
Wood, my whole tract of land that I lately purchased 
from Stephen Bedford, situate at Littleworth, with all 
the improvements, and he shall pay 10 to each of my 
sons, John and Jonas, when they are of age. My exec- 
utors are to put my sons John and. Jonas to trades, and 
my wife is to have the use of my farm to bring up the 



334 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

children during her widowhood. I make my brother, 

Timothy Wood, and my friend, Abimal Yans, executors. 

Dated December 14, 1750. Witnesses, Daniel Wood, 

Jonathan Smith, Daniel Everitt. Proved, May 1, 1751. 

Page 358. In the name of God, Amen, February 
22, 1751, I, JONATHAN KETCH AM, of the town of Hunt- 
tington, in Suffolk County, being sick. I leave to my 
wife Hannah -t of my personal estate, and the use of ^ 
of my real estate, t leave to my four sons, Epenetus, 
Jonathan, Daniel, and Eliphalet, f of all my estate 
when they are of age, and ^ to my daughter Hannah, 
" and a child with which my wife is pregnant by me." 
I make my brother, Nathaniel Ketcham, and my good 
friend, John Wood the 3d, executors. 

Witnesses, Timothy Kelly, Isaac Brush, Jr., Gilbert 
Potter. Proved, May 2, 1751. 

Page 360. In the name of God, Amen, February 
25, 1751, I, ROBERT CARPENTER, of North Castle, in 
Westchester County, being very sick. I leave to my 
wife Mary .20 yearly, so long as she remains my 
widow, and the use of my dwelling house, and % of my 
orchard and a horse and cow. If she marries, sne shall 
have all the goods and chattels she brought with her. 
I leave to my son Jacob 5. To my daughter Mary k ' a 
feather bed with a striped cotton tick," and 6 silver 
tea spoons, and a silver tumbler. After my wife's 
death all my farm lands and mill are to be sold at 
public vendue, and the money paid to my children, 
Jacob, Zophar, Zenos, Barzillai, Bethuel, Jairus, Rufus, 
and Mary. All my movable estate to be sold at public 
vendue within ten days after my burial. My two 
youngest children, Rufus and Mary, are to be brought 
up out of my estate until such time as they are fit to 
be put to trades. I make my wife and my sons Jacob 
and Zophar, executors. 

Witnesses, Deliverance Brown, Thomas Wright, 
Anthony Woodhouse. Proved, March 7, 1751. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 335 

Page 362. In the name of God, Amen, I, EPHKAIM 
AVATKINS, of Ulster County, carpenter, being in health. 
I leave to my wife Joanna, my negro girl "Flora" 
"for her benefit for ever," and ^ of my movable estate, 
and of my dwelling house, viz., the east end, and the 
use of ^ of my improved lands during her widowhood. 
I leave to my eldest son Joseph, 80 acres of land at 
the south end of my farm, with the dwelling house 
and barn, and he shall pay to my youngest daughters, 
Eunice, Joanna, and Bridget, 10 each within 7 years. 
I leave to my son Abel, 100 acres of land on the east 
side of my farm, beginning at the north end of my son 
Joseph's 80 acres and the east side of my farm, and 
running west 60 rods, and then north to include 100 
acres. All the rest of my lands I leave to my three 
younger sons, Samuel, Ephraim, and Hezekiah. I leave 
to my daughter Tabitha, 50. I leave to my three 
youngest daughters, 100 acres of land in Orange 
^ County, which I purchased of William Mapes, late 
deceased, which my executors may sell, and my execu- 
tors are to have 40 to bring up my three youngest 
daughters. I make my wife Joanna and my brother, 
Hezekiah Watkins, executors. 

Dated March 3, in the 22d year of King George II., 
1749. Witnesses, John Yalverton, Amy Carman, 
Mary Yalverton. Proved, May 6, 1751. 

Page 364. I, JOHN HUTCHINS, of North Castle, in 
Westchester County, yeoman, this 18th day of the 2nd 
month called April, 1751, being weak in body. My 
executors are to sell sufficient lands to pay debts. I 
leave to my mother, Rubine Ilutchins, the use of ^ of 
my farm and homestead, while she remains my father's 
widow. I leave to my wife Charity the use of all the 
rest of my lands to bring up my children until they 
are 18 years of age. "If my wife be now with child, 
and it shall be a son, it shall have a double portion, 
but if a daughter, then an equal share with the rest 
now born, viz., Bathsheba, Keziah, and Charity." I 



336 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

make my wife Charity and my brother, Joshua Hutch- 
ins, and my brother (in law), Solomon Haviland, all 
of North Castle, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Franklin, Henry Franklin, 
Joshua Cornell, Proved, April 29, 1751. Henry 
Franklin and Joshua Cornell being Quakers. 

Page 366. These Presents Witnesseth that I, JOHN 
TITUS, of Westbury in the town of Hempstead, in 
Queens County, being this 19 day of September, 1747, 
well in health. I leave to my youngest son, Richard 
Titus, 2 cows and calves and all my horses and 8 sheep 
to be put at use for him until he is 21. I leave to my 
wife's daughter, Mary Post, my round table and trun- 
dle bed. I leave to my wife Mary all the rest of my 
household goods and J630, now in the hands of my son 
William, also a negro woman, during her life or wid- 
owhood, and then to be sold and the money to be paid 
to my son Richard, I leave to my eldest sons, John, 
Jacob, and William, all my lands mentioned in their 
several deeds under my hand and seal. Leaves lega- 
cies to his 4 daughters, Mary, Philada, Sarah, and Phebe. 
I make my wife and my son Jacob, executors. 

Witnesses, Richard Post, Sarah Titus, Benjamin 
Smith. Proved, May 22, 1751, Sarah Titus being a 
know y n Quaker. 

Page 368. In the name of God, Amen, May 7, 1751, 
I, RICHARD LATTING, JR., of Matinecock, in the town 
of Oyster Bay, blacksmith, being weak. My execu- 
tors are to sell all real and personal estate to pay debts. 
All the remainder to be in the hands of my wife for 
the support of the children till of age, and then all my 
estate to my wife Elizabeth, and my children, Susanah, 
Zerviah, Freelove, and Ambrose ; my son to have 10 
more than the others. I make my wife and my brother, 
John Latting, and my brother-in-law, Penn Townsend, 
executors. My father is to be supported " betwixt my 
brother, John Latting, and my estate, according to 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 337 

agreement made betwixt himself and my brother John 
and myself." My brother John's son John shall have 
a set of blacksmith tools. 

Witnesses, Joseph Latting, Samuel Cock, Daniel 
Parish. Proved, May 28, 1751. Daniel Parish and 
Samuel Cock being known Quakers. 

Page 370. In the name of God, Amen, July 1, 1736, 
in the 10 year of King George II. I, JACOBUS VARICK, 
of the city of New York and of Hackinsack, New Jer- 
sey, merchant, being in good health. All my debts 
due in right and conscience, to be paid. I make my 
wife, Anna Mary, executor, and my sons, John, Andries, 
and Derrick, as assistants. If my wife die, or intend 
or complete a second marriage, then my sons are to be 
executors, and they are to make a complete inventory 
of my estate. My wife is to have the use of all estate 
Curing widowhood. If she marries she shall have one 
negro slave and of the movable estate to dispose of. 
I leave to my eldest son John all that my land which 
I have bought of Joost De Groot, on Hackinsack 
river, as by deed will appear, with all the appurte- 
nances, " except the Great Kopper Kettle and all the 
goods, merchandizes, and wares in the house and houses 
upon the Wharf." My son John is to gather in all 
debts due to me, on my shop and warehouse, and the 
20 which I have paid for my son John's land called 
the Point, we bought of Anthony Lizier, joining east 
to my land, and I give him the said 20 for his trouble 
in collecting debts. "If he shall be obliged to go to law 
with some of the debtors, my other sons are to help 
him." All the remainder of my estate I leave to all 
my children, John, Andries, Derrick, Anna, and Sarah, 
and all my estate in New York and New Jersey. 

Witnesses, David Demarest, Sr., Johanes Van Voor- 
hees, Jacob Van Saen, Jr. Proved, May 14, 1751. 

Page 374. In the name of God, Amen, August 13, 
1750, I, THOMAS BEDELL, of the town of Hempstead, 



338 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

being sick. I order all my lands and movables to be 
sold at public vendue, and the proceeds to go to my 
children, Thomas, William, Joseph, Daniel, Timothy, 
Catharine, and Mary. I leave to my sons, Thomas and 
William, 6 shillings each, the rest to be equally di- 
vided. I make John Dorian, Joseph Bedell, and John 
Pearsall, executors. 

Witnesses, Henry Shaw, Hezekiah Pearsall, Ananias 
Langdon. Proved, June 4, 1751. 

Page 376. In the name of God, Amen, I, ROELOF 
KIERSTEDE, of New York, " being through the mercy 
of God, though weak in body yet of sound mind." I 
leave to my wife Anne, all the real estate that was left 
to me by my brother-in-law, John Verzen, during her life, 
and then to my children. I leave to my son Christo- 
pher, 10 "as a Barr against him for ever as my eldest 
son and heir-at-law." All the rest of my estate I leave 
to my children, Christopher, John, Luke, Anne, and 
Maritie. I make my brother, Christopher Kierstede 
and my brother-in-law, Henry Slaight, and my good 
friend, Lawrence Roome, Executors. 

Dated April 26, 1751. Witnesses, Abraham Lott, 
Peter Kirby, Lawrence Wessells. Proved, June 6, 
1751. 

Pao;e 378. We whose names are hereunto sub- 

C3 

scribed do declare that we heard SAMUEL SEWARD, late 
of the town of Islip, in Suffolk Count}^ deceased, at 
his own house in Islip and in the last sickness, whereof 
he died, promise and declare his last will and testa- 
ment in manner and form following, viz., All my 
whole estate to be sold except my wearing apparel 1, 
which I give to my mother, Ann Seward, and the pro- 
ceeds to be put out for the use of my mother, and if 
that be not sufficient for her support then she may 
have the principal. If anything remains after her 
decease it is to go to my brother, Eliakim Seward. I 
make my friends, Nathaniel Ackerley, James Morris 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 339 

and William Nicoll, Jr., executors. And we further 
testify that we were by the testator desired to bear 
witness that the same was his last will. 

Dated September 7, 1750. Witnesses, John Moger, 
Benjamin Smith, Elizabeth Morris, Elizabeth Green. 
Proved, March 18, 1751, before Colonel Henry Smith. 

Page 379. In the name of God, Amen, June 12, 
1745, I, AARON VAN NOSTRANT, of the town of 
Hempstead, joiner, being aged and infirm. I leave to 
my wife Gertruy, '20, and the use of all my housing, 
barns, orchards, and lands during her widow T hood, but 
she shall not commit any waste of timber, etc. I leave 
all my personal estate to my children and grand chil- 
dren, viz., Jacob Albert, John, Aaron, Moses, William, 
Isaac, Everitt, Daniel, Anne, Litchie, Gertruy, Mary, 
Elizabeth, and Yanaca, and my grand children, the 
V children of my daughter, Jane Alburtis, deceased, and 
to the children of my daughter, Heliche Hendricksen, 
deceased. My executors are to sell all real estate 
after the death of my wife, and divide the money 
among my children and grand children. I make my 
son Jacob and my brother in law, Evert Van Gelder, 
and my friend, John Hegerman, of Flushing, executors. 
Witnesses, Willinde Hendricksen, Michael De Mott, 
Richard Everitt. Proved, July 10, 1751. 

Page 382. And the said WILLIAM WILSON, con- 
sidering the uncertainty of life, do make this my last 
will. I leave to my wife Elizabeth all my estate and 
make her executor. 

Dated September 14, 1746. Witnesses, Philip 
Schuyler, Nicholas Van Dam, William Hamersley, Jr. 
Proved, June 26, 1751. 

Page 383. In the name of God, Amen, I, DANIEL 
CLARKSON, of New York, merchant, being in health. 
I leave to my wife, Anne Margaretta, all her jewels, 
gold watch, and wearing apparel], to dispose of as she 



340 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

may think fit, and what I shall bequeath to her is by 
agreement between us. I leave to my eldest son, Free- 
man Clarkson, now in England, all my printed books, 
or Library, but if he shall not return then to my son 
David. Within six months my books of account are 
to be posted and ballanced to the day of my death and 
transferred to new books by Mr. Abraham Lott, Jr., 
who now lives with me, for which and for assisting my 
executors I give him 50. My executors are to sell 
all goods and movables, and shares of movables. All 
the rest of my estate I leave to my wife and my four 
sons, Freeman, David, Matthew, and Le vines. My 
wife is to have the use of all my farm or Plantation 
at Flatbush, in King's County, with the houses and 
the woodland and meadow I bought of Cornelius Suy- 
dam, and the piece of land I bought of Adrian Hege- 
man, with the cattle and improvements, and my house- 
hold goods and plate in my house in New York, and 
elsewhere. After her decease, all to be sold, and the 
money to be paid to my children. And whereas I 
have already given some of my children considerable 
sums of money, and other effects in order to begin the 
world, they are charged with the same, so that they 
may not have more than the others. I make my wife 
and sons, executors. 

Dated August 31, 1749. Witnesses, Beverley Rob- 
inson, Walter Hyer, Andrew Gautier. Proved, June 
27, 1751. 

[NOTE. David Clarkson was a distinguished mer- 
chant in New York, his home being several lots on 
the north side of Pine street, a little east of Pearl 
street. W. S. P.] 



Page 387. In the name of God, Amen, I, 
CONKLING, of the town of Southampton, in Suffolk 
County, weaver, " being at present attended with many 
bodily infirmities." I leave to my wife Catharine the 
use of my house and land in Southampton during her 
life, and then to my three sons, Malines, Jonathan, and 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 341 

Isaac. I leave to my son John -fa of a share on Mon- 
tauk, " which is all he shall have out of my estate." 
I leave to my daughters, Dorcas, Abigail, and Mary, 20 
shillings each. To my daughter Katharine, <50. I 
leave to my wife the use of all the rest, and after her 
death to my daughter Katharine " and her three 
brothers of the wiiole blood." I make my wife and 
my brother in law, Nathan Dayton, of East Hampton, 
executors. 

Dated July 29, 1749. Witnesses, John Stratton, 
Jr., John Davis, John Davis, Jr. Proved, May 8, 
1751. 

Page 389. In the name of God, Amen, November 
13, 1746, I, ALETIIEA Ho WELL, of the town of South- 
old, spinster, being in perfect health. I leave all my 
lands, meadows, goods, and chattells, and all worldly 
estate, ft> my near kinsman, John Benjamin, of South- 
old. I appoint my kinsman, James Reeves, executor. 

Witnesses, Barnabas Wines, Barnabas Terrill, Be- 
thiah Wines. Proved, June 7, 1751. 

Page 391. In the name of God, Amen, I, JONA- 
THAN HUNTTING, of East Hampton, shop keeper, being 
under bodily infirmities. I leave to my wife Esther 
my house and land adjoining to it, to dispose of as she 
may think fit, and also all my movable and personal 
estate, u and she is to take a parental care to bring up 
my children." I make my wife and my father-in-law, 
Matthew Mulford, executors. 

Dated January 17, 174- 5 - 9 F , in the 23 year of King 
George II. Witnesses, Thomas Chatfield, Abraham 
Gardiner, Thomas Mulford, Jr. Proved, May 8, 1751. 

Page 392. In the name of God, Amen, I, SAMUEL 
CROOK, of the town of Southold, yeoman, being in 
perfect mind. I leave all my estate, real and personal, 
and stocks of all kinds, and household movables, to my 
only son, Benjamin Crook. I make my loving brother, 



342 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

Benjamin Emmons, and my cousin, Benjamin Paine, 
both of Southold, executors. 

Dated August 5, 1748. Witnesses, Jeremiah Young, 
Samuel King, James Beebee. Proved, June 17, 1751. 
The executors having resigned, the widow, Elizabeth 
Crook, was appointed executrix, July 13, 1751. 

Page 394. In the name of God, Amen, January 14, 
1750, I, DERRICK BENSON, of the Out Ward of New 
York, yeoman, being very sick. I order that an in- 
ventory be made of all my estate, and I leave to my 
wife Katalina the use of the whole during her life. 
"After her death I leave to my son Johanes, 100, 
New York Currency, at 8 shillings per ounce," and the 
negro man. All the rest I leave to my 5 children, 
Elizabeth, Faneay, Katalina, and Lina, and my son 
Johanes. If my children cannot agree to divide the 
lands, they are to be sold at Public Vendue. And for 
my executors I choose my well beloved son-in-law, 
Josiah Patterson, and my wife and my son Johanes. 

Witnesses, Abraham Myer, Petrus Waldron, Ca- 
trina Feets. Proved, June 20, 1751. 

Page 397. I, Richard Ayscough, of New York, sur- 
geon, and William Goodman, mariner, and Henry Hull, 
mariner, being sworn, declare that on Monday, the 
First day of July, 1751, CHARLES GREENFIELD, of New 
York, mariner, then being sick and ill at the dwelling 
house of John Hull, of New York, mariner, was advised 
by the said Richard Ayscough, as he was in a very low 
and weak condition, and small hope of his recovery, to 
make a will. And he consented thereto, and declared 
he gave his wages and whatever else he possessed to 
Mary Hull, wife of said John Hull, and requested them 
to send for some person to make his will, and that a 
person was accordingly sent for, but before his will 
could be made he departed this life. 

Sworn, July 13, 1751, before Pierre De Peyster. 
Proved as a will, July 23, 1751, and Mary Hull was 
appointed administratrix, July 26, 1751. 



ABSTRACTS OP WILLS LIBER 17. 343 

Page 399. In the name of God, Amen, January 6, 
1748, I. RICHARD THORNE, of Cow Neck, in Queens 
County, being of perfect mind. As much of my per- 
sonal estate is to be sold as is necessary to pay debts. 
I leave to my wife Mary of all my estate, to her and 
her heii*s and assigns forever. I leave to my sister, 
Margaret Thorne, 10, and all the remainder to my 
daughter Catharine. If my daughter should die, then 
my estate to go to my brothers and sisters, Thomas, 
Stephen, Catharine, and Margaret Thorne. I make my 
wife and my brother Stephen executors. 

Witnesses, Anne Farrington, Mary Tobin, Mary 
Laurence. Proved, July 30, 1751. Anne Farrington 
was then the wife of John Hurst. 

Page 401. In the name of God, Amen, I, ANNE 
CARLE, of the town of Jamaica, in Queens County, 
single %yoman, being sick. All debts and funeral 
charges to be paid. I leave to Daniel Smith, Samuel 
Smith, and Elias Bayles, the present Deacons and 
Elders of the Presbyterian Congregation in Jamaica, 
20, " to be put at interest for the present Presbyterian 
minister and his successors, in all succeeding ages, for 
the upholding and maintaining a standing ministry, for 
that and no other purpose, to be applied without any 
evasion or Collusion." I leave to my mother, Annie 
Smith, widow, 100, and all my apparell, including 
my rings and sleeve buttons, and all household goods, 
and my horse, saddle, and bridle. I leave to my nephew, 
John, the first born son of my brother, Jacob Carle, 
being now an infant, 200, to be kept at interest till he 
is 21. I leave to my brother, Thomas Smith, son of 
my mother by Nehemiah Smith, 100, to be put at in- 
terest till he is 21. I leave all the rest to my brother, 
Jacob Carle, and I make him and my mother, Anne 
Smith, executors. 

Dated July 17, 1751. Witnesses, Jacob Ogden, 
Isaac Bloom, Benjamin Hinchman. Proved, July 27, 
1751. 



344 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

Page 403. In the name of God, Amen, I, ISAAC 
AMBERMAN, of Jamaica, in Queens County, yeoman, 
being very sick, and being apprehensive of my speedy 
dissolution. I leave to my wife Gertie the sole use of 
all my estate during widowhood, on condition that she 
shall allow my son Nicholas to receive ^ of all that he 
shall raise on my farm, both stock and grain, also a 
horse, saddle, and bridle, and two cows, 1 Dutch weav- 
ing loom, and my gun and sword. I leave to my w T ife 
my best bed and the use of all movables except wagons 
" and my Pleasure Sled.' 1 I leave to my sons, Isaac 
and Nicholas, my negroes and my Pleasure Sled. After 
the death or marriage of my wife all my lands are to 
be sold, and from the proceeds I leave to my son Isaac 
40, to my son Nicholas 40, and the rest to my sons 
Isaac and Nicholas, and my daughter Sarah, wife of 
Aaron Van Nostrand, of Jamaica, and my 3 grand chil- 
dren, the children of my deceased son, Dirck Amber- 
man, viz., Gretie, Dirck, and Dominus. I make my 
sons, Isaac and Nicholas, executors. 

Dated February 10, 1749. Witnesses, Bernardus 
Ryder, Aaron Hendricks, Benjamin Hinchman. Proved, 
July 29, 1751. 



Page 406. In the name of God, Amen. I, 
TURNER, of New York, widow, this 25 of July, 1751, be- 
ing sick. My Body to be buried in a decent and Chris- 
tian like manner, at the discretion of my friends, Han- 
nah Play and Mary Perry, and my executors. All debts 
and legacies to be paid within six weeks. I leave to my 
friends, Hannah Play and Mary Perry, each 100. My 
negro wench " Dido " and her daughter " Betty " are to 
be set free, " and to be as perfectly free as if they had 
been born free subjects of our Sovereign Lord the King." 
I give to my father in law, John Turner, of New York, 
ship wright, all the rest of my estate, and he is to pay 
funeral charges and debts; and I make him executor. 

Witnesses, W. P. Smith, George Johnston, Epbraim 
Arnold. Proved, August 5, 1751. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 345 

Page 408. I, DANIEL MKRBITT, of White Plains, 
yeoman, being very weak. I leave to my wife Jane 
my black mare, and her choice of my cows, and 2 
beds, and linnen and household goods, and all the pro- 
visions. The rest of my personal estate is to be sold at 
public vendue. What is due to me on a note from 
my brother George is to be put at interest for my 
wife, for the support and education of my only child, 
Maiy Merritt. If my wife marries, she shall have 20. 
All the rest of my estate I leave to my daughter Mary 
when she is of age, or married with the consent of my 
wife and executors. If she dies, then to my 3 cousins 
(nephews and niece\ David and Jane, the children of 
my brother, George Merritt, and Elisha, son of my 
brother, William Merritt. I make my wife and my 
brother George, and my friend, Elisha Budd, executors. 

Dated at White Plains, in Rye, June 26, 1751. Wit- 
nesses,^ John Smith, Samuel Hunt, Henry Fowler. 
Proved, July 20, 1751. 

Page 411. In the name of God, Amen, June 11, 
1751, I, JOHN CONKLING, of the town of Southold, 
being sick. I leave to my wife Abigail the use of ^ 
of my lands and meadows, and a sufficiency of fire- 
wood, and the liberty of dwelling in which of my 
houses she pleaseth to live during her widowhood 
and no longer. And my wife is to have ^ of my 
stock and farming implements after the payment of 
debts, and the other f to my wife and my daughters, 
Anne and Abigail. I leave to my two daughters all 
my lands and meadows which I purchased, lying within 
the County of Suffolk. I make my brother, Henry 
Conkling, and my friend, Robert Hempstead, both of 
Southold, executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Conkling, 3d, Elizabeth Conkling, 
Joseph Conkling, Jr. Proved, June" 28, 1751, before 
Brinley Silvester. 

Page 412. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOSEPH 
BROWN, of the town of Southold, being weak in body. 



346 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEE 17. 

I leave to my wife Dorothy the use of all real estate 
during widowhood, except a piece of land lying on the 
north side of Oyster Ponds Neck, which I purchased 
of one Jedediah Fox, which I give to my son Joshua 
Brown. My executors are to sell all my lands lying 
to the west of one Stephen Sweezys land in the town 
of Brookhaven. I leave to my wife all movable estate, 
to dispose of among my children as she sees fit, except 
10 to my daughter Dorothy, and what remains un- 
disposed of by her is to go to my 4 youngest sons, ex- 
cept household goods, which, after her decease, I give 
to my daughters. The unmarried ones to have as 
much as those that are married have already received. 
I leave to my son Benjamin all my lands, meadows, 
and buildings, in the town of Southold, and he is to 
pay to my son Joshua .150. I leave to my son 
Joshua 150, to be paid by my wife out of my mova- 
ble estate as soon as she can conveniently do it. I 
leave to my son Joseph all my Great Lot of land in 
Brookhaven, called Lot No. 49, in the Great Division. 
I leave to my youngest sons, Selah and Jeremiah, all 
my lands, meadows, and buildings in Brookhaveu, ex- 
cept as above. I make my wife Dorothy, and my 
brother, Daniel Brown and my daughter Dorothy, ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated May 30, 1751. Witnesses, Henry Tuthill, 
John Terry, Jonathan Barber. Proved, July 16, 1751. 

Page 415. In the name of God, Amen, I, DAVID 
GAKDHSTEK, of the Isle of Wight, Gentleman, being sick 
and weak. I leave to my wife Mehetabel, the use of 
my home lot and buildings, in the town of East 
Hampton, which I purchased of Richard Shaw, so long 
as she continues my widow ; Also my riding chair and 
my chair horse, and one silver teapot, one bed and 
furniture, and the choice of my negro slaves. I leave 
to Mehetabel Burrows, who is the daughter of my 
wife, 30, and to Mary Burrows, 40. I leave to my 
son, John Gardiner, my Island, lying in the County of 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 347 

Suffolk, commonly called Gardiner's Island, and after 
his death, to his eldest son, and so to continue in a 
lineal descent of the male heirs of my body to the end 
of Time, To the end that the right of the said Island 
shall forever be vested in him that shall have the sir- 
name of Gardiner. I also leave to my son John 1 
yoke of oxen, 1 cow, 1 cart, 1 harrow and team tack- 
ling and 5. I leave to my son, David Gardiner, all 
my lands and real and personal estate in Connecticut^ 
and f of all my personal estate on my Island. I leave 
to my son, Abraham Gardiner, all my lands and tene- 
ments and real estate in East Hampton, and the team 
tackling and implements of husbandry, and two slaves, 
and the live stock. I leave to my daughters, Abigail 
and Hannah, ^ of my personal estate on my Island, and 
my linnen that is of domestic use in East Hampton. 
Of the remainder of my estate, after payment of debts 
and legacies, I leave to my son David, and to my 
two daughters. I make my sons David and Abraham 
executors. 

Dated May 16, 1751. Witnesses, John Bunnal, 
Elisha Davis, John Davis. Proved, July 23, 1751. 

[NOTE. David Gardiner was the fourth Proprietor 
of Gardiner's Island. He was born January 3, 1691. 
He was the last owner of the Island who could speak 
the Indian language. His son Abraham, known as 
Colonel Abraham Gardiner, was a very prominent citizen 
of East Hampton during the Revolution. He was 
born February 19, 1721, and married Mary, daughter 
of Nathaniel Smith, of the Patentship of Moriches, 
June 12, 1745. He died August 21, 1782. His home- 
stead is still standing in East Hampton. W. S. P.] 

Page 418. In the name of God, Amen, December 
28, 1749, I, HENRY BRASS, of Jamaica, in Queens 
County, yeoman, being in perfect mind. I leave all my 
estate, movable and immovable, to my wife Elizabeth, 
and I make her executor, with full power to sell. " I 
leave to my cousin (nepliew) Adam, the eldest son of 



348 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

my eldest brother, John Brass, to take away all claim 
or demand as heir at law, one cow, to be delivered, if 
demanded by him or his special order under his hand 
and seal." 1 doe in my lifetime, and with the consent 
of my wife, give to my cousin, William Pettitt, 2 acres 
of land where his house stands, fronting the street, and 
the length of the lot running north, and bounded west 
by Johanes Williamson. 

Witnesses, Philip Read, Johanes Snedeker, John 
Carlisle. Proved, August 21, 1751. 

Page 420. I, BENJAMIN HAVILAND, of the town of 
Oyster Bay, in Queens County, yeoman, being this 8 
day of June, 1751, weak in body. I leave to my wife 
Jane the choice of beds and bed furniture, and 6 dishes, 
3 platters, 6 plates, 3 iron pots, a brass kettle, 1 horse, 
2 cows, 10 sheep and 2 good swine, and all provisions 
of meat and bread corn for one year ; and then all my 
lands and the rest of my movable estate to be sold and 
turned into money by my executors. Of the proceeds, 
my wife is to have the use of ^, and the other f to be 
put at use for my children. And my executors are to 
bring up my children and to give them learning accord- 
ing to their circumstances. I leave to my eldest son 
Benjamin 10, when of age, and the rest to my children, 
John, Luke, Joseph, and Jane. I leave to my wife her 
riding saddle, and I make her and my brother, Luke 
Haviland, of Great Neck, in the town of Hempstead, 
and John Bergen, my cousin, of Jamaica, executors. 

Witnesses, John Cheshire, Jane Cornelius, Samuel 
Willis. 

Codicil, July 29, 1751. Confirms the above will and 
leaves to his wife 10. The executors are to sue all 
trespassers on the estate and to defend suits. 

Witnesses, Theodorus Colyer, John Cheshire, Samuel 
Willis. Proved, August 21, 1751. 

Page 424. In the name of God, Amen, I, PAUL 
MICHAUX, of Staten Island, being in perfect health. I 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 349 

leave to my wife Anne the interest on 500 for life, 
and a negro woman, and my riding chair and a good 
chair horse. I leave to my son, John Michaux, all that 
farm or plantation I now live on, and 33 acres of the 
woodland I lately bought of Mr. James Poillon, and all 
the salt meadow I have on Carls Neck, all being on 
Staten Island. I leave to my son Paul all that tract 
of land that I lately purchased of John Journey, which 
is of said Journey's Plantation, and adjoining to Ben- 
jamin Seaman's farm, with the salt meadow belonging 
to it, and 20 acres of woodland next adjoining, being 
the remaining part of that woodland I bought of the 
heirs of James Poillon ; I also give him 500. I leave 
to my daughter Catharine 500, and my negro girl. 
All the rest of my estate I leave to my 3 children, John, 
Paul, and Catharine. I make my wife and my trusty 
friend, Thomas Billop, and my two sons, executors. 
Date July 12, 1748. Proved, September 5, 1751. 

Page 427. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
WYTT, of New York, carpenter and joiner, August 12, 
1751. "My body is to be decently interred after the 
Church of England method." I leave to my wife all 
my personal and movable property and all household 
goods, and all my book debts and all my tools; Also 
the use of all houses and lands, for the better enabling 
her to bring up my small children, and I make her 
executor. (.Names of children not given.} 

Witnesses, Peter Kirby, Isaac Sard ant, Charles 
Johnson. Proved, August 30, 1751. 

Page 429. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
HULSE, of the town of Brookhaven, yeoman, being sick. 
I leave to my wife Deborah all household goods and 
furniture, and all my apparell and two best cows, and 
a black horse and side saddle, "in full recompense 
for all her right of dower;" Also the use of dwelling 
house and lands, except as otherwise given, so long as 
she remains my widow, or so long as my three sons 



350 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

shall continue to dwell with her ; Also a yoke of oxen 
and a cart. I leave to my eldest son, John Hulse, my 
now dwelling house in Brookhaven, and all that part 
of my home lot, to begin at my well and so to extend 
by the street fence half way to the corner of Nathaniel 
Satterly's land, and from said middle part to run east 
through the middle of my springs to a black oak tree 
growing in the corner of Benjamin Jones' land, being 
the north part of my home lot. I leave to my son 
Nehemiah the south part of my said home lot, adjoin- 
ing the land of Nathaniel Satterly. I leave to my son 
Joseph 3 lots of land, first, all my lot at a place called 
Newtown, in Brookhaven ; second, a lot of laud joining 
to Selah Strong's, in the old 10 acre division; third, all 
my lot joining to widow Smith's land at the upper end 
of Comsewog. I leave to my sons, John and Nehemiah, 
all my lot of land lying near Nassau Ridge, adjoining 
to the land of Ebenezer Hawkins, and two other lots 
adjoining to the land of Thomas Hulse, and at or near 
the lower end of Comsewog. I leave to my three sons 
all my meadows and upland at South, and of a lot of 
land adjoining to Paul Hulse in Coram Hills ; Also 
that piece of meadow which I purchased of Mr. Thomp- 
son, lying near Comsewog. I leave to my two daugh- 
ters, Ann and Jemima, 20 each w r hen of age. My 
executors are to sell all the rest of my movable estate 
at public vendue ; Also all that lot of land at Comse- 
wog, called Josiah's Lot ; and all that lot of land and 
swamp belonging to me at the Fire Place Neck, and 
all my lot at Coram adjoining the lands that formerly 
belonged to Enos Bishop, and of two lots in the East 
and West Divisions, lying between Connecticut^ River 
and Mr. Winthrop's line, And of another lot lying 
at Coram on the west side of the land of said Enos 
Bishop. From the proceeds of such sale all debts and 
funeral charges to be paid, and the rest to be put at 
use for my two daughters, Anne and Jemima. "My 
now dwelling house is to be repaired with 1000 shingles, 
and the rest with boards as may be needful, and new 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 351 

silled." My three sons are to be bound out to trades. 
I make my trusty friend, Benajah Strong, executor, and 
William Nicoll, Jr., overseer. 

Dated June 5, 1751. Witnesses, Nathaniel Satterly, 
Richard Floyd, Sr., Arthur Buchanan. Proved, July 
22, 1751. 

Page 432. In the name of God, Amen, June 6, 

1749. I, KKNDRICK Doww, of the Manor of Rensse- 
laerwyck, in the County of Albany, I leave to my 
eldest son, Volkert Dow, Jr., 5, in right of his Primo- 
geniture. I leave to my son Johanes, all my lands and 
tenements in the Manor of ,Rensselaerwyck, on the 
east side of Hudson river, to the north end of Paps- 
knees Island, Commonly called Kost Velooren (Lost 
crusf) ; Also all and singular my farm lands and tene- 
ments and low lands and meadow ground on the Island 
called Papsknees Island, with the sheep and horses, 
etc., an<i all my wearing apparell, and he is to pay all 
debts and legacies. I leave to my son Volkert 5, and 
75 more after my wife's decease. I leave to my 
daughter Doortie, wife of Jan Newkirk, 50. To my 
daughter Pretitie, w r ife of William Hogan, 60, and a 
negro woman. My daughter Neeltie is to live with 
my son Johanes, " and to have diet and lodgings free 
till married." I leave to my daughter Neeltie the island 
commonly called Kuypers Island, on the east side of 
Hudson river, by the island of Papskuees ; Also a 
silver tankard and cup and silver spoons, and house- 
hold stuff. All the rest of my lands I leave to my son 
Johanes, and my w r ife is to have the use of my lands 
and her support. I make my sons in law, Gerritt Van 
Bergen, Martin Van Bergen, and Petrus Van Bergen, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen, Jr., Hitchen 
Holland. Proved, April 12, 1751. 

Page 435. In the name of God, Amen, May 22, 

1750, I, Jomsr NEWBURY, of Flatbush, in Kings County, 
"Practitioner of Physick," being at present weak m 



352 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

body. I leave to my wife Elizabeth all houses and 
lands in Flatbush or elsewhere, during her life, and 
until my son Johanes comes of age, and then my wife 
is to have , and my son Johanes f. "My executors 
may sell all my doctors' medicines and doctors' books, 
and such other things as my wife may think good." I 
make my wife and my father in law, Adrian Hegeman 
and my friend, Bernard Vande water, executors. 

Witnesses, Peter Stryker, Cornelius Cornel, Jacob 
Stephens. Proved, September 24, 1751, before G. 
Clinton, Esq. 

Page 438. In the name of God, Amen. I, SUSANAH 
TULL, late of Jamaica, in the West Indies, but now of 
New York, widow, July 22, 1751, I leave to my 
nephew John, son of Joseph Miller, 100, out of a 
debt due to me from John Joyce, of Jamaica, the writ- 
ing for which is in the hands of Dr. William Webb, of 
Jamaica. I leave to my nephew, Jasper Gibb, 100. 
To my niece, Susanah Beckford, daughter of my sister 
Hannah, 100, also ^ of my apparell and plate, and a 
negro girl. I leave to my niece, Susanah Peudexter, 
daughter of my sister Elsie, 100, and a negro man. 
I leave to my sister Elsie, now or late the wife of John 
Pendexter, a negro man and a girl. I leave to my execu- 
tor 10, and money enough to pay him for his trouble. 
My house and two lots of land in Kingston, in Jamaica, 
and my other slaves, and all other personal estate I 
leave to my father, Joseph Miller, and my sister Elsie, 
'now or late of Portsmouth, at the neck, in the Colony 
of New Hampshire, eastward of Massachusetts Bay." 
And whereas they are a great distance from me, and it 
is unknown to me whether they be living, if either of 
them be dead, that part is to go to the other. My 
negro "Pegg "is to be set free. I make my loving friend, 
Captain Thomas Witter, of New York, with whom I 
now live, executor. 

Witnesses, John Man, Ennis Graham, John Alsop. 
Proved, August 26, 1751. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 353 

Page 441. In the name of God, Amen, I, MARY 
CROSBIE, of Jamaica, in Queens County, being sick. 
"My will is that my burial be attended with as little 
expense as. possible, and that no sort of liquor be pro- 
vided therefor." After the payment of debts and 
funeral expenses, I leave all the remainder of my estate 
to 'Rev. Mr. David Bostwick, Pastor of the Presby- 
terian Church in Jamaica, "by him to be laid out and 
expended in reprinting two small books of my own 
composing, with some additional papers, which are 
tyed up together in a Bundle with the said books and 
deposited in his hands ; all of which when printed are 
to be bound up in one volume octavo, and that the 
number of 100, or more if my estate will bear the 
expense, be well bound, and to be done within one year 
after my decease." "My executor is to deliver 5 
worth at the prime cost to the widow of John Peter 
Zenger, df New York, which I bequeath to her, and 
the remainder to be disposed of at the discretion of my 
executor, who is to have the profit." I appoint Rev. 
David Bostwick executor. 

Dated June 9, 1751. "Witnesses, Peter Smith, Ben- 
jamin Lawrence. Proved, August 26, 1751. 

[NOTE. Rev. David Bostwick was ordained October 
9, 1745. He was an able minister and highly esteemed. 
He received a call to New York and resigned his pas- 
toral relationship with the church in Jamaica, April 
13, 1756. He died in New York, November 12, 1763, 
in the 44th year of his age. W. S. P.] 

Page 443. Know all men by these Presents that 
I, JACOB TOWNSEND, of the town of Oyster Bay, being 
sick, this June 13, 1739. I leave to my wife Phebe, 
a negro woman and boy. I leave to my eldest son 
Samuel, " all the creatures already marked as his 
property." I leave to my son Benjamin, 1 yearling 
heifer, 3 sheep and a horse. I leave to my four sons, 
Samuel, Jacob, Benjamin, and James, " all my survey- 
ing instruments, and all my books of Art." I leave to 



354 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 17. 

my daughter Almy, a negro girl, and to each of my sons 
a saddle, and to my wife a saddle and bridle and half 
my movable estate. My executors are to sell the house 
and lands in Hempstead which I had of Abel Smith, 
and the money is to be used to pay debts. I leave to 
my wife my house, barn, and orchards adjacent to my 
dwelling house, and the two fields on which they 
stand, being partly on the east side of the highway, 
opposite to my house, and partly on the west side, and 
^ my meadow at South, and the privilege of my wood- 
land for fencing and firewood, while she remains my 
widow. I leave to my 4 sons all my lands and mead- 
ows, except what I have ordered to be sold. My 
son Samuel is to have the house, barn, orchard, and 
improvements, that my father, James Townsend, died 
seized of. I leave to my youngest son James, my 
house and lands and orchard, where my house standeth, 
bounded south and west by highways, and east by 
William Seaman, north by Richard Willetts ; Also the 
piece of land west of my house, bounded east and 
north by highways, south and west by James Doty, 
and a lot called the Buckwheat fields. I make my 
wife and my sons Samuel and Jacob, executors. 

Witnesses, Nathaniel Townsend, Jacob Seaman, 
Zebulon Seaman, Samuel Willis. Proved, September 
9, 1751. 

Page 449. In the name of God, Amen, I, HENRY 
GEORGE, of New York, being at present sick. My ex- 
ecutors are to sell all estate. I leave to my wife 
Hannah, 100. I leave to Cornelius and Mary, the 
children of Mr. John Richards by my deceased sister 
Hannah, 50 each when of age. All the rest of my 
property I leave to my three children, Jacob, Hannah, 
and Thomas. I make Richard Nicholls, Esq., Post- 
master, and Mr. John Richards, executors. 

Dated April 15, 1751. Witnesses, John Trotter, 
Peter Dubois, Lambert Moore. Proved, May 25, 
1751. 

End of Liber 17. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 355 



Page 1. In the name of God, Amen, I, FREDERICK 
PHILLIPSE, of New York, Esq., being in .tolerable 
health of body, and of sound and perfect mind. 
Whereas my late uncle, Adolph Phillipse, and Jaco- 
bus Van Cortlandt, formerly purchased in fee simple 
of John Rich bell, a certain tract of land situate in 
Mamaroneck in Westchester County ; and afterward 
my uncle Jacobus Van Cortlandt sold his interest in 
the same to the said Adolph Phillipse, which, by his 
death, is come to me as his heir at law, I bequeath 
the same to my eldest son, Frederick Phillipse, except 
so much thereof as may interfere or run over Bronx 
river, into the manor of Phillipsburgh on the west side 
of Bronx river, and shall be deemed a part of said 
manor. *^A11 of the said manor of Phillipsburgh, as 
now in my possession, and all that tract of land in 
Westchester county on the east side of Hudson river, 
and bounded to the north by a creek, or river com- 
monly called by the Indians, Kichtawank, and by the 
English as Knotons, or Krotons river, and so east into 
the woods along the said creek or river, two English 
miles, and from thence upon a direct line to Bronx 
river, and so running southward along the said Bronx 
river, as it runs until a direct west line cutteth the 
south side of a neck or Island of land, at a creek or 
kill, called Papariniman, which divides York Island 
from the Main, and so along the said creek or kill as 
it runs to Hudson's river, and continues dividing the 
said York Island from the main, and so from thence 
to the northward along Hudson river, until it comes 
to the creek or river called Kichtawank or Knotons, 
or Kroton's river (excepting the farm in the possession 
of William Jones, hereafter devised), and the bridge 
called Kings bridge, and all the fees, perquisites and 
tolls thereof; Also all my salt meadow in Orange 
County joining Hudson river, between the said river 



356 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

and the main land, And all that house and lot of 
ground on Dock street in New York, now in possession 
of William Hamersley, and all that lot of ground fac- 
ing Duke street in the rear of the said house and lot 
of ground ; Also the house and lot of ground where 
John Pintard lately lived, and is now in possession of 
William Hamersley, or his son ; And also all that 
dwelling house, store house, and lot of ground, situate 
in Stone street, in New York, now in the possession of 
my son in law, Beverley Robinson. All these I be- 
queath to the use of my eldest son, Frederick Phillipse, 
during his life, and after his death to his first born son 
and to his heirs male in succession forever. Out of 
the rents of the said manor of Phillipsburgh there 
shall be reserved the sum of 400, to be laid out by 
my executors towards erecting and building a Church 
of England, as by Law Established, on the farm near 
and to the northward of the house now T in possession 
of William Jones, Sr., upon the Saw Mill river ; unless 
I shall build and erect the same during my life. And 
I devise all the said farm now in tenure of said Will- 
iam Jones, with all the buildings, to all my children 
and their heirs, in trust for the use of such ministers 
of the Church of England as shall from time to time 
be admitted and inducted in said church, and so to 
remain forever as a Glebe for said church. 

Whereas there is a large tract of land on the east 
side of Hudson's river which by Letters Patent dated 
June 17, 1697, was granted to my said uncle, Adolph 
Phillipse, and bounded as therein mentioned, and is 
commonly known by the name of Mr. Phillipse's Up- 
per or Highland Patent, and which is now vested in 
me as his heir-at-law, I leave of it to my eldest 
daughter Susannah, wife of Mr. Beverley Robinson, and 
to the heirs of her body for ever ; and to my second 
daughter, Mary Phillipse, and to the heirs of her body 
for ever; and to my youngest daughter Margaret, 
and the heirs of her body forever ; and to my son, 
Philip Phillipse, and to the heirs of his body for ever. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 357 

And whereas I promised to give to my son Philip 
2,000 upon his marriage, which I have accordingly 
paid to him ; and whereas I also promised to give to 
my daughter Susannah 2,000 as a marriage portion, 
which I have since paid to her husband, the said Mr. 
Beverley Robinson ; now my will is that the like sum 
of 2,000 shall be paid to each of my two other daugh- 
ters, Mary and Margaret, upon their marriage, provided 
it be with the consent of my wife Joanna, if living. I 
bequeath to my daughter Susannah all that my dwell- 
ing house, gang way, and lot of ground where I now 
live, to her and her heirs for ever. I leave to my 
daughter Mary all that my dwelling house and lot 
where Mr. David Clarkson lately lived, being the cor- 
ner of Stone street, to her and her heirs forever. I 
leave to my daughter Margaret all that house and lot 
bounded, south by Mr. John Chambers, west by high- 
water mark, north partly by an alley and partly by 
the house and lot of Bartholomew Le Roux, and east 
partly by his ground and partly by the Broadway, to 
her and her heirs. I leave to my son Philip all my 
dwelling house where my uncle, Adolph Phillipse 
" lived and dyed in," and the store house, lot of ground 
and gang way thereto belonging ; to him and his heirs 
and assigns for ever. I leave to my son, Frederick 
Phillipse, all my corner house, fronting the Broadway 
and Stone street, and the house and lot of ground 
where John R - now lives ; Also my store house 
and lot fronting New street, and the store houses front- 
ing on Broad street, adjoining the said lot. I leave to 
my wife Joanna my coach house in New street during 
her life. I leave to my son Frederick, all my stock and 
utensils for the mills, and all my negroes belonging to 
both my farms, at the upper and lower mills, except 
my negro boy Charles, whom I leave to my wife Jo- 
anna. I also leave to my wife Joanna, 400 yearly out 
of the rents of the Manor. All the rest of my estate I 
leave to all my children. I make my wife Joanna, and 
my son Philip, and my son-in-law, Beverley Robinson, 



358 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

executors, and my daughters, Mary and Margaret, when 
of age. 

Dated June 6, 1751. "This will being written on 
three sheets of paper, each sheet being signed by the 
testator." Witnesses, Joseph Murray, William Living- 
ston, James Emott. 

Codicil. I leave to my wife Joanna, 500 annually, 
and. also the use of my garden next to the coach house. 
After her decease the coach house and garden are to 
be sold by my executors and the proceeds divided 
among all my children. I leave my negro boy Charles 
to my son Frederick. I leave the dwelling house, gang 
way, and lot of ground whereon I now live, to my wife 
Joanna for life, and then to my daughter Susannah, 
wife of Beverley Robinson. Certain negroes are left 
to his children, and a negro to his grand daughter Jo- 
hanah, daughter of Susannah Robinson. My son Fred- 
erick is to furnish to my wife Joanna, " 50 cords of good 
walnut wood annually, and corn and meal sufficient for 
the family ; to be delivered at the water side in the city 
of New York." He also leaves several negroes to his 
wife, and names 30 negroes left to his son Frederick. 

Dated July 22, 1751. Witnesses, Joseph Murray, 
Samuel Bayard, John Rypel, William Livingston. 
Proved, October 14, 1751. " 

[NOTE. Frederick Phillipse was the grand son of 
Frederick Flypsen, the richest man in New Amster- 
dam. His father, Philip Phillipse, died on the Island 
of Barbadoes, in 1700, and Frederick Phillipse was 
born there in 1698. He married Joanna, the youngest 
daughter of Governor Anthony Brockholst. She sur- 
vived her husband, and was killed by a fall from her 
carriage on the Highland estate. Frederick Phillipse 
was Judge of the Supreme Court, and held many high 
positions, and was one of the wealthiest men of his day. 
He died July 26, 1751, aged 53. His son Frederick 
was the last Lord of the Manor of Phillipseburgh. He 
was born September 12, 1720, and died in Chester, 
England, April 30, 1785. All his property was con- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 359 

fiscated and sold after the Revolution. The Highland 
Patent, granted to his uncle, Adolph Phillipse, is now 
Putnam County, N. Y. The houses and lots on Dock 
street are now Nos. 65-67 Pearl street, New York, and 
the lots in the rear, fronting Stone street. These were 
sold by the Commissioners of Forfeitures after the 
Revolution, and No. 67 was for many years owned by 
Governor George Clinton. The house and lot where 
Frederick Phillipse lived, and which he left to Susan- 
nah Robinson, are on the north side of Stone street, 
about 75 feet east of Broadway. This and the corner 
house on Broadway, left to his son Frederick, were also 
confiscated and sold. The house and lot left to Mary 
Phillipse is the south corner of Stone street and Broad- 
way. She married Colonel Roger Morris. The house 
and lot left to his daughter Margaret, is now No. 25 
Broadway, and is part of the " Stevens House." The 
lot is 54 ifeet south of Morris street. She died a young 
girl, in 1752, and it fell to her eldest brother, Frederick 
as heir-at-law. The house and lot left to his son Philip 
Phillipse, where " his uncle, Adolph Phillipse, lived and 
died," is now No. 68 Pearl street. The stores and lots 
on New street and Broad street are north of Beaver 
street. The " 50 cords of walnut wood," to be fur- 
nished yearly to his w T idow, shows the cost of main- 
taining a first-class establishment with fuel at that time. 
The remains of Frederick Phillipse were buried at the 
old Dutch Church at Tarrytown, built by his father. 
The lot left for a u church of England " upon Saw- 
mill river is the present Episcopal Church at Yonkers. 
-W. S. P.] 

Page 9. " I, RICHARD BRADLEY, His Majestys At- 
torney-General for the Province of New York, though 
not in perfect health, yet being of sound mind, and 
may God be praised, considering the uncertainty of 
life, do therefore (by permission of the infinitely Great 
and glorious Divine being, the Original Cause of all 
things) make this my last will." I leave to all my 



360 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

creditors in England, all my land which I purchased 
of Mr. John Tudor and his wife, situate in Albany 
County, being -J^ part of the very large tract called 
the Patent of Kaiaderossera, the said -fa part being 
supposed to contain upwards of 20,000 acres ; Also 
the produce of all mines and minerals which I reserved 
(except in my lands on the Oblong). If any overplus 
remain after the payment of debts, it is to go to all 
my children. I leave all my right and interest in and 
to a certain messuage and lands in the Parish of Old 
Swinford, in the County of Worcester, England, now 
in possession of Joan Boucher, as life tenant, to my 
wife Elizabeth, and my son George, and after the 
death of Joan Boucher, they are to sell the same and 
divide ,500 of the proceeds among all our children, in 
such portions as my wife shall direct ; in lieu of such 
of my lands in England which were settled on my said 
wife and our children by our marriage writings, and 
which with our household goods and furniture she, at 
my request, joined in the sale of for the payment of 
some of my debts in England before we came to 
America. The rest is to be paid to the poorest of my 
creditors in England, which are most in need.. And 
whereas by Indenture tripartite, dated August 22, 
1709, between me and my wife, and Richard Sambach 
and Francis Clotts, of Worcester, certain lands were 
settled for 99 years, and the reversion left to my wife 
with power to sell and pay all just debts, she is to per- 
form the same. All the remainder of my personal and 
real estate I leave to all my children (not named). 
I make my wife Elizabeth executor. 

Dated January 31, in the 22 year of King George 
II., 1749. Witnesses, Richard Nicholls, Amos Pain, 
Joseph Webb, Jr. Proved, October 5, 1751. 

[NOTE. Among the lands owned by Richard Bradley, 
were several tracts in the Highland mountains, op- 
posite Peekskill. Among them was the mountain called 
Bear Hill, and justly described as "a rugged and 
mountainous tract."- -W. S. P.] 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 361 

Page 12. In the name of God, Amen, August 24, 
1751, I, JOHN DISBROW, JR., of the town of Rye, in 
Westchester County, " calling to mind the condition of 
this state of frailty." After payment of debts and 
legacies I leave all the rest of my estate to my two 
well beloved sisters, Sarah, wife of Roger Park, Jr., 
and Anne Disbrow. I leave to my sister, Anne Dis- 
brow, my negro boy, " Harry," or in case of any dis- 
pute whether he belongs to me, the value of the said 
boy is to be given to her. I leave to Anne, the daugh- 
ter of Hannah Ferris, 100, when of age. I made my 
sister Anne, and my trusty friend, Ebenezer Kempton, 
executors. 

Witnesses, J. Wetraore, Hannah Carman, Susannah 
Leveridge. Proved, October 12, 1751. 

Page 14. In the name of God, Amen, December 
15, 1749, I, JOHN DISBROW [SR.] of the town of Rye 
in Westchester County, yeoman, being very infirm and 
weak. I leave to my son John (after the death of his 
mother, my present wife, Sarah Disbrow), all my 
houses, lands, and buildings and rights of land in Rye, 
or elsewhere, " reserving the middle back room for my 
daughter, Anne Disbrow, after the death of her 
mother, with freedom of passing and repassing, so 
long as she remains single." I leave. to my wife Sarah 
the use of of all lands and meadows and woodland, 
and ^ of my houses, cellars, and tenements ; Also the 
price of my negro woman and child (now sold) which 
was 70. I leave to my son John my sorrell young 
horse, and my carts, sleds, plows, and oxen, and all 
utensils, and a negro boy. My executors are to pay my 
daughter, Anne Disbrow, the full value equal to that 
my daughter, Sarah, wife of Roger Park, Jr., has had. 
I also leave to my wife Sarah the same value, also my 
young brown mare, and a negro man. I leave the rest 
of my estate to my wife and to my two daughters. I 
make my wife Sarah, and my friends, Cornelius Flamen 
and Ebenezer Kniffen, both of Rye, executors. 



362 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Talmage, Gabriel Carman, 
Samuel Kniffen. Proved, before Samuel Purdy, Esq., 
October 12, 1751. 

Page 16. In the name of God, Amen, November 14, 
1746, I, JOSEPH SMITH, of Hempstead, in Queens 
County, being sick and weak. All my debts are to be 
paid. I leave to my four daughters, Hannah, Mary, 
Sarah, and Elizabeth 200 each ; also a feather bed 
and furniture. I leave to my daughter Phebe 107. 
I leave to my son Joseph a negro man called " Cor- 
asse." I leave to my 4 sons, Joseph, Benjamin, Rich- 
ard, and James, all my lands, houses, and buildings in 
Hempstead, and all the rest of my estate. I make my 
brother, John Smith, and my son Richard, and my 
daughter Hannah, executors. 

Witnesses, Timothy Smith, Charles Peters, Susauah 
Smith, Micah Smith. Proved, September 23, 1751. 

Page 18. In the name of God, Amen, September 
12, 1751, I, JOHN BRUNDAGE, of North Castle, in 
Westch ester County, being very sick. I leave to my 
w r ife Mary the use of my house and lands, where I now 
live, until my son Thomas is of age. After payment 
of debts and funeral charges, I leave to my son Thomas 
all my house and lands where I now live. But if my 
wife should be with child, if it be a son and live, the 
estate is to be divided between them. I leave to my 
daughters, Mary, Marianne, and Tamar, 15 each. If 
my wife should have a daughter, my son Thomas is to 
pay her 10. I make my wife Mary and my brother 
in law, Jonathan Baker, executors. 

Witnesses, John Green, Caleb Fowler. Proved, Oc- 
tober 21, 1751. 

Page 20. In the name of God, Amen, September 
24, 1751, I, SAMUEL PRIOR, of Richmond County, yeo- 
man, being very sick. After payment of all debts, I 
leave to Peter Prior all my wearing apparel. I leave 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 363 

to my brother, John Prior, 5 shillings. I leave to my 
sister Hannah, and to Samuel Prior and James Prior, 
each -^ of the remainder. I leave to my friend Winant 
Winants all my real estate, lands and movables, to sell 
and dispose of as he shall think proper to pay legacies, 
" and to put the children out till they come of age." 
And I make him arid Israel Dischaison, executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Rickhow, Thomas Johnson, Mat- 
thew Sharp. Proved, October- 31, 1751. 

Page 22. In the name of God, Amen, August 1, 
1750, I, SAMUEL WILSON, of Greenwich, Fairfield 
County, Connecticut, carpenter. I leave to my wife 
Susariah a negro wench " Rose," and ^ of my pots and 
kettles and kitchen utensils, and my best bed and 20, 
and her choice of rooms in my dwelling house, and fire- 
wood pif my farm and the use of two cows. I leave to 
my soli Samuel all that my farm which I bought of 
David Brundige, where his dwelling house now stands ; 
Also the land I bought of Thomas and John Lyon 
thereto adjoining, with part of a lot I bought of John 
Purdey, all Joining together, bounded south by land 
formerly of John Taylor, east by Byram river, north 
by my own land, where now stands a cross fence, be- 
ginning at a bend in said river and running west up 
hill to a tree, and thence west on a straight line to 
King street, near a bend in John Stockhams fence ; 
thence south along King street to the first bounds ; 
Also % of my right in the ferry from Rye to Oyster 
Bay, and a negro boy and 50. I leave to my son 
Joseph all my home lot and land on the west side of 
Byram river, with the house, buildings, and improve- 
ments, except the room left to my wife ; Also two 
other lotments of land, one lying at a place called By- 
ram Ridge, and the other at a place called Blind Brook, 
however bounded ; and he is to pay to his brother Will- 
iam 100 when he is of age ; I also leave him a negro 
boy and ^ of my right in the ferry. I leave to my son 
William all my right in all the laud I have on the east 



364 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

side of Byram river above the Country road in Green- 
wich, both divided and undivided, and ^ of my right 
in the ferry ; Also a negro girl. I leave to my eldest 
daughter Susanah one lotraent of land in King street 
adjoining the land of David Kniffin in Rye, bounded 
east by the Kings road, and on all other sides by land 
of David Kniffin ; Also a negro girl. I leave to my 
daughter Mary a negro girl and .10, which is due to 
me from Roger Lyon. All the rest of my movable 
estate I leave to my two daughters. I make my trusty 
friend, Rev. James Wetmore, of Rye, and my wife 
Sarah, and my two sons, Samuel and Joseph, executors. 

Witnesses, Lazarus Scott, Jabez Sherwood, John 
Purdy. Proved, before Samuel Purdy, Esq., November 
25, 1751. 

[NOTE. The lands of the testator evidently lay both 
in New York and Connecticut. Lazarus Scott, one of 
the witnesses, was a son of Captain Jeckoniah Scott of 
Southampton, Suifolk County. W. S. P.] 

Page 25. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
McEvERS, of New York, merchant, being weak in body, 
this 28 of April, 1751. "As to my body, I desire it 
may be buried in my vault in Trinity Church yard, by 
the side of my late beloved wife, Catharine McEvers." 
I leave to my son William 500, and to my son Charles 
and my daughter Mary each <500 ; for I have given to 
my sons John and James, and my daughter, Catharine 
Bayard, each 500 already. All the rest of my estate, 
real and personal, I leave to all my children, except the 
share of my son William, which is to be paid when my 
executors think proper and not before, "in order that 
his share of my estate may not be embezzled by him 
but preserved for his lawful heirs." " But the 500 is 
to be paid to him immediately." And whereas my late 
wife Catharine and myself did sign a deed for all such 
land as did come to her by right of her father, to be 
divided among all our children, my son John is not to 
take any advantage of his brothers and sisters. And 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 365 

whereas my 300 acres of land at Rocky Hill is given 
to my son William by his uncles, Andrew Van Home, 
and Abraham Van Home, my wife and myself, he is 
to put it into my general estate, and that all my wife 
did inherit from her father, Mr. John Van Home, shall 

> among all my children. The house that Mr. Judah 
ays lives in is not to be divided, for it was given to 
my son John by his grandfather. In respect of my 
present wife Catharine, late widow of Peter Cock, I 
give her 50 yearly for life. I leave to my daughter 
Catharine Bayard, the house Mr. James Creighton lives 
in, for life and then to her eldest child ; and she is to 
be charged 350. I give to my daughter, Mary Me- 
Evers, the house, yard, and premises where Mr. John 
French lives, next to Mr. Joseph Reader, for her life 
and then, to her heirs, and she is to be charged '250. 
All the rest of my lands in New York and New Jersey 
are to be sold by my executors, with all convenient 
speed. Whereas my brother in law, Cornelius Van 
Home, son and heir of John Van Home, did assign on 
October 5, 1750, a deed for lands purchased by his 
father from Mary Stout, wife and attorney of Herman 
Stout, for a tract of 607 acres of land in Middlesex 
County, New Jersey, near Millstone river, to be sold 
by me for the use of our niece and cousin, Catharine 
Van Home, daughter of Andrew Van Home, my 
executors are to execute the same. I make my sons, 
John, James, and Charles, and my daughters, Catharine 
and Mary, executors. 

Witnesses, Archibald Fisher, Isaac Goelet, Henry C. 
Bogart. Proved, November 28, 1751. 

[NOTE. See will of John Van Home, in Liber 3 of 
this series, page 262. The house and lot of John Van 
Home, was on the south side of Pearl street, two lots 
east of Frawnces Tavern W S. P.] 

Page 28. In the name of God, Amen, I, SARAH 
TITUS, widow of Silas Titus, of Newtown in Queens 
County, "being but in a low and weak condition.' 3 



366 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER IS. 

After payment of debts and funeral charges, T leave to 
my two daughters, Sarah Cornish and Susanah Fur- 
man, 5 each. I leave to Benjamin Moore, son of 
Sarah Cornish, my bed and my gun and chest and 
W. I leave to my grand son, Edward Cornish, 5, 
"for to school him, to be put out at use." I give the 
sum of 5 to the Presbyterian Society of Newtown, 
u to be for their use to the end of Time," and to be 
paid to the Elders within two years. I leave to my 
grand daughter, Susanah Titus, daughter of Edward 
Titus, my Great Bible. All the rest of my estate I 
leave to the 3 daughters of Sarah Cornish and to the 3 
sons of Susanah Furman. I make my trusty friends, 
Jonathan Hunt and Philip Edsall, executors. 

Dated December 2, 1749. Witnesses, Edward 
Titus, Thomas Edsall, Daniel Davis. Proved, October 
26, 1751. 

Page 30. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
TEN BROECK, of Poghkepsie, in Duchess County, shop 
keeper, being sick. I leave to my wife Hannah the 
use of all niy personal estate so long as she remains my 
widow. If she marries, then 10 are to be paid to my 
son Hendricus, and all the rest of my estate is to go to 
my wife Sarah and my two children, Sarah and Hen- 
dricus. I make my wife Hanna and my brothers in 
law, Henry Fithian and Tobias Stoutenburgh, exec- 
utors. 

Dated October 13, 1746. Witnesses, I. Elmendorph, 
Bartholemew Crannell. Proved, October 26, 1751. 

Page 31. In the name of God, Amen, March 1, 175-J-, 
I, HENDEICK VAN DYCK, " of the Yellow Hook, in the 
town of Brookland, in Kings County, being at present 
in good health. I leave to my wife Engeltie the use 
of the dwelling house and kitchen where I now live, 
and the use of the garden and well, and the use of my 
best bed and furniture, and a cupboard and 10 
yearly. " Also, a negro girl and negro man, and suffi- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 367 

cient fire wood and bread corn, and all necessary things 
for comfortable support, and three cows and household 
goods to keep house with so long as she continues my 
widow and bears my name, and no longer." I leave to 
my eldest son Hendrick 3 for his birthright. I give 
to my son, Hendrick Van Dyck, of the Raritan, in New 
Jersey, all that my farms or Plantations whereon he 
now lives, in New Jersey, containing 200 acres, with 
all buildings, and he is to pay 100 to my executors. 
I leave to my son, John Van Dyck, all my farm or 
plantation where I now live in Kings County, with all 
buildings, and he shall pay to my executors 600. I 
leave to my daughter Gertruy, the now wife of James 
Robinson, 200, and.I leave to her daughter Janettie 
a gold ring. I leave to the children of Philip Van 
Arstate^and his wife, my late daughter Jannettie, de- 
ceased, 200 (names not giv&ti). 1 leave to the child 
(not named) of my daughter Tryntie, deceased, late 
the wife of Tunis Denise, 150. I leave to my daugh- 
ter Maria, wife of Geritt Boerum, 200. I leave to my 
son John my best wagon and my Great Dutch Bible. 
I leave to my grand son Hendrick, son of my son 
John, my gun. I leave to my son John a negro 
woman and negro man, and he is to pay 100. My 
executors are to sell all the rest of personal estate, and 
after paying legacies the rest to be divided among my 
children, Hendrick, John, Gertruy, and Maria. I 
make my wife Elizabeth and my son in law, James 
Robinson, and my friend John Griggs, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Barrie, Dirck Bergen, Adrian 
Hegeman. Proved, October 30, 1751. 

Page 35. In the name of God, Amen, I, DAVID 
SAMMIS, of Hunttington, in Suffolk County, being in 
sound mind. I will and order that my son David 
shall pay all debts and 16 to my daughters. I give to 
my son David my dwelling house and land adjoining 
and my barn, and my land and meadow on that side 
of the highway, and all my lands on Tredwells Plain, 



368 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

and all my meadow on the south side of Nassau Island, 
" and my Great Bible and my fire lock musquet." I 
reserve the upper and lower western rooms in my house 
for any of my daughters that shall remain single to 
dwell in, and the use of the garden and cellar. All 

--m^% ^ 

my lands in the Eastern Purchase and the rest of the 
movable estate are to be sold by my executors and the 
money divided among my daughters (not named}. I 
make Joseph Whitman and Jeremiah Wood executors. 
Dated April 8, 1750. Witnesses, Zophar Platt, Jos- 
eph Stratton, John Taylor. Proved, October 18, 1751. 

Page 37. "And the said ROBERT MILLER, being 
mindful of the uncertainty of life." I give to my lov- 
ing friends, Henry Buchanan and William Brayson, 
mariners, all my wearing apparell and goods, and all 
the rest of my estate. 

Dated August 30, 1747. Witnesses, Edward Black- 
well, John Montravers. Proved, November 19, 1751. 

Page 38. In the name of God, Amen, January 26, 
175^, I, JACOB BAKER, of Staten Island, yeoman, be- 
ing sick. I leave to my wife Rebecca, the use of all my 
estate and lands, " she making no waste or destruction " 
until my son Nicholas is of age ; and after that she is 
to have the use of the best room in the house, and 
firewood, and the improvement of | of my estate dur- 
ing her widowhood, and the best bed, arid Great Look- 
ing Glass, and the large cupboard. I leave to my son 
Nicholas the whole of my homestead, containing about 
60 acres, with my horses and wagons, "and a silver 
tankard and six silver spoons left in pledge by John 
Post, of Hanover, for the sum of 12; " But if the 
owners redeem them, then he is to have the money. I 
also give him six silver spoons, marked J. B. R., and 
my furniture, and a bond of 20 against Ephraim 
Baker ; also cows and saddles and bridles. The rest 
of movables I give to my daughter Catharine, wife of 
John Lawrence. I make my son executor. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 3G9 

Witnesses, Mathias De Hart, Richard Sanders, Rob- 
ert Ogden. Proved, November 20, 1751. 

Page 40. In the name of God, Amen, I, JANE GIL- 
BERT, of New York, being weak in body. I leave to 
my son Thomas and my daughter Jane, the dwelling 
house and lot where I now live. I leave to my son 
Thomas my large silver tankard, and silver mugg, and 
six silver spoons, and a silver peper box " and a pair of 
French plate candle sticks," and my furniture. I 
leave to my daughter Jane a negro wench and her two 
children. I make Colonel Peter Schuyler, of New Jer- 
sey, and Richard Nicholls, of New York, and my chil- 
dren, Thomas and Jane, executors. 

Dated September 14, 1751. Witnesses, Samuel 
Auchmuty, B. Nicoll, Anne Haddon. Proved, No- 
vember 1, 1751. 

Page 41. Know all men by these Presents, that I, 
PETER MONTFORT, of Oyster Bay, yeoman, this June 
28, 1751, being very sick, " and not knowing how soon 
my final change may come.' 1 I leave to my wife Mar- 
garet one of the best beds in my house with full furnit- 
ure, and a cupboard, round table, brass kettle, a look- 
ing glass and new side saddle, " and a Tea kettle, pott 
and tackling or furniture of cups and saucers." My 
executors have authority to sell all houses and lands at 
discretion. I leave to my son Gerritt o, and I leave 
of the remainder of the proceeds to my son Gerritt 
and my daughter Dorothy when of age. " My children 
shall be brought up in general with schooling suffi- 
cient for them." The other ^ I leave to my wife. I 
make my father, Jacobus Montfort, and my brother, 
Joost Montfort, executors. 

Witnesses, Joost Durye, Willemptie Durye, Samuel 
Willis. Proved, November 1, 1751. 

Page 43. In the name of God, Amen, I, ABRAHAM 
FINCHER, of New York, joiner. I leave to my eldest 



370 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

son Abraham all my carpenter tools, and my Large 
Bible and my wearing apparell. I leave to my youngest 
son William my gun, sword, and cartridge box. All 
my houses and lands and the rest of my personal es- 
tate are to be sold by my executors at public vendue, 
and the proceeds paid to my sons Abraham and Will- 
iam, and my daughter, Catharine Ransley. The shares 
of my sons are to be put at interest till they are of age. 
I make William Cook and Lambert Moore, execu- 
tors. 

Dated July 7, 1750. Witnesses, John Chambers, 
James Emott, Augustus Van Cortlandt. Proved, De- 
cember 2, 1751. 

Page 45. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
EASON, of New York, mariner. I leave to my wife 
Catharine all my estate, real and personal, during her 
life, and then to Mary Shurman, only daughter of 
John Shurman, deceased, "issue of my present wife, 
Catharine Eason." I make my wife and Mr. John 
Groesbach executors (not dated). 

Witnesses, Theophilus Ellsworth, Ann Man. Proved, 
December 2, 1751, upon affidavit of Theophilus Ells- 
worth, of New York, and Ann Man, of Bergen County, 
New Jersey. The latter deposes that " she remembers 
that John Easoii went to sea as Commander of a 
private vessell of War, from New York, in November, 
1747, and that he executed the will about three weeks 
or a month before his departure." John Man and 
Isaac Man were appointed administrators December 2, 
1751, Catharine Eason and John Groesbach being both 
deceased. 

Page 47. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOSEPH 
STRATTON, of the Town of Hunttington. All debts to 
be paid by my executors. I leave to my wife Elizabeth 
a bed and furniture and 20, and the use of all lands 
and meadows and buildings (except 8 acres, given to 
my son Joseph) so long as she continues my widow. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 371 

" I leave to my son Joseph that piece of land, being 
about \ of an acre, at the west end of my home lot, 
where his tan vat is fixed ; " Also 8 acres of my field 
called the Old Field, on the north side thereof; Also 
\ of a 100 right in the Commons of Hunttington. I 
leave to my son John 20 acres of land in the Eastern 
Purchase, in the second tier of Lots, and 10 acres on 
the Plains, "east of the new found pond," joined on the 
east to the land laid out to the right held by Eliphalet 
Jarvis. I leave to my son Stephen \ of that meadow 
lot at the south end which I bought of William Jarvis; 
Also all the land I have southward upon the plains. 
" lying north f)f the road called Sabbath day path, 1 ' and 
60 acres joining on the east side of the land laid out to 
the right formerly held by Eliphalet Jarvis, on the 
plains, between Dicks Hills, and Cow Harbur, south 
path; Also ^ of a 100 right in the Commons. I leave 
to my son Cornelius my lot of land on which I now 
dwell, with all the buildings, And the north half of 
the meadow lot I bought of William Jarvis, And all 
the south part of my Old Field (except the 8 acres 
given to my son Joseph) ; Also 4 acres of wood land 
on the north east corner of that tract of land commonly 
called the Young Orchard, And ^ of a 100 right in the 
Commons. All the rest of my movable estate I leave 
to my daughters Rebecca, Martha, and Ann, and to my 
grand daughter, Ruth Bryan, daughter of my daughter, 
Elizabeth Bryan, deceased. I make my brother, Samuel 
Stratton, and Thomas Conkling executors. 

Dated July 3, 174^. Witnesses, Hezekiah Rogers, 
David Sarnmis, Jr., Jonathan Jarvis. 

Codicil. September 12, 1751. Whereas I have 
bought a certain parcel of land, it is to be sold by my 
executors. 

Witnesses, John Satterly, Gilbert Potter. Proved, 
December 3, 1751. 

Page 49. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
PARCELL, of Barn Island, yeoman, being indisposed. I 



372 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEE 18. 

leave to my wife Leah the use of all the Plantation 
on which I now live, and my two negro men and two 
negro wenches, and stocks of cattle and horses and 
utensils and the best bed and 6 yearly. I leave to 
my son Thomas the choice of my horses for his birth 
right. I leave to my daughter Christina, wife of Mar- 
tinus Bogart, a negro boy, and to my daughter Leah, 
wife of Elias Brevoort, a negro girl. I leave to my 
daughter Janettie and to my daughter Hanattie, each 
a negro girl. Also a negro girl to my daughter Altie, 
and to my grand daughter, Beelitie Bogart. I leave to 
my son Nicholas a negro girl, and my unmarried 
daughters are to have as good an out set as the rest 
have had. After my wife's decease I leave to my son 
Thomas the Plantation on which I live, and he is to 
pay 600 to the rest of my children. All the rest of 
my estate I leave to my children, Thomas, John, Nich- 
olas, Christina, wife of Martinus Bogart, Leah, wife of 
Elias Brevoort, Janettie, Hanettie, Altie, and to my 
grand daughter, Beelitie Bogart. Thirty pounds are to 
be taken from my grand daughter's share, which her 
mother had. I make my son Thomas, and my son in 
law, Elias Brevoort, and my kinsman Abraham Ryckers, 
Jr., executors. 

Dated June 17, 1751. Witnesses, Margarettie 
Ryckers, Altie Rykers, Cornelius Berrien, Jr. 
Proved, December 8, 1751. 

Page 52. I, ZEBULON DICKENSON, of the town of 
Oyster Bay, being sick, I leave to my wife Mary a 
negro girl and 100, and the use of 1 of my real estate 
w 7 hile she remains my widow, and no longer. After 
my wife's decease, I leave all my estate to my two 
sons, Townsend and Henry Dickenson. I make my 
brothers-in-law, Samuel and Benjamin Doughty, and 
Penn Townsend, executors. 

Dated 29th of 7th month, 1751. Witnesses, Wright 
Frost, Samuel Cock, Thomas Pearsall, Jr. Proved, at 
Jamaica, before Samuel Clowes, Jr., December 3, 1751. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 373 

Page 53. In the name of God, Amen, I ROBERT 
FARINTON (Farington), being feeble in body. I leave 
to my son- Thomas, 3. I leave to my wife her equal 
third out of my estate, "and likewise her to live on 
my farm, and have her third part of the profits of the 
farm I now live on, while she remains my widow." 
The other f I leave to my sons Solomon and Stephen, 
and the farm to be divided between them. " This is 
my last will and Testament, this 15th of May, 1751." 
I make my wife executor. 

Witnesses, Joseph Conlin, Alexander Dowell. (Res- 
idence and name i wife not given, but " widow Deb- 
orah Farinton," Was confirmed as executor December 
6, 1751.) 

Page 55. In the name of God, Amen. I, THOMAS 
FLEET, of the town of Hunttington, being sick, I leave 
to my son Simon, the house, barn, and lot where he 
now lives. I leave to my son Gilbert, the house, barn, 
and orchard where I now live, " with liberty of his di- 
vision joining to the same." I leave to my sons Simon 
and Gilbert, "the land I had from the Scidmores," ex- 
cept the meadow, and the land is to be hired out for 
five years to pay debts. I order 90 acres of land which 
I had from the Scidmores, at Bread and Cheese Hol- 
low, to be sold to pay debts. I give the use of the 
young orchard to my son Simon, until his younger 
brothers are of age, except Gilbert, and then I give the 
said young orchard to my sons, John, Luke, and Thomas. 
My lands and meadows at South are to be hired out 
for 5 years to pay debts. I leave all the rest of my 
lands to my sons, Simon, Gilbert, John, Luke, and 
Thomas. I leave to my daughter Rachel my negro 
wench, in lieu of .30. My daughter Sarah shall allow 
40 out of her portion, for what she has had already. 
My sons Simon and Gilbert are to pay JB60 each to my 
daughters Mary and Thankful, when they are of age. 
All the rest of my movables to be sold at public ven- 
due, and the proceeds to be paid to my three daugh- 



374 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

ters, Rachel, Sarah, and Elizabeth. I make Augustus 
Bryan, George Wiser, and Jonas Williams, executors. 
I order my three youngest sons to be bound out to 
trades as suits ithem best, and I leave to my son Gilbert 
a pair of oxen and two cows. 

Dated August 8, 1751. Witnesses, Isaac Bunce, 
Timothy Scudder, William Buchanan. Proved, De- 
cember 6, 1751. 

Page 57. In the name of God, Amen, I, ELIZA- 
BETH GOUVESJS T EUR, of New York, single woman. I di- 
rect all debts to be paid. I leave to Elizabeth Rich- 
ards, wife of Paul Richards, merchant, 10 Pistoles for 
a handsome mourning ring. All my plate, jewels, and 
wearing aparell and furniture I leave to iny sister, 
Jacoba Gouveneur. I also leave to her the use and in- 
come of all the rest of my estate for life, and then ^ to 
my sister Mary, wife of Jasper Farmer, and to the 
three children of my brother Nicholas Gouverneur, de- 
ceased, viz., Abraham, Kester, and Barent, when of age. 
I make Jasper Farmer and Paul Richards, executors. 

Dated February 17, 1747. Witnesses, Thomas 
Moore, William Proctor, Lewis Carree. Proved, Jan- 
uary 9, 1752. 

[NOTE. Elizabeth Gouverneur was one of the chil- 
dren of Abraham Gouverneur, and his wife Mary Mil- 
borne, the daughter of the famous and ill-fated Jacob 
Leisler. W. S. P.] 

Page 59. In the name of God, Amen, August 16, 
1751. I, JOHN WOOLSEY, SR., of Bedford, in Westchester 
County, I direct all debts and funeral charges to be 
paid. I leave to my wife Sarah, 60. My farm is to 
be sold, arid all money and book debts and bonds to be 
put at interest for my son Gilbert, " and the interest to 
be expended upon him to bring him up to learning, 
and when he leaves oft' learning, he is to have the 
interest till he is of age." If he dies under age, then 
the estate is to go to my brothers, William, Jonathan, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 375 

and Richard Woolsey. My brother William and my 
wife Sarah are to sell all lands, and I make them ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Miller, Peter Holmes, Lewis Mc- 
Donald. 

Mem. I leave my wife a horse, saddle, and bridle, 
and a feather bed. Proved, November 27, 1751. 

Page 60. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN TEN 
BROECK, of New York, carman, being well in body. 
After payment of debts I leave all estate to my wife 
for life, and then to " my loving children, Mary, Doro- 
thy, and John. I make my wife Rachel, and John 
Buruet, executors. 

Dated February 6, 1747. Witnesses, Cornelius Van 
Hoeck, John Sunderkin, Richard Hale. Proved, Feb- 
ruary 4, 1752. The wife Rachel was then dead. 

Page 62. In the name of God, Amen. I, FREDERICK 
VAN CORTLANDT, of the Little Yonkers, in Westchester 
County. " My body I commit to the earth, to be buried 
in a family vault which I intend to build on my Planta- 
tion, on the little hill which lies to the northeastward 
of Turtle Brook, in such decent and Christianlike man- 
ner, as to my loving wife Frances and my executors 
shall seem meet." If I do not cause the vault to be 
built in my lifetime, my executors are to build it, and 
deposit my remains therein. I leave to my wife Frances 
my two negro girls, and my two-wheeled and four- 
wheeled chaise. I also leave to her during her widow- 
hood the use of all my estate, real and personal, except 
what I give to my eldest son James ; and she is to use 
the profits to bring up and educate our younger chil- 
dren. Whereas I am now about building a large stone 
dwelling house on the Plantation, on which I now live, 
which with the Plantation will, by virtue of my de- 
ceased father's will, devolve upon my eldest son, James 
Van Cortlandt, I bequeath to him my mill boat, with 
the canoe and apurtenances ; Also my negro man Le- 



376 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

velle, the boatman, and all my wagons, plows, and uten- 
sils, in full bar to all claim as my eldest son. After the 
death of my wife, I leave 5 negroes to my son James. 
I leave to my daughters Anne and Eve, each a negro 
girl. If my wife should marry, she is to have ^ of the 
personal estate, and -J to my children, James, Augustus, 
Frederick, Anne, and Eve ; my two daughters are to 
have 500 each before any division. I leave to my 
sons Augustus and Frederick, each a negro boy. I 
leave to my daughters Anne and Eve, all those two 
lots in the west w r ard of the city of New York known 
as No. 4 and 5, and were purchased by my father from 
the executors of Catharine Phillips. All the rest of 
my real estate I leave to my sons Augustus and Fred- 
erick. I make my wife Frances executor, during her 
life, and my brothers-in-law, John Chambers and reter 
Jay, after her decease, also my son James. 

Dated October 2, 1749. Witnesses, William Steven- 
son, Isaac Vermilye, Cornelius Vanderburgh, Abraham 
Proved, December 20, 1751. 

' 

OTE. The estate at " Little Yonkers," or a large 
part of it, is now Van Cortlandt Park. The " vault " 
still remains, and also the " stone dwelling house," built 
by the testator. The two lots in the " west ward " of 
New York, are on the north side of Cortlandt street, 
near Broadway. Among his possessions was a wide 
lot on the west side of Coenties Slip, extending from 
Pearl street to Front street, and remained, in the family 
till recent years. W. S. P.] 

Page 66. In the name of God, Amen, November 

O ' ' 

23, 1751, I, JOHN DE BEVOIS, JR., of Brookland, in 
Kings County, being sick and weak. I leave to my 
wife Sophia the use of all my houses, lands, household 
goods, and negroes, until my son Johanes is of age, and 
then I give to my wife all she brought unto my estate, 
also .40. I leave to my son Johanes my best riding 
horse, saddle, holsters, pistols, sword, and gun, and 
pike. I leave to my daughter Engeltie " two pounds 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 377 

weight in silver." All the rest of my estate I leave to 
my children Joharies " and Engeltie, arid the child my 
wife now goes with." I leave to my children Johanes 
and Engeltie a lot of land in the city of New York. I 
make my wife and my brother, George De Bevois, and 
my cousin, Benjamin Waldron, and Johanes De Bevois, 
son of Joost De Bevois, and Johanes De Graun execu- 
tors. 

Witnesses, John Van Dyck, Christofel Remsen, Si- 
mon Boerum. Proved, February 5, 1752. 

Page 68. In the name of God, Amen, I, GULIAN 
VER PLANCK, of New York, merchant, being at present 
in good health. I leave to my loving mother, Aryantie 
Wormstal, widow, 60 a year, in quarterly payments. 
I leave to my sister Anne Ver Planck, 30. I leave to 
my wife Mary all my household furniture, clothes, 
plate, jewels, and four negroes, and 200 yearly ; Also 
all the rents and profits of my house in Wall street 
where I now live, during her widowhood, or until my 
son shall be 23 years of age. If she marries, she shall 
have 20 yearly, and the rents of my house in Broad 
street. My wife is to have the care and the education 
and bringing up of my children, and she is to have 35 
yearly for the same, till they are 14 years old, and then 
60 yearly. I leave to my son Samuel, all that my 
farm in Duchess County, called Mount Gulian, with all 
the buildings, slaves, and stock, and all my other lands 
in Duchess County. And whereas I am entitled to a 
large tract of land in the County of Albany and Ul- 
ster, which were granted by Letters Patent to Johans 
Hardenburgh and Company, my lands being marked 
on the map of partition Lots Nos. 6-10-13-24-32-38 ; 
Also of Lots 7-14-21-33-39. I give Lots 6 and 38 
to my son Samuel for life, and then to his heirs ; Also 
Lots 10 and \ of Lots 7-39. I leave to my daughter 
Anne, the east \ of Lot 24 ; I also leave her 2500. 
I leave to my daughter Aryantie \ of Lot 21, and 
2500. I leave all the rest of my real estate in said 



378 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

Patent to all my children except Samuel. I leave to 
my son Samuel my house and lot in Wall street where 
I now live, and my lot and stable near the City Hall, 
and he is to pay 1500. My executors have power to 
lease lands. I make my wife Mary, and Gabriel Lud- 
low, Robert Cromeline, and Charles Cromeline, execu- 
tors, and each is to have 60 for his trouble. 

Dated July 5, 1750. Witnesses, Thomas Duncan, 
David Van Home, Samuel Van Home. Proved, 
March 9,1752. 

[NOTE. The house of Gulian Ver Planck on Wall 
street was next east of the City Hall. His lot and 
stables were next north of the City Hall, and fronted 
on Nassau street. The house and lot on Broad street 
is next south of Exchange place. W. S. P.] 

Page 76. In the name of God, Amen, June 15, 
1750, " I, JOHN TOOKER, of the town of Brookhaven, 
at the Old Man's," being sick in body. I leave to my 
grand son, William Tooker, the eldest son of my eldest 
son John, deceased, 5 shillings. I leave to my second 
son, William Tooker, all my lands at a place called 
Comsewog, on the north side of the upper road that 
leads to town, with the house he now liveth in and all 
the land belonging to it and adjoining; Also all my 
meadow at a place called Drowned meadow. I leave 
to my third son, Anthony Tooker, the house and land 
that he is in possession of that I bought for him, and 
10 acres which I bought of Henry Moger, and | of 
one Scirt Lot, No. 8, south of the upper road that leads 
to town ; Also two shares of meadow in the Harbor, 
running across Hulses Island. I leave to my fourth 
son, Nathaniel Tooker, my now dwelling house and 
barn and orchard, with all my lands and meadow ad- 
joining in Crystal Brook neck ; and 4 shares of mead- 
ow in the harbor lying near the said neck ; Also one 
Long Lot in the Late Division, No. 3, and ^ of Lot 
No. 11, on the south side of the road, and f of Lot No. 
20, and all my land on the Hill " called Mount Ara- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 379 

rat," and of Lot No. 29, and all of Lot No. 30, and 
of Lot No. 31, "called Scirt Lots," and all my other 
lands not disposed of ; Also of my right of Common- 
age formerly belonging to William Frances. I leave to 
my fifth son, Eliphalet, three small Lots of land called 
Scirt Lots, No. 4-5-6, lying west of Henry Daytons 
homestead on the point of the Hill, And two shares 
of meadow in the Harbor at the back, running across 
Smokey creek, adjoining to Andrew Miller's meadow. 
I think the No. is 22-23. If my personal property 
will not pay debts my executors are to sell land. My 
son Nathaniel is to maintain my wife with what she 
hath need of during her life. And if she please to 
live with him, well, and if not he shall provide for her 
where she pleases." My son Nathaniel is to have 
the Indenture of Benjamin Gerard (an apprentice), and 
to fulfill the Indenture." I make Colonel Richard 
Floyd and Mr. William Nicoll, Esq., executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Goldsmith, Thomas Bayles, James 
Major. 

Codicil. " My wife is to have her maintainance only 
so long as she remains unmarried ; and all lands left to 
my sons are to be theirs, and their heirs and assigns 
for ever." 

Dated June 16, 1751. Proved, before Colonel Henry 
Smith, February 17, 1752. 

Page 79. In the name of God, Amen, April 30, 
1750, I, JOHN ALLEE, of Westchester County, being 
very sick. All debts and funeral charges to be paid, 
and I leave all the rest to my children. I make my 
sons John and Peter, executors. (Other children not 
named.) 

Witnesses, Samuel Bernard, Daniel Cicartt (Sicard ?). 
Proved, March 6, 1752. 

Page 80. I, PHILLIP PELL, of the Manor of Pelham, 
yeoman, being indisposed in body. I leave to my pres- 
ent wife, Phebe Pell, all the plate which now remains 



380 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

which she brought with her when we were married, 
and a negro boy and a feather bed and furniture, " and 
the use of one of the rooms in my house which she 
may choose." And I order my son Philip to maintain 
her in an honorable manner, " and to furnish her a 
good horse and chair to go abroad with." And if any 
difference should arise between her and my son Philip 
concerning her living, he is to pay her 200 more than 
I have given her. All the valuable goods and plate 
which I had by my first wife Hannah, are to be divided 
between my two daughters, Hannah and Martha Pell. 
I leave to my daughter Hannah mv 3 negro children 

*j o */ o 

and 300, and at the day of her marriage she shall 
have 6 cows ; Also half a dozen silver spoons which I 
had made last winter." I leave to my daughter Mar- 
tha 3 negro children and 300, and 6 cows when she 
marries. All the rest of my estate, real and personal, 
I leave to my only son, Philip Pell. I make my wife 
Phebe, and my son Philip, and my brother in law, 
William Mott, executors. 

Dated December 1, 1751. Witnesses, Joseph Hod- 
man, Joseph Pell, John Bartow. Proved, March 14, 
1752. 

Page 85. In the name of God, Amen, August 1, 
1751, I, JOSEPH THORN, Esq., of Cow Neck, in the 
town of Hempsted, being well in health. I leave to 
my daughter Margaret 160, "but if she has a mind 
to have a negro wench called Hagar, she shall have 
110." I leave to my wife Catharine all my estate, 
real and personal, during her life or widowhood. 
" Item the next, in consideration of my son Stephen 
Thorn ; he is to pay all legacies when the estate comes 
to his possession." And after my wife's decease I leave 
to him all houses, lands, and buildings and orchards, 
and he is to pay to my son Thomas 150, and to my 
grandson, Joseph Cornell, 30. I leave to my grand 
daughter, Catharine Thorn, daughter of my son, Rich- 
ard Thorn, 10. To my daughter, Margaret Thorn, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 381 

30. All the rest I leave to my daughters, Catharine 
and Margaret. I make my son Thomas, and my son in 
law, Cobb Cornell, of Cow Neck, and my trusty friend, 
Richard Thorn, of Great Neck, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Latham, Henry Sands, Benjamin 
Smith. Proved, April 14, 1752. 

Page 86. In the-^aanie of God, Amen, April 2, 1746, 
I, MARTYNUS WILTSE, of Rombout Precinct, in Duchess 
County, farmer, being sick. I leave to my eldest son 
Jacob my best gun and sword, in full bar as heir at 
law. I leave to my wife Jannettie all the rest of my 
estate, real and personal, "so long as she remains my 
widow, and no longer, for the bringing up and educat- 
ing my children." After her death, or marriage, my 
executors are to sell all the estate, and to pay to my 
wife, if living, 100, and the rest to my daughters, 
Maria, Sytie, Margaret, Janettie, and Hannah, "and 
such other children as I may have." I make my wife 
Janettye, and my beloved brother, Cornelius Wiltse, 
and my friends, Cornelius Van Wyck and Francis 
Brett, executors. 

Witnesses, Marytie Phillips, Abraham Van Wyck, 
Theodorus Van Wyck, son of Cornelius. 

Proved, March 9, 1752. The widow, Janettye 
Wiltse, was then the wife of Thomas Cornell. 

Page 88. (Written in Dutch language.) HEKDRICK 
PRUYN, of Kingston, in Ulster County, leaves prop- 
erty to the children of his brothers and sisters, and to 
the brothers and sisters of his deceased wife (iwt 
named}. Mentions the children of his brother Jo- 
hanes, and the children of Frans Pruyn, Samuel Pruyn, 
and Arent Pruyn ; also the children of his sisters An- 
tye, Marytie, Lena, and Barentie. Mentions his cousin, 
Zechariah Hoffman, and his deceased sister, Fitzye Bo- 

fardus. Makes Anthony Hoffman, Jan Sleght, and 
ohanes Wynkoop, executors. 
Dated March 20, 1750. Witnesses, Jan Eltinge, 



382 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

Benjamin Sleght, Johanes Sleght. Proved, May 6, 
1752. 

' Page 91. In the name of God, Amen, January 27, 
in the 26 year of King George II., 174|, I, JOHANES 
VAN VOORHEES, JR., of Rombouts Precinct in Duchess 
County, being sick. I leave to my wife Geryttie " the 
200 acres of land joining to my brother Corts land," 
with all the improvements of houses and barns and 
buildings, and the use of personal estate so long as she 
remains my widow, " but when she comes to marry 
again, I give the movables to my daughters." I leave 
to my son Johanes 155 acres of woodland, and to my 
son Elias 145 acres. My daughters, Barbarytie, Catha- 
rina, Sara, and Janettye, are to have an equal share of 
the movables. I make my wife Gerytie, and my 
brother, Coert Van Voorhees, and my brother in law, 
Thunis Van Benschoten, executors. 

Witnesses, John Brinkerhoff, Catryn Van Voorhees, 
Jauettie Brinkerhoff. Proved, April 5, 1750, before 
Theodorus Van Wyck. 

Page 94. I, ISABELLA MORRIS, widow of His late 
Excellency, Lewis Morris, Esq., being of sound and 
perfect mind. " I order that my body be decently in- 
terred in the vault at Morrisania, near the remains of 
my deceased husband." All debts and funeral charges 
are to be paid. I leave to my daughter, Euphemia 
Morris, all that my lot of land in New York, adjoining 
to the lot where her late husband, Matthew Morris, 
built a house, and extending from the Broadway to 
New street ; which lot was a part of my father's estate, 
and was conveyed by my deceased husband and myself 
to the said Matthew Morris. All the rest of my estate 
I leave to my daughters, Mary Pearse, Anne Anthill, 
Euphemia Morris, Arabella Graham, Margaret Morris, 
Elizabeth White ; and to my grand children, Isabella 
Mary Van Home, Euphemia Arabella Kearny, and 
Graham Kearny. Whereas ray late son (in law), Rich- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. SS3 

ard Ashfield, by a will made many years before his 
death, devised his real estate to the four daughters he 
then had, and after he made his will my daughter Isa- 
bella bore him three children, and I am advised that 
all his real estate will fall to his three surviving elder 
children, Lewis, Mary, and Isabella Ashfield, and that 
his three younger children, Patience, Richard, and 
Pearce Ashfield, arp? excluded. Now, provided the 
three older children convey to the three young children 
equal shares, then I leave to the said 6 children -^ of 
all my estate. I make my sons, Lewis and Robert 
Hunter Morris, executors. 

Dated August 9, 1746. Witnesses, John Coxe, John 
Frehoeck, D. Martin, Sarah Robinson. 

Codicil. Whereas my negro woman called " Old 
Hannah," and the mullatto man " Harry," have been 
good and faithful servants to me and my late husband, 
they are to live with such of my children as they shall 
choose, and they are to be careful and kind to them. 

Dated February 16, 1747. Witnesses, Isabella Gra- 
ham, Sarah Robinson, P. Kearny. Proved, April 20, 
1752. 

[NoTE. Isabella Morris was the wife of Hon. Lewis 
Morris, Governor of New Jersey. He died in Trenton, 
May 23, 1746, and was buried in a vault in his Manor 
of Morrisania, May 26. At his funeral there was con- 
sumed by the mourners and attendants | cask of wine, 
2 gallons of rum, a barrel of cider and 2 barrels of 
beer, etc. His widow, the testatrix, died April 3, 1752. 
The house and lot left to her daughter, Euphemia, is 
on the east side of Broadway a little north of Beaver 
street. W. S. P.] 

Page 97. In the name of God, Amen, "I, JOHN 
GIVEEN, JR., make this my last will and Testament." 
I make my sister, Sara Giveen, my heir of all my estate, 
and after payment of debts and funeral charges she is 
to pay to my father 5, and to my sister Mary of 
the remainder, and -| to the daughter of my sister Mar- 



384 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

tha, which she had by Andrew McDugall when married. 
I make Michael Jackson and John Whasey executors. 
Dated December 26, 1749. Witnesses, Samuel Craw- 
ford, Janet MacNeal, John MacNeal. Proved, Novem- 
ber 21, 1751. The executors having resigned, Sarah 
McMasters, sister of the testator, and wife of John Me- 
Masters, of Ulster County, mason, was made adminis- 
tratrix. 

Page 99. In the name of God, Amen, I, JAMES 
REMSEN, of Kings County, " being of a well disposing 
mind, and in good health, this 5 of December, 1750." 
I leave to my daughter Dorothy j50, for an out set if 
she be not married. All the rest of my estate I leave 
to my children, Hendrick, Aris, Joris, Johanes, Peter, 
Catrina, Antie, and Dorothy. And whereas my chil- 
dren, Rem, Johanes, and Maritie, are dead, and have left 
issue, their children are to receive their parents' snares, 
" But the children of my son Rem must have 50 less 
than the rest, he having had a negro out of my estate." 
And to the children of my daughter Maritie I give a 
negro wench, now living with their father, Andries 
Onderdonk, and they are to have 50 less for it. I 
make my sons executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Remsen, John Suydam, Stephen 
Remsen. Proved, April 22, 1752. 

Page 101. In the name of God, Amen, March 27, 
1750, I, HENRY SCUDDER, of the town of Hunttington, 
being in health. I leave to my wife Bridget a negro 
man, and a yoke of oxen, and 2 hoises, and my best 
ox cart and yokes, plough, and axes ; Also my best 
bed and iron pot, and a frying pan and a chest she 
brought. And she is to have the use of all my cleared 
land that lies near where I now live, and the meadow 
joining to the land, and the land to be improved not 
to exceed 15 acres in a year; Also the privilege of 
cutting timber where it shall be least damage. And 
these to my wife so long as she remains my w T idow. I 
leave to iny eldest son, Jonah Scudder, all my lands, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

meadows, and buildings, lying north of the path that 
now leads from Timothy Scudder's to Simon Fleet's, 
and he shall pay to his youngest brother Edmond 
<100, when of age. My son Edmond, when 15 years 
of age, is to be put to a trade, " that he shall reason- 
ably choose, and be provided with such learning as is 
reasonable." All the rest of my land lying further 
from home, and all *ne land I bought of Philip Wickes, 
and all I have joining to it, and a piece on the plain 
lying in the lotted land, near what is called the Five 
acre piece, and all the rest of my stock and chattels, are 
to be sold at public vendue, and the proceeds paid to 
my four daughters, Elizabeth, Eunice, Abigail, and 
Drusilla, when they are 18 years of age. I make 
Joseph Lewis and Augustus Bryan executors. 

Witnesses, Hezekiah Smith, Benjamin Gildersleeve, 
Ephraim Kellams. Proved, April 13, 1752. 

Page 104. In the name of God, Amen, I, HENRY 
MYER, of New York, mariner, being of good and sound 
mind. I leave to my brother John, my shoe, knee, and 
stock buckles. I leave to my three brothers, John, 
Andrew, and Isaac, all my wearing apparell. I leave to 
my brother-in-law, Francis Bret, my gold sleeve buttons. 
All the rest of my estate is to be turned into cash, and 
all debts and funeral charges paid, and the remainder 
divided among my brothers, John, Andrew, and Isaac, 
and my sisters, Elizabeth Slaght, Vrowtie Bret, Sarah 
Harsen, and Catharine Brown. I leave to my appren- 
tice, David Corner, 3, to be laid out in apparell for 
him. 1 make my kinsman, John Vanderspiegel, and 
my good friend, William Livingston, Esq., executors. 

'Dated April 19, 1752. Witnesses, William Van 
Dursen, B. Van Kleek, Eobert Fenton. Proved, April 
22, 1752. 

Page 106. In the name of God, Amen, I, WILLIAM 
SMITH, of New York, mariner and merchant, being in- 
disposed in body, this February 18, 1752. I leave to my 
two youngest children, Blanche and Sarah, a certain piece 



386 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

of land I bought of Richard Willis, lying on the east 
side of Kings street, in the town of Greenwich, Connec- 
ticut, containing 8 acres ; Also 400 each. I leave to 
my daughter Anne, 600. To my son John, 250, and 
my silver large double tankard. The house and lot of 
ground I own, lying on the south side of Queen street, 
in Hanover Square, and also the lands I bought of 
Joseph Brundige, and also the lands I bought of Justice 
Bosch, of Greenwich, Connecticut, are all to be sold 
within three months, "for the most they can or may 
fetch, 1 ' and the money divided among my children, 
John, Blanche, Sarah, Anne, and Mary Jauncey. I make 
my son John, and my friend, Peter Van Brugh Liv- 
ingston, and my daughter Anne, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Grigg, Jr., Robert Henry, Charles 
Johnson. Proved, May 13, 1752. 

Page 109. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
GROESBECK, of New York, merchant, being in reasonable 
health of body. All just debts are to be paid by my 
executors. I leave to my wife Anne the lot of land 
and dwelling house where I now live, with the store 

& / 

house and other buildings, until my sou John is of 
age, and then I leave them to my son John, and he is 
to pay 700 to my seven daughters in installments. I 
leave to wife Anne all household goods and furniture 
and all my plate. All the rest of my estate is to be 
sold by my executors, and from the proceeds 500 are 
to be paid to my wife, and all the rest divided among 
my wife and my eight children, John, Elizabeth, Mag- 
dalen, Anne, Catharine, Susanah, Mary, and Gertrude. 
I appoint my wife, and niy daughters Elizabeth, Mag- 
dalen, Anne, and Catharine, and my friend, Benjamin 
Nicoll, executors. 

Dated May 14, 1750. Witnesses, Joseph Haines, 
Jacob Sorley, John Kip. Proved, May 23, 1752. 

Page 112. In the name of God, Amen, I, SAMUEL 
STRINGHAM, of the town of Flushing, gent, being this 
15 of March, 1752, very sick and weak. I leave to 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 387 

my wife Hannah ^ of my house and farm and stock 
and utensils, "and ^ of my negro man, Freak," so long 
as she remains my widow ; Also a negro wench, and 
my riding chair, and all movables, except as herein dis- 
posed of. I leave to my son Samuel ^ of my house 
and farm and stock, "and ^ of my negro man Freak," and 
after the death of r/ly wife he is to have the whole of 
the houses and lands ; Also a negro man, u James," and 
a bed and furniture. I leave to my daughter Hannah 
two beds and furniture, and one round table, one dozen 
chairs, two Tramels, one trunk, dozen silver table 
spoons, and 180, and ^ of all my linnen, and she is to 
live in the house so long as she remains unmarried. I 
leave to my daughter, Sarah Bowne, 80, and ^ of my 
linnen. I make my wife and my son Samuel, and my 
daughter Hannah, and my son-in-law, Daniel Bowne, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Cornell, John Suydam, William 
Talman. Proved, May 14, 1752. 

Page 115. I, RICHARD SEAMAN, of Herricks, in the 

o . ' ' 

bounds of the town of Hempstead, in Queens County, 
yeoman, "being this 15th day of the 5th month, 1V51, 
but weak and infirm in body." My executors are to 
pay all debts and funeral expenses. I leave to my 
wife Sarah 100 in lieu of dower, and one of the 
choicest of my horses, and a feather bed and furniture, 
" and my best riding Sheas " (Chaise) and her side sad- 
dle, and my negro woman named "Post." "All my 
flax, wool, yarn, and cloth is to be for the use of my 
wife and family for their clothing, in the same manner 
as if I had been living." I leave to my wife Sarah, 
and my two brothers in law, Isaac Doughty and Ben- 
jamin Dusenbury, 100, for the use of my daughter 
Mary, wife of Richbell Mott. I also leave to my 
daughter, Mary Mott, the use of the house I bought of 
Sering (Searing) and 5 to repair the house, and the 
use of an acre of land enclosed before the south door, 
and fire wood for her use, and the use of two cows, and 



388 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

a horse, and my negro woman " Dinah." " All these 
she is to have during the time she doth or shall live 
separate from her husband, Richard Mott, or if he 
should die, then to her use during her widowhood." I 
leave to my daughter Sarah, late wife of Joseph Lake, 
<50 ; and to her two daughters, Sarah and Mary Lake, 
50. I leave to my grand daughter, Elizabeth Mott, 
20. I leave to my wife Sarah the rents and profits 
of all my dwelling houses where I now dwell, and the 
use of f of my barns, and the use of \ of the lands 
" that I bought of the Lees," and the use of f of all 
other lands and meadows, during her widowhood, and 
the use of two negro men, and all household goods, and 
the interest of all my money that I have at interest, 
except as hereafter stated. I order my executors to 
build for my son Richard a dwelling house, and he is 
to take the time and trouble of building the same, and 
the executors are to pay the cost out of the money I 
have at interest. "The bigness of the house to be at 
the discretion of my executors." I also leave to my 
son Richard 3 cows, 2 horses, ^ of my oxen, and ^ of 
my sheep ; I also leave him of the lands and im- 
provements I bought of the Lees, and of all other 
lands at my decease, and the rest after the death of 
my wife (except the house left to ray daughter, Mary 
Mott) ; Also a negro boy and ^ of the present crop, 
and f- to my wife." " As to the grain in stack and 
Indian corn, my son is to have sufficient for his use, 
and the rest to my wife." I leave to my son Richard ^ 
of all book debts. Of all the rest of my estate, I leave 
\ to my wife, to go to my son Richard after her de- 
cease, and ^ to my daughter Sarah Lake. I leave j5, 
to be paid to Nathaniel Parsell or William Mott for 
the use of the Monthly Meeting at West bury. My 
executors are to be reasonably paid for their trouble. 
I make my wife Sarah, and my brothers in law, Isaac 
Doughty and Benjamin Dusenbury, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Pearsall, John Rowland, John 
Golden. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 389 

Codicil, April 17, 1752. The item in my will relat- 
ing to the house and \ acre of land bought of Serion 
(Searing) and left to my daughter, Mary Mott, is re- 
voked ; and my daughter, Mary Mott, is to have the use 
of the new house I am now building and \ of an acre 
of land joining to it so long as she lives separate from 
her husband. I leaFe to my wife Sarah my part of a 
house, orchard, and' lot in the bounds of Hempsted, 
where Samuel Rowland now lives, and which belongs 
part to me and part to Robert Marvin, to her and her 
heirs and assigns forever. 

Witnesses, Henry Pearsall, John Golden, Jacob 
Smith. Proved, May 16, 1752. 

[NOTE. The place called Herricks is about 3 miles 
northwest of Mineola, and derives its name from Will- 
iam Herricks, who was a brother of James Herricks, 
the ancestor of the Herricks family in Southampton, 
L. L W. S. P.] 

Page 121. In the name of God, Amen, I, WILLIAM 
MOORE, of Newtown, in Queens County, being at this 
time in reasonable health. I leave to my brother, 
Samuel Moore, 5 shillings, " and that shall be to him in 
full of all pretensions as heir at law." I leave to my 
brother John 5 shillings, "and to his wife Patience, 
my kind sister in law, a good pair of Gold buttons, not 
less than 40 shillings price, marked W. M." I leave to 
my brother Augustine, all my right in a certain lot of 
land, situate, lying, and being in Hell Gate Neck, 
" commonly called by the name of John Van Harlem's 
Lot," as by deed to me from my father, Samuel Moore, 
and Joseph Hallett. I also leave to him my silver 
handled crab stick. I leave to William Moore Fitch, 
son of my sister, Charity Fitch, all my surveying in- 
struments. I leave to my sisters, Charity Fitch, Sarah 
Tucker, Mary Williams, Peletiah Moore, and Elizabeth 
Moore, 200. All the rest of my estate I leave to my 
brother, Nathaniel Moore, and I make him executor. 

Dated February 27, 1752. Witnesses, Job Myer, 



390 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

Samuel Waldron, Johanes Myer. Proved, May 30, 
1752. 

Page 124. In the name of God, Amen, I, COR- 
NELIUS VAN HORNE, of New York, merchant, being at 
this present in good health. I leave to my wife Judith 
the use and occupation of any of my houses that she 
shall make choice of, so long as she remains my widow; 
and my executors are to keep it in good repair. My 
executors are to make an inventory of all my estate, 
and shall set apart so much as shall be sufficient for 
the maintainance and education of my four sons, Geritt, 
Augustus, Cornelius, and David, and such children as I 
may hereafter have, until they are of age or marry. I 
leave to my wife ^ of the rents of all my real estate. 
And whereas I am now seized as Tenant by the cour- 
tesey, as tenant of a house and lot in New York, where 
Doctor Fisher now lives, and also another house front- 
ing the Dock, which I built upon a lot in the rear of 
said lot, in which Peter Pennant the hatter now lives ; 
and also in a share of lands at Sarrightoge, in the 
County of Albany ; All of which came to me by my 
wife Joanna, deceased ; and my said wife not having 
made any alienation, it descends to my eldest son Geritt 
as heir at law. This and the choice of my guns, sword, 
or pair of pistols, shall be to him as heir at law and 
eldest son. I leave to my sons, Augustus, Corne- 
lius, and David, all my lands in New York, with the 
buildings, which I bought of Joseph Latham, "Lying 
near the Creupel Bosch, and known as iny Corde yard," 
and where Captain Davis lately lived, as by deeds may 
appear. All the rest of my estate I leave to my said 
sons, Geritt, Augustus, Cornelius, and David, and my 
executors have power to sell at discretion. I make my 
wife Judith, my son Geritt, and my brother in law, 
Simon Johnson, and my brother in law, Peter Jay, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Francis Johnson, William Hyer, Augustus 
Volette. Proved, June 11, 1752. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 391 

[NOTE. The " Creupel Bosch " (or Swamp), is the 
locality still known as the " Swamp," in the vicinity of 
Jacob street. The house and lot mentioned where 
" Doctor ~Fisher now lives," is the second lot east of 
Fraunces Tavern on Pearl street. W. S. P.] 

Page 128. In thp name of God, Amen, September 
29, 1751, I, JOHN WOOLLEY, of the town of Southold, 
yeoman, being sick. I leave to my wife Abigail the 
use of of my estate, real and personal, during her 
widowhood. I leave to my eldest son John all my 
houses and lands in the town of Southampton, except 
a piece of meadow at Seponack, called Bull head, and ^ 
of a wind mill, which I order to be sold by my executors. 
I leave to my son Tancred, all my lands and meadows 
at the Wading river, with a water mill. All my mov- 
able estate to be sold by my executors. I make my 
wife Abigail, and my brother, William Woolley, of 
Southampton, executors. 

Witnesses, Hezekiah Dayton, Timothy Hudson, 
James Sell. Proved, October 28, 1751. 

[NOTE. John Woolley \vas the grand son of Robert 
Woolley, the first settler of the name in Southampton. 
The family is now extinct in that town, the last male 
representative being William Herrick W^oolley, who 
died a few years since. W. S. P.] 

Page 130. In the name of God, Amen, September 
15, 1751. I, ELNATHAN TOPPING, of the town of South- 
ampton, being very sick and w r eak, " my body I commit 
to the earth, to be buried in Christian Burial." I leave 
to my wife ^ of all lands and meadows, divided and 
undivided, in Southampton, and all movable estate after 
payment of debts and legacies. I leave to my son El- 
nathan ^ of all lands and meadows and buildings, and 
5 shillings in York money. " In the next place " I 
give to my son, Job Topping, ^ of all lands, meadows, 
and buildings, and 5 shillings in money. My will is 
that my wife shall improve ^ of my house and barn so 



392 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

long as she shall need it. I leave to my sons, Silas, 
Luther, and Zephaniah, and to my daughters, Phebe, 
Mary, and Jerusha, each 5 shillings. I make my wife 
Mary, and Job Pierson, executors. 

Witnesses, Jonah Bower, William Raynor, John 
Strong. Proved, September 30, 1751. 

[NOTE. Elnathau Topping was son of Captain El- 
nathan Topping, and lived at Sagapouack. His de- 
scendants still remain. W. S. P.] 

Page 132. In the name of God, Amen, I, EPHRAIM 
WHITE, of the town of Southampton, yeoman, being 
well in health. I leave to my son, Eber White, my 
house and lands that he lives upon at the Head of the 
Mill Pond, and all my land in the 30 acre Division 
drawn with the Herricks ; Also ^ of Lot No. 46 in the 
Great North Division ; Also my close in Cooper's 
Neck, and my lot of meadow at Noyack, lying 
with David Haines ; Also my lot of meadow lying 
near where John Davis lived ; Also my meadow in 
Seponack sedges, and \ of a 50 right of commonage 
throughout the bounds of Southampton. I leave to 
my son, William White, the house and lot he now lives 
upon ; Also my close of land joining to Jeremiah Fos- 
ter's home lot ; Also my close of land I bought of 
Alexander Fordham and Thomas Hovvell ; Also my 
Island at the 7 Ponds, and ^ of my house at Acca- 
bog, and ^ of all my land and meadow west of Canoe 
Place, that is now divided ; Also my two lots of 
meadow on the beach and a 50 of Commonage. I leave 
to my 4 daughters (not named) 40 shillings each. I 
leave to my wife Sarah my house and home lot, and a 
negro man and my movable estate. I leave to my son, 
John White, all the rest of my lands, buildings, and 
meadows and Commonage, also my gun and cane. I 
make my wife Sarah executor. 

Dated May 27, in the 22 year of King George II., 
1749. Witnesses, Thomas Stephens, Nathan Heirick, 
John Mackie. Proved, May 25, 1752. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 393 

[NoTK. Ephraim White was an extensive land 
owner in Southampton, where his descendants yet re- 
main. The house and land left to his son, Eber White, 
at Mill Pond Head, was about 40 rods east of the road 
to Deerfield and about the same distance north of the 
road to Sag Harbor. It was on, or near, Lot 44 in the 
30 acre Division. -The house and lot left to his son, 
William White, 'a on the west corner of Bridge 
Hampton road and David White's lane, which is the 
east boundary of the incorporated village of South- 
ampton. Jeremiah Foster's home lot is now the 
homestead of I. Lawrence Sandford. The land bought 
of Alexander Fordham and Thomas Howell is the 
present homestead of Horace Fanning and land of 
James Cavanagh, on the east side of David White's 
lane. This was a tract of land originally laid out 
by the town to Rev. Robert Fordham, the second min- 
ister of Southampton. This land and the homestead 
of William White descended to his son, David White, 
who died at the age of 96. The house and home lot 
left to his wife Sarah is on the west side of Main street, 
Southampton, and lately owned by Edwin C. Halsey. 
His son, John White, lived at First Neck, on the cor- 
ner of Captain's Neck lane. W. S. P.] 

Page 134. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOSIAII 
HOWELL, of the town of Southampton, blacksmith, being 
sick, I leave to my son, Abner Howell, all that my upper 
close in Halseys Neck, and all that my northernmost 
close at 7 Ponds, and ^ of my meadow at North Sea, 
and my orchard at Long Springs, and of my right in 
Lots No. 37 in the Great North and South Divisions; 
Also $ of a lot in the 20 acre Division at the North 
Side, in the Lot with widow Martha Halsey ; Also ^ 
of my commonage east of Canoe Place ; Also all my lot 
lying between Canoe Place and Red Creek, on the 
north side of Quogue Path. I also leave him my silver 
tankard and 20, also all my coal, and my maundrel 
" and my small vise and screw to breech guns with," 



304 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

and also all my right of land lying in the Lot with 
David Fithian and William Herricks in Pon Quogue 
Neck ; Also all my piece of meadow lying at the bot- 
tom of Halseys Neck, lying on the east side of the 
ditch ; Also of my commonage west of Canoe Place. 
I leave to my son, Josiah Howell, all my lands, meadows, 
and buildings which I have west of a place called 
Tianah, except ^ of a lot of meadow on the Beach, 
lying with my son Elias ; Also -^ of my right of com- 
monage, and all the rest of my smith tools, and my iron 
and steel. I leave to my son, Elias Howell, all that my 
home lot \vhich I bought of Nathan Sayre, with all the 
buildings ; Also my blacksmith shop ; Also my close 
at Coopers Neck which I bought of Israel Howell ; 
Also my piece of land and meadow lying at the bottom 
of Halseys Neck, on the west side of the ditch, And all 
the rest of my land at 7 Ponds ; Also ^ of Lot No. 37 in 
the Great North and South Divisions, and ^ of my 
commonage, And ^ of a ,50 right in a lot in the 20 
acre Division, lying with widow Martha Halsey, and ^ 
my meadow at North Sea, and ^ of a lot of meadow on 
the Beach. I leave to my wife the use of ^ of all lands 
and buildings and 60 ; Also 6 sheep, and an axe and 
a horse and 3 cows and a negro woman. I leave to 
my daughter Anne 60, and the use of the west room 
in my house, and 4 of the oven and the well. I leave 
to my daughter Esther the use of all my house and 
land in the Jerseys, in Morris County, for life, and 
then to her son, Elias Post. I also leave her 5 shillings. 
I leave to my two daughters, Phebe and Mary, 10 
each. All the rest of my estate I leave to my wife and 
nry daughter Anne, and my son Elias. I make my son 
Elias, and my friend, Abram Halsey, executors. 

Dated March 8, 1752. Witnesses, Elihu Howell, 
Elias Cooper, Jeremiah Jagger. Proved, May 25, 
1752. 

[NOTE. Josiah Howell lived in Southampton, on 
the homestead now owned by Livingston Bowden ; his 
blacksmith shop stood in the street, or what is now 



. ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 395 

called " Bowden Square." The " upper close at Halseys 
Neck " is the corner lot on Halsey's Neck lane, and the 
road to Cooper's Neck. The close at 7 Ponds is near 
the woods, and on. the west side of the road running 
south from " Pellltreau's Orchard," and is now owned 
by Horace Fanning. The lands left to Josiah Howell 
are at Catchaponack, and now owned by his de- 
scendants. The home lot left to his son, Elias 
Howell, is on the east side of Main street of South- 
ampton and now owned by Charles Selden Halsey. 
The Cooper's Neck close is the east corner lot, and 
recently owned by Judge James Kilbreath. W. S. P.] 

Page 138. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOB 
HALSEY, of the town of Southampton, yeoman, being 
weak and sick. " All debts or duties that I do owe in 
right or conscience to any manner of persons, are to be 
paid." I leave to my brother John, all my meadow on 
the west Beach, from Quogue ditch west ; Also a 50 
right of upland and meadow in Assop's Neck, and a 
negro boy and all my movables, and I make him ex- 
ecutor. 

Dated September 24, 1 750. Witnesses, John Mackie, 
Samuel Huutting, Jeremiah Culver. Proved May 26, 
1752. 

[NOTE.- Job Halsey was a son of Isaac Halsey, the 
testator in the following will. W. S. P.] 

Page 139. In the name of God, Amen, I, ISAAC 
HALSEY, JK., of the town of Southampton, being indis- 
posed in body. I leave to my wife Phebe the use of 
\ of all my lands and meadows during her life, and the 
use of my dwelling house (except what I have given 
to my daughter) ; Also f of my barn and all house- 
hold stuffs and a negro woman and a negro boy. I 
leave to my son Joseph all my meadow on the South 
beach east of Quogue Ditch, and ^ of a 50 of Com- 
monage. I leave to my son Jonah all the close of land 
called the 3 acre close, where his house stands ; Also 



396 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

also all my barn close, and ^ of all the lands and mead- 
ows that fell to rue in the last Great Eastern Division 
in the North and South Lots, except ^ of a 50 which 
I give to my grandson, Isaac Halsey ; Also \ of my 
meadow at Accabog ; Also all my Grin Close, and my 
right in the Cedar Swamp at the Riverhead, and f of 
a 50 of Commonage ; Also \ my orchard, he allowing 
to his two sisters the privilege of what fruit they need 
while unmarried. I leave to my son John \ of my 
meadow at Accobog, and also all my home lot and 
house ; Also my house that I now dwell in after his 
mother's death, reserving to my two daughters the 
privilege of living therein ; Also a lot of upland and 
meadow at Asop's Neck, and 1 lot of meadow on the 
beach west of Quaquanantuck ; Also all my close at 
the Head of the Creek ; Also my 20 acre Division at 
the North Side, And \ of my land in the Great North 
and South Divisions (except Avhat I give to my grand 
son Isaac), and f of a 50 of Commonage. I leave to 
my grand son Isaac \ of a 50 in the last Great Divis- 
ions. I leave to my sons Jonah and John all the di- 
vided lands and meadows west of Canoe Place not 
before disposed of. I leave to my daughter Phebe 
60, and to my daughter Mary 60, and the privilege 
of living in my house ; Also a cow and fire wood. All 
the rest of my estate I leave to my sons John and 
Jonah, and make them executors. 

Dated October 16, 1750. Witnesses, Abraham 
Cooper, Elias Pelletreau, John Mackie. Proved, May 
26, 1752. 

[NOTE. Isaac Halsey was son of Captain Isaac 
Halsey, who outlived him. His homestead was a wide 
lot on the west side of Main street, Southampton, ex- 
tending from the lot lately owned by Mrs. William T. 
Jones (and now owned by Dr. John Nugent), south to 
the house lately owned by Edwin C. Halsey. This 
was the original home lot of John Gosmer, one of the 
original settlers of Southampton. The south part 
seems to have been the original home lot of Richard 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER IS. 397 

Woodhull, the first of the name. The 3-acre close, 
left to his son .Jonah is now the homestead of Henry 
Culver, ft the head of the Town Pond, on the west 
side. Isaac Halsly died March 23, 1752, aged 88. 
W. S. P.] 

Page 142. In the name of God, Amen, I, BENJA- 
MIN REEVE, of the town of Southold, being sick. I leave 
to my well beloved wife, Deliverance, " for and during 
the term she continues my widow and no longer," all 
my homestead, with the buildings thereon, and my 
north side land that I purchased of John Overton, and 
my land adjoining to the said Overtoil's land, and 
bounded west by the land now in the occupation of the 
widow Abigail Wines ; Also my three and a half lots 
of land lying on Hog Neck, bounded west by land of 
Nathaniel Youngs ; Also my 3 lots of land in South 
Harbor, bounded south by land of Colonel Hutchinson 
and Benjamin Hutchinson, and northwest by land of 
Samuel Reeve, And all my meadow ground. All these 
to her while she remains my widow. I leave to my 
son Joshua, after his mother's interest expires, all the 
'above said North Side lands, containing 100 acres, and ^ 
of my meadow in Indian Neck, and \ my upland adjoin- 
ing the same. I leave to my son Ezra my said home lot 
with buildings, and my 3jl lots of land on Hog Neck, 
and my 3 lots in South Harbor. I leave to my son 
Joseph the other \ of my upland and meadow T in Ind- 
ian Neck. I leave to my wife all my personal prop- 
erty during widowhood. I leave to my 3 sons all my 
utensils of husbandry. I leave to my daughter, Abigail 
Moore, 4. I leave to my daughters, Deliverance and Me- 
hitabel, and to my 3 sons, all the rest of my stock of 
cattle and sheep ; and I leave to my daughters, Deliv- 
erance and Mehitabel, after my wife's decease, all the 
rest of my goods and chattels. I make my brother- 
in-law, Joshua Wells, executor. 

Dated June 1, 1743. Witnesses, Samuel Terry, Free- 
gift Wells, Esther Peck. Proved, June 3, 1752. 



398 ABSTEACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 18. 

Page 144. In the name of God, Amen, I, WILLIAM 
BARNES, of Rombout Precinct, in Duchess County, 
" being through the abondant marcy and goodness of 
God, tho' week in body, yet of sound and perfect 
mind." "As to my burial, I desire it may be decent, 
without pomp or state." I leave to my wife, while she 
remains iny widow, the use of all my lands, houses, and 
buildings, and all bedding and all movable goods. 
After the death or marriage of my wife, all my lands 
are to be divided into two parts, by two indifferent 
men, and I give to my son Anthony the choice of the 
parts, " which choyce is given for his birth right." And 
the other part I give to my son William. And my sons 
Anthony and William are to pay to my son James, 
100 each. "I further order that the road that now 
leadeth from my house to the Fishkill shall remain as 
it now goes, for the use of both farms." I leave to my 
daughters, Sarah and Margaret, all my goods and chat- 
tels after my wife's decease. "I order that my son 
Jeames shall be put to scool, and there to be kept till 
my executors shall judge he has learning sufficint to 
gett his living." I make my very good friend, Captain 
Henry Forbes, and my wife, executors. 

Dated October 29, 1751. {Name of wife not given.) 
Witnesses, Johan Terboss, Isaac Heptonstall, Jacobus 
Ter Boss. Proved, before Bartholomew Cramiell, Sur- 
rogate, June 4, 1752. 

Page 147. In the name of God, Amen, I, NATHAN- 
IEL HALLETT, of Newtown, in Queens County, " being 
low in flesh." I leave to my kind and loving mother, 
Mary Hallett, my whole estate so long as she lives. 
After her death I leave to my brother (in law ?) John 
Greenock, 5. To my cousin, Elizabeth Fisk, 10. 
All the rest of my estate I leave to my brothers, Rich- 
ard and William Hallett. I make John Greenock and 
Richard Hallett, executors. 

Dated December 7, 1750. Witnesses, Charles Palmer, 
Isaac Lawrence, Margaret Wilson. Proved, May 30, 1752. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLSLIBER 18. 399 

Page 148. In the name of God, Amen, February 
13, 1752, I, WILKIE DODGE, of the town of Flushing, 
shipwright, being sick. I leave to my eldest son Sam- 
uel a certain lot of land lying on Cow Neck, near the 
land of my father, joining to the creek. If he or his 
heirs shall sell the same, then the possessor of the land 
adjoining, which is now my father's, shall have the 
first refusal. All the rest of my estate is to be sold, 
except such goods as I leave to niy wife. I leave to 
my wife all her wearing apparell, and a chest of drawers, 
my best bed and furniture, an oval table, 4 chairs, 
dozen knives and forks, all my linnen and two kettles, 
and a peper mill and iron pot, and 150. I leave to 
my daughter Sarah ^ dozen silver spoons. I leave to 
my youngest son Jesse a pair of silver shoe buckles, 
and knee buckles, and gold sleeve buttons, and my 
glass bowl. I make my wife Mary, and my father, 
Samuel Dodge, and my brother, Samuel Dodge, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Silas Lawrence, Francis Field, William 
Roe. Proved, June 13, 1752. 

Page 150. In the name of God, Amen, October 14, 
1752, I, JOTHAM TOWJSTSEND, of the town of Oyster 
Bay, being weak in body. "I leave to my brother, 
Micajah Townsend, of one Right and a half in the 
Commons in the old Purchase of Oyster Bay, as may 
appear by the Records of Oyster Bay." I leave to 
Ann Townsend, daughter of Absalom Townsend, 10. 
I leave to my wife, Ann Townsend, 300, but if my 
son John dies without issue, -she is to have 600. All 
the rest of my estate I leave to my son John, but if he 
dies without issue it shall go to my grand daughter, 
Freelove Townsend Willmot ; and if she die or leave 
no lawful issue, then my will is that my brother, 
Micajah Townsend, shall have it all. I make Daniel 
Underhill and my brother, Micajah Townsend, exec- 
utors. 

Dated January 14, 1752. Witnesses, Henry Towns- 



400 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

end, Henry Wheeler, Joseph Underbill. Proved, Au- 
gust 4, 1752. 

[NOTE. Jotham Townsend had also a daughter, who 
married Rev. Walter Willmot, of Jamaica. She died 
February 25, 1744, Her child, Freelove Townsend 
Wilmot, was an infant at the time of her mother's death, 
and was evidently living at the time the above will 
was made. See will of Rev. Walter Willmot. W. S. P.] 

Page 152. In the name of God, Amen, March 26, 
1752, I, SAMUEL PLUMBE, of the town of Huntting- 
ton, "joyner," being sick. I leave to my wife Anna 
.32, and my best bed and furniture, and a horse and 
side saddle, and bridle, and a silver cup, and a pint 
pot ; Also the use of my dwelling house and land (ex- 
cept as reserved) during her widowhood, and she is to 
bring up my children till they are capable of getting 
their livelihood. I leave to my son Samuel all my 
carpenter and joiner tools, and he is to pay 8 to my 
executors. I leave to my son Justus, after my wife's 
decease, all my houses and lands in Hunttington (ex- 
cept as reserved), and he is to pay 60 to my exec- 
utors. I leave to my daughter, Anne Whitney, of 
Norwalk, Connecticut!;, 5 shillings. My executors are 
to sell all movable estate and two pieces of land on 
the Hill, one joining to Thomas Jarvis' land and the 
other to the land of John Bryan, Jr. After pay- 
ment of debts and funeral charges, the proceeds 
and the money to be paid by my sons, Samuel and 
Justus, shall be divided between my children, Timothy, 
Stephen, Mary, and Jemima. I make my trusty friends, 
Moses Scudder, Esq., and James Chichester, and my 
wife, executors. 

Witnesses, Frederick Van Cortlandt, Benjamin 
Youngs Prime, Thomas Penoyer. Proved, June 5, 
1752. 

Page 154. In the name of God, Amen, September 
3, 1739, I, THOMAS PELL, SR., of the Manor of Pel- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 401 

ham, in Westchester County, being sick and weak. I 
leave to my daughter, Anne Broad hurst, the use of the 
room she now lives in, " while she remains a single 
woman without a husband," but in case my son Joseph 
shall not like or approve of her living in said room, 
then he shall build her a small house of about 16 feet 
square, and allow her this and the use of 6 acres of 
land ; I also give her 60. It is my will and mind 
that my brother, John Pell, shall have house room, 
lodging, victuals, and clothes, comfortable for him dur- 
ing his life, and which I order my son Joseph to pro- 
vide for him. I leave to my wife Ann the use of the 
best room in my house, and timber in any part of my 
woodland, and the use of 60 acres of land, and cham- 
ber and cellar room, while she remains my widow, also 
100, and my best bed and furniture. I leave to my 
son John 5 ; to my son Thomas 3 ; to my sons Joshua 
and Philip each 3, they all having had their portions 
already. I leave to my son Joseph all lands, meadows, 
and houses, and all else that belongeth to me, except 
as above reserved. I leave to my daughter, Mary 
Sands, 70 ; to my daughter, Sarah Palmer, 5 ; to my 
daughter, Beersheba Pell, 150 ; to my grandson, Sam- 
uel Broadhurst, 10, and all the rest to my 4 daugh- 
ters. I make my sons Philip and Joseph executors. 

Witnesses, S. Lawrence, John Coutant, John Curie. 
Proved, August 18, 1752. Philip Pell was then dead. 

Page 157. In the name of God, Amen, I, COR- 
NELIUS DEPEYSTER, of New York, merchant, " being in 
a good state of health, as I have been for some time 
past, yet considering the uncertainty of life and the cer- 
tainty of death." I leave to my loving wife Cornelia, 
and to her heirs and assigns forever, of all my real 
and personal estate, and all her wearing apparel, both 
linen and woollen, and her rings and jewels. The other 
$ I leave to all my children, Cornelia, Maria, Johana, 
Catharina, Margaret, Jane, Elizabeth, and Sarah. Ex- 
ecutors to make an inventory and have full power to 



402 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEK 18. 

sell. The shares of the children are to be paid to them 
when of age or married. I make my wife and my 
good friends, Abraham Depeyster, of New York, Rob- 
ert Law, merchant, of Barbadoes, and John Spratt and 
Isaac Depeyster, of New York, merchants, executors. 

Dated August 8, in the 3d year of His Majesty T s 
Keign, 1729. Witnesses, William Chambers, John 
Chambers, Abraham Lodge. Proved, August 22, 1752. 
His wife Cornelia died January 8, 1750, and Robert 
Law and John Spratt were also dead, and Abraham 
Depeyster and Isaac Depeyster resigned the executor- 
ship, and the daughter, Cornelia, was also dead. Let- 
ters of administration were granted to the surviving 

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children. 

Page 159. In the name of God, Amen, I, THOMAS 
HANDLIN, of New York, mariner, being sick in body. 
I leave to my wife, Euphen, the use of all personal es- 
tate so long as she shall continue my widow. My ex- 
ecutors are to sell all real estate, and my wife Euphen 
is to have the use of the money for her own support 
and the maintainance and education of my children, 
James, Catharine, Mary, Euphen, and Martha. I make 
my wife and my trusty friends, Brandt Schuyler, Esq., 
and William Vredenburgh, executors. 

Dated December 16, 1749. Witnesses, Charles Jan- 
dine, Isaac Stoutenburgh, John Burnet. Proved, Sep- 
tember 2, 1752. 

Page 161. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
EWETS, of New York, carpenter, " being in a tolerable 
health of body." I leave to my eldest son, Ewout 
Ewets, my gold seal ring and my silver headed cane, 
and my silver tobacco pipe stopper. I leave to my son 
John my Large Bible and my Psalm Book. All the 
rest of my personal property and utensils of trade, I 
leave to my wife Ruth, for her maiutainance and the 

. * 

education of my children. I leave to my wife Ruth 
my dwelling house and lot where I now live, during 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 4Q3 

her life, and then to my children, Ewout, John, and 
Ruth. I make my wife executor. 

Dated July 6, 1751. Witnesses, Samuel Prince, 
Ruth Prince, James Emott. Proved, September 19, 
1752. 

Page 163. In the name of God, Amen. Be it 
known and manifest that I, JOHN ROOSEVELT, of New 
York, being at present in perfect health. I leave to 
my eldest son, Oliver Roosevelt, 3. I leave to my 
wife Heyltie alt the rest of my estate, real and per- 
sonal, during her widowhood, with full power with the 
rest of my executors to sell houses and lands (my Lin- 
seed Oil and Chocolate mills excepted). After my 
wife's decease I leave all my lands and property undis- 
posed of to my children, Oliver, Johanes, Cornelius, 
Margaretta, and Mary. My executors are to receive 
the rents of all my property till the youngest child is 
of age. I make my wife Heyltie, and my brother, Ja- 
cobus Roosevelt, and my friends, Christopher Bancker 
and Abraham Lefferts, and my brother in law, Jere- 
miah Owen, executors. 

Dated January 8, 174^. Witnesses, Abraham Har- 
ing, Elbert Haring, Gerardus Beekman. 

Codicil. I leave to my son Johanes 100, together 
with the sum of 50 which was to be deducted out of 
the house he purchased of me. I leave to my son-in- 
law, Abraham Duryea, 50. 1 leave to my son Corne- 
lius all my lots of ground and houses and buildings, 
all situate at Freshwater, being part of the land 
I purchased in company with Anthony Rutgers, my 
brother, Johanes Roosevelt, and Christopher Bancker, 
distinguished in the Division Map, being Lots 52-53- 
54-55-56-57 ; Also Lots Nos. 5-6-7. All of which are 
to be valued at 800 towards his portion, but they are 
to remain in possession of my wife during her life. I 
make my wife, and my son Cornelius, and my son 
Johanes, and my friend, Christopher Bancker, exec- 
utors. 



404 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

Dated April 1, 1750. Witnesses, George Hard en- 
brook, Andrew Thompson, Isaac Roosevelt. Proved, 
July 13, 1750. 

[NOTE. The lots of land " at Freshwater " are in 
the vicinity of the "Five Points/' Oliver street is 
named after Oliver Roosevelt. W. S. P.] 

Page 166. In the name of God, Amen, I, BRANDT 
SCHUYLER, of New York, merchant, " being weakly in 
body, but having my usual understanding." After 
payment of debts, my whole estate is to be divided 
into five equal parts, and I leave ^ to my wife Marga- 
ret, and ^ to each of my children, Johanes, Catharine, 
and Samuel, and ^ " unto such child as my beloved 
wife is now bigg withal, when the same shall be born. 1 ' 
I bequeath the tuition, care, and bringing up of my 
children to my wife and my honored mother, Elizabeth 
Schuyler. I make my mother and my wife, and my 
brother-in-law, Theodorus Van Wyck, and my good 
friend, David Abeel, executors. 

Dated July 13, 1752. Witnesses, Catharine Clopper, 
Margaret Gouverneur, Benjamin Nicoll. Proved, Octo- 
ber 23, 1752. 

Page 168. In the name of God, Amen. April 25 ? 
1752, I, ATORYOIST HAGERMAN, of the town of Hemp- 
stead, yeoman, being very weak and low in body. " I 
leave to my wife Mary the greater part of all my lands 
and meadows, and my best dwelling room, so long as 
she remains my widow." After her death or marriage, 
I leave all my lands and meadows to my three sons, Ben- 
jamin, Peter, and John. I leave to my son John, " one 
of my youngest jades that I have upon my farm." I 
leave to my daughter Anne 10, and 2 good cows. 
The rest of my movables are to be sold, and after pay- 
ment of debts and legacies, I leave the rest to my wife 
and two daughters, Mary and Anne Hagerman, and to 
Barche Dorlin. I make my wife and my 3 daughters 
executors. 

Witnesses, Isaac Denton, Solomon Doxee, Ann Den- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

ton. Proved, September 25, 1752. In the probate, the 
testator is called "Adrian Hagerman." 

Page 170. In the name of God, Amen, August 31, 
1752, I, JOSEPH PELL, Esq., of the manor of Pelham, 
being very sick and weak. All my just debts are to be 
paid. I leave to my well-beloved son, Philip Pell, all 
my neck or tract of land, with | my meadows lying in 
the manor of Pelham, commonly known by the name 
of the Upper Neck, joining to the west end of Ann 
Hook's Neck, now belonging to Samuel Rodman, To 
him my said son, Philip, his heirs and assigns, when he 
shall arrive at the age of 21, and he shall pay to my 
executors 225, in installments, and my executors shall 
divide the same among my three daughters, Susannah, 
Sarah, and Ann. I leave to my son, Thomas Pell, all 
that tract of land or plantation whereon I now live, and 
the other half of my meadows, when he is 21 ; and he 
is to pay to my executors the sum of 225, and my 
executors are to divide the same among my said three 
daughters. I leave to my wife Phebe, 400, and a 
good bed and furniture, and 6 chairs, a looking-glass, a 
trunk and a table, and the use of all lands until my 
sons, Joseph and Thomas, are of age. The income of 
my estate is to be used for maintaining and bringing up 
my children to good learning. If my two eldest daugh- 
ters, Susannah and Sarah, should marry before my sons 
are of age, they are each to have 37, 10s. If any of 
my lands and meadows should be recovered out of my 
right, I leave the remainder to my two sons, Joseph and 
Thomas. I make my wife, Phebe, and my loving 
friends, John Bartow, Esq., of Westchester, Samuel 
Sneden, Esq., of East Chester, and John Bleecker, of 
New Rochelle, executors. 

Witnesses, Daniel Deain, Rachel Deain, Robert Rolf. 
Proved, before Israel Honeywell, Esq., September 28, 
1752. 

Page 173. In the name of God, Amen, August 
29, 1752, I, JOHN LININTON, of the town of Hemp- 



406 ABSTEACTS OF WILLS LIBEB 18. 

stead, yeoman, "being in health but visited with a 
grievous soare." I leave to my wife Hannah, ray now 7 
dwelling house and barn, and | of all lands and mead- 
ows, with all appurtenances, for her sole use during her 
being my widow ; Also of all movables ; but in case of 
her marriage she is to have ^ of movable estate. I 
leave to my sons John and Samuel, after my wife's 
decease, my houses, lands, and meadows, when they are 
of a2;e. My wife is to have the use of the same " for 

o / 

the raising and edifying of my children till my son 
John is of age," and then my son John is to have the 
use of f of the lands until my son Samuel is of age. 
I make my wife Hannah, and my son-in-law, Elias 
Durling, and my friend, James Wood, executors, and 
they have power to sell " my part of the Grist mill, 
and Saw mill," and divide the money among my chil- 
dren, Hannah, Sarah, Mary, John, and Samuel. They 
have power to sell other lands, and divide the proceeds 
among my sons and daughters. 

Witnesses, Charles Lisk, Anthony Seaman, Solo- 
mons Seaman. Proved, September 19, 1752. 

In the probate, Elias Durling is called " Elias Dor- 
landt." 

Page 175. In the name of God, Amen, I, WILLIAM 
HAMERSLEY, of New York, merchant, being sick and 
weak. I bequeath the use of all estate to my beloved 
wife, Lucretia, during so long a time as she remains 
my widow. After her death, I leave all to my four 
children, Andrew, Thomas, John, and Ann. I make 
my wife and my friends, Paul Richards and Cornelius 
Clopper, Jr., executors. 

Dated August 3, 1752. Witnesses, George Burnet, 
Joris Brinckerhoff, Theodorus Van Wyck. Proved, 

October 6, 1752. 



Page 177. In the name of God. Amen, I, ELBEBT 
LIEVEBSE, of New York, "Lime burner," this 15 of 
June, 1750. I leave to my two nephews, Harmen 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 4()7 

Vandewater and Petrus Vandewater, 10 each. I 
leave to^ Catharine, wife of Joris Brinckerhoff, of New- 
town, in Queens County, my negro girl " Betty." I 
leave to my four nephews, William, Harmen, Cornelius, 
and Peter Lieverse, all sons of my late brother, Low- 
vynus Lieverse, all my wearing apparell, and all my 
firearms, swords, and pistols. I leave to my nephew, 
Harmon Lieverse, my negro boy "John." I leave to 
Maria De Forest, wife of John De Forest, of Albany, 
"brasier," after the death of my wife, "my Large 
Dutch New Testament, with silver clasps, silver chains, 
and other silver furniture." I leave to my nephew, 
William Lieverse, my Large Dutch house Bible. I 
leave to Elbert Barring, Jr., son of my wife's nephew, 
Elbert Hairing, of New York, baker, my two bolting 
cloths and bolting chest. I leave to my wife Cathar- 

o / 

ine all my real estate during her widowhood. My ex- 
ecutors are to make an inventory, and sell all the rest 
of my personal estate (except my negro woman Di- 
ana, and so much of my household goods and kitchen 
stuff as my wife shall think fit to keep) at public ven- 
due, and put the money at interest. "My negro 
woman Diana shall be so far indulged, in consideration 
of her good services, as to choose the person she de- 
sires to live with, provided such person shall give a 
reasonable price for her." Whereas my nephew, Har- 
man Andriese, of Bedford, in Kings County, is in- 
debted to me in a bond of 50, the same is to be remit- 
ted, he paying the interest to my wife during her life. 
I also leave him ^ of all my real estate, and he is to 
pay to the three daughters (not named) of my late 
brother, Teunis Lieverse, 20 each. The other half of 
my real estate T leave to my wife's nephew, Elbert 
Harring, " baker," and he is to pay to Margaret, wife of 
John Quackinbush, of New York, carpenter, and to 
Cornelia, wife of Peter Anderson, cartman, and to 
Elbert Anderson, son of said Peter Anderson, 20 
each. All the rest of my personal estate I leave to 
my niece, Maritie Lieverse, daughter of my late brother 



408 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEE 18. 

Lowvynus, and to Marytie, wife of Peter Vanderbergh, 
of Albany, and to my nephews, Harman and Petrus 
Vandewater, and my wife's niece, Catharine Knicker- 
bocker, wife of Laurens Knickerbocker, of Magdalen 
Island, and to Margaret, wife of John Quackinbush, 
and to Cornelia, wife of Peter Anderson, and Cathar- 
ine, wife of Adolph Myer, of Harlem. I make my 
nephew, Harman Lieverse, and my wife's nephew, El- 
bert Harring, and my friends, Peter Lott and Ashuerus 
Turck, executors. 

Witnesses, Tobias Stoutenburgh, Isaac Florentine, 
Simon Johnson. Proved, October 11, 1752. 

[NOTE. Elbert Lieverse seems to have had two or 
more lots on the north corner of Broadway and Maiden 
lane, and probably lived there. His wife's nephew, 
Elbert Hairing, was the owner of. the " Harring or 
Herring Farm," which embraced a wide front on 
Broadway, south of Astor place, extending to, and 
including a part of Washington square ; also a much 
larger tract, on both sides of Bleecker street, south 
or east of Christopher street, and through which 
Cornelia street, Jones street and others are laid out. 
Bleecker street, or the part of it laid out through 
this farm, was originally called ' ' Herring street."- 
W. S. P.] 

Page 182. In the name of God, Amen, August 
10, 1751. I, ABEAHAM COLE, of Richmond County. I 
leave to my son Abraham 5, and my silver headed 
cane marked A. C. for his heir ship as heir at law. I 
leave to my wife Susannah 50, and full possession of 
all lands during her widowhood. All the rest of my 
estate, real and personal, I leave to my children, Abra- 
ham, Susanah, Cornelius, Stephen, Jacob, and David, 
" and likewise the child that my wife is now bigg with." 
I make my wife and friends, Benjamin Simmons, and 
my son Abraham, executors. 

Witnesses, Abraham Pearse, Isaac Cole, Abraham 
Cole. Proved, October 13, 1752. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 409 

Page 184. In the name of God, Amen, I, ELIZA- 
BETH YIELLET, of New York, widow, being sick. I 
leave all my estate to my cousins, Andriese Abrahamse 
and Adrian tie Seymour, intrust for my daughter, Sarah 
Vielle, for her maintainance during life, and after her 
death " and after paying the expense of her decent in- 
terment," I leave to my said cousins all my plate and 
jewels. I leave to the children of my cousin, Sarah 
Leacroft, all my wearing apparell. My 4 negro slaves 
are to be set free. All the rest of my estate I leave to 
my said cousins, Andriese Abrahamse and Ariantie 
Seymour, and to the children of my cousin, Sarah Lea- 
croft, and my cousins, Margaret Showart, Cornelia 
Bowley, and the children of my cousin, Elizabeth De 
Forrest, deceased. I make my cousins, Audriese Abra- 
hamse and Adriantie Seymour, executors. 

Dated October 13, 1752. Witnesses, Jasper Farmer, 
Luke Romans, Cornelius Sebring. Proved, October 27, 
1752. 

Page 186. (Written in Dutch language.) In Name 
Godes, Amen, the 25 day of June, 1747, I, CORNELIUS 
MARTENSE ESSELSTEUST, of Claverack, in the County of 
Albany, being sick in body. I leave to my wife Cor- 
nelia the use and income of all my estate during her 
widowhood. I leave to my eldest son William the 
house and lands where he now lives, in full of all 
claim as heir at law. I leave to my son Jacob the 
land where he lives, with the appurtenances. I leave 
to my son David my house, barn, and lands where I 
now dwell, at Claverack by the Kleyn Fontyn Kelletie 
(The little spring brook), and I leave to my son Johanes 
my land near the same. I leave to my sons, Johanes 
and David, all the rest of my real estate in Claverack. 
Legacies are left to his daughter Beta, wife of Isaac 
Van Deusen, and to his son Isaac. I leave to my son 
David certain negro slaves and my Great Bible. I 
leave to my wife and to my daughter Beta, all personal 
and household goods, and all cooking utensils, " copper 



410 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

as well as tin." I make my sons, William, Jacob, Jo- 
hanes and David, executors. 

Witnesses, Arent Van Dyck, Justice of the Peace, 
Jeremiah Hogeboom, Ephraim Van Allen. Proved, 
January 18, 174|. Confirmed by Governor George 
Clinton, October-27, 1752. 

Page 189. "In the name of God, whom I truly 
adore, and to whose Providential care I resign myself," 
I, HENRY TIPPETTS, late of the Manor of Phillipsburgh, 
in Westchester County, but now of New York, yeo- 
man, being afflicted with a sore disease. My body is to 
be decently interred by my executors, by my daughter 
Hester Hyatt, deceased, at Mr. John Hyatt's in Phil- 
lipsburgh. I leave to my daughter Hetabla, wife of 
John Sickles, cordwainer, of New York, one dwelling 
house divided into two parts, and the lot of ground on 
which it stands, in New York, on the south side of a 
certain street called by the name of Dey street, bounded 
south by the Rope walk, west by Lot 21, east by Lot 
19. I leave to Henry Hyatt, son of Arnold Hyatt 
and my deceased daughter, Hester Hyatt, 5 shillings. 
Whereas I have a bill against John Manning, Jr., of 
the Manor of Phillipsburgh, for ,10, I leave it to my 
daughter in law, Charity Stivers. I leave all the rest 
to my daughter, Hetabla Sickles, and I make her and 
John Sickles executors. 

Dated September 22, 1752. Witnesses, William 
Ogilvie, Robert Woodhouse, Richard Mays. Proved 
November 3, 1752. 

Page 191. (Written in Dutch language.) In den 
Name Godes, Amen, January 1, 1748, 1, BARENT STAATS, 
I leave to my son, Joachim, my Great silver tankard, 
for his right of primogeniture. I also give my Bowery 
in the Manor of Rensselaerwyck, known by the name 
of Hoge Berg (Jj-reat Hill'), with the meadow and up- 
land thereto belonging, to my two sons, Joachim and 
Gerritt, but on the express condition that my wife Neel- 
tie shall have her support and living during her life, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 41 1 

and the use of certain slaves. I leave to my sons all 
my wearing apparell, and my guns and pistols; I also 
leave to them ^ of my right in the Patent of Loonen- 
burgh. I leave to my seven daughters, Antie, wife of 
John Visser, Aryantie, wife of Hendrick Van Dursen, 
Catharine, wife of Abraham Schuyler, Gertrude, wife 
of John Schuyler, Neeltie, wife of Samuel Staats, Teun- 
tie, wife of William Salisbury, and Elizabeth, wife of 
Johanes Bleecker, all the other of my right in the 
Patent of Loonenburgh. I make my wife and my sons, 
Johanes and Gerritt, executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Van Schayck, Killian Van Rens- 
selaer, Sy brant Van Schayck. Proved, in Albany, Sep- 
tember 25, 1752. 

[NOTE. Barent Staats probably lived in the town 
of .New Baltimore. The Patent of Loonenburgh was 
a large tract, extending along the west shore of Hud- 
son river from the south line of the village of Athens, 
nearly to Cocksackie. It was bounded west by the 
old Indian foot path, which led from Catskill to Al- 
bany. W. S. P.] 

Page 195. In the name of God, Amen, December 
10, 1751, I, JOHANES VAN SLICK, of Schenectady, farmer, 
being sick in body. My brother, Harme Van Slick, is 
to pay all debts and funeral charges. I leave to my 
brother Harme all my farm lying in Schenectady 
" about four miles from said town up the Mohawk river, 
on the south side of said river," between two creeks, 
one called Stene Kill (stony brook} and the other the 
Platte Kill (broad brook) and containing 20 morgens of 
arable or low land, and 20 morgens more of upland on 
the west side of the Platte Kill, and also all my plows, 
harrows, and horses. I leave to my brother Cornelius 
4 morgens of land on the south side of the land I have 
given to my brother Harme, "also my pleasure sled 
with all tackling." I leave to Cornelius Van Slick, Jr., 
son of my brother Abraham, deceased, 4 morgens of 
land on the south side of the land given to my brother 



412 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

Cornelius. I leave to my cousin (niece) Clara Van 
Slick, daughter of my brother Hendrick, deceased, one 
bed and furniture. I leave to Margaret Van Slick, 
daughter of my brother Harme, and to Gertruy, daugh- 
ter of my brother Cornelius, and to Elizabeth Visger, 
daughter of Johanes Visger, Esq., all the rest of my 
movables and household stuff, except as here given. I 

f've to iny brother Cornelius, and to Cornelius Petrus 
an Slick, son of my brother Petrus, all the rest of my 
cattle and a negro man, and all my money, gold and 
silver ; Also a certain sum of money which my father- 
in-law, Harme Van Slick, made over to his daughter 
Lena, my wife, deceased, by his will. I leave to Eliz- 
abeth, daughter of my brother Harme, one cow. To 
my niece Clara, daughter of iny brother Hendrick, .30. 
To my niece Margaret, daughter of my brother Albert, 
50. To Cornelius Antone Van Slick, son of my 
brother Anthony, a negro woman and a silver cup. I 
make my brothers, Harme and Cornelius, executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Yates, Art Van Antwerpen, Jo- 
hanes Peek, Jr. Proved, February 19, 1752. 

Page 198. In the name of God, Amen, I, ANNE 
WEAVEK, of New York, widow, being in usual health. 
I leave to my son William all that my dwelling house 
wherein I now live, with all the lot thereto belonging 
in New York, fronting a street called by the name of 
Beekmans street ; Also another house and lot fronting 
Beekmans street and adjoining to the said house and lot. 
If he die without issue, then to my grand daughter, 
Anne Carpenter, daughter of John Carpenter. I leave 
to my son William my negro wench, and to my grand 
daughter, Anne Carpenter, 500. I leave to John 
Coxe, son of John Coxe, 10, and to his brothers, Will- 
iam and Thomas, 10. I leave all the rest to my son 
William, and make him executor. 

Dated March 7, 1 7-4/ F . Witnesses, Charles Jandine, 
Catharine Bedford, James Emott. Proved, November 
15, 1752. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 413 

Page 200. In the name of God, Amen, October 20, 
1 752,, I, FOLKERT DURYEE, of New York, shop keeper, 
being weak in body. I leave to my wife Gertruy my 
best bed and furniture and curtains, and my best look- 
ing glass, and 2 large silver spoons, and 6 silver tea 
spoons, " and my silver footed bowl," and my Large 
Dutch Bible. I leave to my daughter Rebecca 12 large 
silver spoons, and my silver bound Dutch Testament. 
All the rest of my estate, and my dwelling house and 
land in New York are to be sold by my executors, and 
after payment of debts and funeral charges, I leave of 
the remainder to my wife, and f to my daughter Rebecca, 
when of age. I make my wife and my father-in-law, 
Nicholas Vaughte, and my friends, Folkert Folkertsen 
and Folkert Rapalyea, executors. " This will is written 
upon one sheet of 23 lines and one word without any 
alteration." 

Witnesses, David Abeel, Allert Northstrat, John 
Nathan Hutchins. Proved, November 17, 1752. 

Page 202. In the name of God, Amen, May 13, 
1752, I, THOMAS LAWRENCE, of Westchester, being very 
sick. I leave to my wife Deborah my negro girl, and 
the use of all my lands during widowhood. I leave to 
my son Thomas my Great Bible, my gun and sword (a 
silver hilted one) and a horse, bridle, and saddle when 
he is 18. If my wife marries, all the personal estate is 
to be sold, and the proceeds divided among my wife 
and 4 daughters, Deborah, Margaret, Mary, and Eliz- 
abeth. I leave to my sous, Thomas and Nathaniel, all 
my lands and appurtenances, " and my negro ' Jacob ' 
shall go along with the lands." I make my brother (in 
law), Gerardus Willse, and Joseph Embury, executors. 

Witnesses, Cornelius Hunt, Samuel Embree, Adrian 
Lafarge. Proved, October 19, 1752. 

Page 204. In the name of God, Amen, I, LEONARD 
BROWN, of the Yonkers, in the County of Westchester, 
farmer, being very sick. ' ' I desire my body to be 



414 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18 

buried in a decent and Christian manner at the discre- 
tion of my executors and good neighbors." My two 
Mulatto children, Robert and Mary, are to be free, and 
my son Robert I leave in care of Charles Warner to be 
brought up till he is 15 years of age, and then put to 
any trade he likes best, and I leave him 20. I leave 
to my daughter Mary, 20, " and if Abigail Emmans 
dies before my daughter Mary is of age, then Charles 
Warner shall have the care of her till she is 15, "and 
they are both to have their freedom forever." I give 
10 to Sarah Piero's son Gilbert. I make William 
Stephens, Sr., and my wife (not named), executors, and 
they are to sell all lands, and meadows, and movables, 
except what my wife brought with her. I give ^ of 
the proceeds to my wife, and the rest to my daughter, 
Elizabeth Brown. 

Dated October 6, 1752. Witnesses, Edmond Meeks, 
Richard Crab, Peter Yates. Proved, November 16, 
1752, and widow Catharine Brown confirmed as exec- 
utor. 

Page 206. In the name of God, Amen, July 23, 
1751, I, BENJAMIN CARPENTER, of New York, car- 
penter, being sick. I leave to my wife Prudence all 
lands, houses, and debts owing to me, for the support 
of her and my two youngest children, Benjamin and 
Elizabeth, " also the child she is now bigg with," and 
her deeds for my house and lands shall be good. I 
make my wife executor. 

Witnesses, J. Wetmore, John Doughty, John Hill. 
Proved, in Westchester County, October 24, 1752, by 
Rev. James Wetmore and John Hill, witnesses. The 
widow, Prudence Carpenter, resigned as executor, and 
Letters of administration were granted to James Bur- 
ling, of New York, merchant, as principal creditor. 

Page 208. In the name of God, Amen, I, HENRY 
LUDLAM, of Jamaica, in Queens County, yeoman, being 
sick. I leave to my wife Daniaris, the use of ^ of all 



ABSTRACTS OP WILLS LIBER 18. 415 

buildings and my two orchards and meadow land, 
and all my cleared lands, with liberty of getting 
fencing stuff out of my wood land, and her firewood. 
And she is to have of all debts due me, and two 
cows and my best horse, and my riding chaise, and 
of all my meat and grain. I leave to my two sisters, 
Ruth Smith, of Jamaica, widow, and Hannah, wife of 
Joshua Carpenter, of the same place, the other f of all 
lands and estate, during their lives, and then to William 
and Thomas Smith, sons of my sister, Ruth Smith, and 
to her grandsons, John and Ludlam Smith, and to the 6 
daughters of my sister, Hannah Carpenter, Ruth, Han- 
nah, Judith, Rachel, Milicent, and Sarah. And the 
said John Smith shall give to his brother, Ho well 
Smith, and to his two sisters, Millicent and Hannah 
Smith, each 10. I make my cousin, William Lud- 
lam, and my brother-in-law, Joshua Carpenter, exec- 
utors. 

Dated May 27, 1752. Witnesses, Obadiah Mills, 
Thomas Reed, S. Clowes. Proved, October 25, 1752. 

Page 211. In the name of God, Amen, I, SAMUEL 
HIGBEE, of Jamaica, in Queens County, being now 
sick. I leave to my son Samuel all my lands and houses 
w^here he is now living, on the north side of the Par- 
sonage lands in the town of Jamaica ; Also my right 
of meadow in the Hither east neck, which I lately 
bought of Richard Everitt. My other meadows on said 
neck I leave to my sons John and Stephen. I leave 
to my son John all my ready money and bonds and 
bills. I leave to my son Stephen all my dwelling 
house, barn, and orchard and homestead where I now 
live, and all my lands on the south side of the Parsonage 
land, and near the land I have given to my son Samuel. 
I leave all the rest of my movables to my sou Stephen. 
My son John shall pay to my son Samuel 30, and to 
my daughter Deborah, 20, and to my grand daughter, 
Mary Woodruff, 50, and to my grand daughter, Hep- 
sibah Higbie, daughter of my son John, 5, and to 



416 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

my grand daughter Phebe, daughter of my son Samuel, 
40 shillings. I make my son John executor. 

Dated August 19, 1752. Witnesses, Nathan Smith, 
Samuel Smith, Benjamin Hinchman. Proved, Oc- 
tober 31, 1752. 

Page 213. In the name of God, Amen, September 
3, 1750, I, DANIEL KELCEY, of the town of Huntting- 
ton, cordwainer, being of sound mind. I leave to my 
son Stephen all my lands, meadows, and buildings, 
and my team, cart, and tackling and farm utensils, and 
he is to pay to my son Jonathan 60, and to my 
grand-daughter, Keziah Kelcey, daughter of my son, 
Timothy, 5. After payment of debts, I leave to my 
son Daniel ^ of all movable estate, and to my daugh- 
ter Mary, wife of Ananias Brush, ^, and to my grand- 
daughters, Susanah and Abigail Sammis, daughters of 
John Sammis, -|. I make my friends and neighbors, 
Eliphalet Wickes, John Wickes, and Moses Scudder, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Nathaniel Wickes, John Wickes, Eben- 
ezer Prime. Proved, October 16, 1752. 

Page 215. In the name of God, Amen, I, TIMOTHY 
MILLS, of Smithtown, in Suffolk County, yeoman, being 
in health of body. I leave to my wife Sarah of 
all movable estate, also the use of my dwelling house 
till my son Jonas shall be married, and after that she 
shall have the choice of any room in my house, and 
the use of ^ of my lands. I leave to my eldest son 
Isaac a certain tract of land adjoining to his dwelling 
house, lying between two ponds and the line of Setau- 
ket, on the east side of the road, to begin at a certain 
apple tree, which was standing on the place before I 
had it in possession ; and to extend 25 rods wide to 
the south, and to extend from said apple tree through 
the middle of a pond to Setauket line ; Also of my 
share of thatch in Stony Brook Harbor. I leave to 
my son Timothy a certain tract of land adjoining to 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 417 

his dwelling house, bounded south by land given to 
ray son Isaac, and to be 20 rods wide to the line of 
Setauket ; Also ^ of my thatch in Stony Brook Harbor. 
I leave to my son Jonathan a tract of land adjoining 
his dwelling house, and lying south of the land given 
to ray son Isaac, to be 30 rods wide to the Setauket 
line ; Also ^ of my thatch in Stony Brook Harbor. I 
leave to my son Samuel 60 acres of land lying at a 
place called Cuttscunsuck, near the two swamps, and 
all my thatch and meadow on Long Beach. I leave to 
my son Jonas my now dwelling house and all lands 
on the north side of the road that leads to Brook - 
haven, and all my land on the north side of the road to 
Brookhaven ; And all my land which lies between the 
land I have given to my son, Timothy. I leave to my 
youngest son Jacob, when he is 21, 100 acres of land 
adjoining to the highway that leads to Brookhaven, 
between the two lots of Joseph Smith, commonly called 
the " Three Sister Hollow." I leave to my sons, Isaac, 
Timothy, Jonathan, Samuel, Jonas, and Jacob, all my 
lands on the south side of the Island in a Neck called 
Indian Neck, and all my meadow on the south side of 
the Island, and all other lands not herein disposed of. 
Two acres of land lying at the Hither Brook Hollow, 
are reserved for a conveniency of drying fodder for my 
sons, who have occasion for the same. The road which 
leads from the two ponds to the Country road, and 3 
rods clear along said ponds, shall remain for common 
use for all my sons. I leave to the four children of my 
daughter Miriam (not named) % of my personal estate, 
and the rest to my 5 daughters (not named). I make 
my friends, John Smith, William Hallock, and John 
Newton, executors. 

Dated March 16, 1741. Witnesses, Nathaniel Biggs, 
Nathaniel Liscom, Richard Woodhull, Jr. 

Codicil. I leave to my son Jonathan, a piece of land 
adjoining his house, being all the land between my son 
Isaac's garden and the road to Smithtown. I leave to 
my son Jonas f of an acre of land adjoining my dwell- 



418 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

ing house, between the road to Smithtown and the 
pond. 

Dated March 25, 1751. Proved, October 25, 1752. 

[NOTE. Timothy Mills came to Smithtown from 
Jamaica about 1710. He was an owner of extensive 
lands at what is now known as Mills Ponds, in Smith- 
town. A large part is now owned by his descend- 
ant, Dubois Smith. For a more extended account of 
this family, the reader is referred to the " Records of 
Smithtown." W. S. P.] 

Page 219. In the name of God, Amen, I, SAM- 
UEL ALBERTIS, of the town of Newtown, in Queens 
County, being at present but poorly in body. I leave 
all my estate, real and personal, unto Samuel Alburtis, 
Jr., and he is to pay the following legacies : I leave 
60 to be put at interest by my executors for the use 
of my daughter Mary, wife of Samuel Holburt. I leave 
to my daughter Abigail, wife of John Morell, 40. 
To Elizabeth and Yost Gosline, 40. To my daughter 
Phebe, wife of John Morell, 60. My negro servant 
is to choose his master. I make my son, Samuel Al- 
burtis, Jr., and my son in law, John Morell, executors. 

Dated May 27, 1752. The meadow at South in 
Flatbush is to be part of my estate. W itnesses, Philip 
Edsall, Jacob Skillman, Elijah Pettit. Proved, January 
5, 1753. 

Page 222. In the name of God, Amen, I, DANIEL 
KISSAM, of Mad nans Neck, in Hempstead, I leave to 
my daughter, Martha Woods, 1, 8s. To my daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Strange, 10. I leave to my son Joseph 
all rny wearing apparel " and one Great Bible wherein 
my children's names are entered." I leave to my grand 
son, Daniel Kissam, son of Daniel Kissam, deceased, 
" who in his father's will was called Joseph, but since 
his father's death is named Daniel, to bear his father's 
name," 1, 8s., in full bar to any part of the estate. I 
leave to my grand daughter, Martha Carman, 1, 8s. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 419 

I leave to my daughter, Hannah Hewlett, all my lands 
and tenements in Madnans Neck, during her life and 
no longer, and all my personal estate not bequeathed. I 
leave to my grand son, Daniel Kissam, son of Joseph 
Kissam, of Cow Neck, all my lands and tenements on 
Madnans Neck, or elsewhere, after the death of my 
daughter, Hannah Hallett ; but if he should die under 
age, then to my grand son, Samuel Kissam, his brother. 
I make my daughter, Hannah Hewlett, my son Joseph, 
and my friends, George Hewlett and Henry Allen, 
Esqs., executors. 

Dated July 27, 1748. Witnesses, Samuel Moblott, 
Joseph Moblott, John Clarke. Proved, January 10, 
1753. 

Page 224. In the name of God, Amen, I, GODFREY 
MILLER, of New York, yeoman, being at present sick. 
I bequeath to my wife, Mary Miller, and my son, John 
Miller, and my child which is yet unborn, all my es- 
tate, real and personal. " My wife is to carefully bring 
up my children in the fear of God, and then at a proper 
season to put them to learn a Trade whereby they may 
be capable of getting a livelihood." I make my true 
and well beloved friends, Philip Henry Rapp and 
Mathias Kneldt, executors. 

Dated August 27, 1752. Witnesses, Joseph Hansul, 
Robert Case, Charles Richardson. Proved, January 
13, 1753. 

Page 226. In the name of God,. Amen, I, GUAL- 
TIIERUS Du Bois, minister of the Dutch Reformed Prot- 
estant church, in New York, being in perfect health, 
Thanks be to God for the same. I commit my body 
to be interred in a most Christian-like manner. I leave 
to my eldest son Gualtherus my watch and gold seal 
ring, over and above what I bequeath to him. I leave 
to my son Gualtherus and my daughter Elizabeth, all 
my linnen and woolen, and all that belongs to the fur- 
niture of my house, and my horse and chaise, and all 



420 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

my Dutch books and manuscripts belonging to my 
library, except my plate. I leave to Peter and Gual- 
therus, the children of my son John, ^ of my Latin 
books. The other half I give to Gualtherus Du Bois, 
son of my deceased son Isaac. Of all the rest of my 
estate I leave to my son Gualtherus, to my daugh- 
ter Elizabeth, to Peter and Gualtherus, the children 
of my son John, and \ to the children of my son Isaac, 
deceased, viz., Helena, Gualtherus, and Margaret. 
Whatever sums my son John and my deceased sou 
Isaac may owe me, are to be charged to the shares of 
their children. My executors may sell all estate. 1 
make my trusty and well beloved son Gualtherus, and 
my daughter Elizabeth, executors. 

Dated January 13, 174^, in the 23d year of his 
Majesty's reign. Witnesses, John Everson, Nicholas 
Bogart, George Duncan, Jr. Proved January 31, 
1753. 

Page 229. In the name of God, Amen, I, JON- 
ATHAN OGDEN, of New York, innholder, being at pres- 
ent sick. I leave to my son Joshua 20, in full bar to 
all claim as heir-at*law. I leave to my son Albert my 
saw mill in the Middle Patent. I leave to my wife 
Willmont \ of the rest of my estate and my negro 
wench " Luce," and she is to have the use of the other 
f during widowhood for the better support, education, 
and bringing up of my children till of age. After her 
decease all is to go to my children, except my eldest 
daughter, Freelove, who has already received her por- 
tion. (.Names of some children not giverv.} My wife 
and executors have power to sell all property. I make 
my wife Willmont, and my loving friends, John Tie- 
bout and Daniel Purdy, executors. 

Dated October 1 1, 1750. Witnesses, Kobert Benson, 
John Thomas, Anthony Kutgers. Proved, February 
16, 1753. 

[NOTE. The inn or tavern of Jonathan Ogden was 
on the north side of Pearl street, next east of where the 



ABSTRACTS OP WILLS LIBER 18. 421 

Harpers', Publishers, building now stands. This was 
where the eastern stages "put up " over night. The 
lot was afterward the home of Lindley Murray, the 
famous grammarian. W. S. P.] 

Page 233. In the name of God, Amen, October 9, 
1752, I, CALEB WRIGHT, of Oyster Bay. I order my 
farm of land with all appurtenances to be sold. That 
is the farm which I had from my father, William Wright, 
lying southwest from the Town Spot of Oyster Bay, 
and lying at or near the West Field, so called, being 
300 acres more or less. I leave to my wife Freelove 
all the goods and chattels I had with her, and my rid- 
ing horse and chaise ; Also 200. And my wife and 
Sarah Wright are to be handsomely supported out of 
my estate according to my bonds to them. All the 
rest of the money which is in the hands of my execu- 
tors I leave ^ to my sister, Mary Cooper, ^ to my sister 
Sarah, if she be a widow, and to my brother, John 
Wright's children. And as to the house and lot in 
Oyster Bay which my father has during his life ; if my 
wife lives longer than my father, and continues my 
widow, then she is to have the use of the place in Town 
so long as she remains my widow. And after the death 
of my father and my wife, I give the house and lot, 
which is about 10 acres ; and the lot on the north side 
of the highway, which is about 5 acres, to the Society 
of the Baptists for a Parsonage for their minister of the 
Baptists for the Town of Oyster Bay. " The Particular 
Baptists holding the Doctrine of Original Sin, Justifi- 
cation by Christ alone ; final perseverance of the Saints, 
and Eternal Election," for the Baptist minister for the 
Town of Oyster Bay, who shall be thereunto called by 
the Association in the Jerseys, and to such succeeding 
Baptist ministers for the Town of Oyster Bay for ever. 
I make my father-in-law, Wright Coles, and my brother- 
in-law, Joseph Cooper, and my cousins, William Town- 
send and Micajah Townsend, all of Oyster Bay, exec- 
utors. 



422 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

Witnesses, Absalom Townsend, Tristram Dodge, 
Penn Townsend. Proved, February 12, 1753. 

Page 235. In the name of God, Amen, I, ISAAC 
BLOOME, of Jamaica, in Queens County, blacksmith, 
being very sick. I leave to my wife Phebe the sole use 
of my now dwelling house and lot, during widowhood, 
but it may be sold at any time after my decease w r ith 
her consent. All my other lands and tenements in 
Jamaica are to be sold by my executors. I leave to my 
wife two of my best beds, with bedding and furniture, 
and my Bilstead cupboard, and all linnen, an oval Bil- 
stead table, and chairs, pewter plates, and brass kettles. 
All the rest of my estate to be turned into money and 
be put at interest for the support of my wife and the 
education and bringing up of my children, Sarah, Mil- 
licent, Tabitha, Silvester, Benjamin, Isaac, and Eliza- 
beth. I make my wife and my brother, Bernardus 
Bloom, of Newtowu, executors. 

Dated January 29, 1753. Witnesses, Samuel Smith, 
Nathaniel Mills, Benjamin Hinchman. Proved, Feb- 
ruary 17, 1753. 

Page 238. In the name of God, Amen, I, CORNELIUS 
SANTVOORD, Minister of the Gospel in Reformed 
Protestant Dutch Church, in Schenectady, being in 
health, "and considering, especially in this sickly and 
dangerous time, the uncertainty of the hour, as well 
as the certainty of our departing this life." "Before 
disposing of my worldly estate, I wholly and heartily 
do acknowledge the goodness of the Lord, and all the 
blessings I received from his hand. He has given me 
faithful and pious parents, who brought me up in the 
fear and nurture of the Lord. He prolonged my days 
more than once, and watched me when I was passing 
water and fire, and made me one of the messengers of 
His grace." Whereas I am yet indebted for the land 
I heretofore bought of John Staats, my first wife's 
father, on Staten Island, as my children may inherit 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 433 

part of his estate, it and the money due to me are to 
go toward paying the same. I bequeath to my son, 
who is lawful heir, 5 Spannish dollars in full of all 
claim. I leave to my son Staats, and to his issue, my 
desk. To my son Teger my silver seal and silver 
shoe buckles, and one of my large silver spoons. I 
leave to my grand-child, An tie Veldsman, 4 large silver 
spoons, and the necklace of amber beads. I leave to 
my grand-child, Ann Wendell, a large silver spoon, and 
to my sons, Cornelius and Staats, each a large silver 
spoon. I leave to my daughter Jacoba my desk, table- 
cloths and 4 napkins, and sheets and pillow-cases, " also 
a large silver spoon and 4 biggest thea spoons." I 
leave to the eldest daughter of Gertie Metzelaer, wife 
of Ryck Vander Bilt, on Raritan, 30 shillings. I leave 
the linnen belonging to my body to my son Teger, 
and my woolen clothes to my sons Cornelius and Staats 
"As to my books, I have set the names of the children 
in some of the Dutch books, the rest to be sold at 
most profit, except them in which I have set Gedach- 
tenise." (In memory.} My manuscripts being not of 
much worth to my children, but my translations of 
Spanheim upon Psalms 14 is to be for my sister or 
her husband, Teger Hazebrook, at Leyden, in Holland. 
All the rest of my personal property is to be sold, 
and of the proceeds I give the same to my children, 
Teger, Cornelius, Staats, and Jacoba, and the children 
of my daughter, Ann Camling. And whereas my late 
spouse (not named) desired that I should give to her 
sisters her golden finger and ear rings she had of her 
mother, and her clothes to them and Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Peter Carmer, and to my daughter Jacoba, I 
affirm the same. And my daughter Jacoba may give 
something to Antie Veldsman, but nothing to John E. 
Wendall, nor his wife or children. I make Mr. Peter 
Groenendyck, merchant in Schenectady, executor. 

Dated March 6, 174f. Witnesses, John Sanders, 
Geritt Lansing, Geritt Van Antwerpen. Proved, before 
Myndert Schuyler, Esq., in Albany, June 2, 1752. 



424 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 13. 

The executor resigned and Cornelius Vansantvoord 
was made administrator. 

Page 242. In the name of God, Amen, May 6, 
1747, 1, AERT SIMONSON, of Staten Island, husbandman, 
being very sick. I leave to my wife Margaret the 
use of all lands, houses, and tenements in Richmond 
County, until my son Isaac is 21. Then I leave all 
my said lands to my sons, Simon, Hans, Arthur, Chris- 
tophel, Daniel, Barent, Cornelius, and Isaac. I leave 
to my son Simon 20 shillings before any division. 
I leave to my daughters, Catharine, wife of Johanes 
Huisman, and Anna, wife of Henry Cocheron, .120. 
I leave to my wife my Dutch Bible and brass kettle. 
All the rest to my wife and sons. I make my sons 
Christophel and Daniel, executors. 

Witnesses, Peter Doler, John Croclieron, Daniel 
Corson. Proved, March 5, 1753. 

Page 245. In the name of God, Amen, I, ABRAHAM 
ALSTEYIST, of New York, brick layer, being sick. I 
leave to my wife Maritie the use of all real and per- 
sonal property while she remains my widow, u tow- 
ards her comfortable subsistence and maintenance 'dur- 
ing her widowhood." I leave to my son Herman us 
5 in full bar to all claims as eldest son. All the rest 
of my estate I leave to my children, Hermanus, Jo- 
hanes, Abraham, Bridgit, wife of Thomas Warner, and 
Margaret, wife of Richard Harris. I make my sons 
Hermanus, Johanes, and Abraham, executors. 

Dated September 7, 1744. Witnesses, Thomas 
Hallock, Johanes Van Antwerpen, John Chambers. 
Proved, March 5, 1753. At that time Johanes Al- 
steyn was the surviving executor. 

Page 248. In the name of God, Amen, January 15, 
1753. I, LAWRENCE HAFF, of Crum Elbow Precinct, 
in Duchess County, farmer, being in perfect mind. I 
leave to my wife Hannah all movable estate which she 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 435 

brought with her in my house. All the rest of my 
estate, real and personal, is to be sold by my executors, 
and the proceeds put at interest, for the bringing up of 
my two youngest children, Elizabeth and William. 
After they are of age then all to my wife and children, 
Ellis, Susannah, Isaac, Elizabeth, and William. I 
make my father, Jacob Haff, and my brother, Joseph 
Haff, and my wife Hannah, and my friend, William 
Humphrey, executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Haight, Martiuus Wiltse, Hen- 
drick Cole. Proved, February 12, 1753, before John 
Brinckerhoff, Judge, and John Montross and Jacob 
Brinckerhoff, Justices. 

Page 250. In the name of God, Amen, January 
13, 1752, I, JAMES TERRY, of the town of Southold, 
yeoman, being sick. I leave to my son James, 5 shil- 
lings. I leave to my son Daniel ^ of my home place, 
from the South road northward, with all buildings, 
and of all my outlands and meadows. I leave to 
my son Henry the other one half of my home place from 
the north end southward, and ^ of my outlands and 
meadows. I leave to my wife the use of ^ of all 
lands for life, and ^ the personal estate, and the use of 
the other half until my daughters are married, viz., 
Elizabeth, Mehitabel, and Mary. I make my son 
James and my wife Mary, executors. 

Witnesses, Nathaniel Warner, James Fanning, Jr., 
Ann Brown. Proved, November 28, 1752. 

Page 252. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOSEPH 
HOWELL, of the town of Southampton, in Suffolk 
County, yeoman, being sick. u My executors are to 
pay all debts and duties that I do owe to any person 
or persons." I leave to my daughter Lydia my upper 
close of land adjoining to Toilsome Lane, and the priv- 
ilege of living in my now dwelling house, and the 
privilege of the well, oven, and garden during her life. 
I leave to my son Joseph, my now dwelling house 



426 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

and home lot, he allowing his sister her privileges. 
I leave to my son Joseph and daughter Lydia ^ of all 
my wood land and Commonage, and ^ of my Beach 
meadow. I leave to my son Seth " my lot of land 
over the street, that I bought of the estate of Joseph 
Fordham." All my movable estate I leave to my 
wife and my children, Zerobabel, Joseph, and Lydia. 
I make my wife Martha, executor. 

Dated August 18, 1752. Witnesses, Zebulon How- 
ell, Joseph Halsey, John Mackie. Proved, Novem- 
ber 9, 1752. 

[NOTE. The close of land adjoining Toilsome lane, 
and left to his daughter Lydia, is on the south side of 
the lane, and is the east part of the land of late 
Captain Barney A. Green. The home lot left to son 
Joseph is on the east side of Main street, of South- 
ampton, next south of the homestead of Captain Bar- 
ney A. Green. The lot is now owned by Mrs. Scher- 
merhorn. The lot of land " over the street " is oppo- 
site to the above, and lately owned by Francis P. 
Cook. W. S. P.] 

Page 255. In the name of God, Amen, I, SETH PAR- 
SONS, of the town of East Hampton, yeoman, being 
sick. I leave to my wife Abigail the use of part of my 
home lot, to begin at the street and to run from thence 
beyond the Cross Ditch so far as to make 2 acres east 
of said ditch ; Also 14 acres out of my North West 
close, 8 acres of which I purchased of Robert Parsons ; 
Also my meadow lying in or near the Great Swamp, 
to run from the highway on the east side thereof, and 
from thence to the fence running across the meadow, 
not including any part of the meadow I purchased of 
Benjamin Osborne ; Also T V of a share in Moutauk, 
And 32 acres of woodland lying near the two brooks of 
water, which was laid out to my alotment. All of 
these I leave to her while she remains my widow, and 
after her death or marriage I leave the same to my 
cousin, Seth Barnes. I leave to Seth Woodruif ^ of 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 427 

a share on Montauk, lie being the son of my sister Eliz- 
abeth^ I leave to Recompence Sherill, son of my sister 
Puah, of a share on Montauk. I leave to Seth Par- 
sons, son of my brother John, all the rest of my rights 
on Montauk ; Also the woodland I had of his father. 
I leave all the rest of my lands to Recompence Sherill, 
subject to my wife's rights. I leave to my wife and to 
my brother-in-law, Recompence Sherill, my team and 
wainage and all my tools. I leave to my wife all the 
goods and chattels that she brought to me at the time of 
our marriage. All the rest of my movables I leave to 
my wife, and to Maiy and Abigail Parsons, daughters 
of my brother John, and to Seth Woodruff, son of my 
sister Elizabeth. I make my wife Abigail, and my 
brother-in-law, Recompence Sherill, Sr., executors. 

Dated August 12, 1752. Witnesses, Jacob Wick- 
ham, William Conkling, Jr., John Davis. Proved, Sep- 
tember 21, 1752. 

Page 257. Know all men by these Presents, that I, 
ROBKRT JONES, boatswain of His Majesty's Ship " Ceri- 
taur," Henry Cosby, Esq., Commander, have made my 
trusty friend, Edward Clement, carpenter of said ship, 
my true and lawful attorney, to collect all monies due 
me, etc. And whereas by my last will I appointed 
Benjamin Fields, innholder, at the " Crown and Thistle" 
in Shandam street in St. Martin's Parish, Westminster, 
executor, and whereas I acknowledge myself indebted 
to said Edward Clement, and he will likewise be at the 
expense of my burial, I make him sole executor. 

Dated December 27, 1752. Witnesses, Henry Cosby, 
Joseph Peterson, Dennis Nash. Proved, March 16, 1753. 

Page 260. In the name of God, Amen, I, DINAH 
BRINCKERHOFF, of Newtown, in Queens County, widow, 
being weak in body. I leave to my son Joris my ne- 
gro boy, and to my daughter Antie, a negro wench, and 
the same to my daughters Altye and Sarah. All the 
rest of my personal estate I leave to my 3 daughters. 



428 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

I make my brothers, James and Tennis Brinckerhoff, 
executors. 

Dated September 7, 1749. Witnesses, Anthony Ten 
Eyck, John Burnet, Dirck Brinckerhoff. Proved, 
March 20, 1753. 

Page 263. In the name of God, Amen. I, GEORGE 
DYKEMAN, of New York, yeoman, being somewhat in- 
firm, do this 8th of December, 1752, make this my last 
will. I leave to my wife Catharine the use of the house 
I now live in, or one of the other houses now standing 
on the lot where the house I now live in is built, or of 
the other house fronting to Nassau and Ann street, in 
Montgomery Ward ; " which of the three she shall 
cliuse best ; " Also a negro man and the household 
furniture and 8 quarterly, during her life. I leave to 
my son John 10. I leave ^ of my estate to my son 
John and my son Cornelius " if living being absent at 
sea." All the rest I leave to my daughter, Tuentie 
Ward, and her three children, George, William, and 
Sarah, and my daughter Mary, wife of Peter Sawyer. 
I make my son John, and my son-in-law, Peter Sawyer, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Richard Ridder, David Newey, Charles 
Johnson. Proved, March 29, 1753. 

Page 266. In the name of God, Amen, I, WILL- 
IAM BURROUGH, of New .York, distiller, being some- 
what infirm in body, " do for the avoiding all contro- 
versies and disputes, this 10 day of October, 1752, 
make this my last will." " My body is to be decently 
interred according to the Church of England method." 
I leave to my wife Sarah all my estate situate in Prov- 
idence, Rhode Island, "during her natural life and no 
longer." I leave all the rest of my estate to my chil- 
dren, William, John, James, Elizabeth, and Sarah. I 
make my wife Sarah, and my trusty and well beloved 
friends, Captain John Fred and Mr. Benjamin Peck, 
both of the City of New York, Gents., executors. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 429 

Witnesses, Thomas Moore, George Chandler, Charles 
Johnson, "schoolmaster." Proved, March 29, 1753. 

[NOTE. Benjamin Peck, one of the executors, wax 
the man after whom Peck's Slip was named ; he owned 
several lots on the west side of the slip. W. S. P.] 

Page 269. In the name of God, Amen, I, SIMON 
RUMSEY, of the Precinct of Goshen, in Orange County, 
yeoman, being in health. I leave all my real and per- 
sonal estate in Goshen to my executors, to be sold by 
them. After the payment of debts and funeral charges, 
I leave to my wife Phebe of estate and all the rest to 
my children, Simon, Daniel, James, Finnis (Phineas), 
Nathan, Abigail, Ruth, Sarah, and Phebe. I make my 
friends, Daniel Everitt, Esq., and John Yelverton, both 
of Goshen, executors. 

Page 2 VI. In the name of God, Amen, I, DANIEL 
BREWSTER, of the town of Brookhaven, " being in a low 
and w^eak condition." " My body is to be buried in a 
Christian and decent manner." My executors may sell 
lands and meadows sufficient to pay debts. I leave to 
my wife Mary the use of all movable estate during her 
life, and then to my three youngest daughters, Mary, 
Deborah, and Hannah. I leave to my eldest son, Dan- 
iel, 20 shillings. To my second son, David, 20s. To 
my third son, William, 20s., and "likewise all my land 
at a place called Moddys House." I leave to my 
daughters, Desire, Mary, Deborah, and Hannah, each 
20s. I ordain this my last will and testament, and I 
appoint my wife Mary, and my brother, John Brew- 
ster, and my son Daniel, executors. 

Dated May 29, 1752. Witnesses, Israel Robinson, 
Mary Petty, William Smith. Proved, July 23, 1752. 

Page 273. In the name of God, Amen, I, FREDER- 
ICK DEVOOE, of Morrisania, in Westchester Count}-, 
yeoman, being sick. "All debts and funeral charges 
are to .be well and truly satisfied." I leave to my wife 



430 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

Mary the use of all estate, real and personal, during 
her widowhood, " but if she marries she shall have only 
30." I leave to my eldest son Frederick, 25. To 
my daughter, Abigail Brown, 5. To my daughters, 
Hester, Sarah, Mary, and Leah, 100, to be divided 
among them. All the rest of my estate, real and per- 
sonal, I leave to my sons, Frederick, Daniel, John, 
Thomas, and Abraham. After my wife's decease all of 
my estate is to be put up to be sold to the highest 
bidder, and my executors have full power to sell. I 
make my wife Mary, and my brother, Daniel Devooe, 
and my brother in law, Andrew Nodine, executors. 

Dated August 8, 1751. Witnesses, Joshua Bishop, 
James Collard, William Moore. Proved, April 30, 
1753. 

Page 276. In the name of God, Amen, I, FRANCIS 
FERRARI, being of sound mind. I leave to my loving 
friend, John Beekman, merchant, in New York, 100. 
I have a " Snow " called "Anna," Captain Jeffreys, like- 
wise a sloop called the " Sea Flower," commanded by 
Emerson, lately by Nicholls. Likewise a sloop called 
" Saint John," commanded by John Miller. And a | 
part of the ship " John," commanded by Eichard Coffey, 
" now lying in this Road," with 20 pipes of new wine 
belonging to me, and 7 pipes sold here, which will 
be accounted for by Captain Richard Coffey. Also all 
my household furniture " and a Law Suit depending in 
Rhode Island with Nicholls," and all debts due to me. 
All these I leave, to my wife Mary , and all the rest 
to Mr. Raphael Finnes, merchant, in Geneva. I appoint 
my wife Mary, and my loving friend, John Beekman, of 
New York, executors. 

" Made at St. Eustatius, the 5 of April, 1753." Wit- 
nesses, Peter De Joncourt, Michael Thody, Samuel 
Tuder. Attested by Pieter De La Chall, General 
Clerk, April 11, 1753. 

New York. Richard Coffey, being sworn, says that 
he was at St. Eustatius when FRANCIS FERRARI died, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 431 

and saw him sign the will. And it was sealed up in 
his presence and delivered to Michael Thody, and that 
he was afterwards present before John De Windt, 
Governor of St. Eustatius, and saw the said wall opened 
and proved. Sworn, May 9, 1753, before James De 
Lancey, Esq. 

A certificate of John De Windt's, written in the 
Dutch language, certifying that, as Governor of St. 
Eustatius, the will was proved before him, April 11, 
1753. 

Page 279. In the name of God, Amen, June 21, 
1753, I, SAMUEL CARPENTER, of Goshen, in Orange 
County, being very sick. I leave to my wife Patience 
all that part of my household goods that she brought 
to me when I married her, " and furder I give a cow to 
her," and i of all movable estate, after debts and funeral 

7 O / 

charges are paid, and the use of ^ of what my lands 
will fetch. I leave to my children Samuel, William, 
Abraham, John, Joshua, Richard, Abigail, and Martha, 
u and one in the Womb not yet born," all my real es- 
tate and the remainder of my movables. My will is 
that all my real estate be sold by my executors, and 
the proceeds to be divided when my eldest sou is of 
age. I leave the bringing up of my children with 
my executors, Wait Smith, Jr., and Benjamin Car- 
penter. 

Witnesses, James Smith, Samuel Webb, Jonathan 
Webb. Proved, at Court of General Sessions of the 
Peace, at Goshen, on Wednesday, the 1st day of No- 
vember, 1752. Present, Abraham Hairing, Judge, and 
Daniel Smith, Thomas DsKay, Michael Johnson, Hez- 
ekiah Howell, Ebenezer Seely, Jacobus Swartvvout and 
John West brook, Jr., Justices, Fletcher Matthews, 
Clerk. 

Page 281. George Clinton, Esq., Captain-General 
and Governor. Whereas, the last will of CORNELIUS 
MARTENSE ESSELSTYN, dated June 25, 1740, was proved 



432 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBEE 18. 

before Myndert Schuyler, Esq., Surrogate of the County 
of Albany, January 18, 1748, and afterwards approved 
by me, and Letters Testamentary were granted to Jacob 
and Johans Esselstyn, October 27, 1752, William Es- 
selstyn is also appointed one of the executors, May 14, 
1753. 

[NOTE. Governor George Clinton was the youngest 
son of Francis, the 6th Earl of Lincoln. He was 
made Governor of Newfoundland in 1732, and was 
Vice-Admiral of the Red. He was appointed Gov- 
ernor of New York May 21, 1741, but did not enter 
upon his duties till September, 1743. His administra- 
tion was marked by many controversies with the As- 
sembly, instigated by Chief Justice James De Lancey. 
The principal champion of the Governor was Cadwal- 
lader Colden. In October, 1753, he was succeeded as 
Governor by Sir Danvers Osborne, who took the 
oath of office, October 10, 1753, and committed suicide 
on October 12th. He was succeeded by Lieutenant 
Governor James De Lancey. Governor George Clin- 
ton was afterward Governor of Greenwich Hospital, 
and died July 10, 1761. His son, Sir Henry Clinton, 
was one of the most active of the British Generals dur- 
ing the Revolution, and was Commander in Chief of 
the British forces. W. S. P.] 

Page 282. In the name of God, Amen, I, BENJA- 
MIN BAENETT, of the Borrough town of Westchester, 
Gent., being in good health. My executors are to sell 
all real estate, houses, and lands. I leave to my niece 
Martha, wife of Stephen Honeywell, 500, to be paid 
to her after her husband's death, but if she dies before 
him, then to her children, but if she leave no issue, 
then to my half-sister, Sarah Knight, and to my half- 
brothers, William Waters, Thomas Waters, and Samuel 
Waters. I also leave them all the rest of my estate. 
I make my friends, Isaac Willett and John Bartow, 
executors. 

Dated September 5, 1750. Witnesses, John Gordon, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 433 

Robert Huestis, Samuel Kirkpatrick. Proved, April 
23, 17*3. 

Page 285. In the name of God, Amen, August 14, 
1735, I, HANNAH SUTTON, of the town of Hemps tead, 
widow of Robert Button, being in bodily health. I 
leave to my 3 sons, Daniel, Joseph, and John, each 5 
shillings. All the rest of my personal estate, of what- 
ever kind, I leave to my son Robert and my daugh- 
ters, Mary, Hannah, Elizabeth, Phebe, Deborah, Keziah, 
and Jemima. And Mary and Jemima are to have as 
much as my other daughters have already had. All 
my real estate is to be sold by my executors, " by way 
of vendue," and the proceeds divided among my sons, 
Robert, Daniel, Joseph, and John, and my seven daugh- 
ters. I make my son, Robert, and my son-in-law, 
Tristram Dodge, and my friend, Andries Onderdonk, 
Esq., all of Cow Neck, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Dodge, Andries Onderdonk, Will- 
iam Burch. Proved, April 30, 1753. "Samuel Dodge, 
a known Quaker," being affirmed. 

Page 288. In the name of God, Amen, January 12, 
173^, I, HENRY VANDERBURGII, of the Middle Ward, 
near Poaghkeepsinck, in Duchess County, Gent., being 
weak in body. " My body is to be decently buried in 
the nearest church or burying ground, in the most pri- 
vate manner, and with the least expense that may be, 
and after the manner of any Protestant church, at the 
discretion of my executors." I leave to my wife Mag- 
dalen the use all of my estate during widowhood, but 
if she marries she shall have . I leave to my eldest 
son Richard a suit of my wearing apparell, a silver 
hilted sword, and a gun, "now called his gun," for his 
birth right ; Also an equal share with rest. All the 
rest of my estate I leave to my children, Richard, Henry. 
John, Peter, James, William, Stephen, Anna, Mary, 
wife of Baltus Van Kleek, Hester, wife of Johanes 
Lewis, Susannah, and Magdalen. I make my wife Mag- 
dalen and my son Henry, executors. 



434 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

Witnesses, Joseph Webb, Tunis Van Benschotten, 
Elias Van Benschotten, Jr. Proved, October 18, 1750, 
before Martin Hoffman, Judge. 

Page 293. In the name of God, Amen, April 17, 
1753,'!, MARY LIEVRE, of New Kochelle, widow, being 
very sick. I leave my house, lands, and tenements to 
John Badeau. I leave to Catherine Coutant, widow of 
Isaac Coutant, the best of my diamond rings. After 
payment of debts, I leave all the rest of my estate 
to Susannah Pelletreau, daughter of Elizabeth Heur- 
tin, living in New York. I make Am on Guion and 
John Badeau, both of New Rochelle, executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Coutant, Jane Coutant, Patrick 
Hepburn. Proved, May 11, 1753. 

Page 295. In the name of God, Amen, October 14, 
1749. I, JOHN VAN NOSTRANT, of the town of Hemp- 
stead. I leave to my wife Lamarche 15. I leave to 
my well and truly beloved sons, Aaron and Cornelius, 
each J10, " and my Great Bible to one and my gun 
unto the other." u I leave to my son Cornelius the 
horse colt that came of my sorrel mare." All the rest 
of my estate, real and personal, is to be sold by my 
executors, and after payment of debts, I leave all the 
rest to my wife and children, Aaron, Cornelius, Alche, 
Sarah, Abraham, Moeter, Jean, Onche, John, and George. 
I make my wife and my father-in-law, Cornelius Bier- 
son, and my son Aaron, executors. 

Witnesses, George Everitt, George Rierson, James 
Turner. Proved, April 27, 1753. 

Page 297. In the name of God, Amen. Be it known 
and manifest unto all People, that I, JAMES RENAUDET, 
of Philadelphia, but now residing in New York, mer- 
chant, being in good health. I leave to my eldest son, 
Adrian, 15, in full bar to all claim as eldest son. I 
leave to my wife Belitie the use of all my estate, real 
and personal, while she remains my widow. After her 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 435 

decease I leave all to my children, Adrian, Peter, James, 
Jane, wife of George Lucas Osburn, Anne, wife of 
Townsend White, Elizabeth, and Mary. 

Dated June 20, 1750. Witnesses, Joris Remsen, 
Jonathan Holmes, Jr., Jasper Drake, Evert Byvanck. 
Proved, May 17, 1753. 

Page 301. In the name of God, Amen, March 18, 

1752, I, ANDREW ALLAIRE, of the Manor of Pel ham, 
Gent, " finding myself low and weak in body." I leave 
to my loving sister, Catharine Barbarie, 30 and my 
negro " Robin." I leave to Thomas Pennewall, of New 
Rochelle, 10 " and all my every day clothes." I leave 
to my wife Elizabeth, whom I make executor, all the 
rest of my estate. 

Witnesses, Bernard Rynlander, Nicholas Belly. 
Proved, May 29, 1753. 

Page 303. In the name of God, Amen, January 17, 

1753, I, PETER POILLON, of Richmond County, being at 
this time in good health. I leave to my wife Hillitie 
a bed and furniture and cupboard and Looking glass, 
and all the silver ware that I had with her. I leave to 
my son Peter all my wearing apparell, saddle, pistol 
and holsters and my silver hilted sword. I leave to my 
daughter Hillitie all the wearing apparell that was her 
mother's, and a cupboard, a silver snuff box, a silver 
girdle buckle, and 5 silver tea spoons, all of which were 
her mother's. My executors are to sell that parcel of 
salt meadow that I have at the Fresh Kills, and all the 
wood that I have in a Large Swamp lying near Adrian 
Laforts, joining to his land. The rest of my movable 
estate I leave to my wife and three children, Peter, 
Hillitie, and Catharine. I leave to my wife Hillitie the 
use of my farm until my son Peter is 18, and she is to 
bring up the children with schooling and other things 
suitable for them. And she is to pay yearly to my 
brother, James Poillon, 10, and 3, 2s. 6<1 to my 
mother yearly. I also give to my wife 200. I leave 



436 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

all my lands and meadows to my son Peter, and he is 
to pay 200 to his mother and 200 to his sisters, 
Hillitie and Catharine. My wife is to have the use of 
two bedrooms lying on the north side of my dwelling 
house, and her firewood, and two cows and a horse, and 
apples, peaches, and other fruit. I make my wife and 
brothers, John Poillon and Abraham Poillon, and my 
friend, Benjamin Seaman, executors. 

Witnesses, Paul Mersereau, Barent Slaght, Rhoda 
Winants. Proved, May 21, 1758. 

Page 304. In the name of God, Amen, I, ELIZABETH 
CLOCK, of Newtown, widow of Martin Clock, late of 
New York, shopkeeper, being indisposed in body. All 
debts and funeral charges to be paid. I leave to my 
nephew, Abraham Vanderhuyl, of New York, 2. To 
Elizabeth Voorhees, daughter of Daniel Voorhees, of 
Oyster Bay, 15. My negro man "Frank" is to be 
free. Of all the rest of my estate I leave ^ to the chil 
dren of Sarah Rapalye, late wife of Daniel Rapalye, of 
Brookland, and the children of Catharine Boelen, wife 
of Jacob Boeleu, of New York, deceased. And the 
other ^ to the children, Trinitie Clock, wife of Elbert 
Clock, of New York, Mary De Milt, of Stamford, Con- 
necticutt, Janittie Wyncoop, of New York, and to the 
children of Johanes Vanderbergh, of New York. My 
executors are to sell my house and lot in New York. 
I make Hendrick Boelen and Cornelius Wyncoop ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated October 25, 1744. Witnesses, Samuel Fish, 
Elbert Luystre, Andrew Rychen. Proved, June 27, 
1753. 

[NOTE. The house of Elizabeth Clock was at the 
corner of Dock street (now Pearl street) and Burger's 
path (now Old Slip), in New York. W. S. P.] 

Page 310. In the name of God, Amen, I, GEORGE 
HARRIS, of the town of Southampton, in Suffolk County, 
yeoman, being in health in body. I leave to my 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 437 

daughter Eunice the use of the west room, and the 
west bedroom in my dwelling house, during her life, 
also one of the best cows, and the bed she lies on, with 
with all the furniture, and ^ of all movable estate. I 
leave to my grand daughter, Abigail Gess, .5. I leave 
to my son Henry my desk and house and home lot and 
all my lands, meadows, and Commonage, and the rest of 
my movable estate, and I make him executor. 

Dated September 7, 1748. Witnesses, David Rose, 
Jr., Francis Hanmer, John Mackie. Proved, June 11, 
1 753. Francis Hanmer and David Rose, Jr., were then 
deceased. 

[NOTE. The home lot of George Harris was at 
North Sea, and is now owned by the heirs of Captain 
Joseph Harris, and opposite the school house. 
W. S. P.] 

Page 313. In the name of God, Amen, I BENJAMIN 
MARSHALL, of the town of Southampton, cordwainer, 
being not well in body. I leave to my son John, 20 
shillings. To my daughter, Esther Bleakly, 2()s. I 
leave to my wife Elizabeth all my movable estate, and 
the use of all lands and houses during her widow- 
hood. I leave to my son, Joseph Marshall, all my 
lands, buildings, and tenements. I make my wife ex- 
ecutor. 

Dated December 8, 1736. Witnesses, Joseph How r - 
ell, Alexander Ford hain, John Mackie. Proved, June 
11, 1753. Joseph Howell and Alexander Ford ham 
were then dead. 

A Codicil, dated August 16, 1752, leaves to his son 
Joseph \ of a 50 right in Lot No. 39, Great South 
Division. 

| NOTE. The homestead of Benjamin Marshall was 
in the village of Southampton, on the west side of 
the road to North Sea, and owned in recent years by 
James McCorkle, now owned by George Wines, and 
opposite " Bow T den Square." The family is now ex- 
tinct in Southampton, the last representative being 



438 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

James Marshall, a man who well deserves kind remem- 
brance. He died about 1870. W. 8. P.] 

Page 316. In the name of (rod, Amen, I, SAMUEL 
CLARKE, of the town of Southampton, yeoman, being 
sick. I leave to my son Samuel my dwelling house, 
home lot, barn and Pittle, and all my eastern lands, and 
all my land on Cow Neck and my meadows, and all 
my western lands and all my Commonage in North 
Sea bounds, and in the bounds of Southampton. I 
leave to my son Joab 10 shillings ; to my daughter, 
Phebe Rose, W ; to my son Matthew 10 ; to my 
daughter, Mary Lupton, .10 ; to my son Nathan 10. 
All the rest of my estate I leave to my son Samuel, 
and I make him and John Mackie, executors. 

Dated February 5, 1753. Proved, April 10, 1753. 

[NOTE. Samuel Clarke, lived at North Sea, in the 
town of Southampton, and was the son of Samuel 
Clarke, who died March 1, 1699. His homestead was 
the place owned in late years by Austin Rose, and now 
by his nephew, Addison Jennings. The Clarke family 
has long been extinct in Southampton. W. S. P.] 

Page 318. Hempstead, July 13, 1752, In the name 
of God, I, SAMUEL LANGDON, of Hempstead, being sick. 
I leave to my wife Mary one bed and furniture and 
my side saddle and iron pot and iron kettle, frying 
pan and ^ dozen plates and 2 pewter platters, and 
a chest and a cow and 3 chairs over and above what I 
have already given her; Also the interest of '70 
yearly for life. And then I leave the same to my 
sons Samuel and Ezekiel. I leave to my son William 
all my Patent right in Hempstead, and all the lands, 
divided and undivided. My executors are to sell my 
lot of meadow at Near Rockaway and all the rest of my 
lands in Hempstead, except what I have given to my 
sons Samuel and Ezekiel. I leave to Ezekiel my plow 
and plow irons. All the rest of my movable estate I 
leave to my 5 daughters, Mercy Oakly, Sarah Bedell, 
Phebe Losee, Melly, and Lydia. I make my friends, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 439 

Ezekiel Raynor and Patrick Mott, and my son Ezekiel, 
execufors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Langdon, Jr., John Losee, Benja- 
min Lester. Proved, May 17, 1753. 

Page 321. In the name of God, Amen, December 
9, 1752, I, JOHN BUTTON, of Mamaroneck, in West- 
chester County, yeoman, being sick. I leave to my 
wife Erne, 100, "of good and lawful money," and one 
bed and bedding, with all its furniture, which she shall 
choose, and all the beds and bedding I shall die pos- 
sessed of, and the choice of a horse and saddle. And 
she shall keep and enjoy my house at Mamaroneck 
so long as she remains my widow, and also her wear- 
ing apparel. " I leave to my son Robert a silver 
bowl, which I purchased from my brother, Robert Sut- 
ton's, estate, and marked with the 'Willson frigate,' 
and also my clock." I leave to my sons, William, 
Joseph, John, and Gilbert, all that part of my estate 
which lies on Long Island (otherwise called Nassau 
Island), to be divided among them when they are of 
age ; the said land lying on Cow Neck. I leave to my 
daughters, Mercy, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Erne, all my 
movable estate in Mamaroneck, after my wife's decease. 
My executors are to sell my house and land in Mam- 
aroneck, after the death of my wife, and divide the 
money among niy daughters. I make my wife and 
William Mott and Edward Merritt, both of Mamaro- 
neck, executors, and they have power to sell my estate 
on Long Island, and put the money at interest, to en- 
able my wife to bring up and educate my sons till they 
are of age. "And it is my will in the sale of said es- 
tate on Long Island, that my executors reserve a right 
of burial for any of the family that shall desire it, to 
be buried there, in the Burying place that properly be- 
longs to our family." 

Witnesses, William Lounsbury, Henry Disbrow, 
John Hill. Proved, April 5, 1753, before Israel 
Honeywell, Esq. 



440 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

Page 324. In the name of God, Amen, January 
30, 173f. I, ELSIE EGBERTSE, of Rensselaerwyck, in 
Albany County, executor of the last will of Omy La- 
gransie, Jr., late of the Colony of Eensselaerwyck. 
Whereas Omy Lagransie, Jr., did some time before his 
death, viz., on January 22, 1724, make his last will, 
and did among other things leave to his wife, the said 
Elsie, his personal estate, and make her sole executor ; 
And whereas after his death the said will was proved 
in common form, Now know ye, that I, the said Elsie, 
being of sound and perfect memory, make this my last 
will. All my debts and funeral charges are to be paid. 
I leave to my brother, Albert Van Loon, 10 shillings, 
with which he is to be satisfied from making any claim 
as heir at law. I give to my man, named Peter Fran- 
ciscus, my plow, harrow, sled, horse, and hogs, which 
he now owns ; Also my gun, which was given to him 
by my husband, Omy Lagransie, and all the rest of my 
farm tools. I leave to An tie, daughter of Isaac La- 
gransie, my second mourning suit of clothes, and my 
clock. I leave to my brothers, Albert Van Loon, Jan 
Van Loon, Klaas Van Loon, and Matys Van Loon, all 
the rest of my live stock. I leave to Elsie, daugh- 
ter of my brother, Albert Van Loon, the curtains of 
my bedstead. I leave to Rachel, wife of Egbert 
Egbertse, and daughter of my brother Jan Van Loon, 
my brass fire tongs and shovel, and pewter dishes, 
and my cupboard (or in Dutch " Cass "). I leave 
to my negro "Tobias Norman " and "Mary" his wife, 
some bedding and household stuff. I leave to Barent 
Sanders, of Albany, merchant, ,30, lying in the hands 
of Johanes Lagransie, of New York, and given me 
by my husband, by his will dated January 22, 172|, 
and all the rest of my personal estate. 

Witnesses, John Sanders, Myndert Veeder, Symon 
Jans Veeder. Proved in Albany, June 18, 1753. 

[ NOTE. The Van Loon family mentioned in the 
will all lived in Loonenburg, now Athens, in Greene 
County. The old stone house of Albert Van Loon, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 441 

in the "upper village," bearing the date 1724, is 
probably the oldest house in Greene County. W. 

8. P.] 

Page 327. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
PINTARD, of New York, merchant, being sick. I leave 
to my wife Catharine all household goods, and a negro 
wench, "Crane," and all my plate except what did 
belong to my first wife Lydia, which is marked L. B., 
and which I give to my daughter Lydia, My exec- 
utors are to make an inventory of all my estate, 
and get in all my outstanding debts, and they have 
power to sell estate, and put the proceeds at interest, 
and pay it to niy wife till my children are of age. 
I leave to my wife ^ of my estate, and 4- to each of 
my sons, Lewis, John, and Samuel. I leave to my 
daughter Lydia the interest of the other -i- during her 
life and then to my sons. I make my wife and my 
sons, Lewis and John, and my friends, Richard Nich- 
olls and Friend Lucas, executors. 

Dated August 1, 1752. Witnesses, Archibald Fisher, 
Anne Gombould, Thomas Duncan. Proved, July 18, 
1753. 

Page 329. In the name of God, Amen, I, REBECCA 
HOGG, of New York, widow, being weak in body. I 
leave to my daughter Margaret all my wearing apparel 1. 
All of the rest of my estate, real and personal, I leave 
to my good friends, John Beekman, "son of the widow 
Boulla," and John Bard, as Trustees, with full power 
to sell, and put the proceeds at interest, and dispose of 
it as follows : " In case my daughter Margaret, wife of 
William Flanagan, continues to live separate from her 
husband, from whom she is now parted by reason of 
ill usage, the Trustees are to pay her the interest so 
long as she lives separate from him ; but they are to 
pay her no part if she lives with him, but what they 
shall think fit. But if she survives him, the whole is 
to be paid to her." If she dies without issue, then it 



442 ABSTKACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

is to go to my sister Rachel Bosworth, and if she dies 
without issue, then to Vincent Scott and Anne Quack- 
inbush. If my sister Rachel Quackinbush shall choose 
to go to the West Indies to her husband, the Trustees 
are to furnish " all those things that may be necessary 
for her voyage." But if by reason of ill usage or 
neglect of her husband she shall return here, and live 
with my daughter Margaret, they are to provide for her. 
I make John Beekman and John Bard and Benjamin 
Nicoll, executors. 

Dated February 3, 1753. Witnesses, John Tuder, 
Peter Middleton, Abraham Van Durzen, Jr. Proved, 
July 3, 1753. 

Page 332. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOSEPH 
ROBINSON, of the town of Brookhaven, being in reason- 
able health. The agreement I made with my wife 
Abigail before marriage is to be punctually performed. 
She is also to have the use of my servants so long as 
she remains and dwells in my house. I leave to my 
son Joseph 5 5s. I leave to my son John Robinson 
all the rest of my estate, real and personal. I make 
my son John and David Davis, executors. 

Dated February 23, 1753. Witnesses, Isaac Robin- 
son, James Tuthill, Samuel Emmons. Proved, June 
30, 1753. 

Page 334. In the name of God, Amen, I, WILLIAM 
MILLER, of Newtown, in Queens County, "being in 
years but of perfect memory." My executors have full 
power to sell lands to pay debts. I leave to my wife 
Gartry, all the rest of my estate and make her executor. 

Dated February 24, 1752. Witnesses, John Van 
Wyck, John McConnell, William Van Wyck. Proved, 
July 20, 1753. 

Page 336. In the name of God, Amen, I, EDWARD 
COLLINS, of Albany, Gent. All debts and funeral 
charges are to be paid. I leave to my wife Margaret 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 443 

all real and personal estate, lands, and tenements, and 
gold and silver, household furniture, " negroes and negro 
wenches," and I leave it to her discretion to give to any 
of my own relations what portion she pleases. I make 
my wife and my friends, Peter Winne and James Ste- 
venson, executors. 

Dated August 1, 1752. Witnesses, Anthony Brat, 
Joseph Yates, Staats Van Santvoord. Proved, July 
30, 1753. 

Page 338. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
MARSTON, of Flushing, wheelwright, " being of sound 
mind, do think it prudent to settle my affairs and set 
my house in order." I leave to my wife Hannah the 
use and full possession of all my house, out buildings, 
orchards, lands and meadows, in Flushing or elsewhere, 
during the full term of 8 years. After that, all my 
estate is to be sold at a public vendue, and all the pro- 
ceeds, and money due to me, shall be divided among 
my wife and children. I leave to my wife, before any 
sale, my best bed and furniture and one cow, and my 
looking-glass. I leave to my son John my gold ring 
and my cane. My sons are to be put to trades when 
of suitable age. I make my wife Hannah, and my 
brother, Lawrence Marston, and my brother-in-law, 
Thomas Baylis, of Jamaica, executors (other children 
not named}. 

Dated March 29, 1752. Witnesses, Caleb Field, 
Francis Field, Daniel Clement. Proved, August 8, 
1753. 

Page 339. In the name of God, Amen, June 5, 
1753, I, JOHN BRINCKERHOFF, of the town of Oyster 
Bay, weaver, being sick. My executors may sell estate 
to pay debts. I leave to my wife Janache the use of 
all the remainder while she remains my widow, to en- 
able her to bring up my children (not named}. I also 
leave her my best bed and furniture and Great chest, 
and all the rest of my movables. I make my wife 



444 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

and my friends, Peter Luister and Joseph Hagerman, 
executors. 

Witnesses, John Coerum, Mary Townsend, Sampson 
Crocker. Proved, August 11, 1758. 

Page 341. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOSEPH 
TIIORNE, of Flushing, yeoman, January 3, 1753, being 
weak in body. My executors are to pay all debts. 
I leave to my son John all that piece of salt meadow 
which I purchased from Jonathan Wright, situate near 
Hugh Wentworth's mill in Flushing. I leave to my 
son James all that my messuage, tenement, and tract of 
land where I now live in Flushing, and all the rest of 
my salt meadow and all my farming utensils, and he 
shall pay 200, viz., to my grand son, Samuel Thorne, 
"who did live with me" 20, and to my son Samuel 
20 ; to my son John 20 ; to my son Thomas 40 ; 
and the rest to my grand children, Thomas and Mary, 
the children of my son Joseph deceased, and to Edward, 
William, Joseph, and Catharine, the children of my son 
AVilliam, deceased. My executors are to sell all mov- 
able estate, and of the proceeds they shall pay to my 
sons Samuel, John, and Thomas, each i, and f- to my 
said grand children. And whereas I am security for 
my son Samuel in a bond to William Field, of Flushing, 
if he does not pay the same, my executors are to keep 
his legacy. I make my trusty friends, John Field and 
Samuel Bowne, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Hicks, Thomas Hicks, Jr., George 
Hicks. Proved, August 4, 1753. 

Page 344. In the name of God, Amen, July 31, 
1753, I, JOHN MERRITT, of the town of Rye, in West- 
chester County, yeoman, being sick. After payment 
of debts, I leave to my wife Mary ^ of the remainder, 
and the use of all my lands joining to my home- 
stead in Rye, and the liberty of dwelling in one room 
in my house during her widowhood. " Whereas my 
eldest son Daniel has had of me money to the amount 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 445 

of 100, and also 10 for a horse of mine that lie 
sold and took a note in his own name, for " I freely 
give nim the said sums ; And whereas he is indebted 
to me by a bond for 50, I give him the same in full 
bar to all claim as heir at law. I leave to my son Ca- 
leb all the lands that he has in his possession in Green- 
wich, Connecticut ; Also 28 acres, part of which my 
son Nathan has in possession, bounded south by road 
and running north until it comes to Jeremiah An- 
derson's land, and to go west into the land in possession 
of my son Nathan, till it makes 28 acres ; And he shall 
pay to my eldest son Daniel 60. I leave to my son 
Nathan all the remainder of my land in Connecticut!, 
with the house and barn. I leave to my sons, Nathan 
and Thomas, all that my dwelling house and all lands 
thereto adjoining in Kye. Thomas is to have the south 
half, and Nathan to have the north half, " Reserving 
i of an acre at the corner of the south half, joining to 
King street road and Stephen Stockholm's land, and 
to be square, to remain for a burying place for myself 
and family, and where some children are already bu- 
ried." My son Nathan is to pay to my son Daniel 
80, my youngest son Thomas shall pay to his brother 
John 50 when he is of age. I leave to my son John 
200, to be paid by my executors. I leave to my 
daughters, Phebe, Amy, and Ruth, each 30. All the 
rest of my movable estate to my daughters, Mary, Han- 
nah, Phebe, Amy, and Ruth. I make my son Caleb 
and my son-in-law, Reuben Green, executors. 

Witnesses, Jabez Sherwood, John Parry, John Car- 
hart, Proved, August 20, 1753. 

Page 347. In the name of God, Amen, I, HAR- 
MANUS RUTGERS, of New York, brewer, being advanced 
in years, and at this time in good health. Whereas my 
eldest son, Harmanus, some years since departed this 
life, and left behind him a widow and seven children 
(one of whom is since dead), and I being willing to 
make some provision for them, I give to Elizabeth, 



446 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

the widow of my said son, so long as she remains his 
widow, all that my now dwelling house, store house, 
malt 'house, brew house, and negro kitchen in my yard 
fronting my said dwelling house, with the ground 
thereto belonging, in the East Ward of New York, 
with the rest of my land between Maiden Lane and 
my brew house, along Rutgers street, as the same is 
now railed in and planted with trees. All of which 
land so devised runs from the lands of Hans Coster, 
deceased, along Rutgers street to the corner of the said 
tract of ground, and then along the said lot to Maiden 
lane and then northerly along Maiden lane to the board 
fence of the alley now in possession of my said daugh- 
ter-in-law, and then easterly along the board fence until 
you come to the cross fence that goes towards my ne- 
gro kitchen, and then west to the rear of said kitchen, 
and then northerly to the ground of Ten Eyck, and so 
along the fence to the rear of the lot of Hans Coster, 
and then along said lot to Rutgers street where it first 
began, Together with my brewing kettles, vats, bags, 
dray wagons, casks and barrells. I also leave to my said 
daughter-in-law during her widowhood, all my malt 
mill and malt house, with the ground and garden and 
wood } 7 ard lying on the south side of Rutgers street, 
and to run from the south corner of the wood yard to 
the west or north west corner of Quick's lot. All these 
I leave to her for the support and education of the 
children of my son Harmanus, deceased, And they are 
to be maintained and educated suitable to their condi- 
tion till they are of age or married. After her death or 
marriage, I give to my grand son Robert (the eldest son 
of my said son Harmanus) all the said dwelling house 
and malt house and brew house, etc. I order that the 
land between the ground of Vandewater and my lot 
planted with trees, and as far as my land extends east- 
ward, shall retain the name of Rutgers street, and remain 
open for the use of all my children. I order that the 
children of my deceased son Harmanus, to wit, Harman- 
us, Anthony, Cornelia, Catharine, and Mary, shall have 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 447 

150 each when of age. My negro woman Isabel shall 
have the liberty of choosing her master. My executors 
shall provide a comfortable living for my old negro 
wench " Jane," and not suffer her to be abused or want. 
I give to my grand son Robert the choice of one of the 
best of my negroes skilled in the brewing trade, and 
the rest of my negroes working in my brew house are 
to be assigned by Mr. Jacobus Roosevelt to the widow 
of my son Harmanus, and to my son Hendrick, and 
they are to pay for each negro 35. I leave to my son, 
Hendrick Rutgers, all that my farm or Plantation, lands, 
tenements, and meadows lying near the Fresh water, in 
the Out Ward of New York, where he now lives, and 
which I purchased, part from Neeltie Van Schaick and 
her children, and the other part from Thomas Fair- 
weather, And the lot of meadow I bought from Mr. 
Skinner, as by deeds will appear, with all houses, out- 
houses, barns, fish pond, fresh meadows, and all im- 
provements, with all the stock (except such part of my 
said farm as is herein reserved). I leave to my son-in- 
law, John Marshall all that my eastermost messuage 
or dwelling house, and lot thereto belonging, situate in 
Queen street in Montgomery Ward, adjoining to the 
house and ground of Dennis Ricke, with the house and 
other buildings as now in his possession during his life 
and then to his three children, begotten of my daughter 
Elsie, viz., Edward, John, and Anna. I leave to my 
son-in-law, Abraham Van Home and Catharine his 
wife, all that my westermost messuage and dwelling 
house and lot lying in Queen street, in Montgomery 
Ward, adjoining on the west to the house and lot of 
Samuel Burling, and on the east to my other house, 
with all buildings, as now in his possession, during 
their lives, and then to their children, Catharine, wife 
of Cornelius Beekman, Abraham, Margaret, Elizabeth, 
James, and Eve. I leave to my son-in-law, John Pro- 
voost, and Eve, his wife, all that my new messuage or 
dwelling house which I lately built, with the land ly- 
ing between Queen street and Rutgers street, in the East 



448 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

Ward, and fronting Queen street, and in which they 
now live. This lot is to contain in breadth from El- 
bert Han-ings lot, along Queen street, 30 feet 1 inches, 
and in length to Rutgers street, and to contain in 
brea'dth from the ground, of Vandewater along Rutgers 
street 42 feet, during their lives, and then to go to my 
grandson, Samuel Provoost, their son. All of which 
said new house and lot is a part of my lands fronting 
Queen street in the East Ward, between the house and 
ground of Elbert Harrings and that of Jacobus Quick, 
and running back to Rutgers street, as by the several 
conveyances to me from George Ellsworth and Grreetie 
Vaudewater will appear. And the rest of my said lot 
I bequeath to my sou Hendrick. I leave to my daugh- 
ter Eve a mullatto girl. To my daughter Catharine, 
35 in lieu of a negro girl which I have given to each 
of her brothers and sisters. I leave to Martha Ebbetts, 
who now lives with me, 25, and a good mourning suit. 
And whereas I have here in before excepted out of the 
farm or Plantation at Freshwater devised to my son 
Hendrick, I do hereby declare, that what I except is 
part of the land belonging to my said farm that I 
bought of Thomas Fairweather ; and begins at the cor- 
ner post of the two fences, that meet at the point of the 
land which I had of Fairweather, and the Harbor or 
East River, something to the west of highwater mark, 
and so to run from said corner post and front, eastward 
1700 feet ; and from thence to run back northward into 
the land 200 feet and from thence to run westward 
1700 feet, and from thence southward 200 feet to the 
place where it began ; And also the breadth of 40 feet 
of land to lie contiguous between the said corner post 
and the river, for a street of 40 feet wide and 1 700 feet 
long, for the use and benefit of said land. And my ex- 
ecutors shall divide the said tract into 15 lots, all of 
which are to be 200 feet deep from the north side of 
said road. The Lot No. 1 to begin at the said corner 
post and is to contain 140 feet in width. Lots 2-3-4 
and 5 each 100 feet. Lot 6, 180 feet. Lots 7-8-9-10, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 449 

each 100 feet. Lot 11, 180 feet. Lots 12-13-14-15, 
each 100 feet. And I leave Lots 1-6-11 to my son 
Hendrick. Lots 2-7-12 to the children of my son 
Harmanus, deceased. Lots 3-8-13, to the children of 
my daughter Elsie. Lots 4-914, to my daughter Cath- 
arine. Lots 5-10-15, to my daughter Eve. And I 
order that a street 40 feet wide shall be left out on the 
north side of said lots, and 1700 feet long, so that there 
may be a street in rear as well as in the front. All the 
rest of my estate I leave to my children and the chil- 
dren of my son Harmanus. And the annuity of 40 
per annum, which by certain writings or ante nuptial 
contract are to be paid to my wife, are to be paid by 
my executors. I make my daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, 
and my son Hendrick, and my daughters, Catharine 
and Eve, and my friend, Jacobus Roosevelt, executors. 

Dated June 26, 1750. Witnesses, James Van Cort- 
landt, John Chambers, Lambert Moore. Proved, Au- 
gust 28, 1753. 

[.NOTE. Harmanus Rutgers was one of the most 
prominent men in New York, and left a very large es- 
tate, especially the large tract known as "Rutgers east 
farm." Division street is the boundary between this 
farm and the farm of James De Lancey. The brewing 
establishment and houses and lots are on the north 
side of Maiden lane, adjoining Gold street. "Rutgers 
street " mentioned in the will, is the west, or south end 
of Gold street. The " new house " and lot, left to John 
Provoost and his wife Eve, is now No. 207 Pearl street 
and Nos. 4-6 Gold street. The houses and lots left to 
John Marshall and Abraham Van Home, are on the 
north side of Pearl street next above John street. 
They are now No. 239-241 Pearl street. The large tract 
reserved from his farm and divided among all his chil- 
dren is on the north side of Cherry street. It begins 
at the corner of Catherine street and runs east 1700 
feet. The street on the north side of this tract was 
originally called " Lombardy street," but is now Mon- 
roe street. Lot No. 9, which was left to Catharine Van 



450 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

Home, is now No. 188-194 Cherry street. Mechanic's 
Alley runs through the west half of Lot No. 10. The 
west quarter of this lot is No. 196 Cherry street. The 
lot of meadow " bought of Mr. Skinner," was originally 
a part of the Van Cortlandt estate, and is in the rear of 
the De Lancey farm in the neighborhood of Lewis 
street. Abraham Van Home and wife Catharine had 
children, James Van Home, Catharine, wife of James 
Cebra, Margaret, wife of Gerritt Van Home De Witt, 
Elizabeth, wife of Cornelius Van Home, and Eve, w r ife 
of Daniel Lawrence. John Provoost and wife Eve 
had children, Samuel Provoost, Bishop of New York, 
John, David, and James Alexander. The house No. 
207 Pearl street was probably the birth-place of Bishop 
Provoost. W. S. P.] 

Page 356. In the name of God, Amen, June 5, 1753- 
I, ABRAHAM VREEDENBURGH, of Brown's Point in the 
town of Rye, in Westchester County, "joyner," being 
very sick. I leave to my wife Sarah, and to William 
Hooker Smith and Elisha Hoyt, as executors, all my real 
estate, and as much of my personal estate as my wife 
may think fit ; to be sold at public vendue, and after 
payment of debts and funeral charges, I leave the rest 
to my wife for maintaining and bringing up the chil- 
dren (not named). 

Witnesses, Nicholas Harper, John Vreedenburgh, 
Elizabeth Oakley. Proved, August 25, 1753. 

Page 358. In the name of God, Amen, I, CHARLES 
DURYEE, of Bushwick, in Kings County. I leave to 
my wife Mary, "in whom I am well pleased," 140, 
and all the household goods that she brought in my 
possession when I married her, and she shall dwell 
for one year in my house with my children. I leave 
to my eldest son, Jost Duryee, <5 for his birth right. 
I leave to my son Johanes, and to all the rest of my 
sons and daughters now unmarried, 30 each, for an 
outset, as the other children have had when they 



ABSTRACTS OP WILLS LIBER 18. 451 

were married. I leave to my son Jacob the farm or 
settlement where I live, that . is, all that piece of 
land that lies before my door, bounded north east 
by Simon Duryee, south east by, Andries Stockholm, 
south west by Nicholas Fill kers ton, north west by the 
road; And also the piece of land where my house 
and barn stands, with both orchards, bounded south- 
west by Nicholas Fulkerston, and all round by the 
meadows, and north east by Simon Duryee ; Also 
the meadow called the Cow Vly, and ^ my meadow 
next to Cow Vly, to be divided by a straight line 
across the meadow from the upland to the mill pond; 
Also ^ of my wood land that lies in the Hills, and 
of my wood land that lies in my land between Abra- 
ham Duryee's and David Van Cott's lands. And he 
shall pay 800 to my three eldest sons, Jost, Johanes, 
and Charles, and to my three youngest sons, Dirck, 
Abrahams, and Thims, and to my three daughters, 
Helena Van Zandt, Cornelia, and Elizabeth. I leave to 
my son Charles 4 acres of the other half of my meadow 
joining to the meadow of my son Johanes, and he is to 
pay 6 for the same. I leave to my son Jacob my 
cows, wagon, and plow. My executors are to sell all 
the rest of my estate and divide the proceeds among 
my children. I make my friend and nephew, Abraham 
Schaick, and my sons, Johanes and Jacob, executors. 
The will is signed by Charles and Mary Duryee. 

Dated December 4, 1751. Witnesses, Petrus Lott, 
Gabriel Duryee, Gabriel Strong. Proved, September 
3, 1753. 

Page 362. "I, RICHARD WILLETTS, of the town of 
Islip, yeoman, being the 19 day of the 3d month, 1750, 
far advanced in years and the declention of Old age." 
All debts and funeral expenses to be paid by my ex- 
ecutors. I leave to my wife Margaret 10 in money 
and 35 in goods, "such sorts as she shall choose." 
To my sons, Richard and Daniel, all my wearing ap- 
parell, and Smith tools and farming utensils. All the 



452 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS LIBER 18. 

rest of my personal estate to be sold, and the inter- 
est paid to my wife, and after her death ^ is to be 
paid to my daughter Deborah, ^ to my two daugh- 
ters in law, Mary Wood and Sarah Powell, and |- to 
my grand children, Willetts Kirke and Sarah Kirke, 
when of age. "And as to ray houses and lands I 
have already given them by deed to my sons." I 
make my son, Richard Willetts, of Islip, and my 
cousin, Isaac Powell of Bethpage, and my cousin, Rich- 
ard Willetts, of Jericho, in Queens County, executors. 
Witnesses, Mary Willis, John Willis, Jr., Samuel 
Willis. Proved October 3, 1753. 

Page 364. In the name of God, Amen, July 9, 
1740, I, EZEKIEL SAYRE, of the town of Southamp- 
ton, in Suffolk County, blacksmith, being in perfect 
health " and knowing that it is appointed for all men 
once to dye." I leave to my brother, Joseph Sayre, cord- 
wainer, 200 acres of land in Orange County, being a 
tract of land purchased of Edward Blagg, of New 
York, joining to the land of Hezekiah Howell and 
Company; Also ^ of my movable estate. The other 
half I leave to my honored mother, Susanah Sayre, 
wife of Job Sayre. I make James Herrick, of South- 
ampton, "joyner," executor. 

Witnesses, Silvanus White, Timothy Howell, Zebu- 
Ion Howell. Proved, September 1 7, 1753, before Henry 
Smith, Esq. 

[NOTE. The land in Orange County is at a place 
called "Blaggs Clove," in the town of Blooming 
Grove. W. S. P.] 

Page 366. In the name of God, Amen, I, WAIT 
SMITH, of Goshen, in Orange County, yeoman, being 
in perfect health. I leave to my wife Charity of 
all movable estate; Also the use of the rest, and the 
best room in my dwelling house, and the use of ^ of 
my homestead, so long as she remains my widow. I 
leave to my eldest son, Wait Smith, share of my 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 453 

Town Right, and all my wearing apparel, and my 
Great Bible. I leave to my son Samuel my home 
lot in Goshen, known as No. 13, containing 80 acres; 
Also the other half of my Town Right, and the choice 
of any one of my horses and my farming utensils, 
and ^ of movable estate, and all housing and improve- 
ments. I leave to my two daughter, Elizabeth Smith 
and Charity Thomson, ^ of my movable estate. I leave to 
my sons, Oliver, Joshua, and Solomon, each 10 shillings. 
I make my sons, Wait and Samuel, executors. Dated 
September 29, 1750. 

Witnesses, Daniel Everett, Daniel Gale, Gilbert 
Denton. Proved, October 12, 1753. 

Page 369. In the name of God, Amen, October 
23, 1752, I, JOHANES VAN WORMEN, of the County of 
Albany, being very sick. I leave to my wife Engeltie my 
whole estate, real and personal, so long as she remains 
my widow. I leave to my eldest daughter, Hannah 
Van Wormen, ^ of my estate after my wife's death, 
and ^ to my daughter Aleda. I make my father (in- 
law) John Concklin, and "my dearly beloved brother " 
(in-law) Henry G. Livingston, executors. I also leave 
| of my estate to my daughter Mary. 

Witnesses, Eghbert Brat, John Corree, John West. 
Proved, October 1, 1753. 

James De Lancey, Esq., His Majesty's Lieutenant 
Governor, and Commander in Chief over the Province 
of New York, to all, etc. Whereas JOHANES VAN WOR- 
MEN made his will October 23, 1752, and made John 
Concklin and Henry G. Livingston, executors. And 
they by a certain writing dated June 19, 1753, resigned 
the same, and his wife Hannah also renounced her 
right, Letters of administration are granted to Egbert 
Somerindyck, of New York, farmer, the principal cred- 
itor, October 17, 1753. 

Page 371. In the name of God, Amen, I, HENRY 
COSBY, Esq., Captain of the "Centaur," man-of-war, sta- 



454 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

tioned at the city of New York, being weak in body. 
All my just debts and funeral charges to be paid by my 
executors ; "All the rest of my estate, real and per- 
sonal, I leave to my dear and loving mother, the Hon- 
ourable Grace Cosby, and I make her sole executor." 
"And I desire the favor of Hon. Joseph Murray, Esq.', 
of New York, my brother-in-law, that he be aiding to 
her in the execution of my will." 

Dated October 6, 1753. Witnesses, Peter Renaudet, 
Sidney Breese, Francis Costigan. 

Codicil, same date, confirms the will. "I leave to 
my dear and loving sister, Grace Murray, my gold watch 
and my diamond ring, and a diamond heart, which sev- 
eral things my said sister was pleased to make me a 
present of some time ago." And I request my said 
sister to give unto my cousin, Philip Cosby, all my 
wearing apparell. I also give to Mr. James Stuart, 
mate oi the "Centaur" man-of-war, a new gun and a 
bayonet thereto belonging. 

Proved, October 19, 1753, before James De Lancey, 
Esq., Lieutenant-Governor, etc., by oath of Sidney 
Breese, Purser of the "Centaur," Peter Renaudet, sur- 

feon, and Francis Costigan, of New Brunswick, in New 
ersey, Attorney at Law, the Hon. Grace Cosby, execu- 
tor, "being absent beyond sea and residing in Great 
Britain," Joseph Murray, Esq., was made adminis- 
trator, pro tempore. 

[NOTE. Henry Cosby was one of the two sons of 
William Cosby, Governor of New York, and who died 
in 1736. Grace Cosby, a' daughter of the governor, 
married Hon. Joseph Murray, after whom Murray 
street in New York was named. W. S. P.] 

Page 374. Know all men by these presents that I, 
ADRIAN HOUTRAT, of New York, merchant, have made 
my trusty and loving wife Elizabeth, daughter of the 
late Berandede Terren, my true and lawful attorney, 
to collect all debts, etc., August 29, 1746. And con- 
sidering the uncertainty of life, I make this my last 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 455 

will, and I leave to ray wife one gold ring and all the 
rest of my estate, and I make her executor. 

Witnesses, Jacob Goelet, Christian Van der Kraw, 
Jacobus Goelet. Proved, October 31, 175 3, before 
Goldsbrow Banyer, thereto delegated by Governor 
James De Lancey. 

Page 376. In the name of God, Amen, January 4, 
1744. I, JOSHUA TOWNSEND, of Ducks Pond, in the 
town of Oyster Bay, Yeoman. I leave to my wife 
Merobah, all my movable estate, and she is to pay all 
the money that still remains due to the children of 
Robert Townsend, according to my bond, dated April 
12, 1738. And when the said children come of age 
my executors are to obtain a deed from them for the 
farm that I live upon, in behalf of my son, Noah Town- 
send. And my executors are to sell my land in the 
Oblong. I leave to my son, Noah Townsend, all my 
farm or plot of ground that I now live upon, and all 
my right and interest in the creeks that doth belong 
to me. If my son Noah dies under age, my executors 
are to sell the said farm and pay ^ the proceeds to my 
wife, and the rest to my sister, Patience Lovel, and my 
sister, Deborah Townsend, and to the children of my 
daughter, Rumoren Townsend, viz., Mary, Sarah, and 
Restore. My wife is to have the use of my farm, if 
she remains my widow, till my son Noah is of age. 
u My will is that my son shall be brought up to good 
School Learning." If my wife die or marry, the farm 
is to be rented for his benefit. I make my wife and 
my trusty and well beloved friends, Zebulon Dickinson, 
James Cock, and Micajah Townsend, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Maccaine, William Townsend, 
Joseph Avery. Proved, November 2, 1753. 

Page 379. In the name of God, Amen, June 29, 
1753, I, CORNELIUS VAN BOSKERK, of Bergen County, 
New Jersey, Gent, being sick. I leave to my wife 
Susanah, all my messuages, lands, and tenements in 
Bergen County, so long as she remains my widow ; 



456 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

Also all my goods and personal estate, and she is to 
pay all debts and legacies. After her death or mar- 
riage, I give all the said lands and tenements to my 
daughter Feytie. If she dies without issue, I give all 
the estate to my nephew, Johanes Lagrange, and he is 
to pay to my wife 300, and to Fytie Roll, daughter 
of my sister Fytie, wife of John Roll, Jr., 200. I 
make my brother-in-law, Tulup May, of New York, 
and George Vreelandt, of Bergen County, New Jersey, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Margaret Chadeayn, John Jucks, Daniel 
Corson. Proved, in New York, November 3, 1753. 

Page 381. In the name of God, Amen, I, ROBERT 
MORE, of the town of Southampton, in Suffolk County, 
being very sick. I leave to my wife ^ of my movable 
estate and the use of the west part of my house and 
barn, and the south half of my home lots and the 
Island ; Also my 50 right of New Division land, 
lying in the same tract with Abraham Cooper, Esq., in 
Lot No. 26 ; Also my 50 right of Commonage, until 
my son Henry is of age. After the death of my wife, 
I leave to my son Henry all the said lands and build- 
ings and Commonage, and 5 shillings. After payment 
of debts I leave all the rest to my children (not 
named}. I make my wife Mary and Captain Theoph- 
ilus Howell, executors. 

Dated September 9, 1 753. Witnesses, John Mitchell, 
Daniel Cook, John Cooper, Jr. Proved, October 26, 
1753. 

[NOTE. This name should be " Moore." He was a 
descendant of Joseph Moore, who was a son of Rev. 
John Moore, of Newtown, and of the same family as 
Bishop Benjamin Moore, and his son, Clement C. 
Moore, author of the " Night before Christmas." This 
family remaining in Bridge Hampton for several gen- 
erations. The homestead of Robert Moore was prob- 
ably on the east side of Long Pond, and lately owned 
by Albert Halsey.-W. S. P.) 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 457 

Page 383. In the name of God, Amen, I, HENRY 
DE WITT, of Kingston, in Ulster County, being at 
present of sound nrind. I leave to my eldest son, 
Tjerck C. De Witt, my guns or fowling pieces that I 
have commonly used. To my son Jacob my gun laid 
in with brass. To my wife the use of my negro man 
" Robin " during her widowhood, and the choice of my 
negro wenches, and also my large Bible, my best bed 
and bedstead, and everything thereto belonging, and 
my large cupboard. I leave to my son Jacob all my 
lands lying on the south-east side of the road from 
Kingston to Hurley ; " Also a new wood wagon, which 
shall be given to him by my eldest son, when of age." 
I leave to my wife all my lands, houses, barns, and 
barracks, which I have now in possession on the west 
and north-west side of the road to Hurley, and all my 
land over the creek, during her widowhood, and after 
her death or marriage to my eldest son, Tjerck De 
Witt, and he is to pay to my two daughters, Elizabeth 
and Anne, each, 50 when of age, and to my sons, 
John and Heniy, each, 100. My executors are to 
deliver back to the owners all goods and merchandise 
that I have to sell on commission. I leave to my wife 
the use of household goods, and the use of so many 
horses and cows as my executors shall judge proper. 
I leave all my right and interest to any lands devised 
to my mother, Anne De Witt, deceased, ^ to my 
"brother Peter, and to my brother Andries, and % to 
my wife during widowhood, and then to my sons, 
Jacob, John, and Henry. I give the lands I lately 
bought of Dirck Schepmose to my six children, and 
to my wife and children all the money left to me by 
my brother John. My executors are to pay to my 
wife 8 yearly, till my sons Tjerck and John are of 
age, and then they are to pay it. I make my wife 
Maryta, and my brothers, Petrus and Andries, and 
John Hardenburgh (son of Gerardus Hardenburgh) 
executors. 

Dated October 30, 1752. Witnesses, William Bur- 



458 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

bans, Tyerck De Witt, Dirck Jansen. Proved, Octo- 
ber 31, 1753. 

Page 386. September 18, 1744, 1, JOHANES VISCHER, 
of Albany. I leave to my eldest son, Nanning Vis- 
cher, 10 shillings in right of primogeniture. I leave to 
my wife Antye the rents of all my estate during her 
life, with full power to sell, with the consent of my 
brother-in-law, Joacham Staats, for the better educa- 
tion and maintainance of my children. I leave to my 
children, Neeltie, Nanning, Alida, Barent, John, 
Joacham, and Gilbert, all my estate, real and per- 
sonal, after my wife's death. I make my wife 
Antye, and my brother-in-law, Joacham Staats, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Barent Staats, Johanes Schuyler, Johanes 
Rutse Bleecker. Proved, June 8, 1753. 

Page 388. In the name of God, Amen, February 5, 
172|, I, STEVEN KOERTEN, of the town of Gravesend, 
in Kings County, Gent., being very sick. " I leave to 
my wife Eva my wholl farm and all my Housing as 
long as she is a life, and after se dyed, then I give it to 
my well beloved sons, Koert Stevensen and John Ste- 
vensen, whom I likewise make executors." " I leave 
to my five daughters all that tract of land upon Rary- 
tan in New Country, and the most deel equal long the 
west syed of the Mill Stone river." 

Witnesses, Elias Hubbard, Geritt Borland, Elias 
Hubbard, Jr. Proved, August 29, 1753, upon oath 
" of John Van Forys, younger son and surviving exec- 
utor of said Steven Koerten." 

Page 389. In the name of God, Amen, I, GERRITT 
VAN ANTWERPEN, of Schenectady, taylor, being sickly 
and weak, this July 24, 1753. I leave to my eldest 
son Daniel, my gun, being the fowling piece of my 
father, Daniel Van Antwerpen, deceased ; Also the lot 
of ground left to me by my father in his will, for my 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 459 

birth right ; " situate in Schenectady, on the south east 
end thereof over the bridge, and on the north side of 
the rokd that leads from said town to Albany," con- 
taining in front along said road 65 feet. I leave this 
to him for his primogeniture or birthright, and he is to 
make no further pretence as heir-at-law. I leave to my 
wife Catrina all the rest of my real estate during her 
widowhood, and she is to keep and bring up my chil- 
dren, " and to give them so much Learning as possibly 
she can." After her death I leave to my two daugh- 
ters, Ariaritie and Maria, my house and lot where I now 
live, bounded east by the street, north by Joshua Hall, 
west by Cornelius De Groot, and south by Geritt Say 
Veeder ; And they are to pay to my daughter Antye, 
.40. I leave to my son Daniel all my pasture ground 
in Schenectady, about two miles east of the town, being 
of the pasture land that I and Abraham Fonda 
bought of Hermanns Schuyler, son and heir of Nicholas 
Schuyler. " And whereas my present w r ife Catrina is 
with child and most ready to lye in," If the child be a 
son it shall have ^ of said land, but if it be a daughter, 
my son Daniel shall pay her 40. I leave to my son 
Daniel my negro woman, and he is to pay o to my chil- 
dren. All the rest I leave to my children. I make 
my father-in-law, Cornelius Brower, and my brother 
William and my brother-in-law, Robin Horseford, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, James Lythall, John Freeman, John San- 
ders. Proved, October 25, 1753. 

Page 394. In the name of God,. Amen, September 
2, 1752, I REBECCA FURMAN, of Newtown, in Queens 
County, " school mistress," being very sick. I leave to 
my well beloved cousin, Nathan Furinan, a certain lot 
of woodland in Newtown. I leave to my cousin, John 
Furman, son of Nathan Furman, my house and lot 
where I now live. I leave to my cousin Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Nathan Furman, " my negro gairl." I leave to 
Josiah, son of Wood Furman, 10. To Abigail, 



460 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

daughter of William Furman, my cow. And lastly I 
appoint Nathan Furman, -executor. 

Witnesses, Nathaniel Whitaker, Charity Furman, 
Simon Horton. Proved, October 12, 1753. 

Page 396. I, ELIZABETH STILLWELL, of Jamaica, in 
Queens County, widow, being infirm in body. My 
funeral charges and just debts are to be paid by my 
daughter, Miriam Marsh. I leave all my personal and 
movable estate (except my negro woman Hagar and 
her two daughters) to my daughter, Miriam Marsh, dur- 
ing her life, and then what may be remaining shall go 
to Mary Southward, w r ife of Samuel Southward, of 
Hempstead, and Esther Sayre, now wife of John Sayre, 
of New York, tailor. An inventory is to be made of 
all my goods. And my daughter Miriam is to give 18 
silver spoons out of my estate, each to weigh 2 ounces, 
as follows : Six of them to Elizabeth, daughter of 
Samuel Southward ; six to Elizabeth, daughter of John 
Sayre ; and six to Elizabeth, daughter of James Mill- 
ward, son of my daughter Elizabeth, deceased, " and 
they are to keep the same in remembrance of me." I 
leave to James Mill ward 10. My negroes named 
above are to be free, and to have their bedding and ap- 
parell. I make John Sayre and Jarvis Mudge, Jr., of 
Oyster Bay, executors. 

Dated September 11, 1735. Witnesses, Joost Lyn- 
sen, H. Lawrence, Hester Lawrence. Proved, Novem- 
ber 1, 1753. 

Page 398. (Written in Dutch language.) In den 
Namen des Heeren, Amen. Know all men that on the 
8 day of February, 1750, I, ALBERT VEBDER, of Sche- 
nectady, do hereby make my last will. I leave to my 
wife Marytie all my real and personal estate so long as 
she remains my widow. I leave to my grand son Al- 
bert, son of my deceased son Johanes, a piece of land 
called the Wey land, near the village of Schenectady, 
near the land of Walter Vrooman, and the land of 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 461 

Harme Van Slyck. I leave to my son Harme a piece 
of landl containing 9 morgens, lying near Schenectady, 
with all thereto belonging, as by deed to me from Har- 
maims Vedder. I leave to my son Harme and my son 
Sander and my grand son Albert, each ^ of a piece of 
land containing 250 acres. I leave to my son Sander 
2 morgens of land lying above Schenectady, near the 
land of Van Arnout, as sold to me by Lawrence Van 
der Volgen. I leave to my son Aarent, after my wife's 
death, all that Bowery or farm where I now live and 
50 acres of wood land as by deed from the Trustees of 
Schenectady ; Also all my farming utensils. I leave to 
the children of my deceased daughter, Anna, 100, 
and a silver cup ; Also 2 morgens of low land lying 
near the land of my brother, Corset Vedder. I leave 
to the children of my deceased son Johanes, viz., Catri- 
na, Mary a, and Anna, each 10. I make my wife 
Marytie and my 3 sons, Harme, Sander, and Aarent, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Sander Van Eps, Tobyas Ten Eyck, John 
De Peyster. Proved, in Albany, November 5, 1753. 

Page 402. In the name of God, Amen, " I, SIG- 
FRIEDUS ABRICKS, of the Bay of Honduras, log wood 
cutter," being very sick. I order all just debts to be 
paid, and funeral charges. " Now that a division may 
be made between my executors and the executors of 
Thomas Ward, all the negroes (11 named) and all 
goods and log wood works, lands, and tenements are to 
be divided." I leave to my wife, Abiah Abricks, now 
living in Boston, in New England, all my negroes, log 
wood works, and all the goods and chattels, and all that 
I have on board the ship " Indian King," Samuel Ting- 
ley, master. I make William Pitts, Esq., and William 
Wells, executors. 

Witnesses, John Grandburn, Moses Bloomfield, Will- 
iam Vernon. Proved, in New York, upon application 
of widow, Abiah Abricks, who was made administra- 
trix in absence of the executors, August 17, 1753. 



462 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

Page 404. In the name of God, Amen, I, DENNIS 
RICHE, of New York, ship wright, being in health. All 
my personal estate and also the following goods now in 
possession of my daughter Ann, wife of John Leake, 
viz., 1 silver salver, 1 silver cup with a handle, 1 beam 
scale and two 56 pound weights (except my great table 
and my great Looking glass, and my bed and furniture 
and my great kettle and warming pan, which I give to 
my grand daughter, Susanah Pell). Of these I give 
to my two grand children, Thomas and Susanah Pell, 
when of age ; And ^ to my grand children, Dennis, 
Susanah, and Hester, children of my daughter, Hester 
Smith, deceased ; And ^ to my grand daughter, Ann 
Richardson, daughter of my daughter, Ann Leake. 
My executors are to lease my two dwelling houses in 
New York for two years. I leave to my son, Philip 
Riche, 300, in full of all claim as heir-at-law. All the 
rest of my real estate I leave to my 5 grand children, 
children of my son Philip, deceased, viz., Thomas, Den- 
nis, John, Hannah, and Susanah. My executors are to 
sell my two houses and lots after the two years are ex- 
pired. I make my friends Daniel Bonticou, of New 
York, shop keeper, and Peter Vergereau, silver smith, 
executors. 

Dated June 22, 1748. Witnesses, John Mclntyer, 
John Lorton, Jr., John Blanchard. Proved, November 
21, 1723, and the executors having resigned, Ann 
Leake, wife of John Leake, was made administrator. 

[NOTE. The house of Dennis Riche is now No. 243 
Pearl Street. W. S. P.] 

Page 409. In the name of God, Amen, I, FRANCIS 
VAN DYCK, of Crom Elbow Precinct, in Dutchess 
County, yeoman, being in health. I leave to my son 
Francis, 200 acres of land, being a 200 acre lot, lying 
in the Great Nine Pastures, in Dutchess County, 
bounded west by the Fish Creek, north by lot 6 of 
Aert Williams, and south by lot 4 of Aert Williams, 
during his life and then to his children. If he dies 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 463 

without issue, then to my sons Peter and Cornelius. 
I leave to my sons Peter and Cornelius, 300 acres of 
land in Crom Elbow Precinct, bounded west by Fish 
Kill, north by Aert Williams, south by Aert Williams, 
and east by the lot called Caele Bergh Lot. My son 
Peter is to have the north half, and my son Cornelius 
the south half. I leave to my grand-son Jacobus, son 
of my son Jacobus, deceased, 100 acres of land, begin- 
ning at the north-west corner of 253 acres, which came 
to my share of the land I purchased with Dolf Banker 
and Jost Garrison, and to run south along the west 
bounds till a line parallel to the north bounds wall con- 
tain 100 acres, being the land improved by his father. 
I leave to my sons Peter and Cornelius the remainder 
of said tract, being 153 acres, and all the rest of my 
real estate. The said lands are charged with the pay- 
ment of 5 yearly to my brother, Richard Van Dyck, 
during his life. I leave to my daughters Magdalena, 
Margaret, and Catalinta, all my personal estate. I 
make Jost Garrison, and Magdalena his wife, my 
daughter, and Richbald Williams and my daughter 
Margaret his wife, and my daughter Catalinta, exec- 
utors. 

Dated July 19, 1751. Witnesses, Edward Man, 
Benjamin Payne, Abraham De Eorest. Proved, Nov- 
ember 19, 1753. 

Page 412. In the name of God, Amen, April 19, 
1753, I, HENDRICK HENDRICKSEN, of Hempstead, yeo- 
man, being of perfect mind. I leave to my son 
Thomas, 215. To my son Johanes, 210. To my 
daughter Margaret Oakley, 40 (35 of which her 
husband James Oakley is indebted to me on a bond). 
To my daughter Sarah Higbie, 40 (25 of which her 
husband John Higbie is indebted to me on a bond). 
I leave to my sons Thomas and Johanes, 50. To my 
daughter Mary De Mott, my bed and bedstead. I 
leave to my sons Thomas and Johanes, a piece of 
woodland lying at Forsters Meadows, in Hempstead, 



464 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

and a piece of salt and Fresh Meadow lying at a Neck 
called Hungry Harbor, in Hempstead. All the rest of 
my household goods I leave to my 2 daughters, 
Margaret Oakley and Sarah Higbie. Mentions " my 
daughter Mary De Mott's children " (not named}. I 
make my sons Thomas and Johanes, executors. 

Witnesses, Nathaniel Oakley, John Losee, Patrick 
Mott. Proved, November 28, 1753. 

Page 415. In the name of God, Amen, I, RICHARD 
ALLERTSON, of Ulster County, being of sound mind. 
I will that all that land I bought of Betty Barbary be 
sold to pay debts, and the remainder of the money to 
my 4 daughters, Susanah, Mary, Elizabeth, and Deborah. 
"And if they shall want Schooling or other neces- 
saries, they are to be supplied." I leave to my wife 
Sarah, ^ of all the rest of my real and personal estate, 
during her life if she continues a widow, and the use 
of all my lands till my son Stephen is of age. I leave 
to my son Stephen, 6s., and I leave all my lands and 
personal estate after my wife's decease to my sons 
Stephen, Richard, and William. I make my friends, 
Alexander Golden, Esq., and Samuel Fowler, executors. 

Dated June 14, 1753. Witnesses, Michael De Mott, 
Sarah De Mott, John Bickerton. Proved, December 
18, 1753. 

Page 417. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
TURNER, of New York, shipwright, being of sound 
mind. I leave to my nephew, William Turner, 10. 
To my niece and God daughter, Ann Griggs, 20. To 
my apprentice, Jeremiah Mires, 25. To my son Will- 
iam all my wearing apparell and my black coat and 
breeches. To my daughter Ann, wife of Silvanus Dil- 
lingham, all my household furniture. To my son-in- 
law, Silvanus Dillingham, "my Schowghs (scows) and 
sail boat. My executors are to sell my two houses and 
lots in the East Ward of New York, near Peck's Slip, 
either at public outcry or private sale. Of the pro- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 465 

ceeds I leave to my daughter Ann, to my son Will- 
iam, "to my grand daughter Elizabeth, daughter of 
Joseph Totten. I make my brother, Israel Horsefield, 
and my nephew, Thomas Griggs, executors. 

Dated December 12, 1753. Witnesses, John Fred, 
Joseph Royall, Richard Smith. Proved, December 20, 
1753. 

Page 419. In the name of God, Amen, I, SAMUEL 
WALDBON, of Harlem, in the Out Ward of New York, 
yeoman, being of sound memory, July 8, 1752. I give 
to my wife Angel full power to sell all my estate, but 
with the council and direction of my .loving friends, 
Jacob Myer and Benjamin Vandewater, for the benefit 
of my children. After payment of all debts, all the 
rest is to be in the hands of my wife during her widow- 
hood. " And as my wife Angel is pregnant, if she has 
a son, he shall have 10 more than any of my daugh- 
ters, and a riding horse ; and if she has twins, each is 
to have as much as any of my children." Mentions 
" eldest daughter Maricha " (other children not named). 

Witnesses, Jan Dyckman, Johans Myer, James Mc- 
Kinley. Proved, December 21, 1753. 

Page 421. In the name of God, Arnen, I, JOHANES 
WALDRON, of New Harlem. I leave to Johanes Wal- 
dron, eldest son of my son Johanes, deceased, 12s, in 
full bar to all claim as heir at law. I leave to my son 
Resolvert, for sundry services, 50. I leave to the 
children of my son Samuel, deceased (not named), a 
negro girl and of my live stock. " As to my horses 
and mares and farming utensils, my son Samuel bought 
them and paid for them, but his widow is to have her 
choice of them." My negroes are to remain with the 
Plantation. I leave to Johanes, son of my son Resol- 
vert, my small gun. All the rest of my personal estate 
to my son Resolvert, my grand son Johanes, and the 
children of my son Samuel, deceased, and the children 
of my daughter Ann deceased, and the children of my 



466 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

daughter Margaret, deceased, and the children of ray 
daughter Cornelia, deceased. I leave to my son Sam- 
uel's widow (not named} all my part of the crop now 
in the ground. Certain bonds given to me by my son 
Samuel are to be remitted. (No disposition of real 
estate, which seems to have been in the hands of his 
son Samuel, deceased.^) 

Dated October 5, 1752. Witnesses, John Myer, Jr. ? 
Mary Vandewater, James McKinley. Proved, Decem- 
ber 21, 1753. 

Page 424. In the name of God, Amen, I, RICHARD 
PEBROW, " of the Bowery, near the city of New York, 
mariner, being in perfect health, but being about to 
take a voyage to the Island of Jamaica, and knowing 
the dangers of the seas." After payment of debts, all 
the rest of my estate I leave to my wife, Katie Perrow, 
and all houses and lands, during her life, and then to 
my children, John, Ann, and Elizabeth, "and such 
other child wherewith my wife is now pregnant." .3 
are to be paid to my son John for priority of age. I 
make my wife sole executrix. 

Dated July 5, 1736. Witnesses, Gerardus Stuyve- 
sant, Elizabeth Ustick, Edward Pennant. Proved, 
January 16, 1754, upon oath of Elizabeth Ustick, 
widow. 

[NOTE. The homestead and land of Richard Perrow 
was on the west side of Bowery Lane (now 4th Ave- 
nue) and on the south side of Astor Place, which is a 
small remnant of the ancient road, which is called in old 
deeds, " the Road from the Bowery Lane, over the sand 
hills to Greenwich." The statement that it is "near 
the city of New York," is a forcible reminder of the 
immense growth of the city in later days. W. S. P.] 

Page 426. I, JAMES BURLING, inhabitant of New 
York, being sick. I leave to my wife Elizabeth, \ of 
my estate, real and personal. I leave to my eldest 
daughter, Abigail Bowne, 5. The rest of my estate I 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 467 

leave to all my children (iiot named). I make my 
wife and my brothers, Edward Burling, Jr., John Bur- 
ling, and Samuel Burling, executors, with full power to 
sell lands. 

Dated September 8, 1742. Witnesses, Jacob Barn- 
pur, Robert Provoost, Richard Gill. Proved, January 
21, 1750. "The executors being duly affirmed." 

Page 428. In the name of God, Amen, I, JONATHAN 
FERRIS, of Frogs Neck, in the Borrough town of West- 
chester, yeoman, being indisposed in body. My exec- 
utors are to sell personal property to pay debts. I 
leave to my brother, Peter Ferris, 12. To my sister, 
Martha Clarke, 5. All the rest of my personal estate 
I leave to my cousin (nepheiv), John Ferns, youngest 
son of my brother, James Ferris, deceased. All my 
real estate, houses, and lands I leave to my said 
cousin (nephew), John Ferris, and .he is to pay to my 
cousin (nephew\ Benjamin Fen-is, brother of said John, 
,100. And my sister, Martha Clarke, is to have one of 
the rooms in my house. I make my friends, John Bar- 
tow, Basil Bartow, and my cousin John Ferris, execu- 
tors. 

Dated April 25, 1753. Witnesses, Augustine Bax- 
ter, Ruben Fowler, Samuel Ferris. Proved, May 31, 
1753. 

Page 430. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOSEPH 
LIDDEL, of New York; "pewterer." I leave to my 
eldest son William, 5 shillings for his birth right, and 
also all the money due to me for money furnished him, 
or for rent or board for himself and his family, except 
one bond for 50, which I give to his daughter, Mary 
Magdalena. I leave to my son Joseph, all such sums 
as are due to me for money paid for him, also my 
brass moulds for pewter work, and all my working 
tools. I leave to my daughter Mary, wife of Edward 
Macalister, all my beds and \ of household furniture, 
and my silver tea pot. I leave to my daughter Elinor, 



468 ABSTKACTS OP WILLS LIBER 18. 

all the rest of my household furniture and plate, and 
100. I leave to my wife the use of all my goods for 
the benefit of her children, and also furniture for one 
room. I leave to my son William my watch, and to 
my son Joseph all my small arms. I leave to my 
daughter Elinor, all my linen apparell. I leave all my 
woolen apparell to my wife and to Solomon Boyle for 
his children, and to Peter Fullow for his children. My 
executors are to sell all the rest of estate, and from the 
proceeds they are to pay to my wife and ^ to my 
daughter Mary, and to my grand daughter, Mary 
Magdalena. I leave to my sons William and Joseph, 
and my daughter Sarah, wife of William Farndon, of 
London, and my daughter Mary, wife of Edward 
Macalister, and my daughter Elinor, each |- of the lands 
formerly given to me by my father, lying in Gosport, 
in Hampshire, England. I leave to my daughter Mary 
all my French books, and to my daughter Elinor all 
my English books. I leave to my apprentice, Robert 
Boyle, the use of my moulds and tools which I 
bought in England. I make Peter Messier and Theo- 
dorus Van Wyck, executors. 

Dated November 16, 1753. Witnesses, Andrew 
Abramse, Hannah Stokes, Samuel Van Home. Proved, 
January 22, 1754. 

Page 435. In the name of God, Amen, I, LYDIA 
GEORGE, of New York, widow, being sick. I leave to 
my three grand children, John; Thomas, and Hannah, 
children of my son, Henry George, 50 each when they 
are 18. If they die, then I leave it to my grand 
children Caroline and Mary, daughters of Mr. John 
Richards. I leave to Ann Frickland, 20. To Mary, 
wife of Warner Richards, 5 for a marriage ring. To 
Phebe Scallinger, 40 shillings. I leave to each of my 
executors a marrying ring. To Samuel Francis, who 
now lives with Mr. George Burns, 50. I leave to 
my grand daughter, Caroline Richards, my large Look- 
ing Glass, " and my chimney Glass that hangs upstairs," 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 469 

and a chest of drawers, and all my china, and a 
diamond ring and a gold locket. To my grand daugh- 
ter, Mary Richards, my beds, and a diamond ring. I 
leave to my grand daughters, Caroline and Mary Rich- 
ards, all my right and title to the house where I now 
live and the lot whereon it stands, situate on the west 
side of the Broadway ; " Also the house and grounds 
adjoining, in which Mr. Trotter, the dancing master, 
now lives ; " Alsp all my right in the houses and lots 
situate near Freshwater, wherein Mrs. Archer and 
Catharine De Forest now live. If they die, then I 
leave them to my son in law, John Richards. I make 
John and Nathaniel Richards, executors. 

Dated August 23, 1753. Witnesses, Isaac Van 
Hook, Pierre De Peyster, Bartholomew Le Roux. 
Proved, January 23, 1754. 

Page 439. In the name of God, Amen, August 8, 
1753, I, SAMUEL GROENEKDYCK, of New York, Gent., 
being sick. All debts are to be paid by my executors, 
" and my clothing or apparell belonging to my body 
shall altogether be delivered unto my son Cornelius, 
before any division is made." My wife Maria shall 
have, possess, and enjoy all my estate, real and per- 
sonal, and the income of my house rents while she re- 
mains my widow, and after her decease her burial 
charges are to paid out of my estate ; and all her 
clothes shall be delivered to her daughter, Catalina 
Warner. Whereas I have given to my son Petrus for 
his outfit at the time of his marriage, to the value of 
70, and I have given to my son Johanes, for his out- 
fit 45, and to my daughter Maria, wife of Geritt Will- 
emse 50, and to my son Nicholas 50, and to my 
daughter Catalina, wife of Luke Kierstead 45, I 
therefore order that my son Cornelius shall have for 
his outfit 45, and my daughter Sara 45. I have 
given to my son Petrus 100 and he is to pay 5 per 
annum so long as it remains due. I leave to my 6 
children, Johanes, Maria, Nicholas, Catalina, Cornelius, 



470 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

and Sara, each 100, and if there be any more it is to 
be divided among my 7 children. I make my wife 
Maria, and Petras Groenendyck, of New Utrecht, in 
Kings County, and Luke Kierstead, tailor, of New 
York, executors. 

Witnesses, John Man, " cordwainer," Richard Kip, 
Charles Phillips, "cooper." Proved, January 23, 1754, 
and confirmed by James De Lancey, Esq., Lieutenant- 
Governor. 

[NOTE. James De Lancey, Esq., was born in New 
York, November 27, 1703. He was educated at Cam- 
bridge, England, and graduated there, and was admitted 
to the Bar in New York, where he was Member of the 
Council, and Judge of the Supreme Court. The 
" Montgomery Charter " was mainly his work. He was 
afterward Chief Justice. He w r as appointed Lieuten- 
ant-Governor October 27, 1747, but owing to the op- 
position and delay of Governor Clinton, he did not 
receive his commission until October, 1753, when he 
succeeded Governor Clinton, who returned to England. 
Governor De Lancey was succeeded by Sir Charles 
Hardy, in 1755. James De Lancey was an active 
and efficient Governor. He died July 30, 1760. 
W. S. P.] 

Page 442. In the name of God, Amen, December 
28, 1753, I, PETER HATFIELD, of the White Plains, in 
Westchester County, being at present sick. I leave to 
my wife Elizabeth ^ of my whole estate and my now 
dwelling house adjoining to the kitchen, and ^ of the 
profits of my land (not otherwise left), during her wid- 
owhood. I leave to my son Joshua 10 shillings. My 
executors are to sell 10 acres of land and pay all debts. 
I leave to my son Peter all lands and messuages, sub- 
ject to my wife's use, but if he die without issue then 
to my son Isaac. I make my sons, Joshua, Isaac, and 
Peter, executors. 

Witnesses, Abram Hatfield, David Horton, Jr., Caleb 
Hyatt, Jr. Proved, January 25, 1754. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 47! 

Page 444. In the name of God, Amen, June 6, 1 752, 
I, ISAAC CONTINE, of the Manor of Pelham, in West- 
chester County, being in perfect health. I leave to my 
wife Frances a feather bed and furniture, and 1 Great 
Brass kettle, an iron pot, and all the pewter that is 
used in the house ; I also leave her the use of my house 
and lot which I bought of Daniel Benett, Jr., lying in 
New Rochelle, during her widowhood and no longer. 
If at the death or marriage of my wife, my daughters 
Jane and Susanah shall be unmarried, they shall enjoy 
the use of the house until married. My executors are 
to sell all houses and lands and meadows in the Manor 
of Pelham and in East Chester ; and from the proceeds 
300 are to be put at interest for my wife. I leave to 
my -daughters, Jane and Susanah, each 60. To my 
daughter Jane, a feather bed and a cupboard. All the 
rest I leave to my 4 daughters, Jude Quereau, Eliz- 
abeth Cortrecht (Kortright), Jane, and Susanah. I 
make my daughter Jane, and my friends, Amos Guion 
and Bernard Rynlander, executors. 

Witnesses, John Haddem, Daniel Deain, Samuel Sne- 
den. Proved, December 1, 1753. 

Page 447. In the name of God, Amen, I, MARTINUS 
CRIGIER, of New York, vintner, being sick. I leave 
to my wife Margaret, all my estate (none reserved) of 
houses and lands, during the time she remains my 
widow, but if she marries, she is to have the use of my 
house and ground in New York " on the upper corner 
of Beekman street," being 100 feet in length. I also 
leave her 100, and a silver Tankard, and all my house- 
hold stuff, and she is to take care of my under aged 
children till they are of age or married. After her 
death or marriage, I leave to my eldest son John, all 
that my house and ground in Beekman street *' being 
the third house from the said corner downward ; " Also 
all the land lying between that and my second house 
in said street, being also 100 feet in length " till it 
comes to the middle of the well that stands there." 



472 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER la 

After the death of my wife, I leave to my son Henry 
all that my house and ground in New York, in the 
South Ward, which I bought of Henry Anthony. I 
leave to niy son Martinus, after my wife's death, all 
my house and lot on the corner of Beekman street. I 
leave to my daughter, Jenny Crigier, all that my second 
house in Beekman street, joining to the corner house, 
with an alley 4 feet wide. I leave to my daughter 
Margaret, wife of Bourdette Fleetwood, my two lots of 
ground w r hich I purchased, one of Benjamin Peck and 
the other of Joseph Latham ; I also leave her 1 50. 
I give all the land which was left to me by my mother, 
Jenny Crigier, in her will, which land is in Albany 
County, at a place called Conistageonie,to my 5 children, 
John, Henry, Martinus, Jenny, and Margaret, and- all 
the rest of my estate after my wife's death. I make 
my daughters Margaret and Jenny, and my son Henry, 
and my friend, James Livingston, executors. 

Dated April 26, 1740. Witnesses, Jacob Bloom, 
turner, Geritt Van Benthuysen, John Kelly. Proved, 
February 1, 1754. 

Page 450 In the name of God, Amen, September 
22, 1753, I, JAMES BEDLE (BEDELL), of Hempsted, in 
Queens County, being sick and weak. I leave to my 
wife, my cupboard and round table, "and the bed and 
furniture that she brought to me, and an iron pot and 
tw t o pewter platters, and six plates, and a large basin, 
and 3 small basons, and 6 chears " (chairs) and the use 
of the west room so long as she remains my widow, 
And she may pasture one cow on my land. My exec- 
utors are to sell the remainder of my movable estate, 
and divide the proceeds among my daughters. " That 
is my four daughters that is unmarried, to be made 
equal with my two daughters Elizabeth and Mary that 
is married," and the rest to my 5 daughters equally. 
(Names of unmarried daughters not yiven, but see next 
will.) My executors are to sell 30 acres of land that 
I bought of Thomas Tredwell, and pay all debts, and 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 473 

18 to my wife, and the rest to ray sons Elisha and 
Isaac. 5 I leave to my son James, my house and home 
lots where I live, and my lot at the Hollys, and my 
meadow at South. I leave to my sons Elisha and 
James, 30 acres of land, being part of the land I 
bought of Tredwell. All the rest of my land I leave 
to my son James. I make my son James and my 
friend, Benjamin Lester, executors. 

Witnesses, John Laurence, Silvanus Bedell, Sarah 
Bedell. Proved, January 21, 1754. 

Pao-e 452. In the name of God, Amen, on the 29th 

^ . 

day of December, 1753, I, JAMES BEDLE (BEDELL), 
of Hempstead, being sick. I leave to my brother 
Isaac, my house, barn, and home lots in Hempstead, 
and my Holly Lot on the Plains. I leave to my broth- 
ers Elisha and James all my lands in the woods, and 
my meadow at South. My executors are to sell all 
movable estate, and the money to be divided among 
my 4 sisters, Mary, Sarah, Jemima, and Hannah, "and 
Elizabeth's children," equally after paying debts and 
funeral expenses. I make my friends, William Bedle 
and Benjamin Lester, executors. 

Signed, JAMES BEDELL. 

Witnesses, John Hall, Thomas Dorian, Abraham 
Bedell. Proved, January 21, 1754. 

[NOTE. James Bedell was the son of the testator of 
the will before this.] 

Page 454. In the name of God, Amen, I, ELISTA- 
THAN FIELD, of Newtown, in Queens County, being at 
this time in good health. I leave to my wife Elizabeth 
1 bed and furniture, and of my movable estate, ex- 
cept the corn, whether growing or gathered ; Also the 
use of my house and kitchen, and of my orchard, and 
my son Benjamin is to provide her with firewood, cut 
and brought to the door, and 10 bushels of wheat and 2 
bushels of Indian corn yearly, " and also find her corn 



474 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

to fat a couple of swine, and fodder for her creatures." 
I leave to nay son Benjamin all my housing, lands, and 
meadows and farming utensils, and the corn, and he is 
to pay debts and funeral expenses. " The reason of my 
not bequeathing anything to my eldest son, Robert, is 
that I have given his portion by deed of gift in 
lands." I leave to my daughters, Susanah Sackett, 
Phebe Coe, and Mary Coe, the rest of my movable 
estate. I make my sons Robert and Benjamin ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated July 12, 1735. Witnesses, Gabriel Furman, 
W. Furman, Nowell Furman. Proved, February 7, 
1754. 

Page 456. In the name of God, Amen, I, ROELOFF 
BRAGAW, of Newtown, in Queens County, yeoman, be- 
ing sick. All my estate (except particular legacies) is 
to be sold by my executors. I leave to my wife Sarah 
my best bed and furniture, " and all the linnen belong- 
ing to the furnishing of a bed in my house." I leave 
to my brother Isaac my broad cloth coat, vest, and 
breeches. I leave to each of my executors .10, and to 
my wife my Great Dutch Bible, and to my nephew 
Isaac, son of my brother, John Bragaw, my Dutch Tes- 
tament with silver clasps. After payment of debts, I 
leave ^ of the remainder to my wife Sarah, and the 
other ^ to my brothers, Isaac, John, and Peter, and 
they are to pay 5 per cent, to my wife yearly. I make 
my wife Sarah, and my brother John, and my nephew, 
Daniel Luyster, executors. 

Dated January 7, 1754. Witnesses, John De Bevois, 
Abraham Rickens, Jr., Cornelius Berrien, Jr. Proved, 
February 19, 1754. 

Page 458. In the name of God, Amen, July 23, 
1753, I, HENRY CONCKLESTG, of the town of Southold, 
being sick. I leave to my eldest son, Henry, the use 
of 100 yearly, to be paid by my executors, and my 
desire is that he live with my sons. I leave to my sons 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 475 

Benjamin and John, all that my farm at Aquebogue 
which, they now use and improve, and all my meadows 
at Aquebogue, I leave to my son Jonathan my house 
and land where I now live, which I purchased of Dan- 
iel Youngs, and my land "called Providence Rider 
land," and my meadow at Mill creek, and all my 
right of land at Shelter Island, being one and a half 
right. I leave to my son Thomas my lot of land at 
Rocky Point with the meadow ; Also 20. I leave to 
my son Jeremiah the use of 100 for his support yearly 
during his life, and then to my four sons, Benjamin, 
John, Jonathan, and Thomas. And if the use of 
100 is not sufficient for his support, it is to be made 
up by my sons, and he is to be well and carefully pro- 
vided for by my executors. I leave to my daughters, 
Temperance and Elizabeth, each a cow, with what 
they have already had. I leave to my daughter Debo- 
rah the rest of my household goods, and a cow and 
20. All the rest of my money, by bond or otherwise, 
I leave to my sons Benjamin and John. The rest of 
my real estate I leave to my sons Benjamin and John. 
I leave my fatling cattle and grain to my daughters, 
Elizabeth, Temperance, and Deborah. I leave to my 
wife Mary, according to agreement made before mar- 
riage, all the household goods she brought with her 
and 4 yearly. I give my Manor lands purchased of 
Colonel Smith, to my three sons, Benjamin, John, and 
Jonathan, the whole being 1^ shares. I make my sons 
Benjamin and John, and my friend, Robert Hempstead, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Moore, Daniel Glover, Hannah 
Moore. Proved, January 16, 1754, before Elijah 
Hutchinson, Surrogate. 

Page 461. In the name of God, Amen, I, JOHN 
BUDD, of the Town of Southold, being sick. I leave 
to my son John, all the lands, tenements, and heredita- 
ments, which I now improve in Southold, between 
Mill creek and the Town Plot, To him and his heirs, 



476 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

and in default of heirs to my son Asa. I leave to my 
son William 5 yearly, to be paid on March 25, for 10 
years. I leave to my son Benjamin all my lands and 
tenements in Southold, at a place called Hog Neck ? 
To him and his heirs, and in default of heirs, to my son 
John. I leave to my son Asa all my lands and tene- 
ments in Brookhaven. My executors are to sell all my 
movable estate at public vendue, except my negro boy, 
whom I leave to my daughter Jemima. I leave to my 
son Benjamin 20 towards furnishing a house on my 
land in Hog Neck. All the rest of my personal estate 
I leave to my six daughters, Hannah Moore, Mehitabel 
Tuthill, Anne Horsner, Rhoda Youngs, Mary Diamond, 
and Jemima Reed. I make my son John and my 
brother Joshua, executors. 

Dated February 7, 1753. Witnesses, Silvanus Davis, 
Nathan Hains, William Nicoll. Proved, January 12, 
1754, before Elijah Hutchinson, Surrogate. 

Page 463. In the name of God, Amen, I, THOMAS 
PELL, of Eastchester, in the County of Westchester, 
Esq., being somewhat indisposed in body. " I will 
that 100 to my beloved wife Dorothy and to divide 
with the young children, Samuel, Jarnes, Dorothy and 
Rachel, and in portion what I gave to these four chil- 
dren." {The foregoing is copied exactly from the will 
and may have been incorrectly recorded.} I leave to my 
son Thomas, 5 shillings. To my son Roger, os. To 
my son John, Is. To Sarah Dodge, wife of Emans 
Dodge, Is. To Mary, wife of John Ward, Jr., 5, 
To my son David, 500, or \ of my farm in Eastchester, 
and \ the salt meadow ; Also my silver tankard and 
tumbler, that formerly belonged to my grand father, 
John Pell. I leave to my wife Dorothy, the best 
dwelling room in my house, and a bed and 6 chairs, 
and a negro wench to wait upon her. I leave to my 
son David a negro man. To Keziah, wife of James 
Laurence, 50. To my son David, my Great Bible. 
If my son David takes of my farm, he shall take it 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 477 

where the buildings stand. I leave to my wife Dor- 
othy 9 silver spoons. I leave my wearing clothes to 
my sons. My executors are to sell of my farm in 
Eastchester, and my lands lying in the manor of Pel- 
ham, and my right in lands in the Patent at the north 
end of New Rochelle lands, and my lands in Fairfield, 
Connecticutt, and my rights in the Nine Pastures in 
Duchess County. I make Caleb Pell, Dorothy Pell, 
and David Pell, executors. 

Dated September 11, .1753. Witnesses, Nathan 
Palmer, Joseph Drake, Jonathan Archer, Joseph Stan- 
ton. Proved, February 12, 1754. 

Page 465. In the name of God, Amen, I, OBADIAH 
HINCHMAN, of Jamaica, in Queens County, yeoman, 
being in a weak condition of body. After my mother's 
death my dwelling house arid lands where she lives in 
the Town Spot of Flushing are to be sold by my 
executors. " Also all my movable estate, except my 
Bees." The money is to be used to pay debts. All 
the rest to my children Thomas, Anne, Elizabeth, 
Obadiah, John, and Sarah. I make my son Thomas 
and my friend and cousin, Mr. John Willett, Jr., of 
Flushing, executors. 

Dated September 12, 1753. Witnesses, Benjamin 
Hinchman, John Waters, Robert Hinchman. Proved, 
February 13, 1754. 

Page 467. "Whereas, I, PETER TITUS, of the town 
of Hempstead, being in perfect mind." I leave to my 
wife Martha all my bedding and household goods, and 
four of my best cows, and my roan horse, and a negro 
woman and a negro man. I leave to my grand son 
James, son of my eldest son, James Titus, 5 shillings. 
I leave to my sons, Peter and Robert, a certain tract of 
land lying at South, called Great Neck, bounded south 
by an Indian path, "north by the Card," west by a 
swamp, "and east by the Card," being 16 acres. I 
leave to my sons, Richard, Peter, and Robert, all my 



478 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS LIBER 18. 

right of lands, divided and undivided. I leave to my 
son Robert a piece of land that I had of Daniel Wright, 
lying at the north west corner of said Wright's land. 
And nay son Robert is to provide a good comfortable 
maintainance for his mother, Martha Titus, during her 
life. All the rest of my negroes and stock to my chil- 
dren, Peter, Robert, Richard, and Elizabeth Townsend. 
I make my sons executors. 

Dated October 18, 1753. Witnesses, Charles Peters, 
John Tredwell, Benjamin Smith. Proved, February 
5, 1754. 

[NOTE. The word " Card " in the will, means the 
map of the original survey of the lands, and is fre- 
quently so called in old deeds. W. S. P.] 

Page 469. "I, SAMUEL LEVERICH, of Newtown, in 
Queens County, mason, being in good health." I leave 
to my wife Deborah all the rest of my estate after pay- 
ment of debts and funeral charges. I make my broth- 
ers, John and William Leverich, and my friend, Will- 
iam Sackett, executors. 

Dated May 1, 1753. Witnesses, Philip Edsall, 
JameS Culver, Jacob Boerum. Proved, February 26, 
1754. 

End of Liber 18. 



APPENDIX 

WILL of WILLIAM ELTINGE, written in Dutch lan- 
guage, Recorded Liber 15, Page 212. In den Naame 
des Heeren, Amen. Be it known to every body that 
on the 7 day of December, 1743, I, the undersigned 
WILLIAM ELTINGE, of Kingston, in Ulster County, being 
sick and in poor bodily condition, considering the brief- 
ness of life, and being desirous to set all things in or- 
der. And concerning my temporal estate, I direct all 
debts to be paid. I leave to my eldest son, Jan Eltinge, 
for his right of primogeniture my Great Bible ; I also 
leave to my son Jan the corner house and lot and barn 
where he now lives, and it is to be valued at 70, 
which sum he shall pay to all my heirs. I leave to my 
sons, Jan and Jacobus, the foremost orchard and mead- 
ow ground, which I have purchased partly from the 
Trustees of "Kingston and partly from Lewis Dubois, 
and part from Solomon Dubois ; To be to them equally. 
My son Jan is to have the part next to the meadow of 
Jan Osterhout, Jr., and it is to be valued at 50, which 
he is to pay to my heirs. And my son Jacobus is to 
pay 50 for the other half. I leave to my son Jacobus 
my piece of low land situate on the north side of the 
Great Kill, and which I purchased from Cornelius 
Low ; Also 6 acres of the ' ' Poor farm," situate on the 
east side of Fox Hall strand road, or path, and on the 
north side of the Kalckoon Hook (Turkey Point) path, 
as sold to me by the Trustees of Kingston. And he is 
to pay 145 to my heirs. I leave to my son Hendricus 
the house, barn, and lot where I now live, with all 
thereto belonging, as sold to me by Aldert Keerstede ; 
Also 5 acres with the orchard, situate on the north side 
of the meadow of the heirs of William Schepmoes, and 

479 



480 APPENDIX. 

on the south of the land of Johanes Low ; Also 8 acres 
in the Kleyn Vly (Little Valley), which I bought of 
Barent Benthuysen ; Also 4 acres on the " first Poor 
Farm, " situate between a lot of my son Jan and a lot 
of Johanes Ten Broeck ; I also leave him 2 cows and 
my Schiet Roer (gun or musket} and a hand saw, broad 
axe and augur and 6 Bytells (chisels), the best in my 
Winckle (store), and all my woolen clothing. And he is 
to pay ,184 to my heirs. And he is to take into the 
house his two sisters, Jannettie and Annettie, so long as 
they are unmarried, and to furnish them good support, 
provided they assist him as is proper. An/1 when they 
are married they are to have 12 chairs, and a spinning 
wheel and bedstead and beds. I leave to my said 
daughters for their out set when married 30 and a 
cow and 8 sheets. I leave to my son Hendricus and to 
my daughters so much provisions as are necessary until 
July. I leave to my 7 children, Jan, Jacobus, Hen- 
dricus, Elsie, wife of Isaac Van Campen, Jacomyntie, 
wife of Noe Eltiuge, Jannettie, and- Annettie, each 1 of 
the 499 to be paid by their brothers, and all the rest 
of my present estate. I make my three sons executors. 
Witnesses, Gilbert Livingston, Johanes "Moster, Cor- 
nelius Persen. Proved, February 13, 1743. 

Liber 16, Page 281. (Written in Dutch language.) 
In den Naame Godts, Amen. Be it known to every 
body, that on the 19 day of September, 1745, I, MARIA 
GERRITTSE, widow of Jan Gerrittse, of Albany, " being 
old in age and considering the briefness of life, and de- 
sirous to set all things in order." My funeral charges 
are to be paid out of a bond which I have against 
Peter Fonda, of Albany. I leave to my eldest son, 
Adam Vanderbergh, l as eldest son. I leave to my 
daughter Anna, wife of Adam Yates, a certain piece of 
ground to the west of the path leading to the Patroons 
mill, being part of the land where I live and which I 
improve, Bounded south by the land of my said 
daughter Anna and my daughter Maria, and is 20 feet 



APPENDIX. 481 

wide on the street and 10 feet in the rear, and to run 
west t6 the extent of my land ; I also leave her my 
Bible and my best large kettle. I leave to my daugh- 
ter Maria, wife of Wessell Van Schaick, a part of my 
laud where I now live with the house and buildings, 
bounded north by the land of my son, Cornelius Van- 
derburgh, and is 40 feet wide on the street, and the 
same in the rear and 12 rods in length, Bynland meas- 
ure ; And she shall pay to my son Cornelius 25, and 
to my daughter, Anna Yates, jl5 ; I also leave her 
my Great Looking glass. I leave to my son, Adam 
Van der Bergh, my land situate between the lot left to 
my daughter Anna and the lot left to my daughter 
Maria, bounded east by the street and to extend west 
as far as my land extends ; Also my Great silver ciip. 
I leave to my son, Cornelius Van der Bergh, and my 
daughter Maria, all the land in the rear of the lot I left 
to her, and back of the land of my son Cornelius and 
Abraham De Freest. I leave to my son Cornelius a 
silver spoon formerly belonging to Margaritie Ten 
Broeck. I leave to my daughters Anna and Maria, 3 
silver spoons and a small silver cup ; Also a bond due 
to me from Peter Fonda, and all my clothes. I leave 
to my sons, Adam and Cornelius Van der Bergh, all 
my bedding except 8 sheets, which my daughters are 
to have. 1 leave to my 2 sons and 2 daughters all my 
share of the estate of my mother, Anna Van Woert, 
and all the rest of my estate. I make my son Cor- 
nelius and my daughter Maria, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Sharpe, James Sharpe, John 
Schuyler. Proved, June 24, 1748. 

Liber 16, Page 289 (Written in Dutch language). 
In the name of the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy 
Ghost. Amen. Be it known that on this 19 of Sep- 
tember, 1739, I, CORNELIUS WYNKOOP, of the Town of 
Hurley, in Ulster County, being in poor condition 
bodily. All debts are to be paid. I leave to my son 
Johanes, in right of Primogeniture, my Great Bible 



482 APPENDIX. 

and my Great Church Psalm Book, and 3. I leave 
to my four eons, Johanes, Adrian, Cornelius, and Pe- 
trus, 50 between them. I also leave each of them 
12, 11s. And whereas I have given to my son 
Johanes, a gun, my other sons are each to have a 
gun and a sword ; my son Cornelius is to have the gun 
on which his name is engraved. I give all my estate, 
except as above, to my 10 children, Judike, Elizabeth, 
Cornelia, Johanes, Catharina, Leah, Adrian, Caroline, 
Petrus, and Maria. But if nay wife Hendrica should 
survive me, she shall have the use of my estate until 
my youngest child is of age. I make my wife and my 
five eldest children and my brother Johanes Wynkoop, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Anthony Crespel, Johanes Sugladt, Dirck 
Wynkoop. Proved, April 3, 1747. 

Liber 17. Page 13 (Written in Dutch language). 
In den Nanien des Heeren, Amen. Know all men 
by this testimony, made the 8 day of November in the 
19 year of our King George II, in the year of our Lord 
1741, I, the under written JAN BAPTIST DUMON, of 
Kingston, in Ulster County. My body is to be buried 
in a Christian like manner. It is my will that my 
beloved wife Neeltie shall have the best room in my 
house, and the use of my goods so long as she remains 
my widow. I leave to my grand son, Jan Baptist, 
son of my deceased son Igenas, my pistols and holsters, 
in full for his right as eldest son. I give to the chil- 
dren of my deceased son Igenas, viz., Jan Baptist, 
David, Petrus, Harmanus, Cornelius, My ndert, Anthony, 
Elsie, and Neeltie, all the rest of my estate, except 
that I leave to my grand daughter Sara, wife of Roe- 
loft' Kip, 150. Legacy-is left to his grand son, Jan 
Baptist Kip. I make my son in law, Koeloff Kip, Al- 
bert Pawling, and Myndert Schuyler, Jr., executors. 

Witnesses, Cornelius De Lamater, Abraham De La- 
mater, Jr., Cornelius De Lamater,- Jr. Proved, before 
John Crooke, Esq., October 2, 1749. 



APPENDIX. 483 

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION GRANTED NOVEMBER 16, 
1745, TO MARCH 19, 1753. 

(Continued from Vol. Ill of Abstracts, Page 428.) 

Name of Intestate To Whom Gnir.ted Do?a 

Henry Tucknest, N. Y Richard Sole Nov. 7, 1754 

George Joseph Moore, N. Y. Abraham Lynsen Nov. 20, " 

Gustaph Martin Rhul to his widow Mary Dec. 12, " 

Richard Crips, Richmond 

Co Paul Mich anx Dec. 9, " 

Gabriel Cox, Kings Co . . . Thomas Noble Jan. 9, 1746 

John Bodyn, N. Y Jane Pears Jan. S9, " 

Nathaniel Laurence, N. Y. widow Susanah Laurence Feb. 1. 

John Hatton, N. Y Margaret Fullwhite March 1, ' 

Drake Palnvr, N. Y widow Sarah Palmer Feb. 4, 

Jarvis Dusenbery, N. Y. . . wife Elizabeth March 26, " 

Benjamin Carman, N. Y. . . Dr. William Beekman May 24, " 

James Bobin, Kings Co wife Ann June 4, " 

Ebenezer Johnson, Suffolk 

Co wife Rebecca June 6, " 

John Waghorne, N. Y wife Anne Jane .C6, " 

William Forster, West- 

chester Nathaniel Underhill July 14, " 

John Peter Zenger, Printer, 

N. Y wife Catharine Sept. IS, ' 

Uriah Mitchell, Queens Co. wife Susanah Sept. 2:', " 

Michael Fite, N. Y sister Elizabeth Fite Oct 8, 

John Cochren brother Robert Oct. 10, " 

William Hughsou, Cort- 

landt Manor wife Mary Oct. 1, " 

Johanes Schepmoes, Kings- 
ton wife Maria, and brother Dirck Oct. 14, " 

Jochem Vanderheyden, Al- 
bany, N. Y brother David Oct. 24, " 

Robert Theobalds, N. Y. . . widow Agnes, then wife of Thomas 

Vater Oct. 27, " 

Jacob Oswine, Albany eldest son Wendel Oct. i>l, " 

John Woolsy, Youkers .... David Stiler, Thomas Burch, Jasper 

Farmar Nov. 24, " 

Albertus Booth. N. Y Gulian Ver Planck Nov. 26, " 

Thomas Alsop, N. Y Gulian Ver Planck, Francis Lewis, 

wife Ann Alsop Dec. 12, " 

Robert Prince, Queens Co.. sister Mary Dec. 1(5, "> 

Theodosius Bartow, West- 

chester brothers John and Basil, and wife 

Anne Dec. 13, '' 

Richard Caner, "Clerk" 

Richmond Co wife Jane March 6, " 

Jonathan Hudson, Suffolk 

Co wife Sarah, and only son Samuel . . . Nov. 12, " 

Benjamin Everett. Jamaica father Nicholas March 1 8, 174T 

Daniel Reeve, Suffolk Co. . wife Experience Feb. 24, " 

John Hunt, Westchester. . wife Mary March 25; "- 

Henry Beekman, Albany Co. Geritt A. Lansingh, Erne Beekman, 

Deborah Beekman, next heirs May 7, " 

John Laurence, N. Y brother Daniel 

AllettaFilken.DutchessCo. uncle Henry Filken June 18, " 

Peter Cannon, N. Y wife Wilementie Aug. (1, " 

William Helling, Albany . . wife Elizabeth Aug. 1, ' 

Marte Cornells, Albany James Stavenson ... .. S.ept. 10, " 



484 APPENDIX. 

Name of Intestate To Whom Granted Date 

Hendrick liegeman, Duch- 
ess Co wife Charity Sept. 24, 1747 

James Fiivier, N. Y. Robert Benson Sept. 20, " 

Edmund Btitterfield, Rich- 
mond Co Joseph Bedell Sept. 18, " 

Peter Van Valkenburgh, 

Albany Co Cornelius Van Schaick, as guardian 

for hisdaughterChristiana, aged 18 Sept. 30, " 
Joa^om Van Alsten, Al- 
bany Co Johanes Sawyer Oct. 5, 

Peter Speis, Albany Co Johanes Sawyer Oct. 5, " 

Johanes Schoonmaker, Ul- 
ster Co brother Hiskia Sept. 14, '' 

John Craige. X. Y wife "Winifred Oct. 12, 

Sarah Pinckney, widow, 

Westchester Co father Nehemiah Palmer Aug. 29, " 

Peter Lynch, N. Y widow Catharine, then wife of 

Christopher Raines Oct. 1 6, 

Poulis Yorkes, Orange Co. . nephew Harman Yerkes, of West- 
Chester Co Oct. 17, " 

William Bowne, N. Y eldest brother Samuel Oct. ~'2, " 

John Merill, Richmond Co. wife Altie Oct. 11), " 

Richard Trueman. N. Y. . . wife Jane Nov. 10, " 

Charles Dawson, N. Y wife Mary Nov. 11, " 

William Walton, Gent, 

N. Y wife Mary, and sons Jacob and 

William Dec. 24, 

William Mapes, Orange Co. son Thomas Jar.. 14, 1748 

Evert Bratt. N. Y. . . brother Nicholas Feb. 4, 

Timothy Bagley, N. Y John Catherwood May 2, " 

Maritie Vrooman, Albany 

Co husband Wouter Vrooman May 5, 

John Laurence, N. Y son John Scott Laurence May 13, ' 

Ella Israel, widow, N. Y. . . Samuel Hart June 7, " 

Joel Bowdich, Suffolk Co.. wife Ruth Dec. 2, 1747 

Elizabeth Youngs, Suffolk 

Co son Christopher March 18, 1748 

Thomas Burrows, Albany 

Co Philip Livingston, Jr June 10, 

Thomas Wran, N. Y Dr. Laurence Kenselaugh June 14, 

Zacharias Fowlei, N. Y.. Joseph Simson June 16, 

Richard Peck, Marble- 
town wife Catharine May 30, 

Oliver Bessley. Ulster Co.. son Oliver Feb. 20, 

Hendrick Koster, Albany 

Co ........'. Martin Gerrittse Van Bergen June 30, 

Henry Jenkins, N. Y wife July 22, 

Foster Johnes, Southamp- 
ton father, Samuel Johnes July 22, 

James Taylor. Samuel Taylor, next of kin Oct. 1, 

Richard Gill, N. Y _. wife Elizabeth Nov. 7, 

Sarah Wright, Westchester 

Co husband Thomas.. Nov. 10, 

Moses Patterson, Ulster Co. Thomas Ellison Oct. 31, 

John Curtin, N. Y John Van Zandt Nov. 21, 

Catharine Bartow. N. Y. . . mother, Anne Bartow Nov. 29, 

Hannah Lambert, N. Y.. daughter Christian, wife of Benja- 
min Cox Dec. 8, 

Rebecca Coddin, N. Y Stephen Bayard Dec. 21 , 

Mary Woodford, N. Y.... Thomas Vat'ar Jan. 25, 1749 

James See, N. Y ... Lewis Parent April 3, ' 

William Perkins. N. Y. . . Benjamin Kierstede April 4, ' 

Edward Griffin, Westches- 
ter Co Anne Crawford... Feb. 25^ ' 

James Moshur, Goshen.. Ebenezsr Holly. April 17, " 



APPENDIX. 485 

Name of Intestate To Whom Granted Date 

Margaret Welsh, widow, 

N. Y. ....-." James McHugh, in trust for Mary 

and Margaret Randall, children 
by her 1st husband, Benjamin 

Randall April 17, 1.749 

John Trip, Duchess Co wife Hannah May 17, " 

John Bryant, N. Y father, Win. Bryant June 30, " 

Edward Fowler, N. Y sister, Anne Canaway, widow July 3, " 

Walter Dongan, Gent, 

Richmond Co eldest son Thomas Dongan Aug. 2, 

Cornelius Low, Ulster C'o. . brother Jacobus July 20, " 

Robert Hay, N. Y John Sayre Aug. 5, 

Dennis Downey, Ulster Co. Francis Beaty Aug. 18, " 

Peter Burger, N. Y wife Elizabeth Aug. 26, " 

Edward Palmer, West- 

chester Co wife Mary Sept. 2, ' 

Daniel Dunscomb, N. Y.. son Daniel Sept. 18, " 

Thomas Proud, N. Y Joseph Denison Sept. 16, " 

Mathew Van Dusen, Al- 
bany Co Tryntie, widow of Adam Van Alen.. Sept. 14, " 

Peter McGregory, Albany 

Co Conraed Ten Eyck Sept. 28, " 

John Kilmaster, N. Y wife Elizabeth Nov. 6, 

David Bedford, Ulster Co. Thomas Sayres, "half brother".. Nov. 8, 
Thomas Neathaway, Suf- 
folk Co wife Anne Nov. 22, " 

Peter Way, N. Y sister Ann, wife of Alexander Troup. Dec. 11, ' 

Daniel Masters, N. Y Daniel Shott'ord Dec. 15. " 

John Grant, N. Y wife Sarah Jan. 8, 1750 

Robert Stephenson. N. Y. wife Jane Jan. 8, 

William McBiide, N. Y. . . Samuel Saunders Dez. 19, 1749 

Adolph Pliillipse, Gent, 

N. Y , Joseph Reade (Philip Van Home, 

appointed administrator, de bonis 

non, Nov. 16, 1786) Feb. 5, 1150 

Joseph Post, Oyster Bay., elder brother Richard Post of Kings 

Co Feb. 24, 

Adam Mott, Richmond Co. wife Elizabeth March 8, ' 

Gideon Harper, N. Y . . . . wife Janetie March 15, " 

Hermanns Weller, Ulster 

Co ... son William April 2, 

Thomas Fairly, Queens Co. wife Judith '.. April 2, 

Peter Colwell, Ulster Co. . . Joseph Haynes April 10, '' 

Jobanes Rapelye, Kings Co. his widow Maritie, now wife of 

Geritt Boerum April 26, " 

Abraham Conklin, West- 

chester Co brother Deliverance Gohldin May 7, 

David Haynes, Ulster Co. . wife Phebe May 1 0, 

Samuel Hallett, Newtown. wife Elizabeth and son Samuel May 11, 

Joseph Morell, Newtown .. wife Hannah May 31, " 

Anne Harrison, widow of 
Francis Harrison, Esq., 

N. Y daughter Dorothy, wife of Col. John 

Roberts May 31, " 

Samuel Brown, West- 

Chester Co brother Jonathan, and eldest son 

Samuel March 23, " 

John Southard, Hemp- 
stead wife Amy May 8, 

John Traphagen, N. Y wife Matjie July 27, " 

Gerardus Clowes, Hemp- 
stead father, Samuel Clowes July 31, 

Alexander Campbell, N. Y. Edward Graham Aug. 21 , ' 

Obadiah Palmer, Ulster Co. brother Benjamin Aug. 30, ' 

Samuel Weaver, N. Y mother, Anne Weaver Sept. 14, " 



486 APPENDIX. 

Name of Intestate^ To Whom Granted Date 

Edward Andrews, Orange 

Go Joseph Sackett Sept. 14, 1750 

Abraham Lockwood, Duch- 
ess Co son Joseph, of Providence, R. I Oct. 27, '' 

Obadiah Hunt, N. Y Gilbert Wessells, in trust for his 

only daughter, Elizabeth Hunt, 

aged 17 Nov. 9, " 

Solomon Comes, Richmond 

Co Joseph Royall Oct. 31, " 

Margaret Le Compte, Rich- 

Mond Co sister Margaret, vvif e of Abraham 

Poillon Nov. 14, 1750 

Josiah Hallctt, of Hellgate Thomas, Robert, and Samuel, his sons Dec. 5, " 

Timothy Case, Duchess Co. wife Sarah Dec. 15, " 

John Rems<-n, Kings Co. . . wife Antie Dec. 20, " 

Isaac Hildreth, Southamp- 
ton wife Hannah, and son John Oct. SO, ' ' 

Elizabeth Tuthill.Southold son Samuel Nov. 5, " 

Nathaniel Hnghson, West- 
Chester Co wife Sarah Feb. 1 9, 1751 

William Forster, Westehes- 

ter Aug. 8, 1750 

James Andrews, Trenton, 

N. J Francis Davison March 8, 1751 

Andrew Slierwood. West- 
Chester Co widow Ann then wife of Robert 

Young* March 14, " 

William Harper son Thomas March 21, " 

Jame* Johnston Thomas Harper March 21, " 

Hendrick Ruyter, Albany 

Co. John De Peyster March 25, " 

Vincent Jones, Snffolk Co. A bijah Tooker, brother in law May 2, " 

James Spenoer, N. Y son James May 7, " 

Mary Howell, Southamp- 
ton Samuel Howell, and Silas Halsey, 

next of kin Feb. 5, " 

Elihu Raynor, Southamp- 
ton . John Albertsen Feb. 7, " 

Daniel Frost, Ovster Bay., brothers Wright, Joseph, and John 

Frost May 6, 

David Reynolds, Westches- 

ter Co wife Sarah May 3, '' 

Henry Burman, N. Y wife Jane June 12, " 

Stephen Thorn, Flushing. . brother James June 14, " 

Samuel Norris, Richmond 

Co wife Elizabeth, and eldest son Sam- 
uel, of Essex Co. , N. J July 18, " 

Christopher Goddard,N.Y. wife Mary July 29, " 

Joseph Earl, Duchess Co . . wife Eunice July 31, " 

John Kierstead, Richmond 

Co brother Samuel Aug. 13, ' 

John Titus, Hnnttington. . brother Henry Aug. 28, " 

Mary Ogilvie, N. Y son William Ogilvie, Gent, and John 

Oril vie, " Clerk " Sept. 14, ' 

Deborah Denton, Jamaica, brother James July 20, " 

Peter Welben, N. Y John David Wolf Sept. 16, ' 

Susanah Glean, Duohes Co. Willinm Barnes " farmer" Sept.21, ' 

Hendrick Weasells, N. Y . wife Teuntie and Jacobus Wessells. Sept. 26, " 

Thomas Manering, Kings 

Co John Dorlon, Patrick Mott Nov. 1, " 

Lieutenant John Lindsay, 

N. Y William Livingston Nov 9, " 

Anne French, widow of 

Philip French daughter Elizabeth, wife of Cornelius 

Van Home, of Somerset Co. , N. J, Nov. 15, " 



APPENDIX. 487 

Nnme of Intestate To Whom Granted Date 

Barent Van Home, Ulster 

Co ..... .>. .............. JohnNeilson ..................... Nov. 21, 1751 

Agnes Hilton, widow, N.Y. son Tulip May .................... Jan. 10, 1753 

Jordan Laurence, N.Y ____ eldest brother William, of Musketo 

Cove, L. I ...................... Feb. 3, " 

John FOBS, N. Y .......... wife Helena ....................... March 10, " 

John Van Brunt, Kings Co. wife Sarah ........................ March 11, " 

Elizabeth Robinson, spins- 

ter, N. Y ............... Duram Robinson, and Jane, wife of 

Arthur Brown, next of kin ....... March 12, " 

Jane Jones, N. Y .......... husband David Jones .............. March 13, ' ' 

Martha Mesereau, Rich- 

mond Co ................ husband John ..................... March 16, " 

Charles Hillgrove, N. Y... wife Margaret ..................... April 3, " 

Adam Griffin, Manor of 

Cortlandt ............... eldest son Jacob ................... June 27, " 

Josiah Hunt, Westchester 

Co. ____ ................. brother David Hunt, Jr ............ Nov. 5, " 

James Eaton, Westchester 

Co ...................... William Crawford ................. Nov. '.), 

Henry Byvanck, N. Y ..... brother Evert ...................... May 16, 

Ashur Elling, North Castle. Raphael Jacobs .................... May 14, 

John Williams, North Cas- 

tle ..................... wife Anna ........................ May 2, 

Richard Pick, Ulster Co. . . William Pick, next of kin ........ , . June 30, 

Eliaha Reeve. Sonthold ____ wife Mary ......................... June 15, 

Obadiah Ho well, Southamp- 

ton .................... wife Patience, and son Richard ... Oct. 21, " 

Johanes Sleght, Duchess 

Co ...................... wife Francisca ..................... June 6, 

Joseph Kemp, N. Y ....... Thomas Davis ........ ............. Aug. 20, ' 

David Youngs, Brookhaven wife Bethia ........................ June 25, 

DavidSammis,Hunttinton brother in law Joseph Whitman ---- Aug. 20, '' 

John Buck bee, Westches- 

ter Co .................. brother Elijah .................... Aug. 22, ' 

Catharine West, Ulster Co. husband John ..................... Oct. 22, 

Peter Buell, Poughkeepsie. half brother Noah Grant ........... Oct. 22, 

Johanes Stroup, Albany Co. eldest Bon Hendrick ................ Oct. 17, 

Zebnlon Weedon, Bedford. Marcus Moseman .................. Dec. 8, 

Edward Stiles, Bermuda.. Daniel Stiles, Hugh Wentworth, 

Thomas Witter .................. Jan. 25, 1753 

Samuel Purdy, Esq., White , 

Plains .................. eldest son Samuel .................. March 19, " 

The will of Anneke Janse (written in the Dutch lan- 
guage) is recorded in book of Notarial Papers, Page 

296, in the County Clerk's office, Albany. It is given 
here from its close connection with the city of New 
York, where most of her life was passed. 



of ANEKE JANS BOGARDUS. In the name of 
the Lord, Amen. Know all men by these presents, 
That this day, the 29th of January, 1663, in the after 
noon, about four o'clock, appeared before me, Derrick 
Van Schelluyne, notary public, in the presence of the 
witnesses hereafter mentioned, ANNEKE JANSE, widow 



488 APPENDIX. 

of Roeloff Janse, of Master Land, and now lastly 
widow of the Reverend Everhardus Bogardus, residing 
in the village of Beverwyck, and well known to us, 
notary and witnesses ; the said Anneke Janse lying on 
her bed in a state of sickness, but perfectly sensible 
and in the full possession of her mental powers, and 
capable to testate, to which sound state of mind we can 
fully testify. The said Anneke Janse considering the 
shortness of life and certainty of death and the uncer- 
tainty of the hour or time, she, the said Anneke Janse, 
declared after due consideration, without any persua- 
sion, compulsion, or retraction, this present document 
to be her last will and testament, in manner following : 
First of all recommending her immortal soul to the 
Almighty God, her Creator and Redeemer, and con- 
signing her boclv to Christian burial, and herewith re- 

O O * 

yoking and annulling all prior testamentary dispositions 
of any kind whatsoever, and now proceeding anew, 
she declared to nominate and institute as her sole and 
universal heirs her children, Sarah Roeloffson, wife of 
Hans Kierstede ; Catrina Roeloffsen, wife of Johanes 
Van Brugh ; also Jannettije and Rachel Hartgers, the 
children of her deceased daughter, Fytje Roeloffsen, 
during her life the wife of Peter Hartgers, represent- 
ing together their mother's place ; also her son Jan 
Roeloft'sen, and finally, William, Cornelius, Jonas, and 
Peter Bogardus, and to them to bequeath all her real 
estate, chattells, money, gold and silver, coined and un- 
coined, jewels, clothes, linnen, woolen, household fur- 
niture, and all property what soever, without reserve 
or restriction of any kind, to be disposed of after her 
decease and divided by them in equal shares, to do 
with the same at their own will and pleasure without 
any hindrance whatsoever ; provided never the less with 
this express condition and restriction that her four first 
born children shall divide between them out of their 
father's property the sum of one thousand guilders, to 
be paid to them out of the proceeds of a certain farm, 
situate on Manhattan Island, bounded on the North 



APPENDIX. 489 

river, and that before any other dividend takes place ; 
and as three of these children at the time of their mar- 
riage received certain donations, and as Jan Roeloffsen 
is yet unmarried, he is to receive a bed and milch cow ; 
and to Jonas and Peter Bogardus she gives a house 
and lot situated to the westward of the house of the 
testatrix in the village of Beverwyck, going in length 
until the end of a bleaching spot, and in breadth up to 
the room of her, the testatrix, house, besides a bed for 
both of them and a milch cow to each of them, the 
above to be an equivalent of what the married children 
have received. Finally, she, the testatrix, gives to Roe- 
loff Kierstede, the child of her daughter Sara, a silver 
mug; to Annatje Van Brugh, the child of her daughter 
Catrina, also a silver mug ; and to Jannettje and Rachel 
Hartgers, the children of her daughter Fytje, a sil- 
ver mug each ; and to the child of William Bogardus 
named Fytje a ls a silver mug ; all the above dona- 
tions to be provided for out of the first moneys re- 
ceived, and afterwards the remainder of the property to 
be divided and shared as aforesaid. The testatrix de- 
clares this document to be her only true last will and 
testament, and desiring that after her decease it may 
supersede all other testaments, codicils, donations, or 
any other instruments whatsoever; and in case any 
formalities may have been omitted, it is her will and 
desire the same benefits may occur as if they actually 
had been observed ; and she requested me, notary pub- 
lic, to make one or more lawful instruments in the 
usual form of this, her, testatrix, last will and desire. 
Signed, sealed, and delivered at the house of the testa- 
trix in the village of Beverwyck, in New Netherland, 
in the presence of Ruth Jacobse Van Schoonderweert 
and Evert Wendell, witnesses. 

This the X mark of ANNEKE JANSE with her own 
hand. 

RUTGER JACOBUS, 

EVERT JACOBUS WENDELL. 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Notary Public, 1663. 



490 APPENDIX. 

[NOTE. Anneke Janse, was the wife of Roeloff Jan- 
sen, who came to New Amsterdam about 1631. In 
1636 he obtained a grant from Governor Van Twiller 
for a farm or Bowerie of about 62 acres, which has 
long been a bone of contention between the heirs of 
Anneke Janse and Trinity Church in New York. 
Roeloff Jansen died about 1637, and his widow soon 
married Rev. Everardus Bogardus, and lived with him 
at what is now No. 23 Whitehall street, New York. 
Dominie Bogardus was lost at sea, by the wreck of the 
" Princess," in which he was returning to Holland. 
His widow then went to Beverwyck, and died there. 
She was buried in the yard of the old Dutch Church 
in Albany. Her house and lot in Beverwyck were sold 
by her heirs to Dirck Wessells. " Bounded east by land 
of Jonas and Peter Bogardus, and west by Evert Janse 
Wendell, Being 2 rods 8 feet wide, and 5 rods 9 
feet long." The price was u 1000 guilders in good 
whole merchantable beaver skins, at 8 guilders a piece." 
June 21, 1663. It was on the east corner of State and 
James streets, and remained till recent years. W. S. P.] 



INDEX 



Aalplos. N. Y.,163. 

Aheel, David, 33, 178, 404, 41 C. 

Aberdeen, Scotland, 182. 

Abrahamse, Andriese. 409. 

Abrahamsen, Elizabeth, 59. 

Abrahamsen, John, 59 
Abramse, Andrew, 468. 

Abricks, Abiah, 401. 

Abricks, Sigfriedua, 461. 

Acabonac, L. L, 81. 96, 101. 

Accabogue, L. L, 28, 29, 174, 175, 
396. 

Ackerley, Anthony, 254. 

Ackerley, Hannah, 254. 

Aclierley, Nathaniel, 338. 

Adams, John, 276. 

Adriance, Elbert, 222. 

Adriance, Isaac, 222. 

Adriance, Jacob, 222. 

Aertsen, Geritt, 303. 

Albany, N. Y., 33, 34. &5, 86, 134, 
139, 140, 144, 164, 213, 214, 23d, 
3C8, 3H3, 407, 408, 41 1 , 4'23, 440, 
459, 461 , 480, 483 ; Dutch church, 

Albertis, Abigail, 418. 

Albertis, Mary, 418. 

Albertis, Phebe, 418. 

Albertis, Samuel, 418. 

Albertis, Samuel, Jr. , 418. 

Albertse, Catrina, 10. 

Albertse, Janettie, 210. 

Albertse, Johana, 210. 

Albertse, Johanes, 210. 

Albertse, Seatie, 210. 

Albertsen, John, 4S6. 

Albertson, Abigail, 217. 

Albertson, Crodas, 291. 

Albertson, Daniel, 217, 218. 

Albertson, Deborah, 291. 

Albertson, Dirck, 120. 

Albertson, Elizabeth, 217. 

Albertson, Isaac?, 291. 

Albertson, John, 217, 218, 291. 

Albertson, Mary. 217. 

Albertson, Richard, 217. 

Albertson, Sarah, 291. 

Albertson, Silvanus, 291. 

Albertson, William, 217, 218, 229. 

Albertson, William, Jr., 217, 218. 

Albertus, Arthur, 91. 

Albertns, Mary, 94. 

Albrecht, Dr. Anthony, 232. 

Alburtis, James, 323. 

Alburtis, Jare, 339. 

Alburtis, John, 3211 

Alburtis, Mary, 323. 



Aldridge, see Auldridge. 

Alen, Alice, 1M2. 

Alen, Elizabeth, 132. 

Alen, Hannah, 132. 

Alen, Henry. 181, 132. 

Alen, John, 131, 132. 

Alt:n, Mary, 131, 132. 

Alen, Phebe, 132. 

Alen, Philip, 131. 

Alen, Ruth, 132. 
271, Alen, Sarah, 132. 

Alexander, James, 244. 

Alexander, Sarah, 231. 

Alexander, William, 231, 244. 

Allaire, Andrew, 435. 

Allaire, Elizabeth, 435. 

Allee, John, 379. 

Alice, John, Jr., 379. 

Allee, Peter, 379. 

Allen, Benjamin, 164. 
135, Allen, Henry, 419. 
307, Allen, Samuel, 277, 321. 
442, Allen, Thomas, 31. 
490. Allen, Timothy, 119. 

Allertson, Deborah, 464. 

Allertson, Elizabeth, 464. 

Allertson, Mary. 464. 

Allertson, Richard. 464. 

Allertson, Richard, J r. , 4C4. 

Allertson, Sarah, 464. 

Allertson, Stephen. 464. 

Allertson, Susannah, 464. 

Allertson. William, 464. 

Ailing, Andrew, 201. 

Allison, Benjamin, 316. 

Alli?on, Deborah, 316. 

Allison, Elizabeth, 316. 

Allison, Hannah, 316. 

Allison, John, 316, 317. 

Allison, John, Jr. , 316. 

Allison, John, 3d, 316. 

Allison, Joseph. 117, 316. 

Allison, Mary, 316. 

Allison, Richard, 3, 177. 

Allison, Dr. Richard, 316, 317. 

Allison, William, 227, 316. 

Alsop, Ann, 483. 

Alsop, John, 2, 60, 137. 262, 301, 352. 

Alsop, Richard, 245, 262. 

Alsop, Thomas, 20, 483. 

Alsteyn, Abraham, 424. 

Alsteyn, Abraham. Jr., 424. 

Alsteyn, Bridgit, 424. 

Alsteyn, Hermanns, 424. 

Alsteyn, Johanes, 424. 

Alsteyn, Margaret, 424. 

491 



492 



INDEX. 



Alsteyn, Maritie, 424. 
Alstyn, Abraham, 194. 
Alstyn, Abraham, Jr., 194. 
Alstyn, Elizabeth, 194. 
Alstyn, John, 194. 
Alstyne, Abraham, 243. 
Alstyne, John, 157. 
Alstyne, see Van Alstyn. 
Amagansett, L. I., 81. 317 
Amberman, Dirck, 296, 844. 
Amberman, Dirck, Jr., 844. 
Amberman, Dominus, 344. 
Amberman, Gertie, 344. 
Amberman, Gretie, 344. 
Amberman, Isaac, 844. 
Amberman, Isaac, Jr.. 344. 
Amberman, Nicholas. 344. 
Amberman, Sarah, 344. 
Amboyneau, Frances, 23. 
Amboyneau, John, 23. 
Amboyneau, John, Jr., 28. 
Ambuscade, ship, 183. 
Amerman, Geritie, 296. 
Amerman, Jan, 21!6. 
Amerman, Johanes, 296. 
Amorman, Joseph, 2S2. 
Amerman, Tunis, 296. 
Amory, C'apt. , 177. 
Amory, John, 77. 
Anderson, Alexander. 22. 
Anderson, Andries, 239. 
Anderson, Cornelia, 407, 408. 
Anderson, Elbert, 407. 
Anderson, Isaac, 281. 
Anderson, Jeremiah, 445. 
Anderson, Joseph, 282. 
Anderson, Peter, 407, 408. 
Anderson, Robert. 255. 
Anderson, Sarah, 255. 
Anderson, William, 306. 
Andrews, Edward, 486. 
Andrews, James, 486. 
Andriese, Harman, 407. 
Angevine, Daniel, 240. 
Angevine. Hester, 210. 
Ankens, Joseph, 11. 
Anna, ship, 430. 
Ann Hook's Neck, N.Y., 405. 
Antelope, ship, 177, 206. 
Antes, Henry, 67. 
Anthill, Anne, 382. 
Anthony, Elizabeth, 222. 
Anthony, Henry, 472. 
Antigua, W. I., 59. 
Antonides, Johana, 21 . 
Anr,onides, Johanes, 20, 21. 
Antonides, Rev. Vincentius, 20. 
Apaquage, L. I., 48. 
Apelbee, Thomas, 70. 
Aquebogue, L. I. , 246, 475. 
Archer, Jonathan, 31, 196, 477. 
Archer, Mrs., 469. 
Arding, Charles, 14. 
Armstrong, Edward, 267. 
Armstrong, Hannah, 228. 
Armstrong, John, 228. 
Armstrong, John, Jr., 228. 



Armstrong, Mary, 228. 
Armstrong, Mehitable, 167, 228. 
Armstrong, Nathaniel, 228. 
Armstrong, Obadiah, 228. 
Arnold, Ephraim, 344. 
Arnold, Gilbert, 215. 
Ashfield, Isabella, 383. 
Ashfield, Lewis, 383. 
Ashfield, Mary, 227, 383. 
Ashfield. Patience, 383. 
Ashfield, Pearce. 383. 
Ashfield, Richard, 146, 244, 383. 
Ashfield, Richard, Jr., 383. 
Aspottuck brook, L. I., 79. 
Assop's Neck, L. I. . 395, 396. 
Ater, Adezayan, 323. 
Ater, Elizabeth, 323. 
Ater, Henry. 323. 
Ater, Mary, 323. 
Ater, Pamela, 323. 
Athens, N. Y, 200, 411,440. 
Auchmuty, Samuel, 369. 
Auglma Malagh, Ireland, 236. 
Auldridge, Bethiah, 118. 
Auldridge, Daniel, 118. 
Auldridge, Gershom, 118, 119. 
Auldridge, Jacob, 118. 
Auldridge, Jacob, Jr., 118. 
Auldridge, Peter, 118. 
Auldridge. Rebecca, 119. 
Auldridge, Stephen, 118. 
Aulraynew, John, 165. 
Avery, Joseph, 455. 
Axon, William, 57. 
Ayscough, Dr. Richard, 342. 

Backer, John, 24. 
Backer, Alary, 24. 
Badeau, John, 434. 
Badle, Cornelia, 94. 
Badle, Mary, 94. 
Badle, Thomas, 94. 
Bagley, Timothy, 484. 
Bailey, Edward, 257. 
Bailey, Mr., 148, 165. 
Bain, Thomas. 6. 
Baker, Catherine, 368. 
Baker, Daniel, 101. 
Baker, Ephraim, 368. 
Baker, George, 20. 
Baker, Hannah, 189. 
Baker, Jacob, 189, 368. 
Baker, John. 20. 
Baker, Jonathan, 189, 3(52. 
Baker, Jonathan, Jr., 189. 
Baker, Joseph, 20. 
Baker, Martha, 30. 
Baker, Mary, 100. 
Baker, Nicholas, 368. 
Baker, Phebe, 305. 
Baker, Rebecca, 368. 
Baker, Richard, 30. 
Baker, Richard, Jr., 30. 
Baker, Sarah, 30. 
Baker, William. 121,305. 
Balden. Ezekiel, Jr., 322. 
Balden, Jemima, 322. 



INDEX. 



493 



Balden, Levinah, 322. 

Balden, Rachel, 323. 

Balding, GKovge, 209. 

Baldwin, Thomas, 89. 

Baldwin, Triamor, 10(5, 143. 

Baldwin, William, 89. 

Balies, Johanes, 202. 

Bampnr, Jacob, 407. 

Bancker, Adrian. 54, 239. 

.Bancker, Anna. 27'J. 

Bancker, Christopher, 58, 108, 202, 2C3, 

279. 403 

Bancker, Christopher, Jr., 279. 
Bancker, Evert, 2o9, 279. 
Bank, Samuel, 234. 
Banker, Dolf. 403. 
Banyer, George, 44. 
Bariyer, Golnsbrow, 11, 52, 66, 89, 94, 

105, 209, 236, 245, 455. 
Baptist Mills, Eng., 145. 
Barbadoes, W. I., 358, 402. 
Barbarie, Catharine, 435. 
Barbarie, Frances, 75. 
Barbarie, John, 137. 
Barbary. Betty, 464. 
Barber, Jonathan, 270, 346. 
Bard, John, 441, 442. 
Bargeau, Abraham, 116. 
Barger, Johanes, 212. 
Barker, Mary, 120. 
Barker, Thomas, 181. 
Barker, Willi;im, 120. 
Barn Island, 371. 
Barnes, Anthony, 398. 
Barnes, Elizabeth, 9. 
Barnes, Isaac, 80. 
Barnes, James, 398. 
Barnes, Joshua, 221. 
Barnes, Margaret, 398. 
Barnes, Patience, 221. 
Barnes. Sarah, 398. 
Barnes, Setli, 426. 
Barnes, Capt. Thomas, 21. 
Barnes, Underbill, 252. 
Barnes, William, 398, 486. 
Barnes, William, Jr., 398. 
Barnet, Anne, 133. 
Barnett, Benjamin, 432. 
Barnett, John, 172. 
Barr, Hendrick, 327. 
Barre, Samuel, 116. 
Barrie, Samuel, 61, 367. 
Barton, Edward, 31. 
Barton, Joseph, 304. 
Barton, Noah, 252. 
Barton, Roger, 30. 
Bartow, Anne, 483, 484. 
Bartow, Anthony, 110, 149, 152. 
Bartow, Basil, 110, 115, 467, 483. 
Bartow, Catharine, 484. 
Bartow, John, 40, 110, 1! 5, 149, 152, 233, 

253, 3SO, 405, 432, 467, 483. 
Bartow, Theodorus, 120. 
Bartow, Theodosius, 115, 116, 483. 
Bartlett, Mrs. Ann, 25. 
Bartlett, Anne, 25. 
Bartlett, William, 25. 



Bassett, Francis, 326. 

Bassett, John, 228. 

Bassett, Mary, 228. 

Bassett, Michael, 197. 

Bastyse, Harme, 333. 

Bate, William, 188. 

Bates, Abigail, 304. 

Bates, Daniel, 132. 

Bates, William, 304. 

Batty, Abigail, 318. 

Batty, Arthur, 199. 

Batty, David, 318. 

Batty, Elizabeth. 318. 

Batty, John, 318. 

Baxter, Augustine, 467. 

Baxter, Thomas, 109. 

Bayard, Ann, 63 

Bayard, Anne, 62, (53. 

Bayard, Blandina, 42. 

Bayard, Catharine, 364, 365, 

Bayard, Frances, 249. 

Bayard. Gertrude, 62. 

Bayard, Helegonda, 67, 182. 

Bayard, Judith, 62, G3. 

Bayard, Margaret, 02, 63. 

Bayard, Mary, 63. 

Bayard, Nicholas, 11, 62, 63 : 73, 146. 

Bayard. Petrns, 42. 

Bayard, Samuel, 20, 61, 63, 249, 358. 

Bayard, Capt. Samuel, 227. 

Bayard, Samuel, Jr., 249. 

Bayard, Stephen, 61, 63, 245, 484. 

Hayhen, Jacob, 329. 

Ba'yles, Elias, 17, 261, 291, 343. 

Bayles, Ephraim, 261. 

Bayles, Jane, 261. 

Bayles, John, 360. 

Bayles, Mary, 261, 291. 

Bayles, Mercy, 261. 

Bayles, Patience, 261. 

Bayles, Richard, 261. 

Bayles, Sarah, 261. 

Bayles, Tabitha, 261. 

Bayles, Thomas, 261, 305, 379 

Bayley, John, 263. 

Baylie, Daniel, 248. 

Baylies, Elias, 225. 

Baylies, John, 225, 243. 

Bayl is, Thomas, 443. 

Bazely, John, 254. 

Beachew, Antye, 176. 

Beale. William, 473. 

Bear Hill, N. Y.,360. 

Beatie, Abigail, 301. 

Beatie, Elizabeth, 301. 

Beatie, Isaac. 301. 

Beatie, John, 301. 

Beattie, see Batty. 

Beaty, Francis, 485. 

Beckfor^, Hannah, 352. 

Beckford, Susannah, 352. 

Bedell, Abraham, 473. 

Bedell, Catharine, 338. 

Bedell, Daniel, 338. 

Bedell, Elizabeth, 295. 

Bedell, Hannah, 151, 185. 

Bedell, James, 473. 



494 



INDEX. 



Bedell, Jeremiah, 151, 196. 

Bedell, Joseph, 338, 484. 

Bedell, Mary, 283, 338. 

Bedell, Sarah, 438, 473. 

Bedell, Silvanus, 473. 

Bedell, Thomas, 337. 

Bedell, Thomas, Jr. . 338. 

Bedell, Timothy, 185, 180, 338. 

Bedell, William, 3:;8. 

Bedell, see Bedle. 

Bedford, Catharine, 412. 

Bedford, David, 485. 

Bedford, L. I., 407. 

Bedford, N. Y , 119, 128, 215, 374, 487. 

Bedford, Stephen, 333. 

Bedle, Elisha, 473. 

Bedle, Elizabeth, 472, 473. 

Bedle, Hannah, 473. 

Bedle, Isaac, 473. 

Bedle, James, 472, 473. 

Bedle, James, Jr., 473. 

Bedle, Jemima. 473. 

Bedle, Mary, 472, 473. 

Bedle, Sarah, 473. 

Bedle, see Bedell. 

Beebee, James, 342. 

Beekman, Catharine, 87, 89, 447. 

Beekman, Charles, 9. 

Beekman, Charles, Jr.. 9. 

Beekman, Cornelius, 87. 

Beekman, Cornelius, 127, 447. 

Beekman, Deborah, 80, 483. 

Beekman, Erne, 80, 483. 

Beekman Farm, N. Y. City, 127. 

Beekman, Gerard, 58, 89. 

Beekman, Gerard. Jr. . 89. 

Beekman, Gerurdus, 299, 403. 

Beekman, Hendrick, 86. 

Beekman, Henry, 64, 483. 

Beekman, Col. Henry, 87. 

Beekman, Jacob, 86. 

Beekman, John, 65, 430, 441, 442. 

Beekman, Johan, 139. 

Beekman, Johanes, 86. 

Beekman, Nachtell, 80. 

Beekman Precinct, N. Y. , 181. 

Be?kman, Sarah, 139. 

Beekman, Thomas, 39, 88. 

Beekman, William, 64, 89, 295. 

Beekman, Dr. William, 228, 483. 

Beekman sburg, N. Y. , 222. 

Beets, see Betts. 

Beezly, Mary, 145. 

Beezly, Michael. 145. 

Begs, Altjie, 146 

Begs, Gerritt, 146. 

Behenna, Thomas, 113. 

Bell, John, 25, 134. 

Bell, Mary, 25. 

Belly, Nicholas, 435. 

Beneen, Tanaca, 27. 

Benett, Daniel, Jr., 471. 

Beninge, Francis, 109. 

Benjamin, Abigail, 80. 

Benjamin, Desire, 80. 

Benjamin, John, 80, 341. 

Benjamin, Mary, 80. 



Benjamin, Mehitable, 80. 

Benjamin, Sarah, 80. 

Benuet, Jeremiah, 2*52. 

Bennet, John, 262. 

Bennet, Robert, 2-19, 251. 

Bennett. Margaret, 22. 

Benoit, Peter, 88. 

Benson, Derrick, 342. 

Benson, Elizabeth, 342. 

Benson, F. , 127. 

Benson, Faneav, 342. 

Benson, John, "162, 208. 

Benson, Johanes, 342. 

Benson, Katalina. 312. 

Benson, Lina, 342. 

Benson, Robert, 279, 420, 484. 

Benson, Samuel, 184. 

Benthuysen, Barent, 480. 

Bently Manor, S. L, 297, 298. 

Bergen, Antie, 257. 

Bergen, Anytie, 224. 

Bergen, Catalyntie, 257. 

Bergen, Cornelia, 314. 

Bergen County, N. J., 455, 456. 

Bergen, Dirck, 110, 307. 

Bergen, Elsie, 257, 314. 

Bergen, Hans, 6t>, 224, 256. 

Bergen, Jacob, 257,314, M48. 

Bergen, Jacob, Jr., 314. 

Bergen, Johanes, 159. 

Bergen, Luke, 224. 

Bergen, Maria, 314. 

Bergen, Michael, 257. 

Bergen, N. J., S22. 

Bergen, Sarah, '257. 

Berlin, Germany, 142.- 

Bermuda, W. I., 50. 487. 

Bernard, Samuel, 309, 379. 

Bernard, Samuel, Jr., 309. 

Bernet, Edward, 104. 

Berrian, Cornelius, 09. 

Berriaii, Cornelius, Jr., 282, 474. 

Berrien, Cornelius, 3CO. 

Berrien, Cornelius, Jr., 158, 211, 372. 

Berrien, Nicholas, 41. 

Berrien, Peter, 41, 306. 

Bertine, Mary, 7. 

Bessley, Oliver, 484. 

Bessley, Oliver, Jr. , 484. 

Bethlehem, Pa. , 07. 

Bethpage, L. I., 212, 272, 273, 274, 285, 

452. 

Betts, Abigail, 251, 252. 
Betts, Baxter, 251. 
Betts, John, 251. 
Betts, Joseph, 251. 
Betts, Joseph, Jr., 251. 
Betts, Mary, 251. 
Betts, Rebecca, 252. 
Betts, Susanah, 251. 
Betty, Abigail, 301. 
Betty, Elizabeth, 301. 
Betty, Isaac, 301. 
Betty, John, 301. 
Bever Creek, N. Y., 154. 
Beverwyck, N. Y., 488, 489, 490. 
Bevier, Abraham, 154,. 



INDEX. 



495 



Bevier, Margaret, 154. 

Bevier, Samuel. 154, 198. 

Bezean, John, 348. 

Bicker. Victor, 228. 

Bickerton, John, 464. 

Biggs, Nathaniel, 417. 

Billopp, Anne, 297, 298. 

Billopp, Christopher, 2U7, 298. 

Billopp, Jasper F., 29$. 

Billopp, Sarah, 297, 208. 

Billopp, Thomns, 297, 319. 

Billopp, Thomas, Jr., ^98. 

Billopps Point. S.I., 2'.)8 

Birch Neck, L. I.. 28, 29, 30, 83, 

271. 

Birdsall, Daniel, 4. 
Birdcall, Joannah, 4. 
Birdsall, Sarah, 4. 
Birdsall, Thomas, 318. 
Bisby, Thanet, 92. 
Bishop, Enos. 350. 
Bishop, Francis, 241. 
Bishop, Jane, 241 . 
Bishop, Joshua, 108, 430. 
Bishop, Samuel, 82. 
Bith, Daniel, 61. 
Blackwell, Edward, 3G8. 
Blackwell, Jacob, 25. 
Blackwell, Jacob, Jr., 25. 
Blackwell, Lydia, 25. 
Blackwell, Rebecca, 25. 
Blackwell, Robert, 25. 
Blackwell, Sarah, 25. 
Bladen, John, 236. 
Blagge, E., 65. 
Blagge, Edward, 92, 108, 452. 
Blagge, John, 1C8. 
Blaggs Clove, N. Y., 452. 
Blain, Ann, 23. 
Blain, Catharine, 23. 
Blain, Elizabeth, 23. 
Blain, John, 3. 
Blain, Keturah, 0. 
Blain, Margaret, 23. 
Blain, Thomas, 3. 
Blain, William, 23. 
Blake, Snsanah, 208. 
Blake, William, 208. 
Blanchard, Francis, 327. 
Blanchard, John, 462. 
Blanchard, Mary, 150. 
Blanche, Abraham, 112. 
Blanche, Hendrick G., 172. 
Blanche, Maria, 172. * 
Blanche, Rowina H., 172. 
Blauvelt, Gilbert H. , 289. 
Blauvelt, Isaac, 171 
Bleakly, Esther, 437. 
Bleecker, Elizabeth, 411. 
Bleecker, Johanes, 411. 
Bleecker, Johanes R., 458. 
Bleecker, Johans, 140. 
Bleecker, Johanse R., 34. 
Bleecker, John, 92. 
Bleecker, John, 405. 
Bleecker, Nicholas, 33, 139. 
Bleecker, Rutger, 33, 34. 



Blind Brook, Conn., 363. 
Blomer, Gilbert, 186. 
Blood, Edward, 85. 
Bloodgood, Charity, 23. 
Bloodgood, Francis, 23, 192, 329. 
Bloodgood, George, 329. 
Bloodgood, James, 2'J. 
Bloodgood, John, 32'.). 
Bloodgood, Joseph, 23. 
Bloodgood, Oliver, 329. 
Bloodgood, Peperel, 329. 
Bloodgood, Robert, 329. 
Bloodgood, Sarah, ::29. 
!75, Bloodgood, Susannah, 321). 
Bloodgood, T.,43. 
Bloodgood, William, 23, 27, 329. 
Bloodgood, William, Jr. , 329. 
Blom, Alexander, 115. 
Blomer, Phebe, 186. 
Bloom, Barent, 239. 
Bloom, Bernardus, 422. 
Bloom, Daniel, 148,311. 
Bloom, Isaac, 3-) 3. 
Bloom, Jacob, 472. 
Bloom, Jurian, 291. 
Bloome, Barent, 6. 
Bloome, Benjamin, 422. 
Bloome, Elizabeth, 422. 
Bloome, Isaac, 243, 422. 
Bloome, Isaac, Jr. , 422. 
Bloome, Millicent, 422. 
Bloome, Phebe, 422. 
Bloome, Sarah, 422. 
Bloome, Silvester, 422. 
Bloome, Tabitha, 422. 
Blooinfield, iMoses, 461. 
Bloomingdale, N. Y. City, 108. 
Blooming Grove, N. Y. , 4y, 452. 
Bobine, Anne, 228, 483. 
Bobine, James, 4<>3. 
Boden, Elisye, 9. 
Boden, Vincent, 9. 
Bodine, Hyla, 287. 
Bodine, John, 287. 
Bodine, Mary, 287. 
Bodine, Vincent, 287. 
Bodine, Vincent, Jr., 287. 
Bodyn, John, 483. 
Bodyn, Pecer, 240. 
Boelen, Abraham, 14. 
Boelen, Ann, 14. 
Boelen, Catharine, 160, 436. 
Boelen, Elizabeth, 14. 
Boelen, Hendrick, 436. 
Boelen, Jacob, 436. 
Boerum, Geritt, 367, 485. 
Boerum, Jacob, 95, 478. 
Boerum, Maria, 367. 
Boerum, Maritie, 485. 
Boerum, Simon, 166, 377. 
Bogardus, Anneke Janse, 251, 487. 
Bogardua, Cornelius, 488. 
Bogardus, Rev. Everardus, 251, 488, 490. 
BogardHs, Fitzje, 381. 
Bogardus, Fytje, 489. 
Bogardus, Jonas. 488, 489, 490. 
Bogardus, Nicholas, 238. 



496 



INDEX. 



Bogardus, Peter, 488, 489, 400. 
Bogardus, Rachel, 110, 238. 
Bogardus, William, 488, 489. 
Bogart, Abigail, 56. 
Bogart, Beelitie, 372. 
Bojjart, Ciitrina, 210. 
Bogart, Christiana, 372. 
Bogart, Elizabeth, 122. 
Bogart, Gilbert, 122, 123. 
Bogart, Henry, 194. 
Bo-iart, Henry C. , 365. 
Bogart, Isaac, 122, 123, 131, 307. 
Bogart, Jane, 122. 
Bogart, John, 157, 160, 204. 
Bogart, John, Jr., 5t>, 147. 
Bogart, Martinns, 372. 
Bogart, Mary, 122. 
Bogart, Nicholas. 420. 
Bogart, Sarah, 122, 123. 
Bogart, Simon, 122. 
Bogart, Simon, Jr., 122. 
Bogart, Tunis, 122, 292. 
Bogart, William, 150. 
Bogert, Hannah, 126. 
Bogert, John, Jr. , 287. 
Bogert, William, 126, 127. 
Boght, N. Y., 163. 
Bohannam, Henry, 306, 307. 
Boker, Abigail, 139. 
Bolden, Samuel, 112. 
Bolenna, Thomas. 180. 
Bonain, John, 258. 
Bond, Anne, 326. 
Bond, Catalinte, 326. 
Bond, John, 16. 
Bond, Mary, 326. 
Bond, Mercy, 326. 
Bond, Peter, 326. 
Bondt, Abraham, 180. 
Bondt, Jacob, 180. 
Bondt, John, 180. 
Bondt, Mary, ISO. 
Bondt, Peter, 180. 
Bondt, Peter, Jr., 180. 
Bonnet, Anne M. , 320. 
Bonnet, James, 320. 
Bonnet, John, 320. 
Bonnet, Peter, 320. 
Bonnet, Peter, Jr., 320. 
Bontecou, Daniel, 103, 462. 
Bontekoe Klyn, N. Y., 154. 
Bookhart, Jacob, 43. 
Booth, Albertus, 483. 
Booth, Charles, 7. 
Borden, Anne, 41, 112, 167. 
Borden, Samuel, 32, 138, 1G7. 
Borgen, James, 116. 
Borhannan, Resoluert, 2. 
Bortr.er, Dr. Charles, 142. 
Bosch, Albertus, 59. 
Bosch, Jasper, 299. 
Bosch, Justice, 386. 
Bosch, see Bush. 
Boss, John, 229. 
Boston, Mass.. 12, 77, 461. 
Bostwick, David, 261. 
Bostwick, Rev.. David, 353. 



Bosworth, Rachel, 442. 

Boucher, Joan, 360. 

Boudinot, Mary C., 165. 

Boulla, Mrs.,441. 

Bowden, Livingston, 394. 

Bowdich, Joel, 484. 

Bowdich, Ruth, 484. 

Bower, Elizabeth, 218. 

Bower, Ezekiel, 78. 

Bower, Hezekiah, 218, 219. 

Bower, Isaac, 78, 82. 

Bower, Jonah, 78, 392. 

Bower, Jonas, 78. 

Bower, Mary, 78. 

Bower, Stephen, 78. 

Bowery Lane, N. Y. City, 466. 

Bowley, Cornelia, 409. 

Bowman, Harmah, 296. 

Bowne, Abigail, 466. 

Bowne, Amy, 41. 

Bowne, Benjamin, 41. 

Bowne, Daniel, 387. 

Bowne, Elizabeth, 41. 

Bowne, George, 188. 

Bowne, Grace, 41. 

Bowne, Haddock, 188. 

Bowne, Hannah, 41. 

Bowne, Jane H., 188. 

Bowne, John, 41, 138. 

Bowne, Jonathan, 41. 

Bowne, Margaret, 187, 188. 

Bowne, Mary, 41. 

Bowne, Mary H. , 188. 

Bowne, Richard, 42. 

Bowne, Robert, 41, 42. 

Bowne, Samuel, 41, 269, 330, 444. 484. 

Bowne, Samuel. Jr. , 41 . 

Bowne, Sarah.. 41, 330, 387. 

Bowne, Thomas, 41. 

Bowne, William, 484. 

Boyall, John, 58. 

Boyer, Mary, 137. 

Boyer, Samuel, 137. 

Boyle, Robert, 468. 

Boyle, Solomon, 468. 

Boys, W., 236. 

Bracket, Hannah, 85. 

Brackow, Isaac, 12. 

Bradford, Sytie, 124. 

Bradford, William, Jr., 124, 311, 321. 

Bradley, Abraham, 17. 

Bradley, Elizabeth, 360. 

Bradley, George, 165, 360. 

Bradley, Richard. 359, 360. 

Bradley, Sarah, 17. 

Bradt, Evert, 84. 

Bradt, Jacob, 84. 

Bradt, Janettie, 84. 

Bradt, Nicholas, 84. 

Bradt, Susanna, 84. 

Bragaw, Isaac, 12, 211, 474. 

Bragaw, Peter. 474. 

Bragaw, Roeloff, 474. 

Bragaw, Sarah, 474. 

Bragg, Petronella, 41. 

Braine, Mary, 85. 

Braine, Sarah, 85. 



INDEX. 



497 



Braine, Dr. Thomas, 85. 

Braine, Thomas, Jr., 85. 

Bramjohn, William, 301. 

Branigan, John, 52. 

Brant, John, 152, 211, 474. 

Brasier. Mrs. , 246. 

Brass, Adam, 847. 

Brass, Elizabeth, 347. 

Biass, Henry, 347. 

Brass, John, 348. 

Brass, Peter, 26. 

Brat, Anthony, 443. 

Brat, Eghbert, 458. 

Bratfc, Evert, 484. 

Bratt, Francis, 255. 

Bratt, Nicholas, 484. 

Brayson. William, 368. 

Breese, Sidney, 454. 

Brestede, Andrew, 257. 

Brestede, Andrew, Jr., 288. 

Brestede, Catharine, 77. 

Brestede, Johans, 77. 

Brestede, John, 11. 

Bret, Francis, 385. 

Bret, Vrowtie, 385. 

Brett, Francis, 381. 

Brett, Robert. 307. 

Bretts, Anna M., 28. 

Bretts, John W. , 28. 

Bretts, Nicholas W. , 38. 

Bretts, Peter W., 28. 

Bretts, Yurie W., 27. 

Brevoort, Elias, 372. 

Brevoort, Johana, 108. 

Brevoort, John, 107. 

Brevoort, Leah, 372. 

Brevoort, Mary, 107. 

Brewer, Abraham, 86. 

Brewer, Nicholas, 86. 

Brewerton, George, 106, 147. 

Brewerton, Jacob, 240. 

Brewster, Benjamin, 124. 

Brewster, Daniel, 316, 4->9. 

Brewster, Daniel, Jr., 429. 

Brewster, David, 429. 

Brewster, Deborah, 429. 

Brewster, Desire, 429. 

Brewster, Gloriana, 161. 

Brewster, Hannah, 294, 429. 

Brewster. John, 429. . 

Brewster, Mary, 429. 

Brewster, Rev. Nathaniel, 294. 

Biewster, William, 429. 

Brian, Ann. 1%. 

Brian, Ruth, 196. 

Bridge Hampton, L. I., 18, 36, 141, 168, 

218, 271, 272, 314, 315, 393, 456. 
Briggs, Lydia, 109. 
Briggs, Walter, 30, 110. 
Brinckerhoff, Abraham, 222. 
Brinckerhoff, Altye, 222, 427. 
Brinckerhoff, Antie, 427. 
Brinckerhoff, Catharine, 407. 
Brinckerhoff, Dinah, 178, 427. 
Brinckerhoff, Dirck, 221, 222, 428. 
Brinckerhoff, Dirck, 3d., 222. 
Brinckerhoff, Elizabeth, 222. 



Brinckerhoff, Garradine, 222. 

Brinckerhoff, Hendrick, 205. 

Brinckerhoff, Isaac, 2-2. 

Brinckerhoff, Jacob. 425. 

Brinckerhoff, Jacobus, 222. 

Brinckerhoff, James, 428. 

Brinckerhoff, Janache, 443. 

Brinckerhoff, John, 222,225, 425, 443. 

Brinckerhoff, Joris, 125, 178, 205, 222, 
406, 427. 

Brinckerhoff, Sammettie, 205. 

Brinckerhoff, Sarah, 427. 

Brinckerhoff, Susanah, 222. 

Brinckerhoff, Tennis, 428. 

Brinkerjioff, Annake, 68. 

Brinkerhoff, Elizabeth, 68. 

Brinkerhoff, Jacob, 68. 

Brinkerhoff. Janettie, 382. 

Brinkerhoff, John, 68. 307, 382. 

Brinkerhoff, Joris, 67, 146. 

Bristol, Eng. , 67, 145, 325, 326. 

Brittain, Gezelna, 276. 

Brittain, Richard, 276. 

Brittaine. Benjamin, 158 

Britton, Benjamin, 1 10, 201. 

Britton, Frances, 110. 

Britton, Nathaniel, 75, 110. 

Britts, John, 21. 

Brocden, Charles, 67. 

Brockholst, Gov. Anthony, 358. 

Brockholst, Joanna, 358. 

Broadhead, John, 310. 

Broadhurst, Anne, 401. 

Broadhurst, Samuel, 401. 

Brodhead, Charles, 193. 

Brodhead, Maritie, 193. 

Brodhead, Wessell, 237. 

Bronk, Cornelius L. , 39. 

Bronx River, 30, 31. 

Brookhaven, L. I., 124, 160, 161, 221, 
227, 247, 253, 270, 272, 2<3, 294, 315, 
316, 346, 349, 350, 378, 417, 429, 442, 
476 ; bequest to church in, 161. 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 22, 60, 116, 222, 2:!9, 
256, 366, 376, 436. 

Brotherton, Mr., 265. 

Brotherton, Micajah, 265. 

Brower, Cornelius* 41, 287, 459. 

Brower, Hester, 287. 

Brown, Abigail, 430. 

Brown, Abraham, 146. 

Brown, Ann, 425. 

Brown, Anna. 143. 

Brown, Arthur, 487. 

Brown, Barbarie, 288. 

Brown, Barold, 288. 

Brown, Benjamin, 346. 

Brown, Catharine, 385, 414. 

Brown, Daniel, 105, 346. 

Brown, David, 169, 203. 

Brown, Deliverance, 334. 

Brown, Dorothy, 143, 270,346. 

Brown, Duncan, 244. 

Brown, Elizabeth, 183, 207, 414. 

Brown, Ephraim, 288. 

Brown, Esther, 96. 

Brown, Gertie, 45. 



498 



INDEX. 



Brown, Henry, 143. 
Brown, James, 183, 2S3. 
Brown, Jane, 146, 487. 
Brown, Jeremiah, 346. 
Brown, John, 146, 180, 288. 
Brown, John, Jr., 146, 194. 
Brown, Jonathan, 207, 485. 
Brown, Joseph, 270, 345. 
Brown, Joseph, Jr., 346. 
Brown, Joshua, 346. 
Brown, Leah, 212. 
Brown, Leonard, 413. 
Brown, Martha, 96. 
Brown, Mary, 138, 414. 
Brown, Mehitabel, 143. 
Brown, Neeltye, 288. 
Brown, Peter, 142, 206. 
Brown, Peter, Jr., 143. 
Brown, Robert, 414. 
Brown, Samuel, 32, 180, 282, 485. 
Brown, Samuel, Jr., 485. 
Brown, Selah, 346. 
Brown, Thomas, 288. 
Brown, Timothy, 194. 
Brown, William, 97, 212, 288. 
Brown, William, Jr., 288. 
Brown's Point, N. Y., 450. 
Brundage, Benjamin, 107. 
Brunclage, John, 362. 
Brundage, Joseph, 386. 
Brnndage, Marianne, 362. 
Brundage, Mary, 362. 
Brundage, Tamar, 362. 
Brundage, Thomas, 362. 
Brundige, David, 363. 
Brunswick, N. Y., 45. 
Brush, Ananias, 132,416. 
Brush, Isaac, 54, 69, 277. 
Brush, Isaac, Jr., 177, 334. 
Brush, John, 132. 
Brush, Jonas, 66. 
Brush, Mary, 416. 
Brush, Phebe, 196. 
Brush, Richard, 53. 
Brush, Robert, 53. 
Brush, Samuel, 53, 66, 132, 278. 
Brush, Stephen, 53. 
Brush, Thomas, 53, 54, 1E9. 
Brush, Timothy, 53. 
Brush, Tredwefl, 196. 
Brushy Neck, L. I., 314, 315. 
Bruyn, Catharine, 46, 47. 
Bruyn, Cornelius, 3, 4, 45, 47, 48. 
Bruyn, F., 155. 
Brayn, F., Jr., 156. 
Bruyn, Gertruyd, 47. 
Bruyn, Hannah, 47. 
Bruyn, I., Jr., 4, 198. 
Bruyn, Ida, 3, 4. 
Bruyn, Jacobus, 45, 238. 
Bruyn, Jacobus. Jr. , 3, 45. 
Bruyn, John, 43, 48, 238. 
Bruyn, Johanes, 45, 46, 47. 
Bruyn, Johanes, Jr., 42. 
Bruyn, Mr., 237. 238. 
Bruyn, Mary. 47. 
Bruyn, Petronella, 46, 47 



Bruyn, Sevyn, 45, 46, 47. 

Bruyn, Tryntie, 45. 

Bryan, Augustus, 374, 385. 

Bryan, Denis, 244. 

Bryan, Elizabeth, 371. 

Bryan, John, 16. 

Bryan, John, Jr., 400. 

Bryan, Ruth, 371. 

Bryant, Alexander, Jr., 257. 

Bryant, Augustine, 265. 

Bryant, John, 206, 485. 

Bryant, Joshua, 265. 

Bryant, William, 223, 485. 

Buchanan, Arthur, 112, 124, 204, 351. 

Buchanan, Henry, 368 

Buchanan, William, 374. 

Buckbee, Edward, 156. 

Buckbee, Edward, Jr., 156, 157. 

Buckbee, Elijah. 487. 

Buckbee, Hannah, 156. 

Buckbee, John, 487. 

Buckhart, John, 43. 

Budd, Anne, 476. 

Budd, Asa, 476. 

Budd, Benjamin, 476. 

Budd, Elisha, 345. 

Budd, Gilbert, 120. 

Budd, Hannah, 476. 

Budd, Jemima, 476. 

Budd, John, 1(10, 475. 

Budd, John, Jr., 47f, 476. 

Budd, Joshua, 476. 

Budd, Joshua, Jr., 240. 

Budd, Mary, 476. 

Budd, Mehitabel, 476. 

Budd, Rhoda, 476. 

Budd, Underbill, 120. 

Budd, William, 476. 

Budd's Neck, N. Y., 129. 

Budd's Patent, L. I., 282. 

Buell, Peter, 487. 

Bull's Head Bay, L. L, 30. 

Bulson, Sarah, 230. 

Bunce, Isaac, 374. 

Bunce, Thomas, 266. 

Bunnal, John, 347. 

Burch, Thomas, 483. 

Burch, William, 9, 305, 433. 

Burck, Mary, 295. 

Burden, Anne, 42. 

Burden, Samuel, 42. 

Burger, Elias, 67. 

Burger, Elizabeth, 485. 

Burger, Johanes, 241. 

Burger, Peter, 485. 

Burger, Rinere, 91. 

Burger, Susannah, 67. 

Burgman, James, 306. 

Burger's Path, N. Y. City, 62, 436. 

Burhans, David, 51. 

Burhans, Joel, 58. 

Burhans, Samuel, 51 . 

Burhans, Wilhelminus, 57. 

Burhans, William, 457. 

Burleigh, Ann, 266. 

Burleigh, Benjamin, 265. 

Burleigh, Hannah, 265, 266. 



INDEX. 



499 



Burleigh, Jane, 266. 

Burleigh, Phebe, 266. 

Burleigh, Sarah, 266. 

Burling, Abigail, 466. 

Burling, Anna, 268. 

Burling, Anne, 138. 

Burling, Benjamin, 41, 138, 167. 

Burling, Edward, 268. 

Burling, Edward, Jr., 269, 467. 

Burling, Eleanor, 167. 

Burling, Elizabeth, 460. 

Burling, James, 166, 269, 414, 466. 

Burling, John, 107, 289, 467. 

Burling, Lancaster, 138. 

Burling, Martha, 269. 

Burling, Mary, 166, 107, 197. 

Burling, Peter, 138. 

Burling, Phebe, 269. 

Bnrling, Rebecca, 138. 

Burling, Samuel, 103, 166, 167, 269, 447, 

467. 

Burling, Sarah, 269. 
Bulling, Seneca, 138. 
Burling, William, 188, 166. 
Burman, Henry, 486. 
Burman, Jane, 486, 
Burnet, Aaron, '29. 
Burnet, Ann, 68. 
Burnet, David, 215. 
Burnet, Elizabeth, 74. 
Burnet, Ephraim, 102. 
Burnet, George. 07, (58, 125, 182, 406. 
Burnet, Isinaiah, 67. 
Burnet, John, 15, 56, 84, 125, 182, 200, 

233, 276, 290,327, 375, 402, 428. 
Burnet, Mary, 74. 
Burnet, Matthias. 74. 
Burnet, Puah, 216. 
Burnet, Robert, 198. 
Burnet, Sarah, 216. 
Burnet, Stephen. 317. 
Burnet Street, N. Y. City, 204. 
Burnet, Thomas, 74. 
Burnet's Key, N. Y. City, 204, 231, 232. 
Burnett, Lot, 141. 
Burning, Carolina, 227. 
Burning, Dr. Joseph, 227. 
Burning, William, 2^7. 
Burns, George, 408. 
Burnton, Thomas, 91. 
Burrough, Elizabeth, 428. 
Burrough, James, 4 - >8. 
Burrough, John, 428. 
Bnrrough, Sarah, 428. 
Burrough, William, 428. 
Burrough, William, Jr., 428. 
Burroughs, Jeremiah, 13. 
Burroughs, Joanna. 328. 
Burroughs, John, 328. 
Burroughs, John, Jr., 328. 
Burroughs, Margaret, 328. 
Burroughs, Samuel, 3'?8. 
Burrows, Lawrence. 311. 
Burrows, Mary, 34H. 
Burrows, Mehitabel, 346. 
Burrows, Thomas. 484. 
Burtis, Aaron, 323. 



Burtis, Joseph, 209. 

Burtis, Mury, 209. 

Burtis, Semma, 209. 

Burton, Aaron, 248. 

Burton, John, 120. 

Burton, William, 120, 

Bush, Abraham, 59, 234, 281. 

Bush, Albertus, 299. 

Bush, Anne, 59, 108. 

Bush, Barent, 108. 

Bush, Catharine, 130, 131, 299. 

Bush, Elizabeth, 59. 

Bush, Evert, 18. 

Bash, Isaac, 59. 

Bush, Jacob, 130. 

Bush, John, 59, 262. 

Bush, Justus, 59, 281, 282. 

Bush, Justus, Jr., 59. 

Bush, Peter, 108. 

Bush, Ruth, 234. 

Bush, Susannah, 108. 

Bushwick, L. I., 35, 157, 210, 232, 325, 

450 ; bequests to Dutch church, 228. 
Bushy Plains, L. L, 285. 
Butler, James, 215, 297. 
Butler, Thomas, 200, 201. 
Butler, Walter, 200, 201. 
Butler, Lieut. Walter, 200. 
Butterfield, Edmund, 484. 
Buvelet, James, 124, 331. 
Byfield, Elizabeth, 125. 
Byfield, William, 125. 
By ram Neck, Conn., 234. 
Byram Ridge, Conn., 3ii3. 
Byvanck, Anthony, 244. 
Byvanek, Anthony, 2d, 244. 
Byvanck, Evert, 146, 192, 244, 2S7, 324, 

435, 487. 

Byvanck, Evert, 2d, 244. 
Byvanck, Hannah, 243, 244. 
Byvanck, Henry, 244, 487. 
Byvanck, John, 243, 244. 
Byvanck, John, Jr., 244. 
Byvanck, Mary, 192. 
Byvank, Sarah, 244. 
Byvanck, Tuentie, 243. 
Byvanck, Tuertjie, 250. 
Byvanck, Wiliam, 244, 

C.-icoatt, N. Y.,234. 
Caderede, N. Y., 163. 
Cadavoine, Margaret, 88. 
Cadavoyne, Elias, 88. 
Cadraes, Cornelius. 312. 
Cadmes, Mary, o!2. 
Cadogan, William, 127. 
Calves Island, N. Y., 234. 
Calyer, Johanes. 325. 
Calyer, John. 325. 
Cambridge, Eng., 470. 
Camling, Ann, 423. 
Campbell, Alexander, 485. 
Campbell, Elizabeth, 04. 
Campbell, Hugh, 67. 
Campbell, Malcom. 204. 
Campbell, Margaret, (57. 
Campbell, Mary, 159, ICO. 



500 



INDEX. 



Camp's Pond, L. I, 25), 30. 

Canada, expedition against, 110, 1Q9. 

Canaan, Conn., 33:3. 

Gangway, Anne, 435. 

Caner, Jane, 4S3. 

Caner, Richard, 483. 

Cannon, Abraham. 192. 

Cannon, Andrew, 192. 

Cannon, Catharine, 192. 

Cannon, Hester K. , 192. 

Cannon, Janette, 192. 

Cannon, Jeruska. 59. 

Cannon, John, 191. 

Cannon, John, Jr., 59, 191. 

Cannon, Mary, 57, 59, 1H2. 

Cannon, Peter, 192, 483. 

Cannon, Sarah, 59, 192. 

Cannon, Wilementie, 4S3. 

Canoe Place, L. I., 82, 174, 175, 392, 

393, 394, 396. 

Cape Fear, K 0., 145,187. 
Cape Francis, W. I., 51. 
Captain's Neck. L. I. , 37, 393. 
Car, William, 147. 
Carhardt, John, 59. 
Carhart, John, 12, 129, 162, 1G3, ISO, 

282, 445. 

Carhavt, Thomas, 1129. 
Carlisle, John, 348. 
Carle, Ananias, 277. 
Carle, Ananias, Jr., 278. 
Carie, Anne, 343. 
Carle, Hannah, 277. 
Carle, Jacob, 343. 
Carle, Jesse, 278. 
Carle, John, 278, 343. 
Carle, Mary, 277, 278. 
Carle, Phebe, 278. 
Carle, Platt, 278. 
Carle, Samuel. 278, 
Carle, Sarah, 132. 
Carle, Silas. 278. 
Carle, Timothy. 278. 
Carl's Neok, S. I., 349. 
Carman, Amy, 335. 
Carman, Benjamin, 48S. 
Carman, Caleb, 70. 
Carman, Caleb, Jr. , 70. 
Carman, Daniel, 10, 332. 
Carman, Gabriel, 3C2. 
Carman, Hannah, 71, 361. 
Carman, John. 70, 71, 295, 412, 431. 
Carman, Joseph, 71. 
Carman, Mr., 150. 
Carman, Margaret, 70, 71- 
Carman. Martha, 332, 418. 
Carman, Mary, 71. 
Carman, Phebe, 71. 
Carman, Silas, 70. 
Carmer, Elizabeth, 423. 
Carmer, Peter, 423. 
Carpenter, Abigail, 431. 
Carpenter, Abraham, 431. 
Carpenter, Anne, 412. 
Carpenter, Anthony, 177, 215. 
Carpenter, Barzillai, o34. 
Carpenter, Benjamin, 414, 431. 



Carpenter, Benjamin, Jr. , 414. 

Carpenter, Bethuel, 334. 

<!arpenter, Daniel, 295. 

Ctrpenter, Elizabeth, 207, 295, 414. 

Carpenter, Hannah, 415. 

Carpenter, Increase, 262, 805. 

Carpenter, Jacob, 334. 

Carpenter, Jairus, 334. 

Carpenter, Joseph, 149. 

Carpenter, Josima, 274, 330, 415, 431. 

Carpenter, Judith, 415. 

Carpenter, Martha, 203, 431. 

Carpen-er, Mary, 334. 

Carpenter, Milicent, 415. 

Carpenter, Nehemiah, 262. 

Carpenter, Patience, 431. 

Carpenter, Prudence, 414 

Carpenter, Rachel, 415. 

Carpenter, Richard, 431. 

Carpenter, Robert, 162, 334. 

Carpenter. Rufus, 334. 

Carpenter, Ruth, 415. 

Carpenter, Samue), 431. 

Carpenter, Samuel, Jr., 431. 

Carpenter, Saiah, 149, 415. 

Carpenter, Thomas, 1(53. 

Carpenter, Timothy, 93. 

Carpenter, William. 262, 295, 431. 

Carpenter, Zenos, 3'!4. 

Carpenter, Zophar, 334. 

Carr, Caleb, 5. 

Carr, Thomas, 137. 

Carre, Bridget, 164, 165. 

C.irre, Catharine, 165. 

Ca.rre, Jane, 165. 

Carre, Lewis, 374. 

Carre, Louis, 164, 165. 

Carre, Louis, Jr., 105. 

Carre, Mary C., lt>5. 

Carrl, Jerusha, 191. 

Carter, Thomas, 91. 

Cartwright, Jacob, 255.. 

Caryl, Patrick, 41, 3uO. 

Caryl, Philip, 137. 

Case, Robert, 419. 

Case, Sarah, 113, 486. 

Case, Timothy, 48(i. 

Cashel, Isaac V. H., 179. 

Catchaponack. L. I. , 37, 78, 395. 

Catherwood, John, 44, 50, 52, 73, 484. 

Catskill, N. Y., 21 3, 411. 

Caulkings, Abigail, 223. 

Cavanagh, James, .'393. 

Caverly, Abigail, 149. 

Caverly, Jane. 149. 

Oaverly, John, 149. 

Caverly, Joseph, 149. 

Caverly, Peter, 149. 

Caverly, Peter, Jr., 149. 

Caverly, Rierson, 149. 

Caverly, Sarah, 149. 

Caverly, William, 149. 

Cebra, Catharine, 450. 

Cebra, James, 450. 

Cedar Swamp, L. 1.. '217. 314, 315, 396. 

Centaur, ship, 427, 453, 454. 

Chadavoyne, Henry, 240. 



INDEX 



501 



Chadeayn, Margaret, 456. 
Chadenyne, Henrv, 258. 
Chamber^ Abraham G.. 558, 89, 58. 
Chambers, Anne, 15 >. 819. 
Chambers, John, 40, 75, 93, 150, 181, 

319, 357, 370, 376, -i02, 424. 449. 
Chambers, William, 402. 
Chandler, George, 429. 
Chapaqua, N. Y., 121. 
Chapman, John, 127. 
Chardavoine, Isaac, 63, 147. 
Chardavoyne, Susanah, 15. 
Charlonton, William, 177. 
Charlton. Dr. John, 231. 
Charlton, Michael, 196. 
Charlfcon, Richard, 298 
Charlton, Rev. Richard, 134. 
Chatfield, John, 216. 
Chatfield, Mr., 313. 
Chatfield, Thomas, 341. 
Cheechank, N. Y. , 300. 
Cheshire, John, 348. 
Chester, England, 358. 
Chichester. Ebenezer, 320. 
Chichester, Ebenezer, Jr., 821. 
Chichester, James, 16, 321, 400. 
Chichester, Joseph, 321. 
Chichester, Mordecai, 321. 
Ohioheiter, Ruth, 320, 321. 
Child, Thomas. 179. 
Childs, John, 90. 
Childs, Sarah, 90. 
Childs, Thomas, 90. 
Chilton, Peter, 89. 
Chisolm. Jane, 132. 
Chisolm, Mr., Ib3. 
Choplin, Joshua, 181. 
Christian, Capt. Michael. 194, 195. 
Churchward, Thomas, 105. 
Cicartt, Daniel, 379. 
City Hall, Wall Street, N. Y. City, ^78. 
Clap, Alice, 132. 
Clap, Benjamin, 132. 
Clap, Henry, 132. 
Clap, John, 132. 
Clap, Joseph, 132. 
Clap, Ruth. 132. 
Clark, Femitie, 243. 
Clark, William, 183. 
Clarke, Andrew, 8. 
Clarke, Gov. George, 1. 
Clarke, Hyde, 55. 
Clarke, James, 40. 
Clarke, Joab, 438. 
Clarke, Johana, 41. 
Clarke, John, 80, 194, 414. 
Clarke, Martha, 467. 
Clarke, Mary, 438, 
Clarke, Matthew, 438. 
Clarke, Nathan, 438. 
Clarke, Phebe, 438. 
Clarke, Samuel, 438. 
Clarke, Samuel, Jr., 438. 
Clarke, Samuel, 3d, 438. 
Clarkson, Anne M.. 3o9. 
Clarkson, Daniel, 150. 339. 
Clarkson, David, 14, 340, 357. 



Clarkson, Freeman. 203, 340. 

Clarkson, L-; vines, 340. 

Clarkson, Matthew, 340. 

C arkson, Matthew, Jr., 262. 

Clarkstown, N. Y., fc'35, 320. 

Claverack, N. Y., 22, 210, 211, 409 

Clay Pits, L. I., 70, 260. 

Cleman, Thomas, 120. 

Clement, Chavlts, 203, 328. 

Clement, Daniel. 443. 

Clement, Edward, 427. 

Clement, James, 203, 829. 

Clement, Joseph, 203, 284, 285, 328, 329. 

Clement, Joseph, Jr., 203. 

Clement, Martha, 203. 

Clement, Mercy, 2* -3, 329. 

Clement, Sarah, 203, 328, 329. 

C eveland, Abigail, 100. 

C.eveland, Hannah, 69. 

Clinton, Charles, 3. 48, 193. 

Clinton, Francis, 432. 

Clinton, Gov. George. 55; 59, 70, 88, 117 

178, 207, 208, 352, 359, 410, 431, 470; 

sketch of, 432. 
Clinton, Henry, 432. 
Clinton, ship, 52, 162. 
Clock, Eibert. 436. 
Clock, Elizabeth, 436. 
Clock, Martin, 436. 
Clock, Trinitie, 436. 
Clopper, Anna, 279 
Clopper, Catharine, 404. 
Clopper, Cornelius, 160, 231, 279, 2SO. 
Clopper, Cornelius, Jr., 160, 279, 280 

4013. 

Clopper, Elizabeth, 33, 178. 
Clopper, Henry, 204. 
Clopper, John, 33, 178, 231. 
Clotts, Francis, 360. 
Clowes, Catherine, 209. 
Clowes, G., 131. 
Clowes, Gerardus, 485. 
Clowes, S., 52, 415. 
Clowes. Samuel, 209, 224, 235, 239, 264 

305, 328, 485. 

Clowes, Samuel, Jr., 130, 372. 
Clowes, Sarah, 209. 
Clute, Antye, 176. 
Clute, Maria, 176. 
Clute, Walraven, 176. 
Clute, William, 176. 
Cobb, L. L, 82, 83. 
Cocheron, Anna, 424. 
Cocheron, Henry, 424. 
Cochren, John, 483. 
Cochren, Robert, 483. 
Cock, Catharine, 3(35. 
Cock, Daniel, 90. 
Cock, Deborah, 90. 
Cock, Henry, 207. 
Cock, Hezekiah, 91. 
Cock, James, 90, 455. 
Cock, John, 4, 106, 207. 
Cock, Joshua, 4, 207. 
Cock, Josiah, 207. 
Cock, Peter, 365. 
Cock, Samuel, 337, 372. 



502 



INDEX. 



Cockles, John, 268. 

Cocksackie, N. Y., 411. 

Coddin, Rebecca, 484. 

Codwise, Christopher, 27. 

Cody, Adam, 74. 

Coe, Abigail, 190, 191 , 302, 303. 

Coe, Benjamin, 190, 30^. 

Coe, Benjamin, Jr., 303. 

Coe, Daniel, 262. 

Coe, Elizabeth, 3C3. 

Coe, Esther, 302. 

Coe, Hannah, 262. 

Coe, John, 136, 190. 

Coe, John, Jr., 190, 191. 

Coe, Jonathan, 302. 

Coe, Jonathan, 2d, 303. 

Coe, Mary, 190, 191, 303, 474. 

Coe, Matthew, 191. 

Coe, Melicent, 190. 

Coe, Phebe, 190, 191, 474. 

Coe, Robert, 191. 

Coe, Samuel, 190. 

Coe, Sarah, '262. 

Coe, William, 190. 

Coenties Slip, N. Y. City, 376. 

Coerte, Albert, 164, see Voorhees 

Coerten, Anne, 146. 

Coerten, Barent, 146. 

Coerten, Christina, 146. 

Coerten, Elizabeth, 146. 

Coerten, Henry, 146. 

Coerten, Margaret, 146. 

Coertens, Anne, 319. 

Coerum, John, 444, 

Coessard, Anthony, 157. 

Coeymans, Ariantie, 213. 

Coeymana Patent, N. Y., 213. 

Coeymans, Peter, 212, 213. 

Coeymans, Samuel, 213. 

Coffey, Capt. Richard, 430. 

Cohansey, L. L, 175. 

Cold Spring, L. I., 53. 

Golden, Alexander, 464. 

Colden, Capt. Alexander, 183. 

Golden, Cadwalader, 46, 47, 432. 

Cole, Abraham, 123, 408. 

Cole, Abraham, Jr. , 408. 

Cole, Cornelius, 408. 

Cole, David, 408. 

Cole, Hendrick, 425. 

Cole, Isaac, 408. 

Cole, Jacob, 408. 

Cole, James, 123. 

Cole, Stephen, 408. 

Cole, Susannah, 408. 

Coleman, Byles, 57. 

Coleman, Coleman, 57. 

Coleman, William, 217. 

Coles, Caleb, 120. 

Coles, Joseph, 120. 

Coles, Joseph, Jr., 120. 

Coles, Wright, 421. 

Colgan, Thomas, 264 

Collard, James, 430 

Collins, Edward, 44?. 

Collins, Margaret, 4-!2. 

Collins, Samuel, 211. 



Colwell, James, 179. 

Colwell, Peter, 485. 

Colyer, Allet, 210. 

Colyer, Theodoras , 348. 

Combs, Daniel, 322. 

Comes, Solomon, 486. 

Comeswog, L. I., 378. 

Comfort, Robert, 42. 

Compton, Cornelius, Jr., 104. 

Compton, David, 59. 

Compton, Elizabeth, 59, 104. 

Compton, John, 104. 

Compton, Joseph, 104. 

Compton, Judah, 104. 

Compton, Lucy, 104. 

Compton, Mercy, 104. 

Compton, Rebecca. 104, 

Compton, Sarah, 104. 

Comsewog, L. I. , 350. 

Concklin, Abraham, 485. 

Concklin, John, 453. 

Conckling, Benjamin, 475. 

Conckling, Deborah, 475. 

Conckling, Elizabeth, 475. 

Conckling, Henry, 474. 

Conckiing, Henry, Jr., 474. 

Conckling, Jeremiah, 475. 

Conckling, John, 475. 

Conckling, Jonathan, 475. 

Conckling, Mary, 475. 

Conckling, Temperance, 475. 

Conckling, Thomas, 475. 

Conckling, see Conklin. 

Conclen, Mathias, 43. 

Conger, David, 199. 

Congers, N. Y., 174. 

Congreve, Charles, 249. 

Conihane, William. 172. 

Conistageonie, N. Y., 472. 

Conklin, Deliverance, 485. 

Conklin, Ithamar, 107. 

Conklin, Joseph, 107, 229. 345. 

Conklmg, Abigail, 341, 345. 

Conkling, Anne, 345. 

Conkling, Benjamin, 317. 

Conkling, Catharine, 340. 

Conkling, Cornelius, 101, 317. 

Conklmg, David, 119, 189. 

Conkling, Dorcas, 341. 

Conkling, Eliakim, 317. 

Conkling, Elias, 97, 102. 

Conkling, Elizabeth, 345. 

Conkling, Henry, 169, 189, 345. 

Conkling, Isaac, 341. 

Conkling, Jacob, 266. 

Conkling, Capt. Jacob, 258. 

Conkling, John, 101, 169, 180, 219, 340. 

345. 

Conkling, John, Jr., 102, 341. 
Conklmg, Jonathan, 102, 340. 
Conkling, Joseph, 3d, 345. 
Conkling, Katharine, 841. 
Conklmg, Lemuel, 189. 
Conkling, Lewis, 189. 
Conkling, Malines, 340. 
Conkling, Maria, 96. 
Conkling, Mary, 341. 



INDEX. 



Conkliug, Rachel, 100. 

Conkling, Thomas, 264, 371. 

Conkling, William, Jr., 427. 

Conkling, -see t'onckling. 

Conkling's Keck, L. I. , 82. 

Conlin, Joseph, 313. 

Connet, Cornelius, 288. 

Conner, Elizabeth, 288. 

Conner, Mary, 288/ 

Conner, Neeitye, 288. 

Connor, Danniel, 227. 

Conscience Point, 98, 99. 

Conselye Deborah, 25 1 J. 

Conselye Janike. 259. 

Conselye John, 259. 

Conselye Peter, 259. 

Conselye Petrus, 259. 

Contine, Elizabeth, 471. 

Contine, Frances, 471. 

Contine, Isaac, 471. 

Contine, Jane, 471. 

Contine, Jude, 471. 

Contine, Susannah, 471. 

Cook, Cfrarles, 14. 

Cook, Cornelia, 79, 80. 

Cook, Daniel, 456. 

Cook, Ellis, 82. 

Cook, Francis, 272. 

Cook, Francis P., 426, 

Cook, William, 79, 370. 

Cooper, Abraham, 396, 456. 

Cooper, David, 219. 

Cooper, Ebenezer, 219. 

Cooper, Elias, 394. 

Cooper, Hannah, 219. 

Cooper, James, 174. 

Cooper, John, 168, 219. 

Cooper, John, Jr., 141, 168, 180, 456. 

Cooper, Joseph, 260, 421. 

Cooper, Mary, 219, 421. 

Cooper, Phebe, 219. 

Cooper, Samuel, 28. 

Cooper, Thomas, 180, 219,230. 

Cooper, Thomas, Jr., 219. 

Cooper, see Kuiper. 

Cooper's Neck, L. L , 29, 169, 392. 394, 395. 

Copland, Dr. William, 129. 

CoramHill, L. I., 350. 

Cordy, Beletje, 255. 

Cordy, William, 255. 

Corlis, Henry, 73. 

Gorman, John, 4. 

Cornal, Captain, 225. 

Cornelius, Elias, 25. 

Cornelius, Elias, Jr., 25. 

Cornelius, Elizabeth, 25. 

Cornelius, Jane, 25, 348. 

Cornelius, John, 25. 

Cornelius, Jonathan, 25. 

Cornelius, Marte, 483. 

Cornelius, Moses, 25. 

Cornelius, Patience, 25. 

Cornell, Aeltye, 205. 

Cornell, Charles, 40. 

Cornell, Cobb, 381. 

Cornell, Cornelius, 352. 

Cornell, Gloriana, 39, 40. 



Cornell, Janettye, 381. 

Cornell, Johanes. 205. 

Cornell, John, 2:i9, 329. 

Cornell, Col. John, 39. 

Cornell, Joseph, 380. 

Cornell, Joshua, 330. 

Cornell, Letitia, 40. 

Cornell, Richard, 56, 71, 253. 

Cornell, Sammettie, 205. 

Cornell, Samuel, 387. 

Cornell, Thomas, 40, 318, 381. 

Corner, David, 385. 

Cornish, Edward, 366. 

Cornish, John, 292. 

Cornish, Matthew, 198. 

Cornish, Sarah, 197, 198, 366. 

Cornne, Peter, 195. 

Corn well, Fred, 179. 

Corree, John, 453. 

Corsen, Daniel, 77, 181. 

Corson, Daniel, 314, 322, 424, 456. 

Cortelyou Ann, 164. 

Cortetyou Hendrick, 164. 

Cortelyou Jacquis. 68. 

Cortelyou Peter, 60, 68, 116. 

Cortlandt N. Y., 128, 202, 483, 487. 

Cortrac, Jacob, 255. 

Cortrecht, Elizabeth, 471. 

Corwin, Daniel, 167. 

Corwin, Daniel, Jr., 167. 

Corwin, Edward, 167. 

Corwin, Elizabeth, 167. 

Corwin, James, 12-t. 

Corwin, Jedediah, 167. 

Corwin, John, 167. 

Corwin, Mary, 167. 

Corwin, Nathan, 167. 

Corwin, Samuel, 168. 

Corwin, Separate, 167. 

Corwin, Silas, 167. 

Cosaart, Daniel, 150. 

Cosby, Grace, 454 

Cosby, Henry, 427, 453, 454. 

Cosby, Philip, 454. 

Cosby, Gov. William, 227, 454 

Cosine, Geritt, 243. 

Coster, Hans, 44(5. 

Costers, Hendrick, 201. 

Costigan, Annaca, 244. 

Costigan, Anneke, 256. 

Costigan, Francis, 244, 256, 454. 

Cousins, William, 261. 

Coutant, Catharine, 434. 

Coutant, Isaac, 434. 

Coutant, Jacob, 434. 

Coutant, Jane, 434. 

Coutant, John, 401. 

Coutant, John, Jr. , 88. 

Cowen, Robert, 77. 

Cowen, Thomas, 77. 

Cowenhoven, Antie, 257. 

Cowenhowen, Dinah, 240. 

Cowenhoven, Edward, 208. 

Cowenhoven, Elsie, 239. 

Cowenhoven, Frans, 208. 

Cowenhowen, Gerritt, 239, 257. 

Cowenhowen, John, 239, 240. 



504 



INDEX. 



Cowenhoven, Martha, 208. 

Cowenhoven, Mary, 208. 

Cowenhowen, Nicasius, 239. 

Cowenhoven, Nicholas, 222. 

Cowenhowen, Peter, 240. 

Cowenhoven, Samuel, 208. 

Cowery, Jane, 93. 

Cow Harbor, L. I., 276, 371. 

Cow Harbor Hills, L. I., 267. 

Cow Harbor Hollow, L. I. , 267. 

Cow Neck, L. L, 20, 71, 72, 98, 150, 151, 

187, 220, 304, 343, 380, 381, 399. 
Cox, Benjamin, 484. 
Cox, Christian, 484. 
Cox, David, 203. 
Cox, Gabriel, 483. 
Cox, Sarah, 15. 
Cox, William, 15. 
Coxe, John, 383,412. 
Coxe, John, Jr., 412. 
Coxe, Thomas, 412. 
Coxe, William, 412. 
Coxsackie, N. Y., 200, 212. 
Crab Meadows, L. I., 266. 
Crab, Richard, 414. 
Craig, John. 55. 
Craige, John, 484. 
Craige, Winifred, 484. 
Crane, Ann, 263. 
Crane Neck, 253. 
Crane, Josiah, 172. 
Crannell, Bartholomew, 159, 366, 398. 
Cranston, John, 75. 
Crawford, Affie, 243, 243. 
Crawford, Ann, 148. 
Crawford, Anne, 484. 
Crawford, Catharine. 288. 
Crawford, Clepha, 288. 
Crawford, Daniel, 148. 
Crawford, Dorothy, 184. 
Crawford, Effy, 2b7, 288. 
Crawford, Fel'ix, 184. 
Crawford, Hugh, 242, 287. 
Crawford, Israel, 184. 
Crawford, Jane, 288. 
Crawford, John, 184, 243, 288. 
Crawford, Mary, 288. 
Crawford, Quinten, 184. 
Crawford, Samuel, 384. 
Crawford, Tametie, 184. 
Crawford, Uriah, 184. 
Crawford, William, 148, 487. 
Crawford, William, Jr., 148. 
Crecheron, John, 199. 
Credeback, Jacomintie, 1S3. 
Credeback, William, 153. 
Cree, Jean, 300. 
Creed, Mary, 65, 66, 130. 
Creed, Rebecca, 130. 
Creed, William, 18, 65, 130, 190. 
Creed, Mrs. William, 130. 
Cregier, Simon, 227. 
Crego, Josiah, 79. 
Cregore, Symon, 206. 
Creighton, James, 365. 
Crespel, Anthony, 482. 
Creupel Bosch, N. Y. City, 390, 391. 



Crigier, Henry, 472. 

Crigier, Jenny, 472. 

Crigier, John, 471. 

Crigier, Margaret, 471, 472. 

Crigier, Martinus, 471. 

Crigier, Martinus, Jr. , 472. 

Crips, Richard, 483. 

Crocheron, John, 424. 

Crocker, Sampson, 444. 

Crofster, Caspar, 323. 

Crofts, Dudley, 245. 

Crom Elbow, N. Y., 462, 463. 

Crom, Floris, 5. 

Crom, Jannettie, 5. 

Crom, Tennis, 5. 

Crom, William, 5. 

Cromeline, Charles, 378. 

Cromeline, Robert, 378. 

Cromwell, Bartholomew, 181. 

Crook, Samuel, 341. 

Crook, Benjamin, 341. 

Crook, Elizabeth, 342. 

Crooke, Anake, 91. 

Crooke, Charles, 91, 14fi. 

Crooke, John, 110, 155, 156, 19-i, 237, 

238, 263, 307, 324, 326, 482. 
Crooke, Robert, 165. 
Crookston, John, 148. 
Crosbie, Mary, 353. 
Crosbel, Anthony, 178. 
Croton River, N. Y., 203. 
Cruger, Frans, 34. 
Cruger, Henry, 133, 134. 
Cruger, Mrs. Henry, 133. 
Crum Elbow Precinct, N. Y., 424. 
Crum, Yeantea, 43. 
Crystal Brook Neck, L. I., 378. 
Cuip?r, Elizabeth, 316. 
Cuiper, Johanes, 173. 
Culver, Henry, 397. 
Culver, James, 478. 
Culver, Jeremiah, 395. 
Culver, Phebe, 219. 
Cummings, Luke, 197. 
Curacoa, W. I., 244, 327. 
Curie, John, 401. 
Curtin, John, 484. 
Cutchogue. L. I. 246. 
Cuttscunsuck, L. I., 417. 
Cuyler, Abraham, 33, 139. 
Cnyler, Abraham, Jr., 34, 139. 
Cuyler, Catalentie, 135. 
Cuyler, Catharine, 139. 
Cuyler, Cornelius, 135, 136. 
Cuyler, Henry, 8. 
Cuyler, Jane, 86. 
Cuyler, Johanes, 136, 139. 
Cuyler, Margarita, 139. 
Cuyler, Nicholas, 139. 
Cuyler, Phillip, 136. 
Cuyler, Sarah, 139. 
Cuyler, Tileman, 86. 
Cuyper, Cornelius, 176. 
Cuyler, Hendrick, 139. 

Dabree, Elisha, 274. 
Dally, John, 147. 



INDEX. 



605 



Dally, John, Jr., 147. 

Darcy, James, 236. 

Davenport, -Richard, 57. 

David, James, 88, 324. 

David, Jane, 15. 

David, Peter, 15. 

Davids, Hendrick, 203. 

Davis, Captain, 390. 

Davis, Daniel, 3(J6. 

Davis, David, 442. 

Davis, Elisha, 347. 

Davis, James, 198. 

Davis, John, 36, 48, 81, 101, 102, 198. 

317, 341, C47. 392, 427. 
Davis, John, Jr., 81, 341. 
Davis, Joseph, 198. 
Davis, Matthew, 198. 
Davis, Ruth, 198. 
Davis, Silvanus, 476. 
Davis, Thomas, 66, 67, 242, 2CO, 273, 487. 
Davison, Francis, 486. 
Dawson, Charles, 484, 
Dawson, .Mary, 484. 
Day, Anna. 107. 
Day, Eide, 107, 
Day, Jacob, 107, 108. 
Dayton, Beriah, 95, 90. 
Dayton, Daniel, 80, 81. 
Dayton, Dorothy, 80. 
Dayton, Elizabeth, 81. 
Dayton, Esther, 96. 
Dayton, Henry, 80, 81, 379. 
Dayton, Hezekiah, 270, 391. 
Dayton, Jane, 95, 96, 97. 
Dayton, Jeremiah, 95, 96, 97. 
Dayton, Joanah. 81. 
Dayton, John, 96, 97. 
Dayton, Jonathan, 81. 
Dayton, Maria, 96, 
Dayton, Martha, 96. 
Dayton, Nathan, 80, 81, 96, 341. 
Dayton, Rachel, 96. 
Dayton, Robert, 81. 
Dayton, Samuel, 80. 
Deain, Daniel, 405,471. 
Deain, Rachel. 405. 
Dean, John, 185. 
Dean, Mary, 79. 
Dean, Ruth, 44. 
Dean, Samuel, 139. 
Debevois, Charles, 292. 
Debevois, Engeltie, 376, 377. 
Debevois, Eva, 292. 
Debevois, George, 377. 
Debevois, Johanes, 376, 377. 
Debevois, John, 376, 474. 
Debevois, Joost, 377. 
Debevois, Sophia, 376. 
Debow, John, 87. 
Decker, Beliche, 105, 
Decker, Benjamin, 105. 
Decker, Cornelius, 39, 105. 
Decker, Daniel, 105. 
Decker, David, 105. 
Decker, Elinor, 105. 
Decker, Hendrick, 155. 
Decker, Heyltie, 39. 



Decker, Jacob, 237. 

Decker, Jan G., 155. 

Decker, Johanes, 39. 

Decker, Lawrence, 105. 

Decker, Lawrence, Jr., 105. 

Decker, Nelche, 105. 

Decker, Sarah, 105. 

Decker, Susannah, 105. 

Decker, Verdranke, 39. 

Deerfield, L. 1,393. 

De Forest, Abraham, 463. 

De Forest, Catharine, 469. 

De Forest, Elizabeth, 409. 

De Forest, Henry, 180, 195. 

De Forest, Johanes, 116. 

De Forest, John, 407. 

De Forest. Joshua, 214. 

De Forest, Maria, 407. 

De Forest, Nicholas, 104, 1 79. 225. 

De Freest, Abraham, 143, 481. 

De Graaf, Andries, 145. 

De Graaf, Arnaut, 145, 146. 

De Graaf, Claasje, 145. 

De Graaf, Johanes, 145. 

De Graaf, Johanes, Jr., 145, 146. 

De Graef, Johanes, 89. 

De Graff, Job, 323. 

De Graff, John, 290. 

De Graun, Johanes, 377. 

De Graw, Charity, 79, 80. 

De Graw, Cornelia, 79, 80. 

De Graw, Isaac, 79. 

De Graw, Isaac, Jr., 79. 

De Graw, Jacobus, 79. 

De Graw, Jane, 79, 80. 

De Graw, Leonard, 79. 

De Graw, Leonard, 2d, 79. 

De Graw, Rachel; 79, 80. 

De Groot, Cornelius, 459. 

De Groot, Joost, 337. 

De Groot, Mary, 316. 

De Hart, Angeltie, 60. 

De Hart, Angentie, 60. 

DeHart, Coty, 116. 

De Hart. Geertie, 60. 

De Hart, Geesie, 116. 

De Hart, Jacobus, 316. 

De Hart, Jannettie, 60. 

De Hart, Mr., 249. 

De Hart, Mathias, 869. 

De Hart, Mauritz, 250. 

De Hart, Seyner, 22. 

De Hart, Simon, 60, 61, 116. 

De Hart, Simon, Jr., 110. 

De Hart, Teuntje, 60. 

De Hart, Tryntie, 60. 

De Jonnourt, Peter, 430. 

De Kay, Jacobus, 62. 

De Kay, Thomas, 105, 431. 

De Key, Elizabeth, 227. 

De Key, J&hn, 227. 

De Kleyn, Samuel, 184. 

De La Chall, Pieter, 430. 

Delamater, Abraham, 39. 

Delamater, Abraham, Jr., 482. 

Delamater, Cornelius, 482. 

Delamater, Cornelius, Jr. , 482. 



506 



INDEX. 



Delamater, David, 38. 

Delamater, Isaac, 210. 

Delatnater, Jacobus, 88. 

Delamater, Johanes, 39, 58. 

Delamater, Lawransie, 38. 

Delamater, Maria, 39. 

De Lancey Farm, N. Y. City, 450. 

De Lancey, James, 92, 202, 431, 432, 449, 

453, 455, 470. 

De Lancey, Peter, 92, 202. 
De Lancey, Stephen, 62, G3, 92, 187, 205. 
De Lanoy, John, 223. 
Delanoy, Mr., 1348. 
Dellemont, Abraham, 164. 
Dellemont, John, 164. 
De Lucina, Rachel, 311. 
Demarest, David, 337. 
Demarest Kill, N. Y., 173, 174. 
De Mill, Johanes, 232. 
De Milt, Anthony, 229. 
De Milt, Anthony, Jr. , 230. 
De Milt, Benjamin, 230. 
De Milt, Egbert, 110. 
De Milt, Isaac, 230. 
De Milt, John, 230. 
De Milt, Mary, 2oO, 436. 
De Milt, Sarah, 230. 
De Mott, Anthony, 3'J3 
De Mofct, Mary, 463, 464. 
De Mott, Michael, 339, 464. 
De Mott, Sarah, 464. 
Dempia, Jacob, 21. 
DeMyer, H., 109. 
De Myers Purchase, N. Y., 64. 
Denise, Tryntie, 367. 
Denise, Tunis, 367. 
Denison, Joseph, 485. 
Deniston, Jonathan, 177. 
Denn, Mrs., 246. 
Dennice, Elizabeth, 277. 
Denton, Amos, 69, 90. 
Denton, Ann, 404. 
Denton, Daniel, 6, 309. 
Denton, Daniel, Jr., 310. 
Denton, Deborah, 486. 
Denton, Elizabeth, 257. 
Denton, Gilbert, 310, 453. 
Denton, Isaac, 404. 
Denton, James, 257, 261, 310, 486 
Denton, John, 209, 257, 310. 
Danton, Jonas, 310. 
Denton. Joseph, 257, 310. 
Denton, Joseph, Jr., 257. 
Denton, Nathaniel, 291. 
Denton, Nehemiah, 274. 
Denton, Phebe, 209, 273. 
Denton, Richard, 159. 
Denton, Richard, Jr., 159. 
Denton, Samuel, 257, 273, 309,:310. 
Dentou, Sarah, 309, 310. 
Denton, Thomas, 310. 
De Peyster, Abraham, 61, 62, 202, 203. 

245, 402. 

De Peyster, Catharina, 401. 
De Peyster, Cornelia, 244, 401, 402. 
De Peyster, Cornelius, 401. 
De Peyster, Elizabeth, 401. 



De Peyster, Isaac, 248, 250, 402. 

De Peyster, Jane, 401. 

De Peyster, Johana, 401. 

De Peyster, John, 135, 144, 461, 486. 

De Peyster, Margaret, 401. 

De Peyster, Maria, 245, 401. 

DC Peyster, Pierre, 312, 469. 

De Peyster, Sarah, 401. 

De Peyster, William, 241, 279. 

Derby, Samuel, 100. 

De Ridder, William, 176. 

De Ryder, Symon, 144. 

Desbrosses, James, 249. 

De Selua, Joshua, 103. 

De Selua, Rachel, 103. 

De Selua, Rebecca, 103. 

De Selua, Samuel, 103. 

De Selua, Sinya, 103 

Detmas, Abraham, 308. 

Detmas, Abraham, Jr., 308. 

Detmas, Anattie, 308. 

Detmas, Bragtie, 308. 

Detmas, Catharine, 308. 

Detmas, Dowie, 308. 

Detmas, Johanes, 308. 

De Tores, David, 103. 

De Tores, Sinya, 103. 

De Vivier, Philip, 61. 

Devooe, Abigail, 430. 

Devooe, Abraham, 430. 

Devooe, Daniel, 430. 

Devooe, Frederick, 429. 

Devooe, Frederick, Jr., 430. 

Devooe, Hester, 430. 

Devooe, John, 430. 

Devooe, Leah, 430. 

Devooe, Mary, 430. 

Devooe, Sarah, 430. 

Devooe, Thomas, 430. 

De Wilde, Christian, 247. 

De Windt, John, 431. 

De Wint, Ann, 247. 

De Witt, Andries, 457. 

De Witt, Anne, 457. 

De Witt, Elizabeth, 457. 

De Witt, Gerritt V. H., 450. 

De Witt, Henry, 457. 

De Witt, Jacob, 156, 457. 

De Witt, John, 457. 

De Witt, Margaret, 450. 

De Witt, Maryta, 457. 

De Witt, Peter, 44, 259, 457. 

De Witt, Phebe, 44. 

De Witt, Tjerck C., 457. 

De Witt, Tyerck, 458. 

De Wulffren, Godfried, 232. 

De Wulffren, Godfried, Jr., 232. 

De Wulffren, John, 232. 

Deyea, Charles, 158. 

Deyea, Cornelia, 158. 

Deyea, Johanes, 157. 

Deyo, Christian, 154. 

D'Honeur, Johanah, 247. 

D'Honur, John, 247. 

D'Honeur, Rachel, 247. 

D'Honeur, Samuel, 14, 247. 

Diament, John, 48. 



INDEX. 



507 



Diament, Rachel, 96. 

Diamond, Alary, 476. 

Dick.-Nicholas, 278. 

Dickenson, -Henry, 372. 

Diekenson, Mary, '672. 

Dickenson, Townsenrl, 372. 

Diekenson, Zebulon, 372. 

Dickinson, Ariel, 162. 

Dickinson, James, 304. 

Dickinson, Zebnlon, 455. 

Dickson, Charles, 289. 

Dickson, Christopher, 289. 

Dickson, Gideon, 289. 

Dickson, Ichabod, 289. 

Dickson, Mary, 289. 

Dickson, Samuel, 289. 

Dickson, William, 289. 

Dijon. France, 51. 

Dillingham, Ann, 464. 

Dillingham, Silvanus, 464. 

Dingee, Charity, 280. 

Dingee, Jane, 280. 

Dingee, John, 280, 284. 

Dingee, Mary, 280. 

Dingee, Martha, 280. 

Dingee, Sarah, 280. 

Disbrow, Anne, 361. 

Disbrow, Benjamin, 121. 

Disbrow. Deborah, IL'O. 

Disbrow, Elizabeth, 120. 

Disbrow, Hannah, 120. 

Disbrow, Henry, 120, 439. 

Disbrow, Henry, Jr., 121. 

Disbrow, John, 361. 

Disbrow, John, Jr., 361. 

Disbrow, Joseph, 121. 

Disbrow, Josiah, 121. 

Disbrow, Margaret, 120. 

Disbrow, Mary, 120. 

Disbrow, Sarah, S61. 

Dischaison, Israel, 363. 

Ditmarts, Jan, 21. 

Dix Hills, L. I., 278, 371. 

Doane, Abigail, 196. 

Dobbin, George, 91. 

Dobbs, William, 113, 230. 

Dobree, Elisha, 288. 

Dock Street, N. Y. City, 62, 63, 356, 3 

436. 

Dodge, Emans, 476. 
Dodge, Jesse, 399. 
Dodge, Mary, 399. 
Dodge, Samuel, 20, 399, 433. 
Dodge, Samuel, 2d, 399. 
Dodge, Sarah, 399, 476. 
Dodge, Thomas, 20, 187. 
Dodge, Tristram, 20, 422, 433. 
Dodge, Wilkie, 399. 
Dods, Thomas, 212. 
Dodson, Herman, 127. 
Dolphin, ship, 125. 
Dongan, Thomas, 485. 
Dongan, Walter, 22, 75, 103, 158, 485. 
Dorbettee, Susanah, 52. 
Dorian, John, 338. 
Dorian, Thomas, 473. 
Dorland, Gerritt, 223, 458. 



Dorland, John. 224, 486. 
Dorland, Samuel, 188. 
Dorland, Yanitie, 223. 
Dorlandt, Elias, 406. 
Dorlin, Barche, 404. 
Doty, James, 354. 
Doty. John, 10. 
Doughty, Benjamin, 372. 
Doughty, Frances, 207. 
Doughty, Hannah, 268. 
Doughty, Isaac, 387, 388. 
Doughty, John, 207, 414. 
Doughty, Samuel, 167. 372. 
Doughty, Thomas, 207. 
Doughty, William, 290. 
Douglass, Mathias, 195. 
Dover, N. Y., 79. 
Dow, Doortie, 351. 
Dow, Johanes, 351. 
Dow, Joseph, 291. 
Dow, Net-hie, 351. 
Dow, Pretitie, 351. 
Dow, Volkert, Jr., 351. 
Dowell, Alexander, 373. 
Dower, Abraham, 211. 
Downey, Dennis, 485. 
Downs, Daniel, 50. 
Downs, James, 50. 
Downs, John, 49. 
Downs, John, Jr. , 50. 
Downs, Margaret, 50. 
Downs, William, 50. 
Doww, Kendrick, 351. 
Doww, Petrus. 308. 
Doxee, Mary, 239. 
Doxee, Solomon, 404. 
Draggon, ship, 179. 
Drake, Jasper, 119, 151, 435. 
Drake, John, 30. 
Drake, Joseph, 195, 477. 
Draper, William, 20. 
Dreadnaught, ship, 179. 
Drummy, Mary, 57. 
Duane, Abraham, 14, 134. 
Duane, Aeltye, 14. 
Duane, Anthony, 14, 134. 
Dnane, Cornelius, 14, 134. 
Duane, James, 14, 134. 
Duane, John, 14, 134. 
Dublin, Ireland, 116, 300. 
Dubois, Abraham, 154. 
Dubois, Andries, 237. 
Dubois, Augustus, 102, 103. 
Dubois, Catharine, 102. 
Dubois, Cornelia, 237. 
Dubois, Cornelius, 153, 154, 237. 
Dubois, Daniel, 153, 154, 198. 
Dubois, Elizabeth, 236, 419, 420. 
Dubois, Esther, 103. 
Dubois, Gertrude, 3, 4. 
Dubois, Gertruyd, 47. 
Dubois, Gualtherus, 114. 
Dubois, Rev. Gaultherus, 419. 
Dubois, Gualtherus, Jr. , 419, 420. 
Dubois, Gualtherus, 2d, 420. 
Dubois, Helena, 114. 
Dubois, Hendrick, 263. 



503 



INDEX. 



Dubois, Isaac, 114, 420. 

Dubois, Jeremiah, 232. 

Dubois, John, 102, 103, 420. 

Dubois, Jonas, '237. 

Dubois, Jonathan, 23(5. 

Dubois, Judike, 178. 

Dubois, Lewis, 47, 1C2, 236, 479. 

Dubois, Lewis, Jr., !.2, 102. 

Dubois, Mr., 17s. 

Dubois, Marcinus H. , 282. 

Dubois, Margaret, 103, 114, 420. 

Dubois, Maria, 287. 

Dubois, Martha, 103. 

Dubois, Mary, 103. 

Dubois, Matys, 39. 

Dubois, Nathaniel, 3, 4, 47, 237. 

Dubois, Peter. 354, 420. 

Dubois, Philip, 155. 

Dubois, Rachel, 47. 237. 

Dubois, Samuel, 1(2. 

Dubois, Solomon, 153, 479. 

Duffey, John, 201 

Duke Street, N. Y. City, 62, 356. 

Dnlston, Mr., 200. 

Dumb Eagle, ship, 225. 

Dumon, Anthony, 482. 

Dumon, Cornelius, 482. 

Dumon, David, 482. 

Dumon, Elizabeth, 178. 

Dumon, Elsie, 4>-2. 

Dumon, Harrnanus, 482. 

Dumon, Igenas, 482. 

Dumon, Jan B., 482. 

Dumon, Jan B., 2d, 482. 

Dumon, Mr., 178. 

Dumon, Myndert, 482. 

Dumon, Neeltie, 482 

Dumon, Peter, Jr.. 324. 

Dumon, Petrus, 482 

Dumon, Sarah, 324. 

Duncan, Elizabeth, 7. 

Duncan, George, 134. 

Duncan, George, Jr., 420. 

Duncan, James, 7. 

Duncan, Thomas, 23, 330, 378, 441. 

Dnndas, William, 206. 

Dunell, Alexander, 31. 

Dunning, Margaret, 94. 

Dunning, Michael, (i, 94. 

Dunscomb, Daniel, 14, 136, 257, 485. 

Dunscomb, Daniel, Jr., 485. 

Dnnscornb, Edward, 306. 

Dupuy, Ann, 15, 50. 

Dupuy, Anne, 288. 

Dupuy, Ann 8. , 50. 

Dupuy, Daniel, 15, 16. 

Dupuy, Frances, 50. 

Dupuy, Francis, 15, 16, 288. 

Dupuy, Hester, 15. 

Dupny, Jane, 15. 

Dupuy, John, 288. 

Dupuy, Dr. John, 15, 50. 

Dupuy, John, Jr., 15. 

Durfee, Sarah, 322. 

Durland, Samuel, 166. 

Durling, Elias, 406. 

Durrie, Johanes, 230. 



Dtirye, Joost, 369. 

Durye, Willemptie, 369. 

Duryea, Abraham, 4i'3. 

Duryea, Charles, 158. 

Duryea, Cornelia, 158. 

Duryea, Daniel, 210. 

Duryea, Gabriel, 325. 

Duryea, Janettie, 210. 

Duryea, Johanes. 157. 

Duryea, Joost, 158. 

Duryee, Abraham, 451 . 

Duryee, Charles, 450, 451 . 

Duryee, Charles, Jr., 451. 

Duryee, Cornelia. 451. 

Duryee, Dirck, 451. 

Duryee, Eliza- eth, 451. 

Duryee, Folkert, 413. 

Duryee, Gabriel, 451. 

Duryee, Gertruy, 413. 

Duryee, Helena, 451. 

Duryee, Jacob, 451. 

Duryee, Johanes, 450, 451. 

Duryee, Jost, 450, 451. 

Duryee, Mary, 450, 451. 

Duryee, Rebecca, 413. 

Duryee, Simon, 451. 

Duryee, Thims, 451. 

Dusenbery, Elizabeth, 483. 

Dusenbery, Jarvis, 483. 

Dusenbury, Benjamin, 10, 208, 387, 

388. 

Dusenbury, Hannah, 10. 
Dusenbury, John, 10. 
Dusenbury, Mary, 10. 
Dusenbury, Samuel, 10. 
Dusenbury, Samuel, Jr., 10. 
Dusenbury, Sarah, 2(i8. 
Dusenbury, Silvanus, 10. 
Dutch Church, N. Y. City, 319. 
Duvall, Jemima, 188. 
Duytser, Catharine, 110. 
Dyckman, Jan, 465. 
Dyckman, John, 12. 
Dyke, Del, 109. 
Dykeman, Catharine, 428. 
Dykeman, Cornelius, 428. 
Dykeman, George, 428. 
Dykeman, George, Jr., 428. 
Dykeman, John, 428. 
Dykeman, Mary, 428. 
Dykeman, Sarah, 428. 
Dykeman, Tuentie, 428. 
Dykeman, William, 428. 
Dyns, Thomas, 2. 

Earl, Eunice, 48. 

Earl, Joseph, 486. 

Earle, John, 65. 

Eason, Catharine, 370. 

Eason, John, 370. 

East Chester, N. Y., 30,31. 65, 106, 14S, 

151, 196, 405, 471, 476, 477. 
Eastham, Edward, 254. 
Eastham, Frances, 254. 
Eastham, Sarah, 254. 
Eastham, Thomas, 254. 
East Hampton, L. I., 48, 49, 74, 80, 81, 



INDEX. 



509 



95, 96, 100, 101, 142, 189, 221, 317, 341, 

346, 347, 426; bequest for school in, 

142. 

East New Jersey, 35, 41, 138. 
East Neck, L. 1.. 53, 54, 270, 77. 
East Ward, N. Y. City, 446, 447, 448. 
Eaton, James, 487. 
Ebberse, Eghbert, 213. 
Ebbetts, Martha, 448. 
Eckers, Anna M. . 63. 
Eckersens, Cornelius, 5. 
Ecker son , G err itt , 171. 
Edsall, Elizabeth, 13. 
Kdsall, Joseph, 260. 
Edsall, Philip, 13, 198, 260, 281,366, 418, 

478. 

Edsall, Richard, 24, 105. 
Edsall, Thomas, 260, 3. 
Edwards, Ebenezer, 235. 
Edwards, Mrs. ,315. 
Egbertse, Egbert, 440. 
Egbertse, Elsie. 440. 
Egbertse, James, 103. 110. 
Egbertse, Rachel, 440. 
Eghbertse, Egbert B., 226. 
Eghbertse, Mary, 226. 
Elders, Thomas, 194. 
Eldert, Hendrick, 115, 224, 308. 
Eldert, John. 95. 
Eldertson, Hendrick, 73. 
Eldridge, Benjamin, 13. 
Eldridge, Mrs., 14. 
Elizabeth, ship, 21 . 
Ellierson, Aert, 306. 
Eliing, Ashur, 487. 
Elliott, Andrew, 333. 
Elliott, Deborah, 215. 
Elliott, James. 214. 
Elliott, John, 215. 
Elliott, Mary, 215. 
Elliott, Millicent, 215. 
Elliott, Richard, 328. 
Elliott. Robeit, 215. 
Ellis, William, 160. 
Ellison, Richard, 2S6. 
Ellison, Thomas. 326. 484. 
Elliston, Robeit, 327. 
Elmendorph. I., 3G6. 
Ellsworth, George, 448. 
Ellsworth, Theo'philus, 370. 
Elsworth, Ariantie, 65. 
Elsworth, Cornelia, 65. 
Elsworth, Cornelius, 65. 
Elsworth, Elizabeth, 65. 
Elsworth, George, 64. 
Elsworth, Nicholas, 61. 
Elsworth, Theophilns, 64, 65, 241. 
Elsworth, Theophihu;. Jr., 65. 
Elsworth, Verduyn, 65. 
Elting, John, 304. 
Eltinge, Abraham, 154. 
Eltinge, Annettie, 40. 
Eltinge, Elsie, 480, 
Eltinge, Hendricus, 479, 480. 
Eltinge, Jacobus, 479, 480. 
Eltinge, Jacomyntie, 153, 480. 
Eltinge, Jan, 193, 307, 381, 479, 480. 



Eltinge, Jannettic, 154, 155, 480. 

Eltinge, John, 154, 155. 

Eltinge, Josiah, 154. 

Eltinge, Margaret, 154, 155. 

Eltinge, Noah, 153, 155. 

Eltinge, Noel, 480. 

Eltinge. Peter, 154. 

Eltinge, Roeloff, 153. 

Eltinge, Roeloff, 2d, 153, 154, 155. 

Eltinge, Sarah, 153, 154. 

Eltinge, William, 5, 307, 479. 

Elwes, George, 42. 

El wood, John, 76. 

Embree, Charity, 166. 

Embree, John, 167. 

Embree, Samuel, 413. 

Embury. Joseph, 413. 

Emerson, Capt. , 430. 

Emmans, Abigail, 414. 

Emmons, Abigail, 252. 

Emmons, Abraham, 252. 

Emmons, Benjamin, 342. 

Emmons, Hannah, 269. 

Emmons, Samuel, 442. 

Emmons, Thomas. 255. 

Emott, James, 8, 182, 312, 330, 358, 370, 

403, 412. 

Kngland, r.'36, 340, 800. 
English Ridge, N. Y., 173. 
Eri<-kson, Mary, 87. 
Esselsten, Wyllem, 22. 
Esselstein, Beta, 409. 
Esselstein, Cornelia, 409. 
Esselstein, Cornelius M., 409. 
Esselstein, David, 409, 410. 
Esselstein, Isaac, 409. 
Esselstein, Jacob, 409, 410. 
Esselstein, Johanes, 409, 4 1 .0. 
Esselstein, William, 409, 410. 
E^selstyn, Bertha, 208. 
Esselstyn, Cornelius M., 431. 
E^selstvn, David, 208. 
Esselstyn, Isaac, 208. 
Esselstvn, Jacob, 208. 
Esselstyn, Jacobus, 432. 
Esselstyn, Johanes, ':08. 
Esselstyn, Johans, 43'i. 
Esselscyn, Marytie, 208. 
Esselstyn, William, 4:!2. 
Essex Co., N. J., 486. 
Everett, Benjamin, 4S3. 
Everett, Daniel, 453. 
Everett, George, 10. 
Everett, Nicholas, 483. 
Everett, Richard, 95, 225, 305, 323, 339, 

415. 

Everitt, Daniel, 310, 334, 4^9. 
Everitt, George. 434. 
Everson, John. 420. 
Evertse, Peter, 172. 
Ewets, Ewout, 4G2, 403. 
Ewets, John, 402. 
Ewets, John, Jr., 402, 403. 
Ewets. Ruth, 402, 403. 
Eyre, Benjamin, Jr. , 74. 
Eyres, Nicholas, 31. 
Fairfield, Conn., 477. 



510 



INDEX. 



Fairly. Judith, 485. 

Fairly, Thomas, 485. 

Fairweather, Thomas, 447, 448. 

Falletynes Killetie, N. Y., 212. 

Fanning, Horace, 393, 395. 

Fanning, James, Jr. , 4:25. 

Fanning, Lydia, 246. 

Fanning, Mr., 314, 315. 

Fanning, Thomas, 246. 

Fardon, Jacob, 289. 

Fardon, Johanes, 289. 

Fardon, William, 289. 

Farinton, Deborah, 873. 

Farinton, Robert, 373. 

Farinton, Solomon, 373. 

Farinton, Stephen, 373. 

Farinton, Thomas, 373. 

Farmer, Jasper, 137, 298, 374.. 409, 4!:3. 

Farmer, Maria, 137. 

Farmer, Mary, 374 

Farndon, Sarah, 468. 

Farndon, William, 468. 

Farquarhar, William, 206. 

Farrington, Anne, 343. 

Farrington, Mary, 330. 

Ferrington, see Farinton. 

Fauconier, Peter. & Co. , 234 

Fauconier, Waters & Co., 139. 

Fauconier' s Patent, N. Y., 43. 

Favier, James, 484. 

Favor, Mrs. Edy, 25. 

Feak, Charles, 106. 

Feaver, Edith, 223. 

Feets, Catrina, 342. 

Felter, William, 173. 

Fenton, Joseph, 212. 

Fenton, Robert, 230, 385. 

Ferdon, Johanes, 5, 171. 

Ferguson, Hezekiah, 157. 

Ferguson, John, 112. 

Ferguson, William, 119. 

Ferrari, Francis, 430. 

Ferrari, Mary, 430. 

Ferres, Isabella, 6. 

Ferres, John, 6. 

Ferres, Samuel, 5. 

Ferris, Ann, 115, 361. 

Ferris, Benjamin, 115, 467. 

Ferris, Elizabeth, 1 15. 

Ferris, Hannah, 361. 

Ferris, James, 115, 467. 

Ferris, James, Jr., 115. 

Ferris, John, 115, 467. 

Ferris, Jonathan, 467. 

Ferris, Martha, 115. 

Ferris, Mary, 115. 

Ferris, Mercy, 115. 

Ferris, Peter, 467. 

Ferris, Samuel, 467. 

Field, Anthony, 76. 

Field, Benjamin, 473, 474. 

Field, Caleb, 23, 443. 

Field, Elizabeth, 473. 

Field, Elnathan, 473. 

Field, Francis, 399, 443. 

Field, Hannah, 330. 

Field, John, 444. 



Field, Mary, 474. 

Field, Nathan, 76. 

Field, Phebe, 474. 

Field, Robert, 474. 

Field, Susannah, 474. 

Field, William, 27, 444. 

Fields, Benjamin, 427. 

Fiele, Isaac. 144. 

Fighting Cock's Tavern, N. Y. City, 

2J3. 

Filer, Thomas, 101. 
Filken, Alletta. 483. 
Filken, Elizabeth, 289. 
Filken, Henry, 299, 483. 
Finch, Abraham, 214, 215. 
Finch, Daniel, 214. 
Finch, Elizabeth, 214. 
Finch, Isaac, 214, 215. 
Finch, Isaac, Jr.. 215. 
Finch, John, 214, 215. 
Finch, Nathaniel, 214, 215. 
Finch, Ruth, 214. 
Finch, Samuel, 214. 
Finch, Solomon, 214. 
Fincher, Abraham, 369. 
Fincher, Abraham, Jr., 370. 
Fincher, Catharine. 370. 
Fincher, William, 370. 
Finn, William, 300. 
Finnes, Raphael, 430. 
Fire Place Neck, L. I., 350. 
First Neck. L. I., 174, 3V3. 
Firth, William, 215. 
Fish Cove, L. I. , 220. 
Fish Creek, N. Y., 17G, 4C2, 463. 
Fish Kill, N. Y, 225, 297, 398. 
Fish, Samuel, 430. 
Fish, Capt. Samuel, 63 . 
Fish, Samuel, Jr., 61. 
Fish.William, 190. 
Fisher, Archibald, 44, 3(55, 441. 
Fisher, Dr., 390, 391. 
Fisher, James, 52. 
Fishing Cove, L. I. , 98. 
Fisk, Elizabeth, 396. 
Fitch, Abigail, 60. 
Fitch, Charity, 39, 
Fitch, Jonathan, 145. 
Fitoh, Patrick, 66. 
Fitch, William M , 389. 
Fite, Elizabeth, 483. 
Fite, Michael, 4S3. 
Fithian, Aaron, 80, 317. 
Fithian, Bethiah, 317. 
Fithian, David, 317, 894. 
Fithian, Esther, 317. 
Fithian, Henry, 360, 
Fithian, Mary, 317. 
Fithian, Samuel, 81. 
Fitz Randolph, Jacob, 105. 
Five Points, N. Y. City, 404. 
Flamen, Cornelius, 861. 
Flammer, John, 300. ' 
Flanagan, Margaret, 441, 442. 
Flanagan, William, 441. 
Flanders, L. I., 30, 40. 
Flanus, Cornelius, 235. 



INDEX. 



511 



Flatbush, L. I., 20, 57, 95, 114, 164, 
2C5, 340, 351, 353, 418. 

Flatlands, L. J., 26, 27, 72, 164. 

Flavel, Mr., 48: 

Fleet, Elizabeth, 374. 

Fleet, Gilbert, 373, 374. 

Fleet. John, 373. 

Fleet, Luke, 373. 

Fleet, Mary, 373. 

Fleet, Parritt, 266. 

Fleet, Rachel, 373, 374, 

Fleet, Sarah, 373, 374. 

Fleet, Simon, 265, 373, 385. 

Fleet, Thankful, 373, 

Fleei, Thomas, 266, 278, 373. 

Fleet, Thomas, Jr., 373. 

Fleetwood, Bourdette, 472. 

Fleetwood, Margaret, 472. 

Flipsie, Sander, 163. 

Flint, John, 36. 

Flood, Elizabeth, 152. 

Florentine, Isaac, 408. 

Florida, N. Y., 6. 

Flower, Ann, 104. 

Plower, Jacob, 73. 

Flower, Jonas, 332. 

Flower, Mary, 104 

Flower, Sarah, 73. 

Flower, Thomas, 104. 

Floyd, Nicholl, 19. 

Floyd, Richard, 247, 351, 379. 

Floyd, Tabitha, 19. 

Floyd, Gen. William, 19. 

Flushing, L. I., 23, 27, 32, 41, 55, 68, a5, 
94, 112, 127, 128, 138, 165, 166, 189, 
192, 221, 222, 243, 290, 305, 325, 329, 
330, 339. 386, f,99, 443, 444, 477, 486. 

Flypsen, Frederick, 358 see Phillipse. 

Folkertsen, Folkert, 413. 

Fonaston, Cornelia, 94. 

Fonaston, Cornelius, 94. 

Fonaston, Frederick, 94. 

Fonda, Abraham, 459. 

Fonda, Peter, 480, 481. 

Fontyntre, N. Y., 154. 

Foquett, Leandert, 179. 

Forbes, Abigail, 94. 

Forbes, ('apt. Henry, 398. 

Forbes, John, 282. 

Forbes, William, 94. 

Ford, Benjamin, 290. 

Ford, Elizabeth, 290. 

Ford, Sarah. 290. 

Fordham, Abraham, 99. 

Fordham, Alexander, 392, 393, 437. 

Fordham, Joseph, 426. 

Fordham, Rev. Robert, 393. 

Forester, George, 206. 

Forster, Eliza, 286. 

Forster, Jacob C., 286. 

Forster, William, 7, 483, 486. 

Fort Hunter, N. Y., 34, 163. 

Fort Neck, L. L, 151. 

Foss, Helena, 487. 

Foss, John, 487. 

Foster, Abigail, 37, 109. 

Foster, Christopher, 37, 169, 170. 



Foster, Daniel, 37, 271. 

Foster, Daniel, Jr., 37. 

Foster, Edward H., 49, 170. 

Foster, Elias, 272. 

Foster, Elias, Jr., 272. 

Foster, Eunice, 112. 

Foster, Gloriana, 39, 40. 

Foster, Henry, 39, 40. 

Foster, James. 241. 

Foster, Jeremiah, 392, 393. 

Foster, John, 94, 112. 

Foster, Jonas, 37. 

Foster, Joseph, 37, 49, 169, 170, 175. 275. 

Foster, Lydia, 37. 

Foster, Mary, 94, 112. 

Foster Meadows, L. I. , 463. 

Foster, Obadiah, 37. 

Foster, Paul, 37, 170. 

Foster, Phebe, 37. 

Foster, Stephen, 83. 

Foster, Thomas, 10, 78, 272. 

Foster, William, 216. 

Fournier, Peter, 271. 

Fowler, Abigail, 31, 139, 152. 

Fowler, Anne, 120, 282. 

Fowler, Benjamin, 7, 253. 

Fowler, Caleb, 138, 282, 362. 

Fowler, Charity, 31. 

Fowler, Edmund, 151. 

Fowler, Edward, 119, 151, 152, 485. 

Fowler, Elijah, 31. 

Fowler, Elizabeth, 31. 

Fowler, George, 209, 268. 

Fowler, Gilbert, 120, 151, 152. 

Fowler, Hannah, 139, 152. 

Fowler, Henry, 120, 345. 

Fowler, James, 7. 

Fowler, Jesse, 37. 

Fowler, Mrs. Jessie, 170. 

Fowler, John, 31. 

Fowler, Joseph, 120, 207. 

Fowler, Mary, 31, 138. 

Fowler, Miriam, 31, 139. 

Fowler, Moses, 30, 138. 

Fowler, Phebe, 31 , 138. 

Fowler, Rachel, 109, 151, 152. 

Fowler, Rebecca, 139. 

Fowler, Richard, 78. 

Fowler, Ruben, 467. 

Fowler, Samuel. 152, 464. 

Fowler, Sarah, 7, 31, 163. 

Fowler, Solomon, 30, 148, 151, 152. 

Fowler, Stephen, 30. 

Fowler, William, 13S. 

Fowler, Zacharias, 484. 

Fox Hall, L. I., 38. 

Fox, Jedediah, 346. 

Foye, Bartholomew, 152. 

Frances, William, 379. 

Francis, Samuel, 468. 

Franciecus, Peter, 440. 

Franklin, Elizabeth, 330. 

Franklin, Henry, 336. 

Franklin, Matthew, 41, 42, 138, 330. 

Franklin, Sarah, 330. 

Franklin, Thomas, 336. 

Franks, Jacob, 12. 



512 



INDEX. 



Fraunces Tavern, N. Y. City. 63. 365, 
891. 

Fred, John, 208, 288, 428, 4(55. 

Fred, Martha, 208. 

Freehold, N. J. , 67. 

Freeman, Bernardus, 235. 

Freeman, Henry, 122. 

Freeman, John, 459. 

Freeman, Sybil, 122. 

Freers, Jacob, 200. 

Freese, Jacob, 22, 213. 

Freese, Joseph, 22. 

Freeze, Jacob, 200. 

Frehoeck, John, 383. 

French, Anne, 486. 

French Church, N. Y. City, 15, 16, 328 ; 

bequest to, 61. 
French, Elizabeth, 486. 
French, John, 3(55. 
French, Philip, 486.. 
Fresh Water, N. Y. City, 244, 322, 323, 

403, 404, 447, 448, 469. 
Fresh Kills, S. I., 122, 435. 
Frickland, Ann, 408. 
Frogs Neck, N. Y., 109, 148, 467. 
Frost, Daniel, 486. 
Frost, Hannah, 207. 
Frost, Isniah, 91. 
Frost, Jacob, 207. 
Frost, John, 6, 486. 
Frost, Joseph, 486. 
Frost, Thomas, 186. 
Frost, Wright. 372, 486. 
Fulkerston, Nicholas, 451. 
Follow, Peter. 408. 
Fullwhite, Margaret, 483. 
Funeral customs, 130, 133, 383. 
Fur man, Abigail, 459. 
Fiirman, Charity, 4(JO. 
Furman, Gabriel, 303. 
Furman, Jane, 259. 
Furman, John, 23, 459. 
Furman, Jonathan, 259. 
Furman, Joseph, 259. 
Furman, Josiah,' 459. 
Furman, Nathan. 459, 460. 
Furman, Noel, 474. 
Furman, Rebecca, 459. 
Furman, Sarah, 459. 
Furman, Susannah, 197, 366. 
Furman, W.. 64, 474. 
Furman, William, 23, 303, 460. 
Furman, Wood, 32ti, 459. 

Galation, James, 42. 
Gale, Abraham, 300. 
Gale, Benjamin, 300. 
Gale, Catharine, 300. 
Gale, Daniel, 300, 453. 
Gale, Hezekiah, 300. 
Gale, John, 299. 
Gale, John, Jr., 299, 300. 
Gale, Joseph, 300. 
Gale, Mary, 800. 
Gale, Nehemiah, 309. 
Gale, Samuel, 300. 
Gale, Thomas, 93, 3CO. 



Gambold, Elinor, 67. 

Gambold, Hester, 67. 

Ganiard, Francis, 309. 

Ganiard, Judith, 309. 

Gardiner, Abigail, 347. 

Gardiner, Abraham, 341. 

Gardiner, Col. Abraham, 347. 

Gardiner, Cloe, 168. 

Gardiner, Crispus, 108. 

Gardiner, David, 96, 97, 119, 168, 346, 

347. 

Gardiner, David, Jr. , 347. 
Gardiner, David, 2d, 108. 
Gardiner, David, 3d, 168. 
Gardiner, David, 4th, 168. 
Gardiner, Desire, '.'7. 
Gardiner, Elizabeth, 168. 
Gardiner, Gains, 168. 
Gardiner, Hannah, 347. 
Gardiner, John, 168, 346, 347. 
Gardiner, Joseph, 168. 
Gardiner, Juliana, 168. 
Gardiner, Lion, SI, 168. 
Gardiner, Martha, 168. 
Gardiner, Mary, 168.' 
Gardiner, Meh'itable, 346. 
Gardiner's Island, N. Y., 168, 347. 
Gardner, Lawrence, 229. 
Garlick, Joshua, 102. 
Garmain, Isaac, 150. 
Gamier, Isaac, 80. 
Garrison, Jost, 463. 
Garrison, Magdalena, 46". 
Gautier, Andrew, 62, 14'J, 340. 
Gautier, Daniel, 62, 149. 
Gautier, Mary, 149, 150. 
Gayler, Albert, 232. 
Geatman, John, 94. 
Geatman, Margaret, 94, 95. 
Gebrande Vly, N. Y., 46. 
Gedney, Eieazer, 119, 121. 
Gedney, Joseph, 119. 
Gee, Joseph, 47. 
Gelston, Elizabeth, 93. 
Gelston, Hugh, 93. 
G3lston, Samuel, 93. 
Gelston, William, 93. 
Geneva, 430. 

George, Hannah, 354, 468. 
George, Henry, 354, 468. 
George, Jacob, 354. 
George, John, 468. 
George, Lydia, 468. 
George, Thomas, 354, 468. 
Georgica, L. I., 101. 
Gerard, Benjamin. 379. 
Geraud, Daniel, 309. 
Gerritsen, I., 2. 
Gerritsen, S., 22, 40, 73, 323. 
Gerrittse, Anna, 480, 481. 
Gerrittse, Cornelius, 481. 
Gerrittse, Jan, 480. 
Gerrittse, Maria, 175, 480, 481. 
Gerrittsen, S., 292. 
G3rrittsen, Samuel, Jr., 292. 
Gesener, Elizabeth, 170, 171. 
Gesener, Gerittye, 171. 



INDEX. 



513 



Gesener, Hendriok, 170. 

Gesener, John, 170, 171. 

(Jess, Abigail, 437. 

Gibb, Jasper, 352. 

Gilbert, Jane, 809. 

Gilbert, Thomas, 369. 

Gildersleeve, Benjamin, 385. 

Gildersleeve. Stephen, 260. 

Gill, Elizabeth, 4S4. 

Gill, James, 42. 

Gill, Kichard, 467, 484. 

Gillam, Henry, 25. 

Gillan, Henry, 255. 

Gillett, Samuel, 88. 

Gilliam, Abiah, 65, 66. 

Gilmore, Charles, 206. 

Gin Close, L. I., 396. 

Giveen, John, Jr., 383. 

Giveen, Mary, 383. 

Giveen, Sarah, 383. 

Gleam, Susanah, 486. 

Glen, Jacob. 135. 

Glen, Johanes, 308. 

Glen, Sara, 135. 

Glover, Charles, 55. 

Glover, Charles, 216. 

Glover, Daniel, 475. 

Glover, Mr., 217. 

Glover, William, 21. 

Goddard, Christopher, 486. 

Goddard, Mary, 4S6. 

Goderus. Erica C., 147. 

Goderus, Joost, 147. 

Goderus, Rebecca, 147. 

Goelet, Breeckie, 157. 

Goelet, Catharine, 100. 

Goelet, Francis, 157. 

Goelet, Isaac, 157, 160, 365. 

Goelet, Jacob, 157, 160. 

Goelet, Jacobus, 21, 157, 455. 

Goelet, Janette, 192. 

Goelet, John, 157, 160, 192. 

Goelet, Philip, 157, 160. 

Goelet, Raphael, 92, 157, 160, 192, 455. 

Goetchus, Rev. Henry, 94. 

Gold, John, 21. 

Golden Hill, N. Y. City, 229. 

Golden, John, 43, 388, 389. 

Goldsmith, Abigail. 7. 

Goldsmith, Daniel, 17, 216. 

Goldsmith, Elisha, 7. 

Goldsmith, Joseph, 221, 379. 

Goldsmith, Mary, 17. 

Goldsmith, Richard, 7. 

Goldsmith, Thomas, 7. 

Goldsmith, Thomas, Jr., 7. 

Gombould, Anne, 441. 

Gomez, Abraham, 311. 

Gomez, Benjamin, 312. 

Gomez, Daniel, 312. 

Gomez, David, 103, 312. 

Gomez, Hester, 311. 

Gomez, Isaac, 311, 312. 

Gomez, Jacob, 311. 

Gomez, Mordecai, 310, 312. 

Gomez, Moses, 103, 811. 

Gomez, Rachel, 311. 



Gomez, Rebecca, 311. 

Gonnong, Jeremiah, 215. 

Gonnong, John, 21 . r >. 

Gonnong, Martha, 215. 

Goodday, William, 124. 

Goodman, William, 342. 

Gordon, John, 4:!2. 

Gordon, Mr., 225. 

Gordon, Nathaniel, 184. 

Gornie, John, G2. 

Goshen, N. Y., 6, 7, 17, 93, 94, 123, 177, 

214, 217, 279, 299, 300, 309, 310, 331, 

429, 431, 452, 453, 484. 
Gosline, Elizabeth, 418. 
Gosline, Yost, 281,418. 
Gosmer, John, o90. 
Gosport, Eng., 468. . 
Gould, Ebenezer, 80. 
Gould, Phebe, 80. 
Goulder, Abraham, 224, 225. 
Goulder, Antic, 224. 
Goulder, Gazenah, 224. 
Goulder, Jacobus, 225. 
Goulder, Joseph, 225. 
Goulder, Nicholas, 225. 
Goulder, William, 224, 200. 
Goulder, Wyntie, 225. 
Gouverneur, Abraham, 136, 374. 
Gouverneur, Abraham, 2d, 130. 
Gouverneur, Barent, 136, 374. 
Gouverneur, Elizabeth, 136, 374. 
Gouverneur, Esther, 136. 
Gouverneur, Hester, 374. 
Gouverneur, Isaac, 244. 
Gouverneur, Jacoba, 130, 137, 374. 
Gouverneur, Margaret, 404. 
Gouverneur, Maria, 136, 137. 
Gouverneur, Mary, 136, 137, 374. 
Gouverneur, Nicholas, 11, 130, 137. 374. 
Gowanus, L. I., 22, 60. 
Graer, Jacob, 225. 
Graham, Adam, 3. 
Graham, Arabella, 382. 
Graham, Augustine, 3. 
Graham, Edward, 301, 4a5. 
Graham, Ennis, 352. 
Graham, Isabella, 383. 
Graham, Mr., 309. 
Grandbum, John, 401. 
Grandain, John, 171. 
Granden, John, 102. 
Grant, John, 485. 
Grant, Noah, 487. 
Grant, Sarah, 485. 
Grant, Thomas, 134. 
Gravesend, L. I., 1, 27, 291, 458. 
Gray, John, 204. 
Gray, William, 204. 
Greacem, John, 120. 
Gready, Daniel, 52. 
Great Garden, N. Y. City, 15. 
Great Kill, N. Y.,479. 
Great Neck, L. I., 9, 131, 176, 276, 285, 

280,312,348, 381,477. 
Great Nine Pastures. N. Y., 462. 
Great Plain, L. I. , 285, 286. 
Green, Amy, 293. 



514 



INDEX. 



Green, Capt. Barney A. , 426. 

Green, Caleb, 102. 

Green, Elizabeth, 293, 339. 

Green, Gilbert, 162. 

Green, Israel, 293. 

Green, John, 102, 362. 

Green, Joseph, 162. 

Green, Joseph, Jr., 162. 

Green, Lancaster, 41, 137, 145, 150, 206. 

Green, Mary, 85. 

Green, Reuben, 445. 

Greene, William, 120. 

Greenfield, Charles, 342. 

Greenock, John, 398. 

Greenwich, Conn., 221, 234, 281, 363, 364, 

380, 445. 

Greenwich, N. Y. City, 208, 466. 
Greyhound, ship, 00, 183, 236, 326. 
Griffin, Adam, 487. 
Griffin, Amea, 290. 
Griffin, Anne, 120. 
Griffin, Caleb, 2110. 
Griffin, Edward, 484. 
Griffin, Catherine. 32. 
Griffin, Henry, 120, 121. 
Griffin, Jacob, 487. 
Griffin, John, 120. 
Griffin, Mark, 120. 
Griffin, Mary, 121. 
Griffin, Sarali, 290. 
Griffin, William, 290. 
Griffith, Sarah, 330. 
Griffiths, Capt., 227. 
Griffiths, Evan, 21. 
Griffiths, Sarah, 312. 
Grigg, Hannah, 25. 
Grigg, Sarah, 25. 
Grigg, Thomas, 25. 
Grigg, Thomas, Jr., 25, 386. 
Griggs, Alexander, 3. 
Griggs, Ann, 404. 
Griggs, John, 367. 
Griggs, Thomas, 62, 465. 
Gritman, Petertie, 224. 
Gritman, William, 224. 
Groenendyck, Catalina, 469. 
Groenendyck, Cornelius, 409. 
Groenendyck, Johanes, 469. 
Groenendyck, Maria, 409, 470. 
Groenendyck, Nicholas, 469. 
Groenendyck, Peter, 423. 
Groenendyck, Petrus, 469, 470. 
Groenendyck, Samuel, 469. 
Groenendyck, Sara, 469, 470. 
Groesbach, John, 370. 
Groesbeck, Anne, 386. 
Groesbeck, Catherine, 33, 34, 386. 
Groesbeck, Elizabeth, 386. 
Groesbeck, Gerardus, 144. 
Groesbeck, Gertrude, 386. 
Groesbeck, John, 204, 386. 
Groesbeck, John, Jr. , 380. 
Groesbeck, Magdalen, 386. 
Groesbeck, Maiy, 386. 
Groesbeck, Susanah, 386. 
Groesbeek, Elizabeth, 33, 34. 
Groesbeek, Gerardus, 33, 34. 



Groesbeek, John, 33, 34. 
Groesbeek, Stephanus, 33. 
Gronigen, Eng., 172. 
Groom, William, 322. 
Groosbeek, Stephen, 139. 
Grove Farm, N. Y., 109. 
Grow, Michael, 230. 
Guion, Amon, 240, 434. 
Guion, Amos, 471. 
Guion, Anson, 240. 
Guion, Daniel. 240. 
Guion, Elizabeth, 240. 
Guion, Isaac, 258. 
Guion, Isaac, Jr., 88, 240. 
Guion, James, 201,240. 
Guion, Mary, 240. 
Guion, Suzanne, 240. 
Gwynn, Capt. Richard, 183. 

Haas, Zacharias, 211. 
Hackinsack, N. J., 174, 337. 
Haddem, John, 471. 
Haddon, Anne, 369. 
Haft', Elizabeth, 425. 
Haff, Ellis, 425. 
Haff. Hannah, 424, 425. 
Haff, Isaac, 425. 
Haff, Jacob, 425. 
Haff, Joseph, 425. 
Haff, Lawrence, 424. 
Haff, Susannah, 425. 
Haft', William, 425. 
Hagaman, Francis, Jr., 203. 
Hagawout, Sukey, 224. 
Hagerman, Adrian, 404, 405. 
Hagerman, Anne, 404. 
Hagerman, Atoryon, 404. 
Hagerman, Benjamin, 404. 
Hagerman, John, 404. 
Hagerman, Joseph, 444. 
Hagerman, Mary, 404. 
Hagerman, Peter, 404. 
Haggard, Daniel, 137. 
Haggard, Elinor, 137. 
Haggard, John, 137. 
Haggard, Margaret, 137. 
Haggard, Samuel, 137. 
Haggard, Sarah, 137. 
Haggard, Thomas, 137. 
Haggie, Elizabeth, 223. 
Haggie, Grace, 223. 
Haight, Ann, 210. 
Haight, Cornelius, 207. 
Haight, Daniel, Jr., 112. 
Haight, Elizabeth, 207. 
Haight, Hannah, 112. 
Haight, Henry, 207. 
Haight, Jacob, 425. 
Haight, James, 112. 
Haight, Jonathan, 112. 
Haight, Joseph, 128, 207. 
Haight, Joseph, Jr. , 207. 
Haight, Philena, 207. 
Haight, Rebecca, 139. 
Haight, Sarah, 207. 
Haight, Susanah, 128. 
Haight, Thomas, 112. 



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515 



Haight, Thomas, Jr., 112. 

Haines, Abigail, 1(59. 170. 

Haines, Dayid, 179, 392. 

HaJnes, Jaurcs, 219. 

Haines, Job, 218, 219. 

Haines, Joseph, 13, 386. 

Haines, Martha, 21 s. 

Hains, Nathan, 416. 

Hale. Richard, 375. 

Hales, Thomas, 129. 

Hall, Daniel, 301. 

Hall, George, 205, 301. 

Hall, James, 801. 

H;vll. John, 43. 19(5, 473. 

Hall, Joseph, 2J9. 

Hall, Jostfua, 45'.). 

Hall, Lauchlin C., 300. 

Hall, Lilly, 801. 

Hall, Margaret. 301. 

Hall, Martha. 301. 

Hall, Rose, 301. 

Hall, Sarah, 2'J5. 

Halleck, Peter, 19. 

Halleut, Elizabeth, 485. 

Hallett, Hannah, 419. 

Hallett, John, 25. 

Hallett, Joseph, 389. 

Hallett, Josiah, 480. 

Hallett, Lydia, 25. 

Hallett, Mary, 398. 

Hallett, Nathaniel, 398. 

Hallett, Richard, 398. 

Hallett, Robert, 486. 

Hallett. Samuel, 485, 486. 

Hallett, Samuel, Jr., 4S5. 

Hallett, Sarah, 25. 

Hallett, Thomas, 486. 

Hallett, William, 398. 

Hallock, Abigail, 275. 

Hallock, Noah, 99. 

Hallock, Thomas, 424. 

Hallock, William, 417. 

Halssy, Abraham, 216. 

Halsey, Abram, 82, 118, 141, 394. 

Halsey, Albert, 456, 

Halsey, Ananias, 82. 

Halsey, Anna. 82. 

Halsey, Charity, 313. 

Halsey, Charles H., 30. 

Halsey, Charles 8., 395. 

Halsey, David, 118. 

Halsey, Edwin C., 393, 396. 

Halsey, Elisha, 82, 83. 

Halsey, E/.ekiel, 82. 

Halsey, Hannah, 39. 

Halsey, Isaac, 271, 395, 398, 397. 

Halsey, Capt. Isaac, 396. 

Halsey, Isaac, Jr. , 395. 

Halsey, Isaac, 3d, 396. 

Halsey, Israel, 82. 

Halsey, James, 49. 

Halsey, Job, 395. 

Halsey, John, 395, 39fi. 

Halsey, Jonah, 395, 396, 397. 

Halsey, Jonathan, 82. 

Halsey, Joseph, 78, 395, 426. 

Halsey, Josiah, 35. 



Halsey, Martha, 83, 393, 334. 

Halsey, Mary, JJ90. 

Halsey, Meh'itable, 78 

Halsey, Nathaniel, 81. 

Halsey, Nathaniel, Jr., 82, S3. 

Halaey, Phebe, 395, 396. 

Halsey, Recommence, 82, 83. 

Halsey, Richard. 29. 

Haisey, Samuel B., 83. 

Hilsey, Silas, 486. 

Halsey, Silvanns, 49. 

Halsey, Susanah, 313. 

Halsey's Manor, L. I. , 272. 

Halsey's Neck, L. I., 30, 169, 393, S94, 

395. 

Halstead, Elizabeth, 182, 259. 
Halstead, Ezekiel, 65, 66, 309. 
Halstead, John, 259. 
Halstead, Jonah, 259. 
Halstead, Joseph, 65, 233. 259. 
Halstead, Joseph, Jr., 259. 
Halstead, Lawrence, 259. 
Halstead, Mary, 259. 
Halstead, Michael, 65, 66. 
Halstead, Nathaniel, <io. 
Halstead, Richard, 65, 66. 
Halstead, Samuel, 65. 
Hahtsad, Sarah, 259. 
Ham, Anthony, 125. 
Hamersley, Andrew, 306, 403. 
Hamersley, Ann, 406, 
Hamersley, John, 40(>. 
Hamersley, Lucretia, 406. 
Hamersley, Thomas, 406. 
Hameisley, William, ^50, 2C9, 356, 406. 
Hamersley, William, Jr., lilW. 
Handlin, Catharine, 402. 
Handlin, Euphen, 402. 
Handlin, James, 402. 
Handlin, Martha, 402. 
Handlin, Mary, 402. 
Handlin, Thomas, 402. 
Hanmer, Francis, 437. 
Hanover. N. J., 338. 
Hanson, Hans, 85, 80, 87, 136. 
Harden, Hendrick, 227. 
H'vnsen, Hendrick R., 226. 
H-insen, Ryckert, 2'2G. 
Hansen, Sarah, 226. 
Hansul, Joseph, 4!9. 
Hants, England, 236. 
Harden, Heyltie, 31. 
Hardenbergh, G.,324. 
Hardenbergh, Jacob, 46. 
Hardenbergh, Johanes, 308. 
Hardenbergh, Petronella, 415, 47. 
Hardeibrook, Abel, 104. 192, 296. 
Hardenbrook, Abraham, :>06. 
Hardenbrook, Arientie, 110. 
Hardenbrook, George, 404. 
Hardenbrook, Gsrardus, 322. 
Hardenburgh, Abraham, 193. 
Hardenburgh, Gerardus, 193, 457. 
Hardenbnrgh, Jacob, I'.iH. 
Hardenburgh, Jacoba, 193. 
Hardenburgh, John, 457. 
Hardenburgh, Johanes, 51, 193. 193,237. 



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Hardenburgh, Johanes, Jr., 193. 

Harden burgh, Johanes, t Co., 877. 

Hardenburgh, Maritio, 193. 

Hardenburgh Patent, N. Y., 193. 

Hardman, Frances, 2:29. 

Hardman, Jonathan, 2'29, 

Hardman, Lawrence, 229. 

Hardy, Gov. Charles, 470. 

Haring, Abraham, 403, 431. 

Haring, (Catharine, 68. 

Haring, Elbert, 290, 403, 407, 448. 

Haring, Elbert, Jr. , 407 see Heringh. 

Harlem, N. Y., 27, 184, 408. 4ti5. 

Harley, Mary, 116. 

Harlow, Benjamin, Jr., 123. 

Harlow, Judah, 328. 

Harpending, John, 226. 

Har]>er, Gideon, 485. 

Harper, Janetie, 485. 

Harper, Nicholas, 450. 

Harper, Thomas, 486. 

Harper, William, 486. 

H-irring, Abraham, 431. 

Hamng, Elbert, 407, 408, 448. 

Harring, Elbert, Jr. , 407. 

Harris, Eunice, 437. 

Harris, George, 98, 436, 437. 

Harris, Henry, 437. 

Harris, John, 47. 

Harris, Capt. Joseph, 437. 

Harris, Margaret, 424. 

Harris, Richard, 194, 243, 424. 

Harrison, Anne, 485. 

Harrison, Dorothy, 4S5. 

Harrison, Francis, 485. 

Harrison, Francis, <fc Co., 46. 

Harrison, George, 56. 

Harrison, Henry, 95. 

Harrison Purchase, N. Y., 207. 

Harsen, Sarah, 080. 

Hart, David, 57. 

Hart, Samuel, 484. 

Harfcgers, Fytje, 488, 489. 

Hartgers, Jannettye, 488, 489. 

Hartgers, Peter, 488. 

Hartgers, Rachel. 488, 489. 

Hartshorn, Jonathan, 77. 

Hartshorne, Hugh, 208. 

Hartshorne, Robert, 208. 

Hartshorne, William, 207. 

Hasbrouck, Abraham, 46, 48, 198, 209. 

Hasbronck, Catherine, 46, 47. 

Hasbrouck, Jacob, 48. 

Hatfield, Abram, 470. 

Hatfield, Elizabeth, 470. 

Hatfield, Gilbert, 24. 

Hatfield, Isaac, 470. 

Hatfield, Joshua, 470. 

Hatfield, Peter, 470. 

Hatfield, Peter, Jr., 470. 

Hatson, Giles, 7. 

Hatton, John, 483. 

Haven, Elinor, 315, 316. 

Haven, Sarah, 315, 31(5. 

Hnvens, Abigail, 97. 

Havens, Benjamin, 815, 316. 

Havens, Constant, 188, 189, 315. 



Havens, Desire, 316. 

Havens, George, 97, 188, 315. 

Havens, Hannah, 188. 

Havens, Henry, 315, 316. 

Havens, Jemima, 188. 

Havens, John, 97, 315, 316. 

Havens, Jonathan, 97, 1*8. 315, 316. 

Havens, Jonathan, Jr., 188, 189. 

Havens, Joseph, 142, 188. 

Havens, Keziah, 188. 

Havens, Mary, 316. 

Havens, Nathaniel, 316. 

Havens, Phebe, 316. 

Havens, Sarah, 188. 

Havens, William, 97, 188, 189, 315, 316. 

Haverstraw, N. Y., 173, 248, "316. 

Haviland, Abigail, 163, 252. 

Haviland, Benjamin, 159, 163, 185, 252, 

348. 

Haviland, Benjamin, Jr., 348. 
Haviland, Charity, 163. 
Haviland, Ebenezer, 252. 
Haviland, Ebenezer, Jr. , 252, 253. 
Haviland, Elizabeth, 163, 252. 
Haviland, Hannah, 252. 
Haviland, Jane, 185, 348. 
Haviland, John, 158, 162, 348. 
Haviland, John, Jr., 159, 163. 
Haviland, Joseph, 163, 348. 
Haviland, Killian, 163. 
Haviland, Luke, 348. 
Haviland, Margaret, 163. 
Haviland, Mary, 163, 252. 
Haviland, Peter, 304. 
Haviland, Phebe, 252, 253. 
Haviland, Rachel, 159. 
Haviland, Samuel, 163. 
Haviland, Sarah, 163. 
Haviland, Holomon, 336. 
Haviland, Thomas, 163, 252, 253. 
Haviland, William, 163. 
Hawkins, Caleb, 253. 
Hawkins, Ebenezer, 350. 
Hawkins, Hannah, 253. 
Hawkins, Zachariah, 253. 
Hawkins, Zachariah, J