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THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL 

SOCIETY 

PUBLICATION FUND 



XXXI. 



COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION& 



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



COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATIONS. 



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



COLLECTIONS 



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THE NEW-TORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY 



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Officers of the Society, 1898. 



PRESIDENT, 

JOHN ALSOP KING. 

FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT, 

J. PIERPONT MORGAN. 

SE<X)ND VICE-PRESIDENT, 

JOHN S. KENNEDY. 

FOREIGN CORRESPONDING SECRETARY, 

REV. EUGENE A. HOFFMAN, D.D 

DOMESTIC CORRESPONDING SECRETARY, 

EDWARD F. DE LANCEY. 

RECORDING SECRETARY, 

ANDREW WARNER. 

TREASURER, 

ROBERT SCHELL 

LIBRARIAN, 

WILLIAM KELBY. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 



FIRST CLASS — TOR ONE YEAR, ENDING 1899. 

FREDERIC GALLATIN, ISAAC J. GREENWOOD, 

CHARLES HOWLAND RUSSELL. 

SECOND CLASS — FOR TWO YEARS, ENDING I90O. 

JOHN S. KENNEDY, GEORGE W. VANDERBILT, 

CHARLES ISHAM. 

THIRD CLASS — FOR THREE YEARS, ENDING I9OI. 

JOHN A. WEEKES, J. PIERPONT MORGAN, 

JOHN J. TUCKER. 

FOURTH CLASS — FOR FOUR YEARS, ENDING I902. 

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

FRANCIS TOMES. 

EDWARD F. DE LANCEY, Chairman, 
DANIEL PARISH, Jr., Secretary. 

[The President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and Librarian 
are members of the Executive Committee.] 



Officers of the Society, 189Q. 



PRESroENT, 

JOHN ALSOP KING. 

FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT, 

J. PIERPONT MORGAN. 

SECX)ND VICE-PRESIDENT, 

JOHN S. KENNEDY. 

FOREIGN CORRESPONDING SECRETARY, 

REV. EUGENE A. HOFFMAN, D.D. 

DOMESTIC CORRESPONDING SECRETARY, 

EDWARD F. DE LANCEY. 

RECORDING SECRETARY, 

ANDREW WARNER. 

TREASURER, 

ROBERT SCHELL. 

LIBRARIAN, . 

ROBERT H. KELBY. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 



FIRST CLASS — FOR ONE YEAR, ENDING I900. 

JOHN S. KENNEDY, GEORGE W. VANDERBILT, 

CHARLES ISHAM. 

SECOND CLASS — FOR TWO YEARS, ENDING I90I. 

JOHN A. WEEKES, J. PIERPONT MORGAN, 

JOHN J. TUCKER. 

THIRD CLASS — FOR THREE YEARS, ENDING I902. 

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

FREDERIC WENDELL JACKSON. 

FOURTH CLASS — FOR FOUR YEARS, ENDING I903. 

FREDERIC GALLATIN, ISAAC J. GREENWOOD, 

CHARLES HOWLAND RUSSELL. 

EDWARD F. DE LANCEY, Chairman, 
DANIEL PARISH, Jr., Secretary. 

[The President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, and Librarian 
are members of the Executive Committee.] 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS 

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



VOL. VII. 



JUNE 6, 1766— November 29, i77i- 



WITH LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION, 
jAinjABT 6, 1767— January 11, 1773. 



INTRODUCTION. 

This volume includes part of Idler 25, tlie whole of 
Libers 26 and 27, and apa/rt of lAher 28, bringing the 
abstracts of wiUs down to November 29, 1771. TJie 
abstracts of Letters of Administration are brought 
down to January 11, 1773. 

Li these abstracts no proper names are omitted^ nor 
anything thai ca/n throve light upon genealogy or real 
estate. 

As in aU the preceding volumes^ the labor of prepar- 
ing the Abstracts has been done by William 8. Pelh- 
treau^ one of ike members of the Society^ ami the Index 
has beef I mode by the Librarian. 



CONTENTS. 

Abstracts of Wili^s, Pages 1 to 462 

Lettebs op Administration, ** 463 ** 478 

Appendix, Page 475 

Ck>RRECTioMS Pages 477 " 479 

Index '* 481 " 668 



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ABSTRACTS OF WILLS 



BECORDED IN NEW YORK SURROGATE'S OFFICE. 



LIBEE 25 {Continued). 

Page 229. — In the Name of God, Amen, the 25 day . 
of April, 1766. I, Jacobus Db Bevoisb, of the town of 
Brookland, in Kings County, on Nassau Island, in the 
Province of New York, " being of sound mind. Praised 
be God therefor, but calling to mind the mortality of my 
Body." All debts and funeral charges to be paid. I 
leave to my wife Mary £130, to be paid in one year, and 
she is to have no further share in my estate. I leave 
to my daughter Margaritie, " which I had by my first 
wife," £150, to be paid in one year. I leave to my son 
Bichard a negro boy named " Tom." To my daughter 
Adriantie a negro wench named " Ginn." To my 
daughter Marya a young negro wench named " Lyb." 
" My old wendi Lybbie is to be sold by executors." All 
the rest of my estate is to be divided among my two 
sons Charles and Bichard, and my daughters Ida, Adri- 
antie, and Marya. But my son Charles is to pay to my 
son Richard £100, and my said daughters are to pay 
him £200, in 5 years. If my children cannot agree about 
division of my land, my executors are to sell the same. 
I make my brother, Johanes De Bevoise, of Brookland, 
and Jacobus De Bevoise, of Bushwick, " son of my 
brother John De Bevoise at the Kills," and my daughter 
Adriantie, executors. 

Witnesses, Isaac De Grow, Jurrie Brower, Joseph De 
Groote. 



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Codicil. Whereas in my will I have given to my 

.;-. ,•' daughter Margaritie, "which I had by my first wife," 

•'/;•* £150, I revoke the same, and give her an equal share 

in my estate with the rest, and she is to pay to my son 

Richard £100. 

Dated May 12, 1766. Witnesses, Isaac De Grow 
(blacksmith), John Gilberts, Joseph De Groote. 

Proved in New York before Goldsbrow Banyer, June 
6, 1766. 

Confirmed by Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, Captain- 
General and Governor in Chief of the Province of New 
York, June 6, 1766. 

Page 232. — In the name of God, Amen, December 20, 
1765. I, JoHANES Gabretsen, of Gravesend, in Kings 
County, miller, being weak in body. I leave to my loving 
son Samuel all my estate, real and personal. My wife 
Janittie and my son Samuel " shall live upon my estate 
and have bodily support and house room during my 
wife's life." If my wife marry again, she shall have 
out of my estate " as she has brought unto it," and when 
my son is of age he shall pay her £100. My daughter 
Ida "is to be brought up in a Christian, decent-like 
manner, at the discretion of my executors; and if she 
do marry a husband, my son is to give her a nabor-like 
outsett of house furniture and two cows " ; and when she 
is of age he shall pay her £100. " My executors shall 
see that the Business upon my estate shall be carried on 
in the best manner," and they shall sell my negro man 
" Harry " and my wench " Jude," or my 12-acre lot of 
land lying between Jacobus Reyder and Isaac Denice. 
"I make my brother-in-law, Michael Vandervoort, of 
Bedford, in Brookelin," and my cousin. Jacobus Ryder, 
and my brother-in-law. Rem Willemsen, both of Graves- 
end, executors. 

Witnesses, Albert Terhune, farmer, Stephen Voor- 
hees, Bemardus Ryder. Proved, June 7, 1766. 

Page 233. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Alexandeb 
Macmullen, of Dublin, in Ireland, being sick. I direct 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 3 

all debts to be paid. I bequeath to Sarah Wood, wife 
of William Wood, of the Bowery, innkeeper, all dnes, 
goods, and accounts due to me, and I make her executor. 
December 14, 1765. 

Witnesses, John Hatterof, John Ando, Peter Craf ord. 
Proved, June 9, 1766. 

Page 235. — In the name of God, Amen. I, William 
Heysham, of New York, merchant, "being at present 
bound on a voyage to Sea." I leave to each of my 
uncles, Christopher and William Heysham, £50. To 
Mr. George Duncan Ludlow, £50. To Peter Allaire, of 
New York, and William Imlay, Jr., of Bordentown, 
New Jersey, each £50. The rest of my personal estate 
is to be put at interest by my executors, and the interest 
and the rent of my house on Golden Hill to be paid to 
my mother, and after her death the principal and my 
house on Golden Hill are left to my said uncles, and I 
make them executors. Dated August 28, 1765. 

Witnesses, John Richards, John Jauncey, Richard 
Morris. Proved, June 11, 1766. 

Page 236. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Henby 
Hartley, of New York, mariner, now master of the 
sloop "Dolphin," privateer. After paying debts, I 
leave all the rest of my estate to my wife Elizabeth, and 
make her executor. Dated July 21, 1762. 

Witnesses, John Freeborn, ship chandler, Henry 
Dickinson, of Oyster Bay, James Johnson. Proved, 
June 11, 1766. 

Page 237. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Bemsen, of New York. After all debts are paid, I 
leave to my loving brother. Rem J. Remsen, of New 
York, all my estate, and I make him, and Jacobus Lef- 
ferts, executors. Dated December 24, 1763, " in the 3d 
year of his Majesty's Reign." 

Witnesses, Thomas Hicks, Jacobus Fine, Gent., 
Thomas Crabb. Proved, June 11, 1766. 



4 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Page 238. — " I, Richard Valentine, Jr., of Hemp- 
stead Harbor, Queens County, on Nassau Island, yeo- 
man, being this 28 day of 3d month, called March, in 
the year 1763, well in health, do make this present 
writing to contain my last will." I direct my executors 
to malte a division of my lands, with my father, Richard 
Valentine. My executors are to sell so much of my 
lands as will pay all debts. " Only I would not have 
my house, where my father now lives, sold, and I would 
have my executors set apart so much of my movable 
estate as will be suflScient for my wife and children to 
keep house and carry on farming." The rest to be put 
at interest. My wife is to dwell in my dwelling-house 
until my son is of age or until she marries. " My chil- 
dren are to be supported, educated, and schooled." If 
my wife marries before my children are of age, my 
executors are to have the oversight of them. I leave 
to my wife Phebe two beds and furniture that my 
executors shall judge worth £20; also 6 sitting chairs, 
worth £1 10s., and so much pewter as will be worth £2. 
And one high Bilstede chest, valued at £1 8s., and a 
riding chaise and horse worth £25 2s. 6d. All the rest 
of my estate to my children, my son Richard to have 
a double share, and my daughters Abigail, Sarah, Mary, 
Phebe, and Martha to each a share. After the death 
of my wife and father, my executors are to sell lands. 
I make my wife, and my brother-in-law, Benjamin Rob- 
bins, and my loving friend and kinsman, William Sea- 
man, executors. 

Witnesses, George Weeks, Richard Weeks, Samuel 
Willis. Proved, April 29, 1766, before Thomas Braine, 
Surrogate. George Weeks and Richard Weeks were 
Quakers. 

Page 240. — "Know all men by these Presents, that 
I, John Forbes, of Hempstead, in Queens County, being 
at this time weak in body." In the first place, all debts 
and funeral charges to be paid. I leave to my son 
Alexander £10, to be paid in a convenient time after 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 5 

my wife's decease. I leave to my son William £20. 
To my wife Ann the use of all my estate, real and per- 
sonal, during her life, and then to be sold by my exec- 
utors, and all the proceeds to be paid to my son Bobert 
and my daughter Agnes. I make my wife, and my 
daughter Agnes, and my son William, executors. 
Dated June 10, 1765. 

Witnesses, Bichard Smith, Elizabeth Mott, Isaac 
Smith. Proved, March 11, 1766. 

Page 242. — "I, Daniel Hopkins, of Mosketo Cove, 
in the township of Oyster Bay, in Queens County, being 
this 14 day of April, 1763, pretty well in health." AU 
debts to be paid. I leave to my wife Amy 2 cows, and 
2 horses, such as she shall choose, and 10 sheep, and 
all household goods, and the use of all lands, and she 
is to have the use of my east dwelling-house, with the 
lean-to, chamber, and kitchen. And my sons William 
and Thomas are to cut, carry, and bring wood to my 
house door for my wife's use, and to make her fires for 
her from time to time. I leave to my 2 sons, William 
and Thomas, the western piece of land that I bought of 
the executors of Samuel Weeks, being 15 acres, and they 
are to pay £80 in legacies. My daughter, Martha Hop- 
kins, to have the privilege of dwelling in my east dwell- 
ing-house, while she remains unmarried, and firewood, 
" so long as she remains single." I leave to my sons 
William and Thomas the farm and homestead whereon 
I now dwell, to be divided between them east and west. 
Also the timber land, " and each to have an equal pro- 
portion of the bam and water." My son William is to 
have the north part, with the dwelling-house on the 
same, and Thomas to have the south half with dwelling- 
house on the same. And I leave to each ^ of all other 
lands, meadows, and rights of land. After the death 
of my son William, all his lands are to go to his son 
Daniel in fee simple, but if he dies without issue, then 
to my granddaughters, the daughters of my son Will- 
iam. After the death of my son Thomas, his lands 



6 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

are to go to his son William. I leave to my daughter, 
Martha Hopkins, £40. To my daughter, Hannah Tripp, 
£20. To my daughters, Amy Downing, Abigail Edes, 
Sarah Mudge, Temperance Thomieroft, and Elizabeth 
Coles, each £10. To my granddaughter, Esther Cock 
(daughter of my deceased daughter, Dinah Cock), £10. 
I leave to my daughters Ann Comwell (or Cromwell) 
and Mary Teller, £10 each. To my son Thomas, my 
little gun. To my sons, William and Thomas, all my 
carpenter tools and farming tackling. I leave to my 
wife all the hogs which I have in company with my 
son Thomas, and all my grain. All the rest of my live 
stock to my daughters and granddaughter. I make my 
son William, and my sons-in-law, (Jeorge Downing, 
Micah Mudge, and WOliam Cock, executors. 

Witnesses, Tunis Wortman, Thomas Cock, Samuel 
Willis. Proved, February 15, 1766. 

Page 249. — By his Excellency, Sir Henry Moore, 
Baronet, Captain-General and (jovernor. To John 
French, Esq., Greeting: 

Reposing especial trust and confidence, I do hereby 
give you full power to administer oaths to executors 
and witnesses of all wills, or administrators, and to 
affix the Prerogative Seal thereto. 

Given under my hand and the Prerogative seal of 
the Province of New York, this 11 of June, 1766. 

H. Moore. 

Fort George, this 11 of June, 1766. To Mr. Golds- 
brow Banyer, Deputy Secretary of this Province. Hav- 
ing appointed Mr. John French, my Surrogate in the 
Prerogative Court of this Province, I desire you to 
deliver to him the Seal of office on his demanding it. 

H. MOOBE. 

In virtue of the above order, I do hereby acknowledge 
to have received of Goldsbrow Banyer, Deputy of 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS—LIBER 25. ^ 

George Clarke, Esq., Secretary of the Province of New 
York, the Prerogative Seal of said Province. New 
York, June 12, 1766. 

John French. 
Witnesses, Crean Brash, John Bowles. 

Page 250. — In the name of God, Amen, May 23, 1765. 
I, Jacob CAssow,of Brookland, in Kings County, being 
sick, do make and ordain this my last will. " My Body 
to tlie earth, to be buried in a decent, Christian-like 
maimer," and all debts to be paid. I leave to my wife 
Femmitie, " in whom I am well pleased," one third of 
all the income of my estate, " after all charges of hus- 
bandry and family expenses are paid, and so long as 
she remains my widow and continues in my son's 
family." Also the use of half the house, and firewood 
at the door. " But if she inclines to remove from my 
house, she shall have all the things and goods she 
brought with her when I married her, and one third of 
the income, the expense of the blacksmith first to be 
taken out." I leave to my son Tunis all my land and 
meadows in Boswick, in Kings County, and he is to 
pay £300. I leave to my son Jacob my house, barn, 
orchard, and all land and woodland in the township of 
Brookland, and he is to pay £400. I leave to my two 
sons all my salt meadows. I leave to my daughter 
Maria £40, " as a outsett when she comes to be mar- 
ried," and £80 after my wife's death. I leave to my 
wife's daughter Belitie £40. I leave to my son Isaac 
£40, as an outset when married, and £80 after my 
wife's death, and a good saddle horse when of age. 
I leave to my wife's son, Michael Van Cleef, £40. To 
my wife's daughter Femmitie £40, for an outset, and 
£40 after my wife's death. To my daughter Jannettie 
£40, and £120 after my wife's death. These are to be 
paid by my sons, and the rest used to pay my debts. 
I leave to the children of my first wife, viz., Maria, 
Tunis, Jacob, and Isaac, all my household goods. All 
the rest of my movable estate to my sons Tunis and 



8 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 

Jacob, and I make them, and my good friends, Cornelius 
Dniyee, "of Cripplebush," and Abraham Schenek, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Benson, Joris Bemsen, Tunis 
Bapelye. Proved, June 14, 1766, before John French, 
Surrogate. 

Page 252. — In the name of God, Amen, September 
11, 1765. I, Elisha Budd, of the White Plains, in West- 
chester County, being very weak. All debts to be paid, 
I leave to my eldest son, Jonathan, a certain tract of 
land lying on the north side of a certain road, " begin- 
ning at the School house, and running west by the house 
of Caleb Horton, commonly known by the name of the 
Cross road, and containing 50 acres, with the reversion 
of lands given by my father-in-law, Joseph Lyon." I 
leave to my son James the remainder of my land on 
which my house now stands, be it more or less, " except 
the liberty given to my loving wife before marriage." 
I leave to my four daughters, Miriam Maynard, Sarah 
Purdy, Ann Brown, and Phebe Theal, a tract of land 
which I purchased of Robert R. Livingston, situate in 
Albany County, and all the rest of my movable estate. 
I make my son Jonathan, and my son-in-law, Isaiah 
Maynard, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Hosier, Abigail Macleen, William 
Miller. Proved, September 24, 1765, before Caleb 
Fowler, Surrogate. 

Confirmed by Sir Henry Moore, by John French, 
July 2, 1766. 

Page 254. — In the name of God, Amen, February 6, 
1766, I, Gilbert Totten, of Cortlandt's Manor, in 
Westchester County, farmer, being sick. My executors 
are to sell my negro man "Robin" and my negro 
woman " Susa " soon after my decease, and the money 
used to pay funeral expenses and debts. I leave to my 
wife the whole use of my farm that I now live on, for 
bringing up my children until my eldest son Samuel 
is of age, and then he is to have the use of one quarter. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 9 

And my wife Mary is to have the use of the rest until 
my second son Joseph is of age, and then he is to 
have the use of one quarter. When my son Edward 
is of age, he is to have the use of one quarter. My wife 
is to have the use of the rest, and the hest room in my 
house. After her decease my three sons are to have all 
the farm. I leave to my wife one cupboard, a looking- 
glass, warming-pan, and all pewter and brass, and 
three cows and a horse, and i of the wheat and rye. 
The rest of personal estate to be sold and divided 
among my children, Samuel, Joseph, Edward, Gilbert, 
William, James, and Phebe, when of age. All the lands 
given to me by my honored father, Peter Totten, situate 
in King street. Rye, are to be sold. I leave to my three 
eldest sons, Samuel, Joseph, and Edward, £50 each, 
and the rest to my younger sons, Gilbert, William, and 
James. I leave to my daughter Phebe " a little negro 
girl.'* I make my brother, Peter Totten, and Robert 
Dickinson, executors. 

Witnesses, Josiah Quimby, Joseph Pallam, Caleb 
Fowler. Proved, May 20, 1766, before Caleb Fowler. 
Josiah Quimby was " one of the People called Quakers." 

Page 257. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
BuLEA, of Phillipsburgh, in Westchester County, yeo- 
man, March 18, 1763. I leave all my estate to my son 
Robert, with the leave of my landlord, and he is to main- 
tain my wife during her widowhood. I leave to my son 
Henry 5 shillings. I make my son Robert, and my 
wife Elinor, executors. "If my wife differs with my 
son Robert, he shall pay her £10 a year." 

Witnesses, Samuel Moore, schoolmaster. Deliverance 
Acker, Hanory Cronk. Proved, July 10, 1766. 

[Note. — The lands in the manor of Phillipsburgh 
were mostly held by life leases, which terminated at the 
death of the lessee. — ^W. S. P.] 

Page 258. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Isaao 
BocKHouT, of the manor of Phillipsburgh^ Westchester 



10 ABSTRACTS OP WILL&-LIBER 25. \ 

County, farmer. I leave to my eldest daughter, Mary, 
the goods of my first wife ; that is to say, a cupboard, 
bedstead, etc., and the clothes of her mother. I leave 
to my dearly beloved wife Antie, and the children I 
have by her, viz., John and Rachel, all the rest of my 
estate, real and personal. I make my brother-in-law, 
Jacob Bockhout, and Stephen Ecker, Jr., executors. 

Dated May 30, 1764. Witnesses, Jacob Conklin, 
Garret Cronkheit, Jr., Wolfert Ecker. Proved, Oc- 
tober 30, 1765. 

Page 259. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Geobge 
Jewell, of Phillips Manor, in Westchester County, 
being weak in body, this 17 of November, 1759, I 
leave to my son, Staats Jewell, 15 shillings. I leave 
to my wife Martha one third of my movable estate 
and £10. All the rest of my movable estate to my five 
sons, Staats, William, Abraham, Isaac, and John. And 
they are to pay to my daughters, Sarah Downing and 
Bachel Lemater, £5 each. I make my sons Abraham 
and William executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Gidney, John Gidney, Daniel 
Miller. Proved, July 15, 1765. 

Page 260. — In the name of God, Amen, November 2, 
1761. I, Thomas Kikkum, of the manor of Cortlandt, 
in Westchester County. All debts and funeral expenses 
to be paid. I leave to my grandson, Solomon Karkum, 
5 shillings. To my daughter, Mary Shaw, one third of 
all household goods. To my grandson, Thomas Far- 
rington, one third. To my wife Esther one third 
during her life, and then to my sons Thomas and Zebi- 
dee, and I leave them all the rest of my estate, and 
make them executors. 

Witnesses, Moses Travis, Elisha Travis, Martha 
Travis. Proved, October 29, 1765. 

Page 262. — In the name of God, Amen, March 28, 
1766. I, John Taylor, of Rye, in the County of West- 
chester being sick. I leave to my wife Sarah, for her 



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support, the use of all movable estate during her life, 
and then to all my sons, '' only allowing 20 shillings to 
be paid to my eldest son Henry, as a bar to all claims 
as heir at law." I leave to my ^fe the nse of my dwell- 
ing-house in Rye while she remains my widow, and 
then i to my grandson, Henry Taylor, the eldest son 
of my son Henry, and the other half to all my sons. 
And whereas I claim a right in Rye in the township, 
under Walter Lancaster, late of Rye, deceased, I leave 
the said lands, if recovered, to all my sons, and my wife 
is to have the use of one third. I make my wife Sarah, 
and my friend, Samuel Brown, executors. 

Witnesses, Isaac Anderson, Israel Seaman, John 
Carhart, schoolmaster. Proved, June 4, 1766. 

* 

Page 264. — " Be it remembered, that on the 7 day of 
the 9th month, called September, in the year 1761, I, 
JosiAH Cock, of North Castle, in County of Westchester, 
being very sick." I order all debts to be paid. I leave 
to my four sons, James, Jacob, George, and Isaac, the 
use of all lands, stocks, and utensils, for two years, 
from the first of May next, " to raise and make money 
to pay two certain bonds due to Caleb Hunt." I leave 
to my wife Rebecca the use of ^ of all lands where I 
now live, " but if she shall be married to another man 
then she is to quit the same." I leave to my wife ^ of 
all personal property. All the rest I leave to my four 
daughters, Rhoda, Elizabeth, Hannah, and Martha, 
except 20 shillings to my daughter Deborah. I leave 
to my four sons all my lands and tenements, and they 
are to pay to each of my daughters, Rhoda, Elizabeth, 
Hannah, and Martha, £20, when of age or married. 
I make my sons John and Jacob, and my cousin, 
Thomas Franklin, son of Henry Franklin, late of 
Greenwich, executors. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Smith, Joseph Fowler, William 
Hunt. Proved, June 4, 1766. 

Page 265. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Gebbit 
JoHANES Marseles, of Albany, being of sound mind. 



12 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— U^Ot 2S. 

My executors are to sell all my personal estate except 
my clothing, and my estate at Scfaenectady, if necessary. 
I leave to my mother [not named] the honse I live in, 
during her Ufe. I leave to my brothers, Gesbert and 
Henry, all the remainder of my estate. My son Henry 
is to have the refusal of the house I now live in, at a 
reasonable price, ''and they are to pay to my three 
sisters, Eva, Barbaric, and Maria, as much as they in 
their conscience think right" '' But Maria must have 
£30 for her extraordinary trouble, more than the rest" 
I make my said two brothers executors. 

Dated February 5, 1766. Witnesses, Marten Myn- 
dersen, blacksmith, Cornelius Beekman, Abr. Yates, 
Jr. Proved, May 28, 1766, before John De Peyster, 
Surrogate. 

Page 267. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Watebs 
HiooiHS, of New York, mariner. I leave to Philip 
Burgan, innholder, all my estate, and all that may be- 
come due to me on an intended cruise on board the pri- 
vate sloop of war " Dolphin,*' whereof Captain Hartley 
is commander, and I make him executor. 

Dated July 25, 1760. Witnesses, John Falckner, Will- 
iam Welch, Henry Hartley, Henry Dickinson. Proved, 
July 8, 1766. 

Page 268. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Bichabd 
Jetfkey, of New York, mariner, " being bound to sea." 
All debts to be paid. I leave to my wife Mary the use 
of all my estate while she remains my widow, the better 
to enable her to support herself and bring up and edu- 
cate our children. If she marries, she is to have one 
third. All the rest of my estate I leave to my four 
children, Richard, John, Mary, and Anthony, when of 
age. I make my wife, and my friend, Nathaniel Mar- 
ston, merchant, executors. 

Dated January 17, 1749. Witnesses, Abraham Lodge, 
Richard Morris, James Duane. Proved, July 11, 
1766. 



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Page 271. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Mary 
Bbogkholst, of New York, spinster, "being weak in 
body, but having my usual understanding." I leave 
to my sister, Johanah Phillipse, all my wearing apparell. 
All the rest of my estate I leave as follows : Two thirds 
to my nieces, Ann, wife of David Van Home, Susanah, 
wife of William Livingston, and Elizabeth, wife of 
David Clarkson, and to the children of my deceased 
sister Susanah, wife of Philip French ; And one eighth 
to the children of my late niece, Mary, late wife of Hon. 
William Browne, of Beverley, in New England, also a 
daughter of my sister Susanah. I leave one eighth to 
my nephews, Frederick Phillipse and Philip Phillipse, 
and to my two nieces, Susanah, wife of Beverley Rob- 
inson, and Mary, wife of Roger Morris, children of 
my sister Johanah, late wife of Col. Frederick Phillipse. 
Whereas Mr. William Livingston has already received 
from me in money and house rent the sum of £490, it 
is to be deducted from the share of his wife. My negro 
slaves are to choose their masters among my nephews 
and nieces, they paying their value. I make David Van 
Home, Beverly Robinson, William Livingston, and 
David Clarkson, executors, and they are to dispose of 
my real estate. 

Dated September 12, 1761. Witnesses, Joseph For- 
man, merchant, Catherine Wynkoop, J. Jones. Proved, 
July 25, 1766. 

[Note. — Mary Brockholst was the oldest daughter 
of Anthony Brockholst, at one time Governor of the 
Province. He married Susanah Teller, daughter of Will- 
iam and Mary Teller. The children of Anthony Brock- 
holst are Mary [the testator], Susanah, wife of Philip 
French, Jr., Henry, Judy, and Johanah, who was the 
second wife of Frederick Phillipse. Philip French, 
Jr., and his wife Susanah had children : Susanah, wife 
of William Livingston, the first Governor of the State 
of New Jersey, Elizabeth, wife of David Clarkson, 
Ann, wife of David Van Home, and Mary, wife of Hon. 
William Brown. The house and lot of Mary Brock- 



14 ABSTRACTS OF WILL&-LIBER 25. 

hoist was the same as her father's and grandfather's, 
William Teller. It is now Nos. 64-66 Broadway. It 
was 44 feet wide and 91 feet north of Exchange Place. 
In the will of Mary Teller, 1701, it is described as 
bounded " west by Broadway, east by New street, north 
by Peter King, and south by William Mosse." The 
executors of Mary Brockholst sold it to Jacob Morton, 
October 29, 1785, and he resold it to Brockholst Living- 
ston the same year. It was then bounded "north by 
heirs of Isaac De Peyster and Zachariah Sickles, and 
south by Aaron De Voe, and late Henry Johnson." 
Brockholst Livingston also purchased the lot next 
north. He also bought the east part of the lot next 
south, and sold the whole to Herman Le Roy, May 1, 
1793, for £5,000. Mr. Le Roy then purchased the west 
part of the lot next south in 1801, and thus became the 
owner of Nos. 62-64-66-68 Broadway, making a front 
of 91 feet— W. S. P.] 

Page 273. — In the name of God, Amen, March 18, 
1766. I, John Lane, of New Utrecht, in Kings County. 
My funeral expenses and debts to be paid out of my 
estate. My executors are to sell all my estate, except 
so much household furniture as my wife Ida shall think 
she has need of to keep house with. And I leave her 
the use of all the rest while she remains my widow, to 
bring up and educate the children. If my wife marries, 
I give her one of my best bedsteads and bed and furni- 
ture. All the rest I leave to my four sons, John, Mat- 
thew, Thomas, and Jacob. I make my brother, Mattys 
Lane, and my son John, and my friend, Johanes Bergen, 
and my cousin, Simon Boerum, executors. Signed 
" Jan Laan." 

Witnesses, William Barre, John Van Dyck, Henry 
Van Dyck. Proved, July 29, 1766, before John French, 
in New York. 

Page 275.— In the name of God, Amen, July 25, 1758. 
I, Maky Neufville, of New Rochelle, being sick and 



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weak. I leave to my nephew, John, eldest son of my 
brother, John Nenfville, deceased, 5 shillings, in full 
bar to all claim as heir at law. I leave to my nephew, 
John Bonin, son of my sister, Prudence Bonin, deceased, 
£10 ; To my brother-in-law, James De Blez, all the rest 
of my houses and lands in New Bochelle, and I make 
him, and my sister, Martha De Blez, executors. 

Witnesses, Isaac Guion, Alexander Noel, Philip Van 
Cortlandt. Proved, June 28, 1766. 

Page 277. — In the name of God, Amen, October 11, 
1763. I, Joseph Fortin, of New York, mariner. I 
leave to my wife Sarah the use of all real and personal 
estate during her life, to enable her to bring up our 
son Joseph. After her death I leave all my estate to my 
son Joseph, when of age. " And he shall be kept at 
School, and educated till old enough to be put as an 
apprentice." If my wife and son should both die, then 
I leave all my estate to my wife's sister, Catharine Hay- 
cock. "My silver tankard, table spoons, tea spoons, 
and watch, and my large silver soup spoons, all marked 
J. F. S., are to be for my son Joseph." I make my wife 
Sarah, and my friends, James Devereaux and Francis 
Bassett, executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Forbes, John Forbes, John Na- 
thaniel Hutchins. Proved, August 6, 1766. 

Page 279. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Jonathan 
Abgheb, of East Chester, in Westchester County. I 
direct all debts to be paid. My executors are to sell 20 
acres of my land, adjoining to the land of Timothy Hunt, 
which I purchased of my son-in-law, Stephen Fowler, 
and the money to be applied toward paying the debts 
of said Stephen Fowler, and he is to have th^ use of 
all the land and tenements which I purchased from him 
on the 27 day of June, 1764, during the life of my 
daughter Sarah, his wife, and then to him and his chil- 
dren. I leave to my son, Ezekiel Archer, all my houses, 
lands, and meadows, except as above ; Also my negroes, 



1Q ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBEB 26. 

stock, and household goods. I leave to my son John 
£40, To my daughter Sarah, wife of Stephen Fowler, 
£20, To my grandson, Caleb Archer, £10, To my daugh- 
ter Abigail, wife of Joshua Pell, Jr., £300. All the rest 
I leave to my two sons, John Archer and Ezekiel Archer, 
and I make them executors. 

Dated September 26, 1764. Witnesses, Benjamin 
Hunt, David Fowler, Thomas Allen. Proved, August 
2, 1766. 

Page 282. — In the name of God, Amen, April 13, 
1764. I, JoHANis Garrison, of Richmond County, being 
at this time in good health. I direct all debts to be 
paid. "I leave to my dearly beloved wife Margaret 
the use of the best room in my house, which she shall 
chuse, and as much house furniture as she shall think 
necessary for her comfort, and a negro man and 
woman," Also 4 good cows and a good horse, and the 
privilege of all sorts of fruit on my plantation. My two 
sons, Johanis and Aromanus, shall pay her, each, £10 
a year, and provide her beef, pork, and bread com and 
firewood, and pasture and hay, during her widowhood. 
I leave to my daughter Hannah my best bed and furni- 
ture, and my large brass kettle, and my negro woman 
" Sarah." I leave to my son Johanis a negro boy, and 
to each of my sons a negro slave. I leave to my son 
Aromanus one half of the stock on the place, between 
him and me in partnership. I leave to my sons, Johanis 
and Aromanus, all my carpenter tools. All the rest of 
my movables I leave to my four sons, Cornelius, Jacob, 
Hendrick, and Abraham, and my daughter Hannah. I 
leave to my two sons, Johanis and Aromanus, the Plan- 
tation that I dwell on, with all the improvements, and 
all my lands in Richmond County. My son Aromanus 
is to have the house where I now live, and Johanis to 
have the house where he lives, and the land to be divided 
equally, and they are to pay to their brothers and sister 
£40 per annum, " until they make up £140." I make 
my sons, Johanis, Cornelius, and Jacob, executors. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. ]7 

Witnesses, Aaron Van Name, Simon Van Name, 
Benjamin Hubbard. Proved, August 18, 1766, before 
Benjamin Seaman, Surrogate. 

Page 284. — In the name of God, Amen, June 28, 1748. 
I, Philip Schuyler, of Albany, being in perfect health. 
It is my will that all just debts and funeral charges be 
paid. I leave to my two brothers, Jeremey and Peter, 
all my wearing apparell, both linen and woollen, and 
my watch and sword. I leave to my sister, Gertruy 
Lansingh, £50, to be paid by my brother Peter. I leave 
to my nephew, Peter Lansingh, two large silver salt- 
cellars. I leave to my two sisters, Margaretta Living- 
ston and Gertruy Lansingh, and my nephew, Barent 
Staats, Jr., all my right in the Patent of Westenhook, 
to each i of my ^ of said Patent, And my nephew, 
Barent Staats, is to pay to his sister, Anna Vanderpoel, 
£50. " It is my will that the present Burying-place be 
for ever kept and appropriated for that use and no other, 
and I hereby devise the said ground, containing one 
acre, for to be the burying-place for all the descendants 
of my father, Peter Schuyler, deceased, and my father- 
in-law John Schuyler, deceased, and such other persons 
as my wife Margarita shall allow to be there buried, 
and my brothers, Jeremey and Peter, shall allow.*' I 
leave to my wife, Margarita Schuyler, ^ of two lots 
lying at Canajoharie, in Albany County, on the north 
side of Mohawk River, and now in occupation of Hen- 
drick Markell; Also all my real estate at the Flatts, 
while she remains my widow, and she is to pay all my 
just debts and funeral charges. " I leave to my brother, 
Jeremy Schuyler, after the death or marriage of my 
wife, my Great Island, called the Flats Island, he pay- 
ing to the Patroon or Lord of the Manor of Bensselaer- 
wyck 4 bushels of wheat yearly, in lieu of all other rents 
and services.'* I leave to my brother, Peter Schuyler, 
after my wife's death or marriage, all the rest of the 
farm called the Flatts, and he is to pay to my sister, 
Gertruy Lansingh, £50, and to my nephew, Peter Lan- 



18 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

singhy £50, and to the Patroon or Lord of the Manor 
4 bushels of wheat yearly, in lieu of all other rents and 
services. I make my wife executor. 

Witnesses, John De Peyster, Nicholas Schuyler,' 
Janes Stevenson. Proved, June 6, 1758, before John 
De Peyster, Surrogate. 

Confirmed by Sir Henry Moore, September 2, 1766. 

Page 287. — " Know all men by these Presents, that 
I, John Wing, of Batemans [Beekmans] Precinct, in 
Duchess County, being weak and sick." My executors 
are to sell " that 40 acres of land over the River, that I 
bought of Grover," to pay debts. I leave to my wife 
Hannah one third of my movable estate, and the use 
of one third of my real estate, except what I give to 
my daughters, and the use of half the house and one 
third of the bam, " during she is my widow " ; also a 
saddle. I leave to my two sons, John and William, 
" all the land I am now possessed of, except in the New 
Townships I bought at Otter Creek," " And all my home- 
stead, and the land I bought of Browning on the moun- 
tain." My son John is to have in his part all the land 
on the west side of the Great Brook that runs north 
through my meadow, belonging to my old homestead, 
with all the buildings thereon. " And my son William 
is to have in his part all that tract of land on the Hill 
I bought of Browning." My executors are to choose a 
couple of Friends, with them to divide the lands. I 
leave to my three daughters, Dinah, Martha, and 
Hannah, all that tract of land which I have ordered to 
be sold to pay debts if my executors do not sell it. My 
working team and tools to be sold for the use of the 
farm. "I leave to my two sons and three daughters 
all my lands in the New Township." My wife is to have 
the use of my sons' lands till they come of age. I make 
my wife, and my friends, Benjamin Duvel and Edward 
Shove, executors. 

" Dated the 6 day of 2 month, called February," 1766. 
Witnesses, Daniel Hoag, Judah Hoag, Dobson Wheeler, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 19 

of New Milford, Conn. Proved before Bartholemew 
Crannell, Surrogate, August 28, 1766. [The witnesses 
and executors are all Quakers.] 

[Note. — Beekmans Precinct is the southeast comer 
of Duchess County, and John Wing was one of the 
Quaker families that settled on the " Oblong." His 
descendants are now living there. — ^W. S. P.] 

Page 290. — In the name of God, Amen, September 
6, 1766. I, Jacob Bond, of New York, carpenter, being 
weak. I leave to my wife Sarah one third of all my 
estate, and to my daughters, Mercy and Mary, each one 
third. All my estate is to be sold by my executors. 

1 make my Tidfe, and Christopher Benson, executors. 
Witnesses, John Lee, cartman, John Post, James Van 

Gelder. Proved, September 17, 1766. 

Page 292. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Davis, of East Hampton, in Suffolk County, yeoman, 
"being aged, and attended with many infirmities, but 
of sound mind." I leave to my daughter-in-law [step- 
daughter f]^ Mehetabel Stratton, the use of my house 
and home lot, now in her possession, during her life, 
and then to her son, Benjamin Stratton. I leave to the 
said Benjamin Stratton my lot of land lying in New- 
town, between John Mulford and Thomas Talmadge, 
being 10 acres ; Also a piece of land between John Par- 
sons and Beriah Dayton, " fronting the Lane commonly 
called Caryls Lane," being 16 acres ; Also ^ of a share 
on Montauk ; Also a piece of land in the 5 Acre Division, 
adjoining Hands Creek path, with the amendment, being 
12 acres; Also 1 acre, i and 20 poles, of Commonage, 
in East Hampton, with all the land in the 5 Acre Divi- 
sion ; Also a piece of meadow in Acabonac Neck, being 

2 acres, bounded north by John Parsons, south by 
Timothy Miller ; Also my meadow at North West Har- 
bor, running east from said Harbor, to the head of the 
creek which parts my meadow from the meadow of 
Captain Baker and Isaac Hedges. My wife is to have 
the use of all these lands during her widowhood. If 



20 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 

Benjamin Stratton dies under the age of thirty years, 
his lands are to go to my nephew, John Davis. I leave 
to John Davis and Benjamin Stratton my Great Lot 
of woodland lying near North West, being 130 acres. 
I leave to Jonathan Baker a piece of meadow on the 
east side of Acabonac Harbor, near the East Beach, 
adjoining his meadow. I leave to Deborah, wife of 
Josiah Miller, Jr., 40 shillings. To John Davis, Jr., 
jC60. I leave to Benjamin Stratton my chest with a 
double lock, and all my husbandry tools. I leave to 
Mehetabel Stratton all. my cattle and grain, and my 
pewter, and silver spoons, and half of my household 
goods, and £20; To Abigail, wife of Daniel Conkling, 
£5; To Hannah, wife of Lion Gardiner, the rest of 
my household goods. "All my books of history and 
divinity I leave to Mehetabel Stratton, Hannah Gar- 
diner, Abigail Conkling, and John Davis. I leave to 
Mehetabel Stratton the use of my house and lot for one 
year, and all the rest of my personal estate I leave to 
her and John Davis, Jr., my nephew ; and I make them, 
and John Gardiner and Daniel Conkling, executors. 

Dated August 30, 1763. Witnesses, Beriah Dayton, 
Jeremiah Conkling, John Chatfield. Proved, August 
8, 1766, before Maltby Gelston, Surrogate. 

Page 295. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Adam 
Scot, of the Precinct of Wallkill, in Ulster County, 
being sick and weak, this May 2, 1766. I leave to my 
two sons, Alexander and John, the messuage or tene- 
ment where I dwell. After paying debts, I leave all 
the rest of my personal estate to my wife Sarah, until 
my children are of age, " and they are to be taught to 
read and write, so far as to understand accounts." Mv 
wife is to have a reasonable maintenance during widow- 
hood. I make my friends, David Jaggers and John 
Milliken, both of the Precinct of Wallkill, executors. 

Witnesses, Andrew Kidd, James Kadd, James Ful- 
ton. Proved, August 29, 1766, before George Clinton, 
Surrogate. 



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Page 296. — "I, Samuel Biggs, of Brookhaven, in 
Suffolk County, being this 4 day of May, 1765, in 
Hfealth." I leave to my brother, Jacob Biggs, 10 shil- 
lings. I leave to my sister, Martha Longbotham, the 
interest of £20 during her life. I leave to my sister, 
Ruth Satterly, the interest on £10, so long as she re- 
mains a widow. I leave to John Biggs, son of my 
brother David, £20 when of age ; but if he dies, then to 
his younger brother, David Biggs. I leave to my 
brother Isaac all my personal estate and cattle and 
household goods, and my loom and tackling. I make 
my brother, James Biggs, and my trusty friend, Elijah 
Smith, executors. 

Witnesses, Daniel Smith, Isaac Smith, Amos Smith. 
Proved, May 12, 1766, before Henry Smith, Esq. 

Page 298. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Bbiceell, of New York, mariner, December 10, 1754. 
After paying all debts, I leave to my wife Margaret 
all my household goods and movables, and make her 
executor. 

Witnesses, Thomas Chadwick, cartman, Thomas Wall. 
Proved, February 17, 1765, before Goldsbrow Banyer. 

Confirmed by Sir Henry Moore, Governor, October 
8, 1766. 

Page 300. — " I, Richabd Coffey, of New York, mar- 
iner, being in good health." I leave to my wife Catha- 
rine one half of my dwelling-house and lot in New York, 
and one half of all the rest of my estate. The other 
half I leave to my son, Richard Coffey, and to my two 
sons-in-law [stepsons] j Peter Haley and John Haley, 
children of my wife by her former husband, and to my 
daughter, Mary Coffey. I make my trusty friends, 
Richard Wright and John Haley, both of New York, 
mariners, executors. 

Dated July 9, 1762. Witnesses, Thomas Oelston, 
Thomas Forbes, James Emott. Proved, October 7, 
1766. John Haley was then the surviving executor. 



22 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Page 301. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Abraham 
Blanck, of New York, cartman. I leave to my wife 
Mary the use of all my estate during her widowhood. 
After her death I leave to my grandson, Abraham 
Blanck, £50; To my grandson Robert, £10; To my 
granddaughter, Mary Mills, £60; To my daughter 
Mary, wife of Thomas Harding, £50 ; To my daughter, 
Susanah Merchant, £60. "I leave to my eldest son, 
Isaac, £25, and the house I dwell in, and the land be- 
longing to the same, reaching as far as where Mr. Kirk 
now lives ; " " And he is to allow to his other brothers 
their parts in proportion to what the little house and lot 
shall be valued, which said house joins to Mr. Kirk's." 
I leave to my son Jeremiah the house and land where 
Mr. McDoyle now lives, with the horse stables. I leave 
to my son Paul the house and land where he now dwells, 
which joins to William Beekman. I leave to my son 
Casporus the house and land I bought of Quackenbush, 
which runs as far as Mr. Kirk's fence. I leave to my 
son Jacob the house and lot that Mr. Kirk now dwells 
in. After the death of my wife, all the personal estate 
is to be sold by my executors, at public vendue; Also 
my negro wench, and the money to be paid to my sons. 
I make my wife Mary, and my sons Isaac and Jeremiah, 
executors. 

Dated June 8, 1763. Witnesses, John Eberts, inn- 
keeper, T. Clement, William Swansin. Proved, October 
9, 1766. 

[Note. — The lands above mentioned seem to be on 
the south side of Spruce street, near Nassau street. — 
W. S. P.] 

Page 304. — In the name of God, Amen, September 
30, 1764. I, William Burnham, of Greenwich, in the 
Out Ward of New York, gardener. I order all debts 
paid. I leave to my wife Isabella all the profits of my 
estate, real and personal. My children, William, Isa- 
bella, Robert, and Anthony, are to be supported and 
maintained in a decent Christian-like manner, until they 



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many or come of age. I leave to my daughter Eliza- 
beth my Large Bible; To my son William my silver 
watch and wearing apparell; To my daughter Isabella 
" one gold ring worth 28 shillings " ; To my son Robert 
" my silver shew stock and knee buckles " ; To my son 
Anihony my silver vest buttons and gold sleeve buttons. 
All the rest of my estate to my five children. My exec- 
utors are to sell all the estate within six months after 
the death or marriage of my wife. I make my wife, and 
Cornelius Cregier, " my well-beloved friend," executors. 
Witnesses, Joseph Cochran, Leonard De Klyn, G. 
Furman. Proved, October 9, 1766. 

Page 306. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Catharine 
CoLDEN, daughter of Cadwallader Colden, Esq., Lieu- 
tenant-Governor of New York, being greatly indisposed. 
I leave all my estate, real and personal, to Cadwallader, 
the son of my brother Alexander Colden, and to Alex- 
ander, the son of my brother Cadwallader Colden, and 
to Alice, daughter of my sister, Alice Willett. Men- 
tions, "my nephew Eichard Colden, and my niece, 
Jane Colden, and nephew Gilbert Willett." I make my 
brothers, Cadwallader and Alexander, and my brother- 
in-law, William Willett, executors. I leave to my 
brother, David Colden, the money due me on bond of 
James Bums for £100. 

Witnesses, Mag. Nichols, William Farquhar, Gteorge 
Banyer. Proved, October 10, 1766. 

Page 307. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Gedney, of Scarsdale, in Westchester County, this March 
13, 1765. I leave to my wife Mary two beds and furni- 
ture, and my desk and riding-chair, a negro girl, and 
£200, and the use of two small rooms in the north part 
of my house. I leave to my son Bartholemew £20, be- 
sides what I have given him. To my son John £20, 
and all my wearing apparell, over what I have already 
given him. I leave to my son Elijah all my lands in the 
manor of Scarsdale, and a negro man and £40, ''to 
maintain him for lifetime," and all my farming tools. 



34 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 25. 

Of the rest of my movable estate I leave J to the children 
of my daughter Anna, deceased, and the rest to my 
wife Mary and my daughters Mary, Martha, Ruth, and 
Esther. I make my wife Mary, and my loving brother, 
Joseph Oedney, and my son Elijah, executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Cornell, Sarah Tompkins, Bene- 
dict Carpenter. Proved, October 11, 1766, before John 
Bartow. " Benedict Carpenter being a Quaker." 

Page 309. — In the name of God, Amen, October 27, 
1765. I, Daniel Haines, of Rye, in Westchester 
County, being sick. I leave to my wife £100, and two 
best feather beds, and one cow which she pleases." I 
leave to my granddaughter, Esther Miller, £50 when 
she is 18 years of age ; To my two daughters, Bebecca 
and Mercy, £100 each when 18. All the rest of my 
estate, real and personal, I leave to my sons, Gidney 
and David, when of age, and my wife is to have the 
use of all until they are of age. I leave to my son 
Gidney a gun. I make my wife, and Eleazar Gidney, 
my father-in-law, and my brother, James Haines, exec- 
utors. 

Witnesses, Matthew Haines, William Cochran, Rich- 
ard Budd. Proved, September 29, 1766. 

Page 311. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Anthony 
Hill, of the manor of Cortlandt, in Westchester County, 
l)eing weak in body, this 26 of May, 1766. All my estate 
to be sold by my executors, except one bed and bedding, 
and gray mare, which I give to my wife Elizabeth. 
After j>aying debts, I leave the rest to my wife and 
my two daughters, Estlier and Marj\ I make my trusty 
and loving brothers, Andrew Hill and Joseph Walters, 
and my wife, executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Matthews, Mary Matthews, Moses 
Travis. Proved, August 25, 1766, before Caleb Fowler, 
Surrogate. 

Page 313. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Seth 
Moore, "in the Province of New York." I leave to 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 26 

my 3 sisters, Jane, Martha, and Esther Moore, all that 
part that my father left me of his movable estate, " as 
long as they are single; and as soon as any of them 
are married, their part they must resign np to the 
others, and the one who remains the longest unmar- 
ried shall resign the same to my brother Isaac, and 
he shall make retaliation to my brothers' and sisters' 
children at the dictation of my executors." I leave to 
my brothers, William, Moses, and Isaac, and my sisters, 
Jane, Martha, Esther, Ann, and Rachel, all my real 
and personal estate. "My executors shall bury me 
decently, and convert all that belongs to me into money, 
and pay all debts, and send the remainder home with 
some careful Captain, to my brothers, Moses or Isaac 
Moore, in Ballyline, near Londonderry, in Ireland." 
I make Bev. Thomas Johnson and Mr. Thomas Pear- 
sail, of New York, executors. 

Dated March 22, 1765. Witnesses, John Talman, 
Phebe Talman. Proved in Queens County, before 
Thomas Braine, Surrogate, October 20, 1766. [In the 
probate he is called Seth Moore, schoolmaster.] 

Page 314. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard 
Smith, of Smithtown, in Suffolk County, being in per- 
fect health. I leave to my son, Isaac Smith, all my 
lands lying at a place called Nissequogue Neck, "to- 
gether with the house I now dwell in, which I suppose 
to stand thereon," and all other tenements and heredita- 
ments thereto belonging; Also part of my lands at a 
place called the Old Mill, that is to say, the norther- 
most lot as now fenced, with the meadow, together with 
all that tract above, or east of the road, except 10 acres ; 
Also my lot on the Beach Thatch bed, in Stony Brook 
Harbor; Also all my thatch beds in Nissequogue Har- 
bor, except the lots on Ward's Thatch bed. I also leave 
him a negro man, "Peter," and a negro woman, and 
aU the plate in the house, and my farming utensils, 
and horses and working cattle, and cattle and sheep. 
I leave to my daughter Anna the north half of that tract 



])Q ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 25. 

of linul on whioh she lives and a negro wench and her 
two childi'on, and the cows she now has. I leave to my 
dnuKhlor Sarah a negro wench, and the plate she now 
hnii; And in case Mr. Daggett pays the bond to Dr. 
M\ur8on» for which I am bound, then my daughter 
Snnih Hhall bo eqiial to the rest of my daughters. I 
K^ivo to luy daughter Martha a negro wench, and the 
phUo sho has, and her equal part with the rest of her 
W8ti*rs, 1 Iwivo to my daughter Charity a n^ro wench, 
Hiui tho plato she now has, and an equal share with the 
rtHiit of hor sisters. I leave to my daughter Oloriana 
H lU'^u) girl« and the plate she now has« and £30 more 
in division than her married sisters. To my daughter 
IMu^H^ H iH'^ro boy, and the plate she now has, and £70 
luoiv than ht^r married sisters. My daughter Anna 
5!JmU Ih^ oharJ^H^. for the land I gave her, £100. My 
iCMvutor^ HIV to st^ll all lands on the west side of the 
riwr. nud also tho laml at the Old Mill; also my 50 
«ow lol m><ir i^ltfc?ounsnok. being Number 4; Also tbe 
trth'l of Uud chIKhI Hawkins fieki and the land on the 
hill IvtVrv wiy vloor* whioh formerly was a Parsonage. 
Tl^7 Hr^^ Hi^v^ U^ s%^U all the rest of my personal estate, 
^Uvt ih^ itvtx'v K> K" divide^! among all my dau^tersL 
I iv^X^ Wir.uuu NkvlU Jr^ Es^^ and my loved fneodsy 
Jtv\sx^h S^iuch aiKl IXjuiiel ^liih. and my son. Isaac 

v\'*<;.oJx /4fc» U. ITixV' I Iv«w lo r:iv oaisdrters 
l^iv ;itrvx It Vc^,^r* :h^ )w^ of r,'y ^nrvi&: rvxxsi aad brf- 
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ABSTRACTS OF WILLS—MBER 25. 27 

Smith, and grandson of the Patentee of Smithtown, 
L. I. He was bom April 16, 1696. He married first 
Anna Sears, second Martha Howell. Of his daughters, 
Sarah married Rev. Naphthalai Daggett; Nancy mar- 
ried ^bner Smith; Martha married Andrew Sanford; 
Charity married John Adams; Gloriana married Jo- 
seph Bryant; and Phebe was the wife of Nathaniel 
Piatt. His signature, "R. Smith," distinguished him 
from others of the name. His homestead was on the 
north side of the street at Nissequogue, and now owned 
by the Misses Haries. It was left to his son Isaac, bom 
October 30, 1745, died August 23, 1775. He left it to 
his son Richard 4th, commonly known as " Shell Dick," 
who left no issue. — W. S. P.] 

Page 318. — "I, Thomas Carpenter, of Harrison's 
Purchase, in the town of Rye, Westchester County. I 
leave to my son Thomas 20 shillings ; To my son Isaac 
20 shillings. My executors are to sell all debts." All 
the rest of my estate I leave to my two daughters, 
Martha, wife of Thomas Park, and Freelove, wife of 
Thomas Marsh. I make my son-in-law, Thomas Park, 
executor. 

Dated August 29, 1766. Witnesses, Gilbert Bloomer, 
Isaac Oakley, Hezekiah Doolittle, Jr. Proved, Sep- 
tember 12, 1766. 

Page 320. — "I, Celors [!] Mott, of Hempstead, in 
Queens County, June 13, 1765." My executors are to 
sell all estate and pay all debts. All the rest I leave 
to my wife Susannah. I make my friends, Joseph 
Burr, Jr., and John Alburtis, cordwainer, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Braine, Martin Schenck, James 
Cornell. Proved, June 21, 1766. 

Page 320. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Abraham 
LoTT, of Jamaica, in Queens County, " being in perfect 
health, but being far advanced in age, and considering 
that I have but a short time to continue in this transitory 



HH AfSHTUAOrS OF WILLfr-LIBER 2S. 

lif^/^ I leave to my bod. Rem Lott, all my horses, 
WHtgonHf ploughn, and all my carpenter tools; also all 
my laridM, meadows, and messuages in Jamaica or else- 
whi^ra i A rid he is to provide me a comf ortahle maintain- 
Hum (Inriuff my natural life, and he is to pay to the rest 
of my ^fhildren £504, as follows: To my daughter 
(Jharity, wife of Nicholas Van Aersdalen, £72; To my 
mm ll<)ndrick, £72; To my son Jacob, £72; To my 
mm Inaac, £72; To my three granddaughters, the chil- 
dren of my dcKfcased son Abraham, viz., Abraham, 
Miitij(«, iiful (Jorneliufl, £72; To my son John, £72. 
All tlH) roHi of my estate I leave to my children. I make 
my HoriM, P(»t(»r, John, and Rem, executors. 

IhxUnl tluly 21, 1760. Witnesses, Benjamin Hinch- 
iniiii, |{()l)(n*t llinchman, Benjamin Hinchman, Jr. 
Provcul, Moptoinbor 4, 1766. 

Vngi^ IV21\. In Uio name of God, Amen, August 9, 
17<!6, 1, .Ikhkmiah Fowlfir, of Hempstead Harbor, in 
l^)uiu»nH County, boing sick and weak. I order all debts 
U\ W paid. I loavo to my wife Sarah the use of £50, 
nnd t^no gootl foathor boil and furniture, and a cup- 
boanK nn\ni\ tabU\ toa-kottle, and otlier articles to the 
vahio of £5; Also six chairs, and a horse, and my 
liiuMK I leavo to n^y son David £20; To my son Jere- 
\\m\\ %^ slullings; To my son William £200, and all 
!\iy faruung tools, I loavo to my daughter, Sarah 
Haight« ,t%>; To my daughter, Elizabeth Travis, £5; 
To u\>* daughter. Mary Grwu. £5: To my grandson, 
Khmtlian Kowlor, son of my son David. £10. All the 
r^v^t of mv ^^tato I K^vo to my thr^^ sons. David, Jere- 
miah, ami WilUauu I make my son-in-law. Abraham 
Uatrteld. of Whiio Plains, ami \Villiam l>usenbury, of 
Kye. e\^vutv^r^ 

\Yiu^\<5ix*^ Ku'harvl Alsoj\ Thomas Kirbv, Isaac 
VuvWrhit:. lV>v^\l. iVcobor 11. ITtW. 

l^^e vv;^C\ ** Kivw all uvti by these l>^?sents. that 
I. \Vii*:km Tuju.vn. of Kluas&ius. in i^uie^iis Couniy, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 29 

being this 2 day of June, 1766, in a weak state of 
health." My executors are to pay all debts. I leave to 
my wife Mary the rents and profits of all my houses, 
lands, meadows, and my grist-mill, until my eldest son, 
John, is of age; And if she continues my widow, she 
is to have the use of two thirds until my son William 
is of age, and then she is to have the use of one third 
until my youngest son, Oliver, is of age; Also the use 
of all my negroes and live stock, to enable her to carry 
on the farming business. When my sons are of age 
they are each to have one third, and my wife is to have 
the use of my west dwelling-house, with chamber and 
lean-to on the north side, and the use of bam, and suffi- 
cient firewood, and two cows, to be kept on my farm 
winter and summer, and a horse and riding-chair, " and 
bread com of all sorts, and meat of different kinds," 
and two good feather beds, so long as she remains my 
widow, "and no longer." If she marries, she is to 
have £500, and a horse and riding-chair, and a negro 
woman, " and my large Looking Glass in the west room." 
I leave to my three sons my negro man "Samuel." 
My executors may sell "the house and land where 
Elizabeth Smith now lives, and which my father, John 
Talman, deceased, bought of Benjamin Farrington, de- 
ceased, and whidi formerly belonged to John Man, 
deceased, lying in Flushing." I leave to my three sons 
all my houses, lands, buildings, and mill, and rights 
of land and meadow. My eldest son, John, is to have 
the dwelling-house and buildings where I now live, and 
enough land to make his share one third. My young- 
est son, Oliver, is to have my grist-mill. " My sons 
and daughters are to be well brought up, educated, and 
well schooled, suitable to their circumstances." I leave 
to my three sons £3,000, to be put at interest. I leave 
to my eldest daughter, Anna Talman, a negro girl and 
£1,000; To my youngest daughter, Jane Talman, £1,- 
460 when she is 18 or married. I leave to my wife i 
of household goods, and the rest to my daughters. 
All the rest of my estate to my 5 children. I leave to 



30 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 

each of my sons a negro man and a horse, and my 
daughters are to dwell in the house and he supported 
till married. " My will is that my son William shall 
have Common Learning at our Common School, and 
after that he shall he put out to a Grammar School, to 
learn Latin, Hehrew, and Greek, and qualifie him to 
Learn the Law, and when he is fit for the Law to put 
him to the Study of the Law with an able Lawyer, the 
expense to he taken out of his share." I make my wife, 
and my loving brothers, Valentine Hewlet Peters, John. 
Rodman, and Samuel Willis, of Jericho, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Foster, Cornelius Monfort, Jr., 
Peter Monfort. Proved, July 16, 1766. 

Page 331. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Isaao 
Sperin, of the Parish of Tiverton, in the County of 
Somerset, England, clothier. I leave to my wife Ann 
£80 per annum ; also the use of my messuage or house, 
outhouses, gardens, and orchard, on a ground called 
Clatch Mead, in said Parish, and all household goods 
and plate, during her life. I leave to my daughter, 
Susanah Sperin, £2,000 ; To my servant, William Lock- 
wood, £10; To my servant, James Lockwood, £20. I 
leave all the rest of my estate to my son Isaac, and 
make him executor. 

Dated August 4, 1748. Certificate of Thomas, Arch- 
bishop of Canterbury, that the foregoing will was 
proved in London, March 29, 1756. Confirmed by Sir 
Henry Moore, Governor, November 1, 1766, and letters 
of administration granted to Henry Guest, of New 
Brunswick, New Jersey, attorney for Isaac Sperin. 

Page 334. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Jonathan 
Wheeler, of New York. After debts are paid, "I 
leave all the rest to my brothers and sisters, and to my 
brothers' children and to my sisters' children, and my 
sister Dorin's son, except the house that my brother 
Abraham's widow lives in, which I leave to her so long 
as she remains his widow, and then amongst all the 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 3| 

rest" [wo names given]. I make my sister, Charity 
Wheeler, executor. 

Dated January 20, 1752. Witnesses, Isaac Johnson, 
Robert Hendrickson. Proved, November 4, 1766. 

Page 335. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Abraham 
BocKiE, of New York, mariner, being sick in body. 
My executors are to pay all debts and charges, and 
may sell real and personal estate. All the rest of my 
estate I leave to my wife Martha and my children, 
Abigail, Rebecca, and Sarah, "and those which by 
God's Grace I may in the future get." I make my wife 
Martha, and my brothers, William BocMe and Fred- 
erick Roorback, executors. 

Dated January 14, 1766. Witnesses, Ann Vince [!], 
John Evouts, hatter, William Bockie, carpenter. 
Proved, November 14, 1766. 

Page 337. — In the name of God, Amen. "Know 
all men by these presents, that I, Hercules Lent, of 
Ryck's Patent, in the County of Westchester, being 
blind, and weak in body, this 10 of April, 1765." All 
just debts are to be paid by my executors with all con- 
venient speed. " I have given to my eldest son, Jacob 
Lent, in consideration of his birth right, the sum of 
£25." I leave to my son Jacob all that farm he now 
lives on, and lies in the southeast part of a tract of 
land formerly granted to my father, Ryck Abrahamse, 
and it is commonly known by the name of Ryck's 
Patent, and by the Indian name of Sackhoes, the said 
farm being 350 acres, with all the appurtenances, and 
he is to pay £50. I leave to my son Hendrick all that 
farm where he now lives, and lies in the southwest 
part of the said Ryck's Patent ; Also one half of a cer- 
tain meadow lying in Orange County, in the Highlands, 
on the west side of Hudson's River, and is known by 
the name of John Rant's meadow; Also one half of 
all my right to a certain meadow lying in Duchess 
County, on the east side of Hudson's River, and on the 



32 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 

north side of a certain hill called Anthony's Nose ; And 
he is to pay £100. I leave to my son Abraham all the 
farm where he now lives, being 350 acres, adjoining 
Hudson's Biver, and on the north side of the land left 
to my son Hendrick, being part of said Ryck's Patent ; 
Also one half of the said John Bant's meadow; Also 
one half of my right to the said meadow on the north 
side of Anthony's Nose, and he is to pay £50. I leave 
to my four grandchildren, the children of my daughter 
Christena, viz., Abraham Lamb, James Lamb, Lea 
Lamb, and Bachel Lamb, £100, to be paid by my son 
Hendrick. I leave to my daughter, Elizabeth Lent, 
£100, to be paid by my sons, Abraham and John. I 
leave to my daughter Bachel, wife of James Lamb, all 
that part of my lands and meadows lying in Orange 
County, by Hudson's Biver, known by the name of 
Stony Point; Also as much more of my land on the 
north part of my tract of land as will make the two 
parcels contain 382 acres, to her for life, and then to 
her children. I leave to my daughter Catharena, wife 
of Hendrick De Bonde, 382 acres of land and meadow 
in Orange County, bounded on the south by the North- 
west Line and Stony Point, east by Hudson's Biver, 
north by land left to my daughter Bachel, as the same 
is laid out, to her for life, and then to her children. 
All the rest of my personal estate I leave to my six 
children, Jacob, Hendrick, Abraham, Bachel, Catha- 
rena, and Elizabeth, and one share to the representa- 
tives of my daughter Christena. I make my sons ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Philip Ver Planck, James Ver Planck, 
Jacobus Kronkheit, Abraham Kronkhytt. Proved in 
New York, November 13, 1766. 

[Note. — Byck's Patent, or Lent's Patent, is south 
of Peekskill. The " John Bant's meadow " is on Pop- 
lopens Kill, in Bockland County. Anthony's Nose is 
a well-known mountain on the east side of Hudson 
Biver. The meadow mentioned is the southwest comer 
of Putnam County. Stony Point, a well-known prom- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 33 

ontoiy, is famous from Gen. Anthony Wayne's great 
victory in the Revolution. The " Northwest Line " is 
a noted landmark, and runs from the south side of 
Stony Point to the Delaware River. It was the south 
boundary of an immense tract patented to Capt. John 
Evans, but afterward annulled. — W. S. P.] 

Page 341. — In the name of God, Amen, March 9, 
1765. I, Peter Stymets, of New York, cartman, being 
weak in body. All my estate to be sold by my executors. 
I leave to my wife Mary one third of the proceeds, and 
one third to my son Casparus, to whom I also leave 
20 shillings, in full bar to all claim as heir at law. All 
the rest I leave to my sons Frederick and Isaac, and to 
my three daughters, Abigail, Mary, and Rachel, when 
they are of age. I make my brothers, Christopher and 
Benjamin, executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Van Voorhis, Abraham Messier, 
merchant, John Nath. Hutchins. Proved, November 
12, 1766. 

Page 344. — In the name of God, Amen, May 1, 1762. 
I, Naltib Van Veghten, widow of Johanes Van Vegh- 
ten, of Albany. I leave to my eldest son, Volkert, £5 as 
eldest son. I leave to my four children, Volkert, 
Johanes, Ephraim, and Hendricus, all my house and 
lot where I now live in Albany, in the first ward, and 
all the rest of my estate, real and personal. My young- 
est son, Hendricus, is to be bound as an apprentice to 
learn the silver-smith trade. I make my sons, Volkert, 
Johanes, and Ephraim, executors. 

Witnesses, John De Garmo, Cornelius Van Derberg, 
William Hogan, Jr. Proved, November 12, 1766. 
[In the probate, John De Garmo is mentioned as " son 
of Jellis De Gardemo."] 

Page 346. — In the name of God, Amen, January 30, 
1765. I, Abraham Johnson, of Staten Island, Gent. 
I leave to my wife Rachel i of all my estate, and 
the rest to my daughter Mary, " and I leave her to be 



34 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 

brought up with my father and mother." If she dies, 
her part is to go to my brother James' children [not 
named]. I make James Johnson and Abraham Winant 
executors, who are to sell all effects. 

Witnesses, Edward Yaets Dowel, [t] Johnson, Anne 
Johnson. Proved, November 10, 1766, before Benjamin 
Seaman. 

Page 348. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Arka, of New York, mariner, being sick. I leave to 
Catharine Embree, of New York, all household goods, 
^^ and my plain gold ring, and six silver spoons, and 
all my wearing apparells except my blue coat, which 
is for my negro Jack." I leave to George Willis my 
gun, pistols, cutlass, silver watch, and six spoons, and 
my stone gold ring, gold sleeve-buttons, shoe-buckles, 
and knee-buckles. My negro "Jack" is to be free, 
" and the Church Wardens and Governors of the Poor 
are to be secured from his support" I also leave to 
said George Willis £5, to distribute among such per- 
sons as he shall see fit. I leave to the Governors of 
the Charity School of Trinity Church, in New York, 
the house I now live in, for the remainder of the term, 
and all the rest of my personal property. I make 
George Willis, executor. 

Witnesses, Marmaduke Foster, James Ford, Charles 
Morse, Gent. Proved, November 15, 1766. 

Page 350. — In the name of God, Amen, July 22, 
1766. I, Daniel Bordet, of Boswick, in Kings County, 
being weak. My executors are to sell all personal 
estate and pay debts. I leave to my well-beloved wife 
Anetje, " in whom I am well pleased," the use of one 
of the best rooms in my house, and one half the kitchen, 
throe cows and a horse, and pasture, and chaise; Also 
the privilege to sow or plant on 4 acres of the place 
1 now live on, in any place on the south or west of the 
burying gi*ound. I also leave her three negro women 
and a boy. I leave to Margarithe Devoo, daughter of 
John Devoo, a negro girl; To Daniel Van Cats, son 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 36 

of David Van Cats, a negro boy; To Daniel Bordet 
Molinaer, son of Abraham Molinaer, a negro boy ; and 
to his daughter Anetje a negro boy; And to the heirs 
of my son Elijah a negro boy. My other negroes are 
to choose their masters, and not to be sold at public 
vendue. I leave to my three granddaughters, the 
daughters of Abraham Molinaer, viz., Elizabeth, 
Anetje, and Marya, all the rest of my personal estate. 
1 also leave to my said three granddaughters, the chil- 
dren of my daughter Marya, wife of Abraham Moli- 
naer, my house and land and woodland and meadow 
in Boswick, lying between William Brambos and Jere- 
mias Remsen; and the meadow is joining upon the 
land of widow De Bevois ; Also my woodland lying in 
the kills in New town, between John Cornell and Fran- 
shytons [t] land. My granddaughter Maria is to have 
the lot the house and barn stands on, joining to Jere- 
mias Remsen. I leave to my niece, Mary May, daugh- 
ter of my sister Catrina, one half acre of land. I order 
my executors to give to Daniel Bordet Molinaer, son 
of Abraham Molinaer, a good education. I leave to 
Daniel Van Cats, son of David, my loom and tackling. 
I leave to David Van Cats one half the place I noW live 
on, with the house and bam, and one half the salt 
meadow. I leave to John Devoo the other half, and 
they are to pay £875. I leave to Elizabeth Molinaer 
£150, to be laid out in buildings. I leave to Jacob 
Bennet a negro boy. I make Volkert Volkertsen, Jeron- 
imus Remsen, Theodoras Polhemus, and Abraham 
Schenck, executors. " My will that the small piece of 
land called in Dutch Krakheel Landtge, joining to 
Jacobus Calyer, is not to be accounted part of my land." 
I leave my wearing apparell to David Van Cats and 
Leendert May. 

Witnesses, Jan Liquier, Barent Conselye, Abraham 
Polhemus. Proved, November 27, 1766. 

Page 357. — In the name of God, Amen, November 20, 
1766. I, John Dean, of Waywayanda, in the precinct 



36 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

of Goshen, in Orange County, being weak in body. I 
leave all my estate, real and personal, to my father, 
William Dean, and my mother, Catharine Dean, and to 
my brothers, William, Joseph, and Nicholas, and my 
sister, Mary Dean. My negroes are to be free, "and 
my executors are to clear the precinct of all charge for 
them." My three negroes are to have each £100. I 
make my friends, Richard Edsall and Samuel Edsall, 
executors. 

Witnesses, David McCamly, John Edsall, John Mc- 
Carnly. Proved, November 22, 1766, before John Gale, 
Surrogate. 

Page 359. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
More, of New York, mariner, being in a low state of 
health. I leave to my son John a lot of land in the 
out ward, nigh Freshwater, with the buildings, after 
his mother's death. I leave to my son Henry my other 
lot, with the buildings, after his mother's death ; " And 
my son John shall pay to Henry as much as his lot is 
worth more than Henry's." I leave to my daughter, 
Mary Williams, £5, and the same to my grandson, 
William Williams, and my granddaughter, Mary Will- 
iams. I leave to my wife Mary all my personal estate, 
and the use of all lands during widowhood. I make my 
wife, and Obadiah Wells, executors. 

Dated October 6, 1761. Witnesses, William Clarke, 
blockmaker, Charles Lugg, Elias Bonnell. Proved, 
December 5, 1766. 

Page 361. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Odyeron 
Albubtis, of Hempstead, in Queens County, yeoman, 
being sick. I leave to my wife Mary £30. I leave to 
my daughters, Gedne [or Geane] and Mary, each £30; 
To my son John a horse and saddle ; To my sons James 
and Isaac, each £3; To my wife Mary my two best 
cows, and best bed. I leave to my three sons, John, 
James, and Isaac, all the rest of my real and per- 
sonal estate. I make my brother, John Alburtis, and 



\ ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 37 

my wife's brother, James Alburtis, and my wife, ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated September 29, 1766. My wife is to have the 
use of my farm while she remains my widow. 

Witnesses, Joseph Skidmore, Peter Hohnes, John 
Welsh. Proved, November 14, 1766. 

Page 364. — " I, Jobis Bennet, of Mosketo Cove, in 
the town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, on Nassau 
Island, being in the enjoyment of health." I leave to 
my wife Sarah £10 yearly, to be paid by my son 
Jeromus and my grandson, Joris Bennet ; Also the use 
of one of my dwelUng-houses, and two cows and their 
keeping, and they are to find her provision, and she 
is to have the best bed and cupboard. All the rest of 
my personal property is to be divided into five equal 
parts, and my wife Sarah to have one fifth. I leave 
to my son Jeromus, and my grandson, Joris Bennet, 
all my real estate, lands and meadows, and all my tools 
and farming tackling, and to each one fifth of my per- 
sonal estate. I leave to my daughter, Anne Hegeman, 
£200, to be paid by my son and grandson; also ^ of 
my personal estate. I leave to my three grandchil- 
dren, John, Sarah, and Anne, the children of my son, 
Rem Bennet: To John £100, and to his sisters £50 
each. I make my wife, and my brother-in-law, Hen- 
drick Hartenbergh, and my neighbor, John Luyster, 
executors. 

Dated April 24, 1766. Witnesses, Thomas Pearsall, 
Adrian Hegaman, Jr., Andries Hegeman. Proved, 
October 29, 1766. [Thomas Pearsall being a Quaker.] 

Page 366. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Joseph 
OsBURN, of Salem, Westchester County, being under 
indisposition of body. After all debts are paid, I leave 
to my wife Rachel the use of all lands and house, viz., 
the use of east room in my house, and one half of my 
cellar and milk-room ; also 1^ acres of meadow on the 
south side of the road opposite the house; Also my 



38 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 

orchard, and six acres of pasture west of said orchard ; 
Also three roods of meadow land, and the same of plow 
land, lying in Salem on the plain so called, being on the 
west part of my land adjoining to Cortlandfs Manor; 
Also all household furniture and the movable estate 
which she brought to me at our marriage; Also two 
cows, and a horse and 5 sheep, and 50 pounds of flax 
and 12 bushels of wheat. I leave to my daughter, Mary 
Osbum, the west half of my house and garret and 
kitchen, and a cow. To my daughter, Sarah Wyatt, 
three sheep and a colt. After the death of my wife I 
leave the house and lands to my son, Nathan Osburn, 
and he is to pay to my daughters £10 each ; and I leave 
him all the rest of my estate, and make him executor. 

Dated August 12, 1766. Witnesses, Solomon Mead, 
Amos Mead, minister, of Greenwich, James Brain. 
Proved, November 10, 1766, before David Dayton, 
Surrogate. 

Page 369. — In the name of God, Amen, September 9, 
1766. I, Moses Brundige, of North Castle, in West- 
chester County, being sick and weak. All my estate to 
be sold by executors. I leave to my wife a bed and 
cupboard. All the rest of my estate I leave to my wife 
Mary and my children, John, Jeremiah, and Eunice. 
"I make my loving unkel, Joshua Brundige, of Rye, 
executor." 

Witnesses, Nathaniel Brundige, George Burford, 
tailor, Comfort Brundige. Proved, November 3, 1766, 
before David Dayton. 

Page 371. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Roger 
Murphy, of New York, mariner. After debts are paid, 
I leave all my estate to my loving friend, James Gil- 
lespy, and whatever may be owing to me from the 
privateer " General Wolfe," and I make him executor. 

Dated November 22, 1758. Witnesses, John Gillespy, 
Lambert Blank, blacksmith, Thomas Vator. Proved, 
November 3, 1766. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 39 

Page 372. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Rulop 
DuBYEA, of Oyster Bay, in Queens County, mariner. 
I leave to my brother, John Duryea, on Long Island, 
all my estate of money and goods, and I make him, 
and my uncle. Derrick Duryea, of New York, executors. 

Dated February 8, 1763. Witnesses, B. Underhill, 
Peter Demilt, Charles Kniflfen. Proved, December 10, 
1766. 

Page 374. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Noah 
TuTHiLL, of Southold, Suffolk County, being sick. " I 
give and devise all my lands and tenements, goods and 
chattels, to such of my children, Daniel Mehatabel, 
Hannah, and to my kinsman, Nathaniel Tuthill, and to 
such only of them as my beloved wife, Hannah Tuthill, 
shall by her last will give and devise the same." I will, 
order, and direct my said wife Hannah to make such 
will. I leave to my wife the use of all the estate during 
her life. But if she dies without a will, I leave to my 
son Daniel one half, and the other half to my daughters. 
I leave to my son Daniel my wearing apparell ; To my 
daughter Mehatabel £3, and to my daughters Hannah 
and Elizabeth each a cow. I make my wife Hannah, 
and my brother, Daniel Tuthill, executors. 

Dated March 2, 1766. Witnesses, Ezra L'Homme- 
dieu, Jonathan Terry, Elizabeth King. Proved, May 
31, 1766, before Samuel Landon, Surrogate. 

Page 376. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Henry 
CuYLER, of New York, merchant, being in good health. 
All debts and funeral charges to l3e paid. My executors 
are to make a true inventory of all my estate, and con- 
vert the whole into money within three months. My 
executors are to sell my dwelling-houses, storehouses, 
and lots in New York and elsewhere. I leave to my 
eldest son, Henry, £10 for his birthright. I also leave 
him £1,000. I leave to my son, Teleman Cuyler, £1,- 
000; To my son John £1,000; To my daughter Anne, 
widow of Eichard Langdon, £800; To my daughter 



40 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 

Sarah, wife of Thomas Bayeux, £800, provided she 
gives up the bond by which I am bound to pay her 
£40 yearly for life; To my daughter Rachel, wife of 
John Hansen, £800, but the interest only is to be paid 
to her at the discretion of my executors ; To my daugh- 
ter Catharine, wife of Isaac Latouch, £200; To my 
daughter Elizabeth, widow of John M. Cleve, £800; 
To my granddaughter Hester, wife of Stephen De 
Lancey, £300; To my grandson, John Amory, £300 
when of age. The rest of my estate I leave to all my 
children. And whereas all my executors are indebted 
to me, what they owe is to be considered part of their 
shares. I make my sons executors. 

Dated July 23, 1763. Witi^esses, William Livingston, 
Michael Jeffrey, Robert R. Livingston, Jr. Proved, 
December 20, 1766. 

Page 380. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Robert 
Etherington, mariner, being very sick. I make my 
nephew Robert, son of my brother, Thomas Ethering- 
ton, executor, and I leave him all my estate in England 
and Maryland. 

Dated July 17, 1759. Witnesses, Judson Coolidge, 
John Stater, Richard Lane, Philip Young, David Ar- 
nold, Calvert Cory. Proved, June 25, 1760, before 
Clement Smith, Deputy Commissioner, Calvert County, 
Maryland. Confirmed by Sir Henry Moore, Governor, 
and letters of administration granted to Dr. Adam 
Thompson, of New York, principal creditor. 

Page 383. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Paine, of Southold, in Suffolk County, being weak in 
body. I leave to my wife Abigail the house where I 
now dwell and the land adjoining, bounded south by a 
road, east by land of Samuel Cox, north and west by 
land of widow Abigail Benjamin, reserving my house 
and shop on the southwest corner, and ^ acre of land 
from Benjamin's corner, being 8 rods on the east side 
and 10 rods on the north side. After my son, Benjamin 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 25. 41 

Paine, is of age, he is to have half of my house and 
land. My executors are to sell all the rest of my es- 
tate immediately after my decease, and, after debts are 
paid, the rest to my 5 children, Daniel, Samuel, Mary, 
Thomas, and Olive. I make John Wickham and Daniel 
Osbom, Jr., executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Goldsmith, Joseph Eeeve, Parker 
Wickham. Proved, November 4, 1766. 

Page 386.— New York, December 3, 1766. In the 
name of God, Amen. I, Hezekiah Abnold, being sick 
and weak. "As for my burial, I desire it may be decent, 
without Pomp." After paying debts, all the rest of 
my. estate is to be equally distributed among all the 
children of my deceased brother, Robert Arnold, and 
my brother, John Arnold. I make my brother, John 
Arnold, of Stamford, Connecticut, and Thomas Brown, 
of New York, executors. 

Witnesses, Ephraim Bostwick, William Post, Ward 
Hunt Proved, December 29, 1766. 

Page 387. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Abbaham 
Lyle, of Albany, merchant. After payment of debts, 
I leave all the rest of my estate to my wife and two 
children [not named]. I make my wife Jane, and my 
brother-in-law, John Van Alen, David Edgar, and Peter 
Silvester, executors, with full power to sell. 

Dated November 8, 1766. Witnesses, Joseph Yound, 
doctor, Richard Eea, David Bary. Proved in Albany, 
December 2, 1766, before William Hanna, Surrogate. 

Page 389. — Know all men by these presents, that I, 
Samuel Allen, of Huntington, in Suffolk County, 
being this first day of April, 1766, sick. I leave to 
my wife Margaret the use of my house, and all land 
in the Town Spot of Huntington, so long as she re- 
mains my widow, and is at the expense of bringing up 
my children ; Also the use of all my out-lands for nine 
years ; Also my riding-chair and chair horse, and all 



42 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 

the rest of my movable estate except as here mentioned. 
I leave to my son Samuel the house and home lot whidi 
I bought of Caleb Keteham ; Also that piece of wood- 
land lying by Cow Harbor, south path, near Cuba, so 
called, being six acres ; Also my negro boy, and all my 
wearing apparell except my silver shoe-buckles and 
gold sleeve-buttons. I leave to my son Nathaniel my 
buildings and homestead where I now live. I leave to 
my daughter Violata one bed with furniture, and a 
large silver spoon and gold sleeve-buttons; To my 
daughter Sarah a bed and furniture, and my silver 
shoe-buckles; To my daughter Phebe a negro girl. 
My executors are to sell all that piece of land I bought 
of the executors of Justice Scudder, at the expiration 
of nine years, and the money to be paid to my three 
daughters. I make my good friends, Samuel Willis, 
of Jericho, and Jeremiah Wood and David Resco 
[Ruscoe], of Huntington, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Wickes, John Brush, miller, 
Piatt Townsend. Proved, January 8, 1767. The exec- 
utors having resigned, letters of administration are 
granted to widow, Margaret Allen. 

Page 392. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Kennedy, of New York, trader, being of sound mind. 
I leave to my mother, Margaret Kennedy, and to my 
brother Thomas, one third of all my estate. The rest 
I leave to my brothers, James and William Kennedy. 
I make my uncle, James Kennedy, of McCresquin, 
County of Londonderry, Ireland, and my cousin, John 
Kennedy, of New York, trader, executors. 

Dated February 18, 1765. Witnesses, William Ken- 
nedy, James Gleen, trader, Eobert Kennedy. Proved, 
January 17, 1767. 

Page 393. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Robertson, of New York, being sick. My executors 
are to sell my two silver candlesticks, snuffers, and 
snuff dish, and my large silver table-spoons, and silver 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 43 

forks, and two pair of gold buckles, gold clasp, two 
pair of stone buckles set in gold, and the money is to 
be used toward paying debts. My executors are to sell 
all my wearing appareU, and give the money to my 
mulatto boy, Joseph Moralla. I leave to Lewis Morris, 
son of Ridhard Morris, £300, to be put at interest till 
he is of age. I leave to my said boy, Joseph Moralla, 
£50, when he is of age. He is to be put to a trade, 
and be free when he is 21; "And I desire that Mr. 
Richard Morris will enter into security to perfect his 
freedom, as the Law requires." I leave to my friend, 
Robert Morris, £100. All the rest of my estate I leave 
to Mr. George Willson, of New York, wine merchant, 
and I make him executor. 

Dated July 25, 1766. Witnesses, John Brower, 
Thomas Eagles, Philip Burgin. 

Codicil. — I revoke the legacy left to George Willson."^ 
I leave to the Rector and Inhabitants of New York, in 
communion of the Church of England as by law es- 
tablished, all the rest of my estate, for the support of 
Trinity Church Charity School. 

Dated August 7, 1766. Witnesses, Alexander 
Steward, Jr., Philip Berger, William Wickham. 
Proved, January 13, 1767. The executors resigned, 
and letters of administration granted to Richard Morris. 

Page 396. — In the name of God, Amen. I, William 
Hicks, of Flushing, being sick. I leave to my wife 
Mary all my household furniture and £20 a year, and 
3 cows, and the use of the room where I now live, dur- 
ing her life. I leave to my son Charles £200, in trust 
for my daughter, Sarah Hicks, the interest to be paid 
to her during the life of her husband, Benjamin Hicks. 
After her husband's death the principal to be paid to 
her. But if she dies first, it is to be paid to any person 
to whom she may leave it by will. I also leave to my 
daughter Sarah a negro woman during her life, and 
then to my granddaughter, the eldest daughter of my 
son Charles. I leave to my daughter, Deborah Hicks, 



44 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 

£200, to be paid in installments. I leave to my daugh- 
ter, Ann Smith, £200. I leave to my grandson, Will- 
iam, the eldest son of my son, Charles Hicks, my silver- 
hilted sword. All the rest I leave to my son Charles, 
and make him executor. 

Dated — of — , 1765. Witnesses, Charles Peters, 
Samuel Latham, Thomas Hicks, Esq. Proved in New 
York, January 31, 1767. 

Page 399. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Man, of New York, cooper, being sick. " My Body I 
commit to the Earth, to be decently interred at the dis- 
cretion of my executors." I leave to my son Edward 
£3, in bar to his claim as heir at law. I leave to my 
wife Hannah the use of all my estate during her life 
or widowhood, and then to my children, Edward, Al- 
fJetta, Abraham, and Mary. I make my wife, and my 
honored father, Edward Man, and my friend, Robert 
Benson, Esq., executors. 

Dated December 13, 1753. Witnesses, Alexander 
Wiley, Jacob Durye, Bartholemew Crannell. Proved, 
January 28, 1767. 

Page 401. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Jamima 
KooNS, of New York, wife of Leonard Koons, being 
weak and sick. " I having full power of making a will, 
given me by my husband, by a certain instrument dated 
July 30, 1766." All my debts to be paid by my exec- 
utors, and they are to put £300 out at interest, and 
during the life of my husband the interest is to be 
applied to such uses as my executors shall see fit; 
"After his death, £100 are to be given to such per- 
sons as my executors may deem objects of charity." 
My executors shall put £200 at interest, to be paid 
to the children of my sister in Germany, whose maiden 
name was Mary Margaret Nyburyvein, and also to the 
children of my sister in Germany, whose maiden name 
was Anamana Nyburyvein, when the said children are 
of age. My will respecting my clothes and household 
furniture will be fully set forth in a certain writing 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 45 

bearing equal date with this. I make Dietrich Hier, 
John Jacob Stopel, and Philip Embury, executors. 

Dated December 10, 1766. Witnesses, John Staples, 
David Embury, Margaret Embury. Proved, February 
9, 1767. 

Page 403. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Frederick ^ 
Brown, of Phillipsburgh, in Westchester County, 
farmer, being infirm. I direct that all debts be paid. 
It is my will that, with the permission of Col. Freder- 
ick Phillipse, Esq., the owner of the farm I now pos- 
sess, that my wife Joanna shall have the use of the 
same; and I leave her all my personal estate, except 
as herein given, during her widowhood. It is my will 
that, with the permission of Col. Frederick Phillipse, 
my farm and improvements, after the custom and man- 
ner of holding farms in the said manor, shall go to 
my son Evert. I also give him a negro boy and a steer. 
I leave to my son John a negro boy, and a black mare, 
and £110; To my son Isaac £110; To my daughter 
Eleanor a negro girl and £50 ; To my daughter Rebecca 
£110 and a cow ; To my daughter Hannah £110 and a 
cow. All the rest of my estate I leave to all my chil- 
dren, except my son Evert, who shall pay £200 to the 
others. I make my wife, and my son Evert, and my 
trusty friend, Jasper Stimas, of New York, executors. 

Dated January 12, 1766. Witnesses, Abraham Odell, 
Peter Lafarge, Thomas Allen. Proved, February 19, 
1767. 

Page 406. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Francis 
Hendricks, of New York, gunsmith, being of sound 
mind. After debts are paid, I leave the rest of my 
estate to my wife Geartje, and make her executor. 

Dated August 11, 1761. Witnesses, James Giles, 
Paulus Banta, carpenter, Dovet Banta. Proved, Feb- 
ruary 19, 1767. 

Page 408. — In the name of God, Amen. " I, James 
Dailon, farmer, on the west side of Thomas River 



46 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Island, in Monmouth County, New Jersey," being of 
perfect mind. " First, I desire to be decently buried.** 
" I leave to my eldest son, John, the west side of Thomas 
River Island, in Monmouth County, in Shrewsbury 
township, being one half the Island as divided between 
Obadiah Williams and me." I also leave him one half 
the tract of land, 1,000 acres, lying on the Mohawk 
River, in Albany County, New York, provided he pays . 
one half the quit rent. I also leave him a horse and 
oxen, 2 cows, 4 sheep, and a negro man, he paying 
the expense of estate and funeral charges. I leave to 
my son William the north side of said Thomas River 
Island, and one half of the tract in Albany County, he 
paying one half the quit rent. I leave one half of the 
remainder of my horses and cattle to my wife Margaret 
and my son William ; Also my farming utensils, wagons, 
and new saddles, and negroes. I leave to my daughter, 
Hannah Wilbur, a cow, and a cow to her daughter 
Mary. I leave to my daughter, Rebecca Watson, a cow 
and 3 sheep. I leave to my wife the house where I now 
live, on the north side of said Thomas River Island, 
and a negro man, and all household furniture. I make 
my wife Margaret, and Mr. William Waterman, exec- 
utors. 

Dated in New York, January 1, 1767. Witnesses, 
Joseph Cowdrey, William Wallace, scrivener, James 
Ross. Signed " James Dallon." Proved, January 30, 
1767. [In the probate he is named " James Dillon."] 

Page 409. — In the name of God, Amen, September 
6, 1762. I, Christigan Stover, of New York, gardener, 
being sick. I leave to my wife Anna one half of all my 
estate. I leave the other half to my daughter, Anna 
Stover, and make her executor. 

Witnesses, John Michael, William Johns, cordwainer, 
Johanes Balback, Henry Heder, baker. Proved, Feb- 
ruary 21, 1767. 

Page 411. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Eda Mieb, 
of the township of Orange, in Orange County, being 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 47 

of sound mind. I leave to my son Johanes, as being 
my heir at law, the use of my best cows. The rest of 
my estate is to be divided between my thirteen chil- 
dren, Johanes, Anitie, Elizabeth, Alsie, Willermintie, 
Cornelius, Andries, Abraham, Garret, Jacob, Isaac, 
John, and Daniel. I make my son Johanes, and 
Johanes Josepha Blawfelt, of Orange township, ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated January 10, 1763. Witnesses, Garret Van 
CleflF, Lambert Cuiper, Andries Onderdonk, Jr. 
Proved, February 25, 1767. 

[NoTB. — The testator lived in what is now Orange- 
town, Rockland County. — W. S. P.] 

Page 413. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Isaac 
Vebmillie, of the Yonkers, in the County of Westches- 
ter, " being advanced in years and weak." I leave to 
my eldest son John £5, over what I shall give him. I 
also leave to my son John my dwelling-house, buildings, 
and homestead and land, and one half of my salt 
meadow, and he is to pay to my executors £300. I 
leave to my son Isaac the other half of my salt meadow, 
and 43 acres of woodland lying at Yonkers, not be- 
longing to my homestead land, and he is to pay to 
my executors £100. All the rest of my estate, with 
the sums named, I leave to all my children, John, Isaac, 
Petrus, Tunis Coursen, my son-in-law, and my daugh- 
ters, Altie Teller, Maritie Teller, Santie Valentine, 
Rebecca Dyckman, and Hannah Odell, my said daugh- 
ters being known by these names. My executors are 
to see that the division is equaUy and tW performed. 
Certain negroes are left to the daughters. My son 
Isaac is to have the liberty to live half a year in my 
house. If the sums of money are not paid, my exec- 
utors may sell land. I make my son Petrus, and my 
son-in-law, Jacob Dyckman, executors. 

Dated March 1, 1748. Witnesses, John Bartow, 
Basil Bartow, John Stevenson. Proved, March 5, 
1767. 



48 ADSTRACT8 OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Page 416. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Francis 
FoY, of New York, "breeches maker," December 4, 
\7t)\. I leave to my wife Abigail, during the time she 
remains my widow all my real and personal estate, for 
her better support, and for maintaining and bringing 
up my children. In case of my wife's marriage, she is 
to have the use of my house and lot in Montgomrie 
Wani, l)oing the ground I bought of Jacobus Boose- 
volt^ during her life, and then to my son John and 
daughter Mary. I make my wife, and my good friends, 
llonjniuin Jarvis and Simon Johnson, executors. 

Witnesses, John Troup, Abraham Van Vleck, Ben- 
jantin Stymots. Proved, January 23, 1755. 

l\>nfinnod by Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, Governor, 
Mari*h U\ 17(>7. The widow, Abigail Foy, was then 
tho wife of John l^te, "breeches maker," Benjamin 
Jarvis was doad« Simon Johnson resigned, and letters 
of administration were granted to James Bobbins, 
joiner, who niarrioii the daughter, Mary Foy. 

l\i^^ 41l\— In the name of God, Amen. I, James De 
liKAw, of BnH^klmui in Kings County, ** turner," being 
wt\Hk «Hiul siok« I leave to niy daughter Katharine, 
** Whioh I had by my first wife, Anna Van Dyke, a 
l5irp> oupbv>ani whioh now stands in my house, with 
curtait\s^ shtvis^ and other olothos, and all that therein 
is^ o\\vpi in tho drawer Ivlow:** Also a bed and a 
cunaiurKvi. All iho rvt?i of my estate I leave to my 
wife Auivi, xuuil my youu^^^st ohild. Cornelia, is of age. 
An«^i if ix;y wife should nwirry, then all my estate to be 
;i\>M aixi divKkvi aiuoi\jr u:y wife anxi all my diildren, 
Ka:hi^raH\ XUry, Ar.r*a* Ida, aixi Cornelia. I make my 
tr;:s:y :rao:xi, %K^ivx:vs Jar-:*^!!. arxi i::y bn>tber, Isaac 
IV v^T^w. o\e<n;u>rs. 

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^^*wr. :>rv'^vx\u M^rv-h T, 17^7. 

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ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 49 

Andrew 5 shilliiigs, as a bar to all claim as heir at law. 
I leave to my wife Gertie all my real and personal 
estate, with full power to sell, and to divide among my 
children [not named] as she may think proper. 

Dated September 8, 1746. Witnesses, Baelof Kier- 
stede, Laurence Roome, William Roome. Proved, 
March 11, 1767, upon oath of Laurence Roome. The 
widow, Gertie Myer, was confirmed as executor. 

Page 423. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
Myeb, of New York, baker. I leave to my mother, 
Gertie Myer, all my estate, and make her executor. 

Dated October 3, 1766. Witnesses, Jeremiah Wood, 
Edward Rushow, John Norris, peruke maker. Proved, 
March 11, 1767. 

Page 424. — In the name of God, Amen, October 20, 
1764. I, Thomas Thorn, of the manor of Cortlandt, 
in Westchester County, blacksmith, being very sick. I 
leave to my dearly and well-beloved wife Phebe my 
linen, side-saddles, yoke of oxen, six cows, 20 sheep, six 
hogs, and all farming utensils and household goods, 
and the use of farm and buildings, house and shop, 
until my youngest son, Melancthon Thorn, is of age; 
And then she is to have the use of one room; But if 
she marry, she is to quit my possessions. I leave to my 
eldest son, Daniel Thorn, 5 shillings ; To my daughter 
Ethelanah £50, " to be paid when my executors think 
she is in the most want." I leave to my son William 
£100, and a horse and saddle, valued at £14, when he 
is 21. My executors are to ^ell the west farm, that I 
purchased of Peter Cemble [Kemble], and the rest of 
my live stock, and after paying debts they shall divide 
the remainder among my children, Daniel, T. Thorn 
Carpenter, W. Thorn, Thomas, James, Jacob, Me- 
lancthon, Elizabeth Carpenter, Hannah Bowne, Phebe 
Cocks, and Ethelanah Baker. The men are to have a 
double share. I leave to my sons, Thomas, James, 
Jacob, and Melancthon, the farm where I now live, 




60 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

being the east farm. My youngest son, Melancthon, 
is to have his part where the house and bam stands, 
and the blacksmith shop and tools. I make Benjamin 
Fields and William Oakley executors. " I reserve one 
half acre of land, south of my house, and about 30 rods 
from my house, where the stack yard is, for a burying- 
place for ever." 

Witnesses, Frances Strang, Elizabeth Strang, Isaac 
Hatfield. Proved, February 5, 1767. 

Page 427. — Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, Captain- 
General and Governor. Whereas Benjamin Nicoll, 
deceased, did make his last will and testament, April 
15, 1758, and made his wife, Magdalene Mary Nicoll, 
and Hon. John Chambers and William Nicoll, of 
Shelter Island, and John Watts and William Nicoll, Jr., 
executors; Which will was proved, August 12, 1760; 
And whereas Magdalene Mary Nicoll is dead, WiUiam 
Nicoll, of Shelter Island, and William Nicoll, Jr., are 
authorized to act as executors, March 20, 1767. 

Page 427. — In the name of God, Amen, March 8, 
1764. I, Hannah Platt, widow of Benoni Piatt, of 
North Castle, in Westchester County, being in good 
health. I leave to my son, Benoni Platt, 10 shillings; 
To my son Jonathan £2, and make him executor. I 
leave to my daughter Abigail £10, and also make her 
executor. I leave to my granddaughter Hannah, daugh- 
ter of my daughter Abigail, a looking-glass, and two 
beds and bedding, and all my brass and iron pots and 
kettles, and a large pan, and all the rest of my estate. 

Witnesses, Samuel Banks, James Banks, Anna 
Banks. Proved, February 25, 1767. 

Page 429. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Chables 
Peters, of Hempstead, in Queens County, being sick. 
My executors are to sell all estate, except as reserved. 
I leave to my wife Rachel <£20(), and my best horse and 
riding chair, and my best chest of drawers, six red 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 61 

chairSy and pewter plates. I leave to my executors 
£200 in trust, to put at interest, and pay the interest 
to my wife so long as she continues my widow. I leave 
to my daughter Jane £5 ; To my daughter Mary £50 ; 
To my daughter Elizabeth £50; To my daughter Su- 
sanah £180, including a riding-chair and beds whidi 
I have provided for her. I leave to my daughters 
Charity and Sarah £160 each, when 18. " If my wife 
should be with child, if it be a girl it is to have £160." 
All the rest of my estate I leave to my son John, and 
to the unborn child if it be a boy. I make my brother, 
Valentine H. Peters, and Benjamin Hewlett, executors.. 
Dated November 5, 1766. Witnesses, Elizabeth 
Willis, Charity Smith, Elizabeth Losee. Proved, De- 
cember 20, 1766. 

Page 431. — In the name of God, Amen. I, William 
LuDLUM, of Jamaica, Queens County, on the Island of 
Nassau, being weak and infirm. I leave to my well- 
beloved wife Patience one half of my movable estate, 
so long as she continues my widow; and in case she 
marries again, then I give her two thirds of the said 
half during her life, and the other third to my three 
daughters, Mary, wife of Amos Denton, Elizabeth, wife 
of Daniel Evert, and Judith, single woman. After the 
death of my wife I leave the other two thirds to my 
daughters. The other half of my movable estate is to 
be sold at public vendue, and after paying debts, the 
rest to my three daughters. I leave to my son, Nicholas 
Ludlum, 6 acres of woodland in Jamaica, beginning at 
a large chestnut tree, and running north or northwest- 
erly to a red oak tree standing at the edge of the swamp, 
and thence on the same course to a brook ; then along 
the brook to the fence of my son William's land ; then 
along the fence to the road leading to Nicholas Smith's 
mill; then along the road to the said chestnut tree. I 
leave to my son, William Ludlum, a lot of salt meadow 
which I formerly bought of John Bergen, deceased, 
lying in the hither east neck, in Jamaica, for life, and 



52 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

then to my grandson William, his eldest son, I leave 
to my three sons, William, Nicholas, and Daniel, all 
the rest of my meadow, on said neck or elsewhere. As 
to my dwelling-house, barn, orchard, homestead, and 
all other lands, I leave the same to my son William, 
but my wife is to have the use of the house and bam, 
and two acres of land adjoining on the north side. My 
son William is to pay to my son Daniel £75, and to 
my son Nicholas £120, and to my daughter Judith £5, 
and to my daughter Mary £10, and to my daughter 
Elizabeth £10, and to my grandchildren, Ludlum 
Smith and Patience Smith, £5, and to Patience Lud- 
lum, daughter of my son Nicholas, £5, and to Patience 
Denton, daughter of my daughter Mary, £5; To my 
grandson, William Martin, £10; but if he dies, then 
to his three sisters, Hannah, Elizabeth, and Phebe 
Martin ; And to my grandson, William Skidmore, £10, 
I will that my three sons cut and cart to the door suffi- 
cient firewood for one fire for the use of my wife ; And 
my son William is to provide 5 loads of hay, well 
saved and brought home yearly, for my wife ; And my 
sons Daniel and Nicholas are to provide 3 loads; my 
son William is to provide for her 10 bushels of wheat, 
8 of rye, 12 of Indian corn, and pasture for 8 sheep, 
3 cows and 4 young cattle. I make my three sons exec- 
utors. 

Dated July 1, 1766. Witnesses, Hope Rhoades, Jabe 
Woodruff, Robert Hinchman. Proved, December 22, 
1766. 

[Note. — William Ludlum was one of the descendants 
of William Ludlam, of Southampton, whose will is the 
first recorded in the New York Surrogate's office. — 
W. S. P.] 

Page 435. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Chakity 
Hicks, of Flushing, being in perfect health. " I leave 
to Mary Hicks, the natural daughter of my brother, 
Stephen Hicks, £18, to purchase one dozen silver 
spoons." All the rest of my worldly goods I leave to 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 53 

my nephew, Thomas Hicks, son of my brother, Stephen 
Hicks, and I make him executor. 

Dated this — day of March, 1762. Witnesses, Ben- 
jamin Hicks, Benjamin Hicks, Jr., Stephen Van Wyck. 
Proved, February 14, 1767. 

Page 436. — " Know all men by these Presents, that 
I, Elijah Wright, of Norwich, in the township of 
Oyster Bay, in Queens County, being this 31 day of 
October, 1766, weak and infirm." I direct all debts to 
be paid. I leave to my wife Anna the use of a negro 
boy during her widowhood, and then to my son Gideon ; 
Also a negro girl during her life, and then to my daugh- 
ter, Freelove Wood. I also leave to my wife my riding- 
chair, and sorrel horse, and best cow, and feather bed, 
and i of the rents of my houses and lands. I leave to 
my daughter, Freelove Wood, all those goods and chat- 
tels which I lent her after she was married, and £200, 
I leave to my son Gideon all houses, lands, and mead- 
ows. He is to have J when of age, and the rest after 
the death of his mother, and he is then to pay £200 
to my daughter Freelove, in instalments. I leave to 
my wife all my bread com, wool, and flax; and my 
daughter Freelove is to remain in my house so long as 
she remains a widow. I make my wife Anne, and my 
friend and neighbor, John Wright, and my kinsman, 
Fry Willis, executors. 

Witnesses, George Townsend, Mary Willis, Samuel 
Willis, Proved, December 31, 1766. 

Page 438. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Gakbet 
Spbingsteen, of Newtown, in Queens County, being 
weak in body. My burial to be decent, without pomp. 
I leave to my wife Annatie the use of house, lands, and 
meadows, " for so long as she remains my widow." 
And whereas part of my lands were given by my father, 
David Springsteen, to my mother, Antie Springsteen, 
during her widowhood, they still remain in her use. 
I leave to my eldest son, David, £5, for his birthright. 



54 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

I leave to my sons David and Abraham^ all my lands 
and meadows. I leave to my three daughters, Janettie, 
Antie, and Maria, £50 each. I leave the rest of my 
personal estate to my children. "As my wife is now 
with child, if it is a son, it is to have an equal share 
with the other sons; but if a daughter, she shall have 
£50." I make my wife, and Dowe Van Duyn, of New- 
town, and Gerrit Lattin [Latting], of Jamaica, exec- 
utors. 

Witnesses, Rem Remsen, John Nisbit, Jeromus Rem- 
sen, Jr. Proved, December 5, 1766. 

Page 441. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Babekt 
Barheit, of New York, cartman, "being moved with 
the consideration of the Incertainty of this Mortal Life." 
I leave to my wife Rebecca, during her life, my dwell- 
ing-house and lots in New York, one of which I live 
in, fronting Beekmans street, another house adjoining, 
fronting on Beekmans street; "also a house and lot 
fronting on Huddlestone street, bounded on one side 
by the house in occupation of Mr. Wolf, and on the 
other side by the house in occupation of widow Fleve- 
bald;" Also a house and lot fronting Fair street, 
bounded on one side by the house in occupation of Mr. 
Wolf, and on the other side by the house in occupation 
of widow Flevebald. After her death, I leave the house 
where I live to my cousin, Andries Marselis; and the 
house fronting Huddlestone street to my nephew, Ger- 
ardus Barheit; and the house and lot fronting Fair 
street, to my nephew, Barent Barheit. " As to my two 
guns or muskets, I leave one to Johanes Van Hoosen, 
and the other to Andries Marselis." I leave all my 
wearing apparell to Johanes Van Hoosen when he is 
of age. I leave to Rebecca Van Woort my negro wench. 
All the rest of my personal estate, negroes, plate, 
money, and goods, I leave them to my wife Rebecca; 
and after her death I leave to Johanes Van Hoosen a 
negro boy; To my cousin, Cornelia Quackenbush, my 
two large silver spoons, marked B. C. K. I leave to 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 65 

Gertrude, Catharine, and Roles, children of my brother, 
Andries Barheit, and to Andrew Marcey, son of Mar- 
garet Marcey, daughter of my brother Andries, each 
£50 when they are of age. I make my wife, and my 
friends, Mr. Robert Morell, of New York, tallow chan- 
dler, and Mr. Peter Lott, baker, executors. 

Dated August 22, 1754. Witnesses, Richard Bydder, 
vintner, Abraham Eight, James Emott. Proved, No- 
vember 19, 1765. Confirmed June 10, 1767. 

[Note. — In 1695 widow Geesie Vandercliffe sold to 
William Huddlestone, schoolmaster, and to William 
Greene, two lots on the north side of " Nassau street," 
and adjoining each other, with the condition that each 
was to give a certain number ef feet for a " new street ; " 
this " new street " is now Gold street, north of Fulton 
street. " Nassau " street was afterward called " Fair 
street," and is now Fulton. The houses and lots men- 
tioned are on the east side of Gold street, between Pul- 
ton and Beekman street — W. S. P.] 

Page 444. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Lammert 
SuYDAM, of Brookland, in Kings County, being very 
sick. I direct all debts to be paid. I leave to my wife 
Abigail the use of all my dwelling-house, bam, orchard, 
lands, and meadows, and the use of my personal estate, 
for her maintainance and that of my unmarried chil- 
dren, so long as she remains my widow. If she marries 
she is to have £200. I leave to my two sons, Hendrick 
and Jacobus Suydam, all my houses and lands, and 
they are to pay to my three daughters, Bcnnetye, 
Janettye, wife of lUegans [f] Cornell, and Ida, wife 
of Martin Schenck, each i of £600. I leave to my sons 
Hendrick and Jacobus each £60, "to enable them to 
set out for housekeeping," and to each of them two 
horses and two cows ; " also my gun and all my 
Trooper's furniture," and my wearing apparell. I leave 
to my son Jacobus a negro boy. I leave to my daugh- 
ter Bennettye £50 when married, " to enable her to set 
up her housekeeping;" Also my Dutch Bible, and a 



66 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBKR 25. 

negro woman, and two boys and a girl, I leave to my 
three daughters each <£25. All the rest I leave to my 
children, and to my son Hendrick £5 "for his first 
birthright." I make my wife, and my son Hendrick, 
and my brother, Hendrick Suydam, and my brother- 
in-law, Leffert Leflferts, executors. 

Dated November 10, 1766. Witnesses, John Lott, 
Samuel Gerritsen, Johanes Lott, Jr. Proved, March 
30, 1767. 

Page 447. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Cregieb, of New York, mariner, being weak in body. 
My executors are to sell my house and lot, and all real 
estate, at public vendue or private sale. I leave to my 
eldest son, Martin, £10. I leave to my daughter, Mar- 
garet Collins, the wearing apparell formerly of my 
wife. All the rest of my estate to my four children, 
Martin, Thomas, John, and Margaret Collins, and I 
make them executors. 

Dated May 11, 1761. Witnesses, James Carroll, Q^r- 
rit De Graw, Jr., Henry Peckwell, schoolmaster. 
Proved, March 31, 1767. 

Page 448. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Jonathan 
Laurence, of New York, mariner, being in good health. 
I leave to my wife Mary one third of my farms lying 
at a place called Rahway, in New Jersey, now in occu- 
pation of one Pangman, and all the rest of my real 
estate. The other two thirds I leave to my daughter 
Margaret. If any chUd is hereafter bom, it is to have 
one half of the two thirds. I make my brother, Bichard 
Laurence, of Staten Island, shipwright, executor. 

Dated January 17, 1767. Witnesses, Mary Morse, 
Jacob Hallett, Charles Morse. Proved, April 1, 1767. 

Page 450. — In the name of God, Amen, this 17 of 
May, 1759. I, Rem Hegeman, of Flatbush, in Kings 
County, being in good health. I order all debts paid. 
I leave to my son Evert "my klock, and 20 shiUings 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 67 

for his Birthright as my oldest son and heir at law." 
I also leave him all my houses, lands, orchards, and 
meadows in Flatlands and Brookland ; and he is to pay 
to my two daughters, and the children of my son, Rem 
Hegeman, deceased, £600 in six payments; that is to 
say, to my eldest daughter, Metye, wife of Adrian Cor- 
nell, "living in Bucks County" [Pennsylvania], £100; 
To my second daughter, Femmetye Hegeman, £100 ; To 
the children of my son Rem, late deceased, £100. All 
household goods I leave to my children and grandchil- 
dren. If any of my negro slaves desire to live with 
any of my children, they are to have them at a reason- 
able price. I make my son Evert, and my son-in-law, 
Adrian Cornell, and my daughter Femmetye, executors. 
Witnesses, Rem Vander Bilt, Jacob Lefferts, Johanis 
Waldron, farmer. Proved, April 6, 1767. 

Page 453. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Barton, of New York, mariner, considering the uncer- 
tainty of this frail and transitory life. I leave to my 
wife Margaret all my estate, real and personal, and the 
prize money that may become due to me from the brig- 
antine privateer "Prince of Orange," Captain David 
Dickson, commander; and I make her executor. 

Dated November 13, 1756. Witnesses, Robert Dole, 
Elizabeth Will, Henry Will, pewterer. Proved, April 
16, 1767. 

Page 454. — In the name of God, Amen, March 9, 
1758. I, Stephen Hopkins, of Crom Elbow Precinct, 
in Dutchess County, " not knowing the time of my de- 
parture, and being under sore bodily weakness." All 
debts which I owe in law or justice to be paid. I leave 
to my wife Jemima one third of my movable estate, 
and the use of one third of all lands, and house and 
buildings; also her firewood. Whereas I have given 
to my three eldest sons, Noah, Roswell, and Michel, 
each one pair of oxen, one horse, and two cows. I also 
give as much to my other four sons. Weight, Stephen, 



68 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— USER 26. 

Benjamin, and Reuben. All the rest of my estate I 
leave to my said sons. I make my wife, and my son 
Roswell, executors. 

Witnesses, Ephraim Paine, Enoch Slossen, Eliza- 
beth Lyman. Proved, February 19, 1767, before Bar- 
tholemew Crannell. Elizabeth Lyman was then the 
wife of Nathaniel Pinney, of Amenia Precinct. 

Page 455. — Li the name of God, Amen, November 
1, 1766. " I, MiNNE ScHENCK, of Hcmpstcad Neck, in 
Queens County, make this will, desiring that all and 
every person herein concerned may be fully contented 
and satisfied, and raise no contention." I leave to my 
son, Martin Schenck, all my farm or plantation, with 
the woodland, and where I now live in the township 
of Hempstead, bounded north by highway that leads 
across the head of Cow Neck, east by William Smith 
and Robert Marvil, south by Samuel Denton and Roelof 
Schenck, and west by Roelof Schenck and Robert 
Michel; Also all my right on Hempstead Plains, and 
Hempstead undivided lands, and all my meadow at 
Jamaica South, and my two negro men and wench. 
Also my clock, and my large Dutch Bible, and my 
writing-desk, "and my Iron back plate," and my bed 
with all its furniture where I sleep, and all my horses, 
and one half of my other stock, and farming utensils; 
Also all that my other farm or plantation, with all the 
privileges, which I bought of John Pine, situate in 
Cow Neck in Hempstead; and he is to pay £800. I 
leave to my daughter Antie, wife of George Rapalye, 
£200 ; To my daughter Jannettie £200 ; To my daughter 
Maria £200; All these to be paid by my son Martin. 
I leave to my daughter Jannettie " my Bedstead in the 
Parlour, with all its furniture as it stands " ; Also £25 
more. I leave to my daughter Maria " one of my 
best Bedsteads, which stands in the back room," and 
£25 more. My daughter Elizabeth, wife of Peter On- 
derdonk, and Antie, wife of George Rapalye, have al- 
ready been paid by me the value of £300, and in order 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 69 

to do justice to my daughters Jannettie and Maria, I 
have given them each £300. I leave to my children all 
kitchen furniture. I make my son Martin, and my 
cousin, Jacobus Monfort, and my cousin [nephew], 
Martin Schenck, son of my brother Abraham Schenck, 
and Abraham Schenck, son of my brother Roelof, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Laurence Halstead, Jeremias Remsen, 
Simon Boerum, Proved, March 23, 1767. 

Page 458. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Robinson, of New York, being of sound mind. " My 
Burial is to be without Pomp, at the discretion of my 
wife and executors, who I doubt not will manage it 
with all requisite prudence." I order that my part of 
the brew house and grain, malt, and things in partner- 
ship with Caleb Laurence, and all the rest of my estate, 
real and personal, be sold at public vendue, and the pro- 
ceeds paid to my wife and my two daughters, Elizabeth 
and Mary. I make my wife, and Robert Hartshome, 
and Richard Lawrence, of Shreusbury, Monmouth 
County, New Jersey, and Joseph Furman, of New 
York, merchant, executors, and I recommend my dear 
wife and children to their care. 

Dated May 14, 1757. Witnesses, Robert Norris, 
Henry Heder, Jonas Holmes. 

Codicil.^— WheresLQ it has pleased God to give me 
three children since my will was made, and one of my 
four children has died, my estate is to be divided be- 
tween my wife and my children, Mary, Thomas, Eliza- 
beth, Sarah, and William. My estate at Amboy, which 
I had from my father, Andrew Robinson, is not to be 
sold during his life. I make my wife Rachel, and 
my four brothers-in-law, Hugh, John, Robert, and 
Esek Hartshome, and my friend, Joseph Furman, 
executors. 

Dated, April 14, 1767. Witnesses, Thomas Kennan, 
Elias Delgrushe, James Bowne, Jr. Proved, April 23, 
1767. [Robert and John Hartshome were Quakers.] 



60 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Page 461. — In the name of God, Amen, East Hamp- 
ton, Suffolk County, May 27, 1759. I, John Stbatton, 
farmer, being weak in body. " I commit my Soul into 
the hands of Ahnighty God, and my Body I recommend 
to the Earth, to be buried in decent Christian Burial," 
I leave to my wife Elizabeth one third of all lands, 
and the northeast half of my dwelling house; and the 
use of the lean-to, fireplace, and oven, and J of all my 
cattle and sheep, and ^ of orchard, and all household 
furniture except my desk, and loom, during her life. 
I leave to my loving son Matthew the north part of 
my home lot, bounded north by highway, west by 
Deacon Osbum, east by widow Jane Conkling, and 
south by the ditch ; Also a tract of land called Wheeler's 
Lot, bounded north and west by lane, east by Daniel 
Dayton, south by the same ; Also a piece of meadow and 
upland at Acabonac Neck, and a piece of meadow on 
the west side of Little Northwest Neck, and ^ of a share 
on Montauk; Also 90 acres of land "going to Aca- 
bonac," bounded north by land formerly of Theophilus 
Wilman, south by land formerly of Major Merry, 
east and west by highways; Also one half of all my 
woodland, and my loom and tackling. I leave to my 
son Stephen all the rest of my lands and meadows. I 
leave to my sons John and Samuel all my wearing 
apparel. I leave to my four daughters, Hannah, Phebe, 
Mary, and Elizabeth, 32 shillings between them. I 
make my wife Elizabeth, and my son Matthew, exec- 
utors. 

Witnesses, Daniel Dayton, Jr., Ezekiel Mulford, Jo- 
seph Gibbs. 

Codicil. — I leave to my son Matthew two thirds of all 
my stock, and one half of my Commonage. Dated 
August 29, 1761 [same witnesses']. Proved, January 
28, 1767, before Maltby Gelston, Surrogate. 

Page 463. — "I, Samuel Ludlam, of Southampton, 
in Suffolk County, farmer, do make this my last will 
and testament." I leave to my wife Mary all my estate 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 61 

except £25, which I give to my daughter Phebe, and 5 
shillings to my daughter Sarah. I make Thomas Top- 
ping and Ananias Cooper executors. 

Dated January 10, 1767. Witnesses, Stephen Schel- 
lenger, Jonathan Whelden, Abraham Schellenger. 
Proved, February 13, 1767. 

Page 464. — In the name of God, Amen, March 30, 
1765. I, Cornelius Conkling, of East Hampton, in 
Suffolk County, being weak in body. I leave to my 
daughter-in-law Ruth, widow of my son Cornelius, the 
use of the lower room, bedroom, milk-room, and new 
kitchen, in the east end of my dwelling-house, and one 
third of the garden, and the use of the well, so long as 
she remains a widow ; " Also the use of 3 acres of land 
called farther Newtown," and iV of a share on Mon- 
tauk; Also my two-mile Hollow Close, and a piece of 
meadow at Acabonac great meadow; Also i of my 
sedge at the farther end of Nappeage, and 16 acres of 
land in the 4-acre division " near Edward's Hole," and 
5 acres in the 5-acre division, as an amendment, " lying 
against the west end of the Long straight, North West 
Plain Lane," until her son, my grandson Cornelius, is 
18 years old. I leave to my grandson, Cornelius Conk- 
ling, son of my son Cornelius, deceased, 3 acres of land 
called farther Newtown, which was my father's, and 
all the rest of the lands named above; Also my gun, 
sword, and cartridge-box. I leave to my granddaugh- 
ters, the children of my son Cornelius, Ruth, Deborah, 
and Abigail, 20 shillings each. I leave to my daughter 
Elizabeth tjV of a share on Montauk, and my right in 
the windmill, and a bed, and <£15 worth of household 
furniture. I leave to my daughter Esther, and the 
children of my daughter Mary, 5 shillings, and to the 
children of my daughter Jane 5 shillings. I leave to 
my son, Mulford Conkling, the house and lot where he 
now lives, and ^ of the Newtown Close that was Jere- 
miah Mulford's. I leave to my sons Mulford and 
Nathan all the rest of my lands and Commonage and 



62 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

movables, and they are to pay all lawful debts. I make 
my trusty friend, Eleazer Miller, and my sons Mulf ord 
and Nathan, executors. 

Witnesses, Jesse Dayton, Thomas Baker, Burnet 
Miller. Proved, January 28, 1767. 

Page 466. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Jeremiah 
MuLFORD, of East Hampton, Suffolk County, being in 
health. I leave to my son Lemuel my now dwelling- 
house and home lot and buildings, and i of a share on 
Montauk; And all my Acabonac Close, called the 
hither close, except the south half of that part which 

1 bought of Ann Edwards, being 6 acres, which I give 
to my son Ezekiel, with a 4-rod highway, to his Gar- 
diner land. I also leave to my son Lemuel my Ama- 
gansett Close, adjoining Jeremiah Conkling, and one 
piece of land adjoining Uriah Miller's home lot, " and 
i of my close called the Skimhampton Close," and 20 
acres of woodland in the north side of my wood lot, 
near the two holes of water adjoining to Thomas Dibble; 
Also 2 acres of commonage, and a piece of meadow 
on the east side of Acabonac, adjoining Saml Mul- 
f ord ; But if he dies, then it is to go to my son Ezekiel, 
reserving the use of the house and lot to LemuePs 
widow. I leave to my son Abraham my close at the 
2-mile Hollow, and my swamp lot at Northwest, and 

2 acres of commonage, and my right in the windmill, 
and ^ of a share on Montauk. I leave to my sons 
Jeremiah and Job tV of a share on Montauk. All the 
rest of my lands I leave to my son Ezekiel. I leave to 
my son Lemuel my Great Bible, and my negro boy 
" Sharper." I leave to my sons Lemuel and Ezekiel 
all my wainage and farming utensils. I leave to my 
daughter, Hannah Brant, my silver tankard. I leave 
to my daughters, Abigail Howell and Hannah Brant, a 
negro woman and child, and all household goods, and 
£40 in cash. All the rest I leave to my three sons, 
Jeremiah, Job, and David. I make my sons, Lemuel 
and Ezekiel, executors. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 03 

Dated December 28, 1765. Witnesses, John Chat- 
field, Eleazer Conkling, Silas Hand. I leave all my 
hay, flax, and grain to my sons Lemuel and Ezekiel. 
Proved, December 17, 1766. Confirmed by Sir Henry 
Moore, April 24, 1767. 

Page 468. — In the name of God, Amen, November 
7, 1765. I, RoELOF Westervelt, of Poughkeepsie, Pre- 
cinct in Dutchess County. I leave to my eldest son Cas- 
porus, " my gun or fowling-piece, which he is to have 
more than his brother and sister in consideration of 
his Birthright as my first-bom son." I leave to my 
daughter, Aultie Westervelt, my great cupboard, and 
her mother's clothes or wearing apparel. I leave to 
my two sons, Casporus and Albert, all my wearing 
apparel. I leave to my son Albert a young horse- 
All the rest of my personal estate, horses, cattle, 
sheep, negro wench, and all manner of household goods 
and fanning utensils, to be sold by executors, to pay 
debts, and the rest to my children. My executors are 
to sell lands and divide the proceeds among my three 
children; The part of the minor children to be put at 
interest. I make my brothers, John Westervelt, of 
Bergen County, New Jersey, and Cornelius Westervelt, 
of Poughkeepsie, and Gulian Ackerman, of Dutchess 
County, and Christian Demorix [Demorest], of New 
York, executors. 

Witnesses, Johanes Van Stenebergen, Benjamin 
Westervelt, Peter Du Bois. Proved, April 15, 1767, 
before Bartholemew Crannell. 

Page 471. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
Nelson, mariner, belonging to his Majesty's Ship " Gar- 
land," Francis Reynolds, Esq., commander, "being of 
sound mind, and considering the Dangers of the Seas." 
I leave all my estate to my brother, Hugh Nelson, of 
the Parish of Claugh, County Antrim, Ireland, and 
make him executor. 

Dated August 30, 1762. Witnesses, Francis Rey- 



04 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBBSR 26. 

nolds, Robert Boyd, James McGraw. . Proved, April 
25, 1767. 

Page 472. — In the name of God, Amen, September 
10, 1766. I, Jacob Bergen, of Brookland, in Kings 
County, farmer. I leave all my estate, real and per- 
sonal, in Brookland or Brookhaven, in Suffolk County, 
to my well-beloved wife Antie during her widowhood. 
After her marriage or death, I leave to my grandson, 
Rutgert Van Brunt, all the said lands, provided he 
pays £1,600. Out of this he is to pay to the executors 
of John Hallock £1,125, for the farm which I bought 
of them in Brookhaven, and £12 yearly to his mother, 
my daughter Sarah, now the wife of Thomas Roberson 
[Robinson]. I leave all that my messuage and tract 
of land in Brookhaven, which I bought of the executors 
of John Hallock, to my grandson, Jacob Van Brunt, 
provided he pays £725 ; And he is to pay £12 yearly 
to his mother, my daughter Sarah, now the wife of 
Thomas Robinson. I leave to my grandson, Thomas 
Robinson, £400 when of age. I leave to my grand- 
daughter, Ann Robinson, £400 when 21. I leave to 
my granddaughter, Sarah Robinson, £400 when 21. 
I leave to my two grandsons, Rutgert and Jacob Van 
Brunt, the piece of woodland in Brookhaven which I 
bought of Thomas Robinson, lying between the lands 
of Joseph Davis and Noah Hallock. After the death 
or marriage of my wife, I leave all my personal estate 
to them. If any of my negro slaves of either sex shall 
not behave themselves well, or are disobedient to their 
mistress, the executors are to sell them. All the legacies 
mentioned are to be paid by my two sons. I make my 
wife, and my brother-in-law, Michael Bergen, and my 
cousin, John Van Home, and my friend, Johanes 
Bergen, executors. 

Witnesses, Abraham Brower, William Brower, Jr., 
Simon Boerum. Proved, April 25, 1767. 

[Note. — The daughter Sarah, who married 
Van Brunt, was left a young widow, and married 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS-LIBER 25. 65 

Thomas Bobinson, of Brookhaven, who was the ances- 
tor of many descendants of the name now living in 
Brookhaven.— W. S. P.] 

Page 475. — In the name of God, Amen, September 
26, 1763. I, JosiAH Patebson, of New York, physician, 
being weak and sick; I leave to my children, John, 
Bichard, Josiah, Abraham, Elizabeth, Ann, and Mary, 
a certain large tract of land lying in the Great Patent 
in Ulster County, it being part of Leonard Lnsses right, 
and commonly known by the name of Lot No. 33, as 
by the map may appear ; To be divided when the young- 
est is of age. My executors are to sell all the rest of 
real estate. I leave to my wife Catalina the use of 
all the rest of estate. I make my wife, and my brother- 
in-law, Abraham Lydecker, and my son John, and my 
daughter Elizabeth, executors. 

Witnesses, Johanes Quackenbos, John Archer, Hel- 
ena Bant. Proved, April 28, 1767. 

[Note. — The " Great Patent " is the Hardenberg 
Patent.— W. S. P.] 

Page 477. — I, Petee Chambees, of New York, mar- 
iner. I leave to my beloved friend, John Lambert, of 
New York, merchant, all my estate, real and personal, 
and make him executor. 

Dated August 23, 1766. Witnesses, Bichard Mackie, 
John Cornell, Thomas Evans, watchmaker. Proved, 
May 7, 1767. 

Page 478. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Elbeet 
LuYSTEE, of Newtown, in Queens County, being in 
health. All debts to be paid. I leave to my wife Jaca- 
myntie the use of all estate during her widowhood. I 
leave to my son Gerritt my whole farm, and he is to pay 
£500 to my daughters, £100 each, viz., Elizabeth, 
Sarah, Jacamyntie, Altie, and Jannettie. I leave to my 
son Gerritt three liorses, and my best wagon, plow, and 
utensils. I leave to my daughters, Elizabeth, Sarah, 



66 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Altie, and Jannettie, "an outfit each, as my daughter 
Jacamyntie has received," and they are to have one 
of the rooms in the house to live in until married. 
The rest of estate I leave to all my children. I make 
my wife Jacamyntie, and my son Gerritt, and my kins- 
man, Daniel Luyster, executors. 

Dated January 10, 1757. Witnesses, Cornelius 
Rapalye, Richard Berrian, Jacob Eapalye. Proved, 
April 14, 1767. 

Page 480. — In the name of God, Amen, February 
13, 1761. I, David Hand. After payment of debts, I 
leave to my wife Sarah all the rest of my movable 
estate, except as here mentioned, and the use of i of 
all lands, so long as she continues my widow. I leave 
to my son Josiah the lands which I bought in the 
township of Hanover, in Morris County, New Jer- 
sey, all my lands and meadows on the west side of 
the road; and to my son Silas all my lands on the 
east side of the road, known by the name of the Old 
Field, and 20 acres of meadow on the west side of the 
Old road, along by the Great Ditch, and butting east 
upon HowelPs land, and partly by highway; Also 1^ 
acres on the west side, where my son Josiah hath his 
land, in a convenient place to build on. I leave to my 
son, David Hand, all my lands in the town of South- 
ampton, in Suffolk County, with the buildings and 
commonage, and also in East Hampton. I leave to 
my daughter, Elizabeth Pierson, 5 shillings. I make 
my wife Sarah, and my son David, executors. 

Witnesses, Job Pierson, David Pierson, Jr., Silas 
Stuart Proved, March 11, 1767. 

[Note. — David Hand lived in the town of South- 
ampton. His homestead was on the north side of the 
country road at Bridgehampton, some ways west of the 
road from Sagg to Sag Harbor, and was owned in re- 
cent years by Theron Hand. David Hand was son of 
Josiah Hand, of the well-known East Hampton family. 
— W. S. P.] 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 07 

Page 482. — I, John Lum, of Hunttiiigton, in Suffolk 
County, being this 20 day of November, 1754, well in 
body. I leave to my wife Phebe all the goods I had by 
her in marriage, in like condition and value as when 
I received them; Also a horse and 2 cows, a yoke of 
oxen, cart, plow, and tackling, and her bread and meat 
and other provision for one year; Also one half of the 
profits of my lands, and i of my salt meadow, during 
her widowhood. I leave to my eldest son, John Lum, 
a piece of land lying on the east side of the land where 
he now lives, being the piece of land I formeriy pur- 
chased of John Ketcham, deceased; Also ^ of my 
meadow at South, and ^ of a £100 right in Old Town 
Purchase. " This is what I propose to give him, hav- 
ing paid for a piece of land which he has had." I leave 
to my youngest son, Samuel, the house and land where 
I now live, one half after my decease, and the other 
half after the death of my wife ; Also two small pieces 
of land, one joining John Whitman, and the other 
joining Zebulon Whitman, in all, four acres; Also one 
half of my salt meadow at South, and one half of a 
£100 right in the Old Town Purchase. All the rest 
of my estate to be sold by my executors, and the money 
paid to my seven daughters, Mary Smith, Jemima 
Munsell, Keziah Soper, Elizabeth Lewis, Jane Lewis, 
Hannah Sammis, and Sarah Lewis. I make my lov- 
ing friends and neighbors, Piatt Jervis and Jona- 
than Smith, "both living near me at a place known 
by the name of the Long Swamp, in Huntington," 
executors. 

Witnesses, John Willis, Jr., Peter Demelt, Samuel 
Willis. Proved in New York, May 28, 1767. 

Page 485. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Saybe, of the town of Southampton, in Suffolk County, 
yeoman, being in health. I direct all debts to be paid. 
I leave to my wife Hannah the use of my now dwelling- 
house, and bam and home lot, so long as she remains 
my widow and bears up my name; Also £30 worth of 



68 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

goods as she shall choose. I leave to my son, Matthew 
Sayre, all my home lot adjoining to William Foster 
on the east, and Ichahod Halsey on the west, with all 
the buildings; And a piece of meadow at Shinnecock, 
Great Neck, which I bought of Stephen Herrick; And 
a piece of land at Seven Ponds, lying on the west side 
of the plain path running north as far as David Howell's 
land ; and I of my woodland and orchard, and ^ of my 
land in the three late divisions of land made in 1763, 
and ^ of my commonage throughout the town bounds. 
I also leave to my son, Matthew Sayre, all that piece 
of land called my Jonathan's Lot, joining to Nathaniel 
Halsey on the east I leave to my son, John Sayre, 
that piece of land at Seven Ponds lying on the east 
side of the plain path, bounded east by Samuel Halsey, 
and to run north as far as fenced. I also leave him 
all the rest of my lands and commonage. I leave to 
my son-in-law, Silas Cook, 5 shillings in cash. I leave 
to my son Matthew my cart, plough, and harrows. All 
the rest of my estate I leave to my sons and daughters 
[twt named], I make my son Matthew, and my son- 
in-law, Stephen Rogers, executors. 

Dated March 1, 1764. Witneses, Joseph Goldsmith, 
blacksmith, Phebe Howell, Susanah Halsey. 

Codicil. — Confinns the will. I leave to my sons John 
and Matthew all my live stock and farming tools. I 
leave to my son Matthew li acres of land joining on 
the southwest comer of Zebulon Halsey's woodland in 
tlie Great South Division, Lot Xo. 30, with liberty to 
pass out, repass to and from said land through the 
land I have given to my son John. 

Dated February 7, 1765. Witnesses, Susanah Halsey, 
Silas Halsey, Ephraim Foster. Proved, April 2, 1767, 
In^fore Maltby Gelston, Surrogate. 

[Note. — John Sayre was born in 1692, and died 
]\rarch 12, 1767. His homestead was at Flying Point, 
and is now owned by his great-grandson, Edward F. 
Sayro. His son, John Sayre, was the grandfather of 
Oliver Sayre, of Littlewortli.— \V. S. P.] 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 69 

Page 484. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Coeneuus 
Berrian, of Newtown, in Queens County, being indis- 
posed in body. I leave to my wife Sarah the use of 
all household furniture, and 2 cows, and part of the 
house and garden, and £70, and a bed. I leave to my 
son John 10 shillings "on behalf of his birthright." 
I leave to my son Cornelius all my real estate, with the 
deeds and writings thereto belonging, and he is to pay 
to my wife Sarah £Jl yearly, and furnish firewood, 
pasture, and fodder for two cows; And he is also to 
pay <£700, after my wife's death, in four instalments, 
to be divided among my children. I leave to my daugh- 
ters, Phebe and Ruth, each £60 13s. 4d. All the rest 
I leave to my sons, John, Samuel, Richard, Nicholas, 
Cornelius, Peter, and Jacob. I make my sons, John, 
Richard, Samuel, and Cornelius, executors. 

Dated March 23, 1767. Witnesses, Daniel Rapalye, 
Jr., Henry Ricker, Jesse Warner. Proved, June J, 
1767. 

Page 490. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Catharina 
HojEB, of New York, widow. I leave to my grand- 
daughter, Rickey Hojer, and to my son Peter, my 
largest diamond ring. I leave to my grandson, An- 
drew Dunscomb, son of Daniel Dunscomb, my other 
diamond* ring. All the rest of my personal property 
to be sold by my executors, and the money used to 
pay debts, and a mortgage for £100, lying against the 
house and lot situate and adjoining the French Church- 
yard in New York. I leave the said house and lot to 
my son, Peter Hojer, for life, and then to be sold by 
my executors at public vendue, and the money to be 
put at interest, and one half to be paid to the children 
of Peter Hojer by his present wife Elizabeth, and one 
half to Daniel, Edward, and Andrew Dunscomb, sons 
of Daniel Dunscomb. I make my son Peter, and John 
Godfrey Miller, of New York, " leather breeches maker," 
and John Montanye, baker, executors. 

Dated June 26, 1764. Witnesses, Nathaniel Mc- 



70 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Coul, James Deas, Richard Morris. Proved, June 1, 
1767. 

[Note. — This name is sometimes spelled "Hojer" 
and sometimes "Hoyer." The house and lot is now 
No. 64 Cedar street.— W. S. P.] 

Page 492. — " To all to whom these Presents shall 
come, Greeting. Know ye that I, Thomas Fabrington, 
of Rye, in Westchester County, being of Sound mind." 
I leave to my wife Kesiah one third of my personal 
estate, with the privilege of having the best room in 
my dwelling-house, and one third of the furniture dur- 
ing her natural life. I leave to my eldest son, John 
Farrington, " 5 shiUings, in full consideration of his 
Legesy." I leave to my daughter, Lydey Farrington, 
£15, to be paid by her brother Stephen; also the best 
feather bed, and the best table, and one brass ketUe, 
twelve good pewter plates, two pewter platters, an iron 
pot, six chairs, two cows, and my best Bible. I leave 
to my son Stephen all my farm lying in Harrison's 
Purchase, in the town of Rye, being 100 acres, and all 
the rest of my movable estate. I make my trusty and 
well-beloved friends, Thomas Vail and John Cromwell, 
executors. 

Dated the 24 of 3d month, 1761. Witnesses, Elias 
Clapp, John Clapp, Jr., John Clapp. Proved, March 
24, 1767, before David Dayton. [The witnesses were 
all Quakers.] 

Page 494. — In the name of God, Amen, January 19, 
1767. I, Nicholas Laparge, of Richmond County, 
being sick. I leave to my sister Mary £10; To my 
brother David's son, Philip, " one blue coat and Jacote 
Cote." My executors are to sell all estate, and after 
paying debts and funeral charges, the rest to go to my 
cousins [nephews] Philip and Nicholas, sons of David 
Lafarge, and Charles and Nicholas, sons of Charles 
Lafarge. I make my brothers, David and Charles, 
executors. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 71 

Witnesses, John Lafarge, John Sequin. Proved, 
March 3, 1767, before Benjamin Seaman. 

Page 496. — In the name of God, Amen, March 21, 
1766. I, Daniel Cbochebon, of Richmond County, 
being in good health. I leave to my wife Mary the use 
of all estate while she remains my widow. I leave to 
Abraham, the eldest son of my beloved wife, £20, and 
an equal share with the rest of my children, viz., John, 
Daniel, Nicholas, and Catharine, " esteeming my wif e^s 
eldest son Abraham to be one of my children." I make 
my wife, and her son Abraham, executors. 

Witnesses, Richard Crips, Jacob Vanderbilt, John 
Hillyer. Proved, March 19, 1767. 

Page 497. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Kelly, of New York, do make this my last will and 
testament. I leave to my wife Mary all the plate and 
furniture I had with her, or that she brought to my 
house, and did heretofore belong to William Ellison, 
her former husband; Also 61 ounces of plate which I 
had in right of my said wife, and which was a part 
of the plate of her late husband. Dr. Thomas Braine. 
I also give her £30 for mourning and a mourning 
ring, and a negro girl and £1,000 ; " And I desire that 
she would reserve and keep what I give her in her 
own power during her life, so that she may have where- 
with all to live independent, with the right of dower 
that she has during her life in the house in the Mont- 
gomerie Ward, now in possession of Robert Cromelin." 
I leave to my daughter-in-law, Catharine Morris, £160, 
and to her son, Theophilus Morris, £25. I leave to 
my son-in-law, Richard Franses, £60, and I leave to 
his sons all my wearing apparell, and to his daughter 
Sarah £15, and to his daughter Margaret £20, and to 
his daughter Rachel £20, " and to his daughter, Cath- 
arine Throckmorton, £12, for a silver teapot" I. 
leave to Elizabeth Willoughby, my wife^s niece, £20; 
To Catharine Mergeson, £8. "I leave to the Rector 
and congregation of Trinity Church £15, to be applied 



72 . ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

toward clothing the poor free school children." I 
leave to the children of my brother, William Kelly, 
late of the Island of Barbadoes, £200. I leave to my 
wife's daughter, Elizabeth Cromelin, a good mourning 
ring. I leave to my daughter Rachel, widow of Adam 
Fisher, all that my dwelling-house and lot in Queen 
street, in the East Ward. I leave to Robert Cromelin, 
David Clarkson, and Augustus 'Van Cortlandt, Esq., 
£1,400, in trust for my granddaughter, Catharine 
Lodge, if she lives to be 21, the interest to be paid to 
my daughter Rachel for her. And whereas I have 
charged the estate of my son-in-law, Abraham Lodge, 
and for my extraordinary trouble the sum of £375, it 
is to be part of the £1,400. The rest of my personal 
estate I leave to my daughter Rachel, widow of Adam 
Fisher. "Lastly, as I have a good opinion of the 
fidelity and faithfulness of the abovenamed Trustees, 
I leave them £120." 

Dated May 22, 1765. Witnesses, Lambert Moore, 
Thomas Warner, Abraham Warner. Proved, June 12, 
1767. 

Page 500. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Abraham 
Bbickhall, of Newtown, in Queens County, being in 
good health. I leave to my only son, Abraham, a negro 
boy; To my daughter Ann, wife of Theodorus Pol- 
hemus, " another negro boy, who was bom in his house 
and now lives with him." I leave to my daughter 
Sarah, wife of John Brinkerhoff, a negro girl. All the 
rest of my personal estate I leave to my said children, 
and to my daughter Elizabeth, wife of John Rapalye, 
and to Mary, wife of William Bloodgood. I leave to 
my son Abraham all my messuages and tenements and 
lands, and he is to pay to my daughter Ann £200, and 
to my brother Hendrick £200, and to my son-in-law, 
Theodorus Polhemus, £200 ; To my daughter Elizabeth 
£200; To my daughter Sarah £200. I make my son 
Abraham, and my brother Hendrick, and my son-in- 
law, Theodorus Polhemus, executors. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 73 

Dated April 19, 1763. I leave to my son Abraham 
my Large Dutch Bible, and my silver tankard and gun 
and wearing apparell. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Hinchman, Nehemiah Lndlam, 
Eobert Hinchman. Proved, June 8, 1767, before Henry 
Dawson, Surrogate. 

Page 503. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Samuel 
Bainabd, of Hempstead, in Queens County. I leave to 
my son Samuel £100, and my wearing apparell, and a 
piece of salt meadow lying by Washbums Neck, on 
the east side of the creek ; Also all my right in the town 
of Hempstead. I leave to Elizabeth, daughter of my 
son Samuel, £5. I leave to Mary Bhoads, daughter 
of Mary Bhoads, £40; To Elizabeth, wife of George 
Baldwin, £40; To Sarah Bloom £40; To B«becca 
Covert £40. The rest of my estate I leave to my chil- 
dren, Samuel, Mary Bhoads, Elizabeth Baldwin, Sarah 
Bloom, and Eebecca Covert I make my friends, Ben- 
jamin Cannon, and Thomas Bushmore, executors. 

Dated July 7, 1763. Witnesses, Peter Losee, David 
Losee, Peter Titus. Proved, June 2, 1767. 

Page 504. — In the name of God, Amen, October 22, 
1765. I, Jacobus Van Etten, of Wachconck, in the 
Corporation of Eingston, in Ulster County, being weak 
in body. My wife Catharine shall enjoy my whole es- 
tate during her natural life. I leave to my eldest son 
Arie, for his birthright, my gun or fowling-piece. I 
leave to my son Guisbert all my farm where I now 
live, situate within the Corporation of Kingston, at 
Wachconck, with all lands, houses, and buildings; 
Also £16 in cash, which sum my son Guisbert has put 
out upon interest to Cornelius Newkirk; And he shall 
pay to my seven children, Arie, Johanes, Ariantie, 
Catharine, Maria, Elizabeth, and Leaya, each £1. I 
also leave to my son Guisbert all my stock of grain 
"in my house, bam, barrack, or in the mill"; "Also 
one iron-bound wagon, with its tackling," and my har- 



74 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

row, ploughs, horses, and cows. All the rest of my 
personal estate to my children. 

Witnesses, Wilhelminus Hoghteylingh, Jr., Johanes 
Van Benschotten, Andries De Witt, Jr. Proved, May 
11, 1767, before George Clinton, Surrogate. 

Page 506. — In the name of God, Amen, January 27, 
1761. I, John Smith, of Herricks, in the township of 
Hempstead, in Queens County, being sifk and weak. I 
leave to my wife Susanah all that part of my house- 
hold goods that belonged to her before our marriage, 
and £70 in money, and the use of my negro wench 
" Hannah," and one room in my house, so long as she 
inclines to live there ; And after the death of my wife, 
or when she wishes to break up housekeeping, then the 
said wench shall go to my son, Sylvanus Smith. My 
wife is also to have necessary firewood. I leave to my 
two sons, Sylvanus and Timothy, all my lands in the 
following manner: "Whereas my son Sylvanus hath 
already 42 acres where he now lives, in Herricks, I 
give to my son Timothy as much land here, in Her- 
ricks, as shall be judged equal; And whereas my son 
Timothy hath already 80 acres of land near Hempstead 
Harbor, I therefore give to my son Sylvanus as much 
of my land near Hempstead Harbor as shall be judged 
equal." And I give to my two sons all the rest of my 
lands and buildings and meadows, equally. I leave to 
my daughter Hannah a negro girl and £200; To my 
daughter Sarah £200; To my daughter Mary £174; 
"also £26 to be laid out in buying a silver tankard 
for her." The rest of my household goods I leave to 
my daughters, Hannah, Mary, and Sarah. My two 
sons are to pay their legacies. I make my two sons, 
and my friends, Richard Thorn and Isaac Smith, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, James Smith, Micah Smith, Samuel Den- 
ton. Proved, May 13, 1767, before Henry Dawson, 
Surrogate. 

[Note. — "Herricks" is a locality about three miles 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 76 

northwest of Mineola. It derives its name from Will- 
iam Herrick, who was an early settler in Newtown. 
He was a younger brother of James Herrick, who was 
the first settler of the name in Southampton, in Suffolk 
County.— W. S. P.] 

Page 508. — Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, Captain- 
Greneral and Governor. Whereas Henry Culyer, of 
New York, merchant, in his will, appointed his four 
sons, Henry, John, Telamon, and Abraham, executors, 
and only two of them were confirmed, letters of admin- 
istration are granted to the other sons, John and Abra- 
ham, June 16, 1767. 

Page 509. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Benjamik 
Du Bois, of Catskill, in Albany County, being in health. 
I leave to my son, Isaac Du Bois, all that part of my 
lands, being the farm now in his possession, situate at 
Catskill, beginning at a water ash tree on the south 
side of Catskill, in a bend above Hopsnose point and 
on the east side of a small brook which runs into Cats- 
kill, and from thence running south, 30 degrees, west 
56 chains, 60 links, to the land of Catharine Overbagh, 
widow of Johan Jerry Overbagh; Thence along her 
lands, and the lands of Sarah Overbagh, to the great 
meadow lying on Hudson's River; Then north along 
the meadow to Catskill, and then up Catskill to where 
it first began. I leave to my son, Cornelius Du Bois, 
all that part of my land, being the farm now in his 
occupation at Catskill, beginning at a black oak tree 
standing on the brink of the south side of Catskill, and 
the northwest side of the land of my son Cornelius ; 
Thence running S. 88, W. 20 chains ; Then S. 65, W. 
19 ; Then S. 11. 30, W. 12 ; Then S. 22, W. 16 ; Then 
S. 44, W. 12 ; Then S. 17, W. 23, to the land of Sarah 
Overbagh; Thence southeasterly along her lands and 
Johanes Overbagh and Catharine Overbagh, to the 
southwest corner of said farm given to my son Isaac; 
Then along the same, N. 30, E. 55 chains, 60 links, to 
Catskill, at the northwest end of the farm given to my 



76 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS—UBER 26. 

8011 Isaac; Then up along Catskill to the place where 
it first began. I also leave him "a lot of woodland, 
known as the Lot on the Hill," beginning at a sapling 
standing near the edge of the Rocky Hill, and then 
running S. 64, E. 6 chains, 50 links, to tiie foot of 
the Cedar Hill, to a sapling standing near the edge of 
the Rocky Hill ; thence S. 64, E. 6.50, to the foot of the 
Cedar Hill; Then northeasterly along the foot of the 
Cedar Hill to a sapling; Then S. 60, E. 5, to the top 
of the Rocky Hill ; Then along the top of the Rocky Hill 
to the place of beginning, including the spring of water 
at the northeast point of the Rocky Hill. I leave to 
my son, Hubartus Du Bois, all that part of my lands, 
being the farm in my occupation at Catskill, beginning 
at a tree on the south side of my land, and in the north- 
west corner of Paulus Smith's land, and runs thence 
N. 56, W. 1.38, to a tree; Thence N. 34, E. 17, to a 
tree at the road ; Thence N. 11, W. 19 ; Thence N. 24, 
W. 6 ; Thence South to the foot of a Rocky Hill ; Thence 
along the same to a tree; Thence N. 28, W. 4.50, to 
Cater's kill, to a tree ; Thence down Cater's kill to Cats- 
kill, and down the same to the land given to my son 
Cornelius, and along the same to the land of Sarah 
Overbagh, and then along her land and the land of 
Paulus Smith to the place of beginning. My wife 
Catharine is to remain in full possession of all the 
premises and have the full benefit of them during her 
widowhood; and my sons Hubartus and Isaac shall 
pay to my two daughters, Sarah, widow of Christian 
Overbagh, and Trentie, wife of John Van Orden, £100 
each. I leave to my grandson, Benjamin Du Bois, 
son of my eldest son, Solomon Du Bois, deceased, the 
fann in the possession of my daughter-in-law, Margaret 
Du Bois, at Catskill, beginning at a tree on the brink 
of Cater's kill, and thence running S. 28, E. 4.50, to 
a tree at the foot of Rocky Hill, and thence southwest 
along the same to the Wigwam path, which goes to the 
mill, and then west to the fountain, which lies just 
under the foot of the Limestone Hill, and then along 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS^LIBER 26. 77 

the foot of Limestone Hill to the land of Jurian Over- 
bagh; then west to land of Frederick Brandow, and 
along his land to Cater's kill, and down the same 
to place of beginning; Eeserving the fall of water in 
eater's kill, opposite to the mill of Salisbury and Com- 
pany, and 3 acres adjoining the same, on the south side 
of Cater's kill; And he is to pay to his sisters, Cata- 
lintie, Sarah, and Rachel, each £75. And I leave to 
my three sons and my grandson all the said fall of water 
and the three acres of land, for a mill. I also leave them 
a certain meadow or swamp called Uilien Vly [Owl 
Swamp], and Great Cripple Bush, adjoining to the 
river; Also all my woodland in the Hills, and all the 
rest of my real estate. After all debts are paid, I leave 
to my two daughters, Sarah and Trintie, all my money 
in cash, or at interest, and my daughter Sarah is first 
to have £48, to make her equal with my daughter Trin- 
tie, who has had the like. All the rest of my personal 
estate to my three sons and two daughters, and the chil- 
dren of my son Solomon, deceased. I make my three 
sons executors. My daughter-in-law Margaret, widow 
of my son Solomon, is to have the use of the estate of 
her children. 

Dated May 20, 1762. Witnesses, Samuel Van Vech- 
ten, Sylvester Salisbury, Abraham Salisbury. Proved 
in Albany, February 2, 1767, before John De Peyster, 
Surrogate. 

Page 514. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Kennan, of New York, " taylor." After all debts are 
paid, I leave to my son, Thomas Kennan, son to Jane 
Miliken, 1,000 acres of land in or near Kinackticut, in 
conjunction with Andrew Cunningham, now clerk to 
Judge Smith, Thomas Hiet, John Devan, James Ollif er, 
Mr. Augustus Coatlen, Mr. Kyssock, George Hopkins, 
" and so forth." If he dies without issue, then to my 
loving brothers and sisters, Eobert, Thomas, Mary, and 
Jane Kennan. I leave to each of my apprentice boys, 
if they serve the remainder of their term with William 



78 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 

Laughhead, £10 each. I leave to my friend, William 
Langhhead, all the rest of my estate, books, debts, fur- 
niture, and watch, " for his love and care of me during 
my sickness," and he is to take the deed and pay the 
expense of the said 1,000 acres of land fer my son 
Thomas. 

Dated April 6, 1767. Witnesses, Charles Montague, 
John Burke, innkeeper. Proved, June 24, 1767. 

Page 515. — In the name of God, Amen, January 30, 
1740. I, Abraham Provoost, of Claverack, in Albany 
County. " I now come to the disposal of my temporal 
estate." I leave to my eldest son, Johanes, £5, in bar 
to his right of primo geniture, " and further that my 
son Johanes shall have my place, called Cost Verloren 
[Lost Crust], as now in fence, with the condition that 
my unmarried children shall have their living out of 
the same, and they to assist to work for their main- 
tainance." The remainder of my estate I leave to my 
five sons, Hendrick, Samuel, Abraham, Isaac, and 
Jacob, "and they are to assist each other in building 
a convenient house and barn, and further that they 
shall never sell the place but unto each other." All 
my personal estate I leave to my six sons, and I make 
them executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Staats, Neelsa Staats, Barent 
Staats. Proved, January 31, 1766. Confirmed June 
29, 1767. 

Page 517. — In the name of God, Amen. I, David 
OcHTERLONY, late of Moutrosc, but now of Boston, 
mariner, being in health. I leave to my wife Catharine 
all my wages, goods, chattels, and estate, and make her 
executor. 

Dated, May 20, 1757. Witnesses, Samuel Minot, 
Miriam Tyler, Mary Tyler. Proved in Boston, before 
Foster Hutchinson, Esq., March 7, 1766. Confirmed in 
New York, July 1, 1767, and letters of administration 
granted to William Bayard, attorney for Catharine 
Ochterlony. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 25. 79 

Page 519.— ^In the name of God, Amen, September 17, 
1764. I, Col. Henby Smith, of the manor of St. George, 
in Suffolk County, Gent., being in comfortable state of 
health. Nothwithstanding I have made a large and 
ample provision for my son, William Smith, by an In- 
denture Quadripartite, dated January 12, 1748, yet I be- 
queathe to him my right of commonage called Chesten^s, 
to him and his heirs and assigns for ever. I leave to my 
son Gilbert my right of commons called Harlow's right 
I leave to my daughter, Frances Smith, a lot of land 
in the west Meadow Neck, No. 30. I leave to my sons, 
William and Gilbert, and to my two daughters, Mary 
Smith and Martha Lions, 10 shillings each. My exec- 
utors are to pay all debts with the money in balance 
of my son William's obligations in the said Indenture, 
now in the keeping of Richard Floyd. All the rest of 
my movable estate I leave to my daughter, Frances 
Smith. My executors are to secure the money obli- 
gated to be paid by my son William, and as this will 
be attended with some trouble, they are to take to them- 
selves a sufficient recompense. I make my respected 
and trusty friends. Col. Richard Floyd, Esq., Capi 
Eleazar Hawkins, and Capt. Benajah Strong, executors. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Talmadge, Nathan WoodhuU, 
Joseph Brewster, Benjamin Floyd. Proved, March 28, 
1767, before Richard Miller, Surrogate. 

[Note. — Col. Henry Smith was son of Col. William 
Smith of the manor of St. George, in the town of Brook- 
haven. He was Surrogate for the western part of 
Suffolk County for many years. His first wife was 

Merrit, of Boston. His second wife was Hannah 

Cooper, widow of Capt. John Cooper, of Southampton, 
L. I. She died April 22, 1763, in the 73d year of her 
age. She was daughter of Daniel Say re. — W. S. P.] 

Page 521. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Damabis 
LuDLAM, of Jamaica, in Queens County, widow, being 
sick. I leave to my sister, Elizabeth Smith, and my 
cousins [nieces], Mary McNish, wife of Mr. George 



80 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

McNish, Sarah Van Dyke, and Ruth Scott, daughters 
of my sister Jemima all my apparell. I leave to my 
cousin, Isaac Mills, of Jamaica, £20; To my sister, 
Elizabeth Smith, £10; and to my cousin, Mary Mc- 
Nish £8; and to her daughter, Ruth McNish, £6; To 
S&muel Knap, son of my sister Jemima, £6; To my 
cousins, Ruth Smith and Abigail Mott, daughters of 
my sister Ruth, deceased, £3 each. All the rest of my 
estate to be sold by my executors, and after paying all 
expenses, I leave the remainder to all the legatees 
above mentioned, except Ruth Smith and Abigail Mott. 
I make Thomas Bayles and Daniel Bayles, both of 
Jamaica, executors. Dated May 26, 1767. Witnesses, 
Males Lewis, John Smith, Robert Hinchman. Proved, 
June 5, 1767. 

Page 523. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Samuel 
Stillwell, of New York, merchant, being in good 
health. After all debts are paid, I leave to my sister, 
Deborah Smith, the interest on £1,000 during her life, 
and then to her children, Margaret, Catharine, Mary, 
and Samuel Smith. All the rest of my estate to be 
divided into tJiree parts, "in some decent and con- 
venient time after my decease." I leave one third to 
my sister, Anne Devisme, and her daughter, Theodosia 
Bartow; one third to my sister, Elizabeth Wraxall; 
and one tJiird to my sister, Lydia Watkins. I make my 
sisters, Ann Devisme and Elizabeth Wraxall, and my 
brother-in-law, Mr. John Watkins, executors. 

Dated September 4, 1762. Witnesses, Jonathan 
Holmes, Henry Van Vleeck, Thomas Bartow. Proved, 
November 7, 1766. Confirmed July 7, 1767. At this 
time Elizabeth Wraxall was Elizabeth Maunsell. 

Pago 524. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Simeon 
Siu'Ri.ocK, Jr., at present of New York. I leave to 
John Keating, of Xow York, merchant, all my estate, 
after debts are i^aid, and make him executor. 

Pated June 14, 1765, Witnesses, William Weaver, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILL&-LIBER 26. 81 

David Phillips, Gilbert Barger. Proved, July 24, 
1767. 

Page 525. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Cbamshibe, being of sound mind. After all debts are 
paid, I leave to my loving mother, Ann Cramshire, all 
my estate, real and personal, ^^ and all my share in the 
prizes that may be taken during our intended cruise 
against His Majesty's Enemies on board the Private 
Man of War Ship * Antelope ' ; and I make her exec- 
utor.'* 

Dated August 24, 1747. Witnesses, Joseph Hildreth, 
Gtent., John Aenn, Dennis Riche. Proved, July 8, 1767, 
in New York. Confirmed July 27, 1767. The executor, 
Ann Cramshire, having resigned, letters of administra- 
tion were granted to " John Dutton Crimshire, brother 
of the testator, of New York, merchant." 

Page 527. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Stephen 
Dudley, of Schenectady, house carpenter, being weak. 
I leave to my wife Cornelia all my real and personal 
estate. I make Elias Post and John Sanders, both of 
Schenectady, executors. 

Dated February 7, 1767. Witnesses, Matthew Lyne, 
Thomas Brown, Bichard Cullin. Proved, March 31, 
1767. 

Page 528. — "Know all men by these presents, that 
I, Jonathan Smith, of the North side of the plains 
near Westbury, in Hempstead, Queens County," being 
this 11 of June, 1767, weak in body. I leave to my 
wife Philena all household goods, and my provis- 
ions laid in for my family's use, and ^ the grain and 
flax and poultry. I leave to my son Jonathan my 
wagon and one half the grain. My executors are to sell 
the homestead where I now live, on the north side of 
the plains, and my land in the north woods near the 
Hills, and all the rest of my real and personal estate, 
and pay all debts; and the remainder to my wife. I 



82 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

make my brother, William Smith, and my friend, 
George Hewlett, of Wales Neck, both in Hempstead, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Mary Titus, spinster, Nathaniel Seaman, 
Richard Ellison. Proved, June 19, 1767. 

Page 530. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Cornell, of Flushing, in Queens County, this 28 of 
February, 1757, being in good health. I leave to my 
wife Mary my best feather bed and bedding. My ex- 
ecutors are to sell, as soon as convenient, all my mes- 
suage, dwelling-house, and tract of land and salt mead- 
ow where I now live, in Flushing; and after paying 
all debts, I leave to my wife Mary £100; To my son 
Thomas £200; To my son John £200; To my son 
Oliver £200; To my daughter Margaret £100. All the 
rest to my wife and children. I make my brother, 
Thomas Cornell, Esq., and his son, my cousin [nephew], 
Thomas Cornell, Jr., executors. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Field, Gteorge Hicks, Oliver 
Hicks. Proved, July 6, 1767. At that time Thomas 
Cornell, Sr., and Thomas Cornell, Jr., were both dead, 
and letters of administration were granted to the 
widow, Mary Cornell. 

Page 532. — In the name of God, Amen, this 6 day of 
September, 1766, I, Volkert Van Denbergh, in the 
Colony of Rensselaerwyck, being sickly. I order all 
debts to be paid. I leave to my son, Wynant Van Den- 
bergh, " my gun which is now in my possession, as his 
birthright, being in lue of anything he might claim as 
his birthright." I leave to my son Burger all my goods 
and chattels except household stuff, which I give to 
my daughters, Mayeke, Valhie, Christantye, and Cath- 
arina. I leave to my son Burger my house and lot 
where I now dwell, in the Colony of Rensselaerwyck; 
and my daughter Mayeke shall have a free room in the 
house, with liberty of the yard, during her widowhood. 
I leave to my son Burger all my pasture land lying on 



ABSTRACTS OF WILL&-LIBER 25. 83 

the Foxes Creek, and also my brick yard and ground, 
as the same was given to me by my father's will, dated 
May 8, 1749. I leave to my son Wynant, and my daugh- 
ters, Mayeke, Christantye, and Catharina, all my right 
and property at Claveraek, in Albany County. I make 
my son Burger, and my son-in-law, Lewis Van Wort, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Walter Quackenbos, John J. Ouderkirk, 
carpenter, Johanes Grasbeck, blacksmith. Proved, July 
16, 1767. 

Page 534. — In the name of God, Amen, October 29, 
1765. I, Peteb Rushton, of New York, mason, being 
in perfect mind. I leave to my wife Bethiah the use 
of all real and personal estate, house and lands, and 
make her executor. In case she marries, she is to have 
one third of the estate and £40, and the rest of my 
estate to my grandson, Peter Bushton Maverick. If 
he dies, then to my brothers and sisters; "and my 
brother John Rushton's son Peter is to have £10, for 
my name's sake " ; " And my sister Elizabeth's daugh- 
ter, Sarah Richards, is to have £10." 

Dated October 29, 1765. Witnesses, John Brower, 
(Jarret De Graw, Beme Newkirk. Proved, August 14, 
1767, [See Appendix.] 

Page 535. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Peter Le 
Shoung, of New York, shipwright. "I leave to my 
wife Mary all my estate, real and personal, and she 
jointly with my executors is to maintain my children, 
and whether she marry or not, including her own main- 
tainance." I make Michael Houseworth, shopkeeper, 
and my wife, executors. 
Dated July 8, 1766. Signed " Pierre Rougont.*' 
Witnesses, Michael Houseworth, William Boyd, 
William Weyman, printer. Proved, August 14, 1767. 

Page 537. — ^In the name of God, Amen, May 21, 1765. 
I, David Piebson, of the town of Southampton, in Suf- 



84 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

folk County, being weak in body, but of sound mind. 
I leave to my wife Elizabeth the use of the west end 
of my dwelling-house, and the use of the cellar and 
garden, so long as she shall see cause to live there 
with my son. I also leave her the best bed and cur- 
tains, and suitable furniture thereto, both linen and 
woollen ; Also my negro wench " Violet " and my silver 
porringer, three silver spoons, aud one third of all 
movables, after payment of all debts and legacies ; And 
if she choose to live here with my son, my will is that 
he shall keep a cow for her, and cart her yearly 12 
loads of wood. I leave to my son, Lemuel Pierson, all 
my housing, lands, and commonage, and all my smith 
tools, as anvil, etc., and what iron there is in the shop, 
and my silver tankard and my silver two-handled cup, 
and three silver spoons, and my negro man " Tower,*' 
and all my farming tools, cart, plough, and oxen. I 
leave to my grandson, David Gelston, one half of my 
north lot of land lying near the north side of what is 
called the Middle Line, and ^ of a £50 right of common- 
age, and £60; and I leave to his sister, Jane Gelston, 
£25. If my wife refuses to relinquish her right of 
dower, then the land and money left to David Gelston 
and his sister Jane shall go to my grandson, Lemuel 
Pierson, and his sisters Phebe and Jemima. I leave to 
my daughter, Mary Gelston, two cows. All the rest 
of my personal estate I leave to my son Lemuel and 
my daughter, Mary Gelston. My family is to live to- 
gether as they did in my lifetime, for one whole year. 
I make Justice Ebenezer White, and my son Lemuel, 
and my son-in-law, Maltby Gelston, executors, and Jus- 
tice White to be paid for his trouble. 

Witnesses, Paul Pierson, Lemuel Pierson, Jr., 
Stephen Post. Proved, July 17, 1767. 

[Note. — David Piekson was the son of Col. Henry 
Pierson, and bom in 1688. His homestead was on the 
west side of Sagg street. His son, Lemuel Pierson, 
sold it to Deacon David Hedges, who lived and died 
there in 1817. His grandson, Jeremiah 0. Hedges, 



ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 26. 85 

sold it to Capt. Josiah Foster, and it is now owned by 
his heirs. The old house of Deacon Hedges was burned 
in 1875. 

Maltby Gelston, who married the daughter, Mary 
Pierson, was Surrogate of Suffolk County for many 
years. He died September 22, 1783, and his wife 
Mary died February 28, 1781. Their children were 
David, Elizabeth, wife of David Pierson, of Sag Har- 
bor, Jane, wife of David Sayre, John, Thomas, Hugh, 
William, Mary (who married 1st James Green of East 
Haddam, Conn., and 2d Caleb Rogers, of Bridgehamp- 
ton), and Abigail. 

David Gelston was bom July 7, 1744. He held many 
high positions, and was for some years Collector of the 
Port of New York. He married Phebe, daughter of 
John Mitchell, of Bridgehampton. They had one child, 
Phebe, who married NicoU Floyd, son of Gen. William 
Floyd, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. 
Their children were William, David G., Augustus, 
John G., Catharine (who died young), Julia, wife of 
Dr. Edward Delafield, and Mary, wife of John Ireland, 
late of Brookhaven, L. I. Hon. David Gelston died 
August 21, 1828.— W. S. P.] 

Page 539. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Yelvebton, of New Windsor, Ulster County, merchant. 
" As for my funeral, I desire it may be decent, without 
pomp or state, at the discretion of my executors." I 
leave to my wife Mary, during her life or widowhood, 
the use of my house where I live, in New Windsor, 
with the furniture, and all the lands thereto belonging, 
and £30 yearly. I leave to my only son Anthony 
£400, and all my estate in the township of Goshen, 
and 40 acres of land of that tract which formerly be- 
longed to Christopher Daws, and all my estate in New 
Windsor, after the death of my wife ; Also all my right 
in Newburgh, except one acre, known as Lot No. — , 
which I give to my grandson, Abijah Yelverton; to 
whom I also give all my estate at Jordan, now in the 



86 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 

possession of Henry Brewster, with the place where 
Alexander Johnson now lives. I leave all the rest of 
my estate to my grandchildren [not named]. 

Dated March 24, 1760. Witnesses, James Johnson, 
" skipper," John Monell, Alexander Steele. Proved in 
New York, August 17, 1767. 

Page 540. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Robert 
Ratsey, of New York. I leave to my beloved sister, 
Alice Ratsey, all my estate, and make her executor. 

Dated January 8, 1766. Witnesses, Abraham Van 
Deursen, William Weyman, Benjamin McVeaugh. 
Proved, August 19, 1767. 

Page 542. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
Walker, of New York, being of sound mind. I leave 
to my loving friend, William Scott, all my share of 
prizes that may be taken by the schooner " Harlequin," 
under the command of Capt. James Wright : and all the 
rest of my estate, and I make him executor. July 17, 
1762. 

Witnesses, Lewis King, James Davis, Samuel Crosby, 
brewer. Proved, August 20, 1767. 

Page 543. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
ScHERMERHORN, of the towuship of Schcucctady, farmer, 
being weak in body, this 28 of October, 1752. I leave 
to my son, Reyer Schermerhom, £5, " for his primo- 
geniture, or elder sonship " ; I leave to my wife Engelie 
the use of one third of my lands and grist-mill, durijig 
her widowhood, and the house where I dwell: also all 
the money that I may have, and ray negro wench, and 
household furniture. After her death I leave all my 
personal estate to all my children equally. I leave to 
my son Reyer all my real estate, lands, mills, farm, 
barracks, except as here given. I leave to my son Sy- 
mon a lot in Schenectady next to the lot of Petrus van 
Driese, with the creek. I leave to ray son Jacob four 
morgen of land next to the land of Wouter Vroman 



ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— UBER 25. 87 

on one side, and the land of Nicholas A. van Petten on 
the other. My two sons, Symon and Jacob, are to have 
the privilege to saw 200 logs yearly at my saw-mill. I 
leave to my son Johanes my land in East Jersey which 
I bought of my two brothers, Jacob and Arent. I leave 
to my son Jacob the house where I now live. I leave 
to my son Johanes £100, to be paid in eight years after 
my wife's decease. I leave to my son Symon a lot in 
Schenectady, southeast thereof, adjoining the lot for- 
merly of Hendrick Vroman, and the road to Albany, 
being four morgen, with the creek or stream, with the 
liberty of building a dam and mill ; and he has the privi- 
lege of sawing 200 logs yearly at my saw-mill. I leave 
to my daughter Adriantie, wife of Claas De Groff, 
£100 ; to my daughter Gesina, wife of Philip van Petten, 
£100; to my daughter Catlyna, wife of John Dodde, 
£80; to my daughter Nieltic, wife of Claas Vielen, 
£100; to my daughter Magdalena, £130. I make my 
sons, Beyer, Symon, and Jacob, executors. 

Witnesses, Hendryckes Feder, miller, Jacob Vroo- 
man, Hermanns Terwellgen. Proved, July 27, 1767, 
in Albany, before William Hanna, Surrogate. 

Page 546 — Sir Henry Moore, Baronef^ Governor, etc. 
To all, etc. Whereas letters of administration, with 
the will annexed, on the estate of Isaac Sperin, of the 
parish of Tiveston, County of Somerset, England, 
clothier, were granted to John De Hart, of the Borough 
of Elizabeth, New Jersey, February 22, 1757, the same 
are revoked, and letters are granted to Henry Guest, 
of New Jersey, April 3, 1767. 

End of Liber 25. 



88 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 



LIBER 26. 

Page 1. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Micak 
Smith, of Hempstead, in Queens County, being sick 
and weak. I direct all debts to be paid by my executors. 
I leave to my sister, Elizabeth Piatt, £50. I leave all 
the remainder of my estate to my two brothers, Isaac 
and Richard Smith, and make them executors. 

Dated February 22, 1767. Witnesses, Benjamin 
Cheeseman, William Hulet, Isaac Smith. Proved, July 
28, 1767, before Henry Dawson, Surrogate. Confirmed 
by Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, Governor, August 25, 
1767. 

Page 2. — "I, Zebulon Fbost, of Buckram, in the 
township of Oyster bay, in Queens County, being this 
29 of September, 1766, weak and infirm." I leave to 
my wife Hannah the use of all my meadow and creek 
thatch which I have in the Great meadow at Simson's 
creek, that I had of my father, Wright Frost, deceased, 
so long as she remains my widow, to help support my 
wife and my child. " But notwithstanding, if it suits 
my brother, Penn Frost, to keep a cow to give milk 
for my wife yearly, winter and summer, that then my 
brother shall have the use of said meadow so long as 
he keeps a cow for her. But if not, then my executors 
shall let out the meadow for the best advantage for 
my wife and child." My executors may sell all my 
horses and lands and meadows which I have at all 
other places, and their deeds to be valid, and they are 
to pay all debts and funeral charges. I leave to my 
mother, Freelove Frost, the interest on i of the money 
obtained from the sale of said houses and lands and 
meadows which I bought of Benjamin Townsend, and 
my executors are to let out the same until they have 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 80 

a good opportunity to sell. The use of the rest to be 
for my wife and child. " If my wife shall have an- 
other childy which she may be likely to have," it shall 
have an equal share. I leave to my daughter Jemima 
a good feather bed and bedding. To my daughter 
Sarah £100, and all household goods. My executors 
are to keep the money at interest till the child is of 
age. If my children should die, then I leave to Wright 
Frost, son of my brother, Penn Frost, the meadow 
and creek thatch I had of my father, and I leave all the 
money to all the children of my brothers and sisters. 
I make my brother, Penn Frost, and Benjamin Town- 
send, and my cousin, Benjamin Coles, and John Under- 
bill, executors, with power to sell all the lands, mills, 
and meadows I bought of Benjamin Townsend, and 
my lands at Wolver Hollow, near Norwich, and they 
are to be reasonably paid for their time and trouble. 

Witnesses, Samuel Cock, Henry Cock, Jr., Samuel 
Willis, Clark Cock. Proved,' March 23, 1767, before 
Thomas Braine, Surrogate. Samuel and Henry Cock 
being Quakers. 

Page 5. — ^I, James Denton, of Brookhaven, in Suf- 
folk County, on the Island of Nassau, saddler, being 
this 10 day of May, 1767, weak in body. My executors 
are to pay all debts and charges about settling my es- 
tate. I leave all my estate to my brother, Joseph Den- 
ton, and make him executor. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Brewster, Charles Jeffry Smith, 
Elnathan Satterly, tailor. Proved, July 13, 1767, be- 
fore William Smith, Surrogate. 

Page 6. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard 
Byddeb, of New York, Gent., being weak and sick. I 
desire to be decently buried, at discretion of my exec- 
utors, and all debts to be paid. I leave all household 
furniture of every description to my wife Syntichie. 
I leave to my nephew, Daniel Bydder, all my wear- 
ing apparell, and my watch, sword, gun, and pistols. 



90 ABSTRACTS OF WILL&-LIBER 26. 

I leave to my executors all my dwelling-houses, mes- 
suages, and tenements, and lots of land, and all real 
estate, to sell the same. The proceeds and rest of 
personal estate I leave as follows : To my executors £10 
for their trouble ; To my nephew, Daniel Bydder, £100 ; 
To my grandson, David Calister, £50. Of all the rest, 
I leave ^ to my wife, and the other § to be divided into 
four parts, J to my brother, Robert Bydder, if living, 
and if not, to his children, J to my sister, Rachel Grove, 
or her children, J to my sister, Ann Burt, or her chil- 
dren, and J to the children of my late sister, Mary 
Smith. I make my wife, and nephew, Daniel Bydder, 
and my friend, Mr. William Weaver, executors. 

Dated May 29, 1767. Witnesses, Roger Richards, 
John Durye, Jr., James Emott. Proved, September 8, 
1767, before John French. 

Page 9. — In the name, of God, Amen, February 20, 
1757. I, Hezekiah Du Bois, Sr., of Saugerties, in the 
Corporation of Kingston, in Ulster County. All debts 
and charges to be paid. I leave to my eldest son Heze- 
kiah " as for his birthright, being my eldest son, my 
Large Bible." "I leave to my son Matthew 2 acres 
of meadow ground at the north end, joining to John 
Monks, along the Canoe Hill in the Swamp." I leave 
to my son David all the rest of my estate, real and i>er- 
sonal, situated at Saugerties, and he is to pay all debts. 
I also leave him my seat and pew in the Church at 
Casban [Catsban], and I make him and Jacobus Post, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Abraham Post, Egbert Schoonmaker, 
John Post, Jr. Proved, May 26, 1767, before George 
Clinton, Surrogate. 

• 

Page 10. — In the name of God, Amen, September 4, 
1765. " I, John Smith, being weak and low of body." 
I order all debts to be paid. I leave to my son, William 
Smith, that lot or parcel of land where I now live, con- 
taining 210 acres of land, with the improvements, out 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 91 

of which he is to pay to his brother David £100, but 
not during my wife's widowhood. I leave to my son 
William and my wife Mary all my movables, and my 
wife is to have the use and management of all my es- 
tate during widowhood. My executors are to sell my lot 
of land of 500 acres, lying in Shawangunk Precinct, 
in Ulster County, and I leave the proceeds to my wife 
Mary, and my brother, James Smith, and his son, 
Robert Smith, and my son William. But my son Will- 
iam is not to have his share during the life of my wife, 
" but it is to be laid out for the good of the place." If 
my brother James and his son Robert desire it, the lot 
may be divided, and they are to have one half of it. 
If my brother James should die, his part is to go to his 
son William. I make John Neily, Jr., John Davidson, 
and my wife Mary, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel King, Margaret Davidson, widow, 
Jenet Miller. Proved in Ulster County, May 5, 1767, 
before Jacobus Bruyn, Surrogate, upon oath of Samuel 
King, of the Precinct of New Windsor, and Margaret 
Davidson, of Wallkill Precinct. 

Page 12. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
Graham, of Morrisania, in Westchester County, being 
of sound and perfect mind. I direct all just debts to 
be paid, and my executors may sell sufficient land for 
that purpose. All the rest of my estate to be divided 
among all my children. " It is my intent and will that 
the messuage and tract of land, with the appurtenances, 
at Morrisania, on which I now live, together with 3 
negro men and 3 negro wenches, 10 cows, one pair of 
oxen, 4 horses, with the farming utensils and household 
furniture, be, and remain to my wife, Arabella Graham, 
during her life, and then to be sold and the money 
divided among all my children. I leave to my sister, 
Isabella Graham, £100. I make my wife, and my sons, 
Augustine, Lewis, Morris, and Charles, executors. 

Dated March 10, 1767. Witnesses, Samuel Seabury, 
Abraham Leggett, Jonathan Landon. Proved, July 9, 



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1767, before John French. Confirmed September 10, 
1767. 

A note on the margin of the page states, that on No- 
vember 20, 1795, Charles Graham appeared before Peter 
Ogilvie, Judge of the Court of Probate of New York, 
and was sworn as executor. 

Page 14. — In the name of God, Amen. I, David 
Cabman, of Jamaica, in Queens County, laborer, being 
sick, this August 14, 1767. I leave to my wife Susanah 
"all and whatever household goods and other things 
which I have had with her, since I was married to her." 
Also all my Indian com, buckwheat, and vegetables, now 
growing on my own land, and all meat and provisions. 
My executors are to sell all my real estate and the rest 
of my movables, at " publick out crye, or vendue,** to 
the highest bidder, and pay all debts. " I leave to In- 
crease Carpenter, Joseph Skidmore, David Bayles, 
Elias Bayles, and Nicholas Smith, the Elders and 
Deacons of the Presbyterian Congregation in Jamaica, 
£10, the interest to be for the use of the minister and 
his successors, being Presbyterians, in all succeeding 
ages, for the upholding and supporting a standing min- 
istry." All the rest to be put out at interest for the 
use of my wife during her life. But if she marries, 
she shall have £100, if she releases all dower. If my 
wife dies before remarrying, then her daughter Mar^ 
is to have the £100, and if she should die, then I leave 
it to my sister Hannah, but if she dies first, then to my 
sister, Keziah Ludlam, and her two daughters, Phebe 
and Mary. I leave all the rest to my uncle, John Car- 
man, and his wife Deborah, for life, and then to my 
aunt and mother-in-law [stepmother?], Ann Mills, now 
the wife of Zebulon Mills. I make my trusty and well- 
beloved friends, Nicholas Smith and William Ludlam, 
both of Jamaica, executors. 

Witnesses, Frederick Van Wickelen, Jacob Bergen, 
Benjamin Hinchman. Proved, August 29, 1767, before 
Henry Dawson, Surrogate. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 03 

Page 16. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
WiGGENS, of Hempstead, in Queens County, being sick 
and weak. I leave to my wife two of my best beds, 
and furniture thereto belonging, and 2 pewter dishes, 
6 plates, 2 basons, 6 spoons, 1 iron pot, 6 chairs, and 2 
cows. I leave to my three sons, Thomas, Benjamin, and 
Richard, all my estate, real and personal, and they are 
to pay all debts. And my sons Benjamin and Richard 
shall pay to my son Thomas £10 each, " and they are 
to maintain my wife and my daughter Mary in a Chris- 
tian-like manner as long as they live," and if they neg- 
lect or refuse them, my executors are to sell land 
sufficient for the same. And they are to give to my 
daughter Martha a cupboard of £3 value. I make my 
son Thomas, and my son-in-law, Benjamin Gildersleve, 
executors. 

Dated April 30, 1767. Witnesses, Samuel Langdon, 
Richard Rhodes, Samuel Clowes. Proved, August 21, 
1767. 

Page 18. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Chms- 
TOPHEB OsBON, of Ncwtowu, iu Quccus County, cord- 
wainer, being at this time in health, " and think it duti- 
full to sett my House in order." My body to be de- 
cently buried and all debts paid. " I leave to my son, 
John Osbon, for his heirship or Birth, 5 shillings." 
I leave to my wife Sarah the use of my house and land 
in Newtown, and all movable estate during widowhood. 
After her death or marriage, I leave all my estate to 
my eight sons, John, Robert, William, James, Richard, 
Stephen, Samuel, and Dennis. I make my wife and 
my son Robert executors. 

Dated, January 11, 1762, in the first year of the Reign 
of our Sovereign Lord, King George HI. Witnesses, 
Samuel Way, Jr., Abraham Culver, Philip Edsall. 
Proved, April 9, 1767. Samuel Way, Jr., being a 
Quaker. 

Page 19. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Robebt 
Ethebington, mariner, being sick. I make my nephew 



94 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Robert, son of my brother, Thomas Etherington, ex- 
ecutor, and after all debts are paid, I leave him all my 
estate, real and personal, in England, or Maryland, or 
elsewhere. 

Dated July 17, 1759. Witnesses, Judson Coolidge, 
John Stater, Richard Lane, Philip Young, David Ar- 
nold, Calvert Coty. Proved, June 25, 1760, before 
Clem. Smith, in Maryland. Certificate of Elie Valette 
that the above is a true copy, December 15, 1766. " The 
said Robert Etherington living in Calvert County." 

Confirmed in New York by Sir Henry Moore, Gov- 
ernor, and letters of administration granted to Laurence 
Reade, guardian of Robert Etherington, " now of New 
York, nephew, who has lately arrived in this Province, 
being 14 years old." September 16, 1767. 

Page 21. — In the name of God, Amen. I, William 
Robinson, of New York, mariner, being sound of mind, 
and considering the uncertainty of life. After payment 
of debts, I leave to my beloved friend, Daniel Beane, 
of New York, mariner, all my estate, real and personal, 
and make him executor. 

Dated the 3 day of , 1766. Witnesses, Michael 

Lawerer, Hutson Goff, bricklayer. Proved, September 
18, 1767. 

Page 23. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Geoboe 
Van Alst, of Newtown, in Queens County, being indis- 
posed in body. I leave to my son Isaac £5 for his birth- 
right. I leave to my two sons, Isaac and Bergoon, all 
the rest, as follows : my son Isaac is to have the place 
I now live on, with the house, bam, and orchard, and 
i the meadow, and ^ of the woodland. My son Ber- 
goon is to have two lots, next to Peter Bourgous, and 
i of the meadow and woodland. And my son Isaac 
shall pay to my son Bergoon £150. If during my life- 
time I should build a house and bam for my son Ber- 
goon, my sons shall allow each other roads to the 
meadow and woodland. I leave to my daughters, 
Aaltie, Helitie, Catalyntie, Leah, Geesie, and Annettie, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 96 

£400, in 8 yearly installmeiits. My sons Isaac and Ber- 
goon are to have such outsets as my son Johanes has 
had, and my daughters, Aaltie, Catalyntie, and Geesie, 
are to have such outsets as my married daughters have 
had. I leave to my son Johanes £200, " but if he shall 
die soon, which is now expected," then to his 2 children 
when of age. My movable estate is to be sold at public 
vendue, and after paying debts, the rest to my children. 
I make my sons, Isaac and Bergoon, and my son-in-law, 
Johanes Van Alst, executors. 

Dated September 12, 1767. Witnesses, Peter Burgow, 
Walter Dalton, weaver, Jacob Rapelye. Proved, Sep- 
tember 23, 1767. 

Page 25. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Daniel 
BoNNETT, of New York, tanner. I leave to my son 
David, over above what I shall give him, £5, in full 
bar to all claim as heir at law. Also £100, and my 
silver tankard, now in use. Also my horse, '^ as an ac- 
knowledgement of his great duty and affection to me." 
I leave to my daughter Elinor £70, to make her upon 
an equality with her sister Jane, to whom I have given 
the same sum. I leave to my son Daniel all that my mes- 
suage or dwelling-house and lot in Montgomerie Ward, 
in New York, in a certain street known by the name 
of Frankfort street, and which is now in the tenure 
of Jacob Gardiner. I also leave him all those my 5 lots 
of ground known by the name of my Tan Yards, in 
Montgomerie Ward, and he is to allow his two sisters, 
Elinor and Jane, £250. All the rest of my estate I 
leave to my three children, Daniel, Jane, and Elinor. 
I make my son Daniel, and my son-in-law, Peter Ryker, 
and my good friend, Edward Laight, of New York, 
currier, executors. 

Dated August 21, 1767. Witnesses, Benjamin Helme, 
Esq., John Aymor, David Grim. Proved, September 
23, 1767, 

Page 27. — In the name of God, Amen, October 2, 
1757. I, Tunis Cuipeb, of Naringshaw, in the County 



96 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER £8. 

of Orange, being in tolerable health. I leave all my 
estate to my six children, as follows : To my eldest son, 
Cornelius Cuiper, "that piece of meadow that lieth 
before his door, for his birth right." I leave to my wife 
the use of all my estate during widowhood. As to my 
farm where I now live, containing 500 acres, I leave 
to my son Cornelius J, being the north part. To my 
son Abraham ^, being the middle part, and to my son 
Tunis i, being the south part. All the rest of my real 
estate I leave to my three sons, except a small lot of 
meadow lying on Hudson river, known by the name 
of Lot 6, which I leave to my two daughters, Altie and 
Maritie, wife of Hendrick Tenus, and to my grand- 
daughter Gretie. I also leave to my two daughters and 
granddaughter £100 each, to be paid by my sons. 
After the death of my wife, I leave all the rest of my 
personal property to my six children and my grand- 
daughter. My sons are to give to my wife J of the 
crops raised on the farm. If my son Tunis should 
marry, and cannot agree to live with my wife, then his 
brothers are to assist him in building a house. I make 
my three sons executors. 

Witnesses, Cornelius Eckerson, Jr., Theodore Val- 
leau, Cornelius Eckerson. Proved, September 23, 1767, 
in New York. 

[Note. — Naranshaw is in the southern part of Bock- 
land County, in Clarkstown. — W. S. P.] 

Page 29. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
George Cook, of New York, Innholder, "being in a 
low state and declining disposition of body." I leave 
to my eldest son George, over and above his equal 
share, " an eight shilling piece of silver, and my silver 
shoe buckles." I leave to my wife Elizabeth i of all 
my estate for life, also my negro slave " Silva." And 
after my wife's death, the said slave is to be sold, and 
the money paid to my children. All the rest of my 
estate I leave to my children, George, Catharine, John, 
Elizabeth, Mary, " and the child that my wife may be 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 97 

now pregnant with/' I make my wife, and Mr. Jacob 
Remson, merchant, and Mr. Francis Sylvester, cooper, 
executors. 

Dated April 7, 1764. Witnesses, Francis Filkin, 
James Breasted, Peter Wessels. Proved, July 13, 1767. 

Page 31. — [This page and the succeeding are occu- 
pied with the will of Abraham Lodge, 1758. This will 
is in Liber 21, page 32, and an abstract wUl be found 
in Vol. V of this series, page 239. In 1767 this will 
was re-probated, the former letters of administration 
were annulled, and new letters granted to John Wether- 
head, merchant, by Sir Henry Moore, July 17, 1767. 
John Kelly, whose name is connected with the will, was 
a prominent lawyer, and died June 9, 1767. He was 
mentioned as " an honest man and a good Christian.^' 
See his will on page 71. See Appendix. — W. S. P.] 

Page 24. — ^In the name of God, Amen, June 7, 1754. 
I, John Osborn, of Salem, Westchester, "being in 
proper mind." All debts are to be paid. I leave to my 
wife Sarah one half of my dwelling house and J of my 
lands during the time she continues my widow. I also 
leave her one cow, " besides the goods she brought to 
me." " I give to Patience, the mother of my first chil- 
dren, £5." To my daughter, Mary Osborn, £15. I 
order that my daughter, Abigail Osborn, be sustained 
by my sons. I leave to my sons, John, Daniel, Ebenezer, 
Richard, and David, all my lands, to be divided as 
follows: My son John being the eldest, is to have a 
double share. I leave all the rest of my movable es- 
tate to my 5 sons. I make my good friends, Josiah 
Gilbert, Esq., of Salem, and Leuis McDonald, of Bed- 
ford, executors. 

Witnesses, Ephraim Kellam, John Holmes, Lewis 
McDonald, scrivener. Proved, May 23, 1767, before 
David Dayton, Surrogate. 

The executors resigned, and letters of administration 
were granted to John Osborn, eldest son. 



98 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Page 36. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Ephraim 
CoLEY, of Salem, in Westchester County, being weak 
in body, this 13 of May, 1767. I leave to my wife 
Lydia ^ of all movables, and the use of ^ the house 
and improvements, and ^ of my lands, so long as she 
continues my widow. I leave to my daughters, Ruth 
and Sarah, | of my movable estate, and they are each 
of them to have £50 when 18 years old or married. 
I leave to my son Daniel, after the death of my wife, 
my house and lands, and all the rest of my estate. I 
make my good friend, Matthew Keeler, of Bidgefield, 
Fairfield County, Connecticut, and my wife Lydia, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Belden, Nathan Osborne, James 
Brown. Proved, May 29, 1767. 

Page 37. — In the name of God, Amen. I, David 
Brundige, of North Castle, in Westchester County, 
being sick. " My Body I recommend to the Earth to 
be buried in decent Christian burial." I leave to my 
wife Hannah ^ of the profits of all my lands, lying in 
North Castle, West Patent, during her widowhood, and 
J of all my movable estate. I leave to my son James 
the house he now lives in, and 45 acres of land, adjoining 
to John Ferris, " bearing an equal width," lying on the 
east side of the road that leads from Bedford through 
North Castle. I leave to my son David my house and 
land, and all the rest of my land joining to it on that 
side of the road. I leave to my sons James and David 
all my land on the west side of the road that leads to 
Stanwick. It is my further will and desire that all 
the lands lying on the Middle Patent, whereon Jacob 
Griffen and Daniel Seaman now live, be sold by my 
executors, and the money paid to my two sons. I leave 
to my son David all the rest of my movable estate, 
and he is to pay all debts and funeral charges. "It 
is my further will that as my daughter Sarah has not 
been made equal, my son James is to pay her £6." I 
make my wife, and Aaron Forman, executors. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 99 

Dated March 12, 1767. Witnesses, Jonathan Amler, 
Stephen Seaman, William Horton. Proved, August 5, 
1767. 

Page 39. — In the name of God, Amen, January 7, 
1765. I, Hannah Qthnby, of New Rochelle, in West- 
chester County, being weak in body. I leave to my 
brother, John Cornell, " my set of Drawers and Couch." 
I leave to my grandson, Quinby Cornell, £20 when of 
age. I leave to my daughter, Mary Cornell, the use 
of all my estate during her life. After her decease, 
I leave to my 4 grandsons, Quinby, James, John, and 
Richard Cornell, £5 each when of age. I also leave 
to my 7 grandsons, Quinby, Richard, James, John, 
William, Daniel, and Josiah Cornell, all my estate, 
real and personal. And my executors are to sell all 
estate, real and personal, as they think proper, and my 
grandsons to have their shares when of age. I make 
my brother, John Cornell, of New Rochelle, and Ebe- 
nezer Haviland, of Westchester, executors. 

Witnesses, James Coles, James Fowler, Magdalen 
Kelly. Proved, July 24, 1767. James Fowler and 
John Cornell were Quakers. 

Page 41. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Margaret 
DuTCHEB, of Phillipsburgh, in Westchester County, 
widow. I leave to my sisters, Altie and Rebecca, all 
my apparell. "And as my late husband gave all his 
personal estate to me, I give to my only beloved son 
John my two gold rings, and all the rest of my estate." 
If he dies under age, then I leave to William Dutcher 
my late husband's apparell, gun, and sword. I leave 
to Mary, wife of Isaac Eckerson, one of the gold rings, 
marked A. E. I leave to my brothers and sisters, Wol- 
vert, Abraham, and Isaac, and Altie and Rebecca, my 
blue chest, bedstead, and bedding, and ^ of the rest of 
my estate. I leave the other half to my husband's 
brother, William, and to Mary and Leah, the two daugh- 
ters of his sister. I make my honored father-in-law, 



100 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

John Dutcher, and my beloved brother, Wolvert Ecker, 
executors. 

Dated January 15, 1767. Witnesses, Stephen Ecker, 
Jr., David Hamman, carpenter, John Ecker. Proved, 
June 23, 1767, before Caleb Fowler, Surrogate. 

[Note. — The maiden name of the testatrix was Ecker. 
The names of her brothers and sisters are given above. 
— W. S. P.] 

Page 42. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Adam 
Thompson, of Upper Marlborough, in the Province of 
Maryland, Doctor of Physick, being at present sick in 
New York. I direct all debts to be paid. I leave to 
Alexander Skenner, son of Anne Skenner, of Maryland, 
£400 ; To Andrew Thompson, son of Themesine Fums, 
£200; To James Thompson, son of Bosana Ryley, 
£200. I leave all the rest, of my estate, real and per- 
sonal, in New York or Maryland, to my daughters, 
Alice Corbet Thompson and Mary Lee Thompson. I 
make my wife, Lettice Thompson, and Thomas White, 
merchant, and Peter Middleton, Doctor of Physick, both 
of New York, executors. 

Dated September 16, 1767. 

Witnesses, Sarah White, Cornelia Wallace, widow, 
David Matthews. Proved, September 26, 1767. 

[Note. — Dr. Adam Thompson was a distinguished 
physician. He died Friday, September 18, 1767. — 
W. S. P.] 

Page 44. — " Know all men that I, John MroDAOH, of 
Brookland, in Kings County, being this 14 of December, 
1762, far advanced in years, and calling to mind the 
uncertainty of this transitory life, am willing to set my 
house in order, before my final change doth come, do 
make this my last will and Testament." I order all 
debts to be paid. I leave to my wife Joanna the rents 
and i^rofits of my houses, buildings, and lands, where 
I now dwell, while she remains my widow. But she 
is to permit my son Garrett to dwell in one of my 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBKR 26. IQJ 

houses, and he is to assist his mother in her livelihoocL-' 
I also leave to my wife 2 good feather beds and bedding,' 
and my looking glass, cupboard, and the best of my 
tables, and one of my best chests, and 2 pots, 6 good 
chairs, and my Great Chair, and pewter and iron ves- 
sels, and tramels, tongs, fire shovel, and hand irons, one 
horse and 2 cows. I leave to my son Jacobus " a small 
lot of land called the Bean Garden, near my house, 
joining to Israel Horsefield's land,'* to be 100 feet on 
Israel Horsefield's land, and then running east by the 
narrow lane 100 feet, being 100 feet square. I also 
leave him £200. I leave to my son John the lot west 
of my house, and whereon his shop standeth. Also 
£100. I leave to my son Isaac the lot of ground be- 
tween my dwelling-house and my son Garrett's land, 
extending from the main road, southwest near to my 
bam. I also leave him £100. I leave to my daughter, 
Mary Hicks, £200. To my daughter, Catharine Mid- 
dagh, £500. I leave to my wife a lot of land which I 
have against Israel Horsefield, 60 feet wide, joining to 
the water side, and 115 feet in length, easterly, to be 
at her disposal; but if she should not sell it or will 
it amongst my children, then at her decease, I leave it 
to all my children. I leave to my son Garrett all the 
remainder of my lands, houses, and improvements, and 
he shall pay all legacies. If any of my sons choose to 
have £500, instead of the lots left to them, then they are 
to have it, and the lots are to go to my son Garrett, 
and he is to pay the £500. I make my wife, and my 
loving friends, John Rapalye and John Griggs, of 
Brookland, executors, and they are to be reasonably 
paid. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Everitt, Johanes De Bevois, 
Samuel Willis. Proved, September 29, 1767. 

Page 47. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Peter 
Cornell, of the Manor of Scarsdale, in Westchester 
County, being sick, this 24 of March, 1767. I leave to 
my wife my brown chair horse, and riding chair, and 



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"•^6250 10s. out of my movable estate, such as she shall 
'choose, to be valued for that purpose. Also all the 
goods that remain of what her father gave her, with an 
allowance out of my estate for what they may have 
lessened in value, and an allowance also for the horse 
and cattle her father gave her. Also a negro girl. I 
leave to my daughter Mary my bald mare. I leave to 
my son Thomas my watch and my stallion, and saddle 
and bridle. I leave to my three sons my wearing ap- 
parell. I leave to my wife Sarah the use of all per- 
sonal estate not disposed of, until my eldest son is of 
age, and then the use of | till my second son is of age, 
and then the use of ^ till my third son is of age, and 
then she is to have the use of J. My sons are to be 
put to trades. I leave to my sons, Thomas, Richard, 
and Ebenezer, the use of J each. If my wife marries, 
the executors are to have the use of the estate for the 
same purpose, and my sons, Thomas, Richard, Ebenezer, 
and Haviland, are to have it when of age. I make my 
affectionate uncle, Benjamin Cornell, and my loving 
friend, James Horton, Jr., and my son Thomas, ex- 
ecutors. My wife is to have the use of J after my 
youngest son comes of age. 

Witnesses, John Burling, Jr., John Flandreaw, Tim- 
othy Wetmore. Proved, August 22, 1767, before John 
Bartow, Surrogate, " upon the affirmation of John Bur- 
ling, Jr., merchant, of New York, one of the People 
called Quakers." 

Page 49. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Benjamin 
Payne, of New York, being sick and weak. I direct 
all just debts and funeral charges to be paid. My ex- 
ecutors, with the consent of my wife, may sell my negro 
slaves. I leave to my daughters, Anne and Sarah, 
£200 each when married. I leave to my wife Anne 
£300. " And I declare that it was my intention to have 
given the said £300 to my son James, but finding him 
to be refractory and disobedient, I have given it to his 
mother, that she may, or may not, as she pleases, give 



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it to him in case his future behavior shall render him 
worthy/' " But I cannot help leaving this Testimony of 
affection even to a disobedient child, that in case he shall 
return to a dutiful behavior and becoming conduct in 
life, I request his mother to give him the said £300/' I 
leave to my daughter Anne all that my dwelling-house 
and lot in Montgomerie Ward, where I now live, front- 
ing Cherry street, and the lot of land thereto belonging, 
which extends down to Water street. Being about 16 
feet in width, and being the westermost of my two 
adjoining houses and lots. I leave to my daughter 
Sarah the house and lot adjoining on the easterly side 
of the house and lot last mentioned, and which is also 
16 feet wide, and fronts on Cherry street, and extends 
to Water street. I leave to my son Benjamin ^ of my 
water lot, lying opposite the above mentioned lots, and 
is to be tiie north half, fronting Water street, being 30 
feet wide and 100 feet long. I leave to my son John 
the southermost half of said lot, to extend into the river 
100 feet. I also leave to my son John my house and 
lot in Montgomerie Ward, fronting Beekmans Slip, 
and now in possession of William Butler. I leave to 
my son Benjamin my house and lot in Montgomerie 
Ward, fronting Water stfeet, on what is commonly 
called Cannon's Dock, and now in possession of Arthur 
McNiel, and adjoins on the rear upon land of Capt. 
Isaac Sears, being about 23 feet wide. I leave to my 
son James all that my store house and lot wharf and 
water lot, fronting the above last mentioned lot, and 
extending from Water street 200 feet into the river, 
being the same breadth. My under aged children are 
not to have their shares till of age. My wife is to have 
the use of the same for the support of the children, and 
also the interest on the personal estate, and she is also 
to have £15 yearly for life. The rest of my personal 
estate to my wife for life, and then to my children. 
I make my wife Anne, and my good friend, Edward 
Laight, executors. 
Dated July 8, 1767. Witnesses, William Bedlow, 



104 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Robert Benson, Benjamin Eassam. Proved, September 
30, 1767. [See Appendix.] 

Page 52. — In the name of Qod, Amen. I, Abraham 
De Peysteb, of the City of New York, being at present 
sick in body. I direct all my just debts to be paid. 
I leave to my wife Margaret all my houses, lands, 
and real and personal estate, to have and to hold every 
part thereof during the term of her natural life. After 
her decease, I leave all my estate to my seven children 
equally, namely, James, Frederick, Catharine, wife of 
John Livingston, Margaret, wife of William Axtell, 
Eva, Mary, wife of John Charlton, and Elizabeth, wife 
of Matthew Clarkson. I make my wife, and my two 
sons, and my sons-in-law, executors. 

Dated July 3, 1767. Witnesses, Bichard Curson, 
merchant, Benjamin Kissam, James Desbrosses, Jr. 

Codicil. — ^Whereas I have made my will, da:ted July 
3, 1767, and made my sons and sons-in-law executors. 
And whereas I am in doubt whether the making of such 
of them as are indebted to me my executors, would not 
operate as a Release of their respective debts. It is my 
will that all such debts be considered as assetts, and 
they shall be accountable for them. I leave to my 
son James my silver mounted gun and my silver 
hilted sword or Hanger. I leave to my son Frederick 
any one of my other swords he shall choose, and 
the remainder of my arms of all kinds to my said 
two sons. 

Dated September 10, 1767. Witnesses, James Des- 
brosses, Jr., John Jay. Proved, October 6, 1767. 

[Note. — Abraham De Peyster was one of the most 
distinguished men of his time, and was Mayor of New 
York, 1692-1695. His mansion stood on the south side 
of Pearl street, a little east of Pine street. He owned 
nearly half of the north side of Wall street, and a large 
lot on the east side of William street, extending from 
Wall to Pine street, was known as " De Peyster's Great 
Garden." He died September 17, 1767, in the 74 year 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 106 

of his age, and was buried in a vault in Trinity Church. 
— W. S. P.] 

Page 55. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Gebtyb 
Cole, widow of Henry Cole, late of New York, being 
in perfect health. I leave to Peter Waldron, Jr., son 
of Peter Waldron, of Harlem, where I now live, £100, 
" and my silver Tankard which holds only one quart." 
I leave to Cornelius Waldron, son of said Peter Wal- 
dron, £75. I leave to John, son of said Peter Waldron, 
j£75, to be put at interest till he is of age. I leave to 
Effie, wife of Cornelius Cregier, of New York, school- 
master, j£200. I leave to Qertye, the oldest child of said 
Cornelius Cregier, £50, when married or of age. I 
also leave her my new bed and curtains, sheets, and 
silver Tea pot. I leave to Francis Brads, son of 
Francis Brads, late of New York, baker, £25, when 
of age. I leave to Hannah, wife of Benjamin Quereaw, 
house carpenter, "my silver Tankard which holds 3 
pints." All the rest of my clothes and linnen I leave 
to Elizabeth, wife of Peter Waldron, Sr., and Efl&e, 
wife of Cornelius Cregier. Of all the rest of my estate, 
I leave i to the three children of Peter Waldron, Sr., 
and i to all the children of Cornelius Cregier. I make 
Peter Waldron and Cornelius Cregier, executors. 

Dated August 12, 1762. Witnesses, Abraham Van 
Alstyne, Gilbert Burger, John McKesson. Proved, Oc- 
tober 6, 1767. 

Page 57. — ^In the name of God, Amen, January 15, 
1765. I, Nathan Kniffin, of North Castle, in the 
County of Westchester, being in a poor state of health. 
My executors are to pay all debts and funeral charges. 
I leave to my wife Ann the whole use of all my es- 
tate, real and personal, for 4 years, and then my exec- 
utors are to sell all, except the best bed and furniture 
in my house, and £10 worth of goods for my wife, 
and two beds for my daughters, Ann and Susanah, " to 
be delivered by my executors as they shall think fitten." 



106 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

From the proceeds, I leave to my wife £100; To my 
son Andrew £100; To my son Reuben £200, when of 
age; To my son Henry £200, when of age; To my 
daughters, Ann and Susanah, £50 each, when of age. 
My wife is to have the interest of my children's shares 
till of age. I make my wife, and Dr, David Dayton, 
and Caleb Fowler, executors. 

Witnesses, Albert Ogden, Daniel Mills, Stephen Vor- 
his. Proved, May 25, 1767, before Caleb Fowler, Sur- 
rogate. 

This will is signed " Nathan Sniflfen,*' and he is so 
called in the Probate. 

Page 60.— In the name of God, Amen, May 9, 1767. 
I, James Guion; of the Manor of Cortlandt, being sick. 
I leave to my granddaughter, Jane Guion, 5 shillings; 
To my son John 5s.; To my wife Susanah all house- 
hold goods. I leave to my youngest son Isaac all the 
remainder of my estate, reaJ and personal, and he is 
to pay to my daughter Susanah, wife of Jacobus Rusel, 
£10, and £40 to my son David. I make Jacobus Busel, 
Isaac Guion, and Moses Travis, executors. 

Witnesses, Daniel Travis, Jeremiah Travis, Gilbert 
Travis. Proved, May 14, 1767. 

Page 61. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Meuck, of New York, " Tanner and Currier," being 
sick. "Whereas there is a Lutheran Church built on 
a piece of ground in the County of Hunterdon, in the 
East Division of New Jersey, which ground is in the 
possession of said Church, and belongs to me and my 
brother Tennis jointly. And whereas by Deeds of Par- 
tition, this day executed between us, of a large tract of 
land, I have vested the said Church ground in my 
brother in fee. It is my request that he convey the 
same to the said Lutheran Church and Congregation." 
I leave to my son John £50, when of age. To my wife 
Christina £50. I leave to my wife the rents and income 
of all my estate, for support of the family, till my son 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 107 

is of age. My executors are to sell all my real estate 
" for the most it will fetch," and the money to my wife 
and children, Mary, John, Elizabeth, Catharine, Mar- 
garet, and Sarah, when of age. I make my brother. 
Tennis Melick, of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and 
Henry Miller, of the same place, and Peter Grim, of 
New York, executors. 

Dated September 26, 1767. Witnesses, Benjamin 
Kissam, Henry W. Vandewater, John Milledoler, Craig 
Muller. Proved, October 15, 1767. 

Page 64. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Joseph 
Saybe, of the Precinct of Goshen, in Orange County, 
being very sick, this April 11, 1767. I leave to my 
eldest son James 5 shillings, '^ as an acknowledgement, 
he having received a child's part of my estate," and I 
leave to my sons, John and Benjamin, 5s. each, for the 
same reason. I leave to my son Daniel £190, also a 
yoke of three year old steers. I leave to my son Stephen 
j£220, and a yoke of two year old steers, and a brown 
mare. I leave to my daughter Martha £100, and two 
feather beds and bedding, and 6 chairs, and an oval 
table, and 2 cows, with her own cows now on my farm. 
I leave to Joost Doree, Garrett Doree, Sarah Doree, 
and Hannah Doree, £25 between them. I leave to my 
son Jonathan all the farm I now live on, with my 
dwelling-house and buildings. My wife Sarah is to 
have the use of ^ of the house, and ^ of the farm, and 
the executors are. to use § of the income of the farm 
for the benefit of my son Jonathan till he is of age. If 
he dies, then the farm to go to my 5 sons and my daugh- 
ter Maxtha. I make my sons, James and John, exec- 
utors. 

Witnesses, Derrick Smith, Joseph Sayre, Daniel 
Reeve, Samuel Sayre. Proved, April 17, 1767, before 
John Gale, Surrogate. 

Page 66.—" This is the last Will and Testament of 
me, WiTHAM Maksh, His Majesty's Secretary for In- 



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108 • ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

dian affairs, and Clerk of the City and Comity of Al- 
bany, Clerk of the Common Pleas, and Clerk of the 
Peace, and now residing in Albany, this 29 of June, 
1764." " Pay my Debts." I leave to my most honored 
and ever respected friends, the Earl of Halifax, Leuis, 
Lord Londes, and Hon. Sir William Johnston, baronet, 
each a Gold ring of three Guineas value. From the re- 
mainder of my salary, in the hands of Richard Nicholis, 
Esq., Dep. Rec. General, I leave to my much honored 
friend, Mr. Edward Waldo, merchant, in Abeechurch 
Lane, £44 sterling, being the sum, as I conjecture, that 
I now owe him. AH my personal estate is to be sold 
to the highest bidder, and all my monies to be trans- 
mitted to England, for the use of Mrs. Mary Whitaker, 
daughter of Mrs. William Whitaker, of Leachdale, in 
the County of Gloucester. But if she is married, it 
is to be for her separate use, " without any Husband 
interfering, who shall not be entitled to one Penny." 
If she is dead, then to my first cousin, John Marsh, 
of Eye, in County of Suffolk. I confirm the deed 
made by me to my elder brother, John Marsh, of Rich- 
mond, County of Surrey, for lands and messauges 
in Chelmsford, County of Essex, which was pur- 
chased by my great grand mother, Mrs. Anne Trow- 
vemer, widow of Nathanil Trowvemer, Esq., formerly 
of Writtle, in County of Essex. I make Sir William 
Johnston, Robert Leake, Esq., His Majesty's Commis- 
sory General in New York, and Peter Silvester, Esq., 
of Albany, executors, and to the two last I leave a 
ring of 2 Guineas value. "Deposit my wretched Re- 
mains under the Belfry of Albany Church, if I die in 
that city. A plain coffin, and a small stone, on which 
to be engraved an epitaph. Withamus de Morisee, alias 
Marshe, natus 8 die may 17, — (see my Prayer Book). 
Ex Matris sui Patris nobilissime, orundus, Denatus 
idem Withamus — die, 176 — " [The will here ends 
abruptly, without signature or witnesses.] 

Proved in New York, May 27, 1767, upon the oath of 
John McKesson, Esq., and Gilbert Burger, clerk to 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 109 

John Morin Scott, Esq., who depose that they were 
well acquainted with testator, and knew his handwriting, 
and that the will was in his handwriting. 

Confirmed May 27, 1767, and the executors having 
resigned, letters of administration granted to John 
Morin Scott, Esq., one of the creditors. 

Page 68. — ^In the name of God, Amen. " I, St. Geobge 
Talbot, of the Town and Port of Dover, in Great 
Britain, now an inhabitant of New York. (I was bom 
ye 25 day of July, 1662, now ye 5th of August) now 
being perfect healtib." " First, for my Soul I do Rec- 
ommend it to Him whose due it is by a three fold 
right : As my Creator who enf used it into me. My Re- 
deemer who freely ransomed it with his Dearest Blood, 
My Sanctifier who assists me in greatest Assaults & 
Temptations." "My Body to be enterred in a plain 
pitch pine or oak cofifin, of its natural Color." " I did 
in the twenty-first year of my life devote myself to 
Celibacy, of the which I never repented ; notwithstand- 
ing I have had great Temptations, by offers to advance 
my temporal estate by marrying. For my refusing I 
have suffered great affronts, and scandalous, base, vile, 
and false Reports. I do declare that I never knew any 
Woman carnally, as men know their wives." "I do 
now every day expect with Joy to appear before, and 
behold the great Jehova, Elohim. I allways loved and 
feared Him." "I leave to Mrs. Rachel Gould, my 
faithful housekeeper, the following sums yearly, to be 
paid by the Parrishes to which I have given sums of 
money, viz.. From Rye, £18; From North Castle and 
Bedford, £21; From Stamford, £24; From Derby, 
£3 10s.; From Fairfield, £7," "Provided the said 
Rachel Gould remain and continue single, chaste, and 
virtuous, as she hath done for more than twenty-seven 
years past, since I became first acquainted with her." 
" I sincerely desire that before her death she shall settle 
what she has left, or give it to such pious charitable 
use as I have done. To the great Honor of Almighty 



110 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 20. 

God, the benefit of the Public, To my own satisfaction, 
and the good of her own Soul." " I have given for the 
promotion of Religion, to the Parrish of Rye, £600, 
which I delivered in Trust to Rev. Mr. James Wetmore, 
deceased, on February 24, 1759, for which he and his 
son Timothy gave a Bond, on April 11, 1759, and he 
offered to give me a mortgage on his land, at Rye, for 
security. He said the land would bring him 16 or 
£1,800, but since land arose to a greater price. But 
I, knowing his veracity, refused it. But since his death 
I have found a great miscarriage by his son's trading, 
and their negligence in not paying the interest, the £600 
is forfeited. Not only that, but they have sold a part 
of their lands, being intimidated by insolent Parishion- 
ers, and also an old house joining to their Old Parson- 
age, to the amount of more than £450, which they 
delivered to the late incumbent, Rev. Mr. Rinderson. 
They have still lands enough for a farm for themselves 
and their mother, and do now live on them. So great 
was the frugality of their father, who did raise a family 
of five children to man and womanhood, and left such 
an estate free, if they had not diminished it by trad- 
ing. So it is obvious that with the £50 allowed by 
the Law, and the £600 of mine, which the Parish- 
ioners have fraudently got, and their own Glebe and 
house, with the perquisites, are enough to support a 
Minister. I have given to the Parish of North Castle 
and Bedford £600, and put it in the hands of Col. Lewis 
McDonald, of Bedford, and Caleb Fowler, William 
Ogden, and Charles Haight, of North Castle, on June 
6, 1759, *and they gave their Bond. And it is my will 
that this may be at interest for the Parishioners, Church, 
Minister, and School master. I have given to the Epis- 
copal Church in Stamford £700, which I put in the 
hands of Peter De Milt, John Lloyd, Ephraim Smith, 
and Dr. Nathaniel Hubbard, all of Stamford, on May 
12, 1761, on their Bond. I have given to Fairfield 
Church £200, put in the hands of Stephen Adams, 
John Whitear, Nathaniel Adams, Peter Bulkley, Na- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. m 

thaniel Perry, David Barlow, Zacheus Morehouse, 
Joshua Jexmings, and Jonathan Coley, all of Fairfield, 
on June 12, 1762, on their Bond, the interest to be paid 
for the use of the church. I have given to the Church 
in Derby £100, put in the hands of Joseph Hull, Samuel 
Plum, Henry Thomihan, and Thomas Worster, on June 
12, 1762, for the benefit of the church." I leave to each 
child of my brother, Thomas Talbot, and to each child 
of my sister, Catharine Talbot {alias Garrison), and 
to each child of my sister, Arabella Talbot {alias Har- 
rison), £5. I have given to my brother and sisters, 
above 30 years past, their Legacies. All my lands in 
New York and New Jersey are to be sold, and I leave 
all the proceeds and my monies to the " Society for the 
Propagation of the Gospel," to be applied by the Hon. 
Society where it may be most needful. " And I pray 
to Almighty God that my example may incite others 
to deeds of Piety." I appoint Rev. Mr. Jeremiah Leam- 
ing, Missionary of said Society, Rector at Norwalk, 
and Mr. John Livingston, of New York, merchant, and 
Mrs. Rachel Gould, executors. 

Dated May 11, 1765. Witnesses, Jacob Dyckman, Jr,. 
Edward Stevenson, David Frazee. 

Codicil.-^Iy St. George Talbot, of Little Barn Island, 
in New York. I leave to Rachel Gould a negro girl, 
and she is to be free after her death. I also leave her 
my two handled silver cup, and tea pot and spoons, 
" with China, as she in modesty shall choose." 

This will was contested by William Harrison and 
John Rutter and Arabella his wife, but the contest was 
withdrawn, and the will confirmed November 20, 1767. 

[Note. — This will and probate occupy six pages, and 
shows at large the liberal efforts made by the testator 
to benefit weak churches, and for which he received 
small thanks and gratitude. He was bom at Dover, 
England, July 25, 1662, and died at his country seat, 
Pipon Island (now Ward's Island), Thursday, May 7, 
1767, at the great age of 105 years. He was a man of 
education, learning, and piety. He came to this country 



112 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

in the early part of the 18th century, and was vestry- 
man of Trinity Church, 1720-4. An extended account 
of him, with a facsimile of his autograph, may be found 
in Bolton's " History of the Episcopal Church in West- 
chester County." His will was contested by his rela- 
tives, and a compromise was effected by paying them 

£1,300.— W. S. P.] 

• 

Page 74. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Ebenezeb 
Seeley, of the Precinct of Goshen, in Orange County, 
being sick. I direct all debts paid. I leave to my wife 
Unis [Eunice] my small farm, situated at Oxford, 
which I have lately purchased of Isaac Allison, with 
the house, so long as she remains my widow. I also 
leave her £100, and such goods as she brought to me ; 
Also a negro girl and a horse. After her death or mar- 
riage, I leave the same to my son John. All the rest 
of my real estate in Goshen or New Windsor, in Ulster 
County, shall be sold by my executors, and after pay- 
ing debts, I leave to my sons, John and Josiah, each 
£100. My " lot of white meadow '' is to be sold, and 
the money paid to my daughter, Mercy Bartlett. I 
leave to my eldest grandson, Bezael Seeley, 20s. All 
the rest of my estate to my children, Bezael, Israel, 
Josiah, John, Mercy Bartlett, and Susanah Sayre. I 
leave to my son Nathaniel 20s. Small legacies to grand- 
children, Mercy, Hannah, and Eleazor. Whereas I 
have a bond against my son Bezeal for £500, my ex- 
ecutors are to pay the same to my eight other children, 
William, Jonas, Theodorus, Elijah, Hannah, Susanah, 
Sarah, and Mercy. I make my son Israel, and my son- 
in-law, James Sayre, executors. 

Dated May 16, 1763. Witnesses, Elias Ward, Eliot 
Ward, Daniel Everit. Proved, March 7, 1767, before 
John Gale, Surrogate. 

Page 77. — In the name of God, Amen, July 15, 1743. 
I, John Riven, of New York, mariner, being in good 
health. I leave to my wife Mary all my estate. 

Witnesses, Dirck Ten Eyck, Mary Vanderscheue. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 113 

Proved, November 2, 1767, upon oath of Le Chevalier 
Deane, mariner, who deposes that he was well ac- 
quainted with John Riven for many years, and has 
been several voyages to sea with him, and was well 
acquainted with his hand writing, and the will is in his 
hand writing. Letters of Administration are granted 
to Mary Riven. 

[Note. — ^In the New York Gazette the following 
notice : " Capt. John Riven, who was to have gone to 
Sea in a few days, was struck with a dead Palsy, and 
died the same Day," May 10, 1767.— W. S. P.] 

Page 79. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Henry 
Smith, Sr., of Ulster County. I leave all my estate 
to my four children, Mary, Margaret, John, and Eliza- 
beth, when they are of age. I leave to my son John 
j£50, and a horse, saddle, and bridle, in bar to all claim 
as my eldest son. My loving friend, Ann Wickham, 
is to have the bringing up of my children until they 
are of age, and to have the income of my estate. And 
I make her and Leonard Smith, executors. 

Dated October 5, 1767. Witnesses, James Kip, Rich- 
ard Leuis, Ann Thompson. Proved in New York, No- 
vember 2, 1767. 

Page 80. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Pbovoost, of New York, merchant, being at present 
weak in body. I leave to my wife, Eve Provoost, £500, 
and £100 yearly during her widowhood, and all my 
beds and furniture, "and the use of a negro wench 
to attend and wait on her." I leave to my eldest son 
Samuel £400, and also my farm or Plantation on the 
Island of Manhattan, along the East River, between 
the land of De Voor and Hurst, with all the buildings. 
All the rest of my estate I leave to my children, Samuel, 
John, Daniel, and Catharine, when of age, and they 
are to be brought up and educated out of the estate. 
I make my wife Eve, and my son Samuel, and his wife 
Mary, and Philip Van Brugh Livingston, executors. 

Dated September 23, 1767. Witnesses, John Ogilvie, 



114 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

William Lupton, William Farquhar. Proved, Novem- 
ber 3, 1767. 

[Note. — The New York Gazette contained the fol- 
lowing notice: "Mr, John Provoost, merchant, died 
about 7 o'clock last Thursday evening (Sept. 24, 1767), 
in the 55th year of his age." 

" The same day, and about the same hour, his sister, 
Mrs. Mary Livingston, wife of Philip Van Brugh Liv- 
ingston, in her 48th year. Their Remains were decently 
interred in the Family Vault in Trinity Church, Satur- 
day evening last." 

The son, Samuel Provoost, was afterward Bishop of 
New York.] 

Page 82. — In the name of God, Amen, June 6, 1746. 
I, Fredrick , of the County of Albany, 

farmer. I leave to my wife EflSe all my estate during 
her widowhood, " and she shall not presume to sell or 
alienate anything." I leave to my son Johanes £2, 
and make him executor. I leave to my 5 children, after 
debts are paid, all the estate that I shall leave behind 
me, " one no more than the other," viz., Johanes, Wil- 
helmus, Hendricus, Petrus, and Elijah. 

Witnesses, Martin G. Van Bergen, Peter Sacks, David 
Van Dyck. Proved in Albany, before John De Peyster, 
February 1, 1764. Confirmed, November 13, 1767. 

Page 83. — In the name of God, Amen. We, Jurian 
HoGAN, Maria, my wife, both of Albany, do this 4th 
day of May, 1764, make our last will and Testament. 
All debts are to be first paid by executors. We leave 
to our eldest son William £5, for his right of Primo- 
geniture, and I, Julian Hogan, give him all my wear- 
ing apparell and body linnen. We leave all the re- 
mainder of estate to our children, William, Anna, wife 
of John Trotter, Eva, wife of Dirck Becker, Margaret, 
wife of Johanes Valkenbergh, Alida, widow of Andries 
Van Schaack, Maria, Susanah, wife of John Degardeno, 
and to our grandchild Maria, daughter of our deceased 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 116 

son, Mark Hogan. It is our will that the house and 
lot in the 2nd Ward in Albany, in the west side of Pearl 
street, and also the lot of ground on the Foxes Creek, 
formerly belonging to our deceased son John, and the 
share of the estate of Johanes Beckman, left by him 
to me, Maria Hogan, be divided into 8 parts, and given 
to our seven children and grandchild. We make our 
son William, and John Trotter, and John Degardeno, 
executors. [Signed by both.] 

Witnesses, John !R. Bleecker, Henry I. Bogert, Henry 
Marselis. Proved in Albany, May 27, 1766. Confirmed, 
November 18, 1767. 

Page 85. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Abraham 
Barcklow, being weak in Body. My Burial to be with- 
out Pomp or State. I leave to my wife Catharine full 
possession of the house where I dwell, and the furni- 
ture, and all my lands and tenements that lie about it, 
during her widowhood. I also leave her a negro wench. 
I leave to my son Cornelius a negro boy,' and my silver 
hilted sword and pistols. I leave to my son Garrett 
" the choice of two guns out of the three," and a negro 
man, and when the negro is sold, if he does not fetch 
as much as the others, it is to be made up to him. I 
leave to my daughter Catharine a young negro wench. 
All the rest of my lands and wordly estate I leave to 
my three children. I make my wife, and Abraham 
Spicer, executors. 

Dated August 27, 1765. Witnesses, Nathaniel Brit- 
ton, Andrew Coulter, Peter De Groat. Proved in 
Richmond County before Benjamin Seaman, Surrogate, 
June 1, 1767. 

Page 87. — In the name of God, Amen, March 21, 1763. 
I, Samuel Legg, of New York, house carpenter, being 
sick. I leave to my wife Elizabeth all my household 
goods. To my eldest son Henry £5; To my youngest 
son Samuel £5 ; To my eldest daughter Sarah £5 ; To 
my second daughter Elee [or Eteef] £5; To my young- 



116 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

est daughter Phebe £5. All my real estate is to be sold 
by my executors, and the money used for maintainanee 
of my wife and children. My daughter Elizabeth is 
to be supported till married, and then all the money 
is to be paid to my sons Henry and Samuel. I make 
my son Henry, and my son-in-law, Jacob Lovebery, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Philip Pelton, carpenter, William Ogilvie, 
John Woods, Esq. Proved, April 11, 1763, before Ed- 
ward Smith. Confirmed by Gov. Robert Monckton, 
April 11, 1763. 

Page 89. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Samuel 
Fish, Jr., of Newtown, in Queens County, Innholder, 
being in good health. " Having especial trust and con- 
fidence in my three sons, Jonathan, Samuel, and Rich- 
ard, and my son-in-law, Richard Betts, I therefore 
make them executors, requiring them to execute and 
perform this will to the best of their skill and under- 
standing." I leave to my three married daughters, 
Ruth, wife of Richard Betts, Mary, wife of Samuel 
Renne, and Sarah, wife of William Sackett, £500 each, 
over and above what I have heretofore given them, to 
be paid in 3 yearly installments. I leave to my two 
daughters, who are unmarried and under age, viz., 
Abigail and Sarah, £500 each, when of age. The in- 
terest to be used for their education and bringing up. 
I also leave them two feather beds, and furniture, " to 
be good and fashionable." I leave to my wife Ann, 
and my two youngest children, " all that part of my 
dwelling-house and land and garden and orchard, 
where the Barber now lives, as a tennant under the 
widow Langdon, opposite to Culvers, in Newtown, as 
the same is included within the stone fences on the east 
and west, the westermost fence being a little way east- 
ward of the Presbyterian Meeting House, being now 
under lease from me to the widow Langdon for 4 years 
to come. And I advise my executors to purchase the 
unexpired term, so that my wife and daughter may have 




ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 117 

the immediate use." I also give to my wife my riding 
chair and horse, and one of my best cows, also £8 yearly 
and a negro girl named ''Bett/' also all the house- 
hold goods I had with her since we were married. I 
leave to the Elders of the Presbyterian Church and 
Congregation in Newtown £10, to be put at interest 
for the support of a minister. I leave to my executors 
£10, to be distributed among such poor people in New- 
town as have no support allowed by the Parish. Be- 
fore any legacies are paid, all just debts and funeral 
charges to be satisfied. I leave to my son Jonathan 
all the cleared land and meadow which I lately bought 
of John Renne, with all buildings, also the northeast 
half of the woodland which I also bought of him, with 
liberty to pass and repass to the same. I also leave to 
him all the homestead lands and huildings which I for- 
merly purchased of Capt. Nathaniel Lawrence, deceased. 
Also 4 acres of salt meadow which I lately purchased 
of the widow Langdon, lying near Flushing creek, in 
Newtown. Also 40 acres of upland which I lately 
bought of John White, adjoining the land of Jonathan 
Furman and Samuel Waldron, Jr. Also i of my right 
in Juniper Swamp, and he is to pay to my executors 
£400. I leave to my son Richard all the lands and 
meadows which I lately purchased of widow Langdon, 
containing about 70 acres, with all the buildings. Also 
a small piece of upland and meadow lying a little way 
south from the Common Burying Place in Newtown, 
being 4 acres, which I bought of Robert Titus. Also 
2 acres of fresh meadow, which I bought of John 
Ketcham, in Newtown, and ^ of a lot of land which I 
bought of the executors of Peter Berian, lying in Dutch 
Church lane, in Newtown. Also i of my right in 
Juniper Swamp. I leave to my son, Samuel Fish, all 
that my homestead and orchard whereon I now live, 
containing 11 acres, adjoining southeast on the land 
I bought of Capt. Lawrence, and which I give to my 
son Jonathan, and southwest to land which I bought of 
widow Langdon, with the dwelling-house and buildings. 



118 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Also my small lot of land lying before my door, be- 
tween the two roads thereto. Also all the dwelling- 
honse and lot which I have left to my wife and daugh- 
ters during her life. Also the soutiiwest half of the 
aforesaid woodland. Also a small piece of upland 
with the meadow I bought of John White. Also 2 acres 
of meadow adjoining the last named piece, and which 
I bought of Capt. Lawrence. Also 3 aci^s of salt 
meadow, adjoining to Benjamin North and James 
Benne. Also the other half of the lot of land lying 
up the Dutch Church lane, the whole of which lot con- 
tains above 27 acres. Also ^ of my right in Juniper 
Swamp. And in ease my personal property should 
not be enough to pay debts and legacies, my sons Samuel 
and Richard are to mate up the amount, and Samuel 
is to pay §. 

Dated March 13, 1765. "Witnesses, Benjamin Hinch- 
man, Robert Hinchman, Mary Hinchman. 

Codicit.~i, Samuel Fish, Jr., this 9th of June, 1767. 
Whereas in my will I have left to my son Samuel my 
homestead of 11 acres, and divers other tracts of land 
and meadow and swamp, I do now (for reasons best 
known to me) declare that my son Samuel shall only 
have the same during his natural life, and then my 
executors are to sell the same at Public vendue. If 
either of my other sons should desire the same, they 
are to have them for £1,200, the money to be put at 
interest, and the interest paid to my daughters, Mary 
and Sarah, in case they are left widows, and not other- 
wise, and after their deaths to be paid to my grandsons, 
Samuel Betts, son of my daughter Euth, and Samuel 
Fish, son of my son Richard. I leave to my grand- 
daughter, Agnes Betts, £50. To my grandson, Nich- 
olas Fish, son of my son Jonathan, £90, and the same 
to my grandson, Samuel Benne. The remainder to all 
my children. I leave to my daughter Abigail a silver 
Tankard and a negro girl. To my daughter Elizabeth 
a silver Tankard of the like value of £20, and a negro 
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ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 119 

Witnesses, Tryntie Remsen, David Young, Benjamin 
Hinchman. Proved, September 5, 1767, before Henry 
Dawson, Snrrogate. Confirmed by Gov. Sir Henry 
Moore, Sept. 9, 1767. 

[Note. — Samuel Fish, Jr., the progenitor of a famous 
family, was son of Jonathan Fish. He was called 
Samuel Fish, Jr., to distinguish him from an uncle of 
the same name. He died August 27, 1767. His son 
Jonathan was bom May 11, 1728, and died December 
26, 1779. He left a son, Nicholas Fish, bom in New 
York, August 28, 1758. He was a Major and Lieut. 
Col. in the war of the Revolution. He married Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Petrus Stuyvesant, and during his 
life was a man greatly honored. He died June 30, 
1833. His son, Hamilton Fish, was United States 
Senator, Governor of New York, and Secretary of State 
under President Grant. — W. S. P.] 

Page 98. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Claudy 
FouRNiE, of New York, gardener, being sick. I leave to 
my wife Magdalena all my whole estate, with full power 
to sell, and out of whatever of my estate shall remain 
after her death, I leave to my son Christopher 20 shil- 
lings, and all the rest to my four children, John, Andrew, 
Sophia, and Nelly. I make my wife, and Jacob Sharpe, 
baker, executors. 

Dated October 29, 1764. Witnesses, John Albert 
Weygand, "minister of the Gospel," Andrew Hubner, 
Johan Michel Weber. Proved, November 3, 1767. 
Magdalena Foumie was then Magdalena Wolfe. 

Page 100. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard 
Ten Eyck, of New York, cordwainer, this 17 of Sep- 
tember, 1745, being sick in body. I leave to my wife 
all household goods and personal estate, "none ex- 
cepted.'* Also the use of all my real estate during 
her widowhood, and after her death, to all my chil- 
dren, "without any distinction of sex or condition." 
My executors are to sell all my real estate out of 



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120 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

New York, for the support of my wife and children. 
I make my wife, and my fatheriin-law, William Roome, 
and my uncle, Abraham Ten Eyck, executors. Signed 
" Dirck Ten Eyck." 

Witnesses, John Riven, Cornelius Quick, John Kerf- 
byle. Proved, November 4, 1767, upon oath of Hester 
Elsworth and Sarah Bussing, who depose that they saw 
the testator sign the will. 

Page 102. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Benjamin 
Waters. " I Commit my Soul to my Creator and my 
Body to the Earth." I leave to my wife Sarah i of my 
.real estate during her widowhood, and then to my son 
Oliver. The other half to my son Oliver, and he is to 
pay £75 to my son Israel. All my personal estate, 
except my negro slave, I leave to my three children, 
Israel, Mary, and Elizabeth. My negro Frank is to 
choose which of my children he will live with. I make 
my wife, and my son Oliver, executors. 

Dated October 19, 1767. Witnesses, Talman Waters, 
Lewis Morris, Richard Morris. Proved in New York, 
November 11, 1767. 

Page 104. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Myeb, of New York, in the Out Ward, in Harlem Divis- 
ion, October 30, 1767. I leave to my only son Adolph 
£5, as heir at law. I leave to my wife Antye the use 
of all my estate, for the support of her and my under- 
aged children, so long as she remains my widow, and 
then to my children, Adolph, Catharine, and Marika. 
My executors are to make a division with my brother, 
Adolph Myer, of all the lands left by our father, Adolph 
Myer. I make my two brothers-in-law, Johanes Sickles 
and Benjamin Vandewater, executors. 

Witnesses, Johanes Myer, John Low, Laurence Myer. 
Proved, November 13, 1767. 

Page 106. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Robert 
Hackett, of New York, mariner. After all debts are 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 20. 121 

paid, I leave to my friend, Richard Pettit, of New York, 
all my estate, and make him executor. 

Dated May 24, 1757. Witnesses, James Carter, 
Thomas Pettit, shopkeeper, Ebenezer Franklin. Proved, 
November 16, 1767. 

Page 107. — In the name of God, Amen. I, William 
Campbell, of New York, mariner. After all debts are 
paid, I leave to Bonald McDougal, of New York, all 
my prize money that is due to me from the Sloop 
" Tyger," and all my personal estate, and make him 
executor. 

Dated February 15, 1754. Witnesses, Robert Carr, 
bricklayer, Alexander McDougall, Mary Hamilton. 
Proved, November 17, 1767. Ronald McDougal was 
then dead, and by his will had made Alexander Mc- 
Dougall, merchant, his executor, and he is confirmed 
as the executor of the above will. 

Page 109. — In the name of God, Amen, October 17, 
1767. I, John Stevens, mariner, belonging to his 
Majesty's Ship " Coventry," being very sick. I leave 
to my loving friend, Matthew Connolly, all lands and 
tenements, and prize money, and personal property, and 
make him executor. 

Witnesses, John Riddell, John Jackson, Benjamin 
Bell. Proved, November 23, 1767. 

Page 111. — In the name of God, Amen, August 10, 
1765. I, Robert Field, of Newtown, in Queens County, 
" being well in health." I leave to my wife Elizabeth 
£100, and a negro boy and girl, and my horse and 
chair, and my best bed, and chest of drawers, table, and 
Looking glass. I leave to my son Robert a negro boy, 
and to my sons. Whitehead, and Benjamin, and Jacob, 
each a negro boy. I leave to my grandson, Thomas 
Field, son of my son Elnathan, a negro boy. To my 
grandson, Robert Moore, son of Samuel Moore, £5; 
To my son, Robert Field, £10; To my son Stephen 



122 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

£100 and a negro, boy, a waggon, " and a harrow with 
iron teeth." I leave to my daughter Abigail, wife of 
Samuel Moore, a negro girl. To my daughter Deborah, 
wife of Walter Smith, a negro woman, " which did live 
with my son-in-law, Daniel Betts." I leave to my wife 
Elizabeth the use of all my estate during widowhood, 
except the above legacies. After the death of my wife, 
I leave all my estate to my eight children, Elnathan, 
Robert, Benjamin, Jacob, Stephen, Whitehead, Abigail, 
wife of Samuel Moore, and Deborah, wife of Walter 
Smith. I make my wife and sons, Robert, Benjamin, 
and Jacob, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Renne, Robert Coe, Jr., James 
Pettit. Proved, October 22, 1767. 

Page 113. — ^In the name of God, Amen, November 4, 
1767. I, Joseph Foster, of Southampton, in Suffolk 
County, weaver, " being sick and weak in body, but of 
perfect mind. Thanks be to God." I leave to my wife 
Hannah the free and uninterrupted enjoyment of my 
house and home lot, and all other lands and meadows, 
during the time she remains my widow. I leave to my 
daughters, Abigail Culver, Hannah Demmon, and Eu- 
nice Demmon, 5s. each. I leave to my daughters, Da- 
maris and Mary Foster, the sum of £10 apiece, of good 
and lawful money of New York, and they are to have 
the privilege of living in my house while unmarried. 
I leave to my daughter. Prudence Foster, my house and 
home lot, and all my real estate and rights of Com- 
monage, and I make my wife and my daughter Pru- 
dence, executors. 

Witnesses, Jesse Culver, Edward Culver, Obadiah 
Johnes. Proved, November 25, 1767, before Maltby 
Gelston, Surrogate. 

[Note. — The homestead of Joseph Foster is the pres- 
ent homestead of Henry Enstine, on the north side of 
Hill street, about a mile west of Southampton village. 
It was sold by Prudence Foster to John Reeves, July 
12, 1783. It was afterward owned by Thomas Reeves, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBBK 26. 123 

from whom it descended to the present owner. — 
W. S. P.] 

Page 115. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Alice 
Ratsey, of New York, single woman, " being at present 
weak and indisposed." I leave to my sister Elizabeth, 
wife of Peter Goelet, merchant, one half of all my es- 
tate, real and personal. And I leave the other half to 
the said Peter Goelet, for the use of my sister Hester, 
wife of William Weyman, of New York, printer, and 
her children, during the life of said William Weyman, 
and after his death, to her and her heirs and assigns. 
But if he survives her, then the same is to go to her 
children. I make Peter Goelet executor, with power 
to sell all estate. 

Dated November 10, 1767. Witnesses, Hester Van 
Deursen, Abraham Van Deursen, tallow chandler, Abra- 
ham Varrick. Proved, December 4, 1767. 

Page 117. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Henry Teuschbein, of New York, "Doctor." After 
all debts and funeral charges are paid, I leave to my 
wife Sophia all my estate, and I ordain her executor. 

Dated November 8, 1764. Witnesses, John Smith, 
John Pitts, Henry Boshort, joiner. Proved, December 
5, 1767. 

Page 118. — In the name of God, Amen, November 
19, 1767. I, James Hamilton, of Brookland, in Kings 
County, " Surgeon," being weak in body. I leave to my 
well beloved friend, Isaac Sebring, of Brookland, all 
my personal estate, and make him executor. 

Witnesses, Femandus Suydam, William Boerum, 
Simon Boerum. Proved, December 5, 1767. 

Page 120. — In the name of God, Amen, November 23, 
1762. I, Benjamin Hasbrouck, of Rombout Precinct, 
in Duchess County, being weak and infirm. I leave to 
my wife Jannettie my riding chair and horse, " and a 



124 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

good feather bed and curtains and furniture answerable 
to said bed," and £30 y^rly during her widowhood, 
and the profits of my estate. But if my wife shall 
marry, I give her £100, " and she is to quit the rest of 
my estate." I leave to my eldest son Daniel £5, " as 
Primogeniture," Also ^ of my real estate. I leave to 
my sons, Francis, Benjamin, and Jacob, each i of my 
real estate. Whereas I have given to my eldest daugh- 
ter Mary, wife of John Halstead, £200 for an outset, 
I give her £20 more. I leave to my daughter Helitie 
£400. My executors are to divide all my real estate, 
and my son Daniel is to have his choice, and each son 
is to pay £5 yearly to my wife. One half of the lega- 
cies to my daughters are to be paid when my youngest 
son is of age. My executors are to bind my son Francis 
to a trade, as he shall choose, " and my son Benjamin 
is to be bound to some proper master, to learn the 
Taylors Trade." I make my trusty friends, William 
Van Dyck, Dr. Theodoras Van Wyck, and Cornelius 
Van Wyck, all of Rombout Precinct, executors. 

Witnesses, Rev. Chauncey Graham, John Carman, 
John Vanlockren, Jr. Proved, May 3, 1763, before 
Matthew Du Bois, Esq., Judge of Common Pleas, and 
James Duncan, and Johans De Witt, Justices of the 
Peace. Confirmed by Gov. Moore, December, 1767. 

Page 123. — " I, Joseph Jenens, of Beekmans Pre- 
cinct, in Duchess County, being in usual good bodily 
Health." I leave to my wife Hannah the use of the 
east room in my dwelling-house, and a good bed and 
furniture, and other movables for her use during her 
life. "Also a good gentle riding Beast, with good 
strong Tackling fit to ride on, during her life." Also ,^ 
a good cow, " and the milk to be brought into the house. 
And the horse and cow to be well kept." " I give to 
my beloved wife one fat swine, that will weigh 150 
pounds, and one quarter of Beef, that will weigh 100 
weight, yearly." Also 10 bushels of good grinding 
corn and 5 bushels of wheat yearly, and 10 pounds of 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 125 

wool and flax yearly, and £5 in money, " and firewood 
cut fit for the fire and brought into the house." I leave 
to my grandson, Joseph Whitely, when of age, 50 acres 
of the north part of my homestead farm, bounded north 
by Nathaniel Bowdich, east by Abner Hoag, west by 
the Patent, south by the other part, also the use of the 
orchard, I also give him a bond for £40, which his 
father, Robert Whitely, gave me. I leave to my grand- 
son, Pardon Whitely, 100 acres and 95 rods of land, 
being part of Lot 22, bounded east by the Colony line, 
south by Elijah Doty, west by highway, north by the 
rest of the lot. Also £50, when he is of age. I leave 
to my granddaughter, Judah Lake, a feather bed, 4 
blankets, and articles of clothing, and £200 when 18. 
And after the death of my daughter, Martha Whitely, 
my grandson, Joseph Whitely, shall have the remain- 
der of my homestead, with the farming tools, and he 
is to maintain his father, Robert Whitely, during his 
life. I make my friends, Benjamin Deule and Elijah 
Doty, both of Beekmans Precinct, executors. 

Dated December 25, 1766. Witnesses, Matthew Ferris, 
Susanah Doty, Philip Allen. Proved, April 8, 1767, 
before Bartholemew Crannell, Surrogate. 

[Note. — Beekmans Precinct was the southeast part 
of Dutchess County, deriving its name from a large 
tract of land granted to Henry Beekman, and known as 
" Beekmans Patent." The farm of the testator was on 
the tract of land called the " Oblong," and next east 
of the Patent.— W. S. P.] 

Page 126. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Cornelius 
Brower, of Schenectady, being sick. I leave to my wife 
.^omelia the use of all my real and personal estate 
during her widowhood. I leave to my son Hendrick 
my Large Dutch Bible. After the death of my wife, 
I leave to my grandson, Geritt Van Antwerp, the house 
where Elias Groot liveth, in Schenectady, and sold to 
me by Dirck Van Pattent. I leave to my grandson, 
Cornelius Eickey, £30, when of age. I leave to my 



126 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

daughter Mary, wife of John Monroe, of Albany, mer- 
chant, £20, and I give him his bond to me for £80. 
I leave to my son Hendrick all the rest of my estate, 
and I make my wife executor. 

Dated August 13, 1765, Witnesses, Lancaster Con- 
nor, Tennis Van Vleck, Matthew Lyne. Proved, De- 
cember 3, 1767. 

Page 128, — In the name of God, Amen. I, John Van 
Lewa, of Flushing, in Queens County, "well knowing 
the Certainty of Death." I leave to my grandson, John 
Dorland, son of my daughter Dina, £140. I leave to 
my grandchildren, the children of my daughter, Mary 
Monf ort, £90. I leave to my daughter, Katharine Van 
Pelt, £140. To the children of my daughter, Sarah 
Rainson, £140. To my granddaughter, Katharine Van- 
lewa, daughter of my son Henry, £90. To my daughter 
Mary £50, which I give her in lieu of £50, which my 
son Henry paid to her husband, Peter Monf ort, as part 
of her portion. I leave to my grandson John, son of 
my son Henry, £400. To my grandson John, son of 
my son Frederick, £5, " as a bar or hindrance to his 
claims as heir at law." I leave to my son John all my 
lands in Flushing, and he is to pay all debts and lega- 
cies. I make John Willetts, Jr., and Benjamin Hinch- 
man, executors. 

Dated July 28, 1767. Signed " John Van Lewen." 
Witnesses, Fredrick Simonson, John Willett, Mary 
Willett, John Waters. Proved, October 29, 1767. 

Page 130. — In the name of God, Amen, March 15, 
1759. I, Isaac Mills, of Smithtown, in Suffolk County, 
being weak and sick. I leave to my wife Hannah all 
my movable estate, except what I leave to my chil- 
dren. I leave to my son Isaac all my lands, meadows, 
and messuages, and he shall pay to my son William 
£100. If he refuses to do so, then my son William 
" is to have so much land, as judged by indifferent men." 
I also leave to my son Isaac a negro man and a boy. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 127 

after the death of his mother, and one half of my farm- 
ing tackling. I leave to my daughter Bebecca " so much 
of my movable estate, as near as can be computed, the 
same value as I have given to her sisters that are mar- 
ried." I leave to my daughters, Joanah and Sarah, 
each a negro girl. "They are to be entitled to her 
when she is 18. She is now 12 years old," and Joanah 
is to have her services till she is 18. I leave to my 
other two daughters, Hannah and Eebecca, another 
negro girl, when she is 20. She is now 10 years old, 
and Hannah is to have her till she is 20 years old. I 
make my wife, and my son Isaac, executors. 

Witnesses, Andrew Miller, William Miller, Andrew 
Miller, Jr. Proved, August 6, 1767, before Richard 
Miller, Surrogate. 

Page 132. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Cathabinb 
Bratt, of New York, June 15, 1765. I leave to my 
niece Deborah, wife of Jeremiah Wool, all my house- 
hold goods, furniture, and kitchen stuff, none excepted. 
My executors are to sell all real estate. I leave to the 
three children of my brother, Frans Bratt, viz., Vrough- 
tie, Deborah, and John, one fourth of the money, but 
if they die without issue, then to my brother Isaac and 
his children. I leave to two sons of my sister Susanah, 
wife of Laurence Wessels [not named] one quarter of 
the same, and one quarter to my niece Deborah, wife 
of Jeremiah Wool. I make Laurence Wessels, Jr., 
Jeremiah Wool, and William Heyer, executors. 

Witnesses, Francis Wessels, Moses Taylor, Corne- 
lius Heyer. Proved, December 24, 1767. 

Page 134. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Lawrence, of Staten Island, being weak in body, this 
January 24, 1767. I leave to my executors all my es- 
tate, real and personal, and all debts due to me, "to 
sell, as soon as they conveniently may, as much as shall 
seem meet to them," and they are to pay all debts and 
charges. The rest is to remain in the hands of my wife 



128 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Catharine for the education and support of my children. 
After her death or marriage, the remainder is to be sold 
and divided among my children, Ann, Catharine, Nich- 
olas, and Edstel. I make my wife and my brother, 
Richard Laurence, executors. 

Witnesses, William Laurence, Samuel De Hart, Jr., 
Joshua. Mesereau, Jr. Proved, December 14, 1767, be- 
fore Benjamin Seaman. 

Page 136. — "I, Maby Doughty, widow of Obadiah 
Doughty, late of Flushing, in Queens County, house 
carpenter," March 12, 1764, being in perfect health. 
I leave to my cousin Sarah, wife of John Fowler, of 
Flushing, all my real and personal estate, during her 
natural life, and she is to pay all debts and funeral 
charges, and also the following legacies: To Thomas, 
son of John and Sarah Fowler, £100; To Mary, wife 
of Henry Loweryear, Jr., of Flushing, £100; To my 
cousin, Samuel Farrington, of Flushing, £20; To my 
cousin Mary, wife of James Hedger, £20 ; To my cousin 
Hannah, widow of Samuel Thorn, £20; To my cousin, 
John Farrington, £20. I make my brother, James 
Way, of Newtown, and my cousin, John Fowler, ex- 
ecutors. "I have hereto set my hand this 24 day of 
July, 1767." 

Witnesses, James Culver, Israel Hallett, Robert Al- 
sop. Proved, December 8, 1767. Israel Hallet was a 
Quaker. 

[Note. — The above will was evidently written about 
three years before it was executed. — W. S. P.] 

Page 138.-;— In the name of God, Amen. I, Davto 
Flamburgh, carpenter, of the Mohawk Kiver, County 
of Albany, being weak and sick, this October 28, 1767. 
I leave to John Clement, carpenter, of the Mohawk 
Eiver, " all my ^ part of a saw mill, lying near adjoin- 
ing to Nicholas Hanser, deceased, with all privileges." 
I leave to my wife Bautche all the rest of my estate, 
real and personal, while she remains my widow, " and 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 129 

then to descend to David or Mary Flamborgh, the 
natural and lawful heirs of my Body," I make John 
Johnston and John Clement, executors. 

Witnesses, William Johnston, "white smith," Peter 
Davis, cordwainer, Stephen Umbrute, cordwainer. 
Proved, November 9, 1767, before William Hanna, Sur- 
rogate. 

Page 139, — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
Dodge, of New York, mariner, being of sound mind. 
After all debts are paid, I leave to my friend, Edward 
Kelly, all my estate, and make him executor. 

November 28, 1765. Witnesses, William CamblCj 
John Brown, Arche Macam. Proved, upon oath of 
James Kelly, January 6, 1768. 

Page 140. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Bass, of the Out Ward of New York, farmer, being in 
good health. I leave to my wife Marithe the use of 
all my estate during her widowhood, also my negro 
wench "Jinn." After the death of my wife, I leave 
all my lands and real estate in the Out Ward to my 
daughter Annettie, wife of Johanes Hardenbrook, of 
New York. If my negro wench " Jinn " outlives my 
wife, my executors are to pay her £10, in considera- 
tion of her faithful service, and she may choose a master 
for herself, and my negro boy " Henry " is to have the 
same privilege. I leave all lie rest to my said daugh- 
ter, and to my grandchildren, Sarah, Marytie, and Elsie, 
the children of my son, John Bass, deceased. If the 
provision made for my wife is not sufficient for her com- 
fortable and decent support, my heirs are to pay her 
£20 yearly. I make my son-in-law, Johanes Harden- 
brook, and Matthias Buys, of the Out Ward, executors. 

Dated April 17, 1767. Witnesses, Benjamin Kissam, 
John Tanner, Samuel Kissam. Proved, January 12, 
1768. 

Page 143. — In the name of God, Amen, January 4, 
1755. I, Benjamin Brown, of Eye, in Westchester 



130 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

County, Esquire, being sick. " My Body to be buried 
in a Christian like and decent manner, in the Burying 
Ground at Eye, where my father and mother are in- 
terred, and as near them as possible." I order all debts 
to be paid. I make my brothers, Thomas and Hackaliah 
Brown, executors, with power to sell all my estate, and 
the whole to be divided among my 4 sons, Benjamin, 
Joseph, Daniel, and William. 

Witnesses, Zebadiah Brown, John Carhart, John Hill. 
Proved, October 3, 1767. 

Page 144. — In the name of God, Amen, May 22, 1761. 
I, Jacobus Debeavois, of Brookland, in Kings County, 
being in perfect healtti. All debts to be paid. I leave 
to my wife Sarah the use of all estate during the time 
that she remains my widow, and she may sell with ad- 
vice of my executors. I leave to my granddaughter 
Engeltie, wife of Isaac De Graw, £100. I leave to 
Rebecca, the girl who used to live with me, and is now 
the wife of Edward Barley, £25. I leave to my son 
George all my estate, real and personal, after the death 
of my wife, and he is to pay the legacies. I make my 
wife, and my son George, and my brother-in-law, Martin 
Ryerse, executors. 

Witnesses, John Talman, Barent Jansen, Peter Tal- 
man. Proved, August 25, 1767. 

Page 147. — In the name of God, Amen, July 20, 1758. 
I, Davq) Roe, Sr., of Flushing, in Queens County, Gent., 
being weak in body. I leave to my wife Deborah two 
beds and furniture, and a negro woman named " Char- 
ity," and 2 iron pots, 6 chairs, 6 plates, 2 platters, and 
a horse and saddle, and the best room in my house, 
so long as she remains my widow. And my three sons 
shall each pay her £5 yearly, and supply her with fire- 
wood. I leave to my son Ezekiel the place where he 
now lives, with all the land lying on the west side of 
the Swamp. Also one lot lying on the Brook, called the 
Calf Pasture, and i of my share of meadow, adjoining 



ABSTRACTS OF WELLS— LIBER 26. 131 

to John Cornell's meadow. I leave to my son William 
all that piece of land and meadow adjoining on the 
sonth side of the Brook and creek where he now lives. 
I leave to my son David the dwelling-house where I 
now live, with ^ of the bam and crib, and ^ of all my 
lands and meadows in Flushing, and I leave to my son 
William the other half. And my sons David and Will- 
iam shall pay to their grandmother £11 yearly. I leave 
to my son John £5 and my wearing apparell. I leave 
to my daughter, Abigail Haviland, one cow, and to 
her tiiree children, Joseph, Abigail, and David, £50. 
I leave to my daughter, Susanah Roe, £50, and the rest 
of movable estate to my sons David and William. I 
make my 3 sons executors. 

Witnesses, William Griffen, Silas Laurence, William 
Laurence. Proved, March 21, 1767, before Thomas 
Braine, Surrogate. 

Page 149. — Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, Governor, 
etc. Whereas Letters of Administration were, on Feb- 
ruary 22, 1762, granted to Catharine Schuyler, on the 
estate of John Walters, who died intestate. And 
whereas the said Catharine Schuyler has since de- 
ceased, New Letters of Administration are granted to 
John Schuyler, of East New Jersey, principal creditor 
of John Walters, January 18, 1768. 

In the name of God, Amen. I, Joseph Buckland, 
of New York, Pilot, being of sound mind. I leave to 
my wife Elizabeth all my real and personal estate, and 
my wearing apparell, and make her executor. 

April 3, 1767. Witnesses, William Paulding, Will- 
iam Funderson, pilot. Proved, January 20, 1768. 

Page 151. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Samuel 
Bebry, of New York, carpenter. I leave to my son 
Walter £10, as his birth right. To my wife Jacamintie 
£28 yearly during her life. To my daughter Mary, 
wife of Patrick Hackett, £20 yearly. I leave to my son 



132 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Walter 'i of the rest, and the other half to the children 
of my daughter Mary, wife of Patrick Hackett, "to 
them that are now homed and to them that shall be 
homed hereafter, be they mail or femail." I make my 
son Walter and Nicholas Carmer, executors. 

Dated January 24, 1766. Witnesses, John Rousby, 
cabinet maker, Mary Carmer, Laurence Wessels. 
Proved, January 20, 1768. 

Page 152. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
McNeall, Jr., of the Precinct of the Wallkill, Ulster 
County. I leave to my eldest sons, Thomas and John, 
all the farm whereon 1 now live, containing 400 acres. 
Reserving to my wife Martha the use of ^ while she 
remains my widow. And my two sons shall pay to 
my son Edward, when of age, £100, " and also main- 
tain, Cloath and School him until he is fit for a trade, 
at 16 or 17 years of age, and then to bind him to a 
Smith trade, or any other trade he shall incline to lam." 
All my stock of cattle and all utensils to remain on 
my farm, and the profits of my farm are to be for the 
benefit of my children, Susanah, Martha, Anne, Re- 
becca, Mary, and Lydia, and they are to be supported 
while my executors shall find it convenient for them to 
live on the farm together. "And when they are 18 
they shall each have such clothing and outset or fur- 
niture for a room as they shall find my movable estate 
will afford." My executors shall give to my daughter, 
Jane Butterfield, a young horse, and to my wife a pacing 
horse and saddle. I make my brother-in-law, William 
Boreland, and my son-in-law, Daniel Butterfield, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Neley, James Crawford, Jr., 
Samuel Crawford, Jr. Proved, January 14, 1768. 

Page 154. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Andrew 
Miller, of the Precinct of Goshen, in Orange County. 
" I leave to my daughter, Ann Armstrong, £48, as the 
remainder of her portion, she having received £22," 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 2«. I33 

To be paid to her in household goods. I leave to my 
daughter, Elizabeth Miller, £70, also a feather bed and 
furniture. I leave to my two eldest sons, Andrew and 
James, all the farm or plantation whereon I live, lying 
in the Patent of Wawayanda, in Goshen, containing 
400 acres, and they are to pay the legacies. It is my 
will that all my sons, James, John, William, David, and 
Alexander, do live together, with my son Andrew, on 
my farm till my youngest son Alexander is of age. 
And then the farm is to be appraised by my brother-in- 
law, James Jackson, of New Windsor, and my brother- 
in-law, Alexander Jackson, and William Jackson, son 
of Michel Jackson, both of Goshen, with all the im- 
provements. And out of the whole, my son John is 
to have ^, and my sons, William and David and Alex- 
ander, each i. My daughter Elizabeth is to live with 
the family while single, " to take care of the affairs of 
the house." When my son Alexander is of age the 
whole farm is to be divided. My executors are to sell 
my lot of land at New Windsor. I make my brother- 
in-law, James Jackson, and my son Andrew, and my 
wife, executors. 

Witnesses, Michel Jackson, William Armstrong, Wil- 
liam Jackson. Proved, September 10, 1767. 

Page 158. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Bkown, of Eye, in Westchester County, being weak 
and sick, January 5, 1762. I leave to my brother, Ben- 
jamin Brown, £320 ; To my nephew, Benjamin Brown, 
Jr., £50; To my nephew, Joseph Brown, £20; To my 
nephew, Daniel Brown, £20; To my nephew, William 
Brown, £20; To my nephew, Hackaliah Brown, Jr., 
£50; To my nephew, David Brown, £200; To my 
nephew, Christopher Brown, £30 ; To my nephew, Na- 
than Brown, £30 ; To my nephew, Thomas Brown, £30 ; 
To my nephew, Josiah Brown, £20; To my nqphew, 
Isaac Brown, £20; To my sister Anne, wife of Daniel 
Purdy, Esq., £40 ; To my nephew, Nehemiah Brundige, 
£20; To my nephew, Gilbert Brundige, £20; To my 



134 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

nephew, Hackaliah Brundige, £10; To my nephew, 
Zebadiah Brundige, £10; To my nieces, Sarah, Mary, 
and Abigail Brundige, £10 each ; To my nephew, David 
Brown, son of Hackaliah Brown, all my lands, houses, 
meadows, and tenements, and all the remainder of my 
personal estate. I make my brother, Hackaliah Brown, 
and my friend, Ebenezer Kniffen, executors. 

Witnesses, Jonathan Brown, Jonathan Brown, Jr., 
Timothy Wetmore. Proved, December 31, 1767. 

Page 160. — In the name of God, Amen, December 1, 
1766. I, Jonathan Austen, of Phillipse Patent, in 
Duchess County, being sick. I leave to my sons, Isaac 
and Jonathan, the farm I bought of Hugh Ryle. 
" Charles, I give him free, and I give him £25." " I 
leave to my wife the black mare and two cows," and the 
use of all the rest of my estate, for the bringing up of 
the children, Silas, Smith, Phebe, Jacob, Anne, Robert, 
and Rebecca. I make my brother, John Austen, and my 
friend, William Nelson, executors. 

Witnesses, William Youmans, Samuel Haight, Fran- 
cis Barger. Proved, May 6, 1767. 

[Note. — Phillipse Patent is now Putnam County. — 
W. S. P.] 

Page 161. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Ann 
Elizabeth Schuyler, of New York, widow of John 
Schuyler, merchant, being at present in health. After 
all debts are paid, I leave to my grandson, Samuel 
Schuyler, the only son of my son, Brandt Schuyler, 
lately deceased, all that my lands that are a part of 
the tract of land called Wawayanda. I leave to my 
granddaughter, Ann Elizabeth Schuyler, all my wear- 
ing apparell. I leave to each of my executors £25. 
All the rest I leave to my 4 grandchildren, Johanah, 
wife of William Lupton, Catharine, wife of Cornelius 
Switse, Samuel Schuyler, and Ann Elizabeth Schuyler. 
I make my nephews, Abraham Lott and Richard Morris, 
executors. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. I35 

Dated January 21, 1766. Witnesses, Abraham Van 
Deursen, John Van Cortlandt, John Clopper. Proved, 
February 13, 1768. 

Page 164. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Maby 
Dobbins, relict of Anthony Dobbins, Innholder, of New 
York, being of sound mind. I leave to my only son, 
William Dobbins, all of my estate, but if he dies with- 
out issue, then I leave one half to my brothers, Charles, 
Thomas, and James Gardener, and the other half in 
Trust to Kev. John Rodgers, Peter Van Brugh Living- 
ston, and Peter Robert Livingston, Esq., for the bene- 
fit of the Presbyterian Society in New York. I make 
Alexander Stewart, John Robinson, William McKinley, 
and Nathaniel McKinley, executors. 

Dated February 5, 1768. Witnesses, William Ferris, 
Charles Gardener, Thomas Gardener. Proved, Feb- 
ruary 16, 1768. 

Page 165. — In the name of God, Amen, June 7, 1758. 
I, Steven Schenck, of Flatlands, in Kings County, 
farmer, being sick. I leave to my wife her support, 
and house room to live in, and one half of the income 
of my farm, during the time she remains my widow. 
I leave to my son John £25, for his birth right. I also 
leave him £200. To my son Nicholas £200. I leave 
to my son John all my farm or plantation, houses, and 
orchards, as now in his possession at Oyster Bay, in 
Queens County. And he shall pay £200. I leave to 
my son Nicholas all my lands, meadows, and buildings 
at a place called Canaristy [Canarsie], in Flatlands, 
with all houses and buildings. And he shall pay £1,000, 
in four annual payments. If any of my unmarried 
daughters should be married, they shall have an out- 
set, as my other daughters have had. I leave all the 
rest of my estate to my 9 children, John, Nicholas, Jan- 
nettie, wife of Folkert Spragg, Sara, wife of Abraham 
Emmans, Antie, wife of Abraham Duryee, Willempthe, 
wife of Petrus Amerman, Neeltie, Margarite, and 



136 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LEBER 26. 

Marya. My son John is to have his share first, and 
I make him and my son Nicholas, executors. 

Witnesses, Peter Wyckoff, Johanes Lott, Peter 
Stryker. Proved, February 25, 1768. 

Page 168. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I,' Catharine 
Van Vleck, of New York, spinster, being weak and sick. 
"My Body to be decently interred in the Burying 
ground of the United Brethren, in this City, at the dis- 
cretion of the Directors of said Church." I leave to my 
nieces, Sarah Van Vleck, Catharine, wife of Leonard 
Warner, and Catalina Eyckman, each £50. To Samuel 
Pell and John Montanye I leave £50 in Trust for the 
Church called Unitas Fratorum, or United Brethren, in 
New York. My executors are to sell all my estate, 
and of the proceeds, I leave J to my niece, Sarah Van 
Vleck, daughter of Abraham and Mary Van Vleck. 
All the rest I leave to Lucas Kierstede, and Catharine, 
wife of Leonard Warner, the children of my sister, 
Mary Kierstede, late Mary Groenendyck, deceased, and 
to Isaac, Catalina, Samuel, and Albert Ryckman, chil- 
dren of my sister, Cornelia Ryckman, deceased, and to 
the other children . of said Abraham and Mary Van 
Vleck, viz.. The children of John Van Vleck, deceased, 
viz., John, Abraham, Catharine, Jacobus, Henry, Mary, 
and Cornelia Van Vleck, and to the children of Isaac 
Van Vleck and his wife Catharine, viz., Abraham, Isaac, 
and Lucretia. I make John Van Vleck, Lucas Kierstede, 
Isaac Ryckman, and Henry Van Vleck, executors. 

Dated February 6, 1762. Witnesses, William Pear- 
son, James Arden, Jarvis Roebuck. Proved, February 
9, 1768. 

[Note. — The burying ground of the United Brethren 
or Moravian Church was on Pell street, on the west 
side of Doyer street. — W. S. P.] 

Page 170. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Samuel 
Moore, of Newtown, in Queens County. All debts which 
I owe, either in Law or conscience, to be paid. I leave 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 137 

to my son Samuel my dwelling-hotise, bam, orchards, 
and '^ mill house, and ^ the cider mill under if Also 
30 acres of land, bounded by the road from the comer 
of my orchard, near John Alburtis, to a cross fence 
at the upper side of my lot adjoining my bam, and 
running down to the Swamp adjoining said Alburtis, 
and from thence to a heap of stones in the Swamp, and 
from thence through the middle of the Watering Place 
to the land of John Alburtis. I leave to my son Vernon 
the comer lot, and the lot fronting Lambert Woodward's 
door. I leave to my son Thomas the 20 acres I bought 
of Lambert Woodward, and the rest of the Swamp lot 
I leave to my son Bichard " all that piece of land which 
I have at the Alder Point." All the rest of my estate 
to be sold, and the money used to bring up the children 
until of age, and then to my sons above named, and 
my daughters, Amy, Hannah, Sarah, and Elizabeth. I 
make my brother, Nathaniel Moore, and my sons, Sam- 
uel and Thomas, executors. 

Dated December 5, 1767. Witnesses, Samuel Moore, 
Jr., Bichard Betts, Jr., Cornelius Berrian. Proved, 
Febraary 9, 1768. 

Page 172. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
MooBE, of Newtown, in Queens County, being sick. My 
executors are to sell all my estate, and the money to go 
to my mother, sisters, and brothers, viz., my mother-in- 
law, Ann Moore, and my brothers, Samuel, Vernon, and 
Bichard, and my sisters. Amy, Hannah, Sarah, and 
Elizabeth. I make my uncle, Samuel Moore, and my 
brother, Vernon Moore, executors. 

Dated January 3, 1768. Witnesses, Samuel Moore, 
John Alburtis, Cornelius Berrian. Proved, February 
9, 1768. 

Page 174. — In the name of God, Amen. I, William 
Thorne, of Flushing, Gent., May 27, 1761. I leave to 
my daughter Mary my best bed and furniture, "and 
a Silver Poringer," and chest of drawers. Also the 



138 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

use of the East room chamber, " called the new room 
chamber," with the privilege of passing and repassing. 
Also the privilege of keeping a cow so long as single. 
I leave to my son Jacob two good cows, and two horses. 
My executors to sell rest of personal estate. I leave 
to my son Benjamin £5. I have already given him 
considerable in lands and money. I leave to my daugh- 
ter Mary £200 ; To my daughter, Ann Fish, £40 ; To 
my daughter, Hannah Cornell, £50 ; To my kinswoman, 
Rebecca Covert, £10 ; To the four children of my son 
John, viz., Thomas, John, Miriam, and Sarah, £10 
each. I leave to my son Daniel a negro man. To my 
son Benjamin my wearing apparell. All the rest of my 
estate to all my children. I leave to my son Jacob all 
my house and land where I now live, and he shall pay 
to my son Daniel £500. I make my trusty friends, 
John Field, Sr., and John Field, Jr., executors. 

Witnesses, James Thome, Benjamin Field, Gilbert 
Hicks. Proved, February 18, 1768. 

Page 177. — " I, Adrian Heoemak, Jr., of Oyster Bay, 
in Queens County, being sick in body, this 15 day of 
the Eleventh Month, called November," 1767. I leave 
to my son Peter 50 acres of land, that my father gave 
me, lying in his farm where he now lives. My executors 
are to sell my place or land that I have lying at Cedar 
Swamp, and the money to be paid to my wife and my 
three daughters, Sarah, Magdalen, and Anne. I make 
my father, Peter Hegeman, and my two uncles, Joseph 
Hegeman and John Scank [Schenck], and my cousin, 
Yoost Monf oort, all of Oyster Bajr, executors. My wife 
Anne is to have the best feather bed, and furniture. 

Witnesses, Abraham Vanderbilt, John Luister, Will- 
iam Laurence, Jr. Proved, February 4, 1768. 

Page 179. — In the name of God, Amen, November 21, 
1764. I, Frederick Bellinger, of Canajoharie, in the 
County of Albany, being very sick. I leave to my son 
Thomas my 5 horses, 4 cows, 5 sheep, " as also one iron 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LEBER 2«. 139 

Stove," and a cross cut saw, " and an instrument called 
in German a bund ax." "Also an iron chain to roll 
logs with," and other carpenter tools, and articles of 
domestic use, I leave to my daughter Elizabeth, wife 
of Jacob Klock, all the iron belonging to a Grist mill 
and mill stones, " and a great iron Hoop, that is on one 
of the mill stones, at present at Christopher Foxes, at 
the German Flats," Also an iron pot. I make Jacob 
KHock and Hendrick Frey, executors. 

Witnesses, Peter Eigenbrod, Philip Helmer, Johanes 
Eigenbrod. Proved, January 20, 1768. 

Page 181. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Henby 
Youngs, being infirm in body. After paying all debts, 
I leave all the remainder to my wife Abigail, " to use 
as she pleases," and she is to have the use of my house 
and plantation where I now live shall be hers so long 
as she remains my widow, or until my son Henry is 
of age, and then she shall have the use of one half. 
If my son Henry dies, my daughter Eunice shall be heir 
to all my estate. If my son Henry lives and possesses 
the estate, he shall allow his mother every year 15 bush- 
els of wheat, ^ barrel of pork, ^ barrel of beef, and a 
horse, and 2 cows, and 8 sheep. I give to my son Henry 
my house and plantation I now live on, except 40 acres, 
which lies at the northwest end of my farm, which I 
leave to my daughter Eunice, and she is to have £100. 
I make my father-in-law, Barnabas Horton, and my 
uncle, Silas Youngs, and my wife Elizabeth, executors. 

Dated February 21, 1767. Witnesses, Jedediah Ful- 
ler, Hugh Hughes, Isaiah Howell, Phineas Eumsey. 
Proved in Orange County, June 1, 1767. 

Page 183. — In the name of God, Amen, November 4, 
1767. I, Benjamin Crooker, of Oyster Bay, in Queens 
County, being sick. My executors are to sell my house 
and land which I have at the Cedar Swamp, and all 
my other lands and movables, except the household 
goods which my wife brought to me. My executors 



140 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— UBER 26. 

are to pay all my debts, and the debts my father con- 
tracted, and funeral expenses. I leave to my wife all 
the goods she brought to me, and in case she shall 
have a living child by me, she is to have £100 more." 
If she have no child, then all my estate is to go to my 
brother, Sampson Crooker. I make Yoost Mounford, 
son of Jacobus Mounford, and my brothers, Simeon and 
Sampson Crooker, executors. 

Witnesses, William Willis, Thomas Stivars, Micajah 
Townsend. Proved, February 4, 1768. 

Page 185. — "Kiiow all men by these Presents, that 
I, Albert Van Noostband, of Woolver Hollow, in the 
township of Oyster Bay, in Queens County, being this 
25 of May, 1765, well in health, and being far advanced 
in years." After debts are paid, I leave to Albert and 
Sarah, the children of my son Aaron Van Noostrand, 
deceased, ^ of all my estate, and I leave all the rest to 
my sons John and Jacob, and make them executors. 

Witnesses, Rowland Pearsall, Keziah Willis, Samuel 
Willis. Proved, February 9, 1768. 

Page 187. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Hugh 
KJENNEDY Hoy, Esq., of New York, merchant, "being 
in a bad state of health." I leave to my mother, Zerviah 
Hoy, now residing in Dublin, Ireland, 15 Guineas. All 
the rest of my estate I leave to my wife Ann and my 
two children, William and Ann Hoy. I make my wife 
Ann, and my friend, John Byvanck, executors. 

Dated March 25, 1768. Witnesses, Evert Byvanck, 
John Yeamans, James Hoy. Proved, April 7, 1768. 

Page 189. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Hendrick 
CuiLER, of Albany. I leave to my wife Margaret the 
use of all my estate during widowhood, provided she 
maintains my children as usual, during the time she 
remains my widow. I leave to my son Abraham my 
silver Tankard, for his right of Primogeniture. "I 
leave to my daughter Elizabeth, when married, £100 
and my silver tea pot, in lieu of an outset." I also leave 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 141 

her the income of i my estate while unmarried. I leave 
to my son Abraham i of my real estate, and the other 
half after the marriage of my daughter Elizabeth, and 
I value it at £500. I leave to my daughters, Catrintie, 
wife of Jacob Van Schaick, Catalina, wife of Hendrick 
Bleecker, Jr., and Elizabeth, each £500. All the rest 
of my estate to my children. I make my son Abraham, 
and my brother, Nicholas Cuiler, executors. 

Dated March 11, 1761. Witnesses, Johanes Rose- 
boom, John Glen, Abraham Yates, Jr. Proved, March 
17, 1767. 

Page 191. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Daniel 
Evans, of New York, mariner, " being in pretty good 
health." I leave to my wife Martha the use of all my 
estate so long as she remains my widow, and she is 
to pay all debts. If she reaches the age of 50 years, 
she may dispose of my real estate for her support 
But if she should remarry or die, then I leave all to 
my children, Hannah and Catharine. I make my father- 
in-law, William Hewitt, and my friend, William Ry- 
lander [Rhinelander], executors. 

Dated August 7, 1756. Witnesses, Thomas Shreeve, 
James Wheeler, James Bogert, Jr. Proved, April 8, 
1768. At that time William Rylander was the surviv- 
ing executor. He resigned, and Letters of Administra- - 
tion were granted to Duncan Brown, Gent., and Dr. 
William Tallman. 

Page 193. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Isaac 
LuDLAM, of Goshen, in Orange County, being weak in 
body. My executors are to sell enough movables to 
pay debts, to the best advantage. I leave to my wife 
Catharine ^ of all my movable estate, and a negro 
woman, and the use of my house, bam, and home lot, 
so long as she remains my widow. I leave to my son 
Isaac the remainder of my two Home Lots in Goshen, 
No. 17 and 18, and 40 acres in my South East Division 
Lots, to be taken off the north west end, adjoining the 
land of my son-in-law, Samuel Denton, and running 



142 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 26. 

across my lot to the land of Daniel Everitt, and he 
shall allow my son John a road, where the old road 
now is, to the public highway at the rear of the Home 
Lots. I leave to my son John the remainder of the said 
lots, with the improvements. I leave to my son Ben- 
jamin the whole of my Home Lot that I now live on. 
Also 100 acres at the west end of my East Division 
Lot, No. 18, with my dwelling-house and bam. I leave 
to my said three sons all my undivided lands in the 
Patent of Wawayanda. To my son Benjamin my oxen 
and cart. To my daughter Elizabeth £50, and the 
privilege to live in my house, and also pasture and 
firewood. I leave the rest of my movables to my daugh- 
ters Sarah and Elizabeth. The remainder of my East 
Division Lot, that adjoins William Jackson, is to be 
sold. I make my son Isaac, and my son-in-law, Samuel 
Denton, executors. 

Dated October 20, 1766. Witnesses, Daniel Everitt, 
John Yale, Jr., John Gerow. Proved, August 1, 1767. 

[Note. — Isaac Ludlam was one of the descendants of 
William Ludlam, of Southampton, and was one of the 
many Long Island people who went to Orange County. 
— W. S. P.] 

Page 196. — "I, Henry Titus, near Jericho, in the 
town of Oyster Bay, in Queens County, being this 28 
day of the 8th month, called August, in the year 1767, 
weak and infirm." " I leave to my wife Sarah all those 
goods I had by her when married, and about <£25 or 
£30 in money which I had by her, and she is to have 
the use of two cows." The rest of my movables to be 
sold by my executors, and also my lands, the money 
to be for the use of my family, and all of it to my chil- 
dren when of age, viz., Sarah, William, John, Samuel, 
Daniel, and Johanah. My sons are to be put to trades. 
I make my wife, and my brothers, James and Jonathan 
Titus, executors. 

Witnesses, Jonathan Seaman, Jacob Seaman, Samuel 
Willis. Proved, March 15, 1768. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 143 

Page 198.—" On the 21 day of November, 1767, I, 
Henby Mott, of Hempstead, in Queens County, do 
make this my will." I leave to my son Henry § of " a 
piece of salt meadow at the bottom of my homestead, 
between a pond called the Sedge Pond and the Great 
creek," with a road to the same across my land which 
I bought of Silas Hicks. I leave to my son Richard 
during his life all the land and meadow I purchased 
of Samuel Southard. Also a piece of meadow in my 
homestead, by a long ditch. After his death I leave the 
same to his sons, Elkanah and Bichbell Mott. I leave 
to my son John ^ of a piece of salt meadow, lying be- 
tween my Sedge pond and the creek, together with all 
the land and meadow I bought of Silas Hicks, "also 
a part of a field called Clay Hole field," by a road that 
leads by my house to the land of the estate of Joseph 
Mott. Also my land adjoining to Benjamin Wright. 
I leave to my son, Adam Mott, all the rest of my home- 
stead, and he is to pay £225 to my son John, and £50 
to my sons Richard and Henry. I leave to my wife my 
best bed and furniture, and my best riding horse, and 
household goods. I leave to the children of my daugh- 
ter, Hannah Lewis, £250; To my daughter, Abigail 
Foster, £240 ; To my daughter, Sarah Mott, £300 ; To 
my daughter, Mary Mott, £290 ; To the son of my daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Hicks, £280. I make my sons, Adam and 
Henry, and my brotiier, Patrick Mott, executors. 

Witnesses, Silas Hicks, Benjamin Hicks, Samuel 
Spragg. Proved, March 15, 1768. 

Page 201. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, PnrLip 
Fallor, of Rynebeck, in Duchess County, being of 
sound mind. I leave to my wife Catharine the use 
of my real estate during her natural life, " that she and 
my son Wilhelmus may possess and enjoy the profits 
thereof in equal portions." I also leave to my wife 
all my personal estate " during her natural life and no 
longer." I leave to my son Wilhelmus my farm where 
I now live, with my dwelling-house, and a negro boy. 



144 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 26. 

and all farm untensils, after the death of my wife, and 
he shall then pay to my qther six children each £20, 
within 3 years after the death of my wife. I also leave 
to my children all the interest due on bonds given by 
them to me. " If any of my children are not satisfied, 
or make disturbance, they shall be entitled to One 
shilling. New York Currency, and no more." I make 
my sons, Johanes and Philip and Wilhelmus, executors. 
[The other children are not named, and the will is not 
dated.] 

Witnesses, Eurardus Beyardus, merchant, Jury 
Adams, Den Velt, Petrus Ten Broeck. Proved, Feb- 
ruary 1, 1768, upon oath of Eurardus Beyardus, that 
he saw the will executed " some time in the month of 
January, 1763." 

Page 202. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Benjamin 
Burroughs, of Duchess County, being in health. I 
leave to my daughter Elizabeth my cupboard and best 
table. All my real and personal estate to be sold by 
my executors, and divided among my children as here- 
after directed. I leave to my son Thomas <£5, for his 
Primogeniture. I leave to my children, Thomas, Deb- 
orah, Elizabeth, James, William, Joseph, and Nathan, 
each an equal share of my estate, when they are of age 
or married. I make my son Thomas, and my son-in- 
law, Caleb Carman, Jr., and Francis Way, and Will- 
iam Van Wyck, all of Duchess County, executors. 

Dated June 13, 1767. Witnesses, James Peak, Theo- 
dorus Van Wyck, Jr., Aeltye Van Wyck. Proved, April 
2, 1768. 

Page 204. — In the name of God, Amen, March 11, 
1767. I, John Fowler, of the Precinct of Newburgh, 
in Ulster County, farmer, being sick. I leave to my 
eldest son Nehemiah all that farm of land he now lives 
upon, joining to Charles Tooker and Daniel Thurston, 
and running west to Hallit's land. Bounded north by 
Henry Smith and John Hasbrouck, east by Hudson 
river, " and he is to pay i of the Quit rent from the 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 146 

time he had it." If he dies without issue, then the 
farm is to be sold at Public Vendue, and the money 
paid to my sons Samuel and Isaac, and to John, Daniel, 
and Sarah, the children of my son Daniel, and to 
Thomas and Catharine, the children of my son John. 
If my son Nehemiah dies before his wife Abigail, she 
is to have two rooms in the house, and the use of three 
acres of land, and two cows and a horse. The land 
where Patrick Acom now lives I leave to my sons 
Samuel and Isaac, and to my granddaughters, Mary 
Meritt and Elizabeth Clark, and my son Samuel and 
my granddaughters are to have the south half. My 
son Samuel is to pay to my grandson, Thomas Fowler, 
£5, and to my granddaughters, Mary Meritt and Eliza- 
betii Clarke, each £2 10s. The north half of said land 
I leave to my son Isaac, and he is to pay to his son 
Isaac £20, and to my granddaughter, Catharine Fowler, 
£10, when of age. I leave to my daughter, Elizabeth 
Wiggins, £25, and J of my movable estate. I leave 
to my grandson, Daniel Fowler, £30, and to my grand- 
daughter, Sarah Fowler, £20, they being the children 
of my son Daniel. I leave to Phebe and Abigail 
Becour £8 each. The rest of my money I leave to my 
sons Samuel and Isaac, and to my daughter, Elizabeth 
Wiggins, and the other half of my movable estate 
to my granddaughters, Sarah Conklin, and Elizabeth 
Kniffin, and Abigail Knifl&n. I leave to my sons Samuel 
and Isaac all my woolen clothes, "and my son Isaac 
is to have the new sute, and my son Samuel is to have 
the old sute." I leave all my linnen to Daniel Kniffen 
and Stephen Wiggins. And what land remains unsold 
on the south side of my lot, I give to my son Isaac and 
to Stephen Wiggins. " If Stephen Wiggens does not 
pay the money to Brewer, which I am engaged for him, 
it shall be paid out of my daughter Elizabeth's share." 
I make my sons, Samuel and Isaac, and Thomas Wolsey, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Leonard Smith, Eeuben Tooker, Cornelius 
Gail. Proved in New York, August 18, 1767. 



146 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 28. 

Page 206. — " To all People to whom these Presents 
shall come. Know yee that I, Simon White, of Oyster 
Bay, in Queens County, this 30 of November, 1767." 
After all debts and funeral expenses are paid, I leave the 
remainder of my personal property to my wife Phebe, 
also the use of my house and land in Oyster Bay, for 
the bringing up of my children, till my son Joseph is 
of age, " except my west room, of which my mother 
is to have the use during her natural life." And she 
is also to have apples out of my orchard. I leave to my 
daughter, Judith White, £50, to be paid by my son 
Joseph. I leave to my son Joseph all my real estate, 
when he is of age. I make my wife Phebe, and my 
friend, John Wright, of Norwich, in the town of Oyster 
Bay, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Townsend, Absalom Townsend, 
Ann Parish. Proved, March 15, 1768. 

Page 209. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Henby 
MoTT, of Hempstead, in Queens County, being sick, this 
12 of December, 1767. I leave to my wife Mary £50, 
and a bed and furniture. To my daughter Jane £50 
and a bed, when she is 18. My executors are to sell all 
real and personal estate at any time after my death, 
and before my eldest son William is of age, and until 
sold my wife is to have the use for support of children, 
and the use of household goods, as my executors may 
think fit. When the lands are sold my wife is to have 
the interest on £100. All the rest to my sons, William, 
Henry, and James. " As my wife is now big with child, 
if it be a son it is to have an equal share, and if a 
daughter, she shall have £50." I make my uncle, 
Patrick Mott, and my brother, Adam Mott, and my 
cousin, John Mott, executors. 

Witnesses, Jonas Flower, Harman Flower, Valentine 
H. Peters. Proved, March 15, 1768. 

Page 210. — In the name of God, Amen, June 22, 1767. 
I, Teunis Bogert, of Brookland, in Kings County. 




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" Desii'ing that every person herein concerned may be 
fully contented and satisfied, and raise no Contention." 
My executors are to pay all debts and funeral expenses. 
I leave to my eldest son, Guisbert Bogert, £5, before 
any division, and my silver hilted sword and cane, for 
his birth right. I leave to my daughter Antie £200 
and a bed, and furniture thereto belonging, also her 
mother's cupboard, and a Looking Glass which hangs 
in my large room, also my new Tea kettle, and a cow. 
I leave to my daughter Maria, wife of Evert Sudam 
[Suydam*], £200. I leave to my grandchildren, the 
children of my daughter Janattie, deceased, £200, when 
of age. I leave to my grandchildren, the children of 
my son Townsend, £200. I leave to my sons, Guisbert, 
Adrian, Abraham, and Cornelius, each a feather bed. 
To my sons, Adrian and Cornelius, all my utensils of 
husbandry. I leave all my household furniture to all 
my children. I leave to my sons, Adrian and Corne- 
lius, all my farm and real estate, and they are to pay 
£1,200. The farm to be divided as follows : Beginning 
by the river and running in a straight line to a mul- 
berry tree in my orchard, then running east to a fence 
standing on the east side of my orchard, then southeast 
along the same, to the comer of my orchard, and then 
east, so as to divide the whole equally. And my son 
Cornelius is to have the south part, and he is also to 
have J of all my meadow ground in Boswick, and he 
shall pay £540. My son Adrian shall have the north 
part, and ^ of my meadow ground in Boswick, and he 
shall pay £660. All the rest of my estate to my 5 sons. 
I make my sons, Isaac and Adrian, and my friends, 
Jeremiah Eemsen and Volkert Rapalye, executors. 

Witnesses, Abraham Remsen, Michael Vandervoort, 
Simon Boerum. Proved, April 27, 1768. 

Page 213. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Wright, of Flushing, in Queens County, watch maker, 
March 8, 1768. I leave to Eleanor Winstanly, widow 
of William Winstanly, late of Liverpool, in England, 



148 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 26. 

School master, and to her sons, William and Edward, 
and to her daughters, £80 sterling, and all the monies 
due to me on bonds from him. " My executors are to 
pay to the Fund or Stock for the support of the School 
in Crouton, in Lancasshire, £20 Sterling, for the educa- 
tion of poor children, and buying them books." I leave 
to my cousin [nephew], the eldest son of William Win- 
stanly, Jr., all my messuge and land called Penny Lane, 
in said Crouton, to him and his heirs, male, and in 
default of male heirs, then to his brother William. I 
leave to his sister Nelly £50. I make my trusty brother- 
in-law, Peter Pemberton, executor. My negro man 
Cambridge is to be free, and he is to have £50, and 
all my wearing apparell, " to be put into the hands of 
some good honest man by my executors." He is also 
to have the interest on £50 for life. My executors are 
to sell all my house and land in the Province of New 
York, and send a full account to John Winstanly, and 
I leave all the rest to him and his children. I also 
make my trusty friends, James Buvelot, of New York, 
braiser, and Jonathan Wright and John Field, Jr., 
both of Flushing, executors. I leave to my nephew, 
Edward Baily, ship wright, 1 guinea. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Thome, Johanes Hoagland, 
James Burling. Proved, April 15, 1768. 

Page 217. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Charles 
CoLWELL, of New York, mariner. I leave to my loving 
friend, James Forbes, all my estate, and especially 
what wages may be due to me on board the Schooner 
" Africa," Capt. Tolme, commander, and I make him 
executor. 

Dated January 17, 1767. Witnesses, John Van Vleck, 
Richard Bradley. Proved, April 29, 1768. 

Page 218. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John J. 
Cabpenter, of Blooming Green, in Orange County, 
being in health. My executors are to sell all my estate. 
I leave to my son Matthew £1,200; To my wife Jane 
j£650, and my best horse and side saddle; To my 3 




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daughters, Juliana, Bachel, and Almira, £450 each ; To 
my brother William £50; To my brothers, Elijah and 
William, all my wearing apparell. "I leave to my 
three brothers-in-law, Hezekiah Howell, Jr., Stephen 
Howell, and Charles Howell, to each a pair of Silver 
Shoe buckles, at the price of 40 shillings per pair." I 
leave to my 3 sisters-in-law, Phebe Howell, Susanah 
Howell, and Abigail Howell, a gold ring each, at the 
price of 30 shillings each ring." All the rest to my wife 
Jane and my four children. I make my wife and Mi- 
chael Jackson and Hezekiah Howell, Jr., executors. 

Dated January 31, 1766. Witnesses, Thomas Greg- 
ory, Samuel Smith, Jr., William Carpenter. Proved, 
October 10, 1767, before John Gale, Surrogate. 

Page 220. — In the name of God, Amen. I, William 
Jackson, of Goshen, in Orange County, being very 
sick. I leave to my daughter Elizabeth " my two best 
beds and a set of Callaco Curtains," and a black walnut 
cupboard, a looking glass, a horse, and her deceased 
mother^s wearing apparell, and £50, " which is in liew 
of some cattle she claims among my stock." To my 
daughter Sarah 2 beds, and £50, when 18, and she is to 
live with my daughter Elizabeth. I leave to my son 
Daniel a horse, and my chest, i of my wearing apparell, 
" and my Beaver Hatt." To my son Silas i of my ap- 
parell. All the rest of my movables to be sold at public 
vendue, in a year. The farm where I now live is to be 
sold at private sale in two years, and the proceeds to my 
sons, Daniel, Silas, George, Michael, and William. I 
leave to my 5 sons each | of all my undivided lands in 
the Patent of Wawayanda. My executors are to sell, in 
conjunction with my brother, Michael Jackson, a cer- 
tain lot of land " lying near Shugar Loof," and joining 
the farm of Nathaniel Eoe, in said Patent, which is 
laid out between my said brother and myself, and con- 
tains 26 acres. And I give my part to my daughter 
Elizabeth, to enable her to bring up my daughter Sarah. 
" My sons are to have Education fit and necessary for 



150 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Tradesmen, and they are to be put to trades." I make 
my brother, Michael Jackson, and my brother-in-law, 
Matthew Howell, executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Rider, Samuel Stubs, Elinor Jack- 
son. Proved, October 7, 1767. 

Page 223. — In the name of God, Amen, October 29, 
1765. I, David Cleaves, of Southold, in Suffolk County, 
" being in common health." I leave to my son Joshua 
the improvement of all the land and buildings where 
he lives "so long as he shall live," and he is to pay 
to my son David £25. I leave to my wife Elizabeth 
the use of one dwelling room in said house, "at her 
choice." I leave to my son Beriah all the land and 
buildings where I now live, and he is to pay to my 
son David £25. I leave to my sons, Joshua and Beriah, 
all my meadows. I leave to my son David, and my 
daughter, Elizabeth Eeeve, all my stock, except one 
cow, also all my indoor movables, after my wife's de- 
cease. I leave to my grandson, Joshua Cleaves, ^ of 
all the lands and buildings where my son Joshua now 
lives. My wife is to have a cow and her firewood. To 
my son Beriah all my farming tackling. I make my 
wife Elizabeth and my son Joshua, executors. 

Witnesses, Simon Corwin, Israel Youngs, Jemima 
Youngs, spinster. Proved, March 23, 1767, before 
Samuel Landon. 

Page 225. — In the name of God, Amen, February 7, 
1767. I, Richard Terry, of Southold, in Suffolk 
County. I leave to my eldest son Richard all my lands 
which I bought of Nathaniel Drake, in the town of 
Roxbury, New Jersey, and £5. I leave to my son 
Gershom all the land where I now live, " containing 
two Lots, commonly called The Two Hundred Acres," 
with all the buildings. Also all my meadow that is 
laid out in Indian Neck creek. And all my meadow, 
in the meadow, called the Great Meadow, at Cutchogue, 
and 10 rights in the Commons of Southold. And he is 
to pay to my son Jonathan <£50, and to my son Joshua 



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JE200. " He is also to pay my bond given to support 
the Gospel in Cutchogue." His mother is also to possess 
and enjoy the east room in my now dwelling-house and 
kitchen, "and have her firewood brought to the door 
fitted to bum," and two cows, and i of an acre of land 
for a garden, and 12 bushels of wheat, and 12 of com, 
and 12 pounds of wool, and 20 of flax, and 70 pounds 
of Beef, 15 of Tallow, and i of all the fruit. I leave 
to my son Jonathan 2 rights of Meadow Common in 
Southold, and a lot of meadow I bought of William 
Coleman. " And all my right of land in the Old Manor, 
called the Old Sheep Manor." And 2 rights and i in 
the Patent of St. George, lying between Peconic river 
and the Old Country road. Also a Lot on the south 
side of Peconic river, of undivided land. I leave to 
my son Joshua 3 Bights of Common Meadow, not laid 
out, in Southold. Also ^ of a Lot on the soutii side of 
Peconic river. I leave to my son Elijah all my land 
lying in the Indian Neck, be it more or less, and all 
my meadow adjoining thereto. Also my 2 and J Lots 
in the Patent of St. George, lying between the Old 
Country road and the Wading River Patent. Also a 
Lot on the south side of Peconic river. Also all my 
Bight lying in Cupsogue, and all my rights in South- 
ampton Commons. I also leave him £36. I leave to 
my wife Martha all the rest of my movable estate dur- 
ing her widowhood, and then to our daughters, Martha 
Wall and Deborah Goldsmith. I make my son Joshua 
and my wife, executors. 

Witnesses, Joshua Case, Jonathan B. Horton, John 
Wells. Proved, December 16, 1767. 

[Note. — The Cupsogue meadows are on the South 
Beach, at the line between the towns of Southampton 
and Brookhaven. — ^W. S. P.] 

Page 227. — In the name of God, Amen, May 6, 1767. 
I, Thomas Moore, of Southold, in Suffolk County, 
being sick. I leave to my wife Hannah the use of ^ 
of my houses and lands for life. Also a negro woman 



152 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 26. 

"Hagor." I leave to my eldest son Thomas all my 
lands and meadows where I now live, and which was 
possessed by my father, and to extend south so far as 
a ditch which rans east and west across my farm. Also 
the Little Neck adjoining to my Long Marsh meadow. 
I also leave him the said meadow. I leave to my son, 
Calvin Moore, the south part of my farm from the 
ditch to the harbor or bay, with all the buildings, ex- 
cept the Little Neck, which I have given to my son 
Thomas, with the Long Marsh meadow. I leave to my 
grandson. Haggard Luther Moore, when he is of age, 
my lot and a half of land in the General Field, so called, 
and £200. I leave to my daughter Hannah £100 and 
a negro child. To my daughter Mary £100 and a negro 
child. All the rest of my movables I leave to my 4 chil- 
dren. I make my sons, Thomas and Calvin, executors, 
Witnesses, Robert Hempstead, Micah Moore, Mary 
Bradley. Proved, September 29, 1767. 

Page 229. — In the name of God, Amen, April 16, 1766. 
I, BicHARD WooDHULL, of the towD of Brookhavcu, in 
Suffolk County, "being in some measure of Health." 
I leave to my wife Mary my silver Tankard, and house- 
hold goods, and 4 cows, 10 sheep, and a riding horse. 
I leave to my son John J of my Eights of Commonage 
in all the undivided lands. I leave to my son Nathan 
i of the same and £50. I leave to my son Stephen J 
of the same and £50. As to my daughter, Mary Thomp- 
son, and my son Henry, I have given them already 
what I intended. I leave to my son Richard all the 
rest of my estate, real and personal, and he is to pay 
all debts and legacies. My wife is to have her dower 
and the use of the lower room in the east end of the 
house, and 2 bedrooms, and a negro man " Titus." I 
make my sons, Richard, John, and Nathan, executors. 

Witnesses, Daniel Smith, Isaac Biggs, Elijah Smith. 
Proved, January 9, 1768. 

Page 231. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
HoRTON, of Southold, in Suffolk Coxmty, being infirm 



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in body. I leave to my wife Anne the use of my house 
and lands during her life, or so long as she remains 
my widow, and ^ of all the grain yearly, and firewood, 
and all movables, except what I leave to my daughter 
Abigail. I leave to my eldest son James my house and 
land where my son Barnabas now dwells, and one right 
in the Manor which I bought of Major Smith. Also 
a lot on Hog Neck, lying between Mr. Budd's land and 
my meadow, and to run as far west as the gutter that 
runs out of the Broad Swamp. Also a strip of land 
that I bought of Ezra Eeeve, joining to land I gave 
him before. And ^ of a right on Shelter Island, and 
2 lots of upland at the foot of Brushes hill, joining 
the Cories land. Also a horse and yoke of oxen, and 
i of my grain, and my husbandry implements. I leave 
to my son Barnabas all my other lands and meadows, 
with the housing, where I now dwell, and a right on 
Shelter Island. I leave to my son Silas the land and 
meadow at Goshen, in Orange County, which I pur- 
chased of Robert Thompson, with the houses, and 20 
acres that I bought of Mr. Everitt, adjoining the west 
part of the same, running within 20 rods of George 
Thompson's land, in the Swamp. Also a yoke of oxen 
and £20. I leave to my son Ezra £30. I leave to my 
son Thomas 140 acres of land in Goshen, joining to 
Silas, and £20. I leave to my son Jonathan the rest of 
my land in Goshen, which I purchased of Mr. Everitt, 
joining the land left to my son Thomas, and is about 140 
acres. Also a horse and a yoke of oxen, a gun and 
a sword, and £20. My son Barnabas is to pay the 
above sums in consideration of ^ of a lot on Shelter 
Island. I make my sons, James and Barnabas, exec- 
utors. 

Dated November 29, 1758. Witnesses, Lazarus Hor- 
ton, Joseph Cleveland, Mary Cleveland. Proved, No- 
vember 24, 1767. 

Page 234. — In the name of God, Amen, September 
14, 1767. I, Thomas Lisk, of Richmond Coxmty. I 




154 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 26. 

leave to my wife Elsie my bed and furniture (except 
one rugg belonging to my first wife), and a chest of 
drawers, and tables, and a hive of bees. I leave to my 
son John £5. All the rest of my personal estate to be 
sold by my executors, and I leave all the rest to my 
son John and my daughters, Catalina, Margaret, Mary, 
Martha, Ann, and Rachel, and to my granddaughter, 
Elizabeth Vanderbeck. I leave to my wife the use of 
my house and land for life, and then to my son John. 
I make my friends, Peter Hausman, John Lisk, and my 
son John, executors. 

Witnesses, Peter Hausman, Edward Bush, Peter 
Zeloff. Proved, October 30, 1767. 

Page 236. — In the name of God, Amen, February 3, 
1767. I, Charity Haines, widow, of Harrisons Pur- 
chase, in Westchester County, being sick. I leave to 
my daughter, Rebecca Cochran, £8 and J of my clothes. 
To my daughter, Maria Haines, £8 and i of my clothes. 
I leave to my grandchildren, Esther Miller and Charity 
Cochran, £5 each. I leave to my sons, Joseph Gedney 
Haines and David Haines, all the rest of my goods. 
I make my father, Eleazer Gedney, and James Haines, 
executors. 

Witnesses, James Haines, Jr., Elizabeth Durgan, 
Godfrey Haines. Proved, July 11, 1767. 

Page 237. — In the name of God, Amen, June 25, 1759. 
I, Daniel Way, of Southold, in Suffolk County, being 
weak in body. I leave to my wife Sarah all my whole 
estate during her natural life, but if she marries she 
shall have only my movable estate. After her death 
all my lands and estate to be divided as followeth: I 
leave ^ to Anne, the daughter of my brother Eleazer. 
And i to Mary, Elizabeth, and Lydia, the children of 
my sister, Mary Hops. And ^ to the children of my 
deceased sister, Elether Overton. I make my wife ex- 
ecutor. 

Witnesses, Robert Hempstead, Peter Davies, Elten 
Overton. Proved, November 11, 1767. 



ABSTRACTS 01 WELLS— LIBKR 26. 155 

Page 239. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Jonathan 
HoBTON, of Southold, in Suffolk County, being infirm 
in body. I leave to my wife Mary "the use of the 
middle room in my house, and as much Chamber and 
Cellar room as she shall have occasion for." And ^ 
of my fruit and grain yearly. And two quarters of 
beef, 20 pounds of wool, 30 pounds of flax, and her fire 
wood and all household goods. "I leave to my eldest 
son, Azariah Horton, Sir Walter Raleigh's History, 
and my small cane and 10 shillings." I leave to my 
grandson, Jonathan, son of my son Lazarus, deceased, 
all my dweiling-house and lands in the first Parish in 
Southold, with all my homestead and north side lands, 
bounded west by William Horton, east by Major 
Salmon, Justice Landon, and the Lane. Also my back 
land, bounded west by highway, east by Busheau 
[Boisseau], and Joseph Horton, and James Hart, 
north by Joseph Horton, south by William Horton. 
Also my land which I purchased of Uriah Terry, and 
my land at the Indian land, and my meadow at the 
Great Meadow, " and that which was formerly Josnua 
Horton's Dam meadow." " And my thatch flats down 
the bottom of Nat's neck." And 3 lots of common 
Thatch, also my land north of William Horton's or- 
chard, being 12 acres. And my right of the Beach pur- 
chased of the Commoners, and my right on Plumb 
Island, and all my right of Commonage. Also my gun 
and my silver hilted sword, and all my husbandry im- 
plements. But if he dies without issue, then to my 
grandson Azariah, son of my son Azariah Horton. 
Legacies are left "to the three daughters of my son 
Lazarus, deceased." I leave to my grandsons, William 
and Jonathan, sons of my son Ambrose Horton, the 
lot I bought, of Robert Griffin, with all the buildings, 
where my son Ambrose now lives, and Jonathan is to 
have the north half, from the Sound to the Manor line. 
My son Ambrose is to have the use of the same during 
his life, and also the half lot I bought of James Terry. 
I leave to my daughter Mary my best cow, and to my 



156 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 26. 

grandson, Moses Mabel, two cows. I make my friend, 
William Horton, and my son, Joseph Cleveland, ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated October 3, 1764. Witnesses, Micah Moore, 
Physician, Ichabod Cleveland, Jonathan Horton, James 
Corwin. Proved, April 11, 1768. 

[Note. — One of the above family well deserves a 
special mention. Rev. Azariah Horton was born in 
1715. Graduated from Yale College, 1735. He was 
appointed a missionary to the Indians, and labored 
among the tribes on the east end of Long Island, and 
afterwards in New Jersey, " at the forks of the Dela- 
ware," where he was the predecessor of the sainted Da- 
vid Brainerd. In 1751 he became the first pastor of the 
Church at Bottle Hill (now Madison, New Jersey), 
where he remained till 1776. The next year there was 
an epidemic of small pox, and in faithfully laboring 
for the benefit of the suffering, he contracted the disease, 
from which he died. He was buried in the cemetery at 
Bottle Hill, just behind the pulpit of the church in 
which he preached so long. His tombstone bears the 
inscription : " In memory of Rev. Azariah Horton. For 
twenty five years Pastor of this church. Died, March 
27, 1777, aged 62 years." 

He married Eunice Foster, of Southampton, L. I. 
She died in 1779, aged 56. Their children were: Dr. 
Jonathan, Caleb, Foster, Azariah, Hannah, wife of 
Lewis Woodruff, Mary, wife of Jacob Morell, Charlotte, 
and Eunice. Mrs. Mary Morell was the great grand- 
mother of Rev. Theodore L. Cuyler. — W. S. P.] 

Page 241. — In the name of God, Amen, December 8, 
1747. I, Isaac Coutant, of New Rochelle, in West- 
chester County, being sick in body. I leaye to my wife 
Catharine my negro wench. To my son. Jacob one cow. 
I leave to my wife the use of all my estate while she 
remains my widow. I leave to my well beloved sons, 
Jacob and Isaac, all my tenements and lands, but if 
my son John should come homey he is to have one 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 157 

third. And my sons are to pay to my daughters^ 
Catharine, Esther, Susan, and Miriam, each <£25, when 
of age. If my son Isaac should never come home, then 
I leave all my lands to my son Jacob. I leave all my 
movable estate to my daughters. I make my wife and 
my son Jacob, executors. 

Witnesses, Isaac Dace, Michael Honery, John Parcet. 
Proved before John Bartow, Surrogate, November 29, 
1766. 

Page 243. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
Barnabd, of Bristam, in Ehode Island, innholder. I 
leave to my wife Ann all my estate, and make her ex- 
ecutor. 

Dated November 6, 1755. Witnesses, Mar. Howard, 
Jr., William Hoor, Joseph Horsegrove. Proved in New 
York, upon oath of the widow, Ann Barnard, that " all 
the witnesses are either dead or absent." 

Page 244. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Barnes, Physician, of Cornwall Precinct, in the County 
of Orange, being sick. I leave to my son John £100, 
when of age. I leave to my wife Sarah all the rest of 
my estate, to support herself and to bring up my son 
John. I make John Hill, Physician, and Israel Seeley, 
executors. 

Dated March 22, 1767. Witnesses, Nathaniel Jayne, 
Esq., Thomas Coleman, Leuis Donovan. Proved, 
March 28, 1768. 

Page 246. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
Overton, of the Precinct of Cornwall, in Orange 
County, " being in a poor state of Health." I leave to 
my wife Mary all my household goods, and the use 
of all my estate for five years, and then all the estate 
to be sold and the money divided among all my chil- 
dren. My son James to have £5 more than the rest. 
[The other children not named.] I make my wife 
and Curtis Coleman, executors. " My Body to be 
buried in some proper Publick Burying ground." 



158 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 

Dated October 6, 1767. Witnesses, Thomas Clark, 
Daniel Curtis, Nathaniel Jayne. Proved, Feb. 23, 1768. 

Page 247. — " Be it known unto all men, that I, Daniel 
Frost, of Norwich, in the township of Oyster Bay, in 
Queens County, being this 1 day of June, 1766, weak 
in body." My executors are to dispose of all estate, 
except as stated. I leave to my wife Sarah my riding 
chair and horse, and all tiie household furniture her 
father gave her, and <£20 yearly, for her support and 
that of my daughter Mary. " And whereas it is now 
supposed that my wife is now pregnant, she is to be 
allowed £12 yearly for the support of said child." She 
is also to have ^ of the income of my estate. My exec- 
utors are not to sell my meadow or creek thatch. If 
my unborn child is a son, he shall have J of my estate, 
but if a daughter, she is to have an equal shai'e with 
my daughter Mary. Contingent legacies are left to 
" my mother, Freelove Frost," " my sister Mary Croft's 
three sons, viz., Wright, James, and Darius Croft," and 
to " her two daughters, Freelove and Ann Croft," " my 
two brothers, Zebulon and Penn Frost," and "my 3 
sisters" [not named]. I make my brothers, Zebulon 
and Penn Frost, and my brother-in-law, Thomas Cook, 
and my friend, Benjamin Townsend, executors. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Frost, Daniel Birdsell, Daniel 
Cook. Proved, March 22, 1768. [Thomas Cook was 
a Quaker.] 

Page 250. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Benjamin 
Cakpenter, of Orange County, being weak in body. I 
leave to my wife Mary J of all my movable estate, 
during her widowhood, and the use of all my farm and 
flaovable estate, for her support of herself and my six 
youngest children, till my son Benjamin is of age. I 
leave to my son Benjamin "80 acres of land, at the 
north end of my farm, adjoining all along the road 
that leads from the outlet north west ward." I leave to 
my sons Gilbert and Samuel all the rest of my tract 
of land. I leave to my youngest daughters, Sarah, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 159 

Mary, and Rhoda, f of my movables. To my son Ben- 
jamin "my small bareled gun." I leave to my wife 
the best room in my house. I make my wife and my 
cousin, Samuel Carpenter, executors. 

Dated February 23, 1764. Witnesses, Henry Wisner, 
John Carpenter Smith, Isaiah Halstead. Proved, Oc- 
tober 10, 1767. 

Page 251. — In the name of God, Amen, July 1, 1748. 
I, DiRCK Ten Broeck, of Albany, merchant. I leave 
to my eldest son Abraham £15, "In right of Primo- 
geniture." Also my house and lot in Albany, in the 3d 
Ward, where I now live, bounded east and south by the 
street that leads to Waterfleet, west by the house and 
lot where Adam Deats lives. Also my store house and 
lot in Albany, bounded south by Foxes creek, north by 
the lot in possession of Adam Deats, east by the street 
that leads to Waterfleet. I leave to my children, Cath- 
arine, wife of Johanes Livingston, Christina, wife of 
Philip Livingston, Jr., Maria, wife of Gerardus Qraes- 
beck, Sara, wife of Johanes Ten Eyck, Margaretta, and 
Dirck, each ij- of the value of the said two houses and 
lots, " which I do hereby appraise at the sum of £600." 
I leave to my son Dirck my houses and lots in Albany, 
in the 3d Ward, bounded west by street, " east by an- 
other street, formerly called de Waggon Way," south 
by the house and lot of Johanes Pruin, nortii by the 
house and lot of Cornelius Ten Broeck. And each of 
my other children is to have ^ of the value, which I ap- 
praise at £225. I leave to my sons, Abraham and 
Dirck, all my lot of land lying at Serigtoge, in Albany 
County, on the west side of Hudson river, being Lot 
No. 3, as divided by the Patentees of Serightoge. Also 
ij- part of the undivided woodland in said Patent, as 
granted to me by a certain indenture of lease and re- 
lease. Each of my other children is to have \ of its 
value, which I value at £400. I leave to my daughters, 
Maria, Sara, and Margarita, and to my sons, Abraham 
and Dirck, each £300, as my other daughters have had, 



160 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

and my daughter Margarita, when of age, is to have 
an outset, as my other four daughters have had. I 
leave to my wife Margarita the use of all estate, negroes, 
and goods, during her life, to bring up and educate 
and maintain my two sons and my daughter Margarita. 
If my wife marries, she is to give a perfect inventory, 
and tiiep the use of estate is to go to my seven children, 
and my wife is to have the use of my house and lot 
where I now live, and ^ of my lot of ground or garden 
" by the city stone wall," and a negro woman and £300. 
I leave to all my children my house and lot in Albany, 
in the 3d Ward, bounded south by ground of Theunis 
Eghbertie, north by the house and lot of William 
Rogers, west by the street, and east by another street. 
Also 2 lots in said city, in the 3d ward, bounded north 
by the house and lot of Wilhelmus Vanderbergh, south 
by the street, west by the pasture ground of Elbert 
Gerritson, east by the ground of the heirs of Cornelius 
Van Scherluynen and others, in Company. Also a lot 
or garden in said Ward, bounded north by the gang 
way by the city stone wall, south by the house and lot 
of Tesen De Freest, west by a small lot of Luycas 
Johanes Wyngaert, east by the river. Also a house 
and lot of pasture ground, lying in the Manor of Eens- 
selaerwyck, at Waterfleet, bounded east by the house 
and lot or garden of the Lord of the Manor, west by the 
Pasture ground of Anthony Van Schaick. Also a lot 
in the town of Schenectady, bounded east by the ground 
and brewhouse of Barent and Jan Vroman, west by 
the ground of Philip Livingston, south by the street, 
nortli by the ground of Jan Vroman. Also a tract of 
land in Albany County, on the north side of the Mo- 
hawks river, westward from the fall kill, being part of 
a large Tract of land purchased of the Natives by James 
Henderson, Philip Livingston, John Lindesay, and 5 
other persons, and known as Lots 10-11, according to 
the deed I have for the same in Company with Cor- 
nelius Cuyler. Also ^ of a large tract of land pur- 
chased of the natives by Peter Schuyler, Dirck Wessell, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 161 

Jan Janse Bleecker, and 6 others in Company, Situate 
in the County of Alhany, on the east side of Hudson 
river, known by the name of Westenhook, as by deed. 
Also a parcel of land lying in Albany County, on the 
west side of Hudson river, and is " part of the land of 
Lockeren," bounded on the south " by where Myndert 
Schuyler now lives, thence west to a creek called Bear 
kill, to the north, thence to the path that leads to the 
Farm in tenure of Geritt Decker, at Catrix kill, thene^ 
to the land called Black land," Together with ^ of the 
great meadow, according to the last will of my father 
and mother. I leave to my sons, Abraham and Dirck, 
certain negroes and all my apparell, and to each a horse 
and sleigh and cart. All the rest to my 7 children. 
I make my wife Margarita and my sons, Abraham and 
Dirck, executors. 

Witnesses, John Jans Roseboom, Adam Yates, Jo- 
hanes Spoor. Proved, July 13, 1752, before Myndert 
Schuyler. Confirmed, May 3, 1768, 

Page 256. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Bebnhabd 
Ganns, of New York, innholder, being sick. I leave 
to my wife, Ann Catharine Ganns, ^ of all my estate 
and household goods, and £100. I leave to my son 
Bemhard 20 shillings, as his birth right. I leave to my 
daughter, Rosina Ganns, ^ of my estate. I leave to my 
grandchild, named Barbara Christy, £18. I make my 
true and beloved friend, John Baltus Disch [Dash], 
and John Smith, executors. Witnesses, John Baltus 
Dash, John Smith, Jacob Apple, cartman. My wife 
is to have the management of all till my children are 
of age, and the executors are to take it in their care. 
"I acknowledge that no other will shall be made by 
me, or any other from this date, and not to be opened 
till my decease, on any account whatsoever." " Witness 
my hand and seal, Bamhard Gantsen." [Not dated.] 
Proved, May 9, 1768. 

Page 257. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Terbush, of Orange County, being at present sick. 



162 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

" My executors are to have me buried in a reasonable 
time after my decease," and they are to sell enough 
property to pay debts. " The money is to be put at use 
for the support of my mother, Neltye Bush, and my 
wife, Catharine Bush, and my three children, John, 
Cornelius, and Neltye Bush." After the death of my 
mother, the whole is to be divided among my wife and 
children. My son John is to have £5 more than the 
rest, as heir at law. I make my mother and my loving 
friends, William Wickham and John De Noyelles, ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated December 13, 1767. Witnesses, John Ander- 
son, Thomas Willson, Gabriel Winter. Proved, April 
27, 1768. 

Page 259. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Caleb 
Fell, of the Manor of Pelham, farmer, being indis- 
posed. I leave to my son, Caleb Pell, all that my farm 
and plantation of lands and salt meadows lying in East 
Chester town ship, and formerly belonging to my father, 
Thomas Pell, and where my son Caleb now lives, with 
all appurtenances, Reserving all the lands that lye to 
the west of the fence, that runs across the said farm, 
from the Boston road to the land now, or late, of Jon- 
athan Archer, the use of which I give to my son, James 
Pell, for the space of one year, and then to my son 
Caleb, on condition that he pay to my executors £125, 
when my younger son Elijah is 18 years old, for his 
use. I also give to my son Caleb a negro boy and my 
silver watch, "and my large China Punch Bowl." I 
leave to my wife Mary a n^ro boy and woman and 
child, "also mv stocks of Bees and all mv Poultrv," 
and all the wool that shaU be sheared off my sheep this 
year, also my two best beds with furniture, and a 
mahogany tea table, and one dozen best chairs, and all 
linnen and kitchen utensiK and my silver plate. Look- 
ing glass, and China. I leave to my daughter, Ann 
Laurence, a negro girl, and a Mahogany Chest of 
Drawers, and a dining table and a tea table to be made 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 163 

for her. I leave to my daughter, Mary Rodman, a 
negro girl. To my daughter Bathsheba a bed and fur- 
niture; To my daughters, Euphemia and Fila [Phila], 
each a bed; To my son Elijah my large chest; To my 
wife Mary my riding chair and horse. I leave to my 
son James all that my farm or Plantation lands and 
meadows, lying in the Manor of Pelham, where I now 
live, and the rest of my movable estate, and he is to 
pay all debts, and he is to pay to my wife £150, and 
he is to furnish my wife 12 good cows and sheep, and 
he is to provide for my daughter Phila till married. 
And he is to provide for my wife 30 bushels of wheat, 
50 of com, 25 pounds of " good swingled flax," a num- 
ber of swine, "and cyder for herself, children, and 
servants that shall live with her." And she is to have 
the use of the west great room in my house, and two 
bedrooms, and chamber and garret, and use of kitchen, 
" and the shed where th6 cheese press stands." And 
the use of the hen house, mill house. Barracks, and 
Smoke house, and provision for the unmarried daugh- 
ters, and he is to pay to each of my daughters £100, 
and to my son Elijah £500 when of age, and he is to be 
supported till of age. And my son James is to pay for 
his schooling, " and give him learning, as reading, writ- 
ing and common Arithmetick, Navigation, Surveying, 
and bookkeeping." " In case it will suit my son Elijah 
to go to a Latin School, and my executors think fit to 
let him learn Latin, they may let him go." And my 
son James is to pay for his learning till he is 16, and 
then bind him out to a merchant. My son James is to 
give a bond for the performance of all these conditions. 
My wife is to have the use of the rest of my estate dur- 
ing her widowhood. My executors are to sell 5 negroes 
and my riding horse, and the money to be paid to my 
son James to help him pay legacies. I leave to my son 
James all my rights and improvements which I have 
in Phillips Upper Patent. 

Dated March 24, 1768. Witnesses, Joshua Pell, Jr., 
Gilbert Lawrence, John Bartow. I make my wife and 



164 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

my brothers-in-law, James Ferris and John Ferris, of 
Westchester, executors. Proved, April 9, 1768. (James 
and John Ferris were Quakers.) 

[Note. — This will is of great length, and contains 
very minute directions as to support of wife and daugh- 
ters.] 

Page 266. — Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, Governor, 
etc Whereas, James Eenaudet, deceased, left a will, 
dated June 20, 1750, and made his wife Belitie, and 
his sons, Adrian, Peter, and James, executors, which 
will was proved May 17, 1753. The said Belitie having 
died, the son Adrian is confirmed as executor. May 
11, 1768. 

Page 267. — In the name of God, Amen. October 9, 
1758. I, Samuel Gillot, of New Eochelle, in West- 
chester County, being advanced in years. I leave to 
my wife Elizabeth all my estate, after paying debts and 
funeral charges. 

Witnesses, Joseph Antuny, Elie Guion, blacksmith, 
Esaie Guion. Proved, April 15, 1768. 

Page 268. — In the name of God, Amen. August 8, 
1767. I, Alexander Simson, being weak in body. I 
direct all debts to be paid. I leave to my wife Rachel 
a cow " and a horse four years old, of a mouse color," 
and a side saddle and bridle, " and cloth to make her a 
mourning suit," " and two pots and a trammel which I 
had when I married her." I leave to my son John " 2 
steer calves, or 30 shillings in money." I leave to my 
son Samuel a horse and steers, and a horse valued at 
£10. I leave to my son Henry 2 steers and a horse. 
I leave to my wife's son, Geritt Smith, 2 sheep, " And 
if there be a School kept here, him to be sent to it this 
winter." " If my wife does not choose to live in my 
family, my sons are to build her a suitable house to 
live in on the place." All the rest I leave to my sons 
Samuel, Henry, and Robert. 

Witnesses, John McCauly, Charity Buchanan, Brid- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 165 

get Sullivan. Proved in Orange County, before John 
Gale, February 3, 1768. 

Page 270. — In the name of God, Amen. I, David 
CoNKLiNG, of East Hampton, in Suffolk County, " being 
indisposed in body." I leave to my wife Hannah the 
use of i of my real estate during her life, and ^ of my 
household goods. I leave to my son David 5 shillings ; 
To my son Simeon 5s. ; To my daughter, Hannah Day- 
ton, 5s. I leave to my daughter, Sarah Conkling, " that 
bed that she used to lie upon, and also the bed that 
stands in the bedroom, with their respective furniture " ; 
also £20. All the rest of my estate, real and personal, 
I leave to my two sons, Samuel and Zebulon Conkling, 
and I make them executors. 

Dated September 5, 1754. Witnesses, John Chat- 
field, Sineus Conkling, Roswell Garner. Proved, De- 
cember 24, 1767, before Maltby Gelston, Surrogate. 

Page 272. — In the name of God, Amen. October 26, 
1765. I, James Egbebt, of Staten Island, being in per- 
fect health. I leave to my wife Catharine my best bed. 
And all the rest of my estate, real and personal, is to 
be sold by my executors. My wife is to remain on the 
place and have her living till it is sold. From the pro- 
ceeds, my executors are to pay J for the support of my 
wife, and the rest to my children, Caty, Tunis, Catha- 
rine, Ann, Mayy, John, Lawrence, Nicholas, Peter, 
Susanah, Abraham, Elizabeth, and Benjamin. I leave 
to my son Benjamin £50. I leave to my grandchildren, 
James, Mary, and Catharine, the children of my son, 
James Egbert, £25. I make my sons Tunis and Abra- 
ham, and Henry La Tourette, executors. 

Witnesses, John Poillon, Tunis Egbert, Jr., Jeremiah 
Connor, schoolmaster. Proved, April 16, 1768, before 
Benjamin Seaman. 

Page 274. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Timothy 
Brown, of the Town of Southampton, in Suffolk 
County, yeoman, being sick and weak. I leave to my 



166 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

son, Daniel Brown, my house and lot which I bought 
of Daniel Halsey. I leave to my son Henry my team 
and team tackling, and the use of the rest of my land 
and house, till my son Samuel is of age. "When my son 
Samuel is of age he is to have all my lands and build- 
ings, except what is given to my son Daniel. I leave 
to my son Daniel £15 in cash; To my daughters, Su- 
sanah and Sarah, each a cow ; To my daughters, Mary, 
Hannah, and Phebe, 40s. each. The rest of my mov- 
able estate to my daughters. I make Joshua Howell 
and Maltby Gelston, executors. 

Dated December 18, 1767. Witnesses, Joshua How- 
ell, William Edwards, Jonathan Brown. Proved, De- 
cember 26, 1767. 

[Note. — Timothy Brown lived at Bridge Hampton, 
but we cannot identify the location. — W. S. P.] 

Page 275. — " I, Benjamin Cornell, of Hempsted, in 
Queens County, being this April 10, 1768, weak in 
body." I leave to my wife Deborah my chest and 
feather bed and £20 yearly, to be paid by my children. 
I leave to my daughter Hannah a feather bed and fur- 
niture, and all the linnen marked with the first two 
letters of her name. I leave to my daughter Sarah a 
bed and a cow. My executors are to sell all the rest 
of my estate and pay all debts. All tlie rest I leave 
to my children, Mary, Hannah, Samuel, George, Ann 
Thorn, Clemmons, Sarah, John, Joseph, and Benjamin. 
I make my son-in-law, Stephen Cornell, and James 
Comwell, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Everitt, Charles Hicks, Henry 
Hicks. Proved, April 26. 1768. 

Page 277. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Cmrris 
Coleman, of Bloominggrove, in the Precinct of New 
Cornwall, Orange County, taylor. I leave to my wife 
i of all my estate. I leave to my eldest son, Abner, an 
equal share with the rest of my children, and £5 more. 
All the rest I leave to my children, Abner, Amy, Eunice, 
^ and to my child that is not yet bom, which my wife 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 167 

is pregnant with." I make Joseph Coleman and Thomas 
Coleman, Jr., executors. 

Dated April 14, 1768. Witnesses, William Hudson, 
Cobb Coleman, Lewis Donovan. Proved, April 7, 1768. 

Page 278. — In the name of God, Amen. April 20, 
1757. I, Benjamin Hains, Sr., of the Precinct of Wall- 
Mil, in Ulster County. I direct all debts to be paid. 
I leave to my daughter, Susanah Goldsmith, "one 
Great Bible which I now make use of, and she is to 
leave it to her son, Benjamin Goldsmith, at her death." 
I leave to my son Nathan a bed and furniture and £10, 
" that I promised to him, if I have so much money by 
me." I leave to my granddaughter, Susanah Gold- 
smith, a bed. I leave to my granddaughter, Susanah 
Hains, daughter of Benjamin Hains, one Dutch Spin- 
ning wheel and a small trunk. I leave to my grand- 
daughter, Abigail Hains, daughter of my son David, 
5s.; To my daughter Susanah, wife of Samuel Hains, 
one brass kettle and a pair of bellows; To my grand- 
son, David Hains, son of my son Samuel, a small bed ; 
To my grandson, Benjamin Hains, son of Samuel, £20. 
I leave to my son Samuel all my farm or plantation 
that I now possess, and which I bought of John McNeel 
and Mr. Alexander, of New York, being 104 acres, with 
all the appurtenances, and a road through the land I 
gave to my son David. I leave to my son Samuel all 
my cattle. All the rest to my four children, Susanah 
Goldsmith, Benjamin, Samuel, and Nathan. I make 
my son Samuel, who now lives with me, executor. 

Witnesses, William Still, John Thompson, John 
Perry. Proved in Ulster County, before George Clin- 
ton, Surrogate, February 21, 1767. 

Page 280. — ^In the name of God, Amen. April 30, 
1761. I, John Vanderbilt, of Hempstead, in Queens 
County, being of perfect mind. I leave to my son John 
£20 and the wagon he now has. I also give to my son 
John all the farm he now lives on, and he is to pay to 



168 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

my four sons, Jacob, Qeritt, William, and Hendrick, 
c£235, in six payments, in six years. And whereas I 
have bonds against my son Dirck to the amount of 
£365, If he pays the amount of £335 to my said sons, 
then the bonds to be cancelled. I leave to the daughter 
of my wife, Margaret Van Noorstrand, J of the money 
tliat my father-in-law, William Hoogland, left me, pro- 
vided she remains satisfied with the division of her 
fatlier's estate. I leave to my granddaughter, Antie 
Van Noorstrand, a cupboard. I leave to my wife Mar- 
garet the use of my farm and all my movables, so long 
as she remains my widow. " If she marries, I give her 
the household goods which was hers when I married 
her." After tlie death of my wife, all my lands and 
movable estate shall be sold. From the proceeds, I 
leave to my sons, Jacob, Dirck, Gerritt, William, Hen- 
drick, and John, each £20. Of the rest, I leave \ to 
the 5 children of my daughter Mary, deceased, and all 
the rest to my sons and my daughters, Margaret Dodge 
and Oeritie Remsen. I make my sons John and Geritt, 
and my two nephews, Hendricus and Petrus Onderdonk, 
executors. 

Witnesses* Joris Rapelye, Andries Hegeman, Sr., 
Elbert Hegeman, Jr. Proved, April 30. 1768. 

Page 282. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Phebb 
HiQEiK« of Jamaica, in Queens County, single woman, 
being sick. •* My worldly estate T bequeath as follows, 
desiring that all tliose that are in anyways concerned 
to bo therewith satisfied and contented.** I direct all 
debts to be v^id. I leave to Capt. Increase Carpenter, 
Daniel Bayles, .Toseph Skidmore, Elias Bayles, Nicho- 
las Smith, and Samuel Denton, the v^rvsent Deacons and 
Elders of the Presbyterian Congregation in Jamaica* 
^-5 for the u:?o of tlie minister, I leave to my loving 
sister lVK>rah, wife of Peter Fnedericks, all my woolen 
clothes;, and my dark pur|>le and white long gown I 
foave all the rest of mv estate to mv lovinir cousins 
[iii^v:)r.<]« Phe):^. daiighter of my brother Samuel Hig- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILL&-LIBER 26. 169 

bie, and Phebe Fredericks, daughter of Peter and 
Deborah Fredericks. I make my uncle, Nehemiah Car- 
penter, blacksmith, executor. 

Dated April 19, 1766. Witnesses, Nicholas Smith, 
Elizabeth Everit, Samuel Smith. Proved, April 29, 
1768. 

Page 284. — In the name of God, Amen. April 19, 
1766. I, Thomas Miller, being sick in body. I direct 
all debts to be paid. " In the next place, I give to my 
wife all my buildings and land^ to improve so long as 
she shall remain my widow," except such as I order 
sold. My will is that my son Thomas, when he arrives 
to the age of 21, and if he shall be judged to be Compos 
Mentis, shall have f of my lands and ^ of my buildings, 
but if he die, then to his sisters. I leave to my wife 
all household goods, "and my old mare," and a cow. 
I leave to my two married daughters 20 shillings each, 
I leave to my 4 youngest daughters 20 shillings each, 
and the rest of my movable estate. My executors are 
to sell 2^ acres of my meadow upon the north side join- 
ing to James Hand, and 5 acres of land at the south 
end of my home lot. I make my friends. Job Pierson 
and Daniel Leek, and my wife Hannah, executors. 

Witnesses, Enos Talmadge, William Loper, James 
Hand. Proved, January 12, 1768, before Maltby Gel- 
ston, Surrogate. 

[Note. — Thomas Miller lived in the town of East 
Hampton.] 

Page 286. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Bobebt 
Tbavis, of the Manor of Cortlandt, in Westchester 
County. I leave to my wife Mary, during her widow- 
hood, the use of all my lands and tenements " for her 
maintainance." I leave to my eldest son, Moses Travis, 
5 shillings. After the death of my wife, all my estate 
is to be sold and divided among my four sons, Moses, 
Jonathan, Jeremiah, and Elisha, and they shall pay to 
my two granddaughters, Mary and Phebe, daughters 
of my son Samuel Travis, deceased, £25. I leave to 



170 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

my daughter, Mary Thorpe, i of my household goods, 
and the other half to my three granddaughters, Sarah, 
Mary, and Catharine Secord. I make my wife Mary 
and my sons Moses and Jonathan, executors. 

Witnesses, Jonathan Smith, Jonathan Basen, Daniel 
Teed. Proved, December 24, 1767. 

Page 288. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard 
Allison, of the Precinct of Goshen, in Orange County, 
being of sound mind this 23 of October, 1767. I leave 
to my sons, Joseph, John, and William, my Pew in the 
Meeting House, and my wearing clothes and fanning 
utensils. I leave to my son Joseph i of all my lands 
and the 50 acres already conveyed to him by a deed of 
gift, whereon his dwelling house now standeth; " Also 
10 acres of Boggy meadow partly subdued, joining to 
Chambers ditch " ; And also 4 acres of Boggy meadow, 
already subdued, joining to his 50 acres. AH these I 
leave to him as a part of his share. I leave to my sons 
John and William fodder for their creatures this win- 
ter ; also 40 bushels of wheat this year, and 40 bushels 
the next, and 2 fat hogs. I leave to my sons John and 
William a lot of Bog meadow, being 17 acres, chiefly 
subdued, and enclosed with a good ditch all round, and 
joining to Samuel Carpenter. This to be a part of their 
share. I leave to my son John my dwelling house and 
Orchard, lying south of the road, and i of all my lands, 
with 4 acres of Bog meadow, chiefly subdued, joining 
to my son Joseph on one side and my son William on 
the other. I leave to my son William ^ of all my lands, 
and the lot where Joseph^s wheat now groweth, and 
the timber meadow, and the tract of land I bought of 
Henry Wisner, Esq., being 110 acres, including the 
Flat lands and Round Hill and 4 acres of Bog meadow 
next James Sawyer. I leave to my 2 youngest daugh- 
ters, Martha and Margaret, £100 each. I leave to my 
wife Martha the best room in my house, and my son 
John is to provide her provisions and firewood, and a 
horse and 10 sheep and 2 cows. I also leave her i of 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 171 

the remainder of personal estate. I leave to my daugh- 
ters, Elizabeth, Martha, and Margaret, J of personal 
estate. I make my brother-in-law, John Wells, and my 
son-in-law, Samuel Cari)enter, executors. 

Witnesses, James Ryan, Timothy Owen, James Car- 
penter. Proved, November 10, 1767. 

Page 290. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Braine, now residing in New York, Gentleman, " being 
weak in body, and apprehending that my Dissolution is 
approaching." " The Charges attending my funeral 
and also what sums of money I am justly indebted shall 
be paid." All the rest of my estate I leave to my seven 
children, Mary, wife of John Hylton, Nanny, wife of 
Gilbert Comes, Mildred, Thomas, Daniel, Judith, and 
Samuel, and to my granddaughter Mary, daughter of 
Capt. Jacob Banks, and my daughter Sarah, deceased, 
" Excepting what allowance the Laws of this Province 
shall make for my wife in case she survives me." I 
make Jacob Banks, of New York, executor. 

Dated May 19, 1768. Witnesses, John Clopper, Will- 
iam Dobbs, mariner, Joseph Bowne. Proved, May 27, 
1768, before Francis Child, " thereto duly authorized." 

Page 292. — In the name of God, Amen. " I, James 
Briggs, of CoUard Barrack, in the Manor of Cortlandt, 
in Westchester County." I leave to my wife ^ of all 
my real and personal estate. I leave to my daughters, 
Catharine Huisten and Margaret Hoit, £10 each, and 
the same to my daughters Ann, Sarah, Elizabeth, 
Eunice, and Miriam. I leave to my eldest son, Gabriel, 
^ of all estate, and to my son Jonathan i. After my 
wife's decease my two sons are to have all the land, 
"and the cash to all my children." I make my wife 
and my friends, Solomon Haynes and Gabriel Lynch, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Solomon Hains, Edward Lascelles. 
Proved, March 21, 1768. 

[Note. — " CoUard Barrack " is the local pronuncia- 



172 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

tion of the Dutch name Kalck Bergh, Limestone Hill. 
— W. S. P.] 

Page 294. — In the name of God, Amen. March 17, 
1768. I, Philip Lounhart, of Rhinebeck Precinct, in 
Duchess County, being sick and weak. " I leave to my 
most loving wife Anna Catrina £70 and a feather bed 
and furniture. I leave to my son Peter £10, in con- 
sideration of his birthright. I leave to my grandson, 
Philip Traver, son of Nicholas Traver, all my real es- 
tate where I now live, being 140 acres, and he is to pay 
25 Schepples of good winter wheat to his uncle, Peter 
Lounhart, yearly. And after the death of his uncle, he 
is to pay to his mother £200, and £200 to his mother's 
sister Eva, wife of Johanes Post. I leave all the rest 
of my estate to my children, Peter, Eva, wife of Johanes 
Post, and Catrina, " who has been the wife of Nicholas 
Traver, but he has forsaken her without any cause or 
reason, contrary to the Law of God, the Law of the 
Realm of England, and the Law of Nature." I make 
my son Peter, and my son-in-law, Johanes Post, and 
William Bean, executors. 

Witnesses, Peter Scott, John Morris, Benjamin Vre- 
denbergh. Proved, May 16, 1768. 

Page 296. — In the name of God, Amen. January 1, 
1768. I, Joseph Hunt, of the Manor of Cortlandt, in 
Westchester County, being very sick. I order all debts 
to be paid. I leave to my beloved daughter, Hannah 
Hunt, 10 shillings. I leave to my wife Levine all the 
remainder of my estate for her support and that of my 
children, Gillead, Levine, Eunice, Jemima, Nancey, and 
Joseph, " until proper places is found to put them at 
trades." I make my father-in-law, David Travis, and 
my brother-in-law, Joshua Travis, executors. 

Witnesses, Jeremiah Noren, William Travis, Jere- 
miah Travis. Proved, January 28, 1768. 

Page 298. — I, Christopher Tobias, of Oyster Bay, 
in Queens County, husbandman, being this 18 of the 



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10 month, 1764, well in health. I direct all debts to be 
paid. I leave to my son Thomas 5 shillings. " I leave 
to my granddaughter, Mary Roberson, ^^ part of the 
Township of Lynn, being about 25 miles about south 
southeast from Crown Point. I leave to my grandson, 
Isaac Roberson, all my right in the Township of Wil- 
liston in New Hampshire, near Union river. I leave 
all the rest of my estate to my executors, and my 
daughter Elizabeth is to have the use of it " so long as 
she continues the wife of Richard Roberson, and then 
to her in fee." If she dies first, then to my granddaugh- 
ter, Mary Roberson. I leave to my grandson, Isaac 
Roberson, £20. I make Richard Alsop, of Oyster Bay, 
and Richard Willits, of Jericho, and John Whitson, of 
the north part of Bethpage Purchase, executors. 

Witnesses, James Chichester, Richard Latten, Solo- 
mon Ketcham. Proved, May 23, 1768. 

Page 299. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Samuel 
Cornell, of Flushing, in Queens County, being weak 
in body. I leave to my wife Hannah £500, " and my 
negroes Pompey and Beller, and a little boy named 
Charles," and all household goods, and firewood and 
provisions, and a riding chair and horse and 4 cows, 
and the use of the best room and kitchen. I leave to 
my 3 granddaughters, Mary, Hannah, and Abigail 
Sands, £100 each. I leave to my granddaughter Abi- 
gail my silver tankard. " I leave to my two grandsons, 
Comfort and Samuel Cornell, the farm I bought of 
Samuel Rodman, whereon I now live," being 200 acres, 
with all buildings; Also my salt and fresh meadows, 
all in Flushing; I also leave them £100 each. I leave 
to my son Barak £500. My negroes "Jacob" and 
"Dipple" are to be sold, but they may choose their 
masters. All my live stock is to be sold at public ven- 
due, and the money put at interest for 5 years, and 
then paid to my son Barak. I make my wife Hannah 
and my brothers-in-law, John Carman and Joshua Car- 
man, executors. 



174 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Witnesses, T. Hicks, James Areson, Charles Hicks. 
Proved, May 18, 1768. 

Page 301. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
WiLLETT, of New York, merchant, "being speedily 
about to depart beyond Sea." My executors are to sell 
all my estate and pay all debts. Of the remainder I 
leave i to my wife Elizabeth. I leave to my son, John 
Willett, £50. All the rest I leave to my son John and 
his sisters [not named]. I make my wife and my son 
John, and my sons-in-law, Christopher Billop and 
Thomas Miller, and my friend, Joseph Royall, ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated December 26, 1766. Witnesses, George Lud- 
low, James A. Stewart, John Vanderbilt Proved, June 
16, 1768. 

Page 303. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Benja- 
min Smith, of Hempsted, in Queens County, " consid- 
ering the uncertainty of this Transitory Life." I leave 
to my wife Amy the entire use and benefit of all my 
lands and buildings which lie on the north side of the 
highway which leads to my now dwelling house. And 
also the use of all lands which lie upon the east side of 
the Swamp on the south side of said highway ; Also my 
best riding horse, 2 cows and a negro girl named 
"Nancy," and the privilege of cutting 6 cartloads of 
hay on the meadow which I devise to my 3 sons. All 
this I leave to her during her widowhood. I also leave 
her all the household goods which she had before I 
married her, " and all the Bees." After the death of 
my wife, I leave all of the said lands and buildings to 
my daughter Amy, wife of Amos Smith, during her 
natural life. I also leave her £49 6s. 3d., for which I 
have two notes of hand payable to me from her present 
husband. I also leave her a negro girl. After her de- 
cease, I leave all the said lands and appurtenances to 
all the children of my daughter Amy, but if she dies 
without issue, then I leave the same to my three sons. 



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Benjamin, Samuel, and John, and to the sons of my 
daughter, Phebe Tredwell, viz., John and Benjamin 
Tredwell, and to all the children that John Johnson, 
Jr., had by my granddaughter Charity, and to all the 
children of my daughter, Mary Titus, viz., Austin, 
James, and Phebe Titus. The children of each daugh- 
ter to have one share. [Small legacies are left to each 
grandchild.] I leave to my daughter-in-law [step- 
daughter!], Millicent Betts, a good feather bed. After 
the death of my wife, my negro girl " Nancey " is to 
be sold immediately, and of the money i is to be paid 
to my daughter Amy, ^ to the children of my daughter 
Mary, and J to my executors. I leave to my son Ben- 
jamin "the old Briar Lot, so-called"; To my son 
Samuel " the Vly Lot, so-called " ; To my son John 
" Marvins Lot, so-called " ; Also part of the lot I pur- 
chased of Dr. Charles Peters, being the part that lies 
north of a Hole that Dr. Peters dug, or caused to be 
dug, for water, and to run east to the fence." All of 
which Lots lie upon Coes Neck. I leave to my said 3 
sons all the remainder of my lands lying south of said 
Lots on Little Coes Neck, And they shall pay to my 
executors enough to pay all debts and legacies, if my 
movable estate is not sufficient I leave to my daughter 
Phebe, wife of Thomas Tredwell, the interest of £40. 
I make my friends, Valentine Hewlet Peters, Samuel 
Clowes, and Timothy Clowes, executors. 

Dated March 19, 1766. Witnesses, Samuel Langdon, 
William Langdon, Sarah Clowes. Proved, May 17, 
1768. 

Page 306. — Li the name of God, Amen. I, Nicholas 
EvERiTT, of Jamaica, in Queens County, " being some- 
what indisposed in body." All debts and funeral 
charges to be paid. I leave to my son John all my 
house and land which I bought of Jonathan Deane, in 
Jamaica ; Also my lot lying in the Hills, " called Lud- 
lam's Lot," and a parcel of fresh meadow in the fur- 
ther East Neck, " lying between a small creek and the 



176 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

river called Foster's river," with all appurtenances. I 
leave to my son Ezekiel my dwelling house wherein I 
now live, and my home lot, and i of my lands lying on 
the Hills, "and 3 acres of meadow in the Old Town 
Neck," lying adjoining to John Foster and Daniel 
Smith, with all appuiiienances. I leave to my son 
Daniel my dwelling house lying to the eastward, and 
where I formerly lived, and all the land thereto belong- 
ing, lying on the south side of the Country road leading 
to the north side of the Plains ; Also the other half of 
my lot on the Hills. I leave to my wife Elizabeth the 
choice of rooms in my now dwelling house, and a bed 
and furniture, and an equal share of my movable estate 
with my daughters. I leave all my movable estate to 
my daughters Sarah and Patience, my wife to have an 
equal share. I leave to my daughters, Elizabeth Smith 
and Judith Smith and Mary Smith, £25 each, to be 
paid by my executors before any division. I leave to 
my grandsons, Nicholas, Benjamin, and Nehemiah 
Everitt, and to my granddaughters, Phebe and Eliza- 
beth Everitt, £20 each. I leave to the Elders of the 
Presbyterian Church £6 for the support of the Gospel. 

" My sons are to support my brother during his 

life." I make my wife and my sons John and Ezekiel, 
executors. 

Dated October 22, 1748. Witnesses, Obadiah Smith, 
Thomas Smith, Josiah Smith. Proved in New York, 
June 20, 1768, before Francis Child. 

Page 309. — In the name of God, Amen. July 1, 
1767. I, Margaret Burroughs, of Newtown, in Queens 
County, being very sick. " I do order, in the first place, 
all my just debts and funeral charges to be paid." I 
leave to my well-beloved grandchild, Joseph Bur- 
roughs, all my silver plate of all kinds, and a negro 
boy and girl, and all my wearing clothes, and all my 
stock of cattle, etc. I leave to my great-grandchild, 
John Burroughs, son of my grandchild Joseph Bur- 
roughs, a negro boy ; Also the house and lot that I now 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS-UBER 26. 177 

live on, with all appurtenances. "I do give a black 
girl, named Sarah, to the first daughter that my grand- 
son, Joseph Burroughs, shall have." I leave to the 
Presbyterian Society in Newtown £100, to be left in 
the hands of Trustees for the use of the ministry, " And 
I desire the said Society and People to have no Dis- 
turbance about my seat that is in the Meeting House." 
All the rest of my estate to be sold, " and the money to 
be put at interest in order to rise and grow for the use 
of my great-grandson, John Burroughs." I make my 
grandson, Joseph Burroughs, and my friends, Daniel 
Rapelye, Esq., and Nathaniel Fish, executors. 

Witnesses, Robert Field, Jr., Samuel Benne, Mar- 
garet Renne. Proved, May 11, 1768. 

Page 311. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Cob- 
NELius Rapalye, of Ncwtowu, in Queens County, " be- 
ing in reasonable health." All debts to be paid. I 
leave to my wife Aeltie the use of all my estate during 
her widowhood. But if she happens to marry, then she 
is to have only an equal share with my children. I 
leave to my son Joris £50. All the rest of my estate to 
my children, Joris, Daniel, Abraham, Cornelius, Angen- 
tie. An tie, and Jannettie. "After the death or mar- 
riage of my wife, all my whole estate is to be put up 
to sale to lie highest bidder by my executors." I make 
my brothers, Daniel, Abraham, and Jacob Rapalye, and 
my brothers-in-law, Tunis Brinkerhoff and Hendrick 
Brinkerhoff, executors. 

Dated January 3, 1745. Witnesses, Richard Pinfold, 
Edmund Pinfold, Cornelius Berrian, Jr. Proved, May 
23, 1768. 

Page 313. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Pbtbb 
Van Deubsen, of New York, Tallow chandler. I charge 
my whole estate with the payment of debts and funeral 
charges. I leave to my wife Mary all my household 
furniture. " I leave to my eldest son Peter my silver 
hilted sword, in bar of anything he may pretend to 
claim as heir at law." I leave all the rest to my wife 



178 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

SO long as she continues my widow, in order to support 
herself and brmg np my children, and she has power to 
sell my negro slaves. If she marries, I direct all my 
estate to be sold at public or private sale, as my execu- 
tors may think fit. From the proceeds, I leave to my 
wife £200, and the rest to my children, Lucretia, wife 
of Robert Watts, Peter, Mary, Ann, Hester, William, 
and my daughter Eddy [Edith f], to be paid when my 
youngest child is of age. If any of my children marry, 
they are to have £50 on the day of tiieir marriage. I 
make my wife executor. 

Dated October 16, 1762. Witnesses, James Van 
Varck, Gabriel H. Ludlow, Joseph Hildreth, Gent. 
Proved, June 1, 1768. 

Page 315. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Mat- 
thew Gibson, of New York, Ship chandler. " I desire 
to be buried in the Old English Church yard." I leave 
to my wife Ann all my household furniture, and all my 
outstanding bonds and debts, to support my young 
children, during her life. I leave to my eldest son 
William my silver watch. I leave to my sons Thomas 
and John £60 each. I make Samuel Achmuty, Peter 
Goodman, and James Jones, executors. 

Dated March 28, 1768. Witnesses, Joshua Tomason, 
Peter Shackerly, James Gibson. Proved, June 28, 1768. 

Page 316. — In the name of God, Amen. "I, Law- 
BENCE Bbander, tho sick of body, but of sound mind." 
" My Body to be buried at the discretion of my execu- 
tors, which I choose to be at Newark, in a decent man- 
ner." My friend, Samuel Bard, shall cause such things 
as he may think proper to be sent home to my friends 
in England, and I make him executor, to dispose of my 
effects in America at his discretion. 

Dated August 28, 1767. Witnesses, William Bruce, 
Physician, Peter Brown. Proved, July 7, 1768. 

Page 318. — In the name of God, Amen. " I, Will- 
iam Walton, of New York, Esquire, have thought 



ABSTRACTS OF WILL&-LIBER 20. 179 

proper to make my will for the disposition of my 
estate, and my last Will and Testament is as follows." 
First, I order that my remains be interred, both as to 
the manner and expense, at the discretion of my ex- 
ecutors. I leave to my wife, Cornelia Walton, the honse 
where I now dwell in New York and the lot of ground 
thereto belonging (except the water lot in the rear), 
and also the stable I now nse on the opposite side of 
the street, between the houses of John Lawrence to the 
east and the house now in possession of Daniel Gomez 
on the west, during her widowhood. My executors are 
to make a true inventory of all Plate, household furni- 
ture. Horses, Coach, Chaise, and all other carriages, 
and file the same in the Secretary's office, and I be- 
queath the sole use of the same to my wife during her 
widowhood. I also leave her a servant man and maid 
and her 6 children. I also bequeath to her 3 negro 
women, and all the wines and family stores that may 
be found in my house, "except so much as may be 
requisite for my funeral." I also leave her £700, to be 
paid immediately after my decease, and the like sum 
yearly during her natural life, and I charge the same 
on my residuary estate. " I also leave her the further 
sum of £800, being the sum I received with her as a 
marriage Portion." I leave to my nephew, Jacob Wal- 
ton, my lot of ground fronting Water street on the 
north, and distinguished as Lot No. 3, bounded east by 
Lot 4, belonging to the estate of my brother, Jacob 
Walton, south by the East river or harbor, west by Lot 
No. 2 ; Also all my right of purchasing from the Cor- 
poration of the City of New York the westermost half 
of the ground under water, fronting the two dwelling 
houses of my late father, William Walton, containing 
29 feet and f of an inch. I leave to my nephew, 
Thomas Walton, £1,000 ; To my nephew, Gerard Wal- 
ton, £1,000 ; To my niece Mary, wife of Lewis Morris, 
Esq., £500; To my niece Magdalene, wife of David 
Johnston, £500 ; To my niece Catharine, wife of James 
Thompson, after his decease, £500, And she is to exe- 



180 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

cute a release to my executors and to the executors of 
my brother Jacob from all demands that she may have 
on account of our paying to the said James Thompson 
since his marriage any sums of money which ought not 
to have been paid to him, according to certain articles 
of agreement made April 16, 1753, between James 
Thompson and myself and others. After the death of 
my wife, the negro slaves left to her are to be free, and 
my executors are to give security, as required by Law, 
that they shall not become a public charge. And I be- 
queath to each £14 per annum. When they are of age, 
I leave to each £25 to purchase tools to enable them to 
carry on trades. [Several other slaves are mentioned 
who are to be freed.] I leave to my nephew, William 
Walton, £5,000 ; To my nephew Jacob, £7,000. I leave 
to my friend, Charles Hicks, at Mount Misery, in Flush- 
ing, £5 to buy a mourning ring. After the death of 
my wife, I leave to my nephew, William Walton, the 
house where I now live, with the furniture, and the lot 
on Water street, and the stable and coach house and 
lot on the opposite side of the street, during his life, 
and then to his son William. But if he dies, then to 
my nephew, Jacob Walton (with contingent remainders 
to James De Lancey Walton, son of my nephew Will- 
iam Walton). I make my nephews, William and Jacob, 
executors. 

Dated June 8, 1768. Witnesses, James Roosevelt, 
Thomas Shreves, Gent., Whitehead Hicks, Esq. 
Proved, July 14, 1768. 

[Note. — William Walton was a wealthy merchant, 
a Member of Council, and Member of Assembly, 1751- 
1759. He died July 11, 1768, in his sixty-third year, 
and was buried in Trinity Churchyard. His wife was 
a daughter of Dr. William Beekman. They were mar- 
ried January 27, 1731. His dwelling house, built 1752, 
which was considered very elegant in its day, and one 
of the finest in the city, stood at No. 326 Pearl street. 
The stables, coach house, etc., stood at No. 325 Pearl 
street, opposite. The lots on Water street are directly 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 181 

in the rear of the house lot. The dwelling house of his 
father, William Walton, is now No. 128 Pearl street. 
He also owned Nos. 130-132. The water lots are in 
the rear. The portraits of William Walton and his wife 
Cornelia are now in possession of the New York His- 
torical Society. William Walton, the father of the 
testator, was made a Freeman of New York in 1698. 
He became rich by the favor of the Spanish, through 
whom he had the exclusive trade with St Augustine. 
He married Mary Santford. He died May 23, 1747. 
He left sons Jacob and William. Jacob married Maria, 
daughter of Gerard Beekman, May 14, 1726. He died 
October 17, 1749, aged forty-seven. His children were 
the nephews mentioned in the above will. Mrs. Cor- 
nelia Walton died May 10, 1786, aged seventy-eight. 
William Walton, son of Jacob, married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Gov. James De Lancey. He died August 18, 1796, 
aged sixty-five. — ^W. S. P.] 

Page 323. — " Know all men by these presents that I, 
Frederick Williamse, of New York, baker, do make 
my wife Maritie my true and lawful attorney, to trans- 
act all business, etc. And considering the uncertainty 
of life, I make this, my last will." I leave to my grand- 
son Frederick, son of my son John, my Large Bible. 
All the rest I leave to my wife, and make her executor. 

September 18, 1740. Witnesses, Wyllem Beck, Abra- 
ham Benson, William Roome. Proved, July 14, 1768, 
upon oath of Mary Smith, that she saw the will executed. 

Page 324. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Barekt 
Cool, of New York. March 13, 1765. I leave to my 
granddaughter Elizabeth, wife of Christopher Schuy- 
ler, the house and lot where she lives, " being near the 
Commons of New York." I leave to my cousin, Cor- 
nells Steg, son of Barnabas Steg, the house and lot 
in Nassau street, but if he dies, then it is to be sold at 
public vendue, and the money paid to his 3 sisters, Sara, 
Hendrica, and Jemima, and to my granddaughters, 



182 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Neeltie, wife of Joseph Morell, Elizabeth, wife of 
Christopher Schuyler, and Margaret, wife of Elek 
Batts. I leave to my grandchild Margaret, wife of Elek 
Batts, £80. My wife is to have the income of my 
estate durmg her life. I make my friends, Christopher 
Schuyler and Jacobus Stoutenburgh, gunsmith, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Hermanns Schuyler, Aaron De Voe, Wol- 
vert Van Vorden. Proved, July 16, 1768. 

Page 326. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Philip 
Philipse, of New York, being at this present time weak 
in body. All my just debts to be paid, and I charge 
them upon my Lot No. 8 in Duchess County, containing 
11,057 acres, and my executors may sell the same for 
that purpose. I leave to my wife Margaret all my 
movable estate. I leave all my real estate to my wife 
Margaret and to my sons, Adolph, Frederick, and Na- 
thaniel. If either die, his share is to go to the rest. I 
make my wife, and my son Adolph, and Mr. Nathaniel 
Marston, and Hon. Roger Morris, and Beverly Robin- 
son, executors. 

Dated January 30, 1768. Witnesses, William Far- 
quhar. Physician, William Livingston, William Wick- 
ham. 

Codicil, February 11, 1768. My executors may sell 
any part of my real estate as I am entitled to by the 
will of Henry Brockholst and Mary Brockholst, and 
the money to be used to pay debts. 

Witnesses, Thomas Marston, John Marston, John 
Crooke. Proved, July 18, 1768. 

[Note. — Philip Philipse was son of Frederick Phil- 
ipse and brother of Frederick Philipse, the last Lord 
of the Manor of Philipsburgh, in Westchester County. 
His mother was Joana Brockholst. He was the owner 
of one-third of the Patent granted to his uncle, Adolph 
Philipse, which includes almost the whole of Putnam 
County, N. Y. The Lot No. 8 mentioned is in the east- 
em part of the County. His brother Nathaniel was 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 183 

killed in the battle of Germantown. His brother 
Adolph died unmarried, so that the entire third of the 
Patent fell to him. The other two-thirds were owned 
by his sisters, Mary, wife of Col. Roger Morris, and 
Susanah, wife of Beverly Robinson. Philip Philipse 
married Margaret, daughter of Nathaniel Marston. 
Their home in New York was the southeast comer of 
Pine and William streets, which was given to them by 
Nathaniel Marston, and remained in the possession of 
their descendants till very recent years. Philip Philipse 
died in New York, May 9, 1768, in the forty-fourth year 
of his age. His widow married Rev. John Ogilvie, of 
Trinity Church, April 17, 1769.— W. S. P.] 

Page 328. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Whorrey, of the Precinct of Wallkill, in Ulster County. 
January 12, 1768. My executors may sell my estate to 
pay debts. All the remainder of my estate I leave to 
my wife Mary and my children, David, Evins, Jane, 
Robert, John, James, Nancy, Daniel Graham, Charles, 
and Sarah. I make my wife and my well-beloved 
friend, Hugh Humphrey, executors. 

Witnesses, James McCloghry, Thomas Peacock, Al- 
exander Graham. Proved, February 10, 1768, before 
George Clinton, Surrogate. 

Page 330. — " Know all men by these Presents that I,* 
Richard Valentine, of Hempsted Harbor, in Queens 
County, being this 4 day of the 4 month, called April, 
1768, much indisposed in body and very far advanced 
in years, and well knowing that I shall not subsist long 
in this outer Tabernacle." I leave to my sister, Ann 
Pearsall, the use of my west dwelling house, and the 
two leantos on the north side, and the cellar and the 
Chamber, and ^ of my meadow ground below my house, 
and firewood for her use to support one fire, and the 
privilege to gather apples, and a cow and my black 
horse, and pasture for both, until her death or mar- 
riage. I also leave her all the beds she calls hers, and 



184 ABSTRACTS OF WILL&— LIBER 26. 

the linnen she has marked with her name ; Also a yearns 
board or provision, and wool and flax, and two barrels 
of eider yearly. I leave to my grandson, George Weeks, 
a piece of meadow gromid lying west of my house, and 
for which I have given a deed to him, and to my de- 
ceased grandson, Kichard Weeks, containing six acres. 
If there is any dispute made by the executors of my 
son Richard or my grandson, Richard Valentine, the 
son of my deceased son, Richard Valentine, then my 
grandson, George Weeks, is to have as much other land. 
My executors are to divide the land that lies in com- 
mon between me and the children of my deceased son 
Richard. My executors are to sell 80 acres of my land 
above the Hill, eastward of my house. I leave to my 
son Joseph 50 acres of land lying on the west side of 
the road and joining the east side of Onderdonk's mill 
pond, and a small piece of land on the east side of the 
highway, and joining the north side of Thomas Ire- 
land's land. I also leave to my son Joseph i of my 
undivided lands in Hempsted. I leave to my grandson 
Richard, son of my deceased son Richard, the other 
half. My executors are to pay to my sister-in-law, Ann 
Pearsall, the interest on £100 while she is single, and 
then to my son Joseph. I leave to my grandson, Rich- 
ard Kirk, £10, and my executors are to be paid for 
their trouble. I leave to my daughter-in-law, Phebe 
Valentine, the use of all lands, gardens, and buildings, 
not ordered to be sold, during ten years, to support her 
and her children, and then they are to be sold, and the 
money paid to my grandsons, Richard and Samuel, 
sons of my son Richard, deceased. I leave to my two 
granddaughters, Jemima Baker and Abigail Weeks, all 
my household goods. All the rest of my personal estate 
is to be sold. I make my loving friends, Thomas Sea- 
man, of Westbury, Israel Pearsall, of Hempsted Har- 
bor, and my grandson, Richard Kirk, executors. 

Witnesses, Elijah Gowdy, Hendrick Onderdonk, 
Samuel Willis. Proved, June 18, 1768. [The executors 
were all Quakers.] 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 185 

Page 333. — In the name of God, Amen. September 
23, 1761. I, Oliveb Baxter, of Hempsted, in Queens 
Comity, being unwell in body. I order all debts to be 
paid. I leave to my wife the use of my last purchase 
of land that I have now left, which I purchased of John 
Betts, during the term of four years, and she is to pay 
the interest on what remains unpaid. If my son 
Mitchell will pay the amount due, and £40 to my daugh- 
ter Mary, he is to have the said land. I leave to my 
daughter Keziah £40, to be paid by my son Mitchell 
when she is 20 years old. I leave to my daughter Eliza- 
beth £40, and £20 to my daughter Sarah. I leave to 
my son Mitchell the eastermost 20-acre lot which I 
bought of John Betts ; Also J of my right in the West 
creek, at the bottom of Cow Neck, And ^ of the marsh 
lying between both places. I leave to my daughter 
Mary one bed and furniture. I leave to my son Mitchell 
all my clothes and 10 shillings. I leave to my wife the 
use of my house and the rest of my lands not disposed 
of until my son Israel is of age, " and she is to provide 
a good si^cient living for m; son John if he wants 
it," and she is to bring up my daughter Sarah ; " and 
if the children are not kindly used, my executors may 
hire out the house and land for their benefit." I leave 
to my son Israel, when of age, one-half of the farm 
and land where I now live, and the other half I leave 
to my wife during her widowhood, provided she takes 
good care of my son John; And at her death I leave 
the said half to my son Israel, " and he is to maintain 
my son John so long as he liveth." If my son John 
should be able to get his own living, he is to have £60. 
If my son Israel dies before my son Mitchell, he is to 
have it on the same condition. " My executors are to 
sell my Indian girl as soon as she will fetch £50." I 
leave to my wife a suflBciency of household goods, and 
the rest to be sold. I leave to my friend John Mitchell 
i of my carpenter tools. If my wife marries, she is to 
have £50. All the rest of my movables to be sold and 
the money used to pay debts. " Furthermore, I order 



186 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

that if my wife shall keep any loose and idle company 
ahout her, friends as well as strangers, I order my ex- 
ecutors to hire out the lands and sell the movables.^ 
I make my wife, and my friends, Adam Mott^ Jr., and 
John Mitchell, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Dodge, William Baker, John 
Mitchell. Proved, June 10, 1768. 

Page 337. — In the name of God, Amen. October 13, 
1760. I, Joseph Bedell, of Richmond County, being 
weak and low. I leave to my wife Hannah my best 
bed and furniture, and a negro girl and £60. All the 
rest to be sold by my executors. I leave to my daughter 
Ann, wife of Israel Disosway, £100; To my daughter 
Miriam, wife of Matthew Decker, Jr., £100 and a negro 
girl. I leave to my grandchildren, Rachel and Ann 
Tellier, £50 each when 18; To my sons, Silas and 
Joseph, each £50. All the remainder of my estate I 
leave to my three sons, John, Silas, and Joseph. I 
make my sons and my son-in-law, Israel Disosway, 
executors. 

Witnesses, James Wood, Joseph Wood, Benjamin 
Seaman. Proved, May 23, 1768. 

Page 339. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Sam- 
uel. Cbawfobd, of the Precinct of Wallkill, in Ulster 
County. March 17, 1759. My executors may sell all 
my estate and divide the money among my children, 
Alexander, Margaret, and Rachel, in such a manner 
that my son Alexander may have i more than the others. 
I leave to my wife the use of all my estate during her 
widowhood, and all the goods that I received with her 
in marriage. "As my wife is now with child, if it 
comes alive into the World and grows up, I make it 
equal with my daughters." " My children are to be 
Schooled and brought up till of age." I make my wife 
and my brother, James Crawford, executors. 

Witnesses, John Crawford, Joseph Crawford, James 
Fulton. Proved, January 31, 1767. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 187 

Page 340. — In the name of God, Amen. " I, Thomas 
DoNGAN, of Richmond County, Esquire, do ordain and 
publish this as my last will and Testament." I make 
my wife Magdalena executor, with full power to dis- 
pose of any part of the estate, and I leave to her the 
use of all my estate during the minority of my son, 
John Charlton Dongan, directing that a decent and 
suitable Education and maintainance shall be allowed 
to him. I leave to my son, John Charlton Dongan, 
when he is 21, one-half of all my real and personal 
estate, and I leave the other half to my wife during 
her life. If my son dies, then I leave all to my wife. 

Dated March 8, 1765. Witnesses, Joseph Ralph, 
Margaret Bufflery, wife of Jacob BuflBery, William 
Hicks. Proved, June 6, 1768. 

Page 342. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
McIntire, of Little Britain, in Ulster County. " After 
all debts are paid, it is my will that all my worldly 
goods be divided among Jean, Mary, and Nancy Wal- 
lace, the children of my sister.'^ I make Joseph Davis 
executor. 

Dated July 4, 1767. Witnesses, Joseph Umphrey, 
Arthur Beatty, Samuel Boyd. Proved, November 6, 
1767. 

Page 343. — ^In the name of God, Amen. April 14, 
1758. I, John Merrell, of Richmond County, being in 
perfect health. I leave to my three daughters, Gertruy, 
Weintia, and Sarah, each £35, to be paid by my three 
sons. I leave to my wife the sole use of all my estate, 
to enjoy so long as she remains my widow, and after 
that to my sons, Jodia, William, and John. Jodia shall 
have £5 more than the rest for his birthright. I make 
my wife Ann, and Jacob Roizeau, executors. 

Witnesses, John Killyer, Richard Brittan, John 
Mere!!. Proved, May 28, 1768. 

Page 345. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Deborah 
De Witt, widow of Tyrck De Witt, being very sick 



188 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

this 18 of December, 1765. I leave to my granddaugh- 
ter, Catharine Vroom, £50, to be paid in six weeks, 
" also a gold ring with a stone in it, and my silver snuff 
box/^ I leave to my granddaughter Deborah all my 
personal estate, and all my house furniture and bed. 
I make John Dumond and Johanes Steght, executors. 
Witnesses, Egbert Dumond, Jacobus De Lameter, of 
Kingston, Catharine Wells, wife of William Wells, of 
Kingston. Proved in Ulster County, before Joseph 
Gasherie, August 21, 1767. 

Page 346. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard 
Bayles, of Florida, in Orange County, being in health. 
I leave to my son Richard all my farm and lands 
whereon my son and I now live. I leave to my son 
Jonathan all that farm whereon he now lives, joining 
to a Cedar Swamp and the lands of Ephraim Clark, 
deceased. I leave to my wife Deborah the use of my 
house and movable estate, and as much of the income 
of both my farms as she shall think fit, during her wid- 
owhood. I leave to my three daughters, Lurania, 
Ruhema, and Sarah, all my personal estate and £15 
each. I leave to my daughter, Jean Holley, a cow. My 
sons Richard and Jonathan are to pay all debts, and 
Richard is to psvy J. I make Dr. Nathaniel Elmer and 
George Wood, executors. 

Dated December 6, 1762. Witnesses, Henry Case, 
William Denn, Margary Case. Proved, June 1, 1768, 
before John Gale. 

Page 348. — In the name of God, Amen. March 24, 
1768. I, Cornelius Mandeville, of the Manor of Cort- 
landt, in Westchester County, being very sick. I leave 
to my wife Rachel (whom, with my cousins, Joshua 
Nelson and Daniel Birdsell, I make executors) the use 
of all my estate during her life, " if she shall never 
marry again." If she marries, she is to have | of all 
the estate, except £5 which I give to my son David 
more than the rest. After the death of my wife, my 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 189 

executors are to divide the estate among my children, 
the sons to have their part when 21, and the daughters 
when 18, viz., David, John, Nathan, James, Martha, 
Anne, and Hannah. 

Witnesses, Michel Horton, Isaac June, David Stan- 
ley. Proved, May 30, 1768. 

Page 350. — "I, John Tooker, of Brookhaven, in 
Suffolk County, being this 3 of January, 1767, weak 
and sick." All debts and funeral charges to be paid. 
I leave to my eldest son Samuel £5, and to his eldest 
son John £25, and to his youngest son, Ostan Tooker, 
£20. I leave to my daughter, Ruth Bayles, 20 shillings. 
"I leave to the 4 daughters of my daughter Ruth 
which were bom on her to Vincent Jones, viz., Dorothy 
Smith, Julen, Penina, and Elizabeth, £5 each." I leave 
to my said granddaughter, Julen Jones, a bed and fur- 
niture. I leave to my son Timothy all my real estate 
in Brookhaven, lands, meadows, and buildings, "and 
he shall provide all things necessary for his mother." 
I leave to my eldest daughter, Dorothy Ackerly, ^ of 
my personal estate, and the other half to my grand- 
daughters, Dorothy Smith, Julen, Penina, and Eliza- 
beth Jones. I make my wife and my son Timothy, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Daniel Gibbs, Jonathan Thompson, Amos 
Smith. Proved before William Smith, Esq., May 26, 
1768. 

Page 352. — In the name of God, Amen. " I, Jebe- 
MiAH Halsey, of the town of Southampton, in Suffolk 
County, yeoman, being sick and weak in Body, but of 
soimd mind and memory. Thanks be given to God for 
the same," " And calling to mind the mortality of my 
Body, do make and ordain this my last will and Testa- 
ment." I leave to my loving wife Hannah all and every 
article contained in an agreement signed before our 
marriage, and she is to quit all title to my estate. I 
leave to my son, Paul Halsey, a certain tract of land 



190 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

to be taken off from my home lot ; That is to. say, Be- 
ginning at the southwest comer of my home lot, and 
going eastward 64 poles to where there is a ditch, and 
then going with the ditch northward about 64 poles to 
another ditch, and then going westward along said 
ditch into the marsh. Containing by estimation between 
25 and 26 acres, Bounded on the west partly by the 
land of the heirs of Elijah Halsey and partly by land 
of Thomas Sandford, and north and east by land that 
I give to my son Jeremiah. I leave to my son, Jeremiah 
Halsey, all my dwelling house and home lot and build- 
ings that was given to me by my father, and not before 
given away. The land that I bought of Capt. The- 
ophilus Howell and Recompense Halsey is to be under- 
stood as not to belong to my home lot. I leave to my 
son, Stephen Halsey, the two lots I bought of Capt 
Theophilus Howell and Recompense Halsey adjoining 
to my home lot; Also 4 acres of land at the southwest 
corner of Lot No. 17 in the Great [South] Division. 
My executors are to sell my two pieces of enclosed land 
lying north of the house of Stephen Sandford in Lot 
No. 17. My will is that all my lands lying in the South 
Lot No. 17 in the Great Division (excepting the en- 
closed land where my son Matthew's house stands, and 
the land I have herebefore disposed of), and all my 
orchard land at the Brick kilns, and also all my right 
in the Amendment that was laid out to my lot in the 
Little South Division, be equally divided between my 
three sons, Stephen, Jeremiah, and Paul. I leave to 
my four sons, Matthew, Isaac, Jabeash, and Amos, the 
sum of <£1, York currency, to be equally divided be- 
tween them, and to be paid by my executors. I leave 
to my two daughters, Hannah and Martha, 10 shillings. 
All my movable estate, after paying debts and legacies, 
is to be equally divided between my three sons, Stephen, 
Jeremiah, and Paul, and I make them executors. 

Dated January 21, 1767. Witnesses, Henry Howell, 
Jr., Levi Howell, Thomas Sandford. Proved, April 19, 
1768, before Maltby Gelston, Surrogate. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 191 

ft 

[Note. — Jeremiah Halsey was son of Jeremiah Hal- 
sey (who was bom September 7, 1667, and died De- 
cember 29, 1737) and grandson of Thomas Halsey, 2d. 
The land left to his son, Paul Halsey, is at Mecox, on 
the north side of the highway called "PauPs Lane," 
and west of the road called Halsey's Lane, and now 
owned by S. and A. L. Cook. Elijah Halsey, who 
owned the land next west, died June 10, 1768, aged 
thirty-four. The lots left to Stephen Halsey are prob- 
ably the homestead of late E. Jones Ludlow, Esq., at 
Mecox. The land left to son Jeremiah is north of the 
other tracts, and owned in recent years by his descend- 
ant, Oliver Halsey. The son Matthew Halsey, who 
lived at Scuttle Hole, was the ancestor of the distin- 
guished historian, Francis V. Halsey. — W. S. P.] 

Page 354. — In the name of God, Amen. September 
15, 1760, " in the 34 year of King George H." I, Will- 
iam Snyder, of Rynbeck, in Duchess County, being 
weak in body. "I leave to my son, Johanes Pieter 
Snyder, 20 shillings for his birthright as being my 
oldest son." I leavfe to my wife Gertruy all my real 
and personal estate "during she is my widow." I 
leave to my sons William and Adam all that land I 
have purchased of Eghbert Eghberts and Matthew Van 
Alstyn; that is to say, my son William is to have all 
that tract of land I bought of Eghbert Eghberts (ex- 
cepting where my grist mill stands, with the mill and 
dam, which shall forever remain for my two sons, Will- 
iam and Adam), to be to my son William and his heirs 
and assigns; And he is to pay to my 3 daughters, 
Marya, wife of Jeremy Clom, and Eva, wife of Pieter 
Scherp, and Catryn, wife of Teimis Clom, each £30. 
I leave to my son Adam all that piece of land I bought 
of Matthew Van Alstyn, with the house and bam, and 
^ of my grist mill and dam, and a free road to the same ; 
And he is to pay to my daughter Catryn, wife of Tennis 
Clom, £15, and to my daughter Gertruy, wife of Jacob 
Berringer, £30, and to my daughter Elsie, wife of Hen- 



192 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

drick Clom, £30. Each of my sons is to have the privi- 
lege of cutting wood on my lands. I leave to my four 
daughters, Eva, Catryn, Gertruy, and Elsie, each £20. 
All the rest of my estate to my 9 children, Johanes, 
Harme, William, Adam, Marya, Eva, Catryn, Gertruy, 
and Elsie. I make Peter Scherp, and my sons William 
and Adam, executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Bitzer, Treyntie Hoffman, Martin 
Hoffman. Proved, February 26, 1764, before Anthony 
Hoffman, Surrogate. 

Page 357. — In the name of God, Amen. May 4, 1760. 
I, Adam Pittsiek, of Duchess County, being sick. " I 
do hereby, and first of all, give to my eldest son, named 
Pieter, for his birthright, the sum of Twelve shillings." 
I leave to my wife Catryn my house, bam, garden, anfl- 
10 acres of land adjoining to my homestead where I 
now live, "during so long as she is my widow," also 
£120 and 2 good cows. I leave to my two sons, Pieter 
and William, all that tract of land I bought of Van 
Benthuysen, as may appear by deed. Bounded north 
" by the Commons of Hoffman and Co., and so down 
south along the land of Peter Pittsier, keeping the 
whole breadth of the lot until it takes in ^ of the lot." 
This part I leave to my son Peter, and he shall pay to 
my wife 10 scheppels of good wheat yearly. I leave 
to my son William the south half of said lot, running 
south along the land of Peter Pittsier, Schermerhorn 
and Hermanse, And he is to pay to my wife 10 schep- 
pels of good wheat yearly. I leave to my son Har- 
man all that tract of land I bought of Capt. James 
Josiah Boss, lying in the Northeast Precinct of Duchess 
County, To him during his life, and then to his heir for 
life, and so entailed forever. I leave to my son Jacob 
the rest of my farm, now in my possession, that I 
bought of Nicholas Hoffman, with the house and build- 
ings, after the death of my wife. And he shall pay to 
my wife 10 scheppels of good wheat yearly. " It is my 
will that all the land I have in the Camp, or within the 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 2a. 193 

Patent, called the 6,000 acres, shall be sold." Of the 
rest of my estate I leave i to my sons, Peter, Jacob, and 
William, i to my wife for the use of my son Harman, 
" provided if he doeth not haunt Taverns and git Drunk, 
as he used to do." I make my wife, and my said three 
sons, executors. 

Witnesses, Jacobus Person, Lodowick Ensell, miller, 
Martin Hoffman. Proved, May 30, 1768, before An- 
thony Hoffman. 

Page 359. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
HuNTTiNG, of East Hampton, in Suffolk County, cooper, 
being sick in body. I direct all debts paid. My execu- 
tors may sell lands to pay debts, except my house and 
Home Lot. I leave to my wife Clemence "my negro 
gal Judith," and all my household goods, and all the 
grain in the house or on the ground, and i of aU my 
movable estate, " all of which bequest I give to her to 
dispose of as she pleases " ; Also the use and improve- 
ment of my house and home lot, and the remainder of 
my lands, during her life, except such as I order sold. 
I leave to my daughter, Clemence Sherill, 12 acres of 
wood land lying between the Harbor path and Accom- 
bomack path. I leave all the rest of my estate to 
my daughters, Clemence Sherill, Jane Conkling, Ruth 
Miller, Mary Osbom, Phebe Mulford, Lucretia Miller, 
Temperance Conkling, Jerusha Hedges, and Esther 
Chatfield, and to my granddaughters, Mary, Elizabeth, 
Phebe, and Ruth, the daughters of my deceased daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Miller. I make my sons-in-law, Burnet 
Miller, Jeremiah Miller, and Capt. David Mulford, 
executors. 

Dated February 23, 1768. Witnesses, Nathaniel 
Huntting, Jr., William Huntting, Abraham Gardiner. 
Proved, April 25, 1768. 

Page 361. — " I, Joseph Wbight, of Jericho, in Oyster 
Bay, in Queens County, being this 11 of June, 1768, 
weak in body." My executors are to sell all personal 



194 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS--LIBER 26. 

estate, and collect all debts, and pay all debts, and the 
rest to be put at interest for the use of my Mother, 
Elizabeth Wright, so long as she remains a widow. 
After her death, I leave the principal to my three sis- 
ters, Sarah, Almy, and Deborah. I leave to my three 
brothers, Gilbert, Benjamin, and William, all my lands 
and rights of land, meadows, and marshes. I make 
Benjamin Townsend and James Townsend, both of 
Jericho, executors. 

Witnesses, Jonathan Seaman, Joseph Carpenter, 
John Carpenter. Proved, July 17, 1768, before Henry 
Dawson, Surrogate. 

Page 363. — In the name of God, Amen. September 
11, 1765, " in the 5th year of King George IH." I, 
Dekick Gardneb, of Kinderhook, in Albany County. 
I leave to my sister-in-law, Barentie Gardner, widow of 
my brother, Samuel Gardner, all the income of my 
estate, real and personal, so long as she remains his 
widow, for her support and that of her three children, 
Dirck, Cornelia, and Johana, and also for the support 
of my sister-in-law Johana, widow of my brother, 
Jacob Gardner, And also for the support of my sister, 
Josina Gardener. I also bequeath to my sister-in-law, 
Barentie Gardener, all the debts due to me, and after 
her death or marriage, I leave to my nephew, Samuel 
S. Gardener, a lot of land on the Klein Kill, so called, 
being Lot 2, as divided by William Klow and Company 
this present year, and also i of all my lands undivided 
at said E3ein Kill, lying on the north side of the land 
belonging to Jacob Gardener, And he shall pay to his 
sisters £15 [names not given], I leave to my nephew, 
Samuel H. Gardener, a certain lot of land on the Klein 
Kill, being Lot 4, and ^ of the undivided land, and he 
is to pay to his sisters £15. I leave to my nephew, 
Dirck Gardener, Jr., all the remainder of my estate, 
real and personal, and he is to pay to my sister Angeltie, 
widow of Johanes Schermerhom, £15, and £45 to his 
sisters when the youngest is 21. If my sister Josina 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. X95 

and my sister-in-law Johana shall outlive Barentie 
Gardener, then my nephew, Dirck Gardener, Jr., shall 
have their portions, And he shall allow to the said 
Josina and Johana ^^ a suitable and Christianlike main- 
tenance." I make my good and trusty friends, Petrus 
Van Slyck and Johanes Van Slyek, executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob D. Vosburgh, Johanes Vosburgh, 
Jacob Freese. Proved, April 9, 1767. 

Page 366. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Seddon, of New York, mariner, "being bound on a 
voyage to South Carolina and the West Indies, Law- 
rence Ferrell, Commander." After all debts are paid, I 
leave to my beloved friend, Cefia Busier, all my prop- 
erty and what shall be due to me from any person, and 
I make him executor. 

Dated January 17, 1768. Witnesses, George Hop- 
kins, James Taylor. Proved, August 11, 1768. 

Page 367. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
French, of New York, Esq., being sick. All debts to 
be paid out of my estate. I leave to my wife Jane, " in 
whom I am well pleased," all the rest of my estate, real 
and personal, and I make her and my good friend, 
Abraham Schenck, of Boswyck, executors, with po^jer 
to sell. 

Dated July 5, 1768. Witnesses, John Eaton, Edward 
Price, mariner, Mary Hoff. Proved, July 20, 1768. 

Page 369. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Sabah 
Abnold, of New York, widow, being weak and sick. I 
leave to my sister, Mary De Kay, £100 ; To my brother, 
Michael De Kay, £50 ; To my brother Charles £50 and 
whatever is coming to me as one of the legatees in my 
father's will. I leave to my sister, Frances De Kay, 
£100 ; To my niece, Frances Sacket, £100 and my dia- 
mond ring. I leave to the children of my sister, Jean 
Morris, viz.. Christian, Jacob, and Sarah, £150. I 
leave to Henry Gale, son of Samuel Gale, £50. I leave 



196 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 

to the children of my brother, George De Kay, viz., 
George and Jnliana, £200. I leave to my niece Sarah, 
daughter of my brother, Thomas De Kay, £50; To 
Henry Arnold Cooper, son of my sister, Elizabeth 
Cooper, £50. I leave £100, to be put at interest for my 
mother. Christian De Kay, to be applied toward the 
education of Thomas, George, William, and Mary, the 
children of my brother, Willet De Kay. I leave to my 
mother and my sisters, Mary and Frances, all my wear- 
ing apparell, and my mother is to have her choice. I 
leave all the rest to my mother Christian so long as she 
remains the widow of my father, Thomas De Kay, and 
then to my brothers and sisters. I make my mother 
and my friends, Gabriel G. Ludlow and George Duncan 
Ludlow, executors. 

Dated July 20, 1768. Witnesses, Gabriel Ludlow, 
Richard Morris, Esq., Abraham Skinner, Jr. Proved, 
April 13, 1768. 

Page 371. — ^In the name of God, Amen. April 12, 
1768. I, Samuel Reeve, of Southold, in Suffolk County, 
being sick and infirm. I leave to my wife Mehitabel 
the use of all my estate during her widowhood, and 
then to the sons of my deceased brother, Jonathan 
R^eve [not named]. I make my wife executor. 

Witnesses, Nathaniel Overton, William Hubbard, 
Robert Hempsted. Proved, April 26, 1768, before Sam- 
uel Landon, Surrogate. 

Page 372. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Roelof 
Van Bbunt, of New Utrecht, in Kings County. When 
all just debts are paid, I leave to my sons, Nicholas, 
Isaac, Jaques, Roelof, and Geritt, all my houses and 
lands and real estate in New Utrecht, New Jersey, and 
elsewhere, to be divided when my son Geritt is of age ; 
And they are to pay to my son Abraham £600, and to 
my daughter Helena, wife of Richard Prest, £300 ; To 
my daughter Sarah, wife of Aert Van Pelt, £300; 
To my daughter Mayke £300. These to be paid in in- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 197 

stallments. My son Nicholas is to have the use and 
income of the estate till my son Geritt is of age (except 
my lands lying at the Yellow Hook, so called), for the 
support of the younger children. My son Isaac is to 
have the use of the dwelling house and lands at the Yel- 
low Hook, so called, until my son Geritt is of age, Also 
the use of J of my lands in New Jersey, being the half 
that is joining the Mill Stone river. I leave to my son 
Nicholas my sword with a silver handle and £100 in 
consideration of his birthright. I leave to my daughter 
Mayke £50 when married, and two cows. The rest of 
my personal estate to all my sons and daughters. I 
make my son Nicholas and my brothers-in-law, Johanes 
Eldert and Johanes Snedeker, executors. 

Dated August 18, 1767. Witnesses, Adrian Hoge- 
man, Johanes Jackson, Johanes Lott, Jr. Proved, 
August 15, 1768. 

Page 376. — ^In the name of God, Amen. May 14, 
1768. I, Weynant Bennet, of Gowanus, in Brookland, 
Kings County. I direct all debts to be paid. I leave 
to my wife Geertie the use of all my estate, real and 
personal, in Brookland or elsewhere, for the support of 
her and the younger children. But if she marries, I 
give her my best bed and furniture, and my best cup- 
board, and all her wearing apparell, and £200. After 
her death, I leave to my son Jacobus ^ of all my estate, 
and he shall pay to my executors £800. The other half 
I leave to my son Weynant, and he is to pay to my 
executors £800. The said sums of money are to be 
divided among all my children. I leave to my son John 
£5 for his birthright. My executors are to sell all per- 
sonal estate and divide the money among my children, 
John, Ferdinand, Saertie, Christopher, Petrus, Mar- 
garitie, Joost, and Anattie. My son John has already 
had of me £100, and he is to have £100 less than the 
rest. " My son Christopher has been a great expense 
to me, more than any of my children, by giving hiTn his 
education and keeping him in New York, and he is to 



198 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS--LIBER 26. 

have £100 less than the others." I make my friends^ 
Johanes Bergen, Simon Boerum, and John Rapalye, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Bennet, Jacob Stellenwerf, John 
Coasper. Proved, August 24, 1768, before Philip Liv- 
ingston, Esq., thereto appointed. 

Page 379. — In the name of God, Amen. " Know all 
men by these presents that on the 26 of March, 1747, 1, 
CoBNELiTJS Van Dyck, of Albany." I leave to my wife 
Maria the whole income of my estate during the time 
she remains my widow. And after her death or mar- 
riage, I give all my estate, real and personal, to my son 
Hendrick. The interest on two bonds, one for £80 and 
one for £50, to be for the use of my wife, and then to 
my son Hendrick. I make my wife and my cousin, John 
De Peyster, executors. 

Witnesses, John Beasly, Ryer Gerritse, Barent H. 
TenEyck. Proved, August 22, 1768. Maria Van Dyck 
was then dead, and John De Peyster resigned the ex- 
ecutorship, and Letters of Administration were granted 
to Hendrick Van Dyck. 

Page 381. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Jobis 
Bbinckerhoff, of New York, " considering the uncer- 
tainty of life, and am willing now, while I enjoy my 
usual share of health, to dispose of my temporal estate." 
I leave to my wife £1,200 and all household furniture, 
but if she dies before me, then to my children. "All 
my real estate in New York, being the house and lot I 
now live on, with all the buildings thereon, and the 
house and lot in the rear of the same, and all buildings 
on the same ground, I order to be sold at Publick Ven- 
due, within 12 weeks, and to be the property of the 
highest bidder among my children ; But if they do not 
bid, then to any other person, and the proceeds to be 
paid to my three children." I leave to my sons, Dirck 
and Abraham, all my estate in the Patent of Way- 
wayanda, in Orange County. All the rest of my per- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS--LIBER 26. I99 

Bonal estate I leave to my three children, and all my 
plate to my wife and children. If they cannot agree 
on a division, it is to be sold. I make my sons, Dirck 
and Abraham, executors. 

Dated June 1, 1765. Witnesses, John Oothout, Evert 
Byvanck, Jr., Edmund Seaman. 

Codicil. — " I, JoBis Bbinckerhoff, upon further con- 
sideration of said will, considering sundry alterations 
necessary." The household goods left to my wife shall 
include all beds and their furniture. My executors are 
to sell my real estate when they think to the best advan- 
tage. " My vault in the yard of the New Dutch Church 
of this city I devise to my children, Dirck, Abraham, 
and Lucretia." What any of my children owe to me is 
to be a part of my estate. I make my brother-in-law, 
Abraham Van Duersen, and my nephew, Dirck Brinck- 
erhoff, to be also executors. [Name of wife is not 
given.'] 

August 9, 1768. Witnesses, John Oothout, Evert 
Bancker, Jr., Abraham Van Wyck. Proved, September 
7, 1768. 

[Note. — Joris Brinckerhoff died September 3, 1768, 
at a very advanced age. The New York Gazette men- 
tions him as a " Gentleman well esteemed and of a pious 
Character." His dwelling house and lot are now No. 73 
Pearl street, and is the east part of the lot where the 
Old Stadt House, or City Hall, stood in ancient days. — 
W. S. P.] 

Page 383. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Abijah 
Abbott, of New York, house carpenter. It is my will 
that my children, Abijah, Samuel, and John, be brought 
up and educated out of my estate. " And whereas my 
wife Mary is now big with child, it is to be brought 
up as the other children.^^ All the rest of my estate I 
leave to my wife and children. I make my wife and 
my friends, David Clarkson and Levinus Clarkson, 
executors. 

Dated August 26, 1768. Witnesses, Benjamin Y. 



200 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Prime, Gary Ludlow, Samuel Edmonds. Proved, Sep- 
tember 13, 1768. 

Page 385. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
McEvEBs, of New York, merchant, being sick. I leave 
to my wife Elizabeth all household and kitchen furni- 
ture, and all my Slaves, Coach, carriages and horses, 
and all wines and other liquors ; Also the use of all plate 
during her life, And the right to live in either of my 
dwelling houses in New York, and the use of the store 
houses, or the use of my country house and farm at 
Bloomingdale, which I purchased of Charles Ward Ap- 
thorpe, Esq. I also leave to my wife £700 a year. I 
leave to my son James, when of age, my house and lot 
in the Dock Ward, and now in the occupation of Dirck 
Brinckerhoff. I leave to my daughter Elizabeth, " as 
being my first born child,*' £300. All the rest I leave 
to my children, James, John, Charles, Elizabeth, and 
Catharine. I make my wife Elizabeth, and my brother- 
in-law, Charles Ward Apthorpe, Esq., and my brother, 
Charles McEvers, executors, with power to sell estate. 
Whereas I now have on hand in my stores a large quan- 
tity of goods, and expect more from England, my 
brother, Charles McEvers, if he inclines to enter busi- 
ness, shall have the same, and he is to pay the value to 
my estate. 

Dated August 12, 1768. Witnesses, William Ap- 
thorpe, Joseph Fox, David Matthews. 

Codicil, September 4, 1768. " My executors are to 
pay 20 guineas for a ring for my wife, as she shall 
direct, as a token of my unalterable regard and affec- 
tion for her in my last moments." My executors are 
to pay to Rev. Dr. Samuel Auchmuty and Rev. John 
Ogilvie, assistant, £25, to be disposed of to such per- 
sons as they shall think proper objects of Charity. To 5 
negroes, named, are left £5 each for their faithful ser- 
vice. I leave to Robert Mc Williams £10 as appreciation. 

Witnesses, William Bayard, John Van Home, Alex- 
ander Manson. Proved, September 13, 1768. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 201 

[Note. — James McEvers died at his country seat at 
Bloomingdale, September 8, 1768, in the fortieth year 
of his age, and was buried in his vault in Trinity 
Churchyard. His country seat was at Ninety-third 
street and Columbus avenue.] 

Page 388. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, David 
Algeo, of New York, merchant, being sick. I leave to 
my wife Margaret all my estate during her natural life, 
with power to sell my negro slaves. After her death, 
I leave all to my grandsons, John, David, and William, 
sons of my son, David Algeo. My executors are to see 
to the education and maintenance of my grandsons. I 
make Gerritt Rapalye, merchant, and Samuel Johnson, 
silversmith, executors. 

Dated June 1, 1768. Witnesses, Samuel Jones, Rob- 
ert Sharp, George Lindsay. Proved, September 15, 
1768. 

Page 391. — In the name of God, Amen. I, ELyei- 
MANus CoETER, of Ncw York, mariner, being sick. I 
leave to my wife Alice all my personal estate and the 
use of my house and lot where I now live, to support 
and educate my only son Harmanus. If he dies, I leave 
all to my wife. I make my wife and my friend, Cor- 
nelius Cuiper, Jr., executors. 

Dated July 21, 1761. Witnesses, Samuel Jones, Law- 
rence Roome, Peter Van Benthuysen. Proved, Septem- 
ber 15, 1768. 

Page 393.—" On the 28 day of July, 1768, I, Euas 
Bedell, of Hempsted, in Queens County, do make this 
my last will and testament." I leave to my wife a good 
bed, bedstead, and furniture, and household goods suffi- 
cient to keep house. All the rest to be sold by my ex- 
ecutors when my youngest child is 12 years old. I 
leave to my wife £5 ; Also the interest of the proceeds 
of my estate to support my family. I also leave £20 
to my two sons [not named] ; To my daughter Ann 



202 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 

£40. My children are to be put to trades. I make my 
brother, David Bedell, and my brother-in-law, Anthony 
De Mott, executors. 

Witnesses, Jonathan Hutchings, Samuel Comelis, 
Patrick Mott. Proved, September 6, 1768. 

Page 394. — ^In the name of God, Amen. " I, Benja- 
min Akerley, Jb., of Cow Neck, being, through the 
mercy and goodness of God, though weary and weak in 
body, yet of a sound and perfect understanding." " As 
for my burial, I desire it may be decent, without Pomp 
or State." I positively order all debts to be paid. " I 
bequeath to a certain female child, bom of the body of 
the daughter of Deborah Doty, in the township of 
Hempsted, the sima of £60, to be kept in trust until 
she comes of age." But if she dies, then the same 
is to return to my estate, but the mother is to have 
£10. I leave to Jacamiah Akerley £6; To William 
Akerley £2; to Sally Sands £3; To Malby Stocker 
£3; To XJsila Seaman £6; To Matthew Akerley £5; 
To Catharine Akerley £11; To Polly Sands £5; 
To Elijah and Patty Sands £2 each. I leave to 
my near relations, Jacamiah and Samuel Akerley, 
my gun, chest, and Clothes, and I make them ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated February 7, 1768. Witnesses, William Dixon, 
Jonathan Hutchings, William Judkin. Proved, Sep- 
tember 9, 1768, in Queens County. 

Page 396. — "I, Derrick Thornycroft, of Moscheto 
Cove, in Oyster Bay, in Queens County, being under 
indisposition of Body." AH debts to be paid, and in 
order thereunto my executors are to sell all my land at 
the Round Swamp, so called, being 30 acres. What re- 
mains from liie sale shall be for my wife Temperance. 
I leave to my wife the use of ^ of my house, and remain- 
ing lands, during her widowhood, and the use of all 
my indoor movables. After her death or marriage, I 
give the same to my daughter, Adah Albertson. I leave 



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to my son Peter all the rest of my estate, real and per- 
sonal, subject to my wife's right. I make my wife, and 
Jacob Valentine and Jacob Carpenter, and Obadiah 
Seaman, executors. 

Dated October 24, 1766. Witnesses, Joseph Wood, 
Jr., Joseph Thomycroft, Elijah Coles. Proved, March 
10, 1767, before Thomas Braine, Esq. 

Page 398. — " In the name of God, Amen. The Father, 
the Son, and the Holy Ghost, Amen, do I, John George 
Laundert, farmer and liver in Duchess County, on the 
Witen Kleyn Kill, on the north end of said County, 
make my last Will in the year 1768." " And whereas 
God is a God of Order, and not of Disorder." " After 
the death of me and my dear wife Anna Catharina, my 
behind leaving estate should be divided in Peace and 
Unity, therefore I make this on the 14 day of May." 
" My eldest brother's son, Peter Laundert, shall have 
before all 10 shillings for his eldest right of heirship." 
" My sister's son, John Mohr, shall have my whole real 
estate which I have in my possession, To Have and to 
Hold from Child to Child's Children." "But there- 
from he shall maintain me and my wife as long as we 
live, even as a son is obliged to do for his father and 
mother, and he is to pay £500 to the other relations." 
" The Relations of my dear wife, as from her brothers 
and Sisters sides, shall have £300, and out of that £300 
shall George Shnieder, a Peet [Pet] child of mine, have 
£2, and George Seegendorff to have £2, and Anna, wife 
of Henry Hoff, shall have £2, and Something to be 
given to the Relations of the Brothers Children at 
Claverack." " And David Minicker shall give to them 
the same." " The Relations of mine. Brothers' and 
Sisters' children, shall have all the rest. In short all and 
everything." " Now this is my will, and I ordain these 
three honest men as executors, my brother, Peter Lauk, 
Caspar Shult, William Betzer." 

Dated May 14, 1768. Witnesses, Jacob More, Carel 
Neher, Jacob Bit, Sr. Proved, August 15, 1768. 



204 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Page 401. — " In the Name of the Triune God, Amen. 
Kiiow all men by these Presents, that on this day, the 
Aug. 19, 1759, I, JoHANEs Van Gaasbeck, of Fox 
Hall, in the County of Ulster, being under a bodily in- 
disposition." " I leave to my wife Antie the use of all 
my estate, and if she is unable to meet all demands upon 
my estate, she may sell sufficient." After her death, I 
leave all to my children, Sarah, Catharina, Abraham, 
and Thomas. " But in case my wife shall, after my de- 
cease and within a due time, get another child, it is to 
have an equal share." I make Lawrence Salisbury and 
my brother, Abraham Van Gaasbeck, and my brother, 
Lawrence Van Gaasbeck, and Adrian Wynkoop, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, William Van Gaasbeck, Henry Jansen, 
Thomas H. Jansen. Proved, September 22, 1768. 

Page 403. — In the Name of God, Amen. I, Ann 
PowEKS, of Flushing, in Queens County, widow, being 
weak and sick. My executors are to pay all debts. I 
leave to Thomas Hickman, son of my brother, Obadiah 
Hickman, 5 shillings ; To my cousin, Charity Gail, £5 ; 
To my cousin, Elizabeth Gail, £5; To John Burling, 
son of my cousin, James Burling, and to Dr. Joseph 
Hickman's eldest son, and to my cousin, Isaac Davis* 
daughter Mary, each 28 shillings, to purchase a pair of 
Gold Sleeve Buttons. My executors are to sell my 
dwelling house in Flushing, where I now live, and all 
my movable estate at vendue, and the money to be used 
to pay debts and legacies. I leave the remainder to all 
the children of William Marsh and to the children of 
Jacob Gail. " Only I except Letty Mackpherson. I 
give her nothing." "As for my cousin, Elizabeth Smith, 
my executors are to keep her share in their hands, to 
pay it as necessity requires." I make James Burling 
and John Farrington, both of Flushing, executors. 

Dated June 13, 1768. Witnesses, Benjamin Thome, 
Sydenham Thome, John Field, Jr. Proved, September 
26, 1768. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 205 

Page 405. — ^In the name of God, Amen. May 18, 
1767. I, Abchibald MoCollxjm, of Eye, in Westchester 
County, being weak in body. I leave to my sons, John 
and Elleson, all my tract of land in Albany County, on 
the east side of Hudson river, known as the Township 
of Argyle, which was conveyed to me by Duncan Beid, 
Peter Middleton, Archibald Campbell, Alexander Mc- 
Nachton, and Niel Gillespie. And whereas my son 
Elleson is absent at Sea, if he does not return, then I 
leave his half to my grandson, Daniel McCollum. I 
leave to my daughter Margaret £80, and my best bed 
and furniture. All the rest of my estate to my .two sons. 
I make my friends, Ebenezer Kniffen and Jonathan 
Brown, Jr., executors. 

Witnesses, George Harris, Ebenezer Kniffen, Jr., 
Hannah Kniffen. Proved, August 22, 1768. 

The executors resigned, and Letters of Administra- 
tion granted to the son, John McCollum. 

Page 407. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Pebby, of New York, watchmaker. I leave to my son 
Thomas 5 shillings in bar to all claim as heir at law. 
I also leave him £20 and my wearing apparell. I leave 
to my wife Ruth | of all my estate for the support of 
my diildren, Edward and Sarah, wife of Lewis Hal- 
lam. After her death, I leave all my estate to my chil- 
dren, Edward and Sarah. I make my wife and my son, 
Merwin Perry, executors. 

Dated September 17, 1768. Witnesses, Ann Smith, 
Samuel Selby, Daniel McCormick. Proved, October 2, 
1768. 

Page 409. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Cornelius 
Vernooy, of Eochester, in Ulster County. I leave to 
my eldest son Cornelius one horse, in bar to all claim 
as heir at law. I leave to Margaret, the widow of my 
son Conradv i of my personal estate during her life, 
and then to her children, Cornelius, Andries, Simeon, 
Jonathan, and Cornelia. All the rest of my small 



206 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 

estate I leave to my three sons, Cornelius^ Jacob, and 
Wessel. " And my son Wessel is to have a lot lying 
by a gate standing on the road between my house and 
the house of my son Conrad, deceased, opposite to the 
Burying Place, and thence in a straight line in a square, 
with the division line of the children of me and Johanes 
Vemooy, to the farm line, and then along the same to 
the low land, and along the same to a gate in the road 
that leads to my low land, then up the hill, following a 
fence, until opposite to tiie Burying Place, and then 
along the same to the beginning." I leave to my two 
sons as many acres of bush land as the lot I formerly 
gave to my son Conrad for a house lot, which lies near 
the Warwarsink Church.. I leave to my daughter-in- 
law Margaret J of my personal estate, and to my three 
sons all the rest of my real estate. I make my 3 sons, 
and my grandson Cornelius, executors. 

Dated, January 27, 1759. Witnesses, Cornelius J. 
Vemooy, Johanes Vemooy, Jr., Andries De Witt. 

Codicil, Jamiary 16, 1767. My grandson, Simeon 
Vemooy, being dead, his share is to go to his brothers 
and sisters. I make Andries De Witt, Esq., Capt. Jo- 
hanes Bevier, and Cornelius I. Vemooy, executors. 

Witnesses, Johanes Vernooy, Nathan Vemooy, Jury 
Mack. Proved, September 5, 1768, before Joseph 
Gasherie, Surrogate. 

Page 413. — In the name of God, Amen. " I, Edwabd 
Whitaker, of Kingston, in Ulster County, being in 
good health, do this 20 of October make tiiis my last 
will." I leave to my son James one gun, "and one 
horse, the choice of my stock." " I also leave him one 
Morgen of my land, which he may take where he likes, 
provided he takes it on the farmed land " ; " Also ^ of 
all the real estate where I now live under Kingston," 
and he shall pay £175 for the use of my 5 daughters ; 
same to son Edward. I leave to my son Abraham one 
gun and a horse, and J of all my real estate where I now 
live under Kingston, and he is to pay £175 to my 5 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 207 

daughters. I leave to my daughters, Nelly, Elizabeth, 
Rachel, Hillitie, and Margaret, each £105. " I leave to 
my daughters, Elizabeth, Baehel, Hillitie, and Marga- 
ret, each one cow and 2 sheep, and an outset as my 
daughter Nelly has had." My children who are under 
aged are to be maintained out of my estate. I make my 
three sons and my son-in-law. Jacobus Swart, executors. 
Witnesses, Sampson Davis, blacksmith, Samuel Legg, 
James Hamilton. Proved, September 5, 1768. 

Page 416. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Peter 
Cornell, of New York, "masoner," being in perfect 
health. All debts are to be paid. I leave to my wife 
Sarah all my real and personal estate, houses and 
grounds, so long as she remains my widow. If she mar- 
ries, then I leave all my estate, except her i, to my 
daughter Elizabeth, and if she dies, then to my wife's 
two sisters, Mary Van Pelt and Elizabeth Woods, ex- 
cept the sum of £110, which was given to me by my 
father, Albert Cornell, which is to be divided among 
my brothers and sisters. I make my wife Sarah, John 
Van Pelt, and John Woods, executors. 

Dated March 14, 1768. Witnesses, John Brower, Ber- 
nard De Forest, Daniel Goldsmith, Jr. Proved, Oc- 
tober 7, 1768. 

Page 417. — In the name of God, Amen. October 7, 
1768. I, John Evebitt, of Brookland, in Kings County, 
butcher. My executors may sell all my real estate. I 
leave to my sons, John and Benjamin, all my wearing 
apparell. I leave to my daughter Sarah the wearing 
apparell of my deceased wife. All debts to be paid by 
nvy executors. All the rest I leave to my three children, 
to be put at interest till they are of age. I make my 
father-in-law, Jacob Bergen, and my brother, Benja- 
min Everitt, and my brother-in-law, John Bergen, Jr., 
all of Queens County, executors. 

Witnesses, Christopher Codwise, Gerritt Middagh, 
Simon Boerum. Proved, October 10, 1768, before 
Philip Livingston, Jr., in New York. 



208 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 

Page 418. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Volckert 
Douw, of Albany, merchant I direct all debts to be 
paid. I leave to my wife Bagel i of the income of all 
my estate, real and personal, during her widowhood, 
" Provided she doth not insist on a marriage contract 
wherein I made over unto her one-half of my part in 
the Still House, which I had with her unde, Isaac 
Bogart, during her natural life." I also leave to her 
the use of ^ of the house, kitchen, and bam, and lot and 
garden, where I now live. " I leave to my son Andries 
£200 for his birthright and outset," Also ^ of my house 
and lot where I now live, and J of the income of my 
part of the Still House, with Quackenboss and Douw, 
and J of the income of the rest of my estate during my 
wife's widowhood. And after her death, i of all my real 
and personal estate, viz., i of my house and ^ of J of 
the Old Still House, one-half of which I purchased of 
Henry I. Bogart and Isaac Bogart, Jr., and ^ I have 
in Company with Peter Quackenboss ; Also ^ of my two 
lots in Foxes Kill. I leave to my daughter Lydia £50 
for an outset ; And after the death of my wife, I leave 
her i of my new house where I now live, and J of the 
income of all my estate during my wife's widowhood, 
and i of my part of the Still House, and ^ of my two 
lots at Foxes Kill. All the rest I leave to my son 
Andries and my daughter Lydia. I make my wife, and 
my son and daughter, executors. 

Dated June 2, 1768. Witnesses, Johanes V. Douw. 
Abraham Oothout, Comelis Douw. Proved, Septem- 
ber 19, 1768, before John De Peyster. 

Page 420. In the name of God, Amen. June 5, 1768. 
I, EoBEBT Flewelling, of North Castle, in Westchester 
County, farmer, being sick. " It is my will that my 
wife Maphlet shall have what household goods she 
brought to me when first married, which she hath not 
already disposed of to her children." I also leave her 
£10 a year so long as she remains my widow. I leave 
to my eldest son Ezekiel £50, besides what I have al- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILL&~LIBER 26. 209 

ready given. I leave to my son Robert £100 ; To my 
son Francis £110. All my estate and lands are to be 
sold at some convenient time. I leave to my daughter 
Phebe, wife of Joseph Golding, £1 10s. ; To my daugh- 
ter Elizabeth, wife of Nicholas Outhouse, £4 10s., and 
the same to my daughters, Mary, wife of Joseph Green ; 
Abigail, wife of Solomon Searles, and Hannah, wife of 
Benjamin Ogden. I leave to my daughters, Jemima and 
Freelove, each £9. I make my eldest son Ezekiel, and 
my son-in-law, SoFomon Searles, and Benjamin Hall, 
executors. 

Witnesses, William Daniels, Mary Bealy, Jane Dan- 
iels. Proved, July 15, 1768. 

Page 422. — ^In the name of God, Amen. June 13, 
1767. I, Nathaniel Tuthill, of Hashamomack, in the 
town of Southold, in Suffolk County, being sick. I 
direct all debts to be paid. "I leave to my eldest 
daughter, Michael (sic) Tuthill, which I had by my first 
wife, £40 when she attaineth the age of 21." I leave to 
my wife Mary the use of all my estate for the bringing 
up of my children which I have by her, and I make her 
and my brother-in-law, Thomas Terry, executors, and 
they may sell jointly, for the benefit of my daughters, 
Mary, Hannah, Elizabeth, and Abigail. 

Witnesses, Eobert Hempsted, John Conkling, Joseph 
.Wickham. Proved, April 29, 1768. 

Page 423. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Bighabd 
Cbabb, of Cortlandts Manor, in Westchester County. I 
leave to my two sons, Henry and John, £10 each. I 
leave to my wife and daughter Phebe all household 
goods. All debts and funeral expenses are to be paid 
" out of the money I have out." If any is left, I leave 
§ to my wife and ^ to my daughter Phebe. I leave to 
my wife the possession of my farm during her life, and 
my two sons, Henry and John, may work on said farm 
if they will take care and support my wife and daugh- 
ter. After my wife's death, my farm is to be sold. 
From the proceeds, £50 to be paid to my daughter 
Phebe, " but if she be married, the whole to go to all 



210 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

my sons and daughters " [not named] [wife's name not 
given] . I make Henry Crabb, John Meeks, and Walter 
Ward, executors. 

Dated May 6, 1768. Witnesses, Richard Crabb, 
John Pinckney, Walter Ward, Cornelius Van Valsah. 
Proved, July 5, 1768. 

Page 425. — In the name of God, Amen. December 
27, 1748. I, Edward Hayter, of New York, cooper. I 
direct all debts to be paid. I leave to my son John £5, 
" to be paid so soon as conveniently may be after my 
decease." I leave to my wife Hannah all the rest of 
my movable estate. " All that my now dwelling house 
at the corner of Beaver street, and all my ground 
thereto belonging, I leave to my son John and my four 
daughters, Hannah, Susanah, Mary, and Amy," but my 
wife Hannah shall have the use during her life. I make 
my wife executor. 

Witnesses, John Van Vorst, John Coo, John Milligen, 
Surgeon. Proved, November 3, 1768. 

[Note. — The house and lot of Edward Hayter was 
the north corner of Broadway and Beaver street. — 
W. S. P.] 

Page 426. — In the name of God, Amen. October 6, 
1766. I, William Boerum, of Brookland, in Kings 
County. I leave to my grandson, William Boerum, son 
of my eldest son John, deceased, £5 ; To my daughter, 
(Jertruyd Bloom, widow of Abraham Bloom, £70; To 
my grandson, William Boerum, £50 ; To my son, Simon 
Boerum, £150 ; To my grandson, Isaac Boerum, son of 
my deceased son John, £50; To my granddaughter, 
Kachel Boerum, daughter of my said son John, £50. 
All these to be paid by my son William. "Now in 
order to enable my son William to pay the legacies, I 
leave him all my estate, real and personal, in Brookland 
or elsewhere." I make my sons, William and Simon, 
and my grandson, William Boerum, executors. 

Witnesses, Garrett Middah, William Foster, Christo- 
pher Codwise. Proved, November 3, 1768. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 211 

Page 428. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Bene 
Het, of New York, merchant, being somewhat infirm 
of Body this April 1, 1754. "After my death and 
burial, which I desire my executors may be due and 
Decently performed after the manner of the French 
Protestants in the City of New York," all debts and 
funeral expenses to be paid. "I leave to my loving 
daughter Mary, wife of William Smith, Counsellor at 
Law, the Picture of my dear wife and her mother, de- 
ceased." " I leave to my grandchildren, the sons and 
daughters of said William Smith, Esq., and Mary, his 
wife, a bond given to me by Rhoderick Pattchuk, for 
which Isaac De Peyster is special Bond." " I leave to 
my grandson, Joshua Het Smith, son of said William 
Smith, Esq., my silver hilted sword, and two French 
Bucaneer Guns, and one pair of French pistols, and 
my silver headed cane and my best muff." The rents 
of my present dwelUng house, in which I now Uve, in 
the Vly, in New York, and the rents of my Plantation 
in King street, in New England, late in occupation of 
Capt. William Smith, are to be put at interest for the 
use of Blanche Smith and Sarah Smith, children of 
said Capt. William Smith and my dear daughter, Sarah 
Smith, his late wife, deceased, until they are of age or 
married, and then I devise the said house and my Plan- 
tation and all my estate to the said Blanche and Sarah, 
but if they both die, then to the sons and daughters of 
said William Smith, Esq. My daughter, Mary Smith, 
is to have the direction of my funeral. " My wearing 
apparell and my household stuff may not and shall not 
be sold, but be put up and reposited in a Room, or 
some other place, for the use of my grandchildren." I 
make my friends, Simon Johnston, Esq., of New York, 
Recorder, John Thomas, of Rye, one of the General 
Assembly of the Province, and Derrick Lefferts, of 
New York, merchant, and Peter Clopper, merchant, 
executors. 

"Note. — Before signing hereof, the Silver hilted 
Sword afore mentioned is stolen away." 



212 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Witnesses, Francis Foy, Henry Bitter, Charles J ohn- 
ston. Proved, November 8, 1768. 

[Note. — Rene Hett was one of the Huguenot Colony 
in New York. . He had two daughters, Mary, wife of 
Hon. William Smith, and Sarah, wife of Capt. William 
Smith. On May 10, 1730, Rene Hett and his wife 
Blanche gave to William Smith, Attorney at law, in 
consideration of an intended marriage between him 
and their daughter, Mary Hett, a house and lot, bounded 
east by Queen street, west by lot of Peter Newkirk, 
south by lot formerly of George Heathcote, and nortii 
by Capt. Giles Shelley. This is now No. 179 Pearl 
street. The house and lot " in the Vly," where Rene 
Hett lived, is now No. 216 Pearl street. Blanche Smith, 
daughter of Capt. William Smith, married Jedediah 
Chapman, of " Orangetown, Essex Co., N. J.," and had 
two surviving children, Robert Hett Chapman and Will- 
iam Smith Chapman. They sold to Nicholas Carmer, 
September 7, 1791, the house and lot where Rene Hett 
had lived, bounded north by Queen street, east by lot 
formerly of Capt. Brandt Schuyler, south formerly 
Abraham De Peyster, west by lot formerly of James 
Emott, with an alley in the rear leading to " formerly 
West street, now Fletcher street." The daughter, Sarah 
Smith, probably died unmarried. 

Hon. William Smith, who married Mary Hett, was 
one of the most distinguished men of his time. He was 
bom in England, 1696, and came to America in 1715. 
He was Member of Council, 1753, and in 1763 was 
made Judge of Supreme Court. He was described as 
" a Gentleman of great Erudition and the most elegant 
Speaker in the Province." He was one of the founders 
of the Presbyterian Church in New York. He died 
Wednesday, November 23, 1769, in the seventy-third 
year of his age, and was buried in the graveyard at- 
tached to the Presbyterian church on Wall street. He 
left a large family, one of whom was William Smith, 
the Historian of New York. The residence of Hon. 
William Smith was the southeast comer of Broadway 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 213 

and Exchange place. His son, Thomas Smith, was liv- 
ing there at the time of the Revolution. Among other 
property, Hon. William Smith was the owner of sev- 
eral large lots in the Cheesecock's Patent, in Bockland 
Co., N. Y. At the south end of one of these lots stands 
the famous " Treason House," where Arnold and Andre 
held their meetings. The place was then owned by 
Thomas Smith, but was occupied by his brother, Joshua 
Hett Smith, who was the unhappy dupe of the two con- 
spirators. The principal representative of this distin- 
guished family, now living in New York, is Charles 
Bainbridge Smith, a well-known lawyer. Hon. William 
Smith appears to have left a will, but it was never pro- 
bated, and seems to have been concealed by one of his 
family. He was one of the counsel and strongest sup- 
porter of John Peter Zenger, the printer. See Ap- 
pendix. — W. S. P.] 

Page 431. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Mattys 
Van Stienbergen, of Kingston, in Ulster County, car- 
penter. I leave to my wife Marytie " my bed whereon 
I commonly sleep, with the curtains, pillows, bolster, 
and hangings," and all her wearing apparell. I leave 
to my daughter Catharine £20 for her outset, also my 
silver cup. I leave to my son Gerritt one of my weav- 
ing looms. All the rest of my estate, real and personal, 
to be sold by my executors, and all debts paid. From 
the remainder of the money, my wife is to be comfort- 
ably and respectably maintained and provided for dur- 
ing her life, and then to all of my children, " and one no 
more than the other." I make my three sons, Johanes, 
Abraham, and Tobias, executors. 

Dated April 16, 1739. Witnesses, John Crooke, 
Petrus Bogardus, blacksmith, John Crooke, Jr. Proved, 
November 2, 1768. 

Page 433. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Isaao 
Youngs, of Southold, in Suffolk County. I leave to my 
wife. Love Youngs, all my land and buildings, and aU 
my movable estate (except as hereafter stated), for her 



214 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 

to dispose of when and how she pleases, she paying all 
debts and charges. I leave to my son Isaac " my 
best Hatt and best coat"; To my daughter, Mary 
Miliken, six large silver spoons. I make my wife and 
my loving friend, Samuel Landon, Jr., executors. 

Dated May 24, 1768. Witnesses, Joseph Landon, 
miller, William Landon, weaver, Israel Youngs. 
Proved, June 11, 1768, before Jared Landon, Surrogate. 

Page 434. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Nathan 
Penny, of the town of Southold, in Suffolk County, 
carpenter, being sick and weak. After all debts are 
paid, I leave to my wife the use of all my estate, real 
and personal, so long as she remains my widow, and 
no longer. I leave to my sons, Nathan and Joseph, the 
tract of land which I now live upon, with the buildings ; 
Also the 15 acres of land which I lately purchased of 
Ezekiel Petty, Jr. I leave to my five daughters, Mary, 
Katharine, Hannah, Esther, and Pergis, all the mov- 
able estate that my executors may have in their hands 
after the children are brought up. My executors may 
sell all lands and meadows not herein given. I make 
my wife Mary and my beloved brother, Abner Wells, 
executors. 

Dated June 15, 1768. Witnesses, Jedediah Cleves, 
Edward Penny, Daniel Wells. Proved, June 28, 1768. 

Page 436. — " Know all men by these Presents that I, 
William Willis, of Hempsted, in Queens County, 
being this 9 day of ye 8 month, called August, 1768, 
very sick.'' My executors are to pay all debts and 
legacies. I leave all the remainder to my wife Sarah. 
My executors may sell all lands. I make my wife, " and 
my brother by marriage," Charles Clements, executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Clements, Mordecai Willis, weav- 
er, Henry Post, carpenter. Proved, November 2, 1768. 

Page 437. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Merrell, of Newtown, in Queens County, blacksmith, 
being in sound mind. After all debts are paid, I leave 



ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— UBER 26. 216 

to my wife Phebe £5 a year, while she remains my 
widow. "I give her the east room, with the leanto, 
and a case of bottles and Teakettle, and my best bed, 
and a large copper kettle, and a Pot, etc., and a Candle 
stand with two Candle sticks, and one-half dozen pil- 
lows, and a Looking glass and a riding chair, and 6 
bushels of wheat, " to be carried to the mill aad brought 
home again," yearly, and milk and apples, and firewood 
brought to the door. After her death, I leave all the 
movables " to my two daughters' children." I leave to 
my daughter Phebe the best bed and furniture, and 
£200, and I leave to her daughter Phebe £10, and to 
her son John £5, aad my wearing apparell to her sons. 
I leave to my grandson, John Albertson, £100, "by 
reason of the deficiency of his sight." I leave to my 4 
grandchildren, Paul, Elizabeth, Phebe, and Mary Al- 
burtis, £100. "I leave to my son John's son" £50, 
and my gun, sword, saddle and bridle. I leave all the 
rest to my son John, and I make him and my son-in- 
law, Paul Alburtis, executors. 

Dated October 24, 1767. Witnesses, Vernon Moore, 
Thomas Moore, Samuel Moore. Proved, November 4, 
1768. 

Page 440. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
ScHEBMEBHOBN, of Ncw York, mariner, being at pres- 
ent sick. All personal goods, chattels, and slaves to be 
sold by my executors. I leave to my son Amout £20, 
as being my eldest son. I have allready given to my 
son Amout £150 " towards advancing in the World," 
and I further give him £150. I leave to my children, 
Simon, Peter, Adam, Cornelius, Sarah, and Catharine, 
£300 when 21. My executors are to put £300 at in- 
terest, and the interest to be used for the support of 
my daughter Mary and her children, and after her 
death, it is to go to the children. My executors may 
sell all my lands when they think best, " and the reason 
why I leave the time and manner of selling to them is 
because I rely upon their Judgment, Prudence, and 



216 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LEBER 26. 

Care/' The iponey is to be divided among all my chil- 
dren, and the nnderaged children are to be supported 
out of the estate. I make my good friends, Jeremiah 
Brower, Laurence Kortright^ and Isaac Sears, and 
Luke Van Banst, executors. 

Dated September 8, 1768. Witnesses, Evert Bancker, 
Benjamin Kissam, Nicholas Roulet, Jr. Proved, Sep- 
tember 29, 1768. 

Page 443. — In the name of God, Amen. October 
13, 1768. I, John Gritman, of Hempsted, in Queens 
County, being sick. I leave to my wife Elizabeth a cow, 
and a cupboard and my best bed, and the interest on 
£100 during her widowhood. My executors may sell 
all lands at discretion. I leave to my son John £250. 
" If my executors judge it not proper for him to have 
it all in his lifetime, it is to go to his children." I leave 
to my daughter Elizabeth £50 ; To my daughter Mary 
£40 ; To my daughter Margaret £40 ; To James Bedell, 
son of John Bedell, £50. All the rest to my 4 children, 
John, Margaret, Mary, and Elizabeth. I make Valen- 
tine Hulet Peters, Benjamin Carman, and my brother, 
William Gritman, executors. 

Witnesses, James Smith, Nehemiah Sammis, Leffert 
Hagervout. Proved, October 25, 1768. 

Page 445. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Baeent 
Langemach Van Beverhoudt, of New York, Gent. I 
leave to the two churches in the Island of St. Thomas 
two pieces of 8 each. I leave to the Hospital in said 
Island 10 Pieces of 8. I leave to my half-brothers, 
Claudius, John, and Stephen, and to my half-sisters, 
Eliza, Magens, and Elizabeth, and Nancy Bayard, 50 
Pieces of 8. AH the rest I leave to my sisters, Mary 
and Margaret Van Beverhoudt. I make Gerritt De 
Wint, of St. Thomas, merchant, Johanes Ponet, and 
Simon Johnson, of New York, and Mary and Margaret 
Van Beverhoudt, of New York, spinsters, executors. 

Dated September 2, 1767. Witnesses, Anne Burke, 



ABSTRACTS OP WILL&-LIBER 26. 217 

John Carpenter, John De Wint, Jr. Proved, Decem- 
ber 31, 1768. 

[Note. — The " Piece of 8 " was the Spanish dollar, 
of the value of 8 shillings. New York currency. — 
W. S. P.] 

Page 446. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Hendbick 
Eldebt, of Jamaica, in Queens County, Gent., being in 
health. I leave to my wife Tryntie the use of my dwell- 
ing house, bam, and garden, and part of my orchard, 
and two horses and my riding chair, and two cows, with 
feed for the same; Also suflScient provision, of meat, 
bread com, and firewood, and £10 a year, and a negro 
woman. And all bonds and money and house furniture, 
and all things she brought when married. I leave to 
my eldest son Johanes £5 for his birthright. "My 
negro man Weeiius is to choose which of my children 
he will live with." I leave to my sons, Johanes and 
Eldert, all my lands and meadows and messuages in 
Jamaica and Newtown, And they shall pay to my 5 
daughters, Styntie, wife of John Munsey, Gertie, wife 
of John Stephens, Margaret, wife of Godfrey Kleyn, 
Ann, wife of Hendrick Emmons, and Mary, wife of 
Rem Van Cleif, £1,000. I leave the remainder of my 
estate to all my children. I make my sons, Johanes and 
Eldert, executors. 

Dated February 5, 1759. Witnesses, James Cebra, 
Benjamin Hinchman, Gent., John Hinchman. Proved, 
December 12, 1768. 

Page 449. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Rynieb 
BuBGEB, of New York, blacksmith, being infirm of body. 
I leave to my wife Diana the use of all my estate dur- 
ing her widowhood. I leave to my youngest daughter 
Aneke my Silver Tankard. All the rest of my estate 
I leave to my two daughters, Trieuntie and Anake. I 
make my wife executor. 

Dated December 29, 1752. Witnesses, Samuel Wood- 
side, Abraham Quick, Augustus Van Cortlandt. Proved, 
May 13, 1767, before John French, Esq. 



218 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS—LIBER 26. 

Page 450. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Jennings, of Southampton, in Suffolk County, hus- 
bandman, being in health of body. I leave to my wife 
Sybil, during her natural life, the use of my now dwell- 
ing house and home lot, and all other lands and Com- 
monage; Also £50 in cash and my negro boy "Pom- 
pey." I leave to my nephew, Lemuel Hudson, after 
the death of my wife, my dwelling house, bam, and 
home lot, and all other lands and meadows. I leave to 
my nephew, Israel Jennings, £50. I leave to my three 
nieces, Sybil Post, Ann Hudson, and Prudence Hudson, 
£100. AH my movable estate is to be sold, and the 
money, after my wife's death, to be divided among my 
two nephews and three nieces. I make my wife and 
Stephen Rogers, executors. Dated June 9, 1764. "I 
leave to my cousin, Sybil Brown, a bed and furniture." 

Witnesses, James Rogers, Sylvanus Howell, Abra- 
ham Sayre. Proved, October 15, 1768. 

[Note. — Thomas Jennings was bom 1701, died 1768. 
He was the son of Lieut. William Jennings and grand- 
son of John Jennings, the first of the name. He was 
nephew of Samuel Jennings, of North Sea, who owned 
all the land on the north side of the road from the brook 
to the Fish Cove. A part of this farm was called " Jobs 
Orchard," and was the northwest part of the tract, and 
next to the creek. (See will of Samuel Jennings, in 
Vol. VI of this series.— W. S. P.)] 

Page 451. — In the name of God, Amen. August 29, 
1765. I, John Fowler, Esq., of East Chester, being 
well in health. I order all debts to be paid. I leave to 
my wife Elizabeth ^ of all my movable estate, and the 
best room in my dwelling house, during her widow- 
hood, also a negro girl. I leave to my son John £100, 
he having received the most of his portion. I leave to 
my son David a piece of land on the west side of the 
road which goes from East Chester to Mile Square, 
" bounded at a certain rock by the road with a cross on 
it, and from thence across to the land of Jonathan 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 219 

Archer, and by his land and the road to the place of 
beginning''; Also a piece of land on the east side of 
the road whereon the house stands, bounded by the 
fence between it and the land I bought of Thomas 
Shute, to a stone wall, and by it to the said road, and 
by the road to the land of Samuel Sneden, and thence 
by the land of Elijah Fowler and Jonathan Archer to 
the road. And my son David shall pay to his brother 
Joshua £100, and to my grandson, Solomon Fowler, 
£40, and to my grandson, Joshua Fowler, £10. I leave 
to my son Andrew all the land formerly of Thomas 
Shute, also the land joining to the land formerly of 
Thomas Standard, and by the road from East Chester 
to Mile Square ; Also a piece of land on the west side of 
the road, opposite to the house, bounded by the land of 
Jonathan Archer and the land of Huestis. And he is 
to pay to his brother John £100, and to his brother 
Joshua £50. I leave to my son Thomas all the rest 
of my lands and meadows, on both sides of the road, 
with the house, bam, and salt meiadow. And he is to 
pay to his brother Joshua £150, and to his brother 
Henry £50, and to his sisters, Abigail Secord, Jemima 
Williams, Elizabeth Crawford, and Miriam Baker, £100 
between them. The legacy left to my son Joshua, if he 
should not return home within four years after my de- 
cease, is to go to his sisters. I make my wife Elizabeth, 
and Stephen Ward and Samuel Sneden, executors. 

Witnesses, John Sneden, Philip Pinckney, Israel 
Pinckney. Proved, August 31, 1768. 

Page 454. — In the Name of God, Amen. I, Nathak 
Halsey, of the town of Southampton, in Suffolk County, 
yeoman, being of sound and disposing mind. I leave 
to my wife Mary ^ of my real estate, to improve the 
same so long as she remains my widow, also i of my 
movable estate. I leave to my son, Daniel Halsey, my 
house and home lot, and my Scuttle Hole lot, and ^ of 
my woodland, and i of my Commonage. I leave to my 
son, Moses Halsey, my lot of land lying down Mecox, 



220 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 26. 

in the neck that was Arthur Howell's, and J of my 
wood land lying by Jonah Sandfords, and ^ of all the 
rest of my wood land and Commonage. I leave to my 
daughters, Mehitabel and Sarah, ^ of my movable estate 
and i of my wood land by Jonah Sandfords. I make 
my brothers, Timothy and Theophilus Halsey, ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated May 4, 1762. Witnesses, Joshua Howell, Mary 
Gelston, Maltby Gelston. Proved, October 17, 1768. 

[Note. — Nathan Halsey was son of Nathan and 
grandson of Jeremiah Halsey. His homestead was at 
Scuttle Hole, near Bridge Hampton, and owned in re- 
cent years by his great-grandson, Noah Halsey. — 
W. S. P.] 

Page 455. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Davcd 
FiTHiAN, of the town of Southampton, Suifolk County, 
yeoman, being now weak in body. I leave to my daugh- 
ter, Eunice Howell, all my land lying northward of a 
place called the ; Also £60. I leave to my grand- 
son, Henry Halsey, my half of the 30-acre lot that I 
had of James White. I leave to my grandson, Jesse 
Halsey, my house and home lot, and a negro boy, and 
my share of Montauk. I leave to my grandsons, Henry 
and Jdsse Halsey, all my other lands, meadows, and 
Commonage; To my granddaughter, Keturah Halsey, 
£6. I leave to mv wife £5. All the remainder of my 
movables I leave 'to my grandsons, Henry and Jesse 
Halsey, and make them executors. 

Dated September 3, 1768. Witnesses, David Cooper, 
David Cooper, Jr., Thomas Sandford. Proved, Octo- 
ber 29, 1768. 

[Note. — David Fithian was of a well-known East 
Hampton family. He had, among other children, a 
daughter Sarah, who married Henry Halsey (bom 
February 28, 1700, N. S., and died 1740). He was the 
father of Henry and Jesse Halsey. The homestead of 
David Fithian was at Bridge Hampton, on the south 
side of the junction of the Head of the Pond and Scuttle 



ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LEBER 26. 221 

Hole roads, and is now owned by George Strong. The 
homestead of Henry Halsey (brother of Jesse) was 
directly opposite, on the north side of the road. Henry 
Halsey was a soldier in the Revolution, and was killed 
at Fort Griswold, Conn., September 6, 1781. He left 
his homestead to his brother Jesse, who sold it to Dea- 
con Jeremiah Haines in 1804, and it is now owned by 
the heirs of Capt. William Haines, his grandson. Jesse 
Halsey was the great-grandfather of Capt. Henry Hal- 
sey and Capt. Jesse Halsey, late well-known citizens of 
the village of Southampton. — W. S. P.] 

Page 457. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Charles 
Beekman, of New York, cordwainer, being at present 
in good health. I leave to my son, Samuel Beekman, 
£5, in bar to all claim as heir at law. I leave to my 
wife Eyda the use of all my real and personal estate, 
during the time she remains my widow, for her better 
maintainance and support. I leave to my sons, Samuel, 
Charles, and Adam, all that my tan yard, situate on 
the north side of Freshwater, in the Out Ward, with 
all the houses and tan vats ; But all the skins and leather 
are to be part of my estate. I leave to my daughter 
Eyda £40, if she is unmarried at the time of my wife's 
decease. I leave to my granddaughter Eyda, daughter 
of my son Samuel, £20 when married. After the death 
of my wife, I leave all the rest of my estate to my sons, 
Samuel, Charles, John, Hendricus, Adam, and Barent, 
and my daughter Eyda, and I make my sons executors. 

Dated January 24, 1743. Witnesses, Conradt Ten 
Eyck, Robert G. Livingston, Simon Johnson. Proved, 
December 5, 1768. 

Page 459. — In the name of God, Amen. September 
17, 1768. I, Thomas Mabshall, of Richmond County, 
being sick. I leave to my son John my gun and sword. 
My executors may sell any part of my estate, and after 
paying debts, the rest to be for my wife and my three 
children. If my wife marries, she is to have i, and the 
rest to my children, Martha, John, and Eltia. If my 



222 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LEBER 26. 

wife Sarah does not many, she is to have the use of 
all till my youngest child is of age. I ma^5:e my father, 
John Marshall, and my friend, Paul Micheau, executors. 
Witnesses, John Morgan, Abraham Parlee, Benja- 
min Drake. Proved, November 28, 1768. 

Page 461. — In the name of God, Amen. May 11, 
1768. I, Jacobus Lefferts, of Bedford, in the town- 
ship of Brookland, in Kings County, farmer. I leave 
to my wife Jannettie all my whole estate, real and per- 
sonal, while she remains my widow. But if she marries, 
I give her a bed and furniture, and my best cupboard 
and £100. I leave to my eldest son Nicholas £5 for 
his birthright. After the death of my wife, I leave to 
my son Nicholas all that dwelling house, farm, and lot 
of meadow which I bought of Johanes Bockhout, as 
now in his possession, lying in Boswyck; Also a piece 
of meadow in Brookland meadow, so called, lying be- 
tween the meadow late of Cornelius Vanderhoeven and 
a ditch ; " Also a lot of meadow in said meadow by the 
middle stake," bounded east by Hendrick Suydam ; And 
i of all my right of Commonage ; " Also the easterly 
part of my land, commonly called the land by the Great 
meadow, lying next the land of Bockhout," with the 
exception of a strip of land leading to a watering place 
by the land of Jacob Bloom. I also leave him a negro 
man, And my son Nicholas shall pay £400. After the 
death of my wife, I leave to my son Leffert all that 
dwelling house where he lives, and the land adjoining, 
which I bought of Hendrick Fine in Bedford, in Brook- 
land ; Also another piece of land I bought of him, lying 
on the east side of a road that leads from Bedford to 
Flatbush; And all the west part of my land lying at 
the Great meadow, between the Kings Highway that 
leads from Bedford to Jamaica and the fence, and east 
to the watering place ; Also 5 and ^ lots of woodland, 
being Nos. 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, and ^ of lot 12, lying in 
the 3d Division in Brookland ; Also J of the salt meadow 
I bought of Hendrick Fine in Flatbush meadow ; " Also 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 223 

a piece of meadow called the Imboght, in BrooMand." 
I also leave him a negro man, And he is to pay £400. I 
leave to my son Barent all my dwelling house where 
I now live at Bedford, and all the land adjoining, 
bounded south by the Kings highway, or road from 
Bedford to Boswyck, Bounded north by Whitehead 
Cornell and John Rierson, west by Jacob Rierson ; Also 
two lots in Bedford between Michael Vandervoorst and 
John Noorstrand; Also 7 lots of wood land iil Brook- 
land, Nos. 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, and 2 lots by the Great 
meadow, by the lots of Jacob Bloom ; Also my meadow 
in Newtown meadow, which I bought of Scudder, lying 
between Abraham Duryee and Leffert Lefferts; Also 
my right in the Great lot of meadow in Brookland, also 
another lot and my right of Commonage ; Also a negro 
man, and my waggons, ploughs, etc. I leave to my 
daughter Abigail, widow of Lambert Suydam, a lot of 
wood land. No. 27, and a negro man, and £500. I leave 
to my son Jacobus £400 ; To my daughter Aeltie, widow 
of Jacob Vanderbilt, £500 ; To my daughter Jannettie, 
wife of Stephen Thorn, £500. I leave to my grand- 
children, Johanes and Jacobus Fine, children of my 
daughter Elizabeth, £250. I make my 4 sons executors. 

Witnesses, Bemardus Vandewater, Andries Andries, 
Simon Boerum. Proved, December 9, 1768. 

[Note. — Jacobus Lefferts died at Bedford, Septem- 
ber 8, 1768, aged eighty-three. He had three brothers 
then living, each older than himself. — W. S. P.] 

Page 465. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Jacob 
Gale, of Orange County, being sick. " I do give unto 
the child whereof my wife is now pregnant all my lands. 
To the said child, its heirs and assigns for ever.'* If 
my child dies, then to my brothers, Peter, Daniel, and 
Abraham Gale, and they are to pay to my wife £50. 
I leave to my wife all my movable estate, and the use 
of my fast estate, during her widowhood, or until my 
child is of age. I make my brothers, Peter and David, 
executors. 



224 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

Dated September 27, 1768. Witnesses, John Gale, 
Jr., Margaret Woodworth, William Deim. Proved, 
November 1, 1768. 

Page 467. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Heney 
Christ, of Ulster County, yeoman. I direct all debts 
to be paid. I leave to my son Jacob all my lands, with 
the improvements thereon, lying on the west side of the 
Wall Kill, or Paltz river. I leave to my daughter 
Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Sinsinbough, and to my daugh- 
ter Catharine, wife of Christian Rockeefelow, and to 
my daughter Margaret, wife of John McClean, each i 
of all my lands situate on the east side of said Kill or 
river. The part of my daughter Catharine shall include 
the farm where the said Christian Rockeefelow now 
lives, And if either of the others settle theirs, their 
divisions shall include the same. 

Dated May 23, 1759. Witnesses, Peter De Lancey, 
Richard Bull, David Colden. Proved, February 15, 
1768, before Jacobus Bruyn. There being no executors 
named in the will, the widow, Julian Christ, and her son 
Jacob are appointed. 

Page 469. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Eliza- 
beth PoMEROY, of Newtown, in Queens County, being 
in a low state of health. I leave to my brother, Josiah 
Webb, or to him that shall be heir at law of my estate, 
£5. All the rest of my estate, both lands and movables, 
in Newtown or elsewhere, I leave to the two daughters 
of my brother, Josiah Webb, viz., Abigail and Eliza- 
beth Webb. My executors have power to sell. I make 
my beloved friend, Cornelius Berrian, and my son-in- 
law, Philip Edsall, executors. 

Dated October 11, 1757. Witnesses, Simon Horton, 
Keziah Stillwell, spinster, Eunice Porter. Proved, De- 
cember 22, 1768. 

Page 470. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Adam 
BiTSHER, of Rhinebeck Precinct, in Duchess County, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 225 

being weak in body. I order all debts to be paid. I 
leave to my wife Maritie a negro girl, " and all that 
farm which I got of my father, Peter Bitsher, with the 
plows, slays, waggons, horses, harrows, and all imple- 
ments," with the house furniture and cattle, until my 
youngest child is of age. And then I leave my said farm 
to my three daughters, Catharine, Elizabeth, and Geer- 
tie, and they are to maintain my wife in a reasonable 
manner. All the rest I leave to my wife and three chil- 
dren. And whereas I have made a covenant with my 
father that during his life he shall have the use of ^ 
of my farm and buildings, this is to be kept. " It is 
my will that my three daughters shall be sent to School 
to be taught. Beading and Writing and Sewing." 
Whereas I have made certain promises by Indenture 
to my boy Frederick Mour, it is to be kept if he serves 
the remainder of his term. I make my father-in-law, 
Johanes Bichter, and my brother, William Bitsher, and 
John Van Ness, executors. 

Dated May 30, 1768. Witnesses, Jacob Harmanse, 
Jacob Miskelaer, Anthony Hoifman, Jr., Zacharias 
Hoffman, Jr. Proved, September 12, 1768. 

Page 472.— "In the Name of God the Father, the 
Son, and the Holy Ghost I, George Miller, living on 
the land of Mr. Van Benthuysen, in Duchess County, 
this 16 of April, 1764." " And whereas I find myself to 
be sickly, and do not know how soon it might be done 
with me, I would fain make a Regulation about my 
estate while I am by my Sense and Knowledge.'* " My 
wife Anna Barbara (bom a Framberin) shall be sole 
mistress of my lands, and whole real and personal 
estate, while she remains my widow. In short, she shall 
be sole mistress of all." " But if my children should 
begin to marry, then she shall, if she can afford it, 
assist them with a horse and cow." " But if my wife 
should marry again, she shall have the share of two 
children of tiie whole estate, and move off the lands." 
. I leave to my eldest son Christian 10s. for his birth- 



226 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 26. 

right. I leave to my sons, Christian and Henry, after 
the death of my wife, all my lands between them, " and 
they shall pay to their other brothers and sister ont of 
it as shall be found right" " My five children shall let 
the yet unlearned children be instructed in Evading and 
Writing, and pay for their Instruction out of the es- 
tate," "And then what is left after the death of my 
wife shall be. Brotherly and peaceably, so as is becom- 
ing to brothers and sisters, equally divided among my 
5 children," Christian, Henry, John, Jacob, and 
Elizabeth. "And they shall obey their mother, and 
not leave or despize her, but to assist her." I make 
Casparus SchuU, and Jacob Maul, and William Bitzer, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Philip Henry Moore, George Klum, Will- 
iam Mohr. Proved, September 28, 1768, before An- 
thony Hoffman, in Ehinebeck Precinct. 

Page 474. — " Oblong, Salem, in Westchester County, 
the 9 day of 5th month, 1768. I, Samuel Coe, being in- 
disposed." I leave to my wife Jane my best bed in my 
house, and her side saddle. All the rest of my estate, 
real and personal, is to be sold by my executors, and 
after all debts are paid, they shall use the rest to bring 
up my children as they shall think proper until they 
are able to earn their living. Of all the rest, I leave to 
my wife ^, and J to my 5 children, my son John to have 
f, and i to each of my daughters [not named]. I make 
David Palmer and Stephen Field, executors. 

Witnesses, Nehemiah Field, shoemaker, Gilbert Field, 
Samuel Field. Proved, October 21, 1768, before David 
Dayton, Esq. 

Page 476. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Bbown, of New York, merchant, " intending soon to go 
to Europe." I direct all debts to be paid. " I leave to 
the Rector and Inhabitants of New York, in Com- 
munion of the Church of England as by Law estab- 
lished, £500, to be laid out for the proper use of the 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 227 

Poor Children of Trinity Chnrch School, in New York." 
I leave to my daughter Ann, widow of John Smith, of 
New York, leather dresser, £1,000 ; To Thomas Smith, 
son of said John Smith, £1,000; To Bichard Smith, 
another son of said John, £1,000. I leave to John, son 
of Capt. John Finglass, of New York, £20; To my 
cousin Ann, widow of John Glenn, £20 Stirling. I 
leave to the youngest daughter of said Ann Glenn (she 
is my God daughter) £20 Stirling, and to her two eldest 
daughters £10 each; To Sarah Brown, widow of my 
brother, Bichard Brown, £100 ; To my cousin, William 
Hardwick, £20 to buy him a suit of mourning. All the 
rest of my estate I leave to my nephew and nieces, Bich- 
ard, Susanah, and Sarah Brown, children of my brother, 
Bichard Brown, deceased. I make Elias Desbrosses 
and Edward Laight, of New York, merchants, executors. 

Dated March 19, 1768. Witnesses, James Dabzell, 
James Armstrong, James Emott Proved, May 11, 
1769. 

[Note. — The New York Gazette contains the notice 
that " Thomas Brown, ironmonger, died in London." — 
W. S. P.] 

Page 478. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Maby 
Walton, widow of William Walton, late of New York, 
deceased, being in health. All debts and funeral 
charges to be paid. I leave to my grandson, WiUiam 
Walton, my lot of ground and buildings in Duke street, 
and now possessed by Mr. Philip John Livingston. I 
leave to my grandchildren, Mary Moriss, Magdalen 
Johnston, and Catharine Thompson, all my apparell, 
plate, and household furniture. I leave to my daughter 
Cornelia, wife of my late son, William Walton, £50 as 
a token of my regard. Of all the rest of my estate, I 
leave ^ to my grandson, William Walton, and | to each 
of my grandsons, Jacob Walton, Thomas Walton, Ge- 
rard Walton, and Abraham Walton, and ^ to each of 
my granddaughters, Mary Morris and Magdalen John- 
ston, And i is to be put at interest for the use of my 



228 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

granddaughter, Catharine Thompson, and after her 
death to her children. " And inasmuch as her husband, 
James Thompson, has received large sums for his ad- 
vancement, he and his wife shall execute full releases 
for the same, which ought not to have been paid to him, 
according to the tenure of a certain agreement made 
between him and his wife and my grandson, William 
Walton, dated April 16, 1753." Whereas Lewis Morris, 
the husband of my granddaughter Mary, is indebted to 
me £274 lis., for money lent to him in the year 1755, 
on which there is due £154 Is. interest, being in all 
£428 12s., And whereas he is also indebted to me, by 
bond dated December 13, 1760, for the sum of £300, on 
which there is due £136 17s., making in the whole £436 
17s., So that the whole sum now due is £865 ; the same 
is to be taken by my executors from the ^ of my estate 
left to his wife, Mary Morris. I make my grandsons, 
William and Jacob Walton, executors. 

Dated July 20, 1768. Witnesses, Robert Waddell, 
Robert Cocks, Benjamin Jones. 

Codicil, August 25, 1768. The interest on the share 
left to my granddaughter, Catharine Thompson, is after 
her death to be paid to the guardian of her children. 

Witnesses, James Wilmot, James Beekman, Robert 
Waddell. Proved, September 9, 1768. 

[Note. — Mary Walton, known as "Madame Wal- 
ton," died September 3, 1768, in the ninetieth year of 
her age.] 

Page 482. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
PuGSLEY, of the Manor of Pelham, in Westchester 
County, Gent, being sick. My executors are to sell all 
my lands, tenements, and fresh and salt meadows in 
the Manor of Pelham, and all my lands, tenements, and 
meadows in the Borrough Town of Westchester, com- 
monly called Cow Neck, and all my right in the Sheep 
Pasture ; Also all my movable estate is to be sold, and 
my negroes are to have the liberty of choosing their 
masters, " and shall not be sold to any one contrary to 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LEBER 26. 229 

their inclination." After all debts are paid, I leave all 
the rest to my children, James, William, Samuel, Ste- 
phen, Gilbert, Israel, John, and David, and to my 
daughter, Sarah Oakley, And one share is to be depos- 
ited in the hands of my executors for the relief and 
support of my daughter Phebe, wife of Bartholemew 
Hadden. I leave to Elizabeth Bugby a feather bed and 
£20; To Elizabeth Taylor, of the White Plains, and to 
Mary Weeks, of Hunttington, £20 each. £100 are to 
be placed in the hands of my son James for the support 
of my daughter-in-law Elizabeth, wife of Israel Pugs- 
ley. I make my sons, James, William, Gilbert, and 
David, executors. 

Dated December 20, 1768. Witnesses, William 
Adams, Peter Bertram, Jr., Thomas Wright. 

Codicil. — " Whereas in my will I left a share of my 
estate to my son John, and now calling to mind, to my 
great grief, that for a long time past he has led a dis- 
solute and idle life, and has made a very bad use of 
what I have heretofore given him: my executors shall 
take his share and carefully lay it out for him in pur- 
chasing a farm, but not to be at his disposal, but he 
may live upon it during his life, and then to his 
children." 

Dated December 24, 1768. Witnesses, Samuel Pugs- 
ley, Sarah Wright, Thomas Wright, Physician. Proved, 
December 31, 1768. 

Page 485. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
HooGLAND, of Flushing, in Queens County, being in a 
low state of health. I leave to my wife Elizabeth £200, 
and a negro girl, and a horse and riding chair, and my 
best bed and furniture, and a large silver teapot, and 
silver teaspoons, and silver tea tongs, 3 large silver 
spoons, one large Looking glass, a table, a cupboard, 
and 8 best chairs. I leave to my son Jaromus £300, 
and all my apparell and a silver mugg, " and a bed 
without curtains." I leave to my daughter Anna £200, 
and a bed and a small looking glass ; To my daughter 



230 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 

Catharine £200, and a chest of drawers. I leave to my 
wife and my daughters, Elizabeth and Catharine, all 
my linnen and all household goods, and after my wife's 
death, I leave my silver teapot and spoons to my daugh- 
ter Catharine. I make my wife and my brother, Elbert 
Hoogland, executors. All the rest of my estate I leave 
to my wife and children. 

Dated December 12, 1762. Witnesses, John Farring- 
ton (Quaker), William Bloodgood, Stephen Rapalye. 
Proved, January 2, 1769. 

Page 487. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Bbooks, of Westchester County. September 21, 1767. 
I leave to my three grandchildren, Rebecca, Isaac, and 
John Brooks, children of my daughter Jane, £50. If 
my son Isaac never returns home again, his share is to 
go to my daughter, Mary Blank, and my grandson, John 
Brooks. "But if my granddaughter Rebecca, who is 
now a Lunatic, never comes to her Senses, her share is 
to go to my daughter, Mary Blank, after her death." I 
leave to my daughter, Mary Blank, £50. All the rest 
to my wife, Nanne Brooks. I make my good friends, 
Henry Allen, Henry Stocker, and Richard Thorn, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Isaac Barnes, Nathaniel Stanley, Miriam 
Braine, spinster. Proved in Queens County, before 
Henry Dawson, January 3, 1769. 

Page 488. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Josiah 
Bagley, of New York, ship joiner, being in good health. 
I leave to my wife Martha all the income of my estate, 
real and personal, until the youngest of my children is 
of age, and my wife is to maintain and educate them 
out of the same " in a manner suitable to my condition 
in life." My executors may sell the estate and divide 
the money among my wife and children [not named]. 
I make my wife and my brother-in-law, Richard Wen- 
man, upholster, and Francis Silvester, cooper, executors. 

Dated — April, 1764. Witnesses, Israel Read, John 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 231 

Morin Scott, Gilbert Burger. Proved, January 30, 
1769. 

* 

Page 490. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
LowEY, of New York, rigger, being well in health. " I 
leave to my son Michael my Clocks, and my Great Bible, 
brass bound, and my sword." I leave to my grandson, 
James Lowey, my gun and all my wearing apparell; 
To my granddaughter, Sarah Lowey, my Large black 
framed Looking glass and mahogany tea table. I leave 
to my wife Jane the rest of my household furniture, 
and the use of i of that part of my real estate lying on 
the north side of Cherry street during her life, and the 
other half to my son Michael during his life, and after 
their death, I leave the same to my grandson, James 
Lowey. I leave to my son Michael during his life all 
my lot and buildings on the south side of Cherry street, 
in Monigomerie Ward, bounded north by Cherry street, 
west by the lot of Laurence Kortright, east by John 
Alner, south by the river. After his death, I leave i 
to my grandson, James Lowey, but not to sell till he is 
24 years old. The other half I leave to all the daugh- 
ters of my son Michael. If my son Michael should 
have two sons, they are to have §. I leave to my son 
Michael the other half of my house and lot on the north 
side of Cherry street for the sole use of my daugh- 
ter Jane, wife of John Hunt, and after her death, to 
her children. I make my wife Jane, and my son Mi- 
chael, and my friend, John Aspinwall, of Flushing, 
and Joseph Totten, of New York, ship carpenter, 
executors. 

Dated July 10, 1767. Witnesses, Alexander Litch, 
miller, Amos Dodge, John Woods, attorney at Law. 
Proved, February 1, 1769. 

[Note. — The house and lot of James Lowey is now 
No. 50-52 Cherry street. The west line is 37^ feet 
east of Eoosevelt street. The lot was 37 feet wide. The 
lot on the south side of Cherry street is directly oppo- 
site, and is now a part of No. 53-55 Cherry street. 



232 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBEB 26. 

This was a water lot and extended to Front street. — 
W. S. P.] 

Page 493. — " Know all men by these Presents that 
I, Hezekiah Cock, of Oyster Bay, in Queens Connty, 
being this 4 of April, 1768, infirm in body/* My ex- 
ecutors are to pay all debts. I leave to my youngest 
daughter Sarah a good bed and £25; To my wife 
Rosanah a good bed, and a riding chair and a good 
horse ; To my son John a horse ; To my son Gabriel a 
horse and a cow. All the rest of my movables to be 
sold. Of the proceeds, J to my wife, and J to my young- 
est daughter Sarah, and J to my executors for tiie use 
of my eldest daughter, Dorothy Cock. I leave to my 
daughter Sarah the use of the east chamber, " with the 
privilege of a fire with the family while she is unmar-: 
ried." I leave to my son John my west new house. My 
wife is to have the use of all lands and meadows, except 
the house which I have in Wolvert Hollow, which my 
executors are to rent for the use of my son Gabriel. I 
leave to my son Gabriel 65 acres of land joining to the 
west side of Wolvert Hollow, in the New Purchase of 
Oyster Bay, so called, to be taken off the east end or 
side of the whole breadth of the land I have lying be- 
tween said Hollow and Matinecock road, " that leads to 
the Quaker Meeting House,** Together with the house, 
etc. ; Also i of all my lands, meadows, and thatch beds 
on Oak Neck, on each side of Oak Neck creek. And all 
my rights in Oyster Bay New Purchase. I leave to my 
son John my dwelling house, barn, and farm where I 
now live, bounded west by the Hollow or highway that 
leads from said Quaker Meeting House to Buckram, so 
called, and east and south by John Cock and Daniel 
Cock, containing 110 acres ; Also ^ of all lands, mead- 
ows, and creek thatch on Oak Neck. I leave to my 
sons, John and Gabriel, f of my right in Hempsted 
Plains. I leave to my eldest son, Penn Cock, all the 
rest of my lands and meadows in Oyster Bay or else- 
where. Mentions "my grandson, Mordecai Cock." I 




ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 233 

make my brother-in-law, William Townsend, and my 
wife, and my son, John Cock, executors. 

Witnesses, Daniel Cock, James Townsend, Daniel 
Cock, Jr. Proved, January 5, 1769. 

Page 496. — " I, Charles Ludlam, of Hog Island, in 
Oyster Bay, in Queens County, being this 18 of Sep- 
tember, 1768, in a poor state of health." My executors 
are to pay all debts. I leave to my wife Mary one bed 
and furniture, and the same to my sons, Joseph and 
William, and to my daughter Deborah. My executors 
are to sell all real and personal estate, and after pay- 
ing debts, I leave J of the rest to my son Joseph, and 
the remainder to my wife Mary, and my daughter 
Deborah, and my son William when he is 22 years old. 
I make my friend, Thomas Smith, of Hog Island, and 
Thomas Cock, of Mill Neck, and my wife,, executors. 

Witnesses, Charles Zeke, Henry Ludlam, Daniel 
Dodge. Proved, January 5, 1769. 

Page 498. — In the name of God, Amen. December 
7, 1768. I, Jonathan Valentine, of Hempsted, in 
Queens County, " being at this time advanced in years 
and infirm in Body." I leave to my wife Huldah 3 
cows, to be purchased and maintained on her thirds of 
my farm ; Also 10 bushels of wheat, 10 of com, and 10 
of Rye yearly, and firewood brought home to the door, 
and a horse and a riding chair, and a negro man, and 
all household furniture. I leave to my son Philip 10 
acres of land fronting on the south side of 10 acres 
that my son Richard holds by deed on the north side of 
my farm. I leave to my sons, Richard and Philip, all 
the rest of my lands and all my rights in the Conmion 
lands, except the Brushy Plains. To each' of my sons 
I leave a negro boy. I leave to my two sons "my 
Desk and two Books, one titled the Present State of 
England, the other named Conductor Generalis, and 
my book stand." I leave to my wife my Great Bible 
during her life, and then to my son Philip, and I leave 



234 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

to my two sons all my lands and Money. I leave to my 
grandson, Jonathan Valentine, 8 acres of timber land, 
to be laid out on the west side of my land joining to 
Francis Davenport, also the privilege of cutting 5 loads 
of hay on my meadow at South, yearly. And my sons 
shall furnish my grandson Jonathan apparell, meat, 
drink, washing, and lodging, and pay for his School- 
ing until he is 14 years old, and then put him to learn 
a trade. I leave to my son James a bond of Daniel 
Tarbush; To my daughter Anne a looking glass that 
hangs in the west room, and the bed and furniture, and 
£40 and a negro boy; To my granddaughter, Mar- 
garet Valentine, £18, and all the movables that did be- 
long to her father, Jonathan Valentine, deceased. I 
leave to my son Jonas i of my right in the Brushy 
Plain, and to my son David the other half. I leave to 
my daughters, Martha Foster and Phebe Hendrickson, 
10s. each. I leave to my daughter, Sarah Crooker, 10s., 
and to my daughter, Euth Crooker, three cows, " when 
she thinks fit to call for them." I make my wife and 
my sons, Richard and Philip, and my friend, Samuel 
Clowes, Esq!, executors. 

Witnesses, John "Williams, Benjamin Downing, Luke 
Cummins. Proved, January 14, 1769. 

[Note. — The book " Conductor Generalis " was a 
law book with forms and instructions for Justices of 
the Peace, and was considered of great value. Copies 
are still extant. — W. S. P.] 

Page 501. — "In the name of God, Amen. I, Mary 
De Bevoist, of Brucklin, widow, being sick." I order 
all just debts to be paid. I leave to Richard Rapalye, 
son of my cousin, John Rapalye, of Jamaica, £10. All 
the rest I leave to my children, and my wearing apparell 
to my three daughters [not named]. I make my son 
Charles and my cousin, John Rapalye, executors. 

Dated October 18, 1767. Witnesses, Cornelius Smith, 
Richard Johnston, Alletta Smith. Proved, January 17, 
1769. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 235 

Page 503. — "I, Anne Peabsall, of Hempsted Har- 
bor, in Queens County, being in Health." I leave to 
the Montitily meeting of Friends at Westbury £8 for 
the support of Poor Friends. " I leave to my 8 nieces 
and daughters of nieces, viz., Mary Townsend, widow, 
at Newburgh, Ann, wife of Gershom Myers, of North 
Castle, Sarah Townsend, Amy Green, Ann Prior, Anne 
Pearsall, daughter of Samuel Pearsall, Jemima Baker, 
and Abigail Weeks, each £5." I leave to Benjamin 
Mott, son of my nephew, Samuel Mott, deceased, a bond 
which I have from my nephew, Sylvanus Mott, "with 
the money due on it, if it can be got." I leave to Samuel 
Mott, son of said Samuel Mott, deceased, all the things 
which I had from his father. I leave to my executors 
£50 for the use of my niece, Abigail Taylor, also £50 
for the use of my niece Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Pear- 
sall. I leave to Mary Mott, daughter of my nephew, 
Samuel Mott, deceased, £50. All the rest I leave to 
Elizabeth Pearsall and Mary Mott. I make Israel 
Pearsall, of Hempsted Harbor, and Thomas Seaman 
and his son, Gideon Seaman, of Westbury, executors. 

Dated the 6 day of 2nd Month, 1768. Witnesses, 
Elizabeth Gowdy, Hendrick Onderdonk, Samuel Willis. 
Proved, January 23, 1769. 

Page 505. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Cornelius 
VooBHEES, of Flatlands, in Kings County, being sick, 
" and considering that it behoveth every man to set his 
worldly estate in such order before he departheth that 
no Strife or Debate may arise." I order all debts to be 
paid. I leave to my wife Marytie a cupboard and all 
linnen and woolen cloth, and 3 beds with their furni- 
ture, and all the movable goods she brought to my 
estate, and a horse and chair. I leave to my daughter 
Cateryntie my Dutch Bible and silver spoons. I leave 
to my cousin [nephew] y Abraham Stootoff, son of my 
brother-in-law, Wilhelmus Stootoff, my wearing ap- 
parel!. My executors are to sell all my real estate at 
publick vendue, and the rest of my movable estate, and 



236 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

after paying debts, one-third of the money is to be paid 
to my wife and the rest to my daughters, Cateryntie 
and Sarah. If my daughters marry before they are 
of age, they are to have £60, " to enable them to set out 
for housekeep." I make my father-in-law, Downe Dit- 
mars, and my brother-in-law, Wilhelmus Stootoff, Jr., 
and my uncles, Abraham and Dirck Remsen, executors. 
Dated April 1, 1768. Witnesses, Johanes Lott, Nicho- 
las Wickoflf, Johanes Lott, Jr. Proved, February 13, 
1769. 

Page 507. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Francis 
Silvester, of New York, being sick. I leave to my 
eldest son Francis £5, in bar of all claim as eldest son. 
My executors are to sell the rest of personal estate, and 
the money to be paid to my wife and 5 children. My 
wife is to have the income of ^ of my real estate until 
my youngest child is of age, and the rest to my children 
when of age. If my wife marries, she is to have £100, 
and she is to have the bonds she brought with her when 
she married me. [Children not named.] I make my 
brother, John Silvester, and my brother-in-law, Elias 
Brevoort, executors. 

Witnesses, Peter Stoutenburgh, John Anthony, P. 
Silvester. Proved, February 15, 1769. 

Page 509. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
Tucker, of New York, Physician, being sick and weak. 
" I desire to be buried in a Christian manner in a plain 
coflSn." " I leave to Kings College, of New York, all 
my Collection of Insects for ever." I leave to Sarah 
Van Orden £3. I leave to my loving mother a negro 
slave, " Ca?sar," during her life, and then to my brother, 
Thomas Tucker. All the rest I leave to my mother, 
Mary Tucker, and to my two brothers, Thomas and 
Robert Tucker, and I make them executors. 

Dated February 6, 1769. Witnesses, Frederick Roor- 
back, Daniel Kemper, James Emott. Proved, Febru- 
ary 20, 1769. 

[Note. — The New York Gazette stated that "Dr. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 237 

James Tucker, of Surinam, died Wednesday, February 
15, 1769. His collection of Insects was donated to 
Bangs College as the Foundation of a Museum." This 
collection of insects has disappeared, and no one seems 
to know what became of it. — W. S. P.] 

Page 511. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard 
Rea, of New York, Gent., being of sound mind. I leave 
to my son Andrew, of London, my silver mounted 
sword and my silver watch in bar of all claim as heir 
at law. " I leave to my friend, George Brewerton, Jr., 
of New York, Gent., all the rest of my estate as an 
acknowledgement of many civilities and friendships 
that I have received from him," and I make him ex- 
ecutor. 

Dated October 28, 1768. Witnesses, Peter F. Cur- 
tenius, Isaac I. Stoutenburgh, Richard Morris. Proved, 
February 23, 1769. 

Page 512. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Peter 
Van Obden, of the Out Ward of New York, farmer, 
being weak in body. All debts and funeral expenses to 
be paid. I leave to my son, Wessell Van Orden, £2, in 
bar to all claim as eldest son. I leave to my wife An- 
nattie the use of all my estate during her widowhood, 
"in bar of Dower and right of Thirds." After the 
death of my wife, I leave all my personal estate to my 
children, Wessell, John, William, Samuel, Helena, wife 
of John Dyckman, Jacomyntie, wife of Evert Kip, 
Annattie, wife of John Pera, and my granddaughter 
Maria, daughter of my son Cornelius, deceased. I 
leave to my four sons all my real estate, equally, and 
they are to pay to each of my daughters and my grand- 
daughter £40. " If either of my sons desires to sell 
his part, the rest are to have the first offer." I make 
my sons, John and William, executors. 

Dated January 7, 1768. Witnesses, Jacobus Van 
Orden, Jacobus Van Orden, Jr., James Riker. Proved, 
February 23, 1769. 



238 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 

Page 514. — " Kiiow all men by these Presents that I, 
Joseph Coles, Sr., of Mosketo Cove, in Oyster Bay, 
in Queens County, on Nassau Island, being this 5 day 
of August, 1768, pretty well in health, though far ad- 
vanced in years." I leave to my wife Temperance dur- 
ing her life the use of J of all lands and buildings 
and real estate for her support. And a cow and horse, 
and all movables within doors, except as provided. My 
sons, Albert, Derrick, and William, are to pay all debts, 
and I leave them all my right in Mosketo Cove creek 
and in the Great Plains, And I also leave them, in con- 
sideration of paying all debts and legacies, all my live 
stock and farming utensils. I leave to my 4 sons, 
Benjamin, Albert, Derrick, and William, my mowing 
ground and salt meadow lying in Mosketo Cove, and 
my son Benjamin is to pay £50 toward paying my 
debts and legacies. I leave to my sons, Albert, Der- 
rick, and William, all my farm where I now live, lying 
on both sides of the Great road leading from Mosketo 
Cove to Jericho, and part of it joining to the lines on 
the east side of Mosketo Cove Patent, with all the 
buildings. I leave to my son Albert my house and 
about i acre of land which I bought of William Walton. 
I leave to my son Derrick my weaving loom and uten- 
sils for weaving; To my son Joseph £16, it being his 
whole portion with what I have before given him. I 
leave to my daughter, Ann Weekes, £50. I leave to 
my granddaughters, the daughters of my deceased 
daughter Rachel, late wife of William Hopkins, £50 
when they are 18 ; To my daughter, Jemima Rushmore, 
£50. I make my brother-in-law, Derrick Albertson, 
and my friends, Jacob Valentine and William Town- 
send, executors. 

Witnesses, George Duryee, Garret Duryee, Samuel 
Willis. 

Codicil. — I leave to my son Benjamin i of the mow- 
ing ground and ^ of the meadow lying on Mosketo Cove, 
and he is to pay £60. The other ^ I leave to my sons, 
Albert, Derrick, and William. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS—LIBER 26. 239 

* 

Dated November 6, 1768. Witnesses, Jolm Willis, 
Daniel Albertson, Jacob Coles. Proved, January 12, 
1769. 

Page 518. — In the name of God, Amen. May 30, 
1768. I, Nicholas Akebman, of Orange Town, in 
Orange County, being sickly and weakly. I order all 
debts to be paid. I leave to my son Johanes the house 
and lot where I now live, " it being for his birthright." 
I leave all my personal estate to my wife and children, 
Johanes, William, David, Maria, wife of Elbert Onder- 
donk, and Annattie, " That is to say, if my wife Eleia 
does not marry again; but if she does marry again, 
then she must have only a bedstead and bedding, and 
no more." I make my friends, John Haring and David 
Benjamin Demarest, executors. 

Witnesses, Arie Koonyng, Abraham Kip, Abraham 
Haring. Proved in New York, March 1, 1769. 

Page 520. — " Kiiow all men by these Presents that I, 
Jesse Platt, of Hempstead, in Queens County, being 
this 14 day of May, 1767, in a low and poor state of 
health." I leave to my two daughters, Hannah and 
Mary, each a bed and bedding, " and all the wearing 
apparell that did belong to both my wives," and my 
silver spoon and silver buckles and gold buttons. My 
executors are to sell all the rest, and pay the money 
to my two daughters. I make my friend, Patrick Mott, 
of Hempsted, and my brother, Zophar Platt, of Hunt- 
tington, executors, and they are to bring up my children 
till of age. 

Witnesses, John Willis, Eichard Post, Archelaus 
Doxie, Zophar Seaman. Proved, January 23, 1769. 

Page 521.—" This 12 day of May, 1749. I, Bbnja- 
MiN Carpenteb, of Ducks Pond, so called, in the Town- 
ship of Oyster Bay, in Queens County, weaver, being 
very sick." All debts are to be paid. I leave to my 
wife Deborah the use of all household goods " for her 
to make use of for the necessary need of her and my 



240 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 

beloved son, Coles Carpenter, tmtil he is of age," and 
then to divide the same equally, " except one good bed 
and furniture for my son Coles." I leave to my wife 
aad son all grain now growing. " I leave to my wife 
a cow, and the whole use of my lot of land which is 
called the Kitchen lot," so long as she lives and re- 
mains my widow. I leave to my daughter, Rachel 
Townsend, 5 shillings. All of my sheep and one of my 
jades [horses] are to be sold by my executors. All the 
rest of my real and personal estate to be in the care of 
my wife and son till he is of age, " and then he is to 
take it all himself." " My executors are to have the 
oversight of my land, to see that it is not abused by 
bad plowing, or one way or another, until my son is of 
age." I make Thomas Pearsall and Jacob Valentine, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Daniel Cock, Quaker, George Townsend, 
Silas Rushmore. Proved, January 5, 1769. 

Page 523. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Gabriel 
FuBMAN, of Newtown, in Queens County, being far 
advanced in age and sick and weak. I direct all debts 
to be paid. I leave to my son Gabriel all my wearing 
apparell and £10, above what I have given him. I leave 
to my cousin, Mary Thompson, whom I have brought 
up from a child, £10. " I will and order that my dearly 
beloved wife shall have a good and suflScient main- 
tainance, and free liberty to continue in my now dwell- 
ing house for life, but if she shall choose to remain and 
live with any of her children, then my executors are to 
sell it at Publick Vendue." From the proceeds, my 
wife is to be first provided for, and the rest to my chil- 
dren, William, John, Abigail, wife of Ezekiel Furman, 
Samuel, Joseph, Benjamin, Mary, Howard, Margaret, 
wife of Benjamin North and Nathan. My son Nathan 
is to have £50 less, as I have given him £50. Whereas 
I have two lots in Newtown lying separate from my 
homestead, one called the Neck Lot and the other the 
Old Lot, my executors are to sell them. My wife is to 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBBR 26. 241 

have the liberty of keeping six cows on my homestead. 
I make my sons, William and John, executors. 

Dated September 21, 1762. Witnesses, WiUiam Well- 
ing, Richard Morrell, Benjamin Hinchman. 

CodicU, September 15, 1768. Whereas, since making 
my will, my daughter Abigail, wife of Ezekiel Fnrman, 
is deceased, her share is left to her children,* Gabriel, 
Nathan, and Josiah Fnrman. 

Witnesses, William Welling, Luke Remsen. Proved, 
January 23, 1769. 

Page 526. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Cabman, of Hempsted, in Queens County. My execu- 
tors are to sell all my estate and turn it into money, 
and after all debts are paid, I leave £100 to my wife 
Susanah, and all the rest to my children, Abigail, 
Thomas, Samuel, and Joseph, giving to my executors 
the full power of bringing them up and to settle my 
business. I make my nephews, Stephen Powell and 
Thomas Powell, executors. 

Dated February 19, 1769. Witnesses, Amos Beadle, 
Hannah Vanyke, Daniel Pine. Proved, February 28, 
1769. 

Page 527.—" The Second day of August, 1762. I, 
Caleb Field, of Flushing, in Queens County." My 
executors are to sell 60 acres of the upper part of the 
place that I had of Daniel Laurence. I leave to my 
son Thomas all the lands and meadows that I had of 
Daniel Laurence, except 10 acres of wood land. And all 
the land I had of Nathan Field. But if he does not live 
to be of age, then it is to go to my wife and son and my 
three daughters. My executors are to sell the lot that 
I had of John Masston [Marston], "which is called 
Franklin^s Lot." I leave to my son Philip all the lands 
and meadows which I purchased of Mary Hinchman, 
and a lot joining that I purchased of John Marston, 
and 10 acres of woodland that I purchased of Daniel 
Laurence. My wife is to live on the place I have given 



242 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS—LIBER 26. 

to my son Philip until all the children are grown up. 
I leave to my wife and my daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, 
and Anne, all the money from the sale of lands, and all 
my movable estate. I make my wife Anne, and my 
brother, John Rodman, and John Field, executors. 

Witnesses, George Noostrant, Johanes Areson, Han- 
nah Noostrant. Proved, March 10, 1769. 

Page 529. — Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, Governor, 
etc Whereas James Myeb made his will, October 3, 
1766, and made his mother, Gertie Myer, executor, 
which will was proved March 11, 1767; and whereas 
the said Gertie Myer hath departed this life. Letters 
of Administration are granted to Andrew Myer, of New 
York, merchant, brother of said James Myer, March 
22, 1769. 

Page 530. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Nathan- 
iel Fish, of Newtown, in Queens County, being in per- 
fect health. My executors are to sell all my lands and 
meadows in Newtown. I leave to my wife Jane my 
best bed, and my riding chair and horse, and £50 ; Also 
£125 a year during her widowhood, but if she marries, 
she shall have <£12 a year. The rest of my personal 
estate is to be sold. I leave to my sons, John and Peter, 
£250 each out of the sale of my lands, and rights ef 
land, in Wawayanda Patent in Orange County, and all 
my lands, divided and undivided, in Minisink Patent, 
lying partly in Orange and partly in Ulster County. 
All the rest of my estate I leave to my children, John, 
Peter, Elizabeth, Sarah, Judith, Susanah, Jane, and 
Ann, to be paid to them when of age or married. I 
make my son John (when of lawful age), and my son- 
in-law, Thomas Laurence, and Cornelius Berrien, son 
of Cornelius Berrien, deceased, and my nephew, Rich- 
ard Betts, executors. 

Dated April 23, 1765. Witnesses, Hannah Brink- 
erhoflf, Abraham Brinkerhoff, Tunis Brinkerhoflf. 
Proved, March 29, 1769. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 243 

Page 532. — In the name of God, Amen. I, William 
Peet, of Ulster County, being weak of body, this Feb- 
ruary 13, 1765. " I leave to my wife Hannah a bed and 
bedcQng suitable for it," and the use of ^ of my farm 
where my house now stands, and the use of one room, 
during her life ; Also all my pewter. I leave to my son 
Gilbert i of my farm where my house stands, to be 
taken off of the northeast end. I leave to my son 
Stephen the other half at the southwest end. My lot 
of land at New Hempstead is to be sold by my execu- 
tors, and after paying debts, I leave the rest to my 
daughters, Sarah Sherwood and Mary Gidney, my 
daughter Mary to have two-thirds. I leave to my 
granddaughter Sarah, daughter of my son, William 
Peet, deceased, £15 when she is 18, and she is to be 
brought up in my house free of charge. I leave to my 
daughter, Mary Gidney, a cow. All the rest of my live 
stock I leave to my sons, Gilbert and Stephen. The 
rest of my household goods I leave to my wife Hannah, 
and I make her and my sons, executors. 

Witnesses, John Nicoll, Leonard NicoU, Nathaniel 
Sands. 

Codicil, February 16, 1765. If my son Stephen die, 
his share is to go to my son Gilbert. The legacy to my 
granddaughter Sarah, daughter of my eldest son Will- 
iam, deceased, is to be in full of any claim as heir at law. 

Witnesses, Leonard Nicoll, Samuel Arthur, Nathaniel 
Sands. Proved, March 25, 1769, before George Clin- 
ton, Esq. 

Page 534. — In the name of God, Amen. December 
10, 1757. I, William Kowenhoven, of Flatlands, in 
Kings County, being weak and sick. I direct all debts 
to be paid. "It is my will and order that my wife 
Antye have all my black Slaves, both negroes and 
wenches, to serve her and work on my plantation, dur- 
ing her widowhood." I leave to my wife and my son 
Gerritt each 4 of all the profits of my farm or planta- 
tion, but if my wife marry, she is to have £100. I leave 



244 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 26. 

to my grandson, Willem Kowenhoven, Jr., son of nay 
eldest son Willem, deceased, £5 for his birthright I 
leave to my son Gerritt all my Patentee right in the 
Common and undivided lands and meadows in the town- 
ship of Flatlands, which my father, Willem Gerrittse 
Van Kowenhoven, did make over to me by a certain 
Instrument, dated July 28, 1727; Also all my horses 
and husbandry tools. All my money and bonds are to 
be equally divided among my seven children. The sons 
and daughters of my son Willem, deceased, are to have 
their father's share, but as his youngest daughter Sarah 
is dead, her child shall have her share, and all the rest 
to my children, Luke, Gerritt, Jannettie, widow of Ger- 
ritt Schenck, Aeltye, wife of Comelis Voorhees, Jr., 
and to the three daughters of my daughter, Cathalyntie 
Schenck, deceased, and to my daughter Neeltye, wife of 
Johanes Duryee. I make my sons, Luke and Gerritt, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Peter Stryker, Jr., Gerritt Stryker, Peter 
Stryker. Proved, March 30, 1769. 

Page 536. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
Hawx, now of New York, carpenter. All debts to be 
paid. I leave to my loving mother, Mary Hawx, of 
Providence, Rhode Island, all my estate, and make her 
executor. 

Dated July 27, 1764. Witnesses, John Kelly, Philip 
Hicks, Whitehead Hicks. Proved, April 1, 1769, and 
as the executor, Mary Hawx, is not within this Prov- 
ince, Letters of administration are granted to James 
Wheeler, principal creditor. 

Page 538. — Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, Governor, 
etc. Whereas the will of James McEvers was proved 
September 13, 1768, and Charles McEvers was con- 
firmed as executor, the widow, Elizabeth McEvers, is 
also confirmed. April 1, 1769. 

Page 539. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Hugh 
HuNTEE, of North Castle, in Westchester County. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 26. 245 

" First, I desire to be decently buried, and funeral ex- 
penses paid." I leave to my wife the best room in my 
dwelling house, and the use of J of my lands during her 
widowhood, and J of my household goods, and £50, But 
if she marry again, she shall quit my house and land. I 
leave to my son Elijah £200 for his full part I leave to 
my son James £40, in bar to all claim as eldest son. I 
leave to my three daughters, Mary, Phebe, and Sophia, 
£30 each, and f of my household goods. My executors 
are to pay the share of my daughter Sophia to her or 
her children. I leave to my son Jeremiah all my lands 
and buildings in North Castle, and he is to pay all 
legacies. I make my sons, James and Jeremiah, and 
my friend, Benjamin Smith, executors. 

Dated August 18, 1763. Witnesses, John Clapp, Jr., 
Benjamin Clapp, Caleb Huestis. Proved, January 4, 
1769. 

Page 540. — In the name of Qod, Amen. April 8, 
1767. I, Sarah Lyon, widow of Joseph Lyon, late of 
Rye, in Westchester County, being in good health. I 
leave to my two daughters, Phebe Miller and Amy 
Haines, all my wearing apparell and household goods ; 
To the children [not named] of my daughter, Anne 
Budd, deceased, £10 each. All the rest of my estate 
(except £70, given by my husband to our grandson, 
Elisha Merritt), ^ to my daughter, Phebe Miller, ^ to 
my daughter. Amy Haines, and J to my grandsons, Jo- 
seph and Silvanus Merritt. " My grandson, Elisha 
Merritt, died before his grandfather, and under age.'* 
I leave to my grandson, William Merritt, $30. My ne- 
groes are to choose their masters. I make my grand- 
sons, Joseph and William Miller, executors. 

Witnesses, Andrew Meritt, Ezekial Halstead, John 
Carhari 

Codicil, January 3, 1769, makes Joseph Miller and 
John Townsend, of Mamaroneck, executors. Wit- 
nesses, Phebe Miller, Emey Haines, John Carhart 
Proved January 30, 1769. 

End of Libsr 26. 



246 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 



LIBER 27. 

Page 1. — ^In the name of God, Amen. " I, William 
DusENBURY, of Harrison's Purchase, in the Town of 
Eye, in Westchester County, yeoman, being weak in 
body, but of sound mind, many thanks be to Ahnighty 
God, do make this my last will and testament. Dated 
the 5 day of January, 1769." "I give and bequeath 
my precious and immortal Soul into the hands of Al- 
mighty God, my Saviour, who first spake it into exist- 
ence." My executors are to sell the 30 acres of land 
which lyeth at the southeast comer of my farm, at Bed- 
ford, New Purchase, to pay debts, and the rest of the 
money I leave to my sons, John and Stephen, so that 
John may have £50 more than Stephen. I leave to my 
tender beloved wife Lenah the interest on £100 during 
her widowhood, also my best bed and the furniture that 
belongs to it, and one horse, she thinks best, and a 
saddle and a cupboard, and a large round table, six 
best chairs, an iron pot and 40 shillings worth of pew- 
ter. I leave to my son Henry all my farm in Harrison's 
Purchase, and he is to pay all legacies. My mother, 
Mary Dusenbury, is to have a good and comfortable 
living out of my estate. My executors may sell all my 
movable estate as they think best. I leave to my son 
William and my daughter Mary £10 each, when my 
youngest daughter is of age. I leave to my daughter 
Ruth £80, To my son, Woolsey Dusenbury, £40, To 
my son Gilbert £100, These to be paid when my young- 
est daughter is of age. I leave to my daughters, Dorcas 
and Hannah, and to my granddaughter, Levina Fowler, 
£50 each. I make my wife and my son Henry execu- 
tors. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Ferris, Josiah Fowler, Samuel 
Hitt, scrivener. Proved, February 15, 1766, before 
David Dayton, Surrogate. (Benjamin Ferris was a 



ABSTRACTS OF WILL&-LIBER 27. 247 

Quaker.) Confirmed by Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, 
Governor, etc., April 11, 1769. 

Page 3. — In the name of God, Amen. May 15, 1761, 
I, Dakiel Pukdy, of Bye, in Westchester County, being 
in good health. All debts and funeral expenses and 
charge for settling my estate to be paid by my execu- 
tors. " I will that my loving wife Anna shall have the 
liberty of living in that part of my dwelling house called 
the Stone House, and the cellar, during her widowhood." 

1 also leave her all household goods and 3 cows, 6 sheep, 

2 swine, and a negro wench, ' Phyllis,' during her life, 
and then to my daughter Abigail, wife of David Haight. 
" The children of the said negro wench are left to my 
son Hackaliah." I also leave to my wife a negro named 
" Tom," during her life, and then to my sons, Joshua 
and Hackaliah. My wife is to have pasture and fodder 
for her animals, and her firewood. I leave to my sons, 
Joshua and Hackaliah, all my lands and meadows in 
Bye, in Budd's Neck, to be divided as follows : To my 
son Joshua the Disbrow lot, west of the Country road, 
and also the 60 acres I have given him by deed, also 
on the west side of the road. And all my land above the 
Beaver Swamp, to be part of his half. Also my lot 
called the Ogden lot, east of the Country road. To my 
son Hackaliah that parcel of land where I now dwell, 
east of the Country road, from Charles TheaPs land 
to the land late of Joseph Lyons, Also the lot I had of 
Lounsbury, east of the Country road, and for which I 
have given him a deed. Also my lot called Hart lot, 
west of the Country road. And whereas there is a con- 
venient place on Titus river for building a mill, which 
is on my land, I give the right of the stream to build a 
mill to my said two sons, " And also 40 acres of land 
to belong to the said mill, bounded north by the road to 
Eichfield, between said road and Titus river, east by 
Del — line, and so south over said river to make 40 
acres," and they are to have the mill stones which I 
have already provided. I also give to my said sons 



248 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

all my lands in the manor of Cortlandt^ and Joshna is 
to have the south part and Hackaliah the north part I 
leave to my son Joshua two negroes^ and my gon and 
20 shillings, in har to his claim as eldest son. To my 
son Hackaliah my old gon and my carpenter tools, To 
my two sons all my wearing apparell and my farming 
utensils. To my son Hackaliah 2 negroes. '' I will and 
order that the Burying Place on the neck shall be and 
remain as a burying place for ever for the use of our 
family and relations, with full liberty to go and from 
the same, to bury their dead.'* I leave to my daughter 
Elizabeth, widow of Thomas Carhart, all that my house 
and land where she now lives, in Harrison's Purchase, 
which was William Sear's, witli all appurtenances, dur- 
ing her life, and then to be sold and the money divided 
among her children. I leave to my son-in-law, David 
Haight^ and my daughter Abigail, his wife, all my piece 
of salt meadow lying in Little Xeck, in Rye, being 4 
acres. I leave to my daughter, Elizabeth Carhart, 2 
cows. I leave to my sons. Joshua and Hackaliah, all 
mv rifirht in the ferrv from Rve to Ovster Bav. I leave 
to my daughters. Elizabeth, widow of Thomas Carhart, 
and Abigail, wife of David Haight^ all the rest of my 
monev and movables, and make them executors. 

Witnesses. Alida Carhart, James Carhart, John Car- 
hart, sohoohnastor. Proved. February 14, 1769, before 
Caleb Fowler, Surrogate. 

Page 7. — In tlie name of Go^l, Amen. May 3. 1758. 
L JoxATHAX llAiXiX-K, of Brookliavon. in Suffolk Coun- 
ty, Iving in health. All debts to be paid by my son 
Jonathan. I leave to my son Jonathan all my house 
and homo lot* •'I leave to mv dauchter Hannah the 
use of the east fire rix>m in said house, and the back 
leanto joining to the sanH\ and the chamber over said 
rOiMn, and the ivllar under the same." I also leave to 
my son Jonathan the west |\art of niy lot called the 
Poynt lot, and nmninjr easterly t\ro rods east of a 
walnut tree standing near the road, and from thenoe 



; ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 249 

to an oak tree standing in the elbow of the fence on 
the north side of said lot And also all my lot called 
the Claw hole [clay hole?] lot, bounded northwest and 
southeast to the highway, and southeast to John Bayles, 
northeast to Benijah Edows, and Nathaniel Bayles. 
" Also my lot of wood land in Stony Brook Neck, lying 
below Captain Hawkins' house, at a place called the 
Whitehall, the southeast end." And J of my right in the 
Old Field Beach "to spread thatch and pasture when 
his brothers doth," but not to have any right in the 
meadow or creek Thatch. Also all my right and title 
to my Island of Thatch bed, which I have in partner- 
ship with Nathaniel Biggs, Also all the rest of my lot 
of wood land lying above Stony. Brook except the 20 
acres herein given to my son Gersham. I leave to my 
son Gersham all my right and title to two lots of land 
in the Sheep Pasture Division, called the West meadow 
neck Division, bounded south by his own land. Also all 
my land in said Poynt lot lying east of said walnut 
tree, and bounded east by the land late of Nathaniel 
Liscomb. And ^ of my right in the Old Field Beach, 
and i of my meadow and creek thatch adjoining. Also 
20 acres, joining south to my son Daniel's land, running 
north until it makes 20 acres. I leave to mv three 
daughters, Phebe, Euth, and Hannah, the other half 
of my lot in the Old Field at a place called Whitehall. 
I leave to my son Daniel i of my right in Old Field 
Beach and ^ of my meadow and thatch joining the same, 
being the west half. Also all my right on the South 
Beach, due on the right originally William Salyr's. 
I leave to my three daughters all my personal estate. 
I make my son Jonathan and Elijah Smith executors. 
Witnesses, Daniel Smith, Elijah Smith, Timothy 
Smith. Proved, June 11, 1768, before Eichard Miller, 
Surrogate. (Jonathan Hallock was a Quaker.) Con- 
firmed April 12, 1769. 

Page 9. — In the name of God, Amen, May 20, 1768. 
I, Daniel Smith, of Bedford, in Westchester County, 



250 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 27. 

being weak in body. I direct all debts to be paid. I 
leave to my wife all household goods, '' such as beds, 
Pnmiture, Tables, Pewter and brass," and the use of 
all my lands in Bedford, and my negro " Jacob," dur- 
ing her life and then to my eight sons. I leave to my 
sons, Daniel, Gilbert, Denton, Thomas, Caleb, Ward, 
John, and James, all my estate, real and personal, after 
the death of my wife. I leave to my daughters, Mary 
Smith and Hannah Gregory, 20 shillings each. I make 
my sons, Daniel and Gilbert, executors. 

Witnesses, Stephen Baxter, John Bennit, Lewis Mc- 
Donald. Proved, May 22, 1769. 

Page 11. — In the name of God, Amen. L BEXjAMiy 
Kallam, of Old Pound Ridge, in Westchester County, 
being in sound memory, this December 6, 1766. "I 
desire that my funeral be performed decently without 
Pomp or State." I leave to my true and loving wife 
i of my money except 40 shillings, also i of my mov- 
ables. I leave to my eldest son, Benjamin KaUam, 40 
shillings. I leave to my second son, Abraham, | of my 
money and all my wearing apparell. I leave to Heze- 
kiah Wood i of my money, and to his wife, Deborah 
Wood, i of my movables. I make Hezekiah Wood ex- 
ecutor. 

Witnesses, John Crawford, Elijah Crawford, Robert 
Crawford. Proved, March 2, 1769. 

[Note. — Benjamin Kallam is supposed to have been 
a descendant of Robert Kellam, an early resident of 
the town of Southampton, L. I., and removed to Brook- 
haven.— W. S. P.] 

Pasre 13. — In the name of God, Amen. '* Be it herc-bv 
known to all men, that upon this present 4th day of 
March, 1766, the underwritten subscriber, Andreas 
Ilceniians, of Rhinebeok Precinct, in Duchess County, 
farmer, being aged and not in perfect health.'* " My 
funeral to be decent and Christianlike and without 
Pomp." I leave to Jan Heermans. Jr., eldest son of 



] ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 251 

my deceased son, Jan Heermans, 2 shillings for his 
Birthright, I leave to the five children of my deceased 
son Jan — ^viz., Jan, Abraham, Goze, Jacob, and Jaco- 
myntie, the farm with all its buildings, situated on 
the south side of the Wappenshe creek, equally, and my 
executors may sell the same when they think proper. 
I leave to my sons, Jacob, Gerrit, and Petrus, the Lot 
No. 6, out of the Lot No. 6, and ^ of Lot No. 8, out of 
said Lot No. 6, to be equally divided according to the 
number of acres and the goodness of the land, but so 
that each one do remain on their respective farms and 
dwelling house. I leave to my sons, Hendricus, Wil- 
helmus, Nicolas, and Philip, all the rest of my lands in 
Duchess County, so that each may remain on their farms 
and dwelling houses. I also leave them all farming 
utensils and horses. I leave to my daughters, Clara and 
Catharine, and to my deceased daughter Janety's son, 
Philip Heermans, £360, to be paid by my sons in three 
years. I leave my clothes to all my sons, and all the rest 
of my movable estate to all my children. I make my 
sons, Johns, Gerrit, Petrus, and Hendricus, executors. 
Witnesses, Cornelius Fynhart, Arent Fynhart, Chris- 
tian Shultz. Proved, March 6, 1769, before Anthony 
Hoffman, Jr., Surrogate. 

Page 16. — ^In the name of God, Amen. February 23, 
1769. I, William Boerum, of Brookland, in Kings 
County, on Nassau Island, being sick and weak. My 
executors are to sell all that certain piece of land of 
mine which lies on the west side of my orchard in the 
township of Brookland, And from the money they are 
to pay all debts and legacies, as they shall come due, 
which I am obliged to pay by virtue of my father's 
will dated October 2, 1766. I leave to my wife Geertie 
the use of all the rest of my estate until my youngest 
son Jacob is of age, for the support of all three of my 
children. But if she marries, she is to have the house- 
hold furniture, and have no further claim. My execu- 
tors may sell all the rest of my estate when my son 



252 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— USER 27. 

Jacob is of age, and the money to be paid to my wife 
and my three sons, William, Nicholas, and Jacob. I 
make my wife and my brother, Simon Boermn, and my 
brother-in-law, Cornelius Wynkoop, executors. 

Witnesses, John Suydam, Joseph Key, tailor, Bey- 
neer Suydam, carpenter. Proved, April 19, 1769. 

Page 18. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Gilbebt 
Forbes, of New York, merchant, being of sound mind. 
After payment of debts, I leave all the rest of my estate 
to my wife Philander and my eight children, Gilbert, 
William, Abraham, Jemima, Mary, Philander, Ann, 
and Catharine, " share and share alike, except £5 over 
and above to my son Gilbert.'' I make my wife, and my 
son Gilbert, and my friend, John Youngs, of New York, 
Schoolmaster, executors. 

Dated March 3, 1769. Witnesses, Jonathan Lau- 
rence, John Burt Syng, silversmith, Joseph Forbes. 
Proved, April 20, 1769. 

Page 20. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John- 
Welsh, of New York, mariner. After all debts are 
paid, I leave all my estate to my friend, Elizabeth 
Treaffe, of New York, and make her executor. 

Dated August 3, 1768. Witnesses, Edward Spence, 
John Forster. Proved, May 1, 1769. 

Page 22. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
Stevenson, of Albany, being sick. I leave to my 
daughter Sarah, wife of Col. Gabriel Christie, a negro 
wench, " Dian," in full of her part, she having already 
received her portion. I leave to my son James £2,000, 
to be paid in six months. All the rest of my estate, 
real and personal, I leave to my eldest son John, and 
make him executor. 

Dated November 4, 1763. Witnesses, Abraham H. 
Wendell, Luycas Vrit Buck, Peter Silvester. 

Codicil. — Having, since making my will, advanced 
for the use of my son James £1,100 Stirling, I leave 
to my son John all my estate. 



I ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 253 

Dated December 6, 1764. Witnesses, John McCrea, 
James Van Bensselaer, Henry B. Ten Eyck. Proved, 
March 29, 1769, before Peter Lansingh, "one of the 
Surrogates." 

Page 24. — In the name of God, Amen. July 4, 1759» 
I, Nicholas De Myer, of the Corporation of Kingston, 
in Ulster County, being in good health. I leave to my 
wife Elsie " all my cellar, kitchen, and room I now 
dwell in, and also the room overhead and garret, and 
also the small cellar adjoining to the cellar kitchen, and 
the use of my yard and garden, during her natural life, 
or as long as she remains my widow, and no longer." 
I also leave her a negro man and woman, and she is to 
have her choice of my slaves, and she is to have all 
household goods and furniture, such as beds, etc., for 
life, and then to my children. I also leave her £24 
yearly, " and the sowing of half a skipple of flax seed 
yearly on my farm where I now live, which seed shall 
be sowed by my son Benjamin." And she is also to 
have 8 pounds of wool, and two cows, with pasture and 
fodder for them ; Also her fire wood. " This is to be 
for the maintenance of my wife, hoping she will be sat- 
isfied with the same, in liew of dower." I leave to my 
son Wilhelmus a silver mugg, marked W. M. C, in 
consideration of his being my first born son. I also 
leave him £600, to be paid by my sons, Jeremiah and 
Benjamin; Also a negro boy, "Eobin," and a negro 
girl. I leave to my son Jeremiah all my lands lying to 
the northward of a certain small brook, "commonly 
called by the name of the Papa Weys Killitie," and 
extends north the full breadth of my tract of land. 
And the said brook is to be the boundary between my 
sons Jeremiah and Benjamin, as it runs and winds up 
from the Esopus Creek to the moimtains. I also leave 
him i of my meadows, which lyes to the westward of 
my Grist mill, "and commonly known as the Groote 
Vly and Kline Vly." My son Jeremiah is to have the 
use of a road over the lands to Kingston, "and also 



254 ABSTRACTS OF WILL&-LIBER 27. 

free liberty to ferry across Esopus Creek, where I now 
keep my Scow," Together with all boildingSy etc, and 
he is to pay yearly to my wife £8, and he is to pay to 
my son tVilhelmus £200. I leave to my son Benjamin 
all the lands I now live on, situate in the Corporation 
of Kingston* from a certain creek commonly called the 
Saagh Kill (or Saw Kill), and from thence the whole 
breadth of my land to the Papa Weys Kill, afore men- 
tioned; Also I of my meadow in the Groote Vly and 
Kline Vly ; ** Also a small lot of ground lying on the 
south side of Esopus Creek, where my Scow lays," To- 
gether with all the buildings; And he is to pay to nay 
wife £8 vearlv, and to allow her the use of the rooms 
mentioned and the other privileges named, And he is 
to ^viy to my son WUhelmus £400. And each of my 
sons is to pay 4 bushels of wheat yearly for Quit rent. 
I leave to my daughter Catharine, wife of Christopher 
Kierstede, all that certain house and lot in Eongston, 
bounded southeast by the street, northeast by the lot 
of Thomas Beekmau. southwest by the house lot of 
Evert Bogardus, deceased, and in the rear by other 
house lots: Also a certain bam and lot in E^ingston, 
•• orx>ssing the street opix>site to the house above men- 
tioned, and K^unded northwest by the street, northeast 
bv the lot of Robert G. IJvinc^ton. southeast bv a lot 
of Evert Bogarvlus, deceased, with all the buildings," 
And sl:e is to pay to my wife £S yearly. I also leave 
to my daughter Catharine i'UX\ I have already given 
her siuvi\ money, and several gvxxis and things. I 
leave to ir.y granddaughter IVK^rah a negro girl. I 
leave to :r.y sor.s all my waggv^ns, s'eigr.s. and farming 
utonsr.s^ •• ar.d hordes, \vw>? or Maok ^*a::>/* and sheep. 
I Iiiivo to ir,y sons ai^d u:y daughter Catharine all the 
Tv^st o: r. V ivrsor.a: vrxnvrtv: A^sv^ &*.'. :v.v lands which 
1 l^nvo ly a Kvrrair. ^iiwi at Sv*r.o:.ary. 1 tr^ke my sons, 
•Krw,*::\h avd lV:v,niv.ii:, axKi :vy son-in-law, Christo- 
vVor K^rstOvio, ox^vutons. 

^V•.:ros^^s, J.^vvV l^,:rhar.s. llor.vir:ov.s Post. Abra- 
ham*. ;lasrr\>uok. 



ABOTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 255 

Codicil. — "I, Nicholas Db Myeb, near the Esopus 
Creek." February 10, 1766, I leave to my son Jere- 
miah and to my grandson, Nicholas Kierstede, each a 
negro boy. 

Witnesses, Laurence Salisbury, Willem Kiffer, John 
Walker. Proved, February 20, 1769, before Joseph 
Gasherie, Esq. 

[Note. — Nicholas De Myer was a descendant of 
Nicholas De Myer who was Mayor of New York, 1676. 
— W. S. P.] 

Page 31. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Mabtin 
De Lamater, of Marbletown, in IFlster County, being 
weak and sick, this October 18, 1768. I leave to my 
wife the use of all my estate during her life or widow- 
hood. I leave to my son Jacob the farm on which I now 
live, "to the southwest, west, and northwest of my 
dwelling house, and extending so far as the Bottle 
bergh," including the land that lies there. And he is to 
pay to my 5 daughters and my grandson £600, viz., 
Elizabeth, Margaret, Maria, Bata, and Hester, and my 
grandson, Moses Cantine, Jr., son of my daughter 
Geertye, deceased. I also leave to my said daughters 
and grandson the remainder of all my lands, of which 
" one tract lies at Shanandore, and another tract lies 
at a place called Laggewack, some distance below Cas- 
hicton on the west side of the Delaware river, and 
bounding on the same," Another parcel lies at Marble- 
town at the Strene Kill, and another parcel at the 
Beaver Kill. I leave to my daughters, Elizabeth, Mar- 
garet, Maria, and Bata, each a negro slave, and the 
same to my daughter Hester and to my grandson, also 
to my son Jacob. The rest of the negroes (3) to my 
wife. I leave to my daughter Elizabeth £100, to be 
paid by my son Jacob; Also £100 each to my other 
daughters, and to my grandson, Moses Cantine, Jr., 
£100 ; To my son Jacob all farming utensils and horses. 
All the rest to my children. 

Witnesses, Petrus Dumond, Cornelius Bogart, Chris- 



266 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBKR 27- 

topher De Witt. I make my son John and my sons-in- 
law, Abraham Cantine and Conrad Du Bois, executors. 
Proved, December 26, 1768. 

Page 34. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Brown, Jr., of New York, merchant After all debts 
and funeral charges are paid, I leave to my beloved 
aunt, Sarah Brown, now or late of Scropers Court, 
Holboum Hill, London, £100 Stirling. I leave to my 
sister, Ann Smith, widow, my two chests and contents 
for the use of her two sons. My executors are to sell 
all the rest and put the money at interest for my sister, 
Ann Smith, during her life, and then to her son, Rich- 
ard Smith, and to my 3 cousins, Sarah, Susanah, and 
Richard Brown, children of my aunt Sarah. I make 
my father, Thomas Brown, of London, aijd my friends, 
John Troup, of Jamaica, in Queens County, and Will- 
iam Talman, of New York, executors. 

Dated June 3, 1765. Witnesses, Aaron Stockholm, 
Benjamin Payne, Jr. Proved, May 22, 1769, before 
Francis Child, Esq. 

Page 36.—" On the 29 day of October, 1764, I, Jacob 
Hicks, of Hempstead, in Queens County, do make this 
my last Will." I leave to my wife and to my son, 
Charles Hicks, the use of all my lands and meadows, so 
long as my wife remains my widow, and then to my son 
Charles, And he is to pay to my son James £350, in 
eleven payments; He is also to pay to my daughter, 
Elizabeth Johns, £50. I leave to my son Charles a 
negro boy, " Will " ; To my daughter, Hannah Seaman, 
£20 ; To my daughters, Abigail and Mary Hicks, £200 
and 8 cows. I leave the use of all the rest to my wife 
and my son Charles. If my wife see cause to marry, 
I give her £100 and my best bed and furniture. I 
leave to my son Charles the two best horses and my 
waggons, etc. The rest of my movables to my wife 
and my three daughters. I make my brother, John 
Hicks, and my son-in-law, David Seaman, executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Prior, Stephen Hicks, Patrick 




ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 257 

Mott Proved, March 25, 1769, before Henry Dawson, 
Surrogate. 

Page 38. — "I, Samuel Bowne, of Flushing, in 
Queens County, being this 26 day of the 5th month, 
according to the new style 1753, well in health." My 
executors are to pay all debts. I leave to my well- 
beloved wife Sarah her choice of bed and household 
furniture, and a negro girl, "Asabilla," and J of all 
movables, also a negro man, " Finn," during her widow- 
hood, and the use of i of my lands. I leave to my two 
daughters, Sarah and Abigail, £50 each, to make them 
equal with what I have given to my daughter, Mary 
Farrington. The rest of my movables I leave to my 
three daughters. I leave to my grandson, Willett Bowne, 
" a piece of land lying south of the public road, that 
was formerly called Bloodgood's land, being 50 or 60 
acres." If he dies, then I leave it to my sons, James 
and Samuel. The same is to be hired out for his sup- 
port, but not to cut the timber. "I leave to my son 
Samuel a piece of land at the west end of my land, 
being 35 acres, lying on the north side of the road lead- 
ing from Town to the Plains." I leave to my son James 
all the rest of my lands and buildings in Flushing, and 
one share of salt meadow below Benjamin Thome's. 
I leave to my son Samuel a piece of salt meadow near 
Wentworth's mills, being 8J acres. My son James is 
to pay to my three daughters £50 eadi. I make my 
wife and my sons, James and Samuel, executors. 

Witnesses, Matthew Prior, John Cock, Samuel Willis. 
Proved, April 4, 1769. 

Page 41. — In the name of God, Amen. December 31, 
1768. I, William Van Duyn, of Newtown, in Queens 
County. All debts and funeral expenses to be paid by 
iny executors out of what money I leave or give to my 
two daughters, so that the same shall be paid by them, 
viz., Catharine, wife of Jacob Eemsen, and Maghteltie, 
the now wife of Abraham Eemsen. I leave to my two 



258 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— USER 27. 

grandsons, William and Dominicus Van Duyn, the sons 
of Cornelius Van Duyn, all that certain tract of land 
or farm, with the improvements, in Newtown, as may 
appear hy deeds, and whereon they now live, And all 
my right to the lands and meadows at South, lying in 
the bounds of Jamaica, The said farm to be equally 
divided by a line running from the road that leads from 
Newtown to Jamaica South, about a southwesterly 
course through the said land, and William is to have 
the part on the southwest side joining the road, with 
the house and buildings, I also give him 4 acres of 
wood land, over and above his half of said farm, which 
4 acres lies joining to the side of the farm which I give 
to him. The other half of said farm I leave to my 
grandson, Dominicus Van Duyn. I also give to my 
two grandsons all the land I have at the South side in 
Jamaica, with all the privileges. And when my grand- 
son William comes of age, he shall pay to his sister, 
Ariantie Van Duyn, £250. And when my grandson 
Dominicus comes of age, he shall pay to his sister 
Janattie £250. All the movables on said farm to be 
divided between them. I leave to my grandson William 
my gray horse and saddle and bridle, " if I do not dis- 
pose of them myself," And they are to provide a suffi- 
cient maintenance for their two sisters until they are 
18. " And they shall provide a reasonable maintenance 
for old John Murphy during his life, if he choose to 
remain in the place." My executors are to sell a piece 
of 8 acres of woodland lying in the Hills, and is bounded 
north by Dowe Van Duyn, west by John Suydam, south 
by heirs of Cornelius Van Duyn, And if it brings less 
than £600, the amount is to be made up out of the land 
left to William and Dominicus; And I leave the said 
£600 to my two daughters, Catharine Remsen and 
Maghteltie Remsen. I leave to my son, Dowe Van 
Duyn, all that certain tract of farm whereon he and I 
now live, as may appear by a deed from me to him. And 
all my land and meadows which I lately purchased at 
vendue from the estate of Gabriel Furman ; Also a cer- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— USER 27. 269 

tain piece of meadow joining the same, which I reserved 
for my own use. " I also give to my son Dowe my part 
in the large Canoe at South," Also a case of bottles and 
a cross cut saw. All the rest of my estate I leave to my 
two daughters. "I leave to my grandson, William 
Eemsen, son of Abraham Remsen, my little Canoe at 
South, with all the rigging and fish car, and my carpen- 
ter's chest." " I leave to my grandson William, son of 
Cornelius Van Duyn, my waggons and pleasure Sleigh, 
and my little Canoe at home." I leave to my grandson 
Cornelius, son of Dowe Van Duyn, my large Dutch 
Bible and my fowling piece and small gun. " I leave 
to my grandson Aert, son of Dowe Van Duyn, a French 
Buckaneer [sword] now in possession of his father," 
Also my iron bound large chest, and my Dictionary and 
all other books, and my walking cane (the best), and 
my Holsters and pistols. I make my son Dowe, and 
my sons-in-law, Jacob and Abraham Remsen, and Fal- 
kert Rapalye and his son Teunis, executors. " Before 
signing, I give to my son Dowe the privilege of a land- 
ing called Brasses Landing." 

Witnesses, Abraham Remsen, Rem Remsen, Nicho- 
las Remsen. Proved, April 5, 1769. 

Page 45. — "I, Simeon Crookeb, of Oyster Bay, in 
Queens County, being under weakness of body, do this 
13 of March, 1769, make this my last will to dispose of 
those outward things that God in his mercy has been 
pleased to favor me with." My executors are to sell 
my house, bam, and 8 acres of land, bounded east by 
highway, north by Micajah Townsend, west by land 
of my father, Samson Crooker, deceased, and south by 
Jacobus Lyster; Also 3 acres of woodland I bought of 
my sister Sarah, joining the same. I leave to my wife 
Mary all the household goods she brought to me. My 
executors may sell the rest of personal property, and 
the proceeds to be paid to my wife and my 4 children 
[not named] when of age. I make Yoost Monfoort, 
and Abraham Vanderbilt, and my wife, executors. 



260 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Witnesses, Peter Lyster, Thomas Thome, Thomas 
Stivears, blacksmith. Proved, April 6, 1769. 

Page 46. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Sarah 
Cornell, of Hempsted, in Queens County, being now 
well in health. I leave to my son, Thomas Cornell, JE5. 
My executors are to retain in their hands as much 
money as will purchase the several half dozens of 
silver Tablespoons which are hereafter mentioned, and 
give them to my granddaughters, viz., Mary Walters, 
Elizabeth Walters, and Hannah Walters, the children 
of my daughter, Sarah Walters, And to my grand- 
daughters, Sarah and Phebe Tolman, children of my 
daughter, Phebe Tolman, And to my granddaughters, 
Sarah and Mary Thome, the children of my daughter, 
Martha Thome, and to my granddaughters, Phebe and 
Sarah Tredwell, children of my daughter, Peggy Tred- 
well. To each of these grandchildren I leave i dozen 
Silver Table Spoons. All the rest of my estate I leave 
to my 4 daughters. I make my friends, Valentine 
Hewlet Peters, Esq., Capi Jacob Mott, and my brother, 
Samuel Doughty, executors. 

Dated May 15, 1765. Witnesses, John Hicks, Silas 
Hicks, Jacob Hicks. Proved, May 16, 1769. [Silas 
and Jacob Hicks were Quakers.] 

Page 48. — In the name of God, Amen. July 12, 
1759. I, Charles Hardenbebgh, of Kingston, in XJlster 
County, being weak and sick. " I desire to be buried 
in decent Christian burial." All debts to be paid. My 
executors may sell any part of my real or personal 
estate, as shall seem meet and expedient, to pay debts. 
" And if there are found suflBcient effects to discharge 
all just debts without selling of all those effects which 
my dear and well-beloved wife Catharine has brought 
to me, then I bequeath to my wife all her wearing ap- 
parell, bedding, bed clothes, or whatever other goods or 
furniture she brought to me." After debts and funeral 
charges are paid and children brought up, all the rest 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS—LIBER 27. 261 

I leave to my children, Johanes and Catharine. I make 
my father, Johanes Hardenbergh, and my father-in- 
law, Petrus Smedus, executors. 

Witnesses, Adam Persen, tailor, Wilhelmus Mancius, 
Dirck Wynkoop, Jr., merchant Proved, May 11, 1769. 

Page 50. — In the name of God, Amen. July 1, 1766. 
I, Johanes Jansen, Jr., of Marbletown, in Ulster 
County. I leave to my wife Geertie all my whole estate, 
to he/and her heirs and assigns. I n^ake my wife and 
my brother-in-law, Benjamin Rosa, executors. 

Witnesses, Sarah Sleght, Willem Eltinge, Hannah 
Sleght. Proved, April 11, 1769. 

Page 52. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Jacob 
Vanderbilt, of Richmond County, innkeeper, "being 
sick and weak, but of sound mind. Blessed be God for 
it, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to 
Dye, do this 22 day of August, 1768, make and publish 
this my last will and Testament." " My Body to be 
buried in a decent like and Christian maimer." "In 
the first place, my executors are to sell the land below 
the road, except the land I gave my wife a deed for," 
And as much movable estate and other land as will pay 
all debts. I leave to my wife Mary the land below the 
road which I gave her a deed for, being 4 acres ; Also 
my bay mare and riding chair, and my best bed, and 
her choice of my Looking Glasses. I leave to my eldest 
son Jacob «£25, " as in full bar to his pretence as being 
Heir at Law to my estate." I leave to my wife Mary 
the use of all my estate during her widowhood, and then 
to be sold. I leave to my children, Jacob, John, Doro- 
thy, Oliver, Joseph, and Cornelius, £25 each. If there 
is any remainder, I leave it to my children, Jacob, 
Elendor, John, Dorothy, Oliver, Joseph, and Cornelius. 
I make my wife, and my son Jacob, and Tunis Egberts, 
clerk, executors. 

Witnesses, Richard Crips, shoemaker, Abram Bar- 
bank, John Watts. Proved, February 24, 1769, before 
Benjamin Seaman. 




262 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 27. 

Page 54. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Robbbt 
Cabskadan, of the Precinct of New Windsor, in Ulster 
Comity. October 25, 1768. All debts to be paid by 
my heirs. I leave to my son Andrew the east end of 
the farm I now live on, from the east line or bomidary 
to the main ditch, or drain, that is cut or runs through 
my part of the Drowned meadow. I leave to my son , 
John all the west end of my farm, from the said drain 
or ditch to the west line or boundary, with the build- 
ings. And all my farming utensils when he is 21. I also 
leave him £30 out of the «£60 bond due to me from 
Caleb Wily. I leave the other £30 to my sons, Eobert, 
Thomas, and Andrew, and to my grandson, Caleb Wily. 
The interest due on said bond I leave to my grandson, 
William Carskadon. " I have received but £5 of scud 
interest, and he promised to pay to Capt. John Weasner 
the sum of £3, which makes £8 if paid." I leave to 
my daughters, Margory and Lidia Jain, each a bed and 
furniture. All the rest of my beds I leave to my son 
John, " with all my common or every day wearing ap- 
parell. I give my black coat to my son Robert, and my 
black Jacoat and Breeches to my son Andrew." "I 
leave to Joseph Peterson the chest that he brought 
from the Havanah." I leave to my brother, Gteorge 
Carskadan, a horse and cow ; To my son Andrew a yoke 
of oxen, 2 cattle, 6 sheep, and ^ of my hogs (the best 
excepted for my brother George to kill), to enable him 
to pay off the £50 due on debt for the farm. " My son 
John is to permit my son Andrew to make 6 barrels 
of Syder yearly for 7 years, and apples for his family." 
To my sons all domestic utensils, and Andrew is to have 
the use of them while they are in partnership or live 
together. I make my friends, Patrick McClaghry and 
James McClaghry, Esq., executors. 

Witnesses, David Parshall, Robert Carskadan, Will- 
iam Gage. Proved, March 22, 1769. 

Page 57. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Neal 
GiLLASpy, of the Precinct of Wallkill, Ulster County, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 263 

yeoman, being sick, this March 4, 1769. "Whereas I 
was a proprietor in a Patent of land called the Scotch 
Patent, or Argyle Patent, and one of the Trustees of 
the same, wherefore upon a Division of the said Patent 
I was obliged, with the other Trustees, to convey my 
part of said Patent to some one in Trust. I confided 
in my son, Neal Gillaspy, and he is now vested with 
the deeds, dated January 15, 1765, and executed by 
myself and Duncan Bead, Peter Middletown, Archibald 
Campbell, and Alexander McNachten, Trustees in said 
Patent, for 453 acres." I will that my son Neal shall 
make over by deed to my son Daniel 100 acres, To my 
wife 100 acres. To my daughter Cashy (or Cattie), 
wife of William Goodson (or Goodjen), 100 acres; 
And the Lot of 45 acres, laid out for a Town Lot in 
said Patent, my son Neal shall by deed of Trust make 
over to some one for my grandson Gilbert, son of my 
son Daniel. If my son Neal does this, then I leave him 
his share of my estate as hereafter mentioned. 

My farm where I now dwell, with all the utensils, to 
be sold by my executors, and all debts to be paid, and 
also the debts of my son Daniel. From the remainder, 
^ is to be paid to my wife (and she is to pay £20 to my 
daughter Cashy, wife of William Goodson), J to my 
son Daniel, and J to my son Neal. I leave to my sons, 
Daniel and Neal, and my daughter Cashy certain cattle. 
"I leave to my wife and children each their wearing 
apparell." "Whereas I purchased Lot 62, in said 
Scotch Patent, of Mary Beaton for £60, and whereas 
my kinsman Alexander Campbell came to this country 
upon encouragement given him by me, I leave him all 
the said Lot of 300 acres, and he is to pay the «£60, with 
interest, in 7 years." I make my wife, and my good 
friend, Alexander Kidd, and David Jager, executors, 
and my trusty friend, Cadwallader Colden, Jr., over- 
seer. 

Dated March 4, 1769. Witnesses, Thomas Beatty, 
Samuel Haines, Archibald McNeal. Proved, March 31, 
1769, before George Clinton. 



264 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Page 61. — ^In the name of God, Amen, January 
10, 1758. I, EiCHARD Howell, of Sonthold, SufPolk 
County, yeoman, being infirm and weakly. " I leave to 
my beloved wife Prudence such a part of my estate as 
the Law directs or allows her, and no more." I leave 
to my only son Eichard all my personal estate, except 
what is given to his mother-in-law [ stepmother t]. I 
leave to the children of my deceased daughter, Deborah 
Doddy [Doughty t], £5 each when of age; To the chil- 
dren of my deceased daughter, Sarah Penny, £5 when 
18; To my daughter, Dorothy Conkling, £7; To my 
daughter, Hannah Ketcham, «£10; To my daughter, 
Abigail Horton, 5 shillings. My son Eichard is to pay 
all debts and legacies. I make my trusty and well- 
beloved friend, Nathaniel Wells, and my son Eichard, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Deborah Fanning, James Fanning, Jr., 
Zophar Howell. Proved, April 7, 1769, before Jared 
Landon. 

Page 63. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Daniel 
TuTHiLL, Jr., of Southold, in Suffolk County. I leave 
to my son John, Heir of my body, my dwelling house 
and land adjoining, and meadow belonging to said lands 
(except my land known by the name of Short Lots, and 
15 acres adjoining thereto, eastward, and running from 
the bay northward, square with the Short Lots; Also 
the salt meadow already fenced, and to be kept in fence 
by my son John, suflBcient to mow 4 loads of salt hay. 
All of which I give to my fourth son, Jonathan Tut- 
hill). I leave to my second son, Peter Tuthill, i of my 
land on Plumb Island, with half the buildings, and he 
is to pay «£100 to my executors. I leave to my third 
son, Rufus Tuthill, the other half of my lands on Plumb 
Island, with the buildings, and he is to pay £100. I 
leave to my fifth son, Daniel Tuthill, £200 when of age. 
I leave to rav wife Mehitabel the rest of movable estate 
and my Indian Neck land during her natural life. The 
Indian Neck land may be sold if my wife desires, but 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 265 

the money to be paid for her use. After her death, 
all movable estate to my daughters, Mehitabel Bailey, 
Abigail Sims, and Hannah Tuthill, and my grand- 
daughter, Hannah Hutchinson. My executors are to 
sell the woodland I bought of Joshua Budd. " My wife 
is to have the use of as much of my house as she wants." 
I require my son John to refund back or give up a 
deed I gave him for part of Plumb Island. If he does 
not, I leave all that I have left to him to my sons, Peter 
and Eufus, except 5 shillings. I make Timothy Wells 
and my wife, executors, and Timothy Wells is to have 
£b York Money for his services. 

Dated November 11, 1768. Witnesses, Robert Hemp- 
sted, Ezra L'Hommedieu, Samuel Hutchinson, Physi- 
cian. Proved, November 19, 1769. 

Page 65. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Bichabd 
Williams, of Hempsted, in Queens County, blacksmith, 
being in perfect health. August 14, 1757. " First, I 
desire that my Homestead and land that is by neighbor 
Searings be reserved and kept for the use and bringing 
up of all my children." The land I bought of the ex- 
ecutors of Samuel Mott and the land I bought of Jo- 
seph Mott to be sold. I leave to my wife «£100, and the 
use of «£100 more, during widowhood; Also a negro 
girl, " Mary^" and a good feather bed ; To my son Eich- 
ard a negro boy, " Peter," and a colt and my new sad- 
dle, and i of my shop and tools; To my daughters, 
Mary and Elizabeth, my black horse and side saddle, 
and to each a feather bed ; To my son Jacob a colt and 
saddle, and ^ of my shop and tools. I leave to my sons, 
Jacob, William, and Austin, and my granddaughter 
Esther, "and to my child that is yet unborn," £20 
each. The rest of movable property to all my chil- 
dren. I make my brother, John Williams, and my 
brother-in-law, John Hicks, and my son Bichard, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Francis Davenport, Anna Valentine, John 
Frenchard. Proved, April 22, 1769. 



266 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Page 69.—" This 5 day of February, 1764. I, Wili/- 
lAM Kjrk, of Hempsted Harbor, being weak in body." 
After debts are paid, I leave to my son Eichard all my 
real estate and farming utensils, 2 horses, " and the 
bed which I commonly lye on," and all my grain. I 
leave to my daughter Jerusha £80, and the use of the 
northwest bedroom in my house while she is unmarried, 
and no longer. I leave to my daughter Jemima £30, 
and to my executors £50 for her use and that of her 
children, and she is to have the whole if left a widow. 
I make my son Kichard and my friends, Hendrick On- 
derdonk and James Mott, executors. 

Witnesses, Michael Mudge, Quaker, Eichard Valen- 
tine, Jr., Israel Pearsall. Proved, May 16, 1769. 

Page 69. — "I, Eichard Hallett, of Newtown, in 
Queens County, being this 26 of the 8 month, 1768, far 
advanced in years, but my understanding good and my 
memory as good as can be expected considering my 
Age." All debts to be paid by my sons, Thomas and 
Israel. I leave to my grandson, Jonah Hallett, 5 shil- 
lings; To my daughter, Amy Shotwell, £50; To my 
daughter, Lydia Shotwell, £50. My son Thomas is to 
pay to my son Israel £25. My negro man " James " to 
be free, and is to be supported by my sons, if unable to 
support himself. I leave to my two sons all my wearing 
apparell; To my daughter Amy six silver spoons; To 
my son Thomas my largest Bible, The rest of my Books 
to my four children ; To my sons all farming utensils, 
and the rest of my movables to my daughters. I leave to 
my son, Thomas Hallett, my dwelling house, buildings, 
and orchard, and tlie north part of my farm, to extend 
south so as to make one-half. I leave to my son, Israel 
Hallett, tlie south part of my land, where he now lives, 
with the dwelling house and buildings, Also the orchard 
near where he lives. I leave to my sons all fresh and 
salt meadows, and make them executors. 

Witnesses, Henry Haydock, Isaac Martin, Samuel 
Willis. Proved, July 22, 1769. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 267 

Page 71. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, William 
Warner, of Phillipsburgh, in Westchester County, be- 
ing very sick. I leave to my wife Dorothy the posses- 
sion of i of my farm I now live on, and the benefit of 
i during her widowhood ; Also a negro man and woman, 
and 4 cows, 2 horses, 10 sheep, and household furni- 
ture ; To my son John the possession of ^ my farm, and 
the other half after the death of my wife ; " Also my 
salt meadow lying on York Island," and a negro boy; 
To my son Matthias £30; To my daughter Susanah 
£30; To my son Abraham £10. I leave to my son 
Matthias i of all my property on Minefords Island and 
a negro boy ; To my son Abraham the other half of my 
property on Minefords Island and a negro boy ; To my 
daughters, Ann, wife of William Betts, Jr., and Betsey, 
each a negro girl and £10, and the same to my daugh- 
ter Dorothy. All the rest to be sold and divided among 
my children. I make my wife and my sons, John and 
Matthias, executors. 

Dated March 15, 1769. Witnesses, Charles Warner, 
George Hadley, John Cregier, Physician. Proved, 
April 27, 1769. 

Page 74. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
CoBNELL, of Eockaway, in Queens County, being weak 
in body, this 17 of September, 1766. I leave to n^y three 
sons, Thomas, Whitehead, and Benjamin, all my dwell- 
ing house, lands, and meadows, and real estate at Eock- 
away, where I now live; "Also an 8 shilling right in 
the common or undivided lands in Hempsted ; " But in 
case any of my lands should appear to be under an 
entail, and my son Thomas, as heir at law, should take 
advantage thereof, he shall have no share in the other 
part. My executors are to sell my messuage, grist mill, 
and all my lands and meadows in Jamaica, and from 
the money, all debts to be paid, and the rest to my sons 
and my daughter Helena, and my wife is to have charge 
of her share for her bringing up and education, and 
my wife is to have the use of my estate at Eockaway 



268 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS—LIBER 27. 

till my sons are of age, And she is to have the privi- 
leges in the house that my mother has by virtue of my 
father's will. If she marries, her privileges are to 
cease. I make my wife and my honored father-in-law, 
Benjamin Whitehead, and my son Thomas, executors. 
Witnesses, Mary Whitehead, Joseph Field, Benja- 
min Hinchman. Proved, March 6, 1767, before Thomas 
Braine, Esq. Confirmed, June 27, 1769. 

Page 77. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Green, of New York, mariner, being in good health. 
After all debts are paid, I leave all the rest to my wife 
Phebe, and make her executor. 

Dated August 30, 1762. Witnesses, John Johnston, 
merchant, Philip Brown. Proved, in Westchester 
County, March 13, 1769. 

Page 78. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Mary 
Farrington, of Flushing, in Queens County, spinster. 
May 5, 1769. All debts to be paid by my executors. 
I leave to my cousin [nephew], Benjamin Farrington, 
son of my brother Benjamin, deceased, all my messuage 
and dwelling house and land where I now live in Flush- 
ing. I leave to my niece, Sarah Farrington, daughter 
of my brother William, all my wearing linnen and a 
looking glass and a bilsted box. I leave to my cousins, 
Joana Thome and Patty Thome, each a pair of my 
finest sheets. I leave to my sister-in-law, Deborah Far- 
rington, and her daughter Hannah, my bed and furni- 
ture. My executors are to sell all the lest at vendue, 
and after paying debts, I leave to my cousin, Mary 
Thome, £10, and the rest to my brother, William Far- 
rington. I make my cousin, Mary Thome, and my 
sister-in-law, Deborah Farrington, executors. 

Witnesses, John Field, Jr., James Burling, Anne 
Borden. Proved, June 20, 1769. 

Page 80. — In the name of God, Amen. February 
24, 1769. I, John Gedney, being sick and weak. My 



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executors are to sell all my estate, real and personal, 
and pa;y all debts. I leave to my second daughter Sybil 
£20 when of age. All the rest to my children, Martha 
Covert, Sybil, Bartholemew, Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, 
and John. I make Bartholemew Gedney, of White 
Plains, and Elisha Covert, of the Manor of Cortlandt, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Stephen Huestis, David Kiiap, Joseph 
Strong. Proved, in Westchester County, March 28, 
1769. 

Page 82. — Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, Governor, etc. 
Whereas the will of Daniel Betts, of Queens County, 
merchant, wks proved July 29, 1762, before Thomas 
Braine, Esq., And whereas on October 19, 1762, 
Administration was granted to Richard Betts, Jacob 
Field, and Thomas Betts. Administration is now 
granted to Deborah Smith, late Deborah Betts. July 
30, 1769. 

Page 83. — ^In the name of God, Amen. Be it known 
and manifest unto all that I, John Frans Walter, 
formerly of Germany, but now of New York, carpenter, 
being sick. I leave all my estate to my wife during her 
widowhood, and then to my six children, Wilhelmus, 
Johanes, Marytie, Eva, Elizabeth, and Catharine. I 
make my wife and my friends, John Repel and Willem 
Tophelsdorf, executors. My executors may sell my 
house and lot. 

Dated July 13, 1742. Witnesses, Jacob Goelet, John 
Sake, Jacob Peter Snider. Proved, July 1, 1769. 

Upon afl5davit of Elizabeth Eylander, sister of the 
testator, John Frans Walter, as to handwriting. 

Also affidavit of Jacob Goelet, nephew of Jacob Goe- 
let, the witness, who testifies that the said Jacob Goelet 
is yet living in New York, " but of unsound mind and 
memory, so that he is utterly incapable of giving his 
Testimony upon any Subject." 

Also affidavit of William Cordlwis, of New York, 



270 ' ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Pot baker, as to John Peter Snider, who was dead, as 
also was John Sake. 

Page 85. — In the name of God, Amen. April 29, 
1769. I, Abraham Valentine, of the Yonkers, in 
Westchester County, being sick. I leave to my wife 
Deborah a negro wench, 4 cows, 10 sheep, 1 horse, and 
the right to live in my house during widowhood; Also 
all household goods; To my daughter Susanah £60 
when 18 ; To my daughter Dorothy £30. I leave to my 
sons, Gilbert and Abraham, all my real estate in East 
Chester, and oxen and horses to maintain my family, 
and then to them equally. I make my sons executors. 

Witnesses, Elisha Barton, Jr., Anthony Archer, Cor- 
nelius McCarthy. Proved, June 3, 1769. 

Page 87. — In the name of God, Amen. I, David 
Gomez, of New York, merchant, being of perfect mind. 
" I commit my Soul to Almighty God my Creator. I 
humbly resign my body to the Earth." " I leave to my 
brother, Isaac Gomez, my part of the silver ornaments 
or Eemeniems of the Five Books of Moses which I had 
by my deceased wife out of the estate of my mother-in- 
law, Mrs. Sebenah De Lyon." I leave to the Synagogue 
of this city £10. All my estate to be sold. I leave to 
my nephew, Matthias Gomez, son of my brother Isaac, 
£150. After legacies are paid, I leave the rest to my 
brothers, Daniel, Isaac, and Benjamin, each J, and J to 
my niece Esther, wife of Moses Gomez, son of Daniel, 
and to my niece Rachel, wife of Matthias Gomez, son 
of Isaac, and to Mordecai Gomez, son of Isaac Moses, 
Jr., deceased. I make my brothers executors. 

Dated April 5, 1765. Witnesses, William Butler, 
Thomas Pearsall, James Parsons. Proved, August 
14, 1769. 

Page 89. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Garret 
Cosine, of New York, trader. I leave to my wife 
Elizabeth £100, and all the goods she brought with her ; 
Also a silver milk pot, and my watch for her son, Rob- 



ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 27. 271 

ert Miller. If she does not resign her dower, I leave 
the above to my son Walter and my daughter, Catha- 
rine Gilbert. I leave to my son Walter a silver lankard 
and tea pot, 4 silver Table Spoons, a silver pepi>er 
box and a Silver Porringer, and all my wearing ap- 
parell, and my House Clock and my bed, and a negro 
woman and all my tools for candle making. I leave to 
my daughter Catharine a silver tankard, marked G. C, 
and a silver tea pot, silver sugar box and cover of sil- 
ver, 6 silver Table spoons, 6 tea spoons, silver tea tongs, 
silver mugg, and silver Punch ladle, and a Mahogany 
Dining Table and Mahogany Card Table, and Looking 
glass. My executors to sell all real estate. I make my 
loving children, Walter Cosine and William W. Gilbert, 
and my friend, William Wickham, executors. 

Dated November 24, 1768. Witnesses, Cornelius 
Sebring, Zacharias Sickles, Barent Sebring. Proved, 
August 17, 1769. 

Page 91. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Baptist Van Eensselaer, of the Manor of Bensselaer- 
wyck, in Albany County, Gentleman, being weak in 
body. I leave all my lands which I have at Hosack 
and elsewhere, and my house and lot in Albany, and 
all other real estate, to the children of Adonijah Schuy- 
ler, late of New York, deceased, and to the children of 
John Schuyler, of Second Eiver, in New Jersey, To 
them and their heirs. Excepting the lot of ground now 
in tenure of Jacob Quack, which I give to Peter Lans- 
ing, of Albany. I leave to John Banker all the rents 
due to me from him. I also leave him the privilege 
of sawing 100 logs yearly in my Saw mill, standing on 
Normans Kill. I leave to Adam Vrooman the same 
privilege, and they are each to pay £4 yearly. I make 
James Stevenson and John Schuyler and Oliver De 
Lancey, executors. 

Dated April 25, 1763. Witnesses, Jacob Ecker, Rob- 
ert Ward, Robert Yates. Proved, May 9, 1763, in 
Albany, before John De Peyster, Esq. 



272 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Confirmed, August 17, 1769, and the executors hav- 
ing resigned, John Schuyler, Jr., of New York, mer- 
chant, was appointed executor. 

Page 93. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Jackson, late of the Island of Jamaica, but now of New 
York, being sick and weak. " My will and desire is 
that after my death my Body may be decently buried, 
with as little Cost, charges, and expenses as possible." 
After all debts are paid, I leave to my son, Thomas 
Jackson, of Jamaica, Practitioner in Physick and Sur- 
geon, 1 Shilling, Stirling, in bar to his claim as heir at 
law. I also leave to my sons, Thomas and John, both 
of Jamaica, each one Shilling, in full of all claim. I 
leave to my daughter, Fanny Jackson, of Jamaica, 
50,000 feet of mahogany, being part of 70,000 feet se- 
cured to be paid to me on demand by obligation signed 
by Richard Armstrong, of the Bay of Honduras, mer- 
chant, and left in the hands of my attorney, Roger Gale, 
of the Bay of Honduras. I leave to my son Richard 
20,000 feet of mahogany, being part of the same. All 
the rest of my estate in the Bay of Honduras I leave 
to my daughter Fanny and son Richard. All the rest 
of my estate in the Island of Jamaica or Ireland to my 
children, Samuel Chambers Jackson, Richard Jackson, 
and Fanny Jackson. If my daughter Fanny dies under 
age, her share is to go to my children, Samuel Cham- 
bers Jackson, Richard Jackson, and Sarah Jackson. 
To my son Richard and daughter Fanny each a bed. 
All my property in the Bay of Honduras is to be 
shipped and consigned to Mr. John Franklin and Com- 
pany in New York, and from the proceeds of the Ma- 
hogany and Logwood left to my daughter Fanny they 
shall purchase a cargo fitting for the Island of Jamaica, 
and send the same, consigned to my executors, for her 
benefit. I make Roger Gale and Dr. Joseph Crosswell, 
of Jamaica, and John Brammer, Sr., Esq., of Jamaica, 
executors. 

Dated January 19, 1769. Witnesses, David Dickson, 




ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBBR 27. 273 

Christopher Boosevelt, John Blagge. Proved, March 
11, 1769. And the executors not being within this 
Province, Temporary Letters of Administration are 
granted to his son, Eichard Jackson, of New York, 
Gentleman. 

Page 97. — ^In the name of God, Amen. May 27, 
1769. I, Jacobus Monfobt, of Hempsted, in Queens 
County, being sick and infirm. I leave to my wife 
Elshe £500, and 2 young negroes, " Bell and Ben," and 
two best feather beds, and my riding chair and best 
horse, and bed linnen, and £25 worth of household 
goods, at her choice for her to keep house with ; Also 
9 Silver Table spoons and 6 Tea spoons; "Also £12, 
to purchase a new Eiding Chair." I leave to Mary, 
wife of Luke Cummins, £10 ; To my cousin, John Mon- 
f ort, all jny wearing apparell ; To my brother Peter 10 
shillings, " to cut him from being Heir to my estate " ; 
To Martin Schenck, Sr., a negro boy. All the rest to 
be sold by executors, and all debts and legacies paid, 
and I leave the remainder to my brother Peter's chil- 
dren, viz., Ida, John, Conneghty, Sarah, Peter, Abram, 
and Jacobus, And to the children of my brother Abra- 
ham, viz., Mary, Ida, Ann, and Peter, And to Peter 
Leyster's children, viz., Winne, John, Peter, Jacobus, 
Sarah, Jenny, and Alke, And to the children of Abra- 
ham Garrison, viz., Garret, Charity, and John, And to 
the children of Eoeloff Schenck, viz.. Marten, Ida, 
Elizabeth, Nelly, John, Abram, Sarah, and Peter. I 
make my cousin, John Monf ort, and John Leyster, of 
Cedar Swamp, and Abraham Schenck, son of Eoeloff, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Eoeloff Schenck, Mary Seaman, Luke 
Cummins. Proved, August 12, 1769. 

Page 99. — " Be it reruembered, that on the 21 of July, 
1763, 1, Timothy Cabpenteb, of North Castle, in West- 
chester County, being in good health." Executors to 
pay all debts. I leave to my wife Phebe my best bed 



274 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

and best cow, and as mnch of my movable estate as will 
purchase a good horse and saddle; Also the use of ^ 
of my estate for life. I leave to my son Ephraim £5 ; 
To my son George 5s. I leave to my son William a 
certain parcel of land, beginning at a certain stone 
marked W. C, lying on Bear Hole Plain, adjoining the 
highway that goes from Joseph Golden's to Birdsall's 
mill, thence running west till it meets the south line of 
the Old Hundred acres of land, then along said line to 
a chestnut sapling, then west to a swamp, to an oak tree 
standing on the east side of the west branch of Byram 
river, then south as the brook runs to Gilbert Palmer's 
land, then east by the land of the children of my son 
Samuel to the highway that goes from Joseph Golden's 
land to Franklin's mill, and along the same to begin- 
ning. I leave to my son, Archelaus Carpenter, a tract 
of land beginning at Bear Hole Brook, at the bridge 
I made to go to my saw mill, then running north by the 
highway, then west, and then south to a highway, and 
then east to beginning ; Also a lot bounded easterly by 
the road to my sawmill. I leave to my son Benjamin 
all my lands in North Castle, north of a line beginning 
at a tree under a certain Hill called Brimstone 
Alley Hill, and thence east to a tree at the north end 
of a Great Cliff of rocks. I leave to all my sons 
the use of my saw mill. I leave to my son Timothy 
all the rest of my estate, and he is to pay all debts 
and legacies, and £5 to his sister, Phebe Forman, I 
make my sons, William, Benjamin, and Timothy, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Richard Smith, Deborah Smith, Benjamin 
Smith. Proved, May 24, 1769. 

Page 102. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Ephraim 
Mills, of Charlotte Precinct, in Duchess County, yeo- 
man, being weak in body. I leave to my sons, Ephraim 
and Samuel, £5 each. All my lands and meadows to 
be sold at publick vendue within 3 months. " And if 
any legatee shall conceal any article or chattels, they 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBEB 27. 275 

shall be obliged to produce them, Except that my son- 
in-law, John Earl, may take any grain or roots planted 
by him before my decease." I leave to my daughter 
Mary 5 shillings; To my daughter Susanah £2; To 
Susanah, Stephen, and John, children of my son, Will- 
iam Mills, deceased, £5 each ; To my daughter Bethiah 
a horse and a bed. All the rest to my sons, Samuel and 
Ephraim, and my daughters, Bethiah, Hannah, and 
Phebe. I make Obe GriflSn and Joshua Deight, ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated November 20, 1766. Witnesses, James Gter- 
mond, John Hadden, Isaac Huff. Proved, January 15, 
1769, before Bartholomew Crannell, Esq. 

Page 104. — "I, IsAAO Seaman, of Jerusalem, in 
Hempsted, in Queens County, being weak in body." I 
leave to my wife Mary the whole of her portion that 
she brought to me, and likewise my silver bowl and 
silver table spoons and tea spoons, and my riding chair 
and horse. I also leave her, so long as she continues 
my widow, the use of £300, and a negro woman named 
" Rose," and the use of a dwelling room and bed room, 
and } of the household goods, And one horse, 3 cows, 
3 steers, 10 sheep, 2 hogs, and fire wood and a garden, 
to be provided by my son Jacob. After her death or 
marriage, the £300 are to go to my son John and my 
two daughters, Jean and Amie, "and the household 
goods and creatures to my son Jacob." I leave to my 
son Jacob 22 head of cattle, young and old, also horses 
and sheep and £400 in money, and 9 negro slaves, and 
all the grain, threshed and unthrashed, and all farm- 
ing utensils. I also leave him all the rest of the live 
stock, and all the rest of the movables for four years, 
and then to be divided between him and my two daugh- 
ters, Jean and Amie. I leave to my daughter Deborah 
10 shillings. I make my brother, Solomon Seaman, 
and my son Jacob, executors. 

Dated May 26, 1766. Witnesses, Jonathan Rowland, 
Thomas Seaman, Richard Johnson, Jr. Proved, March 



276 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS-LIBER 27. 

26, 1767, before Thomas Braine, Esq. Confirmed, 
August 30, 1769. 

Page 106. — " On the 4 day of August, in the year of 
our Lord Christ, 1767, I, Coleman Combes, of Hemp- 
sted, in Queens County, yeoman, do make this my last 
will.'* All debts to be paid. I leave to my wife, at her 
own disposal, one bed and bedstead and bedding, and 
4 good cows, and best horse " that I may happen to 
have at the time of my Death." I leave to my daughter 
Jane, wife of Solomon Southerd, a horse and colt now 
in his possession. I leave to my daughter Joyce, wife 
of Henry Smith, as much as the horse and colt are 
worth that I give to my daughter Jane. I leave to my 
daughters, Margaret and Hannah Combes, a bed and 
furniture, and a side saddle and cupboard, .and £25 
when they are of age. All the rest of my movable estate 
I leave to my dear wife for her to have the use of so 
long as she remains my widow, and she may give it 
among my children as she pleases. Whereas I am se- 
curity for Cornelius Van Nostrand, as may appear by 
several bonds, and the said Cornelius Van Nostrand 
has executed a bill of sale for all his land where he now 
lives. If he discharges the said bonds, then I release to 
him all the said lands, but if not, then my executors 
are to sell them. I leave to my wife the use of all re- 
maining lands, and after her death to my sons, Henry 
and Micah, and they are to prosecute all trespassers. 
My wife may bind my two sons to trades. I make my 
wife Elizabeth and my friend, Patrick Mott, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Clowes, Samuel Smith, Samuel 
Carman. Proved, August 16, 1769. 

Page 109. — ^In the name of God, Amen. June 10, 
1769. I, Zerviah Jervis, widow of Benyaha Jervis, of 
Hunttington, in Suffolk County, being sick in body. I 
leave to my daughter Elizabeth, wife of Eeuben Deane, 
8 shillings, " as quick as convenient after my decease." 
I leave to my daughters, Jemima and Mary, all my beds 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS-LIBER 27. 277 

and bedding of every kind. I leave to my said daugh- 
ters and to my son Isaac all the rest of estate when of 
age. I make my true friends and neighbors, Gilbert 
Potter and John Byram, executors, and they may sell 
my estate and divide the proceeds. 

Witnesses, Jonas Rogers, Samuel Douglass, Susanah 
Johnston. Proved, June 15, 1769, before William 
Smith, Surrogate. 

Page 110. — In the name of God, Amen. May 13, 
1769. I, Richard Vanderburgh, of Poughkeepsie Pre- 
cinct, in Duchess County, blacksmith. My executors 
are to sell all my real and personal estate and pay all 
debts. I leave to my wife Mary my best bed and fur- 
niture, " and as much household goods as shall be ad- 
judged by two indifferent men to be worth £5," Also 
the use of my cows so long as she remains my widow. 
I leave to my son Jacob all my wearing apparell and 
my gun. All the rest of my estate I leave to my wife 
Mary and my son Jacob, and my daughters, Leanah, 
wife of Thomas Pooley, and Sarah, wife of Thomas 
Frear, and Mary Vanderburgh. I make my brother, 
John Vanderburgh, and my son-in-law, Thomas Pooley, 
and my wife, executors. 

Witnesses, William Vanderburgh, John Koonan, Jr., 
Maurice Smith. Proved, August 24, 1769. 

Page 112. — In the name of God, Amen. July 10, 
1767. I, John Huntley, of Charlotte Precinct, in 
Duchess County, yeoman, being weak and sick. All 
debts to be paid. I leave to my wife Lewis [Lois] my 
best bed and a cupboard and best chest, and all pewter 
and kettles and two spinning wheels, two tables " and 
all the Chears," 9 sheep and a colt and a red cow, and 
swine and utensils ; Also all my wheat and Indian com. 
I leave to my daughter Elishabay my weaving loom 
and gear. All the rest of my movables to be sold, and 
the money paid to my wife. I leave to my wife the use 
of my farm, until my son William is of age, to support 



278 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— MBBR 27. 

and bring up my chUdren. My son William shall give 
to his brothers, Raner and John, each a good cow. I 
leave my farm to my son William. I make my wife 
Lewis [Lois] and Joshua Champion, executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Green (Quaker), Zophar Green, 
William Doughty. Proved, November 25, 1768, before 
Bartholemew Crannell. 

Page 115. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Lydla. 
CoLEY, of Salem, in Westchester County, being weak, 
May 25, 1769. I leave to my son Daniel £5. I leave 
to my daughters, Buth and Sarah, all lands and tene- 
ments, and all the rest of my estate when they are 18. 
If either daughter dies, my son Daniel is to have J and 
my surviving daughter the rest. I make my brother, 
Matthew Keeler, of Ridgefield, Connecticutt, and my 
good friend, Daniel Bouton, of Salem, executors. 

Witnesses, Joanna Brown, Ann Raymond, Elisha 
Miller. Proved, July 5, 1769. 

Page 116. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Lawbencb 
Van Kleeck, Esquire, of Poughkeepsie Precinct, 
Duchess County, being in health. I leave to my wife 
Jaepje the use of all real and personal estate so long 
as she remains my widow. If she marries, she is to 
have a negro wench and her children and ^ of the estate. 
After her death, all to my 5 children, Elizabeth, Baltus, 
Tryntje, Leonard, and Sarah. I leave to my grand- 
daughter Jacoba, daughter of Peter Van Kleeck, as 
good an outset, in apparell and household goods, as any 
of my daughters have had on their marriage. After 
the death of my wife, I leave to my son Baltus £20; 
To my son Leonard my Great Dutch Bible and my guns. 
I make my wife and sons, executors. 

Dated April 30, 1760. Witnesses, Richard Snedeker, 
Tryntie Crannell, Bartholemew Crannell. Proved, 
August 23, 1769. 

Page 119. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Cornelius 
Van Wyck, of Flushing, in Queens County, being in 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 279 

perfect health. I Ijeave to my daughter Phebe £250, 
and to my daughter Catharine £250 ; To my daughters, 
Phebe and Catharine, each a good bed ; To my daughter 
Mary £150. I leave to my wife Mary £20 a year, to 
be paid by my three sons, Stephen, Cornelius, and Gil- 
bert. I leave to my wife and my daughters, Phebe and 
Catharine, the use of one room. All the rest of ray 
estate I leave to my three sons, and make them ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated February 15, 1761. Witnesses, Henry Hicks, 
John Van Wyck, Benjamin Hicks, Jr. Proved, Sep- 
tember 19, 1769. Confirmed by Lieut Governor Cad- 
wallader Golden, September 25, 1769. 

Page 121. — In the Name of God, Amen. I, Sir 
Henry Moore, of the Island of Jamaica, Baronet, and 
at this time his Majesty's Governor in Chief of the 
Province of New York, being of sound mind, and like- 
wise in perfect health, do make this my last Will and 
Testament. I give and devise all my estate, both real 
and personal, as well in the Island of Jamaica as in the 
Kingdom of Great Britain and elsewhere, which I shall 
be possessed of at the time of my death, to Henry Daw- 
kins, Esq., of Standlinch, in the County of Wiltshire, 
England, and to Edward Morant, Esq., of Tilewell, in 
the County of Hampshire, and to Edward Long, Esq., 
of the Island of Jamaica, sole Judge of the Court of 
Admiralty, and to John Gordon, Sr., of the Parish of 
St. Mary, Jamaica, Practitioner in Physick and Sur- 
gery, In Trust. After paying all debts and funeral 
Ixpekses (which I desire may be as moderate as pos- 
sible), they are to pay to my wife, Catharine Maria 
Moore, £600 Sterling per annum out of my estate of 
Moore Hall in the Parrish of St. Mary in Jamaica, 
Provided she relinquish all claim to any jointure, as 
settled upon her by an Indenture dated January 11, 
1750, and now of Record in Jamaica, And after her 
death to the use of my son, John Henry Moore. I 
leave to my daughter Susanah Jane, wife of Capt. 



280 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS-LIBER ' 27. 

Alexander Dickson, of his Majesty's 16th Begiment, 
£3,000 Stirling. If my wife should be with child, it is 
to have £3,000 Stirling. I leave all the rest of my estate 
to my son, John Henry Moore, and to the heirs of his 
body. If he dies, then my wife is to have the rents of 
estate during her life, and then to my daughter, Snsanah 
Jane Dickson. I make my wife executor and guardian. 
I also leave hei^ my coach and horses. Jewels and plate. 

Dated April 11, 1769. Witnesses, Francis Child, 
Robert Hull, Philip Livingston, Jr. Proved, Septem- 
ber 11, 1769. Confirmed by Lieut Governor Cadwal- 
lader Golden, September 12, 1769, " and the widow and 
executrix not being within this Province, but in that 
part of Great Britain called England," Administration 
is granted to his daughter, Susanah Jane Dickson, and 
her husband, Alexander Dickson, during her absence, 
and to Philip Livingston, Jr. 

[Note. — Sir Henry Moore died September 11, 1769, 
at Fort George, in New York, after sixteen days' ill- 
ness, in the fifty-sixth year of his age, and was interred 
the next day in the Chancel of Trinity Church. An 
extended account of his funeral is found in the New 
York Gazette and Mercury of Monday, September 18, 
1769. He became Governor of New York in November, 
1765.— W. S. P.] 

Page 123. — In the name of God, Amen. September 
26, 1769. I, Simon De Habt, of Brookland, in Kings 
County, being sick. After all debts are paid, I leave 
all my estate in Brookland or elsewhere to my sister 
Geeshe, wife of Simon Bergen, and she is to pay to 
my wife Mary £1,500, in three payments. I also leave 
to my wife all household furniture, and a negro man 
and woman, and all the grain in my bam, "threshed 
and unthreshed," and all my Indian corn, and my black 
horse and riding chair, and my best cow, "and my 
Grain Mill to clean Grain,** and all flax and fowls and 
Turkeys. " There is a legacy given to me in the will of 
my grandfather, Roelof Schenck, some of which I have 



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received and some is due. I leave the same to Jacob, 
John, and Koelof Cowenhoven, my half-brother, and to 
Mary Cowenhoven, my half-sister." I also leave to 
them all my wearing apparell. The rest of my per- 
sonal estate I leave to my sister, Geeshe Bergen. I 
make Simon Boerum and John Rapalye, executors. 

Witnesses, Wilhelmus Bennet, Tunis Bergen, Simon 
Lott. Proved, October 10, 1769. 

Page 126. — ^In the name of God, Amen. March 16, 
1767. I, Jacob Van BENTHirrsEN, of Rynbeck Pre- 
cinct, in Duchess County, yeoman, being weak in body. 
" I leave to my eldest son Abraham £20, wherewith he 
is to rast satisfyed and contented, as being my eldest 
son and Heir at Law, and I will that he shall make no 
other pretence for the same." " I do make unto my son 
John £10 as a gift unto him." I leave to my four chil- 
dren, Abraham, John, Catalyntie, and Janake, all the 
rest of my estate, houses, and lands. I make my brother, 
Peter Van Benthuysen, and Peter Van Benthuysen, Jr., 
and Barent Van Benthuysen, Jr., executors. 

Witnesses, Augustinus Turck, Geritt Van Benthuy- 
sen, Isaac Cole, Jr. Proved, October 6, 1769, before 
Anthony Hoffman, Esq. Confirmed by Governor Col- 
den, October 17, 1769. 

Page 128. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Jacob D. 
VosBURGH, of the Kline Kill, in the township of Kinder- 
hook, in Albany County, being sick and weak. " I leave 
to my son John the Great Bible, in bar of everything 
else he may claim as eldest son and Heir at Law." I 
leave to my sons, John and Dirck, the estate which I 
have in the Township of Dorset, which is granted 
under the Government of New Hampshire. My execu- 
tors may sell all my estate in Kinderhook, and pay all 
debts, and the rest to be used for the support and main- 
tenance of my wife and for bringing up and educating 
my children until my youngest child is of age. But if 
she marries, the whole is to go to my children when 



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of age. I make Laurence Hogeboom and Tobyas Leg- 
gett, executors. 

Dated November 30, 1768. Witnesses, Johanes D. 
Vosburgh, Catharine Van Schaack, David Van Schaack. 
Proved, September 25, 1769, before John De Peyster, 
Esq. 

Page 130. — Cadwallader Golden, Esq., His Majesty's 
Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief, Etc 
Whereas, Cornelius Garret Van Horne, of New York, 
merchant, made his will September 3, 1747, and made 
his wife Judith and Garret Van Home and Simon 
Johnson and Peter Jay executors, which will was 
proved June 11, 1752, and the executors confirmed. And 
whereas the said Judith and the said Gerritt Van Home 
are both dead, and the other executors have resigned, 
Administration is granted to Augustus Van Home, of 
New York, merchant, the only surviving son of said 
Cornelius Gerritt Van Home. October 4, 1769. 

Page 131. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Isaac 
Doughty, of Flushing, in Queens County, mariner, 
being well in health. September 10, 1762. All debts 
to be paid by my executors. I leave to my dearly be- 
loved wife, Ann Doughty, my horse and riding chair 
and my cabinet. I leave to my sons, George and Will- 
iam, my silver watch and gold ring, and silver shoe 
buckles and knee buckles, and all my wearing apparell. 
My executors are to sell my dwelling house and land 
in Flushing. From the proceeds, they are to pay to 
my wife i, and the rest to my four children, George, 
William, Caroline, and Ann. My wife is to have the 
use of the money of my children " for bringing up said 
children," and to School them till they are old enough 
to put to trades. I make my wife and my friends, John 
Rodman and John Field, Jr., executors. 

Witnesses, John Willett, Jr., Samuel Cornell, Joseph 
Bowne. " Finding a neglect in my will for making pro- 
vision if in case my wife should prove to be with child. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 27. 283 

In that case my wife is to have J, and the children share 
and share alike." Proved, October 12, 1769, before 
Henry Dawson. 

Page 134. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
WoRDEN, of North Castle, in Westchester County, 
"being something indisposed." "My will is that as 
much of my movable estate shall be sold, and all the 
land where my wheat grew this year, and the rest of 
my land that is adjoining to the same, it being at the 
north end of Albert Ogden's wheat stubble and joining 
to Jeremiah Green's land and to Jonathan Owen's land, 
and joining the road that leads from the Middle Patent 
to my homestead, to pay all debts and charges." After 
all debts are paid, I leave to my wife the use of all the 
rest during her widowhood. If she marries, she is to 
have the choice of my horses and a saddle and a bed. 
I leave to my two eldest sons all the rest of my lands, 
and they are to pay to their younger brother £15 when 
he is of age, and £10 each to my three daughters. " My 
will is that my father and mother shall have the privi- 
lege of the house and garden for life." I make my 
wife Mary and Stephen Voris [Voorhis] and Joseph 
Golding, executors. [The names of children and of 
father and mother are not given.] 

Dated September 11, 1769. Witnesses, Aaron For- 
man, Jr., Benjamin Hay, William Worden. Proved, 
September 29, 1769. (Aaron Forman was a blacksmith 
and a Quaker.) 

Page 136.— "In the Name of the Holy Trinity, 
Amen." " I, Saba Van Duchren, being weak in body, 
but enjoying my usual share of understanding, think 
proper to make this my last will." I devise all my real 
estate, and especially all my right and title to a certain 
Patent granted to Christian Gerlog, Andreas Finch, 
and others, dated October 19, 1723, lying in Albany 
County and distinguished by the name of Stone Arabia, 
on the north side of Mohawk river, to which I am en- 




284 ' ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 27. 

titled by my father's will. I leave the same to Kev. 
John Albert Weygand and Mr. John Dealing, and to 
their heirs and assigns for ever. And I appoint the 
said Rev. John Albert Weygand and John Dealing* 
both of New York, executors. 

Dated January 25, 1764. Signed, " Sarah Van Dur- 
ken." Witnesses, Garrett Van Gelder, ehairmaker, 
Francis Tetard, Anne Sophia Jacquery. Proved in 
New York, November 6, 1769. 

Page 137. — In the name of God, Amen. I, David 
Young, of New York, innkeeper, being sick and weak. 
I leave to my wife ^ of all my estate, real and personal-. 
I leave to David Young, of Windham, Connecticutt, all 
my wearing apparell and linnen; To Robert Young, 
" of Boston Government," my silver watch ; To Samuel 
Young, son of my brother, Joseph Young, of New York, 
£10 towards the expense of his education; Tq David 
Young, another son of my brother Joseph, £10 ; To my 
brother, Samuel Young, of County Tyrone, in Ireland, 
£10, to be remitted to him with all convenient speed. 
I leave all the rest of my estate to my executors in Trust 
to sell the same, and after paying debts and legacies, I 
leave to my brother, Samuel Young, f . " The sons of 
my brother John and the sons of my sisters, Jane and 
Mary, such as choose to come to this city, shall have 
their passage paid, and the rest of my estate divided 
between them, if they come within tiiree years." I 
make my wife and my brother Joseph and my friend, 
Thomas Lynot, of Albany County, executors. 

Dated September 3, 1769. Witnesses, Alexander 
Haure, John Thorp, Roger Smyth, tailor. Proved, 
November 1, 1769. 

Page 140.— In the name of God, Amen. I, Hesteb 
Weyman, widow of William Weyman, of New York, 
being sick. I leave to my son, Robert Ratsey Wey- 
man, £10, on account of his being my eldest son. 
I leave to my niece dnd Godchild, Janet Goelet, my 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 27. 285 

Pearl Necklace. I leave to my nieces, Alice, Janet, 
and Elizabeth Goelet, all my wearing apparell. My 
negro man " Sam " lA to be hired out till my young- 
est son is 21, and then sold to such of my sons as will 
pay the most for him. My executors are to sell all my 
real and personal estate, except my wrought plate and 
my negro " Sam," at publick vendue, and the interest 
to be paid to my sons, Robert Ratsey Weyman and 
William Weyman, for their clothing, Schooling, and 
support, and when they are of age they are to have the 
principal, and my wrought plate, consisting of one sil- 
ver tankard, silver sugar box, silver milk pot, tea 
spoons and table spoons, sauce cup, two pair of silver 
knee buckles, one pair silver shoe buckles, 2 gold rings. 
If both my sons die, then I leave my estate to the chil- 
dren of my sister Elizabeth, wife of Peter Goelet. 
I make Peter Goelet and Gabriel H. Ludlow, exec- 
utors. 

Dated September 20, 1769. Witnesses, John GriflFith, 
John Hunt, merchant, Mary Brown, wife of William 
Brown. Proved, October 19, 1769. 

[Note. — The New York Gazette and Mercury con- 
tained the following notice: "Last night (July 27, 
1768) died at his house in this city, of a lingering ill- 
ness, which had for some Time rendered him incapable 
of Business, Mr. William Weyman, for many years a 
Printer of Note in this city." Hugh Gaine was ap- 
pointed Publick Printer in his room. He was at one 
time partner of James Parker, printer. — ^W. S. P.] 

Page 142. — In the name of God, Amen. August 8, 
1769. I, CoBNELixjs Pebsen, of Kingston, Ulster 
County. My executors are to pay all debts. I leave 
to my wife Alleda £15 yearly, to be paid by my four 
children, Johanes, Matthew, Cornelius, and Jannettie, 
wife of Petrus Swart. I leave to my wife the use of 
one room in the house where I now live, also my best 
bed, with curtains, etc; Also one great cupboard and 
six chairs, and such furniture as shall be necessary for 



286 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

keeping house. I leave to my eldest son Johanes £5 
for his birthright ; To my son Cornelius £20, " and one 
suit of good mourning clothes, to wit, one new coat, 
Jacket, and pair of Britches, and the trimmings thereto 
belonging, a new Beaver Hat, one pair of stockings and 
one pair of new shoes," " Also my shouting Gun." I 
leave to my daughter Jannettie, wife of Petrus Swart, 
my best looking glass. I leave to my sons my wearing 
apparell. I leave to my four children my dwelling 
house and lands in Kingston, and all the rest of my 
estate. I make my sons and son-in-law and my daugh- 
ter Jannettie, executors. 

Witnesses, Abraham Low, Esq., William Eltinge, Jr., 
Christopher Tappen. Proved, October 16, 1769. 

Page 144. — In the name of God, Amen. February 
9, 1741}-. I, Peteb Usuley, of Schoharie, in Albany 
County, being very sick. After all debts are paid, I 
leave to my wife Anattie the income of all my estate 
for the support of my children, " to bring them up in a 
Christian manner." "And I find that my dearly be- 
loved wife is begot with child, of which she is now 
pregnant, and near the time of her delivery." If it be 
a son, I leave him all the parcels of land, divided and 
undivided, that belong to the farm now in my posses- 
sion, but my wife is to have tl, And he is to pay to my 
daughters, Cornelius, Engle, Maria, Annada, Jannettie, 
and Catharine, £57 each before July 1, 1774; But if 
the child be a daughter, then my wife is to have the use 
of i, and all the rest to my children. " My loving chil- 
dren, this is the last I shall reccomend to you: Divide 
my estate peaceably among you all, and look upon the 
Poor and help them. Love your Neighbor and keep 
the Peace among you. Honor your mother and your 
King, and fear God and keep his Commandments." I 
make my friends, Johanes Sawyer, Jr., and Roger 
Baxter, farmer, executors. 

Witnesses, Johanes Sawyer, Joost Bellinger, Roger 
Baxter. Proved, May 1, 1762. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBBR 27. 287 

The executors having resigned, Administration is 
granted to the wife, Annattie Usnley. 

Page 148. — In the name of God, Amen. June 11, 
1759. I, Abent Van Dyck, and my wife Heyltie, of 
Kinderhook, in Albany County, Doctor, being in good 
health. "First, we bequeath our Souls to God our 
maker," We direct all debts to be paid. "We leave 
to our eldest son Stephanus our Scrutoire, and the His- 
tory of Josephus, and one good milch cow, before any 
division, in right of his Primogeniture, and he shall 
make no further pretence to our estate, but be satisfied." 
Whereas our sons, Hendricus and Laurence, have been 
and are still a great assistance to us in mahitaining our 
family, we leave to them all our real estate, and all we 
may have by virtue of the will of our father, Stephanus 
Van Alen, late of Kinderhook, deceased, and all our 
personal estate, and we make them executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Van Schaack, Anthony Quacken- 
boss, Hendrick Van Dyck, Doctor. Proved, September 
12, 1769. 

Page 151. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Hedger, of the West Farms, in the Borrough Town of 
Westchester, yeoman, being sick. I leave to my wife 
Keturah the use of all real and personal estate, "but 
not to sell." If she marries, she is to have one-third. 
I also leave her the use of two negroes, " but not to sell 
em," Also the use of all household goods. After my 
wife's death, all the household goods are left to my two 
daughters, Arabella and Keturah. I leave to my daugh- 
ter Arabella my silver watch ; To my daughter Keturah 
my Great Bible. After the death of my wife, I leave 
to my son Thomas all my real estate and the rest of 
the movables. My son John is to have the privilege 
of living in my house so long as he remains single, and 
he is to have the use of 4 acres of land, to be measured 
off the south comer of my home lot, leaving out my 
house, bam, and mill house. And my son Thomas is to 



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pay him £10 yearly. I leave to my daughter Margaret 
a negro girl, and to my daughter Charity a negro boy. 
I also leave to my daughter Margaret one acre of fresh 
meadow adjoining to Theophilus Hunt's land at Bronx 
river, and to my daughter an acre of fresh meadow on 
the south side of the same. I leave to my daughter Mar- 
garet's son, Thomas Edwards, £10, and to my daughter 
Charity's daughter, Hannah Read, £10. I also leave 
to my daughter Charity the use of a piece of land at 
the north end of my garden, 8 rods long and 4 rods 
wide, adjoming to the road. My son Thomas is to pay 
to my daughter Arabella £70. If my son Thomas dies, 
then all to my four daughters. " I reserve out of my 
real estate a piece of land for a burying ground for me 
and my family, lying in my orchard, where my sister- 
in-law lies buried." It is to be 3 rods square. I make 
my wife and Isaac WilMns and Dr. Samuel White, 
executors. 

Dated June 5, 1769. Witnesses, John Bartow, David 
Hunt, Jr. (Quaker), Isaac Leggett. Proved, August 
7, 1769. 

Page 154. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Bobebt 
Ferguson, of New York, mariner. I leave to my wife 
Elizabeth all my estate and Prize Money, and make her 
executor. 

Dated October 6, 1757. Witnesses, Oliver Roosevelt, 
chocolate maker, Peter Clarke, Alexander Miley. 
Proved, December 8, 1769, before John Bowles, Esq., 
in New York. The wife Elizabeth was then Elizabeth 
Stratton, wife of Robert Stratton. 

Page 156. — In the name of God, Amen. January 
22, 1765. I, Isaac Baenes, of East Hampton, Suffolk 
County, yeoman, being unwell. I leave to my son Isaac 
all lands and meadows. I leave to my three daughters, 
Patience, Elizabeth, and Anna, all my money and mov- 
able estate. If any just debts appear, then ^ of my 
right on Montauk is to be sold to pay them. I make my 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBBR 27. 289 

trusty friends, Noah Barnes and David Stratton, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Henry Conkling, Samuel Conkling, Jo- 
seph Hicks. Proved, September 16, 1769. 

Page 158. — In the name of God, Amen. October 6, 
1761. I, Peteb Andrevet, of Richmond County, " hav- 
ing at this time my usual sence." All debts to be paid. 
I leave to my wife the use of my farm or Plantation 
that I now live on, lying and adjoining to the river on 
the west side of Staten Island, Containing two lots, and 
all the meadow adjoining; Also a negro wench and 
child, and a horse and chair, and two cows, a bed, and 
household goods sufficient to furnish a room. After 
her death, I leave all the said farm to my son Peter, 
also the movable estate. I leave to my son Andrew all 
my land or farm at the South side where he now lives, 
with aU the salt meadow adjoining to Joseph Stragge, 
" And 10 acres of salt meadow lying on Cannuns Point, 
adjoining the meadow of Anthony Stottenborgh [Stout- 
enburgh] ; Also two negroes. I leave to my son Peter a 
lot of meadow and small island lying in the Fresh Kill 
adjoining to Barent De Pue. I leave to my daughters, 
Rebecca, wife of John Storrey, Elizabeth, wife of Aaron 
Cortilew, Anne, wife of Zacheus Van Dike, Susanah, 
wife of Daniel Winants, and Rachel, wife of Daniel 
Winants, Jr., each a negro slave. I leave to my two 
grandsons, Peter Noe and John Noe, each a negro boy, 
and all the rest of my movables to my daughters and 
grandsons. I make my sons, John and Peter, and my 
son-in-law, Aaron Cortilew, executors. 

Witnesses, Leuis Grondain, mariner, Cornelius Van 
Dike, Sarah Monett. Proved, October 9, 1769, before 
Benjamin Seaman. 

Page 160. — In the name of God, Amen. I, BL/^- 
MANUs Rutgers, of New York, merchant, being of 
sound mind and memory, and considering the uncer- 
tainty of this frail and transitory life. After all debts 
are paid, I leave to my mother, Elizabeth Rutgers, 



290 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

widow, all my estate, real and personal, and make her 
executor. 

Dated August 12, 1757. Witnesses, Ahasuerus Els- 
worth, George Elsworth, chair maker, Henry Benson, 
mariner. Proved, December 6, 1769. 

Page 162. — In the name of God, Amen. October 20, 
1769. I, Bartholemew Haddon, of the Borrough Town 
of Westchester, being of sound mind. " My Body to be 
buried in such a place where it shall please my execu- 
tors." I leave to my wife Phebe all my estate, real and 
personal, except as follows : To my brother Jacob £5. 
I make my wife executor. 

Witnesses, Elizabeth Mullinex, Israel Pugsley, John 
Hitchcock, cordwainer. Proved, November 22, 1769. 

Page 164. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Ebenezer 
HuLSE, of the town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County, 
yeoman, being sick. I leave to my son, Jesse Hulse, all 
my homestead on which I now live, bounded by the 
lands of Joseph Denton and Selah Hulse, and by the 
upper road leading to the Old Mans, with all the ap- 
purtenances. I also leave him my three Sheep Pasture 
Lots, lying between the road that leads to the Old Mans 
and the road that leads to Coram, Being Lots 39, 40, 
41, as now in fence; Also a piece of land adjoining to 
the south part of the Sheep Pasture Lots, called the 
Ten Acres, which I bought of Zachary Hawkins; Also 
a Sheep Pasture Lot, No. 35, and 5 of Lot 36, and i of 
Lot 37 ; Also a 20 acre Lot lying southward of the Hills, 
which I bought of John Wood, with all the additions 
belonging to the same; Also 2i lots of the Long Lots 
adjoining to it, and lying south from it, being Nos. 
47-48 and ^ of No. 49, That is to say, so much of said 
Ijong Lots as lies between the Old Division and the 
road that leads from Brookhaven to Coram; Also 
all my lands and meadows on the South side of the 
Island in the Fire Place Neck, lying between the lands 
and meadows of Selah Hulse and the lands and mea- 



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dows of Nathaniel Roe. I leave to my son Peter the 
south half of my land lying between John Hulse and 
Mr. Charles Jeffrey Smith, with the new house upon 
it, and all the materials which I have got to finnish it; 
Also another lot on the west side of the road leading 
unto the Town, which I bought of Isaac Liscomb, ad- 
joining to the Church Parsonage and Gershom Jaynes 
land; Also a lot lying southward of the Town, on the 
west side of the road to Nasekeage, and bounded north 
by Helme's land, south by Benjamin Brewster, contain- 
ing 12 acres; Also another piece of woodland lying on 
the west side of the Nasekeage road, bounded north by 
Benjamin Brewster's 20 acre lot, which he bought of 
John Homan, and west and south by Nathaniel Bay- 
ley's ; Also all my Sheep Pasture Lots that lie between 
Nasakeage road and the road that leads from Town to 
Coram; Also 50 acres of my Long Lots on the north 
end of what lies southward of the road that leads from 
Town to Coram. I also leave him a horse. My execu- 
tors are to sell the north half of my lot lying between 
Mr. Charles Jeffrey Smith and John Hulse, and the 
money to be paid on a bond given by me and Stephen 
Hulse to the widow Woolsey. All the rest of my lands 
and all my movable estate to be sold to best advantage, 
"except my great Iron Kettle, which I give to my 
daughter, Ruth Tooker." And after paying debts, I 
leave the rest to my daughter Elizabeth and my younger 
children [not named] . " My other lands, now in the 
Law, are to be sold if recovered." I leave to my son 
Stephen £25. I leave ^ of the remainder to my sons, 
Isaac and Samuel, and the rest to my daughter Eliza- 
beth and her younger sisters. I make my sons, Stephen 
and Peter, executors. 

Dated August 3, 1769. Witnesses, Selah Hulse, Ben- 
jamin Brewster, Jr., Nathaniel Landman. Proved, No- 
vember 10, 1769, before "William Smith, Esq. 

Page 167. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Hendrick 
Post, of the Manor of Phillipseburgh, in Westchester 



292 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

County, yeoman, being weak in body. I direct all debts 
paid. I leave to my wife Rebecca all my real and per- 
sonal estate during her life, and after her death or 
marriage, I leave to my son Abraham all my farm I 
now live on. If he dies, then I leave the same to my 
son Tunis. My son Abraham is to pay to my son John 
£25; To my daughters, Magdalen and Elizabeth, £25 
each ; To my son William £25, and to my daughter 
Rebecca £25, and to my sons, Hendrick and Tunis, 
£50 each. I make my wife and my friend, William 
Nagel, executors. 

Dated July 5, 1769. Witnesses, Jan Nagel, Henry 
Odle [Odell], John Cregier. Proved, November 22, 
1769. 

Page 170. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, William 
TippETT, of Yonkers, in Westchester County. I leave 
to my wife Martha a feather bed and furniture and a 
cupboard, " to be her own for ever," " and the use of 
the best room in my house during her widowhood, and 
no longer." My executors are to sell all personal estate 
and pay debts. The remainder I leave to my 5 daugh- 
ters, Levina, Jean, Dorcas, Abigail, and Martha. My 
executors are to sell 60 acres of my land lying by the 
North river, adjoining to Frederick Van Cortlandf s 
land at the North end and adjoining to Samuel Ber- 
rian's land at the south end. From the money, I leave 
to my wife Martha £30 and the rest to my daughters, 
Philena, wife of Ezekiel Archer, Ann, wife of Michel 
feyer, Levina, Dorcas, Abigail, and Martha. I leave to 
my son William all the rest of my lands and salt 
meadow. I make my wife and my son-in-law, Ezekiel 
Archer, executors. 

Dated July 22, 1769. Witnesses, David Oakley, Esq., 
John Van Osdall [Arsdalet], Samuel Berrian. Proved, 
November 22, 1769. 

Page 172. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Hen- 
DRiKus Krom, of Marbletown, in Ulster County, yeo- 



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man. March 23, 1764. I leave to my eldest son Guis- 
bert 5 shillings for his Birthright; Also all that piece 
of land that I bought of Lambert Branck in Marble- 
town, as by deed April 2, 1750 ; Also the land I bought 
of John Brodhead, lying between the lands of Louis 
Bevier and Thomas Keator, as by deed June 8, 1755. 
I leave to my son John the land I bought of Simon 
Van Wagener and John Middagh, and he is to refund 
the money I paid on it. I leave to my son William all 
that piece of land sold to me by John Brodhead, lying 
between the land of the heirs of Daniel Brodhead and 
Levi Pawling, and joining the Kings Road; Also ^ 
of an undivided piece lying east of the same and sold 
to me by John Brodhead, October 9, 1759 ; Also 3 tracts 
of land in Middletown, called Crom Vly (Crooked 
Swamp), as by deed 1760. And whereas I have con- 
veyed to my son Hendrick, Jr., all that piece of land 
in Marbletown, " at a place called the Rust Place," that 
is to be his share. I leave to my grandson, Hendrick 
Krom, son of my son Benjamin, " all that lot of land 
lying between the land of Levi Pawling and my other 
land adjoining the Kings Road, called Batties Place," 
as sold to me by James Robertson, deceased, and his 
wife Wyntie, January 6, 1726. " This I leave to my 
grandson in liew of the Schooling I would have paid 
for him." I leave to my son Benjamin all the remainder 
of my real estate which I hold by Patent or deeds in 
Marbletown and Hurley, And he is to pay to my daugh- 
ter Elizabeth, wife of Isaac Davis, £200. I also leave 
him a negro man and woman, and a horse, sled, and 
wagon, and cows, hogs, and sheep, and my Ploughshare 
and Coulter, and my Trooper's saddle. Holsters, and 
pistols, and my Great Iron Pot. I leave to my daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth Davis, 2 negroes, and a bed, " and all 
belonging to it," which I bought at the Vendue of 
Johanes Van Wagenen, And a saddle " and one seat in 
the Pew No. — which I have in the Church at Marble- 
town." I leave to my granddaughter Dina, daughter 
of my son Guisbert, a seat in the same Pew, also a seat 



294 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

to my granddaughter, Dina Davis, daughter of my 
daughter Elizabeth. I give to my grandson Hendrick, 
son of my son Benjamin, " My Cuffer which is covered 
with Seal Dogs skin." I leave to my sons, Guisbert, 
John, and William, and my daughter, Elizabeth Davis, 
all the rest of my negroes, and the rest of my personal 
estate to all my children. I make my sons and my son- 
in-law, Isaac Davis, executors. 

Witnesses, Louis Bevier, Tunis Kool, Nathan 
Smedes. Proved, December 2, 1769, before Joseph 
Gashere, Surrogate. 

Page 177. — "Know all men by these Presents, that 
I, Charity Valentine, of Hempsted, in Queens County, 
widow, being this 21 day of October, 1769, weak in 
body." I direct all debts and funeral expenses to be 
paid. I leave to my daughter, Charity Comwell, all 
my apparell, except one gown which I give to my 
daughter, Anne Valentine. All my land at the Hills 
and all my movable estate are to be sold in some rea- 
sonable time, and when the money is collected, one-half 
is to be put at interest for my daughter, Charity Com- 
well, during her life, and then to her children, Elizabeth 
and Jane Comwell. The other half I leave to my grand- 
son, John Carle. I make my friends, Richard Ellison 
and Jacobus Lyester, executors, and they are to be paid 
for their trouble. 

Witnesses, Elizabeth Willis, Jacob Willis, Richard 
Ellison. Proved, December 8, 1769. Jacob Willis and 
Richard Ellison were Quakers. 

Page 179. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Stephen 
WiLLEMSE, of Flatbu^h, in Kings County, on the Island 
of Nassau, yeoman, being sick. After all debts are 
paid, I leave to my daughter Luckresea [Lucretia], 
wife o:f John Linnington, my negro girl " Dejaan," 
which she has in possession ; Also a bed and furniture, 
" and a Pewter Tankard, and six pewter plates, to be 
bought and paid for out of my estate." I leave to my 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 295 

wife Heyltie the use of my dwelling house and bam 
and lands, and the use of all personal estate for her 
support and bringing up of my children during her 
widowhood. If she marries again, she is to have £51. 
I leave to my sons, Jeremias and William, £150 each 
and a horse when they are of age. I leave to my 
daughters, Ida, Metze, Mayke, and Antye, each £50, 
" when married or when they are 30 years old, if they 
do not marry before, to enable them to set out for 
Housekeeping." Whereas my loving wife Heyltie is 
now with child, if it be a son, he is to have £150 when 
of age ; If a daughter, she is to have £50 when married 
or 30 years of age. After the death or marriage of 
my wife, I leave to my sons, Nicholas and John, all my 
dwelling house and lands and the rest of my personal 
estate. But my son Nicholas is to have £5 for his 
birthright, and they are to have charge of the legacies 
left to the rest. I also charge my sons, Nicholas and 
John, to bring up and educate my other children until 
my sons are of age and my daughters are thirty years 
old or married. And they are to pay the legacies and 
£101 to my daughters when of age. If either of the 
sons die, his share is to go to the survivor. If my 
slaves prove stubborn or disobedient to my wife, my 
executors are to sell them and buy others in their room. 
I make my sons, Nicholas and John, and my brother, 
Rem Willemse, and Johanes Lott, Jr., executors. 

Dated January 10, 1766. Witnesses, Derrick Rem- 
sen, Jacob Snedeker, Cornelius Van Cleaf. Proved, 
December 16, 1769, before John Bowles, Esq., in New 
York. 

Page 184. — In the name of God, Amen. October 21, 
1769. I, Bernardus Voorhees, of Gravesend, in Kings 
County, being sick and very weak. I leave to my daugh- 
ter, Anne Voorhees, all my real estate in Gravesend or 
New Utrecht, or elsewhere, when she is of age or mar- 
ried. Until that time my executors are to rent the same 
to the best advantage. I also leave to my daughter 



296 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS—LIBER 27. 

Anne " my cupboard and all therein the same, and my 
best bedstead and bedding and all its furniture, and all 
silver plate and my clock, and my Dutch Bible and 
Psalm Book bound with Silver," and my large Look- 
ing Glass. My executors are to sell the rest of my 
movable estate at vendue or private sale, and the money 
to be paid to my daughter Anne. I leave all my wear- 
ing apparell to my brothers, Albert and Zacheus. If 
my daughter Anne dies without issue, the estate is to 
be sold and the money paid as follows: To my sister 
Jannettie, wife of Wilhelmus Van Brunt, £400; To 
Annettie, daughter of my brother, Coert Voorhees, 
£100, and the rest to Isaac, Coert, Albert, and Peter, 
the sons of my brother, Albert Voorhees, And to Coert 
and Johanes, sons of my brother, Zacheus Voorhees. I 
make my brother Albert and my friend, Rutgert Van 
Brunt, Esq., executors. 

Witnesses, David Brower, Adrian Van Brunt, Simon 
Boerum. Proved, December 14, 1769, in New York, 
before Goldsbrow Banyer. 

Page 187. — "I, William Phillips, of Flushing, in 
Queens County, Innholder, being weak in body this 
August 12, 1769." " All just and lawful small debts 
and funeral charges to be paid out of my personal es- 
tate, if there should be enough." I leave to my mother, 
Mary Phillips, the use of all real and personal estate 
during her life, and then my executors are to sell all 
my estate, houses and lands, " to any person for the 
best price that can be got." From the proceeds they 
are to pay to my brother, David Phillips, £75, which 
my father in his will ordered me to pay him " in six 
months after the death of my mother." I leave to Mat- 
thew Farrington, son of my uncle, James Farrington, 
£15 when of age. But if he dies, then to William and 
Thomas Phillips, sons of my brother, Thomas Phillips, 
when of age. If the money which I owe upon bond be 
called for before the death of my mother, my executors 
are to sell my house and two acres of land adjoining 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 297 

and pay the bonds. I make my friends, Daniel Thome 
and John Field, Jr., executors. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Thome, John Farrington, Jo- 
seph Thome. Proved, December 7, 1769. (John 
Field, Jr., John Farrington, and Joseph Thome were 
all Quakers.) 

Page 189. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Babthole- 
BfEw Pettit, of Philips Manor, in Westchester County, 
being sick and weak. April 20, 1768. I leave to my 
wife Mary all my personal estate, and make her and 
William Ryder, executors. 

Witnesses, John Smith, Jacob Ryder, Daniel Mitter, 
weaver. Proved, August 26, 1769. 

Page 191. — " Be it remembered, that on the 8 day of 
August, 1765. I, SusANAH Sutton, of the West Patent, 
of North Castle, in Westchester County, widow of 
Thomas Sutton, late of Greenwich, Connecticutt." I 
leave to my son, Michel Ogden, all my apparell and 
all the money due to me on bond of Thomas Sutton, 
given to me on agreement of dower. I leave to my 
daughter, Rachel Purdy, and to her three sons, Gilbert, 
Stephen, and Jesse Purdy, all the bonds whidi I have 
against them or their father, Thomas Purdy. I also 
leave them my bees. I leave to my son, William Ogden, 
all my bonds against him. I leave to my granddaugh- 
ters, Ann Birdsell, Martha Ogden, Susanah Ogden, 
Susanah Newman, and Hannah Finch, "and to Mary 
Ogden that was the daughter of my son, John Ogden," 
and to my daughter, Susanah Wilson, each a large sil- 
ver spoon and small silver spoon, and all household 
goods, except my fire tongs and trammel, which I leave 
to my grandson, Stephen Purdy. I leave to my grand- 
son, Joseph Ogden, son of my son John, 5 shillings. I 
leave to my daughters, Susanah Wilson and Rachel 
Purdy, all my clothing and one-half of my linnen, and 
the other half to my six granddaughters. I leave to 
Jonathan Ogden, son of my son Jonathan, my Great 



298 \ ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Bible. I make my friends, Nathaniel Brundige and 
Benjamin Smith, executors. 

Witnesses, Thomas Baker, Mary Baker, Andrew 
Braundil. Proved, November 8, 1769. 

Page 193. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Jonathan 
Lane, of Cortlandt Manor, in Westchester County, be- 
ing sick and weak. I leave to my sons, Gilbert and 
Isaac, all my tenement and farm which I have in pos- 
session. And my son Isaac is to allow my wife Rebecca 
such privilege as she shall require in his half of the 
premises so long as she remains my widow. I leave 
to my wife Rebecca all my movable estate, and she is to 
pay to my eldest son Jonathan 5 shillings, and one-half 
of the rent due on my farm, and the rest of my debts. 
I make my wife and sons, executors. 

Witnesses, Ebenezer White, John Field, Nicholas 
Budd. Proved, November 4, 1769. 

Page 194. — "Know all men that I, George Hugh- 
son, of Duchess County, being this 25 day of April, 
1769, sick and weak." I direct all debts to be paid. I 
leave to my wife Susanah the use of all estate, houses, 
and lands during her widowhood to bring up my family. 
I leave to my son Robert £5. I make my wife and my 
sons, James and Joshua, ' executors. I leave to my son 
Robert £5. 

Witnesses, Thomas Hughson, Ebom Haight, Robert 
Weekes. Proved, December 8, 1769. 

Page 196. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Chables 
DoBBs, of New York, yeoman. All debts to be paid. I 
leave to my wife Elizabeth the use of all my estate, 
houses, lots, and goods so long as she remains my 
widow. I leave to my son, Adam Dobbs, £10 and all 
my apparell, and my Large Family Bible, and one equal 
share with my other children. I leave to my daughter 
Mary £5; To my daughter Elizabeth £10, "and the 
bed she now occupieth." If my wife marries, she is to 




ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 299 

have a child's part All the rest of my estate, houses 
and lots and goods, I leave to my wife Elizabeth and 
my children, Dorothy, Catharine, Mary, Adam, and 
Elizabeth. I make my wife and my brothers, Adam 
Dobbs and William Dobbs, executors. 

Dated March 2, 1769. Witnesses, John Acklay, car- 
penter, Nicholas Grub, Richard Fletcher, school master. 
Proved, January 2, 1770, before John Bowles, Esq. 

Page 198. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Mary 
Philpot, of New York, widow. I direct all debts to be 
paid. I leave to my daughters, Deborah, wife of Mat- 
thew Du Bois, of Duchess County, and Mary, wife of 
William Ellsworth, of New York, gunsmith, all my 
estate, real and personal. I make Matthew Du Bois and 
William Ellsworth, executors. 

Dated May 30, 1751. Witnesses, Mary Darcy, Rich- 
ard Nichols, Esq., Joseph Webb, Jr. Proved, January 
5, 1770, before Goldsbrow Banyer. 

Page 200. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Jonathan 
Youngs, Jr., of Southold, in Suffolk County, husband- 
man, being sick in body. I leave to my wife Martha 
the use of i of all my real estate and ^ of my house. 
After all debts are paid, all my personal estate is to 
be divided as follows : To my sons, Jonathan, William, 
and Samuel, all my farming implements. All the rest, 
except what is necessary for the support of my wife, 
to my daughters, Martha, Mehitabel, Hannah, and 
Dorothy. I leave to my son Jonathan 6 acres of land, 
including the house and orchard where he now lives. 
I leave to my son William 6 acres of land, including 
the house and orchard where I now live. I leave to my 
son Samuel 6 acres of land, to be bounded at the dis- 
cretion of my executors. All the rest of my lands I 
leave to my three sons. My father, Jonathan Youngs, 
is to be Supported agreeable to a bond I gave to him. 
If my daughters remain unmarried after the death of 
my wife, my sons are to pay each of them yearly, so 



300 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— UBER 27. 

long as unmarried, 30 pounds of Pork, 35 of beef, 4 
bushels of wheat, 2 of com, and a cow. "My sons, 
William and Samuel, shall within three years buy for 
my son Jonathan £7 worth of material to enable him 
to build him a bam." If my daughters remain unmar- 
ried, they are to have room in my house, and fire wood 
and fruit to use. I make my wife Martha and my 
friend, Thomas Youngs, executors. 

Dated August 13, 1769. Witnesses, Peter Vaile, 
Nathaniel King, Ezekiel Glover. Proved, September 
20, 1769, before Jared Landon. 

Page 203. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Peteb 
CoNSELLiE, of Bushwyck, in Kings County, being aged 
and weak. I leave to my wife Sarah £25, and the use 
of all the farm and real estate which I have in conjunc- 
tion with my son Barent, to whom I lately sold one-half. 
I also leave her two cows. I leave to my son Barent 
£40 ; To my son Arie £40 ; To my daughter Elizabeth, 
wife of Jacob Bennett, £5 ; To my daughter Barbara, 
wife of Tunis Van Catts, £5 ; To my daughter Sarah, 
wife of Abraham Vandervoort, £5. If my executors 
shall be compelled to pay any sums for which I am 
bound for my son Arrie, his legacy is to be void. I 
leave to my grandson, Petrus Consellie, son of my son 
John, deceased, 1 shilling in full bar to all claim as 
Heir at Law. I leave to my son Petrus 1 shilling in 
bar to all claim, and to my son Andries 1 shilling. 
" My executors are to sell all my personal estate at 
auction, Publick Vendue, or Outcry to the highest bid- 
der." All the rest of my estate, real and personal, I 
leave to my sons, John and William. I make my 
brother-in-law, David Miller, of Bushwick, and my 
friend, Theodorus Polhemus, executors. 

Dated February 10, 1768. Witnesses, William Pro- 
voost, Abraham Cannon, John Rosevelt. Proved in 
New York, January 11, 1770. 

[Note. — The above is the only instance of any heirs 
being " cut off " with the proverbial shilling. — W. S. P.] 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 301 

Page 205. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Mary 
Lessley, of New York, widow,, being sick, this Novem- 
ber 12, 1769. All debts and funeral charges to be paid. 
I leave to my son John 5 shillings. All the rest of my 
estate, lands, and tenements, I leave to my son John 
and my daughters, Eleanor, wife of Thomas Yarrow, 
ship carpenter, Elizabeth, and Mary. My executors 
may sell all lands. I make Isaac Marschalk, baker, and 
Charles Phillips, cooper, executors. 

Witnesses, John De La Montanye, painter, Evert 
Wessells, Charles Morse. Proved, January 12, 1770. 

Page 208. — In the name of God, Amen. I, William 
Waldron, of New York, in Harlem Division. August 
22, 1761. I leave to my son David £20, " as being my 
eldest son." I leave to my wife Antye as much of my 
household goods, furniture, and kitchen stuff as my ex- 
ecutors may judge reasonable for my wife to keep house 
with; Also 3 cows and 2 horses, and for the support 
of her and my under aged children the use of my house 
and as much land as my executors may think proper; 
Also 2 negro wenches and a negro boy. I leave to my 
under aged children £50 each when they are of age, in 
lieu of an equivalent which I have given to my son 
David and my daughters, Tanake and Marya. If my 
wife Antye remains my widow till my youngest child 
is of age, then my executors are to sell all, and allow 
to my wife for her support a child's portion, and the 
rest to my ten children [not named]. I make my 
wife and son David and my friend, John Bogart, exec- 
utors. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Waldron, Johanes Waldron, 
John Waldron, Jr. Proved, January 15, 1770. 

[Note. — For a more extended account of this family 
see Biker's " History of Harlem."— W. S. P.] 

Page 210. — "I, Smeton Irish, of Duchess County, 
being sick." My executors are to pay all debts and 
funeral charges. I leave to my wife Elizabeth the use 



302 ABSTRACTS OP WILL&-LIBKR 27. 

of all my estate during her widowhood to bring up the 
children. After her decease, I leave all to my children, 
Samuel, Mary, Jonathan, Amos, and George, and to 
my cousin, Sarah Reynolds, " and to the child my wife 
is supposed to be pregnant with." I make my friends, 
Joseph Irish and Zebulon Hoxie, executors. 

Dated December 20, 1768. Witnesses, Lott Trip, 
Quaker, Smeton Brownell, Smeton Tripp. Proved, 
November 25, 1769. 

Page 212. — In the name of God, Amen. March 3, 
1769. I, Caleb Hunt, of East Chester, in Westchester 
County, being sick. After all debts are paid, I leave 
to my wife Sarah all my right in the place we now live 
on, " which was her father's, Capt. William Pinckney's," 
deceased. I also leave her a bond of Moses Drake, and 
a bond of John Hunt, Jr., son of Capt. John Hunt, of 
Westchester ; Also a negro man, " Frank," and 2 horses, 
and all my grain and household goods, and the interest 
on a bond of Nathan Vail. I leave to my daughter, 
Thamar Haight, 2 beds and furniture, and 3 cows, and 
sheep, and a looking glass, " and ^ of my land at the 
New City Island." I leave to my grandson, Stephen 
Williams, a cow and calf; To my daughter, Eleanor 
Williams, | of my land on New City Island, and i of 
my other monies. I make my friend, Benjamin Drake, 
and my wife Sarah, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Sneden, Moses Drake, Philip 
Huestis. Proved, December 12, 1769. 

Page 214. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Cor- 
nelius Maase, of Albany, brazier, being weak in body. 
I leave to Maas Bloomendall and Albertus Bloomendall, 
sons of my brother Jacob, the house and lot and im- 
provements which they now occupy in Albany. I leave 
to Maas and Cornelius Bloomendall, sons of my brother 
Jan, all my right to the house, shop, and stables and 
lot which I now live in and occupy with my brother Jan 
in Albany. I leave to my nieces, Leah, wife of Cor- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 303 

nelius Van Deusen, and Jacomyntie, wife of Jacob 
Ostrander, both daughters of my sister Gertruy, £50 
each. All the rest of my estate I leave to the children 
of my brother Jacob and to the children of my brother 
Jan, and to the children of my sister Gertruy, viz., 
Leah, wife of Cornelius Van Deusen, Jacomyntie, wife 
of Jacob Ostrander, Cornelius Ostrander, and Jacobus 
Ostrander. I make Maas Bloomendall, son of my bro- 
ther Jacob, find Maas Bloomendall, son of my brother 
Jan, and Cornelius Van Deusen, executors. 

Witnesses, Staats Van Santvoord, gunsmith, John 
Van Valkenburgh, J. Roorback, alderman. Proved, 
January 5, 1770. 

Page 217. — :In the name of God, Amen. I, Willem 
Labance, of New York, gardener, being in good health. 
All debts are to be truly paid. I leave to my dear and 
loving wife, Anna Maria Larrance, all my real and per- 
sonal estate, to her and her heirs and assigns forever, 
and I make her executor. 

Dated December 2, 1745. Witnesses, Isaac Stouten- 
burgh, Margaret Johnson, Simon Johnson. Proved, 
February 1, 1770. 

Page 218. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Henry 
Shafer, of New York, carman. All debts to be paid. 
I leave to my son Jacob £10 more than the rest of my 
children, in full bar to all claim as eldest son. I leave 
to my wife Elizabeth all my real estate, consisting of 
two dwelling houses situate in Ann street, in the North 
Ward, and all my personal estate, so long as she re- 
mains my widow. After her death or marriage, all to 
be sold at public vendue, except three young negro 
wenches, which I have given to my children, Jacob, 
Mary Hyer, and Anna. I leave to my wife during her 
widowhood "my old wench Betty and her three chil- 
dren." All the rest to my wife and children. " Now as 
my daughter, Mary Hyer, has already had £100, my 
two other children are to have the same out of my 



304 ABSTRACTS OF WILL&-LIBER 27. 

estate." I make my son Jacob and my son-in-law, Mat- 
thias Hyer, executors. 

Dated August 21, 1769. Witnesses, Henry Peckwell, 
school master, Ahasuerus Turk, Jr., instrument maker, 
Laurence Hempell, tinman. Proved, February 2, 1770. 

Page 221. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Daniel 
Denniston, of Ulster County, merchant, being in good 
health. August 20, 1764. I leave to my wife Sophia 
all my estate, and all my clothing I leave to my brothers, 
Joseph and Hugh Denniston. I leave " all and every- 
thing else " to my wife, and make her executor. 

Witnesses, John Monk, John Fendell. Proved in 
Albany, before John De Peyster, — October, 1769. 

Page 223. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Chables 
Jeffery, of New York, mariner. I leave to my wife 
Sarah all my goods and whatever is owing to me from 
any person, and make her executor. 

Dated October 26, 1764. Witnesses, Henry Langdon, 
William Scott, John Andreas Lucam, butcher. Proved, 
February 7, 1770. 

Page 225. — In the name of God, Amen. July 17, 
1759. I, Ryeb Schermebhorn, of Rynbeck Precinct, 
Duchess County, blacksmith, being sick. All just 
debts and funeral charges to be paid, " and the same 
shall not wait or depend upon any division of my 
estate," " and my executors are to settle my estate as 
soon as can suitably be done." I leave to my son 
Barent 10 shillings in bar to all claim as heir at law. 
I leave to my son Jacob all my right and privilege of 
cutting and exporting of timber, "and all the liberty 
of Bush right " as granted to me by Barent Van Ben- 
thuysen, by a certain instrument, dated May 7, 1741. 
I leave to my sons, Jacob, Johanes, and Jan, all my 
Smith tools, bellows, and anvil, and they are to pay for 
them to the rest of my children what my executors shall 



ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 27. 306 

judge them reasonably worth. I leave to my children, 
Barent, Jacob, Johanes, Jan, Geritie, wife of Gteritt 
Heermans, Jannettie, and Catharine, all my dwelling 
house, bam, Barrack, orchard, and Smith shop, also 
my saw mill and tools, with the land and stream of 
water, and all the rest of my estate, " to the one not 
more than the other." I leave to my wife Marytie £30, 
£10 to be paid in two weeks, and the rest on division. 
I leave to my daughter Janettie " a competent and rea- 
sonable outset of household furniture, as Bed, Bed- 
stead, and other suitable furniture, ,to be bought new 
for her and delivered on her marriage day." I leave 
to my daughters, Janettie and Catharine, all linnen and 
clothes "which belonged to their mother, my former 
wife." My present loving wife Marytie is to have all 
the household furniture and movables she brought with 
her, and the two horses belonging to her. I leave all 
the rest of my cattle, horses, and slaves to all my chil- 
dren. I make my son Jacob and my brother-in-law, 
Johanes B. Ten Eyck, of the Manor of Livingston, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Augustinus Turck, Esq., Barent John 
Ten Eyck, Jan Steenhose. Proved, May 26, 1768, be- 
fore Anthony Hoflfman. 

Page 228. — Cadwallader Colden, Esq., Capt. Gen. 
and Governor. Whereas, James Campbell, "late of 
the Country of the Illinois, but since residing in New 
York," Gentleman, lately deceased in said city, having, 
as is alleged, made his last will, and appointed as ex- 
ecutor a person who is now a resident in the said 
Country of the Illinois, and hath, as is supposed, the 
said will in his custody. Letters of Administration are 
granted to James Robertson, Esq., of New York, to 
collect and keep all goods for the benefit of the heirs. 
February 20, 1770. 

Page 229. — " I, Benjamin Yowen, of the Nine Part- 
ners, in Charlotte Precinct, Duchess County, being weak 



306 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

in body this 6 day of the 5th month, 1769." I leave to 
my mother [not named] £3 yearly. I leave all the rest 
of my estate, both lands and movables, to my consins, 
Charles Blowers and Mary Blowers, and make them 
executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Winslow, James Mott, Jr., James 
Mott. Proved in New York, before John Bowles, Esq., 
March 22, 1770. 

Page 230. — "Be it remembered that I, Jonathan 
Robinson, of the Upper Dublin, in the County of Phila- 
delphia, in Pennsylvania, am under decay of Body, but 
of sound mind." My executors are to pay all debts. 
I leave to my wife Elizabeth £30 a year ; That is, £500 
are to be put out on land security, and the interest, 
being £30, to be paid to her. I also leave her furniture 
for one room. " The interest is to be paid into the 
hands of Joseph Jones, of Plimoth, and paid by biTn 
to her." After her death, the principal to be ,paid to 
my children. I leave to my son Robert the interest on 
£500 during his life, and then to my executors for my 
children, Jonathan, Rachel, wife of Dr. John Rockhill, 
of New Jersey, Mary, and John, merchant in Carolina. 
And whereas I have given to each of my children £500, 
as recorded in my book, I discharge them from the 
same. I leave to the children of my son Maurice 20 
shillings; To my granddaughter Betsey, daughter of 
Edward Robinson, £50. I make my son Jonathan, of 
White Marsh, and my son-in-law. Dr. John Rockhill, 
and my daughter Mary, executors. All the rest to my 
son Joseph and my daughter Mary. 

" I have set my hand, in two half sheets of paper, this 
February 2, 1766." Witnesses, Mary Yorke, David 
Morris, William De Wiss. Proved in Philadelphia, 
April 5, 1766, before Benjamin Chew, Register Gen. 

Confirmed in New York, April 26, 1770, and Letters 
of Administration granted to Samuel Burling, of New 
York, merchant, as attorney for the executors, " there 
being goods, etc., in this Province." 



ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 27. 307 

Page 231. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Jacobus 
Van Alen, of Claveraek, in Albany County, yeoman, 
being of sound mind and of perfect understanding. I 
leave to Johanes Van Alen, son of my brother Adam, 
deceased, £10 " for his birthright, and he to make no 
more claim." I do annul and make void a note of £100, 
and another of £12, of Johanes E. Van Alen, son of 
my brother. Evert Van Alen, deceased. I leave to 
Abraham E. Van Alen, son of my brother Evert, de- 
ceased, £100. " I leave to Mayeke Whitbeck, daughter 
of Evert Koeymans, my negro Cato and my case of 
Drawers," and my Looking glass, table and household 
furniture. I leave to the seven children of my brother 
Evert, deceased, viz., Johanes E., Abraham E., Laurens 
E., Jacobus E., Derick E., Adam E., and Maria E., all 
the rest of my estate at Claveraek, and in Richmond, 
Berkshire County, in Massachusetts Bay, And they 
shall pay to their mother, Margarita Van Alen, 20 
shillings each, yearly. I make the three eldest sons of 
my brother Evert, executors. 

Dated March 30,. 1769. Witnesses, Laurens Van 
Alen, Margarita Van Alen, Cornelius Van Dyke. 
Proved, March 7, 1770, before Peter Lansingh. 

Page 236. — Cadwallader Colden, Esq., Capt. Gen. and 
Governor. Whereas, Johan David Wolfe, tailor, made 
his will January 10, 1756, and by a Codicil made Feb- 
ruary 4, 1758, made John Albert Weygand and Theodo- 
rus Van Wyck, executors, and soon after died. And 
the said will was proved November 23, 1759. And 
whereas Jolm Albert Weygand is dead and Theodorus 
Van Wyck has resigned. Letters of Administration are 
granted to David Wolfe, Gent., the eldest son. April 
27, 1770. 

Page 238. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Peter 
Low, of New York, merchant, being sick. After all 
debts are paid, I leave all the rest of my estate, real 
and personal, to my wife Rachel during her life. If 
she marries, she is to have ^. After her death, I 



308 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 27. 

leave all to my children, Peter, Comelins, Nicholas, 
John, Helena, Margaret, Jane, Rachel, and Elizabeth. 
I make my wife and my sons, Peter and Cornelius, 
executors. 

Dated January 8, 17 1^. Witnesses, John Van Cort- 
landt, Cornelius Wynkoop, Benjamin Wynkoop. 
Proved, April 21, 1770. 

Page 240. — ^In the name of Qod, Amen. I, Stephen 
HoYT, of Bedford, in Westchester County, being weak 
in body. " I will and positively order that all debts be 
paid." I leave to my wife Martha a mare and saddle, 
two cows and all household goods, and the use of my 
house and land for the bringing up of the children, and 
also all movables. When the youngest child is of age, 
all lands and estate to be sold and divided among all 
my children, "except that my son Stephen shall have 
£3 more than either of them." [Names of other chUr- 
dren not given J] I make Matthew Fountain, executor 
and trustee for children. 

Dated February 7, 1770. Witnesses, Nehemiah Louns- 
bury, Joseph Owen, Jeremiah Lounsbury. Proved, 
March 3, 1770, before David Dayton, Surrogate. 

Page 241. — In the name of God, Amen. January 26, 
1770. I, Phebe Willsok, of Rye, in Westchester 
County, widow. I leave to my son Jonathan a brown 
horse, and my best bed and 2 pillows ; To my son An- 
drew the next best bed and furniture, and a cow I had 
of Urich Willson. I leave to my son Rodger the bed 
and covering where he now lietli. The remainder of 
my estate to be divided among all my children, except 
Rodger. I make my son Benjamin, executor. 

Witnesses, Joseph Willson, John Purdy. Proved, 
February 2, 1770. 

Page 243. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Margaret 
De Peystee, of New York, widow, do make and declare 
my last will as f oUoweth. I direct all debts to be paid. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 309 

I leave to my son James and his wife Sarah ^ of all 
that certain farm in Bergen Connty, New Jersey, now 
in the possession of the widow of Johanes Camaghar; 
Also i of all my undivided land, situate near the farm, 
and now in the possession of persons having no title 
to the same, and against whom, I am informed, a ver- 
dict and Judgment have been obtained. I leave the 
said farm and land to them In Trust for all the children 
already begotten, and to be begotten within 30 years, 
until the youngest child is of age, and then to all their 
children. I leave to my son, Frederick De Peyster, the 
other half of said farm and lands. And if he shall 
hereafter marry, then to him for life, and then to his 
wife and children. I also leave to my son, James De 
Peyster, all my lots in New York, fronting east to the 
street commonly called the Broadway, and bounded 
south by Cortlandt street, and ^ of all the rest of my 
real estate, to him for life, and then to his son, Abra- 
ham De Peyster. I leave to my children, Catharine, 
wife of John Livingston, Frederick, Margaret, wife of 
William Axtell, Mary, wife of John Charlton, and 
Elizabeth, wife of Matthew Clarkson, ^ of the re- 
mainder. I leave to my daughter. Eve De Peyster, ij. 
during her life, and then to her children, but if she 
dies without issue, then to my other children. I leave 
\ to the children of my son James who may be living 
at the time of my deatii. I leave to my daughter Eve 
my negro wench "Sarah." I leave to Margaret, the 
daughter of my son James, "my Turtle Shell Teak 
box and my Scrutoire," and a negro girl. I make my 
sons and my sons-in-law and my daughter Eve, ex- 
ecutors, " And they are to appoint three men to divide 
and lay out my Pasture ground, situate in New York, 
near Fresh water, at a place formerly called the Calck 
Hook, into 7 parts, and my son James is to have his 
choice, and the rest to my other children." I make my 
sons, James and Frederick, and my son-in-law, John 
Livingston, executors. 
Dated December 22, 1769. Witnesses, James Van 



310 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. i 

Cortlandt, Augustus Van Cortlandt, John Jay. Proved, 
March 27, 1770. 

[Note. — Margaret De Peyster was the widow of 
Abraham De Peyster, one of the most prominent citi- 
zens of early New York. She was one of the daughters 
of Stephen Van Cortlandt.— W. S. P.] 

Page 246. — ^In the name of God, Amen. September 
20, 1767. I, JoHANEs Glen, of Albany, merchant I 
leave to the four children of my brother, Jacob Glen, 
late of Albany, deceased, viz., John, Hendrick, Cor- 
nelius, and Janettie, wife of Abraham C. Cuyler, one- 
half of all my estate. I leave to the four children of 
my sister Catherina, late wife of Johanes Cuyler, viz., 
Elsie, wife of Barent Ten Eyck, John Cuyler, Jr., Cor- 
nelius Cuyler, and Jacob Cuyler, the other half. I 
make John Glen, Jr., Hendrick Glen, Cornelius Glen, 
and Jacob Cuyler, executors. 

Witnesses, John Cuyler, Isaac Ver Planck, Abraham 
Yates, Jr. Proved, March 31, 1770. 

Page 248. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Isabella 
Van Dam, widow of Mr. Isaac Van Dam, of New York, 
being sick and indisposed. I direct all debts to be paid. 
I leave to my daughters, Sarah and Catharine Mary, 
all my household and kitchen furniture. All the rest 
of my estate I leave to my six children, Sarah, Anthony, 
Bip, Isaac, John, and Catharine Mary. What any of 
them may be indebted to me is to be taken out of tiieir 
share. I make Mr. Nicholas William Stuyvesant, and 
my son Anthony, and my daughters, Sarah and Catha- 
rine Mary, executors. 

Dated February 12, 1765. Witnesses, Sarah White, 
Mary Sister, spinster, William Wallace. Proved, April 
9, 1770. 

Page 249. — "I, Stephen Wood, of Hunttington, in 
Suffolk County, cordwainer, being this 30 of June, 
1769, much indisposed, and not knowing how it may 



ABSTRACrrS OF WILLS— MBBR 27. 311 

please the Lord to deal with me in this sicknesSy and 
am willing to set my house in order." I leave to my 
wife Susanah f of all my personal property after all 
debts are paid, and i to my daughter Bohada. I leave 
to my wife the use of all house and lands for life, or 
until my sons are of age. If she remains my widow, 
she is to have the use of i of my house and land. I 
leave to my two sons, Jarvis and Ellis, all my house, 
lands, and tan yards. "My executors may sell my 
estate if upon a deliberate consideration they find it 
would be best." I make my father and my cousin, John 
Wood, guardians of my sons to put them to trades when 
of suitable age. I make my father, Jeremiah Wood, 
and my cousin, John Wood, and my friend, John Ire- 
land, executors. 

Witnesses, Jonas Rogers, Hubbard Concklin, Samuel 
Willis. Proved, January 23, 1770, before William 
Smith, Surrogate. 

Page 251. — "Know all men by these Presents that 
I, Philip Ketcham, of Hunttington, in Suffolk County, 
being this 21 day of April, 1769, pretty well in health." 
My executors are to pay all debts before any general 
division. I leave to my wife Elizabeth the use of my 
west dwelling house, with the cellar and chambers and 
kitchen, while she remains my widow, and no longer. 
I also leave her one good chair horse and a riding chair 
that I now use; Also a bed and furniture, a negro girl, 
4 sheep, and i of household goods, and two cows. I 
leave to my sons, Solomon and Isaac, all my wearing 
apparell. I leave to my son Solomon my negro boy 
" Cesar," and to my son Isaac my negro man Jack. I 
leave to my wife all provisions of meat and bread com, 
and two swine. I leave to my daughter, Phebe Youngs, 
the remainder of movable estate, and if she dies before 
me, then to her three children [not named] ; To my two 
sons all farming utensils. I leave to my son Solomon 
the homestead where I now live, and all the Hill lots 
which I bought of Jonathan Titus and Philip Titus, 



312 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

and for which I have already given him deeds ; " Also 
the land which I have lying to the south side of Stephen 
Ketcham's old field, so called, and from thence running 
south by Hempsted Old road, and by the east side of 
Philip and Cornelius Conklin's land to the most west- 
erly piece of their land to the first plowing field where 
the old fence stood, and so east to Nathaniel Ketcham's 
and Stephen Ketcham's land, be the same more or 
less " ; Also my land, both cleared and wood land, 
lying on the north side of the road that leads to George 
Young's mills, and which I formerly bought of Bichard 
Davis; Also i of all my lands lying towards or near 
Ichabod Smith's; Also my lot of land at South where 
my house stands, being about 49 rods wide, and which 
I bought of my brother, John Ketcham ; " Also all my 
upland and meadow lying southward of a certain ditch 
that runs on the north side of an Island called the 
Walnut Island, westerly to Lattens [Lattings] neck 
creek, which land and meadow is bounded east by Col. 
Conkling and by a ditch called Long Ditch, south by 
the Bay, west by a creek between West Neck and Lat- 
tens Neck creek, north by said ditch north of Walnut 
Island, and running east to Col. Conkling's land"; 
Also i of all my undivided lands in West neck; Also 
a field of land I had of Joseph Whitman, joining a field 
that did belong to Cornelius Conkling; Also ^ of my 
rights of Commonage in Hunttington and the Baiting 
Place Purchase ; " Also the south part of the tract of 
land called Perks Lot, from the partition fence, and 
running to Hubbard Conkling's lot, and so joining to 
Nathaniel Williams' land." I leave to my son Isaac 
the north part of Perks Lot, and the south field I had 
of Joseph Whitman, joining Thomas Conkling, And all 
my Plains fields and wood land lying west between the 
Plains fields and Hempsted road, and south of Cor- 
nelius Conkling's, all lying in one tract; Also ^ of all 
my land lying near Jehiel Smith's, deceased; Also a 
lot on West Neck at South, And the land and meadow 
I bought of John Conkling at the east end of said lot; 



ABSTRACrrS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 313 

Also a piece of land and meadow I bought of Israel 
Conkling, bounded sonth by a ditch, east by a highway ; 
Also i of my Commonage. I make my loving friends, 
Jeremiah Wood and Joshua Wood, executors. 

Witnesses, Nathaniel Willis, Israel Ketcham, Henry 
Scudder, Samuel Willis. Proved, February 5, 1770. 

Page 255. — " In the name of God, Amen. June 28, 
1763, and in the 3d year of the Reign of King George 
III." I, Thomas Storm, of Philips manor, in West- 
chester County, yeoman, being well in health. " I will 
and order that all such Debts I owe in Law or Con- 
science to any Person or Persons whatsoever to be well 
and truly satisfied." I leave to my well-beloved wife 
Annace "what she brought to me, what is now in 
being"; Also the new chair and chair horse and fur^ 
niture, and likewise ^ of the homespun blankets, and i 
of all movables, except the cattle, sheep, and swine, and 
household goods, which I leave to my daughters, Cath- 
arine and Engeltie, and my 5 sons, Garret, Gores, 
Abraham, John, and Isaac. I leave to my wife the 
choice of best rooms, and the keeping of a horse and 
cow, and provision and fire wood during her widow- 
hood. But if she chooses to remarry, then my son Isaac 
shall pay her for her rights the sum of £60. I leave 
to my granddaughters, Christina and Ann, daughters 
of my son Thomas, deceased, £40, " in full bar of their 
ever making any further claim as being the daughters 
of my eldest son Thomas." I leave to my sons. Garret 
and Gores, " my first Purchase or tract of land that I 
purchased in Eumbouts Precinct in Duchess County, 
being 406 acres." My son Garret is to have 208 acres, 
with the buildings and orchards, and my son Gores is 
to have 202 acres, with the buildings thereon, where he 
now liveth. I leave to my son Abraham my second 
Purchase in Rumbout Precinct, lying on the south side 
of Fish kill or creek, except 10 acres of wood land 
joining the farm which formerly belonged to Nathaniel 
Teomans. I leave to my son John the said 10 acres of 



314 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 27. 

wood land, and also my third Purchase in Bumbout 
Precinct. I leave to my son Isaac my improvements 
in Philips Manor which I now hold under Hon. Col. 
Frederick Philipse. I leave to my 5 sons all my right 
in the store house and land, being ^ of the buildings 
and 12 acres of land, and they shall pay to my grand- 
son Abraham, son of my son Jacob, deceased, £100 
when he is of age. And they shall pay to my two daugh- 
ters, Catharine, wife of Jacob Byse, and Engeltie, each 
£100 for their portion and legacy. I leave to my son 
Isaac § of all my grain, and my weaver's loom. I leave 
to my two daughters " the bed and bedding that I had 
in my first wife's life." I make my sons. Garret and 
Isaac, and my neighbor, William Davis, executors. 

Witnesses, Abraham Adriance, Dirck Hegeman, John 
Clements, "both of Dutchess County." Proved in 
Duchess County, January 15, 1770. 

Page 258. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Abrajbcam 
Rycker, of Newtown, in Queens County, yeoman, being 
indisposed. All debts and funeral charges to be paid. 
I leave to my son Peter £3. AU the rest of my estate I 
leave to my children, Peter, Amdreas, Jacobus, Hen- 
drick, Margaritie, wife of John Bourgaw, and Geesie, 
wife of Richard Berrien. All my land and meadow, 
wherever it may be, to be divided among all my chil- 
dren, and if they cannot agree, it is to be sold by my 
executors. " I will that Sarah Lefefer be maintained 
during her life by my children." I make my sons, Peter 
and Andreas, and my son-in-law, Richard Berrien, 
executors. 

Dated February 1, 1764. Witnesses, Nathaniel 
Moore, Samuel Washburn, Jacob Rapalye. Proved, 
March 13, 1770. 

Page 260. — Know all men by these Presents that I, 
Henry Smith, of Hempsted, in Queens County, yeo- 
man, being this 19 of October, 1769, sick and weak, 
" Not knowing how soon the Lord may take me away 
by Death." I leave to my wife Joycy [Joyce] all my 



I ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— MBBR 27. 315 

horse kind, and 2 cows and all household goods, and 
the nse of my farm or homestead where I now dwell, 
and so much of the remainder of my movable estate as 
may be necessary to bring np my children. If she re- 
fuses to bring up my children for the use of the farm, 
my executors may sell. From the money I leave ^ to 
my son Isaac when of age. The other half to my 4 
daughters, Elizabeth, Mary, Philena, and Hannah. I 
make my wife and my trusty friends, Timothy Clowes 
and Silvanus Smith, both of Hempsted, executors. 

Witnesses, Jane Southard, Joseph Rainer, Jr., Bich- 
ard Ellison, Quaker. Proved, March 13, 1770. 

Page 262. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Nehe- 
MiAH Denton, of Jamaica, Queens County, being much 
indisposed. I leave to my dearly beloved wife Deb- 
orah the use of house and lands during the time she 
continues my widow, and then to be sold by my execu- 
tors at vendue. I leave to my wife all household goods 
and kitchen stuff, and 2 cows, a horse, and riding chair. 
" And as to my merchandise ware and Shop goods here 
at Jamaica and at Newburgh in Ulster County, and 
my half of a Sloop, Long boat, and Scow there, and all 
other movable estate, the same is to be sold at Publick 
Vendue by my executors." All my lands and mes- 
suages at Newburgh and elsewhere (out of Jamaica) are 
to be sold ; Also my house and lot in Jamaica. Aijd of 
all the rest of my estate and money due to me, I leave 
i to my son Nehemiah, ^ to my son Timothy, | to my 
daughters, Elizabeth, the now wife of Gilbert Denton, 
and Ruth, the now wife of William Foster, and | to 
my daughter, Johana Denton, when of age. My wife 
is to have the use of the shares of my son Timothy and 
my daughter Johana till they are of age. I make my 
son Nehemiah and my cousin, Samuel Denton, of Ja- 
maica, cooper, executors. 

Dated October 19, 1764. Witnesses, Males Lewis, 
Stephen Harriman, Benjamin Hinchman. Proved, May 
7, 1770. 



316 ABSTRACrrS op wills— liber 27. 

Page 264. — ^In the name of God, Amen. June 5, 1769. 
I, Antie Monfoobt, of Hempsted, Queens County, be- 
ing in health. I leave to my brother. Rem Monfoort, 
a bond I have against him, and in case he shall come 
to want or not be able to help himself, he is to have 
the use of £200, at the discretion of my executors. 
" The money which I got by my mother, Susana Smith, 
being £45, I leave to the ciildren of my brother, 
Theodoras Monfoort, Margaret and Susanne, and to 
the children of Daniel Polhemus, Cornelius and Polly, 
and to the children of Margaret Van Lew, John, 
Catrina, Susanne, Antie, and Margaret, and to Nellie 
Hegeman." I leave to Peter Monfoort £11 5s. ; To the 
children of my sister, Maritie Schenck, Elizabeth, An- 
tie, Janettie, Maria, and Marten, £11 5s. ; To my niece, 
Elizabeth Onderdonk, £6 ; To my niece, Antie Rapelye, 
£6 ; To my niece, Antie Van Lew, £6. All the rest of 
my estate I leave to my brother, Peter Monfoort, Nellie 
Hegeman, the children of my sister, Margaret Van 
Lew, and to the children of my brotiier, Daniel Pol- 
hemus. I make my brother, Benjamin Hegeman, and 
my nephews, Petrus Onderdonk and Marten Schenck, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Elbert Hegeman, Andries Hegeman, El- 
bert Hegeman, Jr. Proved, February 5, 1770. 

Page 267. — In the name of God, Amen. "I, James 
Pabker, of New York, Printer, reflecting on the uncer- 
tainty of life, and being in sound Mind and Memory, 
Blessed be God." "My Soul, an immortal Part, not 
so properly my own as another's, believing it to be 
purchased by the Lord Jesus Christ, I bequeath to 
Him, believing that he will fulfill his Promise and 
Right against all the Malice of the Evil One, who by 
his continual attacks on my poor intellectuals has 
caused me to be defiled from the Crown of my Head 
to the Soles of my Feet." I leave to my wife all my 
estate during her life, except as follows, and she is to 
pay all debts. I leave to my son, Samuel F. Parker, 




ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 27. 317 

after my wife's decease, my dwelling house where I 
now dwell and the lot it stands upon. I leave to my 
daughter, Jane Parker, my small house adjoining, with 
the lot and stable, xmless her brother chooses to pay 
her £600 for the same. " The house and three lots of 
ground in Woodbridge, New Jersey, where my broth- 
er's widow now resides, one of which lots was left to 
me by my father, and the other two I bought of my 
brother," I leave them to my brother's widow to bring 
up her children, and then to my granddaughter, Mary 
Parker. The small house and lot in Woodbridge, which 
I purchased of Edward Potter, and the lot I purchased 
of Margaret Alf oord, I leave to my daughter Jane, un- 
less her brother shall pay her 250 Spannish milled 
Dollars for the same. I leave to my daughter Jane 
what property I may have in New Haven after her 
mother's deatii. The Pine lands and saw mill in Mon- 
mouth County, New Jersey, which I bought of the ex- 
ecutors of Jonathan Thomas, I leave to my nephew, 
James Parker, and he is to pay £5 Jersey money to 
each of my brother's children. I leave to my son, Sam- 
uel Parker, the land I may have at Wyoming. I leave 
to my wife the disposal of all my movable estate to 
help her bring up her granddaughter, and I would have 
her give to my sister two cows and 10 sheep that may 
be on the place. I leave to my son Samuel my silver 
bowl and plate; To my daughter Jane a good bed. I 
leave to my son Samuel all the Printing materials, and 
he is to pay to his mother 5 dollars a year as an ac- 
knowledgement. I make my wife Mary, executor. 

Dated April 7, 1769. Witnesses, William Carr, car- 
penter, Samuel Higginson, Robert McAlpine. 

Codicil, March 25, 1770. I request my sister-in-law, 
to whom I leave my house in Woodbridge, to permit 
my son Samuel to live in the house, as he does now, if 
he chooses to reside there ; also the lot next to Jonathan 
Moore, " as a return of kindness to him, and not as his 
lawful claim." Proved, July 21, 1770. 

[Note. — Probably no man in New York was better 



318 ABSTRACrrS of wills— liber 27. 

known in his day than " James Parker, Printer." He 
was son of Samuel Parker, and bom in Woodbridge, 
New Jersey, 1714. He was apprenticed to William 
Bradford, but ran away, and, as usual, was advertised, 
with a small reward for his capture. He seems to have 
returned and served his time. In 1742 he began busi- 
ness for himself, and started the third newspaper in 
New York, January 4, 174§. This was the New York 
Weekly Post Boy^ at the "New Printing Office in 
Beaver street" This was on the north side of Beaver 
street, 100 feet west of Broad street In 1745 his paper 
was merged with the New York Gazettej and appeared 
as the New York Gazette and Post Boy. He was made 
" Printer to the Province," and remained so till 1761. 
In 1757 his business was the most extensive in America. 
He died at Burlington, N. J., while on a visit, June 24, 
1770, and was buried at Woodbridge the next day. — 
W. S. P.] 

Page 270. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Campbell, late of the Island of Jamaica, but at present 
of New York, being very sick. My debt of £400 to 
Mr. Goldsbrow Banyer, and all other debts, to be paid. 
I leave to my sister, Margaret Campbell, £1,000; To 
my three brothers, Archibald, Alexander, and James, 
I leave £500 each ; To my sister, Catharine McArthur, 
£200; To my sister, Ann Campbell, £200 when mar- 
ried, provided she marries with the approbation of my 
executors. I leave to my mother, Ann Campbell, £200 ; 
To my cousin, Duncan Campbell, of Kingston, Jamaica, 
merchant, £200. I leave to my three brothers, Archi- 
bald, Alexander, and James, the lands I lately pur- 
chased of Goldsbrow Banyer in the Province of New 
York, viz., To Archibald, Lot No. 30; To Alexander, 
Lot No. 38 ; To James, Lot No. 36. All the rest I leave 
to my cousin, Alexander Campbell, of Kingston, Ja- 
maica. I make Dr. Peter Middleton, of New York, 
Johnston Fairhaghne, of Jamaica, and Walter Buchan- 
an, of New York, merchant, executors, and each is to 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 319 

have 20 Pistoles, besides expenses and a reasonable 
commission. " The 20 Pistoles being intended to bny 
each of them a suit of mourning." 

Dated April 27, 1770. Witnesses, Samuel Jones, 
Esq., Isaac Noble, merchant, Uzal Johnson. 

CodicUy May 12, 1770. I leave to Eev. Mr. Mason, 
minister of the Scotch Presbyterian Congregation in 
New York, 20 Pistoles; To Mary Mackline, of New 
York, widow, £40 ; To Margaret Gillis, who now attends 
me as nurse, £10. 

Codicil, June 25, 1770. Revokes the legacy of £10 
left to Margaret Gillis. 

Witnesses, Jean Gueringay, Isaac Noble. Proved, 
July 25, 1770. 

Page 274. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Martin 
Van Bergen, of Catskill, in Albany County, yeoman, 
being at the present time in perfect health, June 27, 
1765. I direct all debts and funeral charges to be paid. 
I leave to my now only living son, Peter Van Bergen, 
all my right and interest in the lands in the County of 
Albany, called Potick, as the same is particularly de- 
scribed in a certain Division deed between me and my 
brother, Gerrett Van Bergen, dated September 15, 1738, 
and distinguished as Lot No. 7; Also all my interest 
in the Falls lying within the bounds of said Lots called 
Potick, or Lot No. 7, Provided he keeps the conditions 
and covenants in a certain bond bearing the same date 
as this my will. I also leave him all my right in the 
undivided lands within the following bounds, viz.. All 
lying between the Kill or creek, called Potick Kill, and 
tbe brook or creek called Ottawawen Killitie, or Indians 
brook or creek, as far as the Catskill Patent extends 
to the northward between the said brooks or creeks. 
Subject to the same conditions. If he shall have any 
children by his now wife, or by any future wife, he 
shall have the said lands in fee, and the said Covenants 
to be void. And he is also to have the right to cut tim- 
ber on any of my undivided lands between Potick KiU 



320 ABSnCACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

and the Hegh Kill. I also leave him all my lands now 
in the possession of Peter Souser, lying in the tract of 
land called Corlars Kill. If he dies without issue, then 
the estate left to him is to go to his sisters, That is, to 
Catharine, wife of William Van Bergen, and to Neltye, 
wife of Henry Oothout, and to Anna Maria, wife of 
Johanes Schuneman, each i, and J to the children of 
my son Wilhelmus Van Bergen, deceased. And they 
are to pay £15 a year to Elizabeth, the wife of my son 
Peter, if she survives him. I hereby order that Anna, 
the widow of my son Wilhelmus, shall have, during her 
widowhood, the use of my dwelling house, bam, and 
buildings, and all the lowlands and uplands of the farm 
I now live on, and all the lands now in possession of 
Peter Schram ; also 3 negroes and the farm implements. 
I leave to my grandson, Martin Van Bergen, all my 
farm or Plantation where I now live, and all the lands 
in possession of Peter Schram, after his mother's 
death ; Also all my right in the Patent of Batavia ; Also 
all my right of the undivided lands in the Patent which 
I have in common with Vincent Matthews and others 
on the east side of Catskill creek, called Femmenhook, 
And he is to pay to his sisters, Deborah, Catharine, 
Anettie, and Anna Maria, £350. I also leave him all 
my undivided right, which I have with the Salisburys 
and others, in the Cattskill Patent, north of the Cattrix 
Kill, unless my executors sell the same. I also leave to 
him all that piece or parcel of land in Albany County, 
Beginning at the southeast comer of the land along 
the river now in possession of Peter Schutt, and from 
thence a west line to the bounds of the lands of Peter 
Souser, and from thence in a straight line to the bounds 
of the right formerly belonging to Guysbert Outen 
Bogart, then down along said bounds to the place 
called Stuck, then up the river to the place of beginning. 
I leave to my daughter Catharine and her husband^ 
William Van Bergen, all my i part or right in the Grist 
mill at Cattrix Kill, and all my right to the falls in said 
Kill, from where it empties into the Catskill, as far up 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 321 

the said Cattrix Kill as opposite the house of Solomon 
Du Bois, deceased. Also all that piece of land now in 
possession of Nicholas Brandow : beginning at a Rocky 
point on the north side of Cattrix Kill or creek, oppo- 
site the dwelling house of Solomon Du Bois, deceased, 
and from thence up the stream to the bounds of William 
Seaman, then northerly along his bounds to the north- 
east comer thereof; "from thence with a direct line 
upon the house of Guisbert Ostrander, or where the 
Wolf Pits used to be, until you meet the line of a lot 
of my brother, Geritt Van Bergen, deceased, called the 
Mill Lot, and then down the said line to beginning." 
Also my right in a piece of land lying on both sides 
of Cattrix Kill. Beginning on the banks of said Kill, 
by a small brook or run of water, on the west side of 
tlie house of Solomon Du Bois, deceased, thence South 
15 chains, tlien East 40 chains, thence north to said Cat- 
trix Kill, and thence up tlie stream to place of beginning. 
I leave to my daughters, Neltye, wife of Henry Oothout, 
and Anna Maria, wife of Rev. Johanes Schuneman, and 
to their husbands, All my right to a certain tract of land 
on the west side of Hudson river commonly called Cor- 
lers Kill, Beginning at a run of water by said river a 
little to the south of where Ephraim Conklin now lives, 
" called in Dutch the Stuck " ; from thence with a west 
line until you come to the Old Cattskill footpath, or old 
Indian Road or Path from Coxhakky to Cattskill ; thence 
along the said foot path until you come to the foot of 
a hill lying to the west of the house where Peter Mey 
now lives ; then up along the foot of said hill until you 
come to the Loonenburgh Patent, or the rights called 
the rights of the Browns and others; and then down 
along the said Patent of Loonenburgh to Hudson river, 
and thence down the river to place of beginning. Except 
the land that Peter Souser has in possession, and also 
what lies south of a west line, from the southeast comer 
of the land along the river, now in possession of Peter 
Schutt. I also leave to them all my right to the Fall, 
on Hans Vosen Kill or creek, below the house of Peter 



322 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Souser, and the stream, with the privilege of building 
a mill, or mills, Also all my right to a piece of land 
along the Catskill creek. Beginning at the mouth of 
Hans Vosens kill, and then up the same till you come 
to the afore-mentioned bounds or west line of the tract 
called Corlers Kill, and up the said bounds as far as 
the same runs west, and from thence to Catskill creek, 
and then down the same to place of beginning. To- 
gether with all my right to the falls or reef in Catskill 
creek, by the place called Tantagoeses House. Also a 
certain Lot on the east side of the Catskill creek, being 
one of the divided lots of the tract I have with Golden, 
Matthews, and others, in Company, and lies below the 
upper Lot, and in the Division is Lot No. 9. Also J 
of my right in a certain tract of land called Femmen- 
hook. Beginning at the run of water called the Stuck, 
and from thence with a line to a brook, or creek, that 
empties into the Hans Vosen kill, nearly opposite to 
where the old mill of Van Veghten stood; then down 
the Hans Vosen Kill to the Catskill creek, then down 
the same to Hudson river, then up the river to place 
of beginning, Also all my right in the undivided lands 
with the Salisburys and others, in the Catskill Patent, 
lying west of the Coxhakky road, and between the upper 
end of the farm or Plantation of Annake Bronk, and the 
north end of the Rock, called Glade Klip. Also my 
right to the Fall in Catskill creek, that lies below the 
land now in possession of Johanes Schuneman, called 
the Leghten, with the stream of water of the same, with 
privilege of mill and dam, and also 200 acres of my 
undivided right on the east side of Catskill creek. Also 
all my right I may have to lands on the south side of 
Cattrix kill, or Catskill, as may be in the Catskill Patent, 
except as herein given. Also all my right to a bond 
given by my brother, Gerrit Van Bergen, to me and 
my brother Petrus, December 9, 1712, my son-in-law, 
William Van Bergen, is to release his right to all such 
lands as may fall in the Catskill Patent as he may claim 
by virtue of the will of his grandfather, Martin Gerittse 




ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 328 

Van Bergen. All the right of minerals that I may have 
in Catskill Patent, and Batavia, or Patent of the Single 
Kill, I leave to my daughters and my son Peter, I 
leave to my daughter Catharine, and her husband, Will- 
iam Van Bergen, all my right to the mill, fall, and 
stream upon Catskill which Teunis Van Veghten has 
now in possession. My executors may sell all my lands 
included in the Patent o^ the Single Kill, or Neephee- 
stick, and the falls or mills in tlie same. Also all my 
lands at a place called Kiskatamanatie ; and 2,000 acres 
of my undivided lands, near the same, Also my right in 
a certain tract called by the name of Maghquams Cas- 
sick, which in a deed of division with my brother, Ger- 
ritt Van Bergen, September 15, 1738, is Lot No. 8. 
About 1,300 acres of land as may fall to me near there. 
And all the remainder of my lands that may lie on the 
north side of Cattrix creek. Ajid my executors are to 
pay to my daughter Catharine £200, and the rest to 
my son Peter and my other daughter. (Certain negroes 
and household goods are left to his daughters.) I leave 
to my grandson, Martin Van Bergen, all cattle, etc. If 
he dies, then I leave my farm and land, now in posses- 
sion of Peter Schram, to his sisters, Deborah, Catharine, 
Annattie, and Anna Maria. I make my sons-in-law, 
Henry Oothout and William Van Bergen, executors. 
" This my will wrote on ten sheets of paper."' 

Witnesses, Gerardus Newkirk, shoemaker; Guisbert 
Osterhout, John Rouse, blacksmith. Proved in Albany, 
March 31, 1770, before John De Peyster. 

[Note. — Martin Van Bergen, was one of the three 
sons of Martin Gerrittse Van Bergen, who owned 
one half of the Cattskill Patent. This Patent was a 
tract, in an irregular circle, of about 4 miles radius, the 
centre being five small "flats," or low pieces of land, 
on the Catskill creek, near Leeds. The house of Martin 
Van Bergen was on the left-hand side of the road be- 
tween Leeds and Katerskill, about f of a mile from the 
stone bridge. This was torn down in 1862. He and 
his brother Geritt purchased the share of their brother 



324 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Petrus. In addition to this, they owned a smaller tract 
caUed the Corlaers Kill Patent, which their father pur- 
chased from the Indians in 1662. This was next to the 
Hudson river, and included the village of Catskill and 
land to the north. " Stuck " was a small stream that 
empties into the river opposite Rogers Island (anciently 
Vastrick Island). Corlaers kill, or brook, crosses the 
Athens turnpike about a mile above Catskill village. 
The line between this tract and the Loonenburgh Patent 
is just south of Athens. " Black Rock " is the comer on 
the river, and the southwest comer " is a beech tree 
standing on a rock," a Uttle south of the house, now or 
late of Walter Palmatier, under the limestone hill called 
the Kalkbergh. The " land of Peter Schutt " is the farm 
now or late of Mrs. Henry Hopkins, on west side of 
Athens turnpike. The " Indian foot path " was the west 
bounds of the Loonenburgh Patent, and runs from Cats- 
kill to Coxsakie and beyond, under the limestone hills 
of Kalkbergh. Cattrix Kill is a stream that runs into 
Catskill creek from the south, in the westerly part of 
the Dubois tract of land. " Potick " (meaning a water- 
fall) was one of the five " Flats," and was near the 
rapids in Catskill creek. Potick creek is the west 
bounds of the town of Athens. Marten Van Bergen 
was baptized March 28, 1692, and married Catrina 
Meyer, June 7, 1715. His son-in-law, Rev. Johannis 
Schuneman, was for forty years minister of the church 
of Catskill and Coxsakie. He was bom August 18, 1712, 
and married Anna Maria Van Bergen, December 18, 
1754. The " Jefferson Rural Cemetery " is on the land 
left to him and his wife, and his tombstone there bears 
the inscription, " In Memory of Rev. Johannis Schune- 
man, Who departed this Life, May 16, 1794, aged 81 
years, 8 months, 23 Days." Henry Oothout, the other 
son-in-law, was bom January 6, 1739, died July 14, 
1801, and is also buried in the same cemetery. He was 
State Senator, 1781-84. For a more extended account 
of the Catskill Patent see " History of Greene County." 
— W. S. R] 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 326 

Page 286. — " Know all men by these Presents that I, 
JoHANEs SiMEBSON, of Woolver Hollow, in Oyster Bay, 
Queens County, being this 22 of December, 1769, very 
weak in body and infirm, and not knowing how it may 
please almighty God to deal with me in this sickness, 
and am willing to set my house in order." I leave to 
my sons, Aaron and Frederick, all my house and land, 
on condition that they pay all my just debts, funeral 
charges, and legacies. My part of the grain, now in the 
barn or now gi*owing, is to be sold to pay debts. My 
sons are to pay to my daughters, Sarah Golder, Sarah 
Suydam, and Mary Hegeman, each £60, And to my 
grandson Johanes, son of my son Johanes, deceased, 
£100, when of age. If they refuse, my executors are to 
sell lands. I leave to my son Aaron my Great Bible. 
The rest of my personal property to all my children. 
My sons are to have all my wagons. I make my 
brother, Frederick Simerson, and my friends, Isaac 
Boget and Jost Monf ort, executors. " My negro 
woman is to live with either of my children she shall 
choose, and not to be sold." 

Witnesses, Jacob Kershaw, John Wortman, Jr., Sam- 
uel Willis. Proved, February 27, 1770. 

Page 289. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Nathaniel 
HuNTTiNG, of East Hampton, Suffolk County, being in 
health and having my mental understanding. After all 
debts and funeral charges are paid, I dispose of my 
estate in the following manner. I leave to my wife Mary 
all household goods and furniture, and ^ of my movable 
estate, and the use of one-third of my lands and one-half 
of the northwest part of my dwelling house, and the 
use of my part of the windmill, so long as she continues 
my widow and no longer. I leave to my son Nathaniel 
my now dwelling house, barn, and Home lot, containing 
near 20 acres, joining to Town street. Also ^ of a share 
on Montauk, and ^ of my Amagansett Close, and J of 
my Graese Hollo (Grassy Hollow) land. And my piece 
of land called the new ground. And my Cobblers Hill 



326 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Lot of wood land, Also my wind mill, and my team and 
tackling and wainage, subject to my wife's use. I leave 
to my son William J of my Grassy Hollow land. I 
leave to my son Joseph ^ of my Amagansett Close, and 
i of my Grassy Hollow land. I leave to my son John 
one cow. My executors are to pay all debts out of the 
rest of personal property. The rest of my estate I 
leave to my sons, Joseph and William. I make my sons, 
Nathaniel, William, and Joseph, executors. 

Dated July 15, 1768. Witnesses, Mary Gardiner, 
Rachel Gardiner, Abraham Gardiner. Proved, July 25, 
1770. 

[Note. — Nathaniel Huntting was son of Rev. Nathan- 
iel Huntting. He was bom August, 1702. Married 
Mary Hedges, September 11, 1728. Died September, 
1769.— W. S. P.] 

Page 291. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Abie 
Miller, of Corlaers Hook, New York, weaver, being 
sickly and weak. After all debts and funeral expenses 
are paid, I leave all my estate to my wife Gertrude, for 
her better support and to bring up my children during 
her widowhood. If she marries, she shall have £20, 
and my best bed and furniture, and best table and Look- 
ing Glass, 6 chairs, tea table and cups and saucers. I 
leave to my eldest son, Joost Miller, £5, To my son 
Jacobus £8, and to my sons, Arie and David, eadi £8, 
To my daughter Charity £6, and to my daughter Polly 
£5. If anything is left after my wife's death, then to 
all my children. I make my wife and my son-in-law, 
Lewis Hamilton, and my good friend, Benjamin Stout, 
executors. 

Dated May 31, 1770. Witnesses, Evert Byvanck, 
Abraham Cannon, baker, Joab Parsell. Proved, Aug- 
ust 21, 1770. 

Page 292. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Jonathan 
Hedges, of East Hampton, Suffolk County, farmer, 
being sick and weak this 9th of October, 1769. I leave 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 327 

to my wife £10, and the use of household stuff. I 
make my good friends, Mr. Timothy Miller and Mr. 
Benjamin Hedges, executors, and they are to take into 
their hands all my estate, real and personal, and lay it 
out to the best advantage, to pay debts and maintain 
my family and bring up my children ; and if anything 
is left, I leave it all to my children, when of age. 

Witnesses, Philip Hedges, Nathan Hedges, Jeremiah 
Hedges, merchant. {Names of wife and children not 
given.) Proved, July 25, 1770. 

Page 294. — " I, Charles Jeffrey Smith, of the town 
of Brookhaven, in Suffolk County, being of sound and 
perfect mind." I leave to my deariy beloved wife Eliza- 
beth £1,000, if she relinquishes all right of dower and 
gives obligations to my executors. I also leave her my 
Curricle or Colash, and the old desk that was her 
father's, and the Library I purchased for her, and arti- 
cles of household furniture to the value of £50. I also 
leave her £20 yearly during her widowhood. I leave 
to my dearly beloved son, Elihu Piatt Smith, £2,000, 
and my watch and my silver shoe and knee buckles, and 
my desk, and Chamber's Dictionary, and the supple- 
ment, 4 volumes. I leave to my sisters, Elizabeth and 
Martha, my silver mugg and Porringer. I leave to my 
brother, James Smith, " Henry's Annotations," 5 vol- 
umes, and Willard's " Body of Divinity." " I leave to 
the Town of Brookhaven, Berrystreet's Sermons, 2 vol- 
umes, and Scripture Dictionary, 3 volumes, Hervey's 
Dialogues, 3 volumes." I leave to the Trustees of the 
College of New Jersey, commonly called Nassau Hall, 
all that certain messuge or parcel or tract of land that 
I own in James City, New Kent County, Virginia, in 
partnership with Mr. William Holt, with all the appur- 
tenances, to propagate the blessed Gospel of Christ, in 
the manner following, viz. : 1. Out of the income there 
shall be yearly paid 6 Spannish milled Dollars to each 
of the Colleges at Cambridge, in New England, New 
Haven, and Princetown, to support three annual Lee- 



328 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

tnres, to be preached by some able, pious minister be- 
fore the students of each of the said colleges, on the 
following subjects : The Nature and Necessity of Regen- 
eration; The Nature and Necessity of Justification by 
Faith Alone ; The Dignity, Utility, Greatness, and Im- 
portance of the Gospel Ministry. 2. As soon as the in- 
come is sufficient, the Trustees are to support and main- 
tain an able orthodox Godly minister, to itinerate three 
years in preaching the Gospel to the white people and 
negroes in the Southern Colonies that most need it and 
are least able to support it. And let none be employed 
but those who will engage to serve three years in the 
Cause. 3d. After the above is performed, the rest of the 
income is to be expended in such a manner as will most 
effectually promote Christian knowledge among the poor 
heathen of the Aboriginal natives of America by sup- 
porting ministers and School masters. And whenever 
an Indian war, or other cause, shall obstruct or stop 
attempts to Gospelize the Indians, then the income to be 
expended in supplying itinerant preachers among the 
white people and negroes of those Colonies that most 
need it on account of their poverty, ignorance, and im- 
morality. And I hope that those precious immortals, 
the poor negroes will allways have their full propor- 
tion of this Charity ; which I desire may be as extensive 
as possible in supporting the glorious Gospel of Christ. 
If the income is sufficient the Trustees may educate 
any poor, pious, promising youth if they think it for 
the good of the church, and he is to engage to refund 
the expense if he does not serve as a missionary. 5th. 
The Trustees are to render an account once in three 
vears before a committee of seven members of the 
Synod of New York and Philadelphia. The income is 
to be expended, but the land is never to be sold ; but if 
necessary the Plantation I bought of John Minnotire 
is to be sold first. If my widow shall have a child 
within nine months it is to have the £1,000, which is 
left to my wife after her death. But if no child be bom, 
then it is to go to my son Elihu Piatt Smith, whom I 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 329 

desire to have a liberal education at Nassau Hall. If 
he dies, I leave to my sisters, Elizabeth and Martha, 
£100 each, and to my brother, James Brewster, £50, 
and the remainder to the Trustees of Nassau Hall to 
be used as above specified. I make Benjamin Talmadge 
and Joseph Brewster, executors, and they may sell all of 
my estate in Brookhaven. I leave to my honored 
mother all her papers and effects which are in my cus- 
tody, and all the effects of my sisters. I make Adam 
Babcock and Benjamin Douglass, Trustees, to super- 
intend the settlement of my estate and the education 
of my son, and the excutors and Trustees are to be well 
paid for their trouble. I make Julius King Burbridge 
and Bartholomew Dandridge executors of my estate in 
Virginia. Dated in Brookhaven, December 5, 1769. 

Witnesses, Samuel Smith, Daniel Smith, Samuel 
Revelay. Proved, August 23, 1770, before Nathan 
Woodhull, Surrogate. 

[Note. — Rev. Charles Jeffrey Smith was son of 
Col. Henry Smith, and during his whole life was a man 
of deep religious principle and a faithful missionary. 
While on a hunting excursion in Brookhaven he was 
found killed, as was supposed by an accidental dis- 
charge of his gun, August 10, 1770. Some years later 
a negro in one of the Southern States, who had been 
convicted of crime and was about to be executed, con- 
fessed that some years before he had shot and killed 
a minister named Smith at Setauket, Long Island. — 
W. S. P.] 

Page 297. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Velen, of Schenectady, husbandman, being weak in 
body. I leave to my wife all my real and personal 
estate, so long as she remains my widow, " she making 
no destruction or waste." After her death I leave all 
to my four daughters, Deborah, Margaritie, Maria, and 
Susanna. My executors may sell my negro man 
" Dick," in case there should be occasion for it, to pay 
debts. I make Jacobus Peck, carpenter, and Albert 




330 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Vedder, carpenter, executors. Dated, August 15, 
1760. 

Witnesses, Hendricus Veeder, Barent Veeder, Caleb 
Beek, merchant. Proved, June 17, 1770. 

Page 299. — In the name of God, Amen. "I, Isaac 
Preston, in the Town of Liverpool, in the County of 
Lancaster, England, mariner, considering the Perils 
and uncertainty of this life." I leave to my friend 
John Campbell, of Liverpool, all my estate and make 
him executor. Dated, September 23, 1757. 

Witnesses, Robert Crossland, James Menzies, 
Proved before David Peploe, Vicar General for Ed- 
mond, Lord Bishop of Chester, May 22, 1766. 

Confirmed by Governor Colden in New York, Sep- 
tember 7, 1770, and Letters of Administration granted 
to "John Campbell, tailor, formerly of Liverpool, but 
now residing in New York." 

Page 301. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Welling, of Jamaica, in Queens County, yeoman, 
" being much indisposed and in a declining condition of 
Body." All debts to be paid by my executors. I leave 
all my personal estate, negroes and chattels to my 
brother, William Welling, on condition that he pay to his 
five daughters, Jane, Martha, wife of Joseph Funnan, 
Elizabeth, Bridgit, and Sarah, each £10. I leave to 
my three nephews, Nicholas Jones, son of my sister 
Sarah Jones, widow, lately deceased, and Thomas 
Welling, Jr., and William Welling, Jr., two of the sons 
of my brother William Welling, all my 300 acres of 
land in the Patent of the Nine Partners, in Duchess 
County, with all rights and privileges. I leave to my 
brother, William Welling, all my right, title, and inter- 
est in the messuge, dwelling house, lands and meadows 
of my father Thomas Welling, deceased, of which he 
died seized, in Jamaica. And he is to pay to his two 
sons Thomas and William "something considerable in 
ray name as a Token of my Love and Good Will ; but 
how much is left to his own discretion, they being his 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 331 

children." And I make him executor. Dated, July 30, 
1757. 

Witnesses, James Cebra, Benjamin Hinchman, Gent, 
John Hinchman. Proved, February 2, 1770. 

Page 303. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Nicholas 
ScHRYVER, of Rhinebeck Precinct, Duchess County, 
yeoman, being weak and sick. August 15, 1769. I 
direct all debts to be paid, and all debts due to me to 
be called in. I leave to my first bom son. Christian 
Schryver, £3, in full bar to all claim as heir at Law. 
I also leave him three acres of meadow or Hay land 
of my meadow " in the Woolf s Gat," on the south part 
of the same " as long as he shall want it for his own 
use." And he is to pay yearly his proportion of the rent. 
I leave to my wife, Anna Maria, a reasonable subsist- 
ence and maintainance out of my estate so long as she 
remains my widow, with liberty to live with any of my 
children, " and the child she lives with shall be paid 
what is reasonable and civil by my other children, ac- 
cording to the judgment of my executors and three 
honest neighbors." And the child she lives with shall 
have my three best cows. I leave to my four sons. 
Christian, Henry, Petrus, and Jacob, the farm and land 
whereon I now live so long as they can agree to live 
together. If either desires to remove, he shall have 
£28, to be paid by the rest. I leave to my two daugh- 
ters, Eva, wife of Thomas Omfrey, and Catharine, 
wife of Petrus Frere, each £25, to be paid by my sons 
when my youngest daughter, Margaret, is 21. I leave 
to my wife, Anna Maria, my best bed and furniture. 
To my youngest daughter, Margaret, £25, and my sec- 
ond best bed and furniture, and my largest coffee ket- 
tle, and a new linnen spinning wheel, "and three 
horned beasts, as her sisters have had." I leave to 
each of my sons the tools of his trade and a gun. " I 
leave to the Low Reformed Church, at the Flats, £3." 
All ploughs, waggons, and tools are to remain at the 
farm, for the benefit of the sons who stay there. All 



332 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

the rest of my estate to my seven children. " My son 
Henry shall have the management of foddering the 
creatures with short fodder." " No one of my sons shall 
keep any more cattle than the other, and no more cattle 
to be kept than the farms will maintain." I make my 
son Henry and my sons-in-law Thomas Omfrey and 
Petnis Freer, executors. 

Witnesses, Joost Weder, John Sickner, Nathaniel 
Conklin. Proved, January 16, 1770. 

Page 305. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Douwe 
DiTMABs, of Jamaica, in Queens County, on the Island 
of Nassau, yeoman, being in perfect health. All debts 
to be paid. I leave to my dearly beloved wife Marga- 
rietie the whole and sole use and income of all my house, 
lands, and orchards, in Queens County, to improve the 
same for her maintainance, and that of my daughter 
Antye, while she remains my widow. I leave to my 
son Douwe all my lands, meadows, and buildings in 
Kings County, being in consideration of his birth right. 
And after his mother's death I leave him all my houses 
and lands in Queens County. And he is to pay to my 
daughter Elizabeth, wife of Jeromus Vanderveer, 
£700, and to my daughter Antye £800, in annual pay- 
ments of £100, after tiie death of my wife. All the rest 
of personal estate to be divided among my children. 
I make my son Douwe and my son-in-law Jeromus Van- 
derveer, executors. Dated September 3, 1762. 

Witnesses, Steeven Willemsen, Jacob Snedeker, Jo- 
hanes Lott, Jr. Proved, April 8, 1770. 

Page 308. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Yarrow, of New York, ship carpenter. After all debts 
are paid, I leave to my loving wife Helena all my estate, 
real and personal, which I have or may have, "and 
all that shall be due to me from Capt. Scott, of the 
Brig * Tombago,' now bound on a voyage to the Grana- 
does." I make my wife executor. Dated, April 17, 
1769. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS--LIBER 27. 333 

Witnesses, John Young, Charles Phillips, Cooper, 
Thomas Bums. Proved, September 7, 1770. 

Page 309. — In the name of God, Amen. December 8, 
1769. I, John George Trempeb, of Rhinebeck Pre- 
cinct, Duchess County, yeoman. " I leave to my eldest 
son Jacob 8 shillings for his Primogeniture, and he is 
to make no further Pretense." I leave to my wife 
Susanna, and my youngest daughter Catharine, all my 
movable household stuff, and furniture, and all other 
goods and chattels, belonging to my house, bedding, 
iron vessels, glass, etc., " and all Women's Cloaths," 
and all linnen and woolen cloth, "made up and un- 
made," and all debts due to me. And they are to have the 
use of the northerly room in my dwelling house, " with 
the iron stove in it." And also room in the cellar. 
"And my son Jacob is to provide them fire wood, cut and 
brought to the door." " And they shall have the privi- 
lege to boil their victuals and water for their use by 
the fire that my son Jacob must keep for his family 
use." " My wife Susanna, during the time she remains 
my widow, shall buy every spring a Pig, worth 10 
shillings, which my son Jacob shall feed and make fat 
for her use, so that it has the weight of 150 Pounds or 
thereabouts at killing time." I leave to my son Jacob 
the lot of land whereon I now live, with the house, barn 
house, and all buildings, and my negro man " Toby " 
and all my waggons and tools. And he shall pay to 
my son John £50, and to my daughter Lena, wife of 
Abraham Roel Rip, £62, 10s, and to my daughter Cath- 
erine, £12, 10s. " If my son Jacob shall at any time 
keep an Inn or Tavern on the land and premises I have 
given him he shall not allow any sort of Gaming to be 
used or practiced in any part of the buildings." I make 
my wife and my son Jacob and my son-in-law Abra- 
ham Roel Rip, executors. 

Witnesses, Adam Shever, Henry Diell, Christian 
Schultz, schoolmaster. Proved, June 18, 1770. 

[Note. — This is the second time that stoves are men- 



334 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

tioned in any will, and shows that they were in use at 
that date.] 

Page 312. — In the name of God, Amen, August 28, 
1766. I, Christophel Fox, of Burnett's Field, being 
sick. All debts in Law or Conscience to be paid. " I 
leave to my eldest son Frederick as a fore right £5," 
" my wife is to have her choice of living with either of 
my sons and have her maintainance as becometh, with 
meat, drink, washmg, and boarding without any mo- 
lestation." I leave to my sons, Frederick and Johanes, 
all my land and woodlands, house and place and 
orchards except 3 lots of wood land lying in the New 
Patent, being Lots 27, 39, 79, containing 600 acres. 1 
leave to my two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, each 
an equal share of the said 600 acres. I leave to my two 
sons all my movable estate except all cattle wldch I 
leave to my 4 children. I make Teunis Hess and Ru- 
dolph Shoemaker, executors. 

Witnesses, Peter Ten Broeck, Peter Billinger, Johan 
Thomas Schumaker, Jr. Proved, in Albany, before 
John De Peyster, February 13, 1767. 

Confirmed, April 17, 1770. 

Page 314. — In the name of God, Amen, October 24, 
1768. I, John Stryker, of Flatbush, in Kings 
County, being weak in body. After all debts are paid, 
I leave to my son Peter my silver-hilted sword for his 
Birth right before any division. I leave to my young- 
est son Michel my Great Dutch Bible, " which hereto- 
fore belonged to his grandfather, Michel Hanse Ber- 
gen." Also all my farming tools and all my real estate, 
wherever situated, " except 7 acres in Flatbush, being 
the place where my grandfather, Jan Stryker, deceased, 
lived, bounded west by the street, south by Dominicus 
Vanderveer, north by the School Pasture, and east to 
be bounded by a line drawn from the School Pasture 
to said Dominicus Vanderveer's orchard, the same 
course with the most easterly line of said School Pas- 



ABSTRACTS OF 1\ ILLS— LIBER 27. 336 

tiire." And he shall pay to my executors £400 for my 
10 children^ viz.: Peter, Johanes, Antye, Magdalena, 
Abraham, Sammetye, Jacobus, Margaritie, Michel, and 
Femitie '^ each one just tenth,'' and to be paid in three 
years. And 3 years later he shall pay £400 to said 
children.. I also leave to my son Michel all my right 
in the Flatbush Patent in the undivided lands con- 
veyed to me by my father Peter Stryker, November 16, 
1738. Also i of cattle and horses and my weaving loom. 
The lot reserved above I leave to my children, also all 
the rest of my real estate. And whereas my slaves have 
faithfully served me they shall have the choice of which 
of my children they will live with. I make my son 
Michel, and my brother, Peter Stryker, and Cornelius 
Vanderveer, executors. 

Witnesses, Peter Stryker, Jr., Geritt Stryker, 
Petrus Van Steenbergh, schoolmaster. Proved, Sep- 
tember 15, 1770. 

Page 317. — Cadwallader Golden, Esq., Capt., Gen., 
and Governor. Whereas, Jonathan Robeson, of Upper 
Dublin, Philadelphia, made his will February 2, 1766, 
which was proved in Philadelphia, April 5, 1766, and 
made Jonathan Robeson, John Richbill, and Mary 
Robeson executors, and said will was also proved in 
New York. The said Jonathan Robeson, of White- 
marsh, was approved as executor, September 26, 1770. 

In the name of God, Amen. I, Henry Cuyleb, of 
New York, merchant, being at present but weak and in 
a poor state of health. I leave to my sons Henry and 
Barent R. Cuyler all my sugar house and land and 
dwelling house and stables, and all utensils and two 
negro men, and they are to pay to my wife yearly £360 
during her life. I leave to my wife the use of all house- 
hold goods, plate, and servants during her life, and 
then to my six children. I leave to my sons Henry and 
Barent and to John Smyth, of North Amboy, New Jer- 
sey, Esq., all my Proprietor Rights in East New Jer- 



336 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

sey to sell and pay debts, and the rest to my children. 
My executors are to sell all the rest of my estate and 
divide the proceeds among my six children. I make 
my sons Barent and Henry and John Smyth, executors, 
and John Smyth is to have £100 Stirling for his trou- 
ble. Dated, August 29, 1770. 

Witnesses, William Ludlow, George Ludlow, William 
W. Ludlow. Proved, September 29, 1770. 

[Note. — Henry Cuyler, a prominent member of a 
prominent family, died after a lingering illness, at 
Perth Amboy, September 17, 1770. His funeral at his 
house in New York was attended by a large number of 
people. " He was buried in the New Dutch Church 
Yard."— W. S. P.] 

Page 320. — Li the name of God, Amen. I, Alex- 
ander Phoenix, of New York, mariner, being aged and 
infirm. My executors are to pay and discharge all 
debts. And they are to pay for the schooling of my 
three grandchildren, John, Daniel, and Fanny Phoenix, 
children of my son Alexander, deceased, until they are 
14 years of age. And they are to pay to my daughter, 
Mary Exceen, a sufficient sum of money to maintain 
my granddaughter Fanny until she is 14 years old. If 
she leaves my daughter Mary then nothing is to be paid 
to any other person for her support, unless all my ex- 
ecutors shall agree. Of all the rest of my estate, house 
and Tiome lot, etc., I leave to my son Teleman, i, but if 
he die it is to go to his son Alexander. I leave to my 
grandchildren, Elizabeth, Cornelius, Fanny, Alexander, 
John, and Daniel Phoenix, children of my son Alex- 
ander, deceased, ^. I leave to my son Daniel ^ ; to my 
daughter, Mary Exceen, ^; to my daughter Catharine, 
wife of Adolph Waldron, ^ ; to my son-in-law, Abraham 
Bocke, i. If either of my children desire to have my 
house and lot, they are to have it at appraisal; but if 
not, it is to be sold. My daughter, Mary Exceen, is to 
have the use of the house where she lives, without rent, 
and the lot. " And she shall also have the rent of the 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 337 

old house in New street, called the Pack House/* to 
enable her to pay the tax on both houses and keep them 
in repair until such time as a final decision be made. I 
make my sons Teleman and Daniel, and my daughters, 
Catharine Waldron and Mary Exceen, executors. 

Witnesses, Mary Morse, Adam Dalmage, Charles 
Morse. Proved, September 19, 1770. 

Page 324. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Isaac 
Gomez, of New York, merchant, " being in as good state 
of health as I have been for some time past, but of 
sound mind." I recommend my immortal Soul to the 
Mercy of my Great Creator, and my body I commit to 
the earth to be decently interred. After all debts are 
paid I leave to my wife Deborah an annuity of £150 
yearly during her widowhood and the use of my dwell- 
ing house and lot in Queens street, where I now dwell. 
Also all furniture, plate, and jewels and as many of 
my slaves as are necessary to attend her. After the 
death of my wife I leave to my daughter Esther £600 
and i of the plate and jewels, " except the silver orna- 
ments belonging to my Five Books of Moses, called by 
us Rimonaim." I leave to the Ruler of the Jewish 
Synagogue in this city £15 for the use of the Syna- 
gogue. All the rest of my estate I leave to my son 
Matthias, and I make him executor. Dated, February 
16, 1769. 

Witnesses, Jonathan Morell, John Dunlop, merchant, 
Moses Smith. Proved, October 1, 1770. 

Page 325. — I, Caleb Horton, of the White Plains, in 
Westchester County. My executors are to pay the ex- 
penses of my funeral and all just debts. I leave to my 
wife Hannah one bed and furniture which she shall 
choose. And a woman's saddle and a horse, 2 cows, and 
£70. And the use of my dwelling house and my pieces 
of land: one where my house stands, the other where 
my bam stands, and the other lieth on the west side 
of the road, opposite the bam. Also the use of the fol- 



338 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

lowing legacies until the legatees are of age. To bring 
np the children till they are capable of earning their 
own living. I leave to my grandson, Caleb Horton, £5, 
and he is to be brought up till of age. My executors 
are to sell the land I bought of James Woods, and the 
money to be put at interest till my sons are of age, 
and then divided. My executors are to sell all mov- 
able estate. From the money they are to pay to my 
grandson, Caleb Barker, 10 shillings; to my daugh- 
ter Sarah, 10 shillings; to my daughters, Anne, Han- 
nah, Jane, and Elizabeth, each £70. After my wife^s 
decease my executors are to sell the remainder of my 
farm, and pay the money to my sons Gilbert, Underbill, 
Isaac, and Abraham. As my son Underbill is gone 
away from me, if he ever returns home he is to have 
his share. I make James Horton,. Jr., and John 
Townsend, both of Mamaroneck, executors. Dated 
March 26, 1770. 

Witnesses, Elijah Purdy, Isaac Purdy, Caleb Hyatt. 
Proved, August 29, 1770, before Timothy Wetmore, 
Surrogate. 

Page 328. — In the name of God, Amen, August 10, 
1770. I, Hannah Gbiffin, Jr., of Mamaroneck, in 
Westchester County, being sick and weak. My execu- 
tors are to pay all debts and funeral expenses. I leave 
to my cousin (nephew), John Griffin, son of my brother 
John, " all my house and land in Mamaroneck, lying 
between the lands of Robert Cooler and the lands of 
some one of the Palmers, that I bought of Gideon Flor- 
ance, being 15 acres." I leave to my cousin (niece) 
Sarah, daughter of my sister, Jemima Crosby, deceased, 
£16. All the rest to be sold, and after paying debts 
and legacies I leave the remainder to the daughters 
of my five sisters, viz., the daughters of my sister Je- 
mima, deceased, late wife of Robert Coales, and the 
daughters of my sister Mary, wife of Thomas Veal, 
and to the daughter of my sister Elizabeth, wife of 
John Ferris, and the daughter of my sister Sarah, wife 



ABSTRACTS OF WILL&-LIBER 27. 339 

of James Hustis. I make my brothers, John Griffin 
and Joseph Griffin, executors. 

Witnesses, Gilbert Bloomer, Benjamin Griffin, Su- 
sanah Hadden. Proved, August 31, 1770, before David 
Dayton, Esq. 

Page 329. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Mary 
CoNiHANE, of New York, widow. January 30, 1748. 
My executors are to pay all debts. I leave to my son 
William 30 shillings "in Bar of his Birth right, as 
being my eldest son and heir at Law." I leave all the 
rest of my real and personal estate to my sons William 
and Francis, and make them executors. 

Witnesses, Margaret Johnson, Isaac Roosevelt, 
Simon Johnson. Proved, October 10, 1770. At that 
time the son William was dead. 

Page 330. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
CooMEs, of Jamaica, in Queens County, innkeeper. 
January 9, 1769. All debts to be paid out of movable 
estate. I leave to my son Gilbert £50. To my three 
daughters, Keziah, Sarah, and Anne, each £50. My 
executors are to sell personal property, " and so much 
of my land lying back of Justice Samuel Smith's as 
my wife shall think proper." I leave all the rest of 
my personal estate to my wife Keziah and my three 
daughters. If two of my three daughters shall marry 
during the widowhood of my wife, then my wife is to 
have the use of £300. After the death of my wife I 
leave the rest of my estate to my children, Gilbert-, 
Keziah, Sarah Anne, Mary, wife of Benjamin Carpen- 
ter, and Elizabeth, wife of Henry Dawson. I leave to 
my unmarried daughters the use of my house and lands 
on the south side of the main street in Jamaica so long 
as they remain unmarried, and then to be sold, and the 
money, to my six children. I leave to my grandson, 
John Carpenter, £10. And whereas I am bound for 
Benjamin Carpenter to Thomas Truxton for £200, and 
to Capt. John Leake, of New York, for £500 ; if he does 




340 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

not pay the same, it is to be taken out of his wife's share. 
I make my daughter Keziah and my sons-in-law, Henry 
Dawson and Joseph Robinson, executors. 

Witnesses, John Hinehman, Aaron Van Nostrand, 
Robert Htnchman. Proved, October 9, 1770. 

Page 333. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Philip 
HooNEs, of the Manor of Livingston, in Albany County, 
being weak in body. All debts to be paid. I leave to 
my son Nicholas "5 shillings in lieu of any pretense 
he may make to my estate." I leave to the heirs of 
my daughter, Charity Treever, the value of £3 out of 
my estate. I leave to my son Philip the possession of 
the farm whereon I now live, with the house and build- 
ings, and 2 horses, plough, harrow, etc., and my Great 
Bible and 3 sheep. I leave to my wife Barbara one 
feather bed and ^ of all household furniture. The other 
J I leave to all my children, viz., Nicholas, Johan Turry, 
Mathys, Philip, Adam, Johanes, Catharine, and Marga- 
ret, and the heirs of my daughter Charity, and Eliza- 
beth, daughter of my son Ferdinand, deceased. I leave 
to my wife a cow and 5 sheep. All the rest to my said 
children and grandchildren. I make my wife and sons, 
executors. Dated, February 16, 1769. "Nothing in 
this will is to deprive my wife of her own two chests 
and their contents that she brought with her when I 
married her." 

Witnesses, John Peter Russ, Rulof Kidnie, Jr., James 
Elliot. Proved, June 21, 1769. 

Page 334. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Obadiah 
Platt, of Hunttington, in Suffolk County, being sick. 
After all debts are paid, I will that all my whole estate 
be equally divided between my wife Mary and my chil- 
dren. None of my lands to be sold within 14 years, 
except one certain piece of land lying at the Harbor, 
which I bouglit of Doctor (Zopher) Platt and Samuel 
Parsall. Each of my sons are to be put to trades as 
soon as they become of suitable age. I make Platt 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 341 

Carll, David Buscoe, and my wife, executors. {ChiU 
dren not named.) Dated, September 28, 1770. 

Witnesses, Joseph Wickes, Daniel Wiggins, Physi- 
cian; John Avery, schoolmaster. Proved, October 12, 
1770. 

The Right Hon. John, Earle of Dnnmore, Capt.- 
General and Governor in Chief of the Province of New 
York. To all, etc., know ye that at Suffolk County, on 
the 12 day of October, 1770, before WilUam Smith, 
Surrogate, the will of Obadiah Piatt was proved and 
executors confirmed. 

[Note. — Obadiah Piatt, who was a magistrate audi 
man of note in Hunttington, died on Friday, Septexaher 
28, 1770.] 

[John Murray, Earl of Dunmore, was bom in 1732,. 
and died at Ramsgate, England, May, 1809. He wai» 
appointed Governor of New York before Janxiary,. 
1770. He arrived in New York, October 18^ ITTQi, in 
the Frigate " Tweed,^' after a voyage from Portsmouth 
of 7 weeks and 4 days, which does not seem to have 
been considered a lengthy voyage. He was recwved 
with great ceremony at the Fort. On the next Sunday 
a sermon on the occasion was preached at. Trinity 
Church. On the same day funeral sermons were 
preached in the Presbyterian churches in memory of 
Rev. George Whitfield, one of the greatest pulpit ora- 
tors that the world has ever seen, who died at New- 
buryport, Mass., September 30, 1770. In 1771 Lord 
Dunmore was made Governor of Virginia. He was one 
of the strongest supporters of the British Government 
at the beginning of the Revolution, having as his greats 
est opponent the famous Patrick Henry. He was so 
energetic in his efforts to overthrow the revolution that 
Washington said that nothing short of depriving him 
of his life or liberty could restore peace to Virginia. 
In 1786 he was made Governor of Bermuda. — ^W. S. P.] 

Page 335. — In the name of God, Amen. I, David 
Van deb Heyden, of Albany, merchant, being sick and 



342 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS-LIBER 27. 

weak. " To the end that I may be better prepared to 
leave this world, whenever it shall please God to call 
me." I direct all debts to be paid, and my executors 
are to sell enough to pay the same. I leave to my 
eldest son Dirck £20 for his Birth right. I leave to 
my wife Gertuy the use of all the rest during her wid- 
owhood. After her death I leave all my estate to my 
5 children, Dirck, David, Alida, wife of Rev. Barent 
Vrooman, Jacob, and Rachel, wife of Doctor Samuel 
Stringer. All debts due to me from any of them are to 
be charged to them. " And if their debts exceed their 
shares, they shall pay the surplus as other debtors." 
I make my wife and my son-in-law, Samuel Stringer, 
executors. Dated, February 7, 1770. 

Witnesses, John N. Bleecker, Robert Yates, Attor- 
ney at Law; Jacob Lansingh, Gent. Proved, August 
13, 1770, in Albany, before Stephen De Lancy, Sur- 
rogate. 

Page 338. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Peter 
Vallade, of New Rochelle, in Westchester County, 
being in good health, this July 21, 1767. I leave all 
my estate, real and personal, to my honored mother- 
in-law, Mary Dysleau, now residing with me, and to 
my wife Mary. And I make them and my trusty 
friend, Lewis Pintard, of New York, merchant, execu- 
tors. 

Witnesses, Elias Baudinot, John Ricketts, James 
Spellen, Gent. Proved, October 13, 1770, in New York. 

Page 339. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Jagamiah 
Mitchell, of Flushing, in Queens County, boatman. 
August 25, 1769. I leave to my wife Sarah my best bed 
and furniture and £20. I leave to my son John my 
silver watch, gold sleeve buttons, and silver buckles, 
and all my wearing apparell, and £20. All the rest of 
estate to be sold by my executors at public vendue, and 
the money paid to my wife Sarah and my four children, 
Elizabeth, Sarah, Deborah, and John, when of age. My 
executors are to sell my house and lands in Flushing. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 343 

I make my wife and my friend, John Carl, and John 
Field, Jr., executors, and they are to have reasonable 
satisfaction for their charge and trouble. 

Witnesses, William Prince, Robert Cornell, Joseph 
Bowne. Proved, August 27, 1770. 

Page 341. — " These Presents witnesseth, that I, 
James Sands, of Dosoris, in the Town of Oyster Bay, 
in Queens County, April 24, 1770, being weak and sick. 
I leave to my wife Rebecca J of my personal estate and 
the use of ^ of all my lands and the use of the west end 
of my house so long as she remains my widow. I also 
leave her two of the best beds and furniture. I leave 
to my daughters, Mary and Peggy, the privilege to 
dwell in my dwelling house, and be supported out of 
my farm so long as they remain single, and I leave each 
two beds. I leave to my executors a piece of land, 50 
acres, lying southward from my house, joining to Jo- 
seph Coles land on the south, and bounded east by the 
brook, west by John Butler, and running north from 
Coles's land, between the east and west bounds, to make 
50 acres, this is to be sold to pay debts. My executors 
are also to sell " my right of Plain lands lying in Mayo 
Plains, so called," and the money is to be paid to my 
three daughters, Sarah, Mary, and Peggy. The execu- 
tors are also to sell a piece of land called the meadow 
lot lying east of the brook, on the south side of William 
Frost's land, being 30 acres. This piece is not to be sold 
under two years. My daughters, Mary and Peggy, are 
to have so much money or goods as will make their 
portions equal with my daughter Sarah's part. The 
remainder of all my personal estate to all my children. 
All my negroes are to be sold, but they are to have lib- 
erty to seek their own masters. I leave to my sons, 
James and John, all my houses and lands, meadows, 
creek, thatch, and rights of lands, except what I have 
ordered to be sold. I make my kind friend and kins- 
man, Benjamin Woolsey, Esq., and my son James, and 
Simon Sands, of Cow Neck, executors. 



344 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Witnesses, Pen Frost, Prior Townsend, Saml. Willis. 
Proved, August 16, 1770. 

Page 343. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Mattice 
MiLSPAGH, of Wallkill Precinct, Ulster County. I 
leave to my son Jacob all my whole estate, and he is to 
pay all debts, funeral charges, and legacies. I leave to 
the children of my son Peter, deceased, £40. To my 
daughter Christian, wife of Johanes Frans, £40. " My 
said grandchildren shall rest satisfied with the said 
£40 as their portion. I having been helpfuU to my son 
Peter in his life time." I make my son Jacob, executor. 
Dated, December 6, 1769. 

Witnesses, Andrew Graham, Conrad More, Johanes 
Bruyn. Proved, April 30, 1770, before Jacobus Bruyn, 
Surrogate. 

Confirmed by Governor Dunmore, November 3, 1770. 

Page 345. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John Dob- 
land, of Jamaica, Queens County, yeoman, being in per- 
fect health. I leave to my two youngest sons, John and 
Geritt, all my dwelling houses and lands in Jamaica 
and elsewhere, " to be divided as they can best agree." 
And they shall pay to my other children £450, viz., to 
my son Rem, £140, and to my daughters, Annantie, 
Idagh, and Catharena, each £100. My wife Catharine 
is to be maintained and provided for "with good 
clothes, wholesome and sufficient diet, fire wood and 
candles, and all necessaries." All the rest to my six 
children. I make my sons, John and Geritt, executors. 
Dated, — March, 1765. 

Witaesses, Benjamin Hinchman, Robert Hinchman, 
James Hinchman. Proved, September 24, 1770. 

Page 347. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Benjamin 
Wbight, of Hunttington, farmer. I leave to my wife 
Elizabeth £15, and £4 yearly, to be paid by my eldest 
son, Alison Wright; and £4 more yearly, to be paid 
by my son, William Wright I also leave her a feather 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 345 

bed with furniture, "also a white cover lid, with 
fringe around it." Also the use of a large silver spoon. 
After her death the cover lid and spoon are to go to 
my daughter Elizabeth. I also leave to my wife a good 
horse and "a good woman's saddle and bridle," and ' 
a cow and one sufficient room in my dwelling house. 
"And if they conclude to live separate, she is to have 
a room in either of their houses, without any molesta- 
tion, with sufficient fire wood." I leave to my eldest 
son, Alison, ^ of my real estate and farm where I now 
dwell, being 190 acres. And ^ of the bam and build- 
ings ; but my wife is to have the improvement of it until 
he comes of age. Also ^ of my meadow at South. " If 
my wife should marry another husband," my son Alison 
is to have the sole use of the farm till my son William 
comes of age. I leave to my son William the other 
half of my farm and lands. My sons are to be put to 
trades as they shall choose. I leave to my daughter 
Elizabeth £65 and a bed. To my daughter Mary £65 
and a bed, and the same to my daughters Charity and 
Sarah. AH the rest of my personal estate to my 5 
daughters, Elizabeth, Winifred Post, Mary, Charity, 
and Sarah. I make my son Alison and John Nostrand, 
executors. Dated, February 18, 1765. 

Witnesses, John Carman, Saml. Carman, Richard 
Buland. Proved before William Smith, June 20, 1770. 

Page 350. — In the name of God, Amen. " I, Maboa- 
RiTiE Bayabd, wife of Nicholas Bayard, of New York, 
merchant, do make this my will." " Whereas the above 
named Nicholas Bayard and Margaritie Bayard (then 
Margaritie Beverhout), on the 2d of December, 1755, 
being before agreed to enter the holy estate of mar- 
riage, the same was accordingly solemnized, but pre- 
vious thereto, they, the said Nicholas Bayard and Peter 
Winne, of Albany, and the said Margaritie Beverhout, 
widow, of New York, by certain Articles of agreement, 
bearing the same date, it was agreed that if the in- 
tended marriage should take effect, it was agreed that 




346 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Nicholas Bayard should be entitled to all of her real and 
personal estate, and the same was conveyed to Peter 
Winne, by Deed of Lease and Release. And it was 
further agreed that the said Margaritie should have 
^ full power to make her will, and to give to her children 
£2,400, being part of her personal estate, which he, 
the said Nicholas, agreed to confirm, by paying that 
sum, and did bind himself in the sum of £4,800." I 
therefore leave the said £2,400 as follows : To my son, 
Barent Langemaght Van Beverhout, £800, when of 
age; to my daughters, Mary Beverhout and Margaret 
Beverhout, £800 each, when of age. I make my sons-in- 
law (step sons), Claudian and Johanes Van Beverhout, 
" who are half brothers to my said children," and my 
good friend, Johanes Pannele, of New York, merchant, 
executors. Dated, May 26, 1758. 

Witnesses, John Stout, Philip Ver Planck, Jr., Simon 
Johnson. Proved, October 29, 1770. The executors 
being out of the Province, Letters of Administration 
are granted to Anne Burke, of New York, spinster. 

Confirmed by Gov. Dunmore, October 29, 1770. 

Page 352. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Vandeespiegel, of New York, merchant. " I leave all 
my family Pictures to the eldest daughter of my late 
brother, William, that shall be living at the time of my 
decease." I leave to my nephews, Henry Vanderspiegel 
and John Scott, all my apparell. To the three daughters 
of my brother all my bedding, etc. To my nephew, 
Henry, "my large silver Tankard marked with the 
Arms of our family." To my cousin, Sarah Van Voort, 
£10. To my cousin, the wife of Cornelius Wynkoop, 
£5, for a gold ring. To my cousin, Capt. William 
Smith's wife, £5. On account of her faithful service 
I manumit my slave girl, Maria, " and my executors 
are to give Security as required by Law." My negro 
wench Phylis is to be supported without labor at some 
place in the Country as my executors may direct. The 
house and ground where I live I leave to my nephew, 




ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 347 

Henry Vanderspiegel, for life, and then to his chil- 
dren. The rest of my estate to be sold and divided 
among my nephews and nieces, viz., Henry, Anne, Mary, 
and Margaret, the children of my brother, William 
Vanderspiegel, and Joseph Scott, Jr., John Scott, 
and Sarah Shepperd, the children of my sister, Sarah 
Scott. " The part of Sarah Shepperd shall be paid into 
the hands of my honest and worthy friends, Saml. 
Brown and Joshua Delaplaine, and the interest paid to 
her." If any of my nieces marry without the consent 
of my friend, William Smith, Jr., they shall lose their 
share. I make Peter T. Curtenius and Peter Van 
Brugh Livingston and William Livingston, executors. 
Dated, September 29, 1768. 

Witnesses, William Beekman, Jr., William Hylton, 
Philip Lott. 

Codicil, April 20, 1770. Whereas on the marriage of 
Mary Vanderspiegel to Mr. Jeremiah Piatt I gave her 
£300, 1 give to each of my nephews and nieces the same 
sum. I make Jeremiah Piatt, executor, in room of 
Peter .T. Curtenius. 

Witnesses, Sampson Simpson, Francis Groom, Peter 
V. B. Livingston. Proved, September 1, 177-. 

[Note. — " Mr. John Vanderspiegel, a Gentleman of 
unblemished character," died August 28, 1770, aged 56. 
" His remains are buried in his family vault in ceme- 
tery of New Dutch Church."— W. S. P.] 

Page 356. — In the name of God, Amen, August 14, 
1770. I, Christopher Emens, of Brookland, in Kings 
County, yeoman, being sick. My executors are to sell 
all my estate in Brookland or elsewhere at public or 
private sale. I leave to mv wife Jannettie my negro 
woman and so much of my^household furniture as she 
shall choose to keep. I also leave her the interest on the 
proceeds of sale. And if the interest is not sufficient 
to maintain her, she can take enough of the principal 
to insure her a good support. After her death I leave 
to my eldest brother, John Emens, £5 ; to Christopher 



348 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 27. 

Bennett, son of Weynant Bennett, deceased, £50; to 
the children of my brother-in-law, Peter Gulet, £50 ; to 
the children of said Peter Gulet ^ of all the remainder ; 
to the children of my sister-in-law, Raune Gulet, i ; to 
the children of my brother-in-law, Weynant Bennett, ^ ; 
to all the children of my brother, Peter Emens, de- 
ceased, i ; to all the children of my brother-in-law, Joost 
Van Meuys, ^ ; to all the children of my brother-in-law, 
Minnie Van Sicklen, ^. I make my wife Jannettie and 
Christopher Bennet, son of my brother-in-law, Weynant 
Bennett, and Joacham Gulet, son of my brother-in-law, 
Peter Gulet, executors. 

Witnesses, Matthew Gleves, Michal Van Gelder, 
Simon Boerum. Proved, October 5, 1770. [The name 
" Gulet '' is spelled " Gulick " in Probate.] 

Page 358. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Vincent, merchant, of Savannah, in the Province of 
Georgia, being in perfect health. I leave to my cousin, 
John Lawrence, in London, £5 Stirling for a marriage 
ring. I leave to my wife Hannah all my landp and 
goods in England, America, and elsewhere. I make 
John Morel, planter, and my wife, executors. Dated 
March 18, 1766. 

Witnesses, Edmund Gray, Thomas Dowle, Jeremiah 
Campher. Proved in Georgia, July 9, 177-. 

Certificate of Gov. James Wright, of Georgia, that 
Thomas Moody, was Secretary and made the copy of 
the will. 

Confirmed by Gov. Dunmore, November — , 1770, and 
Administration granted to William Smith, Esq., attor- 
ney to the executors, there being goods in the Province. 

Page 360. — "Whenever Divine Providence shall 
take me out of this World, I pray God, for Christ's 
sake, that I may be prepared for so great a change." 
As to my estate, I, Fbeeman Clakkson, of New York. 
I leave to my brother, David Clarkson, of New York, 
merchant, my gold watch and the seals I usually wear. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LEBER 27. 349 

"and the Pictures of your grandfather, Secretary 
Clarkson, the Rev. Mr. Freeman, and our uncle, Mr. 
Matthew Clarkson, and my own Picture, and my glass 
Scrutoire in my dining-room, and all the folio books in 
my Library, and my case with silver-handled knives 
and forks, and my largest silver jug, and a two-eared 
silver cup. I leave him these as a mark of my esteem. 
And the Providence of God having given him more than 
his brothers is the reason of my giving him no more." 
My executors will in ten years sell all my lands in 
Ulster County, and Orange County, and all my lots in 
New York, and my farm at Flatbush, in Kings County, 
which my father purchased of Cornelius C. Suydam, 
and my two lots of wood land in Brooklyn and Flatbush, 
being 21 acres. And my lot of meadow in Camasie 
meadow, and my half lot of meadow in the New Lots. 
From the money they are to pay to the " Rector and 
Inliabitants of New York, in Conmaunion with the 
Church of England as by Law Established," £100 for 
the Charity School. I leave to my brother, Matthew 
Clarkson, the house where I now live and 9 acres of 
land contiguous, and my 7 acres of wood land, " and my 
lot of meadow at a place called De Boay," and all such 
servants, horses, cattle, and implements as my brothers 
David and Levinus shall think necessary for him, and 
all household furniture during his natural life. On 
condition that he abide and dwell in said house. My 
executors are to sell all the rest of horses, servants, etc. 
An inventory is to be made of all that is left to him; 
and he is to give a bond to leave them as good as can 
be reasonably expected. I also leave him ^ of my books 
and plate for life, and then to his children. The other 
half I leave to my brother Levinus. My brother David 
is to put all monies, received at interest, and pay the 
interest to my brother Matthew during his life. After 
his death I leave the said house and land, " and the lot 
of meadow at De Boay," to my brother David, and he 
is to pay to my executors £700. If he will not do this, 
I leave them to my brother Levinus, and if neither will 



350 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

do it, then they are to be sold. " No part of the profits 
of my lands are to be paid to any widow of my brother 
Matthew." After his death I leave £1,500 to all the 
children of my brother Levinus, and all the rest of my 
estate to all the children of my brother Matthew, but 
if he dies without issue, then to be divided into two 
parts, I to the children of David and i to the chil- 
dren of Levinus. My brother David is within a week 
to take into his custody all deeds, bonds, etc. I make 
my brothers, executors. Dated, June 23, 1770. 

Witnesses, Adrian Hegeman, Petrus Hegeman, 
Petrus Van Steenburgh, school master. 

Codicil, September 10, 1770. The executors are not 
to be held responsible for losses. If the children of my 
brother Levinus die, he is to take their share. I leave 
to my brother Levinus " my silver tea pot and my Gold 
Spectacles and my best Crystal buttons, set in Gold, 
and my Silver Spurs." Proved, October 17, 1770. 

[Note. — Freeman Clarkson was born 1724, died 
Sept. 14, 1770. His father, David Clarkson, bom 
1694, died 1751, married Ann Margaret Freeman. His 
grandfather was Matthew Clarkson, Secretary of the 
Province, who died in 1702. David Clarkson, brother 
of Freeman, had his fortune greatly increased by draw- 
ing £5,000 Stirling in a lottery, which was doubtless 
one of the acts of the " Providence of God," to which 
the testator alludes. Freeman Clarkson inherited and 
lived and died on a family estate at Flatbush, where he 
passed a quiet and uneventful bachelor life. His fune- 
ral was conducted after the ancient custom. The fol- 
lowing were the f imeral expenses : 

13 gallons Madeira wine at 8s £5 4s. Od. 

2 Barrels Beer 2 8s. Od. 

Pipes and Tobacco 8s. 9d. 

Ferryman for Ferriage 3s. 8d. 

50 yards Linnen at 5s. 4d 13 6s. 8d. 

1 Piece white Riband 17s. Od. 

Mr. John Sebring's bill for Funeral 3 17s. 8d. 



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Sexton to his burial £1 Os. Od. 

Mr. Peter Scott for ground in the Church 4 Os. Od. 

For the Coffin 1 8s. Od. 

For Candles 12s. Od. 

[It will be remembered that a Pound was York Cur- 
rency = $2.50.— W. S. P.] 

Page 364. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Marsh, of Harrisons Purchase, in Westchester County, 
being in perfect health. I leave to my loving wife 
Freelove £20. I leave to my daughter Anne all that 
part of my lands in Harrisons Purchase and Rye, 
bounded as follows : " Beginning at an Oak stump in the 
bounds between Thomas Carpenter and me, and running 
a straight line to an apple tree in the fence joining the 
road that leads from Harrisons Purchase to Robert 
Bloomers Mill, then along said road to the land of 
Thomas Lyon, Jr., then along his land to land of Jo- 
seph Merritt, Jr., thence to run along the land of said 
Joseph Merritt, Jr., to the land of Stephen Sherwood, 
then along the land of Thomas Carpenter to the place 
of beginning. This left to her for life, and then to my 
grandson Samuel Lyon, being the son of my daughter 
Anne. I leave to my granddaughter, Sarah Lyon, all 
the rest of my lands in Harrisons Purchase and Rye, 
with my dwelling house and all improvements, and she 
is to pay to my granddaughter, Phebe Lyon, £100. My 
executors are to sell all movable estate to pay debts and 
funeral charges. " My Body shall be decently interred 
at the discretion of my executors, suitable for a Per- 
son of my estate and circumstances." I make George 
Harris, of Rye, executor, and he is to have £15, to be 
paid by my daughter Anne. Dated, April 14, 1770. 

Witnesses, Ebenezer Haviland, Gilbert Brundige, 
Jonathan Wright. Proved, October 3, 1770. 

Page 367. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Gilbert 
Williams, of Orange County, being weak in body. I 



352 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS-LIBER 27. 

leave to my brother, John Williams, 5 shillings ; to my 
sister, Mary Williams, £40; to my sister, Sarah Wil- 
liams, £40. After all debts are paid, I leave all the 
remainder of my estate, real and personal, to my 
brother, William Williams, and make him executor. 
Dated, March 10, 1770. 

Witnesses, Henry Wisner, Jr., Joseph Wood, Joshua 
Clarke. Proved, May 28, 1770, before John Gale, Esq. 

Page 368. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Stewart, of Goshen, in Orange County, blacksmith, 
being sick. I leave to my son John all my Homestead 
lot that I do now live upon, also 10 acres of swamp land, 
to be taken off the north side, which I bought of Ger- 
shom Owens. Also the privilege of water from a cer- 
tain large spring, lying in the land that I had of Ben- 
jamin Carpenter. And also a small piece of land lying 
east of the highway, and which I had of said Benjamin 
Carpenter. Also " my good lot," and one meadow lot, 
in the Cedar Swamp survey. Also my blacksmith shop 
and one set of tools, and all buildings on said lands. I 
leave to my son, Calvel Stewart, the remainder of the 
small lot that I had of Benjamin Carpenter and the re- 
mainder of the Swamp lot that I had of Owens. Also 
the remainder of the land I had of Elkanah Fuller. 
Also my other lot in the Cedar Swamp tract and one set 
of tools. I leave to my son Asa all my lot or Eights 
of land lying at Newburgh, in Ulster County. I leave 
to my son Nathan all my right and title to all lands that 
I have lying in New England or Boston Government. 
My executors are in some convenient time to sell all my 
land and mills lying in Ulster County, which I bought 
of John Dill. And they are to pay to my son Asa £100, 
and to my son Nathan £60, and to my son Gilbert £120. 
I leave to my wife Elizabeth the privilege of the best 
room, " and cellar room that belongs to my dwelling 
house." Also 2 cows, 6 sheep, and a horse, and my son 
John is to furnish food for them and fire wood. After 
all debts are paid, I leave to my wife i of all movables. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILL&~LIBER 27. 353 

and the rest to my daughters, Mary, Elizabeth, and 
Runis, when of age. " And my son John is to be help- 
ful to his mother in bringing up some of my young 
children." And if my executors think best, they may 
be put to trades. I make my wife and my son John 
and my brother-in-law, John Bradner, executors. 
Dated, April 16, 1770. 

AVitnesses, Daniel Everitt, James Stewart, Silas Stew- 
art. Proved, October 5, 1770. 

Page 370.—" The 9 day of August, 1769. I, Isaac 
Thorne, of Charlotte Precinct, Duchess County, being 
sick and weak." I leave to my wife Hannah all house- 
hold goods and the best room in the house we now live 
in. Except one black colt, which I give to my son Isaac, 
and one bed, which I give to my daughter Hannah. I 
leave to my son Jacob a farm or plantation of land, 
bounded as follows : Beginning at the northeast comer 
of the land that was formerly Seth Allen's, Jr., and 
running north to a stake, within about 30 rods of Nehe- 
miah Reynolds land, then running east to Jonathan 
Holmes land, then north to Reynolds south line, and 
then west, adjoining that land, and Tobies, to a chest- 
nut sapling, which is a comer to Mr. Tobies, then south 
to a stake and stones by the Great road that leads to 
Poughkeepsie, and then west, crossing said road, to a 
stake and stones, then south to the Brook, and along 
the same as it runs to Jonathan Holmes land, and 
then west by his land as far as my farm goes, and 
then north by the land of Seth Allen. Including the 
land he now lives on. I leave to my son William a farm 
or Plantation, bounded as follows: Beginning at the 
northwest comer of Jacob Thornes land, and running 
north along Tobies land, then west, adjoining the same 
to a tree; then south by the fence to a stake by the 
swamp; then west along the meadow to a stake, then 
south to an elm tree by the road; then south to Jona- 
than Holmes land, then east to Jacob Thomson^s 
southwest comer, and then north to begining. I leave 



864 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

to my youngest son, Isaac, my homestead farm that I 
now live on, but if he dies, without issue, then to my 
sons, Jacob and William. I leave to Phebe Griflfin £50. 
To my daughter Hannah £100. To my grandson, Isaac 
Devel, £50. To my cousin, Phebe Smith, £10. To 
my granddaughter. Patience Devel, £40. To my wife 
£50. I order that my black servants be all sold. I 
leave to my sons, Jacob and William, all that farm I 
bought of Seth Allen, and they are to pay each £100. 
I make my sons, Jacob and William, and Mica GriflBn, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Michel Johnson, Joseph Allison, Corne- 
lius Allison. Proved, May 11, 1769. 

Confirmed by Gov. Dunmore, November 22, 1770. 

Page 372. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Bichard- 
SON Allison, of the Precinct of Goshen, being very sick, 
the 22 of December, 1763. I leave to my son James 
my dwelling house I now live in, and 80 acres of land, 
to be taken off the north end of the farm, with all the 
appurtenances. And my wife Ann is to have the sole 
use of the same till my son James is 21. I leave to my 
wife i of my personal estate when my son is of age. 
My executors are to sell 40 acres off the south end of 
my farm, as soon as conveniently may be, to pay debts. 
" And they are to allow a road, one rod wide, from the 
same to the main public road that leads to Stirling Iron 
Works." I leave to my daughter, Phebe Allison, all the 
rest of my personal estate, also all my rights of land in 
Caskechton, both divided and undivided. I make my 
brother, Richard Allison, and James Howell, both of 
Orange County, executors, and they are to sell my yoke 
of oxen, 2 horses, 2 cows, carpenter tools, and farming 
implements. 

Witnesses, Michel Johnson, Joseph Allison, Corne- 
lius Allison. Proved, May 11, 1769. 

Page 374. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Adam 
Collins, of Blooming Grove, in New Cornwall Pre- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILL&-LIBER 27. 355 

cinct, Orange County, being weak in body. I leave to 
my nephew, Jeremiah Colman, all my real and fast 
estate, when he is of age. " My mother shall be main- 
tained in a comfortable and decent manner during her 
life, and at the time of her death she be buried at the 
place of her request in a decent manner." I leave to 
my brother-in-law, Nathaniel Seely, the use of my real 
estate until my nephew is of age. I leave to my brother, 
Jacob Gale, my best wearing suit of apparell. I make 
Nathaniel Seely and my friend, Nathaniel Satterly, 
executors. Dated, May 1, 1770. 

Witnesses, Nathan Marvin, Colman Curtice. Proved, 
August 15, 1770. 

Page 375. — In the name of God, Amen. I, George 
Owens, of the Precinct of Goshen, in Orange County, 
being sick, this 15 of August, 1770. All debts to be paid. 
I leave to my son George £5. I leave to my wife Eliza- 
beth and to all my children, sons and daughters {not 
named), all my estate, real and personal. My wife to 
have the use of the same till my children are of age. 
I make my friends, Thomas Sayre and Thomas Wisner, 
and my wife, executors. 

Witnesses, David McCamly, Jr., Isaac Sammis, Fran- 
cis Baird. Proved, August 28, 1770. 

Page 377. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Edward 
Mann, of New York, vintner, being in health. " I leave 
to my wife Mary such part of my household and kitchen 
furniture during her natural life as may be sufficient 
comfortably to furnish a room for her own use and 
accommodation." And she is to choose such part as 
she may think fit. Also her choice of my negro slaves. 
Also one room in my house on Golden Hill, in New 
York, and £25 yearly. " If she chooses to take lodg- 
ings elsewhere, she is to have £30 yearly." I leave to 
my son, Edward Mann, Jr., all my houses, lands, and 
real estate, and all the rest of personal estate, and he 
is to pay £40 to my grandson, Edward Mann, son of 



356 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

my eon, John Mann, deceased, when he is of age. Also 
£30 to my grandson Abraham, son of my son, John 
Mann, deceased. I make my wife and my son Edward, 
executors. Dated, March 18, 1767. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Kissam, Abraham W. De Pey- 
ster, John Jay. Proved, November 19, 1770. 

Page 379. — In the name of God, Amen, June 17, 
1769. I, Aebbie Deloi^ge, of Charlotte Precinct, Duch- 
ess County, being of perfect mind. " I give my estate 
to my three ouldest sons, my lands and movables equally 
to be divided. Franses Delonge, my eldest son, Elies 
Delonge, my second son, and Martin, my third son, 
and they are to find their mother one room, which she 
shall choose, and widdowes Furniture, and to purvide 
for her to her satisfaction, and if she is not satisfied 
with their purviding, they three shall be in equel Pur- 
poshen, to pay her one hundred Pounds, at her de- 
mand." And they shall pay all just debts, and they 
shall give to my daughter, Mary Cronchright (Konk- 
right), £60; and to my daughter, Ruth Ferguson, and 
my daughter, Jene Ismul, £60. If there are any bonds 
or notes against their husbands " they are to ballance 
upon the same." "And they shall pay to my sons, 
Jeams and Larrence, each £150, when of age." My 
three eldest sons shall divide the estate among them- 
selves. "And Elies and Martin shall pay to Franses 
£5 each, over and above." And my said sons shall pay 
all debts and legacies. I make my wife Anne and my 
sons, Franses and Elies, and David Sotherland, execu- 
tors. 

Witnesses, Comer Bullock, Deliverance Bullock, Ellis 
Bullock. Proved, October 27, 1770. 

Page 381. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Isaac 
Stoutenburgh, of New York, gunsmith, at present 
weak and low. After paying all debts, I leave to my 
son Isaac £20, as being my only son and heir at law. 
I leave to my wife Annake the rents and profits of all 
real and personal estate during the time she remains 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS-LIBER 27. 357 

my widow for the support of herself and my daughter 
Cornelia. And if my wife should die or remarry, my 
executors are to sell all real and personal estate, and 
from the proceeds pay to my daughter Cornelia £120, in 
liew of an outset, " having heretofore given the like sums 
to each of my other children," and the remainder to my 
son Isaac, and my daughters, Neeltye, Cornelia, and 
Annake. My other children are to take the share of 
my daughter Cornelia, and allow her the interest on it, 
" it being for her support and maintenance." I make 
my wife and son and my daughters, Neeltye and 
Annake, executors. Dated January 5, 1770. 

Witnesses, Francis Borrea, Francis Borrea, Jr., 
John Bogart, Jr. Proved, April 20, 1770. 

[The daughters were then Neeltye Hyer and Annake 
Stagg.] 

[Note. — Tlie son, Isaac Stoutenburgh, was a very 
prominent man in the days of the Revolution, and was 
one of the Commissioners of Forfeiture. — ^W. S. P.] 

Page 383. — In the name of God, Amen, March 10, 
1769. I, Sylvanus Smith, of Hempstead, in Queens 
County, being infirm. All debts to be paid. I leave to 
my wife Sarah £200, in liew of dower, but if she mar- 
ries she shall have but £100. And my wife is to have 
the privilege of living in my house till my youngest 
child is of age; and my wife and children are to have 
their living on my estate until the youngest child is of 
age. I leave to my wife a riding chair and horse. To 
my wife and daughter Betsy all household furniture. 
And to my wife a negro wench, "Hannah." To my 
daughter Betsy £200. I leave to my sons, Joseph, 
John, Timothy, and Daniel, all the remainder of my 
estate, real and personal, when of age. My executors 
are to pay all debts and to sell my negro, " Jim." I 
make my wife Sarah and my brother, Timothy Smith, 
and James Smith, of Herricks, executors. 

Witnesses, Samuel Denton, Henry Downing, Luke 
Cummins. 



358 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Codicil J March 30, 1770. — I leave to my daughter 
Betsy, wife of Samuel Townsend, £100, in Hew of any 
part of my household goods. The said £100 is given 
to her to purchase household goods. I leave to my 
wife Sarah all household furniture. To my daughter 
Betsy 3 cows and calves, 8 sheep, and 8 lambs. 

Witnesses, Samuel Denton, Jane Smith, Luke Cum- 
mins. Proved April 17, 1770. 

Page 385. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Lodywick 
HooRNBECK, of Rochestcr, in Ulster County, being in 
good health this 9 of April, 1765. " Beginning to think 
that all Flesh must yield once unto Death, att a Day 
appointed, and having a mind to settle all things." It 
is my will that my executors pay all debts and funeral 
charges in due time. I leave to my son Philipus the 
choice of my horses, he being my eldest son. I leave 
to my wife Naomi £3 yearly so long as she remains my 
widow, and as long as my mother, Antye Hoornbeek, 
shall live, and after my mother's death my wife shall 
have £10 yearly, " desiring my wife to be satisfied with 
the same." I leave to my seven children, Philipus, Cor- 
nelius, Isaac, Jacob, Lodewyck, Hendricus, and 
Maria, all my whole estate, real and personal. My ex- 
ecutors are to manage it until my youngest child is of 
age. "And they are to cause them to be teached in 
wreeding, writing, and Arithmetick, and in the first 
Principles of the Christian Religion." I make my sons, 
Philipus and Cornelius, and my brothers, Jacob and 
Henricus Hoornbeek, and my brother-in-law, Jacob 
Hasbruck, executors. 

Witnesses, Johanes Turner, Cornelius Chambers, 
Jacob Turner. Proved, March 30, 1770, before Joseph 
Gasherie. 

Page 388. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Anthony 
M. Waters, Jr., of Staten Island, farmer, "being at 
present in a very languishing condition." I order all 
debts paid. I leave to my dearly beloved wife Susanah 



ABSTRACTS OF WILL&-LIBER 27. 359 

my whole estate, as well real as personal, to her and her 
heirs and assigns forever, and make her executor. 
Dated, April 16, 1770. 

Witnesses, Althie Crimshier, John D. Crimshier. 
Proved, July 13, 1770. 

Page 390. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Eunis 
Seely, of Woodbury Clove, New Cornwall Precinct, 
Orange County, widow, being sick and weak. I leave 
to my grandson Simeon all of my right and title to this 
place where I now live. " I leave to my step daughter, 
Hannah Davenport, £10, out of the money coming to 
me out of the estate of my deceased husband Seely." 
I leave to my grandson Peter £10. All the rest of my 
estate I leave to my grandson Gideon. "My negro 
woman * Dinah ' is to be sold, and if she fetch 60 
guineas, it is to be divided among my other six grand- 
children, and all that she fetches more is to go to my 
grandson Gideon." I leave to my granddaughter Mary 
my curtains and big cupboard. I leave to my grand- 
daughter Deborah £10 of the debt that John Seely owes 
me, to be put at interest till she is 18, or married. " I 
leave to my granddaughter Mary a cow, a hog, 5 chairs, 
and a great chair, a deep Pewter platter, 4 plates, and 
a warming pan." " I give the hand irons to Abigail." 
My bed and all that belongs to it I leave to my grand- 
daughter Deborah. I leave to my grandson a bed, a 
cow, 2 hogs, and a horse. I make my stepson, Oliver 
Davenport, and my grandson, Gideon Florance, execu-' 
tors. Dated, July 11, 1769. 

Witnesses, Johanes Snooks, HannaK Snooks, Lewis 
Donovan, school master. Proved, December 5, 1769. 

Page 392. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
Campbell, of Bellefountain, being of sound mind, 
March 25, 1769. I leave to my wife, Anna Maxwell, 
the interest on £1,000 Sterling. And after her decease 
I leave the principal to James Archibald Campbell and 
Mary Campbell, my brother's children. " All the rest 
of my lands and tenements I leave to my said two 



360 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

cousins" {nephew and niece). I leave to my cousin, 
Margaret Campbell, daughter of Peter Campbell, In- 
spector at Invenary, and to my cousin, Mary Graham, 
each £100, to buy them mourning. " I leave to Archi- 
bald Campbell all my stock, household furniture, and 
goods, provided he comes to the Illinois." I make Will- 
iam Murray, Esq., executor, in respect to all my prop- 
erty in tlie Illinois, and I make my friends, Daniel 
Bloom and James McMillan, overseers, and each is to 
have 2 guineas for a mourning ring. {No signature or 
witnesses.) 

Proved upon oath of James Kobertson, Esq., of New 
York, that he was well acquainted with James Camp- 
bell, late Capt.-Lieut of the 34th Regiment, as Barracks 
Master at Illinois, and that the above will is in his hand- 
writing. September 20, 177-. 

The aflSdavit of Fenley Miller, Surgeon's Mate of the 
26th, and late of the 34th Regiment, that he knew and 
had served with said James Campbell in the 34th Regi- 
ment, and that the will is in his handwriting. 

Also aflSdavit of Archibald Campbell, of New York, 
Gent., that he was well acquainted with James Camp- 
bell, and at his request inspected his papers about a 
week before his decease and during his last illness in 
New York, and among his papers found the above will. 
That the said James Campbell said it was a copy of 
his will, and directed him " to strike a pen through the 
words, * and to Mary Graham, of New York,' " which he 
did ; and that he wished Colonel Richard Maitland and 
Major Thomas Moncrieffe to be executors, with William 
Murray, Esq. And that the said will was in his hand- 
writing. 

Page 394. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Martha 
Woods, of New York, widow, being in perfect health. 
I leave to my cousin, Daniel Strang, of Rye, £10. To 
my cousin, Daniel Kissam, of Cow Neck, Queens Coun- 
ty, son of Daniel Kissam, deceased, £100. I leave 
to my cousin, Hannah Carman, wife of Gabriel Carman, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 361 

of Cortlandt's Manor, all that certain tract of land con- 
taining 70 acres, together with a cedar swamp adjoin- 
ing, situate in Cortlandf s Manor, which was lately de- 
vised to me by my husband, James Woods, of New York, 
by his will dated June 17, 1758. I leave to my cousin, 
Elizabeth Van Dyck, wife of Richard Van Dyck, of 
New York, merchant, £150. I leave to my cousin, 
Martha Woods, daughter of John Woods, of New York, 
Attorney at Law, £100, when she is 18. If she dies, 
then to my cousin, Levina Woods, wife of said John 
Woods. To my cousin, Levina Woods, I leave a negro 
woman and all the rest of my estate. I make my cousin, 
John Woods, executor. Dated, May 31, 1764. 

Witnesses, Peter Biker, Philip Pelton, Philip Kissick, 
vintner. Proved, November 13, 1770. 

Page 396. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Peter 
De Lancey, of the Borough Town of Westchester, Esq., 
being in good health. I direct all debts to be paid. I 
leave to my beloved wife Elizabeth the use of all my 
dwelling house and lot in New York, now in tenure of 
Mr. Golden, Post master. And all the other lots of 
groimd adjoining, and now in possession of Mr. Schenck 
and others, with the buildings and improvements there- 
on until my children are of age, for her support and to 
maintain and educate and bring up my children, and 
then to be divided between her and the children. My 
executors are to sell all lands, houses, and mills in the 
Borough Town of Westchester and all other lands and 
personal estate, saving to my wife the privilege of tak- 
ing one of my negroes, or anything else at appraised 
value. All the rest of my estate, real and personal, I 
leave to my wife and to my children, Stephen, John, 
Peter, James, Oliver, Anne, Alice, Elizabeth, Susanah, 
and Jane. Also the reversion of those houses and lots 
which I have left to my wife during the minority of 
my children, and all the money from sales, each child 
to have its share when of age. I make my wife and 
children executors. Dated, August 20, 1760. 



362 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS-LIBER 27. 

Witnesses, Samuel Chambers, Mills Hitteeoek, John 
Bartow. 

Codicil. — I, Peter De Lancey, being indisposed. 
Having made no provision in my will for my youngest 
son, Warren De Lancey, who was bom since I made 
my will, he is to have an equal share. And whereas 
I have expended or given several large sums of money, 
and given lands to my sons, Stephen, John, Peter, and 
James, such sums or lands are to be deducted from 
their shares. And whereas I have purchased since 
writing my will several tracts of land, such lands are to 
be sold and divided. And my heir at law is to be pre- 
cluded from having more than his part. The houses 
and lots left to my wife are to be sold when my son 
Warren is of age, and he is to be an executor with the 
rest. Dated, September 28, 1770. 

Witnesses, Samuel Seabury, Jeremiah Regan, John 
Bartow. Proved, in New York, October 24, 1770. 

Confirmed by Gov. Dunmore, October 24, 1770. 

[Note. — Peter De Lancey was brother of Lieut.-Gov. 
James De Lancey. He died at his residence on the 
Bronx river, in Westchester County, October 17, 1770, 
in his 64th year. The place in Westchester County, 
known as De Lancey's Mills, was afterward sold to the 
Lydig family. The house and lot in New York is prob- 
ably No. 82 Pearl street, and lots opposite on Water 
and Front streets. — W. S. P.] 

Page 401. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
Barnaby, of East Hampton, in Suffolk County, mar- 
iner, being indisposed. I leave to my wife Lois the two 
feather beds which she brought me at the time of our 
marriage and £20. I leave to my son James my gold 
sleeve buttons, and my shoe buckles, and knee buckles, 
which I have usually worn. I leave to my three daugh- 
ters, Hannah, Sabra, and Elizabeth, my other feather 
beds with all furniture belonging to them. My execu- 
tors are to sell all the rest of my estate, and after paying 
all debts, the remainder is to be put at interest. " And 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 363 

the children are to be brought up in a suitable and 
proper manner." And then the whole to be divided 
" SO that the sons shall have double to the daughters." 
{Children not named.) I make my friends, Thomas 
Wickham and John Chatfield, executors. Dated, July 
24, 1769. 

Witnesses, Nathaniel Huntting, Jr., Jeremiah Miller, 
3d, Nathan Hand. Proved, November 26, 1770. 

Page 402. — ^In the name of God, Amen, March 5, 
1768. I, Bethiah Fithian, of East Hampton, in Suf- 
folk County, being in a weak state of body. I leave to 
my son, David Fithian, my Great Bible. To my daugh- 
ter, Mary Talmadge, i of my money, and all household 
goods, and wearing apparell. I leave to the children 
of my daughter, Esther Johnes, the other half of my 
money. I make my friends, John Gardiner and John 
Davis, executors. 

Witnesses, John Davis, Jr., Elihu Hedges, John 
Stratton. Proved, November 26, 1770. 

[Note. — Esther Fithian was widow of Aaron 
Fithian. Her maiden name was Gardiner. Her 
daughter Esther married Obadiah Johnes, of South- 
ampton, April 1, 1741. They had, among other chil- 
dren, a son. Dr. Gardiner Johnes (who changed his 
name to Jones). He married Sarah, daughter of Elbert 
Herring, Mardi 14, 1774. Through her part of the Her- 
ring farm, Jones street, in New York, was laid out and 
named after her husband. He died at his residence. No. 
36 North Moore street. New York, May 20, 1823, in 
his 79th year.— W. S. P.] 

Page 403. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Henbi; 
CoNKLiNG, of East Hampton, in Suffolk County, yeo- 
man, being sick. All debts to be paid. My executors 
are to sell with all convenient speed " all those lands at 
Stony Hill laid out to the Two acres and a half of Com- 
monage, in the 5 Acre Division. Bounded east by the 
land of Isaac Barnes and Henry Dayton, north by high- 



864 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

way." Also ^ of a share on Montauk. And a piece 
of meadow at Napeague, which I have in partnership 
with my brother, Edward Conkling. I leave to my 
wife Amy a horse and 3 cows. I leave to my son Henry, 
when of age, 12 acres of land on the east side of my 
home lot, 10 rods wide at the front, and to run to the 
Upper Division, and then so much wider as to make 
12 acres. I also leave him 10 acres of wood land " at 
the two holes of water," adjoining to Benjamin Eyers. 
Also -g^ of a share on Montauk. Also ^ of two closes 
of land called Chatfields Close and Hill Close; and ^ 
of my Great Lot of meadow at Napeage. I leave to 
my loving and dutiful son, Jedediah Conkling, " my ox 
team that we work and the old bay mare," and all wag- 
gons, plows, and implements, and " Horses, gears, and 
such like accouturments," and all my lands and tene- 
ments not here disposed of. And all my wool and flax, 
and 2 cows in the fatting field, and all grain are to be 
for the use of the family. I leave all the rest of my 
movable estate to my 8 daughters, Charlota, Amy, 
Mary, Sarah, Cloah, Hannah, Ruth, and Esther. I 
make my wife Amy, and my brother, John Davis, and 
my brother, Edward Conkling, executors. Dated, July 
7, 1770. 

Witnesses, Jacob Osbom, Thomas Osbom, Isaac 
Barnes. Proved, November 26, 1770. 

Page 406. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Henry 
RoLT, of the town of Southampton, Suffolk County, 
weaver, being sick. I leave to my 2 sisters, Sarah Rolt 
and Jane Allen, £5 each, to dispose of at their discre- 
tion. I leave to my wife Phebe all the rest of my estate, 
real and personal, and I make her and Jonathan Conk- 
ling, executors. Dated, January 2, 1770. 

Witnesses, Gerardus Drake, Jonathan Havens, Phy- 
sician, Edward Perry, Jr. Proved, October 9, 1770. 

Page 407. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Josiah 
Miller, of East Hampton, Suffolk County, being in- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 365 

disposed. I leave to my son Josiah my dwelling house 
and Home lot, lying in East Hampton, adjoining to 
Coll. Abraham Gardiner's Lot, north, and John Hedges 
home lot south, and the Town Street, west. Also ^ of 
my bam during his life. I also leave him my Mill Plain 
Close, of 6 acres, joining south to John Hedges, north 
to Joseph Osbom. Also my North West Plain Close, of 
10 acres, bounded east by William Osbom, north by 
Elihu Mulford. And 2 pieces of meadow at Ackabo- 
nack, great meadows, and ^ of a share on Montauk, and 
5 Acres of Commonage, and i of all my wood land, 
and i of my Orchard in Bridge Hampton Parrish, and 
^ of my team and tackling, and i of all the rest of my 
personal estate, except my Silver Tankard. After his 
death I leave all the above lands to his son, David Mil- 
ler, but if he dies, then to my son, Jeremiah Miller. I 
leave to my son Jeremiah 2 acres off the south side 
of my Home Lot, adjoining to John Hedges, and ex- 
tending north to the middle of my bam, in front, and 
from the main street so far east as to make 2 acres. 
Also my two Hook Pond Closes, being 6 acres. And all 
the house and home lot where he now lives, adjoining 
to David Stratton, on the east, and the highway west 
and north. Also my Newtown Close, 8 acres. Also 
my hither Amagansett Close, 10 acres, adjoining to 
Nathaniel Dominy and Nathaniel Huntting. Also my 
further Amagansett Close, of 20 acres, adjoining to 
Sineus Conkling and Henry Conkling. Also the other 
^ of my wood close, bought of Lemuel Hedges. And 
the other ^ of my orchard in Bridge Hampton. And 
J of all my wood land, and 12 Acres of Commonage. 
"And all the rest of my Right on Montauk, which is 
£33, 17 shillings, 2 pence. Right." And all my 
meadow at Napeage, and my piece of meadow in Acca- 
bonack Neck, adjoining to Timothy Miller. Also my 
Silver Tankard and ^ of my team and implements. And 
i of my bam on my Home lot. I leave to my son Mat- 
thew one piece of wood land near Red Springs, North 
West meadow, during his life. " And as he is a cripple 



366 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 27. 

and may be unable to support himself, he is to be sup- 
ported out of the estate left to my son Jeremiah, as I 
have given to him (my said son Jeremiah) more of my 
estate than I otherwise would, for that very intent and 
purpose." I leave to my daughter, Phebe Parsons, ^ of 
all my personal estate, except my negroes. Tankard, and 
farm tackling. I make my son Jeremiah and my son- 
in-law, John Parsons, 4th, executors. Dated, February 
13, 1768. 

Witnesses, John Hedges, Daniel Hedges, John Chat- 
field. Proved, November 26, 1770. 

Page 409. — In the name of God, Amen. April 27, 
1769. I, Timothy Milleb, of East Hampton, in Suffolk 
County, being in health. I leave to my wife Hannah 
2 cows, and ^ of all movables, and the use of ^ of my 
lands. I leave to my son Daniel 32 acres of land that I 
bought of John Mulford in Ackabonack Neck, between 
the land of John Mulford and John Dayton. Also ^ of 
a share on Montauk. I leave to my son Timothy ^ of 
the land I bought of Henry Dayton on the north side 
of the lot joining David Talmadge, with the buildings 
thereon. Also the southwest end of the piece I had of 
Henry Dayton joining to Capt. Nathaniel Bakers land, 
and so running east to the cross fence. Also the piece 
of meadow I bought of Col. Abraham Gardiner, lying 
between the meadow of Capt. Nathaniel Baker and John 
Davis. And he is to allow his brothers, Peleg and Dan- 
iel, to go through this land down on the cross way to 
cart wood. I leave to my son Peleg i of that tract I 
bought of Henry Dayton on the west side of said tract, 
adjoining to Capt. Nathaniel Baker. Also the north- 
east end of that piece of land I had of Henry Dayton, 
joining to Mulford Conkling and Nathaniel Conkling, 
and running southwest to the cross fence. Also a piece 
of meadow in Ackabonack Neck, bought of Samuel 
Parsons, lying between the meadow of Jonathan Miller 
and Benjamin Stratton. I leave to my son Elisha 70 
acres of land, being part of the lot I bought of Samuel 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 367 

Mulford, on the east end of said tract, lying between 
the land of John Parsons and Jeremiah Dayton. Also 
the meadow I bought of Henry Dayton, and the upland 
I bought of Cornelius Conkling, lying between the land 
of Elisha Conkling on the west and John Parsons on 
the east Also ^ of what I call my Great Close, on the 
west end of it joining the land of John Parsons. Also 
^ of three pieces of salt meadow, joining to said Great 
Close. Also i of a share on Montauk. I leave to my 
son David my house and home lot and buildings, and 
my middle lot lying between John Parsons and adjoin- 
ing to the bank. " Also my south lot before the door." 
Also all my land and meadow at Hogg creek, on both 
sides of said creek. Also 30 acres on the west end of 
that land I bought of Saml. Mulford, lying between 
Jeremiah Dayton and John Parsons, and butting up 
to the land I gave to my son Elisha. Also ^ of three 
lots of salt meadow joining to the said Great Close. 
Also all the rest of my share on Montauk. I leave to 
my daughter, Zerviah Hedges, 10 shillings. After all 
debts are- paid, I leave to my four daughters. Tem- 
perance, Elizabeth, Hannah, and Charlota, all the re- 
mainder of my estate. I make my wife Hannah and 
my sons, David and Elisha, executors. 

Witnesses, James Bamaby, Jeremiah Hedges, Bur- 
net Miller. Proved, November 26, 1770. 

Page 411. — In the name of God, Amen, August 20, 
1768. I, Martinus May, of the Manor of Philipsburgh, 
in Westchester County, being in perfect health. I direct 
all debts to be paid. I leave to my well-beloved grand- 
son Martinus, son of Martinus Van Wart, "my chest 
and my case and my sitting chere with two arms." All 
the remainder of my estate to be divided among my 
four children, Elizabeth Storms, Mary Clements, Anna 
Van Wart, and Marie Bays. I make my grandson, Mar- 
tinus Van Wart, and my friend, Peter Hach, executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Bockhout, Walter Hier, William 
Daniels. Proved, September 21, 1770. 



368 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Page 412. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Robert 
Ehead, of the Yonkers, in Westchester County, farmer, 
"being disordered in my body." I leave to my dear 
wife Jane 4 cows, 2 horses, 30 sheep, all my hogs, and 
household goods and implements of husbandry, and to 
have her living in my house and off my farms during 
her widowhood. I leave to my son Isaac £100, which 
he has received. I leave to my son Archer £100, to 
be paid by my son Robert, "upon the account of his 
having the farm." I leave to my son Jacob £100, to be 
paid by my son Robert. I leave to my children, John, 
Phebe, Elizabeth, and Jane, an equal share of the mov- 
ables, except that my daughter Jane is to have £10 
and a cow when she is 18. I leave to my son Robert my 
farm, " by the consent of my Land lord." I make my 
wife and my son Robert and Abraham Odell, executors. 

Witnesses, Vincent Fowler, Frederick Fowler, Cor- 
nelius McCarthy. Proved, September 18, 1770. 

Page 414. — " Know all men by these Presents that I, 
Jacob Van Noostrand, of Woolver Hollow, in the town 
of Oyster Bay, in Queens County," September 19, 
1769, being weak in body. My executors are to pay all 
debts and funeral charges. I leave to my brother, 
Moses Van Noostrand, £35. To my brother William 
£45. To my cousin (nephew) Aaron, son of my 
brother Aaron, deceased, £10. To my kinswoman 
Ann, wife of Jonas Hogeland, £5. To my cousin, 
Altie Van Gilder, £35. To my cousins, James Alburtis, 
Altie Bloom, Jane Higbie, and Mary Alburtis, each 50 
shillings. I leave to my half-brothers and sisters, viz., 
Isaac, Evert, Altie, Mary, Elizabeth, and Jane, each 
£10. I leave to my half-brother, David Van Noostrand, 
£10, " now in his hands, that he oweth me." I leave 
to my brother, William Van Noostrand, and my cousins, 
Anthony Van Noostrand and John Hendrickson, £50, in 
Trust, for my sister, Antie Wortman, so long as she is 
the wife of John Wortman. After his death it is to 
be paid to her. If she dies, it is to go to my brothers 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 369 

and sisters of the whole blood. I leave to my cousin, 
Anthony Van Noostrand, " all that he oweth to me, for 
my living with him and taking care of me." Also all 
my carpenter and turning tools. I leave to the two 
daughters of my brother, Albert Van Noostrand, de- 
ceased, viz., Altie Golder and Elsie Smith, each £10. 
" My will is that the above legacies be not sodenly paid, 
but as soon as the money can conveniently be collected." 
I leave all the remainder to my cousin, Anthony Van 
Noostrand. I make my brother William and my kins- 
man, Anthony Van Noostrand, and John Hendrickson, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Lettice Hedges, Isaac Eemsen, Abraham 
Van Wyck. Proved, November 6, 1770. 

Page 416. — In the name of God, Amen. I, David 
Fulton, of the Precinct of New Windsor, in Ulster 
County, yeoman, being sick. I leave to my wife Ann 
£8 every year during her life, and her bed and a cow, 
and a linnen wheel and i of the pewter for life, and then 
to my heirs. I leave to my daughter, Jene Harris, £40 
and a table. To my grandson Alexander £40. To my 
grandson, Thomas Fulton, son of my son David, £5. To 
my son John £10, and all wearing apparell. To my son 
Hugh £4, " which I give him as his wright of heireship." 
To my grandson, David Fulton, son of my son Hugh, 
£10. To my brother, James Fulton, £30. To my 
sister, Hannah Fulton, £10, " to be put in the care of 
Samuel Lawson and Alexander Wilson, of New York, 
to be sent in Hogsed staves or flaxseed, or cash, to be 
directed to Robert Gurig, in Coldrain, Ireland." I 
leave to my daughter, Ann Totten, £6. " If I should 
not myself sign a deed of sale to John Deen for my 
land, while I live, my executors shall give him a deed 
when he fulfilleth his contract with me. Otherwise to 
sell the same." I make Matthew McDonnell, of New 
Windsor, and Jonathan Brooks, of Orange Coun- 
ty, Cornwall Precinct, executors. Dated June 13, 
1770. 



370 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Witnesses, John Dean, Beriah Palmer, Jacob de Vo. 
Proved, in New York, November 9, 1770. 

Page 418. — In the name of God, Amen, November 
20, 1770. I, John Osborn, of New Hempstead, in 
Orange County, " being weak and low." I leave to my 
wife Ann her bed and furniture and the rest of house- 
hold goods as she shall have necessity for. Also £40. 
I leave to my son James 50 acres of land where he now 
lives, either the whole width of the lot, or a narrow 
width. I leave to my son John 150 acres, of the west 
and south part of my farm. The rest of my land is to be 
sold, and the money paid to my daughters, Hannah, 
Mary, Elizabeth, Phebe, Sarah, Rachel, Martha, and 
Nancy. All movables to be sold and all debts paid. " I 
leave to my daughter Nancy £15, for her bringing up 
and Schooling." The rest to my daughters. " My will is 
that Peter Fisher, keep in his own hands, enough money 
to clear off a mortgage I gave upon the land I sold 
him." " And now may the God of Abraham, Isaac, and 
Jacob bless and fit them for a better Inheritance. 
Amen." I leave to my son James 7 shillings for his 
birth right. I make my son James and my friend, Gil- 
bert Cuyper, executors. 

Witnesses, Caleb Halstead, Peter Lisquer (or 
Lijurf), Dirck Straet. Proved, in New York, Decem- 
ber 17, 1770. 

[Note. — In 1719 a company of men from Hempstead, 
Long Island, purchased the north half of the Patent of 
Kakiat, in what is now Rockland Co., N. Y., and called 
their settlement New Hempstead. New City, the coun- 
ty seat of Eockland Co., is on this tract. — W. S. P.] 

Page 419. — In the name of God, Amen, June 21, 1770, 
in the 10 year of King George III. I, Joichim Van 
Wert, of the manor of Philipsburgh, in Westchester 
County, yeoman, being in perfect health. All debts to 
be paid. I leave to my wife Rachel the use of ^ of the 
farm where I now live, and half of the house and kitchen 



ABSTRACTS OF WILL&-LIBER 27. 371 

during her widowhood, and all movables and household 
goods and movables, except two beds, and she is to 
have my best bed and furniture for the same. I leave 
to my well -beloved granddaughter, Christiana Concklin, 
one bed and furniture. To my granddaughter, Catha- 
rina, daughter of John Van Wert, one bed and furni- 
ture. To my son Gerritt a two-year-old heifer. All the 
•rest to my children, Gerritt, John, Jacobus, and the 
children of Christian Van Wert, who was the wife of 
Deliverance Concklin, and the children of Ann Van 
Wert, and Mary, wife of Daniel Martlings. I leave to 
my wife my riding chair and black horse. I leave to my 
son John all my farm, with the consent of the Lord of 
the Manor, and I make him and my friend, William 
Davids, executors. 

Witnesses, Glod Requa, Samuel Heustis, Jacob Van 
Wert. Proved, September 18, 1770. 

Page 421. — In the name of God, Amen, October 30, 
1765. I, Thomas Mabting, of Hempstead, in Queens 
County, blacksmith, being in bodily health and strength. 
All debts and funeral charges to be paid, one-half out 
of the land which did belong formerly to John Barnes, 
and one-half out of my movable estate. I leave to my 
daughter Hannah my cupboard, " and a bed with bed- 
ding and furniture compleat for one bed." I leave to 
my sons, Thomas and William, my lot of meadow lying 
in a Neck, called the Hither East Neck, when they are of 
age. The land which formerly belonged to John Barnes 
is to be sold, and from the proceeds one-half of the 
debts to be paid, and the rest to my sons. All movable 
estate to be sold, and from the money, one-half of debts 
to be paid, and the rest to my three daughters, Hannah, 
p]lizabeth, and Phebe. The remaining part of my lands, 
that is, my Homestead, is to be for the use of all my 
children, to maintain them till my youngest son, Will- 
iam, is of age, and for the support of my wife Mary. 
When my youngest son, William, is of age, the execu- 
tors are to sell the lands. I leave to my son John £20, 



372 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS—UBER 27. 

^ to be paid to him first." To my grandson John, son 
of my son John, £5, and the rest to all my children 
except John. I make my brother-in-law, Amos Den- 
ton, and my friend, Benjamin Hegeman, and my daugh- 
ter Hannah and son John, executors. 

Witnesses, Elias Doughty, James Everitt, Timothy 
Doughty. Proved, October 22, 1770. 

Page 424. — In the name of God, Amen, I, Cornelius 
MoNFOBT, of Queens County, August 29, 1765, being 
well in health, I leave to my wife Mary my best bed 
and furniture, a cupboard and all the linnen in the house 
that is mine. I leave to my granddaughter, Ann Mon- 
fort, £5. I leave to my son Cornelius all my lands and 
movables, and he shall give my wife suflScient board 
and £10 a year. And if she should happen to marry, 
she is to have only £10. I leave to my granddaughter, 
Ann Monfort, £100. To my granddaughter, Nellie 
Amberman, £100. I make my son Cornelius and my 
loving friend, Daniel Duree, and my loving cousin, 
Peter Monfort, son of- Abraham Monfort, executors. 

Witnesses, John Talman, Daniel Laurence, William 
Talman. Proved, November 21, 1770. 

Page 425. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Andbias 
Van Lewen, of Marbletown, in Ulster County, yeoman, 
being well in body. My wife Margaret is to remain in 
full possession of all my estate, real and personal, so 
long as she shall remain my widow. I leave to my eld- 
est son, Johanes, " the choice of my guns, over and 
above his share." I leave to my four sons, Johanes, 
Christopher, Elias, and Eleza (Eleasar) all my real 
estate; and they are to pay to my daughter Meribah 
£20, to be paid six weeks after my wife's decease. I 
make my wife Margaret and my brother, Guisbert Van 
Lewen, and my brother-in-law, Petrus Van Lewen, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, John Van Lewen, Ephraim Chambers, 
Thomas Schoonmaker, Jr. Proved, August 25, 1770. 




ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 373 

Confirmed, December 7, 1770. The widow Margaret 
was then Margaret Beattys. 

Page 427. — In the name of God, Amen. I, 2aachias 
VooRHEEs, of New Utrecht, in Kings Connty, being 
very sick. I leave to my wife the use of all my estate 
during the time that she shall remain my widow. If 
she marries she is to have £80. I leave to my son 
Coert £150. To my son John £100. The rest of my 
estate I leave to all my children, Coert, John, Mary, and 
Anatje. My executors may sell all estate if my wife and 
the children that are of age agree. {Name of wife not 
given.) I make my wife, and my son Coert, executors. 

Witnesses, David Brower, Daniel Lake, Nicholas 
Cowenhoven. Proved, December 8, 1770. 

Page 429. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Anne 
Grant, of New York, widow of Donald Grant, being 
sick and weak. February 2, 1769. After paying all 
debts, I leave all my estate, real and personal, to my 
children, Catharine McPherson and Farquhar McPher- 
son, lawful issue by my first husband, Alexander 
McPherson. But my daughter Catharine, in consider- 
ation of her great attention, fiUial duty, and tenderness 
towards me in my long illness, shall have all my appar- 
ell. Whereas a certain sum, arising from Prize money, 
belonging to my son, Colin McPherson, deceased, late 
Quartermaster to the 42 Regiment, and brother Ger- 
main to said Catharine and Farquhar, has been secured 
to my use in the hands of Henry Drummond and George 
Durant, Esq., the exact sum not yet ascertained. I leave 
the same to my children. "And whereas they are 
under age, and situated here in a strange country, I 
appoint John Small, Esq., now in New York, executor 
and guardian, which trust I repose in him principally 
from the humane and charitable disposition he has on 
all occasions shown to me and my children, and know- 
ing my relations and connections in Scotland." 

Witiiesses, Alexander McDonald, Alexander Fraser, 



374 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

John Fraser. mnsician of 21 Eegiment. Proved, De- 
cember 3, 1770. 

Page 431. — In the name of Grod, Amen. I, John 
H£gi:ma>c« of Flatbnsh, in Kings County, farmer, being 
in good health. My executors are to pay all debts. And 
then forth with to pay to such of my relations as shall 
be my heirs at law £5 in full bar of all claims. I leave 
to my great nephew, Johanes Hegeman. the son of 
Adrian liegeman, Jr., all that certain messuge, dwell- 
ing house, bam, and premises where I now dwell in 
Flatbush. And all that certain tract or parcell of land 
and farm wher^>n the house and premises are built, 
being 70 acres. Except 5 acres, which by a deed dated 
April :2t!, 17i^, I conveyed to Andrew Gautien of Xew 
York, house carjvnter, and is N^unded on the south side 
in fn>nt of the road by the land of William Axtell, on 
the Tear of the south side by Adrian Mortier. north by 
Evert Hesen:ian. west bv main n>ad, and east bv the 
woods in Common. And the said John Heceman is to 
pay to Heatrick Hegeman, spinster, iv.y nievv, and 
daughter oi Adrian Heceman. £1' v. I iiiSike Arrdrew 
Gauiier execiiior. Dated Mav 9. 17(>>. 

Witnesses;. Jc^hn Ellion* JorAih&n Skinner. John 
KiXHa\ John GeistoiL ixuse csnvnTtr. Prvv^A IV- 

Pii!^ 4^^, — Ir iLe rocoe of Goi. Ar.:-tr. L Joxathxx 
C<-ii-£Y. tviiii: ^eak a^d >:« ihis Ir v^: iX\'v:v.brT, 17t5x 
I j^-avr :o my 5<r FraT'^a?: 5 >h:.linAr> "^iixi &"1 r.:y 
WTnirlrsc v"\>?«e."' To i!:v son J c :i.^:h.v.: il\ iiler ncv 
wife's diriih. To niv cinfih:^!:^. M5.tv Sv. ::*r^ itki Lais 

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ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 27. 375 

The rest I leave to my two grandsons, John, son of 
Elnathan Corey, and Jonathan, son of Abraham Shep- 
herd. I make Drs. Nathaniel Elmer, of Florida, and 
Samuel Carpenter, of Goshen, executors. 

Witnesses, Charles Carroll, David Shepherd, Will- 
iam Sley. Proved, in Orange County, February 11, 
1770. 

Page 436. — In the name of God, Amen, July 14, 
.1764. I, Valentine Fierer, of the Catsbaan, in Al- 
bany County, " being in my old age and weak." I leave 
to my wife Catharina during her life the house where I 
now dwell and use of lands and tenements that lie about 
it, and my household goods. I leave to my eldest son 
Johanes £3 for his birth right. After the death of 
my wife I leave all my estate to my four children. Chris- 
tian Her rick, Christina, wife of Johanes Trumpbour, 
and Margeretta, wife of Zachary Snyder. I make my 
wife executor, " and I desire that my sons assist her in 
all things by the best method they can." 

Witnesses, Pat. Clemens, weaver, George Rynhard, 
school master. Proved, February 10, 1770. 

Page 437. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Peter 
Brown, of Southold, in Suffolk County, cooper, " being 
bound on a voyage to sea." I leave to my brother, John 
Wiggins, my house and lot of land at Rocky Point, in 
Southold, when he is of age. I also leave him £20. " I 
do give the remainder of my estate which I had of my 
father Brown (except what is here named) to my three 
sisters, Helena, Phebe, and Margaret Wiggins." I give 
to my cousin, James Brown, and my brother, John Wig- 
gins, the clothes that were my father Brown's. My own 
wearing clothes I leave to my brother, John Wiggins. I 
leave to my cousin, Christopher Brown, the £10 which 
my grandfather, Capt. Richard Brown, gave me in his 
will, when it shall be paid. I make my trusty and be- 
loved uncle, Nathaniel King, and my trusty and beloved 
uncle, James Brown, executors. Dated, December 8, 



376 ABSTRACTS (V WDLLS-UBER 



•t. 



1767. *^ X. B. that holding good what is above written : 
if either of the legatees die his share is to go to tibe 
surviTorsw** 

Witnesses, Thomas Youngs. Thomas Yom^s, Jr^ 
Joshua Yonngs. Proved, Mardi 19. 1770. 

[Note. — The Wiggins family were probaUy half 
brothers and sisters to the testator. — W. S. P.'' 

Page 439. — ^In the name of 6oi Amen. L Ishac Va^ 
HooK« of Jamaica, in Queens County, cordwainer. being 
in perfect heahh. I leave to my wife Catharine the 
sole use and benefit of my dwelling house, lands, and 
meadows, in Jamaica or elsewhere, and ail mv mov> 
able estate, so long as she lemains my widow. If she 
marries, then all to be sold, and the money to be paid Id 
her and my three daughters. Jane, wife of Isaac Mills; 
Harmantie. wife of John Bennit. and Catharine, wife 
of Cornelius Hoo^anL I make my wife executor. If 
my wife rcarries. then I appoint my three dai^ter^ 
and ibeir husbands executors. Dated IVcemher l-L. 
175L 

Witstsses^ John Thurston. Besjamin HiiKhman. 
Robert H^r^'f:--ar> Pn>T^ Jid^ i:\. 177 v. 'At that 
tbce d:^ w>iow was dead, and the dausTi:er. Catharine 
HccciAnt. w;as tfawa Catharine Adriasce.^ 



Pace 441- — In the name of G\>1 Aisei:. I. Hezeelui 
RizTE. of ScGibo-jd. Suffoi Co^zTy. - r^irjc worly in 
Kwv.- I JciivHfioE^vwifetheus^ v^f T vf i::v'jtDiisw To 
KLV sec Mar^s^sfth 5 sria.irars. Tc nv s^r^N. JocatdiaiL. 
Jesss^. ard Sij^ eaca 5s. I j«v>r to r::y scr:. Purriaii 
Re«Tv^.alI T::y jaad a: tiif Xew r»i :t s^i.Viriza: 
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ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 377 

Purriah's land, for fire wood, so long as she remains 
single. I make my wife and my son Purriah, executors. 
Dated, January 30, 1761. 

Witnesses, Ebenezer Mather, Joshua Corwin, James 
Fanning, Jr. Proved, February 28, 1770. {Wife's 
name not given.) 

Page 443. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Henbt 
White, of New York, mariner, being sick. I leave to 
my wife Margaret all my estate, real and personal, ex- 
cept £50, which I leave to my mother, Catharine White, 
of Dunbar, in Scotland. I make my wife executor. " I 
have hereunto set my hand and seal in the Eiver Ga- 
boon, on the Coast of Africa, this 19 of November, 
1769." 

Witnesses, Thomas Sanders, Philip Snoillam. 
Proved, January 10, 1770. 

Page 445. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Stephen 
UsTicK, of New York, carpenter. I leave to my wife 
Jane all my estate, real and personal, during her wid- 
owhood, and then to my five children, Thomas, Stephen, 
John, Elizabeth, and Jane. My oldest son, Thomas, is 
to have 10 shillings first. I make my wife Jane and 
my brother, William XJstick, executors. Dated, Au- 
gust 25, 1770. 

Witnesses, John Carman, Moses Taylor, Jr., Mar- 
garet Convey. Proved, January 22, 1771. 

[Note. — Thomas Ustick was bom at St. Justin, 
Cornwall, England. Came to America, and was made 
Freeman of New York, May 30, 1738. He died Octo- 
ber 11, 1738, aged 38, and is buried in Trinity church 
yard. He married Elizabeth Shackerly, and had sons 
Stephen (the testator of above will) and William 
Ustick. The latter was bom in New Jersey, December 
28, 1731. He married Susannah Pelletreau (daughter 
of Paul Pelletreau, and Susannah Heurtin, his wife), 
June 19, 1757. She was bom December 26, 1733, and 
died September 14, 1782. William XJstick died May 2, 



378 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 27. 

180(5, and ho and his wife are buried in Trinitv church 
van!, lie was a hardware merchant, and his home was 
No. .44 IVarl street, where all his children, and the 
childrt^n of his son William were born. He left 9 chil- 
dn^n, Susannah (born June 18, 1760, married Richard 
Hartshorno, ditnl May 23, 1833) : Elizabeth (wife of 
l-aunnuv llartshorne, bom November 20, 1761, died 
February Jv\ l7lKi): William, Jr. (bom January 28, 
lTtU,dit\l January 27,1836) : Mary (wife of John Titus^ 
born May K\ 1766) : Deborah (wife of Dr. John 
l>iKlenl\>nk, K>m February 23, 1768) : Ann (bom 1772, 
die^l IS:^^^ : aiul Thomas (bom July 5, 1774. died ISll). 
WiUiaw Vstiok, Jr^ married Sarah Hartshome. She 
dit^l January 22, 1848, aged 86L They had childreiu 
SttSitnuah, William R^ Robert, S«rah H.. Thomas W-, 
Rioh,Hul vKnn April U\ ISlW died Marv^ 17, 1S59>. 
aiHt Klir^N^:h. All of tbet^ dkxi urr^arri^ exempt 
Ric^-xrv?, wbv^ w^is the last of thi^ r.ar.:e of this family. 
IW *vArru\t Fi:5aiN?rfu widow of Moi»? Ward, and 
dart«5C^.^f^ o: Htciry B*.ake. of ArrAry. Sh^ di^ April 
i\\ l>i*r, s.i0^.i >C>: >ft BO ccildrvrL Tb.:> :i— -> wi^r« 
;iu; bj^ri^i :r: trv rx^rtbettsi ivn>"r o: S:. Jo>ir:*s Oeis»- 
li?nr Oil Varr.ci :!^rv>?t, Xew York, r>:w * Pitri. Dr. 
Joe:^ vVv>fr\vcJL ^tad witV IVccni U>:::k. w«r^ tie 
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ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 379 

then to my sons, Edmund and Timothy, and I make 
my wife and sons executors. Dated May 11, 1767. 

Witnesses, Daniel Stillwell, Jeremiah Stillwell, Isaac 
Doty, carpenter. Proved, September 18, 1770. 

Page 448. — In the name of God, Amen. " I, Will- 
iam Neeley, Captain, of Ulster County, Precinct of 
Wallkill." I leave to my wife 10 bushels of wheat and 
com yearly during her life. And 2 cows and calves, and ♦ 
a fat hog, yearly, and 3 sheep, and a furnished room 
and fire place, and all necessary furniture, and £10, to 
be paid her when she demands it. After her death, 
they are to be given to such of her children as she thinks 
proper. And she is to have half a bushel of flax seed 
sowed every year. I leave to my daughter Sarah £30, 
and a bed, and the large cupboard, which stands in the 
large upper room, and two cows, " 3 years old, going 
on 4," " and all other things she can find of her own 
property." I leave to my daughter Martha, wife of 
Benjamin Haines, £1, and £10 to her son, John Haines, 
and £10 to her son, William Haines, and £10 to her 
daughter Elizabeth, when she is of age. I leave to my 
daughter, Elizabeth Harlow, £10. To my three grand- 
children, William Harrold, Henry Harrold, and Eliza- 
beth Harrold, £10. I leave to my son, William Neeley, 
all the rest of my goods and chattels, and all my messuge 
lands and tenements, and I make him and my trusty 
friend, James M. Cobb, merchant, executors. Dated, 
November 1, 1769. 

Witnesses, William Young, Thomas Neeley, William 
Stewart. Proved, November 7, 1770. 

Page 450. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Hannah 
Smith, of Ulster County, widow, being sick. I leave 
to my son, Daniel Smith, my negro man " Jacob " and 
my negro woman "Dinah." My house I now live in 
shall be a home to my children, viz., Jesse, Phebe, and 
Joshua, till they are of age, " and to be provided for 
and learn to read and write." " And they are to keep 



380 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS-^JBER 27. 

the child with which my negro wench is now pregnant 
till it is two years and a half oldL*^ and then it is to be 
given to my son WillianL I leave to my son George Ss, 
and the rest of my personal proi)erty to my 3 dangh- 
ters« Tabitha. Anne« and Phebe. I make my son, George 
Smith, and William Denn, executors. Dated, August 
16. 1770. 

Witnesses, Thomas BnlL Mary BnU, Agnes Umfdirey. 
Proved, October 16. 1770. 

Page 451. — In the name of GodL Anw^n. L Flexesq 
Coijgax. of New York, mariner, being of sonnd mind. I 
leave to my brother* John Colgan, 10 shillings, in full 
bar to all claim as eldest son. I leave to my nephew, 
Fleming Colgan, residing at Jamaica, in Queens Comoity, 
£4«X\ To my nephew, Beed Colgan, now in the West 
Indies, £a«X I leave to Johana. daughter of Mr. Chris- 
lopher Smith, and his late wife, my niece, Mary Colgan, 
j£40<.\ To Thomas, Catharine^ and Elijah, the chiidron 
of Wynant Van Zandt and his wife. Jane, my nieee, 
late Jane Colgan, each £15«X To Luoretia and Mary, 
children of Thomas Hamersley and Sarah, his wife* late 
Sarah Colgan, my niece* £150 each. To my nephew^ 
Thomas Colgan, now apprentice to said ThonLas Ham- 
ersley, i"15*X All the rest of my estate to my niece* 
Mary Smith, wife of Christopher Smith. I make Chns- 
toirfcer Sciirh and Wjnant Van ZaDdt, executorsw Dated* 
Xoveciter 24. 17^4. 

Witnesses, Rebecca More, Mark Valentirse, mariner, 
jrott. Proved. Febmarv 1. 1771. 



Faze -too. — In the name of Ovxi. Amen. Octofcer 29* 
17(5*5. L A3ix\iL Pvarx, widow, of th^r Prwinct of 
Xewccrzr:. in I'j^ter County, beir^ very sivrk. I leave 
to riv sec* Srrrhen Ptirdv, and to mv da::d:r:ter^ Afai- 

• te • • ^ 

Fcw'.rr. Martha Merritt, aoi Eliarech Sciiih* and 
::^:er. Abi^caiL Tertush, all my e$aie. To 
a:ai:er. Abi^raE Tercti^Ji -nry Looking 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 27. 381 

Stephen Purdy, and my daughters, Martha and Eliza- 
beth, are to pay to Jacob Winner 10 shi^ings each. My 
wench "Peggy" is to have her bed and bedding. I 
leave my wearing clothes to my daughters. I make my 
sons, Stephen and Caleb Merritt, and Arthur Smith, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, James Pugslay, Mary Blamless, Leonard 
Smith. Proved, December 3, 1770. 

Page 455. — ^In the name of God, Amen, September 
3, 1760. I, John Marshall, of Richmond County, being 
sick. All my negro slaves and as much of my movables 
as my executors think best are to be sold. I leave to 
my wife Martha the use of all my estate, real and per- 
sonal, during her widowhood. If she marries, she is 
to have a bed and furniture and £50. I leave to my 
three sons, John, Thomas, and Benjamin, all my lands 
and meadows in Richmond County. But my son Thomas 
is to have the house and bam where he now lives, 
over and above the rest, in consideration of his having 
built them at his own expense. I leave to my daughter 
Frances, wife of Paul Mesereau, £80. To my daughter, 
Mary Marshall, £100. To my daughter, Martha Mar- 
shall, £100. To my daughter, Catharine Marshall, £100. 
All to be paid at the death or marriage of my wife. I 
leave all the rest of movables to all my children. My 
son Abraham and my tmmarried daughters are to live 
in my house with their mother. " If they marry, they 
are to move out, and have no further privilege." I 
make my wife Martha and my son Abraham and my 
friends, Henry La Tourette and Benjamin Seaman, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, John Morgan, Mary Parlier, Martha Cole. 
Proved, July 5, 1770. 

Page 457. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Lyon, of Rye, in Westchester County, yeoman, being 
sick. All debts to be paid. I leave to my loving wife 
Martha all household goods, of every sort, and a side 



382 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 27. 

saddle, and bridle, and 2 cows. Also my negro woman 
" Phillis." I Ipirther order that my wife Martha shall 
have the liberty to dwell, and have the use of the whole 
of my dwelling house during the time she remains my 
widow. And she shall have pasture on the lands, which 
I give to my son Andrew, and he is to provide for win- 
tering her cows. She is also to have the use of a gar- 
den, and to keep 2 hogs, " and to have the apples in my 
orchard, and my son Andrew is to make them into 
syder." I leave to my eldest son Thomas the following 
parcels of land. One parcel lying west of the street, or 
road, beginning at the southerly comer, by Gilbert Mil- 
lers, by said street, and running north along his land to 
Thomas Howell's land, to my upper lot, then east along 
said lot, as the fence stands, to King street, then down 
said street, along the road to Miller's land, where it 
begins. Also another piece, lying east of my homestead, 
beginning at the southerly comer thereof, and running 
north, as the fence stands, along my home lot, until it 
comes to the corner at the lane, then to run an equal 
breadth at each end to Byram river. My oldest son 
Thomas shall have out of my movable estate the sum 
of 25 shillings, in full bar as heir at law. I leave to 
my son Andrew, after the death or marriage of my wife, 
all my homestead and dwelling house, and all my land 
from my son, Thomas Lyon's land, along the street to 
Samuel Brown's land, northerly, including the house 
that my son Andrew has built and now dwelleth in. 
And so running along Samuel Brown's land and the 
land I have given to my son Thomas down to Byram 
river. Also my upper lot, opposite to my house, over 
the street, bounded south by Thomas' land and street, 
and east and north by street and Howell's land. Also 
all that my land lying between Samuel Brown's land 
and Byram river and running up the river by Joseph 
and Benjamin Williams land and Samuel Brown's land. 
Being 60 or 70 acres. Also all my 50 acres I have on 
the east side of Byram river, in Greenwich, Connecticut, 
lying joining to Gilbert Lyon's land and Mogers. It is 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS-LIBER 27. 383 

my will that my land, meadow sedge, or Island or beach, 
which I have on Mamursing Island, in partnership with 
my son Andrew, be sold by executors, and I leave the 
money and the rest of movable estate to my children. 
I leave to the children of my daughter Phebe, late wife 
of Samuel Wilson, ^. To the children of my daughter 
Mary, late wife of Abraham Miller, deceased, ^. To 
Abigail, wife of Daniel Merritt, |. To Jemima, wife 
of James Seaman, ^. To my son Andrew ^ and £10 
more. I make my sons, Thomas and Andrew, executors. 
Dated, November 5, 1770. 

Witnesses, Jonathan Kniffen, John Carhart, school 
master, Samuel Lyons. Proved, December 13, 1770. 

Page 460. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Simon 
Outhouse, of North Castle, in Westchester County, 
being weak in body this 8 of June, 1760. I leave to my 
wife Anna ^ of all my movable estate during her life, 
and then to my daughters, Hillitie, Leoner, Ann, and 
Mary. I leave to my son John 5 shillings. I leave to 
my son Simon aU my lands and improvements that I 
have in North Castle, being 55 acres, and a piece of 
wood land, of 40 acres. I make my wife and my son 
Simon, executors. 

Witnesses, John Green, Job Wright, Daniel Miller, 
weaver. Proved, December 14, 1770. 

Page 462. — ^In the name of God, Amen, July 14, 
1770. I, John Morgan, of Richmond County, " being 
very low in body." I leave to my wife Deborah the use 
of the lot of land I bought of Nicholas Larzelere, Jr., 
" commonly called the Douglass Lot," until my son 
Charles is of age. " She making no waste of timber, 
nor cut any, only for the necessary use of the Planta- 
tion." Also the use of that portion of my farm I dwell 
on, with the houses, lands, and improvements adjoining 
to Nicholas Larzelere, and adjoining the land before 
mentioned, until my son Jesse is of age. She making 
no waste. I also give her, in consideration of her bring- 



384 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

ing up my children and giving them Schooling, until 
they are fit to be put to trades, the following articles : 
one bed and furniture, "one bed which the children 
lyeth on," 2 cows, 2 horses, farming utensils, waggon, 
horse and chair, tea kettle, and tea ware, linnen wheel, 
woolen wheel, and a negro boy, and all my library books. 
" My Large Bible I leave in the house for the use of my 
family, so long as my wife continues in it, and then to 
my son Charles." I also leave her all kitchen utensils. 
I leave to my daughter Ann a bed, 2 cows, a negro girl, 
and £20, when she is 18. I leave to my son Charles 
the lot I bought of Nicholas Larzelere, called Douglass 
Lot, after the death of my wife. With the meadow 
ground thereto belonging, "And 6 acres of meadow, 
which was Sweems," lying between Larzeleres land and 
the upland, except a parcel bounded as follows: West 
by Robert Harris, south by John Joumy, east by a 
deep gully, "and extends down said gully to a white 
oak tree stump, broken off by the wind, pretty well 
up, and standing near the place where we cross the 
gully with the waggons," and then north a straight 
line to a white wood tree standing near the Harris 
fence, at the brow of the hill. And he is to pay to 
my son Joseph £100, when of age. I leave to my son 
Jesse the lot of land and meadow I now live on, with 
the house and bam ; and lies between the land of Nich- 
olas Larzelere and the land given to my son Charles. 
Also the piece of wood land reserved. And he is to pay 
to my son Joseph £100. I order that the wood lot of land 
where my son John now lives, with the salt meadow 
thereto belonging, be sold by my executors, and ^ of the 
money to be put at interest for my son John, " and the 
other § to my two sons, James and Peter Billiew, to be 
put at interest for them till they are of age." I leave 
to my grandson, John Cornell, £10. To my grandson, 
John Morgan, £10. All the rest of movable estate to 
my daughters, "first giving to my daughter Frances, 
wife of Auter Simeson, a negro girl Sarah, provided 
the said Auter Simeson pay a bond of £40 to John 




ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 27. 385 

Watts, for which I am bound. I leave to my daughter 
Catharine, widow of Barent Christopher, a negro girl, 
now in her possession. I leave to my daughter Eliza- 
beth, wife of David La Tourette, a negro girl. My wife 
is to have the use of a room in my house, and two cows 
and her fire wood and garden, and fruit, " and two bar- 
rels of cider a year." I leave to my son Charles a loom 
and tackling. I leave to my sons, James and Peter 
Billiew, each a gun and a sword. I make my son-in-law, 
David Latourette, and my friend and kinsman, Daniel 
Lafarge, and my friend, Joshua Wilet, executors. 

Witnesses, Colin Cole, blacksmith, Benjamin Sea- 
man, Bejamin Drake. My wife is to have all the grain 
and cloth for the use of the family. Proved, August 28, 
1770. 

[Note. — James and Peter Billiew were probably step- 
sons.— W. S. P.] 

Page 466. — In the name of God, Amen, September 
14, 1770. I, Samuel Dean, of Cortlandt's Manor, in 
Westchester County, being in perfect mind. All debts 
to be paid. I leave to my son Jacob 5 shillings. All 
my apparell and household goods to be sold at public 
vendue, and the money paid to my wife and daughter 
Amelia. I make John Green, executor. 

Witnesses, Gilbert Green, Israel Carpenter, Abraham 
Vredenburgh. Proved, November 16, 1770. 

Page 467. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Benjamin 
Bayley, of Southold, in Suffolk County, " being some- 
thing failing in body." I leave to my daughter Chris- 
tian £50 in household goods. My executors are to sell 
all estate, real and personal, including the house and 
land where my son Benjamin now lives. But if he clears 
my executors from two bonds, then he is to have the 
same. The house and land where mv son Gamaliel lives 
are to be sold, and after all debts are paid, the remainder 
to my sons Gamaliel, Jonathan, and Nathaniel. " And 
as for that lot of land which was formerly Major John 



386 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Salmon, and which lyes near upon my lands, it is to 
be sold immediately after the death of widow Liddia 
Salmon, and the money returned to the estate of Major 
Salmon." I make Eobert Hempstead, Esq., and my son 
in-law, Baranabas Horton, and my son Gamaliel, execu- 
tors. Dated, May 9, 1770. 

Witnesses, Mary Davis, Lydia Tuthill, Christopher 
Bradley. Proved, December 9, 1770. 

Page 469. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Hannah 
Tuthill, widow of Noah Tuthill, of Southold, in Suf- 
folk County, being weak and sick. I being impowered 
in the will of my husband to divide his whole estate 
among our four children, Daniel, Mehetabel King, 
Hannah Tuthill, and Elizabeth Tuthill, at my own dis- 
cretion. Therefore, after all debts are paid, I leave to 
our three daughters, all our Island called Ram Island, 
with all appurtenances. I leave to my son Daniel all 
the lands and meadows and buildings of my said hus- 
band in Oyster Ponds, Upper Neck, and Lower Neck, 
and at Shelter Island, West Neck, and all other places. 
As touching movable estate, I leave J to my son Daniel 
and i to my three daughters. I make my son Daniel 
executor. Dated, March 20, 1770. 

Witnesses, Nathaniel Tuthill, Lidea Terry, spinster, 
Timothy Wells. Proved, October 9, 1770. 

Page 471. — In the name of God, Amen, July 4, 1770. 
I, George Havens, of Shelter Island, being sick. I 
leave to my wife Anne all the movable estate she 
brought with her and £20. Also the use of the east 
room in my now dwelling house and a bed room, " with 
privilege in the back room oven and the well, as needed, 
and the use of ^ of my lands while she remains my 
widow." I leave to my son Obadiah all the home place 
I now live on, except 25 acres at the south end of my 
homestead. And my will is that my sons, John and 
George, live with him, and he is to provide them suitable 
trades. And he is to keep my daughter Keziah until 




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she is 18, if she chooses to live with him, and he is to 
provide for my wife, one year's provisions, " and also 
to see to learn my sons to read, write, and cypher." I 
leave to my son Jonathan that part of my land lying 
north of a west line from the head of the Fresh Ponds 
Swamp to Meantick creek. And my two great Flats of 
Creek Thatch, lying near the mouth of the creek. And 
25 acres of land at the south end of my homestead land. 
I leave to my daughter Jemima £40, over and above 
what I have given her. I leave to my daughter Keziah 
£60, when she is 18, and the best bed with its furniture. 
I leave to my sons, John and George, all my land in 
Turkieman Neck, lying south of the lands I have given 
to my son Jonathan, with the meadow adjoining, and 
six acres of timber, standing and growing on the lands 
left to my son Jonathan. I also leave to each of them 
£30, to be paid by my sons, Obadiah and Jonathan, to 
whom I leave all the rest of my estate. I make my 
friends, Capt. Daniel Brown, and my cousin, Nicoll 
Havens, executors. 

Witnesses, William Havens, George Daval (Duval), 
tanner, Robert Hempstead. Proved, August 27, 1770. 

Page 473. — In the name of God, Amen, October 16, 
1766. I, Alexander Lansingh, of Schenectady, yeo- 
man. I leave to my eldest son, Cornelius, " my Dutch 
Bybell," after the death or marriage of my wife Neeltie, 
" wherewith he must be satisfied, and make no more pre- 
tence or demand, as being eldest son." I leave to my 
said son Cornelius the homestead where he now dwells, 
being about 4 Morgen. Also the privilege of sawing 
yearly 120 saw logs, and the privilege to lay his logs 
and boards within 300 yards of the saw mill, " which 1 
am going to erect." Provided he keeps the saw mill in 
repair. Also the privilege of grinding at the mill, I 
now have erected, all his grain. I also leave him a horse 
and cow. I leave to my wife Neeltie a young negro 
wench and her child. I leave to my daughter Jannettie, 
wife of John Van Eps, a negro child. After the death 



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388 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS—LIBER 27. 

of my wife I leave to my daughter Jaimettie and to my 
sons Jolianes and Hermanns, all my household goods. 
And my sons, Johanes and Hermanns, are to pay to 
my daughter Jannettie £30. I leave to my step daugh- 
ter, Gertruy Van Eps, a cow. " It is my will that my 
wife live with my sons, Johanes and Hermanns, and 
live with them peaceably out of my estate." But if not, 
then my executors are to rent out the place and pay 
her ^. I also leave to my said sons all the rest of my 
estate. I expressly will that which ever of my two said 
sons shall marry first, he shall have a morgen of land 
for a homestead on the other end of my land, where I 
intend to erect a saw mill ; and they shall together erect 
on said morgen a dwelling house and barn, in form and 
largeness as the house and barn where I now dwell. 
And the one who marries first is to have the house and 
that end of my land, and the other is to have my home- 
stead. I make John Visger, Esq., Cornelius Lansingh, 
and Dirck Van Ingen, executors. 

Witnesses, Francis Osbum, Abraham Grat, Abraham 
Truax. Proved, December 31, 1770, before William 
Hanna, Surrogate. 

Page 476. — " I, John Townsend, of Westchester 
County, being this — day of April, 1767, in good 
health." I leave to my wife Elizabeth and my daughter, 
Elizabeth Pinckney, all my household furniture. I 
leave to my brother, George Townsend, two suits of my 
best wearing apparell. I leave to my wife and daughter 
all my Books of Devotion. All the rest of my estate, 
lands and movables, are to be sold by my executors, and 
the money put at interest, and i paid to my wife so long 
as she remains my widow, and i to my daughter so long 
as her husband, Philip Pinckney, shall live, and after 
his death and the death of my wife, she shall have all 
the remainder. But if my daughter dies first, then to 
her children, and if she leave none^ then to my brother, 
George Townsend. I make my well-beloved friend and 
kinsman, Isaac Gedney, blacksmith, and Samuel Towns- 



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end, son of my brother George, executors. Also Rich- 
ard and John Townsend, sons of my brother George. 
" I wrote this with my own hand, and do allow this to 
be my last will." 

Witnesses, Edward Merritt, Benjamin GriflSn, Eliza- 
beth Dirgen. Proved, January 25, 1771, before Timo- 
thy Wetmore, Esq. 

Page 478. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Candell, of New York, Inn keeper, being in good 
health. I direct all debts to be paid. I leave to my 
eldest son, Thomas, £5, in full bar to all claim as heir 
at law. I leave to my wife Mary the use of all my dwell- 
ing house and lots, and pieces of ground and all the rest 
of my estate until my youngest child is of age, for the 
support and education of my children. If my wife re- 
marries, she is to have ^ of the income for life. I leave 
to each of my sons £50. To my eldest daughter, Mag- 
dalen, £100. To my three eldest sons all my wearing 
apparell. To each of my daughters a good bed and 
furniture, when my youngest child is of age, then I 
leave all to her and my children {not named). I make 
my wife Mary and my son Thomas and Thomas Vardel 
and James Emott, executors. Dated, August 24, 1769. 

Witnesses, Thomas Grigg, cabinet maker, Thomas 
Horsefield, Jonathan Fish. Proved, February 26, 1771. 

Page 481. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Nicholas 
Johnson, of New York, Inn holder, being of perfect 
mind. I leave to my wife Mary my best bed, 6 silver 
Table spoons, 6 tea spoons, " 6 common House chairs, 
and one large two-armed chair," and two small looking 
glasses, one dozen China cups and saucers, and all my 
kitchen utensils, and all the Spirituous Liquors, and all 
bonds and book debts. I leave to my daughter, Mary 
Johnson, a feather bed, and silver table and tea spoons, 
" and silver Tea Tongs." Also a boat called the 
" Betsey," and a Skiff, and 4 beds and £80, when of 
age, the interest to be paid for her schooling. I make 



390 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

William Sheerear and John Burling, executors. Dated, 
December 11, 1770. 

Witnesses, Henry Bruekman, Darby Doyle, John 
Welsh, innkeeper. Proved, March 4, 1771. 

Page 483. — In the name of God, Amen, February 
26, 1770. I, Elizabeth Richards, of New York, widow, 
being weak in body. I order all debts to be paid. My 
executors have full power to sell all my estate. I leave 
to Francina Sharpe, wife of Jacob Sharpe, all my ap- 
parell ; and my best bed and bedstead, with all the fur- 
niture, I leave to Elizabeth Sharpe, daughter of said 
Jacob. All money arising from sales to be put at in- 
terest until my youngest grand son, Samuel Richards, is 
of age, for the support, maintenance, and education of 
my two grand sons, Warner Richards and Samuel Rich- 
ards, and then to be divided between them. Contingent 
legacies are left to Rynir Schaats, " if he be then liv- 
ing," and to his children. 

Witnesses, John De Lamater, John Van Pelt, Simon 
Boerum. Proved, March 11, 1771. 

Page 485. — " I, Thomas Lynott, of Potomocassock, 
in the County of Albany, do make this my last will and 
Testament in manner following." All debts and funer- 
al expenses are to be paid by Joseph Griswold, of New 
York, distiller, and James Barker, of Woodstock, in 
Albany County, Gentleman, whom I make executors. I 
leave to them all ray lands and tenements in this Prov- 
ince, in Trust, to sell and pay all debts, and they are 
to have £50 for their trouble. I leave to my wife ^, in 
lieu of all claims, and the rest to be put at interest for 
supporting and bringing up ray daughters, Elizabeth 
and Margaret, until they are of age. I leave to my 
daughter Elizabeth, when of age, £400, and the rest 
to be divided between them. If both die, without issue, 
then the whole is to go to Hubert Lynott, son of my 
brother, Luke Lynott, and to ray cousin, Sibby Lynott, 
of Dublin, in Ireland, and to the children of my sister, 
Mary Hutchinson. Dated, November 4, 1769. 




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Witnesses, Hugh Denniston, innkeeper, Martin G. 
Van Bergen, Rachel Deniston. Proved, September 26, 
1770. 

Page 488. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Abigail 
Youngs, widow of Henry Youngs, of Orange County, 
Precinct of Goshen, being infirm in body. " I will that 
I shall be interred in a decent manner, as my father 
shall think proper." All debts and funeral charges to 
be paid. I order all my movables to be sold, except a 
Mahogany Chest of Drawers, and my wearing apparell, 
which I leave to my daughter Unus (Eunice) Youngs. 
I leave to my son Henry £5, when of age. All the rest 
of proceeds of sale I leave to my daughter Unus 
Youngs, when of age. If both of my children die, then 
I leave the same to my mother, Abigail Horton, and I 
direct the house and lands left to me by my late husband 
to be sold, and the money paid to my honored father, 
Barnabas Horton, and to my late husband's brother, 
Birdseye Youngs. I make my father and Archibald 
Little and my uncle, Silas Horton, executors. Dated, 
April 1, 1769. 

Witnesses, Colvill Carpenter, Matthias Gilbert, 
James Smith. Proved, June 28, 1769. 

Page 490. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
LosEE, of Beekmans Precinct, in Duchess County, be- 
ing weak in body. I leave to my sons, Laurence, John, 
and Abraham, £100 between them. The said £100 
is now due to me as a bond of my son John. I leave 
to my son Abraham all the rest of my estate. I 
make my sons, Laurence and Abraham, and Bartholo- 
mew Noxon, Jr., executors. Dated, December 20, 
1768. 

Witnesses, Tesle Losee, Elias Losee, Bartholomew 
Noxon. Proved, March 14, 1770. 

Page 491. — In the name of God, Amen, April 8, 
1770. I, Gideon Sands, of Cow Neck, in Queens Coun- 



392 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

ty, yeoman, being sick. " My executors are to sell at 
auction my maid " Mass," with her youngest child," and 
^ of all farm stock, and 4 acres of salt marsh and mead- 
ow, to be taken off the east end of my meadow joining 
the meadow of Benjamin Sands. And 6 acres of wood 
land off the east side of my north piece of woods. And 
as much Pasture land from the south part of my farm 
as may be necessary to pay all debts. And the pur- 
chasers are to have a right of way to and from the 
same. I leave to my wife Mary a negro wench and 
her child, " and my riding chair and bald horse," and 
6 large table spoons. I leave to my son Edward a 
negro boy " and my Pudden Horse and my desk," when 
he is of age. I leave to my son John a negro boy and 
my wench. To my daughter Sibell a negro girl and ^ 
of my plate and J of the rest of my movables. I leave 
to my daughter Catharine a negro boy and i of my 
plate and I of all movables. To my daughter Mary a 
negro girl and the rest of my plate and J of the mova- 
bles, when of age. I leave to my wife J of all movables, 
" and the use of my watch till my executors see fit to 
deliver it to my son John." I also leave her the use of 
all the farm stock, and a negro man, " to bring up all of 
my children in a decent Christian like manner, with 
School Eddication as customary, and a home for them all 
till my son Edward is of age." I also leave her^^ of 
all farm stock, and to my daughters, Mary, Sibell, and 
Catharine, each y^^ " but each to have an equal amount 
when of age." I leave to my sons, Edward and John, 
each ^. To my daughter Mary a negro girl. Whereas 
my father, John Sands, by his will, left to his son 
George ^ of the farm he then lived on, which in default 
of issue, was to go to his brothers, Simon, Gideon, and 
Benjamin, I leave my share to my executors to sell and 
the money to be paid to my sons, Edward and John, 
and to my wife and my daughters, Sibell, Catharine, 
and Mary. I make my father-in-law, Kichard Sands, 
and my brother Benjamin and my wife Mary, execu- 
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ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 393 

Witnesses, Joshua Smith, Pelleham Smith, Catha- 
rine Brooks. Proved, May 5, 1770. 

Page 496. — In the name of God, Amen. December 3, 
1757. I, Jeremiah Youngs, of Southold, in Suffolk 
County, being very sick. After all debts are paid, all 
my estate of every kind is to be sold by my executors, 
and my wife Mehetabel is to have the use of all during 
her widowhood. If she marries, she shall have £20, 
and no more. And after her death I leave all to my 
daughters, Ann and Mehetabel. I make my wife and 
my brother-in-law, Kichard Brown, and my father, 
Richard Youngs, executors. 

Witnesses, Christopher Youngs, Joshua Hobart, Dan- 
iel Corwin. Proved, April 14, 1770. 

Page 498. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Elisha 
Halsey, of the town of Southampton, in Suffolk Coun- 
ty, yeoman, being sick and weak. I leave to my wife 
£50 in cash, and my lot of land lying across the high- 
way, which I bought of William Raynor, for my wife 
and my two daughters, Naomi and Jerusha, to improve 
or to sell. I leave to my wife the use of my house and 
home lot, to sell such a part as she sees proper. Also J 
of all household goods. I leave to my said two daugh- 
ters £60 each, and the remainder of my household 
goods. To my daughter, Anna Paine, I leave 5 shill- 
ings and a £50 Right in a lot of Accabog meadow which 
my father bought of Zebulan Howell. I leave to my 
daughter Elizabeth 5 shillings and a cow. I leave to my 
son Elisha 5 shillings. My executors are to sell the 
rest of my meadow at Haukerbok (Accabog) and so 
much of my home lot and movables as will pay all debts 
and legacies. I make my wife and Eleazor White, ex- 
ecutors. Dated October 18, 1768. 

Witnesses, Thomas Sandford, David Cook, black- 
smith, Maltby Gilston. Proved, June 9, 1770. 

[Note. — Accabog is a tract of meadow, west of Red 
Creek, in the western part of the town. Elisha Halsey 



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394 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 27. 

lived at Mill Pond Head on a farm owned in late years 
by Harvey S. Eose.— W. S. P.] 

Page 500. — In the name of God, Amen. I, David 
Stratton, of East Hampton, in Suffolk County, being 
indisposed. All debts are to be paid by my executors. 
I leave to my wife Jemima the use of all my estate, real 
and personal, after all debts are paid, so long as she re- 
mains my widow, for her support and to bring up my 
child, in a suitable and proper manner, till of age. If 
she marries before my son is of age, she is to have the 
use of one-third of my estate, and the use of J of my 
house and buildings during her life. I leave to my son 
David all the rest of my estate, real and personal, when 
he is of age, but if he dies, then my wife is to have the 
use of all my estate during her life, and then all to go 
to the son of my brother, Jeremiah Stratton, and the 
son of my brother, Abraham Stratton. I make my 
friends, Jeremiah Miller, Jr., and Thomas Osbum, ex- 
ecutors. Dated, December 9, 1769. 

Witnesses, Daniel Hedges, Jeremiah Miller, the 4th, 
John Chatfield. Proved, June 8, 1770. 

Page 501. — In the name of God, Amen. December 
14, 1763. I, Jacobus Van Muys, of New Utrecht, in 
Kings County, being in perfect health. All debts to be 
paid. I leave to my dearly beloved wife Sara the use 
of all my estate during the time she remains my widow. 
" But if it so happen that my wife shall marry again, 
I give unto her, besides her wearing apparell, the sum 
of £200." After her death or marriage all my real 
estate is to be sold "at Publick Vendue." I leave to 
my daughter Magdalena £5, " for her first birth right." 
" I leave to each of my daughters who are not yet mar- 
ried an outset as my daughters, Magdalena and Jan- 
nettie, have had." All my children are to be maintained 
till they are of age. The rest of my estate I leave to all 
my children. Magdalena, Sara, Jannettie, Annattie, 
Marga, and Machteltye. I make my own brother, Joost 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 395 

Van Muys, and my brother-in-law, Folkert Rapalye, 
and my wife, executors. 

Witnesses, Pieter LeflFerts, Jeremias Vanderbilt, 
John Lefferts. Proved, in New York, May 18, 1770. 

Page 503. — In the name of God, Amen. I, George 
Hewlett, of Hempstead, in Queens County, being weak 
in body, this 16 of September, 1766. I leave to my wife 
Hannah the use of my dwelling house and ^ of my farm 
at Great Neck during her widowhood. I also leave her 
two negro men and a boy, and a negro woman and a 
girl, and all indoor movables, and all cattle, utensils, 
and grain. After her death I leave £50 of her estate 
to my son George. I leave to my son, George Hewlett, 
one-half of all my undivided right of land and meadows. 
I leave to my daughter, Mary Kissam, a negro man 
and boy. My negro woman " Dinah " may choose her 
master among my children. After the death of my wife 
I leave to my daughter, Hannah Toffey, three acres of 
swamp, joining to her husband's land. I leave to my 
son Joseph 3 acres of swamp joining on an acre that 
now belongs to him. I leave to my son Benjamin ^ of 
my farm at Great Neck, except as given above. And 
he is to pay £200 to my daughters, Hannah and Mary. 
I also leave him the other half after the death of my 
wife, and he is to pay £200 more to my said daughters. 
I also leave him ^ of all my undivided rights of land 
and meadows. I leave to my grandson, George Hewlett, 
my saddle. To my daughter, Mary Kissam, a negro 
girl. I make my sons, George and Benjamin, executors. 

Witnesses, John Woolley, Philip Woolley, Daniel 
Toffey. Proved, June 29, 1770. 

Page 506. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Eobert 
James Livingston, of New York, merchant, being of 
sound mind. I leave to my son Robert my largest sil- 
ver Punch bowl, "with the salt cellar and ladle, that 
are with it from a Relation in Scotland." I leave to 
my son William my smaller silver bowl and my watch. 



396 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

I leave to my sons, William, Robert, and Peter, my 
three guns. " I leave my Pike, Partizan, Pistols, and 
sword, and cutlass to my sons, Peter and Maturin.'^ 
" I leave to my son William my own Picture." To my 
son James " the Pictures of my grandfather and grand- 
mother." My executors may sell any part of my real 
estate, and they may join in partition of all tracts of 
land undivided. All the proceeds and the rest of my 
estate I leave to my wife Susannah, so long as she re- 
mains my widow, for the maintainance of herself and 
my children, with full power to devise the same by will. 
If she marries, the estate is to be divided, and my wife 
is to have one share. From the share of my son James 
is to be deducted £100, which I advanced for him. 
" From the share of my daughter Maturine is to be de- 
ducted the like sum, which I have advanced to her in 
marriage." The shares of the children who are not of 
age are to be in the hands of my executors. My execu- 
tors are to make an inventory of all my estate. I make 
my wife and Grove Bend and my sister, Elizabeth Liv- 
ingston, and my brother-in-law, John Smith, executors. 
Dated, January 23, 1771. 

Witnesses, William Livingston, Robert Ray, mer- 
chant, Henry C. Bogert. Proved, April 4, 1771. 

[Note. — Robert James Livingston was son of James 
Livingston, and was born February 15, 1725, died Jan- 
uary 25, 1771. He married Susannah Smith, daughter 
of Judge William Smith, and sister of William Smith, 
the Historian. She was born December 24, 1729, died 
March 20, 1791. Their children were Mary (who mar- 
ried 1st, Capt. Gabriel Maturin, 2d, Dr. Jonathan Mal- 
lett. She died January 6, 1830), James K., Elizabeth 
William Smith (a brave collonel in the Revolution), 
Robert, Susannah (wife of Rev. Francis Armstrong), 
Robert J., Peter R., and Maturin (born April 10, 1769, 
died November 7, 1847). He married Margaret, only 
child of Gen. Morgan Lewis, and left a distinguished 
line of descendants. The homestead of Robert James 
Livingston, in New York, was that of his father before 



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ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 397 

him, and is now No. 23 William street. In 1764 it was 
bounded north by the lot of Charles Lodowick (upon 
which stood the "Black horse Tavern," now No. 25 
William street). In the rear of his lot was a large gar- 
den, which was bounded north by land of the Dutch 
Church, which fronted on Garden street, now Exchange 
Place. William Smith, the Historian, married his sis- 
ter, Janet Livingston. — W. S. P.] 

Page 508. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Henderson, now in New York, mariner. I leave to my 
loving friend, Joseph CoUey, all my estate, real and 
persona], especially what wages may be come due to 
me from the present voyage in the good Ship " Countess 
of Donegall," Capt. John King, Commander. And I 
make Joseph CoUey, executor. Dated, February 10, 
1768. 

Witnesses, William Hibbon, Richard Bradley. 
Proved, April 16, 1771. 

Page 509. — In the name of God, Amen. I, William 
Anderson, of New York, Taylor. After all debts are 
paid, I leave to my wife Elenor all my estate, real and 
personal, and make her executor. Dated, August 13, 
1757. 

Witnesses, George Johnston, James Stock, Robert 
Young. Proved, April 23, 1771. [The widow, Elenor 
Anderson, was then living in East New Jersey.] 

Page 511. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Barnaby 
Byrn, of Jamaica, " in Long or Nassau Island," Gent., 
being in perfect health. All debts to be paid as soon 
as possible. My executors are to sell all real and per- 
sonal estate to the best advantage and best price. From 
the proceeds I leave £1,000, to be put at interest, and 
the interest paid to my wife Jane, in lieu of dower. I 
leave to my wife my horse, chaise, and harness, and 
my Desk, Book Case, Clock, and my negro boy 
" Othello." I leave to Capt. Robert McGennis, of New 



398 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

York, £5, to be paid immediately. All the rest of my 
estate I leave to my 2 brothers and 4 sisters, Chris- 
topher, James, Judith Bym, " otherwise Carey Ann 
Bym," Bridgit Bym, " otherwise Dunn," and Elizabeth 
Bym. I make William Byrd and Robert Byrd and 
Terhune Kerrin, attorney at Law, executors. Dated 
March 6, 1771. 

Witnesses, Sampson Simpson, George Burns, Jona- 
than Hampton. Proved April 8, 1771. 

[Note. — The above is, we believe, the first mention 
of Long Island, by that name, that occurs in these wills. 
In all other cases its legal name, " Island of Nassau," is 
named.— W. S. P.] 

Page 514. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Domini- 
cus Van der Veer, of Flatbush, in Kings County, being 
sick. All debts to be paid by my executors. I leave to 
my eldest son, John, "my shuting gun, as his Birth 
right before any division." I leave to my wife Eliza- 
beth " all and singular, her wearing apparell, both lin- 
nen and woollen." Also a bedstead and feather bed, 
with all pillows and curtains, now standing in my Great 
Chamber. Also my great cupboard as now standing in 
my new Chambers. I leave to my two sons, John and 
Abraham, all my wearing apparell. I leave to my wife 
and to my children, John, Abraham, and Helena, all 
my estate, real and personal, each ^. My executors are 
to sell all estate as soon as they think profitable. I make 
Jeromus Van der Veer, of New Lots, and Peter Lott, of 
Flatbush, executors. Dated, February 14, 1765. 

Witnesses, Adrian Hegeman, Barent Andriese, 
weaver, Peter Van Steenbergh, school master. Proved, 
April 18, 1771. 

Page 516. — In the name of God, Amen, August 10, 
1767. I, Amos Smith, of Hunttington, in Suffolk 
County, yeoman. I leave to my wife Mary ^ of all mov- 
ables, after debts are paid. " Also her right to Dower 
and Power of Thirds, according to Law." I leave to 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 399 

my son Amos " all that certain tract of land lying on 
the north side of the road that leads to the School 
House from where I now live. Also my west orchard, 
adjoining to Carman's land on the west," containing 3 
acres. Also 48 acres joining to the land of Joseph Buf- 
fett, Jr. Also precisely 40 acres of wood land, to be 
measured off the west end of the land I bought of Isaac 
Smith. " Also ^ of my lands and meadows lying on that 
Neck called Quepiogue " (Copiogue). Also i of all my 
interest in my land lying and being in the south side 
above the Great East Neck. Also i of all my rights in 
the various Purchases, in Hunttington, and ^ of all my 
clothing. I leave to my son Silas my dwelling house, 
barn, orchard, and lands, both on the North side and 
South side, not above given to my son Amos. And i 
of all my right in the various Purchases, in Hunttington, 
and i of my clothing. I leave to my daughter Mary, 
wife of Cornelius Heart, Jr., ^ of all my movables. To 
my grandson, Eliphalet Smith, son of my daughter 
Anna, deceased, ^ of movables. His part is to be sold 
and the money put at interest till he is of age. I make 
my good friends and kinsman, Philip Smith and Sam- 
uel Lewis, executors. 

Witnesses, John Lewis, Elijah Potter, Gilbert Potter. 
Proved, April 2, 1771. 

Page 519. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Harmanus 
Wendell, of Albany. I leave to my wife Catharine the 
lot in Schenectady, released to her and myself by the 
heirs of Jacob Sander Glen. "Also her own bodily 
clothing and the household furniture I had at the time 
I married her. I leave to each of my daughters who 
may not be married at the time of my decease an outset, 
to be worth the same in value with those that are mar- 
ried." My executors may sell any part of my real and 
personal estate for the maintainance of my wife during 
her widowhood and my children, and to collect all 
debts, "and settle the Company account I have with 
my son Harmanus, in which my son has paid in for 



400 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Stock £350, a statement of which account will be found 
in my book." " And also the Indian purchase he has 
made of lands at Canajoharrie, between the two Canada 
Creeks, of 9,000 acres, in trust for my sons and brothers- 
in-Law, Lucas and Philip Van Veghten." And I desire 
my son to settle the Company account and release their 
shares. My executors are to put all monies at interest 
for all my children. The real estate that remains unsold 
when my youngest child is of age I leave to my sons, 
Harmanus, Cornelius, Johanes, and Jacob, and they 
are to pay to each of my daughters J of f of the ap- 
praised value.' I make my brothers-in-law, Lucas and 
Philip Van Veghten, executors, with ray son Cornelius. 
Dated May 31, 1769. 

Witnesses, Abraham Yates, Jr., Matthew Vischer, 
Christopher P. Yates. Proved, April 27, 1771. 

Page 532. — In the name of God, Amen, December 21, 
1770. I, BowDEwiNE Le Counte, of Pouckkeepsie Pre- 
cinct, in Duchess County, being sick in body. " I leave 
to my wife Elizabeth all the fast estate, so long as she 
remains my widow." "And also to Bowdewine Le 
Counte Yelverton, to live with her, upon the place, dur- 
ing the term." And I give and bequeath to Bowdewine 
Le Counte Yelverton my gun and sword and Powder 
horn, and the rest of the things belonging to my gun, 
and my chest and my wearing clothes. Also £25 cash. 
I leave to my grandson, Benjamin Van Steenbergh, son 
of Sarah Le Counte, £25, "and one years Colling" 
(Schooling!), and if he dies under age, then to his 
mother. " I leave to my wife Elizabeth all the house- 
hold stuff that she brought here with her which she shall 
have again as her rite." Also one cupboard, as long 
as she remains my widow, and afterwards to my grand- 
son, Bodowine Le Counte Yelverton. I leave to my 
daughter, Sisco Le Counte, all my right and title to the 
negro wench. I leave to John Keep £3, and £15 more 
after the death of my wife. I leave to my daughter, 
Sisco Le Counte, ^ of my real estate. To my daughter 



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Sarah |. After my wife's decease, I leave ^ of the re- 
mainder to Bowdewine Keep, Rachel Keep, and Mary 
Keep. To Bowdewine Le Counte Yelverton the use of 
all my farm implements. John Van Steenbergh is to pay 
to John Keep £3. I make John Van Steenbergh, ex- 
ecutor. 

Witnesses, John Carman, Thomas Newcomb. 
Proved, April 9, 1771. 

Page 524. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James 
Van Vleck, of New York, shop keeper. January 21, 
1766. I leave to my eldest son, James, for his Birth 
right, my gun, belt, Cartouch box, and hanger. I leave 
to my wife Ann and my three children, James, Mina, 
and Margaret, all my estate, real and personal. I make 
my wife and my brother, John Van Vleck, and my 
brother-in-law, Tobias Stoutenburgh, executors. 

Witnesses, Isaac Ryckman, Jacobus Kip, Edmond 
Price. Proved, May 2, 1771. 

Page 526. — In the name of God, Amen, February 6, 
1770. I, Andbies B. Huyck, of Kinderhook, Albany 
County, being sick. I leave to my brother, Johanes 
Huyck, £10, " and he and his heirs shall make no further 
claim." I leave to my two nephews, Arent Huyck and 
Burger Huyck, sons of Jacobus Huyck, deceased, all my 
real and personal estate, except as here given. And all 
my lands, houses, and orchards, situate at Pomponeck. 
And all my interest in the General Patent. I leave to 
Burger Huyck, son of Dirck, the homestead lot of land 
where the new bam now stands, also £60, to be paid 
by Arent and Burger Huyck. And they shall help 
Burger Huyck, son of Dirck, to build a new house on 
the homestead lot by or near the new barn, where it is 
intended to be builded. That is, they are to pay ^, and 
they are to help finish the new barn. I leave to Burger 
Huyck, son of Burger, £60. To Andries Claw, son of 
William Claw, £60. To Maryca Huyck, daughter of 
Jacobus Huyck, " all the household stuff which is in the 



402 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

chamber I now live in, and three silver spoons." I leave 
to Maryca, daughter of Dirck Huyck, "all the house- 
hold stuff in the room where said Dirck now lives, and 
one silver spoon and £10." To Barta Huyck, daughter 
of Dirck Huyck, a silver spoon and £10. To Rachel 
Huyck, daughter of Dirck, "a silver spoon and ^ of 
my apparell, and what is in the same." To Burger 
Huyck, son of Jacobus, my gun. I make Dirck Huyck, 
Peter B. Vosburgh, and Elizabeth Huyck, executors. 

Witnesses, Johanes Schrem, Elizabeth Huyck, An- 
dries S. Huyck. Proved, April 23, 1770. 

Page 529. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Silas 
HuLSE, of Orange County, being weak and sick. June 
13, 1770. I leave to my son Silas " the Out, or Second 
Division of my lands; also 7 acres of meadow in the 
southern corner of my new meadow, adjoining the land 
of William Knapp, with a road to go to it, leading 
from the white oak tree, the corner of my home hun- 
dred acres, to the said piece of meadow." And in lieu 
of the same, he is to give to my son James a piece of 
timbered land out of his part along the line across the 
said William Knapp's lot, " to the value of what is rea- 
sonable." I leave to my son James my homestead where 
I now live, and he is to pay to my son Jonas £10, when 
of age. I leave to my wife Charity i of the movable 
estate and the use of my home farm till my son James 
is 21. The rest of my movable estate I leave to my 
daughters, Anna, Charity, and Martha. And whereas 
I have left nothing to my three youngest sons, it is my 
will that they be put to good trades (names not given). 
All debts to be paid before any division. I make my 
wife and son Silas, executors. 

Witnesses, William Knapp, Jr., George Little, 
James Little. Proved, November 21, 1770. 

Page 531. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Samuel 
Gelston, of the Precinct of Goshen, in Orange County, 
being weak in body. January 33, 1765. All debts to be 
paid. I leave to my wife Elizabeth all household goods 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 403 

and furniture, and two good milch cows and <£50, and 
the interest on £150 yearly for life. After her death I 
leave the principal to the chDdren of my son William, 
viz., Samuel, Elizabeth, and Lucy, when of age. If they 
all die, then to my grandson, Samuel Curry. I leave to 
my grandson Samuel Curry ^ of all my lands, tene- 
ments, and rights in the Patent of Wawayanda. I leave 
to my grandson, Samuel Gtelston, all tiie rest of my 
lands, tenements, and rights in said Patent. To my 
grandchildren, Samuel, Elizabeth, and Lucy Gelston, all 
the rest of my movable estate. I make Michael John- 
son and Thomas Welling, executors. 

Witnesses, Timothy Bush, Rachel Clark, Joseph 
Clark. Proved, November 1, 1770. 

Page 533. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Jacob 
Dunning, of Goshen, in Orange County, yeoman, being 
sick. After all debts are paid, I leave to my two young- 
est daughters, Mehetabel and Mary, each £50, when of 
age. To my daughter Bathsheba £85, and a side sad- 
dle and my best Dutch wheel. To my son Jacob £50. 
I leave to my sons, Jacob and Benjamin, and my daugh- 
ter Bathsheba sufficient fodder for what creatures they 
now have for this winter. I leave to my son John my 
cane. To my grandchildren [not named'] each 20s. 
I leave to Nathaniel Reeve one new suit of apparell, 
besides his wearing clothes. I leave to my three sons, 
John, Jacob, and Benjamin, all the rest of my real and 
personal estate. My right in tlie Patent of Wawayanda 
is to be considered part thereof. I make my sons, ex- 
ecutors. Dated, October 15, 1770. 

Witnesses, James Carpenter, school master, John 
Conkling, Elizabeth Dunning. Proved, November 1, 
1770. 

Page 536. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Alexandeb 
Wilson, of New York, shop keeper, " being at present 
declining in health." I leave to my wife Jane ^ of all 
my estate, real and personal. The other f I leave to 



404 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

my children, Alexander and Jane. I make my good 
friends, Samuel Sowdon and Jonathan Blake, execu- 
tors. Dated, — January, 1771. 

Witnesses, John Wilson, Alexander Robertson, James 
Gourlay. Proved, February 12, 1771. 

Page 537. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Joseph 
Morris, of New York, mariner. I leave to my wife 
Emm. all my estate, and make her executor. March 
11, 1759. 

Witnesses, William Patten, Charles Keeling, John 
Clark, mariner. Proved, May 30, 1771. 

Page 539. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Arms, of Deerfield, Hampshire County, in the Province 
of Massachusetts Bay, yeoman, June 8, 1762. My Body 
to be buried in decent Christian manner. I leave to my 
wife Susannah ^ of my personal estate, and the use of 
i real estate, Also <£66 13s. 6d., lawful money of Massa- 
chusetts Bay. I leave to my son Josiah ^ of all my real 
estate; To my son, John Willard Arms, J, and to my 
daughters, Susanah, Hannah, and Lucynda, each -J^. 
I make my wife executor. 

Witnesses, Ebenezer Barnard, Samuel Wells, John 
Sheldon. Proved, January 11, 1771, before Thomas 
Chandler, Surrogate of Cumberland County, upon oath 
of Samuel Wells, Esq., of Brattleborough. Confirmed 
by Lord Dunmore, April 15, 1771. 

[Note. — Cumberland County is now the State of 
Vermont, which at that time was claimed by both New 
York and New Hampshire. — W. S. P.] 

Page 540. — In the name of God, Amen, July 4, 1770. 
I, JoHANES Mauritius Goetchius, of Shawangunk 
Precinct, in Ulster County, Minister of the Gospel, being 
sick in body. I leave to my nephew, Henricus Goetch- 
ius, son of ray brother Henricus, all my land which I 
have in this Precinct, with all the buildings. And he 
shall pay to my wife Catharina, yearly, £10. I leave 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 405 

to my nephew, George Wirtz, son of my sister, Anna 
Wirtz, and the Rev. Coenrad Wirtz, deceased, all my 
2 Lots in the Precinct of New Paltz, on the east side 
of Paltz river, one of which I purchased of the heirs of 
Samuel Bevier, late of New Paltz, and the other of 
Andries Du Bois and his wife Sarah. I leave to my 
wife a negio man and woman and girl, and 2 horses, 3 
cows, 4 sheep, and a side saddle, and a Chest of drawers 
and a great Cupboard, and my Dutch Bible, 2 beds, and 
all household goods, and £250. I leave to my nephew, 
George Wirtz, all that my chest of medecines, and my 
Chirurgical Instruments and books of Surgery, and all 
my manuscripts concerning Physick and Surgery. I 
leave to my nephew, Mauritius Goetchius, son of my 
brother Henricus, all my books on Divinity; To my 
brother, Beatus Goetchius, all my clothes. My execu- 
tors are to sell all the rest, and pay all debts, and give 
the remainder to my wife. I leave to my wife <£5 yearly, 
to be paid by my nephew George. I make my wife and 
my good friends, Johanes Jansen, Jr., and Benjamin 
Smedes, Jr., executors. 

Witnesses, Henricus Schoonmaker, Elias Van Bun- 
schoten, Joseph Coddington, school master. Proved, 
May 28, 1771, before Johanes Bruyn. 

Page 544. — In the name of God, Amen, December 23, 
1770. I, John Pine, of East Chester, being sick. I 
order all debts paid. I leave to my daughter Phebe 
£200, " with two good beds and the furniture, and one 
good horse and saddle when she is of age." I leave to 
my daughter Hannah £200, and 2 good beds, and a good 
horse and saddle. To my wife Jane ^ of all the re- 
mainder, " as the Law directs." All the rest of my es- 
tate I leave to my son James, to be delivered to him by 
my executors when of age. I make John Townsend, of 
East Chester, and Peter Bennett, of New Rochelle, and 
my wife, executors. 

Witnesses, Isaac Coutant, John Allee, James Willis. 
Proved, February 4, 1771. 



406 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Page 545. — "I, Isaac Gedney, of Mamaroneck, in 
Westchester County, February 16, 1771, have thought 
fit and convenient to make this my last will and Testa- 
ment in the manner and form following." All debts to 
be paid out of movable estate, and I leave to my wife 
the remainder. I leave to my son Caleb that parcel of 
land that I had of Coenrad Cover. I leave to my son 
Joshua the tract of land be now liveth on, "that is 
known by the name of Hoppers Lot," and he shall pay 
to my daughter Phebe £100. I leave to my son Isaac 
the house and land where I now live and all the rest of 
my real estate, and he is to pay £100 to my wife, and 
£100 to my daughter, Miriam Gedney, and £50 to my 
daughter, Ann Horton, and £50 to my daughter, Mary 
Seacofd [ivife's name not given]. I make Isaac Gedney, 
blacksmith, and his brother, Caleb Gedney, executors. 

Witnesses, Caleb Purdy, Job Hadden, Quaker, Caleb 
Purdy, Jr. Proved, March 26, 1771, before Timothy 
Wetmore. 

Page 547.- — In the name of God, Amen, January 24, 
1771. I, Cathari>^a Mills, of Duchess County, widow, 
being very sick. After all debts are paid, I leave to my 
well-beloved father, Peter Monfoort, £100. "I leave 
to Catharina Ter Bush, my sister Anna's daughter," 
£50 ; To my sister, Anna Ter Bush, all my wearing ap- 
parell. *^ I leave all the rest to my sister's 3 daughters, 
Catharina, Sarah, and the youngest, not yet baptized.'* 
I make my father, Peter Monfoort, and my brother-in- 
law, Isaac Ter Bush, executors. 

Witnesses, Abraham Lent, Jacobus Swartwout, of 
Rombout Precinct, Gent., Daniel Brinckerhoff. Proved, 
March 29, 1771. 

Page 549.' — In the name of God, Amen, October 29, 
1770. I, Thamer Hunt, of East Chester, being very 
sick. I leave to my mother, Sarah Hunt, " three cows 
of mine at Benjamin Hunts, and six sheep at Nathan 
Vails " ; also one bond of Nathan Vails and one bond 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 407 

of Fredrick Williams, and a bond of Philip Palmer, 
" and all other of my estate I now have whatsoever and 
wheresoever," and I make her executor. 

Witnesses, Benjamin Drake, Esq., David White, 
Hannah Drake. Proved, November 6, 1770. 

Page 550. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Susannah 
Mercier, widow of Mr. Isaac Mercier, of New Ro- 
chelle, being advanced in years. All debts first to be 
well and duly paid, I leave to my grandson, James 
Besley, oldest son of my son-in-law, Oliver Besley, £5, 
in bar to all claim as heir at law. I also leave him 
the benefit of all the rents he hath had in my house 
and land in New Rochelle for several years past, and 
I forbid my executors from calling upon him for the 
same. My executors are to pay to my granddaughters, 
Ann, wife of Peter Flandreau, and Susannah, wife of 
John Garrineau, each £30. I leave to my niece, Mary 
Ann Feret, £15 ; To my granddaughter, Mary Besley, 
one cupboard. I leave to my negro wench " Mary " 
£10, and she is to have the liberty of living with any 
of my grandchildren she may choose. "I leave to 
' Hannah,' a negro wench of my son-in-law, Oliver Bes- 
ley, £3 for her kindness to me." My executors are to 
sell all real and personal estate, and, after paying all 
debts, I leave i of the remainder to my granddaughter, 
Susannah Goodwin, and to my granddaughter, Mary 
Besley, daughter of my son-in-law, Oliver Besley, and 
I to Mary Ann Boyd and Ann Flandreau and Susan- 
nah Gorrineau, daughter of my son-in-law, William Le 
Counte. I make Oliver Besley and my trusty friend, 
Peter Flandreau, executors. 

Dated February 5, 1770. Witnesses, David Guion, 
Jeremiah Mabe, William Adams, of Harlem, Gent. 
Proved, January 14, 1771. 

Page 553. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Johanes 
BocKHouT, of Rombouts Precinct, in Duchess County, 
being weak in body, August 20, 1770. " All my onnest 



408 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

debts are to be paid." All the rest of my estate I leave 
to my four sons and four daughters in manner follow- 
ing : I leave to my oldest son Peter for his Birth right 
£5, " and then to divide equally with his three Brod- 
eron, that is to say, my three sons, John, Jacobus, and 
Abraham." But out of this is to be paid to my four 
daughters as f oUoweth : " To my daughter Hester with 
the outset I gin her when she was maryed with the 
vally to be made up to £50." "And alsoo to Mary 
with what I gin her when she was maryed to be made 
up to £50." And to my two daughters, Margaret and 
Nancy, each £50. I make my friends, John Cook, mer- 
chant in Rumbout Precinct, and Joseph Thurston, of 
the same place, executors, " and for their Pains to be 
Reasonable Rewarded." 

Witnesses, Thomas Johnson, Samuel Barker. 
Proved, February 11, 1771. The executors resigned, 
and Administration granted to Isaac Vail, Jr., principal 
creditor. 

Page 555. — In the name of God, Amen. " I, William 
Downs, of Southold, in Suffolk County, yeoman, am of 
sound mind and memory, and calling to mind the mor- 
tality of my body." After just debts and funeral ex- 
penses are paid, I leave to my oldest son Peter the use 
of i of my land lying north of the King's Road, called 
the North road, and 10 acres of the land I lately pur- 
chased of Richard Sweezy, Jr., bounded south by a cer- 
tain ditch, in said land, a little north of my son Daniel's 
house, west by my son Daniel's land, and running east 
22 poles, and so far north as to make 10 acres; Also 
the meadow I purchased of Henry Pike, and lies in the 
Neck which is called Saw Mill Brook Neck, with a con- 
venient way through gates and bars, from the North 
Road to the South road, on the lot of land I now live 
on, " to him during his life and no longer." I leave to 
my second son David § of all my land lying north of 
the North Road, and a piece of meadow lying in my 
Neck, bounded east by the creek, called Veales creek, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 409 

north by the meadow of David Cleaves, west by upland, 
south by a certain tree called meadow white oak, and 
by a small ditch dug in the meadow by the creek, with 
a cartway from his land to said meadow. I also leave 
him, after the death of my son Peter, all the land the 
use of which I left to him. I leave to my third son 
William all the rest of my lands and meadows, and 
the 10 acres the use of which I left to my son Peter, 
with all buildings. I leave to my two daughters, Bethiah 
and Deborah, £40 each ; To my daughter, Anna Wells, 
20s. I leave to my grandsons, John Reeve and Will- 
iam Reeve, £10 each, when they are 23 years old. I 
leave to my son Peter £47. My sons, David and Will- 
iam, are to pay all debts and legacies, and they shall 
each pay to my son Peter 30 shillings yearly. And they 
shall provide for my daughter, Mary Davis, suflBcient 
maintainance for life. I make my two said sons, ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated January 3, 1769. Witnesses, Micah Wells, 
Rufus Youngs, Daniel Wells. Proved, January 9, 1771. 

Page 557. — In the name of God, Amen, May 2, 1768. 
I, William Anderson, of Phillipsburgh, in Westches- 
ter County, being very sick. I leave to my wife Darkes 
[Dorcas] ^ of all my estate, and my bed and bedding, 
and a cupboard and a brown mare and a side saddle. 
My farm at Phillipsburgh is to be sold and all my mov- 
ables. I leave to my daughter, Mary Ackerman, £10; 
To my grandson, James Deane, £10 ; To my daughter, 
Elizabeth Bouseman, £10; To my daughter, Darkes 
Sniffen, £10. All the rest to my sons, William and 
Nathaniel. I make Lewis Angevine and Barak Com- 
nell, executors. 

Witnesses, Caleb Hustis, Thomas Champonois, Will- 
iam Field. Proved, February 5, 1771. 

Page 559. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Habman 
YuREKSEN, of the Manor of Phillips, in Westchester 
County, being in perfect health. I leave to my son 
William and his children all the improvements where I 



410 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 27. 

now live. All my movable estate I leave to my 8 chil- 
dren, " That is to say, to the children of my son John, 
deceased, to have their father's share. And the children 
of my daughter, Angeltie Yuwell [Jewell], deceased, to 
have their mother's share. The daughter of my daugh- 
ter, Altie Martlingh, deceased, is to have a double share. 
The children of my daughter, Mary Dean, deceased, to 
have one share ; To my daughter, Jane Hilliker, one 
share ; To my daughter, Margaret Van Went, a share ; 
To my daughters, Elizabeth Schempenois and Catharine 
Groviastin, each a share." I make my son-in-law, 
Thomas Schempenois, and my son-in-law, Thomas 
Dean, executors. 

Witnesses, Mary Davids, John Tice, William Davids. 
Proved, January 15, 1771. 

[Note. — It is probable that this name is now " Ecker- 
son."— W. S. P.] 

Page 561. — In the name of God, Amen, January 13, 
1771. I, Zachary Hawkins, of Brookhaven, being 
sick. I leave to my son Zachary all the lands and build- 
ings in the Neck where I now live ; Also that part of my 
meadow at the West meadow that lies on the shore side 
of the creek, and he is to pay to my sons, Edward and 
James, £30 each, when of age. I leave to my son John 
"my two lots of land with the house thereon that I 
bought of Parr," and f of a lot adjoining thereto; Also 
my Back Lots; Also Woods Island, with the meadow 
and beach adjoining, so far east as the east end of the 
pond, And the remainder of the meadow at the West 
meadow, with a cartway to and from to cart the hay, 
And the privilege of making his hay on the beach. And 
he is to pay to my sons, Edward and James, £20, when 
of age. My lands over the Hills which I bought of Sam- 
uel Smith are to be sold, and enough of the personal 
estate as with the said lands will make £150, which I 
give to mj' wife and two daughters, Frances and Han- 
nah. I leave to my sons, Zachary and John, " all my 
lands over the Hills, called Equalizing land." My ex- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 411 

ecutors are to sell my land on the south side of the 
country road to pay debts. I leave the rest of my per- 
sonal estate for the use of my family as my executors 
think best I make Jonathan Thompson, Esq., Isaac 
Hawkins, and Joseph Brewster, executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Biggs, Jonathan Hallock, Sr., Na- 
thaniel Langdon. Proved, January 28, 1771, before 
Nathan WoodhuU, Esq. 

Page 563. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Josiah 
WooDHULL, of the Wading River, in the town of Brook- 
haven, in Suffolk County, being weak and sick. "I 
commend my Soul to God, and my Body, being dead, to 
be decently buried." I leave to my wife Clement one 
of my negro girls, and ^ of all household goods, 3 cows, 
and a young horse, and one room in my house, which 
she shall choose, so long as she remains my widow. I 
leave to my eldest son, John Woodhull, all my land 
and meadow which I bought of Hezekiah Dayton (ex- 
cept meadow enough to cut four loads of hay), And 
^ of the lands I bought of Josiah Raynor. I leave to 
my son Zebulon all my lands bought of Nathaniel Lane, 
and all my meadow on Pine Neck, and ^ of the land I 
bought of Josiah Raynor, and meadow enough to cut 
four loads of hay, lying in the meadow I bought of 
Hezekiah Dayton. I leave to my son Josiah <£135; 
To my son Benjamin £100; To my daughter, Clement 
Tuthill, £20; To my daughter. Charity Albertson, £20; 
To my daughter, Temperance Brewster, £40; To my 
granddaughter, Rena Raynor, £40; To my youngest 
daughter, Nancy Woodhull, £50. I leave to my sons, 
John and Zebulon, all my Rights of Conamonage. 
" And my will is that my son John shall live at Catcha- 
ponack till my lease be out, which I had of William Ray- 
nor. And my son Zebulon shall live in my house at 
the Wading River till the said lease be out." I leave to 
my sons, John and Zebulon, all movable estate and im- 
provements of lands, and they are to pay all debts and 
legacies. I make my son John and my son-in-law, Will- 



412 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 27. 

iam Albertson, and Josiah and Zebulon Woodhull, ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated March 15, 1761. Witnesses, Richard Miller, 
Nathaniel Woodhull, Eleazar Woodhull. Proved, Feb- 
ruary 14, 1771, before Nathan Woodhull. 

[Note. — Catchaponack is a well-known locality in the 
western part of the town of Southampton, and the testa- 
tor seems to have held a farm there by lease from the 
Raynor family.] 

Page 565. — In the name of God, Amen, September 
11, 1770. I, Joseph Ridoway, of Richmond County, 
" having at this time my usual senses." I leave to my 
wife Margaret £100. I leave to each of my daughters 
£100 and all my plate and household goods. I leave 
to my oldest son Thomas £10, " and the Books entitled 
* Thomas Chaukley ' and * Thomas Morey,' " and my Bill- 
sted chest. I leave to my son Joseph the book entitled 
" Josephus," and my watch and my red chest in which 
my papers are kept. I leave to my two sons, Thomas 
and Joseph, all my real estate which I have in Richmond 
County or elsewhere*, and all the rest of my movable 
estate, and they are to pay the legacies. If either son 
die, one-half of his part is to go to the survivor, and 
one-half to all his sisters [7iot named]. I make Benja- 
min Seaman, Esq., Abraham Jones, and Richard Law- 
rence, ship carpenter, executors. 

Witnesses, John Hillyer, Jr., Richard Conover, 
Adrian Bancker, Jr. Proved, March 8, 1771. 

Page 567. — In the name of God, Amen, October 14, 
1766. I, William Vanderburgh, of Poughkcepsie Pre- 
cinct, in Duchess County, being very sick. I leave to 
my wife Margaret all my estate, real and personal, " for 
the benefit, support, and bringing up of my children." I 
leave to my eldest son Henry an equal share, or child's 
portion, of my estate, and £5 more for his birth right. 
I leave to my son John an equal share, and the same 
to my son William and to my daughters, Magdalen, 




ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 413 

Elizabeth, and Hester. I make my wife Margaret and 
my brother, Henry Vanderburgh, and Richard Davis, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Jacobus Frecar, Peter Freer, Cornelius 
Westervelt. Proved, February 9, 1771. 

Page 569. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Femmitie 
Bloom, widow, of Rombout Precinct, in Duchess 
County. I leave to my son, Dirck Brinckerhoff, £5; 
To my son, John A. Brinckerhoff, £50 ; To my beloved 
grandson, Abraham Brickerhoff, son of John A. Brinck- 
erhoff, £50; To my beloved grandson, Abraham Lent, 
Jr., £50; To my granddaughter Aeltie, daughter of 
Rudolphus Swartwout, £5; To my granddaughter 
Femmitie, wife of Thomas Langdon, £5 ; To my grand- 
daughter Femmitie, daughter of John A. Brinckerhoff, 
£5; To my granddaughter Femmitie, daughter of 
Dirck Brinckerhoff, £10. I leave to my son, John A. 
Brinckerhoff, my Large Dutch Bible and my clock ; To 
my daughters, Elizabeth and Antie, all my wearing 
apparell. " My clock at the old Homestead is to be put 
to sale among my children, and sold to the highest bid- 
der, and the money paid to all my children." All the 
rest of my estate, real and personal, I leave to my chil- 
dren, Dirck and John A. Brinckerhoff, Elizabeth, wife 
of Abraham Brinckerhoff, and to the heirs of Aeltie, late 
wife of the late Abraham Adriance, and the heirs of 
Dinah, late wife of Rudolphus Swartwout, and Antie, 
wife of Abraham Lent. I make my son, John A. Brinck- 
erhoff, and my trusty friends, Guisbert Schenck and 
Jacobus Swartwout, executors. 

Dated April 2, 1770. Witnesses, Isaac Brinckerhoff, 
Altie Swartwout, Ruloff Schenck. Proved, March 29, 
1771. 

Page 571. — ^In the name of God, Amen, August 8, 
1766. I, Annattie Calyeb, widow of Jacobus Cal- 
yer, late of Bushwick, in Kings County, being sick. 
I leave to my daughter Catrina all my estate, both 



414 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

real and personal, during her life; and if after her 
death there being any left I leave the same to my 
grandchildren, the children of my daughter, Sarah 
De Mott, late of Newborough, deceased, that is to 
Mary, Annattie, Dirck, and Elizabeth De Mott. My 
executors may sell all my estate, and put the money at 
interest for my daughter Catrina, and if the interest is 
not suflScient, they may use the principal, "and they 
are to allow my daughter Catrina some spending 
money for her maintainance, so that she may not be 
in want of anything in meat, drink, or clothes." 
" Which money shall be delivered to her in the presence 
of the magistrate of Bushwick, and his certificate shall 
be a discharge for my executors." I make my friends, 
Jacobus Calyer, Theodorus Polheums, and Abraham 
Schenck, all of Bushwick, executors. 

Witnesses, Abraham Vandervoort, John Duryee, John 
Miller. Proved, April 26, 1770. 

Page 573. — " I, Joseph Willdey, late of Atherstone, 
in Warwickshire, in Great Britain, but now at present 
in New York, being sick." After all debts are paid, I 
leave all the rest to my two brothers, John and Samuel 
Willdey, and to my two sisters, Mary Freer and Anna 
Willdey. I make my brothers, executors. 

Dated February 23, 1770. Witnesses, Sarah Holmes, 
Henry Eemsen, Jr., Gerald Bancker. Proved, May 23, 
1771. John Willdey was then the surviving executor. 

Page 575. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Joseph 
Reade, Esq., of New York, being in good health. I direct 
all debts to be paid. I leave to my wife Ann £1,000, 
to be disposed of as she thinks fit. Besides what I have 
given to my children, I leave to my son, Laurence 
Reade, a debt he owes to me from him in company with 
De Witt and Livingston; Also another debt due to me 
from him in company with Livingston, as they stand 
charged in my books. I leave to my son Joseph £200; 
To my son John £500 ; To my daughter Ann, widow of 




ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 27. 415 

Gerritt Van Home, £200 ; To my daughter Sarah, wife 
of James De Peyster, a debt due to me from him ; To 
my daughter Mary, wife of Francis Stephens, £200. 
I leave the use and income of all the rest of my estate 
to my wife Ann during her life, and then to all my chil- 
dren. Except all mines, minerals, and ores, which I 
leave to my three sons, Laurence, Joseph, and John. 
The legacy left to my daughter Sarah is to be put at 
interest for her during her life, and then to her chil- 
dren. And the same for the legacy of my daughter 
Mary. My executors may sell all estate, real and per- 
sonal. I make my wife and sons, executors. 

Dated March 15, 1769. Witnesses, Gabriel Ludlow, 
Henry Cuyler, David Clarkson. Proved, August 29, 
1771. 

[Note. — Hon. Joseph Beade, who was Member of 
Council and an eminent merchant, died March 2, 1771, 
in his 77th year.— W. S. P.] 

Page 578. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Magdalene 
Stouffe, of New Rochelle, Westchester County, widow. 
I leave to my beloved nephew, Theodore Trezvant, of 
Charlestown in South Carolina, taylor, £100; To my 
nephew, Daniel Trezvant, of the same place, silver- 
smith, £150 ; To my grand nephew, Daniel Bourdeaux, 
of the same place, £250, and all my plate, consisting of 
16 Table spoons, 6 tea spoons, 1 tea strainer and sugar 
tongs, 1 gold ring, and my scarf and cloth cloak. My 
negro wench " Nanny " is to be free conformable to the 
will and request of my late husband. And £30 is to be 
deijosited with the Church Wardens for her. I also 
leave her a pair of sheets, 4 Shifts, " and sundry coorse 
Worsted apparell." All the rest I leave to my grand 
nephew and niece, the heirs of my beloved nephew, 
James Bourdeaux, late of South Carolina, Planter. I 
make my good friends, Mr. James De Blez, Mr. Peter 
Vallade, executors. 

Dated August 8, 1768. Witnesses, Benjamin Guion, 
Jan NicoU, Esaie Guion. Proved, May 25, 1771. 



416 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

Page 582. — In the name of God, Amen, January 28, 
1765. I, William Hedges, of the town of East Hamp- 
ton, Suffolk County, yeoman, being poorly in body. I 
leave to my son William " my Joshua Close of land,** 
bounded north and south by highways, west by Ellas 
Conkling," And a piece of land adjoining the land of 
Uriah Miller, between the two Amagansett paths, And 
a piece of brush meadow at Napeague, joining to the 
meadow of Jeremiah Dayton, And i of a share on 
Montauk ; Also a piece of meadow at Accabonack, Great 
Meadow, joining to the meadow of Samuel Mulford, 
And i of my Fire Place meadow. And ^ of my close 
at the further end of the Plains joining to the land of 
Jacob Osbom. I leave to my son Stephen my home 
lot, house, and buildings, and my Great Close behind 
the Swamp, bounded north, south, and west by high- 
ways, and east by John Davis, Jr. ; Also my Hook Pond 
Close, both upland and meadow, bounded west by Mat- 
thew Mulford, south and east by Common land, and 
i of my close at the further end of the Plain joining the 
land of Jacob Osbom ; " Also my Carl close,'' bounded 
north and south by highways, east by Nathaniel Baker ; 
Also my wood close, bounded east by Eleazar Miller, 
southwest and north by highways, And a piece of 
meadow and upland in Accabonack Neck, at a place 
called Conklings Point, And ^ of my Fire Place 
meadow, and |^ of a share on Montauk ; Also my team 
and tackling, and tools. And all my right in the wind- 
mill, and my hay and grain. I leave to my grandson, 
David Hedges, son of my son Jeremiah Hedges, de- 
ceased, " a piece of wood land, bounded north by the 
19th Lot, east by Sag Harbor highway, south by high- 
way; Also a piece of wood land lying nigh the Town 
Creek, bounded south by Country road, west by the 
20tli addition," east by the highway that goes to Dan- 
iels Hole. I leave to my sons, William and Stephen, 
all the rest of my lands and Eights in Commonage. I 
leave to my son Ezekiel 6 shillings. All the rest of my 
movable estate to my 5 daughters, Hannah, Mary, Zer- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 417 

viah, Elizabeth, and Phebe. I make my sons, William 
and Stephen, executors. 

Witnesses, Abraham Gardiner, John Stratton, Jr., 
and Burnett Miller. Proved, January 14, 1771. 

[Note. — William Hedges was son of Stephen Hedges, 
and was bom in 1679, and must have reached a very 
advanced age. He married Abiah Mulford, March 2, 
1705. His son Ezekiel moved to Patchogue, Long Is- 
land.— W. S. P.] 

Page 584. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Ebenezer 
Edwards, of the town of Southampton, in Suffolk 
County, yeoman, being well in health. I leave to my son 
Timothy £20, to be paid by my sons Daniel and David. 
I leave to my son William 5 shillings. I leave to my 
son Ebenezer all my lands at AVindmill Hill. I leave to 
my sons, Daniel and Da\dd, my house and land adjoin- 
ing the house ; To my daughter Abigail £5 in cash ; To 
my three daughters, Hannah, Elsie, and Phebe, 5 shill- 
ings each. I leave to my wife £45. I make William 
Rogers and Maltby Gelston, executors. 

Dated March 9, 1771. Witnesses, Beriah Dayton, 
James Ellis, Maltby Gelston. Proved, April 11, 1771. 

[Note. — The place called Windmill Hill is at Bridge- 
hampton, north of the Scuttle Hole road, and west of 
the homestead of the late Noah A. Halsey.] 

Page 586. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Ephbaim 
HiLDRETH, of Southampton, in Suffolk County, weaver. 
I direct all debts to be paid. " I leave to my wife Mar- 
tha the feather bed she now lies upon, with three cover- 
lids, four pair of sheets, two pillows, bolster, and four 
pillow covers, and a pair of homespun common curtains, 
and a cow, and the use of my dwelling house, and such 
part of my lands as the Law allows." I leave to my 
daughter, Abigail L'Hommedieu, £15; To my daugh- 
ter, Sybil Foster, my loom and all weaving tackling 
and reeds and geers. The rest of my movable estate I 
leave to my wife and three daughters, Abigail, Phebe, 



418 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS-UBER 27. 

and Sybil. I make my two sons-in-law, Christopher 
Foster and Elias Foster, executors. 

Dated May 15, 1770. Witnesses, Timothy Pierson, 
Elias Cooper, blacksmith, Stephen Rogers. Proved, 
January 22, 1771. 

[Note. — Ephraim Hildreth was son of Joseph Hil- 
dreth. His gravestone in the North end burying ground 
in Southampton tells us that he died January 16, 1771, 
in the 83d year of his age. His first wife, Abigail, died 
March 21, 1737, in the 43d year of her age. His daugh- 
ter Sybil, wife of Elias Foster, died May 13, 1793, in 
her 63d year. Her husband, Elias Foster, died March 
21, 1784, aged 50. The homestead of Ephraim Hil- 
dreth was probably on the west side of First Neck Lane, 
about fifteen rods south of Hill street, and was owned 
for many years by the Pierson family, and now or 
late by Edward C. Reeves. Ephraim Hildreth owned 
much land, but sold most of it before his death. Among 
other tracts he owned was a lot of 12 acres, now the 
east part of the farm of Joshua Elliston. This he 
bought of Zebulon Howell in 1727, and sold it to John 
Bishop about 1760. He also owned the lot on the east 
comer of Cooper's Neck and Halseys Neck lanes. Of 
the daughters, Phebe married Christopher Foster, Abi- 
gail married Joseph L'Hommedieu, and Sybil married 
Elias Foster.— W. S. P.] 

Page 587. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Chloe 
MuLFORD, of the town of Southampton, Suffolk County, 
being weak in body. I leave to my brother, William 
Mulford, all my lands in Southampton, and all the rest 
of my property, after debts are paid, and make him 
executor. 

Dated July 5, 1769. Witnesses, John Mitchell Cook, 
Nathan Norris, Jr., David Gelston. Proved, March 1, 
1771. 

Page 589. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Abbaham 
Quick, of New York, cooper, being weak in body. I 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 419 

leave to my brother Jacobus J of all my estate, real and 
personal, and ^ to my brother Tunis, and i to the chil- 
dren of my brother, Peter Quick, deceased. I make 
my brothers, Tunis arid Jacobus, and Tunis and 
Joacham, two of the children of my brother Peter, de- 
ceased, executors. 

Dated September 22, 1770. Witnesses, Francis Bas- 
sett, Henry Newton, Gilbert Burger. Proved, May 2, 
1771. 

Page 591. — In the name of God, Amen, March 6, 
1771. I, Hendrick Van Tassell, of Phillipsburgh, in 
Westchester County, being weak in body. I order all 
debts to be paid. After my death, all my Improvements 
and movable estate are to be sold for the benefit of my 
wife and children, and my wife is to have ^. The other 
§ I leave to my children in the following manner: I 
leave to my son John 5 shillings for his birth right; 
To my son Hendrick £15 ; To my daughter Mary £10. 
All the rest to my children, except to my granddaugh- 
ter, Balithip Stymets, to whom I give J of a share. 
" And as there is an estate depending on Long Island 
of some land now in dispute of the Law, If it should 
prove successful I leave it to all my children.*' I make 
my wife Balith and my beloved friends, Peter Bont and 
Cornelius Van Tassell, executors. 

Witnesses, John Enters, Thomas Buyes, Robert Gra- 
ham. Proved, April 3, 1771. 

[Note. — The above is the second instance of Long 
Island being called by that name that occurs in these 
wills.— W. S. P.] 

Page 593. — In the name of God, Amen, January 23, 
1771. I, Henry Disbbow, of Mamaroneck, in Westches- 
ter County. I leave to my wife her choice of a room 
in my house and ^ of the profits of all my lands and 
tenements, after my executors have sold enough to pay 
debts. I leave to my son Henry my silver-headed cane, 
and silver tumbler, and my Great Bible, and ^ of 
my silver spoons and £50 in cash. 1 leave to my son 



420 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 

John ^ of my silver spoons. All the rest of my estate, 
real and personal, I leave to my two sons, Henry and 
John. My executors are to sell the land I bought of 
Nehemiah Palmer, and my salt meadow and all mov- 
able estate, and if that is not enough, they are to sell 
my lot of land that lyeth between James Motts land 
and the home lot that was Coll. Heathcotes, and the 
money to be used to pay debts, " and to support my two 
sons and to pay for their Schooling." I make my cousin, 
Benjamin Griffin, and my cousin, Job Hadden, and my 
friend, Isaac Gedney, blacksmith, executors. 

Witnesses, Ephraim Avery, Mary Horton, Isaac 
Kniflfen. If both sons die, then I leave to my sons that 
I had of Mary Sands £50, and the remainder to my 
brothers, Josiah Disbrow and Samuel Disbrow. 
Proved, May 20, 1771. 

Page 595. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Luykas 
Van Veghte, of New York, carman. I leave to my 
eldest son Cornelius 5 shillings " in full bar for his 
Birth right." All the rest of my estate I leave to my 
wife Janake to sell and dispose of as she thinks best 
for her support and to bring up my children, Cornelius, 
Peter, Christian, Mary, and Eva, and my grandchild, 
Michael Peflfer. If my wife remarries she shall have 
all household goods, and all the rest to be sold for the 
benefit of my children and grandchild. I make my wife 
executor. 

Dated January 16, 1771. Witnesses, Bern Bemsen, 
John Cowenhoven, Abraham Van Vleck. Proved, May 
15, 1771. 

Page 596. — In the name of God, Amen, March 13, 
1770. I, Gerret Middagh, of Brookland, in Kings 
County, yeoman, being sick. T leave to my mother, 
Johanah Middagh, the use of all my estate, real and 
personal, in Kings County or elsewhere, so long as 
she remains the widow of my father, John Middagh. 
After her death I .leave all my estate to Jacob Hicks 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 421 

and John Hicks, they being the two sons of my sister, 
Mary Hicks ; and to John and Cornelia Gerritsen, chil- 
dren of my sister Cornelia, as herein directed. And 
they are to maintain my brother, Isaac Middagh, " which 
is now a Lunetick," during his life, " if the portion to 
him of my father's estate is not sufficient." And they 
are to pay to my sister's daughter, Mary Hicks, £300, 
to be paid after the death or marriage of my mother. 
And to John and Cornelia Gerritsen each £50; To my 
brother, Jacobus Middah, £5. I make my mother and 
my sister, Mary Hicks, and her son Jacob, executors. 

Witnesses, Nicholas Van Dam, Christopher Codwise, 
Simon Boerum. Proved, May 17, 1771. 

Page 599. — In the name of God, Amen, April 2, 1771. 
I, Jacob Post, Sb., of the Yonkers, in Westchester 
County, being weak in body. I leave to my son Jacob 
£100, " to be taken out of the farm where he now lives." 
" And for the remainder of the farm, if he keeps it, he 
must pay £200 to my executors to pay legacies." I 
leave to my son Abraham a small tract of land lying in 
Rockland, in the County of Orange, which land he now 
lives on, provided he pays £200, and if he pays it, he is 
to have a clear deed. I leave to my sons, Isaac and 
Peter, the farm I now live on, provided they pay £200 
to my two daughters, Joanna and Margaret. I leave to 
my son Anthony £100; To my son Martin £100; To 
my grandson, Martin Cargeer, £20, when of age. I 
leave to my granddaughter, Ann Cargeer, a bed and 
furniture and a large Looking glass, and the household 
goods that belonged to their mother. I make my sons, 
Isaac and Anthony, executors. 

Witnesses, John Warner, James Mahqny, Colin 
McCarthy. Proved, May 23, 1771. 

[Note. — The earliest name of that part of Westches- 
ter County embraced in the Manor of Phillipsburgh 
was " The Jonckers {pronounced Yonkers) Plantation." 
From this the present Yonkers derives its name. 
— W. S. P.] 



422 ABSTRACTS OF WILL&-LIBER 27. 

Page 601. — In the name of God, Amen, May 1, 1771. 
I, Stephen Jarvts, Jb., of Hunttington, in Suffolk 
County, being sick in body. All debts and funeral 
charges to be paid. I leave to my wife the use of all 
estate during her widowhood, and after her death, I 
leave to my sons, William and Thomas, and my four 
daughters my house and farm, "and they shall have 
what my Sloop sells for, and the wood cut off my farm, 
for helping them to be brought up " ; Also all household 
furniture. I leave to my eldest son William 5 shillings, 
"above all the rest." [Names of the daughters not 
given.] I make Isaac Denny s and John Jarvis, execu- 
tors. 

Witnesses, John Dodge, John Addoms, Timothy Ben- 
nett Proved, May 13, 1771. 

Page 602. — In the name of God, Amen, February 13, 
1770. I, EzEKiEL Smith, of Hunttington, in Suffolk 
County. I leave to my wife Catharine £200, and all 
household goods and movables. I leave to my brother, 
Joseph Smith, £20; To Rebecca Havens, my sister^s 
daughter, £10. I make my wife and Israel Wood and 
Josiah Wickes, executors. 

Witnesses, Piatt Vail, Nathaniel Jarvis, William 
Sipsaght. Proved, May 1, 1771. 

Page 604. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Robert 
McMemiany, of New York, being sick. I direct all 
debts to be paid. I leave to my wife Elizabeth, for 
bringing up and educating my children, all those two 
lots, Nos. 66 and 151, being part of Turner's Patent in 
Albany County, And all my share in the Pine and Com- 
mon lands in said Patent, " which I bought of Thomas 
Dick, of Pelham, in New England." After the death of 
my wife I leave them to my eldest son John, and he 
shall pay to my son Robert and my daughter Mar- 
garet £20 each. " Whereas my children are now very 
young, and my stay in this world in all probability 
cannot be very long," my executors may sell all my 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 27. 423 

estate if necessary. I make my wife and John Currey, 
executors. 

Dated July 9, 1770. Witnesses, Joseph Dunkeley, 
James Wilkes, James Hill. Proved, May 22, 1771. 
Confirmed by Right Hon. John, Earl of Dunmore, Gov- 
ernor, May 22, 1771. 

END OF LIBER 27. 



[Note. — ^Among the names of prominent persons in 
New York who died in 1770 we find the following : 

" Peter Messier, Esq., late Alderman, died with a 
Fit, December 8, 1770, in his 74th year:" 

" Dr. William Beekman, died April 26, 1770, aged 86. 
Buried in his family vault in New Dutch Church.** 

" Mr. Samuel Pell, a noted Tobacconist, died January 
16, 1770, aged 80." 

" Miss Katharine Provost, only daughter of late John 
Provost, Esq., died June 12, 1770, aged 16." 

" Peter Livingston, son of Philip Livingston, died on 
a voyage from Jamaica, W. I., where he resided, July 
4, 1770. ' A Gentleman well esteemed.' " 

" John Glen, Esq., merchant, of Albany, died March 
24, 1770, aged 65." 

" Rev. John Pierson, for many years Pastor in Wood- 
bridge, New Jersey, died August 23, 1770." 

" Mrs. Rebecca Bayard, wife of Major Robert Bay- 
ard, died at Flushing, February 22, 1770, in her 25th 
vear. * Burried in the family vault in the Bowery.' " — 
W. S. P.] 



424 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 



LIBER 28. 

Page 1. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Andrew 
CiNNEY, of Hurley, in Ulster County, farmer. " I do 
order all my just debts and funeral charges shall be paid 
out of the money, made out of my estate by my execu- 
tors." " All my real and personal property is to be sold 
in a convenient time at Publick Vendue," " and all the 
money, except debts and funeral charges, to be paid to 
the Old English Church in the City of New York, who 
being kept according to the Constitution of the Church 
of England ; which said money is to be kept for the use 
of said Church at the discretion of the Elders and 
Deacons of the same, and their Successors for ever." 
I make Andrew De Witt, Jr., and Levi Pawling, Esq., 
executors. 

Dated April 28, 1769. Witnesses, John P. Dumond, 
Dirck C. De Witt. Proved, May 31, 1771, before Joseph 
Gashrie. Confirmed by Right Hon. John, Earl of Dun- 
more, Governor, June 12, 1771. 

Page 2. — In the name of God, Amen, May 13, 1763. 
I, Abraham Bevier, of New Paltz, in Ulster County, 
being weak in body. "It is my will that my well- 
beloved wife Margaritie shall remain in full possession 
of all my real and personal estate during the term that 
she shall remain my widow." " But if she marries, she 
is to be utterly excluded, except one negro man and a 
bed and bedstead and furniture thereto belonging, and 
those for her natural life, and then to my seven children." 
" I leave to mv eldest son Solomon one horse in consid- 
eration of his being my first born son." I leave to my 
sons, Solomon and Abraham, all my estate of lands and 
movables, and they are to pay to my five daughters, 
Magdalena, Sarah, Jacomyntie, Catharine, and Maria, 




ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 425 

£300, current money of New York, in five years. If 
either son dies, his share to go to the rest, and if both 
die, then to my daughters. I make my wife and my 
brothers-in-law, Noah Eltinge, of New Paltz, and Mat- 
thew Le Fevre, of Hurley, executors. 

Witnesses, Jacob Hasbrouck, Jr., Raeloff Josias El- 
tinge, merchant, Joseph Coddington. Proved, June 7, 
1771. 

Page 5. — In the name of God, Amen. Know all men 
by these Presents, that on the 5 day of June, 1767, I, 
Tobias Hoornbeck, of Rochester, in Ulster County, 
being yet in good health. "All debts to be paid and 
settled in a fit time." My dear and beloved wife Eliza- 
beth shall remain in possession of all real and personal 
estate during her life, for her support, "as much as 
she shall think proper." I leave to my eldest son Elisa 
[Elisha?] one house for his right of Primogeniture, 
" on condition that he shall have nothing to pay, or be 
returned unto him." All my estate, real and personal, 
to be divided among my five children, Elisa, Warner, 
Gideon, Joel, and Maria, wife of Lawrence Hoornbeck. 
My unmarried children are to have an outset equal to 
the rest. I make my four sons, executors. " This done 
at Kingston on the day and year above said." 

Witnesses, Hendrick Sleght, Cornelius Swat, Jr., 
William Eltinge. 

" A true and litteral translation of the original wrote 
in Dutch by Rud. Ritzema, Dutch Interpreter, New 
York, May 24, 1771." Proved, April 10, 1771. 

[Note. — The original commission of Jacob Goelet, 
" Sworn Interpreter of the Dutch Language," is now 
in the possession of Walton Van Loan, of Catskill, 
N. Y., who is one of his descendants. He was succeeded 
by Rud. Ritzema.— W. S. P.] 

Page 7. — In the name of God, Amen, January 13, 
1771. I, Joshua Conkling, of Newburgh Precinct, in 
Ulster County, " being very low with the Small Pox." 
I leave to my wife Mary all my estate during her wid- 




426 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

hood, after all debts are paid. I leave to my sons, Will- 
iam, Joshua, and Edmond, all my real estate, "and my 
son William is to have one shear and a half." All my 
movables to my daughters, Mary, Keziah, Jean, Esther, 
Hannah, Euth, Eaehel, and Sarah. " As for my wear- 
ing clothes, my son Joshua shall have my black Jaccoat, 
my son Edmund my best coat and hat, and my Stockens 
to all my sons." " My brother Edmund is to have my 
son Joshua and bring him up as his own." I make my 
wife Mary and Arthur Smith and Stephen Wiggins, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Elijah Carman, David Purdy, Leonard 
Smith. Proved, June 13, 1771, before George Clinton, 
Esq. 

Page 9. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Solomon 
TuTHiLL, of the Precinct of Goshen, being weak and sick. 
My executors are to sell all my estate at such a time and 
in such a way as they shall think most to advantage of 
my children. I leave to my son Jonathan <£50. The 
rest of my estate I leave to all my children, "except 
my daughter Mary, and to her I give 5 shillings " [rest 
of children not named]. I make my good friends, 
Abimal Youngs and Joseph Wodkins, of Ulster County, 
executors. 

Witnesses, Hugh Bym, William Bancker, Benjamin 
Tusten, Derrick Smith. Proved, February 28, 1771, 
before John Gale. 

Page 10. — In the name of God, Amen, March 7, 1771. 
I, Abraham Kruse, of Eichmond County, being weak 
and sick. " My body to be buried in a decent like and 
Christian manner." I leave to my brother, Henry 
Kruse, all that piece of land situated at the rear of the 
land now possessed by the widow Kruse and said Henry 
Kruse, bounded by Nathaniel Brittain, Captain Corsen, 
Henry Kruse, and Eichard Corsen. My executors have 
power to sell the rest. I leave to my wife Leana £200 ; 
To my daughters, Charity, Mary, and Ann, each £100 ; 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 427 

To my son John £5. All the rest to my sons John and 
Gerritt. "I make my two fathers-in-law, Francis 
Simonson and Anthony Stanton Burroughs, executors," 
Witnesses, Peter Hauseman, John Quin, Jemima 
Myer. Proved, April 30, 1771. 

Page 12. — " Know all men by these Presents that I, 
John Cabman, of Beekmans Precinct, in Duchess 
County, being in a reasonable health of Body, but call- 
ing to mind the mortality of man." I leave to my son 
Thomas <£5, "which with what I have given him al- 
ready, is what I intend shall be all his part and share 
of all my estate." There shall be taken off my farm 
100 acres of land, viz., 80 acres off the west side of my 
farm or homestead, beginning at the lower end of my 
farm, and then running on the west side half the width 
of the farm, and long enough to make 80 acres. And 
20 acres to be taken off the upper end next to the moun- 
tain for wood land. I leave to my son Joshua all the 
remainder of my farm and homestead I now live on, 
with all the buildings. And he shall pay to my daugh- 
ters, Martha Van Wyck and Mary Sleght, £250 each. 
I leave to my son-in-law, ^"oseph Doughty, <£100. I 
leave to my son Joshua the aforesaid 100 acres of land 
immediately after my decease, and he is to pay to my 
daughters the said £500, in £50 annual payments. I 
leave to my daughter, Mary Sleght, all the land I am 
possessed of lying at Fort Edward, " known by the . 
name of Prindles Patent." I leave to my daughter 
Mary all my right and share in the Grist mill, with all 
the privileges. The £100 which I leave to my son-in- 
law, Joseph Doughty, is to be paid by my son Joshua 
and my daughter, Mary Sleght. I leave my personal 
property to my two daughters. I make my son Joshua 
and my two sons-in-law, William Van "Wyck and John 
Henry Sleght, executors. 

Dated April 4, 1769. Witnesses, Dr. Dobson Wheeler, 
of Litchfield, Conn., Quaker, Gershom Martin, John 
Dorlon. Proved, March 25, 1771. 



428 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

Page 14. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Stephens, of New York, cordwainer, being sick. All 
debts to be paid. I leave to my son John £250, and 
my silver Tankard and my wearing apparell, " as an 
acknowledgement of his birth right." I leave to my 
daughter, Dinah Brown, my silver bowl. All the rest of 
my estate is to be sold by my executors, and the money 
paid to my son John and my daughters, Dinah Brown 
and Catalina Grant. I make my children, executors. 

Dated May 9, 1771. Witnesses, Henry Dufour, mer- 
chant, Alexander Forbes, John Nathan Hutchins. 
Proved, July 16, 1771. William Tryon, Esq., Captain- 
General and Governor. To all, etc., know ye that at 
New York, before John Bowles, Esq., the last will and 
testament of John Stephens was proved July 16, 1771, 
and the executors confirmed. 

[Note. — William Tryon, who was the last British 
Governor of the Province of New York, was bom in 
Ireland about 1725, and died in London, February 27, 
1788. He entered the army, and was, successively. 
Colonel, Major-General, and Lieut.-General. He became 
Governor of North Carolina, July 20, 1765, and built a 
magnificent mansion at Newbern. A rebellion in that 
colony was put down with a strong hand. He was ap- 
pointed Governor of New York in place of the Earl of 
Dunmore (who was made Governor of Virginia), and 
arrived in New York, July 8, 1771, with his wife and 
daughter, and was received with great ceremony. One 
of the last official acts was going through Long Island, 
after the battle of Long Island in 1776, and adminis- 
tering the oath of allegiance to the inhabitants. — 
AV. S. P.] 

Page 16. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
Knight, of the Precinct of New Cornwall, in Orange 
County, being in a poor state of health. " I leave to 
my daughter AUida, wife of Zopher Teed, 20 acres of 
land, joining Samuel Slaughters, from the river to the 
line." I leave to my wife Mary the use of all my estate, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 429 

real and personal, " for the yonse of bringing up the 
children." I make my wife and Zopher Teed, executors, 
with full power to sell. After the death of my wife I 
leave all the rest to my seven younger children [not 
named] . 

Dated January 19, 1771. "Witnesses, Joseph Willcox, 
Nathaniel Jayne, Sarah Willcox. Proved, May 2, 1771. 

Page 18. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
MoNTRoss, of Rumbout Precinct, in Duchess County, 
being in health. I leave to my granddaughter Molly, 
wife of Dirck Hogeland, and daughter of my eldest son 
Peter, deceased, £5, in full bar to all claim as heir at 
law. I leave to my wife Margaret the interest on £200 
and £50 in cash, and a bed and furniture of her own 
choosing. All the rest to be divided into 5 parts. I 
leave to my daughter, Mary Langdon, widow, i, except 
£24. The other ^ and the £24 I leave to my grand- 
daughter Molly, wife of Dirck Hogeland, and my daugh- 
ter Margaret, wife of George Bloom, and my daughter 
Rachel, wife of Joseph Thurston, and my daughter 
Leah, wife of Matthias Horton. My executors may sell 
all real estate and make division. " My negro is to 
have a choice of a master, if he will give a reasonable 
sum." " That part of my land which now is for a Chris- 
tian burial ground is to remain for that purpose for 
ever." I make my trusty friends, William Van Wyck, 
Theodoras Van Wyck, Jr., and Jacob Du Bois, Jr., ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated December 12, 1769. Witnesses, Jacob Du Bois, 
Philip Ver Planck, Jr., Peter Du Bois. Proved, Sep- 
tember 3, 1770. Confirmed by Governor William Tryon, 
May 29, 1771. 

Page 20. — " Santa Croix. In the name of God, 
Amen. I, Richard Gasltne, of the said Island, car- 
penter." I order all debts to be paid. I leave to my 
wife, Anne Gasline, of the Province of New York, all 
my estate, real and personal, during her widowhood 
for the support of my two children, Richard and Anne. 




430 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

" I leave to the Danish Church 10 Pieces of 8." I make 
Joseph Hallett, Gilbert Wooderd, and my brother, John 
Gasline, executors. 

Dated December 29, 1770. Witnesses, William Van 
Wyck, Jr., John Cebra, John Van Crakley. Proved, 
in New York, July 6, 1771. 

Page 21. — In the name of God, Amen. I, James Al- 
BURTis, of Hempsted, in Queens County, being very 
sick. I leave all my estate to my son, John Alburtis, 
and my grandson, Abraham Bloom, and my three grand- 
daughters, Mary and Jane, daughters of Ordion Al- 
burtis, and Jane, daughter of Christian Alburtis, and 
to my two grandsons, John and James, sons of Ordion 
Alburtis. I make my son John, and Samuel Hicks, ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated January 9, 1770. Witnesses, Jacob Nostrand, 
Benaiah Wiggins. Proved, May 2, 1771, before Henry 
Dawson. The executors resigned, and John Hendrick- 
son, creditor, and Mary Alburtis, spinster, daughter of 
said James Alburtis, were appointed. 

Page 23. — I, Jacob Lawrence, of Flushing, in 
Queens County, being very sick. All my estate to be 
sold by executors. " And as my wife Martha is now 
pregnant, if the child should live, I order the money 
to be put at interest for my wife and child, and if it 
lives to be of age, it is to have ^ of the estate." And 
the other ^ and my best bed and bedding for my wife. 
But if the child should be a daughter, I leave £20 to 
my nephew William, son of my brother Silas Lawrence, 
when he is 23 years old, and then the remainder to my 
daughter. If my child dies, then I leave ^ to my wife 
and ^ to my brother Silas, and I make them executors. 

Dated February 28, 1771. Witnesses, Somerset Law- 
rence, Quaker, William Lovey, Isaac Lawrence. Proved, 
April 22, 1771. 

Page 24.—" This 13 of September, 1765. I, Phebe 
Youngs, of Oyster Bay, in Queens County, on the Island 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 431 

of Nassau, widow of Richard Youngs, being now in good 
health, and knowing that it is appointed for all men and 
women once to die." I leave to my daughter, Susanah 
Youngs, £30, " and my bed which I now commonly lye 
on, and the bedding and the furniture belonging to it.'' 
I leave to my grandson, Daniel Townsend, £3 ; To my 
grandson, Joseph Townsend, £15 ; To my granddaugh- 
ter, Sarah Townsend, £13; To my granddaughter, 
Phebe Townsend, £17. I leave to my granddaughter, 
Sarah Townsend, my best bed and furniture, and to 
my granddaughter, Phebe Townsend, my other bed, 
"and two coverlids which is now at their father's, Joseph 
Townsends " ; Also some other things which I have at 
Joseph Townsends, viz., 3 Platters, 1 iron kettle, a candle 
stand, 2 chests, a cupboard, and a Table. I leave to 
my son, Abraham Youngs, £3, and £25 to his children 
[not named], "What I have given to my daughter 
Hannah's children, if either die his share to go to the 
rest." I leave all the remainder to my daughter Su- 
sanah. I make my cousin, George Townsend, and my 
kinsman, Thomas Youngs, and my son-in-law, Joseph 
Townsend, executors. 

Witnesses, John Willis, Jonas Wood, James Town- 
send. Proved, May 1, 1771. 

Page 26. — In the name of God, Amen, December 12, 
1770. I, William Hubbard, of Southold, in Suffolk 
County, being weak and sick. I direct all debts to be 
paid. My executors may sell all estate. " I leave to 
each of my executors £20 as a Reward for their Care 
and Trouble." " I leave all the rest to my wife Mary 
and all my children as the Law directs " [children not 
named]. " I further declare it to be my will and Pleas- 
ure, that if my beloved wife Mary shall see fit, with the 
consent of the executors, to give some small things to 
some or all of my children as a Token of Love, she 
shall be allowed to do so." I make my wife Mary and 
Robert Hempsted and Parker Wickham, executors. 

Witnesses, Joseph Cleveland, James Corwin, Joshua 



432 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

Overton. Proved, July 26, 1771. Confirmed by Gov- 
ernor Tryon, August 10, 1771. The executors resigned. 
Letters of Administration granted to Daniel Phenix, of 
New York, merchant, creditor. 

Page 28. — In the name of God, Amen, November 25, 
1747. I, Frederick Wortendyck, of Tappan, in 
Orange County, being in good health. In the first place, 
all debts to be paid. I leave to* my dearly beloved wife 
Divertye all my lands and tenements during her natu- 
ral life. " After her decease I leave to my eldest son, 
Rynier Wortendyck, my Great Byble for his Birth 
Right." ** I leave to my son Rynier ^ of a certain tract 
of land lying joining to Paskat brook, as my deed there- 
for more fully specyfyeth." " And after one equal divi- 
sion is made in two parts, my son Rynier shall have 
his choys to have wott half he plazes." The other half 
I give to my son Fredrick. " I leave to my son Jacob 
all my farm whereon I now live, lying between the 
lands of Johanis Ferdon and the heirs of Isaac Blau- 
velt, with two wood lots lying in the Green Bush, and 
one Wood lot lying in the Swamp, between the road and 
the wood lot of Johanes Ferdon, according to my 
deeds." I leave to my two daughters, Aeltie, wife of Jan 
Vlierboorn, and Claasje, <£70 each, to be paid by their 
brothers, after the death of my wife, in annual 
payments. I leave to my five children all my lands 
in the North River Hills, according to my deeds. 
I leave to my wife Divertye all my goods and mov- 
ables, but first allowing to my sons, Rynier and 
Frederick, each to the value of £5. I make my wife, 
executor. 

Witnesses, Tunis Blauvelt, Isaac Abm. Blauvelt, Jo- 
hanes Ferdon. "All my children are to help defend 
the lands given to my sons, and I do allow this to be 
a part of my will." 

June 16, 1752. Witnesses, Lucas Cornell, Albert Cor- 
nell, Abraham Haring. Proved, in New York, July 19, 
1771. The wife Divertye was then dead, and the son 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 433 

Jacob was made executor. Three of the children were 
not named in the will, and Jacob was probably one of 
them. 

Page 31.— In the name of God, Amen, April 27, 1770. 
I, Peter Remsen, of New York, merchant, being weak 
in body. All debts are to be paid. I leave to my son 
Simeon £10, which is to be paid to him in six months 
with intent to bar him from all claim on my estate 
as heir at law. I leave to my wife Janettye the use of 
all my estate, real and personal, for her support and 
maintainance and to bring up and support such chil- 
dren as shall remain with her during the term of her 
natural life, if she so long remains my widow. If the 
interest is not suflBcient, she may sell real estate, " so 
that she may have an honorable, comfortable, and de- 
cent living for herself and children." If she should 
marry, she is to have £800 as her Dower. When any 
of my children are married or come of age, my wife 
may give to them such an outset and sums of money 
" as may put them into a way of Business at her discre- 
tion." After her death I leave all to my children, 
Simeon, Dorothea, Rem, and Onganitche. " If any Dis- 
putes or Differences should arize between any of my 
children, concerning the Division of my estate, they 
shall not go to Law, one with another, but any dispute 
to be settled by indifferent men; and if any refuse to 
comply with this they shall be utterly excluded." I 
make my wife and my sons and my nephew, Henry 
Remsen, Jr., and my trusty friend, Elias Desbrosses, 
Esq., executors. 

Witnesses, John Haring, Isaac Kershaw, John 
Nathan Hutchins. 

Codicil, April 17, 1771. — ^Wliereas I am concerned 
with divers persons in sundry tracts of land, some of 
which are yet undivided, my executors may sell or divide 
the same. I make my brother, Jacob Remsen, execu- 
tor, in the room of Elias Desbrosses. 

Witnesses, Abraham Chovet, Abraham Van Wyck, 



434 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

Practitioner of Physick, John Nathan Hutchins, school- 
master. Proved, July 23, 1771. 

Page 34. — In the name of God, Amen, March 30, 1771. 
I, Jonathan Havens, Jr., of Shelter Island, heing sick 
and weak. All debts and funeral charges to be paid. I 
leave to my wife Susanah all my movable and personal 
estate during her widowhood for her support and that 
of the children until my son Silas is 21. I leave to my 
son Silas my house and all my lands that shall be undis- 
posed of by my executors. If he dies without issue, 
then I give the same to my daughter. Patience Havens. 
I leave to my daughter Patience £50 when she is 18 or 
married. My executors may sell lands to pay debts. I 
make my wife and my trusty friend and kinsman, Nicoll 
Havens, executors. 

Witnesses, George Daval, shoemaker, John Daval, 
joiner, Obadiah Havens. Proved, May 25, 1771, before 
Jared Landon. 

Page 36. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard 
Harcourt, of the Precinct of Newburgh, in Ulster 
County, January 14, 1771. I leave to my mother. Ester 
Harcourt, " the best room in the west end of the old 
house, and a living for her to be raised for her out of 
my estate during her natural life." I leave to my 5 
daughters [not named] all my movable estate when they 
are of age. I leave to my son Nathaniel all my build- 
ings and 150 acres of land, and I order him to bring up 
his brothers and sisters. I leave to my son John 106 
acres of land. I make my friends, Joseph Mory, John 
Young, and my son Nathaniel, executors. 

Witnesses, Elijah Lewis, Jr., mariner, Zadock Lewis, 
Peninnah Stringer. Proved, May 25, 1771. 

Page 38. — In the name of God, Amen. " Be it known 
and manifest unto all People that I, Jacobus Roose- 
velt, Jr., of New York, being at present in good health. 
Thanks be to God." " I make these presents to be my 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 435 

free and uncontrolled will. And as to what temporal 
estate the Lord in his mercy has been pleased to bestow 
upon me." I leave to Jacobus, son of Isaac Roosevelt, 
<£200, and to Sarah, daughter of said Isaac, £100. I 
leave to Peter Roosevelt, son of my brother Peter, £300 ; 
To Jacobus Roosevelt, son of my brother Christopher, 
£200; To Jacobus Barclay, son of Andreas Barclay, 
£100. All the rest of my estate, real and personal, 
" none reserved," I leave to my brothers, Isaac, Adol- 
phus, and Christopher, and to my sister Helena and 
to my nephew, Nicholas Roosevelt, son of my brother 
Nicholas, and to my nephew Peter, son of my brother 
Peter Roosevelt, and to Catharine, daughter of my 
brother, John Roosevelt, and to Jacobus Cromeline, 
son of my sister Sarah. I make my brothers, Isaac and 
Christopher, and my nephew, Nicholas Roosevelt, ex- 
ecutors, with full power to sell. 

Dated January 16, 1771. Witnesses, James (or 
Jacob) Roosevelt, Jacob Duryee, bolter, Daderick 
Heyer, sugar refiner. Proved, August 14, 1771. 

[Note. — A notice in the " N. Y. Gazette " states that 
" Mr. Jacobus Roosevelt, the weather being very warm, 
drank freely of cold water from the well in his Sugar 
House yard, and immediately after was taken with se- 
vere pains in his stomach." Although physicians were 
called and remedies administered, he died the next day, 
August 6, 1771, " after which his flesh turned yellow, as 
with the Jaundice." " He was a bachelor and of excel- 
lent character."— W. S. P.] 

Page 39. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas 
MoRREL, of Newtown, in Queens County. All debts to 
be paid. " My beloved wife Keziah shall have the bed 
and furniture which formerly belonged to her; Also 
£10, over and above her thirds." " I leave to my son 
Jonathan 5 shillings for his Heirship or Birth right." 
All the rest of my estate, lands, and meadows, I leave 
to my 5 sons, Jonathan, Jacob, Samuel, Robert, and 
Thomas and make them executors. 



436 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

Dated December 4, 1767. Witnesses, Philip Edsall, 
James Way, Nathaniel Fish. Proved, May 24, 1771. 

Page 41. — I, Roper Dawson, of Richmond County, 
being in perfect health. I leave to my wife Rachel all 
my household furniture, Plate, linnen, and clothes, until 
my children are of age. I leave to my son George all 
my real estate "whatsoever and wheresoever," and 
when he is of age, all my Plate and books and imple- 
ments of husbandry. I leave to my daughters, Harriet 
and Charlotte, each <£250, and all the linnen when she 
is 18, and they are to live with their mother, to be 
clothed and educated at her expense. And so long as 
they remain with her she shall have the use of all my 
real estate and money. I make my good friends, Au- 
gustus Van Cortlandt, of New York, Mr. George 
Barnes, and my wife, executors. I leave to my wife 
and son and daughters my 4 negroes. My executors are 
to sell all the rest in 12 months, and the money to be 
paid to all the children. 

Dated March 22, 1771. Witnesses, Gilbert Forbes, 
Nathaniel Britton, Timothy Hughes. Proved, August 
15, 1771. 

Page 43. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Benjamin 
HiNCHMAN, of Jamaica, in Queens County, yeoman, 
being in good health. " All my just debts (which are 
few) and funeral charges to be paid out of my personal 
estate." " I leave to Elias Bayles, Nicholas Smith, and 
others, who are the present Elders and Deacons of the 
Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, £16, to be kept at in- 
terest for ever, and the interest paid to Rev. William 
Mills, the present minister, and to his successors, 
to support a Standing Ministry through all suc- 
ceeding ages." " I leave to my daughters, Sophia, 
Mary, and Elizabeth, all household goods, plate, and 
other things which were lately given to me and my late 
wife by her aunt Brown, since deceased, by deed of 
gift." " And all the money that was raised from the 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 437 

sale of that part of her personal estate that was lately 
sold at Vendue, which is distinguished from my other 
money by being called the money of my three daughters 
on the back of some of my bonds." "All of which 
goods and money and Plate I leave to my three daugh- 
ters, agreeable to the request of the said aunt Brown, 
unto me on her Death Bed." I leave to all my daugh- 
ters a feather bed with furniture. My other beds I 
leave to my sons, Robert, Benjamin, and James. All my 
table and other linnens I leave to my daughters; and 
to the children that are at home *' I leave all provisions." 
I leave to my two eldest daughters my two smallest 
iron pots and Dish kettles, and pair of tongs, and shovel, 
tipped with brass." And all my pewter, and a Tea 
Table, and all manner of Tea ware, " except what my 
daughter Letitia has bought with her own money, to 
which I have no claim." " I leave to my son Robert ^ 
dozen silver spoons, which I bought at Deacon Daniel 
Smith's Vendue," and four pewter platters and knives 
and forks, and all my spirituous liquors, " and all my 
Surveying Instruments, and Load Stone, and all Books 
of Law." • My Books of Divinity and History I leave 
to all my children ; To my son Benjamin my gold ring ; 
To my son James my silver stock, knee and shoe buckles, 
and all my wearing apparell. I leave to my sons, Ben- 
jamin and James, all my Heel-making tools, or to which 
of them which follow the Heel-making business. I leave 
to my son Robert certain bonds on condition that he 
pay to Hendrick Elderts £50 with interest. " I leave 
to my daughter Letitia £210 on account of her lameness ; 
To my daughter Mary £200 ; To my daughter Elizabeth 
£190. I leave to my son Robert all my messuge and 
dwelling house and lot and garden where I now live 
in the Town Spot of Jamaica ; Also ^ of my lot of wood 
land lying on the Hills in Flushing. I leave to my son 
Benjamin the other half; To my sons, Benjamin and 
James, each £250 ; To my son James 7 acres of wood 
land in Jamaica that I bought of Frederick Van Wick- 
lin. I leave to my executors £9 for their trouble. I 



438 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

make my son Robert and my friends, William Furman 
and Deacon Nicholas Smith, executors. The remainder 
to all my children. 

Dated July 11, 1767. Witnesses, John Thurston, 
blacksmith, Elias Bayles, Jr., William Cebra. Proved, 
April 8, 1771. 

[Note. — The above will is exceedingly prolix, cover- 
ing five pages, and abounding in minute directions. — 
W. S. P.] 

Page 49.— This 7 day of March, 1771. I, Daniel 
Cock, Sr., of Oyster Bay, in Queens County, being in 
good health. " I leave to my wife Susanah all the goods 
and money that was hers before I married her, and all 
the goods that she had when her mother died." And if 
I should live longer than she, then to go as she wills it; 
Also the use of my oldest house, which is the east house 
" where she and I now live, and the room belonging to 
it, and part of the chamber, and a privilege in the 
kitchen with my daughter and her husband, Jacob Coles ; 
Also the use of the barn and crib and the new shop, and 
my riding chair, and garden and new Hen House," And 
a house I bought of Henry Colwell ; Also 2 cows, 6 sheep, 
** and some other certain things that she has got for her- 
self by my consent," And <£120, and the use of ^ of 
land and meadow, so long as she remains my widow, 
and no longer, " except the 3 acres in the Town Spot of 
Oyster bay. She is to have no right in that." " And 
I think that the agreement that I made before we were 
married, dated October 16, 1765, is fulfilled in this will. 
I leave to my granddaughters, Sarah Coles and Anne 
Coles, £100 each, when of age. After all debts are paid 
I leave ^ to my daughter, Sarah Coles, and | to her chil- 
dren. I leave to my daughter Sarah, wife of Jacob 
Coles, all my land and meadow, but not to be sold by 
her, except she has three living children. But the 3 
acres in the Town Spot of Oyster Bay that I bought of 
Silas Weeks is to be hers in fee simple. After her death 
the other lands and to her children. " Each child to be 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 439 

brought up and have a reasonable good School Learn- 
ing." Mentions "the sons of my brother Hendrick," 
" The children of my brother James," and " my other 
brother's and sister's children." I make my wife and 
my son-in-law, Jacob Coles, and my nephew, John Cock, 
son of my brother, Hendrick Cock, and my kinsman, 
James Townsend, son of William, executors. " I think 
there is no more that it is needful to mention here." 

Witnesses, Coles Carpenter, John Jackson, Sarah 
Carpenter, widow. Proved, May 1, 1771. 

Page 54. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Benjamin 
CoRSEN, of the Manor of Fordham, in Westchester 
County, yeoman, being in sound health. My executors 
shall pay all debts, and sell such part of my movable 
estate as my wife shall think best can be spared. I leave 
to my eldest son Tunis £5 ; To my wife the use of all 
the rest during her life, and after her death all to be 
sold by executors. From the proceeds there is to be 
paid to my son Tunis £150 ; To my daughter, Jane Lent, 
£40; To my grandson Benjamin, son of my son John, 
deceased, £30; To his brother Frederick £30. I leave 
all the rest to my son Isaac, and make him executor. 

Dated October 1, 1770. Witnesses, Tunis Michael- 
son, Henry Michaelson, Francis Galpine. Proved, Oc- 
tober 22, 1770. Confirmed, September 6, 1771. 

Page 55. — In the name of God, Amen, December 31, 
1770. I, Oliver Taylor, of Eichmond County, being 
sick. I leave to my son Thomas all my worldly estate, 
both real and personal, that is to say, all my land in 
Richmond County, with all buildings, and all my goods, 
" my negroes in Genrall, and my cattle in Genrall, and 
all in Genral," and he is to pay the following legacies. 
I leave to my grandson, Oliver Taylor, all my lands in 
New Jersey ; To my granddaughter, Hannah Cole Tay- 
lor, £50, when of age, and a maple desk ; " To my daugh- 
ter Elizabeth, who was the wife of Nehemiah Smith, 
provided she do appear in Richmond County person- 



440 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

ally and living," £20. I make my son Thomas and my 
trusty friend and neighbor, John Hillyer, Jr., execu- 
tors. 

Witnesses, Richard Cole, innkeeper, John Bedell, Jr., 
Thomas Taylor, Jr. Proved, August 27, 1771, before 
Benjamin Seaman. 

Page 57. — I, Benjamin Cobnell, of the Manor of 
Scarsdale, in Westchester County, being in an indiffer- 
ent state of health, this March 22, 1763. I leave to my 
loving wife Abigail my horse and chair and my negro 
boy called " Jupiter." I leave to my eldest son Stephen 
my negro boy " Prince" and all my wearing apparell, 
and a horse that is called his. I leave to my son Benja- 
min my Clock. I leave to my wife the use of all real 
and personal estate, provided she remain my widow 
and bring up my children till they be of age, and then 
their portions to be paid to them. When my son Stephen 
is of age my wife is to have the use of ^ the estate, and 
when my son Benjamin is of age she is to have the use 
of ^. I leave to my eldest son Stephen J of all my lands 
and rights of lands, and to my son Benjamin the other 
half. I leave all the remainder of my movable estate 
and my watch to my wife and my daughters, Hannah, 
Jane, Deborah, Anne, Phebe, and Abigail. And when 
my son Stephen is of age he shall pay to each of my 
daughters £10. My wife is to support my daughter 
Sarah until my children are of age, and my two sons 
shall bear § of the expense of her support during her 
natural life. I make my wife and my daughter Han- 
nah and my brother John Cornell, executors. 

Witnesses, Edward Burling, Edward Burling, Jr., 
Rebecca Burling, wife of Edward Burling, Sr. Proved, 
August 29, 1771, before Timothy Wetmore. (The wit- 
nesses and executors were all Quakers.) 

Page 59. — In the name of God, Amen, August 22, 
1771. I, Francis Koffler, of Brookland, in Kings 
County, on Nassau Island, yeoman. All debts to be 



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paid. I bequeath all my movable estate whatsoever I 
have in the township of Brookland or elsewhere to Sarah 
Joyce and her heirs and assigns for ever, and I make her 
executor. 

Witnesses, Jacob Sharpe, David Titus, Simon 
Boeiiim. Proved, September 12, 1771, in New York, 
before Edmund Fanning, Esq., " thereto delegated and 
appointed." 

Page 60. — In the name of God, Amen. " I, Elizabeth 
OoELET, wife of Peter Goelet, of New York, merchant, 
being of soimd mind, by and with the consent, appro- 
bation, and free will and good liking of my said hus- 
band, signified by his being a Party hereto at signing 
the same, do make this my last will and testament" 
" So far as in me lieth I confirm to my said husband, 
Peter Goelet, all the powers given to him in the wills 
of my mother, Alice Ratsey, and my sister, Alice Rat- 
sey." I leave all my estate to my six children, Alice, 
Janet, John, Peter, Elizabeth, and Robert R. Goelet. 
My executors may sell all my estate. I make my daugh- 
ters, Alice and Janet, executors. The said Peter Goelet 
consents to the same. 

November 9, 1769. Witnesses, Hannah Inness, John 
F. Goelet, John McKesson. Proved at Fort George, in 
New York, before Edmund Fanning, Esq., September 
12, 1771. 

Page 62. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Abraham 
0. OsTERHouDT, of Kiugstou, iu Ulster County, being 
weak in body this April 29, 1771. I leave to Catharine, 
widow of Tunis Osterhoudt, £10. " Item : I give all 
them whom I be God father of, or as they are named 
here,*Cornelius Osterhoudt, Abraham Borhans, Maritie 
Osterhoudt, now the wife of Johans Myer, and Abra- 
ham Meyer, son of Johans Myer, and Abraham Myer, 
son of Stephans Myer, each of them the sum of three 
pounds twilf schillens Yorke money, or a Dutch Bibell 
for the same." I leave to Petrus T. Osterhoudt the 




442 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

use of all my lands at Crabrant during the term of two 
years, and my riding horse and my Bible. I leave to 
my 8 sisters and brothers, viz., Jan, William, Petrus, 
Hendricus, Anneke, wife of Abraham Burhans, Arian- 
tie, wife of Jonathan Du Bois, Sarah, wife of Johanes 
Burhans, all the land which I have by the will of my 
father, "among other ritings at Crabant," with the 
house and orchard ; all of which are to be sold at Publick 
Vendue, and the money divided. I make my friends, 
Petrus T. Osterhoudt, Tobias Myer, and Benjamin 
Snyder, executors, " to settle all the Business, that 
everything schall be done in order." 

Witnesses, Nicolas Miller, of Saugerties, Benjamin 
Snyder. Proved, September 4, 1771. 

Page 64. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Bobert 
Weekes, of the Manor of Cortlandt, in Westchester 
County, being sick. I direct all debts to be paid. I 
leave to my wife Jemima the use of all real and per- 
sonal estate during her widowhood for the use of bring- 
ing up our children ; Also a horse and woman's saddle 
and bridle and a feather bed. After the death or mar- 
riage of my wife I leave to my son Lewis all my lands 
and tenements. I leave to my three daughters, Esther, 
Tamorus, and Charity, £10 each, when they are 18, 
" And if it should so happen that my wife Jemima should 
be likely to have another child, it is to be made equal 
with my other children." I make Job Wright, Edward 
Smith, and my wife Jemima, executors. 

Dated July 3, 1771. Witnesses, Peter Rosire, Rhew- 
bin Stivens, Moses Travis. Proved, August 10, 1771. 

Tn the probate Peter Nodine, shoemaker, is one of the 
witnesses. 

Page 66. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Anthony 
Whitehead Waters, of Richmond County, Gent., being 
sick, this 4 of October, 1768. I leave to my daughter 
Johana, wife of Jabez Johnson, a negro girl, and a sil- 
ver bowl, a silver Tankard, silver Tea pot, sugar Pot, 
milk pot, 6 Table spoons, 10 tea spoons. Sugar tongs, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 443 

and silver skimmer. I leave to my daughters Johana 
and Elizabeth, wife of John Halsted, Jr., the rings and 
lockets which belonged to my deceased wife. " And as 
to all the rest of my estate, lands, and houses, and goods, 
I devise the same to my executors, Tallman Waters, 
Esq., and my son-in-law, Jabez Johnson, in Trust to 
sell and pay the money as follows : " To my son, An- 
thony Whitehead Waters, J ; To my son, Edward Wa- 
ters, i; To my son, John Tredwell Waters, |, except 
£200, which is to be paid to my daughter Johana; To 
my daughter Elizabeth i; To my daughter Johana J. 
If any of my children shall claim any sums as being 
due to them from me they shall be excluded. 

Witnesses, John Bard, John King, Alexander Ham- 
ilton. 

Codicil, October 4, 1770. — My son Anthony White- 
head Waters having departed this life and left no issue 
his share is to go to all the rest of my children. 

Witnesses, John Donington, boatman, William Crane, 
David Jeffries. Proved, September 23, 1771, before 
Governor William Tryon in person. 

Page 69. — In the name of God, Amen. I, William 
Sherlock, of Jamaica, in Queens County, March 14, 
1771. I leave to my wife Mary her choice of my best 
bed and its furniture, and my silver Tankard and 6 large 
and 6 small silver spoons ; Also cupboard, chairs, dining 
table, and one mahogany table, and a cow and a negro 
man so long as she remains my widow. All the rest of 
my estate to be sold by my executors. From the pro- 
ceeds I leave to my wife the interest on ^, and she is to 
have two Looking Glasses, and my horse and riding 
chair and a negro wench, and she is to have £100 at her 
disposal. I leave to Ann Comes, wife of John Comes, 
£30. I make Sam.uel Doughty and Henry Dawson, ex- 
ecutors. 

Witnesses, Sarah Comes, Rem Remsen, Garrett Dor- 
land. 

Codicil, March 20, 1771. — I leave to my wife Mary 



444 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

after the legacies are paid all the rest for her and her 
heirs and assigns for ever. 

Witnesses, Johanes Lott, Martin Johnson. Proved, 
September 9, 1771. 

Page 71. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Samuel 
Waldron, of Newtown, in Queens County, blacksmith, 
" being now in a low state of health." " All debts in 
Law and Conscience to be paid." And in order to en- 
able my executors to perform the same, they shall dis- 
pose of all that lot of land and swamp adjoining Rich- 
ard Fish, Richard Rapalye, Round Pond, and Long 
Pond and Captain Howard. And if that is not enough, 
they may sell part of my movable estate. I leave to my 
wife Antie all my estate (except as above) during her 
life ; but if she should marry it is to be sold by my ex- 
ecutors. I leave to my son Samuel <£10 for his birth 
right. I leave to my son John £30 and his riding horse ; 
To my daughter Margaret £40 ; To my daughter Caty 
£40 for her outsett; To my son William £40; To my 
son Benjamin £40. If my wife should marry all the 
estate to be sold, and I leave the remainder to my wife 
Antie and to my children, Samuel, Anne, wife of Rich- 
ard Rapalye, John, Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Beekman, 
Margaret, Caty, William, and Benjamin. I make my 
sons, Samuel and John, and Abraham Brinkerhoff, ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated February 13, 1769. Witnesses, Abraham 
Rapalye, 3d, Isaac Bragaw, Samuel Moore, 3d. 
Proved, September 4, 1771. 

Page 74. — In the name of God, Amen. I, William 
McCew, of Albany, taylor, being sickly. I leave to my 
wife Mary all my estate and all my books, bonds, and 
notes. " And she is to keep the little girl Jenny, and 
bring her up as a child ought to be." " I leave to my 
journeyman, Ralph Moller, a full suit of Burdy Silk, 
with two RufBed Shirts and my working tools, along 
with my apprentice, John Walton, until his time has 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 28. 445 

expired." And my journeyman is to be paid by my 
executors for the time he has been with me. I make 
David Edgar, of New York, and Thomas Shipboy, ex- 
ecutors. 

Dated September 5, 1771. Witnesses, Thomas 
Barry, John Sturgeon, merchant, Alexander Chesnut. 
Proved, September 24, 1771, before Stephen De Lancy. 
The executors having resigned, the widow, Mary 
McCew is appointed. 

Page 75. — "I, John Abcheb, of the Island of Ja- 
maica, but at present of New York, Esq., do this 28 of 
July, 1771, make this as a Codicil to my will, now in the 
possession of Mrs. Mary Wilkens, Sr., of Spannish 
Town, in said Island of Jamaica." I leave to Mrs. 
Susanah Penelope Abingdon 30 Guineas ; To Mr. Paul 
Folkes, of Philadelphia, Gent., " my Stop Watch and 
Seal and Gold-headed Cane as a Token of my regard 
for him." Whereas I did bequeath to two of the sons 
of Thomas Hay, late of Jamaica, Esq., deceased, £500 
each, and since making my will I have been treated with 
much ingratitude by some of the relations of said chil- 
dren, I revoke the same, except the sum allowed for 
their yearly maintainance and education. I make my 
trusty and esteemed friends, Henry Livingston, of Ja- 
maica, Esq., Charles Kellsal, Esq., Mr. George Wotton, 
and the said Mrs. Mary Wilkins, executors, and I con- 
firm the rest of my said will. 

Witnesses, John Maunsell, Charles Morse, Stephen 
Howard. Proved, in New York, October 3, 1771. 

Page 76. — Know all men by these Presents that I, 
Benjamin Bibdsall, of Oyster bay, in Queens County, 
being infirm and weak this August 20, 1771, " and being 
willing to set my house in order." My wife Martha is 
to live in my house and bring up the children which 
are under age, and she is to have the produce of all my 
lands. If she marries, I will her one bed and bedding, 
with the furniture thereto belonging. " If my daughter 



446 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

Phebe should live to marry, my son Benjamin is to 
give her a setting out, the same as I have given to my 
daughters Sarah and Mary," and if he refuses, my ex- 
ecutors are to see that it is done. I leave to my daugh- 
ters, Martha, Deborah, and Elizabeth, also each an 
out set, to be furnished by my son Benjamin. If he 
refuses to do the same, then my executors " are to sell 
such part of my estate as their discretion shall direct 
to make that Legacy Authentick." When my son Na- 
thaniel is 10 years old my executors are to sell all my 
lands " at a place called Dumbee Swamp," and put the 
money at interest for him till he is of age, "and he 
is to be sent to School, so as he may learn to Reade, 
write, and Cypher, and when he is 13 or 14 he is to be put 
to a trade as his mother and executors think proper." 
If he dies, then it is to go to my six children, Sarah, 
Mary, Phebe, Martha, Deborah, and Elizabeth. And 
whereas I owe money on Bonds, my executors are to 
raise money on my lands to pay the same. I leave to 
ray son Benjamin all the rest of my lands and estate, 
and a negro woman, and all my cattle. I leave to my 
executors my black girl " Anne." I make my son Ben- 
jamin and my kinsman, Tunis Wortman, and my lov- 
ing friends, Joseph Townsend and Daniel Youngs, Jr., 
executors. 

Witnesses, Daniel Birdsall, Thomas Fleet, Alexander 
Foster. Proved, September 13, 1771. 

Page 79. — In the name of God, Amen. I, George 
Trider, of Cortlandts Manor, in Westchester County, 
being very sick. I leave to my well-beloved friend, Jo- 
seph Horton, all my wearing apparell, and my Gun 
and Cutlass and my best chest. I leave to Elizabeth 
Horton my bed and bedding and £15. I leave to Han- 
nah Horton £15. I leave all the rest to Stephen Hor- 
ton, and make him executor. 

Dated August 13, 1771. Witnesses, Gerardus Fitz 
Gerald, Joseph Fowler, Daniel Horton. Proved, Sep- 
tember 14, 1771. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 28. 447 

Page 81. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Thobias 
Boone, of St. Johns, in the Island of Dominica, Planter, 
now being sick in New York. I leave to my brother 
William's children all my legacies and lands left to me 
by my father and mother, Richard and Alice Boone, of 
Taunton, in the County of Somerset. I leave to Dr. 
James Magra, of New York, 50 Guineas; To my friend, 
William Brown John, Jr., of New York, 20 Guineas. I 
charge my estate in Dominica with all my debts in New 
York. " I leave to my land lady, Mrs. Robinson's two 
youngest children 5 Guineas each." All the rest I leave 
to my brother, John Boone, of Dominica, and I make 
him and my brother, William Boone, executors. 

Dated September 26, 1771. Witnesses, Solomon 
Davis, Malachy Treat, Benjamin Walker, Jr. Proved, 
October 3, 1771. The executors being absent, William 
Brownjohn, Jr., was made executor pro tempore. 

Page 83. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Benjamin 
WooLSEY, of Oyster bay, in Queens County, being sick. 
I leave to my wife Ann my negro wench " Venus," and 
the use of all the Plate she brought so long as she lives, 
and then to her children which she has by me. I leave 
to my daughters, Sarah and Mary, all the Plate my 
first wife brought me. I leave to my daughter Betsey, a 
soup spoon. I leave to my wife and children my ne- 
gro man " Mingo " and my riding chair. My executors 
are to pay all just debts. My executors are to sell 
the rest of the personal estate, and put the money 
at interest for my family until a general Division is 
made, but they are to keep all the live stock till the 
farm is sold. My executors may sell all the real estate 
as they think best. From the proceeds, I leave to my 
sons, Ben jamin Muirson Woolsey, John Taylor Woolsey, 
and William Walton Woolsey, each £100. All the rest 
to be divided into 8 parts ; To my wife one part, and one 
part to each of my said sons, and to each of my daugh- 
ters, Sarah, Mary, Esther, and Betsey. " As it is pos- 
sible that my wife may be with child," it is to have the 



448 ABSTRACTS OF WnJ-S— LIBER 28. 

same as the rest I make my honored father (in law), 
George Muirson, Esq., and my brother-in-law, David 
Bush, of Greenwich, Conn., and my friends, Jacob Car- 
penter and James Townsend, executors. 

Dated August 22, 1771. Witnesses, John Butler, Na- 
thaniel Coles, William Cook. Proved, October 4, 1771. 

Page 85. — In the name of God, Amen. I, John 
Stevekson, of New York, mariner. After all debts are 
paid, I leave all my estate to my father-in-law, James 
McCartny, and his wife Mary, and make them execu- 
tors. 

Dated May 7, 1764. Witnesses, Lawrence Wessells, 
Isaac Wessells, James Van Dyke, cutler. Proved, Oc- 
tober 15, 1771. 

James McCartny was then dead, and Letters of Ad- 
ministration were granted to his widow, Judith Mc- 
Cartny. 

Page 87. — Know all men by these Presents that I, 
Joshua De Laplaine, of New York, merchant, being 
very sick. I leave to my wife Mary £1,000 and all 
household goods, and plate, and my riding chair, and 
my negro wench, " named Parthena," which she brought 
to me on our marriage; Also the use of the other 
negroes. And the use of my dwelling house and lot and 
store house during her widowhood, and then to my son 
William for life, and then to Samuel Bowne and Thomas 
Pearsall as Trustees for the contingent uses here named. 
After the death of my son William, the said house and 
lot and store house are to go to his first son or next 
heir. I leave to my son William £500, and to eadi of 
my other children £1,000; To the children of my 
brother Joseph £100. If my wife marries, she is to 
have £500. The rest of my estate to all my children. 
My executors are to sell all my real and personal es- 
tate except my house and lot. I make Samuel Bowne 
and Thomas Pearsall, executors. 

Dated October 2, 1771. Witnesses, Samuel Jones, 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 449 

Samuel Bard, Henry Brevoort. My executors shall em- 
ploy some suitable person to sell the goods on hand. 
My son William shall have the house and lot during his 
life, and then to his next heir in fee simple. 

Witnesses, Samuel Jones, Joseph De Laplaine, Henry 
Brevoort. Proved, October 9, 1771. 

[Note. — The house and lot of Joshua Delaplaine is 
now No. 225 Pearl street. He purchased it from Joseph 
Latham in 1713. His son, William Delaplaine, died 
June 7, 1808. He left children, William (of Newark, 
N. J.), Sarah, James H., Jane B., and Margaret They 
sold it to John I. Glover in 1811.— W. S. P.] 

Page 91. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Jonas 
WiTBECK, of the Newtenhoek, in Albany County, yeo- 
men, being in good health. All debts and funeral 
charges to be paid. I leave to my wife Dorotha the use 
of all real and personal estate during her widowhood, 
and after her death or marriage all to my son Volkert. 
If he dies, then I leave i to my daughter Engeltie. 
After my wife's death I leave to my daughter Engeltie 
4 cows, 6 sheep, and a negro wench. " And she is to be 
maintained and found with all sorts of necessaries by 
my son Volkert while she remains unmarried," and 
when she is married she shall have «£50 for an out set. 
" It is my express order that my brother Luykas shall 
remain in my house as long as he lives, with the same 
powers he now has, and allways used to have." I leave 
to my son and daughter the rest of my personal estate. 
I make my wife and son and daughter and my brother- 
in-law, Abraham Douw, executors. 

Dated October 17, 1761. Witnesses, Peter W. Douw, 
Mindert Vosburgh, Robert Yates. Proved, October 8, 
1771. 

Page 93. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Samuel 
Messenger, of Jamaica, in Queens County, being sick. 
I leave to my wife Susanah a certain Bond of £90, which 
I have against Nicholas Smith and Benjamin Everitt, 



450 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

and all such household furniture, and the cows which 
I had with her when I married her. I leave to my son 
John a certain piece of wood land, containing 10 acres, 
situate in Jamaica, bounded west by the brook running 
into Nicholas Smith's mill pond, south by a ditch that 
parts it from the land of Hope Roads, east by Hope 
Roads, north by Moses Higbie. I leave to my sons, 
Samuel and William, all my lands on the west side of 
said brook which I formerly purchased of Jonathan 
Waters; Also all my right in the undivided lands in 
Jamaica, and all my title to the Little Plains. I leave 
to my son William all my salt meadow on Long Neck, 
which my father gave me in his will; Also a 20-acre 
lot which I bought of John Carman, bounded west by 
Captain Burns, east by Samuel Messenger, Jr., north 
and south by highways. I leave to my sons, Andrew 
and Nehemiah, all my lands on the Hills in Jamaica, 
being a 50-acre Lot, which I bought of Ephraim Mills, 
bounded west by Joshua Carpenter, north by heirs of 
Ephraim Smith, east by highway, south by Stephens 
Herriman and Captain Troop. I leave to my sons, An- 
drew and Nehemiah, a parcel of Fresh meadow and up- 
land, situate at Jamaica South, bounded west by a cross 
ditch, east by a fence, north by a ditch between this and 
the meadow of Johanes Williamson. I leave to my 
sons, Samuel and William, all the rest of my Fresh 
meadow and upland on the east side of said ditch, 
bounded east by the street fence, south by the Neck 
ditch, west by their other meadow, which my father 
gave them, and north by the meadow which I gave to 
my sons, Andrew and Nehemiah. I leave to my sons, 
Samuel and William, all my Fresh meadow which lies on 
the west side of the cross ditch and runs west to a Neck 
of upland of Dow Ditmas, And they shall pay to my 
daughter Rachel £60, and William shall pay <£40. I 
leave to my sons, Andrew and Nehemiah, my best bed 
and furniture. " My sons, Andrew and Nehemiah, are 
to be brought up and taught to read and Cypher as far 
as the Rule of Three," and they are to learn trades. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— UBER 28. 451 

" The cleared land left to them is to be tilled once in six 
or seven years. But the Buckwheat Swamp they may 
till yearly. My sons, Samuel and William, may cut ten 
loads of wood each out of the Northwest Swamp." I 
make my sons, John, Samuel, and William, and my 
worthy friend, Moses Higbie, executors. 

Dated July 10, 1770. Witnesses, Isaac Rhodes, Dan- 
iel Smith, Frederick John, schoolmaster. Proved, Oc- 
tober 14, 1771. 

Page 98. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Jebemiah 
Stanton, of Richmond County, Gent., being in good 
health, " but reflecting on the many Casusalties to which 
Life is exposed." I leave to my wife, Louisa Teresia 
Stanton, J of all my estate, real and personal. I leave 
to my wife during the non age of my children the use 
of all the rest of my estate for her support and that of 
my children. I leave to my son, George Augustus Stan- 
ton, and to my two daughters, Dinah Maria Stanton and 
Louisa Stanton, f of all my estate. I make my wife and 
my brother, John Stanton, Captain in the Royal Navy, 
and my friend, George Harrison, of New York, Gent., 
executors. 

Dated October 3, 1767. Witnesses, Peter Marquis De 
Conty, Gent., James Leadbeater, Richard Harrison, 
attorney at law. 

Codicil. — Whereas T devised to my children, George 
Augustus, Dinah Maria, and Louisa, f of all my estate. 
And since making my will I have had another son bom, 
named William Edward Stanton, He is to have an equal 
share. 

Dated June 19, 1769. Witnesses, Morley Harrison, 
James Leadbeater, Richard Harrison. Proved, October 
14, 1771. 

Page 102. — In the name of God, Amen. " Be it re- 
membered that on the 9 day of March, 1767, I, An- 
thony Cbispell, of Hurley, in Ulster County, being at 
present feeble as to my body." " First, before all things, 



452 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

I commend my immortal Soul to God, Father, Son, and 
Holy Ghost, and my Body to the Earth from whence it 
was taken to be buried in a Christian like manner there." 
All lawful debts to be paid in a suitable time. I leave 
to my son Johanes my negro named " Leonard," who 
now lives with him. " I leave to his son Anthony my 
old Musquet and my Sword." I leave to my son Cor- 
nelius all my real estate and two negro men and two 
negro women, " and my pleasure Slay and my Iron wood 
Slay," and three horses, and all the timber, and shingles 
that I have prepared for building a new bam, and my 
best Iron shod waggon, and my seat in the Church at 
Kingston, and my bedstead, and all that belongs to it, 
and the Looking glass. And whereas I have paid £40 
to my son Johanes my son Cornelius shall have the 
same. My son Cornelius shall pay to my son Johanes 
and my daughter Neltie, wife of Dirck Roosa, each 
£150, in six years. " The money which Dirck Roosa 
hath received for a negro wench of mine, named * Beth/ 
which he sold to Dirck De Witt, of Rochester, shall be 
his, and my children shall make no claim." I leave all 
the rest of my estate to my said three children. If my 
son Cornelius dies without issue his share to go to the 
others. I make my sons and my son-in-law, Dirck 
Roosa, and Adrian Wynkoop, executors. 

Witnesses, Heyman Roosa, Lucas Elmendorph, 
Petrus Wynkoop. Proved, August 16, 1771. 

Page 104.^ — In the name of God, Amen, November 5, 
1751. I, Johanes Pbovoost, of Loonenburgh, in Albany 
County, being in perfect health. " I leave to my wife 
Catarina all my real and personal estate for so long a 
time as she shall remain my widow." In case she should 
marry or die, I dispose of it as followeth: I leave to 
my brother, Hendrick Provoost, the lot or farm I now 
live on, with the house, barn, and orchard. I leave to 
my other three brothers, Samuel, Jacob, and Isaac, to 
each as many acres of land as my brother Hendrick's 
Lot contains. I leave all the rest of my estate to mv 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 453 

four brothers. I make my wife and Johanes James (or 
Jacobus) Roseboom, executors. 

Witnesses, Sybrant G. Van Schaick, John Beekman, 
Jacob Van Schaick. Proved, January 14, 1771, before 
Peter Lansingh. 

[Note. — Loonenburgh is now Athens, Greene Coun- 
ty.— W. S. P.] 

Page 107. — His Excellency, William Tryon, Esq., 
Capt.-Gen. and Governor. To Alexander Bate, of New 
York, bricklayer, and Principal creditor of Babent 
KooLE, of New York, deceased. Whereas, the said 
Barent Koole made his will, March 13, 1765, and made 
Christopher Schuyler and Johanes Stoutenbergh, gun- 
smith, executors, which will was proved July 16, 1768. 
The said Christopher Schuyler died and Johanes Stout- 
enburgh resigned. Letters of Administration are grant- 
ed to said Alexander Bate, October 23, 1771. 

Page 108. — In the name of God, Amen, December 7, 
1767. I, Jabez Hull, of Salem, in Westchester County. 
I leave to my wife Mary ^ of all my movable estate 
after all debts are paid, and the use of ^ of my real es- ' 
tate during her natural life. I leave to my eldest son 
Jabez £5. I leave to my sons, Nathan and Isaac, all 
my farm equally, and all my movable estate. I leave to 
my daughter Mary Whillock's heirs £20 ; To my daugh- 
ter Eunice Taylor's heir £20, " reckoning what his 
mother has already had as part of the said £20 " ; To 
my daughter Sarah RockwelPs heir £20, " reckoning 
what his mother has received as part." I make my sec- 
ond son William, executor. 

Witnesses, Jacob Hoit, Ebenezer Wood, Solomon 
Meal. Proved, October 4, 1771, before David Dayton. 

Page 110. — His Excellency, William Tryon, Esq., 
Capt.-Gen. and Governor. To All, etc. Whereas Rip 
Van Dam, late of New York, did make his will with a 
Codicil, dated June 16, 1746, and March 17, 1748, and 
did appoint Isaac Van Dam, Robert Livingston, and 



454 ABSTRACTS OP WILLS— LIBER 28. 

Thomas Moore, executors, Which will was proved June 
21, 1749. Two of the executors having died, Robert Liv- 
ingston, the surviving executor, is confirmed October 28, 
1771. 

Page 111. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Abraham 
Snedeker, of the Precinct of Haverstraw, in Orange 
County, being now infirm. I give, devise, and bequeath 
to Abraham Thew all my real estate where I now live 
and my undivided right in the Pond Patent lands, and 
all lands that I may die possessed of. Nevertheless, 
subject to the payment of all my just debts and funeral 
expenses and the following legacies. I leave to Tunis 
Snedeker, son of my brother Johanes, £70; To Abra- 
ham, son of Harmanus Talman, my brother-in-law, £70; 
To the children of Peter Van der Voort, my brother-in- 
law, viz., Peter and Neltie, wife of Joseph Johnson, 
each £50. I leave to Abraham Thew, my negro man 
" Tone " and a negro woman and her children. I leave 
to Abraham Thew and Elizabeth, wife of John Smith 
" at the Hook," and Neltie, wife of Joseph Johnson, 
and to Neltie, wife of Jacobus De Klerck, my four bed- 
steads and bedding. I leave to my brother, Gterritt 
Snedeker, and to the children of my brotlier Johanes, 
and the children of my brother Theodorus, deceased, 
and to the children of my sister, Elizabeth Smith, and 
to the children of my sister, Altye Cortie, and to the 
children of Sarah Van der Voort all the rest of my per- 
sonal estate. Provided that if Theunis Thew and Har- 
manus Cortie, who are now absent, do not return, then 
their shares are to be in the hands of Abraham Thew 
and his brother, John Thew. I leave to Abraham Thew 
the best yoke of oxen and cart and horses. " And it is 
my will that the yard or piece of Burying Ground shall 
not be sold by my executors, but remain for that pur- 
pose for the name and family of the Snedekers, with 
full right of ingress and egress." I make Abraham 
Thew, David Pye, and Theunis Snedeker, son of Jo- 
hanes, executors. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 465 

Dated June 24, 1771. Witnesses, Eem Reinsen, Paul 
Hasler, James Paul. Proved, in New York, before Ed- 
mund Fanning, Esq., November 5, 1771. 

[Note. — The Snedeker family were a branch of that 
family who came from Queens County. Their lands 
were in the vicinity of Paskack Pond (now Bockland 
Lake) in Rockland County. The " Pond Patent lands " 
were here. Congers Station on the West Shore Bail- 
road is on the Snedeker farm. — W. S. P.] 

Page 114. — In the name of God, Amen, August 2, 
1760. I, Egbert Eobertson, of Albany, mariner, being 
sick and weak. I leave to my son Benjamin " my Gun, 
in Right of Primogeniture." I leave to my wife Maria 
the use of all my real and personal estate during her 
widowhood. I leave to my five children, Benjamin, 
Anna, Maria, Anthony, and Jacob Visher Egbertson, 
all my houses and lands, and the undivided share in 
all the real estate which descended to me in right of 
my mother by virtue of the will of Dirck Hermans 
Visher, deceased; Also my Sloop and all household 
goods. I make my wife Maria and my friend, Isaac 
Smith, executors. 

Witnesses, Hendrick M. Roseboom, John Knicker- 
bocker, Abraham Yates, Jr. Proved, October 28, 1771. 

Page 116. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Dibck 
Brat, of the Colony of Rensselaerwyck, blacksmith. 
All debts and funeral charges to be paid by my execu- 
tors. I leave to my wife Cornelia, all my estate, real and 
personal, so long as she remains my widow with power 
to sell. I leave to my son, Peter D. Brat, " my large 
Bibel, my gun, and a negro boy, and all my Smilii tools, 
in Right of Primogeniture." After my wife's decease 
I leave to my son, Peter D. Brat, all my lot and hay 
land in the Manor of Rensselaerwyck on the north side 
of the house and lot of Johanes Peterse Fonda, and on 
the south of the house and lot of Isaac Abraham Onder- 
kirk, and on the east of the King's road, being the whole 



456 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

lot with all rights which I bought of Douw Johanes 
Fonda* And he shall pay to my daughter Trintie, wife 
of Jacob De Forrest, £33, 7s., and to my grandsons, the 
children of my daughter, Engeltie, deceased, viz., Jesse 
and Dirck De Forrest, each ^ of £33, 7s. After the 
death of my wife I leave ^ of all the rest of my estate 
to my son Peter, and ^ to my daughter Tryntie, wife of 
Jacob De Forrest, and i to my two grandsons, Jesse 
and Dirck De Forrest. I make my wife Catrina and 
my sons, Peter and Staats Van Voort, executors. 

Dated December 16, 1763. Witnesses, Ryckert Van 
Vranken, Seymor Johanes Veeder, John H. Lydius. 
Proved, June 17, 1767, before John De Peyster. Con- 
firmed, November 12, 1771. 

Page 119. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Isaao Kip> 
of Albany, merchant, " being in perfect mind and Mem- 
ory, and at present in Sound Health. .Thanks be to 
God for the same." " As to such estate as it has pleased 
God to bless me, and what hereafter may be due to me 
here in Albany and elsewhere, I make Mr. Simon Veder 
and Mr. Joaigim (Jochem) Staats, son of Isaac Staats, 
executors." After all my debts and funeral charges are 
paid, " then first and foremost I do give unto my 
nephew, Abraham Veder, ye son of Simon Veder, the 
Bolting house, and the ground and stable, and the two 
wood sleighs, and all the tackling belonging thereto, and 
my desk." I leave to Geesie Staats, daughter of Simon 
Veder, £50; To my nephew, Abraham Veder, all my 
clothing. " I also leave to Geesie Staats my negro girl 
named ^ Crise,' in the room of her mother Bathin " ( t). 
All the rest of my real and personal estate is to be sold 
and divided among my four sisters and the children of 
those who are deceased. " My negro Jack shall choose 
a master to his liking." 

Dated February 14, 1765. Witnesses, George Field- 
ing, silversmith, Hendrick M. Roseboom, merchant, 
Abraham Roseboom, shop keeper. Proved, October 29, 
1771. 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 457 

Page 120. — ^In the name of God, Amen. I, Ezekiel 
EvERiT, of Jamaica, in Queens County, on Nassau Is- 
land, yeoman, August 3, 1771. " I leave to my wife 
Judith all household goods and other things which I 
have within my house " ; Also one year's provision out 
of my Indian com, wheat, rye, and vegetables; also 
all my meat and other eatables'* I leave to my well- 
beloved brother, Daniel Everit, all that certain lot of 
Salt meadow "situate in the town of Jamaica at 
Hatheres Neck," being 4 acres. All the rest of my 
movable estate and all my real estate, including my 
dwelling house and barn, and also ^ of a certain parcel 
of land which my father, Nicolas Everit, gave to me in 
his will are to be sold by my executors " at publick 
out cry or vendue." From the proceeds all debts to be 
paid. " I leave to Increase Carpenter, Joseph Skid- 
more, Daniel Bailies, Elias Bailies, Nicholas Smith, and 
Samuel Denton, the Elders and Deacons of the Presby- 
terian Congregation in Jamaica, £5, the interest of 
which shall be for the use of the Minister and his suc- 
cessors (being Presbyterians) in all succeeding ages." 
I leave all the rest to my wife Judith. I make my bro- 
ther, Daniel Everitt, and my brother-in-law, John 
Khodes, executors. 

Witnesses, Hope Mills, Samuel Messenger, weaver, 
Frederick Jahn, schoolmaster. Proved, November 13, 
1771. 

Page 122. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Samuel 
Become, of Staten Island. " I leave to my wife £400, 
and her choice of a feather bed, with compleat furni- 
ture, and a chest and cupboard, and all that may be 
therein, that she claims to be her own"; "Also her 
choice of one room in the house and my negro Sam, and 
our ould Ginney, to wait upon her in her old age " ; Also 
two silver spoons and my watch. I leave to my step- 
daughter, Mary Le Conte, £400, and my negro girl 
" Betty," and two silver spoons. I leave to the chil- 
dren of my daughter Abigail, viz., Abigail, Mary, Sam- 



458 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

uel, John, and David, each £100, "when they are of 
age, or sooner if need require." I leave to my grand- 
daughter Abigail one silver spoon, and the same to my 
daughter Mary. I leave to my daughter Elizabeth, wife 
of John Vanderbilt, £400, and a negro girl, and two 
silver spoons. She is to have only the interest during 
the life of her husband, and if she survives him, she is 
to have the principal. I leave to my son Samuel the 
lot of land which was laid out formerly for Francis 
Lee, and two silver spoons ; Also £10, " over and above, 
for his Birth right." I leave to my son John the lot of 
land which was formerly laid out for Abraham Lack- 
man; Also two silver spoons. I leave to my dear and 
loving friend, Mr. Aaron Eichards, £20, " and if he dye 
before myself, then to his wife and children." " As for 
my poor Debtors who owe me some Debts, which be- 
cause they are in a low condition, and not well able to 
pay them, I hereby remit them to the value of £50, at 
the discretion of my executors, in favor of those who 
are the least able to pay their debts." My wife is to 
have a living out of my estate until she receives the 
greater part of her dower. All the rest I leave to my 
sons, Samuel and John. " And now my dear wife and 
children. It is my hearty sincere advice to you all not 
to fall out or ditfer in any wise, but to endeavor to fol- 
low Peace with all men, and Holyness, without which 
no man can see the Lord. And I entreat one and all 
of my children to be mindfuU and not forget to honor 
and obey your aged mother, and be kind to her." I make 
my wife and sons, executors. 

Dated April 5, 1771. Witnesses, Arthur Alington, 
John La Tourette, Henry La Tourette. Proved, No- 
vember 26, 1771. 

Page 125. — In the name of God, Amen. I, William 
Doughty, of Charlotte Precinct, in Duchess County. 
I leave to my wife Margaret £130. I leave to my eld- 
est son William 100 acres of land, to be taken off the 
east end of my farm, where his dwelling house now 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 459 

stands, adjoining to Christian Tobias land. I leave to 
my second son James 80 acres of land, where his dwell- 
ing house stands, to be taken off the west end of my 
farm, adjoining Obadiah Griffen's land. I leave to my 
third son Barnard the mill lot, so called, adjoining Fred- 
erick Hains land, and running east to the two ponds. 
I leave to my fourth and fifth sons, Oliver and Samuel, 
all the rest of my lands, " share and share alike." I 
leave to my daughter Bebekah £40, and to my daugh- 
ter Mary £40. " I positively order that my negro man 
Sampson shall not be sold against his own free will." I 
make my sons, William and Jtoies, executors. " I have 
to this will, drawn on common writing paper, set to my 
hand and seal." 

May 14, 1771. Witnesses, Israel Green, Jacob Tobias, 
Alexander Chaucer. Proved, July 15, 1771. 

Page 127. — ^In the name of God, Amen, May 1, 1771. 
I, Lawrence Mahan, of Rye, in Westchester County, 
being sick and weak. I leave to my wife Rachel, after 
all debts and funeral charges are paid, all the remain- 
der of my estate, real and personal, and make her ex- 
ecutor. 

Witnesses, Hannah Halliday, John Carhartt, scriv- 
ener, Gilbert Merritt. Proved, November 2, 1771. 

Page 128. — In the name of God, Amen. I, Philip 
Veb Planck, of the Manor of Cortlandt, in Westches- 
ter County, Gent., being of good, sound, and perfect 
memory, October 23, 1767. I direct all debts to be paid. 
I leave to my eldest son. Jacobus Ver Planck, all that 
Neck of land and meadow lying and being in the Manor 
of Cortlandt, on the east side of Hudsons river, at the 
entering of the Highlands, just over against a certain 
place called Haverstraw, and is known by the Indian 
name of Managh, as the same is now by me possessed, 
With the tenements now possessed by John Homes and 
Albertus Van Tassell, and containing in all about 900 
acres, To him during his natural life, and then to his 



460 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

heirs. I also leave to my eldest son Jacobus 5 farms in 
the Manor of Cortlandt in South Lot No. 2. One farm 
being the north east part of Lot No. 2, and now pos- 
sessed by Joseph Fowler, and containing 160 acres, and 
2 farms leased to Daniel Hanton, each 125 acres ; Also 
one farm leased to Lawrence Haff, 300 acres; Also a 
farm now possessed by Ernest Clemens, 300 acres ; Also 
106 acres of land in possession of Walter Dobbs, with 
the Grist mill, stream, and mill dam. The said 5 farms, 
with the 106 acres and mill. I also leave him all my 
interest in the undivided lands of the Manor of Cort- 
landt ; Also my ^ part of that certain Lot in Duchess 
County as was allotted by a writ of partition to the heirs 
of Stephanus Van Cortlandt by the name of Lot No. 1 ; 
Also ^ of three Lots in Duchess County, one lot lying 
next adjoining the north side of an east line,runing from 
Hudsons river on the south side of the Fish Kill, being 
the north bounds of a tract of land formerly granted 
to Adolph Phillipse, Esq., as the same was lately layed 
out and divided among the heirs of Stephanus Van 
Cortlandt in three Lots : One lying on the north side of 
Wappingers Creek by Hudsons river, and one lying on 
the east part of the Patent. I also leave him ^ of the 
same ; Also ^ of the land allotted by Commissioners 
to the heirs of Stephanus Van Cortlandt, in Duchess 
County, in a tract of land formerly granted to Francis 
Rumbout .and others in Company. I also leave him a 
negro man " Jack," and a negro boy " Robin," and a 
negro wench " Diana," and one named " Susan." " I 
reserve the second best room in the house I now live 
in to be for the use of my three daughters, Anna Marj', 
Gertrude, and Catharina, until they are married. And 
my son Jacobus shall support them with sufficient good 
victuals, drink, and good fire wood, cut small and fit 
to lay on the fire, until they are married." And I make 
all the said real estate liable for the same. I leave to 
my son Johanes all that certain tract of land and 
meadows in the Manor of Cortlandt known by the name 
of Front Lot No. 2, adjoining to Hudson river, and con- 



ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 461 

taining 932 acres, with a small slip of land lying on the 
west side of said Lot, by Hudsons river, which I bought 
of William Heuson, To him during his life, and then 
to his heirs. I also leave to him ^ of a certain Farm 
or lot of land known by the name of Farm No. 6, being 
part of North Lot No. 4, and now leased to Josiah Inger- 
soU. I also leave him a negro man and wench. I leave 
to my son Philip all that certain tract of land situate 
in Duchess County on the south side of the Wappinger's 
Creek, containing 540 acres, and is known by the name 
of Lot No. 3. With the Dock, store house, and all build- 
ings; Also all that certain farm in Duchess County 
where he now lives on, with several parcels of land 
which did formerly belong to my brother, Gulian Ver 
Planck, with the Grist mill, saw mill, mill dam, and 
stream, with all buildings. Reserving the second best 
room in the dwelling house my son Philip now lives in 
for the use of my three daughters, Anna Mary, Ger- 
trude, and Catharina, until they are married, with sup- 
port and fire wood. I also leave to him all that certain 
farm or lot of land No. 9 in the Manor of Cortlandt 
as now leased to Benjamin Fitch, being 300 acres. I 
also leave him 3 negroes and 2 negro women. I leave 
to my son Philip and to my daughters, Anna Mary, Ger- 
trude, and Catharina, ^ of three Lots in Duchess County, 
and is part of a Patent granted to Francis Rumbout 
and others in Company, being lately divided accord- 
ing to a law of this Colony by Commissioners, and three 
Lots fell to the share of the heirs of our grandfather, 
Gulian Ver Planck. The said Lots are to be sold, and 
proceeds divided. I leave to my said three daughters 
all those certain 5 farms in the Manor of Cortlandt, 
being part of South Lot No. 2. Farm 1, lying next to 
Croton river, being 200 acres, and now in possession of 
widow Sherwood. Farm 2, on the north side of Farm 1, 
being 178 acres, and now possessed by Henry Kers. 
Farm No. 3, adjoining Croton river, on the east side 
of farms 1 and 2, being 135 acres, and now possessed 
by Nicholas Vredenburgh. Farm 4, on the north of 



462 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS— LIBER 28. 

farm 3, and the south part of the farm possessed upon 
the Ridge by Ernest Clemens, being 300 acres, and now 
in possession of Jacob Rider; Also Farm No. 11, on the 
west side of farm 4, being 150 acres, and now in pos- 
session of Walter Dobbs, Jr. I also leave to them Lot 
No. 5 on the south side of Croton river. I leave to 
my, daughter, Anna Mary, a negro boy and girl, and 
the same to my daughter Gertrude, and to my daughter 
Catharina 2 negro girls and a boy. I leave all the rest 
of my estate to my six children. I make my sons, Jo- 
hanes and Philip, executors. 

Witnesses, Frans Lent, Hendrick Lent, Yan Mon- 
tros, Aret Lent, Jacob Lent, Johanes Lent. Proved, in 
New York, November 29, 1771. 



LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION 



Granted from January 6, 1767 to 1773. 



Name of Intestate. 

John Carman, N. Y 

Joshua Lobdon, Westchester 

, Co 

William Dill, Albany Co 

John Willet, late of Santa 
Croix 

John Tarbell, Westchester 
Co 

Gideon Prinelle, Duchess Co. 

John McCrearay, Ulster Co. 

Thomas McCarthy, Albany 
Co 

Richard Rhodes, Westchester 
Co 

Abraham Miller, N. Y 

Jacob Swarts, Albany Co . . . 

William Mooney, N. V 

David Carroll, fate of Ireland 

David Brown, Westchester 
Co 

Nathaniel Downing, West- 
chester Co 

John Davenport, Westches- 
ter Co 

Stephen Presler, Westchester 

John Wiliiams,' N.* Y.V.'. 

William MitcheU, N. Y 

WUliam Pigeon, N.Y 

John Burger, N. Y 

Eva Van Cortlandt, daughter 
of Frederick Flypse, the 
elder, deceased, N. Y . . . . 

David Young, N. Y 

Aury Smith, Orange Co ... . 

Sarah Ryder, daughter of 
Elbert Luyster, Kings Co. 

Hugh McLaughlin, N. Y. . . . 

Abigail Wright, widow, N. Y. 

Edward White, Silver Smith, 
Ulster Co 

Eli Meade, Ulster Co 

Laurence Crist, Ulster Co. . 

John Donaldson, N. Y 

Mary Hebun, spinster, N. Y. 

John Boisly, N. Y 

Thomas Power, N. Y 

Azariah Wicks, Suffolk Co . . 



To Whom Granted. 
James Van Brokel 



Eldest son, Joshua. 
HughMcNab 



Visner Leaycroft. 



Charles Moore 

Beverly Robinson, N. Y 

Brother-in-law, Wm. Wair . . 

Wm. Brassett 



Date. 
Jan. 6, 1767 



Wm. Barker 

Thomas Hiett 

Wife, Engeltie 

Wife^annah 

Son, Thomas, of New Jersey . . 

Wife, Hannah. .V 

Andrew Abrahamson 



Brother, Richeson D. 



James Horton 

David Jones, Gregory Springall 

Biaiy Ryan, innkeeper 

Mary Ryan, innkeeper 

James Kiker, Esq 



Jan. 9, 
Jan. 12, 

Jan. 20, 

Feb. 4, 
Feb. 27, 
March 14, 

March 16, 

March 19, 
March 27, 
April 4, 
April 14. 
April 16, 

April 18, 

April 18, 

April 18, 

April 18, 
April 22. 
April 29, 
April 29, 
May 2. 



Peter Jay, Gent i May 13, 

Wife, Sarah I June 4, 

Fatheivin-law, Daniel De 
Clark June 11, 

Husband, Stephen Ryder. . . . June 11, 

Robert Carr i June 17, 

Benjamin Ogden June 18, 



Brother, Hezekiah 

Thomas Wilson 

Wife, EUzabeth 

Daniel Rupp, ship wright .... 

Uncle, James David 

Wife, Jane 

His late wife, now Mary 

Flowey 

Thomas Edwards 

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June 26, 
July 7, 
July 16, 
July 20, 
July 20, 

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July 25, 



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Name of Intestate. 

Thomas Knight, merchant, 

N. Y 

Teunis Bogert, Jr., Kings Co. 

Uriah Townsend, Duchess CJo. 

Dr. George Abirly, N. Y. . . . 

William Allison, Doctor of 

Physick, N.Y 

Jane Caverly, widow, Queens 
Co 

Joseph Mondotegay, mer- 
chant, N. Y 

William Bruce, Pensacola, 
Florida 

Seth Hutson, Albany Co. . . 

William Conyngham, Attor- 
ney at Law, late of Quebec. 

Benjamin Strong, Orange Co. 

Anna Boogert, daughter of 
Isaac Caspers, Albany Co. 

James Murray, druggist, N.Y. 

Abraham June, skipper, West- 
chester Co 

John Jones, Westchester Co. 

Allen Cameron, N. Y 

Michal Salsman, Albany Co. 

John Badger, Jr., Kings Co. 

Benjamin Keats, innkeeper, 
N.Y 

James Butler, mariner, N. Y. 

Rachel Harrison, widow, N.Y. 

Jonah Milliken, merchant. 
Queens Co 

John Ridley, mariner, N. Y. 

Michal Waring, Westchester 
Co 

John Jauncey, mariner, N. Y. 
James Hamilton, surgeon, 

N.Y 

John Hicks, mariner, Suffolk 

Co 

Elizabeth Keats, widow, N.Y. 
John Outhouse, Westchester 

Co 

William Hider. schoolmaster, 

Richmond Co 

Abner Jackson, Duchess Co. 
Nathaniel Porter, Duchess Co. 
Laurence Neill mariner, N.Y. 
Henry Van Nest, painter, 

Harlem 

Peter Felenck, Albany Co. . 
David Medrum, Albany Co. . 



To Whom Granted. 

David Jones, Gregory Springall 
Father, Teunis, and brotner, 

Abraham 

Dirck Brinkerhoff, N. Y 

Wife, Mary 

Son, Edward, hatter, Queens 
Co 

Thomas Thome 



Date. 



July 24, 1767 



Lewis Pintard 



John Watts. N. Y 

Samuel Thompson, innkeeper. 



George Mearson, Quebec 
Father, Selah Strong. . . 



I Husband, Benjamin Boogert. 
IWife, LiUey 

Brother, Isaac, skipper 

Wife, Elizabeth, ana son, John 

Cousin, Allen Cameron 

Wife, Anna Maria 

Joseph Bull, N. Y 

Richard Sharpe 

Duncan McDougal, innkeeper 
Son-in-law, John Rutter, ship- 
wright 

Wife, Lydia 

Mary Smith, "his last wife," 

Father, Jonathan, and father- 
in-law, James Lord 

Philip Kesick 

Verdine Ellsworth, innkeeper. 

"Wife, Elizabeth, and John 

Foster 

Hugh McEvers 

Wife, Rachel 



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August 1, 
August 13, " 



August 21, " 
Sept. 1, 
August 17, " 



John Hillyer 

David Sutherland, miller 

Wife, Sarah 

Jacamiah Allen, gunsmith. . . . 

Hendricks Von Brammer 

Son, William 

John Van Allen, executor of 
Abm. Lyle, creditor 



Sept. 14, 
Sept. 26, 

Sept. 29, 
Oct. 1, 

Oct. 2, 
Oct. 2, 

Oct. 22, 
Oct. 23, 
Oct. 26, 
Oct. 27, 
Nov. 2, 

Nov. 9, 
Nov. 11, 

Nov. 12, 

Nov. 12. 
Nov. 17, 



Nov. 19, 
Nov. 19, 

Dec. 1, 



Dec. 1, 
Dec. 2, 

Dec. 3, 

Dec. 5, 
Dec. 8, 
Nov. 17, 
Dec. 18, 

Dec. 23, 
Jan. 6, 

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Name of Intestatb. 

Hezekiah Lord^potash maker, 

Albany Co 

David Jones, Albany Ck>. . . . 

John Bass, mariner, N. Y. . 
Johanes Van Zandt, Gent., 

N. Y 

Jacob MilU, merchant, 

Duchess Co 

James Walker, mariner, N.Y. 
Thomas Maynard, West- 
chester Co 

Thomas Sawyer, Westchester 

Co 

Bellitie Renaudet, widow, 

late of Philadelphia 

Joseph Robinson, boatman, 

Suffolk Co 

John Keteltas, merchant, 

N.Y 



John Moore, innholder, 
Albany Co 

John Thompson, mariner, 

N.Y 

Sarah Striker, Queens Co . . . 
Jacobus Van Valkenburgh, 

Albany Co 

Simon McKenzie, late of 

Quebec 

Andrew Crawford, Ulster Co. 
Joseph Clarke, merchant, N. 

Y 

Ruth Wood, widow, Ulster 

Co 

John Stoughton, Esq., Lieut. 

of N. Y. Independent Co., 

Albany Co 

John Bourke, innkeeper, 

N.Y 

John Wason, Albany Co. . . . 
Raoult Layne, merchant, 

N.Y 

Cornelius Vanderbilt, farmer, 

Richmond Co 

Elizabeth Reeve, Suffolk Co. 
Matthew Rose, weaver, Suf- 
folk Co 

Isaac Hubbard, Suffolk Co . . 
Rachel Owen, Westchester 

Co 

Joseph Durgum, mariner, 

Suffolk Co 

Sarah Maynard, widow, N. Y. 
John Page, Albany Co 



To Whom Granted. 

Oysbert Fonda 

Marten G. Van Bergen, 

skipper 

Wife,SiBic 

Only son, Peter B., merchant. 



Wife, Gatharina, 
Margaret Smith . 



Wife, Sarah 

Gilbert Brundige 

Eldest son, Adrian, N. Y 

Wife, Sarah 

Brother, Rev. Abraham Ketel- 
tas, and brother-in-law, 
James Beekman 

Wife, Isabel and James Mc- 
Master 



Wife, Mary 

Brother, Smieon Crocker. 

Jeremiah Hogeboom 



Maiy Hyatt, N. Y. 
Eldest son, John . . 



Date. 



Jan. 11, 1768 



Thomas Pringle, taylor. 
Silas Wood, carpenter. . 



Feb. 1, 
Feb. 10, 

Feb. 16, 

Feb. 16, 
Feb. 18, 

Feb. 18, 

Feb. 18, 

Feb. 26, 

March 3. 



March 3, 



March 7, 

March 12, 
March 12, 

March 19, 

March 19, 
March 21, 

March 23, 

March 29, 



Wife, Ruth i March 29, 



Wife, Elizabeth. 
Son, Thomas. . . 



James De Peyster. 



Wife, Neltie 

Son-in-law, Thomas Mapes. . . 

Wife, Esther 

Wife, Deborah 



April 13, 
April 15, 

April 27, 

May 13, 
May 11, 

May 11, 
May 11, 



Moses Wayman ' May 12, 



Cornelius Conckling, uncle and 

next of kin 

Nephew, James Collard 

Wife,Maiy 



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LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION. 



Name of Intestate. 

Moses Taylor, blacksmith, 
Westchester Ck) 

Edward Smith, Westchester 
Co 

Joseph Valentine, Queens Co. 

George Lawrence, Queens Co. 

Susanah Wrieht, Suffolk Co. 
Samuel Parknurst, Minister 

of the Gospel, Orange Co. 
Sylvanus Stuart, mariner, 

Suffolk Co 

George Hebbom, Duchess Co. 
Joel Smith, skipper, N. Y . . 
Samuel Laurence, coach- 
maker, N. Y 

George Meader,school master, 

N. Y 

Esther Jimson, widow, N. Y. 
Edward Hopper, Ulster Co . . 
John Beasley, Albany Co. . 
Jacob J. Eckerson, Orange 

Co 

George Jacob Somburger, 

Duchess Co 

Norton Dajrton, Suffolk Co. 
Samuel Robinson, Albany Co. 
James Carman, mariner. . . . 
Patrick Malone, mariner, N. 

Y 

Philip Du Bois, Ulster Co . . . 

John Steel, Albany Co 

Thomas Murphy, N. Y 



Garret Van Schaack, Albany 
Co 

Peter Post, merchant, Ulster 
Co 

Willet Raynor, Queens Co. . 

John Thome, Duchess Co . . 

John Van Brugh Tennent, 

late of the Island of 

' Grenada, Physician 

Luther Moore, Suffolk Co . . . 

Ichabod Cleveland, Suffolk 
Co 

Samuel Beebee, Suffolk Co. . 

John Purdy, Jr., Westchester 
Co 

Mahershal Alathashbay An- 
derson , Westchester Co . . . 

Isaac Doughty, Queens Co. . 

Charity Miller, widow, N. Y. 

Michael Veal, Orange Co 



To Whom Granted. 



Son, Moses, blacksmith 



Grandson, Wm. Betts, Jr 

Mother, Charity Valentine, 

widow 

Brother, Daniel, and brotheiv 

in-law Epenetus Smith. . . . 
Brother, Benjamin Wright . . . 

Wife, Renelche 



Wife, Mary 

Wife, Anne 

Daniel Gomez . . 

Thomas Wright 



Henry Grigg, innkeeper. 

Joseph Griswold 

Abimal Yoimgs 

Son, Henry 



John P. Smith. 



Son, George 

Eb^ezer Uulse, 
Wife, Maiy. . . . 
Ellas Davis 



James Granmiel 

Wife, Ann 

Charles Doyle 

Nicholas Fletcher, who married 
Alletta, widow of Thomas 
Murphy 

Nephews, Dirck Goes and 
Matthew Goes 



Wife. Sarah 

Brotner, William . . 
Brother, Benjamin 



Brother, Wm. Tennent, of 

Norwich, Conn, Clerk 

Thomas Terry 

Wife, Anna 

Wife, Hannah; son, Samuel.. 

Wife, Susanah 



Son, John Anderson . 
Aunt, Sarah Doughty 

Son, Orrie 

Samuel Gale 



Date. 



May 24, 1768 
June 7, 



June 7, 
June 7, 

June 9, 

June 14, 
Jime 17, 
Julys, 

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Oct. 31, 
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467 



Name of Intestate. 

Nathaniel Mayer, Westches- 
ter Co 

William Blydenburgh, Suf- 
folk Co 

Nehemiah Purdy, Ulster Co . 

Joel Ogden. Westchester Co. 

Samuel Godwin, N. Y 

James Henderson, N. Y. . . . 

Catlin Strachan, carver, N.Y. 

Jacob Franks, N. Y 

Peter Shriner, Albany Co. . . 
Samuel Patrick, Ulster Co. . 
Timothy Pratt, Albany Co . . 
Edmund Parlee, Duchess Co 
Wm. McClaghnr, Ulster Co. . 
Isaac Smith, Westchester Co. 
Samuel Willetts, N. Y 

Maria Lettice, N. Y 

Gertie Myer, widow, N. Y . . 
Le Chevalier Deane, mariner, 

N.Y .' 

Cornelius Van Velzor, school 

master, Westchester Co. . 
Godfrey Hains, Westchester 

Co 

Daniel Cornell, Westchester 

Co 

Asa Castwell, Duchess Co. . . 
James Mahony, Duchess Co.. 
James Carroll, Albany Co . . . 
Wm. Connor, scrivener, West- 

chester Co 
William Nicolis, Suffolk Co ! . 

Enoch Wickes, mariner, Suf- 
folk Co 

Edward Fits Simons, Duchess 
Co 

Tiphany Brockway, Duchess 

William Shireff, mariner, N.Y. 
Joseph Slater, Westchester 

Co 

Gilbert Laurence, Queens Co. 
Jerusha Ireland, Queens Co. 
Hendrick Wendell, Albany 

Co 

Richard Tayler, school mas- 
ter, Suffolk Co 

John Wiggins, Suffolk Co . . . 

Matie McBane, widow, N. Y. 

Dr. Thomas Sackett, Quebec 
Joshua Andreas, N.Y 



To Whom Granted, 



Brother, William. 



Wife, Maiy 

Father, John 

Uriah Field 

Wife, Magdalen 

William Malcom 

Wife, Catharine 

Daughter, Rachel, and John 

Harris Cruger 

Daniel Campbell 

Son, Daniel 

Brother, Samuel 

Wife, Rachel 

John Johnston 

Wife, Mary 

Father, Richard Willetts, of 

Suffolk Co 

Uncle, Edward Welsh 

Son, Andrew 



Wife, Rebeca. 
Walter Ward 



Son, Gilbert. 



Joseph Tead. . . 
Dmnis Mead. . . 
Derby Lendsay. 
Wife, Maiy. . . . 



John Thomas, Jr 

Brother, Rensselaer Nicolls, 
Esq., of Albany Co 

Father, Elnathan 

Son, Smith Fits Simons 



Eldest brother, Nathan 

Willet Taylor, John Anderson . 

Isaac Purdy 

Wife, Elizabeth 

Husband, Thomas 



James Sharpe, husband of the 
widow of Hendrick Wendell 

Peter Hallock 

Son, David, and son, Thomas, 

physician, of New Jersey . . . 
Wm. Ogilvie and Alexander 

Bates 

Wife, Phebe 

Thomas Gardiner, taylor 



Date. 



Dec. 16, 1768 



Dec. 21, 
Dec. 27, 
Dec. 27, 
Dec. 31, 
Jan. 4, 1769 
Jan. 31, 



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Feb. 1, 
Feb. 13, 
March 15, 
March 14, 
March 16, 

March 16, 
March 18, 
March 23, 

April, 1, 

April 10, 

April 10, 

April 10, 
April 19, 
April 19, 
April 25, 

April 25, 

April 26, 

April 26, 

April 31, 

April 31, 
June 2, 

June 5, 
June 22, 
June 22, 

June 23, 

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LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION. 



Name of Intestate. 
Wm. Nicholas, N. Y.... 



Alexander Montgomery, Al- 
bany Co 

Jacob Coens, Albany CJo . . . . 

Joshua Briggs, Westchester 
Co 

Abner Whipple, Cumberland 
Co 

Barney Lowery, N. Y 

Alexander Forbes, Esq., 
N.Y 

Norris Laurence, Queens Co. 

Johana Bartell, widow, West- 
chester Co 

Wm. MoCree, Surinam 

Rensselaer Schuyler, Gent., 
late Engineer, 6th Royal 
American Regiment 

James McHugh, N. Y 

Thomas Bagleys, Queens Co. 

Daniel Bennis, Duchess Co. . 

Thomas Parsell, Great Bam 
Island 

James Holmes, merchant, 
N.Y 

Johan Hendrick Seebo, N. Y. 

Benjamin Brittin, Richmond 
Co 

John Mabey, Manor of Phil- 
lipsburgh 

John Swordfeger, Newburgh 

Laurence Wessels, Jr., N. i. 

John Lehy, mariner, N. Y. . 

Alexander Murphy, N. Y. . . 

Nicholas Haight, Westches- 
ter Co 

John Taylerj Orange Co ... . 
Geye Chandler, distiller, N.Y. 

Charles Lewis, pilot, N.J... 

William Ware, Ulster Co 

Jacobus Montanye, N. J. . . . 
John Searls, Sr., Westchester 

Co 

Samuel Thorn, Westchester 

Co.. 

Catharine Duffield, widow, 

Ulster Co 

Manuel De Silvie, mariner, 
on board H. M. Schooner 
"Gospie" Capt. Dudiston. 

Timothy Soule, Duchess Co. 



To Whom Granted. 

Thomas Shreve, coroner; John 
Ebert, innkeeper 



William Malcom. 
Dirck Jansen 



Father, Walter. 
Wife, SybU 



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Walter Moffatt 



Dr. Peter Middleton 
Wife, Anna 



Brother. Wm. Hadlev. 
Henry Lobagh, N. Y . 



Eldest brother, John 

Son, James 

Brother, Daniel 

John Kane, Beekman's Pre- 
cinct 

Eldest son, John 



Brother, Asher, and Elisha 
Laurence, of New Jersey . . . 

Nicholas Hendrick Jansen, 
sugar boiler 

Jonathan Lewis 



John Martine 

Christian Smith, N. Y 

John Van Varck, Wm. Brower 

James Le Massey 

John Vanderbilt, merchant, 
N.Y 

Wife, Amy 

WUliam Seaman 

Nephew, White Matlack, clock 

maker, N. Y 

Wife, Elizabeth 

Wife, Catharine 

George Feathason 

Son, John 

Father, Thomas 



Son, John, and son-in-law, 
Philip Swart 



Brother, Georee 
Wife, Sarah 



Date. 

August 2, 1769 

August 14, " 
August 26, " 



Sept. 5, 

Sept. 5, 
Oct. 5, 

Oct. 19, 
Oct. 15, 

Oct. 25, 
Oct. 27, 



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Nov. 9, 
Nov. 17, 

Nov. 8, 

Nov. 22, 



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Dec. 22, 
Dec. 30, 
Jan. 10, 1770 



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Jan. 19, 
Jan. 26, 

March 16, 
March 20, 
April 4, 
April 7, 

April 12, 

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LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION. 



469 



Name of Intestate. 

Benjamia Haviland, Hemp- 
sted 

Sarah Striker, widow, Oyster 
Bay 

John Sleight, Richmond Ck>. 

John Lewis Gage, Ensign, 
31st Regiment 

Thomas Smith, tavern keeper, 

N.Y 

PhUip Snelan, N. Y 

Catharine Huson, widow, 

Westchester Co 

Simeon Tyler, Westchester 

Co 

John Stevenson, blacksmith, 

Westchester Co 

Ferdinand Hendrick Augustus 

Du Bronner, Practitioner 

of Physick, Duchess Co. . . 
Richard Holliss, soldier, 35th 

Regiment 

Comdius Du Bois, tayler. 

Duchess Co 

Lawrence Wormer, Albany. 

William Henderson, mariner, 
N.Y 

Daniel Smith Ware, Hemp- 
sted 

Blary Dickinson, Orange Co. 

Samuel Bond, N. Y 

Joseph Leonard, N. Y 

Ezelciel Smith, Brookhaven. 

Dougal Campbell, Esq., 

Cmu'leston, S. C 

Patrick McDonnell, N. J 

James Noblat, inn holder. 
Queens Co 

Perubeal Golding, black- 
smith, Westchester Co 

Joseph La Fargue, N. Y 

Stepnen Hemman, Queens 

John Dyckman, farmer, of 
Outward, N. Y 



John Budd, Orange Co, 
John King, Suffolk Co . . 



To Whom Granted. 



Son-m-law, Urich Bedell. 



Brother, Sampson Crocker. . . 
Hesekiah Wright 



Daniel Campbell, merchant, 
Schenectady 



Wife, Margaret. 
Francis Cooley. 



Matthew Armstrong, N. Y. . 

Samuel Smith, Jr., Suffolk 

Co 



Only son, Jeremiah 

Brother, Jonathan Tyler, Jr. . 
EHijah Drake 

Wife, Barbara 

Lettice Morrison, N. J 



Date. 



Wife. Sarah 

Mattnew Van Duesan, of Great 
Barrington, Mass 

Thomas Henderson, inn holder 

David Batty 

Brother, Samuel Doughty, and 
cousin, Charles Doughty. . . 

Wife, Ann 

Peter McLane 

Epenetus Smith 

Lieut. George Robertson, of 
H. M. Ship Fowey, next of kin 
Peter .^ell, boat builder, and 
his wife, Hannah 

Wife, Ann 



Edmond Green, Duchess Co 
Sampson Simpson 



Brother-in-law, Thomas Den- 
ton 

Sons-in-law, John Myer, Jr., 
and Samson Benson 

Wife, Maiy; son-in-law, Israel 
Tuthill, and Silas Pierson . . 

Brother Jonathan and Thomas 
Youngs 

Mary Ryan, N. Y 

Father, Samuel 



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Nami or Intebtate. 


To Wbom Granted. 


Dati. 


Obftdiah Rom™, Suffolk Co. 
Thomas Cuiiey, N. Y 


Wife, Mary 

David Grunm, inn holder. . . . 


Oct. 31. 1770 




Christopher StymeU, N. Y. . 
Rem Noatrsndt, Jamaica, 


Wm. Ellsworth, Jr., gun smith 


Nov. 16, " 
















Sept. 22, " 


Michael Flayherty.N.Y... 
aark Wright, Queens Co... 


Lewis Hamilton, peruke maker 




Thomas Thome 




Son-in-law, John A . Whitbeek . 


Nov. 16, " 


John Lawrence, Flushing. . . 


Wifn. Rnnnah 


Dec. 4, ■ " 


John Robinson, New Windsor 






William Van Taeseil, Manor 


Ben^min Brown 

Dr. Direk Van Ingen, Andrew 








Philip Tniax, Albany Co. . . 






Truax, and Claaa Van VolRen 


Dec. 20, " 


John MuUen, N. Y 


Patrick McDemit and Thomas 






McFarren 


Dec. 21, " 


Kennedy Farrell, Schenec- 








Son. John 


Jan. 3, 1771 


Hancab Bndshaw, N. Y... 


Thomas Shreene 




A»ron Black, Orange Co. . . . 


Wifr, Anna 


Jan. 14, " 


Joshua Halleck, Sr., Or»nge 










Jan. 14, " 


Simeon Suiter, Albany 


Wife, Maria 


Jan. 28, " 








Martha Ewertoe, N. Y 


Husband, John 


Feb. 4, 


Robert HaUett, carpenter, 


Francis Cooley 


Feb. 5, " 








Brother, Jacob, taylor 










keeper, N.Y 


John Fultbausen, potash mak- 
er; Samuel Franklin, mer- 
chant; Benj. Ross, shop 






keeper 
















Jonathan Ricketaon, DucheBa 






Co 


Wife, Meribath; Heiekiah Col- 






lins. John Doriand 


March 26, " 








Matthias Decker, Richmoad 






Co 


Wife,Maiy 


March 30, " 


Jobanes Oostnuder, Duchess 








Wife.EUiabeth 


April 3, " 








Brother. Daniel 


April 3, " 


Isaac Corn., N. Y 


JowphHallett 




Theodorus Snedeker, Orange 












Abraham Secord, Westche*- 






t«rCo 


Wife, Hannah 


April 30, " 




James Forbes, tavern keeper. 


'SS'S: ■:■ 


Thomas Chnstopher. N. Y. . 


HughBiyant 




Alexander Quon- 








May 16, 


Wm. Bane, N.Y 


Tho. Henderson 




Qeorge Haney. N.Y 


JohnCrowly 


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LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION. 



471 



Name of Intestate. 

George Pricei Lieut. 60th 
Rc^ment 

Aahuems Elsworth, chair 
maker 

John Fox, Ulster Ck> 

James Foster, mariner, Suf- 
folk Co 

Caleb Wiley, Orange Co 

Patrick Givens, Orange Co. 

Ebenezer Cooley, Orange Co. 

Lucas Voorhees, Queens Co. 

John Fisher, Westchester Co. 

Samuel Davenport, West- 
chester Co 

George Giffen, N. Y 

Wm. Borden, N. Y 

Richard Burt, Duchess Co. . 

Adonijah Morehouse, Orange 
Co 

Elijah Gale, Westchester Co. 

Marcus Palmer, Westchester 
Co 

Nathaniel Thompson, West- 
chester Co 

Job Edmesler, Schenectady 

Caleb Rod^rs, N. Y 

James Davis, N. Y 

Edmond Matthews. Albany. 

Samuel Gunter, N. Y 

Anne Noblet,widow,KingsCo. 

Isabella Jones, N. Y 

Teowalt Young, Canajoharie. 

David Tysen, Richmond Co. 

Hannah Lyon, Greenwich, Ct. 

John Piypnold, surveyor. . . 

Silas Smith, Westchester Co . 

Robert Williams, Westches- 
ter Co 

Samuel Trowbridge, West- 
chester Co 

Ebenezer Wickes, Suffolk Co. 

Wm. Riddell, Bermuda 

Allida Holland, N. Y 

Susanah Beekman, Albany. . 

Maria Hogan, Albany 

Jannettie Lansing, widow, 

Albany 

Conrad Wolfe, butcher, N. Y. 
Jacob Halsted, Westchester 

Co 

Christopher Roosevelt, Gent., 

Kings Co 



To Whom Granted. 



Wm. Franklin, Esq., N. J, 

Son, George, chair maker. . . 
Dr. Robert Muirson 



Wife, Temperance 

John De Kay, John Carskdan . 

Wife, Mary 

Wife, Mary 

Wife, Mary 

Sons, John and Jeremiah 

Father, Samuel 

Wife, Elizabeth 

Tho. Carmer, peruke maker. . 

Brother-in-law, Benj. Wright, 

Queens Co 

Wife, Sarah 

Nehemiah Gale 



Date. 
June 6, 1771 



Lewis Palmer 



Wm. Drake 

Alexander Campbell 

Brother, William 

Francb Rash 

Joseph Griswold 

David Grim, inn keeper 

Francis Dudley 

John James, inn keeper 

Wife, Margaret 

Brother, John 

Son, John 

James Leadbeater, Mary Van 

Deusen 

Son, John 

Wife, Mary 



Wife. Anne 

Brotner, Moses 

Richard Washington, of Lon- 
don, merchant 

Husband, Henry 

Gisbert Marselius, Bastigan 
Visher 

Bastigan Visher 



Bastigan Visher. 
Hennck Ditloff . 



Wife, Gloriana, 



June 17, 
March 22, 

May 23, 
May 29, 
May 29, 
May 29, 
July 6, 
July 17, 

July 17, 
August 2, 
August 9, 

August 3, 

August 21, 
Sept. 5, 

Sept. 5, 

Sept. 5, 
Sept. 9, 
Sept. 12, 
Sept. 12, 
Sept. 7, 
Oct. 14, 
Oct. 26, 
Oct. 31, 
Nov. 6, 
Nov. 19, 
Nov. 21, 

Nov. 25, 
Nov. 28, 

Dec. 12, 

Dec. 12, 
Dec. 12, 

Dec. 20, 
Dec. 31, 

Dec. 30, 
Deo. 30, 

Deo. 30, 
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LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION. 



Name of Intestatx. 

John Lent, Westchester Ck). 
Silvester Hose, Duchess Ck) . . 

Jane Burr, widow, N, Y 

Rachel Purdy, Westchester 

Ck) 

Dr. Amest Linde, Richmond 

Ck) 

Simeon Haxhurst, Westches- 
ter Co 

John Smith Crazier, N. Y . . 

John Henderson, Westches- 
ter Co 

John Hodgson, Gent., N. Y. . 

Mary Sawyer, N. Y 

Tho. Donald, Ulster Co 

Benjamin Culing, Albany Co. 

James Hendrie, N. Y 

Matthew Terwilligan, Ulster 
Co 

Daniel McClure, Ulster Co . . 

Joseph Gale, Duchess Co 

Mary Johnson, widow, N. Y. 

John Covert, Westchester Co. 

Charles Wadall, Gent., N. J. . 

Abraham Stiver, Westchester 
Co 

Allenar Van Tassell, widow, 
Westchester Co 

Samuel Montgomery, St. 
Croix 

Michael Lovell, Cumberland 
Co 

Joshua Rand, Albany 

Henry Jacot, Suffolk Co 

Henry De Forrest, black- 
smith, N. Y 

John Gill, N. Y 

Casper Springsteen, Albany 
Co 

Daniel Deniston, Tryon Co. . 

Abraham Dutcher, West- 
chester Co 

Robert Batts, flax dresser, 
N. Y 

Wm. Richardson, N. Y 

Robert Brown, N. J .... 

Benjamin Smedes, miller. 
Duchess Co 

Jacob Cuesen, Richmond Co. 

Benjamin Quackenbush, Jr., 
N. Y 

Kenneth Morrison, Albany 
Co 

Benjamin Currin, Ulster Co. 



To Whom Granted. 

Son, Tobias , 

Hecekiah Dodge 

David Mason 



Son, Jesse, 



James Duffee, Gent. ; who mar- 
ried the widow 

Father-in-law, Zeno Carpenter 
Edward Laight 

Wm. Ritchie 

John Labayteau, taylor 

BroUier, John Dikeman, Esq. 

Jonathan Hasbrouck 

Wife, Sarah 

Geoige Smart 

Son, Hendricus, and son-in-law, 
Cornelius Shoemaker 

Brother, James 

Wife, Theodosia 

Jacob Remson, Charles Nicoll, 
John Silvester 

Son, Ethan 

James Holden, inn keeper 

Son, John 

Son, John 

Brother, William, Gent., N. Y. 



Wife, Hannah... 
John Backhouse, 
Abraham Corey . 



Wife, Elizabeth, 
Maiy Young. . . 



Ryer ^ringsteen . 
Sir Wm. Johnston 

Wife, Hannah — 



Nathan HiU 

Wife, Hannah 

Joseph Reade, Esq., N. J 



Brother, Jacob, Ulster Co ... . 
aug^ter, Mary S 
Catrina Duffee 



Daugjbter, Mary Simonsen, and 
ffei 



Wife, Frances. 



Wm. Cockbum, surveyor 

Son, Geoige 



Dats. 

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Jan. 30, 
Feb. 3, 



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Feb. 21, 



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March 19, " 

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March 31, " 

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March 23, " 

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April 30, 
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May 5, 
June 15, 
June 19, 

June 25, 

June 25, 

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Sept. 14, 
Sept. 16, 
Sept. 24, 

Sept. 26, 

Oct. 9, 

Oct. 10, 

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Name op Intestate. 

Matthew Clarkson, merchant, 
N. Y 

Daniel McCarter, soldier, 60th 
Regiment 

Amos Bird, Charlotte Co ... . 

Reschert Waldron, KinRs Co. 

Thomas Cloosten, N. Y . . . . 

Joseph Fowler, East Chester 

Nicholas Himtsicker, Albany 

Thomas Whitney, Albany . . 

John McNiel, Ireland 

Jacob Hallett, Ulster Co ... . 

Angus McLean, N. Y 

Joseph Mico, N. Y 

Peter Decker, Richmond Co. 

Hugh Dunlap, Duchess Co. . 

Garrett Roos, N. Y 

Thomas Shreve, Gent., N. Y. 

Catharine Hess, widow, Tryon 
Co 

Laurence Clum, Tr^'on Co . . 

• 

Jeremiah Taylor, N. Y 



To Whom Granted. 

Wife, Elizabeth 

Duncan McCarter 

Brother-in-law, Jabez Swift . . 

Son, Adolph 

George Crookshank 

Wife, Sarah 

Johanes Sharp 

John Whitney 

John Talbot 

Wife, Hannah 

Elizabeth Marten 

Joseph Reade 

Son, Matthew 

Walter James, N. Y 

Anthony Rutgers 

Wife, Mary 

Grandson, Johan Fred Hess. . 
Barbary Clum, Thomas Davis, 

Johans Wever 

John Hampton, N. J 



Date. 



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16, 1772 


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APPENDIX. 

Page 83. — The house and lot of Peter Rushton was 
on the north side of Liberty street, 25 feet west of Lib- 
erty Place. In 1802 Peter Rushton Maverick sold it to 
the Quakers, and a meeting house was built. This was 
afterward sold to the noted Grant Thorbum. Peter 
Rushton Maverick and his son and grandson were all 
noted engravers, and many specimens of their skill still 
remain. 

Page 97. — The house and lot of Abraham Lodge (now 
No. 5 Broadway, New York) was left by his daughter, 
Catharine Lodge, to John Wetherhead, by will, 1774. 
After the Revoltition it was confiscated and sold to the 
Livingstons. 

Page 102. — The house and lot of Benjamin Payne 
was on the northeast comer of Cherry and Roosevelt 
streets, and the lots on Front street, opposite. The 
house and lot on Beekman Slip is now Nos. 25-27 Fulton 
street. The house and lot " on Cannon's Dock " is now 
No. 210 Water street, also the lots opposite. The son 
Benjamin was a physician in Flushing, and died young, 
leaving one daughter, Sarah, who married Samuel B. 
NicoU. She was grandmother of Hon. DeLancey NicoU. 

— W. S. P. 



475 



ERRATA. 

Page 110 (17th line from top).— For Rev. Mr. Rinder- 
son read Punderson. 

Page 114 (15th line from top). — Read Frederick 
Dederick. 

Page 114 (16th line from bottom). — For Elijah read 
Elizabeth. 

Page 148 (5th line from bottom). — For John J. read 
John I. Carpenter. 

Page 156 (8th line from bottom). — For December 8 
read 28. 

Page 157 (13th line from bottom).— For 1767 read 

1768. 

Page 167 (4th line from top).— For Cobb read 
Caleb Coleman. 

Page 183 (15th line from top). — For Whorrey read 
AVharrey. 

Page 183 (19th line from top). — Insert comma be- 
tween Daniel and Graham. 

Page 187 (16th line from bottom). — For Joseph read 
James Umphrey. 

Page 191 (15th line from top). — For Francis V. read 
Francis W. Halsey. 

Page 192 (9th line from top).— For 1764 read 1768. 

Page 192 (11th line from top). — For May 4 read 
May 10, 1760. 

Page 218 (11th line from bottom).— For Aug. 29 
read 23. 

Page 223 (4th line from bottom). — For Daniel read 
David Gale. 

476 



ERRATA. 477 

Page 227 (10th line from bottom). — For Moriss read 
Morris. 

Page 230 (14th line from top). — For Jane read Jane 

Caspell. 

Page 250 (6th line from top). — For Gilbert read 
Gabriel. 

Page 250 (13th line from bottom).— For Elijah read 
Elizabeth. 

Page 251 (19th line from bottom). — For John read 
Jacob. 

Page 256 (top line). — ^For John read Jacob. 

Page 261 (11th line from top). — For Hannah read 
Hend. 

Page 262 (18th line from top). — For Margory read 
Margory Case. 

Page 270. — Will of Abraham Valentine also mentions 
daughters Ann and Sarah. 

Page 277 (14th line from bottom). — For Koonan read 
Koapman. 

Page 286 (13th line from bottom). — For Cornelius 
read Cornelia. 

Page 286. — Will of Peter Usuley also mentions daugh- 
ter Elizabeth. 

Page 290. — ^Will of Bartholomew Haddon mentions 
brothers Thomas and Job, but not Jacob. 

Page 290 (14th line from top).— For November 22 
read 27. 

Page 297 (12th line from top).— For Mitter read 
Miller. 

Page 302. — Will of Caleb Hunt also mentions Thomas 
Hunt. 

Page 305 (2d line from bottom). — For Yowen read 
Youen. 

Page 306 (top line).— For 6th day read 26th day. 

Page 338 (8th line from bottom). — For Crosby read 
Cooly. 



478 ERRATA, 

Page 338. — Will of Hannah Griffin, Jr., also mentions 
sister Ann, wife of James Hustis, Jr. 

Page 339 (top line). — For James Hnstis read 
Doughty Dole. 

Page 344 (8th line from top). — For Frans read 
Krans. 

Page 354 (12th line from top). — For Michel Johnson, 
Joseph Allison, Cornelius Allison and May 11, read 
Joseph Griffin, Edward Griffin, Joseph Thome and 
Nov. 4. 

Page 355. — ^Will of Adam Collins also mentions 
nephew Samuel Seely. 

Page 358 (7th line from bottom). — For Johanes read 
Jacobus. 

Page 367 (last line). — For Daniels read Davids. 

•Page 369 (17th line from bottom). — For grandson 
read son. 

Page 369 (3d line from bottom). — For McDonnell 
read McDowel. 

Page 372 (last line).— For August 25 read 28, 1770. 

Page 374 (11th line from bottom). — For Corley read 
Cory. 

Page 374 (11th line from bottom).— For 16th read 

10th. 

Page 382 (4th line from bottom). — For Williams read 
AVilson. 

Page 383 (16th line from top).— For 1760 read 1761. 

Page 387 (15th line from bottom).— For 1766 read 
1769. 

Page 403 (11th line from top). — For Johnson read 
Jackson. 

Page 408 (12th line from top).— For Cook read Cock. 

Page 410 (8th line from top). — For Hilliher read 
Hilliker. 

Page 410 (9th line from top). — For Van Went read 
Van Wart. 



ERRATA. 479 

Page 413 (4th line from top). — For Frecar read 
Frear. 

Page 422 (12th line from bottom). — For McMemiany 
read McMennomy. 

Page 434 (5th line from bottom). — For May 25 read 
July 15. 

Page 439 (14th line from bottom). — For October read 
December. 

Page 454 (14th line from top). — For Talman read 
Tolman. 

Page 455 (16th line from bottom). — For Smith read 
Switts. 

Page 456 (9th line from top). — For Catrina read Cor- 
nelia. 



INDEX. 



Abbott, Abijah, will of, 199. 

Abbott, Abijah, Jr., 199. 

Abbott, John, 199. 

Abbott, Mary, 199. 

Abbott, Samuel, 199. 

Abingdon, Susanah P., 445. 

Abirly, Dr. George, 464. 

Abirlv, Mary, 464. 

Abrahaxnson, Andrew, 463. 

Abramse, Ptyck, 31. 

Acahonac Neck, L. I., 19, 20, 60. 

Accabog, L. I., 393. 

Achmuty, Samuel, 178. 

Acker. Deliverance. 9. 

Ackerly, Dorothy, 189. 

Ackerman, Gulian, 63. 

Ackerman, Mary, 409. 

Acklay, John. 299. 

Acom, Patrick, 145. 

Adams, Charity, 27. 

Adams, John, 27. 

Adams, Jury, 144. 

Adams, Nathaniel, 110. 

Adams, Stephen, 110. 

Adams, William, 229, 407. 

Addoms, John, 422. 

Adriance, Abraham, 314, 413. 

Adriance, Aeltie, 413. 

Adriance, Catharine, 376. 

Aenn, John, 81. 

Africa, Ship, 148. 

Akerley, Benjamin, Jr., will of, 202. 

Akerley, Catharine, 202. 

Akerley, Jacamiah, 202. 

Akerley, Matthew, 202. 

Akerley, Samuel, 202. 

Akerley, William, 202. 

Akerman, Annattie, 239. 

Akerman, David, 239. 

Akerman, Eleia, 239. 

Akerman, Johanes, 239. 

Akerman, Maria, 239. 

Akerman, Nicholas, will of, 239. 

Akerman, William, 239. 

Albany, N. Y., 11, 17, 33, 41, 77, 108, 
114, 115, 140, 159, 160, 198, 208, 
252, 271, 302, 310, 323, 341, 399, 
444, 455, 456. 469. 

Albertson, Adah, 202. 

Albertson, Charity, 411. 

Albertson, DanieL 239. 

Albertson, Derrick, 238. 

Albertson, John, 215. 

Albertson, William, 412. 

Alburtis, Christian, 430. 

Alburtis, Elizabeth, 215. 



Alburtis, Geane, 36. 

Alburtis, Gedne, 36. 

Alburtis, Isaac, 36. 

Alburtis, James, 36, 37, 368; will of, 
430. 

Alburtis, James, 2d, 430. 

Alburtis, Jane, 430. 

Alburtis, John, 27, 36, 137, 430. 

Alburtis, Mary, 36, 215, 368, 430. 

Alburtis, Odyeron, will of, 36. 

Alburtis, Ordion, 430. 

Alburtis, Paul, 215. 

Alburtis, Paul, Jr., 215. 

Alburtis, Phebe, 215. 

Alexander, Mr., 167. 

Alfoord, Margaret, 317. 

Algeo, David, will of, 201. 

Algeo, David, Jr., 201. 

Algeo, David, 3d, 201. 

Algeo, John, 201. 

Algeo, Margaret, 201. 

Algeo, WilUam, 201. 

Ahnpton, Arthur, 458. 

Allaire, Peter, 3. 

Allee, John, 405. 

Allen, Henry, 230. 

Allen, Jacamiah, 464. 

Allen, Jane, 364. 

Allen, Margaret, 41, 42. 

Allen, Nathaniel, 42. 

Allen, Phebe, 42. 

Allen, PhiUp, 125. 

Allen, Samuel, will of, 41. 

Allen, Samuel, Jr., 42. 

Allen, Sarah, 42. 

Allen, Seth, 353, 354. 

Allen, Thomas, 16, 45. 

Allen, Violata, 42. 

Allison, Ann, 354. 

Allison, Cornelius, 354. 

Allison, Edward, 464. 

Allison, Elizabeth, 171. 

Allison, Isaac, 112. 

Allison, James, 354. 

Allison, John, 170. 

Allison, Joseph, 170, 354. 

Allison, Margaret, 170, 171. 

Allison, Martha, 170, 171. 

Allison, Phebe, 354. 

Allison, Richard, will of, 170; men- 
tioned, 354. 

Allison, Richardson, will of, 354. 

Allison, William, 170. 

Allison, Dr. William, 464. 

Alner, John, 231. 

Alsop, Richard, 28, 173. 



481 



482 



INDEX. 



Alsop, Robert, 128. 
Amberman, Nellie, 372. 
Amboj^, N. J., 59. 
Amenia, N. Y., 58. 

Amerman, Petrus, 135. 

Amerman, Willempthe, 135,] 

Amler, Jonathan, 99. 

Amory, John, 40. 

Anderson, Darhes, 409. 

Anderson, Dorcas, 409. 

Anderson, Elenor, 397. 

Anderson, Elizabeth, 409. 

Anderson, Isaac, 11. 

Anderson, John, 162. 466, 467. 

Anderson, Mahershal A., 466. 

Anderson, Mary, 409. 

Anderson, Nathaniel, 409. 

Anderson, WiUiam, will of, 397, 
409. 

Anderson, William, Jr., 409. 

Ando, John, 3. 

Andreas, Joshua, 467. 

Andrevet, Andrew, 289. 

Andrevet, Anne. 289. 

Andrevet, Elizabeth, 289. 

Andrevet, John, 289. 

Andrevet, Peter, will of, 289. 

Andrevet, Peter, Jr., 289. 

Andrevet, Rachel, 289. 

Andrevet, Rebecca, 289. 

Andrevet, Susanah, 289. 

Andries, ^Vndries, 223. 

Andriese, Barent, 398. 

Angevine, Lewis, 409. 

Anthony, John, 236. 

Anthony's Nose, N. Y., 32. 

Antelope, ship, 81. 

Antuny, Joseph, 164. 

Apple, Jacob, 161. 

Apthorpe, Charles W., 200, 

Apthorpe, William, 200. 

Archer, Abigail, 16. 

Archer, Anthony, 270, 

Archer, Caleb, 16. 

Archer, Kzekiel, 15, 16, 292. 

Archer, John, 16, 65; will of, 445. 

Archer, Jonathan, will of, 15; men- 
tioned, 162, 219. 

Archer, Philena, 292. 

Archer, Sarah, 15, 16. 

Ardon, Janicf*, 136. 

Area, John, 34. 

Arcll, Hannah, 469. 

Arell, Peter, 469. 

Areson, James, 174, 

Areson, Johanes, 242. 

Argyle, N. Y., 205. 

Arms, Hannah, 404. 

Arms, John, will of, 404. 

Anns, John W., 404. 

Arms, .Tosiah, 404. 

Anns, Lucynda, 404. 

Arms, Susannah, 404. 

Armstrong, Ann, 132. 

Armstrong, Rev. Francis, 396. 

Armstrong, James, 227. 

Armstrong, Matthew, 469. 



Armstrong, Richard, 272. 
Armstrong, Susannah, 396. 
Armstrong, William, 133. 
Arnold, David, 40, 94. 
Arnold, Hezekiah, will of, 41. 
Arnold, John, 41. 
Arnold, Robert, 41. 
Arnold, Sarah, will of, 195. 
Arthur, Samuel, 243. 
Aspinwall, John, 231. 
Athens, N. Y., 453. 
Atherstone, Eng., 414. 
Auchmuty, Rev. Samuel, 200. 
Austen, Anne, 134. 
Aust-en, Isaac, 134. 
Austen, Jacob, 134. 
Austen, John, 134. 
Austen, Jonathan, will of, 134. 
Austen, Jonathan, Jr., 134. 
Austen, Phebe, 134. 
Austen, Rebecca, 134. 
Austen, Robert, 134. 
Austen, Silas, 134. 
Austen, Smith, 134. 
Avery, Ephriam, 420. 
Avery, John, 341. 
Axtell, Margaret, 104, 309. 
Axt«ll, Wilham, 104, 309, 374. 
Aymor, John, 95. 

Babcock, Adam, 329. 

Backhouse, John, 472. 

Badger, John, Jr., 464. 

Bagley, Josiah, will of, 230. 

Bagley, Martha, 230. 

Bagleys, Daniel, 468. 

Bagleys, Thomas. 468. 

Bailey, Mehitabel, 265. 

Bailies, Daniel, 457. 

BaiUes, Elias, 457. 

Baily, Edward, 148. 

Baird, Francis, 355. 

Baker, Captain, 19. 

Baker, Etnelanah, 49. 

Baker, Jemima, 184, 235. 

Baker, Jonathan, 20. 

Baker, Mary, 298. 

Baker, Miriam, 219. 

Baker, Nathaniel, 416. 

Baker, Capt. Nathaniel, 366. 

Baker, Thomas, 62, 298. 

Baker, WUliam, 186. 

Bakers, 46, 49, 55, 69, 105, 119, 181, 

301, 326. 
Balback, Johanes, 46. 
Baldwin, Elizabeth, 73. 
Baldwin, George, 73. 
Ballyline, Ireland, 25. 
Bancker, Adrian, Jr., 412. 
Bancker, Evert, 216. 
Bancker, Evert, Jr., 199. 
Bancker, Gerald, 414. 
Bancker, William, 426. 
Bane, Wilham, 470. 
Banker, John, 271. 
Banks, Anna, 50. 
Banks, Capt. Jacob, 171. 



Banks, Samuel, SO. 



Bnreklow, Abrnlittiu, wiU of, 116. 
Barcklow, Catharine, 116. 
Bareklow, Corneliiu, IIB. 
Barcldow. GaiTtU, 115. 
Darclay, .^^d^eas, 436. 
Bsrclav, Jacobua, 435. 
Bard, ,loha, 443. 
Bard, Sami.pl, 178, 448. 
BaiiEiT, IVancLa, 13-t. 
Barvcr, Gilbert, 81. 
Barheit, Andries, 55. 
Barhcit, Bareot. wiU of, 54. 
Barheit. Barent, Jr., . 
Barh 



!, 55. 
Harneit, Gerardus, 54. 
Barheit, Gertrude, 55. 
Barheit, Rebecca, 54. 
B&rbeit, Roles, 55. 
Barker, Caleb, 338. 
Barker, James, 390. 
Barker, Samuel, 408. 
Barker, William, 463. 
Barley, Edward, 130. 
Barley, Rebecca, 130. 
Barlow, David, 111. 
Bamaby, Elizabeth, 362. 
Bamaby, Hannah, 362. 
Bamabv, James, will of, 362; men- 

tioDed, 3Q7. 
Bamaby, James, Jr., 3fl2. 
Bamaby, I.oia, 362. 
Bamaby, Sabra, 362. 
Bamard, Ann, 157. 
Barnard, l.lH'Unai r, llM. 
Barnard, Jon.eg, wlU of, 157. 
Barnes, Annn, 2SS. 
Barnes, Elianbeth, 2S8. 
Barnes, George, 436. 
Barnes, leaao, 230, 363, 364 will ot. 



, Jr. 2) 



Barnes, Dr. 
Barnes, Noa 



Barre. William, 14. 
Barry. Thomas, 445. 
Bartell, Jobana, 468. 
Bartlett, Mercy, 112. 
Barton, Elisba, Jr., 270. 
Barton. Margaret, 57. 
Barton, Thomas, will of, 67 
Bartow, Ba^l, 47. 



Bartow, John, 24, 47, 102, 157, 103, 

288,362. 
Barlow, Theodoaia. 80. 
Bartow, Thonuu, 80. 
Barv, David, 41. 
Unas, Anuettic, 1211. 
Baas. Elsie, 129, 466. 
Bass, James, will of, 12D. 
Bais, John, 465. 
Baaa, John, Jr., 120. 
BnM, Marithp, 129. 
Bass, Marytie, 129. 
Bass, Barah, 129. 
Jlas-nett. t'rtincis 15,419. 
Hate, AlctiULkT, 453. 
Bates, Alexander, 467. 
Batta, Eleck, 182. 
Batts, Margaret, 182. 
Batls, Robert, 472. 
Batty, David, 469. 
Baxter, Elixabeth, 185. 
Baxter, Israel, 185. 
Baxter, John, 185. 
Baxter, Ketiah, 185. 
Baxter, Mary, 185. 
Baxter, Mitchell, 185. 
Baxter, Oliver, will of, 185. 

Baxter, Roger, 

"— ~r, Sarah 
DaxLer, Stcpi 
Bayard, Clmi 



Bavard, MriKi'Ti", 
Bayard, MarRariti 
Bayard, Nnucy, ^' 

Bayard) iicbi'c.-H,' 
Bayard, Mtij. H„l 
Bayard, HI,.,,!,!.,., 
Bayard, Wiliif.m, 
Bayeux, S^.r»l,, -lO. 
Bayeux, Thomaa, 40, 
Baylea, Daniel, 80, 168. 
Bayles, David, 92. 
Bayles, Deborah, 188. 
Bayles. Elias. 92. 168, 436. 
Bayles, Elias. Jr., 438. 
Bayles. Jean, 1 88, 
Bayles, John, 249. 
Bayles, Jonathan, 188. 
Baylea, Lurania, 188. 
Bayles, Nathaniel, 249. 
Baylea, Richard, will of. 188. 
Bayles, Richard, Jr., 188. 
Baylea, Riiboma, 188. 
Bayles. Ruth. 189. 
Bayles, Sarah, 188. 
Bayles, 'rhoma.fl, 80. 
Baylev, Henjamin, wiU of, 38S. 
Bayley, Benjamm, Jr., 385. 
Bayley, ChrJHiian, :ifir,. 
Bavley, Gamaliel, 385, 386, 
Bavley, Jonathan, 385. 
Bayley, Nathaniel, 291. 
Bayley, Nathaniel, 386. 



200, 



484 



INDEX. 



Bays. Marie, 367. 

Becuile, Amos, 241. 

Bealy, Marv, 209. 

Bean, William, 172. 

Beane, Daniel, 94. 

Beasley, Henry, 466. 

Beasley, John, 466. 

Beasly, John, 198. 

Beaton, Mary, 263. 

Beatty, Arthur, 187. 

Beatty, Thomas, 263. 

Beattys, Margaret, 373. ] 

Beck, WyUem, 181. 

Becker, Dirck, 114. 

Becker, Eva, 114. 

Beckman, Johanes, 115. 

Becour, Abigail, 145. 

Becour, Pheoe, 145. 

Bedell, Ann. 186, 201. 

Bedell, David, 202. 

Bedell, EUas, will of, 201. 

Bedell, Hannah, 186. 

Bedell, James, 216. 

Bedell, John, 186, 216. 

Bedell, John, Jr., 440. 

Bedell, Joseph, will of, 186. 

Bedell, Joseph, Jr., 186. 

BedeU, Miriam, 186. 

Bedell, Silas, 186. 

Bedell, Uriah, 469. 

Bedford, N. Y., 97, 98, 109, 110, 222, 

223, 249, 250, 308. 
Bedlow, Wilham, 103. 
Beebee, Hannah, 466. 
Becbee, Samuel, 466. 
Beebee, Samuel, Jr., 466. 
Beek, Caleb, 330. 
Beekman, Adam, 221. 
Beekman, Barent, 221. 
Beekman, Charles, will of, 221. 
Beekman, Charles, Jr., 221. 
Beekman, Cornelia, 180. 
Beekman, Cornelius, 12. 
Beekman, Elizabeth, 444. 
Beekman, Eyda, 221. 
Beekman, Gerard, 181. 
Beekman, James, 465. 
Beekman, Hendricus, 221. 
Beekman, Henry, 125. 
Beekman, James, 228. 
Beekman, Jolm, 221, 453. . 
Beekman, Maria, 181. 
Beekman, Samuel. 221, 444. 
Beekman, Susanah, 471. 
Beekman, Thomas, 254. 
Beckman, William. 22. 
Beekman, Dr. William, 180, 423. 
Beekman, William, Jr., 347. 
Beekmans Precinct, N. Y., 18, 19, 

124, 125, 391, 427, 468. 
Belden, Samuel, 98. 
Boll, Benjamin, 121. 
BelUnger, Elizabeth, 139. 
Bellinger, Frederick, will of, 138. 
Bellinger, Joost, 286. 
Bellinger, Thomas, 138. 
Bend, Grove, 396. 



Benjamin, Abijgail, 40. 

Bennet, Anattie, 197. 

Bennet, Anne, 37. 

Bennet, Christopher, 197. 

Bennet, Ferdinand, 197. 

Bennet, Geertie, 197. 

Bennet, Jacob, 35, 198. 

Beimet, Jacobus, 197. 

Bennet, Jeromus, 37. 

Bennet, John, 37, 197. 

Bennet, Joost, 197. 

Bennet, Joris, will of, 37. 

Bennet, Joris, 2d^ 37. 

Bennet, Margaritie, 197. 

Bennet, Petrus, 197. 

Bennet, Rem, 37. 

Bennet, Saertie, 197. 

Bennet, Sarah, 37. 

Bennet, Weynant, will of, 197. 

Bennet, Weynant, Jr., 197. 

Bennet, Wilhelmus, 281. 

Bennett, Christopher, 348. 

Bennett, Elizabeth, 300. 

Bennett, Jacob, 300. 

Bennett, Peter, 405. 

Bennett, Timothy, 422. 

Bennett, Weynant, 348. 

Bennis, Daniel, 468. 

Bennit, Harmantie, 376. 

Bennit, John, 250, 376. 

Benson, Abraham, 181. 

Benson, Christopher, 19. 

Benson, Henry, 290. 

Benson, Jacob, 8. 

Benson, Robert, 44, 104. 

Benson, Samson, 469. 

Bergen, Antie, 64. 

Bergen, Geeshe, 280, 281. 

Bergen, Jacob, will of, 64; mentioned, 
92, 207. 

Bergen, Johanes, 14, 64, 198. 

Bergen, John, 51. 

Bergen, John, Jr., 207. 

Bergen, Michael, 64. 

Bergen, Michel H., 334. 

Bergen, Sarah, 64. 

Bergen, Simon, 280. 

Bergen, Tunis, 281. 

Berger, Philip, 43. 

Berian, Peter, 69, 117. 

Bermuda, W. I., 471. 

Berrian, Cornelius, will of, 69; men- 
tioned, 137, 224, 242. 

Berrian, Cornelius, Jr., 69, 177. 

Berrian, Jacob, 69. 

Berrian, John, 69. 

Berrian, Nicholas, 69. 

Berrian, Peter, 69, 117. 

Berrian, Phebe, 69. 

Berrian, Richard, 66, 69. 

Berrian, Ruth, 69. 

Berrian, Samuel, 69, 292. 

Berrian, Sarah, 69. 

Berrien, Cornelius, 69, 137, 224, 242. 

Berrien, Cornelius, Jr., 242. 

Berrien, Gessie, 314. 

Berrien, Richard, 314. 



Beninger, J&eob, 191. 

Berringer, Gertruy, 191, 192, 

Berry, JacamintLe, 131. 

Berry, Mary, 131, 132. 

Berry, Samuel, wLU of, 131. 

Berry, Waller, 131, 132. 

H.Tlr:im. IVlor Jr., 229. 

Hr>lFv. ,Iniiit^40T. 

Besley, Mary, 407. 

Bestey, Oliver, 407. 

Hethpage I 'iirch !!■<.■, L. I., 173. 

Belts, .\grie-i. 118. 

Hetts, Ann, 267. 

BettB, Daniel, li2. 289. 

Belts, ]jr.-b„rali, 2B!). 

BettB, .Tiilin, }6a. 

Betts, .Millicent, 176. 

Bett«, Richard, 116, 242, 269. 

BetU, i:idi:ir,l, .Jr.. 137. 

BettB, RiiUi, lUi, US. 

BetU, S:.imi.'l, IIS. 

Bettfl, Thomaa, 269. 

Betts, William, Jr., 267, 466. 

Betzer, William. 2113, 

Beverhovit, MHrnafet, 3-lfl, 

Bo\-erhout, M«ri£:irilie, 345, 346. 

Bcverhout, Mary. 346. 

Beverlev. Mass., 13. 

Bevier, Abraliain, will of, 424. 

Berier, Abraham, Jr.. 424. 

Bevier, Cathorine, 424. 

Bevier, Jacomvnlie, 424. 

Bevior, Capt, .Inlmnes. 206. 

Bevier, Louis. 203, 204. 

Bevier, Magdalena, 424. 

Bevier, Marsoritie, 424. 

Bevier, Mana, 424. 

Bevier, Samuel, 405. 

Bevier, Sarah, 424. 

Bevier, Solomon, 424. 

Bevardua. f':iirardiji, 144. 

Bi^. Darid, 21. 

Bigga. David, Jr., 21. 

Bigga, laaac, 21, 152. 

Bigga, Jacob, 21, 411. 

Bigga, JamM, 21. 

Bigga, John, 21. 

'Bigga, Natfaaniel, 24g. 

Biggs, Samuel, will of, 21. 

BilHEW, James, 384. 385. 

BiUiew, Peter, 384, 3S5. 

Billinger, Peter, 334, 

Biilop, Christophor. 174. 

Bird, Amos, 473. 

Binkall, Benjamin, will of, 445. 



1, Jr., 446. 



Birdsall, Ben] 
Birdfloll, Dau 
Birdsall, Deborah. 446. 
Birdsall, Eliinbelh, 440, 
Birdsall, &(artha, 44.'i, 446. 
Birdsall, Mary, 446, 
Birdsall, Natlinnivl, 445. 
Birdsall, Phebe, 446. 
Birdsall, Sarah. 446. 
Birdsell, Add, 297, 
BirdseU, Daniel, 158, 188. 
Bishop, John, 418. 



Bitaber, Adam, will ot 324. 
Bilaher, Catharine, 226. 
Bitaher, Eliiabeth. 225. 
Bilaher, Geertie, 225. 
Bitaher, Maritie, 225. 



■, Pel 



r, •22.\ 



Bitaher, WiJliai 

Bilier, Jacob, 1!12. 203. 

Bitier, Williain, -^-Mj. 

BUck, Aaron, 470. 

Black, Anna, 470. 

Black horse tavern, N. Y. Gty, 397. 

Blagge, John, 273. 

Blacksmiths, 2, 12, 38, 49, 68, 83, 164, 
169, 207, 213, 214. 217, 260, 26n, 
277, 283, 304, 352, 371, 386, 388, 
393, 418, 420. 445, 466. 

Slake, Eliiabeth, 378, 

Blake, Henrv, 378. 

Bloke, Jonathan, 404. 

Blamless, Mary, 381. 

Blanehard, John F., 470. 
irrj, Mary, ■ 



Blanc 



ivill of, 2 



I, 22. 



Blanck, Abraham, 2d, 22. 
Blanck, Caaparus, 22. 
Blanck, Isaac, 22. 
Blanck, Jacob, 22. 
Blanck, Jeremiah, 22. 
Blanck, Mary, 22. 
Blanck, Paul, 22. 
Binnok, Rnhert, 22. 
Ulan ■ ~ ■ -- 

Blan 
Bloiik, Mary, 230, 
Blauvelt, Isaac, 432. 
Blau^-elt, Itanc A., 432 
Blauvelt, Tunis, 432, 
Blawfelt, Julinnea J,,4 



Bloc 

Bloodgood, Marv, 72, 
Bloodgood, Wilfiam, 72, 230. 
Bloom. Abmhnni, 310, 430. 
Bloom, Altie, 368, 
Blijom, Daniel, 360, 
Bloom, Feramilie, wiU of, 413. 
Bloom, George, 429, 
Bloom, Gerlnivd, 210. 
Bloom, Jacob. *222, 223, 



Bloo 



Lrear 



I. 429. 



I, Sarah, 73. 

Bloomingdale, N, Y, Citv, 200, 201 
Bloomendftll. Alberlua, 302. 
Bloomendall, ComeUiif., S02. 
BloomcnJall. Mass.. 302, 303. 
Bloomer, Gilbert, 27, 339. 
Bloomers, Robert, 351, 
Blooming Green, N. Y., 148. 
Blowers, Charles, 360. 
Blowers, Mary, 306. 
Blydenburgh, Mary, 467. 
Blydenburgh, William, 467. 



486 



INDEX. 



Boatbuilders, 469. 

Boatmen, 342, 443, 465. 

Bocke, Abraham, 31, 336. 

Bockhout, Abraham, 408. 

Bockhout, An tie, 10. 

Bockhout, Hester, 408. 

Bockhout, Isaac, will of, 9. 

Bockhout, Jacob, 10, 367. 

Bockhout, JacobiLs, 408. 

Bockhout, Johanes, mentioned, 222; 
will of, 407. 

Bockhout, John, 10, 408. 

Bockhout, Margaret, 408. 

Bockhout, Mary, 10, 408. 

Bockhout, Nancy, 408. 

Bockhout, Peter, 408. 

Bockhout, Rachel, 10. 

Bockie, Abigail, 31. 

Bockie, Abraham, will of, 31; men- 
tioned, 336. 

Bockie, Martha, 31. 

Bockie, Rebecca, 31. 

Bockie, Sarah, 31. 

Bockie, William, 31. 

Boerum, Geertie, 251. 

Boerum, Gertruyd, 210. 

Boerum, Isaac, 210. 

Boerum, Jacob, 251, 252. 

Boerum, John, 210. 

Boerum, Nicholas, 252. 

Boerum, Rachel, 210. 

Boerum, Simon, 14, 59, 64, 123, 147, 
198, 207, 210, 223, 252, 281, 296, 
348, 390, 421, 441. 

Boerum, William, 123; wiU of, 210, 
251. 

Boerum, William, Jr., 210, 252. 

Bogardus, Evert, 254. 

Bogardus, Petrus, 213. 

Hogart, Cornelius, 255. 

Bogart, Guysbert O., 320. 

Bogart, Henry I., 208. 

Bogart, Isaac, 208. 

Bogart, Isaac, Jr., 208. 

Bogart, John, 302. 

Bogart, John, Jr., 357. 

Bogert, Abrahjun, 147, 464. 

Bogert, Adrian, 147. 

Bogert, Antie, 147. 

Bogert, Cornelius, 147. 

Bogert, Guisbcrt, 147. 

Bogort, Henry C, 396. 

Bogert, Henry I., 115. 

Bogert, James, Jr., 141. 

Bogert, Janattie, 147. 

Bogert, Maria, 147. 

Bogert, Teunis, will of, 146; men- 
tioned, 464. 

Bogert, Teunis, Jr., 464, 

Bogert, Townsend, 147. 

Bopet, Isaac, 325. 

Boisly, Jane, 463. 

Boisly, John, 4G3. 

Bolters, 435. 

Bond, Ann, 469. 

Bond, Jacob, will of, 19. 

Bond, Mary, 19. 



Bond, Mercy, 19. 

Bond, Samuel, 469. 

Bond, Sarah, 19. 

Bonin, John, 15. 

Bonin, Prudence, 15. 

Bonnell, Elias, 36. 

Bonnett, Daniel, will of, 95. 

Bonnett, Daniel, Jr., 95. 

Bonnett, David, 95. 

Bonnett, Elinor, 95. 

Bonnett, Jane, 95. 

Bont, Peter, 419. 

Boogert, Anna, 464. 

Boogert, Benjamin, 464. 

Boone, Alice, 447. 

Boone, John, 447. 

Boone, Richard, 447. 

Boone, Thomas, will of, 447. 

Boone, William, 447. 

Borden, Anne, 268. 

Tiorden, William, 471. 

Bordentown, N. J., 3. 

Bordet, Anetje, 34. 

Bordet, Daniel, will of, 34. 

Bordet, Elijah, 35. 

Bordet, Marya, 35. 

Boreland, WUliam, 132. 

Borrea, Francis, 357. 

Borrea, Francis, Jr., 357. 

Boshort, Henrj% 123. 

Bostoft, Mass., 78. 

Bostwick, Ephraim, 41. 

Bottle Hill, N. J., 156. 

Bouckhout, Johanes, 222, 407. 

Boudinot, Elias, 342. 

Bourdeaux, Daniel, 415. 

Bourdeaux, James, 415. 

Bourgaw, John, 314. 

Bourgaw, Margaritie, 314. 

Bourgous, Peter, 94. 

Bourke, Elizabeth, 465. 

Bourke, John, 465. 

Bouseman, Elizabeth, 409. 

Bouton, Daniel, ^8. 

liowdich, Nathaniel, 125. 

Bowles, John, 7, 288, 295, 299, 306, 
428. 

Bowne, Abigail, 257. 

Bowne, Hannah, 49. 

Bowne, James, 257. 

Bowne, James, Jr., 59. 

Bowne, Joseph, 171, 282, 343. 

Bowne, Mary, 257. 

Bowne, Samuel, will of, 257; men- 
tioned, 448. 

Bowne, Samuel, Jr., 257. 

Bowne, Sarah, 257. 

Bowne, Willett, 257. 

l^ovd, Marv A., 407. 

Boyd, Robert, 64: 

Boyd, Samuel, 187. 

Bovd, William, 83. 

Bradford, William, 318. 

Bradley, Christopher, 386. 

Bradley, Marv, 1.52. 

Bradley, Richard, 148, 397. 

Bradner, John, 353. 



INDEX. 



487 



Brads, Francis, 105. 

Brads, Francis, Jr., 105. 

Bradshaw, Hannah, 470 

Bra^aw, Isaac, 444. 

Braine, Daniel, 171. 

Braine, James, 38. 

Braine, Judith, 171. 

Braine, Mar\', 171. 

Braine, Mildred, 171. 

Braine, Miriam, 230. 

Braine, Nanny. 171. 

Braine, Samuel, 171. 

Braine, Sarah, 171. 

Braine, Thomas, 4, 25, 27, 89, 131, 

203, 268, 269, 276; wiU of, 171. 
Braine, Dr. Thomas, 71. 
Braine, Thomas, Jr., 171. 
Brainerd, David, 156. 
Brambos, William, 35. 
Brammer, Jolm, 272. 
Brander, Lawrence, will of, 178. 
Brandow, Frederick, 77. 
Brandow, Nicholas, 321. 
Brant, Hannah, 62. 
Braser, Henry, 470. 
Braser, Henr>', Jr., 470. 
Brasiers, 148, 302. 
Brassett, William, 463. 
Brat, ComeUa, 455, 456, 479. 
Brat, Dirck, will of, 455. 
Brat, Engeltie, 456. 
Brat, Peter, 450. 
Brat, Peter D., 455. 
Brat, Trintie, 450. 
Bratt, Catharine, will of, 127. 
Bratt, Deborah, 127. 
Bratt, Frans, 127. 
Bratt, Isaac, 127. 
Bratt, John, 127. 
Bratt, Susanah, 127. 
Bratt, Vroughtie, 127. 
Braundil, Andrew, 298. 
Breasted, James, 97. 
Brecchesmakers, 47, 69. 
Brevoort, F:iia.s, 236. 
Brevoort, Henry, 449. 
Brewer, Mr., 145. 
Brewers, 86. 

Brewerton, George, Jr., 237. 
Brewster, Benjamin, 89, 291. 
Brewster, Benjamin, Jr., 291. 
Brewster, Henry, 86. 
Brewster, Janios, 329. 
Brewster, Joseph, 79, 329, 411. 
Brewster, Temperance, 411. 
Birckell, Margaret, 21. 
Brickell, Thoma**, will of, 21. 
Brickhall, Abraham, will of, 72. 
Brickhall, Abraham, Jr., 72, 73. 
Brickhall, Ann, 72. 
Brickhall, Elizabeth, 72. 
Brickhall, Hendrick, 72. 
Brickhall, Mary, 72. 
Brickhall, Sarah, 72. 
Bricklayers, 94, 121. 453. 
Bridgehampton, L. I., 66, 85, 166, 

220, 305, 417. 



Briggs, Ann, 171. 

Briggs, Catharine, 171. 

Briggs, Elizabeth, 171. 

Briggs, Eunice, 171. 

Briggs, Gabriel, 171. 

Briggs, James, will of, 171. 

Briggs, Jonathan, 171. 

Briggs, Joshua, 468. 

Briggs, Margaret, 171. 

Briggs, Miriam, 171. 

Briggs, Sarah, 171. 

Briggs, Walter, 468. 

Brinckerhoff, Abraham, 198, 199, 
200, 413. 

Brinckerhoff, An tie, 413. 

Brinckerhoff, Daniel, 406. 

BrinckerhoflF, Dirck, 198, 199, 413. 

Brinckerhoff, Elizabeth, 413. 

BrinckerhoflF, F'emmitie, 413. 

BrinckerhoflF, Isaac, 413. 

BrinckerhoflF, John A., 413. 

BrinckerhoflF, Joris, will of, 198, 
199. 

BrinckerhofT, Lucretia, 199. 

Brinkerhoflf, Abraham, 242, 444. 

BrinkerhoflT, Dirck, 464. 

BrinkerhoflF, Hannah. 242. 

BrinkerhoflF, Hendrick, 177. 

BrinkerhoflF, John, 72. 

BrinkerhoflF, Sarah, 72. 

BrinkerhoflF, Tunis, 177, 242. 

Britbh Army, 26th and 34th Regi- 
ments, 360. 

Brit tain, Nathaniel, 426. 

Brittan, Richard, 187. 

Brittin, Benjamin. 468. 

Britton, Nathaniel, 115, 436. 

Brockholst, Anthony, 13. 

Brockholst, Henry, *13, 182. 

Brockholst, Joana, 182. 

Brockholst, Johanah, 13. 

Brockholst, Judy, 13. 

Brockholst, Marj', will of, 13, 14; men- 
tioned. 182. 

Brockholst, Su.sanah, 13. 

Brockway, Natlian, 467. 

Brockway, Tiphany, 467 

Brodhead, Daniel, 293. 

Brodhead. John, 293. 

Bronck, Casparu.s, 470 

Bronk. Annake, 322. 

Brookhaven, L. I., 21, 64, 65, 79, 85, 
89, 151, 152, 189, 248, 250, 290, 
327, 329, 410, 411, 469. 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 1, 2, 7, 48, 65, 67, 
64, 100, 101, 123, 130, 146, 197, 
210, 222, 223, 251, 280, 347, 420, 
440. 

Brooks, Catharine, 393. 

Brooks, Isaac, 230. 

Brooks, Jane, 230. 

Brooks, John, will of, 230. 

Brooks, John, 2d, 230. 

Brooks, Jonathan, 369, 

Brooks, Mary, 230. 

Brooks, Nanno, 230. 

Brooks, Rebecca, 230. 



Broome, Abigail, 457. 

Broome, Elizabeth, 458. 

Broome, John, 458. 

Broome, Samuel, will of, 457. 

Broome, Bfimuel, Jr., 456- 

Brower, AbrahaDi, 64. 

Brower, Cornelia, 1125. 

Brower, Coracliiu, nil! of, 125. 

Brower, Darid, 296, 373. 

Brower, Hendriok, 125, 126. 

Brower, Jeremiob, 210. 

Brower, John, 43, 45, 83, 129, 207. 

Brower, Jurrie, 1. 

Brower, Mary, 136. 

Brower, WilGam, 408. 

Brower, William, Jr., 64, 

Brown. Aim, 8, 227. 

Brown, Benjamin, will of, 129; men- 
tioned 133, 471). 

Brown, Beniamin, Jr., 130, 133. 

Brown, Chnatopher, 133, 375. 

Brown, Daniel 130. 133, 160. 

Brown. Capt. Daniel, 387. 

Brown, David, 133, 134, 403. 

Brown, Dinah, 428. 

Brown, Duncan, 141, 

Brown, Klinor, 45. 

Brown, Evert, 46. 

Brown, Frederick, will of, 45. 

Brown, UackaliaJi, 130, 134. 

Brown, Hackaliah, Jr., 133. 

Brown, Hannah 45, 166, 463. 

Brown, Henry, 166. 

Brown. Isaac, 4-'), 133. 

Brown, James, 98, 375. 

Brown, Joanna, 45. 278. 

Brown, Jonathan, 134, 166. 

Brown, Jonathan, Jr., 134, 205. 

Brown, Joseph, 130, 133. 

Brown, .Joeiah, 133. 

Brown, ilary, 106, 28S. 

Brown, NatEian. 133. 

Brown, Petor, 178; will of, 375. 

Brown, Phebe, 166. 

Brown, rhilip, 268. 

Brown, Rebcwca, 45. 

Brown, Richard 227, 256, 393. 

Brown, Capt. Richard, 375. 

Brown, Ricliard, Jr., 227. 

Brown, Robert, 472. 

Brown, Samuel, 11, 166, 347, 382, 

Brown, .Sarah, 166. 237, 256. 

Brown, Suaanah. 166, 227 256. 

Brown, Sybil, 218. 

Brown. Thomoa, 41, 81, 130, 1^3, 250; 
wiU of, 133, 236. 

Brown, Tboinaa, Jr., will of, 256. 

Brown, Timothy, will of, 165, 166. 

Brown, William, 130, 133, 285, 

Brown. Zebadiah, 130. 

Browne, Mary, 13. 



5, Williai 



, 13. 



Bruckman, Henrj-, 390. 
BruDcIc, Lambert, 293. 
Brundige, Abigail, 134. 
Brundige, Comfort, 38. 
Brundige, David, will of, 98, 
Bmndige, David, Jr., SS. 
Brundige, Euiute, 38. 
Brundige, Gilbert, 133. 351, 406. 
Brundige, Hackaliah. 134. 
Brundige, Htumali, U8. 
Brundige, Jamea, 98. 
Brundige, Jeremiah, 38. 
Brundige, John, 38. 
Brundige, Joshua, 38. 
Brundige, Mary, 3S, 134. 
Brundige, Moses, will of, 38. 
Bmndige, Nathaniel, 38, 298. 
Brundige, Nefaemiah, 133. 
Brondige, Sarah 98, 134. 
Brundige, ZebatUah, 134. 
Brush, Crean, 7. 
Brush, John, 42. 
Bruyn, Jacobus, 91, 234, 344. 
Bruyn, Johanes, 344, 405. 
Bryan, James, 470. 



Bryai 



, Gloriii 



Brawnjofin, William, Jr., 447. 
Bruce, William, 464. 
Bruce, Dr. William, 178. 



Bryant, Hugh, 470, 

Bryant, Joaepli, 27. 

Buchanan, Charitv, 164. 

Buchanan, Walter, 318. 

Buck, Luycaa v., 252. 

Buckland, Fliieabcth, 131. 

Buckland, Joseph, will of, 131. 

Uudd, Anu, 8, i45. 

Budd, Eliaha, will of, 8. 

liudd, John, 40t). 

Budd, Jonathan, 8. 

Budd, Josbuu. 205. 

Rudd, Mr., 15.1. 

Budd, Mnrv, 469. 

Budd, Muriam, 8. 

Budd, Nicholas, 29S. 

Budd, Phebc, 8. 

Budd, Richard, 24. 

Budd, Sarah, 8. 

Buffet, Joseph, Jr., 399. 

Hufflerj-, Jacob, 187. 

Buffery, Marearet, 187. 

Bugby, Elisabeth, 229. 

RulcB, Elinor, 9. 

Buela, Henry, 9. 

liulea, John, will of, 9. 

Bulea, Robert, 9. 

Bulklev. Peter, 110. 

Bull, Joseph, 464. 

Bull, Marv, 380. 

Bull. Richard, 224. 

Bull, Thumas, 380. 

Hulkick, Comer, 356. 

BullocJc, Deliverance, 356. 

Bultock, Ellis, 366. 

liurbridge, Julius K.. 329. 

Burford, (ieorKe, 38. 

Burgan, Philip, 12. 

Burger, Anake, 217. 

BurRcr, Diana, 217. 

Burger, Gilbert, 105, 108, 231, 419 



INDEX. 



489 



Burger, John, 463. 

Burger, Rjrnier, will of, 217. 

Burger, Trieimtie, 217. 

Burgin, Philip, 43. 

Burgow, Peter, 95. 

Burnans, Abraham, 441, 442. 

Burhans, Anneke, 442. 

Burhans, Jacob, 254. 

Burhans, Johanes, 442. 

Burhans, Sarah, 442. 

Burke, Anne, 216, 346. 

Burke, John, 78. 

Burling, Edward, 440. 

Burling, Edward, Jr., 440. 

Burling, James, 148, 204, 268. 

Burling, John, 204, 390. 

Burling, John, Jr., 102. 

Burling, Rebecca, 440. 

Burling, Samuel, 306. 

Bumham, Anthony, 22, 23. 

Bumham, Elizabeth, 23. 

Bumham, Isabella, 22, 23. 

Bumham, Robert, 22, 23. 

Bumham, William, will of, 22. 

Bumham, William, Jr., 22, 23. 

Bums, Captain, 450. 

Bums, George, 398. 

Bums, James, 23. 

Bums, Thomas, 333. 

Burr, Jane, 472. 

Burr, Joseph, Jr., 27. 

Burroughs, Anthony S., 427. 

Burroughs, Benjamm, will of, 144. 

Burroughs, Deborah, 144. 

Burroughs, Elizabeth, 144. 

Burroughs, James, 144. 

Burroughs, John, 176, 177. 

Burroughs, Joseph, 144, 176. 177. 

Burroughs, Margaret, will of, 176. 

Burroughs, Nat nan, 144. 

Burroughs, Thomas, 144. 

Burroughs, William, 144. 

Burt, A nn, 90. 

Burt, Richard, 471. 

Bush, Catharine, 162. 

Bush, Cornelius, 162. 

Bush, David, 448. 

Bush, Edward, 154. 

Bush, John, 162. 

Bush, Neltye, 162. 

Bush, Timothy, 403. 

Bush wick, L.* I., 1, 34, 35, 300, 

412. 
Bussing, Sarah, 120. 
Butchers, 304, 471. 
Butler, James, 464. 
Butler, John, 343, 448. 
Butler, William, 103, 270. 
Butterfield, Daniel, 132. 
Butterfield, Jane, 132. 
Buvelot, James, 148. 
Bu3res, Thomas, 419. 
Buys. Matthias, 129. 
Bydder, Daniel, 89, 90. 
Bydder, Richard, 55; will of, 89. 
Bydder, Robert, 90. 
Bydder, SjTitichie, 89. 



B>'Tam, John, 277. 
Bj-rd, Robert, 398. 
Byrd, William, 398. 
Bvm, Bamaby, will of, 397. 
Bym, Bridgit, 398. 
Bym, Carey A., 398. 
Bvm, Christopher, 398. 
B>Tn, Elizabeth, 398. 
Bym, Hugh, 426. 
B>Tn, James, 398. 
Byrn, Jane, 397. 
Bym, Judithj 398. 
Byse, Cathanne, 314. 
Bvse, Jacob, 314. 
Byvanck, Evert, 140, 328. 
Bjrv-anck, Evert, Jr., 199. 
Bj-A'anck, John, 140. 

Cabinetmakers, 132, 389. 

Calister, David, 90. 

Calvert County, Md., 94. 

Calyer, Annattie, will of, 413. 

Cal\-er, Catrina, 413, 414. 

Calyer, Jacobus, 35, 413, 414. 

Calyer, Sarah, 414. 

Camaghar, Johanes, 309. 

Camble, William, 129. 

Cameron. Allen, 464. 

Campbell, Alexander, 263, 318, 471. 

Campbell, Ann, 318. 

Campbell, Anna, 359. 

Campbell, Archibald, 205, 268, 318, 
360. 

Campbell, Daniel, 467, 469. 

Campbell, Dougal, 469. 

Campbell, Duncan, 318. 

Campbell, James, will of, 305; men- 
tioned, 318. 

Campbell, Capt. James, will of, 359, 
360. 

Campbell, James A., 359. 

Campbell, John, will of, 318; men- 
tioned, 330. 

Campbell, Margaret, 318, 360. 

Campbell, Mary, 359. 

Campbell, Peter, 360. 

Campbell, William, will of, 121. 

Campher, Jeremiah, 348. 

Canajoharie, N. Y., 17, 138, 400, 
471., 

Canarsie, L. I., 135. 

Candell, Magdalen, 389. 

Candell, Mary, 389. 

Candell, Thomas, will of, 389. 

Candell, Thomas, Jr., 389. 

Cannon, Abraham, 300, 326. 

Cannon, Benjamin, 73. 

Cantine, Abmham, 256. 

Can tine, Moses, Jr., 255. 

Cargeer, Ann, 421. 

Cargeer, Martin, 421. 

Carhart, Alida, 248. 

Carhart, Elizabeth, 248. 

Carhart, James, 248. 

Carhart, John, 11, 130, 245, 248, 383, 
459. 

Carhart, Thomas, 248. 



490 

Carl, John, 343. 
Carle, John, 294. 
CarU, Piatt, 341. 
Carman, AbigBil, 241. 
Carman, Benjamin, 21fl 
Carman, Caleb. Jr., 144 
Canaan, David, will of, 
Carman, Deborah, 92. 
Carman, Elijah, 4 



Cam 



1, Gabriel, 3 



Carman, Haonah, 92, 360. 
Carman, John, 9Z "■" — 

401,450, 4C3; i _ _ 
Carman, Joseph, 241. 
Carman, Joshua, 173, 427. 
Carman, Martha, 427. 
Carman, Mary, 92, 427. ' 
Carman, Samuel, 241, 276, 346. 
Carman, Susannah, S2. 241. 
Carman, Thomas, will of, 241; i 

tioned, 427. 
Carman, Thomas, Jr., 241, 
Carmen, 303, 420. 
Carmer, James, 466. 
Carmer, Mary. 132. 

■, Nicholas, 132, 212. 



Carpeater, Tbomu, will of, 37 ; man- 
tioned, 351. 

Carpenter, Thomas, Jr., 27. 

Carpenter, Timothy, will o(, 273. 

Caipent«r, Tiniotliy, Jr., 274. 

Caipenler, WiUiam, 1-1 U, 274. 

Caipenter, Zeno, 472. 

Carpenters, 19, 31, 4S, 81, 83, 100, IDS, 
115, 116, 128, 131, 199, 213, 214, 
231, 244, 252, 269, 299, 301, 317, 
329, 330, 374, 377, 379, 429, 465, 

47a 

Carr Roberl. 131, 4 



Carm. 



, Thon 



s,471 



Carpenter, ._ 

Carpenter, Archelaus, 274. 
Carpenter, Benedict, 24. 
Carpenter, DoaJBmin, will of, 168 

mentioned, 274, 330, 352. 
Carpenter, Benjamin, Jr., 158, II 
Carpenter, Coles, 240, 439. 
Carpenter, Colvill, 391. 
Carpenter, Deborali, 239. 
Carpenter, Oijah, 149. 
Carpenter, Eliinboth, 49, 
Carpenter, Ephraim, 27-1. 
Carpenter, Freelove. 27. 
'Carpenter, George, 274. 
Carpenter, Gilbert, 158. 
Car|»nter, Increase, 92, 457. 
Carpenter, Capt. Increase, 168. 
Carpenter, Ii«uic, 27. 
Carpenter, laraol. 385. 
Carpenter, Jacob, 203, 448. 
Carjienler, James, ■"■ — 
Carpenter, Jane, : 
Carpenter, John, 
Carpenter, John 



171, • 
48, 149. 
1D4, 217, 339. 
I., wm of, 148, 



r, Williai 



, 317. 



Carroll, Cliarlta, 375. 
Carroll, David, 463. 
Carroll. James. S6, 407 
Carroll, Mary', 467. 
Carroll, Tlm.iins, 403. 
Catskadun, Andrew, 262. 
CarskadiiTi, Cit-orge, 2B2. 
Carakadaii, John, 262, 471. 
Carakadiiji, I-ydia, 282. 
Carskadan, AIorRorj-, 262. 
Carakadun, lloberl, will of, 262, 
Carvkadan, Robert, Jr., 262. 
Carskadan, Thomas, 262. 
Carskadan, WilUmn, 262. 
Car^kdan, John, 471. 
(■»rti,-r, James, 121. 
Cartmeu, IB, 21, 22, 33, 54, 161. 
Canere, 467. 
Case, Hem^, 188. 
Ca«e, Joshua, 151. 
Case, Margary, 188, 262, 477. 
Caapell, Jane, 230, 477. 
Caspers, Isaac, 464. 

Cassow, Isaac, 7. 

Cassow, Jacob, will of, 7, 8. 

" — .-, Jannettie, 7. 



Ca.'is. 



,■, Mar 



Cassow, Tun 
C^twell, Asa, 467. 
Catch aponack, L. I.. 411, 412. 
Catsbaan, N. V., 375. 
Cai«kill, N. y., 76. 76, 318. 
Cabskill Patent, 323, 324, 
Cnverlv, Jane, 464. 
Cebra,' James, 217, 331. 
- ■ ., John. 430. 



Cebra, Will 



Carpenter, Joseph, 194. 
Carpenter, Jonhua, 450. 
Carpenter, Juliana, 149. 
Carpenter, Martha, 27. 
Carrwnter, Mary, 158, 159, 339. 
Carpenter, Matthew, 148. 
Carjienltr, Nehemiah. 169. 
Carppnler, Phcbe. 273. 274. 
Carpenter, Rachel, 149, 240. 

Carpenter, Rhoda, 159. _ ... 

Carpenter, Samuel, 158, 159, 170, 171, Chandler, Thi 



3,438. 



Clianibers. Peter, will ot, 66. 
Chambers, Samuel, 362. 
Champion, Joshua. 278. 



Cnrpentrr, Dr. Samuel, 375. 
Carpenter, Sarah, 158, 439. 
Carpenter, T. Tlxom, 49. 



Chapman, DIanche, 212. 
Chapman, Jedediah, 212. 
Chapman, Robert H.. 212. 
Chapman, William S., 212. 



INDEX. 



491 



Charity School, N. Y. City, bequest to, 
349. 

Charleston, S. C, 469. 

Charlotte Precinct, N. Y., 274, 277, 
305, 353, 356, 458. 

Charlton, John, 104, 309. 

Charlton, Mary, 104, 309. 

Chatfield, Esther, 193. 

Chatfield, John, 20, 63, 165, 363, 366, 
394. 

Chaucer, Alexander, 459. 

Cheesecock's Patent, N. Y., 213. 

Cheescnian. Benjamin, 88. 

Chesnut, Alexander, 445. 

Chew, Henjainin, 306. 

Chichester, James, 173. 

Child, Francis, 171, 176, 256, 280. 

Chocolatemakers, 288. 

Chovet, Abraham, 433. 

Christ, Catharine, 224. 

Christ, Elizabeth, 224. 

Christ, Henry, will of, 224. 

Christ, Jacob, 224. 

Christ, Julian, 224. 

Christ, Margaret. 224. 

Christie, Col. Gabriel, 252. 

Christie, Sarah, 252. 

Christopher, Barent^ 385. 

Christopher, Catharme, 385. 

Christopher, Thomas, 470. 

Christy, Barbara, 161. 

Cinney, Andrew, will of, 424. 

Clapp, Benjamin, 245. 

Clapp, Elias, 70. 

Clapp, Jolm, 70. 

Clapp, John, Jr., 70, 245 

Clark, Elizabeth, 145. 

Clark, Ephraim, 188. 

Clark, John, 404. 

dark, Joseph, 403. 

Clark, Rachel, 403. 

dark, Thomas, 158. 

Clarke, George, 7. 

Clarke, Joseph, 465. 

Clarke, Joshua, 352. 

Clarke, Peter, 288. 

Clarke, William, 36. 

darkson, Ann M., 350. 

darkson, David, 13, 72, 199, 348, 
349 350 415. 

darkson, Elizabeth, 13, 104, 309, 473. 

darkson. Freeman, will of, 348, 350. 

darkson, Levinus, 199, 349, 350. 

darkson, Matthew, 104, 309, 349, 
350, 473. 

darkstown, X. Y., 96. 

daverack, N. Y., 78, 83, 203, 307. 

Claw, Andries, 401. 

daw, William, 401. 

deaves, Beriah, 150. 

deaves, David, will of, 150; men- 
tioned, 409. 

deaves, David, Jr., 1.50. 

deaves, Elizabeth, 150. 

deaves, Joshua, l.'SO. 

demens, Ernest. 460. 462. 

Clemens, Patrick, 375. 



dement, John, 128, 129. 

Clement, T., 22. 

dements, Charles, 214. 

Clements, Jolm, 314. 

Clements, Joseph, 214. 

Clements, Mary, 367. 

Clergj-men, 25, 27, 38, 60, 110, 111, 

119, 124, 135, 156, 200, 327, 329, 

404, 423, 436, 466. 
Clerks, 466. 
deve, Elizabeth, 40. 
Cleve, John M., 40. 
develand, Anna, 466. 
Cleveland, Ichabod, 156, 466. 
Cleveland, Joseph, 153, 156, 431. 
Cleveland, Marv, 153. 
Cleves, Jededian, 214. 
dinton, George, 20, 74, 90, 167, 183, 

243, 263, 420. 
Clockinakers, 468. 
Clom, Catryn, 191, 192. 
Clom, Elsie. 191, 192. 
Clom, Hendrick, 192. 
Clom, Jeremy, 191. 
dom, Marya, 191, 192. 
dom, Teunis, 191. 
Cloosten, Thomas, 473. 
dopper, John, 135, 171. 
Clopper, Peter, 211. 
Clothiers, 87. 

Clowes, Samuel, 93, 175, 234, 276. 
Clowes, Sarah, 175. 
Clowes, Timothy, 175, 315. 
Clum, Barbary, 473. 
dum, Laurence, 473. 
Coachmakers, 466. 
Coales, Robert, 338. 
Coasper, John, 198. 
Coatlen, Augu.stus, 77. 
Cobb, James M., 379. \ 

Cochran, Charity, 154. 
Cochran, Joseph, 23. 
Cochran, Rebecca, 154. 
Cochran, William, 24. 
Cock, Clark, 89. 
Cock, Daniel, 158, 232, 233, 240; will 

of, 438. 
Cock, Daniel, Jr., 233. 
Cock, Deborah, 11. 
Cock, Dinah, 6. 
Cock, Dorothy, 232. 
Cock, Elizabeth, 11. 
Cock, Esther, 6. 
Cock, Gabriel, 232. 
Cock, George. 11. 
Cock, Hannali, 11. 
Cock, Hendrick, 439. 
Cock, Henry, Jr., 89. 
Cock, Hezekiah, will of, 232. 
Cock, Isaac, 11. 
Cock, Jacob, 11. 
Cock, James, 11, 439. 
Cock, John, 11, 232, 233, 257, 439, 

478. 
Cock, Josiah, will of, 11. 
Cock, Martha, 11. 
Cock, Mordecai, 232. 



Cock, Penn, 232. 

Cock, R«bccca, 11. 

Cock, Rlioda, 11. 

Cock, Rosanah, 232. 

Cock, Samuel, 81). 

Cock, Sarah, 232, 438. 

Cock, Susanah, 438. 

Cock, Thomas, 6, 233. 

Cock, William, 6, 472. 

Coeka, Phebe, 49. 

Cocks, Robert, 22S. 

CoddingUili, Jiiaenh, 405, 425. 

Codwise, Oirialotilier, 207, 210, 421. 

Coe, Jane, 226. 

Cos, John, 226. 

Coe, Robert, Jr., 123. 

Coe, Samuel, will of, 22e. 

Coena, Jacob, 468. 

Coeter, Harmanus, will of, 201. 

Cocter, Harmanua, Jr., 201. 

Coffey, Coth urine, 21. 

Coffey, Mnrv. 21. 

Coffey, Richard, will of, 21. 

Coff'ey, Richard Jr., 21. 

Colden, Alenander, 23. 

Coldeo, Alicu, 23. 

Colden, Gov. Cadwallader, 23, 279, 

280, 281, 282, 305, 307, 330, 335. 
Colden, Cadwallader, Jr., 23, 263. 
Colden, Catharine, will of, 23. 
Colden, David, 23, 224. 
Colden, Jane, 23. 
ClodcQ, Mr. 361. 
Golden, Richard, 23. 
Cole, Colin, 385. 
Cole, Gertye, will of, 105. 
Cole, Henry, 105. 
Cole, iBaap, Jr., 281. 
Cole, .Martha, 381. 
Colo, Richard, 440. 



Coley, Daniel, 88, 278. 

Coley, Ephraim, will of, 98. 

Coley, Jonathan, 111. 

Coley, Lydia, 98; will of, 278, 

Coley, Ruth, 98, 278. 

Coley, Sarah, 98, 278. 

Colgan, nemioK, will of, 380. 

Colgan, Jane, 380. 

Colgan, John, 380. 

ColRan, Mary, 380. 

Colgan, Reed, 380. 

Colgan, Sarah, 380. 

Colgan, Thomas, 380. 

ColTard, Jamea, 4S5. 

College of New Jersey, bequest to, 

327. 
Colley, Joeeph, 397. 
Collins, Adam, will of, 354, 478. 
Collins, Herekiah, 470. 



Colen 



:, 106. 



Coleman, Amv, 166. 

Coleman, Caleb, 167, 476. 

Coleman, CuHis, 157; will of, 166. 

Coleman, Eunice, 166. 

Cx>leinan, Joseph, 167. 

Coleman, Thomas, 157. 

Coleman, Thomas, Jr., 167. 

Coleman, William, 151. 

Coles, Albert, 238. 

Coles, Ann, 238, 438. 

Coles, Oeiijamin. 89, 238. 

Coles, Derrick, 238, 

Coles, raijah, 203. 

Colea, Kliiaboth, 0. 

Coles, Jacob, 239, 438, 439. 

Cole*, James. 9!l. 

Coles, Jemima. 23S 338. 

ColcR, Josc[jli, will of, 238; mcntiont 

343. 
Coles, Joseph, Jr., 238. 
Colcfl, .VathnniM, 448. 
Coles, Rachel, 238. 
Colp5, Sarah, 438. 
Cole.-. TemrxTann-, 238. 
Coles, William, 238. 



Colwell, Charles, will of, 148. 
Colwell, Henry, 438. 
Combes, Coleman, will of, 276. 
Combes, Eliiabelh, 376. 
Combes, Hannah, 276. 
Combes, Henry, 376. 
Combes, Jane, 276. 
Combes, Joyce, 276. 
Combca, Margaret, 276. 
Combes, Micah, 276. 
Comes, Ann, 443. 
Comes, Eliiabeth, 339, 
Comes, Gilbert, 171. 
Comes, John, 443. 
Comes, Nanny, 171. 
Comes, Sarah 443. 
Concklin, Christiana; 371. 
Concklin, Deliverance, 371. 
Concklin, Hubbard, 311. 
Conckting, Jane, 60. 
Conihane. Francis. 339. 
Coniiittnc, Marv, will of, 339. 
<-onihano. Wiiriam. 330. 
Conklin, Cor ■ 



!.[.!. 1 



1, 321. 



Cuiiklin, Jaroh 

Conklin, Nathaniel, 332. 

Conklin, Philip, 312. 

Conklin, Sarah, 145. 

Conbling, Abif^l, 20, 61. 

Conkling, Amv, 364. 

Conkliog, Char I Ota, 364. 

Conkling, Clooh, 304. 

Conkling, Colonel, 312. 

Conkling, Cornelius, will of, 61; men- 

tionod, 312, 367, 465. 
Conkling, Corueliua, Jr., 61, 
Conkling, Comeliua, 3d, 61. 
{k>nliling, Daniel, 20. 
Conkling, David, will of, 165. 
Conkling, David, Jr., 165. 
Conkling, Deborah, 61. 
Conkling, Dorothy, 264. 
Conkling, Edward, 364, 426. 



Conkling, Eliaha, 367. 
Confcling, Elizabeth, 61. 
Cookling, Eitlher, 61, 304, 420. 
Colliding, Hannah, 165, 364, 436. 
CoDkltog, Ileoiy, 289, 365; will i 



ConkiiHR. _ 

Conkling, Jon..-, 01, 103. 
Conkling, ,h-.,i, 420 
Conkling, ,l,-<i.Ji,Ll,, .liU, 
Conkling, Ji.ti'mikiIi, ::r( 02. 
Conkling, .l..hiL, 2iKi, :i\-J. 4C 
Conkling, J,,;i:itlK.ri, .'<•' t 
Conkling, .In^^'m:,, iv^ll ..f. 4: 
Conkling, Joshua, Jr.. 428. 
Cockling, Keziali, 426. 



Cooley, Francia, 489, 470. 
Cooley, Mary, 471. 
Coolidge, JudsoD, 40, 94. 
Cooly, Jemima, 477. 

Coomes, Gilbert, 339. 
Coomes, Jotin, will of, 339. 
CoameB, Keiiah, 330, 340. 
Cooraea, Mary, 339. 
Coomes, Sarah, 339. 
Cooper, Ananias, 01. 
Cooper, David, 220. 
Cooper, David, Jr., 320. 
Cooper, Elias, 4IS. 
Cooper, EliiBbeth, 196. 
Cooper, ilaunah, 79. 
(\~,|iiT, Henry .\., 1!>6. 



Conkling, .Nathan, 61, 82. 
Conkling, Nathaniel, 366. 
Conkling, Rachel, 426. 
Conkling, Tiiiilr, HI, ;liil, .126. 
Conkling, .^iiiinn.|, ir,rj, 2\!i. 
Conkling, Siinil,. M.i. lO.',, ^64, 420. 
Conkling, Sij.i.oii, ir.j. 
Conkling, Simi]..., 105 305 
Conkling, r,iiif*rance. 193. 
Conkling, rii.n:La.s 312 
Conkling, William, 426. 
Conkling, Zebulon, 163. 
Connolly, Haflhew 121, 



31.i, 333, 37.",, -UK. 
Coram, L. 1 290, 291. 
CorcilwiB, ft'iHiai " 



Conr 



. OS. 



Connor, l.i.r,. u-icr, .36. 
Connor, William, 407. 
Conovcr, Richard, 412. 
Conaellie, Andriea, 300. 
Consellie, Arie, 300. 
Conaellie, Barbara, 300, 
Conscllie, Barent, 300. 
Conaellie, Klizabeth, 300. 
Consellie, John, 300. 
Conaellie, Peter, will ol, 300. 
Consellie, Petrus, 300. 
Conaellie, Sarah, 300. 
Consellie, William, 300. 
Consdye, itarent, 35. 
Convey, Margaret, 377, 
Conyiiieliam, William, 464. 
Coo, John, 210. 
Cook, A. L., 191. 
Cook, Catharine, 96. 
Cook, David, 393. 
Cook, Elizabeth, 96. 
Cook, George, 96. 
Cook, John, 06, 408. 
Cook, J-^hn (!„ will of, 96 
Cook, John M., 41S. 
Cook, Mary, 96. 
Cook, S., 191. 
Cook, Silaa, 68. 
Cook, Thomaa, 158. 
Cook, William, 448. 
Cool, Barent, will of, 181. 
Cooler, Robert, 338. 
Cooley, Ebenezer, 471, 



16, 48, 93, 119, 129, 



_ 221, 290, 310, 376, 428. 



.uO, 440. 
Cornell, Itenjamin, Jr., 166, 440. 
Comdl, (Ui-niNKin.-, 100. 
Cornell, <.t,m Ion, 173. 
Cornell, Danial, 99, 467. 
Cornell, Deborah, IGii, 440. 
Cornell, iLbpnefiT, 1(12, 
Cornell, Elizabeth, 21)7. 
Cornell, iieorge 166, 
Cornell, Hannah, 13S, 166, 173, 37S, 

Comeil, Ilavilaiid, 102. 

Cornell, Ilekna, 2m. 

Cornell, !lk';,.iiis, r,&. 

Cornell, .liinifs, 27, 99. 

Cornell, Jarif, 440. 

Cornell, Janettye, 55. 

Cornell, John, 35, 65, 99, 131. 166, 

384, 440: will of, 82. 
Cornell, John, Jr., 82, 
Cornell, Joseph, 24, 166. 
Cornell, Josiah, 99, 
Cornell, Lucaa, 432. 
Cornell, Margaret. 82, 
Cornell, Maltha, 200, 
Cornell, Mary, 82, 99, 102, 166. 
Cornell, Metve, 57, 
Cornell, Oliver, 82, 
Cornell, Peggy, 200. 
Cornell, Peter, will of, 101, 207, 
Com ~ 



Cornell, Quiiaby, 99. 



494 



INDEX. 



Cornell, Richard, 99, 102. 

Cornell, Robert, 343. 

Cornell, Samuel, 166, 282; will of, 173. 

Cornell, Samuel, 2d, 173. 

Cornell, Sarah, 102, 166, 207, 440; will 

of, '260. 
Cornell, Stephen, 166, 440. 
Cornell, Thomas, 82, 102, 260; will of, 

267. 
Cornell, Thomas, Jr., 82, 267, 268. 
Cornell, Whitehead, 223, 267. 
Cornell, William, 99. 
Cornwall, N. Y., 157, 166. 
Cornwell, Ann, 6. 
Com well. Charity, 294. 
Cornwell, Elizabeth, 294. 
Cornwell, James, 166. 
Cornwell, Jane, 294. 
Coroners, 468. 
Corro, Isaac, 470. 
Corsen, Benjamin, will of, 439. 
Corsen, Benjamin, 2d, 439. 
Corsen, Captain, 426. 
Corsen, PYederick, 439. 
Corsen, Isaac, 439. 
Corsen, Jane, 439. 
Corsen, John, 439. 
Corsen, Richard, 426. 
Corsen, Tunis, 439. 
Cortie, Altye, 454. 
Cortie, Ilarmanus, 454. 
Cortilew, Aaron, 289. 
Cortilew, Elizabeth, 289. 
Cortlandt Manor, N. Y., 8, 10, 24, 38, 

49, 106, 169, 171, 172, 188, 209, 

269, 298, 361, 385, 442, 446, 459, 

460, 461. 
Corwin, Daniel, 393. 
Corwin, James, 156, 431, 
Corwin, Joshua, 377. 
Corwin, Simon, 150. 
Cory, Calvert, 40. 
Cory, Elnathan, 374, 375. 
Cory, John, 375. 

Cory, Jonathan, will of, 374, 478. 
Cory, Jonathan, Jr., 374. 
Cory, Lois, 374. 
Cory, Mary, 374. 
Corj', Patience, 374. 
Cory, Temperance, 374. 
Cosme, Catharine, 271. 
Cosine, Elizabeth, 270. 
Cosine, Garret, will of, 270. 
Cosine, Walter, 271. 
Coty, Calvert, 94. 
Coulter, Andrew, 115. 
Countess of Donegall, ship, 397. 
Coursen, Tunis, 47. 
Coutant, Catharine, 156, 157. 
Coutant, Esther, 157. 
Coutant, Isaac, will of, 156; mentioned, 

405. 
Coutant, Isaac, Jr., 156, 157. 
Coutant, Jacob, 156, 157. 
Coutant, John, 156. 
Coutant, Miriam, 157. 
Coutant, Susan, 157. 



Coventry, ship. 121. 

Cover, Coenrad, 406. 

Covert, Elisha, 269. 

Covert, Ethan, 472. 

Covert, John, 472. 

Covert, Martha, 269. 

Covert, Rebecca, 73, 138. 

Cowdrey, Joseph, 46. 

Cowenhoven, Jacob, 281. 

Cowenhoven, John, 281, 420. 

Cowenhoven, Mary, 281. 

Cowenhoven, Nicholas. 373. 

Cowenhoven, Roelof, 281. 

Cow Harbor, L. I., 42. 

Cow Neck, L. I., 58, 202, 343, 360, 

391. 
Cox, Samuel, 40. 
Crabb, John, 209. 
Crabb, Henry, 209, 210. 
Crabb, Phebe, 209. 
Crabb, Richard, will of, 209, 210. 
Crabb, Thomas, 3. 
Craford, Peter, 3. 
Cramshire, Ann, 81. 
Cramshire, Thomas, will of, 81. 
Crane, WUliam, 443. 
Crannell, Bartholemew, 19, 44, 58, 63, 

125, 278. 
Crannell, Trvntie, 278. 
Crawford, Alexander, 186. 
Crawford, Andrew, 465. 
Crawford, Elizabeth, 219, 250, 477. 
Crav.'ford, James, 186. 
Crawford, Jam68, Jr., 132. 
Crawford, John, 186, 250, 465. 
Crawford, Joseph, 186. 
Crawford, Margaret, 186. 
Crawford, Rachel, 186. 
Crawford, Robert, 250. 
Crawford, Samuel, will of, 186. 
Crawford, Samuel, Jr., 132. 
Crazier, John S., 472. 
Cregier, Cornelius, 23, 105. 
Cregier, Effie, 105. 
Cregier, Gertye, 105. 
Cregier, Jolin, will of, 56; mentioned, 

292. 
Cregier, Dr. John, 267. 
Cregier, John, Jr., 56. 
Cregier, Margaret, 56. 
Cregier, Martin, 56. 
Cregier, Thomas, 56. 
Crimsliier, Althie, 359. 
Crimshire, John D., 81, 359. 
Cripplebush, L. I., 8. 
Crips. Richard, 71, 261. 
Crispbell, Anthony, will of, 451. 
Crispbell, Anthony, Jr., 452. 
Crispbell, Cornelius, 452. 
Crispbell, Johanes, 452. 
Crispbell, Neltie, 452. 
Crist, Elizabeth, 463. 
Crist, Laurence, 463. 
Crocheron, Abraham, 71. 
Crocheron, Catharine^ 71. 
Crocheron, Daniel, will of, 71. 
Crocheron, John, 71. 



CrocheroD, Man-, 71. 
CniehemD, Nicholas, Tl.""; 
Crocker, Sampson, 46S. 
Crocker, SLmeon, 465. 
Croft, Add, 158. 
CroFt, Danus, 158. 
CroTt, Freelove, 158. 
Croft, Jamea, 158. 
Crofl. Mnrv. 158, 
Croft. Wriglit. l.'iS. 
Crom Elbo>v, \. Y„ 57. 
Cnnnelin, Eljiabetli, 72, 
CromeliTi, Robert, 71, 72. 
Cromeline, Jacobus, 435. 
Cromeline, Sarah. 433. 
Cromwpll, Ann, 6. 
Cromwell, .John, 70. 
Cronchright, Mary, 356, 
Cronk. irotiory. 9. 
Cronkheit, Ciarret, Jr., 10. 
Crooke, John. 182, 213. 
Crooke, John. Jr., 213. 
Crooker, Benjamin, will of, 139. 
Crooker, Mary, 259. 
Crooker, Rutli, 234. 



cr, S,-iii 



140, 



Crooker, Sam.^n, 259. 

Crooker, Sarah, 234, 253, 

Crooker, Simeon, 140; will of. 2.'itl, 

CrookahatUt, George, 473, 

Crosby, Jemima, 33S. 

Urcaby, ijamuel, 80. 

Croeby, Sarah, 338, 

CroBSlaiid, Robert, 330, 

Oroaawell, Dr, Joseph, 272. 

Crowly, John, 470. 

Cruger, John H., 467. 

Cuesen, Jacob, 472, 

Cuiper, Abraham, 96. 

Cuipcr, Altie, 90, 

Cuiper, Cornelius, 96. 

Cuiper, Cornelius, Jr,, 201. 

Cuiper, IjmL'-ri, 47. 

Cuiper, Mnrilic, ilfi. 

Cuiper, Tu.ii'!, »ill nf. 95, 90, 

Culing, Benjamin, 472. 

CuliDg, Sarah, 472. 

CuUey, Thomaa, 470. 

Cullin, Richard, 81. 

Culver, A bigul, 122, 

Culver, Abraham, 93. 

Culver, Edward, 122. 



Culve 



1, 12S. 
i, 122. 



1, f.uke, 234, 271 357, 358. 



Cupsogue, L. r, 151. 
Cuirey, John, 423. 
Curriers, 95, 106, 
Currin, Benjamin, 472. 
Currin, George, 472, 
Curry, gamuel, 403. 
CuTBOD, Richard, 104. 
CurteniuB, Pcler F., 237. 
Curtenius, Peter T,, 347 
Curtice, Coiman, 356. 



Curtia, Daniel, 158. 
CuUen, •"• 

Cxiylt"'! 



1,448. 



Cuylt . 
CuylBT, 

Cuyterl 

CuylerJ 
Cuylet, 



Abrahan:], 76, 140, 141. 
Abraham C, 310. 
Anne, 39. 
Barent R., 335, 336. 
Catalina, 141, 
CathaHne, 40, 310, 
CatriDtie, 141. 
ComeliuB, 160, 310. 
Elizabeth, 40, 140, 141. 
"lie, 310. 



Cuyier, Henry, will of, 39, 75, 140, 

335,330; mentioned, 415. 
Cuyier, Henrj', Jr., : 



J, 310, 
Jauettie, 310. 
Johanea, 310, 
John, 39, 75. 310. 
John, Jr., 310. 
Margaret, 140. 
Nicholaa, 141. 
Rachel, 40. 
Sarah, 40, 
Teleman, 39, 75. 
Rev. Timothy L., 166. 
, Gilbert, 370. 



- ly'er, 

Cuyl^l 

Cuylerl 
CMylw) 

cHyi^; 

Cuyier, 

Dabiell, James, 227. 

Dliof, Jaaac, 57. 

Daggett, Mr., 26. 

Daggett, Rev, Naphthaliu, 27. 

Daggett, Sarah, 27, 

DaHon, Hannah, 46. 

Dailon, James, will of, 45. 

Dailon, John, 46. 

Dailon, Margaret, 46. 

Dailon, Rebecca, 46. 

Dailon, William, 46. 

Dailon, James, 46. 

Dahiingo. Adam, 337. 

Dulton, Walter, 03. 

Dandridge, Bartholomew, 329. 

Daniels, Jane, 209. 

Daniels, William, 209. 

Danish Church, St. Croix, beqtieat U 

429. ^ 

Darey, Mary, 209. 



uavui, Juiiii, 404. 

Davenport, Francis, 234, 265. 

Davenport, HaiicBh, 359. 

Davenport, John, 4(13, 

Davenport, Oliver, 3S9. 

Davenport, Richeson D., 463. 

Davenport, Sarauel, 471. 

Davenport, Samuel. Jr., 471. 

iavid, James, 403, 

Davids, Marv, 410. 

Tlavida, WillVm, 307, 371, 410, 478. 

Davidson, John, 91, 

Davidson. Margaret, 91. 

Daviee, Peter, 164. 

Daws, Dina, 294, 

Davin, Elias, 466. 

Davis, Eliiabelh, 333, 204. 



496 



INDEX. 



Davis, Isaac, 204, 293, 294. 

Davis, James, 86. 471. 

Davis, John, will of, 19; mentioned, 

363, 364, 366. 
Davis, John, Jr., 20, 363, 416. 
Davis, John, 2d, 20. 
Davis, Joseph, 64, 187. 
Davis, Mary, 204, 386, 409. 
Davis, Peter, 129. 
Davis, Richard, 312, 413. 
Davis, Sampson, 207. 
Davis, Solomon, 447. 
Davis, Thomas, 473. 
Davis, William, 314. 
Dawkins, Henry, 279. 
Daws, Christopher, 85. 
Dawson, Cliarlotte, 436. 
Dawson, Elizabeth, 339. 
Dawson, George, 436. 
Dawson, Harriet, 436. 
Dawson, Henry, 73, 74, 88, 92, 119, 

194, 230, 257, 283, 339, 340, 430, 

443. 
Dawson, Rachel, 436. 
Dawson, Roper, will of, 436. 
Dayton, Bcriah, 19, 20, 417. 
Dayton, Daniel, 60. 
Dayton, Daniel, Jr., 60. 
Dayton, David, 38, 70, 97, 226, 246, 

308, 339, 453. 
Dayton, Dr. David, 106. 
Dayton, Hannah, 165. 
Dayton, Henrv, 363, 366, 369. 
Dayton, Hezekiah, 411. 
Dayton, Jeremiah, 367, 416. 
Dayton, Jesse, 62. 
Dayton, John, 366. 
Dayton, Norton, 466. 
Dealing, John, 284. 
Dean, Amelia^ 385.* 
Dean, Catharine, 36. 
Dean, Jacob, 385. 
Dean, John, will of, 35; mentioned, 

370. 
Dean, Joseph, 36. 
Dean, Mary, 33, 410. 
Dean, Nicholas, 36. 
Dean, Samuel, will of, 385. 
Dean, Thomas, 410. 
Dean, William, 36. 
Dean, William, Jr., 36. 
Deane, Elizabeth, 276, 
Deane, James, 409. 
Deane, Jonathan, 175. 
Deane, Le Chevalier, 113, 467. 
Deane, Rebecca, 467. 
Deane, Reuben, 276. 
Deas, James, 70. 
Deats, Adam, 159. 
Debeavois, Gconge, 130. 
Debeavois, Jacobus, will of, 130. 
Debeavois, Sarah, 130. 
Debevois, Johanes, 101. 
Debevois, Mrs., 35. 
De Bevoise, Adrian tie, 1. 
De Bevoise, Charles, 1. 
De Bevoise, Ida, 1. 



De Bevoise, Jacobus, will of, 1. 

De Bevoise, Johanes, 1. 

De Bevoise, John, 1. 

De Bevoise, Margaritie, 1, 2. 

De Bevoise, Mary, 1. 

De Bevoise, Marya, 1. 

De Bevoise, Richard, 1, 2. 

De Bevoist, Charles, 234. 

De Bevoist, Mary, will of, 234. 

De Blez, James, 15, 415. 

De Blez, Martha, 15. 

Decker, Geritt, 161. 

Decker, Mary, 470. 

Decker, Matthew, 473. 

Decker, Matthew, Jr., 186. 

Decker, Matthias, 470. 

Decker, Miriam, 186. 

Decker, Peter, 473. 

De Clark, Daniel, 463. 

De Conty, Peter M., 461. 

Dederick, Effie, 114. 

De4erick, Elizabeth, 114, 476. 

Dederick, Frederick, will of, 114, 476. 

Dederick, Hendricus, 114. 

Dederick, Johanes, 114. 

Dederick, Petrus, 114. 

Dederick, Wilhelmus, 114. 

Decn John, 369. 

Deerfield, Mass., 404. 

De Forrest, Bernard, 207. 

De Forrest, Dirck, 456. 

De Forrest, Elizabeth, 472. 

De Forrest, Engeltie, 456. 

De Forrest, Henry, 472. 

De Forrest, Jacob, 456. 

De Forrest, Jesse, 456. 

De Forrest, Trintie, 456. 

De Freest, Tcsen, 160. 

De Gardimo, Jellis, 33. 

Degardimo, John, 114, 115. 

Degardino, Susanah, 114. 

De Garmo, John, 33. 

De Graw, Anna, 48. 

De Graw, Cornelia, 48. 

De Graw, Engeltie, 130. 

De Graw, Garrett, 83. 

De Graw, Gerrit, Jr., 56. 

De Graw, Ida, 48. 

De Graw, Isaac, 48, 130. 

De Graw, James, will of, 48. 

De Graw, Katharine, 48. 

De Graw, Mary, 48. 

De Groat, Peter, 115. 

De GroflF, Adriantie, 87. 

De Groff, Claas, 87. 

De Groote, Joseph, 1, 2, 48. 

De Grow, Isaac, 1, 2. 

De Hart, John, 87. 

De Hart, Mary, 280. 

De Hart, Samuel, Jr., 128. 

De Hart, Simon, will of, 280. 

Deight, Joshua, 275. 

De Kay, Charles, 195. 

De Kay, Christian, 196. 

De Kay, Frances, 195, 196. 

De Kay, George, 196. 

De Kay, George, Jr., 196. 



INDEX. 



497 



De Kay, George, 2d, 196. 

De Kay, John, 471. 

De Kay, Juliana, 196. 

De Kay, Mar>% 195, 196. 

De Kay, Michael, 195. 

De Kay, Sarah, 196. 

De Kay, Thomas, 196. 

De Kay, Thomas, Jr., 196. 

De Kay, Thomas, 3d, 196. 

De Kay, Willet, 196. 

De Kay, William, 196. 

De Klerck, Jacobus, 454. 

De Klerck, Neltie. 454. 

De Kl}m, Leonara, 23. 

De Laenge, see Delong. 

Delafield, Dr. Edward, 85. 

Delafield, Julia, 85. 

De Lamater, Bata, 255. 

De Lamater, EUizabeth, 255. 

De Lamater, Hester, 255. 

De Lamater, Jacob, 255, 256, 477. 

De Lamater, Jacobus, 188. 

De Lamater, John, 390. 

De Lamater, Margaret, 255. 

De Lamater, Mana, 255. 

De Lamater, Martin, will of, 255. 

De La Montanye, John, 301. 

De Lancy, Alice, 361. 

De Lancy, Anne, 361. 

De Lancey, Elizabeth, 361. 

De Lancey, Hester, 40. 

De Lancey, James, 361, 362. 

De Lancey, Gov. James, 181, 362. 

De Lancey, Jane, 361. 

De Lancey, John, 361, 362. 

De Lancey, Mary, 181. 

De Lancey, Oliver, 271, 361. 

De Lancey, Peter, 224; will of, 361, 

362. 
De Lancey, Peter, Jr., 361, 362. 
De Lancey, Stephen, 40; 342, 361, 

362, 445. 
De Lancey, Susanah, 361. 
De Lancey, Warren, 362. 
De Lancey's Mills, N. Y., 362. 
Delaplaine, James, H., 449. 
Delaplaine, Jane B., 449. 
Delaplaine, Joseph, 448, 449. 
Delaplaine, Joshua, 347, will of, 448, 

449. 
Delaplaine, Margaret, 449. 
Delaplaine, Mary, 448. 
Delaplaine, Sarah, 449. 
Delaplaine, William, 448, 449. 
Delaplaine, William, Jr., 449. 
Delgrushe, Elias, 59. 
Delong, Aerrie, will of, 356. 
Delong, Anne, 356. 
Delong, Elias, 356. 
Delong, Francis, 356. 
Delong, Jeams, 356. 
Delong, Jene, 356. 
Delong, Lawrence, 356. 
Delong, Martin, 350. 
Delong, Ruth, 356. 
De Lyon, Scbenah, 270. 
Demarest, Christian, 63. 



Demarest, David B., 239. 

De Milt, Peter, 39, 67, 110. 

Demmon, Eunice. 122. 

Demmon, Han nan, 122. 

De Mott, Annattie, 414. 

De Mott, Dirok, 414. 

De Mott, Elizabeth, 414. 

De Mott, Mary, 414. 

De Mott, Sarah, 414. 

De Myer, Benjamin, 253, 254. 

De Myer, Catharine, 254. 

De Myer, Elsie, 253. 

De Myer, Jeremiah, 253, 255. 

De Myer, Nicholas, will of, 253, 255. 

De Myer, Wilhehnus, 253, 254. 

Denice, Isaac, 2. 

Deniston, Daniel, 472. 

Deniston, Rachel, 391. 

Denuj WiUiam, 188, 224, 380. 

Denniston, Daniel, will of, 304. 

Denniston, Hugh. 304, 391. 

Denniston, Josepn, 304. 

Denniston, Sophia, 304. 

Dennys, Isaac, 422. 

De Nbyelles, John, 162. 

Denton, Amos, 51, 372. 

Denton, Deborah, 315. 

Denton, Elizabeth, 315. 

Denton, Gilbert, 315. 

Denton, James, will of, 89. 

Denton, Johana, 315. 

Denton, Joseph, 89, 290. 

Denton, Mary, 51. 52. 

Denton, Nehemian, will of, 315. 

Denton, Nehemiah, Jr., 315. 

Denton, Patience, 52. 

Denton, Ruth, 315. 

Denton, Samuel, 58, 74, 141, 142, 168, 

315, 357, 358, 457. 
Denton, Thomas, 469. 
Denton, Timothy, 315. 
De Peyster, Abraham, will of, 104; 

mentioned, 212. 309, 310. 
De Peyster, Abraham W., 356. 
De Peyster, Catharine, 104, 309. 
De Peyster, Elizabeth, 104, 309. 
De Peyster, Eva, 104. 
De Peyster, Eve, 309. 
De Peyster, Frederick, 104, 309. 
De Peyster, Isaac, 14, 211. 
De Peyster, James, 104, 309, 415, 465. 
De Peyster, John, 12, 18, 77, 114, 198, 

208, 271, 282, 304, 323, 334, 456. 
De Pevster, Margaret, 104; will of, 

308,309,310. 
De Peyster, Mary, 104, 309. 
De Peyster, Sarah, 309, 415. 
De Pue, Barent, 289. 
Derby, Conn., 109, 111. 
De Ronde, Catharena, 32. 
De Ronde, Hendrick, 32. 
Desbrosses, Elias, 227, 433. 
Desbrosses, James, Jr., 104. 
De Silvie, George, 468. 
De Silvie, Manuel, 468. 
Deule, Benjamin, 125. 
Devan, Jolm, 77. 



498 



INDEX. 



Devel, Isaac, 354. 
Devel, Patience, 354. 
Devereaux, James, 15. 
Devisme. Anne, 80. 
De Vo, Jacob, 370. 
De Voe, Aaron, 14, 182. 
De Voo, Margarithe, 34. 
De Voo, John, 34, 35. 
De Voor, Mr., 113. 
De Wint, Gerritt, 216. 
De Wint, John, Jr., 217. 
De Wiss, WiUiam, 306. 
De Witt, Andrew, Jr., 424. 
De Witt, Andries, 206. 
De Witt, Andries, Jr., 74. 
De Witt, Christopher. 256. 
De Witt, Deborah, wiU of, 187. 
De Witt. Dirck, 452. 
De Witt, Dirck C, 424. 
De Witt, Johans, 124. 
De Witt, Tyrck, 187. 
De Witt, and Livingston, 414. 
Dibble, Thomas, 62. 
Dickj Thomas, 422. 
Dickmson, Henry, 3, 12. 
Dickinson, Mar>', 469. 
Dickinson, Roblert, 9. 
Dickson, Capt. Alexander, 280. 
Dickson, David, 272. 
Dickson, Capt. David, 57. 
Dickson, Susanah J., 279, 280. 
Diell, Henry, 333. 
Dikeman, John, 472. 
Dill, John, 352. 
DiU, WUliam, 463. 
Dillon, James, 46. 
Direen, Elizabeth, 389. 
Disbrow, Henrv, will of, 419. 
Disbrow, Henr\% Jr., 419, 420. 
Disbrow, John, 420. 
Disbrow, Josiah, 420. 
Disbrow, Samuel, 420. 
Disosway, Ann, 186. 
Disosway, Israel, 186. 
Distillers, 390, 468. 
Ditloff, Hendrick, 471. 
Ditmars, Antye, 332. 
Ditmars, Douwe, will of, 332. 
Ditmars, Douwe, Jr., 332. 
Ditmars, Downe, 236. 
Ditmars, Elizabeth, 332. 
Ditmars, Margarietie, 332. 
Ditmas, Dow, 450. 
Dixon, William, 202. 
Dobbins, Anthony, 135. 
Dobbins, Marj', will of, 135. 
Dobbins, William, 135. 
Dobbs, Adam, 298, 299. 
Dobbs, Catharine, 299. 
Dobbs, Charles, will of, 298. 
Dobbs, Dorothy, 299. 
Dobbs, Elizabeth, 298, 299. 
Dobbs, Mary, 298, 299. 
Dobbs, Walter, 460. 
Dobbs, Walt<>r, Jr., 462. 
Dobbs, William, 171, 299. 
Dodde, Catlyna, 87. 



Dodde, John, 87. 

Dodge, Amos, 231. 

Dodge, Daniel, 233. 

Dodge, Hezekiah, 472. 

Dodge, Jamra, will of, 129. 

Dodge, Jolm, 422. 

Dodge, Margaret, 168. 

Dodge, Thomas, 186. 

Dole, Doughty, 478. 

Dole, Robert, 57. 

Dolphin, ship, 3, 12. 

Dominica. Island of, 447. 

Dominy, Nathaniel, 365. 

Donald, Thomas, 472. 

Donaldson, John, 463. 

Donington, John, 443. 

Dongan, John C, 187. 

Dongan, Magdalena, 187. 

Dongan, Thomas, will of, 187. 

Donovan, Lewis, 157, 167, 359. 

Doolittle, Hezekiah, Jr., 27. 

Doree, Garrett, 107. 

Doree, Hannah, 107. 

Doree, Joost, 107. 

Doree, Sarah, 107. 

Dorland, Annantie, 344. 

Dorland, Catharine, 344. 

Dorland, Dina, 126. 

Dorland, Garrett, 443. 

Doriand, Geritt, 344. 

Dorland, Idagh, 344. 

Doriand, John, 126, 470; will of, 344. 

Dorland, John, Jr., 344. 

Dorland, Rem, 344. 

Dorlon, John, 427. 

Dorset, N. H., 281. 

Dotty, Deborah, 264. 

Doty, Deborah, 202. 

Doty, Elijah, 125. 

Doty, Isaac, 379. 

Doty, Susanah, 125. 

Doughty, Ann, 282. 

Doughty, Barnard, 459. 

Doughty, Caroline, 282. 

Doughty, Charles, 469. 

Doughty, Deborah, 264. 

Doughty, Elias, 372. 

Doughty, George, 282. 

Doughty, Isaac, will of, 282, 466. 

Doughty, James, 459. 

Doughty, Joseph, 427. 

Doughty, Margaret, 458. 

Doughty, Mary, will of, 128; men- 
tioned, 459. 

Doughty, Obadiah, 128. 

Doughty, Oliver, 459. 

Doughty, Rebckah, 459. 

Doughty, Samuel, 260, 443, 459, 469. 

Doughty, Sarah, 466. 

Doughty, Timothy, 372. 

Doughty, William, 278, 282; will of, 
458. 

Doughty, William, Jr., 458. 

Douglass, Benjamin, 329. 

Douglass, Samuel, 277. 

Douw, Abraham, 449. 

Douw, Andries, 208. 



Oouw, ConuliuB, 208. 
Douw, Johanes v., 20S. 
Douw, Lydia, 208. 
Douw, Poler W.. 449. 
Douw, R&gol, 20S. 
Douw, ^-.irr-k-rt, will of, 208. 
Dover, KriKlarii, lilO, 111. 
Dowel, i:.|«nrd V., 34. 
Downing, Amy, 6. 
Downing, BtnjamLn, 234. 
Downing, George, 6. 
Downing, Henrj-, 357. 
Downing, Nathaniel, 463. 
Downing, Sarah, 10. 
DowleTrhomaa, 348. 
Downs, Anna, 409, 
Downs, Bethiah, 400. 
Downs, Daniel, 408. 



Dudley, Cornelia, 81. 
Dudley, Fiancia, 471. 
Dudley, Stephen, will oT, 81. 
Duffee, Catnna, 472. 



DumoQd, !■ .'I'. I ' : -IS. 
Dumona, .tiiini, i.-s 
Dumond. J'.iiii i',. 424. 
Dumond, Petrua, 255. 
Duncan, Jamea, 134. 
Dunkclcv, Joseph, 423. 
Dunn, Bridgit, 398. 
Dunning, UutiuLicba, 403. 



Downs, Dtitui 
Dowi ■- 



1, 409. 



I>owna, Peter, 408, 409. 
Down^ William, wit] o(, 408. 
DowTU, WmUm, Jr„ 409. 
Doxio, Arohelaus. 239. 
Doyle, Cbarlea. 466. 
Doyle, Darbv, 390. 

Diake. Benjamin. 222, 302, 384, 407. 
Drake, Elijah, 489. 
Drake, Gerard us, 364. 
Drake, Hannah, 407. 
Drake, Mosea, 302. 
Drake, Nathaniel, 160. 
Drake, Wiliinm, 471. 
Drununond, Henry, 373. 
Dliane, James, 12. 
Dublin, Ireland, 2. 
Du Bois, .Vndries, 405. 
Du Bois, Ann, 466. 
Du Boia, Ariantie, 442. 
Du Bois, Beniamin, will of, 76. 
Du Bois, Beniamin, 2d, 76. 
Du Bois, Catalintie, 77. 
Du BoiB, Catharine, 70. 
Du Bois, Conrail, 256. 
Du Bois, Cornelius, 75, 469. 
Du Bois, David, 90. 
Du Bois, li.l„>riili, 2tl0. 
Du Bois, Ilc/rkiiih, will of, 90. 
Du Bois, H,v,.k,i,h, .Jr., 90. 
Du Bois, Hubartus, 76. 
Du Bois, Isaac, 75, 76. 
Du Bois, Jacob, 429. 
Du Bois, Jacob, Jr., 420. 
Du Bois, Jonnlliaii, 442, 
Du Bois, Margaret, 76, 77. 
Du Bois, Matthew, 90, 124, 200. 
. Du Bois, Peter. 63, 429. 
Du Bois, T'hiliii. I'.-i. 
Du Bois, r!jK-i:.4, 77. 
Du Bois, Snr'ih. TC. 77, 40.5, 400. 
Du Boi.«, S.,l,,ir„,u, 7,-,, 77 321. 
DuBois, Iriiitif, 7(i, 77 
Du Bronner, Barbnro, 469. 
Du Bronner, Dr. Ferdinand H. A., 

469. 
Dudiaton, Captain, 468. 



Dunning, John, 4Cn. 



Dunscomb, Daniel, 69. 

Dunacomb, Daniel, Jr., 69. 

Dunscomb, Edward, 69. 

Dumnore. Lord, Governor of N. Y., 

341, 423, 424, 428. 
Durant, George, 373. 
Duree, Daniel, 372. 
Durgan, Eliiabetb, 154. 
Durgum, Joseph, 465. 
Durye. Jacob, 44. 
Dun-c, John, Jr., 00. 
Dutyea, Derrick, 39. 
Duryea, John, 39. 
Durvea, RutoF, will of, 39. 
Duryee, AbraJiam, 135, 223. 
Durree, Antie, 135. 
Durj-ee, Cornelius, 8. 
Duryee, Garret, 238. 
Duryee, George, 238. 
Duryee, Jacob, 435, 471. 
Duryee, Johanes, 244. 
Durj-ee, John, 414. 
Durj-ee, Neeltye, 244. 
Dusenbury, Dorcas, 246. 
Dusenbury, Gilbert. 246. 
Dusenbury, Hannah, 246. 
Dusenbury, Henry, 246, 
Dusenbury, John, 246. 
DiiwriburV, Unah, 246. 
Dusenbury, Mary, 246. 
Dusenbury, Ruth, 246. 
Dusenbury, Stephen, 246. 
Dusenbury, William, 28; will of, 246 
Di.HfTil.urv, \Villi»in, Jr., 246. 
l)„-..ia,i,rv, W,,..l-;,.y, 216. 
]lii(cl,.r, .■M.r:ihj,ir.,472, 
DuCcher, Hannah, 472. - 
Dulcher, John, 99, 100. 
Dutcher, Maicraret, will of, 90. 



Dutcher, Magraret, will 
Dutcher, William, 99. 
Duval, Qeorge, " 



500 



INDEX. 



Duvel, Benjamin, 18. 
Dyckman, Helena, 237. 
Dyckman, Jacob, 47. 
Dyckman, Jacob, Jr., 111. 
Dyckman, John, 237, 469. 
Dyckman, Rebecca, 47. 
Dysleau, Mar>', 342. 

Eagles. Thomas, 43. 

Earl, John, 275. 

East Chester, N. Y., 15, 218, 219, 270, 

302, 405, 406, 473. 
East Hadtlem, Conn,, 85. 
East Hampton, L. I., 19, 60, 61, 62, 

66, 165, 169, 193, 220, 228, 325, 

326, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 394, 

416. 
Eaton, John, 195. 
Ebert, John, 408. 
Eberts, John, 22. 
Ecker, Abraliam, 99. 
Ecker, Altie, 99. 
Ecker, Isaac, 99. 
Ecker, Jacob, 271. 
Ecker, John, 100. 
Ecker, Rebecca, 99. 
Ecker, Stephen, Jr., 10, 100. 
Ecker, Wolfert, 10. 
Ecker, Wolvert, 99, 100. 
Eckerson, see Yureksen. 
Eckerson, Cornelius, 96. 
Eckerson, Cornelius, Jr., 96. 
Eckerson, Isaac, 99. 
Eckerson, Jacob J., 466. 
Eckerson, Mary, 99. 
Edes, Abigail, 6. 
Edgar, David, 41, 445. 
Edmesler, Job, 471. 
Edmonds, Samuel, 200. 
Edows, Benijah, 249. 
Edsall, John, 30. 
Edsall, Philip, 93. 224, 436. 
Edsall, Richard, 36. 
Edsall, Samuel, 36. 
Edwards, Abigail, 417. 
Edwards, Ann^ 62. 
Edwards, Daniel, 417. 
Edwards, David, 417. 
Edwards, Ebenezer, will of, 417. 
Edwards, Ebenezer, Jr., 417. 
Edwards, Elsie, 417. 
Edwards, Hannah, 417. 
Edwards, Margaret , 288. 
Edwards, Phebe, 417. 
Edwards, Thomas, 288, 463. 
Edwards, Timothy, 417. 
Edwards, William, 106, 417. 
Egbert, Abraham, 165. 
Egbert, Ann, 165. 
Egbert, Benjamin, 165. 
Egbert, Catharine, 165. 
Egbert, Caty, 105. 
Egbert, Elizabeth, 165. 
Egbert, Jamos, will of, 165. 
Egbert, James, Jr., 105. 
Egbert, James, 3d, 165. 
Egbert, John, 165. 



Egbert, Lawrence, 165. 

Egbert, Blary, 165. 

Egbert, Nicholas, 165. 

Egbert, Peter, 165. 

Egbert, Susanah, 165. 

Egbert, Tunis, 165. 

Egbert, Tunis, Jr., 165. 

Egberts, Tunis, 261. 

Egbertson, Anna, 455. 

Egbertson, Anthony, 455. 

Egbertson, Benjamm, 455. 

Egbertson, Egbert-, will of, 455. 

Egbertson, Jacob v., 455. 

Egbertson, Maria, 455. 

Eghbertie, Theunis, 160. 

Eghberts, Eghbert, 191. 

Eigenbrod, Johanes, 139. 

PZigenbrod, Peter, 139. 

Eight, Abraham, 55. 

Eldert, Ann, 217. 

Eldert, Eldert, 217. 

Eldert, Gertie, 217. 

FJdert, Hendrick, will of, 217. 

Eldert, Johanes, 197, 217. 

Eldert, Margaret, 217. 

Eldert, Mary, 217. 

Eldert, Stvntie, 217. 

Eldert, Tnrntie. 217. 

Elderts, Hendnck, 437. 

Elizabeth, N. J., 87. 

Elliot, James, 340. 

Elliott, John, 374. 

Ellis, James, 417. 

EUison, Richard, 82, 294, 315. 

Ellison, William, 71. 

Elliston. Joshua, 418. 

Elsworth, Ahasuerus, 290, 471. 

Elsworth, George, 290, 471. 

Elsworth, Hester, 120. 

Ellsworth, Mar\', 299. 

Ellsworth, Verdine, 464. 

Ellsworth, WUliam, 299. 

laisworth, William, Jr., 470. 

Klmendorph, Lucas, 452. 

Elmer, Dr. Nathaniel, 188, 375. 

Eltinge, Noah, 425. 

Eltinge, Raeloflf J., 425. 

Eltinge, William, 261, 425. 

Eltinge, William, Jr., 286. 

Embree, Catharine, 34. 

Embury, David, 45. 

Embur>', Marparct, 45. 

Embury, Philip, 45. 

Emens, Christopher, will of, 347. 

Emens, Jannettie, 347, 348. 

Emens, John, 347. 

Emens, Peter, 348. 

Emmans, Abraham, 135. 

Emmans, Sarah, 135. 

Emmons, Ann, 217. 

Enmions, Hendrick, 217. 

luiiott, James, 21, 55, 90, 212, 227, 

236, 380, 389. 
Ensell, Lodowick, 193. 
En.stine, Henry, 122. 
Enters, John, 419. 
Ethcrington, Robert, will of, 40, 93, 94. 



INDEX. 



501 



Etherington, Thomas, 40, 94. 
Evans, Catharine, 141. 
Evans, Daniel, will of, 141. 
Evans, Hannah, 141. 
Evan.s, Capt. John, 33. 
Evans, Martha, 141. 
Evans, Thomas. 65. 
Event, Daniel, 112, 457. 
Everit, Elizabeth, 169. 
Everit, Ezekiel, will of, 457. 
Everit, Judith, 457. 
Everitt, Benjamin, 101, 176, 207, 449. 
Everitt, Daniel, 142, 176, 353. 
Everitt, Elizabeth, 176. 
Everitt, Ezekiel, 176. 
Everitt, James, 372. 
Everitt, John, 175, 176; will of, 207. 
Everitt, John, Jr., 207. 
Everitt, Judith, 176. 
Everitt, Marj', 176. 
Everitt, Mr., 153. 
Everitt, Nehemiah, 176. 
Everitt, Nicholas, will of, 175; men- 
tioned, 457. 
Everitt, Nicholas, 2<1, 176. 
Everitt, Patience, 176. 
Everitt, Phebe, 176. 
Everitt, Sarah, 176, 207. 
Everitt, Thomas, 166. 
Evert, Daniel, 51. 
Evert, Elizabeth, 51, 52. 
Evouts, John, 31. 
Ewertse, John, 470. 
Ewertse, Martha, 470. 
Ewetse, John, 470. 
Exceen, Mary, 336, 337. 
Eyers, Benjamin, 364. 

Fairfield, Conn., 109, 110, 111. 
Fairhaghne, Johnston, 318. 
Fair Street, N. Y. City, 54, 55. 
Falckner, John, 12. 
Fallor, Catharine, 143. 
Fallor, Johanes, 144. 
Fallor, Philip, will of, 143. 
FaUor, Philip, Jr., 144. 
Fallor, Wilhelmus, 143, 144. 
Fanning, Deborah, 264. 
Fanning, Edmund, 441, 455. 
Fanning, James, Jr., 264, 377. 
Farmers, 2, 8, 9, 45, 57, 60, 64, 86, 

114, 129, 144, 162, 203, 208, 237, 

286, 326, 344, 358, 368, 374, 424, 

465, 469. 
Farquhar, William, 23, 114. 
Farquhar, Dr. William, 182. 
Farrell, John, 470. 
Farrell, Kennedy, 470. 
Farrington, Benjamin, 29, 268. 
Farrington, Benjamin, Jr., 268. 
Farrington, Deborah, 268. 
Farrington, Hannah, 268. 
Farrington, James, 296. 
Farrington, John, 70, 128, 204, 230, 

297. 
Farrington, Kesiah, 70. 
Farrington, Lydey, 70. 



Farrington, Mary, 257; will of, 268. 

Farrington, Matthew, 296. 

Farrington, Samuel, 128. 

Farrington, Sarah, 268. 

Farrington, Stephen, 70. 

Farrington, Thomas, 10; will of, 70. 

Farrington, William, 268. 

Featherson, George, 468. 

Feder, Hendryckes, 87. 

Felenck, Peter, 464. 

Felenck, William, 464. 

Fendell, John, 304. 

Ferdon, Johanis, 432. 

Feret, Mary A., 407. 

Ferguson, Elizabeth, 288. 

Ferguson, Robert, will of, 288. 

Ferguson, Ruth, 356. 

Ferrell, Cat)t. Lawrence, 195. 

Ferris, Benjamin, 246. 

Ferris, Elizabeth, 338. 

Ferris, James, 164. 

Ferris, John. 98, 164, 338. 

Ferris, Matt new, 125. 

Ferris, William, 135. 

Field, Abigail, 122. 

Field, Anne, 242. 

Field, Benjamin, 82, 121, 138. 

Field, Caleb, wUl of, 241. 

Field, Deborah. 122. 

Field, Elizabeth, 121, 122, 242. 

Field, Elnathan, 121, 122. 

Field, Gilbert, 226. 

Field, Jacob, 121, 122, 269. 

Field, John, 138, 242, 298. 

Field, John, Jr., 138, 148, 204, 268, 

282, 297, 343. 
Field, Joseph, 268. 
Field, Mary, 242. 
FieTd, Nathan, 241. 
Field, Nehemiah, 226. 
Field, Philip, 241, 242. 
Field, Robert, will of, 121. 
Field, Robert, Jr., 121, 122, 177. 
Field, Samuel, 226. 
Field, Stephen, 121, 122, 226. 
Field, Thomas, 121, 241. 
Field, Uriah, 467. 
Field, Whitehead, 121, 122. 
Fieldj WUliam, 409. 
Fielding, George, 456. 
Fields, Benjamin, 50. 
Ficrer, Catharina, 375. 
Fierer, Christian, 375. 
Fierer, Christina, 375. 
Fierer, Herrick, 375. 
Fierer, Johanes, 375. 
Fierer, Margaretta, 375. 
Fierer, Valentine, will of, 375. 
Filkin, Francis, 97. 
Finch, Andreas, 283. 
Finch, Hannah, 297. 
Fine, Elizabeth, 223. 
Fine, Hendricks, 222, 223. 
Fine, Jacobus, 3, 223. 
Fine, Johanes, 223. 
Finglass, Capt. John, 227. 
Finglass, John, Jr., 227. 



502 



INDEX. 



Fish, Abigail, 116, 118. 

Fish, Ann, 116, 138, 242. 

Fish, Elisabeth, 118, 119, 242. 

Fish, Hamilton, 119. 

Fish, Jane, 242. 

Fish, John, 242. 

Fish, Jonathan, 116, 117, 118, 119, 
389. 

Fish, Judith, 242. 

Fish, Mary, 116, 118. 

Fish, Nathan, will of, 242. 

Fish, Nathaniel, 177, 436. 

Fish, Nicholas, 118, 119. 

Fish, Peter, 242. 

Fish, Richard, 116, 117, 118, 444. 

Fish, Ruth, 116, 118. 

Fish, Samuel, 116, 117. 118. 

Fish, Samuel, Jr., will of, 116, 118, 
119. 

Fish, Samuel, 3d, 118. 

Fish, Sarah, 116, 118, 242. 

Fish, Susanah, 242. . 

Fisher, Adam, 72. 

Fisher, Jeremiah, 471. 

Fisher, John, 471. 

Fisher, John, Jr., 471. 

Fisher, Peter, 370. 

Fisher, Racliel, 72. 

Fitch, Benjamin, 461. 

Fithian, Aaron, 363. 

Fithian, Hethiah, wiU of, 363. 

Fithian, David, will of, 220; men- 
tioned, 363. 

Fithian, Esther, 363. 

Fithian, Eunice, 220. 

Fithian, Sarah, 220. 

Fitzgerald, Gerardus. 446. 

Fitz Simons, Edward, 467. 

Fitz Simons, Smith, 467. 

Flamburgh, Bautche, 128. 

Flamburgh, David, will of, 128. 

Flamburgh, David, Jr., 129. 

Flamburgh, Mary, 129. 

Flandreau, Ann, 407. 

Flandreau, John, 102. 

Flandreau, Peter, 407. 

Flatbush, L. I., 56, 294, 334, 349, 350, 
374, 398. 

Flatlands, N. Y., 135. 

Flats Island, N. Y., 17. 

Flaxdressers, 472. 

Flayherty, Michael, 470. 

Fleet, Thomas, 446. 

Fletcher, Alletta, 466. 

Fletcher, Nicholas, 466. 

Fletcher, Richard, 299. 

Flevebald, Mrs., 54. 

Flewelling, Abigail, 209. 

Flewelling, Elizabeth, 209. 

Flewelling, Ezekiel, 208, 209. 

Flewelling, Francis, 209. 

Flewelling, Freelove, 209. 

Flewelling, Hannah, 209. 

Flewelling, Jemima, 209. 

Flewelling, Maphlet, 208. 

Flewelling, Mary, 209. 

Flewelling, Phebe, 209. 



Flewelling, Robert, will of, 208. 

Flewelling, Robert, Jr., 209. 

Florance, Gideon, 338, 359. 

Florida, N. Y., 188, 375. 

Flower, Harman, 146. 

Flower, Jonas, 146. 

Flowey, Mary, 463. 

Floyd, Anna, 26. 

Floyd, Augustus, 85. 

Floyd, Benjamin, 79. 

Floyd, Catharine, 85. 

Floyd, Charles, 26. 

Floyd, David G., 85. 

Floyd, John G., 85. 

Floyd, Julia, 85. 

Floyd, Mary, 85. 

Floyd, Nicoll, 85. 

Floyd, Phebe, 85. 

Floyd, Richard, 79. 

Floyd, William. 85. 

Floyd. Gen. wQliam, 85. 

Flushing, L. I., 28, 29, 43, 52, 82, 126, 
128, 130, 131, 137, 147, 148, 173, 
180, 204, 229, 231, 241, 257, 268, 
278, 282, 296, 342, 423, 430, 437, 
470, 475. 

Flying, Point, L. I., 68. 

Flypse, Frederick, 463. 

Folkes, Paul, 445. 

Fonda, Douw J., 456. 

Fonda, Gvsbert, 465. 

Fonda, Johanes P., 455. 

Forbes, Abraham, 252. 

Forbes, Agnes, 5. 

Forbes, Alexander, 4, 428, 468. 

Forbca, Ann, 5, 252. 

Forbes, Catharine, 252. 

Forbes, Gilbert, will of, 252; men- 
tioned, 436. 

Forbes, Gilbert, Jr., 252. 

Forbes, James, 148, 470. 

Forbes, Jemima, 252. 

Forbes, John, will of, 4; mentioned, 
15. 

Forbes, Joseph, 15, 252. 

Forbes, Mary, 252. 

Forbes, Philander, 252. 

Forbes, Robert, 5. 

Forbes, Thomas, 21. 

Forbes, WiUiam, 5, 252. 

Ford, James, 34. 

Fordham, N. Y., 439. 

Forman, Aaron, 98. 

Forman, Aaron, Jr., 283. 

Forman, Joseph, 13. 

Forman, Phebe, 274. 

Forster, John, 252. 

Fort George, N. Y. City, 441. 

Fortin, Joseph, will of, 15. 

Fortin, Joseph, Jr., 15. 

Fortin, Saraii, 15. 

Foster, Abigail, 122, 143. 

Foster, Alexander, 446. 

Foster, Christopher, 418. 

Foster, Damans, 122. 

Foster, Elias, 418. 

Foster, Ephraim, 68. 



Foster, Eunice, 122, ISfl. 

Foater, Uumah. 122. 

Foster, Junea, 471. 

Foster, John, 176, 464. 

Foster, Joseph, will of, 12Z 

Foat«r, C&pC Joraali, 85. 

Foster, MAnnaduke, 34. 

Foster, Murtha, 234. 

Foster, Mary, 122. 

Foster, Phebe, 418. 

Foster, Pnntcnoe. 122. 

Foster, RuiJi, 315. 

Foster, Svbil, 417. 41S. 

Foster, 'rcmpcranop. 4J1. 

Foster, Thomas, 30. 

Foster, William, 63, 210, 315. 

fountiiin, Mii.Hu'w, 3I»8. 

Fourrip, .\ii.|roM, 111*. 

Foumie, Christopher, 119. 

Foumie, Claudy, wiU of, 1 19, 

Foumie, John 119, 

Foumie, Maftdalena, 119. 

Foumie, Nelly, 119. 

Foumie, Sophia, 119. 

Fowey, ship, 469. 

Fowler, Abioail, 145, 219, 38a 

Fowler, Andrew, 219. 

Fowler, Caleb, 8, 9, 24. 100, 106, 110, 

24S. 
Fowler, rutharine, 14,i. 
Fowler, l>anifl, 145. 
Fowler, riiioiel, Jr., 14^ 
Fowler, David, 16, 28, 218, 219. 
Fowler, Elijah, 219. 
Fowler, Elisabeth, 2S, 14S, 218, 219. 
Fowler, Elnathan, 28. 
Fowler, Frederick, 368. 
Fowler, Henry, 219. 
Fowler, Uaac, 145. 
Fowler, Jnm-js, 91). 
Fowler, .ToiuimQ, 219. 
Fowler, J,-pemiah, wiU of, 28. 
Fowler, Jeremiah, Jr., 28, 
Fowler, John, 12S: will of, 144, 218. 
Fowler, John, Jr.. 14Jj, 218, 219. 
Fowler, Joneph, 11, 446, 460, 473. 
Fowler, Joahuo, 219. 
Fowler, Joshua, Jr., 219. 
Fowler, Jonah, 246. 
Fowler, Lei-ina, 246. 
Fowler, Mary, 28, 
Fowler, Miriam. 219. 
Fowler, Npiipinijih, l H, 143. 
Fowler, .Siunuel, U.'i, 
Fowler, Surah, lo, 16, 28, 128, 146, 

473, 
Fowler, Solomon, 219. 
Fowler, Stephen, 16, 16. 
Fowler, Thomas, 128, 145, 219. 
Fowler, Vineent, 368. 
Fowler, William, 28, 
Foi, Chriatopher, 139; wUl of, 334. 
Fox, Elizabeth. i34. 
FoT, Frederick, 334. 

Pox,' Joseph 200. 
Foy, Abigul, 48. 



Foy, Francis, will of, 48; menUoned 
212. 



Foy, John, 48, 471, 
Foy, Mary, 48, 334 
Fmnberin, Anna 1 
FnuikliD, Ebenesei 
Franklin, Henry, li. 
FnuikliD, John, 272. 
Franklin, Samuel, 470. 
Franklin, Thomas, II. 
Fmnkliu, William, 471. 
Fnink=. Jacob, 4G7. 



121. 



I, Rach 



,467. 



, -larnret, 7 

Franses, Rachel, 71. 
Franses, Richard, 71. 
Franses, Sarah, 71. 
Fraser. Alexander, 373. 
Fraser, John, 374. 
Frasee, David, 111. 
Frear, JaeobuB. 479. 
Frear, Sarah, 277. 
Frcar, Thomas, 277. 
" ' 1, 168, 160. 



Fredericks, Debora. 



Freder 



:obus, 
£9, Peler 



Frpfman, Aim M., 350. 
Frt-eman. Itev. Mr., 349, 
Freer, Mary, 414. 
Fpper, Pptw, 413. 



265: *wiU of, iW. 
Frenoh, Mary, 13. 
French, Philip, 13. 
French, Siisanah, 13. 
Frere, Catharine, 331. 
Frere, Petnia, 331, 332. 
Fr^y. Hendricks, 139. 
Frost, Ueniamio, 158. 
Fro.it. Daniel, will of, 158. 
Frost, Frpelove, 88, 158. 
Frost, Hannah, 88. 
Frost, Jemima, 89. 
Frost, Hary, 158. 
Frost, Penn. 88, 89, 168, 344. 
Frost, Sarah, 89, 158. 
Frost, WiUiam, 343. 
Frost, Wright, 88. 
Frost, ZebuloD, willor,88;menl 



Fuller, ilBik-ilitth, 139. 
Fulttiauseu, John, 470. 
Fulton, Ann, 369. 
Fulton, David, will of, 369. 
FultOD, David, Jr., 369. 
Fulton, Hannah, 369. 
Pulton, Hugh, 369. 
Fulton, James, 20, 188, 869. 



504 



INDEX. 



Fulton, Jene, 369. 
Fulton, John, 369. 
Fulton, Thomas, 369. 
Funderson, William, 131. 
Funewd expenses, 350, 351. 
Furman, Abi^l, 240, 241. 
Furman, Beniamin, 240. 
Furman, Ezekiel, 240, 241. 
Furman, G., 23. 

Furman, Gabriel, will of, 240; men- 
tioned, 258. 
Furman, Gabriel, Jr., 240. 
Furman, Gabriel, 3d, 241. 
Furman, Howard, 240. 
Furman, John, 240, 241. 
Furman, Jonathan, 117. 
Furman, Joseph, 59, 240. 
Furman, Josiah, 241. 
Furman, Margaret, 240. 
Furman, Martha, 330. 
Furman, Mars-, 240. 
Furman, Natfian, 240, 241. 
Furman, Samuel, 240. 
Furman, WiUiam, 240, 241, 438. 
Fums, Themesine, 100. 
Fynhart, Arent, 251. 
Fj-nhart, Cornelius, 251. 

Gage, Ensign John L., 469. 

Gage, William, 262. 

Gail, Charity, 204. 

Gail, ComeUus, 145. 

Gail, Elizabeth, 204. 

Gail, Jacob, 204. 

Gaine, Hugh, 285. 

Gale, Abraham, 223. 

Gale, Da\'id, 223, 224, 476. 

Gale, Elijah, 471. 

Gale, Henrj', 195. 

Gale, Jacob, will of, 223; mentioned, 

355. 
Gale, John, 36, 107, 112, 149, 165, 

188, 352, 426. 
Gale, John, Jr., 224, 
Gale, Joseph, 472. 
Gale, Xehemiah, 471. 
Gale, Peter, 2*23, 224, 
Gale, Roger, 272. 
Gale, Samuel, 195, 466. 
Gale, Theodosia, 472. 
Galpine, Francis, 439. 
Ganns, Ann C, 161. 
Ganns, Bemhard, will of, 161. 
Ganns, Bemhard, Jr., 161. 
Ganns, Rosina, 161. 
Gantsen, Bamhard, 161. 
Gardener, Charles, 135. 
Gardener, James, 135. 
Gardener, Thomas, 135. 
Gardeners, 22, 46, 119, 303. 
Gardiner, Abraham, 193, 326, 417. 
Gardiner, Col. Abraham, 365, 366. 
Gardiner, Esther, 363. 
Gardiner, Hannah, 20. 
Gardiner, Jacob, 95. 
Gardiner, John, 20. 363. 
Gardiner, Lion, 20. 



Gardiner, Mary, 326. 

Gardiner, Rachel, 326. 

Gardiner, Thomas, 467. 

Gardner, Angeltie, 194. 

Gardner, Barentie, 194, 195. 

Gardner, Cornelia, 194. 

Gardner, Derick, wiU of, 194. 

Gardner, Dirck, 194. 

Gardner, Dirck, Jr., 194, 195. 

Gardner, Jacob, 194. 

Gardner, Johana, 194, 195. 

Gardner, Josina, 194, 195. 

Gardner, Samuel, 194. 

Gardner, Samuel H., 194. 

Gardner, Samuel S., 194. 

Garland, ship, 63. 

Gamer, RosweU, 165. 

Garretsen, Ida, 2. 

Garretsen, Janettie, 2. 

Garretsen, Johanes, will of, 2. 

Garretsen, Samuel, 2. 

Garrineau, John, 407. 

Garrineau, Susannah, 407. 

Garrison, Abraham, 16, 273. 

Garrison, Aromanus, 16. 

Garrison, Catharine, 111. 

Garrison, Charity, 273. 

Garrison, Cornelius, 16. 

Garrison, Garret, 273. 

Garrison, Hannah. 16. 

Garrison, Hendrick, 16. 

Garrison, Jacob, 16. 

Garrison, Johanis, will of, 16. 

Garrison, Johanis, Jr., 16. 

Garrison, John, 273. 

Garrison, Lambert, 470. 

Garrison, Margaret, 16. 

Gasherie, Jaseph, 188, 206, 255, 294. 

358, 424. 
Gasline, Anne, 429. 
Gasline, John, 430. 
Gasline, Richard, will of, 429. 
Gasline, Richard, Jr., 429. 
Gautier, Andrew, 374. 
Gedney, Ann, 406.' 
Gedney, Anna, 24. 
Gedney, Bartholemew, 23, 269, 406. 
Gedney, Eleazer, 154. 
Gedney, Elijah, 23, 24. 
Gedney, Elizabeth, 269. 
Gedney, E^her, 24. 
Gedney, Isaac, 388, 420; will of, 406. 
Gedney, Isaac, Jr., 406. 
Gedney, John, will of, 23, 2C8. 
Gedney, John, Jr., 23, 269. 
Gedney, Joseph, 24. 
Gedney, Joshua, 406. 
Gedney, Martha, 24, 269. 
Gedney, Mary, 23, 24, 269, 406. 
Gedney, Miriam, 406. 
Gedney, Phebe, 406. 
Gedney, Ruth, 24. 
Gednev, Sarah, 209. 
Gedney, Svbil, 269. 
Gelstoh, Abigail, 85. 
Gelston, DaAid, 84, 85, 418. 
Gelston, Elizabeth, 85, 402, 403. 



INDEX. 



505 



Gelston, Hugh, 85. 

Gelston, Jane, 84, 85. 

Gelston, John, 85, 374. 

Gelston, Lucy, 403. 

Gelston, Maltbv, 20, 60, 68, 84, 85, 

122, 165, 166, 169, 190, 220, 393, 

417. 
Gelston, Marv, 84, 85, 220. 
Gelston, Phebe, 85. 
Gelston, Samuel, will of, 402. 
Gelston, Samuel, 2d, 403. 
Gelston, Thomas, 21, 85. 
Gelston, William, 85, 403. 
General Wolfe, ship, 38. 
Gerlog, Christian, 283. 
Germond, James, 275. 
Gerow, John, 142. 
Gerritse, R^'er, 198. 
Gerritsen, Cornelia, 421. 
Gerritsen, John, 421. 
Gerritsen, Samuel, 50. 
Gerritson, lOlbert, 160. 
Gibbs, Daniel, 189. 
Gibbs, Joseph, 60. 
Gibson, Ann, 178. 
Gibson, James, 178. 
Gibson, John, 178. 
Gibson, Matthew, will of, 178. 
Gibson, Thomas, 1 78. 
Gibson, William, 178. 
Gidney, Kleazar, 24. 
Gidney, John, 10. 
Gidney, Jaseph, 10. 
Gidney, Marv, 243. 
Giffen, Elizabeth, 471. 
Gififen, George, 471. 
Gilbert, Catharine, 271. 
Gilbert, Josiah, 97. 
Gilbert, Matthia**. 391. 
Gilbert, William W., 271. 
Gilberts, John, 2. 
Gildersleve, Benjamin, 93. 
Giles, James, 45. 
Gill, John, 472. 
Gillaspy, Cashv, 263. 
Gillaspv, Cattie, 263. 
Gillaspy, Daniel, 263. 
GiUaspy, Gilbert, 263. 
Gillaspy, Xeal, will of, 262. 
Gillaspy, Xeal, Jr., 203. 
Gillespie, Niel, 205. 
Gilleapy, James, 38. 
Gillespy, John, 38. 
Gillis, Sfargaret, 319. 
Gillot, Elizabeth, 164. 
Gillot, Samuel, will of, 164. 
Gilmore, Robert, 48. 
Givens, Mary, 471. 
Givens, Patrick, 471. 
Gleen, James, 42. 
Glen, Cornelius, 310. 
Glen, Hendrick, 310. 
Glen, Jacob, 310. 
Glen, Jacob S., 399. 
Glen, Janettie, 310. 
Glen, Johanes, will of, 310. 
Glen, John, 141, 310, 423. 



Glen, John, Jr., 310. 

Glenn, Ann, 227. 

Glenn, John, 227. 

Gleves, Matthew, 348. 

Glover, Ezekiel, 300. 

Glover, John I., 449. 

Godwin, Magdfdcn, 467. 

Godwin, Samuel, 467. 

Goelet, Alice. 285, 441. 

Goelet, Elizabeth, 123, 285; will of, 

441. 
Goelet, Jacob, 269; Dutch interpreter, 

425. 
Goelet, Janet, 284, 285, 441. 
Goelet, John, 441. 
Goelet, John F., 441. 
Goelet, Peter, 123, 285, 441. 
Goelet, Peter, Jr., 441. 
Goelet, Robert R., 441. 
Goes, Dirck, 466. 
Goes, Matthew, 466. 
Goetxihius, Beatus^ 405. 
Goetchius, Cathanna, 404. 
Goetchius, lienricus, 404, 405. 
Goetchius, Henricus, Jr., 404. 
Goetchius, Rev. Johanes M., will of, 

404. 
Goetchius, Mauritus, 405. 
Goflf. Hutson, 94. 
Golden Hill, N. Y. City, 3, 355. 
Golden, Joseph, 274. 
Golder, Altie, 369. 
Golder, Sarah, 325. 
Golding, Joseph, 209, 283. 
Golding, Peruboal, 469. 
Golding, Phebe, 209. 
Goldsmith, Benjamin, 167. 
Goldsmith, Daniel, Jr., 207. 
Goldsmith, Deborah, 151. 
Goldsmith, Joseph, 68. 
Goldsmith, Susanah, 167. 
Goldsmith, Thomas, 41. 
Gold Street, N. Y. City, 55. 
Gomez, Benjamin, 270. 
Gomez, Daniel, 179, 270, 466. 
Gomez, David, will of, 270. 
Gomez, Deborah, 337. 
Gomez, Esther, 270, 337. 
Gomez, Isaac, 270; will of, 337. 
Gomez, Matthias, 270, 337. 
Gomez, Mordecai, 270. 
Gomez, Moses, 270. 
Gomez, Rachel, 270. 
Goodjen, William, 263. 
Goodman, Peter, 178. 
Goodson, Cashv, 263. 
Goodson, William, 263. 
Goodwin, Susannah, 407. 
Gordon, Dr. John, 279. 
Goshen, N. Y., 36, 85, 107, 112, 132, 

133, 141, 149, 153, 170, 352, 354, 

355, 375, 391, 402, 403, 426. 
Gospie, ship, 408. 
Gould, Rachel, 109, 111. 
Gourlay, James, 404. 
Gowanus, L. I., 197. 
Gowdy, Elijah, 184. 



506 



INDEX. 



Gowdv, Elizabeth. 235. 

Graesbeck, Gerardiis, 159. 

Graesbeck, Maria. 159. 

Graham, Alexander, 183. 

Graham, Andrew, 344. 

Graham, Arabella, 91. 

Graham, Augustine, 91. 

Graham, Charles, 91, 92. 

Graham, Rev. Chauncey, 124. 

Graham, Isabella, 91. 

Graham, James, will of, 91. 

Graham, Lewis, 91. 

Graham, Mary, 360. 

Graham, Morris, 91. 

Graham, Robert, 419. 

Grammel, James, 466. 

Grant, Anne, will of, 373. 

Grant, Catalina, 428. 

Grant, Donald, 373. 

Grasbeck, Johanes, 83. 

Grat, Abraham, 388. 

Gravesend, L. I., 2, 295. 

Gray, Edmund, 348. 

Great Bam Island, N. Y., 468. 

Great Harrington, Mass., 469. 

Great Neck, L. I., 68. 

Green, Amy, 235. 

Green, Edmond, 469. 

Green, Gilbert, 385. 

Green, Israel, 459. 

Green, James^ 85. 

Green, Jeremiah, 283. 

Green, John, will of, 268; mentioned, 

383, 385. 
Green, Joseph, 209, 278. 
Green, Mary, 28, 85, 209. 
Green, Phebe, 268. 
Green, Zophar, 278. 
Greene, William, 55. 
Green wick, Conn., 11, 297, 471. 
Green^Hch N. Y. City, 22. 
Gregory, Hannah, 250. 
Gregory, Thomas, 149. 
Grenaaa, Island of, 466. 
Griffin, Benjamin, 339, 389, 420. 
Griffin, Edward, 478. 
Griffin, Hannah, Jr., will of, 338. 
Griffin, Hannah J., 478. 
Griffin, Jacob, 98. 
Griffin, John, 338, 339. 
Griffin, John, Jr., 338. 
Griffin, Joseph, 339, 478. 
Griffin, Mica, 354. 
Griffin, Obadiah, 459. 
Griffin, Obe. 275. 
Griffin, Phebe, 354. 
Griffin, Robert, 155. 
Griffin, WUliam, 131. 
Griffith, John, 285. 
Grigg, Henry, 466. 
Grigg, Thomas, 389. 
Griggs, John, 101. 
Grim, David, 95, 470, 471. 
Grim, Peter, 107. 
Griswold, Joseph, 390, 466, 471. 
Gritman, Elizabeth, 216. 
Gritman, John, will of, 216. 



Gritman, John, Jr., 216. 

Gritman, Margaret, 216. 

Gritman, Mary, 216. 

Gritman, William, 216. 

Groenendyck, Mary, 136. 

Grondain^ Lewis, 289. 

Groom, Francis, 347. 

Groot, Elias, 125. 

Grove, Rachel, 90. 

Groviastin, Catharine, 410. 

Grub, Nicholas, 299. 

Gueringay, Jean, 319. 

Guest, Henry, 30, 87. 

Guion, Benjamin, 415. 

Guion, David, 106, 407. 

Guion, Elie, 164, 415. 

Guion, Isaac, 15, 106. 

Guion, James, will of, 106. 

Guion, Jane, 106. 

Guion, John, 106. 

Guion, Susanah, 106. 

Gulet, Joacham, 348. 

Gulet, Peter, 348. 

Gulet, Raime, 348. 

Gulick, see Gulet. 

Gunsmiths, 45, 182, 299, 303, 356 

453, 464, 470. 
Gunter, Samuel, 471. 
Gurig, Robert, 369. 

Hackett, Mary, 131, 132. 

Hackett, Patrick, 131, 132. 

Hackett, Robert, will of, 120. 

Hadden, Bartholemew, 229. 

Hadden, Job, 406. 

Hadden, John, 275. 

Hadden, Phebe, 229. 

Hadden, Susanah, 339. 

Haddon, Bartholemew, will of, 290 

mentioned, 477. 
Haddon, Job, 420, 477. 
Haddon, Phebe, 290. 
Haddon, Thomas, 477. 
Hadley, George, 267. 
Hadley, William, 468. 
Haff, Lawrence, 460. 
Hagervout, Leffert, 216. 
HaTght, Abigail, 247, 248. 
Haight, Amy, 468. 
Haight, Charles, 110. 
Haight, David, 247, 248. 
Haight, Ebom, 298. 
Haight, Nicholas, 468. 
Haight, Samuel, 134. 
Haight, Sarah, 28. 
Haight, Thamar, 302. 
Haines, Amy, 245. 
Haines, Benjamin, 379. 
Haines, Charity, will of, 164. 
Haines, Daniel, will of. 24. 
Haines, David, 24, 154. 
Haines, Elizabeth, 379. 
Haines, Emey, 245. 
Haines, Gidney, 24. 
Haines, Godfrey, 154. 
Haines, James, 24, 154. 
Haines, James, Jr., 154. 



HaineB, Joseph G., 154. 
Hmines, Mana, 154. 
Haines Hartba, 379. 
Haines, Hatthcir, 24. 
Hainea, Mercy, 24. 
Haino, Rebecca, 24, 154. 
Hainee, Samuel, 263. 
Haines, Wmjuui, 379. 
Haines, Copt. William, 221 



Hains, I'rcii crick, 459. 

Haina, ilclfrLO-, 4(17. 

Haina, Gilbert, 4G7. 

Haina, Natimn, 167. 

Haios, Samuel, 107. 

Haina, Solomon, 171. 

Hains, Suunah, 107. 

Haley, John, 21. 

Haley. Pelf t. 21. 

Hnll. Henjanun. 209. 

Hallain, l.on-is, 2a'->. 

HaJlaiQ, »areh, 205. 

Halleck, Joshua, 470. 

Halleck, Joshua, Jr., 470. 

Hallett, Amy, 268. 

Hallett, Hannah, 473. 

Hallett, Israel, 128,266. 

Hallett, Jacob, 56, 470, 473. 

Hallett, Jonah, 266. 

Hallett, Joseph, 430, 470. 

Hallett, Lydia, 266. 

Haliet* nl-i— 1 — i'l 

Halleti 

Hollet 

Halliduv, Hannaii, 459. 

UBllock. Daniel, 249. 

HaJloc