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Full text of "Documents relating to the colonial, Revolutionary and post-Revolutionary history of the State of New Jersey"

ARCHIVES 



OF THE 



STATE OF NEW JERSEY 



FIRST SERIES 
Vol. XXX 

VOL. II OF CALENDAR OF WILLS 



This volume was prepared and edited by authority of the 
State of New Jersey, at the request of the New Jersey His- 
torical Society, and under the direction of its Committee on 
Colonial Documents. That Committee at present is constituted 
as follows : 

Austin Scott, 

Ernest C. Richardson, 

Joseph F. Folsom, 

A. Van Doren Honevman, 

James J. Bergen, 

Hiram E. Deats. 






DOCUM ENTS 



1ELATING TO THE 



COLONIAL HISTORY 



STATE OF NEW JERSEY 



FIRST SERIES— VOL. XXX 



CALENDAR OF NEW JERSEY WILLS, ADMINISTRATIONS, B*C. 

VOLUME 11—1730-1750 



EDITED BY 



A. VAN DOREN HONEYMAN ,. 7? 



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SOMERVILLE, N. J. 

Tki Unionist-Gazette Association, Printers. 



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PREFACE 



This second volume of "Abstracts of Wills" of New Jersey 
is published long after the first volume, known as. Vol. XXIII 
of the "New Jersey Archives," (First Series), owing, in part, 
to peculiar circumstances. The MSS. for it,, which was pre- 
pared with much labor by employed abstracters at Trenton, was 
about ready for the printer when the great Paterson fire of 
1902 destroyed it in the office of the late Mr. William Nelson, 
then the New Jersey Historical Society's Corresponding Secre- 
tary and Editor of the work. After a long time and much 
additional expense the entire copy was replaced under Mr. 
Nelson's direction, but he was. unable to edit it previous to his 
death (in 1914), nor has. the Society been able to print it until 
the present time. 

The preceding volume of "Abstracts" was intended to in- 
clude all wills and administrations up to and during the year 
1750. But the present Editor discovered numerous omissions 
in 1730 probates, and included them in this volume, which is, 
therefore, entitled as beginning with that year. Other omis- 
sions in the reproduced MSS., between the years 1731 and 
1750, have also been supplied. There are likewise included 
herein abstracts of wills, which, hearing the date of 1750, were 
probated later. In all, particulars of about 3,025 testaments, in- 
testacies or guardianships are included in this volume, besides 
the few in the Appendix. 

In order to compress the large number of entries for the 
twenty-one years actually embraced in these pages and to keep 
within the legislative appropriation applicable to the work, two 
sizes of small but perfectly clear type have been employed. 

The spelling of proper names of persons and places,, in- 
cluding abbreviations of Christian names, are believed to fol- 
low the original These often vary in the same abstract, but 



PREFACE 



are printed as found, although as many names, especially in 
inventories, are nearly undecipherable, errors of transcription 
in some cases have, doubtless, been unavoidable. In the "Index 
of Names of Persons," however, an endeavor has been made 
to straighten out the misspellings to a certain extent, so as to 
classify well-known proper surnames under present-day 
orthography. This seemed to be necessary in order to simplify 
the search for usual proper names. 

A critical user of the volume may observe that the abstracts, 
which were made by different persons, are not based upon a 
perfectly harmonized plan; but, as in all cases the essential 
facts are stated, this cannot be a matter of moment. 

In preparing the copy for the printer the Editor, as a matter 
of course, could net verify the accuracy of the MSS., but has 
endeavored to have the printing correctly follow it, and, to 
some extent, has harmonized the work of the abstracters. 

Where wills, administrations, etc., were regularly recorded 
at Trenton, the book and page where the record may be found 
are stated. In such cases, to find the original wills, including 
inventories, etc., the printed three volumes published by the 
Secretary of State in I9i2-'i3, entitled "Index to Wills," must 
be consulted. Where originals were simply filed as papers, but 
not recorded, as happened with many wills and all inventories, 
the reference given is to the number of the filing case in which 
the original papers may be found. 

The books of record and all original papers in the matters 
noted are preserved in the well-lighted basement of the Secre- 
tary of State's office at Trenton, with a polite and trained 
official in charge. 

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



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the fact that in America, as in England, while the historic year 
ended December 31, the legal year ended on March 24, and this 
continued until 1750. Therefore, in reading, for example, a 
date such as Feb. 4, 1 740-1, it is to be considered that the real 
year was 1741 historically, but 1740 legally. Unfortunately, 
all the wills, inventories, etc., noted in this work, between Jan. 
1 and Mar. 24, do not bear a double-year date, as they should. 
No attempt has been made to alter the MSS. printed from in 
this respect, except in a few instances where the correct double 
dating was a matter of certainty. 

It may be noted also that, unless otherwise stated, the 
amounts of inventories of estates are always of personalty 
only ; that in various wills the word "brother," as used, has an 
uncertain meaning, and may refer to brother-in-law, step- or 
half-brother, or to a member of the same religious denomina- 
tion ; and that where names of testators in the bold face type 
are spelled in some alternate manner, it signifies that in the 
same document, or some corelated document, proof of such 
variation occurs. 

A glance over the ''Index of Names of Persons" at the end 
of the volume would seem to indicate that the names in- 
clude a pretty large proportion of all the adult population of 
the State during the twenty-one year period covered by this 
work. A careful searcher will also find hundreds of cases 
where are stated one's exact neighbors (usually owning ad- 
joining lands), and in many instances the names of every mem- 
ber of a family. It is the latter feature which will make 
this work of interest to searchers in genealogical lines. 

We do not call attention to the unusual or curious wills to be 
found in these pages ; there are few such. The chief interest 
and value of the volume are in the early names of persons and 
places, and in the particular dates relating to both living and 
deceased citizens of New Jersey at this early period. The record 
of these names and dates cannot fail to prove of permanent 
use to both present and future generations of students of the 
history of the old-time families of our State. 

In the matter of early names of places a glance at the "Index 
of Place-Names" will show manv old Indian and Dutch-derived 



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names, either long since gone out of existence or greatly cor- 
rupted by time. For example, the following (many erronously 
spelled) : Carrostoga, Covehaukin, Cuckowder, Gemocenepa, 
Hadgy, Leopeatenung, Machiscotuxin, Manatico, Manusking, 
Markashoop, Matchesqatonk, Mohoppony, Naugblomsoon, Ra- 
menesin, Rapeketon, Sessoconneta, Shabbacunck, Steenraapje, 
Tatamus. Wickohoe, Wintepoc, Whopemenchonhhong, Zuck- 
ar uning. 

It would require about two more volumes similar to this one 
to carry on the Abstracts of Wills to the year 1804, when the 
records at Trenton ceased and wills thereafter were recorded 
in each county. It is to be hoped such volumes may be pub- 
lished under State auspices at some time in the future. 

A. V. D. H. 

Plainfield, N. J., August, 1-918. 



ERRATA 

Page 87. Strike out last entry on page, "Caruthers, James," as being 
a duplicate, in part, of first entry on same page. 

Page 98. Lines 11 and 12. "Nathaniel Harned and Robert Dennes, 
fellow bondsmen," belong at the end of the preceding paragraph. 

Page 99. Line 3. Strike out "Thomas Cox, witness," as a duplicate 
statement. 

Page 160. Line 5. Strike out entire line. 



Calendar of New Jersey Wills 



Note. — The books cited as Libers 1, 2, 3, etc., are of West Jersey 
wills. Those cited as Libers A, B, C, etc., are of Bast Jersey wills. 
Where matters beside recorded wills, such as inventories, accounts, 
etc., are noted, the originals may be found in the proper boxes (ar- 
ranged by counties), reference to which is made in the volumes 
(three volumes) entitled "Index to Wills," published by the Secretary 
of State in 1912 and 1913, which should always be consulted in case 
originals are to be referred to. All original matters herein abstracted 
are to be found in the Secretary of State's office at Trenton. 



1742-3, Feb. 4. Aaronson, Benjamin, of Mansfield Township, Bur- 
lingston Co., yeoman; will of. Brothers Joseph and Aaron, sisters 
Elizabeth Gibbs and Sarah Atkinson. Cousins William and John, 
sons of Joseph Atkinson. Real and personal estate. Executors — 
brother Aaron and brother-in-law Joseph Atkinson. Witnesses — 
Job Talman, George Ash, John Hammell, Jr., Isaac DeCow medius. 
Proved April 6, 1743. Lib. 4, p. 356. 

1742-3, March 3. Inventory of the personal estate, £38.16, made by 
Robert Rockhill, David Rockhill and Benjamin Shreve. 

1741, Dec. 14. Aaronson, John, of Mansfield Township, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Children — Benjamin, Joseph, Aaron, Thomas, 
Elizabeth and Sarah. Grandsons — John Atkinson and his brothers and 
sisters. Negroes — Phillis and Ester. Real and personal estate. Wife 
Mary sole executrix. Witnesses — Benja. Talman, Francis Thompson, 
Elizabeth Talman, Isaac DeCow medius. Proved March 3, 1742. 

Lib. 4, p. 357. 

1742-3, March 3. Inventory of the personal estate, £498.6.10%, in- 
cludes bonds, bills and note £230.2.8 y 2 , and negro children £30, made 
by Robert Rockhill, David Rockhill and Benjamin Shreve. 

(Not dated) Abbott, John, of Nottingham Township, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Children — John, Timothy, Samuel, Mary Williams, 
Ann Biles, Jane Burr, Rachell Abbott, Elizabeth Williams and Sarah 
Abbott. Servant boy Arthur Woolard. Land adjoining Robert Pear- 
son on the south side of Crosswick Creek. Wife Ann sole executrix. 
Witnesses — Robert Pearson, Rachel Pearson, Thomas Pearson. Proved 
April 12, 1740. Lib- 4, p. 228. 

1735, Nov. 29, Abbott, Samuel, of Salem Co., yeoman, guardian, ap- 
pointed Aug. 23, 1734. Resignation of, in favor of Clement Hall of 
Salem, merchant. The petition of the ward, Mary Walcott (daughter 
of Samuel Walcut of Penns Neck, Salem County) is attached to the 
original paper. Copy dated 22 January, 1735. Lib. 4, p. 50. 

1741, July 21. Acken, Thomas, of Elizabeth Town and Ash Swamp, 
Essex Co. — will of. Wife Mary. Sons — Joseph, John, Samuel and 
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Robert. Daughter — Mary little. Grandchild — John Acken son of 
son John. Real and personal estate. Executors — friends Isaac 
Frasey and Samuel Hinds. Witnesses — John Scuder, Ezekiah Hub- 
bell, Nath'll Hubbell. Proved Feb. 10, 1747-8. 

1747-8, Feb. 10. The executors within named having refused to act 
and the widow being also deceased, Elizabeth Lambert, principal 
creditor, appointed administrator. 

1751, July 13. James Lambert, husband of the abovesaid Eliza- 
beth, testifies to the foregoing. Lib. E, p. 134. 

!74r>. Auk:. 28. Arkerman, Abraham, of Bergen Co., "infant of 14 
yrs. and upwards." Guardian — Hellebrant Lizier of Bergen Co., yeo- 
man. Fellow bondsman — John Nevill, Esq., of Perth Amboy. 

Bergen Wills, 235B. 

I7.!s. April 23. Arkerman, .Joliannis, of Hackinsack, Bergen Co., 
shoemaker — Will of. Wife Jannetie Executrix, and to have the real 
and personal estate during widowhood. Co-executors of my "meno- 
renne children," and assistants; my brother-in-law Hillebrant Lizier 
and cousin Lawrence Abrams Ackerman, both of Hackinsack. Sons, 
David (the Bible as a birthright), Kiclas, Gilyn and Abraham to have 
all lands after decease or remarriage of the widow. Daughters, 
Hillegont (married), Trintie, Maritie and Antia. Witnesses — Joost 
Vanboskerck, Corns. WynKoop, David Demarest, Sen. Proved 19 
August. 1745. Lib. D, p. 324. 

1749, Nov. IS. Aeton (Aeten), Benjamin, of Salem, Salem Co., 
tanner — will of. 

Item 1. "I give to my last wife's three daughters, which she had 
by her former husband, Wm. Sheals, £10 a piece out of my personal 
estate when they arrive to the age of 18 years, or marriage." 

Item 2. "My son John Acton, my new house and lot, tanyard and 
stock, likewise the house and lot, which formerly belonged to Wm. 
Sheals. likewise a wood lot (25 acres) I bought of Wm. Chamber." 

Item 3. "Son Joseph Acton to have the house and lot where I live, 
likewise the lot (1 acre) bought of Daniel Mestayer, and his wife, 
near the Bridge, likewise 50 acres of woodland reserved from the 
plantation I sold to Samuel Nicholson." Item 4. "My right of 100 
acres of Cedar swamp belonging to me and Edward Lumas to be sold 
and the money with the overplus of my personal estate to be equally 
divided between my two sons above named. I deem Wm. Barret's 
mortgage part of my personal estate." Executors — Sons John and 
Joseph Acton. Signature with a seal. Witnesses — John Whittall, 
Samuel Parker, Josiah Kay. Sworn and affirmed 30 Dec, 1749. 

Lib. 6, p. 399. 

1749-50, Jan. 8. Inventory, £1718.17.0, includes bonds, bills and notes, 
£807.8.0, clock and "Screwtore" £17, plate £14.13.3, "47 pair of pumps, 
£12," parcel of old books £4.4.0, "the wearing apparel late belonging 
to Rachel late wife of the s'd deceased, £9," cattle £21.15.0. "To rent 
due from Sam'l Abbott, same appeared £12.0.0." Appraisers — Ranier 
Vanhist, Josiah Kay. 

1733, April 23. Adames, John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., la- 
bourer; will of. Wife Agnas Adames, whose maiden name was Agnas 
Nisbet, now in Ireland. Son, Thomas Adames, who is with his mother. 
Real and personal estate. Executors — friend, Samuel Moores, and 
brother, Charles Adames. Witnesses — John Waller, Nicholas Stil- 
will, William Thorne. Proved July 17, 1734. Lib. B, p. 522. 



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1732-3, January 12. Adams, Thomas, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
cooper; will of. Wife, Margery. Four eldest children mentioned, but 
not named. Executors — friends, James Robinson and John Hender- 
son, of Freehold. Witnesses — Walter and Joseph Wilson and William 
Hankinson. Proved January 26, 1732-3. Lib. B, p. 379. 

1731, March 31. Addams, Jedediah, late of Evesham, Burlington 
Co., miller. Margaret Adams declines administration. 

1731, April 1. Bond of Judah Allen as administrator; Thomas 
Hackny fellow bondsman, both of Evesham, yeoman. Lib. 3, p. 99A. 

1731, April 5. Inventory of personal estate, £47.17, made by Thomas 
Middleton and Thomas Hackney. 

1742, June 26. Addams, Jeremiah, of Great Egg Harbour, Glouces- 
ter Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary. Children — David, Mary, Sarah, 
Rebecca, Joseph, Jeremiah. Executors — the wife and son David. 
Witnesses — Nehemiah Leeds, Elizabeth Lee, Richard Philpotts. Proved 
Nov. 25, 1742. 

1742, Aug. 7. Inventory of the personal estate, £165.1.0, made by 
Joseph Leeds and Robert Smith. Burlington Wills, 3421-4C. 

1742, Aug. 20. Aeten, John, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife Eliza- 
beth. To oldest son John and his heirs forever the "large Dutch folio 
Bible" and lands beginning at Raritan River at Peter Cowenhoven's 
line, thence to Hendrick Fisher's land. Residue of lands to son 
Thomas. Daughter — Elizabeth Smith, who has children, Mary Se- 
brant, and Eleanor Sebrant. Executors — sons John, Thomas and 
friend Hendrick Fisher. Signed "John Aatten (his mark)." Wit- 
nesses — Peter Cowenhoven, Evan Preston, Aaron Davis (his mark). 
Proved 13 March, 1743. Lib. D, p. 136. 

1746, May 17. Akin, John, of Essex Co. Bond of Elizabeth Akin, 
widow, as administratrix; Joseph Wood, yeoman, fellow bondsman. 
Witness — Josiah Broadwell. Lib. D, p. 385. 

1739, Dec. 17. Alberson, Abraham, of Gloucester, Gloucester Co.; 
will of. Sons — Abraham, Ephraim and Joseph Alberson, to have equal- 
ly "all of my plantation whereon I live." Daughter — Rebecca Bev- 
erly. Executors to have the rest of estate, real and personal for 
bringing up of three sons, Aaron, Levi and Jonathan Alberson, until 
they will be 14, and then to put them out to some trade. After they 
attain 21 years, executors to pay them 10 pounds apiece. To son-in- 
law (step-son) Richard Chew £10, when he will be 21. Executors — 
sons Abraham and Joseph Alberson. Witnesses — Joseph Low, Wil- 
liam Hampton, John Kaighin. Proved 18 Feb., 1744. 

1745, Dec. 10. Letters Testamentary were granted. Lib. 5, p. 136. 

1739, Dec. 6, (filed 1744). Inventory of the personal estate of Abra- 
ham Alberson senior (£193.4.6), includes negro Tom, £5, 30 lbs. of wool 
and 12 lbs. of worsted, beef, pork and lard. Appraisers — John Mickle, 
Joseph Low. 

1745-6, Feb. 14. Alberson, Abraham, of town of Gloucester, Glou- 
cester Co. yeoman. Int. Sarah Alberson, admx. (her mark). Thomas 
Clement of the same place, "cordwainer," bondsman. Witnesses — 
John Hampton, John Ladd. Lib. 5, p. 463. 

1745-6, Jany. 18. Inventory of personal estate (£51.18.0), includes 



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"salt pork, beaf, hogs, lard £4.10.0." Appraisers — John Hampton, 
John Thorne. 

174S, Sept. 22. Alberson, Simon, of Newtown, Gloucester Co. Int. 
Joseph Ellis, admr. ; Samuel Harrison, bondsman, both of place afore- 
said. Witness — J. Scattergood. Lib. 6, p. 13. 

1748, Sept. 19. Inventory of personal estate (£73.11.0), includes 
cash in hands of Josiah Alberson for rent £43, bond due from Joseph 
Low, cash in hand of Jacob Alberson and Joseph Ellis, 13 sheep. 
Appraisers — John Kaighin, Isaac Alberson. 

1759, Feb. 2. Account of Jacob Stokes, adm. of Joseph Ellis, Esq., 
late of Gloucester Co., deceased, who was admr. of Simeon Albertson, 
late of same County. "So much thereof paid by the said Joseph Ellis" 
to Thomas Ellis, Jonah Albertson, William Edgar, Ann Hampton, 
John Keasley, Thomas Edgerton, Peter Sonmon, John Hampton, Wil- 
liam Edgerton, etc., amounting to £61.10. 

1744-5, 22, 12th mo. (Feb.) Alberson, William, of Newton, Glouces- 
ter Co., yeoman; will of. To son William and his heirs forever, 
"all the land and meadow I bought of John Kasley and the meadow 
I bought of Thomas Dennises, excepting the Lower Branch, also my 
two tracts of outland." To son Simeon Alberson and his heirs for- 
ever, "the lower part of my plantation where I live, bounded by New- 
ton and the Fork Creek, near the house of John Mickle; also my 
cedar swamp, my son Simeon to pay each of my daughters Sarah 
and Ann £30 and my son Nathan £10, for the same when they will 
be 21." Son John Alberson to have the residue of land within the 
township of Newton, "he to pay my son Nathan, when 21, £20, to 
whom I give my 60 odd acre lot on a branch of Timber Creek, called 
'Stephens Run.' " "I commit the tuition, care and estate of my chil- 
dren unto my uncle Josiah Alberson and my friend Ebenezer Hop- 
kins." Executrix — wife Jane Alberson. Witnesses — Joseph Low, 
Andrew Tate, Elizabeth Smith, Jos. Cooper. Proved 16 April 1745. 
Letters granted July 25, 1746. Lib. 5, p. 220. 

1745, 1st mo. (March), 25 da. Inventory (£858.4.4), includes watch 
and apparel, £54.13.3, bonds £174.1.2%, saddle-bags, remnant of cloth, 
V2 doz. teaspoons, £2.4.6, negro-woman and child, £40, 11 horses, 34 
cattle, oxen £214. Appraisers — Jos. Cooper, Josiah Alberson. 

1745, May 9. Albertson, Gilbert, of Gloucester, Gloucester Co., ma- 
riner. Admx., Jane Alberson, widow. Thomas Clement, bondsman, 
of the place aforesaid. Witnesses — Robt. Smith, J. Scattergood. 

1749, May 22. Inventory of personal estate, £969.0.11. Includes 
bonds, notes and accounts of William Albertson, Thomas Edgerton, 
W r illiam Hugg, William Sell, Daniel Calving, Andrew Erickson, Wil- 
liam Riggin, William Genard, Gabriel Dowel, Benjamin Stephenson, 
Thomas Holstone, Jonas Veneman, Lawrence Peterson, William Pet- 
erson, Andrew Holstone, Thomas Peterson, Abraham Stats, Samuel 
Moffett, John Heritage, William Tremble, Samuel Hornby, James 
Holliday, William Dollerson, Aaron Bennett, Erick Johnson, William 
Roman, Jeremiah Hand, Isaac Hand, David Fitzgerald, Recompence 
Hand, Simeon Albertson, John Mackintosh, Walter Melton, Isaac Al- 
bertson, Francis Haddock, James Cusick, Jacob Albertson, Henry 
Siddon, Samuel Hazard, Peter Davis. Appraisers — Thos. Clements, 
Sam. Harrison, Junr. 



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1746, August 9. Alburt, Adam, of Amwell, Hunterdon County. In- 
ventory of personal estate (£252.5.9), includes, 1 anvil and smith's 
tools; carpenter's tools; several Dutch Books, etc.; made by Philip 
Ringo and Teunes Habbah (or Hoppagh). 

1746, August 13. Bond of Peter Rockafeller and Godfree Peters of 
Amwell, as administrators of the estate. Teunes Hoppagh, of Amwell, 
surety. Witness, Philip Ringo. 

1748, June 8. Account of administrators, mentions names of Rut 
Johnson, Johannes Louks, Andrew Reed, John Quick, Casper Archa- 
back, Charles Hoff, Jr., Philip Ringo, Peter Overfelt, Anthony Fisher, 
John Taylor, John Wester of Philadelphia, Jacob Swallow, Meani 
Vanvoras, Jacob Moore, Jacob Erwine, Philip Sine, Garret William- 
son, John Opdyke, Benjamin Abbot, Benjamin Canby, Jeromas Horn, 
Mathias Smith, Anne Ketchin, Francis Toular (or Foular), school- 
master, Aron Mateson, Tunas Hapough, Samuel Ketchin, James Ab- 
bot, Robert Mildram, Francis Quick, Derrick Vanvaughton and Bar- 
tholomew Hoboam. Hunterdon Wills, 185J. 

1744, Dec. 4. Aldrldge, Thomas (see Eldridge). 

1740, June 11. Alford, David, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., tan- 
ner; will of. Son, Benjamin. Mentions lands bought of John Heard 
Esq., Richard Jones, Benjamin Martin, John Parker, John Bishop, 
Sam'll Leues, Jun'r, Sam'll Moores, John Insle, Timothy Tuttle, David 
Donham, Robert Thornell. Daughters — Sarah, Mary and Margaret. 
Children all minors. Mentions lands bought of Jonathan Insle, 
Elisha Frazee, Ephraim Lockheart and Robert Ayers. Executors — 
wife Mary Alford, Benjamin Martin and Petter Martin. Witnesses — 
Jonathan Inslee, Jonathan Inslee, Jun'r, and Jno. Herriot. Proved 
April 19, 1748. Lib. E, p. 160. 

1748, April 18. Inventory of personal estate, £162.00.8, incl. debts 
due by Sam'll Barns and Sam'll Pray; made by Jonathan Inslee and 
Benjamin Allword. 

1748-9, Feb. 9. Allcott, William, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Ann. Sons — Anthony and William. Other children men- 
tioned but not named. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife 
and son Anthony. Witnesses — Thomas Eayre, John Hiller, John Burr, 
Jun'r. Proved Feb. 25, 1748. Lib. 6, p. 37. 

1748-50, Feb. 22. Inventory of personal estate, £134.17.6; made by 
Samuel Woolston and John Hiller. 

1731, Jan. 31. Allen, Benjamin (over 16 years old), eldest son of 
Judah, of Evesham, Burlington co., yeoman. Letters of guardianship 
of granted to William Sharo, of Evesham. Burlington Wills, 2057C. 

1746, July 9. Allen, Benjamin, Jr., late of Evesham, Burlington 
Co. Inventory of the personal estate of, £92.12; made by William 
Sharp and James Cattell. 

1746, July 19. Bond of Deborah Allen, widow, as administratrix 
of the estate of. Samuel Sharp, yeoman, and William Sharp, weaver, 
both of same place, fellow bondsmen. Lib. 5, p. 430. 

1732, March 29. Allen, Daniel, of Egg Harbour, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman. Inventory of personal estate, £42.11.0, made by widow, Mary 



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Allen, administratrix. Appraised by William Cordray and Roturn 
Badkack. 

1732-:!. Jan. 2. Account of estate, £59.5.0, made by Mary Allen, show- 
ing: payments to Richard Clymer, John Hinchman, Henry Brown, 
James Steelman, James Sommers, Andrew Steelman. 

Gloucester Wills, 149H. 

1732, March 18. Allen, David, of Shrewsbury town, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Hannah. Children — Jedidiah, Ralph, Eliza- 
beth and Rebecca. Executors — wife, friend George Williams and 
cousin Jacob Lippincott. Witnesses — Joseph Allen, Benjamin Corliss 
and Jacob Dennis. Proved May 28, 1735. 

1735, May 9th and 16th. Inventory of personal estate, £514, inch 
50 neat cattle; 87 old sheep and 42 lambs; 12 horses and mares; bond 
from Tole Macolla; in Henry Lawrence's hand; in Hugh Porter's 
hand; in Benjamin Parker's, John and Preserve Lippincott's hands. 
Made by John Eatton, John Redford and Jacob Dennis. 

Liber C, p. 35; 621-4M. 

1731, Jan. 35. Allen, Deborah, late of Evesham, Burlington Co. 
Bond of William Sharp and Rebecca his wife as administrators (Re- 
becca Sharp being one of the daughters of Deborah Allen, late wife 
of Judah Allen, yeoman, late of Evesham). William Parke and 
James Shearing, all of Burlington Co., fellow bondsmen. Witnesses — 
Hugh Sharp, Martha Parke, Richard Parke. Lib. 3, p. 175. 

1740, 3Iay 33. Allen, Ebenezer, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. 
Bond of Hannah Allen, widow, as administratrix. George Allen of 
same place, yeoman, bondsman. Witnesses — Robert Hude and Thomas 
Bartow. 

1740, May 16. Inventory of personal estate, £75.19.00, incl. bond 
of Joseph Patterson, due from David Jecocks; made by Benjamin 
Parker and John Seares. Liber C, p. 340; 881-4M. 

1740-1, March 16. Allen, Elizabeth, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
widow. Inventory of personal estate, £30.19.01%, incl. debts due from 
wife of John Drew, and bond from Jonathan Allen; made by Benjamin 
Trotter and John Potter. 

1741, Nov. 30. Bond of Jonathan Allen, son, yeoman, as adminis- 
trator. John Hyndshaw, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., bookbinder, 
fellow bondsman. Lib. C, p. 466. 

1747, December 30. Allen, Kgtliraim, of Shrewsbury town, Mon- 
mouth Co., will of. Wife, Mary. Children — Joseph and Lydia. Grand- 
son, John Allen. Executors — wife and friend Job Cook. Witnesses — 
Emmanuel Woolley, Benjamin Woolley, Stephen Cook and Amariah 
Slocum. Proved December 28, 1747. Executors, being Quakers, 
affirmed. Lib. E, p. 143. 

1747, December 24. Inventory of personal estate, £189.00.11; made 
by William Jackson and Daniel Williams. 

1747, March 3. Allen, Ezekiel, of Shrewsbury town, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Amy. Children — Obadiah, Nathan, Joshua, 
Elizabeth, and Aaron. Executors — wife and brother, Jedidiah Allen. 
Witnesses — Joseph Potter, Thomas Negus, John Allen and Jacob 
Dennis. Proved March 14, 1747, by Joseph Potter and John Allen, 
Quakers. Executors, Quakers, affirmed same day. 



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1748, March 15. Inventory of the personal estate, £257.01.02. Made 
by Joseph Wardell and Joseph Potter. 

1739, Feb. 20. Allen, Isaac, of Salem County, blacksmith. Int. 
Admx., Mary Allen (relict of). Bondsman, Benjamin Allen. Both of 
aforesaid County. Witnesses— Rich'd Wood, Dan'l Mestayer. 

Lib. 4, p. 198. 

1739-40, Feb. 16. Inventory (£270.9.21%) "praised at Alaways 
Creek, Salem County," includes cattle and horses, "anvil, stock in 
smith shoop," bellows and vise. Appraisers — Richard Wood, Abra- 
ham Moss. 

1750, Dee. 3. Allen, John, Esq., of city of Burlington. Hannah 
Allen, widow, renounces administration and requests that same be 
granted her son, John Allen, Esq. 

1750, Dec. 8. Bond of John Allen, of Hunterdon Co., Esq. as ad- 
ministrator. Bennet Bard and Joseph Hollinshead of city of Bur- 
lington, Esqrs. fellow bondsmen. Lib. 7, p. 29. 

1748, November 12. Allen, Jonathan, of Shrewsbury town, Mon- 
mouth Co., yeoman; will of. Children— Hezekiah (eldest son), Bath- 
sheba (eldest daughter), Naomi, James, Exercise, Sarah, Mary, Han- 
nah, David (youngest son). Executors — friend Joseph Corleis and 
son-in-law John Woodmanse. Witnesses — John Redford, Joseph Pot- 
ter and Jedidiah Allen. Proved November 26, 1748. Executors 
(Quakers) affirmed. 

1748, November 19. Inventory of personal estate, £178.16.7, inch 
bonds ' of James Allen, Thomas Finemor, William Mitten, Josiah 
Parker and Hezekiah Allen, and nursery of apple-trees; made by 
Joseph Potter and John Williams. 

1749, May 1. Account of estate by executors. The plantation sold 
for £1281; property right for £25. Cash paid to following— Joseph 
Wardel, Hezekiah Allen, John Woodmansey, Derious Lippincott, 
James Allen, William Brewer, Charles Mackey, Jedidiah Allen, Han- 
nah Allen, David Allen, Peleg Slocum. Lib. E, p. 245. 

1731, June 24. Allen, Juda, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will o'f. Son, Benjamin (under age). Daughters— Rebakah, Eliza- 
beth, Mary and Abigail. Meadow, formerly Clark Rodman's and land 
purchased of Judiah Adams. Executors— wife and sons-in-law Wil- 
liam Sharp and Edward Clamans. Witnesses— Francis Hogsett, 
Arthur Borradaill, Mahlon Stacy. Proved July 20, 1731. 

1731, Aug. 2. Inventory of personal estate, £437.1.11; made by 
Thomas Noolin, Joseph Fenimore and Benjamin Moore. 

1731-2, Jan. 31. Benjamin, son and heir of Judah Allen, and orphan 
of about 16, elects William Sharp as guardian, to whom letters of 
guardianship are issued. Lib. 3, pp. 146, 177. 

1747-8, February 20. Allen, Lydia, daughter of Ephraim Allen of 
Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., nuncupative will of. Brother, Joseph. 
Mother Mary Allen. Cousins— Lydia Parker and Alice Goodbody. 
Signed by Rachel Dennis and Lydia Parker, March 1, 1747-8. Proved 
by Rachel Dennis and Lydia Parker (Quaker), who testify that Lydia 
Allen died at twelve o'clock at night, Monday, February 22nd (?). 

Lib. E, p. 144. 

1732, December 2. Allen, Nathan, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth 



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Co., Esquire; will of. Wife, Martha. To son, Nathan, plantation and 
grist mills, also land adjoining- Aaron Robins and Benjamin Apple- 
grate. To son Benjamin, plantation bought of Benjamin Lawrence, Jr., 
bounded according- to lease to William Norton, also the fulling- mill. 
Daughters — Martha and Margery (under sixteen). Wife sole exe- 
cutrix. Witnesses — John Tantum, Jr., Ambrose Feild and Samuel 
Rogers. Proved by John Tantum, Quaker, January 30, 1738. 

Lib. 4, p. 154. 
1738, 11th. d., 11th. m. (Jan.). Inventory of estate, £1194.15.1, lncl. 
one negro man and two boys, a negro woman and one girl; made by 
John Tantum and John Middleton. 

1748, September 10. Allen, Nathan, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah. Son, John (or Nathan John). 
"Mother, Martha Decow." Sister, Martha Lawrence. Executors — wife 
and friend Robert Lawrence. Witnesses — Moses Robins, John Mount 
and William Lawrence. Proved October 1, 1748. Lib. 5, p. 531. 

1748, March 26. Allen, Ralph, of Shrewsbury town, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary. Children — Rebecca, Judah and Elizabeth, under 
fourteen years of age. Executors — brother Jedidiah Allen and cousin 
Joseph Allen. Witnesses — William Cook, Timothy Hance and Jacob 
Dennis. Proved April 27, 1748. Lib. E, p. 166. 

. Inventory of the personal estate, £191.11.3; made by 

Joseph and Jacob Corlies. 

1732, January 14. Allen, Samuel, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Martha, sole legatee and executrix for bring- 
ing up of children whose names are not given. Witnesses — Charles 
Woolverton (?), John Carr, George Fox and Samuel Green. Proved 
May 3, 1733. Executrix a Quaker. 

1732, February 19. Inventory of estate, £97.5.0, incl. what was 
found in the weaving room, loom, tubs, etc.; fifteen head of cow 
kind; twelve head of swine; eight head of horse kind; one servant 
man; made by Charles Woolverton and Samuel Green. 

1734, May 15. Account of Samuel Arnold and Martha, his wife, late 
Martha Allen, executrix of will of Samuel Allen. Mentions Joseph 
Higby, William Montgomerie, Stephen Pidcock, Daniel Howel, Eliza- 
beth Reed, John Mullin, William Dugdale, Thomas Woollverton, 
Thomas McClehan, Isaac Herrin, Joseph Reed, Isaac Arey, Richard 
Hough, Christian Cornelius, Francis Bowes. Lib. 3, p. 298; 100 J. 

1744, March 13. Allen, Thomas, of New Hanover, Burlington Co., 
labourer. Administration on estate granted unto Thomas Miller, 
yeoman; John Stewart, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Lib. 5, p. 100. 

1745, Nov. 30. Inventory of personal estate, £42.10.7; made by John 
Stewart and Jos. Steward. 

1744, December 8. Allen, William, of Allentown, Monmouth Co., 
hatter; will of. Wife, Anna, sole legatee. Executors — wife, Jacob 
Lawrence and Thomas Lowrie. Witnesses — Bartholomew West, 
Charles Jolley and William Lawrence. Proved January 29, 1744-5. 

Lib. 5, p. 77. 

1744-5, January 27. Inventory of personal estate, £132.10.11, incl. 
one dozen wool hats, not finished, thirty-four blocks, smoothing iron, 
bows and stamper, twenty-one beaver skins; made by William Law- 
rence and Bartholomew West. 



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1750, Jan. 13. Allen, Zacharlah, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man. Bond of Elizabeth Allen, his widow, as administratrix of estate. 
Samuel Crow, same place, carpenter, fellow bondsman. "Witness — 
Ebenezer Saltar. 

1750, Jan. 14. Inventory of personal estate, £36.1.2; made by Rich- 
ard Jones and Abraham Johnston. Lib. E, p. 473. 

1750, Jan. 25. Vendue list; articles bought by Eliza. Allen, Abra- 
ham Morgan, Joseph Howten, John Price, John Eastwood, Jonathan 
Harnet, Edward Potter, Joseph Michel, Andrew Hamton, William 
Comtan, John Duning, John Alwood, Sam. Axtel, Phebea Johnston, 
George Heard, Ebenezer Saltar, Dugal Cambel, Jonathan Ensley, John 
Wilson, Henry Langstaff, George Manham, Sam Martin, Steven Con- 
nan, James Pike, James Eddey, Thos. Williams, Rousa Eastwood, 
Sarah Kelley, Benjamin Eastwood, Sam'll Crow, Benjamin Jones, 
Zedakiah Bonham. 

1750, Jan. 29. Debts owing to estate from John Herriot, John Van- 
derhoven, William Gilman, Rybben Potter, Richard Cutter, Zedekiah 
Bonham, Benjamin Martin, Sarah Comptan, Mary Combs, Nath'll 
Harned, Timothy Bloomfleld, Frazee Ayers, James Ross, Abraham 
Monee, Samuel Preston, James Willson, Sarah Martin, Benj. Alford, 
Malachi Fitz Randolph, Abraham Ayers, Charles Ford, Justice Smith, 
Wm. Thornell, Dr. Pierson, Rich'd Mackalee, Eliakim Martin, Dr. 
Christie. 

1732, May 4. Ailing, Samuel, of Newark, Essex Co., Esq.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, to have pasture at Denison Cove. Children — Samuel, 
Thomas, Ezechell, Elizabeth Curry, Sarah Dod, and Eunice Sergeant. 
Land joining lands of Joseph Rogers, John Ogden, John Bruin and 
James Wheeler. Executors — sons Samuel and Thomas Ailing. Wit- 
nesses—Jo. Cooper, John Crane, John Currey. Proved Aug. 3, 1732. 

Lib. B, p. 301. 

1750, Feb. 13. Ailing, Thomas, of Essex Co. Bond of Hannah Ail- 
ing, widow, as administratrix on estate of her husband; Timothy 
Johnson of Newark, fellow bondsman. Lib. E, p. 501. 

1730, Feb. 19. Allison, Richard, of Burlington Co., sadler; will of. 
Wife, Ann, to have real and personal estate to educate children. Son, 
Richard, all books. Daughters— Elizabeth and Ann, each to have a 
silver tankard. Executors — wife and brother Rowland Ellis. Wit- 
nesses—Joseph Heulings, Benj'n Marriott, Dinah Bard. Proved Au- 
gust 2, 1731. Lib. 3, p. 296. 

17 34 t . Account of Anne Allisson and Rowland Ellis, exe- 
cutors', who have paid debts due to James Veres, Ebenezer Large, 
Sam'l Scattergood, Thomas Hendry, Wm. Collins, Thomas Shreve, 
Paul Watkinson (all funeral charges), Elishep Allisson and estate of 
Joseph Pidgeon; in all £158.3.2. Debts due estate from Mathew Will- 
son, Sam'l Brown, Sam'l Maxhue, Sam'l Farington, Wm. Cramer, 
Estate of Francis Collings, John Rothmall (who has removed into 
some remote part of Penn.), Hezekiah Willson. 

1741, April 13. Allison, Richard, son of Richard Allison of City of 
Burlington, cooper, about 15 years of age, elects Robert Spencer of 
Trenton as his guardian. Lib - 4 - P- 213 - 

1732, Aug. 23. Allton, William, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
bricklayer; will of. Children— Elizabeth, Sarah, and William (all 



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under age). Brother, Erasmus Allton, and his daughters Phebey and 
Sarah. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife Deborah and 
friends John Shotwell and John Moriss. Witnesses — Job Pack, Ben- 
jamin Pack, Benjamin Marsh. Proved Dec. 7, 1732. Lib. B, p. 341. 
1732, Nov. 23. Inventory of personal estate (£164.07.08), Inch 
bonds of Erasmaus Allton J'r, John Shotwell, Samuel Marsh, and a 
gold ring; also debts due from Jos. Marsh, Peter Noe, Job Pack, John 
Morriss; made by Jeremiah Bird and John Winaines. 

1732, July 27. Allwood. Henry, of Baskingridge, Somerset Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Sarah, sole executrix, and to have the personal 
estate "to bring up the children." Sons — John, Harry and Danyell, 
to have all lands; John, the oldest, to have first choice. Two daugh- 
ters, not named. Witnesses — Daniel Sutton, James Wilkison, Moses 
Rolfe. Proved 12 May 1733. Lib. B, p. 407. 

1732-3, Feb. 27. Alston. John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., black- 
smith; will of. Sons — John and Benjamin. Daughter, Mary, under 
age. Real and personal estate. Wife, Rebecca, sole executrix. Wit- 
nesses — John Rotan, Sam'll Rolph, David Alston. Proved Aug. 1, 1733. 

Lib. B, p. 452. 

1743, Ulay 31. Alston, John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., Gent'n; 
will of. Wife, Mary Alston. Son John's son Benjamin to have 
meadow bought of John Stewart, joining Moses Bishop and Will'm 
Brittain's lands. Sons — David, Jonathan and Thomas. Daughters — 
Ann and Mary, and her daughter Lyda Bishop. Grandchildren — 
Susanna and Alexander Lee. 53 acres joining Michael Moores land; 
54 acres joining Jonathan Bishop's land; land bought of Jno. Dilly; 
land joining lands of Michael Moore and Sam'll Jaquess. Executors — 
sons David and Jonathan. Witnesses — William Pangburn, Richard 
Wilkison, Charles Force. Proved July 9, 1743. Lib. D, p. 65. 

1734, Aug. 29. Alton (Allton), Erasmus, of Elizabeth Town, Essex 
Co., brickmaker; will of. Children mentioned, but names not given; 
all minors. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife Rebeckah 
and brother-in-law Gershom More. Witnesses — Joseph Shotwell, John 
Morriss, Joseph Alton. Proved May 19, 1736. Lib. B, p. 99. 

1736, May 22. Inventory of personal estate, £158.15.02, incl. negro 
boy; made by Jacob Thorn and Jos. Shotwell. 

1743, Oet. 2. Alward, John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Children — John, Mary, Euphemy, and Rachel, all under age. 
Wife, Anne, sole executrix. Real and personal estate. Witnesses — 
Oswald Foord, Robert Dennes, William Kent. Proved April 10, 1745. 

1745, April 2. Inventory of personal estate £63.19; incl., 17 Ghees, 
knives and forks, and debts due from John Eastwood, Benjamin All- 
ward, Samuel Foord. 

1745, April 15. The widow Anne having died without proving the 
will, administration on estate granted to Benjamin Allward, the 
brother, and Oswald Foord, brother-in-law, both of Woodbridge. 

1745, April 15. Administration bond signed by Benjamin Allward, 
Oswald Foord and Sam'll Foord. 

1746, May . Account of Oswald Foord and Benjamin Allward 

as administrators; showing payments made to William Foord, John 
Kent, John Smith, William Kent. Lib. D, pp. 259, 261. 



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1745, Sept. 18. Alwood, Daniel, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., being 
eighteen years of age, makes choice of Obadiah Ayers of same place 
to be his guardian. Lib. D, p. 334. 

1745. Sept. 19. Anion, Jacob, of Essex Co.. labourer. Bond of Azzi- 
kam Case as administrator. David Jones and John Sip, yeomen, fel- 
low bondsmen. Lib. D, p. 333. 

1735, June 10. Amos, Philip, of Bucks Co., Province of Pennsyl- 
vania, innholder. Administration granted unto his widow, Anne. 
Thomas Croasdale of Burlington, innholder, fellow bondsman. Wit- 
nesses — Sam'l Bustill, Abia Cottman. Lib. 4, p. 30. 

1731-2, January 25. Anderson, Andrew, of Hopewell, Hunterdon 
County, yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, sole legatee. Executors — 
wife and Enoch Anderson, Jr. Witnesses — Jacob Anderson, Francis 
Vannoey and Cornelius Ferrell. Proved February 7, 1732. 

1732, April 3. Inventory of personal estate, £59.3.0; made by Fran- 
cis Vannoey, and Abraham Anderson a Quaker. Lib. 3, p. 272. 

1733, June 20. Anderson, John, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., Es- 
quire; will of. Eldest son, John, Jr., to have 300 acres of land at 
Manalpan, part of tract received by deed of gift from John Reid, 
Esquire, December 8, 1701, part of which land has since been released 
to testator by Mary and James Miller, by their attorney, John Kinsey, 
April 12, , bounded by James Anderson's land, Mount Brook, Ken- 
neth Anderson's land, and Middle Run. Also to said son, "my Negro 
Man named Andrew, with all my large navigation books, the large 
copper furnace and the silver cup." Son James to have 300 acres at 
Manalpan, in Freehold, bounded by Robert Cumming, Clear Brook, 
Manalpan River; also negroes Jack and Kate and "my silver hilted 
sword." Son Kenneth to have land at Manalpan, bounded by Mr. 
Bartow; also negro Hary and "my scymeter, gold signet ring," etc. 
Son Jonathan to have land at Manalpan, the testator's bed and "my 
silver snuff box with what shall hapen to be in it at my decease;" 
also negro Toney. Daughter Margaret to have £50, negro Judey and 
great Bible. Daughters — Helena, Anna, Elizabeth and Isabella. Res- 
idue among children, "except the craft that shall be then on the 
ground," to sons Kenneth and Jonathan. Executors — sons John, 
James, Kenneth and Jonathan. Witnesses— William Tennant, Robert 
Cumming and John Anderson. Proved April 8, 1736. 

1736, April 23. Inventory of estate, £332.00.00, incl. "warrant to the 
treasurers," £28.14.7; 56 sheep; 26 swine; 11 horses and mares; 32 
cattle; about 400 bushels of wheat; 60 bushels of rye; 50 bushels 
Indian corn; a pair of foils; prospect glass and compass box; "a 
nocturnal and sheep shears and three bells;" made by Robert Cum- 
ming, Joseph Newton and John Anderson. 

1746, March 2S. Anderson, John, of Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co., hus- 
bandman; will of. Wife, Hannah. Sons — Cornelius, John and An- 
drew. Devises 325 acres of land. Daughters — Mary and Martha 
Anderson, when of age. Granddaughter — Anna More. Plantation in 
Hopewell where mother now lives. Executors — wife, son Cornelius 
and friend Robert Laning. Witnesses — Robert and Ann White. 
Proved June 17, 1746. Liber 5, p. 242. 



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1746, June 4. Inventory of personal estate, £263.11.7, made by 
Robert White. 

1760, August 21. Account of Cornelius Anderson and Robert Lan- 
ning, two of the executors of estate, mentions George Tayler, Samuel 
Ketcham, Eliza. Stevenson, Samuel Johnson, Cornelius Low, Joseph 
Parks, Benjamin Allen, Samuel Harris, John Burrows, Richard Ander- 
son, Nathaniel Forster, Elia. Anderson, Philip Ringo, Garr'd William- 
son, Robert White, Captain John Anderson. 

1730, December 3. Anderson, Joshua, of "Madenhead," Hunterdon 
County, Es. Qr. ; will of. Wife, Anjel, his dwelling and plantation. 
Eldest sons — Joshua and John, land in Hopewell adjoining land of 
W'illiam Briant. Sons — Benjamin, Isaac, Jacob, Abraham. Daughter 
Catherine and her children. Daughter, Hannah. Cedar swamp in 
Maryland to be divided among eight then living and they to dis- 
charge debt in the Loan Office. Executors — wife, son Abraham and 
neighbor Theophilus Phillips. Witnesses — Jasper Smith, Enoch An- 
drus and Giles Worth. Codicil of same date directing sale of house 
and plantation if wife see cause. Proved October 28, 1731. 

Lib. 3, p. 163. 

1730-1, January 5. Inventory of personal estate, (of Joshua Ander- 
son Sen'r) £749.15.7, including debts of William Landers, Thomas Cole- 
man, Daniel Biles and Thos. Brodreet; made by Jasper Smith and 
Jas. McKinly. 

1750, March 9. Andrews, Ebenezer, of Burlington Co. Administra- 
tion on the estate of, granted unto Mary Andrew, widow. Henry 
Warrington and James Cattell fellow bondsmen. Lib. 7, p. 103. 

1750-1, Feb. 21. Inventory of the personal estate, £249.19.6; made 
by James Eldridge and James Cattell, includes servant man and negro 
boy, £27. 

1751, Feb. 28. Thomas Andrews resigns his right in the property 
of his son Ebenezer in behalf of said Ebenezer's two eldest daughters, 
Hanah and Phebe Andrews. Witness — brother-in-law, Thomas Lip- 
pincott. 

1741, December 8. Andrews, Mary, "late of Madera." Bond of John 
Stevens, mariner, of Perth Amboy, as administrator of the estate; 
Fenwick Lyell, Esquire of Perth Amboy, fellow bondsman. 

Monmouth Wills, Lib. 6, p. 466. 

1721, 13d., 6mo. Andrews, Mordecai, of "Littel Eggharbour," yeo- 
man, will of. Children — Mordecai, Alice Mathews, Edith Allen and 
Mary Cramer. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife Mary and 
son Mordecai. Witnesses — Elizabeth Willitts, Jonathan Taler, Rich- 
ard Willitts. Proved Nov. 4, 1736. 

1736, . Letters testamentary granted unto Mary Andrew, 

widow, in absence of Morcecai Andrews, the son. Lib. 4, p. 74. 

1736, June 19. Inventory of personal estate, £103.6.6; made by 
Jacob Andrews. 

1750, April 2. Andrews, William, of Monmouth County. Inventory 
of the estate, £61.04.04, incl. a loom and 3 acres of rye; made by 
Thomas Cox and Joseph Robins. 

1750, April 13. The widow, Mary Andrews, renounces right of ad- 
ministration in favor of John Andrews. Witnesses — David and Re- 
becca Gordon. 



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1750, April 23. Bond of John Andrews, cooper, of Monmouth Coun- 
ty, as administrator of the estate. David Gordon, of same, farmer, 
fellow bondsman. "Witnessed by William Phillips. (John Andrews, 
a Quaker). 

1730, Jany. 10. Andrisse, Abraham, of Bergen, Bergen Co., miller; 
will of. Sister, Catryn. Brothers — Nicklaes and Mayhiel. Sister, 
Saara, wife of Casparis Prier. Land includes grist mill. Executors — 
brother-in-law, Casparis Prier, and Sara his wife. Witnesses — 
Morgan Smith, John Hendry, Pr. Marseliss. Proved 29 Jan. 1732. 

1733, Sept. 4. Casparis Prier qualifies as executor. Lib. B, p. 466. 

1740-1, Feb. 4. Androvet (Andro Vat), Daniel, of New Brunswick, 
Middlesex Co., cooper. Inventory of personal estate, £281.5.8; incl. 
notes of Caleb Haviland, Thomas Wilson, Cornelius Sallms, Abraham 
Letts, Joshua Cresson, Isaac Jones, James Ross, Thomas Wright, Mr. 
Hude, Jno. Pettingers, Richard Pettinger, Mr. Burges, Mr. Lane, Brant 
Clawson, David Dennis, John Dennis, Sam'll Pitts, John Stilwell, Mr. 
Francis Bower, John Tingles, John Mills, Peter Androvet, John Foun- 
tin, Peter Plancher, Francis Corrie, William Griffin, Thomas Mont- 
gomery, Will'm Williamson, Jun'r, John Gedeman, Jacob Ouke, Walder 
Burnet; also bonds in hands of John and Peter Androvet on Staten 
Island, Thomas Montgomery, John Rylie, Will'm Wood. Inventory by 
William Walling and Jen. Sperling. 

1740-1, Feb. 12. Administration, granted to Hannah Androwvat, 

the widow; Isaac VanZant, of New Brunswick, fellow bondsman. 
Witnesses — John Bartow and Wm. Walling. Lib. C, p. 405. 

1741, October 2. Andrus, Enoch, of Trentowne, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Son, John; son, Enoch, house and lot bought of Peter Bard 
on west side of York Road; son, Eliakim, 200 acres over Sanpink, 
which Eliakim was in possession of. Son, Jeremiah, 200 acres of 
land he was possessed of. Son, Joshua, 6 acres on east side of York 
Road, "where the brew house is now standing," and 200 acres in tract 
testator bought of Dr. Kidwalader (Cadwalader). Overplus of 600 
acres to son-in-law Benjamin Stevens to dispose of for a debt said 
Stevens owed to Francis Boose for testator. Residue of estate to son 
Enoch and daughters, Caturn, Sarah and Rachel. Portions of daugh- 
ters Elizabeth and Mary to discretion of executors. Executors — sons 
Enock and Joshua, and sons-in-law Benjamin Stevens and Ralph 
Smith. Witnesses — John Bainbridge, William Philips and Joseph 
Philips. Proved October 8, 1741. Lib. 4, p. 323. 

1739, Oct. 30. Annelly, Edward, of City of Philada, glazier. Let- 
ters of administration on estate granted to James Inskeep of City of 
Burlington, weaver. Joseph Hewlings, of same place, cordwainer, 
fellow bondsman. Lib. 4, p. 183. 

1744, 2Gth d. 1st mo. (March), Antram, Isaac, the Elder of Spring- 
field, Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, Jane. Children — Abigail, Mary, 
Sarah, Mercy, Jane, Hannah, and Thomas, the last four under age. 
Land in Springfield bought of James Moore and Nathan Folwell, 
which Folwell bought of John Hutchin, and a tract adjoining Thomas 
Curtiss and John Antrum, "which I bought of Robert Hunt," also 
tract bought of John Norcross. Wife sole executrix. Witnesses — 
Samuel Hall, Nathan Folwell, John Osmond. Proved May 25, 1744. 

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1731. Jan. -4. Antrnm. John, of Northampton, Burlington Co., hus- 
bandman. Children — Joseph, John, Stephen, Zacharias and Patience. 
Real and personal estate. Executor — friend Jonathan Wright. Wit- 
nesses — John Craig, John Deacon, Thomas Davis. Proved Feb. 1, 1731. 

Lib. 3, p. 177. 
1731-2, Jan. 28. Inventory of estate, £200.2.10 Vi ; including negro 
woman and her child £33; made by Henry Burr, Caleb Raper and 
John Deacon. 

173<». Dec. 29. Antrum, James, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Mary. Sons — James and John. Daughters — Eliza- 
beth, wife of Joseph Garwood, and Mary, wife of Thomas Biddle. 
Land adjoining Thomas Potts, John Beck, Joseph Shreve, Talman's 
land and Isaac Antram. Executors — sons John and James. Witnesses 
— John Aaronson. Richard Gibbs, William Satterthwait, Jun'r, Isaac 
DeCow, medius. Proved Nov. 17, 1739. Lib. 4, p. 193. 

1739, Dec. 3. Inventory of personal estate, £117.15.6; made by Job 
Talman and Benja. Talman. 

1741. May 11. Antrum, James, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Administration to John Antrum. Joseph Garrett and 
Thomas Biddle, of Mansfield, yeomen, fellow bondsman. Lib. 4, p. 288. 

1741. May 2. Inventory of personal estate, £230.6.6; made by Benja. 
Talman and Francis Gibbs. 

1732, Nov., 4th d. Antrum, Thomas, of Springfield, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Eldest son Isaac at 21 years of age 150 acres 
bought of "my father John Antrum." Son, Dan'l, 80 acres purchased 
of Dan'l Smith and 81 acres known by the name of Barker's land. 
Son, Thomas, 8 acres of meadow purchased of Joshua Smith. Daugh- 
ters — Martha, Mary and Rachel (minors). Land adjoining brother 
Isaac Antrum and Nathan Folwell. Executors — wife Sarah and 
brother Isaac Antrum. Witnesses — Peter Woolf, Sam'l Scattergood, 
Dan'l Zealy. Proved 5th d., Jan., 1732. Lib. 3, p. 237. 

1747, March 4. Applegate, John, of Perth Amboy, and Cranberry, 
Middlesex Co. Hannah the widow refuses to administer on the es- 
tate and requests that Benjamin Applegate the eldest son be ap- 
pointed. Lib. E, p. 136. 

1747, March 4. Bond of Benjamin Applegate as administrator. 
Zebulon Applegate, fellow bondsman. 

1747-8, Feb. 8. Account of what administrator has paid to James 
McKnight, Stephen Warne, Benjamin Applegate, Sen'r, Lewis Peairs, 
John Davison (blacksmith), Thomas Applegate (blacksmith), Samuel 
Spence, William Rives (for coffin), Moses Hull, John Feavell, Thos. 
Morris, Thos. Morford, Peter Perrine, Joseph Applegate, William Ap- 
plegate. 

1748, March 5. Inventory of personal estate, £79.14.6; made by Jacob 
Janson and Thomas Applegate. 

1732, November 7. Applegate, Richard, of Middletown, Monmouth 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Rebecca. Children — John, Abigal, Eliz- 
abeth, Joseph, Hannah, Rebecca, Johannah and William. After wife's 
death or marriage, all land to son William, when of age. Executors — 
wife and friend George Crawford. Witnesses — William Andrews, 
William and Darkus Hughes. Proved at "Crossweeks in Upper Free- 
hold," January 20, 1732-3. Lib. B, p. 377. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — 173O-I750 23 

Inventory of estate £124.2.9, incl. silver seal; made by- 
James Bowne, minor, Samuel Ogborne and Thomas Davies. Addi- 
tional goods, £0.12.00, incl. an old gun and canoe. 

1743, Dec. 15. Applegate, Thomas, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Ann Applegate. Children — Thomas, John, 
James and Andrew. Land in Fairfield, New England ; salt meadow in 
Middletown; 150 acres in Shrewsbury; land in Cohansey. Executors 
— friend Lewis Pierce, of Perth Amboy, yeoman, and son, John Apple- 
gate. Witnesses — Peter Perrine, William Dye, Aaron Clayton. Proved 
Jan. 30, 1743. 

1744, July 19. John Applegate qualified as executor, Lewis Peairs 
having refused to act. Lib. D, p. 161. 

1742, May 27. Appleman, Peter, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. 

Wife, . Son, Baltas and his heirs "the land whereon he now 

liveth." Son, John, "the loom whereon he now works" and the large 
Bible. Rest of the estate divided between two "obedient sons John 
and Matthew," who are executors and trustees. Signed — Peter-the- 
Appleman [his mark]. Witnesses — David King, Tunis Smith, Ma' W. 
Brown. Proved 6 Aug., 1745. Lib. D, p. 311. 

1745, Nov. 6. Inventory of Peter Appleman of the Northwest Pre- 
cinct of Somerset Co. Personal estate, £210.3.5; made by Thomas Aten, 
Jr., and Jacob Eoff. 

1741, Nov. 27. Archard, John, of "Greenage Township," Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Eldest son Jacob to have dwelling place. 
Youngest son, John, land bought from the Mortons. Swamp, marsh 
and meadow on Racoon Creek divided equally between them. Daugh- 
ters — Catrin, Marey and Sarah. Wife, Marey, executrix. Executor 
— John Scatakly (Sketchley). Witnesses — Thomas Adams, Margaret 
Davanportt (affirmed), Isaiah Davenportt (affirmed). Proved 19 
July, 1745. (Original will unrecorded). Gloucester Wills, 318H. 

1744, Feb. 11. Inventory of personal estate, £179.1.10, includes 13 
horned cattle, £42. Appraisers — Lawrence Lock, Alexr. Randall. 

1745, July 19. Mary Archard commissioned admx. of estate. 

1744, May S. Archer, Gunner, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Elioner. Son, Andrew, to have home plantation, 
% of meadows, marshes and a tract of land (65 acres) joining John 
Archers. Son, Israel, the plantation called Boat hook and other half 
of aforesaid property. Daughters — Elizabeth Matson and Magdelane 
Archer. Executors — son Andrew and Henry Gray. Witnesses — Jno. 
Sketchley, John Wheeler, Philip Grace. Proved 13 Nov. 1744. 

Lib. 5, p. 71. 

1744, Oct. 24. Inventory of personal estate, £163.14.10. Appraisers 
— Thomas Bickham, John Jones. 

1732-3, January 16. Armitage, Enoch, of Hopewell, Hunterdon 
Co., blacksmith; will of. Wife, Hannah. Son, Reuben, to have 
plantation of 258 acres. Daughters — Mary Titus and Lydia Green. 
Son, John Armitage "or his children in England." Son, Reuben, 
executor. Witnesses — William Robinson, John Hunt and John Mor- 
gan. Proved May 9, 1739. Lib. 4, p. 179. 

1738, February 21. Inventory of personal estate, £181.12.9, includ- 
ing a gun. 



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1731-2, 1st mo., 2nd. Arney, John, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Son,' Joseph. Daughters — Mary Arney, 
Rebecca Biddle, Sarah Wardell. Sons-in-law — Joseph Biddle and 
Samuel Wardell. Grandchildren — Elizabeth Biddle, Joseph and Eliza- 
beth Wardell. Executor — son Joseph. Witnesses — David Branson, 
William Furlong and Judith Lamb. Proved March 5, 1732. 

Lib. 3, p. 282. 

1748, Jany. 21. Arrell (Erall), William, Junr., of Township of 
Deptford, Gloucester Co., yeoman. Int. Richard Arrell, of Phila- 
delphia, Pa., Admr.; John Parks, of Gloucester Co., fellow bondsman. 

Lib. 7, p. 45. 
1748-9, Jany. 20. Inventory of personal estate (£369.13.1) includes 
cattle £47.16.0. Appraisers — John Sparks, John Wilkins. 

1749, Nov. 10. Arvin, David (Irwen), of Township of Greenwich, 
Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of. Son, John. Daughter, Ruth Ward. 
Executor — Son John "Garvin." Witnesses — Robert Braman, John 
Bright, Wm. Weatherby. Proved 12 Feb., 1749. 

1749, Feb. 12. Inventory of personal estate (£78.09.00), includes 
goods in hands of Ruth Ward, and rent due in hands of William 
Fisher. Appraisers — Robert Massett, William Weatherby, Junr. 

174S, Apr. 23. Ashbrook, John, of Gloucester Township and Co., 
yeoman ; will of. Wife, Mary, to have personal estate to bring up chil- 
dren and sons to trade when 14. Executors — Wife and brother-in-law, 
Daniel Hilman with full power to sell unto James Valentine of Glou- 
cester Co., "labourer" a deed of conveyance for plantation (consideration 
(225), except the "burying place" of y 2 acre. Executors to deduct what 
money the sd. Valentine paid to Commissioner of the Loan office. Wit- 
nesses — William Davis, William Smallwood, John Hampton. Proved 30 
May, 1748. Lib - 5 > P- 50 °- 

1748, Apr. 29. Inventory (£359.14.3) includes plantation, £225. Apprais- 
ers — William Clark, William Davis. 

1737, Apr. 7. Ashead, Amos, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeoman. 
Int. His widow, Cicely Ashead, Admx. Moses Ashead, yeoman, son of 
Amos, and John Kay, Esq., of same place, bondsmen. Witness — Joseph 
Rose. Lib - 4 > P- 95 - 

1736-7, Mar. 1. Inventory of personal estate, £74.16.8. Appraisers — 
John Kay, Jon. Kaighin. 

1747-8, Feb. 29. Ashead, John, of Township of Waterford, Glouces- 
ter Co., yeoman; will of. Eldest son, Amos, when 21, to have £100. Sec- 
ond son, Thomas, to have, at 21, the same. Daughter, Elizabeth, at 18 or 
marriage, to have £20. An expected child. "All my sons shall be put to 
learn some trade at the age of 14 years." Sole executrix — wife Mary. 
Witnesses — Thomas Middleton, Benjamin Holme, Hezk. Williams. Affirm- 
ed 21 March, 1747. Lib. 5, p. 410. 

1747-8, Mar. 17. Inventory of personal estate (£151.13.6) includes 
horses, cattle and sheep, £50. Appraisers — Josiah Kay, Benjamin Holme. 

1740-1, 11 mo. (Jany.), 7 da. Ashead, Moses, of Waterford Township, 
Gloucester Co. Brother, John, to have the "plantation I live on." Niece, 
Rachel Haines. Niece Hephsibah Haines. Mother-in-law (step-mother) 
Sissily Ashead. Mother-in-law's daughter, Mary Easly. Sister, Ann 
Haines. Sole executor — Brother-in-law, John Haines. Witnesses — Wil- 
liam Foster, Joseph Qippett. Proved 7 April, 1741. Lib. 4, p. 270. 



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1740-1, Mar. 6. Inventory of personal estate, £104.7.0. Appraisers — 
John Burroughs, William Foster. 

1736, August 19. Ashton, Elizabeth, wife of John Ashton of Upper 
Freehold township, Monmouth Co. ; will of. Former husband, Thomas 
White, deceased, purchased of testatrix's sisters, Exercise and Elison, 
land bequeathed to them by "my father, Jacob Cole." Land disposed of by 
will of Thomas White. Son, Levi White, upland devised to testatrix by 
her father's will. Son-in-law, Isaac Hance. Will signed by testatrix 
and her husband, John Ashton. Witnesses — Jeremiah and Rebecca Still- 
well and Robert Lawrence. Proved July 28, 1737. Lib. C, p. 172. 

1731, July 19. Ashton, James, of Freehold, Monmouth Co. Bond 
of John Ashton, of Freehold, Esquire, as administrator of estate. Jere- 
miah Stillwell, of Shrewsbury, gentleman, fellow bondsman. Witnesses — 
Robert Lawrence and Lawrence Smyth. Lib. B, p. 227. 

1743-4, Jan. 10. Ashton, John, of Upper Freehold; will of. Wife, 
Catherine, £20, in satisfaction of her dower. Daughter, Elizabeth. Pro- 
prietary rights to son-in-law, Jeremiah Stillwell. Daughter, Rebecca. 
Land near Thomas Taylor in Upper Freehold, and near Millstone brook, 
to be sold ; proceeds to Elizabeth and Rachel Stevens, children of de- 
ceased daughter Rachel. If said grand children die, then to children of 
testator's daughters, Elizabeth and Rebecca. Daughter, Hannah, land in 
Middletown, "that was my deceased sister Mary's." Executors — son-in- 
law, Jeremiah Stillwell, and cousin Joseph Throckmorton. Witnesses — 
John Manners, James Ashton and Robert Lawrence. Proved June 1, 1744. 

Lib. D, p. 144. 

1739, Aug. 21. Ashton, Mary, of Upper Freehold, spinster. Bond 
of Jeremiah Stillwell of same place, yeoman, as administrator of estate. 
Cornelius Van Home, of same, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Witness, 
Rachel Harrison. Lib. C, p. 289. 

1739, Sept. 29. Inventory of estate, £117.5.3, incl. silver tankard, 5 
silver-spoons, gold rings, notes of Robert Imlay, David Stout, William 
Thorn, John Lawrence, Jr., William Wilkins, deceased, Evan Griffen and 
Isaac Stelle ; made by Joseph Applin and Isaac Stelle. 

1749-50, March 22. Asson, William, of Hanover, Burlington Co. 
Administration on the estate granted to widow, Hannah Asson ; Jonathan 
Hough, of Springfield, fellow bondsman. Lib. 7, p. 30. 

1749-50, Mar. 24. Inventory of personal estate, £69.11.0, made by John 
Croshair and Sam. Emley. 

1750. Mar. 4. Account of Hannah Asson, widow, who has paid amounts 
to William Harrison, Francis Shinn, Benjamin Shreve, Joseph Shinn, 
Stephen Adams, James Shinn, William Budd, John Boyne, John Marshall, 
Peter Pintset, Joseph Wright, Ezekiel Wright, Hezekiah Jones, George 
Briggs, Joseph Bowker, Caleb Shreve, Richard Bowker, Thomas Sands, 
James Wilkinson, Isaac Ivins, William Davis. 

1742, Aug. 20. Aten, John (see Aeten, John). 

1743-4, Feb. 4. Aten, John, Jr., Raritan, Somerset Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Jane, to have home-farm and personal estate during minor- 
ity of oldest son John, who receives the Dutch Bible. Sons — John, Roelof 
and Thomas to have the lands equally, "all of which lands were willed to 
me by my father John Aten." Daughter, Catlyne. Executors — Roelof 
3 



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Nevius, Thomas Aten and Fulkert Sebring. Witnesses — Hendrick Staats, 
Derek Sebring, John MacNeill. Proved 21 May, 1744. Lib. D, p. 141. 

174 4, May 29. Renunciation of Fulkert Sebring as executor. Witness, 
Nath'l Cooper. 

1749, Sept. 25. Inventory of personal estate, £216. 6. 9; made by 
Derek Sebring, Roeleff Nevius, Thomas Aten and Hend'k Fisher. 

1750. Auk. -0. Atkins, John, of Newtown, Gloucester Co., fuller. 
Int. Isaac Kay, yeoman, admr. Richard Matlack, yeoman, fellow-bonds- 
man. All of said County. Witness — J. Scattergood. 

Gloucester Wills, 449H. 

1750, Aug. 16. Renunciation — "Haddonfield — I fully decline taking out 
a Lator of Administration upon the A State of John Adeing deceased. 
(Signed) John Beals." 

1749. Dec. 26. Atkinson, John, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Martha, all estate to enable her to support children, "which 
now are most of them young." Wife executrix. Witnesses — David Dun- 
bar, Christian Wilson and Joseph Yard. Proved March 28, 1750. (Execu- 
trix, Martha, a Quaker). Lib. 6, p. 330. 

1749, Jan. 5. Inventory of personal estate, £36.4.0 ; made by John 
Jones, David Dunbar and Joseph Yard. 

1751. July 10. Account of executrix, mentioning James Curry, Charles 
Axford. Catherine Williams ("for digging dee'd and son's grave,"), Messrs. 
Read and Furman, Joseph Paxton, William Cooke, Benjamin Shreve (in 
behalf of Preserve Brown), Dr. Cadwalader, Mary Okely (for rent), John 
Rikey and Joseph Rogers. 

1740, Sept. 16. Atkinson, Michael, of Springfield, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Hope. Sons — Jonathan, Levei, Jobe and Amos, all under 
age. Daughters — Elizabeth, Marsey and Rachel. Expected child. Lands 
in New Hanover, bought of Bennet Bard and Thomas Budd. House built 
by Robert Gillam. Executors — wife, son Jonathan and Francis Shinn. 
Witnesses — Joseph Atkinson, John West. Proved Nov. 6, 1746. 

Lib. 5, p. 303. 
1746, Oct. 18. Inventory of personal estate, £425.9.3; made by Henry 
Cooper and John West. 

1738, Jan. 7. Atkison, Thomas, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
yeoman ; will of. Wife, Sarah. Children — John, Thomas, Christian Will- 
son, Jean Jones, Sarah Hares. Grand-children — Walker and Alse, chil- 
dren of my son Francis, late deceased. Real and personal estate. Wife 
sole executrix. Witnesses — Henry Reeves, Martha Shinn, Tho. Shinn. 
Proved Sept. 5, 1739. Lib. 4, p. 184. 

1744, April 17. Atlee, William, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., Esquire; 
will of. All estate to wife Jane, "willing her to bring up the four 
children God has blessed us with," viz., William Augustus, Samuel 
John, Amelia Jane and Joseph Edwin, "till they are of age." "Where- 
as I have reason to believe I have a daughter by a former wife now 
living in England, I desire my dear wife will send her a gold ring as 
a token of remembrance of me." Wife executrix, and friend Ralph 
Loftus to assist. Witnesses — Wm. Lindsay (Missionary), Caleb Ran- 
sted and James Rutherford. Proved May 7, 1744, by William Lynd- 
say. Clerk and James Rutherford. Lib. 5, p. 38. 

1741, May 12. Inventory of estate, £347.7.10 V., including goods in 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I73O-I750 27 

shop, cloth, hats, tobacco, cutlery, and general merchandise ; silver hilted 
sword and belt, 600 lbs. tobacco, house and lot in Trenton, and 9V 2 acres 
bought of William Bell. Appraised by W. Morris, Jos. DeCow and Thomas 
Palmer. 

1745, May 12. Account of Jane Atlee, Administratrix of estate, men- 
tions, use of house for funeral at Philada. ; Mr. Biddle ; William Morris, 
Captain Atwood, Thomas Barnes, Francis Lewis of New York, Walter 
Hetherington, Mary Peace, John Jenkins, Francis Gifflng, Joseph Price, 
Thomas Barns, George Davis, James Harrow, David Dunbar, servant 
Richard Sharson, house and lot sold Mrs. Ackey Lambert, James Ruther- 
ford. 

1742, July 28. Attwood, Jacob, of "Maneuton," Salem Co., carpen- 
ter; will of. Wife, Christian. Brother, Abraham Attwood; his son, 
John Attwood; his sister (niece of testator) Susannah Lord (widow). 
Executors — William Hankook, Joseph Sharp, both of Salem County. 
Witnesses — Isaac Sharp, Jeremi. Wood, Cathrin Wood. Proved 23 
Feb., 1744. 

1744, Feb. 23. Letters testamentary issued to Isaac Sharp, one of 
executors named in the will. Lib. 5, p. 205. 

1744, Jany. 10. Inventory, £255.16.7. Appraisers — William Burratt, 
William Nicholson. 

1750, Sept. 3. Account. Payments to Ann Person, Thos. Thompson, 
Peter Peterson, John Smith, Edward Test, Jane Peterson, Charles Cone- 
way, Lucas Peterson, Thos. Haine, Daniel Smith, Mary Hawken, Daniel 
Menhar, Shuger, Jane Browne, Christian Atwood, Abraham At- 
wood. 

1732, Jan. 26. Augur, Thomas, of Newark, Essex Co. Administra- 
ion on estate granted to widow Gertrie Augur. Lib. B, p. 358. 

1745, May 16. Austen, Cornelius, of Cumberland Co. Int. Martha 
Austen, widow, administratrix. Fellow bondsmen, Jehiel Wheeler of 
Fairfield and Abraham Reeves of Hopewell, Cumberland Co. Wit- 
nesses — Elizabeth Cotting, Elias Cotting. Lib. 6, p. 18. 

1748, May 16. Inventory of personal estate, £115.14.3. Appraisers — 
Abraham Reeves, Jehiel Wheeler. 

1748, Oct. 19. Austen, Martha, of Cumberland Co. Int. Late Exe- 
cutrix of Cornelius Austen of Fairfield, County aforesaid. Administra- 
tors — Sarah Austen and Jehiel Wheeler. Fellow bondsmen — Abra- 
ham Reeves, Isaac Preston. Witnesses — Thomas Fryer, Hance Wool- 
son. Lib. 6, p. 77. 

1748, Oct. 8. Inventory of personal estate, £129.9.0. Appraisers — Abra- 
ham Reeves, Isaac Preston. 

1736, Feb. 19. Austin, Mary, of Evesham, Burlington Co.; will of. 
Children — Amos, Martha, William, Jonathan, Francis, Sarah, Ann and 
Hannah. Real and personal estate. Executors — sons Amos and Wil- 
liam. Witnesses — William Borton, Sam'll Atkinson, Ruth Atkinson. 
Proved Dec. 23, 1739. Lib. 4, p. 214. 

1739, 1st d., 8th mo. Inventory of personal estate, £178.9 ; made by 
Caleb Haines and William Sharp. 

1747, Sept. 11. Avis, Bartholomew, of Evesham, Burlington Co., 
sawyer. Administration granted to Francis Dudley of same, yeoman. 
Joseph Hollinshead, Esq., of Burlington, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. 5, p. 435. 



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1747, Sept. 14. Inventory of personal estate, £9.15.10; made by Thomas 
Hackney and Daniel Parker. 

1734. Aim. 18. Axtell, Dnnlell, Esq., of Greville Street, in the 
Parish of St. Andrews, Holborn, Middlesex Co., England; will of. Sons 
— Daniel. William and Joseph. Names Phillis Ellis and her daughter 
of the Island of Jamaica. Real estate in New York, New Jersey and 
Island of Jamaica. Executors — Wife Mary, and Andrew Johnson of 
Amboy. Witnesses — Elizabeth Handley, Rob't Handley, Jno. Green- 
hill, of Inner Temple, London, Gent. Proved Oct. 8, 1735. 

1736, May 28. Copy of above will sent from London. Lib. C, p. 95. 

1740. Anjr. 20. Axtell. Thankful, of Mendom Township, Morris Co., 
widow, will of. Children — Ebenezer, deceased son Thomas, Thankful 
Brigs and Rebecca Cook; grandchildren — Daniel, son of Thomas and 
Hannah, his wife, their expected child, and Ichabod Edmester. Execu- 
tor — Son Ebenezer. Witnesses — William Axtell, Henry Axtell and 
Brice Riky. Proved Sept. 28, 1749. Lib. E, p. 334. 

1745). Xov. 21. Axtell, William, of Mendom, Morris Co., "cord Win- 
er;" will of. Wife, Hannah, to have whole estate until the children — 
Henry, William, Benjamin, Silas and Johanna Axtell — will be of 
age. Executors and trustees — Wife, brother Henry Axtell, Elihu 
Baldwin. Witnesses — Nathan Linkon, William Lenard, Joseph Dod. 
Proved 30 May, 1750. Lib. E, p. 407. 

1750, May 13. Renunciation of Hannah Axtell, Executrix named in 
will. Witnesses — Joseph Dod, William Lenard. 

174a, June 1. Ayres, David, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeoman; 
will of. "In my 35th year." Sons — Martin and Enoch Ayres, both 
under age. Father and mother — Joseph and Phebe Ayres. Sister — 
Dilly Potter. Brothers — Daniel and Enoch Ayres. Real and personal 
estate. Executors — brother Daniel and friends Gershom Martin and 
William Mackdaniel, all of Woodbridge. Witnesses — Samuel Martin, 
Mulford Martin, Nugient Kelly. Proved July 28, 1743. Lib. D, p. 73. 

1743, July 25. Inventory of personal estate, £86.12.1, made by Wil- 
liam Sharp of Woodbridge, and Alexander Thomson of Piscataway. 

1744, Sept. 25. Ayers, Joseph, of Woodbridge and Matuchen, Mid- 
dlesex Co., yeoman. Inventory of personal estate, £144.19.11; made by 
David Faurot and Alexander Thomson. 

1744, Oct. 1. Administration on estate granted to Elizabeth Ayers, the 
widow, and Joseph Ayers, the eldest son. Sealed by Jacob Ayers, bonds- 
man, in the presence of John Smyth. Lib. D, p. 180. 

1745, Sept. 12. Ayers, Onidiah, of Baskingridge, Somerset Co., 
guardian of Daniel Allword, a minor of 18 years. Lib. D, p. 334. 

1736, April 13. Ayers, Robert, of Salem Co., yeoman. Bond of Sarah 
Ayers, of Salem Co., administratrix of the estate. Inventory [61.6.6. 

Lib. 4, p. 57. 

1740, Sept. 25. Ayers, Robert, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man ; will of "being in the 35th year of my age." Sons — Frazy and 
Robert, both under age. Three daughters, no names given. Expected 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I73O-I75O 20, 

child. Real and personal estate. Salt meadow bought of uncle, John 
Ayers, deceased. Executors — wife Hummus, brother Obadiah Ayers 
and friend Jonathan Dennis, all of Woodbridge. Witnesses — John 
Roy, Joseph Martin, Eliakim Martin. Proved June 4, 1741. 

Lib. C, p. 413. 

1732, April 25. Ayers, Thomas, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Children — Abraham, Sarah, Peter, Mary, Levie, and 
Rachel, all under 17 years of age. 60 acres of land between lands of 
John Campbel and John Wilkison. Executors— wife Mary, and broth- 
ers John and Obediah Ayers. Witnesses — Elinor Morgan, Jonathan 
Shepherd, Jno. Sarjant. Proved June 12, 1732. Lib. B, p. 287. 

1732, June 12. Inventory of personal estate (£205.2.9) incl. debts due 
from Wm. Edenfield, Hendrick Breese and John Bell ; made by Moses 
Rolfe and Jno. Sarjant. 

1740, Dee. 21. Ayers, John, of Cohansey, Salem Co.; will of. Wife 

Secily. Children — Samuel, John, Mary, Steven. Executor — Joseph 

Reve. Witnesses — Seeth Bowen, William Jones, Temprance Ayars. 

Proved April 24, 1741. Lib. 4, p. 283. 

1744, Nov. 5. Ayres, Isaae, of Salem County, weaver. Int. Admr., 
Nathaniel Dominy, Junr., ("nearest of kin and principal creditor"> 
of Suffolk County, New York, yeoman. Bondsman — Jonathan Holmes, 
of Cohansey, Salem County, farmer. Witnesses — Burton Penton, Chas. 
O'Neill. Lib. 5, p. 56. 

1744, Oct. 22. Renunciation: "Whereas Isaac Ayres, formerly of East- 
hampton, Suffolk County, New York, weaver, lately dyed at Cohansey, 
Salem County, New Jersey, intestate, having no wife, so that the admin- 
istration of his goods belongs to his nearest of kin, but we Benjamin 
Erys, Junior, William Erys, Clemens Erys and Elizabeth Domony, broth- 
ers and sisters of said deceased, all of Easthampton, renounce the admin- 
istration of said estate in favor of Nathaniel Domony, Junior of East- 
hampton, he being the husband of one of the sisters of the said deceased. 
Witnesses — David Mulford, John Davis." 

1744, Nov. 8. Inventory, £46.3.11. Appraisers — Samuel Miller, John 
Miller. 

1750, Dee. 4. Ayres, Moses. Inventory of "Captain Moses Ayres," 
late of Baskingridge, Somerset Co. (£376.17.11), including sword, 
£0.17.6, powder horns and shot bags, £2.6.2; made by John Roy, Levi 
Lewis. 

1750, Dec. 19. Renunciation of Jane, widow of Moses Ayres, in favor 
of her son-in-law (step-son) Nathaniel Ayres, eldest son and heir of Moses 
Ayres. 

1750, Dec. 19. Administration on estate granted to Nathaniel Ayres. 
Fellow bondsmen — Daniel Morris, Benjamin Lewis. Lib. E, p. 469. 

1733, Dee. 14. Bacon, Abel, of Bacon's Neck, Cohansie, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mercy, to have during life plantation on 
Bacon's Neck, "being y a of my father's (the late William Bacon's) 
plantation." Son, William Bacon, to have same at her death, "also 
the other moyety of my said late father's plantation now in the 
possession of my mother-in-law, Mary Bacon, devised to her by my 
said father during her life. My messuage and 3 acres in the town 



30 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

of Greenwich, Salem County, in the occupation of John Lovering, 
cordwainer, I devise to my daughter Sarah Bacon, at marriage or 
at the age of 21 years." Gifts to Cousin Benjamin Bacon. Executors 

Wife, and my kinsman Benjamin Bacon. Witnesses — Jere. Bacon, 

John Ware, John Bacon (Quaker). Affirmed 10 January, 1733. 

1733, Jany. 10. Letters testamentary granted to Benjamin Bacon, the 
surviving executor therein named. Lib. 3, p. 395. 

1733, Dec. 26. Inventory, £156.9.6. Appraisers — Josiah Fithian, James 
Dixson. 

1731, Aug. 1. Bacon, Jeremiah, (of Salem Co., but place not given); 
will of. Daughter, Hannah, to have house and lot in Greenwich, 
Salem County. Son, Nathaniel; wife; daughter, Lettisha. Executor — 
brother-in-law, Richard Wood. Witnesses — James Axford, Ann Grant, 
Jno. Goodwin. Proved 9 Aug., 1731. 

1732, May 27. Letters Testamentary granted to Richard Wood, the 
executor therein. LiD - 3 > P- 195 - 

1731, Aug. 6. Inventory (£235.0.1) of Jeremiah Bacon, sadler of Salem; 
includes saddles at Cohansey. Appraisers — Richard Smith, Jno. Goodwin. 

1747-8, Jany. 11. Bacon, Jeremiah, of Salem Co. Inventory, £14.6.0. 
Appraisers — Howell Powell, John Bacon (Quaker). 

Salem Wills, 390A. 

1747, Jany. — . Account. Cash paid Aaron Pagitt, Hanna Bacon, 
Thomas Walling, John Bacon, Howell Powell, Alexander Smith, Richard 
Wood, Ebenezer Miller, (Attr. to James Goold). 

1740, Feb. 6. Bacon, Samuel, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Admx., 
Hannah Bacon. Bondsman, Philip Dennis. Both of said County. 
Witnesses — Uriah Bacon, Danl. Mestayer. 

1740-41, 12 mo., 16 da. Inventory (£21.3.6.) includes "one Taylor's 
goos," etc. Appraisers — John Bacon, Philip Dennis. Lib. 4, p. 267. 

1747, Jany. 25. Bacon, Samuel, Sr., of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. 
Admr., Jeremiah Bacon. Bondsman, John Bacon. Both of Cohansey. 
Witness — Jno. Andrews. Lib. 5, p. 424. 

1743-4, Jan. 19. Baest, Henry, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman: 
will of. Wife, Mary. Son, Johanes. Elizabeth Reace, to have a heifer 
bought of Philip Ringo. Sons, Godferree and Henry, minors. Son, Joseph. 
Daughter, Ann Hoppay, and her husband, Tunes Hoppay. Son, Johannes, 
to have plantation in Amwell and land bought of Peter Overvelt. Execu- 
tors — sons Johanes and Joseph. Witnesses — Godfree Petters, Garr'd Wil- 
liamson and Philip Ringo. Proved February 20, 1743-4. Lib. 5, p. 19. 

1750, Aug. 10. Bailey, Robert, of Lebanon Township, Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; inventory of estate, £217.14.2, including 180 acres of land; 
made by Isaiah Young and Patrick Brown. 

1750, Aug. 26. Bond of Annable Bailey, of Lebanon Township, widow, 
as administratrix of her said husbands estate. James Woods and John 
Forster, of Lebanon, sureties. Hunterdon Wills, 275 J. 

1732, Feb. 12. Bainbridge, John, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co., 
gentlemen ; will of. Directs that tomb be erected over his grave "and on 
it be put the day and year of my death and my age, which was seventy- 
four years the second day of November last," and also a tomb over wife's 



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grave, who died March 25, 1731, in her 67th year. Son, Edmund. Daugh- 
ter Elizabeth's eldest son, commonly called John Yard, to be taught to 
read, write, etc. Daughters — Mary, Rebeckah and Elizabeth. Grandson, 
Edmund Bainbridge, a minor. Son, John, to have residue of estate, in- 
cluding one-sixteenth part of a Proprietary Right in West Jersey. Execu- 
tors — kinsman Theophilus Phillips, and son John Bainbridge. Witnesses — 
Stephen Jones, William Phillips and Joseph Phillips. Proved March 1, 
1732. Lib. 3, p. 261. 

1732-3, February 24. Inventory of estate, £367.12.6, including bond in 
hands of Robert Lawrence; made by Joshua and John Anderson. 

1747-8, Feb. 5. Baird, John, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Eldest son, 
William Baird ; other children mentioned but not by name. Executors — 
wife, Avis Baird, brothers, Andrew and Zebulon Baird and Peter Boune. 
Witnesses — James Molicans, Samuel Barclay, Ann Smith. Proved July 5, 
1749. Lib. E, p. 310. 

1747, 8 mo. (Oct.), 18 da. Baits, Jonathan, of Township and County 
of Gloucester, yeoman ; will of. "Mother to have my plantation and land 
during life." Three sisters — Abigail Greenaway, Martha Ward and Mary 
Baits. Executors — mother and brother, George Flanagin. Witnesses — 
Thomas Cheeseman, Richard Cheeseman, Isac. Jenings. Proved 9 Nov. 
1747. 

1747, Nov. 9. Letters testamentary granted to Elizabeth Baits, the 
executrix named in the will. Lib. 5, p. 485. 

1747, Oct. 31. Inventory, £104.10.0. Appraisers — John Hillman, Thomas 
Cheeseman. 

1755, June 16. Account of Elizabeth Bates, executrix, shows payments 
to Hanah Lippincott, Jonathan Ellis, William Clarke, Francis McMurray, 
Mary Morgan, John Matlack, Jr., Anthony Nichols, Samuel Somers, Rob- 
ert Worrell, Elizabeth Robert, Thos. Redman, Wm. Griscombe, John 
Dilkes, Jacob Clement, Abram Inheap, Thos. Newell, Wm. Alberson, Josiah 
Alberson, John Maxwell, John Hunchman, Ladd & Scattergood, James 
Henchman, William Cooper, John Hewston, Susannah Williams, John 
Inheap, Benjamin Collins, Tho. Webster, John Collins, Jr., John Thorne, 
Joseph Tomlinson, Thos. Atmore, Amy Collins, Ruth Adams, George Wil- 
son, William Hilman, William Cheasman, Eliz. Hammitt, John Gile, James 
Tow, Robert Rollinson, Isaac Hammett, Eliz. Bates ; amounting to 
£122.4.10. 

1730, April 9. Baker, Henry, Sen'r, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
tanner ; will of. Children — Henry, Nicolaus, Deborah, Joanna, Susannah, 
Margaret, Elizabeth, Sarah, Lydia and Hannah. 50 acres joining lands 
of George Jewel, Benjamin Lyon and Benjamin Bond ; also 6 acres join- 
ing meadow of Richard Baker, deceased. Tools for carrying on trade of 
shoemaker or cordwainer. Grandchildren — Lawrence and Susanna Baker, 
children of son Jacob deceased. Executors — wife Lydia and son Henry. 
Witnesses — Jonathan Dickinson, Ephraim Price, Peter Hagawout. Proved 
April 7, 1735. Lib. C, p. 117. 

1737, Nov. 28. Baker, Lawrence, of Richmond Co., province of New 
York. Bond of John Brashen, of New York City, as administrator ; Henry 
Berry, fellow bondsman. Witness — Lawrence Smyth. 

Middlesex Wills, Lib. C, p. 181. 

1730, April 6. Baker, Timothy, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Wife, Susannah. Eldest son, Samuel ; other sons — Mathis, Timothy 



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and Thomas. Daughters— Mary. Grace Colman and Ruth. Home plan- 
tation to son Timothy. Executors— John Smith and Jasper Smith. Wit- 
nesses—David Cowell. Samuel Mead and Hannah Carter. Proved June 
9, 1747. Lib - 5 ' P - 364 ' 

1732-3 Feb. 9. Baldwin, Benjamin and Elizabeth, of Newark, Essex 
Co. Inventory of personal estate, £98.15.09 ; made by John Cooper and 
John Morris. 

1732, Feb. 17. Administration granted to Moses Ball and David \oung, 
Eliphalet Johnson, fellow bondsman. Lib- B > P- 383 - 

173S Dec 6. Baldwin (Balding), Elnathan, of Hopewell, Hunter- 
don Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Kezia. Daughter, Ruth Burt. Son, 
Stephen, to have plantation of 100 acres, he paying legacies to: Moses, 
Thomas Joseph and Elnathan Baldwin. Plantation bought of Caleb 
Kerman to be sold and proceeds to testators five youngest sons. 
Witnesses— Nathaniel Moore, Enoch Armitage and Edward Hart. Proved 
n 1-7-jq Lib. 4, p. 175. 

May 9, 1739. 

174S Nov. 10. Baldwin, Isaac, of Newark, Essex Co., cooper. Bond 
of Zachariah Baldwin, of Hanover, Morris Co., as administrator. Obadiah 
Bruen and Timothy Johnson, of Newark, fellow bondsmen. 

Lib. E, p. 220. 

1748 Nov 10 Account. Payments to Thomas Stiles, Samuel Baldwin. 
Zopher Beach, and Doctor Turner ; "to Jacob Baldwin for five eighth parts 
of Isaac Baldwin's estate, namely, Jacob Baldwin, and by a power of attor- 
ney from John Mitchel and my sister Sarah Mitchel his wife, Mary Bald- 
win and Patience Baldwin my sisters, and Matthew Baldwin my brother, 
to Abraham and Israel Baldwin, and to myself, one of the brethren, 
Israel Lyon, David Shipman, Nathaniel Camp, Benjamin Winchill. 

1748-9, Feb. 10. Inventory of personal estate, £123.02.08 ; made by 
John Robards and David Shipman. 

1732-3 Jan. 28. Baldwin (Balding), John, of New Brunswick, Mid- 
dlesex Co. Inventory of personal estate £83.11.6. ; made by Tho. Harmar, 

Jacob Onsel. 

1732 Aug. 6. Bond of Hannah Baldwin, "relick," as administratrix. 
Peter^Blanchard, of Rocky Hill, Somerset Co., fellow bondsman. 

Lib. B, p. 294. 

1732, Dec. 18. Baldwin, John, Jun'r, of Newark, Essex Co., yeoman; 
will of' Children— Silvanus, Ebeneazer, Jonas, Moses and Hannah Bald- 
win all under age. Real and personal estate. Executors— wife Lydia 
and' Daniel Baldwin, Junr., of Newark, yeoman. Witnesses— David How- 
ell. Moses Ball, J. Style. Proved Jan. 31. 1732-3. 

1732-3 Jan 31. Lydia Baldwin and Daniel Harrison qualify as execu- 

Lib. B, p. 371. 
tors. 

1736-7, Jan. 17. Baldwin, Lidea, of Newark, Essex Co. Nuncupa- 
tive will of widow of John Baldwin, who made his will dated Dec. 18, 
1732 leaving as legatees wife Lidea, and daughter Hannah Baldwin. Said 
Lidea in presence of Moses Harrison, Zopher Beech and Lidea Peck, all 
being of lawful age, on the 11th day of January bequeathed to her only 
daughter the aforesaid Hannah, £60. The residue to be divided among 
all her children. Witnesses— Moses Harrison, Zopher Beech, Lidea Peck. 

1736, Feb. 21. Administration granted to Moses Ball, the uncle, and 
Daniel Harrison, the brother. Lib. C, p. 151. 



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1736-7, March 7. Inventory of personal estate, £258.08.11; made by 
Sam'll Farrand and Joseph Harrison. 

1750, Auk. 6. Baldwin, Nathaniel, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Ester. Sons — Elijah, Robert, Joseph and Jonathan. Land joining 
lands of Sam'll Johnson, David Ogden and Nehemiah Crane, near the 
water hole; meadow bought of Thomas Longworth ; land in the neck 
joining lands of Stephen Baldwin, Nathaniel Johnson, Obadiah Brown, 
Samuel Penington and David Ogden. Daughters— Eunice Beach and Jane 
Clisby. Land bought of Caleb Baldwin and his brother joining lands of 
Stephen Baldwin. To the Rev. Mr. Aaron Burr, £20. Executors— son 
Elijah and Joseph Beach. Witnesses— Wm. Turner, Silvanus Baldwin, 
Silas Baldwin. Proved Nov. 8, 1750. Lib. E, p. 504. 

1748, July 25. Ball, Caleb, of Hanover, Morris Co., gentleman; will 
of. Wife, Sarah. Sons— Isaiah (to have 100 acres bought of Peter Im- 
lay) ; Joshua (the land he lives on) ; Caleb (the home-place land on the 
south side of Forge Pond, and 26 acres adjoining W. land bought of Peter 
Imlay), and above named sons to have the forge, saw-mill and stream 
equally; Ezekiel (80 odd acres on both sides of "Wepemy River" where 
the old saw-mill stood, as appears by deed of Joseph Lindsley) ; and 
Mathew. Daughters— Abigail Johnson, Eliner, Jane Perry, Mary Bates, 
Sarah, Lydia, Ann, Deborah and Keziah Kitchel. deceased (had heirs). 
Executors— Wife Sarah and sons Isaiah, Joshua and Caleb. Witnesses — 
David Kitchel, Timothy Tuttle, Elijah Gillett. Proved 29 Aug. 1748. 

Lib. 6, p. 34. 
1733, April 24. Ball, Joseph, of Essex Co.; will of. Wife Elizabeth, 
to have 8 acres at Wheeler's point, joining lands of Joseph Canfield and 
David Person. Children — Daniel, Joseph, Samuel, Isaac, Jonathan. Han- 
nah Ball and Rebecca Baldwin. 50 acres of land upon Third River; 
lands joining lands of John Moriss, Thomas Ball, Moses Ball, Thomas 
Ailing and Daniel Harrison; also land on Maple Island Creek. Execu- 
tors—brother Moses Ball and son Daniel Ball. Witnesses— Daniel Ser- 
geant, Jonathan Sergeant, David Ogden, Jun'r. Proved May 14, 1733. 

Lib. B, p. 427. 
1747, Nov. 17. Ball, Mary, of Newark, Essex Co., widow; will of. 
Cousin— Mary, wife of Christopher Seely. Sisters— Abigail Hencock, 
Rachel Samson, Sarah Tichener, Hannah Shingilton, and Elizabeth Day. 
Executor— Stephen Baldwin. Witnesses— John Ogden, Jon'n Sergeant. 
Proved Jan. 13, 1747-8. Lib. E, p. 117. 

1747, March 2S. Ball, Moses, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Cousins 
Caleb Ball, John Ball, Joseph Peck, Timothy Peck. Sarah Peck, Marcy 
Dowd, and her sister Elizabeth, and Ruth Seward. Children of brother 
Joseph Ball, deceased, Isaac only excepted, to have land bought of 
Nathaniel Bowers. Children of brother Thomas Ball (one named Amos). 
Cousins— Moses Harrison, Daniel Harrison and Moses Baldwin. Land 
on the cove bought of John Gardner. Children of brothers Caleb, Joseph, 
and Thomas Ball, and children of sisters Abigail Harrison and Lidea 
Peck. Remainder of real estate to Samuel Ailing, John Ogden, Jun'r 
and Stephen Baldwin in trust for the Presbyterian Society of Newark for 
the support of the ministers. Executors— wife Mary and Stephen Bald- 
win Witnesses— James Nuttman, John Stratten, Jon'n Sergeant. Proved 
May 8. 1747. Lib. E, p 36. 

1747, May 14. Inventory of personal estate, £357.10.00; made by Jon- 
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174 8-9, March 3. Account of executor, Stephen Baldwin of Newark, 
showing payments to Mr. Grant (for head stone) Mary Ball, Mary Sealy, 
Doctor Farrand, arbitration with Henry Lyon, John Crane, Isaac Ogden, 
Abigail Hencock, John Ogden Sen'r, Joseph Riggs, Elizabeth Brewin, Obad- 
iah Brewin, John Ailing, Sam'll Huntington, Samuel Johnson, Eli'h Bald- 
win, Eli'h Crane, Sam'll Plum, Daniel Harrison, Moses Harrison, John 
Ogden, Sam'll Ailing, Mr. Woodruff, Mr. Cocker, David Ward, Doct'r Preck- 
het, John Dreen, Sam'll Baldwin, Eben'r Baldwin, Aaron Baldwin, Doct'r 
Turner, David Ball, Joseph Peck, John Johnson, Capt. Johnson, Jonas 
Baldwin, Elikim Seward, Jonathan Serjeant, Nath'll Bawldwin, John 
Ball, Daniel Harrison, Sarah Peck, Ruth Seward, Timothy Peck, Mercy 
Doud, Elizabeth Estel, Balls and Harrison legacies ; lands sold to Sam'll 
Johnson, Sam'll Ball, John Crane, James Nicholson. Articles sold at 
vendue to John Johnson, Eleazer Brewin, Nathaniel Anderson, Ezekiel 
Ball, Mr. Burr, Robert Crane, Henry Martin, Job Brown, Jonathan Ward ; 

bonds of Doct'r Turner, Joseph Tichener, David Day, Carter, 

Vreelandt, John Day, Samuel Parkhurst, Samuel Dalglish, Ander- 
son and Crane, John Gard, Ben'j Perry, Timothy Baldwin and Jonathan 
Pierson. 

1742-3, March 10. Ball, Thomas, of Newark, Essex Co., blacksmith; 
will of. Children — Timothy, Aaron, Nathaniel, David, Ezekiel, Jonas, 
Thomas, Amos, Moses, Apphia, wife of Simon Searing, Mary and Rachel 
Ball, the last two at 18 years. Real and personal estate. Executors — 
wife Sarah and son Timothy. Witnesses — Nathaniel Bonnell, Jun'r, Na- 
than Baldwin, Benj'n Bonnel. Proved Nov. 29, 1744. Lib. D, p. 197. 

1744, Nov. 14. Inventory of personal estate, £378.10.8 ; made by 
Stephen Browne, Jno. Osborn, Isaac Crane. 

1739, Aug. 14. Ballenger, Thomas, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man. Letters of administration to Elizabeth Ballenger ; Joshua Ballen- 
ger, fellow bondsman ; both of Evesham. Lib. 4, p. 171. 

1739, Aug. 14. Inventory of personal estate, £417.10.4; made by Thomas 
Evins and William Poster. 

1747, Feb. 12. Ballinger, Amariah, of Gloucester Co.; will of. Wife 
and son, Isaac, to have upper part of plantation beginning on Steal's line 
to "line between me and my cousin, Amariah Ballenger." Daughters — 
Sarah, Margret and Elizabeth, all under 18. Son Isaac, when 21, to have 
plantation in Township of Evesham, Burlington Co. Executors — Joshua 
Ballinger and Gabriel Davis. Witnesses — Joseph Ballenger, John Aderly, 
Thomas Essary. Proved 8 Nov., 1748. Lib. 6, p. 252. 

1748, Oct. 31. Inventory, at "Township of Debtford," £668.18.6. 

1753, May 25. Account of Joshua Ballinger and Gabriel Davis, Execu- 
tors of Amariah Ballinger. Moneys paid to Levi Peirce, John Evans, 
John McColloch, John Ladd, Jane Sparks, Henry Treadaway, John Stiles, 
Neal McNeil, Joseph Goldy, Joseph Scattergood, Isaac Ballinger, Richard 
Cheesman, John Marshall, John Blackwood, Habakkuk Warder, John 
Peirce, John Dilkes, John Snowden, Amos Haines, David Roe, Amariah 
Ballinger, Henry Wood, Thomas Sparks, John Sedden, Samuel Dukeman- 
eer, Richard Wistar, Thomas Redman, Henry Elwes, Nathaniel Delap, 
Hannah David, Matthias Aspden, Henry Sparks, Eliz. Ballinger, Henry 
Ballinger, Rebecca Edgell. 

1727, March 8. Ballinger, Henry, of Evesham, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Children — Mary Rethmel, Elizabeth Willard, Esther Bartlett, Rebecca 



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Hannah, Ruth, Thomas, Amariah, Henry, Josiah and Joseph. Heal and 
personal estate. Executor — son Amariah. Witnesses — Jonathan Eldridge, 
William Hollinshead, Jacob Heulings, Justice. Proved April 10, 1733. 

Lib. 3, p. 285. 
1733, March 27. Inventory of personal estate, £30 ; made by Jonathan 
Eldridge and Andrew Conarrow. 

1739, Nov. 29. Balm, John, of Elizabeth Town and Rahway, in Essex 
Co. Bond of St. George Talbot, of New York, as administrator, being 
principal creditor ; William Thompson, cordwainer, and John Thompson, 
innkeeper, fellow bondsmen, both of Perth Amboy. Land in Raway mort- 
gaged to Rev. William Veasey of New York for £264.11.10 ; assignment 
of same made to St. George Talbot at his request. Lib. C, p. 298. 

1739, July 21. Inventory at "Raway" of personal estate, £1773.17.06^, 
incl. a picture of the deceased at length, a picture when a boy, and several 
others ; a "schreen" of five leaves claimed by Mr. Talbot, a negro wench 
and child, a German indentured servant named John Mulmilhicy ; made 
Dy Moses Rolfe, John Craig, Eze. Bloomfleld. 

1739, July 23. Second inventory of £133.09.05, incl., bonds of Joseph 
Bird, Ben. Gray, Sam. Bonnel, Joseph Alton, Sam. Praze, Job Wright, 
Noah Bishop, Edw'd Barber, Rich'd Lambert, James Jackson, Joseph 
Bun, widow Rickets ; notes of Eliphalet Praze, Tho. Gin, Richard White- 
head, Sam. Oliver, Job Prance, Ric'd Taylor, Wm. Winans, John Howel, 
Jacob Thorn, Joseph Haynes, David Stewart, Jonas Greenway, Sam. 
Jacques ; book debts of Richard Jones, Rubien Bird, Jonathan Winans, 
Cornelius Hart, Tho. Bloomfleld, John Marsh, Widow Musrow, Lewis 
Winans, George Marshall, E. Bloomfleld, Sam. Cole, John Stephens, Wm. 
Woodruff, Petter Noe, Dan. Lane, Ben. Eisey, Joseph Woodruff, Jno. Radly, 
David Steward, Tho. Bunes, Sam. Fraize, James Praize, Patrick Mick- 

maners, Benj. Kelsey, Tho. Jeffers, Wm. Niblit, Johanes , Wm. 

Danoldson, Jonathan Marsh, Jacob Thorn, Sam. Farren, John King, John 
Love, Sam. Brant, James Marshall, Ric'd Clark, Alex. Blak, Job Bird, 
Nat. Hough, Joseph Spencer, Sam. Moore, David Oliver, Tho. Nicholson, 
Effrom Terrel Sen'r, Ric'd Hall, Sam. Cole, Joseph Alton, John Winans, 
Daniel Terrel, Wm. Marshall, Petter Simons ; made by Rev. Edward 
"Vaughn, George Encott, Andrew Joline. 

, , — . Account of St. George Talbot, administrator. Pay- 
ments to Mr. Alexander, Mr. Pintard, Henry Gartwright, Mr. William 
Chetwood, James Marshall, Eliphalet Frase, John Stevens, Stephen Bor- 
row, Jno. Wright, Abram Clarke, Mr. Kennedy, Mrs. Rockets, Mr. Moore 
and John Hicks in the Sup. Court, Mr. Nichols, post master of New York, 
Effey Bradley, Thomas Clarke, Esq., alderman, Samuel Bonnel, Jeffery 
Jones, Mary Ricketts, David Stuart, Mr. Vease. 

1739, May 36. Banta, Jacob Hendrickse, of Hackensack, Bergen Co., 
yeoman, will of. Wife, Cornelia. Real and personal estate in Bergen 
Co. Son, Hendrick. Land at New Hempstead for £30. Witnesses — Der- 
rick Blinkerhoff, Elizabeth Blinkerhoff, Robert Livesey. Proved 25 Nov. 
1748. Lib. E, p. 221. 

1732, Jnn. 25. Banta, Wiert, of Hackinsack, Bergen Co., weaver; 
will of. Wife, Marie, Executrix. Children, Wiert (eldest son), David, 
Hendrick, Jacob (youngest son), Rachel and Ledia. Brother, Hendrick 
Banta and brother-in-law John Zabowrisky, both of Hackinsack, "tutors 
and administrators of all my minorene children as also executors and 
assistants of my said wife;" youngest child not 13. Land and tenements 



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on the Hackinsack (where I live) and land on the "great swamp;" 
meadows on the west side of Hackinsack River. Witnesses— David Dem- 
orest Sen.. Joost Vredenburgh, Johannis Bougart, Robert Livesey, Jacob 
Banta. Proved 16 June, 1733. Lib. B, p. 441. 

1740. Dee. 13. Barber. Samuel (of Pilesgrove), Salem Co., yeoman. 
Int. Admr., Daniel Barber. Bondsman, Eliakim Carle, yeoman. Both 
of said County. Witness— Elizabeth Jones. Lib. 4, p. 262. 

1740, Dec. 15. Inventory, £24.0.11. Appraisers— Benjamin Duvall, 
Hugh Moore. 

1741 June 1. Account by Daniel Barber. Moneys paid to David Har- 
rison Chas. O Neil, Aquilla Barber, Dr. Vanlecre, Zacheus Dunn, Benja- 
min Bispham, Roger Huckings, Abraham Barber, George Miller, Jeremiah 
Wood, and "counsel fee to John Coxe, Esq., to defend an action brot. agst. 
this accomptant at Salem by Joseph Hughs." 

1744, July 16. Barckalow, Derrick, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman- will of. Wife. Jane. Children— William, Cornelius, Daniel, 
Aeltie Weycoff, Helena, Jane and Mary. (Last three daughters evi- 
dently unmarried). Granddaughters— Elizabeth and Jane Suydam. 
Executors— sons William, Cornelius and Daniel. Witnesses— Tunis 
Denis, Gisbart Van Mater, William Wikoff and Jno. Henderson. 
Proved August 16, 1744. Lib. D - P- 17 °- 

1744, August 14. Inventory of estate, £199.17.0; made by Tunis Denis, 
Gisbart Van Mater and William Wikoff. 

1731, Dec. 29. Barclay, John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. John 
Barclay, the son, relinquishes right to administer estate in favor of 
William Bradford. 

1731-2, Jan. 1. Bond of William Bradford, of New York, stationer 
and principal creditor, as administrator; Andrew Hay, of Perth Am- 
boy, fellow bondsman. Lib. B - p - 240 / 

1731-2 Jan. 3. Inventory of personal estate, £275.7.3, incl. accounts 
due estate from Robert King, Esq.. John Kinsey, Jun'r., Fenwick Lyell, 
Daniel Grandine, Robert Lawrence, Philip Kearny, George Emot, Wm. 
Jamison, Coll. Parker, Benjamin Price, Lawrence Smith, Evan Drummond, 
Thomas Gordon, dec'd, George Willocks, dec'd ; bond of William Young ; 
made by John Mathie and Harman Stout. 

1744, Nov. 14. Barcleson, John, of Salem County. Int. Admr., 
Andrew A. Barcleson, of Penns Neck, Salem County, yeoman. Bonds- 
men—William Barcleson, Samuel Whitehorne, both of said County. 
Witnesses— John Eaton, Wm. Pennock (?) Lib. 5, p. 90. 

1743, April 9. Inventory, £49.1.0 includes Swedish books, £0.10.0. Ap- 
praisers — John Eaton, Joseph Hawkes. 

1732, Oct. 9. Bard, Peter, of Burlington Co.; will of. "At the first 
opportunity for London, a letter shall be sent to Mr. John Monteaud, 
who will give information as to whether my father, Benoist Bard, be 
living, and, if so, £50 is to be remitted to him in France." Children— 
Benoist, Peter, Samuel, John, William, Mary and Rebecca. Real and 
personal estate. Wife, Dinah, sole executrix. Witnesses-Edmund 
Cowgill, Jun., Edward Shippen. Proved Aug. 16, 1734. Lib. A, p. Mi. 

1734 Nov. 11. Barker, Francis, of Northampton, Burlington Co. 
founder. Letters of administration to Joshua Briggs; John Doe and 
Richard Roe, fellow bondsmen; all of Northampton. 

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1749, Ana-. 18. Barker, John, of Salem County. Int. Admrs., Ester 
Barker and William Barker, both of said County. Witnesses — John 
Stewart, Nich. Gibbon. Lib. 7, p. 36. 

1743, 24th day, 7th mo. (Sept.) Barker, Joshua, of city and Co. of 
Burlington, saddler; will of. Wife, Martha. Children — Caleb, John, 
Elizabeth and Abigail, all under age. Land on High Street, adjoin- 
ing Caleb Raper and widow Powlgreen. Executors — brother Caleb 
and Joshua Raper. Witnesses — Jonathan • Lovett, William Sorsby, 
Isa. DeCow. Proved Nov. 1, 1745. Lib. 5, p. 185. 

1734, July 29. Barker, Robert, of Burlington Co.; will of. Men- 
tions Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Edward and Katherine Peirce, of 
Burlington. "£30 to be expended for my burial." Executor — cousin 
Ralph Barker, who is also named residuary legatee. Witnesses — 
Tho's. Shaw, Thomas Wetherill, Isa. DeCow. Proved May 10, 1736. 

Lib. 4, p. 60. 

1749, Sept. 7. Barkley, James, of Hunterdon Co., will of. Wife, 
Jenut. Daughter, Agnis. Executors — John Kelly, John Todd and 
Joseph Hair. Witnesses — Daniel Oliver and John Palmer. Proved 
February 8, 1749-50. Lib. 6, p. 338. 

1739, Aug. 25. Barnes, Thomas, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Son, Thomas, to have one-half of lot and 
a house formerly belonging to Jeptha Smith in Trenton. Son, John, 
other half of lot and stable, and one-half of shalop called the "Eliza- 
beth." Daughters — Mary and Rachel. Wife, executrix. Witnesses — 
Wm. Atlee, John Allen, Jr., and Daniel Hendry. Proved April 9, 
1740. Lib. 4, p. 227. 

1733, April 9. Barratt, Thomas, of Mannington Township, Salem 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, sole executrix and to have all 
of the moveable estate for the bringing up of my children and the use 
of the plantation where I live until my son Thomas Barrett will be 
21." Then he to pay his sisters, Rachel and Elizabeth, (at 18 or mar- 
riage) £20 each. In case of death of son Thomas in non-age, planta- 
tion to descend to my daughter Quinn Barratt. Said Quinn Barratt 
at 18 or marriage to have 200 acres on Salem Creek, bounded on An- 
drew Peterson's plantation. Have given power of attorney to John 
Powell to sell share of 700 acres near Lewis Town. Witnesses — 
Richard Graves, William Barratt, Dan. Mestayer. Proved 10 May, 
1733. Lib. 3, p. 323. 

1733, April 27. Inventory of Thomas Barratt, Senr., £189.6.2. Apprais- 
ers — Bartholomew Wyatt, Joseph Woodnutt. 

1747, Feb. 26. Bartleson, Andrew, of Penn's Neck, Salem Co. Int. 
Admx., Sarah Bartleson, widow. Bondsman — William. Vanneman. 
Both of said County. Witness — John Eaton. Lib. 5, p. 423. 

1747-8, Jany. 15. Inventory (£126.11.7%) includes "horse and armour, 
£13.4.0," "Sweed book and others, £1.1.0"; also "the *4 part of Thomas 
Cahill's time." Appraisers — John Eaton, William Vanneman. 

1750, March 2fi. Bartleson, William, of Salem County. Int. Admx., 
Sarah Bartleson. Bondsman, Peter Peterson. Both of Penn's Neck 
of said County. Witness — Samuel Whitehorne. Lib. 7, p. 38. 

1749-50, March 23. Inventory (£99.0.4) includes "his riding horse, sad- 



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die and bridle." and "apparrel and armour." Appraisers — Alen Congle- 
ton, Samuel Whitehorne. 

1750-1. March 1. Additional inventory, £2.14.40. Appraisers — Thomas 
Carney. Samuel Whltehorne. 

1751, June 18. Account of Jeremiah Baker and Sarah, his wife, of 
Penn's Neck, administrators of William Bartleson, of Mannington, late 
deceased. Paid James Barkley, Rebecca Peterson, Nichs. Gibbons, Samuel 
Whitehorne. Receipts are from John Whittal, Michael Miller, Archibald 
Hamilton, Andrew Peterson, Junr., George Stark, Andrew Peterson, Senr.. 
Catharine Crawford, Christopher Linmire, George Trenchard, James Dun- 
bar, Joseph Hawks, Peter Peterson, John Procter, Matthias Nealson. 
Thomas Stanley, Elisha Basset, Gunla Felgate, Alen Congelton. 

1736-7, 17th day, 1st mo. (March). Barton, Edward, of Mansfield, 
Burlington Co., weaver; will of. Executrix — wife Margaret who is to 
have land adjoining William Coats, Daniel Wills and Samuel Bunting. 
Jonathan, eldest son now living, land lying between John Harvey 
and William Pancoast, Jun'r, and land near Thomas Curtis. Other 
sons — David and Aaron. Daughters, Meribah and Mary Field. Ex- 
pected child. Witnesses — Elizabeth Harvey, Elizabeth Ellis, Richard 
Gibbs. Proved May 2, 1737. Lib. 4, p. 104. 

1737, 20th day, 2nd mo. (April). Inventory of the personal estate, 
£412.14.1 : made by John Harvey and John Buffin. 

1740, 23rd day, 10th mo., (Dec). Barton, Jonathan, of Mansfield, 
Burlington Co., yeoman ; will of. Wife Mary, and expected child. Broth- 
ers — David and Aaron. Sisters — Mary Field, Meribah and Sarah Bar- 
ton. Real and personal estate. Wife sole executrix. Witnesses — 
George Folwell, Job Ridgway, Jun'r, William Pancoast, Jr. Proved 
Jan. 24, 1740. Lib. 4, p. 266. 

1734, April 20. Basker, Joseph, of Salem Co., wool comber. Int. 
Admx., Sarah Watson. Bondsmen — Samuel Holmes, John Doe, all of 
said County. Witnesses — Richard Smith, Danl. Mestayer. 

Lib. 3, p. 413. 

1745, Sept. 10. Basset, Daniel, of Piles Grove, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary. Eldest son, Daniel Basset, to have plantation joining 
Adam Labarer's mill, also lot at Newport, Pa. Youngest son, Zebe- 
dee, to have home plantation. Legacies to daughters Elizabeth, Han- 
nah, Sarah, Mary and Amy. An expected child. Executors — wife 
Mary, and son Daniel Basset. Witnesses — Elisha Basset, Deborah 
Dunn, Thos. Farrell. Proved 3 Feb., 1745. Lib. 5, p. 253. 

1745. Nov. 2. Inventory (£252.7.0) includes bonds due from Sarah Holl, 
Ann Davis. Appraisers — Roger Huggins, David Davis. 

1729, 2nd mo. (April), 22nd da. Basset, William, of Pilesgrove, 
Salem Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Rebeckah, sole executrix and to 
have all estate. Witnesses — Zacheus Dunn, Samuel Graves, William 
Birkett. Proved 25 Oct., 1733. Lib. 3, p. 385. 

1733, Oct. 10. Inventory (£113.13.8) includes oxen, sheep, etc. Debt- 
ors — James Donlap, Joseph Clerck. Appraisers — Roger Huggins, David 
Davis. 

1731, Aug. 31. Bassnlt, Sarah, of Town and Co. of Burlington, 
widow; will of. Dau., Mary, under age. Cousins — Samuel, Sarah Anrv 
and Mary Bustill, Sarah and Elizabeth Pearson, Wm., Thos. and Eliza- 



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beth Purnis. Sister, Sarah Borradaile, 400 acres in Hunterdon Co. 
lying between branches of Rarington, near Zuckaruning, "which I 
had of my bro. Mathew Gardnier," and lot on High Street, adjoining 
William Hagues and Sam'l Scattergood. Executors — brother Isaac 
Pearson and friend Caleb Raper. Witnesses — James Hancock, John 
Saunders, Sam'l Scattergood. Proved June 10, 1734. Lib. 3, p. 419. 

1731, Nov. 22. Inventory of personal estate, £84.18.5 ; made by Samuel 
Scattergood and Robert Smith, includes debts due from John Gibs, Su- 
sannah Yard, John Butcher, John Stokes, Silence Bucher, James Quest, 
Mathias Garner, Elizabeth Proser, Thomas Staples, Peter Ross, John 
Richardson, John Deacon, John Hudson, Joseph Ridgeway, Grace Bustill, 
Joseph Thomas, Mary Seyler, Solomon Smith, William Gale, Hanah Gibbs, 
Susanah Robason, Susanah Moon, Jane Richardson, Hanah Pearson, 
Joanah Carter, Arthur Burdill, John Barton. 

1744, Aug. 11. Basto, Thomas, of Somerset Co., "labourer." In- 
ventory of personal estate, £20.12.11. Notes of Derrick Marlot, Garret 
Bern, Peter Cassiner, James Carty, Abrm. Bodine, Isaac Smalley, Fran- 
cis Cossart. Appraisers — Abraham Bodine, James Graham. Affidavit 
before Ralph Smith. "John Anderson" on back of Inventory. 

1744, Aug. 28. Administration granted to William McDaniel (Mack- 
donel) of Somerset Co., yeoman, Fellow bondsman — Daniel Donaldson 
Dunster, of same County. Marked "Not signed by Wm. Mackdonel." 

Lib. D, p. 173. 

1745, Aug. 20. Inventory of personal estate, £3.5.0, made by Abraham 
and James Graham. 

1733, Oct. 31. Bate, Joseph, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Mercy, sole executrix, with assistance of son-in-law 
John Hillman. Daughter, Abigail, and son, Benjamin, minors. Son 
Thomas. Witnesses — Thomas Stokes, Rachel Stokes, John Kay. 

1734, 3d mo. (May), 28 da. Codicil. Witnesses — John Kay, (Quaker), 
Elizabeth Wood (Quakeress). Proved 30 Dec. 1734. Lib. 3, p. 433. 

1734, Oct. 9. Inventory, £98.15.05%. Appraisers — John Kay, Francis 
Hogsett, William Saminson (?). 

1750, Feb. 12. Bate, Mary, 14 years and upwards, daughter of Wil- 
liam Bate, Gloucester Co., ward. Guardian — Jonathan Zane, of 
County aforesaid, merchant. Witness — Luke Tuckniss. Lib. 6, p. 375. 

1737, Apr. 1. Bate, William, of Gloucester Co., yeoman. Int. 
Widow, Esther Bate, admx. Wm. Alberson and John Mickle, of County 
aforesaid, bondsmen. Witnesses — Jacob Alberson, Joseph Rose. 

Lib. 4, p. 94. 

1737, Mar. 31. Inventory, £135.15.00. Appraisers — John Mickle, Abra- 
ham Alberson. 

1734, September 14. Bates, John, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
husbandman. Bond of William Norton of same place, yeoman, adminis- 
trator. Edward Griffith, of same place, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Ross and Samuel Bustill. Lib. 3, p. 414. 

1731, Sept. 21. Bates, Joseph, of Gloucester Co., yeoman. Int. 
Widow, Elizabeth, Admx. Bondsman^John Brown of Town and County 
of Gloucester, shopkeeper. Lib. 3, p. 140. 

1731, May 18. Inventory, £66.14.5. Appraisers — William Sharp, John 
Hillman. 



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174S, Ken. 5. Hints, wiiiinni, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., yeoman. 
Inventory of personal estate, £101.10.6; made by William Pancoast and 
David Roekhill. 

1748, Feb. 21. Letters of administration to Jeremiah Bates, yeoman. 
William Pancoast, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Lib. 6. p. 331 ; Lib. 7. p. 97. 

iT.ts. .Inn. <>. llnynrd, Peter, of Essex Co., merchant; will of. 
Father-in-law. Henry Wileman ; mother, Rachel. Brothers — John and 
Samuel. Sisters — Helena, wife of John Debois, and Elizabeth Wileman. 
Real and personal estate. Executrix — wife Eve. Witnesses — Henry Coer- 
ten, Heres Wendover, Geo. Lurting. Proved Apr. 25, 1744. Lib. D, p. 132. 

I7:i:i. Au«. 25. Bayley. Henry, of Amboy, who deceased July 31, 
1733. Bond of Penelope Bayley, widow, as administratrix. Jacob John- 
son, of Middlesex Co., fellow bondsman. Lib. B, p. 457. 

1733, Aug. 29. Inventory of personal estate, £66.8.9; made by John 
Whitlock, house carpenter, and John Letts, yeoman, both of Middlesex Co. 

1750, Auk. 23. Baynton, Mary, of City of Burlington, widow; will 
of. Sister, Ann Wheeler, sole executrix ; son Benjamin to have sister's 
part of tract on Delaware River called Loepeatenung. Nephew, Joseph 
Pidgeon. Son-in-law, John Baynton, and his daughter Mary. Cousin, 
Elizabeth Stapleton. Church in Burlington to have £10. God-children — 
Joseph and Rowland Ellis, Mary, Sarah and Ann Cullum, Dinah Wheat, 
William Spencer and Grace Bustill. 

1750, Aug. 24. Codicil. Rev. Mr. Collin Campbell to be executor in 
case sister dies before Benjamin is of age. Witnesses — Jos. White, Junr., 
Mary Campbell, Mary White. Proved Dec. 19, 1750. Lib. 6, p. 390. 

1742, Dec. 11. Baynton, Peter, of City of Philada., merchant; will 
of. To be buried by wife at Philada. Sons — John and Benjamin, both 
under age. Father-in-law, John Budd. Sister, Ruth Banfield and her son 
Peter. Sister-in-law, Ann Wheeler. Aunt, Elizabeth Devit. Cousins — 
James and Elizabeth Derkinderen. Mary Sedeway of Rhode Island, kins- 
woman of my late wife. Late apprentice, John Stapleford. Friends, 
Benjamin Pollard, of Boston, Joshua Maddox and Thomas Bourn. Lega- 
cies to poor of Philada. ; to poor communicants of Episcopal Church in that 
City ; to Church at Burlington ; to ten poor widows, three in Burlington 
and seven in Philada. ; also to god-children, viz. Ann, daughter of Daniel 
Jones ; Mary, daughter of Joshua Maddox ; Thomas, son of Charles Will- 
ing ; Samuel, son of Samuel Massell ; and Sarah, daughter of Alexander 
Woodrops. £250 towards building a New Episcopal Church in Philada. 
House and lot on North side Arch Street, "which I bought of William 
Pywell;" house and lot in Burlington "I bought of Simon Nightingale." 
Executors — wife Mary, son John, and friends Joshua Maddox and Thomas 
Bourn of Philada. Witnesses — Colin Campbell, Mary Campbell and Rebec- 
ca Bard. Proved March 14, 1743-4. Lib. 5. p. 15. 

1750, June 9. Beach, Epenetus, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Chil- 
dren — Ezekiel, Joseph, Elisha, Eppenetus, Jabez, Hannah, Phebe, Rachel, 
Sarah, Mary Lois and Tabitha, "last ten under age." Wife, Phebe. Real 
and personal estate. Executors — brother Josiah Beach ; sons Joseph and 
Ezekiel. Witnesses — Isaac Browne, Samuel Beech, Jeremiah Halsey. 
Proved Aug. 8, 1750. Lib. E, p. 445. 

1750, Aug. 8. Josiah Beach and Joseph Beach decline the executorship. 



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1737, October 22. Beadles, Elisha, of Trenton, baker; will of. 
"Knowing the dangers of the sea." Wife, Mary. If child by wife, Mary, 
it shall have house and lot in Trenton when of age, "likewise a house and 
lands called the Lower House, situate in the parish of St. Michels, in 
the East in the County of Munmoth in wals" (Wales) ; one-third of a 
house and land in Ponty Poole in said county, lately belonging to Elisha 
Beadles, the testator's father, now in possession of testator's brother, 
Nathaniel Beadles. Wife, executrix. Witnesses — Tho. Barnes, Wm. Atlee, 
James Gould. Proved August 20, 1741. Lib. 4, p. 301. 

1745, 30th of 9th mo. (Nov.). Menkes, Stacy, of Trenton, Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. Wife, Mary. Only son, Stacy (minor), a lot bought 
of David Martain, sheriff, land purchased of Mahlon Kirkbride. Daugh- 
ters, Lidia, Ruth and Mary Beakes when aged 21. Son, Stacy, to learn 
trade when aged 14. Land that belonged to testator's uncle, Mahlon 
Stacy, which testator's father, Atkinson, and testator's mother, promised 
the testator, to be sold and money to Mahlon Kirkbride to pay for land 
bought of him. Executors — wife and brother, Gideon Bickerdick. Wit- 
nesses — Edm'd Beakes, Nathan Beakes, William Robinson. Proved Au- 
gust 11, 1746. The executors, Quakers. Lib. 5, p. 264. 

1745-6, 14th of 11th mo. (Jan.). Inventory of the estate, £383.6.2, 
includes joiner's furniture, and in the shop : 90 molding plains ; 20 
plains of divers sorts; chisels, gouges, saws, lathe, etc.; 1,000 ft. Black 
walnut ; 4,000 ft. pine, cedar and gum boards, etc. Obligations of Hugh 
Farguson, Samuel Depue, Abel Jenne, Jun'r, Richard Howell, Daniel Cox, 
Samuel Johnston, Bartholomew Rowley, Cornelius Ferrill, John Smith, 
Archabel McCarty. Appraised by W. Morris, Wm. Plaskett, Charles 
Axford. 

1755, March 11. Account of Gideon Bickerdike, executor, mentions Cor- 
nelius Ferril, John Smith, Archibald McCarty, Richard Howell. 

1743, March 20. Beanford, William, of Hopewell, Hunterdon co. 
Bond of Frances Beanford, administratrix, with John Phillips and Cor- 
nelius Anderson, all of Hopewell, as fellow bondsmen. 

1742-3, March 5. Inventory of the estate, £70.15.2; made by John 
Phillips and Cornelius Anderson. 

1746-7, Jan. 27. Account shows debts paid to William Pierson, Andrew 
Reed, Enoch Anderson, Thomas Burroughs, William Branford of Phila., 
Edward Hunt, George Clifford, Frederick Vanoye, Eliez'r Morgan, Cor- 
nelius Anderson, Humphrey Hughs, John Phillips, John Lee, Andrew Mer- 
shon, James Bigger, Samuel Lee, William Moore, James Adams, Jon. 
Reed, Samuel Ketcham, Danl. Coxe. Hunterdon Wills, 161 J. 

1744, Nov. 5. Bee, Ephraim, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeoman. 
Grandson, Ephraim Lloyd, to have all real estate ; in case of his death, 
without issue, same to become property of cousin, Ephiram Bee, and, if he 
dies without issue, cousin Thomas Bee and in case of his decease 
without issue, cousin Jonathan shall have it. Executors — son, John 
Loyd, and friend, Alexdr. Randell. Witnesses — John Bright, Thomas Bra- 
man, James Holden. Proved 7 Jan., 1744; probat. 20 July, 1745. 

Lib. 5, p. 140. 
1744, Dec. 3. Inventory, £19.11.1. Appraisers — Thomas Braman, John 
Bright. 

1747, Feb. — . Account (£21.10.6), includes moneys paid to Thomas 
Holden, Robert Brayman, Gabraell Rambo, James Holden, John Bright, 
Ephraim Bee, Samuell Paull. 
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1749, Feb. 18. Hell, John, of Morrisses (Maurice) River, Cumber- 
land Co. ; will of. Wife, Mary, to have the plantation until son, Robert, 
will be 21, and Va the marsh of 30 acres over the river, joining Learn- 
ings, providing she remains unmarried. Sons : John, to have plantation 
formerly belonging to Abraham Jones on the south side of Manusking ; 
Thomas, the land formerly belonging to Johannes Hoffman ; likewise land 
and "cripple" belonging, formerly, to Hance Steelman ; likewise land and 
"cripple," formerly Joseph Jones', not redeemed, he to have the money 
if redeemed ; Henry, land and marsh held in partnership with the Learn- 
ings, excepting 30 acres. Personal estate to four sons, and to Mary 
Bell, Junior, Agnes Bell, an expected child, and wife, excepting Robert, 
whose share "shall fall into the hands of his mother." Additional bequests 
of a Cedar Swamp (John to have below, Robert above, Sharp's Mill) ; 
M> of the new mill, purchased of Samuel Iszard to be sold. Executors — 
wife, Mary ; son, Robert, Aaron Learning. Witnesses — William McGlaugh- 
lin, Richard Shaw, John Reed. Proved 20 June, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 12. 

1749, May 26. Inventory of Cap'n John Bell's personal estate, £2343.3.6. 
Appraisers — John Purple, John Cormick. 

1749, May 29. Renunciation of executorship by Aaron Learning. Wit- 
nesses — John Purpple, Thomas Peterson. 

1735, Oct. 4. Bellton (Bellten), Jonathan, of Township of Water- 
ford, Gloucester Co., cordwainer ; will of. Ephraim Tomlinson, of Glou- 
cester Township and Co., sole executor. Wife, Mary. Infant son, Heze- 
kiah Belton. Daughters, Lyndonia and Mary Belton, "to have the pro- 
ceeds from the labor of my prentice shoemaker, Daniel Calvin (a mulatto) 
until he will be 31 and my said daughters to be apprenticed "to some 
religious and discreet master and mistress and learn to read the Bible and 
housewifery." Son-in-law (supposed step-son), Joseph Mapes. Son, Fet- 
ter Champion. Witnesses — John Shivers, Josiah Shivers, Michael Grum- 
ley. Affirmed 7 April, 1737. 

1736, 9 mo. (Nov.), 26 da. Renunciation of Ephraim Tomlinson as 
executor. Witnesses — John Way, William Way. Lib. 4, p. 96. 

1737, Apr. 7. Administration granted to Mary, widow of Jonathan 
Belton. John Shivers, bondsman. Witness — Joseph Rose. 

1736, May 6. Inventory (£185.11.7), includes 224 pounds of bacon, 
"shumakers tools," sole leather, 16 cattle. Appraisers — Tobias Hollo- 
way, John Shivers. 

1749, Aug. 25. Bender, Hubert, of Township of Greenwich, Cumber- 
land Co. Bond by John Brick, of Township of Stow, Cumberland Co., 
and Alexander Moore, of Township of Deerfield, merchant, administrators. 

1749, Aug. 25. Susanna Bender, of Township of Greenwich, Cumber- 
land Co., widow and relict of Robert Bender, renounced administration. 

Cumberland Wills, 20 F. 

1733, Sept. 9. Bennet, Jacobus, of Middlesex Co. Inventory of per- 
sonal estate £77.9.6 ; made by four freeholders of New Jersey, chosen 
by widow, Abigail Bennet, viz., Elia. Burger, Adriaen Bennet, Cornelius 
Bennet, Chrisstoffel Probasco. 

1734, Aug. 19. Bond of Jacobus and Jacob Bennet, dated May 3, 1730, 
for £1,000, held by Cornelius Vanderhoven, of Kings Co., New York, re- 
ceipted in full. Witnesses to bond — John Bennet, Mare Manion ; witness 
to receipt, Jan Vaendervoort. Middlesex Wills, 797-800 L. 

1732, Sept. 15. Bennet, James, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman. Bond of Abigail Bennet, widow, as administratrix. William 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I73O-I75O 43 

Davenport and Henry Berry, Jun'r, both of Perth Amboy, fellow bonds- 
Lib. B, p. 300. 
men. 

1738, March 1. Bennet, John, of Evesham, Burlington Co., saw- 
yer. Letters of administration to Susanna Bennet, widow. George Mor- 
ris, of Mansfield, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Lib. 4, p. 155. 

1747, Aug. 22. Bennet, John, of Northampton, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man. Letters of administration to Mary Bennet, widow. Thomas Reves 
and Patrick Reynolds, yeoman, of Burlington Co., fellow bondsmen. 

Lib. 5, p. 362. 

1747, Aug. 22. Inventory of personal estate, £116.7 ; made by Patrick 
Reynolds and Saml. Gamble. 

1744, April 20. Benson, Johannes, of Bergen Co. Bond of Eliza- 
beth Benson, of Bergen Co., administratrix, and Ryck Leidecker, of same 
County, fellow bondsman. 

1744, May 9. Inventory of estate, £125.17.3; made by Elizabeth Ben- 
son and appraised by Hendrick Banta and John Zabriski. 

Lib. D, p. 128. 

1746-7, March 7. Beriman (Baryman, Bereman), Thomas, of Cohan- 
sey Salem Co., yeoman ; will of. Wife, Martha, use of whole plantation 
until my son, John, will be 20. In case of his death before 20, and after 
the decease of wife, estate shall go to six daughters: Annabel Johnson, 
Rachel Benet, Perthenia Reeves, Elizabeth (under age), Zurviah (under 
age) and Hannah (under age). Executors— wife, Martha, and son, John 
Beriman. Witnesses— Eliakim Carll, Sen., Joseph Brick, Patrick Mitchel. 
Proved 14 June, 1749, before Elias Cotting, Surrogate of Cumberland 
County. 

1749, July 14. Letters testamentary granted to Martha Beriman (sign- 
ed Martha Baryman). Lib - 6 - P- 294 - 

1749, July 14. Inventory of personal estate, £211.7.0. Appraisers — 
Samuel Moore, Eliakim Carll. 

1739, March 20. Berry, Henry, of Monmouth County, carpenter. 
Bond of John Berry, of Monmouth, as administrator. Andrew Craw- 
ford, of same county, and Henry Berry, of Perth Amboy, fellow bonds- 
men! Henry Berry, eldest son of deceased, renounced right to ad- 
minister, in favor of his brother John Berry, March 20, 1739; re- 
nunciation witnessed by John Kelly and Thomas Bartow. 

Lib. C, p. 325. 

1740, July 18. Inventory (£20.4.9), incl. carpenter's and joiner's tools; 
made by Samuel Ker, Joseph Ker, David English. 

1749, Oct. 11. Berryman, John, of Burlington Co. Inventory of 
personal estate, £33.2.5%; made by Thomas Atkinson and John Fos- 
ter; includes book accounts of Roger Fort, Marmaduke Fort, Jenet 
Eldredge. 

1749, Oct. 19. Margaret Berryman, widow, renounces administration in 
favor of Benjamin Bispham, principal creditor. Bond of Benjamin Bis- 
pham of Bridgetown, merchant. Robert Hartshorn and Thomas Atkinson, 
fellow bondsmen. Lib - 6 - P- 324 - 

1730, Dec. 8. Bibby, Richard, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., la- 
bourer. Bond of Mary Bibby, widow, as administratrix. Samuel Rad- 
ford, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Lib. 3, p. 140. 



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1730-1, Jan. 4. Inventory of personal estate, £43.19.7; made by Wil- 
liam AVells and John Middleton. 

174S. June 10. Blokhnm, Henry, 19 yrs. and upwards, son of Rich- 
ard Bickham, late of Gloucester Co., ward. Guardian — Samuel Shiv- 
ers, of Racoon Creek, Gloucester Co. Gloucester Wills, 638H. 

1748, June 21. Petition to Charles Read — "That our nephew, Hendry 
Bickham hath made choses of Samuel Shivers for his Garden, etc." 

Signed. Thomas Bickham, Martin Bickham. 

17:19, 9 mo. (Nov.), 21 da. Bickham, Richard, of Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Eldest son, Henry Bickham, when 21, to have 
easterly side of plantation to easterly corner of Thomas Bickham's 
land; thence to Oule Pond, down to Delaware River. Son, Richard 
Bickham, to have rest of plantation when 21, etc. Above sons, Henry 
and Richard to have "Seader Swamps." Legacies to daughters, 
Sarah, Ann and Mary Bickham, when 21. Executors — Wife, Mary, and 
Abraham Chattin. Witnesses — Walter Pawcet, Martin Bickham, Wil- 
liam Wood. Affirmed 14 July, 1740. Gloucester Wills, 251H. 

1740, 4 mo. (June), 23 da. Inventory, £251.14.00. Appraisers — Thos. 
Wilkins, Martin Bickham. 

1748, Nov. 1. Bickham, Martin, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Sara, daughter of Robert Gerrard. Children — 
all under age, spoken of but not by name. Executors — wife and 
Samuel Shivers. Witnesses — Samuel Hopper, John Hanby, Mary Key. 
Proved Feb. 16, 1750. Lib. 7, p. 149. 

1750-1, Feb. 4. Inventory of estate, £56.14.2, made by Thomas Bick- 
ham and William Gerrard. 

1744, July 10. Bickley, Abraham, of (Burlington) Province of New 
Jersey, bricklayer. Administration granted to Peter Hodgson, of 
Philada., gent. Mary Andrews, spinster, and Wm. Paschall, sadler, 
both of same, fellow bondsmen. Lib. 5, p. 36. 

1746, July 21. Inventory of personal estate includes £160, being amount 
received for 1150 acres of land in Hunterdon Co., taken in execution at the 
suit of Mary Andrews and sold to her. 

1746, July 21. Account of Pet'r Hodgson, showing payments to Mary 
Andrews, Jno. Cox and Bennet Bard. 

1748, Aug. 19. Bickley, Mary, of City of Burlington, widow. Ad- 
ministration to Charles Willias, of City of Philada., blacksmith. Isaac 
DeCow, Esq., and Ruchard Wright, gent., both of same, fellow bonds- 
men. Lib. 7, p. 94. 

1748, Sept. 27. Inventory of personal estate, £192.6.4 ; made by R. 
Wright and Isa : DeCow. Includes negro man and an old woman, £30; 
two silver coins, £9.15.6 and tayloring outfit. 

1749, May 15. Bickley. Samuel, of Philadelphia, Pa.; will of. Wife, 
Margaret. Children — Abraham, William, Peter, Mary. Two lots in 
Philadelphia; tracts in County of Kent, Delaware. Executors — James 
Polegreen, of Philadelphia, gent., wife Margaret, son Abraham. Wit- 
nesses — Jno. Finney, Gideon Griffith, David Finney. Proved June 17, 
1749. 

1750, April 11. Margaret Bickley, administratrix of estate of Samuel 
Bickley, "late of Newcastle, deceased, dyed at Newcastle." Lib. 6, p. 285. 



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1738, July — . Bickley William, of City of Burlington, yeoman; will 
of. Sister, Elizabeth Powlgreen. House and lot on High Street, City 
of Burlington, now in possession of Samuel Bustill, Jun'r, and meadow 
adjoining Jonathan Wright, Daniel Smith and Caleb Raper. Wife, 
Mary, sole executrix. Witnesses— John Craig, James Hancock, Ralph 
Peart. Proved Jan. 16, 1739. Lib. 4, p. 219. 

1740, July 24. Inventory of personal estate, 361.14.2 ; made by Joseph 
Heulings and Jos. Scattergood. 

1733, Nov. 14. Biglow, John, of Hanover, Hunterdon Co.; inventory 
of estate, made at request of his widow, Abigail Biglow, £118.12.3, 
including a sword and stone, 7s.6d ; a corbin and pistols, £1.5.0 ; a Bible 
and some small books, £8. Made by Gershom Mott and Jonathan 
Stilles. 

1733, Nov. 21. Bond of Abigail Biglow, widow, as administratrix. 
Samuel Crosman, of same place, bloomer, and John Budd, of same, gentle- 
man, sureties. Witnesses — Sarah Budd, Thomas Biglow. 

Hunterdon Wills, 84 J. 

1728, April 6. Bilderbaek, Albert, of Penn's Neck, Salem Co., hus- 
bandman; will of. Wife, Margaret, to have the estate until children 
will be 21. If she marries, estate devised to sons Daniel and Peter 
Bilderbaek; if either die without issue, his share to descend to son 
John Bilderbaek (not 16). Daughters — Sarah, Jane, Margaret (not 
21). Executors — Wife, Margaret, and brother-in-law, Senick Senick- 
son. Witnesses — Josiah Pennington, John Denny, John Richmond. 
Proved 5 May, 1732. Lib. 3, p. 210. 

1731-2, Jan. 5. Inventory, £114.7.0%, of farm stock, etc. Appraisers — 
John Seneck, Hance Bilderbaek. 

1740, April 3. Bilderbaek, Peter, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Admx. 
Sarah Bilderbaek ("relict of"). Bondsmen — Timothy Rains, John 
Savoy, all of said County. Witness — Obadiah Loyd. 

1740, March 22. Inventory, £16.2.6. Appraisers — Tim. Rain, John 
Savoy. Salem Wills, 557 Q. 

1740, May 29. Biles, John, of Maidenhead Township, Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Daughter, Sarah Biles; two 
sons, John and Charles Biles, land where testator lived. Executors — 
wife and brother, Alexander Biles. Witnesses — George Rozel, Samuel 
Lee, Mary Carpenter. Proved July 22, 1740. Lib. 4, p. 247. 

1740, July 1. Inventory of personal estate, £157.17.6 ; made by John 
Price and John Hunt. 

1740, March 30. Biles, Samuel, of Nottingham, Burlington Co., 
tanner. Bond of Mary Cary, widow, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., as 
administratrix. Isaac Pearson, of Burlington, Esq. and Thomas 
Wetherill of same, gent., fellow bondsmen. Lib. 4, p. 227. 

1740, April 8. Inventory of personal estate, £1305.14.2 ; made by John 
Middleton of Nottingham, yeoman, and Prettwell Wright, of Burlington, 
farmer. 

1733-4, March 19. Bills, Nathaniel, Jr., of Monmouth County, single 
man. Bond of Gershom Bills, of Shrewsbury, cordwainer, as ad- 
ministrator. David Allen, of Shrewsbury, cordwainer, fellow bonds- 
man. Witnesses — Samuel Sonman, William Madock. 

Monmouth Wills, 529M. 



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Inventory of the estate (£73.0.0), includes bond of 



Richard Gardiner. Made by William Goodbody and Joseph Gifford, who 
were sworn Sept. 9, 1734. 

17:is, April 19. Ilird. Jeremiah, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Children — Joseph, Abigail FitzRandolph, Mary King, 
Prudence Gedis, Hannah Atkinson, Martha Bird and Rachel Kellsey. 
Real and personal estate. Executors — wife, Abigail, and son-in-law, 
Joseph FitzRandolph. Witnesses — Edward Vaughn, John Terrill, 
Anne Terrill. Proved May 5, 1738. 

1738, May 5. Joseph FitzRandolph, Quaker, qualified as executor. 

Lib. C, p. 194. 

1738, 5th mo. (July), 11. Inventory of personal estate (£461.09), in- 
cludes bonds of John Fraze, Samuel Moor, Benjamin Crowel, William 
Porter, John Radley, Sam'll Frazee, Josiah Terrill, Ben. Frazee, Richard 

, Eliphalet Frazee, Thomas Scuder, Thomas Abbott, John King, 

Hendrick ; made by Joseph Shotwell and Eliphalet Frasee. 

1740, Sept. 22. Bird, Joseph, of borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Children — Samuel, Ruben, John and Abigail Bird. 
Executrix — wife Elizabeth. Real and personal estate. Witnesses — 
Benony Frazee, Stephen Borrowes, John Terrill. Proved Oct. 6, 1740. 

Lib. C, p. 353. 

1749, July 4. Bishop, Abigail, widow, late of Township of Hope- 
well, Cumberland Co. Int. Phebe Bishop, James Davise, administra- 
tors. Fellow bondsmen — Daniel Davise and Samuel Lomas, of the 
Township of Deerfield, Cumberland Co., farmers. Witnesses — Abra- 
ham Reeves, Junior, Elias Cotting. 

1749, June 29. Inventory of personal estate, £102.4.11 (£101.16.11, 
original). Appraisers — Thomas Sayre, Benjamin Lupton. 

Cumberland Wills, 22 F. 

1742-3, March 19. Bishop, Daniel, of Cohansey, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Abigail, use of plantation, etc. Son, Nathan Bishop 
(when 21), house and barn, "and all that land and marsh that my 
father gave to me; also V 2 of marsh I bought of Anne Grant, known 
as 'Jewel's Marsh;' also % of land bought of Elias Cotting, joining the 
river and situate between his line and Joshua Barksted's, containing 
227 acres; also V 2 of salt marsh, 25 acres, near Tindal's Island, bought 
of Elias Cotting." Son, Daniel Bishop, when 21, to have other half 
of the above and woodland bought of Anne Grant. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth Bishop, when 18, 150 acres (bought of Elias Cotting) which John 
Terry lives on. Daughter Phebe, when 18, 150 acres, bought of Elias 
Cotting. Daughter Abigail Bishop (not 18). Executors — wife and 
Moses Bishop. "Whereas some persons claim under Joshua Barksted's 
right a part of the land I bought of Elias Cotting, therefore my exe- 
cutors are authorized to defend any action by such." Witnesses — 
Nathaniel Bishop, Benjamin Lupton, Thomas Sayer. Proved 30 April, 
1743. Lib. 4, p. 374. 

1743, March 29. Inventory (£130.10.6,) includes cattle, sheep, swine, 
etc. Appraisers — James Robinson, Jonathan Holmes. 

1749, June 12. Bishop, Moses, of Township of Hopewell, Cumberland 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife sole executrix. Sons, Moses and Levi, 
land and marsh. Daughters — Esther, Mary, Rachel and Eunice (all 
under 18). Witnesses — And'w Hunter, Mary Perry, Rob't Nichols, 
Joseph Bishop. Proved 8 July, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 296. 



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1748-9, March 6. Bishop, Nathaniel, of Cohansey, Cumberland Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife Mary. Sons — Isaac and Preston (to have 
houses, lands, marshes equally), Jeremiah, Zephaniah, and Nathaniel. 
Daughters — Mary Lupton, Abigail, Elizabeth and Hannah. Land 
bought of Daniel Bishop. Executors — Wife, Mary, and Annanias 
Sayre. Witnesses — John Preston, Moses Bishop. Proved 1 April, 1749. 

Lib. 6, p. 108. 

1748-9, March 11. Inventory of personal estate, £122.8.4. Appraisers — 
Jonathan Holmes, Samuel Miller. 

1745-6, Feb. 15. Bishop, Noah, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., black- 
smith; will of. Wife . Daughters — Mary, Sarah, Lydia, Han- 
nah and Ruth. Son — Noah, and his two sons, Noah and Japhet. Real 
and personal estate. Executors — son, Noah, and friend, David Alston. 
Witnesses — Jonathan Connet, David Stile, Thomas Alston. Proved 
June 20, 1750. Lib. E, p. 423. 

1749, July 4. Bishop, Phebe, ward, "of 14 years and upwards," 
daughter of Daniel Bishop, late of Township of Hopewell, Cumber- 
land Co. Guardian — James Davise. Bondsmen — Daniel Davise, Sam. 
Lummus, all of Township of Deerfield. Witnesses — Abraham Reeves, 
Jr., Elias Cotting. Cumberland Wills, 25F. 

1741, Aug. 14. Bishop, Thomas, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Children — Thomas, John, Joshua, William, Ann 
Smith, Mercy, Elizabeth Warrington, Hannah Prickett and Mary At- 
kinson. Granddaughter, Sarah Gaering, under age. Lands adjoining 
Thomas Hains, Joseph Wills, Philo Leeds and Brook Stop "the Jades." 
Executors — sons-in-law, Henry Warrington and Jacob Prickett. Wit- 
nesses — Isa. DeCow, Thomas Wetherill, Jos. Scattergood. Proved 
Aug. 2, 1746. Lib. 5, p. 257. 

1746, Aug. 1. Inventory of personal estate, £318.16.8 ; made by Samuel 
Woolston and Thomas Haines. 

1747, Feb. 10. Bishop, Thonias, of Bordentown, Burlington Co., 
skinner. Administration to Joseph Borden, of same, merchant. Jo- 
seph Thorne, of Chesterfield, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Lib. 5, p. 437. 

1744, Oct. 33. Black, John, of Springfield, Burlington Co., farmer. 
Administration to Thomas Black. William Black, fellow bondsman; 
both farmers of Springfield. Lib. 5, p. 54. 

1744, Nov. 24. Inventory of personal estate, £812.1.5%; made by 
Michael Newbold, John Rockhill, Benjamin Shreve. 

1747, March 18. Blackford, John, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Ruth. Sons — John, Nathaniel and Jeremiah. 
Real and personal estate. Executors — sons, John and Nathaniel 
Blackford. Daughters — Sarah Chantler, Susanna (wife of Moses 
Astin), Mary Laing and Ann. Witnesses — Isaac Chantler, Samuel 
Drake. Proved March 30, 1749. Lib. E, p. 286. 

1749, April 1. Inventory of personal estate, £82.4.6 ; made by Samuel 
Drake and John Pound, Jun'r. 

1738, Nov. 37. Blackman, Josiah, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
blacksmith. Int. Whereas Mary Blackman, widow; mother, Mary 
Tuckness, widow; sister; Richard Blackman, brother, Isaac Dawson, 



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hatter, and Jane his wife, sister of deceased, do live in Province of 
Penna., they renounce their right of administration unto James Han- 
cock, of Burlington, peruke maker. Witnesses — John Craig, Joshua 
Henssey, Enoch Roberts, Solomon Kemble, John Harper, David Gum- 
mery. 

1738, Dec. 7. Bond of James Hancock, of City of Burlington, peruke 
maker, as administrator. William Petty and Job Lippincott, yeomen, of 
same place, fellow bondsmen. Lib. 4, p. 151. 

1730, April 0. Blnnchard, John, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Ad- 
ministration granted to John Blanchard, of Essex Co. Jos. Meeker, 
Jun'r, Wm. Robison and Andrew Joline fellow bondsmen. 

Lib. B, p. 158. 

1730, April 29. Inventory of personal estate (£732.10.05) includes 
bonds due from Alexander Scot, Peter Eastman, John Hayward, Samuel 
Whitehead, Jacob Piat, John Lambert, Samuel Wheten, Amos Goodin, 
John Morehouse, Samuel Day, Benjamin Ogden, Cozine Andris, Michael 
Rutter, James and William Cole, Jeremiah Osbourn, Jeremiah Osbourne, 
Jun'r, Jonathan Gilbert, Richard Hall, Daniel Goble, Joseph Tharp, Joseph 
Codington, Thomas More, Mathew Connet, Henry Connet, Joseph Jen- 
nings, John Carter, Job Pack, William Watson, Hendrick DeCamp, James 
Doughty, George Pack, Erasmus Allton, William Robinson, Isaac White- 
head, Silas Pearce, Thomas Hampton, Roberd Lardner, Conradus Winains, 
John Winains, George Gibbs, Daniel Goble, Jun'r, Roberd Goble, Nicolas 
Classon, William Winains, Jun'r, Noah Bishop, Thomas Pope, Thomas 
Gearing, William Allton, James Bishop, Amos Roberds, Joseph Rogers, 
Joseph Grummond, Henry Jaquish, Thomas Force, Samuel Littel, James 
Clarkson, Nath'll Stilwill, John Tremble, James Cole, Jun'r, Andrew 
Chreigh, Jun'r, Jonathan Gilbort, Joseph Gray, John Wilkinson, Thomas 
Bates, Thomas Rogers, William Baremore, Isaac Price, Abram Shotwell, 
widow Hall, William Cole, Jun'r, John Chreigh, Amos Goodin, Gershom 
Frazee, Thomas Clark, James Stone, Benjamin Gray, William Stray- 
hearn, John Ryno, Jun'r, Francis More, Samuel Mils, Jeremiah Stilwill, 
William Robinson, James Rigs, Ephraim Sale, Jeffery Jones, John King, 
John Frazee, Thomas Buisson, John Winains, Jun'r, David Stuerd, Roberd 
Howell, Daniel Terrel, John Darby, Ephraim Terrel, John Tucker, Ephraim 
Frazee, Joseph Bird, Josiah Terrel, Joseph Ludlum, Isaac Frazee, Mar- 
garet Rolph, David Powell, John Chanders, Caleb Woodruff, Elnathan 
Roily, Peter Elstone, Jun'r, John Hayward, John Rolph, Miles Williams, 
Jacob Earle, John Rayman, Joseph Coddington, Roberd Morse, Joseph 
Spencer, John Eastwood. Gershom More, Eliphalet Frazee, Jonathan 
Marsh, Richard Pangburn, Stephen Osbourn, John Jennings, Widow Win- 
ains, William Darby, John Allstone, Roberd Pool, James White, Daniel 
Marsh, Benja. Shelly, Jasper Totten, John Robinson, Mathias Swem, 
Benja. Darby, Adam Lee, Jonathan Freeman, John Oliver, John Stray- 
hearne, Sam'll Norris, Jeremiah Osbourn, William Dyer, Samuel Wheating, 
Joseph Williams, Joseph Shotwell, James Frazee, Margaret Frazee ; also 
silver made by Robert Ogden and James Hamton. 

1747, June 20. Blanchard, John, Esq., of Elizabeth Town, Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, sole legatee. Real and personal estate. 
Executors — Wife, Mary, and brother-in-law, John Halstead Esq. Wit- 
nesses — Wm. Chetwood, W. Stebs, Geo. Emott. Proved May 4, 1748. 

Lib. E, p. 188. 

1747, Oct. 30. Jonathan Hampton makes complaint that Mary Blanch- 
ard and John Halstead, executors of above will, refuse to bring the same 



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to the Prerogative office ; they are therefore cited to appear at the 
Secretary of State's Office at Perth Amboy, March 21st, next, to bring 
the will and have it duly proved. Lib. E, p. 101. 

1748, March 19. Executors decline to act and desire that the adminis- 
tration be granted to Jonathan Hampton, principal creditor. 

1748, May 4. Bond of Jonathan Hampton, of Elizabeth borough, yeo- 
man as administrator. Ellis Crisy, fellow bondsman. 

1743, May 16. Blanchard, Philip, of Allaways Creek, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. To sister, Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Ware, my 
plantation (150 acres) at Alaways Creek, she paying £10 each to Jere- 
miah Powel's children: John, Elizabeth and Mary Powel, when they 
will be 21, or at marriage. Executors — Brothers-in-law, Joseph Ware 
and Jeremiah Powell. Witnesses — Joseph Ware, Andrew Gardiner, 
Dan'l Mestayer. Proved 20 May, 1743. Lib. 4, p. 363. 

1745, Sept. 20. Bloomfield, Ezekiel, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Margaret. Nephew, Ezekiel Bloomfield, 10 acres in 
Essex and Middlesex Counties, joining Edward Frazee's land, he to 
pay his brothers, Ebenezer and Jeremiah Bloomfield, and sisters, Han- 
nah, wife of Jonathan Wright, and Ursula, their legacies. Brothers — 
Timothy, Joseph and Benjamin. Sister, Mary, wife of Obadiah Ayers. 
Sister-in-law — Eunice, wife of Joseph Bloomfield, my brother. 
Mary, wife of James Wilkinson. Mary and Catharine, daughters 
of my brother, Jeremiah, deceased. Executors — Wife, Margaret, and 
brother, Timothy Bloomfield. Witnesses — William Burnet, Tho's 
Skinner, Tho's Bartow. Proved Feb. 11, 1748. Lib. E, p. 261. 

1746, Nov. IS. Bloomfield, Jeremiah, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
farmer. Sarah Bloomfield, the widow, renounces her right of ad- 
ministration in favor of Richard Bloomfield, principal creditor. Wit- 
nesses — Jonathon Thickston, Benjamin Allword, Sam'll Preston. 

1746, Dec. 5. Bond of Richard Bloomfield, of Woodbridge, as adminis- 
trator. Samuel Martin, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Lib. D, p. 441. 

1746, Dec. 10. Inventory of personal estate, £81.00.11, includes cash 
received from Sarah, widow of Samuel Martin ; made by Samuel Preston 
and Benjamin Allword. both of Middlesex Co. 

1744-5, Jan. 29. Board, Cornelius, of Bergen Co., yeoman; w r ill of. 
Trustees to sell lands in Essex and Morris, purchased of Wm. Dav- 
enport, and all land "above the small tract that I formerly sold to the 
Oggdins, called the 'Falls in the County of Bergen.' " Wife, Eliza- 
beth. Eldest son, James, and his heirs, the home-plantation at Ring- 
wood, on the west side of Long Pond River; likewise small tract 
lying between said place and Philip Pico, on east side of said River. 
Son, David, and his heirs, that part of my plantation in the Fork of 
the Long Pond River and the eastermost part of the Iron Works, or 
Furnace River. Son, Joseph, and his heirs. Daughters — Elizabeth, 
Shusanah, Sarah and Martha. Executor — son, Joseph. Trustees — 
Jonathan Davis and Joseph Bartram. Witnesses — Robert Sturgeon, 
Joseph Bartram, Gerrit Fitzgarril. Proved 15 Sept., 1747. 

Lib. E, p. 97. 

1747, Oct. 1. Administration granted to James Board, eldest son, as 
Joseph Board, Executor named, was 10 years old and Elizabeth, the 
widow, had renounced her right. Fellow bondsmen — Joseph Bartram, 
of Ringwood, Jonathan Davis, of Newark, Essex Co. Witnesses — David 
Ogden, Uzal Ogden. Lib. E, p. 100. 



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1747, Sept. 27, (filed 11 Dec. 1760). Inventory of personal estate 
(£683.4.9), includes sword, £1, 2 negroes, £100, wheat, notes, bonds, and 
book debts as follows: John Phillips, Zacharia Baldwin, Caleb Ward, 
Elisha Kent, Nathaniel Cogswell. Ebinezar Kilburn, John Baldwin, Mary 
Howel, Adam Dickason, John Cambel, Christopher Frampton, Samuel Sal- 
ter, Nathaniel Calkin, Martha Potts, Josiah Baldwin, James Chadwick, 
Daniel Dod, Stephen Coartland, Richard Day, David Michal, George 
Ryason, Jr., Caleb Person, John Bruin, Joseph Bruin, George Ryason, Sr., 
Mathew Scain, Paul Lenard, Archibel Glandining. Robert Arvin. John 
Howil, Wm. Hains, Josiah Church, Robert Dummin, Jacob Mead, Samuel 
Johnson, John Johnson, Thos. Johnson, Jesse Ford, Coonrod Lions, Abra- 
ham Mowris. Joseph Hogan, Wm. Taylor, Domini Cornili, Owin Rablin, 
David Johnson, Samll. Catham, John Richards, Jacob Wess, Oliver Had- 
den, John Hill, Jacob Pitsort, Thos Day. Appraisers; — Joseph Bartram, 
Jacob Insoez (?), David Ogden, Jr. 

1737. May 4. Boarton, Joseph, of Town and Co. of Burlington, 
farmer; will of. Children — Mary, Sarah, John and Rachel all under 
age. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife, and John Wright in 
Carrostoga. Witnesses — Anthony Baker, Mary Baker, John Craig. 
Proved Oct. 8, 1737. L ib - 4 > P- 118 - 

1737, 30th day, 5th mo. (July). Inventory of personal estate, £163.8; 
made by Thos. Scattergood and John Craige. 

1737, Oct. 8. Sarah Spencer, late Sarah Borton, administratrix (in 
absence of John Wright) affirms to above inventory. 

1747-8, Feb. 22. Bodine, Jacob, Jun'r, of Hunterdon Co. Inventory 
(£118.7.9), includes 105 bushels of wheat. Appraisers — John Hander- 
shot, Jacob Shipman. 

1748, May 23. Bond of Catherine Bodine, widow, administratrix ; John 
Bodine and Nicholas Shipman, fellow bondsmen. 

1748-9, Feb. 22. Inventory, £118.7.9. 

1748, Aug. 11. Account. Cash paid John Haneshot, Johannes Sharp, 
John Budd, John Haman. "The deceased dyed posesed of a tract of land 
of one hundred eighty-three acres held by Lease from John Budd, Esq. and 
Sarah, his wife, for the term of ninety-seven years, to comence from the 
first Day of November in the year of 1746 at the yearly rent of three 
Spanish pistoles and a half and four shillings and Seven pence curant 
money of America." (Signed), Cathrin Bodine, Admx. Witnessed by 
Brice Riky. 

1754, April 3. "Jacob Bodine's Inv. of Huntn. or Morris" (£65.8.8.), 
signed John Hendershot, Jacob Shipman, Roelof Roelofson. Same day, 
account of cash paid to Michael Hilabrant, Roelof Roelofson, Andrios Kil- 
lian, John Haneshot, Johanes Sharp, John Budd, John Haman, Freder- 
ick Shipman, Burbra Curts, Peter Cramer, Michael Deller, Thos. Neal, 
Andrios A Mark, Cornelius Bodine, Peter Van Nest, Dortier (Doctor?) 
Spitsor, Frederick Shipman, Brice Riky, Abram Dewit, John Evans, John 
Vandewater, John Riky, Sarah Budd, Danl. Vanwagener, Wm. Winn, 
John Hendershot. 

1754, June 18. Settlement of personal estate of Jacob and Nicholas 
(children of Jacob Bodine, Jr., late of Lebanon, deceased), wards of 
Cornelius Bodine, Hunterdon Co. All accounts relating to the estate came 
into the hands of Rullif Rolefson, Morris Co. by his marrying Cathern, 
late widow of the above said Jacob Bodine, deceased. Witnesses — Brice 
Riky, R. Smith. Morris Wills, 21 N, 208 J. 



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1740, Feb. 23. Bodine, John, of Essex Co.; will of. Wife, Margaret. 
Sister, Elizabeth. Real and personal estate. Executor — brother Abra- 
ham Bodine. Witnesses — Geertje Krom, Jeremiah Douty (Doaty), 
Teunis Middagh. Proved June 26, 1741. Lib. C, p. 424. 

1747, April 9. Bodine, John, of Rariton Landing, Middlesex Co., 
trader. Bond of Peter Bodine, his father, as administrator. William 
Williamson and George Vroom fellow bondsmen. Witnesses — John 
Deare, John Vroom. Lib. E, p. 24. 

1735, May 14. Boels, Thomas, of Freehold, yeoman; will of. Be- 
queaths £40 to overseers of poor of "Lower Freehold or Topenamus," 
"the interest to imploy in the learning of poor children to read,, for- 
ever." Sister, Dorcas Bradford, and her husband, Andrew Bradford. 
Sister Sarah's eldest sons. Brother-in-law, Robert Ellis, if living. 
Sister Priscilla's son, Robert Ellis. Sister Sarah Nixon's son; if he 
dies, one-third to go to the instructing of children in doctrine of the 
Church of England of which the minister for Topanames and church 
wardens to be trustees. Executors — sisters, Dorcas Bradford and Sarah 
Nixon, and brother-in-law, Robert Ellis. Witnesses — Andrew Craw- 
ford, James Wilson and Margaret Robinson. Proved October 16, 1735. 

Lib. C, p. 35. 

1735, Oct. 17. Inventory of estate, £2117.13. 1%, includes 64 bound 
books, seven negroes, and "a sickly Indian girl 12 years old called Tuk- 
koho." Made by John Reid, Gideon and Andrew Crawford. 

1746, Oct. 6. Bonnel, Joseph, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. "Being advanced in years." Wife, Martha. Chil- 
dren — David, Joseph, Phebe (wife of Noadiah Potter), Keziah (wife 
of Ebenezer Sturgis) and Martha (wife of John Dickinson). Daugh- 
ters of son Nathaniel, deceased, viz., Temperance, Joana, Mary, Nancy, 
Phebe, all under age. Daughter-in-law, Martha, wife of Benjamin 
Lyon. Brother, Benjamin Bonnel, to have a weavers loom. Lands 
joining lands of Thomas Baker, David Bonnel, Henry Pierson and 
Samuel Headley. Executors — sons-in-law, Noadiah Potter, Ebenezer 
Sturgis, and son David. Witnesses — Benjamin Lyon, John Clark, 
David Tallon, John Wade 3rd, Samuel Lunn, Ebenezer Sturgis, Jun'r. 
Proved March 22, 1747-8. Lib. E, p. 154. 

1747-8, March 17. Inventory of personal estate, £803.19.06; made by 
Timothy Whitehead and John Potter. 

1736, June 19. Bonnel, Nathaniel, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
carpenter; will of. Children — Abigail Norris, Sarah Thompson, Mary 
Chanler, Nathaniel, Isaac and James. Three children of daughter, 
Hannah Broadwell deceased; names not given. Land joining lands 
of John Crane, John Clark, deceased, William Broadwell, William 
Jones; 140 acres by Scotch Plains, joining lands of Richard Beech and 
John Shadwell. Executors — wife, Mary, and son, Nathaniel. Wit- 
nesses — Jeremiah Mulford, William Jones, Benj'n Bonnel. Proved 
Sept. 13, 1736. Lib. C, p. 141. 

1736, Sept. 20. Inventory of personal estate, £80.15.02; made by John 
Megie and Elijah Davis. 

1745, April 19. Bonnel, Nathaniel, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. 
Bond of Joseph Bonnel, Esq., father, as administrator. John Crane, 
Esq., fellow bondsman. Lib. D, p. 268. 



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1745, April 2. Inventory of personal estate, £230.15.1014 ; made by 
Benjamin Bonnel and John Tooker. 

I lT:t:tl. Boon, I'eter (Salem Co., but no place or date named). "I 
give to my son, Peter Boon, 150 acres out of the 1000 in the Bout, 
2 prs. of silver buttons, one bed, one iron pot, one Gunn, to be kept 
until he comes of age; the rest of the estate except one brown heifer 
I give to my mother Catherin Savoy. All the rest of the moveables to 
be at the discretion of my dear brother and executor, Andrew Boon, 
and he shall have the whole estate in case of the death of my son 
Peter." Witnesses — Henry Wallas, John Savoy. Proved 27 July, 
1733, before surrogate of Salem County. Lib. 3, p. 373. 

1733, May 12. Inventory (£60.18.0) of Peter Bown (Boon) ; made by 
Henry Wallas, Canneales Cannealson (Cornelius Cornelison). 

1748-0, Jan. 7. Boon, Peter, of Penn's Neck, Salem County; will of. 
Executors — Cornelius Corneliuson and Jacob Pedrick. "They shall 
have my gun and the rents of my plantation whereon Charles Cona- 
way lives, during six years from the time he was to pay rent." "I 
give to Cornelius Corneliuson my oxen, which were a legacy from 
my grand-father, Cornelius Corneliuson by his will." Witnesses — 
Thos. Carney, Michael Miller, Samuel Whitehorne. Proved 5 April, 
1749. Lib. 6, p. 264 (duplicate pages in this Vol.) 

1749, Apr. 3. Renunciation by Jacob Pedrick as executor. Dated at 
Penn's Neck. 

1749, April 5. Inventory (£15.14.6.) includes pr. of oxen £7. Ap- 
praisers — Thos. Carney, Samuel Whitehorne. 

1739-40, Feb. 27. Boone, Andrew, of Township of Penns Neck, 
Salem Co.; will of. "Two eldest sons: Peter and Andrew Boone to 
have equally my Lowest Plantation; that part next the river, where 
my old House is, I give to Peter, the other to Andrew." "My two 
youngest sons: Tobias and Cornelius Boon, to have equally the land 
I bought of Penn." "My sons Peter and Andrew shall pay to my 
brother Peter's son his due according to my brother Peter's will." 
Wife (not named) and daughter, Garter Boone. Executors — Wife, 
and Dobson Wheeler. Witnesses — John Savoy, Abigail Thackra, 
James Butterthworth. Affirmed 4 June, 1740. Letters testamentary 
granted to Ellena Boon, Executrix. Lib. 4, p. 239. 

1740, April 1. Inventory (£176.5.7^) includes "his armor and apparel, 
linen and woolen yarn, loom and tackling, worsted stuff and yarn, swine, 
cows with calves, ewes and lambs, Y2 of siene canoe," etc. Credits : 
bonds, etc., of Martin Mink, Robert Jones, Thomas Tackery, Michael 
Likam. Appraisers — Tim. Rain, Tho. Miles. 

1748-9, Jan. 24. Booth, James, of Hopewell Township, Cumberland 
Co., weaver; will of. Sisters — Issable Booth, Agnes McClong, Esther 
McMungall, Margaret Wood and Elizabeth Nealy. Cousin — John 
Nealy (not 20), son of Joseph Nealy. Executors — Josiah Parvin and 
Joseph Peck. Witnesses — Samuel Moore, James Johnson, Peter Long. 
Proved 2 February, 1748. Lib. 6, p. 259. 

1748-9, Jan. 31. Inventory of personal estate (£215.14.6) includes 
sword, gun and powder, and bonds in judgment upon John Findley, James 
Robinson and Aron Ayars. Appraisers — Saml. Moore, Charles Clark. 

1730-1, Jan. 26. Borden, James, of Freehold Township, Monmouth 



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Co., yeoman. Joseph Burcham writes to Samuel Bustill to prove the 
will of James Borden; Joseph Burcham being' indebted, "unto my 
mother-in-law, Mary Borden." 

1730-1, Feb. 17. Robert Laurence and James Lowrie, executors named 
in above will, renounce their right. Addressed to Samuel Bustill, Esquire, 
at Burlington. (Letters of administration with the will annexed were 
granted to the widow, Mary Borden, a Quaker, February 22, 1730-1. For 
will, see preceding volume of Wills, Archives XXIII, p. 46.) 

Monmouth Wills, 315-20 M. 

1747, Sept. 8. Borden, John, of Bridgetown, Burlington Co., car- 
penter; will of. Estate, real and personal, to brother-in-law, Joseph 
Lewis. Executor — Uncle Henry Mitchell. Witnesses — Joseph Mul- 
len, Alex. Robinson, Jno. Duncan, John Mullen. Proved Oct. 24, 1747. 

Lib. 5, p. 370. 

1748, June 19. Borden, Richard, of Middletown, mariner. Esther 
Borden, widow, renounces right of administration, in favor of John 
Stillwell, of same place, one of principal creditors. Witnessed by 
Edward Burrowes. Lib. E, p. 195. 

1748, June 22. Bond of John Stillwell, administrator. Edward Bur- 
rowes, fellow bondsman. 

1748, June 24. Inventory of estate (£104.18.8), incl. bonds and debts 
due from John Morford, Johannes Tice, Richard Brittain, John Hance, 
Jacob Billyou, James Pillyan, Peter Barker, John Allen, Matthias Mount, 
Samuel Bowne, John Layton, Jonathan Holmes and estate of Henry Til- 
ton, deceased. Made by Thomas Morford, Esquire, Thomas Mount and 
Samuel Tilton, yeoman. 

1749, June 20. Account of estate mentions Philip Kearney, Esquire, 
attorney ; James Johnston ; Thomas More of New York ; John Porter ; 
John Williams. 

1737, May 4. Borton, Joseph, of City of Burlington, farmer; will of. 
Wife, Sarah. Children (all under age) — Hannah, Mary, Sarah, John, 
Rachel. Executors — wife and John Wright. Witnesses — Anthony 
Baker, Mary Baker, John Craig. Proved Oct. 8, 1737. 

1737, July 30. Inventory, £163.8.0 ; made by Thomas Scattergood and 
John Craig. "Sarah Spencer, late Sarah Borton, executrix." 

Burlington Wills, 2991-4C. 

1735-6, Jan. 20. Boskerk, Peter, of Bergen Co., gent.; will of Wife, 
Tryntje, all real and personal estate during life and after her decease, 
as follows: The tract of land (600 acres) at New Hackinsack, at 
present in occupation of sons Lawrence and Johanes. To son Law- 
rence, the northeastern half (300 acres), bounded on Peter Demarie, 
S.E. by Teneck's Path and "land sold by me to my son Johannes," S. 
W. by Jacob VanBoskerk, N.W by the Road. Son, Johanes, the south- 
eastern part of above mentioned 600 acres, bounded S.W by Benjamin 
VanBoskerk, N. W. by Teneck's Path, N.E. by David DeMarie, S.E. 
by Overpeck's Creek. Son, Andries, land and salt meadow (60 acres), 
"part of the estate whereon I now live" with a direct course to the 
Bay, S.E. to the Kill Van Kull, with the mills thereon. Son, Jacobus, 
rest of home plantation in Bergen County. Daughters — Jannetje 
(wife of Cornells Corsen), Willemtje (wife of Abraham Shotwell), 
Antje (wife of Peter Tramelje), Rachel (wife of William Daniel). 
Executors — son, Andries, and son-in-law, Cornelis Corsen. Witnesses 
— Nicholas Veghte, Denis VanTuyl, Abraham VanTuyl. 

, January 21. Codicil, wherein changes are made in the distri- 
bution of personal estate, which includes slaves, Susan, Dian, Jenny, 



54 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

KuiY. Same witnesses. Proved 8 Sept. 1738. Lib. C, p. 208. 

1788, Oct. 10. Inventory of personal estate (£542.07.10), includes bonds 
of sons and sons-in-law (named in will) ; also bond of Calib Jeffers, 
mortgage from John Rolph, etc. Made by Hendrick Kroegen and Denis 
Van Tuyl. 

1730-1. 23rd day. 12 mo. (Feb.). noulxby (Bowlnby), Th»ma», now of 

Burlington Co., yeoman; will of. "Whereas in Oct. 1727 there was sur- 
veyed unto me in Hunterdon Co. 1550 acres of land, 500 of which 
I sold to Abraham Hulings of Burlington, Esq. I now order the re- 
mainder to be sold to pay my debts." Son, Thomas, now in old Eng- 
land, land on branch of Rairington (Raritan) River in Hunterdon Co. 
Son, George, land lying between Whipeney Town and Mary Bullls. 
Son! John, to have his full quantity of my land. Father-in-law, Sam'll 
Barker, in his will gave land to my children — Elizabeth, Martha, Jane 
and Richard — 200 acres in "West Jersey. Executors — Son, John, and 
friend, Abraham Hulings, Esq. Witnesses— Jno. Allen, Sam'l Bickley, 
Thos. Scattergood, Sam'l Scattergood, Nathaniel Wilkison. Proved 
March 18, 1730. Lib - 3 - P- 121 - 

1730-1, March 17. Inventory of personal estate, £82.2.6 ; made by James 
Billyeld, Nathaniel Wilkison and Titan Leeds. 

1740-1, Feb. 25. Boulton, Sarah, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., 
widow; will of. Children — Isaac, Edward and Sarah Siders (Sid- 
ders). ' Grandaughters — Sarah and Rachel Cowgall and Sarah Sid- 
ders. Real and personal estate. Executor — son, Isaac. Witnesses — 
James Craft Jun., Judy Adams, Thomas Scattergood, Jun. Proved 
Dec. 15, 1744. Lib - 5 ' * 68 " 

1731, Sept. 27. Bourne (Burn), Patrick, of Haddonfleld, Gloucester 
Co., laborer. Int. Admr., Thomas Teweywebb, of County aforesaid. 
John Hinchman, bondsman. Witnesses— Edwd. R. Price, Saml. Har- 
rison. . 

1731-* Jan 8. Inventory, £16.03.11. Appraisers — Jno. Hinchman, 
Joseph Collins. Gloucester Wills, 133 H. 

174S> Bonen, Isaac, of Fairfield Precinct, Cumberland 

Co.; will of. Wife, Phebe, to have benefit of all lands and marsh 
(cedar swamp excepted), until sons Clephon and Isaac will be 21. 
Daughters— Phebe, Esther, Susannah. Executors— wife, Phebe, and 
David Westcott. Witnesses— Thomas Bateman, Abraham Sayres, Job 
Bateman. Proved 2 Sept., 1748. 

1748, Aug. 29. Inventory of personal estate (£86.5). Appraisers— 
Ephrai'm Daton (his mark), Jehiel Wheeler. Lib. 5, p. 504. 

1747, Oct. 12. Bonen, John, of Cohansey, Salem Co., yeoman; will 
of. Sons, Joseph and Samuel Bowen, to have equally land in Cohan- 
sey joining Esqr. Brick. Other sons— Isaac, John and James Bowen. 
Daughters— Lidya, Joana, Abigail, Hannah. Son, William Bowen, to 
have plantation I live on, also marsh joining Cohansey Creek, between 
the marsh of Samuel Harris and Nicolas Johnson; also 25 acres of 
marsh upon Stoe Creek, bought of Horner; also cedar-swamp, (1% 
acres) in Broad Neck, known as Green Swamp, joining swamp of 
Samuel Brown, deceased; also right in dry swamp joining the same. 
Executors— wife, Rachel, and son-in-law, Neihemia Hoggbon. Wit- 
nesses—Noah Wheaten John Swinney, Jr., Job Shepherd, Jr. Proved 
30 Nov., 1747. Ltb - 5 ' P- 394 - 



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1747, Nov. 24. Inventory. £123.08.03. Appraisers — John Remonten 
(Remington), Job Shepherd, Jr. 

1735, April IS. Bonen, Richard, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Admr., 
Mary Bowen (widow). Bondsman, William Wright, of County afore- 
said. Witness — Edw'rd R. Price. Lib. 4, p. 16. 

1735, Feb. 25. Inventory, £16. Appraisers — Wm. Wright, Edwd. Han- 
cock. 

1742, Feb. 10. Bowen, Samuel, of Cohansey, Salem Co. Int. Admr., 
Martha Bowen (relict). Bondsmen — Seth Bowen and Stephen Bowen, 
all of Cohansey. Witness — Chas. O Neill. Lib. 4, p. 379. 

1742-3, Feb. 12. Inventory (£87.11.2) includes cattle, horses, sheep, 
grain. Appraisers — Job Shepherd, Jr., John Rementon (Remington). 

1745, Sept. 3rd and 17th. Bowler (Boiler), Garrat, Junior, and 
Anna his wife. Inventory of personal estate (£22.16.03), includes 
carpenters' tools and debts due from Thomas Gale, Henry Bennett, 
William Brittan, Richard Rooe, Moses Lamburt, Joshua Hornor, Fran- 
cis Williams and Josiah Howard. Made by Josiah Steward and Joshua 
Horner. Lanslot Lambert, administrator. Sworn Sept. 21, 1745. 
(Administration not found). Monmouth Wills, 1199-1204M. 

1747-S, March 13. Bowne, James, of Middletown, yeoman; will of. 
Eldest daughter, Rachel Bowne. Second daughter, Sarah Bowne. 
Third daughter, Anna Bowne. Fourth daughter, Leah Bowne. Only 
son, Philip Bowne. Other daughters — Huldah, Edith and Margaret 
Bowne. To brother, Obadiah Bowne, land at Barnegat, inherited from 
testator's father, James Bowne. Executors — friend James Mott, 
brother Barzillai Newbold, and daughter Rachel Bowne. Witnesses 
— Thomas Cooper, Mathias Johnson, Patrick Foy, Samuel Bowne, Jr. 
Proved April 2, 1750. Lib. E, p. 377. 

1750, March 31. Inventory of estate left in County of Burlington, 
£37.6.3 ; made by Thomas Black and Benjamin Shreve. 

1750, April 4. Inventory of estate, £715.12.9 ; made by John Cooper and 
Edward Taylor. 

1736, Jan. 10. Bowne, Nehemiah, of Shrewsbury, yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Deborah. Brothers — Peter Bowne, Andrew and Daniel Bray. 
Daughter — Mary Fisher, under 18 years. Executors — friends Thomas 
Tilton and Walter Herbert (Harbour). Witnesses — John Herring, 
Coast Miars, Sarah Worth. Proved February 16, 1736. Lib. C, p. 148. 

, . Inventory of estate of £116.14.0, includes cash received 

from Benjamin Keney ; made by Henry Herbert and William Lawrence. 
Filed June 13, 1737. 

1726, April 28. Bowne, Obadiah, gentleman, of Monmouth Co. In- 
ventory of personal estate £577.4.0), appraised by Gersham Mott, 
Andrew Wilson and Samuel Ogborn, includes articles "in the Weaver's 
Shop." Among items — Five Pictures, "Oyl Colours;" a carbine and 
two pair of pistols; 24 grown cattle; 20 young cattle; yoke of oxen; 
100 sheep; 16 horses; Bible and Large Concordance; Heylin's Cosmo- 
graphy; History Council of Trent; Second and Third Institutes; ten 
negros; two old wiggs. (For will of Obadiah Bowne, see previous 
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1740. Juno £■*. Boyce (Botee)i Jacob, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman. Bond of Neiltie Boyce. widow, of Somerset Co.. as ad- 
ministratrix. Thomas Bowman, of Hunterdon Co., yeoman, fellow 
bondsman. Witness — James Smyth. Lib. C, p. 348. 

1747. Nov. 7. Boyce (Boice). >Inry, of Middlesex Co. "Whereas 
Jeremiah Field and said Mary, his daughter, then Mary Rappleyea, 
administrators on estate of George Rappleyea, late husband of said 
Mary, held bonds given by Jacob Boyce for debts due estate; and 
whereas said Mary later intermarried with one Jacob Boice, and said 
Jeremiah Field and said Mary Boyce have since deceased;" Jeremiah 
Field, eldest son of said Jeremiah, requires citation of said Jacob 
Boice to renounce right of administration on the estate of his wife. 
Witness — Isaac Dye. 

1747, Nov. 13. Jeremiah Field, of Middlesex Co., granted administra- 
tion on estate of his sister, Mary Boice. Benjamin Field, fellow bonds- 
man. Lib. E, p. 102. 

1730, Nov. 7. Boyer, Arthur, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co., sadler; 
will of. Sisters — Mary (wife of William Smith), Elizabeth (wife of 
Hugh Clifton), and Martha (wife of Gabriel Wood), to have y 2 
acres of land apiece in the town of Salem between John Surages and 
Peter Turner. Personal estate and rest of real estate to sisters, 
Mary Smith and Martha Wood. Executor — brother, William Smith. 
Witnesses— Ebenezer Eglington, Thos. Mitchell, Alexr. Simpson. 
Sworn and affirmed, 22 Dec, 1731. Lib. 3, p. 209. 

Inventory (£58.16.6.) includes saddler tools and some curried leather. 
Appraisers — William Hunt, Alexr. Simpson. 

1748, Oct. 17. Boylestorie, Benjamin, of Morris Co. Int. Admr., 
Richard Gardner, Junior, of Morris Co., yeoman. Bondsman — Rich- 
ard Fitz Randolph, of Perth Amboy, carpenter. Witness — Thos. Bar- 
tow. Lib. E, p. 251. 

1748, Nov. 24. Inventory (£3.3.0), includes "tooth Drawers," 1 shill- 
ing. Appraisers — David M. Camly, Reuben Knape. 

t . Account ; payments to Patrick M. Cashlin, Burklos 

Co., Lamuell Westburn, Richd Gardner, Nehemiah Rodgers, Elijah Collins, 
Robt. Turner, Patrick M. Caushlin, Rubin Knap, David M. Camly, Henry 
Simpson. 

1745, Nov. 18. Braekney, Matthias, of Chester, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Sons — Matthias, John and Joseph, all under age. 
Daughters — Elizabeth Bevis and Hannah. Real and personal estate. 
Executors — wife, Frances, and son-in-law, Thomas Bevis. Witnesses 

Sam'l Atkinson, Ruth Bispham, Joseph Bispham. Proved Sept. 13, 

1746 Lib. 5, p. 417. 

1746, 12th day, 4th mo. (June). Inventory of personal estate, £76.5.10; 
made by Saml. Atkinson and Henry Warrinton. 

1746, Aug. 23. Account of Joseph Braekney, executor of Frances Braek- 
ney of Chester, widow, which said Frances was executrix of Matthias 
Braekney, showing payments to Samuel Wickward, Benj. Heritage, Wm. 
Sharp, Joshua Humphries, Henry Warrington, Samuel Atkinson, John 
Pare, Tho. Middleton, Joshua Bispham, Esq., Solomon Eldridge, Matthias 
Braekney. 

1739, August 11. Bradberry (Broadberry), John, Capt., of Ac- 



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quacknonck, Essex Co., miller; will of. Wife . Son, Richard, 

land on Third River, joining lands of Cornelius Loberson, Bastian Van 
Geassels. Daughters — Susanna and Elizabeth. Children of daughter, 
Mary Berry, deceased, viz., Mary and William. Executors — son-in- 
law, John Ludlow, and friend, Samuel Rattan. Witnesses — Rachel 
Vrelandt, Margaret Vreelent, Franseeyntyie Vreelant. Proved Sept. 
7, 1742. Lib. C, p. 536. 

1742, Sept. 17. Samuel Rutan, yeoman, declines to act as executor. 

1742, Oct. 19. Inventory of personal estate, £1210.17.06 ; made by 
Joseph Johnson, Thomas Longworth and John Ogden, Jun'r. 

1747, Sept. 11. Bradford, William, of Cohansey, Salem Co., hus- 
bandman; will of. Wife, Mary. Daughter, Reymond Bradford, to 
have 25 acres (being survey at the head of Peter Long's swamp); 
also 5 acres of salt marsh in John Belleas's survey. Son-in-law, 
Benjamin Parvin, 25 acres (being % of a survey, joining John Ben- 
nits; also 25 acres "on the south side of my survey." Son, William, 
to have residue of real estate. (Children are minors). Executors — 
son, William Bradford, and son-in-law, Benjamin Parvin. Super- 
visor — Ensign David Ogden. Witnesses — Thomas Hase (Hays), 
Ephraim Daten, Sn., Theophilus Elmer. Proved 25 March, 1749. 

1749, May 24. Letters Testamentary granted to Executors. 

Lib. 6, p. 114. 

1749, March 25. Inventory of personal estate, £86.1.4. Appraisers — 
Thomas Bateman, David Westcott, both of Fairfield precinct. 

1739, June 3. Bradway, John, of Alloways Creek Precinct, Salem 
County, cordwainer; will of. Son, John, when 21, to have 50 acres 
at head of Cohansie, bought of Daniel Davis and Arthur Davis. Wife, 
Mary. Daughter, Hannah. Children of brother, William Clark. Exe- 
cutrix — wife, Mary, with son, John, when he will be of age. Wit- 
nesses — William Weatherby, Simon Sparks, Thomas Sparks, Richard 
Sparks, Nathaniel Box. Proved 25 Aug., 1739. Lib. 4, p. 203. 

1739, June 14. Inventory (£176.11.8) includes one sword, 18 sheep- 
skins and sole leather, calf skins in the hair, dry kids and leather in the 
tan vats, wheat and corn, etc. Appraisers — Jonathan Bradway, William 
Weatherby. 

1744, Jany. S. Bradway, Jonathan, of Allaways Creek, Salem Co., 
guardian. Ward, Bradway Casbey, orphan son of Edward Casbey, 
late of Salem, and of Elizabeth, his wife, also deceased. Witnesses — 
Ed. Rad Price, Jo. Scattergood. Lib. 5, p. 76. 

1745, Dec. 7. Bradway, Joshua, of Salem Co., miller. Int. Admr., 
Aaron Bradway, yeoman. Bondsman — William Ridley; both of said 
County. Lib. 6, p. 49. 

1748, Dec. 13. Inventory, £380.15.9. Appraisers — Samuel Wood, Thom- 
as Sayre. 

1739, Aug. 21. Bragg, Roger, of Salem Co., school-master. Int. 
Admr., Clement Hall, of Salem Town and County, merchant. Wit- 
nesses — Nathan Tarbell, Danl. Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 199. 

1739, 6 mo. (Aug.) 20 da. Inventory (£100.10.7.) includes "apparill and 
watch" £14.10.6. 159 pwt. 10 gr. of gold a 5/6, £43.16.9, and "advance on 
said gold, 3/ — a pound, £6.11.6. ; debts of Richard Granos, dec d, and 
George Colson. Appraisers — Benja. Acton, Daniel Brandreth, Ranier Van- 
hiel. 

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1742-3. March 5. llrnndford, Wlllinm, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; 
inventory of personal estate of, £70.15.2; made by John Phillips and 
Corneliua Anderson. 

1743. March 26. Bond of Frances Branford, as administrator. John 
Phillips and Cornelius Anderson, of Hopewell, sureties. Witnessed by 
Robert Laning. 

1746-7, January 27. Account of Frances Brandford mentions: Bar- 
tholomew Anderson, William Peirson, Andrew Reed, Enoch Anderson, 
Thomas Burroughs, William Branson, of Philadelphia, Edward Hunt, 
George Clifford, Frederick Vanoye, Elizabeth (or Eliez'r) Moresan (or 
Morgan), Cornelius Anderson, Humphrey Hughs, John Philips, John Lee, 
Andrew Mershon, James Bigger, Samuel Lee, William Moore, James 
Adams, Jonathan Reed. Samuel Ketcham, Daniel Coxe. 

Hunterdon Wills. 

1744. Oot. 11. Branson, Thomas, of Springfield, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Children — David, Joseph, Jonathan, Lionell, 
William, John, and Sarah Owen. Grandchildren — children of Zach- 
ariah Robins and Mary his wife, and of William Rogers and Eliza- 
beth his wife. Grandaughter, Abigail Rogers. Grandson, Thomas, 
son of John Branson, tract lying on "Shanandow river" in Virginia, 
"which I laid out to Thomas Alexander and one called 'Scotch Robin.' " 
Executors — sons, Thomas and John. Witnesses — James Antram, 
James Maclatche, John Osmond. Proved Nov. 21, 1744. 

Lib. 5, p. 60. 

1744, 3d mo. (May), 20. Brant, Samuel, of borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co., blacksmith; will of. Son, David, lands bought of Jere- 
miah Bird and Richard Lambert. Son, Lues (minor), lands bought 
of Lues Winans and William Winans, joining land of John Shotwell. 
Daughters — Hannah and Abigail Brant, both under age. Executors — 
wife, Susannah, brother, William Brant, and friend, Joseph Shotwell, 
of Rahway. Witnesses — Samuel Marsh, John Tooker, Josiah Winans. 
Proved Oct. 25, 1744. Lib. D, p. 189. 

1744, Oct. 25. Samuel Marsh, Quaker, affirmed to his signature, and 
Joseph Shotwell, Quaker, qualified as executor. 

1744, Nov. 3. Inventory of personal estate (£207.16), includes debts 
due from Andrew Bloomfield, David Steward, Benjamin Peck, John Terril, 
Richard Clark, Benjamin Moore, Richard Jones, Joseph Allton, Robert 
Pool, Isaac Winans, Thomas Scuder, William Porter, Robert Morss, Jun'r, 
Joseph Morss, Jacob Thorn, Daniel Lain, Benoni Frase, Benjamin Kelsey, 
John Ilslie, John Tucker ; made by Samuel Marsh and Eze. Bloomfield. 

1743, May 23. Braven, Newcomb, of Salem Co., mariner. Int. 
Admr., Hugh McAdam, principal creditor. Bondsman — William Max- 
field. Both of Salem County, yeomen. Witnesses — Saml. Vanhist, 
Chas. O. Neill. Lib. 4, p. 371. 

1743, May 23. Renunciation. Mary Ann Braven, relict of Newcomb 
Braven, in favor of Hugh McAdam. 

1743, Sept. 17. Bray, Mary, of Chester, Burlington Co. Administra- 
tion granted to Jonathan Thomas, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man. John Doe, fellow bondsman. Lib. 4, p. 371. 

1743, Oct. 6. Inventory of personal estate, £4.16.10; made by John 
Pimm and Ephraim Coxe. 

1731, Aug. 7. Brayman, Benjamin, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Robert Brayman, plantation I live on, 8 acres 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I73O-I/50 59 

of upland or swamp bought of Samuel Vaniman on Clamell Creek; 
also right to tract (100 acres), bounded south by land formerly 
Thomas Brights, on the east of Great Mantie's Creek. Son, John 
Brayman. Son, Thomas Brayman, 50 acres upon Nahansion Branch; 
also swamp on Great Mantie's Creek, between Fisher's land and land 
of Thomas Bright. These sons to have carpenter tools. Daughter, 
Sarah Brayman, undivided 64th part of Proprietary Right in West 
Jersey. Grandson, Benjamin Brayman, 50 acres above Ephiram Bee's 
land, and 6 acres of swamp on Great Mantie's Creek, bounded on 
Thomas Bright's land. Grandson, Jonathan Brayman, rights that 
remain to lands and swamp on Great Mantie's Creek; also planta- 
tion fronting on lower side of Great Mantie's Creek, "which my son 
Benjamin Brayman, lately deceased, dwelt upon." Daughters, Mary 
Holden and Rebecca Ares. Son, Robert, to be guardian of grandsons 
Thomas Bee and Benjamin Holden until they are of age. Sole exe- 
cutor — son, Robert Brayman. Witnesses — A. Randall, David Venae- 
man, James Dickson. Proved 26 April, 1733. Lib. 3, p. 293. 
1733, Apr. 5. Inventory, £136.16.5 y 2 . Appraisers — Andrew Long, A. 
Randall. 

1748, May 26. Breach, John, of Newton Township, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. "To Mary Chambers £100." Brothers, Simon, Peter 
and Thomas Breach, to have rest of estate, real and personal. Exe- 
cutors — brothers Simon and Peter Breach. Witnesses — John Thorne, 
Isaac Alberson, Hezh. Williams. Proved June 21, 1748. Lib. 5, p. 516. 

1748, 4 mo. (June) 6 da. Inventory, £115.6.2. Appraisers — Robert 
Stephens, John Thorne. 

1731, 4 mo. (June), 16 da. Breach, Simon, of Newton Township, 
Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of. Sons, John and Simon, to have 
300 acres below the Great Road that leads to Gloucester and Salem, 
divided between them when Simon will be 21. Personal divided be- 
tween wife, Mary, and four daughters Ann, Mary, Jane and Sarah, 
as they come to be 21. "If my wife be with child and it is a son 
that lives, he and my son Peter shall have that land (75 acres), be- 
tween the said road and King's Run. If a daughter, then my son 
Peter shall pay her £20, when she comes to the age of 21 years." 
Executrix — wife, Mary. Witnesses — Rebekah Beverly, William Den- 
nis, John Kay. Proved 23 Sept., 1731. Lib. 3, p. 156. 

1731, Aug. 13. Inventory (£150.02.06), includes carpentry tools, negro, 
sheep, cattle. Appraisers — John Mickle, Abraham Alberson. 

1740, Dec. 2. Brearley, Joseph, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co. In- 
ventory of personal estate, £198.4.1; made by Samuel Hunt and John 
Ely. 

1740-1, Jan. 19. Renunciation of Phebe Brearley, widow of Joseph 
Brearley of Maidenhead, in favor of Benjamin Brearley, brother of de- 
ceased, for the administration. Witnesses — Gregory (or George) Rozel 
and Alex : Biles. 

1740, Jan. 23. Bond of Benjamin Brearley, of Maidenhead, yeoman, as 
administrator. John Ely, of Trenton, yeoman, and John Allen of Trenton, 
sadler, sureties. Lib. 4, p. 266. 

1731, Sept. 16. Brearley, Sarah, of Maidenhead, in West Jersey, 
widow, being very sick; will of. Cloathing to Sarah Watson, Ruth 
Gumly and Ann Biles. Daughter, Sarah Watson. "I give and do 



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freely remit to David Brearley my thirds of the plantation up the 
River." Personal estate to children, viz: John Biles, Elicksander 
Biles, John Brearley, David Brearley, Joseph Brearley, Benjamin 
Brearley, Sarah Watson and Ruth Gumly. Executor — John Brearley. 
Witnesses— Aaron Hews, Ashman Carpenter, Sarah Tear. Proved Oct. 
27 j;;) i Lib. 3, p. 161. 

1731, Oct. 23. Inventory of personal estate, £149.7.1 ; including "an 
olde sorde." Made by John Anderson and Richard Stevens. 

1744, 13th day, 4th mo. (June). Brian, Benjamin, of Northampton, 
Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, sole executrix. Mary, dau. of 
John Clifton, bond due from s'd Clifton. Grandchildren — Sarah and 
Mary, children of Wm. and Mary Stockton. Lands in Bridgetown, 
whereon Edward Jennet now dwells; 100 acres in fork of Rancocus 
Creek; land adjoining Josiah White and Abraham Warrington; Ya 
share in saw mill. Witnesses — Nathaniel Cripps, Samuel Cripps, John 
Osmond. Proved Feb. 13, 1747. Lib. 5, p. 399. 

174». 2 mo. (April), 13 da. Brian, Daniel, of Newton, Gloucester Co., 
laborer; will of. Estate equally to Robert Stephen, John Stephen, 
Joseph Michell, Isaac Michell and Archable Michel, all of same place. 
Sole executor — Robert Stephen. Witnesses — Joseph Ellis, John Little- 
deaile, Jun., John Kaighin. Proved 20 Sept., 1749. Lib. 6, p. 271. 

1749, Sept. 19. Inventory, £40.9.0. Appraisers — Joseph Ellis, John 
Eastlack. 

1743, 7th day, 9th mo. (Nov.). Brian, Rebecca, widow and executrix 
of Thomas Brian of Northampton, Burlington Co., deceased; will of. 
Daughters — Elizabeth (wife of Daniel Haines); Rebecca (wife of John 
Hank), and her eldest dau., Hannah; Sarah, wife of John Fenimore, 
and Ann. Son, John, his daus., Ellener and Ann. Grandchildren — 
Thomas, William, Uriah and Rebecca, children of son Abraham, de- 
ceased. Sheddock, eldest son of grandson Heron Brian. Sister, Sarah 
Dimsdall, deceased. Real and personal estate. Executors— son, John, 
and son-in-law, Daniel Haines. Witnesses— Will Petty, Isaac Han- 
cock, Thomas Scattergood. Proved April 21, 1747. Lib. 5, p. 318. 

1747, April 21. Inventory of personal estate, £459.11.6; made by James 
Lippincott and Peter Andrews. 

1741, Oct. 1G. Brian, Samuel, of Northampton, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Sons— Joseph and Jacob, both under age. Dau., Eliza- 
beth' Hugh. Real and personal estate. Executors— wife, Elizabeth, 
and brother, Joseph Hulings. Witnesses— Peter Andrews, Rebecca 
White Alles Moore, Martha Shinn, Tho. Shinn. Proved Feb. 6, 1741. 

Burlington Wills, 3317-22C. 

1741, Dec. 19. Inventory of personal estate, £47 ; made by William 
Murrell and William Buddell. 

1734, 20th day, 3rd mo. (May). Brian, Thomas, of Northampton, 
Burlington Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Rebeckah, sole executrix. 
Children— Benjamin, Samuel, Abraham, Elizabeth (wife of Daniel 
Haines), Sarah (wife of John Fenimore), Rebeckah and Ann. Sarah, 
widow of my son Thomas Brian. 400 acres bought of Francis Col- 
lins Witnesses— John Burr, Henry Burr, Ju'r, Robert Vicary. Proved 
May 29, 1735. Lib - *• P- 18 - 

1735, May 28. Inventory of personal estate, £544.6.9 ; made by Sam- 
uel Woolman and John Burr. 



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1749, Oct. 27. Briant, Andrew, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Children — John, Cornelius, Samuel, 
Andrew, and Mary Briant, all under age. Real and personal estate. 
Executors — friend, Charles Hole, schoolmaster, and brother, Simeon 
Bryant. Witnesses — Samuel Brooks, Daniel Pierson, Martha Post. 
Proved Dec. 2, 1749. Lib. E, p. 350. 

1740, Mar. 25. Brioe, John, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Admr., An- 
anias Sayre. Bondsman — Thomas Wethman (Weithman), yeoman. 
Both of said County. Lib. 4, p. 226. 

1740, , — . Inventory, £28.7.0. Appraisers — Rich. Gibbon, Thos. 

Waithman. 

1744, 12th d., 9th mo. (Nov.). Brindley, Elizabeth, of Shrewsbury, 
Monmouth Co.; will of. Grandsons — Vincent and George White, 
minors, money due testatrix from Thomas Holms; if they die, to chil- 
dren of testatrix's son, Daniel Lippincott. Granddaughters — Eliza- 
beth, Andrea and Ann Lippincott, clothes, "which I had before I mar- 
ried William Brindley. Great bible to granddaughter, Elizabeth. 
Executors — cousins Joseph Corlies and Hezekiah Williams. Wit- 
nesses — John Webley, Stephen W r ardell, Sarah Williams. Proved 
June 7, 1748, when Joseph Corlies, executor, a Quaker, was affirmed; 
the other executor, Hezekiah Williams, "not being in the said 
Province, as is said." Lib. E, p. 195. 

1748, June 13. Inventory of estate, £77.18.0 ; made by Webley Edwards 
and Levi White. 

1743, Oct. 10. Brinley, 'William, Junior, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth 
Co. Renunciation of widow, Kezia Brinley, addressed to "Mr. James 
Talman at his plantation," the chief creditor 

1743, Oct. 12. Bond of James Talman, of Shrewsbury, as administrator. 
Pontius Stelle, of Perth Amboy, fellow bondsman. Witnesses — Thomas 
and Basil Bartow. Lib. D, p. 91. 

1743, Oct. 15. Inventory of estate (£246.7.0), includes "Marrenors 
Books and Instrements," gun, negro man, share of a boat. Made by 
Isaac Hance and Thomas Lippincott. 

1746, Oct. 5. Account of administrator mentions: Thomas Akins, Thom- 
as and Josiah Holms, Samuel, Thomas and Jacob Lippincott, John Mill, Wil- 
liam. Kezia, Thomas and John Brinley, Samuel Pintard, John, Sr., John, Jr., 
James and William Curlis, Webley Edwards, David Rolong, Emanuel and 
William Wolley, Isaac and Thomas Hance, Walter Harbort, Thomas White, 
Josiah Holstead, John Sears, Judiah, John and Seth Allin, Benjamin Luis, 
Amos White, Jr., Martin, Peter and Isaac Vandike, Mary Burdin, Tim- 
othy Aikin, Ephraim Parson, Richard Rogers, Abraham White, Amos 
Chanler, Nathaniel Parior, Doctor Eajton, Richard Fitzrandolph, Joseph 
Forman, Jacob Dennis, Stephen Cook, Doctor Harbour, Amos Chamber, 
Thomas Winrite, Sarah West, George Williams, Isaac Vicoros. 

1742-3, March 10. Brinson (Brunson), Barefoot, of Somerset Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, executrix. Oldest son, John. Executor 
— Thomas Lawrence, Esq., of Philadelphia. Witnesses — Jos. Stout, 
Tho. Leonard, Robert Rolfe. Proved 13 May, 1748. Lib. 5, p. 472. 

1732, Jan. 5. Britten, Richard, of Windsor, Middlesex Co. Bond 
of Samuel Rogers, of Allentown, Monmouth Co., gentleman, as ad- 



62 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

ministrator. Isaac Stelle and John Row, of Allentown, gentlemen, 
fellow bondsmen. Witnesses — Joseph Kinnan and Mary Borden. 

Middlesex Wills, 533M. 
1733. April 5. HHttln (Britten). Dnniell, Sen'r, of Woodbridge, 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Son, Daniell, and his children, Nicholas and 
Elizabeth Britton. Sons, William and Benjamin, both under age. 
Daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, at 18 years. Grandson, Daniel, son 
of John Moores. Daughter, Deliverance, and her children, viz., James, 
Sarah and Elizabeth Moore. Land in Perth Amboy; lands bought of 
William Elstone, Moses Rolfe, Peter Codricke, Noah Bishop, John 
Jaquiss; land joining David Donham, Jun'r. Executors — wife, Eliza- 
beth, John Moores, and son, William Britton. Witnesses — Charles 
Wright, Benjamin Codington, David Donham, Jun'r. Proved April 
28, 1733. Lib. B, p. 400. 

173«, Deo. 11. Britton (Brittain), Daniel, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex 
Co. Bond of Apphia Brittain his widow as administratrix. Moses 
Rolfe, Esq., fellow Bondsman. Lib. C, p. 136. 

1748, Dee. 31. Britton, William, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman. Bond of Sarah Britton, his widow, and Samuel Moore, of 
Raway, as administrators. Edward Crowell, Esq., fellow bondsman. 

Lib. E, p. 232. 

1732, July 19. Broadwell, Richard, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Children — John, David, Lydia, Sarah, Rachel, and 
Margaret Broadwell, all under age. Father-in-law, Nathaniel Bonell, 
and Samuel Chandler to take care of little daughters, Rachel and 
Margaret. "Plantation I purchased of Jonathan Allen on the north 
side of the great island by Woodruffs Creek." Executors — son, John, 
and brother, William Broadwell. Witnesses — Charles Hole, Mary 
Broadwell, Arnall Jolly. Proved Sept. 2, 1732. Lib. B, p. 348. 

1732, Aug. 23. Inventory, £117.19.08, includes debts due from William 
Broadwell and John Baker ; made by Samuel Potter and Jonathan Allen. 

1745, May 9. Broadwell, William, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Jane, plantation at Connecticut Farms. Sons — Josiah, 
William and Henry, all under age. Daughters — Mary Darling, Su- 
sannah Day, Jane, Ann, and Hester Broadwell, last three under age. 
Saw mill on and near Pissaick River in Essex and Morris Counties; 
land in Morris Co.; land in Elizabeth Town, joining lands of Ben- 
jamin Trotter, Nath'll Bonnell, Peter Willcock, John Magee, Jonathan 
Allen and John Chandler. Executors — sons Josiah and William. Wit- 
nesses — Jeremiah Ludlam, William Jones, John Pierson. Proved 
March 29, 1745. Lib. D. p. 372. 

1746, March 14. Inventory of personal estate, £149.00.09 ; made by 
Daniel Day and John Potter. 

1732-3, Feb. IS. Broek, Francis, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 
Inventory of personal estate, £15,19.6; made by John Clarksone and 
John Shotwell. 

1734, May 31. Administration granted to John Clarkson, and John 
Shotwell. Lib - B - P- 586 - 

1749, May 28. Broderick, Edmund, of Burlington, labourer. Ad- 
ministration granted to Abraham Heulings, of City of Burlington, 
merchant. John Bacon, of same, gent., fellow bondsman. 

Lib. 6, p. 332; Lib. 7, p. 98. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I73O-I75O 63 

1747. May 25. Brokaw, Abraham, of Somerset Co., miller; will of. 
Wife, Mary. Sons — Isaac, Bergone, Abraham, George, Christopher and 
John. Daughters — Catherine Vannest, Mary Defreest, Jane and 
Engeltje. Plantation of 306 acres on Millstone River, said plantation 
to be divided among six sons. Also V 2 of a grist mill and 2 acres be- 
longing thereto. Executors — son-in-law, Jeronimus Vannest, and 
"Cosyne" John Brokaw. Witnesses — Pieter Strycker, John Vanneste, 
Maregritje Bruwer. Proved 9 Sept., 1747, and Oct., 1747. 

Lib. E, p. 93. 

1747, Aug. 19. Inventory of real and personal estate £1356.8.8, includes 
large Dutch Bible, £3 ; silver cup, £1.4. ; "Christofel's wearing apperrel,. 
who being deceased," £1.2 ; "Engeltje's wearing apperrel, who being de- 
ceased" £5 ; steer belonging to Mary Deforsest, £1.15 ; half of grist mill, 
with 2 acres, £234.8.9 ; bond of Isaac Brokaw, £3.10. Made by Peiter 
Strycker, Burgon Hof. 

1740, Nov. 14. Brokaw, John, of Somerset Co. Inventory of real 
and personal estate, includes lands sold to "Jeronemy Home at New 
Shennick, Richard Pecal, lands adjoining John Staats, 300 acres upon 
Millstone River, "212 acres whereon Bergone Brokaw now lives,'" 
negroes Jack, Simon, Jacob, Herry, Old Betty, Hannah, Eva, Little 
Betty, silver cup and silver tencker, 38 oz @ 8 p., £15.4, copper chafon- 
dish £1, 1 gun, 2 swords and 1 silver Peyck, £5.15, large Dutch Bible 
£5. Bonds of Ross and Stanburey, Elyach and John Pound, Jeronimy 
Home, John Cocks, Jacob Corsen, Lodewyke Wortman, Mary Covert, 
uncle Peter, John Sweck's note. Made by Corneleus Van Home and 
Coenrat Teneyck. 

1741, Aug. 3. Renunciation of Sara, widow of John Brokaw, in favor 
of her son John. 

1741, Aug. 12. Administration granted to John Brokaw, oldest son of 
John Brokaw, late of Somerset Co., yeoman. Fellow bondsman, Jno. Van 
Middleswortt. Lib. C, p. 426. 

173S, Dec. 6. Brookes, John, of Chester, Burlington Co., yeoman. 
Inventory of personal estate, £229.4.51, made by Thomas Hackney 
and James Sherwin. 

1738, Dec. 23. Administration granted to Catharine Brookes, widow. 
James Allen, of Northampton, and James Sherwin, of Chester, both yeo- 
men, fellow bondsmen. Lib. 4, p. 152. 

1730, May 29. Brookes, Timothy, of Salem Co.; will of. Son, Tim- 
othy, to have land and plantation. Brother, Zebulon. Wife, Mary, 
sole executrix. Witnesses — Keziah Ayars, Joshua Ayars, Nathaniel 
Jenkins. Proved 1 April, 1731. Lib. 3, p. 135. 

1731, June 19. Peter Turner, administered on estate in place of Mary- 
Brooks. 

1733, Aug. 20. Brookfield, Job, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Ad- 
ministration to Sarah Brookfield, widow. Lib. B, p. 208. 

1733, Aug. 25. Inventory of personal estate, £56.00.09 ; made by Johr* 
Morris and Nathan'll Mitchell. 

1733, , — . Accompt of Sarah Brookfield, administratrix and 

widow, showing payments to Jane Tongrelove, Matthias Hetfield, Gersham 
Higgins, William Garthwait, Robert Littel, William Donaldson, Andrew 
Joline, William Williamson, Samuel Whitehead, Benjamin Davis, Sarah 



64 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

Morse. John Keyt, Henry Gathwaite, John Morriss, William Ogden, 
Nathaniel Mitchell, lchabud Burnett, Jacob Deheart, Margat Grasillin, 
Caleb Jeffery. 

1749-60, Feb. 18. Brooks, Henry, of Dearfleld, Cumberland Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Sons — Henry and Joel, to have equally 50 acres bought 
of Abraham Sayre; marsh of 20 1-5 acres bought of Uriah Mills, and 
Cedar swamp of 16 acres bought of Joseph Westcot. Brother — 
Josiah Brooks, to have % of plantation "he and I now live on, my half 
to be sold with the personal estate and divided among my four chil- 
dren, Mahattalle, Henry, Lydia and Joel." Executor — Robert Low. 
Witnesses — Jeremiah Buck, Daniel Royse, Isaac Miller. Proved 5 
March, 1749. 

1749-50, Feb. 23. Inventory of real and personal estate, £250.08.5. 
Appraisers — Jeremiah Buck, Joseph Daten. 

1750, May — . Letters testamentary granted to executor. Lib. 6, p, 310. 

1748, June 14. Brooks, Jacob, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Bond 
of Deborah Brooks as administratrix. John Crane, Esq., fellow 
bondsman. Lib. E, p. 193. 

1728, Dec. 3. Brooks, John, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. Children — John, Dorothy, Goldy and Miriam. Grandson, 
Joseph Goldy. Wife's son and daughter, Matthew and Hannah Top- 
ham. Son, John, to pay my wife £20 "and she then will deliver to 
him the articles, dated April 10, 1722, which he hath broke." Real 
and personal estate. Wife, Elizabeth, sale executrix. Witnesses — 
Ruth Atkinson, Mahlon Stacy, Sam'll Atkinson. Proved Jan. 14, 1734. 

Lib. 4, p. 4. 

1734, Nov. 19. Inventory of personal estate, £114 ; made by John 
Hollinshead and Sam'll Atkinson. 

1738, . Brooks, John, Account of Andrew Anderson, ad- 
ministrator. John Brook's children, "for Dyet, Tendence, Nursing and 
Cloathing:" 
To 13 week Dyet, Tendence, Nursing of Thos. Brooks in the Small 

pox £ 318 

To 3 years Dyet & Cloathing of Eliz. Brooks 18.00 

To 2 years Dyet & Cloathing of Lucy Brooks 12.00 

To 5 years Dyet & Cloathing of Esther Brooks 30.00 

To 7 years Dyet & Cloathing of John Brooks 42.00 

To 7 years Dyet & Cloathing of William Brooks 42.00 

£147.18 

Paid debts due Joseph Rose, Sam'l Garwood, Isaac Willcox, Sam'l Lov- 
ett, Jno. Turner, Jno. Carrell, Wm. Cullom, Joseph Hewlings, Jacob 
Cooper, Fra. Dudley, Joseph Fenemore, Andrew Conors, Wm. Grott, Evan 
Thomas, Wm. Goldey, Hugh Hollinshead, Jos'a Wright, David Moffett, 
Matt. Brackner, Jno. Parrot. Burlington Wills, 3055-58 C. 

1749, July 7. Brooks, John, of Deerfield Township, Cumberland Co. 
Int. Administration granted to Timothy Bateman, of Fairfield Town- 
ship. Fellow bondsman — Alexander Moore, of Deerfield township. 
Witnesses — Elizabeth Cotting, Elias Cotting. 

1749, May 2. Inventory of personal estate, £20.16.0 ; made by Charles 
Clark, Samuel Hannah. Cumberland Wills, 28 F. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I73O-I75O 65 

1732, June 8. Brooks, Josiah, of Cohansey, Salem Co., yeoman. Int. 
Admx., Lucy Brooks (widow). Bondsman — Daniel Wescote. Both of 
said County. "Witnesses — Ben. Davis, Nathan Hedge. Lib. B, p. 215. 

1732, April 25. Inventory, £131.5.1. Appraisers: Daniel Wascote, 
William Beatman. (See also N. J. Archives, vol. 23, p. 62). 

1750, March 11. Brooks, Josiah, of Fairfield Township, Cumberland 
Co. Int. Admx., Abigail Brooks. Fellow bondsman — Daniel Lummas. 
Witnesses — Elizabeth Cotting, Elias Cotting. Lib. 7, p. 425. 

1750-51, Jan. 31. Inventory of personal estate, £124.10.8. Appraisers — 
Nathaniel Whitacar, Daniel Lummus. 

1760, Sept. 5. Account of Catharine Stratton, Executrix of Jonathan, 
who, with his wife, were administrators of Josiah Brooks, deceased, shows 
cash paid to Alexander Moore, James Ayres, Richard Wood, Elias Cotting, 
Mary Henderson, Mathew Parvin, Robert Low, John Aeskin, Benjamin 
Sayre, Ephriam Buck, David Bowess (?), John Jay, Joseph Read, Ben- 
jamin Thompson, David Royle, Jacob Mulford, Ebenezer Darwin, John 
Johnson, W. Elmer, Isaac Fithian, John Presston, Hance Woolson, James 
Eayres, Daniel Bateman, Michael Bennit, Daniel Symes, Joseph Westcote, 
Enoch Bowen and John Bateman. 

1747, Dee. 9. Brooks, Philip, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., yeo- 
man. Mary Brooks, widow, declines administration and desires that 
her son, Samuel Brooks, be appointed. Witnesses — Andrew Briant, 
Elizabeth Briant. 

1747-8, March 9. Bond of Samuel Brooks as administrator. John 
Denman, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Lib. E, p. 138. 

1747, Dec. 7. Inventory of personal estate (£117.14.06). inch five 
pictures in frames, negro woman and child, and debts of Jacob and Sam- 
uel Brooks due their father's estate ; made by Timothy Whitehead and 
Charles Hole, schoolmaster. 

1730, June 5. Brooks, Timothy. (See N. J. Archives, vol. 23, p. 63). 

1744-5, March 7. Brooks, Zebulon, of Cohansey, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. "Wife, Esther, sole executrix. Son, John, 5 shillings "or 
as much as will cut him off from a child's portion." Son Zebulon 
"land I now live on," which runs along Job Shepherd's line 40 rods, 
along Mr. Jenkin's line 80 rods, containing 20 acres square; like- 
wise land upon the N. side of Greenwich Road, 2 acres of swamp 
joining Capt. Shepherd's line, and set of shoemaker's tools. Son, Jo- 
seph, rest of land with improvements thereon. Provisions for unborn 
son, if any. Plantation in the woods. Daughter — Mary. James, at 
16, to be bound to Thomas Ewings, Jun., to learn blacksmith's trade; 
Zebulon to Thomas Parks to learn shoemaker's trade. Witnesses — 
Seth Bowen, Joseph Shepherd, Job Shepherd, Junr. Proved 3 Feb., 
1748. Letters issued Mar. 23. Lib. 6, p. 244. 

1730, June . Brotherton, John and Elizabeth, choose as their 

guardian Benjamin Smith, of Woodbridge, to whom letters of guar- 
dianship are granted. William Bunn, bondsman. Lib. B, p. 160. 

1730, June 20. Brotherton, Grace, Ann, Henry, James, children of 
Henry Brotherton, of "Woodbridge. Letters of guardianship issued 
to Abraham Shotwell, of East Jersey. Middlesex Wills, 481L. 



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172T>. Mar. 2U. llruwrr, Altrnhnni, of Hackinsack, Bergen Co., weav- 
er; will of. Wife, Lea Brower, executrix. Brother-in-law, James 
Crlsty, and Pieter Demarest, tutors and administrators of my minor- 
enne children; also co-executors and assistants. Eldest son, Petrus 
Brower, has received his share ( Vj of home-lot on the east); son, 
David, to have land on the west side of Little Mill brook; son, Jo- 
hannis, residue of real estate, which is easterly to the land of my son 
Petrus. Other sons, Samuel and Daniel. Daughters — Lea, Rachel, 
Mary (youngest). Witnesses — Benjamin Demarest, Miklaes Bon, 
David Demarest. Proved 19 April, 1736. Lib. C, p. 82. 

1736, April 19. Lea Brower, alias Westervelt, and Peter Demarest 
qualify as executors. 

1748, Feb. 10. Brown, Benjamin, of City of Burlington, carpenter. 
Administration granted to Preserved Brown, Jun'r, of Springfield, 
yeoman. Julius Ewan, of same, yeoman, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. 6, p. 330; Lib. 7, p. 96. 

173C, Jan. 17. Brown, Charity, of Philadelphia, Pa., widow; will of. 
Sister, Elizabeth Jones, wife of Andrew Jones, plantation in Glou- 
cester Co. whereon they live; after her death my nephew John Jones, 
son of said Andrew, to have same. Owen Owen, of Phila., house car- 
penter, to have lot in Mulberry Street (19 ft.) commonly called Arch 
Street, bounded on the west by vacant lot of mine, north with ground 
of Thos. Knight and Joshua Emlen. Legacies to Mary Chambers, 
(wife of Robt. Chambers), of Menchion Hampton, Gloucester Co., 
England; Ruth Karsey (wife of Charles Karsey) of Hampton; Ann 
(wife of Wm. Hill) of Horsley, Gloucester, England; Joseph and 
Charles Brown, brothers of my late husband John Brown, and my 
cousin, Nathaniel Chew, at 21. Brother, Thomas Chew. To the 
Congregation of Christ Church, Philadelphia, £20, towards finishing 
said church. Robert Chambers, son of said Robert and Mary his 
wife, one moiety of rest of estate, real and personal; other moiety 
to my two sisters, Mary Langley, now living at Cohansey, N. J., 
Elizabeth Jones and Priscilla Owen, wife of Owen Owen. Executor — 
Samuel Mickell, Esq., of Philadelphia, merchant. Testatrix's signa- 
ture by copyist; missing in original will. Witnesses — Abraham Pratt, 
John Bollen, John Robinson. Proved 19 Oct., 1739. Lib. 4, p. 171. 

1739, Oct. 20. Inventory of Charity Brown, widow, late of Philadel- 
phia, deed. (£620.0.6), includes bonds from James Wills, Edward Wil- 
liams, Ebenezer Tomlinson, William Tatam, Amariah Bellinger, Michael 
Chew, Stephen Armitt, Michael Fisher, Saml. Harrison, Gibbins Lawrence, 
Jacob Medcalfe, Gabriel Nowby, John Blackwood, Nathl. Tonkins, Charles 
Beverly, Tobias Holloway, Benj. Paschall, Henry Thorn, Sarah Norris, 
Geo. Young, Francis Haddock, John Eastlick, Benj. Worthington, Mary 
Robinson, Rich. Barrin, Jos. Jackson, Frances Simson, Thos. Woolsted, 
Wm. Stamton, Gabriel Nelson, Jonas Cox, Edward Humphrey, Israel 
Longacre, Danll. Wolly, Rich. West, Wm. Lindsey, Edwd. Readwell, Peter 
Marriage, Jno. Bond, Geo. Ward, Sen., Jno. Blackwood, Widdow Medcalfe, 
Samll. Farrier, Thos. Rogers, Wm. Peters, Jno. Peters, Ephraim Saely, 
W T m. Tatum. Edward Willson, Rich. Skirm, Black Christopher, Wm. Cun- 
ningham, Noal Mackneal, Ellis Davis, Sarah Wilson, Jacon Medcalfe, 
Thomas Bryan, Jno. Cowle, Robt. Garrard, Jno. Ogilby, Wm. Long, Geo. 
Sherrel, Eliza. Wainwright, Isaac Hollingham, Israel Lock. 

1739, Nov. 9. Brown, Charity, late of Gloucester Co., widow, deceased 
(with testament annexed) during absence of Samuel Mickle, sole execu- 
tor; letters of adm. granted to Owen Owen, of Philadelphia, joiner. Fel- 



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low bondsman — Saml. Harrison. Witnesses — Isaac Browne, Joseph Rose. 
1741, Oct. 28. Brown, Charity, late of Philadelphia, widow, deceased, 
made her last will duly executed and thereof appointed Samuel Mickle 
sole executor, who renounced the same. Owen Owen was appointed admr. 
Whereas he died, leaving- part of said Charity's estate unadministered, 
Priscilla, widow and executrix of the above bound Owen Owen, to admin- 
ister upon what remains. Fellow bondsman — Samuel McColloch. Wit- 
nesses — Ed. R. Price, Joseph Rose. 

1746, Nov. 4. Brown, Jane, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. In 66th 
year; will of. Friend, Jonathan Kinsey, Jane, eldest daughter of 
Benjamin Kinsey, at 21 years. Benjamin Kinsey, great Bible. Friends 
Meeting' in Woodbridge, remainder of estate. Executors — friends, 
Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, of Woodbridge, blacksmith, and John Kin- 
sey, attorney at law. Witnesses — Micajah Bunn, Hartshorne Fitz 
Randolph, Nugient Kelly. Proved Oct. 19, 1748. Lib. E, p. 216. 

1749, Aug. 7. Brown, Jeremiah, of Mendom Township, Morris Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary, to have personal estate absolutely and posses- 
sion of the real estate until the children, Rhoda, Abner, Paul and 
Elenezer, will be 21. Executors — wife, Mary, and Brice Riky, of Som- 
erset County. Witnesses — William Axtell, Isaac Ballet, Benjamin 
Linsley. Proved 30 Aug., 1749. Lib. E, p. 325. 

1747, 29th day, 12th mo. (Feb.). Brown, Joanna, of Rodmantown, 
Burlington Co., widow; will of. Daughter, Ann. Grandchildren — 
Ephraim, Mary, Hannah and Hope Haines. Personal estate. Execu- 
tors — friends, Sam'l Stokes, and Tho's Stokes. Witnesses — Joshua 
Bispham, Sam'l Atkinson. Proved April 12, 1748. Lib. 5, p. 408. 

1747-8, March 12. Inventory of personal estate, £139.9.0 ; made by 
Joshua Bispham and Arthur Borradaill. 

1727, 11 mo. (Jan.), 26 da. Brown, John, of Town and County of 
Gloucester; will of. Wife, Charity, to have all of real estate and per- 
sonal excepting £200 to my sisters, Mary (wife of Robert Chambers, 
living in Menchion Hampton, near Strowdewater, "Gloucester Shire," 
Old England; Ruth (wife of Charles Karsey), of same place, and her 
son, Charles Karsey; Ann Brown (not knowing whether she be mar- 
ried or not); and my brother, Charles Brown. Wife impowered to 
sign deed of conveyance to George Ward, or his heirs, for the fulling 
mill. Sole executrix — wife Charity. Witnesses — John Wood, Priscilla 
Flemingham, Thomas Sharp. Proved 21 Dec, 1736. Lib. 4, p. 101. 

1737, May 28. Whereas John Brown, late of Gloucester Co., yeoman, 
died in Philadelphia and left a last will, dated 26 Jany., 1727, and it has 
been proved in due form in Pennsylvania, letters of adm. within Province 
of New Jersey issued in due form. Lib. 4, p. 102. 

1734, Feb. 26. Brown, John, of Deptford, Gloucester Co.; will of. 
Sons — John, Thomas, Chatfield and James, to have the real estate 
equally. Expected child. Daughters — Mary and Phebe. Executors 
— wife and friends, Alexander Randall and Joseph Young. Witnesses 
— Mary Chester, Gabriel Rambo, Sarah Dryver. Proved 24 Dec, 1736. 

Lib. 4, p. 79. 

1736, Dec. 10. Inventory, £342.14.9 Ms- Appraisers — Peter Rambo, Ga- 
briel Rambo. Signed, Phebe Brown, executrix. 

1738, Sept. 25. Account of Phebe Brown, executrix, moneys paid to 



68 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

Gabriel Rambo, Wm. Aldridge, Abraham Chattin, George Cozens, Wm. 

Wilkins. 

1731. Sept. 23. Brown, John, Senior, late of Deptford, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman. Int. Admr., Levi Pearce, yeoman. William Harrison, 
gentleman, Edward Rudolphas Price, same County, bondsmen. Wit- 
nesses — John Wright, Saml. Bustil. Lib. 3, p. 153. 

1731, Aug. 17. Inventory (£401.14.0), includes Indian man and child, 
negro woman and boy, etc., and debts due from Thos. Bryon, William 
Vaughns, Thos. Mingleston (?). Appraisers — William Harrison, Henry 
Sparks. 

1733, Sept. 17. Account of Levi Pearce, Admr., shows moneys paid to 
William Hudson, John Brown Fuller, John Sherburn, Ann Wheeldon, John 
Spring, George Ward, Jr., Bryam Conelley, James Parrock, William 
Bryan, James Brindley, William May, Charles Beverly, Thomas Chew, 
Enoch Ellison, "Walter Griffiths, George Ward, Michael Fisher, Thomas 
Wilkins. 

1735, Jan. 24. Brown, John, of Salem County. Int. Admx., Jo- 
hannah Brown (relict). Bondsman — Jeremiah Baker. Witnesses — 
William Philpott, Danl. Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 57. 

1736, April 24. Inventory, £29.1.0. Appraisers — Jeremiah Baker, Wil- 
liam Philpott. 

1737, May 8. Brown, John, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., Doctor; 
will of. Dau., Elizabeth Lawrence. Each grandchild now born 20 
shillings and a silver spoon. Wife, Elizabeth, sole executrix and to 
be guardian of grandson John, son of my son, John Brown, dec'd. 
Witnesses — John Rockhill, Peter Imlay, Isaac DeCow, medius. Proved 
Aug. 1, 1737. Lib. 4, p. 109. 

1747, Sept. 10. Brown, John, of Hanover, Burlington Co., will of. 
Children — Clayton, Theodidia Groves, John plantation at age, he 
paying legacies to Samuel, Sarah and Catharine and making suitable 
provision for my wife Catherine, his mother. Negro Jim his freedom 
in 4 years. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife and brother 
Abraham Brown. Witnesses — William Emley, Sam'l Emley, Mary 
Emley. Proved July 30, 1748. Lib. 5, p. 528. 

1748, July 24. Inventory of the personal estate, £629.7.4 ; made by 
Jacob Andrews and Saml. Emley, includes "One Grate Bible" and sundry 
other books £3.5. Cattle £209 and negroes [136. 

1749, May 19. Brown, John, of Township of Hopewell, Cumberland 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife to have plantation until son Isaac will be 
21. Daughter, Anna Brown. Executors — wife and Jonathan Holmes, 
Esq. Witnesses — Daniel Mieller, Thomas Brown, Robt. Nicholls. 
Proved 29 June, 1749. 

1749, , — . Letters testamentary granted to Deborah Brown, 

executrix named in will. Lib. 6, p. 297. 

1749, June 6. Inventory of personal estate, £105.10.3. Appraisers — 
Abraham Reeves, Samuel Miller. 

1743-4, Feb. 2. Brown, Lanslott, of Chester, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Joan. Grandchildren — Hannah, Ephraim and 
Mary Hains, all estate in Province of New Jersey or elsewhere. Exe- 
cutors — friends Samuel Stokes and Arthur Borradell, and if they 



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should die before s'd grandchildren are of age, then my son-in-law 
Nehemiah Hains. Witnesses — Richard Matlack, John Willis, Isa. 
DeCow. Proved Oct. 22, 1746. Lib. 5, p. 268. 

1746, Oct. 22. Inventory of personal estate, £272; made by Rob't Smith 
and Jos. Hollinshead, includes note due from Joshua Bispham. 

1749, Jan. 27. Brown, Margaret, of Burlington Co., widow. Ad- 
ministration granted to Edward Brown. Job Lippincott, yeoman, 
fellow bondsman. Lib. 7, p. 91. 

1749, Feb. 5. Inventory of personal estate, £16 ; made by John Mon- 
row and Henry Cooper. 

1741, Sept. 21. Brown, Mathew, of Piles Grove, Salem County. Int. 
Admr., Benjamin Bispham. Bondsmen — John Elwell and Reynolds 
Hawk of Pilesgrove, same County. Witnesses — Andw. Gardner, 
Chas. O. Neill. Lib. 4, p. 289. 

1741, Sept. 15. Renunciation. Hannah Brown in favor of Benjamin 
Bispham, as Admr. Witnesses — Reynold Hawk, John Elwell. 

1741, Sept. 15. Inventory (£29.15.0) mentions Joseph Morgen, Edward 
Hughes. Appraisers — John Elwell, Reynold Hawk. 

1743, April 12. Brown, Phebe, of Deptford Township, Gloucester 
Co., widow. Int. John Brown, yeoman, admr. John Wood and Gabriel 
Rambo, of same place, yeomen, fellow bondsmen. Lib. 4, p. 379. 

1743, 2 mo. (April), 2nd. Inventory (£148.10.4) includes bonds from 
Joshua Hewett, Nehemiah Cowgill, Peter Rambo, Will'm Williams, Gabriel 
Rambo, Peter Cox, Nathan Paull, Luke Gibson, Isaac Atkinson, Andrew 
Long, Edward Hewes. Appraisers — John Wood, Gabriel Rambo. 

1743, , — . Account of John Brown, Admr., shows cash paid 

Joseph Rose, John Munyon, Gab. Rambo, Abrm. Chattin, Jno. Wood, 
Josa. Lord, Peter Rambo, Martha Young, Eliza. Rambo. 

1749, Feb. 5. Brown, Preserved, of Hanover, Burlington Co. In- 
ventory of the personal estate, £68.0.3; made by John Monrow and 
Henry Cooper, includes bonds of Thomas Stevenson and Sam'l Gas- 
kill. 

1749, Feb. 6. Mary Brown, widow and administratrix, affirms to above. 

Lib. 7, p. 101. 

1734, March 23. Brown, Richard, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, sole executrix. Sons — Richard and 
Benjamin; latter at 21 to have benefit of plantation with mother. 
Daughters — Hannah Ridgway, Mary, Rachel and Esther. Daughter- 
in-law, Prudence Powell. Witnesses — Rob't Powell, John Lavenner, 
John Ewan. Proved May 12, 1735. Lib. 4, p. 19. 

1735, April 21. Inventory of personal estate, £264.6.10; made by Na- 
thaniel Cripps and James Wills. 

172G, Dec. 5. Brown, Thomas, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Mother, Annapel Brown. Brothers — William, Andrew 
and James Brown. Sister — Christian Brown. Alexander, son of 
Thomas Eger. Annaple, daughter of John Mootry. Real and per- 
sonal estate. Executors — brother-in-law, Thomas Eggers and broth- 
er, William Brown. Witnesses — Rob't Hude, Will'm Stone, D. Stew- 
art. Proved Feb. 9, 1740. Lib. C, p. 390. 

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of north side of Cohansey, Salem County, and Anna, his wife, also 
deceased) ward. Guardian, Josiah Fifthian, Esq., of same place. 
Witnesses — John Pruttan (?), Joseph Goulding. Lib. 3, p. 366. 

1737, Mny 10. Browm, Thomas, of Essex Co., orphan, aged about 14 
years. Bond of Daniel Tichener and Silas Halsey, yeoman, both of 
Newark, to be guardians. Jonathan Crane, Esq., fellow bondsman. 

Lib. C, p. 160. 

1749, April 4. Brown, William, of Monmouth County, yeoman. In- 
ventory of estate, £38.17.6; made by John Smith and Joseph Forman. 
Land and buildings not appraised; 70 acres sold out of Loan Office. 

Lib. E, p. 307. 

1749, June 14. Ann Brown, widow, declines administering, in favor of 
Isaac Dye. Joseph Forman, principal creditor, witness. Bond of Isaac 
Dye of Middlesex County, yeoman, as administrator of estate. John 
Stelle, of same county, Esquire, fellow bondsman. 

1730-1, Feb. 0. Browne, Daniel, of Newark, Essex Co., cooper; will 
of. Daughters — Mary Ward, Abigail Robards, Esther Tichnor, and 
Dorcas Bruen. Grandson — Joshua Ward, son of daughter, Sarah 
Ward, deceased. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife, Abigail, 
and son-in-law, David Ward. Witnesses — David Shipman, John Bald- 
win, Josiah Beech. Proved Jan. 11, 1732. Lib. B, p. 375. 

1732-3, Feb. 26. Inventory of personal estate, £206.10.03 ; made by 
Jonathan Crane and Sam. Farrand. 

1746-7, Jan. 23. Browne, Daniel, of Newark, Essex Co., weaver; will 
of. Wife, Mary. Children — Joseph, John, Susannah, all under age. 
Expected child. Real and personal estate. Executors — brother Job 
Brown and Samuel Camp. Witnesses — Aaron Brown, John Lyon, 
Thomas Price. Proved Feb. 14, 1746. Lib. E, p. 76. 

1746-7, March 5. Inventory of personal estate, £155.04.00 ; made by 
John Ogden and Nathaniel Johnson. 

1730, Jan. 7. Browne (Brown), Joseph, of Newark, Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son — Job Browne, lands on Raway River, joining lands 
of Timothy Osborn, Daniel Baldwin, John Browne; land a gift from 
my father, Joseph Johnson; land on Maple Island, joining lands of 
brother, James Brown, deceased, Mr. Samuel Ailing and brother, 
Stephen Brown. Son — Daniel, lands joining lands of Mr. Jonathan 
Crane, Jonathan Sayer, and Joseph Wood; land purchased from 
Jonathan and Benjamin Lindsley. Daughters — Hanah Camp and 
Elener Browne. Wife, Margaret. Executors — friends, Stephen Brown 
and John Cooper. Witnesses — David Howell, Thomas Sargent, Jona- 
than Sargent, Jun'r. Proved April 17, 1734. Lib. B, p. 505. 

1732, Oct. 29. Bruer (Brower), John, of Somerset Co., farmer; will 
of. Children — John, eldest; Dirck, second; Antye, and "last and 
youngest son." Executors — Johanes Colyer, of Long Island, Kings 
Co., and Tunis Post and Hendrick Bris., both of Somerset Co. Wit- 
nesses — William Post, Samuel Bruer, Cornelius Willemje. Proved 30 
November, 1732. Lib. B, p. 328. 

1732, Nov. 13. Inventory of personal estate, £107.7.6; made by Wil- 
liam Post, Jury Andries. 

1749, April 13. Brush, Thomas, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 



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man, being sick; will of. Wife, Martha, one-third of estate. £80 
due Ezekiel Rose. Son, Philip, sixty acres of land at end of 200- 
acre tract on which testator lived; also "a chest that was his brother, 
Eliphalet's." Son, Abner, 140 acres, remainder of plantation; and 100 
additional acres adjoining. Daughters — Elizabeth Scidmore, Abigail 
Killsey, Sarah, Martha and Mary Brush. Son, Abner, executor. Wit- 
nesses — Charles Sexton, Timothy Brush and Andrew Smith, Jr. Proved 
May 24, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 242. 

1749, April 25. Inventory of estate, £178.0.2 ; made by Andrew Smith, 
Jr., Robert Combs and Timothy Brush. 

1742-3, March 21. Bryan, Abraham, of Northampton, Burlington 
Co., yeoman. Inventory of personal estate, £360.6.1; made by James 
Lippincott and William Murrell. 

1743, March 24. Administration granted Mary Bryan, widow. John 
Fenimore, of Springfield, yeoman, and John Willis, watchmaker, fellow 
bondsmen. Lib. 4, p. 379. 

1733, Feb. 4. Bryan, Thomas, Jr., of Burlington; will of. Wife, 
Sarah. Children — Haran, Samuel, Joseph, Benjamin. Mentions broth- 
er, Benjamin, and sons-in-law, Manuel and Samuel Cox. Wife, sole 
executrix. Witnesses — Joseph Rockhill, Robert Tuckniss, Edna Fisher. 
Proved March 21, 1736. "Sarah Kenney, late Sarah Bryan," affirms. 

1734, March 30. Inventory, £64.5.2, made by Joseph Heulings and 
Nathan Lovett. Burlington Wills, 2665-72 C. 

1734, June 6. Bryant, John, of Philadelphia, baker; will of. Wife 
Sarah. To brothers and sisters — William, Valentine, Benjamin, Sarah, 
Elizabeth, Anne, Mary, Alice, each one shilling. Executrix — the wife. 
Witnesses — Thomas Dunning, Joseph Fordham, William Parsons. 
Proved July 15, 1734. Burlington Wills, 2673-4C. 

174S-9, February 14. Bryant, Mary, of Hopewell Township, Hun- 
terdon Co. Inventory of estate, £158.7.6; made by Benj. Rounsavall 
and Samuel Stout. Bond of William Bryant, of Hopewell, as ad- 
ministrator. Benjamin Rounsaval, of Hopewell, surety. Witness — 
John Pearce. Lib. 6, p. 75. 

1742-3, Feb. 10. Bryant, William, Sr., of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., 
husbandman; will of. Wife, Sarah, estate for life, and then, to son 
Volintine, 107 acres of land "which now haith Coranal Cox's titall;" 
house and land where testator lived to son, Volentine. Son, Wil- 
liam Bryant, all interest of a £100 bond given to testator for house 
and lot at Philadelphia, dated April 6, 1730 (or 1740). Daughters — 
Sarah, Elizabeth, Ann, Mary and Alice, (Mary being yet unmarried). 
Executors — friends, Benjamin Rounsevol and William Bryant, Jr., of 
same town. Witnesses — Isaac Herin, Edmond Herin and Thebald 
Shavar. Proved Oct. 23, 1744, by Isaac Herring, Esquire, and Theo- 
bald Shavar. Lib. 5, p. 54. 

1732, Dec. 20. Bryant, William, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., being 
very sick; will of. Daughter, Joyce Tirrill. Granddaughters — Jo- 
hanah Tirrill, Hilyard Tirrill. Friend, Jeams Richards. Executors — 
daughter, Joyce Tirrill, and Samuel Green; they to give Joseph 
Phillips deed for land testator sold him. Husbands of granddaugh- 
ters. Witnesses — Robert Combs and Christian Clemens. On back of 



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will: If heirs of daughters all die, estate to fall among- nearest 
relations. Jeams Richard's children. Proved February 7, 1732. Joyce 
Tyrrell, executrix, sworn same day. Lib. 3, p. 258. 

1732-3, Feb. 2. Inventory (£188.11.0), includes debts due from Joseph 
Philips and bond of Samuel Ketcham. Made by Abraham Laruwe and 
Robert Combs. 

1749. Sept. 20. Bryant, William, of Salem County. Int. Admr., 
Thomas Clement. Bondsman — Daniel Mestayer. Both of said county. 

Lib. 6, p. 281. 

1738, April 17. Buck, Rphrnim, of Cohansey, Salem Co., weaver; 
will of. Wife, Ruth, use of house and lands until son Ephraim will be 
21, which will be in 1753. Sons, Ephraim and Joseph Buck, (both 
minors), all houses, lands, marshes and tenements. In case Hannah 
Buck, daughter of my brother Henry, cannot maintain a right, by 
law, to that property given her in my father's will, then she shall 
have at 18 that land (90 acres) and marsh (10 acres) which my father 
bought of William Rush between Thomas Brown and John Prat- 
ten's and Robert James's land, but in case she leaves no issue, my 
sons shall have the same. Daughter, Abigail Buck (not 18). Ap- 
prentice, Peter Dayton. Executor — wife and Jeremiah Buck. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel Harris, Nathaniel Bishop, Nathaniel Harris, Moses 
Bishop. Proved 15 June, 1738. Lib, 4, p. 177. 

1738, April 24. Inventory (£124.13.6.) includes cattle, negro girl, 
"3 lums, tackling, two pearse of combs and hooks." Appraisers — Moses 
Bishop, Saml. Harris. 

1734, July 17. Buck, Joseph, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, Lydia, 
sole executrix. Brothers — Thomas and John Buck. Witnesses — Wil- 
liam Johnson, Frs. Taylor, Thomas Stonebanks. Proved 9 August, 
173 4_ Lib. 3, p. 443. 

1734, July 20. Inventory of personal estate (£82.08.01), includes cattle, 
horses, sheep and swine. Appraisers — Ebenezer Swaine, William John- 
son. 

1739, Nov. 10. Buekalew, George, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Children — Richard, Jeames, George, Jonathan, Wil- 
liam, Pressillah, Susannah and Sary. Land on Back Creek purchased 
of William Melvan. Executors — wife, Sarah, and brother, William 
Buckallu. Witnesses — William Melvin, Joseph Hall, N. Everson. 
Proved Dec. 3, 1739. Lib. C, p. 301. 

174S, April 20. Buckley, Grace, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., widow. 
Int. Admr., Jenkin Grafton. Bondsmen— Michael Pedrick, Alen Cong- 
lington, all of Penns Neck. Witnesses — Samuel Whitehorne, Richd. 
Gibbon. Lib - 6 - P- 5i - 

1748, April 18. — Inventory, £90.6.4 %. Appraisers — Alen Congelton, 
Samuel Whitehorne. 

1749, April 14. Buckley, James, of Hunterdon Co. Bond of Mary 
Buckley, widow, as administratrix. Henry Johnson and Geysbert 
Dehart, of same county, sureties. Witness — Cornelius Wyckof. 

Lib. 6, p. 78. 

1750, May 10. Buckley, Joseph, Administration granted to Judah 
Folke, of City of Philadelphia, merchant. Robert Hartshorne, of City 
of Burlington, atty-at-law, fellow bondsman. 

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1738, Dec. 15. Budd, Elizabeth, Relinquishment of Mary Shinn, 
Susannah Gaskill, William Budd, David Budd, Rebecca Lamb, Abigail, 
Elizabeth and Ann Budd to their brother, of administration on estate 
of their mother, Elizabeth Budd. 

1738, Dec. 25. Administration granted to Thomas Budd, of Northamp- 
ton, Burlington Co., yeoman. Lib. 4, p. 152. 

1730-1, Feb. 21. Budd, John, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Wife, Hannah, sole executrix, and to have tract bounded by cousin 
Thomas Budd, brother Thomas Budd, and Michael Atkinson. Son, 
John, and expected child. William, son of my brother William. Church 
of England, £10. Witnesses — Thomas Wilson, Samuel Woolston, 
Thomas Budd, John Burr. Proved March 5, 1732. Lib. 8, p. 251. 

1732-3, Jan. 31. Inventory of personal estate, £121.6.4 ; made by Sam- 
uel Woolston and John Burr, includes surveying instruments and books, 
also bond of William Atkinson. 

1749, Sept. 6. Budd, John, of Hanover Township, Morris Co.; will 
of. Wife, Sarah, sole executrix, and to hold "the meadow joining 
Matthis Burnet from John Kineys to the Black Brook to Sam Ford's 
lots and to David Kitchell's land," that she may sell the same for 
£240. In case of her death before the sale, Timothy Tuttle and Ben- 
jamin Pierson empowered to pay legacy to my eldest son. Wife, 
Sarah, to have that tract called "the Pine Hammock," of 700 acres, 
bounded west by the Whippeninge River and meadows of Samuel 
Tuttle, Bates Lum, Allen Penn and Joseph Kitchell; she to sell same 
and pay my sons Barne and Thomas £250 each when of age. In case 
of death before the sale, Timothy Tuttle and Benjamin Pierson em- 
powered to dispose of it. Wife, Sarah, to have the home place of 900 
acres on both sides of Black Brook, except meadows devised above. 
Wife to have all lands leased or unleased joining her land in the Long 
Valley; also all lands in the Counties of Morris, Salem, Gloucester, 
Hunterdon and elsewhere, together with my land in the colony of 
New York held under our brother, John Cosens, with the exception of 
all mines, etc., reserved to me and Coz. Hump. Morrey in some deeds 
in "Penselvania to Jermans"; also my tract on west side of the 
Susquehanna, called Govr's, or Sir William Keith's mine, an account 
thereof being among Coz. Morreys or William Pidgeon's writings. 
Also my Eastern and Western shares of Proprieties of land yet ap- 
pertaining. Witnesses — John Nuttman, Benjamin Peirson, William 
Budd. Proved 20 March, 1749-50. 

1752, Sept. 20. Letters testamentary granted Sarah Scott, formerly 
Sarah Budd, executrix named in above will. "Prob. granted 16 May 
1754" (vid. original). Lib. 8, p. 41. 

1730, July 22. Budd, Thomas, of Northampton, Burlington Co., Esq.; 
will of. Eldest son, John, tract in Hunterdon Co., on branch of Rar- 
ington called Looneton (Lomerton; Lamington?), being surveyed for 
me Oct. 16, 1716, by my cousin, John Budd, of Philada., for 312^! acres. 
Second son, Thomas (under age) farm situated on both sides of 
Ancocus Creek and next to land of my bro, James Budd; also meadow 
I purchased of my father William Budd in Springfield, joining John 
Shinn. Daughters — Ann, Elizabeth and Rachel. Son, James, land 
bought of my sister Sarah Budd and joining land bought of Thomas 
Shinn. Sons — George and Levi, to be taught to read and write. Exe- 
cutors — John Gosling and Joseph Heulings. Witnesses — Joseph Endi- 
cott, Thomas Atkinson, Jun'r, John Budd. 
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1732, April 21. Codicil. Am now residing in Pliilada. and have Inter- 
married with Mary, widow of John Havre, and I hei|iieat)i to her £50 and 
all that part of my personal estate of which she was possessed at our 
intermarriage. Expected child. Witnesses — John Baer, James Bingham. 
Proved April 5. 1742. 

1741;. May 25. Petition of Margaret Budd. widow, of Thomas Budd 
of City of Burlington, cooper, stating that John Gosling and Joseph Heul- 
ings, executors, may be cited to appear and take upon themselves the 
execution of the testam't or show cause why the administration may not 
be granted unto Thomas Budd, second son of the deceased. 

L742, June 8. Renunciation of John Gosling and Joseph Heulings as 
executors. 

174 2, June 8. Bond of Thomas Budd, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
yeoman, second son of Thomas Budd, as administrator. Israel Heulings, 
hatter, and James Budd, cooper, both of City of Burlington, fellow bonds- 
men. Lib. 4, p. 303. 

1742, June 21. Inventory of personal estate, £334.10.5 ; made by Joseph 
Heulings and Joseph Govett. 

I74»>, Auk. 1*. Buddell, William, of Bridgetown, Burlington Co., 
innholder; will of. Wife, Hannah. Friends — Nathaniel Thomas, 
sadler, and John Monro, both of Burlington Co., executors and guar- 
dians of my dau. Mary. Children of Thomas Clark. Son-in-law, John 
Clark. Sons and daughters-in-law. Lot joining Daniel Wells, which 
I bought of John Mcintosh, and meadow bought of Josiah Southwick. 
Witnesses — Thos. Shinn, Junr., David Thomas, Jno. Duncan. Proved 
Aug. 30, 1746. Lib. 5, p. 261. 

1746, Aug. 28. Inventory of personal estate, £1685.15.0 Vi ; made by 
John Burr and Samuel Woolston. 

1742, April 15. Buddin, Joseph, of Chester, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Rebeckah, sole executrix. Son, William, minor. 
Witnesses — Joshua Wright, Daniel Packer, Ruth Packer. Proved 
Dec. 8, 1748. Lib. 6, p. 5. 

1748, 21st day, 7th mo. (Sept.). Inventory of personal estate, £127.15.6 ; 
made by Joshua Wright and Abraham Perkins. 

1750, Oct. 19. Bulfin, Thomas, of Salem Co. Int. Admr., Thomas 
Hancock, of Elzenbourgh, county aforesaid. (No bondsman re- 
corded). Witness — Edward Test. Inventory, £14.18.0. Appraisers — 
Willm. Hancock, Junr., Saml. Wright, both of said county. 

Lib. 7, p. 36. 

1742, Jan. 6. Bull, Sarah, of Town and County of Gloucester, 
widow. Son, Samuel Harrison, to have the plantation whereon he 
lives. After his decease same to his son, Samuel Harrison. Grand- 
children, Joseph Harrison, Hannah Stokes, John Hinchman, William 
Hinchman, Elizabeth Hinchman, Samuel Clement (lot adjoining land 
lately Mathew Medcalfes, in town of Gloucester, he to pay his brother, 
Jacob Clement, £5). Granddaughter, Priscilla Harrison, to divide 
personal estate among my grandchildren to be named in writing. 
Son, William Harrison, to have the rest of lands, meadows and build- 
ings. Executors — Sons, William and Samuel Harrison. Witnesses — 
John Jones, Sarah Jones, Gerves Hall (Quaker). Affirmed 20 Aug., 
1744. Lib. 8, p. 190. 

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to Mary Shivers, Ann Frenlove (?), Rebecca and Ann Harrison, Abigail 
Hinchman, Joseph Harrison, Mary Thorne." 

1741, May 4. Bullock, John, of Burlington Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Susannah. Children — John, Joseph, William, Elenor Dennis, 
Elizabeth Folwell, Sarah Harrison, Ann B"rtiss, Mary Branson and 
Rebeckah. Daughter-in-law — Elizabeth Craig. Land surveyed by 
John Lawrence and land joining Wm. Emley. Executor — Son, John. 
Witnesses — Benjamin Kirby, William Kirby, Tho. Earl. 

Lib. 4, p. 289. 

1741, May 29. Inventory of personal estate, £223.11 ; made by Sam'l 
Emley' and Thomas Cooke, includes bonds of Wm. Bullock and Joseph 
Burr. 

1736, Aug. 12. Bullock, Joseph, of Gloucester Township, tailor. 
Bond of James Hinchman, of Gloucester Co., administrator, with 
Joseph Cooper, of same county, as fellow bondsman. 

1736, July 22. Susanna Bullock, widow of Joseph Bullock, renounces 
administration of his estate in favor of James Hinchman, Esq. Witness — 
Gervas Hall. Gloucester WMlls, 195 H. 

1733, April 23. Bun. Serajah, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Bond 
of Shobel Smith, of Woodbridge, as guardian. Benjamin Force, fel- 
low bondsman, yeoman. Li°- B - P- 426 - 

1742, Sept. 5. Bunn, Sarah, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., widow; 
will of. Sister — Pricilla Sutton. Martha, Sarah, Pricilla, Henry and 
Jacob, children of Joseph Sutton. Martha, Hester and Mary, daugh- 
ters of brother Henry Langstaffe. Martha, Sarah, Ruth and Pri- 
cilla, daughters of Samuel Potter, deceased. William, Robert and 
Edward, three youngest sons of said Samuel Potter. Charlet, Sarah, 
Mary, Pricilla, Martha, John, Jun'r, and Henry, Jun'r, children of 
brother John Langstaffe. Cousin, William Potter. Real and personal 
estate. Executors — Friends and brothers, Henry and John Lang- 
staffe and Joseph Sutton. Witnesses— John Gillman, Henry Gavitt, 
John Stelle. Proved Sept. 16, 1742. Lib. C, p. 549. 

1742, 5th day, 6th mo. (Aug.). Bunting, Mary, of Cresterfleld, Bur- 
lington Co.; will of. Son, Amos, under age. Brother, Amos Willits. 
Two sisters mentioned but not named. Executors — father, Rich'd 
Willits and brother Rich'd Willits, Jun'r. Witnesses — Rachel Lovell, 
Joseph Rogers, Jos. Reckless. Proved Sept. 21, 1742. 

1742, 14th day, 7th mo. (Sept.). Richard W T illits, Sen'r, of "Barnygat," 
declines executorship. Lib - 4 - P- 315< 

1742. Sept. 4. Inventory of personal estate, £49.12.5 ; made by Antho. 
Woodward and William Bunting. 

1740-1, March 5. Bunting, Samuel, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Executors — wife, Mary, and son, Samuel. Chil- 
dren Isaac, Thomas, Ebenezer and Mary, all under age. Real and 

personal estate. Land joining Joseph Nicholson. Witnesses— Isaac 
Ivins, Sen., William Folwell, John Fenimore. Proved April 18, 1741, 
by Mary Bunting, surviving executrix. Lib. 4, p. 280. 

1741, April 15. Inventory of personal estate, £207.8.3 ; made by John 
Butcher and William Folwell. 



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1741, Mnrch 0. limit inn. S a in no 1, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co.; 
Will of. Wife, Mary; son, Amos, and expected child. Father, Saml. 
Bunting. Real and personal estate. Executors — Thos. Miller, of 
Hanover, and Benjamin Fowler, blacksmith, of Upper Freehold. Wit- 
nesses — Antho. Woodward, Constant Woodward, Benja. Horner. Prov- 
ed April 3, 1741. Lib. 4, p. 276. 

1741, April 2. Inventory of personal estate, £125.00.6 ; made by John 
Steward and Wm. Lowrie. 

17:?2. Nov. 13. Iturd, Joseph, of Hanover, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Brother, Abraham Burd; sister, Sarah Burd. Sister Sarah to have 
"what is due to me out of my father's estate, which is in West Ches- 
ter in the government of New York." Executors not named. Wit- 
nesses — Sarah Hathaway and James Frell. Proved Aug. 14, 1733, by 
said witnesses, who stated that the testator signed the will a few 
days before he died. Lib. B, p. 465. 

1731, March 3. Burdsall, Jacob, of Waterford, Burlington Co., 
house carpenter. Administration granted to Elizabeth Burdsall, 
widow, of Burlington. Thomas Coles, of Waterford, blacksmith, fel- 
low bondsman. Lib. 3, p. 184. 

1732, April 8. Inventory of personal estate, £101.5.6 ; made by John 
Kay and John Collins. 

1732-3, Jan. 20. Petition of John Busby of Northampton, who states 
that his sister, Jane, lately intermarried with Jacob Burdsall, and said 
Jacob had, by his said wife Jane, one daughter, named Jane, and, a little 
after birth of said child, the mother died. After the death of petitioner's 
sister the said Jacob intermarried with one Elizabeth Cole, and, about 14 
months after said intermarriage, the said Jacob also died, and now the 
said John Busby petitions to be made guardian of his niece. 

Lib. 3, p. 241. 

1733, June 30. Account of Elizabeth Burdsall, administratrix of estate 
of Jacob Burdsall, late of Bucks Co., Province of Penna., house carpenter 
and, before that, of Burlington Co., showing moneys paid Mathew Allen, 
Joseph Borden, Evan Harris, Sarah Norris, James Wilde, Jun'r, John 
Chambers, James Childs, Joseph Coles, Mary Coles, Thomas Coles. Due 
estate from Evan Harris, of Bucks Co., and from James Stevenson, who 
has run away. 

1732, Jan. 20. Burdsall, Jane (within age), daughter of Jacob and 
Jane, both deceased. Letters of guardianship granted to John Busby, 
of Northampton Township, Burlington Co., yeoman. 

Burlington Wills, 2213-16C. 

1731, Oct. 20. Burger, Martin, of Monmouth Co. Bond of Ann 
Burger, widow, as administratrix of estate. Samuel Vincent, of Mon- 
mouth County, fellow bondsman. Witnessed by John Broughton. 

Lib. B, p. 235. 

, , — . Inventory of estate, £175.7.3 %, includes one house 

and 2 lots of ground at "Mate Wan Creek" ; a pocket pistol, flute, 18 
books and a "Book Called Josephes." Made by Walter Waltz and John 
Smith. 

1737, May 28. Burgin (Burgen), John, of Cohansey, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Sons, Joseph, John and Philip Burgen, to have equally 
real estate as they arrive at 21. Wife, Margaret. Executors — Nicho- 
las Gibbon and Leonard Gibbon, to have use of personal estate yearly 



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to pay and discharge the Loan office. Witnesses — John Lace (Lacey), 
William McMeneme, Andrew Gardiner. Proved 24 June, 1737. 

Lib. 4, p. 115. 
1737, June 10. Inventory (£161.7.0), includes negro man, cows, calves, 
21 sheep and Iambs, acre of wheat, etc. Appraisers — James Dixon, Samuel 
Holmes. 

1732, Jan. 12. Burgois, Nichols, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Mary. Children — Moses, Margaret Smalley, Mary 
Royse and Rachel Burgois. Real and personal estate. Burying yard 
on home lot to be reserved for burying yard forever. Executors — 
son-in-law, Thomas Royse, and Benjamin Stelle. Witnesses — Benja- 
min Smalley, Peter Farwell, Henry Scibbow. Proved May 8, 1733. 

Lib. B, p. 404. 

1739, March 28. Burnet, John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. 
Bond of John Burnet and William Burnet, as Administrators. 

Lib. C, p. 268. 

1742, Oct. 29. Burr, Henry, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Sons — John and Joseph. Daughters — Elizabeth Woolman, Mary 
Lippincott, Sarah Haines, Rebeckah White and Martha Matlock. 
Negro woman, Maria, to have freedom. Real and personal estate. 
Executors — Samuel Woolman and Caleb Haines. Witnesses — Tho. 
Shinn, Revell Elton, John Woolman. Proved June 11, 1743. 

Lib. 4, p. 362. 

1743, 11th day, 4th mo. (June). Inventory of personal estate, £282.12.4; 
made by James Lippincott and John Deacon. 

1746, Sept. 5. Burroughs, Jeremiah, of Hunterdon Co. Inventory 
of the estate (£72.6.10), including 1 gun and sword; a loom and reed; 
note of James Cox. 

1746, Nov. 10. Bond of John Burroughs, of Trenton Township, yeoman, 
as administrator. John Mathews, of Hopewell Township, yeoman, surety. 
Witnesses — Garret Johnson and Theophilus Severns. Lib. 5, p. 463. 

1744, March 9. Burroughs, Philip, of Readington, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman. Renunciation of widow, Mary, of right to administer, in 
favor of John Burroughs, father of said Philip. Witnesses — John 
and Joseph Burroughs. Hunterdon Wills, 167J. 

1720, June 19. Burroughs, Samuel, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman. Son, Samuel, to have the 200 acres of land I live on, bought 
of Richard Broomley and 100 acres on the other side of the creek, 
bought of John Walker, he to. pay my daughter Hannah, when 21, 
£50, and same to my daughter Esther, when 21. Son, John, to have 
400 acres, bought of Joseph Heritage and John Walker, Junior. Son, 
Joseph, 400 acres (150 acres bought of Godfrey Harsfilder, 150 of 
Samuel Coles, 100 acres of Joseph Heritage). Son, Benjamin, 100 
acres purchased of Jacob Spicer, and 100 acres purchased of John 
Estaugh. Daughter Sarah, at 21, 100 acres bought of Hugh Sharp. 
Wife, Hannah, during life, 400 acres by the river side, purchased of 
Edward Tue and, after her death, to expected child. Wife, Hannah, 
sole executrix. "She to give my son Samuel three cows or to pay 
him £7 above which was given him by his grandfather, Jon. Taylor." 
But he not to possess the land before 23 years of age, except she al- 
lows it. Witnesses — Thomas Eves, Junr., John Roberts, John Kay. 
Proved 31 March, 1732. Lib. 3, p. 193. 



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1731-2, 1 (Mar.), 10 da. Inventory (£314.19.9), includes bacon, beef, 
wheat, rye. Indian corn, negro man, negro woman, horses, 20 cows, etc. 
Appraisers — John Kay. Jos. Cooper. 

174:t. April 28, liurroiiKhN, William, of Salem Co., mariner. Int. 
Adnix.. Sarah Burrows (relict). Bondsman — Edward Test and John 
Thompson, yeomen. All of town and county of Salem. Witness — 
Mary Thompson. Lib. 4, p. 380. 

L732, Oct. 10. Hurt, Benjamin, of Somerset Co. Int. Administration 
granted to John Mills, cooper. Fellow bondsmen — Peter Vannest, 
John Freasuer (Frazer), of County aforesaid, and Alexander Mack- 
dowall, of Perth Amboy. Lib. B, p. 305. 

1732, Oct. 27. Inventory (filed 3 Sept. 1740), Ledger book-debts 18 V 2 
pages. "Other debts outstanding to the heirs" (£470.17.5). Bonds, bills, 
notes, goods, etc. (£507.4.2), includes 4 remnants of "shrowds," 19 rac- 
coon skins, 3 gold rings and pair gold "buttens," watch, chain and seal, 
4 gold rings, buttens, etc., silver tankard, etc. Made by John Fraizer, Jan. 
Hendryse, Anderies Teneyk. 

Inventory, or List of Book Debts outstanding, due Heirs of Benj. Burt : 
July 11. 1726. Henry Rivers; August 28, John Midlesworth, Andres An- 
derson; Feby 13, 1722, Jacob Sebring, John Manley, Coll. Hooper; 1722, 
John Clare; 1723, Joseph Wood; 1724, Lawrance Kenny, John Richard; 
March 20, 1724, Mr. Browe, Albert Ammerman. (?), John Lawbers ; June 
24. 1725, John Dennon ; July 1725, Jacobus Devore, Robt. Darck, Gersham 
Hall, Banjam Willcox, Cris. Lagrangey ; Novr. 16, 1725, Rachiel Dennis, 
Isaac Crummel ; Jan. 8, 1725, Isaac Anderson; May 30, 1726, Abraham 
Satoy ; Deer. 10, 1731, Pears Swan; Dec. 14, 1730, Jack Vroom ; Jan. 
3, 1731, Wm. Halls; Feby. 7, 1731, John Hagabout ; March 6. 1731, Abra- 
ham Vanhorn ; April 3, 1732, Isaac and Cris Vroom ; April 15, 1732, John 
Hall; Apr. 17. 1732, Hug. Nichol. Abr. Lane, Jon. Hendricks; Apr. 
21, 1732, Rob. Traphagen ; Apr. 24, 1732, Andrias Stoll, John Hendrick, 
Mr. Vroom, Jacob Vroom, John Franton ; Apr. 25, 1732, Barant Limas ; 
Apr. 26. 1732, Mich. Hendry; Apr. 26 & 27, Geo. Falioneer; Apr. 28, 
Lucius Sceunerhorn ; Apr. 29, Bar. Limas, John Loder, Wm. Phillips; 
Apr. 30, James Boyd ; May 2, Dumb John ; May 6, Isaac Lamer, Paul 
Prickhaw, Isaac Ross; May 9, Jacob Tenneick ; May 16. Guisbert Lane; 
May 19, Lias Clawson ; May 23, Ned Murphey ; May 24, Danl. Slover ; 
May 26, Geo. Bowman ; May 27, Peare Vanneste, Rolif Traphagen ; June 
3, James McCroggy ; June 5, 1732, Joseph Road; June 7, Albert Jonston ; 
June 9, John Troy; June 10, York Shire, Dumb John; June 10 & 12, Guil- 
bert Lane ; June 16, George Bowman, John King, John Stevens ; June 
23 & 24, John M. Farle ; June 24 & 26, Hauns Vannette, Mr. Damaras, 
Francis Ennis ; June 2. Jans Vannetta ; June 28, Thos. Tate; July 1, 
John M. Neal ; July 3, Coonrad, the Jerman ; July 5, Eliz. Bennet ; July 
7, Hugh Nichol; July 13, John Biggs; July 19. Cor's. Bowman; July 
21, Josh. Clark, John Frasier ; July 24, Abra. Slover; July 26, 27, 28, 
Dederick VanStock ; July 29, Cort. Johnston ; July 31, Capn. Vanneste, 
Wm. Hall; Aug. 2, 1732, Paul Rickhaw ; Aug. 9, John Cook; Aug. 12, 
Sanders Fitchet ; Aug. 14. Jno. Wright; Aug. 17, Jon. Mills; Aug. 19, 
Samll. Steevens, Uria Eakie ; Aug. 25, Wm. McCanes ; Sept. 2, John Holli- 
day; Feb. 7. Matthew Spencer; Feb. 11, Wm. Means; Sept. 13. John 
Applel ; Sept. 16, Josias Clawson; Sept. 18, Phillip Bryan; Sept. 19, 
Thos. Collins, Edwd. Barber; Sept. 23, Hendk. Rosebam ; Sept. 24, Brian 
Megur; Sept. 25, Richd. Power, John McFarland ; Mar. 11, 1727; Jacob 
Vandebick; May 18, 1728, Mr. Lane; Novr. 27, Gorsham Hull; 1726, 



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Peter Kenny, Theophilus Kekham, Abr. Teetsworth ; 1727, Mindard John- 
ston, Danl. Sebring, Isaac Governeur, Henry Vannest ; 1730, Peter Beleiw ; 
1731, Arie Dewit, Jr., John Geterman, Junr., Andris Stoll, Cristor, the 
shoemaker; April 15, 1731, John Weal; May 19, Daniel Batron ; June 
28, Alexr. Smith; Aug. 21, Mr. Cors. Vanhorn ; Sept. 4, Jon. Hagabout ; 
Sept. 11, Roy Vroam ; Sept. 9, Andrias Tenneik ; Sept. 15, Wm. Johnston ; 
Sept. 20, Dorick Malat, Mr. Layworthy ; Jan., 1730, James Rutles, Hank 
Vanover ; 1731, Ennis Whittinton, Benjam. Rounsavil, John States, Molly 
Hull, John Vandervoort, Cors. Middagh, Benj. Arch'd., John Lyon, John, 
McMechil ; 1732, Capt. -Miller ; Apr. 1730, Crisparus Vanostrand, Adols- 
Hardinbrook, Wm. Albortus, James McCreeg, Peter Burn, Thos. Day, John. 
Stresier, James McCraken ; 1731, Andres Coyman, Benjam Morgan ; 1730, 
Philip Murphew, Bob. Hooper, Geo. Scamp, Dederick Fannestack, Urie- 
Fieldure, Joseph Clark, Michl. Henery, Peter Hunter, Frederick Fleet, 
Mr. Legit, James Willson, Herman Shuniman, Richd. Hawkins, John 
Member. Martin Bakeman, William Phillips; 1731, John Pettinger ; 1732, 
John Campbell, John Bodine. 

1741, Oct. 26. Petition of Maynard Burt, gent, who has "come over 
to this country, having intelligence that the said John Mills has gone a 
common soldier to the West Indies without rendering an account of his 
administration, etc." Same day administration of estate granted to May- 
nard Burt, of Perth Amboy, gent., and brother of Benjamin Burt, deceased. 
Fellow bondsman — Philip Kearney. "No administration granted on this 
to my knowledge, this 26 Mar., 1742." (On back of bond). Witnesses — 
Sam. Nevill, Jno. Barton. Lib. D, p. 102. 

174S-9, Feb. 11. Burt, Joseph, of Hopewell Township, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. W T ife, Mary. Son, Joseph when of age, to have planta- 
tion where testator lived. Proceeds from personal estate to five 
daughters — Margaret, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary and Deborah, when 
aged eighteen years. Wife to have use of plantation during widow- 
hood, until Joseph is of age. Son, Richard. Executors — wife, and 
friend and brother, Jacob Reeder. Witnesses — Thomas Hunt, Adam 
Egee, Edward Cooper. Proved Nov. 4, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 349. 

1749, August 16. Inventory of estate (£151.15.9), includes library, 
£1.3.0 ; gun and sword. Made by Robert Combs and Thomas Hunt. 

1763, Dec. 16. Account of Jacob Reeder, surviving executor of will of 
Joseph Burt, mentions cash paid to Dr. John Bellard, Thomas Hunt, Tim- 
othy Allen, Samuel Hunt, John Rous. George Corwine, Peter Pain, Esther 
Corwine, Andrew Smith, Richard Stockton, Edward Cooper, Thomas Whit- 
son and Elizabeth, his wife being a legatee, Josiah Howell and Margret 
his wife, a legatee. 

1739, May 29. Bustill, Samuel, of City of Burlington, atty-at-law; 
will of. Daughters — Sarah Ann and Mary. Grandaughter — Grace 
Bustill. Sister — Unity White, dec. Negroes — Dina, Parthenia, Hes- 
ter, Cyrus and Cato. Bonds due from Daniel Grandines, of Monmouth 
Co., atty-at-law, and John Pledger, of Salem, Esq. Land in Bristol, 
Bucks Co., Penna., near the Quaker Meeting House. Executors— 7 
wife, Grace, daughter, Sarah Ann, and friend, John Coxe; the latter 
to be guardian of two daughters. Witnesses — Peter Baynton, Sr., 
Dr. Thos. Shaw, Cha. Read, Esq. Proved Oct. 7, 1742. Lib. 4, p. 336. 

1739, Aufs;. 31. Bustill, Samuel, Jur., of Burlington, merchant. 
Administration granted to Elizabeth Bustill, widow. Thomas Budd, 



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of Burlington, cooper, and Isaac Pearson, of same, clockmaker, fel- 
low bondsmen. Lib. 4, p. 199. 
1740, Aug. 31. Inventory of the personal estate, £178.10.6 ; made by 
Sam'l Scattergood and Nathan Lovett. 

1729, 7th day, 2nd mo. (April). Butcher, John, of Springfield, Bur- 
lington Co.; will of. Daughter, Damaris, lot joining Jonathan Wright. 
Daughter, Rebecca Ridgway. Son, John. Katharin, dau. of John 
Butcher, and Mary, dau. of Job Ridgway, lot adjoining Henry 
Clothier. Executors — friends Edward Barton and John Harvey. Wit- 
nesses — James Thomson, Richard Ridgway, John Craig. Proved Dec. 
5, 1737, at which time Edward Barton is deceased. Lib. 4, p. 124. 

1748, Sept. 10. Butoher, John, Junior, of City of Burlington, Inn- 
holder. Administration granted to Mary Butcher, widow. Job Ridg- 
way, of Springfield, yeoman, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. 6, p. 329; Lib. 7, p. 94. 

1745-6, Jan. 29. Butcher, Samuel, Jr., of Evesham, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, all estate, real and personal, for bringing up of daus., 
Patience and Phebe. Executors — friend, James Cattell, and bro., 
Joseph Butcher. Witnesses — Michael Linch, Sarah Pond, Gab. Blond. 
Proved Feb. 17, 1745. Lib. 5, p. 225. 

1745-6, Feb. 15. Inventory of personal estate, £107.7 ; made by John 
Ecans and Abram Evans. 

174S, Sept. 30. Butler, Jane, of Newtown, Queens Co., Long Island. 
Bond of Thomas Butler, of Westchester, New York, to be administra- 
tor on the estate of his mother. Gerardus Drake, fellow bondsman. 

Essex Wills, Lib. E, p. 213. 

1748, Sept. 30. Inventory of personal estate, incl. a negro wench in 
the hands of Matthew Williamson, to whom John Rolfe, Esq., claims some 
title, but agrees to pay £42 to the administrator. 

1749, Sept. 20. Thomas Butler, of Westchester, forwards £10 to pay 
for letters of administration and other charges. 

1748-9, Feb. 6. Butler, John, of Mansfield, Burlington U., will of. 
Wife, Mary, to have all estate, real and personal, save a few cattle 
and that for dau., Mary Roberts. Executors — wife, and friend and 
son-in-law, John Deleplane. Witnesses — Thos. Leonard, William Par- 
sons, Rob. Field. Proved Feb. 20, 1748. Lib. 6, p. 31. 

1748-9, Feb. 16. Inventory of personal estate, £55.17 ; made by Isaac 
Horner and Rob. Field. 

1746-7, Jan. 29. Butler, Obadiah, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. In- 
ventory of the estate, £185.17.1, made by Amos White and Jarius 
Hance. 

1746-7, Feb. 2. Hannah Butler, of Shrewsbury, the widow, makes choice 
of Daniel Butler of same Township and county, cooper. Witnesses — 
David Croowly and Benjamin Walcott, Jr. 

1746-7, Feb. 5. Bond of Daniel Butler as administrator of the estate; 
Jarius Hance, of same place, cordwainer, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. D, p. 448. 

1748, Nov. 27. Butterwort, James, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Katherine. Son James Butterwort. Daughters — 
Elinor, Francis and Kathrine Butterwortt. Executors — Son, James 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I73O-I750 8l 

Butterwortt, and Samuel Linch. Proved 3 Dec, 1748. Witnesses — 
Peter Derickson, Thomas Pasenes (Parsons), Robt. Howard. 

1748, Dec. 8. Jacob Corwaluson administered on estate of James But- 
terwort, with will of said Butterwort annexed. Bondsman — Robt. How- 
ard. Witness — Samuel Whitehorne. Salem Wills, 790 Q. 

1748, Dec. 7. Inventory (£70.19.3), includes sheep, oxen, and cattle. 
Appraisers — Robt. Howard, Thomas Pasenes (Parsons). 

1750, Aug. 26. Butterwort, James, of Salem County. Int. Admr., 
Jacob Cornealuson. Bondsman — Thomas Tussey. Both of Penns 
Neck. Lib. 7, p. 27. 

1750, Aug. 20. Inventory, £8.0.11. Appraisers — Robt. Howard, Thomas 
Tussey. 

1745, April 8. Butterworth, John, of Deptford Township, Glou- 
cester Co. Int. Admx., Ester Butterworth, widow, of same place. 
William Arill and Peter Rambo, fellow bondsmen. Witness — John 
Budd. Lib. 5, p. 108. 

1745, April 9 and 10. Inventory, £103.04.02. Appraisers — Peter Rambo, 
William Arrell, Jun. Signed "Hester Butterworth." 

1748-9, March 3. Buyce (Boyce, Boiee), John, of Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Children — John, George, Mary (wife of Matthias 
Smock), Angeltie, Syntje and Catherine. Granddaughter — Sintje, 
daughter of son Jacob, deceased, a minor. Land bought of Aria 
Booram. Executors — wife, Syntje, and sons, John and George Boyce. 
Witnesses — George Buyce, Cornelius Bice, and B. Lagrange. Proved 
Sept. 27, 1749. Lib. E, p. 332. 

1749, April 14. Inventory of estate, £610.19.7 ; made by Hend. Fisher 
and George Buys. 

1725, May 26. Byerly, Thomas, Esq., of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Land purchased Jan. 26, 1705, of Nathan Tilson and Jon- 
athan Johnson, both of the Inner Temple, London, gentlemen, in 
partnership with Robert Parker, Esq., of Grays Inn, Middlesex Co., 
Great Britain. Sisters — Margaret (widow of Bradwarthen Tindale, 
Esq.), Clare, Elizabeth, Arrabella and Catherine Byerly. Children 
of brother, Robert Byerly, deceased, viz., Robert, Phillip, Ann, Eliz- 
abeth, and Mary Byerly. To Church at Perth Amboy handsome pulpit 
cloth and cushion with an altar cloth, "my coat-of-arms to be 
wrought in each of them, with T. B. in cypher." Executors — Joseph 
Murray, of New York City, and John Kinsey, Junr., of Woodbridge, 
attorney. Witnesses — David Stewart, Margaret Dagworthy, Eliza 
Parker. 

1725, June 1. Codicil — Friend, Thomas Jackson, £50. Witnesses — 
Edward Hart, Joseph Bonny, Robert Mannering. Proved March 27, 
1733. Lib. B, p. 447. 

1745, June 28. Caldwell, Hugh, of Township of Deptford, Glou- 
cester Co. Daughter, Jean, not of age. Sister, Jennet Mefall. Wife's 
son, William Cox, and her daughter, Hannah Cox. Sole executrix — 
wife. Witnesses — John Brown, John Wood, Gabriel Rambo. Proved 
19 July, 1745. Lib. 5, p. 176. 

1745, July 16. Inventory (£338.8.9) includes 6 cows, 2 pair of oxen, 
1 boat, 1 canoe, and field of green tobacco. Appraisers — Alexr. Randall, 
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i74i»-."»o. Feb. 2*. Callahan (Kelataan), John, of Perms Neck, Sulem 
Co., farmer; will of. "Wife. Margrat, <-x(>eutrix. Children — Marey, 
John and Margrat. Witnesses — Alen Congelton, Jane Congelton, 
James Barkley. Proved 3 Sept., 17r,n. Lib. 6, p. 410. 

L7B0, A.Ug. 25. Inventory (£164.15.3.) of John Callahan, husbandman, 
Includes Riding horse, oxen and cattle. Appraisers — Samuel Whitehorne, 
Alen Congelton. 

l7.%o, Oct. 29. Callahan, Margaret, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
willow : will of. "For the settling of my estate which is the third 
part of the estate of John Calahan, my husband, I give my son, John, 
minor," etc. Daughters — Catharine Strong, Mary, and .Margaret Calla- 
han. Executor — Alen Congleton. Witnesses — Jane Groome, Solomon 
Almon, Samuel Whitehorne. Proved 15 Jany., 1750. Lib. 6, p. 397. 

Inventory. £150.12.8. Appraisers — Joseph Elvvell, Saml. W r hitehorne. 

1739, Oct. 24. Camfleld (Canfield), Rachel, of Essex Co., about 16 
years of age. Bond of Nathaniel Wheeler, Junr., as guardian. Na- 
thaniel Wheeler, Senr., fellow bondsman, both of Newark. Witness — 
Thomas Clark. Lib. C p. 393. 

1743, Deo. 3. Camp, John, of Cape May County. Int. Administra- 
tors — Elenor Camp and Daniel Ingersol (Engersol). Fellow bonds- 
man, Peter Scull. All of Cape May County. Witnesses — Henry Young, 
Nathan Geldin, Samuel Everson. Cape May Wills, 108E. 

1743, Dec. 2. Inventory of personal estate (£129.6.0) includes 7 cows, 
and calves. "44 galens of Rum and 7 galens of melases, 14 pounds of 
suger" ; note of Johnasson and Elias Sampels, bond from John Champion, 
note from Elias Champion, "in E Lyas Gaudy hands." Appraisers — Peter 
Scull, Nathan Geldin (or Goldin). 

1732, March IS. Campbell, Archibald, of New York, merchant; will 
of. Daughter, Mary, a minor. Cousins — John and Jannet Campbell, 
children of my deceased uncle, Capt. Dugald Campbell, both under 
age. Land in Orange and Ulster Counties, in the Minnisink Patent. 
Executors — wife, Mary Campbell, and friends, John Lemonted and 
William Jamison. Witnesses — Simeon Sonmaion, Joseph Haynes. 
Proved Jan. 15, 1735. Lib. C, p. 59. 

1734, Oct. 19. Campbell, Dusal, of W T oodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Children — Dugel, Neile, Rachel, and Anne Campbell, all under 
age. Lands bought of Joseph Gillman, Thomas Pike, Moses Bishop, 
William Mackdaniel, James Brown, and Jonathan Dunham. Execu- 
tors — wife, Rodey, William Mackdaniel of Woodbridge, and Neil 
Campbell of Piscataqua. Witnesses — Samuel Ayres, John Campbell, 
Wm. Sharp, Jr. Proved Dec. 2, 1734. Lib. B, p. 583. 

1733, April IS. Campbell, John Sr., of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., 
mason; will of. Wife, Mary. Children — John, Duglas, James, Mar- 
garet, Janet, Ann, Neill. Executors — wife, and son James. Wit- 
nesses — Joseph Ayers, William Mackdaniel (one other name un- 
decipherable). Proved April 18, 1733. Lib. B, p. 297. 

1748, Nov. 11. Campbell, Peter, of Cumberland Co.; will of. Wife, 
Mary. Sons — Robert and William Campbell. Sole executor — Son, 
Robert. Witnesses — John Champion, Uriah Wheaton. Proved 23 
Feb., 1748-9. (Sworn at Cape May). Lib. 6, p. 68. 



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1748-9, Jan. 12. Inventory of personal estate (£49.7.5) includes notes 
from John Bond, Thos. and John Edwards; account against William Scan- 
lun, Charles Loyd, John Veal. Appraisers — John Champion. Lawrence 
Petterson, Senr. 

1750, April 30. Campbell, Robert, late of "Tokehow," Cumberland 
Co. Int. Adminx., Mary Bell, of Maurice River, widow. Fellow 
bondsman — Lowerance Peterson of same place. Witnesses — Stephen 
Ayers, Elias Cotting. 

1750, April 20. Inventory of personal estate, £30.19.6. Appraisers — 
Lowrance Peterson, John Comppion (signed "John Chapion"). 

Cumberland Wills, 56 F. 

1745, Deo, 2. Canfield, Abiel, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Joanna. Son — Abiel, under age. Nephew, Jabez Canfield. Sisters — 
Bethya Wheeler, Rachel Cutler. Lands devised to me in will of 
father, joining lands of Uzal Ward, John Harrison, David Ward. 
Executors — brother, Ebenezer Canfield, and Isaac Lyon. Witnesses — 
Caleb Wheler, Isaac Ogden, David Ogden. Proved Feb. 14, 1745-6. 

1745-6, Feb. 13. Ebenezer Canfield refuses to accept the executorship. 

Lib. D, p. 364. 

1738, Oct. 14. Canfield, Benjamin, of Newark, Essex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Son, Jabez Canfield, under age. Sword which was my 

father's. Land joining lands of Crane, James Nutman, Israel 

Canfield, Daniel Tichnor; land willed me by my father, Joseph Can- 
field, in his will dated Dec. 6, 1733; land in the Great Neck, joining 
lands of Moses Ball, John Ogden, Mr. Pierson. Wife, Mehetabell, sole 
executrix. Witnesses — Wm. Turner, Joseph Truman, Thos. Jack- 
man. Proved Oct. 23, 1738. Lib. C, p. 216. 

1744, April 24. Canfield. Israel, of Newark, Essex Co., shoemaker; 
w T ill of. Children — Phebe Bruen, Abigail Beach, Hannah Ward, Sarah, 
Thomas, David, Ephraim, Israel, and Abraham. Meadow, called Lud- 
dington, by Wheeler Creek; also club meadow; lands called Chestnut 
Hill and Tompkins Point. Ephraim, when of age, to pay £10 for 
maintenance of Presbyterian Ministry. Executors — wife, Sarah, and 
eldest son, Thomas. Witnesses — Nathaniel Johnson, Silas Halsey, 
David Bostwick. Proved Sept. 24, 1744. Lib. D, p. 178. 

1733, Dee. 8. Canfield (Camfield), Joseph, of Newark, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Children — Benjamin (to have my sword), Ebenezer, 
Abiell, Bethyah and Rachell. Daughter, Bethyah, to have all things 
given her by deed of gift March 15, 1721. Lands joining lands of 
James Nuttman, John Ogden, Mr. Pierson, Israel Canfield, Daniell 
Tichiner, and Creane; also lands joining lands of John Harri- 
son, John Wall, Mr. John Plum, Joseph Rogers; land on Maple Is- 
land Creek. Executors — son, Benjamin, and friend, John Crane. Wit- 
nesses — Jno. Cooper, Joseph Riggs, Junr., Abyah Olive. Proved Jan. 
10, 1733-4. Lib. B, p. 490. 

1733-4, March 4. Inventory of personal estate, £237.07.10, made by S. 
Cooper, Thomas Longworth. 

1745-6, Feb. 7. Carhart, Robert, of Monmouth Co. W T illiam and 
Mary Robertson renounce right of administration on estate to Richard 
Franses. 

1745-6, Feb. 15. Bond of Richard Franses of Monmouth County mer- 
chant, principal creditor, as administrator of the estate. Charles Morgan 



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of Middlesex County, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Witnessed by David 
Robertson. Lib. D, p. 360. 

, , — . Inventory of the estate (£30.14.10), incl. 37 books; 

made by Arthur Brown, Jarrett Wall and John Brown. Filed February 
15, 1745-6. 

1732, Nov. 19. Carlnton (CnrrlnKton), John, of Newark, Essex Co.; 
nuncupative will. Directs that John Meadliss, Joseph Bruin, Samuel 
Ailing and James Keen take charge of his estate, and for their trouble 
to have one equal third part of the remainder, after sending two- 
thirds to the four children of his sister in England; if they cannot be 
located, to go towards founding a school for poor children in New- 
ark. Witnesses — Jonathan Sergeant, Thomas Eagles, Hanah Mead- 
liss. Proved Dec. 18, 1732. Lib. B, p. 359. 

1732-3, Feb. 1. Administration granted to John Meedliss, Joseph Bruen, 
Samuel Ailing and James Keen. 

1732-3, Jan. 18. Inventory of personal estate, (£236.00.08), incl. debts 
due by widow Hanah Carrinton, deceased, and the widow, Mary Crane ; 
made by Samuell Farrand, John Cooper. 

1744, Nov. 15. Above inventory appraised by Samuel Farrand in con- 
junction with John Cooper, Esq. who is since deceased. Second appraise- 
ment includes bonds of Wm. Grant, John Hendrick and Sam'll Dod. 

1746, May 22. Accompt of administrators showing payments to Doctor 
Powell, Timothy Shelly, John Stiles, Joseph Johnson, John Low, John 
Harrison. Joseph Webb, Samuel Cooper, Cornelius Beard, Thomas Lyon, 
David Ogden, Benjamin Canfield, Thomas Sergeant, John Bruin, Thos. 
Ailing, Robert Ward. Timothy Ward, Jonathan Crane, Samuel Plum, 
Widow Curry, Garshum Gardner, Nath'll Wheeler, Sam'll Farrand, John 
Crane. Thomas Davis, Solomon Boile, Isaac Bonnell, Dan'll Crane, David 
Young, Nath'll Bowers, Jonathan Ward, David Ward, Peregrine Santford, 
John Morris, John Hambleton ; debts due from James Souter, William 
Shours, Philip Harris, John Bartlett, Messrs. Lattough and Haines, Atto'ys 
for residuary legatees, William Harris. 

1732-3, Jan. 20. Carl, Jonas (Jonah), of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. 
Hanah Carl, of Elizabeth Town, desires that her father, Joannis 
Vanwinkle, be appointed administrator on estate of her husband. 
Witness — John Blanchard. 

1732-3, Jan. 22. Administration granted to John Van Wyncle. John 
Decamp and John Blanchard, fellow bondsmen, both yeomen. 

Lib. B, p. 350. 

1732-3, Jan. 31. Inventory of personal estate, £59.04.00; made by Ben- 
jamin Pettit, John Blanchard. 

1739, March 14. Carle, Sarah, of Salem Co., widow. Int. Admrs., 
Benoni Dare and Jeremiah Fifthian. Bondsman — Nicholas Gibbon, 
Salem County, gent. Witness — John Hopkins. Lib. 4, p. 199. 

1739, March 18. Inventory, £27.7.5. Appraisers — Nicholas Gibbon, 
Andw. Gardner. 

1744, March 20. Carllle, John, of City of Burlington, carpenter; 
will of. Mother, Mary Carlile. Wife, Anne, sole executrix and resi- 
duary legatee of estate. Witnesses — Thomas Shaw, Chris'er Wether- 
Ill, Abigail Mason. Proved May 1, 1745. Lib. 5, p. 120. 

1739, March 17. Carll, Ablel, Sr„ of Salem County, yeoman. Int. 



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Admr., Abiel Carle, gent. Bondsmen — Benjamin Cripps, William 
Tufte; all of Salem. Witnesses — Jon. Smith, Junr., Dan. Mestayer. 

Lib. 4, p. 223. 
1739, March 19. Inventory, £26.19.11. Appraisers — Andw. Gardiner, 
William Tufte. 

1739, March 14. (aril, Sarah, late of Salem Co., widow. Adminis- 
tration granted to Benoni Dare and Jeremiah Fithian. Nicholas Gib- 
bons, fellow bondsman, gent. Lib. 4, p. 199. 

1739, March 18. Inventory of personal estate, £27.7.5 ; made by Nichs. 
Gibbon and Andw. Gardiner. 

1744, Aug. 25. Carman, Caleb, of Hopewell Township, Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman, "being sick;" will of. Plantation where testator lived 
and all personal estate, except a mare colt belonging to the mare 
called the Potomack mare, to wife Abigail during widowhood, and 
then to his son, Jonathan, a minor. If Jonathan shall die under age, 
estate to testator's son John, and all his daughters then living. 
Sons, Samuel and Jasper, plantation in Morris County. Executors — 
wife and Jonathan Foreman, of Hopewell. Witnesses — John Fidler, 
Joseph Price and Christopher Search. Proved October 6, 1744. Exe- 
cutors — Abigail Carman and Jonathan Furman. Lib. 5, p. 48. 

1741, Nov. 24. Carman, John, of Middletown. Renunciation of right 
of administration by the widow, Martha Carman, in favor of "my 
beloved brothers, Joseph Carman and John Dorsett." Witnessed by 
Samuel Jobs, Jr. Lib. C, p. 466. 

1741, Nov. 28. Bond of Joseph Carman, yeoman, of Middletown, as 
administrator. John Dorset, of Middletown, yeoman, and Thomas Rat- 
toone. of Perth Amboy, cordwainer, fellow bondsmen. 

1741, Nov. 17. Inventory of estate, £89.13.8%, made by Cornelius 
Dooren, Jarratt Wall and Joseph Smith. 

1748-9. Mar. 9. Account of estate by the administrators mentions 
bonds of Jacob Covenhoven and John Langdon. 

1728, Aus. 20. Carman, Samuel, of Middletown Township, Mon- 
mouth Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah. Children — John, Timothy, 
Hannah Langlun and Richard. Executors — sons John and Timothy, 
who are to sell testator's plantation on Long Island called Hungry 
Harbour. To said sons is devised a patent right to land in Hempstead 
Township on Long Island. Witnesses — Richard and Jonathan Stout, 
and Robert Dodsworth. Proved December 15, 1729. Lib. B, p. 257. 

1736, Aug-. 19. Carman, Timothy, of Little Eggharbour, Burlington 
Co., yeoman. Administration granted to Ann Carman, widow. Wil- 
liam Pettit, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Lib. 4, p. 71. 

1736, Aug. — . Inventory of personal estate, £93.3.11 ; made by John 
Burr and Thomas Marshall, includes note of John Carman. 

1737, Sept. 29. Account of Peter Risley and Ann, his wife, formerly 
widow and administratrix of Timothy Carman, showing payments to 
the Coroner and his jury "the fees on view'g the body of the dec'd, who 
was drown'd," and debts due to Jon. Bryan, Thos. Marshall, Peter Cav- 
alier, Maham Southwick, Marg't Manns, John Caine, Catherine Peirce, 
Thos. Griffe, Robert White, Thos. Mark, Abraham Bryan, Benj'n Carman, 
and Jon. Carman. 



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1745-6, .Inn. 2». Camion, Samuel, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Margaret Carmen. Children — Stephen, Sam- 
uel and Abigail Carmen, all under age. Executor — father, Richard 
Carmen. Real and personal estate. Witnesses — Ebenezer Saltar, 
James Moores, Nugient Kelly. Proved June 16, 1747. Lib. E, p. 55. 

1745-6, Mar. 17. Inventory of personal estate, £118 ; made by Timothy 
Bloomfield and Zedekiah Bonham, all of Woodbridge. Witness — Richard 
Carmen. 

1745, Aug. 1«. Carmer, Nicholas, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., 
mariner; will of. Children — Thomas, Frederick, Henry, Nicholas, 
and Mary, all under age. Expected child. Real and personal estate. 
Executors — wife, Aeltie, and father, Henry Carmer, of New York 
City mariner. Witnesses — Wm. Farquahar, Jno. Van Norden, James 
Lyne. Proved Aug. 23, 1745. Lib. D, p. 317. 

1739, May 24. Carpenter, Hope, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Children — Edward, Hope, James (at 21 years), Phebe 
Ross, Jane, Mary, Rachel and Hanah Carpenter. Land joining lands 
of Samuel Lum, deceased, and John Porter. Executors — wife, Mary, 
and friend, James Crane. Witnesses — Jeremiah Crane, Jno. Osborn, 
Susanah Crane. Proved April 24, 1740. Lib. C, p. 333. 

1740, April 24. Inventory of personal estate, £100.04.06 ; sworn to by 
executors. 

1744, Oct. 1. Carpenter, John, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., hus- 
bandman, "being sick;" will of. Wife, Mary. Son, John, one half 
of farm in Hopewell, bounded by land of Timothy Titus, Jr., Charles 
Huff, Joseph Moore. Other half to son, Hezekiah, bounded by road 
to Trenton, etc. Daughters, Sarah and Mary, when of age or at 
marriage, one acre of land in Trenton, bounded by Henry Carter, 
Joseph Green and William Surman. Sons, when aged 16 to be ap- 
prenticed. Executors — wife, Mary, and her father, Major Ralph 
Hart. Witnesses — Ralph Hart, Jr., Jeremiah Woolsey, David Cowell. 
Proved April 2, 1745. Lib. 5, p. 114. 

1732, Not. 30. Carre, Louis, of Allentown, Upper Freehold town- 
ship, Monmouth Co., merchant; will of. Wife, Margaret, to receive 
negroes, etc. Son, Louis, under age, a sword, negro called Paris, etc. 
Executors — wife; father, Lewis Carre; brother, John Lewis Pintard, 
and friend, Isaac Stelle. Witnesses — Thomas Parks, Moses Robins, 
Junior, and Isaac Stelle. Proved Dec. 21, 1732. Lib. B, p. 355. 

1732, Aug. 23. Carroll, Henry, of Salem Co., labourer; will of. 
Friend, Henry Warrington, two gold rings and a silver snuff box in 
custody of Frances Dunlap. Francis Hogshead to pay James Eld- 
ridge. Legacies to John Warrington, William Reynolds, Thomas 
Moore. Witnesses — Benjamin Baxter and James Dole. ( Not proved). 

1732, Sept. 6. Bond of Henry Warrington, yeoman, of Chester, Bur- 
lington Co, as administrator. Joseph Rockhill, innholder, of Burlington, 
fellow bondsman. (Burlington), Lib. 3, p. 212. 

1732, Sept. 19. Inventory of personal estate, £19.6.3 ; made by Joseph 
Stokes and Thomas Hackney. 

1733, Oct. 9. Account of Henry Warrington on estate of "Henry Car- 
rallee," late of Chester, Burlington Co., showing debts paid to James Eld- 
ridge and Thomas Moor. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I73O-I75O 87 

1747, Dec. 24. ( arrui hers. James, late of Salem Co. Bond of Sam- 
uel Holmes as administrator. Andrew Gardiner, of Salem Town, fel- 
low bondsman. Lib. 5, p. 424. 

1748, April 18. Inventory of personal estate, £188.17.0 ; made by 
Anani's Sayre and Ebenezer Miller. 

1747, Dec. 23. Lydia Caruthers, widow, renounces administration in 
favour of Samuel Homes, Esq., of Greenwich. 

1748, Oct. 1. Carter, Barnabas, of Hanover, Morris Co., gentle- 
man; will of. Sons — Barnabus (executor), Benjamin (executor), Luke 
and Nathaniel. Daughter — Mary Wines. Grandchildren — Susannah, 
Sarah (not 18), and Simon Hall. Meadows on Passiack River and a 
grist mill. Witnesses — Jeremiah Genung, Stephen Ward. Proved 19 
Oct., 1748. Lib. 5, p. 548. 

1748, April 26. Carter, Henry, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., car- 
penter, being sick; will of. Wife, Hannah, one-third of house and lot 
in Trenton where testator lived, until youngest children are 21. Son, 
William, £5 when house is sold, and profits from half of said house 
and lot which testator purchased from David Cowell. House in 
Philadelphia. Other children — Susannah Chambers, Henry, Hannah, 
Spencer and Ann Carter. Executors — wife, Hannah, and testator's 
brother, Joseph Yard. Witnesses — Arthur Howell, William Surman 
(Quaker), and Sarah Surman (or Sarman). Proved October 2, 1750. 

Lib. 6, p. 428. 

1748, March 29. Carter, Samuel, of Essex Co. Bond of Annah 
Carter, widow, as administratrix. Benjamin Carter and Benjamin 
Perkins, fellow bondsmen. Witness — Isaac Browne. Lib. E, p. 200. 

1748, Aug. 2. Inventory of personal estate (£26.04.03), incl. notes from 
John Carter, Sam'll Samson, Benj. Carter, Daniel Cogswell ; made by 
Nathaniell Bonnell and Daniel Day. 

1746, Oct. 27. Carter, William, of Essex Co. Expenses distributed 
by Mary Carter, administratrix, amounting to £9.06.03. 

1746, Nov. 21. Bond of Mary Carter, spinster, as administratrix, on the 
estate of her brother. John Gould and Thomas Woodruff, yeoman, fel- 
low bondsmen. Lib. D, p. 437. 

1746-7, Feb. 25. Mary Carter received from Capt. Henery Arnold, as 
the property of her brother, £68.19. Witnesses — Amos Williams and Daniel 
Taylor. 

1749, Dec. 26. Carter, William, late of Fairfield Township, Cum- 
berland Co. Int. AdVnr., Alexander Moore, of Deerfield Township, 
shopkeeper. Bondsman — James Ayers, of same place. Witnesses — 
Phinehas Carll, Elias Cotting. Cumberland Wills, 30F. 

1743, Nov. 17. Carty, Felix, of Burlington Co. Inventory of per- 
sonal estate, £34.2.9; made by William Murrell and Samuel Hall. 

1743, Dec. 3. Administration granted to Oliver Carty ; Paul Brad- 
shaw, fellow bondsman, both of Northampton, yeomen. 

1747, Dec. 24. Caruthers, James, of Salem Co. Int. Admr., Samuel 
Holms. Bondsman — Andrew Gardiner, of the same place. Witness — 
Edward Test. Lib. 5, p. 424. 

1747, Dec. 23. Renunciation of Lydia Caruthers (relict) in favor of 
Samuel Homes, Esq., of Greenwich. 



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1748. April 18. Inventory (£188.17) Includes "Cheany Delfe" and 6 
sliver spoons, gun and sword. Appraisers — Anani's Sayre, Ebenezer Mil- 
ler. 

1741-11. Jan. 11. Cnrvil, William, of Shrewsbury, yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Grace, executrix. £5 "to the little boy, John Cramor," and £5 "to 
the little boy, William, that lives with me, if they abide with me," 
till they are of age. Witnesses — James and Joanna Gibbins and Jean 
Parkins. Proved Sept. 25, 1742. Lib. C, p. 552. 

1744, Jan. 19. Caseby, Rrndway, son of Edward Caseby, of Salem 
County, ward. (Nothing further). Lib. 5, p. 76. 

1733, Nov. 14. Casperson, Johannes, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Children — John, Susanah, Catren Enlowes, Marey 
Boerd, Rebecca, Tobias, Anthony. Real and personal estate. Exe- 
cutors — son, Tobias, and Thomas Miles, of Penns Neck. Witnesses — 
Jeremiah Baker, Lillus Baker, Solomon Olmon. Proved Jan. 28, 
1733-4. Lib. 3, p. 390. 

1733-4, Jan. 28. Thomas Miles declines executorship. Witnesses — John 
Eaton and Jeremiah Baker. Inventory of personal estate, £68.10.9 ; made 
by Henry Wallas and John Eaton. 

1734, April 30. Casperson, Tobias, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. 
Admx., Judith Casperson, widow. Bondsmen — Peter Enlow, Anthony 
Casperson, of said county. Witness — Tho. Miles. Lib. 3, p. 410. 

1734, April 29. Inventory (£123.17. y 2 ) includes armour, riding horse, 
cattle, crop on the ground and "keeping Henry Vandivere 4 years." Ap- 
praisers — Peter Enlows, Thos. Miles. 

1747, Feb. 8. Casson, William, of Deptford, Gloucester Co. Int. 
Admx., Jane Casson, widow. Gabriel Rambo, blacksmith, bondsman. 
Both of same county. Witness — Isaac Stephens, John Ladd. Signed 
"Jean Corseon." Lib. 6, p. 14. 

1747, Jany. 25. Inventory, £29.05.0614. Appraisers — Isaac Stephens, 
Richard West. 

1733, June 8. Cataline (Casterline), Barnet. Administration grant- 
ed to Jennet Parker, principal creditor. Lib. B, p. 308. 

1730-1, 12 mo. (Feb.), 23 da. Cattell, Jonas, of Deptford Township, 
Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of. Son James, land on the northeasterly 
side of the Run, he to pay £10 to his sister Hannah when she will be 
21. Son, William, the plantation I live on, he to pay £40 to my son 
Jonas in five years after said William arrives at 21. Executors — 
wife, Mary, and Joseph Tomlinson. Witnesses — James Dilkes, John 
Dilkes, Const. Wood. Proved 20 April, 1731. Lib. 3, p. 124. 

1730-1, 1 mo. (Mar.), 11 da. Inventory (£261.14.1%), includes large 
Bible, 14 cows, 4 oxen, 6 young cattle. Appraisers — Jonathan Ladd, Con- 
stantine Wood. 

1747, Aug. 25. Cawood (Canod), Thomas, Sen'r, of Perth Amboy, 
Middlesex Co.; will of. Children — Thomas, Benjamin (under age), 
Sarah Letts, Phebe and Sarah. Real and personal estate. Executors 
— son, Thomas, and friend, Samuel Foord. Witnesses — Abigail Brown, 
William Kent, Oswald Foord. Proved Sept. 14, 1747. Lib. E, p. 79. 



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1747, Sept. 25. Inventory of personal estate, £69.10.7 ; made by Oswald 
Foord and David Kent. 

1739, Nov. 27. Chamberlain, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. 
Bond of Rebecca Chamberlain, widow, as administratrix. John Mor- 
ris, of Shrewsbury, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Lib. C, p. 298. 

1741, Dec. 16. Chambers, James, of New Windsor, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Sons — John, Robert, Elijah and Abijah, all under 
age. Land purchased of John Porterfield. Personal estate. Exe- 
cutors — wife, Phebe, and brothers, Robert and Joseph Chambers. 
Witnesses — Francis Chambers, Sarah Chambers, Mary Chambers. 
Proved Nov. 16, 1748. 

1748, Dec. 1. Letters testamentary granted to Robert and Joseph 
Chambers, the surviving executors. Lib. 5, p. 545. 

1733, April 7. Chambers, John, Sr., of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman. Eldest son, John, land whereon he lives, south of the Ale- 
wife brook and north of highway to Little Silver Neck, joining Peter 
White. Daughter, Patience Wainwright, land testator lives on and 
land below Lippincott's meadow, west of Content Bills and David 
Allen, both lots on Narrawatticund Neck. Son, Josiah Chambers, 
"non compos mentis." Son-in-law, Thomas Wainwright, husband of 
daughter Patience. Grandson, John Wainwright. Executors — son, 
John, and son-in-law, Thomas Wainwright. Witnesses — Joseph Park- 
er, Jean West and Jacob Dennis. Proved May 4, 1733. Lib. B, p. 458. 

1749, April 19. Chambers, John, of Chester, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. "Being in advanced age." Grandson, John Chambers, 
106 acres, 6 of them adjoining Jacob Lippincott, he paying his brother 
William and sister Mary each £10. Daughters — Ann, Sarah Erwin, 
Elizabeth Le Coney and Rebecca Walker. Children of my dau., 
Martha and her husband, Patrick Jones. Daughter, Ann, sole exe- 
cutrix. Witnesses — Thomas Worinton, Mary Worinton, Gab. Blond. 
Proved Nov. 9, 1749. 

1749, Nov. 8. Inventory of personal estate, £66.1.4 ; made by Joseph 
Stokes and John Rudderow. Burlington Wills, 4421C. 

1731, June 23. Chambers, Richard, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. 
Administration granted to Ann Chambers, the relict. Lib. B, p. 102. 

1731, May 25. Inventory of personal estate, £208.03.6, incl. a sloop and 
rigging ; made by Stoffel Langstraat, Philip Edwards and William Brin- 
ley. 

1750, Feb. 12. Chambles, James, of Salem Co. Int. Admr., Erasmus 
Fetters of Elsenburrough, said County, yeoman. Witness — Nichl. 
Gibbon. Lib. 8, p. 160. 

1749, Sept. 20. Inventory (£406.12.0) includes farming stock. Ap- 
praisers — Thos. Hancock, Nathaniel Chambless. 

1755, May 9, filed in the file of 1750. Account showing names of William 
Siddons, John Hale, Jonah Scogging, William Adams, Nathaniel Chamless, 
Grace Maron, Edmund Test, Daniel Hudey, John Stewart, Margaret Eaton, 
John Ware, William Tufte, Edward Draper, Peter Davey, William Crow, 
John Whittal, Erasmus Fetters, William Barker, Aaron Broadway, John 
Thompson, John Evins, John Andrews, Nichl. Gibbons, Marg. Galaspy, 
Elizabeth Dare, Jonah They, Richard Wister, Joshua Hale, Roberts 

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90 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

Walker. Peter Bryanbury, Thomas Handly, Samuel McClening, Marlln 
McGraugh, John Test, John Acton, Henry Hale, Joseph Sharp, William 
Finn, William Goodwin. 

1760, Dee. 11. Champion. Elian, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 
Co., "Gentel." "My four sons to have £10 a piece." Oldest son, Thom- 
as, lands. Remainder of estate to wife to bring up the children. A 
heifer to William Gerel. Executor — John Ireland. Witnesses — George 
Drummond, John Wetherbe, Ruth Irland. Proved 23 Jany., 1750. 

Lib. 7, p. 371. 

1750-1, Mar. 6. Inventory (£121.9.3) includes cattle and oxen. Ap- 
praisers — James Somers, George Drummond. 

1733, 18th day, 10th mo. (Dec). Champion, Mathew, of Town and 
Co. of Burlington, yeoman; will of. Cousins — James Dent, of Thorne, 
Co. of York, Great Britain; Hannah Knight, of Winteringham, near 
Thelby, in Lincolnshire, and Rachel, wife of Mathew Mayor, living 
in Yorkshire. Legacies to Friends of Quarterly and Monthly Meet- 
ings of Burlington, viz., Martha Dickson, Sarah Plowman, Elishab 
Allison, Duglis Hireton, Sarah Dawson, Elizabeth Guest, Ann Cowgill, 
Sarah (wife of Abraham Marriott), and William White. Whereas in 
my former will I left considerable estate to my wife to dispose of 
and she is since deceased, I give the same to her friends and relatives, 
viz., Garvis Pharo and his son James, kinsman John Scholey and his 
children, kinsman Thomas Ridgway's children by his first wife, kins- 
man William Murfin's children, kinsman James Pharo and his sister 
Mary Hollwell's children, John Butcher, Ju'r's, wife and their chil- 
dren, Mary wife of Daniel Smith and their children, viz., Robert, John, 
Benjamin and Catherine Calinder, brother-in-law John Murfln and 
John Syke's children. Real and personal estate. Executors — friends 
and kinsmen, John Sykes and Daniel Smith, Ju'r. Witnesses — Thomas 
Wetherill, Joshua Raper, Is. DeCow. Proved Oct. 21, 1735. 

Lib. 4, p. 38. 

1735, 1st day, 7th mo. (Sept.). Inventory of personal estate, £1619.1.4; 
made by Is DeCow and Joshua Raper. 

1748, April 19. Champion, Nathaniel, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary. Children — Elizabeth, Nathaniel, Sarah, 
Benjamin and Thomas. Executors — wife, Mary, and Samuel Shivers. 
Witnesses — Josiah Shivers, John Shivers, Joseph Armstrong. Affirmed 
10 June, 1748. Lib. 5 > P- 524 - 

1748, June 9. Inventory (£235.10.0), includes horse, cattle, sheep, 
swine, etc. Appraisers — Josiah Shivers, John Shivers. 

1748-9, Jan. 3. Champion, Peter, of Gloucester Co., yeoman. Int. 
Admx., Ann Champion, of Waterford, widow. William Ellis, bonds- 
man, of same county. Lib. 6, p. 76. 

1748-9, Jan. 31. Inventory (£239.5.1), includes oxen, cows and negro 
man. Appraisers — John Shivers, Aaron Aronson. 

1732, Jan. 22. Champness, Edward, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. 
Admrs., Thomas Mason, Isaac Sharp, Junr., Clement Hall, all of said 
County, gentlemen. Witnesses — John Barradwill, Juner (mark), John 
Groves, Tho. Miles. Lib. 2, p. 223. 

1732, 10 mo. (Dec), 6 da. Renunciation of Fenwick Champnis, brother 
of said deceased and petition of above named Admrs. Witness — Wm. 
Whittall. Lib. 3, p. 224. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I73O-I750 QI 

1732, 13 da., 10 mo. (Dec). Inventory (£36.6.0) includes bond of James 
Barber. Appraisers — William Vanneman, Lavais Holsten (Larance Hoi- 
sted). 

1733, Jan. 23. Account names. Phillip Vandinear, Thomas Mason, 
Clement Hall, John Whittal, John Kidd, George Pamroy and Cloud Haly. 

1732, Jan. 30. Chandler, Joseph, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Admrs., 
Mary Chandler and Jonathan Smith, all of said County. Bondsman — 
Daniel Smith. Witnesses — John Den, Will Tyler. 

1732, Jan. 24. Inventory (£141.3.6.) of Joseph Chandler of Alloways 
Creek, includes horses, cattle, sheep, swine, and Bible. Appraisers — Will 
Tyler, John Den. 

1749-50, Feb. 3. Chapman, John, of Bethlehem Township, Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. Son, George. To Rachel Jones, for life, land where 
John Goheen then lived in East Nantmell Township, Chester Co., Pa. 
After her death plantation to "my son George, my daughter Sarah, 
and Hannah Jones, Ruth Jones and Lydia Jones." Residue to Rachel 
Jones. Executors — Rachel Jones and John Goheen. Mentions John 
Goheen's lease. Witnesses — Will. Marritt, William Silverthorn and 
John Clarke. Proved March 29, 1750. Lib. 6, p. 333. 

1750, June 23. Rachel Jones was sworn as executrix. 

1750. March 26. Inventory of estate, £234.17.0, including plantation of 
130 acres in Chester Co., Pennsylvania. Made by William Marritt and 
Isaac Lanen. 

1731, June 14. Chapman, Robert (Jr.), of Chesterfield, Burlington 
Co., yeoman. Administration granted to Susannah Chapman, widow, 
of Town and Co. of Burlington. Joseph Rockhill and Ralph Peart, 
of same, gentlemen, fellow bondsmen. Lib. 3, p. 103. 

1731, New Castle. Chapman, Robert, of White Clay Creek Hun- 
dred, gent. Account of Susanna Chapman, sole executrix, having paid 
Thomas Lestrange, Asher Clayton, Jno. Killpatrick Smith, James James, 
Esq., Doctor Finney, Wm. Reed, Thomas Smith, Mr. Clayton, Joseph Orr, 
Josiah Lowden, Saml. Bickley, Thomas Ogle. 

1731, Oct. 20. New Castle. Settled at Orphans' Court before Charles 
Springer. Simon Hadley, David French, James Heritage, and Robert Gor- 
den, Esqs. 

1732, Nov. 17. Chapman, Robert, Junr., of Chesterfield, Burlington 
Co., afterwards of Christana Bridge, New Castle Co., upon Delaware, 
gent. Account of William Danford, for himself and for Susanna his 
wife, late Susanna Chapman, administratrix of above exhibited annex- 
ed account showing further payments to James Smith, Esq., late Sec- 
retary of the Province of New Jersey, Thomas Woodward, Richard 
Harrison, James Vallett, Daniel Smith, Jr., William Allen of Phila., 
Merch't, John Stamper, Thomas Perry, Israel Pemberton, Joseph 
Heulings, Sarah Bourne, Preserved Brown, Jr. 

Burlington Wills, 2685-98C. 
1748, Oct. 28. Chapman, Robert, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. 190 acres adjoining Jonathan Cheshire. Sons — 
William and John. Daughters — Martha (wife of Samuel Arnold), Re- 
becca (wife of Evan James) and her dau. Rebecca, and Elizabeth 
(wife of John Milbourn). Grandsons — William and Robert, sons of 
son William. Granddaughters — Mary, daughter of John Chapman, and 
Patience and Elizabeth, daus. of son Edward. Two eldest sons of son 



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Edward, and other grandchildren mentioned but not named. Friends, 
John and Joseph Steward. Real and personal estate. Executors- 
son Edward, and friends, John and Joseph Steward. Witnesses- 
John Updike. George Hopkins, Sam. Harris. Proved April 28, 1749. 

, Nov. 12. John Steward and Joseph Steward, executors, testified 

to signature of RoDert Chapman attached to above will. Lib. 6, p. 315. 

1749, April 22. Inventory of personal estate. £429.4.4 Mi ; made by 
Judah Williams and Samuel Cheshire, includes 80 acres. 

1743-4. Mar. 11). Oheesman. Richard, of Gloucester Co.; will of. 
Wife Hannah. Sons— Thomas, Benjamin, Richard, William and 
Peter Thomas to have land on south side of Cooper's Creek and in 
Township of Gloucester, "except a piece of meadow for Peter Cheese- 
man " Richard to have land on which he lives, on the fork of Timber 
Creek Gloucester Township. William to have land on north side of 
Cooper's Creek, Waterford Township. Peter, land where the saw- 
mill and wharf now stand and all my other lands in Gloucester Coun- 
ty Executors— Thomas, Peter and Benjamin Cheeseman. Witnesses 
—Andrew Ware, Daniel Richmond, Robt. Hubs. Proved 7 Sept., 1744. 

Lib. 5, p. 65. 

1744. Sept. 14. Cheney, Thomas, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., 
mariner. Bond of Gerard Syers, of Perth Amboy, principal creditor as 
administrator. Philip Kearny, fellow bondsman. Lib. D, p. 177. 

1734 23rd dar, 10th mo. (Dee.). Chesher, John, Jr., of New Han- 
over Burlington Co., yeoman. Wife, Sarah. Daus.— Mary and Eliza- 
beth' both under 12. Home farm of 380 acres. Executors— wife, 
Sarah and brother, Jonathan Chesher. Witnesses— Sam'l Emly, Sam- 
uel Curtis and Mahlon Wright. Proved Feb. 22, 1734. Lib. 4, p. 189. 

1734-5, 14th day, 11th mo. (Jan.). Inventory of personal estate, 
£163.11.11% ; made by Joshua Wright and John Steward. 

1740 Sent. 30. Cheshire, Benjamin, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., 
weaver- will of. Sister, Anne, wife of Richard Kirby, and their chil- 
dren—Mary, Richard, John, Jonathan, Joseph, Sam'l and Robert. 
Brother Sam'l Cheshire. Sister, Sarah Lippincott. Sary and Ann, 
daus of Gershom Shippee. Elizabeth and Hannah, daus. of Rachel 
Everingham. Elizabeth, dau. of Thos. Stevenson. Real and per- 
sonal estate. Executor— bro., Jonathan Cheshire. Witnesses— Wil- 
liam Kirby, Benjn. Kirby, Tho. Earl. Proved Nov. 19, 1740. 

Lib. 4, p. 259. 

1740. 13th day, 9th mo. (Nov.) Inventory of personal estate, £241.14.9; 
made by Peter Harrison and Benjn. Kirby. 

1735, April 16. Cheshire, John, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man- 'will of. Wife, Ann. Children— Jonathan, Benjamin, Samuel, 
Ann and Sarah. Grandchildren mentioned but not named. Tract of 
land between William Chapman and William Kirby, and other lands. 
Executors— son, Samuel, and friend, John Steward. Witnesses— 
Abrm. Farington, Caleb Raper, Isa. DeCow. Proved Nov. 3, 1739. 

1739 1st dav 9th mo. (Nov.). John Steward declines executorship. 

Lib. 4, p. 189. 

1739, 18th day, 8th mo. (Oct.). Inventory of personal estate, £334.1.10; 
made by Joshua Wright and Benjamin Robins. 

1748, Sept. 9. Chesshire, George, of Burlington Co., collier. Ad- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I73O-I75O 93 

ministration granted to David Buckard of City of Burlington, collier. 
Joseph Hollinshead, Esq., of same, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. 6, p. 327; Lib. 7, p. 94. 
1748, Oct. 1. Inventory of personal estate of George Cheshire of Mount 
Holly, £2.17.6 ; made by John Adams and John Budd. 

1736, Feb. 4. Chester, John, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., yeoman. 
Int. George Cozens, of Greenwich, Admr. Gabriel Rambo, yeoman, 
fellow bondsman, of same place. Witness— Joseph Rose. 

Lib. 4, p. 84. 

1736, Jany. 25. Renunciation of Abigail Chester, widow of John Ches- 
ter. 

1736, Feb. 14. Inventory, £49.15.2. Appraisers — Alexr. Randall, Ga- 
briel Rambo. 

1737, March 5. Account shows payments to John Butterworth, Wil- 
liam Arell, Ann Fleming, Obadiah Gibson, Joshua Maddock, Abraham Vin- 
ing, Charity Brown, Joshua Richardson, Francis Batten, Derity Turner, 
George Ward, Junr., Thomas Wilkins, John Worthington, Samuell Chester, 
John Carter, William Tettum, Hannah Ward, John W r ood. Marg. Steelman, 
Alexr. Randall, Alexr. King, Ann Cooper, Edward Wilson. 

1748, Dee. 27. Chester, Joseph, of Township of Deptford, Glouces- 
ter Co., laborer; will of. Brothers — William, James and Samuel; 
sister, Elen. Executors — John Wilkins and my brother, Samuel Ches- 
ter. Witnesses — Francis Wood, Isaac Tatum. Affirmed 20 March, 
1748. 

1748, Jany. 11. Inventory, £30.8.6. Appraisers — Wm. Wilkins, Wil- 
liam Wood. Lib. 6, p. 86. 

1750, Oct. 6. Chetwood, John, son of Philip Chetwood of Salem, 
Practitioner of physic, of age of 14 years. Bond of Matthias William- 
son, of Essex Co., as guardian. Peter Schuyler, of Bergen Co., and 
John Halstead, of Essex Co., fellow bondsmen. Witness — A. W. 
Waters. Essex Wills, 1729-30G. 

1745, July 17. Chetwood, Phillip, of Salem Co., gent.; will of. Son, 
John, all estate, real and personal. Executors — son, John, and my 
brother Willm. Chetwood, and my sister-in-law Elizabeth Hall. Wit- 
nesses — John Pierson, Sarah Wyatt, Danl. Mestayer. Proved 29 July, 
1745. 

1745, Dec. 14. Letters Testamentary were granted William Chetwood 
and Elizabeth Hall, the executors named in the will, the other executor, 
John Chetwood, being an infant. Lib. 5, p. 199. 

1745, July 24. Inventory (£2046.6.6^4) includes mortgage on John 
Rolfes' plantation ; in the shop, a glass case with chyrurgeon's instru- 
ments, case and pocket ; instruments, motars, pestle, scales, weights, med- 
icines, drugs ; cows at James McDonnough s ; negroes ; parcel of books, 
law, physick, divinity and hist'y. Mentions Clem Hall, Dr. Cheetwood, 
Thos. Hills estate, Wm. Ryan, Henry Starks, John Millard. Appraisers — 
Andw. Gardiner, Robert Hart. 

1734-5, Jan. 4. Chew, John, of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah. Son Michael to have plantation. 
Daughters — Sarah, Hannah Dilkes, Charity Fisher. Kinsman, Joseph 
Chew. Executors — wife, Sarah, and son, Michael. Witnesses — George 
Ward, Jun., Abraham Lord, Thomas Hodge. Affirmed 27 March, 1735. 

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1734-5 Jan. 14. Inventory (£250.1%) includes horse, cattle, sheep, 
hogs, fowls and bees. Appraisers— George Ward, .Tun., Samuel McCol- 
lock. 

174*. April 1. Chew. Michael, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 
will of Wife, Amv, sole executrix, and, during widowhood, planta- 
tion whereon I live and personal for maintaining my children. In 
case of her marriage plantation to be sold when two youngest daugh- 
ters will be 18. Brother-in-law, Samuel Paul, to be guardian of 
children Daughter, Sarah. In case children die under age, planta- 
tion to go to Michael Fisher, Jun., my sister's son. Witnesses— John 
Wild Ezekiel Linzey, Michael Fisher. Proved 4 Feb., 1748. 

Lib. 6, p. 42. 

1748-9, Jany. 11. Inventory (£187.18.9%), includes husbandry uten- 
sils. Appraisers— Joseph Hedger, Richard Chew. 

1731 \ub. 21. Chew. Nathaniel, Senior, of Gloucester, Gloucester 
Co yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary. Sons— Richard, to have plantation; 
Jeffery 30 acres joining Thomas Munyan, bought of Israel Ward; 
Joseph 9 acres of meadow bought of Israel Ward, joining John 
Thomlison's plantation, also 50 acres, bought of Jacob Clements join- 
ing meadow aforesaid; and Nathaniel (not 21). Daughters— Eliza- 
beth Taber, Susanna, Mercy, Priscilla, last two under age. Mentions 
Sarah Jones (not 18). Executors— wife, Mary, and son Richard Chew 
Witnesses-George Ward, Jun., Henry Eliott, Michael Fisher. Proved 
30 Dec, 1731. L | b - 3 " ?' 17L 

1731, Sept. 14. Inventory (£107.18.5), includes cows, calves, horses, 
hogs. Appraisers— John , Junior, Andrew Jones. 

1749 Oct 14. Chew, Richard, of Deptford Township, Gloucester 

Co house carpenter. Int. Admr., John Sparks. John Marshall, 

blacksmith, bondsman, all of same place. Witnesses— John Davis 

j t v. t „*a Lib. 7, p. 33. 

and John Ladd. ' %... 

1749, Sept. 28. Inventory (£11.8.0), includes mention of Joseph Olbe- 
son, Nathan Palle. Appraisers— Joseph Butterworth, John Davis. 

1741, Feb. 1. Chew, Sarah, of Deptford, Gloucester Co. Int. Admr., 
Michael Chew, yeoman. Fellow bondsman— Richard Chew, all of 
same county. Witness— Mary Tatem. 

1741, Dec. 21. Inventory (£310.9.2%). includes bonds, bills and book 
debts £252 7.8%. Appraisers — Richard Chew, Joseph Hedger. 

Gloucester Wills, 262 H. 

1740, Nov. 1. Church Jeremiah, of Cape May County, yeoman. Int. 
Admx Rebeckah Church. Fellow bondsmen— Elisha Hand, John 
Stites 'of same County. Witnesses— Jeremiah Learning, Jacob Spicer. 

Lib. 4, p. 257. 

1740 Sept. 22. Inventory of personal estate (£120.08.4) includes cattle, 
sheep and swine. Appraisers— Elisha Hand, Thomas Beck. 

1748 Feb 22. Clammans, Benjamin (over 19 years old), son of Ed- 
ward, of Burlington, petitions that Samuel Stokes, of Chester, he his 
guardian, to whom letters of guardianship are issued. 
6 Burlington Wills, 4351C. 

1737 Oct. 10. Clap, John, of Freehold, Innkeeper. Inventory of 
estate,£108.13.6; made by James Reynolds, Henry Van Hook and 
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1737, Oct. 12. Bond of Joseph Forman, trader, of Monmouth County, 
as administrator of estate. James Reynolds, of same County, yeoman,, 
fellow bondsman. Lib. C, p. 181. 

1727, Aug. 20. Clark, Alexander, of Freehold, yeoman; will of. Wife, 
Sarah. Children — William, Richard, John, Benjamin, Mary and Eliz- 
abeth, all under age. Executors — wife, her brother Cornelius Van 
Horn, of Freehold, and William Lawrence, Jr., of Middletown. Wit- 
nesses — John Reed, Thomas Kinnan, Dorothy Nesbit and William 
Lawrence, Jr. Proved Sept. 8, 1730. Monmouth Wills, 447M. 

1741, April 30. Clark, Ann, of Freehold, widow; will of. Bequests 
to — Janet Huttin; Ann Watson, "who now lives with me;" Ann Jolly, 
daughter of William Jolly; William Brown; Richard Bates; George 
Walker's children; Ann Barclay, daughter of John Barclay; John 
Huttin; John Reid, now of Upper Freehold; James, son of James Reed. 
Mentions, "my deceased husband's will." Executors — friends, Timothy 
Lloyd and George Walker, yeomen. Witnesses — Sarah Crawford, 
Richard Bates, Joseph Forman. 

1746, May 30. Codicil, which gives date of will as April 13, 1741. To 
Hannah, wife of John Hutton, all that was bequeathed to Janet Huttin. 
Ann Watson, who is now Ann Brown. Mary Watson, daughter of Richard 
Watson, deceased. Margaret Brown, daughter of William Brown. Wit- 
nesses — Obadiah Huntt, Jr., Elizabeth Forman and Joseph Forman. Proved 
May 2, 1747. Lib - B > P- 39 ' 

1742, Sept. 30. Clark, Benjamin, Jr., of Windsor, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Children — Benjamin and Ann, both under age. 
Brothers, James and John Clarke. Plantation bought of Isaac Fitz 
Randolph, at Millston River; also plantation and mansion at Stony 
Brook; land laid out to me in a West Jersey right. Executrix — 
wife, Margaret. Witnesses — James Oldden, Ursula Shippey, William 
Worth. Proved Feb. 13, 1743. Lib. D, p. 129. 

1742-3, Feb. 24. Inventory of personal estate, £659.7.9. ; made by 
Ezekiel Smith, William Worth, Benja. Doughtye. 

1732, April 20. Clark, Elizabeth, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., widow. 
Administration granted to Lawrence Smith. Lib. B, p. 247. 

1749, Feb. 14. Clark, Isaac, of Morris Co. Int. Admx., Mary (his 
widow). Bondsman — Alexander Roberts. Both of Hanover in afore- 
said county. Lib. E, p. 368. 

1741, Oct. 3. Clark, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Admx., Mary 
Clark, Tuckaho. No bondsman. Witnesses — Niell Mcneil, John Will- 

ett. 

1741, Oct. 3. Inventory, £14.18.0. Appraisers — Neill Mcneil, John 
Willett. Sworn at Cape May, 3rd Oct. 1741. Gloucester Wills, 263H. 

1750, May 21. Clark, John, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Bond of 
Hannah Clark, of Trenton, widow, as administratrix. Daniel Tool, of 
same place, surety. Witnessed by Martin Appleby. Lib. 7, p. 34. 

1748, Sept. 6. Clark, Jonathan, of the Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., cordwinder; will of. Children — Mathias, Sarah, David, and 
Jonathan Clark, all under age. Real and personal estate. Executors 



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brothers, and friends John Potter, weaver, and John Clark, cord- 
winder. Witnesses — Jonathan Allen, Caleb Osborn, Junr., Jno. Os- 
born. Proved Oct. 14, 1748. Lib. E, p. 405. 

1734. Sept. 16. Clark, Matthew, of New Windsor, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman. Bond of Benjamin Clark, Jr., administrator, with James 
Clark and John Doe, of said county, as fellow bondsmen. 

1734, June 1. Inventory, £258.7.0, made by Ellakim Hedger and Giles 
Worth. Middlesex Wills. 853 L. 

1733. May 14. Clark, Richard, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Anne. John Barclay, of Perth Amboy, £10. Kinsman, 
Richard, son of Andrew Baits, deceased. William, son of John Brown 
late of Chessquaiks. Isabel Fish, daughter of Charles Fish, of Free- 
hold. Eldest son of George Walker, of Freehold. Anne Barclay, 
daughter of John. Executors — wife, Anne, and friends, Timothy 
Lloyd and George Walker, yeomen of Freehold. "Witnesses — Thomas 
Redford and Jno. McConnell. Proved May 30, 1733. Lib. B, p. 463. 

1742, Aug. 17. Clark, Richard, of the Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., ship-carpenter; will of. Children — Hannah, Richard, Abigail, 
Elizabeth, Henry, John, and Jonathan. Land purchased of Sayre, of 
about 200 acres. Real and personal estate. Executors — sons, Rich- 
ard, Henry and Jonathan. Witnesses — Edward Willmott, Edward 
Grifflng, Nath'll Hubbell. Proved May 17, 1743. Lib. D, p. 58. 

1743, May 16. "I Richard Clark being very sick for a long time, and 
still weak, desire my brothers to act without me." Witness — James 
Clark. 

1742, Sept. 14. Inventory of personal estate (£40.06.05), incl. bond of 
Jonathan Clark ; made by William Clark, George Ross. 

1743, May 20. Clark, Richard, Sen'r, of the Borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co., yeoman; will of. Children — Richard, Elisha, James, Ruben, 
Samuel, Thomas, Rachel (wife of William Lawrence), Jemima (wife 
of Daniel Kellsey), and Abigail Clark, at 18 years. Five sons under 
age. Land in Raway, which my father, Richard Clark, bought of 
Samuel Olliver; land joining lands of Joshua Marsh, Abraham Clark, 
Andrew Hampton, and John Craig; land taken up in right of Caleb 
Curwithy. Grandson, John Mills, son of daughter Hannah, deceased. 
Executors — wife, Hannah, and son, James. Witnesses — Abraham 
Clarke, John Craig, John Terrill. Proved Nov. 5, 1743. Lib. D, p. 97. 

1743, Nov. 2. Inventory of personal estate (£113.08.08), incl. bonds of 
Joseph Kelsey, Nathaniel Clarke and John Lee ; made by Abraham Clarke, 
and George Ross. 

1731, May 31. Clark, Thomas, of Bridgeton, Township of Northamp- 
ton, Burlington Co.; will of. Children — Thomas, John, Samuel, 
Ephraim, Margaret, Martha and Hannah. Lot in Town of Burlington 
I bought of Thomas Wetherill, and land on Ancokus Creek, also 
Northampton River. Wife, Hannah, sole executrix. "Witnesses — 
Oddy Brock, John Tonkins, Jr., John Burr. Proved July 5, 1731. 

Lib. 3, p. 143. 

1731, June 30. Inventory of personal estate, £305.00.5% ; made by 
John Burr and Thomas Budd. 

1728, Oct. 20. Clark, William, of Township of Gloucester, Glou- 
cester Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary. Children — William, Sarah, 



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John, Joseph, Benjamin, Richard, Mary, Thomas. Executor, son 
William. Witnesses — Sarah Norris, Isaac Kay, John Kay. Proved 
Sept. 19, 1733. 

1733, Aug. 31. Inventory, £96.0.0, made by John Kay and Isaac Jen- 
nings. Lib. 3, p. 375. 

1742-3, March 15. Clarke, Benjamin, Sen'r, of Stoney Brooke, Mid- 
dlesex Co., yeoman; will of. Children — James, Ann Cooper, Eliza- 
beth Lord, Mary Braley and John. Real estate in Somerset Co. Exe- 
cutors — sons James and John Clarke. Witnesses — Benja. Yard, Wil- 
liam Kinnison, Joseph Oldden. Proved June 5, 1747. Lib. E, p. 52. 

1747, May 28. Inventory of personal estate, £159.10.7 ; made by Edm'd 
Beakes, John Oldden, John Stockton. 

1732, June 15. Clarke, Daniel, of Chester, Burlington Co., yeoman. 
Inventory of personal estate, £78.5.8; made by John Milborn and Wil- 
liam Sharp. 

1732, June 28. Bond of Hannah Clarke, widow, as administratrix. John 
Milburne, of Chester, and William Sharpe, of Evesham, yeoman, fellow 
bondsmen. Burlington Wills, 2217 C. 

1736, Jan. 10. Clarke, John, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., laborer. 
Int. Admr., Peter Rambo, yeoman, county aforesaid. Witnesses — 
Joseph Rose, John Doe. Gloucester Wills, 197H. 

1737, Jany. 5. Inventory (£16.16.9), includes "charges for looking after 
him." Appraisers — Peter Rambo, Peter Mattson. 

1744-5, March 9. Clarke, John, of the Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Children — Jotham, Daniel, Phebe (wife of 
Joseph Hetfield), and Sarah Clark. Real and personal estate. Exe- 
cutors — wife, Deborah, and son, Jotham. Witnesses — Benjamin Wade, 
Samuel Wade, Benjamin Bonnel. Proved June 17, 1745. Lib. D, p. 298. 

1732, May 22. Clawson, Abraham, of Somerset Co. Administration 
on estate granted to his widow, Elizabeth. John Gifford, bondsman. 

Lib. B., p. 256. 

1728-9, March 24. Clawson, John, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
mason. Administration granted to Jean Clawson, the widow. Joseph 
Williams and Edward Thomas, fellow bondsman. Witness — Wm. 
Dagworthy. Lib. B, p. 115. 

1729, March 30. Inventory of personal estate (£349.13.05), incl. Dutch 
Bible, and bonds of John Morris, Michael Vreeland, Jno. Stagg, Wm. 
Stagg ; made by Joseph Williams and Edward Thomas. 

1739, June 21. Accompt filed by widow, Jane Clawson, showing pay- 
ments to Roluff Van Houghton, John Dennis, Bastyone Vangeezon, Thos. 
Johnson, Rachel Vreeland, Samuel Winans, Jane Tongerlove, Benjn. Wil- 
liams, Law. Egbert, John Lambert, Ichabod Burnet, Daniel Ross, Mad'm 
Brockolls, John Winans, Benjn Price, John Salnave, John Hampton, Jacob 
Dehart, Abraham Brockess, Jonathan Woodruff, John Davis, Andrew 
Joline, Wm. Britton, Hendrick DeCamp, Sam. Royse of Barbadoes, John 
Parker, Esq., Mayor of Perth Amboy, Thos. Jackman. 

1739, June 21. Clawson, John, of Essex Co., an orphan of 14 years. 
Bond of Jonathan Dayton, of Elizabeth Town, as guardian. Thos. 
Ogden, fellow bondsman. Witness — Robert King. Lib. C, p. 285. 



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1744. May 4. Claw-son. John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeoman; 
Will of. Wife, Mary Clawson. Children — Phebe (wife of Cornelius 
Johnson), Sankey (wife of Eliakim Martin), Anne (wife of Nathaniel 
Harnet), Rachel (wife of Joseph Martin, Jr.) and John Clawson. Exe- 
cutors — Eliakim Martin, Cornelius Johnson and friend Gershom Mar- 
tin, of Woodbridge. Real and personal estate. Witnesses — Daniel 
Martin, Joseph Martin and Nugient Kelly. Proved April 30, 1748. 

Lib. E, p. 178. 

1748, April 30. Eliakim Martin and Gershom Martin qualify as execu- 
tors, the other executor being deceased. 

1748, April 25. Inventory of personal estate, £93.18.2; made by Jona- 
than Dennes and William Sharp. Nathaniel Harned and Robert Dennes, 
fellow bondsmen. 

1733, June 1. Clawson, Joslah, of Somerset Co. Administration on 
estate granted to Elizabeth Clawson. Lib. B, p. 435. 

1733, Jan 31. Clawson, Robert, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Ad- 
ministration granted to James Clawson, John Clawson and Agnes 
Presgrove. LiD - B ' p - 586 ' 

1733, July 3. Clay, Humphrey, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Children — Humphrey, Catherine Thorn, Sarah Clay, Rebecca 
Wood, Hannah Thorn, Phebe Cox, Eathalenth Denton. Real and per- 
sonal estate. Wife, Rebecca, sole executrix. Witnesses — John Ste- 
vens, Rob't King, Jno. Waller. Proved Aug. 2, 1732. Lib. B, p. 293. 

1736, June 13. Clay, Humphrey, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., 
mariner; will of. Son, Humphrey Clay, the estate of his grandfather, 
Lawrence Vangall, deceased. Real and personal estate. Executors — 
mother, Rebecca Clay, and Richard Fitz Randolph. Witnesses — John 
Stevens, John White, Thos. Bartow. Proved July 14, 1736. 

Lib. C, p. 111. 

1748, Aug. 35. Clayton, David, of Freehold, yeoman; will of. Wife, 
Ester. Children — David, Jr., Joseph, Edward, Amie (wife of Joseph 
Matthews), Catherine (wife of Cornelius Tomson), Hannah and Anne. 
Provision for maintenance of son Richard. Executors — wife, brother 
John Clayton, and brother-in-law Edward Taylor. Witnesses — Re- 
becca Morford, William Norcross and John Henderson. Proved Jan. 
25, 1748. Lib - E - P- 246 - 

1748, Oct. 18. Inventory of estate, £222.06.04y 2 , incl. an old weaving 
loom ; made by William Hankerson and Richard Saddam. 

1750, May 17. Additional inventory, £19.12.5 }i incl. debts due by John 
Henderson and widow Mary Taylor. 

1748, Aug. 35. Cleayton, Parnell, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Sons — John, Thomas, William and Parnell. Daugh- 
ters — Mary, Martha and Deborah. Children all under age. Real and 
personal estate. Executors — brother, William Cleayton, and bro.-in- 
law, George Nicholson. Witnesses — George Folwell, Isaac Boulton 
and William Pancoast. Proved Oct. 4, 1748. Lib. 5, p. 536. 

1748, Oct. 26. Inventory of personal and real estate, £797.7.5 ; made 
by Michael Newbold and Robert Rockhill. 

1743, August 33. Cleayton, Zehulon, of Upper Freehold township, 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary. Children — Thomas, John, Margaret, 
and Leah Robins, wife of Joseph Robins. Granddaughter, (not 



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named), daughter of son Zebulon Clayton, deceased. Executors — wife 
and son Thomas. Witnesses — Thomas Cox, James McKeand, Thomas 
David and Robert Laurence. Thomas Cox, witness. Executors 
Quakers. Proved May 24, 1744. Lib. 5, p. 28. 

1744, April 16. Inventory of the estate, £160.14.0, incl. a negro woman 
and girl ; made by Jacob Robins and Benjamin Lawrence. 

1750, July 22. Clegg, Joseph, of New Hanover, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, all estate, to enable her to bring up 
"my poor child Elizabeth." Executor — friend, Joseph Arney, of New 
Hanover. Witnesses — Moses Robins, Jur., Benjamin Allen, Ephraim 
Robins, Henry Van Hook and Francis Williams. Proved Aug. 6, 1750. 

Lib. 6, p. 344. 

1750, July 31. Inventory of personal estate, £106.17.6; made by Sam'l 
Emley and Moses Robins. 

1746. July 22. Clemanes, Edward, of Chester, Burlington Co.; will 
of. Sons — Benjamin, Judah and Ephraim. Real and personal estate. 
Wife, Elizabeth, sole executrix. Friend, Thomas Hackney, trustee. 
Witnesses — Dan'll Morgan, Thomas Stokes, Joseph Heritage. Proved 
Sept. 22, 1746. Lib - 5 - P- 283 - 

1746, 25th day, 7th mo. (Sept.). Inventory of personal estate, £146; 
made by Dan'l Morgan and Robert Franch. 

1748, Feb. 22. Clement, Benjamin, son of Edward Clement, aged 19 
years, makes choice of Samuel Stokes, of Chester, as his guardian. 
Bond of Samuel Stokes as guardian. Benjamin Allen, of Evesham, 
fellow bondsman. Lib. 6, p. 28. 

1730, Jan. 13. Clesbly (Closbly), Hannah, of Newark, Essex Co., 
widow. Bond of Daniel Sayre of Elizabeth Town as administrator 
on the estate. Epenetus Beech, fellow bondsman. Lib. B, p. 183. 

1730, March 19. Inventory of personal estate, £54.19.01, incl., bonds 
from Isaak Jones, Joseph Wheaten, Isaack Lyon, made by Stephen Browne 
and Christopher Wood. 

1749-50, Feb. 5. Cline (Klein), Bartram, of Kingwood, Hunterdon 
Co. Int. Wilhelm Klein, son and heir of Bartram Cline, assigns his 
right to administer on his father's estate to Peter Hapach of Amwell. 
Witnesses, Cornelius Wyckoff, Jr., and Martin Ryerson. 

1749-50, Feb. 6. Bond of Peter Hopough, of Amwell, as administrator. 
Martin Ryerson, Esquire, of same place, surety. Witnesses — John Arrison 
and Samuel Stout. Administrator sworn, signed "Pitter Habbach," in 
German. 

1750, May 2. Inventory, £27.12.7 ; made by William Vanest and Isaac 
Bogert. Hunterdon Wills, 246 J. 

1749, April 1. Close, John, of precinct of Deerfield, Cumberland Co., 
hatter. Int. Elinor, widow, renounces. Administrator — Samuel 
Parvine (signed "Parviahie") of Aloways Creek, Salem County, yeo- 
man. Fellow bondsman — William Oakford. Witnesses — Elizabeth 
Cotting, Elias Cotting. Lib. 6, p. 53. 

1749, April 1. Inventory of personal estate (£17.4.0) includes notes 
against Thomas Pearson and Patrick Murphy. Appraisers — William Oak- 
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L782, Dee. 21. Clothier, Henry, of Upper Freehold Township, Mon- 
mouth Co. Administration granted to Anne Clothier, the relict. 

Lib. B, p. 350. 

1732. Dec. 18. Inventory of personal estate (£439.12.3%) includes one 
negro man, Cato, hides, leather and curriers tools ; bills and notes of 
Ambrose Field, Jr.. William Thorn (granted to Abraham Bonnel), Wil- 
liam Poole, Jonathan Lovet, Edward Evans, Robert English, Samuel 
Keimer, Richard Britten, Peter Rantilborough (or Cantilborough), Con- 
stentine Macmanes. Daniel Hollinshead. Made by Elias Smith, Aaron 
Robins and Isaac Stelle. 

1734, Deo, 20. Clothier, Henry, of Aliens Town, Monmouth Co., 
currier. Account of Ann Clothier, administratrix. Inventory of per- 
sonal estate amounted to £430. 12. 3%. Credit side of account men- 
tions: Edmund Beakes, Gabriel Stelle, Samuel Lovett, Joseph Kinnan, 
John Black, Samuel Rogers, Elias Smith, Peter Vantillburgh, Mar- 
garet Carr, Nathan Allen, Joseph Rockhill, John Quicksall, John 
Middleton, Joseph Borden, Benjamin Applegate, Dorothy Large, Daniel 
Licker, James Chambers, Abraham Wildes, Benjamin Lawrence, John 
Parsons, Nathaniel Stevenson, Thomas Parks, Peter Brueza, John 
Row, Isaac Ivins, John Newbury, Samuel Robins, Robert Stuart, Wil- 
liam McGhee, Samuel Wright, James Laing, Rachel Fenton, George 
Snow, Robert Montgomerie, William Evilman, Nicholas Stevens, 
Thomas Farrel, Joshua Barker, Benjamin Clark, Arthur Whitehead, 
Ambrose Field, Nehemiah Cowgill, Richard Smith, John Laning, Doc- 
tor John Brown, Thomas Woodward, Robert English, Guisbert Hen- 
drickson, Lewis Curree, Daniel Hollinshead, Richard Britton, Wm. 
Pool, Samuel Keimer, gone beyond sea; Peter Vantillburgh, Cornelius 
Delany, Henry Coats, Isaiah Folkes, John Collyer, Joseph Applegate, 
Joseph Butler, James Chambers, Benjamin Doughty, James Moon, 
Joseph Overton, Obadiah Hireton, George Bates, Thomas Terry, John 
Wood, Joseph Britton, Joseph Butler, Thomas Richards, Elisha Law- 
rence, John and Robert Rockhill, William Bickley, Samuel Bustill. 
(See Archives, XXIII, p. 98, for administration). 

Lib. B, p. 350; Monmouth Wills, 485-498M. 
1735-6, Jan. 28. Coate, Samuel, of Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon 
Co., waterman. Inventory of personal estate, £10.0.1; made by Joseph 
Willits and Robert Willson. 

1735, Jan. 31. Bond of Marmaduke Coate' of Bethlehem, yeoman, as 
administrator. Joseph Willitts, of same place, surety. Lib. 4, p. 52. 

1738, Feb. 27. Account of administrator includes money paid to John 
Coate and John Pursel, for expences during sickness of the deceased. 

1749, Dec. 15. Coate, William, of Wellinborough, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Rebecca, use of plantation in Wellinborough. 
Sons — Barzilla, Israel, Marmaduke and William. Daughters — Ann, 
Hannah, Rachel, Mary, Bulah and Edith, all under age. Plantation 
in New Hanover given me by my father Marmaduke Coat. 28 acres in 
Springfield, bought of Jonathan Wright. Executors — wife, brother- 
in-law Joseph Noble, and cousin Richard Smith, Ju'r. Witnesses — 
Thomas Buzby, John Buzby, Robt. Hartshorne. Proved March 24, 
1749. Lib. 6, p. 318. 

1749-50, March 22. Inventory of personal estate, £984.18.3; made by 
Revel Elton, Henry Cooper and John Buzby. Includes debts due from P. 
Brown, Henry Cooper, Isaac Conners, Thomas Reeves, Mary Butcher, and 
Wm. Buzby ; also 3 negroes. 



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1761, Jan. 13. Account of Joseph Lippincott and Rebecca his wife, 
which Rebecca was acting executrix of the last will of her late husband 
William Coate, shows payments to John Poole, William Northcross, Eliz. 
Cowgill, Jane Stretchbury, Henry Cooper, Sam'l Smith, Joshua Raper, 
Thomas Rodman, Abraham Grifhts, William Sheels, John Hartsshorne, 
Isaac Connero, Robert Taylor, Joseph Allinson, Daniel Doughty, Hannah 
Atkinson, G. Blond, Richard Smith, John Buzby, James Smith, Josiah 
White, Doc't Shaw, James Smith (Ex'r of Saml. Lovett), Catherine Bly- 
lor, Hester Govell, Preserved Brown, Darling Conroe, Joseph Hollings- 
head, John Ewan, Richard Smith, Jun'r, Robert Hartshorne, Jos. Talman, 
Samuel Mickle. 

1750, Jan. 5. Coates, Marmaduke, of Burlington Co. Int. Ad- 
ministration granted to Rebecca Coates, widow. Robert Hartshorne, 
atty,-at-law, fellow bondsman. Lib. 7, p. 102. 

1749, May 7. Coats, Marmaduke, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., house 
carpenter; will of. Wife, Sarah, tract in the mountains at Kingwood, 
Bethlehem Township, to enable her to bring up child John and ex- 
pected child. Plantation in Mansfield I bought of John Gibbs. Exe- 
cutors — wife, and brother John Coats. Witnesses — John Buffin, Ann 
Buffln, Joseph Pope. Proved May 31, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 300. 

1750, May 7. Inventory of personal estate, £269.8.6; made by Thos. 
Earl and Michael Newbold. 

1733, Jan. 2S. Coats, Thomas, of Salem Co., weaver. Int. Admr., 
Samuel Wade. Bondsmen — John Doe, Joseph Ware, all of said Coun- 
ty. Witnesses — Daniel Mestayer, Mary Mestayer. Lib. 3, p. 393. 

1733-4, Jan. 11. Inventory (£24.12.1) includes "loom & wharpin boxes.'' 
Appraisers — Joseph Wear, Hugh Clifton. 

1745, Aug. 2(5. Cochran, John, of the City of New York, joyner. 
Bond of Peter Cochran, of New Brunswick, principal creditor, as ad- 
ministrator. Jas. Neilson and Andrew Norwood, fellow bondsmen. 

Middlesex Wills, Lib. D, p. 316. 

1745, Sept. 26. Inventory of personal estate, £52.7.7 ; made by Wil- 
liam Cox and Derrick Schuyler. 

1746, Aug. 8 and 11. Account of Peter Cochran as administrator, show- 
ing payments to John Guest, John VanNorden, Francis Starkey, Luke 
Voorhees, William Smith, Esq., at York, Isaac Stelle, Cristerfor Wamsley, 
Andrew Norwood, Thos. Farmer, Esq., Israel Balldwine. James Reed, Reu- 
ben Runyon. 

1746, Nov. 21. Above bond revoked and administration on estate grant- 
ed to Robert Cochran, brother, now of New Jersey. James Newell and 
Richard Roe, both of Perth Amboy, fellow bondsmen. Witness — Ryneer 
Vangeson. Lib. D, p. 437. 

1747, April 16. Account of Robert Cochran, of the City of New York, 
the administrator, showing moneys received from Mr. Catherwood, Petter 
Byard, Ebrim Lerue, Mr. Ganter Reed, John King of Pekant River, Eman- 
uell Cocker of Newark, John Quay, David Ward of Newark, Stephen 
Cortlands, John Vanse of Newark, Mr. Ludlow, Alexander Wille, Mr. Mil- 
ler of Brunswick, James Nikson, John Vance, Osell Ogton, Esq., Joseph 
Ward of Newark, Mager Johnston, Esq., Hezekiah Johnston, John Dow, 
James Still, Jeremyah Tutol of Newark, David Thomas, Sam Dobens, 
Robert Sanford, Simon Corgear ; also payments to Mr. Banard, John 
Foot, John Kip, Francis Waters, Ebenezer Feron, Alexander Eagols, 
James Lane, Mr. Herson. 



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1747, Nov. 1. Inventory of estate. £212.3.3 ; made by Robert Cochran. 
John Dow, of Suhant River, Bengman Coats, Thomas Ludle, fellow bonds- 
men. 

1730, April 2, J). Cook, John, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Lydia, sole executrix, and to have all lands in 
Newton on the south side of Cooper's Creek and in Waterford on 
the north side of said Creek, except that part on the road from 
Nathaniel Champion's to Thomas Spicer's. Legacies to cousins Na- 
thaniel Champion and Richard Bushel. Devises to brother, Alexander 
Morgan, all land in Waterford on the north side of Coopers Creek, 
(reserving that before given to wife). He to pay sister, Charity 
Johnson, £100. Witnesses — Jos. Cooper, Samuel Morton, Mary Molder. 
Affirmed 19 April, 1736. Lib. 4, p. 64. 

1736, April 17. Inventory (£506.16.4), includes 44 horned cattle, sheep, 
7 negro boys, negro woman, 4,000 bricks. Appraisers — Tho. Spicer, John 
Shivers. 

1738, Deo, 25. Coddington (Codington), John, of Woodbridge, Mid- 
dlesex Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Children — John, Rich- 
ard, Elizabeth Marsh, Hanah Price, Rachel, Mary and Daniel Coding- 
ton. Real and personal estate. Executor, son Daniel. Witnesses — 
Job Pack, Jacob Fitz Randolph, Moses Rolfe. Proved Jan. 9, 1738. 

Lib. C, p. 234. 

1738, May 4. Coddington, Sarah, of Elizabeth Town, widow. Bond 
of "William Winans and Samuel Oliver as administrators. Lawrence 
Smythe, of Perth Amboy, Esq., fellow bondsman. Lib. C, p. 194. 

1738, May 1. Agreement between the heirs, viz., Moses Rolfe, Andrew 
Drake, Samuel Oliver, William Winans, Jonathan Prazee, James Rig, Wil- 
liam Oliver, Elizabeth Whithead, David Conger, David Olliver, Benoni 
Frasee, Mary Ogden, Elizabeth Olliver, Joseph Oliver, John Oliver. Wit- 
nesses — John Ross, John Radley. 

, , — . Accompt of administrators showing goods sold at 

auction to John Radley, Jun'r, Jonathan Higgins, Richard Whitehead, 
Elizabeth Oliver, Mary Ogden, Moses Rolfe, David Bon Rapoe, William 
Oliver, James Riggs, Benjamin Frazer, Mary Moore, Joseph Oliver, Sam- 
uel Roberts, John Ross, Wm. Winans, David Conger, Mary Ogden, Jun'r, 
Joseph Chandler, Doctor Burnet, Elizabeth Halsey, Ephraim Terril, Jacob 
Carpenter, John Parker, Thomas Ogden, Widow Halsey, Timothy Pike, 
John Higgins, Joshua Clark, Eunice Gray ; also debts due by Abraham 
Hatfield, William Ross, John Ross, Widow Johnson, Widow Ogden and 
Ephraim Terrill, Junr. 

1739, July 1. Coejmans, Andries, gentleman, of Somerset Co.; will 
of. Wife, Geertzuid. Son, Samuel Staats Coejmans, to have £100 
as a birthright; also two silver cups and large silver tankard, and 
£500 when he attains 21 yrs. Daughters — Johanna, Mayeke, Geer- 
huyd (under 21). "Lands, tenements and properties in the province 
of New York as in the province of New Jersey." Executors — wife 
Geertzuyd, brother-in-law Lewis Morris, Junior, and Brandt Schuyler 
of New York City. Witnesses — N. Governeur, John Broughton, Jo- 
seph Clarke. Proved 19 Dec, 10th Feb., 1741, and 1st March 1741-2. 

Lib. C, p. 496. 

1727-8, Jan. 21. Coleman, Joseph, of Salem, Salem Co., merchant; 

will of. Wife, Mary, executrix, to have £200 and to execute all 

manner of deeds to the highest purchasers of all estate, real and per- 



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sonal, whether in Pennsylvania or the Jersey. Children — Ann, Mary, 
Elizabeth, Rebecca and Hannah Coleman. Trustees for the children — 
Thomas Tress and William Rawle of Philadelphia, merchants. Wit- 
nesses — Simon Warner, James Gibbs. 

1731, March 4. Codicil: "I approve of the above will, puting in my 
son Joseph Coleman an equal shear with the rest of my children." Wit- 
nesses — Solomon Goade, B. Vining, Jos. Coleman." Proved 15 Aug., 1732. 

Lib. 3, p. 211. 

1732, Aug. 15. Letters testamentary granted Mary Coleman. 

1732, Sept. 22. Inventory, £508.2.1^. Appraisers — William Hancock, 
Joseph Gregorey. 

1740, Feb. 17. Coleman, Mary, of Salem Co., widow. Int. Admrs., 
John Pierson and Anne Pierson, his wife. Bondsmen — Clement Hall, 
William Frazier, all of said County. Witness — Rebekah Coleman. 

Salem Wills, 547Q. 

1740, Mar. 12. Inventory, £1766.17.11. Appraisers — Clem. Hall, Will. 
Fraser. 

1733, Aug. 15. Coleman, Thomas, of Burlington Co., joyner and 
house carpenter. Wm. Coleman, of Philada., requests that one of the 
chief creditors of his brother's estate be appointed administrator. 

1733, Aug. 21. Administration granted to Joseph Rockhill. Samuel 
Scattergood and Richard Roe, of Town of Burlington, fellow bondsmen. 

Lib. 3, p. 364. 

1733, Aug. 27. Inventory of personal estate, £25.1.1 ; made by Wm. 
Bickley and Saml. Scattergood. 

1735, Sept. 6. Account of Joseph Rockhill shows payments to Sarah 
Cutler, Samuel Scattergood, Rebecca Satterthwait, Francis Smith, Wil- 
liam Bickley, Sarah Lovet, James Hancock, Dr. Thomas Shaw, Robert 
Tuckness, Silas Crispin, Naomi Killgore, Daniel Sutton, FJlizabeth Pros- 
ser. 

1740, Dec. . Coles, Joseph, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 

Co., yeoman; will of. Sons — Samuel, Joseph and Benjamin, to have the 
plantation I live on, with V2 of the saw mill and other buildings there- 
on, with two tracts of land adjoining the same, one surveyed by Jacob 
Hewlings, the other by Jacob Richman. Brother, Samuel Coles, and 
Thomas Coles, Robert Zaines and John Gauslin, Junior, to be trustees 
to divide aforesaid lands among my sons when Samuel will be 21. 
Wife, Mary. Executors — wife and Thomas Spicer, Sr. Witnesses — 
Samuel Collins, Benjamin Cheeseman, John Gosling, Junior. Proved 
27 March, 1741. Lib. 4, p. 273. 

1741, March 24. Inventory ( £477.3.5 y 2 ), includes three negroes, 19 
cattle £47, etc. Appraisers — Robert Zane, Benjamin Cheeseman. 

1731, Sept. 27. Coles, Mary, of Gloucester Co., widow. Int. Admr., 
Joseph Coles, yeoman. Fellow bondsmen — Samuel Coles and Thomas 
Coles, yeoman, of County aforesaid. Witnesses — Simon Ellis, Robert 
Hunt. Lib. 3, p. 153. 

1731, Sept. 11. Inventory of Mary Coles, widow, deceased, relict of 
Samuel Coles, £582.17.2 includes "Great Bibles," old guns, old sword, 
pistols and holsters, 3 negros, wolf-trap, etc. Appraisers — Joseph Stoaks, 
Amos Ashead, Tho. Spicer. 

1747, Mar. 9. Coles, Thomas, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 



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will of. Son. Thomas, at 21, to have all lands, swamps and mills; also 
the remainder of rent of grist mill after the Loan Office is paid. Other 
children— Hannah, Samuel, Beesheba, Mary and Joseph. Brother, 
Samuel Coles, to have saw mill on Alberson's Branch in Gloucester 
Co., with privileges of pine lands and swamp on north side of said 
Branch, also on south side northward of John Town's land until son 
Thomas will be of age. Wife, Hannah, personal estate to bring up 
the children and use of home plantation. Executors— wife, Hannah, 
and brother, Samuel Coles. Witnesses— Thomas Cowperthwait, Wil- 
liam Ellis, Thos. Spicer, Jun. Lib. 10, p. 413. 

1748, Sept. 12. Letters testamentary granted to Hannah Coles, execu- 
trix of Thomas Coles, late of Colestown, Gloucester Co., and Samuel 
Coles, as named in the will. 

1748, April 14 and 15. Inventory, £390.5.2. Appraisers— Thos. Spicer, 
Charles Farguisen. 

1744, Oct. 8. Collard, John, of Middletown, yeoman. Thomas Coop- 
er, principal creditor, enters caveat against granting letters of ad- 
ministration. Dated Perth Amboy. Lib. D, p. 207. 

1744, Dec. 1. Thomas Cooper directs that administration be granted to 
Andrew Baird. Dated Middletown. 

1744, Nov. 30. Inventory of estate, £25.8.4 ; made by "James Bowne, 
minor," and Thomas Cooper. 

t > Inventory "of goods of John Colard left at Robard 

Smiths at Egharbour." £3.17.9, consisting of clothing; made by Joseph 
Johnson and Robert Smith. 

1744, Dec. 15. Bond of Andrew Baird as administrator of estate. John 
Baird, fellow bondsman. 

1746, March 28. Account of estate by administrator, Andrew Baird, 
mentions trips to "Egharbour" and bonds paid to John Corlis, Joseph Ap- 
plegate, Jarvis Farro, James Haywood, James Stout, Mordecai Anderson, 
William Collard and Thomas Cooper. 

1746, \pril 6. Collins, David, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., sadler; 
will of Mother, Ruth Redford. Brothers— John and Benjamin Col- 
lins. Real estate. Executors— John Herriot and Samuel Crow, both 
of Woodbridge. Witnesses— Sam'll Moores, Jonathan Harned, Rich- 
ard Jones. Proved Nov. 13, 1746. 

1746 Nov 22. Above executors refuse to act. Administration granted 
to Benjamin Collins, one of the legatees. Samuel Crow, fellow bondsman. 
Witness— Daniel Clark. Lib - D ' P- 43 °- 

1750, Aug. 4. Collins, Edward, of Hunterdon Co. Bond of Rebecca 
Collins, of Wrightstown, Pennsylvania, as administratrix. John Wil- 
liams of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, yeoman, surety. 

Hunterdon Wills, 279J. 

1750, Aug. 1. Collins, George, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co,, 
labourer. Bond of Catherine Howard, widow, administratrix, with 
Peter Sexton, of same place, yeoman, as fellow bondsman. 

1750 Aug 1 Inventory, £21.3.1, made by Joseph Clegg and Peter Sex- 
ton Burlington Wills, 4621-4 C. 

1737-8, Feb. 16. Collins, John, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman- will of. Children— Matthew, John, Jean, all under age. 
Brother-in-law, John Converse. Executors— wife, Jean, friends Ger- 
ardus Depester and Wm. Hooks of Piscataway. Real and personal 



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estate. Witnesses — Ste'n Warne, Thomas Collins, William Collins. 
Proved Dec. 29, 1746. Lib. D, p. 442. 

1746, Dec. 29. Bond of Jane Collins, the widow, as executrix ; the 
other two executors refusing to act. 

1746-7, March 13. Inventory of personal estate, £744.00.5; made by J. 
Wetherill and John Tomson. 

1741, 5th mo. (July), 4th. Collins, Joseph, of Gloucester Co.; will 
of. Son, Benjamin, £70 and lands on north side of Kings Road that 
goes from Burlington to Salem adjoining lands of Sarah Hinchman and 
John Estaugh; also lot of 2 acres on south side of aforesaid Kings 
Road, between Simeon Ellis and Thomas Ellis. Grandchildren — Joseph 
(not 21), Priscilla (not 18), the children of my son Benjamin Collins. 
Daughters — Sarah and Kathren Ellis and Rebaca Clements. Execu- 
tors — James Hinchman and John Kaighin. Witnesses — John Maxell, 
William Griscom, Thomas Varnum. Affirmed 5 Oct., 1741. 

Lib. 4, p. 294. 

1745, July 24. Inventory (£129.9.10), names Saml. Clement and Joseph 
Kaighin. Appraisers — John Maxell, William Griscom. 

1734, Aug. 12. Collins, Matthew, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co. 
Administration granted to Janna Paine. Lib. B, p. 586. 

1733, Nov. 21. Collson, Thomas, of precinct of Piles Grove, Salem 
Co., yeoman; will of. Leaves to brother, George, plantation where 
their father lived. Mentions mother, and sister Hannah Oakford. 
Executor — brother George Collson. Witnesses — Aquila Barber, Wil- 
liam Westan, Thomas Barber. Proved Aug. 8, 1750. Lib. 6, p. 403. 

1740, Nov. 5. Collum, William, of City of Burlington, baker; will 
of. Wife, Mary, sole legatee and executrix. Mentions "all my chil- 
dren" without naming them. Real and personal estate. Witnesses 
— Cha. Read, John Douglas, Isa. DeCow. Proved April 16, 1741. 

Lib. 4, p. 279. 

1743, Nov. 9. Coltas, Joseph, of Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth 
Co., bootman; will of. John Curtis, sole heir and executor. Wit- 
nesses — John Parson, James Lawrence, John Tafft. Proved Jan. 7, 
1743. (James Lawrence and John Curtis, Quakers). Lib. D, p. 111. 

1743, Dec. 19. Inventory of estate, £79.9.6; made by James Lawrence 
and John Parson. 

1732, Dec. 2. Colver (Cohver), John, of the Blackriver, Hunterdon 
Co., "cordwinder, being sick;" will of. Wife, Freelove. Eldest son, 
John Collwer; son, Jabsh Coulver. Expected child. Residue of es- 
tate to wife, "in this colleny or att nwinglend" (New England). Wife, 
executrix. Witnesses — Seth Smith, Leaddy Colver and John Bell. 
Proved August 20, 1733. Lib. 3, p. 368. 

, , — . Inventory, without date, £95.11.0; including beaver 

hat, felt hat and Bible. Made by David Collver and John Bell. 

1733, Aug. 14. Colwell, Francis, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., labour- 
er; will of. Children — William, Thomas, John and Henry. Executors 
— W T alter Wall and Jeremiah White. Mentions cloth at Henry Van- 
debelt's. Witnesses — William Smith, Thomas Whitlock and Johnsen. 
Proved October 16, 1733. Lib. B, p. 470. 

1733, Nov. 24. Inventory (£75.1.4) includes 6 pocket books, 26 coarse 
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combs, 10 pair of spectacles, 29 pair scissors, 55 thimbles; indicating the 
deceased was dealer in notions or drygoods. Debts against Joseph Dorsit, 
Gershom Walling, Justice Wilson, Marget Smith, Gershom Boune, William 
Lawrence, James Nipper, Gyen Wotson, Timothy Loyd, Jno. Reidetaner, 
Widow Willit, Hendrick Vanbilt, Ro. Dodgworth, Charity Erven, George 
Cowenhoven, Jno. Benam, Henery Collwell. James Collwell, William 
Covanhoven and William Cole. Made by Thomas Whitlock and Robert 
Thomson. 

1730, June 9. Combs, Robert, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man- will of. Sons— Dennis and Robert. Daughters mentioned, but 
no names given. Land bought of Moses Coller. Executors— Wife, 
Euniss, eldest son Dennis, and Henry Potter of Woodbridge. Wit- 
nesses—Richard Carman, Timothy Bloomfleld, Nugient Kelly. Proved 
Sept. 11, 1730. Lib " B ' P- 166 ; 

1730, Aug. 29. Inventory, £135.9.1; made by Richard Carman and 

William Foord. 

1731, May 17. Compton, John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'x., widow, Elizabeth Compton. Lib. B, p. 211. 

1745, Sept. 3. Compton, Jonathan, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of Granddaughter, Sarah Bonham. Executors— Wife, Easter, 
brothers-in-law Peter Martin and Jonathan Martain. Witnesses- 
Samuel Compton, James Compton, Margret Compton, Ebenezer Sal- 
tar. Proved Feb. 24, 1747. Lib E p. 133^ 

1747, Feb. 23. Inventory, £73.3; made by Gershom Martin and 
Zedekiah Bonham. 

1736 Dec. 13. Comron, Daniel, of Chester, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will or Children— Daniel, Abraham, Richard, John, Benjamin, Isaac 
and Ann. Real and personal estate. Wife— Rebecca, sole executrix 
wi t n esses— Richard Peirce, Michael Peirce, Richard Barrow. Proved 

June 22, 1739. Uh ' ^' 

1739, June 21. Inventory, £235.11 ; made by Joseph Stokes and Thomas 

Lippincott. 

1747, Nov. 25. Conger, David, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Ad'mxl Dorcas Conger. Rowley Arnold, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. E, p. 110. 

1735 Nov. 29. Conger, Gershom, Jun'r. of Woodbridge, Middlesex 
Co carpenter; will of. Cousin, Gershom Cawood, at 21 years. Real 
and personal estate. Executors— Thomas Cawood and brother Rob- 
ert Mitchell. Witnesses— James Wilkison, Jane Phillips, Jno. Sarjant. 
Proved Jan. 20, 1735-6. Lib - C ' p " 58 " 

1749 Jan. 30. Conger, Job, of Woodbridge and Raway neck, Mid- 
dlesex Co., yeoman; will of. Children-Enoch, Moses, Ruth (wife of 
Nathaniel Price), Sarah (wife of Daniel Codington), Elizabeth (wife 
of Reuben Hierd), Esther and Barbara Conger, both under age. 
Executors— Wife, Keziah (Coziah), son Enoch and friend William 
Moore. Witnesses— Job Pack, Benjamin Tharp, Thomas Chapman. 
Proved Feb. 17, 1758. Lib - F - p> 4y7 ' 

1743-4 Feb. 25. Congleton, James, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x, Bridget 
Congleton, widow. Bondsmen— Thomas Haynes, John McKeen, yeo- 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I73O-I75O IO7 

man. All of Manington, Salem County. Witness — John Haynes 

Lib. 5, p. 90. 
1743-4, Feb. 25. Inventory (£39.11.6) includes loom and tackling, 
and 3 wheels £4. Appraisers — Thomas Haynes, John McKeen. 

1731, Dec. 8. Conhnss (Conhash), Isaac, "Indian King of the Jer- 
seys"; will of. Wife — Mary, sole legatee and executrix. Witnesses — 
Tfoos. Pleadwell, John Joans. Proved April 20, 1732. Lib. B, p. 246. 

1749, 16th day, 7th mo. (Sept.). Conly, Patrick, of Burlington Co.; 
will of. My horse to Thomas Whitten and remainder of estate to 
William Joans, whom I appoint executor. Witnesses — John Forsyth, 
Rich'd Satterthwaite. Proved March 22, 1749. Lib. 7, p. 15. 

1739, May 15. Connelly (Conoly) Brian, of Newton Township, 
Gloucester Co., bricklayer. Int. His widow, Dorothy, Admx. Robert 
Hubs, fellow bondsman. All of township and county aforesaid. Wit- 
nesses — Wm. Tatem, John Ladd, Jun. Lib. 4, p. 199. 

1738, Dec. 22. Inventory (£65.12.6) includes debtors: Thomas Wilkins, 
John Kahan, Abraham Chattin, Jonas Cox. Appraisers — Robt. Hubs, 
Abraham Nelson. 

1738, Oct. 6. Connelly, Mickeall, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Son, William, whole estate. In case of his death be- 
fore 21, cousin Dennis Cannely, now living at New Castle upon Del- 
aware, and brother-in-law, George Clark, to have equally the same. 
Executors — Said cousin, Dennis Cannely and William Cobb. Wit- 
nesses — Edward Mcfarlen, John Jones. "J. J. Jur., May 25, 1741." 

Gloucester Wills, 274 H. 

1740, Oct. 16. Inventory of Michel Conelly, "late of Salem Co.," 
£44.02.08. Appraisers — Matth. Boucher, Joseph White. 

1750, May 3. Connet, Benjamin, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Children — James, Joseph, Anne, Katherine, Philey, 
Sarah, all under age. Land received from grandfather, Noe Bishop. 
Executors — Wife, Katherine, and brother, Jonathan Connet. Witness- 
es — John Burwell, David Inslee, Nugient Kelly. Proved June 13, 1750. 

Lib. E, p. 418. 

1746, Dec. 20. Connover, Wyekoff, of Monmouth Co. Janitie, his 
widow, declines to administer the estate. 

1746, Nov. 17. Inventory, £439.12.4%; made by Nicholas Johnson, 
Elias Goulden, John Taylor. Monmouth Wills, 1281, 1285-6 M. 

1749, August 15. Conrod, John of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Adm'x, Elizabeth Conrod. David Rumbo and Thomas Stillwell of 
Amwell, sureties. Witnesses — Benjamin Bye and William Ball. In- 
ventory, £72.0.0; made by Job Robins and Thomas Stillwell. 

Lib. 6, p. 280. 

1741-2, March 12. Cook, Edward Patterson, of town of Shrewsbury, 
Monmouth Co.; will of. Wife, Katherine. Land at Shark River. 
Children — Ebenezer (eldest son), Margaret, William, John, Thomas 
and Edward Paterson, all evidently under age. Executors — Wife, 
"my brother, Ephraim Allen and brother Job Cook." Witnesses — 
Stoffil Longstreet, Harman Lane, John and Peter Parker. Proved 
March 2, 1742. John Parker and the executors, Quakers. 

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1745, May 2. Cook, Samuel, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., weaver; 
will of. Brother, Matthew Cook, house and land in New Brunswick. 
Sister, Susanna Cook executrix, to have personal estate. Witnesses — 
Samuel and Henry Leonard and Joseph Throckmorton. Proved June 
14, 1745. Ltt>- D, p. 297. 

1745. June 25. Inventory, £503.3.11; made by Job Throckmorton and 
Samuel Leonard. 

1747, August 22. Cook, William, of town of Shrewsbury, Monmouth 
Co., carpenter; will of. Wife, Rebecca. "My brothers and my sister." 
Executors — brother, Jasher Cook, and uncle, Ephraim Allen. Witness- 
es — Obadiah Williams, William Cook, Jr. and Jacob Dennis. Proved 
Oct. 31, 1747. Executors all Quakers. Lib. E, p. 141. 

1747, Sept. 14. Inventory, £235.09.09; made by Joseph and Jacob 
Corlies. 

1742-3, Jan. 1. Cooke, Thomas, of New Hanover, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Abigail. Sons — William and Benjamin, and 
dau. Elizabeth, all under age. Son-in-law, Tho. Emley, and dau. -in- 
law, Ruth Emley. Real and personal estate. Executors — brother 
William Cooke and John Steward. Witnesses — Sam'l Emley, Wil- 
liam Emley, William Bullock. Proved Feb. 9, 1742-3. Lib. 4, p. 352. 

1742-3, Feb. 1. Inventory, £959.5.11 ; made by Samuel Wright, Michael 
Newbold and Sam'l Emley. Includes plantation in the Eastern Division, 
£150. 

1734, Oct. 16. Cooke, William, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
husbandman. Int. Inventory, £9.9.9; made by Edward Mullin and 
Josiah White. 

1734, Nov. 9. Adm'r, Abraham Bryan, of Northampton, yeoman. John 
Doe and Richard Roe, of same place, gents., fellow bondsmen. 

Burlington Wills, 2681-4 C. 

1745, Nov. 22. Cooley, Simon, of City of Burlington, miller. Int. 
Adm'r, William Skeels, of same. Joseph Hollinshead, fellow bonds- 
man. Lib. 7, p. 96. 

1746, Sept. 20. Cooper, James, of Coles Town, Gloucester Co. Int. 
Inventory of personal estate, £35.2.1; made by Jos'a Bispham and 
Arthur Borradaill. 

1746, Oct. 11. Cooper, James, of Evesham, Burlington Co., weaver. 
Int. Adm'r, Thomas Coles (Cole), Waterford, Gloucester Co. Richard 
Cannon, of Evesham, gent., fellow bondsman. Lib. 5, p. 431. 

1747, April 2. Inventory, £2.15.0; made by Joshua Bispham and 
Arthur Borradaill. 

1730, Sept. 20. Cooper, John, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Ann. Children — James, John, David, Mary, Ann, Sarah, 
Hannah; an expected child. Plantation at Alloway's Creek. Execu- 
tors — wife, brother John Mickle, cousin Joseph Cooper, Jr., brother 
Benjamin Clark, Jr. Witnesses — Henry Elliott, Joseph Dickinson, 
James Sloan. Proved Feb. 16, 1730. 

1730-1, Feb. 10-12. Inventory, £623. 1. 3% ; made by Jonathan Lad and 
Jos'a Lord. Lib. 3, p. 118. 

1733, April 17. Cooper, John, of Middletown, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Adm'r, Roelof Skank. Lib. B, p. 42L 



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1733, August 4. Inventory, appraised at house of Roeloffe Schenck, 
brewer, £18.18.6. Includes notes from Robert Manns and Oliver Silver- 
thorne, and "To his Credits in two several books set down, the one in his 
Tavern Book and the other in his freight book." Made by Aure Van Dorn, 
Jacob Vandorn and Robert Dodsworth. 

1732, Nov. 16. Cooper, John, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Son- 
in-law, John Sergeant, who is under age. Brother, Samuel Cooper. 
Children of sister Sarah Woodruff, deceased. Children of sister Mary 
Ward. Eldest daughter of sister Elizabeth Frayley, deceased. Sons- 
in-law — Thomas and Daniel Sergeant. Real and personal estate. 
Executors — wife, Hannah, and son-in-law, Jonathan Sergeant. Wit- 
nesses — Sam'll Farrand, Ezekiel Ailing', Nathaniel Farrand. Proved 
March 11, 1736. Lib. C, p. 154. 

172S, Oct. 2. Cooper, Joseph, of Newtown Township, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Lydia, during widowhood, plantation whereon 
I live and personal estate. In case of her marriage or decease, son 
Isaac to have home farm and land bought from John Colley and 
Joseph Dole, next Wm. Cooper. "Whereas I have given my son 
Joseph the land on which he lives, I also give him 572 acres on which 
George Erwin lives in the Township of Waterford, upon condition, 
that he pays my daughters Lydia, Hannah and Sarah £33.6.8 within 
four years after my decease." "Whereas I have given to my son Ben- 
jamin the plantation at Cooper's Point, on w r hich he lives, I also give 
him 227 acres on the northerly side of Coopers Creek in the Town- 
ship of Waterford, 5 acres in the Great Meadows adjoining Samuel 
Cole, 300 acres on Unknown Creek in Salem County, adjoining Neale 
Daniel, also meadow and upland between land of Wm. Cooper and 
my son, Joseph." Executors — Wife, Lydia, and son, Joseph. Wit- 
nesses — Tho. Spicer, Abigail Spicer, Wm. Cooper, John Green. Proved 
8 Jan. 1731. Lib. 3, p. 173. 

1731, Nov. 10. Inventory (£861.06) includes 111 Barrels of "Sidder" 
and 103 empty cases. Appraisers — John Kay, Tho. Spicer. 

1747, Nov. 23. Cooper, Joseph, of Newtown, Gloucester Co.; will of 
Wife, Hannah, to have the home plantation, 430 acres (at her death 
brother, Isaac Cooper, to possess the same), etc. Cousins — Wm. Moode 
and Joseph Howell. Grandchildren — Mary, Hannah, and Lydia (min- 
ors). Children of Jacob Howell, Jun'r. Sisters — Hannah Morgan and 
Sarah Raper. Nephews — Joseph, Benjamin, James, Samuel and Wil- 
liam, sons of brother Benjamin Cooper. 600 acres near head of 
Cooper's Creek in Waterford, Gloucester Co., occupied by John Collins, 
Jun. Executors — Wife and Israel Pemberton, Jun., of City of Phila- 
delphia, merchant. Witnesses — Simon Breach, Roger Irwin, Mary 
Shores. Affirmed 22 Nov. 1749. Lib. 6, p. 274. 

1750, Aug. 8. Inventory, £1351.16.7 V2 ; made by Thos. Spicer, Josiah 
Alberson. 

1732, Nov. 28. Cooper, Lydia, of Newtown Township, Gloucester Co., 
■widow; will of. Legacies to grandchildren — Mary, daughter of son 
Joseph Cooper; Hannah, Lydia and Rachel, daughters of son Benjamin 
Cooper; Thomas, Lydia and Mary Raper, son and daughters of daugh- 
ter Sarah, wife of Joshua Raper; Mary, Elisabeth, Lydia and Hannah, 
daughters of daughter Hannah, wife of Alexander Morgan. Daugh- 
ter, Lydia Cock, son, Isaac Cooper. Executors — son, Joseph Cooper, 



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and son-in-law, Joshua Raper. Witnesses — John Preston, Nicholas 
Lynch, Elisabeth Mclelan. Affirmed 29 Nov. 1736. 

Lib. 4, p. 77. 

1736, Nov. 16. Inventory (£485. 15. 7% ) includes "large Bible, 49 shill- 
ings," "228% yds. of linnen," £28.11.10. Appraisers — John Kay, Tho. 
Spicer. 

1737, Aug. 2. Cooper, Samuel, Esq., of Newark, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'x, Experience Cooper, widow. Isaac Lyon and Daniel Tichener, 
fellow bondsmen. Lib. C, p. 173. 

1737, Sept. 22. Inventory (£580.09.19) includes bonds due from John 
Plumb, Thomas Stag, Ezekiel Crane, John Reno, Jun'r, Joseph Jones, 
Jeremiah Baldwin, Zachariah Hall, Thomas Price, Thomas Gardner, 
Thomas Longworth, John Nutman, Abraham Ketchel, Josiah Crane, Jo- 
seph Peck, John Johnson at Canabrok, Henry Eling, James Souter, Edward 
Heden, William Homes, Nathaniel Ward, Jun'r, John Melleg, Samuel 
Godden, James Smith, Capt. Amos Williams, Abraham Meseker, Daniel 
Cogswell, France Francisco, Hance Spier, Jun'r, Joseph Bestedo, Na- 
thaniel Crain, James Meleg, John Baldwin, Jun'r, Benjamin Shipman, John 
Francisco, Coll. John Cooper, Caleb Ward, Moses Harrison, Benjamin 
Baldwin, Josiah Gilbert, David Ailing, John Ogden, David Ogden, Nathaniel 
Anderson, Garret Jacobus, Joseph Ball, Jonachan Ward, Simeon Van- 
winkle, John Hambleton, Bornt France, John Wells, Peter Sanderson, 
Jacob Spier, Jonathan Davis, Thomas Stag, Hendrick France, France Cook, 
Nathaniel Williams, Abraham Riker, Doctor Gillet, Abraham Defoe, Na- 
thaniel Rogers, Thomas Ward, Philip Schuyler, Steven Ward, Perrigrine 
Sandford, Eleazer Bruen, John Mun, Adam Belsher, Jacob Vanderhoof, 
Abraham Francisco, Hendrick Spier, Timothy Person, Hesel Petterson, 
Eliphalet Johnson, Epenetus Beech, Samuel Parkis, John Brown, Daniel 
Serjeants, W T idow Richards ; made by Eliphalet Johnson and John Ogden. 

1732, Dec. 4. Cooperthwaite, John, of Chester, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; unsigned will of. Son, Thomas, "house I now live in and all my 
lands on or adjoining on North side of the road that goes into the 
country." Son, John, lands lying between said road and the Branch, 
commonly called Coles Branch, and to both sons lands in Evesham, 
also in Waterford, Gloucester Co. Son, Hugh. Daus-Elizabeth (wife 
of Abraham Shadwell); Susannah (wife of William Webster); Han- 
nah (wife of Francis Hogshead); and Deborah (wife of Ambrous Cop- 
land). Executors — Sons, John and Thomas. Proved Dec. 30, 1732. 

1732, Dec. 5. John Kay, Esq., yeoman, affirmed that John Cooper- 
thwaite was in sound health and perfect memory, but being on a Sloop 
found he was too weak to sign his will. 

1732, Dec. 31. John King, of Chester, farmer, deposes that he was pres- 
ent at the time of the last sickness of John Copperthwaite and did hear 
John Kay, Esq., of Waterford read distinctly a certain writing purporting 
to be the last will and testament of John Copperthwaite. 

1732-3, Jan. 1. Hugh Coperthwaite, of Chester, yeoman, affirmed that 
he was present at the last sickness of his father and did hear John Kay 
of Waterford, Esq., read distinctly a paper purporting to be said will. 

1732-3, Jan. 3. Petition of Thomas and John Cooperthwaite, sons of 
John Cooperthwaite, of Chester, yeoman, for letters of administrations. 
Bond of Thomas and John Cooperthwaite as administrators. 

Lib. 3, p. 233. 

1730, 11th day, 9th mo. (Nov.). Coore, Enoch, of Evesham, Burling- 



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ton Co., yeoman; will of. Sister Sarah, all cows and household goods. 
Sister Hannah, lot in Burlington that fell to me by heirship. Another 
sister, name not mentioned. Nephew, Isaac Wilkins, minor. Niece, 
Sarah Foster, minor. Executors — brothers-in-law, Thomas Wilkins 
and William Foster. Witnesses — Thomas Ballinger, Sam'll Atkinson, 
Samuel Stokes. Proved March 6, 1731. Lib. 3, p. 185. 

1731-2, 16th day, 12th mo. (Feb.). Inventory, £589.00.8 y 2 ; made by 
Joseph Stoakes and Sam. Lippincott. 

1736, July 28. Coppock, Bartholomew, of Wellinborough, Burling- 
ton Co., blacksmith. Int. Adm'x, Amy Coppock, widow. Abraham 
Perkins, of same, fellow bondsman. Lib. 4, p. 63. 

1736, Aug. 10. Inventory, £103.3.1 ; made by Abraham Perkins and 
Peter Bishop. 

1731, March 11. Corbett, Mary; will of. Grandson, John Corbett 
Ludlow, minor, "son of my daughter Mary and Henry Ludlow, her 
now husband." Debt due brother-in-law, Chief Justice Hooper. Land 
in New York. Executor — nephew John Morris. Witnesses — Isabella 
Graham, James Graham, Robert Hunter Morris. Proved March 31, 
1732. Lib. B, p. 298. 

1740, Oct. 22. Cordesse, Anthony, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., 
baker. Int. Adm'r, Samuel FitzRandolph, Sen'r, of Woodbridge, prin- 
cipal creditor. Samuel Fitzrandolph, Jun'r, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. C, p. 359. 

1743-4, March 12. Cordry, William, of Great Eggharbor, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Ann. Sons — Clement, to have plantation 
whereon I live between Great Gutt Creek and William Reid's land; 
Edmund, to have residue of said tract, also meadows southeastward 
over the Bay and the cedar swamp; Isaac. Daughters, Rebecca Cor- 
dry, alias Leeds, Phebe Cordry, alias Covenoven, and Elizabeth Cordry, 
Ruth Ireland, Easter Cordry. Executors — sons-in-law, John Leeds 
and Joseph Ireland. Witnesses — Joseph Leeds, Deborah Leeds, Japhet 
Leeds, Junior. 

1746, May 27. Codicil — concerning son Isaac. Witnesses — John Leeds, 
John Poolen, Samuel Weaire. Affirmed 23 April, 1747. 

Gloucester Wills, 347 H. 

1746-7, March 18. Inventory (£139.5.6) includes coopers' tools, weavers 
loom and tackling. Appraisers — Joseph Leeds, John Ingersul. 

1740, Aug. 13. Corey, Abraham, of Hanover, Morris Co., will of. 
Abraham (the eldest) to have improvement of plantation in Hanover 
until sons David and Jonathan will be 22. Daughters — Elizabeth Day, 
Mary Johnson and Abigail. Executors — son Abraham and son-in-law, 
Samuel Day. Witnesses — Stephen Ward, William Brant, Nichlous 
Carter. Proved 4 Nov., 1740. Lib. C, p. 362. 

1740, Oct. 28. Inventory (£90.9.6) includes claims against Caleb Ball, 
Benjamin Winchel, William Gardner, Joseph Headley, Henery Leacy, 
Joseph Leacy, Jacob Gargis, Ebenezer Mehurin. Appraisers — Barnibus 
Carter, Jeremiah Genung. 

1738, Sept. 2. Corker, Samuel, of Bristol, Bucks Co., Pa., sawyer 
and carter. Int. Adm'r, Joseph Rockhill, of Bristol, gent., with Samuel 
Scattergood, of Burlington, N. J., merchant, as fellow bondsman. 



IU NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1738. Sept. 1. Jane Corker, widow of Samuel, resigns right of admin- 
istration in favor of Joseph Rockhill. Burlington Wills, 3059-60 C. 

1739. Oct. 20. Corlis, Benjamin, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
weaver. Int. Inventory, £84.5.0; made by Samuel Leonard, John 
Redford and Jeremiah Bonham. Lib. C, p. 297. 

1739, Nov. 14. Adm'x, Mary Corlis, widow. Joseph Corlis, of Shrews- 
bury, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Witnessed by Jacob Vardell. 

174S. Deo. 22. Corlise. Samuel, of town of Shrewsbury, Monmouth 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, and brother, George Corleis, 
legatees and executors. Witnesses — Joseph Eatton, Richard Anthony 
and Jacob Dennis. Proved Jan. 3, 1748-9, and Elizabeth Corleis sworn 
in. "George Corleis, the other executor therein named, living at 
present in New England." 

1749, December 5. George Corleis sworn in as executor. 

Lib. E, p. 348. 

1750, Dee. 2G. Cornelison, Charles, of Penns Neck, Salem County, 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Ann, executrix. Son, Charles, V 2 plantation 
(110 acres) whereon I live. Son, Andrew, the other half. When they 
attain age of 21, they shall pay legacies to son, John Corneliuson, and 
daughter, Catherine. Sons John and Andrew to be put to trades. 
Witnesses — William Philpot, Samuel Whitehorne. Proved 23 Feb., 
1750 Salem Wills, 924 Q. 

1750-1, Jan. 31. Inventory, £90.10.9 ; made by Samuel Whitehorne, 
William Philpot. 

1743, Dee. 17. Cornelisse, Mathew, of Bergen Co., yeoman; will of. 
Daughters — Maregrit Vanorde (wife of Allebert VanOrde) and Rachel 
Begonem. Grandson, Matheis Cornelisse. Executor — Cornelius Wyn- 
koop, of Hackinsack, merchant. Witnesses — Lourens L. Vanboskerk, 
Lourens I. Vanboskerk, Nicolaes DeMarest. Proved 31 Jan. 1748. 

Lib. E. p. 251. 

1748, Sept. 22. Inventory, of real and personal, (£191.4.6) includes 
125 acres of land and meadow and bond from John Zabrisco ; made by 
Cor's Wynkoop, Executor. 

1742, Aug. 10. Cornelius, John, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Johanna. Children — John (oldest), Elizabeth, Allen, William, 
Joseph and James (minor). Real and personal estate. Executor — 
John Corle. Witnesses — Jacob Beng, Isaac Carredo, Jno. Dalley. 
Proved 16 March, 1742-3. Lib. D, p. 26. 

1742, Aug. 21. Inventory, of real and personal, (£40.15.3) includes one 
lot of land, £14, and house and lot, £5 ; made by Ja. Leonard and Jno. 
Dalley. 

1742-3, Mar. 19. Widow, Johanna, renounces executorship. Witnesses 
— Joseph Badcock, John Berrien. 

1743-4, Feb. 25. Corneliuson, Cornelius, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Ann. Eldest son, Jacob, to have 50 acres he 
lives on adjoining Long Bridge, "part of the old tract whereon I live," 
and 40 acres joining the same and Portmorant land and John Eaton's, 
?'as will appear by the deed that I gave him." Son, Cornelius, to 
have "the plantation I live on," (50 acres) with all of the buildings 
and 55 acres adjoining Mr. Grafton's land and Andrew Bartleson's 



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and Andrew Boon's. Daughters — Sarah Tussey, Catherine Butter- 
worth and Elinor Mounson. Grandchildren — Elinor Butterworth and 
Peter Boon. Executors — wife, and son Cornelius Cornelinson. Wit- 
nesses — John Groome, Michael Pedrick, Saml. Whitehorne. Proved 
10 Nov. 1744. Lib. 5, p. 87. 

1744, Nov. 6. Inventory, £67.8.1 ; made by Michael Pedrick, Samuel 
"Whitehorne. 

1747, Oct. 7. Cornell, William, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Sons — Smith (the eldest), William (the second), John (the third), 
Benjamin and Edward. Daughters — Hannah, Elizabeth, Sarah, Char- 
ity, Mary and Martha. Home plantation to youngest sons, Benjamin 
and Edward. Other plantations to sons William and John. Execu- 
tors — sons, Smith and William, and son-in-law, Edward Hunt. Wit- 
nesses — Edward Hunt, Sen'r., Jonas Wood and Reuben Armitage. 
Proved April 17, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 56. 

1731, April 28. Corson, Christian, of Upper Precinct, Cape May Co., 
husbandman. Int. Adm'x, Ann Corson, spinster. Fellow bondsman, 
Peter Corson. Witnesses — Robert Townsend, Henry Lenord, Jacob 
Spicer. Lib. 3, p. 101. 

1731, April 22. Inventory (£174.00.11) includes smith's tools, % of a 
shallop, oxen, cows, etc. Appraisers — Robert Townsend, Henry Young. 

1736, Dec. 12. Corson, Jacob, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Amy. Sons, Jacob and Peter Corson. Son, Jeremiah Corson, 
100 acres "at the place called the 'fast Landing.' " Daughters — 
Rachel, Amy and Martha (minors). Executors — wife, Amy, and son, 
Jacob. Witnesses — John Willets, Joseph Badcock, Rich. Hoe. Proved 
25 April 1737. Letters granted to Naomi Corson, widow. 

Lib. 4, p. 103. 

1737, April 4. Inventory, £153.3.2 ; made by Henry Young, John Willets. 

1740, March 31. Corson, John, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x, 
Susannah Corson. Fellow bondsman — -Isaac Binar, all of aforesaid 
County. Witnesses — Henry Young, John Willets. Lib. 4, p. 227. 

1739, April 23. Inventory, £49.13.10; made by Henry Young, John 

Willets. 

1731, April 29. Corson, Peter, Upper Precinct, Cape May Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Adm'x, Deborah Corson, spinster. Fellow bondsmen, Peter 
Corson, Jacob Corson. Witnesses — Henry Young, Mary Corson, Jacob 
Spicer. Lib. 3, p. 101. 

1731, April 25. Inventory (£325.4.5) includes bonds of Peter Corson, 
Junr, and Christian Corson. Appraisers — Robert Townsend, Henry Young. 

1740, Aug. 5, Cory, Benjamin, of Essex Co.; will of. "Being listed 
into the King's service to go to Cuba." To eldest sons (all under age) 
of brothers Elnathan, John and Joseph Cory, land in Essex Co., "given 
me in the will of my father." Sister, Anna Cory. Executors — broth- 
ers, Elnathan and John, and friend, William Winans. Witnesses — ■ 
Abijah Hubbell, Phebe Lambert, Nath'll Hubbell. Proved June 3, 
1747. Lib. E, p. 51. 

1732-3, Jan. 24. Cory, William, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Adm'r, 
Amos Roberts. Lib. B, p. 350 



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17S2-3, Jan. 25. Inventory (£42.10.09) includes debts due from Arthur 
Ward, John Day. Daniel Day, Samuel Crowel, Mr. Baley ; made by Jona- 
than Oram. Ksq., and Nath'll Whealer. 

17-4S. Jan. 'Z. Coryell, Emnnuel, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co., farmer; will of. Estate to wife and six children. Wife, Sarah, 
to have house testator lived in and "ferry, meadows, barns and 
stables," during widowhood. Oldest son, John. Executors — wife and 
son John. Overseers — Daniel Cooper and Job Warford. Witnesses — 
John Johnson, Esther Dryall and Robert Evans. Proved Jan. 23, 
1748-9. Lib. 6, p. 89. 

1748. Feb. 3. Inventory (£854.12.8) includes bonds of Henry Smith, 
John Hurst, Hugh Smith; 8 negroes; 3 guns; speaking trumpet; 
sheep at States Jewells. Made by Derrick Hoagland and Peter Prall. 

1757, Nov. 1. Account of John Coryell, executor of will of Emanuel 
Coryell, mentions cash received from John Miles ; money for part of house 
and lot at Bound Brook sold by sheriff ; and money paid to Randall 
Hutchinson. George Hughes, Richard Hainds, John Deling, William Pear- 
son, Jacob Ketcham, Joseph Yard, John Watson, Esther Dryall, Eliza- 
beth Phillips, John Baumont, Abraham Vendome. Thomas Kennedy, Job 
Warfield, John Schoolfield, Nathaniel Foster, William Osborne, Gershom 
Lambert, Mary Heston, Joseph Yard, Garrard Williamson, Richard Ste- 
phens. John Hamilton, Cornelius Dawett, John Reading, Moses Vancourt, 
Philip Kearny, Preserve Brown, Robert Evans, Sarah Canby, Benjamin 
Taylor, Derick Hogeland, Aaron Mattison, William Shatterthwaite, John 
Neglee. Thomas Gilbert, Johannes Wallace, Job Warford, Joseph Warrell, 
John Waggett, Robert Thompson, John Ingham, William Lowther, Chris- 
topher Lashere, William Morris, Samuel Helcome, executors of Henry 
Birkir, Valentine Ent, Dennis Woolverton, Joseph De Cow, Jacob Heston, 
George Ely, John Cox, Benjamin Smith, a schoolmaster, Mayor, clerks, 
etc.. at Philadelphia, Jonathan Gray, Timothy Smith, surveyor ; Joseph 
De Cou. George Reading, Daniel Cooper, Thomas Kennedy. 

173G. June 10. Cosort <t assart). David, of Somerset Co., gent; will 
of. Wife, Staintiah. Son, George, to have (eventually) home farm. 
Son, David, lands next to Jacob Derotes. Son, Francis, 110 acres and 
Dutch Bible. Daughters — Mary Williamson, Susannah Canine, Elenor, 
Jane and Eve. Grandchildren — Hendrick Harpending, son of daughter 
Leah, deceased, and three children- of son Jacob, deceased. William- 
tiah, "former wife" of Jacob. Executors — Son, David, and Peter Wil- 
liamson. Witnesses — Marius Glanvill, John Riggs, Johanas Hogland. 
Proved 13 Jan., 1740. Lib. C, p. 387. 

1741. July 1. "Inventory, Bown Broak (Bound Brook), of the late 
David Casaar." Personal estate, £137.1.6 ; made by Jacob DeGroot, Wil- 
liam Olden. 

1747-8, Jan, 10. C ossins, John, of Springfield, Burlington Co., farmer; 
will of. Children — John, Samuel, Mary Foort and Mary Holt. Real 
and personal estate. Wife, Elizabeth, sole executrix. Witnesses — 
Thomas Foster, Sen'r, Amariah Foster, John Foster. Proved March 
14, 1747-8. Lib. 5, p. 405. 

1747-8, March 14. Inventory, £49.17.2; made by Thomas Foster and 
John Foster. 

1735, May 19. Coulton, Richard, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Inventory of estate, £23.11.5, includes joiners and turners tools, notes 



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of Hendrick Lane, Martin Conners, James Thomson and Walter Dun- 
gan Made by Thomas Morford, Pontius Stelle and Thomas Holms. 

Lib. C, p. 44. 
1735, May 20. Adm'x, Mary Coulton, widow. Hugh Hartshorne, of 
Middletown, gentleman, fellow bondsman. 

1748, Sept. 6. Couwenhoven (Covenhoven), Albert, of Freehold, 
Monmouth Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Eleanor. Eleven children — 
William (eldest), Ruluff, Anna, Jane, Alice, Marget, Sarah, Peter, 
Jarratt, John and Cornelius. Executors — wife, and kinsman William 
Covenhoven, son of Cornelius Covenhoven. Witnesses — Jan Kou- 
wenhoven, Matteys Pitersen and William Williamson. Proved Oct. 
3, 1748 and Eleanor Covenhoven, executrix, sworn. Lib. E, p. 213. 

' 1748, Oct. 8. William C. Kouenhoven asks to be excused from executor- 
ship. 

1748, Nov. 21. Inventory (£1800.12.3) includes 203 acres of land, piece 
of salt meadow, negros (man, woman and 4 children), loom, oyster tongs, 
Bible ; made by William Williamson, Willem Couvenhoven and Matteys 
Piterson. Signed "Neltje Couenhouen." 

1735, Nov. 22. Comvenhoven (Covenhoven), Cornelias, of Middle- 
town Township, Monmouth Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Margaret, all 
estate, and the old negro woman, Hannah. Eldest son, William, 
negroes Sam and Tom, 156 acres of land sold to testator by William 
Bowne, March 1, 1704, and January 20, 1705, and 120 acres received 
from Daniel Hendricks, John Schenck, Garrat Schenck and Peter 
Weycoff, July 18, 1716. Son, Roeloffe, negroes James and Toney, and 
residue of land and meadow received July 18, 1716, 2% acres received 
from James and Rachel Hubbard, July 27, 1706, 2 acres from Jonathan 
Holmes, June 23, 1719, 10 acres from John Bowne, May 4, 1703, and 
125 acres from Garrat and John Schenck, Dec. 24, 1700. Son, William, 
to pay legacies to testator's daughters — Leah, Catherine, Yacominekey, 
Margaret and Rachel. Son, Roeloffe, to pay legacies to daughters — 
Mary, Sarah, Neelkye, Allkye, Yannikee and Anne. Executors — wife, 
and sons William and Roeloffe. Witnesses — Gerret Schenck, Johannis 
Bennet and Robert Dodsworth. Proved June 22, 1736. Lib. C, p. 107. 

1750, Dec. 15. Covenhoven, (Conover), Ellas, of Middletown, Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Wife mentioned, but not named. Children — 
Peter, John, Patience, Lidia, Jane, Sarah, Anne, and unborn child. 
Executors — brother, Peter Cownover, John Longstreet of Freehold, 
brother-in-law John Wall, of Middletown. Witnesses — Roelyf Coven- 
hoven and Garritt Schenck. Proved Jan. 30, 1750. Lib. E, p. 478. 

1743, July 5. Covenhoven, Jacob, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman ; will of. Children — Martin, Roeloff, Jacob, Garret, Peter and John. 
Granddaughter — Sarah Covenhoven. Grandsons — Daniel Covenhoven, 
Daniel Hendrickson and Jacob Hendrickson. Executors — Roeloff, Ja- 
cob and Garret. Witnesses — Joseph Goulder, George Crawford, Elias 
Golden and Charles Henderson. Proved July 17, 1744. Lib. D. p. 152. 

1744, Dec. 3. Inventory (£618.18.8) includes six negros, large Bible, 217 
bushels Indian corn, books, 32 barrels flour; also bonds and book debts 
f rom — Aron Stryker, Joseph, John and James Dorsett, Benjamin and John 
Carman, Andrease Johnsen, Tunis and Stephen Amack, Mathias Peterson, 
Andrew Bray, Harman Johnson, Joseph Cooper, Stephen Heviland, Hend- 
rick Smock, Tunis Swart, William Williamson, George Crawford, Samuel 



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and George Jobs, Tunis Denice, John Williams, Andrew Crawford, Thomas 
Harbert, Johannes and John Brewer, Joseph. Andrew, Benjamin, James 
and John Willson. Daniel and Thomas Seabrook, Gershom Wallen, Richard 
Burden, John Mount. Ellas Golder, James Hutching, William Covenhoven 
of Flat Lands, Samuel, Joseph, and Jacob Dennis, Job Throckmorton, 
Thomas and William Layton, Abraham and John Watson, Robert White, 
John Taylor, John Tennison, Cornelius Vandevear, William and Thomas 
Patten. John Mackleese, Samuel, Obadiah and Obadiah Holmes, Jr., 
Rulof and Jacob Covenhoven. Made by Samuel Ogborne, Hendrick 
Hendrickson and Edward Taylor. 

1740. Oct. 24. Covenhoven, Roelof, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'rs, 
Peter Covenhoven, William Hendrickson and Tunis Denis. Hendrick 
Hendrickson, fellow bondsman. All of Monmouth County. 

Lib. D, p. 420. 

1746, Nov. 17. Inventory (£439.12.4%) includes bills, notes, etc., of 
Guisbert Vanmatre, Hendrick Mires, Robert Hood and Andrew Willson 
and two negro girls. Made by Nicholas Johnson, Elias Golden and John 
Taylor. 

1746, Dec. 20. Janitie Couenhoven. widow of Ruloff, declines admin- 
istering. (Name in letter, "Janitie Connover"). Witnesses — Cornelius 
and Mary Lane. 

1742, Oct. 17. Covenhoven, William, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman. Int. Adm'rs, Ann Covenhoven, widow, Rolef Covenhoven and 
William Hendrickson. Hendrick Hendrickson, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. D, p. 11. 

1742, Nov. 6. Inventory (£584.19.00) includes bonds from Jos. Dennis 
and John Stout, James Bowne and William Bowne, Thomas Bullman and 
Garsham Walling, Thomas Mount, James Bowne (minor), John Taylor 
and George Taylor, John Compton, John Stout Boatman. Safety Grover 
and James Grover, Jr.. Samuel Legg and Samuel Bowne, Jos. Shephard 
and Jos. Stillvell, Samuel Legg and John Winter and Edward Taylor ; 
also Dutch Bible. Made by Barnes Johnson, Nicholas Johnson and 
Jonathan Stout. 

1746-7, Feb. 17. Covenhoven, William, Jun'r. of New Windsor, Mid- 
dlesex Co., yeoman; will of. Children — William, Garret, Ann, Nelly, 
Sarah, David, all under age. Real and personal estate. Executors — 
wife, Margaret, William Covenhoven of Flat Lands, Long Island, and 
Albert Schank, of Pennsneck. Witnesses — Albert Schanck, Cornelius 
Covenhoven, Derrick Sutphen, Joseph Skelton. Proved Sept. 11, 1747. 

Lib. 5, p. 367. 

1730, June 26. Covenoven, Peter, Sr„ of Great Egg Harbour, Glou- 
cester Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Children — Peter, 
Isaiah, Thomas, Micajah, Mary, Judith. Executors — wife, and brother 
John Covenoven. Witnesses — Samuel Huested and John Watts. 
Proved Aug. 21, 1730. Lib. 3, p. 105. 

1730, Aug. 17. Inventory, £46.14.6; made by Joseph Leeds and Thomas 
Risley. 

1730-1, Feb. 5. Account by Elizabeth Covenoven, executrix (John 
Covenoven having renounced). 

1735, April 26. Covenoven, Peter, Jr., (eldest son and heir-at-law 
of Peter Covenoven, late of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester Co., yeo- 



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man, deceased) ward; petition of. Guardian — Jeremiah Adams of 
same place. Witnesses — Richard Phillpotts, Elias Steelman. 

Gloucester Wills, 551 H. 

1732, Jan. 9. Covert, Tunis, of Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, 
sole executrix, and to have whole estate. Son, John. Daughters — 
Jeane, Mary and "younger daughter, Harmssye." Witnesses — Tunis 
Post, William Taylor, Johanis Post. Proved 30 April, 1735. 

Lib. C, p. 29. 

, . Inventory (£102.13.9) includes "negro-man Jho £50." 

Made by Tunis Post, Peter Selyens (?). (Filed 1735; not dated). 

1743, March 15. Cowenhoven, Peter, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Patience. Son Peter, Jr. Children — Wil- 
liam, Elias, Hannah Antonides, Jane Williamson, Mary Schenck, Aeltje 
Williamson, and Anne Longstreet. Executors — sons William, Elias 
and Peter Cowenhoven. Witnesses — Robert Cumming, Andrew Mc- 
Gallerd and Jno. Henderson. Proved April 23, 1755. Lib. F, p. 259. 

1755, Sept. 16. Inventory (£35.19.11), includes two negros. Made by 
Isaac Voorhees, Dirik Zutphen, Jr., and Isaac Sutphen. 

1750, June 14. Cowgill, IVehemiah, of Gloucester Co., innholder. 
Int. Adm'x, widow, Esther Cowgill. Bondsman — Samuel Harrison, 
Esq. of same place. Witnesses — Fras. Haddock, Jos. Scattergood. 

Gloucester Wills, 453 H. 

1734, April IS. Cox, Eareck, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Ann, sole executrix, with power to sell plantation (197 
acres), situate on the northerly side of Rackcoon Creek, in township 
aforesaid. Witnesses — John Deumey, Earsek Cox, (son of Larance 
Cox), Samuel Shivers. Proved 11 June 1734. 

1735, Aug. 13. Inventory, £35.10.2 ; made by Losey Cox, Samuel Shivers. 

1749, July 26. Cox, Edward, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., hatter; 
will of. Five children mentioned, but two only by name, Humphrey 
and Dorothy. Lands bought of Shoball Smith and John Deare, Esq. 
Executors — friends, John Bloomfield, the elder, and John Pierson 
Jun'r. Witnesses — Rich'd Cutter, William Pike, David Donham, Jun'r. 
Proved Sept. 13, 1749. Lib. E, p. 326. 

1749, Aug. 25. Inventory, £15.15.10 ; made by Ichabod Smith, Sen'r, 
and Thomas Pike. 

1747, December 22. Cox, James, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
gentleman; will of. Reserves to his heirs forever, one chain square 
of ground where his wife and others of the family are buried. John 
Cox, son of son Thomas, deceased, when 21, lots No. 3 and 4 in draught 
made by John Lawrence, April 22 and 23, 1736, being 69 acres. If 
said John dies, land to John's sisters, Mary Cox, lately called, now 
married, and Anna Cox. Son, John Cox, northern part of testator's 
plantation, excepting burying ground; also land adjoining Robert 
Lawrence. Son, Joseph, southern part of plantation, 27 acres bought 
of Elisha Lawrence, deceased. Four daughters of testator's daugh- 
ter, Anna Jewell, deceased. Daughter, Elizabeth, land adjoining 
Burlington road. Sons, James, John, and Joseph, all apparel and 
arms. Grandson, James Cox. Daughters — Elizabeth, Alice, Rachel, 
Dorothy and Rebecca. Executors — sons John and Joseph Cox, and 
kinsman Thomas Cox. Witnesses — Samuel Stelle, John Hartshorne 
and John Lawrence, Jr. Proved Nov. 7, 1750. Lib. 6, p. 437. 



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1750, Oct. 30. Inventory of the estate of James Cox, "Senior," (£715. 
13.4 '•_>) includes negroes Pink, Adam, Lydia and Vina. Made by Edward 
Taylor and "William Tapscott. Additional goods, £29.7.6, includes debts 
due from Joseph Throckmorton and Hankinson. 

1740, Jan. 2i>. Cox, John, late of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co., 
carpenter. Int. Admr., John Wilkins, yeoman. Bondsman — Wil- 
liam Wilkins, both of same place. Witnesses — John Mickle, John 
Ladd. Gloucester Wills, 448 H. 

1749, Oct. 20. Inventory (£15.17.1) includes chest and tools. Apprais- 
ers — Wm. Wilkins, John Sedden. 

1747, July 22. Cox, Peter, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary. Sons — Manuel, Peter and Moans. 
Daughters — Katherine, Elinor, Anickor, Mary, Martha and Marget. 
Sons — Abraham, Addam and John to have plantation and land equally. 
Executor — son, Abraham. Witnesses — Robert Maffett, William Maf- 
fatt, Isaac Stephens. Sworn and affirmed 31 Aug. 1747. Lib. 5, p. 484. 

1747, Aug. 15. Inventory, £112.3.11 ; made by Isaac Stephens, Robert 
Maffatt. 

172S, Sept. 27. Cox, Philip, of the Blue Hills, Somerset Co.; will of. 
Wife, executrix. Sons — John, Philip and Phineas. Daughter — Eliza- 
beth. Executors empowered to sell 100 acres of land in Somerset Co., 
purchased of John Budd. Executor — John Kinsey, Jr. Witnesses — 
John Kinsey, Wm. Thomson, Joanna Kinsey. Proved 18 Aug., 1736. 

Lib. C, p. 115. 

1737, Jan. 7. (Piling date). Inventory (£304.14.3) includes Bible, 
£1.5. Made by Daniel Blackford, Ephraim Dunham. Signed, "Derkes 
Coks, admx. (her mark)." 

1749, July 8. Cox, Richard, of Wellingborough, Burlington Co. 
Adm'x, Elizabeth Cox, widow. Abraham Perkins and William Hew- 
lings of same, yeoman, fellow bondsmen. Lib. 6, p. 324. 

1749, July 8. Inventory, £128.2.3 ; made by Wil'm Heulings and Abra- 
ham Perkins. 

1746, March 21. Coxe, Benjamin, of Gloucester Co., laborer; will 
of. Friend, John Cole, of Gloucester Co., husbandman, executor and 
to have whole estate. Witnesses — Jo. Harrison, Andr. Tate, William 
Davis, Junior. Proved 13 April, 1747. Lib. 5, p. 384. 

1747, April 13. Inventory (£43.18.6) includes flat, oars, mast, sail and 
a canoe. Appraisers — Samuel Harrison, Andr. Tate. 

1737, March 21. Coxe, Daniel, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., Esquire; 
will of. Out of a tract of 5,865 acres of land on South branch of Rar- 
iton River off Smiths Brook, by Joseph Kirkbrides, William Canis 
and Thomas Stevenson, formerly in Amwell Township, then in Read- 
ingtown, 500 acres to testator's son, John; 400 acres to son, William; 
400 to daughter, Rebecca Coxe; 350 acres to Charles, Thomas and 
Mary, "commonly called Charles, Thomas and Mary Coxe, children of 
Mary Johnson of Trenton, spinster." Out of a tract of 5,000 acres, 
called Morris's purchase, part of 10,000 acres surveyed by John Read- 
ing, Jr., for the testator and for Joseph Kirkbride and Thomas Stev- 
enson in Amwell Township, 900 acres to son, John; 800 acres to son, 
William; 500 acres to daughter, Rebecca. Land at Mount Carmel in 



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Amwell and Bethlehem Townships. To son, Daniel, tract of 1,000 
acres at Flat kill, Hunterdon County; 408 acres at Paquacks. Survey 
made for Joseph Helby. Paquaess lands. Land surveyed by Edward 
Kemp at Coshatung; land near Indian town, on the branches of 
Cohanzey River in Salem County. Land at Cohanzie, surveyed by John 
Budd, near Island Branch of Morris's River. Lands held with Jacob Spicer, 
in Cape May County. Land held with Clement Hall of Salem, mer- 
chant, at Stow Creek or Hell Neck, Salem County. Articles of agree- 
ment made February 27, 1724, between testator and Samuel Hedge of 
Salem Township, merchant. Land in Salem County near plantation, 
late of Charles Angeloes, in possession of Obadiah Loyd. Land sur- 
veyed by Richard Bull late of Gloucester County, surveyor, deceased, 
at Alloways Creek, Salem County. Land on Musonnetcung Creek, in 
Hunterdon County. Land at Prince Morris's River, Salem County. 
Land surveyed by Bethaniah Leeds, surveyor. Land granted to the 
testator and others at Western Hook. Land held with John Scott, 
late of Rhode Island, deceased, in Salem County. Land on Rariton, 
patented to Joseph Bembridge and by Dr. Bembridge, brother and heir 
of said Joseph Bembridge, granted unto the testator's father, Doctor 
Daniel Coxe, and by latter to the testator. To son, William Coxe, land 
in Gloucester Town and Great Egg Harbour, Gloucester County, and 
land in Nottingham Township, Burlington County, adjoining lands of 
Robert Schooley and John Cox. To son, John, land in Trenton between 
Shabbacunck Brook and the rere line of Hutchinsons manor. Land 
granted by Colonel Dungan of New York, at Crabb Meadow in Hun- 
tington Township, Long Island. To son, John, dwelling house in 
Trenton where testator lived and four lots adjoining, containing 
about one acre. To son, William, when of age, stone house in Tren- 
ton wherein Mary Johnson lived. Three-fourths of iron works and 
grist mill near Bordentown, held with Thomas Potts, and land near 

there bought from Antrum, of Burlington since deceased, for 

digging of iron ore from. Lot in town of Burlington on east side of 
James Verree's lot and on Delaware River. Lot in Burlington, front- 
ing on Delaware River, adjoining Hutchinson's or Tatham's Lot, now 
the Society for Propogation of the Gospell. Orchard late of Jeremiah 
Basse and orchard belonging to the point house, in possession of Mrs. 
Weyman. Lot at Tatham's Point in Burlington. Lot near John Weth- 
eril's, since Joseph Welshe's and now John Eaton's, fronting on Del- 
aware. Lands in Hunterdon County; 3,000 acres in Hopewell; 15,000 
acres in Maidenhead; farm late in possession of Thomas Winder, 
lately recovered by a suit-at-law and now in possession of George 
Fox, adjoining land late of John Dean. Lands in Oxford Township, 
in the Nip Nut Country of the Colony of Massachusetts. Land called 
Crabb Meadow, and by the Indians called Cattawomack in Nassaw or 
Long Island. To son Daniel, any moneys paid in Great Britain for 
the schooling of testator's son, John Coxe. Executors — Joseph Mur- 
ray, of the City of New York, Esquire, attorney and counsellor-at- 
law; Samuel Bustill, of Burlington, attorney-at-law; testator's son, 
John Coxe of Trenton, attorney-at-law; and James Alexander, of 
the City of New York, Esquire, Counselor-at-law. Witnesses, John 
Dagworthy, Andrew Reed and Samuel Johnson. 

1739, April 18. Codicil, Mary, daughter of Mary Johnson, of Tren- 
ton, having died since date of will. Negro girl, Flora, to Charles, son 
of Mary Johnson. Thomas, son of Mary Johnson. Witnesses — John 
Dagworthy, Andrew Reed and Samuel Johnson. Proved April 30, 
1739. 



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The deposition of Samuel Bustill shows that on April 22, 1739, about 
seven in the morning, Colonel Daniel Coxe desired that the deponent and 
his son, Johnny, should come to him where he lay sick, etc. Gave books 
to son Johnny. Lib. 4, p. 157. 

1734, Sept. 12. Coxe, John, Jun'r, of Willingborow, Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, £105.8.8; made by Hugh Sharp and Thomas Reeves. 

1734, Oct. 4. Administration granted to Jane Coxe, widow. Hugh 
Sharp, Esq., and Thomas Reeves, yeoman, both of Wellinborough, fellow 
bondsmen. Lib. 3, p. 430. 

1781, April 8. Crafford, Joshua, of Cape May Co.; will of. "I give 
my house and land unto my brother Benjamin Crafford's son, Eleser." 
Sole executor, brother Benjamin. Witnesses — John Flower, Jonathan 
Fourman, Thomas Hand. Proved 30 April 1733. Lib. 3, p. 340. 

1733, April 25. Inventory, £53.1.0; made by Richard Downes, Elisha 
Hand. 

1744, Dec. 5. Craft, Gersham, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., labourer. 
Int. Administration granted to Lydia Craft, widow. James Hancock, 
of City of Burlington, peruke maker, fellow bondsman. Lib. 5, p. 63. 

1744, Dec. 31. Inventory, £23.19.6; made by Thomas Scattergood, 
Ju'r, and Wm. Heulings. Affirmed to Aug. 1, 1745, by Lydia Craft, ad- 
ministratrix. 

1734-5, Feb. 27. Craft, Thomas, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Thomas. Sons-in-law, John Brown and David 
Rockhill. Their children. Land bought of Dr. John Brown. Real 
and personal estate. Executors — wife, Margaret, and David Rockhill. 
Witnesses — William Shinn, Esther Garrish, John Richardson. Proved 
Nov. 10, 1735. Lib. 4, p. 45. 

1735, Nov. 10. Inventory, £177.18.6 ; made by George Morris and Rich- 
ard Gibbs. 

1731, Nov. 4. Crafton, Ambrose, of Salem Town and Co., "petty shop- 
man." Int. Adm'r Benjamin Constable. Bondsman — Daniel Mes- 
tayer. Both of said County. Witnesses — F. Gandonitt, Thos. Mason. 

Lib. 3, p. 215. 

1731, Nov. 4. Inventory (£21.13) includes "5 doz. leather ink horns, 1% 
doz. boys shoes, 14 horse whips, 2 doz. wigg combs." Appraisers — Daniel 
Mestayer, Thos. Mason. 

1736, Jan. 20. Craig, Alexander, of Trenton,. Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, executrix. Cousin, Alexander Craig, son of William Craig, 
living at Bohamia, when of age. Witnesses — Benjamin Smith, Wil- 
liam Morris, Thomas Wood. Proved June 11, 1737. Lib. 4, p. 105. 

1737, May 25. Inventory (£25.7.0) includes one barber's table. Made 
by Alexander Lockart and Benjamin Smith. 

1738, Sept. 28. Craig, Andrew, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., weav- 
er; will of. Children — Andrew, John, William, Margery, Elizabeth, 
Mary and Martha. Grandson — Abraham Terril, under age. Lands 
joining lands of John Marsh and William Piles. Executors — son, 
John, and daughter, Margery Craig. Witnesses — Thomas Clark, Sam- 
uel Brant, William Hopkins. Proved Oct. 24, 1739. Lib. C, p. 294. 

1739, Oct. 16. Inventory (£144.04.05) includes bonds of John Terrill, 



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Richard Clark, Jun'r, John Craig, Jona'th Hamton, Geo. Gostolow, Joseph 
Kilsey, Jun'r. 

1739, Nov. 24. Margery Craig renounces right of acting as executrix 
on her father's estate. Witness — John Terrill. 

1748, May 8. Craig, John, of Haddonfleld, Gloucester Co., "Doctor 
of Physick." Sons — William, John, Ebenezer, Andrew and Joseph to 
have equally piece of ground in Burlington when Joseph is 21. Daugh- 
ters — Mary, Elizabeth and Anna Craig to have certain moveables; 
Elizabeth and Anna when 18. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and Eben- 
ezer Hopkins. Witnesses — John Maxwell, Isaac Andrews, Wm. Gris- 
com. Affirmed 23 Sept. 1748. Lib. 6, p. 8. 

1748, 5th mo. (July), 25th da. Inventory (£510.15.6) includes book 
debts, £38.8.7, an eight day clock, £12, books, £8.6.9 ; surgeon's instruments, 
£1.0.0 ; 15 gal. of spirits, £3.0.0. Appraisers — Wm. Griscom, Isaac An- 
drews. 

1746-7, Feb. 3. Crnisr, Samuel, of Monmouth Co. Int. Inventory of 
estate, £492.17.3, includes negro boy, silver tankard, instruments and 
materials for making clocks and watches and tools of each trade, 
and materials for finishing new house. Made by widow, Gertrude 
Craig, Jacob Busbie (Butbin?), William Ker and John Henderson. 

Lib. D, p. 458. 

1746-7, March 5. Bond of Gertrude Craig, John Anderson and David 
Rhe, of Monmouth County, as administrators. John Henderson, fellow 
bondsman. 

1748, Jan. 28. Crane, Daniel, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Adm'r, 
James Crane, the brother. Thomas Sargeant and Sam'll Huntington, 
fellow bondsmen. Lib. E, p. 261. 

1750, May 12. Crane, David, of Newark, Essex Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Mary. Son, Jedediah, land joining land of Lewis Crane. Son, 
David, land bought of Timothy Johnson; land near Thomas Dicksons 
called Duckersfield; land joining lands of John Crane and Nathaniel 
Ward. Son, Joseph, at 21, land bought of Daniel Morice. Daughters — 

Abigail Johnson, Pheby Lawrence, Dorcas (wife of Crane), 

Mary Ailing, Sarah and Hannah Crane, land joining lands of Joseph 
Rogers and Daniel Crane. Executors — wife, Mary, Joseph Riggs and 
son, David. Witnesses — Isaac Lyon, Job Wood, John Ogden Jun'r. 
Proved June 21, 1750. Lib. E, p. 433. 

1742-3, March 17. Crane, East her. of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; 
will of. Youngest son, Samuel. Daughters — Hanna, Abigail, Easter, 
Sarah, Rebecca and Deborah. Real and personal estate. Executors — 
sons, Jacob Dehart and Benjamin Crane. Witnesses — James Harris, 
John Chandler. Proved Sept. 16, 1748. Lib. E, p. 212. 

1732, April 20. Crane, Elihu, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Chil- 
dren — Lewis, Christopher, Charles, Elihu, Isaac, Hannah and Phebe 
Crane, all under age. Expected child. Friends, Joseph Canfield, David 
Crane and Nathaniel Dalglish, to make distribution of estate. Real 
and personal estate. Executors — wife, Mary, and brother, David 
Crane. Witnesses — Jno. Cooper, Timothy Tuttle, John Crane. Proved 
Sept. 28, 1732. Lib. B, p. 317 

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1740, live. 5. Crane, Jasper, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife, 
Ann. Children — David, Joseph, Solomon, Sarah Barber and Hanah 
Kingsland. Real and personal estate. Note of Adam Massaere. Lot 
of corn due from Abraham Massaere. Executors — Friends, Mr. Jona- 
than Serjant, Mr. David Bruin. Witnesses — Thomas Eagles, Eleaner 
Turrel, James Billington. Proved March 21, 1749. Lib. E, p. 432. 

1742. May 4. Crane, Jeremiah, Jun'r, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. 
Inventory of personal estate, £104.05.09; made by John Chandler, 
cordwainer and Stephen Crane, joiner. 

1742, June 8. Bond of Susanna Crane, widow, as administratrix on the 
estate. Joseph Ogden and Gershom Higgins, fellow bondsmen. Witness — 
Ste'n Warne. Lib. C, p. 511. 

1745-6, March 13. Accompt of Susanna Clark as administratrix on the 
estate of her first husband, Jeremiah Crane, Jun'r, showing payments to 
James Townley, John Salnave, Henry Garthwait, Sarah Hunloke, Mr. 
Jonathan Dickinson, Samuel Woodruff, Jonathan Allen, Doctor Burnet, 
William Ogden, Isaac Scalleux, Jonathan Crane, Jun'r ; also notes of 
Effingham Townley and Michael Crane 

1743, May 24. Crane, Jeremiah, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Children — James, Mary Carpenter, Rebecca (wife 
of Henery Garthwaite), Susanna (wife of Thomas Broadberry), Rachel 
Crane, and her son, Joseph Miller (commonly so called). Grandchil- 
dren — Timothy Crane, James Carpenter, Mary, Rachel and Hannah 
Carpenter, and Abigail, Mary and Joanna Crane, all under age, daugh- 
ters of son Jeremiah, deceased. Land bought of Henry Tuttle and 
John Megie; land given by father, Stephen Crane; land bought of 
brother, John Crane, joining lands of Isaac Schalleux, Nathaniel Crane, 
Stephen Crane; land bought of Azariah Crane; land joining lands of 
Andrew Craigge, Richard Scuder, Nathaniel Crane. Executors — son, 
James, son-in-law Henery Garthwaite, and Elijah Davis. Witnesses — 
Thomas Ross, Matthias Crane, Benjamin Crane. Proved December 8, 
1744. Lib. D, p. 201. 

1744, Dec. 25. Elijah Davis sees no occasion for his being an execu- 
tor ; so declines. 

1734, Jan. 2. Crane, John, of Hanover, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; will 
of. "Aged and infirm." Children — John, Edmond, Amos, Mary Ham- 
ilton, Abigail (wife of Stephen Ward), and Kesiah Canfield. Land in 
Millbank swamp in Newark, where son John formerly dwelt; land 
purchased of Jacob Ford at Hanover. Land in Hanover joining land 
of Ephraim Price. Executors — wife, Mary, and son, Edmond Crane. 
Witnesses — John Cooper, Eliphalet Johnson, Joseph Day. Proved 
March 16, 1738. Lib. C, p. 262. 

1739, May 14. Inventory, £166.03.07 ; made by Ephraim Price and John 
Ball. Witnesses — Stephen Ward, Abigail Ward. 

1748, July 28. Crane, John, of Morris Co. Adm'x, Mary Crane, 
widow, with Joseph Leasey and Thomas Ward fellow bondsmen. 

Lib. E, p. 218. 

1745-6, Jan. 29. Crane, Jonas (Jonah), of Newark, Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory of personal estate (£135.09) includes note of Daniel Brown, 
gold buttons, gold locket and silver dish. Made by Isaac Lyon, John 
Johnson Jun'r and David Ogden, Jun'r. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I73O-I75O I23 

1745-6, Feb. 21. Adm'x, John Crane. David Ogden, Jun'r, and Hum- 
phrey Nichols, fellow bondsmen. Lib. D, p. 370. 

1744, April 2. Crane, Jonathan, of Newark, Essex Co., gent.; will 
of. Wife, Sarah. Children — Samuel, Caleb, Elijah, Nehemiah, John, 
and Mary Johnson. Land formerly belonging to Mr. Treat; land 
bought of John Lindely; lands joining lands of Samuel Wheeler, 
Widow Pennington; land on Morris Creek. £6 towards supporting a 
Presbyterian minister. Executors — sons, Samuel and Elijah, and son- 
in-law, John Johnson. Witnesses — Nathaniel Wheeler, David Ship- 
man, John Ogden Jun'r. Proved Oct. 1, 1744. Lib. D, p. 181. 

1731, May 7. Crane, Joseph, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
"sawer"; will of. Mother, Esther Crane, of Elizabeth Town, Essex 
Co. Saw mill, grist or corn mill, given by father, John Crane, deceas- 
ed. Brothers — Benjamin, Mathias, John and Samuel, 50 acres on 
Raway River given by my father. Executors — brother-in-law, David 
Dunham, and mother. Witnesses — Samuel Morris, Abigail Morris, 
Caleb Jefferys. Proved June 19, 1731. Lib. B, p. 223. 

1748, Jan. 2S. Crane, Joshua, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Adm'r, 
James Crane, brother, Thomas Sargeant and Sam'll Huntington, fel- 
low bondsmen. Lib. E, p. 260. 

1746, Dec. 15. Crane, Samuel, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Daughters — Sarah, Elizabeth and Margaret, all under age. Expected 
child. Land on west side of Wolf Harbor; meadow on Maple Island 
joining land of Daniel Tichnor. Executors — wife, Ann, Isaac Lyon 
and Elijah Crane. Witnesses — John Crane, Jon'th Higgins, David 
Ogden. Proved Jan. 12, 1746-7. Lib. D, p. 449. 

1749, April 22. Craven, Nehemiah, of Cumberland Co., yeoman. Son, 
Thomas, to have all real estate "both land and marsh," also 1-3 of the 
personal, and daughter, Mary, to have 2-3s. (Both minors). If both 
die under age, % of real estate to Thos. Butcher, the other y 2 to 
Isaac Rugg. y 2 of personal estate to Philip Dennis, Junior, and other 
% to Aaron Butcher. Executors and trustees — Philip Dennis and 
Richard Butcher. Witnesses — Charles Dennes, David Platts, John 
Bee. Proved 10 May, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 117. 

1749, 3d mo. (May), 4th da. Inventory (£178.13.3) includes cattle, 
horses and sheep. Appraisers — John Bacon, David Platts. 

1748, Oct. 27. Craven, Richard, of Town and County of Salem, yeo- 
man; will of. Executors — Wife, Patience, daughter, Elizabeth, and 
son, John. Dwelling house and lands, (excepting hereafter disposed 
of) to son John and for want of heirs, to son Wheat, and, for want of 
heirs, to three daughters, Elizabeth, Grace and Rachel. Son, Wheat, 
2 acres to join back on Sim's and Satterthwaite's lot. Daughters, 
when 16 years, to have 3 acres to be laid out opposite to Thomas Tay- 
lor's and Samuel Tyler's etc., joining on Kessby's fence. Sons John 
and Wheat to be taught to read, write and cipher, and be bound to 
trades at 15. (All children evidently minors). Witnesses — Daniel 
Huddy, Edward Kessby (Keasby) Geo. Trenchard. Sworn and af- 
firmed, 15 Nov., 1748. Salem Wills, 739 Q. 

1748, Dec. 15. John Andrews appointed administrator. Bondsman — 
Willm. Murdock. Witnesses — Danl. Mestayer, Nicholas Gibbon. 

1748, Dec. 20. Inventory, £17.13. 



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1748, Nov. 28. Crawford, Archibald, Penns Neck, Salem County, 
cordwinder. Wife, Catteron. House in Wilmington. Children — John, 
Mary, Jane and Margaret Crawford. Executor — Thomas Carney. 
Witnesses — Rebecca Jaquat, Morris Seaa, Cha. Empson. Proved 5 
Dec, 1748. Lib. 6, p. 303. 

1748, Dec. 2. Inventory, £101.11.1 ; made by Cha. Empson, Cornelius 
Corneliusson. 

174G, July 31. Crawford, Benjamin, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will 
of. Son, Richard, 100 acres (being the plantation on which testator 
lives); also 40 acres adjoining Christopher Lupton's. He to bring 
up testator's daughter, Elizabeth, until she will be 18. Legacies to 
son, Eliezer, and daughters Rachel, Sarah, Mary, Priscilla, Judith and 
Elizabeth. Executors — son, Richard, and Elisha Hand. Witnesses — 
Reuben Crandol, Elisha Eldredge, Richd. Ball. Proved 6 August, 1746. 

Lib. 5, p. 312. 

1746, Aug. 12. Inventory, £224.13.7; made by John Eldredge, James 
Whildin. 

1748, Nov. 13. Account. Moneys paid to Benj. Laughton, John Crandil, 
Jacob Spicer, Henry Young, Esq., John Crafford, Richard Ball, Reubin 
Crandal, Hannah Hamilton, Ephraim Seely, Jeremiah Hand, Ezekiel Eld- 
ridge, Ezekiel Hand, Eleazer Crawford, Elisha Eldridge, Richard Craw- 
ford, Sister Elizabeth, Daniel Hand, John Eldridge, James Whildin, John 
Buck, Josiah Creasey. 

1739-40. March 3. Crawford, Daniel, of Salem Co., schoolmaster. Int. 
Adm'r, Andrew Gardiner. Bondsman — William Tufte, of said county, 
gent. Witnesses — Chas. O. Neill, Danl. Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 198. 

1739-40, March 8. Inventory, £51.17.3 ; made by Nicholas Gibbon, Jo- 
seph Bacon. 

1745-6, March 15. Crawford, George, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.. 
farmer; will of. Wife, Ester. Sons — George, Richard, William, 
Joshua and Job, (last three evidently under age). Daughter, Lydia, 
under 18. LTnborn child. Executors — son, George, and friends, Joseph 
Stillwell and James Mott. Witnesses — Samuel Ogborne, Joseph Shep- 
herd and William Craddock. Proved May 10, 1745. Lib. D, p. 279. 

1745, May 16. Inventory, £381.12.1 ; made by Samuel Ogborne, Dennis 
Swart and Joseph Shepherd. 

174J, Jan. 27. Crawford, James, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., cord- 
wainer. Int. Bond of Martha Crawford, widow, as administratrix. 
James Bell and Charles Axford, of Trenton, carpenters, sureties. Wit- 
nesses — Jno. Clark and W. Hetherington. Lib. 4, p. 340. 

1748, Dec. 2. Crawford, Sarah, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., widow. 
Int. Adm'rs, William Crawford and John Berry. James Newell, fel- 
low bondsman. Lib. E, p. 220. 

1745, May 24. Cresse, John, of Cape May Co. Int. Admx., Priscilla 
Cresse. Fellow bondsman — Jeremiah Hand, all of County aforesaid. 
Witnesses — Robert Cresse, Nathl. Jenkins, Jun. 

Cape May Wills, 116 E. 

1745, May 2. Inventory, £123.0.5; made by Jeremiah Hand, Nathl. 
Jenkins, Junr. 



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1733, May 1. Crease, Lewis, of Cape May Co. Int. Admx., Abigail 
Crese. Fellow bondsman — Ephraim Edwards, all of County aforesaid. 
Witnesses — John Jones, Wm. Barlow, Jacob Spicer, Junior. 

Cape May Wills, 64 E. 

1733, April 18. Inventory, £52,13.02 ; made by John Jones, Ephraim 
Edwards. 

1747-8, March 23. Second inventory, £138.18.0; made by Elijah Hughes, 
John Eldredge. 

1745, May 12. Cripps, Benjamin, of Salem, guardian of Jonathan 
Woodnuts, son of Richard, of said County. Bondsmen — John Buzby 
and Samuel Cripps, both of Burlington, yeoman. Salem Wills, 769 Q. 

1746-7, Feb. 37. Cripps, Grace, widow of Nathaniel Cripps, of 
Northampton, Burlington Co.; will of. Daughters — Ann (wife of 
Jacob Webber), and Hanah (wife of John Buzbey), and her chil- 
dren, Hanah, Grace, John and Ann. Personal estate. Executor — 
son-in-law, John Buzbey. Witnesses — Thomas Buzby, Samuel Hank, 
Gab:Blond. Proved May 25, 1750. Lib. 6, p. 379. 

1752, Jan. 14. Inventory, £169.5.4; made by Thomas Buzby and John 
Stokes, includes money due from Samuel Cripps. 

1734, Sept. 27. Cripps, John, of Northampton, Burlington Co., hus- 
bandman. Int. Inventory of personal estate, £136.17.3; made by Ben- 
jamin Brian and James Lippincott. 

1735, June 21. Adm'x, Mary Cripps, widow. James Lippincott and 
Richard Roe, yeomen, fellow bondsmen, all of same. Lib. 4, p. 23. 

1746, 9th day, 10th mo. (Dec.). Cripps, Nathaniel, of Northampton, 
Burlington Co., farmer; will of. Wife, Grace. Children — Samuel, 
Benjamin, Virgin (wife of John Powell), Hannah (wife of John 
Buzby), and Ann (wife of Jacob Webber). Mary, dau. of a son John, 
dec'd, at age to have legacy left "by my sister Theophila." Solomon, 
James, Samuel and John, sons of a dau., Theophila Gaskin. Grand- 
sons — Jacob, Christopher, John and Joseph Powell. Brick house near 
Bridgetown and 60 acres adjoining. 30 acres, called Foxe's meadow, 
adjoining Benjamin and Abraham Brian, Patrick Reynolds and Mah- 
lon Pigg's Landing. 16 acres on South Branch of Machiscotuxin. 100 
acres on Matchesqatonk. Lot adjoining Zerobabel Gaskin. Execu- 
tor — son, Samuel. Witnesses— Abraham Griffith, Tho:Sbinn, Jno. Dun- 
can. Proved Feb. 2, 1746. Lib. 5, p. 300. 

1749, Aug. 2. Crispin, Silas, of City of Burlington, taylor; will of. 
Wife, Mary, house and lot wherein testator dwells. Children — Thom- 
as, William, Samuel, Sarah, Mary, Anne, Elizabeth and Abigail. Negro, 
Dinah. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife, and brother-in- 
law, Thomas W r etherill, Jun'r. Witnesses — Thos. Atkinson, Sam'll 
How, Jun'r, Row'd Ellis. Proved Sept. 23, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 311. 

1750, Sept. 7. Croekford, George, of Burlington Co., carter. Int. 
Hannah Croekford, widow, requests administration on estate of her 
husband be granted to Benjamin Bispham, principal creditor. 

1750, Sept. 8. Bond of administration of Benjamin Bispham, of North- 
ampton, Merch't. Thomas Shinn, Jun'r, and Jonathan Thomas, yeomen, 
fellow bondsmen. Lib. 7, p. 287. 



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1750, Sept. 8. Inventory. £130.12.2 ; made by George Briggs and Thos. 
Atkinson ; includes notes of John Bracken and Philip Wickerd. 

1752, April 29. Account of Benjamin Bispham showing payments to 
Brigs Rossel. Joseph Scattergood (a judgment), Edward Mulen, Joseph 
Lamb, Caleb Shinn, Daniel Packer, John West, Brigs and Atkinson, Jo- 
seph Onge (a judgment), Josiah Gaskill, John Moncow, Hannah Indecut, 
Zerubabel Gaskill, Thomas Shinn, Benj'n Bispham, Joseph Hollinshead. 
The Vendue list shows cash paid by Robert King, Philip Wickerd, Amos 
Shinn, Wocker Atkinson, Caleb Schref and John Springer. 

1749, April 7. Croeson (Kroeson), Cornelius, of Somerset Co. In- 
ventory of personal estate (£324.06.0) includes negro man £45, negro 
woman £40, negro girl £20. Made by Zabulon Brown, William Tobell. 

Somerset "Wills. 433 R. 

1731, Nov. 4. Crofton, Ambrose, of Salem, Salem Co., petty chap- 
man. Int. Adm'r, Benjamin Constable, of Salem. Daniel Mestayer, 
fellow bondsman. Inventory, £21.13.0; made by Daniel Mestayer and 
Thomas Mason. Lib. 3, p. 215. 

1739, Dec. 22. Cromall (Cromwell), John, of Upper Precinct of Cape 
May Co.; will of. Wife, Ruth, to have V 2 of real and personal estate. 
Son, Olifer Cromal, the other half. Executors — wife Ruth, and son 
Olifer. Witnesses — Will. Ball, William Allen, Barns Sinn, Joseph 
Woodward. Proved 11 January, 1739. Cape May Wills, 98 E. 

1740-41, Mar. 22. Letters testamentary granted to Ruth Cromall, 
executrix. 

1740, May 24. Inventory, £50.18.0; made by Jeremiah Hand, Moses 
Crosle. 

175©, Jnne 13. Crook, John, of Gloucester Co., joyner. Int. Adm'x, 
Beata Crook. Fellow bondsmen — Thomas Denny, Andrew Hopman, 
all of Gloucester Co. Witnesses — John Ladd, Jo. Scattergood. 

Lib. 8, p. 386. 

1750, June 8. Inventory (£49.8.2) includes "Carpinders tools." Ap- 
praisers — Andrew Hofman, Jas. Hinchman. 

1749, April 18. Crosman, Joseph, of Mendum Township, Morris Co. 
Int. Adm'r, Ebenezer Byram of same place. Bondsman — John Deare 
of Perth Amboy. 

1749, April 22. Renunciation of Abigail, widow. Witness — Mary Thom- 
son. Lib. E, p. 298. 

1749, April 13. Inventory (£39.10.0) includes shoemaker's bench, lap- 
stone, etc. Appraisers — Henry Clark, Joseph Hinds 

1732, Deo. 6. Crosman, Robert, of New Hanover Township, Hunter- 
don Co., yeoman. Hannah Crosman, widow of Robert, states that 
principal creditor of estate is her late husband's "only brother Sam- 
uel Crosman, in this country," and asked Samuel be granted letters 
of administration. Witnessed by John Wilshear. 

1732, Dec. 10. Inventory (£28.17.9) includes a Bible and sermon book; 
made by Ebenezer Mahurin and Joseph Coe. 

1732-3, Jan. 6. Adm'r, Samuel Crosman, of New Hanover Township, 
yeoman. Joseph Hinds, of same place, yeoman, surety. 

Hunterdon Wills, 71 J. 

1739, May 23. Cross, John, (Rev.), of Baskingridge, Somerset Co.; 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1 730-1 750 127 

will of. Wife, Deborah, home plantation during widowhood ("with 
the white servants, negroes, stock and crops thereon, and out of the 
profits to give the children good English learning"). Oldest son 
Robert; other children (names not given), and an expected child. 
Daughters to have 1-4 less than the sons. "In case of the death of all 
of them in their non-age, the oldest daughter of my brother Wil- 
liam to have £50, my youngest brother Nathaniel £300, and Robert, the 
eldest son of my brother Hughes, £80. The residue of estate to be 
divided among the rest of these brothers' children." Provides for 
John Minthorn, "the lad that now liveth with me"; mentions one Ed- 
ward Rigs, and that John Ayres, Samuel Rolfe and John Hoey shall 
settle affairs with the congregation. Also that John Reding, one of 
the Governor's Council of this Province, take the plantation near the 
meeting-house in Hopewell, and. "if he sees fit. buy it of Mr. Cox for 
the good of my children." The plantation near Baskingridge meeting- 
house devised to the congregation for a parsonage, the conveyance 
being dated with these presents. Executors— John Reding and Hend- 
rick Fisher, of Piscataway. Witnesses — John Chambers, George 
Davidson, Brice Ricky. Proved 20 Oct., and 15 Dec, 1748. 

Lib. E, p. 227. 
1740, July 9. Crowell, Barnabas, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Abigail. Son, Barnabas, to have all lands. Daughter, Martha 
Havens. Rest to my six children — Barnabas, Elisha, Daniel Crowell, 
Marey, Lydia and Sarah Crowell. Witnesses— Nathaniel Hand, Joanna 
Hand, Abiah Ross. Proved 30 March, 1748. Lib. 5. p. 453. 

1748, Feb. 14. Crowell, Benjamin, of Somerset Co. Int. Adminis- 
tration on estate granted to widow, Elizabeth. Bondsman — John 
Craig, her father, of Middlesex Co., yeoman. 

1749, Feb. 14. Bond of John Craig, adm.de bonis non of Elizabeth 
Crowell, dec'd. Fellow bondsman — Samuel Oliver, Junior, "both of the 
Borough of Elizabeth, yeoman." Lib. E, pp. 264, 363. 

1749-50, Jan. 2. Inventory (£187.9.6) includes bonds and notes from 
Philip and William Kerney, Vincent Bodine, John Hall, James and Robert 
McQuown, William Case, Robt. Allen, Wm. Todd, Jno. Van Clean, Tho. 
Harding, Simon Stoughton, Jno. Henery, Junr., Hendrick Misener, Case 
and Helen Bill, Ephm. Lockheart, Moses Craig, Albert Decline, Geo. 
Remers, Isaac and John Lefever, Jonathan Winans, Tho. Jeffery, Reid 
Whitehead, Junior, Ephm. Terrell, Senr. Made by John Terrill, Thomas 
Clark. John Craig, adm. 

1747, Dec. 26. Cruize, James, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., glazier. 
Int Adm'r, John Forsyth, yeoman. Sam'l Farnsworth, fellow bonds- 
Lib. 5, p. 436. 



man. 



1736, , Cubberly, James, of Burlington Co. Account of 

the estate (£11.31.16 3-4) by John Cubberly, acting executor. 

Burlington Wills, 2903-6 C. 

1735, Sept. 28. Culing, (Van Culien) Catherine, of Deptford, Glou- 
cester Co.; will of. "I bequeath my third of my first husband's estate 
to my daughter Mary and for the rest of the moveables of the estate 
my desire is that they be divided equally between them" (no names 
mentioned). Witnesses— Peter Rambo, Thomas Sutton. Proved 16 
April 1736. Lib - 4 - P- 55 - 

1735, Nov. 29. Inventory of Catherine Van Culien, widow (£133.17.6), 
includes Ms barrel of Shad, £00.08.0, milk vessels and bottles, £1, 9 cows 



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and hay. £18, 12 barrels of "syder," £3. Debtors — John Overend, Stephen 
Mullekey, John Mattson, son of Peter. Appraiser — Peter Rambo. Dept- 
ford. yeoman, who swears that the other appraiser, name not mentioned 
and who does not sign, consented to the making thereof. 

1736, Nov. 2. Account of Mary Matson, spinster, daughter and ad- 
ministratrix of Catherine Culin, late of Deptford, Gloucester Co., shows 
moneys paid to Wm. Monington, Francis Batten, John Clark, George Avis, 
Gabriel Rambo. Mary Gordon, Mary Glentworth. George Ward, Jun., 
John Raines, Peter Matson, John Mattson, etc., amounting to £136.5.6. 

1780, Aur. SO. Cull. Edward, of Gloucester Co., laborer. Int. 
Adm'r., James Hamilton, cordwainer. John Sparks, fellow bondsman. 
All of same place. Witnesses — John Rumford, John Ladd. 

1750, Aug. 13. Inventory, £32.10.0; made by Jones Coxe, John Sparks. 

1752. Dec. 6. Account "By funeral charges as coffin, winding sheet, 
digging the grave, inviting the neighbours and entertainment, £5." Deb- 
tors. John Sparkes, Joseph Marshall. Gloucester Wills, 454 H. 

174S-9, 11 mo (Jan.). 7 da. Cullier, Benjamin, of Manington, Salem 
Co., husbandman; will of. Wife. Sons — John (at 21 to have planta- 
tion where John Kempster lives and marsh joining the creek towards 
Preston's) and Samuel (at 21 the plantation I live on and marsh 
between James' line and Mary Cullyer's). These sons to be put to 
trades at 14. Daughter, Rebecca, not 18. Sole executor, cousin Henry 
Stubbins. Witnesses— William Marshall, John Kempster, Alexr. Simp- 
son. Affirmed 10 March, 1748-9. Lib. 6, p. 293. 

1748-9, 11 mo. (Jan.), 19 da. Inventory (£162.1.1) includes dwelling, 
swine, wheat and rye, etc. Appraisers — Benjamin Cripps, James Mason. 

1733. Jany. 18. Cullyer, Samuel, of Manington, Salem County, yeo- 
man; will of. Brothers, William and Benjamin Culyer, executors, and 
to have lands and marsh equally. Certain moveables to sister, Pris- 
cailia Culyer. and John Kid, Junior. Witnesses — Bartholomew Hyatt, 
William Barratt, Sarah Mason. Affirmed 5 April, 1734. 

Lib. 3, p. 417. 

1734, April 5. Inventory (£10.16.4) includes "hors, bridel, saddel and 
A parill." Appraisers — Thomas Wright, John Husd. 

1733-4, Feb. 11. Cullyer, William, of Manington, Salem Co., hus- 
bandman; will of. Wife sole executrix. Daughters — Elizabeth, 
Martha, Isabell and Sarah Cullyer. Witnesses — Mary Miller, Alex- 
ander Miller, Alexr. Simpson. Affirmed March 1734. 

Lib. 3, p. 421. 

1733-4, Feb. 27. Inventory (£148.17.1) includes cattle and a servant- 
man. Appraisers — Alexr. Miller, Alexr. Simpson. 

1731, March 10. Currey (Curry), Thomas, of Newark, Essex Co., 
taylor; will of. Children — Samuel, John, Sarah, Joseph, Elizabeth and 
Eunice Curry. Real and personal estate. Executors — father-in-law, 
Mr. Samuel Ailing, and wife, Elizabeth. Witnesses — Jno. Cooper, John 
Clements, Ezekiel Ailing. Proved Aug. 3, 1732. Lib. B, p. 303. 

1732, April 25. Curtis Thomas, of Hanover, Burlington Co., yeoman. 
Int. Administration granted to John Curtis. Benjamin Kirby, fel- 
low bondsman; both of the Province of New Jersey. Lib. 3, p. 190. 

1732, April 25. Inventory, £124 ; made by Samuel Wright and Benjamin 
Kirby. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I73O-I75O I2Q 

1732, Deo. 25. Curtis, Thomas, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, personal estate. Eldest son, John, "he 
having the greatest part of my plantation entailed upon him by my 
father." Children — Elizabeth, Jonathan, Joseph, and Ann, wife of 
Thomas Pancoast. Grandson — Joseph Pancoast. Meadow bought of 
James Craft and "land surveyed to me by my father's right of prop- 
erty," also meadow bought of Robert Hunt and Joseph Shreve. Execu- 
tors — wife and sons Jonathan and Joseph. Witnesses — Joseph Pan- 
coast, Thomas Folkes, Jun'r, and John Pancoast. Proved May 17, 1748 
by Jonathan and Joseph Curtis surviving executors. Lib. 8, p. 32. 

1748, 17th day, 3rd mo. (May). Inventory, £28; made by Thos. Folkes 
and John Pancoast. 

174S, Jan. 30. Curtis, Thomas, of Hunterdon Co.; will of. Wife, 
Els, the house she then lived in. Son, Thomas, half of testator's land. 
Son, Benjamin, other half of land. Three daughters, not named. 
Wife and son Thomas, executors. Witnesses — Timothy Hixson, Elis- 
abeth Bird and Lawrence Huff. Codicil April 26, 1749. Son Benja- 
min to have house after wife's decease. Proved May 11, 1749. 

Lib. 6, p. 55. 

1749, May 23. Inventory (£91.2.6) includes 3 hives of bees. Made 
by John Arrison and Aaron Seyou (or Scyor). Signed by Alse and 
Thomas Curtis. 

1737, 14th day, 2nd mo. (April). Cutler, Sarah, of City of Burling- 
ton, widow; will of. Children — Elizabeth, wife of John Mullin, Sarah, 
wife of Joseph Rockhill, and William. Personal estate. Executors — 
son William and friend Samuel Lovett. Witnesses — Caleb Raper, 
Joshua Parker, Thos. Scattergood. Proved July 23, 1737. 

Lib. 4, p. 63. 

1723, 4th day. 11th mo. (January). Cutler, William, of Burlington, 
"bricklayer; will of. Children — W r illiam and Sarah. Son-in-law, John 
Edwards, and dau. -in-law, Elizabeth Edwards. Land near Joseph 
White on River Dellay bought of Hugh Huddy. Real and personal 
■estate. Wife, Sarah, sole executrix. Witnesses — Sm'll Lovett, Benj. 
Wheat, Tho: Scattergood. Proved , 1731. Lib. 3, p. 331. 

1741, Nov. 2. Cutler, William, of New Hanover, Burlington Co., 
husbandman. Int. Administration granted to James Shinn of Bur- 
lington, yeoman. Samuel Scattergood, of Burlington, merchant, fel- 
low bpndsman. Lib. 4, p. 316. 

1741, Nov. 24. Inventory, £36.10.6 ; made by Michael Atkinson and 
John West. 

1741, Dee. 9. Daftg, John, of Cape May Co. Int. Admr., Richard 
Downes, Esq. Fellow bondsman — Ebenezar Johnson. Witnesses — 
Nathaniel Foster, Fras. Taylor. Cape May Wills, 102 E. 

1741, Dec. 4. Inventory. £34.6.2; made by Ebenezer Johnson, Frans. 
Taylor. 

1731, Oet. 26. Da&worthy, William, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
inn-holder. Int. Bond of Sarah Dagworthy, widow, as administra- 
trix. Edward Thomas and William Williamson, fellow bondsmen. 

Lib. B, p. 235. 

1731, Dec. 29. Inventory (£400.06.05) includes 3 Bibles, 3 Books of 
Common Prayer, other books, pleasure slay, servant boy named Daniel, 



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boat called the "Dorothy." Made by Andrew Joline, James Hampton and 1 
Gershom Higgins. Witnesses — John Salnave, Thos. Jackman. 

1747-8, Feb. 10. DahleN, (Dalian), Herman, of Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. (Original in German). Wife. Testator's mother to continue with 
widow. Son, William; daughter, Margaret. Wife and Jeromes 
Manges, executors. Witnesses — John Doleing, Jerom. Home and 
Tunis Quick. Proved March 23, 1747-8. Catherine Daughles, the 
executrix, sworn March 23, 1747-8. (Original will translated by John 
Doeling). Lib. 5, p. 470. 

1747-8, March 18. Inventory (£137.16.0%) includes a gun and sword- 
Made by Godfrey Peters and Peter Rockifeld. 

1733. Sept. 18. Dalbo, Mary, daughter of Charles Dalbo, late of 
Greenwich, Gloucester Co., ward. Christopher Taylor, of same place, 
guardian. Witness — Mary W. Renolds. Gloucester Wills, 163 H. 

1748, Dee. 10. Dalbro, Andrew, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Maudalena. Sons — Charles, Gabriel and John Dalbo, 
the land (325 acres), whereon I dwell, to be divided equally after my 
wife's decease, Charles to begin at Horse Creek and take in the 
house; Lawrance, "with power to take his brother Israel as an 
apprentice to learn the trade of a wheel Whrite"; William (5 shill- 
ings) and Andrew Dalbo (5 shillings). Daughter, Sarah Helm (5 
shillings). Executors — sons Charles and Gabriel. Witnesses — Wil- 
liam Wilder, Martin Morton, Robt. Howard. Lib. 6, p. 101. 

1748, Dec. 26. Inventory (£172.6.11) includes "cash, horse, bridle, sadle 
armour, appariell, a flott, £54.3.11," cattle, £62.17. Appraisers — Samuel 
Linch. John Helm. 

1748-9, March 0. Dalbro, Andrew, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'rs, 
Catherine Dalbo and Lawrence Dalbo, both of Penns Neck, said 
County. Witnesses — Wm. Barker, Nich. Gibbon. Lib. 6. p. 323. 

1748. March 8. Inventory (£119.17.4) includes "cash in the hands of" 
Gabriel Dalbo, John Dalbo, William Dalbo, Jonas Skeen, Timothy Rain, 
Jacob Her, Casper Lock, Jacob Cole, Jeremiah W T ood, Philip Grace, Daniel 
Weatherby, Bartholemew Carroll. Appraisers — John Helm, John Van 
Culin. 

1750, Sept. 19. Account. By moneys paid Thomas Parsons, Samuel 
Shivers, Ranier Vanhist, Nichs. Gibbon, Caleb Coupland, Andrew Hoff- 
man, James Thompson, William Hall, Thomas Duell, Lawrence Dalbo, 
William Barkers, Thomas Keen, Elisha Basset, Samuel Morgan, Mathew 
Gile, Robert Howard. 

1732-3, 19. Dalding, John, of New Brunswick. Inventory, 

£83.11.6; made by Thomas Farmer and Jacob . 

Middlesex Wills, 693 L. 

1745, Aug;. 23. Dall, John, mariner, late mate of the "Snow Heath- 
cott," belonging to Perth Amboy, Robert Farmer, master. Inventory 
of personal estate (£15.18.9), incl. four ruffled shirts, 2 wigs, a stone 
ring and a Bible. Made by Fran; Braiser, Sam'll Borrowe, James 
Newell. 

1745, Aug. 23. Adm'r, James Newell, principal creditor of the estate. 
Andrew Robinson and Elizkim Higgins, fellow bondsmen, all of Perth 
Amboy. Lib. D, p. 314. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1730-1750 I3 1 

1749, March 30. Danford, James, of Nottingham, Burlington Co., 
"who departed this life Sunday the 26-March." Samuel Danford re- 
linquishes right to administrater on estate of his brother to his sister, 
Elizabeth Baxter. 

1749, March 31. Bond of Elizabeth Baxter, of Trenton. Hunterdon Co., 
as administratrix. William Duckworth, of same place, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. 6, p. 78. 

1749, April 1. Inventory at Bordentown, £83.4.6; made by Peter Imlay 
and Philip Marot ; includes note of Wm. Danford and debts due by 
Ebenezer Robinson, Sam'l Danford, Jos. Steward, Wm. Wood, Ben Fowler, 
Sam'l Farnsworth, Edw'd Black, Jos. Borden, Jos. Wood, Sen'r, Sam'l 
Rogers, Wm. Rush, John Bunting, John Steward. 

1745, April 6. Danford, Samuel, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Sons, William, Samuel and James, and Samuel's 
two sons. Granddaughter, Mary Pittman. Son-in-law Richard Pitt- 
man, executor, he to receive "my son Aaron's" clothing. Witnesses — 
William Watson and James Clarke. Proved July 6, 1745. Witnesses 
and executor Quakers. Lib - 5 - p - 158 * 

1737, Oct. 28. Daniel Aaron, (orphan of 14 yrs.), of Salem Co., 
ward. Guardian— Edward Hancock, of said County, yeoman. Wit- 
nesses—Abel Nicholson, Danl. Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 124. 

1735, April 26. Daniel, John, of Cohansie, Salem Co., yeoman; will 
of. "My body to be decently buried by my mother and to have a 
funeral sermon preached by Mr. Pearson, missionary of Salem, for 
which I allow £3." Sarah Padget (daughter of Francis Padget, my 
intended wife). John Lorrin's children. Mary Cherry. Remainder 
of estate, real and personal, to Thomas Walling, senior of said place, 
gentleman, who is to be sole' executor. Witnesses— David Shepherd, 
Thomas Timmons, William Brand. Proved 2 May, 1735. 

Lib. 4, p. 13. 

1735, April 29. Inventory, £59.9.10; made by Josiah Fifthian, Owen 
Janey. 

1737, Oct. 28. Daniel, William, of Salem Co. An orphan of 16 
years. Guardian— William Hancock, Esq., said County. Witnesses- 
Abel Nicholson, Danl. Mestayer. Lib- 4 - P- 122 ; 

1746, Dec. 27. Daniels, Clement, Sr., of Cape May Co., will of. 
Wife, Mary. Daughter, Martha Savage. Sons — Clement, Thomas and 
Randal Daniels, to have equally cooper tools, cedar swamp and marsh, 
excepting five acres adjoining Wigenses Branch, "which I give to my 
grandson, John Daniels." Executors— sons, Clement, Thomas and 
Randal. Witnesses— Robert Townsend (Quaker), Felix Fitz Summons 
(Quaker), Nathaniel Morrison. Proved 30 Jan., 1746. 

1746-7, Jany. 30. Letters to Clement and Randal Daniels. 

Lib. 8, p. 334. 

1746-7, Jany. 30. Inventory (£43.19.3) includes cooper tools. Ap- 
praisers — John Leonard, John Ireland. 

1734, Apr. 3. Danielson, Jacobus, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'x, Mary Danielson. Bondsmen — Cornelius Cobnoram, John Doe. 
All of said County. Witnesses — John Eaton, James Rutherford. 

Lib. 3, p. 410. 



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1734, Apr. 3. Inventory (£41.5.8) includes "parshill of Sweads Books." 
Appraisers — John Eaton. Cornelius Cobnoran. 

1734. Nov, J). Darbyshlre, John, of Salem Co., cooper, Int. Adm'r, 
Matthew Morrison. Bondsman — Obadiah Loyd. Both of said County, 
yeoman. Witnesses — Dan. Mestayer, Rich. Roe. Salem Wills, 467 Q. 

1734, Nov. 10. Inventory, £9.10 ; made by Will. Dorrance, Francis 
Dunlap. 

1747-S, Feb. 1. Dare, William, of Cohansey, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth. Son, William, to have plantation (100 acres) on 
which he now lives and y 2 of the salt marsh purchased of Samuel 
Barnes; the other half to my son, John Dare. Daughters — Mary 
Jessop and Hannah Ogden, to have equally the salt marsh purchased 
of Mr. Budd. Five of my children, William, John, Elisabeth Preston, 
Rachel Westcott and Sarah Westcott, to have equally two tracts of 
Cedar swamp (100 acres at Lebanon below Bever Dams, 15 acres upon 
Morrices River), and all real and personal estate without the limits 
of this County. John to have all lands (100 acres) and the plantation 
(75 acres) on which I now live in the Indianfield survey; also that 
part of the Cedar swamp at Lebanon above Bever Dams. Executor — 
son John. Witnesses — Ebenezer Westcott, John Ogden, David Ogden. 
Proved 6 Dec, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 282. 

1735, Nov. 1. Darkin, Hannah, of Salem County, ward. Petition: 
"Friend Joseph Rose, Salem, November 1st, 1738: These are to cer- 
tifle to thee that I of my own free will and desire and likewise by the 
consent of my stepmother Hannah Darkins, and consent of my couzen, 
Sarah Wyatt, do make and choose my uncle, Richard Smith, to be my 
guardian and desire thee would let him have Letters of Gardianship, 
and to the above we have hereunto set, our hands the day and year 
above written. Dr. of Joseph Darkin late of Elsinborough, yeoman. 
(Signed) Hannah Darkin, Hannah Darkin, Widddo, Sarah Wyatt." 

Lib. 4, p. 150. 

1739, April 14. Darkin, Joseph, of Salem Co., Int. Adm'x, Hannah 
Darkin (relict). Bondsman — John Darkin. Both of said County. 
Witness — Saml. Abbott. Lib. 4, p. 199. 

1738, 6th mo. (Aug,), 23rd da. Inventory (£690.0.1) includes 3 negroes, 
£89.19, and cash in hand of Richard Smith. Appraisers — Samuel Abbott, 
Lewis Morris. 

1750-1, Jany. 21. Daten, Ephraim, Jr., of Fairfield township, Cum- 
berland Co. Int. Administrator, Joseph Daten. Fellow bondsman — 
Silas Newcomb, of aforesaid County. Witnesses — John Dowdney, 
Elias Cotting. Lib. 7, p. 425. 

1749, Dec. 7. Inventory, £84.15.6 ; made by Robt. Hood, Edward Lum- 
mes. 

1750-1, Jan. 21. Inventory, £151.14 ; made by Ebnesar Bower, Silas 
Newcomb. 

1750-1, Jany. 7. Renunciation as administrator of Ephraim Daten, 
the elder (father of Ephraim, deceased) of Fairfield township, Cum- 
berland Co. Witnesses — Nathaniel Hewet (?), David Daten. 

1742, Sept. 4. Daton (Deaton), Jacob, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r, 
Samuel Purviance, of Alloways Creek, principal creditor. Bonds- 
man — William Fraser, Esq., Salem Town and County. Witness — Thos. 
Jones. 



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1742, Sept. 3. Renunciation of Ann Deaton, widow. Witness — Henery 

Farr. Lib. 4, p. 377. 

1742, Sept. 3. Inventory, £9.17 ; made by Henery Farr, Benja. Holme. 

1749-50, Jany. 20. Dauson (Dawson), William, of Alloways Creek, 
Salem Co. Int. Adm'r, Daniel Smith. Bondsman — Job Shepherd. Both 
of said place and county. Witness — Francis Teste. Lib. 7, p. 27. 

1749-50, Jany. 15. Renunciation of Margaret Dawson (relict). Wit- 
nesses — Job. Shephard, Jun., James Cromwell, Francis Test. 

1749-50, Jany. 26. Inventory (£41.11.4) includes looms and tackling 
and pair of worsted combs, £8.2.0. Appraisers — Job Shepherd, Francis 
Test. 

1735-6, Jan. 29. Davenport, William, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex 
Co., yeorrian; will of. Children — Phebe, Martha, Charity, Dorothy, 
Robert, Mary, Thomas, William. Real and personal estate. Execu- 
tors — wife, Bridget, and friend, Andrew Johnston, Esq. Witnesses — 
Robert King, John White, John Gifford, John Gifford, Jun'r. Proved 
April 23, 1736. Lib. C, p. 87. 

1736, Sept. 30. Davies, John, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Abigail, all estate to bring up my children, if she 
hath another; if not, for herself and child Elizabeth. If wife marries, 
estate to "my two children." Executors — brother, Thomas Davies, 
and friend, Thomas Cooper. Witnesses — Thomas Cooper, David Burdge 
and William Hartshorne, Junior. Proved November 4, 1736. 

Lib. C, p. 132. 

1736, Oct. 19. Inventory (£100.03.06) includes a canoe, a brass 
"chaphendish," large Bible, an old sword and belt. Made by William 
Hartshorne, John Maklisses and James Bowne. 

1731, Sept. 22. Davis, Benjamin, of Chester, Burlington Co., inn- 
holder. Int. Inventory of the personal estate, £130.3.1; made by 
Joshua Grainger and Thomas Hackney. 

1731, Sept. 27. Adm'x, Esther Davis. Thomas Hackney, William Coxe 
and Francis Hogsett, all of same, yeomen, fellow bondsmen. 

Lib. 3, p. 154. 

1732, Feb. 27. Davis, Benjamin, of Salem Co. Int. Admr's, Esther 
Davis and Benjamin Davis. Bondsman — John Bishop. All of said 
county. Witnesses — Joseph Ryley, Danl. Mestayer. Lib. 3, p. 290. 

1732, Dec. 30. Inventory (£355.18.3) includes one shallop, £35, 1 gun 
and negro man, £5.4, cattle, horses and sheep, £156.8.0, grain on the 
ground, etc. Appraisers — John Bishop, Joseph Ryley. 

1736, Dec. 17. Davis, Benjamin, of Salem Co. Int. Admr's, John 
Thompson and Edward Trenchard. Bondsman — Robt. Hart, gentle- 
man, of said County. Witnesses — Danl. Mestayer, John Doe. 

Lib. 4, p. 108. 

1736, May 10. Inventory (£28.6.9) includes gold rings, sword, Bible, 
etc. "Sun, Mathew Mathakel, books and instruments, £5.10.'' Appraisers 
— Richard Woodnett, Robert Hart. 

1748, April 6. Davis, David, of City of Philada., mariner. Adminis- 
tration granted to Lydia Davis, widow. Joseph Thomas and Rich- 
ard Fordham, both of City of Burlington, shipwrights, fellow bonds- 
men. Lib. 5, p. 438. 



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1748, April 6. Inventory taken at Black Creek Forge, £171.7.11 ; made 
by Jno. Imley and Thos. Folkes, both of Bordentown. Debt — bond of 
James Murgatroyd. 

1736, May 12. Davis, Ellas, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Admr, 
Charles Davis, gent. Bondsmen — Benoni Dare and Thos. Waithman, 
gent. Witnesses — Josiah Fithian, Dan Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 66. 

1736, April 27. Inventory, £52.18.6; made by Thos. Waithman, Ben- 
oney Dare. 

1749, July 5. Davis, Elizabeth, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., 
widow. Int. Bond of Isaac Faurot, her son, as administrator of her 
estate. Henry Langstaff, fellow bondsman. Lib. E, p. 309. 

1749, June 16. Inventory, £27.13.4 ; made by Henry Langstaff and 
Phineas Potter. 

1739, March 25. Davis, Isaac, of Township of Pilesgrove, Salem 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, to have all negroes (two men 
and one woman), and the use of "the home plantation during widow- 
hood; and after her decease I give it to William Crawley, son of my 
daughter, Eleanor Crawley." If said Eleanor Crawley should not 
have any male heirs to live 21 years, then said plantation, after her 
decease, to return to Davis Bassett. Daughter, Rachel Morgan, to 
have plantation (260 acres) she lives on, which is held by two deeds, 
but in case of her death it shall descend to her son Isaac, and if he 
dies before possession, to her other male heirs. In want of such 
heirs, Samuel Morgan, son of my daughter Elizabeth Morgan, to have 
the same. Daughter, Abigail Bassett, and Elisha Bassett to have 19 
acres of Cedar Swamp. Daughter, Hannah Nelson, to share equally 
in moveable estate. Executors — wife, Samuel Morgan and Elisha 
Bassett, "and I desire them to deliver that deed which belongs to 
Anthony Nelson and which I have in keeping, when he will be 21." 
Witnesses — David Fristane, John Richman, Jacob Richman. Sworn 
and affirmed 1 June, 1739. Lib. 4, p. 185. 

1739, April 20. Inventory (£253.18.5) includes notes of Paul Garron, 
Patrick McGills, cash due by Samuel Moren, two negroes, etc. Apprais- 
ers — Samuel Elwell, Abraham Nelson. 

1747, April 2. Davis, James, of Newark, Essex Co. ; will of. Chil- 
dren — Mary, Rebecca, Thomas, Margaret and Sarah Davis, all under 
age. Real and personal estate. Negro, William William. Executors — 
wife Phebe, brother Jonathan Davis, and friend David Bruin. Wit- 
nesses — Sam'll Blume, Ja's Nicholson, Tho's Price. Proved May 14, 
1747. 

1747, May 16. David Bruin renounces executorship. Lib. E, p. 210. 

1747, May 19. Inventory (£243.10.03) includes bonds of Robert Morss 
and John Morris ; made by Isaac Lyon and David Ogden, Jun'r. 

1749, July 4. Davis, James, of Deerfleld township, Cumberland., 
Co., guardian of Phebe Bishop (an infant of 14 years and upwards), 
daughter of Daniel Bishop, yeoman, late of Hopewell township, County 
aforesaid. Fellow bondsmen — James Davise, Daniel Davise and Sam- 
uel Lomas, all of the same place. Witnesses — Abraham Reeves, Jun- 
ior, Elias Cotting. Lib. 6, p. 100. 

1734, 7 mo. (Sept.), 3 da. Davis, John, of Township of Pilesgrove, 



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Salem Co., yeoman; will of. Sons — Thomas and John, the plantation 
whereon I live, in the township of Pilesgrove, but in case one dies in 
non-age, the whole shall fall to the surviving- brother. My part of 
a plantation in Penns Neck, bought by me and my brother David of 
my brother Malichi, to be sold for the payment of the same. Daugh- 
ters — Mary, Phebe (£3.15 due from James Hudson) and Charity (all 
minors). Executors — wife and my brother, David Davis. Witnesses — ■ 
William Brick, Joshua Garrison, Benjamin Birch. Sworn and affirmed 
16 May, 1735. Lib. 4, p. 25. 

1735, May 16. Inventory, £180.9.4; made by Elisha Bassett, Samuel 
Elwell. 

1737, Oct. 12. Davis, John, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Ann, all of my estate, real and personal, until her youngest 
child will be 21. Executors — wife and Roger Huggens. Witnesses — 
John Law, Mary Law, Nathaniel Box. Sworn and affirmed 30 Jany. 
2737. Lib. 4, p. 143. 

1737, Nov. 12. Inventory (£84.16.5) of John Davis, cordwinder, includes 
2 servants (a man and his wife), £18, and shoemaker tools, £1.12. Ap- 
praisers — Thos. Baker, Thomas Graves. 

1745, March 20. Davis, Jonathan, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man, "at present sick and infirm"; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Five 
sons of brother, Elnathan Davis, viz: Elnathan, Jonathan, Nathan, 
Samuel and John. To said brother's son Jonathan, folio Concordance, 
set out by Clement Cotton. Executors — Charles Clark, Esquire, and 
testator's wife. Witnesses — Bartholomew Rowley, John Collier and 
Jno. Clark, Esquire. Proved April 17, 1746. Lib. 5, p. 235. 

1746, April 25. Inventory (£51.14.2) includes large Bible. Made by 
John Burroughs and Jno. Clark. 

1731, May 25. Davis, Malachi, of Salem Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, 
Rebecca, to have estate until son John will be 21. If son John 
should die in minority, my wife shall enjoy the real estate, and at 
her death the eldest son of John Davis, the eldest son of David Davis, 
and the eldest son of John Brick, shall possess the same equally. 
Executors — wife, brothers, John Davis and David Davis, and John 
Brick. Witnesses — Jere, Bacon, William Wasson, Enoch More. Sworn 
and affirmed 21 April, 1735. Lib. 4, p. 15. 

1735, April 8. Inventory, £246.12 ; made by Samuel Elwell, Elisha 
Basett. 

1736, Aug. 14. Account of John Brick and David Davis, surviving 
executors. "Monies paid the funeral charges and for the coffin of the 
dec'd, and of his wife who dyed very soon after him," £9. To Mary Dare 
for nursing the dec'd's child, 1 year, £9. Monies paid to Renier Vanhyste, 
Elizabeth Long, Marg. McFall, Ann Richman, Winifred Lecroy, David 
Davis, Benj. Birch, Edwd. Shepherd, Saml. Elwell, Elisha Bassett, George 
Fling, Wm. Murdock, Peter Turner, Hermanus Alricks, Benj. Acton, Geo. 
Miller, Richard Grafton, Geo. Monroe, of Newcastle, John Jones, Clemt. 
Plumsted, John Thompson, Owen Flanegan, John Hunt, Esq., James Gold, 
Esq., Wm. Shaw, Esq., Newcastle, Isaac Hudson, Rad. Price, John Stowe, 
Moses Campbell, Thos. Mason, John Brick, Clement Hall. Total, 
£536.10.5. 

1737, Nov. 9. Account. Monies paid to Clemt. Hall, Philip Chetwood, 
Jon. Jones, Attorney for Isaac Hudson, Peter Turner, Mary Dare, James 
Gould. Total, £369.17.11%. 



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1732-3. Jan. 7. Davis, Samuel, of Newark, Essex Co., yeoman; will 
of. Children — Ebenezer, Timothy, Samuel, Mary, Elizabeth, Jane and 
Eunice, all under age. Land lying between Lieut. Samuel Cooper and 
self that belonged to John Goden. Land joining lands of Thomas Ser- 
geant and John Plum, which formerly belonged to George Harrison. 
Executors— wife, Abigail, and friend, Joseph Bruin. Witnesses — 
Daniel Sergeant, John Plume, Jno. Cooper. Proved Jan. 31, 1732-3. 

Lib. B, p. 360. 

1732-3, March 6. Inventory, £84.12.05 ; made by Jno. Cooper, John 
Morris. 

1732, May 15. Davis, Samuel, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., mar- 
iner Int Adm'rs, Edward Barber and Mary, his wife, and Margaret 
Davis. Lib - B ' P- 251 - 

1736, Oct. 12. Davis, Thomas, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'x, Elizabeth Davis, of Piscataway. Henry Langstaff and Henry 
Berry, Jun'r, fellow bondsmen. Lib. C, p. 126. 

1738, May 27. Davis, Thomas, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
"Being aged and infirm." Son, Thomas, unmarried, house bought of 
Daniel Dod; son, Jonathan, land joining lands of Daniel Dod, Joseph 
Bruen, John Bruen, and Jonathan Sayer; son, Stephen, land bought 
of Daniel Dod and Mathew Canfield, land joining lands of Nathaniel 
Ward and the Baldwin's meadow; son, James, land bounded by 
lands of Samuel Farrand and Indian purchase lands. Son-in-law, John 
Vanderpool, and daughter, Apphia, his wife, land on Raway River, 
joining lands of widow Abigail Davis and Griffith Ginkens. Daugh- 
ters Sarah, wife of Thomas Ball, and Mary, wife of John Wilcock. 

Executors— sons Jonathan and James. Witnesses— Eliphalet John- 
son Emanuel Cocker, Jonathan Sergeant. Proved Feb. 7, 1738. 

Lib. C, p. 258. 

1738-9, Feb. 13. Inventory (£280.09.09%) includes silver tankard and 
other plate, and 5 negroes, £120; made by Eliphalet Johnson and Thomas 
Longworth. 

1741, Jan. Davison, Daniel Brinton, of Prince Town, Somerset 

Co.; will of. Friend, Frances Horner, land and house in Prince Town, 
and at her death to my cousin Daniel, son of my brother Josiah 
Davison. Luce and Hepsibath, daughters of Joshua Anderson. Execu- 
tors—friends, Mr. James Hude and John Dagworthy. Witnesses— 
Arch'd Douglass, Thomas Anderson, Obediah Winter. Proved March 
18, 1746-7. Witnesses all being absent at the date of proving, Jedediah 
Higgins makes oath to the hand-writing of the testator. 

Lib. E, p. 2. 

1746-7, March 18. Above named executors having refused to act, 
administration on the estate granted to the brother, Josiah Davison. 
Jedediah Higgens, fellow bondsman. Witness — Rich'd Williams. 

1749, April 15. Inventory, £148; made by Joseph Skelton, Jno. Dalley. 
Josiah Davison. 

1744, July 30. Davison, John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., mer- 
chant and school-master. Int. Sarah, the widow, declines the ad- 
ministration, and recommends William Walton, Jun'r, of New York 
City, merchant, as administrator. Witnesses — Rich'd Saltar, Jun'r, and 
Jacob Ten Eyck. Lib - D - P- 169 - 



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1744, Aug. 17. Adm'r, William Walton, Jun'r. Anthony White, fellow 
"bondsman. 

1740, Jan. 2. Dawlis, William, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman, 
"being very sick"; will of. Sons William and Hormon to provide for 
their mother, Margaret Dawlis. Son, William, the grist mill vulgarly 
called the New Mill, and the field behind John Mullen's house, with 
half the meadow. Son, Harmon, the grist mill called the Old Mill. 
To Honust Yaugers four children, £50; if Honust Yauger dies before 
children are of age, then money to the mother of said children, Sus- 
anna Yauger. Testator's daughter, Susanna Yauger, wife of said 
Honust. Executors — Philip Ringo and Godfrey Peters, of Amwell, 
yeoman. Witnesses — Peter Fisher, Joseph Bast and Christopher 
Search. Proved June 15, 1741. Lib. 4, p. 308. 

1741, June 11. Inventory (£257.5.8%) includes bond of William Dawlis, 
Jr. ; made by Cornelius Ringo and Joseph Bast. 

1747, Sept. 2. Dawson, Robert, of City of Philada., shopkeeper. 
Int. Adm'r, James Benezet and George Emlen, Jr, of same, mer- 
chants. Robert Hartshorne, atty-at-law, of City of Burlington, fel- 
low bondsman. Lib. 5, p. 434. 

1720, July 20. Day, Alexander, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman. Int. Inventory of the estate (£57.8.0) includes a Bible; 
debts of Jonathan Paine and Josiah Prichet. Made by George Fox 
and Charles Woolverton, at the request of Thomas Canby, of Sols- 
bury, Bucks County, Pa. Lib. 3, p. 34. 

1729, Aug. 1. Martha Day, widow of Alexander Day, renounced her 
right of administration. 

1729, Aug. 3. Bond of Thomas Canby, of Bucks County, Pa., yeoman, 
and Thomas Wetherill, of Burlington County, New Jersey, yeoman, as 
administrator of Alexander Day. Witness — Daniel Mestayer. 

[Foregoing mentioned Vol. 23, Archives, but without these particulars]. 

1750-1, Jan. 16. Day, George, of Essex Co., bloomer. Neomi Allen> 
late widow of George Day, and Jacob Allen, renounce their rights 
of administering the estate, and desire that Jacob Ford, of Morris 
Co., be appointed. 

1750-1, Feb. 23. Adm'r, Col. Jacob Foord, Esq., principal creditor. 
John Deare, of Perth Amboy, fellow bondsman. Lib. E, p. 497. 

1742, Mar. 11. Day, Jacob, of Hackensack, Bergen Co., mason; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, to have a certain obligation (£27.7.6), dated 13 
of July, 1739, "under the hand of my father." Six children (not 
named). Executors — Jacob Banto and brother, Abraham Day. Wit- 
nesses — William Sandtfordt van Emburgh, Jas. McKinley. Proved 12 
April, 1743. Lib. D, p. 31. 

1744, Nov. 19. Inventory, real and personal, estate (£355.11) includes 
2 negroes, £13 ; made by Rick Lidecker and Johannes Bense. Witnesses — 
Isaac Dey, William Ellis, John Zabrisk. 

1744, March 20. Dayton, Abraham, of Salem, Salem Co.; will of. 
Gifts to Hannah Graves, John Graves, Junr, Sally Graves, and to "the 
young child called Joseph." "I give Edy Graves five shillings, like- 
wise all my tools, to defray the charges of my burial." Hanna Graves 
empowered to recover all debts and a penal Bill, and one thousand 
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weight of tobacco in the hands of Burton Penton. Witnesses — 
Edward Seymour, George Colson, Mary Hart. Sworn and affirmed 
26 April, 1745. Lib. 5, p. 496. 

1745, Dec. 19, Letters granted Anna Graves, sole executrix. 

1733, Aug. 21. Dayton, Ephraim, of Cohansie, Salem Co., yeoman, 
guardian of Peter Dayton, son of Samuel Dayton of the North side 
of Cohansie, deceased. "Witnesses — Saml. Bevus (?), Andrew Jones. 

Lib. 3, p. 366. 

1750-1, March 20. Dayton, Isaac, of Morris Co., clothier. Int. 
Admr, Col. Jacob Foord, of said County. Bondsman — John Deare, of 
Perth Amboy. 

1750-1, March 14. Renunciation of Anne, of Hanover, Morris Co., 
widow. Lib. E, p. 497. 

1751, July 15. Inventory, £8.15.8; made by Timothy Tuttle, Joseph 
Wood. 

Accounts paid : Ben Trogar, Wm. Winds, James Frost, Timothy Johnes, 
John Ford, Joseph Harriman. "Memo. The price of plantation with sum 
interest added sold Ebenrs. Stiles sd. plantation, £84.0.5, to the price of a 
fuling mill begun but not finished, sold to Conar Clother, £26." 

1744, Nov. 3. Dayton, Peter, of Cohansey, Salem Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Hannah. All lands to daughter, Lusey Dayton, at 18 or 
marriage, but in case of her death under age, or without an heir, my 
cousin David Dayton to possess the lands. '.'My mother, if she lives, 
to have the bringing up of my daughter." Executor — Jonathan Platts. 
Witnesses — John Pagett, William Daniel, Thomas Pagett. Proved 8 
Dec, 1744. Lib. 5, p. 98. 

1744, Dec. 5. Inventory, £156.15.1 ; made by Richard Butcher, Thomas 
Pagett. 

1739, Oct. 15. Deane, Andrew, of Salem, Salem Co., school master. 
Int. Adm'r, David Fitzrandolph. Bondsman — Robert Hart, of the 
same place. Witnesses — Dan Mestayer, Mary Mestayer. 

Lib. 4, p. 200. 

1747-8, March 3. De Bonrepos, David, of the Borough of Eliza- 
beth, Essex Co., cordwainer; will of. Sons — David, John and Alex- 
ander. Other children, but names not mentioned. Real estate in 
Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Executors — wife Mary, Daniel Moore and 
William Moore. Witnesses — Samuel Connet, Hester Rogers, Samuel 
Terron, schoolmaster. Proved April 5, 1748. 

1748, May 18. Adm'x, Mary De Bonrepos. William Moor, fellow bonds- 
man. Witness — Hester Rogers. Lib. E, p. 187. 

1748, July 22. Inventory, £435.05 ; made by John Lambert, Samuel 
Hinds. 

1749, Dec. 13. Debow (Debowe), Frederick, of Middletown, Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Wife, Margaret. Daughter, Susanna Debow, 
under 18 years. Brother, James Debow, and John, son of deceased 
brother John Debow. Executors — wife, brother James and friend 
John Taylor. Witnesses — James McGhee, Catherine Macclesse and 
Mary Banks. Proved May 31, 1750. Lib. 2, p. 89. 

1747-8, March 18. Debowe, Jacob, of Middletown, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Children — James (eldest son), Frederick and John. 
Executors — sons Frederick and John. Witnesses — John Boune 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I73O-I75O 139 

(minor), Priscilla Marsh and Samuel Bowne, Junior. Proved Febru- 
ary 2, 1748. Lib - E - P- 253 * 
1749, May 8. Inventory, £65.10.3 ; made by Nathaniel Leonard and 
Skelton Johnson. 

1749, February 8. Debowe, John, of Middletown, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman. Bond of Alice Debowe, the widow, and Skelton Johnson, as 
administrators. Samuel Legg, of Middletown, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. B, p. 263. 

1750, April 14. Inventory, £124.18.7 ; made by Samuel Bowne, Jr., 
Samuel Legg. 

1734, March 11. De Cow, Francis, of Burlington. Int. Adm'x, 
Sarah De Cow, widow. Ijih - 4 > P- 1 - 

1735, June 28. De Cow (De Cou), Jacob, of Mansfield, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Children — Isaac, Susannah, Rebecca, Jacob, 
Easter, Eber and Elizabeth. Brother, Isaac, £30, "which he got of 
John Hogg of Holden, he being my father's trustee, the money 
belonging to me notwithstanding my said brother got the same by a 
forged letter." Real and personal estate. Executor — son Isaac. 
Witnesses— Jonathan Wright, David Rockhill, Mary Rockhill. Proved 
March 1, 1735. Lib - 4 ' P- 54 - 

1735-6, Feb. 28. Inventory estate of Jacob DeCow, who deceased Feb. 
21, 1735-6, £135.2.3 ; made by Jonathan Wright and David Rockhill. 

1732, Jan. 16. DeFeurott (Faurot), Henry, of Piscataway, Middle- 
sex Co. Int. Adm'x, Elizabeth Fearott. 

1739, May 6. De Graaw, Gerrit, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Children — Walter (house and lot in New York), Gerrit, 
Johannes, Catharina, Gysbertje, Anna, Maria, and Cornelia, wife of 
Hendrick Bogaert. Bond for £75 of son-in-law, Mr. Ryall of New 
York City, to Johannes Jamison, deceased. Daughters married at 
New York, Catharina and Cornelia. Distilling furniture. Houses and 
lands in New Brunswick. Debt due Iszac Kip. Executors — Gerrit 
DeGraaw, and son-on-law, Derek Van Aersdale. Witnesses — Abra- 
ham Heyer, Benjamin van Cleave, Lucas Voorhees. Proved June 12, 
1739 . Lib. C, p. 283. 

1749-50, March 7. Degroot, Jacob, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Fythie, real and personal estate during widowhood; at 
her re-marriage or decease oldest son John and his heirs to have the 
home-farm and all other lands, "except a certain piece and all the 
meadows, which lyes in Somerset Co., joyning Bound Brook, and the 
meadows of Lafert Sebring and likewise joynes land of Peter Wil- 
liamson," which meadows shall be divided equally between John, Jean 
and Margaret. Likewise lots fronting Raritan Road, next to land that 
Robert Clawson lives on. "To Margaret DeGroot, daughter of my 
brother John, £100 when of age." Executors — wife Fythie, son John, 
son-in-law Lafert Sebring, and Derick Van Veighten, of Somerset 
Co. Witnesses — Tobias Van Norden, Hendrick Harpending, Elias V. 
Court, Junr. Proved 21 May, 1750. Lib. E, p. 403. 

1750, May 14. Inventory (£909.15.6) includes sword, cut-lash and 
pistols, Dutch Bible, negro-man Sip, £20. Made by Derick Connine. 
Peter Williamson. 



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1733, June 14. Degroot, John, of Hackinsack, Bergen Co., yeoman; 
will of. Eldest son, Jacob; son, Johanes, the home plantation for 
the sum of £250, paying to his sisters and brother Jacob, Margerit 
Banta and Hannah Banta, £50 each. Children of my son Garret De- 
groot, viz: John, Peter and Margaret. Executor — Son, Jacob DeGroot. 
Witnesses — Jacob Degroot,." Agenishe Degroot, Richard Edsall. Prov- 
ed 11 April, 1735. Lib - c > P- 25 - 

1734-5, Feb. 9. Degroot, John, of Hackinsack, Bergen Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Prances. Daughter, Margrit. Executors — "my well 
beloved friends father Samuel Moore, and brother Johanes Sebese 
Banta." Witnesses — Jacob Degroot, Samuel Edsall, Richard Edsall. 
Proved 11 April, 1735. Lib - c - P- 27 - 



Margaret Lambston. Executors — wife, Ann, ar 
nesses — Charles Johnson, John Colahan, Samuel 
Proved 29 Sept. 1733. Lib. 3 - P- 384 - 

1733, Sept. 25. Inventory (£137.17.5) includes riding horse, armour, 
and apparel, £14.2.6, cattle, boat, swine. Appraisers — Fenwick Sinick 
Sinicker, William Mecum. 

1733, Dec. 18. Denn, John, of Salem Co., yeoman. Adm'r, Lea Denn 
(relict). Bondsmen — Abel Nicholson, Charles Oakford, all of Salem 
County. Witnesses — Joseph Darkin, Dan. Mestayer. Lib. 3, p. 386. 

1733, Nov. 30. Inventory (£273.7.7) includes "a still worm and still 
in the still house," wheat, rye, cattle, etc. Appraisers — Abel Nichol- 
son, Joseph Darkin. 

1749, Feb. 2. Denn, Leah, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'x, Leah Denn. Bondsman — John Denn of the same place. Wit- 
nesses — Richd. Wistar, Nich. Gibbon. Lib. 7, p. 38. 

1747, Jany. 9. Dennes, Charles, of Cape May, Cape May Co., gentle- 
man; will of. Wife, Priscilla. Sons-in-law, John Cresse (minor) and 
Joseph Ludlam. Son, Charles Dennis, to have plantation at Cohansey, 
Salem County, at the upper end of the place called Beacken's Neck, 
joining land of Nehemiah Craven and land of Jonathan Stathem. 
Executors — brother, Philip Dennis, and Charles Davis. Witnesses — 
Henry Young, John Mackey and Elizabeth Mackey. Proved 16 May, 
1749. Letters granted to Philip Dennis in Cumberland Co. 

Lib. 6, p. 223. 

1749, May 15. Inventory, £136.13.9; made by Henry Young, Joseph 
Ludlam. 

1737, Aug. 26. Dennis, John, of Haddonfield, tailor. Int. Adm'x, 
Sarah Norris, of Newton, Gloucester Co., dealer. Fellow bondsman — 
Jonathan Axford, of same County, yeoman. 

1737, July 20. Renunciation of Mary, widow of John Dennis, as Adm'x. 
Witnesses — John Kay, Sarah Kay. Gloucester Wills, 219 H. 

1737, Oct. 28. Inventory, £9.6.6 ; made by Jno. Hinchman, John Kaighin. 

1739, July 14. Dennis, John, of Elizabeth Town Point, Essex Co., 
inn-holder; will of. Wife, Mary, sole legatee. Real and personal 



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estate. Executors — wife Mary, and friends Jonathan Hampton of 
Staten Island, New York, yeoman, and Thomas Jackman of Elizabeth 
Town Witnesses — Thomas Hall, Caleb Woodruff, Anne Cana. Proved 
Aug. 22, 1739. Lib - C ' P- 289 - 

1739, Aug. 20. Jonathan Hampton and Thos. Jackman renounce ex- 
ecutorship. Witnesses — Robert Drummond and Thos. Hill. 

1735, March 31. Dennis, Samuel, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'x, 
Anne Dennis (widow). Bondsmen — Joseph Test, John Bacon, all of 
same place. Witnesses — Danl. Mestayer, John Doe. Lib. 4, p. 1. 

1735, March 17. Inventory (£118.17.4) includes Bible, 6 cattle, swine, 
surveyor's compass, chain and dividers. Appraisers — John Bacon, Abiel 
Carll. 

1736, June 14. Account. Monies paid Wm. H. Clement Hall, Peter 
Turner, Saml. Fithian, Abiell, Carll, Ananias Sayre, Wm. Watson, John 
Brick, Edwd. Test, Saml. Clark, Ebenezer Miller, Noah Wheaten, Isaac 
Fithian, John Loverin, Leonard Gibbon, Joseph Test, John Weckes. 

1741, Nov. 3. Dennis, Samuel, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Wife, Anne. Children — eldest son Samuel, Lewis, Anne, Mary and 
Margaret'. Executors — brother, Jacob Dennis, and wife Anne. Wit- 
nesses—John Hepburn Jr., David Hildreth, Patrick Drugan and Mary 
Palmer. Proved Aug. 27, 1746. Lib. D, p. 456. 

1744, Nov. 13. Denny, Thomas, of Greenwichtown, Gloucester Co., 
farmer. Int. Adm'r, Thomas Denny. Fellow bondsman — John Jones, 
all farmers and of same place. 

1731, July 31. Deriemer, Isaac, of Somerset Co., glaser. Adminis- 
tration on estate granted to Peter Deriemer. Lib. B, p. 227. 

1731, Oct. 7. Inventory (£315.12.9) includes large Dutch Bible, negro- 
girl Florah, £30 ; negro man Harry, £50 ; girl Dean, £40 ; boy Thorn, £15 ; 
negro woman Joan with 2 children, £25 ; girl Hagg, £20. Appraisers- 
Henry VanDick, Daniel Nuner. 

1743, Oct. 25. DeRelmer (DeReemer) Isaac, of New Brunswick, 
Middlesex Co. Int. The widow, Geertje, declines the administration, 
and desires that John van Nuys, principal creditor, be appointed. 

1743, Oct. 29. Bond of John Van Nuys as administrator. Luykes Voor- 
hies and Jas. Vannuys, fellow bondsmen, all of New Brunswick. 

Lib. D, p. 93. 

1743, Nov. 1. Inventory, £16.2.11; made by Dirck Schuyler and Dirck 
VanAersdalen. 

1733, April 10. Derwin, Ebenezer, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'x, Elizabeth Derwin. Bondsmen — Zacharias Santell, John Jones, 
all of said County. Witness — Mary Hawkins. Lib. 3, p. 300. 

1733, April 3. Inventory (£111.8.6) includes carpenter's tools, £4.14. 
"five pounds of Newingland money, £2," bond of Thomas Gold, 1732, for 
"one hundred and four pounds Newingland money, value in this country, 
£40." Appraisers — Zehariah Santell, Gideon Concklin. 

1747-8, 22nd day, 12th mo. (Feb.). Deveniah, Joseph, of Northamp- 
ton, Burlington Co., yeoman; will of. Cousins— John and Joseph Hil- 
liard, Elizabeth and Martha Atkinson, and Jane Parker. Hannah and 
Esther, daus. of friend Samuel Woolman. Lands in Northampton left 



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me by my father, Barnet Devenish, and also that I bought 11th day, 
3rd mo., 1702, of John and Martha Hilliard. Executor — cousin Edward 
Hilliard, son of my sister Martha. Witnesses — John Stoakes, Peter 
Phillips, Samuel Woolman, John Woolman. Proved March 2, 1747. 

Lib. 5, p. 406. 
1747-8, 2nd day, 1st mo. (Mar.). Inventory, £49.10; made by John 
Stoakes and John Woolman. 

1744-5, Feb. 6. Deverex (Deverix), Philip, of Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Adm'x, Sarah, his widow. Fellow bondsmen — William 
Hugg and Andrew Redmond. Witnesses — Robert Anderson, Francis 
Haddock, John Ladd. Lib. 5, p. 86. 

1744-5, Jan. 30. Inventory, £600.5.11. Appraisers — Andrew Redmond, 
Isac Jennings. 

1775, Jany. 6. Account. "William Tremble, who became adm r in 
right of his wife Sarah, late Sarah Deverix, wife of Philip Deverix." 
Money paid to Dinah Glover, Mary Matlock, Abigail Hinchman, John Gill, 
James Hinceman, Andrew Redman, Jacob Hugg, John Howill, Timothy 
Matlock, Peter White. Anne Estlake, James Hambleton, Isaac Jennings, 
Thos. Clement, Wm. Payday, Ebenezer Zains, Robert Down, Saml. Rain, 
T. Atkinson, Philip Doyle, Isaac Williams, Wm. Kimsey, Joseph Harri- 
son, John Jones, Priscilla Harrison, Dennis Organ, John Marshall, Robert 
Anderson, Gabriel Byron, Richard Lynden, Joseph Marshall, John Frank- 
lin, John Sparke, John Hewston, Philip Deverix, Robert Down, Frances 
Haddock, amounting to £677.16.10%. 

1747, April 30. Dewitt, John, of the Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., Esq. Int. Adm'x, Ann Dewitt, the widow. Wm. Chetwood and 
George Lurting, fellow bondsmen. Witness — Matt. DeHart. 

Lib. E, p. 36. 

1744, Oct. 22. Dey, James, of Machaponex, Middlesex Co.: will of. 
Wife, Margaret. Daughters — Mary and Sarah. Three children by my 
second wife, Margaret, no names mentioned. Executors — sons James 
and Lorance, and son-in-law Peter Perrine. Witnesses — Joshua Ed- 
wards, Sarah Edwards, William Laird. Proved Nov. 26, 1745. 

Lib. D, p. 348. 

1745, Nov. 23. Inventory, £254.2.6 ; made by John Perine and William 
Laird. 

1744, Dee. 17. Dibble, Thomas, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'rs, James 
Caruthers and Alexander Moore, creditors. Both of Cohansey. Bonds- 
man — William Murdock, of Salem County, innkeeper. Witnesses — 
Wm. Pennock, Chas. O. Neill. Lib. 5, p. 422. 

1748-9, Feb. 11. Diekason, Jonathan, of Manington, Salem Co., 
husbandman, will of. Wife, Dorothy, executrix. Son, John Dickson, 
when 21, equal share of real and personal estate with his brother, 
Nathaniel Dickson. Executor — Son, Nathaniel. Witnesses — James 
Mason, Mary Popino, Alexr. Simpson. Sworn and affirmed 10 March 
1748. Lib. 6, p. 292. 

1748-9, Feb. 4. Inventory (£217.17.10) includes cattle and grain in 
ground. Appraisers — James Mason, William Nicholson. 

1739, June 21. Dickinson. Fenwick, of Township of Piles Grove, 
Salem Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Eleanor, sole executrix. Sons John 
and Joseph (not 21). Daughter Susannah. Four youngest children, 



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(not of age) — Abraham, Isaac, Isabell, Eleanor. Daughter, Sarah. 
Witnesses — George Dickison, Henry Paullin, Jacob Richman. Proved 
19 Dec, 1739. Lib. 4, p. 214. 

1739, Dec. 4. Inventory (£299.0.3) includes cattle, horses, sheep, hay, 
etc. Appraisers — Elisha Bassett, Samuel Elwell. 

1751 (Filed). Account of Thomas Murphy and Eleanor, his wife, late 
Elinor Dickinson, executrix of last will of Fenwick Dickinson. Moneys 
paid Samuel Angelo, Joseph Dickinson, Thomas Parke, Edward Horster, 
Mary Gray, Jonathan Dickinson, Nathan Merring, James Robinson, John 
Jones, Danl. Mestayer, Doctor Lenox, Benjamin Bispham, Saml. Morgan, 
David Garrison, Frederick (blacksmith), Jeremiah Wood; bond from 
Isaac Thompson (insolvent) ; another insolvent bond of Win. Crawleys, 
Devereux Driggus, Thorn. Graham. Bringing up of Ellenor Dickinson, 5 
years, Elizabeth Dickinson, 8 years, Isaac Dickinson, 6 years, Abraham 
Dickinson, 4 years, Joseph Dickinson, 2 years (each at flO). 

1747, Sept. 16. Dickinson. Jonathan, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., clerk; will of. Wife, Mary. Children — Jonathan, Abigail (wife 
of Jonathan Sergeant), Temperance (wife of John Odell), Elizabeth 
(wife of Jonathan Miller), Mary (wife of John Cooper), and Martha. 
Real and personal estate. Executors — sons-in-law-Jonathan Sergeant 
and John Odell. Witnesses — Gershom Higgins, Cornelius Hetfield, 
Enos Ayers. Proved Oct. 13, 1747. Lib. E, p. 108. 

1737, April 16. Dickinson, Joseph, of Monmouth Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'r, Zebulon Dickinson. Lib. C, p. 159. 

1737, March 27, April 9. Inventory. £16.01.6 ; made by John Williams 
and Amos Pettit, chosen by the widow, Hannah Dickinson. States it was 
of estate "of Joseph Dickinson, late of Shrewsbury." 

1750, Dec. 3. Dildine, Francis, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Children — Abraham, John, Elizabeth, Catherin and Helenah, 
all under age. Executors — wife, Mary, friends Luke Voorhees and 
Peter Cochran. Witnesses — William Hall, John Griggs, Jacob Weisen. 
Proved Feb. 26, 1750. Lib. E, p. 510. 

1750-1, March 13. Inventory (£161.12) includes "one half dozen guilt 
pictures;" made by D'k Schuyler and D'k Vanveighten. 

1733, May 10. Dilley, Jonathan, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'rs, Jonathan Dilly and Edward Crowel. Lib. B, p. 406. 

1739, May 23. Dimsdale, (Damsdale), Sarah, of Haddonfield, Glou- 
cester Co., widow; will of. Executors — John Dillwin, of Philadelphia, 
merchant, and Joseph Kaighn, of Newton, Gloucester Co., yeoman. 
£300 upon special trust, as follows: — Interest of £100 to brother Joseph 
Collins; after his death to his daughters Sarah, Katherine and 
Rebacka. To sister, Elizabeth Southwick, interest of £100, and after 
her death to her children, Maham and Sarah, equally. Rebecka Bryan, 
sister, £100, and after her death to her child or children, as she may 
appoint; also £50 bond of her late husband, Thomas Bryan. Lega- 
cies to nieces, Katherine Ellis (wife of Thomas Ellis), Rebecka Sat- 
terthwait, Mary Jackson, Katherine Ellis (wife of William Ellis), 
Priscilla Ares and Elizabeth Williams; also to nephew, William Buck- 
ley, and to Francis Collins, son of John Collins. £25 to members of 
Haddonfield Monthly meeting. Cousins — Katherine Ellis (wife of 
Thomas Ellis), Priscilla Ares, Sarah Ellis (wife of Simeon Ellis), 



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Rebecca Clements and William Buckley. Witnesses — Edward Turner, 
Sarah Winter, Eliza. Estaugh. Proved 9 Nov., 1731). Lib. 4, p. 208. 

1739, Oct. 26. Inventory (£1280.16.8 M> ) includes cash, £76.18.6, wearing 
apparel, £71.15.9, library of books, £4.5.6. Appraisers — Timo. Matloack, 
Jon. Kaighin. 

1740, Auk. 8. Dingee, Charles, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'r, Charles Dingee, of Chester County, in Pennsylvania. Fel- 
low bondsman — James Eldridge, of Burlington, yeoman. 

1740, 4 mo. (June), 20 da. Renunciation of Judith, widow. Witnesses 
— Edmon Somers, Gervas Hall. 

1740, 5 mo. (July), 31 da. Renunciation of Christopher, son of Charles 
Dingee as admr.. in favor of his next eldest brother, Charles Dingee. Wit- 
nesses — Jos. Fisher, Simon Hallock. Lib. 4, p. 250. 

1745, Feb. 19. Dirdorff, Antony; will of. (Original in German). 
Whereas our Children are all begot of one father and mother, they 
shall have an equal share in the division. Land sowed of my children 
upon the old place. Wife to live on land where the testator then 
dwelt by his son Christian, as long as she pleased. Son Christian 
bought the land with the testator. Son Christian and daughter Chris- 
tina. Witnesses — Hans Peter Jager, Wilhelmus Wertz and Johannes 
Peter Laashent. "Yet to notice, that the division in money shall be 
as at first above said from the eldest to the youngest in order till they 
have it; now we children have all agreed and witness this with our 
hands as follows: Hinrich Dirdorff, Peter Dirdorff, Bernhardes Ach- 
enbach, Johannes Dirdorff, Antony Dirdorff, Christian Dirdoff, Wil- 
lem Ecker and Christina Dirdorffin. Done at an wile the 19th of 
february 1745 is this Testament confirmed.' " 

1746-7, March 2. Christian Grassold, the translator, testified to the 
English translation of the original will, at Philadelphia, before William 
Allen, Recorder. Proved March 15, 1746-7. (Hunterdon Co.) 

Lib. 5, p. 321. 

1746-7, March 14. Christian Dirdorff, of Amwell, renounces right of 
administration as no executor was named in will, in favor of Christian's 
son, Peter Dirdorff. Witness — Abraham Zutphin. 

1747, May 6. Bond of Peter Dirdorff, of Hunterdon Co., yeoman, as 
administrator, and Rudolph Hurli, of same place, yeoman. 

1735-6, March 23. Disbrow, Benjamin, of City of Perth Amboy, 
Middlesex Co. Int. Margaret, the widow, declines to administer the 
estate, and makes a quit claim to John Disbrow, cordwainer. Wit- 
nesses — Sarah Disbrow, Oba'd Huntt, Junr. 

1736, May 15. Bond of John Disbrow, the brother, as administrator. 
Joseph Johnson and Griffin Disbrow, all of same place, fellow bondsmen. 

Lib. C, p. 95. 

1749, Auk. 12. Disbrow, Henry, of Cranberry, Middlesex Co., car- 
penter; will of. Wife, Katharine Disbrow. Children — Daniel (land I bought 
of Andrew Gordon), Henry, William, Joseph, Katharine, Anne, all 
under age. Executors — friend Frederick Buckalew, Junr., of Cran- 
berry, and brother-in-law, Hendrick Hendrickson of Middletown. 
Witnesses — Ste'n Warne, Joseph Disbrow, Hen. Moore. Proved Nov. 
13, 1749. Lib. E, p. 343. 

1749, Nov. 3. Inventory (£313.17.7) includes Bible, negro woman and 
boy, mare given to wife by Benjamin Disbrow, her brother-in-law. Made 
by John Barclay, Peter Gordon, Luycas Schenck. 



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1743, April 30. Disbrow, William, of Hopewell Township, Hunter- 
don Co., cordwainer; will of. Sister, Hannah Applegait. Cousin, 
Hannah Applegait. Brothers — Benjamin and Joseph Disbrow. Execu- 
tors — brother, Joseph Disbrow, and friend Zebulon Stout, of Somerset 
County. Witnesses — Daniel Stout, Jno. Hyde and Gizebert Lane. 
Proved June 27, 1743. Lib. 4, p. 367. 

1743, June 18. Inventory (£59) includes a house and three acres of 
land and one house not finished ; books ; carpenter's tools and a sword. 
Made by David Stout and John Waycoff. Debts due from John Disbrow, 
John Stout, Aaron Vanhook, Echebard Lee, Benjamin Stout, George Park, 
Henry Disbrow, Thomas Burrowes, John Pitch and Joseph Stout, Jr. 

1748, April 5. Account mentions John Hyde, Vinsin Runen, Andrew 
Reed, Robert Hooper, Joseph Packston, Robert Rosebrook, James Leonard, 
Benjamin Disbrow, Zebulon Stout, Samuel Stout, Robert Hooper, Henry 
Disbrow, Joseph Merrel, Dr. Cadwalader, Widow Doughty, Sarah Dis- 
brow, Andrew Johnson, Colonel Stout. 

1748, Dec. 5. Ditty, Hugh, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., tailor; will of. 
Wife, Hannah. Real and personal estate. Children — John, Thomas, 
jtfartha and Margret. Executors — wife, and James Guttery of White 
Clay Creek, in the County of New Castle. Witnesses — James Gonart, 
James Barkley. Proved 13 Dec, 1748. Lib. 6, p. 92. 

1748, Dec. 12. Inventory, £87.2.9 ; made by Alen Congelton, Jonathan 
Driver. 

1738-9, Jan. 2. Dixon, James, of Greenwich, in Cohansey, Salem 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Rebecca. Daughters — Sarah (to have the 
house and lot where I live on the East side of Main Street, Greenwich, 
after her mother's death), Rachel and Isabel (my lot on the West side 
of the Main St. in Greenwich, equally). Three acres of lot joining 
Josiah Fithian may be sold. Executors — wife, Charles Dennis and 
Philip Dennis. Witnesses — Nichs. Gibbon, Samuel Fithian, John 
Green. Proved 15 Jan, 1739. Lib. 4, p. 217. 

1739-40, 1 mo (Mar.), 17 da. Dixson, Daniel (son of Anthony Dick- 
son, yeoman, and Mary his wife, late of the south side of Cohansey, 
Salem County), ward. Guardian — Ebenezer Miller. Witnesses — Rich- 
ard Wood, Josiah, Samuel and Isaac Fithian. Salem Wills, 684 Q. 

1740, May 29. Dobbins, Joseph, of Newton, Gloucester Co., tailor. 
Int. Adm'r, Timothy Matlack, of Haddonfield, yeoman. Fellow bonds- 
men, James Hinchman, Esq., and Thomas Coles, gent., all of County 
aforesaid. Lib - 4 - P- 239 - 

1740, May 13. Renunciation of John Dobbins, as adm'r of his brother 
Joseph Dobbins. Witnesses — James Jeffries, David Donogan. 

1739-40, Feb. 8. Inventory, £39.4.9. Appraisers — Ja. Hinchman. Thomas 
Coles. 

1732, Feb. 15. Dod, Jonathan, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Adm'x, 
Hannah Dod, the widow. James Nuttman, cooper, fellow bondsman. 
Witnesses — Joseph Peck, Moses Ball. Lib. B, p. 388. 

1733, June 21. Doddington, Thankful, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r, 
Charles Townley. Nathaniel Mitchell, fellow bondsman. Witness— 
Ebenezer Lyon. Lib - B - P- 421 - 



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1749, Sov. 20. Dodridge, Philip, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Mother . Devises lands joining lands 

formerly of Adam Lees, Solomon Hunt, Joseph Oliver, Charles Wright, 
John Skinner deceased, to be divided in 19 years among his children, 
no names given. Executors — wife, Lydia, and friend Nathaniel Fitz- 
Randolph, blacksmith. Witnesses — Ruth Pack, Meribah Dodridge, 
John Moores. Proved Jan. 12, 1749. Lib. E, p. 359. 

1749, April 3, Dolberg (Dolber), Nicholas, of Greenwich, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Plantation whereon I live at the lower end of Bil- 
lins Port to Andrew Long's children — Moses, Jonathan, Mary and Ele- 
nor. Plantation which I purchased of the sons of Samuel Vanaman, de- 
ceased, to the five children of Jonas Cox, Isaac Cooper to be guardian 
of the aforesaid children. Other tract of land to William Lasberry 
and Hester, the wife of Daniel Cooper. £5 to wardens of the church 
at Raccoon Creek. Legacies to Mary and Sarah, daughters of Jonas 
Cox, and Sarah, daughter of Gunner Swanson. Executors — Andrew 
Long and William White. Witnesses— Nicholas Justison, Thomas 
Parker, Alexr. Randall. Proved 20 April, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 87. 

1749, April 11. Inventory (£256.8.2) includes ship carpenter's tools, 
£3.18.0. Appraisers — Wrn. Mickle, Alexr. Randall. 

1749, April 10. Dole, John, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester Co.,. 
yeoman. Int. Adm'r, Joseph Dole. Fellow bondsman — Japhet Leeds; 
both of same place. Witness — Revell Elton. 

Lib. 6, p. 331; Lib. 7, p. 88. 

1748-9, March 14. Inventory (£94.8.4) includes bonds against Samuel 
Scull, Joseph Stone, James Robison, George May, Joseph Dale, and 
book account against Samuel Church. Appraisers — Joseph Ireland, Japhet 
Leeds. 

1749-50, March 5. Donaldson. James, of Somerset Co., cooper; will 
of. Real and personal estate to be divided equally among brothers,. 
Robert, William and Joseph Donaldson. Executors — Peter Berrien, 
of Somerset Co., gentleman, and Samuel Neilson, of New Brunswick, 
merchant. Witnesses — Daniel McCurrey, Daniel Brittan, Robt. Rolfe. 
Proved 22 May, 1750. Lib. 6, p. 421. 

1749-50, March 12. Inventory (£146) includes small Bible and psalm 
book, 5s., gun, sword and cartouch box. Made by Ja. Leonard, John 
Berrien. 

1736, Sept. 27. Done, George, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
weaver. Int. Adm'r, Samuel Rogers, of Upper Freehold, merchant. 
Thomas Hunloke and Isaac Pearson, of Burlington, yeoman, fellow 
bondsmen. Witnesses — Joseph Rose and Richard Kennedy. 

Lib. 4, p. 73. 

1733, Mar. 25. Doremus, George, of Saddle River, Bergen Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Marritie. Oldest son, Cornelius (not 21). Rest 
of my children — John, George and Hendrick (not of age). Execu- 
tors — sons Cornelius, and wife's brother, John Berdan, Jr. "It is my 
will further that my brother, Thomas Doremus, and my wife's brother, 
Vernant Berden, shall be joint executors with the others." Wit- 
nesses — Johanes Doremus, Isaack Kip, Corneles Kip. Proved 20 Oct., 
1733 Lib. B, p. 475. 

1746-7, March 16. Dorn, Alice, of Monmouth Co., single woman. 
Int. Adm'r, Cornelius Dorn, of Monmouth County, yeoman, brother 



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of deceased. John Clark, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Lib. B, p. 1. 

1747, March 25. Inventory, £56.3.5% ; made by Daniel Hendrickson and 
John Stillwell. 

1738, Feb. 1. Dorrington, John, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. (son 
of Thomas, deceased), an orphan about 15 years of age. Bond of John 
Megie as guardian. Joseph Megie, fellow bondsman. Witnesses — ■ 
W. Chetwood, Thomas Hill. Lib. C, p. 270. 

1731, June 3. Dorritigton (Donnington), Thomas, of Elizabeth 
Town, Essex Co., mariner; will of. Wife, Thankful. Children — Abi- 
gail and John. Expected child. Elinor, wife of John Woodruffe. 
Real and personal estate. Executors — Charles Townley and Nathaniel 
Mitchell. Witnesses — John Chandler, Stephen Crane, Abso'm Ladner. 
Proved June 12, 1733. Lib. B, p. 430. 

1741, Sept. 20. Dorsett, Joseph, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. "Being weak and infirm." Wife, Elizabeth, to have 
negro woman, Dinah. Other negroes. Land devised to testator by his 
deceased son, Samuel, to be sold. Children — Rachel, John, James, 
Martha, Elizabeth and Joseph. "If son John dies of his present sick- 
ness." Grandson, Andrew Dorsett, minor. Executors — friend, James 
Mott, and sons John and James Dorsett. Witnesses — Joseph Smith, 
James and Martha Walling. Codicil, same date. "If Joseph dies of 
present sickness." Elizabeth, daughter of son Joseph. Same witness- 
es. Proved October 29, 1741. Lib. C, p. 457. 

1741, Nov. 17. Inventory (£436.5.6%) includes negro woman and child, 
negro girl, 2 negro children. Made by Cornelius Dooren, Joseph Smith 
and Jarrat Wall. 

1741, Sept. 10. Dorsett, Samnel, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Rachel, one-half of land during widowhood, "af- 
terwards to my child or children" (not named). Father, Joseph Dor- 
sett. Land adjoining Joseph Smith. Executors — friends Joseph Dor- 
sett, James Mott and John Dorsett. Witnesses — James Dorsett, Joseph 
Dorsett, Jr., and Thomas Bullman. Proved October 29, 1741. 

Lib. C, p. 454. 

1741, Oct. 22. Inventory, £146.06.3 1-3; made by Cornelius Doren and 
Jarratt Wall. 

1740, Dee. 16. Doubleday, William, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'r, Elias Cotting. Bondsman — John Hunt. Both of said County. 
Gentlemen. Witnesses — Chas. O Neill, Danl. Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 262. 

1740, Dec. 24. Inventory (£16.0.1) of William Doubleday "of Cohan- 
sey." Appraisers — Josiah Fithian, Abraham Reeves. 

, . Memorandum of book debts, etc. : William Mulford, Peter 

Batman, Moses Bishop, John Bowins, William Josling, Silas Newcomb 
(note payable from James Johnson), Nathan Tarbell (from W T illiam Bar- 
low), John Jones, Peter Sowter, John Sherrer, John Brook. Vouchers on 
said estate by Capt. Cotting." 

1746, March 11. Doughty, Benjamin, of Prince Town, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Wife, Abigail and son, Benjamin, house and plantation, oc- 
cupied by Joseph Morrow. Executors — wife, and friends Thomas 
Leonard, Esquire, of Somerset, and James Leonard, of Kingstown, 
Middlesex County. Witnesses — William Mounteer, Joseph Morrow and 
Noah Gates. Proved May 2, 1747. Hunterdon Wills, Lib. 5, p. 501. 



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1747. April 17. Inventory (£2086.7.5) includes old silver tankard, £4; 
goods Benjamin Doughty bought of Thomas Whitehead ; old Sambo, £5 ; 
Sarah and child, £40 ; negro girl, £20. Bills and bonds — John Bainbridge, 
Jr., Robert Barnet, Robert Montgomery, James Price, Nehemiah Hovvel. 
James Howel. William Olden, Thomas Leonard, Charles Miller, James 
Whitehead, Jesse Waller, Jon. Waller, John Brown, John Parker, Jon. 
Desburry, Jon. Huff, Richard Huff, Mathias Swaim, George Bonaface, 
Joseph Longley. Richard Iveson, James Vance, Joseph Barber, William 
Olden, Richard Stockton, James Wilmot, Archibald Shorton, Thomas Rich- 
ards. Jonathan Ketcham, William Bell, William Bryant, Even Harris, 
William Monteer, William Willin, Edward Bunill, Joseph Pearson, William 
Jolley, Isaac Fitchrandle, Thomas Price, Thomas Groom, William Brit- 
tain, Thomas South, Benjamin Jolley, Dolle Hagersman. Elizabeth Fries, 
Nicholas Lake, Nathan Havelan, Thomas Scholey. John Covenhoven. Wil- 
liam Bunting, Jonathan Croxson, James Doan, Zacharia Bonam. Daniel 
Brittain, Thomas Fleming, Isaac Randle of Newtown, Pennsylvania, Wil- 
liam Deval, Jon. Rylie. Thomas Dunkin, Kathrin Clark. Jon. Howell, Jon. 
Riddle, Jon. Calleman (a negro), Christopher Conner, Nicholas Able, 
Hugh Talbot, Daniel Carmack, Jos. Davis, Benjamin Laurance, Jr., Wil- 
liam Devale, Jon. Parks, Jonathan Runian, Nicholas Christopher, Robert 
Spencer, Jos. Morril, Mathew Giles, Barnet Stroud, Jon. Cunnungham, 
Richard Birk, James Keley,' Benjamin Corle, Robert Wheatly, Thomas 
Stillwell, Edward Pedrick, Elenor Mory, James Danbridge. James Hides, 
Edward Hopper, James Stewart, Elis Luther, Martha Ferrill, Francis 
Larkin. George Birkhead, Thomas Morford, William Maise, Jon. Doho- 
day, Jon. Shields, Jon. Grigs, Evan Harris, Thomas Stevenson, William 
Offit, Richard Robbins, Robert Fish, Samuel Smith, John Bainbridge, 
Edward Bunil, Jon. Shaw, Richard Stockton. Inventory made by Ed- 
mund Beakes, Jedidiah Higgins, and Aaron Hughs; filed in Hunterdon 
County. 

1750-1, Jan. 4. Doughty, Elias, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Father and mother. Brothers— John, Jacob and Thom- 
as. Elias and Elizabeth, children of brother Thomas. Susannah Tay- 
lor. Personal estate. Executor — friends George Taylor. Witnesses 
—John Gibbs, Benjamin Gibbs, Joseph Pope. Proved Jan. 18, 1750. 

Lib. 6, p. 395. 

1751, April 7. Inventory, £59.7.5 ; made by Joseph Pope and Benjamin 
Gibbs. Includes debts due from Philip Marot, George Taylor and Jacob 
DeCow. 

1737, 2nd d., 5th mo. (July). Doughty, Jacob, of Bethlehem Town- 
ship, Hunterdon Co.; will of. Wife, Amy; son, Daniel, and daughter 
Deborah. Wife, executrix. Witnesses — Samuel Stockton and Mans- 
field Hunt. Proved August 11, 1737. Lib. 4, p. 110. 

1737, Aug. 1. Inventory (£479.11.0) includes plate, £25; plantation. 
£200 ; Bible, £1 ; "creatures in Thomas Leonard's hands." Made by Joseph 
Wilits and Joseph King. 

1730, Sept. Douw, Andries, of Raretons, Somerset Co.; will of. 

Children— Volckert, Wilhelm, Johannis, Dorothy. Executor— son 
Volckert. Witnesses— William Hall, Richard Hall, Edward Murphy. 
(Will not proved). 

1746, June 12. Summons to Fulker (Volckert) Douw to produce the 
will of his father, which he had suppressed since his death (about 1736), 



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and in which he leaves a legacy to his daughter Dorothy, now wife of 
William Hall. Somerset Wills, 86 R. 

1736, Sept. 29. Dove, Alexander, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Wife, Jane, executrix. Children — Samuel, Jane, Margret, Mary, 
Isabel, Elizabeth and Hannah. Land in Amboy purchased of George 
Wolek, deceased. £5 put at interest "for the upholding of the 
Church." Witnesses — James Dey, James McKnight and John Buck- 
alew. Proved November 30, 1739. Lib. C, p. 299. 

1740, March 26. Inventory (£278.7.00) includes mortgage of George 
Hulets, George Woolley and Joseph Wilson ; bonds of John Thompson, 
Walter Wilson, Kenneth Anderson, Michael Ereckson, Jonathan Ander- 
son and Thomas Hay. Made by John Chambers and John Barclay. 

1747, July 30. Down, Robert, of Gloucester Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'x, Jemina Down, widow. Fellow bondsman — Anthony Sharp, 
yeoman, of same place. Witness — Hannah Ladd. Lib. 6, p. 17. 

1747, 4th mo. (June), 29th da. Inventory (£299.16.11) includes bonds 
from Jacob Hugg, Thomas Kimsey ; debts from John Ladd, John Small- 
wood, Joseph Goldeye ; 8 day clock, £14 ; cows, wheat, rye, etc. Apprais- 
ers — Anthony Sharp, Jos. Lord. 

1749, June 12. Downey, Dennis, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r, 
Thomas Hooten, of Burlington. Elijah Bond, of Trenton, Hunterdon 
Co., fellow bondsman. Lib. 6, p. 78, bis. 

1747, March 28. Downs, Richard, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Elizabeth. Unto Downs Edmons, grandson, and his heirs, all lands 
and tenements forever, he to pay £20 to his brother Richard Edmons, 
when 21. Part movables to daughter, Mary Edmons, and rest to 
grandchildren, Robert Edmon's children, and Randal Hute's children 
(that he had by his first wife Hannah Downs). Executors — Elisha 
Hand, Nathaniel Foster, Esq., both of Cape May. Witnesses — Josiah 
Cresse, Benjamin Shaw, Obed. Shaw. Proved 12 May, 1747. 

Lib. 5, p. 526. 

1747, May 1. Inventory of "Capt. Richard Downs" (£192.11.8) includes 
cattle and oxen. Appraisers — John Shaw, George Stites. 

1748, Nov. 13. Account. Moneys paid to Elijah Hughes, Thomas John- 
son, John Garlick, Lory Hand, Uriah Hughes, Barnabas Crowele, Ebenezer 
Swaine, Ebenezer Johnson, George Stites, Jeremiah Learning, Downes 
Edmuns, Elisha Crowele, John Robinson, Robert Edmunds, Zachariah 
Sickles, Josiah Cress, William Cooper, John Buck, Mary Edmunds, Samuel 
Leonard, Elizabeth Downs, the widow of the deceased, Robert Edmunds, 
Amey Edmunds, Rachele Hewit, Joseph Fancher (who married with one 
of the grandchildren of the deceased), Henry Young, Elisha Hand, etc., 
amounting to £264.12.7. 

1741, July 4. Downs, William, of Cape May Co., mariner; will of. 
Uncle Richard Downs, Esq., of Cape May, all real and personal estate, 
"but if my brother should come to this country, my will is that he 
should have and enjoy my house and land." Sole executor — uncle 
Richard Downes. Witnesses — Robert Edmonds, Abigail Dagg, Fras. 
Taylor. Proved 9 Dec, 1741. Cape May Wills, 103 E. 

1741, Aug. 8. Inventory (£77.11.8) includes "y± of a skooner" (£40). 
Appraisers — John Dagg, Francis Taylor. 



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1747-s. March 2:t. Doyl. Phillip, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., weaver; 
will of. Executors — brothers-in-law, Robert Stephens and Isaac 
Stephens, with power to sell all lands, houses, etc. in Gloucester Co. 
and elsewhere, and to put money therefrom at interest for use of son, 
Robert Doyl. when 21, excepting legacies as follows — To my cousin 
Thomas, son of Thomas Edgerton, £7 at 21., Haddonfield Meeting 
House, £6 for a burial ground. If son Robert dies under age, estate 
shall go to my brothers-in-law Robert Henery, and Robert and Isaac 
Stephens. Witnesses — John Breach, John Frankin, Jno. Jenkins. 
Sworn and affirmed 4 May, 1748. Lib. 5, p. 488. 

1748, April 3. Inventory, £261.3.8 ; made by Simon Sparks, John Breach. 

1742. Sept. 16. Drake. Andrew, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Children — Randle (FitzRandolph), George, Jeremiah, 
Edward, David, Johana Manning, Susannah Smalley, Mary Lee, Lydia, 
Sarah and Catherine Drake. Lands bought of Moses and Jean Sut- 
ton and James Pyatt. Executors — wife, Hannah, son Jeremiah, broth- 
er-in-law John Clarkson and friend Benja. Stelle, Jun'r. Witnesses — 
Benja. Stelle, Hendrick Vroom, Jun'r, Marey Thomson. Proved Dec. 
2, 1743. Lib. D, p. 104. 

1743, Nov. 29-30. Inventory, £430.15.8 ; made by Joseph Fitzrandolph 
and Gideon Merlett. 

1742, April 12. Drake, Benjamin, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co. 
Inventory of estate, £136.16.10, including loom and tacklings. Made 
by Mathew Hickson and Reuben Armitage. Hunterdon Wills, 154 J. 

1742, April 16. Bond of Sarah Drake, widow, as administrator. Fellow 
bondsman, Benjamin Drake, of Hopewell, yeoman. Witnesses — Reuben 
Armitage, Archibald Home. 

1746, Feb. 7. Drake, David, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Sarah. Daughters — Susannah, Sarah and Mary Drake, all under 
age. Land leased of William Potter. Executor — brothers Jeremiah 
and FitzRandolph Drake. Witnesses — Isaac Stelle, John Jones, Benja. 
Stelle. Proved March 30, 1747. Lib. E, p. 8. 

1747, March 30. The executors named in will refuse to act, and widow 
declines administration, but recommends John Pound, Jun'r, and Edward 
Drake, of Somerset Co., the principal creditors, as administrators. 

1747, March 30. Bond of John Pound, Jun'r, and Edward Drake as 
administrators. Isaac Manning and Elijah Pound, fellow bondsmen. Wit- 
ness — Jonathan Dunn. 

1747, April 1. Inventory, £143.13; made by Thomas Machfarson and 
George Marlet. 

1749, May 8. Account, showing lands sold to Sam'll Drake, Moleson 
FitzRandolph, Jeremiah Drake, FitzRandolph Drake, Widow Jones ; also 
judgments against Francis Lewis, Andrew Johnston, John Vail, Jonathan 
Dayton. 

1750, July 27. Additional account. Bonds of Josiah David, George 
Lang, Benj'n Stiles, Simon Walker, Cornelius Moore, Daniel Ayers, Jacob 
Ayers, John David, James Clarkson, John Deare, Joseph Barto. George 
Drake, Edward Drake, Nathaniel Manning, Thos. Johnson, Joseph Claw- 
son. 

1733, April 1. Drake, Francis, Sen'r, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Patience. Children — Rachel Runion, Martha, 
Betty, Francis, Benjamin, James, Henry and Joseph (all minors). 



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Grandson, Ephraim Drake. Real and personal estate. Executors — 
brother-in-law, Joseph FitzRandolph, kinsmen Edmund Dunham, 
Jun'r, and Moses Martin. Witnesses — Henry Skibbow, Isaac Drake, 
Moses Burges. Proved April 27, 1733. Lib. B, pp. 398, 400. 

1733, April 26. Inventory, £48.3.2 ; made by Andrew Drake and Wil- 
liam Hooles. 

1749, Sept. 11. Joseph Fitzrandolph and Moses Martin, two of the 
executors, with the consent of Patience Drake, the widow, made choice 
of Azariah Dunham as executor in room of Edmund Dunham, deceased. 

1750, July 13. Drake, Gershom, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., black- 
smith; will of. Children — Philip, Cathrine and Sarah, all under age. 
Executors — wife Rachel, and friend Samuel Dunn of Somerset Co. 
Real and personal estate. Witnesses— William Clawson, Peter Bebout, 
Reunt Runyon. Proved July 31, 1750. Lib. E, p. 443. 

1750, July 25. Inventory, £337.01.6 ; made by David Fitzrandolph and 
Eb. Tingley. 

1750, July 21. Drake, John, of Hopewell Township, Hunterdon Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Rachel. Three daughters, Frances, Ruth and 
Mary Drake. Son, John Drake, land which testator received from his 
father; land bought from John Coxe. Sons Charles and Benjamin. 
Executors — brothers Francis and Thomas Drake, and friend Willson 
Hunt. Witnesses — Richard Evins, Zachariah Drake and Edward 
Cooper. Proved October 25, 1750. Hunterdon Wills, 280 J. 

1750, Oct. 29. Inventory (£222.18.11) includes one negro fellow, £55; 
hive of bees ; gun and sword. Made by Reuben Armitage and Richard 
Evins. 

1756, March 23. Account mentions Edward Burrows, Dr. Dewit, Fras. 
Fowler, Henry Wolsey, Azariah Hunt, Thomas Drake, Edmond Drake, 
Benjamin Ketcham, Nevill Winn, Thomas Vandike, Richard Evans, An- 
drew Titus, Reuben Armitage, Henry Vankirk, Henry Wolsey, Eliza 
Runion, John Wolsey, Edward Cooper, Andrew Morgan, Isaac Eaton, 
Samuel Henry, Reed and Furman, Luffort Waldron, Jos. Tindall, Daniel 
Drake, Theo. Severns. 

1740, April 7. Drake, John, Sen'r, of Essex Co., yeoman; will of. 
Children — Benjamin, Isaac, Abraham, Samuel and Sarah Fulson. 
Grandchildren — Abraham, John, Philip, and Gershom Drake; Samuel, 
Thomas and Mary Davis, children of daughter Mary, deceased. Daugh- 
ter-in-law, Patience Drake. Edward Slater, Allizhiah Skebbo, Eliz- 
abeth (wife of Benjamin Hull, Esq), Finratea (wife of Benjamin Mar- 
tain), Moses FitzRandolph, Christian Rebout, the poor of Piscataqua. 
Executors — grandsons, Samuel and Jonas Drake, and their mother, 
Hannah Drake. Witnesses — James Manning, Grace Manning, David 
Drake. Proved Sept. 29, 1741. Lib. C, p. 442. 

1741, Sept. 30. Hannah Drake, wife of Isaac Drake, renounces" the 
executorship on account of age and other inability. Witnesses — John 
Blackford, Jun'r, Jacob Thorp. 

, . Inventory, £5.03; made by David Sutton. 

1735, Feb. 23. Drake, Josiah, of Middlesex Co. Int. Bond of John 
Berrien, merchant, of Somerset Co., as administrator. Andrew Hay, of 
Perth Amboy, innkeeper, fellow bondsman. Lib. C, p. 71. 

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yeoman, having property in divers places. Adm'x, his widow, Chris- 
tian. Fellow bondsmen — Gideon Merlett, John Pound. Lib. D, p. IB. 

1734. April 13. Drnper, Thomas, of Nottingham, Burlington Co., 
taylor. Administration granted to Catherine Draper, widow. Robert 
Pearson, Esq., and John Middleton, yeomen, fellow bondsmen. 

Lib. 3, p. 394. 

1734, April 22. Inventory, £182.19.7 ; made by Edw'd Beakes and 
Guisbert Hendrickson. Includes books, clock and case. 

1735, March 15. Petition of Edward and Elizabeth, children of Thomas, 
over 14, as both parents are deceased, that John Tantum, St., and John 
Tantum, Jr., be appointed their guardians. 

1749, April 10. Driver, Jonathan, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., shoe- 
maker. Int. Adm'x, Elizabeth Driver. Bondsman — Alen Congelton. 
Both of Penns Neck in said County. Witnesses — James Barkley, Nich. 
Gibbon. Lib. 6, p. 281. 

1749, April 7. Inventory (£106.13.8) includes cattle, horses, two boats, 
"5700 staves and 20 coards of wood." Appraisers — Alen Congelton, James 
Barkley. 

1736, Dec. IS. Drummond, Evan, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Brother, 
William Drummond. Real and personal estate. Executors — Hon. 
John Hamilton, Esq., Andrew Johnston. Esq., James Hude of New 
Brunswick, Esq., and Mr. Andrew Hay. Witnesses — Adam Hay, Tho. 
Bartow, Thomas Jaffray, Mary Delapp. Proved March 24, 1736. 

Lib. C, p. 139. 

1748, Jan. 7. Drummond, Ganen, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r, 

his brother, Robert Drummond, of same county. Bond of Robert 

Drummond, of Shrewsbury. Josiah Halstead, of same place, yeoman, 

fellow bondsman. Witnesses — Anthony and Elizabeth Dennis. 

Lib. E, p. 268. 
Inventory (£184.11.11) includes one gun, two pistols, sword and bayonet. 
Made by Stoffil Longstreet and William Jackson. Filed Sept. 27, 1749. 

1733, July 7. Drummond, John, late Earl of Mellfort, deceased. 
Petition of John Porterfield of Trenton, New Jersey, in behalf of 
Alexander Porterfield, Esquire, of Duchall, in the Shire of Renfrew, 
Scotland, brother to the petitioner, setting forth that John Drum- 
mond, late Earl of Mellfort, was indebted to the petitioner's said 
brother. 

1733, July 4. Bond of John Porterfield, of Trenton, Esquire, as ad- 
ministrator of estate of the Right Honorable John, late Earl of Melfort. 
Fellow bondsman, John Hyndshaw, of Hunterdon Co., yeoman. 

Hunterdon Wills, 87 J. 

1748, Jan. 7. Drummond, John, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r, Rob- 
erf Drummond, of same County, the widow having renounced. 

Lib. E. p. 268. 
, . Inventory of estate of John Drummond, late of Shrews- 
bury, £8.16.9 ; made by Jeremiah Borden, William Price and Thomas Bell. 
Additional inventory, £26.4.10, made by William Davis and Thomas Bell, 
(filed September 27, 1749). 

1749, Dec. 22. Dubois. Barent, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Jacomyntie. To son, Jacob Dubois, house and shop and 
6 acres; son, Jonathan Dubois, bond of Robert Dars. Children — 



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Katharine Ellwell, Solomon, David, Isaac, Gerret and Abraham. 
Executors — wife and eldest son, Jacob Dubois. Witnesses — Louis 
Dubois, Henry Van Metere, Benjn. Worton. Proved 20 Feb., 1749. 

Lib. 7, p. 264. 

1749-50, Feb. 12. Inventory (£269.15.7y 2 ) includes horses, cattle, wheat, 
on the ground, shoemaker's tools, negroes, etc. Appraisers — David Davis, 
John Creag. 

1765, . Account of Jacob Dubois, executor of the last will of 

Jecomtie Dubois, executrix of the last will of Barnett Dubois, deceased. 

1750, May 24. Duboys (Deboys), Charles, of Amwell Township, 
Hunterdon Co., weaver. Int. Inventory of estate, £106.8.5, including 
a Bible. Made by Jno. Opdycke and William Williamsone. 

Lib. 7, p. 36. 

1750, June 7. Bond of Agnes Duboys, of Amwell, widow, as admin- 
istratrix, and John Opdycke, of same place, trader. Witness — Theo. 
Phillips. 

1751, July 3. Account. Mentions Daniel Larew, Dr. Coleback, Wm. 
Montgomerie, Henry Ringo, John Aller, John Hull, Isaac Fitchet, Phillip 
Peters, Andrian Kenny. 

1736, Oct. 18. Dugdale, William, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Children all under age; no names given. Sister, Margaret Hunt, 
of Dublin, Ireland. Real and personal estate. Executor — wife Jane. 
Witnesses — Alexand'r Moore, Elizabeth Moore, John Dies. Proved 
April 21, 1741. Lib. C, p. 406. 

1747, Dee. 29. Dukemaneer, John, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., 
husbandman; will of. Sons — John, Thomas and Samuel. Latter to 
have the plantation during full time due me in my lease from Luke 
Gibson. Daughters — Mary Bryan, Sarah Day, Francis Gilfrey, Su- 
sanah, Hannah and Elizabeth. Executor — son, John Dukemaneer. Wit- 
nesses — Obidiah O. Gibson, Joseph Gibson, Junr., Michael Fisher. 
Affirmed 19 Feb., 1747. Lib. 5, p. 412. 

1747-8, Feb. 16. Inventory (£80.1.6) includes cattle, sheep, rye and corn 
in the field. Appraisers — Michael Fisher, John Hopper, Jun'r. 

1740, March 29. Dumont, Peter, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. 
Son, John, the large Dutch Bible. To him and his heirs £50 in pay- 
ments by the four sons, Hendrick, John Baptes [Baptist], Peter and 
Rynear, when the youngest son then living will be of age; likewise to 
son Abraham. Lands to be divided equally between Hendrick, John 
Baptes, Peter and Rynear. Daughters — Cattelintje (wife of Christian 
Lagrange), Margaret (wife of George Bergen), Gerrette and Jannetie. 
Executors — sons John, Abraham, John Baptes, brothers-in-law Rynear 
and Nicholas Veghten. Witnesses — Dirck Van Veghten, Henry Van 
Middleswaert, John Broughton. Proved 17 July, 1744. Lib. D, p. 155. 

1744, July 12. Dumont, John, declines to serve as executor of the will 
of his father, Peter Dumont. Signed by Abr. Dumont, John Dumont. 

1749, Auk. 21. Duncan, Elizabeth, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r, John 
Duncan. Bondsman — William Maxfield. Both of said County. Wit- 
nesses — Elizabeth Berker, Nich. Gibbon. Lib. 6, p. 281. 

1749, Aug. 23. Inventory, £81.4.6 ; made by Abner Sims, James Tyler. 

1748, July 13. Duncan, Jnmes, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co. Int. 
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Adm'x, Elizabeth Duncan. Bondsmen — Thomas Lacky, John Duncan, 
all of same place. Witnesses — Wm. Chandler, Nlch. Gibbon. 

Lib. 6, p. 51. 
1748. July 27. Inventory (£93.2.2) includes cattle, horses, servant-man 
by indenture, etc. Appraisers — Daniel Smith, James Tyler. 

174S, Jan. 0. Duncan, John, of Salem Co., weaver. Int. Adm'r, 
John Smith. Bondsman — John Andrews. Both of Salem County, yeo- 
men. "Witnesses — William Chandler. Nich. Gibbon. 

Lib. 6, p. 52 (dates and names mixed). 

1748, Jany. 10. Inventory, £52.2.2 ; made by Jn. Andrews, William 
Chandler. 

1742. Auff. 11. Dunham, Benajah. of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. 
Nuncupative will. States that "on Monday last, being 9th of August, 
about five hours before his death," he gave to sons Benajah and Mar- 
tin lands, etc., and they were to be kind to his wife. In presence 
Edmund Dunham, Ephraim Dunham, Phineas Martin, John Martin. 
Witnesses — Jonathan Martin. Azariah Dunham, Elisha Whitehead. 

Lib. C, p. 530. 

1742, Aug. 23. Dorothy Dunham, widow, declines to act as admin- 
istratrix, and recommends her sons, Benajah and Martin, as administra- 
tors. Witness — Azariah Dunham. Bond of Benajah and Martin Dunham. 

1750, May 31. Dunham, Benajah, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman, who deceased May 24, 1750. Int. Inventory, £172.19.7; made 
by David FitzRandolph and Jonathan FitzRandolph, Jun'r. 

1750, June 1. Administration on the estate granted to Hannah Dunham, 
widow. Phineas Dunn and Peter Wodden, fellow bondsmen. 

Lib. E. p. 409. 

1751, May 14. Account. Payments to Elijah Dunham, Dr. John van- 
Buren, Cornelius Low, John Holton, James Wilson, Mary Smalley. 

1731, May 28. Dunham, Edmund, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Children — Benajah, Edmond, Jonathan, Ephraim, Mary 
Smalley, Hannah Davis. Nephew, John Thomson. Land in New Eng- 
land. Executrix — wife, Mary Dunham. Witnesses — Sam Walker, 
Hugh Dunn, Hugh Dunn Jun'r. Proved April 10, 1734. Lib. B, p. 496. 

1749, June 4. Dunham, Edmund, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Dinah Dunham. Children — Nehemiah, Daniel, 
Stephen, Peter, Dinah (wife of Joseph Dunn), Elizabeth, Mary, Rachel 
and Catrine Dunham. Lands bought of Benjamin Manning, Darby 
Soapland, Alexander Mackdowell; lands bought with Jeremiah Dunn, 
John Langstaff, Jun'r, and Henry Langstaff, Jun'r; lands my father 
bought of Benjamin Hull, John Harrison, Benjamin Higgins. Execu- 
tors — son Nehemiah, and cousin Azariah Dunham. Witnesses — 
Ephraim Dunham, Benajah Dunn, Jonathan Dunham. Proved July 
13, 1749. Lib - E - P- 312 - 

1739, Feb. 12. Dunham, Hezeklah, of Middlesex Co. The widow, 
Elizabeth Dunham, declines to administer, and recommends John Dun- 
ham, a brother, as administrator. "Witnesses — Benajah Dunham, 
David FitzRandolph, Peter "Woden. 

1739, Feb. 14. Bond of John Dunham of Piscataway, a brother, as 
administrator. Peter "Wooden, fellow bondsman. Witness — Sarah Hodg- 
son, Lib. C, p. 322. 



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1739, March 25. Dunham, John, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.. yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, . Son, Elijah. Other children, but no 

names given. Lands bought of Gedion Marlat and of executors of 
Richard Sutton. Executors — uncle Jonathan Dunham, brother Heze- 
kiah Dunham, brother-in-law Samuel Dunn, Jun'r. Witnesses — 
Benajah Dunham, Edmund Dunham, Elizabeth Brimley. Proved Oct. 
16, 1740. Lib. c - D - 355 - 

1740, Oct. 15. Inventory, £184.00.5 (the testator having deceased 13th 
of Sept., 1740) ; made by David Fitzrandolph, Edmund Dunham. 

1740, Oct. 16. Bond of Jonathan Dunham and Samuel Dunn, Jun'r, as 
executors, the other executor named in will being deceased. 

1747-8, Jan. 31. Dunham, Jonathan, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary Dunham. Six children, under 15 years 
of age; Benjamin, only child mentioned by name. Bond of Gershom 
Moore. Real and personal estate. Executors — friends Robert Fitz- 
Randolph, Charles March, David Donham, Jun'r. Proved Jan. 3, 1748. 

Lib. E, p. 237. 

1748, Jan. 25. Inventory, £166.13.11; made by John Moores, Jonathan 
Frazee. 

1750, May 17. Dunham, Martin, of Piscataway. Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Martha. Children — Nathan, Phineas, Mary, Ester and 
Rachel Dunham all under age. Lands bought of Josiah Davis, join- 
ing Jonathan Dunham and John Martin at Seeder Brook. Executors — 
Cousin Phineas Dunn and brother-in-law Peter Woden. Witnesses — 
Elisha Smalley, Jonathan Fitzrandolph, Jun'r. Jonathan Dunham. 
Proved June 8, 1750. Lib- E, p. 415. 

1750, May 30. Inventory, £157.17.2 ; made by David FitzRandolph and 
Jonathan Fitzrandolph, Jun'r. 

1736-7, Feh. 2S. Dunham, Mary, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Children — Benajah (to have great Bible), Edmund, and Hannah 
Davis. Grandchildren — Elizabeth, Mary, James and Elisha Smalley, 
Jonathan Martin, Jun'r, and Mary Sutton. Son, Edmund, sole execu- 
tor. Witnesses — Jeremiah Dunn, Ben. Dunn. John Dunham. Proved 
August 13, 1742. Lib. C, p. 531. 

1750, Feb. 2. Dunham, Mary, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., widow. 
Int. Adm'r, Jonathan Dennis, her father, of Woodbridge, yeoman. 
Reuben Porter, of Woodbridge, yeoman, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. E, p. 480. 

1748, May 19. Dunlap, Francis, of Township of Pilesgrove, Salem 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Rebecca, executrix, to have personal 
estate and use of house and land while my widow, and until youngest 
child will be of age. Daughters — Mary and Bathsheba, to have plan- 
tation (200 acres) whereon I live. Executor — Samuel Purviance. Wit- 
nesses—James Currie, Alexr. McDowell, Patrick Grey. Proved 15 May, 
1749. Lib. 6, p. 361. 

1749, May 5. Inventory (£64.8) includes cash in hands of Jno. Miler, 
Francis Hampton, Thorn. Erley (?), Jno. Kennedy, Wm. Hudson, David 
Goff, Wm. Elwell, Tho. Hutchinson, Richard Dunstan. Appraisers — James 
Currie, Henry Earl. 

1736-7, Jan. 31. Dunn, Hugh, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., yeoman; 



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will of. Children — Hugh, Jeremiah, Zachariah, Benjamin, Phineas, 
Ruth and Rebecca. Land in Piscataway bought of John Barrowe, 
formerly in the siezen of Thos. Higgins; land bought of Benjamin 
Higgens; meadow joining Henry Langstaff's land; 130 acres pur- 
chased of Benjamin Harrison, sold to my brother Joseph Dunn; land 
in Somerset County; land joining land of Benjamin Wooden; meadow 
joining John Wolegas' pasture. Executors — friends Joseph FitzRan- 
dolph and Edmund Dunham, both of Piscataway. Witnesses — Jona- 
than Dunham, Moses FitzRandolph. Jeremiah Randolph. Proved Feb. 
16, 1736-7. Lib- C, p. 146. 

1742, Dec. 6. Dunn, John, of Penns Neck, of Salem Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'x, Sarah Dunn (relict). Lib. 4, p. 378. 

1742, Dec. 3. Inventory (£212.5.0) includes cattle, £66.6, wheat, rye, 
barley, flax unthreshed and unbroke, £15, "9 barrels of syder, £4," 
carpenter's tools, £1. Appraisers — Edmund Wetherby, Martin Skeer. 

1750, April 23. Dunn, Jonathan, of Middlesex Co. Int. Adm'rs, 
Rebecca Dunn, of Middlesex Co., and Samuel Dunn, of borough of 
Elizabeth. Macaiah Dunn, fellow bondsman. Lib. E, p. 384. 

1750, April 6. Inventory, £339.18.3 ; made by David Fitzrandolph and 
Ebenezer Drake. 

1748, Dec. 20. Dunn, Joseph, of Essex Co.; will of. Wife, Hannah. 
Children — James, Hezekiah, Benajah, Benjamin (at 21), Joseph, Mar- 
tha, Rachel, Elizabeth and Hannah. Real and personal estate. Execu- 
tor — son Joseph. Witnesses — John Bescherer, Jonathan Dunn. Proved 
Jan. 2, 1748. Lib - E - P- 236 - 

1749, May 10. Dunn, Joseph, of Peapack, Somerset Co. Inventory 
(£185.4.10) includes notes from Bennaih Dunn, Hezekiah Dun, debts 
of Joseph Carson. Made by Alexander Aikman, John McDaniel. 

Somerset Wills, 120 R. 
1744, Nov. 0. Dunn, Samuel, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Hester. Eldest son, Samuel Dunn, of Somerset Co., and 
his children. Sons — Jonathan, and Micayah. Rosannah Dunn, eldest 
daughter of son Sam'll. Samuel Dunn, son of son Jonathan, at 21 
years. Grandson Samuel, son of my daughter Mary, wife to Peter 
Runyon, at 21 years. Marcy Dunn, daughter to son Micayah. Daugh- 
ter, Hester, wife of Nehemiah Dunham. Sister, Elizabeth, widow of 
John Runyon. "My Pallatine servant man." 130 acres in Piscataway, 
bought of John Barrow. Land left me by my father. Executors — 
sons Samuel and Jonathan. Witnesses — Isaac Stelle, John Parker, 
Benj. Gross. Proved Dec. 24, 1744. Lib. D, p. 211. 

1744, Dec. 26. Inventory, £232.5.1 ; made by David Fitzrandolph and 
Joseph Blackford. 

1745, June 2. Dunstar, Daniel Donaldson, of Somerset Co., gent.; 
will of. Trustees of estate Andrew Johnston of Perth Amboy, Rob- 
ert Hunter Morris, Esq., Chief Justice of New Jersey, survivors and 
survivor of them and their heirs. Legacy to Elizabeth Hay, daugh- 
ter of Andrew Hay, deceased. Provision for maintenance and educa- 
tion "of the children I have by her." Proceeds of estate to be divided 
among them when of age; surplus share devised to "my eldest son and 
his heirs." Witnesses — John Barberie, Elisha Parker, Jno. Stevens. 

1748, Oct. 24. Codicil. "I intend the 1792 1-10 acres of Pine Right 



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bought by James Alexander and Robert Hunter Morris of the Society for 
me to be within this will, tho part of it be not conveyed to me as yet by 
them." Same witnesses. Proved 18 Aug., 1749. 

1750, March 26. Receipt for the original will out of Secretary's office 
by Ja. Alexander. Lib. E, p. 322. 

1739, July 17. Duran (Duron), Charles, of Second River, Essex Co., 
physician. Int. Adm'x, Katherine Duran. John King, fellow bonds- 
man. Lib. C, p.. 286. 

1739, June 7. Inventory, £69.11.03 ; made by John Low and John King. 

1748, July 18. Durstan (Durston), Mary, of Woodbridge, Middlesex 
Co. Whereas Mary Campbell, daughter of Archibald Campbell late of 
New York, merch't, to whom the administration belongs is a minor, 
she hath chosen Joseph Royall to be her guardian, while she remains 
under 17 years of age. 

1748, . Bond of Joseph Royall, of New York, gent., as admin- 
istrator. James Hude, of New Brunswick, fellow bondsman. Witness — 
Elisha Parker. Lib. E, p. 200. 

1750, Oct. 1. Dye, John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Anne. Children — John, David, William, James, Vinson, Joseph, 
Anne, Katherine. Debt owing to Capt. Samuel Leonard. Real and 
personal estate. Executors — sons John and William, and son-in-law 
Lawrence Dye. Witnesses — Peter Perrine, Stephen Warne, Sarah 
Davison. Proved March 8, 1750. Lib. E, p. 496. 

1732, May 18. Dyer, James, of Ash Swamp and Elizabeth Town, 
Essex Co. Int. Bond of John Rolph, principal creditor, who, at the 
request of Elizabeth Dyer, the widow, was appointed administrator. 
Thomas Rattoone, fellow bondsman. Lib. B, p. 255. 

1732, May 26. Inventory of estate found in Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, 
(£90.01.06), includes bonds of Wm. Hatchner, George Dirdle, Thomas 
Woolsten ; made by Joseph Wildman and Evelydus Longshore. 

1732, June 10. Inventory of personal estate found in East Jersey, 
£38.11 ; made by Jonathan Freeman, Hendricke DeCamp and James 
Frazee. 

1732-3, Jan. 11. Dyer, John, of Greenwich, Salem Co., Doctor; will 
of. Executors — friends John Ware and Thomas Withman, with power 
to sell estate and pay debts, and divide the remainder between them. 
Witnesses — James Watters, Henry Sharpe, James Carruthers. Proved 
24 Jan., 1732. Lib. 3. p. 273. 

1732-3, Jan. 2. Inventory (£70.5.10) includes cattle, swine, horses, etc. 
Appraisers — Josiah Fithian, James Dixon. 

1741, Nov. 16. Eakman, Charles, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co. 
Sarah Eakman, the widow, resigns her right of administration in 
favor of Joseph Forman. Witnesses — Richard Stevens and Cornelese 
Vanhoren. 

1741, Nov. 25. Administration granted to Joseph Forman, principal 
creditor, merchant. Bond, with John Deare, Esq., of Perth Amboy, fellow 
bondsman. Lib. C, p. 465. 

1741, Dec. 14. Inventory, £40.10.10 ; made by Robert Gordon and James 
Mackmin. 



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1750. Oct. 18. Earle. Edward, of Seacacoss. Bergen Co., gentleman; 
Will of Eldest son, Edward, 1-3 of home plantation forever; son 
John 1-3, son Philip 1-3; adjoining lands of Reynier VanGeren, the 
division line to run with equal breadth to Hackinsack River. Son 
\ntlebee £300 in five years after decease. Son Robert £200. (Both 
designated later as 'younger sons.") Daughters, Mary (wife of John 
Nelson), Elizabeth Davis and Hester. Granddaughters, Elizabeth 
Davis and Elizabeth Nelson. Mentions obligation to Jacob Outwater. 
Executors— John Earle, brother William Earle and kinsman Daniel 
Smith. Witnesses— William Earle, Morris Earle and Jas. McKinley. 
Proved 12 May, 1755. 

1755 May 12 Jorn Earle and Daniel Smith qualify as executors. 

Lib. P. p. 273. 

1755, May 8. Inventory, £442 ; made by Phillip Smith, Job Smith. 

1748, Dec. 28. Earle, Mary, of Gloucester Co., widow. Int. Adm'r, 
John Tomlinson. Fellow bondsman— Joseph Tomlinson. Lib. 6, p. 14. 

1748, Dec. 23. Inventory, £114.3.8 ; made by John Hillman, Michael 
Fisher. 

1732, Sept. 23. Earle, William, of Springfield Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. My son-in-law, John Webb of Jamacka, did bequeath 
£40 per annum to my wife Elizabeth during her life and, provided it 
may be recovered, I devise same to my children— William, Thomas, 
Mary wife of Jonathan Burden, and Martha wife of Thomas Shinn. 
Real and personal estate. Witnesses— Joseph Whitas, Robert Gil- 
lam, John Wright. Proved May 10, 1733. 

1733, May 10. William Earle, of Springfield, eldest son, appointed 
administrator as in will no executors appointed. Lib. 3, pp. 306, 307. 

1740, June 9. Earll, William, of Springfield, Burlington Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary. Daughter Elizabeth (under age). Elizabeth Sharp, "dau. of 
my wife." Sisters— Martha Shinn and Mary Burden. Cousins— Wil- 
liam (son of brother Thomas) and Earll (son of Thomas Shinn). Real 
and personal estate. Executors— brothers Thomas Earll and Thomas 
Shinn. Witnesses— Francis Venicomb, Margaret Barton, John Os- 
mond. Proved July 22, 1740. Lib. 4, p. 248. 
1740, July 7 and 8. Inventory, £619.19.10 y 2 ; made by Samuel Wright, 
John Burr and Richard Kirby. Additional appraisement includes bonds 
of John Machintosh, Jones the lawyer, Thomas Cadwallett, £4. Wm. 
Earll had with his wife Mary, by marriage, £88.14.10, and obligations of 
Job Ridgway, Thomas Garwood, John Prickets, Wm. Alcot, John Small, 
Andrew Conrow, Timothy Middleton and Wm. Sharp. 

1756 April 13. Account of Thomas Earll, surviving executor, shows 
payments to Jos Clayton, Deborah Watson, Rich'd Bennet, John Stockton, 
William Cook, Rob't Hulate, Jane Leeds, Rich'd Smith, Thomas Haines, 
Daniel Smith, Caleb Raper, Abraham Brown. Richard Brogden, Mary Earl, 
John Adamsrout, John Osmand. Benjn Horner, Isaac DeCow, Francis 
Vinnecomb, John Jones. Jonathan Fowler, Wm. Montgomerie, Aaron 
Lovett Ralph Peart, Michael Atkinson, Thomas Slowman, George fetud- 
hart, John Lamb, Bara. Newbold, Owen Owen, Josiah White, James Wam- 
wright, Joseph Rose, Isaac Ivins, Richard Bonge, Joseph Rockhill Jos. 
Reeves, Fran Schooley, Ann Bishop. Robert Gardner, John Brown Brian 
Daniel, Rich'd Bennett, James Hancock, Rich'd French, Jacob Anders 
Sam'll Scattergood, Mathew Ribinson, Thomas Earl, Peter Sumnam Joseph 
Lamb, William Rogers, Thomas Hunlock, Thomas Staples, Isaac Pearson, 



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William Potter, Thomas Shaw, George Taylor, John Pimm, Samuel Lovett„ 
Israel Pemberton, Daniel Smith, William Chapman, William Mott, Eliza- 
beth Potter, John Chapman, John Bidden, John Osman, Patrick Reynolds,. 
Peter Rose, Joseph Richards, Stephen Williams, Safety Borden, Joseph 
Reckless, Job Lippincott, Silas Crispin, John Tantum, William Duckworth, 
Benjamin Jones, John Munrowe, Julius Evans, John Igehson, Hannah 
Atkinson, Martha Robison, Wm. Earl a legacy, Joseph Gray, Casper Wis- 
ter, Samuel Gambel, Isaac Conro, Jonathan Borden, John Crage, Meis Hais, 
Margare Barton, William Robison, Jonathan Thomas, Zach'a Rosele, 
Earl Shinn, Abraham Carpenter, John Lewis, Lewis Beles, Benjamin 
Springer, Joshua Shreeves, Rob't Webb and bonds of Smoath, Stedman and 
Robinson. 

1734, Oct. 4. *Katon, Benjamin, Sen'r., of Salem Co.; will of. Son, 
Benjamin, 3% acres on which the "tan fatts" stand, the lot and tene- 
ment where I live, after wife's decease, 32 acres of marsh, 40 acres 
of upland in Pens-cow-neck, and 150 acres in Pens Neck I have in 
mortgage from Mathias Johnson. Daughters — Sarah (eldest, 100 acres 
on which she lives), Ann (£100. to be paid by my son Benjamin when 
he will be 21). Executors — wife, Margaret, and son Benjamin. Wit- 
nesses — Bridget Vance, Ellener Canade, William Pryce. Proved 7 
Dec, 1734. 

1734, Dec. 7. Letters granted to Benjamin Eaton, surviving execu- 
tor. Lib. 4, p. 5. 

1734, Nov. 9. Inventory (£300.1.5) includes 3 old Bibles, and "a 
parcel of bark for the tanning tread." Appraisers — Jno. Pledger, Isaac 
Scatterthwait. 

1748, April 21. Eaton, Jobn, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., husband- 
man; will of. Wife, Sarah. Eldest son, John Eaton, Junr., the plan- 
tation, 140 acres, whereon Peter Peterson lives. Mentions "the cause- 
way next to the plantation whereon I live," and "the old cart road 
that leads through the iron mine towards Cornelius Corneliuson's." 
Daughter, Elizabeth. Son, Henry Eaton, at 21, to have the plantation 
whereon I live. Mentions lot land at New Castle Town, formerly be- 
longing to John Burgraf, fronting the river Delaware. Hance Ald- 
erson and Elizabeth Townsend to live with son Henry during their 
servitude. Executors — son Henry, daughter Elizabeth Eaton, and 
James Barkley. An "N. B." states that if children die without issue, 
estate shall be divided equally between John Eaton, the son of Simon 
Eaton, and Thomas Harrett, son of John Harrett. Witnesses — Sam- 
uel Whitehorne, Jenkins Grafton, John Smith. Proved 30 April, 1748. 

Lib. 6, p. 441. 

1748, April 27 and 28. Inventory (£231.18.1) includes "riding mare, 
cash, apparrel and armour," £32.15.7 ; 3 pair of oxen, cattle, green rye 
in the ground and flax, gun, two swords, etc. Appraisers — Ranier Van- 
hise, Alen. Congelton. 

1748, July 12. Additional inventory, £20.7.7; made by Alen. Congelton, 
Jeremiah Baker, appraisers. 

1748, Aug. 23. Credits in hands of Samuel Whitehorne. Appraisers — 
Sinnick Sinnickson, Alen Congleton. 

1748, Nov. 16. Swine and cash in hands of Peter Garner. Appraisers 
— John Groome, Samuel Whitehorne. 

1749, May 27. Cash in hands of Thomas Emble and Nicholas Nealson. 
1749, June 9. Account. Moneys paid Nicholas Gibbons, Doctor Robt. 

Thompson, Joseph Hawks, Richard Slape, Peter Jaquat, Archibald Craw- 



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ford, Michael Miller. George Monroe, John Brown, Daniel Mestayer. Sarah 
Bartleson, John Griffith, Peter Garner, Nicholas Nealson, Matthias Neal- 
son, James Dunbar. Jeremiah Baker, Samuel Whitehorne, Michael Pedrick, 
Charles Empson, Thomas Emble, Charles Empson, John Dilmore, Edward 
ford, Michael Miller, George Monroe, John Brown, Daniel Mestayer, Sarah 
Eaton, Elizabeth Eaton, John Eaton, Henry Eaton, Jonathan and Elizth. 
Grist, John Smith, Ranier Van Hist, John Mounson, Larrance Donnavan, 
James Barkley, Thomas Carter, Paul Kemp, Peter Enloes, Peter Vanne- 
man, George Scott, Epharim Cox. 

1743-4, March 23. Eaton, Robert, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Friend and nephew, William Fish, executor and heir to testator's 
plantation, stock, etc. Testator's wife (not named). Witnesses — 
John McGlaughlin, Elizabeth Thatcher and Jane Barns'. Proved April 
10, 1744. Lib. 5, p. 25. 

1744, March 31. Inventory (£48.2.6) includes "one great Bible." Made 
by John Phillips, John McGlaughlin. 

1745, Dec. 2. Eatton, John, of Shrewsbury town, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Joanna. Son, Thomas, £600, big Bible, dic- 
tionary, Nelson's Justice and testator's sword and pistols. Son, 
Joseph, small gun, small dictionary, church history and 10 shillings, 
he having received land by deed or gift. Wife to have use of planta- 
tion where testator lived, called Strawberry Neck, and use of land 
bought of William Brendley. Six daughters — Valera Lecount, Sarah, 
Lydia, Elizabeth, Joanna and Margrit, to have land bought of Jona- 
than Right in Hunterdon or Morris County; land bought of Abraham 
Vickos; plantation where testator lived; land bought of William 
Brindley and land bought of Hezekiah Allin. Executors — brother-in- 
law Joseph Wardell, and son Thomas Eatton. Witnesses — James 
Grover, Levi White, Samuel Lippincott. Proved May 11, 1750, by 
Levi White and Joseph Wardell (both Quakers). Lib. E, p. 485. 

1736, 9th day, 8th mo. (Oct.). Eayres, Richard, of Evesham, Bur- 
lington Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Children — Richard, 
Thomas and Margaret Wills. Son-in-law, Ralf Brock. Land in Hope- 
well, "alias Trent Town"; land called Coexink; land bought of 
Robert Chapman near John Shin, and land bought of Bathanna Leeds. 
Son, Richard, sole executor. Witnesses — William Garwood, Thomas 
Jennings, Gab. Blond. Proved May 20, 1738. Lib. 4, p. 134. 

1738, June 20. Inventory, £478.12.2; made by Philo Leeds and Edward 
Mullin. Includes Bibles and other books, servant boy and £60 in hands of 
Ralph Brock. 

1747, Oct. 1G. Edge, Daniel, of Hanover, Burlington Co., carpenter. 
Int. Adm'r, Joseph Branson, of same, carpenter. Joseph Woodward, 
of Upper Freehold, fellow bondsman. Lib. 5, p. 435. 

1744, Dec. 24. Edgerton, Joseph, of Gloucester Co.; will of. Wife, 
Grace, and daughter, Abigail Edgerton (not 18), to have equally all 
estate. Wife, Grace, executrix. Witnesses — Joseph Cooper, Wm. Var- 
man, Ann Stephens. Affirmed 28 Jan., 1744. Lib. 5, p. 83. 

1744-5, 11 mo. (Jan.). 25 da. Inventory, £164.3.5; made by Jno. 
Kaighin, Robert Stephens. 

1750, Aug. 20. Ed.sall, Samuel, of Hackinsack, Bergen Co., gentle- 



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man; will of. Son, John, £50 and "a French buckaneer gun and my 
saddle horse." Son, Jacobus, £40, stalion and saddle, and "the little 
gun." Son, Samuel, "to be put to school till he be fit to be put to a 
merchant." Legacies to daughters Elizabeth, Mary, Frances, Catrine, 
Anne, and "to each of my little twins." Executors — wife, Mary, Majr. 
Freeland, and son-in-law, Jobe Smith. Witnesses — John Paterson, 
James Moore, Jas. McKinley. Proved 24 Sept., 1750. Lib. E, p. 453. 

1750, Aug. 28. Inventory (£506.7.3) includes 13 milch cows; negroes — 
Sabine, £40 ; Johntie, £50 ; Cuff, £60. Nan, £50, Phebe, £45, Frank, £45. 
Made by John Day and Michael Smith. 

1734, April 27. Edwards, John, of Town and Co. of Burlington, 
bricklayer; will of. Sister, Elizabeth (wife of John Mullen), and 
Rebeckah their daughter. Brother, William Cutler. Real and per- 
sonal estate. Executors — wife Mary, and Sarah Cutler, "my mother." 
Witnesses — Joseph Hewlings, Neal Gallagher, Tho. Worrall. Proved 
Nov. 16, 1734. Lib. 3, p. 441. 

1734, May 15. Inventory, £121.9.11 ; made by Joseph Hewlings and 
Sam'll Lovett. 

1748, Ang. 25. Edwards, Owen, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Eldest son, John. Plantation where I live, left me for 
a term of years by my father-in-law, to be let out for the benefit of 
my four children — Susanna, Arthur, Amy and Mary. Executor — 
brother-in-law, Joseph English. Witnesses — Will'm Taylor, Benjamin 
English, Geo. Bliss. Proved Aug. 20, 1748. Lib. 6, p. 305. 

1748, Aug. 27. Inventory, £211.7.4 ; made by Sam'll Shrouds and 
Will'm Taylor. Includes bond from Jno. Warren and note of Sam'l Farns- 
worth, Jur. 

1739-40, Feb. 20. Edwards, Philip, of Shrewsbury town, Monmouth 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. To son, W r ebley, land west of 
Longbranch Path and half of Salt Marsh on Goose Neck. Youngest 
son, Philip. Daughters, Elizabeth Follwell, Mary Edwards,, and Mar- 
garet Edwards (not yet 16). Executrix — wife; friend, John Eaton, 
overseer. Witnesses — John Miln, William Craddock, Patrick Devlin 
and Jacob Dennis. Proved August 4, 1740. Lib. C, p. 351. 

1739-40, March 9. Inventory, £480.10.00 ; made by Samuel Leonard, 
Thomas Lippincott. 

1733, Jany. 4. Edwards, William, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Anne, sole executrix, and to have real and personal estate. 
Witnesses — Henry Stites, Junior, Timothy Brandrof, Richard Robins, 
Junior. Proved , 1749. Lib. 6, p. 340. 

1749-50, March 1. Inventory, £43.4.1; made by Frans. Taylor, Joseph 
Lord. 

1749-50, March 20. Administration granted to Joseph Savage of Cape 
May, the widow, Anne, having renounced her right as executrix. Fellow 
bondsman — Joseph Lord. Witnesses — Henry Young. Fras. Taylor. 

1749, Aug. 26. Egberts, Peter, of Essex Co., gentleman; will of. 
Brothers — John and Waling Egberts. Sisters — Antje and Else Eg- 
berts. Real and personal estate. Executors — John Vinsent and Abram 
Brooks. Witnesses — John Degarmo, Cornelius Van Geisen, Peter De 
Garmo. Proved Sept. 11, 1749. Lib. E, p. 367. 



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1733. July 10. KKlinprton. Ebenezer. of Gloucester Co., husbandman. 
Int. Adm'r, John Eglington, his brother, of Ellensbourgh, Salem Co., 
the widow, Elizabeth, having renounced her right. Witnesses — Timo- 
thy Eglington, Susannah Lord. Lib. 3, p. 347. 

1733. July 24. Inventory (£45.3.9) includes debts due from Robert 
Armstrong. Thomas Addams, John Mercy, James Smith, Elias Lashamast, 
Daniel Tracy. William Skinner and William Hewit. Appraisers — John 
Matson, Ephraim Bee. 

1731, March 31. Ellington, Edward, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah. Eldest son, Timothy. Daughter, Eliz- 
abeth Read, 30 acres joining land of John Jones, Esq., on the head of 
the north branch of Homan's Creek. Son-in-law, Isaac Lord, the 50 
acres on which he lives. Executors — Sons Samuel Driver and Eben- 
ezer Eglington, they to have equally the residue of estate, real and 
personal. Witnesses — Elinor Eglington, A. Randall, Jonathan Driver. 
Proved 22 Sept., 1731. Lib. 3, p. 157. 

1731, April 16. Inventory (£24.2.0) includes cooper and shoemaker's 
tools, £1.06. Appraisers — Israel W T ard, A. Randall. 

1731, Sept. 20. Letter from son, Ebenezer, that he cannot appear to 
prove will. 

1733, Jany. 25. Account of Saml. Driver, as executor. Moneys paid 
to Mr. Antho. Hooper, Alexander Randall, Saml. Harrison, Esq., John 
Gilmer, George Shinn, Israel Ward, John Brown, Sarah Eglington, John 
Ladd, Esq., Edward Peirce, Esq. 

1733, Aug. — . Eglington, Ephraim, of Gloucester Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'rs, Timothy and Sarah Eglington. Fellow bondsman — Jacob 
Cosens, yeoman. Witness — Thomas Glasson. Lib. 3, p. 100. 

(For inventory and account, see under next item). 

1731, April 15. Eglington, Samuel, of Gloucester Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'r, Timothy Eglington, yeoman. Fellow bondsman — Jacob Cosens, 
both of county aforesaid. Witness — Thos. Glasson. 

Gloucester Wills, 164 H. 

1731, April 16. Inventory of the goods and chatties of Ephraim and 
Samuel Eglington (£69.19.0) includes 1 wood boat and sails, £18. Ap- 
praisers — Israel Ward, A. Randall. 

1733, Aug. — . Account of administrator of Ephraim and Samuel Egling- 
ton, both late of the township of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., husbandmen. 

1733, May 5. Eires [Ayres?] John, of Somerset Co. Inventory, 
£15.5.8; made by Julius Johnson, Thomas Borde. 

Somerset Wills, 37 R. 

1732, Deo. 1. Eldredge, Elisha, of Cape May Co.; will of. Brother, 
Ezekiel Eldredge, sole executor and to have whole estate, real and 
personal, he to pay my brother, Samuel and William £10, John £15, 
Jacob a cow, and my mother £5. Sisters — Lydia Eldredge, Bethia 
Parsons and Sarah Stiles. Witnesses — Huson Huse, Barnabas Crow- 
ell, James Flood. Proved 5 Jan., 1732. Lib. 3, p. 237. 

1732, Dec. 25. Inventory (£44.8.9) includes half interest in a shallop, 
£12. Appraisers — Thomas Ross, Richard Stites. 

1733, Mar. 19. Account of executor. Moneys paid to Huson Huse, 
Sarah Spicer, Thomas Ross, Lemuell Swain, James Flood, Richard Stites, 
John Eldridge, John Jones, Barnabas Crowell, William Eldridge, Sarah 
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Bethia Parsons ; one cow and a calf delivered to Jacob Spicer ; one cow 
and a calf delivered to Sarah Spicer, etc. 

1739, Oct. 30. Eldredge, Ezekial, of Cape May County, Int. Admin- 
istration on estate granted to Elizabeth, his widow, and Bzekiel, son 
of deceased. Fellow bondsmen — Ephraim Edwards, John Eldredge. 
"Witnesses — Samuel Eldredge, Robert Parsons, Jacob Spicer. 

Lib. 4, p. 200. 

1764, Nov. 7. Account of Elizabeth Norton and Ezekial Eldredge, ad- 
ministrators of the Estate of Ezekial Eldridge. Moneys paid to Henry 
Young, Esq., Jonathan Pratt, John Eldredge, Joseph Page, Nathaniel 
Hand, Elisha Hand, Elijah Hughes, Sarah Parsons, Levi Eldredge. Nathan 
Eldredge, Elisha Eldredge, James Eldredge, Silas Eldredge, Nathaniel 
Forster, Joseph Buck, Elizabeth Norton, Ezekiel Eldredge, etc., amount- 
ing to £395.2.0. Mentions that Nathaniel Forster, Jr., is husband to the 
late Mary Eldredge. and (1760) that Joseph Buck is husband of the 
late Elizabeth Eldredge. 

1743, Jany. 7. Eldredge, Levi, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x, Eliza- 
beth Eldredge, his widow. Fellow bondsman — John Eldredge. Wit- 
nesses — Henry Young, James Whilldin. Cape May Wills, 114 E. 

1743-4, Jan. 6. Inventory (£61.7.7) includes cattle and horses. Ap- 
praisers — John Eldredge, James Whillden. 

1748, Nov. 25. Account of Elizabeth Skillinger, late Elizabeth Eld- 
ridge, Admr'x. Moneys paid Robert Parsons, Nathan Hand, John Eld- 
ridge, James Welding, Ezekiel Mulford, Elisha Hand, Charles Golehar, 
John Hand, Jacob Spicer, Richard Shaw, Henry Young, Elisha Eldridge. 

1742, Sept. 23. Eldredge, Samuel, Esq., of Cape May Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Mercy. To eldest son, Samuel, plantation I live on, 
lately exchanged with Mr. John Stillwell, of Cape May County; also 
100 acres adjoining James Page of the place aforesaid; also the 
southern half of Oyster Point and my negro man York. He to pay 
my youngest daughter, Sarah Eldredge, £10, when she will be 17. 
Son, Aaron, to have 100 acres purchased of Messrs. John Parsons and 
Christopher Church (both deceased), and executors to Nathaniel Nor- 
ton said land joining that of John Craford and Zebulon Swains; 
also 87 acres of woodland, bought of Capt. William Thinn in trust 
for the West New Jersey Society in England, adjoining the abovesaid 
100 acres; also the northern y 2 of Oyster Point, adjoining to Cold 
Spring Creek, purchased in part of Collo. Jacob Spicer, deceased, and 
in part of Nathaniel Norton's executors aforesaid; also my right at 
Gosen Creek and the Cedar Hammocks in Cape May County. Son, 
Jacob, to have 100 acres purchased of Daniel Mulford, formerly Robert 
Bells of Cape May, deceased, adjoining Robert Parsons; also the town 
lots adjoining William Simkins and Caleb Newton, fronting on Del- 
aware Bay; also my right of meadow, beach and upland at Wolf Point 
at the Great Pond, adjoining to Richard Stites' land. All my sons 
to enjoy the lands when they come -to seventeen years of age, respec- 
tively. If wife shall be delivered of a son, he shall have plantation at 
Piles Grove in Salem, which I bought of Isaac Vanmetere of said 
County, adjoining Harman Richman and Abraham Nelson; if a girl 
should be born, said plantation at Piles Grove, Salem County, shall be 
sold and the money divided among all my daughters. Movable estate 
to be equally divided among the children after 1-3 is given to my wife 
Mercy, who shall have the use of % of the plantation I now live on, 



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and the Oyster Point, during her widowhood, for the bringing up of 
the children to the age of 21. Executors — wife, Mercy, and son, Sam- 
uel. Witnesses — Abiah Ross, Jacob Spicer, William Ross. Proved 22 
May, 1745. 

1745. June 11. Letters granted to Samuel Eldredge. Lib. 5, p. 122. 

1744-5, Mar. 12. Inventory, £141.10.8; made by John Eldredge, Elisha 
Hand. 

1735, Sept. 14. Eldridse, Jonathan, of Evesham, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Sons — Jonathan, Joseph, Obediah and James. Negro 
boy, Will. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife Elizabeth, 
Thomas Hackney and William Tomlinson. Witnesses — Sam'll Atkin- 
son. Dan'll Sharp, John Higby. Proved March 2, 1736. Lib. 4, p. 86. 

1736-7, Feb. 4. Inventory, £89.7 ; made by Abraham Haines and Caleb 
Haines. Includes compass and other surveying instruments. 

1741, March 19. Elkinton, Joseph, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
yeoman. Daughters — Frances aged 20, and upwards, and Amy, about 
18, pray that Revel Elton may be appointed their guardian. 

Lib. 4, p. 302. 

1736, 20th day, 6th mo. (Aug.). Elkinton, Thomas, of Northampton, 
Burlington Co..; will of. Wife, Mary, sole executrix. Son, Joshua, and 
other children mentioned but not named. Daniel Wills to have deed 
for lot in Mt. Holly next William Murrils. Witnesses — Archibald Sil- 
ver, Jon. Deacon, Samuel Laning. Proved Nov. 25, 1736. 

Lib. 4, p. 76. 

1736, Nov. 24. Inventory, £122.15.2; made by Samuel Laning and 
Archibald Silver. 

1737, Jan. 12. Ellis, George, of Evesham, Burlington Co., miller. 
Inventory, £151.1; made by Thomas Coles and Nehemiah Cowgill. 

1737, Jan. 17. Administration granted to Sarah Ellis, widow. James 
Wild, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeoman, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. 4, p. 126. 

1750, July 19. Ellis, Jacob, of Haddonfield, Gloucester Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'r, Simeon Ellis, Esq. Fellow bondsman, John Hinchman, 
both of same place. Lib. 7, p. 32. 

1750, July 10. Renunciation of Cassandra, widow, as admx., in favor 
of her father-in-law, Simeon Ellis. Witnesses — Jno. Hinchman, Jr., 
Henry Hubbs. 

1750, July 19. Inventory (£207.7.7) names "Levy Alberson's time, 
£17.14." Appraisers — John Burroughs, John Hinchman, Junior. 

1737, Jan. 10. Ellis, Joseph, of Newton Township, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman, guardian of Richard (over 14), son of Jon. Wright, late of 
said County, yeoman. Bondsman — John Kaighin. Lib. 4, p. 126. 

1744, Nov. 17. Ellison, Enoch, of Gloucester Township and County, 
innholder; will of. Wife, Hannah, during widowhood, all estate, ex- 
cept 1-2 acre of ground for a burying-ground "for all Christian 
people." At her death or marriage, estate shall go for use of poor of 
Township of Gloucester. Executors — Isaac Jennings, Esq., and Wil- 
liam Davis, yeoman. "N. B. The half acre of ground for the burying 
place shall be on the west side of the house enclosing the body of 
Dennis Dodman within the same." Witnesses — George Ward, Edward 
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1744, Dec. 26. Renunciation of Isaac Jennings and William Davis as 
executors. Witnesses — Coz. ( ? ) , Richard Caddey, James Tylee, Jacob 
Clement. 

1744, Jany. 5. Inventory, £17.7.4 ; made by Jno. Kaighin, Ebenezer 
Brown. 

1746, Oct. 31. Administration granted to James Tylee. Fellow bonds- 
men — Tho. Thorne, Jacob Gamble. Lib. 5, pp. 298, 299. 

1746-7, Feb. 21. Letters. "Whereas Hannah, widow of Enoch Ellison 
is now deceased,'* etc. (Signed) Edward Reed Price. 

1747, Dec. 26. Accounts due from Wm. Davies, William Harrison, Isaac 
Key, Edward R. Price. Moneys received from Samuel Harrison, Esq., 
High Sheriff of Gloucester Co., for sale of land, £71.10.0. (Signed) Henry 
Sparks, William Hugg. 

1739, May 9. Ellison < Ellason >, Joseph, of New Brunswick, Middle- 
sex Co., yeoman; will of. Daughters — Annah, Marey (at 14 years), 
and Martha. Daughter-in-law, Ann. Real and personal estate. 
Executors — wife Martha, Thomas Ellason and Joshua Smalley. Wit- 
nesses — Benj'n Webley, William Chesman, Jun'r, Mary Smally. Proved 
June 9, 1739. Lib. C, p. 281, 

1719, March 5. Ellison, Richard, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Ellse. Children — Daniel, Richard, Samuel, Ruth, 
Mary, Susanna and Sarah. To daughter, Sarah, "one hollowe which 
lyeth about hallf a mill from Afrems Wollintins southward." Execu- 
tor — son, Daniel. Witnesses — Mary Pelton, Mary Wood and Ithamor 
Pelton. Proved at Crosswicks, in Upper Freehold, December 23, 1732, 
by Ithamar and Mary Pelton. Lib. B, p. 257. 

1719, April 2. Inventory, £14.7.6 ; made by Thomas Sutton and Jona- 
than Hamton. 

1750, May 11. Elston, William, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Children — William, Elizabeth, Ledy, Sary, and Payshance Elston, 
all under age. Expected child. Lands in Elizabeth Town and Wood- 
bridge. Executors — wife, Sary, and brother, Spencer Elston. Wit- 
nesses — Michael Moore, Isaac Prall, Abraham Elston. Proved June 
18, 1750. Lib. E, p. 422. 

1746, May 12. Elstone, Peter, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Ruth. Five daughters, no names given. Son, 
Peter, his wife Elizabeth and their children, viz., Peter, James, Ben- 
jamin and Daniel; lands in Woodbridge and Rahway. Grandson, 
Samuel, son of John. Son, Benjamin, and his five sons, meadow on 
west side of William Spencer's meadow that was formerly Jonathan 
Dillies; salt marsh bought of John Jaques. Executors — son Benja- 
min, and friends John Skinner and William Britten. Witnesses — 
Richard Walker, John Jaquess, David Donham, Jun'r. Proved June 6, 
1746. Lib. D, p. 394. 

1746, June 6. Benjamin Elstone qualified as executor, the others having 
refused to act. 

1737, June 11. Elwell, John, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'r, 
Robert Jenkins. Bondsman, John Doe. Both of said County, yeomen. 
Witnesses — Edwd. Peirce, Danl. Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 114. 

1739-40, Jan. 5. Elwell, Samuel, of Township of Pilesgrove, Salem 



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Co.. yeoman; will of. Wife, Famzen. Sons — Jacob, to have grist 
mill and the 60 acres where he lives; Samuel, 100 acres of my plan- 
tation after my wife's decease, if she remains my widow, likewise the 
remainder to my son Abraham. Daughters — Rachel (wife of Wm. 
Brick), Susanna (wife of John Ray), Elizabeth, Famzen, Coziah, 
Phebe, Molley and Tobitha. An expected child. Cedar swamp. Execu- 
tors — wife and son Jacob, who are empowered to sell the 50 acres 
purchased from William Paulin. Witnesses — Matthew Brown, John 
Elwell, John Mulford, Jacob Richman. Affirmed 16 Feb., 1739. 

Lib. 4, p. 219 (imperfect; see original). 
1739-40, Feb. 6. Inventory, £126.9.6; made by William Paullin, Abra- 
ham Nelson (mark). 

1749-50. March 16. Ely, George, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Jane; sons Joshua and George, executors. 
Servant, Martha Crawford. Grandson, George Price, under fourteen 
years of age. Testator's six children: Joshua, George. Joseph, Mary 
Green, (widow), Sarah (wife of John Dagworthy), and Rebecca (wife 
of Eliakim Anderson). Witnesses — Joseph Warrell, Esquire, Daniel 
Stevenson and Arthur Howell. Proved Sept. 12, 1750. Lib. 6, p. 432. 

1750, July 21. Inventory (£481.16.6) includes hunting saddle, gun, 
pike, sword and belt. Made by Nathan Beakes and Arthur Howell, the 
former a Quaker. 

1732, Feb. 3. Ely, John, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Frances, the house and farm at Trenton during widowhood. 
Son. William. Eldest son, John, the house and plantation at Assun- 
pink, in which John then lived. Daughters— Mary and Elizabeth, 
when of age. Executors — wife, and sons John and William. Wit- 
nesses—George Ely, James Gould, Christian Bell. Proved Feb. 10, 
1739 Lib. 3, p. 256. 

1733, April 10. Inventory, £185.13.6 ; made by James Gould and George 
Ely. 

1732, Emails, John, of Gravesend, in or near the township or pre- 
cinct of Wallpack, Hunterdon Co., merchant; will of. Wife, Elinor, 
to have care of estate until youngest child of age, then to be divided 
among children namely, Nicholas, Rachel, Elinor and Catharine. 
Nicholas to have horse, bridle, saddle, gun and sword. Negro man, 
Sambo. Testator's dwelling house called "Gravesend." Executors — 
wife Elinor, and son Nicholas. Witnesses— Abraham Vankampen, 
Cornelius Westbrook, John Rice. Proved May 17, 1732. Lib. 3, p. 196. 

1732, June 22. Inventory (£743.0.6) includes four negroes. Made by 
Samuel Green and Abraham Vankampen. 

1758, Oct. 9. Account of Edward Robeson and Elinor his wife, late 
Elinor' Emans, executrix of will of John Emans. Mentions Jno. Crook, 
Nicholas Emans, Benjamin Smith, Johanes Depugh, Edward Tompson, 
Jno. Vanvleght, John Hardenbergh, Gilbert Levingstone, Garret Decker, 
Bruer Decker, Cornelius Hornbeck, Jacobus Van Dyke, Temo. Smyth, 
Heleke Conner, Nicholas Low, William Doughty, Jarman Pick, Ab. Van- 
kampen, Everet Burguss, Gadus Hendenbergh, Samuel Green. Jacob 
Dewit, Cornelius Delameter, Johanes Durnon, San. Chambers, Lambert 
Brink, Isaac Vanoraghan, Conrad Elfender, Johanis Eltington, Urian 
Taper, Jno. Mathews, Chas. Broadhead ; maintenance and schooling of 
Rachel, Elinor and Catherine, the eldest of whom was about six years of 
age at decease of the testator. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I73O-I75O 167 

1732, Dec. 16. Emley, William, of New Hanover, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Children — Thomas, William and Ruth, all under 
age. Real and personal estate. Wife, Abigail, sole executrix. Wit- 
nesses — Thos. Wright, Sam Emley, James Dennis. Proved March 5, 
1732. Lib- 3, p. 276. 

1732-3, Jan. 23. Inventory, £208.2.2 ; made by Joshua Wright and 
Thomas Wright. 

1727, March 3. Emott, William, of New York City, merchant. Ad- 
ministration granted to Judith Emott, the widow. Maire Morin and 
Ester Presneau, fellow bondsmen. Witness — Mariana Morin. 

Lib. B, p. 11. 

1743, Nov. 11. Encloes (Enlows, Inloes) Peter, of Penns Neck, 
Salem Co.; will of. Lands to be equally divided among three sons: 
Peter, Joseph and Anthony. Three daughters (only two named) — Ales 
Gill Johnson and Elizabeth Philpot. Executors — Edmond Wetherbe, 
Cristian Enlows, Martain Skeer and son, Peter Enlows. Witnesses — 
Jeremiah Baker, Earick Gill Johnson, Charl. Cornelluson. Proved 28 
Nov., 1743. 

Whereas Edmund Wetherby and Martin Skeer having refused to act 
and Peter Enlows is not of lawful age, letters of administration granted 
28 Nov., 1743, to Erick Gill Johnson and John Gill Johnson of Penns 
Neck, Salem County. Lib. 5, pp. 50, 51. 

1743, Nov. 26. Renunciation of Edmond Weatherby and Martin Skeer. 
Witness — Michael Lambson. 

1743, Nov. 28. Administration Bond of Erick Gill Johnson and John 
Gill Johnson. Bondsman — Jeremiah Baker, all of Penns Neck. Witnesses 
— Wm. Pennock, Chas. O'Neill. 

1743, Nov. 28. Inventory, £188.4.1; made by Jeremiah Baker, John 
Philpot. 

1744, March 22. Withdrawal of caveat of William Tuft against sd. 
estate. 

1746, March 3. Account. Monies paid Samuel Vanhis (for keeping and 
nursing a young child of Peter Enloes), John Phillpot, Magdalin Sinnicks, 
Charles Ensille, Sinnick Sinnickson, Charles O Neill, Benjamin Tindal, 
James Barkley, Thomas Welch, Earick Gill Johnson, John Gill Johnson, 
Joseph Harris, Richard Crunk, John LePever, Owen Flanagen, George 
Grimes, William Crage, Edmond Wetherby, Nicholas Herman, William 
Tuft, Richard Ashdon, Charles Simpson, John Marshall, Hugh Maganow, 
Robert M. Harlin. 

1748, July 14. Endecott, Joseph, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Mother, Hannah Endicott. Children all under age. Real 
and personal estate. Executors — wife, Ann, and friend James Wills. 
Witnesses — Benjamin Brown, Thomas Byrkinshier, Jun'r, Tho. Shinn. 
Proved March 1, 1748-9. Lib. 6, p. 257. 

1748-9, Feb. 27. Inventory, £103.16.5 ; made by Michael Woolston and 
Thomas Budd. 

1746-7, Feb. 14. Endicott, Joseph, Sen'r, of Northampton, Burling- 
ton Co.; will of. Wife, Hannah, sole executrix. Sons — Joseph and 
John. Daughters — Elizabeth Dillavoue living in Penna. and Ann 
Gillam, of Northampton. Grandson — Joseph Bishop of Northampton. 
Real and personal estate. Witnesses — Josiah Gaskill, Benjamin Brown, 
John Grimes. Proved May 29, 1747. Lib. 5, p. 522. 



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1747, May 28. Inventory, £194.2.6; made by Thomas Haines and James 

Wills. 

1737, April 2. EnKlUh, Jnmei, of Cape May, Cape May Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'r, William Greer, of Cape May, yeoman. Fellow bondsman 
— Peter Boynton, of Burlington, merchant. Witness — Joseph Rose. 

Cape May Wills, 88 E. 

1737. Apr. 13. Inventory (£117.5.9) includes "3 hats, 10 silk hanckiers," 
deer skins and furs, articles of merchandise. Appraisers — James Statham, 
John Willits. 

1743, Sept. 7. Engly, Samuel, of "Gloster" Co. Inventory, £85.9.5; 
made by Joseph Heritage and Daniel Elwell. 

1743, Oct. 1. Administration granted to Mary French, mother of de- 
ceased. Robert Engly, Sen'r, and John Engly, both of Burlington Co., 
fellow bondsmen. Lib. 5, p. 50. 

1747, Jan. 31. Erriekson, Andrew, Sr., of Morrisse's River, Salem 
Co., mariner; will of. Wife, Modlena. Sons — Andrew, to have 350 
acres at the east end of the 1,100 acres; Samuel, 200 acres, joining 
Andrew's. Daughters — Christiana Peterson, 200 acres; Sarah Huings 
(Ewins), 350 acres, beginning at the Bay, so on to the back line; 
Rebecca, the place that was Peter Peterson's, Sen., in the tract of 
Chester-town on Morrisse's River. Executor — son, Andrew. Wit- 
nesses — Charles Belitha, William McGlaughlin. William Kneebun. 
Proved 24 May, 1748. Lib. 5, p. 482. 

1748, May 18, 19. Inventory (£671.18.2) includes 2 servants and an old 
negro (£23.5.0), 86 head of cattle (£150.5.0), 9 head of horses (£17.10.0), 
50 head of sheep (£10), hogs (£10), "a shalloope" (£100). Bonds of Wil- 
liam Rawson, Samuel Burn, Hezeciah Love, John Sealey's note of hand, 
John Jones, Neele MacNeele (?). Appraisers — Joseph Reeves, John Peter- 
son. 

1736, Dee. 3. Esliek (Eslik, Estlack), John, of Newton, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Son, Daniel Eslike. Daughters — Hester, Elizabeth, 
Sarah and Hannah. Executors — sons John and Samuel Eslik. Wit- 
nesses — Tobias Holloway, Francis Haddock, Gabriel Newby. Af- 
firmed 23 Feb., 1743. 

1743, Feb. 28. Letters testamentary to John Estlake, the surviving 
executor. Lib. 5, p. 131. 

1743, Dec. 10. Inventory (£263.10.04) includes "1 wigg £0.17.06," 
service, 7% months, of William Price £5, 3 years' service of Jon. German 
£12, "some goods lodged by the sd. John Eslack with his daughter Ester 
Martain (not appraised)," "one Roley Coley and 1 dough trough, old 
Bible, etc." Appraisers — Jno. Kaighin, Jos. Kaighin. 

1742, 8 mo., 5th da. (Oct.). Estaugh, John, of Haddonfield, Glou- 
cester Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth (daughter of John Haddon, late 
of St. George, Southwark, in Great Britain, deceased), executrix and 
to have whole estate. Witnesses — Nehemiah Andrews, Samuel Engle, 
William Erwin. Affirmed 28 March, 1743. Lib. 4, p. 357-B. 

1749, Feb. 7. Estell, Daniel, of Hunterdon Co. Int. Adm'rs, Eliz- 
abeth and Thomas Estell. Lib. 7, p. 46. 

1743, Feb. 18. Estlack, Samuel, of Newton, Gloucester Co., yeoman. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I73O-I75O l6o 

Int. Adm'r, Ann, widow. Fellow bondsman, Simon Breach of same 
place. Witnesses — Robert Stephens, Francis Haddock. Lib. 5, p. 86. 
1743, Jan. 2. Inventory (£89.12.0) names Thomas Attmore, John 
Kaighin, Elizabeth Bright, Jabell Vanniman, Abigail Petro, Gabriel Rambo, 
Garroll Vanniman, James Arans, Richard Brinner, Jack Lord, Anthony 
Hooper, Joseph Estlack, Wm. Mickle, William Kimsey, George Avis, 
James Hinchman Petro, Thomas Holden, Alexander Randall, Charles 
Rylee. 

1730, Nov. 4. Est land, Ann, of Cohansey, Salem Co., widow; will 
of. Grandson, Mark Reeves, at 17 to have all gold, silver, plate and 
y^ of remaining part of estate, the other half to go equally to grand- 
children, viz.: Joseph, John and Martha Reeves, when 17. Executor — 
son, Joseph Reeves. Witnesses — Dickason Shepherd, John Shepherd, 
Stephen Shepherd. Proved 26 April, 1735. Lib. 4, p. 26. 

1735, April 17. Inventory (£278.16.1) includes 32 cattle and 11 sheep. 
Appraisers — Dickason Shepherd, Moses Shepherd. 

1745, Nov. 38. Estlick, William, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Adm'r, Francis Estlick, yeoman. Fellow bondsman — Rob- 
ert Gerrard, of county aforesaid, yeoman. Witnesses — Thomas Scat- 
tergood, Jos. Scattergood. Lib. 5, p. 185. 

1745, Nov. 25. Inventory, £75.5.2 ; made by Alexr. Randall, Robert 
Gerrard. 

1763, Mar. 8. Account of Admr. of "William Eastlacke." Cash paid 
to Joshua Lord, Thomas Coombs, William White, Mathew Farrell, Dennis 
Glassit, Thomas Holden. 

1749, July 25. Evans, David, of Piles Grove, Salem Co., clerk; will 
of. £10. to the Presbyterian congregation at Piles Grove, to be paid 
within one year after decease to Isaac Van Meeter, Eleazar Smith, 
John Rose, Barnet Dubois, Lewis Dubois, Jacob the son of Barnet 
Dubois, Abraham Niewkirk and Jacob, the son of Lewis Dubois, or 
unto any two of them and unto none else. Son, Samuel, £27., and to 
each of his children: Hannah, Israel and Ann, 20 shillings. Wife, 
Ann, sole executrix, and "to have the remainder of my estate and 
everything justly due me by inheritance within the Dominions of 
Great Britain." Witnesses — James Dunlap, John Dunlap, James Dun- 
lap, Junior, Richard Moore, James Creag. Proved 9 March, 1750. 

Lib. 7, p. 252. 

1750, Feb. 21. Inventory (£413.8.3) includes books, book cases, car- 
penter's tools, maps "and other small things in the study," negro wench, 
£25, etc. Appraisers — William Alderman, Jacob Dubois. Proved 9 March, 
1750. 

1746, Oct. 14. Evans, John, of Evesham, Burlington Co.; will of. 
Mother, Elizabeth Evans. Children — Joseph, William, John, Jane, 
Rachel, Hepzibah and Beulah. 7 negroes. Land bought of Robert 
Engle and Andrew Conore, and tracts adjoining James Eldridge and 
Thomas Andrews. Executors — wife Ruth, brother Thomas Evans, 
brother-in-law John Brick. Witnesses — Jacob Heulings, James Eld- 
ridge, Gab: Blond. Proved Feb. 5, 1746-7. 

1746-7, 21st day, 11th mo. (Jan.). Thomas Evans declines to serve as 
executor. Lib. 5, p. 305. 

1746-7, 27 and 28 days, 11th mo. (Jan.). Inventory, £906.10.9; made by 
Sam. Lippincott, James Eldridge, William Foster. 
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lT.'.o. Oct. 22. Dnu, \athnniel, of Salem Co. Int. Adm"rs, Jamea 
Evans and Jacob Evans, both of Alloways Creek, said County. 

Salem Wills, 925 Q. 

1750. Oct. 22. Inventory, £114.14.10; made by Jn. Nicholson, Daniel 
Smith. 

1748, Feb. 15. Evans. Thomas, of Chester, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Sarah. Sarah Hoskinson, servant. Plantation on Egg- 
harbour Road beyond the Blue Anchor, adjoining Jacob Spicer. Leg- 
acy left son Thomas by his grandfather, John Naylor. Executors — 
sons Thomas and Jacob. Witnesses — William Allin, Jacob Lippincott, 
William Sorsby. Proved Aug. 19, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 299. 

1749, Aug. 18. Inventory, £126.11.7; made by John Roberts and Enoch 
Roberts. Includes bonds of John Carter and Thomas Kinnard. 

1750, August Irf. Evell. Jacob, "late of Morris County." Int. Bond 
of Susannah Rope of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and Michael Myers, 
as administrators. Fellow bondsmen — George Rope of Morris County, 
and Jacob Sook of Bucks County, carpenter. Witnessed by Obadiah 
Howell. Endorsed, "Jacob Evell, Hunterdon County." 

Hunterdon Wills, 283 J. 

1747, Jan. 2. Evens, John, of Salem Co., shallopman. Int. Adm'r, 
Jacob Moor, yeoman. Bondsman, Samuel Moore. Both of Cohansey, 
said County. Witnesses— Edward Test, Nich. Gibbon. Lib. 5, p. 425. 

1747-8, Jan. 7. Inventory (£97.1.6) of "effects of John Evings, deceas- 
ed," includes "one quarter and half of a shallop called the Dolphin, and 
his part of rigging £26," 7 y 2 bushels of salt, gun, and Bible. Appraisers 
— Ananias Sayre, Josiah Parwin. 

1738, 26th day, 4th mo. (June), Eves, John, of Evesham, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. John and Joseph (sons of brother Samuel), 
Thomas (son of brother Thomas), and Hudson (son of Thomas Mid- 
dleton). Friends — Joshua Humphries and John Campin. Real and 
personal estate. Wife, Mary, sole executrix. Witnesses — Sam. Lip- 
pincott, John Alten, Freedom Lippincott the younger. Proved March 
25, 1740. Lib. 4, p. 226. 

1739, 24th day, 1st mo. (March). Inventory, £239.9.7; made by Sam. 
Lippincott and Joseph Stokes. 

1749, 23rd day, 7th mo. (S»ot.). Eves, Mary, widow of John Eves, 
of Evesham, Burlington Co.; will of. Son, John Hudson, and daugh- 
ter Mary Middleton, execu\.:>i-s and to have all estate. Witnesses — 
Benjamin Crispin, Samuel Stokes. Proved Dec. 22, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 272. 

1749, 18th day, 12th mo. (Feb.). Inventory, £136.14.5; made by Ben- 
jamin Crispin and Joshua Ballinger. 

1747, Aug. 25. Evilman, Robert, of Middlesex Co., cordwainer. Ad- 
ministration granted to John Evilman, of Monmouth Co. Lib. E, p. 78. 

1747, Aug. 24. Statement of debts due to Robert Brown, James Aston, 
Mathew Collens, David Gillaland, Stephen Warner, Daniel Robins, Robert 
Wiles, William Cheasman, Dunken Cammel. Charles Jolley, James Jewel, 
Samuel Rogers, Andrew Jonston, Andrew Kettels, William Dear, £101.9.4. 

1747, Oct. 29. Inventory, £53.3.6; made by Thomas Combs and Robert 
Brown. 

1731, Aug. 11. Ewin, John, of Springfield, Burlington Co.; will of. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I73O-I75O 171 

Sons — Absolam and Ambrose, all real estate when of age. Personal 
estate to wife, Mary, who is sole executrix. Witnesses — John Budd, 
Thomas Willson, Abigail Shin, Hope Atkinson, Elizabeth Shinn. Prov- 
ed Oct. 12, 1732. Lib. 3, p. 218. 
1732, Oct. 19. Inventory, £106.16; made by James Shinn and John 
Budd. 

1744-5, Jan. 7. Ewing, Thomas, Sr., of Cohansey, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Mary, use of 3 acres of land purchased of Charles 
Davis, between my dwelling house and Mathias Fithian's; use of 13% 
acres of marsh on Stow Creek. At her marriage or decease, son Mas- 
kell to have same. Son John to have (at 21), 50 acres purchased of 
Samuel Holmes, together with 5 acres called the Dick Marsh. Other 
children — Thomas, Mary, Joshua, Samuel and James. Executor — son, 
Thomas. Witnesses — Thos. Maskell, Robert Ewing, Richard Ball. 
Proved 7 April, 1748. Lib. 5, p. 426. 

1747, March 11. Inventory, £169,05.00 ; made by Thos. Wathman, 
Thos. Maskell. 

1749, April 7. Ewing, William, of Cohansey, Cumberland Co., 
husbandman; will of. Brother, James Ewing. Executor — brother-in- 
law, Charles Dennis, Junior. Witnesses — Nehimiah Craven, John 
Richardson, John Bee. Proved 1 May 1749. Lib. 6, p. 121. 

1749, May 1. Inventory (Greenwich township, Cumberland Co.), 
£152.15.02; made by John Butler, Samuel Fithian. 

1732, Nov. 30. Eyres (Ayresf), John, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r, 
Andries Woertman. Lib. B, p. 328. 

1739, Nov. 22. Fagan, Philip, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Margaret Fagan, the widow, renounces right of administration 
in favor of Zebulon Cook, chief creditor. Witness — John Imlay. Ad- 
ministration granted Nov. 26. Lib. C, p. 298. 

1739, Nov. 29. Inventory of personal estate (£29.02.8), includes judg- 
ment obtained before Justice Richard Stevens against John Ellison. Made 
by John Imlay and Richard Borden. 

1736, Sept. 20. Fairs, John, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., brick- 
layer. Int. Administration granted Mary Faris, widow. Richard 
Gibbs, of same, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Lib. 4, p. 73. 

1736, Sept. 24. Inventory, £40.3.6 ; made by Thos. Newbold and Richard 
Gibbs. 

1740, 1st day, 4th mo., June. Falkenburg, Heinrich Jacohys, of 

Little Eggharbour; will of. Son Jacob (minor). Real and personal 
estate. Wife Mary, sole executrix with friends Edward Andrews and 
John Wills to assist her. Witnesses — John Woolman, George Bliss, 
John Wills. Proved June 16, 1743. Lib. 4, p. 362. 

1747, 24th day, 3rd mo. (May). Farnsworth, Daniel, of Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Daughter, Hannah, wife of Owen Edwards, and 
their son John, under age. Samuel, son of brother Samuel. Real and 
personal estate. Executors — friends Marmaduke Watson and Jos. 
Curtis. Witnesses — Benonie Gregory, Jonathan Quicksall, Jos. Bor- 
den, Ju'r. Proved June 13, 1747. Lib. 5, p. 326. 



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1747. June 12. Inventory, £148,14.10; made by Thos. Folkes and 
Jonathan Quicksall. 

1740, May ». Farnsworth. Nathaniel, of Chesterfield, Burlington 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Anne. Children — Amiriah and Rachel, 
both under age. Plantation in Bordentown. Executors — friends 
Thomas Folks and Peter Imlay. Witnesses — Benoni Gregory, Ju'r, 
Moses English, Geo. Bliss, Ju'r. Proved May 16, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 310. 

1749, May 13. Inventory, £185.14.2; made by Isaac Horner and Rob. 
Field. Includes debts due from Thomas Duglas, Samuel Thoen, Mathew 
Wright. Joseph Tilton, Robert Ashton, Anthony Lea, Joseph Rockhill, 
Benj'n and William French, Thomas Griggs, Estate of Sam'l Farnsworth, 
dec. Damares Farnsworth, John Butterfield, Jacob Taylor, Edward Wheat- 
craft. Preserved Brown, John Thorn, John Updike, John Flintham. 

1745-6, 1st day, 11th mo. (Feb.). Farnsworth, Samuel, of Chester- 
field, Burlington Co., yeoman; will of. Children — Nathaniel, Samuel, 
Mary Corliss, Susanna Warren, Ann, Sarah Updike and Hannah. Land 
in Nottingham bought of Preserved Brown, and tract on Croswick 
Creek, lying between my brother Daniel and Joseph Bording; also 
Proprietary rights. Executors — wife Damaris and son Samuel. Wit- 
nesses — John Thorn, Thomas Folkes, Jos. Wright. Proved Dec. 2, 
1747 Lib. 5, p. 373. 

1747, Dec. 2. Inventory, £251.2.6; made by John Thorn and Thos. 
Folkes. Includes bonds of Samuel Farnsworth, John Imlay, Benjamin 
Field, Samuel Radford, John Thorn, William Black, Nathaniel Farns- 
worth and "one great Bible." 

1745, Nov, 35. Farr, Henry, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x, Hannah 
Farr. Bondsmen — Daniel Smith, Richd. Sharpe. All of said County. 
Witnesses — Danl. Mestayer, Mary Mestayer. Lib. 5, p. 241. 

1745, Nov. 30. Inventory, £35.5.8 ; made by William Chandler, Edward 
Test. 

1747, Sept. 3. Farrand, Samuel, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Children — Daniel, Samuel, Ebenezer, Nathaniel Joseph, Sarah, Phebe, 
Hannah and Elizabeth. Land joining land of Samuel Ward, deceased. 
Executors — wife Hannah, and sons Samuel, Ebenezer, Nathaniel and 
Joseph. Witnesses — Zach'r. Hall, Timothy Dod, Isaac Dod. Proved 
Jan. 2, 1750. Lib. E, p. 489. 

1731, July 16. Faucett (Fossett), John, of Greenwich Township, 
Gloucester Co., yeoman. Adm'r, Grace Fossitt, widow. Fellow bonds- 
men — Samuel Rain, John Doe. Gloucester Wills, 139 H. 

1731, July 3. Inventory (£107.4.3) includes debts due to the estate 
abovesaid, by Governour of Phila (£22.10.0), Samuel Hail, David Ceplin, 
Thomas Bickham. Appraisers — Gunnar Archard, John Jones. 

1733-4, Jan. 25. Feannan, Hannah, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., 
widow; will of. Children — Jonathan, David, Hannah, Mary and Alice. 
Daughter Patience Fearman, residue. Executor — son Jonathan. Wit- 
nesses — Isaac Horner and Eleanor Horner. Proved May 4, 1734. 

Lib. 3, p. 418. 

1734, April 27. Inventory, £43.6 ; made by Isaac Horner and Robert 
Taylor. 



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1744, Nov. 14. Fellgate, Samuel, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x, Gunlow 
Fellgate, widow, of Pennsneck. Bondsmen — William and Andrew 
Barckles'on. Witnesses — Wm. Pennock, Danl. Mestayer, of the same 
place, yeoman. Lib - 5 - P- 91 \ 

1744, May 5. Inventory (£41.18.8) of Samuel Felgate of Penns Neck, 
tailor. Appraisers — John Eaton, Samuel Whitehorne. 

1732, May 16. Fenton, Enoch, of Town and Co. of Burlington, 
butcher; will of. Children — Enoch, Eleazer, Vesta and Rachel, all 
under age. Brother and sister — Jeremiah and Elizabeth Fenton. By 
agreement am to receive an estate in fee from John Finney and Mary 
his wife of lands in Springfield. Real and personal estate. Execu- 
tors — wife, Rachel and friend Samuel Scattergood, latter to be 
guardian of children. Witnesses — Sam'l Bustill, Jos. Rockhill, Joseph 
Rose, John Jones. Proved Sept. 2, 1732. Lib. 3, p. 212. 

1732, Aug. 31. Inventory of the personal estate, £542.7.2 y 3 ; made by 
Silas Crippin and George Eyre. Includes bonds of Benjamin Crispin, 
Edward Barton, Samuel Bunting, Benjamin Barets, John Kembel, Joseph 
Meneer, Samuel Gaskill, Joshua Owen and Benjamin Merriot ; bills of 
Bartholomew Gibson, Mathew Wilson, Philip Thomas, Thomas Johnson, 
John Perkins, William Hews, Thomas Framton, Anne Rutter, Jonathan 
Wright, Peter Ranton, Peter Woolf, Joseph Smith, John Simons, John 
Borradaile, Thomas Henry, Thomas Kembel, William Boulding, Edward 
R. Price, John Neal, Peter Bishop. Book debts : John Lyons, Daniel 
Smith, Jun'r, Benjamin Wheat, Richard Yeo, Peter Bishop, John Parsons, 
Rowland Ellis, John Bowlby, David Lippingate, Isaac Pearson. Matthias 
Gardiner, Silas Crispin, Robert Storks, Caleb Raper, Thomas Henry, 
Benjamin Kembel, Thomas Hunlock, Esq., Widow Allison, Peter Bard. 
Esq., Phelix Cartne, Widow Bass, John Gilbert, Thomas Shaw, George 
Wright, Edward Pearce, Richard Smith, Sen r, Jonathan Wright, Ralph 
Smith, Andrew Gallager, William Maxfield, William White. Daniel Smith, 
Sen'r, Joseph Welsh, James Moon, Edward Cogle, Jun'r, William Taylor, 
James Inskeep, Henry Dell, Philo Leeds, James Smart, Andrew Galloway, 
Thomas Russell, John Hogden, John Shinn, George Wilkoxen, Joseph 
Pearson, John Barton, Jonathan Scott. John Gibbs, Isaac Anthram, Fran- 
cis Smith, John Mullen, James Streeton, Ebenezer Large, Richard Robison, 
William Cutler, Samuel Smith, Joseph Hewlings, John Kinard, Joseph 
Reeves, Caleb Emerson, Joseph Ridgway, Thomas Coleman. John Ogburn, 
Thomas Huntley, James Veree, Joseph Rockhill, Mary Hewlings, Parson 
Wagman, Jeremiah Fenton, Joseph Thomas, John Edwards, Widow Pid- 
gon, Samuel Bustill, Esq., Samuel Butcher, Obediah Eldredge, Elizabeth 
Songhist, William Snowden, Elizabeth Presse, William Bickley, Solomon 
Smith, Edward Kembel, Matthew Wood, Thomas Butcher, Ralph Peart, 
John Allen, Esq., Peter Fern, James Killegrove, George Gess, Peter Mer- 
ron, John Fennimore, Simon Nightingaile, Richard Smith, Jun'r, Joshua 
Raper, Catherine Smith, Negro Ned, Benjamin Butterworth, George Eyre, 
David Hogden, Joshua Woolstone, Daniel Hogden, Henry Clothier, George 
Saterthwate, David Rockhill, Thomas Shreve, George Willis, George Noble, 
Robert Wild, Charles French, William Pattison, James Handcock, Mary 
Blackham, James Tomson, Joseph Morton, Thomas Postgate, Thomas Age- 
man, Joshua Barker, Doctor Rodman, Robert Smith, John Nightingaile, 
Roger Merrick, Bartholomew Gibson, Joshua Owen, Robert Lard, Robert 
Hill, James Lippincott, William Lindaile. 

1732, Dec. 1. Fenton, Jeremiah, of Northampton, Burlington Co.. 
yeoman. Int. Inventory of the personal estate, £142.00.1; made by 
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17:;:'. 1><v. 9. Administration to Sarah Fenton, widow. Joseph Wools- 
ton. blackBmith, and Charles French, yeomen, fellow bondsmen. 

Lib. 3. p. 226. 

1747. AuvruNt 4. Fenton, John, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., inn- 
holder; will of. Wife, Mary executrix. Children — Robert, and Rachel 
Johnston. Witnesses — James Robinson, Robert Hood and John 
Nath'n. Hutchins. Proved October 21, 1747. Lib. E, p. 121. 

1734, Sept. 26. FermiKon, John, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., gentle- 
man. Administration granted to Elizabeth Ferguson, of Trenton, the 
widow. Hunterdon Wills, 101 J. 

1734, Nov. 13. Account of debts due: Dr. John Dagworthy, John Com- 
mings, Edward Redolphs Price, William Dun (a carpenter), John Edwards 
(a bricklayer), Ebenezer Pettey (a carpenter), Landrissa Baker, Eliza- 
beth Ketcham, William Martin (taylor), Robert Schooley, Richard Lovett, 
James Trent, James Gary, Jacob Baillergeun, William Hough, Joseph Reed 
(merchant). Colonel Peter Bard, Francis Maybury, Colonel Daniel Cox, 
Enoch Anderson, Sr., James Tucker, Henry Worley (miller), James 
Gould, Jeremiah Foster, Francis Giffing. Nathaniel Russell, Joshua An- 
derson of Maidenhead, Doctor Josiah Patterson, James McBurney, Alex- 
ander Lockhart, Alexander Crague, Samuel Johnson, Hugh Mitchell, Chris- 
topher Romine, Edward Fisher, Daniel Horsey, John Curie, William Bar- 
raclift, Enoch Anderson. Jr., William Osborn, Abraham Dickson, Cor- 
nelius Ringo. James Abernathy, James Robinson, John Page, Robert Mont- 
gomery. Chamber, Sen'r, Ann Kinions, Mr. Roberts (schoolmaster), Dennis 
Boile, William Lander, Terrin Swiney, Nehemiah Howell, Mr. McKinley, 
Joseph Yard, David Dunbar, Benjamin Hough, John Osbourn, John Acker- 
man, Francis Gardiner, John Francis, William Pearson, Thomas Palmer, 
John Severns, Richard Loveland, Mary Johnson, Robert Major, William 
Snowden, Henry Bellergeane, Joseph Higbey, Widow Severns, William 
Spencer, John Hindshaw, Robert Wright, William Philips (smith), Mr. 
Anderson of Bristol, Samuel Bustill, Charles Clark, Margaret Richardson, 
Mr. Whitehead. Stacy Beeks, Elliakim Anderson, John Reeds (his son), 
Francis Costigan (attorney), Mr. Mott, Mr. Murry, John Nowlan, John 
Murffin, Peter Justice, Alexander Downey, Mr. M :kenley, John Conorow, 
Josiah Apleton, Joseph Kirkbride, Sr., Hugh Bowen, Samuel Atkins, 
Abraham Temple, John Reed of Maidenhead, Joseph Pearson of Maiden- 
head, Ralph Smith. Benjamin Brayle, William Eaton of Bucks, Daniel 
Bellergeane, Neal Leverston, Robert Blackwell, Even Eleven (cooper), 
Martha Harding, Jeremiah Burros, Randel J. Daniel, Captain Scuder, Jon- 
athan Wright, John Axford, Jeremiah Anderson, Andrew Ellett, Ben- 
jamin Price, Caleb Carman, Titus Lemore, Zebulon Stout, John Anderson 
of Hopewell, Samuel Baker, Jeremiah Smith, Robert Sander, John Demer, 
Joshua Anderson, Sarah Pew, Widow Howell, William Merrell, Elisabeth 
Anderson, Joseph Price, Hugh (the schoolmaster at Reuben Pownell's), 
Thomas Burros, Richard Arnold, Abel Jenny, James McKains, Thomas 
Hough, William Dunam, Susannah Crimins, William Wardell, Elener 
Salter, Robert Allison, John Elliot, Rose Wood, John Everett, William 
Bell, John Riche, Robert Right, George Leagan, Jeremiah Foster, Samuel 
Coat, Joshua Anderson, James Allen, Thomas Moor, Thomas Palmer, John 
Ackerman, James Trent, Dunkin O Killian, John Porterfield, Mrs. Coats, 
Gallis Franiser, Samuel Cumer, Robert Spencer, Richard Harris, Sarah 
Roger, Thomas Moor, Jonas Wood. Andrew Adams, William Laning 
(blacksmith), Bartholomew Corwain, Ann Pidgeon, Thomas Linter (car- 
penter), Cornelius Sleeht, Thomas Fling (glazier), John Carter, Chris- 
topher Acklin, John Colom, Mr. Hay, Robert Coleman, Timothy Dowlin, 



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John Cross, Charles Ore, Simon Ackers, Alburtus Ringo, William Forster, 
Charles Ryle, Martha Cousens, Hugh Flanengham, John Woolard, Elisha 
Burd, Michael Blessed, Henry Orlocker, William Reed of Hopewell, Sarah 
Parris (or Sarris), Richard Merrill, Thomas Reed of Hopewell, Edward 
Shepard, John Warberton, William Morris, Thomas Cross, Edmund Bain- 
bridge, William Simons, Jonathan Stout, Abraham Wilds (tanner), James 
Bell, Captain John Anderson, Isaac Anderson, Mrs. Hatch, David Price, 
Mrs. Jenney of Pensilvania, William Bile, Widow Anderson of Maiden- 
head, James Chamber, Ralph Hart, John Anderson (Joshua's son), Robert 
Laning. 

1734, Nov. 13. Account of goods of Doctor John Furguson in hands of 
Elizabeth, his widow, £8.8.10, includinga gun, one Bible and 2 other books. 
Made by Jos. De Cow and Samuel Johnson. 

1732, Dec. 33. Fetters, Thomas, of Salem, Salem Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'r, Erasmus Fetters, cordwainer. Bondsmen — Richard Haynes, 
weaver, and Nathan Mering, tailor. All of same place. Witnesses — 
Jno. Jones, Clemt. Hall, Robt. Hart. Lib. 3, p. 224. 

1747, April 2. Field, Jeremiah, Sen'r, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Inventory of personal estate (£443.14), incl. 4 negroes; made by 
William Olden and Isaac Dye. 

1747, May 4. Bond of son, Jeremiah Field, yeoman, as administrator. 
Benjamin Field, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Witness — John Lyell. 

Lib. E, p. 34. 

1745, Dec. 13. Field, John, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., within the 
Corporation of Trenton, yeoman; will of. "Being very sick." Wife, 
Sarah. Children — Daniel, Nathaniel, Isaac, Elizabeth, Providence, and 
Seth. Son, Seth, residuary legatee and executor. Seth to take care 
of testator's son John. Witnesses — Andrew Foster, Roger Woolverton 
and Andrew Smith. Proved August 11, 1746. Lib. 5, p. 259. 

1746, June 7. Inventory (£180.2.7) includes 3 guns and 3 swords. 
Made by Andrew Smith and Roger Woolverton. 

1749, Oct. 2. Field, Joseph, of Middletown township, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mercy. Sister Charity's son, Joseph Heyt. 
Sister Jamimee's two sons, Thomas and William Betts. Brother- 
in-law, Joseph Newton, who has children. "My beloved child, Mary 
Lawrence Campbell, daughter of John and Mary Campbell, both de- 
ceased." Brother, Thomas Field, who has children. William Field, 
son of brother Thomas. Executors — wife, brother-in-law Richard 
Betts, John Bowne, Justice, and Richard Fitz Randolph. Witnesses — 
Pr. Le Conte, William Lawrence Carpenter, Henrich Gugluts, Rachel 
Wooley, Margaret Lawrence. Proved Nov. 3, 1749. Lib. E, p. 361 

1749, Nov. 15. Richard Betts, of Newtown, New York, renounced 
right of executorship before Joseph Sackett, of Queens County, New 
York. 

1749, Nov. 29. Inventory of the estate, £160.10.6; made by Elias Coven- 
hoven and John Tipple. 

1749-50, Jan. 29. Mercy Field, executrix, Quaker, affirmed. 

1749-50, Feb. 2. Richard FitzRandolph, executor, Quaker, affirmed. 

1749-50, Jan. 30. Inventory of goods the widow had when she became 
Joseph Field's wife, £138.12.0, including negro men Norris (£40), and 
Pero (£50). Made by Elias Covenhoven and John Tipple. 

1749-50, Jan. 31. John Bowne declines to serve as an executor. 



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L7SS, 1-th day. 2nd mo. (Apr.). Field. Nathaniel, of Chesterfield, 
Burlington Co. Int. Inventory of the personal estate, £56.9.6; made 
by John Middleton and William Thorne. Includes Bible, and debts 
of Benjamin Wright, John Pitman, John Bunting, Francis Fowler, 
Nathaniel Warner, William Thorn and Nathan Allen. 

1732, April 14. Bond of administration of Thomas Betts. William 
Thorne, yeoman, fellow bondsman, both of Nottingham. Lib. 3, p. 190. 

1733, March 17. Account. Payments to Joseph Rockhill, Margaret 
Carre, Rob't Chapman, Francis Fowler, John Middleton, Joseph Borden, 
John Tantum, Joshua Raper, Anne Clothier, Elizabeth Fowler, John Tan- 
tum, Jr., Elizabeth Coan, Sam'l Rogers, John Anderson, Ambrose Field, 
Elias Smith, William Thorn, Preserved Brown, Jr., Sam'l Shords, Benj'n 
Doughty, John Bunting, Richard Oskimm, Benja. Cheshire, James Johnson. 

1748, July 22. Fish, Casper, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 
will of. Sons — Michael (to have 16 acres of my land purchased of 
the heirs of Benjamin Wood, fronting on Delawar River, whereon 
he lives); Elias (not 21 and to be apprenticed). Daughters — Rebeca, 
Mary and Eleanor. Sons John and Isaac. Sole executor, son John. 
Witnesses — Saml. Spicer, James Willard, Israel Fish. Affirmed 3 
Sept., 1748. Lib. 5, p. 511. 

1748, Sept. 1. Inventory (£153.04.6) includes gun, sword and holbert, 
and boat. Appraisers — Saml. Parr. James Willard. 

174S, Oct. 21. Fish, Michael, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 
will of. Daughter, Martha, at 21, to have land; not 10 yrs. of age. 
Daughters — Deborah and Elizabeth, when 18. Executor — brother, 
John Fish. Witnesses — Benjamin Wood, Samuel Spicer, Israel Fish. 
Proved 28 Dec, 1748. Lib. 6, p. 24. 

1748, Dec. 26. Inventory (£45.9.1) includes bonds of Matlock, Andar- 
son, Horn. Appraisers — Saml. Farr, Benjamin Wood. 

1747, May 14. Fish, William, of Somerset County; will of. Son, 
John, plantation in Amwell, when of age, paying his brother William, 
£20, when of age. Son John, when of age. Daughters— Sarah, Anne, 
Rebecca, Mary and Elizabeth. An unborn child. Five daughters 
under age. Wife, Mary, and friend James Clark (Quaker), executors. 
Witnesses — Ephraim Marritt, Hannah Runyan and Edmund Beakes. 
Proved June 2, 1747. (Hunterdon Wills), Lib. 5, p. 513. 

1747, May 29. Inventory (Capt. Wm. Fish's Inventory), £379.14.0, 
including 2 large Bibles, one gun. Captain s pike, powder and powder 
horn. Made by Edmund Beakes and Aaron Hewes. 

1742, Dec. 3. Fithian, Jonathan, of Salem County. Int. Adm'r, 
Jonathan Fithian, Junior. Eldest son, of Cohansey, farmer. Bonds- 
man, Jonathan Fithian, Esq., of said County. Witnesses — Wm. Bar- 
ker, Chas. O Neill. Lib. 4. p. 378. 

1742, Nov. 23. Inventory, £180 ; made by John Woolsey, Jeremiah 
Foster. 

1737, Aug. 3. Fithian, Jonathan, of Cohansey, Salem County, Esq.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah. Sons — Jonathan to have 100 acres near the head 
of Cohansey, bought of Col. Daniel Cox; also 50 acres purchased of 
Benjamin Salyer; David, 100 acres near the head of Cohansey, pur- 
chased of Cornelius Newkirk; also my new dwelling with all my 
other tenements, lands, marshes, etc. Daughters — Phebe (wife of Wil- 



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liam Stratton), Sarah (wife of Thomas Baitman). Executors — wife 
and son, David Fithian. Witnesses — Daniel Wescott, William Brad- 
ford, Izrael Petty, John Jones. Proved 29 April, 1743. Lib. 5, p. 12. 
1743, April 18. Inventory (£445.10.6) includes guns, swords, cattle, 
sheep, swine, leather and shoemaker's tools. Appraisers — William Brad- 
ford, John Jones. 

1733, Aug. 21. Fithian, Josiah, Esq., of Cohansey, Salem Co., 
guardian of Thomas Brown, son of Thomas Brown, late of the north 
side of Cohansey, yeoman, and Anna his wife also deceased. Wit- 
nesses — John Prutten, Joseph Gouldin. Lib. 3, p. 366. 

1741, March 31. Fithian, Josiah, of Cohansey, Salem Co., Esq.; will 
■of. Wife, Mary, remaining part of estate of Nicholas Johnston, de- 
ceased, during life and then same to go to my daughter, Mary Fithian. 
Son, Jeremiah, land in Greenwich at the lower end of Spring Run, 
N. W. to Pine Mount Run, (excepting 4 acres for my son Joseph 
Fithian), beginning at the upper corner of my land by James Gould's 
lotts; also 10 acres of salt Marsh joining Samuel Fithian; also land 
at the bridge on Farny Branch; also salt marsh (30 acres) joining 
Cohansey Creek. Son, Samuel Fithian, remainder of land and marsh 
appertaining to Hadgy Neck; also the house and lot in Greenwich, he 
paying what money is due to Samuel Fithian, the elder. Son, Joseph 
Fithian, land on Town Branch; also salt marsh (20 acres) joining 
Jeremiah's; also land and marsh from James Dickson's line to Spring 
Branch, along the land of Nicholas Gibbon, Esq., Thomas Walling, 
William Watson and James Dickson, deceased, up the course against 
Joseph Reny house; also marsh below Mulberry Point. Daughters — 
Ester Fithian and Hannah Selley. Executor — son, Samuel Fithian, 
and Elias Cotting to assist. Witnesses — James Johnson, Abraham 
Reeves, James Reeves. Proved 24 April, 1741. Lib. 4. p. 284. 

1741, April 13. Inventory, £281.16.6 ; made by Abraham Reeves, John 
Rementon. 

1749, May 29. Fithian, Matthias, of Cumberland Co., carpenter; will 
of. Son, Humphry, sole executor, and to have the plantation I now 
live on. Personal estate divided among rest of nine children and 
Hannah Mills, daughter of Isaac Mills of the County aforesaid. Son, 
Daniel, deceased. Sons William and Ephraim to be put out to learn 
a trade. Witnesses — Obadiah Wood, Joseph Fithian, Jno. Bee. Proved 
24 Oct., 1749. Lib. 6, p. 340. 

1749, Oct. 24. Inventory, £177.19.08 ; made by Maskell Ewing, Thos. 
Maskell. 

1732, Jan. 27. Fithian, William, of Greenwich, Salem Co., carpen- 
ter; will of. Brothers, Samuel and Mathias Fithian, executors, and 
to have estate equally. Witnesses — Susannah Pearce, John Green, 
Arthur Cannon. Proved 16 Feb., 1732. Lib. 3, p. 268. 

1732-3, Feb. 15. Inventory, £116.19.11 ; made by Saml. Davis, John 
Green. 

1734-5, Jan. 25. Fitzgerald, (Fitzgarill) Edward, of Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'r, John Mills. Bondsman, Joseph Simkens. Both of said County, 
yeoman. Lib. 3, p. 435. 

1734, Feb. 6. Inventory (£59.13.8) "of Edward Jeril (Fitzgerald), 



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Cohansey. carpenter. Deceased at the hous of John Millis, in Cohansey." 
Appraisers — Isaac Mills. Matthias Fithian. 

1735, Feb. 11. Account. Moneys pd. to Richd. Butcher. David Platts, 
Peter Long. Jas. Carruthers, Ebenezer Miller, Peter Turner, John Brick, 
Thos. Slatham, Jas. Dickson, Aaron Mulford, Danl. Mestayer, Wm. Wat- 
son, Jonathan Slatham, Alexd. Smith, Philip Vickers, Thos. Berryman, 
Jon. Bacon, Henry Pierson, Jon. Fitzpatrick, Chas. Fordham, Justice 
Fithian. 

1731. Dec. 13. FitzRandolph, Benjamin, of New Brunswick, Middle- 
sex Co., joiner; will of. Daughter, Sarah, at 21. Real and personal 
estate. Executor — brother, Samuel FitzRandolph. Witnesses — 
Thomas Fleming, Elizabeth Coddington, John Cholwell. Proved Dec. 
16, 1731. Lib. B, p. 241. 

1743, July 13. FitzRandolph, Benjamin, of Six Mile Run, Middlesex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Real and personal estate. Wife, Margaret, 
executrix and sole legatee. Witnesses — Peter Soullard, John Williams, 
Walter Burnett. Proved Nov. 27, 1746. Lib. D, p. 439. 

1750, May 7. FitzRandolph, Edward, Sr., of Woodbridge, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. In 44th year of his age. Wife, Phebe, remainder of 
legacy that now lies in the hands of her father's executors. Sons — 
James and Edward, both under age. Five daughters under age, 
but no names given. Nephew, Edward Thorn, eldest son of my sister 
Mary Jackson, at 22 years. Executors — brothers Nathaniel and Hart- 
shorne FitzRandolph. Witnesses — William Brown, Esek Fitzrandolph, 
Nugent Kelly. Proved June 18, 1750. Lib. E, p. 420. 

1748, 4th mo. (June), 23d, FitzRandolph, Hugh, of Perth Amboy, 
Middlesex Co., shipwright; will of. Brothers and sisters — Richard, 
Edward, Robert, Nathaniel, Esek, Hartshorne, and Mary. Mary's por- 
tion in trust for her children. Real and personal estate. Executors — 
brothers Richard, Edward and Nathaniel. Witnesses — U. Parker, Ed- 
ward James, Henry Dennis. Proved June 25, 1748. Lib. E, p. 270. 



, . FitzRandolph, Isaac of Monmouth County. Han- 
nah Fitz Randolph (signed Hanah Randolf), asks that Samuel Dove 
be appointed administrator. Lib. E, p. 451. 

1750, August 23. Bond of Samuel Dove (brother of widow), of Mon- 
mouth County, yeoman. John Cox, of same County, fellow bondsman. 

1741, Jan. 22. FitzRandolph, Joseph, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Administration granted to Samuel FitzRandolph, Jun'r, the 
father. Lib. C, p. 470. 

1741, 5th mo. (July), 9d, FitzRandolph, Joseph, of Woodbridge, Mid- 
dlesex Co., yeoman; will of. Children — Nathaniel, Asher, Jeremiah, 
Joseph, Margaret, Sarah, all under age. Land bought of Samuel 
Dennis, April 21, 1737, joining land of Solomon Hunt; land bought of 

Samuel Ailing, joining Edward Freeman and Vangual; land 

in possession of widow Isabella Randolph; lands purchased of Moses 
Rolph and Job Wright at Rahway, Oct. 16, 1736. Monthly Meeting 
at Woodbridge, £6. Executors — wife Abigail, friends Jacob FitzRan- 
dolph and Joseph Shotwell, Jun'r. Witnesses — Jonathan Moore, Sam- 
uel Moffat, Anee Moffatt. Proved Aug. 24, 1741. 

1741, Aug. 24. Joseph Shotwell, executor, refused to act. Lib. C, p. 429. 



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1749, Jan. 25. FitzRandolph, Joseph, of Piscataway. Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Children — Thomas, Ephraim, Joseph, Grace Manning, Rebec- 
kah Mathes, Prudence, Paul, Jeremiah and Sarah, at 18 years. Grand- 
son — Jacob FitzRandolph. Baptist Congregation in Piscataway. Real 
and personal estate. Executors — son Joseph and friend Isaac Stelle. 
Witnesses — John Van Bueren, Benjamin FitzRandolph, Benja. Stelle. 
Proved May 4, 1750. Lib. E, p. 394. 

1738, Jan. 16. FitzRandolph, Sarah, of Middlesex Co., widow. Int. 
Adm'r, John FitzRandolph. Lib. C, p. 236. 

1745, July 24. FitzRandolph, Thomas, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., 
weaver; will of. Children — David, Jonathan, Dinah Dunham, Lur- 
anna Whitehead. Executors — Jonathan Dunn and Azariah Dunham. 
Witnesses — David Dunham, Daniel Dunham, Ruth Dunham. Proved 
Oct. 25, 1745. Lib. D, p. 343. 

1745, Oct. 24. Inventory (£46.5.11) includes bond from David Fitz- 
randolph ; made by Phinehas Dunn and Bennajah Dunn. 

1746, May 27. Fitzsiinmons, Maynard, of Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'r, Isaac Alberson, of Newton Township, Gloucester Co., yeoman. 
Fellow bondsman — Jacob Alberson, yeoman, Gloucester, Edwd. Rs. 
Price, Jo. Scattergood. Gloucester Wills, 332 H. 

1744, Oct. 12. Fleet (Vliet), Geertie, of Six Mile Run, Somerset Co., 
(relict of John Fleet, late of said place); will of. All real and per- 
sonal estate to grandson, John Fleet, of said place, yeoman. Daugh- 
ters Maritie (wife of Adrian Hageman, of same place, yeoman); 
Geertie (wife of Simon Wyckoff, of said place, yeoman); Rebecca 
(widow of Adrian TenEyk, late of Reading's Town in Hunterdon Co.); 
Sarah (wife of Johannes Voorhees at the Fish Kills in Dutchess 
County, N. Y.). Grand-daughter, Dircktie, (wife of Theodorus Sned- 
eker of Kackiat, Orange Co., N. Y.). Executor — Simon Wyckoff. 
Witnesses — Willem Williamson, Laurens Vankleef, Joseph Vankleef. 
Proved 6 Oct., 1750. Lib. E, p. 455. 

1741, July 2. Fletcher, James, of Town and Co. of Burlington, yeo- 
man; will of. Sisters — Lucie, Mary and Hester Fletcher. Friend, 
George Colling, and friend, David Hildreth, whom I make sole execu- 
tor. Real and personal estate. Witnesses — John Flintham, Benjamin 
Farington, Jno. Ditchfield. Lib. 4, p. 295. 

1733, Oct. 29. Fling, Morris, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'r, 
John Wright. Bondsman — Ranier Gregory. Both of said County. 
Witnesses — John Norton, Danl. Mestayer. Lib. 3, p. 362. 

1743, Dec. 6, Flower, William, of Town and Co. of Burlington, 
laborer. Int. Administration granted to Oddy Brock. Joseph Scat- 
tergood and Joseph Hewlings, fellow bondsmen. All of City of Bur- 
lington. Lib. 5, p. 7. 

1743, Dec. 6. Inventory, £15.00.6 ; made by Joseph Hewlings and Jos. 
Scattergood. Includes bond from Sam'l Hunt to Dan'l Smith in trust for 
Martha Flower, dated May 18, 1740. 

1748, July 24. Floyd, Richard, of Deptford, Gloucester Co.; will 
of. Legacies to William Ingland (my servant lad and to have his 



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freedom), and to Elizabeth Sell. Brother, Walter Floyd. Cousins — 
William Floyd and Margat Mearrady. Executors — Brother, Walter 
Floyd, and Thomas Kimsey. Witnesses — Edward Willson, Thomas 
Reves, Sarah Reves. Affirmed 10 Aug., 1748. Lib. 6, p. 104. 

1T4S, Aug. 9. Inventory, £184.15.1; made by James Whital, Edward 
Wilson. 

1748, Aug. 16. Renunciation of Thomas Kimsey, executor. Witnesses — 
Henry Stephens, John Mickle. 

1736. Aug. 30. Flyng, Michael, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r, Robert 
Vance. Bondsman — Benjamin Acton, Esq. Both of said County. Wit- 
nesses — Thos. Parke, Danl. Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 108. 

1736, Aug. 30. Inventory, £6.4 ; made by Lewis Morris, Thos. Parke. 

1737, Dec. 24. Fogg, Daniel, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Anne. Sons — Joseph (a piece of my plantation (1 acre) where 
his house is built; also 10 acres adjoining Matthew Morrison); Daniel 
(rest of my land and plantation). Sons Samuel and Erasmus Fogg, 
when 21, and Charles. Daughters — Hannah, Lucy, Sarah, Margaret 
and Ann. Executors — wife and son. Daniel. Witnesses — William Pen- 
ton, Sr., William Penton, Jr., Richard Bradford. Proved 27 Nov., 1745. 

Lib. 5, p. 255. 
1745, 9 mo. (Nov.), 22 da. Inventory, £189.16; made by Benj. Holmes, 
Saml. Thompson. 

1732-3, Jan. 30. Fogg, .Samuel, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'r, 
Samuel Fogg. Bondsmen — Edward Quinton, John Patrick. All of 
said County, yeoman. Witnesses — John Den, Will Tyler. Lib. 3, p. 288. 

1732-3, Jan. 22. Inventory (£143.8.9%). at Alloways Creek, includes 
cattle, horses, sheep, molasses, hides, leather, shoemaker tools. Appraisers 
— Will Tyler, John Den. 

1739, Jan. 15. Folkertze, Phillippu.s, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Mettie. Sons — Folkert, Johannis, Phillippus, Joseph and 
Dirck (who is to have the home land). Daughters — Rebecka, Annatie. 
Executors — Brother, Dirck Folkertse, son Johannis, and son-in-law 
Cornelis Middelswart. Witnesses — Folkert Rapalie, Dirrik Rappaljee. 
Peter Leffertze. Proved 17 June, 1740. Lib. C, p. 342-345. 

1740, June 19. Renunciation of Derrick Fulkers, Somerset Co., as 
executor. Witnesses — George Brice, Richard Folkers. 

1749, March 29. Foisom, Israel, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Children — Sarah (wife of Thomas Reder, of Bethlehem, 
(taylor), Mary and Rachel. Lands purchased of Peter Winant and 
widow Sarah Hull. Executors—daughter Mary, and Robert Matthews 
of Piscataway. Witnesses — John Burnet, Absalom Wiggins, Charles 
Wilson. Proved April 15, 1749. Lib. E, p. 293. 

1749, May 2. Folsom, Sarah, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., widow; 
will of. Children — Joseph and Trustrum Hull, Anne (wife of John 
Skilinan), Elizabeth (wife of John Clawson), and Eunice (wife of 
Phineas Dunn). Grandsons — Moses, son of Moses FitzRandolph; 
Benjamin, son of Jeremiah Dunn; Mesheek, son of Benjamin Hull; 
Benjamin, son of Jacob Hull. Granddaughter, Zerviah, daughter of 
Mulford Martin. Executor — son-in-law, Jeremiah Dunn. Witnesses — 



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Benjamin FitzRandolph, Rachel FitzRandolph, Jonathan Dunham. 
Proved May 22, 1749. Lib. E, p. 302. 

1749, May 19. Inventory (£181.2.9) includes bonds from Israel Folsom, 
Moses FitzRandolph and Thos. Walker. Made by Edmund Dunham and 
Azariah Dunham. 

1723, 14th day, 4th mo. (June). Folwell, Nathan, of Mansfield, Bur- 
lington Co., weaver; will of. Wife, Sarah, sole executrix. Children — 
Nathan, John, George, William, Mary, Hannah and Elizabeth, all under 
age. Lands bought of William and Abraham Brown. Witnesses — 
Gervas Hall, Sarah Hall, Tho. Scattergood. Proved Feb. 20, 1731. 

Lib. 3, p. 180. 

1733, April 30. Fontine, (Fontyne), Charles, of Somerset Co., yeo- 
man ; will of. Wife, Eleanor. Oldest son, Charles, land upon Raritan River, 
Somerset Co., "adjoining where my son Johannes now lives, which 
joins land of my son Abraham." Other children — Maritje, Leah, Rey- 
nier, Jacob. Executors — Sons Charles, Reynier, Johannes, Jacob, 
Abraham, and son-in-law, Cornelius Suydam. Witnesses — Chrissto- 
fell Probasco, Adam Johnson, Wm. Ouke. 

1733, April 30. Codicil. Son, Abraham, to live on plantation one year 
after death of testator. Same witnesses. Proved 17 May, 1734. 

Lib. E, p. 508. 

1742-3, March 1. Fontine, Charles, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Catherine. Home plantation on Raritan River. Brothers 
and sisters — Rynier, John, Jacob, Abraham, Mary (wife of Cornelius 
Suydam) and Lea (wife of John Smock). Legacies to mother, Lena 
Fontine, after wife's re-marriage or decease; also to Eleanor Buys 
and her daughter Sythee (minor). Executors — wife, Catherine, and 
brothers John, Jacob and Abraham Fontine. Witnesses — Hendrick 
Smock, William Williamson, Wm. Ouke. 

1749, Sept. 2. Codicil. Wife, Catherine, to receive increased legacy 
and to pay £125 above the amount stated in will to Eleanor Buys, now 
wife of Jacques Fontine. Witnesses — Wm. Ouke, Lena Suydam, Maria 
Suydam. Proved 29 Nov. and 2 Dec, 1749. Lib. E, p. 353. 

1750, Oct. 5. Fontine, Charles. (See Fountayn, Charles). 

1749, Sept. 4. Fontine, (Vantine), Reneir, of Perth Amboy, Middle- 
sex Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Ghirthie. Children — Charles, Rineir, 
John, Abraham, Leanah and Sarah, all under age. Grandson, Reneir. 
Real and personal estate. Executors — brother Abraham Vantine, and 
brother-in-law John Borrum (Booram). Witnesses — Luycas Schenck, 
William Dye, Ste'n Warne. Proved Oct. 21, 1749. Lib. E, p. 336. 

1749, Oct. 20. Inventory, £126.13.6; made by Luycas Schenck and 
William Dey. 

1749, Dec. 10. Additional inventory amounting to £39.3.9. 

1759, March 12. Account of Abraham Fontyn, executor, £265.6.6, 
showing payments to John Booram, Jacob Wykoff, Stephen Warne, Charity 
Fontine, Lewis Perce, Charles Fontine. Bond of Barent Wageman. 

1759, March 15. Account of John Booram, executor, showing pay- 
ments to Doct'r VanBuren, John Waller, Humphrey Mount, Thomas Apple- 
gate, Isaac Voorhies, Paul Miller, Esq., Thomas Doty, Jos. Hewlett, John 
Piat, Luke Smock, John Applegate, B. Legrange, Esq., Catherine Schuyler, 
Francis Costigan, Esq., Elisha Parker, Esq., John Romyne, Sam'll Weston, 



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James Reed. Philip Kearny, Esq., John Pridmore, Joris Brinkerhoof, Jacob 
Vandevantcr. Gilbert Barton. Jacob Wykoff, Mathias Johnson, Thomas 
Montgomery, Just. Nude, Luke Schenck, Wm. Dye, Rynier Fontine, Jun'r, 
Charity Fontine, Thomas Doty, Charles Fontine. "4 gal. wine, and 1 gal. 
rum" for the funeral. 

1749. May 7. Foort, Rojter, of New Hanover, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Anne. Children — John, Joseph, Joan, Hester, 
Edith, Roger and Marmaduke. Real and personal estate. Executors — 
son Marmaduke, and friend John Monro. Witnesses — Edward Weaver, 
Francis Shinn, John Burr, Jun'r. Lib. 6, p. 47. 

1749, May 13. Inventory, £138.12.2; made by Aaron Robins and John 
Croshaw. 

1750, Jan. 24. Account of Marmaduke Fort, having paid debts to Thom- 
as Price, Nathaniel Thomas, William Buddell, Solomon Shinn, Edward 
Weaver, John Croshaw, John Monrow, Henry Cooper, James Shinn, Hope 
Atkinson, Julius Ewan, Robert Farrell, Jonathan Taylor, James South- 
wick, William Fox, Thomas Allinson, William Robinson, Casper Horner, 
George Briggs, Edward Gaskill, Thomas Shinn, John Burr, Jun'r, Thomas 
Conarro, James W r ills, Jonathan Thomas. 

1736. Now. 9. Forbes, John, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'r, Andrew 
Johnston, of Perth Amboy. William Skinner, of same city, fellow 
bondsman. Witnessed by Lawre Smyth. Lib. C, p. 127. 

1736, Nov. 13. Inventory (£210.13.9) includes silver watch and chain, 
gold hair ring, silver spurs and buckles, gowns, cassocks, scarves, wigs, 
hats, silk, worsted and thread stockings, gloves and pumps, snuff box, 
mail-pillion, negro man (£50) ; due from Congregation of St. Peter's 
Church in Freehold, £22.10.0 ; from the Congregation of St. Paul's ChurcTi 
in Shrewsbury. Made by John Morris, William Nichols, William Madock. 

1734, Aug. 16. Force, Benjamin, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Children — Thomas, Benjamin (living in New England), 
Charity Freeman, and Hannah (wife of John Noe). Grandsons — 
Henry and Thomas Palmer Force, sons of son Thomas. Lands former- 
ly belonging to William Bunn, joining lands of Joseph Bloomfield, 
John Noe, Jun'r, John Morris, John Wilkison; land on Rahway 
meadows joining Daniel Brittain, John Jaquashies, John Dillies, John 
Trueman; land purchased of Hugh Marsh, which he bought in 1670; 
lands joining Daniel Thorp, Jonathan Dillies, Jonathan Bishop. 
Executors — friends Jacob Thorn, Ebenezer Johnson and John Noe, 
Jun'r. Witnesses — J. Stevens, John Bishop, Thomas Force, Jun'r. 
Proved Nov. 30, 1734. Lib. B, p. 580. 

1736, Jnne 5. Force, Thomas, of Woodbridge and Raway, Middlesex 
Co. Int. Adm'x, Mary Force, his widow. Jonathan Freeman, fellow 
bondsman. Lib. C, p. 111. 

1743, Sept. 30. Ford, Nathaniel, of Morris Co., joiner; will of. 
Executors to sell house and land at Aquackamung, Essex Co., pur- 
chased of Gerret Debo. Wife, Mary, executrix. Eldest son, Nathaniel. 
Son, John. Daughter, Joan. Son, James. Trustee — Joseph Bartram. 
Witnesses — Jacob Mead, Martin Berry, Poulus Berry. Proved 27 
March, 1745. 

1744-5, March 7. Inventory (£56.12.6) includes 2 English Bibles, Dutch 
Testament, gun and sword. Appraisers — Philip Schuyler, Peter Post. 



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1745, March 27. Letters testamentary granted to Mary Lock, late 
Mary Ford, executrix. Lib. 5, p. 110. 

1731, April 19. Ford, Thomas, of Chester, Burlington Co., yeoman. 
Int. Elizabeth Ford, widow, requests that administration be granted 
to such person as the Judge of the Prerogative Court shall appoint. 
Witnesses — Robert Dennis, Mahlon Stacy. 

1731, April 26. Adm'r, Thomas Coles, of Gloucester Co., yeoman. 
Joseph Rockhill, innkeeper, of Burlington, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. 3, p. 100. 

1731, May 10. Inventory, £88.2 ; made by Joseph Heritage and Thomas 
Hackney. Includes Bible and negro boy. 

1732, Feb. 27. Account. Paid executor of Isaac Blanchard, John Ford- 
ham and Hannah his wife, Edw'd Rudolph Price, John Bowne. 

1740, May 5. Foredam (Fordam), Charles, of Greenwich, Salem Co., 
cordwainer. Int. Adm'x, Elizabeth Foredam, widow. Bondsmen — 
Nicholas Gibbon, Annias Sayres. Both of same place. Witnesses — 
John Swinney, Dan. Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 235. 

1740, June 12. Inventory (£133.17.4) includes cattle, sheep, swine, 13 
acres of winter wheat, sole leather and shoemaker's tools. Appraisers — 
Ananias Sayre, Thos. Waithman. 

1741, Dec. 31. Forman, Aaron, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., trader; 
will of. Wife, Ursilla. Children — George (eldest son, under age), 
Lewis, Andrew, Robert, Priscilla, Lydia and Phebe. Executors — wife, 
brothers Jonathan and John Forman, brothers-in-law Samuel Craig 
and William Madock. Witnesses — Samuel Throckmorton, Samuel 
Leonard, Jr., Ambrose Stille. Proved Feb. 12, 1741. Lib. C, p. 479. 

1746, Sept. 30. Forman, Kzekiel, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Farm bought of Richard Brit- 
tain. Children — Samuel (eldest son), Thomas, Aaron, Mary, Hannah 
and Elizabeth. Executors — wife, brother Jonathan Forman, brother- 
in-law Daniel Seabrook, and friend Elisha Lawrence, Esquire. Wit- 
nesses — Jemes Tapscott, George Danser, John Chasey, William Ma- 
dock. Proved October 22, 1746. Lib. D, p. 421. 

1746, Oct. 28. Elisha Lawrence declines to act as executor. 

1746, Oct. 28. Inventory (£831.9.0) includes servant man. 2 negro girls, 
2 old guns. Made by James* Tapscott and Edward Taylor. 

1747, May 13. Forman, John, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., black- 
smith; will of. Wife, Jane, to remain on home plantation, to which 
is added 366 acres of woodland adjoining land taken up by Sarah 
Reap and Samuel Leonard, until eldest son, John, is of age. Negro 
girl Jin. Eldest daughter, Mary, wife of Joseph Throckmorton. Son, 
Samuel, 198 acres in Upper Freehold, adjoining Dr. Johnstone and 
Joseph Holman, deceased. Daughters — Eleanor, Hannah, Margaret, 
Rebekah and Anne. Son, John, to continue the smith's trade. Orig- 
inal shares or rights of Propriety to be held until youngest child is 
of age. Executors to execute deed to Daniel Emans for saw mill and 
100 acres. Executors — wife, brother Jonathan Forman, brothers-in- 
law William Madock and David Rhe, and son-in-law Joseph Throck- 
morton. Witnesses — Daniel Van Mater, Daniel Grandin and George 
Forman. (Name of David Rhe, as executor, crossed off in original). 
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making will, provided for. Daughter, Mary, wife of Joseph Throck- 
morton. Agreement with Daniel Emans concerning saw mill and 
land cancelled. Witnesses — Gysbert Van Mater, Samuel Mount, Wil- 
liam Madock, Junior. Proved March 9, 1748. Lib. E, p. 272. 

1735-6, Feb. 7. Forman, Jonathan, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., 
yeoman. Int. Inventory of the personal estate, £39.11.2; made by 
Isaac Horner and Robert Taylor. 

1735, Feb. 26. Adm'x, Hannah James. Isaac Horner and Benjamin 
Horner, both of Chesterfield, fellow bondsmen. 

Burlington Wills, 2821-24 C. 

1748, Dec. 81. Foreman, Jacob, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Daniel (land whereon I live), William (my dwelling 
house and ground in Willins Town, New Castle County). Daughter, 
Ellenor, during life, profits of my house and land on Great Mantua 
Creek. Two-thirds of moveable estate to be divided among five 
daughters (not named). Executors — wife, Mary, and Alexr. Randall. 
Witnesses — John Pinyard, Sr, William Pinyard. Sworn and affirmed, 
1 March, 1748. Lib. 6, p. 93. 

1748-9, Feb. 2. Inventory (£150.15.8) includes cooper's and carpenter's 
tools. Appraisers — John Pinyard, Junior, Mathew Tomlinson, 

1748, Dec. 23. Foreter (Foster), Job (over 14 years old), of Newark, 
Essex Co. Bond of Ephraim Wheeler, of same place, yeoman, as 
guardian. Lib. E, p. 244. 

1731, Feb. 21. Foreter, Stephen, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., mar- 
iner. Int. Adm'rs, Margaret Forster and John Watson. Lib. B, p. 242. 

1720, May 27. Forsyth, Matthew, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Son, John, and other children, mentioned but not named. 
Real and personal estate. Executors — wife, Rebecca, son John, and 
friend John Tantum. Witnesses — William Satterthwaite, Samuel Sat- 
terthwaite, Joseph Reckless. Proved Oct. 13, 1733. Lib. 3, p. 380. 

1733, May 19. Inventory, £244.17.6 ; made by Isaac Horner and Wil- 
liam Satterthwaite. 

1749, Dec. 27. Forsyth, Matthew, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., 
carpenter; will of. Wife, Marcy. Children — Joseph, Jesse (under 
age), Mary, Sarah, Rebecka; an expected child. Real estate in Bor- 
dentown. Executors — Isaac Ivins, brother John Forsyth. Witnesses 
— Samuel Satterthwaite, Wheeler Clark, Benjamin Busson. Proved 
March 22, 1749-50. 

1749-50, March 1. Inventory, £176.6.11 ; made by John Buffin, Robert 
Rockhill. 

1749-50, March 2. Isaac Ivins, one of the executors named, refuses to 
serve. 

1766, Feb. 1. Account of the estate. Burlington Wills, 7953-64 C. 

1732, Dec. 6. Foster, Andrew, of Hunterdon Co., weaver. Int. 
Inventory of estate (£15.07.0) includes mare purchased of Joseph How- 
ell. Made by John Emley, Samuel Willson, Jr., and Daniel Doughty. 

1733, May 6. Adm'rs, Samuel Willson, Sr., and Samuel Willson, Jr., 
of Hunterdon County, yeoman. Hunterdon Wills, 89 J. 

1735, March 4. Foster, Benjamin, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Jo- 



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hanna Foster, the widow, declines to administer. Witnesses — Joseph 
Wood, David Ogden. 

1735, March 5. Adm'rs, John Shurmer and Samuel Shurmer, principal 
creditors, of New York, merchants. Andrew Hay, of Perth Amboy, fellow 
bondsman. Lib. C, p. 71. 

1748, 28th day, 11th mo. (Jan.). Foster, Isaac, of Burlington Co.; 
will of. Children — Benjamin, Leason, John, Sarah, Mary and Esther, 
all under age. Real and personal estate. Thomas Middleton, of Not- 
tingham, executor and guardian of all children. Witnesses — John 
Lawrence, Gisbert Hendricson, Samuel Sykes. Proved Jan. 4, 1748. 

Lib. 6, p. 29. 

1748, 1st day, 12th mo. (Feb.). Inventory, £25.19.10y 2 ; made by John 
Lawrence and Samuel Sykes. 

1748, Dee. 31. Foster, Job, of Newark, Essex Co., being upwards of 
14 years, makes choice of Ephraim Wheeler, of Newark, to be his 
guardian. Lib. E, p. 244. 

1748, April 12. Foster, Johanna, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., 
widow. Int. Bond of Benjamin Foster, currier, as administrator on 
estate of his mother. Benjamin Bloomfield, of Woodbridge, tanner, 
fellow bondsman. Lib. E, p. 504. 

1748, April 12. Inventory of personal estate, £78.4.4; made by Henry 
Langstaffe and Phineas Potter. 

"Benjamin Foster doth depose that Johanna Foster made a will four 
years ago ; she afterwards disposed of her lands and sent to Samuel 
Walker for her will to destroy it. Walker informed her it could not be 
found." 

1750, April 14. Foster, John, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Hannah 
Foster renounces the right to administer the estate of her husband 
in favor of Nathaniel Wheeler, Jun'r. 

1750, April 19. Adm'r, Nathaniel Wheeler, Jun'r. James Nicholson, 
fellow bondsman. Lib. E, p. 504. 

1739, June 4. Foster, Joseph, of Newark, Essex Co., weaver; will 
of. "Being administrator on the estate of my deceased father, Nathan 
Foster." Mother, Mary Foster. Sisters — Abigail Harrison, Mary, 
Sarah and Damanis Foster. Brother — Job Foster. Expected child. 
Land my father purchased of Ebenezer Lyon Jan. 28, 1724-5. Execu- 
tors — wife, Bethiah, Benjamin Crane of Newark, and uncle Joseph 
Lyon. Witnesses — Samuel Beach, Israel Crane, Nehemiah Grumman. 
Proved Aug. 18, 1742. Lib. C, p. 533. 

1742, Aug. 24. Inventory, £270.00.03; made by Christopher Wood and 
Benjamin Lyon. 

1737, Dee. 22. Foster, Nathan, of Newark, Essex Co. Inventory of 
personal estate (£181.08.07), includes young negro, £20. Made by 
Stephen Browne, Christopher Wood. 

1737, Feb. 25. Mary Foster, widow, renounces her right to administer 
in favor of her son. 

1737, Feb. 27. Adm'r, Joseph Forster, the son. Ezekiel Crane, fellow 
bondsman. Lib. C, p. 190. 

1747, Nov. 28. Foster, William, of Mannington, Salem Co., farmer; 
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will of. Daughters — Mary (eldest), Rebecca (second), and Elizabeth 
(youngest). Wife, Ann, sole executrix. Witnesses — Archibald Ham- 
llton, James Deaton, Patrick Gray. Proved 12 Dec, 1747. 

Lib. 5, p. 415. 

1747, Dec. 11. Inventory, £94.8.4 ; made by Hance Bilderback, Jona- 
than Dickinson. 

1750, Aug. 8. Account (signed "John Howman") shows moneys paid to 
Benj. Taylor (Vaneculaw's bond). Casper Sacks (bond), Rich. Gibbon, 
Matts. Holshon, Isaac Savoys, Jacob Coles, Lawrence Poison, Mercy 
Wilder, Joseph Hawks, Cha. Empson, Thomas Parsons, Eliza. Driver, 
Henry Peterson, Andrew Vaneman. Gabriel Galbo, Andrew Grace, Charles 
Dalbo, Robert Howard. Alexander King, Jacob Cornelison, Sarah Peterson, 
John Pitman, Martin Morton, Ezekiel Hardin, Thos. Clayton, Caleb Caplen. 

1750, Oct. 5. Fountayn, Charles, of Somerset Co., son and heir of 
Jaquess Fountayn. Asks to show cause why the will of Jaques Fon- 
tayn should not be proved. Lib. E, p. 455. 

1.732, Jan. 16. Fourot, Henry, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. Adm'x, 

Elizabeth Fourot. Lib. B, p 347. 

1732, Oct. 27. Inventory, £161.0.0 ; made by Henry Langstaffe and . 

1731, April 19. Fowler, John, Jun„ of New Hanover, Burlington Co., 
blacksmith. Int. Inventory, £294.5.7; made by Richard Harrison 
and John King. 

1731, Sept. 8. Adm'x, Elizabeth Fowler, widow. Joshua Wright and 
John Steward, yeomen, of same place, fellow bondsmen. Lib. 3, p. 137. 

1732, Jan. 10. Account. Payments to John Arney, William Cook, Sam'l 
Wardell, Israel Pemberton, Samuel Rogers, William Chapman, Samuel 
Woodward, Joseph Myers, John Tantum (for 2 coffins), Wm. Beaks, James 
Hancock, John Schooley, Joseph Reckless, Rob't Chapman, Isaac Harrow, 
Eliza. Lawrence, Sam'l Embley, John Rumford, John Bunting, Geo. Sat- 
terthwaite, Wm. Woodward, Wm. Harrison. 

1732, Nov. 24. Fox, Mary, of New Hanover, Burlington Co., widow; 
will of. Children — Thomas, William, Elizabeth and Lemuel, all under 
age. Dau., Elizabeth, to be placed with sister Sarah until she is 16. 
Real and personal estate. Executors — friends John Burr and John 
Crosman. Witnesses — William Davis, Samuel Edge and John Budd. 
Proved Dec. 23, 1732. Lib. 3, p. 232. 

1732, Dec. 14. Inventory, £194.3.7; made by Preserved Brown and 
Samuel Curtis. 

1744, Jan. 17. Fraser, William, of Providence, one of the Bahama 
Islands. Adm'r, John Watson, of Perth Amboy, principal creditor. 

Lib. D, p. 227. 

1742, April 28. Frazee, Benoni, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
carpenter; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Children — Edward, George, 
Henry and Sarah, all under age. Land joining land of Richard Jones; 
land bought of Samuel Frazee, joining land of William Porter. 
Executors — Samuel Oliver, John Marsh, Jr., Jonathan Frazee of Wood- 
bridge. Witnesses — John Rolph, Richard Jones, Samuel Scuder. Prov- 
ed June 19, 1742. Lib. C, p. 511. 

1731-2, Jan. 3. Frazee, Edward (Capt.), of Elizabeth Town, Essex 
Co.; will of. Eldest daughters — Elizabeth Crow, Sarah Craig and 



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Humus Heirs (Hears) ; three youngest daughters — Effiah, Mary, and 
Mercy Frazee. Side-saddle given to dau. Mary's mother, Marcy, by 
her deceased grandmother, Mary Olliver. 'Real and personal estate. 
Executors — friend Ezekiel Bloomfield, and brother-in-law David Ol- 
liver. Witnesses — John Terrill, John Frazee, Benony Frazee. Proved 
June «, 1733. Lib. B, p. 410. 

1733, June 14. Inventory, £102.17.05; made by Wm. Robison and Peter 
Simons. 

1748, Jan. 10. Frazee, Elizabeth, widow of Benoni Frazee, of Essex 
Co.; nuncupative will of. John Lee, boatman, made oath 'that the 
decedent being very sick, and her daughter "a poor ailing child," she 
desired her to have the best bed,' etc. Lib. E, p. 232. 

1748, Jan. 5. Inventory, £90.18.01%; made by Eliphalet Frasee and 
Richard Jones. 

1748, Jan. 10. Adm'r, Jonathan Frasee, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. 
Michael Moore, fellow bondsman. Witness — John Lee. Lib. E, p. 232. 

1749, Jan. 24. Account. Payments to John Lee, "for taking care of the 
children and making a cot for Edward," Wrightling Edwards, William 
Springer, Joseph Shot well, Elizabeth Hampton, Samuel Oliver, David Hat- 
field, William Grant, John Mot, Richard Miles, Gershom Moores, Stephen 
Burres, Doctor Ichabod Burnet and John Marsh. 

1740, Feb. 12. Frazee (Fraser), George, of the Borough of Eliza- 
beth, Essex Co., gentleman; will of. Body to be interred near my 
father and mother on Staten Island. George, son of brother William 
Fraser, estate in Europe or America. Executors — Philip Kearny, of 
Middlesex Co., gent., and Elias Grazilier, of Elizabeth Town. Wit- 
nesses — Gershom Higgins, Joseph Hetfield, Tho. Jackman. Proved 
Feb. 25, 1740. Lib. c - P- 396 - 

1741, Aug. 26. Frazee, James, of the Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Ann. Mother, Margrett Frazee. Three daugh- 
ters under ten years of age; no names given. Margaret Chanders, 
at 18 years. Expected child. Executors — William Brown, John Skin- 
er, Benoni Frazee. Witnesses — John Rolph, Richard Jones, Benjamin 
Crowell. Proved Sept. 26, 1741. Lib. C, p. 437. 

1741-2, Jan. 28. Frazee, Margaret, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
widow; will of. Children — Eliphalet, Esther (wife of William Brown) 
and Elizabeth (wife of Samuel Barns). Children of daughters Mary, 
Ruth, and Phebe, deceased. Children of son James, deceased. Child 
of daughter "Posthume," deceased. Executors — son Eliphalet, and 
sons-in-law William Brown and Samuel Barns. Witnesses — Jno. 
"Waller, Samuel Stone, David Inslee. Proved June 19, 1747. 

Lib. E, p. 57. 

1749, May 20. Frazee, Mercy, of Essex Co. Orphan upwards of 
14 years. Samuel Oliver, guardian. William Springer, fellow bonds- 
man. Lib. E, p. 298. 

* 
1749-50, Jan. 24. Freeman, Edward, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Children — Moses, William, Benoni and Katherine 
Ross. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and 
son Benoni. Witnesses — Joseph Shotwell, Daniel Shotwell, Josiah 
Davis. Proved May 16, 1750. Lib. E, p. 400. 



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1739. Nov. 23. Frerman, Samuel, of Somerset Co., carpenter. Int. 
Adm'r.' John Freeman, only son and heir. Fellow bondsman — Simon 
Wyckoff. Witnesses— Rachel Harrison, Tho. Bartow. Lib. C, p. 297. 

1739. Nov. 26. Inventory, £198.14.0; made by Jan Stryker. Jan 
Wyckof. Debtors— Geo. Brazier, William Ouke, Derick Schuyler, Jacob 
Jannary. Hendrik Fisher, Tomanse Williamson, Andrie Norwood, Moses 
LauZada, Abraham Schuler. John Wicof, Peter Wicof, John Bennit, 
Thomas Andrison, Will. Wood, Lyla Hoagland, Niclas Williamson, Thomas 
Quick. John Manty, Isac Kip, Jacob Mananda, John Rose, Symon Van- 
asdalla, Stofil Vanasdalla, Garrit Durland, John Shubar, Cornedus Van- 
anglak. John Swiker, Daniel Hendrickson, Hendrick Vanlanat. 

1746, July 5. Freeze, Abraham, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Brothers— Isaac and Joseph. Naomi Biles, daughter of John 
Biles, deceased, residue of estate when eighteen, if she dies in minor- 
ity, then to her mother, Elizabeth Bils. Friend Elizabeth Biles, 
executrix. Witnesses— Sarah Overton, Alexander Biles, Martha Biles. 
Proved June 28, 1749. Elizabeth Moore, late Elizabeth Biles, execu- 
trix, sworn same day. Lib - 6 - P- 273> 

1749, June 17. Inventory (£32.16.0) includes debts due from Elizabeth 
Bested'er and Timothy Becker (?). Made by Josiah Furman and Thomas 
Burroughs. Jr. 

1737, March 11. Freeman, Thomas, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. 
Adm'x, Grace Freeman, his widow. Daniel Coxe, Esq., and Daniel 
Coxe, Jr., Esq., fellow bondsmen. Burlington Wills, 3013 C. 

1747. Sept. lO. French, Benjamin, of Bordentown, Burlington Co., 
joyner; will of. W T ife, Martha, and son Richard. Real and personal 
estate.' Executor— brother William French. Witnesses— Joseph Till- 
ton, Sam'l Farnsworth, Ju'r, Thos. Folkes. Lib. 5, p. 375. 

1747, Sept. 19. Inventory, £278 ; made by Thos. Folkes, Jno. Imlay, 
Sam'll Shourds, Jur. Includes house and lot in Bordentown, and 10 
acres adjoining Wm. French. 

1740, June 21. French, Edward, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man Int. Administration on estate granted to Thomas French, of 
same, yeoman. Lib - 4 - P- 243 " 

1740, June 21. Inventory, £39.7.9%; made by John Means and Joseph 
Heritage. 

1745, 24th day, 7th mo. (Sept.). Freneh, Richard, of Mansfield, Bur- 
lington Co.; will of. Wife, Mary. Children— Richard, Thomas, Ben- 
jamin, Jonathan, William, Elizabeth (wife of William Schooley), Mary 
(wife of Preserved Brown), Rebeckah (wife of Benjamin Shreve), 
Sarah (wife of William Marling), and Abigail (wife of Jacob Taylor). 
Real and personal estate. Executor— son William. Witnesses— Wil- 
liam Sunderland, Benjamin Shreve, Sam'l Harris. Proved Nov. 9, 1745. 

Lib. 5, p. 196. 

1745, 25th day, 8th mo. (Oct.). Inventory of the personal estate, 
£542.14.8 ; made by Samuel Wright, Michael Newbold and Barzillai New- 
bold. 

1747, April 17. French, Richard, of the Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Children — Richard, John, Robert, Sarah (wife 
of Amos Butler), Elizabeth (wife of Samuel Anderson), and Joanna, 



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Phebe and Ann, last three under age. Sons of son Richard; no names 
mentioned. Land on Turkey Road bought of William Broadwell, de- 
ceased. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, Charles Hole, schoolmaster, and 
Joseph Willis, blacksmith. Witnesses — James Hindes, Joshua Marsh, 
Daniel Potter. Proved July 17, 1747. 

1747, July 29. Elizabeth French, the widow, declines to act. Witness — 
Zerobubel North. Lib - E - P- 169 - 

1747, July 25. Inventory of personal estate (£120.04.06), includes 
bonds of Samuel Robinson. Jacob Wright, the widow Elizabeth French, 
Richard French, Jun'r, Samuel Woodruff, merchant. Made by John Stits 
and Daniel Potter. 

1732, Aug. 29. French, Thomas, of Northampton, Burlington Co. 
Account of Thomas French and James Wills executors, showing pay- 
ments to William Collum, Jno. Briggs, Ann Lamb, Daniel Wills, Wm. 
Murrell, Rich'd Smith, Dorothy Large, Wm. Allcott, Wm. Cramer, 
Joseph Hilliard, Thomas Bishop, Edward Shippin, Richard Jones, Jon- 
athan Wright, John Briggs, Thos. Griffith, William Bishop, John An- 
derson, Samuel Woolston, John Budd, Titan Leeds, John Brown, 
Michael Woolston, Joseph Stephen, Jacob Lamb, Isaac DeCow, Mary 
Wood, Thomas Bryan, James Wills, Charles French (in full of his 
legacy), Enoch Fenton (in full of his wife's legacy), Joshua Wool- 
ston (in full of his wife's legacy), Thomas French (one of the sons, 
his legacy), Sarah French, Charles French, Ju'r. In accomptants 
hands £12 to be paid Samuel and Rachel W T ickward, two of the lega- 
tees at 21 years. Burlington Wills; (reference not found). 

1745, 26th day, 6th mo. (Aug.). French, Thomas, Sr., of Chester, 
Burlington Co., yeoman; will of. Wife (not named). Sons — Joseph 
and Robert. Daughter Mary's four sons. Real and personal estate. 
Executors — sons Robert and Thomas. Witnesses — Joshua Bispham, 
Nathan Middleton, Sam'l Atkinson. Proved Nov. 1, 1745, by Thomas 
French, at which time Robert French disclaimed. Witnesses — Sam'l. 
Atkinson, Joseph Heritage. Lib. 5, p. 190. 

1745, Oct. 17. Inventory of the personal estate, £215.7; made by 
Joseph Heritage and Sam'l Atkinson. 

1749, April 17. Friend, Charles, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. Cousin, Andrew Friend, at 21, to have all estate. If he dies 
under age, his brother, Isaac Friend, to have the same. Andrew to 
live with my executor, John Holman, until he will be 17, and then 
apprenticed to a tailor. Witnesses — Robt. Howard, Elinor Hawkes, 
Mary Wilder. Sworn and affirmed, 26 April, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 300. 

1749, April 24. Inventory, £65.1% ; made by Robt. Howard, Jacob Cor- 
nelison. 

1737, March 8. Friend, Johannes, of Penn's Neck, Salem Co., hus- 
bandman; will of. Sons — Andrew and Charles, executors, and to have 
equally the plantation (330 acres) on which I live. "In case Matias 
Skaaging don't pay £30. for the plantation he lives on, then said 
sons shall enjoy the same; also 270 acres in the County of Gloster, 
Greenwich township." Other sons — Neals, Ephraim and John. 
Daughters — Nanne, Mary and Sary (who has a daughter). Witnesses 
— Andrew Hallcop, Cristena Stallop, Sary Bilderbak. Proved Feb. 1, 
1737-8. Lib - 4 - P- 144> 

1737-8, Jan. 12. Inventory, £93.11.3. 



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1743. Sept. 1. Krlteta, Phillip, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r, Hans 
Michael, miller, and John Michael, of the head of Alloways Creek, 
yeoman. Bondsman — Abner Penton, Salem, gent. All of said County. 

Salem Wills, 687 Q. 

1743. Sept. 3. Inventory. £36.14.3; made by Saml. Purviance, Peter 
Dufell. 

1743, Sept. 20. Additional inventory. £5.10. Same appraisers. 

1739, Dec. 4. Frost. John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Edithy 
Frost, the widow, resigns right of administration. Witnesses — John 
Forman, John Seares, Samuel Leonard. Lib. C, p. 299. 

1739, Dec. 5. Inventory, £22.8.1 ; made by Samuel Leonard and Jon. 
Seares. 

1739, Dec. 12. Josiah Halstead. receipt for a coffin (£1) ; witnessed 
by Patrick Devlin. 

1739, Dec. 15. Adm'r, Julius Sutton, of Monmouth County, principal 
creditor. Aaron Forman. same County, fellow bondsman. 

1739-40, Feb. 22. William Bills, receipt for rent, a barrel of cider for 
the burial and screws for the coffin. Witnessed by Samuel Leonard. 
John Eatton's name mentioned. 

1727, Jan. 16. Frost, Thomas, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Land purchased of the Minister and Church Wardens 
of St. Peter's Church. Children of my three brothers, Robert, James 
and William Frost; each of the six children at 21 years. Executors — 
wife, Elizabeth, Rev. William Skinner, Robert King and John Bar- 
clay, gentleman. Real and personal estate. Witnesses — John Sharp, 
John Thomas, Richard Aikeand. Proved March 22, 1731-2. 

Lib. B, p. 245. 

1744, Jan. 5. Fryer, Anthony, of Town and Co. of Burlington, 
gent.; will of. Sister's son, Samuel Rawlins, living in City of Landon. 
William Sorsby, of City of Burlington. Anthony, son of Matthew 
Allen, my executor. Witnesses — Joseph Stokes, Robert Bishop, John 
Morris. Proved Jan. 24, 1744. Lib. 5, 75. 

1749, April 5. Fnllerton, James, of Somerset Co., farmer; will of. 
Children — James, Mary, Elizabeth, Jean and John (all minors). Exe- 
cutors — Ephraim Lockheart and William Loggan (Logan). Witnesses 
— John M. Gallird, Robt. Shannon, Mary M. McDowel. Proved 13 
April, 1749. Lib. E, p. 291. 

1749, April 18. Inventory (£198.18.4) includes a gun and sword (£1.10), 
"William Jones' book debts £102.3," 3 bonds £15, £40, £12. Debtors — 
Mr. James McKray, Wilker, Robert Barclay and Christopher Holme. 
Appraisers — Ralph Smith, W T illiam Colwell. 

1736, March 15. Fullerton, John, of Essex Co., clerk. Int. Eliza- 
beth Fullerton renounces administration of her husband's estate. 
Witnesses — Francis Nealson, Rob't Crommelin. 

1736-7, March 18. Adm'rs, Edward Vaughn, clerk, and Anthony Duane, 
merchant, principal creditors. Witness — William Skinner. Lib. C, p. 159. 

1732, May 6. Furman, Samuel, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, plantation for life; then to son Josiah. Sons 
William, David and Jonathan. Son, Josiah, executor. Witnesses — 
Jemina Hunt, Mary Houghton, Thomas Houghton. Proved August 2, 
1732. Lib. 3, p. 206. 



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1732, June 13. Inventory (£62.16.5) includes a Bible. Made by Thomas 
Houghton and Joseph Price. 

1749, Dec. 16. Furnian. Thomas, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Sons — John and Ralph, min- 
ors. Mother, Hannah Furman. Brother, Samuel Furman. Sisters — 
Rebecca and Sarah Furman. Executors — brother Samuel Furman and 
wife's brother, John Hart. Witnesses — John Steel, Samuel Carman 
and Christopher Search. Proved March 12, 1749-50. Lib. 6, p. 328. 

1749-50, Feb. 2. Inventory (£340.14.7) includes a sword and planta- 
tion of 115 acres. Made by Jonathan Furman and Thomas Hunt. 

1764, May 22. Account. Mentions Mary Stevens, Thomas Kitchin, 
John Hageman, Joseph Wright, Moore Furman, James Bennet, Stephen 
Baldwin, Jacob Ball, Dinah Pettitt, Jonas Sutton, John Porter, John Allen, 
John Lamberd, William Ruttinghout, William Barag, Jacob Swallows, 
Charles Hoff, Garrett Williamson, Johanis Case, John Lewis, Peter Allair, 
Rebecca Furman, John McGreigh, Jonathan Furman, Benjamin Shuttle- 
worth, Thomas Hunt, Some Cody, John Hawkings, Samuel Fleming, Henry 
Landis, Jacob Arnwine, Samuel Furman (the father), Francis Quick. 

1733, 2nd mo. (April), 2nd da. Gadsby, Sarah, of Cooper Creek, 
Gloucester Co.; will of. Sons — Josiah Shivers (married); he to have 
the house in which I live, and to pay my daughter, Hannah Shivers, 
£10 annually for five years); John and Samuel Shivers (married). 
Daughter, Mary, wife of Thomas Bate. Sole executor — son, John 
Shivers. Mentions her "husband John Shivers" and a John Colling. 
Witnesses — Mary Champion, Jonathan Belton, John Kay. Affirmed 
14 July, 1733. Lib. 3, p. 350. 

1733, 5th mo. (July), 13th da. Inventory of "Sarah, widow of Thomas 
Gadsby, late of Cooper's Creek in Waterford, Gloucester Co." (£131-02-2) 
includes negroes, Nancy £40, Hager (girl) £10. Appraisers — John Kay, 
Jonathan Bellton. 

1731, Deo. 7. Gain, Mary, widow of Samuel Gaill, of Great Egg 
Harbor, Gloucester Co.; will of. Daughters — Heaster Risley, Mary 
Addoms and Diana Risley. Gifts to Meary, daughter of Diana Risley, 
Jeremiah Risley and Mary Homan. Executors — son John and David 
Covenovin; they to divide the estate among my children and two of 
my grand-children (Thomas and Micaijah, children of Peter Cown- 
ovin deceased). Witnesses — Peter White, David Williams, Stephen 
Morris. Proved 26 January, 1731. Lib. 3, p. 175. 

1732, March 29. Inventory, £73.19.2; made by Peter White, Stephen 
Morris. 

1748, April 2. Gale, David, of Egg Harbour, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Inventory of the personal estate, £119.15; made by John 
Dearndale and William Brookfield. 

1748, April 7. Adm'x, Mary Gale, widow, of Little Egg Harbour. Abel 
Gale, of same, fellow bondsman. Lib. 5, p. 439. 

1730, Sept. 19. Gale, Samuel, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, sole executrix, and to have plantation 
swamps at Landing Creek and Swamp Bay, back lands and personal 
estate during life. At decease plantation to be rented' for the benefit 
of grand-daughter, Mary Risley, until her brother Samuel Risley will 
be of age. In case of his death without issue, the estate to descend 



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to the next heirs of his mother, Diana Risley. Legacies to mother 
Dina Geall, brother David Geal, nephew Able Geall (to be paid 3 years 
after he will be of age). Executors: after my wife's decease — John 
Cowneovar and Benjamin Ingersul (my neighbors). Witnesses — 
John Covnover, Benjamin Ingersull, Stephen Morris. Sworn at 
Sharon, Burlington Co., 31 July, 1749. 

1744, April 25. "Stephen Morris and Benjamin Ingolson testified that 
Samuel Gale left a legacy to Abil Gail, son of David Gail in the presence 
of the aforesaid witnesses. Stephen Morris (who wrote the will) saith 
not, and Benjamin Ingolson saith not. The will was delivered to John 
Cownover till called for." (Signed) James Somers, (Justice of the Peace). 

Gloucester Wills, 420 H. 

1733, March 11. Gnndouett, Francis, of Salem Town and County, 
gent.; will of. Wife, Anna, sole executrix, to have personal estate, 
she paying to son, Francis Gandouett, when 21, half value thereof. 
Said son to be put in care of his grand-father, Samuel Smith, until of 
age. Witnesses — John Pierson, Thos. Cooke, Danl. Mestayer. Proved 
20 March 1733. Lib. 3, p. 406. 

1734, April 1. Inventory (£147.3.8) includes "drugs and medicines and 
small things," £3.17.6 ; case of bottles, a pare of scales, brass mortar, 
£0.18 ; law books and other books, £31.10 ; "Coyler's Dictoanery and Sup- 
liment," etc. Appraisers — Thos. Mason, Ranier Vanhist 

1748, June 27. Gandy, John, late of "Morris's River," Cumberland 
Co. Int. Adm'x, Susanna Gandy, widow. Fellow bondsmen — Joseph 
Lord, late of Cumberland Co., and Joseph Savage of Cape May. 

Lib. 6, p. 19. 

1748, June 25. Inventory (£130.7.9) includes cattle, horses and swine. 
Appraisers — Joseph Lord, Joseph Savage. 

1748, June 27. Gandy, Samuel, late of "Morris River," Cumber- 
land Co. Int. Adm'x, Hannah Gandy, of Gloucester Co., widow. 
Fellow bondsmen — Joseph Lord, late of Cumberland Co., and Joseph 
Savage, of Cape May County. Lib. 6, p. 18. 

1748, June 21. Inventory (£389.06.5) includes cedar timber and 
shingles; also cattle, horses, sheep and swine, £268.11.0. Appraisers — 
John Willets, Joseph Savage. 

1748, May 21. Gandy, Thomas (no place mentioned) but of Cumber- 
land Co.; will of. Wife. Son, Aaron, land in line with Isaac Garri- 
son's land, to the mouth of a small creek that puts out of the "great 
tide pond" on the north side; thence till it intercepts John Ogden's 
land; then along Daniel Ogden's line, bounding therewith to Isaac 
Garrison's land. Also Y 2 of undivided marsh below Ware Creek, 
belonging to Thomas Gandy. Son, David, my other land and marsh. 
Daughters — Patience (married), Catherine, Sarah (married), Mary, 
Phebe, Hannah, Priscilla, Rebecca, (last three to be bound out to 
learn trades) and Naomy. Executors — son-in-law Nathan Shaw, John 
Ogden. Witnesses — Daniel Ogden, Elizabeth Ogden, Isaac Garrison. 
Proved 5 September, 1748. Lib. 6, p. 506. 

1748, Aug. 31. Inventory (£180.12.3) includes cattle, horses, swine and 
books (£16.4.6). Appraisers — Henry Pierson, Daniel Ogden. 

1749, April 5. Gardiner, Andrew, Town and County of Salem, "Doc- 
tor of Physick"; will of. Wife, Hope. Son, James, to have lot and 
marsh in Manington purchased of John Rolfe and lot in the same 



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place bought of William Chandler. Daughter, Elinor, the Gardiner 
land in the Town of Greenwich. Son, Henry. Executors — wife and 
"brother-in-law, Obidiah Robins. Witnesses — Abiel Carll, Saml. Mc- 
Channan, Geo. Trenchard. Proved 20 April, 1749. Lib. 7, p. 261. 

1742, 5th day, 6th mo. (Aug.). Gardiner, Joseph, of Chesterfield, 
Burlington Co.; will of. Children — John, James, Katherine and Anne, 
all under age. Negro girl to be free at 30. Land in Bordentown I 
bought of Richard Skirm. Executors — wife Katherine, and brothers- 
in-law Thomas and John Ridgway. Witnesses — Amos Willitts, Joseph 
Rogers, Jos. Reckless. Proved Sept. 15, 1742. Lib. 4, p. 329. 

1742, Sept. 15. Inventory, £576.17 ; made by William Bunting and 
Sam'el Woodward, includes 4 Bibles and other books. 

1731, May 28. Gardiner, Mathew, of Wellingborrow, Burlington Co., 
mariner; will of. Children — Thomas, Abraham and Mary, all under 
age. Kinsman Joseph Furnis and sister's children. Land now in pos- 
session of John Allen and George Willis, and house and lot in pos- 
session of William Snowden; also land on River Delaware adjoining 
Johnson. Executors — wife, Sarah, and friend Richard Smith, Jun'r, 
of Burlington, merchant. Witnesses — Robert Lucas, Robert Lucas, 
Jun'r, Sam. Scattergood. Proved Sept. 3, 1731. Lib. 3, p. 148. 

1731, Aug. 3. Inventory. £260.8.11 ; made by Robert Lucas and Sam. 
Scattergood. Includes quadrant scale, Callinder and Atkinson's Epitomy ; 
also hay in partnership with Tho : Hunlock ; bond from Jos : Overton and 
Sam'l Wilson, and a negro man Simon. 

1749, May 23. Gardner (Gardiner), Richard, Sr., of Morris Co. Int. 
Adm'r, Richard Gardner, Jr., yeoman. Bondsman, Richard Fitz Ran- 
dolph, of Perth Amboy. 

1749, May 18. Renunciation. Subscribers give consent to Richard 
Gardner to administer on his father's estate. Witnesses — Hannah Gardi- 
ner, Rachel Collard, Eljih Collard. 

1749, May 29. Inventory (£85.18.6) includes silver ware, £2.8.0; a box 
iron and goose, 12 shillings. Appraisers^Samuel Crowell. Jon. Herring. 

1750, April 25. Account. Paid to Patrick Macaslin, Isamuel Wash- 
bourn, Peter Courter, Abram Winfeald, Jon. Yarrenton, Samuel Gale, 
Joseph Lawrence, Richard Michel, Peter Decker, William Mountgomery, 
Isaac Tarsort. Morris Wills, 19 N. 

1733, July 15. Garliek, Joshua, Jr., of Cape May Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'r, Joshua Garliek, Sr. Fellow bondsman, John Garliek, both of 
aforesaid County. Witnesses — Jacob Spicer, Silvanus Garliek. 

Lib. 3, p. 357. 

1733, July 21. Account (£50.04.4) includes cattle and sheep. Sworn 
before Jacob Spicer, Surrogate. 

1746, Apr. 20. Garliek, Joshua, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Lucy, to have wool and leather at Elisha Hand's, and all my 
flax if she lives at Cape May. Mentions wife's daughter, Sarah 
Brooks. Son, John, and grandson Richard Stites (son of my daughter 
Abigail Stites), to have equally my right in the plantation belonging 
to the "Prispeteren Society." Daughters — Abigail Stites, Phebe Smith, 
Rebecca Johnston (had children), and grandson, Abenor Church 
(under age). Cattle at Cohansey, and bond due from Ebenezer John- 
son, to my daughter Abigail Stites and her son Richard. Executors — 



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Daughter, Abigail, and grandson, Richard Stites. Witnesses — David 
Cresey, Ephraim Edwards, Elijah Hughes. Proved 6 Aug., 1746. 

Lib. 5, p. 313. 

1746, Aug. 6. Inventory of personal estate, £38.11.6; made by Jeremiah 
Hand, Ephraim Edwards. 

1750. Sept. 20. Garral, Rebecca, of Alloway's Creek, Salem Co.; 
will of. Children — John, Mary, Hannah, Susanah. Executor — Benja- 
min Thompson. Witnesses — Amos Penton, Nathaniel Thompson, Isaac 
Thompson. Proved Dec. 8, 1750 . Lib. 6, p. 412. 

1749, April 12. Garrison, Frederick, Junior, of Salem. Int. Adm'r, 
Joshua Garrison. Bondsman, Daniel Garrison. Lib. 6, p. 279. 

1749, April 17. Inventory (£18.1.6) taken at Pilesgrove, Salem County. 
Appraisers — Joseph Champneys, Daniel Garrison. 

1749, March 14. Account. Monies paid Willm. Conkelyn, Joseph Tasey, 
Danl. Garrison, Joseph Champneys, Nicholas Gibbon, Abdon Abbit, Archi- 
bald McColtestor, Alexander Moore. 

1747, March 10. Garrison, John T., of Salem County. Int. Adm'x, 
Elizabeth Garrison. Bondsman, Abraham Garrison. Witnesses — 
Thomas Nichols, Nich. Gibbon. Lib. 6, p. 50. 

1747, March 9. Inventory, £78.18 ; made by Abraham Garrison, Thomas 

Nichols. 

1745, Dec. 23. Garritsen (Gerritsen), Jacobus, of Somerset Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Sara, the use of real and personal estate during 
widowhood to bring up the two children. Son, Jacobus, to have the 
home-plantation in Somerset Co., if he is of age at remarriage or 
decease of widow, and to pay daughter, Sara, £200. If these children 
die under lawful age without issue, their portions shall go to "my 
brothers and sisters and to my wife's brothers and sisters." Execu- 
tor — brother, Rem Gerritsen. Overseers — brother, Samuel Gerritsen, 
and "brother-and-law," John Koerte. Witnesses — WMlem Cornel, Wil- 
liam Williamson, Isaac Voorhest. Proved 3 June 1746. Lib. D, p. 391. 

1746, June 5. Inventory (£492.11.3) includes 30 acres of wheat, £30; 
negroes — man "Toom," £50 and girl, Pegge, £40 ; Dutch testament with 
silver clasps 3s. Made by Lucas Voorhees, Nicholas Veghte, William Cor- 
nel. Obligations, £274. 

1744, 22nd day, 5th mo. (July). Garwood, Thomas, of Evesham, 
Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, Margaret, sole executrix. Children — 
William, John, Daniel, Thomas, Isaiah, Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, Ann 
and Ester. Land adjoining Michael Branins. Witnesses — John Col- 
lins, Michel Branin, William Foster. Proved April 23, 1745. 

Lib. 7, p. 163. 

1750, 24th day, 6th mo. (Aug.). Gaskill, Samuel, Jun'r, of North- 
ampton, Burlington Co., wheelwright; will of. Daughter, Meribah. 
Real and personal estate. Executors — wife and Samuel Cripps. Wit- 
nesses — Ebenezer Mott, Adam Farquhar, Jun'r, Henry Jones, Jun'r. 
Proved Jan. 9, 1750. Lib. 7, p. 88. 

1750, 8th day, 11th mo. (Jan.). Inventory, £116.6.8; made by Josiah 
Southwick and John Ewin. 

1748, 6 mo. (Aug.), 21st da. Gerrard, Robert, of Greenwich Town- 



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ship, Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of. Real and personal estate to be 
sold (except two lots in Philadelphia for wife Margret). Money from 
the sale to be divided into twelve equal parts for the wife (2 parts) 
and children: William, Sarah (wife of Martain Bickham), Margret 
(wife of John Sparks), Elizabeth (wife of John Chew), Thomas, Givin 
(daughter), Miles (not 21), Jain (not 18), Damsin (not 18), and 
Hackels (not 18). Executors — wife, son William, and Joshua Lord. 
Witnesses — Wm. Wilkins, Edward Hollinshead, Garret Vanaman. 
Sworn and affirmed, 22 Oct., 1748. Lib. 6, p. 79. 

1748, 8 mo. (Oct.), 11, 12 and 13 days. Inventory (£460.06.10) includes 
negro man and his bed, £60 ; Bible, £1 ; cattle and sheep, £39.05 ; rye lent 
to John Sparks, blacksmith ; Indian corn to Martain Bickham. Appraisers 
-^•Jacob Cozens, Wm. Wilkins. 

1744, June 4. Gibbon, Leonard, of Salem Co., gent.; will of. "I give 
equally to my sons Leonard and John Gibbon, when of age, my tract 
of land called Mount Gibbon. The personal estate to be sold (except 
my negro Sambo, his wife and children) and the interest money neces- 
sary with the rents from the plantation shall be for the maintaining 
and schooling of my said sons, who at 14, shall be apprenticed," etc. 
If both die under age and without issue, tract and personal estate 
devised to brother Nicholas Gibbon, "whom I appoint executor, with 
William Hancock to act in case of death with my said sons." Wit- 
nesses: Lewis Jones, Hannah Bate, Isaac Browne. Affirmed 4 July, 
1744. Lib. 9, p. 2. 

1744, July 4. Letters testamentary granted to Nicholas Gibbon, one 
of the executors, (Leonard and John Gibbon not being of lawful age). 

1744, July 2. Inventory of "Leonard Gibbon, Esq.," (£585.00.6.) in- 
cludes cattle, £87.5 ; wheat, £87.6.3 ; silver tankard ; large Bible and Nel- 
son's Justice, £4; negro called "Will," £32. Appraisers — Benoni Dare, 
Ranier Vanhist, Esq. 

1750, April 3. Gibbs, Francis, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Children — Richard, Francis, Elizabeth and 
Mary. Real and personal estate. Executors — Benjamin and Joseph 
Talman. Witnesses — Caleb Scattergood, Thomas Thompson, Job Tal- 
mann. Proved May 9, 1750. Lib. 6, p. 345. 

1750, May 8. Inventory, £319.3.4%; made by John Antram and Job 
Talman. Includes bonds and bills due from John Thorn, Wm. French, 
Isaac Cogel, James Pugsley, Thos. Hays, John Imlay, Peter Kerlin, 
Jonathan Scattergood, John Buffin, Joseph Atkinson. John Atkinson, 
Matthew Forsyth, Caleb Scattergood, Joseph Branson, James Bell, Daniel 
Parker, John Hutchin, Wm. Ricketts. 

1752, Oct. 23. Account of the executors showing payments to Richard, 
Elizabeth and Francis Gibbs, Joshua Gile, Jos. Scattergood, Thomas 
Woodward. William Pancoast, Job Ridgway, Alex'r Grant, Joseph Pope, 
Benj. Gibbs, Jos. Atkinson, Pet. Hersey, Jos. English, Ann Shaw. John 
Antram, Henry Delalush, John Allen, John Buffin, John English. Isaac 
Gibbs, Jun'r, Jos. Wright, Peter Kurlin, Jas. Pugges. 

1742-3, Jan. 18. Gibbs, Isaac, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Ann, 1-3 of moveable 'estate, she paying Rebeckah, 
widow of Richard Gibbs, £10. Children of son, Richard, dec'd— Isaac, 
Joseph, Rebeckah and Susannah; the sons to have plantations ad- 
joining Joseph Pope, John Bufing and Michael Newbold. Children — 
Francis, Isaac, John and Sarah Dickinson. The children of son Isaac 



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Gibbs, by his first wife, viz., Benjamin, Hanah, Sarah Hutchin, Mary, 
Marcey, Jonathan, Joshua, Susannah, Isaac and Rebeckah. Children 
of son John, viz., Robert, Martin, Elizabeth, Edward and Richard. 
Executors — son, Francis, and Joseph Pope. Witnesses — William Pan- 
coast, Caleb Scattergood, Joshua Scattergood. Proved June 23, 1750. 

1749, . Joseph Pope declines to accept executorship. 

Lib. 6, p. 318. 

1749, Sept. 22. Inventory, £805.18; made by Benja. Tallman and Jos. 
Talman. 

1750, June 16. Bond of Joseph Pope, yeoman, of Mansfield, as ad- 
ministrator of estate, left unadministered by Francis Gibbs. William 
Skeeles, fellow bondsman. 

1767, July 20. Account of Samuel Black, one of the executors of Joseph 
Pope, dec'd, who was surviving executor of Isaac Gibbs, Sen'r, of Mans- 
field. Payments to J. Scattergood, Peter Harvey, Benj. Talman, WTm. 
Picketts, Benjamin Gibbs, F. Hammel, Eliz. Cowgill, Ann Cowgill ; and 
legacies paid Jno. Allen in right of his wife, Rebeckah, Jno. Hutchin in 
right of his wife, Benj., Jno. and Mary Gibbs, Raworth Beck in right of 
his wife, Jno. Hammel, Jun'r, in right of his wife, Joshua, Susannah, Isaac, 
Jun'r, and Rebecca Gibbs, executors of F. Gibbs, Sarah Dickinson, Isaac, 
Martin and Rob't Gibbs, Eliz. Davenport, Edw'd, Isaac and Rich'd Gibbs. 

1737, Feb. 20. Gibbs, Richard, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man. Administration on estate granted to Rebecca Gibbs, widow. 
Joseph Pope and Archibald Silver, of Burlington, yeoman, fellow 
bondsmen. Lib. 4, p. 127. 

1737, Feb. 20. Inventory, £113.16.8 ; made by Benjamin Talman and 
William Pancoast, Jun'r. 

1739, July 18. Account of Rebecca Gibbs, widow, having paid moneys 
to Mary Rockhill, William Collum, Benjamin Carter, Nathan Lovett, 
Barzilla Newbold, James Antrum, Margaret Barton, Francis Gibbs. James 
Brown. John Buffin, Joseph Pope, Mary Smith, Jr., Preserved Brown, Jr., 
John Harvey, George Morris, Isaac Gibbs, Peter Turlin, John Beck, Ed- 
ward Bolton, Paul Marchant, Joseph Rose, George Ash, Thomas Hunlock, 
Richard Smith, Jun'r, Caleb Raper. 

1738, Oct. 1. Gibson, James, formerly of Dublin in the Kingdom 
of Ireland, now of Middletown, Monmouth Co., merchant; will of. 
To be buried at the English Church in Shrewsbury at discretion of 
friend, Mr. George Taylor, of Middletown, merchant. One half of 
estate to mother, Anne Gibson, of City of Dublin, widow; if dead, 
then to testator's brother, Benjamin Gibson, of Dublin, merchant, and 
sister Anne Gibson. Other half of estate to Mr. George Taylor. Execu- 
tors — friends James Hutchins and John Bowne, minor, both of Mid- 
dletown, Esquires. Witnesses — Nicholas Johnson, Lambert Willson, 
Charles Henderson. Proved Dec. 22, 1738. Lib. C, p. 232. 

1738-9, Jan. 29. Inventory (£126.0.0314) includes 2 pieces of garlick. 
28 yards of calliminko, 19 yards muslin, 13 yards Stroudwaters, 13 yards 
crape, 27 cotton handkerchiefs, large English Bible, 11 augers, 12 gim- 
blets, haberdashery ware, a gun, Woods Institutes and other books 
(£2.0.0), bond of Thomas Willet, "William Patten and James Conner, 2 
English plows, an old fiddle. Made by Nicholas Johnson, Joseph Goulder 
and Teunis Swart. 

1738-9, March 3. John Bowne declines to serve as executor. 

1741-2, Feb. 16. Gibson, l.uke. of Deptford, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I73O-I75O IO7 

will of. Wife, Sarah. Eldest son, Luke, to have plantation (300 
acres); also the grist-mill and 100 acres adjoining, he to pay legacies 
to my daughters, Mary, Sarah, Rebekah and Hannah, when they will 
be 23. Remaining lands upon Mantua Creek to be divided equally 
among my sons, Caleb, William and Joshua. The plantation, adjoin- 
ing land of John Brown, deceased, upon a branch of Woodbury Creek, 
to be sold. Executors — wife, and son, Luke Gibson. Witnesses — 
Obadiah Gibson, Thomas Leeds, Michael Fisher. Affirmed 6 Feb., 1774. 

Lib. 5, p. 79. 
1744-5, Jany. 17. Inventory (£222.15.2) includes wheat and rye, 
utensils in the grist-mill, corn in the ground, cattle and hay. Appraisers — 
Isaac Stephens, Obadiah Gibson. 

1741-2, 1 mo. (March), 2nd da. Gibson, Obadiah, of Deptford, Glou- 
cester Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, the estate, "desiring her 
to pay the interest of the bonds which I put to use to John Lord's 
estate towards schooling the children, the same to be paid her chil- 
dren equally." If unborn children they to have my lands, otherwise, 
at wife's decease, same shall be my brother's, Joseph Gibson's, ex- 
cepting legacies he shall pay to my brother Luke and two sons of 
my brother John Gibson. Executors — wife and Joseph Lord. Wit- 
nesses: William Carson, Silvester Sharp, Michael Fisher. Proved 20 
Feb., 1748. Lib. 6, p. 105. 

1748, 10 mo. (Dec), 26 da. Inventory (£ — ) includes Bible and books, 
(£1.4). Appraisers — Habakkuk Ward, Moses Ward. 

1733, Nov. 6. Giffion, David, of Wallpack, Hunterdon Co., husband- 
man. Int. Adm'r, Thomas Brink, of Wallpack, gentleman. 

1733-4, March 15. Inventory of estate of "David Giffin," weaver, 
£30.4.0, including, a gun, and 7% pounds weight thread for weaving at 
2s. per pound. Made by Derick Karmer and Ruliph Brink. Witnessed 
by John Hyndshaw. Hunterdon Wills, 102 J. 

1742, Auk. 28. Gilford, John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., who 
deceased Sept. 1, 1742. Bond of John Gifford, the son, and Samuel 
Borrowe, son-in-law, as administrators. John Thomson and Alexander 
Carnes, fellow bondsmen. Lib. C, p. 536. 

1744, Aug. 14. Inventory (£633.19.3) includes notes of Jas. Dudley, of 
North Carolina, Ephraim Jones, Edward Ryans, John Boker, Thomas 
Johnston, Henry Dally, Robert Lucas, John Stevens Jaques, Richard 
Buckalew, Thos. Cook, James Dickinson, Wm. and Mary Hiders, George 
West, Abraham Kierslake, Henry Molhall, Joseph Gay will, Thos. Law- 
rence, Henry Verney, John Williams, Paul Painter. 

1745-6, Jan. 27. Account. Debts paid to James Baily, Isabella Clark, 
Will. Jordon, Jos. Wright, Margaret Duddel, Peter Rutgers, Ant. Rutgars, 
Annely and Lewis, Wm. Thompson, Elisha Inslee, Jos. Coe, Francis 
Brasier, Henry Inglis, Samuel Moore, Joseph Marsh, James Newel, David 
Elston, James Abrams, Charles Gifford of London, Obediah Ayres, Doctor 
David Hays, Thos. Fox, Will. Burnet, Jno. Watson, Alex. Carnes, Rich'd 
Buckalew, Alex'r Thompson, James Haywood, And'w Johnston, Thos. 
Bartow, Ben. Dally, John Hull, Jon. Nisbit, J. Gifford, Philip Kearny, 
Thos. Johnston, Thos. Lawrence, John Williams, James Dudly, Edward 
Ryan, Robert Lucas, George West, Abraham Kierslake, Henry Molhall. 

1744, June 25. Gilchrist, Marion, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
widow of Robert Gilchrist, deceased; will of. Negroes, Solomon, Mary 



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and Cornelius, for civil behaviour and obedience to me in my old age, 
to have their freedom, as specified in indenture from John Mootry. 
Rev. Mr. John Gilchrist, Minister of the Gospel in Parish of Bederule, 
in Shire of Roxborough, in North Brittain, one third of my estate. 
Alexander Grierson, in the Parish of Debrayshire, of Gallaway, in North 
Brittain, one third of estate. John, son of John Cowan, deceased, of 
Diswenton, in the Parish of Kirkmahoe, Shire of Nidesdale, in North 
Brittain, one-third of estate, but in case of his death to his brothers 
or sisters. Executors — friends Robert Hude, Esq., and Thomas Edgar, 
merchant. Witnesses — Edward Crowell, James Brown, George Brown. 
Proved July 17, 1745. Lib. D, p. 307. 

1735, Dec. 5. Gildemeester, Christopher, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex 
Co. Int. Adm'rs, Henry Schleydorn and Cadwallader Williams, both 
of New York. Evan Drummond and John Deare, fellow bondsmen. 

Lib. C, p. 57. 

1742, May 10. Above administrators being strangers and not having 
administered the estate, Samuel Nevill, eldest brother of Sarah Gilde- 
master, widow, appointed administrator. John Nevill, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. C, p. 506. 

1735, Feb. 20. Gildermeester (Gildemaster), Sarah, of Perth Amboy, 
Middlesex Co., widow. Int. Adm'r, John Nevill. Lib. C, p. 70. 

1743, April 11. Gill, John, of Newtown, Gloucester Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'x, Ann, his widow. Bondsmen, Joseph Thackery, Joseph 
Heritage, Junior, all of same place. Witness — Thomas Gill. 

Lib. 4, p. 379. 
1743, Dec. 3. Inventory (£238.3.0) includes cattle £75.10.0. Appraisers 
— Joseph Heritage, Junior, Joseph Thackray. 

1749, March 30. Gill, John, of Haddonfield, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 
will of. Granddaughter, Mary (land joining John Maxells in Haddon- 
field). Grandsons — Thomas (land adjoining his sister's lot), and John 
(land adjoining his brother's), children of my daughter Hannah, wife 
of Thomas Redman. Mary and Mercy, daughters of my son John Gill, 
lots described by Jacob Heulings, the 13 of 4th mo., 1747, joining their 
father's land. Wife, Mary, sole executrix and to have residue of 
lands at Haddonfield and the meadows by Josiah Kay's. Witnesses — 
John Maxell, John Hillman, Jun., Daniel Hillman, Jun. Affirmed 6 
June, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 231. 

1733, Feb. 19. Gillam, (Gilham, Gullham), Robert, of Springfield, 
Burlington Co., yeoman (whose will was dated March 27, 1728). Ac- 
count of Jonathan Wright and Thomas Scattergood, Ju'r, executors, 
showing payments to Solomon Smith for the coffin for deceased and 
for one of his children, Jonathan Wright, Samuel Bickley, Dr. John 
Brown, Ebenezer Large, Wm. White, Rowland Ellis, Caleb Raper, Wm. 
Collum, John Parsons, Jona. Fowler, James Thomson, Daniel Smith, 
Jun'r, Wm. Cook, Sam'l Scattergood, Rich'd Smith, Sen'r, John Daw- 
son, John Schooley, Wm. Cutler, Thomas Scott, Ex'r of Abraham 
Scott. (For will, see N. J. Archives, vol 23, p. 185). 

1732, Feb. 19. Matthew Willson, of Springfield, yeoman, and Ann his 
wife, late Ann Gillam, widow, residuary legatee of Robert Gillam ; receipt 
for their share of estate. Burlington Wills, 2427-43 C. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I73O-I75O 199 

1747, Dec. 5. Gillam, Robert, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Daughter, Ruth, the clothes that was her mother's (my 
former wife), that are at the house of Joseph Lippincott. Brother, 
John Gillam. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife, Grace, and 
Joseph Lippincott. Witnesses — Peter Andrews, Joseph Lippincott, 
John Grimes, Ju'r, John Gillam. Proved Jan. 16, 1747-8. 

Lib. 5, p. 493. 

1747-8, Jan. 15. Inventory, £129.1.4% ; made by James Lippincott and 
Peter Andrews. 

1733, Nov. 9. Gillehrist, Robert, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
gent.; will of. Wife, Marion. Legacies to Presbyterian Meeting- 
houses at Woodbridge and Perth Ambjoy; to Rev. John Pierson, Rev. 
Gilbert Tennent, Evienes Dromment, ""Esq., and John Dear, for their 
civility, and charge of my deceased son, James; also to Andrew Hay 
and Thomas Jackman Fontyme. Wife, sole executrix; Robert Hude, 
John Mootrie and James Brown, all of Woodbridge, assistants. If 
wife dies without a will, residue of estate to be sent to cousin John 
Gillehrist, minister of Beedearowell, in Shire of Roxborough (Scot- 
land). Mentions brother James and cousin, Robert Gillehrist . Wit- 
nesses — Edward Crowell, "Yon Die," Ad. Hude. Proved Jan. 25, 1733. 

Lib. B, p. 481. 

1750, Feb. 16. Gillehrist, Thomas, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'rs, Daniel 
Murfy and Margaret Murphy, late Margrett Gilchrist. Bondsman, 
Adam Clark. All of Penns Neck, Salem County. Witnesses — Danl. 
Mestayer, Nich Gibbon. Lib. 8, p. 93. 

1749, Jan. 22. Inventory (£37.13.6) taken at Penns Neck, includes his 
armour, £4.10 ; 13 swine, 15 shillings. Appraisers — Jacob Cornealesson, 
Ezekiel Hardin. 

1743, May 30. Gillham, Lucas, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., hus- 
bandman. Int. Ann Gillham, widow, renounces administration, and 
requests that John Gilham, of Northampton, husbandman and brother 
of deceased, may be appointed administrator. Witnesses — Hannah 
Indicott, Patrick Byrne. 

1743, May 30. Inventory of the personal estate, £65.3 ; made by Edward 
Mullen and Thomas Foster. 

1743, — . Account of John Gillam, administrator. Paid Sam'H 

How, Wm. Murrel, Ruben Eldridge, Sam'll Atkinson, John Richardson, 
Sam'l Powell, Jonathan Hough, Zebulon Brown, Thos. Shinn, Ester Brown, 
Patrick Burn, John Lawton, Joseph Endcott, William Buddell, Solomon 
Curtis, Daniel Smith, Jacob Johnson, Michael Mackivoy, William Folwell, 
Elizabeth Shinn, William Morris. Burlington Wills, 3707-16 C. 

1733, Jan. 21. GiHJohnson, Giles, of Salem County. Int. Adm'r, 
Errick GiHJohnson. Bondsmen — Oney Sefrus Stanley, John Sinnick. 
All of said County. Witnesses — Sinick Sinnickson, Dan. Mestayer. 

Lib. 3, p. 392. 

1733, Jan. 21. Inventory (£54.10.0) includes riding horse, guns and 
sword ; accounts brot. against Alse Pennington, James Whitten, Joseph 
Lues, Jacob Patten, John Stanley. Appraisers — John Sinnick, Oney Sifrus 
Stanley. 

1731, Jan. 27. Glllman, John, of Piles Grove, Salem Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'r, Benjamin Acton, of Salem town, merchant. Bondsman, 
John Doe. Witness — John Rolfe. Lib. 3, p. 204. 



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1731, Jan. 27. Inventory (£71.18.2) includes cattle and calves. Ap- 
praisers — Obediah Loyd, Malachy Davis. 

1741, May 25. Gilman, Charles, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Children — James Clarkson Gilman and John Gilman, both 
under age. Sisters — Mary Gilman, Christian Freeman, Susannah Moor. 
Real and personal estate. Executors — wife, Sarah, and father-in-law, 
James Clarkson. Witnesses — Samuel Crowell, Moses Bishop, Will'm 
Sarjeant. Proved June 20, 1741. Lib. C, p. 422. 

1741, June 8. Inventory, £116.7.6 ; made by John Moobrey and Abra- 
ham Tappen. 

1744, June 8. Account of James Clarkson, executor, who has paid 
debts to Joseph Bloomfield, Jonathan Randolph, John Heard, John Morris, 
John Fletcher, Jonathan Freeman, Sicil Sergeant, Jacob Oakee, Francis 
Costigan, Jonathan Kinsey, Abraham Tappen, Sam'll Moore of Raway, 
Nath'll Randolph, blacksmith, Moses Collier, Benony Freeman, Joseph 
Donham, David Alford, John Robinson, John Gifford, John Mutrey, Peter 
Kymbal, Fenwick Loyal, John Pangborn, Benjamin Bloomfield, Goen Eddy, 
Thomas Evans, James Wilkison, John Low, John Noe, Jun'r, Patrick Mc- 
Kevers, Sam'll Moore, John Waller, Henry Cuyler, Henry Freeman, Wm. 
Burnet, James Tomson, Richard Williams, John Freeman, Thomas Edgar, 
James Hude, Sam'll Crow, Obadiah Eyres, John Robinson, David Perkins, 
Isabella Randolph, Richard Carmen, Rev'd Skinner, Sam'll Randolph, 
Nath'll Randolph, Benj. Kinsey. Debts due estate from Joseph Eyres, 
Matthew Bunn, David Herriot, Michael Moore, John Herriot, Ephraim 
Lockhart, John Shotwell, Jonathan Dennis, Eliphalet Jones, Henry Moore, 
Timothy Bloomfield, John Morris, Jun'r, Samuel Nevil, James Thompson. 

1745, May 26. Account of William Gilman, who married the widow 
of said deceased, includes bonds due to Isabael FitzRandolph, Thos. Had- 
den, Henry Freeman, Ursila Parker, Gershom Conger "for cloathing and 
learning to the two sons for about eight years." 

1747, June 23. Account. Bond of Elisha Parker, and Charles Gilman 
to Marion Gilchrist. Bond of Elisha Parker and Benj'n Bloomfield to 
Henry Freeman. 

1733, June 5. Gilman (Gillman), Joseph, of Woodbridge, Middlesex 
Co. Int. Adm'x, Elizabeth Gilman, his widow. Lib. B, p. 409. 

1749, Feb. 27. Givin, Thomas, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x, Rebecah 
Givin, widow. Daniel Pierson, Esq., fellow bondsman. Lib. E, p. 552. 

1750, March 9. Goble, Daniel, of Morristown, Morris Co., yeoman; 
will of. Sons — Daniel and John (of age); Benjamin, Stephen and 
William (minors). Daughters — Sary Leonard, Hannah Axtell, Jem- 
ime, Elizabeth, Mary and Martha Goble (four unmarried and not 18). 
Real and personal estate. Executor — brother, Robert Goble, and 
Ruben Winget. Witnesses — Benjamin Conger, Simeon Goble, Caleb 
Fairchild. Proved 5th April, 1750. Lib. E, p. 409. 

1736, April 30. Godfrey, Andrew, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Elizabeth, the plantation to live on during widowhood, after which 
son James and his heirs to have the same. Sons Philip and Andrew 
to have equally a tract lying up Great Egg Harbour River. Legacies 
to daughters Anne (eldest), Tibitha, Rebecca and Rachel. Executors 
— wife, Elizabeth, and son James. Witnesses — Jacob Garretson, Peter 



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Corson John Leonard. Proved 15 July, 1736. Letters granted Aug. 24. 

Lib. 4, p. 63. 
1736, May 24. Inventory (£357.6.9) includes negro man Dag (£14), 
negro man (£25), 37 cattle (£53.16.00), 40 sheep, 3 horses, 23 swine. 
Appraisers — Henry Young, John Willets. 

1732, Deo. 16. Goforth, George, of Burlington Co., mariner; will of. 
Wife, Jane, and son, William, all my lands, provided they come into 
the Province to claim it within five years after my decease; other- 
wise to go to my brothers and sisters — John Goforth, William, George 
and Susannah Robinson. Executor — brother William Robinson. Wit- 
nesses—John Jones, James Moon, John Willdin, Is. DeCow. Proved 
Jan. 22, 1732. Lib - 3 - P- 242 - 

1735, July 26. Goldin, William, of Tuckaho, Cape May Co., yeoman. 
Int. Admr, Nathan Goldin, yeoman. Fellow bondsman — Joseph 
Goldin, yeoman. Both of the County aforesaid. Witnesses — Henry 
Young, Elias Gandy, Jacob Spicer. Lib. 4, p. 23. 

1735, July 26. Inventory (£51.06.0%) includes cattle (£15.10.0), lumber 
in the swamp, and pine boards. Appraisers — Henry Young, Elias Gandy. 

1749, March 23. Goldy, Joseph, of Gloucester Township, Gloucester 
Co., guardian of David, 14 yrs. and upwards, son of Daniel Wills, 
late of Burlington Co., merchant. Bondsman, Jonathan Thomas. 
Witness, Rob. Smith. Gloucester Wills, 444 H. 

1731, 3 mo. (May), 25 da. Goodwin? John, of Salem, bricklayer; will 
of. Wife, Susanna, executrix, and whole estate during widowhood, 
she paying debts with the help of my son, Joseph, as executor, when 
he will be 21. Daughter, Mary Jones, that part of the home lot, 
beginning front (60 ft.) at Thomas Mason's line. Joseph all the front 
from my aforesaid daughter's corner; also the new house and barn 
with all the land and marsh. Son, John, when 21, shall have front 
from Joseph's corner, together with the old house and shop. Youngest 
sons, Thomas and William, when of age, remaining land joining Isaac 
Satterwaith. Witnesses — James Axford, James Butterfield, Elisabeth 
Axford. Proved 16 May, 1733. Letters issued to Susannah Goodwin, 
(in the absence of Joseph Goodwin, the other executor). Lib. 3, p. 316. 

1733, May 11. Inventory (£184.6.4%) includes cattle, oxen, sheep and 
lambs. Debtors — Saml. Morgen, Samuel Thompson, Jona. Wadington, 
Ranier Gregory. 

1742, July 10. Goodwin, Joseph, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x, Sarah 
Goodwin (relict), of Salem. Bondsmen — Joseph Hayens, of same town 
and county, carpenter, and Robert Townsend, of Cape May, gent. 
Witnesses — Wm. Fraser, Bn. Judah. Lib. 4, p. 376. 

1742, July 12. Inventory (£250) includes cattle, horses, sheep and 
servant. Appraisers — Thos. Thompson, Willm. Peake. 

1744, March 13. Account. Cash paid Joseph Sharp, John Scoggin, 
Eliz. Jones, Joseph Sharp, Exr., John Hall, Exr., John McKenny, William 
Murdock, Jonathan Driver, Isaac Sharp, Robt. Hart, Thos. Hoskins, 
Charles Reding, Peter Ryal, Wm. Chandler, Rachl. Shields, John Rolph, 
Charles Conner, Saml. McClanning, Wm. Gregg, Sarah Turner, Phebe 
Saterthwaite, Benjamin Eaton, Revd. M. John Pierson, Abner Penton, 
Roger Sherron, Ann Nicholson, Danl. Bradrifth, William Crabb, Ann 
Macket, Thos. Thompson, Wm. Murdoch, John Scogin, Wm. Tate, Erasmus 
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Fetters, Cornl. Hart, Danl. Huddy. Cr., by insolvent book debts, viz: 
Thos. Rice, Hugh Merly, Malakiah Long, Jos. Ware, Wm. Racoson, Zacha. 
Field, Richd. Craven. % 

1739-40, March 1S». Gordon. Charles, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Son, Peter, remainder of land at Matcheponix, pur- 
chased of George Loffly and John Gordon. Sons, Charles and David, 
the home plantation, David's part to include house and orchard. 
Daughters — Lyda and Elizabeth. Son, John. Granddaughter, Mary 
Ker. Executors — friends William and Samuel Ker. Witnesses — Tim- 
othy Lloyd, Archibald Craige, John Campbell. Proved April 8, 1740. 

Lib. C, p. 328. 

1739-40, March 24. Inventory, £175.3.10 ; made by David Rhe, John 
Anderson, Joseph Forman. 

1744. Deo. 8. Gordon, Jannet, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., widow 
of Thomas Gordon, Esq., deceased; will of. Mudy, son of my son An- 
drew Gordon. Lewis Carree, son of my daughter Margaret Stelle. 
John, son of my daughter Mary Brown. Granddaughter, Katherine 
Kearny. Grandson, Thomas Stelle at 21. Rev. William Skinner of 
Perth Amboy, £25. Mrs. Catherine Lyell, my tea furniture. Mrs. Jane 
Lyell, my dressing table. 500 acres I had from son Thomas in Mid- 
dlesex Co.; 400 acres in Elizabeth Town; 300 acres, called Mount 
Arrarrat, purchased of John Ireland. Executor — son, John Gordon. 
Witnesses — James Newell, Andrew Robinson, Lawr. Smyth. 

1744, Dec. 9. Codicil. Eldest son of son Thomas to have daughter 
Stelle's share. Executors — Rev. William Skinner and son John. Wit- 
nesses — Alexr. Mackdowell. Mary Mackdowell, Lawrence Smyth. Proved 
Jan. 12, 1744. 

1744-5 Jan. 12. John Gordon qualified as one of executors, being 
Quaker. Lib. D, p. 222. 

1740, June 11. Gosney, Ann, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., gentle- 
woman; will of. Children — John, and Thomas Atkinson, Sarah, Han- 
nah, Mary and Elizabeth. Susanna and Rachel Atkinson, daughters 
of son John. Ann, daughter of son Thomas. Grandson, Timothy At- 
kinson, large unbound Bible. Apprentice, Rebecca Dean. Real and 
personal estate. Friends' Meeting House, £5. Executors — son Thom- 
as, William Brittain and Nathaniel FitzRandolph, smith. Witnesses — 
John Bloomfield, Philip Doddridge, Jonathan Toms. Proved Jan 13, 
174 Lib. C, p. 375. 

1731, May 17. Gosney (Govsney, Gausney), John, of Woodbridge, 
Middlesex Co., yeoman; will of. Brother, Henery Gausney, farm I live 
on. Executors — wife, Anne, and friend Edward Crolle. Witnesses — 
Paul Tharp, Job Conger, Wm. Robison. Proved July 12, 1734. 

Lib. B, p. 520. 

1748, Sept. 6. Gould, Anne, of Trenton Township, Hunterdon Co.; 
will of. Son, Samuel Leonard; son, Morris Leonard; negro boy, called 
Primus; daughter, Ann Eldridg. Children — Nathaniel Leonard, 
Morris Leonard, Elizabeth Gould, Francis Gould. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth Gould, to have two negro girls, called "Cate" and "Little Ginne," 
also a chest of drawers at my mother, Francis Horner's. Daughter, 
Francis Gould, £100, in hands of my mother, Francis Horner, and 
negro woman Ginne, negro boy Jack, negro girl Rose and chest of 
drawers at Henry Lotts; also five acres of land in Trenton Town- 



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ship, at the Cross Roads, near William Mott's school house, where a 
log house stands. Reversion to testator's son, Samuel Leonard's eldest 
son. Residue to daughters, Elizabeth and Francis Gould. Executors 

daughter Elizabeth Gould and William Mott. Witnesses — Zacha- 

riah Heward, Mary Wills, Esther Heward. Proved Feb. 15, 1748-9. 

Lib. 6, p. 59. 

1748-9, Feb. 15. William Mott renounced executorship, authorizing 
Joseph Wanell (?) and Abraham Cottnam, attorneys-at-law, to exhibit 
his renunciation. Witnessed by John Chambers. 

1748-9, Feb. 18. Inventory (£226.2.6) includes a negro woman, Ginne, 
£30 ; cash lent to Francis Horner, £100 ; negro, Jack, £30 ; negro, Cate, £28 ; 
negro, Rose £25; negro. Prime, £25; negro, Ginne, £18; Samuel Leonard's 
bond. Made by Peter Lott and Stephen Rose. 

1743, July 2. Gould, James, Esquire, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., 
attorney-at-law. Int. Adm'rs, Anne Gould, the widow, and Alexander 
Lockart of same place, gentleman. 

1754, May 7. Bond of George Tucker, of Hunterdon County, black- 
smith, Samuel Tucker of same place, merchant, and Joseph Hollinshead 
of the City of Burlington, Esquire. George Tucker as administrator of 
estate of James Gould, Esquire. Remaining unadministered by Anne 
Gould, late administratrix, at time of death of the said Anne. 

Hunterdon W r ills, 163 J. 

1731, Dec. 29. Goulden, James, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Richard, under age. Expected child. Real and 
personal estate. Executors — wife, Mary, Richard Herriman. James 
Thompson. Witnesses — John Blake, Mich'll Vaughton, Martha Byfield. 
Not proven. Lib - B > P- 292 - 

1745, Nov. 28. Goulding, George, of "Rhoad Island," merchant. Int. 
Adm'r, John Story, of Little Eggharbour, Burlington Co., yeoman. 
Edward Rd. Price, fellow bondsman. Witnesses — Ephraim Story and 
Jos. Scattergood. Lib. 5, p. 185. 

1741, Dee. 21. Graham, William, of Salem County, laborer, Int. 
Adm'r, William Graham, "only cousin appearing to be in the Province 
aforesaid," of Piles Grove, yeoman. Bondsmen — Alexander King, yeo- 
man, and Edward Hughes of same place, carpenter. Witness — Wil- 
liam Tuft. Lib. 4, p. 316. 

1708, 24th day, 10th mo. (Dec). Grainge, Matthew, of Nottingham, 
Burlington Co., yeoman; will of. Land adjoining Caleb Wheatley, 
which I reserved when I sold my plantation, 23rd day, 10th mo. (Dec), 
1708. Samuell Wright, Senior, of Nottingham, batchelor, sole legatee 
and executor. Witnesses — Caleb Wheatley, Ruben Powell, William 
Emley. Proved June 7, 1740. Lib. 4, p. 240. 

1743, June 6. Grandum, John, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x, Cath- 
arina Grandum, widow. No bondsman. Witnesses — Stephen Young, 
Philip Godfrey. 

1742-3, Mar. 4. Inventory (£49.1.3) includes Testament (£0.6.0), 
winter grain on the ground, the lease of 150 acres of land for 4 years, 
which was purchased. Appraisers — John Townsend, Silvanus Townsend. 

Cape May Wills, 109 E. 

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spinster; will of. Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel Wright of Nottingham, 
the latter executor and residuary legatee. Benjamin Davis, servant 
of Samuel Wright. Wm. Emley, of Nottingham, yeoman, £5 in trust 
for Women's Meeting of Chesterfield. Witnesses — Caleb Wheatley, 
Sarah Readford, William Emley. Proved Jan. 10, 1737. Lib. 4, p. 125. 

1743. May (J. Grant, David, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Martha. Children — Marey, Grant and John. Grandchildren — 
Jeannet, Martha, Margaret, David and Mary Parker (minors). Son, 
Grant, all estate and to pay the daughter, Marey, and grandchildren 
legacies bequeathed to them. Executors — wife, Martha, and son, John 
Grant. Witnesses — Robrt. Kirkpatrick, Alexdr. M. Cullagh, Brice 
Rikey. Proved 27 October, 1743. Lib. D, p. 94. 

1744, Jan. 30. Gray, Henry, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
Co., merchant; will of. Wife, Esther, present Estate I now live 
upon or until my daughter, Sarah Gray (alias Harriss) will be 18. 
Executor — Robert Zane, Senior. Witnesses — Wm. Wilkins, Isaac At- 
kinson, Thomas Wood. Affirmed 13 Feb., 1744. Lib. 5, p. 138. 

1744-5, Feb. 8. Inventory, £152.10.6 ; made by Hance Steelman, Thos. 
Wilkins. 

1748, March 24. Gray, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x, Ann, 
his widow. Bondsmen — Gilbert Alberson, yeoman, of same place and 
William Spafford, of Philadelphia, merchant. Lib. 6, p. 16. 

1748, March 17. Inventory, £113.0.10% ; made by John Sedden, Abr. 
Chattin, Junior. 

1749, Nov. 29. Account of Anne Patisson, late Ann Gray, adm'x of 
her husband, John Gray, late of Gloucester, merchant. Cash paid to Dr. 
Gray, Edwd. Richardson, Henry Sparks, William Ramsey, William 
Hambleton, Margaret Garrett, James Woods, Jno. Brown, Thos. Woods, 
Estate of Thos. Norbury, deceased, Margery Webb, Abra'm Chattin, 
Junior, Capt. Gus. Hufton, Robt. Boggs, Jos. Laed Elgr, for letter of 
administration, Levy Pearce, Jam's Hincksman, George Allen, Jno. Black- 
wood, Thos. Sparks, Willm. Spafford, Jam's Whitehead, Jam's Cooper, 
Moses Ward, Thos. Kimsey (acct. as per Abram. Chattin, Jun. ), Jam's 
Thomas, Francis Hadock, Christy Greenherst, Abrah'm Chatten, Sen., 
Deborah Gosch, Dehoris Farrell. Bills due Estate of Capt. Jas. Smith, 
William Hugg, George Morris, Archibald Ingraham, Alexander Beale, 
Thos. Taylor, Jno. Sparks, Elias Cabell. 

1737, July 18. Gray, Joseph, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., mariner. 
Int. Bond of Eunice Gray, the widow, as administratrix on estate 
of her husband. Benjamin Gray, of Woodbridge, and George Badgly, 
of Elizabeth Town, fellow bondsmen. Witness — Ebenezer Lyon. 

Lib. C, p. 172. 

1740, Ang. 10. Gray, Joseph, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Children — Benjamin, Nathaniel, Ebenezer, Andrew, Hannah 
Cole, Eunice Tingley, Mary, Ann and Abigail Gray. Lands bought 
of John Lea, Justice Bloomfield and joining lands of Joseph Olliver, 
Benj'n Rolfe, Richard Walker. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and son 
Ebenezer. Witnesses — Eze. Bloomfield, Richard Walker, Moses Rolfe. 
Proved Dec. 5, 1740. Lib. C, p. 364. 

1750, June 1. Gray, Nathaniel, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
weaver; will of. Children — Nathaniel, Jeneres, William and John. 



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Land joining lands of Jacob Degarmo, Joseph Phrazee. Executors — 
wife, Martha, and Benjamin Pettit. Witnesses — Silvanus Oakley, John 
vanZeckles, William Jones. Proved Nov. 9, 1750. Lib. P, p. 14. 

1735, Feb. 13. Gray, Richard, of Newton Township, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Legacies to granddaughters — Hannah, Sarah, Mary 
and Ann when 21, children of my daughter Ann, wife of Samuel Bur- 
roughs, yeoman, of County aforesaid. Mentions Robert Kearld. All 
lands to my son, John, whom I appoint executor with my son-in-law, 
Samuel Burroughs. Witnesses — Sarah Norris, Jonathan Ellis, Amos 
Ashead. Affirmed 4 Feb., 1736. Lib. 4, p. 86. 

1735-6, March 13. Inventory (£48.1.2) includes debts from Margery 
Webb, Robert Kerld, Aaron Upin. Appraisers — John Kay, Amos Ashead. 

1747, April 19. Greacon, John, of Mushiticove in Queens Co., New 
York; will of. Friend, William Lawrence, silver shoe buckles. 
Friend, Joseph Coles, Sen'r, and his sons, Joseph and Caleb Coles, 
remainder of estate. Real and personal estate. Executors — friends 
William Lawrence and Joseph, son of Joseph Coles. Witnesses — 
Derick Albertson, Coles Mudge, Thomas Cheesman. Proved March 
6, 1750-1. Lib. E, p. 491. 

1735, Jan. 15. Green, Daniel, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'x, 
Anne Green (widow). Bondsman — Dennis Carrol. Both of said Coun- 
ty. Witness — Alexander Miller. Lib. 4, p. 56. 

1735, Jan. 16. Inventory (£38.7) includes grain and farming utensils. 
Appraisers — John Wetherbee, Alexander Miller. 

1732, Nov. 27. Green, John, of Wellingborrow, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Jane, to enjoy plantation until my eldest son, 
Thomas, is 21. Children — Joseph, Jacob, Elizabeth, Martha and John, 
all under age. Land on Ancocus Creek, adjoining Joshua Humphries, 
and 300 acres in Hunterdon Co., called the Lotting. Executors — 
wife, Jane, brother John Stokes, and friend Samuel Woolman. Wit- 
nesses — Thomas Reeves, Sarah Reeves, Saml. Scattergood. Proved 
Dec. 15, 1732. Lib. 3, p. 228. 

1732, Dec. 15. Inventory, £226.18.2; made by Thomas Reves and Revel 
Elton. 

1737, July 21. Green, John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r, Stephen Warne, of Perth Amboy, Noah Barton, fellow bonds- 
man. Witness — James Hooper. Lib. C, p. 171. 

1741, June IS. Green, Richard, of Trenton Township, Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, and brother, William Green, 
executors. One half of plantation to wife, until children are of age. 
Son, William, 220 acres of plantation where testator then lived, on 
the King's Road, next to Delaware. Son, Richard, 100 acres bought 
of Isaac Reader, and remainder of old plantation. Personal estate to 
wife until daughters, Rebecca and Christian, are of age. Son, George, 
land in Amwell Township, in care of John Hawkings; also 50 acres 
bought of Peter Lott, where George Hatten lived. Witnesses — Isaac 
Reeder, Isaac Hutchinson, Thomas Sutton. Proved November 20, 
1741. Lib. 4, p. 321. 

1741, July 31. Inventory, £467.7.4; made by Charles Clark and Benja- 
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1747. April 0. Green, Thomax, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., wool 
comber. Administration on estate granted to Michael Newbould, of 
same, Esq. William Skeele, of same, fellow bondsman. Lib. 5, p. 432. 

1747. May 21. Inventory, £193.4.1; made by Samuel Wright and Ben- 
jamin Shreve. 

1744, Jan, 1. Greenoak, John, Sr., of Newtown, Queen's Co., Nassau 
Island, son and heir of John Greenoak, Sr., mariner, of same place, 
petitions to administer his father's estate in New Jersey. 

1744, Jan. 23. Inventory, £80.0.0; made by Joseph Moore and William 
Moore. 

1744, Dec. 8. Thomas Lawrence, Joseph Hallet and Mary, his wife 
(lately the widow of John Greenoak, Sr. ), all of Newtown, who, in the 
will of the latter dated July 30, 1724, were appointed his executors, re- 
nounce service. 

1744, Dec. 22. Affidavit by Judah Wood (60 years old), in Queen's Co., 
Nassau Island, to effect that John Greenoak, Jr., of Newtown, was the son 
of John Greenoak and Mary, now wife of Joseph Hallet. 

Burlington Wills, 3718-24 C. 

1747, April 20. Gregg, Ann, of Salem Co., widow and relict of Wil- 
liam Gregg, of Christiana Hundred, County of New Castle, upon Del- 
aware ; will of. Son, Jonathan Woodnut, £50, to be paid him at 21, also 
my largest Bible. Son, Henry Woodnut, a lot (2 acres) in Greenwich, 
at Cohansey, Salem County, which was given to me by my former hus- 
band Richard Woodnut ; also £50 and my small Bible. Sister, Rachel, 
wife of Jonathan Womsly. Mentions Ann, wife of Samuel Gregg, and 
three daughters of William Gregg, viz : Elisabeth, Hannah and Margary 
Gregg. Youngest son, Abraham Gregg, the remainder of estates in the 
County of New Castle. Executors — Samuel Gregg of Christiana Hundred 
(to whom I entrust my youngest child to bring up, educate and ap- 
prentice) and Benjamin Cripps, of Salem County, to see my will duly 
performed, and my former husband's, Richard Woodnut's, in the county 
of Salem ; also whom I intrust to bring up my two eldest children to 
educate and put to trades. Witnesses — Thomas Yeatman, Sarah Yeat- 
man, William McCausland. Affirmed 1747, May 7. Lib. 5, p. 380. 

1747, Aug. 14. Inventory (£266.0.9%) includes rent due out of planta- 
tion leased to Daniel Garrison and Win. Russel. Appraisers — Elias Cot- 
ting, Chas. O Neill. 

1748, May 12. Account. Monies paid Wm. Barker, innholder at Salem, 
Margaret Bullick, Elizabeth Barker, wife of William Barker, Daniel 
Mestayer, surrogate of Salem, George Trenchard, Richd. Woodnutt and 
Tho. Thompson. 

174G-7, Jany. 10. Gregg, William, of County of New Castle on Del- 
aware and Christiana Hundred, miller; will of. Wife, Ann. Two- 
thirds of profits of estate real and personal left to executors for 
bringing up of children and to defray the cost until son. Harmon, will 
be of age. Land to be divided, beginning on south side of Red Clay 
Creek, up said creek to mouth of the Run that comes down from 
Henry Green's to John Hanfield's line, leaving 2 acres on each side 
of the mill for mill land. Sons — Harmon (to have land on the north 
side) and William (land on the south side). The grist mill to my 
sons — Harmon, William, Joshua and Jacob, equally. Three younger 
sons, Joshua, Jacob and Abraham, £200. when they will be 21 and to 
be put to trades between 14 and 16 years of age. Legacies to 
daughters, Elizabeth, Hannah and Margary (not 18) when 20 years 
old. Executors — wife, Ann, and son Harmon. Trustees — "My two 



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Brethren," Samuel Gregg and George Robinson. Witnesses — George 
Alford, Henry Green, Jacob Hollingsworth. Sworn and affirmed 13 
April, 14 Aug., 1747. Salem Wills, Lib. 5, p. 397. 

1748, Aug. 14. Letters of administration granted to Samuel Gregg, 
brother of the deceased, during the minority of Harmon Gregg, the sur- 
viving executor. Bondsmen — Dan'l Brandreth, Chas. O'Neill. Witnesses — 
Wm. Barker, Dan. Mestayer. 

1740, Jane 9. Gregory, Joseph, of Salem, yeoman; will of. Adm'rs, 
William Barker and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of said Joseph Gre- 
gory. Bondsmen — Thomas Mason, David Randolph, all of said County. 
Witnesses — Hannah Gregory, Danl. Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 241. 

1740, June 10. Inventory (£326.10) includes house, lot and marsh, 
£200. Appraisers — Joseph Goodwin, David Randolph. 

1748, May 23. Griesmeyer, Simeon ,of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r, Rich- 
ard Wistar. Bondsman — Caspar Wistar. Both of said County. "Wit- 
nesses — Martin Saltar, Nich. Gibbon. Lib. 6, p. 61. 

1748, May 25. Renunciation of Susannah Griesmeyer, widow. Wit- 
nesses — John Horhasd (?), Martin Saltar. 

1748, Oct. 18. Inventory, £64.19.7; made by Isaac Oakford, Benj. 
Thompson. 

1735, Feb. 9. Griffith, John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'x, Elizabeth Griffith, his widow. Thomas Skinner, fellow bonds- 
man. Lib- C, p. 70. 

1746, Aug. 33. Griffith, Morgan, of Bridgetown, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary, sole legatee and executrix with 
Samuel Cripps and Auddy Brock. Witnesses — William Keys, John 
Ewan, Jehu Claypoole. Proved Sept. 22, 1746. Lib. 5, p. 273. 

1746, 13th day, 7th mo. (Sept.). Inventory, £30.2.3; made by John 
Ewan and Jehu Claypoole. 

1728-9, March 4. Griffith, Robert, of Colebrook Dale, Philada. 
Co., mason; will of. Wife, Alice, sole executrix. Children — Sarah, 
Mary, Thomas, Joseph, Ann and Margaret. Estate in Frankfort and 
interest in Colebrook furnace in Philada. Co. Witnesses — Robert Dur- 
ham, Evan Morgan. Proved June 11, 1733. 

(Burlington Co.), Lib. 3, folio 367. 

1744-5, Feb. 6. Grimes, John, of Northampton, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Jane Neally all debts due me in Province of Virginia. 
£5 towards finishing Church near Bridgetown in Northampton. Real 
and personal estate. Executors — brother, William Grimes, and Pat- 
rick Renolds. Witnesses — Samuel Woolston, Sen'r, John Bishop, John 
Woolston, Jr. Proved Aug. 20, 1745. Lib. 5, p. 156. 

1745, Aug. 19. Inventory, £42.7.1 ; made by Samuel Woolston and John 
Osmond. 

1748, Feb. 1. Grist, Jonathan, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. Adm'x, 
Elizabeth Grist. Bondsman — John Eaton. Both of same place. Wit- 
nesses — Ephraim Worthington, Nich. Gibbon. Lib. 6, p. 323. 

1748-9, Feb. 6. 7. Inventory (£115.10.3) includes cattle, £23; "part of 
a flatt" and cord wood, £22.9.6. Appraisers; — Aten Congleton, Samuel 
Whitehorne. 



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1736, Oct. 8. Grow, William, of Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of. 
House wherein I live and 20 acres of land to Samuel Hugg, (son of 
John Hugg, Esq., deceased) when 21. Executors — Joseph Thackera 
and Isaac Jennings of same county. Witnesses — Richard Barron, 
Richard Fry, Enoch Ellison. Proved 16 Nov., 1736. Lib. 4, p. 75. 

1736, Nov. 1. Inventory (£13.15.0) ; made by Saml. Harrison, Enoch 
Ellison. 

1744, Feb. 25. Grufflth (Griffith), Walter Jr., of Newton, Glouces- 
ter Co., cordwainer. Int. Adm'r, Walter Grufflth, of Gloucester town- 
ship and County. Bondsman — Henry Sparks. Witnesses — Daniel 
Eastlake, Henry Siddons. Lib. 5, p. 180. 

1743, Oct. 25. Inventory (£12.16.6) includes shoemaker's tools, £0.11.6. 
Appraisers — Jno. Kaighin, Robert Stephens. 

1743, March 26. Guest, John, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Wife 
. Son, John, at 21 years, to have house and lot. Desires sloop 



to be sold. Executor — father, John Guest. Witnesses — Peter Collas, 
Lewis Guest, Henry Dally, John Salnave. Proved May 24, 1743. 

Lib. D, p. 64. 

1741, Dec. 15. Guisbertson (Gisberson), John, of Upper Freehold, 
Monmouth Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'r, John Guisbertson, of Upper 
Freehold, yeoman. Robert Smith, of City of Burlington, Esquire, fel- 
low bondsman. Lib. 4, p. 316. 

, — . Inventory of the estate, £21.06.00 ; made by Joseph 

Emans, Richard Comton and Moses Robins. Exhibited December 15. 1741. 

1749, Feb. 27. Gwin, Thomas, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'x, Rebecca, 
his widow. Daniel Pierson, Esq., of same county, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. E. p. 552. 

1742, Dec. 29. Gwinn, Patrick, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., laborer. 
Inventory, £9.12.6; made by John BufRn and Francis Gibbs. 

1742-3, Jan. 3. Adm'r, Michael Buffin, yeoman. John Doe, fellow 
bondsman, both of Mansfield. Lib. 4, p. 378. 

1734, April 3. Hackett, David, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'x, 
Elizabeth Hackett, widow. Bondsmen — Will'm Hunt, James Mason. 
All of Salem County. Witnesses — John Norton, Danl. Mestayer. 

Lib. 3. p. 411. 

1734, 1 mo. (Mar.), 29 da. Inventory (£74.6) includes cattle, £24. 
Appraisers — William Hunt, James Mason. 

1733, July 27. Hackett, Thomas, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'rs, Richard Smith and John Pledger. Bondsman — Clemwnt Hall. 
All of Salem in said County. Witnesses — John Norton, Philip Chet- 
wood. Lib. 3, p. 360. 

1733, July 27. Inventory, £13.7 ; made by Thos. Mason, Clem. Hall. 

1737, Feb. 23. Hacket, William, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'r, 
Robt. Hart, gent. Bondsman — Richard Woodnutt. Both of Salem 
County. Witnesses — James Caruthers, Dan. Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 143. 

1732, Oct. 14. Hadden, Ephraim, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., car- 
penter. Int. Adm'r, Thomas Haddon, of Woodbridge. Thomas Skin- 
ner, fellow bondsman. Lib. B, p. 305. 

1736, July 12. Hagathy, Dennis, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I73O-I75O 20Q 

Co., husbandman. Int. Adm'r, . Bondsmen — Thomas Hendry 

of Burlington, merchant, and Thomas Heulings of same place, cord- 
wainer. Lib. 4, p. 64. 

1734, Oct. 3. Haige (Haigue), William, of London, merchant. 
Administration on estate granted to James Steel, of Philadelphia, 
gent. Isaac DeCow and Thomas Wetherill, of City of Burlington, 
Esquires, fellow bondsmen. Lib. 3, p. 430. 

1747, July 6. Lynford Lardner. of City of Burlington, appointed 
administrator on estate left unadministered by James Steel. Robert 
Hartshorne, atty-at-law of City of Burlington, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. 5, p. 433. 

1743, Deo. 6. Haines, Ann, of Morris Co. Inventory (£83.11.3) in- 
cludes large Bible £1, 10 acres of wheat, £4. Appraisers — Brice Riky, 
Thomas Miller. Morris Wills, 35 N. 

1750, Oct. 9, (filing date). Account. Paid to Jonathan Dottey, Wm. 
Richey, David Riggs, John Morrison, James Miller, John Sutton, John 
Bullian, Saml. Rolfe, Edward Riggs, Dan'l Sutton, Aaron Brown, Obadiah 
Ayers, Benjamin Lewis, Wm. Sutton, John Ayers, Benja. Hull, Cathrine 
Primrose, Nathl. Rolfe, Moses Dottey, Dan'l Morris, Timothy Houton, 
Zeek. Sutton, John Dotty, John Roy, Saml. Dalglish, Rebecca Haines, Marey 
Gates, Daniel McGown, John Hooey, Wm. Beard, Saml. Brown, Mrs. 
Britan, George Mills, Henry Haynes, Rebecca Haynes, Saml. Heaton, 
George Park, Thos. Elison, Joseph Stiles, John Linbey, Jabish Jarvis, Wil- 
liam McCarey, Steven Barnes, Isaac Names, Isaac Pricket. Israel Riky, 
Abraham White, Thos. Little, Robt. Right. 

1748, Aug. 16. Haines, Elizabeth, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'r, 
Daniel Haines, of Springfield, yeoman. Edward Rudolphus Price, Esq., 
atty-at-law, fellow bondsman. Lib. 6, p. 327; Lib. 7, p. 93. 

1749, Sept. 11. Haines, Francis, (wife of William Haines), of 
Northampton, Burlington Co., (with consent of husband); will of. 
Eldest son, Thomas Bonell, £40 of my former estate. Son, John 
Bonell, and two grandchildren, Robert and Frances, son and dau. of 
my dau. Hannah, wife of Jeremiah Haines. Son, Samuel Bonell, 
executor and residuary legatee. Witnesses — Nehemiah Reeves, Nath- 
an Haines, John Burr, Jun'r. Proved Aug. 21, 1750. Lib. 6, p. 371. 

1743-3, Jan. 18. Haines, John, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. To be buried near my wife, Anna, whom I appoint sole 
executrix. Daughters — Rachel and Hepsiba, both under age. Real 
■estate and right in Hains' saw mill. Witnesses — Caleb Haines, Wil- 
liam Foster, Enoch Haines. Proved Feb. 16, 1742. Lib. 4, p. 359. 

1742-3, 3rd day, 12th mo. (Feb.). Inventory, £259.18.10 ; made by Caleb 
Haines and William Foster. 

1731, June 18. Haines, Jonathan, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man. Account of Mary Haines, executrix, showing payments to Ben- 
jamin Paschal, Jon. Head, Jon. Peacock, Jon. Gosling, Darling Con- 
arrour, Solomon Smith, Dan'l Wills, Jon. Craig, Jon. Snoden, Jon. 
Burr, Dorothy Larges, Wm. Park, Rich'd Climer, Rich'd Parks, Thom- 
as Lindley, Wm. Cullum. (For will, see N. J. Archives, Vol. 23, p. 200). 

Burlington Wills, 1693-1700 C, 2126-30 C. 



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1743. Feb. SO. Haines, Lawrence. Int. Adm'r, Joseph Weaton. 

Lib. 5, p. 21. 
1731, Sept. 13. Haines, Nehemiah and John, sons of Jonathan 
Haines, being each above 14 years, make choice of Wm. Haines and 
Caleb Haines, of Northampton, to be their guardians. 

Burlington Wills, 2123 C. 

1745, 9th day, 6th mo. (Aag.). Haines, Nehemiah, of Rodmanton, 
Chester Township, Burlington Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Ephraim, 
real estate, and at 21 he is to pay his two twin sisters, Hannah and Mary 
each £25, they having been provided for by their grandfather, Lance- 
lot Brown. Daughter, Hope, under age. Executors — wife, Ann, with 
friend Joshua Humphris. Witnesses — Joshua Bispham, John Cox, 
Sam'l Atkinson. Proved Sept. 30, 1745. Lib. 5, p. 168. 

1745, 23rd, 24th days, Sept. Inventory, £387.4.6 ; made by Sam'l Atkin- 
son and Joshua Bispham. 

1744, Dee. 17. Haines, Richard, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Sons — Abraham, Richard, Carlfle, Enoch and Bethanah. 
Daughters — Mary Matlack, Rebecca Matlack, Rachel Allison, Sarah 
(wife of Edward Hillier), and widow, Elizabeth Newbury. Children 
of dau., Mary Matlack. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife, 
Mary, and dau., Elizabeth Newbury. Witnesses — Lucy Springer, Ben- 
jamin Allen, Gab. Blond. Proved April 12, 1746, by Elizabeth New- 
bury, surviving executrix. Lib. 5, p. 236. 

1746, 11th day, 2nd mo. (Apr.). Inventory, £218.15.10; made by Thom- 
as Wilkins, William Foster and William Sharp. 

174S-9, 2nd day, 11th mo. (Jan.). Haines, Samuel, of Northampton, 
Burlington Co., yeoman; will of. Children — Thomas, Sarah, Lydia, 
Jacob and Samuel, all under age. Lot in Mt. Holly and other real 
estate. Executors — wife, Lydia, and friend John Woolman. Wit- 
nesses — Revell Elton, Nathaniel Haines, Elizabeth Mumppervat. 
Proved Jan. 26, 1748. Lib. 6, p. 21. 

1748-9, 25th day, 11th mo. (Jan.). Inventory, £592.13.9; made by 
Revell Elton and Joseph Burr. 

Haines (see Haynes). 

1740, May 18. Hains, Daniel, of Allen Town, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Daughter, Hannah Hains, to be brought up at discretion of execu- 
tors. James, son of brother James Hains. Daniel, son of brother 
Stephen Hains. Ann, Sarah, Ruth and Phebe, daughters of sister Ann. 
Sarah, daughter of sister Sarah. Daniel, son of sister Phebe. Execu- 
tors — Stephen Johnes and Abiel Davis. Witnesses — James Johnston, 
Moses Robins, Junior, and John Foord. Proved June 10, 1740. 

Lib. 4, p. 241. 

, , — . Inventory (£484.15.11) includes parcel of bark, tan- 
ner's tools, 47 hides of sole leather, 13 hides of upper leather, 76 calf 
skins, 18 upper leather hides in the fat, 3 kip skins, etc.; also 1,000 ft. 
boards. Made by John Middleton and Moses Robins, Jr. 

1740, , — . Account. Payments to Thomas Cahill, for schooling 

legatee, Edward Stevenson, Elizabeth Hutchinson, for instructing Hannah 

in tailor's trade, Richard Carnes, Bethia Ketcham, Everitt, William 

Pidgeon, Benjamin Briton, William Whitehead, David Covide, Gideon 
Vikerdike, Thomas Sutton. 



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1731, Dec. 5. Mains, Hannah, of Gloucester Co., widow; will of. 
Daughters — Sarah, wife of John Snowden, and Mary, wife of John 
Wood. Grandchildren — James Whiteall, Hannah, Sarah, James, Henry, 
Jeremiah, Mary and Alice Wood, Liddia, Hannah and William Snow- 
den. Executor — son-in-law, John Wood. Witnesses — Jos. Lord, Rich- 
ard Bickham, Ju'r, Wm. Wilkins, Constantine Wood. Affirmed 26 
Dec, 1732. Lib. 3, p. 233. 

1732, Nov. 29. Inventory of Hannah Hains, of Woodbury Creek, Glou- 
cester Co., (£137.15.10) includes bonds of John Snowden, Richard Bick- 
ham, Ju'r, Tho. Wilkins, Thomas Bickham, rent due, for Redbanke, from 
Richard Bickham, Jur. ("from Hainses and John Wood, executors"), and 
a servant-boy, £20. Appraisers — Wm. Wilkins, Constantine Wood. 

, , — . Hains. Silas, of Hanover, Morris Co., tailor; will 

of. Wife, Ruth (2nd wife). Children — Silas and Jemima Hains 
(minors). An expected child. Mentions "brother Samuel Haine's 
widow, and children" also "inheritance supposed to be fallen to me 
on Long Island." In case children, Silas and Jemima, should die 
minors, household goods I had with former wife shall be returned to 
Mr. Daniel Taylor. Executors — Rev. Mr. Daniel Taylor, of Newark, 
and Joseph Tuttle, of Hanover, Morris Co. Witnesses — Elijah Gillette, 
James Hayward, John Tompkins. Proved 2 Feb. 1742. 

Morris Wills, 3 N. 

174". Sept. 27. Receipt for Silas Hains' will and Richard Wood's ad- 
min'n bond to be carried to Burlington. (Signed) David Stout. 

1748, Sept. 27. Hall, BnrgeKs, of Bordentown, Burlington Co., 
mariner; will of. Wife, Abigail, all estate, real and personal, during 
widowhood. Daughters — Martha Freach, Ruth and Abigail. Execu- 
tors — wife, and Robert Field, Sen'r. Witnesses — Rees Roberts, Robert 
Ashton, Geo. Bliss, Jun'r. Proved Aug. 31, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 313. 

1749, Aug. 7. Inventory £215.19.9%; made by Thos. Folkes and Isaac 
Horner. Includes debts due by George Palmer, Elihugh Lee, Jacob Hooker, 
Rees Jones, Joseph Wood, Jun'r, Rob't. Ashton, Joseph Roberts, Preston 
Manlaw, Charles Taylor, Job Warford, James Pugsley, Edward Kimbal, 
James Denness, John Ashton, Daniel Davis, John Goldsmith, Patrick 
Campble, John Lorton, Joseph Field, James Powell, Richard Parker, Sam'l 
Barwell, Oliver Carty, Thomas Holmes, Mathew McCarty, Mathew Far- 
rell, Francis Simson, Edward Chapman, Rob't. Taylor, John McKim, James 
Butler, James Fagon, Rees Roberts, Ocke Halanes. 

1735, Nov. 29. Hall, Clement, of Salem Town and County, mer- 
chant, petitions to be guardian of Mary Wolcott. Former guardian, 
Samuel Abbott, appointed 23 Aug., 1734. Witnesses — Joseph Tomlin- 
son, Saml. Bustill. Lib. 4, p. 50. 

1741, Oct. 30. Hall, Clement, Town and County of Salem, Esq.; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Sons — William Hall, my dwelling and 8 
acres in the town of Salem, being part of the 16 acre lot devised by 
my father to my brother Nathaniel Hall; also 50 acres at the Town's 
End joining William Hall's land; John, 8 acres of said land, being the 
lower moiety of the sixteen acre lot; also all my land in Cows Neck; 
and Ashton, the plantation in St. George Hundred, purchased of 
James Byard. Daughter, Anne Hall, at 18 or marriage, to have 
£300. Remainder of real estate (plantation tracts and lots) and 
rights and shares of Proprietary Land to be sold and the monies 



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divided among wife and children, William, John, Ashton and Ann 
Hall. Executors — uncle, Clement Plumstead, cousin William Plum- 
stead, brother William Hall and my wife, Elizabeth. Witnesses — 
Phil. Chetwood, Stephen Carmick, Danl. Mestayer. Proved 7 June, 
1742. Letters testamentary granted to William Plumstead, William 
Hall and Elizabeth Hall, three of the executors named. 

Lib. 4, p. 381. 

1748, June 13. Hall, Henry, of Somerset Co. Administration on 
estate granted to Eleanor Hall, of County aforesaid. Fellow bonds- 
man — John Garretson (signed "John Garrison"). Lib. E., p. 193. 

1748, June 15. Inventory (£111.17) includes one gun and sword, £1.14; 
1 negro boy, £26 ; negro girl, £16. Made by John Garrison, Henry Stevens, 

1747, May 16. Hall. John, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Admx., 
Anne Hall, widow. Bondsmen — James Chamless, Saml. Purveyance. 
All of said County. Witnesses — Edward Test, Danl. Mestayer. 

Lib. 5, p. 325. 

1742, Aug. 3. Hall, Samuel, of Salem Town and County, shop- 
keeper; will of. Brother, John Hall, executor and sole legatee, except 
five shilling to brother Daniel Hall. Witnesses — Wm. Siddons, John 
Pledger, Wm. Pennock. Sworn and affirmed 19 Aug., 1742. 

Lib. 4, p. 314. 

1723, Aug. 26. Hallenbeek, John, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Wellimtye. Children — Catherine, Rachel and 
Jane Hallenbeek. Real and personal estate. Executors — father-in- 
law, Peter Vanbuscarrick, and wife. Witnesses — Justus Falckner, 
Nicholas LUter, Isaac Blanchard. Proved July 11, 1737. 

1737, July 12. Administration granted to Willemtye Shotwell, late Wil- 
lemtye Hallenbeek. Lib. C, p. 168, 169. 

1736, March 31. Halstead, Caleb, of Middlesex Co., about 16 years 
of age, selects as his guardians John Halstead, of Elizabeth Town, 
yeoman, and Joseph Marsh, of Perth Amboy, shipwright. Witnesses — 
John Deare and Perit Lester. Lib. C, p. 76. 

1734, May 23. Halstead, Timothy, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Eldest son, Timothy, and his Ave children, each 
£5. Other children — Jacob, Jonis, John, Hannah (widow of Jacob 
Mitchell), Abigail Painter, Charity Haywood, Elizabeth Halstead, 
Rebecca Higgins. Daughter, Amey, £152, payable by bonds of 
Timothy Town, Barnet Christopher, Peter Sloot, Peter Andrewvet, 
Jonis Halstead; James Haywood and Henry Garthweight to see it 
paid. Executors — all the legatees. Witnesses — Joseph Man, Nathan- 
iel Crane, Jun'r, Abs'm Ladner. Proved March 1, 1734-5. 

1734-5, March 1. Jonas Halstead, Timothy Halstead, Rebecca Higgins 
and Elizabeth, wife of Jonathan Allen, called in the will Elizabeth Hal- 
stead, qualify as executors. Lib. C, p. 19. 

1740, Aug. 15. Halton, Charles, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Adm'r, Zachariah Peterson (during minority of John Hal- 
ton, only brother of deceased). Bondsman — Edmund Lord. Witness 
— Edward Noble. Lib. 4, p. 197. 

1740, July 21. Inventory, £76.11.7 ; made by Edmund Lord. John Jones. 

1736, April 2. Halton, Hance, of Rackoon Creek, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Briget. Sons — John, the plantation (120 



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acres) on which I live; Lawrence, the 100 acres joining the aforesaid 
land. Also they to have equally the land (100 acres) I bought of 
Lawres Halton and the meadows (14 acres) on said Creek, and 50 
acres bought of Samuel Shivers. Lawrence to have meadows (5 
acres) bought of Paul Gerron, and 50 acres bought of Lawrence 
Paulson. Daughters — Mary, Sarah and Rebecka Halton. Sole execu- 
tor — son, Charles Halton. Witnesses — Micheall Conelly, Zarias Peter- 
son, John Jones. Proved 21 March, 1736. Lib. 4, p. 92. 
1736, May — . Inventory, £66.3.5 ; made by Zarias Peterson, John 
Jones. 

1739, Feb. 9. Halton, James, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co.; will of. 
Wife, Katharine. Son, James Halton, executor, and to have whole 
estate. Daughters — Christeena Guest, Mary Silly and Magdalena Gill. 
Witnesses — Erick Cox, Lawrence Paulson, John Jones. Proved 30 
April, 1743. Lib. 4, p. 359. 

1742, Dec. 4. Inventory (£92.6.2) includes "cattle, cotton and sider 
trough." Appraisers — John Jones, William Guest. 

1740, Aug. 15. Halton, Lawrence, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman. Int. Adm'r, Zacharias Peterson, in place of John Halton, a 
minor brother. Bondsman — Edmund Lord. Witness — Edward Noble. 

1740, Aug. 9. Inventory (£67.12.1) includes working tools and old 
lumber, books and book debts. Appraisers — Edmund Lord, Zarias Peter- 
son. Gloucester Wills, 254 H. 

1738, July 10. Ham, William, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. Int. 
Admx., Grace Ham. William Carvell, of Shrewsbury, fellow bonds- 
man. Witnesses — Gabriel Stelle and John Redford. 

Monmouth Wills, 545 M. 

174C, Jan. 3. Hamilton, Archibald, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., 
schoolmaster; will of. Wife, Judith, executrix, and to have during 
widowhood household goods and interest of bond due by Daniel Pen- 
ton. Daughter, Catrine Penton. Witnesses — Olliver Webb, Nicholas 
Philpot, Sr., Nicholas Philpot, Jr. Proved 22 Dec, 1747. 

1747, Dec. 21. Inventory (£72.8.7) includes large Bible, £1.1. Apprais- 
ers — Jeremiah Baker, Josias Penunton. Salem Wills, 829 Q. 

1735, Nov. 7. Hamilton, Col. John, Esq., of Perth Amboy, Middle- 
sex Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, sole executrix, and all estate both 
real and personal. Witnesses — P. Kearny, Jno. Broughton, Susanna 
Kearny. Proved March 21, 1747. Lib. E, p. 138. 

1742. Nov. 22. Hamilton. William, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x, Mary 
Hamilton, relict. Bondsman — John Jones, atty-at-law, Thomas Carny, 
yeoman. All of same place. Witnesses — Tim. Rain, Chas. O Neill. 

Lib. 4, p. 377. 

1742, Nov. 22. Inventory (£60.6.9) includes gun, sheep and cows. Ap- 
praisers — Thomas Carney, Benja. Cullen. 

1743, May SO. Hamilton, William, of Cape May County. Int. Adm'x, 
Hannah Hamilton, his widow, Quakeress. Fellow bondsman — John 
Paige. Witnesses — Enoch Lewis, Benjamin Houlden. Lib. 4, p. 380. 

174 3, April 30. Inventory of estate of "Doctor William Hamilton'' 
(£32.3.1), includes broad cloath coat, black vest, leather breeches 
(£2.10.0) ; blew coat, double breasted vest and old breeches (£1.10.0) ; old 



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red great coat, old banyan, 13 gloves and old wig, cane and belts, small 
papers containing some pils, rasins and powders, "the value whereof is 
not well known to the appraisers, but conceive they are worth £1.10.0," 
box of small Viels, some empty and some containing some waters, spirits, 
salts, etc., "the value of them not well known to the appraisers, but con- 
ceive them worth £1.0.0," an amputating knife and saw, 2 saw plates, 
some other chirurgin's instruments, case of chirurgin's instruments, case 
of lancets. Debts due from James Townsend, Silvanus Townsend, Estate 
of John Grandam, Estate of John Stites. Appraisers — Aaron Learning, 
Elisha Hand. 

1745, March 29. Account. Cash paid to Lydia Taylor, Joseph Rose 
(surrogate), Elisha Hand, Enoch Lewis, Samuel Stevans, Jacob Spicer, 
David Culver, Henry Young, Benj. Holdin, William Mulford, Aaron Learn- 
ing, Henry Stites (Justice of the Peace). 

1734, 2nd day, 3rd mo. (May). Hammel. John, of Town and Co. of 
Burlington, gent.; will of. Children — John, William, Michal (wife 
of Michael Freasland), Mary (wife of Peter Rose) and Elizabeth 
Thomson. Real and personal estate. Daughter, Elizabeth Thomson, 
sole executrix. Witnesses — Jno. Raworth, Thos. Scattergood, Thos. 
Scattergood, Jun'r. Proved Sept. 18, 1734. Lib. 3, p. 428. 

1748, Sept. 15. Hammit, William, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x, 
Elizabeth Hammit, widow. Bondsman — Thomas Cheeseman. 

Lib. 6, p. 328. 

1748, June 23. Inventory (£174.8.0) includes cash due from Thos. 
Chessman, Henry Roe, William Smallwood, Richard Cheeseman. Apprais- 
ers — Thos. Cheeseman, William Cheeseman. 

1748, Jane 22. Hampton (Hamton), Andrew, of Elizabeth Town, 
Essex Co., yeoman; will of. Children — Andrew, Abner, Jacob, Hannah 
and Margaret, last three under age. Plantation given me by my 
father, Andrew Hampton, deceased, of Elizabeth Town, joining lands 
of Thomas Clark and John Terrill; land bought of John Ryno at Ash 
Swamp, Middlesex Co. Executors — wife, Mary, and friend Joseph 
Cory. Witnesses — John Pike, Abraham Clark, Jona. Hampton. Proved 
Dec. 26, 1748. Lib. E, p. 233. 

1748, Nov. 18. Inventory (£311.00.04) includes bonds from John Ter- 
rill, Sam'll Brooks, Andrew Bryant, Samuel Olliver, Elnathan Cory, 
Nath'll Clarke, Ro. Drummond. Made by Thomas Clark and Jona. Hamp- 
ton. ; j 

1746, Sept. 11. Hampton, Hannah, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
spinster, upwards of 14 years. Bond of Samuel Olliver, yeoman, as 
guardian. Moses Vanname, of Perth Amboy, mariner, fellow bonds- 
man. Lib. D, p. 403. 

1731, Oct. 27. Hampton (Hamton), James, of Elizabeth Town, 
Essex Co., yeoman; will of. Wife , two-thirds of estate. Chil- 
dren — Jonathan and Lydia, both under age. Land called Frazee's 
meadow, lying between Passaick and Dead Rivers; plantation lying 
to northward of James Clark's land. Executors — son, Jonathan, and 
friend John Spinning. Witnesses — Thomas Hills, Thomas Clark, An- 
drew Joline. Proved May 23, 1732. Lib. B, p. 263. 

1732, April 24. Inventory (£299.03.02), includes sheep sold to James 
Hindes Jun'r, books sold to Ebenezer Johnson, and bonds due from Phil- 



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lip Donman, Jno. Salnave, Humphrey Sholes, James Clarke, R. Higgins, 
Jno. King, Nath'll Bonnell, Jun'r, Sam'll Clarke, George Johnston, Benja- 
min Watkins, Joseph Tooker. Made by John Salnave. 

1744-5, March 5. — Hampton, Jonathan, of Rah way, Essex Co.; will 
of. Eldest son, Abraham, of Staten Island, land joining lands of 
Peter Tremleys and Garret Post. Son, Jonathan, negro man and 
clock, after the death of his mother-in-law. Daughters — Margaret 
Styles, Mary Oliver, Sarah, Johanna and Hannah Hampton. Son- 
in-law, John Bird. Land joining lands of John Marsh and Daniel 
Lane. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and son Abraham. Witnesses — 
John Badgley, Euphema Badgley, Edward Vaughn. Proved April 
13, 1745. Lib. D, p. 262. 

1747-8, March 21. Hampton (Hamton), Mary Ann, widow of Jon- 
athan Hamton of Essex Co. Int. Joseph Hindes, Jun'r, (with consent 
of Jonathan Hampton), administrator. Jonathan Hampton, fellow 
bondsman. Lib - B > P- 138 - 

1748, May 19. Hampton, Thomas, of Gloucester Township and 
County, boat or fiatt-man; will of. Legacies to brothers — Edward, 
husbandman, John, yeoman, and William, husbandman. Sisters — 
Rosanna Albertson (has daughters Judith and Nancy, both under 
age), Mary Zain, Sarah Bogs and Judith Anderson. Executors — father, 
William Hampton, yeoman, of County aforesaid, and brother, William 
Hampton. Witnesses — Richard Arell, John Hider, Michael Fisher. 
Proved 30 Dec, 1748. Lib. 6, p. 255. 

1748, Aug. 20. Inventory, £304.11.1 ; made by John Hider, Michael 
Fisher. 

1738, Oct. 1. Hamton, Andrew, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., tailor; 
will of. Wife, Margaret, the money due her from Josiah Terrill. Chil- 
dren — Johannah Lambert, widow, Elizabeth Oliver, Thomas, Andrew, 
John, and Margaret Hamten. Land joining land of Thomas Clark; 
land I bought of James Hind. Executors — Joseph Tooker and Thomas 
Clark. Grandsons — Isaac Terrill, Jonathan Hampton. Witnesses — 
Joseph Clark, John Terrill, Mary Clark. Proved Jan. 30, 1738. 

Lib. C, p. 247. 

1738-9, Jan. 18. Inventory (£170.04) includes debts due from Jonas 
Wood, Leonard Miles, Joseph Hetfield, Peter Simons, widow Mitchel. 
Made by John Spining and Andrew Joline. 

1728-9, 24th d of 12 mo. (Feb.). Hance, John, of Shrewsbury, Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Son, Thomas, the testator's 
sloop. Residue of estate among all my children, son Thomas ex- 
cepted, and son John to have £5 more than the rest. Daughters to 
have £5 less than sons. Executors — brother, Isaac Hance, and Gabriel 
Stelle. Witnesses — Preserve Lippincott, Aron Robins and Amos 
White. (No record of probate. In the record the preceding probate 
date is August 5, 1732). Lib. B, p. 297. 

1746, August 23. Hance. John, Senior, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Willemtie. Eldest son, John. John, Antie, Aart, 
Willemtie. David, Jannetie, Marya and Leenaa, children of son John. 
John, Willemtie, Sary and Peter, children of eldest daughter, Jan- 
netie. Willentie, John, Marya, Cornelias, Catryntie and Jametie, chil- 



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dren of youngest son, Hendrick. Daughter, Marya. Executors — Roelof 
Schenck (son of John Schenck) and William Williamson, blacksmith. 
Witnesses — John Van Kerck and John Schenck. Proved Nov. 14, 
17 46. Lib. D, p. 432. 

1746, Oct. 9. Inventory (£657.18.6) includes bonds of Richard Sudam, 
Peter Schenck, Samuel Car, John Van Mater, John Hance, Leffert Lef- 
fertson, Cornelias Van Hengelen, William Williamson, Mr. Erickson, Wil- 
liam Logan, — Thorn. Teunnis Awmack. Made by Peter Bowne and John 
Van Kerck. Additional inventory, £4.16.3 ; made by William Clark and 
Peter Bowne. 

174«, July 15. Hance, Thomas, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., 
mariner; will of. Children mentioned but no names given, all under 
age. Executors — wife, Abigail, and friend John Lyle. Witnesses — 
William Blane, Nathaniel Ogden. Proved Aug. 13, 1746. 

Lib. D, p. 401. 

1746, Oct. 28. Inventory, £95.16.2 ; made by Nathaniel Ogden and 
Petries Slegt. 

1734, Aug. 5. Hancock, Edward, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co., 
guardian of John Hopper, son of Benjamin Hopper, late of same place, 
weaver. Lib. 3, p. 425. 

1737, Oct. 28. Hancock, Edward, of Salem Co., yeoman, guardian 
of Aaron Daniel, an orphan 14 yrs. Witnesses — Abel Nicholson, Danl. 
Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 124. 

1739, April 9. Hancock, Edward, of Alloways Creek, "alias Mun- 
mouth River," Salem Co., husbandman; will of. Wife, Hanna, for the 
bringing up of the children, the use of all real estate during her 
widowhood; also benefit of plantation given me by my father's will, 
purchased of Jeremiah Powell, until my son Edward attains 21. 
Daughters — Elizabeth and Lidia Hancock at 16, my part of that 
plantation in Pens Neck, unless my wife and brother, W 7 illiam Han- 
cock, see fit to sell the same, and put the money at interest for them. 
Daughters — Hannah and Grace Hancock at 16, plantation and tract of 
land I purchased of Benjamin Allen. Executors — wife and son, Ed- 
ward. Witnesses — Charles Davis, Wm. Siddons, John Jones, Chas. 
Connor. Affirmed 3 Oct. 1739. Lib. 4, p. 204. 

1739, May 14. Inventory, £303.4.6 ; made by Samuel Hancock, James 
Allen. 

1744, Oct. 23. Hancock, Job, of Salem Co., tailor. Int. Adm'r, 
Bradbury Stretch "as related and principal creditor." Bondsman — 
Thomas Hancock. Both farmers in said County. Lib. 5, p. 55. 

1744, Nov. 9. Inventory (£118.14.3) includes Bible. £0.9.0. Appraisers 
— Jonathan Bradway, James Chambless. 

1739, Nov. 5. Hancock, Nathaniel, of Alloways Creek, Salem Co., 
yeomanu will of. To daughter, Mary Hancock (not 16), all estate. 
Her grandmother, Mary Chandler, to have the use of all lands, except 
the timber, for the bringing up of said daughter; if the said Mary 
Chandler dies, Joseph Stretch, Junior, to act in her place. If said 
daughter should die under 16, without lawful issue, estate shall be 
divided equally among my own brothers and sisters. Executors — 
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Witnesses — Joseph Stretch, Senior, David Loper, Richard Bradford. 
Affirmed 1 May, 1740. Lib. 4, p. 232. 

1740, 2 mo. (Apr.), 3 da. Inventory, £154.4.1; made by Wm. Hancock, 
Jonathan Bradbury. 

1733, Deo. 18. Hancock, Richard, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Admrs., 
Joseph Bacon and Charles Oakford. Bondsman — Joseph Darken, yeo- 
man. All of said County. Witnesses — John Norton, Danl. Mestayer. 

Lib. 3, p. 386. 

1733, Dec. 3. Inventory, £102.13 ; made by Abel Nicholson, Joseph 
Darkin. 

1740, March 11. Hancock, Samuel, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. 
Admx., Rebecca Hancock, relict. Bondsman — Samuel Fogg, John 
Fitzpatrick, all of said County. Witnesses — John Hunt, Joseph Ward. 

Lib. 4, p. 269. 

1740, March 11. Inventory (£214) taken at Alloways Creek, includes 
cattle and horses, £99.18. Appraisers — John Fitzpatrick, Joseph Ward. 

1737, Oct. 28. Hancock, William, Esq., of Salem Co., appointed 
guardian of William Daniel (16 years). Witnesses — Abel Nicholson, 
Danl. Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 122. 

Hancock (see Handcock). 

1732, Feb. 8. Hand, Benjamin, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife to 
have V2 of plantation and the new house during widowhood. At re- 
marriage or decease, son Isaac (who has the other half and the old 
house), to have the whole, also cane and shoe buckles. Daughters — 
Patience and Phebe Hand. If a child should be born, son, and daugh- 
ter Patience, shall pay the child a certain number of pounds. 
Executors — wife, Ruth, and son Isaac Hand. Witnesses — James 
Flood, Bezabel Osborn, Nathan Osborne. Proved 20 March, 1732. 

Lib. 3, p. 340. 

1732-3, Feb. 19. Inventory (£188.2.10) includes yoke of oxen, 12 cows, 
35 sheep, 30 1-4 of rum, V 2 of a shallop. Appraisers — Nathaniel Resco, 
Robert Townsend. 

1732, Nov. 7. Hand, Cornelias, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Deborah, to have the use of all land during widowhood. Son, 
Cornelius (not 21), to possess same forever. Daughter-in-law, De- 
borah Taylor, one-third part of one-third of moveable estate. Execu- 
tors — wife, and my honorable father-in-law, Henry Young. Wit- 
nesses — Nathaniel Rusco, Jacob Garrison, Shamgar Hand. Proved 31 
March, 1733. Lib. 3, p. 338. 

1732, Nov. 18. Inventory (£141.00.03), includes negro boy (£20), cattle, 
sheep and horses (£67.11.06). 

1748, Nov. 30. Hand, George, Junior, of Cape May Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, use of plantation and mill, during widowhood, to bring 
up the children. Son, Jeremiah Hand, the homestead house and land, 
and a piece of marsh at Fishing Crick, and % of piece of land at head 
of Green Creek. Son, Elias, land at Ash Swamp, the mill and 4 acres 
of marsh between William Mathews and Recompense Hand; also % 
of land at head of Green Creek, and five miles of Beach. Daughters — 
Sarah, Ahrhoda and Naome. An expected child (if a boy to have £20, 
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paid by my son Jeremiah Hand). Executors — Brother, Thomas Hand, 
and my wife, Mary. Witnesses — Daniel Hand, Edward Church, Nathan 
Hand. Proved 16 May, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 367. 

1749, Apr. 10. Inventory (£130.18.3), includes cattle, sheep, horses and 
swine. Appraisers — Richard Crafford and Elisha Hand. 

1732, Oct. 4. Hand, Jeremiah, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife. Cousin, George Hand, former son of my brother George Hand, Mi 
of the "home stall land" I live on, next to my brother Recompence. 
John Hand, son of John Hand, the remainder of said land. They to 
possess the five mile beech with 90 acres of land near Greene Creek 
branches, with 15 acres of marsh near the "Seader Homakes." Broth- 
er, Recompence and his children two-thirds of moveable estate. Lega- 
cies to cousin Mary Hand, brother Thomas and his children. Execu- 
tor — George Hand, Senior. Witnesses — John Hiatt, James Flood, 
Richard Downes. Proved 26 Feb., 1732-3. Lib. 3, p. 260. 

1732, Oct. 7. Inventory, £30.10.0; made by Nathaniel Rusco, William 
Mathews. 

1733, May 27. Account. Moneys paid to Eliza. Hand (widow), 
Recompence Hand, John Jones, Saml. Bustill, Rebecca Garlick, Peter 
Hand, James Flood, Richard Downes, Jeremiah Hand, Jacob Spicer, 
Nathaniel Prusco, William Mathew, George Crandal, John Crandal, 
Trustam Hedges, Christopher Foster, Ebenezer Swaine, George Hand, 
Mary Hand. 

Letter of Richard Downes, who wrote the will, dated Cape May, Feb. 
26, 1732-3, explains what will meant. Sworn before Jacob Spicer, Justice. 

1736, Apr. 27. Hand, John, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r, Elisha 
Hand. Fellow bondsman — Ebenezer Newton, both of County afore- 
said. Witnesses — Thomas Hand, William Simkins, Jacob Spicer, 
Junior. Lib. 4, p. 65. 

1736, Apr. 24. Inventory (£198.0.11) includes cattle, hcgs and geese. 
Appraisers — Ebenezer Newton, Thomas Hand. 

1738, June 7. Account. Payments to Nathl. Norton, Thos. Hand, James 
Page, John Crandall", Thos. Ross, John Hand, Ebenezer Newton, Mercy 
Hand, (widow), Jane Hand, Rachel Hand (daughters), Thos. Buck, etc., 
amounting in all to (£147.4.7). Cape May Wills, 86 E. 

1743, June 1. Hand, John, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'x, Elener 
Hand. Fellow bondsman — Robert Townsend, of County aforesaid. 
"Witnesses — Clement Conicle, Jeremiah Hand. Cape May Wills, 111 E. 

1742, Jan. 28. Inventory of personal estate, £92.06.5 ; made by Moses 
Crosly, John Ireland. 

1744, , — . Account. Moneys paid out by William Morceland and 

Elener his wife : Loan office, Joseph Roas, Henry Stits, Esqr., Joseph 
Maps, Richard Smith, Silvanes Townsend, Robert Townsend, George Hol- 
enshead, John Ireland, Henry Young, Esqr., "Colnor and Jury to vew the 
dead body," Moses Crosle. 

1747, May 20. Hand, John, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r, Silas 
Hand. James Whildin, fellow bondsman, both of County aforesaid, 
gentlemen. Witnesses — Elijah Hughes and Jeremiah Hand. 

Lib. 5, p. 457. 

1747, Aug. 1. Inventory of personal estate, £119.01.3 ; made by Elijah 
Hughes, Barnabas Crowell, Junior. 



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1744-5, Feb. 9. Hand, Mercy, of Cape May Co.; will of. Certain 
moveables to sons Elisha and John Hand, to daughters Abigail Buck, 
Mary Paige and Jane Whilldin, and to son-in-law, Richard Smith. 
Son, Isaiah Hand to have negro man Will, on condition, etc. Elishu 
Hand, youngest son (not of age). Residue to sons Silas, Isaiah and 
Elishu. Executors — Elisha Hand and Richard Smith. Witnesses — 
Barnabas Crowell, Junior, Ezekiel Mulford, Senior, Samuel Eldredge, 
Jacob Spicer. Proved 5 Feb., 1745-6. Lib. 5, p. 244. 

1745, Dec. 3. Inventory, £92.16.10 ; made by Elijah Hughes, Barnabas 
Crowell, Junior. 

1732, Feb. 13. Hand, Sary (Sarah), of Cape May Co., widow; will 
of. Son, Jacob, % of my rights for houses, lands, goods, etc., to 
which I am rightfully entitled by my husband's last will; the other 
half to my son Jeremiah. Executor — friend, Nathanel Rusco. Wit- 
nesses — James Flood, Jeremiah Hand, Hester Hewit. Proved 10 May, 
1733. Lib. 3, p. 333. 

1731-2, Feb. 16. Hand, Thomas, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife one-third of lands during widowhood. Sons — Thomas, the home 
lands at Fishing Creek; Jacob, all lands and meadow at Gosen; 
Jeremiah, £10, Aaron £10, to be paid by my son Thomas. Son, Leuey, 
£5, to be paid by son Jacob. Legacies to daughters — Leusey, Mary, 
Lidey, Jerusey. Executors — wife and George Hand. Witnesses — 
Richard Downes, Jeremiah Hand, Jeremiah Church. Proved 27 M^' , 
1732. 

1733, May 27. Letters to George Hand, the surviving execr' -^ 

Lib. 3. p. 311. 

1733, Apr. 26. Inventory (£68.03.0) includes cattle (£40.18.0). Ap- 
praisers — John Flower, John Hughes. 

1738, July 27. Account. Moneys paid to Jacob Spicer, Samuel Bustill, 
Francis Bevis, Christopher Foster, Richd. Downs, Jon. Hughs, Mary Hand, 
Ruth Crowell, Joseph Lord, Nathaniel Foster, George Crandall, Nathan 
Osborne, Nicholas Stillwell, Andrew McFarland, Recompense Hand, Wil- 
liam Smith, Tristam Hedges, Christopher Foster, Jeremiah Hand, etc. 

1733, March 31. Hand, William, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r, 
Shangar Hand. Fellow bondsman — Nathaniel Rusco, all of County 
aforesaid. Witnesses — William Mathews, Jacob Spicer, Jacob Spicer, 
Junior. Cape May Wills, 70 E. 

1732, Nov. 18. Inventory (£58.02.08) includes cattle (£31.02.08). Ap- 
praisers — Nathaniel Rusco, Jacob Garrison. 

1732, Nov. 13. Hand, Zelophehad, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, one-third of personal estate and £5 more for maintain- 
ing an expected child. Also, use of all lands and of negro man until 
sons Nathaniel and Daniel will be 21. Son, Onezemus, to be provided 
for by my wife until Nathaniel and Daniel are of age; then they 
to possess equally the plantation whereon I live. Nathaniel to 
have the southwesterly half next to William Seagraves, Daniel the 
northeasterly side joining Cornelius Hand's land. Legacies to wife's 
son, Jacob, and to my daughters Susannah, Jerusha, Deborah (all 
unmarried), and an expected child. Executors — wife, Sarah, and 
Nathaniel Rusco. Witnesses — Thomas Hewet, Shamgar Hand, Elisa- 
beth Hand. Proved 10 May, 1733. Lib. 3, p. 334. 
1732, Nov. 28. Inventory (£90.14.0), includes cattle, sheep, swine, 
horses (£55.01.06). Appraisers — John Shaw, Jacob Garrison. 



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1737, Oct. 28. Account of Nathaniel Rusco, Executor. Moneys paid 
to Jeremiah Hand. Thomas Stoneback, Thomas Hand, Joshua Shaw, 
Thomas Hewett, Benjamin Johnson, Ruth Hand, Ananias Osborn, James 
Crease, John Garlick, Peter Hand, Henry Young, Aaron Learning-, Henry 
Stites. George Crandall, Ebenezer Swaine, Robt. Cresse, John Cress, Jacob 
Spicer, Nathan Osborn, William Seagrave, Elizabeth Crowell, Lemual 
Swaine, Doctor Flood, John Shaw, Jones, Jerusha Hand. 

17:?-, Feb. 4. Handcock, John, of Mansfield, Burlington Co.; will of. 
Wife, Anne, sole executrix. Children — William, John, Edward, Jo- 
seph and Godfrey. Real and personal estate. Witnesses — Jonathan 
Scott, Henry Scott, Bartholomew Gibson, George Eyre. Proved April 
10, 1733. Lib. 3, p. 400. 

17.54. April 6. Inventory, £84.18; made by Barthol. Gibson and Ed- 
ward Kimble. 

1749, Jan. 5. Hankins, Richard, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., 
carpenter. Int. Janet Hankins, widow, declines administration and 
recommends her brother-in-law William Hankins as administrator. 
Witnesses — W r ill'm Cook, Sarah Brown. Lib. E, p. 358. 

1749, Jan. 12. Bond of William Hankins as administrator. John 
Stewart, (Steward) fellow bondsman, both yeomen of New Brunswick. 

1753, Feb. 22. Inventory of estate of Richard Hankins, who deceased 
Dec. 9, 1749, £59.10.6 ; made by Ephrain Dunham, John Stewart, Thomas 
Combs, Matthias Halldron. Account shows payments to Duncan Camp- 
bell, A~hraham Ouke, Francis Holman, Dirk van Veghten, Folkard Ben- 
net, Hendrick Vanduzen, Peteres Slegt, Jas. Hay, Andrew Johnston, Fred- 
erick Outgilt, Ephraim Dunham, Jun r, Daniel Hankins, Johannes Fisher, 
Elisha Dunham, Mathias Holdren, Nath'll Rolfe, Josiah Barent, Jos. For- 
man. 

1745, April 20. Hankins, William, of Winsor, Middlesex Co.; yeo- 
man; will of. Children — John, Zachariah, Jonathan, Richard, Daniel, 
Mary and Lydia. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife Mary, 
brother Samuel Parent, and friend Benjamin Sutton. Witnesses — 
Robert Holmes, James Reynolds, Samuel Thropp. Proved June 7, 1745. 

Lib. 5, p. 117. 

1744, March 10. Hankinson, John, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Sisters, Hester Vankirk and Hanner Anderson. Cousin, An Cox, 
daughter of sister Lida. Witnesses — Thomas Hankinson, Jr., Thomas 
Cox and John Campbell, Jr. Proved May 29, 1747, when Kenneth 
Anderson and William Vankirk, husbands of two of the legatees, were 
sworn as administrators with will annexed. John Campbell, Jr., 
yeoman, fellow bondsman. Lib. E, p. 47. 

1748, April 15. Inventory (£131.18.3) includes debts of Stephen Bogart, 
Joseph Wilson, William Madock, John Forman, Henry Van Hook and 
W'illiam Van Kerk. Made by David Rhe and John Henderson. 

1736, Sept. 7. Hannah, Thomas, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., laborer. 
Int. Bond of Francis Bowes, of Trenton, Esquire, as administrator. 
Samuel Bustill, of Burlington, Esquire, surety. Witnesses — Sarah Ann 
Bustill and Joseph Rose. Hunterdon Wills, 111 J. 

1748, July 18. Hargrove, George, of Burlington Co. Int. Mary 
Hargrove, widow, and Elizabeth Brown, principal creditor, request 
that David Rockhill be appointed administrator. Lib. 6, p. 326. 



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1748, July 19. Inventory of the personal estate, £73.7 ; made by John 
Rockhill and Jonathan Shreeve. 

1748, July 29. Bond of David Rockhill, of Burlington Co., yeoman, as 
administrator. John Rockhill, of same, yeoman, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. 7, p. 92. 

1748, May 16. Harney, Walter, of Reading- Township, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Daughter, Mary Harney, when mar- 
ried. Children of John Reading, of Amwell Township. Executors — 
wife, and friend John Reading, Jr., of Amwell. Witnesses — Abraham 
Zutphen, Hendrick Vannest, Robert Calcitt. Proved August 1, 1748. 

Lib. 5, p. 505. 

1748, July 28. Inventory, £194.6.8 ; made by David Berton and Abra- 
ham Zutphen. 

1750, Nov, 23. Harper, William, of City of Philada., merchant. Int. 
Alice Harper, widow, and David Harper, eldest son of deceased, re- 
nounce, their right to administer in New Jersey to Thomas Harper, 
another son. 

1750, Dec. 1. Bond of Thomas Harper, of Philada., merchant, as admin- 
istrator. John Baynton, of same, merchant, fellow bondsman. 

Burlington Wills, 4C75-7 C. 

1730, Feb. 17. Harriman, Jobn, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son-in-law, John Hendricks, small Bible. Daughter, 
Hannah Hendricks, large Bible. Granddaughters — Hannah, Sarah 
and Lydia Hendricks, and to all other children of John and Hannah 
Hendricks land lately purchased of Joseph Willson, and seven acres 
joining land of Jacob Mitchell, deceased. Son-in-law John Clarke, and 
daughter Abigail Clarke and their children, Abigail and John, plan- 
tation joining lands of Benjamin Pierson, Benjamin Meeker and Capt. 
Ebenezer Lyon; land I purchased of my father-in-law, Isaac White- 
head, of Elizabeth Town, deceased; land in partnership with my 
brothers Richard and Stephen Harriman; lands joining lands of Ben- 
jamin Parkhurst, deceased, William Ogden and Capt. Daniell Price. 
Elizabeth Harriman, daughter of brother Richard. Brother, Joseph 
Harriman, accounts with John Lyon. Children of brother, Joseph 
Harriman, viz., John Harriman, instrument for surveying lands; 
Hannah Harriman, silver spoon; David Harriman, silver tumbler, and 
silver spoon to another of his daughters. Brother, Stephen Harriman, 
meadow joining meadow of Ephraim Price and Nathan Whitehead; 
his daughter, Joanna, one cow; his son, John, land I purchased of 
Benjamin Parkhurst, deceased, joining lands of Thos. Ogden and 
Richard Harriman; his other daughters each a silver spoon. House- 
keeper, Deborah Price. Executors — Benjamin Price, Jun'r, and broth- 
ers Richard and Stephen. Witnesses— William Clarke, Daniel Parson 
(Pierson), Samuel Whitehead. Proved March 22, 1730. 

Lib. B, p. 202. 

1732, Oct. 20. We, Joseph Price, Silvester Cole and John Wade, are 
held in bonds for Richard Harriman and Benjamin Price, surviving 
executors. Note. — John Harriman bequeathed to Deborah Coale, wife of 
Silvester Cole, late Deborah Price, £25. Witnesses — Daniel Meeker, Sarah 
Sayer. 

1750, Dee. 13. Harris, Anna, of Fairfield Precinct, Cumberland Co., 
widow of Thomas Harris, late of said precinct. Sons — Thomas, Caleb 
and Jeremiah. Granddaughter, Anna Harris. "Children in my house 
and family with me all that woolen cloth already made for clothing, 



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each child to have as intended by me known to my daughter Sarah 
Ogden and granddaughter Anna Harris." Daughter, Sarah Ogden, 
wife of Thomas Ogden, residue of estate. Executor — son-in-law, 
Thomas Ogden. Witnesses — David Fithian, Henry Wescote, Benja- 
min Stratton, Junior. Proved 27 Dec, 1750. Lib. 7, p. 74. 
1750, Dec. 21. Inventory (£148.17.9) includes cattle, sheep, hogs, 
wheat on the ground. Appraisers — David Fithian, Jeremiah Buck. 

1745, May 22. Hnrrl», Isaac, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'x, 
Marey Harris. Bondsmen — Henry Seely and David Stratten, all of 
Salem County. Witnesses — Daniel Alderman, Danl. Mestayer. 

Lib. 5, p. 215. 

1745, May 7. Inventory (£94.2.5) includes cattle and horses. Apprais- 
ers — Daniel Alderman, Jonathan Ogden. 

1749, Oct. 24. Harris, Thomas, of Fairfield Precinct, Cumberland 
Co.; will of. Wife, Anna, during widowhood, % of improvements 
within Beller's Survey, both of upland and marsh, and benefit of pro- 
duce upon homestead, wheat in the barn at Deerfield, and on ground 
at home. Son, Caleb, the other % of improvements within Beller's 
Survey, both of upland and marsh. Son, Thomas, y 2 of lands at Deer- 
field, excepting 86 acres designed for son Isaac, and on which he 
lived and died, which is to be given to his sons — Isaac (not 21) and 
Thomas (not 21); also to my son Thomas one moiety of salt marsh, 
the homestead and the marsh within Beller's Survey. Son, Jeremiah, 
other half of the land at Deerfield. To grandsons above mentioned, 
improvements on the Society's land. To Anna, Mercy, Mary and 
Esther Harris, daughters of my late son Isaac, benefit of lease which 
I gave to Abraham Garretson. Daughter, Sarah Ogden, to share with 
her three brothers in residue of the estate, Caleb improving his part 
under conduct of executors. Executors — sons Thomas and Jeremiah. 
Witnesses — David Ogden, Isaac Preston, David Fithian, Joseph Seelye. 
Proved Dec. 20 (1749; but no year mentioned). Lib. 6, p. 295. 

1749, Dec. 19. Inventory (£298.2) includes negro man (£50), cattle, 
sheep and hogs (£76.06.0). Appraisers — Jeremiah Buck, Joseph Seelye. 

1732-3, Jan. 11. Harrison, Abraham, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. 
Hannah Harrison, widow, declines to accept the administration and 
requests that Daniel Pierson and David Williams be appointed. 

1732-3, Jan. 11. Bond of Daniel Peirson as administrator. David Wil- 
liams, fellow bondsman. Witness — Edward Thomas. Lib. B, p. 345. 

1737, March 13. Harrison, Daniel, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Children of daughters Lydia Baldwin and Abigail Farrand, both de- 
ceased. Sons — Moses and Daniel, land formerly given testator by 
deed of gift, joining lands of Joseph Harrison and Joseph Johnson, 
and land in the Great Neck, joining land of John Plum. Grandson, 
Jonathan Harrison. Executors — sons Daniell and Moses. Witnesses — 
Sam'll Farrand, David Ogden, Aaron Richards. Proved Dec. 26, 1738. 

Lib. C, p. 240. 

1738-9, Jan. 23. Inventory, £37.15.01 ; made by Eliphalet Johnson and 
Thomas Longworth. 

1740, Apr. 2. Harrison, Elizabeth, widow of John Harrison, Junior, 
Esq., Rocky Hill, Somerset Co.; will of. House and lot at Perth 
Amboy given by the will (of 2 March, 1723) of her husband, John 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I73O-I750 223 

Harrison, to be sold by executors and money divided among my four 
children — Benjamin Higgins, Benjamin Harrison, Sarah Loakison 
(who has a daughter Salrah under 21) and Grace Harrison. Men- 
tions daughters Rachel Harrison, wife of Benjamin Harrison, Mary 
Higgens and Nance Harrison. Grandchildren — Edward Higgins, Eliza 
and Sarah Warden. Executors — sons Benjamin Harrison and Ben- 
jamin Higgins. Witnesses — Lewis Moore, Thomas Soden, Thos. Yates. 

Lib. B, p. 185. 

1747, March 30. Harrison, John, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'r, 
brother, Henry Harrison. Fellow bondsman — Dollin Corle. 

Lib. E, p. 10. 

1747, July 27. Harrison, Peter, of New Hanover, Burlington Co., 
weaver; will of. Children — Isaac, Joseph, Thomas, Sarah Fox, Mary, 
Ruth and Deborah. Tract bought of Wm. Sexton's executors, viz., 
John Steward and Ann Sexton. Plantation formerly belonging to my 
father, Richard Harrison. Executors — wife, Sarah, and son Thomas. 
Witnesses — Joseph Rogers, William Rogers, Thos. Earl. Proved Jan. 
16, 1747. Lib. 5, p. 389. 

1747, Feb. 10. Inventory, £577.14.5% ; made by Benjamin Kirby and 
Sam'l Emley. 

1739, Dec. 20. Harrison, Richard, of New Hanover, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Alse. Children — William, Peter, George, 
Richard, Ruth Starkey and Sarah Rogers. Grandaughter, Rebeckah 
Harrison. Executors — son, Peter, and Joseph Rogers. Real and per- 
sonal estate. Witnesses — William Kirby, Benjamin Kirby, Samuel 
Wright. Proved Oct. 5, 1742. Lib. 4, p. 317. 

1742, Sept. 28. Inventory, £271.6; made by Benjn. Kirby and Sam'l. 
Emley. 

1742, Nov. 6. — Dec. 24. Receipts of payments to Alice Harrison, Sarah 
Rogers, Richard Harrison, Ruth Starkey, William Harrison. 

1731, June 1. Harrison, Samuel, of Gloucester Co., guardian of 
William Hugg, eldest son of Joseph Hugg of same county, inn-holder. 

Lib. 3, p. 142. 

1738, 28th of 7th mo. (Sept.). Harrow, Isaac, of Trenton, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife, Temperance. Son, James Harrow. Executors — 
wife, and friends Anthony and William Morris. Witnesses — Henry 
Carter, Joshua Appleton and John Yard. Proved April 6, 1741. 

Lib. 4, p. 277. 

1740-1, Jan. 24. Inventory (£440.17.2) includes an eight-day clock, 
two maps, Bible ; articles in the plating mills, work shop, blade mill ; 
5 scyths ; water engine. Lent to Benjamin Yard, a hammer, etc. In coal 
house, 900 bushels of coals, £9. Lot bought of Jas. Trent. Made by 
Francis Giffing, William Atlee, Benjamin Smith. 

1735, March 25. Hart, Jane, an orphan upward of 14 yrs., daughter 
of John Hart, Salem County, ward; guardian John Pledger. 

Lib. 4, p. 8. 

1738, Sept. 2. Hart, Jane, of Salem County, spinster. Int. Adm'r, 
Robert Hart, of town and county of Salem, merchant. Bondsman — 
John Jones, attorney-at-law of same place. Witnesses — Richard 
Smith, Danl. Mestayer. Salem Wills, 629 Q. 

1748, March 3. Hart, Jane, of Salem Co., spinster. Int. Adm'r, 
Charles Hart. Bondsman — William Barker, all of said County, gentle- 
men. Witnesses — Dan. Mestayer, Davd. Morris. Lib, 6, p. 52. 



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17U>, Nov. 10. Hart, Jeremlnh, of Turkey, Borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co.; will of. Son, Daniel, land joining lands of Elnathan Cory, 
Ephraim Eakly and the parsonage. Daughters — Elizabeth, Deborah 
and Anna Hart, all under age. Executors — wife, Sarah, and brother 
Samuell Crowell. Witnesses — Abraham Hendricks, Ezekiel Mulford, 
Jonathan Mulford. Proved Jan. 16, 1749. Lib. F, p. 25. 

1742, .Inn. 21. Hurt, Nathnniel, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Residue of estate to children except 
the two boys Ephraim and Moses to have £10 more than the girls. 
Eldest son, Ephraim. Daughter, Ann, large Bible. Daughter, Eliza- 
beth. Executors — wife, brother Joseph Hart, and John Hart, son of 
testator's brother Edward Hart. Witnesses — George Woolsey, Ed- 
ward Hart and Cornelius Sholdren. Proved March 5, 1742. 

Lib. 4, p. 361. 

1740, July 2. Hart, Ralph, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; will 
of. Sons Benjamin and Samuel, home plantation in Trenton; Benja- 
min to have part on south side of road that goes to Maidenhead; 
Samuel on north side of road, with dwelling house and orchard. 
Eldest son, Ralph, testator's sword and walking cane. Sons, Josiah 
and Benjamin. Grandson, John Carpenter, son of daughter Mary, 
large Bible, at decease of testator's wife. Daughters — Sarah, wife 
of Robert Akers; Mercy, wife of Joseph Tindall; Martha, wife of Rob- 
ert Laining, Jr.; Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Jones; Abigail, wife of 
Stephen Laining. Residue of estate to wife, Sarah. Executors — wife, 
and sons Ralph and Samuel. Witnesses — Samuel Hunt, William 
Phillips and Joseph Phillips. Proved August 22, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 274. 

1749, Sept. 5. Inventory of estate of "Major Ralph Harts, Esq," 
(£366.14.4) includes sword and cane, £10.05; large Bible and other books, 
£2 ; cattle, horses, mares, colts, £87.10. Made by Thomas Moore and 
Abraham Temple (or Teple). 

1730, Dec. 4. Hart, Robert, of Salem Town and County, merchant, 
guardian of William Ridley (aged 18). Witness — H. Stubbins. 

Salem Wills, 642 Q. 

1745, Sept. 13. Hart, Robert, of Salem Township, Salem Co., mer- 
chant; will of. Wife, Jane, to have additionally to her dower £50 
and the house, during widowhood, in Salem, where she and my chil- 
dren live. Son, John Hart, messuage and lot in Salem next my afore- 
said dwelling. Son, William Hart, messuage and lot in Salem over 
against John Goodwin's. Daughter, Lilly, messuage and 10 acres in 
Salem bought of Hugh Clifton. 18 acres of marsh in Cowneck in sd. 
Township to three aforesaid children. Residue of lands to son Jo- 
seph. Executors — wife, Jane, and son, Joseph. Witnesses — Peter 
Turner and his wife, Sarah Turner, Charles Brockden. Proved 15 Oct., 
1745. Letters granted to Jane Hart, executrix named, (in the absence 
of Joseph Hart, infant under age). Lib. 5, p. 204. 

1762, March 10. "Whereas the said Jane Hart since taking the execu- 
torship hath died," etc., "and the said Joseph Hart hath renounced his 
right, Feb. 15, 1762," John Hart, of Philadelphia, a son of Robert Hart, 
of Salem Township and County, appointed administrator upon the estate. 
Bondsman — John Buzby, of Wellingborough, Burlington County, yeoman. 
Witness — Saml. Allinson. 

1745, Dec. 12. Inventory (£1107.0.1%) includes horse, saddle, armour, 
watch and apparel, plate in gold and silver, wine, ware in the "beaufet," 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I73O-I75O 225 

clock and case, 33 handkerchiefs, horses, mares, colts, cattle, negro man 
and negro child (£44). Appraisers — Wm. Hancock, Ranier Vanhist. 

1742, Aug. 7. Hartshorne, Hugh, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Catherine. To daughter of Alice and Joseph Applegate, 
£30 if she gives security in case executors are troubled concerning 
land sold by testator to Jonathan Burge, which land was formerly 
in possession of John Bayly, deceased. Home plantation of 300 acres 
to wife; bounded by John Leppit, Nicholas Johnson, George Taylor. 
Also to wife negro girl, Nancy, and two other negroes; riding chaise, 
etc. Lot in Middletown between George Taylor and Nicholas John- 
son. Meadow on Waycake Creek. Son, Robert, house where Robert 
White lives, with land adjoining on north side of street; excepting 
land reserved by testator's father, by will, for a burying-ground. If 
congregation of English Church of Middletown will give executors 
title to two acres before testator's door, he will devise to them half 
an acre at Groom's Lane, part of land devised to son Robert, adjoin- 
ing the widow Leppit. Son, Robert, 6 acres in Great Meadow at 
Shoal Harbor, adjoining widow Burrows. Silver tankard to son 
Robert, after wife's death. Provision for negro Jack. Daughters — 
Margaret White, Catherine Bowne (and her daughter Lydia Bowne), 
Rebecca Nixon (and her children), Sarah Vanbrackle, Mary, Mercy and 
Elizabeth Hartshorne. To said seven daughters, part of a lot in Am- 
boy purchased of James Alexander. Granddaughter, Lydia Bowne, 
half of lot at Barangate, bought of James Bowne. Son-in-law, Rob- 
ert White. Son, Robert, lot in Amboy, adjoining Richard Fitz- 
randolph, bought of Zachariah Weeks. Executors — wife, son Robert, 
brother William Hartshorne, brother-in-law Joseph Field, and nephew 
William Hartshorne, Jr. Witnesses — George Crawford, Joseph Still- 
well, Charles Henderson. Proved October 18, 1742. Lib. D, p. 42. 

1742, Oct. 29. Inventory (£699.07.7) includes Harrington Oceana, 
Thomasius's Dictionary and Dalton's Justice ; folio Bible ; Barclay's 
Apology in English and one ditto in Dutch ; 2 guns ; beam, weights and 
scales in shop ; surveyor's compass and chain ; one drum ; weaver's 
loom; quill wheel and warping bars; 42 sides of leather; cheese press; 
silver tankard ; 7 negroes ; 1 Gunter's scale ; guaging rod and pair of 
dividers ; 2 vols. Hodgson's Mathematics ; one pettiaugre with masts, 
sails, oars and all her oyster rigging and furniture, (£5.10.0) ; 3 doz. 
drinking glasses. Made by Joseph Stilwell, gentleman, Nicholas Johnson, 
yeoman, and Samuel Ogborne, Esquire. 

1743, Nov. 26. William Hartshorne declines to serve as executor. 

1735, Jan. 16. Hartshorne, Richard, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., 
mariner; will of. Sister, Margaret Mott. Brother, William Harts- 
horne, executor, who is to pay testator's other brothers and sisters. 
Witnesses — Peter Sasery, Miles Weekes, Richard Fitz Randolph. 
Proved November 19, 1736. Lib. C, p. 127. 

1745, Nov. 25. Hartshorne, William, of Middletown Township, Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Daughter, Rachel. Son, Wil- 
liam, belt and staff that was testator's fathers. Son, Thomas, silver 
tankard that was testator's second wife's. Daughters, Mary and 
Rachel. Three younger children, John, Esek and Rachel. Son, 
Thomas, 200 acres, where Thomas dwells, adjoining the dam of the 

pond of his "tan-flats," adjoining Davis. Children — Mary, 

Rachel, John, Esek, William, Margaret, Hugh and Robert. Execu- 



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tors — wife, and sons William, Thomas. Hugh and Robert. Witnesses — 
James Bowne, Patrick Feoye, Patrick McEntee, Henry TrOot. 

Codicil of August 25, 1746. Son, William, having died, bequest 
made to William's children Katherine and Richard Hartshorne. Wit- 
nesses — John Miln, Patrick Feoy and Richard Saltar. Proved March 
10, 1747, when Thomas, Hugh and Robert Hartshorne, executors, being 
Quakers, were affirmed.. Lib. K, p. 204. 

174.*»-(l, March 17. Hartshorne, Wlllimii, Junior, of Monmouth Co. 
Int. Bond of Mary Hartshorne, widow, as administratrix. John Reid, 
Esquire, and Thomas Hartshorne, of Monmouth County, fellow bonds- 
men. Witnesses — William and Robert Hartshorne, Patrick Feoy, 
Samuel Holmes, Helena Reid. Lib. D, p. 371. 

1746, April 10. Inventory ( £386.17.1 % ) includes bonds and notes of 
Samuel Legg, Henry Marsh, Zebulon Clayton, Estate of Hugh Hart- 
shorne, Baly's Dictionary, 2 volumes System of Mathematicks, Bible, Cole's 
Dictionary, 2 compasses, chain, case of instruments and scales, a servant 
man sold at six months credit for £20. 1 pettiauger and sails, (£4) ; wood 
boat, red cedar timber, (£130) ; cattle at Barnegat sold to John Law- 
rence. Made by John Brown and John Taylor. 

1731, July 3. Hafrfield, Edward, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., 
tailor. Int. Adm'r, John Middleton, of the same place, yeoman, and 
Katherine, my wife, late the widow of Edward Hattfield. Witnesses 
— Saml. Bustill, Joseph Rase. Gloucester Wills, 140 H. 

1731, June 30. Inventory, £2.17.10; made by Gusta Locke, A. Randall. 

1731, July 3. Oath. "Katherine, relict of" Edward Hattfield, now the 
wife of John Middleton, deposes that soon after the death of her husband 
she was compelled to kill one cow, worth 50 shillings, for the sustenance 
of herself and four small children, she being then big with child." 

1739, Jnn. 21. Havens, Daniel, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Christian. Children — George, Anna, Daniel, John, 
Mary, Margrett, Christian and Ann. Executors — wife, and son George. 
Witnesses — John Herring, Peter Trauerri, William Masters, William 
Cosgrave. Proved March 25, 1740. Lib. C, p. 325. 

1740, May 6. Havens, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., yeoman. 
Int. Elizabeth Havens, widow, declines administration of the estate 
and recommends Pontius Stelle, Esq., executor of the last will of 
Gabriel Stelle. Witnesses — Henry Herbert, George Havens. 

1740, May 9. Adm'r, Pontius Stelle, of Perth Amboy, principal creditor. 
Richard FitzRandolph, fellow bondsman. Witness — Robert Lane. 

Lib. C, p. 340. 

1742, Dee. 21. Hawke, Hezekiah, of Pilesgrove, Salem Co. Int. 
Adm'r, Benjamin Bispham, principal creditor, of Penns Neck. Bonds- 
man — William Barker of Salem. The widow, Johanna, having re- 
nounced her right 9 Dec, 1742. Lib. 4, p. 378. 

1742, Dec. 14. Inventory, £36.12.2 ; made by William Alderman, John 
Mayhew. 

1739, iVov. 12. Hay, Adam, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., "Doctor 
of Physick;" will of. Daughter, Martha Putland Hay, at 18 years. 
Brothers — James and Charles Hay. Sisters — Ann Hay and Hester 
Putland. Cousin — Ann McCullah. Mother-in-law — Mrs. Penthiselea 
Putland. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife, Merial, brother 



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Charles Hay of London, and friends Doctor James Henderson of New 
Yorke and David Martine, late of Trenton, Esq. Witnesses — Edward 
Vaughn, Penthiselea Putland, Chris. Dening. Proved June 3, 5, 1741. 

Lib. C, p. 416. 

1739, Aug:. 6. Hay, Andrew, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Children — Elizabeth, William, Andrew and John, all under age. Real 
and personal estate. Executors — wife, Agness, and friends Andrew 
Johnston, Lewis Johnston and Thomas Bartow. Witnesses — John 
Hamilton, Esq., Fenwick Lyell, Peter Savery, Elinor Williams. Prov- 
ed Jan. 14., 1739. Lib. C, p. 312. 

1742, Nov. 8. Haynes, Ann ("Ann Burrell, otherwise called and 
known by the name of Ann Haynes"), of Somerset Co., widow; will of. 
Children — Samuel (oldest), James, Benoniah, Aaron, Henry and Re- 
beca. Mentions Daniel Dottey, the great Bible, a large book in folio. 
Works of the Revrd. Mr. Perkens, money that son Benoniah had out 
of New England, and land lately bought in the Western division of 
this Province, to be paid for out of the personal estate by Henry and 
Rebeca. Henry to have the land and Rebeca the personal "as shall 
be an equal half with him." Henry and Rebeca, all title to certain 
tract of land situate in Haverstraw, N. Y., and to be at equal charges 
in recovering the same by law. Executors — John Ayers, Esq., and 
Moses Ayers, Esq. Witnesses — Silvanua Conant, Timo. Stoughton, 
Brice Rikey. Proved 8 Dec, 1742, and 6 Jan., 1742-3. Lib. D, p. 19. 

1742-3, Jan. 13. Renunciation. Moses Ayers refuses "having anything 
to do with that estate." Witnesses — Elisha Ayers, Silas Ayers. 

1750, March 26. Haynes, Ann, of Salem Town and County, widow. 
Int. Adm'r, John Whittal. Bondsman — William Sydden (Siddons). 
Both of place aforesaid. Witness — Josiah Kaighn. Lib. 7, p. 37. 

1723, Jan. 15. Haynes, Benjamin, of Salem Co., weaver; will of. 
Wife, Ann, executrix, to have personal estate and 18 acres purchased 
of Tho. Mason. Sons — Joseph, 100 acres joining my brother Joseph 
Haynes' land in Manington precinct, Salem County, he paying his sis- 
ter, Mary Ann Haynes, £10, when she will be 18; Benjamin, acre of 
land purchased of Thomas Harris, joining John Killits lot; John, the 
land and house I live in, joining James Wiggins' lot, he to pay my 
daughter Hannah, £10, when she will be 18. Executor — son Joseph 
Hall. Witnesses — James Wiggins, Joseph Morris, Jno. Goodwin. 
Affirmed 2 June, 1733. Lib. 3, p. 372. 

1733, May 8. Inventory, £86.5.1 ; made by Benj. Acton, John White. 

1734, April 23. Account. Moneys paid to Daniel Mestayer, Surrogate 
at Salem. Clement Hall, Thomas Mason, Philip Chetwood, Abel Nicholson, 
Lewis Morris, Peter Turner, Joseph Morris, Thomas Haynes, Francis 
Gandonot, Roger Sherron, Samuel Wade, Thomas Stow, Thomas Cook, 
Samuel Abot, John White. Moneys due from Joseph Haynes, "who is run 
away,'' William Steward, Andrew Sinnick, John Goldsmith. 

1747, June 29. Haynes, Benjamin, of Salem Town and County, car- 
penter. Int. Admr's, Charles Reading, William Murdock. Bonds- 
men — Thomas Thompson, William Barker, all of Salem County, yeo- 
men. Witnesses — Robert Thompson, Danl. Mestayer. Lib. 5, p. 422. 

1740, June 23. Haynes, Daniel, of Salem Town and County, car- 
penter. Int. Adm'x, Hannah Haynes, widow. Bondsmen — Benjamin 
Haynes, John Mason, all of said County. Witness — Thos. Price. 

Lib. 4, p. 244. 



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L740, June 23. Inventory (£466.6.0) includes horse, saddle, carpenter's 
tools; also bonds (£205.3.4). Appraisers — John Mason, Edward Test. 

1750, March 20. Hnjnen, John, of Salem Town and County. Int. 
Adm'r, John Whittall. Bondsman — Josiah Kay. Both of aforesaid 
place. Lib. 7, p. 39. 

1750. June IS. Hay ward, Kbenezer, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. "After payment of debts if anything remains I bequeath it 
to the School for Indians where I have been instructor under the 
direction of the Honorable Society for Propagating Christian Knowl- 
edge." Executor — Mr. John Brainard, Minister of the Gospel among 
the Indians. Witnesses — Wm. Tennent, Elihu Spencer, John Brainard. 
Proved July 17, 1750. Lib. E, p. 441. 

1745, August 23. Heath, Andrew, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co.; will 
of. Wife, Mary. Sons — Andrew, John, Richard, David and Timothy. 
Daughters — Elizabeth Ketchum, Mary, Catharine and Sarah. Execu- 
tors — wife, and son Andrew. Witnesses — Ephraim Quinby, Daniel 
Ketchum and John Lewis, M. D. Proved Oct. 5, 1745. Lib. 5, p. 209. 

1747, April 6. Heath, Richard, of Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Inventory; made by Jno. Coats and Peter Schmuck. 

1747, April 10. Bond of Mary Heath, of Bethlehem, as administratrix. 
Daniel Ketcham, of same place, yeoman, surety. Witnesses — William 
Peirson, Joshua Howell, Mary Heath (a Quaker). Lib. 5, p. 459. 

1757, May 16. Account of Mary Park, formerly Mary Heath, adminis- 
tratrix of the estate. Mentions Jno. Farnsworth, Jos. Linn, William 
Hendrickson, John Coat, Archibald Hanna, David Drake, Hezekiah Bon- 
ham, Samuel Bonham, Patrick Nixson, John Hull, Thomas Evans, Henry 
Coat, Robert Blair, N. Farnsworth, Luther Colvin, John Oaks, Mary Farns- 
worth. Nath'l Forster, Samuel Large, Samuel Large, Jr., Jno. Wiler, Laz- 
arus Adams, Nathaniel Colman, Morris Glanwell, Jacob Whelmer, Abra- 
ham Bonnell, Peter Cambell, Godfrey Melick, "William Schooley, Samuel 
Schooley, Jno. Reading, Jno. Moody, William Corbet, Robert Haslet, Cor- 
nelius Low, William Montgomery, Thomas Wolverton, A. Bonnell, Robert 
White, Nath'l Pettit, Roger Terrill, John Park, Daniel Ketcham, Godfrey 
Rich, Nath'l Forster, Jos. Merrill, Philip Chapman, William Bates, Sam- 
uel W r illson, Peter Smock, Jas. Harker, Daniel Pegg, Henry Oxley. 

1733, May 5. Hedge, Nathan, of Salem Town and County, tailor; 
will of. Mother, Rebecca Cox, executrix and sole legatee. Real and 
personal estate. Witnesses — Roger Huckings, Robert Watherbe, 
Alexdr. Simpson. Affirmed 15 August, 1733. Lib. 3, p. 373. 

1733, June 12. Inventory (£45.13.10) includes bonds of Joseph Graves, 
John Surge and Francis Doyle. Appraisers — Thomas Taylor, Joseph Gest. 

1731, May 12. Hedge, Samuel, of Cohansey, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Ann, sole executrix, and to have 1000 acres in Mannington in 
said County, joining Jacob Attwood's land on Salem Creek, and on 
Arthur's, Bovier's and Bartleson's land, being part of 15,000 acres sur- 
veyed by Benjamin Acton, the 10 da., 4 mo., 1709; also 190 acres at 
Alloways Creek; also 8-acre lot in Salem on the lower side of my 
brother Nathan's 24 acres; also 16-acre lot of woodland, and two-acre 
lot joining William Followell's and Nathan Hedges' lot, where the 
house stands, in consideration that she discharge a bond given by my 



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father, Samuel Hedge, to William Biles, of Bucks County, Pa. ("that 
is to say % due on my account, % on William Hedge, deceased, % on 
John Hedge, deceased, for the which sum I gave a bond to Nathan 
Hedge to pay." If not paid the land to return equally to my son, 
Samuel Hedge, and my daughter, Rebecca Hedge). Personal estate 
to wife for paying debts and bringing up the children. Son, Samuel 
Hedge, 600 acres in Mannington; also my shares on Phoenix Grove, 
Salem Creek, near Hellgate; also y 2 of a 16-acre lot in Salem, joining 
Nathan Hedge and William Followell's lots. Daughter Rebecca, the 
other half of said lot; also 500 acres in Mannington, joining where 
William Murfey dwelt. Mother, Rebecca Cox, to have 50 acres in 
Mannington. Witnesses — Abiel Cearll, Joseph Wheaten, Thos. Hendy. 
Proved 2 March, 1731. Lib. 3, p. 182. 

1731, Feb. 29. Inventory (£189.6.3) "of Samuel Hedge of town of 
Greenwich, Salem County, gent." Appraisers — Leo. Gibbon, Abiel Carll. 

1747-8, March 13. Heggeman (Heggerman), Denis, of Somerset Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary. Real and personal estate. Children — 
Adrian, Barnett, Elizabeth and Margarette (all minors), and, if a 
child be born, to share. Executors — Brother, Adrian Heggerman, 
Abraham Striker and John Van Dyke (John Van Dyck, Junior, in 
letters testamentary). Witnesses — Garret Williamson, Petrys Voor- 
heis, Roelof Van Dike. Proved 31 March, 1748. Lib. E, p. 171. 

1747-8, March 23. Inventory, real and personal (£665.13) includes 
133 acres of land with improvements, and field of green wheat, cattle, gun. 
sword and powder horn. Made by Lucas Voorhees, Roelof VanDike. 

1743, Jan. 12. Heins, Lawrence, of Salem Co., combmaker. Int. 
Adm'r, Joseph Wheaton. Bondsman — David Piatt. Both of Cohansey. 
Witnesses — James Fourness, Chas. O Neili. 

1743, Jan. 12. Inventory (£10.12.6) includes rent due in hands of 
Obadiah Wood. Appraisers — Thos. Parke, David Plats. 

Salem Wills, 582 Q. 

1740, Nov. 3. Helm, Hennonos < Henna 11 us. Manas), of Greenwich, 
Gloucester Co., husbandman; will of. Sons — Israel, the 100 acres 
whereon lie lives (surveyed to him by Thomas Miles); John, 66 acres, 
whereon he lives, also 30 acres of marsh purchased of Disha Phe- 
nemon (in case of his death without issue, my sons Okee and Andrew 
Helm to have equally aforesaid property and the tract whereon I live). 
Wife, Catteren Helm, to remain there "during her pure widowhood." 
In case of their death without issue tract to descend to my surviving 
son. Son, Joseph, 100 acres on a branch of Trumpeter's Creek, joining 
Hendrickson's land. Daughters — Mary, Catteren and Dinah (mar- 
ried). Israel Lock, one shilling in full for his wife's part of my 
estate. Executors — wife, Catteren, and son Okee. Witnesses — Wm. 
Mickle, Gerret Vanaman, John Vanaman. Proved 26 Nov., 1740. 
Letters granted July 18, 1741. Lib. 4, pp. 260, 261. 

1740, Nov. 20. Inventory (£207.17.3) includes silver tankard, £12. Ap- 
praisers — John Vaneman, Wm. Mickle. 

1744-5, Jan. 20. Helm (Helm us). Okeynus (Oklnus), of Greenwich, 
Gloucester Co.; will of. Son, Andrew, home plantation on Rackoon 
Creek; in case of his death without issue, same to descend to my son 
Gabriel, with all my lands at Pennsneck; if he dies without issue, to 
my youngest son Okeynus (a minor). Eldest son, John Helm, five 
shillings (besides what has been given him). Daughter — Magdalena. 



230 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

Executor — son-in-law, Andrew Hendrickson. Witnesses — Hendrick 
Hendrickson, John Jones, Peter Cox. Proved Oct. 26, 1750. 

Lib. 7, p. 161. 

1750, Oct. 11, 13. Inventory, £129.7.8; made by Tim. Rain, Mathew 
GiU. 

1753, Feb. 1. Account. Moneys paid to William Guest, John Jones, 
Andrew Helmer, Erick Reynolds, Matthew Gill, Magdalen Sely, John Hal- 
ton, Timothy Rain, John Ladd, Ebenezer Cook, Joseph Scattergood. 

1750, Auk. 11. Helms, Andrew, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Sisters, Catherine and Mary, Ms of 19 acres, purchased 
of Joseph Armitt. Brother, Joseph. Executors — mother, Catherine 
Helms, and my brother, John. Witnesses — Alexr. Randall, Andrew 
Long, Ann Cox. Proved 9 Oct., 1750. 

1750, Oct. 6. Inventory, £127.19.6 ; made by Alexr. Randall, Andrew 
Long. Lib. 7, p. 23. 

1743, Oct. 7. Henderson, James, of New York City; will of. Chil- 
dren — Tessia (wife of Alexander Moore), Margaret, Elizabeth, Cath- 
erine, Eve and Mary Henderson. Land on Prince Street, joining land 
of Anthony Duane; land in Albany, Ulster Co., New York. Executors 
— wife, Tessia, and daughter Margaret. Witnesses — Peter Renaudet, 
William Bascome, John Kelly. Proved April 25, 1745. Lib. D, p. 274. 

1734, Jan. 22. Hendricks, Baker, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
an orphan aged about eighteen years. Bond of David Smith, trader, 
as guardian. Jacob DeHart, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Witness — 
Pontius Stelle. 

1738. Dec. 6. Bond of Jacob DeHart, mariner, as guardian. John 
Thomson, of Perth Amboy, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Lib. C, p. 225. 

1727, November 16. Hendricks (Hendrickson), Daniel, of Middle- 
town, Monmouth Co., gentleman; will of. (See N. J. Archives, vol. 
23, p. 222. The inventory is there omitted, but given below). 

1728, May 23. Inventory of the estate of "Captain" Daniel Hendricks 
(£1130.08.00^) includes 2 swords, male pillion and portmantle, 2 pistols, 
large Bible and 6 smaller books, nippers, tooth drawers, negro Joe (£35), 
negro lad Peter (£40), negro Bob, (£65), negro woman Dinah and child 
(£50), negro woman Kate, (£10), 36 sides leather; 8 cattle hides, horses, 
mares, colts, stallion, gun, flour at Van Guelder's mill ; also bonds and 
aebts of Johannes and Jacobus Swart, Cornelius Wecoff, Joseph Goldin, 
William Bowne, Mordecai Gibbons, Thomas Johnson, Robert Patterson, 
Benjamin Cooper, John Mount, Horman Vansandt, John Powell, Mark 
Farrar, Gerrett Bowler, William Parent, Richard Coinpton, Sarah Throck- 
morton, Gerrett Covenhoven, John Ruckman, Cornelius Wecoff, Thomas 
Smyth, John Fenton, Gershom Wallen, Bartholomew Marsh, Joseph Mor- 
gan, Andrew Johnson, James Hyde, Thomas Stillwell, John Vaughan, 
widow Hophmire, Alexander Wellson, John Morford, Simon Leopardus, 
John Whitlock, Hendrickus Kipp, Hendrick Hendrickson. Made by Wil- 
liam Lawrence, Jr., Samuel Ogborne, Johannes Luister and Giesburt 
Hendrickson. Monmouth Wills, 677 M. 

1733, July 5. Hendricks, John, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Int. 
Bond of Ebebezer Johnson as administrator. Thomas Clarke, fellow 
bondsman. Witness — Sarah Dagworthy. Lib. B, p. 435. 

1733, Jan. 13. Inventory (£482.05.05), includes large Bible, Psalm 



CALENDAR OF WILLS 1730-1750 23I 

Book, gold and silver rings, bonds of James Ogden, John Reid, Andrew 
Joline, John Cask, Richard Alford, William Gunner, Henry Person, Wil- 
liam Patterson, John Low, Isaac Bonnel. Made by Justice Andrew 
Joline, Justice Robert Ogden, John Emitt. 

1734, June 3. Hendrickson, Hendrlck, St., of Middletown Township, 
Monmouth Co. Int. Inventory (£193.14.3) includes silver hilted 
sword, pair of pistols, sun dial, tankard, negro man and woman, 
'•pleasure sled shod with iron." Made by Hendrick Hendrickson, 
Nicolas Waycott, Robert Dodsworth. 

1735, Oct. 9. Adm'r, Hendrick Hendrickson, Jr., of same place, son of 
deceased. John Deare. of Amboy, fellow bondsman. Witness — Lawrence 



Smyth. 



Lib. C, p. 44. 



1749, Sep*. 21. Hendrickson, Henry (Hendrick), of Greenwich 
Township, Gloucester Co.; will of. Wife, Geena, "this old place, which 
I now live on;" after her decease same to descend to my son Jonas, 
and 100 acres lying on the other side of Timber Creek. Sons — 
Andrew, the place he lives on, also 70 acres on this side of Timber 
Creek, near Hance Urins' land; Henry, the place I bought of Lawrence 
Lock, also 86 acres I bought of John Mickel. Daughters— Bridget 
Lock! Madlena Lock, Sarah Dinney and Geena. Executors — sons Jonas 
ard Henry. Witnesses — Isaiah Davenport, Charles Lock, Swan Lock. 
Proved 19 Dec, 1749. Lib - 6 > P- 358 - 

1749, Nov. 23. Inventory (£435.00.5) includes cooper tools, "Syder, 
mattheglum and casks" (£5.14.0), young cattle. Appraisers— Isaiah Dav- 
?nportt, Charles Lock. 

1740, Oct. 11. Hendrickson, John, of Middlesex Co., yeoman. Int. 
Bond of Hendrick Hendrickson, the eldest brother, William Cowen- 
hoven and Henry Disbrow, as administrators on the estate. Jonathan 
Stout, fellow bondsman. Lib. C, p. 355. 

1744, Jan. 14. Henry, Alexander, of City of New Brunswick, Som- 
erset Co., merchant; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Children — John, James, 
Alexander and William (all under age), and an expected child. Real 
and personal estate. Wife, Elizabeth, executrix during widowhood. 
Other executors — William Ouke, James Neilson and James Lyne, all 
of said City, gent. Witnesses — Anne Kearny, John Henry, Aaron Van 
Cleave. Proved 18 March, 1744. Lib. D, p. 249. 

1750, July 26. Henry, John, of Bedminster Township, Somerset Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Anne, the estate for the benefit of herself 
and two youngest children, one-third to wife, and the remainder 
among the children ("including my wife's child by a former hus- 
band"), John Henry, Sarah Henry, Margaret Henry, and Mary Ven- 
obles. Wife, Anne, and Ephraim Lockheart, executors. Witnesses — 
John McGallird, John Colwell, Nicholas Mooney. Proved 21 August, 
1750 . Lib. E, p. 447. 

1750, Sept. 12. Inventory, real and personal, (£562.17.9) includes 153 
acres of land, with house and barn (£306), and debts due from James 
Adams, William McKeney, Congregation at Bedminster. Made by Wil- 
liam Colwell, Robert Rousbrough. 

1759, May 2. Settlement of estate and division among the heirs, the 
widow to have one-third, the other two-thirds among the four children. 
Signed — Ann Henry, John Henry, Sarai Adams, Mary Venebles, Margret 
Henry. Witnesses — Barbry A. Miller, Joseph Feach. 



232 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

1732, Deo. 30. Hepburn, Kdward, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'r, William Hepburn. Lib. B, p. 3 15. 

1744-5, Jan. 2S. Hepburn, John, Junior, of Freehold, Monmouth 
Co., yeoman; will of. Provision for father, John Hepburn, Senior. 
Brothers and sisters — James Hepburn, Naomi Castener and Elizabeth 
Jolley. John and James, sons of James Hepburn. John and James, 
eons of Charles Jolley. Executors — brother, James, of Windsor Town- 
ship, and friends Thomas Lawrie and James Montgomery, Junior, both 
of Upper Freehold. Witnesses — James Debowe, John Evelman and 
John Silver. Proved February 4, 1745. (Thomas Lawrie a Quaker). 

Lib. 5, p. 218. 

1745-6, Jan. 30. Inventory of estate of John Hepburn, Junior, "late 
of Allenstown" (£540.2.7), includes a Bible and Concordance, bonds of 
Benjamin and John Vancleft. Made by William Corles, Jr., and William 
Lawrence. 

1764, Jan. 17. Account. Mentions legacy of James Jolly paid to his 
executor, Joseph Borden ; legacy left to John Jolley, who died before tes- 
tator. Cash paid to Charles Jolley, John and Joseph Foreman, Peter 
Schenck, Mathias Peterson, Thomas Cadwallader, David (or Doctor) Mills, 
Jeremiah and Naomi Castner, John Burnet, Daniel Robins, John and 
Robert Laurence, John Dare, William Hood, Francis Chambers, Peter 
Buckallow, Peter Le Conte, Stephen Warner, Henry Rail, Anthony Swain, 
Richard Hutchinson, Thomas Severns. 

1747, \ui;iisi 11. Herbert, Daniel, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Amy. Mother, Mary Cooper, a widow. Wife 
to have goods she brought testator and that since given her by her 
grandfather, Safety Grover. Children — Jonathan, (a minor), Mary, 
(a minor). Brother, David Herbert. Executors — wife, and friends 
John Taylor and Joseph Stillwell, of Middletown, gentlemen. Wit- 
nesses — Samuel Legg, Joseph Patterson, Junior, and John Nathan 
Hutchins. Proved September 23, 1747. Lib. E, p. 82. 

1745, August 3. Herbert, Henry, of Manasquan, Town of Shrews- 
bury, Monmouth Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Son, Henry, 
lands on Manasquan River. Daughter, Hannah. Son, Isaac, land, 
carpenters' tools and gun. Executors — wife, and son Isaac. Wit- 
nesses — John Pearce, William Pearce, Jon. Herring and John New- 
man, Junior. Proved December 2, 1745. Lib. D, p. 352. 

1745, Nov. 31. Elizabeth Herbert, widow, resigns her right as executor, 
by reason of great age and other infirmities. Witnesses — John Pearce, 
Cornells Harrell. 

1745, Nov. 31. Inventory, £182.01.06 ; made by John and William 
Pearce. 

1745-6, March 1. Herbert, James, of New Brunswick, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Sons — Richard, Daniel and James. Real and personal 
estate. Executors — wife Margaret, brother Richard Herbert, and 
Reuben Runyon. Witnesses — Thos. Hance, Cornelys Van Aersdalen, 
Daniel Herbert. Proved Oct. 17, 1746. Lib. D, p. 417. 

1746, April 21. Inventory (£156.6) includes Bible, "book of Architex," 
and an account against Thos. Larrance ; made by Luykes Voorhees, 
Thomas Hance. 

1749, May 3. Hern, William, of Cumberland Co.; will of. Friend, 
Jonathan Smith, executor and sole legatee. Witnesses — Nathl. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I73O-I75O 233 

Jenkins, Junr., Joseph Page, Anthony Elverd. Proved 17 May, 1749, 
at Cape May. Lib. 6, p. 67. 

1749, May 17. Inventory, £21.9.8; made by Nathl. Jenkins, "William 
Smith. 

1733, June 21. Herriman (Harriman), Stephen, of Essex Co. Int. 
Bond of Johanna Herriman as administrator. Jonathan Dayton, fel- 
low bondsman. Lib. B, p. 421. 

1712, Dec. 10. Hertie, Conrardus, of Orange Co., New York, hus- 
bandman; will of. Executors — Jacobus Cole, my brother-in-law and 
Michael Vries Land, my wife's uncle. Eldest son, Johannes. Jacob 
Hertie, gun for his right of next heir of blood. Wife, Lunkie, use of 
real and personal estate during life for the "bringing up" of our chil- 
dren. 'Whereas I repute myself the sole and lawful heir to my de- 
ceased father's estate and that he died intestate, leaving several 
sums of money, which the above named Gortie, my mother, put to in- 
terest, whereunto I reckon to be the sole heir, do recommend my 
executors to recover the same, if possible, and the % part I give 
to my wife with the condition that she bequeaths the same to our 
children at her decease, the other y 2 to be put to interest for our 
children's use, and to be divided equally among them as they become 
of age.' 

'Whereas by the will of Mathias France, dated the 7th of July last 
I am one of the Executors, together with Thomas France, and in- 
terest in that part of said estate, which was given to the heirs of said 
Gortie, "wife of Mathew France, and my mother, whereof I reckon my- 
self the sole heir, my executors are empowered to receive and dispose 
of my part of the estate, % to wife during life, the other half to be put 
to interest for the use of our children and divided as they become 
majors.' Signed at Scranlingburgh in Hackensack, Bergen Co., N. J. 
Witnesses — P. Anconniere (Peter Fanconniere), Johanes Philus 
Rugeni, James Christ, Philip Peter Granberger. Proved 12 November, 
1733. 

1733, Nov. 12. Michael Vreeland qualifies as executor. Lib. B, p. 472. 

1742, Oct. 16. Hetfield, Abraham, of the Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., tanner; will of. Wife, Margaret. Children — Abraham, John, 
David, Samuel, Elias, Jacob, William, Sarah and Phebe, last seven 
under age. Land bought of Baker, son of John Hendricks, deceased, 
joining land of John Ross, Esq.; land joining land of Samuel Winans; 
lands bought of Isaac Hetfield, Stephen Meeker, Johannas Winans, 
Cornelius Hetfield and Ephraim Sale at Woodruffs Creek, joining land 
of Edward Sale; land called Stoffells ■ Creek; land given me in my 
father's will; land bought of John Winans called Horse Shoe; land 
in partnership with Matthias, Joseph and Jacob Hetfield. Executors 
— friends William Winans and Robert Ogden. Witnesses — Cornelius 
Hetfield, Jacob Hetfield, Thos. Jackman. Lib. D, p. 286. 

1746, Nov. 5. Hetfield, Jacob, Jun'r, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
upwards of 16. Bond of Samuel Hetfield, yeoman, as guardian. Wit- 
ness — John Smythe. Lib. D, p. 425. 

1745, July 4. Hetfield, Margaret, of the Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., widow; will of. Daughters — Sarah and Phebe Hetfield. Sons — 
Abraham, John, David, Samuel, Elias, Jacob and William, last three 
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234 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

under age. Real and personal estate. Executors — son, Abraham, and 
Matthias Hetfield, Esq. Witnesses — Benjamin Spinning, Abraham 
Woodruff, John Ross. 

1745, July 26. Codicil — Daughter Phebe, the largest trunk. Witnesses 
— William Winans, Philip Blackiuige, John Ross. Proved Sept. 7, 1745. 

Lib. D, p. 329. 

1740, April 23. Heulett. John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Adm'x, Zibiah Heulett, his widow. Nathaniel Parker and 
Jacob Dennis, all of same place, yeomen, fellow bondsmen. 

Monmouth Wills, 909-10 M. 

1731, Dec. 13. Heulings, Abraham, of Burlington Co. Int. Adm'x, 
Mary Heulings, widow. Joseph Heulings, cordwainer, and Charles 
Tonkin, husbandman, both of Burlington, fellow bondsmen. (See 
Mary Heulings, infra). Lib. 4, p. 168. 

1731. Dec. 15. Inventory of the personal estate, £378.2.11; made by 
Jos. Rockhill and Sam. Scattergood. Includes sword. 

1735, Aug. 16. Additional inventory, includes bonds and bills of 
Rachel Tonkin, Ed. R. Price, Thomas Budd, Joseph Brittain, B. Butter- 
worth, Joseph Yard, Benjamin Wheaton, John Borradaile, Elisha Reves, 
Ester Belews, Edward Norton, Isaiah Poulks, Peter Rambo, James Smarts, 
Daniel Leeds, Joseph Thomas, William Makintosh. 

1731, March 10. Heulings, Jacob. Jr., of Chester, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Children — Abraham, Joseph and Hannah, all under age. 
Brothers' and sisters' children. Negro boy, Sambo. Lands joining 
Joseph Fenimore, Thomas Allen and Peter Phillips. Executor — fath- 
er-in-law, Benjamin Moor, and brothers Joseph and William. Wit- 
nesses — Henry Dell, William Peachee, Sam'll Atkinson. Proved Jan. 
15, 1731-2. Lib. 3, p. 186. 

1731-2, Feb. 8. Inventory, £219.6.9; made by Robert Lucas and Joseph 
Fenimore. Includes negro woman, £10, Bible and other books. 

1741, Aug. 6. Heulings, Joseph, of City and Co. of Burlington, 
cordwainer; will of. Wife, Anne. Only son, Abraham, under age; 
if he die without heirs estate to descend to Isaac, Susanna, Bath- 
sheba, Martha and Mary, children of bro., Abraham, also to children of 
brothers Jacob and William, and of sister Elizabeth Bryan, and to 
Ruth, dau. of William and Hannah Snowden. £25 to Richard Smith, 
Sen'r, for use of nephew, Israel Heulings. Church of St. Anne's at 
Burlington £10. 1050 acres in the mountains bought of John Bowlby. 
Executors — brother William, and friend Paul Watkinson. Witnesses 
— John Budd, Ben't Bard, James Budd, Row'd Ellis. Proved April 
3, 1744. Burlington Wills, 3725-32 C. 

1744, May 14. Inventory, £337.8.11 ; made by Sam'l Lovett and An- 
thony Elton. 

1732, March 10. Heulings, Mary, of Burlington, who was admin- 
istratrix of Abraham Heulings, deceased. Administration of estate 
granted to Joseph Heulings and Charles Tonkin. Samuel Scattergood 
and Joseph Rockhill, all of Burlington Co., yeomen, fellow bondsmen. 

Lib. 3, p. 248. 
1739, 10 mo. (Dec), 5 da. Hewes (Hews), Edward, of Oldmans 
Creek, Salem Co.; will of. Legacies to wife, Hannah; sons, Elihu 
(when 21) and Benjamin (when 21); daughters, Tabitha (when 18) 
and Hannah (when 18). Plantation to said sons equally. Eldest son 
to be bound out at the age of fourteen and a-half to my brother, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I73O-I75O 235 

Aaron Hewes, to learn his trade. Benjamin to be bound out at 
fourteen to my brother, Joseph Hews, to learn his trade. Executors 

wife, Hannah, and my brother, James Hews. Witnesses — Dobson 

Wheeler, Rebecca Pitman, Aaron Hewes. Proved 21 April, 1741. 

Lib. 4, p. 282. 
1740-1, March 20. Inventory, £359.11.4 ; made by Elisha Bassett, David 
Davis. 

1735, 2 mo. (Apr.), 25 da. Hewes (Hews), Thomas, of Oldmans 
Creek, Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Mary, to have personal estate and 
use of house and plantation until three children will be of age. Then 
sons, Joseph and Thomas, to have plantation and each to pay £20 to 
their sister. Executors — wife and my brother, Edward Hewes. Wit- 
nesses — Sarah Rain, Jeremiah Barnet, Jane Bickham. Affirmed 26 
May, 1735. Lib - 4 - P- 28 - 

1735, 3 mo. (May), 10 da. Inventory (£172.5) includes "Y2 of a boat 
and conew, £14.3." Appraisers — James Hewes, Thomas Pedrick 

1733, 2 mo. (Apr.), 7 da. Hewes (Hews), William, of Oldmans 
Creek, Salem Co.; will of. Wife, Sarah. Legacy to daughter, Ruth. 
Son, Edward, to have dwelling house and plantation, woodland and 
meadow "adjoining to James, with a slip of land 20 rod broad to be 
taken from the lands I bought of James Logan, to run parallel with 
formerly Pinick's line, in all about 210 acres." Son, Thomas, remainder 
of that land (194 acres) bought of James Logan, where he now lives, 
and six acres of meadow down the Creek. Executors — wife, Sarah, 
and sons Edward and Thomas. Witnesses — Mikel Pedrick, Thos. 
Pedrick, Philip Pedrick. Proved 22 May, 1733. Lib. 3, p. 320. 

1733, 3 mo. (May), 16 da. Inventory, £134.5.2; made by Michel Ped- 
rick, Thomas Pedrick. 

1732-3, Feb. 12. Hewett, Randall, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife one-third of personal and use of one-third of land, house, 
negro man Tom and mulatto boy Jonah, during life. Son, Randall, 
140 acres out of the tract I live on next to Thomas Hewet on the north 
side; also 40 acres additional at the head of the same land. Son, 
Reuben, 60 acres on the north side of Thomas Hewet's, formerly Wil- 
liam Whitlock's; also 20 acres of back land. Son, Joseph, 180 acres 
on south side of tract I live on; also 60 acres of back land. Moveable 
estate to sons Jacob, Nathaniel and Ebenezer. Witnesses — John 
Hughs, Lewis Crese, Nathaniel Rusco. 

1733, June 27. Randal Hewett son of deceased, granted letters of 
Administration as will of father did not name an executor. Lib. 3, p. 345. 

1733, Apr. 26. Inventory (£582.2.10) includes weaver's loom (£5), 
cattle, sheep, swine (£111), negro man and a "Melato," (£36), Y 2 of 
small shallop. Appraisers — Richard Downes, John Hughes. 

174©, May 20. Hewitt, Caleb, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., carpen- 
ter. Int. Adm'r, William Hewitt, Jun'r. Fellow bondsman, William 
Hewitt of same place, yeoman. Witness— Alex'r Randall. 

Lib. 4, p. 238. 

1739, Sept. 29. Inventory (£117.1.1%) includes carpenter tools. Ap- 
praisers^ — Robert Zane, Alexr. Randall. 

1731, Jan. 7. Hewlines, Mnthew, of Wellingboro, Burlington Co.; 
will of. To Solomon Curtis all my land in Northampton at age. 



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Executors — uncle Joseph Heulings. Witnesses — Robert Stork, Jo- 
seph Wetherill, Isaac DeCow. Proved March 10, 1737. Lib. 4, p. 131. 

1750-1, Dth dnj,i ln« mo. (Mar.). Higbee, John, of Burlington Co. 
Int. Inventory, £43.18; made by Abraham Haines and Robert Engle. 

1750. March 20. Adm'x, Mary Higbee, widow. Robert Engle and 
Robert Pond, of same County, fellow bondsmen. Lib. 7, pp. 52, 103. 

174(8-7. >Iareh 7. Higbee, Joseph, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. Int. 
Bond of Joseph Higbee, of Trenton, as administrator. Elijah Bond, 
of Trenton, surety. Witnesses — Jno. Hutton, Theo. Severns. 

Lib. 5, p. 459. 

1732, July 25. HigeenK, Benjamin, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm'rs, 
John Chambers, Joseph Badcock. Lib. B, p. 292. 

1736, Dee. 1. Higginu, Richard, of Essex Co. Int. Adm'r, Peter 
Leconte, of Monmouth County, "Phisyhan," Phebe Higgins, the widow, 
having renounced. Lib. C, p. 136. 

1736, Dec. 1. Inventory (£63.01.01) includes bond of Thomas Williams, 
dated Dec. 25, 1724, bond of Court Myers in hands of Rob't Lawrence, also 
"articles of good luck" amounting to £41.13.08. Appraised by Joseph 
Lippincott, Thomas Eatton, Paul Hill, Rob't Reynolds. 

1737, June 20. Account of things sold at Standley Whites'. Purchas- 
ers — Thomas Eatton, Robert Savige, Zebulon Dixson, John Hoskins, Joseph 
Huet, Standley Wbite, Peter Le Conte. Made by Thomas Gleane, vendue 
master. 

1738, Sept. 16. Account. Ezekiel Bonyot, messenger to Elizabethtown, 
to acquaint testator's son of his illness. Trip to Goodluck to take inven- 
tory. John Hance, Thomas Williams, Court Myres. 

1746, Jan. 8. Higgiiu, William, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
blacksmith and boatman. Int. Jerusha Higgins, widow, renounces 
her right to administer, and desires that Gershom Higgins, father of 
the deceased, be appointed. Witness — John Ross, Mathias Baldwin. 

1746, Jan. 10. Gershom Higgins, blacksmith, administrator. John 
Blanchard, Esq., fellow bondsman. Lib. D, p. 445. 

1746-7, Jan. 11. Inventory, £52.07.06; made by John Ross and Cor- 
nelius Hetfield. 

1747, April 6. Accompt. Payments to William Burnet, Abraham Het- 
field, Samuel Woodruff, Mr. Thomas Barto. 

1731, Dee. 31. Hildreth, David, Sr„ of Cape May Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, plantation I live on (186 acres, mortgaged in the 
Loan Office) during widowhood or until son, Joshua, shall be 21. But 
if she remains my widow, to have use of ^ of same during life. Land 
lately surveyed joining Indian Neck to be paid for at Loan Office, 
and divided equally among four sons, Jonathan, Joseph, James and 
David, together with piece of land joining thereto. Son, Noah, to 
have £5 when 21, and daughter, Mercy, the same at 18, or when 
married. Wife, Elizabeth, sole executrix; Henry Young, Esq., as- 
sistant. Witnesses — Aaron Learning, Nathaniel Jenkins, Junr., Eliza- 
beth Ludlim. Proved 20 March, 1732-3. Lib. 3, p. 312. 

1732, Nov. 2. Inventory (£95.15.0), includes cows, calves and sheep. 
Appraisers — Nathaniel Rusco, John Shaw. 

1749, Dee. 18. Hill, Elizabeth, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. In- 



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ventory of estate (£98.9.0) includes negro girl, £28; Bible, £1; part of 
deceased's portion in Samuel Hill's hand. Made by John Garrison and 
Benjamin Stout. Lib. 7, p. 41. 

1749, Dec. 29. Adm'r, Samuel Hill, of Amwell, yeoman. Benjamin 
Stout, of same place, yeoman, surety. Witnessed by William Ball. 

1746, May 28. Hill, Paul, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. Int. Re- 
nunciation of Phebe Hill, the widow, and James Hill son of Paul Hill, 
in favor of Samuel Hill. Witnesses — Jon. Job and James Job. Adm'r, 
Samuel Hill, of Amwell, yeoman. John Taylor and John Job, of same 
place, yeomen, sureties. Lib. 5, p. 430. 

1746, Nov. 18. Inventory; made by John Peatt and John Garrison. 
Includes two negroes, $80, 2 guns. 

1741, Sept. 24. Hill, Thomas, Esq., of Town and Co. of Salem; will 
of. Wife, Margaret, to have lot of ground in Salem, purchased of 
Elizabeth Surridge, containing 22 ft. front; also marsh adjoining on 
the S. with Clement Hall's marsh, and on the west with Thomas 
Thompson's marsh; also plantation, 200 acres, at Pilesgrove, on which 
Obadiah Lord lives. Daughter, Elizabeth Hill, at 18, all real estate 
not before mentioned, but, if she happens to marry and die without 
issue before said age, same shall go to her lawful husband. If my 
daughter should die in non-age all real estate and personal before 
devised to her to be equally divided among my three sisters, Rebecah, 
Hannah and Sarah Hill, and my cousin, Samuel Mason's, two daugh- 
ters, Sarah and Elizabeth Mason. Executors, out of the profits of the 
real and personal estate bequeathed to daughter, "shall maintain her 
in a handsome manner." Executors — wife, and brothers-in-law Isaac 
and Joseph Sharp. Witnesses — John Eglington, E. Axford, Geo. 
Trenchard. Affirmed 22 Oct., 1741. 

1741, Dec. 10. Letters granted to Marg. Hill and Joseph Sharp. 

Lib. 4, p. 324. 

1741, Dec. 15. Renunciation of Isaac Sharp, one of the executors. 
Witnesses Carmick, Chas. O. Neill. 

1743, April 13. Inventory (£3563.1.11) includes 11 ounces of silver at 
6-8, £3.13.4; rent due by Geo. Clark; due by Benja. Acton on lease for 
five years to Wm. Weatherby ; ditto due on lease for 5 yrs., 5 mo., 12 d. 
to Johannes Hall ; ditto due by do. on lease to Obadiah Loyd, 5 yrs. 8 mo. ; 
the 1-5 part of his father's estate in hands of Benj. Acton, £659.14.1%. 
Rents due at place of Pale Garion's ; ditto, Obadiah Loyd, William Tate ; 
ditto where Docter Garderner now lives, before Thos. Hill came of age, 
13 years; ditto where Willm. Winton now lives, 13. yrs. ; ditto where 
Aaron Marsh now lives for 13 yrs. Appraisers — Benj. Bispham. Robert 
Hart. 

1755, . Account. (Indexed, but not found). 

1749, Sept. 18. Hiller, Uriah, of Northampton, Burlington Co. Int. 
Inventory, £110.12.9; made by James Lippincott and Samuel Woolston. 

1749, Oct. 19. Adm'x, Sarah Hiller. Thomas Eayres and Samuel Wool- 
ston, fellow bondsmen ; all of Northampton. Lib. 6, p. 325. 

1724-5, Jan. 6. Hilliard. Dfarthah, of Northampton, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Children — John, Edward, Hester Lodge, Joseph, Elizabeth, 
Jane and Martha. Granddaughter, Mary Webb. Personal estate. 
Executor — son Edward. Witnesses — Richard Eayre, Zachariah Ro- 
sell, John Briggs. Proved Nov. 10, 1735. Lib. 4, p. 45. 



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1735, Nov. 10. Inventory, £58.2.0 ; made by Zachariah Rosell and 
Sam 11 Shinn. 

1748, March 22. Hlncbman, Abigail, of Town and Co. of Gloucester, 
widow. Int. Admr's — Samuel Harrison, Junr., yeoman, and Joseph 
Harrison. Bondsman — Samuel Harrison, Esq. All of same place. 
Witness — John Thorne. Lib. 6, p. 14. 

1747-8, March 12. Inventory, £278.8.7 ; made by John Thorne, Samuel 
Harrison. 

1742, July 10. Hinchman, Jacob, of Gloucester Co., miller; will of. 
Daughter, Mary (not 21). Wife, Abigail, executrix; James Hinchman 
assistant. Witnesses — William Hugg, Ja. Hinchman, Kezia Willett. 
Affirmed 2 Aug., 1742. Lib. 4, p. 366. 

1742, July 15. Inventory of Jacob Hinchman, of Newton Township, 
miller (£268.7.7.) includes bonds of William Hugg, Ebenezer Brown, Isaac 
Hollingham, Thomas Edgertom, Joseph Thackary, Thomas Clemment, 
Joseph Low, Thomas Hinchman, William Smallwood, Amos Archer, Robert 
Hubs, Francis Haddock, Adam Sommers, John Thorne. Appraisers — 
Samuel Harrison, William Hugg. 

1748, May 21. Hinchman, James, of Newton Township, Gloucester 
Co., gent.; will of. Wife, Kezia, profits of plantation where we live 
and, after her decease, % of same to Isaac Hinchman. Legacies to 
Hinchman Talman, when 21; in case of his death, without brother or 
sister, his father and mother to have the same. To my sisters, Jane 
Jones, Letitia Thorn and Abigail Kaighn. Executors — wife and James 
Talman. Witnesses — Thomas Thorne, P. Sommans, Hezh. Williams. 
Affirmed 2 Nov., 1750. Sworn 26 Dec, 1750. Lib. 6, p. 423. 

1750, Oct. 22. Inventory (£2121.6.4%) includes negroes, £285, books, 
£3.15. Appraisers — Samuel Harrison, Samuel Clement. 

1727, April 5. Hinchman, Joseph, of Newton Township, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah. Children (all under age) — Thom- 
as, Deborah, Mary, Emey, Hannah. Executrix — wife. Witnesses — 
John Thorne, James Hinchman, John Kay. Proved Sept. 22, 1731. 

Lib. 3, p. 155. 

1731, Aug. 12. Inventory, £114.10.6 ; made by Sarah Hinchman (the 
widow) and James Hinchman. 

1731, Jan. 4. Hinchman, Joseph, of Newton Township, Gloucester 
Co., butcher; will of. Wife Phebe. Children — James, Isaac (under 
age). Land in Newton Township left him by his father. Executors 
— wife and Joseph Cooper. Witnesses — James Moore, James Mickell, 
John Whiteall. Proved June 9, 1731. 

1731, April 23. Inventory, £261.4.6%; made by John Eastlake and 
Robert Zane. Lib. 3, p. 126. 

1731, Sept. 26. Hinds, James, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Daughters, Mary and Deborah, large silver tankard, 
marked I. D. H. upon lid. Daughter, Elizabeth, four silver spoons 
marked I. A. H. Daughter, Patience, silver tumbler with a French 
crown on the bottom and marked I. D. H. at 18 years. Daughter, 
Sarah, three silver spoons marked I. A. H. at 18 years. Sons — James, 
John and Joseph. Land joining lands of Thomas Clark, which I 
purchased of Ephraim Clark; lands purchased of Ebenezer Lyon, De- 



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borah Moris, Richard Higens, and Edward Spining; land joining land 
of Samuel Marsh, purchased of Will. Oliver. No lands to be sold until 
sons come to 26 years. Son, John, my great Bible. Executors — son, 
James, and friends John Spining and Ebenezer Johnson. Witnesses — 
James Humdoy, Abraham Clarke, Joseph Clarke. Proved Oct. 26, 
1731. Lib. B, p. 236. 

1722, Nov. 19. Hoff, Derrick, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Children — William, Sary Anderson, Richard. Thomas. Powel, John, 
Charles, Joseph, Benjamin, and Sarah. Residue to all children, ex- 
cept Mary Gary. Executors — sons Powel and John. Witnesses — John 
Albade, Rut Johnson and Hannah Johnson. Proved Dec. 22, 1730. 

Lib. 3, p. 108. 

1748, April 7. Inventory of the estate, £117.3.5, includes debts due 
from Benjamin Mapel, Thomas Van Dyke, Jonathan Lake, Jr., Samuel Nel- 
son, Daniel South, William Couenhoven, Daniel Accor, Jon. Lake, Peter 
Huff, Jno. Brunson, Jon. Smith, Benjamin Emons, Jos. Higgins, William 
Jonson, William Watelbe, William Walker, Jno. Ronalds, Jacamiah Den- 
ton, Thomas Duer, Obadiah Holmes, Jon. Hull, Benjamin Van Home, 
Thomas Ronalds, Andrew Jonston, Thomas Sodon, William Larison, estate 
of Barfoot Brunson, Francis Holanshed, Josiah Pricet, James Ogelbe, 
Jon. Van Pelt, Aaron Van Pelt, Jon. Huff, Jon. Sodon, Nathanile Ozsborn 
and W T illiam Swain. 

1749, Nov. 1C. Hoff, Powell, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Children — Hannah, Richard, Rachel and Isaac. Executor — 
son Richard. Witnesses — Thomas Sutton, Richard Phillips and John 
Bedford. Proved Feb. 28, 1750. Lib. 7, p. 53. 

1750-1, Feb. 27. Inventory f 18.16.4 ; made by Timothy Titus and 
Richard Phillips. 

1732, Feb. 13. Hoff, Tunis, of Somerset Co., weaver; will of. Wife, 
Jane, sole executrix, and real and personal estate, including house and 
lot at "Rockey Hill," "she to pay to my eldest son, Richard, the sum 
of 20 shillings." Witnesses — Joseph Leigh, Joseph Badcock, Jane 
Badcock. Proved 2 April, 1733. 

1733, April 2. Jean Hoff, the executrix, qualified. Lib. B, p. 391. 

1742, Oct. 30. Hoff, William, of Middletown Township, Monmouth 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, executrix. Son, William. 
Daughter, Catherine Dorset, and "three youngest children." Wit- 
nesses — James Mott, Jarratt Wall, Garsham Walling. Proved Nov. 
20, 1746. Lib. D, p. 435. 

1746, Dec. 11. Inventory of the estate, £386.04.0, includes 2 guns and 
negro man. Made by James Mott and Gisbert Vanbrackel. 

1745, Auk. 12. Hoffman, Andrew, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'r, 
Benjamin Bispham. Bondsmen — William Murdock, Chas. O Neill. 
Witnesses — John Jones, Danl. Mestayer. Lib. 6, p. 18. 

1745, Aug. 7. Renunciation of Catheron Hofman, relict of Andrew Hoff- 
man, in favor of said Benjamin Bispham. Witnesses — Tim. Rain, Chas. 
O Neill. 

1745, Aug. 7. Inventory of estate, £22.8.10; made by Chas. O Neill, 
Tim. Rain. 

1747, May 19. Account. Monies paid to John Helm, William Vane- 
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1741, July 2M. Hoffman, John, of Reading Township, Hunterdon 
Co.; will of. Wife. Margaret. Eldest son, Henry. Helena Planten- 
berg. daughter of Mathias Plantenberg, by testator's daughter Maria. 
Children — Henry. Frederick, John, William, Jacob and Helena. Son, 
William, to have £40 more than rest. Plantation in Reading Town- 
ship on south branch of Rariton River, where testator lived. Execu- 
tor brother-in-law, Christian Harshall, and Joseph Hankinson. Wit- 
nesses — David Bartron, Allen Ross, John Reading, Jr., and John 
Crasioll (or Christopher Krull). Proved November 21, 1748. 

Lib. 6, p. 227. 

1748, Aug. 13. Inventory (£391.19.3) includes books, 2 guns and sword, 
bonds, etc. Made by John Reading, Jr.. and David Bertron. 

1743, Sept. S3. Hoffman, John, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Mary, the plantation (304 acres) I live on until 
son Daniel will be 21; then y 2 to be his, also half of land marsh and 
swamp from Oldman's Creek to head of said tract. Son, John, when 
21, to have the other half. 100 acres of land in Salem Grove, Salem 
Co., on Oldman's Creek to be sold. Daughters — Margaret, Drusilla 
and Susannah. Children all minors. Executors— wife, brother-in- 
law Erick Reynolds, and cousin Thomas Denny, Jr. Witnesses — 
James Garron, George Hues, Paul Garron. Proved 16 May, 1749. 

Lib. 6, p. 282. 

1749. May 8. Inventory (£152.11.11%) includes "his reeding books," 
£2.3.9. bonds, etc. Appraisers — William Weatherby, George Hues. 

1735, Nov. 8. Hogg, John, of New York. Int. Adm'r, Robert Hogg, 
of New York, merchant, a brother. William Donaldson and John 
Tomson, both of Middlesex County, yeomen, fellow bondsmen. Wit- 
nesses — Margaret and Lawra Smyth. Lib. C, p. 50. 

1736, July 12. Holbrooke, John, of Salem Co., ship-carpenter. Int. 
Admr's, Clement Hall, Joseph Hawkes, gent. Witness— John Doe. 

Lib. 4, p. 66. 
1736, July 14. Inventory (£69.0.8) includes bonds of John Neals, Jno. 
Burd. Thos. Bicoms (?), Martin Minks, John Jaquatt, Henry Wallis, 
Charles Halton. John Neals, Junior, Peter Inlo, William Biddel, John 
Johnson, Marey Richards, David Roach, Errick Derrick, Isaac Conroo, 
Robert Candey's bill. Appraisers — John Eaton, Henry W T allis. 

1743, 17th of 6 mo. (August). Holcombe, John, of Amwell, Hunter- 
don Co., yeoman; will of. W T ife, Elizabeth. Son, Samuel, place said 
son lives on, described in testator's deed for same. Grandson. John 
Holcombe, son of Samuel, the place called Hoppers, as by deed for 
same to him. Son, Richard, the plantation bought of John Way, when 
he is of age. Place (John Comfort's adjoining land) to grandson 
John. Jacob, son of son Samuel. Daughters— Grace Calvin (wife of 
Philip Calvin), Mary Holcombe, Julian Holcombe. To grandson 
Jacob, son of Samuel Holcombe, land in the Rocks, bought of Rich- 
ard Armitt. Granddaughter Elizabeth, daughter of Philip and Grace 
Calvin, when aged eighteen. To the poor of Buckingham Meeting. 
Brother Jacob Holcombe's children. Executors — wife and testator's 
brother, Jacob Holcombe. Mention of Robert Heath. Witnesses- 
Benjamin Canby, Emanuel Coryell, Charles Cross. Proved August 
31, 1745. (Executors Quakers). Lib. 4, p. 371. 

1743, Sept. 24. Inventory (£333.16.2) includes Bible and other books; 



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in the cave chamber, 13 hogsheads rye, 19 barrels of cider, with casks 
and lumber, Jo. Wood s time, gun and powder horn. Bonds, bills and 
debts due estate : George Medlar, Simon Pasher, Jacob Francis, Fred- 
erick Reesfenborge, John Bonis, William Oakes, Isaac Oakes, William 
Springle, David Carver, John Mundy, James Richard, Nathan Watson, 
Benjamin Wilcocks, Hugh Howell and Sampson his son, Andrew Heath. 
Made by John Emley, Charles Woolverton, Daniel Doughty. 

1747, 13th of 7 mo. (Sept.). Account. Moneys paid Stephen Com- 
fort, Benjamin Smith, Henry Smith, Richard Haines, Frank Lewis, Jno. 

W r ells, Paul Kester, James Hill, Abraham Godson, Foreman, Ack- 

sah Lambe, William Montgomery, R. Canby, William Ruttenhouse, Jno. 
"Watson, Richard Parsons, Jo. Rose, Enoch Anderson, Jno. Thather, M. 
Xiowther, Emanuel Coryel, A. Ringo, Geo. Cary, Jno. Yard, Samuel Barber, 
John Carr, Isaiah Quinby, Robert Esmey, Henry Smith, Simon Packer. 

1731, Aug. 2. Holden, Jane, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r, Joseph 
Holding. Fellow bondsman — William Johnston. Both of County 
aforesaid. Witnesses — Henry Noden, Jacob Spicer, Jacob Garrison. 

Lib. 3, p. 139. 

1730, Dec. 7. Inventory, £34.14.8; made by William Johnson, George 
Taylor. 

1740, Nov. 3. Hole, Charles, of the Borough of Elizabeth, school- 
master; will of. Children — Charles, Daniel, John, Sarah Marsh, Eliza- 
laeth and Lucretia Hole, the last under age. Land purchased of Jo- 
seph Marsh last Spring. Wife, Sarah. Executors — son-in-law, Joshua 
Marsh, and friend Andrew Craig. Witnesses — William Peirson, John 
Davis, Jun'r, Elizabeth Peirson. Proved Dec. 7, 1749. Lib. E, p. 352. 

1748, May 6. Rollins*. Lorence, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Sons, Lorence and Michael, all real and personal es- 
tate, they paying legacies to my sons Abraham, Israel, Joseph, and 
Marcus, when they will be 26 years of age, respectively, and to my 
daughter Dinah, when 21. Marcus to go to a trade. Daughter, Dinah, 
minor. Executor — brother, Michael Hulings, of City of Philadelphia, 
Pa., shipwright, and son, Abraham Hollings. Witnesses — Thos. 
Spicer, Jun'r, Israel Fish, Saml. Spicer. Sworn and affirmed, 4 June, 
1748. Lib. 5, p. 451. 

1748, June 3. Inventory (f 266. 16. 6) includes cattle, horses, negro 
-woman (£10.10.0), a float (£12), boat (£3). Appraisers — Alexdr. Morgan, 
Saml. Spicer. 

1730, Feb. 26. Hollingshead, Daniel, of Rocky Hill, Somerset Co. 
Int. Adm'r, Thomason Hollingshead, his widow. Lib. B, p. 191. 

1731, , — . Inventory (£257.16.6), includes silver quart tankard, 

pr. of old double bellows for a smith, ditto new, old iron, Tippeo, an old 
negro-man, £26, Jack, £25, Lelia, £30, Jack, a boy £20, Bellinda. £8, Dido, 
£15. Made by Henry Neale, John Corle. 

1747, Dec. 30. Hollinshead, Elizabeth, of Somerset Co., widow [of 
William]. Adm'r, John Corle, Esq., of Somerset. Fellow bondsman 
— John Deare, of Middlesex County. Lib. E, p. 117. 

1739, Dec. 14. Hollinshead, John, Ja'r, of Evesham, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Children — Joseph, Benjamin, John and Martha. 
Plantation given me by my father, and one bought of my uncle and 



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aunt, and cousin William Hollinshead; also meadow adjoining house 
where William Hollinshead, Jun.r, formerly lived. Bonds due from 
William Hollinshead, Jun'r, and Andrew Conaro. Executors — wife, 
Mary, and hrother-in-law Abraham Haines. Witnesses — Jno. Hollins- 
head, Edward Hollinshead, Sam'l Atkinson. Proved March 12, 1739-40. 

Lib. 4, p. 221. 
1739-40, 1st day, 1st mo. (Mar.). Inventory, £458.7.1; made by Saml. 
Atkinson and Henry Warrington. 

174t, Jnly 7. Holllnxhead, William, Jun'r. of Chester, Burlington 
Co.; will of. Wife, sole executrix. Children — Jacob, Mary, Jerusha, 
Bethsheba and Anthony. Plantation whereon Thomas Farley now 
dwells, given me by my father and mother. Witnesses — Thomas Gill, 
Grace Rudderow, Sam'l Atkinson. Proved Aug. 11, 1741. 

Lib. 4, p. 291. 

1742. Sept. 3. HollinNbead, William. E«q.. of Somerset Co.; will of. 
Wife, Elizabeth. Children — Elenor, William, Robert, Daniel, Francis 
and Elizabeth (all minors); an expected child. Mentions servant 
Margrett Walker, her child, and a "melatto girle, Kate." Real and 
personal estate. Executor — John Corle. Witnesses — Roelof Couen- 
hoven, Denis Hageman, Adriaen Hegeman. Proved 3 March, 1749. 

Lib. E, p. 365. 

1741, Nov. 30. Hollowly, Tobias, of Newton, Gloucester Co. Int. 
Adm'r, Mary Holloway (his widow). Fellow bondsman — Samuel Har- 
rison, Esq., same county. Witness — Wm. Sorsby. Lib. 4, p. 316. 

1741, May 19. Inventory (£312.5.6) includes Ed. Melnor's two bonds, 
notes of John Whitealls and Samuel Harrison, Bible and other books, 
12 milch cows, sheep and lambs, servant man and boy (£13), rent due 
from John Ladd. Appraisers — Joseph Ellis, Samuel Harrison. 

1747, Dee. 24. Holman, Elian, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Mary. Children — Robert, William, Mary and 
Zilpha. Executors — son Robert, Elisha Lawrence and John Anderson. 
Witnesses — Thomas Hankinson, John Reid, James Mason. Proved 
January 27, 1747-8. Lib. E, p. 122. 

1747-8, Jan. 22. Inventory (£489.18.3) includes 40 acres of wheat and 
rye, 24 loads of hay, 400 bushels of wheat in barn and mill, 120 bushels 
rye and oats in sheaf, 7 bbls. beef 310 bushels of Indian corn, gun, negro 
(£50), servant boy (£10), 300 lbs. tobacco (£3.15.0), debt due from Joseph 
Borden. Made by Gawin Watson, Robert Holmes, Joseph Cheesman, 
John Reid. 

1740, Sept. 10. Holman, Joseph, of Upper Freehold Township, Mon- 
mouth Co., yeoman; will of. To be buried in burying place of my 
father. Wife, Thamson. Sons — Joseph, Robert, Aaron, John, Richard 
and Francis. Daughters — Thany (wife of Robert Granatt), Martha, 
Mary and Phebe. Loom to Richard; musket to Francis, the youngest 
son and minor. Executors — wife, sons Joseph and Robert, and Goyn 
Wattson. Witnesses — David Lee, Joseph Hankins, John Clarke. Prov- 
ed Sept. 26, 1741. Lib. C, p. 489. 

1741, Sept. 26. Gawin Watson of Perth Amboy renounces executorship. 
Witnesses — David Lee and Thomas Bartow. 

1740, Sept. 26. Holman, Joneph, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Wife, Grace. Nephew, Joseph Grevat. Debts due David Lee. Execu- 
tors — wife and David Lee. Witnesses — Robert Grevat, Adam Woolley, 
Joseph Hankins. Proved February 11, 1741. Lib. C, p. 435. 



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1747, April 15. Holman, Richard, of Monmouth County, weaver. 
Inventory of estate, £15.10.7; made by Antony Swaine and Samuel 
Job. Includes cash received from David Vahan, Judith Stout, Absolom 
Hankins, Samuel Thorp, John Reed, Daniel Perine and Thomas 
Hankins. Lib. E, p. 189. 

1748, May 31. Adm'r, Francis Holman of Middletown, yeoman, brother 
of deceased. Anthony Swaine, of same place, yeoman, fellow bondsman. 

1748-9, Jan. 23. Account. Bills paid to Robert Corvet, John Die, 
Joseph Die, John Liming, Zachariah Robings, John Morford, Aarent Hoel- 
mon. Grace Hoelman and James Reed. 

1750, Nov. 8. Holmes, Elisabeth, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Adm'r, Joseph Holmes, of same place, yeoman. John Lawrence, 
of same place, attorney-at-law, fellow bondsman. Lib. 7, p. 43. 

1737, June 4. Holmes, (Rev.) Jonathan (son of Jonathan), of Mid- 
dletown, Monmouth Co., yeoman; will of. Sister, Deliverance Bowne, 
of Freehold, £300. Half brothers and sisters, each 5 shillings. £400 
to Baptist Society of Middletown, whereof John Pew and Gerret Wall 
are deacons; the interest for the maintenance of the ministry, meeting 
houses, buildings and repairing. Executors — Samuel Holmes, James 
Mott and James Tapscott. Witnesses — Obadiah and John Holmes, and 
Mary Roberts. Signed "Jon'n Holmes, Min'r." Proved June 29, 1738. 

Lib. C, p. 199. 

1738, July 20. Inventory at houses of Samuel Holmes and Jonathan 
Holmes (£224.9.3), includes 130 apple trees at 4d., and a hogshead at 
James Mott's. Made by Robert Tilton and Joseph Dorsett. 

1738, Oct. 18. Inventory No. 2 at house of Samuel Holmes in Middle- 
town (£56.5.8) includes chest and 8 volumes of "Spectators" and 1 dic- 
tionary; other books; 12 rasors and 2 old ones; snuff mill; 12 jack 
knives ; 2 brass sun dials ; homespun linen jacket and breeches ; new 
coat, vest and breeches ; snuff colored coat, vest and breeches ; light col- 
ored broad cloth coat, with cape; 12 white shirts; 2 maps of the world; 
5 maps of parts of the world ; V 2 pound of tea, supposed to be liver wort 
tea ; 3 Dublin newspapers. Made by John and Joseph Dorsett. 

1738, Nov. 13. Inventory No. 3, at house of Jonathan Holmes in Mid- 
dletown (£5.10.6), includes light natural wig (£2.15.0) ; black ditto, worn 
(£0.10.0) ; large old book and Psalm book. Made by Joseph and John 
Dorsett. 

1735, Aim. 12. Holmes, Obadiah, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'r, 
Jonathan Holmes. Bondsman — Samuel Clark, of said County, yeoman. 
Witness — Samuel Holmes. Lib. 4, p. 49. 

1735. Aug. 12. Inventory, £115.19.2 ; made by Thomas Read, Abra- 
ham Reeves. 

1744, Dec. 24. Holmes, Obadiah, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Children — Deliverance Smith, Jonathan, Obadiah, 
James, Samuel, Mary Mott, Joseph and John. Have given to son 
Joseph, by deed of gift, February 10, 1721, land purchased of David 
Stout; also by deed dated Sept. 23, 1704, to said son part of land in 
Crosswicks, which testator purchased of his father, Jonathan Holmes, 
deceased. To son Joseph, part of land, between two tracts above men- 
tioned, and remainder at Crosswicks in Upper Freehold Township, 
lands bounded by Burlington Path, and John Smith. Son, John, home 
plantation, bounded by Ramenesin Brook, commonly called Hop 



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Brook, and lands late of Major James Hubbard, deceased. Brother, 
Jonathan Holmes. Son. Samuel Holmes. Son, John Holmes. Execu- 
tors — sons James. Samuel and John. Witnesses — Jonathan Holmes, 
John Bowne. Junior, Elias Cowenhoven, George Reid, Junior. Proved 
April 16, 1745. Lib. D, p. 265. 

1749-50, March 10, Holmes, Samuel, of Town of Greenwich, Cum- 
berland Co.; will of. Real and personal estate to be equally divided 
between my cousins. Jonathan Holmes, Esq., and Obadiah Robbins, 
of County aforesaid, and hereby ordain them executors. Witnesses — 
Elizabeth Randolph, Obadiah Wood, Ebenezer Miller. Proved 28 
March, 1750. Lib. 6, p. 289. 

1750. March 26. Inventory, real and personal, (£583.18.7) includes 
"rum. molasses, shuger and dry goods" (£204.11.04). Appraisers — Ananis 
Sayre, John Brick, Jun. 

1750, Sept. 22. Holmes, Thomas, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Adm'r, Josiah Holmes, of Shrewsbury, mariner, only son 
of deceased. Richard FitzRandolph, of Perth Amboy, carpenter, fel- 
low bondsman. Lib. E, p. 453. 

1732, Oct. 13. Holsert, Benjamin, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Hanake. Eldest son, John, loom and utensils, 
and "a book that one Van Brockel is the author of." Estate divided 
between children, male and female, but are not named. Executors — 
wife, son John, and friend Garret Scanck. Witnesses — Johannes 
Heyer, John Johnson, Wal. Wallz. Proved May 26, 1733. 

Lib. B, p. 457. 

1742, Aug. 23. Holstin (Holstein), La ran* (Lorance), of Pilesgrove, 
Salem Co.; will of. Sons — Lorance (to have the home farm with 25 
acres of marsh I bought of John Chambs and % of my personal es- 
tate), Mathias and Andrew (five shillings each, if demanded). Daugh- 
ters — Elizabeth (% of the personal), Mary, Sara and Susana (Ave 
shillings each upon demand). Executor — son Lorance. Witnesses — 
Gabriel Peterson, William Vanneman, Peter Vanneman. Proved 26 
Jan., 1750. Lib. 7, p. 250. 

1750, Jan. 25. Inventory, £8.19 ; made by Peter Vanneman, William 
Vanneman. 

1738, Jan. 18. Holton, Charles, husbandman, of Pennsneck, Salem 
Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'r, John Barkleson. Bondsman — William 
Vanneman, yeoman, of said County. Witnesses — Henry Wallis, Dan 
Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 180. 

1738, June 19. Inventory. £70.12.9 ; made by Henry Wallas, William 
Vanneman. 

1732, Nov. 4. Homan, Jacob, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., farmer; 
will of. Mother to have personal estate and brother, Peter Homan, 
to be executor and have 128 acres of land and 4 acres of meadow on 
Rackoon Creek. Witnesses — Catrin Culin, Ellener Forton, Gabriel 
Enochson. Proved 20 Sept., 1733. Lib. 3, p. 376. 

1733, Sept. 19. Inventory, £59.3.6 ; made by Henry Hendrickson, John 
Jones. 

1743, Feb. 24. Home, Archibald, of New Jersey; will of. Entire 
estate bequeathed to his brother, James Home, Esq., of Charlestown, 



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South Carolina. Executors — Robert Hunter Morris, Thomas Cad- 
walader, Esq., and brother James. Witnesses — Joseph Paxton and 
Moreton Appleby. Proved Oct. 1, 1744. Lib. 5, p. 47. 

1746, April 21. Hoogelandt (Hogelandt), Dlrrick, of Middlesex Co., 
farmer; will of. Wife, Annatie. Children — Hendrick, Derrick, Anna- 
tie, Sarah and Maria. Expected child. Sister, Antie Quick. Brother 
Adrian's son, Hendrick Hooghland. Legacies specified in will of my 
father. Executors — brother, Abraham Hoogelandt and Dirrick Folck- 
ersen. Witnesses — Wm. Walling, Elbert Stoothoof, Henry Cortelyou. 
Proved Aug. 8, 1746. Lib. D, p. 399. 

1746, Aug. 7. Inventory (£527.19.10) includes cash in hands of Jeames 
Nelson, six pair "Pillebards." Made by Wm. Walling and Henry Cortel- 
you. 

1740, Nov. 9. Hoogland, Adrian, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Taucauminche, and son, Henry, all estate; Henry a 
minor. Executors — Yaukum Heulick, and Derrick Hoogland, both of 
Somerset County, yeomen. Witnesses — Cris. Search, Derrick Hoge- 
land, Cornelius Johnson. Proved Dec. 11, 1740. Lib. 4, p. 261. 

1740, Dec. 2. Inventory (£138.15.4) includes 4 pair leather britches, 
Dutch Bible, Dutch Testament. 2 swords. 2 guns, note of Thomas Stev- 
enson. Made by Derrick Hogeland and Philip Ringo. 

1738, Jan. 37. Hooper, Robert Lettis, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex 
Co., gent.; will of. Wife, Sarah. Children — James, Isabella and 
Robert Lettis Hooper. Land purchased of Charles Dunster, Esq., 
deceased, in Perth Amboy. Money due me from estate of Richard 
Ryeraft, of Barbadoes, Esq., deceased. Executors — Reynold Hooper 
and Richard Wiltshire, both of Island of Barbadoes, Esqs., and Jo- 
seph Murray, Esq., of New York City, wife Sarah, son James, and 
daughter Isabella. Witnesses — Rebecca Legatt, Jno. Webb, P. Kearny. 
Proved Feb. 19, 1738. Lib. C, p. 410. 

1742-3, Sth day, 11th mo. (Jan.). Kooten, Thomas, of Evesham, 
Burlington Co., Esq.; will of. Wife, Mercy. Children — William, Ben- 
jamin, John, Thomas, Samuel and Mary. Daughter Anne's children, 
viz., Deborah, Mary and Margret. Dau. Elizabeth's children, viz., 
Sarah, William and Elizabeth. Real and personal estate, including 
negro servants. Bond granted by my wife as Mercy Bates to Richard 
Haines, Junr, and bond of £60 granted to Thomas Bates. Sam'l 
Loyd to pay for land he has bought of me. Witnesses — Sam'l Atkin- 
son, Ruth Atkinson, Samuel Atkinson, Jun'r. 

1744, Oct. 4. Codicil. Sam'l Loyd having paid for the land, same to go 
as personal estate. Executors — sons William and Benjamin. Witnesses — 
Joseph Eves, Sam'l Atkinson. Proved Oct. 30, 1744. Lib. 5, p. 57. 

1744, 27th day, 8th mo. (Oct.). Inventory, £187.3.5; made by Samuel 
Eves and William Evans. 

1748, Dec. 23. Hopewell, Elizabeth, of Evesham, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Children — John, Joseph, Christian, Rachel, Elizabeth, Sarah 
and Hannah, each £30, besides what was bequeathed them by their 
father. Real and personal estate. Executor — son Daniel. Witnesses 
— John Pinn, Sam'l Clement, Sam'l Atkinson. Proved Feb. 4, 1748. 

Lib. 6, p. 27. 

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Burlington Co.; will of. Children — John, Daniel and (following under 
age) Joseph, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Christian, Rachel, Elizabeth, Sarah 
and Hannah. Real and personal estate. Wife, Elizabeth, sole execu- 
trix; if she should die or marry, then my son Daniel and Samuel Lip- 
pincott to be executors. Witnesses — Thomas Eves, Gabriel Puneo, 
John Roderbes. Proved 27th day, 8th mo. (Oct.), 1744. Lib. 5. p. 59. 
1744. 27th day, 8th mo. (Oct.). Inventory, £551.6.6; made by Sam 
Lippincott and John Pimm. 

1746, April 2U. Hupman, John, of Morrise (Maurice) River, Salem 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Cathren. Son, John, one-fifth of the land 
whereon I now live on Morrises River, between Mannamuskee and 
Mananikoe Creeks. Rest of the land to be equally divided between 
sons Frederick, Peter, Jonas and Gabriel. "My nephew" (niece) Mary 
Hopman, £25 when 18. Executor — wife, Cathren, and sons John and 
Frederick. Witnesses — Abraham Jones, John Jones. Proved 6 May, 
1748. Lib. 5, p. 480. 

1748, April 6. Inventory, £90.3.10; made by William Cobb, Abraham 
Jones. 

1734, Aug. 5. Hopper, John (son of Benjamin Hopper, late of Alla- 
ways Creek, Salem County, weaver), ward. Guardian, Edward Han- 
cock, of said place, yeoman. Lib. 3, p. 425. 

1749, Sept. 27. Hopper, John, Sr„ of Deptford Township, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Daughters — Elizabeth and Rachel. Sons — 
Samuel, land in the forks of Mantua Creek; John, the plantation 
whereon I live. Executors — Joseph and John Tomlinson. Witnesses 
— William Harrison, Samuel Harrison, Michael Fisher, Jo. Harrison. 

1749, Sept. 27. Codicil. Sons John and Samuel to pay £6. to my daugh- 
ter Elizabeth Bickham in six years, and £6. to be divided equally between 
her children. Same witnesses. Affirmed 15 Jan., 1749-50. Lib. 6, p. 306. 

1749-50, Jan. 25. Renunciation of Joseph and John Tomlinson as execu- 
tors. 

1749-50, Feb. 13. Bond of John Hopper, Thomas Bickham and Levy 
Pierce, all of Gloucester Co., as administrators of the above estate. Wit- 
ness — John Mickle. Letters granted Mar. 29, 1750. 

1749-50, 11 mo. (Jan.), 26 da. Inventory (£76.01.07) at Woodbury. 
Appraisers — John Witeall, Abra. Chattin. 

1732, Oct. 13. Horn, Capt. William, of Amboy, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'r, Robert Gray. John Hamilton and Doctor Adam Hay, fellow 
bondsmen. Lib. B, p. 305. 

1743, Feb. 24. Home, Archibald, of New Jersey; will of. All estate 
to brother, James Home, Esquire, of Charlestown in South Carolina. 
Executors — Robert Hunter Morris and Thomas Cadwalader, Esquires, 
of New Jersey, and testator's said brother. Witnesses — Jos. Paxton 
and Moreton Appleby. Proved October 1, 1744. Lib. 5, p. 47. 

1747, Oct. 2tt. Home, Sophia, of the City of Edinburgh. Bond of 
Lawrence Smyth, attorney, to Andrew and Ann Home, children of 
deceased, as administrator. Lewis Johnston, Esq., and John Smyth, 
Esq., fellow bondsmen, both of Perth Amboy. Lib. E, p. 101. 

1748, June 2. Homer, Jacob, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeoman. 



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Int. Adm'x, Azubeth Horner, widow. Bondsmen — Thomas and Simeon 
Ellis, of said County. Lib. 6, p. 325. 

1749, , — . Inventory, £230.8.9 ; made by Thomas Ellis. 

1742, Aug. 5. Horsel, Ruben, of Salem County. Int. Adm'r, Benja- 
min Acton, Esq. Bondsman — William Fraser, Collector. All of said 
County. Witnesses — Thos. Jones, Chas. O. Neill. Lib. 4, p. 377. 

1742, July 22. Inventory (£47.17.4) of Ruben Horsel, of Penns Neck, 
cordwainer ; made by Jeremiah Baker, Thos. Miles. 

1740-1, March IS. Horseman, Christian, of Middletown, Monmouth 
Co., Joanna Horseman, the widow, resigns right of administration. 
Witness — Mary Vandervar. Lib. C, p. 413. 

1741, June 3. Adm'r, Dr. Peter Le Conte, of Freehold. Bernardus Ver 
Bryck. of Monmouth County, gentleman, fellow bondsman. 

1741, June 9. Inventory, £19.11.0 ; made by Joseph Golden, Hendrick 
Hendrickson and John McKinstry. 

1742, July 3. Account. Payments to Hendrick Hendrickson "for fun- 
eral," Lawrence Van Cleef, Samuel Holmes, Hendrick Brees, Tunis Post, 
and cash from Garret Wall. 

1737, Sept. 24. Horseman, Samuel, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth 
Co., carter. Adm'r, Samuel Rogers, of same place, yeoman. Rebekah 
Horseman renounces right to administer. Lib. 4, p. 117. 

1744, May 11. Horsford, Samuel, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r, Benja- 
min Horsford. Bondsman — Joseph Loe. Inventory, £51.12.2; made by 
Joseph Loe. 

1748, Feb. 25. Horsman, Marmaduke, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Wife, Mary. Daughter, Mary Paxton (evidently de- 
ceased) and her children, James and- Mary Paxton. Daughters — 
Sarah, Abigail, Susannah and Frances. Five sons of daughter Fran- 
ces, viz: Jacob, Isaac, Samuel and John Warwick, and David Harley. 
Great Bible to grandson, Thomas Newland. Testator's three daugh- 
ters and five grandsons to keep John Wood during his life. Execu- 
tors — friends Thomas Miller and William Lawrence. Witnesses — Wil- 
liam Woodward, Anthony Woodward, Jr., and William Lawrence. 

Lib. 6, p. 273. 

173G, Nov. 19. Hough, Thomas, of Springfield, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Children — Jonathan, Hannah, Mary (wife of Benjamin 
Cripps) and their daughter. July Evens, £5. Land joining Samuel 
and Caleb Shinn; also land at Mt. Holly and Bridgetown. Wife, Jean, 
sole executrix. Witnesses — Michael Atkinson, Hugh Cowperthwaite, 
Tho. Shinn. Proved March 5, 1736. Lib. 4, p. 88. 

1739-40, March 7. How, Micajah, of City of Burlington, cordwainer; 
will of. Wife, Martha. Children — Samuel, Micajah and two daus., all 
under age. Real and personal estate. Executors — friend Joseph 
Heulings, and kinsman Israel Heulings. Witnesses — Sarah Borradaill, 
Isa. DeCow, John Gosling. Proved April 23, 1740. Lib. 4, p. 237. 

1747, June 3. Howard. James, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., being 
seventeen. Bond of John Cory as guardian. Lib. E, p. 50. 

1730, August 1. Howard, Michael, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'x, 
Catharine Howard. Monmouth Wills, 1729 M. 



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1742, Xov. 24. Howell. t'hnrleN. farmer, of Cohansie, Salem Co., 
yeoman. Int. Adm'r, John Howell, Jun'r, of South Hampton, Long- 
Island (eldest brother) in trust for Charles, only son of testator, 
until he will be 14. Bondsman — Nathan Lorance, of Cohansey, Salem 
Co. Witness — Joseph Rose. Lib. 4, p. 378. 

1742. Nov. 3. Inventory, £86.7; made by Benjn. Stratton, Ebenezer 
Westcote. 

1742, Nov. 21. Affidavit by Nathan Laurance that he well knew John 
Howell, of Southampton, L. I., as father of said Charles Howell and John 
Howell. Jr. 

1725. \11uust 30. Howell. Daniel, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., 
blacksmith; will of. Wife, Mary. Son, David, land on east side on 
the middle road, Trenton; lot on the west side of Kings Street, Tren- 
ton, adjoining John Severam; lot of meadow in Maidenhead great 
meadows, adjoining James Price's land, said lot bought of Samuel 
Hunt. Son, Daniel, when 21, house at Trenton which John Severin 
lives in; half of meadow lot in Maidenhead great meadows, bought 
of Ralph Hunt, Senior. Son, Joshua, 100 acres of plantation where 
testator lives, adjoining Ebenezer Prout and John Dean; also lot in 
Trenton, adjoining Josiah Howel's lot. Son, John, balance of planta- 
tion where testator lived, when of age; lot in Trenton. Daughters — 
Phebe, Elizabeth, Hannah, Mary and Prudence, when aged 18. Testa- 
tor bequeaths "my son Daniel unto my son David that he may live 
with him," until he is aged 20 years; Daniel to be taught trade of 
glazier. Executors — son, David, and friend Nathaniel Moor. Wit- 
nesses — George Woolesey, John Carpenter, Moses Dickinson. 

1732, April 21. Codicil. Son, Hezekiah, having been born since writing 
of will, to him a lot of land with a house, and a bond due from Hezekiah 
Bonham and Johanas Anderson, of Maidenhead. Witnesses — Ann Year- 
ley, Henry Woodward and Enoch Armitage. Proved August 2, 1732. 

Lib. i, p. 204. 

1732, June 3. Inventory (£418) includes 24 swine, 50 sheep, negro 
man Jack about 50 years old (£20), negro woman and her child (£40), 
and bonds of Samuel Everit, Samuel Ruckman, Isaac Reeder, John Moor, 
Richard Morril, David Davis, Jonathan Davis, William Merril, Isaac 
Hutchinson, Henry Oxley, John Smith of Maidenhead, Matthew Rigby, 
Nicholas Roberts and Edward Hart. Made by Enoch Armitage and Jon- 
athan Davis. 

1733, Sept. 9. Howell, Daniel, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; 
will of. Eldest son, Daniel Howell, Jr. Son, John, "a mare bought 
from Thomas Lambert." Sons, Joseph and Benjamin, the copper 
furnace. Two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, household goods, etc., 
"which was their mother's income from the mill and plantation," 
for bringing up of minor children. Sons, Daniel and John (under 
age), the corn or grist mill. Plantation where testator lived, front- 
ing on the river. To daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, the plantation 
"at Alias Hokk in the Township of Amwell." Executors — brother- 
in-law, John Reading and William Rightinghousea. Witnesses — Sam- 
uel Fleming, Frances Mason, Walter Cane. Proved October 24, 1733. 

Lib. 3, p. 382. 
1733, Oct. 24. Inventory, £309.7.4 ; made by Samuel Green and James 
Kitchin. 

1732, May 4. Howell, Samuel, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester 



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Co., husbandman. Int. Adm'r, Jeremiah Addams. Bondsman — John 
Hinchman. Witnesses — Samuel Barns, Wm. Harrison. 

1732, May 15. Inventory, £15.10.9 ; made by Richard Phillpot, Japhet 
Leeds. 

1733, July 17. Account. Moneys paid to Joseph Oliver, John Hutch- 
ens, Mary Ireland, Robt. Howell (brother of intestate). 

Gloucester Wills, 153 H. 

1748, Nov. 13. Howland, James, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Deborah, executrix. Son, Thomas, lands he 
now lives on in Dartmouth in New England and £120. Son, James, 
lands he lives on in Dartmouth and £120. Daughter, Elizabeth. Three 
younger sons, Cook, George and Charles, lands in Shrewsbury. Daugh- 
ter, Ruth. Refers to "new house" when completed. Witnesses — Wil- 
liam Osborn, James Osborn, Jon. Herring. Proved Dec. 13, 1748. On 
February 4, 1748-9, Cook Howland, a Quaker, affirmed. Lib. E, p. 257. 

1748, Dec. 27. Inventory of the estate, including a turning lathe, turn- 
ing tools, part of a box of Locker s Pills, some "Jazuits Bark," gun, pil- 
lion, 3 powder horns and 3 shot bags, part of cask of powder, bonds from 
Britten White, William Brand, Jacob Taylor, Francis Hance, James 
Parker and Peter W T hite, 10 gal. rum, 45 gals, molasses, silver tankard 
(£14), silver porringer (£4). Made by Gisbert Longstreet, Gershom Bills, 
William Osbourn. 

1748-9, Feb. 4. Bond of Cook Howland, of Shrewsbury, as administra- 
tor, with will annexed. Daniel Cornell, of Shrewsbury, and Richard 
Fitz Randolph, of Perth Amboy, fellow bondsmen. Witnesses — John 
Royce, Thomas Bartow. 

1745, July 19. Howman (Homan), Jasper, of Greenwich, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'x, Eleanor, his widow. Bondsman — John 
Mullike, of said county. Witnesses — Alexr. Randall, Gabriel Rambo. 

Lib. 5, p. 177. 

1745, July 6. Inventory, £100.9.11 ; made by Allexr. Randall, John 
Munnion. 

1747, Nov. 27. Hubbs, Robert, of Newton Township, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Lewcy, sole executrix. Son, Charles, the 
plantation I live on, excepting 150 acres which are to be sold with 
the lands and rights I purchased of Peleg Smith, of Rhode Island, 
for the bringing up of my children, viz., Henry, Robert and Sarah 
Hubbs, who are to have remainder of personal estate as they come 
to age. If my wife be with child and a boy, my son Charles shall 
bring him up and give him at age £100 out of my plantation; if girl, 
£80. Witnesses — Thomas Attmore, Richard Marshall, Jos. Harrison. 
Affirmed 17 Feb., 1747. Lib. 5, p. 442. 

1747-8, Jan. 15. Inventory (£306.10.2%) includes monies due from 
John Erwin, Jona. Thomas, Jonathan Axford, Joseph M. Cleans. Ap- 
praisers — John Thorne, Jo. Harrison. 

1748, Oct. 25. Hude, Robert, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., Esq.; 
will of. Robert Hude, son of James Hude, Esq., of New Brunswick, 
land in Woodbridge I purchased of Henry and Samuel Moores. John 
Lee son of sister Agnes Spencer, land formerly belonging to Daniel 
Robins. Andrew Bloomfleld, son of my sister Mary Bloomfield, land 
in Papiack neck in Woodbridge. Rev. Mr. John Skinner, Presbyterian 
Minister of the Gospel in Woodbridge, £20, for the College purposed 
to be erected in New Jersey. Executors — brother, James Hude, Esq., 

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and friend William Stone and William Brown of Woodbridge. Wit- 
— Abraham Tappan. James Brown, Benjamin Tappan, David 
Donham. Jun'r. Proved Feb. 3, 1748-9. Lib. B, p. 256. 

1748-9. Feb. 2 & 3. Inventory (£496.3) includes silver spoons, silver 
tankerd, several negroes. Made by James Smith, John Mobrey, James 
Brown. 

1732. Deo. 23. Hudson. Abraham, of Cohansey, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Deborah, sole executrix. Sons — Joshua and Benjamin 
(not 21). Daughter, Lydia. Brother, Isaac. In case of the death 
of above legatees without male issue, the Baptist Church of Cohan- 
sey (of which I am a member) shall have my land and marsh to help 
support a ministry among them forever. Son Benjamin to be ap- 
prenticed. Witnesses — John Brick, Junior, Isaac Wheaten, Andrew 
Gardiner, Nathel Jenkins. Proved 27 Feb., 1732. Lib. 3, p. 267. 

1732-3, Jan. 10. Inventory (£170.0.6) includes cattle and wheat. Ap- 
praisers — Nathaniel Jenkins, Ebenezer Smith. 

1736. April 2. Account of Deborah Shepherd, executrix of Abraham 
Hudson, late of Cohansey. Moneys paid to Isaac Hudson, Benj. Acton, 
Jamey Gold, Charles Fordam, Ebenezer Smith, Isaac Wheaten, Ruth Mil- 
ler, Elizabeth Wheaten, Andrew Gardiner, Richard Lewis, Nathl. Jenkins, 
Elias Cotting. Francis Brougton, James Caruthers, John Green, Daniel 
Bateman, Elizabeth Randolph, Jacob Ware, Thomas Statham, Mary 
Wheaten, Wright and Bateman, Reeves and Holmes, David Platts, Rob- 
ert Rango, Francis Simkins, John Jones. 

1750, April 24. Hudson, John, of Evesham, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Nephew, Hudson Middleton, all my propriety right to 
land on Rancocus, or Northampton River, adjoining that which I sold 
Joseph Smith of Upper Freehold. Nathan Middleton, son of s'd 
Hudson, 23 plate buttons. Friend, Benjamin Crispin, all timber I 
bought of Macajah Wills. Friend, John Lippincott, all other timber 
bought of him. Children of sister, Mary Middleton, remainder of 
estate real and personal. Executors — Thomas Middleton and brother- 
in-law, Hudson Middleton. Witnesses — John Campion, Dennis Mulloy, 
Isaac Wilcockson. Proved May 25, 1751. Lib. 7, p. 79. 

1737, Dec. 28. Hudson, Richard, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'r, 
Edward Lummas. Bondsman — Abial Carll, yeoman. All of said 
County. Witness — William Test. Lib. 4, p. 138. 

1737-8. Jan. 9. Inventory (£39.17.4) includes hat and wig (£12), 
silver tankard, Jonathan Ogden's and Jno. Jay's note, John Pratten's 
bond, cash from Isaac Mill. Appraisers — Abraham Reves, Elias Cot- 
ting. 

1750, Sept. G. Hues, John, of Gloucester County, husbandman; will 
of. Wife, Dorkus, executrix, Eldest son, Jervis (not 21), son Jacob, 
and daughter Hannah. William Wood guardian of above children, 
and also executor. Witnesses — James Wood, John Sanders. Affirmed 
3 January, 1750. Gloucester Wills, 473 H. 

1750, 7 mo. (Sept.). 20 da. Inventory, £172.11.4% ; made by Wm. Wil- 
kins, James Wood. 

1750, August 24. Huff, Anthony, of Hunterdon Co.; will of. Wife, 
Anne. Children — John, Benjamin, Anthony and Anne. An unborn 
child. A colt to James Merrill for service done. Executors — wife and 



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John Parke. Witnesses — John Corbet and Philip Chapman. Proved 

Sept. 29, 1750. Lib - 6 ' P- 408 - 

1750, Sept. 15. Inventory (£86.17.9) includes gun and sword and bee 
hives. Made by John Nayler and John Corbett. 

1747, Oct. 22. Huff (Hoff), Derrick, of Kingston, late of the City of 
New Brunswick, Middlesex County, blacksmith; will of. Estate to 
wife for maintenance of two children (daughters, but not named). 
Executors — wife, Ann, and friend Jedediah Higgins. Witnesses — Ja. 
Leonard, Thomas Atchley and Jno. Dalley. Proved March 29, 1748. 
Ann Huff the widow renounced as executrix in favor of Jedidiah 
Higgins in presence of Robert Rolfe. (Hunterdon Co.), Lib. 5, p. 448. 

1750-1, Feb. 21. Inventory (£119.1.11% ) includes money due from 
Benjamin Mapel. Thomas V. Dyke, Jon. Lake, Jr., Samuel Nelson, Nich- 
olas Juell (or Ivell), Daniel South, William Covenovan, Daniel Accore, 
Jon. Lake, Peter Huff, Jon. Brunson, Jon. Smith, Benjamin Emons, Jos. 
Higgins, William Jonson, William Walker, William Watelbie, Jon. Ron- 
alds, Jacomiate Denton, Thomas Duer, Obadiah Holms, Jon. Hull, Benja- 
min V. Home, Thomas Ronalds, Andrew Jonston, Thomas Sodon, William 
Larrison's estate, Barfott Brunson's estate, Francis Holanshead, Josiah 
Prickett, Aaron V. Pelt, Jon. V. Pelt, Jon Huff, Jr., Jon. Sodon, Nathaniel 
Osborn, William Swaim. Made by Ja. Leonard, Samuel Neilson and 
Benjamin Maple ; also mortgage paid to Mr. Kimbal. Signed by Jedidiah 
Higgins, one of the executors. 

1755, Oct. 11. Account of Jedidiah Higgins, acting executor, mentions 
Francis Bowes, Samuel Johnson, David Davis, Andrew Reed, Fregift 
Stout, Frederick Vanlue, Peter Johnson, Matthias Vandike, Jno. Dag- 
worthy, Thomas Ashly, John Berrian. 

1736, Sept. 13. Hugg, Gabriel, of Township and County of Glou- 
cester, bricklayer; will of. Wife, Patience, personal estate to bring 
up the children and to occupy the farm. An expected child; if a boy, 
all lands shall be his and he shall pay his sisters £30 when they are 
18; if a girl the lands shall descend to my daughter Hannah, under 
same condition. Executors — wife and John Hinchman. Witnesses — 
Wm Harrison, Henry Sparks, John Collins. Proved 9 Nov., 1736. 

Lib. 4, p. 74. 

1736, Nov. 16. Inventory. £93.6.2 ; made by Tobias Holloway, Jacob 
Alberson. 

1722, 2 mo. (Apr.), 7 da. Hogg, John, of Gloucester Township and 
County, Esq.; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, sole executrix. Sons — Joseph, 
Gabriel', John, Elias and Jacob. Daughters— Priscilla Ayres and 
Hannah Hugg. Land which Patrick Flamingham lived on, purchased 
of William White, to be sold. Home tract of 340 acres (with an 
island bought of John Ladd) bounded N. by my brother Elias' line from 
Randervour Branch at the Main Creek; 60 acres in Gloucester town 
bought of Edward Smouth; 500 acres purchased of Joseph Pigeon, 
with the neck of land that Joseph Edwards lives on, fronting Timber 
Creek; land adjoining John Richards, below Great Mantos Creek, 
together with reversions of Proprietary Rights. Witnesses— Wil- 
liam Eddenfleld, William Grow, Thomas Sharp. Affirmed 23 March, 
1730. 

1731, April 17. Whereas Elizabeth, wife of John Hugg, the above- 
named testator, died before him, special letters of administration granted 



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to liis sun Qabriel. Bondsman — Wm. Harrison. Witnesses — Jno. Hinch- 
iii. in, Saml. Bustil. Lib. 3, p. 158. 

1780-1, March 19. Renunciation by Marcy, widow of John Hugg, of 
right to administer. 

1731. March 24. Inventory (£339.18.0) includes clock (£15), old negro 
(£9). timber upon Joseph Langley's land and Henry Spark's land. Ap- 
praisers — Jno. Hinchman, Isa. Jennings. 

1731, , — . HnKK. Joseph, of Gloucester Town and County. 

Int. Adm'x, Ann Wheeldon of the same place. (Letters of Adm. 
missing). Lib. 3, 158. 

1731, , — . Account (£363.5.6) shows payments to John Marshall, 

Joseph Richards, Edward Roberts, John Roberts, Easkey Marshall, Sam- 
uel Parr, Samuel Bustill, Samuel Coles, Benjamin Vineing, Thomas Gur- 
nall, Henry Spark, James Hinchman, Samuell Harrison, Swan Warner, 
Peter Banton, Bartholemew Cordery, George Willcox, Thomas Todd, Mary 
Gordon. Edward Williams, Steven Armitt, John Trapnell, William Cole- 
man. John Jones, Henry Combs, Alexander Stewart, Steven Armitt, Her- 
mainus Helme. John E. Staugh, Henry Pratt, Thomas Sebors. George 
King, Sarah Dingdale, Francis Jones, Mr. Allen, Mr. Turner, Richard 
Robinson, Thomas Glintworth, Anthony Morris, James Parroch, Margaret 
Sharp, Edward R. Price, Joseph Lynn, Phebe Hinchman, Elias Hugg. 

1731, June 11. Huse, William (above 14 years of age), eldest son 
and heir at law of Joseph Hugg, late of Gloucester, inn holder, with 
consent of his mother, Anne Wolden, made choice of Christopher 
Taylor, inn holder, and Samuel Harrison, Esq., as his guardians. 

Lib. 3, p. 142. 

1747, Sept. 4. Hughes, < oust. -nit ine, of Cape May Co.; will of. Ex- 
ecutors and sole legatees, my brothers Jacob Hughes and Ellis 
Hughes. They to convey all real estate in houses or lands in New 
Jersey or elsewhere, with my personal estate (except two negroes; 
brother Jacob to have Jack and brother Ellis to have London). The 
money arising from same to be equally divided between them. Ap- 
parel of deceased wife I give to Precila Holliday. Witnesses — Benja- 
min Kiersted, Jno. Alsop, W. Blake. Proved 19 Oct., 1747, before 
Goldsbrow Banyar, Deputy Secretary of the Province of New York. 
Witnesses — Benjamin Kiersted and Wm. Blake, both of the City of 
New York. 

1747, Nov. 28. Letters granted to Jacob Hughes and Ellis Hughes, as 
executors. Lib. 5, p. 377. 

1746. May 13. Hughes, Elizabeth, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r, 
Elija Hughes. Fellow bondsman — Elisha Hand, both of Cape May 
Countv. Witnesses — James Whilldin, Cornelius Schillinks. 

Lib. 5, p. 248. 

1746, May 27. Inventory, £13.17.3 ; made by Elisha Hand, James 
Whilldin. 

1741-2, Feb. 4. Hughes, Humphrey, Junior, of Cape May Co. Int. 
Adm'x, Bethia Hughes. Fellow bondsman — Elisha Hand, both of 
Cape May. Witnesses — George Hand, Nathaniel Hand. 

Cape May Wills, 106 E. 

1741-2, Feb. 4. Inventory (£92.10.1) includes cattle, sheep, and leather. 
Appraisers — George Hand, Nathaniel Hand. 

1745, Sept. 28. Account of Ezekiel Mulford of the County of Cape May, 



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who intermarried with Bethia Hughes, late deceased, widow and admin- 
istratrix of Humphrey Hughes, Junior. Moneys paid Joseph Whilldin, 
Eliza. Eldridge, Abigail Stites, George Hand, William Hamilton, John 
Flower, Samuel Emlen, Henry Young, Elisha Hand, Richard Crawford, 
Joseph Whilldin, Elijah Hughes, Benjamin Crawford, etc. 

1744-5, Feb. 13. Hushes, Humphrey, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth, an annuity. Son, Elijah, 3 tracts of land in 
aforesaid County, between lands of Ebenezear Swain and Cornelius 
Schilinks, joining land of Zebulon Swain at the N. W. part, and one- 
third of my right in the five-mile Beach. Son, Uriah, 3 tracts of land 
at Nummes near George Stites and Jonathan Forman, also one-third 
of my right in the five-mile Beach. Grandson, Humphrey Hughes, all 
land upon Cape Island, the tract between Joseph Whillden and 
Robert Parsons, a tract at the Northernmost part of the land of 
Zebulon Swaine, and one-third of my right in the five-mile Beach, 
upon condition that he shall pay £20 to his brothers, John and Elisha 
Hughes, when they will be 21. In case of his failure to pay the £20, 
the lands shall be divided equally among my grandsons, Humphrey, 
John and Elisha Hughes. y 2 of the rents of these lands shall be used 
"to bring them up to learning;" the other half given to Humphrey. 
Daughters, Martha Fithian and Judith" Spicer. Executor — son, Elijah 
Hughes. Overseers — Jacob Spicer and Elisha Hand. Witnesses — 
George Hand, George Sharwood, Abiel Carll. Proved 4 Feb., 1745-6. 

Lib. 5, p. 240. 

1746, May 27. Inventory, £264.5.0; made by Elisha Hand, James 
Whilldin, 

1755, Oct. 14. Account. Moneys paid James Willden, Elisha Hand, 
Charles Dennis, Nathaniel Hand, Mary Schillinks, Joseph Willden. Phebe 
Foster, Benjamin Laughton, James Hedges, Henry Whitefield, Isaac 
Nuton, David Whillden, Levi Hand, Jacob Spicer, Mathias Fithian, Richd. 
Stillwell, John Kinsey, etc. 

1747, Jan. 7. Hughes, John, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'rs, William 
Willis, William Peterson. Bondsman — Edward Test, all of Salem 
County. Witnesses — Samuel Whithorne, Michl. Gibbon. 

Lib. 5, p. 424. 
1747, Dec. 11. Inventory, £59.2.6 ; made by Samuel Whitehorne, Thomas 
Haynes. 

1732, Dee. 7. Hughs, William, of Evesham, Burlington Co., hus- 
bandman. Int. Ann Hughs, widow, relinquishes her right of ad- 
ministration in favour of Daniel Wills, Merch't, of Northampton. 

1732, Dec. 9. Adm'r, Daniel Wills. John Doe and Richard Roe, of 
Burlington, yeoman, fellow bondsmen. Lib. 3, p. 226. 

1749, June 27. Huit, Mary, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co. Int. In- 
ventory of estate (£7.12.6) includes debt due from Samuel Smith. Made 
by John Ballard and Eliezer Morgan. 

1749. July 7. Adm'r, Stephen Biles, of Hopewell, yeoman. Joseph 
Moore, of Hopewell, surety. Hunterdon Wills, 256 J. 

1736, July 20. Hulet, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Joseph Hulet, son of cousins William and Lydia Hulet, the plantation 
where testator lived, meadow on Racoon Island and testator's Pro- 
priety Right. Brother, Robert Hulet, 100 acres at or near Whale 



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pond brook, and 4 acres meadow by "William West's plantation, which 
testator's father purchased of Daniel Leeds. Constant Hulet, 300 
acres at Assinpink, adjoining Doctor Johnston's land, and 7 acres 
meadow. Cousin George Hulet, residue of land and meadow at Assin- 
pink. Cousin John Hulet, upland and meadow at Mateet Conck. 
Cousin Constant Hulet, £20. Cousin George Allen, £20. Cousin Adam 
Brewer, £20. Zachariah Gant, £30. Hannah Gant, a bed, etc. Joseph, 
son of Ebenezer Allen, £10. Margaret Allen, daughter of Ebenezer, 
£10, a bed, etc. Lydia Allen, daughter of Ebenezer, £10. Thomas 
White's eldest daughter, Margaret, at Rumson, a bed, etc. William 
Jackson's eldest daughter, a bed, etc. Preserve Potter, £30. Brother 
Robert Hulet, long gun and great coat. Musket to George Hulet. 
Adam Brewer's two eldest daughters. Walter Herbert, £10. Negro 
Oliver to have liberty. Executors — cousin George Allen and Adam 
Brewer. Witnesses — Job Cook, Theophilus Longstreet and Robert 
Dodsworth. Proved Sept. 21, 1736. Lib. C, p. 120. 

1736, Sept. 18. Inventory, £707.7.4 1-4 ; made by George Williams, John 
Eatton and Benjamin Parker. 

1740, April 23. Hulet, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., yeoman. 
Int. Bond of Zibiah Hulet, the widow, as administratrix. Nathaniel 
Parker and Jacob Dennis, of same place, yeomen, fellow bondsmen. 
Witnesses — Anthony Woodward, Joseph Rose. Lib. C, p. 337. 

1744, May 5. Hulet, Joseph (over 14 years old). Letters of guar- 
dianship granted to George Allen and Jacob Dennis, both of Shrews- 
bury. Monmouth Wills, 1171-2 M. 

1731, June 7. Hull, Benjamin, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Sons — Benjamin, Trustram, Jacob, Reuben, Meshach, 
and Joseph. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife Sarah, Jo- 
seph FitzRandolph and John Skillman. Witnesses — Ben. Hull, Hugh 
Dunn, Abraham Drake, Jun'r, and Rachel Drake. Proved Jan. 4, 1733. 

Lib. B, p. 478. 

1744-5, March 9. Hull, Benjamin, Esq., of Piscataway, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Debts I owe to Cornelius Low, Jun'r, of Rariton Land- 
ing, merchant, and John Pound, Jun'r. Brother, Hopewell Hull, and 
his eldest surviving son, John. Cousin, Thomas Davis, plantation 
joining John Bh<ckCord; also land purchased of the Thickstons on 
Bound Brook over against Doctor Mercer's new mills. Cousin, Ben- 
jamin Doty, plantation formerly Samuel Blackford's joining Joseph 
Drake's land. Cousin, Benijah Doty. Cousin, Mary Davis, land for- 
merly Antony Blackford's. Plantation joining land which Daniel 
Drake and Samuel Mackfarson bought of Thomas Bowman. Negro 
slaves to be freed at death of wife. John King, who formerly lived 
with me. Elenor, wife of Charles Rowleson, of Perth Amboy. Cousin, 
Samuel Davis, at 21 years. Cousin, Daniel Blackford, Jun'r, of New 
Milford, Somerset Co. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, brother-in-law 
Benjamin Martin and kinsman Arunah Runyon. Witnesses — John 
Pound, Jun'r, Gideon Merlett, Benjamin Gross. Proved March 27, 
1745. Lib. D, p. 252. 

1745, March 26. Inventory, £216.14.3; made by Gideon Merlett, John 
Pound, Jun'r. 

1747-8, Jan. 1. Hull, Benjamin, of Pepack, Somerset Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Rhoda, one-third of estate. Daughter, Ann, to be 



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kept until 14. Sons — Joseph, Meshack, Reuben, Peter and Jacob (all 
under 14 years). Executors — Peter Martin, father-in-law, of "Pe- 
scatua" in Middlesex Co., and Jeremiah Dunn of same place. Wit- 
nesses Job Compton, William Sutton, Jonathan Whitaker. Proved 

16 Feb., 1747. Lib - E > P- 13 °- 

1747-S, Feb. 16. Hull, Jacob, of Pepack, Somerset Co. Int. Adm'xs, 
Catherine Hull, of Somerset Co., and Trustrum Hull, of Middlesex 
Co. Fellow bondsman — Hendrick Smith. Lib. E, p. 126. 

1747-8, Feb. 8. Inventory (£100.5.8) includes notes due from Moses 
Randal, Jeremiah Dunn, Nathanial Drake, of Morris Co., Benjamin Hull's 
estate. Made by John Clawson, Jacob Eoff. 

1736, April 19. Humphries, Richard, of New Hanover, Burlington 
Co., husbandman. Int. Adm'r, John Norris, of same, labourer. 

Lib. 5, p. 56. 

1748, June 16. Hnnloek, Sarah, of City of Burlington, widow; will 
of. Sister Hannah Buddell. Son, Bowman Hunlock, at 21, which will 
be in about 4 months, all estate, real and personal. Executors — son, 
Bowman, and Revell Elton, Esq. John Allen, Esq., and Isaac DeCow 
to be trustees. Witnesses — John Neale, William Horst, Hannah Bud- 
well. Proved July 7, 1748. 

1748, July 7. Revell Elton renounces executorship in favor of the son, 
Bowman. Lib - 5 - P- 468 - 

1748, July 9. Inventory, £294.9.1 ; made by Thomas Scattergood and 
John Bacon. Includes 52 ounces of plate (£30.11.11), eight day clock 
(£10), and negro boy and girl (£60). 

1746, Aag. 24. Hunlock, Thomas, of City of Burlington, gent.; 
will of. Wife, Sarah, profits of my ferry for two years till son, 
Bowman, is 21. Daughter, Mary, 4 silver spoons formerly belonging 
to her sister Peggy. Grandson, John Ronder. Rudolph Price, all the 
money he owes me. Negro servant. Real and personal estate. Exe- 
cutors — wife, with Isa: DeCow and John Allen to assist her. Wit- 
nesses — Isa: DeCow, Thos. Shaw, Row'd Ellis. Proved Oct. 3, 1746. 

Lib. 5, p. 290. 

1746, Nov. 22. Inventory, £372.16.1 V 2 ; made by Jos. Hollinshead and 
Row'd Ellis. Includes, of books, Poulton's Statutes, Burnet's History, 
Dalton's Justice, Sacred Divinity, Scrivener's Guide, History of the Tar- 
tars ; also three slaves, eight day clock and Dutch cabinet. 

1744, Dec. IO. Hunloke (Hunlocke), Capt. John, of the Borough of 
Elizabeth, Essex Co., mariner; will of. Daughters — Anne and Mary 
Hunlocke, both under age. Half brother, Joshua Hunlocke. Daugh- 
ters-in-law — Elizabeth (wife of William Smith) and Sarah Dag- 
worthy. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife, Sarah, Samuel 
Woodruff and John Blanchard, Esq. Witnesses — Josiah Winans, Sel- 
vester Cole, Leonard Miles. Proved Nov. 16, 1745. Lib. D, p. 350. 

1737, Jan. 11. Hunn, Adrian, of Middletown Township, Monmouth 
Co., merchant; will of. Wife, Phebe, sole legatee, "to bring her chil- 
dren up with," and an unborn child. Executors — wife, brother-in- 
law John Smith and Mr. James Henderson, both latter merchants in 
New York. Witnesses — Richard Franses, Robert Carhartt, John 
Kearny, Robert Dodsworth. Proved January 18, 1737. Lib. C, p. 188. 

1738, March 29. Inventory (£429.9.11) includes sadler and joyner warfe 



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(£45), 24 planes, 8 hand saws, 20 shoemaker's knives, 22 bullet moulds, 

2 dozen latches and staples, >A doz. jewsharps, 1 bit and pair stirrups, 

3 lb. shaving soap ; various ladies' dress goods, etc. ; books, includ- 
ing 20 Testaments, Psalter and small book; 4 do. Watson's poems; 3 do. 
Sure Guide to Heaven ; 8 small Common Prayers, Duty of a Justice of 
the Peace and other articles kept in a country store. Made by Gideon 
Crawford, Jno. Smith and James Rockead. 

1741, Sept. 12. Hunt, Edward, "son of Ralph Hunt of Maidenhead," 
Hunterdon Co., deceased; will of. Brother, John Hunt, 150 acres in 
Hopewell, in possession of Thomas Shaw and John Duglis, tenants. 
Brother, Ralph Hunt, to take said land until brother John is aged 
twenty. Residue of estate to rest of testator's brothers and sisters. 
Executor — father-in-law, Phillip Phillips. Witnesses — Samuel Hunt, 
Abner Phillips, Alexr. Biles. Proved Jan. 16, 1741-2. Lib. 4, p. 319. 

1741-2. Jan. 6. Inventory, £27.16.6 ; made by Theo. Phillips and Samuel 
Hunt. 

1740-1, Feb. 11. Hunt, John, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Eldest son, Wilson, a negro slave "Peet," and an account due testator 
from Mr. Daniel Coxe. Second son, Jonathan, plantation. Wife, Mar- 
garet, negro wench Dinah. Two daughters, Johannah and Charity. 
Sons, John and Noah, plantation where Richard Hudnut lived. Sons, 
Gershom, Daniel and Enoch, plantation where testator lived, ad- 
joining George Smith. Executors — wife, and sons Willson and Jona- 
than. Witnesses — William Cornell, Gershom Moore and Reuben Armi- 
tage. Proved Oct. 1, 1748. Lib. 6, p. 82. 

1748, Oct. 1. Inventory (£434.5.4) includes Bible; 28 cheeses (£2.6.8), 
negro wench, Dinah (£60), two guns, 12 hives of bees, negro man Peet, 
(£30). Made by Andrew Smith, Esquire, and Vinson Runyan. 

1732, Nov. 5. Hunt, Captain Ralph, of Maidenhead, Hunterdon Co., 
gentleman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Eldest son, Edward, 150 acres 
of land at Hopewell, a gun, etc. Second son, Ralph, a minor, part of 
plantation above the King's road leading from Trenton to Brunswick, 
5 acres of meadow between Samuel Hunt's widow and Powel Huff's, 

4 acres of meadow at lower end of lot in great meadow; Ralph to pay 
legacies to testator's eldest daughter, Jemima Hunt, daughter Kezia, 
and son John. Third son, Samuel, part of plantation below the King's 
Road leading from Trenton to Brunswick; Samuel to pay legacies to 
testator's daughter, Elizabeth Hunt, when Samuel is aged 25 years, 
and to fourth son, John, when John is aged 30 years. Executors — 
wife Elizabeth, Major Alexander Lockhart, of Hopewell, Esquire, and 
Theo. Phillips, Esquire. Witnesses — John Anderson, Abraham An- 
derson, Jr., and James McKinley. Proved Feb. 9, 1732-3. 

Lib. 3, p. 279. 
1732-3, Jan. 20. Theophilus Phillips, of Maidenhead, renounces as 
executor. Witnesses — Joshua Anderson and Jas. McKinly. 

1733, June 25. Inventory ( £326.04.7 y 2 ) includes a servant, Laurence 
Lareu. Made by Charles Cook and Nathaniel Moore. Elizabeth Philips, 
late Elizabeth Hunt, the executrix, testifies to inventory, Oct. 24, 1734. 

1741, August 15. Hunt, Ralph, of Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.; will of. 
Wife provided for, not named. Eldest son, Azariah, plantation, when 
of age, paying his brother, Nathan, £50. Youngest son, Nathan, plan- 
tation bought of testator's brother, John Hunt. Wife's sister, Charity 



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Furman. Two daughters, Charity and Mary. Executors — wife and 
Reuben Armitage. Witnesses — Jno. Guild, Ephraim Titus, Benjamin 
Drake. Proved Dec. 9, 1741. Lib. 4, p. 320. 

1741, Oct. 29. Inventory, £212.10.0 ; made by Nathaniel Moore and 
Benjamin Drake. 

1727, April 10. Hunt, William, of Manington Precinct, Salem Co., 
husbandman; will of. Son, John, home farm of 300 acres, "he to pay 
£150 between his mother and the rest of my children as they come to 
their respective ages," sons at 21, daughters at 18. If John dies dur- 
ing minority, son William shall have aforesaid plantation. In case 
of his death it shall belong to my youngest son, Thomas. Wife, 
Sarah, one-third of the personal; rest to my six children, viz., Ann, 
Sarah, John, Elizabeth, William and Thomas. Executors to sell 240 
acres of upland joining my new dwelling plantation and that of John 
Vance, and 60 acres of marsh on the N. side of Vickery's Creek join- 
ing Haynes' marsh in Manington. Legacies to friends, John Smith 
and John Goodin, whom I appoint executors. Witnesses — Wm. Smith, 
Joseph Crass, Junior, Alexr. Simpson. Proved 14 Feb., 1740. 

Lib. 4, p. 300. 

1740, Feb. 14. Renunciation. "Whereas John Goodwin (since de- 
ceased) and John Smith of the same place and county (now being 
absent) executors thereof, I, John Hunt, eldest son of William Hunt, 
renounce my right and pray that letters of administration may be granted 
to Clement Hall of Salem, Esq." Witness — Chas. O Neill. 

Clement Hall thereupon appointed administrator. Bondsmen — Wil- 
liam Frazier, Obadiah Loyd, all of Salem. Witnesses — John Powell, 
Danl. Mestayer. 

1740, Jany. 16. Inventory, £197.17.8 ; made by Clmt. Hall, John Smith. 

1733, June 4. Hunt, William, of Somerset Co. Int. Adm. on estate 
granted to William Plumstead. 

1733, June 12. Inventory (£18.14.0) includes Bible. Made by Wil- 
liam Spader (Speeder), Burgon Bird, William Plumstead. 

Lib. B, p. 444. 

174S-9, Feb. 11. Hutching, Hugh, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., 
yeoman. Int. Elizabeth Hutchin, widow, renounces administration, 
and requests the same be granted to John Hutchins. Bond of John 
Hutchins as administrator. Benjamin Shreeve and Francis Gibs, all 
of Mansfield, fellow bondsmen. Lib. 6, p. 331; Lib. 7, p. 97. 

1748-9, Feb. 13. Inventory, £120.14 ; made by Robert Rockhill and Ben- 
jamin Shreeve. 

1733, Aug. 22. Hutchinson, Duncan, Doctor of Phisick, of New 
Brunswick, Middlesex Co. Int. Administration on the estate granted 
to Elizabeth Hutchinson, the widow. (No inventory found). 

Lib. B, p. 455. 

1744-5, March 10. Account. (£153.08.2), showing payments to Capt. 
Abraham Sanford, Mr. Philip French, Doctor Nicolls, Cornales Santford, 
Davas Smith, John Machet, Mr. Barnes, James Watson, Mrs. Longavalt, 
Benjamin Price, Gilbort Ash ; payments from Mr. Peter Bodine, John 
Bodine, George Hutchinson, Adam Hay, John Byse, Mr. Farguliar, Fran- 
cis Dildine, Richard Stillwill, William Martin, William Storey, Frances 
Drake, William Covenhoven, Cornelius Van Horn, Capt. Lennard, Robart 
Commin, Paul Labateaux, Jereoms Rapalia, Cristian Oandroner, Hendrick 



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Smock, lOlisha Whitehead, Mr. Benjamin Price, "who has the Doctor's 
books in his care." Dated New York, 10 March, 1744-5. 

1747. Oct. 19. Illff. Kdmond, of Gloucester Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'r, 
Joseph Scattergood. Bondsman — John Bacon. Both of the city of 
Burlington, gent. Witnesses — James Quest, Luke Tuekniss. 

Lib. 5, p. 435. 

1742. July 22. Inilny. John, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
carpenter. Int. Inventory, £29.11.0; made by Lucas Dwidt and Robert 
Steward. 

1742, Sept. 18. Adm'r, Samuel Rogers, of Allentown, merchant, prin- 
cipal creditor. Lib. 4, p. 377. 

1749, May 29. Imlay, Peter, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. Children — William, Joseph, John, Lydia, Margaret and Eliza- 
beth. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife, Lydia, brother 
Robert Imlay, and sons William and Joseph. Witnesses — Agnes 
Thompson, Tho. Potts, Jun'r, Geo. Bliss. Proved Aug. 8, 1749. 

Lib. 6, p. 320. 

I1749J, , — . Imlay, I'eter, eldest son of William Imlay, of 

Monmouth County, deceased, yeoman; over 14 years of age, asks that 
his friend, Tobias Polemus, of Monmouth County, yeoman, be ap- 
pointed his guardian. 

1749, April 8. Bond of Tobias Polemus as guardian of Peter Imlay. 
Lefferd Lefferson, of same place, yeoman, fellow bondsman. States that 
father, William Imlay, left a will. Witnesses — Peter Imlay, Luke Tuek- 
niss. Lib. C, p. 373. 

[1750], , — . Petition of Peter Imlay, over 14 years of age, eldest 

son of William Imlay, yeoman, deceased, states that his father died intes- 
tate. Asks that his friend, Jacob Lawrence, be appointed his guardian. 

1750, Nov. 29. Bond of Jacob Lawrence, of Burlington Co., yeoman, 
as guardian of Peter Imlay. Tobias Polemus, of Monmouth County, fel- 
low bondsman. Luke Tuekniss, witness. 

1741, April 9. Imlay, William, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman. Int. Inventory of the estate (£437.6.2), includes great silver 
spoons, clasps and buckles, pair of old gold buttons; large Bible, 
two small Bibles and other books, gun, bond of Robert Imlay, negro 
man, woman and child (£80.00.02), 2 negro girls (£45). Made by Rich- 
ard Stevens, Robert Imlay and Cornelius Vanhorne. Lib. 4, p. 279. 

1741, April 10. Adm'rs, Rebecca Imlay, the widow, and Peter Imlay, 
of Mansfield, Burlington County, Esquire. Robert Imlay, of Upper Free- 
hold, yeoman, and Samuel Woodward, of Chesterfield, Burlington County, 
yeoman, fellow bondsmen. 

1746, Nov. 5. Account of Stephen Pangburn and Rebecca his wife, 
late Rebecca Imlay, administratrix, and Peter Imlay, administrator. Cash 
paid to John Tantum, Ezekiel Furman, Samuel Woodward, Robert Imlay, 
William Watson, Safety Borden, Peter Imlay, Gab. Stelle, Robert Steward, 
Zebulon Cook, Stephen Jones, Abiel Davis, Elizabeth Brown, John Shaw, 
William Meghee, Thomas Everingham, Moses Robins, Junior, William 
Barker, William Tapscott, Joseph Borden, Joseph Forman, Elizabeth Mc- 
Main, Jeremiah Stillwell, James Haywood. 

1734, Sept. 14. Invito, Thomas, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., inn- 
keeper; will of. Son, James; other children mentioned but not named. 



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Real and personal estate. Executrix — wife, Mary. Witnesses — Jno. 
Webb, Richard Hewes, John Gifford. Proved April 22, 1735. 

Lib. C, p. 28. 

1732, April 1. Inskeep, Joseph, of Waterford, Gloucester Co.; will 
of. Mother, Mary Inskeep. Brothers — John, James and Abraham. 
Children of my brother, John Inskeep. Brother Abraham to pay 
sister, Mary Hewlings, the £50 my father ordered me to pay her in 
seven years after his death. Real and personal estate. Brother, 
William Hewlings, executor. Witnesses — Tho. Evans, Sam Eves, Sam. 
Lippincott. Proved April 26, 1732. Lib. 3, p. 190. 

1732, 24th day, 2nd mo. (April). Inventory, £121.19.6; made by Thom- 
as Evens and Sam. Lippincott. 

1750, Dec. 16. Insley, Elisha, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., ship- 
wright; will of. Children — Elisha, John and Gach, all under age. 
Executors — wife, Elizabeth, brother Jonathan Insley, and father-in- 
law Thomas Gach. Witnesses — John Pike, Will'm Stone, David Don- 
ham. Proved Feb. 26, 1750. Lib. E, p. 487. 

1740-1, Jan. 6. Ireland, Amos, of Egg Harbor, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Son, Amos, to have whole plantation and "beech and 
seader swamps." Daughters — Katherine and Sarah Ireland. Execu- 
tors — Able Schull. Witnesses — Isaac Addams, David Scull, Peter 
Counoum (Conover), Saml. Church. Proved 14 Jan., 1745. 

Lib. 5, p. 214. 

1745, Oct. 24. Inventory (£179.3.8) includes book accounts "hunting 
John Smith, Dr. £1.10.0," Robert Morss, Peter Risley, Isaac Cavenover 
(Covenhoven), Daniel Scull, Jacob Ireland. Appraisers — Nathan Lake, 
Daniel Scull. 

1749, Oct. 31. Account. Moneys paid Nathan Lake, Danl. Scull, James 
Johnson, Jacob Ireland, Recompence Scull, William Hope, Mary Addams, 
Esther Risley, Mercy Adams, Stephen Morris, John Griffith, William Gris- 
combe, Benjamin Harker, Daniel Ireland, Peter Covenhoven, Thomas 
Varnum, William Cooper, Joseph Dale, Edmond Cordeary, Isaac Addams, 
Isaiah Scull, Elizabeth Lee, Josiah Covenhoven, Samuel Church, Chris- 
topher Lucas, John Griffith. 

1732, June 23. Ireland, James, of Great Egg Harbour, Gloucester 
Co. Adm'r, Joseph Ireland. Japhet Leeds fellow bondsman. Both 
of same place. 

1732, June 19. Inventory, £35.15.0; made by Japhet Leeds and Japhet 
Leeds, Jr. 

1732, May 24. Petition of "Daniel and Amos Ireland that their brother, 
Joseph, be given power to administer the "very small estate" of their 
brother, James. Burlington Wills, 2301-6 C. 

1747, Jan. 4. Irish, Nathaniel, "now dwelling in the Township 
of Bethlem, Hunterdon County;" will of. To be buried near his broth- 
er, George Cruikshank, at Sauchon. Sister, Elizabeth Lee, of the 
Island of Montserrat, and her three daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth and 
Jane. Nephew, William Irish; niece, Sarah Irish. To testator's 
natural daughter, born of Ann Santee, named Ann, a plantation on 
which she lived called Private Neck, on the West Branch of Delaware 
River; also part of a plantation, part of a survey at mouth of Sauchon 
Creek, reserved when testator sold plantation to George Cruikshank. 
To said daughter a negro woman named Martilla, and her daughter, 



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a negro girl Betty. Natural son, Johnny, living with testator. Execu- 
tor — William Allen, Esquire, of Philadelphia. Date at end of will, 
February 29, 1747. Witnesses — George Mitchell, Jno. Chapman, Rob- 
ert Ballantine. Proved April 18, 1748. Lib. 5, p. 440. 
1748. Dec. 23. Inventory (£1247.14.0) includes l-4th of tract of land 
held by lease in company with Messrs. Allen & Turner, for the term of 
fourteen years, and part of a furnace and forge thereon erected. One 
fourth of furnace, valued at £375 ; charcoal, fourth part, £55 ; grist mill, 
£25; sawmill, £7.10; teams and carriages, £32.10; goods in store £12.10; 
negroes, £150; smiths' tools, £3; pig iron, £400. Estimate of estate and 
stock of Messrs. Allin and Turner, furnace, forge, buildings, etc., being in 
Bethlehem Township; Furnace, £1500; charcoal in stock, £220; grist 
mill. £100; sawmill, £30; two horse teams and carriages, £130; goods in 
store. £50; eighteen negroes, £600; smiths' tools, £12; pig iron on the 
bank, £1600; forge with stock of coals, £600. Made by Samuel Johnson 
and Jona. Robeson. 

1744, July 19. Isaacs, Abraham, of New York, merchant. Int. The 
widow, Hannah Isaacs, declines administration, and recommends 
Jacob Isaacs, the eldest son. Witnesses — Frances Polock and Samuel 
Cox. 

1744, July 27. Bond of Jacob Isaac, of New York, merchant, as ad- 
ministrator. ("Sworn on the Books of Moses, being a Jew' ). Pontius 
Stelle, fellow bondsman. Middlesex Wills, Lib. D, p. 168. 

1739, Nov. 5. Jackson, James, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Bond of Mary, the widow, and Hartshorne FitzRandolph, 
as administrators on the estate. Richard FitzRandolph, fellow bonds- 
man. Lib. E, p. 461. 

1750, 9th mo. (Nov.), 7th d. Inventory of personal estate, £80.4 ; made 
by Sam Moores and Abram Tappan. Memorandum of bonds, bills and 
book debts due from Samuel Allen, Obediah Ayres, Patrick Arvine, Ben- 
jamin Alston, William Alexander, Daniel Arvine, Thomas Alston, Joseph 
Ayres, David Alston, Spencer Alston, Peater Alston, William Bloodgood, 
Moses Bishop, Nathaniel Blumfield, Sam'll Burd, Ezekiel Blumfleld, Mathew 
Bunn, Henery Berry, Andrew Brown, John Berpo, Samuel Barrons, Mica- 
jah Bunn, Thomas Brown. Benjamin Blumfield. Richard Bishop, Richard 
Blumfleld. Frances Bunn, Andrew Blumfield, Jediah Brooks, Miles Bunn, 
John Brooks, David Berpo, Samuel Blumfield, William Bishop, Robert 
Butler, Noah Bishop, Living Bairmore, Jorge Badgle, Joseph Burd, John 
Burns, Mordecoy Barton, Simon Bogar, Timothy Blumfield, Jeremiah 
Blumfield. Jeames Collens, Samuel Cole, Benja. Colens, Richard Carmen, 
Jeames Clarkson, Lourance Carter, Samuel Congar, Benjamin Connet, 
William Conly, Jonathan Connet, Rubin Clark. Jorge Childs, Samuel 
Coddington, Andrew Kearny, Gershom Conger, Richard Cutter, Robart 
Comes. Copathite Copalon, William Cutter, Joseph Cutter, Edward Croel, 
Samuel Croel, John Davis, Thomas Duglas, Jonathan Dunham, Elisha Dun- 
ham, Joseph Dunham, John Donland, Samuel Davison, John Donham, 
Abraham Drake, William Dannels, William Davis, Catheron Dunham, 
Matthew Davis, Jacob Deney, Jonathan Daniels, David Dunbar, David 
Dunham, Jeames Eddy, Benjamin Ensley, Goying Eddy, Samuel Alston, 
William Fraisley, Gilbert Foulter, John Flecher, Edward Fitchsomans, 
Vuseton Froast, Henery Freeman, John Force, Benony Freeman, Thomas 
Finch, W'illiam Ford, Samuel Force, Isac Freeman, John Freeman, Sam- 
uel Ford, W'illiam Gilman, Ebeneazer Gray, Hezekiah Goodfellow, John 
Gaddes, David Hay, Samuel Hale, Thomas Horner, Robart Hude, David 



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Herrod, William Hider, Jorge Herod, John Hobkins, Elnathan Halley, 
Rubin Hiard, William Hogins, Martha Holby, John Hoggins, Robart Hays, 
Poster Harason, Micael Homan, Thomas Higgens, Nathanell Hadden, 
Samuel Jaquish, Thomas Johnson, Thomas Inglish, John Johnson, Wil- 
liam Jackson, Jonathan Inslee, Benjamin Ensle, Efraim Jones. Joseph 
Insle, David Insle, John Jackson, Benjamin Jones, Eliflet Jones, Benjamin 
Kinsy, Spencer Kelley, Jeames Karney, John Cent, David Kelley, William 
Kent, David Kent, John Kelley, Nujant Kelley, John Kelley, Jun'r, Jona- 
than Kinsey, Jeames Kelley, John King, Samuel Lewis, John Lovit, Wil- 
liam Ladnor, Abel Levis, Ritchard Lambart, Jeames Martain, Samuel 
Moores, Samuel Martain, Robart Mitchel, John Morris (of Elesstown), 
Jeames Mores, Mical More, John Morris, Jun'r, Benjamin Morris, Samuel 
Moore, Jonathan Moores, John Moores, Joseph Martain, Daniel Moores, 
Ketrol Monday, William Maglocklin, Mathew Miller, Benjamin Moore, 
Justis Morris, John Noe, Robart Noble, Peater Nap, Jeames Nevil, John 
Pangborn, Jarot Oman, Joseph Olever, Job Pack, Jun'r, Job Pack, Four- 
man Pike, William Pike, Edward Parke, Samuel Pitt, Benjamin Perdon, 
Edward Potter, Josiah Parker, Rubin Potter, Jeames Price, Samuel Ran- 
dolph, Jun r, Robert Randolph, Jacob Randolph, Jun'r, Jeames Randolph, 
Jeames Robison, Samuel Rodes, William Robison, John Ramsdon, John. 
Rainno, Ritchard Rundals, Edward Ritche. William Ranals, Hugh Roos, 
Edward Randolph, John Reaves, Samuel Randolph, Jun'r, Antony Run- 
als, John Runals, Thomas Roos, John Roobard, Benjamin Skiner, Wil- 
liam Smith, Darby Sylaven, Robart Sharp, Mathew Sharp, Joseph 
Shotwell, Sen'r, John Stilwell, John Smith, Edward Stoutter, Nick- 
elos Shotwell, John Steavens, Thomas Skaw, John Speadwell, Joseph 
Smith, Jorge Stead, Tristram Sobe, Ichabod Smith, William Sutcleaf, Joseph 
Shotwell, William Stone, John Shotwell (tailor), David Stuart, William 
Taillor, Abraham Tapham, Solomon Thorp, Jeames Thomson, William 
Thornal, Jonathan Thorns, John Thorns, William Thorp, Odel Turnear, 
Samuel Terren, John Thorp, Benjamin Thornal. Elexsander Thomson, 
Samuel Thomson, Jacob Thorp, Benjamin. Thorp, Josiah Tarren, John 
Thackston, John Updike, Mathew Veal. John Van Camp, John Veal, 
Cornealous Van Cleaf, Samuel Walker, Ritchard Wright, Joseph Williams, 
Sylas Walker, John Wright, John Waller, Job Wright, Benjamin Wheaton„ 
Edward Wilkson, Joseph Wheaton, Simon Walker, Ritchard Walker, 
Jeames Wilkason, Edward Heresman, John Hereman, Mott Issleton, John 
Bishop, Jun'r, Samuel Brant, Steaven Insle, Abraham Pain, Zebulcn Pike, 
Nathaniel Bunn, Benjamin Pangborn, William Thomson, Zobulon Thorp, 
Job Conger, Jun'r, Thomas Horner, Jacob Deng, Nickelos Shotwell, Wil- 
liam Maglock, Sen'r, Jeames Clarkson, Samuel Davison, Jonathan Kinsey. 

1742, Nov. 8. Jackson, Robert, of Mansfield, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Brother, John, sole executor, and he, with sister Mary 
(wife of Daniel Sutton), all estate real and personal. Witnesses — 
Samuel Oldale, Jno. Raworth. Proved Dec. 1, 1742. Lib. 4, p. 335. 

1732, July 18. Jacocks, James, of Cape May Co., mariner; will of. 
Cousins — James Swaine (when 21, the plantation I live on at Cape 
May), Mary, Sarah, Daniel, Nezer, Ruth (one sheep running at Samuel 
Swaine's), Silas (my Bible); they all being the children of my sister,. 
Mary Swaine. My friend, Judah Swaine, (a gun); my brother, Jona- 
than Swaine, my right to a tract of land at Cape Fear, to dispose of 
to which son he thinks best, After Swaine, or Liffelet Swaine. Cousin, 
Jemima Beal, a cow and calf running at her father's at Cape Fear. 
Cousin, Jonathan Swaine, at Cape Fear, my old gun; and all the- 



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Battle to be divided among nifl brothers that are Left, he having his 
euual part. Exeeutor-my brother, Ebenezer Swaine. W.tnesses- 
Samuwell Swaine. Jarusha Swaine. Reuben Swaine. P^ved 18 

«t 17^2 Lilt). 6, p. ol*. 

" ^og auk 5 Inventory (£32.10.0) includes "a mare and all other living 
creature's and 'two guns (£8.01.0)." "whailing craft, tuls and all sundr.es 
of old iron (£2.03.02 3-4)." Appraisers— Nathaniel Foster, Samuwel 
Swaine. States : "This is an inventory of James Jacock's estate, deceased 
at Cape May on July the 21th, 1732." 

1749 April 19. Ja K ard. Thomas, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man- will of Wife, Ann, during widowhood the personal estate and 
use of the plantation for the maintenance of my children; my son 
Robert at 21 to hold the same, and he to pay £30 to his sister, Ann, 
when he has been in possession of the plantation two years. Five 
Teres of Cedar swamp upon a branch of one called Jericho in Glou- 
cester Co to be sold Executors-wife, Ann, and my brother James 
Jagard. Witnesses-Richard Heritage, George Flamingan Michael 
Fisher Proved 29 May, 1749. Llb - 6 ' £ Z84> 

K49 May 4. inventory. £134.6.11; made by Richard Heritage, George 

Flamingan. 

1746 May 13. Janeway. Jacob, of Somerset Co., merchant; will of. 
Whole estate in America or elsewhere to be disposed of by the execu- 
tors at discretion. Residue, after payment of debts, bequeathed to 
wife Sarah for her support and the education of the children, viz., 
William George and Sarah. Executors-wife, Sarah, and Bernardue 
Legrange Witnesses-Adrian Hoogland, John Hagewordt. Isaac 

*7^oT V lt "Re^ed'out of the Secretary's office the original will 
of Tacob Janeway." (Signed) "Barnardus Lagrange. 

17^0 Aug 23. Obligation of John Hagawoudt. Somerset Co admr.de 
bon non of Jacob Janeway. 'Sarah Janeway. executrix, now being de- 
ceased. Fellow bondsmen-Elias VanCourt and Adnun H QO g and 

1760 Feb 9. Inventory of "remaining estate' (£80.17.11) includes a 
Dutch Bible'. £3. an English Bible £0.10s., etc. Made by Elias V. Court. 
Florian Houglan. 

1747. Nov. 19. Januat, John, of Penns Neck. Salem Co.. yeoman; 
will of Sons-Paul (eldest). % of my land, marsh, swamp and 
meadow Joining Charles Buckley's line; Peter, % of the .like , 3 o.n ng 
Daniel Garrison's line; Hance (when of age in three years), V 4 of the 
Ske and my plantation whereon my sons Peter and Paul now .ve. 
Joseph (when of age, which will be »» Ave yeare) annual %^he 
like but he shall not clear over the King's Road. Daughters Ke 
becca Januat and Mary Elwell. Executors-son-in-law. Joseph El- 
wellVndTy da^ghter.^ebecca Jaquat. Witnesses-Solomon Almon 
(Allomon), Peter Boon, Samuel Whitehorne. Proved 5 O^lUl^ 

1747. Nov. 30. Inventory, £54.2.6; made by Samuel Whitehorne, Jacob 
Pedrick. 

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1748, Dec. 29. Inventory (£36.12) includes "his part of the old flatt & 
y 2 of the old boat," old sails, cord wood and staves. Appraisers — Samuel 
Whitehorne, Joseph Elwell. 

1751, Jan. 4. Jaques, Henry, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., mariner; 
will of. "Wife, Rebeccah. Children — Samuel, David, Ruth, Henry, 
Moses (all under age). Debts due from people in North Carolina. 
Plantations in Essex and Middlesex counties. Tract of land in Mary- 
land. Executors — wife, and brother-in-law Benjamin Rolph. Wit- 
nesses — Peleg Mumford, Rachel Martin, Joseph Shotwell. Proved 
Jan. 18, 1750-1. Lib. E, p. 474. 

1735, March 4. Jarnian (Germon), John, of Town and County of 
Salem, blacksmith; will of. Wife, Martha, sole executrix and to have 
whole estate. Witnesses — John Simms, Daniel Rumsey, Danl. Mes- 
tayer. Proved 22 Jan., 1738. Lib. 4, p. 179. 

1738 (1737 ?), March 18. Jeanes, Henry, of Salem Co.; will of. Son, 
Henry, my "now dwelling plantation." In case of his death without 
lawful issue, same to descend to my four daughters: Anna, Jean, 
Christianna and Margrat (none of age). Use of real and personal 
estate to go towards the "bringing up" of my children. If they die 
without heirs same to descend to my cousins, John and Mary Test. 
Executor — "my only two brothers," Joseph Test and Matthias Lamb- 
son. Witnesses — Thos. Jaullin, George Fish, Daniel Lambson. Proved 
1 March, 1737-8. Lib. 4, p. 147. 

1738, April 7. Inventory (£223.14.9) includes 2 cows at Hugh Nail's, 
1 cow at Allen Congleton's, 1 cow at William Smith's at Manington, negro 
wench (£18). Appraisers — Sinnick Sinnickson, Martin Skeer. 

1749, July 3. Jeeocks, Jonathan, "sometime since of Shrewsbury, 
late of Virginia." Bond of Joshua Bond, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth 
Co., yeoman, a creditor, as administrator of the estate. Thomas 
Jeeocks, of Shrewsbury, yeoman, and William Brinley, of same place, 
fellow bondsmen. Witness — Richard Morris, Junior. Lib. E, p. 309. 

1750, July 9. Jeeocks, Thomas, Junior, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Executors — wife, Mary, and James Irons. Father, Thom- 
as Jeeocks, to be maintained. Sister, Leah. Brother Jonathan's 
daughter, Tabitha. Sister, Grace Jeeocks. Witnesses — Peter Romaine, 
Philip Tippy, Arthur Rowland. Proved August 25, 1750. 

Lib. E, p. 533. 

1747, Oct. 16. Jeffery, William, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Mary, lands at Manasquan. etc. Eldest son, 
William, half of plantation testator lives on at Deal, with half of 
meadow belonging to it on Raccoon Island, and half of pine land 
bought of Benjamin Lewis. Son, Daniel, other half of plantation, 
etc., and to care for his insane sister, Phebe. Meadow at Poplar 
Swamp brook. After marriage or death of wife, lands at Manasquan 
to sons Thomas, John, Joseph and Jeremiah. Youngest son, David, 
under 14 years. Daughters — Grace, Jemima and Elizabeth. Execu- 
tors — friends, William Jackson and Job Cook. Witnesses — Benjamin 
Lewis, Daniel Woolley, (Quaker), Jacob Dennis. Proved May 19, 
1749. Lib. E, p. 310. 

1749, May 22. Inventory (£372.11.09) includes a gun and shot, 4 hives 
of bees, 49 sheep, 48 head of cattle, a tame "Dow." Made by Stoffel Long- 
street and Emanuel Woolley. 



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,788 M„t 24. Jenkins. Henry, of Springfield, Burllngfton Co., pl*S- 

„.;;; 5? -Margaret Jenkins requests that Samuel Wr, g ht be ap- 
nnlnted administrator on her husband's estate. 

P V I [ay 28 Bond of Samuel Wright, of New Hanover yeoman. 
jonn .-;'; and Richard Fenn. both of same, yeoman, ^w^ondsmen. 

1733. June 9. Inventory £34.0.4 ; made by John Ogborn and Michael 

At l k 734 Mav 28. Account of Samuel Wright, showing payments to Wil- 
liam Morreil. Elizabeth Shinn. Thomas Shreeve. Dr. Thomas Shaw, Nich- 
olas Powell, Sam'l Scattergood. 

1740 Oct. 24. Jennens (Jennings), .lames, of the Township of 

Deertld Cumberland Co., yeoman. Int. Administratrix-Rebecca 
jennens. widow. Fellow bondsman-Peter Bateman, same jplace^ Wit- 
nesses— Ephraim Seeley, Elias Cotting. LJ»- b ' p ' _ 
lilt, Oct. 24. inventory (£85.3.9) includes cattle, horses and sheep. 
Appraisers— Robert Hood, Peter Bateman. 

1748, Nov. 21. Jenney (Janney), Amoos, of New Jersey. Bond of 
w S5n Teardley, of Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, as administrator of the 
es ate Benjamin Biles, of Trenton, surety. Witnesses-Joshua Ho- 
well and Theo. Severns. Hunterdon Wills, Lib. 6, p. 78. 

1740 Oct. 7. Jennings. John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Mellon Jennings, the widow, renounces her right to **£™£ r *£ 
estate of her husband in favor of John Moore, of Woodbridge, yeo 
man principal creditor. Bond of John Moore. Andrew Robinson 
of Perth Amboy, blacksmith, fellow bondsman. Lib. C, p. iaa. 

1749 March 30. Jennings, Mary, of Elsinburrow, Salem Co widow; 
wil of Son-in-law. James Jennings. Daughter-in-law Margret 
lennings a cow at Clem Hall's. Granddaughter, Jean Dickey. Rest 
S divided equally between my grandchildren and Margrett 
Jennings 'whom I also will to Deborah Smart to be brought up 
according to her father's desire." Son, Robert Dickey, executor 
WUnesse^Nathan Smart, James Allen, Mary Sencher^ Proved^ 

A n^.Vmo. (Apr.), 6 da. Inventory (£72.8.11) includes 10 hd. 'of cattle, 
£22. Appraisers— Nathan Smart, Aaron Bradway. 

1748 «ept. 10. Jennings, Redmon, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x Mary 
Jennings Bo'ndsmen-lsrae! Lawrence, William Hudson. All of 
PiWove. Witnesses-Ann Gibbon, Michl. Gibbon Lib- «. P^ 

1748 Sept 10. Inventory (£67.12.8) of "Redmon Gemns, late of Piles 
Grove 'Sudes "7 cow kind," (£20.15). Appraisers-Thomas Graves, 
William Worton. 

1731. Dee. 0. Jerney (Jernie, Jernee), John, ■*. of Ma^squan 

Shrewsbury township, Monmouth Co yeoman; will of. ™£n™™ A 
beth Grandson, son of eldest son John, deceased. Sons, James ana 
Peter, ^d testator lived on, between lands of Thomas E„ 1S and 
Tnh . w a vens Executors— wife, son James, and Peter Traveme. 
W«»eSr-Th„ m E ar E l.,s„„, Ne.e ml ah Bow„ e , Tho,na. > Bills, Jam.. 

St nJs y Ma P ;°S d «' anl'U M. a y ou„. ae^ wench 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I73O-I75O 265 

(£25) ; an old negro wench (£00.10.0). Made by Peter Traverrie and 
Thomas Ellison. 

1749, Deo. 27. Jesop, John, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x, Mar- 
garet Jesop, widow. Bondsman — Robert Stephen, of Newton in said 
County, yeoman. Lib. 7, p. 42. 

1749, 10 mo. (Dec), 2 da. Inventory, £188.6.7; made by Isaac 
Stephens, Deptford Township, Gloucester Co. and Richard West. 

1752, Jan. 10. Account. Moneys paid John Whiteall, John Blackwood, 
James Wood, John Marshall, John Davis, Thomas Coombess, William 
Wood, Jonathan Fowler, Willm. Hudson, Timothy Matlock, Joseph Scatter- 
good, Elizabeth Craig, Robert Stephens. 

1732, Dec. 19. Jewell, George, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., gentle- 
man: will of. Sarah Jewell, daughter of Jane (widow of Nathaniel 
Ross), late of Elizabeth Town, deceased. Granddaughters — Sarah 
Wheaton, Elizabeth Heady (daughter of son George Jewell), Mary 
Wade and Sarah Mitchell. Grandson — Benjamin Spinning, land called 
Bakers landing, by the well of Nathaniel Bonnel, Jun'r, upon condi- 
tion that executors or administrators of Benjamin Spinning, late of 
Elizabeth Town, deceased, pay to my estate £7. Daughter — Mary 
Marsh, land purchased of Samuel Melyne. Grandsons — George and 
John, sons of son John Jewell, deceased. Son George to reserve fire- 
wood for Isaac Jewell, labourer. Executors — son George, son-in-law 
Nathaniel Mitchel, and Ebenezer Lyon. Witnesses — Thomas Ross, 
Job Brookfield, Thomas Chapman. Proved Aug. 31, 1734. 

Lib. B, p. 566. 

1735, April 29. Inventory, £4.12.03 ; made by Abs'm Ladner and Charles 
Townley. 

1744, Aug. 29. Jewell, George, Jun'r, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., yeoman; will of. "Being bound on a voyage to Island of St. 
Christopher's." Land joining the parsonage and land of David Smith. 
Sister — Mary Harbour, of S'nt Christopher's. Aunt Elizabeth Kersey, 
of same place. Aunt Elizabeth Mitchell and her daughter, my cousin, 
Mary Mitchell. Executors — friend Henery Garthwait, and cousin 
James Mitchell. Witnesses — Edward Griffing, Joseph Sayre, Thomas 
Chapman. Proved May 5, 1747. Lib. E, p. 42. 

1727, April 26. Job (Jobs), John, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of.. 
Wife, Sarah. Land to be sold. Eldest son, William Job. Wife to> 
have bringing up children testator had by her. All children by first 
wife to care of executor. Four daughters — Mary, Elizabeth, Martha 
and Carcha Job. Residue to three sons, William, John and James 
Job. Executor — brother, William Job. Witnesses — Daniel Hollins- 
head, William Hollinshead, Thomas Ring. Proved Oct. 17, 1733. 

Lib. 3, p. 378. 

, , — . Inventory (£354.2.6) includes one negro boy, "a core 

of sheep, and bees." Made by John Manners and John Garrison. 

1737, May 16. Account of William Jobs, executor, filed on this date by 
John Taylor, executor of said William Jobs. Mentions Joseph Stout and 
William Williams. 

1747, Jan. 3. Job, Samuel, (place not stated); will of. Son, Samuel. 
Other children mentioned but not named. Executors — wife, Rachel, 
John Anderson and John Morford. Witnesses — John Muirhead, James 
Keen, Gilbert Barton. Proved Jan. 29, 1747-8. 
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1747-8, Jan. 29. John Morford alone qualifies as executor, the others 
having declined. Middlesex Wills, Lib. E, p. 126. 

1748, Jan. 5. Account. Payment to Tomson Hoolman, Gilburt Barton, 
"William Ross, Francis Hoolman, John Williams, James Patterson, James 
Wilson (executor of John Applegate), Charles Cossin, Matthias Mount. 

1748-9, March — . Account. Debts due to Patrick Vance, Robart 
Holms, Humphrey Mount, Benjamin Applegate, John Kar, Thos. Harburd, 
John Coxe, attorney, John Hite. Money received from Peter Wilson, Paul 
Miles, John Dear, Andrew Gerding. 

1744, August 20. Jobs, Kachcl, of Freehold, Monmouth County, 
widow of George Jobs; will of. Son, Samuel Jobs, £100, with interest 
from February 22, 1725, being legacy left testatrix's son George by 
his father, George Jobs, and paid by said Samuel. Five daughters — 
Rachel Spence, Mary Fenton, Dorcas Walker. Deborah Tomson, and 
Elizabeth McCoy. Two sons — Samuel and George. Executor — son 
Samuel. Witnesses — George Jobs, Junior, John Jobs, Noah Gates. 
Proved March 3, 1747-8. Lib. E, p. 140. 

1747-8, March 3. Bond of John Morford, of Perth Amboy (executor of 
Samuel Job, who was left executor of Rachel Jobs' estate) as administra- 
tor on estate of Rachel Jobs. Samuel Jobs and George Job, Jun'r, fellow 
bondsmen. 

1737, May 10. Jobs, William, Jr., of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Bond of John Taylor, yeoman, of said county, as ad- 
ministrator. Thomas Houghton, of same place, yeoman, surety. John 
Taylor to be administrator during minority of Jas. Jobs, only brother 
of the deceased. 

, . Inventory (£57.16.0) includes a stallion. Made by 

Thomas Houghton. Hunterdon Wills, 117 J. 

1736, March 18. Jobs (Job), William, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., 
freeholder; will of. Nephew, William Job; residue to rest of testa- 
tor's brother's children, John, James, Christopher and Martha Job. 
As to Mary Reeder's part, if Joseph Reeder will give up deed of lands 
from testator to him, etc. The two youngest girls, Jerusie and Sarah 
Jobs, household goods, and they and the two youngest boys to live 
with their mother and husband, William Excien. Executors — friends 
John Taylor and Daniel Lake, and testator's nephew, William Job. 
"Witnesses — Thomas Houghton, Francis Gano, John Minor. Proved 
April 28, 1737. Lib. 4, p. 100. 

, , — . Inventory (£474.12.4) includes bonds of William 

Jobe, Jr., Joseph Reeder, John Jobe, William Hankins, Robert Comes and 
John Morris ; one negro woman. Made by Thomas Houghton. 

1743, March 30. Johnson, Anne, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 
single woman. Int. Adm'r, Joseph Bloomfield, principal creditor. 
Ezekiel Bloomfield, fellow bondsman. Lib. D, p. 124. 

1743, , — . Account. "To nursing deceased in my house," and 

to Anne Ower "for nursing in her own house." 

1744, May 4. Inventory, £27.15 ; made by David Donham, Jr., and 
Sam'll Jaquess. 

1736, Jan. 24. Johnson, Ebenezer, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; 
will of. Children — Ebenezer, Thomas, John, Sarah, Elizabeth and 
Abigail, all under age. Expected child. Real and personal estate. 



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Executors — wife, Sarah, and David Ogden, attorney. Witnesses — 
William Ross, John Magee, Jane Ross. Proved May 7, 1737. 

Lib. C, p. 173. 

1750, Feb. 2. Johnson, Brick, of Penns Neck, Salem Co. Int. Adm'x, 
Margaret Johnson. Bondsman — Peter Bilderback. Lib. 9, p. 92. 

1750-1, Jany. 31. Inventory (£140.9) includes horse, bridle, saddle, 
armour, "2 boats with all their Riging (£20)," wheat in stack. Appraisers 
— Jeremiah Baker, Andrew Sinnickson. 

1746-7, Feb. 17. Johnson, Henry, of the Borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co., labourer. Int. Inventory of personal estate, £40.11.03; 
made by Isaac Manning and John Pound, Jun'r, of Piscataway. Adm'r, 
Thomas Johnson of Somerset Co. Isaac Manning and John Pound, 
Jun'r, fellow bondsmen. Lib. D, p. 453. 

1732, March 10. Johnson, John, of Manington, Salem Co. Int. 
Admr's, William Johnson and Edward Johnson, gent. Bondsman — 
Benjamin Acton. All of said County. Witnesses — Benjamin Alford, 
John White.. Lib. 3, p. 291. 

1732, Sept. 17. Inventory (£36.5) includes carpenter's tools and whip- 
saw. Appraisers — John White, Daniel Haynes. 

1733, 1 — . Account (£51.14.10) includes monies paid to John 

Davis, Benjamin Acton, Thomas Mason, Peter Turner, Richd. Haynes, 
Warwick Randal, Joseph Test, Robert Hart, Ann Haynes, William Sid- 
dons. 

1734, April 24. Johnson, John, of Monmouth Co. Int. Admr'a, 
Barns Johnson and Nicholas Johnson. Lib. B, p. 586. 

1730, Aug. IS. Johnson, Margaret, of Salem, widow and executrix 
of Robert; will of, etc. (See N. J. Archives, Vol. 23, p. 263). 

1732, Sept. 1. Johnson, Nicholas, of Cohansey, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Mary, sole executrix, and to have the use of the planta- 
tion during widowhood, or until my sons Nicholas and Othniel will 
be 21. Said sons to have equally my lands and marsh together, pay- 
ing £50 to my son Nathaniel (youngest), whom I order to have a good 
trade. Legacies to my daughters — Sarah Haries, Hannah Peterson, 
Ann Smith, Temperance and Sarah. "The two last named to have 
their legacy each at 18, or marriage." Witnesses — Nathaniel Jenkins, 
Robert James, John Dowdney. Proved 27 Feb., 1732-3. Lib. 3, p. 270. 

1732-3, Jan. 25. Inventory (£313.3.4) includes cattle, sheep, horses, 
wheat, barley, flax, bonds due estate and some iron. Appraisers — Nathan- 
iel Jenkins, Abraham Reeves. 

1744, Nov. 28. Johnson, Nicholas, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. My brother, Garret Johnson, plantation I live on. 
Personal estate equally to my said brother, and to Margaret and 
Elizabeth Johnson. Executors — Sinnick Sinnickson, and my brother, 
Garret Johnson. Witnesses — "Only Sephins Stanly" (mark), Edward 
Gorman, Roger Sherron. Proved 6 Dec, 1744. Lib. 5, p. 82. 

1744, Dec. 6. Letters to Sinick Sinnickson, one of the executors, "Gar- 
ret Johnson the other executor at this present time very sick and likely 
to dye." 

1744, Dec. 4. Inventory (£58.3.11%) includes black cattle, 30 swine, 
14 sheep, corn and hay. Appraisers — James Barkley, Andrew Sinnickson. 

1744, Dec. 13. Additional inventory, £1.1.6 ; same appraisers. 



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174S. Nov. .">. Johnson, Panlt of precinct of Maurice River, Cum- 
berland (.'o. Int. Adm'x, Rebecca Johnson. Fellow bondsman — 
Joseph Lord. Both of same place. Witnesses — Matthias Johnson, 
Margaret Morphey. Lib. 6, p. 77. 

1 7 4 S. Oct. 12. Inventory (£99.08.6) includes a silver tankard, razors, 
26 head of cattle, 6 horses, 8 sheep. Appraisers — Joseph Lord, John Pet- 
terson. 

1733, Jan. 10. Johnson. Rhinn, of Salem Co., spinster. Int. Adm'r, 
Matthias Johnson. Bondsmen — Sinick Sinnickson, John Doe. All of 
Salem County. Witnesses — Clem. Hall, Dan. Mestayer. 

Lib. 3, p. 391. 

174S. Aur. :M>. Johnson, Rut, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Ann. Son, John, after her decease to have homestead planta- 
tion (excepting the grave yard). Son, Garrerd, plantation adjoining 
to or near Delaware River whereon he now lives. Daughters — Eve 
Huff, Winefred Huff, Anne Updike, Christian Smith, Elizabeth Covan- 
hovan and Mary Schenck. Legacies to Elizabeth Huff, daughter of 
John Huff. Grandsons — John (son of John Johnson), and Joseph, 
Cornelius and Rut (sons of Gerrard Johnson). The grave yard to be 
reserved forever as a burying-ground "for my offspring and to be in 
care of my son John and his heirs." Executors — sons John and 
Gerrerd Johnson. Witnesses — Francis Wallace, William Binge 
(Quaker), Joseph H. Hendrickson, Nathaniel Fitz Randolph. Proved 
24 April, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 234. 

1749. Apr. 3. Inventory (£6,719.17) includes cattle, horses, negroes 
(£398.17.6) and bonds (£6,016.7.3). Made by Edmd. Beakes, Captain 
John Price. 

1728, Nov. 21. Johnson, Samuel, of Cape May Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Charity, executrix and use of all lands until she remarries, or 
until son, Samuel, shall be 21. Land at Goshen, alias Mackrel Neck, in 
Cape May County, whereon I live, I devise unto son, Samuel Johnson. 
Daughters — Sarah, Hannah, Phebe, Charity and Susannah, to be paid 
as they arrive respectively at age of 18 years or at marriage. Wit- 
nesses — Daniel Walker, Benjamin Mareux, Henry Stites, Junior. 

1729, April 8. Codicil. Daughter Phebe being dead, her share to go to 
my other four daughters. Witnesses — Anr. Learning, Cornelius Schillinks, 
Junior. Proved 13 and 27 May, 1732. Lib. 3, p. 201. 

1732, Feb. 9. Inventory (£124.18.04) includes cattle, sheep and swine, 
etc. Appraisers — Benjamin Hand, Henry Stites, Junior. 

1732, June 5. Johnson, Samuel, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Int. 
Inventory of personal estate (£175.07.09), includes mention of Daniel 
Meeker, Obad, Lewis, Wm. Broadwell, Henry Garthwait, David Thom- 
as, Jacob Seebring, Jos. Williams, William Garthwaight, Jno. Megie, 
Jas. Potter, Thos. Feare. Made by Charles Hole and Samuel Potter. 

1732, June 6. Administration granted to Mary Johnson, the widow. 
Daniel Potter, fellow bondsman. Lib. B, p. 261. 

1734, Dec. 8. New bond of Mary Davis (now married to Nathaniel 
Davis), formerly Mary Johnson, the widow, as administratrix. Nathaniel 
Davis and William Broadwell, yeoman, fellow bondsmen. 

1735, Nov. 26. Johnson, Samuel, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. In- 
ventory of personal estate (£95.16.11); made by Thomas Longworth 
and Nathaniel Johnson. 



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1736, Oct. 13. Bond of Hannah Johnson, the widow, as administratrix 
on the estate, Nathaniel Johnson and Isaac Lyon, fellow bondsmen. 

Lib. C, p. 126. 

1750, June 8. Johnson, Samuel, son of Samuel Johnson of Essex 
Co., deceased, being 14 years of age and upwards. Petition that 
Thomas Canfield and John Roberts may be appointed his guardians. 

1750, Aug. 11. Bond of Thomas Canfield and John Roberts as 
guardians. Ephraim Canfield and Thomas Johnson, fellow bondsmen. 
Witness — David Ogden, Jun'r. Lib. E, p. 500. 

1732, March 7. Johnson, Thomas, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
gentleman; will of. Daughters — Debora Smith, Sarah Canfield, Han- 
nah Keen. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife , and 

son Ebenezer. Witnesses — Andrew Joline, Sarah Dagworthy, Daniel 
Makmekell. Proved May 23, 1732. Elizabeth Johnson qualifies as 
executor with her son. Lib. B, p. 262. 

1748-9, March 8. Johnson, William, of Cape May Co.; will of. Wife, 
Abigail, sole executrix and to have all lands and personal estate 
during life, after which same shall be given to my nephew, Amos 
Johnson. Witnesses — Timothy Hand, Ezekiel Hand, Elijah Hughes. 
Proved 16 May, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 73. 

1749, April 29. Inventory, £57.16.3 ; made by George Stites, Joshua 
Shaw. 

1743, Dec. 12. Johnston, Augustus, of Middlesex Co., being about 
14 years of age. Bond of Lewis Johnston, Esq., of Perth Amboy, his 
uncle, and Bathsheba Robinson, of Rhode Island, late Bathsheba 
Johnston, his mother, who are appointed his guardians until he 
arrives at 21 years. Lib. D, p. 107. 

1738, July 3. Johnston, David, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Wife, Mary. Children — David (eldest son, in Scotland), John, 
Hannah, Mary and James. Executors — son James, and James Grover 
of Middletown. Witnesses — Robert and William Imlay, James De- 
bowe and Robert Montgomerie. Proved October 12, 1738. 

Lib. C, p. 214. 

1738, Oct. 7. Inventory of the estate (£242.13.0) includes bonds of 
Isaac Stelle, Jacob Lane, William Imlay, Thomas Everingham, William 
Duglass, William Wilkin's bill. Made by James Cox, John Ashton, Robert 
Imlay and William Duglass. Additional inventory, (£1.8.0), made Dec. 23, 
1738, by Richard Fitz Randolph and Samuel Borrowe. 

1723, Nov. 14. Johnston, Enpham, daughter of John Johnston, of 
Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; will of. Sister, Margaret Smyth, and. 
her children, Eupham and James Smyth. Eupham, daughter of 
brother Andrew Johnston. Friend, Mary Forster. Mary, daughter of 
William Harrison, late of Amboy. Executors — father, John Johnston, 
and brothers John and Andrew Johnston, and sister Mary Johnston. 
Witnesses — Ad. Hude, J. Stevens, Isabella Graham. Proved Oct. 11, 
1732. Lib. B, p. 324. 

1731, Oct. 29. Johnston, John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Children — John, Andrew, Margaret Smyth, Jennet Parker, Mary 
and Lewis Johnston. Children of George Johnston. James Johnston, 
son of son James, deceased, farm on Hop River called Scots Chester 



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in Monmouth County. Farm at Matchaponix that was formerly Rob- 
ert Barclay's; 400 acres by patent dated June 20, 1688; farm on San- 
pink River at Crosswicks on which James Silver now lives, of 400 
acres; 2,180 acres in Bergen County; land which belonged to Michael 
Hawdon, lying by Major Brockhool's, to hold in partnership with 
George Willocks. Executors — wife, Eupham, sons Andrew and Lewis 
Johnston and sons-in-law John Parker and Lawrence Smyth. Wit- 
nesses — Evan Drummond, John White, J. Stevens. 

1732, Aug. 18. Codicil. To Mary Forster, daughter of Miles Forster, 
my friend, 500 or 600 acres on Passaick River between land of John 
Parker and Lawrence Smyth. To the widow and children of son John, 
1000 acres in Evans Pattent in Province of New York. To Johnston, son 
of William Harrison. 5.800 acres in Bergen County, at 21 years. Execu- 
tors — Rev. W. Skinner and James Alexander. Witnesses — Evan Drum- 
mond, Daniell Donalson Dunstar, Richard Fitzgerald. Proved Nov. 17, 
1732. Lib. B, p. 320. 

1731, August 16. Johnston, John, Junior, of Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Wife (not named) to have furniture, plate, little negro girl, Hannah, 
etc. Children — John, Mary, David, Jamison and Hannah, to be main- 
tained and educated until of age. Executors--wife, her father David 
Jamison, Esquire, brother Andrew Johnston and friends William 
Jamison, John Throckmorton and John Reid, gentlemen. Witnesses 
— William Crawford, John Tipple and Lawrence Smyth. Proved April 
13, 1733. Elizabeth and Andrew Johnston, as executors, qualified 
same day. Lib. B, p. 434. 

1730, August 8. Johnston, Mary, of Freehold, Monmouth Co.; will 
of. Son, John Johnston. Son, James Johnston, executor, and to have 
lands at Crosswicks, which were bequeathed to testatrix by her 
parents, Joseph and Hannah Grover, by wills dated December 7, 1688, 
and May 8, 1690, respectively. Above lands, purchased by testatrix's 
mother from James Johnston, October 16, 1690, on east side of 
testatrix's husband's land on Doctor's Creek. Witnesses — William 
Kinnan, James Poullown and Richard Douglass. March 15, 1732-3, 
David Johnston, husband of the above Mary, then deceased, declares 
he gave full liberty to make said will. Witnesses — William Kennan, 
James Poullon. Proved May 7, 1733. Lib. D, p. 292. 

1742, Dec. 8. Johnston, Mary, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Brother, 
Lewis Johnston, lands devised by sister Euphemia. Nephews — John 
Smyth, Johnston Harrison, John Johnston (son of brother John), 
Lewis Smyth and Lawrence Smyth, my share of my father's estate. 
Niece, Mary, daughter of John Tingle, deceased. Niece, Euphemia 
Smyth, and nephew. Andrew Smyth, at 21 years, or to surviving 
brothers and sister. Executors — brother Lewis Johnston and brother- 
in-law Lawrence Smyth. Witnesses — William Davis, Thomas Robin- 
son, Andrew Robinson, John Smyth. Proved May 15, 1744. 

Lib. D, p. 134. 

1733-4, Feb. 27. Johnston, William, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Elce. Children — James, Mary and Sarah. 
Executors — Benjamin and David Johnston. Witnesses — Joshua Ed- 
wards, Mary and George Wooley. Proved May 20, 1733. 

Lib. B, p. 431. 

1741, June 18. Joline, Andrew, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
gentleman; will of. Son, John, debts due me from Matthias Baulding, 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I73O-I75O 2,J\ 

taylor, of £20, and John Brookfield, £10. Daughter — Mary (wife of 
John Blanchard), and their children, Andrew, John, Ann and Mary 
Blanchard, all under age. Real and personal estate, including a 
number of negroes. Executors — wife, Mary, and son John. Wit- 
nesses — Ephraim Sale, George Nicolls, Thos. Jackman. Proved Feb. 
13, 1741. Lib. C, p. 485. 

1747-8, March 24. Jones, Andrew, of Precinct of Fairfield, Cumber- 
land Co. Int. Adm'r, Joseph Jones. Fellow bondsmen — Thomas 
Whiteker and John Whiteker, of place and county aforesaid. 

1747-8, March 22. Inventory (£31.18.2) incmludes loom and tackling. 
Appraisers — John Whitecar, Thomas Whitecar. Cumberland Wills, 1 F. 

1733, May 13. Jones, Ann, of Township of Waterford, Gloucester 
Co., widow; will of. Sons, John and Henry, 5 shillings each. Per- 
sonal estate to be sold and the monies divided equally among my 
daughters — Mary Jones, Ann Shute, Rebecca Holms, Elizabeth Rud- 
derow, Edith and Sarah Jones (youngest). Executors — son-in-law, 
John Rudderow, and Thomas Stoaks. Witnesses — Cicely Ashead, Ben- 
jamin Collins, Amos Ashead, Moses Ashead. Sworn and affirmed 29 
July, 1740. Lib. 4, p. 249. 

1740, July 28. Inventory, £54.6.0 ; made by Moses Ashead. 

1748, April 17. Jones, Benjamin, of New Hanover, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Daughters — Sarah and Mary, each £50 at 18. Brothers — 
Spencer and Richard Jones, each 5 shillings. Son, Benjamin, land 
lately bought of Hezekiah Wilson. Executors — wife, Jane, and kins- 
man Jonathan Fox. Witnesses — Patrick Field, John Jones, Wm. 
Cooke. Proved May 10, 1748, by Jonathan Fox, surviving executor. 

Lib. 5, p. 487. 

1748, May 7. Inventory, £265 ; made by Samuel Wright and Thos. 
Earl. Includes a servant man £6.1. 

1760, April 4. Account of Jonathan Fox, executor, having paid execu- 
tors of Dan'l Smith, also Thomas Newbold, Caleb Shreeves, George Ken- 
dall, Henry Jones, mason, John Buffin. John Marshall, Benj'n Oney, Josiah 
White, Samuel Wright, William Murrell, William Jones, James Shreeve, 
Isaac Ivins, William Cooke, Jno. Crusher, Barzillai Newbold. 

1750, Aug. 3. Jones, Benjamin and Mary, over 14 years of age, son 
and dau. of Benjamin Jones, dec'd. Bond of guardianship by Joseph 
Arney, of New Hanover, yeoman. Jonathan Thomas, of City of Bur- 
lington, innholder, and Thomas Woodward of Monmouth Co., fellow 
bondsman. Burlington Wills, 4691-7 C. 



, , — . Jones, Daniel, (will not found, or record of same). 

1750, 1st mo. (Mar.), 31 da. Renunciation of William Cheeseman of 
executorship of above will. 

1749-50, Feb. 26. Inventory (£144.2.0;) made by Joshua Stokes, Wil- 
liam Bates. 

1757, March 23. Letters testamentary granted Naomi Jones, Executrix. 

Salem Wills, 528 Q. 

1735, Nov. 8. Jones, David, of Town and County of Gloucester, 
cordwainer. Int. Adm'r, John Whiteall (during the minority of 
Susanna and Alice Jones children of the said deceased) cordwainer. 



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Bondsman — John Eastlake (mark), weaver, all of the County afore- 
said. Gloucester Wills, 181 H. 
1734, Sept. 11. Inventory (£25.12.9) Includes "shoomaker's seat," etc. 
Appraisers — John Eastlake, Saml. Harrison. 

1743. April 0. JoneN, Edniond, of City of Burlington, joyner. Int. 
Inventory of the personal estate, £49.9.5; made by Joseph Heulings 
and Israel Heulings. Includes case of drawers to be had of Isaac 
DeCow and a wooden house on Rob't Smith's grounds in Water St. 
(£5). 

1743, April 26. Adm'r, John Raworth, of same, glover. Jacob Heulings 
and Israel Heulings, of same, yeoman, fellow bondsmen. Lib. 4, p. 379. 

1740-50, Feb. 11. Jones, Henry, of Waterford, Gloucester Co.; will 
of. Sons, Jeremiah and Henry Jones, all lands equally. Daughter, 
Ann Haynes. Executors — wife, Naomi, and William Cheeseman. Wit- 
nesses — George Weed, John Stokes, Joseph Browning. Affirmed 4 
April, 1750. Lib. 8, p. 365. 

1745, April 3. Jones. Isaac, of Northampton, Burlington Co., saw- 
yer; will of. Friend, Gabriel Blond, my gun. Friends — Solomon, son 
of Carlile Haines, and Mary, dau. of William Parke, remainder of 
estate. Witnesses — Isaac Taylor, John Springer, Gab. Blond. Proved 
June 16, 1745. 

1745-6, Jan. 16. Adm'x, Mary Park, spinster. William Sharp and Jon- 
athan Haines, all of Evesham, fellow bondsmen. Lib. 5, p. 429. 

1734, April 8. Jones, John, of City of Burlington, joyner. Int. 
Adm'r, James Richardson, of same. Burlington Wills, 2747-8 C. 

1734, Jan. 8. Inventory, £5.2.3 ; made by Isaac DeCow, Ju'r, and 
Patrick Brannin. Includes , in hands of Edmond Jones. 

1735, Nov. 11. Jones, John, of Cohansey, Salem Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Hannah, sole executrix, and during life profits of all goods and 
chattels, which at her death shall be divided equally among my 
three children— John, Samuel and Elizabeth. Other three children — 
Andrew, Joseph and Elinor, wife of Samuel Barnes, having received 
their respective portions. Witnesses — John Fithian, James Bunell, 
Josiah Weakes. Proved 25 Nov., 1735. Lib. 4, p. 48. 

1735, Nov. 21. Inventory, £19.16 ; made by John Fithian, William 
Bradford. 

1730, Oct. 16. Jones, John, of Salem, schoolmaster; will of. Son- 
in-law, Job Hancock, a piece of land between the house I live in and 
land of Joseph Wade, deceased. Son, John Jones, rest of my land 
with buildings thereon. Wife, Mary, executrix and the house I dwell 
in with the land thereto, and the personal estate for the bringing up 
of my son. Witnesses — Jacob Townsend, John Young, Nathan Smart. 
Proved 5 Nov., 1739. Lib - 4 - P- 206 - 

1739, Nov. 9. Inventory (£46.9.6) includes note of hand upon George 
Crow. Appraisers — Thomas Gillingham, Wm. Siddons. 

1740, April 26. Jones, John, of Salem, Salem Co., innkeeper; will of. 
£10 to mother, Mary Jones. In case of her death same to be divided 
between my sisters, Elinor Jenkins in Bristol, and Elizabeth Jones. 
My sister, Ann Mullan, now living in Philadelphia. Friend, Thomas 



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Hinds. "Wife, Elizabeth, sole executrix, and to have residue of estate. 
Witnesses — Edward Test, John Williams, Joseph Carroll. Proved 2 
May, 1740. Lib. 4, p. 233. 

1746. Inventory (£968.15.8) includes eight-day clock; negro woman, 
£20; white maid (time?), £10; negro boy, £30; servant man (time?), 
£10. Made by Clem. Hall, Edward Test. 

1746, Oct. 20. Jones, John, of Salem Co., Att-y-at-law. Int. Adm'x, 
Mary Jones, widow. Bondsmen — Thomas Thompson, Thorns. Good- 
win. All of said County. Witnesses — Stephn. Cormick, Danl. Mes- 
tayer. Lib. 5, p. 457. 

1735, Jan. 9. Jones, Katharine, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., 
spinster. Int. Adm'r, Adam Hay, Doctor of Medicine. Andrew Hay, 
vintner, fellow bondsman. Lib. C, p. 61. 

1736, Mar. 26. Inventory, £6.5.5 ; made by Joseph Leigh and Henry 
Bossy. 

1749, Jane 24. Jones, Marcus, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r, John 
Holmes, of Alloways Creek. Bondsman — Samuel Thompson. Wit- 
nesses — Benj. Thompson, Michl. Gibbon. Lib. 6, p. 281. 

1749, June 24. "The subscribers give the right of administration into the 
hands of our son, John Holme. Benj. Holme, Rachel Holme. Witness — 
Saml. Thompson, Benj. Thompson." 

1749, June 24. Inventory, £154.17 ; made by Saml. Thompson, Benj. 
Thompson. 

1743, Oct. 15. Jones, Samuel, of Monmouth Co. Int. Adm'rs, 
Thomas Jones and Robert Cumming, of same county. William Thom- 
son of Perth Amboy, fellow bondsman. Lib. D, p. 92. 

1743, Oct. 17. Inventory, £45.4.6; made by Gawin Watson and James 
Dye. 

1744, Oct. 13. Account. Bonds, bills, etc., of John Rochead, Robert 
Davison, Robert Cumming, William Preston, John Frances, William 
Hughes, William Laird, Thomas Laird, Thomas Jones, Senior, Ellis 
Jones and Samuel Jobs. 

1748, July 30. Jones, Thomas, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co. In- 
ventory, £9; made by Robert Spencer. 

1748, August 17. Adm'r, Isaac Green, of Trenton, Robert Spencer, of 
Trenton, surety. Hunterdon Wills, 218 J. 

1747, May 5. Jones, William, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Wife, Ann, sole legatee and executrix. Witnesses — Affia Manning, 
Mary Manning, Jno. Stelle. Proved June 10, 1747. Lib. E, p. 53. 

1747, Aug. 7. Inventory (£171.4.4), includes silver buckles and gold 
buttons, silver tea spoons, Bible and Testament. Made by Jno. Croker 
and James Drake. 

1750, Feb. 16. Jouet, Daniel, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., 
gentleman; will of. Grandson — Cavelier Jouet, at 21, my great Eng- 
lish Bible and gold head cane; grandson, William Trotter, plantation 
in the parish of St. Andrews on the Island of Jamaica, with the 
negroes. Other grandchildren — John Cavelier Trotter, and Catharine, 
Sarah and Elizabeth, all under age, gold buckles, silver snuff box 
and gold ring. Nephew, William Dixon, large French Bible. Land in 



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Essex Co. Executrix — wife, Mary. Witnesses tohn Keyt, William 
Barker, Ichabod Burnet. Proved March 21, L760. Lib, F, p. 184. 

17:tl\ July 4. Jouet. Mary, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., widow; 
will of. Grandson, William Dixon, moneys due me from Thomas 
Woodruffe, Nathaniel Crane, Joseph Haer, Daniel Clarke, Richard 
Miller, all of Elizabeth Town, and a small silver mute. Daughter, 
Elizabeth Ladner, and her daughter Mary. Sons — Daniel and Peter. 
Grandson — Daniel Jouet. Executors — son, Daniel, grandson William 
Dixon, and son-in-law Absalom Ladner. Friend, Rev. Mr. Edward 
Vaughn, to be overseer. Witnesses — Jane Tongrelon, Mary Emott, 
Geo. Emott. Proved Nov. 25, 1732. Daniel Jouet and Absalom Ladner 
qualified as executors, William Dixon not being of age. 

Lib. B, p- 326. 

1744-5, March 14. Jurejansc (Jurianse), Garret, of Bergen Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Beletje. To three children of my eldest son, 
Jurejan Gerretse, deceased, named Gerrit, Altje, Beletie, one-half of 
three lots on the south of Altje Dedrick's and on the north of Mar- 
selious Pieterson; also % part of land joining Johannis Gerretse 
VanWagenen and Johannis VanHoute; also V$ of right to meadow 
within the Bridge Creek; also one-third part lying over the Bridge; 
also Vl> part of the meadow by the mill, joining, N. E., Arent Low- 
rencey (the whole containing 5 V2 morgans); also one-third of land 
at Aghquaquenock, S. of land bought of Jurian Pieterse, provided 
their mother, Gritje, the widow of my son Jurejan Gerretse, shall have 
the same during widowhood for maintaining them (the grand- 
children), until the youngest will be of age. Son, Cornelious Gerretse, 
the other half of the aforesaid lands; also the outward garden for- 
merly belonging to Guert Korten, lying N. W. of Matheys DeMott, 
and S. of Johannis Vanwagene; also the lot formerly belonging to 
Hendrick Osterum. Son, Johannis Gerretse, land formerly belonging 
to Balthus Bayard; also my inside garden; also M: of the land which 
joins Johannis Gerretse Van Waganen and Johannis VanHoute; also 
% of meadow within the Bridge Creek, he to have the home planta- 
tion after the decease of the widow. Son, Dirck, to have full liberty 
to live in the said home. Also, son Dirck to have two-thirds part 
(90 rods) of the land at Agquakaunack, joining the land devised unto 
the heirs of my son, Jurian, deceased; also the tools belonging to the 
trade of a wheelwright. The claim to the commons, or undivided 
lands in the township of Bergen, to be divided among the sons and 
heirs of the deceased son. Legacies to daughters Elizabeth (wife of 
Maghiel Vrelant), and Leah (wife of Jacob VanWagenene) ; also lands 
on the S. and N. W. of Thomas Frederickse, at Aguakaunack. Execu- 
tors — wife, Beletje, and sons Cornelious and Johannis. Witnesses — 
Peter Marselis, Zacharias Sickels, David Abeel. Proved 8 April, 1749. 

1749, Apr. 8. Cornelius Jurianse and Johannis Juranse qualify as 
executors. Lib. E, p. 277. 

1746, Aug. 7. Jurianse, Altje (single woman), of Bergen Co. Int. 
Administration on estate granted to her brothers, Harman Jurianse 
and John Jurianse, of Essex Co. Fellow bondsmen — Nicholas Gere- 
brant, Garret Thomase, yeoman, all of Essex County. 

Bergen Wills, 241 B. 

1740, July 15. Justin, Andrew, of Salem Co., gent.; will of. Daugh- 
ter, Ann Cornelineson, to have land and marsh I live on, formerly 
John Yanimor's in Penns Neck, Salem County. In case of her death 



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and that of her heirs, said plantation to go to the grandchildren — 
Marey Scott and Elinor Willin. My said daughter to have % of my 
lot in Willingtown, beginning in Second St.; the other half to my 
grandchild, Marey Scott. The marsh in New Castle County to be 
divided equally between them, provided said Mary Scott does not 
marry Hugh Curel. Rest of my land in New Castle to be sold to pay 
debts. £3 to my daughter, Catherin Willen. Executors — Charles 
Cornelius, and my daughter Ann. Witnesses — William Philpot, Alen 
Congleton, Jeremiah Baker. Proved 19 Aug., 1740. Lib. 4, p. 254. 

1740, Aug. 13. Inventory, £76.6.3 ; made by Jeremiah Baker, William 
Philpot. 

1749, April 30. Kaighin, John, of Newton, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Abigail, the personal estate and house and lot in Had- 
donfield, and my two houses and lots on the east side of Second 
street, or Moyamensing Road, "as the said street extends from the 
City of Philadelphia" for the maintenance of my children until 21, 
respectively. Daughter, Sarah, to hold the said house and lot, and 
my sons, John and Samuel, to hold the aforesaid two houses and lots. 
Executors — wife, Abigail, and my brother-in-law, James Hinchman. 
Witnesses — Caleb Sprague, Robert Stephens, Joseph Cooper. Proved 
14 June, 1749. Abigail Kaighin sworn in as executor July 4, 1749. 

Lib. 6, p. 230. 

1748, May 10. Kaighin, William, of Town and County of Gloucester, 
husbandman. Int. Adm'x, Abigail Kaighin, widow. Bondsman, Sam- 
uel Harrison, of said County. Witnesses — John Ladd, John Mickle. 

Lib. 6, p. 16. 

1748, May 3. Inventory, £62.14.4; made by Saml. Harrison, John 
Kaighn. 

1749, May 7. Kaighn, Joseph, of Newton, Gloucester Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, sole executrix, and to have the personalty absolutely 
and benefits of the real estate until my children, Joseph, John, James, 
Isaac and Elizabeth, attain 21. Real estate — 80 acres on Delaware 
River, where Edward Hampton lives; home farm (30 acres) southwest 
of Isaac Cooper's field, which his father bought of Joseph Dole, to 
the line, lately of Tobias Griscomb; 100 acres west of the meadows, 
lately of Stephen Newby's; a field northof Joseph Mickle's meadow, 
joining Arthur Powell's; land south of Daniel and William Cooper, 
west by Delaware River. To son, John, land in the City of Philadel- 
phia. Witnesses — Joseph Morgan, Wm. Griscom, Joseph Cooper. 
Affirmed 7 Aug., 1749. Lib. 7, p. 5. 

1731, Oct. 4. Kay, Benjamin, of Gloucester Co., miller; will of. 
Brothers — Isaac, Josiah and John. Sister — Sarah. Legacies to daugh- 
ters of my brother John; to daughters of my sister, Elizabeth Wood, 
deceased; to sons and daughters of my brother Josiah; to Elizabeth 
and James Morris, children of my sister Sarah Morris. Executor — 
my brother, John Kay. Witnesses — John Thorne, Gervas Hall, Amos 
Ashead. Affirmed 30 Dec, 1731. Lib. 3, p. 192. 

Inventory (£116.7.9) includes Bible, Testament, bonds and bills. Ap- 
praisers — William Ellis, Amos Ashead. 

1740-1, 12 mo. (Feb.), 20 da. Kay, John, of Waterford, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, house we live in, and the land 
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Fearn to serve her during her indenture. Son, John, to have my 
house in Evesham, where Nathaniel Hopewell lives, he paying £20 
to Samuel Smith, of Salem County, or to the children he had by his 
wife, Mary, t lie daughter of John Appleton; he to sign a title to John 
Cleverly for the land I sold him in Hanover. Daughter, Sarah Norris, 
my brick house in Philadelphia, and the house she lives in, in Hatten- 
field, and that land adjoining to Simeon Ellis by the bridge in the 
road, bounded by Jonathan Axford's land; also all my land unsold in 
Mauris (Morris) County. Granddaughter, Elizabeth (daughter of my 
daughter Sarah Norris), y 2 acre joining her mother's lot in Haddon- 
field. Grandson, Josiah, son of my son Josiah Kay, 1 acre in Haddon- 
field. Son, Isaac, to have the house he lives in, the mill and all my 
land on that side of the creek; also that on the north side of the 
branch (300 acres); also that piece of meadow adjoining Jonathan 
Axford; also that warrant of survey for 500 acres and the re- 
version of the house and land given to my wife during her life, upon 
condition that he will pay to my son John £300, and my son Josiah 
£100, within four years after my decease. Granddaughters, Abigail 
(the wife of Robert Hunt), Mary (the widow of Josiah Cole), Elisa- 
beth (the wife of Elias Tay) and Hannah Wood, land equally between 
the two branches of Rackoon Creek, they performing Samuel Col- 
lins' lease and paying £20 to their brother, Benjamin. My warrant 
of survey for 400 acres in the care of Isaac DeCow I give to my son, 
John Kay, whom I appoint my executor. Residue of my estate to be 
divided among my children — John, Josiah, Isaac, Sarah Norris, and 
my said four granddaughters. Witnesses — Benjamin Collins, Thomas 
Stokes, John Ashead. Affirmed 15 Sept., 1741. Lib. 4, p. 312. 

1741-2, Feb. 10. Inventory (£384.5.4) includes bonds, bills, notes and 
interest due thereon, £232.13.5. Appraisers — Jas. Cooper, Jno. Kaighin. 

174S, July 3. Kealy, Edward, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., cooper; 
will of. Wife, Christian. Daughter, Mary, under age. Real and 
personal estate. Executors — friends Garshum Marten, William Mc- 
Daniell of Woodbridge, and John Hepburn of Piscataway. Witnesses 
— Richard Tavlor, Alex'r Thomson, Josiah Davis. Proved April 7, 
174 9. Lib. E, p. 289. 

1749, April 3. Inventory of personal estate, £95.12 ; made by Abraham 
Shotwell, of Piscataway, and John Campbell, of Woodbury. 

1749, May 6. Kearney, Catherine, of Middletown Township, Mon- 
mouth Co.; will of. To daughter, Mary Shippey, negro girl Bridget, 
testatrix's brocade gown and wedding ring. Daughter, Catherine. 
Son, Thomas, negro boy Cork. Son, James, negro boy Ireland, and 
negro woman Leucy. Granddaughters, Catherine, Mary and Anna 
Kearney, daughters of John Kearney. Daughter's (Mary Shippey's) 
children. Friend, Marget, daughter of Marget Judges, £10, when aged 
18. Sister, Mary Conun. Mentions Hannah Cotrell. Executors — 
sons Thomas and James, and friend John Taylor, Esquire, of Middle- 
town Township. Witnesses — Aarent Dyrcken van Haaren, John 
Cottrell and Thomas Bullman. Proved Nov. 27, 1749. Lib. E, p. 346. 

1745, Feb. 18. Kearney, Thomas, of Monmouth Co., merchant; will 
of. Wife, Catherine, annuity, furniture, silver, negroes, etc. Eldest 
son, John, has received money and slaves. Son, Thomas, 750 acres 
where testator lived, called Key-grove, bounded N. by the bay, E. 
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by land late of Gershom Mott, deceased, W. by Lupakitonque Creek and 
Rapeketon brook. Said land was bought from John Bowne July 21, 
1714, John Johnstone, Esquire, Sept. 18, 1714, and John Bowne, Jan. 
15, 1715. If Thomas dies without male issue, land to son John and his 
male heirs, or to male heirs of son James. If no male heirs, then to 
testator's son Thomas's first born grandson and his male heirs, he 
and they retaining the name of Kearney additional to their surnames 
in the family. To son, Thomas, land bought, November 19, 1717, from 
Elisha Lawrence; land in Middletown, bought of John Willson and 
wife Hannah, April 28, 1719; 40 acres bought of Lawrence Smith, Feb- 
ruary 28, 1717. Also right of Propriety bought November 18, 1717, of 
Richard Saltar. Half of saw mill brook and saw mill house. Daugh- 
ter, Catherine Kearney. Son, James, land in Middletown Township, 
called Brown's Point, bounded N. by bay, E. by Lupaketonque creek 
and Rapaketong brook, S. by Obadiah Bowne and William Bowne, 
deceased, W. by lands late of Lydia Bowne, deceased, and Whingson 
brook and creek, Obadiah Holmes, Jonathan Holmes and Mattewan 
bay, same as granted to testator by John Bowne July 21, 1714, Abram 
Watson August 21, 1717, Richard Saltar November 18, 1717. Daughter, 
Mary, wife of Joseph Shippen of Philadelphia, merchant. Executors 
— wife, and sons Thomas and James. Witnesses — James Mott, Joseph 
Carman, Gysbert Van Bracle and Nicolas Cottrell. Proved April 14, 
1747. Lib. E, p. 25. 

174S, July 25. Kearnes, Nicholas, of Bethlehem, Hunterdon Co. 
Int. Adm'r, William Corne. Lib. 7, p. 92. 

1740-1, March 12. Kearny, Michael, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Son, Philip, one-half of Howell lot in Kent Co., on 
Delaware. Daughters — Mary Vanhorn, Isabella, Sarah, Euphemia, 
Arrabella, and Graham Kearny, last two under age. Son, Michael, 
provided for by Lewis Morris, Esq. Land I purchased formerly be- 
longing to James Armour, opposite Perth Amboy City; land Lewis 
Morris gave his daughter Sarah Kearny. Executors — daughters, Mary 
Vanhorn, Isabella and Sarah Kearny. Witnesses — Jon. Miln, Eliza- 
beth Stodgill, Patrick Devlin. Proved March 9, 1742. 

1744, , — . Letters to Isabella Kearny and Mary Vanhorn, two 

of the executors ; Sarah, the other executor being deceased and the other 
daughters under age. Lib. D, p. 149. 

1744, Jan. 2S. Keasbey (Casbey), Bradway (son of Edward Casbey 
of Salem County and Elizabeth his wife, also deceased), being 14 yrs. 
and upward, ward. Guardian — Jonathan Bradway of Alloways Creek. 
Witnesses — Ed. Rad Price, Jo. Scattergood. Salem Wills, 428 Q. 

1733-4, Feb. 9. Keasbey, Edward, of Town and County of Salem; 
will of. Son, Broadway Keasbey, that 16 acre lot against Thomas 
Taylor's, joining widow Wiggins' lot and 20 acres joining Richard 
Smith's from the end next Salem Town, and % acre joining Mathew 
Keasbey's lot; also the rent of my house and lot where James Vance 
lives, to be paid by my executors when he will be 21. In case of 
death, son Edward shall have the same to be paid in like manner; also 
the residue of my real estate, the profits of which shall be for main- 
taining my sons until of age. If he dies without lawful issue, same 
shall descend to my son Bradway, and his lawful heirs. In case of no 
such issue, my said sons' brother, Mathew Keasbey, shall have the 



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same. Personal shall be divided equally between said sons when 
20 years of age. To Elizabeth Kellit, £5. Executors — son Edward, 
my brother Matthias Keasbey, and Richard Smith. Witnesses — Ben- 
jamin Yining. Thomas Taylor, Edward Johnson, Jno. Jones. Sworn 
and affirmed 8 March, 1733-4. Lib. 3, p. 401. 

1733-4, March 8. Renunciation of Richard Smith, one executor. Wit- 
ness — Jno. Jones. 

1733-4, Feb. 18, 19. Inventory (£451.8.9^) includes a parcel of bricks, 
120 oxen, four cows, nine yearlings, four do., 13 cows, 30 sheep, 19 acres 
of wheat. Appraisers — Joseph Darkin, Lewis Morris. 

1733-4, March 8. Letters testamentary granted to Mathew Keasby, in 
absence of Edward Keasbey and Richard Smith. 

17.17, 10 mo. (Dec), 10 da. Keasbey, Mathew, of Town and County 
of Salem, joiner; will of. Son, John, at 20 to have the house and lot 
that Thomas Thompson lives in; my wife Sarah to have the benefit 
thereof. Daughter, Mary, when 18, the lot at the lower end of the 
town, which was formerly James Sherron's. Executors — wife, Sarah, 
and Jonathan Broadway. Witnesses — Nathan Smart, Hugh Clifton, 
Alexander Simpson, Daniel Haynes. Affirmed 31 Dec, 1737. 

Lib. 4, p. 140. 

1737, Dec. 23. Inventory (£768.12.10) includes cattle and cash due 
for cattle (£208.8.6), servant boy and negro boy, servant girl. Appraisers 
— Joseph Darkin, Lewis Morris. 

1740, May 26. Keasby, Edvrard (son of Edward Keasby, of Salem 
County, said petitioner's mother having since died), 14 years old, 
ward. Guardian — Thomas Rice, of Salem, gent. Witnesses — John 
Jones, Clem. Hall. Bond signed by Thos. Thompson, Daniel Haynes. 

Lib. 4, p. 195. 

1750, April 30. Keen, Erick, of Township of Maurice River, Cum- 
berland Co. Int. Adm'x, Catherain Keen, widow. Fellow bondsman 
— Gabriel Isard, of the same place, yeoman. Witnesses — Elizabeth 
Cotting, Elias Cotting. Lib. 7, p. 45. 

1750, May 16. Inventory (£50.12), includes cattle and sheep. Apprais- 
ers — Gabrill Isard, Abraham Jones. 

1750, Sept. 11. Keen, Jonas, of Salem County. Int. Account of 
Lawrence and Catherine Dalbo, Admrs. Monies paid to Francis King, 
John Howman, George Cote for William Hall, Rainer Vanhist for 
William Bettel, James Hinchman for Neh. Cowgill, Jacob Pedrick, 
Wm. Pedrick, Thomas Wilkins for Timothy Rains, Thomas Duell, 
Thos. Wilkins for Thos. Pedrick, Andrew Hoffman. 

Salem W T ills, 1011 Q. 

1749-50, Feb. 24. Kelahan, John, of Penns Neck, Salem County, 
farmer; will of. Wife, Margaret, executrix, and to have full use of 
estate during life, provided she will keep house for our children and 
not make any after charge, they following their business according 
to her directions, and at her decease freely give up her right to her 
thirds to be divided equally among our lawfully begotten children, 
viz: Marey, John and Margrat. If wife claims her thirds son John 
shall have £20 above his sisters' share. Witnesses — Alen Congelton, 
Jane Congelton, James Barkley. Proved 3 Sept., 1750. Lib. 6, p. 410. 

1750, Aug. 25. Inventory (£164.15.3) includes riding horse, oxen, cows, 
etc. Appraisers — Alen Congleton, Samuel Whitehorne. 



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3 739-40. Fel». 18. Kellsey, Joseph, Sen'r, of Elizabeth Town, Essex 
Co., planter; will of. Two youngest sons, Benjamin and Daniel, land 
joining land's of Jonathan Miller and John Radley's mill. Eldest son, 
Joseph. Daughters— Lidia Winans, Marey Cutter, Hannah Badgley, 
Mary Olliver, Ruth Ellstone and Phebe Wood. Executors — John 
Terrill, James Badgley, Joseph Wood. Witnesses— William Crage, 
Nathaniel Messenger, Mary Hand. Proved July 1, 1742. 

Lib. C, p. 591. 

1742, July 1. John Terrill, of Elizabeth Town, declines to act as execu- 
tor. 

1745, May <!. Kelly, James, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co.; will of. 
Devise's one-half estate to wife, Sarah, and one-half to Presbyterian 
church in Wesfield. Witnesses — William Clark, Charles Clarke. 
Proved Feb. 9, 1746. (No executors). Lib. D, p. 451. 

174&-7, Feb. 10. Administration granted to Sarah Kelly, his widow. 
Samuel Pray, cordwainer, and Obadiah Ayres, carpenter, both of Wood- 
bridge, fellow bondsmen. 

1746-7, Feb. 11. Inventory, £9.10 ; made by Zedekiah Bonham and 
David Compton. Witness — Daniel Alward. 

1746-7, Feb. 11. Account of the administratrix (£19.12.7), showing pay- 
ments to William Clarke and Charles Clarke. 

1753, April 4. Additional account of the administratrix, showing gain 
of £1.17.6. 

173S. June 7. Kemble (Kembell), Peter, of Middlesex Co., boatman. 
Int 4.dm'r Peter Kemble. Andrew Johnston, Esq., fellow bondsman. 

Lib. C, p. 197. 

3732, June 20, Keney (Kenny), Thomas, of Elizabeth Town 
(Whipenny), Essex Co., blacksmith. Int. Bond of John Keney, of 
Hanover, Hunterdon Co., cordwainer, as administratrix. Edward 
Thomas, of Elizabeth Town, innholder, fellow bondsman. Witnesses 
— Samuel Whitehead, George Newman. Lib. B, p. 261. 

1732, Oct. 11. Inventory, £23.00.06 ; made by Andrew Joline and Ed- 
ward Thomas. 

1733, June 22. Kenney. Samuel, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co. Int. 
Adm'x Pheby Kenney, the widow. John Higgins, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. B, p. 422. 

1748, Aug. 22. Kenny (Kenney), David, of Reading Town, Hunter- 
don Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Jean. Children — Peter, Adrian and 
Ida. Executors — brother, William Kenny, and friend George Biggs. 
Witnesses — David Cock, Isaac Kip, Rinear Vansickel. Proved Nov. 
I 1748. Lib. 5, p. 542. 

1748, Oct. 19. Inventory (£377.14.8%), includes negro man, £15, 
negro lad, £15. Made by David Cock and Isaac Kip. 

1766, June 17. Account of George Biggs, executor, mentions, John 
Broughton, James Jobs. Samuel Fleming, Jury Hapach, Trentjie Van 
Wagneses, Cornelius Low, John Van Sickle, Jr., Rike Vanderbelts, Isaac 
Van Nawken, John Van Sickle, Paul Flag, Baultus Pickle, Pet. Kenny, 
cordwainer, John and George Reading, William Coxe, Joseph Yard. George 
Murry, Jacob Crasto, Andrew Browri, James Jobs, William Searross, David 
Able, Christofel Brissey, Garret Van Wagonon, Aaron Lonsadee, Peter 
Low,' Philip Ringo, Charles Hoff, Jr., Johans Ten Brook, Peter Kimble, 
William French, Andreas Tenick, Adrian Atte, Edward Herrington and 
Jane his wife (late widow of testator for nursing children and in right 



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of her dower), Andrew Stall, Peter Devore, Abram Smith, Ellz. Kenny, 
Jacob Carson. John Stoll, Jr., Cornelius Kenny. 

1744. Sept. 12. Kenny, Timothy, of Woodbury, Gloucester Co., school 
master; will of. Clothes, etc., to Richard Kenny, in Philadelphia, to 
be inquired for at Samuel Richshy's upon Society Hill. Wife, Ruth, 
and her daughter a shilling apiece. Books to John Wilkins' two 
sons To his daughters Rachel and Ruth Snowden a whole piece of 
chin^ now in hands of Grace Chattin. 10 shillings to fence in the 
new burying-ground, (where I am to be buried). Knee buckles to 
Sarah Wilkins; my gold headed cane to Sarah Snowden. Executors — 
John Wilkins and John Snowden and they to have the residue of my 
estate equally. Witnesses — Thomas Kinsey, Junior, John Marshall, 
Lidia Snowden. Affirmed 22 Oct., 1744. Lib. 5, p. 69. 

1744, Oct. 22. Inventory (£54.7.1) includes 7 gold pieces (£24), silver 
buckles, gold headed cane (£1.15.0), silver headed cane. Appraisers- 
Robert Downs, John Sparks. 

1742, Sept. 13. Kerr, John, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x, Sarah Kerr 
(relict). Bondsman— Aaron Hill, cordwainer. All of Piles Grove in 
said County. Witnesses— Wm. Crabb, Chas. O Neill. Lib. 4, p. 377. 

1742, Sept. 13. Inventory (£139.8.9) includes cattle, wheat, corn, one 
servant (£18). Appraisers — David Davis, Henry Paullin. 

1741, April ». Keteham, John, of Hunterdon Co.; will of. Execu- 
tors—friends Benjamin and Nathaniel Hart. To wife of Rulof 

Traphagan or her children. Residue to testator's daughter, Liana 
Keteham, a minor. Testator's sisters— Martha Knowles and Eliza- 
beth Titi's. Testator's mother (not named) a legatee. Witnesses- 
Joseph Stout, Roger Merrel, Mary Reder. Proved Feb. 16, 1741-2. 

Lib. 4, p. 354. 
1748, Oct. 10. Keteham, Jonathan, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Chil- 
dren— Phebe, Mary, Daniell, Josiah and Hester Keteham, all under 
age. Real and personal estate. Executors— wife, Mary, and brother 
David Keteham. Witnesses— John Tyson, Sarah Tyson, Mary 
Keteham Proved Nov. 3, 1748. Lib. 5, p. 218. 

1748, Nov. 15. Inventory, £122.6.2; made by John Throckmorton and 
John Scobey. 

1754, Feb. 25. Account of David Keteham and Mary Smock (lately 
Mary Keteham) the executors, showing payments to Andrew Johnston, 
Richard Francis, Joseph Forman, Samuel Leonard, Hendrick Hendrick- 
son, Garret Walls, Isack Emans, Jno. Combs, Fradrak Buckalew, William 
Smith, Jun'r, James Abraham, George Williams, James Pattin, Thomas 
Loyd, Alexander Scobe, John Hurd, William Smith Senr, Jno. Scoby, Jno. 
Tone, Moses Peterson, James English, Thomas Bray, Phebe Huns, Josiah 
Parent, Griffin Disbiry, Charles Morgin, Micaiah Keteham, William Mor- 
gin. 

1733-4, Jan. 28. Keteham, Samuel, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., 
house carpenter. Int. Inventory (£177.2.0) includes bond of Joseph 
and William Greens. Made by Richard Scudder and Charles Clark. 

1733-4, Feb. 8. Adm'x, Hannah Keteham, of Hunterdon County. Charles 
Clark, of same county, gent., surety. Witnesses— John Holcombe and 
Andrew Reed. Lib - 3 - P- 387 ' 

1736, March 16. Kidd, John, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'x, 



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Martha Kidd (relict). Bondsman — Wm. Hunt. Both of said County. 
Witnesses — Wm. Hall, Danl. Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 114. 

1736-7, March 12. Inventory of John Kidd of Mannington, Salem Co., 
£56.10; made by Wm. Hall, William Hunt. 

1750, Oct. 16. Kidd, John, of Mannington, Salem Co., yeoman; will 
of. Sons — Abraham and Isaac, to have plantation I live on, the 
western part joining Joseph Sharp's upland. Son, William, during 
life to have use and profits of V2 of the land I have devised to my 
son Isaac, but if the said William dies before his wife Anne, Isaac 
to pay her 40 shillings annually for ten years. Son, Jacob, five 
shillings. Personal estate to be divided equally among my said four 
sons and my daughters — Anne (wife of Edward Johnson), Elizabeth 
(wife of James Halton), and Mary (wife of John Wood). Executor — 
Adam Leberg, of Piles Grove, miller. Witnesses — William Tuft, John 
McKim, Danl. Mestayer. Proved 25 Jan., 1750-1. Lib. 7, p. 262. 

1750-1, Jan. 21. Inventory (£118.12.2) includes cattle, sheep, wheat, etc. 
Appraisers — John Smith, David Seley. 

1755, Oct. 17. Account. Monies paid Thomas Thompson, Samuel John- 
son, John Smith, William Lyth, Nicholas Gibbon, Mount Sheep, William 
Scott, Thomas Hanly, John Hanley, John Thomas, James Mason, John 
Halford, William Harvey, Eliz. Smith, John Thompson, David Seely, 
Richard Wesler, William Tuftt, William Barton, Thomas Dowell, Robert 
Haynes, James Halton, Jacob Kidd, John M. Kimp. 

1732-3, Jan. 18. Killburn (Kilburn), Ebenezer, of Hanover Town- 
ship, Hunterdon Co. Elizabeth Kilburn, the widow, renounces her 
right to administer, in favor of Amos Killburn and John Johnson, Jr. 
Witnesses — Joseph Hinds and Jno. Budd. Bond of Amos Kilburn, of 
Hanover Township. John Johnson, Jr., and Samuel Crosman of same 
place sureties. Witnesses — James Primrose, Joseph Hinds and Jno. 
Budd. Hunterdon Wills, 75 J. 

1732, Dec. 8. Killey, David, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Anna. Son, Joseph, half of Propriety Right bought of 
John Reid, Esquire. Son, David, plantation where testator lives. 
Daughter, Anna Matthews. Executors — wife, and sons Joseph and 
David. Witnesses — Joseph Forman, Elizabeth Forman and William 
Madock. 

1735, Dec. 26. Codicil. Witnessed by William Jones, Thomas 
Leonard and William Madock. Proved Sept. 17, 1737. Lib. C, p. 177. 

, , — . Inventory, £169.6.0 ; made by John Throckmorton. 

Job Throckmorton, John Taylor. 

1744, Dec. 17. Kimble, Edward, of Springfield, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Adm'x, Martha Kimble. Lib. 5, p. 69. 

1744, Dec. 21. Inventory £309.1.5 ; made by Elnathan Stevenson, John. 
Budd and George Eyres. Includes bonds of Zebulon Brown, John Kemble. 
Andrew King, and John Dutchfield. Notes of Edward Price, John Gray. 
Martin Springer and John Fenimore. 

1746, March 9. Account showing payments to Jos. Scattergood (for 
letters of administration), Thos. Tuly, Richard Smith, Jr., John Bigan, 
Edward Noble, Thos. Shaw, Richard Smith, Sen'r, Samuel Smith, Hugh 
Hartshorn, Jos. Richards, Daniel Smith, Rob't Smith, William Hewlings, 
Isaac DeCow, Ju'r, Jacob DeCow, Ben. Kemble, John Canady, Thos. Ho- 
man, Thos. Atkinson, Zebulon Brown, Francis Simpson, Joseph Allinson, 
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James Wills. Thomas Holmes, Ben. Butterworth, William Gardiner. Sam'l 
Rogers. Sam'l King, Thos. Staples. Elnathan Stevenson, James Inskeep, 
Samuel Hall, Klizuheth Johnson, Thos. Merideth, Ben. King, Obediah 
Irton. Ann Wheeler. Margaret Budd, Mary Raper. Joshua Raper. Thos. 
Budd, Sam'l How, William Lindon, Josiah White, Israel Hewlings, Barthol- 
omew Gibson, Rob't Hartshorn, Mary Tuly (executrix of Thos. Tuly. de- 
ceased, being part of bond executed by Edward Kemble and Sarah Hun- 
lock, executrix of Tho's Hunlock). 

1735, June 7. Kimniins, Ann, of Nottingham, Burlington Co. Int. 
Inventory of the personal estate, £20.4; made by William Tindall and 
John Tantum. 

1735, June 16. Adm'r, Samuel Danford. John Tantum, fellow bonds- 
man, both of same, yeoman. Lib. 4, p. 21. 

1735-6, March 2. Account. Payments to John Tantum for the coffin, 
Dr. Rutledge, William Tindall, Thomas Williams, Francis Bowes. 

1750, Sept. 20. Kimsey, James, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'x, 
Mary Kimsey, widow. Bondsman — Samuel Harrison, of same place. 
Witness — Tim. Rain. LiD - ?• P- 42 - 

1750, June 25. Inventory, £3.8.6; made by James Talman, William 
Hugg. 

1744, 6 mo. (Aug.), 15 da. Kimsey, Thomas, of Woodbury, Glou- 
cester ' Co., husbandman; will of. Wife, Ann, sole executrix. Son, 
James Witnesses— Thomas Kimsey, Adam Hatfield, William Wood. 

Gloucester Wills, 356 H. 

1747, June 19. Inventory, £118.14.3 ; made by Peter Rambo, Abraham 
Chattin. 

1750, Oct. 8. Kimsey, William, of Timber Creek, Gloucester Co., 
husbandman; will of. Wife, Deborah. Sons— Jonathan, Thomas and 
William (all minors), and to be "under the care and tuition of my 
brother Thomas Kimsey and to be bound to a trade when of suitable 
age." Executors— wife, Deborah, and my brother, Thomas Kimsey. 
Witnesses— Robert Down, John Down, John Milles. Affirmed 1 Jan., 

1750-1. Lib - 7 ' P- 25- 

1750, Dec. 30. Inventory (at Township of Deptford), £129.13. 14V 2 ; 
made by Abra. Chattin, Tos. Harrison. 

1749, March 5. Kindal, John, of New Hanover, Burlington Co., 
labourer. Int. Bond of Phebe Kindal, widow, as administratrix. 
Bennet Bard, of City of Burlington, gent., fellow bondsman. 

Lib. 7, p. 90. 

1750, March 13. Inventory, £32.3.4; made by Joseph Woolston and Sol- 
omon Watkins. 

1737 Aug. 17. King, Abraham, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Adm'x, 
Susannah King, the widow. John King, yeoman, fellow bondsman. 
Witnesses— John Foster, Jacobus Bargan. Lib. C, p. 

1739 Nov 20. King, Elizabeth, of Monmouth Co., widow; will of. 
Son Harmanus, 102 acres, bounded by Edmund Beakes. Crossw.cks 
Creek and Peter Sonman. Son, William, plantation where testatrix 
lives, bounded by Crosswicks Creek and Anthony King. Daughter. 
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(her) husband at Philadelphia. Children — Hannah, Elizabeth, Samuel 
and Joseph, when of age. Executors — sons (Anthony, crossed off), 
John, Benjamin, Harmanus and William. Witnesses — John Quick- 
sail, Daniel Robins and Edmund Beakes. Proved March 31, 1741. 

Lib. 4, p. 306. 

1741, March 30. Inventory (£460.11.03) includes debts, bonds, etc., 

from Harmanus, Thomas, Anthony, Benjamin and William King, William 

Woodward and John Quicksall. Due from Jon. Barker at his mill, 5,000 

ft. pine boards. Made by John Quicksall and Robert Montgomerie. 

1735, Nov. 8. King, Francis, of Nottingham, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Inventory of the personal estate, £197.7.8; made by Edw'd 
Beakes and Thos. Miller. 

1735, Nov. 20. Adm'x, Catherine King, widow; John Thorne, Jr., fellow 
bondsman. Lib. 4, p. 41. 

1748, Oct. 3. King, Francis, over 14 years of age, son of Francis 
King of Nottingham, Burlington Co., yeoman. Guardianship to Jo- 
seph Thornes, of Chesterfield, yeoman. John Bunting, Jun'r, of same, 
fellow bondsman. Lib. 5, p. 515. 

1739, Oct. 15. King, John, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Inventory of estate (£503.13.4) includes servant girl, 
(£7); 27 sheep, 10 cows, 2 steers, etc., bonds of Francis Garvis, An- 
thony and Benjamin King. Made by Joshua Wright, John Ashton, 
Edmund Beakes, John Steward. Lib. 4, p. 200. 

1739, Oct. 19. Adm'rs, Elizabeth King, the widow, and Anthony King, 
son. Obadiah Ireton, of Burlington, yeoman, fellow bondsman. 

1747-8, Feb. 22. King, John, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co. Int. 
Adm'x, Anderiah King. Benjamin Doty, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. E, p. 127. 

1748, Feb. 25. Inventory, £45.19 ; made by Isaac Manning and John 
Pound Jun'r. 

1749, Aug. 31. Account showing debts due to Mr. Lagrange, Thos. 
Clawson, Peter Sharp, Lawrence Reuth, Thomas Poole, William Worrall, 
Marcey Smalley, John Leforge, Benjamin Doty, William Jones, Charles 
Robison, Daniel Barto, Nathaniel Blackford, John Whitehead, David 
Laing, Amariah Bonham, Joseph Sutton, James Barto, James Alexander, 
And'w Johnston, Esq. Cornelius Low, Justice Thomson, John Pound. Sign- 
ed by "Anderiah Grimes, late Anderiah King," and George Greems. 

, , — . Account of sale of land to Benjamin and Benajah 

Doty, for £129.15. Paid Solomon Comes, Mr. Alexander. 

1746, Nov. 27. King, Robert, Esq., of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Adm'r, widow, Judith King. Elias Grazeillier, fellow bonds- 
man. Lib. D, p. 438. 

1746-7, Feb. 16. Inventory, £171.9 ; made by Tho's Fox and Rich'd Fitz- 
Randolph. 

1748, June 12. The widow, Judith, administratrix of Robert King, being 
deceased, administration on the estate granted to Elias Grazillier of the 
Borough of Elizabeth, cousin german to the decedant. Th'o. Fox, fellow 
bondsman. Lib. E, fol. 194. 

1745, Dec. 10. King, William, of limits of City of Burlington, yeo- 
man; will of. Brothers — Samuel and Joseph. Sisters — Mary Ireton, 



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Hannah and Elisabeth King:. Nephew, William Ireton. Real and 
persona] estate. Executors — brother, Obadlah Ireton, and friend 
Thomas Miller. Witnesses — Ebenezer Cask ill, Benj'n Kemble. Edward 
Noble. Proved Jan. 1, 1745-6. Lib. 5, p. 212. 

17-1 5 . Dec. 30. Inventory, £444.3.4; made by Joseph Pearson and Tho's 
Atkinson. 

1741. July '2\K KliiKslniid, Edmund, Esq., of Bergen Co.; will of. 
Wife deceased. Children — William, Edmund Rodger, Isaac, John, 
Elizabeth (wife of Geo. Leslie), Mary, Anna, Hester, Catherin. Wil- 
liam to have 300 acres of land, which he lives on near New Barbadoes 
Neck, adjoining John Schuyler, mines excepted; also one-third of 
meadows and cedar swamps adjoining aforesaid. Son, Edmund Rod- 
ger, to have residue of estate upon the New Barbadoes Neck, undi- 
vided, lying between Pissaick and Hackensack Rivers (mines ex- 
cepted), he to pay my sons John and Edmund Kingsland £300 each 
within two years after decease, as also to my daughters Mary, Anna, 
Hester and Catherine £150 each four years after decease. "If he re- 
fuses to perform my will to my children one year after my decease, 
then my son Isaac to assume same, paying to Edmund Kingsland £500 
within two years" and so on. In case all sons refuse, then the 
executors to dispose of estate and proceeds to be paid in sums, as 
before devised, unto each of my said children, and to Geo. Leslie for 
my daughter, Elizabeth, his wife. Large silver tankard to daughter 
Mary. Anna to have small silver tankard; Hester and Catherine each 
to have 6 silver spoons. Mentions mines and lands upon New Bar- 
badoes Neck, shares of mines upon Secacus, held from Mr. Pinhorn, 
deceased, two cedar swamps, shares of meadows upon Bergen side, 
together with the eleventh part of all the Commons of Bergen (now 
in dispute), belonging to me, held in right of Mr. Pinhorn, deceased. 
Same to be divided into 9 equal parts for my children. Son, William, 
not to be called to an account for any debt due me concerning the 
leasing of my plantation after the death of his mother. Executors — 
sons Isaac, Edmund Rodger, and George Leslie. Witnesses — Charles 
Morgan, John Vandeventr, Thomas Morgan, Will'm Morgan. 

1742, July 26. Codicil. Personal bequests, and daughter Mary to serve 
as executor in place of son, Isaac. Witnesses — Geo. Lurling, Ephraim 
Vangelder, Charles Oasborn. Proved 6 and 12 May, 1743. 

1743, May 6. Edmund Rodgers Kingsland and Geo. Leslie qualify as 
executors, Mary Kingsland having renounced. Lib. D, p. 48. 

1T47-8, March 7. Kinnan, Joseph, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth 
Co., cooper; will of. Wife (not named) appointed executrix. Children 

John, Ann and Luce. Witnesses — Robert Imlay, Stephen Pangburn, 

William Dunterfleld. Proved April 2, 1748. Anne Kinnan, the execu- 
trix, sworn same day. Lib. 5, p. 469. 

1736, August 2S. Kinne, Peter, of Reading Township, Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Ida. Eldest son, William, big Dutch 
Bible. Son, David. Eldest daughter, Willeminsa Devore, and her eld- 
est child. Youngest daughter, Elenor Biggs. Grandson, Peter Kinne, 
surviving son of testator's son Adrian. Executors — friends William 
Krom and Hermanus Tildine. Witnesses— Marten Ryerson, Edward 
Beatty, Teunes Coole. Proved August 6, 1745. Lib. 5, p. 162. 

1734, Dec. 4. Kinsey, John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeoman; 



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will of. Children — John, Benjamin, Sarah Pritchard, Hannah Bourn, 
Johannah FitzRandolph, Elizabeth FitzRandolph and Jonathan. Grand- 
sons — John Kinsey and John Kinsey FitzRandolph. Son-in-law, Na- 
thaniel FitzRandolph. Daughter-in-law, Experience Moores. Execu- 
tors — wife, Grace, and son John. Witnesses — Samuel Allen, Jane 
Brown, Jno. Sarjant. Proved May 5, 1735. Lib. C, p. 31. 

1750, July 4. Kinsey, John, Esq., late of Philadelphia. Int. Adm'r, 
Philip Kearny, Esq. Robert Lettis Hooper, Esq., fellow bondsman. 

Middlesex Wills, Lib. E, p. 430. 

1753, July 11. Bond of James Kinsey, of Philadelphia, eldest son, as 
administrator on estate remaining unadministered by said P. Kearny ; said 
deceased at time of death being a widower and his children under age. 
Philip Kearny, Esq., could by law only administer the estate until one of 
said children was duly qualified by age. P. Kearny, fellow bondsman. 
Witnesses — P. Kearny, Jun'r, Jno. Webb. Lib. F, p. 127. 

1733, Oct. 14. Kirby, Richard, of Newhannover, Burlington Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Anne. Children — Mary, Recompense, Rich- 
ard, John, Jonathan, Joseph, all under age. An expected child. Line 
to be run from Isaac DeCow's to the new mill north of Thomas 
Wright's land. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife, and 
brother William Kirby. Witnesses — John Steward, Tho. Wright, 
David Starkey. Proved March 5, 1740. Lib. 4, p. 269. 

1741, Feb. 24, 25. Inventory of the personal estate, £482.7.3; made by 
Samuel Wright, Tho : Earl and Isaac Ivins. Includes specialties from 
Francis Davenport. 

1745, June 35. Kitchen, Henry, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Ann, annuity, to be paid by Samuel and 
W r heeler Kitchen. Son, Samuel, 200 acres of land at Pohatcung; land 
in the great swamp and one-half of saw mill. Son, Wheeler, 300 
acres at Pohatcung. Son, Joseph, 100 acres at Pohatcung and land in 
great swamp. Son, Henry. Son, Richard, old plantation in Amwell, 
bought of Samuel Green. Executors — wife, and brother Thomas 
Kitchen. Witnesses — Jean Robins, George Baylis, John Lewis. Proved 
August 12, 1745. Lib. 5, p. 160. 

1744, Jan. 29. Knowles, Stephen, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r, 
Jacob Spicer. Fellow bondsman — John Eldredge. Both of County 
aforesaid. Witnesses — John Smith, Henry Young. 

Cape May Wills, 118 E. 

1744-5, Jan. 2, 7. Inventory of personal estate, ( £34.07.08 y 2 ) ; made by 
John Eldredge, Robert Parsons. 

1746, July 25. Account. Moneys paid to Daniel Crowell, Charles Galle- 
haughn, Hollener Gallehaughn, Samuel Crowell, Jacob Hughes, Eliza. 
Evans, Reuben Swaine, John Paige, Elisha Hand, Silas Lupton, Benjamin 
Stites, Ebenezer Johnson, Barnabas Crowell, Joseph Paige, Cornelius 
Schillinks, Aaron Learning, Richard Downes, John Oakford, Joseph Whill- 
den, David Whillden, John Bancraft, John Eldredge, Nathan Hand, An- 
thony Elvird, Sarah Spicer, Samuel Eldredge, Enos Schillinks, Henry 
Young, John Grandal, Joseph Scattergood, Ezekiel Mulford, Elijah Hughes, 
Nathaniel Norton, Benjamin Crawford, Abigail Stites, Joshua Stites, Barn- 
abas Crowell, Benjamin Laughton, Samuel Bancraft, Daniel Stilwill, etc. 

1746, May 29. Kones, Nicholas, of the Mountains in Somerset Co.; 



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will of. Wife, Cathrine. Sons — Jacob (oldest), Michael ("whom I 
ordain my sole executrix of this my last will and testament and heir 
of all lands, etc., I now live on"), and Adam. Daughters — Barba Men- 
ton, Margret Harsough, Elizabeth Ranger, Mary Harpending. Execu- 
tors — Robert Bolmer, Thomas Aten. Witnesses — John Bolmer, Al- 
bert Bolmer, P. (Patrick) Boyle. Proved 15 Oct., 1746. 

Lib. D., p. 414. 
1746, Oct. 14. Inventory of personal estate, £45.6.7; of real estate, 106 
acres, £75 ; made by George Auston, John Kastner. 

1744. Jan. 13. Kookandall, Jacobus, of Walpack Township, Morris 
Co., yeoman; will of. Mother, Sarah Kookandall, to be maintained 
out of the estate during widowhood. £200 to be divided equally, after 
ten years, among seven of my brothers and sisters, viz: Margaret 
Free, Dena Decker, Marica Fanning, Nathaniel, Christina, Abraham, 
and Sarah Kookandall. My wife, Aleday, and my three children, 
Jacob, Sarah and Abraham Kookandall, to have equally rest of my 
estate. Executors — my uncle, Peter Kookandall, living at Fish Kill, 
Orange Co., New York, Saml. Green, of Grinedge Township, Morris 
Co., husbandman. Witnesses — Adam Dingemanse, Andrus Dingman. 
Proved 8 April, 1746. Lib. 5, p. 232. 

1746-7, Feb. 17. Kouwenhoven, William Ws„ of Windsor Town- 
ship, Middlesex Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Margret. Children — 
William (eldest and under age), Garret, Ann, Nelly, Sarah, David. 
Executors — wife, William Covenhoven, of Flatlands, Long Island, Al- 
bert Schenck. Witnesses — Albert Schenck, Cornelius Covenhoven, 
Derrick Sutphen, Joseph Skelton. Proved Oct. 29, 1747. Lib. 5, p. 376. 

1747, June 17. Inventory, £280.2.0 ; made by Derrick Sutphen, Joseph 
Skeleton and Cornelius Covenhoven. 

1748-9, March 3. Kroesen, Cornells, of Burlington Township, Bur- 
lington Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Catharine, and daughter Adriana, 
all real and personal estate. Wife, sole executrix. Witnesses — An- 
dries Meyer, Jun'r, Cornelius Meyer, Casparus Schuyler, Jun'r. Proved 
April 8, 1749. Lib - 6 > P- 66 - 

1749, April 7. Inventory of the personal estate, £324.6.1 ; made by 
Zebulon Brown and William Follwell. 

1733. March 29. Kyp (Kipp), Henry (Hendicus), of Middletown 
Township, Monmouth Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Williamkee. 
Charles Hubbs and Major Leonard, creditors. Land in Freehold. 
Executors — Benjamin Vancleave, of Freehold, Honnas Lyester and 
Cornelius Waycoffe, of Middletown. Witnesses — Cornelius Couwen- 
hoven, Hendrick Hendrickson, Robert Dodsworth. Proved April 16, 
1734. Lib. B, p. 501. 

1734, April 20. Inventory of the estate, appraised at the house of 
Jacob Waycoffe, Middletown (£28.11.0), includes money scales and 
weights, 22 lasts, shoemaker's tools and bench, box full of books, two 
swords. Made by William Bowne, Elias Covenhoven, Henricus Hend- 
rickson. 

1734, May 10. Additional inventory, taken at Freehold (£400.18), in- 
cludes a Dutch Testament; plantation of 200 acres sold for £395. Made 
by Walter Wilson, John Morris, Andrew Crawford. 

1735, Oct. 9. Inventory of other goods not found before, £1.18.0 ; made 
by Samuel Job, Hendrick Suydam, John Henderson. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS I73O-I75O 287 

1737, August 2. Account. Mentions bonds, etc., of Charles Hubbs, 
Samuel Leonard, Peter Lyster. 

1730, 11 mo. (Feb), 4 da. Ladd, John, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth, to have 300 acres in Greenwich 
Township, near Stephen Jones*. Sons — Eldest, Samuel, deceased (had 
children), Jonathan, deceased (had children), and John, youngest, 
to have the home land (500 acres), Proprietary Rights to take up land 
in Burlington and town of Gloucester, and all other lands. Grand- 
daughter — Mary Parker, 875 acres near Neshaning Creek in Amwell 
Township, Hunterdon Co. In case of her death without issue, same 
shall be divided equally between my son John and my daughter, 
Katherine Ladd, who shall possess the 300 acres called Raven Rock 
above the falls on or near the Delaware River, in Amwell Township, 
Hunterdon Co., together with 506 acres near Mantoes Creek, Deptford 
Township, Gloucester Co., and 300 acres near Allmon Creek, Deptford 
Township. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, and son John Ladd. Wit- 
nesses — Jacob Usher, Joseph Drinker, Rowland Rice, Thomas Potter. 

1733, June 1. Codicil. Whereas my wife, Elizabeth, is deceased, the 
said 300 acres in Greenwich Township shall descend equally to my son 
John Ladd and to my daughter Katherine Ladd. Witnesses — Clement 
Hall, Malachi Davis, Rachel Black. Affirmed 20 March, 1739 ; 10 May, 
1740. Lib. 4, p. 224. 

, , — . Inventory (£432.6.8) includes silver & gold money 

(£22.13.1%), carpenter's tools, corn in ground, oxen, 13 cows, 5 calves, 
etc. Appraisers — Samuel Lippincott, Joshua Lord. 

1731, 2nd mo. (Apr.), 5th da. Ladd, Jonathan, of Deptford Town- 
ship, Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Ann, sole executrix and 
to have the income from personal and real estate until children are 
of age. Son, Samuel, to have the plantation. Daughter, Elizabeth, 
and an unborn child (if a son to have the plantation in case of Sam- 
uel's death without lawful issue). If all children die without issue 
under age, then my cousin, Joseph Ladd, second son of my deceased 
brother, Samuel Lad, to have the aforesaid plantation, he to pay £30 
to his three sisters, Sarah, Debrough and Kathron. Legacy to Sarah 
Lad, cousin. Supervisors — my brother-in-law, Samuel Lippincott, 
and John Wood. Witnesses — William Vaughn, Thomas Potter, Josa. 
Lord. Affirmed 10 June, 1731. Lib. 3, p. 132. 

1737, March 30. Ladd, Joseph, of Gloucester Co., ward, petition of. 

Gloucester Wills, 434 H. 

1735, March 9. Ladd, Mathevr, of Deptford Township, Gloucester 
Co., cordwinder; will of. Brother, Joseph (when 21) my plantation on 
Timber Creek and all my lands. Sisters — Deborah and Katherine 
Ladd (both under 21). Executors — esteemed friends and uncles, John 
Ladd and Joseph Parker. Witnesses — William Shute, Mary Grifits, 
Saml. Sharp. Affirmed 9 March, 1736. 

1736, March 9. Letters Testamentary granted John Ladd in the absence 
of Joseph Parker, etc. Lib. 4, p. 90. 

1728, Oct. 10. Laing, John, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Children — John, David, Sarah, Elizabeth, Margaret, Ann, Martha, 
Mary, Christian, Isaac, Abraham, and -Jacob, all under age. £10 
towards building a Meeting House. Executors — wife, Elizabeth, 
brother William Laing, and Abraham Shotwell. Real and personal 



288 NEW JERSEY COLONIAL DOCUMENTS 

estate. Witnesses — William Nicholas, Benjamin Smith, William Web- 
ster. Proved June 14, 1731. Lib. B, p. 217. 

174::. r>th mo. (July). Ti. Lalnff, Snmuel, of Piscataway, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Monthly meeting at Woodbridge, £8.8. Son, John, at 21 

years. Wife Laing. Real and personal estate. Executors — 

friends John Shotwell, John Vail, Jun'r, Stephen Vail. Witnesses — 
Sarah Smith, Abraham Shotwell, John Hepburn. Proved Aug. 9, 1742. 

Lib. C, p. 527. 

1735. June 13. Lain*;, William, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. In the 55th year of his age. Children — William, John, 
Samuel, George, Benjamin, Jane and Anne. Land in Essex Co. 100 
acres at Woodbridge, joining lands of Isaac Drake. Salt meadow, 
joining old Bloomfields and Samuel Moore's corner. Mortgage on 
Charles Gillinan's plantation. Deed of gift to youngest son, Benja- 
min, March 15, 1734. Executors — son, Samuel, daughter Jane, and 
friend John Kinsey. Witnesses — Isaac Drake, Samuel Drake, Daniel 
Drake. Proved Jan. 23, 1735-6. Lib. C, p. 42. 

1731, Feb. 13. Lamb, Jacob, of Northampton, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man. Account of Anne Lamb, widow and executrix, showing pay- 
ments to Peter Bard, Esq., Rich'd Eayre, Ju'r, Rich'd Smith, Jun'r, 
John Prickett, Samuel Bustill, Joseph Wills, Eliza. Humphrys, Charles 
Weston, Zachariah Rosell, Henry Clothier, Ann Alcott, Thomas Hun- 
lock, George Willis, Joseph Endecott, Wm. Prickett, Mr. Edw'd R. 
Price, atty-at-law (in full of his fees for prosecuting an action ag'st 
Gervas Hall in the Supreme Court), Mathew Champion. (For will, 
see N. J. Archives, Vol. 23, p. 279). 

1749, July 8. Lamb, Joseph, of Somerset Co., clergyman; will of. 
Wife, Sarah, "all that land I had with her at marage situate in 
Glossenbery and Wethersfield in Conectecot Govermt in New Eng- 
land." Son, John David Lamb (not 21), to have all lands. Daughters 
— Lydia Clark, Elizabeth Wade, Patience Beidle, Sarah Badgly, Marcy 
and Jemime Lamb. Executors — wife, Sarah, and Moses Ayres. Wit- 
nesses — John Ayers, Samuel Brown, Brice Rikey. Proved 8 August, 
1749. Lib. E, p. 317. 

174S, Nov. 18. Lambert, Hannah, of Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co.; will of. Sons — Solomon and David. Grandsons — John and Sam- 
uel Lambert. Granddaughters — Joanna and Margaret Lambert. Real 
and personal estate. Executor — friend Isaac Winans. Witnesses — 
John Baker, Joshua White, Jonathan Hampton. Proved Dec. 22, 
1748. Lib. E, p. 230. 

1748, Nov. 23. Inventory of personal estate, (£232.06.09), includes 
cash due from John Spining. Made by Thomas Clarke, Jona. Hamton. 

1750, May 22. Account showing payments to Joseph Hanes, Thomas 
Givin, Thomas Coddington, Thos. Clarke, Ephraim Terrill, Jun'r, Sam'll 
Lambert and David Lambert (for keeping Solomon). 

1737, Oct. 6. Lambert, John, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Hannah, to care for my infirm son, Solomon. Other 
sons — John, Richard and David. Grandson — John Lambert (son of my 
eldest son John), lands purchased of Capt. Ebenezer Lyon, Samuel 
Miller, Richard Miller, Jonas Wood and Benjamin Bond, Esq.; land 
at Piles Creek which my father, Roger Lambert, purchased of Barna- 



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bas Wines; land purchased of William Darby; land my father pur- 
chased of John Decent. Executors — wife, Hannah, and friend John 
Spinning-. Witnesses — Jonathan Woodruff, Ephraim Terrill, Jun'r, 
Thomas Chapman. Proved Nov. 10, 1738. Lib. C, p. 222. 

1746, Nov, 30. Lambert, Margaret; will of. Brother, Thomas Cad- 
wallader, executor, and his children, Martha, John, Lambert and Mary 
Cadwallader, to have plantation where William Duglis lived. Cousins 
— Hannah Adams and Peggy Stevenson. Lands belonging to estate 
of testatrix's father to her three sisters, Elizabeth Biles, Hannah 
Cadwallader and Achsah Lambert. Witnesses — D. Martin, Benjamin 
Biles, John Jones. Proved July 14, 1749. 

Hunterdon Wills, Lib. 7, p. 11. 

1732, 12th day, 12th mo. (Feb.). Lambert, Thomas, of Nottingham, 
Burlington Co.; will of. Wife, Ann, in lieu of dower, £500. Grand- 
children — Thomas and Margaret Biles, tract in Amwell, Hunterdon 
Co. Sisters — Hannah Hodge and Ruth Adams. Nephews — Samuel, 
Thomas and Benjamin Biles. By decease of my bro., John Lambert, 
I became heir at law to a plantation in Bucks Co., Penna., which I 
have sold to Thomas Yardley, of same Co. Remainder of estate to my 
four daughters — Elizabeth Biles, Hannah, Achsah and Margaret, 
whom I appoint executrices. Witnesses — Isaac Watson, John Wil- 
liams. 

1732, 12th day, 12th mo. (Feb.). Codicil. Sister, Hannah Hodge, of 
Philada., widow, all my right to a certain tract in New Hanover. Same 
witnesses. Proved June 12, 1733. Lib. 3, p. 327. 

1733, 27th day, 6th mo. (Aug.). Inventory of the personal estate, 
£4837.5.9 ; made by Edmd. Beakes and Wm. Biles. Includes purse, ap- 
parel and watch, £170.1.7 ; plate, £17.16 ; servants — James Price, Mar- 
garet Warner, Kathrin Poland, Francis Lewis, Hendrix Pout ; negroes, 
Jemy, Dick, Hagar and mulatto boy, and an Indian called Peter. Bonds 
and bills in the desk, £1766.1.7. 

1735, Dec. 19. Lambson, Thomas, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Ann. Son, Mathias, all my lands, he paying £40 
apiece to my sons Michael and Daniel. Legacies to daughter, Elenor 
Pennington, son Thomas and daughter Mary Elwell. Remainder of 
personal estate divided among my three sons, Mathias, Michael and 
Daniel. Executors — wife, and son Mathias. Witnesses — John Phil- 
pot, Mathias Johnson, Earick GillJohnson. Proved 4 Jan., 1735. 

Lib. 4, p. 61. 

1735, Dec. 31. Inventory (£112.10.1) includes cattle and fodder, silver 
shirt buttons. Appraisers — Sinick Sinnickson, Thos. Miller. 

1732, Dec. 29. Lane, Anthony, Esq., of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Bond of Robert Burnett, of Perth Amboy, as administrator. 
Adam Hay, fellow bondsman. Lib. B, p. 340. 

1750-1, Feb. 5. Langerfelt, John, of Lebanon twsp., Hunterdon co. 
Inventory of the personal estate, £291.6.0, made by Ralph Smith and Bal- 
tis Pickel. 

1750-1, Feb. 20. Administration granted to Christian Langerfelt, widow, 
with Baltis Pickel as fellow bondsman. 

1756, May 31. Accounts (two) of the estate by his widow, Christian 
Lambert, late Christian Langerfelt. Hunterdon Wills, 298 J. 

1733, Feb. 5. Langevelt (Longfleld), Cornelius, Esq., of Raritan, 



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Middlesex Co.; will of. Son, Henry, and his son, Thomas Long-field. 
Grandson. Thomas, eldest son of son-in-law Thomas Lawrence of 
Philadelphia, to have my daughter Rachel's portion, Grandson, John, 
son of son-in-law William Cox, the portion of daughter Catherine. 
Or to the second son, Thomas. Grandchildren — Cornelius, Obediah, 
Thomas and Mary, children of daughter Elizabeth, deceased, late wife 
of Obediah Bowne of Monmouth Co., Esq., deceased. Wife, Mary, 
sole executrix. Land I bought of heirs of Robert Barclay, Esq., 
dec'd, in conjunction with Mr. John Johnston, dec'd. and George 
Willocks, dec'd. Son, Henry, lands by deeds of Feb. 22, 1720, and May 
12. 1731. Witnesses — Peter Sonmans, Sarah Sonmans, Thomas Stil- 
well. Proved Dec. 24, 1734. Lib, B, p. 577. 

1734-5. Feb. 21. Inventory of personal estate. £889.0.0; made by Ed- 
ward Antill and Dirck Schuyler. 

173.">, March 27. LaiiKley, Thomas, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'x, Mary Langley (relict of). Bondsman — Nathaniel Jenkins. 
Both of said county. Witnesses — John Green, Danl. Mestayer. 

Lib. 4, p. 2. 

1734-5, Feb. 17. Inventory (£58.9) includes cattle, sheep and swine. 
Appraisers — John Remington, Nathl. Jenkins. 

1735, Dec. 20. Account of Mary Langley "of Cohansey." Paid to John 
Shaw, Recompense Hand, John Green, William Watson, Samuel Fithian, 
Francis Simpkins, John Blackwood, Joseph Wheaten, Charles Campbel, 
John Brick, Peter Long, John Peck, John W r right, Stephen Mulford, Ben- 
jamin Mulford. Mr. Matthew, Mr. Clement Hall. 

1749, April 13. LaiininK, Samuel, of Burlington Co. Inventory of 
the personal estate, £67.19.6; made by John Deacon and John Antram. 

1749, April 19. Administration on estate granted to Anne Lanning, 
widow of Northampton. George Elkinton, of same, yeoman, fellow bonds- 
man. Lib. 6, p. 332 ; Lib. 7, p. 98. 

1747. Feb. 26. Laren (Larou, Laraw), Abraham, of Hopewell, Hun- 
terdon Co., within the corporation of Trenton, yeoman; will of. Wife, 
Harmekie. Children — Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Susannah (wife of 
Cornelius Slack), Altie, Catran and Mary. Executors — wife, and son 
Abraham. Witnesses — Robert Akers, William Wood, Andrew Smith. 
Proved Feb. 15, 1749-50. Lib. 6, p. 303. 

1749, Feb. 14. Inventory of the estate (£391.8.9) includes gun and 
sword. Made by Andrew Smith and Robert Akers. 

1732, Jan. 24. Larew (Laroue, Larue), David, of Hopewell, Hunter- 
don Co., yeoman. Int. Inventory of estate (£116.1.6) includes bonds, 
etc., of Richard Farman, Robert Comb, William Larrans, Robert Acres, 
Thomas Morrel, Joseph Reed, John Hunt, John Titus, Edward Borrous. 
Made by Andrew Smith and Joseph Price. 

1732, Feb. 6. Bond of Abraham Larue, of Hunterdon Co., as adminis- 
trator. Peter Larue and Daniel Larue, of same place, sureties. 

1734. May 18. Account. Mentions Peter Larue, Isaac Larue, Thomas 
McClehan, Joseph Reed, Robert Acres, Henry Haldern, Thomas Yardley, 
Joseph Price, Executors of Daniel Howell, Roger Woolverton, James 
Larue, Robert Combs, Daniel Larue, John Phillips, George Ely, Francis 
Chamburst, Thomas Smith, Jonathan Smith, Sarah Hooffe, Andrew Smith. 
Also moneys paid to following, as distributive parts of the estate : James, 



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Daniel and Peter Laroue, Jane Praull, Isaac Laroue and Abraham Laroue, 
the accountant. Lib. 3. p. 287. 

1750, 28th day, 5th mo. (July). Large, Samuel, Jun'r, of Chester- 
field, Burlington Co.; will of. All estate to my daughters, Sarah and 
Mary; but if they should die under age then % to the children of my 
two brothers and sisters, and the other half to the children of Wil- 
liam Murfin. My maid, Mary Rick, to be bound to a taylor's trade. 
Executors — brother, Robert Large, and brother-in-law William Mur- 
fin. Witnesses — Abra'm Brown, Joseph Thorn, Deborah Bunting. 
Proved Aug. 6, 1750. Lib. 6, p. 342. 

1750, Aug. 28. Inventory of the personal estate, £240.6.8 ; made by 
Abraham Brown and William Bunting. 

1749, April 7. Larrison, William, of New Brunswick, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Children — James, William, Thomas, John and George Larri- 
son. Real and personal estate. Executors — son, John, and son-in-law 
David Stout. Witnesses — Jediah Higgins, Samuel Neilson, Ro. Rolfe. 

1749, April 7. Codicil. Daughters — Elizabeth Stout, Martha Hide, Mary 
Higgnis, Rebeckah Brittain, Deborah Shippey and Keziah Vantilborrow. 
Witnesses — Jediah Higgins, Samuel Neilson, Ro. Rolfe. Proved May 30, 
1749. Lib. 6, p. 70. 

1736, Oct. 30. Laurence, Edward (son of George, of Greenwich, 
Gloucester Co., deceased), ward; petition of, with the consent of his 
mother, Elizabeth Laurence, "much indisposed." Guardian — Mr. Tim- 
othy Raines, Penns Neck, Salem Co. Lib. 4, p. 67. 

1742, Dec. 6. Law, John, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'r, Ben- 
jamin Bispham, Penns Neck, store-keeper and principal creditor. 
Bondsman — Elisha Basset, of Piles Grove, farmer. Witness — Thos. 
Jones. Lib. 4, p. 378. 

1742, Dec. 6. Renunciation. Mary Law, relict of John Law, in favor 
of Benjamin Bispham as adm'r. 

1742, Dec. 1. Inventory, £28.12; made by Elisha Basset, Thos. Graves. 

1736, June 10. Lawrence, Joseph, of Middlesex Co., about 16 years 
of age. Bond of Joseph Rolph, of Essex Co., and Thomas Rattoone, 
of Middlesex Co., as guardians. Lib. C, p. 101. 

1739, June 23. Lawrence, Joseph, of Manasquan, in Shrewsbury, 
Monmouth Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Rachel. Son, William. Four 
youngest sons, Joseph, James, Benjamin and Elisha, meadow on the 
beach this side the Great Hill against Matetakung river. Wife's 
sons, John and David Curtiss, part of lands at Barnegat beach. 
Propriety Right to eight children — Hannah, William, Faith, Joseph, 
James, Sarah, Benjamin and Elisha. Executors — wife, and sons Ben- 
jamin and Elisha. Witnesses — Elisha Stout, Isaac Herbert, Peter 
Parker, Henry Newport, William Worth. Proved May 12, 1743. 

Lib. D, p. 56. 

1743, April 25. Inventory of the estate. £38.9.3 ; made by Elisha Stout 
and Peter Parker. 

1737, May 26. Lawrence, Robert, of Somerset Co., glazier. Int. 
Bond of Thomas Haddon, of Woodbridge, carpenter, principal credi- 
tor, as administrator on the estate. P. Kearny, fellow bondsman. 

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17;i:t-4. March ll>. Linvrenrr, William, of Nottingham, Burlington 
Co.. waterman. Int. Inventory of the personal estate, £48.17.3 Ms ; 
made by Cha: Clark and Tho. Barnes. 

1734. May 7. Deborah Lawrence, widow, renounces her right to admin- 
istration on estate to uncle. Thomas Burroughs, and Aaron Jenkins, two 
of the principal creditors. 

1734, May 27. Administration granted to Thomas Burroughs and Aaron 
Jenkins. Charles Clark, of Hunterdon Co., cooper, fellow bondsman. 

1734, Dec. 20. Account of administrators showing payments to Joseph 
Yard, Mr. Kinsey, Francis Bowes, Esq., Thomas Yardley, Sam'l Bustill, 
Alexander Woodrop, Wm. Morris, Thomas McClehan, and a judgment 
against deceased at the suit of Thomas Lawrence and Thomas Sober. 

Burlington Wills, 2727-44 C. 

1741. Feb. 20. Lawrence, William, of Middletown, Monmouth Co.; 
will of. Being in the eighty-fourth year of my age. Grandson, Wil- 
liam, son of Richard Lawrence, deceased, 36 acres at Barnegat, being 
part of Thomas Cooper's lot. Grandson, William, son of John Law- 
rence deceased, 100 acres on Hop river. Granddaughter, Jane Law- 
rence, daughter of John, deceased, 80 acres adjoining Peter Tilton's. 
Daughter, Elizabeth Hartshorne, half of Propriety Right and land 
near Metecunk, and large Concordance. Daughter, Hannah Herbert; 
land and next great Bible. Son, Thomas, largest old Bible, surveyor's 
instruments and £5. Two eldest grandsons, 20 sh. Executors — broth- 
ers Joseph and Benjamin Lawrence, son-in-law William Hartshorne, 
daughter Elizabeth, and son Robert. Witnesses — James Seabrook, 
Thomas Cooper, Andrew Bowne, William Hartshorne, Junior, Thomas 
Hartshorne. Proved Nov. 22, 1750. Robert Lawrence, Esquire, one 
of the executors qualified same day, "three of the others being dead." 

Lib. E, p. 523. 

1751, May 11. Inventory of the estate (of "William Lawrence, Es- 
quire") taken at the house of Robert Hartshorne, in Middletown (£16.2.0), 
includes 11 silver spoons. Made by Samuel Bowne and Thomas Hart- 
shorne. 

1740, August 30. Lavrrie, James, of Upper Freehold Township, 
Monmouth Co., yeoman; will of. Son, William, land in Upper Free- 
hold, where said son dwells, bought of Anthony Woodward, Senior, 
gentleman. Children of son William — James, William, Thomas and 
Elizabeth. Son, Thomas, plantation near Allentown, where Thomas 
dwells. Eldest daughter, Sarah. Younger daughter, Elizabeth. £2 
to Quakers Meeting House near Crosswicks Bridge. Books to said 
four children. Executors — sons William and Thomas. Witnesses — 
Benjamin Fowler, William and Thomas Lawrie. Proved Nov. 3, 1741. 

Lib. 4, p. 297. 

1740, Nov. 12. Inventory of estate, ("of James Lawrie, carpenter"), 
£59.15.0; made by Benjamin Fowler. 

1741, March 10. Lnwson, Roger, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., tailor; 
will of. Son, John. Eldest son, James; other children, Rodger, 
Elizabeth, and William. Executor — Andrew Reed of Trenton, mer- 
chant. Witnesses — Alexander Chambers, Joseph Morrow, Charles 
Hoff, Jr. (Not probated). 

1742, May 8. Another will of Rodger Lawson, of Trenton, tailor. Chil- 
dren — John, James (eldest son), Rodger, Elizabeth, William. "Indentures 
which are upon my son William and my daughter Elizabeth may be dis- 



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posed of by George Lawson, to pay himself for their passage from Ire- 
land." Executor — Andrew Reed, of Trenton, merchant. Witnesses — Thomas 
Swaffer, Gilbeart Gaa and Charles Hoff, Jr. Proved May 24, 1742. 

Lib. 4, p. 339. 
1744, July — . Account of executor, mentions John Clark, William Plas- 
kett. David Martin, Esquire, William Moore, Colonel Daniel Coxe (by Jno. 
Coxe, Esquire), Davis & Lawson, Jno. Allen, Isaac Huchinson, Robert 
Spencer, Francis Bowes, James Shey (or They), Theo's. Severns, John 
Hart. Jr., William Morris, James Rutherford, George Davis, Stacy Beakes, 
Joseph Paxton, Joseph Higby, Charles Axford. 

1733, April 9. Laycon, Andrew, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Adm'r, Michael Lycon. Bondsman — Thomas Thackery. 
All of aforesaid county, yeomen. Gloucester Wills, 170 H. 

1733, March 29. Laycon, Zaeharias, of Gloucester Co., will of. 

Brothe'rs "Mounce" (his eldest daughter Catherine when 21 to have 

the plantation), Michael (his eldest daughter one of my best beds), 
and Nicholas, appointed executor and to pay the money due the 
Loan office, and to have the residue of my estate. Witnesses — 
Michael Laycon, Dinah Cox, Constantine Wood. Affirmed 8 June, 
1733 Gloucester Wills, 170 H. 

1733, April 9. Inventory (£24.16.6) includes bed given to Ellen Lycon, 
"sith and sword," Bible and books. Appraisers — William Wilkins, Con- 
stantine Wood. Signed by "Dinah Cox, Admx." 

1733, June 8. Dinah Cox, Adm'x of the within named Zaeharias Lycon 
deceased, upon articles left unadministered by Michael Laycon, his 
brother. 

1733, io. Inventory of Andrey and Zakryas Leken, both broth- 
ers, deceased, Deptford, Gloucester Co. (£56.3.0). Appraisers — Benjamin 
Wait, Edward Willson. 

1750, May 9. Layton, John, of Morris Co. Int. Adm'x, Anne Lay- 
ton (relict of). Bondsman — Jacob Carle, of Morris Co. 

Lib. E, p. 397. 

1750, May 21. Inventory, £190-13-11 ; made by Samuel Brown, Timy. 
Stoughton. 

1740, Sept. 14. Layton, Thomas, of Lower Freehold, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Inventory of the estate (£170.1.0) includes bonds of Christopher 
and Peter Romine, Anthony Pintard, Jacob Emons, Francis and John 
Masters; negro man (£0.10.0); negro woman (£5), negro boy Mink 
(£35), negro boy Titus (£35), 2 guns. Made by John Williams, John 
and Thomas Layton. 

1740, Sept. 16. Bond of Joseph Williams and Peter Romyn, of Lower 
Freehold township, yeomen, as administrators. John Williams and Law- 
rence Vanclieffe, of same place, yeoman, fellow bondsmen. (Joseph Wil- 
liams having married Sarah, and Peter Romyne married Rachel, daugh- 
ters of the deceased). Lib - 4 - P- 256 - 

1750, Oct. 12. Layton, Thomas, of Somerset Co., yeoman. Int. Ad- 
ministration on estate granted to William Layton, brother. Fellow 
bondsmen, Richard FitzRandolph. Lib. E, p. 457. 

1750, Oct. 12. Renunciation of Ledey, widow of Thomas Layton, in 
favor of deceased's brother, William Layton. Witness — John Layton. 

1750, Oct. 25. Inventory of personal estate, £30.3.0; made by Ebenr. 
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1731. April 10. I.njton. William, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Wife, Mary, land, negroes, etc., for life. Cousin, Wil- 
liam Layton, Junior, son of testator's brother, Samuel Layton, of 
Freehold, yeoman, land bought of William Scott. Executors — friends 
Jonathan Forman, Esquire, and William Madock, trader, of Mon- 
mouth County. Witnesses — James Stanly, George Seemur and Mary 
Romine. Proved May 15, 1735. Lib. C, p. 33. 

1734, Feb. 5. Inventory of estate (£104.17.0) includes negro man and 
woman (£40). Made by Joseph Throckmorton, David Cleayton, Joseph 
Taylor. 

1743, Oot. 15. Learning, Aaron, St., of Cape May Co., yeoman; will 
of. Wife, Lydia. Son, Jeremiah Learning, to have all the land where- 
on I live, between the land of David Cresse and John Shaw's Creek, 
beginning at the easternmost corner of said land at Cresse's Creek, 
running up said Creek to David Cresse's land, then to the head of 
my said land to land surveyed for me by Henry Young, Esq., bound- 
ed by the lines of said survey across the heads of David Cresse's, 
James Cresse's and Nathan Hand's lands, until it comes to a direct 
line northeast to an oak tree in the Great Savannah, near the road 
side, which goes from said land where I now live to the Bay Side. 
Son, Aaron Learning, Junior, all my lands at the Bay Side, between 
the land of the heirs of Lewis Cresse, deceased, and the land of 
Nathan Hand; also all the above mentioned survey not herein given 
to my son Jeremiah, made by Henry Young, Esq. Sons, Jeremiah and 
Aaron, the saw mill on Manatico at Prince Maurice's River, Salem 
Co.; also my lands near the said river in Salem County, or any of 
the Branches thereof, and at the Beach and Island, known as Nummy's 
Island. Daughter, Elizabeth Learning, all my land and marsh at 
Goshen, between Dennis Creek and Goshen Creek; one tract of 200 
acres which I purchased of Yelverton Crowell; another tract and 
marsh purchased of the West New Jersey Society; also all other lands 
which I surveyed by virtue of a right of Propriety; also all other 
lands I own, lying between Dennis Creek and Goshen Creek, and 
Cedar swamp and marsh near Beaver pond, which is of the land sur- 
veyed for Colonel Daniel Coxe and Jacob Spicer, till it comes to 
Denises' Creek. The residue of my land, marsh and cedar swamp at 
the southward or eastward of Stipson's Island, East Creek, or any of 
the branches thereof, between that and Cape May, and all my land, 
marsh, timber and Beach belonging to Seven and Five Mile Beach, 
and my Proprietary Rights not returned and recorded, I bequeath 
equally to my three children, Aaron Learning, Junr., Jeremiah and 
Elizabeth. Executors — my three children Aaron, Junr., Jeremiah and 
Elizabeth. Witnesses — Thomas Eldridge, William Eldridge, Esther 
Eldridge. Proved April 20, 1747. Lib. 6, p. 266. 

1747, April 16, 17, 18. Inventory of personal estate (£1174.18.8), in- 
cludes: cash (£163.18.2), 12 negroes (£316), a compleat set of the Statutes 
at Large, mostly gilt and bound in quarto (£24), other law books (£32.6.), 
books of Phisick (£3.1.6), books of Divinity, Logick, Learning, History, Di- 
vertion, etc. (£17.10.6). Debts due from Sam Land, Geo. Keen, John Ross, 
Att'y, (recovered from David Forman), 19 horses and mares (£99), 8 pr. 
oxen, 192 cows, steers and other cattle (£329.17.0), 83 sheep (£20.15), one 
gun, 5 pistols, two cutlasses and a sword (£3.7), 2 watches, 3 anchors for a 
sloop, maritime implements, etc. (£76.16.2). Appraisers — Elisha Hand, 
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172S, March 20. LeBoyteuix, Gabriel, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Daughters — Catherine and Mary. Real and personal estate. 
Executors — wife, Constance, and son Paul LeBoyteuix. Witnesses — 
William Williamson, Peter Williamson, Alexander McDowall. Proved 
April 10, 1734. Lib. B, p. 499. 

174S-9, Feb. 13. Leckey, Thomas, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r, John 
Smith of Elsenbury, Salem County. Witnesses — Thos. Rue, Michl. 
Gibbon. 

1748-9, Feb. 13. Inventory (£92.13.1) of Thomas Leckey, of Elsen- 
brough. Appraisers — William Chandler, Thos. Rice. Lib. 6, p. 323. 

1742, Oct. 11. Lee, Adam, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co. Int. In- 
ventory of personal estate, £125.19; made by Ezekiel Bloomfield, Esq., 
and William Brown. 

1742, Oct. 12. Bond of John Lee, the brother, and William Spencer and 
Agnes his wife, the mother of said deceased, as administrators on the 
estate. William Britton, fellow bondsman. Lib. D, p. 10. 

1743, Sept. G. Lee, Joshua, of New Windsor, Middlesex Co. Bond 
of Hannah Lee, his widow, and Samuel Dove, of Freehold, yeoman, as 
administrators. Stephen Warne, fellow bondsman. Lib. D, p. 83. 

1743, Sept. 9. Inventory of personal estate (£105.12.6), includes bonds 
and bills due from Isaac FitzRandolph, Jonathan Gibben, Samuel Throp, 
Robert Fary, John Mount, Daniel Hankeson, John Throp, and his father. 
Made by Benjamin Sutton, John Morford and John Row. 

1748, Dec. 15. Leeds, Deborah, of Great Eggharbour, Gloucester Co., 
widow. Administration on estate granted to John Leeds and Japhet 
Leeds. Abild Leeds, yeoman, fellow bondsman. All of Great Egg- 
harbour. Lib. 6, p. 330; Lib. 7, p. 96. 

1744, July 17. Leeds, Felix, of Burlington Co., yeoman. Int. In- 
ventory of the personal estate, £772.14.7; made by Thomas Haines 
and Samuel Woolston. 

1744, July 18. Administration granted to Hannah Leeds and Isaac 
Leeds. Sam'l Woolston, fellow bondsman. All of Burlington Co. 

Lib. 5, p. 50. 

1747, Dec. 19. Leeds, Isaac, of Northampton, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Mother, Hannah Leeds, Brothers — Abraham and Titan. 
Plantation joining Thomas Haines and Benjamin Brown. Executor 
— brother Abraham. Witnesses — Samuel Woolston, Thomas Bishop, 
Jno. Duncan. Proved Feb. 23, 1747. Lib. 5, p. 403. 

1736, Feb. 5. Leeds, Japhet, of Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Deborah. Sons — Robert, land bought of Ben- 
jamin Jennings near a brook, formerly called Wigwam Creek, south- 
east to Holly Swamp brook; John, land, 200 acres, bought of his uncle 
Felix Leeds, by the south branch of Landing Creek; Japhet, the plan- 
tation I live on by the Bay northwest to Maple Swamp; Nehemiah, 
land adjoining Jeremiah Addams; James (youngest son), land bought 
of Benjamin Jennings, adjoining his brother Robert's; and Daniel, 
not 14. Daughters — Mary, eldest (alias Somers), Sarah, Deborah, 
Dorothy, Ann and Hannah. Cedar swamps on Bever Run and Pro- 
prietary Rights to the sons. Executors — sons John and Japhet. Wit- 
nesses — Jeremiah Adams, Abel Scull, Isaac Addams. Affirmed 15 
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1 74S. Nov. 4. Inventory, £213.17.3; made by Abel Scull, Joseph John- 
son. 

1741, April 2». Leeda, Thomas, of City of Burlington, cooper; will 
of. Paull Watkinson, present "dark" of Church of Burlington, lot 
and house where I now live, he paying to Revel Elton, of Northamp- 
ton, and Ann his present wife, my cousin, £10. Legacies to Mary 
(present wife of Paul Watkinson); the minister of the Church at 
Burlington; Samuel Lovett, shoemaker, and Mary, his present wife; 
Anthony Elton, shoemaker, the wife of Edward Cowgill; Mary, wife 
of Richard Yoe and the three daus. she had by Bethanah Leeds, viz., 
Elizabeth, Ann and Lucretia; John Sanders, "charemaker;" Elizabeth 
Pomptlett, late of Burlington; old Robert Nailer and Dority his wife; 
Edmund Jones, a lame joyner — all living in Burlington. Joseph 
Heulings, shoemaker, and Ann, his present wife, my Great Bible. 
Overseer of the highways of said City of Burlington, £4, towards 
moulding said highways. John Stockton, an old man in Springfield. 
Remainder of estate for poor folks and widows. Executors — John 
Allen, Esq., of Burlington, Paul Watkinson and Joseph Hulings. 
Witnesses^Simon Nightingale, Nicholas Toy, Isaac Hewlings, Jacob 
Sullivan, Isa. DeCow. 

1742, Feb. 20. Codicil. The legacy given to Elizabeth, wife of Ben- 
jamin Kemble. not to be paid, but the money he oweth me to pay the 
rent for the Minister of Burlington Church. £3 to be added to legacy of 
Joseph Hulings. Legacies to the three youngest children of Benjamin and 
Elizabeth Wheats, viz., Hannah, Dinah and Abigail. Witnesses — Caleb 
Raper, Joshua Raper, Isa. DeCow. Proved July 15, 1743. Lib. 4, p. 368. 

1743, July 5. Inventory of the personal estate, £178.13.5 ; made by 
Saml. Lovett and John Budd. Includes cash in the hands of Joseph Hul- 
ings, bond due from Benj. Kemble and Anthony Elton to go to the use 
of the Church, and an old Sword. 

1735, June 20. Leeds, William, of Middletown Township, Monmouth 
Co.; will of. Body to be buried by the body of his mother. Wife, 
Rebecca. Eldest brother, Thomas Leeds. Helpless brother, Daniel. 
Wife's children — Rebecca, Gracy and Ebenezer Applegate. Abigail 
Applegate, daughter of Richard Applegate. Jemimah Leeds, eldest 
daughter of Philo Leeds. John Leeds, of Egg Harbor. Elizabeth 
Chambers, daughter of Thomas Chambers, of Shrewsbury. Jacob 
Applegate. After decease of wife and brother Daniel, real estate 
to go to the Venerable and Honorable Society for the Propagation 
of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, for a perpetual glebe for use of a 
clergyman of Church of England to preach to the inhabitants of 
Middletown and Shrewsbury. Executors — Captain John Throckmor- 
ton, James Hutchings and John Bowne, Esquires. Witnesses — James 
Gibson, Richard Gibbons, John Coleman, Trustrum Inglis. 

Codicil (without date). Witnesses — John Ruckman, Els Grover, Thom- 
as Bodenham, James Rice. Proved Nov. 20, 1739. Lib. C. p. 308. 
1739, May - 1, and February 18, 1739-40. Inventory of the estate 
(£209.15.%), includes bond of Ebenezer Applegate, large Bible, the Con- 
ductor Generalis, book of Common Prayer, Dutch loom, quilling wheel, 
rattle brushes and Swift's three shuttles ; servant man named Thomas 
(£1) ; Dutch plow, cash in hands of Jehanas Polhemuls. Made by James 
Grover, Samuel Ogboren, Jehanas Swart. 

1749, March 30. Leek, Recompence, of Deerfield, Cumberland Co.; 



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■will of. Wife, Martha. Sons — John (20 shillings within one year), 
Samuel (100 acres, purchased of David Sayer's, joining Joseph Peck's 
line), Recompence, Junior, and Nathan (190 acres, purchased of Benj. 
Davison, Burlington Road, adjoining Thomas Nickalls and David 
Stratton's land). In case of death without lawful issue, survivor to 
enjoy same. Daughters — Abigail, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rachel and Han- 
nah, all under age. Executors — wife, Martha, and sons Recompence 
and Nathan, who shall bring up and provide for the four last named 
children. Witnesses — William Stratton, Robert Dare, Benj. Worton. 
Proved 18 Nov., 1749. Lib. 6, p. 287, 

1749, Nov. 16. Inventory of personal estate (£201.15.8) includes cattle,, 
and horses (£68.18.0), wheat on the ground. Appraisers — Charles Clark r 
Robert Dare. 

1749, Nov. 18. Certificate by Martha Leek that she is satisfied with the- 
will. Witnesses — Charles Clark, Benj. Worton. 

1748-9, March 3. Leforg, John, Jnn'r, of Piscataway, Middlesex 
Co., weaver; will of. Children — John, Nathaniel, David, Frances: 
Blackford, Sarah Leforg (under age). Real and personal estate. 
Executors — wife, Sarah, John Bound, Jun'r, and John Leforg, the 
third. Witnesses — Reune Runyon, Samuel Mackfarson, Zachariah 
Bonham. Proved March 30, 1749. Lib. E, p. 288. 

1748-9, March 15. Inventory of personal estate, £106 ; made by David 
FitzRandolph, and Reune Runyon. 

1740, June 12. Leigh, Joseph, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., 
butcher. Int. Bond of Philip Kearny, Esq., as administrator. John 
Doe, fellow bondsman. Lib. C, p. 346. 

1734, June 13. 1. eland. Adam, of Boston, in New England, merchant. 
Administration on estate granted to Edward Pierce, of City of Bur- 
lington, Esq. John Doe and Richard Roe, of same, gents, fellow 
bondsmen. Burlington Wills, Lib. 3, p. 420. 

1739, April 17. Leonard, Henry, of Shrewsbury Township, Mon- 
mouth Co., gent.; will of. Wife, Lydia. Son, Henry, land where 
testator lived bounded by John Throckmorton, Esquire, Edward Tay- 
lor, deceased, whortleberry bog, son Samuel, David Kelly; also part 
of old mill, alias five acre bogg mill and lands. If son, Henry, has no 
male issue, then to son Thomas. Daughter, Mary, £50 when aged 27 
years. Son, Samuel, old saw mill or Mine brook mill. Daughters, 
Sarah, bond from testator's son, Samuel, dated February 8, 1734, wit- 
nessed by John Fawcett and son Thomas Leonard. Daughter, Su- 
sannah, bond of son Samuel. Salt meadow at Mateetcunck. Red 
brook mill to son Thomas. Son, Henry, mare bought of Obadiah Her- 
bert. Daughter, Susannah, green plush bridle and saddle made by 
James Parker. Daughter, Parthenia Cook. Daughter, Margaret. 
Son, Henry, land surveyed for him by Jacob Dennis. If wife does not 
accept dowry of £25, testator's daughter, Elizabeth, to be excluded 
from share of residue of estate. Executors — brother, Samuel Leonard, 
brother-in-law Thomas Morford, and sons Samuel and Thomas. Wit- 
nesses — John Throckmorton, Junior, John Taylor, Robert Dodsworth. 
Proved Feb. 11, 1739-40. Lib. 3, p. 317. 

1739, July 25. Samuel Leonard, named as an executor of his brother, 
declined to serve. 

1739, May 8. Inventory of the estate (of "Henry Leonard, Esquire"), 
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Includes 2 negroes and their bedding, (£63), note of Michael Kenny, Es- 
quire, bond of John Cleyton, of Capefare. Made by Anthony Pintard, Aa. 

Forma n and David Kelley. 

I74S-J), Jan. 11. Leonard, Morris, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Real estate in Trenton to his mother, Ann Gould, and 
to his sisters, Mary Taylor, Frances Gould and Elisabeth Gould. 
Executrix, the mother. Witnesses — Peter Lott, Daniel Howell, Wil- 
liam Green. Proved Feb. 15, 1748-9. Lib. 31, p. 258. 

174::. Nov. 14. Leonard. Samuel, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth. Sons, Joseph and Thomas, lands at Black river 
and in Burlington County. Unborn child. Residue of estate to wife 
and daughters (not named). Executors — John Eatton and Joseph 
Wardell. Witnesses — Margaret Wardell, Joseph Eatton, John War- 
dell. Proved Feb. 16, 1742. (John and Joseph Wardell, Quakers). 

Lib. D, p. 68. 

1742. Dec. 20. Inventory of the estate (£376.19.06) includes servant 
man (£10.17). Made by Adam Brewer and Joseph Parker. 

1732. Dec. 11. Leonard, Stephen, Esquire, of New Hanover, Hunter- 
don Co., yeoman. Inventory of estate, including 3 perukes, wooden 
surveying compass, a musket, 2 powder horns, Dalton's Justice, 16 
small books of Divinity, one old clock and other brass, negro Peter 
(£12), parcel of iron ore in the forge, some loose tools in the forge. 
Made by Joseph Prudden and Caleb Fairchild. 

1732-3, Jan. 6. Bond of Comfort Leonard, of New Hanover, widow, 
as administratrix. Samuel Crosman and Joseph Hinds, of Hunterdon 
County, yeoman, sureties. Lib. 3, p. 240. 

1733, Sept. 14. Additional inventory includes debts due from Benjamin 
Hathay, John Nutman, Jonathan Stiles, Isaac Thomas, Morres Morrison, 
John Johnson, Humphrey Davenport, John Davenport, Solomon Mun- 
son, William Meier, Thomas Clarck, James Miley, Seth Hall, Benjamin 
Beach, Eunis Kilborn. Cristeen Johnson Jr., Samuel Crosman, Joseph 
Johnson, William Bradford, Joseph Ludley (or Lindley). 

1748, >ov. 7. LestranK, James, of Manington, Salem Co., weaver. 
Int. Adm'r, Andrew Ball. Bondsman — Davd. Morris. Witnesses — 
Danl. Mestayer, Michl. Gibbon. Lib. 6, p. 49. 

1748, Nov. 8. Inventory (£24) includes "To Susaney from Roy's Bord," 
10 shillings. Appraisers — John Smith, Archable Hamilton, (mark). 

1743, Sept. 15. Letts, Francis, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Sons — 
John, Abram, Peter and Francis. Francis Letts, Jun'r, eldest son of 
son William, deceased. Jeams, son of son Francis. David, son of 
John Bissord. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife, Mary, 
sons Francis and Peter. Witnesses — Henry Moore, Elisha Dunham. 
Proved Nov. 29, 1742. Lib. D, p. 88. 

1739-40, Feb. 27. Letts, William, of Middlesex Co., yeoman; will 
of. Children — Francis, John, Margratt and Mary Letts. Land join- 
ing Peter Sonmans, deceased, and Peter Tys, which I purchased of 
Ephraim Dunham. Executors — wife, Antie, and cousin, Peter Boke- 
low. Witnesses — Sam'll Walker, Peter Letts, N. Everson. Proved 
April 16, 1740. Lib. C, p. 330. 



CALENDAR OF WILLS — I73O-I75O 299 

1732. Nov. 30. Lewis, Edward, of Basking Ridge, Somerset Co. 
Administration on estate granted to Alice Lewis. Lib. B, p. 319. 

1740-1, Feb. 38. Lewis, James, of Bordingtown, Burlington Co.; 
will of. Wife, Abigail, sole executrix. Son, James, under age. Lota 
in Bordingtown bought of Joseph Jay and Charles Taylor; also plan- 
tation near Neshaminy, Bucks Co., Penna. Witnesses — Samuel Shourds, 
John Clayton, Thomas Folke. Proved March 28, 1741. 

Lib. 4, p. 274. 

1742-3, Feb. 15. Lewis, John, of Manington, Salem Co., husband- 
man; will of. Wife, Ruth, dower. Children — Joseph, Sarah, Eliza- 
beth, Mary and John, rest of the estate equally, as they come of age. 
Brother, William Roberts, trustee of the said children during their 
minority. Executor — son Joseph. Witnesses — Alexr. Simpson, Barna- 
bas Ashley. Sworn and affirmed, 26 March, 1743. Lib. 5, p. 51. 

1743, Dec. 3. Whereas Joseph Lewis aged about thirteen years, or 
thereabouts, was appointed sole executor in his father s will, letters of 
administration were granted to William Roberts (trustee). Bondsmen — 
John Roberts, James Holladay. Lib. 5, p. 52. 

1742-3, March 4. Inventory (£178.14.9) includes servant man and 
woman (£11), field of wheat, cattle, horses. Appraisers — Bartholomew 
Hyatt, Othniel Tomlinson. 

1744, May 11. Lewis, John, of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co., 
shingle maker; will of. Executors — Joseph Hedges, of Gloucester 
Township, yeoman, and Peter Marriage, of Deptford, Gloucester Co., 
laborer. Former to have 132 acres of that land called Squankum, 
Gloucester Co., and one-third of the personal; latter to have all my 
other improvements, land and cedar swamps, and two-thirds of the 
personal. Witnesses— Dad. Roe, James Valentine, Michael Fisher. 
Proved 11 June, 1744. 

1745, Oct. 17. Letters issued to aforesaid executors. Lib. 5, p. 133. 
1744, May 23. Inventory, £98.10.1 ; made by Michael Chew, Michael 

Fisher. 

1746. Sept. 10. Lewis, Mary (late Mary Bickham), of Gloucester 
Co. Int. Adm'r, Samuel Lewis, of Chester Co., Penna., yeoman. 
Bondsman — Abraham Chattin, of aforesaid County. 

Gloucester Wills, 333 H. 

1733, Dee. 21. Lewis, William, of Elsenburgh, Salem Co., labourer. 
Bond of, to Thomas Mason, of Salem, merchant, for £5.15.10. 

1734, Nov. 29. Bond of Thomas Mason, as administrator of the estate 
of William Lewis, with John Doe and Richard Doe, of Salem, gentlemen, 
as fellow bondsmen. 

1734, Dec. 26. Inventory of the estate, £2.3.0; made by Joseph Darkin 
and Edward Test. Salem Wills, 497 Q. 

1740, April 14. Light, Mary, of Middletown, Monmouth Co. Bond 
of Peter Le Conte, of Freehold, physician, principal creditor, as ad- 
ministrator. Joseph Eatton, of Shrewsbury, physician, fellow bonds- 
man. Lib. C, p. 332. 

1740, April 16. Inventory of the estate (£16.10.3) includes bonds of 
Benjamin Willson and Benjamin Chesterman. Made by James Hutchins 
and Hannus Swart. 

1741, April 16. Account mentions cash paid Joseph Eatton, Jacob 



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Trueax. 'William Deveny, Benjamin Chesterman and George Reid. Cash 
from Benjamin Willson. 

1748. April 7. Liming. William, of Upper Freehold, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman: will of. Wife, Deborah. Children — Daniel, John, Deborah, 
Lidah, Elizabeth and Sarah. Executors — wife, son Daniel and John 
Cox. Witnesses — John Limine:, Junior, James Reid and Joseph 
Cunningham. Proved Jan. 20, 1748. Lib. 6, p. 26. 

, . — . Inventory of the estate; £106.03.11 ; made by John 

Trout and Joseph Cunningham, Junior. 

1749-50. March 7. Lindsly, John, of Morristown, Morris Co., Esq.; 
-will of. Sons — Stephen (eldest), Junia, Caleb, John, Levi (minor), 
Demas (minor), Philip (minor). Daughters — Phebe and Hanna. Real 
and personal estate. Executors — My brother, Daniel, and my son 
Junia, both of Morristown. Witnesses — Caleb Fairchild, Thomas 
Miller, Timo. Johnes. Proved 5 April, 1750. Lib. E, p. 411. 

1750, April 2. I.in.Ulj (LindNley), Stephen, of the Borough of Eliza- 
beth, Essex Co. Int. Administration granted to Phebe Lindsley 
(relict), of the County of Morris. Bondsman — Joseph Wood, Jr. 

Lib. E, p. 408. 

1750, April 3. Inventory of personal estate (£488.18.05), includes 
bonds of Abel Day, Joseph Wood, Ebenezer Holleburd, David Powers, 
Daniel Roberts, John Prodden, Ebenezer Allen, Jona. Allen, Abner Beach, 
Adam Blackman, Thomas Johnson, Cornelius Cain, John Welshar, John 
Forster, Thomas Allason, Thomas Rite. Also debts due from Mathew Con- 
net, Thomas Morgan, John Pears, Zopher Bedford, Jacob Allen, Isaac 
Ball, John Muchmore, Abraham Stagg, Samuel Ross, John Carter, George 
Day, Henery Von Vollaman, William Miller, Sarah Hart, James Dody, 
Daniel Day. Made by Nath'll Bonnel, Benjamin Carter. 

1745-6, March 8. Line, William, Jun'r, of the Borough of Elizabeth, 
Essex Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Children — Joseph, Wil- 
liam, John, Mary, Rebeckah, Katherine and Martha. Real and per- 
sonal estate. Executors — son, Joseph, and John and Benjamin Miller. 
Witnesses — Joseph Atin, John Davis, William Nicholas. Proved May 
9, 1746. Lib - D - P- 382 - 

1746-7, April 22. Inventory of personal estate, £100.18.03 ; made by 
John Vail, John Shotwell, Jun'r. 

1746-7, Jan. 15. Linn, John, of Somerset Co., yeoman. Int. Ad- 
ministration granted to the widow, Margaret, and Joseph Linn, the 
son. Fellow bondsmen — William and Alexander Linn, all of Somerset 
Co. Witnesses — Bryan Leferty, Tho. Bartow. Lib. D, p. 445. 

1746-7, Jan. 7. Inventory of personal estate, £179.12.0 ; made by Bryan 
Leferty, Adam Reemer. 

1747-8, Jan. 22. Account. Paid to Denil Haly, Petter Smith, Petter 
Kembel, Loran S. Sliger, Nathl. Cooper, Evan Lesada, John Tinbrock, 
Cornaloues Low, Thomas Halam, Mr. James Alexander. 

1748, Aug. 28. Lippincott, Ann, of Northampton, Burlington Co., 
widow; will of. Children — Job, Samuel, Patience Folwell and Eliza- 
beth Gaskill. Daughter — Ann Gaskill. Executors — sons Job and Samuel. 
Real and personal estate. Witnesses — John Atkinson, Jonathan Jess, 
Tho. Shinn. Proved Sept. 9, 1748. Lib. 6, p. 110. 



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1748, Sept. 6. Inventory of the personal estate, £341.7.4 ; made by 
James Lippincott and Revell Elton. Includes bonds and notes due from 
Edward Gaskill, Oddy Brock, Walter Harbert, James Southwick, Samuel 
Cripps, Amos Shiver, John Brock, Joseph Gaskill, Edward Wever, Joseph 
Ruchards, Jobe Lippincott, Joseph Shinn, James Shinn, Henry Reeves, 
Thomas Kimbal, Jonathan Gaskell, John Powel, Josiah Southwick, Sam- 
uel Gaskell, Thomas Foster, John West, John Fort, Jolive Evan. 

1741, July 8. Lippincott. Daniel, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Genet. Only son. Preserve, under age. 
Daughters — Elizabeth, Andria and Ann. Land adjoining Abraham 
White; meadow on Long Neck. Executors — wife, uncle George Wil- 
liams, and friend Joseph Parker. Witnesses — Abraham White, 
George Woolley, John Fisher, Jacob Dennis. Proved Oct. 7, 1741. 

Lib. C, p. 446. 

1743, 4th day, 4th mo. (June). Lippincott, Freedom, Jun'r, of Eve- 
sham, Burlington Co., yeoman. Int. Inventory of the personal es- 
tate, £230.10.3; made by Thomas Hooten and Daniel Bates. 

1743, June 16. Administration granted to Hannah Lippincott, widow. 
Samuel Lippincott and Thomas Wilkins, fellow bondsmen. Lib. 4, p. 381. 

1734, Aug. 4. Lippincott, Jacob, of Chester, Burlington Co., yeoman; 
will of. Sons — Richard, Thomas, Ezekiel and Jacob, all under age. 
Real and personal estate. Wife, Mary, sole executrix. Witnesses — 
John Means, Robert French, Joseph Heritage. (Not proven). 

Lib. 4, p. 243. 

1740, June 21. Inventory of the personal estate, £151.11.2 ; made by 
John Means and Joseph Heritage. 

1745, May 37. Lippincott, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Sarah, plantation where testator lived, bound- 
ed by his second son Jacob's land, during her life; then to son Jacob. 
Eldest son, Thomas. Son, Jacob, land adjoining Peter White. Third 
son, Joseph. Fourth son, John, plantation where said son lives at 
Norrawaticunk, for life, and then to testator's grandson, John Lip- 
pincott, eldest son of John; entailed to male heirs. Negro woman, 
Hester, to be free, and her five children to be free when aged 35 
years. Daughters — Margaret, Mary, Faith, Deborah, Anne and Sarah. 
Executors — three eldest sons, Thomas, Jacob and Joseph. Witnesses 
— James Parker, Thomas Crafts, Anthony and Jacob Dennis. Proved 
May 25, 1747. (James Parker, a Quaker). Thomas and Jacob Lippin- 
cott, executors (Quakers), qualified same day. Lib. E, p. 206. 

1747, May 11. Inventory of the estate (£411.08.00) includes negroes 
Ishmael, Primus, Hagar, Bess and Oliver, to serve 6, 11, 13, 17 and 19 
years respectively, (time at £200). Made by Isaac Hance and Jacob 
Dennis. 

1737, Sept. 9. Lippincott, Preserve, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co. 
Int. Bond of Gabriel Stelle, of Perth Amboy, Esquire, as administra- 
tor. Andrew Johnston, Esquire, of Perth Amboy, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. C, p. 175. 

, March 16. Lippincott, Restore, of Northampton, Burlington 

Co., husbandman; will of. Wife, Martha. Grandson, Joseph Lip- 
pincott, my long gun. Grandsons — Restore Lippincott, Daniel and 
Jonathan Jess. Daughters — Rachel Dawson, Abigail (wife of James 
Shinn), Rebecca (wife of Josiah Gaskill), and Elizabeth (widow of 



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George Shinn). Two old negroes to have their freedom. 100 acres 
in New Hanover upon Rancocers Creek near James Shinn's mill. 
Son, James, sole executor. Witnesses — William Parker, John Parson, 
Tho. Shinn. Proved Aug. 8, 1741. Lib. 4, p. 310. 

1741, July 25. Inventory of the personal estate, £154.18; made by Ben- 
jamin Brian and John Butcher. Includes Bible and other books. 

1747. Not, 4. Lippinrott, William, of Shrewsbury Township, Mon- 
mouth Co., carpenter; will of. Wife, Esther, executrix. Brother, Wil- 
bur Lippincott. Witnesses — John Morris and William Bills. Proved 
April 5, 1748. Monmouth Wills, . 

1747, Nov. 19. Inventory of the estate (£221.19.6 1-3) including riding 
chair and harness. Made by Joseph Kelley and Abraham Tilton. 

1731. Oct. 0. l.iit.ll (Little), Anthony, of Elizabeth Town, Essex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Children — Absalom, Abraham, Andrew, Anthony, 
Andoniah, Amoz, Abigail, Mary and Ruth Little. Daughter, Elizabeth, 
daughter of my former wife Elizabeth, deceased. Lands joining lands 
of Joshua Clark, Joseph Conkling, Joseph Holsea, Eliakim Chorey. 
Executors — wife, Mary, son Absalom and friend Matthias Hetfield, 
cordwainer. Witnesses — Thomas Chapman, Dan'll Sayre, David Crane. 
Proved Jan. 5, 1733-4. Lib. B, p. 484. 

1733-4, , — . Inventory of personal estate, £64.17.06; made by 

Abs'm Ladner, N. Mitchell. 

1750. Jan. 14. Little, John, of Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co.; will of. 
Wife, Hannah. Son, John. Son, Thomas, deceased. Granddaughter, 
l6abell Little, daughter of son Thomas; granddaughter, Isabell Little, 
daughter of son John. £200 to Trustees of Presbyterian Church of 
Monmouth County. Executors — friends John Anderson and David 
Rhe, both of Freehold. Witnesses — Joseph Potter, Andrew McDowell 
and John Nath'n Hutchins. Codicil made February 12, 1750, sarrle 
witnesses. Proved March 8, 1750. Lib. E, p. 292. 

1743, Jan. 19. Liviston, Dan'l, "at the North Branch of Rarriton and 
County of Summerseat," blacksmith; will of. Wife, . Chil- 
dren — Robert, DanL, John, Cathrine, Peggy, William and Malcom 
(last three designated as the three younger children). Son-in-law, 
James Andrew. Mentions Wm. McDonald, miller, and John Collier, a 
tenant. The home farm to be held "so long as the family keeps to- 
gether." Rents to be paid to Mr. Alexander, his attorney. Executors 
— son, Robert, and Gisbert Lane, living at the North Branch of Rari- 
ton, Somerset Co. Witnesses — Danl. McEowen, James Andrew. 

(On back of will): "Left here by Duncan McCoy, who said he 
would get it proved." Not probated. Somerset Wills, 63 R. 

1747, Oct. 16. Lloyd, Thomas, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Bond of Bridget Lloyd, his widow, as administratrix. 
John Throckmorton and John Lorton, fellow bondsmen. Witness — 
Elizabeth Lloyd. Lib. E, p. 100. 

1747, Oct. 19. Inventory of personal estate (£112.6.7) includes 123 
pounds of butter, £3.10.9. Made by Charles Morgan and John Bowne. 

Lloyd (see Loyd). 

1742, Sept. 8. Lock, Jeatah, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester Co., 



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yeoman; will of. Wife, Magdelen, the personal estate, and "to give 
my daughters as she sees proper." Sons — Andrew, all my lands 
excepting the land I gave to my son, Swan Lock, with 8 acres of 
meadow on Rappah Creek, Gloucester Co.; Zebulon and Jestah, at 21, 
to have equally the rest of the land I purchased of John Ladd. Execu- 
tors — wife, Magdelen, and son, Andrew. Witnesses — Deborah Vene- 
man, Jonas Lock, William Guest. Proved 4 Nov., 1742. Lib. 4, p. 323. 
1742, Nov. 3. Inventory (£122.12.4) includes book (£1), 100 bu. of 
Indian Corn (£10), cattle (£34.10.0). Appraisers— William Guest, Hance 
Steelman. 

1731, June 9. Lock, Peter, of Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, 
Mary. Children — Lawrence (eldest), Charles, Jones, John, Jasper, 
Peter, Mary, Susannah (the last six under age.) Executors — wife, and 
son Lawrence. Witnesses — Mounce Keen, Jacob Mattson, John Jones. 
Proved July 16, 1731. Lib. 3, p. 145. 

1731, June 28. Inventory, £111.16.8; made by Gunnar Archard and 
John Jones. 

1744, Sept. 8. Lockheart (Lockart), Alexander, of Trenton, Hunter- 
don Co., Esquire; will of. Wife, Mary. Son, Daniel Coxe Lockheart. 
Executors — wife, and friend John Coxe, of Trenton. Witnesses — 
Mary Bond, Elijah Bond and Jno. Jenkins. Proved Sept. 4, 1749. 

Lib. 6, p. 349. 

1740, Dec. 28. Logan, John, of Gloucester Co., laborer. Int. Admr'x, 
Evy Belanger. Bondsman — Japheth Leeds. Both of Egg Harbor, 
county aforesaid. Gloucester Wills, 430 H. 

1749, May 3. Logan, William, of Hunterdon Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Sarah. Youngest daughter, Mary. Other children— Anne, 
Staffie, William and Sarah. Executors — Ephraim Lockheart and Rich- 
ard Porter. Witnesses — James McCrea, Ralph Smith and John Mc- 
Gallird. Proved May 8, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 306. 

1749, May 9, 10. Inventory of estate of William Logan, "late of Rid- 
den Town" (Readington), (£424.9.2), includes a pleasure "slay," two yoke 
of oxen, two guns, large Bible, books; 270 acres of land leased from Mr. 
James Logan of Stenton. in Philadelphia County, (£200), planks at Joshua 
Nichols ; money due from Patrick Brown, John Bodine, Alexander Hunter, 
James Woods' part of the fulling mill, and John Allen. Debts due from 
Thomas Lane, Cornelius Weacoff, John Weacoff, Cornelius Skinner, Sam- 
uel Bernardt, Derrick Morlat. John Reed, Staffel Vock, Ephraim Lock- 
heart, John Vandwenter, Nathan Dally, John Mallick, John Andrews, 
James Andrew, Duman McQuoan, John Faze, Abraham Dally, Andreas 
Wortman, William Bay, Jonathan Delley and Valentine Faze. Made by 
Joshua Nichols and William Jones. 

1752, Dec. 27. Account of executors mentions Anthony White, William 
Logan of Philadelphia, Hendrick Hendrickson, Tunis Vandever, Cornelius 
Wycoff, William Alexander, Peter Boun, Hugh Tompson, Aaron Long- 
street, Robert Cummins, Joseph Furman, Estate of Thomas Noble, Samuel 
Johnson, James Wood, Jacob Angell, Jacob Tennicke, William Osborn, 
James McCoy, John Broughton, John Collins, John Vandeventer, Doctor 
Liddle, Jacob Cline, Doctor Vanwagener, John Vansickle, Mary Buckley, 
Mr. Guilard, John Allan, Cornelius Low, John Walker, Thomas Helam, 
John Coleman, John Henry, Robert Simpson, John Langerfelt, John Spen- 
cer, James McGill, Maur's Glanviel, Archibald Marryon, Ralph Smith, 
Joshua Nichols, James Wood, William McKenney. 



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1741). July 13. Lollard. John, of Gloucester Co., laborer. Int. Adm'r, 
William Hill, of Waterford, farmer. Bondsman. — John Estlack, New- 
ton, yeoman. All of said County. Witness — Luke Tuckniss. 

Lib. 6, p. 333. 

1749, July 10. Inventory, £52.13.5; made by John Estlack. 

1750. June 5. Account. Goods sold at vendue: Max Field, Edward 
Bush, Isaac Mickle, William Ellis, Nathan Pratt, Joseph Ellis. 

174S-0, March 15. Lon«, l.lihu, of Mannington, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. Children — Abner, Daniel, Malachi and Rebecca Long, the 
plantation (50 acres) I live on, equally when they arrive to the age 
of 21 years. Executors shall bring up and educate children until 
fifteen and then bind them to trades. Executors — William Siddons and 
Mary, his wife. Witnesses — William Chandler, Thos. Rice, Geo. 
Trenchard. Sworn and affirmed, 3 of April, 1749. Lib. 6, p. 362. 

1749. April 4. Inventory (£191.18.8) includes negro boy (£20), horses 
and colts, oxen, cows, etc. Appraisers — Edward Keasbey, Wil.liam Chand- 
ler. 

1743, Nov. 14. Long, William, of Cohansey, Salem Co., husbandman; 
will of. Sons — Joseph (eldest) and Elihu. Daughter — Elizabeth, 
wife of Abraham Cunningham. Witnesses — Margaret Abel, Nathan 
Shaw, George Willis. Proved 10 Jan., 1743-4. Salem Wills, 305 Q. 

1743-4, Jany 10. No executors being named in the will, Joseph Long 
and Alexander Cunningham appointed to administer the estate. Bonds- 
man — Andw. Gardiner. Witnesses — William M'Manamy, Chas. O. Neill. 

1743, Nov. 29. Inventory, £40.12.5 ; made by Hugh Dunn, Nathan 
Shaw. 

1741-2, March 11. Longfield, Mary, of New Brunswick, Middlesex 
Co., widow of Cornelius Longfield. Daughters — Rachel Lawrence and 
Catherine Cox. Friend, widow Foret, alias Lebon. Real and personal 
estate. Executor — son, Henry Longfield. Negro woman, Sucky, to 
have her freedom. Witnesses — Edw'd Antill, Joseph Philips, Wm. 
Antill. Proved March 25, 1747. Lib. E, p. 4. 

1731, . Longhurst, Henry, of Burlington. Inventory, £105.0.0 

(value of contents of a country store); made by Richard Smith, Jr., 
and Samuel Bickley. Burlington Wills, 2311-2 C. 

1739, December 1. Longstreet, Theophilus, of Shrewsbury Town, 
Monmouth Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Mercy. Eldest son, Richard, 
plantation he lives on, on Manasquan river, old gun and £50. Second 
son, Gilbert, plantation where he lives on same river. Third son, 
Aury, land at Rariton, where he lives. Fourth son, Theophilus, land 
in said town on Long Branch and Raccoon Island. Daughters — 
Yonica, Catherine, Mary, Sarah, Moica and Anne. Executors — four 
sons. Eldest daughter, Yonica, to have old loom. Witnesses — John 
Little, Thomas Wainwright, Jon. Seares and Jacob Dennis. Signed, 
"Stoffel Langstraat." Proved March 1, 1741. Lib. C, p. 491. 

1742, Feb. 15. Longworth, Thomas, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. 
Children — Thomas, Martha, John, Mary, Isaac, Samuel, David (last 
four under age). Land purchased of Thomas Ludington, joining lands 
of Jonathan Pierson, Isaac Lyon, David Shipman. Executors — wife. 



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Dorcas, and son Thomas. Witnesses — Daniel Pierson, Joseph Riggs, 
Jun'r, David Ogden. Proved Nov. 25, 1748. Lib. E, p. 223. 

1723, Oct. 5. Loofbourroiv, John, of Middlesex Co.; will of. Chil- 
dren — John, Nathaniel, Thomas, Mathew, Hannah, Katherine, Ruth. 
Eldest daughter at 14 years. Granddaughter, Ruth, at 18 years. 
Lands at Paysiack neck, Staten Island; 60 acres in Woodbridge; at 
Rariton, joining lands of Ezekiel Bloomfleld. Bonds of Cornelius 
Johnson, of Staten Island, Richard Stilwill, of New York, Samuel 
Allen, of Newark. Executors — friends John Vail and John Kinsey, 
Jun'r. Witnesses — Daniel Shotwell, Henry Brotherton, J. Kinsey. 
Proved Jan. 29, 1732. Lib. B, p. 362. 

, , . Loofbonrrow, John, of Perth Amboy, Middle- 
sex Co.; will of. All estate to be at my wife's disposal. Eldest son, 
Wade. Witnesses — Thomas Inglis and William Harrison. 

1749, March 30. Gannatta Harrison, of full age (widow), made oath 
to the signature on the will. 

1749, April 12. William Harrison, one of the witnesses, made oath to 
the signature as being that of the testator. Lib. E, p. 271, 

1738, Dec. 27. Loots, John, of Hackinsack, Bergen Co., farmer; 
will of. Wife, Helena, sole executrix, and to have whole estate during 
widowhood. Sons — Johannis (eldest), the land in the Hills, and 
Paulus, land "on Tien Neck," and to share equally the meadows. 
Legacies to daughters, Tryntje and Geesje. Daughter-in-law, Aeltje 
W r estervelt, £25 (being her portion of her father's estate). Wit- 
nesses — Jacob Hendreckse Banta, Hendreck Hendreck Banta, Robert 
Livesey. Proved 1 March, 1744. Lib. D, p. 239. 

1744, Nov. 23. Lorance, Nathan, of Cohansey, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Elizabeth, one-third of moveable estate; at her mar- 
riage or decease same shall be equally divided among my three 
youngest daughters, Elizabeth, Rhoda and Violetta. Daughter, Abigail 
Elmore, "that tract called Flying Point (except one acre where the 
Baptist meeting house stands — where the Baptist members that live 
•on the south side of Cohansey Creek shall think fit to take it"), to- 
gether with 100 acres between Edmund Shaw's and Samuel Chard's, 
joining- Barn's line to be hers and her heirs forever by her present 
Tiusband Daniel Elmore, if any shall survive; for want of such heirs 
after the decease of said Daniel Elmore and Abigail his wife, then to 
any other lawful heirs of her body, who shall pay £10 to each of my 
three youngest daughters at their marriage or at the age of 21 years. 
Sons — Jonathan and Nathan, all of my lands and all my shares and 
rights of "Proprietye." Daughters — Elizabeth Shephard, V-i of the 
-marsh (50 acres) in Sears Neck and £30; Rhoda, 200 acres at WTiite 
Marsh, 100 acres of marsh below John Peterson's on the west side 
of Morris River, and £50 to be paid when she will be 20 or married; 
"Violetta, 200 acres at White Marsh, % of the marsh on the east side 
of Dividing Creek, also £50 at 20, or marriage. Executors — sons Jon- 
athan and Nathan Lorance. Witnesses — William Dallis. Joseph 
Reeves, Isaac Preston, Nathaniel Diament. Proved 24 April, 1745. 

Lib. 5, p. 150. 

1744. Dec. 20. Inventory (£534.0.10) includes silver tankard and spoons 
(£20.18.9), 77 neat cattle (£146.1), negro woman (£36), horses (£31), a 
still and 36 gals, of spirits (£22). Appraisers — Joseph Reeves, Jonadab 
Shephard. 



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1740. March 23. Lord, tonMnntine (above 14 years), son of Edmond 
Lord, late of Gloucester Co., ward. Guardian — Joshua Lord, his uncle. 
Bondsman — James Lord. Both of Deptford Township, yeomen. Wit- 
nesses — Luke Tuckniss, Jos. Rockhill, Junior. Lib. 6, p. 270. 

1741. May 4. Lord, Edmond, of Greenwich, Gloucester Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'x, his widow. Susanna. Bondsmen — John Raine and John 
Jones, both of place aforesaid. Lib. 4, p. 287. 

1741, April 27. Inventory, £61.10.0; made by John Rayn, John Jones. 

1732. April SB. Lord. John, of Waterford, Gloucester Co., yeoman; 
will of. Executors — wife, Mary, John Wood, of Woodbury Creeke r 
and Joseph Tomlinson. They to sell the whole estate, real and per- 
sonal, M> for my wife, the other half for the "bringing up of my chil- 
dren, who shall receive equally at 21 what is left of their portion." 
Witnesses — Joseph Tindall, Jun'r, John Kay, Sarah Kay. Affirmed 
17 June, 1732. Lib. 3, p. 200. 

1732, June 8. Renunciation of John Wood, one of the executors named. 
Witnesses — Joseph Tindall, Josa. Lord. 

1732, May 20. Inventory (£369.16.11) includes 144 acres of land, with 
improvements thereon (£19.16.11). Appraisers — John Kay, Joseph Bate, 
John Collins. 

1734, Jan. 8. Lord, Joseph, of Salem County, yeoman. Int. Adm'x, 
Alice Lord, widow. Bondsmen — John Purple, John Doe. All of said 
County. Witness — Richard Roe. Lib. 3, p. 434. 

1734, Dec. 16. Inventory (£145.3.4) includes cattle, horses and colts. 
Appraisers — Thomas Hopkins, John Purple. 

1735, 18th day, 3rd mo. (May). Lord, Robert, of Springfield, Bur- 
lington Co., yeoman; will of. Sons — John and Samuel. Daughter, 
Sarah, wife of John Tatam. Remainder of estate, both real and per- 
sonal, to seven children, viz., Isaac Lord's wife and children, Abraham, 
Rachel, Elizabeth Borton, Robert, Joshua and Abigail. Executors — 
wife, Jane, and son-in-law John Borton. Witnesses — Abr'm Faring- 
ton (tallow chandler), Dan. Smith, Jun'r (merch't), Is. DeCow (Esq.). 
Proved June 21, 1735. Lib. 4, p. 31. 

1735, May 30. Inventory of the personal estate, £189.10.6; made by 
James Lippincott and John Butcher. 

1737, May 4. Account showing payments to Isaac DeCow for making 
coffin, Richard Robinson, Elishab Allison, Mary Austin, Sam'll Lovett, 
Dan 1 Smith, Jun'r, Caleb Raper, Jon. Fenimore, William Bissell, Joseph 
Rockhill, Joshua Barker, Rich. Smith, Jonath'n Wright, Joseph Atkinson, 
Rebecca Bryan, Joseph Ridgway, Sarah Antram, Joshua Owen, Jas. 
Antram, Sam'll Scattergood, John Buffin, Jon. Craige, Dan'l Zelley, Abigail 
Smith, John Ridgway, Sam'll and Mary Gibson. 

1748, May 10. Lord, Samuel, of Deptford Township, Gloucester Co. 
Int. Adm'x, Mary Lord, widow. Bondsman — James Cattell, of place 
aforesaid. Witness — John Mickle. Lib. 6, p. 16. 

1748, May 14. Inventory, £78.13.10; made by James Cattell, Michael 
Fisher. 

1748, April 11. Lord, Thomas, of Monmouth Co. Int. Bond of 
Andrew Johnston, Esq., as administrator of the estate, with Andrew 
Smyth as fellow bondsman. Lib. E, p. 160. 



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1730. March 26. Louden (Lowden) Renier, of Precinct of Piles 
Grove, Salem Co., tailor; will of. Children — Robard, Rachel, Eales and 
one not born, to have equally, when the youngest will be 21, my real 
estate, consisting of house and lot in Salem occupied by Clement 
Haul, and 100 acres (Salem County) in the occupation of William 
Loper. Wife, Easter, executrix and to have the personal. Witnesses 
— Benjamin Davall, Joseph Loyd, Wm. Crawley. Proved 14 April, 
17 30. Salem Wills, 498 Q. 

1730, April 13. Inventory (£75.18.3) includes cows (£28.10) and sheep 
(£11.5). Appraisers — John Davis, Samuel Elwell. 

1731, Nov. 21. Account of "Esther Loudon," executrix. Monies paid to 
Mathew Ranton, Peter Evans, Esq., attorney for Jon. Brick and Eliza. 
Worthington. 

1750, Sept. 11. Lonzada, Moses, of Middlesex Co. Int. Bond of 
Hannah Louzada, the widow, late of Middlesex Co., now of New 
York City, as administratrix. Daniel McKinney and Marius Glanvil, 
of Hunterdon Co., fellow bondsman. Lib. E, p. 452. 

1750, Sept. 27. Inventory of personal estate (£246.4.9) includes mohog- 
any desk, 4 burnt china chocolate cups, silver watch, silver snuff box, 12 
silver table spoons. Made by Dan'll McKenney and James Nuttman. 

1739, IVov. 13. Love, Mary (parents not given), of Salem Co., ward. 
Guardian, Thomas Paget, yeoman, of said County. Witnesses — Thos. 
Eniley (?), Dan. Mestayer. Salem Wills, 676 Q. 

1739, Dec. 3. Love, Robert (parents not given), Salem Co., ward. 
Guardian, John Parke. Bondsman — Sinick Sinnickson. Both of said 
County. Witnesses — Thomas (?), Dan. Mestayer. 

Salem Wills, 672 Q. 

1741, May 22. Loveland, Richard, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., yeo- 
man. Int. Bond of Mary Loveland, of Trenton, widow, as admin- 
istratrix. David Dunbar, of same place, blacksmith, surety. Wit- 
nesses — Jno. Clark, Susannah Loveland. Lib. 4, p. 271. 

1741, June 1. Inventory of the estate (£116.10.4) includes 3 maps 
and 19 pictures, 13 old pictures, 60 oz. silver (£2.2.8), a servant man's 
time, 2 years, 3 months (£7). Made by Joseph Peace and Andrew Reed. 

1740, Sept. 30. Lovett, Aaron, of City and Co. of Burlington, yeo- 
man; will of. Sons — Joseph and Aaron. Daughter, Mary who is 
under age. Lot on East side of High St., in Burlington, I bought of 
John Gosling, and lot on River Delaware, adjoining James Bispham, 
which I bought of Thomas Hooten. Executors — wife, Lydia, and 
father, Samuel Lovett. Witnesses — John Carlile, Israel Heulings, 
Sam'l Scattergood. Proved Dec. 9, 1745. Lib. 5, p. 207. 

1745. Jan. 11. Inventory of the personal estate, £103.8.9; made by 
Israel Heulings and Hugh Hartshorne. 

1750, Nov. 17. Lydia Thomas, late Lydia Lovett, executrix, affirms to 
s'd inventory. 

1747, 14th day, 2nd mo. (April). Lovett, Samnel, of City of Bur- 
lington, cordwainer; will of. Wife, Mary, £300. Nathan, son of son 
Nathan, and the 3 children of son Aaron (2 sons and a dau.). Daugh- 
ters — Rebecca Pearson and Sarah, wife of James Smith. Lot in City 
of Burlington, lying between Parson Cambel's and Pheby Satter- 
thwaifs, which I bought of Thomas Cutler, to my two grandchildren, 



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Samuel and Joseph Lovett. Executors — wife, son Nathan, and sons- 
in-law Isaac Pearson and James Smith. Witnesses — Joshua Raper, 
John Saunders, Isa. DeCow. Affirmed at Burlington. 1749, by Mary 
Lovett and James Smith, surviving executors. Lib. 6, p. 315. 

1748. April 30. Lowe, Joseph, of Newton, Gloucester Co., cooper. 
Int. Adm'r, James Hinchman, Esq. Bondsman — Edward Rudolphus 
Price, of the city and County of Burlington. Lib. 5, p. 439. 

1748. April 1. Inventory. £63.11.6; made by Isaac Alberson, Jacob 
Alberson. 

1743, July 13. Lowranre (Lonner), "Johanoim, of Pepack, Sumer- 
set Co.," miller; will of. Wife, Marget. Sons — Alexander, Daniel, 
John. Daughters — Elizabeth Kealer, Lenah Moore, Barbra Beshearer. 
Mentions indentured boy, Fredrick Shoemaker; dwelling house and 
orchard; right and title to a mill, according to a bargain with Mr. 
Andrew Johnston; house that son Daniel lives in, with the cleared 
land belonging thereto. Signed, "Johanes Lowner." Witnesses — 
Miehal Burger, Margret Burger, Jonathan Pitney. "We, Hendrick 
Smith and Jacob Eoff, are chosen indeferant by Johannes Lowrance 
for to be executors of my hoi Estait." Proved 3 Dec, 1745. 

Lib. D, p. 354. 

1745, Nov. 26. Inventory of personal estate, £237.17.4; made by Alex- 
ander Aikman, Smitz (?). 

17.16, Oct. 30. Loyd, Bateman (under 14 years of age), son of John, 
of Piles Grove, Salem Co., yeoman. Catherine, the widow, married 
again, and Timothy Raines, the uncle of Bateman, petitions that 
he be appointed his guardian, to whom letters of guardianship are 
issued. Lib. 4, p. 67. 

1747-8, Jan. 15. Loyd, Bridget, of Middlesex Co., widow; will of. 
Estate of my husband, Thomas Loyd, deceased. Son, Thomas Loyd. 
Real and personal estate. Executors — daughters Elizabeth and Briget 
Loyd, they to have remainder of estate. Witnesses — Sam'll Throck- 
morton, Jun'r, John Throckmorton, Sarah Throckmorton. Proved 
Jan. 27, 1748. Lib. E, p. 249. 

1745, Aug. 28. Lozer (Lozier), Hellebrant, of Bergen Co., yeoman, 
guardian of Abraham Ackerman, an infant of the age of 14 years and 
upwards. Fellow bondsman — John Nevill, Esq., of Perth Amboy. 

Bergen Wills, 235 B. 

1745, April 12. Lozier, IVieholaa, of Hackensack, Bergen Co., shoe- 
maker; will of. Wife, Antie, sole executrix during widov/hood. 
Brother-in-law, Jacob Derkse Banta, and son-in-law, David Demarest, 
both of Hackinsack, to be tutors and administrators of the minorene 
children, as also assistants of the wife, and, if she dies or remarries, 
to act as executors. In case of second marriage, wife, Antie, to hold 
the whole estate secured, until the youngest child will be sixteen, that 
the children may be educated, etc. Then the oldest son, Anthony, to 
have the land where he hath formerly lived, at Steenraapje (?), that 
is from Hackinsack River running back westerly according to the 
deed thereof unto the first run beyond the hill. Son, Johannis, to 
have remaining part of said land. Son, Petrus, the land where he 
formerly lived, called the New Hook, on Hackinsack river, between 
Peter Alje Hendrick and Samuel Laroe. Son, Lucas, the south half 



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part of the tract between the land of Goleyn Ackerman and Peter 
Alje (according to deed). Son, Derrick, the other half of the tract. 
Sons, Jacobus and Benjamin, the land on the plain east of Hackin- 
sack River, with the slip, containing 63 acres (according to deed 
thereof). Sons, Jacob and Abraham, the home farm, with a piece of 
land I bought of Benjamin VanBoskirk, and the meadow bought of 
Wm. Day. Son, Hillebrant, "all his smith tools." Further, I have 
given to the children begotten by first wife, Fraintje, viz., Anthony, 
Jannetje, Petrus, Johannis, Mary, Hillebrant, Antje, Lucas, Jacobus 
and Benjamin, each £5 allowance of their mother's estate. "Oldest 
son, Anthony, to have my cane and 'sit place' in the church at 
Schralenburg." Unto children Fraintje, Hester, Rachel, Derrick, 
Jacob, Abraham, Lea, and Margrietje, whatsoever they may require 
out of my estate. Witnesses — Johannis Vanhooven, Silvester Earle, 
Robert Livesey. Proved 8 April, 1761. Antie Lozier qualified as 
executor. Lib. G, p. 419. 

1745, Apr. 12. Fragment of renunciation. "Whereas Nicholas Lozier 
by his last will, dated 12 April, 1745, appointed Antie Lozier, Jacob Derkse 
Banta, and David Demarest executors, and whereas the said Jacob Derkse 
Banta and David De (missing) refused to take upon them the burthen." 

1737-8, 11th mo. (Jan.). Lucas, Robert, of Wellingborrow, Bur- 
lington Co., yeoman; will of. Son, Benjamin. Grandson, Seath Lucas. 
Daughters — Hannah Gibbs, Elizabeth and Margaret. Land in Ches- 
ter I bought of Lucy Bore. Executors — son, Benjamin, and daugh- 
ters Hannah Gibbs and Elizabeth Lucas. Witnesses — William Heul- 
ings, Joseph Fenimore, Jun'r, Henry Nordik. Proved April 18, 1740. 

Lib. 4, p. 229. 

1740, April 14. Inventory of the personal estate, £200.15; made by 
Joseph Fenimore and Peter Parker. Includes debt due from Francis 
Gibbs. 

1736-7, Jan. 15. Ludlam, Anthony, of Cape May, Cape May Co., 
gent.; will of. Wife, Presela, during widowhood, use of the planta- 
tion whereon I live and % of the moveable estate. Daughters — 
Elizabeth, pair of curtains that were her aunt Sarah's; Jude and 
Elizabeth to have, respectively, £7.10 in gold, and % of right of land 
surveyed by Henry Young, Deputy Surveyor. Son, Providence, land 
at "Popler Island," Cape May, with all the mills, houses, etc., to be 
delivered when he will be 20; also one-third of the marsh below the 
"Thorowfare" in the south side of Dennis Creek, which he shall have 
no power to sell until he comes to the age of 30. Son, Reuben, at 20, 
y a of the plantation I live on, but have no power to sell same under 
30 years of age. Son, Anthony, at 20, the other half of the planta- 
tion where I live; but if my wife marries before he will be 20, then 
disposed of as hereafter directed; also two-thirds of the marsh below 
the "Thurafair" on the south side of Dennes Creek in Cape May 
County, but with no power to sell the same under 30 years of age. 
Son, Joseph, at 25, all land and marsh in Gloucester County, on the 
southernmost branch of Great Harbour River, commonly called Tuck- 
aho River, but with no power to sell same under 30. "If either of 
my sons should die without children, the land shall be divided be- 
tween the said brothers that shall be living." Rent of the mills, 
house and plantation to be applied to the schooling of my sons Provi- 
dence, Anthony, Reuben and Joseph. Whomsoever has the mil! shall 
grind toll free for my father and for my wife, while my widow. 



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Two-thirds of the personal shall be divided equally among my four 
sons and delivered one year after my death. Executors — wife, Pre- 
Bela, and my father, Joseph Ludlam. Witnesses — Joseph Ludlam, De- 
borah Young-, Henry Young. Proved 21 July, 1737. Lib. 4, p. 111. 

1737. July 13. Inventory of personal estate, £182.19.11 M> ; made by 
Henry Young. Jeremiah Hand. 

1731, Nov. 17. Lues (Lewis?), Kdward. Inventory of personal 
estate (£5.19.3). Made by Ephraim Dunham, David Sutton. 

Somerset Wills, 33 R. 

1732-3, Feb. 88. Lum, Samuel, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Children — John, Samuel, David, Hannah and Mary Lum, 
all under age. Real and personal estate. Executors — wife, Martha, 
Major Joseph Bonnell and Christopher Wood, Esq., yeoman, of New- 
ark. Witnesses — Edward Gillman, Joseph Bonnell, Jun'r, Charles 
Hole. Proved March 6. 1732-3. Lib. B, p. 393. 

1733, April 7. Inventory of personal estate, £191.04 ; made by Joseph 
Bonnel, Christopher Wood. 

1738, Oft. 2S. I, ii in in N. Edward, of Cohansey, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Abigail. Children — Edward, Abigail, Samuel, Sarah, 
Daniel and Mary, to have £1 apiece. Remainder of the estate equally 
to my three younger daughters — Tamson, Lydia and Elizabeth. "My 
sons should accept their legacies or parts herein given in husbandry 
implements." Executor — son, Samuel Lummis. Witnesses — Zechariah 
Sandwell, Hannah Seely, William Trefy. Proved 5 May, 1740. 

Lib. 4, p. 234. 
1739-40, Feb. 27. Inventory (£117.9.11) includes cattle, sheep, swine 
and wheat. Appraisers — Josiah Fithian, Nathaniel Jenkins. 

1748, Aug. 6. Lummis, Samuel, of Cohansey. Cumberland Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Deborah, sole executrix and use of my planta- 
tion until my three sons, Samuel, David and Henry, will be of age. 
Executrix to sell four pieces of Cedar swamp, that the expected child, 
when of age, may have £20, if a boy, or £18 if a girl. Also to dispose 
of a piece of meadow at discretion. Witnesses — Ephraim Seeley, Ed- 
ward Lummus, Nath'l Jenkins. Proved 20 July, 1750. 

1750, July 20. Inventory of real and personal estate (£76.13.2) includes 
2 lots of cedar swamp (£20.1.1). Appraisers — Robert Hood, Jonathan 
Bo wen. 

1751, Oct. 30. Account. Cash paid Alexander Moore, Robart Hartshorn, 
Daniel Lummas, John Dare and Abraham Reves. 

1744, April S3. Lummix, William, of Amwell Township, Hunterdon 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Cathrine. After decease of wife, negro 
man Primes to be free and to have two acres of land adjoining the 
place of Carneles Ringoes for life. Executrix — wife. Witnesses — 
Benjamin Willcox, Robert Meldrum, Garret Williamson. Proved April 
9, 1746. Lib. 5, p. 233. 

1732-3, March 20. Lupton, Christopher, of Cape May Co. Int. 
Adm'x, Abigail Lupton. Fellow bondsman — Richard Downes, Esq. 
Witnesses — John Eldridge, Jacob Spicer. Junior, Francis Bevis. 

Cape May Wills, 75 E. 

1732-3, Mar. 19. Inventory of personal estate, £11.10.0; made by Benja- 
min Crafford, Elisha Hand. 



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1733, July 23. Account. Moneys paid to Richard Downes, John Hand 
Francis Bevis, Isaac Flood, Elisha Hand, John Scull, Benjamin Crafford 
Jacob Spicer, Nathaniel Foster, George Crandall. 

1741, Dec. 7. Lupton, Joseph, of Salem Co. Renunciation. To all 
whom it may concern: Know ye that we, Daniel Lupton and Nathan 
Lupton, Executors appointed by the last will and testament of our 
late father, Joseph Lupton, of the County of Salem, dec'd, weaver, 
bearing- date the thirtieth day of March, 1736, for good causes us 
hereunto moving, do hereby renounce and refuse all our right and 
title to the administration of the said will as Executors thereof, being 
unwilling to take the burthen of the execution of s'd will upon us. 
Signed by Daniel Lupton and Nathan Lupton. Witnesses — Dan. 
Mestayer, Chas. O. Neill. Salem Wills, 638 Q. 

174^, Jan. 20. Lurting, George, Esq., of Essex Co. Int. Bond of 
Peter Schuyler, principal creditor, as administrator. David Ogden, 
Jun'r, fellow bondsman. Lib. E, p. 368. 

1744, Aug. 29. Lnse, Benjamin, of Roxbury Township, Morris Co.; 

will of. Wife, Abigail, use of estate during widowhood. Daughters 

Abigail and Mary, at 18 or marriage. Sons — Joseph, Benjamin, Mat- 
thias and Eleazar, at age, to have real estate equally. Executors — 
wife, Abigail, my brother David Lues, and Samuel Coleman. Wit- 
nesses — Jesse Corwin, Walter Brown, Wm. Griffing. Proved 2 Nov., 
1749. Lib. E, p. 338. 

1744, Nov. 7. Inventory (£90.9.6) includes "bought servant, £4." Ap- 
praisers — Samuel P. Fazzer, Wm. Griffing. (Filed 1749). 

1733, JIarch 13. Lycon, Nicholas, of Deptford Township, Gloucester 
Co.; will of. Executrix — my friend, Dinah Cox, and she to have all 
of my personal estate. Witnesses — John Chester, Abigel Chester, 
Elias Fish. Proved 7 June, 1733. Lib. 3, p. 325. 

1733, April 9. Inventory (£74.3.4) includes bonds of Michael Lycon, 
Peter Cox ; debts due from James Wills, John Chester. Appraisers — 
Wm. Wilkins, Constantine Wood. 

174S-!), Jan. IS. Lydee, James, of Trenton, Hunterdon Co.; inventory 
of estate, £70.10.1; made by Charles Clark and Arthur Howell. 

1748-9, Jan. 26. Bond of Margaret Lydee as administratrix. Charles 
Axford. of Trenton, surety. Lib. 6, p. 75. 

173S, April 8. Lyell, David, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; will 
of. Sons — Lorain and Thomas. Real and personal estate. Execu- 
tors — wife, Mary, and brother Fenwick Lyell. Witnesses — John 
Loofbourrow, Andrew Robinson, Wade Loofbourrow. Proved July 
9, 1742. 

1742, July 9. Mary Lyell qualified as executrix, Fenwick Lyell the other 
executor named, having died before the testator. Lib. C, p. 526. 

1737, Sept. 27. Lyell, Fenwick, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; 
will of. Five children (no names given). Expected child. Real and 

personal estate. Executors — wife , friends Andrew Johnston, 

Esq., and Mr. John Stevens. Witnesses — Jennet Parker, Martin 
Wilkins, Law'r Smyth. 

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my will. Executors, all my children as they shall severally arrive at 19 
years. Witnesses — John Smyth, Sarah Stevens, Richard Stevens. Proved 
July 9, 174 2. 

1742. July 9. Lawrence Smyth sworn as witness. Jennet Parker is de- 
ceased, and Martin Wilkins (as is said) is beyond seas. 

1762 June 8. William Lyell, one of the children, qualified as executor. 

Lib. C, p. 523. 

I7:w. Dec. 2<». Lyndsey, Mark, of Gloucester Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'x, Rebecca Lyndsey. Bondsman — Andrew Jones. Both of said 
County. Witness — Alexander Morgan. 

1733, Dec. 26. Inventory, £97.7.8 ; made by George Ward, Walter 
Griffith. Gloucester Wills, 169 H. 

17.TS. May 1. Lyne, Conradt. of Bergen Co. Int. Administration 
on estate granted to Abraham Lyne, of said Co. Jacob Arents, of 
Essex Co., fellow bondsman. Lib. C, p. 194. 

1738, Jan. 19. Inventory of personal estate £125.2.0; made by Philip 
Schuyler and Wessel Pieterse. 

1747. Dm 28. Lyon, Benjamin, of Lyons Farms, in the borough 
of Elizabeth, Essex Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Martha. Children — 
Benjamin, Samuel, Matthias, Daniel, Moses, Rachel, Mary, Sarah and 
Martha. Four sons under age; Rachel and Mary married. Land join- 
ing land of Stephen Meeker and John Tunis; lands bought of Wil- 
liam Broadwell, deceased, and Ezekiel Crane, joining lands of Ben- 
jamin Crane, Daniel Salle, deceased; Morehouse, Samuel Con- 
ger; land at Ash Swamp, joining land of Nathaniel Lyon, deceased; 
lands bought of Joseph Lyon, Sen'r, and Henry Peirson. Grandson, 
Rufus Crane, son of Jonas Crane, deceased, a minor. Wife's daugh- 
ters—Hannah Lum and Mary, wife of my son Benjamin Lyon. Execu- 
tors — sons Benjamin and Joseph, and son-in-law Amos Day. Wit- 
nesses—Stephen Morehouse, John Perry, Charles Hole. Proved Jan. 
18 !747. Lib. E, p. 145. 
1747-8, Jan. 28. Inventory of personal estate (£543.01.04), incl. silver 
buckles, and debts due from Ephraim Baker, Timothy Harrison, Joseph 
Bonnel, Thomas Winter, David Morehouse, Hezekiah Johnson, Matthew 
Johnson, James Carter, Daniel Thompson, Samuel Chandler. James Chand- 
ler, Josiah Lyon. Ezekiel Crane, Daniel Day, John Dilly, deceased, Peter 
Ku'ton, John Wade Jun'r, William Whitehead, Isaac Jones, Richard Broad- 
well, deceased, David Meeker, and note of Samuel Lum, deceased. Made 
by Christopher Wood and Benjamin Crane, Esq rs, both of Lyons Farms. 

1742, May 21. Lyon, David, of Newark, Essex Co.; will of. Wife. 
Phebe, sole executor and legatee; after her decease estate to brethren 
Nathaniel, Jonah, Zophar, Jonathan and Henry Lyon. Land join- 
ing land of John Johnson. Witnesses — Josiah Quimbe, Samuel Win- 
ter, David Ogden. Proved Nov. 26, 1742. Lib. D, p. 16. 

1738-9, Jan. 22. Lyon, Capt. Ebenezer, of Elizabeth Town, Essex 
Co., yeoman; will of. Daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Ephraim Clark, 
and her five children, viz., Elizabeth, Ephraim, Hannah, Ideras and 
Darkis Clark, all under age. Daughter, Darkis, wife of Ebenezer 
Stebbins. Daughter, Susana, wife of David Moorehouse. Grandson, 
Peter Lyon, land bought of George Jewell, deceased, at 21, unless his 
father, my son Benjamin, should return and need it. Grandson, 
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and £3.10, to purchase two acres of land from the heirs of Daniel 
Burnet, deceased. Granddaughters — Elizabeth and Hannah Thomp- 
son, a trunk dated 1682, with its contents (£43.16.08), belonging to the 
estate of Benjamin Wade, Jun'r, for the use of his son and daughter, 
Ebenezer and Mary Wade, both under age; Phebe Thompson, a legacy 
left her by her father, John Thompson, at 18 years of age. Other 
grandchildren — Bethiah Winans, Mary and Ebenezer Lyon, Samuel 
and David McCan, Elizabeth, Ephraim, Hannah, Darkis, Henery, 
Riderous, Nathaniel and Ichabod Clark, David and Johaanah Moore- 
house, Cornelius, Abigail and Jacob Stebbins. Land joining lands 
of Benjamin Meeker, John Thompson, Alexander Kene, deceased. 
Land that belonged to Thomas Headley. Executors — friends, David 
Ogden, attorney-at-law, Thomas Longworth, Isaac Lyon, Benjamin 
Clark, Joseph Lyon of Newark, and Joseph Tuttle of Hanover. Wit- 
nesses — Benjamin Meeker, Samuel Meeker, Thomas Jackman. 

1738-9, March 17. Codicil. If son, Ebenezer, should not return in four 
years, his share to revert to my three daughters. Witnesses — Benjamin 
Meeker. Samuel Meeker, Thomas Jackman. Proved May 16, 1739. 

Lib. C, p. 270. 

1739, April 9. Inventory of personal estate (£465.09.08), includes bonds 
of Samuel Kneeland of Boston. Joshua Hunlock and Zophar Lyon ; cash 
received from Thomas Cushing of Boston ; debts due from Nath'll Price, 
Nath'll Crane, Mathias Burnet, Ephraim Terrill, Jotham Clark, Joseph 
Mun, William Martin. Made by Nathaniel Johnson, Benjamin Meeker. 

1739, May 4. Benjamin Lyon, of Newark, called Benjamin Clark in 
will, Joseph Lyon and Joseph Tuttle decline to act as executors. Wit- 
nesses^ — John Hinds, Samuel Chandler, Nathaniel Dalglish, Samuel Mun. 

1739, May 15. Accompt of executors, showing payments and legacies 
to the widow, three daughters, Ebenezer and Mary Wade, Phebe Thomp- 
son, David Moorehouse and 20 grandchildren ; also to Roger French, 
James Bancks, Justice Mun for coffin, Eliakim Higgins, Mr. Chetwood, 
James Townley, Jr., Mrs. Cooper, Will'm W T inans, Mr. Grazalie, Jonathan 
Dickinson, Jonathan Thompson, Samuel Price, Edward Willmott. Henry 
Garthwait, John Higgins, Ebenezer Stebbins, Peter Wennum, Mrs. Tongre- 
loo, Stephen Hinds, Doct'r Burnett, Eunice Gray (admx of Joseph Gray), 
Joseph Marsh, John Pierson, John Joline, Andrew Joline, Daniel Clark, 
Sen'r, Nath'll Hazard, Thomas Woodruff, Nathaniel Johnson, Samuel Car- 
ter, Widow Sayres, Henry Howell, Nath'll Woodruff, Stephen Brown, Jon- 
athan Dayton, Samuel Farrand. 

1731, May 31. Lyon, Elizabeth, Jun'r, of Newark, Essex Co., 
spinster; will of. Nephew (niece), Sarah Miles, daughter of Leonard 
Mills; children of Annis Mills; children of brother Thomas Lyon; 
Mattoniah, son of Isaac Lyon. Personal estate. Executors — friends 
John Cooper and Eliphalet Johnson, Jun'r. Witnesses — Joseph Peck, 
Jonathan Sergeant, Jun'r, Jno. Cooper. Proved Feb. 15, 1732. 

1732, Jan. 7. Codicil. Nathaniel, son of brother Isaac Lyon. Remain- 
der of estate to all the children of Thomas Lyon, Isaac Lyon and Annis 
Mills. Witnesses — Ebenezer Lyon, Mary Beech, Jno. Cooper. 

Lib. B, p. 383. 
1732, Jan. 16. Inventory of personal estate (£58.10.04%) includes pay- 
ments to Sarah Miles, Major Banner. Eliphalet Johnson, Doct r Burnet, 
Nathaniel Johnson, Jonathan Peirson, Joseph Browne, Mr. Bradford ; cash 
received from David Crane. 

1744, June 16. Eliphalet Johnson made oath to the truth of above 
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inventory, the original having been in the custody of Col. Cooper, the other 
executor, since deceased. 

17.->o. July IS. Lyon, James (son of Zophar Lyon, of Essex Co., 
deceased), over 14 years of age. Band of Isaac Lyon and John Cra»e 
as guardians. Christopher Wood, fellow bondsman. Witness — Joseph 
Johnson. Lib. E, p. 500. 

1744. Dec. 11. Lyon. Zophar, of Newark, Essex Co. Int. Bond of 
Mary Lyon, the widow, as administratrix. Christopher Wood, yeoman, 
fellow bondsman. Lib. D, p. 206. 

1744. , — . Inventory of personal estate, £157.15.07; made by 

Nathaniel Johnson and Isaac Lyon, both yeomen. 

1741, June 16. McC'an, John, of Middlesex Co., fuller. Int. Bond of 
Hugh McCan, his brother, fuller, as administrator. John Brown, 
farmer, fellow bondsman. Lib. C, p. 413. 

1737, Auk. 6. MoCarty, Dennis, of Town and Co. of Burlington, 
yeoman. Int. Administration granted to Benjamin Butterworth, yeo- 
man, and Ann, his wife (late Ann McCarty) of Springfield. William 
Robinson, of City of Burlington, innholder, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. 4, p. 110. 

1746. Mar. 19. McCarty, Dennis, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r, 
John McCarty. Bondsman — Henry Thorne. All of said County, yeo- 
men. Witness — Alexr. Robinson. 

1746-7, March 23. Inventory, £41.0.9. Debtors — Joseph Ballinger, John 
Conner, Henry Roe, Richard Cheeseman, Benjamin Burd. Robert Harts- 
horn, Neal McNeal. Appraisers — Henry Thorne, Hugh Bartlet. 

Gloucester Wills, 336 H. 

1748, May 6. McCarty. Owen, of Gloucester Co. Int. Adm'r, Thomas 
Bates. Bondsman — Jonathan Ellis, yeoman. Witness — John Mickle. 

1748, April 29. Inventory, £20.3.0 ; made by Jonathan Ellis, John Bor- 
ton. Gloucester Wills, 336 H. 

1739, Oct. 15. McClane. William, of Salem Co., wheelwright. Int. 
Adm'r, Simon Sparks. Bondsman — Benjamin Duvall. Both of said 
County. Witnesses — Jenkin William, Danl. Mestayer. 

Lib. 4, p. 199. 

1739. Oct. 12. Inventory (£44.18.3) taken at Pilesgrove, includes cattle 
and sheep. Appraisers — Benjamin Duvall, William Weatherby. 

1740, Dec. 4. Account. Includes monies paid to Jas. Sharp for medi- 
cine and attendance on dec'd, John Hoffman, Ann McClain for nursing 
dec'd and his wife, John Hoffman. Henry Sparks, Jon. Smith, Jas. Les- 
trange, Isaac Sharp. Thos. Graves, Wm. Hambleton, Anthy. Wilkinson, 
Michael Noah, Benjn. Bispham, cash from Jon. Ashbrook. Aaron Ash- 
brook, Richard White. Monies paid to Benjn. Duvall, Jon. Coxe (for Jon. 
Jones, atty for John Hoffman). 

1748, June 8. McColloch (McCulluch), Samuel, of Gloucester Town- 
ship and County, yeoman. Sons — John (eldest, not 23), to have 400 
acres of the homestead fronting Timber Creek, a tract, which was his 
grandfather's and my father's (John McCulloch's), also the meadows 
and two tracts of land and cedar swamps called Faraway Swamp, and 
all my lands formerly Montgomery's; George, at 21, to have the 
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upper corner, and the principal and interest from the sale of pine 
land, 220 acres, at Four Mile Branch road, also White Oak, Fish 
Creek and W T hite Hall Cedar Swamps. Daughters — Mary, Elizabeth 
and Hannah McCulluch. Executor — son, John. Witnesses — James 
Cooper, David Ward, Michael Fisher. Sworn and affirmed 30 June, 
1748. Lib. 8, p. 255. 

1748, June 29. Inventory (£336.18.11) includes watch, cattle, horses, 
sheep, timber, husbandry tools. Appraisers — John Blackwood, Richard 
Cheeseman. 

1746, Oct. 23. MeCollum, Dugall, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co. 
Int. Mary McCollum, his widow, declines acting as administratrix, 
and recommends Michael Erickson, of Monmouth Co., yeoman, as ad- 
ministrator. Bond of Michael Erickson as administrator. James 
English, fellow bondsman. Witness — Hannah Lewis. Lib. D, p. 120. 

1746, Oct. 13. McColm, Quintin (Quentin), of Piscataway, Middle- 
sex Co., merchant. Bond of Alexander Malcolm, of Marblehead, Coun- 
ty of Essex, Province of Massachusetts Bay, clerk and brother, as ad- 
ministrator of estate. Anthony White, Esq., of New Jersey, fellow 
bondsman. Witnesses — Alex'r Malcolm and Peter Kemble. 

Lib. D, p. 411. 

1746, Sept. 27. Inventory of personal estate of "Master Quentin Mc- 
Colm, who deceased August 3, 1746," (£1842.9.5) includes silver watch, 
several small gold rings, stock in partnership with Mr. Kemble, bonds 
of Adam Fullerton, Dan. McGouens, Geo. Wm. Lawrence, Ja. Ritchie, Mr. 
McRea, Hugh Campbell, Jacob Tennyck. 

1750, Dec. 31. McComb, Joseph, of Middlesex Co., mariner, late be- 
longing to ship "Snow" of Belfast. Bond of Samuel Lyon, mariner, 
Master of the "Snow," principal creditor, as administrator. John 
Deare, of Perth Amboy, Esq., fellow bondsman. Lib. E, p. 470. 

1747, Sept. 8. McCoy, James*, living between first and second Moun- 
tains in Somerset Co.; will of. Wife, Mary. Plantation to be sold and 
divided equally between daughters, Margarett, Sarah and Elizabeth 
McCoy. "If Isaac Powell has a mind to purchase it, he can have it 
20 pounds cheaper than any other man." Executors — Isaac Powell, 
of Bound Brook, cooper, and Alexander Lynn, of Mine Brook, shop- 
keeper. Witnesses — Jon. Harris, Charles Adams, Francis Peppard. 
Proved 16 Sept., 1747. Lib. E, p. 81. 

1747, Sept. 15. Inventory of personal estate (£142.19.6) includes ser- 
vant man and servant girl, £8.10. Appraisers — Jon. Harris, Joseph Coltee- 
hat. 

1739, Jan. 5. McDowall, Isaac, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., 
mariner; will of. Intending a voyage to sea. Father and mother, 
John and Jane Mackdowall. Expected child. Nephew, Isaac, son of 
brother William. Nephew, William, son of sister Elizabeth Vance. 
Children of brothers John and William Mackdowall. Land in Chester 
Co., Penn., purchased of Robert Patten. Wife, Honar, sole executrix, 
with the advice of Mr. Philip Kearny, gent. Witnesses — Sam'll 
Jaquess, Susanna Kearny, P. Kearny. Proved July 25, 1740. 

Lib. C, p. 348. 

1742, Oct. 26. MeDowaH (McDowell), John, of Hackensack, Co. of 
Bergen, physician. Bond of William McDowall, of Mill Creek Hun- 



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dred, Co. of New Castle, yeoman, and only brother, as administrator 
of the estate. John Thomson and James Newell, fellow bondsmen. 

Lib. D, p. 12. 

1741'. Nov. 4. Inventory of personal estate (£355.7.2), includes silver 
watch and chain (£5), gold signet-ring (£2), knee-buckles, gold chain, 3 
gold rinys. silver tea pot, silver tankard, parcel of silver work, negroes — 
Floura (£16), boy Joe (£30), Jenny (£12), boy Billy (£10), boy Prince 
(£8). Made by John Berry. James Christy. 

List of book debts — Gisbert VanBlarm, Wm. Forbes, John Berry, Cor- 
nelius Bentta, Cornelius VanDan, Henrick Boss, Abra. Vester, Francis 
Rivers, John Romine, Leonard Degrove, Yons Vangeeze, Jacobus Van 
Hessen, Claus Romine, Halebrant Luzer, Benj. Deneree, Roluff Romine, 
Garrett Garrett. Jacob Kipp, Jacobus Vanordan, John Poulson, Yoras 
Vangeeza, Lucas Lozer, Thomas Oldwater, John Romine, Jr., Daniel 
Romine, Cornelius Bogart, Hendrick Hopper, John VanBuskirk, Benjamin 
Demarest, Cornelius VanHouse, Johan. Lowrance Ackerman, Isiah Val- 
low, David Christy, Jacobus Bogart, Jacob Myers, Isaac Vreeland, Wm. 
Petersa Vand — (?), Stephen Terhon, Leana Tours, Aaria Blinkerhoof, 
Isaac Vanderbeek, Hendrick Varts Banta, John Andries Hooper, Albertus 
Terhoon. Peter Tibow, Roluff Romine, Samuel Demarest, Roluff Vester 
Felt, Steven Vester Felt, Abra. Camaur, Garrett VanBlackerman, Hend- 
rick Vanallen, William Ramsey, Isaac Bogert, Adolph Juet, John Banta, 
Stephen Bogart, Cornelius Vesterfelt, Jube Blinkerhoof, Isaac Thomasee, 
Jacob Tibet Horn, Barnet Tibow, Abraham Stagg, Elias Williams, Jacob 
Stagg, Yorst VanBuskirk, Artie Van Pelt, David Ackermen, Isaac Stagg, 
Peter Kipp, William Ell, John Anderson, Garrat Hornbeck, Adrian Van 
Houter, Garrat VanVoss, Jacobus Lawr. VanBuskirk, Antie VanTile, 
Jacob DeRireaser Banta, Derick VanHorn, Hesta Banta, Tada VanWinkle, 
Hannes Walinsa, Peter Demarest, Aria Vanwinkle, Peter VanBlarkin, 
Lawrance Ackerman, Thomas Derimas, Hannes Dericksee Banta, Harma 
Harta, Garrett VanHorn, Cornelias Vanderhoof, Elias Williams, Jacobus 
Ackerman's Son, Abra. Husiman, Albert Trehoven, Abraham Coles, Har- 
manus Bell, Derick TerHoon, Peter Vanorder, Albert Cornell, Staats Boos, 
Casparus Tadsa, Albert Bordan, Garritt Hooper, Anna Tours, Cornel. 
Helmigha VanHouta, Hendrick Foss, Jacob VanWinkle, Edward Jeffers, 
Hanes Nestew, Michl. Stanford, Edwd. Earl, Henry Myers, Harmanus Ger- 
rettsee, Abel Smith, Abraham Lerue, Jacobus Luzeer, Wm. Forbes, Andries 
Vanorden. Rouluff Van Houtee, Philip Mercan, Roger Kingsland, Jacobus 
Hartje, Christopher Beil, Nathaniel Earl, Abraham Vanbuskirk, John 
Christion, Abra. Ackerman, Johanes Loats, John VanVorhess, Hessall 
Peterson, Jacob Vallinsee, Johannes Trehoven, Hendrick Hendrickson, 
Cornelius Vanorlan, Hendrick Blinkerhoof, Catherine Vienbrush, Abra. 
W r uaklingbuss, Abra. Blueflet, Johannes Lozer, Peter Vanderbrough, Hans 
Eversee, David Demarest, David Brower, Barnas Demarest, Johnas Myers, 
Johannes Banta, Madelinta Towis, Abraham Herrin, Jacob Stagg, Coll. 
Bayard, Mrs. AVarman, Michael Smith, Henry Patterson, Hannes Post, 
Louzda Shugarland, Peter Helmasa, Poulas Marsea, John Bogart, John 
Lee, John Morris, Lucas VanHesee, Peter Hall, John Vara way. Lucas 
Gearsted, John Van Drasee, Peter Dyer, Messill Domini, John Lewis, Isaac 
VanDrusee, Jacob VanOstren, Aria Carlah, Peet Gans' wife, John Ryers, 
Lawrance Van Buskirk, Cornelin Hendrick VanHouts, Johannes Stagg, 
Urie Thomasee, Johannes Troess, John Talaman, Johannes Blaufelt, 
Joseph Blaufelt, Garret Blaufelt, Samuel Gretfeet, Jacob Pardon, Peter 
Van Brykirk, Hannas Carel Mangel, Hannas Taddas, Simon VanWinkle, 
Jacob VanOstran, John Kingsland, Edmond Kingsland, John Schuyler, 
Johanes Stotts, Isaac Blewfelts, Hendrick Gessioner, Peter Van Skinne, 



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William Felt, Joseph Wood, Johanes Myers, Daniel Desark, Tunnis Heal- 
ing, John VanOrda, Nicholas Stilwell, Samuel Edsell, John VanNorder, 
Mrs. Valow, Eliza Decay, George Stagg, Adrian Post, Jacob Spier, Thomas 
VanDyke, Philip Earl, John Berry, Peter Berry. Henry Petterson, Mr. 
Vanaland, all amounting to £392.5.9%. 

Also book debts, per contra — Egbert Eckerman, Timo. Townsend, Isaac 
Van Giesen, Manus VanBossen, Isaac Kipp, Jacob Old water, Thos. Old- 
water, Garret Debow, Samuel Demarest, Peter Hardey, Robt. Kirkwood, 
Simon Freeland, Abraham Boss, Abraham Tracey, Elias Williams, Abrah'm 
Myers Cohen, Isaac and Abra. DePeyster, James Burling, Jane Rolang, 
Lawrance Ackerman, John Blanchard, Latouch & Hains, Abra. Huisman, 
Rich'd Annelly, Annely & Lewis, Hendrick Bear, Samuel Edsall, James 
Christy, John McKinley, Jno. Banta, Francis Hendrix, Doct. Arch. Fisher, 
Thos. Gray, John Niccols, John Allen, David Ogden, Saml. Woodward ; 
amounting to £257.19.3%. 

1744, August 13. MeGee (McGee, Meghee), William, of Allentown, 
Monmouth Co., brewer. Inventory of the estate (£187.0.8) includes 
gun and cutlass, Bible, Book of Divinity, rye in stack, cask and 
utensils for brewing, malt, copper, bonds, etc. Made by William Law- 
rence and Charles Jolley. September 7, 1744, Amy McGhee, the widow, 
declared said inventory to be true. Monmouth Wills, 1177-80 M. 

1742-3, Feb. 23. MeGloon, Peter, of Monmouth County, laborer. 
Int. Inventory of the estate (£18.7.6) includes gun and sword (£4.8.6), 
cash due John Tise, James Wilson and Darbey Carver. Made by 
James Ferel, Hendrick Hendrickson, John Pew, George Reid, Junior, 
Isaac Vandorn. Lib. D, p. 25. 

1742-3, March 5. Bond of Isaac Vandorn of Monmouth County, yeo- 
man, as administrator. Peter Vandorn, of same County, yeoman, fel- 
low bondsman. 

1743, March 21. List of goods, sold by administrator, to Archibald 
Gray, Benjamin Chesterman, John Lord, William Arnal, Henry Jackson, 
John Bray, Peter Scanck, Philip Truex, William Robbers, George Reid, 
Roliph Scanck, Laurence Carstolfel, Joseph Truex, Thomas Paton, John 
McKinster, William Hendrickson (the sword), Andrew Bray, George Reid, 
Junior, William Pool, James Wilson, John Tise. 

1743-4, Feb. 5. Account of administrator, includes moneys paid to Dr. 
Le Count, George Reid, Nancy Cruse, Hugh McCollum, James Ferel, 
Obadiah and Samuel Homes, William Hendrickson. 

1740, Sept. 25. Mcintosh, John, of Bridgetown, Burlington Co. 
Int. Administration on estate granted to Hannah Mcintosh, widow. 
Patrick Reynolds and Nicholas Toy, carpenters, both of same, fellow 
bondsmen. Lib. 6, p. 334; Lib. 7, p. 100. 

1749, Sept. 25. Inventory of the personal estate, £84.18.4% ; made by 
Patrick Reynolds and Nicholas Toy. Includes notes of Thomas Newell 
and Andrew Liken. 

1732-3, Jan. 6. McKay (MacKay), Daniel, of Freehold, Monmouth 
Co., miller; will of. Wife, Mary. Children — James, Jean and Katheran. 
Executors — friends Joseph Newton and Robert Cumming. Witnesses 
— John Shaw, Allen Rose and Charles Murrey. Proved at Crosswicks, 
March 7, 1732-3. - Lib. B, p. 403. 

1732-3, March 23. Inventory of the estate (£125.4.1%) including car- 



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penter and joiner tools and turner's tools. Made by Thomas Hankin- 
son, James English and John Henderson. 

1750. May 2N. McKeand, Jamm, of Monmouth County. Int. Bond 
of Robert English and Gysbert Hendricson, yeomen, as administrators. 
James Jackson, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Luke Tuckniss, witness. 

Lib. 7, p. 28. 

lT.'ttt, March -. McKrra, .I.-imk-k. of Salem County, yeoman. Int. 
Adm'x, Katharine McKeen (widow). Bondsman — William Vaneman. 
Both of Salem County. Witness — Joseph Hawks. Lib. B, p. 114. 

1736-7, Feb. 21. Inventory (£40.14.6) includes "a few old Sweed books" 
and sheep. Appraisers — William Vanaman, Joseph Hawkes. 

1738, Sept. 28. Account of Catherine, widow and administratrix of 
"James McKein," late of Penns Neck. Monies paid to Jon. Wilder, Anna 
Alderson. Joseph Hawkes, Wm. Vanneman, Daniel Mestayer, Richard 
Grafton, Thos. W r right, Benjn. Acton, John Hutton, Gunlah Holton, Timo- 
thy Raine, James Lennox, Henry Wallace, Wm. Hurd, John Thomas, 
Thomas Thompson, Edward Saddick, Hugh McNeal, Robert Hart, George 
Minrow, John Eaton, Garret Vanneman, John McKeen, Rosanna Moore, 
Wm. Murdock, Wm. Hamilton, Cornelius Corneliuson, Sinnick Sinnickson. 
Total— £59.14.6. 

1732, Feb. 15. McKnight. Hugh, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x, Hannah 
McKnight. Bondsmen — John Paget, Thomas Paget. All of Salem Co. 
Witness — Joseph Worce (?). Lib. 3, p. 289. 

1732, Dec. 7. Inventory (£242.4.11) taken at Cohansey, includes books 
(£1.3). Appraisers — John Pagett, Thomas Pagett. 

1749, Jan. 25. McKnisht, JameK, of Perth Amboy and Cranberry, 
Middlesex Co., schoolmaster. Int. Bond of James Wall, principal 
creditor, as administrator. Joseph Wilson, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. E, p. 361. 

1750, March 31. Inventory of personal estate (£24.13.6) includes bond 
from Robert Davison to John Kerr, Jun'r. Made by Henry Moore, John 
Karson, James Wall. 

1741, Aur. 22. McKnight, Malcolm, of Pensneck, Salem Co., tailor; 
will of. Wife, Catheren, one-third of moveables and the full use 
during widowhood of houses and plantation, "but if she marries she 
must go with her husband and leave said plantation;" otherwise, 
may hold it during life, then leave it to my four children — Charles, 
John, Malcolm and Shusanna; they to have equally remainder of 
moveable estate, allowing my daughter Jean, £2. All real estate at 
end of wife's term to be sold and money divided equally among said 
children, allowing my son, Charles, the money he has had since he 
went to Mr. Tennant's; also to have the care of his brother Malcolm. 
Executors — son, Charles, and James Barkley. Witnesses — William 
Westcott, Nicholas Johnson, Samuel Inly. Proved 4 Sept., 1741. 

Lib. 4, p. 312. 

1744-5, Feb. 4. Inventory of part of the goods (£6.) includes credit 
by Hance Bilderback, his apple trees sold to Jonnas Stalkup, credit due to 
Peter Cormack. Appraisers — Andrew Sinnickson, Sinick Sinnickson. 

1745, Sept. 2. Inventory ( £217.2.6 >£) includes house rent due from Mr. 
James Barkley and credits due from William Scott. Appraisers — Thos. 
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CALENDAR OF WILLS I73O-I75O 3IQ 

1742, Dec. 1. MeMin, James, of Upper Freehold Township, Mon- 
mouth Co., cooper; will of. Wife, Elizabeth. Bonds made with Rob- 
ert Imlay for land testator bought of James Debough, to be paid. 
Executors — wife, and friends Robert Imlay and Samuel Parent. Wit- 
nesses — John Johnston, John Imlay, Robert Lawrence. Proved Jan- 
uary 14, 1742. Lib. 4, p. 344. 

1742, Jan. 1. Inventory of the estate, £58.9.0 ; made by Richard Stevens 
and Robert Lawrence. 

1749, March IS. McNeal, Xeal, of Gloucester Township and Co., 
shinglemaker. Int. Adm'r, Joseph Hedger. Bondsman — Richard 
Cheeseman. Both of said County. Witness — John Mickle. 

Lib. 7, p. 41. 

1749, March 9. Inventory, £38.7.6 ; made by Richard Cheeseman, John 
Wild. 

1735, Jane 8. McWilliams, William, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r, 
William Mucdock. Bondsman — Abial Carle. Both of said County. 
Witnesses — John Hunt, Dan. Mestayer. Salem Wills, 509 Q. 

1746, Sept. 19. Mncdonel, William, of Somerset Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Florrance. Sons — John, William, Daniel, and Richard. All 
real and personal estate to be sold, one-third to wife and remainder 
divided among the four sons. Executors — Bryen Lafferty and Daniel 
McEowne. Witnesses — James Andrew, Jean G-ililan, Robt. Levisstone. 
"It is ordered by this will that the £50 York money for which Nath. 
Cooper is bound for me in New York shall be first paid out of my 
estate." Proved 13 Oct., 1746. Lib. D, p. 411. 

1746, Oct. 3. Renunciation of Bryan Lefferty and Daniel McEowen of 
the executorship. 

1746, Oct. 14. Bond of Florance, widow, as adm'x of the estate of her 
husband, William Macdonel. Fellow bondsmen — Robert Wilson, John 
McDaniel. Witnesses — Tinnit Wilson, Wm. McDaniel. Lib. D, p. 413. 

1746, Oct. 3. Inventory of personal estate, £173.19.1 ; made by Daniel 
McEowen, James McKean. 

1730, Oct. 19. Macelroy, Patrick, of Chesterfield, Burlington Co., 
labourer; nuncupative will of. Proved by the testimony of William 
Woodward and Abigail Eastland, who declare that he stated, if he 
died in America, that Jabez Taylor, one of the sons of Robert Taylor, 
should be his heir. Lib. 8, p. 106. 

1730, Oct. 22. Inventory of the personal estate, £23.11; made by An- 
thony Woodward and Edm. Beakes. 

1730, Dec. 19. Bond of Robert Taylor, yeoman, of Chesterfield, Bur- 
lington Co., as administrator on estate. 

1748, March 15. Mackaway, Michael, of Gloucester Co., laborer. Int. 
Adm'r, Edward Willson, weaver. Bondsman — Joseph Dean. Both 
of said County. Witness — John Mickle. Lib. 6, p. 15. 

1748, March 21. Inventory (£9.0.7) includes "The Chronicles of Eng- 
land,'' and debtors — Edward Wilson, Robert Greeg, John Sparks. 

1732, Nov. 24. MackDonald. Robert, of Town and Co. of Burlington, 
merchant. Administration on estate granted to Thomas Shaw, gent. 
Thomas Hunlock and Isaac Pearson, gents., fellow bondsmen; all ot 
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17"::, Nov. — . Thomas Shaw states that it is not known that the de- 
ceased hath any kindred or relations either in this Province or any other 
part of America. Lib. 3, p. 221. 

1782, 4th day, 10th mo. (Dec). Inventory of the personal estate, 
£266.6.11 ; made by Richd. Smith and Robt. Smith. Includes silver snuff 
box and silver watch, large Bible, and debts due by Esther Furness, Simon 
Nightingale, Thomas Palmer, Jude Clarkson, Francis Smith, Coll. Daniel 
Coxe, Thomas Shreeve, Samuel Bustill, Ann Pidgeon, Isaac Pearson, Peter 
Bard, Esq. 

1734, April 6. Account, showing payments to nurses Lovett and Wrigth, 
Hugh Roxs, (going to Philada. to invite friends of deceased to his fun- 
eral), Sarah James, Simon Nightingale, Samuel Bustill, Samuel Sharp, 
Benjamin Wheat, Joseph Murray, Esq., Edw'd Walbank, Patrick Rey- 
nolds, Patrick Ghrame, James Hancock, Francis Smith, Peter Bard, Esq., 
Edw'd Price, Mr. Rowland Ellis, Richard Peckover, of London, watch- 
maker. 

1733, May 16. Mackey, John, of Cape May Co. Int. Adm'r, Jeames 
Hathorn. Fellow bondsman — William Johnson. Both of Cape May. 
Witnesses — Humphrey Hughes, Samuwell Swaine, Jacob Spicer. 

Cape May Wills, 76 E. 

1733, April 10. Inventory of personal estate (£58.13.3%), includes 
"linen whele and wolen whele." Appraisers — Samuwell Swaine. William 
Johnson. 

1741, May 29. Account of "James Hathorne," administrator of the 
Estate of "John Mackie." Moneys paid to Jacob Spicer, John Flower, John 
Jones, Ezekiel Eldridge, Wm. McGowen, Robert Swaine, John Roberts, 
John Jones, Wm. Seagrave, Jas. Flood, Elias Taylor, Benjamin Richison 
Lemual Swaine, Corns. Schillinger, Joshua Shaw, Wm. Johnson, etc. 

1742, Deo. 29. Ma^ogin, Alexander, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x, 
Mary Magogin (relict of). Bondsmen — James Cury, Thomas Stone- 
bank. All of Salem. Lib. 4, p. 378. 

1742, Nov. 13. Inventory (£68.19.6) includes 3 horses and horned 
cattle. Appraisers — James Curry, Thomas Stonebank. 

1741, Oct. 28. Magwire (Naguire), Thomas, of Gloucester Co., 
husbandman. Int. Adm'r, James Ward. Bondsman — Benjamin 
Holmes, of Waterford in said County, yeoman. Lib. 4, p. 307. 

1741-2, Jany. 19. Inventory (£14.18.7) includes debtors — Thomas Cole, 
Thomas Rain, Henry Moring, Joseph Ellis. Appraisers — Jonathan Ax- 
ford, Isaac Smith. 

1734, Jan. 6. Mains (Maynes), Samuel, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. 
Adm'x, Anne Maynes, widow. Bondsmen — Erick Skeer and John Doe. 
All of Salem County. Witnesses — Henry Wallas, Thos. Eniley. 

Lib. 3, p. 437. 
1734, Dec. 30. Inventory, £32.10.10; made by John Eaton, Henry Wal- 
las. , 

1730, May 8. Mall, Roger, of Cohansey, Salem Co., yeoman; will of. 
Wife, Ellenor, executrix, and to have personal estate. Sons — George, 
100 acres where he lives; Robert, 5 shillings; Benjamin, 60 acres on 
south side of my plantation; and my two younger sons, Joseph and 
Rodger, 55 acres each, where I now live, when they will be 21. Wit- 



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nesses — Thomas Waithman, Zechariah Sawdell, Samuel Hedge. Prov- 
ed 18 Jan., 1744. Lib. 5, p. 164. 
1744, Dec. 28. Inventory, £71.19 ; made by Josiah Parvin, John Wool- 
sey. 

1749, Oct. 21. Mallally, Bryant, of Salem Co.. Int. Adm'r, Job 
Smith. Bondsman — William Barker. Both of said County. Witnesses 
— James Smith, Michl. Gibbon. Lib. 7, p. 35. 

1749-50, Jan. 4. Inventory (£74.15) includes "a taylor's goos, 2 shill- 
ings.' Appraisers — Hance Penton. James Smith. 

1709, Aug. 2. Mandeval, Hendrick, of Peqquanock, Essex Co.; will 
of. Wife, Elizabeth. Children — David, Antie Brouwer, Hendrick, Jo- 
hannes, Yelles (under age). Wife sole executrix. Witnesses — Jan 
Mead, Dyrck Dey, Henry Brockholls. Proved Dec. 8, 1732. 

Lib. B, p. 346. 

1738, July 28. Maning, John, of Piscataway, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Children — Gershom, Sarah, Martha, Ephraim. Mary, all 
under age, Real and personal estate. Wife, Mary. Executors — friends 
Benjamin Martin and Peter Martin. Witnesses — Benja. Stelle, Isaac 
Manning, John Dennis. Proved Aug. 22, 1745. Lib. D, p. 320. 

1747, April 2. Marlet, Gideon, of Somerset Co.; will of. W r ife, Pene- 
lepe, executrix. Real and personal estate to be sold and proceeds di- 
vided equally among children — Abraham, Mary. Elizabeth. Gideon 
and Jeremiah. Executors — Reeve Runyon and John Vail, Junior. Wit- 
nesses — George Marlett, Thomas Jacobs, Jno. Stelle. Proved 22 April, 
1747. Lib. E, p. 32. 

1747, April 18. Inventory of personal estate (£81.20.6), includes gun, 
•"sord," mason's tools. Debtors — Jethro Manning, John Tuneison, Nathl. 
E. Roft, Hendrick Lane, Elieb Vancourt, Thomas Johnston. Appraisers — 
Peter Williamson, John Pound, Junior. 

1734, Jan. 24. >I arm ion, Samuel, of Burlington, merch't; will of. 
Grandchildren — Benoist, Peter, Samuel, John, William, Mary and 
Rebecca Bard. Brick dwelling house on High Street, Burlington, now 
occupied by Thomas Hendry. Daughter — Dinah Bard, sole executrix. 
Real and personal estate. Witnesses — Is. DeCow. Edmund Cowgill, 
Jr., Row. Ellis. Proved May 20, 1735. Lib. 4, p. 10. 

174<>, Oct. 11. Marriott (Merit). John, of Springfield, Burlington Co., 
husbandman. Samuel Merit declines administration on estate of his 
brother, who died by an extraordinary accident, and requests that 
Joseph Atkinson, principal creditor, be appointed. Witnesses — John 
Butcher, Jr., and Henry Fenimore. 

1740, Oct. 25. Bond of Joseph Atkinson, of Springfield, yeoman, as 
administrator. Samuel Scattergood, of Burlington, merch't. fellow bonds- 
man. Lib. 4, p. 257. 

1740, Oct. 23. Inventory of the personal estate, £32.17.8 ; made by 
Jos. Owen and John Butcher, Jr. 

1747, Dec. 9. Marselisen (Marselis), Harman, of Piscataway, Mid- 
dlesex Co.; will of. Son, John, dwelling house on Green Brook pur- 
chased of Joseph Hull, at 21 years. Son, Peter, land joining land of 
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Marselis. and brother-in-law, Anthony Hutchins. Witnesses — Fred- 
rlcto Vermeule, [den Bffarselisen, John Morselis. Proved Jan. 21, 1747-8. 

Lib. E, p. 119. 

1733-4. Jnn. SI. Marsh. Ilenjamin, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Eldest son, Benjamin, land called Raway, given 
me by my father,, John Marsh. Other children mentioned but not 
named. Grist mill, which formerly belonged to my father-in-law, 
John Ewen, signed over to me by William Robinson. Executors — 
wife. Margaret, and brother Daniell Marsh. Witnesses — John Terrill, 
Job Pack, Mephibosheth Marsh. Proved March 25, 1734. 

Lib. B, p. 513. 

1734, March 26. Inventory of estate (£106.12.03), includes mortgage 
of land and grist mill that formerly belonged to John Ewen, deceased. 
Made by William Porter, John Terrill. 

1745. Sept. 4. Marsh, Ephraim. of the Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co.; will of. Wife, Anna. Children — Ephraim, Jean, Keziah and Anna, 
all under age. Land joining lands of Samuel Willis; lands given me 
by my "fathers," John Marsh and John Scuder. Executors — friends 
Nathaniel Hubbell and Thomas Scudder. Witnesses — William Jones, 
Henry Clarke, John Davis. Proved May 9, 1750. Lib. E, p. 398. 

1730. Dee. 27. Marsh. John, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., yeoman; 
will of. Children — Joseph, Joshua, Jonathan, Ephraim, Daniel, 
Mephibosheth, David, Elizabeth (wife of Job Pack), Hannah (wife 
of William Miller), and Sarah (wife of Isaac Noe). Land of brother, 
Joseph, deceased. Grandchildren — John, William, Mary (wife of Jo- 
seph Conger), children of son John, deceased; Benjamin, Enoch, David, 
Sarah and Margaret Marsh, children of son Benjamin, deceased, 
minors. Wife, Elizabeth. Lands bought of Benjamin Pack and Philip 
Doldridge. Executors — sons Daniel, Mephibosheth and David. Wit- 
nesses — Peter Tranbles, David Watkins, Thomas Chapman. Proved 
Dec. 3, 1744. Lib. D, p. 215. 

1744, Dec. 21-22. Inventory of personal estate (£529.16.02%), includes 
notes of Ephraim Marsh, Robert Mors, Isaac Noe, Jeffery Gons. Jonathan 
Marsh, Steven Harding, Margaret Marsh, Richard Wind, Caleb Hail, Henry- 
Backer. Made by John King and William Oliver. 

1748, Dec. 23. Marsh, John, of Newark, Essex Co. Administration 
on estate granted to Uzal Ogden, Esq., principal creditor. Ephraim 
Wheeler, yeoman, fellow bondsman. Lib. E, p. 231. 

1745, Deo. 17. Marsh, Joseph, of the Borough of Elizabeth, Essex 
Co., carpenter; will of. Children — Samuel, Joseph, Elizabeth, John, 
Henry, David and Hannah. Real and personal estate. Executors — 
wife, Elizabeth, and friend Nathaniel Hubbell. Witnesses — Jonathan 
Marsh, Ephraim Marsh, Samuel Yamans. Proved Nov. 7, 1746. 

Lib. D, p. 428. 

1746, Dec. 4. Inventory of personal estate, £234.18.10; made by 
Ephraim Marsh and Robert Meeker. Witnesses — Elizabeth Marsh, John 
Marsh, Nath'll Hubbell. 

1746-7, Jan. 12. Marsh, Joseph, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., 
shipwright; will of. Children — Sarah, Frances, Mordica, Joseph, all 
under age. Mills at Raway I have in partnership with Samuel Marsh 
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Robertson; land joining land of Reuben Peters. Executors — wife, 
Susannah, Elias Marsh, Thomas Gach and Joseph, son of John Shot- 
well of Raway. Witnesses — George Badgley, Sam'll Borrowe, Mar- 
garet Hews, Anne Moor. Proved March 26, 1747. Susanna Marsh a 
Quaker, qualified as executrix. Lib. E, p. 5. 

1744, Sept. 20. Marsh, Joshua, of the Borough of Elizabeth, yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Susanna. Children — Joshua, Abraham (under age), 
Susanna Davis, Elizabeth Meeker, and Sarah (wife of John Tooker). 
Grandson, Joshua Tucker. Enoch, second son of brother Benjamin, 
deceased, when of age. Land given me by my father, June 3, 1726. 
Land bought of Philip Doldridge, May 8, 1731. A negro wench and her 
child. Executors — son, Joshua, and son-in-law John Tucker. Wit- 
nesses — John Denman, Benjamin Williams, John Cleverly. Proved 
Oct. 20, 1744. Lib. D, p. 185. 

1744, Oct. 25. Inventory of personal estate (£369.12.01), includes bonds 
of Joseph Morris, Henry Ford, Abraham Shotwell, Nathaniel Baker, Joshua 
Morss. William Woodruff, Benjamin Hill, James Carter of New Yorke, 
Moses Ogden, Jacob Harte, William Miller, Jonathan Marsh. Made by 
Abraham Clarke, George Ross. 

1746, Jan. 6. Accompt of Joshua Marsh, executor. Payments to 
Ephraim Terrill, Jonathan Hampton, Ickobad Burnet, Jacob Dehart, Wm. 
Peirson, Peter Evertse, Jona. Thompson, Robert Woodruff, Isaac Schele- 
nex, John Crage, William Ogden, Joseph Shotwell, Sam'll Woodruff, Alex- 
ander Black, Thomas Edgar, Moses Crane, John Emot, Edward Thomas, 
Joseph Hinds, Richard Win, Andrew Andrewson, Benja. Marsh, John 
Parker, Mary Black, Abra. Marsh, David Meeker. John Davis, Joshua 
Marsh, Nathaniel Crane, John Cleverly, John Ross (for coffin), Thos. 
Clark, Wm. Springer, Jonathan Woodruff, Sam'll Clark, Justice Rolph, 
George Gostolowe. 

1747-8, 14th day of 12th mo. (Feb.). Marsh, Margaret, of the Bor- 
ough of Elizabeth, Essex Co., widow; will of. Children — Benjamin, 
Enoch, David, Margaret, Sarah Williams, and Mary Clark. Mort- 
gage on plantation on which Rubin Clark lives. Real and personal 
estate. Executors — son, Benjamin, and friend Joseph Wood. Wit- 
nesses — Jeames Clark, Sarah Parker, Joseph Shotwell. Proved Jan. 
20, 1748. Lib. E, p. 242. 

1735, May 5. Marshall, Mary, of Alloways Creek, alias Monmouth 
River, Salem County, spinster; will of. Moveables to my mother, 
Sarah Marshall. Nephews — Isaac, Thomas and Richard Moss (sister 
Rebechah's children), and Elizabeth Blancher. Residue to three lade 
before mentioned. Executor — friend and brother, Abraham Moss. 
Witnesses — Henry Stubbins, Elizabeth Blancher, Elizabeth Barber. 
Sworn and affirmed, 14 May, 1735. Lib. 4, p. 14. 

1735, May 12. Inventory, £315.19.8 ; made by Abel Nicholson, Jos. 
Clowes. 

1749, Oet. 7. Marshall, William, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x, Eliza- 
beth Marshall. Bondsman — John Kampstar, of said County. 

Lib. 6, p. 278. 

1748-9, Feb. 7. Inventory, £51.2; made by Thomas Haynes, John 
Kampstar. 

1749, Dec. 21. Account. Monies paid to Mary Cullyer, John Nichol- 
son, Henry Hale. James Holliday, Robert Dickey, Thomas Henley, Daniel 



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Moore. Mary Siddens, Wm. Siddens, John Thompson. Nicholas Gibbons, 
Danl. Most aver. 

1733. April 24. Martin (Martins), Inane, of Piscataway, Middlesex 
Co.; will of. Sons — Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, a minor. Real and 
personal estate. Wife, Hannah, sole executrix. Witnesses— Benja. 
Stelle, Sam'll Martin, Jonathan Martin, Humphrey Foster. Proved 
July 19, 1733. Lib. B, p. 446. 

1733, July 5. Inventory of personal estate £39.8.6 ; made by . 

1741), Sept. IS. Martin (Martain). James, of South Amboy, Middle- 
sex Co., yeoman. Inventory of personal estate, £70.4.3; made by John 
Burwell, David Edgar. 

1750, Aug. 30. Bond of Susannah Martin, his widow, as administra- 
trix. Benja'n. Rolph, fellow bondsman. Lib. E. p. 452. 

1750-1, Feb. 3. Letter from P. Kearny, Esq., states Mrs. Martin is 
deceased and has infant son about two years. 

1750-1, Feb. 5. Bond of Benjamin Rolph, of Woodbridge, cooper, as 
administrator on the estate which remains unadministered by Susannah 
Martin she being deceased. Richard FitzRandolph, fellow bondsman. 

Lib. E. p. 480. 

1741. Feb. 4. Martin. John, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'x, widow, Sarah 
Martin, of Greenwich. Bondsmen — William Watson, of Greenwich, 
William Tuft, of Salem. All of said County. Witnesses— Danl. 
Mestayer, Chas. O. Neill. Lib. 4, p. 376. 

1743-4, Mareh 8. Martin, Mulford, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., 

yeoman. Int. Bond of Peter Martin, the father, and Rachel Martin, 

widow, as administrators on the estate. Gershom Martin, fellow 

bondsman. Lib - D - P- 123 - 

1733, May 20. Martin, Samuel, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Executors — wife, Sarah, and sons Thomas and Samuel, 
they being sole legatees. Real and personal estate. Bond from 
Wright Skinner. Witnesses — Anne Martin, David Ayers, Jno. Sarjant. 
Proved June 12, 1740. John Sarjant, one of the witnesses, deceased at 
time of proving. 

1740, June 12. Sarah and Samuel Martin qualified as executors, the 
other executor being deceased. Lib. C, p. 340. 

1733, Feb. 14. Martingfrace, John, of Gloucester Co., laborer. Adm'r, 
Joseph Hedger, of said County, yeoman. Bondsman — William Barton, 
of Burlington Co., yeoman. Gloucester Wills, 178 H. 

1733-4, Feb. 11. Inventory (£19.1.22) includes debtor, Benjamin Chees- 
man. Appraisers — Andrew Ware, Thomas Cheesman. 

1735, Sept. 21. Marvel, Joseph, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'r, 
Lewis Marvel. Bondsman — Robert Vance, yeoman. Both of said 
County. Witnesses — Bridget Vance, Danl. Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 41. 

1739, Jan. 5. Maskell, Constant, of Cohansey, Salem Co., yeoman. 
Int. Adm'x, Rachel Maskell, widow. Bondsman— Thos. Waithman. 
Witnesses — Thomas Ewing, Danl. Mestayer. Lib. 4, p. 198. 

1739, Dec. 3. Inventory (£256.2.10) includes books (£5.11.6), horses, 
cows, sheep, and part of a shallop (£9.10). Appraisers— Thomas Ewing, 
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1732, Oct. 26. Maskell, Thomas, of Cohansey, Salem Co.; will of. 
Wife, Mary, sole executrix during widowhood and to have the house 
we live in (15 acres) South of the swamp that parts my land from 
Thomas Wethman's; also my clear land on the N. side. Daughter, 
Mary Yeuens, 100 acres. Grandson, Maskell Yeuens. Son, Constant 
Maskell, and Thomas Yeuens and Thomas Wethman to have equally 
my marsh by the creek. Son, Constant Maskell, to have remainder 
of my land on the East, that is to say, on both sides of the road. 
Witnesses — Charles Dennes, Richard Mills, Samuel Dennis. Affirmed 
30 Jan., 1732. Lib. 3, p. 254. 

1732, Jany. 30. Inventory (£137.18) includes riding horse, cattle, corn, 
etc. Appraisers — Sam. Davis, Charles Dennes. 

1734, 8 mo. (Oct.), 30 da. Mason, Aaron, of Manington, Salem Co., 
farmer; will of. Wife, Abigail. Sons — Thomas (eldest) and Joseph 
(second son) to have equally plantation I live on when 21. Youngest 
son, Samuel, the land my father, Thomas Mason, purchased of 
Samuel Hedge on Fenwick's branch, joining John Kid's. Executors 
— wife, and son Thomas, "allowing my wife to have the use of the 
plantation until the said Thomas and Joseph Mason will be of age." 
Witnesses — William Smith, Joseph Carroll, Wm. Heckel. Sworn and 
affirmed 6 Nov., 1734. Lib. 3, p. 447. 

1734, Nov. 6. Letters testamentary granted to Abigail Mason execu- 
trix, the other executor, Thomas Mason, being under age. 

1734, 9 mo. (Nov.), 6 da. Inventory (£214.10.6) includes clock and case 
(£10), and horned cattle (£53.10). Appraisers — William Hunt, Clm. Hall. 

1749, May 15. Mason, John, of Salem Co. Int. Adm'r, William 
Murdock. Bondsmen — Benjamin Cripps, Saml. Tyler. All of said 
County. Witness — Josiah Kay. Lib. 6, p. 279. 

1749, April 26. Inventory (£615.7.5) includes riding horse, carpenter's 
tools, part of two yoke of oxen, "some other things at the saw mill at 
Morris River," etc. Appraisers — Wm. Siddons, Thos. Rice. 

1746, Sept. 22. Mason, Mary. Rachel Draper, wife of James Draper 
of City of Philada., and daughter of Jonathan Wilson and Mary, his 
wife, who is late deceased intestate, does hereby request that "my 
cousin, Samuel Burge, may have administration of the estate of my 
mother, Mary Mason." Witness — Frederick Holsten. 

1746, Sept. 22. Bond of administration of Samuel Burge, gent., of City 
of Philada,, on estate. Robert Montgomerie, merchant, of Monmouth Co., 
fellow bondsman. Lib. 5, p. 431. 

1744, Dec. 16. Mason, Samuel, of Elsenborough, Salem Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Grace. Children — Sarah and Elizabeth. Mentions 
brother John and his children — Anne and Mary. Executors — daugh- 
ters Sarah and Elizabeth. Witnesses — John Jones, John Darkin and 
Daniel Mestayer. Proved Feb. 11, 1744. Lib. 5, p. 222. 

1738, April 12. Mason, Thomas, now in Philadelphia, but of the 
County of Salem, merchant; will of. Wife, Sarah, to have the profits 
of the real estate until my son John will be 21; also a lot of ground 
in Salem where I dwelt, parallel with the Sberron and Turner lots; 
also 6 acres to extend from Joseph Goodin's lot to Margaret Lane's. 
Son John, the residue of the estate, real and personal. In case of his 
death, unmarried, without issue, same shall go to my said wife for- 



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ever, she paying: £100 to my cousins, Hannah and Sarah Darkin. In 
ease my wife dies before my son, his moiety of my persona! estate 
shall be given to my brother, John Mason, he paying the said £100; 
in case of his death, my cousins, Ann and Mary Mason, shall have the 
same. At the death of my wife, if my son or his issue are not living, 
the house in Salem I give to Ann, the daughter of my brother John. 
The residue of my real estate, in case of the death of my said son 
and wife, I give to Mary Mason, Hannah and Sarah Darkin. Execu- 
tors wife, brother-in-law Isaac Sharp, and friend Joseph Darkin. 

Witnesses — Richard Smith, Thos. Hill, Robert Moulder, Robt. Hart- 
shorne. Affirmed 6 May, 1740. Letters testamentary granted to Sarah 
Mason and Isaac Sharp. Lib. 4, p. 235. 

1740, Sept. 8. Inventory (£1216.0.2) includes servant boy (£13), money 
in Ireland in Anthony Sharp"s hands (£220), bills and bonds of Walter 
James. Richard Servis, Thomas Hill, William Tuft. Daniel Smith, John 
Foster, Daniel Mayture, Redmond Janings. Appraisers — Richd. Smith, 
Clem. Hall. 

1747, March 11. Mathew*. Daniel, of Newark, Essex Co. Bond of 
Rebekah Mathews, the widow, as administratrix on estate of her hus- 
band. Daniel Pierson, Esq., fellow bondsman. Lib. E, p. 196. 

1736. Jan. 35. Mathie, John, of Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co.; will of. 
Grandchildren — Mathues and Margaret Sharp, both under age. Real 
and personal estate. Executors — daughters Margaret Hughs, Anne 
Allen, and friends Gabriel Stelle, of Perth Amboy, alderman, and John 
Hutton of Fresh Ponds, yeoman. Witnesses — John Moore, Alex'r 
Mackdowell, Margaret Moore. Proved April 11, 1737. Lib. C, p. 157. 

1732-3, Feb. 19. Matlack. Ann, of Chester, Burlington Co., widow 
and executrix of William Matlack. John Matlack renounces all right 
to administer on estate of Ann Matlack, and also on unadministered 
estate of William Matlack unto his brother, Timothy Matlack. 

Lib. 3, p. 244. 

1732-3, 19th day, 12th mo. (Feb.). Inventory of the personal estate, 
£119.8.5 ; made by John Roberts and Thomas Middleton. 

1745, \ — . Account by Timothy Matlack, who has paid for 

"schooling and board" for Mary, Rachel, Rebecca and Jeremiah Matlack. 

1739, Nov. 29. Matlack, George, of Chester, Burlington Co., yeo- 
man; will of. Sons — Josiah and George. To the latter the saddle that 
belonged to his deceased brother, William. Children — Benjamin, 
Joshua, John, Thomas, Jonathan, Samuel, Martha and Elizabeth, each 
£5 at age. Wife's dau., Elizabeth Hancock, £5 at age. Real and 
personal estate. Executor — brother, John Matlack. Witnesses — 
Thomas Parker. Sam'l Atkinson, Michael Tolman. Proved Dec. 12, 
1739 Lib. 4, p. 200. 

1739, Dec. 11. Inventory of the personal estate, £240.9.8 ; made by 
Thomas Lippincott and Joseph Stoakes. 

1748, Nov. 11. Matlock, Mary, dau. of William Matlock, of Bur- 
lington Co. Bond of guardianship of John Bispham. Thomas Bishop, 
yeoman, fellow bondsman. All of Burlington Co. Lib. 6, p. 351. 

1747, Nov. 3. Matson, Mathiaa, yeoman, of Greenwich Township, 
Gloucester Co.; will of. Brothers — Andrew and Peter Matson, to have 



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equally the money from sale of plantation where I live, on the River 
Delaware, below Rackoon Creek, and all my other estate. Executors 

m y kinsmen and friends, Mathias Matson and John Jones, both of 

the township aforesaid. Witnesses — Christian Steedom, Charles Hop- 
man. Proved 22 Dec, 1747. Lib. 5, p. 499. 
1747, Dec. 5. Renunciation of Mathias Mattson as one of the Execu- 
tors. 

1747, Dec. 4. Inventory, £8.2.4 ; made by Charles Hopman, Erick Der- 
ickson. 

1748, , — . Account. Paid to John Morton, Evan Morgan, Robert 

Hartshorn, Thomas Williams, John Vanneyman, Charles Hopman, Nich- 
olas Crone, Thomas Wilkins, Mary Lampland, Thomas Clayton, Morris 
Coner, Thomas Wilkins, Esqr., John Jones, Gunnar Cox, Swan Boon, 
Mathew Gill, Andrew Mattson, Henry Helvis, Timothy Rayn, John Pennel, 
Peter Dalbo, Lawrence Strong. 

1750, Oct. SO. Matson, Mathias, of Greenwich Township, Gloucester 
Co., yeoman; will of. Wife, Judith. Sons — Peter (had his share of 
the estate); Mathias, to have the remaining part of my home planta- 
tion; William, 141 acres, formerly belonging to John Swanson, also 
96 acres I bought of John Alford. Daughters — Mary, Lydiah and 
Cattern. Executors — sons, Mathias and William Matson. Witnesses 
— Jacob Lippincott, Caleb Lippincott, Abraham Lord. Sworn and 
affirmed, 13 Nov., 1750. Lib. 7, p. 20. 

1750, Nov. 7. Inventory (£335) includes cattle, horses, sheep, corn and 
hay. Appraisers — Jacob Lippincott, Benjamin Cheesman. 

1745, Aujnist 20. Mattison, Joseph, of Amwell Township, Hunter- 
don Co.; will of. Wife, Ann. Eldest son, Aaron. Wife to have use 
of estate for nineteen years, to bring up testator's children, viz., 
Aaron, John, Jacob and Jeames. Executors — wife, Ann, and brother 
Jacob Mattison. Witnesses — Samuel Fleming, Joseph Hegeman and 
William Bishop. Proved October 15, 1745. Lib. 5, p. 194. 

1745. Oct. 9. Inventory of the estate (£164.5.11) includes gun, sword 
and belt, Bible, and servant girl's time (sold for £6.15). Made by Thomas 
Atkinson and Jacob Gray. 

1747, Nov. 18. Account. Mentions Johanas Busenbaruch, Joseph Bast, 
Philip Ringo, Samuel Fleming, William Anderson, Frances Quick, Paul 
Hill. Paul Flock, John Mullen, Aaron Mattison, Sr., Benjamin Stout, Wil- 
liam Force, Garret Williamson, John Conaway, Peter Fisher. Urban Ker- 
kuff, Adrian Aten, Daniel Griggs, Abraham Schuyler, John Henderson, 
William Bishop, Mahlon Kirkbride, Joseph Forman. 

1740, Dec. 11. Mattson, Anne (Anneky), of Deptford Township, 
Gloucester Co., widow. Int. Adm'r, Peter Rambo, yeoman. Bonds- 
man — Joseph Tatem, cordwainer, of said township. Witness — Isaac 
Hinchman. Lib. 5, p. 459. 

1746, Dec. 20. Inventory at Greenwich, Gloucester Co., £15.7.3 ; made 
by Jno. Smith, Jun., James Hamlington. 

1732, Nov. 24. Maxbur, Hannah, of New Hanover, Burlington Co. 
Inventory of the personal estate, £25.16.3; made by Thomas Wright 
and Sam'l Emley. Includes debts due from Tho. Woodward, Benj. 
Kirby, Wm. Wilson, Rich'd Humphary, George Ferrar, Sam'l Wright, 
Rich'd Harrison, Abraham Brown, Peter Harrison, John Bullock, Wil- 
liam Kirby, Isaac Forman, Nick Hill, Wm. Chapman, John Rumford, 



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Nahamiah Coglll, Tho. Wright, Sam'l Emley, Wm. Ketner, George 
Harrison. Win. Cook, Ann Saxton, Wm. Rutter, Thomas Plat. 

Burlington Wills, 2313-15 C. 

17Ui», Nov. 1. Mend. John, of Paquaneck, Essex Co.; will of. Chil- 
dren — Peter, John, Jacob, Jellies, Chisstena and Else, all under age. 
Real estate at Paquaneck and Pomton. Executrix — wife, Margret. 
Witnesses — George Reyese, Henry Brockholls, Hendrick Mendfyle. 
Proved April 27. 1745. Lib. D, p. 276. 

1745. June 3. Inventory of personal estate, £48.0.1; made by Peter 
Post and Jacob TItsort Witnesses — George Reyerse, Jun., Gerrit Jacobus. 

174T. June T2. Mead. Peter, of Pauquaneck, Bergen Co., yeoman; 
will of. Wife, Jane, whole estate during widowhood. Son, John, after 
his mother's decease, % of my real estate in Paquaneck and in Han- 
over, Morris Co.; also the sum of £10, or a silver cup or beeker of 
that value, in consideration of which he or his heirs are to pay his 
sisters, Martha (wife of Hendrick Brown), Margerett, Sarah and Mary, 
£10 each. The other half of the real estate in Bergen and Morris 
counties to the son-in-law, Hendrick Brown. Executors — wife, and 
trusty friends and brethren, Johannis Mead and Arien Jacobus. 
Signed "Pyeter Mead." Witnesses — Hendrick Spier, Engeltye Cadmis, 
Daniel Taylor. Proved 9 Nov., 1747. Jane (Janniete) Mead and 
Arien Jacobus qualify as executors. Lib. E, p. 437. 

1749, Dec. 26. Renunciation of John Mead as executor. Witnesses — 
Adriaen Vanhouten, John Mead, Jun'r. 

1741, Nov. 18. Meaker (Meeker), William, of Newark, Essex Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Hannah. Daughter-in-law, Abigail, widow 
of son David, deceased. Grandchildren — David and Hannah Meaker, 
both under age, children of Abigail and son David, deceased. Real 
and personal estate. Executors — sons Jonathan and Isaac Meeker. 
Witnesses — Benjamin Lyon, Benjamin Lyon, Jun'r, Charles Hole. 
Proved March 5, 1744. Lib. D, p. 241. 

1744-5. March 4. Inventory of personal estate, (£252.07.08), includes 
negro wench and her child (£38). Made by Benjamin Lyon, Joseph Lyon. 

1741. July 14. Meally, Hugh, of Salem Co., yeoman. Int. Adm'x, 
Jane Hart. Bondsman — James Rodgers. Witness — William Hall. 

Lib. 5, p. 422. 

1739, Sept. 17. Meeum.* William, of Pennsneck, Salem Co., gent., 
guardian of Mary Scoggin (14 years old). Bondsman — Thomas Miles. 
All of same place. Witnesses — Aaron Wood, Peter Peterson. 

Salem Wills, 666 Q. 

1747-8, Jan. 3. Meeum, William, of Penns Neck, Salem Co., 'yeo- 
man; will of. Wife. Son, William (minor), to have my silver hilted 
sword, cutlass, silver headed cane, buckles, gun and Bible; also the 
real estate at 21, he paying £20 to my only daughter, Margaret 
Meeum, when she will be 21. In case of his death without issue, 
same shall belong to my said daughter. Mentions Peter Enlow, his 
apprentice. If son and daughter die without issue, and in possession 
of my real estate, the interest of the same forever to go to the in- 
habitants of the lower part of Perm's Neck for the use of a free 
school for the benefit of poor children and orphans. Executors — 
only son, William Meeum, and my trusty friend, John Marshall. Wit- 
nesses — Jane Scott, Henry GillJohnson, Peter Enlows. Proved 5 
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1748-9, Feb. 24. Inventory (£366.4.7) includes armour, bacon and lum- 
ber, horses, Bible (£1.10), wheat, sheep, oxen and steers, cattle, swine, 
clock. Appraisers — Jeremiah Barker, Sinick Sinickson. 

1749, May 23. Account of Wm. Mecum. To moneys paid Hannah Sid- 
dins, Ebenezer Dun, Peter Peterson, Henry Giljohnson, Edward Test, Jer- 
emiah Baker, Sinnick Sinnickson, Robt. Thompson, Henry Gillas, William 
Tuft, Edward Shepard, Matthias Stark, Margret Stark, Timothy Connor, 
Nicholas Philpot, Hue Blackwood, Thomas Emley, Oliver Webb (for a 
quarter's schooling for Margret Mecum, Jun'r), and Petters Petterson. Cer- 
tain bad debts due from John Moore, Geo. Flings and Arthur Tools. 

1737, Sept. 5. Medcalf, Hanna, of Gloucester Town and County; 
will of. Children — Mathew, Rachel, William and Susanna. £50, etc., 
to Abraham Albirson for services. Executors — brother, William Hut- 
son (Hudson), Joseph Cooper. Witnesses — Tobias Holloway, Job 
Ingraham, Mary Hollingum. Affirmed 2 Nov., 1737. Letters granted 
to Joseph Cooper. Gloucester Wills, 220 H. 

1737, Oct. 3. Inventory (£188.1.2) includes 38 ounces of silver (£15.4.0), 
a piece of gold and gold buttons (£3.11.6). Appraisers — Ja. Hinchman. 
Tobias Holloway. 

1732, 11 mo. (Jan.), 6 da. Medcalf, Jacob, of Newton, Gloucester Co., 
yeoman; will of. Wife, Hannah. Son, Mathew, to have all my land 
and meadows (200 acres) on Little Timber Creek adjoining William 
Harrison. If said son dies under age without issue, the premises to 
go to my sons William and Jacob (minors); and in case of their 
death childless, wife Hannah shall have the same. Legacies to 
daughter, Rachel, and cousin, Hester Medcalf. Executors — brother- 
in-law, William Cooper, Joseph Cooper and William Hudson, Junior. 
Witnesses — Silvanus Smout, Willm. Crosthwaite (of Philadelphia), 
James Armstrong. 

1732, Jan. 6. Codicil. On consideration that children are small, the 
interest from the sale of house and lands at Gloucester may be insuffi- 
cient for their support; therefore executors shall sell said 200 acres 
and the interest therefrom shall be for their maintenance during Mathew's 
minority, but, when of age, he shall have the principal. (Same witnesses). 

1735, Jany. 21. Codicil. Since the above will was made my son 
Jacob died, and two daughters, Susanna and Hannah, have been bom 
to me. Witnesses — William Hudson, William Moode, Abraham Bickley, 
Richard Buckele. Sworn and affirmed 11 Aug., 1736. Lib. 4, p. 69. 

1736, Aug. 11. Letters Testamentary were granted William Hudson 
and Joseph Cooper (Quakers). 

1736, 4 mo. (June), 25. Inventory (£650.13.5) includes debt of Walter 
Griffes, boats with sails and oars (£15.0.0), gun and silver tankard, ser- 
vant-maid's time (£6), books (£2.10.0), bond of Robt. Stevens and Tobias 
Hollwell. Appraisers — John Mickle, Ja. Hinchman. 

1744, Nov. 22. Meeker, Benjamin, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., 
blacksmith; will of. Children — Benjamin, Samuel, Phebe (wife of 
Nehemiah Ludlum), Esther (wife of Stephen Hindes), and Sarah 
(wife of Isaac Woodruffe). Real and personal estate. Executors — 
wife, Phebe, and son-in-law Stephen Hindes, and son Samuel. Wit- 
nesses — John Clarke, David Meeker, Boynton Ramsden,. Proved 
March 11, 1750. Lib. E, p. 536. 

1730, Feb. 18. Meeker, Jobn, of Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., yeoman; 
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will of. Granddaughters — Sarah Grimng, Rebekah Whitehead, Han- 
nah Talmadge. Daughter, Eunice Meeker. Sons — Robert, James and 
David. Grandson, John Meeker, only son of son John, deceased. 
Lands joining lands of Mr. John Thompson, Thomas Squire, James 
Hindes. Executors — sons Robert and James, and brother-in-law,