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Will of Edmund Farrington – 1675

“Whereas EDMUND FARRINGTON, of Flushing, upon Long Island, in his will appointed his wife Dorothy his executor, and the original having been transmitted to the Office of Record, where it flow remains.” The said Dorothy is confirmed as executrix, July 1, 1675. LIBER 1-2, page...

Will of Elizabeth Partridge – 1669

ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE, of Flushing. Leaves one fourth of estate “to all my grandchildren equally.” The rest “to all my children equally.” Makes “Mr. Elias Doughty, of Flushing,” executor. Dated May 23, 1669. Written at order of Elizabeth Partridge by me, Anthony Waters, Clerk. Proved June 9, 1669. Debts mentioned as owing to her from Robert Fecks, Francis ye Carpenter, Nicholas Davis, John Gonin. LIBER 1-2, page 38 Inventory of estate of ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE, taken by Wm. Laurence and Eyrke Jacobs, overseers chosen by the Constable,” October 18, 1669. House and lot, £45. Apraisal made by John Bowne, Wm. Noble, and John Hinchman. James Clement, Clerk. LIBER 1-2, page...

Will of John Marshall – 1670

JOHN MARSHALL, Flushing. “I give to ye Lord my Soule, who gave it mee, and my Body to ye Earth from whence it came. I give unto my wife Angle Marshall, my whole estate, to be putt at her own disposall after my decease. As witnesse my hand this 23d of October, 1670. Witnesses: his the marke of Robt. X Terrey John X Marshall.” marke John Hinchman Proved January 3, 1670/1, Anthony Waters, Clerk. [The above will, which is given entire, is the shortest as recorded.] LIBER 1-2, page...

Will of John Marston – 1671

JOHN MARSTON, Flushing. “I will that my two sons, John and Cornelius, shall live with my well beloved friend John Hinchman and to be wholly at his disposall till they come of age, and he is to have time oversight of all my estate.” Leaves all to his two sons when of age. Leaves to daughter Elizabeth a gold ring, and to daughter Katherine a silver thimble. “This is my full will and my sons’ desire, as witness our hands this 14th February, 1670/1. Witnesses, Robert Terry, Joseph Thorne, John Marston, Sr., John Marston, Jr., Cornelius Marston. LIBER 1-2, page 61 Whereas JOHN MARSTON, of Flushing, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, upon Long Island, dyed in ye month of February last, and made a will wherein he leaves John Hinchuman of the same place to be the guardian of his two sons. Which will according to ye usual custom of the Law ought to be proved at ye next Court of Sessions, and it soe falling out that noe Court is to be held until the month of June during which time the estate may be impaired.” The said John Hinchman is confirmed as administrator, April 6, 1671. LIBER 1-2, page...

Will of Chamion Arundell – 1666

CHAMION ARUNDELL, of the Island of Tortugas, makes “my loving wife Elizabeth Arundell, my attorney irrevocable,” to collect all debts, sell chattels, etc. “And if it shall please God I shall decease in this my intended voyage,” I appoint her sole executrix of this my will, of all my estate. Dated August 26, 1659. Witnesses, Elias Watt, Wm. Saltsbury, Peter Throppe. Elizabeth, the widow of Chamion Arundell, married Wm. Saltsburg, of Flushing, and they made proof of will at Court of Sessions, in June, 1666, and they were appointed executors February 4, 1666/7. Matthias Nicoll, Secretary. LIBER 1-2, page...

Matinecoc Tribe

Matinecoc Indians. An Algonquian tribe which formerly inhabited the northwest coast of Long Island, New York, from Newtown, Queens county, to Smithtown, Suffolk county. They had villages at Flushing, Glen Cove, Cold Spring, Huntington, and Cow Harbor, but even before the intrusion of the whites they had become greatly reduced, probably through wars with the Iroquois, to whom they paid tribute. In 1650 Secretary Van Tienhoven reported but 50 families left of this once important tribe. Ruttenber includes them in his Montauk group, which is about equivalent to Metoac; but the interrelationship of the tribes in the western part of Long Island has not been definitely...

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