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Will of Mary Gardiner – 1664

MARY GARDINER. “I, Mary Gardiner, of Maidstone, alias East Hampton, upon Long Island.”

Widow of Lion Gardiner, “I give my Island, called Isle of Wight, alias Monchonock, to my son, David Gardiner, for life.” Then to his next male heire. If he die without male issue, then to the male heir of my daughter Mary. If she die without male issue, then to the heir male of my grandchild Elizabeth Howell, “and to be entailed to the heirs male of my deceased husband, Lion Gardiner, never to be sold, but to be a continuous inheritance forever.” Leaves to daughter Mary Conckling “my whole accommodation at East Hampton.” Mentions sons-in-law Jeremiah Conckling and Arthur Howell. Makes Mr. Thomas James, “minister of the Word of God,” Mr. John Mulford and Mr. Robert Bond, all of East hampton, the overseers of will. They are also the witnesses.

Dated April 19, 1664. Codicil, dated January 15, 1664/5, mentions same persons and witnesses. Proved June 6, 1665. Letters of Administration granted to son, David Gardiner, October 5, 1665. [Her maiden name was Mary Deurcant.]

LIBER 1-2, page 2

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