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Will of Thomas Sayre – 1671

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THOMAS SAYRE, Southampton. “In the Name of God, Amen. I, Thomas Sayre, of Southampton upon Long Island, being in perfect strength of memory, blessed bee ye Lord for it, but weake in Body.” Leaves to son Francis two acres of land “next unto his owne in Captains Neck, in ye Great Playne, and 2 acres more lying in ye 8 acre Lots in ye said Great Playne,” also “a Pewter flagon, a Pewter bowl and a great Pewter Platter.” To son Daniel “2 acres of land lying next ye above said 2 acres, in ye 8 acre lots, and 3 acres more in the Ten acre Lots, and one great Pewter Platter.” To son Joseph £40 Stirling, £1U a year, “to begin five years after my decease, to be paid in good merchantable shoes, or other pay that will procure hides towards his setting up a Tannery.” To daughter Damoris Atwater, 40s. To daughter Mary Price 40s. To daughter Hannah Sayre, £20 at the day of her marriage, or when eighteen. Leaves household goods to sons Job and Joseph and daughter Hannah. Makes son Job executor.

Dated September 6, 1669. Witnesses, Obadiah Rogers, John Laughton. Inventory taken by John Howell, Henry Pierson, Thomas Cooper and John Jennings, July 10, 1670, mentions “Housing, lands and Tan vats” £150.

[NOTE.—The house of Thomas Sayre is still standing in Southampton, and is now the oldest dwelling in the State.]

LIBER 1-2, page 63

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