Location: Hempstead New York

Will of John Hicks – 1672

JOHN HICKS, Hempstead, “Being weak in body but sound in understanding,” makes son Thomas executor, and “he is to pay to my wife Rachel, £100 in cattle, according to wheat at 5 shillings a bushell.” Leaves to wife household utensils, “besides her own wearing clothes, and what goods my said wife brought with her to me.” I leave to each One of my daughter Haviland’s children, a colt.” Leaves to daughter Hannah £100, one-third in horses and two-thirds in cattle. Legacies to “children of my son Thomas,” and to ” my son-in-law Josyas Starr.” Dated April 29, 1672. The will is also signed by his wife Rachel, “in token of her satisfaction.” Witnesses, Jonah Fordham, Richard Valentine. Proved at Court of Sessions, held in Jamaica, June 14, 1672. Anthony Waters, Clerk. Letters of Administration granted to Thomas Hicks, June 17, 1672. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Thomas Ireland – 1669

THOMAS IRELAND, Hempstead. Leaves to eldest daughter Jane, one Cow, and £l0 when she is 18. To son Thomas “all Housing and lands,” to youngest daughter Elizabeth £20 when 18. Makes wife (not named) executrix. Dated September 30, 1669. Witnesses, Jonah Fordham, John Smith, Sr. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Henry Pearsall – 1667

HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. “This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body.” Leaves to Joseph Williams “a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams,” also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions “the four youngest of my children.” “I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel.” Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March 1668. LIBER 1-2, page 23 Wee, John Williams, Joseph Williams, and Timothy Halstead, do acquit and discharge our late father-in-law (step-father) Henry Pearsall, his heirs and executors, from all demands of houses or lands, and all other goods that formerly were of our owne father Michael Williams, deceased. Dated July 28, 1667. Anne Pearsall is appointed executrix of the will of her late husband Henry Pearsall, deceased. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Biographical Sketch of John Carpenter

(XI) John (5), son of William (4) Carpenter, was born in England about 1628, died May 23, 1695. He came from England with his father, and when about seventeen went to Connecticut. For several years he lived in different towns in the latter state, and worked at his trade as carpenter. He was in Stratford, Connecticut, in 1646, and in 1660 bought land in Hempstead, Long Island. He was chosen townsman of Hempstead in 1663, and was made freeman of the state of Connecticut, May, 1664. He bought land in Jamaica, Long Island, in 1665. In 1673 he was made captain of a company of fusileers in Jamaica, and that same year was ordered with his company to defend Fort James, New York, against the fleet of the Prince of Orange. This was at the time of the recapture of New York by the Dutch. He was a patentee of the town of Jamaica tinder the “Dongan Patent” of 1680, and the tract bought by him there was occupied by three generations after him. He married (probably) Hannah Hope. Children, born in Jamaica: John. 1658, mentioned elsewhere; Hope, married Mary ; William, 1662; Samuel, 1666; Solomon, 1670: Ruth, married Rhodes; Ludman; daughter, name not known, married...

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