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Will of John Underhill, Capt. – 1675

“Whereas Captain JOHN UNDERHILL, late of Killingworth, within the jurisdiction of Oyster Bay, upon Long Island, did in his will bequeath his whole estate to his wife Elizabeth, during widowhood, and did appoint his eldest son John, with others, to be trustees for his children,” and the said Elizabeth has since deceased, the said John Underhill is made administrator, November 4, 1675. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Peter Wright – 1675

“Whereas I am informed that PETER WRIGHT, late of Oyster Bay, upon Long Island, was casually drowned in Virginia and dyed intestate,” upon the request of his daughter Hannah, and son Gideon Wright, the said Gideon Wright is appointed administrator. April 12, 1675. E. Andross. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Latimer Sampson – 1668

LATIMER SAMPSON, Oyster Bay. “I Latimer Sampson of Oyster Bay, being intended (God permitting) to travel to Barbadoes, and well knowing the Casualty of man’s life.” Leaves all estate to Grizzell Sylvester, eldest daughter of Nathaniel Sylvester, of Shelter Island, and makes them executors. Dated in Shelter Island the 16th day of the month called February in the year 1668. Witnesses Christopher Foster, John Youngs, Isaac Arnold. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Administration of the will of Samuel Mayo – 1670

“Whereas SAML MAYO (or Majo) who had sometime an estate in Oyster Bay, did leave a lot of land he had there in the hands of Anthony Wright, as security for a sum of money and is since deceased intestate. And the said Anthony Wright hath made no improvements, although it hath been in his hands severall yeares, as no legal conveyance has been made to him, and as he is the only creditor to the deceased in these parts.” The said Anthony Wright is made the administrator, February 2, 1670. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Letters of Administration for Samuel Andrews – 1667

Upon the request of John Richbell, of Mamaroneck, that he might in behalf of Joanna Davison, widow and executrix of Nicholas Davison, and Richard Russell, of Charles Towne, in Massachusetts, take Letters of Administration of estate formerly of Samuel Andrews, deceased, in Oyster Bay and Horse Neck, upon Long Island; the same was granted November 4, 1667. Whereas, Nicholas Davison, of Charles Town, in Massachusetts, merchant, was made Administrator of estate of Samuel Andrews, merchant, who being indebted to Richard Russell of Charles Towne, a certain sum which was allowed by the Court, held at Cambridge April 30, 1660; and as a considerable part; of the estate of said Samuel Andrews lies at a certain place upon Long Island, called Oyster Bay, and Horse Neck neare adjacent, the said John Richbell is appointed Administrator with full power to settle all claims, etc. November 6, 1667. Matthias Nicolls, Secretary. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Biography of William W. Rose

William W. Rose has been practicing his profession as architect in the metropolitan district of Kansas City for thirty years. Without question he ranks as one of the ablest men both in the artistic and practical branches of his profession. Mr. Rose had also been prominently identified with civic affairs, and is well remembered as mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, during a very critical period of municipal affairs. He is now head of the architectural firm of Rose & Peterson, with offices in the Barker Building. He was born at Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, March 12, 1864, second of the three children of George Bruce and Charlotte N. (Warren) Rose. His father was a native of Jefferson County and his mother of St. Lawrence County, New York, the former born August 24, 1827, and the latter July 9, 1830. George B. Rose was of Scotch descent and spent forty years in the milling business, chiefly at Ogdensburg, New York. He died in 1887 and his wife in 1904. He was a republican, a member of the Masonic Order, and he and his wife were active in the Congregational Church. William W. Rose had a good home environment as a boy and attended the common schools and the Ogdensburg University. His inclinations and early talents were in the direction of architecture, and he gained his first training with...

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