Will of Thomas Pell, – 1669
THOMAS PELL, Westchester. “It hath pleased ye all wise God many years to exercise me with much weakness of body, and having lately taken to Himself my beloved wife Lucy,” “I give my body to a comely burial, that it may be decently buried in such a comely manner, that God may not be dishonored.” Leaves all real estate to “my nephew John Pell, living in ould England, the only son of my only brother John Pell, Doctor of Divinity, he had by his first wife.” Legacies to Abigail, wife of Daniel Burr, Nathaniel French, Elizabeth White, Mary White, and Nathaniel White. Leaves “to my son Francis French all my Tobacco, growing or not growing.” Remits debts due him from “these four poor men, Joseph Patton, James Evens, Thomas Bassett, Roger Percy.” Makes Daniel Burr and John Bankes, executors.
Dated September 21, 1669. Witnesses, Nathan Gould, John Cabell. Proved September 30, 1669. Inventory mentions “The housing, lands, barnes, and Islands adjoining, from Hutchinson’s river westward, and so far eastward as were Mr. Thomas Pell’s just and lawful right.” £500. The inventory, very extensive, amounts to £1,294 14s. 4.5d, and taken by John Richbell, Wm. Haydon, Samuel Drake.
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Daniel Burr and John Bankes, of Fairfield, Conn., admitted as executors of the will of “MR. THOMAS PELL, of Ann Hook’s Neck,” October 13, 1669. Quietus granted to Sylvester Salisbury and John Ryder as executors of Captain Thomas Exton, November 24, 1669.
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FRANCIS LOVELACE, Esq., &c. Whereas, Mr. Thomas Pell, late of Owckway, alias Fairfield, in Connecticutt, deceased, by his will dated September 25, 1669, made his nephew Mr. John Pell, only son of Dr. Joim Pell of ould England, his heir, and “having received testimonials out of England under ye hands of Persons of Eminence and Quality” that Mr. John Pell lately arrived here. All persons having any relations to the same are to deliver to him quiet possession of the same. October 7, 1670.
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