Collection: Abstracts Of Wills On File In The Surrogate's Office City Of New York

Will of John Elton – 1675

JOHN ELTON, Southold. “Being very weake.” Leaves one half of movable estate to wife, the other half to Isaac Overton. Leaves to wife one half of lands and houses during life. After her decease the whole to go to Isaac Overton, “my sister’s son.” To daughter in law, Anna Nicolls, £10, in cattle. Makes his “trusty and well beloved friends,” Mr. Joshua Hobert and Mr. Thomas Hutchinson executors, and they are “to use all decent means to promote the welfare of my estate, and to counsel and direct my dear wife and kinsman, as may be most to God’s glory, and their own good.” Dated April 19, 1675. Witnesses, Mary Wells, Elizabeth Clarke. Proved at Court of Sessions, held at Southold, June 3, 1675. Inventory taken amounting to £123. LIBER 1-2, page 113 Joshua Hubbard and Thomas Hutchinson were confirmed as executors of the will of JOHN ELTON, late of Southold, September 10, 1675. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of John Stricklin – 1672

JOHN STICKLIN, of Jamaica, “Being my greate paine.” Leaves to daughter Loanus £10. “To my danghter Mathew’s youngest child” 40 shillings. To Jonathan Mills, one cow. To eldest daughter of John Loanus, one cow. Rest of estate to his daughter’s children (not named). Makes “my son John Smith, my son Saml Matthews,” John Foster and Benjamin Coe, executors. “It is to be understood that the 2 cows mentioned to John Loanus’ daughter and to Jonathan Mills were my wife’s, and she gave them as she saw good, I having promised to perform her will.” Dated September 5, 1672. Witnesses, John Foster, Benjamin Coe. Proved and confirmed January 22, 1672. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of William Ludlum – 1655

WILLIAM LUDLAM, Southampton. Leaves to his son Anthony “all my housing and lands at the old ground,” and a £50 right of commonage in town of Southampton. Leaves to his son Joseph “my new dwelling-house with two acres of land adjoining, and thirty acres of land adjoining to the mill and mill pond, on the east side of the mill river; and a £50 right of commonage.” Leaves legacies to daughters Grace, Frances, and Mary, also to “eldest child of my son William,” “my son Henry’s child,” “my daughter Grace’s child,” and to “the eldest child of my danghter Frances.” Mentions “a covenant between me and Samuel Davis” concerning use of land. Makes his son Henry executor, and he is to build up the mill, and he is to have half the mill, and his brother Joseph the other half. Also leaves to Henry thirty-six acres of land at the head of the mill pond. Dated April ye 27, 1665. Witnesses, John Howell, John Cooper. Proved at the Court of Assizes, November 2, 1667. [NOTE.—William Ludlam came from Matlock, in Derbyshire, Eng., and was in Southampton as early as 1653. His eldest son, William, went to Huntington, L. I., and died there in 1668.—W. S. P.] Quietus granted to HENRY LUDLAM, of Southampton, as executor of will of his father, William Ludlam, October 5, 1666. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Daniel Whitehead – 1669

DANIEL WHITEHEAD, of Maspeth Kills, in Newtowne, left will, and made his wife (not named) executrix. She renounced the right, and Letters of Administration were granted to Stephanus Van Coitlandt, March 31, 1669. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Elizabeth Partridge – 1669

ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE, of Flushing. Leaves one fourth of estate “to all my grandchildren equally.” The rest “to all my children equally.” Makes “Mr. Elias Doughty, of Flushing,” executor. Dated May 23, 1669. Written at order of Elizabeth Partridge by me, Anthony Waters, Clerk. Proved June 9, 1669. Debts mentioned as owing to her from Robert Fecks, Francis ye Carpenter, Nicholas Davis, John Gonin. LIBER 1-2, page 38 Inventory of estate of ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE, taken by Wm. Laurence and Eyrke Jacobs, overseers chosen by the Constable,” October 18, 1669. House and lot, £45. Apraisal made by John Bowne, Wm. Noble, and John Hinchman. James Clement, Clerk. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of George Jewell – 1670

GEORGE JEWELL, of Maspeth Kills, died intestate, and Richard Panton, of Westchester, “being nearly related to the children of said deceased,” was appointed Administrator , July 1, 1670. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Richard Townsend – 1670

RICHARD TOWNSEND, of ‘Lusum, in Oyster Bay, died intestate, and Letters of Administration were granted to wife, Elizabeth, September 23, 1670. Children are mentioned but not named. [NOTE.—” Lusum,” supposed to be a contraction of Lewisham, is now...

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Will of Jacob Woolpherts Cowenhoven – 1670

JACOB WOOLPHERTS COWENHOVEN, of New York, died intestate, and Johanes Van Brugh, Paulus Leendertson Van der Gruff, and Isaac Greveratt were appointed administrators by Court of Mayor and Aldermen. April 21, 1670. Wife and children mentioned, but not...

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Will of Thomas Robinson – 1671

Whereas THOMAS ROBINSON, late of Newtown, died intestate, leaving two sons, his only children, namely, Thomas and Josyas, the care of whom for the present is committed by the officers of the town to Jacob Reade, their uncle. He is appointed administrator, September 23, 1671. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of William Palmer – 1670

The petition of Joseph Palmer, Benjamin Palmer, Samuel Palmer, Obadiah Palmer and Thomas Palmer, sons of William Palmer of Westchester, and Martha Palmer, his widow, to Gov. Francis Lovelace, states “that it hath pleased God to take away our father lately, with a sudden blow of death, and without sickness, only a distemper he hath had on him many years, which wee could not conceive to be mortal. And left no will but verbally stating that having but little property he intended it to go to his wife, in respect she was stricken in years.” They request that their mother be made administratrix. Which was granted April 26, 1670. Inventory taken by Consider Wood and Francis Feahs, mentions 20 acres of upland, 16 acres of meadow, 1 house Lot 2.5 acres. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Abraham Jossling – 1670

ABRAHAM JOSSLING, Nashua. “Being’ very sick.” Leaves to wife (not named) one house in Nashaway, with land thereto belonging, To eldest son Abraham, “one farm that Goodman Kittle lives on.” “And Good wife I would not have you remane where you are with any of my children, but my desire is that my children may be put out to Trades where they are.” Leaves to son Henry 20 shillings, ” and I desire him to be kind to his brothers, and to take one of them to himselfeto learn his trade, as he hath promised me.” Dated March 16, 1669. Witnesses, Christopher Spencer, Thomas Spicer. “Whereas Abraham Jossling dyed not long since at sea, oft from ye coast of Virginia, in ye shipp ye Good Fame, of New York,” the will having been proved is confirmed, April 7, 1670. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of John Larrison – 1670

JOHN LARRISON, Sr., New Town. “My will is that Wm. Ileyward be disposed of by my daughter Abigail until he be 21.” Leaves to son John 55 bushels of wheat, due from John Cleve of Utrecht. Rest of estate to son John and daughter Abigail. Leaves to wife (not named) 20s. and makes her executrix. Dated December 5, 1670. Witnesses, Wm. Loveridge, Gershain Moore, John Ramsden. Inventory taken September 7, 1671, by John Burroughs, Thomas Lawrence, and Ralph Hunt, mentions “House and land £75.” LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Balthazar De Vasch – 1670

BALTHAZAR DE VASCH, of Amesford, having absented himself from his habitation, and is gone out of the country, Capt. Elbert Elberts and Mr. Jacob Strycker, of Midwood, are appointed Trustees of his estate to take possession. October 21, 1670. LIBER 1-2, page...

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