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

Will of Samuel Lane – 1675

“Whereas SAMUEL LANE, late a Souldier in this Garrison, died intestate, having no relations or kindred in these parts.” Alexander Wardrappe, “one of his fellow souldiers,” is appointed as administrator. April 26, 1675. 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 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 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 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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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 John Marshall – 1670

JOHN MARSHALL, Flushing. “I give to ye Lord my Soule, who gave it mee, and my Body to ye Earth from whence it came. I give unto my wife Angle Marshall, my whole estate, to be putt at her own disposall after my decease. As witnesse my hand this 23d of October, 1670. Witnesses: his the marke of Robt. X Terrey John X Marshall.” marke John Hinchman Proved January 3, 1670/1, Anthony Waters, Clerk. [The above will, which is given entire, is the shortest as recorded.] LIBER 1-2, page...

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