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

Will of Cornelius Beackman – 1668

CORNELIS BEACKMAN, New Utrecht. “Being sicke in his bed, disposes his estate as follows.” First, he, the said Cornelis Beackman, and his wife Marihe Cornelis “do break and anull their first Contract of Marriage,” and do declare that of all they have in this world the said wife shall have one half, and his daughter Mellitie the other half. But if his wife should die before the daughter is twelve years of age, “which God forbid,” the testator appoints Lucas Dirckse and John ye Cooper, Jr., to be tutors of said child, they being both inhabitants of New York. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Dated March 4, 1668/9. Witnesses, Jan Tommasen Vandyes, Jacob Lieters. This is the mark [X~ of Cornelis Beackman, with his own hand. This is the mark [0] of Marihe Coruelis. Proved April 3,1669. Translated from the Dutch language into English by me, Thomas Lovell. Inventory taken by John Thomasen and Jacob Lieters. Mentions house and 50 acres of land and meadow...

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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 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 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 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 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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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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