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

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 John Stevenson – 1670

JOHN STEVENSEN, Newtown. Leaves to sister Mary, wife of Patrick Harris, house and land, with a share of salt meadow lying by John Borroughs. “The rest of the upland and the meadow at ye South Sea, to my brother, Edward.” To brother Thomas. “my meadow before John Lorrison’s.” Makes brother Thomas executor. Dated December 13, 1670. Witnesses, Francis Doughty, Sam’1 Moore. Thomas Stevens confirmed as executor, March 2, 1670/1. 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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Will of John Marston – 1671

JOHN MARSTON, Flushing. “I will that my two sons, John and Cornelius, shall live with my well beloved friend John Hinchman and to be wholly at his disposall till they come of age, and he is to have time oversight of all my estate.” Leaves all to his two sons when of age. Leaves to daughter Elizabeth a gold ring, and to daughter Katherine a silver thimble. “This is my full will and my sons’ desire, as witness our hands this 14th February, 1670/1. Witnesses, Robert Terry, Joseph Thorne, John Marston, Sr., John Marston, Jr., Cornelius Marston. LIBER 1-2, page 61 Whereas JOHN MARSTON, of Flushing, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, upon Long Island, dyed in ye month of February last, and made a will wherein he leaves John Hinchuman of the same place to be the guardian of his two sons. Which will according to ye usual custom of the Law ought to be proved at ye next Court of Sessions, and it soe falling out that noe Court is to be held until the month of June during which time the estate may be impaired.” The said John Hinchman is confirmed as administrator, April 6, 1671. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of John Hawkins – 1671

“Whereas JOHN HAWKINS, late resident in Elk River, in ye Province of Maryland, did appoint his well beloved wife residing in New York, to be his true and lawful attorney, And there being credible information brought hither that the said John Hawkins is not long since deceased, intestate.” The said widow Sarah Hawkins, is appointed administratrix, March 30, 1671. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Thomas Sayre – 1671

THOMAS SAYRE, Southampton. “In the Name of God, Amen. I, Thomas Sayre, of Southampton upon Long Island, being in perfect strength of memory, blessed bee ye Lord for it, but weake in Body.” Leaves to son Francis two acres of land “next unto his owne in Captains Neck, in ye Great Playne, and 2 acres more lying in ye 8 acre Lots in ye said Great Playne,” also “a Pewter flagon, a Pewter bowl and a great Pewter Platter.” To son Daniel “2 acres of land lying next ye above said 2 acres, in ye 8 acre lots, and 3 acres more in the Ten acre Lots, and one great Pewter Platter.” To son Joseph £40 Stirling, £1U a year, “to begin five years after my decease, to be paid in good merchantable shoes, or other pay that will procure hides towards his setting up a Tannery.” To daughter Damoris Atwater, 40s. To daughter Mary Price 40s. To daughter Hannah Sayre, £20 at the day of her marriage, or when eighteen. Leaves household goods to sons Job and Joseph and daughter Hannah. Makes son Job executor. Dated September 6, 1669. Witnesses, Obadiah Rogers, John Laughton. Inventory taken by John Howell, Henry Pierson, Thomas Cooper and John Jennings, July 10, 1670, mentions “Housing, lands and Tan vats” £150. [NOTE.—The house of Thomas Sayre is still standing in Southampton, and is...

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Will of Thomas Morell – 1670

THOMAS MORELL, Staten Island. Leaves to Robert Semson, of Gravesend, Long Island, “a colt, now in ye hands of Christian Woolf of Gravesend.” To Mr. Nicholas Stillwell, of Staten Island, “all other things and goods that belong to me.” Dated May 2, 1670. Witnesses, Obadiah Holmes, John Kingdom. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of John Daverell – 1673

“Whereas JOHN DAVERELL of this city dyed in ye Province of Maryland intestate.” Mrs. Sarah Hawkins of this city, widow, “the naturall mother of him the said John Daverell,” is appointed administratrix. Given under our hand and seal at Fort James, May 12, 1673. Francis Lovelace. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Jan Everts Bout – 1671

Whereas JAN EVERTS BOUT, late of Brooklyn, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, did in his will appoint Adrian Heggeman of Flatbush, alias Midwout, his executor; and there being no Court of Sessions until the month of December, he is confirmed as executor, September 27, 1671. Francis Lovelace. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Letter of Administration for Roger Goodspeede – 1665

ROGER GOODSPEEDE, of Barnstable, Massachusetts, had wife Alice, who was sister and “next heire” of John Layton, “late of Middleborrough, alias New Towne upon Long Island.” Upon application of their son Nathaniel Goodspeede, Letters of Administration were granted to his parents January 2, 1665. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Nicholas Tanner – 1666

DANIEL DENTON, of Rustdorpe, alias Jamaica, Long Island, and Henry Pearsall, of Hempstead, were appointed executors of the will of Nicholas Tanner, dated September 2, 1658. Having faithfully performed their duties, a Quietus was granted by Gov. Richard Nicoll, June 23, 1666. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of David Carwithy – 1666

DAVID CARWITHY, Southold. “Mr. Carwithy being visited with sickness, desires to set things in order, Being weake in body, but in perfect memory. Leaves to son Caleb “my best suit of clothes and a bed blanket.” To daughter Martha a scythe and a Bible. To daughter Elizabeth Crowner £9 sterling. “As for my son David I left him his portion when I came from him,” but adds 20 shillings. Makes daughter Sarah Curtis sole executrix. Dated August 30, 1665. Witnesses, John Conckliug, Sr., Simon Grover, Jacob Conckling. Proved Nov. ——, 1665. Sarah Curtis, “of Hashamomack, neare Southold,” is confirmed as executrix, and Quietus granted October 5, 1666, by Gov. Nicoll. [NOTE.— This name, after many changes, is now Corwith, and the family are numerous on Long Island.] LIBER 1-2, page...

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