Surname: Jessup

Abstracts of Wills on File in the City of New York Surrogate’s Office 1660-1680

Abstracts of wills on file in the surrogate’s office city of New York 1660-1680. From May 1787 to the present, county surrogate’s courts have recorded probates. However, the court of probates and court of chancery handled estates of deceased persons who died in one county but who owned property in another. An 1823 law mandated that all probates come under the jurisdiction of the county surrogate’s courts. Each surrogate’s court has a comprehensive index to all probate records, including the unrecorded probate packets. Interestingly enough, there are wills existing and on record at the Surrogate’s Office in New York City for the time-span of 1660-1680. Genealogical extracts of these wills have been provided below.

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Will of Edward Jessup – 1666

EDWARD JESSUP, Westchester. “Being sicke and weake,” leaves to daughter Elizabeth Hunt 20 shillings, “besides what I have already given her.” To daughter Hannah Jessup £35, to be paid when at age of 18....

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Biographical Sketch of Davis W. Jessup

DAVID W. JESSUP was born February 21, 1836, in Logan County, Ky.; his parents were Acey W. and Sarah (Johnston) Jessup. The father was a farmer; his death occurred in 1866, aged sixty; the mother died in November, 1857, aged...

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