Topic: Will

Saraphina C. Love – Will

(16 Jul 1846) Last Will of Saraphina C. Love, Sister of my Father, Robert Love, -F.D. Love Monday October, Term 1845 State of Tennessee. Carter County At a meeting of the County Court opened and held in the Court House in Elizabethton on the 5th day of October 1845 Present the Worshipful- Isaac Tipton, Chairman, John Carrriger, Henry Little, George Emmet, George D. Peoples, WM. W. Smith, Thos. Gourley and Johnston Hampton Esqrs. The last Will and Testament of Saraphina C. Love was exhibited and Read in open Court and proven by Nathaniel G. Taylor and Alfred W. Taylor, the subscribing witnesses thereto, and it is further ordered that Letters Testamentary issue to Robert Love, the Executor therein. THE WILL —– I, Saraphina C. Love, being of sound and disposing mind, but weak of body, and viewing the uncertainty of life, do make, ordain and establish this my Last Will and Testament. My soul, I give to God to be disposed of according to his pleasure; my body, I require my Executor, hereafter named, to have buried in a Christian-like manner. First. In relation to such property as I am entitled to under the Last Will and Testament of my Father and Mother, as well as the rights and equities that may have rested in me as one of the heirs of, or devisees of my Grandfather, Robert Love,...

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John Isaac Love – Notes on the Will

Notes on the Will of John Isaac Love, the son of Thomas Dillard Love, taken from a memorandum of my Father, Robert Love, now in my possession-F.D. Love John I Love died on the ________ of ________ leaving Will made on ________ of __________ 18___, in which he gives all his personal estate to his brother, R. Love, and likewise his entire landed interest. However, he requires or conditions in the bequest a sale; that his brother, R. Love, shall pay his nephew, R.L. Dulaney, five hundred dollars when he arrives at the age of 21, and if he dies before that time, then to be null and void. He likewise requires his brother to pay $500 (when it is convenient for him to do so) to the American Bible Society. The bequest to him are with a condition, and therefore assume the function of a deed of sale and in order to be of any validity on part of Love, the devisee, he will be compelled to accept of the Will or estate with the conditions annexed. Note: The said John I. Love died in Charleston, S.C. he was my uncle, and was one of the brightest members, if the brightest member of the whole Love name. He was a scholar, and Ramsey, the Historian, valued his services and ability very much and sought his assistance in compiling...

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Dillard Love – Contents of Will (5 Oct 1869)

Contents of the Will of Dillard Love, the son of Robert Love, the elder. Will was made in the County of Macon, North Carolina. Was buried in the Grave Yard of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, near the remains of his wife and his two sons, which two latter died before they reached their full age. The Church Yard is located near the Town of Franklin, North Carolina. He requested his Executors to have erected suitable tomb stones at the four Graves. He gave to John Ingram the major part of his property, which was located in Macon County, North Carolina. The sons deceased were named, John and Samuel. To William and Robert Ingram he gave his lands in the “Greasy Cove” Tennessee. He gave personal property to Mary Allman and Nancy L. Guinn, also to Austin Guinn, a horse, etc. Date of Will October 5th, 1869. Note: The above named, it is reputed that he had some questionable relations with, and for that reason he bequeathed to them his property. No other reason can be assigned, as they were not related to him by reason of the Loves or Dillards or Youngs, his wife’s people. This will was not attacked by any of the Loves. It was allowed to stand, and the property, and what John Ingram, who was a very fine business man, inherited from him, made...

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Will of Philemon Dickinson, – 1672

Letters of administration granted to Mary Dickinson, relict of PHILEMON DICKINSON, late of Southold. “She being made sole executrix in his will, which was proved at Court of Sessions in Southold in July last.” October 28, 1672. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Petrus Stuyvesant, – 1671/2

“Whereas Mr. PETRUS STUYVESANT, heretofore Governor of these parts, for the States Generall, of the United Provinces, and West India Company, deceased, did in his last will and testament declare and appoint Mrs. Judith Bayard, his widow and Relict to be his whole and sole executrix.” And the said will having been presented in ye Mayor’s Court, and proof made according to Law, the said Judith Bayard is confirmed, March 7, 1671/2. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Thomas Jones, – 1669

THOMAS JONES, Huntington, L. I. “His will is that his three youngest sons may have 20 shillings each.” Leaves same sum to “my eldest sons. To daughter Martha, £10. “To my eldest son Thomas my best cloak. To my son John my watch,” and make my wife executrix. February 16, 1669. LIBER 1-2, page 72 Witnesses, Samuel Titus, Thomas Powell. Sworn to by witnesses, February 26, 1669. Jonas Wood. Proved at Court of Sessions held at Southampton, March 2, 1669, and his wife Katharine Jones, was confirmed as executrix. Henry Pierson, Clerk. Inventory, £195. House and Lands, £35. Samuel Titus, Thomas Scudder, Joseph Bayley, Thomas...

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Will of Richard Morris, – 1672

“Whereas Captain RICHARD MORRIS, of this city, merchant, died intestate leaving a considerable estate behind him, and whereas his brother, Colonel Lewis Morris, hath a great interest for the protection of the estate, it is judged requisite that some extraordinary care should be taken.” I have thought fit to appoint Mr. Matthias Nicoll, mayor of this city, Captain Thomas Delavall, and Captain Cornelius Steenwych of the Council to His Royal Highness’ Government, Captain John Berry and Mr. Thomas Gibbs to be administrators, this September, 1672. E. Andross.” LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of John Williams, – 1672

JOHN WILLIAMS, New York. Leaves to Anthony Jansen Turk, “all my tools in the house of Henry Morris in New Jersey, as also whatever I have in the house of Anthony Jansen, or elsewhere.” And all my land in New Jersey according to the records of Elizabethtown, and he is to pay to Henry Morris a debt of 40 shillings and the funeral charges. Makes Henry Morris executor. Dated October 10, 1672. Witnesses, Otto Gerritse, John Sharpe. Letters of administration granted to Anthony Jansen Turk, October 15, 1672. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Thomas Terry, Sr. – 1671

THOMAS TERRY, SR., Southold. “I, Thomas Terry, Sen., of Southold, being very sicke and weake.” Leaves to beloved wife (not named) fifteen bushels of corn yearly, during her life. Ten bushels to be paid by my son Daniel, and five by my son Thomas. Also household goods and four bushels of apples yearly. “And if my son Daniel marry, and they doe not like to live together, then my son Daniel shall build my wife a convenient house for her comfortable living” To daughter Elizabeth a cow when she marries or comes of age. Legacies to daughter Ruth and daughter Mary Reeve. To son Daniel “my house and accommodations within ye old bounds, and one half my land at Ackabache.” To son Thomas all my land at Cutchock, and one half my land at Ackabacke. Dated November 26, 1671. Witnesses, Barnabas Wyndes, Barnabas Horton, Thomas Hutchinson, Martha Hutchinson, John Elton. Proved at Court of Sessions, Southold, July 5, 1672. Letters of administration granted to son Daniel, October 15, 1672. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Balthazar De Hart, – 1671

Whereas Mr. BALTHAZAR DE HART, of this city, merchant, did in his will appoint Jan Hendricks Van Bomnmell, Jacob Teunison Kay, and Mons. Jacques Cousseau his executors, they are confirmed. July 24, 1671. LIBER 1-2, page 84 “Whereas BALTHAZAR DE HART, by his last will, did appoint Jan Hendricks Von Brommell, Jacob Teunison De Kay, and Jacques Consseau as his executors, and whereas his brothers and heirs, Daniel, Matthias and Jacobus De Hart have petitioned that they may have the administration of his estate.” It is granted August 9, 1675. LIBER 1-2, page 116 Matthias De Hart and Jacobus De Hart, petition that the administration of the estate of their deceased brother BALTHAZAR DE HART, may be granted to their brother, Daniel De Hare alone, August 5, 1675. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Thomas Wicks, – 1670

THOMAS WICKS, Huntington. Leaves to wife (not named) the use of one third of “accommodations I now live on,” for life, then to son John. To son Thomas the lot that was John Lewis’, and “a lot of meadow I bought of Noah Rogers,” also “Nayles to fitt up his house.” To son John “the other two thirds of accommodations where I now live.” Legacies to daughters Rebecca and Martha and their children (not named). Rest to wife and “four of my children namely: John, Elizabeth, Mary and Sarah.” Makes Isaac Platt and Thomas Powell executors. July 3, 1670. Witnesses, Samuel Wood, Caleb Wood. Letters of Administration granted to “widow Wicks,” March 19, 1671. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of Jonas Bower, – 1670

JONAS BOWER, Southampton. Leaves to son Joseph seventeen acres of land at Flying Point, and three acres in the last Division to be taken at the east end next to Robert Woolley’s, one half my meadow on the beach, one half my meadow in Quaganantuck, a £50 right in the ox pasture, and a £50 right of Comnionage. To son James his portion in cattle. “I leave it to my wife’s liberty to pay to my son Jonathan his portion as she shall see meet.” Leaves to wife Hannah use of house and land till son Jonah comes of age. If he die under age, then to go to my son Isaac. If Jonah lives, then Isaac is to have thirty-one acres of land lying by Thomas Halsey’s. Mentions daughters (not named). Makes “my cousin John Howell, Richard Post and John Jessup executors. Dated November 13, 1670. Witnesses, John Howell, John Jessup. Proved June 6, 1671. LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of John Woodruff, – 1670

JOHN WOODRUFF, Southampton, L. I. Leaves to his eldest son, John Woodruff, of Elizabethtown, New Jersey, “a half Crown Piece, in full of all portions and patrimony to be expected of me.” To daughter Anne Woolley, £20. To daughter Elizabeth Dayton, £20. Leaves rest of estate to wife Ann and youngest son John Woodruff,and makes them executors. Dated May 4, 1670. Witnesses, Christopher Foster, John Laughton. Know all men by this, that the above written will ~s of my own handwriting, and I saw ye said John Woodruff sett to his marke, and take off ye seale or stamp from ye wax. As witness my hand. John Laughton. Proved at Court of Sessions at Southold, July 1, 1670. Inventory made May 24, 1670, amounts to £122 7s. 8d. “One half of ye Land and Housing and accommodations is already clearly by deed of Gift disposed to his son John, the other half we apprize at £55. John Howell, Henry Pierson, Edward Howell, John Jennings. [NOTE— John Woodruff married Anne, daughter of John Gosmer, one of the original “Undertakers” of Southampton. He adopted his oldest grandson John Woodrwff, and went to New Jersey about 1660. John Woodruff Sr., also named his youngest son John. He remained in Southampton. His homestead was purchased in 1726 by Francis Pelletrean, and was standing till recent years. It was the last house on Long...

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Will of Thomas Hood – 1671

THOMAS HOOD, New York. “I, Thomas Hood, lately a souldier in ye Garrison of Fort James, being since my arrivall taken sick,” makes loving friends, Richard Patum and John Bugby, executors, and leaves them “my share of Log wood in the Ketch, ‘Society,’ now riding, at anchor in the road of New York, of which Thomas Edwards is master.” “I give ye summe of 300 guilders, wampum, or ye value thereof, to be spent among my fellow-souldiers in the Garrison of Fort James.” Legacies to friends John Clarke and Richard Charlton. Dated October 7, 1671. Witnesses, Francis Yates, John Laureson. Above executors were confirmed October 14, 1671. States that he had “formerly been a soldier, hut had lately come from the West Indies, in the ketch, ‘Society,’ and had a share of log wood, a chest of silks, and some other things.” LIBER 1-2, page...

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Will of John Hadden – 1671

JOHN HADDEN, Jamaica, leaves to Captain Matthias Nicoll “my horse in the hands of Mrs. Marshall.” To Peter Smith, of Jamaica, a horse. To John, son of William and Margary Meritt, £10, “to be paid to his parents against he arrive to years of understanding.” Legacies to Henry Newton, John Thompson,” belonging to ye Garrison of New York,” Mr. Edward Smith, of New York, John Clarke, Richard Charlton, and Richard Dow, “to Margaret Welham, servant of Wm. Merritt., for care and trouble in taking care of me in my sickness, 80 shillings,” to loving friend, Benjamin Coe, £5. Makes Elias Doughty, of Flushing, and Anthony Waters, of Jamaica, executors. Dated October 11, 1674. Witnesses, Otto Gerritts, James Matthews, Cohuract Ten Eyck. Proved October 27, 1671. LIBER 1-2, page...

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