Suffolk County Wills, 1708-1728

Suffolk County Wills & Obits

Suffolk County Wills, 1708-1728
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Tami, Chris. New York City Wills, Vol. 2. Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1998.

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Page 157.--In the name of God, Amen. January 18, 1726. I, DAVID PARSHALL, of Southold, in Suffolk County, husbandman. I leave to my eldest son, David, 1/2 of all the land that I now live on, "the eastermost side," and 1/2 of my undivided lands, and my eastermost piece of meadow ground at Saw mill brook, lying between Israel Parshalls on the east, and Joseph Reeve on the west, and 1/2 of all the rest of my meadow ground. I leave to my youngest son Jonathan the westermost half of the land I now live on, and one half of my meadow ground not before given. I give to my son David €60 when of age. I leave the rest of my estate to all my children. (Mentions daughters, but no names given.) I make my brother Israel Parshall, and Samuel Sweezy, and John Wells, executors.

Witnesses, Samuel Wells, Christopher Youngs, Sr., Peter Simmons, Jr., Proved, March 16, 1725/6.

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submitted by Deb Dixon

WILL OF DAVID HALSEY

Southhampton, Suffolk County, NY
Dated: October 4, 1729 Proven: October 14, 1732

In the name of God, Amen, October 4, 1729. I, DAVID HALSEY, of Southampton, in Suffolk County, being weak in body.

I leave to my son, ABRAHAM HALSEY, all my houses, lands, and Commonage, except as herein reserved. And he is to pay to my wife œ20 "in produce of the lands as it passeth to the market."

To my daughter ABIGAIL 5 shillings, "for she hath received her portion already."
To my daughter HANNAH œ50, ten pounds in money and the rest in movable effects.
To my daughter MEHETHEBEL œ50.
My wife HANNAH is to have the use of of my lands, and the west end of my dwelling house, and half my barn, and 1/2 the movable effects, "including both my negroes," and I make her executor.

Witnesses, HEZEKIAH HOWELL,THEOPILUS HOWELL,MARTIN ROSE. Proved, October 14, 1732.

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Page 162.--In the name of God, Amen. February 25, 1724/5. I, GERSHAM TERRY, JR., of Southold in Suffolk County, being very sick. I leave to my wife Mary, 1/3 of the lot of land whereon my now dwellinghouse stands, and 1/3 of all my buildings, and 1/3 of my land on the south side of the highway, over against the house lot, to improve the same during the time she shall remain my widow, and no longer. Also 2 oxen, "one choice horse," 3 cows, and 6 sheep, and 2 feather beds, "one that was her father's and one that she shall choose." Also €40 worth out of my household goods. I leave to my second son, David Terry, all my lot of land in the Second Division at Accobauge, and 1/2 of my lot of land in Corchogue Division, lying between the land of Barnabus Wines and the widow Martha Reeve. Also that parcel of land which I purchased of Joseph Wood, in Corchogue Division of lands. Also 1 choice horse, 1 gun and €5. I leave to my daughter, Mary Terry, 1 good feather bed and furniture, and €30 when she is 18. I leave to Gersham Terry, my first and eldest son, all the rest of my house and buildings, and the rest of my meadows to my 3 children, Gersham, David, and Mary. I appoint my wife Mary and my brother Richard Terry, executors.

Witnesses, James Reeve, Joseph Goldsmith, Thomas Reeve. Proved, November 26, 1726.

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Page 252.--In the name of God, Amen, April 26, 1723. I, ROBERT HUDSON, of East Hampton, in Suffolk County, blacksmith, being now weak in body. My will is that my land and meadow at ye Wading River be sold by my executors, "the produce thereof for to pay debts." I leave to my son, Samuel Hudson, the house he now liveth in, and one half the home lot it stands on, and one acre of Commonage. I leave to my wife Mary the house she now liveth in, and one half of my home lot it standeth on, during her widowhood, and the best end of my house and a competent garden, and after her death it is to go to my son Henry. I leave to my son John one acre of Commonage and all my iron and smith tools, and my shop and €10. "I leave to the rest of my children, not named above, be-being 7 in number" (names not given), €30 each. I make my wife and my son Samuel and Thomas Chatfield, executors.

Witnesses, Nathaniel Dominy, Sheubal Talmage, Stephen Kainds.

We Humbly certifie to your Excellency that at a Court of Common Pleas held at Southampton the 2 day of April, 1724, the will of Robert Hudson was exhibited and proved.

BENJAMIN YOUNGS, Judge.

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Page 263.--In the name of God, Amen, the 25 of January, 1724/5. "I, RICHARD CLARK, of ye Manor of St. George in the County of Suffolk, Yeoman, being sick." I leave to my three children, Richard, Margaret, and Anne, 8 shillings each. I leave to my son Henry "one shear (share) of meadow which I bought of Elias Bayley, lying at New Comick No. 39." I leave all the rest of my lands and meadows and Commonage to my two youngest sons, James and Ephraim. "I leave to my grand children, Aaron and Hannah Howell, in token of my love, to Aaron a colt, and to Hannah a heifer." I leave to my daughter Mary "the great copper kettle and €5." To my daughter Deborah €5. To my son James my loom and weaving tackling. To my son Ephraim my Carpenter and Cooper tools, and my cross cut saw when he is 21. I leave to my wife Mary the use of one third of lands and movables during her widowhood. I leave to my 6 children, Mary, Martha, Deborah, Sarah, James and Ephraim 2/3 of all movables. I leave to my well respected friend, John Hulce, his choice of my jades (horses), and I make him executor, and Major William Smith and John Wood overseers.

Witnesses, Nathaniel Lane, Henry Ludlam, John Roberts. Proved at Court of Common Pleas in Southampton, April 2, 1725.

BENJAMIN YOUNGS, Judge.

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Page 277.--In the name of God, Amen, November 19, 1725. I, NATHANIEL HOWELL, of Southampton in Suffolk County, Gentleman, being very sick. I leave to my wife Hannah the use of my dwelling house where I now live, with the chamber, garrett, and leanto and cellar, and one half of my barn and home lot, and my lot called Smiths lot, and one third of all the rest of my lands and meadows (except my wood close, my orchard land and a €100 right of my upland and meadow lying in Speonk neck) during her life. I give to her and her heirs and assigns forever my close called wood close and my orchard land and my €100 right of upland and meadow in Speonk neck, for her to sell as she pleases. That is to say, my orchard land at North Sea. I leave to my son, Nehemiah Howell, one half of my home lot, and my close called Smiths lot, after my wife's decease, and my Little Plain close and my lower close at the Head of the Creek, and one half of meadow and upland in Potunk neck, which I have already given him by deed of gift; and a €50 right of Commonage, including a 1/2 €50 right given to him by deed. I leave to my son Nathaniel all the rest of my lands, meadows, and commonage. I leave to my daughter Susanah €3 and 1/2 of my silver cups and one half of my silver spoons. To my daughter Eunice €50 and the other half of my silver cups and spoons. To my son Nehemiah €5, and to my son Nathaniel €20. I leave to my grand child, Mehitabel Cook, all that was her mother's, deceased, one half of it being now at her father's house. I make my wife Hannah, executor.

Witnesses, Abraham Howell, Samuel Johnes, Thomas Reed. Proved before Richard Floyd, Judge, and Joseph Wickham and Thomas Chatfield, Justices, in Southampton, March 31, 1726.

[NOTE.--Nathaniel Howell was son of Major John Howell. "The lot called Smith's Lot" was the original home lot of Richard Smith the Patentee of Smithtown, who lived for a few years in Southampton. It is at the south end of Main street on the west side.--W. S. P.]

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Page 282.--In the name of God, Amen, August 10, 1725. I, PELATIAH FORDHAM, of the town of Southampton, in Suffolk County, "taylor," being sick and weak. I give to the eldest son of my well beloved cousin, Nathan Fordham, my house and home lot lying at Hunttington, and a €50 right of Commonage, and 1/3 of a lot lying in Tanner's neck, and 1/3 of a lot on the beach, and my wind mill. I leave to my cousin Daniel Fordham, 1/3 of my 30 acre lot lying with James White and Nathan Fordham, and 1/3 of a 20 acre lot, lying at North side, with the heirs of Benjamin Haines and Nathan Fordham. I leave to the son of my well beloved friend, John Mitchell, €20. To each of my brothers and sisters, and the heirs of them which are dead, each 5 shillings. All my movable estate to be sold, and the money given to the eldest son of Nathan Fordham. I make Nathan Fordham executor.

Witnesses, John Mitchell, Isaac Mills, Mary Hariss. Proved, March 31, 1726.

[NOTE.--Peletiah Fordham was son of Captain Joseph, and grandson of Rev. Robert Fordham. The locality called "Hunttington," where he lived, is about two miles north of Bridge Hampton village.--W. S. P.]

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Page 294.--In the name of God, Amen. I, JOSEPH MORE, belonging to Southampton, in the County of Suffolk, Gentleman, being well in body. I leave to my well beloved wife, Sarah, all that she brought with her, namely, 1 feather bed and bolster, and 2 pillows, and a set of Calyco curtains, 3 coverlids, and 1 duck blanket and 3 pairs of sheets, and two chests of drawers, and 1 trunk and 6 chairs varnished, and all her clothes and €50 out of my estate. I leave to my daughter, Elizabeth Sandford, €20. To my daughter, Sarah Cook, €40. To my daughter, Ruth More, €100. To my daughter, Abigail More, €100, and my daughters Ruth and Abigail are to dwell in my house so long as they are unmarried, they providing for themselves. I leave to my grandson, Daniel More, provided he lives with me till he is of age, and is obedient to me as a son to a father, all my lot of land lying at Sagg Pond, and bounded north by land of Lemuel Howell, deceased, east by the pond, south by highway, and west by Ezekiel Sandford; Also a 1/2 €50 right of commonage, and a set of Coopers tools. I leave to my daughter-in-law, Sarah Gilman, €20. To my two grandsons, Caleb and Daniel More, €20 each. I make my friends, David Pierson, Theophilus Pierson, and Abraham Halsey, executors, and they have power to sell and give deeds for certain pieces of land, viz.: my housing and home lot, except the right of my daughters to dwell therein, and my 10 acres I had of James Hildreth, and all that piece of land by John Lupton's, bounded on two sides by highways, "And I would have them use their discretion in selling, and not be in too much haste." I leave to my grandson, Daniel More, my plate, buttons, and shoe buckles, and my guns, sword, and cane; and I affirm this and no other to be my will.

March 20, 1723. Witnesses, Thomas Cooper, Theophilus Howell, Jacob Scelling.

Codicil, December 24, 1723, confirms the same will, and frees his negro slave "Peter," and gives him the use of half an acre of ground "at the southeast corner of my home lot."

Witnesses, Edward Petty, Job Pierson, Elisha Howell, Jr.

Proved, May 30, 1726, "the will of Joseph Moore, deceased."

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Page 296.--In the name of God, Amen, The 14 of September, 1725. I, JOHN STANBOROUGH, of Southampton, in Suffolk County, being sick in body. I leave to my eldest son, Josiah, all my lands, meadows, and commonage in the East Jersies, and 5 shillings in money. I leave to my son John one half of my home lot, on the side joining to Mr. Stephen Topping's land, and it shall be the whole length of the lot from the street to the pond; Also 1/2 of my lot at Poxabog, the east part, and a 1/2 €50 right of commonage. I leave to my son Peregrine the other 1/2 of my home lot, the west part lying next to Josiah Topping's land, and the other half of my Poxabogue lot, being the west part, and a 1/2 €50 right of commonage, provided he lives to be of age or married. I leave to my son Eleazar all my tract of land called Swamp Close, lying between Mr. Stephen Topping and Theophilus Pierson's land, Also that piece of land that lyes joining to Robert Norris land, near Edward Howell's, also a €50 right or 1/3 of a lot lying near the pond called Cook's Pond, provided he lives to be twenty-one. I leave to my daughter, Abigail Rhodes, €20, and to her 2 eldest children 20 shillings each. To my daughter Martha Stanborough, €40, and to my daughter, Mary Stanborough, €40. My two youngest sons are to be put to learn trades at the discretion of my executors. I make Daniel Pierson and my son John executors.

Witnesses, Daniel Hedges, Job Pierson, John Topping. Proved at Common Pleas, Southampton, March 31, 1726.

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Page 307.--In the name of God, Amen, January 8, 1725/6. I, THOMAS HOWELL, of Bridge Hampton, in the town of Southampton, Suffolk County, being weak in body. I leave to my eldest son, Joshua Howell, all my home lot and buildings, and a 1/2 €50 right of commonage. I leave to my son, Micah Howell, two 20 acre lots at Hog Neck Spring, and 1/4 of a €50 right of commonage. I leave to my son Eliphus 2/3 of a lot of land on Hog Neck, that I had of Job Sayer, with the orchard thereon, and 1/4 of a €50 right of commonage. I leave to my wife Sarah, and to my four daughters, Leah, Rachel, Keziah and Sibel, all my movable estate, and my wife is to have the use of all lands till my sons come of age. I make my wife and John Morehouse, executors.

Witnesses, John Morehouse, Edward Howell, Theophilus Howell. Proved at Common Pleas, Southampton, March 31, 1726.

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Page 322.--In the name of God, Amen, December 21, 1725. I, NATHANIEL WOODRUFF, of Southampton, in Suffolk County, weaver, being sick. I leave to my wife Abigail the use of one third of my lands and household goods, and the lower room in my dwelling house during her widowhood. I leave to my sons Nathaniel and Isaac my home lot, to be equally divided between them, Also my new lot of land in the woods, also my upland and meadow at Brushy Neck, and a €50 right of commonage from the Canoe Place to East Hampton bounds. I leave to my sons Isaac and Nathaniel each 5 shillings, to be paid when of age. I leave to my children, Abigail, Sarah, Ebenezer, Jonathan, Amy, Mary, and Stephen, all my goods and movables, after my wife's decease. My executors are to sell my right of commonage in Quogue Purchase.

Witnesses, Samuel Haines, Thomas Halsey, Charles Howell. Proved, March 31, 1726.

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Page 326.--In the name of God, Amen, April 27, 1717. I, JOSEPH WHITING, Minister of the Gospel, of ye town of Southampton, in the County of Suffolk, being sick in body, "Considering the age God hath lengthened out my days into." I leave to my eldest son, John Whiting, all my library of books, excepting a few small books I shall hereafter give. I leave to my eldest daughter, Sarah Sparhawk, €5. I leave to my second son, Samuel, €6. To my third son, Joseph, a certain tract or parcel of land in the town of Stamford, in the Colony of Connecticutt, being 12 acres, lying on the east side of Pine Brook, Bounded west by the Brook, east and north by Town lands, and south by highway, as it is recorded in Stamford. Also a parcel of land in Stamford, lying above the Great Ox Ridge, so called, being 18 acres, bounded as by deed of sale I received from John Bishop of Stamford, October 11, 1714. I also leave to my son Joseph 20 shillings. I leave to my fourth son, Benjamin, 20 shillings, and to my youngest son, Ebenezer, €20 when of age. I leave to my daughters Rebecca Howell and Hannah Ball €5 each, and to my two youngest daughters, Elizabeth and Dorothy, €20 each when 18 years of age. Lastly, I leave and bequeath to my beloved wife, Rebecca, whom I make sole executor, my now dwelling house and buildings and land adjoining in the Town Plot of Southampton, and all the rest of my estate, both real and personal, for the term and time of 2,000 years after my decease, with power to sell as she pleaseth to pay all my just debts and legacies.

Witnesses, Daniel Foster, Christopher Foster, Thomas Reed. Proved, June 8, 1726, and the executrix being also dead, and the eldest sons having relinquished their right, Letters of Administration are granted to the son John Whiting.

[NOTE.--Rev. Joseph Whiting was born April 6, 1641, and became Minister in Southampton in 1683. He was a graduate of Harvard in 1661. His tombstone, in the old South end burying ground in Southampton, bears the inscription, "Here lyes ye Reverend Joseph Whiting, who died April 7, 1723, in ye 82nd year of his age." His wife Rebecca (a second wife) died April 21, 1726, aged 63 years, 2 months.--W. S. P.]

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Page 361.--In the name of God, Amen, November 19, 1725. I, JOSEPH FORDHAM, JR., of the town of Southampton, in Suffolk County, being very sick. I leave to my wife, Martha, the use of all my houses, and lands, and Commonage, until my son Joseph shall come of age, and for the maintenance of my father according to agreement and bonds I am now under. My executors are to sell lands to pay debts. I leave to my son Joseph and to his male heirs, all my buildings, lands, and Commonage, that were late in the possession of my father, Joseph Fordham, and he is to pay to my son Abraham when of age €20. I leave all the rest of my lands to my two sons, Joseph and Abraham. I leave to my wife, a negro woman named "Abigail." Directs that 3 negro children be sold to pay debts. I make my wife Martha and my beloved kinsman, Hugh Gelston, and my friend, Richard Wood, overseers of this will.

Witnesses, John mackie, Samuel Pierson, Thomas Reed. Proved, November 19, 1726.

[NOTE.--Joseph Fordham was son of Major Joseph Fordham, and was born September 19, 1693. His mother was Mary (daughter of John Maltbie, Sr.), who married Major Joseph Fordham, December 5 1689. She died March 10, 1719. John Maltbie, Jr., had two children, Sarah, who died unmarried, and Mary, wife of Hugh Gelston, who was for twenty-one years Judge of the Court of Common Pleas for Suffolk County.--W. S. P.]

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Page 381.--In the name of God, Amen. I, JEREMIAH VAILL, of Southold, in Suffolk County, yeoman, being in health of body. My will is that my beloved wife Anna, shall have such part of my estate as the Law allows her. I leave to my son Thomas all my lands and meadows in the town of Southold and all my houses and buildings, and he is to pay to my eldest son, Jeremiah, €20. If he refuses to pay the same then my son Jeremiah is to have 20 acres of the point of my land lying next to Plumb Gutt. I leave all my goods and chattels to my four children, Jeremiah, Thomas, Mary Goldsmith and Martha Horton. I make my son Thomas and my son in law, John Goldsmith, executors.

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Page 381.--In the name of God, Amen. I, JEREMIAH VAILL, of Southold, in Suffolk County, yeoman, being in health of body. My will is that my beloved wife Anna, shall have such part of my estate as the Law allows her. I leave to my son Thomas all my lands and meadows in the town of Southold and all my houses and buildings, and he is to pay to my eldest son, Jeremiah, €20. If he refuses to pay the same then my son Jeremiah is to have 20 acres of the point of my land lying next to Plumb Gutt. I leave all my goods and chattels to my four children, Jeremiah, Thomas, Mary Goldsmith and Martha Horton. I make my son Thomas and my son in law, John Goldsmith, executors.

Dated January 2, 1722/3. Witnesses, Benjamin Youngs, Grover Youngs, Benjamin Youngs, Jr. Proved, at Court of Common Pleas, January 31, 1726/7.

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Page 384.--In the name of God, Amen. I, THOMAS BRUSH, of Hunttington, in Suffolk County, yeoman, being very sick. I leave to my eldest son, Thomas, my now dwelling house and barn, and all my lands and meadows lying in the West neck of Hunttington. But my wife Rebecca shall have the liberty to live in my house until my son shall be of age, and then she shall have the use of the west end of my dwelling house and 1/2 of the cellar and orchard, and 1/3 of my lands in West neck. I leave to my son Nehemiah all my lands and meadows lying southward of the Town, and in the Eastern Purchase of Hunttington. I leave to my sons Thomas and Nicholas each a gun and a colt. I leave 1/3 of my movables to my wife and the other 2/3 to my daughters (not named). My wife is to provide all things needful for my children, as long as she shall have it under her management. I make my brother, Robert Brush and my brother in law, Thomas Brush, executors.

Dated September 7, 1726. Witnesses, John Conckling, Mary Conckling, Robert Brush, H. Lloyd. Proved, February 22, 1726/7.

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Page 403.--In the name of God, Amen. The 14th of December, 1725. I, ISAAC SAYRE, of Southampton, in the County of Suffolk, husbandman, being very sick and weak. I leave to my beloved wife, Elizabeth Sayre, the use of all my lands, housing, and movables, until my son Isaac shall be of age, and after her decease my son Isaac is to have all my lands, provided he lives to the age of twenty-one. If my wife be now with child, and has a son, and he lives to be of age, he is to have my lot of land called "Johnes Lot," bounded south by land of Josiah Pierson, and west by land of John Stanborough, deceased, and partly by Robert Norris. But if she has a daughter, she shall have when eighteen, a good bed and furniture, and two new suits of apparel and €40. If my child or children die under age, then I leave all my estate to my brother, Silas Sayre, and he is to pay to my sister, Ann Sayre, €6. But if Silas dies without issue, then to my brother, Ethan Sayre. I make my wife and my brother Silas executors.

Witnesses, Daniel Sayre, Samuel Ludlam, David Pierson. Proved before Thomas Chatfield, Esq. "In pursuance of a Commission to me directed by his Excellency, August 30, 1726." It was previously proved at Court of Common Pleas, March 21, 1726.

[NOTE.--The widow, Elizabeth Sayre, went with her son Isaac to New Jersey; she married (???) Ludlow, and was the ancestress of Governor Ludlow. The son, Isaac Sayre, lived at Summit, New Jersey, to the age of ninety.--W. S. P.]

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Page 408.--In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN MULFORD, JR., of East Hampton in Suffolk County, yeoman, being sick and weak. I leave to my wife Hannah, my negro woman and 1/3 of my personal property, and the best room in my now dwelling house, or she may live in that house that I bought of Daniel Johnes, so long as she remains a widow. And if she be left a widow after her second marriage, she is to have the use of the house as aforesaid, and also the use of 1/3 of my lands. I leave to my son, John Mulford, after my wife's decease, all my houses and lands and Commonage, and my right at Meantacutt, when he is twenty-one. Also a mare and a colt that was his brother Josiah's, and he shall pay to my two sisters, Jane and Deborah, €40 each when he is twenty-three. I leave to my daughter Phebe the rest of my personal property when she is eighteen, and my son John is to maintain her till married. I make my wife and my brother in law, Mr. Theophilus Pierson, of Bridge Hampton, executors.

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Page 408.--In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN MULFORD, JR., of East Hampton in Suffolk County, yeoman, being sick and weak. I leave to my wife Hannah, my negro woman and 1/3 of my personal property, and the best room in my now dwelling house, or she may live in that house that I bought of Daniel Johnes, so long as she remains a widow. And if she be left a widow after her second marriage, she is to have the use of the house as aforesaid, and also the use of 1/3 of my lands. I leave to my son, John Mulford, after my wife's decease, all my houses and lands and Commonage, and my right at Meantacutt, when he is twenty-one. Also a mare and a colt that was his brother Josiah's, and he shall pay to my two sisters, Jane and Deborah, €40 each when he is twenty-three. I leave to my daughter Phebe the rest of my personal property when she is eighteen, and my son John is to maintain her till married. I make my wife and my brother in law, Mr. Theophilus Pierson, of Bridge Hampton, executors.

Dated January 5, 1726/7. Witnesses, John Mackie, Daniel Osborn, John Davis. Proved, march 31, 1727, before Brinley Silvester, Esq.

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Page 412.--In the name of God, Amen. The 28th March, 1726. I, JONAH HOWELL, of Southampton in the County of Suffolk, being very sick. I leave to my wife, Elizabeth, the use of my dwelling house and barns and home lot, and 1/3 of the rest of my lands and meadows, "so long as she continues my widow and bears up my name." I leave to my eldest son, Jonah, my 2 closes of land in the neck called Captains Neck, and a €50 right of commonage. I also leave to my wife the use of my close lying between John Reeves and Job Wick. I leave to my son Samuel my 2 closes of land lying in Halseys Neck, and my close lying adjoining to Jonathan Howells, and 1/2 of my meadow at Acquaboge and 1/2 of a €50 right of commonage and 40 shillings. I leave to my son Ezra my close joining to Alexander Fordham's, and my 1/2 lot of land lying with John Reeves near Noyoge (Noyack) and one and a half €50 right of meadow in Tanners Neck and 40 shillings. I leave to my daughter Elizabeth one feather bed with furniture for the same and €30, and the same to my daughter Mary. I make my wife and my son Jonah executors.

Witnesses, Job Sayre, John Post, Thomas Reed. Proved, March 31, 1727.

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Page 415.--In the name of God, Amen. I, REBECCA WHITING, of Southampton, in the County of Suffolk, widow, being very sick and weak. I will that all those legacies as were given in the last will of my deceased husband that are not yet paid, shall be fully satisfied. I leave to my son Samuel my now dwelling house and barns and home lot adjoining, to him and his heirs, but in default of heirs, then to my son Ebenezer. I leave to my son Samuel one feather bed and furniture, "but not one of the two best beds." I leave to my children, Joseph, Benjamin, Rebecca, Hannah and Ebenezer, 5 shillings each. I leave all the rest of my property to my two youngest daughters, Elizabeth and Dorothy, and they are to have a free privilege to live in my dwelling house with my son Samuel so long as they remain single, and I make them executors.

Dated April 16, 1726.

Witnesses, John Foster, Ephraim White, Thomas Reed. Proved, September 29, 1729.



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Will of JOHN PAINE, of the town of Southold, in Suffolk County, mariner, being sick. "My executors are to sell the east part of my home lot where I now live, with the new house on it, with a line to run from the north end of my lot to the street;" Also my Second lot of land lying near the inlet, being 50 acres, and 15 acres lying at ye Greate Swamp, and 36 acres lying on the north side of the town Purchase of Lieutenant Griffing, Captain Herbert, and Thomas Gilbert; Also my sloop and my negro slaves, and two cows and 30 sheep. I leave to my wife Jemima all household stuff, and all my houses and lands not above disposed of (except my land in Hog Neck, and my two lots of Commonage) during her widowhood. I leave to my son, Alsupp Paine, all my land in New Haven, Connecticutt. I leave to my son, John Paine, all my houses and lands in Southold except as above, after my wife's decease. I leave to my son, Peter Paine, one lot of Commonage in Southold, and another lot of Commonage to my daughter, Mary Corey. I leave to my daughter, Martha Case, all my land and meadow on Hog Neck. I appoint my wife Jemima and my two sons in law, Abraham Corey and Henry Case, Jr., executors.

Dated February 3, 1706/7. Witnesses, Nathan Landon, Jeremiah Vail.

Proved at Court of Common Pleas, October 3, 1707.

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Will of WILLIAM EDWARDS, of East Hampton, in Suffolk County. I leave to my son, John Edwards, that little lot by Hook pond, bounded east by Thomas Osborn, Jr., west by my own land. I leave to my son, Thomas Edwards, the lot between John Mulford and William Miller, Also the land lying by the two mile hollow on the playnes, bounded by Thomas Osborn, Jr., on the west, and Thomas Osborn, Sr., on the east, Also 1 acre of meadow at Nappeague, bounded north by Mr. Mulford, west by Thomas Osborn, Jr., Also 1/3 of the Privileges of my lot. I leave to William Edwards (son of Thomas) my house and Homestall, and 5 acres of land on the playnes, bounded west by Nathaniel Bishop, and east by William Barnes, Also the lot in the old Eastern plains, bounded east by Richard Brooks, west by Samuel Parsons, Also the neck of meadow at Nappeague with a straight line, Mr. Mulford on the upper end, Also 1/3 of the Privileges of my said Home lot, Also a lot of meadow at Accombomack, with Robert Dayton on one side and Lieutenant Wheeler on the other. I leave to Josiah Edwards (son of John Edwards) the lot I gave to my daughter Sarah, with all the said parcels of land, both meadow and upland, with 1/2 the Privileges of said Lot, the land being in debate between Nathaniel Dominy and myself at present. I leave to William Edwards (son of John), and to Ephraim Edwards (son of Thomas), my lot in the playnes, the out side lot, bounded west by Richard Stratton. Also the lot in the woods bounded east by Mr. Baker, and west by Mr. Mulford. And I leave to Ephraim 1/3 of the Privileges of my lot. I leave to my daughters, Elizabeth Baker and Ann Squire, a parcel of meadow at Accabomack by the hammocks, and 1/2 the Privileges that belong to that lot, formerly called Birdsall's lot. Mentions grandchildren, Richard, Thomas, Isaac, Benjamin, and Elizabeth Straton, "children of my daughter, Elizabeth Baker." I make my wife Anne, executor.

This will was written in Southampton and witnessed by John Laughton and Sarah Laughton. Dated, February 1, 1680/1. Proved, at Southold, October 21, 1685.

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The Last will and Testament of me, RICHARD STRATTON, of East Hampton, Suffolk County, being in my perfect mind and understanding. I leave to my eldest son, Richard, my two 6 acre Home Lots of the Second Division, bounded north by Lieutenant Talmadge, and south by Thomas Osborn, Jr. I leave to my second son, Thomas, 6 acres out of my home lot at the rear of its addition, the whole breadth, the lane on one side, and the land of William Fithian on the other, Also my 6 acre lot which belonged to my allotment lying the farthest lot beyond Abraham Hawkes. I leave to my two sons above named equally, all my lands east and west, except my land at the Little Plains, and 6 acres at the 2 mile Harbour. I leave to my four sons, Richard, Thomas, Benjamin, and Isaac, all my meadows and Commonage. I leave to my wife Elizabeth, my home lot and housing during her life, and then to my youngest sons, Benjamin and Isaac, with all the land at the Little Plain, and 6 acres at 2 mile Harbour. I leave to my eldest son, Richard, €30, when he comes of age, and to my daughter Elizabeth, €20. Mentions "my father in law, William Edwards," "my brother, John Stratton Jr."

Dated April 7, 1674. Witnesses, Thomas James, Williams Edwards. Proved at Court of Sessions. June, 1676.

[NOTE.--The widow, Elizabeth Stratton, seems to have married (???) Baker after the death of her first husband. See will of William Edwards.--W. S. P.]

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