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Cape May County Will Extracts


Calendar of New Jersey Wills and Administrations 1730-1750

Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey

Archives of the State of New Jersey First Series Volume XXX; Vol II of Calendar of Wills, Administrations, Etc. 1730 - 1750

Published 1918 Somerville, NJ

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Will of William Smith, Sr.

1743-4, February 18 Page 445   Will of William Smith, Sr., Yeoman of Cape May County.

All of the marsh which I surveyed joining the Cedar Hammock, to be paid for out of my moveable estate, and that part of the marsh between the line fence and my son John Smith's land shall be given to him with all my rights to his land.

Son: William, all my rights to his lands.

"The reason I give these sons no more is because I have given each a plantation before."

Son: Richard all my lands and surveys and rights (except what has been mentioned) provided he shall pay ƒ100 to my son Jonathan Smith

Sons: Daniel and Jeremiah ƒ60 each

Daughter: Elizabeth, (wife of Samuel Foster) 5 shillings

Granddaughter: Ruth Osborne ƒ7 at 18

Executors: sons Richard and Jonathan

Witnesses: Michael Iszard, Mary Conner, Nathaniel Jenkins, Jr.

Proved 3 August 1744

1744, July 30 Inventory of Personal estate of William Smith, Sr. (ƒ231.19.2) includes negor man (ƒ25),cattle,horses,sheep, etc.

Appraisers: Jeremiah Hand, Nathaniel Jenkins