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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 Benjamin Stites

1732, September 6 Page 458   Will of William Stites, Yeoman of Cape May County.

Wife: ELizabeth during widowhood, use of house and 40 acres where I live and 1 acres of marsh near Fishing Creek except 2 apple trees which I have given to my 2 youngest sons, also a debt due me from Shamgar Hand.

Son: George the residue of my land,he to pay out of his own estate a bond due the West Jersey Society or their Agent, Lewis Morris, Esq., also he shall have all my land after my wife's marriage or death, and shall pay to each of his brothers, Benjamin and Jonathan ƒ20 when they arrive at 21.

Daughters: Deborah Paige and Martha Ludlam

Executors: wife Eelizabeth and son George Stites

Overseers of 2 youngest sons, sons in-law Joseph Page and Jeremiah Ludlam.

Witness: William Matthews, Daniel Norton, John Crandal, Aaron Leaming

Libre 3 Page 335

1732, September 18 Inventory of Personal estate of Benjamin Stites (ƒ64.9.8)

Appraisers: Nathaniel Rusco; John Paige "Exchanged with Jeremiah Ludlam a loom, a table and net hook for a barrel of cyder."