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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 Richard Stites

1739, December 26 Page 459   Will of Richard Stites of Cape May County.

wife: Abigail

Son: Richard to have all my lands and certain personal items when he comes to 14 (excepting the use of ½ my lands which I give unto my wife Abigail during her widowhood).

Sons: Henry and Abisha, ƒ80 at 21. Henry to be given to my brother Henry Stites until of age and Abisha to my brother John Stites until 20.

Daughters: Hannah, Zeruiah, and Abigail (all under 18 and unmarried)

Executors: Henry Stites my brother,John Stites, and Abigailmy wife.

Witnesses: Robert Parsons, Ezekial Eldredge, Levi Eldredge

Proved 22 May 1740

Libre 4 Page 238

1740,may 15 Inventory of Personal estate of Richard Stites (ƒ466.16.2) includes cash and apparel (ƒ242.11.6), cattle, sheep and swine (ƒ109.9.0).

Appraisers: Elisha Hand, Joshua Stites