Collection: Abstracts Of Wills On File In The Surrogate's Office City Of New York

Will of Elizabeth Partridge – 1669

ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE, of Flushing. Leaves one fourth of estate “to all my grandchildren equally.” The rest “to all my children equally.” Makes “Mr. Elias Doughty, of Flushing,” executor. Dated May 23, 1669. Written at order of Elizabeth Partridge by me, Anthony Waters, Clerk. Proved June 9, 1669. Debts mentioned as owing to her from Robert Fecks, Francis ye Carpenter, Nicholas Davis, John Gonin. LIBER 1-2, page 38 Inventory of estate of ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE, taken by Wm. Laurence and Eyrke Jacobs, overseers chosen by the Constable,” October 18, 1669. House and lot, £45. Apraisal made by John Bowne, Wm. Noble, and

Will of George Jewell – 1670

GEORGE JEWELL, of Maspeth Kills, died intestate, and Richard Panton, of Westchester, “being nearly related to the children of said deceased,” was appointed Administrator , July 1, 1670. LIBER 1-2, page 49

Will of Richard Townsend – 1670

RICHARD TOWNSEND, of ‘Lusum, in Oyster Bay, died intestate, and Letters of Administration were granted to wife, Elizabeth, September 23, 1670. Children are mentioned but not named. [NOTE.—” Lusum,” supposed to be a contraction of Lewisham, is now Jericho.]

Will of Jacob Woolpherts Cowenhoven – 1670

JACOB WOOLPHERTS COWENHOVEN, of New York, died intestate, and Johanes Van Brugh, Paulus Leendertson Van der Gruff, and Isaac Greveratt were appointed administrators by Court of Mayor and Aldermen. April 21, 1670. Wife and children mentioned, but not named.

Will of Thomas Robinson – 1671

Whereas THOMAS ROBINSON, late of Newtown, died intestate, leaving two sons, his only children, namely, Thomas and Josyas, the care of whom for the present is committed by the officers of the town to Jacob Reade, their uncle. He is appointed administrator, September 23, 1671. LIBER 1-2, page 68

Will of William Palmer – 1670

The petition of Joseph Palmer, Benjamin Palmer, Samuel Palmer, Obadiah Palmer and Thomas Palmer, sons of William Palmer of Westchester, and Martha Palmer, his widow, to Gov. Francis Lovelace, states “that it hath pleased God to take away our father lately, with a sudden blow of death, and without sickness, only a distemper he hath had on him many years, which wee could not conceive to be mortal. And left no will but verbally stating that having but little property he intended it to go to his wife, in respect she was stricken in years.” They request that their mother

Will of Abraham Jossling – 1670

ABRAHAM JOSSLING, Nashua. “Being’ very sick.” Leaves to wife (not named) one house in Nashaway, with land thereto belonging, To eldest son Abraham, “one farm that Goodman Kittle lives on.” “And Good wife I would not have you remane where you are with any of my children, but my desire is that my children may be put out to Trades where they are.” Leaves to son Henry 20 shillings, ” and I desire him to be kind to his brothers, and to take one of them to himselfeto learn his trade, as he hath promised me.” Dated March 16, 1669.

Will of John Larrison – 1670

JOHN LARRISON, Sr., New Town. “My will is that Wm. Ileyward be disposed of by my daughter Abigail until he be 21.” Leaves to son John 55 bushels of wheat, due from John Cleve of Utrecht. Rest of estate to son John and daughter Abigail. Leaves to wife (not named) 20s. and makes her executrix. Dated December 5, 1670. Witnesses, Wm. Loveridge, Gershain Moore, John Ramsden. Inventory taken September 7, 1671, by John Burroughs, Thomas Lawrence, and Ralph Hunt, mentions “House and land £75.” LIBER 1-2, page 57

Will of Anna Hall – 1669

ANNA HALL, widow of Thomas Hall, of New York, was made executrix of his will, and confirmed March. 15, 1669/70. LIBER 1-2, page 51

Will of Balthazar De Vasch – 1670

BALTHAZAR DE VASCH, of Amesford, having absented himself from his habitation, and is gone out of the country, Capt. Elbert Elberts and Mr. Jacob Strycker, of Midwood, are appointed Trustees of his estate to take possession. October 21, 1670. LIBER 1-2, page 52