Queens County NY

Will of Nicholas Tanner – 1666

DANIEL DENTON, of Rustdorpe, alias Jamaica, Long Island, and Henry Pearsall, of Hempstead, were appointed executors of the will of Nicholas Tanner, dated September 2, 1658. Having faithfully performed their duties, a Quietus was granted by Gov. Richard Nicoll, June 23, 1666. LIBER 1-2, page 6

Matinecoc Tribe

Matinecoc Indians. An Algonquian tribe which formerly inhabited the northwest coast of Long Island, New York, from Newtown, Queens county, to Smithtown, Suffolk county. They had villages at Flushing, Glen Cove, Cold Spring, Huntington, and Cow Harbor, but even before the intrusion of the whites they had become greatly reduced, probably through wars with the …

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Biographical Sketch of Increase Carpenter

(XIII) Increase, son of John (6) Carpenter, was born in Jamaica, about 1688. He bought land in Jamaica in 1709. He died about 1776. He married Bergin. Children, born at Jamaica: William, 1740; Increase, April, 1743; Jacob, 1745, mentioned elsewhere: John, 1747; David, married Mary Carpenter; Luke; Elizabeth, married Benjamin Wiggins.

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