Topic: Will

Letters of Administration for Francis Cregier – 1666

FRANCIS CREGIER “dyed lately intestate at New Castle, in Delaware Bay.” Letters of Administration granted to his father, Martin Cregier, and brother-in-law Laurence De Silles, July 10, 1666, by Gov. R. Nicoll. LIBER 1-2, page 7

Will of David Carwithy – 1666

DAVID CARWITHY, Southold. “Mr. Carwithy being visited with sickness, desires to set things in order, Being weake in body, but in perfect memory. Leaves to son Caleb “my best suit of clothes and a bed blanket.” To daughter Martha a scythe and a Bible. To daughter Elizabeth Crowner £9 sterling. “As for my son David I left him his portion when I came from him,” but adds 20 shillings. Makes daughter Sarah Curtis sole executrix. Dated August 30, 1665. Witnesses, John Conckliug, Sr., Simon Grover, Jacob Conckling. Proved Nov. ——, 1665. Sarah Curtis, “of Hashamomack, neare Southold,” is confirmed as

Will of Chamion Arundell – 1666

CHAMION ARUNDELL, of the Island of Tortugas, makes “my loving wife Elizabeth Arundell, my attorney irrevocable,” to collect all debts, sell chattels, etc. “And if it shall please God I shall decease in this my intended voyage,” I appoint her sole executrix of this my will, of all my estate. Dated August 26, 1659. Witnesses, Elias Watt, Wm. Saltsbury, Peter Throppe. Elizabeth, the widow of Chamion Arundell, married Wm. Saltsburg, of Flushing, and they made proof of will at Court of Sessions, in June, 1666, and they were appointed executors February 4, 1666/7. Matthias Nicoll, Secretary. LIBER 1-2, page 10

Will of Jean Le Telier – 1671

Whereas JEAN LE TELIER, of New Utrecht, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, did by his will leave his wife Christina sole executrix. She is confirmed as such, September 12, 1671. LIBER 1-2, page 68

Will of Charles Darriel – 1666

CHARLES DARRIEL, New York, “Merchant.” Appoints his “loving and affectionate friend, Timothy Biggs, of New York, Merchant,” his executor. Leaves to Mr. Wm. Browne, of New York,” a morning gown and other wearing apparel,” and “silk stockings as ave in our trunk, in custody of Mr. May of Boston.” To Mr. Cadd, of Boston, a piece of gold. To “my loving brother Richard Darriel, my silver hat band.” To “my sister Jane Darriel, two gold rings with stones set in them.” Dated October 10, 1666. Witnesses, James Willett, Samnel Wheate. Proved October 30, 1666. Quietus granted to Timothy Biggs, executor,

Will of Edward Jessup – 1666

EDWARD JESSUP, Westchester. “Being sicke and weake,” leaves to daughter Elizabeth Hunt 20 shillings, “besides what I have already given her.” To daughter Hannah Jessup £35, to be paid when at age of 18. Legacies to son Edward, to grand-child Mary Hunt, to cousin, Johana Burroughs, and to Derrick Garrison. Makes wife, Elizabeth, sole executrix, and leaves her all lands, houses, and goods, and “she is to bring up my two children in the fear of God.” “I appoint my well beloved friends, Richard Cornhnl, Justice of the Peace, Mrs. Sarah Bridges, my brother-in-law John Burrows, and Ralph Hunt over-seers

Letter of Administration of John Concklin, Jr. – 1666

“JOHN CONCKLIN, Jr., of Hashamomack, neare Southold, in the East Riding of Yorkshire,” having married Sarah, “late widow of Wm. Salmon, who had then divers young children, of whom he hath had greate care, and been at considerable expense in bringing them up,” Letters of Administration on estate of William Salmon were granted to him in November, 1665, and confirmed March 19, 1666. Whereas, John Concklin, Jr., of Hashamomack, did intermarry with Sarah, widow of Wm. Salmon, late of Southold, with whom he left six children, four of which he had by Katharine his former wife, and the other two

Letters of Administration for Samuel Andrews – 1667

Upon the request of John Richbell, of Mamaroneck, that he might in behalf of Joanna Davison, widow and executrix of Nicholas Davison, and Richard Russell, of Charles Towne, in Massachusetts, take Letters of Administration of estate formerly of Samuel Andrews, deceased, in Oyster Bay and Horse Neck, upon Long Island; the same was granted November 4, 1667. Whereas, Nicholas Davison, of Charles Town, in Massachusetts, merchant, was made Administrator of estate of Samuel Andrews, merchant, who being indebted to Richard Russell of Charles Towne, a certain sum which was allowed by the Court, held at Cambridge April 30, 1660; and

Will of Thurston Raynor – 1667

THURSTON RAYNOR, Southampton. “I, Thurston Raynor, being in perfect memory, yet stricken in age, and not knowing how long my dayes shall continue in this world, do make this my last will and testament.” Leaves to son Joseph 28 acres of land “coming to me from the Towne,” upon the last Division, which is already laid out to his own proportion in said Division. To son Jonathan one-half of all housing and lands, when he comes to the age of twenty-one. Leaves to wife, Martha, the use of the other half for life, and then to go to his son

Will of Henry Pearsall – 1667

HENRY PEARSALL, Hempstead. “This being the last will and testament of Henry Pearsall, Hee being in his right senses, notwithstanding very weake in Body.” Leaves to Joseph Williams “a pair of oxen I bought of Mr. Fordhams,” also some land upon ye north side lying in the New Field. Makes wife sole executor, and mentions “the four youngest of my children.” “I desire at the death of my wife the housing and land should be left to my son Nathaniel.” Dated July 24, 1667. Witnesses, Joseph Sutton, Clerk. Thomas Rushmore, Timothy Halstead. Proved March 1668. LIBER 1-2, page 23 Wee,