Topic: Will

Will of John Hart, – 1671

JONN HART, of Maspeth Kills, L. I. “A little before his death made a nuncupative will ‘after this manner.’ Gives to eldest son (not named) one shilling, he having already received his portion. To son William one Hog, and to his daughter Sarah another. Leaves the Plantation and rest of goods to his two sons Samuel and William and his two daughters Sarah and Susan. “In presence of Thomas Wandell, and Anne his wife, Humphrey Clay and Sarah his wife, and also other neighbors then present.” Letters of Administration granted to Samuel Hart father of said John Hart, — —,

Will of John Julius, Capt. – 1671

“Whereas Captain JOHN JULIUS, late commander of the ‘Loyal Dorothy’ of Nevis, now at anchor in this port, dyed here, and left Mr. Gabriel Mimeveille, of this city, merchant, his sole executor.” He is confirmed as such. “Having due regard to the orders given to said Captain John Julius by Sir Charles Wheeler, Governor General, of the Leeward Islands, to whom and his friends the greater part of the cargo doth belong.” September 20, 1671. Francis Lovelace. LIBER 1-2, page 84

Will of Nicholas Stillwell – 1671

NICHOLAS STILLWELL, Staten Island, “Husband-man,” “being weak and sicke,” leaves to youngest son Jeremiah an iron gray mare. Leaves to “well beloved and affectionate wife Anne” all lands, houses, and estate, and makes her executor. Dated December 22, 1671. Witnesses, Nicholas De Meyer, Richard Charlton. Letters of Administration granted to wife Anne, June 17, 1672. LIBER 1-2, page 93

Will of Claas Melise – 1672

“Whereas CLAAS MELISE, late an inhabitant of this city, was by an unhappy accident, returning in his sloop, from Virginia to this city, struck over-board into ye sea, by which means he is departed this natural life.” Upon request of his widow, Gretie Ancus, that John Poppers and Hendricks Van Bommell, might be appointed the administrators, they are so confirmed, July 12, 1672. Children are mentioned but not named. LIBER 1-2, page 94

Will of Gabriel Lynch, – 1671

Whereas GABRIEL LYNCH, late of Newtown, died intestate, his widow Margaret Lynch is appointed administratrix, September 3, 1671. LIBER 1-2, page 95

Will of Jonathan Marsh – 1672

Whereas, JONATHAN MARSH, of Westchester, died intestate, and Captain John Plott having married his widow, upon petition the said Captain John Plott and his wife Anne are appointed administrators, May 6, 1672. LIBER 1-2, page 96

Will of Thomas Foster – 1663

THOMAS FOSTER, Rustdorp, L. I., “being on bed of sickness.” My will is that my son Thomas shall have that mare that is at Nissaquage, and if the child, my wife now goes withal, shall live, that child shall have a share in it.” “My children are to be taught to read English well, and my son to write, when they doe come of age.” “And if my wife should marry or remaine as she is, and not teach ye children as aforesayd, then my will is that two cows more be layed out for yt end, to give ye

Will of Thomas Badgord – 1672

“Whereas THOMAS BADGORD, late of this city, merchant, died intestate, leaving an estate behind him,” Mr. Matthias Nicoll, Mr. John Ryder and Mr. Wm. Critchlow are appointed administrators. October 15, 1672. LIBER 1-2, page 101

Will of John Perring – 1675

HENRY PERRING, Brookhaven, “Being weak in body,” directs his body “to be decently buried in the Buryal Place of Brookhaven.” Leaves to wife Hannah all lands and goods in Brookhaven, or elsewhere, during her life or widowhood. Leaves to son-in-law Joseph Longbothem, 40 acres of land as followeth, namely, 9 acres in the old field of said town, whereof 3 acres joins eastward on Andrew Miller’s lot, and west on Goodman Riggs, 6 acres at the rock, formerly belonging to James Cook. Also 9 acres of my Home lot, 5 acres at Newtown, joining west on Goodman Fancy’s lot, and

Will of James Naybor – 1671

JAMES NAYBOR, Huntington, “Cooper.” Leaves to youngest daughter, Martha, “my Great Trunk and best chest with linnen and woolen clothes.” “To my grandchild, Mercy, when 21, £10, to be raised out of my house in Boston,” which I leave to my five daughters, Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, Rachel, and Martha. Makes his daughter Martha executrix, and Mr. Wm. Bartholemew and Goodman Sundall, both of Boston, executors in trust. “I desire Thomas Scudder and Joseph Bayley, of Hunttington, to be helpfull to my daughter Martha as executor.” Dated January 27, 1671. Witnesses, Matthew Owen, Peter Floyd, Joseph Bayley. Proved at Court of