Topic: Will

Will of John Hicks – 1672

JOHN HICKS, Hempstead, “Being weak in body but sound in understanding,” makes son Thomas executor, and “he is to pay to my wife Rachel, £100 in cattle, according to wheat at 5 shillings a bushell.” Leaves to wife household utensils, “besides her own wearing clothes, and what goods my said wife brought with her to me.” I leave to each One of my daughter Haviland’s children, a colt.” Leaves to daughter Hannah £100, one-third in horses and two-thirds in cattle. Legacies to “children of my son Thomas,” and to ” my son-in-law Josyas Starr.” Dated April 29, 1672. The will

Will of Walnovers Letin, – 1671/2

Inventory of estate of WALNOVERS LETIN, of Dover, Staten Island, who hath lately deceased, taken by Gideon Marlett, Constable, in presence of Peter Belew, Simeon Come, Tys Barenson, “and many others then present,” January 16, 1671/2. One lot and housing, £1,000. Whole is £2,592. LIBER 1-2, page 93

Will of Anthony Waters – 1675

“Whereas ANTHONY WATERS, late of Jamaica, upon Long Island, died intestate.” His widow Rachel Waters, is appointed administratrix. April 15, 1675. LIBER 1-2, page 112

Will of John White, – 1670

JOHN WHITE, Southampton, L. I. Leaves to only son John all houses and lands. “If he die without issue then to my daughter Elizabeth. If she die without issue then to my wife Hannah, for life, and then to the eldest son of my brother James White. If he die without issue then one half to my two nephews, John Topping and Thomas Topping. The other half to be divided amongst my four youngest sisters” [not named]. Wife to have use of property till son comes of age. Makes wife Hannah executrix, and “my loving friends, Francis and Daniel Sayre,

Will of Thomas Brush – 1675

Whereas THOMAS BRUSH, late of Huntington, upon Long Island, died intestate.” His son Thomas is made administrator, September 10, 1675. “The apprizement of the inventory amounts to £306 12s., as returned to the Court of Sessions.” LIBER 1-2, page 120

Will of John Underhill, Capt. – 1675

“Whereas Captain JOHN UNDERHILL, late of Killingworth, within the jurisdiction of Oyster Bay, upon Long Island, did in his will bequeath his whole estate to his wife Elizabeth, during widowhood, and did appoint his eldest son John, with others, to be trustees for his children,” and the said Elizabeth has since deceased, the said John Underhill is made administrator, November 4, 1675. LIBER 1-2, page 121

Will of John Winder – 1675

“Whereas Mr. JOHN WINDER, merchant, and Alderman of this city, deceased, did make a nuncupative will, and did leave his whole estate to his wife Sarah, and proof having been made,” she is made administratrix, September 29, 1675. Nuncupative will of JOHN WINDER. “I leave my whole estate to my wife, and to her disposing.” In presence of us undersigned witnesses, September 27, 1675. Anthony Brochholst, John Laurence, Sr. LIBER 1-2, page 122

Will of Roger Townsend – 1674

ROGER TOWNSEND, Westchester, “Being very weake and sicke,” leaves to wife Mary all goods and chattels. To my three sons Mordecai, Thomas and John Bedient £10 each. “I request Captain Wm. Lawrence and Mr. Richard Cornell to be overseers of this my will. That my wife may not in the leaset be prejudiced or injured in any of my estate.” “I also give unto my two overseers all my tract of Land which I now live upon, which belongs to my Patent, if they please to accept of it at my decease. Only they shall give unto my three sons

Will of John Gerland – 1673

JOHN GERLAND, New York. Leaves to “dear wife Susannah, my riding horse, all other goods except as follows.” To my son Sylvester “my Sword Pistolls and furniture to them belonging.” Leaves legacies to second son, Matthias, and to Gulian Van Layer, “a son by my wife’s former husband.” “Earnestly desiring that my Trusty and well beloved brother Mr. Gulian Ver Planck, and my well beloved friend Francis Rumbout to be the executors of this will.” Dated July 15, 1673. Witnesses, John Carr, Wm. Tom, Edward Cantwell, Ralph Hutchinson. “Recorded for Mr. John Sharpe, who desired to be Administrator” etc., February

Will of Peter Wright – 1675

“Whereas I am informed that PETER WRIGHT, late of Oyster Bay, upon Long Island, was casually drowned in Virginia and dyed intestate,” upon the request of his daughter Hannah, and son Gideon Wright, the said Gideon Wright is appointed administrator. April 12, 1675. E. Andross. LIBER 1-2, page 109