~~ Connecticut Colony and Hempstead, Long Island ~~

--- First Generation in America ---

 

 

         William Washburn, the immigrant ancestor to Connecticut Colony, and later Hempstead, Long Island, did not join his brother John Washburn in Plymouth Colony. He remained in England, where he raised a large family, and finally sailed with his in-laws to Connecticut, eventually purchasing land and moving out to Long Island.

 

 

(30.) William1 Washburn, third son of (10) JohnA Washborne (3rd), (2) JohnB (Jr.), (1) JohnC; born in Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England, in 1601,[1] married Jane2 Nicholls, daughter of Francis1 and Frances (Wimarke) Nicholls, of Sedgeberrow,[2] Worcestershire, in ca. 1625, probably in Bengeworth, Worcestershire.[3] She was baptized on 14 Nov. 1603 in Sedgeberrow,[4] a granddaughter of JohnA Nicholls, of Sedgeberrow.[5] They sailed to New England and settled first in Stratford, Connecticut Colony, with the Nicholses.[6] On 5 Dec. 1679 John Washburn, of “Corberry upon Long Island,” eldest son of William and Jane Washburn, gave a receipt to his uncle, Isaac Nicols, of Stratford, for £22 1s 8d “which was the whole amount sent over to me in the year sixteen hundred and seventy seven I do acknowledge by these presents that I have received the sum and I do forever requit discharge exonerate my said uncle and all his executors administrators of the said sums or any demans upon that amount from me or my heirs executors or assigns…”[7] proving that there was some kinship between the family of Isaac Nichols and John Washburn.

         In about 1645 William and Jane Washburn moved to Hempstead, Long Island, supposedly with “Rev. Mr. Leverich.”[8] The earliest record of William Washburn in Hempstead is in 1646 when “William Wasbandt” testified in court that he had sold a sow to a Mr. Stickley, the defendant, in a lawsuit brought by Tonis Nyssen, which was settled on 18 Oct. 1646 at Ft. Amsterdam in the New Amsterdam Colony.[9]

         As one of the first purchasers in Hempstead, William Washburn was chosen as a deputy from Hempstead, along with John Seaman, Robert Coe, and John Hicks, to appeal to the British about the Dutch government from the Colony of New Netherlands, assuming jurisdiction over Long Island, and Washburn carried a remonstrance to the Dutch Governor, Peter Stuyvesant, in New Amsterdam, in 1653, regarding the English colonists’ concerns.[10]

         In 1653 William Washburn and his son, John Washburn, both purchased land at Oyster Bay, Long Island, from the Indians, as joint purchasers along with Anthony Wright, Robert Williams, Thos. Armitage, Dan. Whitehead, Ric. Holbrooke, William Leverich, and Samuell Mayo. The deed was recorded 27 Mar. 1667 in New York.[11] Also in 1653 William Washburn was a witness to an Indian Deed in Oyster Bay, Long Island, in 1654 he was called “of Hempstead” in a New Haven Colony court record, and in 1654-1655 he was a member of the Assembly at Hempstead.[12]

         William Washburn he died testate in 1659 in Hempstead, Long Is­land. His will was dated 29 Sept. 1657, and was presented for probate by his widow, Jane Washborne, on 11 June 1659. He mentioned his sons Hope and John, daughters Patience, Hester, and Phebe, who were as yet unmarried, son-in-law Robert Williams’ children, son-in-law Edward Titus, Sara the daughter of Robert Jackson, and son-in-law Richard Willets. (See Appendix [A] for a full transcription of his will.) His wife had died sometime before him.

         William Washburn and Jane Nicholls had children, order uncertain:

+       46       i   Sarah2 Washburn, baptized on 26 Mar. 1626 in Bengeworth,[13] Worcestershire, England, married Robert1 Williams,[14] of Oyster Bay and Hempstead, Long Island, in ca. 1645.[15] (Continued.)

+       47      ii   (___)2 Washburn,[16] born about 1627 or 1628 in Bengeworth,[17] Worcestershire, England, married Robert Jackson, probably as his second wife, in ca. 1652,[18] presumably in Hempstead, Long Island. (Continued.)

+       48     iii   Mary2 Washburn, born about 1628 or 1629 in Bengeworth,[19] Worcestershire, England, married Richard1 Willets, of Hempstead, Long Island, in ca. 1649.[20] (Continued.)

+       49     iv   John2 Washburn, born about 1630 or 1631 in Bengeworth,[21] Worcestershire, married Mary2 Butler, daughter of Richard1 Butler, on 7 June 1655 in Stratford, CT.[22] (Continued.)

         50      v   Martha Washburn, probably born around 1633 or 1634 in Bengeworth, Worcestershire, buried on 14 Feb. 1636 in Bengeworth.[23]

+       51     vi   Hope2 Washburn, a son, born about 1634 or 1635 in Bengeworth,[24] Worcestershire, married Mary2 Stiles, daughter of Francis1 and Sarah Stiles, in ca. 1660 in Stratford, CT.[25] (Continued.)

+       52    vii   Martha2 Washburn, baptized on 18 Dec. 1637 in Bengeworth,[26] Worcestershire, married Edmund2 Titus, son of Robert1 and Hannah Titus, of Rehoboth, MA, and Huntington, Long Island,[27] in ca. 1657.[28] (Continued.)

         53   viii   Phebe2 Washburn, supposedly born in 1641 in Stratford, CT, married John Ashman, of Long Island, in ca. 1661.[29] (Continued.)

         54     ix   Patience Washburn, named in her father’s will, was still unmarried in 1657, marriage not found. It is presumed that she died unmarried.

         55      x   Hester Washburn, named in her father’s will, was still unmarried in 1657, and died in 1659.

 

 

 

--- Second Generation in America ---

 

 

         By the second generation the children of William Washburn were beginning to separate. Eldest son John Washburn’s only son remained on Long Island, but his descendants moved across the sound into Westchester Co., New York. Second son Hope Washburn moved back to Stratford, Connecticut, eventually settling in the town of Derby in New Haven Co., Connecticut. Most of the daughters of William Washburn married and had children that also spread out from Long Island into the New York Colony.

         My research on the families of William Washburn’s daughters has not been nearly as extensive as that of the Plymouth Colony side, so this section is subject to constant revision as new information is uncovered.

 

 

 

 

JohnB Washborne (Jr.)

 

 

JohnA Washborne (3rd)

 

 

 

 

JoneB Bushell

 

William1 Washburn

 

 

 

 

MarthaA Timbrell

 

Sarah2 Washburn

 

 

 

(___)2 Washburn

 

 

 

Mary2 Washburn

 

 

 

John2 Washburn

 

 

 

Hope2 Washburn

 

 

 

Martha2 Washburn

 

 

 

Phebe2 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

JohnA Nicholls

 

 

Francis1 Nicholls

 

 

Jane2 Nicholls

 

 

 

 

Frances1 Wimarke

 

 

(46.) Sarah2 Washburn, probably the eldest daughter of (30) William1 Washburn, (10) JohnA (3rd), (2) JohnB (Jr.), (1) JohnC; baptized in Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England, on 26 Mar. 1626,[30] married Robert1 Wil­liams,[31] of Oyster Bay and Hempstead, Long Island, in ca. 1645.[32] He was supposedly born in Wales, and he was also an early proprietor of Hempstead, L.I.[33]

         Robert Williams joined with his father-in-law, William Washburn, in the purchase of lands at Oyster Bay, Long Island, from the Indians in 1653.[34] In his 1657 will, William Washburn mentioned his “son” Robert Williams’ children.[35] In 1667 Robert Williams sold part of his property in Oyster Bay to his wife’s widowed sister, Mary Willets,[36] and was a patentee of “Dosoris,” Oyster Bay, in 1668.[37]

         Robert Williams died testate in 1681 in Kent, Maryland, his will dated in Kent “lyeing sick and weake of body” on 2 Dec. 1680, and probated in Maryland on 13 Dec. 1681, and in New York on 5 Aug. 1682, mentioned his wife Sarah, his sons John Williams and Hope Williams, daughter Mary, and he named his wife, Samuel Spicer, and John Bowne as his executors and overseers.[38] (See Appendix [B] for a full transcription of his will and probate.) Sarah (Washburn) Williams died in 1695[39] in Jericho, Long Island.[40]

         Sarah Washburn and Robert Williams had children, order uncertain:

+       71       i   John2 Williams, born, say ca. 1648, probably in Hempstead, married Leah Townsend, son of Richard and Deliverance (Cole) Townsend, of Warwick, RI, and Oyster Bay, Long Island,[41] in ca. 1676.[42] (Continued in Children of Sarah Washburn and Robert Williams.)

+       72      ii   Hope2 Williams, born, say ca. 1650, probably in Hempstead, married Mary (___).[43] (Continued in Children of Sarah Washburn and Robert Williams.)

+       73     iii   Sarah2 Williams, born, say ca. 1652,[44] probably in Hempstead, married John2 Champion, of Jericho, Long Island, son of Thomas1 and Frances Champion, of Hempstead,[45] in ca. 1672,[46] and they lived in Hempstead. (Continued in Children of Sarah Washburn and Robert Williams.)

+       74     iv   Patience2 Williams, born, say ca. 1654, married Samuel Barnes, son of Joshua Barnes, of Southampton, Long Island,[47] on 9 Nov. 1676 in Southampton,[48] and they lived in Southampton. (Continued in Children of Sarah Washburn and Robert Williams.)

+       75      v   Mary2 Williams, born, say ca. 1656, married 1.) Thomas Jessup on 23 Nov. 1683 in Southampton, Long Island,[49] and 2.) John Cole or Dole,[50] and supposedly moved to Gloucester Co., NJ. (Continued in Children of Sarah Washburn and Robert Williams.)

+       76     vi   Hester/Esther2 Williams, born, say ca. 1658,[51] married Thomas Cock, son of James and Sarah (Clark[?]) Cock, of Oyster Bay, Long Island,[52] in ca. 1680,[53] and they lived in Hempstead. (Continued in Children of Sarah Washburn and Robert Williams.)

+       77    vii   Phebe2 Williams, born, say ca. 1660,[54] married John Townsend, son of Richard and Elizabeth (Weeks/Wicks) Townsend, of Warwick, RI, and Oyster Bay, Long Island,[55] in ca. 1682,[56] and they lived in Oyster Bay and Jericho, Long Island, and Cape May, NJ.[57] (Continued in Children of Sarah Washburn and Robert Williams.)

 

 

(47.) (___)2 Washburn, possibly the second daughter of (30) William1 Washburn, (10) JohnA (3rd), (2) JohnB (Jr.), (1) JohnC; born about 1627 in Bengeworth,[58] Worcestershire, England, married Robert Jackson, probably as his second wife, in, say 1652,[59] presumably in Hempstead, Long Island. He was born in 1620, and the name of his first wife is unknown. He was originally of Stamford, CT, in 1641-2, in 1656 was an applicant for Jamaica, Long Island, and was living in Hempstead, Long Island, NY, by 1658, where he was a member of the Assembly at Hempstead in 1665, and was appointed as the Town Constable in 1672.[60]

         (___) (Washburn) Jackson presumably died before 1657,[61] since she was not named in her father’s will, and Robert Jackson remarried to Agnes (___) Puddington, widow of Robert Puddington, in ca. 1660.[62] “Sara, daughter of Robert Jackson” was named in the 1657 will of William Washburn, to whom he gave “one yearling heyfer.” Jackson protested the will of his father-in-law, William Washburn, before probate in 1659, because Washburn had named only one of the two daughters of his late wife, in his will.[63] Robert Jackson died testate in about 1683.[64] His will was dated 25 May 1683, and probated on 13 Oct. 1685.[65]

         Robert Jackson had probably 4 children by his unknown first wife, and 2 daughters by (___) Washburn, order uncertain:

         78       i   Mary Jackson, born say 1642, probably in England, married John Ferris, of Westchester Co., NY, son of Jeffrey Ferris, of Greenwich, CT,[66] in ca. 1661. He was born ca. 1639/40.[67] She died in 1704,[68] and he remarried to Grace (___).[69] He died testate in 1715 in Westchester Co., NY, his will dated 9 May 1715, and probated on 25 Feb. 1715/16, mentioned his wife Grace, sons John, Samuel, James, Jonathan, and Peter Ferris, and daughters Martha, Phebe Burling, Hannah Mott, and Sarah, and he named his sons John, James, and Jonathan as executors of his estate.[70] (See Appendix [C] for a full transcription of his will.)

         79      ii   Col. John Jackson, born say 1644,[71] probably in England, married Elisabeth2 Seaman, daughter of Capt. John1 and Elisabeth (Strickland) Seaman, of Hempstead,[72] in ca. 1668 in Hempstead.[73] She was born in 1647. He died testate in 1725 in Hempstead,[74] his will dated 26 Aug. 1724, and probated on 6 Dec. 1725, mentioned his sons John Jackson, Samuel Jackson, and James Jackson, and daughters Elizabeth Doughty, Martha Titus, wife of Peter Titus, Sarah Barnes, Hannah Seaman, and deceased daughter Mary Scot, wife of Jeconiah Scott, and he named his trusty friend John Tredwell, and his sons John Jackson, James Jackson, and Samuel Jackson as executors of his estate.[75] (See Appendix [D] for a full transcription of his will.) They had children, order uncertain:[76]

a. Elisabeth Jackson, probably the eldest child, born ca. 1668 in Flushing, Queens Co., Long Island, married Charles3 Doughty, son of Elias2 and Sarah Doughty, in ca. 1690 in Flushing. He was born in 1667 in Flushing, a grandson of Rev. Francis1 and Bridget Doughty, and they lived in Rocky Hill, Queens Co., Long Island. He died testate in 1735 in Flushing, Queens Co., NY, his will dated 30 May 1733, and probated on 7 Oct. 1735, mentioned his wife Elizabeth, daughters Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, Hannah, Martha, and Phebe, and sons John, Samuel, and Benjamin Doughty, and he named his wife Elizabeth, son Samuel Doughty, and friend Thomas Hicks Junr., of Flushing, as executors of his estate.[77] (See Appendix [E] for a full transcription of his will.) She died in Jan. 1758, aged almost 90 years.[78]

b. John Jackson (Jr.), married Elisabeth Hallet, daughter of Samuel Hallet.[79] He died testate in 1743 in Hempstead, his will dated 27 Feb. 1738, and probated on 3 Aug. 1743, mentioned his wife Elizabeth, his three sons John Jackson, Samuel Jackson, and Richard Jackson, and his four daughters Sarah Hulet, Hannah Hulet, Mary Titus, and Phebe Jones, and he named his wife and his three sons as executors of his estate.[80] (See Appendix [F] for a full transcription of his will.)

c. Samuel Jackson, born in 1684, married 1.) Ruth Smith,[81] daughter of (___) Smith, and 2.) Abigail3 Seaman, his first cou­sin, daughter of Thomas2 and Mary Seaman, of Hempstead, before 1722. She was a granddaughter of Capt. John1 Seaman.[82] The will of Thomas Seaman, of Hempstead, dated 14 Nov. 1722, and probated on 29 Dec. 1724, mentioned daughter Abigail Jackson, wife of Samuel Jackson, among others.[83]

d. James Jackson, married Rebecca Hallet, daughter of Capt. William and Sarah (Woolsey) Hallet (Jr.), in 1730. She died in 1735.[84]

e. Martha Jackson, married (105) Peter3 Titus, son of Edmond2 and (52) Martha2 (Washburn) Titus, in say ca. 1700. He was born in Aug. 1674 in Westbury, Queens Co., NY.[85] He died testate on 23 Oct. 1753 in Hempstead, NY, his will dated 18 Oct. 1753, and probated on 9 Feb. 1754, mentioned his wife Martha Titus, his grandson James Titus, son of his eldest son James Titus, deceased, his three sons Richard, Peter, and Robert Titus, and his daughter Elizabeth Townsend, and he named his sons Richard, Peter, and Robert Titus as executors of his estate, but only Richard and Robert Titus were confirmed as his executors on 1 Mary 1754.[86] She died on 10 Dec. 1753.[87] (See his family for their children.)

f. Hannah Jackson, married Richard Seaman, her first cousin, son of Thomas and Mary Seaman, of Hempstead. He was a grandson of Capt. John Seaman.[88] The will of Thomas Seaman, of Hempstead, dated 14 Nov. 1722, and probated on 29 Dec. 1724, mentioned his son Richard Seaman, among others.[89]

e. Mary Jackson, married Jeconiah Scott.[90] She died before the 1724 will of her father, leaving four daughters who were mentioned in her father’s will. He died testate in 1749.

f. Sarah Jackson, married (229) Joshua Barnes, son of Samuel and (74) Patience2 (Williams) Barnes, of Southampton, Long Island, in ca. 1705.[91] He was born on 8 Apr. 1683 in Southampton,[92] a grandson of Joshua Barnes, of Southampton, and of Robert1 and (46) Sarah2 (Washburn) Williams, of Hempstead. He died testate in 1763 in Rye, Westchester Co., NY,[93] his Will dated 30 Sept. 1756, with a Codicil dated 16 June 1760, and probated on 26 May 1763,[94] mentioned his wife Sarah Barnes, his eldest son John Barnes, son Samuel Barnes, youngest son Richard Barnes, his grandsons Joshua Barnes and Samuel Barnes, sons of his eldest son Joshua Barnes, deceased, and their two sisters Patience, wife of Absalom Gidney, and Mary Barnes, and his four daughters Elizabeth, the wife of Hicks Seaman, Patience, the wife of David Holsted, Sarah, the wife of Joshua Hatfield, and Mary, the wife of Isaac Birdsell, and he named his wife Sarah Barnes, and sons Samuel Barnes and Richard Barnes to be executors of his estate, but only son Richard Barnes was confirmed as executor on 2 June 1763.[95] (See his family for their children.)

         80     iii   Samuel Jackson, born in, say 1646,[96] was married and had children by 1683.[97] No death or probate records were found for him in New York.

         81     iv   Martha Jackson, born ca. 1649,[98] married Nathaniel Coles, of Oyster Bay, Long Island, son of Robert and Mary (Hawxhurst) Coles,[99] on 30 Aug. 1667 in Warwick, RI,[100] but she died in 1668, and he remarried to Deborah Wright in ca. 1669.[101] He was born in 1640, and died in ca. 1712.[102] Martha (Jackson) Coles had one son:

a. Nathaniel Coles (Jr.), named in the will of his grandfather, Robert Jackson, in 1683.[103]

+       82      v   Sarah Jackson, born, say 1653 in Hempstead, named in the will of her grandfather, William Washburn, in 1657, married Nathaniel Moore, son of Thomas and Martha (Youngs) Moore,[104] in ca. 1675,[105] probably in Hempstead. (Continued in Child of (___) Washburn and Robert Jackson.)

         83     vi   (Unnamed daughter), born say 1655 in Hempstead, as indicated by the wording in the lawsuit that Robert Jackson filed against the estate of William Washburn on behalf of his two daughters, probably died unmarried before 1683 when Robert Jackson wrote his will.[106]

 

 

(48.) Mary2 Washburn, probably third daughter of (30) William1 Washburn, (10) JohnA (3rd), (2) JohnB (Jr.), (1) JohnC; born in Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England, in about 1628 or 1629,[107] married Richard1 Willets, of Hempstead, in ca. 1649.[108] He was born ca. 1612,[109] and they lived in Hempstead.

         In 1658 Richard Willets was an assistant Magistrate at the Hempstead Court.[110] He was named in the will of his father-in-law, William Washburn, in 1657, and was also a witness to the will.[111]

         Richard Willets died in 1664/5,[112] probably in Hempstead, and Mary moved to Jericho, Oyster Bay, Long Island, in 1667, and joined the Society of Friends, or Quakers, and became a minister.[113] On 24 Mar. 1666/7 Mary Willets, widow, lately of Hempstead, now of Oyster Bay, sold her home lot and house to Joseph Williams, of Hempstead, and she purchased part of her brother-in-law, Robert Williams’ land at Oyster Bay in Jericho.[114] She died on 17 Feb. 1713/14 in Jericho, Queens Co., NY,[115] but no probate records were found for her estate in New York.

         Mary Washburn and Richard Willets had children:[116]

+       84       i   Thomas2 Willets, born in May 1650 in Hempstead,[117] married Dinah Townsend, daughter of Richard and Deliverance (Coles) Townsend,[118] in ca. 1670,[119] and they lived in Jericho, Oyster Bay, Long Island, and Secatague (Islip), Long Island.[120] (Continued in Children of Mary Washburn and Richard Willets.)

+       85      ii   Hope2 Willets, born in Sept. 1652 in Hempstead,[121] married Mercy Langdon, daughter of Thomas Langdon, of Hempstead,[122] in ca. 1676,[123] and they lived in Jerusalem, Long Island, where he had a grist mill.[124]. (Continued in Children of Mary Washburn and Richard Willets.)

         86     iii   John2 Willets, born in July 1655 in Hempstead,[125] possibly never married. He was a witness in 1703.[126]

+       87     iv   Richard2 Willets (Jr.), born in Dec. 1660 in Hempstead,[127] married 1.) Abigail3 Bowne, daughter of John2 and Hannah (Feake) Bowne,[128] on 25 Mar. 1686/7 in Flushing, Long Island,[129] and 2.) Abigail Powell, daughter of Thomas and Abigail (Woods) Powell,[130] on 15 May 1690 in Huntington, Long Island.[131] He lived in Jericho, Oyster Bay, Long Island. (Continued in Children of Mary Washburn and Richard Willets.)

         88      v   Mary2 Willets, born in Apr. 1663 in Hempstead,[132] married John Fry, son of (___) and Frances Fry, of Jericho, on 7 Mar. 1686/7 in Jericho, Queens Co., NY,[133] but she died in 1688,[134] and he died on 9 Mar. 1714/15 in Jericho.[135] Mary (Willets) Fry had one son:

a. John Fry (Jr.), born on 15 Jan. 1687,[136] a shoemaker, married Mary Urquhart, daughter of John Urquhart, of East Jersey, on 19 Dec. 1711 in Westbury, NY,[137] and settled in East Jersey.

 

 

(49.) John2 Washburn, eldest son of (30) William1 Washburn, (10) JohnA (3rd), (2) JohnB (Jr.), (1) JohnC; born in Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England, in about 1630 or 1631,[138] married Mary2 Butler, daughter of Richard1 Butler, on 7 June 1655 in Stratford, CT.[139] John Washburn was named in the 1657 will of his father, William Washburn, and was a witness to his father’s will.[140]

         John Washburn died however, testate, on 30 Aug. 1658 in Hempstead, Long Island, New Amsterdam. In his will, he mentioned his “loving uncle, Isac Nichols of Straatford, New England,” and it also provided that the “orphant John Nichols, (son of John Nichols and nephew of Isaac Nichols,) was bequeathed to the keeping of him unto his wife and his father-in-law,” (Richard Butler.)[141]

         Mary (Butler) Washburn remarried to Thomas Hicks, son of John and Herodias (Long) Hicks,[142] by 1660.[143] On 19 Feb. 1660 Thomas Hicks, on behalf of his wife Mary, late wife of John Washburn, deceased, demanded certain legacies bequeathed by William Washburn to his son John Washburn, which included one third of Mr. Washburn’s meadow, two sows, one yearling, one pestle and mortar, two ox pastures, and five gates in the Neck.[144] She died by 1677, and Thomas Hicks remar­ried to Mary Doughty, daughter of Elias and Sarah Doughty, in 1677 in Flushing, Long Island.[145]

         John Washburn had only one son who survived:

+       89       i   John3 Washburn (Jr.), born on 20 Nov. 1657 in Stratford, CT,[146] married Sarah3 Cornell, daughter of Richard2 and Elizabeth (Jessup[?]) Cornell, of Rockaway, Long Island,[147] in ca. 1679.[148] (Continued in Child of John Washburn and Mary Butler.)

         90      ii   (Possibly) William Washburn, supposedly born in 1658 in Stratford, CT,[149] died young.

 

 

(51.) Hope2 Washburn, second son of (30) William1 Washburn, (10) JohnC (3rd), (2) JohnB (Jr.), (1) JohnA; born in Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England, in about 1635,[150] married Mary2 Stiles, daughter of Francis1 and Sarah Stiles, of Windsor, Connecticut Colony,[151] in ca. 1660 in Stratford, CT.[152]

         Hope Washburn settled first in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT, where they lived until 1685, when they moved to Derby, New Haven Co., CT. His name was on the list of inhabitants in Stratford dated 28 Mar. 1668, as one of the “outlivers,” and his cousins Isaak Nickolls and Caleb Nickolls, and brother-in-law, Ephraim Styles, were also listed as inhabitants of Stratford in 1668, without being designated as “outlivers.”[153] He was a freeman in Stratford in 1669,[154] and he was the main heir of the estate of his father, William Washburn.[155] The home lot of Hope Washbans was laid out in Derby, CT, on 22 Dec. 1685, containing 4 acres,[156] and his name was frequently spelled “Washban” in the Derby town records.

         Hope Washburn died in ca. 1693 in Derby, CT,[157] and his heirs, namely his widow Mary Washban, Will Washban and Samuell Washban, Mary Washban and Jane Washban, the children of Hope Washban, agreed to divide the lands that had belonged to their father in Derby on 16 Nov. 1696, the eldest son William Washban to have the house that Hope Washban died in and the home lot and all the land in the field above the hill, son Samuell Washban to have the house and homestead that was formerly John Grivens or Grifins, and the land belonging to that house, and all the land below the hill with all the rest of the land, along with what division lands were due to him to be divided equally between William Washban and Samuell Washban, reserving the liberty for the widow Mary Washban to dwell in which house she pleases, and to have the use of one third part of all the land during her widowhood. All debts due from the estate to be paid half by William Washbon and half by Samuell Washbon, signed by Mary Washban, the relict, William Washban, the eldest son, Samuell Washban, Sarah Washban, and John Johnson.[158] The widow Mary Washburn was steated at a Derby town meeting on 26 Dec. 1707,[159] and she died a widow on 11 Jan. 1712 in Derby.[160]

         Hope Washburn and Mary Stiles had children:

         91       i   Sarah3 Washburn, born on 16 Dec. 1661 in Stratford, CT,[161] married Ensign Samuel Riggs, son of Edward and Elizabeth (Roosa) Riggs (Jr.),[162] as his second wife, on 6 May 1713 in Derby, CT,[163] and but they had no children. He was widower of Sarah (Baldwin) Riggs,[164] who died on 14 May 1712 in Derby.[165] Samuel Riggs died in 1734,[166] presumably in Derby, CT.

         92      ii   John Washburn, born in May 1666 in Stratford, CT,[167] died young. He was not mentioned in the 1696 division of his father’s lands, and his brother William Washburn was called “eldest son.”

+       93     iii   William3 Washburn, born on 16 Mar. 1668/9 in Stratford, CT,[168] married Hannah2 Wooster, daughter of Edward1 and Tabitha (Tomlinson) Wooster, of Derby, CT,[169] on 20 Aug. 1696 in Derby,[170] and they also lived in Derby. (Continued in Children of Hope Washburn and Mary Stiles.)

+       94     iv   Samuel3 Washburn, born on 15 Mar. 1670/1 in Stratford, CT,[171] married Susanna (___) Wooster, widow of Sylvester Wooster, of Derby, CT,[172] on 30 Nov. 1714 in Derby,[173] and they also lived in Derby. (Continued in Children of Hope Washburn and Mary Stiles.)

         95      v   Ephraim3 Washburn, born on 31 Aug. 1673 in Stratford, CT,[174] married Sarah Partridge, and they settled in Medfield, CT, but he died in 1696,[175] and she may have remarried. He was not mentioned in the division of his father’s land in Nov. 1696, and he probably had no children.

+       96     vi   Mary3 Washburn, supposedly born in July 1675 in Stratford, CT,[176] married John Johnson, of Derby, CT, son of Jeremiah and Sarah (Hotchkiss) Johnson,[177] on 24 Sept. 1694 in Derby,[178] and they also lived in Derby. (Continued in Children of Hope Washburn and Mary Stiles.)

         97    vii   Jane Washburn, supposedly born on 6 Aug. 1678 in Stratford, CT,[179] chose her mother Mary Washburn as her guardian after her father died in 1696, marriage not found.[180]

 

 

(52.) Martha2 Washburn, probably fourth surviving daughter of (30) William1 Washburn, (10) JohnA (3rd), (2) JohnB (Jr.), (1) JohnC; born in Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England, in 1637,[181] married Edmund2 Titus, son of Robert1 and Hannah Titus, of Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony, and Huntington, Long Island,[182] in ca. 1657.[183] He was born in 1630 in England,[184] and had come to Plymouth Colony with his parents in 1635 aboard the “Hopewell” from London.[185] “Edward” Titus was named in the 1657 will of his father-in-law, William Washburn,[186] and the will of Hannah Titus, of Huntington, East Riding of Yorkshire, Long Island, dated 14 May 1672, and probated on 1 Mar. 1679/80, mentioned her son Edward, among others.[187] (See Appendix [G] for a full transcription of her will.)

         Edmond Titus moved to Hempstead as a young man in 1650, and after marriage they settled in the part of Hempstead called Westbury, where they were Quakers. He died testate on 7 Apr. 1715, aged almost 85 years.[188] His will was dated 25 Nov. 1706, and he mentioned his eldest son Samuel Titus, son John Titus, son Peter Titus, son Silas Titus, wife Martha Titus, and six daughters Phebe Field, Martha Seaman, Mary Willis, Hannah Titus, Jane Denton, and Patience Haight. His daughter Hannah was still unmarried, and he appointed his two sons-in-law Robert Field and William Willis as executors of his estate. Witnesses were Richard Townsend, Ezekiel Smith, and William Willis Jr.[189] Martha (Washburn) Titus died on 17 Oct. 1727, aged about 90 years,[190] but no probate records were filed for her estate in New York.

         Martha Washburn and Edmond Titus had children:[191]

+       98       i   Samuel3 Titus, born in Aug. 1658 in Westbury,[192] married 1.) Elisabeth Powell, daughter of Thomas and Abigail (Woods) Powell,[193] on 6 Nov. 1691 in Bethpage, Queens Co., NY,[194] and 2.) Elizabeth (Bowne) Prior, daughter of John Bowne, of Flushing, and widow of John Prior, of Mantinecock, Long Island.[195] (Continued in Children of Martha Washburn and Edmund Titus.)

         99      ii   Phebe3 Titus, born in Mar. 1660 in Westbury,[196] married 1.) Samuel3 Scudder, son of John2 and Joanna (Betts) Scudder, of Newtown, Long Island,[197] in ca. 1680.[198] He died in 1688/9,[199] but no probate records were found for his estate in New York, and she remarried to 2.) Robert Field on 24 Feb. 1689/90 in Westbury, Queens Co., NY.[200] Robert Field was one of the executors named in the will of his father-in-law, Edmund Titus, in 1706. He died testate in 1735 in Newtown, Queens Co., NY, his will dated 10 Dec. 1734, and probated on 16 Apr. 1735, mentioned his wife Pheebe, brother Elethan Field’s three daughters Susanah, Pheebe, and Mary, brother Elethan Field’s son Benjamin, sister Susanah Fern, wife of Peter Fern, brother Nathaniel Field’s daughters, Susannah Willet, wife of Abraham Willet, Susannah Whitehead, daughter of Jonathan Whitehead, cousin Daniel Stevenson’s daughters, William Stevenson and his wife Hanah Stevenson, Robert Field’s wife Elizabeth, the Quakers, John Haight and his wife Pheebe Haight, brother Peter Titus’ son Robert, brother Ambrose Field, William Stevenson’s son Edward, and brother Elethan Field’s son Robert, who received all his land after his wife’s decease, and William Stevenson’s son Robert, and he named his wife Pheebe Field, cousin Robert Field, William Stevenson, and John Haight as executors of his estate.[201] (See Appendix [H] for a full transcription of his will.) Phebe (Titus) (Scudder) Field died on 10 Mar. 1742/3.[202] Children not found.

+       100    iii   Martha3 Titus, born in Mar. 1663 in Westbury,[203] married Benjamin2 Seaman, son of Capt. John1 and Elisabeth (Strickland) Seaman,[204] in ca. 1684,[205] and they lived in Jerusalem, Queens Co., NY. (Continued in Children of Martha Washburn and Edmund Titus.)

+       101    iv   Mary3 Titus, born in July 1665 in Westbury,[206] married William3 Willis, son of Henry2 and Mary (Peace) Willis (Jr.),[207] on 10 Aug. 1687 in Westbury, Queens Co., NY.[208] (Continued in Children of Martha Washburn and Edmund Titus.)

         102     v   Hannah3 Titus, born in Nov. 1667 in Westbury,[209] was still unmarried in 1706 when her father wrote his will.[210]

+       103    vi   Jane3 Titus, born in Apr. 1670 in Westbury,[211] married James3 Denton,[212] son of Samuel2 and Mary2 (Smith) Denton, of Hempstead,[213] in ca. 1691,[214] and they probably lived in Hempstead, Queens Co., NY. (Continued in Children of Martha Washburn and Edmund Titus.)

+       104   vii   John3 Titus, born on 29 Apr. 1672 in Westbury,[215] married 1.) Sarah3 Willis, daughter of Henry2 and Mary (Peace) Willis (Jr.),[216] on 9 Oct. 1695 in Westbury, Queens Co., NY,[217] and 2.) Mary (___) Smith, widow of a John Smith, on 7 Mar. 1732/3,[218] and they lived in northern Westbury, Queens Co., NY.[219] (Continued in Children of Martha Washburn and Edmund Titus.)

+       105  viii   Peter3 Titus, born in Aug. 1674 in Westbury,[220] married Martha Jackson,[221] daughter of (79) John and Elisabeth (Seaman) Jackson,[222] of Jerusa­lem, Queens Co., NY,[223] in, say 1700. (Continued in Children of Martha Washburn and Edmund Titus.)

+       106    ix   Silas3 Titus, born on 3 Nov. 1676 in Westbury,[224] married Sarah Haight, daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Noble) Haight, of Flushing, Queens Co., NY,[225] on 8 Dec. 1704 in Westbury, Queens Co., NY.[226] (Continued in Children of Martha Washburn and Edmund Titus.)

+       107     x   Patience3 Titus, born on 4 Feb. 1678/9 in Westbury,[227] married Nicholas Haight,[228] son of Samuel and Sarah (Noble) Haight, of Flushing,[229] supposedly on 5 May 1704 in Westbury, Queens Co., NY.[230] (Continued in Children of Martha Washburn and Edmund Titus.)

         108    xi   Temperance3 Titus, born on 1 May 1681 in Westbury, died on 15 Jan. 1704/5, unmarried.[231]

 

 

(53.) Phebe2 Washburn, fifth surviving daughter of (30) William1 Washburn, (10) JohnA (3rd), (2) JohnB (Jr.), (1) JohnC; born in Stratford, Connecticut Colony, supposedly in 1641, married John Ashman, of Long Island, in ca. 1661, but she died in 1665.[232] Daughter Phebe Washburn was named in the 1657 will of her father, William Washburn, who left her 3 cows or steers to be paid to her at the day of her marriage.[233] No death or probate records were found for John Ashman in New York.

         Phebe Washburn and John Ashman had one daughter:

+       109      i   Phebe Ashman, born ca. 1662, married Waite Smith, of Jamaica, Queens Co., NY, son of William and Magdalen Smith, as his second wife, in ca. 1683.[234] (Continued in Child of Phebe Washburn and John Ashman.)

 

 

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    [1] Baptized on 9 Nov. 1601 in St. Peter’s Parish, Bengeworth.

    [2] Sedgeberrow Parish Registers, from FHL [Family History Library] microfilm #0905307, the marriage of Francis Nichols and Frances Wimarke was recorded on 24 Jan. 1599[/1600] in Sedgeberrow, Worcestershire.

    [3] Thompson, Neil D., “The English Origin of Sergeant Francis Nichols of Stratford, Connecticut,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 75, No. 4 [Oct. 2000], pp. 269-270. The parish registers and bishop’s transcripts for 1625 are missing for both Bengeworth and Sedgeberrow.

    [4] Sedgeberrow Parish Registers, from FHL microfilm #0905307.

    [5] Sedgeberrow Parish Registers, from FHL microfilm #0905307, the baptism of Francis Nicholls, son of John Nicholls, on 21 May 1575 in Sedgeberrow. The marriage of John Nicholls before 1575 was not found in the Sedgeberrow Parish Registers.

    [6] Francis Nichols and sons John and Isaac Nichols settled early in Stratford, CT. John Nicholls, son of Francis Nicholls, was baptized in Sedgeberrow on 16 May 1602, and Isaack Nicholls, son of Francis Nicholls, was baptized in Sedgeberrow on 27 Dec. 1617, as well as other children. Isaac Nichols was called “uncle” by John Washburn, eldest son of William Washburn, in 1679.

    [7] Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT, Land Records, Vol. 2, p. 512, from FHL microfilm #002096, part 1, per email letter of Elaine Olney of 14 Sept. 2000.

    [8] Moore, Charles B., “The Early History of Hempstead, L.I.,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 10, [Jan. 1879], p. 13. His name was among a list of proprietors of Hempstead in 1647. Also listed by Moore as early proprietors of Hempstead in 1647 were Washburn’s sons-in-law Robert Jackson and Robert Williams.

    [9] Olney, Elaine Washburn, Our Washburn Heritage, 1986, [hereinafter Olney, Washburn], p. 2; and per email letter of Marilyn W. Powell of 18 Sept. 1996, taken from New York Historical Manuscripts, Vol. 4 of the Council of Minutes, 1638-1649.

    [10] Olney, Washburn, p. 3.

    [11] Olney, Washburn, p. 3.

    [12] Moore, Charles B., “The Early History of Hempstead, L.I.,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 10, [Jan. 1879], p. 13.

    [13] Bishop’s Transcripts from St. Peter’s Parish, Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England, from FHL Microfilm #0246641.

    [14] Bunker, Mary Powell, Long Island Genealogies, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1976, [hereinafter Bunker, Long Island], p. 328; Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 821.

    [15] Calculated from the birth of their eldest child in about 1646.

    [16] There is no proof that her name was Agnes. See Macy, Harry, Jr., “Robert Jackson’s Wives and Children,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 131, No. 1 [Jan. 2000], pp. 3-10.

    [17] The Bishop’s Transcripts for St. Peter’s Parish, Bengeworth, are missing for the years 1627 and 1628. Her birth year is estimated from her marriage of about 1652.

    [18] Macy, Harry, Jr., “Robert Jackson’s Wives and Children,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 131, No. 1 [Jan. 2000], [hereinafter Macy, “Robert Jackson’s Wives and Children”], p. 10.

    [19] The Bishop’s Transcripts of St. Peter’s Parish, Bengeworth, are missing for the years 1628 and 1629. Her birth year was estimated from her marriage in about 1649.

    [20] Calculated from the birth of their eldest son, Thomas, in 1650, and from Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p.818.

    [21] The Bishop’s Transcripts for St. Peter’s Parish, Bengeworth, are missing for 1630 and 1631. His birth year was estimated from the date of his marriage in 1655.

    [22] White, Lorraine Cook, The Barbour Index of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Stratford 1639-1840, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2000, [hereinafter White, Barbour Index of Stratford VRs], p. 242, taken from Stratford Land Records, Vol. 1, p. 484; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 783, which has the date as 17 June 1655.

    [23] Davenport, Rev. James, The Washbourne Family of Little Washbourne and Wichenford in the County of Worcester, Methuen & Co., London, England, 1907, [hereinafter Davenport, Washbourne Family], p. 49. I did not find this burial entry in the Bishop’s Transcripts from St. Peter’s Parish, Bengeworth, which were very hard to read for 1636.

    [24] The Bishop’s Transcripts for St. Peter’s Parish, Bengeworth, are missing for 1634 and 1635. His birth year was calculated from the date of his marriage in 1660.

    [25] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 783.

    [26] Bishop’s Transcripts from St. Peter’s Parish, Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England, from FHL Microfilm #0246641.

    [27] Bunker, Long Island, p. 103.

    [28] Calculated from the birth of their eldest child in 1658.

    [29] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 23.

    [30] Bishop’s Transcripts from St. Peter’s Parish, Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England, from FHL Microfilm #0246641.

    [31] Bunker, Long Island, p. 328; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 821.

    [32] Calculated from the birth of their eldest child in about 1646.

    [33] Moore, Charles B., “The Early History of Hempstead, L.I.,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 10, [Jan. 1879], p. 13.

    [34] Olney, Washburn, p. 3.

    [35] Olney, Washburn, p. 3.

    [36] Bunker, Long Island, pp. 73, 328.

    [37] Moore, Charles B., “The Early History of Hempstead, L.I.,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 10, [Jan. 1879], p. 13.

    [38] New York County Probate Record of Wills, Vol. 1 & 2, p. 437-438.

    [39] Bunker, Long Island, p. 328; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 821.

    [40] Olney, Washburn, p. 2.

    [41] Bunker, Long Island, p. 74; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 750; Wardwell, Arthur S., “The Willets Family of Hempstead and Jericho, Long Island,” Genealogies of Long Island Families From The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, p. 694: Thomas Willets married Dinah Townsend, sister of Leah Townsend.

    [42] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 820.

    [43] His wife’s name is given as Mary in the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by John D. Stemmons, of So. Jordan, UT, and a long list of other people, but his marriage was not listed in Torrey, New England Marriages.

    [44] Calculated from her marriage in ca. 1672.

    [45] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 143, for the parents of John Champion.

    [46] Calculated from the birth of their first child in ca. 1672; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 143.

    [47] Jacobus, Donald Lines, “Barnes Family of Eastern Long Island and Branford, Conn.,” Genealogies of Connecticut Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. I, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983, [hereinafter Jacobus, “Barnes Family,”], p. 89.

    [48] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 44.

    [49] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 419.

    [50] Bunker, Long Island, p. 329, which gives his name as John Cole; FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Nick Thomas, of Amsterdam, Netherlands, who listed her second husband as John Dole.

    [51] Calculated from her marriage in ca. 1680.

    [52] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 188.

    [53] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 188; Bunker, Long Island, p. 188.

    [54] Calculated from her marriage in about 1682, which may not be correct?

    [55] Bunker, Long Island, pp. 123-124, 328; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 750.

    [56] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 750, which also gives a marriage year of ca. 1690. The FHL Ancestral File submitted by Kay R. Downs Brown, of Newport Beach, CA, gives a marriage year of ca. 1682, which may be a more accurate date.

    [57] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 750, which is confusing.

    [58] The Bishop’s Transcripts for St. Peter’s Parish, Bengeworth, are missing for the years 1623 and 1624. Her birth year is estimated from her marriage of about 1645.

    [59] Macy, “Robert Jackson’s Wives and Children,” p. 10.

    [60] Moore, Charles B., “The Early History of Hempstead, L.I.,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 10, [Jan. 1879], p. 11; Macy, “Robert Jackson’s Wives and Children,” pp. 3-4.

    [61] Olney, Washburn, p. 2; Macy, “Robert Jackson’s Wives and Children”, p. 5.

    [62] Macy, “Robert Jackson’s Wives and Children”, p. 5.

    [63] Olney, Washburn, p. 3, which states that “Jackson received satisfaction but what is not stated;” Macy, “Robert Jackson’s Wives and Children”, pp. 6-7.

    [64] Macy, “Robert Jackson’s Wives and Children”, p. 4, he was not listed on the Hempstead assessment roll of 11 Oct. 1683.

    [65] Macy, “Robert Jackson’s Wives and Children”, p. 4, from Queens Co. Deeds Liber A, p. 11.

    [66] Davis, Norman, Westchester Patriarchs, A Genealogical Dictionary of Westchester County, New York, Families Prior to 1755, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1988, [hereinafter Davis, Westchester Patriarchs], p. 82.

    [67] Macy, “Robert Jackson’s Wives and Children”, pp. 7, 10; Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, p. 82.

    [68] Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, p. 82.

    [69] Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, p. 82.

    [70] New York County Probate, Liber 8, p. 391-393; Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, p. 82.

    [71] Estimated from the marriage of John Jackson to Elisabeth Seaman, in about 1668. Their eldest child, Elisabeth (Jackson) Doughty, died in Jan. 1758, “aged almost 90,” therefore born about 1668-1669. Since John Jackson was not named in the will of William Washburn there is the possibility that John could have been the child of Robert Jackson by an earlier wife than Agnes.

    [72] Bunker, Long Island, pp. 134, 220.

    [73] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 413.

    [74] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 413. Bunker, Long Island, p. 220, has his death year as 1722.

    [75] New York County Probate, Vol. 10, p. 106-115, copied from original Liber 10, p. 107-116.

    [76] These children were not assigned numbers because they are not Washburn descendants. They are listed here because of their connection to the Titus and Barnes families who were Washburn descendants.

    [77] New York County Probate, Vol. 12, p. 333-336, copied from original Liber 12, p. 359-362.

    [78] Doty, Ethan Allen, “The Doughty Family of Long Island,” Genealogies of Long Island Families from The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume I, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, p. 345.

    [79] Bunker, Long Island, p. 220.

    [80] New York County Probate, Vol. 15, p. 71-73, copied from original Liber 15, p. 76-78.

    [81] Bunker, Long Island, p. 220.

    [82] Bunker, Long Island, pp. 134, 146, 220.

    [83] New York County Probate, Vol. 10, p. 11-14, copied from original Liber 10, p. 13-15.

    [84] Bunker, Long Island, p. 220.

    [85] Titus, “Titus Family,” pp. 347, 349.

    [86] New York County Probate, Vol. 18, p. 497-499, copied from original Liber 18, p. 467-469.

    [87] Bunker, Long Island, pp. 104, 220.

    [88] Bunker, Long Island, pp. 134, 146, 220.

    [89] New York County Probate, Vol. 10, p. 11-14, copied from original Liber 10, p. 13-15.

    [90] Bunker, Long Island, p. 220.

    [91] Jacobus, “Barnes Family,” p. 89.

    [92] Jacobus, “Barnes Family,” p. 89.

    [93] Per the LDS Ancestral File, submitted by Patricia B. Wiggins, of Palm Bay, FL, Zylphia K. Lassell, of Schenectady, NY, Doris Z. Barnhart, of Mesa, AZ, and others.

    [94] Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, p. 14, which gives the wrong month of probate.

    [95] New York County Probate, Vol. 24, p. 73-78, copied from original Liber 24, p. 64-69.

    [96] He was most likely born before 1648, and was listed as a legal inhabitant of the town of Hempstead in the Dutch administration’s list of 1673, when he was presumably at least 25.

    [97] Macy, “Robert Jackson’s Wives and Children”, p. 8; Bunker, Long Island, p. 220, assumed from the wording in his father’s will.

    [98] Macy, “Robert Jackson’s Wives and Children”, p. 9, calculated from her marriage in 1667. Their marriage intentions were published before their marriage, so she must have been at least age 18.

    [99] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 170.

    [100] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 170.

    [101] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 170.

    [102] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 170.

    [103] Macy, “Robert Jackson’s Wives and Children”, p. 9.

    [104] Bunker, Long Island, p. 220.

    [105] Calculated from the birth of their first child in ca. 1676. Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 516, shows the wife of Nathaniel Moore, of Southold, as being Sarah Vail. Proof that Sarah, the wife of Nathaniel Moore was a daughter of Robert Jackson is found in Jackson’s will, probated in 1685, in which he mentioned “my daughter Sarah the wife of Nathaniell Moor.”

    [106] Macy, “Robert Jackson’s Wives and Children”, pp. 6, 10.

    [107] The Bishop’s Transcripts of St. Peter’s Parish, Bengeworth, are missing for the years 1628 and 1629. Her birth year was calculated from her marriage in about 1649.

    [108] Calculated from the birth of their eldest son, Thomas, in 1650, and from Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 818.

    [109] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 818.

    [110] Bunker, Long Island, p. 72.

    [111] Olney, Washburn, p. 3.

    [112] Wardwell, Arthur S., “The Willets Family of Hempstead and Jericho, Long Island,” Genealogies of Long Island Families From The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. II, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Wardwell, “Willets Family”], p. 694; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 818.

    [113] Bunker, Long Island, p. 73.

    [114] Bunker, Long Island, pp. 72, 73.

    [115] Olney, Washburn, p. 2 (17 of 11 mo. 1713.)

    [116] Wardwell, “Willets Family”, pp. 693-696; Bunker, Long Island, p. 73.

    [117] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360; Wardwell, “Willets Family,” p. 694; Bunker, Long Island, p. 73, from Quaker Records, born “3 month, 1650.”

    [118] Bunker, Long Island, p. 74.

    [119] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 818; calculated from the birth of their first child in 1671.

    [120] Wardwell, “Willets Family,” p. 694.

    [121] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360; Wardwell, “Willets Family,” p. 694; Bunker, Long Island, p. 73, from Quaker Records, born “7 month, 1652.”

    [122] Wardwell, “Willets Family,” p. 695.

    [123] Calculated from the birth of their first child in 1677.

    [124] Bunker, Long Island, p. 86.

    [125] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360; Wardwell, “Willets Family,” p. 694; Bunker, Long Island, p. 73, from Quaker Records, born “5 month, 1655.”

    [126] Wardwell, “Willets Family,” p. 694.

    [127] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360; Wardwell, “Willets Family,” p. 694; Bunker, Long Island, p. 73, from Quaker Records, born “10 month, 1660.”

    [128] McCracken, George E., “The Feake Family of Norfolk, London, and Colonial America,” Genealogies of Long Island Families from The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. I, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, p. 416.

    [129] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360; Wardwell, “Willets Family,” p. 695; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 818.

    [130] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 598, for the first wife of Thomas Powell.

    [131] Wardwell, “Willets Family,” p. 695; Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360, which says they were married at Thomas Powell’s; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 818.

    [132] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360; Wardwell, “Willets Family,” p. 694; Bunker, Long Island, p. 73, from Quaker Records, born “2 month, 1663.”

    [133] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 129; Wardwell, “Willets Family,” p. 694; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 287.

    [134] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 287; Bunker, Long Island, p. 73.

    [135] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 129.

    [136] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 129.

    [137] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 129.

    [138] The Bishop’s Transcripts for St. Peter’s Parish, Bengeworth, are missing for 1630 and 1631. His birth year was calculated from the date of his marriage in 1655.

    [139] White, Lorraine Cook, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Stratford 1639-1840, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2000, [hereinafter White, Barbour Index of Stratford VRs], p. 242, taken from Stratford Land Records, Vol. 1, p. 484; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 783, which has the date as 17 June 1655; Olney, Washburn, p. 2, Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, p. 259.

    [140] Olney, Washburn, p. 3.

    [141] Death date of John Washburn and information about his will from Richard Bucknum, which he indicates is from the North Hempstead Town Clerk’s office, but his will was not recorded in New York County Probates.

    [142] The name of the wife of John Hicks is uncertain. Davis, William T., Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, in appendix, p. 324, gives her name as Hored Loring, Biographical History of Westchester County, New York, Chicago, 1899, p. 486, gives her name as Rachel Starr.

    [143] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 368.

    [144] Haight, Ada C., The Richard Washburn Family Genealogy, Ossining, NY, 1937, p. 10.

    [145] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 368, the marriage license issued in July 1677.

    [146] White, Barbour Index of Stratford VRs, p. 242, taken from Stratford Land Records, Vol. 1, p. 47.

    [147] Cornell, Rev. John, Genealogy of the Cornell Family, New York, 1902, p. 143. The argument that the wife of Richard Cornell may have been a sister of Edward Jessup is in the footnote on p. 143.

    [148] Calculated from the birth of their first child in 1680.

    [149] Not in the Stratford Vital Records, and I have found no indication that a son named William was born.

    [150] The Bishop’s Transcripts for St. Peter’s Parish, Bengeworth, are missing for 1634 and 1635. His birth year was calculated from the date of his marriage in 1660.

    [151] Torrey, New England Marriages, p.710: Francis Stiles.

    [152] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 783; Olney, Washburn, p. 2.

    [153]Early Settlers of Stratford, Conn.,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 27 [Jan. 1873], p. 63.

    [154] Colonial Connecticut Records, Vol. 2, p. 522, the list of freeman dated 8th month 7th day ’69. Also appearing as freemen of Stratford were Isaac Nicholes, Caleb Nicholes, Samuell Stilles and Ephrim Stilles.

    [155] Olney, Washburn, p. 3.

    [156] Phillips, Nancy O., Town Records of Derby, Connecticut, 1655-1710, Derby, 1901, [hereinafter Phillips, Town Records of Derby], p. 144.

    [157] His lands were divided in Nov. 1696 by agreement of his widow and children, but the “widow Washbon” was described in town meetings on 4 Dec. 1693 and 27 Feb. 1693[/4], from Phillips, Town Records of Derby, pp. 166, 168-169.

    [158] Phillips, Town Records of Derby, pp. 270-271, witnessed by John Davies, Isaack Nicols, and Ebenezer Johnson, commissioner.

    [159] Phillips, Town Records of Derby, p. 246.

    [160] White, Lorraine Cook, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Derby 1655-1852, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, [hereinafter White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs], p. 310, taken from Vol. LR3, p. 6, of the Derby Town Records; Orcutt, History of Derby, p. 774.

    [161] White, Barbour Index of Stratford VRs, p. 242, taken from Stratford Land Records, Vol. 1, p. 51, which has the month only. The date is from Olney, Washburn, p. 2.

    [162] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 625; Ancestry.com World Tree files submitted by Richard Kaiser, David L. Gentile, and others.

    [163] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, pp. 284, 311, taken from Vol. LR3, p. 9, of the Derby Town Records.

    [164] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 625, Samuel Riggs married first to Sarah Baldwin on 14 June 1667, presumably in Milford, CT. The marriage was also recorded in White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 284, as “Samuel Riggs m. [     ] Baldwin, June 14, [   ],” taken from Vol. 2, p. 1, of the Derby Town Records.

    [165] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 284, taken from Vol. LR3, p. 6, of the Derby Town Records.

    [166] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 625.

    [167] White, Barbour Index of Stratford VRs, p. 242, taken from Stratford Land Records, Vol. 1, p. 51.

    [168] White, Barbour Index of Stratford VRs, p. 242, taken from Stratford Land Records, Vol. 1, p. 55.

    [169] Jacobus, Donald Lines, “Edward Wooster of Derby, CT., and Some of His Descendants,” Genealogies of Connecticut Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983, p. 590; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 841.

    [170] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 311, taken from Vol. 2, p. 25, of the Derby Town Records; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 783.

    [171] White, Barbour Index of Stratford VRs, p. 242, taken from Stratford Land Records, Vol. 1, p. 55.

    [172] Jacobus, Donald Lines, “Edward Wooster of Derby, CT., and Some of His Descendants,” Genealogies of Connecticut Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983, p. 594.

    [173] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, p. 311, taken from Vol. LR3, p. 9, of the Derby Town Records.

    [174] White, Barbour Index of Stratford VRs, p. 242, taken from Stratford Land Records, Vol. 1, p. 57, which has the date as “Aug. last day, 1673.”

    [175] Olney, Washburn, p. 2.

    [176] Not in the Barbour index of Stratford or Derby town vital records.

    [177] Abbot, Susan Woodruff, Families of Early Milford, Connecticut, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1979, [hereinafter Abbott, Families of Early Milford], p. 386.

    [178] White, Barbour Index of Derby VRs, pp. 254, 310, she was called “Mary Washbone” in the marriage record; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 422.

    [179] Not in the Stratford Vital Records.

    [180] No marriage record was found for a Jane Washburn in Derby, CT.

    [181] Bishop’s Transcripts from St. Peter’s Parish, Bengeworth, Worcestershire, England, from FHL Microfilm #0246641; baptized on 18 Dec. 1637 in Bengeworth.

    [182] Bunker, Long Island, p. 103.

    [183] Calculated from the birth of their eldest child in 1658.

    [184] Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. III: New York Monthly Meetings, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, [hereinafter Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings], p. 317.

    [185] Bunker, Long Island, p. 103; Titus, Rev. Anson, Jr., “The Titus Family In America,” Genealogies of Long Island Families from The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Volume II, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Titus, “Titus Family”], p. 344.

    [186] Olney, Washburn, p. 3.

    [187] New York County Probate, Liber 1, p. 437-440.

    [188] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 317; Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 347; Olney, Washburn, p. 2, gives his death as 17 Apr. 1727.

    [189] Maehrlein, Lauren, “The Unrecorded Will of Edmund Titus, 1706,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 133, No. 3, [July 2002], p. 182-184.

    [190] Olney, Washburn, p. 2 (17 of 8 mo. 1727).

    [191] Birth records are all from the Quaker Meeting Records, from Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 347, listed as John, Mary, Patience, Samuel, Silas, and Phebe by William Ward Hinshaw.

    [192] Titus, “Titus Family,” pp. 347, 349.

    [193] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 598, for the wife of Thomas Powell.

    [194] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 319; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 745; Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 349.

    [195] Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 349, however Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 605, says that Elizabeth married secondly to Samuel Peters, not Titus.

    [196] Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 347.

    [197] Torrey, New England Families, p. 658.

    [198] Bunker, Long Island, p. 288; Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 347; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 658.

    [199] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 658.

    [200] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 264; Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 347.

    [201] New York County Probate, Vol. 12, p. 292-296, copied from original Liber 12, p. 318-322.

    [202] Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. III: New York Monthly Meetings, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, [hereinafter Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings], p. 318; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 264.

    [203] Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 347.

    [204] Bunker, Long Island, pp. 134, 141; Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 347.

    [205] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 658.

    [206] Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 347.

    [207] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 823.

    [208] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 359; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 824; Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 347.

    [209] Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 347.

    [210] Maehrlein, Lauren, “The Unrecorded Will of Edmund Titus, 1706,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 133, No. 3, [July 2002], p. 184, Edmund Titus specified “my Daughter hannah Titus shall have the use of my east lower roome to dwell in as long as she Lives single or unmarried.”

    [211] Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 347.

    [212] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 216; Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 347.

    [213] Eardeley, William A.D., and George D. A. Combes, Descendants of the Rev. Richard Denton of Hempstead, L.I., pp. 16-17.

    [214] Calculated from the birth of their first child, in ca. 1692.

    [215] Titus, “Titus Family,” pp. 347, 349.

    [216] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 823.

    [217] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 318; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 745; Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 349.

    [218] Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 349.

    [219] Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 349.

    [220] Titus, “Titus Family,” pp. 347, 349.

    [221] Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 349; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 745.

    [222] Bunker, Long Island, pp. 104, 220; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 413.

    [223] Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 349.

    [224] Titus, “Titus Family,” pp. 347, 349.

    [225] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 332, Samuel Haight; his wife’s maiden name from the FHL Ancestral File of Samuel Haight, submitted by Christopher C. Aaron, of Provo, UT, and others.

    [226] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 319; Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 349.

    [227] Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 347.

    [228] Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 347.

    [229] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 332, Samuel Haight; his wife’s maiden name from the FHL Ancestral File of Samuel Haight, submitted by Christopher C. Aaron, of Provo, UT, and others.

    [230] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 144, the marriage date was not in Titus, “Titus Family.”

    [231] Titus, “Titus Family,” p. 347.

    [232] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 23; Olney, Washburn, p. 2.

    [233] Olney, Washburn, p. 3.

    [234] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 690.



[A] APPENDIX A: The Will of William Washburn of Hempstead, Long Island (1657) *

I William Washborne doe appoint my well beloved friends and faithfull to be my Overseeres of this my Will and testament I give to my Sonn Hope my six oxen and fower cowes and one horse one mare, and all my Land and devisens with the meadowes belonging thereto, and Barne and home-lott with all instruments of husbandry except one third part of a meadow that my Son John please to have, then he shall paying costs for ye same: Allsoe I give him two sowes, allsoe I give to my daughter Patience three cowes or steeres alsoe I give to my daughter Hester three cowes or steeres and one mare between them bothe. Allsoe I give to my daughter Phebe three kowes or three steeres, these to be paid at their day of marriage yf they carry to the likeing of these my overseeres (yet not to be at theire disposeing). Allsoe I give to my Sonn Robert Williams children the like and to Edward Titus the like, Allsoe I give to Sara the daughter of Robert Jackson one yearling heyfer I give to my Sonn John Washborne one yearling and my morter & pestell at my death, or my wives I give to my beloved wife all the rest or remainder of my Cattle, wth my house and household goods to be at her disposeing, wth this Condition that yf shee remaine unmarried, But yf shee marry, then this is my will that these things shall be at my overseeres disposeing then this is my will, that she shall have fower Cowes, these Cowes to be wintered and summered free but not the increase to remaine to her  Item I doe give her one mare & foale, and this howse or another built, Allsoe her firewood cut and brought home, fit for the fire free chardge. I give her ??? bushels of corne, fifteene of wheate, and fifteen of Indian and halfe an Accre of flax sowne and brought home, this to be donn yearly as long as she doth live, Allsoe she shall have all the householde goods at her disposeing, this gift to my Sonn Hope as yf he carry well & to the Likeing of my overseeres My overseeres that I appoint in this bueseines of wright is Mr Leverege, my Loveing wife, My sonn Robert Williams, Richard Willets my Sonnes-in law, I hope you will all of you accept of it, And be Careful yf God take mee Away by death: yf Hope accept of this gift from me he must be carefull (crossed out) be bound to Mannag the things for his mother. I give to my son John twoe ox pasture in the pasture, with five gates in the neck: This is my will and is not to stand in force till they heare of my death, this I acknowledge to be my owne will & testament.

Witnessed by Michaell Chadderton, Richard Willets, John Washborne.

 

* Transcribed by Mabel Thacher Rosemary Washburn, and printed by Elaine Washburn Olney in Our Washburn Heritage, 1986, p. 3.

 

 

[B] APPENDIX B: The Will and Probate of Robert Williams of Long Island, Province of New York (1680) *

Letters of Administration with the Will Annexed on the Estate of Robt. Williams Deceased Granted to Sarah his widdow and Relict Samll. Spicer and John Bownes.

Anthony Brockholls Esqr. Commander in Chiefe and the Councell of the Province of New York To Sarah Williams the Widdow and Relict of Robert Williams Deceased Samll. Spicer and John Bowne Greeting Whereas by Letters Testimoniall under the Hand of Phillip Calvert Esqr Judge or Commissary Generall for Probate of Wills and Granting Administrations in the Province of Maryland And the Seale of the said Office Wee are Given to Understand that the Last Will and Testamt. of the said Robert Williams of Long Island in New Yorke was in Common Forme Proved A Coppy whereof is Hereunto Annexed and the said Robt. Williams Haveing while he Lived and att the time of his Death Goods and Chattles within the Province of New Yorke And the said Sarah Williams his Widdow and Relict Samuell Spicer and John Bowne being therein nominated and appointed his Overseers The Admičon of all and Singular the said Goods and Chattles And the said Will is Hereby Committed unto you the said Sarah Williams Samuell Spicer and John Bowne well and Truly to administer upon the Same Accordingly to make A full and Just Inventory of all the Goods and Chattles of the said Deceased and Exhibit the Same into the next Court of Sessions to be held at Jameca for the North Rydeing of Yorkshire on Long Island And Render A True and perfect Acctt. of their said Admičon in the time by Law Required.

GIVEN under my Hand and Seale in N.Y. the 5th Day of August in the thirty fourth yeare of his Matis. Reigne Anno Dom. 1682:

                                                                                                                                A.B.

Charles Absolute Lord and Proprietor of the Province of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore &c. To all Prsons to whom these Prsents shall Come trusting in our Lord God Everlasting. Know yee that Searching the Registry of our Court for Probate of Will and Granting Administračons, well and Faithfully Kept at St. Marys in our said Province of Maryland it Plainly Doth appeare and we clearly find Amongst Other things in the Same Contained that upon the thirteenth Day of December 1681 At St. Maryes Before our Deare Unckle Phillip Calvert Esqr. our Judge and Commissary Generall for Probate of Wills and Granting Administračons within our said Province of Maryland Lawfully Constituted the Last will and Testamt. of Robert Williams of Long Island in New Yorke, was in Comon forme proved The tenour of which Testamt. followeth in these words (Vizt) Kent Siliset December 2th: 1680//

KNOW Yee that I Robert Williams of Long Island neare Oyster Bay in the North Ryden of New Yorke Shire in America now Lyeing Sick and Weake of Body but in Perfect Mind and Memory Doe make this my Last will and Testament first I Give and Bequeath my Well Beloved Wife Sarah Williams all my Plantacon now Broke up with Orchard Paster Corne Land Housen and whatsoever is in Being made use on now for that Plantačon and Further for what wood Land she shall make use of or sell for her Occassion for her Lifetime if she keepe herselfe A Widdow.

Secondly I Give unto my Sonne John Williams One hundred Acres of Land more than I have Given him Already. thirdly I Give Unto my Grandsons Robert Williams Forty Acres of Land In some Convenient place Forthly if my Daughters Mary and They want Land if their Husbands will Come and Dwell upon mine they shall Goe to my Overseers, and they shall Give them Land to Live on for them and theirs for Ever, and After all my Debts are Paid by Bonds Bills and Accounts Anywhere what Ever, the Overseers of this my Last will and Testamt. Being my well Beloved Wife and Samuell Spicer and John Bowne and if any of my Sonns and Daughters Doth walke Disorderly According to the truth, then they shall have noe parte nor parcell in this Will according to the true Intent and Meaneing hereof I have Hereunto Sett my Hand seale the Day and yeare Above Written And Fifthly I Give unto my Sonne Hope Williams that which he hath Already it Being One Hundred Acres of Land.

Tested by us                                                                                                                         Robert Williams                (seal)

Isaac Winchester  Richard Kempton  Raynold Haws

 

In testimony whereof we have Caused these Letters Testimoniall to be made and to be Sealed with the Seale of our Office for Probate of Wills and Granting Administračons in our said province of Maryland Witnesse our Uncle Phillip Calvert Esqr. our Judge or Commissary Generall for probate of Wills and Granting Administračons in our said Province of Maryland this 23 Day of Aprill in the Seventh yeare of our Dominion over our said Province Annoqe Domini 1682:

                                                                                                                                                Phillip Calvert.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate Record of Wills, Vol. 1 & 2, copied from original Liber 2, p. 296-298.

 

 

[C] APPENDIX C: The Will of John Ferris of Westchester, Province of New York (1715) *

In the name of God Amen the Ninth Day of May in the Year of our Lord God One Thousand Seven Hundred & fifteen I John Ferris of the Borough and Town of Westchester being Sick and weak of Body but of perfect Mind and Memory thanks be Given unto God Therefore Calling into mind the mortality of my Body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to Die Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following That is to say first and principally I Give my Soul in to the hands of God that Gave it me and for my Body I Commend it to the Earth to be buried in Christian and Decent Manner hoping at the General Resurrection I shall receive the Same again by the Mighty power of God and as touching suching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with I Dispose of In manner and form following vizt. Imprimis I Give & Bequeath unto my Son John Ferris five shillings and to my other three Sons Samuel James and Jonathan Ferris the Sum of five Shillings apiece to be paid to them within one year after my Decease which said Legacies shall be paid by my Executors out of my personal Estate Also I Will and Bequeath unto my Son Peter Ferris All that my Housing out Housing Barnes Stables Gardens orchards &c together with my five Home Lotts and all and Singular the meadows lying at the Rear of said Lotts as also ye Lott Of Land lying betwixt the Highway that leads to Thomas Haddens Mill and the way that leads from Brunckes to Stony Brook with a fifty pound priviledg of Commonage And also all that my Land at Brunckes Containing Twenty four acres be it more or Less, But be it provided always that there shall be A Rod Square free for all friends & friendly peoples to Bury their Dead in the place where they formerly Buried without any Let Hinderance or molestation whatsoever And also I do appoint and order that my said Son Peter or his Heirs or assigns Shall Pay or Cause to be paid unto my two Daughters Pheby Burling and Hannah Mott or to their assigns the Full and Just Sum of Twenty pounds apiece of Currant Money of Newyork In manner and form following Vizt. Unto Hannah Mott ye Sum of twenty pounds within one year after my Decease and unto my Daughter Pheby Burling twenty pounds within two years after my Decease and if it should so happen that either of my said Daughters Pheby Burlin or Hannah Mott Should happen to Die before the Receipt of Such Legacys then my will & mind is that the Legacys left to either of them Shall be Equally Divided amongst her Children that should so happen to Die and if my said Son Peter or his heirs or assigns to neglect refuse or delay to pay the Legacys above Specified to my Said two Daughters Pheby and Hannah then my will and mind is that the orchard and meadow Adjoyning to the Lott of Richard Ward shall be Sold by my Executors so far as will Extend to pay the Same with Charges and no further And my Will and mind further is that my said Son Peter Shall not Sell or dispose of any part or parcel of ye Houses Lands or Tenements without the Consent of my Executors or any two of them And also I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Peter Ferris All that my fifty Acre Lott of Land lying in the Long Reach Lands So Called (provided he Defend it and not otherwise And if in Case my said Son Peter do deny or Refuse to Defend the Land then my Will and mind is that it shall be Disposed of by my Executors to any of my Children which will appear to Defend the same Gratis And my Will and mind further is that all my Debts and funeral Expences be first paid out of my personal Estate by my Executors hereafter named Then my Will and mind is that my Beloved wife Grace Ferris shall have the third part of all my psonal Estate both within Doors and without And all the Rest and residue of my personal Estate to be Divided amongst my four Daughters Vizt. Martha Pheby Hannah and Sarah And I Do Nominate authorize and appoint my three Sons John James and Jonathan to be my Executors and Feoffees In Trust of this my Last Will & Testamt and I do Revoke Disannul and make void all former Wills by me made and this my Last Will and Testament to Remain in full force and virtue In Witness whereof I the said John Ferris Senr. have hereunto put to my hand and Seal this ninth Day of May in the first year of his Majesties Reign and in the Year of our Lord 1715.

                                                                                                                                                John Ferris                        (seal)

Signed Sealed and Delivered published and Declared in the presence of us to be his Last Will and Testament

Jeremiah Fowler

William [can’t read]

Daniel Clark

William Smithn

 

Probated on 25 Feb. 1715/16, and Letters of Administration granted to John Ferris, James Ferris, and Jonathan Ferris, the Executors named, on 1 Nov. 1716.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Liber 8, p. 391-393.

 

 

[D] APPENDIX D: The Will of John Jackson of Jerusalem, Hempstead, Queens County, Province of New York (1724) *

In the name of God amen the Twenty sixth day of August in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & twenty & four I John Jackson of of Hempsted in Queens County on Nassaw Island in the Colony of New York Esqr. being well in body but of perfect mind & memory and my understanding sound & good thanks be given to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my Body and that it is appointed once for all men to dye do make and appoint this my Last will and Testament that is to Say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul Into the hands of God that gave it hoping through the merits Death and Suffering & passion of my blessed Lord & savior Jesus Christ to have full & free pardon for all my Sins & to Inherit Eternal Life and my Body I commit to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buried in A Christian and decent manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the Same again by the mighty power of God and as touching Such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life withal I give bequeath demise and dispose of the Same in the following manner and form (That is to say) First I will that all those debts dues & dutys that I do in right or Conscience owe to any manner of person or persons whatsoever Shall be well and truly satisfied contented and paid in some convenient time after my decease by my Extors hereafter named  I Will and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Jackson and to his heirs & assigns forever the house and Land that I now dwell on at Jerusalem Beginning at the Northwest Corner of the Land by the South side the road that parts my Land & the deamanses tract of Land & So to run Southward On the East Side of the road that Leads to South till it Cometh to the Fence on the South side of my Young orchard and So to run Easterly as the fence Stands till it Cometh to the Fence that parts my Son John Jacksons Land and my Land that I now dwell on and then to run Easterly as that fence Stands to the East end of it and from thence to run a due East Line to the Easter most end of my Land and then to run northward as the Line of my Land runs to the Northside of it and thence as the path goeth to the bounds first mentioned I also will & Bequeath Unto my Son Samuel Jackson and to heirs & Assigns forever the Land where his house Stands bounded on the West by the road that Leads to South & South bounded by the Land of Joshua Barnes & north by the Fence as they now Stands that parts my son John Jacksons Land and my Land that I now Dwell on and then bequeathed to my Son Samuel Jackson which peice of Land Shall Extend So far Eastward as far as to make both these peices of Land to Contain the Equal Moiety and half part in Quantity of my Tract of Land that Lyeth in a Body at Jerusalem & my will is & my Will is that my son John Jackson & his heirs & Assigns Shall maintain the Fence that runneth north & South between them from time to time & at all times forever hereafter at his and their own & only cost & charges I will and beQueath unto my Son John Jackson and to his heirs and Assigns forever the Tract of Land where he dwelleth at Jerusalem the bounds beginning at the Southwest Corner thereof by the Land Last bequeathed to my Son Samuel Jackson & running northward on the Eastside of The Land that Leads to South till it Cometh to the Fence on The South side of my young orchard and So to run Easterly as The Fence runs till it Cometh to the first fence that runneth North and South and then to run down Southward as the Fence now Stands till it Cometh to the Fence that parts the Lands I dwell on & this Land bequeathed to him and then To run as that Fence runs till it Comes to the East end of it And thence to run A due east Line till it cometh to the Easter most End of my Land and from thence to run Southardly by the Line of my Land on the East end till it South Side of it and then to run Westwardly by Joshua Barnes Land So far as to run up to him the equal half of my Body or Tract of Land lying together in Jerusalem Leaving to Samuels peice where his house now Stands the breadth at East end as the range of Fence will allow him to give up his half of my Tract of Land & my son John Jackson & his heirs & Assigns Shall from time to time & at all times forever hereafter maintain the Fence that runneth north & South from My young orchard at his own proper cost and Charges I also Will and bequeath unto my Son John Jackson and to his heirs & Assigns forever all my Three Lots of Meadow and all the upland within the Fence belonging to the right of upland In the half neck So Called that belongeth to me be it in Quantity of Acres more or Less) I Also Will and bequeath to my Son John Jackson and to his heirs and Assigns forever one peice of Land on the great neck above the Indian path or road across the neck adjoyning to the half neck Brook containing twenty and four Acres that he hath already in his possession I will and bequeath unto my Son John Jackson and to his heirs & Assigns forever all my three Lots and half Lots of Meadow That I have Lying on the great Neck to the Westward of the parsonage Lot of Meadow and bounded on the West by the ditch and all the Upland that Lyeth above the Said Meadow up to the neck fence westward of Irelands path My Son John and his heirs and Assigns maintaining The fence next to the Lake of Irelands path but my Will is That so Long as my daughter Martha titus doth Live She shall have Liberty to Cut and Carry of from Year to Year all the grass that doth grow below the Creek westwards of Irelands path and if it do or Shall happen that I or my Son Samuel Shall happen to have any Corn or Flax growing upon any of the Land willed to my Son John at the time of my decease my Son Samuel shall have time and Liberty to Cut and Corn and Flax and Carry it all of before my son John Shall have the possession thereof or any hay be cut upon The meadow willed to my son John upon great neck at the time of my decease my Son Samuel Shall have Liberty to Carry it off  I also will and bequeath unto my Son John Jackson and to his heirs & Assigns forever the equal half of that peice of Land Lying on the west side of the great neck above or northward of the Eight Acre Lot Including my eight acre Lot I Bought of Peter Titus and Southward of Joshua Barnes Land my Son John to have the north end of the peice of Land adjoyning to Joshua’s Land  I will and bequeath unto my son Samuel Jackson and to his heirs & Assigns forever all my meadow and upland that I have on the East of great neck bounded on the West by the Lot of meadow of the parsonage and the upland bounded by Irelands path And Northward by the neck and Eastward by the half neck brook or Creek be the Quantity of acres of upland & meadow more or Less  I Also Will and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Jackson & to his his heirs and Assigns for Ever all that parcel of Land and Meadow Lying on the great neck Eastward of the Eight Acre Lot and Westward of the path to the South and also the Equal half Lying the South half of the peice of Land above the Eight Acres Lots between Joshua Barnes Land and the Eight Acre Lots Including the eight Acre Lots that I bought of Peter Titus also to be divided between John Jackson & my Son Samuel Jackson  I also Will and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Jackson and to his heirs & assigns forever one other peice of Land Lying on the East Side of Joshua Barnes Homestead & Westward of the Fifty Acre Lot containing as by the Card or draft Thereof Thirty and Four Acres & one hundred & forty & eight Rods and also fifty acres of Land Lying between Jerusalem Swamp and bundfalls Swamp bounded East by Jerusalem Brook and West by the brook in Burd falls Swamp and bounded on the North By Thomas Seamans Fence to run as Westward as His Fence now Stands and from the Southwest Corner of Thomas Seamans fence to run A West Line to burdfalls Swamp or Little meadow Brook and Extending down Southward till it makes up fifty acres of Land  I will and Bequeath unto my Son Samuel Jackson and to his heirs and Assigns Forever my house and Barne and four home Lots in the Town plott of Hempsted and one Lot of meadow he hath hold in his possession already  I Also will and Bequeath unto my Son James Jackson and to his heirs and Assigns forever John Hewes propriety right and Blank in the undevided Lands of Hempsted  I Will also and bequeath to my Son John Jackson and to his heirs & assigns for Ever Seventy and nine Acres of Land to be taken up upon my rights in the Township of Hempsted & also one hundred Acres of Land more to be taken up in the Township of Hempsted upon my right over What I Will to my other Sons  I Will and Bequeath unto my son James Jackson and to his heirs and Assigns forever one hundred & fifty & Six Acres of Land to be taken up upon my Rights of Land in the Township of Hempsted  I Will and bequeath unto my Three Sons John Jackson and to my Son James Jackson and to my Son Samuel Jackson and to their heirs & Assigns forever all the remainder of my Lands in the Township of Hempsted or Elsewhere both Divided and undivided and hollows on the plains and Ox pasture Geats in both ox pastures to be Equally divided amongst them & their heirs & Assigns  I Will and bequeath that my three Sons namely John Jackson and James Jackson and Samuel Jackson be Associates in the patent of Hempsted And do Will and bequeath unto them and to their heirs and assigns forever all my right & title unto the patent of Hempsted aforesaid  I will and bequeath unto my Son John Jackson my horse Cart & Wheels & tackling and one plow and Tackling & my Log Chain  I will and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Jackson my Ox Cart and wheels and all other Cart and plow Tackling and utensils of husbandry of what Sort or King Soever and all my Carpenters Tools  I will and bequeath unto my Three Sons John Jackson & James Jackson & Samuel Jackson all my books and bonds to be equally divided amongst them and my Cloaths all of them I also will unto my Three Sons to be equally divided amongst Them and my Cloaths I also will unto my Three Sons to be equally divided amongst them. I Will and bequeath unto my Son John Jackson my Negro man named Peter  I Will and bequeath unto my Son James Jackson my Negro Boy called Billy that he hath in his possession  I Will and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Jackson my old Negro man called Sambo and my Negro Woman Betty and my Negro Boy called Samson  I Will and bequeath unto my Son James Jackson one pair of my best Oxen he to Take his Choice  I will & bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Doughty my Negro Girl named Jenney  I Will and bequeath to my Daughter Martha Titus my Negro Girl named Nanney  I Will That the First Girl That Nanney hath after the date of these presents Shall be my Daughter Hannah Seamans and She Shall have it when it is fit to wean and when my Daughter Martha Dyeth then Nanny Shall be my Grand daughter Elizabeth Titus’s  I Will unto my son in Law Jeconiah Scott my Negro woman named Nanney That he hath in his possession until his Youngest Children come to age and then She or value of her Shall be divided equally amongst his four Daughters or the Survivors of them  I Will & Bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Barnes my Negro Girl Named Pegg  I Will and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Doughty my Best Bed and Furniture  I Will and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Scots four Daughters or the Survivors of them My next Choice of my Beds and Furniture  I Will and bequeath unto my Three Daughters namely Martha Titus and Sarah Barnes and Hannah Seamans my other three Beds and the remainder of my Furniture belonging to them to be equally divided amongst them  I Will That my Funeral Charges and proving of my Will and taking out of Letters of Administration Shall be paid out of My Money and my Stock of Cattle & sheep to be divided as followeth Vizt. to be divided in five Equal Parts and my Daughter Elizabeth Doughty to have one fifth part and my Daughter Martha Titus to have one fifth part and my Daughter Sarah Barnes to have one fifth part And my Daughter Hannah Seaman to have one fifth part and the four daughters my deceased Daughter Mary Scot to have one fifth part to be Equally divided amongst them or the Survivors of them  I do hereby Utterly revoke disallow & disannull all former & other Wills & Testaments by me Either by word or writing by me before this time made ratifying allowing & confirming this & no other to be my Last will and Testament  Lastly I do hereby appoint constitute & ordain my Trusty Friend Captain John Tredwell and my three Sons John Jackson and James Jackson & Samuel Jackson to be my true and Lawfull Executors of this my Last Will and Testament  In Witness Whereof I have Set my hand and fixed my Seal the day and Year first above written

                                                                                                                                                John Jackson                                    (seal)

Signed Sealed published pronounced & declared by the Said John Jackson as his Last will & Testament in the presence of us, the Subscribers.

Tim: Bagley

David Jones

William Willis

 

Letters of Administration on the Last Will & Testament of Collonel John Jackson were granted to John Tredwell, John Jackson, James Jackson, and Samuel Jackson, the Executors, on 6 Dec. 1725.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 10, p. 106-115, copied from original Liber 10, p. 107-116.

 

 

[E] APPENDIX E: The Will of Charles Doughty of Flushing, Queens County, Province of New York (1733) *

I Charles Doughty of Flushing in Queens County on Nassau Island in the Province of New York Yeoman this thirtieth day of May in the Year of our Lord Christ One thousand Seven hundred and thirty three being in tollerable Health and of sound and perfect mind & memory blessed be God, therefore calling to mind the uncertainty of this Life Doe make & Ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner following  First and Principally bequeathing my Soul to God that gave it and my Body I committ to the Earth to be buried at the Discretion of my Executors herein after named whensoever it may please God to cut the thread of his Life And as touching my Real and Personall Estate I give Devise & Dispose thereof as follows Vizt. Imprimis I doe hereby give and bequeath to my Dear and well beloved Wife Elizabeth Doughty the sum of thirty five Pounds New York money, Item I do hereby give and bequeath to my three Daughters Elizabeth Doughty, Mary Doughty and Phebe Doughty the sum of thirty & five Pounds to each of them, Item I do hereby give and bequeath all the Residue or Remainder of my moveable Goods Chattells & Personall Estate of what nature or Kind soever to my said Wife and Six Daughters to wit Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary, Hannah, Martha & Phebe to be equally Divided between them my said Wife and Six Daughters, share and Share alike, Item I do hereby Devise Will and Ordain that the Executors of this my Last Will and Testament within some Convenient time after my Decease shall and do sell my house and plantation where I now Dwell scituate and being Part in Flushing & Part in Hempstead together with the hereditaments and appurtenances And all my Lands Meadows and Rights whatsoever in Flushing or Hempstead aforesaid or elswhere for and towards paying and Discharging my Just Debts as well for and towards paying the following Legacies And in Order thereunto I do hereby Dispose the Proceed thereof as follows Vizt.: First I Will that all my Just and Lawfull Debts whatsoever be well and truly paid & Discharged out of the Proceed of the said Premisses  Item I do hereby give the one Eighth part of the said Proceed to my said Wife and one Eighth part thereof to my six Daughters aforesaid to be equally Divided between then (my debts being first paid) Item I do hereby give the sum of fifty Pounds to each of my Sons Samuel Doughty & Benjamin Doughty out of the Proceed (after my debt are paid my Son John Doughty having received part of his Portion already) Item I do hereby give all the Residue or Remainder of the Proceed of all my Said Plantation & Premisses to my said Son John Doughty, Samuel Doughty & Benjamin Doughty to be equally divided between them Share & Share alike  Lastly I do hereby nominate & appoint my said Wife Elizabeth Doughty & my Son Samuel Doughty and my Loving friend Thomas Hicks Junr. of Flushing aforesaid Gentlen. To be Executors of this my last Will and Testament to whom I do hereby give Grant Will & Transfer full Power and Authority to Grant sell and coney all & singular the said Plantation Lands Meadows & Premisses herein before ordered to be sold (or such of them as shall take upon them the Burthen of my Last Will and Testament) and that to such person or Persons their heirs and assigns for ever in fee simple by all and every such Deed or Deeds Conveyance or Conveyances whatsoever in the Law needfull or necessary as to them my said Executors or their Council Learned in the Law Shall seem proper and convenient, And I do hereby Revoke and make Void all & every Will or Testament by me heretofore made or to be made Ratifying and allowing this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament which is written upon one side of one sheet of Paper, In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and affixed my Seal the Day and Year above written.

                                                                                                                                                Charles Doughty                             (seal)

Sealed and Delivered Published and Declared by the Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in Presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names in his presence and at his request,

Jos: Hinchman

J. Humphrey

John Yates

John Cornell

 

Probated on 7 Oct. 1735, and Letters of Administration granted to Samuel Doughty, one of the Executors, with power being reserved unto Elizabeth Doughty, the Widdow of the Testator, and to Thomas Hicks Junr. of Flushing, the other two Executors, on 7 Oct. 1735.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 12, p. 333-336, copied from original Liber 12, p. 359-362.

 

 

 

[F] APPENDIX F: The Will of John Jackson of Hempstead, Queens County, Province of New York (1738) *

I John Jackson of Hempstead in Queens County in the Colony of New York being weak in Body but of Sound Mind & Memory (blessed be God) do this twenty seventh day of February in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand seven hundred and thirty Eight make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the manner following Vizt. Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Jackson in lieu of her Dower thirty pounds per Annum to be paid unto her Equally by my three sons John Jackson, Samuel Jackson and Richard Jackson during her natural Life. Item I give unto her all my household Goods and all my Linnen of all sorts. Item. I give unto her my negro woman named Judy and my negro boy named Tom.

Item. I give unto my Daughter Sarah Hulet my negro Girl named Bell. Item I give unto my four Daughters Sarah Hulet, Hannah Hulet, Mary Titus & Phebe Jones the sum of Eight hundred pounds to be Equally divided among them and to be paid unto them by my three Sons John Jackson Samuel Jackson, and Richard Jackson in the following manner Vizt. four hundred pounds within one year after my decease and the other four hundred pounds within two years after my decease

Item. I give unto my loving Friend Joseph Mott the sum of one pound to buy him a Ring. Item. I give devise and bequeath unto my three sons John Jackson Samuel Jackson and Richard Jackson and to their heirs and Assignes for Ever all the Residue and Remainder of all my whole Estate Real and personal after my just Debts and funeral Expenses are first paid to be Equally Divided among them. Lastly I constitute and appoint my wife Elizabeth Jackson and my three sons John Jackson Samuel Jackson and Richard Jackson Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.

In Witness whereof I the said John Jackson have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the day and year first above written

                                                                                                                                                John Jackson                    (seal)

Signed Sealed published and declared by the said John Jackson as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us.

                                                                                                                                                John Tredwell

                                                                                                                                                Jacob Seaman

                                                                                                                                                D. Jones

 

Probated on 3 Aug. 1743, and Letters of Administration granted to John Jackson, Samuel Jackson, and Richard Jackson, three of the Executors, the widow Elizabeth Jackson having relinquished her right thereto.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 15, p. 71-73, copied from original Liber 15, p. 76-78.

 

 

[G] APPENDIX G: The Will of Hannah Titus of Huntington, East Riding of Yorkshire, Long Island (1672) *

May the 14th 1672 The last will and Testamt of Hannah Titus being in perfect memory I bequeath my Soule to god that gave it and my body to the earth, and for my Estate I dispose of it as Followeth.

Impis I give to my Sonn content my House and all my Land, and out of the aforesd. house and Land I give to my Sonn John tenn pounds which my Sonn Content is to pay him;

And also I give to my Sonn John my mare.

And to my Sonn Edward I give a horse.

And to my Sonn Samuell a Browne cow and a yearling Steare

And I give to my Sonn Samuells wife my warming pan. And to my Sonn Abialls wife my Smothing Iron. And to my Sonn Contents wife my Skimer, and for what remains of Serge and cloath I have my will is that it bee Equally divided amongst all my children and to my daughter Susanna I give my Serg hood and for all the rest of my Estate within the house and without it I Give to my Sonn Abial and Content to bee Equally divided betweene them two, And to this my Will I Sett my hand in the presence off.

Richard Williams

Thomas Skidmore                                                                                                               Hannah Titus

 

An Inventory of the Estate of the Late deceased Hannah Titus taken by the constables and overseers of the Town of Huntington March the 24th 1678, totaled £52.13.6. Letters of Administračon granted to Content Titus on the Estate of his Mother Hannah Titus Deceased, on 1 March 1679/80.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Liber 1, p. 437-440.

 

 

[H] APPENDIX H: The Will of Robert Field of Newtown, Queens County, Province of New York (1734) *

The Tenth day of the Tenth Month in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and thirty four I Robert Field of New Town in Queens County on Nassau Island Yeoman being sick and weak of Body but of perfect mind and memory and my understanding good & calling to mind the Frailty and Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is one appointed for all men to dye do make & ordain this my Last Will and Testament and Recommending my Soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the Earth from whence it was taken to be buried Decently at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life withall I give Demise & Dispose of the Same in the following manner and form that is to say First I Will that all those Debts and Dutys that I do in right or conscience owe to any manner of Person or Persons whatsoever shall be well and truly satisfyed and paid in some convenient time after my Decease by my Executors hereafter named  Item I give and bequeath to Pheebe Field my Dearly beloved Wife my Best Bed and furniture all that belongs to it & the Chest of drawers for Ever and all the remainder part of my Estate Reall & Personall for her proper use during my Widdow and at her Decease to Dispose of one hundred pounds to any Person or Persons that she shall think proper or fit without any manner of Impeachment of waste to her,  I also give and bequeath to my Brother Elethan Field and his three Daughters Susanah, Pheebe, and Mary the sum of thirty pounds to be equally divided amongst them  I give and Bequeath unto my Brother Elethan Field’s Son Benjamin Field the sum of fifteen pounds, I give & Bequeath unto my sister Peter Fern & his Wife Susanah Fern the sum of thirty Pounds, I give and Bequeath unto my Brother Nathaniel Field his Daughters the sum of forty pounds to be Equally divided amongst them  I give and Bequeath unto Susannah Willet the Wife of Abraham Willet the sum of Twenty Pounds, I give and Bequeath unto Susannah Whitehead the Daughter of Jonathan Whitehead the sum of ten Pounds, I give and bequeath unto my Cousin Daniel Stevenson his Daughters the sum of twenty Pounds to be Equally divided among them, I give and bequeath unto William Stevenson the sum of twenty pounds and to Hanah Stevenson his Wife the sum of twenty Pounds, I give and Bequeath unto Robert Field his Wife Elizabeth Field the sum of Ten Pounds, I give and bequeath unto the people Called Quakers for the use of that Society the sum of twenty five Pounds for ever to be paid into the hands of Richard Hallet & Richard Betts for the use aforesaid  I give and bequeath unto John Haight the sum of ten Pounds and to his Wife Pheebe Haight I give & Bequeath one Negroe Girl named Hanah, I give and bequeath unto my Brother Peter Titus his Son Robert Titus the sum of Six pounds, I give and bequeath unto my Brother Ambrose Field the sum of ten Pounds, I give and Bequeath unto Edward Stevenson the Son of William Stevenson the sum of fifteen Pounds & further I do leave it at the Discretion of my Wife and Executors to Dispose of any part of the moveable Estate as they shall think fit for the use of my Wife and if it happen that they Dispose or Sell any of the Negroes they shall have the Liberty to chuse their Masters all the aforesaid Legacies given to the aforesaid Legatees to be raised and Levied out of my moveable Estate by my Executors after named within some convenient Time after my Wifes decease and if it happen that there be any moveable Estate left after the aforesaid Legacies is paid then to be equally Divided amongst all the aforesaid Legatees and Lastly I give & bequeath unto Robert Field the Son of my Brother Elethan Field all my Right Title Interest Possession Claim in or to all my housings barn Lands & Meadows to have & to hold to him his heirs and assigns for ever After my Wifes Decease He Yealding and paying unto Robert Stevenson the Son of William Stevenson the sum of forty five Pounds currant money of this Province within three years after he comes to enjoy the aforesaid Land and Meadow him his heirs or assigns. I Constitute Ordain and Appoint my Loving Wife Pheebe Field and my Cousin Robert Field, William Stevenson and John Haight to be Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and of all and singular my Lands Messuages and Tenements by me possessed and enjoyed and I do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke and Disannull all and every other former Testament & Testaments Will and Wills Legacies Bequests and Executors by me at any time heretofore named Willed and bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will & Testament, In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & fixed my Seal the day above Written

                                                                                                                                                Robert Field      Ä

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the said Robert Field to be his last Will & Testament in the Presence of us the subscribers

Richard Hallet

Bernardes Bloom

Josiah Furman

 

Probated on 16 Apr. 1735, and Letters of Administration were granted to Robert Field and Phebe Field, two of the Executors, with power reserved to William Stevenson and John Haight, the other two Executors, on 16 Apr. 1735.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 12, p. 292-296, copied from original Liber 12, p. 318-322.