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Families of the Children of Mary2 Washburn and Richard Willets

 

 

            The families of the children of Mary Washburn and Richard Willets of Long Island, New York, is currently a work in progress. I will add to this as new information is uncovered, but this family will not be carried on past this file.

 

 

 

 

 

JohnA Washborne (3rd)

 

 

William1 Washburn

 

 

 

 

MarthaA Timbrell

 

Mary2 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Francis1 Nicholls

 

 

Jane2 Nicholls

 

 

 

 

Frances1 Wimarke

Thomas2 Willets

 

 

 

Hope2 Willets

 

 

 

John2 Willets

 

 

 

Richard2 Willets (Jr.)

 

 

 

Mary2 Willets

 

 

 

 

Richard1 Willets

 

 

 

 

(84.) Thomas2 Willets, eldest son of (48) Mary2 Washburn, (30) William1; born in Hempstead, Long Island, in May 1650,[1] married Dinah Townsend, daughter of Richard and Deliverance (Coles) Townsend,[2] in ca. 1670.[3] She was born in 1651,[4] and they lived in Jericho, Oyster Bay, Queens Co., Long Island, and Secatague (Islip), Suffolk Co., Long Island.

        Thomas Willets died on 15 June 1710 in Secatague, Suffolk Co., NY, but no probate records were found for his estate in New York, and Dinah (Townsend) Willets died on 18 Dec. 1732, aged 81 years.[5]

        Thomas Willets and Dinah Townsend had children:[6]

        246       i   Mary3 Willets, born in 1671, married Maj. Thomas Powell (Jr.), son of Thomas and Abigail (Woods) Powell,[7] on 6 Nov. 1691 in Bethpage, Queens Co., NY.[8] He was born on 6 Nov. 1665 in Westbury, Long Island,[9] and died testate on 27 Nov. 1731 in Bethpage, Oyster Bay, Queens Co., NY,[10] his will dated 16 Nov. 1731, and probated on 18 Apr. 1732, mentioned his wife Mary Powell, seven sons: Thomas Powell, Wait Powell, Amos Powell, Moses Powell, Richard Powell, Joshua Powell, and Isaac Powell, six daughters: Abigail Hallick, wife of Peter Hallick, Mary Prior, wife of Samuel Prior, Elizabeth Powell, Hannah Powell, Martha Powell, and Deborah Powell, and he named his sons Thomas Powell and Wait Powell, his brother Wait Powell, and his wife Mary Powell as executors of his estate.[11] (See Appendix [A] for a full transcription of his will.) Mary (Willets) Powell died on 24 Dec. 1739 in Bethpage, Queens Co., NY.[12] They had 14 children:[13]

a. Thomas Powell (3rd), born on 30 July 1693 in Bethpage, NY,[14] married Abigail Hallock on 24 Dec. 1724 in Bethpage, NY.[15] She was born on 10 Sept. 1705 in West Mattituck, Suffolk Co., NY.[16] He was mentioned in the 1750 will of his brother Amos Powell. He died testate on 1 Mar. 1757 in Bethpage, Oyster Bay, Queens Co., NY,[17] his will dated 2 Feb. 1755, and probated on 28 May 1757, mentioned his wife Abigail, eight sons Samuel, Thomas, Joshua, Joseph, Elisha, Amos, Israel, and Jesse Powell, and daughters Elizabeth Post, Ruth Mott, and Mary Powell, and he named his brother Isaac Powell, brother-in-law John Whitson, and cousin Richard Willets as executors of his estate.[18] (See Appendix [B] for a full transcription of his will.) Abigail (Hallock) Powell died in 1765.[19]

b. Deborah Powell, born on 4 Jan. 1694/5, died in Apr. 1695 in Bethpage, NY.[20]

c. Abigail Powell, born on 13 Feb. 1695/6 in Bethpage, NY,[21] married Peter Hallock in 1723.[22] Sister Abigail Hollock was mentioned in the 1750 will of her brother Amos Powell. She died in 1741 in Southold, Suffolk Co., NY,[23] and he died on 20 July 1772 in Dutchess Co., NY.[24]

d. Mary Powell, born on 18 Aug. 1697 in Bethpage, NY,[25] married Samuel Pryor. He was called brother-in-law in the 1750 will of her brother Amos Powell, and she was called sister Mary Pryer in his will. She died on 21 May 1776.[26] No probate records were found for his estate in New York.

e. Wait Powell, born on 22 Nov. 1698 in Bethpage, NY,[27] died in 1782 in Westbury, Hempstead, Queens Co., NY,[28] but no probate records were found for his estate. He was mentioned in the 1750 will of his brother Amos Powell.

f. Amos Powell, born on 5 Nov. 1700 in Bethpage, NY,[29] never married, died testate on 14 Jan. 1749 in Bethpage, Queens Co., NY,[30] his will dated 8 Mar. 1749/50, and probated on 11 Apr. 1750, mentioned his brother Joshua Powell, brother Isaac Powell, brother-in-law Samuel Pryor, Jacob Seaman, Samuel Willis, cousin Clement Willets, six brothers Thomas Powell, Wait Powell, Moses Powell, Richard Powell, Joshua Powell, and Isaac Powell, and sisters Abigail Hollock, Mary Pryer, Elizabeth Powell, Hannah Wilson, Martha Keen, and Deborah Whitson, and he named his brothers Joshua Powell and Isaac Powell and brother-in-law John Wilson as executors of his estate.[31] (See Appendix [C] for a full transcription of his will.)

g. Moses Powell, born on 14 July 1702 in Bethpage, NY,[32] married Catherine Hallock, daughter of John and Hannah (Burgess) Hallock, in 1732.[33] She was born on 15 Feb. 1713 in Setauket, Suffolk Co., NY.[34] He was mentioned in the 1750 will of his brother Amos Powell. He died testate on 19 Sept. 1774 in North Castle, Westchester Co., NY,[35] his will dated 27 July 1774, and probated on 5 Nov. 1774, mentioned his wife Katharine, his eight sons: John, Nathaniel, Moses, Obediah, Edward, James, Samuel, and Isaac, and his five daughters: Ann Quinby, Hannah Carpenter, Catharine Hunt, Mary Gleson, and Elizebeth Powell, and he named his wife, and sons John Powell and Nathaniel Powell as executors of his estate.[36] (See Appendix [D] for a full transcription of his will.) She died on 15 Apr. 1809 in Clinton, Oneida Co., NY.[37]

h. Richard Powell, born on 27 Mar. 1704 in Bethpage, NY,[38] married (____). He was mentioned in the 1750 will of his brother Amos Powell, and he died testate on 7 May 1774 in Bethpage, Queens Co., NY,[39] his will dated 7 Mar. 1774, and probated on 10 Jan. 1775, mentioned his “daughter-in-law” [probably step-daughter] Jemima Weekes, eldest son Henry Powell, land he was given by his brother Amos Powell, son Richard Powell, and youngest son Silas Powell, and he named his son Richard Powell, Nathaniel Whitson, and Thomas Pearsall, all of Bethpage, as executors of his estate.[40] (See Appendix [E] for a full transcription of his will.)

i. Elizabeth Powell, born on 11 Dec. 1705 in Bethpage, NY,[41] possibly never married. Sister Elizabeth Powell was mentioned in the 1750 will of her brother Amos Powell.

j. Hannah Powell, born in Sept. 1707 in Bethpage, NY,[42] married John Wilson. He was named as a co-executor and brother-in-law in the 1850 will of her brother Amos Powell, and sister Hannah Wilson was mentioned in his will. She died in 1790.[43]

k. Joshua Powell, born on 18 July 1709 in Bethpage, NY,[44] was mentioned in the 1750 will of his brother Amos Powell, and was named as a co-executor, and was a witness to the 1774 will of his brother Richard Powell. He died in 1786,[45] but no probate records were found for his estate in New York.

l. Isaac Powell, born ca. 1711 in Bethpage, NY, mentioned in the 1750 will of his brother Amos Powell, and named as a co-executor of both his brother Amos Powell’s estate in 1750 and his brother Thomas Powell’s estate in 1755. He died in 1794,[46] but no probate records were found for his estate in New York.

m. Martha Powell, born on 29 Aug. 1713 in Bethpage, NY,[47] married (___) Keen. Sister Martha Keen was mentioned in the 1750 will of her brother Amos Powell. She died on 24 Mar. 1773.[48]

n. Deborah Powell, born ca. 1715,[49] married (___) Whitson. Sister Deborah Whitson was mentioned in the 1750 will of her brother Amos Powell. Her husband may have been the Nathaniel Whitson who was named as a co-executor in the 1774 will of her brother Richard Powell.

        247      ii   Elisabeth3 Willets, born in 1673, married John3 Underhill (3rd), son of John2 and Mary (Prior) Underhill (Jr.),[50] in 1695.[51] He was born on 1 July 1670 in Flushing, Queens Co., NY,[52] a grandson of John1 and Helena (De Hooch/De Hoogh) Underhill, of Boston and Oyster Bay, Long Island.[53] She died after 1708, and he remarried to Susanna Birdsall.[54] He supposedly died on 28 May 1728 in Suffolk Co., NY,[55] but no probate records were found for his estate. Elisabeth (Willets) Underhill supposedly had children:

a. Deborah Underhill, born ca. 1696, died in 1718.[56]

b. Amos Underhill, born ca. 1698, married Elizabeth4 Seaman, daughter of (298) Benjamin3 and Jane (Mott) Seaman (Jr.), on 28 Nov. 1730 in Westbury, Hempstead, Queens Co., NY.[57] She was supposedly born on 3 Sept. 1710,[58] a granddaughter of Benjamin2 and (100) Martha3 (Titus) Seaman, of Jerusalem, Queens Co., NY. He supposedly died in 1773 in Flushing, Queens Co., NY,[59] but no probate records were found for his estate.

c. Daniel Underhill, born ca. 1700, married Abigail Crooker.[60] She supposedly died on 4 Nov. 1765, and he supposedly died on 29 May 1790 in Matinecock, Queens Co., NY,[61] but no probate records were found for his estate.

d. Thomas Underhill, born on 26 Mar. 1702, married Sarah Powell on 10 Mar. 1733 in Oyster Bay, NY.[62] He supposedly died on 1 Apr. 1798 in Long Island City, Queens Co., NY, but no probate records were found for his estate, and she supposedly died on 29 June 1798.[63]

e. Isaac Underhill, born ca. 1704, died in 1723.[64]

f. Anne Underhill, born ca. 1708 in Oyster Bay, NY.[65]

        248     iii   Hannah3 Willets, born in 1676, married Samuel3 Underhill, son of John2 and Mary (Prior) Underhill (Jr.),[66] on 28 Feb. 1700 in Jericho, Queens Co., NY. He was born on 18 Feb. 1674/5,[67] and they lived in Oyster Bay, Queens Co., NY. She died on 1 Mar. 1753, and he died on 22 Apr. 1754,[68] but no probate records were found for his estate in New York. They supposedly had children:

a. Amy Underhill, born on 9 Nov. 1702 in Oyster Bay, NY,[69] supposedly died on 18 Feb. 1775 in Manhasset, North Hempstead, Queens Co., NY,[70] but no probate records were found for her estate.

b. Dinah Underhill, born on 20 Sept. 1705 in Oyster Bay, NY,[71] supposedly died on 1 Feb. 1770 in Flushing, Queens Co., NY,[72] but no probate records were found for her estate.

c. Samuel Underhill (Jr.), born on 8 Nov. 1708 in Oyster Bay, NY,[73] married Ann Carpenter on 8 Apr. 1737.[74] He was named as co-executor of the will of his uncle Amos Willetts in 1748. He died testate in 1780 in Rye, Westchester Co., NY, his will dated 16 Feb. 1776, and probated on 8 June 1780, mentioned his wife Ann, eldest son Joseph, and son Samuel, but there were apparently also other children and grandchildren, and he named his wife Ann, son Samuel, of Mamoroneck, and son-in-law James Mott, of New York, as executors of his estate.[75] (See Appendix [F] for a full transcription of his will.) Ann (Carpenter) Underhill supposedly died in 1803 in Westchester Co., NY.[76]

d. Abraham Underhill, born on 12 Feb. 1715/16 in Oyster Bay, NY,[77] supposedly married his first cousin, Dinah Willets, daughter of (253) Isaac and Clemence (Hallock) Willets,[78] on 29 June 1748.[79] She was born ca. 1720, and died ca. 1754, and he supposedly died on 13 Mar. 1796 in NY,[80] but no probate records were found for his estate.

        249     iv   Sarah Willets, born in 1678.

        250      v   Richard3 Willets, born in 1680, married 1.) Deborah (Underhill) Coles, daughter of John and Mary (Prior) Underhill (Jr.), and widow of Robert Coles, on 16 Sept. 1706,[81] and 2.) Margaret (Hallock) Powell, daughter of John3 and Abigail (Sweezey) Hallock,[82] and widow of John Powell,[83] on 1 Sept. 1740. She was born in 1682,[84] and he lived in Secatague (Islip), Suffolk Co., NY. He died testate on 13 June 1753,[85] his will was dated 19 May 1750, and probated on 3 Oct. 1753, mentioned his wife Margaret, two sons Richard Willets and Daniel Willets, daughter Debora Willets, his daughters-in-law [step-daughters] Mary Wood and Sarah Powell, and his two grandchildren Willets Kirbe and Mary Kirbe, the children of his deceased daughter Sarah Kirbe, and he named his son Richard Willets, his cousin Isaac Powell, of Bethphage, and his cousin Richard Willets, of Jericho, as executors of his estate.[86] (See Appendix [G] for a full transcription of his will.) He had children,[87] order uncertain:

a. Sarah4 Willets, married William Kirbe/Kirby, and died before the 1750 will of her father, leaving two children, Willets Kirbe/Kirby, who married Hannah Titus, daughter of Edmond and Sarah (Titus) Titus, and Mary Kirbe. No death or probate records were found for William Kirby in New York.

b. Richard4 Willets (Jr.), co-executor of his father’s estate in 1753, married (____). He was named as a co-executor of the estate of his cousin Thomas Powell in 1755, and possibly died testate in 1785 in Queens Co., NY, his will dated 31 Dec. 1782, and proved on 19 Aug. 1785, mentioned his son Isaac Willets, daughters Anne Underhill, wife of Samuel Underhill, Deborah Underhill, wife of Andrew Underhill, and Hannah Willets, and he named his friends Thomas Pearsall, of Bethphage, James Parsons, of New York, and his son-in-law Andrew Underhill as executors of his estate.[88] (See Appendix [H] for a full transcription of his will.)

c. Daniel Willets

d. Deborah Willets, apparently still unmarried in 1750 when her father wrote his will.

        251     vi   Thomas3 Willets (Jr.), born in 1683, married 1.) Catharine4 Hallock, daughter of John3 and Abigail (Sweezey) Hallock, of Westbury, Long Island,[89] on 24 Oct. 1706 in Brookhaven, NY.[90] She died in 1718 in childbirth, and he remarried to 2.) Rachel Powell, daughter of Thomas and Elisabeth (Townsend) (Phillips) Powell,[91] in 1719.[92] They moved to Lebanon, PA.[93] He supposedly died in 1772 in Catawissa, Columbia Co., PA.[94]

        252    vii   Amos3 Willets, born in 1685, married 1.) Mary4 Hallock, daughter of John3 and Abigail (Sweezey) Hallock, of Westbury, Long Island,[95] in ca. 1713, and 2.) Rebecca Whitson, daughter of Thomas and Martha (Jones) Whitson, in ca. 1719, and he lived in Syosset, Long Island. He died testate in 1748 in Islip, Suffolk Co., NY,[96] his will dated 17 Mar. 1745/6, and probated on 6 June 1748, mentioned his wife Rebeccah, his oldest son Samuel Willetts, sons Jacob Willetts, Amos Willetts, Joseph Willetts, and youngest son Thomas Willetts, and he named Richard Willetts Junr., and Daniel Willetts, of Islip, and Samuel Underhill Jur., of Oyster Bay, as executors of his estate.[97] (See Appendix [I] for a full transcription of his will.) He had children:[98]

a. Samuel4 Willetts, called oldest son in his father’s 1746 will.

b. Jacob Willetts

c. Amos Willetts (Jr.)

d. Joseph Willetts

e. Thomas Willetts, called youngest son in his father’s 1746 will.

        253   viii   Isaac3 Willets, born in 1688, married Clemence4 Hallock, daughter of John3 and Abigail (Sweezey) Hallock, of Westbury, Long Island,[99] in Mar. 1716/7, and they moved to Islip, Suffolk Co., NY. They both died in 1736 in Secatague (Islip), NY, Isaac on 29 Aug. 1736, and Clemence on 14 Sept. 1736,[100] but no probate records were found for their estate in New York. They supposedly had children:

a. David Willets, born ca. 1717, died in 1762,[101] but no probate records were found for his estate in New York.

b. Dinah Willets, born ca. 1720, supposedly married her first cousin, Abraham Underhill, son of Samuel and (248) Hannah (Willets) Underhill, on 29 June 1748.[102] She died ca. 1754, and he supposedly died on 13 Mar. 1796 in NY,[103] but no probate records were found for his estate.

c. Sarah Willets, born ca. 1722.[104]

d. Catherine Willets, born ca. 1724, died on 26 June 1736.[105]

e. Zebulon Willets, born ca. 1726, died on 1 June 1736.[106]

        254     ix   Dinah3 Willets, born in 1690, perhaps married William Hallock.

 

 

(85.) Hope2 Willets, second son of (48) Mary2 Washburn, (30) William1; born in Hempstead, Long Island, in Sept. 1652,[107] married Mercy Langdon, daughter of Thomas Langdon, of Hempstead,[108] in ca. 1676,[109] and they lived in Jerusalem, Long Island, where he had a grist mill.[110]

        Hope Willets died intestate in 1703,[111] his inventory appraised by William Willis and Benjamin Bardsall [Birdsall] on 12 Nov. 1703, and Joseph Willis, one of the administrators, gave his oath to the inventory on 20 Dec. 1703.[112] Mercy (Langdon) Willets possibly moved to Cape May, NJ, and died there after 1710.[113]

        Hope Willets and Mercy Langdon had children, including a set of triplets:[114]

        255       i   Joseph3 Willets, born on 13 Dec. 1677,[115] married Deborah Seaman, daughter of Solomon and Elizabeth (Linnington) Seaman, of Westbury, on 6 Jan. 1702/3 in Jericho, Queens Co., NY,[116] and moved to Little Egg Harbor, NJ, in 1714.

        256      ii   Mary3 Willets, born on 9 Dec. 1679,[117] married Richard Ridgeway (Jr.), son of Richard Ridgeway, of Springfield, Burlington Co., NJ, on 9 Oct. 1702 in Jerusalem, NY,[118] and they settled in Springhill, Burlington Co., NJ. She died after 1719.

        257     iii   Elisabeth3 Willets, born on 3 Feb. 1681/2,[119] married Jarvis Faro, of Springfield, Burlington Co., NJ, in Mar. 1701 in Jerusalem, NY,[120] and they also settled in Springhill, Burlington Co., NJ.

        258     iv   Richard3 Willets, born on 14 Mar. 1683/4,[121] married 1.) Elisabeth Ridgeway, daughter of Richard Ridgeway, on 15 Sept. 1704 in Springfield, Burlington Co., NJ, and moved to Little Egg Harbor, NJ, in ca. 1706. She died by 1732, and he remarried to 2.) Sarah Overton, daughter of Samuel and Hannah Overton, on 28 Sept. 1732 in Chesterfield, NJ. Eventually they moved to Alloways Creek township, Salem Co., NJ. He died testate in 1759. His will was dated 31 Dec. 1757, and probated on 2 Mar. 1759, and mentioned his wife Sarah, and children Richard, Micajah, Elizabeth Stillwell, Deliverance Birdsall, and Amos, and grandsons Amos Bunting and Richard Stillwell, and his brother John Willets, of Cape May.[122]

        259      v   Esther Willets, born on 15 Apr. 1686,[123] died after 1698.

        260     vi   Timothy3 Willets, born on 25 Feb. 1687/8,[124] probably married about 1714, but his wife’s name is unknown.

        261    vii   Hope Willets (Jr.), born on 21 Oct. 1689.[125]

        262   viii   Phebe Willets, born on 29 Jan. 1690/1,[126] died after 1698.

        263     ix   John3 Willets, born ca. 1692, moved to Cape May, NJ, and married Martha Corson, probably daughter of John Corson, on 5 Oct. 1716 in Cape May, NJ. He was a Court Judge, and served in the New Jersey Legislature in 1743-44, and he died testate in 1777 in NJ, his will dated 2 Jan. 1775, and probated on 11 Aug. 1777.[127]

        264      x   James3 Willets, born ca. 1694, married Phebe (___), and he died testate in Oct. 1743 in Little Egg Harbor, NJ, naming his brother Richard Willets as an executor of his will. He also named his wife Phebe, and children James and Martha.[128]

        265     xi   Hannah Willets, a triplet, born 3 Oct. 1696,[129] died after 1698.

        265a  xii   Patience Willets, a triplet, born 3 Oct. 1696,[130] probably died in infancy.

        266   xiii   Abigail3 Willets, a triplet, born 3 Oct. 1696,[131] married Thomas Cranmer in 1716, and they also lived in New Jersey.

 

 

(87.) Richard2 Willets (Jr.), fourth son of (48) Mary2 Washburn, (30) William1; born Hempstead, Long Island, in Dec. 1660,[132] married 1.) Abigail3 Bowne, daughter of John2 and Hannah (Feake) Bowne,[133] on 25 Mar. 1686 in Flushing, Long Island.[134] She was born on 5 Feb. 1662/3,[135] and died on 16 June 1688.[136] He remarried to 2.) Abigail Powell, daughter of Thomas and Abigail (Woods) Powell,[137] on 15 May 1690 in Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island.[138] She was born on 18 June 1668 on Long Island.[139]

        Richard Willets (Jr.) died intestate on 14 May 1703 in Jericho, Oyster Bay, Queens Co., NY,[140] his inventory appraised by William Willis and Thomas Powell on 24 May 1704, and Abigail Willetts, the administratrix, gave her oath to the inventory on 30 May 1704.[141] Abigail (Powell) Willets died testate in 1757,[142] her will dated 12 June 1757, “very ancient in years,” and probated on 20 Oct. 1757, mentioned her three daughters Abigail Willis, Martha Valentine, and Phebe Dodge, granddaughters Elizabeth Hewlet, Pheby Doty, and Ann Williams, daughter of Thomas Williams, deceased, granddaughter Elizabeth Willis, wife of William Willis, of Oyster Bay, grandsons Adam Mott and Stephen Mott, grandson Richard Willets of Jericho, granddaughter Mary Seaman, wife of David Seaman, granddaughters Elizabeth Seaman, wife of Jonathan Seaman, Elizabeth Willis, wife of John Willis, Esther Way, wife of Samuel Way Jur., granddaughter Mary Williams, and children of daughter Mary Williams, deceased, and she named her son-in-law [sic-must be grandson] Obadiah Valentine and John Willis as executors of her estate.[143] (See Appendix [J] for a full transcription of her will.)

        Richard Willets (Jr.) had 1 daughter by Abigail Bowne, and 6 more children by Abigail Powell:[144]

        267       i   Hannah3 Willets, born on 24 Jan. 1687/8,[145] married Job Carr, son of Samuel Carr, in 1710. She died in 1727. No probate records were found for his estate in New York.

        268      ii   Abigail3 Willets, born on 28 Feb. 1690/1,[146] married (310) John3 Willis, son of William2 and (101) Mary3 (Titus) Willis, in 1714. He was born in 1693, a grandson of Edmund2 and (52) Martha2 (Washburn) Titus. Daughter Abigail Willis was mentioned in the 1757 will of her mother. They both apparently died in 1777.[147]

        269     iii   Mary3 Willets, born on 16 Mar. 1692/3,[148] married 1.) Henry Scudder in 1710. He died in 1715, and she remarried to 2.) Thomas Williams, of Hempstead, as his second wife, in 1717. He died testate in May 1736 in Hempstead, his will dated 12 May 1736, “very sick and weak in body,” and probated on 27 May 1736, mentioned his wife Mary Williams, sons Richard Williams, Thomas Williams, John Williams, Jacob Williams, and son Samuel Williams, “not likely to be able to maintain himself,” and four daughters Esther, Elizabeth, Phebe and Anne, and he named his son Richard Williams, brother John Dorlon, and Micha Smith as executors of his estate.[149] (See Appendix [K] for a full transcription of his will.) Mary (Willets) (Scudder) Williams died on 25 Feb. 1749/50.[150]

        270     iv   Martha3 Willets, born on 24 Jan. 1694/5,[151] married Obadiah Valentine (Jr.), son of Obadiah Valentine, on 22 Oct. 1715 in Westbury, NY.[152] He died in 1743 in Hempstead, his will dated 2 Apr. 1729, and probated on 4 Oct. 1743, mentioned his wife Martha, his eldest son Obediah Valentine, sons Thomas Valentine and Jacob Valentine, youngest son Henry Valentine, and daughters Ruth Dean, wife of Samuel Dean, Phebe De Milt, widow of Peter De Milt, Sarah Valentine, and Anne Laynes, wife of William Laynes, and he named his four sons Obediah, Thomas, Jacob, and Henry Valentine as executors of his estate, but Thomas and Jacob relinquished their rights, and Obediah and Henry Valentine were granted administration of his estate.[153]. (See Appendix [L] for a full transcription of his will.) They had children,[154] order uncertain:

a. Obadiah Valentine (3rd), called eldest son in his father’s 1739 will, married Martha Thurston on 27 May 1728 in St. George’s Church, Hempstead.[155] He was apparently a co-executor of the estate of his grandmother, Abigail Willets, in 1757.

b. Thomas Valentine

c. Jacob Valentine, married Sarah Downing, of Oyster Bay, on 9 June 1728 in St. George’s Church, Hempstead.[156]

d. Ruth Valentine, married Samuel Dean before her father’s 1739 will.

e. Phebe Valentine, married Peter de Milt on 10 Sept. 1726 in St. George’s Church, Hempstead.[157] He died before her father’s 1739 will.

f. Sarah Valentine, was apparently still unmarried in 1739 when her father wrote his will.

g. Anne Valentine, married William Laynes or Lines on 4 Apr. 1734 in St. George’s Church, Hempstead.[158]

h. Henry Valentine, called youngest son in his father’s 1739 will.

        271      v   Jacob3 Willets, born on 6 June 1697,[159] married Mary4 Jackson, daughter of James3 and Rebecca (Hallett) Jackson, of Rocky Hill,[160] Hempstead, on 25 Dec. 1717 in Flushing, NY.[161] She was a granddaughter of (79) John and Elisabeth2 (Seaman) Jackson. He died testate on 20 Apr. 1722 in Oyster Bay, Queens County, NY,[162] his will dated 17 Apr. 1722, and probated on 4 May 1722, mentioned his wife Mary, to whom he left his entire estate for the upbringing of his children, Richard Willits and Mary Willits, both under age, his mother Abigail, and his five sisters Abigail, Mary, Martha, Phebe and Elizabeth, and he named as executors his father-in-law James Jackson, his wife Mary, and his uncle Wait Powell.[163] (See Appendix [M] for a full transcription of his will.) They had two children:[164]

a. Richard Willets, under the age of 21 in 1722 when his father wrote his will.

b. Mary Willets, under the age of 18 in 1722 when her father wrote his will.

        272     vi   Phebe3 Willets, born on 14 Apr. 1699,[165] married 1.) Adam Mott in 1731. He died testate in 1738 in Hempstead, his will dated 3 Sept. 1738, and probated on 28 Feb. 1738[/39], mentioned his wife Phebe, his sons Adam Mott and Stephen Mott, who was under the age of 21, and his daughter Elisebeth Mott, who was under the age of 18, and he named his wife Phebe, Richard Mott, William Mott Jun., and John Willis as his executors.[166] (See Appendix [N] for a full transcription of his will.) Phebe (Willets) Mott remarried to 2.) Tristram Dodge. He died in 1760, and she died on 7 Sept. 1782.[167] She had 3 children by Adam Mott:[168]

a. Adam Mott (Jr.)

b. Stephen Mott, under the age of 21 in 1738 when his father wrote his will.

c. Elisebeth Mott, under the age of 18 in 1738 when her father wrote his will.

        273    vii   Elisabeth Willets, born on 27 June 1701,[169] died on 25 Apr. 1722, unmarried.[170]

 

 

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    [1] 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. 360; Bunker, Mary Powell, Long Island Genealogies, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1976, [hereinafter Bunker, Long Island], p. 73, from Quaker Records, born “3 month, 1650.”

    [2] Bunker, Long Island, p. 74; Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 750.

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

    [4] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 818, calculated presumably from her age at death.

    [5] 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.

    [6] All from Wardwell, “Willets Family”, pp. 694-695, and Bunker, Long Island, pp. 74, 97, except where noted.

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

    [8] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 258; Wardwell, “Willets Family”, p. 694.

    [9] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [10] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [11] New York County Probate, Vol. 11, p. 270-273, copied from original Liber 11, p. 284-287.

    [12] Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22; Bunker, Long Island, p. 29; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 598.

    [13] 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. 195; Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [14] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 258.

    [15] Per the Ancestry.com Bradley Family Tree file submitted by Joshua Bradley, of Lemoore, CA.              

    [16] Per the Ancestry.com Bradley Family Tree file submitted by Joshua Bradley, of Lemoore, CA.

    [17] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [18] New York County Probate, Vol. 20, p. 296-299, copied from original Liber 20, p. 302-306.

    [19] Per the Ancestry.com Bradley Family Tree file submitted by Joshua Bradley, of Lemoore, CA.

    [20] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 258.

    [21] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 258.

    [22] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [23] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [24] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [25] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 258.

    [26] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [27] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 258.

    [28] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [29] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 258.

    [30] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [31] New York County Probate, Vol. 17, p. 128-130, copied from original Liber 17, p. 130-132.

    [32] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 258.

    [33] Per the Ancestry.com Kangas Family Tree submitted by SusabellaBrownstein.

    [34] Per the Ancestry.com Kangas Family Tree submitted by SusabellaBrownstein.

    [35] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [36] New York County Probate, Vol. 29, p. 439-442, copied from original Liber 29, p. 394-396.

    [37] Per the Ancestry.com Kangas Family Tree submitted by SusabellaBrownstein.

    [38] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 258.

    [39] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [40] New York County Probate, Vol. 29, p. 318-320, copied from original Liber 29, p. 274-276.

    [41] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 258.

    [42] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 258.

    [43] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [44] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 258.

    [45] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [46] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [47] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 258.

    [48] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [49] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [50] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 763.

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

    [52] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 329; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 763; Bunker, Long Island, p. 298.

    [53] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 763; Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, p. 245.

    [54] Bunker, Long Island, p. 298.

    [55] Per the Ancestry.com Hoest Family Tree file submitted by sheilaplante.

    [56] Ancestry.com Hoest Family Tree file submitted by sheilaplante.

    [57] Ancestry.com Hoest Family Tree file submitted by sheilaplante.

    [58] Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 6 Aug. 2002 and 25 Aug. 2001 by Frank Parise, and the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 27 Jan. 2002 by Stephanie Warren.

    [59] Ancestry.com Hoest Family Tree file submitted by sheilaplante.

    [60] Ancestry.com Hoest Family Tree file submitted by sheilaplante.

    [61] Ancestry.com Hoest Family Tree file submitted by sheilaplante.

    [62] Ancestry.com Hoest Family Tree file submitted by sheilaplante.

    [63] Ancestry.com Hoest Family Tree file submitted by sheilaplante.

    [64] Ancestry.com Hoest Family Tree file submitted by sheilaplante.

    [65] Ancestry.com Hoest Family Tree file submitted by sheilaplante.

    [66] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 763.

    [67] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 329.

    [68] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 763; Bunker, Long Island, p. 298.

    [69] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 330.

    [70] Per the Ancestry.com Hoest Family Tree file submitted by sheilaplante.

    [71] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 330.

    [72] Per the Ancestry.com Hoest Family Tree file submitted by sheilaplante.

    [73] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 330.

    [74] Per the Ancestry.com Hoest Family Tree file submitted by sheilaplante.

    [75] New York County Probate, Vol. 32, p. 377-379, copied from original Liber 32, p. 274-276.

    [76] Per the Ancestry.com Hoest Family Tree file submitted by sheilaplante.

    [77] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 330.

    [78] Per the Ancestry.com Mitchell-Sanderson Family Tree file submitted by brooksmitchell44.

    [79] Per the Ancestry.com Hoest Family Tree file submitted by sheilaplante.

    [80] Per the Ancestry.com Mitchell-Sanderson Family Tree file submitted by brooksmitchell44.

    [81] Identification of his first wife from Wardwell, Willets Family, p. 696, which corrects Bunker, Long Island.

    [82] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 337.

    [83] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 258, John Powell, of Bethpage, married Margaret Hallock, daughter of John and Abigail Hallock, of Brookhaven, on 9 Jan. 1704/5 at John Hallock’s in Brookhaven.

    [84] I.G.I. Birth Records, which variously list her birthplace as Bethpage or Wading River, Long Island.

    [85] Wardwell, “Willets Family”, p. 696.

    [86] New York County Probate, Vol. 18, p. 392-394, copied from original Liber 18, p. 362-364.

    [87] All from his will. Wardwell, Willets Family, p. 696, says that he mentioned a son Jacob Willets in his will, but Jacob’s name was not mentioned in the actual will.

    [88] New York County Probate, Vol. 38, p. 146-147, copied from original Liber 38, p. 131-132.

    [89] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 337.

    [90] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360, married at John Hallock’s.

    [91] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 598.

    [92] Bunker, Long Island, p. 29.

    [93] Wardwell, “Willets Family”, p. 697.

    [94] Per the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22.

    [95] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 337.

    [96] All per Wardwell, “Willets Family”, p. 697.

    [97] New York County Probate, Vol. 16, p. 304-305, copied from original Liber 16, p. 272-273.

    [98] All from his will.

    [99] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 337.

    [100] Wardwell, “Willets Family”, p. 697, but the Ancestry.com Weichert-Ellison Family Tree file submitted by mtgallios22 gives his death as 13 June 1753 in Islip, Suffolk Co., NY.

    [101] Ancestry.com Dow Family Tree file submitted by phewinson.

    [102] Per the Ancestry.com Hoest Family Tree file submitted by sheilaplante.

    [103] Per the Ancestry.com Mitchell-Sanderson Family Tree file submitted by brooksmitchell44.

    [104] Ancestry.com Dow Family Tree file submitted by phewinson.

    [105] Ancestry.com Dow Family Tree file submitted by phewinson.

    [106] Ancestry.com Dow Family Tree file submitted by phewinson.

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

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

    [109] Calculated from the birth of their eldest child in 1677.

    [110] Bunker, Long Island, p. 86.

    [111] Wardwell, “Willets Family”, p. 695, presumably administration of his estate was granted on 10 Mar. 1702/3.

    [112] New York County Probate, Wills Vol. 5-6, p. 369-370.

    [113] Per the Ancestry.com World Tree file submitted on 20 Feb. 2001 by Dr. Edward D. Rockstein.

    [114] All from Wardwell, “Willets Family”, pp. 695, 698-699, and Bunker, Long Island, p. 86.

    [115] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [116] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 354, who transcribed her surname as “Simons.”

    [117] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [118] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 268, married at Hope Willits’.

    [119] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [120] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 114.

    [121] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [122] All from Wardwell, “Willets Family”, p. 698.

    [123] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [124] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [125] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [126] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [127] All from Wardwell, “Willets Family”, p. 698-699. He is not listed in Bunker, Long Island, p. 86.

    [128] All from Wardwell, “Willets Family”, p. 695.

    [129] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [130] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [131] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [132] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360; Bunker, Long Island, p. 73, from Quaker Records, born “12 month, 1660.”

    [133] 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.

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

    [135] 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.

    [136] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360; Wardwell, “Willets Family”, p. 695.

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

    [138] 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.

    [139] I.G.I. Birth Records, which list her birth place as variously in Bethpage, Westbury, or Huntington, Long Island.

    [140] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [141] New York County Probate, Wills Vol. 5-6, p. 392-393, he was called Richard Willetts, late of Lusam alias Jericoe in the Bounds of Oyster bay.

    [142] Bunker, Long Island, p. 88; Wardwell, “Willets Family”, p. 695, which says she died on 2 Nov. 1757, but her will was probated on 20 Oct. 1757, so she must have died before that date.

    [143] New York County Probate, Vol. 20, p. 362-364, copied from original Liber 20, p. 373-375.

    [144] All from Bunker, Long Island, p. 88-89, and Wardwell, “Willets Family”, p. 696, except as noted.

    [145] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [146] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [147] Bunker, Long Island, pp. 88, 127, Wardwell, “Willets Family”, p. 696.

    [148] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [149] New York County Probate, Vol. 12, p. 467-469, copied from original Liber 12, p. 496-498.

    [150] Bunker, Long Island, p. 327.

    [151] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [152] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 336; Bunker, Long Island, p. 309.

    [153] New York County Probate, Vol. 15, p. 114-118, copied from original Liber 15, p. 118-122.

    [154] All from his will.

    [155] Index of Registry of Marriages by Year performed at St. George’s Church, Hempstead, long Island, NY, 1725-1813, online database at www.LongIslandGenealogy.com, 1728.

    [156] Index of Registry of Marriages by Year performed at St. George’s Church, Hempstead, long Island, NY, 1725-1813, online database at www.LongIslandGenealogy.com, 1728.

    [157] Index of Registry of Marriages by Year performed at St. George’s Church, Hempstead, long Island, NY, 1725-1813, online database at www.LongIslandGenealogy.com, 1726.

    [158] Index of Registry of Marriages by Year performed at St. George’s Church, Hempstead, long Island, NY, 1725-1813, online database at www.LongIslandGenealogy.com, 1734.

    [159] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [160] Bunker, Long Island, p. 221.

    [161] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [162] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360; Wardwell, “Willets Family”, p. 699.

    [163] New York County Probate, Vol. 9, p. 388-390, copied from original Liber 9, p. 327-328.

    [164] As named in his will.

    [165] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [166] New York County Probate, Vol. 13, p. 207-211, copied from original Liber 13, p. 164-167.

    [167] Wardwell, “Willets Family”, p. 696.

    [168] As named in his will.

    [169] Hinshaw, New York Monthly Meetings, p. 360.

    [170] Wardwell, “Willets Family”, p. 696.



[A] APPENDIX A: The Will of Thomas Powell of Bethpage, Oyster Bay, Queens County, Province of New York (1731) *

                                                                                                                                                The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Powell of Bethpage in the Township of Oyster bay in Queens County made the Sixteenth day of the ninth month called November And in the Year of our Lord Christ one thousand Seven hundred & thirty & one revoking whatsoever formerly by me made And this being my Last Will & Testament I being weak of body but perfect in mind & Memory I being willing to dispose of my outward Estate as followeth

                                                                                                                                                And my will is that all my Just Debts shall be well and truly paid as I Shall hereafter appoint by my Executors hereafter named

                                                                                                                                                Item in the first place I Give & bequeath to my Wellbeloved Wife Mary Powell My Dwelling house & the use and profitts of one third part of all my Lands and Meadows every where And my will is that My Wife Shall have half my moveable Estate in the House & one third part of my moveables without Doors Except my Carts & ploughs & Tackling belonging to them And my Smiths tools & My Will is that my wife shall keep them untill such a time Youngest Son Isaac Powell shall come to the Age of twenty years then to return to all my Sons Equally Amongst them

                                                                                                                                                And my Will that my Son, Thomas Powell Shall have four Acres of Land and Housen that Stands upon it my Fathers Homested more than any of the rest of my sons Meaning the four Acres of Land with the Housen & Orchard to him his heirs and assigns forever

                                                                                                                                                And I Give all the rest of my Land & Meadows both Salt & Fresh to my Seven Sons Namen my Son Thomas Powell and Wait Powell And Amos Powell and Moses Powell & Richard Powell & Joshua Powell & Isaac Powell to be Equally divided Amongst them to them their heirs and Assigns forever

                                                                                                                                                And if either of my Sons dye without Children or before they come to take their part into possession it Shall be that their part Shall be Equally divided Amongst the Surviving Sons

                                                                                                                                                In the next place I Give unto my Six Daughter by Name Abigail Hallick the of Peter Hallick And Mary Prior the wife of Samuel Prior And Elizabeth Powell And Hannah Powell & Martha Powell & Deborah Powell the one half of all my moveable Estate that that is not already disposed of & So two thirds of my Moveable without Doors what is not already disposed to them their heirs & Assigns forever

                                                                                                                                                And in case any of my Daughters dye without Issue before they are in the possession of portion it shall be Equally Divided amongst my Surviving Daughters

                                                                                                                                                My Will is if She Marry again that she shall have the half of the Indoors Moveables & one third of the outdoor Moveable to her for her own disposal

                                                                                                                                                I do constitute And appoint my Son Thomas Powell And my Son Wait Powell And my Brother Wait Powell And my Wife Mary Powell All to be my Executors hoping they will this my Will Executed according as it is the Intent of it

                                                                                                                                                And Lastly I desire my Brothers in law Richard Willitts & Samuel Underhill to oversee And Assist these my Executors

                                                                                                                                                In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the day & Year first above written before Signing and Sealing my will is that my Executors Shall have full power to sell Land Where they think best for to pay the debts and their Deed or Deeds shall be Good

                                                                                                                                                Thomas Powell                                 (seal)

Signed Sealed published & declared this My Last Will and Testamt. in the presence of the Subscribers

John Whittson

David Whitson

Henry Whitson

 

Letters of Administration on the Estate of Thomas Powell granted to two of his sons, Thomas Powell and Wait Powell, and to Wait Powell, his brother, and to Mary Powell, the widow of the deceased, on 18 Apr. 1732.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 11, p. 270-273, copied from original Libor 11, p. 284-287.

 

 

[B] APPENDIX B: The Will of Thomas Powell of Bethpage, Oyster Bay, Queens County, Province of New York (1755) *

I Thomas Powell of Bethphage in the Township of Oysterbay in Queens County on Nassau Island Yeoman being this second day of the second month called February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty-five much indisposed of Body but of perfect mind and memory Do make and ordain this writing to be my last Will and Testament in manner following – First – I order that my debts and other Incidental Charges about my Estate shall be fully paid out of my moveable Estate in some reasonable time after my decease – Item – I will and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Abigail Powell the Issues and profits of the one third part of all my Lands and meadows wheresoever for her support and the East dwelling House that I dwell in all for her to use during the time she remains my widow – Item – I will unto my son Samuel Powell his heirs and assigns forever the Lot of Land that I bought of Caleb Powell which was John Powells – Item – I will and bequeath unto my son Thomas Powell his heirs and assigns twenty acres of my Land before a Division be made in general amongst my sons Item – I will & bequeath unto my son Joshua Powell his heirs and assigns forever Ten acres out of my Lands before a Division be made – Item – I will that my son Samuel his heirs & assigns shall have five acres of my Land before a Division – Item – I will that after my son Samuel has five Acres of Land my son Thomas twenty Acres my son Joshua Ten acres of Land that that then all the remainder part of my houses Lands Rights of Lands, and Meadows whatsoever and wheresoever shall be Equally divided amongst my Eight sons Viz’: Samuel, Thomas, Joshua, Joseph, Elisha, Amos, Israel and Jesse and to remain unto them In severalty their heirs and assigns forever so to be understood as not to Infringe or debar my wife from her priviledge of my House Lands and Meadows above mentioned to her during her widowhood And I do hereby fully and absolutely Impower my Executors or such of them that shall Execute this my will to make a full and Clear Division of my Lands amongst all my Sons In quality according to the above devise as they shall Judge equal and Just and the division so made by my Executors or such of them that shall so qualifie as aforesaid shall be good Stable and authentick to my Sons and to each of them in fee simple in as full a manner as if I had don it my self in my Life time to all Intents and purposes whatsoever and my Will is after my Debts are fully paid and other Charges accrewing about my Estate that the remainder part of my moveable Estate to be divided thus my wife to have the Indian Girl named Roda during her Widowhood and then my Daughter Mary Powell to have the said Indian Girl to her Disposal I also will unto my Daughter Mary Powell so much out of my moveable Estate as will make her portion equall with one of my two Daughters or what each of my two Daughters has had that are married. Then my will is that my wife shall have the one Equall third part of the remainder of my moveable Estate and the other two thirds to be Equally divid amongst my three Daughters – Elizabeth Post, Ruth Mott and Mary Powell to their free disposall and my will is that what I have above given to my wife shall be taken and Esteemed in lieu of her Right of Dower and not otherwise And my will is further that my Executors shall be Tutors and Guardians to all my Children under age and shall have full power to put and bind my three youngest Sons out to Trades according to their Inclinations and furthermore to explain my will in respect what I have given my son Samuel which is thus the Lott above mentioned which I bought of Caleb Powell is to be reconed as part of his portion (to be equall with the common division amongst my Sons only the five acres to be taken out first before the common division is made aforesaid)  Lastly – I do Constitute ordain and appoynt my Brother Isaac Powell my Brother in Law John Whitson and my Cousin Richard Willets of Islip to be my Executors of this my last Will and Testament impowering them or any of them to execute this my last Will and testament and every article Clause and Condition above expressed and further to make a division with the rest of the proprietors of Bethphage and to take what Land that falls to my right and to give releases when the division is finished to the other proprietors as fully as I could myself in my life time if I were personally present.

In witness hereunto I have set to my hand and fixed my seal the day and date above expressed.

                                                                                                                                                Thomas Powell                 (seal)

Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Thomas Powell as and for his last Will and testament in the presence of the subscribers which subscribed as witnesses in the presence of the testator

Mary Powell

Henry Whitson

Samuel Willis

 

Probated on 28 May 1757, and proved by Samuel Willis, a known Quaker, one of the witnesses. Letters of Administration granted to Isaac Powell and John Whitson, two of the Executors, on 22 July 1757.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 20, p. 296-299, copied from original Libor 20, p. 302-306.

 

 

[C] APPENDIX C: The Will of Amos Powell of Bethpage, Oyster Bay, Queens County, Province of New York (1750) *

        I Amos Powell of Bethphage in the bounds of Oysterbay in Queens County on Nassau Island Yeoman being this Eighth day of the first Month in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Forty nine fifty very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory and not knowing how soon it may please the Almighty to take me out of this uncertain life do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner following – Imprimis I will and order that all those just debts which I do owe to any manner of person or persons shall be fully satisfied contented and paid with all other funeral Charges and Expences about my Estate before any division be made in General by my Executors hereinafter named and appointed – Item – I will and bequeath unto my Brother Joshua Powell his heirs and Assigns forever twenty Acres of plain land which I have lying within fence Near the East end of the plains as may further appear by the plain division be it more or less Item – I will to my said Brother Joshua Powell his heirs and assigns Eighty pounds of lawfull Money to be paid unto him in some reasonable time after my decease Item – I will and bequeath unto my Brother Isaac Powell and my Brother in Law Samuel Pryor Sixteen pounds Current Money to be for the use and Intent to build a horse Stable for Friends use at Bethphage – Item – I will and Bequeath unto Jacob Seaman and Samuel Willis the sum of Twelve pounds of Current Money to be disposed of for the use and maintenance of my Cousin Clement Willets and in case they should find that she hath not need to fully use the whole then the remainder if any be I would have go to the use of the Monthly Meeting at Westberry according to the Discretion of the aforesaid persons – Item – I will and bequeath unto my Six Brothers namely Thomas Powell Wait Powell Moses Powell Richard Powell Joshua Powell and Isaac Powell all my Lands and Rights of Lands wheresoever to be equally divided amongst them and to remain unto them their heirs and assigns forever then my will is that the remainder part of my moveable Estate of what nature soever shall be divided in this sort Viz. the two thirds parts thereof to be equally divided amongst my said Six Brothers aforenamed and the other remaining third part to be equally divided amongst all my Sisters namely Abigail Hollock Mary Pryer Elizabeth Powell Hannah Wilson Martha Keen and Deborah Whitson and to their free disposal forever  Lastly I do hereby constitute ordain and appoint my Two Brothers Joshua Powell and Isaac Powell and my Brother in Law John Wilson all to be my Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby fully impowering them or any of them to execute this my last Will and Testament and every article and Clause therein contained

In witness hereunto I have set to my hand and fixed my seal the day and year above written

                                                                                                                                                Amos Powell                      (seal)

        Signed, Sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Amos Powell as his last Will and Testament in the presence of

Jacob Titus

William Titus

Thomas Pearsall Minor

 

Probated on 11 Apr. 1750, and proved by Jacob Titus and William Titus, two of the witnesses. Letters of Administration granted to Joshua Powell, Isaac Powell, and John Willson, the Executors, on 19 Apr. 1750.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 17, p. 128-130, copied from original Libor 17, p. 130-132.

 

 

[D] APPENDIX D: The Will of Moses Powell of North Castle, Westchester County, Province of New York (1774) *

Be it Remembered that on this twenty seventh day of July in the Year of Our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and seventy and four I Moses Powell of North Castle in the County of West Chester and Province of New York being weak in Body but of perfect mind and Memory thanks be giving to God and therefore calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that is appointed for all men once to die Do make this my last Will and Testament that is to say first and Princepaly of all I bequeath my Soul into the hands of God that gave it me and as for my  Body I reccommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the Descrestion of my Executors and as for my Earthly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this Life I give and dispose off in the foloing manner and form first I order my Funeral Charges and all my just Debts to be well and truely paid and Satisfide  Item I give to my Loving Wife Katharine the three Eastmost Rooms of my Dwelling house together with a Previledge in the Seller and Chamber belonging to said house I also give to my said Wife the one full third part of All my household goods and Chattles always alowing my said Wife to take her choise of my Horses & Mares I also give to my said Wife the one third part of the Plantation whereon I now live as long as she shall remain my Wido all which is given to my said Wife above I give her in Lew of her Dower  Item I give to my Eight Sons – John Nathaniel Moses Obediah Edward James Samuel Isaac Powells their heirs and Assigns all my Lands and Tenements lying and being in North Castle in the County of Westchester and that Eaqualy to be devided among them their heirs if any of them should die before they come to Inheret and devide the same always alowing my said Son Obadiah to have the Vallew of Ten pounds Less to his part than the rest of my Sons for this Reson that I have Advansed ten pounds for him heretofore  Item I give to M. Daughter Hannah Carpenter six pounds I give to my Daughter Mary thirty four pounds I give to my Daughter Elizabeth forty six pounds I also order and it is my Will that the above Legacees given to my three above Named Daughters be paid out of my household Goods Chattles and farming Utentials And the remainding part of my said household Goods Chatels and farming Utentials after my said Wife hath had her third part and the above Legacees given to my three Daughters above Named is paid I Do give and order the same to be Eaqualy devided between my five Daughters Ann Quinby Hannah Carpenter Catharine Hunt Mary Gleson and Elizebeth Powel  Item I give All Monies due on Bond to me or otherways Eaqualy to be devided Among my above named Eight Sons Impris I do hereby Constitute and and apoint my loving Wife Catharine and my two Sons John Powell and Nathaniel Powell Executors of this my Will in trust and I do hereby Utterly Revoke and disanul all and every other Wills and Testaments made by me before this date Rattefying Confirming and alowing this and no other to be my last Will and Testament Signed Sealed Publeshed Pronounsed and declared by the Said Moses Powell to be his last Will and Testament in the presents of these Under Written Witnesses.

Stevenson Thorn                                                                                                  Moses Powell                    (seal)

Mary X  Roads

Benjamin Smith

 

Probated on 5 Nov. 1774, and proved by Stevenson Thorn of Westchester County, Farmer, one of the witnesses. Letters of Administration granted to John Powell, one of the Executors, on 19 Apr. 1775.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 29, p. 439-442, copied from original Libor 29, p. 394-396.

 

 

[E] APPENDIX E: The Will of Richard Powell of Bethpage, Oyster Bay, Queens County, Province of New York (1774) *

        I Richard Powell of Bethpage in the Township of Oysterbay in Queens County on Nasau Island and in the Province of New York being this seventh day of the third Month Called March in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and seventy four in perfect Helth of Body tho’ pretty far advanced in years yet Judgment and memory quick and Good not knowing how soon my final Change may come being therefore Willing to set my House in order do make and ordain this present wrighting to contain my last Will and Testament in manner following. First – I do order and direct that all my just and lawfull debts and funeral Charges be fully paid and Sattisfied by my Executors herein after named before any devision be made in my Estate in General Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter in Law Jemima Weekes one Bed and full Furniture and so much money as to make the whole amount to thirty pound in value as it may be apprized Item I give and divise to my Eldest son Henry Powell all the Lands that lyeth at Cold Spring that I have any right to under what Cercumstance so ever it may be to him and his heirs and assigns for ever also the one equal half of a piece of Plains land containing twenty one acres and two third pars of an acre Citieate in the Township of Oysterbay and in the Williams purchase it being a certain piece of Plains Land given me by my Brother Amos Powell Item I give and bequeath to my son Henry above named the full sum of one hundred Pound of Current Lawful money to be paid unto him in some Reasonable time after my decease. Item I divise to my son Richard Powell the dwelling house that he now lives in together with the Barn and improvements thereto belonging Also the Land whereon it now stands and the Lot of Land lying before the South of the house as the fience now standeth also all the Land northwardly up the Hollow on the west side of the Road I also divise unto my son Richard a certain lot or parcel of Land lying the East side of said hollow to extend northwardly to a certain line fixed as a bounds between my son Richard and my son Silas Powells Land and to extend Eastwardly to the Rode that leadeth from Bethpage to John Whitsons comprehending all the Land lying the south side of the Division line to the land belonging to Frances Reen and Tise Lane Extending eastwardly to the rode that Leadeth from Bethpage above mentioned together with one other piece of Land lying westward from my dwelling House and near the great Plains it being the Lott lying before or South of Silas Smiths House begining the north East corner of said Lot and running southwardly as the fience now standeth to Silas Smiths Land thence westwardly to the next fience all which several pieces of Land last abovementioned I give and divise unto my son Richard Powell to remain unto him and to his heirs and assigns for ever Item I give and divise unto my youngest Son Silas Powell all my Buildings as House and Barn and also all the Land of my Homsteed extending westwardly to Silas Smiths Land and the Land given to my son Richard and southerly to a piece of Land belonging to Silas Smith thence extending eastwardly straight with Silas Smiths line until it comes to the rode that leads from Joshua Powells to manate hill also apiece of Plains Land lying Westward and neer Silas Smiths as the Enclosure now stands also a piece of Wood Land lying the South side and Eastwardly and joining to tise Lanes land southward to the Contry rode and also all the Land lying northwardly of of a certain line abovementioned as a bounds between my two Sons Richard and Silas Powell also one other piece of Land lying the East side of the Road the leads from Bethpage northwardly to John Whitsons containing about twelve acres more or less all which pieces of Land above given to my Son Silas Powell I do hereby ratifie and confirm unto him to his heirs and assigns forever Item I also give and bequeath unto my son Silas Powell abovementioned the full sum of one hundred and fifty pound of Current Lawful money to be paid to him at some reasonable time after my decease Item I give and divise all my other Lands and right of Lands meadows and Plains Land that I have in the Township of Oystebay or the Township of Huntingtown to be Eaquelly divided between my two Sons Richard and Silas Powell to be Eequelly divided between them and to remain unto them in severalty to and to their heirs and assigns forever Item my will farther that my Son Silas Powell should have one Bed and full Furniture and that all my other moveable Estate after Legaces are are paid should be Eaquelly divided between my three sons namly Henry Richard and Silas Powell and my will farther is that if my son Silas should die before he doth arive at Lawful age and without Lawfull Issue that in such case the Portion above given him should be Eequelly divided between his Surviving Brothers or their heirs  Lastly I do hereby Constitute ordain and appoint my son Richard Powell and nethaniel Whitson and Thomas Pearsall all of Bethpage in the Township of Oysterbay my Executors of this my last Will and Testament giving and hereby granting unto them or either of them full Power and authority to Execute this my last Will and Testament in every part thereof

                                                In Witness hereunto I have set to my hand and fixed my Seal the day and year above written; Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the said Richard Powell as his last Will and Testament in the presence of the Witnesses who signed the same in the presence of the Testator

                                                                                                                                                Richard Powell                                (seal)

Joshua Powell

Amos Powell

Phebe Powell

 

Probated on 10 Jan. 1775, proved by Joshua Powell and Amos Powell, both of said County, Yeoman, two of the witnesses, and Nathaniel Whitsen and Thomas Pearsal, two of the Executors, were duly affirmed to the Execution and performance of the said will.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 29, p. 318-320, copied from original Libor 29, p. 274-276.

 

 

[F] APPENDIX F: The Will of Samuel Underhill of Rye, Westchester County, Province of New York (1776) *

I Samuel Underhill of Rye Neck in the County of West Chester and Province of New York being sound of Mind and Memory thanks be to the Lord for it and Knowing that it is appointed for all men to Dye Do Make this my last Will and Testament in Manner following First I order and it is My Will that all my Just Debts and funeral Charges be first paid out of My Estate by My Executors in a Convenient time after my Decease secondly it is My Will and desire that my Negro Man Named William and My Negro Woman Named Jane with their Children Namely James Charles Michael William Jesse and Benjamin or any other Children or Child the above named Negro Woman may hereafter have may from and after My decease be Intirely and Absolutely free and at full Liberty so far as is in My power to grant unto them from My Heirs Executors, Administrators, or assigns, or any of them or any other person or persons holding or claiming from or under me, Also it is My desire to My Executors hereafter by me named do take particular care that this part of my Will be fulfilled to the utmost of their power Item I give and bequeath unto My Eldest son Joseph Underhill and to his Heirs and assigns the sum of Five pounds of Current Lawfull Money of New York to be paid him by My Executors (hereafter Named) within Six Months after my Decease which sum of five pounds is a Barr that he shall not hereafter Claim Challenge or Demand as Heir at Law any of My Estate Either Real or Personall, Item I give and bequeath the sum of Fifty pounds for the Support of the Negros Mentioned in this Will for any of them that May be Judged by My Executors most needy, the above Mentioned Sum of Fifty pounds to be taken by My Executors out of my Estate as soon as they may think Convenient and put at Interest by them and under their care for the use above Mentioned, Item I Will give and bequeath unto My loving Wife An Underhill and to her Assigns all the Residue and remainder of My Estate both Real and Personal to Sell and Dispose of the same whose title to the purchasor or purchasers shall be good and Valuable to all Intents and Purposes, as the same was done and given by My self in my life time for the purchaser or purchasers to have hold use and possess the same in fee simple and to their Heirs and Assigns forever for her my said loving Wife to have and Injoy the same for her own use for so long a time as she shall remain My Widow and in Case my said Wife should Remarry again then for her to have and Enjoy for her own use and the use of her Heirs and Assigns the sum of fifty pounds Current and Lawfull Money of New York and the remainder of my Estate for her my said loving Wife to give unto My Children or Grand Children as she shall see meet, and Convenient, And Lastly I Nominate Constitute and appoint My Loving Wife Ann Underhill Executrix and My Son Samuel Underhill of Mamoroneck and my son in Law James Mott of New York My Executors of this my last Will and Testament wholly Revoking all other Wills by Me Made or Executors by me Appointed holding this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Testimony hereof I the said Samuel Underhill have hereunto set My hand and Seal this Sixteenth day of the second Month (February) in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy Six. ~

                                                                                                                                                Sam’l Underhill                (seal)

Signed Sealed published and pronounced by the said Samuel Underhill to be and Contain his last Will and Testament, in presence of us called for Witnesses. ~

                                                                                                                                                George Embrie

                                                                                                                                                William Grey

                                                                                                                                                Nathaniel Palmer

 

Probated on 8 June 1780, and proved by George Embrie, of the County of West Chester Yeoman. Letters of Administration granted to Samuel Underhill, one of the Executors, on 19 June 1780.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 32, p. 377-379, copied from original Libor 32, p. 274-276.

 

 

[G] APPENDIX G: The Will of Richard Willets of Islip, Suffolk County, Province of New York (1750) *

I Richard Willets of Islip in Suffolk County on Nassau Island in the Province of New York Yeoman being this Nineteenth day of the Third Month in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and fifty far advanced in years and declention of Old age coming on me a pace but my understanding sound and good so as I do hereby make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner following first I Committ my Body to the Earth to be buried with a Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors herein after named and my Worldly Estate I devise and dispose of in the following manner Imprimis, I will and order that all my Just debts and funeral Charges shall all be fully paid by my Executors out of my Estate before any division be made thereof  Item I Will and bequeath unto my Well beloved Wife Margaret Willets forty five pounds that is to say ten pounds in Money and thirty five pounds to be in goods out of my Estate of such Sorts as she shall Chuse to be apprised unto her at the rate that my Estate is Inventoried. Item I Will and bequeath unto my two Sons Richard Willets and Daniel Willets all my wearing apparel of all sorts and all my Smiths Tools and Utensils of Husbandry to be equally divided between them. Item then my Will is that all the remainder part of my Moveable Estate shall be sold by my Executors and turned into money in said manner as they shall see cause and then my Will is that the money Shall be put out at Interest by my Executors in the best manner they conveniently can and the Interest Yearly collected and then I will the same to my Wife for her Support and Yearly maintanance during her natural life and at my Wife’s decease my Will is that the principal money shall be disposed of as followeth Vizt. I will the one fifth part thereof unto my daughter Debora Willets to be paid unto her immediately after my Wife’s decease Item I will the one fifth part thereof unto my two daughters in Law Mary Wood and Sarah Powell and to be equally divided between them and to be paid unto them respectively Immediately after my Wife’s decease and then my Will is that the remainder three fifth parts shall be paid and I do Will the same unto my two Grand Children Willets Kirbe and Mary Kirbe the Children of my deceased daughter Sarah Kirbe and to be equally divided between them, and my Grandson Willets Kirbe to have his part paid unto him when of Lawfull Age and my Grand Daughter Mary Kirbe her part when she shall attain to Lawfull age or day of Marriage or which of those Terms may first hapen with the increase of Interest to them respectively as my Executors shall or may Carefully add after the death of my Wife untill they and each of them attain to the age above Limitted: Allways provided and it is my Will and Intention that in Case my Wife should survive the time above Limitted of my Grand Children Lawfull Age aforesaid that then my Grand Children and each of them shall not have their portions before but Immediately after the time of my Wife’s decease and my Will is that in case either of my two Grand Children above named should happen to dye before they receive their portions and leave no Lawfull Issue that then the Survivor of them shall have the deceased Grand Childs part and my Will is that what I have above given unto my Wife shall be Esteamed in Lieu of her full Right of Dower and of all other pretentions of my Estate; and as to my houses and Lands I have already heretofore given them away by deed unto my Sons Lastly I do hereby Constitute ordain and appoynt my Son Richard Willets of Islip and my Couzen Isaac Powell of Bethphage and my Cousen Richard Willets of Jericho to be my Executors of this my Last Will and Testament Giving and Granting unto them or each or any of them that shall or Will take upon themselves the Execution of this my Last Will & Testament full power and Authority to Execute the same and every Article Clause and Condition therein contained to all Intents and purposes Whatsoever: the words (Immediately after) between the twenty eight and twenty nine Lines Interlined before Signed

                                                                                                                                                Richard Willets                 (seal)

Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Richard Willets as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of the Subscribers

Mary Willis

John Willis, Minor

Samuel Willis

 

Probated on 3 Oct. 1753, and proved by Samuel Willis, one of the witnesses. Letters of Administration granted to Richard Willets, Isaac Powell, and Richard Willets, the Executors on 9 Oct. 1753.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 18, p. 392-394, copied from original Libor 18, p. 362-364.

 

 

[H] APPENDIX H: The Will of Richard Willets of Mosquito Cove, Queens County, New York (1782) *

Know all men that I Richard Willets of Musquito Cove in Queens County Long Island being at present in a pretty good State of health and sound memory and understanding and considering the uncertainty of life Do make this my last will and testament in manner following First I order all my just debts to be paid by my Executors hereafter named as soon as Convenient may be after my decease. Item I give unto my youngest daughter Hannah such articles of my household furniture as she shall think proper to fix on not exceeding the value of one hundred pounds according to the appraisement. Item all my real and personal estate of whatever kind the same may be and wheresoever situate not hereinbefore dispose of I do will and devise to my executors herein after named and the survivors and survivor of them to be by them Collected sold and disposed of some short and reasonable time after my decease and the moneys arising from the Collection and sale thereof after debts and other necessary Charges paid I give and bequeath unto my four children Vizt Isaac Willets Anne Underhill the wife of Samuel Underhill, Deborah Underhill the wife of Andrew Underhill and Hannah Willetts in manner following one fourth part thereof to my son Isaac previously deducting the sum of eight hundred and fifty three pounds which I have already advanc’d him out of my estate one other fourth part to my daughter Anne Underhill deducting the sum of eight hundred and sixty two pounds which hath also heretofore been given to her one other fourth part to my said daughter Deborah Underhill deducting the sum of eleven hundred pounds which I have also advanced to her and the remaining fourth part to my said daughter Hannah without any deduction. And the monies so saved or reserved by means of the several deductions aforesaid I give and bequeath unto my said four Children Isaac Anne, Deborah and Hannah equally to be divided between them share and share alike And Lastly I nominate and appoint my approv’d friends Thomas Pearsall of Bethphage and James Parsons of New York and my son in law Andrew Underhill and the survivors and survivor of them to be the Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills and investing them or such of them as shall take upon them the burthen of the Executorship the survivors and survivor of them with full power to sell my said estate real and Personal and to give good and sufficient deeds and Conveyances for the same Witness my hand and seal this thirty first day of the twelfth month call’d December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty two 1782

                                                                                                                                                Richard Willets                 (seal)

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Richard Willets as and for his last will and testament in our presence who subscrib’d our names as witnesses thereto at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other.

Thomas Underhill

Henry Mitchell

John Murray Junr

 

Probated on 19 Aug. 1785, and proved by Thomas Underhill, of the City of New York, Silversmith. Letters of Administration granted to Andrew Underhill, one of the Executors, on 19 Aug. 1785.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 38, p. 146-147, copied from original Libor 38, p. 131-132.

 

 

[I] APPENDIX I: The Will of Amos Willetts of Islip, Suffolk County, Province of New York (1746) *

I Amos Willetts of the Township of Islip in Suffoulk County on Nassau Island in the province of New York Yeoman being of Sound and perfect mind and memory do make and ordaine this my last will and Testament to dispose of the Outward things that God in mercy hath favoured me with in ye following Viz First I do give and bequeath unto my Oldest Son Samuel Willetts all my Lands and meadow that I have in the Township of Huntington also a part or share of the Meadows on ye Neck where I now live as I shall hereafter order for him before my decease and an equal share with his Brothers in the pine plains and equal share with his Brothers in all the Land and plains that I have in the Township of Hempstead all which lands and Meadows I give to him his heirs and Assigns forever and priviledge for Cutting of Timber on the Neck to fence his Stacks and a Conveniency for foddering his Cattle on the upland and I do also give and Bequeath unto my Four Sons Jacob Willetts Amos Willetts Joseph Willetts and Thomas Willetts all my Lands and meadows Housen Barns and Mills that I have at the South whre I now live to be equally divided between them at their own discretion when they come of age to them their heirs and Assigns forever I do give to my four aforesd. Sons my Husbandry Utensals for farming and all my Blacksmiths Tools to be equally divided amongst them and my will is that my well beloved Wife Rebeccah Willetts shall have the use of my moveable Estate while she remains my widow and She to have a third part of the profit of all my Land and Meadow’s & the whole Profitt of my Grist Mill as long as she remains my widow for the bringing up of my Children and in case She Should Marry again then my will is that all my Moveable Estate shall be sold and She to have and equal share with my Daughters of the Money and the remainder to be put out for my daughters while they come of Age by Executors hereafter named and my will is that my Wife Rebeckea Willetts shall have the Priviledge of all my House and half of ye Barn at her comand while she Remains my Widow and the other part to my Sons And I do also order my Land what lyes on the Main to be sold and the Money to go to pay my Just debts and if there is any Money left to go to my Youngest Son Thomas Willetts and if in case any of my Sons should die without lawfull Issue Heir of his own Body then it is to be equally divided between his Surviving Brethern and Lastly I do Constitute appoint make and ordain my Trusty and well and beloved friends and Confirm Richard Willetts Junr and Daniel Willetts both of Islip aforesaid and Samuel Underhill Junr. of Oysterbay to be my Executors to see this my last Will and Testament fullfilled and I do hereby utterly disallow and Disannull all and every other former Testaments Wills and Legacies Bequests Ratifieing and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal this Seventeenth day of March in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and fourty five Six

                                                                                                                                                Amos Willetts                     (seal)

Signed Sealed Published pronounced and Declared by the said Amos Willetts as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the Subscribers Viz

John Moubray

Nathan Smith

Joseph Sexton

 

Probated on 6 June 1748, and Letters of Administration granted to Richard Willetts Junr. and Daniel Willetts, two of the Executors.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 16, p. 304-305, copied from original Libor 16, p. 272-273.

 

 

[J] APPENDIX J: The Will of Abigail Willets of Hempstead, Queens County, Province of New York (1757) *

I Abigail Willets of the Township of Hempstead in Queens County on Nassau Island in the Province of New York being this twelfth day of the sixth month in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven very ancient in years and in a very weak Condition of Body but my understanding sound and memory good and well knowing that according to the common course of Nature I must in a short time yeald unto Death, am therefore Willing to settle my out ward affairs before my final Change doth come in the following manner – First – I will and order my Executors to fully pay my just debts and all other Charges relating to my Estate before any division be made in general. Item – I will and bequeath unto my three Daughters Abigail Willis, Martha Valentine and Phebe Dodge my waring apparriel of all sorts to be equally divided amongst them  Item – I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Abigail Willis three of my silver spoons I will to my Daughter Martha Valentine three of my Silver Spoons, I will to my three Grand Daughters Elizabeth Hewlet, Pheby Doty and Ann Williams to each of them one Silver Spoon, I will to my Grandaughter Elizabeth Willis, the wife of John Willis of Oysterbay one Silver spoon I will to my two Grandsons Adam Mott and Stephen Mott to each of them one Silver Spoon I will to my Grandson Richard Willets of Jericho my Couch and my great Table at Jericho in his possession I will unto my Grandaughter Mary Seaman the wife of David Seaman my great Iron pot one pair of hand Irons and my spit all in her possession. I will to my four Grandaughters to wit Elizabeth Seaman the wife of Jonathan Seaman Elizabeth Willis the wife of John Willis, Esther Way the wife of Samuel Way Jur. and Ann Williams the Daughter of Thomas Williams, deceased, to each of them one Silver Tea Spoan I will to my Grand Children that is the Children of my deceased Daughter Mary Williams as much of my Estate as to be equall in value with the fourth part of the value of my Close and the value of one of my Silver porangers to be equally divided amongst them – Item – I will unto my Daughter Abigail Willis one of my Silver porangers I will to my Daughter Martha Valentine one of my Silver porangers I will to my three Grand Children Elizabeth Willis Adam Mott and Stephen Mott the other of my silver porangers I will to my Daughter Martha Valentine my Bible and pyepan. Item – I will and bequeath all the remainder of my Estate that is my Silver Tankard and all the money I have out at Interest and all debts due to me and all other of my Estate whatsoever to be equally divided that is to my Daughter Abigail one forth part to my Daughter Martha one forth part, to the Children of my deceased Daughter Mary Williams, the equal forth part to them to be equally divided amongst them fully as if named and the other one forth part I will to my three Grand Children Elizabeth Willis Adam Mott and Stephen Mott to be equally divided amongst them – Lastly – I do constitute ordain and appoynt my two Sons in Law Obediah Valentine and John Willis my Executors of this my last Will and Testament giving and granting unto them and each of them full power and authority to execute this my last will and Testament and that my Executors shall be reasonably paid for their time Trouble and Expence in Executing the same.

In witness hereunto I have set to my hand and fixed my seal the day and year above written.

                                                                                                                                                                her

                                                                                                                                                Abigail  X  Willets                               (seal)

                                                                                                                                                      mark & seal

Signed Sealed Published pronounced and declared by the said Abigail Willets as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of the subscribers which signed as witnesses in the presence of the Testator.

Nathaniel Seaman Ju.

Richard Townsend

Richard Townsend Juner.

 

Probated on 20 Oct. 1757, and proved by Nathaniel Seaman and Richard Townsend Junr., two of the witnesses. Letters of Administration granted to Obadiah Valentine and John Willis, the Executors, on 25 Oct. 1757.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 20, p. 362-364, copied from original Libor 20, p. 373-375.

 

 

[K] APPENDIX K: The Will of Thomas Williams of Hempstead, Queens County, Province of New York (1736) *

In the Name of God Amen the twelfth Day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty Six I Thomas Williams of Hempstead in Queens County in the Province of New York being very Sick and weak in body but of perfect mind & memory thanks be give unto God therefore calling to mind the mortality of my Body and Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Dye do make & Ordain 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 and for my Body I recommend it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like and Decent at the Discretion of my Executors nothing Doubting but at the Generall 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 with I give Devise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form, Imprimis I give to my Beloved Wife Mary Williams the use of one rome in my house that I bought Amos Smith as long as she remain my Widdow and the use of my Negroe boy Saul as long as she remains my Widdow & the use of six Cows and Priviledge to Keep said Cows on the said farm and I give to my Wife my best bed and furniture and one small bed & furniture & my rone Horse & side saddle & I give to my Son Richard Williams my house he now Lives in & Shop and Smith tools and I give to my two Sons Richard and Thomas Williams all that my Land wher Richard now lives on and all my Land in the woods to the northward of Serrons except twenty five Acres of Land on the South end of said Land below Serren to be equally Divided to them and their heirs and assigns for ever & I give to my two Sons John and Jacob Williams my house & all my Land that I bought of Amos Smith & twenty five Acres of ofe the south end of my Land below Serroins above mentioned to be equally Divided to them their heirs and assigns for ever, and whereas my Son Samll. is not likely to be able to maintain himself I do order that he shall be Kept and live with his Mother and be maintained by my four Sons Richard Thomas & John and Jacob as they shall come of age and in consideration thereof I do give to them the said Sons all my Lands and meadow on the South side of Hempstead in case they & each of them shall do their Equall parts in maintaining of my Son Samll. then the said Lands and meadow at South above mentioned to be equally Divided amongst my four Sons above named to them their heirs and Assigns for ever and in case any of my Sons above named to them their heirs and Assigns for ever and in case any of my Sons above named shall refuse to be their equall part according to the true Intent and meaning of this my Will that then they shall have no part of that my said land and meadow at South above mentioned & those that doe maintain my Son Samll. being my Sons shall have all that Land and meadow mentioned to them their heirs and assigns forever and I give to my Son John my Sorrell two year old mare & my bay pacing mare and two Cows and I give to my Daughter Hester my brown mare and saddle that I gave her by word of mouth and all my rights of Land not above mentioned, I give Equally to my four Sons Richard and Thomas, John and Jacob to be equally Divided to them their heirs and Assigns forever and the rest of my moveable Estate after my Just Debts are paid to be Equally divided amongst my four Daughters by my Executors hereafter named that is to Say Ester, Elizabeth, Phebe, and Anne and I do likewise constitute make and Ordain Son Richard and my Brother John Dorlon & Micha Smith my only and Sole Exers. of this my Last Will and Testament & I do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke and Disannull all & every other former Testaments Will Legacies & Exers. by me in any ways before this time named Willed & bequeathed Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my Last Will & Testment,  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal day and Year above written.

                                                                                                                                                Thos. Williams                   (seal)

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced & Declared by the said Thos. Williams as his Last Will and Testament in ye presence of us the subscribers

John Tredwell

Peter Titus

Jacob Smith

 

Letters of Administration on the estate of Thos. Williams were granted to Richard Williams, John Dorlon, and Micha Smith, the Executors, on 27 May 1736.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 12, p. 467-469, copied from original Libor 12, p. 496-498.

 

 

[L] APPENDIX L: The Will of Obadiah Valentine of Hempstead, Queens County, Province of New York (1739) *

I Obediah Valentine Senr. of the Township of Hempstead in Queens County on Nassau Island, yeoman being this second day of Aprill in the year of our Lord Christ One thousand seven hundred and thirty nine Well in Health of Body and my understanding sound and memory good (altho ancient in Years) for which I bless God the Giver thereof And knowing that it is appointed once for all men to die do make and ordain this and no other to be my last will and Testament.

First of all I recommend my Soul to God that gave it me in hopes of Eternal Salvation thro Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer who died for me and all men and my Body to the Earth I commit to be buried with a Decent and Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named and appointed and as touching such worldly Estate wherewithin it hath pleased God to bless me with in this I will bequeath and dispose of in this following Manner and form that is to say.

First I will and bequeath unto my wel beloved Wife Martha Valentine (for and in lieu of her right of Dowry) one good feather Bed of the Choicest with all full furniture for the same and five Cows (out of my stock of Cattle) and twelve sheep all at her disposal and my little brown pacing Mare and her side Saddle and Bridle also at her Disposal I also will and bequeath unto my loving wife aforesaid for and during the full term that she shall remain my widow and no longer the use of my bigest lower Room and the use of the one half of my Homestead and the use of one half of my orchard and the use of so much of my Salt and Fresh Meadow as will aford Hay for her five Cows and her Mare in the Winter Season and also fire wood sufficient for her out of my Timber Land And also the use of my best Iron pott and my brass Kettle and my biggest Brass Skillet and frying pan and half a dozen pewter plates two pewter Basons two pewter platters one Iron Trammell with the use of all my swine and half a dozen chairs and the use of my negro man named York and my Negro woman named Pegg during the said term and one years provision out of my Corn and Meat for her Sustenance and my will is further that in case my wife do not Except of the above mentioned Goods and priviledges in Lieu of her Dowry but shall rather Choose to take what the Law gives her then my will is that all the above sd Goods (Except my Negroe) shall be Equally divided amongst all my four sons namely Obediah Valentine Thomas Valentine, Jacob Valentine and Henry Valentine.

Item. I will and bequeath unto my youngest son Henry Valentine and unto his Heirs & assignes for Ever All my Homestead of Lands Extending northward so far as the Cross Fence near West from Silas Smith’s House with all the Housen Barn Fences Fields and Improvements the one half to be possessed of immediately after my Decease and the other half at the Marriage of Death of my wife or so long as until the first of those two terms shall happen

Item. I will and bequeath unto my son Jacob Valentine and unto his Heirs and Assignes for Ever all that of a piece of Land that I have lying Northward of my Homested as the fence now stands bounded on the west by Jonathan Valentines Lands on the East partly by Silas Smith Land partly by Jacobs own Land and partly by the Highway and northward by Jacob’s Land Be it Quantity of Acres more or less on Condition that my Son Jacob Valentine do pay or cause to be paid unto my Son Thomas Valentine or his Heirs Executors or Administrators the full and just sum of twenty pounds currt lawful Money of New York at on or within Six Months after my Decease But in Case my Son Jacob do not pay the said sum of twenty pounds as above said then my will is that my Son Thomas Valentine his Heirs and Assignes shall have the Equal Moiety or half part of said piece of land.

Item. I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Phebe De Milt (Widow of Peter DeMilt) and unto her Heirs and Assignes for ever one piece of Land lying joining on the north side of my son Jacobs Homested bounded Westerly by Jonathan Valentine’s Land Northerly by Land undivided among my Sons Obediah, Thomas and Jacob Valentine on the East by Obediahs Land on the south by Jacobs Land be it Quantity of Acres more or less.

Item. I will and bequeath unto my Eldest Son Obediah Valentine and unto his Heirs and Assignes for Ever all the land that I have upon the East Hill toward the Harbour (Except what I have given my son by Deed) and bounded East by the Highway that is laid out from the plains to the Westbury Road on Condition that he the said Obadiah do pay to my Son Thomas Valentine or his Heirs Executors or Administrators the full and just sum of five pounds within six Months after my deceased.

But in Case that my Son Obadiah do not pay the said sum of money as abovesaid at the time aforesaid Then my will is that my Son Thomas Valentine his Heirs and Assignes shall have the Equaly Moiety or _____ half part of the said piece of Land.

Item I will and bequeath unto my son Thomas Valentine his Heirs and Assignes for Ever ten Acres of Cleared Land out of the Land I have lying on the West side of the Hallow Bounded as followeth on the south by Jonathan Valentines Land west by Serings Land Northward by my Timber Land so Extending Easterly so far as to make up ten Acres of Land

Item. I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Valentine and my Daughter Anne Laynes and unto their Heirs and assignes for Ever all the Remainder part of Land (if any be) which I have lying on the south side of thirty Acres which I have given to my Son-in-law William Laynes and his wife Ann Laynes by Deed to be Equally divided between them.

Item. I will and bequeath unto my four Sons namely Obediah Valentine Thomas Valentine, Jacob Valentine and Henry Valentine and unto their Heirs and Assignes for Ever all my lands which I have lying near the Harbour to be Equally divided amongst them.

Item I will and bequeath unto my Son Henry Valentine his Heirs and assignes for Ever the piece of Land that I have lying south of my House on the plains and the little piece of plains lying southward of Jonathan Valentine’s House which I have within Fence.

Item. I will and bequeath unto my four Sons namely Obediah Valentine, Thomas Valentine, Jacob Valentine & Henry Valentine and unto their Heirs and Assignes for Ever all my other Lands which I have not disposed of before divided and undivided wheresoever and my Meadows at the south and Land of what nature or Kind soever.

Item. I will and bequeath unto my Daughter Ruth Dean wife of Samuel Dean one Cow.

Item. My will is that all my just Debts which I do owe in Right or Conscience to any manner of person or persons shall be satisfied contented & paid in some Convenient time after my decease out of my moveable Estate by my Executors.

Item I wil and bequeath unto my four Daughters Ruth Dean, Phebe De Milt, Sarah Valentine, Anne Laynes all the remaining part of my moveable Estate of what Kind soever to be Equally divided amongst them.

Lastly I do hereby Constitute authorize ordain and appoint my four Sons namely Obediah Valentine Thomas Valentine Jacob Valentine & Henry Valentine to be my Executors of this my last Will and Testament disallowing all other Wills by me made either by word of mouth or writing before this time, Ratifying allowing and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament, giving my Executors or the Major part of them full power to Execute the same.

In Witness hereunto I have set to my Hand and affixed my Seal the day and year above written

                                                                                                                                                                 his

                                                                                                                                                Obediah  ø Valentine                          (seal)

                                                                                                                                                                mark.

Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Obediah Valentine as his last Will and Testament in the presence of the subscribers

                                                                                                                                                Samuel Willis

                                                                                                                                                Jonathan Valentine

                                                                                                                                                Peter Titus Junr.

                                                                                                                                                John Williams

 

Letters of Administration were granted to Obediah Valentine and Henry Valentine, two of the Executors, Thomas Valentine and Jacob Valentine, the other two Executors, having relinquished their rights, on 4 Oct. 1743.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 15, p. 114-118, copied from original Libor 15, p. 118-122.

 

 

[M] APPENDIX M: The Will of Jacob Willits of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Province of New York (1722) *

In the Name of God Amen the Seventeenth Day of the Second Month Called Aprill in the Year of our Lord Jesus Christ One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty two &c I Jacob Willits of the Township of Oyster bay in Queens County on Nassau Island in the province of New York Yeoman being very Sick and Weak in Body but of perfect Mind and Memory having my Understanding Sound as when I Was in My perfect Health thanks be Ascribed and given to God for the same and Now Calling to Mind the Frailty of my Body and the Uncertain Estate of this Transitory life And that all Flesh must Yield unto Death when it shall please God to call Do make and ordain 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 and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like and Decent manner at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased Almighty God in his love to Bestow upon me and Bless me with in this life I Give Devise Demise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form Imprimis I Give and Bequeath unto Mary my Entirely and Welbeloved Wife the free and uncontroutable use and profitts and Benefitt of all my Whole Estate both Real and personal Viz Lands Houses Barns Orchards Meadows and all my moveable Estate to Enjoy and use according to her Discretion for her Comfortable Support and Subsistance and likewise for the bringing up of our Children untill they shall Arrive at Compleat and perfect Age and also the Equall Moiety or half part of all my Moveable Estate to Dispose of as she shall think Convenient and likewise the free use and profits of the Equall Third part of all my Buildings Lands and Meadows during her Naturall life provided she remain and Continue my Widow Item I Give and Bequeath unto Richard Willits my only Son and heir all my Lands Meadows Houseing Barns and Orchards together with all the liberties Rights priviledges and appurtenances appertaining or in any manner of Ways belonging unto me to him his heirs and Assigns by them freely to be possessed Freely forever Excepting such Land and Meadows as I shall hereafter order My Executors to Dispose of for the Satisfyeing and paying of my Just Debts I do Also Order my Son Richard Willits to pay unto my Daughter Mary when she shall be at the Age of Twenty one Years the full and Just Sum of One Hundred pounds Current Money of New York Item I Give unto my Daughter Mary Aforesaid the half part of my moveable Estate when she shall arrive at Age, But if my Daughter Mary should Chance to Dye before she arrive of Compleat age and without Issue then her Equall half part of the Moveables Aforesaid shall be at my Wifes Disposeing Vizt for her own proper use and Benefit and if my Son Richard Willits Aforesaid should Dye before he shall arrive at the Age of Twenty and One Years and Without Issue Then all my Housen Barns Orchards Lands and Meadows together With all my Rights priviledges and Appurtenances as above shall be and Remain unto my Daughter Mary Willits her her heirs and Assigns forever and in Case my Daughter Mary aforesaid should Decease before she shall arrive at age and Without Issue Then all the abovesaid Housen Barns Lands Orchards and Meadows as abovesaid shall be Equally Divided The one half shall be and Remain to my Mother Abigail Willits and to my five Sisters Vizt Abigail Mary Martha Phebe and Elizabeth to them their heirs and Assigns forever Equally to be Divided amongst them, and the other half to be and Remain to my Effectionate Wife Mary Willits abovesaid to her and her heirs and Assigns by them freely to be possessed forever Item I do hereby Impower and give unto my Executors hereafter named full Authority to sell and dispose of the following Lands and Meadows and to give Sufficient Deeds for the same as I might of the following Lands and Meadows That is to Say my Two Lotts of Land in the Eastwoods all my Rights of Meadow in Great Neck and Newbridge neck in Hampstead Bounds and also Another Right of Meadow on a neck Called Little Neck on Oyster Bay South so Called near unto Solomon Coles Item I do hereby make Ordain Constitute and appoint My Loving Father in Law James Jackson and my Beloved Wife Mary Willits and also my Beloved uncle Wait Powell to be my only and sole Executors and Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby Utterly Disallow Revoke and Disannull all and every other former Testaments Wills Legacies and Executors in any ways before this time named Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the Day and Year above Written

                                                                                                                                                Jacob Willits                      (seal)

Signed Sealed published pronounced and Declared by the said Jacob Willits to be his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us the Subscribers Vizt

Nathaniel Townsend

Silvanus Seamans

William Moyles

 

Probated on 4 May 1722. Letters of Administration give to James Jackson, Mary Willits and Wait Powell, the Executors and Executrix, on 8 Sept. 1722.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 9, p. 388-390, copied from original Libor 9, p. 327-328.

 

 

[N] APPENDIX N: The Will of Adam Mott of Hempstead, Queens County, Province of New York (1738) *

I Adam Mott of Hemsted In Queens County on Nassau Island In the province of New York Yeoman being weak of body but of sound mind and memory considering the uncertainty of this frail life Doe make and ordain this my last Will & Testament to dispose of those outward things that God, in mercy hath favoured me with as followeth and first I will that all my Just debts shall be paid In the following manner that is my negro man shall be sold and the money he shall be sold for shall be to help to pay my debts and what Grain and swine I have to spare more than shall be wanting for provision for my family shall be topay debts and if that don’t clear all my debts the remainder shall be paid out of my Quick Stock I doe give unto my two sons Adam Mott and Stephen Mott all my housing and Land on bow neck and throughout the whole Township and patten of Hemstead to be equally divided between them and to be and Remain to them their heirs & assignes forever I do give to my daughter Elisebeth Mott the equal half of my Cattle & Sheep and horses & mears that shal be left after my debts are paid and my will is that my Executors shall sell sd cretures and put the money to interest for my sd daughter until she cometh to be Eighteen years old also I give to my daughter Elesebeth my great table and a press to hang clothes in and a bilstile chest that stands in the chamber and one feather bed and furniture that is in my large Chamber but my will is that my wife Shall have the use of those household goods that I have given my daughter until she cometh to be Eighteen years old and my will is that my Executors shall let out that land that I have that was formerly Stephen Johnsons that lyeth on the north side of Richard Thorns land and likewise the northernmost half of that Twenty Eight Acres of Land that lyeth further westward then Sd. Richer Thorns Land reacheth which I had of Stephen Johnson also and there shall be Liberty given for those that hireth sd. land to come across the southermost fourteen acres of land that lyeth at the west end of Thorns land during the time it is let out which shall be untill my son Stephen cometh to the age of Twenty one years and the money it shall be let out for Shall be for my said daughter Elisebeth which I desire as it cometh in yearly may be put to Interest for her and my will is that my sons Adom and Stephen shall each of them pay as a legacy to my daughter Elisebath Fifty pounds New York money when they come to twenty five years old and if they Shall refuse to pay it or give good security for the payment of it at that time Then my Executors or any of them that shall then be living shall sell so much of the Land that I have given them as will sell for one hundred pounds and for the Charges of selling it and their deed shall stand good in law for the same and so they shall pay my sd. daughter sd. hundred pounds they sell the land for, I do give unto my well beloved wife Phebe Mott all my moveable estate not before disposed of she paying out the legacies hereafter mentioned that is to give to each of my sons a Young Mare fit to ride when they come to be about Seventeen or Eighteen years old and sd mares and their Increase to be Kept & maintained on my farm untill my sons are Twenty one Years old and When they are Twenty one Years old then my wife to pay each of them fifteen pounds out of the moveable Estate I have given her my will is that if Either of my sons should dye before he cometh to be twenty five Years old and not leave lawfull issue to pay the fifty pounds that he was to pay my daughter then my living surviving son shall pay it also my will is that if Either of my sons should dye before he cometh to be Twenty one years old and not have Lawfull Issue then my Living surviving son shall pay my said daughter two hundred pounds when he cometh to be Thirty years old and if he shall refuse to pay it then my sd. daughter Elisebeth Mott shall have that Land that I have that was Stephen Johnsons lying on the Northside of Richard Thorns land and to run no further west Ward then Thorns doth and it shall be and Remain to her her heirs & Assigns forever, Memorandum my Will is notwithstanding what is above written that if my daughter should marry and dye before the time of paying sd. two hundred pounds and not have lawfull issue then sd. two hundred pounds shall not be paid Memorandum if all my Children should dye before they come to be Twenty one years old and not have lawfull issue then my will is that my wife shall have the use of all my housing and land during her lifetime and after her decease the one third part of my lands and housing I do give to my Brother Richards Children to be equally divided amongst them and to remain to their heirs and assigns forever and one third part to my brother William Motts Children, To be equally divided amongst them and to remain to them their heirs & assigns forever and one third part to my brother Charles Motts Children to be equally divided amongst them and to be and remain to them their heirs & assigns forever I do give my wife Phebe Mott the use of all my housing and land that is not ordered to be rented out untill my son Stephen Cometh to be Twenty one years old for the bringing up and maintaining my Children and giving them good School learing That is English fitt for Country business and if my wife should marry again before my Children Cometh of age then my will is that she may live with her husband on sd. farm till they are of age and she have nothing to doe with it longer and if a husband should come to live with her then they shall not cut any wood to sell of the farm nor clear any land but if my wife Shall remain a widow after my Children cometh of age she shall have the use of the equal Third part of all my housing and Land during her widowhood and I do nominate and appoint my wife Phebe Mott my Executrix and Richard Mott and Wm Mott Jun and John Willis all of Hemsted my Executors to Execute perform and fullfill this my last Will as witness my hand and seal the this Third day of September, In the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Thirty Eight

                                                                                                                                                Adam Mott                         (seal)

Signed, Sealed and declared this to be my last Will & Testament In the presence of

Richard Thorne Jun

Amos Dodge

Thomas Pearsall

Jonas Powell

 

Proved on 28 Feb. 1738, and Letters of Administration granted to Phebe Mott, the Executrix, and Richard Mott, Wm. Mott Jun and John Willis, the Executors.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 13, p. 207-211, copied from original Libor 13, p. 164-167.