~~ Hempstead, Long Island, Province of New York ~~

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Families of the Children of Sarah2 Washburn and Robert Williams of Long Island

         

          The families of the children of Sarah Washburn and Robert Williams of Long Island, New York, is a work in progress. I will add to this as new information is uncovered, but these families will not be carried on past this file.

 

 

 

 

JohnA Washborne (3rd)

 

 

William1 Washburn

 

 

 

 

MarthaA Timbrell

 

Sarah2 Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

Francis1 Nicholls

 

 

Jane2 Nicholls

 

 

 

 

Frances1 Wimarke

John2 Williams

 

 

 

Hope2 Williams

 

 

 

Sarah2 Williams

 

 

 

Patience2 Williams

 

 

 

Mary2 Williams

 

 

 

Esther2 Williams

 

 

 

Phebe2 Williams

 

 

 

 

Robert1 Williams

 

 

 

 

(71.) John2 Williams, probably eldest son of (46) Sarah2 Washburn, (30) William1; born probably in Hempstead, Long Island, in say ca. 1648, married Leah Townsend, son of Richard and Deliverance (Cole) Townsend, of Warwick, RI, and Oyster Bay, Long Island,[1] in ca. 1676.[2] She was born ca. 1652.[3] No death or probate records were found for him in New York.

         John Williams and Leah Townsend supposedly had two daughters:

         212      i   Temperance3 Williams, married 1.) David3 Seaman, son of Jonathan2 and Jane Seaman, of Hempstead.[4] He died, but no probate records were found for his estate in New York, and she remarried to 2.) James3 Searing, son of John2 Searing, presumably as his second wife. He died testate in 1746 in Hempstead,[5] his will dated 24 Apr. 1746, “very weak and feble in body,” and probated on 12 May 1746, mentioned his wife Temperance Searing, his eldest son James, son Daniel, and daughters Sarah Fowler, wife of Jacob Fowler, and Mary Williams, wife of Daniel Williams, and he named his son Daniel, cousin Samuel Searing, and son-in-law [step-son] Zebulon Seaman as executors of his estate.[6] (See Appendix [A] for a full transcription of his will.) Temperance Williams had at least one son by David Seaman:

a. Zebulon Seaman, called “son-in-law,” i.e. step son, in the 1746 will of his step-father James Searing, and “cousin” by his mother’s cousin Sarah Clement in her 1750 will.

b. (Probably others)

         213     ii   Hannah3 Williams, married John3 Seaman, son of Jonathan2 and Jane Seaman, of Hempstead.[7] They had at least one son:

a. William4 Seaman, born on 28 Aug. 1708, married Martha Seaman, daughter of (298) Benjamin and Jane (Mott) Seaman Jr., in 1743 in Westbury, NY. She was born on 17 Feb. 1711/12, a granddaughter of Benjamin and (100) Martha (Titus) Seaman. She died on 4 Apr. 1774.

b. (Probably others)

 

 

(72.) Hope2 Williams, probably second son of (46) Sarah2 Washburn, (30) William1; born, probably in Hempstead, Long Island, in say ca. 1650, married Mary (___),[8] before 1700. No death or probate records were found for him in New York.

         Hope Williams supposedly had at least one daughter:

         214    iii   Sarah3 Williams, born ca. 1700, married Joseph Clement, son of James and Sarah (Hinchman) Clement,[9] on 31 May 1723 in Flushing, Long Island, NY.[10] He was born ca. 1689 on Long Island, and died testate in 1748 in Westbury, Hempstead, Queens Co., NY, his will dated 16 Sept. 1748, “in a weak condition of body,” and probated on 19 Dec. 1748, mentioned his wife Sarah, sons Joseph Clement, James Clement, and Charles Clement, and daughters Martha Carpenter, Sarah Clement, and Mercy Willis, and he named his wife Sarah, son Joseph Clement, trusty friend Samuel Willis, and William Seaman, both of Oyster Bay, as executors of his estate.[11] (See Appendix [B] for a full transcription of his will.) She died testate in 1751 in Westbury, Queens Co., NY,[12] her will dated 30 May 1750, and probated on 20 Feb. 1750/51, mentioned her youngest son Charles Clement, her other children Sarah Clement, Mercy Willis, and James Clement, and she named her “cousins” David Seaman and Zebulon Seaman as executors of her estate, but they refused, and her daughter Sarah Clement and son-in-law Mordecai Wallis/Willis requested that William Seaman and Joseph Clement be appointed as administrators of her estate.[13] (See Appendix [C] for a full transcription of her will.) They had children,[14] order uncertain:

a. Joseph Clement (Jr.), co-executor of his father’s estate in 1748, not mentioned in his mother’s 1750 will, but was appointed as a co-administrator of his mother’s estate in 1751.

b. James Clement, mentioned in both his father’s and mother’s wills.

c. Sarah Clement, called eldest daughter in her mother’s probate proceedings, was presumably still unmarried in 1748 when her father wrote his will, in 1750 when her mother wrote her will, and in 1751 when her mother’s will was probated.

d. Martha Clement, married (___) Carpenter before the 1748 will of her father, but she was not mentioned in her mother’s 1750 will.

e. Mercy Clement, married Mordecai Wallis or Willis before the 1748 will of her father. She was called Mercy Willis in her father’s will, but he was called Mordecai Wallis in the 1751 probate proceedings of her mother’s will.

f. Charles Clement, called youngest son in her mother’s 1750 will, and was still under age in 1750.

 

 

(73.) Sarah2 Williams, probably eldest daughter of (46) Sarah2 Washburn, (30) William1; born probably in Hempstead, Long Island, in say ca. 1652,[15] married John2 Champion, of Jericho, Long Island, son of Thomas1 and Frances Champion, of Hempstead,[16] in ca. 1672.[17] He was born ca. 1647. She died in 1718, and he died in 1727,[18] but no probate records were found for his estate in New York.

         Sarah Williams and John Champion supposedly had children, order uncertain:

         215      i   John Champion (Jr.), born ca. 1672 in Hempstead, Queens Co., NY.[19]

         216     ii   Sarah Champion, born ca. 1674 in Hempstead.[20]

         217    iii   Mary Champion, born ca. 1676 in Hempstead.[21]

         218    iv   Elizabeth Champion, born ca. 1678 in Hempstead.[22]

         219     v   Hannah Champion, born ca. 1680 in Hempstead.[23]

         220    vi   Robert Champion, born ca. 1685 in Westbury, Queens Co., NY, married Mary Corson, daughter of Peter and Deborah Corson, on 17 June 1715 in Cape May, NJ.[24] He supposedly died in 1727 in Philadelphia, PA,[25] and she remarried to Jonathan Belden on 19 Apr. 1728 in Gloucester Co., NJ.[26]

         221   vii   Thomas Champion, born ca. 1687 in Westbury.[27]

         222  viii   Samuel Champion, born ca. 1688 in Hempstead.[28]

         223    ix   Nathaniel Champion, born ca. 1690 in Hempstead.[29]

         224     x   Phebe Champion, born ca. 1694 in Hempstead.[30]

 

 

(74.) Patience2 Williams, probably second daughter of (46) Sarah2 Washburn, (30) William1; born, say ca. 1654, married Samuel Barnes, son of Joshua Barnes, of Southampton, Long Island,[31] on 9 Nov. 1676 in Southampton.[32] He died intestate on 21 Feb. 1692/3 in Southampton, Suffolk Co., NY, and administration of his estate was granted to his widow, Patience, on 25 Aug. 1693. She died testate in 1716/17 in Cohansey, Salem Co., NJ, her will was dated 27 Dec. 1716, and probated on 12 Jan. 1716/17.[33]

         Patience Williams and Joshua Barnes had children:

         225      i   Patience Barnes, born on 31 Aug. 1677 in Southampton, Suffolk Co., NY, married Anthony Ludlam in 1695 in Bridgehampton, Suffolk Co., NY. She died on 11 Oct. 1708, and he died in 1729,[34] but no probate records were found for his estate in New York.

         226     ii   Stephen Barnes, born ca. 1678 in Southampton, NY.[35]

         227    iii   Temperance Barnes, born on 16 Jan. 1679 in Southampton, NY, married John Wick in ca. 1699,[36] and they lived in Southampton, Suffolk Co., NY. He died testate in 1719 in Southampton, his will dated 15 Dec. 1718, and probated on 3 Apr. 1719, mentioned his wife Experience, sons Job, John, Henry, Daniel, and James, and daughters Temperance, Edith, Ann and Phebe. He appointed Matthias Burnett, Cordwinder, Thomas Cooper, Yeoman, and Alexander Willmott, Joyner, to be Executors in Trust until his sons John and Henry Wick come of age.[37] (See Appendix [D] for a full transcription of his will.) They had children,[38] order uncertain:

a. Job Wick

b. John Wick

c. Henry Wick

d. Daniel Wick

e. James Wick

f. Ann Wick

g. Phebe Wick

h. Temperance Wick

i. Edith Wick

         228    iv   Sarah Barnes, born ca. 1681 in Southampton, NY, married Ephraim Saye in ca. 1701.[39]

         229     v   Joshua Barnes, born on 8 Apr. 1683 in Southampton, NY,[40] married Sarah Jackson, daughter of (79) John and Elizabeth2 (Seaman) Jackson, in ca. 1705.[41] She was a granddaughter of Capt. John1 and Elisabeth (Strickland) Seaman.[42] He died testate in 1763 in Rye, Westchester Co., NY,[43] his will dated 30 Sept. 1756, with a codicil dated 16 June 1760, and probated on 26 May 1763,[44] mentioned his wife Sarah Barnes, his eldest son John Barnes, son Samuel Barnes, youngest son Richard Barnes, his grandsons Joshua Barnes and Samuel Barnes, sons of his eldest son Joshua Barnes, deceased, and their two sisters Patience, wife of Absalom Gidney, and Mary Barnes, and his four daughters Elizabeth, the wife of Hicks Seaman, Patience, the wife of David Holsted, Sarah, the wife of Joshua Hatfield, and Mary, the wife of Isaac Birdsell, and he named his wife Sarah Barnes, and sons Samuel Barnes and Richard Barnes to be executors of his estate, but only son Richard Barnes was confirmed as executor on 2 June 1763.[45] (See Appendix [E] for a full transcription of his will.) They had children:

a. Joshua Barnes (Jr.), born ca. 1706 in Hempstead, Queens Co., NY,[46] married (____), and died before the 1756 will of his father,[47] leaving two sons, Joshua Barnes and Samuel Barnes, and two daughters, Patience Barnes, who married Absalom Gidney, and Mary Barnes.

b. Elizabeth Barnes, born ca. 1707 in Hempstead, married Hicks3 Seaman, son of Samuel2 and Phebe (Hicks) Seaman, on 30 Oct. 1726 in St. George’s Church, Hempstead.[48] He was born ca. 1700 in Jerusalem, NY,[49] a grandson of Capt. John1 and Elisabeth (Strickland) Seaman.[50] He registered his earmark in North Castle, Westchester Co., NY, on 12 Mar. 1750,[51] and they moved to Croton, Westchester Co., NY, by 1764.[52] No probate records were found for his estate in New York.

c. Patience Barnes, born on 14 Apr. 1711 in Hempstead, married David Halstead, of Rye, NY, son of Samuel Halstead,[53] in 1732.[54] He was born ca. 1704, and died testate in 1775, his will dated 1 Oct. 1772, and probated on 23 May 1775, mentioned his wife Patience Halstead, his sons Stephen Halstead, David Halstead, and Samuel Halstead, and his daughter Patience Halstead, and was witnessed by his brother-in-law Samuel Barns.[55] (See Appendix [F] for a full transcription of his will.) She died on 22 Sept. 1801.[56]

d. John Barnes, born ca. 1713 in Hempstead,[57] called eldest son in his father’s 1756 will, since his older brother Joshua had already died.

e. Sarah Barnes, born ca. 1715 in Hempstead, married Joshua Hatfield, son of Thomas and Eunice (Knapp) Hatfield,[58] in ca. 1735.[59] No probate records were found for his estate in New York.

f. Mary Barnes, born ca. 1717 in Hempstead, married Isaac Birdsall, of Rye, Westchester Co., NY, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Hopkins) Birdsall (Jr.),[60] in ca. 1737.[61] He died testate in ca. 1761 in Rye, NY, his will dated 13 Aug. 1757, “being in a hurry,” and probated on 2 Apr. 1761, only mentioned, but did not name, his wife and children, but his widow Mary Birdsill and Samuel Barnes were the executors of his estate.[62] (See Appendix [G] for a full transcription of his will.)

g. Samuel Barnes, born ca. 1719 in Hempstead, married Sarah Dean, daughter of Nicholas and Deborah Dean.[63] He was a co-executor of the 1761 will of his brother-in-law Isaac Birdsill, of Rye, NY. He died testate in ca. 1782 in Rye, Westchester Co., NY,[64] his will dated 16 Aug. 1782, and probated on 13 June 1783, mentioned his wife Sarah Barns, daughters Debrah Clap and Jerusha Undriel [sic, Underhill], sons Joshua Barns, Stephen Barns, and John Barns, granddaughters Patience and Charity Underhill, and mentions “something in the hands of William Deen, executor to Father Deen & Samuel Deen has in his hands if my Executors can git it.” He named his wife Sarah Barns, and sons Stephen Barns and John Barns as his executors, and his will was witnessed by his brother Richard Barns.[65] (See Appendix [H] for a full transcription of his will.)

h. Richard Barnes, born ca. 1721 in Hempstead, called youngest son in his father’s 1756 will, married Phebe Totten, daughter of Peter and Phebe Totten, of Rye.[66] He was a witness to the 1762 will of his brother Samuel Barns.

         230    vi   Daniel Barnes, born ca. 1685 in Southampton, NY.[67]

         231   vii   Samuel Barnes (Jr.), born ca. 1687 in Southampton, NY,[68] died in 1781,[69] but no probate records were found for him in New York.

 

 

(75.) Mary2 Williams, probably third daughter of (46) Sarah2 Washburn, (30) William1; born, say ca. 1656, married 1.) Thomas Jessup on 23 Nov. 1683 in Southampton, Suffolk Co., NY.[70] He died on 12 Sept. 1684 in Oyster Bay, Queens Co., NY, and she remarried to 2.) John Cole or Dole.[71] She supposedly died after 1714 in Gloucester Co., NJ.[72]

         Mary Williams had one son by Thomas Jessup, and she may have had 3 more children by John Dole:[73]

         232      i   Thomas Jessup (Jr.), born supposedly on 23 Aug. 1684 in Suffolk Co., NY.[74]

         233     ii   John Dole (Jr.), a twin, born on 23 Nov. 1689 in Jericho, Queens Co., NY, died in 1748 in Great Egg Harbor, Atlantic Co., NJ.[75]

         234    iii   Mary Dole, a twin, born on 23 Nov. 1689 in Jericho, NY, died on 21 Feb. 1689/90 in Jericho.[76]

         235    iv   Joseph Dole, born on 5 Aug. 1691 in Newton, NJ, married Hannah Somers, daughter of John and Hannah (Hodgkins) Somers. She was born on 21 Mar. 1690/1 in Somers Point, Atlantic Co., NJ. He died on 2 Apr. 1727 in Great Egg Harbor, Atlantic Co., NJ, and she died on 24 Feb. 1736/7 in NJ.[77]

 

 

(76.) Hester/Esther2 Williams, probably fourth daughter of (46) Sarah2 Washburn, (30) William1; born, say ca. 1658,[78] married Thomas Cock, son of James and Sarah (Clark?) Cock, of Oyster Bay, Long Island,[79] in ca. 1680.[80] He was born in 1658, and died in 1685,[81] but no probate records were found for his estate in New York.

         Esther Williams and Thomas Cock supposedly had at least 2 children:[82]

         236      i   John Cock, born ca. 1684 in Hempstead, Queens Co., NY.

         237     ii   Charity Cock, born ca. 1686 in Hempstead, NY.

 

 

(77.) Phebe2 Williams, probably youngest child of (46) Sarah2 Washburn, (30) William1; born, say ca. 1660,[83] married John Townsend, son of Richard and Elizabeth (Weeks/Wicks) Townsend, of Warwick, RI, and Oyster Bay, Long Island,[84] in ca. 1682,[85] and they lived in Oyster Bay and Jericho, Long Island, and Cape May, NJ.[86] She died supposedly on 9 Aug. 1704 in Cape May, NJ,[87] and he remarried to Mercy Willets. He died on 5 Jan. 1721,[88] but no probate records were found for his estate in New York.

         Phebe Williams and John Townsend had children:[89]

         238      i   John Townsend (Jr.), born ca. 1683.

         239     ii   Richard Townsend, born ca. 1685, married Millicent Sommers on 16 June 1704.[90] He supposedly died on 30 May 1737 in Philadelphia, PA, and she supposedly died on 20 Sept. 1762.[91]

         240    iii   Robert Townsend, born ca. 1687, married Phebe Willets. He supposedly died in 1735,[92] but no probate records were found for his estate in New York.

         241    iv   Sarah Townsend, born ca. 1689, died on 22 Sept. 1711.[93]

         242     v   Sylvanus Townsend, born ca. 1691, died on 25 Sept. 1711.[94]

 

 

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    [1] Bunker, Mary Powell, Long Island Genealogies, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1976, [hereinafter 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; Wardwell, Arthur S., “The Willets Family of Hempstead and Jericho, Long Island,Genealogies of Long Island Families From The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, p. 694: Thomas Willets married Dinah Townsend, sister of Leah Townsend.

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

    [3] Bunker, Long Island, p. 329; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 820.

    [4] Bunker, Long Island, pp. 135, 329.

    [5] Bunker, Long Island, pp. 289, 329.

    [6] New York County Probate, Vol. 15, p. 505-510, copied from original Liber 15, p. 542-246.

    [7] Bunker, Long Island, pp. 135, 329.

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

    [9] Per the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by John D. Stemmons, of So. Jordan, UT, and a long list of other people.

    [10] Bunker, Long Island, p. 329, the date from the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by John D. Stemmons, of So. Jordan, UT, and a long list of other people.

    [11] New York County Probate, Vol. 16, p. 407-409, copied from original Liber 16, p. 382-384.

    [12] Per the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by John D. Stemmons, of So. Jordan, UT, and a long list of other people.

    [13] New York County Probate, Vol. 17, p. 332-334, copied from original Liber 17, p. 337-339.

    [14] All from his will.

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

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

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

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

    [19] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, from microfilm #1761041.

    [20] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, from microfilm #1760863.

    [21] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, from microfilm #1760863.

    [22] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, from microfilm #1760863.

    [23] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, from microfilm #1760863.

    [24] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Kenward H. McKinney, of Price, UT, Edwin M. Puckett, of Hastings, MN, and others.

    [25] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Kenward H. McKinney, of Price, UT, Edwin M. Puckett, of Hastings, MN, and others.

    [26] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Edwin M. Puckett, of Hastings, MN, and Leslie Buirch, of Wallace, CA.

    [27] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Barbara A. Fowler, of Artesia, CA, his birth year given in the I.G.I. birth records as variously 1670, 1675, and 1680.

    [28] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, from FHL microfilm #1761041.

    [29] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, from FHL microfilm #1761041.

    [30] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, from FHL microfilm #1760863.

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

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

    [33] All from Jacobus, “Barnes Family,” p. 89.

    [34] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Frances Barnes, of McMinnville, OR, William R. Phillips, of Memphis, TN, and Doris Z. Barnhart, of Mesa, AZ.

    [35] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, FHL microfilm #s 177993 and 178028.

    [36] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Frances Barnes, of McMinnville, OR, and Doris Z. Barnhart, of Mesa, AZ.

    [37] New York County Probate, Vol. 9, p. 74-78, copied from original Liber 9, p. 63-66.

    [38] All from his will.

    [39] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Frances Barnes, of McMinnville, OR, and Doris Z. Barnhart, of Mesa, AZ.

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

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

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

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

    [44] 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. 14, which gives the wrong month of probate.

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

    [46] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Doris Z. Barnhart, of Mesa, AZ.

    [47] Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, p. 15.

    [48] 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; FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Doris Z. Barnhart, of Mesa, AZ, and Robert E. Nessle, of New Carlisle, OH.

    [49] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Robert E. Nessle, of New Carlisle, OH.

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

    [51] Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, p. 212.

    [52] Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, p. 212.

    [53] Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, p. 108.

    [54] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Doris Z. Barnhart, of Mesa, AZ, and Martha Looy-Allington, of Lake Isabella, CA.

    [55] New York County Probate, Vol. 29, p. 497-498, copied from original Liber 29, p. 452-453; Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, p. 108.

    [56] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Doris Z. Barnhart, of Mesa, AZ, and Martha Looy-Allington, of Lake Isabella, CA.

    [57] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Doris Z. Barnhart, of Mesa, AZ.

    [58] Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, p. 111.

    [59] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Doris Z. Barnhart, of Mesa, AZ.

    [60] Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, pp. 15, 23.

    [61] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Doris Z. Barnhart, of Mesa, AZ.

    [62] New York County Probate, Vol. 22, p. 567-569, copied from original Liber 22, p. 499-500; Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, p. 23.

    [63] Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, p. 15.

    [64] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Doris Z. Barnhart, of Mesa, AZ.

    [65] New York County Probate, Vol. 36, p. 163-164, copied from original Liber 36, p. 133-134; Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, p. 15.

    [66] Davis, Westchester Patriarchs, pp. 15, 240.

    [67] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, from FHL microfilm #s 178028 and 177993.

    [68] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, from FHL microfilm #445949.

    [69] FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Frances Barnes, of McMinnville, OR, and Doris Z. Barnhart, of Mesa, AZ.

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

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

    [72] Per the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Nick Thomas, of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    [73] Her second marriage and three children by it have not been confirmed by reliable published sources or original record research.

    [74] I.G.I. Birth Records, taken from LDS temple records, from FHL microfilm #1760783.

    [75] Per the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Nick Thomas, of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    [76] Per the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Nick Thomas, of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    [77] All per the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Nick Thomas, of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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

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

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

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

    [82] All from the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Diana W. King, of Martinez, CA.

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

    [84] Bunker, Long Island, pp. 123-124, 328.

    [85] Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 750, which also gives a marriage year of ca. 1665 and ca. 1690. The FHL Ancestral File submitted by Kay R. Downs Brown, of Newport Beach, CA, gives a marriage year of ca. 1682, which may be a more accurate date.

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

    [87] Her death date from the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Kay R. Downs Brown, of Newport Beach, CA, however Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 750, gives her a death year of 1698.

    [88] Bunker, Long Island, p. 124, his death date from the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Kay R. Downs Brown, of Newport Beach, CA.

    [89] All taken from the FHL Ancestral File, submitted by Kay R. Downs Brown, of Newport Beach, CA, however the birth order and approximate years of birth are uncertain—the I.G.I. has various approximate years of birth for these children.

    [90] His wife’s name and marriage date per the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Harold L. Bern, of Longview, WA.

    [91] FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Harold L. Bern, of Longview, WA.

    [92] His death year per the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Harold L. Bern, of Longview, WA.

    [93] Her death date per the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Harold L. Bern, of Longview, WA.

    [94] His death date per the FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File, submitted by Harold L. Bern, of Longview, WA.



[A] APPENDIX A: The Will of James Searing of Hempstead, Queens County, Province of New York (1746) *

Know All Men by these presents that I James Searing of the Township of Hempstead in Queens County on Nassau Island Yeoman this twenty forth day of April in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and forty Six being very Weak and feble in Body and prety far advanced in Years and not knowing but that my finial Change is drawing nigh and having at this present time My understanding sound and memory good for which I bless God therefore being Willing to settle My Outward affairs do hereby make and Ordain this present Instrument to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following first of all I commit my Soul to God in hopes by & through the Merits of Jesus Christ to Inherit Salvation and my Body I bequeath to the Earth to be Buried in a Christianlike manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and appointed and as to my Temporal Estate I Will devise and dispose of in the following manner first of all my Will is that all those just Debts which I do owe to any manner of person or persons shall be fully satisfied and paid by my Executors (before any Division be made) out of my Moveable Estate in some Convenient time after my Decease Item I Will give and bequeath unto my Welbeloved Wife Temperance Searing her choice of my feather Beds with all manner of Necessary and full furniture thereunto belonging I also Will and bequeath unto her all other of the remainder of such Goods that is yet in being which She brought with her to me, and her Sadle and Bridle Item I will give and bequeath unto my Sd. Wife Temperance Searing the full and just sum of One hundred and forty pounds of good Current lawfull Money to be levied out of my Moveable Estate and paid unto her by my Executors at the end of one Year after my Decease All which I will and bequeath unto her and her heirs and Assigns Item I will and bequeath unto her all such provisions which I have in Store for my Family’s use for her Support and Sustenance together with all the use of my Dwelling Housen which I now use and liberty of fire Wood to Burn and Pasture for a Cow so Long as she shall remain my Widow with a provision that she shall see cause to dwell in the House but not otherwise and that the same shall be deemed as her full right of Dowry and not any otherwise  Item I will give and bequeath unto my Son Daniel Sering all my Dwellings Housen Buildings Orchards Lands Meadows rights of lands Commonage plain lands or any other lands which I have now belonging to me or ought to belong unto me wheresoever and of what Nature Condition or Quality so Ever and that he shall be immediately possessed there of at my Decease and of Every part thereof (Except what priviledges I have given as aforesd. unto my Wife) and that the same and Every part and parcell thereof be and remain unto my said Son Daniel Searing his heirs and Assigns for Evermore as a free Clear and Absolute Estate in fee Simple (always provided) and it is my Will and desire that my son Daniel doe pay or cause to be paid unto my Eldest Son James Searing or his heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns the full and just sum of One hundred and twenty pounds of good Current and lawfull Money of New York at the end of two full years after my Decease and further it is my Will that in Case my said son Daniel Sering should omit neglect refuse or be taken away by Death before the said sum of Money be paid that then I do Order direct and fullfill Impower my said Executors or any two of them to sell and dispose of so much of My lands in such place or places (as may be Judged by them to be the least Damage to my Farm) as will fully pay this One hundred and twenty pounds unto my said Son James Searing in manner as aforesaid  Item I do Order and direct that my Executors to sell and dispose of my Moveable Estate in such manner as they shall think proper and after they have paid My Wife her Legacy as above Expressed my Will is my Debt be paid and all the remainder of my Moveables shall be equally divided between my two Daughters namly Sarah Fowler the Wife of Jacob Fowler and Mary Williams the Wife of Daniel Williams and to be paid unto them in some Convenient time after my Decease by my Executors and also if either of my Sd. two Daughters should dye before they receive their portions that their parts shall be equally divided amongst all the Children of my said deceased Daughter as the Case may happen. Lastly I do hereby Constitute Ordain and appoint my son Daniel Searing My Cousin Samuel Sering and My Son in Law Zubulon Seaman to be my Executors of this My last Will and Testament giving them or the Major part of them full power and Authority to Execute the same and every Article therein Contained

                In Testimony hereof I have set to My hand and fixed my Seal the day and year above Written

                                                                                                                                                James Searing                                  (seal)

                Signed Sealed published pronounced and Declared by me the said James Searing as my last Will and Testament in presence of the Subscribers

                                                                                                                                                Caleb Leveredge

                                                                                                                                                Jacob Searing

                                                                                                                                                Samuel Willis

 

Probated on 12 May 1746, and Letters of Administration granted to Daniel Searing, Samuel Searing, and Zebulon Seaman, the Executors.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 15, p. 505-510, copied from original Liber 15, p. 542-546.

 

 

[B] APPENDIX B: The Will of Joseph Clement of Westbury, Hempstead, Queens County, Province of New York (1748) *

These presents Witnesseth That I Joseph Clement of Westbury of the Township of hempstead in Queens County on Nassau Island in the province of New York being Sixteenth day of September in the Year of our Lord Christ One Thousand Seven hundred and Forty eight in a weak Condition of Body but my memory good and Understanding sound thanks be given to God for the same and Calling to mind the Mortality of my Body Knowing that it is Appointed for all men to dye and put of this Mortal Body am therefore willing to set my house in order and do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament first I will my body to the Earth to be buried in a decent manner at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and my Soul I commit to God that gave it and as touching such worldly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me with all I give Will and bequeath in the Following Manner and form Item I will and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Wife Sarah Clement my smallest brass Kettle and her side Sadle and also my Negro Girl Named Rose and one feather Bed and furniture thereunto belonging Imprimis My Will is that my dwelling house and barn with all my Lands be sold as also my whole Moveable Estate (Except the particular things above bequeathed) by my Executors herein Named and turned into Money to the best advantage according to their discretion and I do hereby give unto them or the Major part of them full power and Authority to bargain and Sell my whole estate abovesd and their deed or deeds for the whole or any part there of shall be taken and allowed to be as lawfull and Authentick to the purchaser or purchasers as If I had executed the same myself my Will is that all my Just debts be paid in some reasonable time after my decease I will unto my Wife Sarah Clement above named the Sum of twenty pounds Current Money of the abovesaid Province to be paid to her (in lieu of her dowry) in some reasonable time after my decease I will unto my Son Joseph Clement the Sum of Fifty pounds of like Current Money to be paid to to him in some reasonable time after my decease and my will is that all the Remaining part of my estate Shall be divided among these my Children to witt my Son James Clement my Son Charles Clement and my Daughter Martha Carpenter my Daughter Sarah Clement and my Daughter Mercy Willis in the following proportions that is for the said Sons to have an equal share with each other and that either of their shares shall be double to any one of my said Daughters and that my Daughters Sarah Clements and Mercy Willis shall be likewise equal and that Martha Carpenter shall have twenty pounds less than either of them by reason that she hath already Received as part of her portion and if my estate should be Sufficient so as to afford those two Son more than one hundred pounds each then in all the Remainder after they have received the sd sum of one hundred pounds each my Son Joseph Clement above named shall have an equal share with either of them and in case that either of my above named Children should die under the age of twenty one Years and without lawfull Issue that their part or share shall be divided among their Surviving bretheren and Sisters my above named Children in the same manner as it is above given unto them that is for the Sons to be double to the Daughters and Lastly I do hereby I do hereby Constitute appoint and impower my wellbeloved Wife Sarah Clement and my Son Joseph Clement and my trusty friend Samuel Willis and William Seaman both of the township of Oyster bay to be my Executors Impowering them or the Major part of them to do and perform all and every of the Articles and Clauses herein above mentioned and to Act Settle and Adjust all and every Affair that is any way relating to or concerning my Estate or any part thereof as to them shall seem proper to be done for the Advantage thereof In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year above written.

                                                                                                                                                Joseph Clement                                (seal)

Signed Sealed Published pronounced and Declared by the said Joseph Clement as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us

Silas Titus

William Tutis

Marth Seaman

 

Probated on 19 Dec. 1748, Letters of Administration granted to Joseph Clement and William Seaman, two of the Executors.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 16, p. 407-409, copied from original Liber 16, p. 382-384.

 

 

[C] APPENDIX C: The Will of Sarah Clement of Westbury, Hempstead, Queens County, Province of New York (1750) *

        I Sarah Clement Widow of Joseph Clement deceased of Westbury in the Township of hempsted in Queens County on Nassau Island being this thirtieth day of the third Month one thousand seven hundred and fifty, being very sick and near the last period of my life do make this my last will Imprimis – I will that all my just debts shall be paid and my funeral charges out of my Estate by my Executors herein after named and then my will is that all the remainder of my Estate shall be disposed of amongst my children in manner following That is to say I will unto my youngest son Charles Clement the two fifth parts of my Estate of whatsoever nature Quality or Condition to him his heirs and assigns Item – I will that all the remainder part of my Estate wheresoever and of what nature or quality soever to be equally divided amongst my other Children Sarah Clement Mercy Willis and James Clement and to remain unto them in Severalty their heirs and assigns forever my youngest sons parts to be sold and turned into Money and paid unto them respectively when they attain to lawfull age and in the mean time to be kept out at Interest. Lastly I do hereby constitute ordain and appoint my Cousins David Seaman and Zebulon Seaman to be my Executors of this my last Will and Testament, giving and granting unto them or Either of them full power and authority to performe and Execute the same and every Article and Clause therein contained.

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

                                                                                                                                                          her

                                                                                                                                                Sarah  S  Clement                                                (seal)

                                                                                                                                                  mark & Seal

Signed, Sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Sarah Clement as her last will and testament in the presence of us subscribers the erasure made in the eighteen line between the words and (and) the word turned before Signed.

Williams Seaman

Stephen Titus

Samuel Willis

 

Probated on 20 Feb. 1750[/51], and proved by Stephen Titus and Samuel Willis, two of the witnesses. The said Executors by an Instrument under their hands bearing the date the thirteenth day of February last, have renounced the Executorship of this said will, and Sarah Clement Eldest Daughter of the said deceased and Mordecai Wallis, who is intermarried with another of the said deceased’s Daughters by an Instrument in writing under their hands bearing date the Eighteenth day of February last have renounced their Right to the Administration of the Estate of the said deceased and requested that the same may be granted unto William Seaman and Joseph Clement…therefore Letters of Administration were granted to William Seaman and Joseph Clement on 2 Mar. 1750[/51].

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 17, p. 332-334, copied from original Liber 17, p. 337-339.

 

 

[D] APPENDIX D: The Will of John Wick of Southampton, Suffolk County, Province of New York (1718) *

        In the Name of God  Amen I John Wick of Southampton in the County of Suffolk and Colony of New York Yeoman being very weak in Body but of perfect Mind and Memory knowing the Mortallity of my Body and that it is appointed for all Men Once to Dye Make appoint and Ordain this to be my Last Will and Testament principally and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul to God that gave it and my Body to the Earth to be Decently Buried at the Discretion of my Executors and as Touching such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to Bless with in this life I Give and Dispose of in the following Way and Manner  2dly I give to my Son Job and to him His Heirs and Assignes forever All that My Close of Land Lying against Jeremiah Dalare and the Thirty pounds I paid to Stephen Boyer on his Account and Four of my two year Old Neat Kine  3dly My Will is that my Son John be brought up to Learning at Colledge and for that End I Give to him to be sold by my Executors in trust a Hundred pounds a lotment of upland Lying in the Last thirty Acre Division in the Lot with James White Also my Little plowing Close Joyning to Nathaniell Hovell and Jonathan Rayner Also all my Right of upland and Meadow Lying within the partnership of Mariches the Which I Bought of Will Smith and I do herby fully Impowar My Executors in trust to sell all the said parcells of upland and Meadow and the Money to be laid out for his bringing up but if my Son John should be taken away by Death before all the Money be Expended then what Remains shall be Divided with my other Moveables as herein after Expressed  4 thly I Give to my Son Henry and to his heirs Male Lawfully Begotten of his Body my new Dwelling House and Barn and Home Lot of Land with my Right in the Lot Number One and Fourteen Ajoining To My said Home Lot and all my Lot of Land Lying South East of my now Dwelling House Bounded East by Abram Howell Junr. and the Other sides by the Highway and all my Right in Sagg Swamp Lying with Abram Howell and Theophilus Howell and all my Right at Meantauk and all my Right of Meadow in Red Crick Neck with three Quarters of Fifty pounds A lotment of Commonage throughout the Bounds of Southampton and for want of such Male Heirs I Give it to My Son Daniell and the Heirs Male of his Body Lawfully Begotten and for want of such to my Son Job and to His heirs Male of his Body Lawfully Begotten but in case my three Sons should Dye and Leave no Male Heir of their Body Lawfully begotten then as the Law Directs  5,ly All the Rest of my Lands Meadows and Commonage where ever it be to be found not Given in this my Last Will I give to my two Sons Daniell and James and to them their heirs and Assigns for ever to be Equally Divided between them but if either of them Dye without Issue or before they come to Lawfull Age then the Survivor to have his part of the Land  6 ly My Will is that All the rest of my Moveable or personall Estate of what kind or Nature soever or where ever it is to be found Shall be sold at publick Vandue to the Highest Bidder and turned into Money as soon as may be with Conveniency so that it be Accomplished within a Year and a Day and the Money to be put out to Interest for Six in the Hundred rather then Lye Dead for the support and Maintainance and bringing up of my Children untill the youngest of them shall arrive to the age of Fourteen Years and be Bound out to Learn Some Trade at the Discretion of My Executors in trust, And that my Wife and Two Daughters Namely Temperance And Edith shall have Liberty at publick Vandue to purchase to themselves to each of them a Bed and Bedstead and Convenient Furniture and Fifty pounds to each of them of what they See Cause of My Moveables  My Wife and Temperance and Edith each of them shall Deduct soo Much out of their parts in the Division hereafter Expressed among the Children  7 ly I Give to My Beloved Wife Temperance the East End of My Now Dwelling House with half of my Celler and half of my Well with One Third part of All my Real Estate to be at own Disposall During her Natural life she paying all such Dues and Charges which shall or may become Due or payable upon the Third  8 ly all My personall Estate as shall be found at the time of my Youngest Childs Arriving at the Age of Fourteen Years I give to be Divided into Eight Equall parts One part to my Wife One part to My Daughter Temperance One part to Edith each of them allowing and Deducting what they have Already Received out of their parts One part to be Equally Divided between John and Henry One part to Ann One part to Phebe One part to Daniell and one part to James but if My Wife or any One or More of my Children should Dye before they have Received their parts then Wife or Children so Dyeing their part or Parts shall be Equally Divided among the Survivors and My Will further is that all those of My Children as shall be in their non age at the time of the before Specified Division shall have Liberty with the Consent and approbation of their Mother to put out their parts into the hands of such as they Shall Nominate and appoint for their only Interest and untill such time as they shall Arrive to Lawfull Age and that all my Children shall be put out or Bound as soon as may be after my Decease at the Discretion of my Executors in trust and because my Sons John and Henry are in their non age I Do appoint my Friends Matthias Burnet Cordwinder and Thomas Cooper Yeoman and Alexander Willmott Joyner to be Executors in trust to this my Last Will untill my Sons John and Henry both comes of age and then I doe Constitute And Appoint My Sons John and Henry to be Joint Executors of this my Last Will and Testament And I Do hereby Revoak and Disannull all former Wills and Bequests by me made Ratifying and Confirming this to be my Last Will and Testament As Witness my Hand and Seal in the Fifth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George of Great Brittain &c. this Fifteenth Day of December in the Year of our Lord God 1718

                                                                                                                                                John Wick                                           (seal)

Signed Sealed Published and Declared to be his Last Will and Testament in presence of the

Samuel Golston

Theophilus Howell

Nathan Sayre

 

Probated on 3 April 1719, and Letters of Administration granted to Matthias Burnett, Thomas Cooper, and Alexander Willmott, the Executors in trust for John and Henry Wick, on 9 June 1719.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 9, p. 74-78, copied from original Liber 9, p. 63-66.

 

 

[E] APPENDIX E: The Will and Codicil of Joshua Barnes of Rye, Westchester County, Province of New York (1756) *

In the name of God Amen I Joshua Barnes this thirtyeth day of September Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and fifty six of the Town of Rye in the County of Westchester and Province of New York Yeoman being at present in good health and of sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same but calling to mind the uncertainty of this Mortal Life and that is appointed unto all men once to Die do make this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following  Principally and first of all recommending me Soul into the hands of God who gave and my body to the Earth to be buried in a Decent and Christian like manner in hopes of a Glorious resurrection the last day by the mighty power of God and as touching what Worldly goods it hath pleased him to bless me with I Will Devise and bequeath of the same in the manner and form following  Imprimis  I order that my Just debts funeral charges and Charge of settling my Estate be paid out of my moveable Estate by my Executors hereafter named in some convenient time after my Decease  Item I order and it is my Will that my loving Wife Sarah Barnes shall have so long as she remains my Widow the use and benefit of one of my houses where I now dwell at her choice and half the Barn and during her Widowhood the use and benefit of my Negro Girl called Nan and after her Decease or marrying again the said Negro Girl Nan & her Issue shall come and descend to and be to the use of my Son Richard Barnes his heirs and assigns absolutely. I further Order that my said Wife Sarah shall have to her own use and disposal absolutely all my houshold goods and moveables within doors my debts legacys herein given and Charges paid she shall have the one half of the remainder of my moveable Estate as farming utensills and during her Widowhood and also the one third part of the profits of all my lands that did or doth belong unto me be the same more or less during Widowhood,  Item I give unto my Eldest Son John Barnes the sum of five Shillings to be paid him out of my Executors hereafter named out of my movable Estate over and above what I have given him by Deed dated the Seventeenth day of March A.D. 1749 which shall be in full barr to his claim as Eldest Son or heir to any more of my Estate  Item I give unto my Son Samuel Barnes all that my parcel of Land whereon he hath built and improved and where he now dwells in harisons purchase and is bounded Easterly by the main Road northerly by Nathan Fields containing eighty Acres more or less To have and to hold the above parcel of land and appurtenances unto him the said Samuel Barnes his heirs and assigns for ever I also give my Son Samuel Barnes one Cow and Calf to be paid & Delivered him by my Executors,  Item I give unto my youngest Son Richard Barnes all that my farm and parcel of land where I dwell in Harrisons purchase in said Rye bounded as followeth Westerly by the main road & Southerly also Easterly by John Thoma’s land and Northerly by Nathan Fields land containing ninety Acres be the same more or less To have and to hold the last above mentioned parcel of land with all and singular the houses Barn Orchard Meadows and other appurtenances thereon or thereunto belonging or appertaining unto him my said youngest Son Richard Barnes his heirs and assigns and to his and their use absolutely for ever I further give unto my said Son Richard all the remainder of my moveable Estate after debts charges and Legacies given be paid be the same more or less. I further give him my said Son Richard Barnes to him his heirs and assigns for ever twenty Acres of land part of my lot in the oblong called number nineteen  Item I give unto my two Grand Sons Joshua Barnes & Samuel Barnes who are Sons of my Eldest Son Joshua Barnes Deceased all that my Lott of land in the oblong number nineteen Excepting only twenty Acres thereof above given to my Son Richard Barnes to be divided equally between my said two Grand Sons Joshua and Samuel Barnes and when divided each of them to have & to hold his part to him his heirs and assigns for ever in severally as divided and I Order that when Joshua is of age he shall divide said lot in parcels as above given and when so divided Samuel to have the first Choice and Joshua next and Richard after them & in case either of my said Grand Sons shall Die before of age or have Lawfull Issue the Surviving Brother to have the Deceaseds part and in case both my said Grand Sons shall Dye before of age or have Lawfull Issue that what is hereby given them shall come to and be equally divided between my three Sons John Samuel and Richard to them their heirs and assigns when divided in severally for ever  Item I order that my Grand Son Joshua Barnes shall pay when he is twenty five years old unto his Sister Patience the wife of Absalom Gidney twelve pounds New York money in consideration of my Gift to him as above  Item I Order that my Grand Son Samuel Barnes shall pay when he is twenty five years of age unto his Sister Mary twelve pounds York money in consideration of my Gift to him as above,  I further give unto my youngest Son Richard Barnes to him his heirs and assigns for ever all my right in lands unto me belonging divided and undivided on the Island of Nassaw in New York Province be the same more or less  Item I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth the Wife of Hicks Seaman Patience the Wife of David Holsted Sarah the Wife of Joshua Hatfield and Mary the Wife of Isaac Birdsell each of them twenty Shillings out of my moveable Estate to be paid them by my Executors which with what they have already had shall be in full of any claim they have to any more of my Estate lastly I nominate and appoint my loving Wife Sarah Barnes my Son Samuel Barnes and my Son Richard Barnes to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and Disannuling all former Wills by me made or Executors named 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 first above written.

                                                                                                                                                Joshu Barnes                                    (seal)

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Delivered Declared and said by the said Joshua Barnes to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us

Jane Carharth

Ann Kniffin

Jno. Carhartt

 

To all to whom these presents shall come or may concern Know ye that I Joshua Barnes within named being at present unwell but of sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same and have heard the annexed Will read to me this day being the sixteenth day of June A.D. one thousand seven hundred and Sixty. and not being disatisfied therewith in the general but being minded on mature consideration to make some alteration therein do make the alterations thereon as following  Whereas I have given thereby to my two Grand Sons (the Sons of my Eldest Son Joshua Barnes Deceased) Joshua Barnes and Samuel Barnes my Lott in the Oblong numbered nineteen excepting only twenty Acres thereof to my Son Richard Barnes as by the same appears but do now order that my Grandaughters Mary and Patience their Sisters shall have forty Acres out of said Lott besides the twenty to Richard Barnes to say Mary to have twenty two acres and a half a Patience to have seventeen acres and a half to be divided to them by my Executors and when divided to have and hold to them their heirs & assigns in severally for ever, and in case either of my said Grand Sons Joshua and Samuel Barnes shall Dye before of age or have Lawfull Issue that the one half the Deceased part of said Joshua & Samuel Barnes in said Lott number nineteen shall come unto their Sisters Patience and Mary Barnes equally between them to be divided by Executors and in such case one of them said Joshua & Samuel Barnes Dying the Survivor to have the other half of the Deceased part besides besides his own Share  2dly and in case both my said Grand Sons Joshua Barnes & Samuel Barnes shall Dye before of age or have Issue as aforesaid that what is given by the annexed Will to them after the twenty acres of said Lott thereby given to Richard Barnes & their Sisters Patience & Mary’s part taken off the remainder of said Lott to be divided amongst and between my three Sons John Samuel and Richard Barnes & my four Daughters Elizabeth Patience Sarah and Mary in this manner the said my three Sons to have a double portion of said Lott this is double of what their Sisters shall have and when divided to hold to them my said Sons and Daughters their heirs and assigns in severally for ever  In Witness whereof I the said Joshua Barnes to this present writing and annexed to my said Will which I allow ratify and confirm to be as good and effectual to all intents and purposes as if the same had been inserted in my said Will at the first of which all concerned are to submitt to and govern themselves according the date above said June 16th A.D. 1760 NB that whereas my Grand Son Joshua Barnes is now come of age and gone to Sea if he Dyes without Issue Lawfull then his two Sisters to have between them one half of what belonged to him and his Brother Samuel Barnes to have the other half if he lived to have Lawfull Issue this done before Sealing and Executing.

                                                                                                                                                Joshu Barnes                                    (seal)

Signed Sealed and Delivered by the said Joshua Barnes and Ordered by him to be annexed to his last Will which is dated the thirtyeth day of September 1756 as by the same may appear herewith in the presence of us called to be Witnesses

Thomas Hallsted

Stephen Seaman

Jno. Carhartt

 

Probated on 26 May 1763, and proved by John Carhartt, of Westchester County, one of the witnesses to the Will and to the Codicil. Letters of Administration were granted to Richard Barnes, one of the Executors, on 2 June 1763.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 24, p. 73-78, copied from original Liber 24, p. 64-69.

 

 

[F] APPENDIX F: The Will of David Halstead of Rye, Westchester County, Province of New York (1772) *

In the Name of God Amen The first day of October 1772 I David Halstead of Rye in the County of Westchester & Province of New York Yeoman being in good health of Body but considering the uncertainty of this mortal Life and being of a sound & perfect Mind and Memory blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and Publish this my Last Will & Testament in the manner & form following first it is my Will and I do order that in the first place all my just Debts & Funeral charges be paid & Satisfied by my Wife Patience Halstead and my Son Stephen Halstead and my Son David Halstead who I hereby appoint Executors of this my Last Will and Testament  I also give & bequeath unto my Wife Patience Halstead one third part of my Farm and the best rom in my House and two Cows and six sheep and a good hors and Sadle and my Negro man Named Ceasar my Neagro Wench named Moll as long as She remains my Widow And I also give her all my household Goods forever  I give to my Son Stephen Halstead the one half of my Farm that he lives on in Cortlandts Manor to him his heirs and assigns for ever  I give to my Son Joshua Halstead the other one half of that Land to him him his heirs and assigns for ever  I give to my Son Samuel Halstead all that Farm of Land that he live on in the aforesaid Manor to him his heirs and assigns for ever  I give to my Son David Halstead all my Farm of Land in Harrisons purchase to him his heirs and Assigns for ever and that he shall pay all my Debts and if he refuses to pay the Debts I order my Executors to sel a nuf of the said Farm to pay the Debts  I give to my Daughter Sary Hatfield twenty Shiling  I give to my Daughter Patience Hallsted two Cows and a hors and a side Sadle two Beds and Furnitire and twenty pounds in Money to be paid her when she Maries and fifty pounds more four years after my Desease and I further Order that my Negro man called Hanabel and Charls be sold and all my moveables out of Dores be sold to pay Debts Excepting what is given to my Wife and Patience my Daughter and if my Daughter Patience never lives to marey nor Leves no Will at her Desease then what she has given to be equally Divided among all the rest  And I do hereby declare against and Revoke all former Wills be me made

In Witness whareof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day and year above Writen

                                                                                                                                                David Hallsted                                 (seal)

Signed Sealed Published & Declared by the above named David Hallstead to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of Us who have hereunto Subscribed our Naims as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator

Samuel Barns

Samuel Barns juner

Stephen Barns

 

Probated on 23 May 1775, and proved by Samuel Barns of Westchester County Farmer, being one of the People called Quakers. Letters of Administration were granted to David Halstead, one of the Executors, on 15 June 1775.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 29, p. 497-498, copied from original Liber 29, p. 452-453.

 

 

[G] APPENDIX G: The Will of Isaac Birdsill of Rye, Westchester County, Province of New York (1757) *

In the name of God Amen this thirteenth day of August Anno Dom. 1757 I Isaac Birdsill of Rye in Westchester County and Province of New York being in a hurry at this time but of sound mind and memory thanks be to God for the same do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following   I Will and Order that my Just debts funeral charges be paid and then what there is left to be devided Equely amongst my Wife and all my Children and if are one of the Children should Dye without are or before the come of Age then that to be devided amongst the Rest and at my Wifs Deses hurn to be devided amongst my Children and I leave my Wife, Anthony Tripp and Samiel Barnes my Executors.

                                                                                                                                                Isaac Birdsill                                     (seal)

                 her                                  her

Elezebeth X Birdsill             Levina C  King,                    Thomas

               mark                              mark

Star  Tredwell                       Joseph Bloodgood.

 

Probated on 2 Apr. 1761, and proved by Levina King Wife of [blank] King of the same County being of the People called Quakers, the other witnesses at the time being Elizabeth Birdsel, Thomas Star Tredwell and Joseph Bloodgood. Letters of Administration were granted to Mary Birdsell and Samuel Barnes, two of the Executors, on 16 Apr. 1761.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 22, p. 567-569, copied from original Liber 22, p. 499-500.

 

 

[H] APPENDIX H: The Will of Samuel Barns of Rye, Westchester County, Province of New York (1782) *

In the name of God Amen I Samuel Barns of the Township of Rye in the County of Westchester and province of New York Yeoman being in some degree of health of bodey but considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound & perfect mind and memory blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in the manner and form following  First it is my Will and I do order that in the first place all my just debts and funaral charges be paid and Satisfied by my beloved Wife Sarah Barns and my beloved Son Stephen Barns and my beloved Son John Barns who I hereby appoint Executors of this my last Will and Testament  I also give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Sarah Barns the best rome in the house and the black mare and Sadlel and a Cow & a quarter part of my estate in the purchase as long as she remains my Widow & a bead and furniture  I do also give and bequeath unto my two daughters Debrah Clap and Jerusha Undriel to each of them twenty pounds a peace I also give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Joshua Barns a certain tract of land Situate lying and being in Charlotte precinct in Dutchess County & Provence of New York containing one hundred acres to him his heirs and assigns forever the said Tract of land that I had of my Son Samuel Barns, I also give and bequeath unto my two grand daughters Patience underhill & Charity Underhill Ten pounds a peace of money  I also give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Samuel Barns Six pounds of money & I also give and bequeath unto my two Sons Stephen Barns and John Barns all my estate of lands in the purchase to be devided quanteity and quality to them their heirs and assigns forever if they shal pay the above somes which somes to be leaveled out of my moveable estate as far as it will goe & and their lies something in the hands of William Deen the Executor to father Deen & Samuel Deen has in his hands and if my Executors can git it I give to be equally divided among all my Children and if John should dye before he comes of age leaving no lawfull Issue then this part to be equally devided amongst the surviving brothers and Sisters and I do hereby declare against and revoke all former Wills by me made, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this sixteenth day of the eight month comonly called August Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and eighty two.—

                                                                                                                                                Samuel Barns                                    (seal)

Signed Sealed published & declared by the above named Samuel Barns to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto Subscribed our names as Witnesses in the presence of the Testator.

David Halsted

Solomon Haviland

Richard Barns

 

Probated on 13 June 1783, and proved by Richard Barns of Harrisons purchase in the County aforesaid, one of the witnesses. Letters of Administration granted to Stephen Barns and John Barns, two of the Executors, on 6 Oct. 1783.

 

* Transcribed by John A. Maltby from New York County Probate, Vol. 36, p. 163-164, copied from original Liber 36, p. 133-134.