The Glover name is indisputably of Saxon origin, and was formerly spelled "Golofre", then "Glove" in the middle of the fourteenth century. Some of the oldest documents have been observed to be spelled "Glouver" a "u" instead of a "v" at the latter end of the word.
These families have been recorded in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Warwickshire, about the middle of the fourteenth century . Little if anything has been discovered of the Glover family prior to William the Conqueror's time, 1066, and prior to the survey of the estates, and the recording in the Tower of London during his reign. William dispatched the Heralds out to gather the Genealogies about 1087. An account of the Heralds' visitation is given in Fuller's Worthies, written about the fifteenth century or about the twelfth year of King Henry Sixth, as returned by the Commissioners, A.D. 1433.
According to the survey made in the following Counties, the name Glover is recorded thus:
Among the worthies of the County of Berkshire, Johannies Glover, Sheriff, in the 12th year of Henry VI, A.D. 1433.
Buckinghamshire, John Glover of Kimball; Bedfordshire, Robert Glover of Monceter, Gentleman, Martyred at Coventry, September 5th, 1555; Middlesex-Kent, about 1558.
Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, son of Thomas and Mildred, was born in Ashford, Kent, according to the epitaph on his monument. He died, not forty-six years of age, Anno 1588, and was buried without Cripplegate, London, St. Giles, on the south wall of the Choir.
The names John, William, Robert, Thomas, Richard and Henry are among the earliest Christian names of Glover, that have been noticed by writers. These names have been perpetuated, and have descended like their estate, through many generations, both in the Old and New England.
In 1423 there was a William Glover who is noticed thus: "Friefment of a Budge in the town of Stratford upon Avon, in the second of King Henry VI, being a conveyance of land to William Glover and others."
In 1469, William Glover, in Wiltshire, collected fifty shillings for the charities of that Church, during the week on which falls the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.
Of John Glover we have dates as follows from English records: 1446 - Mr. John Glover, incumbent at the Rectory of Sutton, in the County of Surrey as early as 1454, resigned 1466.
Records of 1416 to 1628: John Glover, Vicar of Dockin in Wiltshire in 1571. After the death of John Glover, Stephen Richmond succeeded to the Vicarage. He was Master of Arts, sometime one of the Fellows of Magdalen College, and became Vicar immediately after the death of John Glover, who died 1571.
1593, John Glover - Page 236, "Charities from County of Kent": Mr. John Glover of this parish gave by will for over, five shillings per annum for the poor, to be paid out of the lands to the Surveyors for the time being, towards mending the highways of the parish, which ands are now in the possession of Mathew Parker.
1685 - John Glover, at St. John's Church, Margate, County of Kent. This church was one of the Chapels belonging to the Church Ministry, in the Island of Thanet, and very probably began building as early as the year 1050. It is situated on the open sea at Margate in Kent.
A memorial to John Glover, a Gentleman, who died in London, 1685, at the age of 56 years, born in 1629. He had a wife Susanna whom he left a nephew. According to the following inscription underneath obit. Mrs. Susanna Glover, his wife, obit in 1713 at age 75; born therefore in 1638.
I the second volume of Stow's Survey of London, noting index, the following is found: John Glover, Church Warden in 1707, buried in St. James, Clerkinwell; and Ann Glover his wife, buried also 1689.
1551-2: John Glover, a patron, resigned Feb. 3, 1551 the Vicarage which is in the Deanery of Stook, County of Surrey. (Vol. 1)
Robert Glover the Martyr, who suffered martyrdom on Sept. 5th, 1555, noticed by Fuller in his "Worthies," had brothers John, William and Thomas and possessed in Monceter, Baxterly and other places in the County of Warwickshire.
John and Robert were married. The name of John's wife was Agnes; the name of Robert's wife was Mary. William was unmarried.
Thomas left Warwickshire and settled in Ashford, County of Kent, according to the testimony of some, and undoubtedly it is correct. His Coat-of-Arms refers him back to Warwickshire. Robert, the Somerset Herald, was probably nephew to the Martyr. He had several children, the names of two only had been given: Hugh, whom he named, it is said, after Hugh Lattimer, who was often a guest at the house of his brother, John Glover. And Edward, who succeeded him during Elizabeth's reign, to Baxterley House or estate.
We find the following in Fox's Acts and Monuments - Pages 814, 817, 819.
The persecution of Robert and his brothers John and William, in September 1555. To this month belongs the memorable Martyrdom of the Glover Gentlemen, in the Diocese of Litchfield and Coventry, in Warwickshire, England.
This Robert Glover had issue, Hugh Glover, who inherited those lands as cousin and heir to his uncle John Glover, in whose time they continued until "John Glover" descendant of said Hugh Glover, by deed dated July 22, 1704, sold the same to Thomas Strong, Esq. He by Sarah his wife, one of the daughters of Louis Agud Gregory of ____ Hall in the County, had one son living in 1788, also one daughter named Lucy.
Sir Thomas Glover purchased Franklin Estate, and he, with Mr. Wakeman took a fresh grant from the Crown in the reign of King James of England, and afterwards by deed, reserving to himself certain Memorial Rights over residue of the Manor.
THE GLOVERS OF MOUNT GLOVER,
COUNTY OF CORK, IRELAND
James Glover, Esquire, of Mount Glover, eldest surviving son of the late James Glover, Esq., by Mildred his wife, daughter of Robert Freeman, Esq. of Balling Gate Castle, is the representative of John Glover, Esq., who settled in Ireland in the middle of the 17th century.
ARMS: Sa. A Chev-Ern between three Crests, and Egal, displayed, arg, charger on the breast with three spots Ermites.
MOTTO: "No Timeo nec Sperno."
James succeeded to Mount Glover estate in a straight line. From Glover to his only son Edward, from Edward devolving on Thomas third son of Edward. From this last to James again, the present occupant who married in 1813. five generations.
OF RICHARD GLOVER: Here lieth the body of Richard Glover, Pewterer of London, who was twice married. He was one of the Common County Council of this City. His wives were Mary and Elizabeth. He died in 1615 at the age of 59 years.
This appears to be the earliest date of Richard Glover.
The next date, 1649, Richard Glover of Waldingham, Chelsham, Surrey, married and had children.
The next, taken from the Chapel at Chelsham, was Richard Glover, 1676a. He departed this life 1753 in the 77th year of his age.
Richard -- Yeoman of this parish, 1772.
Richard Glover -- of Croyden in Surrey, an eminent Attorney at Law, died January 22, 1766, aged 68 years.
Richard, an eminent Poet, Merchant, and Member of Parliament, was born at St. Martins Lane, Cannon Street, London, in 1712, and died there 1785. He was the seventh son of Richard, an eminent merchant in London. He was a brother of Phillip Glover who was a brother of Robert Glover, the Somerset Herald, and bore the same arms.
The Manor of Passmore or Passmere took its name from the Passmore family who settled there in the third year of King Henry's reign. It was sold to Mr. Pink and by him to Jonathan Nunn, Esq., of London, author of "Leonidas." This same Richard Glover, Poet, was in possession of it in 1788 and afterwards. Henry Glover of Worcestershire, presumably the above Henry, lived about the last of the Sixteenth Century; but there is no date in the old book from which the date was derived. He was probably the Henry who was in Lancashire in 1572, and married there about that time.
GLOVERS OF RAINHILL PARISH,
PRESCOTT, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND
Rainhill Parish is situated in the County of Lancashire. It is situated in the western part of the County, and it is from here that John Glover under Governor Winthrop set sail for New England in 1630. The birth and parentage of the original Thomas Glover who married Marjory Dean, February 10th, 1554.... it is confidently believed they were led to the north during the days of the persecution and thereby lost sight of.
William, brother of Thomas, appears to have settled in London and became a merchant, according to the record of the early heraldry. It is not stated that he was a descendant of Robert, the Somerset Herald, whose parents were from Warwickshire.
Thomas had eleven children, Ellen being the first. John and Elizabeth, twins, died in 1599. John, born, and baptized August 12, 1600, became the father of the New England Glovers, and he may have become the first Sheriff of Boston, Massachusetts.
Having made an extensive study of the Glover's genealogy, I am of the opinion that the late Francis Glover of New Jersey, of whom three are several descendants, was the direct family connection of those who settled in Ontario. Also that he was a descendant of those who were spoken of in Hyde Park, Middlesex Co., England, and was also of the lineage of James Glover of Cork, Ireland.
A John Glover who fled from England, started the Tannery Pits in Boston near Bunker Hill.
Governor Winthrop (John Winthrop, Sr.) was appointed Governor of Massachusetts, October 20, 1630. He made the necessary adjustments in connection with his office, chief of which was the appointment of another of the numerous John Glovers to the Office of Sheriff of Boston. John Glover erected his dwelling of logs, at the head of the old Wharf which became of historic interest during the famous "Tea Party." This resulted in the beginning of the separation of the Colonies of the New World, from the Mother Country. The events which followed are all recorded in American and English history.
I have personally read the will of Sheriff John Glover, and also viewed the sketches of his home, and also some of the articles of general use in the home. Have read also some of the bequests set out in his will. He gave seventeen hundred and fifty dollars per year for ever to Harvard University.
It will be recalled there were some very trying times in the new city of Boston, which was the first in the New World -- North America.
History indicates there were wholesale persecutions, strikes and riots. Much of the soil about the new city was tide lands and swamp, a considerable part of which the Glovers acquired.
It is evident the people of that day sought peace, and many chose to begin life anew in other territory and regions beyond.
Morristown, New Jersey, a very good agricultural district, became one of the chosen locations. Morris County, New Jersey, soon began to be settled by Glovers and numerous other families, and from these settlements came many of the first settlers in Norfolk County. These included the Glovers, Culvers, Collvers, Beemers, Smiths, Severeigns, McCalls and others, the descendants of whom remain with us to the present time.
Francis Glover became one of the numerous Glovers who settled in the Morristown district, residing there with other members of the family.
When the war between the Colonies and the Mother Country began, James the oldest son of Francis, the oldest Loyalist soldier, came to Upper Canada as a young man. He settled in the vicinity of Grimsby below the mountain, and fought at the battle of Stoney Creek. When the war ended, he returned to Morristown district, and brought his widowed step-mother and the family to Grimsby. From here, the Glovers became settlers in various parts of the country. They figured conspicuously in the development of Norfolk County.
Several of the other men were soldiers, and became half-pay officers with Commissions granted them by Governor Simcoe. They were also given land grants with their Commissions. They became active in community life and were responsible for much of the early enterprise of the district.
Captain Charles Glover came from Grimsby to the London District in the early part of the 19th Century, and married Charlotte Dietchman. She was the only daughter of Colonel Dietchman, and following the death of her father, she long with her brother John, was adopted by Rev. Jabez Culver of Townsend. Colonel Dietchman was formerly a Colonel in the British Army, later living in Morristown, NJ, and evidently a close friend of Rev. Jabez Culver.
John Dietchman settled in Boston, Norfolk County, Townsend township, and may have given the name Boston to the village, which was located along the Brant Trail in the very early days in Norfolk.
The Boston Baptist Church and the Vittoria Baptist Church were both established in 1804, which made for the new settlements along that route.
Charles Glover settled in Forestville, Charlottesville Township, and James Glover settled near Round Plains, Windham township.
------ D.T. McCALL
From "Genealogical Gleanings in England Oct. 1893"
Roger Glover of London Esq. 9 January 1633, proved 7 August 1634. Daughter Elizabeth Glover
From "The Pioneers of Massachusetts" by Charles Henry Pope 1986:
Rev. Jose or Josse GLOVER of London, who had been much interested in the settlement of Massachusetts, died on the way hither in 1638. Brought a printing press (this was used by Stephen Day of Cambridge, who printed first, the freeman's oath, next an almanac and then the Bay Psalm Book. Winthrop's History of N.E. See Stephen Day).
Rev. Jose Glover made will at London, 16 May, 1638, about to sail beyond the seas; probated 22 Dec 1638. Estate to wife for life; then to children Roger, John, Elizabeth, Sarah, Priscilla; to servant John Steadman; to sister Collins. Land in parishes of Durand and Stone, Co. Kent [Middlesex Files] [Register 38/72.] The widow, Elizabeth, sold land at Cambridge 17 (7) 1639 and recd. money from the execs. [L.] She m. Mr. Henry Dunster, pres. of Harv. Coll. [Reg. XXX, 27, 136.] Suit brought 28 (1) 1655, by John Appleton and Priscilla, his wife, dau. of Mr. G. [Mdx. Files.] [See Humphrey, John] Daughter Elizabeth married Adam Winthrop. [Mdx. Court Rec. I, 103.]
From "English Ancestry of Elizabeth Glover, first wife
of Adam Winthrop": from Waters, I/33 and 772-8.
See Glover Memorials and Genealogies, Boston, 1867, pgs. 560-72
Register 23/I36-7, for full will of Rev. Jose Glover.
Register 30/26-8, regarding his Christian name.
Do not sell this until references are consulted.
Did Rev. Jose Glover marry 1. Elizabeth and 2. Priscilla?
1. ROGER GLOVER of London, England, Esq., married Anne, widow of Francis Barty, who survived him. He became the father of several children and died in 1634, as his will of Jan. 9, 1633 was proved in the Prerogative court of Canterbury Aug. 7, 1634. An abstract of that instrument follows:
Daughter Elizabeth Glover to be full and sole executrix.
Reference to a mortgage made to testator by son-in-law Robert Pemberton, of certain houses in Bow Lane for the sum of eleven hundred and forty-five pounds principal lent to said Robert at the time of said mortgage, on which the testator had recently received eight hundred and fifty pounds. If the executrix shall receive the remainder of the principal money which is unpaid and the forbearance of the eight hundred and fifty pounds which is already paid me during the time it was in the hands of my son John Glover and Mr. Ralph Pemberton, then she shall reconvey the said houses unto the heirs of the said Robert Pemberton my late son-in-law. "And if neede shall soe require I desire my eldest sonne Josse Glover to ioyne with my said executor in the reconvayinge of the said houses the I trust hee will not deny in regard hee hath given me a release." &c.
I give my household stuff and plate unto my two daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah, to be divided equally between them at the time of either of their marriages, and my will is that my wife shall have the use of the said plate, &c., during her natural life, &c.
Reference made to a bond of son John Glover for the payment of twelve hundred pounds to Sir William Hewitt (which he did not pay) and for the payment of five hundred pounds to my daughter Sarah and five hundred pounds to my son Ralph after my decease.
The lease of my house in Drury Lane to my daughter Sarah.
Whereas I have disbursed threescore and sixteen pounds for and toward a ship called the Coslet for which ship I have a bill of sale, my will is that my son Roger be presently be furnished with one hundred twenty four pounds more to make up the same two hundred pounds toward setting out of him and the said ship, and my will is that the said ship be insured during this voyage, &c.
The widow died in 1654, her will of July 5, 1650, with codicil of Jan. 22, 1651, being proved in the Prerogative court of Canterbury, June 26, 1654. A synopsis of that instrument is here presented:
ANNE GLOVER of St. Stephens, Coleman Street, London.
My body shall be carried to Milton Hervy, in Bedfordshire, and buried in the parish church near unto my dear and loving husband Francis Barty, in decent and comely manner.
To my nephew William Portington, the son of my sister Judith Portington, the lease of my house the which I hold of the Right Honourable, the Earl of Bedford, in the Strand, &c., paying the lord's rent, which is eight pounds a year; also the lease of my house in Coleman Street. Other gifts to him. I give also to my nephew Portington one hundred and fifty pounds of the money due to me out of Ratcliffe from John Glover, the which made over to me for fifty pounds a years that his father in Becket he sold, the which my husband Glover made over to me out of Beckett for part of my jointure, being part of my jointure he made in Ratcliffe fifty pounds a year which was to be paid yearly by his father's executor to me as long as I lived, for want of payment the whole is forfeited to me, which is my jointure.
To Sir Thomas Hartopp five pounds to make him a ring.
To my niece Dorothy one dozen of gold buttons enamelled, and six of them with rubies and six with diamonds.
To my niece Mary Hartopp a dozen gold buttons set with rubies &c. (they have them already).
To my nephew William five pounds to make him a ring.
Gifts to sister Rodd and niece Rodd.
To Sir John Rolt my Arras hangings, five in number, and my best cabinet.
To his lady a dozen and a half of gold buttons set with three diamonds apiece.
To my daughter Dorothy my pointed diamond ring.
To my daughter Elizabeth Glover my gold bracelet set with diamonds.
To my niece Judith fifty shillings.
To her sister Susan and Margaret Ten pounds apiece, to be paid to their brother (Judith to be in his hand).
To Elizabeth, Mary and Anne Ebbs.
To my servant Robert Darnton ten pounds of the money due to me at Ratcliffe from my son John and John Glover, grandchild to my husband Roger Glover.
To my niece Baynam twenty pounds due to me from the House of Parliament.
My daughter Seward's children.
My daughter Knightbridge.
My son Anthony Knightbridge.
My niece Elizabeth Rolt.
My nephew George Fitz Jeffery.
My son John Glover, the heir of Ratcliffe, &c.
My son Collins' children.
To my nephew Sir John Rolt the third part of the money due to me from my grandchild John Glover and John Glover that their father did tie over for the fifty pounds a year to have been paid to me yearly, but was paid but one year.
Cousin Robert Tanisse.
My three nephews Thomas, Walter and Richard.
My nephew William Portington.
In the codicil she wrote: "whereas heretofore Josse Glover, Clerk surrendered the Revercon of certaine Coppiehold Messages, Tenements and hereditaments with their appurtenances holden of the Manor of Stebonheath (which I have in Joyncture) to the use of my brother Thomas Rolt, Esquire. Nevertheless, upon condicon that the said Josse Glover and his should pay me fiftie pounds a yeare during my life, &c.
(Register Aylett, I56).
Children of ROGER (I) and ANNE (?) GLOVER (order not fully known):
i. JOSSE (2).
ii. ELIZABETH of the Parish of Blackfriars, London, died unmarried, in 1643. In her will of May 4, that year which was proved in the Prerogative court of Canterbury, three days subsequently, she mentioned, among others, "my brother Francis Collins and my sister Sarah Collinis"; "my mother Anne Glover"; and "my brother John Glover and his wife.
iii. JOHN of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex, "Petter", barriater was possessed of valuable landed properties in the counties of Surry, Cambridge and Huntingdon. He married Joan, a daughter of Francis Dorrington of London merchant, by whom he had Francis, Charles, John, Richard, Elizabeth, Dorothy, Sara and Deborah. He died in 1649.
iv. SARAH married Francis Collins and had issue Elizabeth, Sara and Anne.
v. SUSAN married Robert Pemberton of St. Albans, county Hertford, gentleman, who died in 1629 there baptized Dec. 23, 1566, a son of Roger Pemberton of that place, by his wife Elizabeth, a daughter of Ralph Moore. Mr. Robert Pemberton died in 1628 and was burried in St. Albans, May 29. In his will of May 25, 1628, which was proved in the Prerogative court of Canterbury, July 3, following, he named, among others, "my brother-in-law John Glover of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex, Esq.", "my father-in-law Roger Glover, my wife Susan" and "my three children Roger, Robert and Elizabeth."
2. REV. JOSE GLOVER of London, England, married Elizabeth__ and became the father of two sons and three daughters. The family sailed for New England in 1638, but before reaching these shores the husband and father died at sea. His will of May 16, 1638, drawn before he began his voyage, was proved in the prerogative court of Canterbury, December 22, following, by Richard Daveys one of the executors, power being reserved for John Harris, another executor. The following is an abstract of that instrument:
Jose Glover of London, being by the providence of God forthwith to embark myself for for some parts beyond the seas. To my dear and loving wife, all my estate, &c., both in New England and Old England, for life, she to maintain and liberally educate all my children. After her decease the property to go to my two eldest sons Roger and John, equally. To my three daughters Elizabeth, Sarah and Priscilla, four hundred pounds apiece (then follows a reference to a decree and order of the court of chancery), my three daughters to release to Edmond Davyes, Esq., and Thomas Younge, merchant of London, at day of marriage or arrival of full age, all their interests, &c., in tenements, &c., in Dorenth (should be Darent) and Stone, in county Kent, &c.
To my ancient, faithful servant John Stidman fifty pounds.
To all my brothers and sisters that shall be living (except my sister Collins) five pounds.
To my friends Mr. Joseph Davies and wis wife five pounds apiece.
The executors to be John Harris my loving uncle, warden of the College of Winchester, and Richard Davies, my ancient, loving friend.
The witnesses were E. Davies, Joseph Davyes, Thomas Yongs, Samuel Davyes and John Davyes. (Register Lee, 1767).
The widow married for her second husband and as his second wife, in 1644, Henry Dunster of Cambridge, Mass., first President of Harvard College. During his later years he preached in Scituate and there died in 1659. His heart's desire was to be buried in Cambridge where, as he wrote in his will, lay the remains of some of his babes, his widow died in 1690.
Children of REV. JOSSE (2) and ELIZABETH___ GLOVER.
ii. JOHN, Sudbury, d. London, England intestate and S.P.
iii. ELIZABETH (3).
iv. SARAH mar. Deane Winthrop of Boston and died 16 Mar 1704.
v. PRISCILLA, born in England, married in 1651, Capt. John Appleton of Ipswich.
3. ELIZABETH GLOVER, born in England, married as his first wife probably in Feb 1642, Adam Winthrop, born in Groton, County Suffolk, England, April 7 and bapt. 9 1620, a son of Gov. John Winthrop the elder by his third wife Martha Tyndal. After his wife's death Mr. Winthrop married Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Thomas and Mary __ Hawkins of Boston. Adam Winthrop died Aug. 24, 1652, aged 32 years. His widow married, May 3, 1654, Major and Hon. John Richards, then of Boston. After her death, Nov. 1, 1691, he married, Sept. 1, 192, Ann Winthrop, born in New London, Connecticut, a daughter of Gov. John Winthrop ...
Mrs. Richards died Jun 27, 1704
New York Hist. Society, Collections, 1892 Vol. I 1665-1707
Abstracts of Wills on file in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York
NY Wills Liber 1-2. Page 344. ROBERT GLOVER, Antigua, "mariner" being very sick. Leaves to his two sons, Robert and Thomas, "all my silver and gold, coyned and in dust." To son Charles in Jamaica, L50. Makes Captain John Perry, of Antigua, and Robert Allison, executors, to whom all the rest is left for the use of the children.
Dated at "Island St. Mary, nigh to the Island of Madigascar" September 5, 1697. Witnesses, Samuel Taylor, Thomas Hall, Wm. Durhans. Proved 1700.
NY Wills Liber 5-6. Page 231. RICHARD GLOVER. "In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard Glover, Commander of the Brigantine 'Amity,' now riding in the Road at Barbadoes, being in good health." Leaves one half of his estate to his wife Mary, and the other half to his two children, Richard and Elizabeth, and makes his wife sole executrix.
Dated August 18, 1696. Witnesses, Randall Stredts, Thomas Thornhill, John Pye.
New York Hist. Society, Collections, 1894 Vol. III 1730-1744
Abstracts of Wills and Other Documents
Recorded in New York Surrogate's Office
PG. 17, PG. 65
"The last will and testament of Ichabod HOPKINS, of Oyster Bay, in Queens County, made the 17th day of the first month called March, in the year of our Lord 1726/7". I being now, through God's mercy, in health. I desire that my son Thomas shall pay all my debts. I leave to my son, Daniel, my small gun, and to my son, Thomas, my long gun. I leave to my sons Daniel and Thomas all my wearing apparel, and my cart, plough, and gear, and my carpenter tools, and all my instruments of husbandry. All the rest of my movable estate is left to my four daughters, Elizabeth, Sarah, Dinah, and Ann. And as concerning my lands, my will is that a straight line be run, beginning about four rods south of my barn, and thence due north through the middle of my barn, and so the same course to the north side of my land. All on the west side of the line shall be to my son Thomas, extending west to the highway that leadeth from the Little Plains to Musketo Cove. I also give to my son Thomas, the breadth of 30 rods of the northenmost of my land, beginning westward by the said line and running eastward as far as my land extendeth. Also 1/2 of my meadow or swampy ground, lying on the west side of the aforesaid highway. I leave to my son Daniel all lands except as above, and he is to pay L40 to my four daughters, and my son Thomas is to pay the same. So long as my daughters remain unmarried they shall have the use of my easternmost fire room, and my son Thomas shall keep it in repair, and find them fire wood carted to the door, and they shall have apples out of my orchard, for their own eating, "such as they shall see cause to gett, when they are in the orchard to be had." If the sons neglect to pay the sums, then the executors have power to sell land for the same. I make my son Daniel, and my brother, Thomas Kirby, and John Carpenter and Thomas Carpenter, of Oyster Bay, executors.
Witnesses, Adrian Barmore, Benjamin Underhill, Thomas Pearsall. Proved in Hempstead, before George Clarke, Esq., February 25, 1730/1.
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Page 1 - in the name of God, Amen. I, William Brown, of the town of Southold, in Suffolk County, being of perfect mind. I leave to my loving and well beloved wife, Katharine Brown, all my monies, cattle, sheep, and horsekind and fowl, and household goods, and the use of 1/3 of all my land and meadows, housing and orchard, and also firewood and fencing so long as she remains my widow, except 1 yoke of oxen, and my farming tools. I leave to my eldest son William L20, and to my sons Walter, Silvanus, David and Elijah each L10. I leave to my son, Thomas Brown, all my houses, lands, and meadows in the town of Southold, 2/3 to them after my decease, and 1/2 after the death of my wife; Also a yoke of oxen and all my farming tools, and I make my son Thomas and my wife executors.
Dated March 4, 1726. Witnesses, Charles GLOVER, Charles GLOVER, Jr., Uriah GLOVER.
William Cosby, Esq., Captain-General and Governor-in Chief over the Provinces of New York and New Jersey. To all to whom these presents shall come. Know ye that in Suffolk County, on the 26 day of February, 1732, the will of William Brown of Southold, was proved, and the executors confirmed.
Pg. 370 - ABSTRACTS OF WILLS
LIBER 14, Page 294
In the name of God, Amen. I, Samuel Beebee, of Southold, in Suffolk County. All debts are to be paid by executors. I leave to my youngest son, James Beebee, all that my land and meadow lying in Southold, with all buildings and orchards, also my desk. I leave to my daughter, Mary Clarke, 50 sheep out of my flock on Plumb Island, also the feather bed I lent to her. I leave to my daughter, Patience Beebee, all my neat cattle and swine on Plumb Island, or at the Oyster Ponds, also a negro boy "Josiah". I leave to my grand-daughter, Sarah Newbury, a feather bed and furniture, and to my grand-daughter, Hannah King, daughter of David King, all the household things which I lent to her mother. All the rest of my movable estate and book debts, I leave to my children, Samuel, James, Elizabeth Newberry, Mary Clarke, Bathshea King, Rebecca Brown, Patience Beebee, and Hannah King, daughter of Hannah King, deceased. I make my sons Samuel and James, and my daughter Patience, executors.
Dated November 18, 1741
Witnesses: John Petty, Jeremiah Vail, Josiah GLOVER
Proved: July 26, 1742
New York Hist. Society, Collections, 1895 Vol. IV 1744-1753
Abstracts of Wills on file in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York
NY Wills Liber 15. Page 441. In the name of God, Amen. I, Daniel Peaty, of the town of Southold, in Suffolk County, being in perfect mind. I leave to my wife Jemima all my lands and meadows and movable estate during the term of seven years, provided she remains my widow, except one horse and a pair of cattle. I leave to my son Joseph Peaty, all my farming tackling. At the end of the seven years, I give 2/3 of my movable estate to my 4 daughters, Experience, Jemima, Mary, and Hannah, when they are eighteen years of age. My son Joseph is to pay to my son James L30 when he is of age. I make my wife and my brother John Peaty executors.
Dated: July 29 1745
Witnesses, John Terry, Jonathan King, Charles GLOVER, Sr.
Proved: September 3, 1745.
(NOTE: The name, no doubt, should be Petty, as it is usually spelled, WSP)
NY Wills Liber 16. Page 426. In the name of God, Amen. I, Jeremiah Vaill, of Southold, in Suffolk County, being sick. I leave to my wife Elizabeth, 1/2 of household goods and my negro girl "Hagar" and the improvement of the farm on which I now dwell and such part of the stock as my executors shall think fit to keep, for the bringing up of the children until my eldest son, Jeremiah, comes of age. I leave to my eldest son, Jeremiah Vaill, all my houses and lands, "except my Ralph lot, bounded west by Daniel Petty, deceased, and east by John Terry." This lot my executors are to sell to the highest bidder and the money put at interest until my second son, Thomas, is of age, at which time my executors shall pay him L10. All the rest of my personal property is to be divided among all my children, except my eldest son. I leave to my son, Jeremiah Vaill, 1 yoke of oxen, 2 cows and all farming utensils, and when he is 23 years of age he is to pay to my brother, Gamaliel Vaill, L15 and L5 to my children. I make Joshua Youngs and Jonathan Terry, executors.
Dated: October 12, 1748.
Witnesses: John Terry, Charles GLOVER, Samuel Tuthill
Proved: November 24, 1748
NY Wills - Liber 16. Page 428. In the name of God, Amen. I, William Albertson, of the town of Southampton, clothier, being sick (items omitted).... I leave to my son William, all that part of my land lying at the place called the Ponds, formerly in possession of William Coleman; beginning at the bound tree eastward, which stands between me and Daniel Horton and running west by the Kings Road, "to the bound tree that stands between me and GLOVER." I leave to my son Richard all that part of my lands at the Ponds which was formerly in possession of William Coleman, south of the Country road, and beginning at the bound tree .... My land at Goshen in Orange County is to be sold by my executors..