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Cape May County Will Extracts


Calendar of New Jersey Wills and Administrations 1730-1750

Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey

Archives of the State of New Jersey First Series Volume XXX; Vol II of Calendar of Wills, Administrations, Etc. 1730 - 1750

Published 1918 Somerville, NJ

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Will of Richard Downs

1747, March 29 Page 149   Will of Richard Downs of Cape May County.

Wife: Elizabeth

Unto Downs Edmons, grandson and his heirs,all lands and tenement forever, he to pay ƒ20 to his brother Richard Edmons when 21.

Part moveables to daughter Mary Edmons and rest to grandchildren, Robert Edmons children, and Randal Hutes children that he had by his first wife Hannah Downs.

Executor: Elisha Hand, Nathaniel Foster Esq., both of Cape May County.

Witnesses: Joseph Cresse, Benjamin Shaw, Obediah Shaw

Proved 12 May 1747

Libre 5 Page 526

1747, May 1 Inventory of Personal estate of Capt. Richard Downs (ƒ192.11.8) includes cattle and oxen.

Appraisers: John Shaw and George Stites

174, November 14   Account of moneys paid to: Elijah Hughes, Thomas Johnson, John Garlick, Lory Hand, Uriah Hughes, Barnabas Crowele, Ebenezer Swaine, Ebenezer Johnson, George Stites, Jeremiah Leaming, Downs Edmons, Elisha Crowele, John Robinson, Robert Edmunds, Zackariah Sickles, Josiah Cresse, William Cooper,John Buck, Mary Edmunds, Samuel Leonard, Elizabeth Downs, the widow of the deceased, Amy Edmunds, Robert Edmunds, Rachel Hewet, Joseph Fancher (who married with one of the grandchildren of the deceased), Henry Young, Elisha Hand, etc., amounting to ƒ264.12.7