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Sue Loder 1999-2006
Janice Brown 2007-2008
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Laverne Tornow

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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 William Downs

1741, July 4 Page 149   Will of William Downs, Mariner of Cape May County.

Uncle: Richard Downs, Esq., of Cape May County, all my real and personal estate,"but if my brother should come to this country, my will is that he should have and enjoy myhouse and my land."

Witnesses: Ribert Edmonds, Abigail Dagg, Francis Taylor

Proved 9 December 1741

Cape May Wills 103 E

1741, August 8 Inventory of Personal estate of William Downs (ƒ77.11.8) includes ¼ of a "skooner" (ƒ40)

Appraisers: John Dagg and Francis Taylor