- Vital Records
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
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