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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
1742, September 23 Page 163-4 Will of Samuel Eldredge, Esq. Yeoman of Cape May County.
Son: Samuel (eldest), plantation I live on, lately exchanged with Mr. John Stillwell of Cape May County, also 100 acres adjoining James Page of the place aforesaid, also the southern half of Oyster Point and my negro man, York. He to pay my youngest daughter Sarah Eldredge ƒ10 when she will be 17.
Son: Aaron to have 100 acres purchased of Messrs. John Parsons and Christopher Church (both deceased) and executors to Nathaniel Norton said land adjoining that of John Craford and Zebun Swaine; also 87 acres of Woodland, bought of Capt. William Thinn in trust for the West Jersey Society in England, adjoining the above said 100a cres also the northern ½of Oyester Point adjoining the Cold Spring Creek, purchased in part of Collo Jacob Spicer, deceased and in part of Nathaniel Norton's executors aforesaid;also my right at Gosen Creek and the Cedar Hammocks in Cape May County.
Son: Jacob to have 100 acres purchased of Daniel Mulford, formerly Robert Bills of Cape May County deceased, adjoining Robert Parsons; also the town lots adjoining William Simpkins and Caleb Newton fronting on Delaware Bay. Also my right of meadow, beach and upland at Wolf Point at the Grist Pond adjoining to Richard Stites land.
All my sons to enjoy the lands when they come to 17 years of age respectively.
If my wife shall be delivered of a son, he shall have my plantation at Piles Grove in Salem County, which I bought of Isaac Vanmetere of said county adjoining Harman Richman and Abraham Nelson; if a girl should be born,said plantation at Piles Grove,Salem County shall be sold and the money divided among all my daughters.
Moveable estate to be equally divided among the children after 1/3 is given to my wife Mercy, who shall have the use of ½ of the plantation I now live on; and the Oyster Point,during her widowhood for the bringing up of the children to age 21.
Executors: wife Mercy and son Samuel
Witnesses: Abiah Ross, Jacob Spicer, William Ross
Proved 22 May 1745
1745, June 11 Letters granted to Samuel Eldredge
Libre 5 Page 122
1744-5, March 12 Inventory of Personal estate of Samuel Eldredge ƒ141.10.08
Appraisers: John Eldredge, Elisha Hand