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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 Humphrey Hughes

1744-5, February 13 Page 253   Will of Humphrey Hughes, Yeoman of Cape May County.

Wife: Elizabeth, an annuity

Son: Elijah, three tracts of land in aforesaid county. between lands of Ebenezer Swaine and Cornelius Schillinks, joining land of Zebuln Swaine at the N.W. part and 1/3 of my right in the five mile Beach.

Son: Uriah, 3 tracts of land at Nummes near George Stites and Jonathan Forman, also 1/3 of my right in the five mile Beach.

Grandson: Humphrey Hughes, all land upon Cape Island, the tract bewteen Joseph Whilden and Robert Parsons, a tract at the northern most part of the land of Zebulon Swaine, and 1/3 of my right in the five mile Beach; upon condition that he shall pay ƒ20 to his brothers John and Elisha Hughes when they shall be 21. In case of failure to pay the ƒ20, the lands shall be divided equally among my grandsons, Humphrey, John and Elisha Hughes; 1/2 of the rents of these lands shall be used to "bring them up to learning", the other 1/2 given to Humphrey.

Daughters: Martha Fithian and Judith Spicer

Executor: Son, Elijah Hughes
Overseers: Jacob Spicer and Elisha Hand

Witness: George Hand, George Sharwood, Abiel Carll

Proved 4 February 1745-46 Libre 5 Page 240

1746, May 27 Inventory of Personal estate of Humphrey Hughes (ƒ 264.5.0) made by Elisha Hand and James Whilden

1755, October 14; Accounts

Moneys paid to: James Whilden, Elisha Hand, Charles Dennis, Nathaniel Hand, Mary Schillinks, Joseph Whilden, Phebe Foster, Benjamin Laughton, James Hedges, Henry Whitfield, Isaac Nuton, David Whilden, Levi Hand, Jacob Spicer, Mathais Fithian, Richard Stillwell, John Kinsey, etc.