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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 Nathaniel Norton

1749, October 24 Page 357   Will of Nathaniel Norton, Gentleman of Cape May County.

Wife: Elizabeth, 1/3 of the personal and all the interest arising from the money of the children of Ezekial Eldredge, deceased "on account of my becoming executor of his estate by marrying his widow."

Daughter: Elishaba Norton,the house I live in, one acre and two rods of land, a house and 5 acres of land bought of Samuel Crowell to be sold by my executor and 1/3 of the money given to my wife, 2/3 to my son George Norton and he shall have an equal part in the personal estate with my daughters Hannah and Mary Norton.

Executors, wife and brother Daniel Norton

Witnesses: Elias Hughes, Nathan Eldredge, John Leek

Proved: 4 April 1750

Libre 6 Page 363

1750, April 24 Inventory of Personal estate of Nathaniel Norton (ƒ142.0.6) includes a house, 5 acres of land, (ƒ25) cattle, sheep and horses.

Appraisers: John Shaw, John Eldredge