- 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
1739, December 26 Page 459 Will of Richard Stites of Cape May County.
Son: Richard to have all my lands and certain personal items when he comes to 14 (excepting the use of ½ my lands which I give unto my wife Abigail during her widowhood).
Sons: Henry and Abisha, ƒ80 at 21. Henry to be given to my brother Henry Stites until of age and Abisha to my brother John Stites until 20.
Daughters: Hannah, Zeruiah, and Abigail (all under 18 and unmarried)
Executors: Henry Stites my brother,John Stites, and Abigailmy wife.
Witnesses: Robert Parsons, Ezekial Eldredge, Levi Eldredge
Proved 22 May 1740
Libre 4 Page 238
1740,may 15 Inventory of Personal estate of Richard Stites (ƒ466.16.2) includes cash and apparel (ƒ242.11.6), cattle, sheep and swine (ƒ109.9.0).
Appraisers: Elisha Hand, Joshua Stites