Suffolk County Wills & Obits
Suffolk County Wills,
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Page 492.--Edward, Viscount Cornbury, Governor, etc. Whereas ELLIS COOK, of Southampton, in the county of Suffolk, died intestate, Letters of administration are granted to his wife Elizabeth Cook, (???), 1708.
Page 495.--JONATHAN HORTON. In the name of God, Amen. I, Jonathan Horton, of Southold in the County of Suffolk, being but weak in body. I leave to my son Jonathan my now dwelling-house, orchard and home lot. Also the east side of my north side lots, beginning at the great gate post, and to run northward through the middle of the watering holes, in the said lots, up the hill to a great rock, and from the rock on a straight line into the little pond. Also 5 lots of meadow at Curchoge great meadow, and 6 lots of creek thatch, at the bottom of the neck near Richard Terry's. And 3 1/2 lots of Commonage between the town and Richard Terry's. And 1/2 my right of lands at Accobog. And 8 lotments in Halliock's Neck, Commonage. And 5 lots of land in Calf Neck. And 1/2 of my Dame meadow I purchased of my brother, Benjamin Horton. And 1/2 my right at Plum Island. And he shall pay to his mother every fourth bushel of grain of all sorts, which shall be raised on the said lands. And he is to sow 1/4 of an acre of flax yearly, and to furnish her with one-half of her firewood, and keep two cows for her benefit. I also give him one-half of my implements of husbandry, and my silver hilted sword. I leave to my son William the house and lots adjoining to the land of Matthias Corwin east, and one-half of the barn. And 6 acres of land at the rear of said home lots. Also the other part of the north side lots, west of my son Jonathan's line. And one first lot of woodland lying near Curchoge pond, the land of Henry Case, east. And 3 lots of meadow, commonly called by the name of Captain Tucker's meadow at Curchoge. Also 4 lots of meadow of Creek thatch, which I purchased of my cousin Budd. And 3 acres of meadow at Goose Creek, west to Barnabas Wines. Also one-half of my right of lands at Accobog, and the parcel of meadow adjoining to Richard Terry's meadow. And 3 1/2 lots of Commonage between the town and Richard Terry's. And one-half my right on Plum Island. I also gave him one-half my farming tools, and my new gun and sword and belt. And he is to pay to his mother every fifth bushel of grain raised on said land. I leave to my youngest son James Horton, all my right of land and meadow in Great Hog Neck, and six acres of meadow at Goose Creek, next to the lot of Henry Case. Also a yoke of oxen, 2 cows, one musket, one small gun, one sword and belt, and my executors, "are to learn him to write and cipher." I leave to my grandson, Jonathan Horton, son of my son Caleb deceased, 5 lots of woodland lying west of the land of Thomas Goldsmith, deceased, and east of the land of Samuel Moore. Also my Fresh meadow called the Fresh meadow near Nathaniel Terry's. And the lots of Creek thatch, that I purchased of Captain Hobart, and one lot of Commonage between the town and Richard Terry's. I leave to my daughter Bethiah, wife of Henry Tuthill, 10 sheep besides what she formerly received. I leave to my daughter Mehitabel, wife of Daniel Tuthill, 10 sheep besides what I gave her formerly. I leave to my daughter, Mary Goldsmith, widow, 2 cows, besides what she has already had. To my daughter, Abigail Horton, and my daughter, Patience Horton, each a cow when of age. To my granddaughter Mehitabel, daughter of my son, Barnabas Horton, deceased, 12. I leave to my wife Bethiah, for her comfortable support during widowhood, sufficient house room in my new dwelling house, and her choice of movable goods, and 40 pounds of sheeps wool annually. I make my wife and sons, Jonathan and William, executors. Witness my hand and seal in Southold, February 21, 1706/7.
Witnesses, Richard Benjamin, Jonathan Benjamin, Stephen Bayley. Proved in New York, before Thomas Wenham, Esq., June 2, 1708.
[NOTE.--Gloriana, wife of Rev. George Muirson, was the daughter of Colonel William Smith, of the Manor of St. George, Suffolk County.]
Page 529.--WILLIAM HERRICK. In the name of God, Amen, June the 16, 1707. I, William Herrick, of Southampton, in the County of Suffolk on the Island of Nassau, being of good and perfect memory. I leave to my eldest son, William Herrick, all that house and land lying in Southampton which my brother Thomas did possess, and all the buildings thereon, together with the 4 acres of land lying at the rear of the home lot, parted with a ditch. Also all the west part of my land at a place called Second Neck, with all the buildings and improvements, bounded east by a ditch coming out of the middle of the cove, and so to run up to the outside fence in a direct line from said ditch. Also a lot in Ogdens Neck. Also a 50 right of Commonage. And all the meadow in the said west part of Second Neck, to him and his male heirs forever. I leave to my son Stephen Herrick all that my dwelling house I now live in, and all the rest of my home lot with the buildings (except the premises given to my son Thomas); Also the land in a close called the Wood close, except 4 acres, to be taken off the southwest corner thereof, to be laid out next to Obadiah Rogers close, on a square; Also my close in Halseys neck adjoining to the land of Ephraim White; Also my lot in the Great Plain next adjoining to the land of Joseph Post; Also all the meadow at Shinecock, which I purchased of Isaac Rayner, And all my meadow in Halseys neck, on the south side of Joseph Fordham's meadow, in the bottom of the neck; Also a 50 right of Commonage, to him and his male heirs. I leave to my son Nathan Herrick all that the eastward part of Second Neck, bounded by the ditch afore mentioned, and by a direct line from said ditch to the outside fence; Also a lot in Ogdens neck; Also the 4 acres reserved out of the Wood close, to him and his heirs. I leave to my son James Herrick 40 when of age. If either of my sons William or Stephen die without issue, then my son James is to have their part. If either of the others die without issue the survivor is to have his part. I leave to my wife Mehitabel one third of all goods and chattels, and I leave the rest to my 4 sons and my 4 daughters, Irene, Phebe (the other two not named). I make my wife Mehitabel executor, and my son Stephen when of age is to assist her.
Dated January 20, 1708. Witnesses, Nathaniel Howell, John Howell, Stephen Boyer. Proved before Joseph Fordham, Esq., March 31, 1709, and confirmed by Lord Lovelace.
Page 531.--SAMUEL CLARKE. In the name of God, Amen, this 16 October, 1708. I, Samuel Clarke, of Southampton, in Suffolk County, being sicke and weake. I leave to my four sons, William, Charles, Daniel, and Samuel, all my houses, lands and tenements I am now possessed of, or that shall fall to me in England. I also give to them and to my daughter, Hannah Clarke, all my movable goods, except that my wife Hannah is to have one third, and the use of one third of houses and lands during her widowhood. I leave to my sons James and Jeremiah Clarke, and my daughter Phebe Meaher each 5 shillings. I appoint my wife Hannah, and my sons William and Charles, executors.
Witnesses, Benjamin Woodruff, Samuel Cooper, Abigail Bacon. Proved before Joseph Fordham, Esq., April 21, 1709, and confirmed by Lord Lovelace.
[NOTE.--There were two men living in Southampton at that time, one known as "Samuel Clarke of North Sea," the other was "Samuel Clarke of Old Town." The latter is the testator of above will. His homestead was on the east side of Old Town street, and is now the south part of the farm of John and Stephen Goodale.--W. S. P.]
JONATHAN JARVIS. In the name of God, Amen, the 25 April, 1707, I, Jonathan Jarvis, of the Town of Hunttington, in Suffolk County, being very sick. I leave to my eldest son, William Jarvis, the north half of my home lot, from the north side southward to the north end of the barn, straight up the said lot, with the house and orchard on the same. But my wife is to have the use of the same during her widowhood. I also leave to him one quarter of all lands and meadows, now in my possession, and all out lands and meadows. I leave to my son Phillip Jarvis 10 acres of land joining to Wm. Jarvis lands, in the east neck, and one quarter of all lands and meadows; And I add to this 4 acres of land to be taken out of my right, to be added to my field lying southward on the edge of the Plain, which I have ordered to be 10 acres. I also leave him one quarter of all lands and meadows. I leave to my son Isaiah, the remaining part of my home lot, from the north end of my barn right up the said lot, and one quarter of all lands and meadows; I also give him one half of my two lots at the point, and all the neck gate, to be equally divided between him and my son William. I leave to my two daughters, Elizabeth and Susanah, 7 each. I leave to my wife Elizabeth the use of all movables, for the support of the family, and make her executor.
Dated April 25, 1707. Witnesses, Phillip Ketcham, Jonas Platt, John Ketcham. Proved before Thomas Wenham, Esq., June 2, 1709, and confirmed by Richard Ingoldsby, Lieutenant-Governor.
Page 534.--RICHARD SHAW. In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard Shaw, of East Hampton, in Suffolk County, being weak in body but through God's goodness in sound and perfect memory. I leave to my eldest son John Shaw, all my land near at home with the buildings, and half that piece of land on the other side of the Hook pond, to be equally divided between him and his brother Richard; And all my meadow at the northwest, and the lot of meadow in Accabonack great meadow, next to the ditch; And one-half of my privileges of Common lands, here in the Town Patent and also at Montauket. I leave to my son Richard my piece of land that buts upon the highway which leads to Amagansett, and lies to the southward of said highway, bounded west by land that was John Parsons, east by land that was James Barbers, north to ye Towns Commons; Also that 10 acres of land that was laid out to me by the town to the north of the old Amagansett path; Also 10 1/2 acres of land at a place called the Walnut, the land of the Talmadges lying to the east of it; Also one-half of the land which lyeth on the other side of the Hook pond, And a piece of meadow at Accabonack neck that was my grandfather Garlicks; Also lot of meadow at Accabonack by the Hummocks, in the great meadow, And one half of my privileges in the Common lands here in the Town Patent and at Montauket. My wife Rebecca is to remain in possession until my two sons are of age. I leave my cattle and moveables to my wife Rebecca and my four daughters (not named). I make my wife executor.
Dated October 7, 1708. Witnesses, Joseph Hobart, Phillip Leah, Daniel Bishop. Proved before Joseph Fordham, Esq., May 6, 1709, and confirmed by Governor Richard Ingoldsby.
JONATHAN LEWIS. In the name of God, Amen, this 9 August, 1708. I, Jonathan Lewis, of Hunttington, in the county of Suffolk, being sick and weak. I leave to my eldest son, Jonathan Lewis, a 400 right and a half of land lying in the Purchases within the Patent of the Town of Hunttington, which Purchases are bounded on the east to the eastermost extent of Hunttington Patent, and on the west to Hunttington's old Purchase; and on the north to the Country road, and on the south to the head of the South swamp; Thirty three acres, being a part thereof, is laid out at the north end of my home lot, where my house now stands, and 25 acres of land laid out southward from my house nigh my new field, which belongs to the aforesaid hundreds; And 1/4 of all my right of meadow lying and being on a Neck at the South, called Sumpwans [neck], together with all my right of upland on said neck to the end of the swamp, To him, the said Jonathan, his heirs and assigns forever. I leave to my son John a 400 right of land in the bounds of the purchases above mentioned; Sixteen acres, being a part thereof, lying eastward from my house which I bought of John Ketcham; Also 51 acres of land lying in the Plains near Whitmans Hollow, Together with a quarter part of meadow ground which I have at the South, of what is remaining besides what is above given to my son Jonathan. I leave to my son Daniel, a 400 right of land lying within the bounds of the aforesaid Purchases, And the same quantity of meadow at the South as I have given to my son John, with the privilege to him to have 60 acres of land to be laid out within said Purchase, "my meaning is, that my son Daniel shall have the 60 acres from my whole right, be 20 Hundreds and a half, notwithstanding what is given to Jonathan and John. I leave to my son Richard a 400 right of land lying in the bounds of said Purchase, and thirty-three acres of land whereon my house with all the buildings, orchards, etc., being a part thereof; Also 25 acres in my new field and joining to it southward from my house; Also the same quantity of meadow at South as I have given to John and Daniel. "I give unto the child my wife is now bigg with, if it be a son, a 400 right of land in said Purchase, and the same quantity of meadow at South as I have given to John;" But if it be a daughter, then the said land is to go to my sons John, Daniel, and Richard. I leave to my wife, Deliverance, a pair of working oxen, and a pair of my best horses, 4 good cows, and 69 sheep, now in the hands of Jonathan Scudder and Joseph Platt and Joshua Arthur, and the use of part of my lands and meadows. I leave my movables and the rest of my cattle to my daughters Sybil, Elizabeth, Jemima, Hannah, and Sarah (all under age). I leave to my 4 sons a lot of land lying in the Town adjoining to the lot of Mr. Jones. I appoint Epenetus Platt, Nathaniel Weeks, and John Whitman executors.
Witnesses, Phillip Weeks, Thomas Weeks, Jeremiah Platt. Proved before Governor Richard Ingoldsby, August 11, 1704.
Page 560.--JONAH BOWER. In the name of God, Amen, the 9 May, 1709. I, Jonah Bower, of the town of Southampton, in the County of Suffolk. I leave to my eldest son, Daniel Bower, nine acres of land south of Joseph Hildreth's adjoining to the Woodruffs' land; Also my tract of land which I had of Aaron Burnett, adjoining to Mr. Jonah Fordham's land on the west; Also my one half of my right in a close near the water mill, lying with my brother, Isaac Bower, and not yet divided; Also one half of my meadow at Ketchaponack, Accobouk, and in Sebonack divisions; Also my three acre close of land in Cooper's neck, adjoining upon the north side of the land of Jonathan Raynor; Also a 100 right of Commonage throughout the bounds of Southampton. I leave to my son, Jonah Bower, my house and buildings and right in the barn, and my home lot adjoining thereto; Also my three acres in Cooper's neck lying northward of the land of Caleb Gilbert, And my meadow in Jeremiah Jaggers close next the beach, in First neck pond, And one half of my right in a close near the Watermill, and the other half of my meadow and upland in Ketchaponack, Accobouk, and Sebonack divisions; Also 100 right of Commonage throughout the bounds of Southampton. I leave to my sons Stephen and Ebenezer, and my two daughters Mehitabel and Hannah, 6 each when of age. My son Ezekiel is to have a maintenance, decent and comely, during his life, but if he shall be capable when of age to maintain himself, then he shall have 6. I leave to my wife, Ruth Bower, the use of my dwelling house, and one third of my lands and meadows, and I make her sole executor.
Dated May 9, 1708. Witnesses, Samuel Johnes, Josiah Howell, Dorcas Howell. Proved, November 17, 1709.
[NOTE.--The homestead of Jonah Bower (which was that of his father Jonas Bower) is the present homestead of Edward P. Huntting, on the east side of the main street of Southampton, L. I.--W. S. P.]
Page 568.--RICHARD HOWELL. In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard Howell, of the town of Southold, in the County of Suffolk, being weak in body, do make this my last will. My wife Elizabeth is to have one third of my estate as the law directs. I leave to my son, John Howell, all my messuage or farm where I now live, bounded north by the Sound, south by the road lately laid out, that leads to Brookhaven by the way of the Beach; Also one quarter of all my meadow on the south side of Peconick river. I leave to my son, Daniel Howell, one quarter of my meadow on the south side of Peconick river. I leave to my sons Richard and Jonathan, all my land near the head of Peconick river, with the appurtenances, and one half of my meadow on the south side of Peconick river; Also all my land and meadow at Brookhaven. I leave to my son Isaac all that messuage or tenement where my son John now lives, bounded north by my son Daniel's land, and south by the bay; Also one half of all the meadow at Deep creek. I leave to my son, Jacob Howell, all that land lying between the bay and the highway leading to Brookhaven, by the way of the Beach, which is the remaining part of the allotment where my messuage is, which is given to my son John; Also one half of all my meadow at Deep creek. I leave to my daughter Hannah, 20. To my daughter, Dorothy Reeve, 20. All the rest of estate is left to my six sons. I make my sons, John, Daniel, and Jonathan, executors.
Dated August 24, 1709. Witnesses, Thomas Mapes, James Reeve, Hope Halliock. Proved before Lieutenant-General Ingoldsby, January 1, 1709/10.
Page 115.--ISAAC NEWTON. In the name of God, Amen, the 7th of March, 1703/4. I, Isaac Newton, of Southampton, in the County of Suffolk, weaver, being very sick. I leave to my brother, Ebenezer Newton, all that estate that was willed to me by my father in his will, but he shall give to my brother Caleb all that land which was given to him at Cohansy by my father, and make it sure to him and his heirs and assigns for ever. But if Ebenezer does not see cause to take this estate into his hands when he is twenty-one, and pay the legacies, then I give it to my brother Caleb, and Caleb is not to receive the 20 left by his father, but Ebenezer and John shall have it. I give to my brothers John and Caleb, 20 sheep left to me in my father's will, and my loom and weaving tackling. Mentions mother (but not named). Legacies to sisters Elizabeth and Martha. I appoint my friends Jonah Rogers, and Jeremiah Halsey, executors.
Witnesses, Thomas Cooper, Amiruhama Ruscoe, Nathaniel Ruscoe. Proved, May 16, 1712, and the executors having refused, Letters of administration are granted to Ebenezer Newton.
[NOTE.--Isaac Newton lived at Mecox, in the town of Southampton, and his tombstone in the burying ground at the place states that he was born May 20, 1675, and died March 20, 1703/4. His father, Benoni Newton, died March 4, 1703/4, aged 54. Cohansy is a district in southern New Jersey, and several persons from Southampton settled there very early. Ebenezer Newton removed to Cape May in 1712. One branch of this family is now living at Smithtown, Long Island. --W. S. P.]
Page 254.--THOMAS STEPHENS. In the name of God, Amen. I, Thomas Stephens, of Southampton, in Suffolk County, March 11, 1711. I leave to my son Thomas all my housing and lands, and all my meadow and Commonage in Southampton. Also 4 cows, and a pair of oxen, and a cart and plow, and my silver tankard, and my little gun, and my silver hilted rapier. I leave the rest of my movable estate to my son Henry. If both of my sons die, then the lands are to go to Stephen Johns, my sister's son, except one lot of meadow at Potunk, and if he die then to his brother William Johns. And I leave the lot of meadow at Potunk that goes by the name of Cooks lot to John Cook, Jr. I make my wife Hannah, executor, and James Cooper and John Post, overseers.
Witnesses, Job Sayre, Richard Wood, Samuel Cooper. Proved at Court of Common Pleas, held in Southold, September 27, 1711. Confirmed, February 5, 1711/12.
[NOTE.--The homestead of Thomas Stephens is on the east side of Main street, Southampton, and is now owned by the heirs of George Herrick. His descendants are living at West Hampton, L. I.--W. S. P.]
Page 258.--ABRAHAM SCHELLINX. In the name of God, Amen, the last will and testament of Abraham Schellinx of East Hampton in Suffolk County, being weak in body. I leave to my eldest son William all my land at Amagansett with all the edifices, woods and timber. And one piece of meadow at Nappeage containing 4 acres, and a 13 1/2 acre privilege of Commonage in the Town Platt, and 3/4 of a share of Montauket. And several other small pieces of land which have been laid out to me in said town bounds. I leave to my son Abraham 1/2 of Plumb Island, as it is agreed upon and divided between Samuel Bebee and myself with all buildings and appurtenances. I leave to my son Isaac all my right in the three tracts of land in the county of Westchester which I formerly bought of Robert Walters as by deed may appear, dated April 6, 1705. I leave the rest of my estate to all my children, Johanah, Rachel, William, Abraham, Isaac, Anne and Zachariah, to be paid to them as they come of age. I appoint my good friends Captain Abraham Howell, Captain Theophilus Howell, Mr. Ebenezer White, Captain Thomas Chatfield, William Schellinx, and Isaac Hedges, executors.
Dated March 7, 1709/10. Witnesses, Joshua Hobart, Nathaniel Burnham, John Tubes. Proved March 27, 1712, before Henry Smith, Esq., Judge of Court of Common Pleas.
Page 283.--MARTHA SMITH. In the name of the Almighty, Everlasting God, Amen, September 7, 1707. I, Martha Smith, of the manor of St. George, in the County of Suffolk, being in perfect good health. My will and desire is that my body be buried by my most dear and entirely beloved husband, without any manner of Pomp. I leave to my eldest son, Henry Smith, 5, and to his wife, Anna, 5. I leave to my son, William Henry Smith, all the goods at his house at the South, and all the interest I have in the Whaling designs, that is the whalemen and their contracts, and all the boats and craft, and all the implements of husbandry. I also leave to him a debt of 99, due from Colonel Thomas Dongan, Earl of Limerick; And all the books I have set his name in. And he is to take care of that portion left by his father and by me, to his brother Charles Jeffrey Smith, and see that he is kept to school and brought up to learning. I leave to my daughter, Jean Smith, my gold watch and my bed linnen, and my best Japan Looking glass in the great dining room, and my coach with all its tackle. I leave to my youngest son Charles Jeffry Smith, all my silver plate, appraised at 250, and a gold cane, and my wedding ring and a Turkey scimetar, and all the books I have set his name in. Of all the rest of my personal property I leave 1/9 to my eldest daughter, Mary Heathcote, 1/9 to my son William Henry, 1/9 to my daughter Jean, 1/9 to my daughter, Gloriana Muirson, 1/9 to my son, Charles Jeffrey. I leave to Thomas Helme, Esq., 40 shillings to buy him a ring. I make my daughters and my son William Henry, executors.
Witnesses, Thomas Helme, Daniel Brewster, Dorothy Woodhull. Proved at Smithtown, June 6, 1710, before Jonathan Smith, Esq., Justice of the Peace, being authorized by Gerardus Beekman, Esq., late President of her Majesty's Council, And confirmed by Governor Hunter, June 23, 1710.
[NOTE.--Martha Smith was the widow of Colonel William Smith, Proprietor of the manor of St. George.]
Page 311.--BENJAMIN HAINES. In the name of God, Amen, the 4 September, 1713. I, Benjamin Haines, of the town of Southampton, in the County of Suffolk, wheel wright. I leave to my wife Lydia the east room and bed room, and one half of the leanto, and one half of the chamber over my eastward dwelling room. Also one third of my estate during her life or widowhood. I leave to my second son John, all my home lot of land, and the west room of my dwelling house, and one half of the chamber, and all the garrett over the west room, and one half of the leanto and cellar, and all my outhousing and the rest of the house after my wife's decease. Also a pair of wool cards. I leave to my third son David, my lot of land lying by Thomas Luptons, 6 acres, and all my wheelwright and joiners tools, and all the lumber now seasoning for my trade. I leave all the rest of my lands, meadows and Com monages to my two sons John and David. I leave to my youngest son Benjamin, 30. I leave all the rest of my movable estate to my six children, Hannah, Phebe, Lydia, Joseph, Nathan and Susanah, when of age. My youngest sons, Joseph and Nathan, are to be put out to such trades as shall be thought most convenient for them, and I make my wife Lydia and my son John executors.
Witnesses, Joseph Lupton, Sarah Clark, Thomas Reed. Proved at Southampton, before the Court of Common Pleas, Theophilus Howell, Judge, April 1, 1714.
[NOTE.--Benjamin Haines lived at North Sea, in the town of Southampton, on the same homestead owned till recent years by his descendants. The place was lately owned by Charles Harlow, who sold to Charles T. Barney.--W. S. P.]
Page 341.--JOHN ROE. In the name of God, Amen, the 22 August, 1712. I, John Roe, of Brookhaven, in Suffolk County, being in health. I leave to my wife Sarah, whom I make sole executor, all my lands, messuages and tenements, that is to say, my now dwelling house, with my land, orchard, and Commonage, and all household goods during her life. I leave one half of my meadow to my eldest son John, and the other half to my son Nathaniel. I give my wife full power to give and bequeath, if she thinks fit, 25 of movable goods, "to that child of mine that carrieth itself lovingest and kindest to her after my decease." I leave all the rest of my movables to my grand daughter, Mary Clark, and to my daughters, Mary Corwin and Elizabeth Mapes.
Witnesses, William Davis, John Maxwell. Proved, July 27, 1714.
Page 342.--JOHN REEVE. In the name of God, Amen. I, John Reeve, of the town of Southold in the county of Suffolk, weaver, being very sick. I leave to my son, John Reeve, one half of my lot at Cutchogue, and one half of my meadows at Cutchogue and Acquabauk. I leave to my son Elisha the other half of the said land and meadow; And my sons are to bring to my wife one load of hay yearly from said meadows. I leave to my wife, Martha, all live stock, and the use of that part of my lands which I leave to my two youngest sons. I leave to my son Walter, 10; I leave to my daughter Hannah, wife of Gideon Youngs, over and above what she hath already had, two platters and two basins. I leave to my two sons, Walter and Samuel, all my houses, lands, meadows and Creek thatch, whether divided or undivided, lying between Cutchogue and Toms Creek, in Southold, and one half of a lot of Creek thatch lying in Cutchogue Flats. I leave to my son Jonathan, 10, and to my daughters, Abigail and Martha, one half of my household goods, and I make my wife executor.
Dated December 15, 1712. Witnesses, Joseph Reeves, Samuel Hutchinson, Benjamin Youngs. Proved, April 12, 1714.
Page 343.--ABRAHAM SAYRE. In the name of God, Amen, 3 January, 1711. I, Abraham Sayre, of Southampton, in Suffolk County, being sick in body. I leave to my wife Hannah Sayre, all my housing and lands and Commonage during her life. My executors are to provide for Uriah, the son of Sarah Lyman, till he is 14 years of age, and then he is to be put to a trade, and I leave to him all my houses, lands and Commonage if he lives to be 21. If he dies under age, then to Nehemiah Sayre, son of Job Sayre. I make my wife executor.
Witnesses, William Sell, Obadiah Smith, Samuel Cooper. Proved at Court of Common Pleas, in Southampton, March 27, 1712, before Henry Smith, Judge.
Page 345.--Robert Hunter, Captain-General and Governor. Whereas SAMUEL COOPER, of Southampton in the County of Suffolk, lately died intestate, Letters of administration are granted to his wife, Mary Cooper, August 4, 1714.
Page 346.--LEMUEL HOWELL. In the name of God, Amen. I, Lemuel Howell, of Southampton in Suffolk County, being sick and weak. I leave to my eldest son, David Howell, one half of my home lot, the north end, with the house and barn, and my land at Sagg Pond, lying north of Joseph Moore, and the land at the Brick Kills, and 1/2 50 right of Commonage. I leave to my second son Lemuel Howell, the other half of my home lot, the south end, and all my lot at Hog Neck, and all my land at Mecocks Plains joining to Sagg Pond, and my tract of upland in the last Division a little above Mr. Wick's lot, and a 1/2 50 right of Commonage throughout the bounds of Southampton. I leave to my daughter Sarah 60 when 18. I leave to my wife Sarah, the use of half my housing and estate during her life, and I make her executor. And I desire Elisha Howell and Theophilus Pierson to be overseers.
Dated September 24, 1712. Witnesses, Joseph Halsey, Stephen Topping, Ezekiel Sandford, Jr. Proved at Court of Common Pleas, in Southampton, August 2, 1713. Henry Smith, Judge.
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