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New York City Wills, 1780-1782, Vol X
Contains abstracts of wills recorded in Liber 34 and part of Liber 35 in the surrogate's office, NYC. available at ancestry.com
Page 71.--I, WILLIAM JONES, of Oyster Bay, in Queens County, June 12, 1778, being weak and infirm. I leave to my wife Phebe one half of all household goods, including linnen (sic) and woolens, and my riding chair and horse, and my negro wench Judy. I leave to my wife Phebe, during her widowhood, and to my sons, Walter and John, the use of all the rest of my movable estate, and all my lands and meadows, in the Southern part of Oyster Bay, West Neck, where I now dwell, with all the improvements, bounded on the north on the east side of the highway which leads from the meadows of said West Neck, at, or near, the middle of said West Neck, to the Great Plains, by the tenth Great Lot of upland, in the Second Division of said West Neck lands. And on the east by the eastermost limits of said West Neck, until it comes to the lands which my son Samuel has purchased of my son David, on the said West Neck. Also the use of all the remainder of my Plain lands, which I Purchased of Richard Ebson, on Hempstead Plains. After the death or marriage of my wife Phebe, I leave all the rest of my household goods, and my female negroes, to my daughters, Elizabeth, Margaret, Phebe, and Sarah.
And I leave all my live stock and male negroes, and all the rest of my lands, meadows, and plains, to my sons, John and Walter. And they are to pay to my sons, Richard and Jackson Hallet Jones, £600 between them. And they are to be at the expense of learning my two sons some useful trades. And they are to pay to my son Thomas £150, for the use of my son Gilbert, and they are to pay to my son William £100 for the use of my daughter Freelove and her children. And they are to pay to my daughters, Elizabeth, Margaret, Phebe, and Sarah, £400. Of these sums, one half is to be paid in one year, and one half after the death of my wife. From the rest of my estate I leave to my wife the use of £600 for life, and then to my sons, John and Walter. I leave to my sons, Richard and Jackson Hallet Jones, £600, and the expense of teaching them useful trades.
All the rest of my lands in Oyster Bay, West Neck, and my plains in Bethpage Purchase of plains, I leave to my sons, Richard and Jackson Hallet Jones, and to my grandsons, William, son of my son David, and William, son of my son Samuel, except the use of the 17th and 18th Lots in the 4th Division of West Neck lands, with the improvements, which I leave to my wife Phebe during widowhood, and then to my said sons and grandsons. My daughters, Margaret and Sarah, are to live with my sons, John and Walter, and my wife while unmarried. I leave all my beaches and marshes to all my sons. I make my wife Phebe, and my sons, Samuel, William, John, and Walter, executors.
Witnesses, Richard Jackson, Silas Smith, saddler, Jacob Jackson.
Codicil. I leave to my daughter Elizabeth £20, and to my daughters, Margaret, Phebe, and Sarah, £68 each, and to my son Richard £12, over and above what is left to them. My son Richard is to be put to the trade of a Silver Smith, and my son, Jackson Hallet Jones, is to be left one year to learn the Latin Tongue, and then put to a Doctor of Physick to learn the art and trade thereof.
Dated January 24, 1779. Witnesses, Benjamin Seaman, Nicholas Herring, Ann Herring. Proved, January 17, 1781.
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