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Samuel Jackson (1684-1738), son of Col. John Jackson and Elizabeth Seaman  


In the name of God, Amen. I, SAMUEL JACKSON, of Hempsted, in Queens County, being very sick.  April 22, 1728.  I leave to my son Isaac, the north west part of the farm I dwell on with the house and buildings. The bounds to begin at the north west corner, by the lane that parts the Seamans tract of land and mine, and so to run down southerly on the east side of the road that leads to South, till it cometh to the fence that parts my brother John Jackson's land and my land, and then to run east to the first cross fence, that runs north and south, and then to run northerly as the fence stands, till it cometh to the end of the fence, to the north side of my brother John Jackson's, land, and then to run east by said land, and then westward by the south side said road to beginning.

I leave to my son Thomas, the tract of land lying eastward of the land left to my son Isaac.  To begin on the west side thereof, at the lane that divides the Seaman's land and mine, at the fence on the east side of my son Isaac's land, and to run down south as the fence stands till it cometh to the fence that parts my brother John's land and mine, and then east as the fence stands, to the end thereof, and then on a due east line to the east side of my tract of land, and then to run north, as my land runs, till it cometh to the north end of my land, and then to run west, according to the dimensions of the Card, or Survey, by the path to the beginning.

I leave to my son Samuel, the north part of my tract of land, with my house standing thereon, that I have between my brother, John Jackson's, land and Joshua Barnes land. Beginning on the north west corner thereof, next to the road, and running on the east side of the road to South, till it cometh to the fence that stands on the south side of the Orchard, and then to run east as the fence stands till it cometh to the east end of it, and then to run a due east line till it cometh to the bounds between my brother John's land and mine, and then north, by my brother John's bounds, till it meets with our east and west bounds, and then west to the first mentioned bounds.

I leave to my son Richard, all the remainder of my tract of land lying between Joshua Barnes and the land left to my son Samuel, bounded west by the road, south by Joshua Barnes, east by land of my brother John, and north by the land left to my son Samuel.  Also another piece of land lying on the east end of Joshua Barnes homestead, bounded west by Joshua Barnes, east by Joshua Barnes, and containing 34 acres, 148 rods.  Also all that piece or slip of land lying on the Great Neck, east of the Eight Acre Lots, and west of the path to South.  Also the south part of the equal half of a piece of land above the Eight Acre Lots, lying between the Eight Acre Lots and Joshua Barnes land.

I leave to my sons, Samuel and Richard, a tract of land and swamp in Jerusalem Swamp.  Beginning at the west side of the road that leads to South at John's south bounds, and running along the bounds across the swamp to the south west corner of John's land, then along the bounds between John's land and mine up the swamp northward, by a line of marked trees, 30 rods, from thence a west line, across my tract of land into Birdsall's swamp.  And all the land I have on the south side of that line, in that tract of land shall be equally divided between my sons, Samuel and Richard.  And Samuel is to have the north half.

And all the land that I have on the north side of the said line on the said neck, and also a small piece of land that I have on the east thereof, and bounded by the road to South, on the east side thereof, I leave to my son Isaac.

I leave to my sons, Samuel and Richard, all that equal half of a certain tract of land owned by my brother John and myself, which is a piece of land which lyeth in the fork of the Great Neck swamp and Little Neck swamp.

I leave to my son Samuel my piece of land lying upon the Half Neck, bounded south and west by Benjamin Seaman, north by Joshua Barnes, east by Seaman's Swamp.

I leave to my son Samuel all that uppermost west half of upland that I have in the Great Neck, bounded north by the neck fence, east by fence, west by the path down the Neck.

I leave to my sons, Richard and Thomas, my upper middle field on the Great Neck, bounded north by the Neck fence, west by the fence that parts the field left to my son Samuel, and the middle field; and east to the east fence of the middle field.

I leave to my son Richard, the west half of the middle field, and to my son Samuel the east half.

I leave to my son Isaac my uppermost east field on the Great Neck, bounded west by the fence of the middle field, north by the Neck fence, east by the Vly of meadow.

All of which lots left to my sons are to extend down south so far, and no farther, than to leave a piece of upland all across my land next to the meadow, to make the pieces of upland of my sons, Richard and Thomas, equal to my son Samuel.  And the said piece across the neck is to be divided between my sons, Richard and Thomas, and for my sons, Samuel and Isaac, each a stack yard.  The rest of my salt and fresh meadows on the Great Neck.

I leave to my four sons, to be laid out in lots; and Samuel is to have the west lot, and Richard the lot next east, and Thomas to have the next, and Isaac to have the east lot.

I leave to my wife the use of the above lands, and a bed and furniture, and a chest and a round table, and trunks that she brought with her.  And £3, 10s., to buy a cupboard, and a horse and saddle and a negro man.  To each of my sons when of age, 2 horses, oxen, and cows.

My son Samuel is to pay to his sister Ruth, £20, and my son Richard shall pay the same.  My son Thomas is to pay to his sister Abigail, £20, and Isaac is to pay to my daughter Jemima, £20.  All the rest of my lands I leave to my four sons, except 8 acres in the Hills in the north woods, which are to be sold, and the proceeds to be paid to my wife Abigail, and my daughters, Ruth, Jemima, Jerusha, and Abigail, and they are to have the rest of my movables.

I make my brother, James Jackson, and my brother-in-law, John Seaman, executors.

Witnesses, James Seaman, Nathaniel Seaman, William Willis. Proved, (???), 1728.

Abstracts of Unrecorded Wills, Vol XI, Prior to 1790
 


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