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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 25.--I, SAMUEL JACKSON, SR., of Jerusalem, in the town of Hempstead, in Queens County, July 26, 1778, being weak and infirm. I leave to my wife Mary £500, and a horse and riding chair and negro girl, and £40 yearly so long as she remains my widow. And the use of half my dwelling house. Her horse is to be kept with grass, hay, and grain, and she is to have firewood, cut and carted to the door. I leave to my daughter Ruth £300. To my daughter Mary £250. To my daughter Jemima £150. To my daughters, Letiticia and Martha, £346 between them. I leave to my wife and my daughters, Ruth and Mary, all household goods, including the cloths, linnen (sic) and woolen. And my wife shall make the yarn, not made, into cloth, and the cloth, not made, into clothes for my children. My daughters, Ruth and Mary, are to live with my wife or their brothers, Townsend and Thomas Jackson, so long as they are unmarried. I leave to my grandson, Samuel Jackson, one horse, value £20, and a saddle and bridle, when he is sixteen. I leave to my son Richard over and above what I have already given him, one half of the land which I purchased of Joseph Lockwood and of Thomas and Elnathan Hanford, at or near Cold Spring, in Oyster Bay, to be taken off the north side. I leave to my sons, Townsend and Thomas, all the rest of my estate, lands, and movables, except so much as may be sold to pay debts. I make my sons, Townsend and Thomas, and my nephew, George Hewlett, executors.
Witnesses, William Jones, Richard Jackson, Jacob Jackson.
Codicil. February 17, 1780. Revokes the gift of land made to his son Richard, and leaves the same to his grandson, Samuel Jackson, son of said Richard. And he acquits his son Richard from all due from him for money advanced. Also leaves to his wife Mary another cow and the privilege of a garden. I leave to my daughter Ruth a cow. My daughter Mary being since married, I leave her a part of the household goods immediately. I leave to each of my daughters £50, and to Mary £10 more.
Witnesses, John Jackson Jr., Jacob Jackson, Samuel Jones. Proved, November 29, 1780.
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