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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 253.--In the name of God, Amen.  On the twenty-eighth day of June, 1779, I, THOMAS TREDWELL, of Hempstead in Queens County, being in a reasonable state of health; I leave to my well-beloved wife Phebe, two of my best feather beds and furniture to the same, six sitting chairs, cupboard and two tables, and all the linen that I shall have in the house at my death, together with all my silver plate (except my silver tankard), also my best horse and riding chair, two cows and calves; she to take choice out of my stock.  Also, £20 to be raised and levied out of my moveable estate and paid to her soon after my death.  All the above I have given to my well-beloved wife Phebe to her own disposal over and above what I have already given to her.  Also, the use of my dwelling house and of the equal fourth part of all my land and meadow, with the use of the equal fourth part of my barn, and my negro man Sias and my silver tankard during her natural life or widowhood.  All above I give in lieu of her thirds and dowry, and not otherways.

The same tankard I leave to my grandson, John Tredwell, son of my son Benjamin.  All the remaining part of my moveable estate to be sold.  Of the proceeds, the £200 in money already given to my wife Phebe is to be paid, and unto my grandsons, Tredwell Jackson and Samuel Jackson, the sum of £25 each.  All the money remaining over and above, after paying the above legacies to be for paying my just debts and funeral charges; should the money fall short of paying the legacies, then so much of my lands to be sold to make up the deficiency.  And also 10 shillings to my granddaughter, Charity Tredwell, daughter of my son John, to be paid when she is eighteen years of age.

All legacies, debts, and funeral charges being paid and the remaining and undisposed of part of my estate to go to my son Benjamin, together with all my Pattent Right in the Pattent of Hempstead, over and above what I have already given to him.  Also, unto him, after my wife Phebe's death or marriage, all that I gave her the use of (except my silver tankard).  I make my loving son, Benjamin Tredwell, and my trusty brother-in-law, Benjamin Smith, and my friend, Isaac Denton, all of Hempstead, executors.

Dated June 28, 1779.  Witnesses, Benjamin Carman, Michael Demott, of Hempstead (yeoman), and Isaac Denton, Jr. Proved, July 10, 1781.


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