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Major Surnames from LI History
New York City Wills, 1744-1758
Page 298.--Know all men
by these presents,
that I, EBENEZER CHICHESTER, of Hunttington, in Suffolk County,
being the 11 of November, 1750, very sick. I leave to my wife Ruth the
of all houses and lands and goods and money for the support of her, and
the bringing up of my children, while she remains my widow or until the
are of age. If she marries, she shall have œ40 in lieu of dower. I
to my daughter Ruth 1/2 of the household goods when she is 18 years of
and the other 1/2 to my wife during widowhood and then to my daughter
and I also leave her œ50. I leave to my son Joseph my dwelling house
homestead when he is of age. I leave to my son Ebenezer a piece of land
adjoining to Obadiah Rogers' land, being 20 acres. I leave to my sons,
and Mordecai, œ50 each when of age. All the rest to my children. My
executors may put my sons out to trades. I make my father, James
Chichester, and my
cousin, Benjamin Lester, and my friend, Jeremiah Wood, executors.
Witnesses, Ebenezer Prime, Samuel Allen, Samuel Willis. Proved, by affirmation of Samuel Willis, "being of the People called Quakers," January 11, 1750/1.
New York City Wills, 1760-1766
Page 330.--In the name
of God, Amen. I, DAVID
CHICHESTER, of the town of Hunttington, Suffolk County, this 7 of
1764. After payment of all debts I leave to my wife Sarah œ50 and all
goods which she brought to me. "Also my chair horse and riding chair
2 cows, 6 sheep, and 2 shoats, and all the provisions I have in the
And 20 bushels of wheat and 20 bushels of corn and all the flax. These
things I give to my wife in lieu of dower. I leave to my daughter Mary
œ150 when she is 18. I leave to my wife the use of my house and farm
until my son Abraham
is of age, except what I shall hereafter dispose of. And when he comes
age if she remains my widow she is to have the best room in the house.
my son Abraham dies without issue, then my wife is to have œ100. My
are to dispose of all my plain land lying on the Great Plains. Also my
field joining to the road near Benjamin Conkling's. Also my young
joining to the orchard of Thomas Conkling. Also all my land on the East
and my whole stock of cattle and my crib and barracks and all my
utensils and my negro man. I make my father-in-law, Joseph Lewis, and
brother-in-law, Obadiah Smith, and my brotherin-law, Joseph Lewis, Jr.,
New York City Wills, 1771-1776
Page 58.--"I, JAMES CHICHESTER of Hunttington, in Suffolk County, on Nassau Island, being this 10 day of the First month, 1769, far advanced in years, and oftentimes weak and indisposed of body, am willing to set my house in order." My executors are to pay all debts. I leave to my grandson, Mordecai Chichester, œ140. To my granddaughter, Margaret Bennett, œ30. To my grandson, Joseph Chichester, œ60. To my daughter, Abigail Chichester, and my grandson, Peter Buckout, all the rest of my personal estate. I leave to my grandson, Sylvanus Chichester, my house and homestead, and lands where I now live. But my daughter Abigail is to have the use of one of my rooms, and a privilege in the leanto and cellar, and a part of my garden, while unmarried. I also leave to my grandson, Sylvanus Chichester, 10 acres of land lying above Timothy Conkling's house. "I leave to my grandson, Israel Wood, one share or right of land which I have as Patentee in the Government of New Hampshire, in a Town lately patented, called Williamton, near Lake Champlain." I make my loving friend, Isaac Doty, of Jericho, and Jeremiah Wood, of Hunttington, executors.
New York City Wills, 1777-1783
Page 352.--"In the name of God, Amen, December 2, 1771. I, ABRAHAM CHICHESTER, of the town of Hunttington, Suffolk County, yeoman, being sick. My executors are to pay all debts. I leave to my wife Sarah all household goods. I make Dr. Zophar Platt and Israel Wood, executors, and they are to sell all my house and lot where I now live, and also all my lands lying to the south of Maltby Burtises, and after paying all debts, the rest to my wife Sarah."
New York City Wills, 1780-1782
DAVID BISHOP, of the
Township of Huntington, in Suffolk County, being this 14th day of
1781, being indisposed in body and also pretty far advanced in years.
executors to pay my just debts out of the money arising from the sale
my estate. I leave to the children of my brother, Nathan Bishop, viz.:
Enos, Sarah, Unas, and Hannah, each œ3. Two thirds of the remainder of
proceeds I give to my brother, Parson Bishop and my sister, Hannah
and my brother's son, Benjamin Bishop, to be equally divided. The
of my estate, or the money arising therefrom, I give to my brother
widow, Sarah Bishop, to my sister Abigail's son, Abraham Chichester,
Finch's wife Rachel, equally between them. I make James
Noorstrant, of the Township of Huntington, and Thomas Pearsall, of
in the Township of Oysterbay, executors.