From The New York Historical Society Collections, this 1901 volume features abstracts of wills on file in the Surrogates Office, City of New York, from 1780-1782.
Bibliographic Information: Abstracts of Wills Vol X 1780-1782, The New York Historical Society, 1901.
Page 141.--These Presents witnesseth this twentieth day of May, 1782, that I, HANNAH BURTIS, of Hempstead, Queens County, widow, make this will. My estate, real and personal, to be sold by my executors (except what is herein given away). All my debts to be paid. I leave to my daughter, Marget Mott, all the provisions that I have in my house, or grain on the ground, or meat that may be fatting for my family's use. Unto my granddaughter, Elizabeth Mott, daughter of my daughter Marget, one chest; all the remainder of my estate unto my five daughters, Mary Weeks, Phebe Watts, Marget Mott, Jean Mott, and Martha Tattersall in equal shares; excepting œ20, which is for Marget Mott. I make Samuel Titus, executor, and my daughter Marget, executrix.
Witnesses, Jehu Mott, Ruth Mott, Jehu Mott, 3d, of Hempstead, yeoman. Proved, November 10, 1782.
Page 173.--I, RICHARD MOTT, of Herricks, in the Township of Hempstead, in Queens County, being this 12th day of the eighth month, 1779, in a weak state of health. I order my executors to collect all my moneys due to me, and with the same to pay all my just debts, funeral charges and incidental expenses that may happen in executing my will and testament. I leave all my wearing apparel to my brother, Samuel Seaman Mott; my bed and furniture to my sister, Sarah Manlove; to my executors the sum of œ4 to be paid into the hands of the Treasurer of the monthly meeting of Friends at Westbury for the use of said meeting; all the remainder of my estate not heretofore willed I leave to the children of my brother, Seaman Mott, to the children of my sister, Sarah Manlove, and to the children of my sister, Elizabeth Seaman, to be equally divided among them, and to be possessed thereof when they arrive respectively to the age of twenty-one years, or their respective days of marriage. I desire my executors to put each "Legates" part out at interest for their advantage. I make my kinsman, Jiles Seaman, and Richard Seaman, sons of my uncle, Jiles Seaman, of Oysterbay and County aforesaid, executors, and that my executors be reasonably paid for their time, trouble, and expense in its execution.
Witnesses, Thomas Pearsall, John Searing, yeoman, Sarah Lake, spinster. Proved, July 28, 1780.
Page 110.--The thirtieth day of the eighth month, 1765. I, RICHARD MOTT, of Hempsted, Queens County, on Nassau Island. Give to well-beloved wife, Phoebe Mott, two cows, best bed and furniture, one hog, all my Puter, and all my Grain and Indian corn to be at her disposal. All the rest of my household goods, a Loom and Tackling, as long as she remains my widow, and no longer. All my stock of cattle, my "mear," sheep, swine, and farming utensils, to be sold by executors. Empower them to pay debts and funeral charges, and to use residue for bringing up my children. To my wife use of house and land, while my widow, in lieu of her thirds and dowry. At her marriage or death then to be sold and proceeds to be given to my children as followeth: the child that my wife is now like to have, I give the sum of œ10; the remainder to my daughter Amy and my son James, James to have œ20 more than Amy. If either of my children should die before they come of lawful age, or without lawful issue, then his, her, or their part to be divided among the survivors. I make my brother, John Mott, and Edmon Smith, executors.
Witnesses, James Rainer, James Smith, yeoman, Samuel Mott. Proved, March 25, 1776.
Page 211.--Know all men by these presents that I, JOHN MOTT, of Cowneck in the Township of Hempstead in Queens County, being this 28th day of the second month, 1773, well in health of body. All my real and personal estate, both lands and moveables, to be sold as soon as convenient after my decease. The proceeds, all moneys due to me upon Bonds and otherways to be collected; with the same my just debts, funeral charges and incidental expenses in executing this will, or that may otherwise happen, to be paid. The residue of my estate to be for uses and purposes after mentioned. Whereas, my brother Edmond Mott has been and is at this time in a "Delarious" unsettled condition of mind, not of a capacity fit to have the Disposal of any Temporal Enjoyments, therefore my executors are to assist and support him out of my estate as long as he continues in this unsettled state of mind. Should he recover his understanding and come to right state of mind, and my executors should judge him of a fit Capacity to have the Disposal of what I have committed to their Trust, he is to have all my estate then in trust (except, as I am at this time possessed of a negro man named Hance, who has been for some time at his Liberty respecting Slavery, notwithstanding what is above written, the negro man to be continued his Liberty, and brought under no restraint as to Slavery; my executors to have the care and oversight of him, and also keep and retain such a part of my estate in their hands as they shall think proper for his support should he become necessitous). After the death of my brother, and the death of the negro Hance, and all charges paid respecting them, then all remaining in the hands of my executors to go as follows: Unto each of my executors œ50; and œ100 to the use of the poor belonging to the Society of Friends within the Province of New York, or otherways to be disposed of as the Yearly Meeting of Friends within said Province shall think proper. The residue of my estate to go to my niece, Margaret Smith, wife of Melancton Smith, and Richard Sands and Adam Mott, both of Cowneck in said Town and County, my executors.
Witnesses, John Willis and Stephen Mott (Quakers and yeomen), and Elizabeth Mott. Proved, March 16, 1781.
Page 155.--These presents witnesseth this sixth day of the ninth month, in the year of Christ, 1775, that I, SAMUEL MOTT, of Hempsted, in Queens County, on Nassau Island, carpenter. My executors are to sell all my moveable estate, except such things as I shall hereafter give away, and pay all my just debts and funeral charges, and if any remain from the sale thereof I give to my son John. I leave to the children of my son Richard, that is "Amay" and James, and to such a child, or children, as his widow is now like to have, twenty-five acres of land to be taken of the south end of my farm where I now live. But if either of them should die without lawful issue before they are of lawful age, then his, her, or their part, or parts, shall go and pass to the surviving children of said Richard, and if they should all die without lawful issue, or before they are of lawful age, then the land given them I leave to my two sons, Samuel and John, but the use of twenty-five acres, as also the use of all my farm and houses where I now live, I leave to my wife and daughter Hannah as long as they remain unmarried, and after the death or marriage of my wife and daughter Hannah the other part of my plantation, where I now live, not given away, I give to my son John. To my son Samuel all my lands that I purchased of Edwin Tatesson. To my two sons, Samuel and John, all rights in the undivided lands. To my son Jehu œ2 and all my stays, gears and wearing apparel, and the use of one bed and bedding as long as my executors think proper. I give to my wife the use of two cows, my riding "chear" and my best horse or mare, two hogs, my cow bell, and all my household goods that is not given away (except one bed and furniture which I give to my daughter Hannah), and also one cow, as long as she remains my widow, and after her marriage or death, if any of those things yet remain, then I order them to be sold and the money that arises therefrom shall be for the support of my daughter Hannah, my executors to let her have it as they see proper as long as she remains unmarried, and if any yet remain after her death or marriage it shall be equally divided between my two sons, Samuel and John. To my wife at her disposal all my grain in the ground. I make my brother, Jehu Mott, and Gideon Seaman, executors.
Witnesses, Elizabeth Rainner (Reynor), Andrew Allan, yeoman, Jacob Dosesee. Proved, April 23, 1781.
Abstracts of Wills Vol IX 1777-1783
From The New York Historical Society Collections, this 1900 volume features abstracts of wills on file in the Surrogates Office, City of New York, from 1777-1783.
Bibliographic Information: Abstracts of Wills Vol IX 1777-1783, The New York Historical Society, 1900.
Page 253.--"In the name of God, Amen. I, ISAAC MOTT, of New York, distiller, being sick. My executors are to sell my part of the distilling house that I hold on a lease with Jordan Coles and Stephen Coles. It is intended that my wife Ann and my sons, Samuel, Jordan, and Jacob, and the sons I may hereafter have, shall each share out of my estate double to that which my daughter Jerusha and any other daughters I may have. And my wife being now pregnant, if she has a son it is to have an equal part, and if a daughter she shall have half a share. I make my wife Ann and my brother Jacob and my brother-in-law, Robert Coles, and my cousin, William Mott, executors." Dated March 5, 1780. Witnesses, Henry Titus, Quaker, Abel Smith, Cornelius I. Bogart, Conveyancer and Scrivener. Proved, May 8, 1780.
Page 118.--"In the name of God, Amen. I, ELIZABETH MOTT, of Richmond County, widow, being sick. All debts to be paid. I leave to my grandson, Richbell Mott, son of my son Richard, deceased, œ160, when he is 22. I leave to my granddaughter, Elizabeth Seaman, daughter of my daughter Elizabeth, my bed and furniture, and my cupboard and my silver shoe buckles. All the rest of my estate, let the same consist of what it may be and where it may be, I leave to my daughter Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin Seaman. I make my trusty friend, John Micheau, and my grandson, Richard Seaman, executors."
Dated January 30, 1777. Witnesses, Paul Micheau, Esq., Mary Poillon, widow, Benjamin Seaman, Jr. Proved, April 2, 1778.
Abstracts of Wills Vol VII 1766-1771
From The New York Historical Society Collections, this 1898 volume features abstracts of wills on file in the Surrogates Office, City of New York, from 1766-1771.
Bibliographic Information: Abstracts of Wills Vol VII 1766-1771, The New York Historical Society, 1898.
Page 198.--"On the 21 day of November, 1767, I, HENRY MOTT, of Hempstead, in Queens County, do make this my will." I leave to my son Henry 2/3 of "a piece of salt meadow at the bottom of my homestead, between a pond called the Sedge Pond and the Great creek," with a road to the same across my land which I bought of Silas Hicks. I leave to my son Richard during his life all the land and meadow I purchased of Samuel Southard. Also a piece of meadow in my homestead, by a long ditch. After his death I leave the same to his sons, Elkanah and Richbell Mott. I leave to my son John 1/3 of a piece of salt meadow, lying between my Sedge pond and the creek, together with all the land and meadow I bought of Silas Hicks, "also a part of a field called Clay Hole field," by a road that leads by my house to the land of the estate of Joseph Mott. Also my land adjoining to Benjamin Wright. I leave to my son, Adam Mott, all the rest of my homestead, and he is to pay œ225 to my son John, and œ50 to my sons Richard and Henry. I leave to my wife my best bed and furniture, and my best riding horse, and household goods. I leave to the children of my daughter, Hannah Lewis, œ250; To my daughter, Abigail Foster, œ240; To my daughter, Sarah Mott, œ300; To my daughter, Mary Mott, œ290; To the son of my daughter, Elizabeth Hicks, œ280. I make my sons, Adam and Henry, and my brother, Patrick Mott, executors.
Witnesses, Silas Hicks, Benjamin Hicks, Samuel Spragg. Proved, March 15, 1768.
Page 209.--In the name of God, Amen. I, HENRY MOTT, of Hempstead, in Queens County, being sick, this 12 of December, 1767. I leave to my wife Mary œ50, and a bed and furniture. To my daughter Jane œ50 and a bed, when she is 18. My executors are to sell all real and personal estate at any time after my death, and before my eldest son William is of age, and until sold my wife is to have the use for support of children, and the use of household goods, as my executors may think fit. When the lands are sold my wife is to have the interest on œ100. All the rest to my sons, William, Henry, and James. "As my wife is now big with child, if it be a son it is to have an equal share, and if a daughter, she shall have œ50." I make my uncle, Patrick Mott, and my brother, Adam Mott, and my cousin, John Mott, executors.
Witnesses, Jonas Flower, Harman Flower, Valentine H. Peters. Proved, March 15, 1768.
Page 320.--"I, CELORS [?] MOTT, of Hempstead, in Queens County, June 13, 1765." My executors are to sell all estate and pay all debts. All the rest I leave to my wife Susannah. I make my friends, Joseph Burr, Jr., and John Alburtis, cordwainer, executors. Witnesses, Thomas Braine, Martin Schenck, James Cornell. Proved, June 21, 1766.
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