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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Abstract of 1768 Will of Caleb Pell of the Manor of Pelham

What follows is a transcription of an abstract of an early Pelham will. The abstract was prepared by William S. Pelletreau and was published in 1898. A citation to the source appears immediately following the transcription of the abstract.

"495. Caleb Pell, Pelham.

'Farmer.' Leaves to son Caleb all my farm plantation and salt medow in Eastchester, formerly to my brother Thomas Pell deceased, and whereon my son Caleb now lives. Reserving the land west of the fence and running across the farm from the Boston road to the land of Jonathan Archer, 'of which I give the use for I year to my son James, and then to my son Caleb.' Leaves to son James 'all the farm plantation and meadow, in the Manor of Pelham where I now live.' Also all Improvements and right in a farm in Phillips Upper Patent. Legacies to wife Mary, and to daughters Ann Lawrence, Fila, Mary Rodman, Bathsheba and Euphemia. Also to son Elijah. Makes 'my brothers in law John Ferris and James Ferris executors.
Dated March 24, 1768.
Proved April 9, 1768."

Source: Pelletreau, William S., Early wills of Westchester County, New York : from 1664 to 1784 : a careful abstract of all wills (nearly 800) recorded in New York Surrogate's Office and at White Plains, N.Y. from 1664 to 1784 : also the genealogy of "the Havilands" of Westchester County and descendants of Hon. James Graham (Watkinson and Ackerley families) : with genealogical and historical notes, p. 267 (NY, NY: F. P. Harper 1898).

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