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Monday, December 04, 2006

Abstract of 1768 Will of John Pugsley 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.

"506. John Pugsley, Pelham.

'Gentleman.' 'All my lands, tenements and meadows, in the Manor of Pelham and all lands, tenements and meadows in the Borrough town of Westchester, commonly called the Cow Neck, and my right in the Sheep Pasture to be sold.'

Proceeds to children James, Wm, Samuel, Stephen, Gilbert, Israel, John, David and Sarah Actey. Legacy to daughter Phebe wife of Bartholomew Haddon. Legacies to Elizabeth Buzby, Elizabeth Taylor of White Plains, and Mary Weeks of Hungtington, L. I. 'My daughter in law Elizabeth wife of Israel Pugsley.'
Dated Dec. 20, 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. 262 (NY, NY: F. P. Harper 1898).

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