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Friday, December 01, 2006

Abstract of 1779 Will of John Pell of the Manor of Pelham

What follows is another 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.

"564. John Pell Esq, Pelham.

Leaves to 'grand son Joseph, only son of my eldest son Thomas Pell, all lands and tenements on the manor of Pelham where I now live.' Leaves to grand daughter Rebecca Tidd, 'the use of some land to bring up her children.' Legacies to son John, and to daughters Abigail Sutton and Phebe Dawson. Makes 'my 2 sons John and Josiah, and my cousin Philip Pell' executors.
JOSEPH COX, 'carpenter'
Dated Feb. 19, 1779.
Proved March 1, 1779."

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. 298 (NY, NY: F. P. Harper 1898).

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