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Monday, February 05, 2007

Abstract of 1735 Will of David Pell of the Manor of Pelham

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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 1895. A citation to the source appears immediately following the transcription of the abstract.

"Page 390. -- In the name of God, Amen, December 9, 1735. I, DAVID PELL, of Westchester, being sick. I leave to my brother, Thomas Pell, £10. To my brothers, Phillip Pell, Caleb Pell, and Joseph Pell, each £10. To my sister, Mary Sands, £25. To my sister, Sarah Pell, £140, and to my sisters, Phebe and Bershebah Pell, each, £140. To my nephew, Samuel Bradhurst, £5. All my houses and lands and estate are to be sold by my executors, and after payment of debts, all the remainder is left to my sisters, Sarah, Phebe, and Bar- [Page 185 / Page 186] shebah. I appoint my honored father, Thomas Pell, and my brother, Phillip Pell, executors.

Witnesses, Joseph Fowler, John Pell, John Cuer.

Proved, January 20, 1735/6."

Source: Pelletreau, William Smith, Abstracts of Wills and Other Documents Recorded in New York Surrogate's Office - Liber 11 in Collections of the New-York Historical Society For the Year 1894, pp. 185-86 (NY, NY: Printed for the Society 1895).

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