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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Abstract of Will of Andrew Allaire of the Manor of Pelham Prepared in 1752 and Proved in 1753

Below is the text of an abstract of the will of Andrew Allaire of the Manor of Pelham. The will, prepared in 1752, was proved May 29, 1753. A citation to its source follows the text of the abstract.


Page 301. -- In the name of God, Amen, March 18, 1752, I, ANDREW ALLAIRE, of the Manor of Pelham, Gent., 'finding myself low and weak in body.' I leave to my loving sister, Catharine Barbarie, £30 and my negro 'Robin.' I leave to Thomas Pennewall, of New Rochelle, £10 'and all my every day clothes.' I leave to my wife Elizabeth, whom I make executor, all the rest of my estate.

Witnesses, Bernard Rynlander, Nicholas Belly. Proved, May 29, 1753."

Source: Pelletreau, William S., ed., Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York. Vol. IV. 1744-1753. With Letters of Administration Granted 1745-1753. in Collections of The New-York Historical Society For the Year 1895., p. 435 (NY, NY: The New-York Historical Society 1896).

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