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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Abstract of Will of Isaac Contine of the Manor of Pelham Prepared in 1752 and Proved in 1753

Below is the text of an abstract of the will of Isaac Contine of the Manor of Pelham. The will, prepared in 1752, was proved December 1, 1753. A citation to its source follows the text of the abstract.


Page 444. -- In the name of God, Amen, June 6, 1752, I, ISAAC CONTINE, of the Manor of Pelham, in Westchester County, being in perfect health. I leave to my wife Frances a feather bed and furniture, and 1 Great Brass kettle, an iron pot, and all the pewter that is used in the house; I also leave her the use of my house and lot which I bought of Daniel Benett, Jr., lying in New Rochelle, during her widowhood and no longer. If at the death or marriage of my wife, my daughters Jane and Susanah shall be unmarried, they shall enjoy the use of the house until married. My executors are to sell all houses and lands and meadows in the Manor of Pelham and in East Chester; and from the proceeds £300 are to be put at interest for my wife. I leave to my daughters, Jane and Susanah, each £60. To my daughter Jane, a feather bed and a cupboard. All the rest I leave to my 4 daughters, Jude Quereau, Elizabeth Cortrecht (Kortright), Jane, and Susanah. I make my daughter Jane, and my friends, Amos Guion and Bernard Rynlander, executors.

Witnesses, John Haddem, Daniel Deain, Samuel Sneden. Proved, December 1, 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. 471 (NY, NY: The New-York Historical Society 1896).

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