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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Abstract of Will of John Hunt, Owner of Land on "Mineford's Island" in the Manor of Peham Prepared in 1776 and Proved June 17, 1777

The following is an abstract of the will of John Hunt who owned land on "Minefords Island" (later, City Island) in the Manor of Pelham prepared in 1776 and proved June 17, 1777. A citation to the source of the abstract follows the text.


Page 45. -- 'In the name of God, Amen. I, JOHN HUNT, of the Borrough town of Westchester, Esq., being in good health. I leave to my wife Mary the use of my dwelling house and homestead and salt meadow adjoining on the west side of the road leading to Whitestone Ferry; Also the use of two fields on the east side of said road adjoining John Hunt, Jr.; Also the privilege of pasturing a piece of land lying between Benjamin Ferris and James Lewis, on Throggs Neck, and the privilege to cut firewood and timber on the land lying southward of my orchard, and no where else. I leave to my wife my best bed and a negro girl, also her riding mare, and 1/2 of my pewter and her household linnen and £300. I leave to my son William my two lots of land and meadow adjoining commonly called and known by the name of Shepperds Fields, lying on the west side of the road to Whitestone ferry, on Throggs Neck. I leave to my granddaughter, Tamer Pell, Wife of Gilbert Pell, all my lands and buildings at Minefords Island in the Manor of Pelham. I leave to my grandson, John Palmer, son of Philip Palmer, £50. I leave to my son John all the rest of my real estate and all household goods, and he is to pay to my grandson, John Hunt, son of my son William, £100. My executors are to sell all personal property, but my daughters, Tamar and Anna, are to have part of the furniture. I leave to my sons, John and William, my wearing apparell. I make my son John, and my son-in-law, Robert Hunt, Jr., and my son-in-law, Gilbert Pell, executors.'

Dated February 23, 1776. Witnesses, John Bartow, Stephen Ryder, Thomas Fisher. Proved, June 17, 1777."

Source: Pelletreau, William S., ed., Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York. Volume IX. January 7, 1777 - February 7, 1783. With Letters of Administration, January 17, 1779 - February 18, 1783. in Collections of The New-York Historical Society for the Year 1900., p. 10 (NY, NY: The New-York Historical Society 1901).

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