Historic Pelham

Presenting the rich history of Pelham, NY in Westchester County: current historical research, descriptions of how to research Pelham history online and genealogy discussions of Pelham families.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Abstract of Will of Philip Pell I of the Manor of Pelham Prepared in 1751 and Proved in 1752

Below is an abstract of the will of Philip Pell I prepared in 1751 and proved in 1752.  Philip Pell I was the grandfather of Col. Philip Pell, American Patriot during the Revolutionary War.  The abstract is followed by a full citation to its source.


Page 80. -- I, PHILLIP PELL, of the Manor of Pelham, yeoman, being indisposed in body. I leave to my present wife, Phebe Pell, all the plate which now remains [Page 379 / Page 380] which she brought with her when we were married, and a negro boy and a feather bed and furniture, 'and the use of one of the rooms in my house which she may choose.' And I order my son Philip to maintain her in an honorable manner, 'and to furnish her a good horse and chair to go abroad with.' And if any difference should arise between her and my son Philip concerning her living, he is to pay her £200 more than I have given her. All the valuable goods and plate which I had by my first wife Hannah, are to be divided between my two daughters, Hannah and Martha Pell. I leave to my daughter Hannah my 3 negro children and £300, and at the day of her marriage she shall have 6 cows; Also half a dozen silver spoons which I had made last winter.' I leave to my daughter Martha 3 negro children and £300, and 6 cows when she marries. All the rest of my estate, real and personal, I leave to my only son, Philip Pell. I make my wife Phebe, and my son Philip, and my brother in law, William Mott, executors.

Dated December 1, 1751. Witnesses, Joseph Rodman, Joseph Pell, John Bartow. Proved, March 14, 1752."

Source: Pelletreau, William S., Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York. Vol. IV. 1744-1753. With Letters of Administration Gratned 1745-1753. in Collections of the New-York Historical Society For the Year 1895, pp. 379-80 (NY, NY: The New-York Historical Society 1896).

Order a Copy of "Thomas Pell and the Legend of the Pell Treaty Oak."  

Labels: , , , , , , , , , , ,


At 10:43 AM, Blogger Jarod said...

Very interesting Blake. Wills are certainly a rich source of information.


Post a Comment

<< Home