Historic Pelham

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Friday, October 05, 2007

Abstract of 1770 Will of Duncan Campble of Minefords Island in Pelham

Regular readers of the Historic Pelham Blog know that I have collected wills and abstracts of wills of early residents of Pelham. I also have posted an index to such postings. See Thursday, March 29, 2007: Index to Transcripts of Wills and Abstracts of Wills Prepared by Early Pelham Residents.

Today's posting to the Historic Pelham Blog provides an abstract of the will of Duncan Campble of Minefords Island (now known as City Island), then part of Pelham. The abstract appears below, followed by a citation to its source.


Page 56. - I, DUNCAN CAMPBLE, of Minford's Island, Westchester County, Manor of Pelham, 'being well in helth and perfectly in my sences.' To wife Elloner all estate so long as my widow, at her death or remarriage estate to devolve to all my sons and daughters (not named).

Executors, wife, and my two sons, Walter and James.

Dated October 26, 1770. Witnesses, Stephen Levinus, Theodosius Bartow, merchant of New Rochelle; Obediah Fowler. Proved, Westchester County, May 11, 1785. Confirmed, New York, June 7, 1785."

Source: Pelletreau, William S., Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York. Volume XIII. September 3, 1784 - June 12, 1786. With Letters of Administration, January 11 - December 30, 1785 in Collections of The New-York Historical Society For The Year 1904, p. 163 (NY, NY: The New-York Historical Society, 1905).

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