1692 Will - James Reeve

Will of James Reeve

Southhold March ye 4th 1692 -
          In ye name of God Amen - To all Christian people greeting Know ye that I James Reeve of S’hold aforesd being sick & weak in body but of sound memory praised be God do constitute & ordain these presents my last & irrevocable Will as followeth:
          Imprimis - debts & funeral charges being paid I give & bequeath unto James Reeve my eldes son his heir & assign forever - All yt my home lot with all the houses gardens yards orchards both dwelling house & outhouse with all ye fences and fruit trees with all ye accommodation yt do properly belong to my said house lot lying & being in Chorchogue I also give him as aforesd ye one half o ye rest of my lands both upland & meadow lying & being in said division of Chorchogue & equally to be divided between him my eldest son James & my son Isaac and also to James I give all my meadow on ye south side of Occabogue river -
          Item - I give & bequeath to Isaac my third son ye other half of my sd upland & meadow joining to my son James & lying in Chorchogue aforesd to my said son Isaac his heirs & assigns forever to be equally divided between him & my son James -
          Item - I give to my son Thomas all my lands and accommodations of lands and meadows yt I have in ye old town bounds except wt I do after in these presents give to my son Daniel, ye sd Thomas to have & to hold said lands & accommodations to himself his heirs & assigns forever -
          Item - I give to Daniel my second son two acres of land at ye rear of Peter Dickinsons land & by the Creeke to Extend ye breadth northward of sd Dickinsons home lot & to run eastward till it amounts to two acres - also I give him one lot of my town commonage these to him & his heir s& assigns forever - Also I give him all my meadow on this side ye river in Occabogue, also to my son Daniel I give two cows & two young oxen of three or four year old -
          Item - I give to my eldest daughter twenty pounds in choice goods & one third part of her mothers clothes -
          Item - I give & bequeath to my second daughter Hannah twenty pounds in like choice goods & a third part of her mothers clothes -
          Item - I give & bequeath to my third daughter Deborah twenty pounds & a third part of her mothers clothes -
          Item - And all ye rest of my estate to be equally divided among my four sons -
          Lastly - My will is that my beloved brother Wm. Reeve and my son James Reeve be Executors of this my last Will & testamt.
          As Witness my hand & seal ye day & year first above written

                                                              James Reeve (Seal)

Signed sealed published & declared before us
Thomas Mapes
Joseph Reeve
Jabez (his x mark) Mapes

By ye tenor of these presents Know ye that on ye 04th day of July 1698 at ye Manor of St. Georges in ye County of Suffolk before ye Honoble Coll. Wm Smith Judge of ye prerogative Court in ye County abovesd was proved & approved ye last Will & testamt of James Reeve late of Southhold in ye sd County deceased on ye 6 day of May 1698 who by his sd last Will did nominate James Reeve his son his son his Executor for ye well & faithful administration of all & singular his goods & chattels as pr ye sd will may appear to whom was granted ye sd administration to Execute & perform his duty herein according to ye tenor of he sd will & ye laws of ye Province.


New York State Historical Literature
Early Long Island wills of Suffolk county, 1691-1703. An unabridged copy of the manuscript volume known as "The Lester will book"; being the record of the prerogative court of the county of Suffolk, New York. With genealogical and historical notes...Author: Pelletreau, William Smith, 1840-1918
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