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WILLS & PROBATE RECORDS

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New York City Wills, 1708-28 --
Wills mentioning Halsey, Jagger, and Chatfield

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WILL OF JOHN JAGGER. Southampton, Long Island, New York Dated August 18, 1698 - Proved October 29, 1699
I John Jagger of ye town of S'hampt in ye County of Suffolk & province of New York... I give & bequeath unto my son Benjamin Jagger and his heirs forever ye other half of my close of land lying between Samuel Coopers land & Isaac Halsey & Jeremiah's house thereon standing and my meadow at Shinacocke & Sebonnucke....Signed sealed & declared to be his last Will and testamt. in presence of us Samuel Woodruff, Joshua Halsey, Nathan Howell.

[footnote: John Jagger was one of the early settlers in Southampton. His home lot, left to son Jeremiah, is on the west side of main street of Southampton. The "Close on the north side of Samuel Jones close" is on the east side of the road to North sea, nearly opposite the road to Seponack. On this the "old Jagger house" was built in 1707, and was a well-known landmark till it was burned a few years since. The ruins still remain. The beach lot was next the beach, on the west side of Town pond, and is now covered by the beach banks. "The close lying between Samuel Coopers land and Isaac Halseys" is on the west side of the road to North sea. The railroad runs through it.]

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ISAAC NEWTON. In the name of God, Amen, the 7th of March, 1703/4.
I, Isaac Newton, of Southampton, in the County of Suffolk,...
....I appoint my friends Jonah Rogers, and Jeremiah Halsey, executors.

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-EZEKIEL SANFORD. In the name of God, Amen. I, Ezekiel Sanford, of Bridgehampton, in the town of Southampton, in Suffolk County....
... I leave to my son Zechary Sanford, all my land at Kelly's Pond, bounded south by Jeremiah Halsey, east by highway, north by undivided land....
...Witnesses, Daniel Sayre, Thomas Sayre, Jr., Henry Halsey, Thomas Reed. Proved before Court of Common Pleas, March 29, 1716.

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GERSHOM CULVER. In the name of God, Amen, November 25, 1715. I, Gershom Culver, of Southampton, in Suffolk County...
... I leave to my son Moses all my now dwelling house and barn and the east part of my home lot, and the north west part of my Head of the creek close, bounded north by the highway and going west to Isaac Halsey. ...
...Witnesses, Joseph Halsey, Matthew Lum, Christopher Foster. Proved, March 30, 1716.

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-In the name of God, Amen. I, JOSEPH MORE, belonging to Southampton, in the County of Suffolk...I make my friends, David Pierson, Theophilus Pierson, and Abraham Halsey, executors....Witnesses, Samuel Haines, Thomas Halsey, Charles Howell. Proved, March 31, 1726.

NOTE.--Joseph More (or Moore) was son of Rev. John Moore, of Newtown, L. I., who was the ancestor of Bishop Benjamin Moore, and of Clement C. Moore, the famous author of the "Night Before Christmas." Joseph Moore married Sarah, daughter of Thomas Halsey.

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JOHN LUPTON. In the name of God, Amen. I, John Lupton, of the town of Southampton, in Suffolk County...Witnesses, Joseph Halsey, Matthew Lum, Christopher Foster. Proved, March 30, 1716.

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JONAH BOWER. In the name of God, Amen, the 9 May, 1709. I, Jonah Bower, of the town of Southampton, in the County of Suffolk... I leave to my son, Jonah Bower,...my meadow in Jeremiah Jaggers close next the beach, in First neck pond,

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ABRAHAM SCHELLINX. In the name of God, Amen, the last will and testament of Abraham Schellinx of East Hampton in Suffolk County...I appoint my good friends Captain Abraham Howell, Captain Theophilus Howell, Mr. Ebenezer White, Captain Thomas Chatfield, William Schellinx, and Isaac Hedges, executors.

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-In the name of God, Amen, April 26, 1723. I, ROBERT HUDSON, of East Hampton, in Suffolk County.. I make my wife and my son Samuel and Thomas Chatfield, executors... Proved before Thomas Chatfield, Esq. "In pursuance of a Commission to me directed by his Excellency, August 30, 1726."

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