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submitted by Deb Dixon


Dated: December 13, 1763
Proven: June 21, 1765

In the name of God, Amen. I, ELIJAH HALSEY, of the Town of Southampton, Suffolk County, farmer, being sick and weak. "I commend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, and my Body reccommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian burial."

I leave to my wife PHEBE 1/3 of all my lands and buildings during her life. Also the use of all my lands till my son, ABRAHAM HALSEY, is 14 years old. And whereas I am the proper owner of 1/2 of the Grist mill near my dwelling house, I give the same to my wife while she remains my widow.

I leave to my daughter, PHEBE HALSEY, œ100, to be put at interest until she is of age or married.
I leave to my daughter LUCRETIA œ100 when of age or married.

I leave to my wife PHEBE all the rest of my movable estate, and my two daughters are to live in my house while they remain single.

I leave to my son ABRAHAM all my lands, meadows, and woodland and Commonage, and all my buildings and right in the Grist mill, except as left to my wife. If he dies under age, then to my other children.

I make my friend, ISRAREL HALSEY, and my wife PHEBE, executors.

Witnesses, JEREMIAH HALSEY, JR., PAUL HALSEY, JOSEPH GIBBS. Proved, June 21, 1765.

{note: Elijah Halsey was the son of Jeremiah Halsey who died in 1737}


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