WILL OF JEREMIAH HALSEY
Suffolk County, NY
I leave to my son JEREMIAH 1/2 of my home lot, the south part, and to come to the pond for a convenient watering place, with all the buildings, and 1/3 of the orchard land at Hunttington, and 1/2 of a 50 right of commonage.
I leave to my son NATHAN all the north part of my home lot with the buildings, and 1/3 of the orchard land at Hunttington, and 1/2 of a 50 right of commonage.
I leave to my son ELIJAH, my lot of land which I bought of SCOTT, lying on the south side of the highway by my house, bounded east and west by THOMAS SANFORD, north and south by highways, And 1/3 of a Lot in the South Division No. 13, and 1/3 of Lot 5, divided with SAMUEL LUDLAM, and 1/3 of the orchard land at Hunttington, and 2/5 of a 50 right of Commonage; Also 1/2 of my wind mill, and a loom and tackling.
I leave to my wife DEBORAH, 20, and bed and bedding.
To my two daughters, EXPERIENCE and ABIGAIL, 30. My wife and daughters are to live in the west end of my house.
I make my sons executors.
Dated December 20, 1733. Witnesses, HENRY HOWELL, ELIHU HOWELL, JOB PIERSON.
December 24, 1737. Leaves to his wife and daughters all
his wheat. To son NATHAN "an acre of wheat in the
woods." To son ELIJAH "a piece of serge and my
best leather breeches, and silver shoe buckles." I
leave to my wife the use of my great Bible. To my
daughter JERUSHA a silver cup and spoon. To my daughter
MARY 2 silver spoons.
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