Facts and Events
Will of Anthony Wright
I, Anthony Wright, of Oysterbaye, in the North Rydeing upon Long Island, In Yorkshire, being in perfect memory, as my last Will and Testament, Doe here-by make my loving sister, Ales Crabbe, of the same towne as above said, my full and sole Executor, Giving and bequeathing unto her all my whole Estate, both of Houseing, Lands, Goods, Cattles, and Chatteles, all of which I shall be deceased of for her the said Ales, to have, hold, Possess, and Enjoy the same as her owne, proper or otherwise, to lett, sell, or Dispose thereof, or of any part or Parcel thereof, as she shall seeme meate and convenient, without any molestation of any Person or Persons, or by any act or acts hereafter by me to be made, only excepting out of the said Estate such Legacyes as hereafter followeth. The which I likewise give, that is to say, unto my brother, Nicholas Wright, five shillings; and unto his wife, Ann Wright, I give five shillings; and unto his son, Caleb Wright, I give two shillings, six pence; and to John Wright, two shillings, six pence; and to Edward Wright, two shillings, six pence. To Rebecca ffrost, two shillings, six pence; to Sarah Lattin, two shillings, six pence; and to Mary Cole. two shillings, six pence; and to Deborah Wright, two shillings, six pence; and to Gideon Wright, two shillings, six pence; to Elizabeth Wright, his wife, five shillings; to Adam Wright, two shillings, six pence; and to his wife, Mary Wright, five shillings. To Job Wright, two shillings, six pence. Unto Mary Andrews, two shillings, six pence; to Hannah Wright, two shillings, six pence; to James Townsend, five shillings; to his wife, Elizabeth Townsend, two shillings, six pence; unto Lydia Wright, two shillings, six pence; and unto Richard Crab, five shillings. Alsoe, I give unto Isaack Dotye one cow. And this is my Will and Pleasure so to doe, and in confirma(ti)on hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this 20th day of the third month, Anno 1673.
Then was the within men(ti)oned will shown to us, und(r) subscribed by Anthony Wright, and by him acknowledged to be his Will and Testament, and avoyd scruple that may arise from any that may pretend to be concerned, he did declare to us the day above men(ti)oned, that the words under the tenth line in the will on the other side ("person or persons,") and the words "to bee," and the word `estate,' being interlined under y(e) eleventh line, were soe done before signeing and sealing of this may last Will aforesaid.
The will was proved at a court of sessions at Jamaica, Dec 8, 1680. (N.Y., Surrogate's Office, Lib II of Wills, p. 202).