m. 25 MAR 1623
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m. 10 Jul 1651
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The will of Elizabeth (Howland) Dickinson, 1691.
"In the name of God, amen. I, Elizabeth Dickinson widow, of Oyster Bay, in Queens Co. on Long Island, and in the Colony of New York, being somewhat weakly and sick, but in perfect memory and understanding, praised be God, I now make my last will and testament, as followeth:
Imp. I bequeath my body to the earth, and my soul to God that gave it.
Imp. I give to my son Jebus, my house and lot, with the orchard and meadow adjoining it, meaning all that I now possess adjoining to my house and home lot, in Oyster Bay aforesaid, with half a share of meadow, on the west neck, at the South of Oyster Bay aforesaid during his natural life; I also give to him, the said Jebus one bed and a bolster, a pillow and coverlet, and blanket, with one sheet; and at my son Jebus his decease, all this that I have given him I do give to my eldest son Joseph, him and heirs forever.
Imp. I give to my son Samuel, five shares of land at the plains, more than that which I have already given him, and this to be his full portion.
Imp. I give to my son James, two-thirds, or two rights of three, of my land in the Old Purchase of Oyster Bay, on the west side of Nicholas Wright's land in the Old Purchase, going to Lusum, as the Records of Oyster Bay showeth it is bounded and laid out, with half a share of meadow on the west neck, at Oyster Bay South, five acres of land at the Plains; and my right of commonage belonging to my home lot, I give to my three sons Samuel, Jebus and James, equally between them. Also give to my son James, one bed, a bolster, a pillow, a coverlet, a blanket and one sheet.
Imp. I give to my dau. Hannah, my bed, I lie on, with the bolsters, a pair of sheets, with the curtains and valons belonging to it, with one chest and two pillow covers.
Imp. I give all my cart and plough gear and tacklings. with the cart and plough and that which belongs to it to my son James.
Imp. I give to my grandson Robert (?Richard) Harcut two sheep. All the residue of my estate, I give to my youngest daughters, Mehetable Cheshire and Hannah, both of household goods and with all that I am possessed of, after my debts are paid and other charges necessary are paid out of it. Lastly I do make my son Joseph my full and whole executor, to dispose of my estate according to this my last will and testament above written. And also I do make John Townsend at the Mill, with my son Joseph, to be overseers of this my last will, which I declare to be my last will and testament, as witness my hand and seal, this 10th Sept. 1691.
witnesses John Newman
Source:Cox, John. Oyster Bay Town Records, 1653-1878, Volume 1, p. 560:
"Articles of Covenants & Agreemts had made & Concluded on by & between Joseph Dickinson Samuel Dickinson, Thomas Cheshire & Mehetabel his Wife, Hannah Dickinson Job Wright for & in ye behalf of James Dickinson being his Guardian & Joseph Dickinson for & in ye behalf of Jebus Dickinson ye twenty Sixth Day of Septembr in ye year 1692 as ffolloweth:—Imprmis Whereas John Dickinson Late of Oysterbay on Long Island in the Collony of New Yorke Deceased, did by his Last Will & Testamt Leave ye ordering & Disposing of all his Estate aftr his Decease to his Wife Elizabeth Dickinson and Shee ye Sd Elizabeth now Deceased did by her Last will & Testamt order & dispose of ye Sd estate accordingly Now ye parties above mentioned have all Unanimously agreed ..."