The petition of Joseph Palmer, Benjamin Palmer, Samuel Palmer, Obadiah Palmer and Thomas Palmer, sons of William Palmer of Westchester, and Martha Palmer, his widow, to Gov. Francis Lovelace, states "that it hath pleased God to take away our father lately, with a sudden blow of death, and without sickness, only a distemper he hath had on him many years, which wee could not conceive to be mortal. And left no will but verbally stating that having but little property he intended it to go to his wife, in respect she was stricken in years." They request that their mother be made administratrix. Which was granted April 26, 1670.
Inventory taken by Consider Wood and Francis Feahs, mentions 20 acres of upland, 16 acres of meadow, 1 House Lot 2 1/2 acres.
↑ "The Descendants of George Palmer & Phebe Draper,"by Sara P. Collinwood, File 929.273, P182C, Page 7, Family History Library, Salt Lake City.
Text: William, probably born in Kent, England 1605-1610 �arrived in Massachusetts with the Puritans from England in 1635, was a first settler in Watertown, MA, Wethersfield, Branford, back to Wethersfield CT, and finally Westchester, NY.
Note: She lists her sources as: "Palmer Ancestry . . . " by Dr. Byron S. Palmer (1923) pp 4833--4850 incl the Wm line�"The Genealolgy of One Line of Descendants of William Palmer of Wethersfield, Conn and Westchester, NY . . . covering the Period from About 1590-1994" by David A. Palmer (but only the 1st and 2nd generations are recorded here for this line).�Robert Bolton, History of the County of Westchester. (This is 2 vol published about 1842, came from a library in Tennessee thru' ILL, and touted as very reliable).�RootsWeb.com: Glad/Kennamer Genealogy ID 152343; Sims2001 ID 1706; also ID 108109 (This is not usually my favourite source as it is online but seems to have taken inform from the Seventh Day Adventists bank).