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Will of Adam Mott Sr. (bef. 1621 - bef. 1689)

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March ye 12 1681/2 Adam Mott being About Sixty years of Age, or there Abouts I Adam Mott lieing now very weak Doth now Declare this to be my last will and testiment from this day, I being thurow Gods marcy in my Right Sences

1 I doe Humblely Sirrender & Giue my Soule And Spirt to God which gaue it me, and my body to the Earth to be buried in Decient Manner

2d that all Justs Due Debts that Shall be Made Apeare, Shall be paide iustly to ye Credietors soe Apeareing.

3d I Doe Giue to my Eldest sone Adam fifty Acers of Land that is to take up: and fiue shillings in Monny

4ly to my Sone Jeams I Giue two Cowes and A hollow lieing by ye Harbor path and my carzir wescote and my Serge Drawer and my new hat

5ly to My Daughter Grace I Giue foure grate pewter platters & thoses hollows lieing between the Grate run & taners hooke thoses two hollows which lieth vpon ye left hand of ye path goeing to the towne from Madnans neck and three hollows lieing on next to the other side of ye path: by the gratte Rune: the saide land to remaine to her and: her heyers for euer:

6 to my Sone John I doe Giue my lott of Meddow lieing att whale neck: and my hollows lieing by ye harbour path

7ly to my Sone Joseph I Giue A hundered Acers of Land where he shall so Good to take vp for his vse which is yett vptaken vp and A hollow lieing by ye vast hollow In the Sandy hollow which is A Grate hollow

8ly To My Sone Gershsome I doe Giue fiue Cowes

9ly To My Sone Henerys three Childeren I doe Giue one two yeare old Heiffer

10ly To My Deare wife Elizabeth Mott and all the Childeren I haue by her: I doe Giue and bequeath My house and Lott vpon Madnans neck and with all the rest of the saide estate not yet mentioned In my will Afforesaide Moueables and Immoueables with all and euery part thereof to Stand and remaine to my wife And Childeren

onely My house and orchard and Home lots Att hempsted And the Milne hollow in partickuelor I doe giue to my youngest Sone Adam

But if in case that my wife Elizabeth should see cause to Mary that then the saide estate which I have Giuen vnto My wife and Childeren shall be Equally devieded into foure parts My wife elizabeth to haue and inioy the one part and those childeren wch I haue had by her the other three parts to be Equally devieded Betweene them: and alsoe I doe Giue vnto my wife Elizabeth for her Life time if she shall so cause My house and Land vpon Madnansneck and A Lott of Meddow and if My wife Doth remaine A widdow that ther should be none of the Chileren to inioy Any of ye saide estates untill they Mary except that my wife shall so cause: to the Contrary 11lyAs to foure proprierties ships which I haue in the Boundes of Hempstead: I doe Giue vnto My wife Elizabeth And her Childeren first to take her a Choyc of two of ye saide proprierties ships and the other two to be Equally devided Amonst my foure Eldest sones in Equall proportion and withall and euery part of this my will and testiement I doe harttiely Desier May bepen foremer in all pertickelers as witnes my hand and Seale:

this 12th day of March Anno Domi: 1681/2

Adam Mott Senyor

Signed and Sealled In presence of Joseph Sutton Senior William Peatte: Joseph Sutton Junior.

Sources: New York County, New York, Wills and Probate Records, 1658-1880 (NYSA); William S. Pelletreau, Abstracts of Wills on file in the Surrogate's office: city of New York, Vol. 1, 1665-1707 (New York: The New York Historical Society, 1893), 159, Will 3-4.127 InternetArchive

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