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Will of John Corey (Southold, NY - 1753)

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Date: 1753
Location: Southold, Suffolk, New York Colonymap
Surname/tag: Corey
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Will of John Corey (1686-1754)
  • Repository: Copied from New York City Wills, Liber 19, Page 88 [1]
  • Drafted: 26 Dec 1753, Suffolk County, New York
  • Proved: 24 Aug 1754, Suffolk County, New York
  • Approved: 9 Sep 1754, New York


In the Name of Almighty God Amen
I John Corey of Southold inthe County of Suffolk in the Colony of New York being week in body but of sound mind and memory thanks be given to God for the same and calling to mind the unsartinty of this Life do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following first and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God hoping through the merrits death and passion of my Savior Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit everlasting life and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named and as touching all such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to besto upon me I give and dispose thereof in manner following first I Will that all my Just debts be paid. Item I give and bequeath unto my Well beloved Wife Dorothy Cory for and during the Term she continues my Widow and no longer my Eastermost Room above and below and the back leento ajoining to the same. Item I give and bequeath unto my sd Wife all my indors house-hold goods except what shall hereinafterwards dispose of to be for her and at her disposenig also I give to my said Wife my Negro Woman called Judah to be at her disposal Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved son Abijah Corey all my Lands and Medows and Medow-ground together with the bouldings thereon after my wives interest in sd bouldings to have and to hold to him my said son Abijah Cory and to his heirs and Assigns for ever also I give to my said son Abijah Cry all my live stock as hors Oxen Cows Sheep Etc(?) named or not named also I give to sd son Abijah Cory my Negro boy called Shuboul also I give to my said son all my Farming Implements and Carpenters Tools and other Tools named or not named also I give to my said sone Abijah my Gun and Sword also my Will is that my said son Abijah find and provide for my said Wife two Cows such as my said Wife shall chuse yearly and every year as long as she contimues my Wido. and farther my will is that my said sone provide and pay as a Legacy to my said Wife yearly and every year as long as she contimues my Wido and not longer fourteen Bushells of Good Wheat and Six Bushels of Indian Corn and one Barrel of pork and one Barrel of Beef and fifteen pounds of Wool and thirty pounds of Swingled Flax and a sufficient supply of fire wood fit for the fire Item I give and bequeath unto my wellbeloved son John Cory all that money that he hath already had also I give to my said son John my Silver Cup and Cain Item I give and bequeath unti my daughter Elizabeth Lewis my Negro Girl called Violet besides what I already give her Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Dorothea Dickinson beside what she hath already had my Negro Girl called Mitilo. Also I give to my Grandson Bradick Cory one eight Shillings Item I give unto my Grandaughter Mary Wigins one case of Drawers Six Chears Six Pewter plates two pewter platters at the time of her Marriage and not otherwise Item my will is that my two Negroes Darkus and Thankfull be sold Lastly I do make constitute and appoint my well beloved Wife and my beloved son Abijah Cory my Executrix and Executor to this my Last Will and Testament desiring the same may be peformed according to my true intent and meaning In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this twenty Sixth day of December on the year of our Lord Christ one thousand and seven hundred and fifty three John Cory (LS) Signed Sealed published and declared by the above named John Cory to be his Last Will and Testament in the presents of us. Samuel Case Alse Corey, John Drake.

Suffolk County ss: Be it Remembered that on the twenty fourth day of August 1754. personally came and appeared before me Elijah Hutchinson Surrogate of the said county Samuel Case and John Drake both of Southold in the said CountyWeavers and being duly Sworn on their Oaths declared that they and each of them did see John Cory sign and Seal the within written Instrument purporting to be the Will of the said John Cory bearing date the twenty sixth day of December 1753 And heard him publish and declare the same to be and contain his Last Will and Testament that at the time thereof he the said John Cory was of sound disposing mind and memory to the best of the knowledge and belief of them the Deponents and that their Names subscribed to the said Will are of their respective proper hands Writing which the Subscribed as Witnesses to the said Will in the Testators presence And that they the Deponents saw Alse Corey the other Witness to the said Will subscribe her name as Witness thereto in the Testators presence. / Elijah Hutchinson. Surrogate.

James DeLancy Esquire his Majesty's Lieutenant Governour and Commander in chief in and over the Province of New York and the Territories depending thereon in America To all whom these presents shall come or may concern Greeting Know Ye that that at Suffolk County on the twenty fourth day of August last before Elijah Hutchinson Esq. being thereunto delegated and appointed the Last Will and Testament of John Cory deceased (a copy whereof is hereunto annexed) was proved and now approved and allowed of by me; The said Deceased having whilst he lived and at the time of his death Goods Chattels and Credits within this Province by means whereof the proving and Registring the said Will and the Granting Administration of all and Singular the said Goods Chattels and Credits and also the Auditing allowing and final discharging the Account thereof doth belong unto me; And that Administration of all and Singular the said Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased and any way concerning his Will was granted untio Dorothy Corey and Abijah Corey the Executors in the said Will named being first Sworn well and faithfully to Administer the same and to make and Exhibit a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the said Goods Chattels and Credits and also to render a Just and true Account thereof when thereunto required In Testimony whereof I have caused the prerogative Seal of the Province of New Yorkto be hereunto affixed the ninth day of September one thousand seven hundred and fifty four. / Gn Banyar D secry


  1. "New York Probate Records, 1629-1971," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L99K-B7VQ?cc=1920234&wc=Q7P1-PTR%3A213306101%2C234657101 : 28 May 2014), New York > Wills and administrations 1749-1760 vol 17 and 19-21 > image 234 of 913; county courthouses, New York.

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