Eleazer Cottrell mentioned his grandson, John Stanley, in his will, written 18 March 1726-27:
"1726–7 March 18. Cottrill, Cotterell, Eleazer, of Middletown, Monmouth Co., yeoman; will of.
Children—Nicholas, Gershom, Sarah Smith, Ruth and Mary; grandsons—John Macklin and John, son of Richard Stanley. Home farm, cedar swamp, bought of Henry Leonard, land bought of Thomas Firman in Freehold, of which one-half was given to John Davis (?), “that married my Daughter who is now Deceased;” personal estate
Executors—William Lawrence and William Lawrence, junior.
Proved April 20, 1727. Lib. B, p. 61, and Monmouth Wills
1727 April 15. Inventory of the personal estate £446. 16.3, incl. a negro man, his bedding and narrow ax £10, and bonds due by Richard Stanley, Mathew Gracy, Adam Crosby and Eden Burrows, Thomas Woodmansee senior and junior, Robert Wright, William Collard, Nicholas Cottrill, Bartholomew Marsh, James, Andrew and John Winter, Joseph Goldin, William Pool, Stephen Warne, Obadiah Stillwell, Richard Borden, George Porter, William Conner, John Chollwell and Myndart Lafeaver, Benjamin Foreman and Nicholas Stillwell; made by Thomas Harbert, John Bray, Joseph Smith and Samuel Ogborne.
↑ William Nelson (editor), "Documents Relating to the Colonial History of New Jersey", Volume XXIII (Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Volume 1), page 112.