Note: Dutch Colonies Jan 2001. Lswan@silverlink.net. NY Richmond list, Jan 2001. Abstracts of Wills Vol I 1665-1707, pages 51 and 52: Page 206. Samuel Holmes, Gravesend, makes his wife Alice sole executrix. "In case she marry againe she is to give unto my children every one of them a cow three years old." Leaves to sons Samuel an Joseph "all my wearing clothes and carpenter tools." Legacies to daughters Anne, Katharine and Mary. "If either of my sons doe marry before the decease of my wife, then the lot or Plantation I bought of Thomas Delavall, they shall have for their use between them." Maked his loving brothers and friends Richard Stillwell, Jonathan Holmes, Obadiah Holmes, John Browne and Samuel Spicer, Overseers and guardians of his children. Dated 28th of 2d month, 1679. Witnesses, John Tilton (or Tillon) Towne Clerke, John Emmons. Proved in the Secretary's office before the Governor, by John Tillon and Samuel Spicer, July 25, 1679.
Stillwell, M.D., John E., The History of Lieutenant Nicholas Stillwell: Progenitor of the Stillwell Family in america with Some Notices of the Family in the Kingdon of Great Britain, New York City: 1929,p 87. Born abt 1644; married first in 1665, Lieut. Samuel Holmes; married second, in 1680, William Osborne; married third, Daniel Lake, Esq.
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