Note: men. The 13th day of December, 1695, I, John Crocheron, of Staten Island, planter, being of great age, but of good and sound memory. I leave to my beloved wife, Mary, the use of all the estate for life, and after her death I leave to my eldest son, Nicholas Crocheron, all that my dwelling house, situate, lying and being on the north side of Staten Island, and two Lotts of land belonging thereto, with the privilege of commonage, and all the fresh and salt meadows belong to the same being 20 acres. Which said lots are bounded, south by the highway, that parts them from the land now in the tenure Arent Prall. Also 2 horses and 4 cows and a weaver's loom. I leave to my son Anthony, my two other lots of land, on Staten Island, bounded by Long Neck at the side of Mr. John Casiers, with the fresh and salt meadow belonging thereto, being 20 acres, with the privilege of Commonage, and my utensils of husbandry. Rest of estate to all the children. Makes his wife and his sons Nicholas and Anthony executors. Witnesses: Wm. Tillier, Thomas Morgan, Jean Cassier, John Dufrow. Proved, before Governor Fletcher, by oaths of the above witnesses, september 3, 1696, and the executors confirmed. Liber 5-6:126. WNYHS I:267"
First Settlers of State Island there in 1682
Note: Per Joanna Curtis, Mar 1997. "Abstracted will of John (Jean) Crocheron. In the name of God a
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