Note: ugust 6, 1725. I, John Crocheron, of Staten Island, yeoman, being in health. My clear land and pasture land that lies within fence, running to the path that goes to the Long Neck shall be equally divided into two parts. And I leave to my wife Mary, that part joining to the Great Swamp, to the westward of said swamp. And 20 acres of meadow, beginning at Carles Neck run, during her widowhood. And my wood land that joins to my pasture land shall likewise be divided equally into two parts, and my wife shall have that part joining to the said Great Swamp, during her widowhood. But if she come to marry she shall give good security to my executors, that it may not be embesseled from my children, that I had by my said wife Mary. I leave to my wife a bed with its furniture, and a great cupboard, and 1/2 of my movable estate, and she is to pay all debts and funeral charges, out of her share. The other half of my movables I leave to my children by my first wife, viz: John, Abraham, Mary and Elizabeth. The other part of my pasture and clear land I leave to my sons, John and Abraham. My son John is to have that part joining to the west by the salt meadow, and my son Abraham is to have that part joining to the east by the land left to my wife. And they are to have the other part of my woodland. My son John is to have the part lying toward the Long Neck; and my son Abraham is to have his part joining to my wife. I leave to my son John, 10 acres of salt meadow joining to said land and my son Abraham is to have 10 acres of salt meadow joining to the length of his brother John's meadow. My son John is to pay his sister Mary, L100. And my son Abraham is to pay his sister Elizabeth, L100. My son John is to have L1 out of my movable estate before any division. And my two sons are not to be disturbed on the places where they now dwell, until the whole is divided, and no division is to be made in 6 years from this date. And my son Abraham is to have the liberty to take his house where he now lives, and bring it where he please; and to take the division fence from where it now stands, and bring it where he pleases. I make my wife executor. Witnesses: Thomas Lake, Edward Tillyer, William Tillyer. Proved June 7, 1727. The widow, Mary Crocheron, married Benjamin Ayres of Staten Island, and they gave bonds according to the terms of the will. June 3, 1730. Unrecorded will. WNYHS XI:51. Oath of Abjuration: Jean Crocheron of Staten Island, yeoman, 23 Aut 1715."
Note: Per Joanna Curtis, Mar 1997. "Abstracted will of John Crocheron. In the name of God, Amen. A
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