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PROBATE: Pelletreau, William S. A.M. EARLY WILLS OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK. FROM 1664 TO 1784. New York. Francis P. Harper 1898. p. 117.
#215. John Woolsey, Sr., Bedford, [Westchester, New York]. Leaves to wife Sarah L60. Rest of estate to be sold and one half the money is to be used for benefit of son Gilbert, "to bring him up to learning." If he die before 21, the estate to go to my brothers William, Jonathan and Richard. Witness: Samuel Miller, Peter Helmes, Geo. McDonald. Dated 16 Aug, proved 27 Nov 1751.

GENE: File sent by Ronald L. Gilliland. "Descendants of John Wolsey". p.12.
PROBATE: Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the year 1893. Publication Fund Series. New York. Printed for the Society. 1895. p. 374-5. Abstracts of Wills - Liber 18:[p. 59]. In the name of God, Amen, 16 Aug 1751         I, John Woolsey, Sr., of Bedford, in Westchester County, I direct all debts and funeral charges to be paid. I leave to my wife Sarah, 60 pounds. My farm is to be sold, and all money and book debts and bonds to be put at interest for my son Gilbert, "and the interest to be expended upon him to bring him up to learning, and when he leaves off learning, he is to have the interest till he is of age". If he dies under age, then the estate is to go to my brothers, William, Jonathan, and Richard Woolsey. My brother William and my wife Sarah are to sell all lands, and I make them executors. Witnesses, Samuel Miller, Peter Holmes, Lewis McDonald. Mem.- I leave my wife a horse, saddle and bridle, and a feather bed. Proved, 27 Nov 1751.
PROBATE: Genealogical Data from Administration Papers. Abstracted by Dr. Kenneth Scott. National Society of Colonial Dames. 1972. FHL# 974.7 D2g.
p. 371. Jonathan Woolsey of Bedford, Westchester County, New York. Renunciation (18 Jan 1754) of Abigail Woolsey, w. of dec'd in favor of William Dusenbery of Bedford. Wit: Lewis McDonald, John Holmes, Jr. 8 Feb 1754 - Admin. granted - Book 1 1/2 485-B #902204-5 to Wm Dusenberry.

ULSTER COUNTY, NEW YORK PROBATES. FHL# 908531, item 2,3. Vol. 2:152.
4 Feb 1754.        Woolsey, Jonathan, Ulster County, Intestate. Adm. Granted, 4 Feb 1754 to William Dusenbury. [Abstracted by Gustave Anjou (1863-1942) New York. 1906. Index.]

PROBATE: Pelletreau, William S. A.M. EARLY WILLS OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK. FROM 1664 TO 1784. New York. Francis P. Harper 1898.
#263. 20: 197. Samuel Dusenbury, Manor of Cortlandt. "Storekeeper." Executors are to sell all estate. Legacies to sons Gilbert Budd Dusenbury and Samuel Denton Dusenbury (both under 21), to wife Sarah and daughter Nancy. Makes Wm Dusenbury Seward of Northcastle and Joseph Budd Jr of Cortlandts Manor executors. Witnesses: Obadiah Purdy, Juhn Gue, Joshua Strang. 7 Feb 1757. Proved 16 Feb 1757. Liber 20. p. 197.

PROBATE: Pelletreau, William S. A.M. EARLY WILLS OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK. FROM 1664 TO 1784. New York. Francis P. Harper 1898. No. 510.
From the ABSTRACTS mentions sons Woolsey & Gilbert, and daughter Ruth. 7:01.
5 Jan 1769. [1765? www] William Dusenbury, Harrison's Purchase, in the town of Rye, Westchester Co, WILL. In the name of God, Amen. “I, William Dusenbury, of Harrison's Purchase, in the Town of Rye, in Westchester County, yeoman, being weak in body, but of sound mind, many thanks be to Almighty God, do make this my last will and testament. Dated the 5 day of January, 1769.” “I give and bequeath my precious and immortal Soul into the hands of Almighty God, my Saviour, who first spake it into existence.” My executors are to sell the 30 acres of land which lyeth at the southeast corner of my farm, at Bedford, New Purchase, to pay debts, and the rest of the money I leave to my sons, John and Stephen, so that John may have 50 pounds more than Stephen. I leave to my tender beloved wife Lenah the interest on 100 pounds during her widowhood, also my best bed and the furniture that belongs to it, and one horse, she thinks best, and a saddle and a cupboard, and a large round table, six best chairs, an iron pot and 40 shillings worth of pewter. I leave to my son Henry all my farm in Harrison's Purchase and he is to pay all legacies. My mother, Mary Dusenbury, is to have a good and comfortable living out of my estate. My executors may sell all my movable estate as they think best. I leave to my son William and my daughter Mary 10 pounds each, when my youngest daughter is of age. I leave to my daughters, Dorcas and Hannah, and to my granddaughter, Levina Fowler, 50 each. I make my wife and my son Henry executors. Witnesses: Benjamin Ferris, Josiah Fowler, Samuel Hitt, scrivener. Proved: 15 Feb 1766, b ef ore David Dayton, Surrogate. (Benjamin Ferris was a Quaker, confirmed by Sir Henry Moore, Baronet, Governor, etc. 11 Apr 1769.

PROBATE: Pelletreau, William S. A.M. EARLY WILLS OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK. FROM 1664 TO 1784. New York. Francis P. Harper 1898. p. 117.
Ulster County, New York Probates Liber 33:419.
PROBATE: In the Name of God, amen. [21 Apr 1779] I Richard Wolsey of Bedford in Westminister County and State of New York, being Weakly in Body But of perfect Mind and Memory Thanks be given unto God, calling to mind the Mortality of my body and Knowing that it is appointed to all Men once to Die, Do make and ordain this My Last Will and Testament That is to Say Principally and first of all I give and Recommend My Soul into the Hand of Almighty God that gave it and My Body I Recommend to the Earth to be buried in Decent Christian Manner at the Discretion of My Executors Nothing Doubting but at the general Resurection I Shall Receive the Same again by the Mighty Power of God, and as touching Such Worldly Estate Wherewith it has Pleased God to Bless me in this Life I give demise and Dispose of the same in the following Manner and Form:
First I make Daniel Wolsey of New Palze and Jacob Griffin of Fish Kills the Sole Executors of this My Last Will and Testament.
I give to Sarah My well beloved Wife all My Estate During her life and after her Decease to be Divided in the following Manner:
First I give to my Eldest Son Thomas ten pounds New York Money the Rest of my Es tate I give to my three Daughters that is Ruth, Sarah and Hannah to be divided Equally Between the three, and I do hereby Utterly disallow Revoke and Disanul all and every other former Testament Wills Legacies Bequests and Executons, by me in any ways Before Named Willed and Bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be My Last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto Set My Hand and Seal this twenty first Day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine. Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the Said Richard Woley as his Last Will and Testament in the Presence of us Who in his Presence and in the Presence of Each other have here to subscribed our names.
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James Clark        Richard Wooley
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Dutchess County, New York Probates Records. p. 413. [12 Dec 1782] Dutchess County fs Be it remembered that on the twelfth day of Decemb. one thousand Seven hundred and eighty two personally came and appeared before me Thomas Tredwell Judge of the Court of Probates of the State of New York James Clark of Bedford in the County of Westchester yeoman and being duly sworn on his oath declared that he did see Richard Wolley Sign and seal the within written Instrument purporting to be the Will of the said Richard Wooley bearing date the twenty first day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine and heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last Will and testament. That at the time thereof he the said Richard Wooley was of Sound disposing mind and memory to the best of the knowledge and belief of him the deponent and that his name subscribed to the said will is of his own proper hand writing when he subscribed as a Witness to the said Will in the presence of the Testator and that he the deponent saw Gustes Harris and Betty Clark the other witnesses to the said Will subscribe their names as Witnesses thereto in the Testators presence.        Thomas Tredwell Judge of Probates
Dutchess County fs Be it also Remembered that on the same day Jacob Griffin one of the Executors of the within written will of Richard Wooley likewise appeared before me the said Thomas Tredwell and was duly sworn to the true execution and performance of the said will by taking the oath of Executor as by law appointed before me.
        =         Thomas Tredwell Judge of Probates
Absstracts of Letters of Administration Recorded at White Plains, Westchester County, New York. [1928. P. 31] The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. Vol. LIX (59), 1928. P. 170:
16 Jan 1795.        Rebecca Woolsey, of York Town, dec'd. intestate; Letters to Solomon Smith of Cortlandt Town.
Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905. Vol. A – C 1787-1826. FHL film# 595623.        C:377.
14 May 1799.        Charles Haight. In the name of God Amen, I Charles Haight of the town of New Castle, Westchester Co, NY – my soul to God – my worldly interests – to my son James that small place in Bedford where my grandson Jinathan Haight now lives in, Also I give the house where I now live in to my said son James, also all my stock of cattle and horses. I also direct that my son James pay to each of my daughter Hannahs children the sum of five pounds excepting Wilmot and Mary etc. I also give my house hold furniture one half to my said son James and the other half to my said daughter Hannahs children to be equally divided between them and all remaining part of Estate both real and personal to my son James excepting fifteen pounds which I give to Rachel my son James wife. Lastly I appoint my son James Haight and John Woolsey, Jr. Executors of this my last will and Testament. In presence of Obadiah Frost Matilda Frost Isaac Frost. Charles Haight (L. S.) Proved: 29 Oct 1799 before me Phillip Pell, Surrogate. Also on the same date James Haight & John Woolsey, Jr. Executors appeared before me Phillip Pell, etc.
Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905. Vol. A – C 1787-1826. FHL film# 595623.        C:139. (2nd C)
1 Aug 1801.        Denton Dusenbery of Cortlandt Town – to pay just debt and funeral expenses – to my wife Sarah 200 pounds and all furniture she brought to me – to daughter Hannah Dusenbery 1000 pounds out at interest & to be paid when she is eighteen years old – to son Daniel Dusenbery 2000 pounds to be paid when he is of age – to my sisters son Ollever Loose 50 pounds – to my sisters son Lewis Loose 50 pounds – to my sisters Elizabeth Loos son Denton Loose 100 pounds to be paid when he is of age – to my sister Mary Deherse 50 pounds – my house and lot for the use of the widow and children - or sell the place and devide money equele between Hannah & Daniel Dusenbery – my trusty friends Eligah Lee of Crompond and Solomon Haws of Peekskill my Executors - Wit: Sam'l Strang, James Tucker Jabez Hull. Denton Dusenbery (L. S.) Proved: 3 Dec 1802.


Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905.       FHL film# 595624. E:71.
22 Dec 1799.        Joseph Waters of Stephen Town , Westchester Co, NY to my beloved wife Sarah 185 pounds with the obligations I have against John Field also a quit claim for a part of the land that was formerly John Fields and all the household furniture that she brought with her etc - to my son Anthony Waters of sum of 40 pounds and to my grand daughter Tamer Waters the sum of 20 pounds the remainder of my estate both real & personal I give to my son Henry Waters and I make my sons Anthony Waters and Henry Waters Overseers of this my will etc. Wit: Henry Hunter, Stephen Powell William Powell. Joseph Waters. (L.S.) Proved: 26 Mar 1807 before Samuel Young, Esqr, Surrogate.


Westchester County, New York - Lists of original wills in the Surrogate's Office, 1777-1812. Microfilm of typescripts [22 leaves] at the New York genealogical and biographical Society, New York City. Contains listing corresponding to boxes 1 and 2 containing date, name, and place for each entry.
1787   Henry Dusenberry -       of Rye.
1800   Joseph Woolsey -      of Bedford. [see below]
1808   Henry Tice -      of Cortlandt.

Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905. Vol. A – C 1787-1826. FHL film# 595623.        C:315.
20 Jun 1800.        Joseph Woolsey. Be it known to all men by these presents that I Joseph Woolsey of Bedford in the County of Westchester and State of New York being weak in body but of perfect mind and memory calling to mind the uncertainty of this life do make this my last will and testament for the disposal of my estate in the following manner I order my Executors after my decease at their discretion to sell enough of my moveable Estate and lands to pay my just debts and pay them, then I give to my wife Mary the whole use of my Estate as long as she remains my Widow and if she marries then I order all my Estate to be sold or at her decease I order my Estate to be sold by my Executors. Also I give to my son Jonathan at my decease one new Saddle and Twelve pounds five shillings in money to be paid him by my Executors if it should hereafter be thought best by my widow and Executors to sell my land I leave them at liberty to act according to the[ir] discretion - when the time comes for my Estate to be divided it is my Will that it be divided as follows: that my three sons Joseph, Jonathan and Daniel be made equal or each have an equal sum and I give to my daughter Martha two thirds as much of my Estate as either of them. Also I give to my three daughters Mary, Sarah, and Phebe each one half as much as either of my three said Sons. Also I give to my son Richard if he brings no demands against my Estate half as much as one of my three Sons first mentioned and if he does bring any demands and recover the same I give him the sum of five shillings only and lastly I nominate and appoint Samuel Sands of Bedford and James Hall of New Castle Executors and Mary my Wife Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and give them authority to act agreeable to Law in Witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Twentieth day of the Sixth month in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred. Signed, Sealed, Published and pronounced by the said Joseph Woolsey as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us Silvanus Gale, Samuel Sarles, James Horton.

Joseph Woolsey (L. S.) Westchester County, ss. Be it remembered that on this Sixth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred personally appeared before me Philip Pell Surrogate of the said county of Westchester, Samuel Sarles of the Town of Bedford in the County aforesaid and being duly sworn on his oath declared that he did see Joseph Woolsey sign and seal the preceeding written Instrument purporting to be the Will of the said Joseph Woolsey bearing the date the Twentieth day of the sixth month (called June) in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament: That at the time thereof he the said Joseph Woolsey of of sound disposing mind and memory to the best of the knowledge and belief of him the Deponent and that Silvanus Gale, James Horton and the Deponent severally subscribed the said Will as Witnesses thereto in the testators presence. Philip Pell. Westchester County, ss. Be it also remembered that on the same sixth day of October in the said year One thousand eight hundred Samule Sands and James Hall two of the Executors of the preceeding written Will of Joseph Woolsey deceased likewise appeared before me the said Philip Pell, and solemnly sincerely and truly declared and affirmed to the true aned faithful execution and performance of the said Will. Philip Pell.


Westchester County, New York DEEDS RECORDS, 1715-1902.   FHL film# 562375. Q:129.
1 May 1801.         Samuel Sands of Bedford, James Hall of New Castle, Exor's of last will of Joseph Woolsey, dec'd & Mary Woolsey, widow of the said deceased of Bedford, all of Westchester Co, NY TO Caleb O. Sands of Bedford for 62 pounds land in Bedford begin at SW corner of said premises at a heap of stones by the road and land of Othniel Sands; thence E as the fence now stands with said Sands to a heap of stones at S the E corner of said premises thence N a straight line to a heap of stones at the NE corner of said premises thence W as fence now stands to said road & a heap of stones then S as fence stands with the road to the beginning containing 7 acres and ¾ acres Wit: Isaiah Green, Wm. Miller. Pro: 1 May 1801. Samuel Sands, James Hall, Mary X Woolsey
PROBATE: The New England Genealogical and Biographical Register. Vol. 58, 1927. p. 146. "Abstracts of wills recorded at White Plains, Westchester County, New York, subsequent to 1 May 1787. Liber F. Simon Brady, of Salem; 10 Oct 1804; mentioned wife Mary; . . . . mentioned Tamar Wolsey and Elizabeth Flagler and legacies to be paid them by sd. Simon Brady; . . . . . Executors, sons Jesse Brady Reuben Brady and Simon Brady. Wit., Edward Brondige, Jurn, LKyman Cook, Galen Miller. Codicil dated 20 Sep 1806; since purchased land in North salem, formerly the property of James Brown, dec'd. Probated 20 Mar 1807.


Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905.       FHL film# 595625. G:39.
25 Feb 1806.        Solomon Sarles of New Castle – to beloved wife Abigail 1/3 of Real & Personal estate – to my daughter Phebe a Note of $15 being against David Kniffin dated 5 Apr 1794 & further I give Phebe $12.50. – to my daughter Mary $15.00 - to my three daughters Hannah, Abigail and Jeminah all personal estate etc, to my two sons Robert and Joseph Sarles all my Real estate , to son Robert all that piece of land lying to the northward of a line fence running from the north and of a stone wall of Rubin brondage thence W as the fence stands to the highway thence across the highway to a chestnut sapling then W across the meadow to a marked bush then W to top of the mountain to a hepo of stones then N to a walnut tree joining Nathan Merrits land and unto my son Joseph all that part of my real estate lying to the south and west of the aforesaid describe line upon condition that my son Joseph Sarles allow my three daughters that is to say Hannah Abigail & Jemima the back bed room and weave shop etc and further I give to my son Solomon $87.50 and I give unto my son Joseph Sarles $87.50 out of my personal estate. My two sons Robert and Joseph Sarles Exors Wit: Moses Fowler, Thomas Wood, Caleb Kirby. Solomon Sarles (L. S.) Proved 25 Aug 1808 before Ezra Lockwood, Surrogate.


Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905.       FHL film# 595624. E:305.
8 Dec 1809.        Henry Dusinberry of Harrison – to my beloved wife Susannah dusinbury $1000 to my son Henry Dusenbury $1000 etc Exor's to pay a certain Bond given to Philip Pell by the said Henry Dusenbury and for which I am security etc the rest of my personal estate to my daus Wilmot Merritt, Lana Hawkins, Freelove Tyler and Parthena Glover and my wife Susannah Dusenbury & Simeon Tyler Exor's Wit: Elijah L. Ward, William Tyler. Henry Dusenbury (L.S.) Proved 13 Feb 1813 before Ezra Lockwood.


Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905.       FHL film# 595625. H:12.
25 Mar 1813.        Susannah Dusenberry of Harrison, to my dau Freelove Tyler $50, to my grandson Henry Dusenberry son of Henry Desenberry $125 remainder to be divided into 4 equal parts, to my dau Wilmot Merritt, to my dau Laynar Hawkins, to my dau Frelove Tyler, to my dau Berthing Glover etc I appoint my son in law Symeon Tyler my Exor Wit: Wm Field, William Tyler. Susannah Dusenberry (LS) Proved 16 May 1815 before Henry White, Surrogate.

Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905.       FHL film# 595625. H:91.
25 Sep 1815.        Elizabeth Sarles of Bedford to my mother Elizabeth Sarles the use of all my property etc & after death of my mother to my brother William Sarles. Ordain my friends Peter Dinges & James Owen, exor's. Wit: Jeremiah Lounsbery, Prudence Tyler, Isaac Tyler. Elizabeth Sarles (LS) Proved 3 Feb 1816 before Henry White.

Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905.       FHL film# 595626. J:8.
1 Feb 1814.        Jasper Stymes of Greenburgh, farmer debts etc – to beloved wife Auly – to my two sons Jasper S. Stymes & [John] Stymes all to be divided between them - & to pay a legacy of 220 pounds to the other heirs: 100 pounds to Isaac Stymes 110 pounds to his children Viz: Jasper, Daniel, Rebecca & Auly but Auly must have 35 pounds money one good fether bed etc & 75 pounds to be equally divided between other three children Also 100 pounds to my daughter Hannah Mandavile and 110 pounds to her children viz: Jonathan Odele, Jasper S. Odell, Jacob Odell and Isaac Mandavile, Jasper S. Odell must have 35 pounds and 75 pounds to be equally divided between the other three children. To my son Isaac Stymes etc money to be divided between my four children and the rest be equally divided between my two children Isaac Stymes and Hannah Mandaville I appoint Jasper S. Stymes, Thomas Storm nd Daniel Lawrence the Exor's. Wit: Garrey Chionon, David Mann, Micael Mann. Proved: 4 Jan 1820.       Jasper Stymes (L. S.)

Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905.     FHL film# 595624.    D:153.
5 Mar 1814.        Will of Othneil Sands of North Castle to my wife Mary Sands etc to heirs of my son Caleb O. Sands dec'd $12.50 to my son Merrit Sands a piece of meadow land containing about 4 acres lying in the town of Bedford on the W side of the road that runs from James Halls to Samuel Sarles also I give to my son Jesse Sands all the rest of my lands including the land that his mother has the use of at her decease on condition of his paying to his three sisters Mary Sands, Elizabeth Sands, and Esther Sands the sum of $400 each one year after my decease - My brother John Sands and my son Merritt Sands Executors 5 Mar 1814. Wit: Samuel Sands, Reuben Merritt, Jr. , Samuel Smith Othniel Sands (L.S.) Proved: 27 June1814 before Samuel Young Surrogate.

Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905.       FHL film# 595624. E:2.
22 Apr 1799.        William Sarles of Bedford to beloved wife Catareen all my personal estate and use of my Real estate etc then dispose of all & monies received to my three daughters Charlotte Sarlls, Elizabeth Sarlls and Sarah Sarlls etc & trusty friends Lot Sarlls & Abijah Palmer Exor's in trust, etc. Wit: Thaddeus Sarlls, Elisha Moseman, Lot Sarlls. William X Sarlls (L. S.) Proved: 14 Mar 1808. Before Samuel Young, Surrogate.

Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905.     FHL film# 595626. J:257.
3 Oct 1821.        Hannah Sarles of New Castle, a poor state of health – pay just debts – to my beloved brother Robert Sarles $100 plus items – to my sister Mary Brundage $100 – to my sister Jamima Raymond $200 plus – I give my weaving loom to my niece Abigal Miller and to Gilbert Brundage $10 - I constitute Oliver Green and Gilbert Brundage my Exor's. Wit: Robert Sarles, Gilbert Brundage, Mary Sarles. Hannah X Sarles (L. S.) Proved: 28 Jan 1822.

Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905.     FHL film# 595626. J:285.
6 Feb 1822.        John Stymes of Greenburgh at this time in ill health etc to pay just debts – to my sister Hannah Mandavill 50 pounds, to my brother Isaac Stymes' daughter Ellen $35 pounds when of age to my brother Jasper Stymes all my money, etc together with all my Real & personal property. Wit: William Odell, Jonathan D. Odell, John Storm. John Stymes (L. S.) Proved : 24 Apr 1822.

Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905. Vol. A – C 1787-1826. FHL film# 595626.        K:237.
26 Jun 1819.        Joseph Sarles of Bedford. Be it known to all men by these presents that I Joseph Sarles of the town of Bedford in the County of Westchester and State of New York Do make this my last Will and Testament for the disposal of my Estate in the following manner – after my decease I order my Executors to pay my funeral charges just debts and the trouble and cost of proving and executing my will out of my estate then FIRST I give to my wife Hannah the whole use of all my estate during her natural life SECONDLY after my Wifes decease I give to my Grand son Stephen Sarles to his free disposal all my land lying on the west side of the road leading from James Halls to Samuel Sarles also on the east side of the road my young orchard and little field joining said orchard on the west and field east of said orchard joining to it also all my farm containing forty acres more or less that I bought of Richard Woolsey as will appear reference being had to the deed after my Wifes decease I give all the rest of my land to my son Samuel Sarles to his free disposal. I further give to my Grand son Stephen Sarles to his free disposal the privilege of a road going through bars to the said farm that I bought of Richard Woolsey I further give t my son Samuel Sarles all my clothes also after my wifes decease I give all the rest of my moveable Estate and household furniture to my son Samuel Sarles's six daughters to be divided among them, I give my Executors power to collect all money that may be due to me at my decease LASTLY I nominate and appoint my son Samuel Sarles and Grand Son Stephen Sarles both of the town of Bedford Executors of this my last will and Testament in witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26 Jun 1819. Wit: Samuel Sands, Stephen Sands, Sarah Sands, Jr. Joseph X Sarles (L. S.) Proved: 4 Mar 1824 before Eben. White, Jr. Be it known to all men by these presents that I Joseph Sarles of the Town of Bedford having made my last will and Testament bearing date 26 Jun 1819 which I do ratify and confirm only with this alteration I further give to my Grand son Stephen Sarles to his free disposal the two fields joining each other and the first one joining on the east the field west of the young orchard the second one also joi8ning the first one on the east and including said fields as the fence now stands in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this 21 Nov 1822. Wit: Samuel Sands, Sarah Sands, Sarah Sands, Jr. Joseph X Sarles (L.S.) Proved: 4 Mar 1824 etc.

Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905.     FHL film# 595626. K:384.
19 Nov 1824.        Henry Woolsey, In the name of God Amen. I Henry Woolsey being weak in body, but of sound mind and disposing memory blessed be Almighty God for the same, Do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following (viz): (that is to say) First it is my will and Request that all my real and personal estate be coequally occupied by all my children during their natural lives (viz): William Woolsey, Elizabeth Woolsey, Abraham Woolsey, Jacob Woolsey, Stephen Woolsey &c. and after their several deaths to be equally divided amongst my Grand children (viz): William Dutcher and all other of my Grand children forever, and further constitute and appoint John J. Buckhout and Horace Brewer, my true and lawful Executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 19 Nov 1824. Henry X Woolsey s Wit: Joseph H. Hall, William Vantasel, William Van Wart - Proved: 14 Mar 1825 before Ebenezer White, Jr. Surrogate, etc. - Know Ye, that at the town of Somers in Westchester County, 14 Mar 1825 the last will and testament of Henry Woolsey was approved, etc.

Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905.     FHL film# 595627. L:68.
12 Jan 1819.        William Dewsinberry of City & State of New York – carman – weak in body etc - debts to be paid - To William Dewsinberry the son of my brother Sylvanus $100 - To Gilbert Dewsinberry and Freelove his Wife (my beloved father and mother) all that my certain messuage etc where they now reside in town of Harrison etc. and after their demise said messauge to my beloved wife Elizabeth etc. All the rest to my wife Elizabeth - I appoint Williams Fields and John Manard both of Harrison, Farmers, my Exor's. Wit: John Brown, John Kennard, John M. McDonald. – William Dewsinberry (L. S.) Proved: 18 Oct 1826 bef Eben. White, Jr.

CORR:
From: "Jeff Miller" <snilr@att.net> To: wilfordwhitaker@yahoo.com Hi Wilford,
I have a copy of a Will for Henry Woolsey made Nov. 19, 1824 and probated march 14, 1825 in Westchester County and mentioning children William, Elizabeth, Abraham, Jacob, Stephen etc. and grandchild William Dutchen. I don't know who this person is and he is not listed on Rootsweb. Do you know? I can scan and send you a copy if you'd like. . . .
Westchester County, New York - Card Index to Wills, Letters of Testament and Letter of Administration 1813-1983:
FHL film# 1570911 "Wolfenden, Samuel - Zanfordino, Charles Russel".
Wolsey, Jonathan File # 90- 1826. of New Castle - Intestate - Letters of Administration 9 Nov 1826. D:207.

Westchester County, New York DEEDS RECORDS, 1715-1902.   FHL film# 562388. 47:61.
13 Sep 1832.        Ann B. Woolsey, widow of Daniel Woolsey, of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Simeon Woolsey of same place for $650 ALL that part of a farm that belonged unto Daniel Woolsey dec'd that was set off as her dower, Beginning first by the side of the swamp road at a stake and stones running N etc E etc by said road to the land of Peter M. Griffen then W by said Griffen etc to Prudence Moseman's land thence S etc W etc to an elm tree by said Moseman's from thence through the swamp S etc to beginning containing 6 acres & 25 rods of ground – the 2nd piece beginning by the side of the highway leading from Bedford to Pine's Bridge at the W side & running S etc W etc then S to a stake and stones then S etc to a stake & stones then S etc W etc to Robert Knowlton's land then S etc then S etc E etc then N etc E etc to an apple tree then S etc E etc then N etc then E etc etc to place of beginning containing 23 acres 3 roods and 23 rods of ground. The other piece beginning at a pile of stones west of the above mentioned highway, the north part of orchard, then N etc to lands of Lewis Reynolds then N etc W etc to James Moseman's land then S etc W etc with said James Elisha Moseman's land to a pile of stones then S etc E etc to place of beginning containing one acre making all 31 acres & 8 rods of land, being one third of said farm, then of the barn as follows from the centre post the east part of the stables all the bay over the whole stables & over the east part of the floor, one third part of the grainery, the south part of the dweloling house of the kitchen milk room & a bed room that joins the kitchen and & the west part of the cellar from the outside door. Wit: Albertson Moseman, Asa Mosemann, Jabez Robertson. 13 Sep 1832. Before Jabez Robertson, Commr. & c. N. Bayles. Ann B. Woolsey

Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905.     FHL film# 595628. O:164ff.
10 Feb 1831. Daniel S. Willse of Greenburgh, Westchester Co, New York – First to pay debts, etc. – 2nd I give to my son Frederick Willse as his sole and absolute property my Sloop called “Gen'l Brown” with all her apparel tackle and furniture of every description – 3rd to my two sons Daniel Willse and Warner Willse share & share alike as their absolute property The Sloop named “James Galloway” etc. 4th all my stock, farming utensils household furniture and all residue of my personal property to my two sons Daniel Willse and Warner Willse in equal shares. 5th all my homestead farm containing 164 acres with the dock Mill and all other buildings etc and all other Real Estate of mine etc to my two sons Daniel Willse and Warner Willse as tenants in common in equal parts after them paying just debts and all the Legacies hereinafter given etc 6th unto my son Frederick Willse $2000 to be paid by my two sons Daniel & Warner within 90 days of my decease. 7th to my dau Anna wife of Wm Odell of City of New York $500 paid by said sons within 3 years 8th the following sums to the four children of my deceased daughter Auley viz: to Rebeca wife of Wm Odell Sr $200, to Jasper Stimsus $100, to Daniel Stimus $100, to Ellen Stimus $100 paid by said two sons within 3 years 9th to my dau Elizabeth wife of Isaac Guion $500 etc AND it being my intention the coming Spring (if I should live) to transfer and give unto my aforesaid son Frederick Wilse the aforesaid Sloop named “Gen'l Brown” etc and also to pay him the sum of $2000 in full of all the Legacies given to him & of his share in my estate etc if my two sons Daniel & Warner shall pay the said sum of $2000 & if the Sloop “Gen'l Brown” should be transferred to him before my decease then above bequest shall be void and of no effect. HAVING heretofore given my son Jasper Willse a farm I do not therefore make any further provision for him in this my will. LASTLY I appoint my two sons Daniel Willse and Warner Willse executors etc. Set my hand and seal this 10 Feb 1831. Wit: Stephen B. Tompkins of town of Greenburgh, Joseph W. Tompkins of White Plains. Daniel S. Willse (L. S.) Proved: At a Surrogate's Court held at White Plains on 22 Jan 1833 before Jonathan Ward, Surrogate. Said Daniel S. Willse died at Greenburg, (that being his place of residence) on 28 Nov 1832.

Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905.     FHL film# 595628. O:175ff.
23 Nov 1832.        Daniel Willsea, Jun. of Town of Greenburgh, being in feeble health of body but of sound disposing mind memory & understanding, etc. FIRST to pay just debts & expences of settling my estate out of my Personal Estate – 2nd I give unto my brother Warner Willsea etc all my estate Real & Personal etc with all property, effects Legacies devised and bequests given or made to me in the Will of my father etc to my brother Warner. LASTLY I appoint my two brothers Warner Willsea and Jasper Willsea Executors signed this 23 Nov 1832. Wit: Jasper S. Stymes Greenburgh & J. W. Tompkins White Plains. Daniel Willsea Jun. (L. S.) Proved: 22 Jan 1833 before Jonathan Ward, Surrogate. The said Daniel Willsea Junr died at Greenburgh 7 Dec 1832.

Westchester County, New York WILLS 1787-1905.     FHL film# 595629. P:402ff.
13 Mar 1834.        Samuel Sarles of Bedford – debts to be paid – to my beloved wife Kesiah Sarles use of my homestead farm whereon I now reside, except that part which I purchased of the Estate of Joseph Woolsey's and so much of that part which was given me by my Father Joseph Sarles etc for her use – also so said wife Kesiah the use of all my household furniture, also one Horse, one Yoke of Oxen, Five Cows, three Hogs, one one horse Waggon & harness, one Slay, two plows, on Oxchain, one ox chart, etc also Hay, Grain & provision sufficient for one year at the discretion of my exors. – I give unto my son Stephen Sarles $50, to my two sons Samuel Sarles & Horatio Sarles $250 each – I give unto my four daughters viz: Hannah Sarles, Jane Sarles, Lectia M. Sarles & Emeline Sarles $250 each, to be paid to them in two years after my disease. – I order & direct my hereinafter named Executors to dispose of in the way they may deem best, etc. all that part of my farm which I purchased of the Estate of Joseph Woolsey, and so much of that part which was given me by my Father as my Executors shall think best, etc.- ¾ to be equally divided amongst my six sons Joseph Sarles, Bailey B . Sarles, Thomas Sarles, Elkanah Sarles, Samuel Sarles and Horation Sarles, etc & the other ¼ equally my daughters Ada Sands, Hannah Sarles, Kesiah Tompkins, Jane Sarles, Lectia M. Sarles & Emeline Sarles, etc, reserving, in the conveyance of the s'd land the use of a Spring of Water brought from a part of it to my dwelling house & at the death of my said wife, etc all the household furniture to be equally divided amongst my daughters, Hannah, Jane, Lectia M. & Emaline. All remaining property to be sold and divided ¾ to sons & ¼ to daughters. I appoint Horatio Sarles of Bedford, Caleb Sands of Harrison town & Jesse Seam of Bedford Exor's. Samuel Sarles (L. S.) Wit: Jonathan Hall of Bedford, Walter Baker & James Baker, both of New Castle. Proved: 28 Oct 1834. Samuel Sarles died at his place of residence on 19 Sep 1834.

Westchester County, New York DEEDS RECORDS, 1715-1902.   FHL film# 562402. 75:484.
25 Jan 1837.        John Woolsey of City of New York TO Hiram Woolsey of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY. Whereas William Woolsey of Bedford, dec'd made his last will and testament in writing bearing date the 16 Jan 1834 and among other legatees therein mentioned after giving and bequeathing to me John Woolsey of the City of New York the sum of One Thousand Dollars the receipt of which legacy in full I hereby acknowledged did mentioned and appoint me the said John Woolsey one of the residing Legatees in and by said will and did also of his said will constitute and appoint my brother Hiram Woolsey of said Bedford and myself the said John Woolsey Executors as in and by the said Will may appear. And Whereas the said Hiram Woolsey did accept of the said Executorship and I the said John have relinquished all right thereto. Now for the sum of $450 to me paid by the said Hiram I the said John do acquit, release etc. all claim or demand I may have etc . Wit: Jarred Knapp. Pro: 1 Jul 1837. John Woolsey (L. S.)


WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK WILLS


Westchester County, New York Probates.     FHL film# 595631. T:110ff.
16 Jan 1834.        William Woolsey of Bedford in the county of Westchester and State of New York being in good health and sound disposing mind and memory yet calling to mind the uncertainty of life do make and ordain this my last Will and testament thereby Revoking all others and first: I order and direct my Executors herein after named to pay all my just debts and fun;eral expences out of any monies I may have on hand at my decease or such as may come into theirs, arising from the Sales of such property as is hereinafter directed to be sold. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Jerusha and her heirs all my Household furniture also I give her in lieu of her right of dower the use and interest of one thousand dollars during her natural life – I order and diredt my Executors to sell at auction or otherwise to best advantage all my Estate both Real and Personal (not already hereinbefore disposed of) and the monies arising from such sales distributed in legacies in the following manner: First to my son Hiram Woolsey and his heirs $1000 to be paid by my executors in one year after my decease – Second I give to my son Charles Woolsey or rather exonerate him and his heirs from the payment of two obligations which I hold against him viz: one of $500 and the other $170 together with all the Interest which may be due thereon. Third I give and bequeath to my Son John Woolsey and his Heirs $1000 to be paid by my Executors in one year after my decease. Fourth I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Emily Ofelira and her heirs Daughter of Charles Wright $100 to be paid by my Executors when she shall arrive at the age of 18 years. Fifth I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Mary Jane and her heirs daughter of Charles Wright $100 to be paid by my Executors when she shall arrive at the age of 18 years. Sixth I give and bequeath to my Grandson George Wright and his Heirs, son of Charles Wright $100 to be paid by my Executors when he shall arrive at the age of 21 years. Seventh I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Woolsey and her Heirs $1000 to be paid by my Executors in one year after my decease, Eighth I give unto my daughter Emily Woolsey $1000 etc Ninth I give nd bequeath to my grand Son William Woolsey son of my son John Woolsey and his heirs $200 to be paid at age 21.. Tenth all the Residue of my Estate I give and bequeath the one half to my son Hiram Woolsey and his heirs and the other half to my Son John Woolsey and his Heirs – Finally – I nominate and constitute and appoint my two Sons Hiram Wooosey and John Woolsey Execor's Wit: Josiah Woolsey of Bedford and Harried W. Hoyt Bedford. William Woolsey (L.S.) Proved: 8 Oct 1836 before Jonathan Ward, Surrogate at White Plains, New York. – Hiram Woolsey of Bedford served a copy on Jerusha Woolsey the widow of said deceased, Charles Wright and Ann his wife, Mary Woolsey, Jared Knapp and Emily his wife, Charles Woolsey residing in the City of New York and John Woolsey residing in the State of New Jersey all over the age of 21 years – 10 Oct 1836. Said William Woolsey departed this life some time in the month of June last past at Bedford, that being the place of his residence at the time of his death that on the 10 Sep last past he saw the said will in the hands of Josiah Woolsey one of the subscribing witnesses to the said Will and a Brother of the said deceased that the said Josiah Woolsey informed the deponent that on the day and after the execution of the said Will, the Testator gave him the said Josiah Woolsey the said Woolsey to keep and that the same was in his possession from the day of execution until the 10 Sep last past when he gave the said will to the Surrogate of the county of Westchester – Josiah Woolsey of Bedford etc together with Harriet W. Hoyt, then of the Town of Bedford but now residing in the City of New York – he wrote the will and read it to the said testator – Harriet W. Hoyt of the City of New York etc she did see William Woolsey etc deceased sign the Instrument etc.

Westchester County, New York Probates.     FHL film# 595631. U:101..
26 Dec 1833.         Charles Dusenberry of Greenburgh, Westchester Co, NY etc to pay just debts etc 2nd to my two daughters Elizabeth, the wife of John Purdy and Margaret, the wife of Benjamin Carpenter each $225 etc. to my son Richard Dusenberry my homestead farm lying in Greenburgh 125 acres etc the said Richard to pay to my exors $600 to be divided equally among my six sons: John, James, Henry, Daniel, Charles and Stephen. I appoint my neighbor Allan Mead of Greenburgh and my two sons John Dusenberry and Richard Dusenbury executors etc Wit: Charles A. Purdy and J. W. Tompkins both of White Plains Proved: 2 Sep 1737. Notice To Richard Dusenbury, John Purdy and Elizabeth Purdy his wife, Benjamin Carpenter and Margaret his wife, and John Dusenbury residing in Greenburgh, to Charles Dusenbury of Yonkers, to James Dusenbury, Daniel Dusenbury and Henry O'dell Dusenberry in City of New York – all over 21 years - to Robert Palmer of White Plains being special guardian for Sarah T. Dusenberry, Emily Dusenberry, Caleb C. Dusenberry and Adeline Dusenberry, residing in City of New York minor grandchildren of Charles Dusenberry deceased.

Westchester County, New York Probates.     FHL film# 595633. W:183.
23 Sep 1839.        Thomas Woolsey of Bedford etc to pay just debts etc Second I give to my beloved wife Tamer the use of my farm of about 80 acres during her natural life Third I give to my son Simeon Woolsey etc all my aforesaid farm etc immediately at the decease of my beloved wife Tamer, said Simeon to pay into the hands of my exeor's $1000 to enable them to pay certain legacies Fourth I give unto my Grandson James Madison Pine my farm, etc. situated in the town of Tyre, Seneca County, NY containing about 52 acres also $500 to my grandson Aaron Woolsey etc $500 Sixth residue I give to my beloved wife Tamer. I nominate my brother Josiah Woolsey and my son Simeon Woolsey exo'rs. Wit: Squire Barrett & Morgan L. Savage, both of Bedford. Thomas Woolsey (L.S.) Proved: 29 Jan 1840 before Jonathan Ward, Surrogate. Etc. Simeon Woolsey came before the court and said that Thomas Woolsey departed this life on or about 6 Dec last [1839] and left a will dated 23 Sep 1838 [sic] - notice to Tamer Woolsey widow of Thomas Woolsey deceased, Simeon Woolsey and Aaron G. [T.?] Woolsey of Bedford & James M. Pine of Tyre, Seneca Co , NY and to said Simeon Woolsey as general Guardian for the said Aaron F. ? Woolsey who is a minor the aforesaid persons being the only next of kin – Jonathan Ward, Surrogate. Josiah Woolsey of Bedford he verily believes this is the will of Thomas Woolsey, deceased. & that he wrote the said will previous to its date at the request and by the direction of the testator. Squire Barret deposed and said it was the will of Thomas Woolsey bearing date 23 Sep 1839.

Westchester County, New York Probates.     FHL film# 595633. W:431.
10 May 1838.        Ezra Fountain of Bedford etc pay just debts etc to beloved wife Jerusha Fountain all my household furniture, all the cattle & all the farming utensils belonging to my farm in Bedford also use of lands etc in Bedford also $1600 – to my son James Fountain $900 to my son Tyler Fountain $100 to my grandson Ezra Fountain $200 to my grandson Aaron Woolsey $300 to my dau Elizabeth Woolsey the use of $800 also to my dau Elizabeth Woolsey the use of all my farm lying in the town of Lafayette, Onondaga Co, NY during the natural lives of her and her husband John Woolsey and at their decease I give the said farm and $800 to her three children to be divided between them in the following manner viz: 2/3 parts to her son and 1/3 part to each of her daughters – to my dau Electa Wood $800 Also I give to my dau Harriet Trowbridge $500 also to my dau Mary Roof the use of $800 and at her decease to my grand daughter Matilda Adams $200 also after the decease of my wife my Exor's to sell all my land I Bedford & with $1600 & 600 etc to heirs in proportion etc I make my son James Fountain my sole exor. Wit: Jabez Robertson, Henry H. Robertson, Milton Robertson all of Bedford. Ezra Fountain (L.S.) Proved: 29 Dec 1840 before Alexander H. Wells, Surrogate. Notice to Jerusha Fountain of Bedford, widow of Ezra Fountain, dec'd, to James Fountain of Yorktown, to Aaron Woolsey of Bedford, John Woolsey & Elizabeth his wife of Lafayette, Onondaga, NY to Tyler Fountain of Cortlandt, to Rice Roof & Mary his wife & John Adams and Matilda his wife of City of New York, to Alfred Wood & Electa his wife & Jeremiah Trowbridge & Harriet his wife of Bedford which are the children and grand children, next of kin etc of the said Ezra Fountain, dec'd.

Westchester County, New York Probates.     FHL film# 595637. 31:441.
22 Apr 1848.        Keziah Sarles widow of Samuel Sarles – I give to my dau Emeline the wife of John Benedict, all my wearing apparel, etc and all my property and estate of every kind and nature soever for said emeline's sole use and benefit. Wit: Parthena Sarles, Samuel Sarles both of Bedford. Keziah X Sarles (L.S.) Proved: 11 Dec 1849 before Lewis C. Platt, Surrogate. - on 26 Nov 1849 Elkanah Sarles, of Bedford, a son, heir at law and next of kin of Keziah Sarles late of Bedford, dec'd in which will no person was named as executor & no one appeared to oppose the probate declared will a valid will, etc.

Westchester County, New York Probates.     FHL film# 595637. 32:308.
19 Jul 1848.        Elijah Woolsey of Rye, Westchester Co, NY Minister of the Gospel in comfortable health and of good memory and sound mind for which with all other blessings I am thankful to my maker First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Phebe Woolsey during her natural life the use of my house and Lot situated in the town of Rye bounded by the Road on the West by Joseph H. Gedney on the South by Underhill Halsted on East by David Gedney on the north also my barn etc situated on the west side of said road opposite the house above described and after the death of my wife I give to Phebe Beyea the dau of Samuel Beyea etc Second I give to my wife Phebe the use of $100 & after her decease to Elicta Nilson the dau of Justus and Phebe nilson etc all residue to beloved wife Phebe I appoint my beloved wife Phebe Executrix and Underhill Halsted and John Gedney all of Rye my Exor's. Wit: James McIntosh, William Gedney, Westchester Co. 22 Apr 1850.

Westchester County, New York Probates.     FHL film# 595640. 37:535.
25 Aug 1856.        Isaac Woolsey of Ossining, Westchester Co, NY to my beloved wife Marietta Woolsey all my property both real and personal during her natural life provided she does not marry and at her decease or at her getting married I give all my said property to my son Alonzo B. Woolsey etc. I appoint my said wife Marietta and my son Alonzo B. Woolsey Execor's The above bequest to my wife is in lieu of dower and what she would have taken of my property if I had died intestate. Wit: Francis Larkin & Abram Hyatt both of Sing Sing, Westchester County, New York. Isaac Woolsey (L.S.) Proved: 2 Sep 1856 before R. H. Coles, Surrogate , came Marinda Woolsey the Extrx named in Will of Isaac Woolsey late of Ossining, de'd & by Abram Hyatt her Proctor & Counsel & satisfactory evidence & Alonzo B. Woolsey the son of the said Testator a minor under 21 are the only heirs Horton R. Platt guardian ad litem of the said minor etc. judged valid, etc.



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