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From: Pat Mount <>
Subject: [NJMONMOU-L] Will of Thomas Cooke
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 19:33:42 -0500
WILL of THOMAS COOKE, of the town of Shrewsbury, Mon. Co., yeoman,
"in very good health." Dated Dec. 12, 1698. Proved by dec. of Thomas Potter,
wit., before Richard Hartshorne and John Hance, Shrewfberry, 26th Sept., 1699,
and also by dec. of Abraham Bickley, wit., before Thomas Bibb, "Burgess or
Cheife Magistrate of ye Towne of Burlington," Burlington, 3rd Oct., 1699.
Gives: "unto my Louing wif Elizabeth Cooke all my houfes and Lands
fcituate ... in ye faid fhrewsbury (Doing "no waft) During her widowhood but
if fhee ... marriy againe then but one third (and from thence forth During
"her Naturall Life) of the profitts of all ye fd tracts of lands ... in leive
and ftead of her thirds"; "unto my youngeft "fon Thomas Cooke and ... his
heirs ... the one ... half part of my land and meadow Begining at the "north
wefft End of ye fd tract of land and at ye Neverfincks Riuer (alias) ye north
River from thence to Run as ye "lines Rune feventy three Chaines to Rune a
Crofe line from fide to fide for the pertition line And alfo three acres and a
"half of meadow lying at ye fouth End of ye fd tract of land, bounded on ye
East by farah Reepe and a fmall Creek "west by peter white, fouth by a branch
of fhrewsbury River and north by my owne meadow"; "to my Eldeft fon william
"Cooke the other ... half part of my faid tract of land and meadow ... his
heirs"; "unto my Daughter "Elizabeth Cooke forty pounds in Currant filver
money of ... prouince of East New Jarsey to be paid to her ... "by my
Executrix ... when fhee .. Elizabeth fhall accomplifh and Come to her Lawfull
age of one and twenty "years or Elfe fix moneths after the Day of marriage."
"Rest of my moneys bonds bills fervants and perfonall Eftate goods
and Chattels ... unto Louing wife .... "Elizabeth Cooke whom I Nominate ... to
be whole and fole Executrix."
Wits.: Thomas Potter [his mark]
Entered upon ye publick Record of Pro. of East New Jersey, Lib. A.,
foll. 20 & 21, Thomas Gordon, D. Secry. & Regr.
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