John Budd - 1684
The Will of John Budd, Southold the 27th of October 1684
In the Name of God Amen
Firstly I bequeath my soule to God that gave it hoping for salvation by the merritts and Passion of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and my boddy to decent and Christian Burriall according to the discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned and that my funerall charges be made out of my whole Estate and also that I declare and make void all or any will or wills by me formerly made and for my worldly Estate I doe dispose of it as follows:
Item My will and mind is and I doe hereby bequeath unto my wife Mary Budd two croks a bead furniture all my household goods the negro woman called Cathrine and her childe except what is hereafter excepted and that my said wife Mary Budd shalt be and Remain in my new dwelling house and that my eldest son John Budd shall maintaine her with victualls all this to be and (unreadable) no longer than her widdowhood and for any (unreadable) moore comfortable subsistance during her widdowhood I leave to the discretion of my executors and if in case my wife shall see cause to remarry then my minde and will is that she shall have and enjoy as her propriety and to her disposeall two cowes A bedd and furniture and what moore my executors shall see meets and convenient for her out of that part of my estate not already disposed of in this my will and moore over I give and bequeath unto my said wife one piece of (fold?) of value twenty-one shillings.
Item My will is and I doe hereby bequeath unto my Eldest son John Budd all my accomodations Rights Title and interest unto all my lands and meadows and commonages lying and being between the fresh meadowe and Plum Gutt as will appeare by Record together with all my housing barne fencing carts plowes carts wheels and all my tooles tackling and Instruments of husbandry both within doores and without and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever and I doe further give and bequeath unto my said son John Budd and to the heirs aforesaid Foure Oxen three cowes thre mares three horses and one feather bedd and furniture. The negro man cald Herry, and my minde and will is that in case my said son John shall see caws to marry it shall not be without the consent and approbation of my executors which if he shall presume to doe, then my mind and will is; that my said son for his so doeing shall enjoy no more than two thirds of the estate by me unto him willed and bequeathed or so much more of the other third as my executors shall see comvenient for him and the remainder of that Partt so forfeited shall be at the Sole Disposall of my Executors to as many of my children and such a proportion as they in their discretion shall see (mutt?) and convenient; and my minde and will is that my said son John Budd shall not make any bargains and truckes or sale of any of his estate unto him so given and bequeathed without the full consent of both my Executors until he comes to the full age of twenty five yeares which if he shall presume o doe then my will is that my Executors declare all such bargaines truckes and sales to be void and of none effect except they shall see cause and reasons to confirm them.
Item My mind and will is and I doe hereby bequeath unto my youngest sonne Joseph Budd all the right (?) and interest and a Necke of Land upon the maine in the County of Westchester in the Province of New Yorke which said necke of Land Lyeth between Blinde Brooke and Memeroinoake River with all rights privileges and appurtenances hereunto belonging and an Island of meadow hereunto belonging except what is hereafter Excepted; out of said Land one hundred acres and fower acker of meadow upon said island and this I give unto my said son Joseph and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever and I doe further give and bequeath unto my said son all my house and housing, fence and fencing upon said land either standing or lyeing and I doe give unto him two oxen two cowes fower ( ? ) cattle three horses or mares together with all implements of husbandry and tools (?) within doores or without in and upon the said farm and my will and minde is that this Estate by me bequeathed unto my sonn Joseph and the heires of his body lawfully begotten shall be impoved for his best advantage by my Executors until he attaine unto his full age of twenty one yeares. (Inserted.."And that my said sonn shall be and remain with his mother and brother until the age of twenty one years") Unless my executors for reasons Inducing them to it shall see cause to the contrary and my minde and will is that my said sonn Joseph Budd be comprehended under the same restrictions which his brother John is by this my will enjoyned notwithstanding the (not not?) perticular mention or reciting thereof and that my executors be pleased to except of it so and to proceed accordingly as there be occassion.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary the now wife of Christopher Youngs halfe my right of Land and meadowes at Accabanck
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter
Hannah the now wife of Johnthan Hart one hundred aces of Land and fower acres of
meadow in the necke called Memorinecke lying between Joseph Budd and Longsbey.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah (? hard to read) Budd the sum of thirty pounds in current pay when she shall arrive to the full age of eighteen years or day of marriage.
Item My mind is and I doe hereby further declare that all my just debts be paid out of my whole estate notwithstanding the not mentioning of it at the first before any division be made but it shall remaine intire until it be discharged and for any of my estate not herein mentioned or bequeathed after my debts be paid then I leave such or such part or parcell thereof to the sole disposall of my executors unto my children having a respect to my Eldest Sonn
And Lastly My mind mind and will is that my respected friends and neighbors Mr. John Tutthill, Sen. and Mr. Isaac Arnold or the Surveyer of (thene?) by my Executors and I doe hereby constitute and appointe them the said Isaack and John their heires executors administrators or the surveyor or surveyors of them to be my Executors of this my Last will and Testament and that they be duly paid out of my Estate for the trouble and paines they shall be at in the management of this my Estate so and hereby bequeathed.
Item I doe will and bequeath unto my well
beloved friends and executors aforesaid the sum of fifty shillings to each of
them in currant money to buy what they shall best like to remember me by and
that this is my Last will and Testament I have hereunto subscribed my name and
fixed my seale this 36 yeare of the reigne of our Sovereigne Lord Charles the
Second of England Scottland France and Ireland King Defender of the faith and in
the yeare of Our Lord 1684.
Isa. Arnold court of Oyer and Terminer held at Southampton the
12 of November 1684 Suffolke County November the 12the 1684.
Inventory of John Budd Estate - 1684
Southold, March the 25, 1685
In the Lentto
Merchandise in Chamber
In Rye: the 6 Day of June 1685
There is in the hand of Joseph Galpin
June 10th Day 1685