Name: George Woolsey
Given Name: George
Birth: 27 Oct 1610 in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England 1
Christening: 15 Mar 1615/16 1
Death: 17 Aug 1698 in Jamaica, Queens County, New York 1
Burial: Woolsey Family Cemetery, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 1 1
Change Date: 2 Dec 2010 at 19:24
The following was transcribed by Gene H. George from George Woolsey's Will. The copy used for this transcription was a certified copy owned by Mrs. Rosamond (Woolsey) Brown. Address is suppressed from printout.
RR #1, Box 77 Milton, NY 12547
Date June 1972 - J. W. Woolsey - 1030 Sanford - Richland, Wash. 99352
The transcriber notes that there were many misspelled words, but emphasized that he transcribed the Will as it was.
The Will follows...
City Registers Office, Queens, N.Y., NY
Dated 22nd Day of Sept. 1698
File location - AT X-M, Sec. X-Block X-Liber A of Deeds, Page 11
In the name of God Amen, I George Wolsey, of Jamaica in Queens County upon Long Island being at present weak of body but through Gods mercy, of sound memory and perfect understanding and considering ye frailty of humane nature ye certainly of death ye uncertainly of ye time to make and ordain this t be my land Will and Testament as followesth, that is to say, first and principally I bequeath my soul to God who gave it cleansed from its sins and uniquely through ye meritts of my blessed Savior and redeemer ye Son Jesus Christ and my body to ye dust from which it was at first take to be decently and Christian like intered at ye discretion of my Executor here after named and as for ye worldly estate God hath endowed me with all I do give and bequeath as followeth; That is to say 1st. item - I give and bequeath unto my well beloved and eldest Son, George Wolsey all my lott of land being at ye Beaver Pond within ye town of Jamaica afor said. To have and to hold ye said lott of land with ye appurtenances there on being to him ye said George Wolsey, his heirs and assigns to ye only proper use of him ye said George Wolsey, his heirs and assigns for ever.
2nd. item - I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Son, Thomas Wolsey all ye fifteen acre lott of land lying to ye westward of Anthony Walters home lott in Jamaica afor said to have and to hold ye said lott of land and all ye appurtenances there unto being to him ye said Thomas Wolsey, his heirs and assigns to ye only proper use, benefitt and behoof of him ye said Thomas Wolsey, his heirs and assigns for ever.
3rd. item - I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Son, John Wolsey all ye my thirty acre lott of land lying to ye eastward by ye Little Plains runing within ye bound of Jamaica afor said to have and to hold the said thirty acre lott of land with its appurtenances to use ye said John Wolsey, his heirs and assigns to ye only proper use and benefitt and behoof of him ye said John Wolsey, his heirs and assigns for ever. I do also give and bequeath unto my said Son, John Wolsey after ye decease, two oxen and all my wearing apperall.
4th. item - I do give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter, Mary Wolsey, one feather bed and bolster, two pillows, a pair of sheets and two coverlids to be delivered her at her day of marriage or is when she attains ye age of eighteen years, also one cow to be delivered her at ye same time.
5th. item - I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife, Rebecca, all ye remainder of my land & tenements goods and chattels to have and to hold to her ye said Rebecca for and during her natural life, after her decease as followeth, that is to say all remainder of my house, land and meadow not already given. I do after my wifes decease give and bequeath ye same unto my three sons, George, Thomas & John Wolsey to be equall in portion without ye benefitt of joint tenancy or survivorship and to usery of them, their heirs and assigns for ever and all my goods and chattels of what nature or kind soever ye shall be and reamaine after my wifes decease, I give and bequeath unto my three Daughters, that is to say, Sarah Hallet, Rebecca Wiggins & Mary Wolsey to be equally divided between them.
6th. item - I do appoint, make and ordain my well beloved wife, Rebecca to be sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament desiring all my children to behave themselves to their mother, lovingly act to other.
7th. item - Lastly I do hereby revoke, make void and null all former and other Wills and Testaments by me made and do appoint this to be my last Will and Testament.
As wittiness my hand and seal at Jamaica ye second day of November in ye year of our Lord, Jesus christ 1691.
George Wolsey (L.S.)
signed sealed and published in ye presence of :
Thomas Willett -- Daniell Whitehead -- Andrew Gibb, Sr.
Queens County S -- At a Court of common Peas held at Jamaica this 23rd. of September in ye tenth year of ye reign of William ye Third, by ye grace of God of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, King Defender of ye Faith and the last Will and Testament of ye with written, George Wolsey deceased was forward by ye oaths of Capt. Daniell Whitehead and Andrew Gibb, witness there unto subscribed and ye Executor herein mentioned whereby authorized to act and do what Executor by law are impowered to do the giving in bond to bring unto ye Court of common Pleas for Queens County a true and perfect inventory of all and a list ye goods and chattels of ye said Testator.
Entered the 22nd. day of Sept. 1689. Per - A. Gibb (Clerk)
Queens Count Seal
Queens County S S.; Whereas by the Will and Testament of George Wolsey, late of Jamaica deceased, proved at a Court of Common Please held at Jamaica in Queens County this the two and twenthyeth day of September in the tenth year of the reign of our Soverign Lord William the third by grace of God, King of England Scotland, France and Ireland. Defender of the Faith and Rebecca his widow in there is nominated to the sole Executrix of the same last Will and testament.
These are therefore to certify unto all whom it may concern that the said Rebecca having given bond with assurance as well to exhibit a true and perfect account of all the goods and chattels of the said Testator as to fulfil and perform the said Will is by the court aforsaid admitted sole Executrix of the said last Will and testament and is hereby authorized to act, perform and fulfill all and singular what Executors by the law ought and are required to do. Dated at Jamaica the 22nd. day of September in then tenth year of His Majesties reign. Annog-Domi 1698
Per Buria A. Gibb (clerk)
Entered to two and tentieth day of September, one thousand six hundred ninety eight.
By Andrew Gibb (Clerk)
Queens Count Seal
Father: George Woolsey b: Abt 1585 in England
Mother: Francis Roberts b: Abt 1586 in England
Rebecca Cornell b: 31 Jan 1628/29 in Essex, England
9 Dec 1647
in Dutch Church, Breuckelen, New Netherland
- Note: Where they were married is now Brooklyn, New York.
- Change Date:
2 Dec 2010
- Sarah Woolsey b: 3 Aug 1650 in Vissingen, New Netherland
- George Woolsey b: 10 Oct 1652 in Vissingen, New Netherland
- Thomas Woolsey b: 10 Apr 1656 in Vissingen, New Netherland
- Rebecca Woolsey b: 4 Apr 1659 in Vissingen, New Netherland
- John Woolsey b: 16 Jan 1660/61 in Vissingen, New Netherland
- Mary Woolsey b: 19 Mar 1663/64 in Vissingen, New Netherland
- William Woolsey b: 1667 in Vissingen, New Netherland
- Abbrev: George-Mallory Family
Title: George-Mallory Family
Author: Gene Homer George
Publication: George~1, 12 Nov 2009