1619 - 1706
Father: John SWAYZE
Mother: Margaret ?????
Family 1 : Katheryn KING
2. Joseph SWAYZE
3. Samuel SWAYZE
4. Mehitable SWAZYE
5. Sarah SWAYZE
6. Abigail SWAYZE
7. Mary SWAYZE
| (1584 - 1686) m ca1610
|- - John SWAYZE
| (1619 - 1706) m 1650
(ca1590 - 1622/3) m ca1610
Will of John Swesey:
"In the name of God, Amen: I John S. of Southold, in Long Island, in county of Suffolk and in ye Province of New York, being of good and sound memory and calling to mind ye uncertainty of this life, and that I must yield to death when it shall please God, do make, constitute and ordain this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and annulling any other or forms of wills by me made either by word or writing.
"Imprimis: I give my soul unto God who gave it and my body being dead to be buried, and my worldly, estate (my just debts being paid)- first I give and bestow in name and form following:
"Item: I give and bequeath unto my son John my dwelling house and orchard together with the buildings, fencings and other improvements on my home stall and all ye land by me improved southward of ye landwhich my son John hath fenced in containing ye whole breadth of ye land as far as the South Bay-ye other lot westward of it being a second lot with half ye share of ye meadow commonly called "Horton's Meadow", and being another share of meadow at a place called ye "Great Meadow" and also ally my implements of husbandry and other tools.
"Item: I give and bequeath to my son Joseph S. one hundred acres of land upon which he is settled lying westward of my son John's land and northward of my son Joseph's home lot, and half of ye above of the great meadow lying on the other side of the river which was formerly John Younge's and also ye other half of ye lot westward of it and my horses in ye woods to be equally divided between my three sons.
"Item: I give and bequeath to my son Samuel ye land now in the occupation of my son John lying between my son Joseph's and the house stall which by these presents I have given to my son John; and ye other half of ye above of ye meadow called 'Horton's Meadow', with this condition or limitation that my son Samuel shall not have power to sell or dispose of any part or parcel of ye land hereby granted to him, so that if he shall decease without issue ye right of inheritance of ye land shall be to the next proper heir. Also I give to him half of my cattle and the bed and furniture he lyeth on.
"Item: I give to my daughter Aldridge and to the heirs of Peter Aidridge deceased one hundred acres of land lying on the north side or the land given to my son Joseph, if there be so much land there, be it more or less.
"Item: I give to my youngest daughters Sarah and Mary Swesey ye other half of my cattle to be equally divided between them.
"Item: I give and bequeath to my four daughters, Abagail, Mehitable, Sarah and Mary, all my household goods to be equally divided between them.
"Item: My will is that consideration of ye lands given to my sons John and Joseph they shall pay to my two youngest daughters Sarah and Mary ye sum of 20 pounds current pay of the country; that is to say, 10 pounds apiece to each of my youngest daughters within two years after my decease.
"Item: My will is that Bessie my servant shall be free and set at liberty at my decease and she shall have the bed she lyeth on.
"Lastly: I do hereby nominate and appoint John Tuthill of Southold and John Hallett to be the Executors of this Will and Testament.
"In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal ye 20 of May, 1692.
John Swesey (Seal)
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