"In the name of God, Amen, the 30 day of September, 1731, 1731. I, William Fowler, of the Fox meadows, in the County of Westchester, being very sick and weak, I order that 100 acres of land be sold to pay debts. The land is adjoining to John Gedney's and so by Samuel Drake's till it comes to Bronx river; and so running northward in width till it makes up 100 acres. I leave to my wife Mary all my movable estate, and I make her and John Fowler, of Rye, and William Forgison, executors. I also order my wife Mary to keep my children till they are of age, and to live in my house while she remains my widow. And when my eldest son, Jasper Fowler, comes of age, my executors are to divide all my land between my three sons, Jasper, Joshua, and Drake Fowler. "If my wife shall prove with child and have a son, he is to have an equal share with my sons; and if a girl, then she is to have an equal share with my daughters." I leave to my daughters, Rebecca and Sarah, each E20 when of age."
Witnesses, Jeremiah Fowler, Peter Hatfield, John Barwick.
Proved before Gilbert Willett, Esq., October 15, 1731.
New York City Wills, 1720-1744, p. 193
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