Westchester County New York Deeds




WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK DEEDS & PROBATES




Westchester County, New York DEED Records, 1684-1902;
index, 1684-1966. County Clerk's Office.
White Plains, New York. Microfilm of original records. 35 mm.
Land and Property. Grantee Index “T-Z” 1680-1898.
Grantor Index “Wa-Z” (typescript) Grantor Index “W-Z”1680-1898 (Original hand-written).




PROBATE: Pelletreau, William S. A.M. EARLY WILLS OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK. FROM 1664 TO 1784. New York. Francis P. Harper 1898. p. 117.
#215. John Woolsey, Sr., Bedford, [Westchester, New York]. Leaves to wife Sarah L60. Rest of estate to be sold and one half the money is to be used for benefit of son Gilbert, "to bring him up to learning." If he die before 21, the estate to go to my brothers William, Jonathan and Richard. Witness: Samuel Miller, Peter Helmes, Geo. McDonald. Dated 16 Aug, proved 27 Nov 1751.


GENE: File sent by Ronald L. Gilliland. "Descendants of John Wolsey". p.12.
PROBATE: Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the year 1893. Publication Fund Series. New York. Printed for the Society. 1895. p. 374-5. Abstracts of Wills - Liber 18:[p. 59]. In the name of God, Amen, 16 Aug 1751 I, John Woolsey, Sr., of Bedford, in Westchester County, I direct all debts and funeral charges to be paid. I leave to my wife Sarah, 60 pounds. My farm is to be sold, and all money and book debts and bonds to be put at interest for my son Gilbert, "and the interest to be expended upon him to bring him up to learning, and when he leaves off learning, he is to have the interest till he is of age". If he dies under age, then the estate is to go to my brothers, William, Jonathan, and Richard Woolsey. My brother William and my wife Sarah are to sell all lands, and I make them executors. Witnesses, Samuel Miller, Peter Holmes, Lewis McDonald. Mem.- I leave my wife a horse, saddle and bridle, and a feather bed. Proved, 27 Nov 1751.


PROBATE: Genealogical Data from Administration Papers. Abstracted by Dr. Kenneth Scott. National Society of Colonial Dames. 1972. FHL# 974.7 D2g.
p. 371. Jonathan Woolsey of Bedford, Westchester County, New York. Renunciation (18 Jan 1754) of Abigail Woolsey, w. of dec'd in favor of William Dusenbery of Bedford. Wit: Lewis McDonald, John Holmes, Jr. 8 Feb 1754 - Admin. granted - Book 1 1/2 485-B #902204-5 to Wm Dusenberry.



Westchester County, New York DEEDS RECORDS, 1715-1786.



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21 Jun 1702.        In the first year of the Reign of Sovraign Lady Anne by the grace of God Queen of England Scotland France and Ireland Defender of the faith etc between Robert Walter Esqr John Cholwell merchant Leigh Attwood Esqr Cornelius De peyster merchant Richard Sleater Barne Cosens gent Lancastor Syms merchant Mathew Clarkson Esqr Roberts Lurting merchant and Peter Mathews gent all of city and province of New York TO Caleb heathcot of mannor of Scaresdale in West Chester, NY whereas his late majestie by his letters patents bering date 2 Mar last past etc hath granted to [above] land lying in said county of Westor bounded S by East division line between the province of NY & Colony of Conneticut and on E by other division line and go along the said line until it meet with the patent of Adolpoh Phillips and so along his S boundaries till it meet with the patent of the mannor of Cortland and thence upon a direct course until it meet with the E of twenty miles of the said mannor of etc also other land etc Wit: Thomas Chald, Thomas Burroughs Pro: 15 Dec 1702. [all signed].
[ THE ABOVE DEED IS INCLUDED HERE BECAUSE THE FOLLOWING DEED OF THOMAS & RUTH WOOLSEY & SONS MENTIONS THAT THOMAS WOOLSEY WAS GRANTED LAND IN BEDFORD BY PETER MARSHALL. THE PETER MARSHALL TO THOMAS WOOLSEY DEED WAS NOT FOUND, BUT ABOVE INCLUDED TO SHOW THE OTHER PATENTEES (ANY OF WHICH COULD HAVE GRANTED THE LAND TO THOMAS WOOLSEY, ALTHOUGH THOMAS WOOLSEY DOES NOT APPEAR AS A “GRANTEE” IN THESE EARLY RECORDS. ]


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12 Jan 1729.        TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come GREETING KNOW YE THAT I, THOMAS WOOLSEY, with ye consent & good likeing of Ruth my wife and we WILLIAM WOOLSEY, JONATHAN WOOLSEY, RICHARD WOOLSEY & JOHN WOOLSEY, all sons of the above named THOMAS WOOLSEY for & in consideration of ye sum of ONE HUNDRED & FIVE POUNDS current lawfull money of New York, to us in hand well & truly paid before ye ensealing & delivery of these presents by HENRY DUSINBERRY of Rye in ye County & Province aforesaid Yeoman ye receipt whereof we do hereby acknowledge & our selves to be therewith fully satisfied & paid and thereof & from every part thereof do acquit exonerate & discharge ye said HENRY DUSINBERRY his heirs execrs & admrs. & every of them forever by these presents have granted bargained sold assured released conveyed & confirmed unto the said Henry Dusenberry his heirs & assigns forever ALL that a certain parcel or or tract of land lying & being in ye bounds of ye patent of ye township of BEDFORD abovesd, & is part of the lands granted by Peter Mathews (who was one of ye Pattentees of said Township's new purchase) unto ye said Thomas Woolsey butted and bounded as followeth: BEGINNING at ye northwest corner at a stake there set up from thence running southerly on a strait line one hundred & forty one rods & twenty links & a half of ye chain to another stake set up at ye southwesterly corner from thence running easterly on a strait line to an heap of stones at ye southeast corner one hundred & seventy rods from thence running northerly on a strait line one hundred & forty one rods & twenty links & a half of a chain to a stake sett up at ye northeast corner & from thence on a strait line one hundred & sevey rods to ye first above mentioned stake where it first begun. Bounded westerly by Fanconiers west Pattent so called wch is the west bounds of Bedford Pattent & northerly easterly & southerly yt is three sides thereof by land belonging to ye said Thomas Woolsey & his above named sons containing with ye above bounds one hundred & fifty acres English Measure. TOGETHER with all & singular ye buildings improvements woods underwoods timber trees brooks streams & runs of water libertys ways easements profits priviledges & advantages thereon or thereunto belonging or in anyways appertaining with ye reversion & reversions remainder & remainders rents issues & profits of ye same whatsoever ALSO all ye right title interest use possession property claim & demand whatsoever of us the said Thomas Woolsey, & Ruth his wife, William Woolsey, Jonathan Woolsey, Richard Woolsey, & John Woolsey each & every of us of in or unto ye same or any part thereof. TO HAVE & TO HOLD the above granted & sold one hundred & fifty acres of land & every ye appurtenances unto ye same belonging unto him the said Henry Dusinberry his heirs & assigns forever to ye only proper use benefitt & behoof of him ye said Henry Dusinberry his heirs & assigns forevermore. AND we ye said Thomas Woolsey, William Woolsey, Jonathan Woolsey, Richard Woolsey & John Woolsey for ourselves our heirs execrs & admrs. & every of them do covenant grant & agree to & with ye said Henry Dusinberry his execrs. Admrs. & assigns that at ye time of ye executing hereof we are lawfully seized & possessed of the above granted premises in our own proper right & have in our selves full power & lawfull authority to grant bargain & sell ye same & every part thereof in manner & form abovesaid. AND FURTHER that it shall & may be lawfull to & for ye said Henry Dusinberry his heirs & assigns by force & virtue of presents upon & into ye premises aforesaid to enter & ye same & every part thereof at all times hereafter forever peaceably & quietly shall have hold use occupy possess & enjoy & that freely & clearly acquitted & discharged (or by us ye said Thomas Woolsey, William Woolsey, Jonathan Woolsey, Richard Woolsey & John Woolsey our execrs. & admrs. Well & truly savied harmless & indemnified of & from all & all manner of former & other gifts grants bargains sales rights titles wills entails jointers dowries alienations or other incumbrances whatsoever ye rents and servides due owing & payable unto his Majesty his heirs, successors always & only excepted) AND we ye said Thomas Woolsey, William Woolsey, Jonathan Woolsey, Richard Woolsey, and John Woolsey & our successors ye above granted & sold one hundred & fifty acres of land & every ye appurtenances unto ye same belonging unto ye said Henry Dusinberry his heirs & assigns forever against us our heirs execrs. & admrs. & against every other person & persons whatsoever or whomsoever shall & will warrant & forever secure & defend by these presents. IN WITNESS WHEREOF we have caused this deed to be made & have hereunto set our hands & seals ye twelfth day of January in ye third year of ye Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the second over Great Brittain &c. Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & twenty nine. THOMAS his + mark WOOLSEY (S) RUTH WOOLSEY (S) WILLIAM WOOLSEY (S) JONATHAN WOOLSEY (S) RICHARD WOOLSEY (S) JOHN WOOLSEY (S) sealed & delivered in the presence of Hugh Hunter Richard Pullen. Memorandum ye 17 Nov 1730 then appeared before me William Willett Esqr. Judge of ye inferior Court of Common Pleas for Westchester County Hugh Hunter, one of ye evidences to ye within deed & under oath declared that he saw every one of the grantors thereof execute ye same as their acts & deed and I allow the same to be recorded. William Willett. A true copy of the original entered & examined by me. W. Forster, Cl.
[ THOMAS WOOLSEY IS ONE OF THE SONS OF GEORGE 'JORIS' WOOLSEY AND REBECCA CORNELL. THOMAS WOOLSEY'S WIFE IS RUTH __________, most probably RUTH BAYLIS. ]


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3 Jul 1729.        David Haight & Phebe Haight his wife of Rye, Westchester Co, NY TO James Wetmore of Rye for 66 pounds land in twp of Rye in Harrison's Purchase being part of ye farm on which I now live given me by my father Samuel Haight, deceased, containing 33 acres & bounded N by said James Wetmore's land bought of my brother Jonathan Haight, E by Westchester olf path & S by a line of marked trees designed for ye road to White Plains, lying in a triangular form though y E & S sides be Multangular. Wit: Samuel Haight, Caleb Wetmore. Pro: 27 Oct 1731. David Haight (S) Phebe her + mark Haight (S).


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24 Apr 1786.        John Wollsey of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY yeoman TO John Woolsey, Jr. of Bedford, for 100 pounds ALL that a certain tract of land in Bedford, New Purchase, bounded S beginning by the road & E by land of Saml Holmes to land of heirs of Hezekiah Gray, thence N by said land to Lot Sarles, still running N by said Sarles land & land of Eli Tyler to the highway near the house of the widow Hannah Tyler, then W along the highway to the road that leads to Croton River, the S along said land by the house of Joseph Griffen to the place of beginning containing 56 acres. Wit: Samuel X Brundige, Ebern Haight. Pro: 17 Oct 1791. John Woolsey.

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13 Aug 1872.        Deborah Woolsey, WILL of. Know all men by these presents that I Deborah Woolsey of the town of Philips in the County of Putnam and state of New York being in ill health but of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made And as to my wordly state and all property real personal or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease I give devise bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following to Wit: First my will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executor hereinafter named be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as by him be found convenient SECOND I give devise and bequeath to Sarah Horton wife of E. J. Horton of Peekskill Westchester County Ny Eunice Townsend wife of Cyrus Townsend of the town of Kent Putnam Co, NY Clark S. Penny of the town of South East in said county of Putnam, NY and my niece Mary Raymond trancient person traveling from one place to another all the rest and remainder of my estate real personal or mixed to be equally divided between the above persons share and share alike to them and their heirs forever Lastly I do nominate and appoint my brother Alexander Penny of the town of Southeast, county of Putnam, NY to be sole executor to this my last will and Testament In testimony whereof I the said Deborah Woolsey have to this my last will and testament contained on one sheet of paper subscribe d my name and affixed my seal this 13 day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and seventy two. Wit: Wellington Ketchum & Daniel Baker both of Southeast, Putnam Co, NY.

Whereas on 13 Aug 1872, I, Deborah Woolsey do hereby make and publish this codicil to my said will. I give and devise the house and lot situated in the village of Peekskill, NY conveyed to me by Sarah D. Horton 1 Apr 1878 to the said Sarah D. Horton to have use and enjoy the same for and during her natural life and at and upon her death I give & devise said house and lot in fee as tenants in common to the five younger children of said Sarah D. Horton to Wit: Anna Woolsey Sela Southard, Charles D., Ezra J., JR. & Clarence F. in all other respects I ratify and confirm the foregoing will in Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and sel this 27th day of April 1878. Deborah Woolsey. SS Wit: Howard Thornton & James L. Boothroyd both of ;Newburgh, NY.

Whereas on 27 Arp 1878 I made a codicil to my will executed 12 Aug 1872 I Deborah Woolsey on account of personal care and several Supervision of my Estate given by my niece Sarah D. Horton I do hereby make publish and declare this a second codicil to said will. I hereby give devise and bequeath to my niece Sarah D. Horton the house and lot of land situated in the village of Cold Spring, NY where I now reside together with all the furniture silver plate jewelry and person property contained in said house in all other respects I hereby ratify and confirm said will and the codicil thereto In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14 day of April in the one thousand Eight hundred and seventy nine - Deborah Woolsey - Signed sealed published and declared by said testatrix as and for a second codicil to her last will and testament in presence of us who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each ;other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Wm. H. Leut & E. Haines, both of Peekskill, NY.
Whereas I Deborah Woolsey did make my last will and testament and two codicils hereto annexed & whereas my brother who was in and by said will appointed executor has since the making of the latter codicil died and my niece Sarah D. Horton has contained to exercise a tender care of me now I make this further codicil to my said will and desire that the same may be annexed thereto First I give and bequeath to my said niece all of the m;oney & securities of every nature & description which shall be in my savings or other banks at the time of my; death Second I appoint Ezra J. Horton of Peekskill sole executor of my said will in Witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty third day of November 1880. Deborah Woolsey SS. – The above instrument was at the date thereof signed to. Frederick Amerman & J. M. Griffin, M.D. both of Cold Spring, Putnam Co, NY. State of New York Putnam County Surrogates Court SS I Edward Wright Surrogate of said county do certify that the foregoing will and the three codicils thereto annexed have upon due proof been admitted in said court to probate as a valid will to pass real and personal estate Witness my hand and the seal of the court this 23rd day of June 1882. Edward Wright Surrogate. – E. C. Weeks , clerk 24 Oct 1885 at 10.40 a.m. Joseph Miller Register.


Westchester County, New York DEEDS RECORDS, 1715-1902.



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15 Jun 1791.        John Woolsey & Jonathan Woolsey, both of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO John Woolsey, Jr. of twp of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY for 700 pounds land in Bedford Beginning at the highway at the NE corner of Joseph Owens land, then S by lands of said Joseph Owens & Thomas Owens acrost the highway that leads to Bedford to Jacob Conklin then E by said Conklins & Walter Seamens land to an oak tree at NE corner of said Seamens land, then S by said Seamen to Moses Crissy, the E leaving one acre north of the highway to the land of Peter Jay to a heap of stones, then N by said Jays land to Jeremiah & Stephen Lounsberry, thence W by said land and land of Robert Knoulton to a stake & stones at SW corner of Robert Knoultons land then N by said land to the highway, then W by said highway to the place of beginning, containing 300 acres TOGETHER with the house and barn , etc. Wit: Hannah Woolsey, John B. Bird Pro: 17 Oct 1791. John Woolsey Jonathan Woolsey.


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3 Mar 1798.        Stephen Woolsey & Elizabeth his wife, of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Henry Lounsberry of New Castle, Westchester Co, NY for $815 land in Bedford Beginning at a butnut tree the W side of the highway and S by Samuel Sarles land etc to a stake & heap of stones by the brook then S by said brook to a white ash tree marked thence E to the highway to a heap of stones at Joseph Woolseys corner thence N by said highway to beginning containing 33 acres 2 quarters and 17 rods etc. Wit: Stephen Brown, Elijah Lee. Pro: 8 May 1798 before me Elijah Lee, Judge of court of common pleas. Stephen Woolsey (L.S.) Elizabeth Woolsey (L.S.)


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1 Sep 1803.        Charles McDonald of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO John Woolsey, Junior, of Bedford, for $1000 two certain tracts of land in Bedford and New Castle – 1st tract lying on the highway that leads to Branch Bridge from New Castle Church beginning by said highway and running W & N by a stone wall adjoining the land of Isaiah Green then again W by said Greens land to land of Sutton Craft thence N & E by said Crafts to the aforesaid highway then S by said highway to place of beginning, containing 7 acres. 2nd tract lying in New Castle bounded all round by Caleb Week's land being the land that said Isaiah Green sold to said Charles McDonald containing 7 acres and one half etc Wit: Isaac Webbers, John Martin. Pro: 23 Mar 1804. Charles McDonald.


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1 May 1801.         Samuel Sands of Bedford, James Hall of New Castle, Exor's of last will of Joseph Woolsey, dec'd & Mary Woolsey, widow of the said deceased of Bedford, all of Westchester Co, NY TO Caleb O. Sands of Bedford for 62 pounds land in Bedford begin at SW corner of said premises at a heap of stones by the road and land of Othniel Sands; thence E as the fence now stands with said Sands to a heap of stones at S the E corner of said premises thence N a straight line to a heap of stones at the NE corner of said premises thence W as fence now stands to said road & a heap of stones then S as fence stands with the road to the beginning containing 7 acres and ¾ acres Wit: Isaiah Green, Wm. Miller. Pro: 1 May 1801. Samuel Sands, James Hall, Mary X Woolsey


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27 Sep 1823.        Nathaniel Hait & Eliza his wife of town of North Castle, Westchester Co, NY TO Simeon Woolsey of Bedford $1123 land in North Castle beginning at SE corner of said land on the Colony line adj land of Ezekiel Finch, thence W on said Colony line to Ezekiel Finch's timber land thence N & S by said land to said Colony line, thence W by said Colony line to John Hobby then N to James Palmer still N to a bunch of chestnuts standing in the fence then S & E by Hobbys land to Ezekiel Finch then S to beginning containing 45 acres three roods & 19 perches with a drift way to and from said land through Ezekiel Finch's land etc. Wit: Josiah Woolsey, Gabriel Smith, Jr. Pro: 27 Sep 1823. Nathaniel Hait, Eliza Hait.


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19 Feb 1825.        Simeon Woolsey of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Trewman Downs for $975 land in town of North Castle, Westchester Co, NY beginning at SE corner of said land on the Collony line adj land belonging to Ezekiel Finch, then W on said Colony line to Ezekiel Finch's timber land thence N & S by said land to sd Collony line line thence W to John Hobby, thence N to James Palmer still N to a bunch of Chesnuts standing in the fence, thence E to William Hobby thence S & E to Ezekiel Finch, thence S to Colony line the place of beginning containing 45 acres three roods & 19 perches with a drift way to and from said land through Ezekiel Finches etc. Wit: James McDonald Benjamin Ambler Pro: 19 Feb 1825. Simeon Woolsey.


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1 Apr 1825.        Daniel Woolsey of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Nathaniel Miller of town of South Salem, Westchester Co, NY. For $1100 land in Bedford beginning at the SW corner of Moses Marshalls and thence N to NW corner of sd Marshall thence along the line of David Olmsted, dec'd, land W to Moses Gregory's land S etc to a stone heap thence along Squire Woods line S etc to highway thence E along N side of highway to said Marshalls thence W to beginning. 43 acres. Wit: Abraham Hyatt, Samuel Higgins. Pro: 4 Apr 1835. Daniel Woolsey.


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May 1826.        Josiah Woolsey & Abigail his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO William Little of the same place for $450 land in Bedford beginning by the post road at the foot of the hill at the east side of the gate near the well formerly owned by said Woolsey thence S across the middle of said well, thence to the middle of the present fence, then continuing S as the fence stands to angle or corner of said fence, then W as the fence stands to the SW corner of the garden, thence N as the fence stands to the aforesaid post road thence E by & with said road to the place of beginning, containing three roods, etc. Wit: Harriet Woolsey Pro: 2 May 1826. Benjamin Ambler, Commissioner, etc.
Josiah Woolsey (L.S.) Abigail Woolsey (L.S.)


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25 Nov 1829.        James Knowlton & Harriet his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Daniel Woolsey of same place for $3490 land in Bedford bounded by the highway leading from James Palmers to James Knowltons and beginning by the NW of Elisha Griffin then with said Griffin and William Failes land S etc thence with Robert Knowltons land N as the fence now stands etc thence Robert Knowltons land S etc E etc thence N etc to an apple tree then with the W side of said road N etc thence with Martha Griffins land due W etc thence with Prue Moseman S etc to an elm tree thence N etc then N and E etc to a walnut sapling thence N and W etc to a stake & stones on S side of the highway; leading from Stephen Holmes House to James Woods dwelling house thence W with S side of highway etc thence crossing the highway etc then to the W side of first said highway thence with E side of said highway etc to beginning, making 93 acres and 23 rods by survey. Wit: Fanny Carpenter, Gilbert Brundage. Pro: 26 Nov 1829 befor Gilbert Brundage. James Knowlton, Harriet Knowlton (examined).


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17 Feb 1830.        Perez Reynolds, Jr. & Mary his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Simeon Woolsey of same place for $800 two parcels of land in town of Bedford beginning at corner of the garden of heirs of Robert Moseman dec'd thence with the north side of the highway E etc to corner of the highway thence N with the W side of the highway leading to Joseph Griffins etc to corner of land of Lewis & Stephen Jones thence NE etc to a stone heap on the line of heirs of Robert Moseman dec'd thence S etc to a white ash tree then S etc E etc to beginning containing 10 acres 2 roods and 24 rods of ground ALSO a piece of timber and pasture land being in the same town; beginning at a stone heap at the NW corner of said woodland and the NE corner of the heirs of Robert Moseman dec'd then S etc to stone heap then with the land of Lewis & Stephen Jones D etc E etc to a stone heap then along the line of Joseph Griffin N etc W etc to beginning, containing 2 acres 2 roods and 32 rods and likewise a way through adjoining Joseph Griffins land to the highway for the purpose of going to and from the said land to draw timber to pass and repass at all times etc. Wit: Gilbert Brundage, Mary M. Brundage. Pro: 17 Feb 1830 before Perez Reynolds. Perez Reynolds, Jr., Mary Ann Reynolds, [examined].


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13 Sep 1832.        Ann B. Woolsey, widow of Daniel Woolsey, of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Simeon Woolsey of same place for $650 ALL that part of a farm that belonged unto Daniel Woolsey dec'd that was set off as her dower, Beginning first by the side of the swamp road at a stake and stones running N etc E etc by said road to the land of Peter M. Griffen then W by said Griffen etc to Prudence Moseman's land thence S etc W etc to an elm tree by said Moseman's from thence through the swamp S etc to beginning containing 6 acres & 25 rods of ground – the 2nd piece beginning by the side of the highway leading from Bedford to Pine's Bridge at the W side & running S etc W etc then S to a stake and stones then S etc to a stake & stones then S etc W etc to Robert Knowlton's land then S etc then S etc E etc then N etc E etc to an apple tree then S etc E etc then N etc then E etc etc to place of beginning containing 23 acres 3 roods and 23 rods of ground. The other piece beginning at a pile of stones west of the above mentioned highway, the north part of orchard, then N etc to lands of Lewis Reynolds then N etc W etc to James Moseman's land then S etc W etc with said James Elisha Moseman's land to a pile of stones then S etc E etc to place of beginning containing one acre making all 31 acres & 8 rods of land, being one third of said farm, then of the barn as follows from the centre post the east part of the stables all the bay over the whole stables & over the east part of the floor, one third part of the grainery, the south part of the dwelling house of the kitchen milk room & a bed room that joins the kitchen and & the west part of the cellar from the outside door. Wit: Albertson Moseman, Asa Mosemann, Jabez Robertson. 13 Sep 1832. Before Jabez Robertson, Commr. & c. N. Bayles. Ann B. Woolsey


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6 May 1802.        Phebe Montross, of Yorktown, Gilbert Martin of town of New Castle & John Woolsey, Jr. of town of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Monmouth Miller of town of Yorktown, Westchester Co, NY by order of Surrogate Court held in county of Westchester 21 Oct 1800 present Philip Pell, Surrogate of said county, whereas upon petition of Phebe Montross widow of John Montross of Yorktown, dec'd was seized at the time of his death of a real estate in Yorktown & his personal estate was not enough to pay his debts order & was published for four weeks & no objections owes $5554 as much real estate to be sold to pay the debt & it appeared that Gilbert, John & Mary three of the children of the said John Montross dec'd are infants under the age of 21 years the Surrogate did order the aforesaid John Woolsey, Esqr to be the guardian of the said children etc to which John Woolsey assented and for consideration of the sum of $2586.56 paid by said Monmouth Miller, etc did sell land in Yorktown beginning at a bar post near Crofton Bridge then E with the road that leads to the widow Montross's to the corner of the stone fence NE house of Monmouth Miller and NW of the house of Thomas Craft then S by stone fence to a stake N of Daniel Montross's house then crossing the highway on the W side to a stone heap then with the highway that leads to New Castle until it meets Benjamin Weeks corner then S etc to a marked walnut sapling by George Jewels corner; then N etc W etc to a stake by Croton River thence E by said river to beginning, including the house built by Thomas Craft and containing 101 and hlf acres etc. Wit: Aaron Read, Gilbert Montross. Pro: 13 May 1802. Before Aaron Read. Recorded 3 Dec 1835 by John H. Smith, Clerk. Phebe Montross. John Woolsey, Jur. Gilbert Martin.


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1 May 1802.        Robert Watts of town of Westchester, NY TO Monmouth Miller of Yorktown for $1. All that land in Yorktown included in tract of land the property of John Montross late of Yorktown, dec'd and by him on 22 Mar 1790 mortgaged to said Robert Watts [bounds etc] Wit: Gilbert Montross. Ann Watts. Pro: 13 May 1802. Etc recorded 3 Dec 1835.


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8 May 1802.        Phebe Montross of Yorktown, Gilbert Martin of New Castle & John Woolsey, Jr. of Bedford, Westchest Co, NY TO Gilbert Montross of Yorktown, etc. by order of Surrogate 21 Oct 1800 etc. upon petition of Phebe Montross widow of John Montross of Yorktown, dec'd. and adminstratrix of said John Montross, dec'd that his personal estate was not sufficient to pay his debts $5554 orders land to be sold and and minor children Gilbert, John & Mary Montross under age of 21 & John Woolsey, Jr. is to be guardian, etc. have sold all that land of John Montross, dec'd for $2967.44 TO Gilbert Montross, etc Beginning by the highway that leads to New Castle Church at James Tottens the N to Monmouth Millers land thento the highway that leads to North Salem then crossing said highway and running to Croton River then N to Daniel Suttons land that will make up 237 ¼ acres, etc. Wit: Aron Read, Reuben Wright. Pro: 13 May 1802. Phebe Montross, Gilbert Martin, John Woolsey, Jr.


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25 Jan 1837.        John Woolsey of City of New York TO Hiram Woolsey of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY. Whereas William Woolsey of Bedford, dec'd made his last will and testament in writing bearing date the 16 Jan 1834 and among other legatees therein mentioned after giving and bequeathing to me John Woolsey of the City of New York the sum of One Thousand Dollars the receipt of which legacy in full I hereby acknowledged did mentioned and appoint me the said John Woolsey one of the residing Legatees in and by said will and did also of his said will constitute and appoint my brother Hiram Woolsey of said Bedford and myself the said John Woolsey Executors as in and by the said Will may appear. And Whereas the said Hiram Woolsey did accept of the said Executorship and I the said John have relinquished all right thereto. Now for the sum of $450 to me paid by the said Hiram I the said John do acquit, release etc. all claim or demand I may have etc . Wit: Jarred Knapp. Pro: 1 Jul 1837. John Woolsey (L. S.)


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1 Mar 1836.        Charlton Millrose & Elizabeth his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Simeon Woolsey of same place for $375 land in Bedford bounded on N by highway leading from the Baptist and Episcopal Meeting House to New Castle, on W by land of Thomas Woolsey and on S and E by lands of Joseph Barrett, containing one acre of land, etc. Wit: J. Robertson. Pro: 1 Mar 1836. Jabez Robertson. Charlton Millrose. Elizabeth Millrose, examined.


FHL film# 562405.        81:378.
5 Jan 1833.        Thomas Woolsey of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Simeon Woolsey of same place for $2000 land in Bedford Beginning at NW corner of said land adjoining the highway leading to Joseph Barrets and the lane leading to Samuel Knapps then S by said lane to Stephen Lounsberrys land then E to a butternut tree to Thomas Woolseys land thence N by said Woolseys land as the fence now stands to the aforesaid highway then W along said highway to beginning containing 50 acres etc. Wit: Solomon Hains, Joseph Hains.
Pro: 5 Jan 1833. Before Jabez Roberts, Comr.
Thomas Woolsey, (L. S.).


FHL film# 562405.        81:380.
14 Dec 1836.        Joseph Barrett & Deborah, his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Simeon Woolsey of same place for $1046.25 all those two fields in Bedford beginning at the junction of the highways leading from the Baptist Meeting House, to Pines Bridge and the highway from New Castle, corner to Cherry St, east of said Woolseys house thence N etc E by said highway etc to land of Stephen Holmes Junior, then S etc E by said Holms etc to a stone wall then S etc W etc to a turn in the wall then S etc W etc to a turn in the wall thence S etc W etc to the highway first mentioned leading from Bedford to Pines Bridge then N etc to beginning. 10 acres on rood & 34 perches of land etc. Wit: Jabez Robertson. Pro: 14 Dec 1836. Joseph Barrett, Deborah Barrett (exam)


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Ulster County , New York Deeds.


FHL film#941885.        49:601.
1 Mar 1837.        William Woolsey & Elvira his wife of Auburn, Cayuga Co NY TO Josiah L. Dowe of Ulster County for $35 lot in village of Milton in the town of Marlborough of which Philip Woolsey died seized bounded E by pubic highway leading to Kingston N by lot formerly owned by Nathaniel Chittenden W by Absalom Barrett & S by Josiah L. Dowe - 1 acre - Wit: J. P. Hulburt. Pro: 1 Mar 1837. William Woolsey, Elvira Woolsey [examined]

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK DEEDS, RECORDS, 1715-1902



FHL film# 562421.        113:53.
30 Mar 1842.        Simeon Woolsey & Zilpah his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Lewis Jones of same place for $200 land in Bedford begin at NW corner of said land & NE corner of land of heirs of Robert Moseman dec'd then S etc W etc to a rail fence then with land of Lewis Jones S etc E etc to the corner of the stone wall then N etc to land of John Griffen then N etc W etc to beginning containing two acres two roods and 32 rods of ground. Wit: David Olmsted, John E. Olmsted. Pro: 30 Mar 1842. Simeon Woolsey, Zilpah Woolsey (exam).

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Ulster County , New York Deeds.


FHL film#941891.        61:274
1 Mar 1837.        John Woolsey & Mary his wife of town of Rounsby, Steuben Co, NY TO Josiah L. Dowe of same place $36 land in village of Milton in Marlborough of which Philip Woolsey died seized bounded E by public highway leading to Kingston, N by Nathaniel Chittenden W by Absolum Barrett & S by Josiah L. Dowe - 1 acre Wit: Pro:; 10 Mar 1837.
John S. Woolsey, Mary X Woolsey [examined]


FHL film#941891.        61:621.
16 Nov 1843.        John Woolsey of Marlborough TO Elizabeth Woolsey of the same place for $1 land in Marlborough bounded on NE & S by Nathaniel Hallock, W by the public highway leading from Milton to Marlborough village - 1 acre Wit: D. W. Woolsey Pro: 25 Dec 1843. John Woolsey


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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NEW YORK DEEDS, RECORDS, 1715-1902



FHL film# 562421.        113:357.
1 Mar 1846.        Aaron Wollsey and Sarah his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY To Emery E. Dingee of same place for $1614.86 land in Bedford bounded on the east side of the road leading from New Castle to Whitlockville opposite to Absalom Sherwoods, beginning at the NW corner of the said land running S etc E etc S etc E etc then S etc E etc to a stake then S etd W etc to a stake then S etc W etc to the land of William Sarles; then N etc W etc to the road first mentioned then N etc E etc then N by the highway first mentioned to beginning containing 30 acres and seven rods. Wit: David Olmstead. Pro: 31 Mar 1846. Aaron Woolsey, Sarah A. Woolsey (examined).


FHL film# 562418.        107:283.
9 Apr 1844.        Simeon Woolsey & Zilpha, his wife and Tamer Woolsey, all of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO James Lounsbury of same place for $50 quit claim all that certain tract being a part of the farm formerly belonging to Thomas Woolsey and now in the possession of the said parties of the first part bounded on the S & W by James Lounsbury, on E by Joseph Barrett, and N by land now in possession of parties of first part etc. Wit: Jabez Robertson. Pro: 9 Apr 1844. Simeon Woolsey, Zilpah Woolsey (examined), Tamer Woolsey.


FHL film# 562419.        109:45.
5 Mar 1845.        
Calvin Chamberlain & Mary Ann his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Aaron Woolsey of same place for $350 land in Bedford Bounded on the E side of the road leading from Cherry Street to New Castle corner opposite Absolom Sherwoods being a N corner of said land then E etc to a stake & stones then S etc to a stake & stones then W etc to above highway then N etc to beginning containing 2 acres, etc. Wit: James S. Hall. Pro: 7 Mar 1845.
Calvin Chamberlin, Mary Ann Chamberlin (examined).


FHL film# 562430.        130:81.
26 Sep 1848.        William Mangam of village of Sing Sing, Westchester Co, NY TO Isaac Woolsey of village of Sing Sing, aforesaid, witnesseth that whereas William Collyer did by mortgage 7 May 1834 convey to the said William Mangam certain lands in the village aforesaid and whereas said William Collyer did convey to Thomas Collyer one equity of redemption and afterwards the said Thomas afterwards conveyed to said Isaac Woolsey and whereas the said William Mangum for the sum of One Dollar etc agreed to release to the said Isaac Woolsey a portion of the lands mentioned in the said mortgage and to accept the balance thereof as his security for the payment of the moneys remaining unpaid in the said mortgage. Now therefore the said William Mangham doth sell to said Isaac Woolsley all that part of the said mortgaged premises Bounded as follows: All that certain lot of land situate on the W side of Water Street in village of Sing Sing Beginning at a stake six feet S of the SE corner of Stephen L. Collyers House then W etc S etc then E etc then N etc then W etc to beginning, together with a right of using a roadway of 16 feet in width along the S side from Water street to the line of the rear of the said lot for the purposes of ingress and egress etc. Wit: Abram Hyatt. Pro: 26 Sep 1848. Wm Mangiam.


FHL film# 562430.        130:85.
23 Sep 1848.        Thomas Collyer of City of New York To Isaac Woolsey of Village of Sing Sing, Westchester Co, NY for $1275 all that land being in village of Sing Sing Bounded as follows: All that certain lot of land situate on the W side of Water Street in village of Sing Sing Beginning at a stake six feet S of the SE corner of Stephen L. Collyers House then W etc S etc then E etc then N etc then W etc to beginning, together with a right of using a roadway of 16 feet in width along the S side from Water street to the line of the rear of the said lot for the purposes of ingress and egress etc. Also with Thomas Collyers right in a lot in front and E of said lot aforesaid and now occupied as a court yard with right of using a roadway, etc. Wit: David M. Monroe, William Collyer. Pro: 26 Sep 1848. Abram Hyatt, J. P.
Thomas Collyer. (L.S.)


FHL film# 563604.        136:169.
2 Apr 1849.        William Hawxhurst of City of New York TO Hiram Woolsey of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY for $596.05 land in Bedford beginning at a chesnut stump by the line fence of party of first part then S etc E etc in range of a bunternut tree to a pile of stones then S etc E etc to a pile of stones the S etc W etc in range of a chesnut tree etc to a stone wall then S etc to Hiram Woolsey then N etc to land of William Hawxhurst and place of beginning, containing 22 acres 3 roods and 28 rods. Wit: Jabez Robertson. Pro: 7 May 1849. Wm Hawxhurst


FHL film# 563608.        145:310.
6 Apr 1850.        Ferris Lyon & Elizabeth his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO William Woolsey of same place for $3025.46 land in town of North Castle beginning at the W side or corner of the Post Road nearly opposite the Alexander Down's store then N by said road as the fence stands to Isaac Fisher then W as the fence stands till it comes within about 3 feet at the corner of said Fisher's land then due W to Elijah Miller, colored man, then S as the fence stands and on the top of the clift of rocks to aforesaid Post road then NE by said Post Road, called the Izard to the place of beginning, containing 10 acres one rood & 14 perches. And another piece of land in North Castle on E side of said Post road nearly opposite the aforesaid piece of land beginning at the SW corner of John Ferris Esqr and S as the road fence stands till it comes to the road leading to Horseneck thence continuing S on E side of said road to William Worden then E by said Worden and John Bussing to Mananus River then N along said river to land of said John Ferris, esq then W to Post Road to the place of beginning containing 59 acres 3 roods and 29 perches. Wit: John Ferris, J. P. Pro: 6 Apr 1850. Ferris Lyon, Elizabeth Lyon.


FHL film# 563612.        153:389
20 Nov 1850.        Levi Dearborn and Elizabeth his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Aaron Woolsey of same place for $90 land in Bedford begin at the centre of a ditch on the road leading from Cross River to Whitelockville then along said road to the corner of the road leading from Whitlockville to Whitlockville Station then along said highway to said ditch then to beginning -- -- Wit: David Olmsted. Prov: 20 Nov 1850. Levi Dearborn, Elizabeth A. Dearborn (examined).


FHL film# 563615.        159:60.
13 Jan 1851.        James F. Collyer of town of Ossining, Westchester Co, NY TO Martha Jane Woolsey, wife of John W. Woolsey, of same place for $250 land in Sing Sing on S side of Broad Ave part of lot conveyed by Benjamin D. Miller, Sheriff of said county to party of first part 10 Jan 1851 beginning at a point on S side of said Broad Avenue, 50 feet E from the corner of said Broad Ave and a new street known as Edward Street then S 100 feet parallel to and 50 feet from said Edward street; then E 50 feet then N to said Broad ave to beginning, being a lot fifty feet front and rear and one hundred feet deep. Wit: Joakin Urmy. Prov: 30 Jan 1851. James T. Collyer


FHL film# 563618.        164:406.
21 Mar 1850.        Aaron Woolsey and Sarah Ann his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Simeon Woolsey of same place for $3500 land in Bedford on S side of highway leading from New Castle to Whitlockville beginning at a stake opposite land of Lewis Reynolds then S etc to a stake etc then S etc W etc then S etc E etc then S etc W etc to J. W. Sarles then E & S as the fence stands to Robert Knowlton dec'd then S etc E etc then N etc E etc to an apple tree then S etc E etc to cross road then N etc then N etc E etc to Peter M. Griffin due west etc to Seth Knapp etc etc – 50 acres – etc Wit: Jabez Robertson. Pro: 21 Mar 1850. Aaron Woolsey, Sarah A. Woolsey.


FHL film# 563618.        164:408.
1 Apr 1850.        Joseph Strang & Harriet his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Simeon Woolsey of same place for $730 land in Bedford begin at NW corner of said land at a point some 30 or 40 rods back from the highway that leads from New Castle to Bedford Station then E on a straight line with a stone & rail fence which separates it from the lands of Simeon Woolsey to the land of said Woolsey known as the Camp Lot then turning on an acute angle running S with a stone fence etc to land opf Perry R. McLain then W etc to beginning 9 acres Wit: Jabez Robertson. Pro: 27 Apr 1850. Joseph Strang, Harriet Strang (examined)


FHL film# 563618.        164:410.
3 May 1851.         Peter M. Griffin & Sally his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Simeon Woolsey for $300 land in Bedford on S side of highway leading from Simeon Woolseys to Lewis Reynolds and bounded on N by the said highway on W by Seth Knapp, S by Simeon Woolsey & E by the cross road leading to the Widow Margaret Knowltons containing 2 acres & 1 rood. Wit: Jabez Robertson. Pro: 3 May 1851. Peter M. Griffin, Sally Griffin.


FHL film# 563621.        170:339
1 Sep 1851.        Henry Augustus Taylor & Catharie A. his wife of City & County of New York TO Martha Jane Woolsey, wife of John W. Woolsey of town of Ossining, Westchester Co, NY for $600 land in Mount Pleasant, Westchester Co, NY which said lot in a deed 14 May 1799 by Richard Hillier and Anna his wife to John Murton begin at a chestnut stake marked with a cross which stands in a Hampden street in a place called Spart on E side thereof, running N 60 feet then E 93 feet then S 60 feet then W 93 feet to beginning ALSO another lot in Hampden Street in Sparta etc by John Murton Also etc etc Wit: C. G. Taylor. Pro 1 Sep 1851. Henry A. Taylor, Catharine A. Taylor.


FHL film# 563635.        198:102.
1 Mar 1852.        Gouverneur Morris of Morrisanna, town of West Farms, Westchester Co, NY TO Aaron Woolsey of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY for $125 land in Morrisanna known as Lot two (2) on a map of the northern division of North Melrose filed in Clerk's office follows W by the Branch Rail Road 123 feet N by lot one (1) 95 feet 5 inches also right to cross over Harlem River Bridge free of toll during the continuance of present grant etc and not required to erect any partition or wall. Wit: Henry B. Todd. Pro: 19 Mar 1852. Gouverneur Morris.


FHL film# 563635.        198:106.
19 Jun 1852.Aaron Woolsey & Sarah A. [his wife] of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO John Dean & John York Lumber merchants of village of Melrose in said county & state for $600 lot in Morissianna known as Lot 2 etc W 103 feet N by lot 1 73 feet E by mill brook 100 feet & S by lot 3 95 feet. Wit: David Olmsted. Pro: 19 Jun 1852.
Aaron Woolsey, Sarah A. Woolsey.


FHL film# 563638.        204:361.
1 Sep 1851.        204:361.Martha A. Woolsey, wife of John W. Woolsey, of Town of Ossining, Westchester Co, NY TO James T. Collyer of same place for $550 land in Village of Sing Sing, Westchester Co, NY on S side of Broad Ave part of lot conveyed by Benjamin D. Miller, Sheriff of said county to party of first part 10 Jan 1851 beginning at a point on S side of said Broad Avenue, 50 feet E from the corner of said Broad Ave and a new street known as Edward Street then S 100 feet parallel to and 50 feet from said Edward street; then E 50 feet then N to said Broad ave to beginning, being a lot fifty feet front and rear and one hundred feet deep. Wit: Abram Hyatt. Pro: 1 Sep 1851.
Martha Jane [her + mark] Woolsey


FHL film# 563649.        226:216.
31 Mar 1847.        Aaron Woolsey & Sarah Ann his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Edward Reynolds of same place for $623.76 land in Bedford beginning at a chestnut tree on S side of highway leading from New Castle To Cherry Street and opposite farm of Lewis Reynolds then S etc W etc then S etc to a line in wall then S etc then S & E etc to a wall then S etc W etc to land of Dingee then N etc W etc to a stump then N etc W etc to a stump etc etc to bar post then along said road to beginning. 11 Acres 3 roods & 21 rods etc. Wit: Jabez Robertson. Pro: 24 Apr 1847. Aaron Woolsey, Sarah Ann Woolsey (examined)


FHL film# 563649.        227:409.
28 Mar 1853.        Aaron Woolsey & Sarah A. his wife of Bedford, Westchester, NY TO E. B. Holmes of same place for $700 land in Bedford beginning on E side of highway leading from Cherry St. to New Castle near house of Joseph Griffin & 48 feet from the centre of the Harlem Railroad track then E along said railroad 143 feet then N at right angles by land of John Miller to the highway leading from Pines Bridge to Bedford Village then NW along said highway until it intersects the highway leading from Cherry St. to New Castle then S along said highway to place of beginning containing 3 roods of land etc. Wit: David Olmsted. Pro: 28 Mar 1853. Aaron Woolsey, Sarah A. Woolsey. (examined).


FHL film# 563650.        228:88.
20 Apr 1853.        Jesse Acker & Catharine his wife of Ossining, Westchester Co, NY TO Isaac Woolsey of same place for $300 land in Village of Sing Sing begin at SW corner of Ebenezer Delancy then S etc to other land of parties of first part then E to Orchard Street then NE along Orchard Street 26 feet to land of said Delancy then W to Hunter Street, to place of beginning. Containing all the land within said boundaries. Wit: Gardiner Van Wyck. Pro:20 Apr 1853. Jesse Acker, Catharine Acker (examined).


FHL film# 563650.        228:389.
13 Apr 1853.        John L. Passman & Phebe his wife of City & County of New York TO Isaac Woolsey of Village of Sing Sing, Westchester Co, NYT for $1000 land in Sing Sing begin at SE corner of land of Jonas C. Smith on N side of highway leading to what is called the Farmers Dock & street sometimes called High Street then W 60 feet to Robert Wiltse N to Stephen Marshall 112 feet then E etc to Jonas C. Smith etc to beginning. Wit: Joakin Urmy. Pro:30 Apr 1853. John L. Passman, Phebe G. Passman (examined).


FHL film# 563650.        229:134.
28 Mar 1853.    Aaron Woolsey & Sarah A. his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Stephen R. Barrett of same place for $550 land in Bedford begin on E side of highway leading from Cherry Street to New Castle and at the angle of the two roads leading from Bedford Station to Bedford Village near the Harlem Railroad then S along said Woolsey as the fence now stands to William Sherwoods then W etc to the road leading from Bedford Station to Peter Griffins direct then N along said road etc to beginning containing one fourth of one acre etc Wit: David Olmsted. Pro: 28 Mar 1853. Aaron Woolsey, Sarah A. Woolsey (examined).


FHL film# 563670.        269:463.
1 May 1854.        Martha Jane Woolsey & John W. Woolsey her husband of Ossinning, Westchester Co, NY TO Richard T. Haughey [Anna C., his wife] of City & County of New York for $5500 land at Mount Pleasant, Westchester Co, NY which which said lot in a deed 14 May 1799 by Richard Hillier and Anna his wife to John Murton begin at a chestnut stake marked with a cross which stands in a Hampden street in a place called Spart on E side thereof, running N 60 feet then E 93 feet then S 60 feet then W 93 feet to beginning ALSO another lot in Hampden Street in Sparta etc by John Murton Also etc etc. Wit: Joakin Urmy, William C. Fields. Pro: 1 May 1854. Martha Jane [her X mark] Woolsey (examined), John Woolsey.


FHL film# 564733.        301:244.
25 Dec 1854.        Josiah Woolsey of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Seth Lyon of same place for $250 land in Bedford beginning at NW corner of said Josiahs wood land on the line of Seth J. Lyons land then N etc W by said Lyons land till it comes to the main ditch then running with said ditch & land of Solomon R. Lyon to said Josiahs land near an apple tree then S by said Josiahs wood land as the fence now stands to beginning containing 6 acres 2 roods 30 perches. Wit: Jared P. Heyt. Pro: 25 Dec 1854. Josiah Woolsey.

FHL film# 564733.        301:474.
24 Apr 1855.        Squire Barret & Mary Jane his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Aaron Woolsey of the same place for $105 land in Bedford beginning on E side of highway leading from Bedford Station to Bedford Village at SW corner of William Sherwood then E along said Sherwoods land 150 feet to Albert Griffin then S 60 feet then W along land of said Aaron Woolsey 142 feet to said highway then along said highway 60 feet to beginning. Wit: Jabez Robertson. Pro: 24 Apr 1855. Squire Barrett, Mary Jane Barrett (examined).


FHL film# 564733.        302:34.
6 Mar 1855.        Aaron Woolsey & Sarah A. his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Albert P. Griffin of same place for $650 land in Bedford beginning at the corner of Steven R. Barrett then along the highway to J. Griffin then along said Griffin as the fence now stands to Aaron Woolsey etc to a stake near the ditch then W etc to SE corner of Squire Barretts then N by Squire Barrett & Wm Sherwood & L. R. Barrett to beginning. - Wit: M. B. Lietman. Pro: 6 Mar 1855.
Aaron Woolsey, Sarah A. Woolsey.


FHL film# 564742.        323:85.
1854.        James Horner & Chari Ann his wife, of City & County of New York TO Isaac Woolsey of Village of Sing Sing, Westchester Co, NY for $xxxx lot in Sing Sing on E side of Hunter Street beginning at SW corner of William Haff then N along Hunter Street 59 feet to Elias Loder then E 101 feet to a stone wall then S 21 feet then still S in same line continued across the open ground 42 feet to William Haff at a stake 109 feet 6 inches from the place of beginning then from said stke W to the place of beginning being all the lands within said boundaries. Wit: James Horner, J. N. Wells, Jr. Pro: 7 Apr 1854. James Horner, Chari Ann Horner (examined).


FHL film# 564744.        329:176.
28 Mar 1856.        Aaron Woolsey & Sarah A. his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Henry W. Fowler of same place for $1750 land in Bedford beginning on the E side of the highway leading from Bedford Station to Bedford Village at SW corner of William Sherwood etc to Albert Griffin then S etc then E to Joseph Griffin then SE to John Stewart then W etc to highway first mentioned then N to beginning - Wit: M. W. Fish. Pro: 28 Mar 1856. Aaron Woolsey, Sarah A. Woolsey, (examined).


FHL film# 564749.        340:272.
30 Aug 1856.        James M. Bard & Sarah Jane his wife of Village of Sing Sing, Westchester Co, NY TO Martha Jane Woolsey, wife of John W. Woolsey of the same place for $1550 land in Sing Sing on S side of Orchard Street at a stake in NE corner of said lot then E etc then W etc from corner of Orchard and State Streets then S to a stone in the brook which divides the lot from William Foster S etc to E side of Malcom Alley then due N etc to a post etc to beginning etc. Wit: W. M. Skinner. Pro: 30 Aug 1856. James M. Bard, Sarah J. Bard (examined).

FHL film# 564751.        345:351.
4 Mar 1853.        William H. Aspinwall of City & County of New York to Edward J. Woolsey of same place, his power of attorney etc. Wit: James Lorimer Graham. Pro: 10 Nov 1856. Wm. H. Aspinwall.


FHL film# 564753.        353:22.
1 Apr 1856.        Seth Knapp & Phebe his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Simeon Woolsey of same place for $3400 land in Bedford & severally described: 1st parcel on N side of highway leading from Simeon Woolseys to Stephen Knowltons begin at SE corner then N by said Woolsey with the fence to an ash stump then N etc to a heap of stones and dto Lewis Ones thence N etc E etc to a heap of stones then N & W as the fence stands to corner of William S. Knox then W to Lewis Reynolds to an ash tree then S etc W etc to said highway then E to place of beginning. 2nd Parcel on S side of aforesaid highway opposite first parcel begin at NE corner next highway and said Simeon Woolseys then S & SW to an elm tree then N & W as fence stands to aforesaid highway then E to beginning, containing in both parcels 45 acres, etc. Wit: Jabez Robertson. Pro: 8 Apr 1856. Seth Knapp & Phebe Knapp (examined).


FHL film# 564754.        355:332.
7 Apr 1857.        Stephen Reynolds & Ann his wife & Zebulon Reynolds of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY To Aaron Woolsey of same place for $4500 land in Bedford on the highway leading from Suttons Mills to Bedford Station begin at SW corner of said town by land of John W. Sarles then across said highway & land of Willet Sutton etc to the corner of the fence etc W by formerly Jeremiah Banks land to Ashbury Elliott & corner of the fence of Jacob Willett the fence now stands by Jacob Willett to Whiting Raymond then S etc to an ash etc to Israel Lyon then S then W across the brook then S to the Bridge then E the highway to a butternut tree across the highway to John W. Sarles then E etc across said highway to N side of highway to beginning – 109 acres – etc except other lands 15 ½ acres and also other lands etc 19 acres leaving 74 ½ acres conveyed. Wit: Jabez Robertson. Pro: 7 Apr 1857. Stephen Reynolds, Hester Ann Reynolds, Zebulon Reynolds.

FHL film# 564767.        388:318.
3 Apr 1857.        Hiram Woolsey & Hannah his wife of Bedford, Westchester Co, NY TO Jonas A. Worden of same place for $100 all that corner parcel of land in Bedford beginning at SW corner of Jonas A. Wordens land & public highway then E etc then S etc to Jonas Worden then W etc to highway leading fromn David M. Barrets to John Brushs then N etc to beginning – 1 acre - Wit: Jabez Robertson. Pro: 3 Apr 1857. Hiram Woolsey, Hannah Woolsey (examined).

WESTCHESTER CO, NY VAN WART TESTATORS


Westchester County, New York Probates.
FHL film# 595625.        G:361.
19 Mar 1811.     John Van Wart of Greenburgh, being infirm in body but of sound mind … my soul I commend into the hands of my Almighty Father under the hope of his mercy and favour, my body I resign unto my mother earth (under the faith of a resurrection) to be buried in a Christian manner etc that funeral expenses and all my lawful debts be paid … My farm at Greenburgh whereon I now live I divide (in part) . . . The FIRST DIVISION to consist of the two first fields beginning at Hudson River as the fence now stands running from William Hunts line to the line of Jasper Woolsey together with the houses Mills barn and out houses now leased to William & Isaac Kibbee (also that part of my farm lying east of the turnpike road and South of the lane that leads back on the farm as it now runs to the back woods () Excepting the back meadow so called and Excepting also the two back cleared fields as they are now fenced) also to be included in said first division that part of the cleared swamp that lies North of said lane and bounded southerly by the lane, Westerly by the third ditch (counting from the West) northerly by William Hunts land and easterly by the back meadow which piece of land in a former division of the farm between William, Van Wart, Caleb Archer and myself belonged to them the said William & Caleb.

All this first division of my farm and the one equal undivided half part of the wood land (as is hereinafter mentioned) I give and bequeath unto my son Isaac Van Wart for and during his natural life and then to his children being his lawful heirs forever nevertheless that if my said son Isaac should die leaving no lawful issue then all this property above mentioned to revert back to my Estate and to be equally divided among my lawful heirs any thing herein contained to the contrary not withstanding.

The SECOND DIVISION of my farm to consist of the following lands all that part that lies between the two first fields at Hudson River mentioned as above and the turnpike road (reserving for the use of both my sons the lane through the land as it now runs) together with the house barn cider Mill and out houses also the land that lies to the east of the turnpike and north of the lane above mentioned as far back as the third ditch in the cleared part of the swamp where the line formerly was between William Van Wart Caleb Archer and myself (Excepting the other part of the cleared swamp mentioned in the First Division) also the back meadow so called and the two back fields (as excepted in the first division) as they are now fenced.

All this second division of my arm and the one equal undivided half part of the wood land (as is hereinafter mentioned) I give and bequeath unto my son Clinton Van Wart when he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years for and during his natural life and then to his children etc

The other part of my farm containing the back woods (so called) the swamp that is in the woods and a small piece of low land that lies the North side of the back meadow I give and bequeath Jointly in an undivided state to my said two sons Isaac and Clinton etc

I appoint Samuel Requa, William Van Wart & William Hunt to make the division etc that part of my farm that I have given to Clinton when he comes of age the use and occupancy thereof until that time I give and bequeath unto my loving wife and to my son Clinten my meaning is for an encouragement to him that he shall have a part of what the farm makes immediately after my decease until he comes in the full possession … also my stock of Cattle and farming utensils of all kinds … I bequeath unto my loving wife Mary to be kept on the part of the farm that I have given to Clinton to be for her use and the use of the family and it is my Will that my widow do keep our two Grand Daughters Emeline and Maria with her during her widowhood or until they come to eighteen years of age and that she maintain Clothe and Educate them as a part of her family out of my Estate and at a suitable age that she place them with some Discreet Mistress to learn a trade generally followed by Women.

… Also I give and bequeath unto my wife all my household furniture with my silver plate etc - I give unto my son Nathaniel Van Wart my sloop Northern Liberty with all her appurtenances likewise a lott of ground in the City of New York near the New Market lying on the corner of Washington & Spring streets with a house to be built on it out of my Estate 25 feet Brick front by 32 feet in rear two stories high with a cellar Ketchen under and to be well finished (which if it please God I live I expect to build this summer coming etc

I give unto my Grand daughter Emeline Ascough all the furniture her mother left now in my possession also $2500 when she comes of age … I give unto my Grand daughter Maria Van Wart $2500 etc … I give unto my daughter-in-law Amelia Van Wart $250 etc and it is my desire that Amelia be considered as part of my family etc . . . My lot at Tarrytown to be sold etc, my Negro boy Jack I give to my son Clinton for ever, my Negro wench Lil I give to my wife and to be at her disposal to do with as she pleases … surpluss money of my Estate (if any) I give unto my three sons Nathaniel, Isaac and Clinton equally etc.

The gift of my Negro boy I hereby Rectify and he is to belong to Clinton until he comes to the age of 28 years & no longer – in case my widow marries again or at the time of her death the stock of Cattle & farming utensils that I have given for her use shall then belong to Clinton etc - Lastly I appoint Isaac Requa, Esqr, my brother William Van Wart, my son Nathaniel Van Wart and my wife Mary Van Wart Exors & Extrx – signed John Van Wart - signed at the bottom of each page in the presence of us who were present Samuel Requa, David Requa, Wm Requa. - Westchester County - on 17 Dec 1811 - before me Ezra Lockwood, Surrogate – etc


Westchester County, New York Probates. FHL film# 595626.         J:271.
The Last Will and Testament of Rachel Van Wart of Greenburgh, Westchester Co, NY .
21 Sep 1815 First my soul to my gracious God my Body to the earth (under the hope of a resurrection) to be buried in a Christian like manner etc - To my son Daniel $425 - My son William owes me $562.50 for which I have no obligation at present - it being misplaced and out of my hands - to my said son William in the first place of this money which he owes me the sum of $320.50 and should I continue to live with him until my decease and he making no charge for my living in the house with him, I then will and bequeath to him my said son William the further sum of $250 as a compensation for my house rent fixing and trouble etc - To my two grand children by my daughter Caty and my Great Grand Children by my grand daughter Polly Boyce $30 to be equally divided amon them - To my grand son Andrew Dutcher $25 etc - My clothes and linnen I give to my three daus Mary, Rachael and Christiana equally - The rest of my household furniture I give to my two sons and three Daus or such of them as may survive me equally etc - All the remainder of my estate in bonds, Notes or money I give unto my daughters Mary Requa, Rachael Higgons and Christiana Odell and to the children of my Daughter Susanna Archer - My dau Mary Requa shall in the first place have $100 to make her equal to the rest & residue equally divided - Having gone through with the distribution of my estate there is still a duty I want to fulfil in requesting in that in all the settlements of my estate and making the dividends it may be all done in peace. My children remember it is your Mother's request that peace may attend in all the concerns of my little property I leave you. Lastly I constitute my sons Daniel and William Van Warts and my friend william Hunt to be my Exor's [signed] Rachael (her X mark) Van Wart Wit: James Requa, Jun Requa Wm Requa - 5 Apr 1822 - Proved - Ebenezer White Junior.

Westchester County, New York Probates.
FHL film# 595626.        K:110.
17 Apr 1811.     William Van Wart of Town of Greenburgh, Westchester Co, NY – debts to be paid – to my daughter Rachel or Locky Van Wart my house and lot where I now live at Tarrytown, also my bureau, two bed & bedding one table a half dozen of my best chairs my best looking glass & $125 … It may be expected I should make some provision for my wife, But from circumstances which I shall Explain I hope I shall be excused by her and our friends When I married my present wife she had a Considerable property held by her in Fee simple which by our marriage I Considered vested in me, but as she had Children I Considered it right that her Children should have her property I therefore never laid any Claim to it, and some years ago she with my consent sold the farm and divided about 900 pounds among her children reserving $1200 secured to be paid to Thomas Boyce Esqr for her use, which it was agreed upon that while we Lived the Interest should be received and made use of in the support of our Family. She at that time agreed she would not demand on my Estate after my decease, and that my Children should (if I so directed) be the Sole Benefiters of my Estate, this is my present desire that any of her property she brought should be given her by my Executors, all the Beds she brought with her she has given away to her Children. I never the less think it right she should have the Bed and Bedding we have used, which I hereby Give to her and her heirs forever. All the residue of my estate shall be divided into six Equal Shares, three of which I give Equally to my three daughters Ann, Betsey and Leana. One of the said shares I give to my daughter Catharine … but should she outlive her husband Abraham Acker . .. One of the said shares I give unto my daughter Polly in the same manner I have given my daughter Catherine (excepting only that if she die leaving no lawful heirs, then her share to be equally dived between the legal heirs of my daughters Ann and Betsey. The remaining share I give 2/3 of it to my Grand son Edward Van Wart and 1/3 of it to my grand daughter Eliza Van Wart … to be paid when they come of age … I appoint my son-in-law William Reed and my friend William Requa my Exor’s. Wit: Francis Sutherland, Adam Mabee, Sarah Martling. William X his mark Van Wart. Proven: 14 Mar 1823 before Ebenezer White, Jun’r Surrogate.

Westchester County, New York Probates.
FHL film# 595627.         L:240.
26 Mar 1828.     Isaac Van Wart of Town of Mount Pleasant, Westchester Co, NY – to my beloved wife Rachel the whole of my household furniture … beds & bedding, also all my stock and farming utensils … also the entire use of all my real estate … after her decease my Exor’s to sell all and divide – to my son Alexander $1500 - & residue to my son Alexander the equal undivided one third part … and the remaining two thirds I give to the children of my two deceased daughters Anna Dutcher and Fanny Martine equally divided. … If my estate is more than $5000 for each of the three devisions in shares for my three children named then such excels be equally between the children of my deceased son Abraham and the children of my two daughters above named. And whereas I have heretofore given to my deceased Son Abraham Van Wart 2/3 of the farm whereon his widow and family now live, and have loaned him the sum of $1200 … I consider full proportion of estate … I give a certain silver medal presented to me by the Corporation of the City of New York to my son Alexander and another silver medal presented me by the authority of the Congress of the US which I give to my Grand Son Isaac Van Wart, son of Abraham, with this proviso, that if the said Isaac does not live a correct and moral life then to give the said medal to my Grandson James Van Wart or to the most worthy and deserving of my Grandsons (of the children of my two sons) … I appoint my son Alexander and my son-in-law William Dutcher & my friend Stephen Campbell Exor’s - Wit: Nathaniel Bayles, Gabriel Requa, Willett Carpenter. Isaac Van Wart. Pro: 4 Jun 1828 before Jonathan Ward Surrogate.

Westchester County, New York Probates.
FHL film# 595629.         P:247.
2 Nov 1832.    Rachel Van Wart of the Town of Mount Pleasant in Westchester Co, NY – to my son Alexander Van Wart $1000 & all the stock and farming utensils and what grain, provision and other moveables … with the exception of household furniture … Also with the exception of one Cow, which I give to Lucretia Emory … I also give to my son Alexander Van Wart a book presented to my late husband Isaac Van Wart entitled “Memoir” prepared at the request of the Common Council of the City of New York and presented to the Mayor of the City at the celebration of the completion of the New York Canals by Cadwalader D. Colden. I further give to my son Alexander Van Wart a silver Soup ladle. I give unto Sarah my Color’d Servant the interest of $200 at 6% or $12 a year, as long as she lives . .. I give also to my Grand daughters Tamar Martine and Rachel Jane Martine, d/o of William and Fannie Martine $200 … I give to my Grand Child Rachel Van Wart Dutcher d/o William & Anna Dutcher a bed and bedding with good chintz Curtains. I give unto the daughters William & Anna Dutcher, also the daughters of Abraham & Phebe Van Wart also the daughters of William & Fanny Martine, also the daughters of Alexander & Esther Van Wart all my household furniture remaining – to be equally divided among them. And I do appoint my son Alexander Van Wart and my friends Stephen Campbell and Jonathan Bayles Exo’rs. Wit: John D. Yerkes, Mount Pleasant, Stephen Campbell, Juner, Greenburgh, Tristram Little, Greenburgh. Rachel X her mark Van Wart. Proved at White Plains 14 Apr 1834 before Jonathan Ward Surrogate.

Westchester County, New York Probates.
FHL film# 595637.         32:418.
11 Jan 1850.    Rachel Van Wart of Tarrytown, Westchester Co, NY. 1st to Consistory of Reformed Dutch Church in Phillip’s Manor $50 for the keeping the fence around the burying ground in good repair - 2nd to Mariah Devoire & Rebecca Umphrey (wife of Thomas Umphrey) $400 equally divided – 3rd to Eleanor Hilaker $25 - 4th to Elenor atkins, Elenor Stilason & Elizabeth Vanbescoten $25 equally - 5th to Henry Van Tassell & Albert Van Tassel $25 - 6th to Adelia & Elizabeth DeReveoire beds & bedding - 7th to Mariah DeRvoire & Rebecca Umphrey bureau books & silver tea spoons - 8th to Mariah Derevere & Rebecca Umphrey all my clothing - 9th Balance & residue to Mariah Derevere - 10th to John Reed, Isaac Reed & Euphmeia Hyson (w/o John Hysen) $75 equally 11th Balance to Rebecca Umphrey & Mariah Devere Equally - Lastly I appoint my friend Henry L. Haight sole Exor’ of Tarrytown. Wit: James E. Ayers, Tarrytown, John F. Leonard. Proved: 12 Aug 1850 before Lewis E. Platt, Surrogate. Rachel Van Wart.



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