Extracted from DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, VOLUME XXIII, CALENDAR OF NEW JERSEY WILLS, VOLUME I, 1670-1730; Paterson NJ, 1901
( Libers 1, 2, etc. are of West Jersey Wills.Those as Libers A, B, etc., are of East Jersey Wills)
ADAM, Beginning on page 2:
1688 Oct. 15.Adam, Robert, servant of Lord Neil Campbell: inventory of the personal estate of (£7.15.4), made by Ja: Clersonne and Thomas Gordon.Middlesex Wills
1688-9 Jan. 4.Administration on the estate of, granted to Patrick Falconer of Woodbridge.N. J. Archives, XXI., p. 164.
1688-9 Jan 4.Bond of Patrick Falconer, of Woodbridge, merchant, as administrator of the estate; Miles Forster, of Amboy Perth, merchant, fellow bondsman.Robert Adams is called as of Rariton River, Somerset Co., and as of Perth Amboy.Middlesex Wills
1722 July 7.Adams, Esther, of Chester, Burlington Co., widow; will of.Children – Jededia, Thomas, Elizabeth, Joseph, John, James, Esther, Hannah, Margery, Patience, the last six under age.Real and personal estate (a silver spoon).Executors – brother Juda Allin and Thomas French.Witnesses – William Hollinshed, Joseph Heritage, John Kay.Proved November 23, 1722.Lib. 2, p. 214
1722 19th d. 9th m. (November).Inventory of the personal estate, [page 3] £288.15, incl. bonds and debts £67.9.4, an old negro man and “sundry other things” as smith’s tools, farm implements, hay, etc., £30.12.7, made by Samuel Coles and Joshua Wright.
1722 Dec. 14.“An Inventory of the Consideration of the Plantation Late of Esther Adams, dec’d, which Nathan Allen bought, being as followeth, vizt:
£100 to be paid Dec. 14 next, £100 on the same day in 1724, and the last £100 Dec. 14, 1725, all new currency.
1689 June 7.Adams, Fenwick, of Fenwick’s Grove, Salem Co., gent.; will of.Wife Ann sole heiress and executrix of “worldly” estate.Witnesses – Thomas Hedge, Thomas Williams, Anna Hedge.Recorded August 26, 1689.
1689 June 28.Inventory of the personal estate, £75.17.10, incl. a tankard of 66 lbs of pewter at 12 p. per lbs, made by Wm. Hall and Sam’l Smith.
1689 Aug. 20.Letters testamentary granted to the widow and executrix, Ann Adams.Salem Wills, A, p. 32
1725 Jan 9.Account of the estate, £288.14, by her executors, Judah Allen and Thomas French, who have paid debts due to Dr. Owen, Judah Adams, Nathan Middleton, Benj. Fairman, Francis Hoggsheed or Hoggsett, Judah Allen, Wm. Mattlock, John Hart, Thos. French, Geo. Carver, Benj. Dairs, James Sherwin “for attending with his net, searching for Joseph Adams, unfortunately drowned,” John Adams, Robert Davis, Daniel Cormaral, James Dunlapp, Henry Worrenton, Jo? Snowden, Henry Nathan and David Allen, John Dellwin, Henry Hodge, Jo? Brown, Richard Heather, Sam’l Atkinson, Richard Climar, Mathew Robinson for schooling Margery Adams, Elizabeth Ford, also “for tabling Jo? Adams at school and ye Diet of Hanah Adams.”
1721-2 March 24.Adams, James, of Chester Township, Burlington Co., yeoman; will of.Wife Ester: children – Judediah, Thomas, Joseph, John, James, Elizabeth, Esther, Hannah, Margery and Patience, all except Judediah, Thomas and Elizabeth, under age, legacy to kinswoman Vastie Allen.The wife sole executrix of real and personal estate.Witnesses – William Hollinshed, John Hollinshead, George Hollinshead, John Kay.Proved May 22, 1722.Lib. 2, p. 189.
1722 7th d. 3d. m. (May).Inventory of the personal estate, £180.19, made by Will’am Hollinshed and Sam’ll Atkinson.
1724-5 Feb. 15.Adams, John son of James Adams and wife Ester of Chester Township, placed under the guardianship of Thomas Adams[page 4]of the same place, yeoman.Lib. 2, p. 274.
1725 Nov. 12.Adams, Margery, an orphan under 14 years of age, placed under the guardianship of her uncle, Judah Allen, of Evesham Township, Burlington Co.Lib. 2, p. 307.
1699-1700 March 19.Adams, John, of Chester, Burlington Co.; will of.Wife Elizabeth; children – Thomas, Mary, Martha, Hannah, Deborah, Abigail, Marchy, Rebecca and Feby.Legacy to apprentice Benjamin Davis.Real and personal property.Wife sole executrix with Samuel Jening and Francis Davenport as overseers.Witnesses – Martha Spicer, Martyn Jervis and John Kay.Codicil of Aug. (?) 24, 1701, disposes of 100 acres at Eggharbour.Witnesses – William Hollinshead and Joseph Heritage.Proved February 5, 1703-4.Lib. 1, p. 7.
1703-4 March 8.Bond of Elizabeth Adams as administratrix of the preceding will (William Hackney and Wm. Hollinshed sign the bond with her.)
1703-4 Feb. 28.Inventory of said estate (£316.4.2 incl. two men slaves) taken by John Kay and Wm. Hackney.
1703 Nov. 20.Adams, Joseph, of Burlington, leaves his estate to St. Anne’s¹ Church, Burlington, and appoints Nathaniel Westland and Robert Wheeler.Witnesses – Will Heulings, James Bingham and John Robardts.Proved July 18, 1704.Lib. 1, p. 76.
1704 Sept. 19.Bond of the executors, Hugh Huddy fellowbondsman.
1705 Aug. 4.Statement, made by the executors, of money paid to or received from Geo. Parker, Abr: Bickly, Mary Wheaf, Jos: Haynes, John Carlile, Richd Ellison, John Weathock, Natt: Pope, Tho: Clarke, John Abbott, John French, John Rogers; Will: Ogburn, Will: Atkinson, George Kendell, Tho: Staples, Jacob Goedown, Samuel Furnis, Martha Drummer, Richard Smith, Seth Hill, Will: Budd, Mathew Dyer, James Satterwait, Will: Petty, Allex: Bennett, William Wood, Isack Mariott, Barnd Lane, Daniel Smith, John Powell, John Dawson, Henry Tuckny, Will: Righton, Will: Biddle, Hugh Huddy, Jacob Perkins, John Rogers, Henry Grubb, Benj. Wheat, Thomas Raper, Sam’l Kimbell, G. Willis, John Large, Lorcus Morses, John Hudson, Widow Hancock, William Hewlings, Tho: Chipman.
1705 Aug. 4.Final statement, showing that St. Ann’s Church receives £21.10.2.
1705 Aug. –.Affidavit of Robert Wheeler, that Joseph Adams was, at the time of his death, indebted to affiant in the sum of £25.–.-.
¹ Now St. Mary’s
1694 Oct. 2.Adams, Thomas, of Woodbridge, yeoman; will of.Children – Elizabeth, Hanna (Anna) Adams, Mary Sutton, who has eldest[page 5]son Joseph Sutton; Rebecca, wife of Richard Smith.Plantation now occupied by Thomas Cawood, personal property.Executors – Capt. John Bissopp and John Fithrandolph, both of Middlesex Co.Witnesses – Samuel Fich Randel and Richard Tattersall.Proved August 17, 1695.N. J. Archives, XXI, p. 223, and Middlesex Wills.
1695 July 26.Inventory of the personal estate, £379.14.-, incl. a debt due by Tho: Cauwood £360.–, made by Daniel Stillwell and John Conger.
1695 April 1.“Account of money paid to Thomas Adams on his order by m. John Fitchrandolf,” mentioning Elesabeth Tattenshell, John Depu, John Fannoy, Henry Baker, Benjamin Grifeth, John Bishop and John Jones.
1698 Dec. 3.Account of debts paid out of the estate to Mr. Slater, John Langstaff, Elisha Parker, Natt. Fitch Randolfe, Wm. Thorp, John Aires, Daniel and John Eruen “for going to Neversinks for the Docktor,” Samuel Randolfe, Joshua Peirce, Rich. Smith, Joshua Mushro, Elizabeth and Hanah Adams, John Barley, Sam’l Aires; made by John Bishop and John Fitchrandolph.
1719 May 27.Addomes, Addoms, Jonathan, of Great Egg Harbour, of Gloster Co., yeoman; will of.Wife Barber (Barbara); children – Jonathan, John, Abbigel, Marget, Rebecca, Sarah, Marey, Dina, Feabe.Real and personal estate.Executors – the wife and Peter White of Eggharbour.Witnesses – Daniel Ingersull, Elizabeth Ingersull, Thomas Green.Proved June 7, 1727.Lib. 2, p. 431.
1726-7 Fen. –.Inventory of the personal estate, £128, attested by Barbara Addoms (Adams), on of the executors.
The following names appear in the INDEX of this volume, the references being as persons mentioned in wills, such as recipients, trustees, witnesses, etc., but not wills of: ADAMS - Abigall, Alex’r, Ann, Anna, Barbara, Barabra, David, Deborah, Elizabeth, Ester, Esther, Feby, Fenwick, Hannah, James, Jededia, Jeremiah, John, Jos., Jonathan, Joseph, Judah, Judediah, Marcy, Margery, Martha, Mary, Patience, Rebecca, Thomas, Walter; ADDAMS - Hannah; ADDOMES (ADAMS) - Abbigel, Barber (Barbara), Dina, Feabe, John, Jonathan, Jonathan junior, Marey, Marget, Rebecca, Sarah.
Extracted from DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, VOLUME XXX, CALENDAR OF NEW JERSEY WILLS, VOLUME II, 1730-1750; Paterson NJ, 1918
( Libers 1, 2, etc. are of West Jersey Wills.Those as Libers A, B, etc., are of East Jersey Wills)
ADAMES/ADAMS, beginning on page 10:
1733, April 23.Adames, John, of Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., labourer; will of.Wife Agnes Adames, whose maiden name was Agnas Nisbet, now in Ireland.Son, Thomas Adames, who is with his mother.Real and personal estate.Executors – friend, Samuel Moores, and brother Charles Adames.Witnesses– John Waller, Nicholas Stillwill, William Thorne.Proved July 17, 1734.Lib. B, p. 522.
[I don’t really know if the above surname, ADAMES, is a variation of ADAMS or not, but it was too close to not include.If anyone knows otherwise, kindly so inform.]
ADAMSADDAMS, page 11:
1732-3, January 12.Adams, Thomas, of Freehold, Monmouth Co., cooper; will of.Wife, Margery.Four eldest children mentioned, but not names.Executors – friends, James Robinson and John Henderson, of Freehold.Witnesses – Walter and Joseph Wilson and William Hankinson.Proved January 26, 1732-3.Lib. B, p. 379.
1731, March 31.Addams, Jedediah, late of Evesham, Burlington Co., miller.Margaret Adams declines administration.
1731, April 1.Bond of Judah Allen as administrator; Thomas Hackny fellow bondsman, both of Evesham, yeoman.Lib. 3, p. 99A.
1731, April 5.Inventory of Personal estate, £47.17, made by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Hackney.
1742, June 26.Addams, Jeremiah, of Great Egg Harbour, Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of.Wife, Mary.Children – David, Mary, Sarah, Rebecca, Joseph, Jeremiah.Executors – the wife and son David.Witnesses – Nehemiah Leeds, Elizabeth Lee, Richard Phillpotts.Proved Nov. 25, 1742.
1742, Aug. 7.Inventory of the personal estate, £165.1.0, made by Joseph Leeds and Robert Smith.Burlington Wills, 3421-4C.
The following names appear in the INDEX of this volume, the references being as persons mentioned in wills, such as recipients, trustees, witnesses, etc., but not wills of: ADAMS - Agnes, Andrew, Charles, David, E., Hannah, Isaac, James, Jeremiah, John, Jonathan, Joseph, Judiah, Judy, Lazarus, Margaret, Margery, Mary, Mercy, Rebecca, Ruth, Sarah, Stephen, Thomas, William.