Will of William Fancy
Transcription of Will of William Fancy, dated June 17, 1675
Taken from "Copy of Sessions No. 1 in Suffolk County Clerks Office 1669-1684" No. 98-99, Pages 88-89.
At a Court of Sessions held at Southold and begun the second day of June 1680 The Last Will and Testament of William Fancy of Setauk, deceased wch was proved at the Court of Sessions held March 8th 1677/78 was at this court produced and alsoe an inventory of the Estate under the hands of two Apprizers, named Nathaniel Norton and Wm Jayne sworne the 31th day of May 1680 Before Mr. Justice Wodhull Justice of the peace at the request of the widow Catherine Fancy (expressed to this Court under her hand Peter Whitteere) Shee the said Katherine is admitted by this Court to all Intents and purposes sole Executrix of the said Will, and Estate of her said deceased husband Shee being to p forme what an Executor ought to doe, according to the Lawes of this Government in that case provided.
Brookhaven June 17: 1675
I, Wm Fancy being very Aged and a Cripple Doe make this my last Will and Testament. First I bequeath my Soule to God in Jesus Christ, and my body to bee decently buried in the buriall place in Brookhaven; My will and meaning is That my Sonne Samuell Fancey shall have half my accomodation. That is on halfe my home lott and seaven ackers in the ould field and one halfe of all the out land divided and undivided, and one halfe of all my meadow at the ould mans and all my pt of meadow and upland in ye ould purchase at the South. All this one halfe I bequeath to my sonne Samuell Fancey after my Decease except onely all my meadow at Conscience I reserve wholly for my wife. All this I bequeath to my sonne Samuell upon Condition that is, my sonne is not to sell any pt or p'cell of the same, But my will and meaning is that my wife shall have the whole Dissposeing of all ye rest of my whole Estate within Dores & without except twenty shillings I bequeath to sonne Joseph Fancey. Alsoe mu will and menaing is that my sonne William Fancey shall receive his portion after the Decease of my wife Katherine Fancey. I alsoe bequeath to my daughter Hanah Fancey too Cowes or ten poundes to bee paid her when shee comes to age or marry. As for my daughter Rechell shee hath received all her portion allready. I now being very weak in my limes, yet thanks be to god fresh in sences and memory. Desireing that this being my last will and testament may stand and be brought forth to light, when it please god to call mee to his protection.
I Comit my poore soule and poore wife and all my Children to the protection of ye Almighty God in Jesus Christ whose able to save all that come unto him. My Desire is alsoe that my nebar Martha Smith shall keep this my last will as long as I live
Brookhaven Aprill ye 10th 1677
The Inventory of the goods and Estate of Wm Fancey of the sd Towne deceased taken by
Nathaniel Norton Sworne before me
& William Jayne
Apprizers Richard Wodhull
A true copy of Will & Inventory