Scanned image of the will
In the Name of God Amen.
I Nicholas Stillwell of Staten Island
with in the Territoryes of his Royall Highnesse
James Duke of Yorke in America Husbandman
being Sick and weake in Body, but of perfect
and sound understanding thanks be rendered to
Almighty God for the same, do make & ordaine
this my last will and Testament, in manner and
Form following (vizt.)

Imprimis, I give and bequeath my Soul into the hands of
Almighty God who gave it, in hopes to be saved in and thorow ye
Passion, merits and mediacon of Jesus Christ, my only Saviour
and redeemer, and my Body to the Earth, to be Buried in decent
and Christian like Buriall, according to the discrecon of my
Executrix here after named.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my youngest Sonn Jeremiah
One Iron Gray Mare of about foure yeares old, to run upon the
Island for his use.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my welbeloved and affectionate
wife Ann Stilwell, all my whole Estate, consisting of -
Land, Housing, Cattle, Corne, Oxen Kine, Horses, Mares, Sheepe
Swine, be they of what nature or kinde soever, As also all man-
ner of Household Goods, moveables and immoveables whatsoever
lying and being upon Staten Island aforesaid, or elsewhere,
Together with all manner of Debts whatsoever, and of right belonging
unto mee; And I do also hereby constitute and appoint my said
wife to be my full and Sole Executrix of this my last will & Testa-
ment, revoking all wills and Testaments, by mee formerly made; In
witness where of I have here unto set my hand & Seal the 22th day
of December in Anno 1671.

Sealed & delivered in presence of
A Meyer
Rich Charlton
Nicholas' Mark


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