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1619/20 On 6 January, Jeremy Wood was baptized [1].

1659 Jeremy Wood, perhaps related to this Jeremiah Wood married to Elizabeth Gildersleeve, was listed among "persons that are to fense and Inclose Rockoway w'th ye Nomb'r of their gates donn at A full town-meeting the 17th of Aprill 1659." [2]

1679 Jeremiah Wood Juner was on a list of names above the words: "Att A Generall Towne Meetting helld att hempsted y'e 24 of June : 1679 itt was Voatted and Agreed apon tthatt those persons above named shall have libertty". [3]

1680 "Whereas Captain Wm. Laurence, late of Tues neck in Flushing, one of the Justices of the Peace of the North Riding, died intestate, leaving a considerable estate, and divers children. And Elizabeth his wife, and his eldest son William by a former marriage, having made application for Letters of Administration, and having brought in an inventory, they were appointed March 25, 1680." [4]

1680 "Inventory of estate of Wm. Laurence, Flushing. The neck of land called Tews neck, with housing, orchards and meadows, £1,250. Two 50 acre lots at Whitestone, £60. 50 acre lot, No. 13, £20. The 50 acre lot in Newtons neck £15. 10 4 acre lots lying at the Town, with all housing, orchards, etc., £60. 640 acres lying adjoining to Sunk meadows, eastward, and also running west to the Fresh Pond, and north to the Sound, and south to the path that goes to John Goldin's house, £150. 1/2 share of salt meadow at Towns end, and 2 shares of fresh meadow, one at Grays, and the other in the middle meadow, £10, 1 share of salt meadow at Terrys Point, £30, 6 shares of meadow at Westchester. 3 shares of meadow in the New Found Passage, £ 3 . 3 shares of meadow in Hunt's cove, £16. 1 share of salt meadow at Head of the bay, £16, one negro, John, £50, negro Andrew, £40. 10 negroes in all. One English boy called by the name of Bishop, for a year and some months service, £5. 32 oxen, £160. 46 cows. 17 Horses. The inventory is very lengthy, showing great wealth and high social station. Total, £4,032. Taken by Richard Cornell, John Bowne, John Lawrence, Abm. Whearly. Elizabeth Lawrence and Wm. Lawrence, administrators, made oath to the same in presence of Governor and Council, November 18, 1680. [5]

1682 On 24 May, Jeremy Wood J[unior] and S[enior] were on a list who agreed to live under the ministry of Jeremy Hubard and to pay [taxes] in "corn or cattell". [6]

Footnotes:

[1] Herbert F Smith, "John Strickland of Long Island and his Sons-in-Law," The American Genealogist 11 (1934), 197-208, at 204, [American_Ancestors].

[2] Benjamin D. Hicks, Records of the Towns of North and South Hempstead Long Island N.Y., Vol. 1 (1896), 81, [Internet Archive].

[3] Benjamin D. Hicks, Records of the Towns of North and South Hempstead Long Island N.Y., Vol. 1 (1896), 324, of 324-25, [Internet Archive].

[4] William S. Pelletreau, Abstracts of Wills on file in the Surrogate's office: city of New York, Vol. 1, 1665-1707 (New York: The New York Historical Society, 1893), 66, Will 1-2:269 (Liber:Page), [HathiTrust].

[5] William S. Pelletreau, Abstracts of Wills on file in the Surrogate's office: city of New York, Vol. 1, 1665-1707 (New York: The New York Historical Society, 1893), 108, Will 1-2:405 (Liber:Page), [HathiTrust].

[6] Benjamin D. Hicks, Records of the Towns of North and South Hempstead Long Island N.Y., Vol. 1 (1896), 380, of 380-81, [Internet Archive].


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