Will of Daniel Howell
1725, August 30. Howell, Daniel. of Trenton, Hunterdon Co., blacksmith; will of.
Son, David, land on east side on the middle road, Trenton; lot on the west side of Kings Street, Trenton, adjoining John Severam; lot of meadow in Maidenhead great meadows, adjoining James Price's land, said lot bought of Samuel Hunt.
Son, Daniel, when 21, house at Trenton which John Severin lives in; half of meadow lot in Maidenhead great meadows, bought of Ralph Hunt, Senior.
Son, Joshua, 100 acres of plantation where testator lives, adjoining Ebenezer Prout and John Dean; also lot in Trenton, adjoining Josiah Howel's lot.
Son, John, balance of plantation where testator lived, when of age; lot in Trenton.
Daughters— Phebe, Elizabeth, Hannah, Mary and Prudence, when aged 18.
Testator bequeaths "my son Daniel unto my son David that he may live with him," until he is aged 20 years; Daniel to be taught trade of glazier.
Executors—son, David, and friend Nathaniel Moor.
Witnesses—George Woolesey, John Carpenter, Moses Dickinson.
1732, April 21. Codicil. Son, Hezekiah, having been born since writing of will, to him a lot of land with a house, and a bond due from Hezekiah Bonham and Johanas Anderson, of Maidenhead.
Witnesses—Ann Yearley, Henry Woodward and Enoch Armitage. Proved August 2, 1732.
1732, June 3. Inventory (£418) includes 24 swine, 50 sheep, negro man Jack about 50 years old (£20), negro woman and her child (£40), and bonds of Samuel Everit, Samuel Ruckman, Isaac Reeder, John Moor, Richard Morril, David Davis, Jonathan Davis, William Merril, Isaac Hutchinson, Henry Oxley, John Smith of Maidenhead, Matthew Rigby, Nicholas Roberts and Edward Hart. Made by Enoch Armitage and Jonathan Davis.
1733. Sept. 9.
Howell, Daniel, of Amwell, Hunterdon Co., yeoman; will of.
Eldest son, Daniel Howell, Jr.
Son, John, "a mare bought from Thomas Lambert."
Sons, Joseph and Benjamin, the copper furnace.
Two daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, household goods, etc., "which was their mother's income from the mill and plantation," for bringing up of minor children.
Sons, Daniel and John (under age), the corn or grist mill. Plantation where testator lived, fronting on the river.
To daughters, Elizabeth and Mary, the plantation "at Alias Hokk in the Township of Amwell."
Executors—brother-in-law, John Reading and William Rightinghouse.
Witnesses—Samuel Fieming, Frances Mason, Waiter Cane. Proved October 24, 1733.