Clowes, Samuel

Clowes, Samuel

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  • Name Clowes, Samuel 
    Gender Male 
    Died Unknown 
    Person ID I5868  Sackett
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2013 

    Family Donne, Catherine,   d. Unknown 
     1. Clowes, Milicant,   b. Abt Jul 1706,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2009 
    Family ID F2421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Samuel Clowes, Esq., 1674-1760, the father of Millicent Clowes Sackett, was born in Derbyshire, England. In receiving his education he was instructed in mathmatics by Flamestead, for whose use Greenwich Observatory was erected. He became a lawyer and on reaching New York in 1697 began the practice of his profession, and is credited with being the first lawyer to settle on Long Island. On July 18, 1698, he was married to Catherine Donne (sometimes written Denne). In 1702 he accompanied Lord Cornbury to Jamaica and was immediately thereafter commissioned Clerk of Queens County, which office he held until 1710, when the pressure of professional business and personal interests impelled him to resign. He was practical surveyor as well as an able lawyer. His name appears as attorney in some of the most important suits of that period, and figures more extensively than that of any man of his time in real estate transactions found recorded in early records of Long Island and the Hudson River counties. - [Weygant, p. 61-62]
      Abstracts of Wills Vol V 1754-1760; pages 423 & 424:
      Page 203.--In the name of God, Amen. "I, SAMUEL CLOWES, of Jamaica, in
      Queens County, Gent., being now 85 years and 5 months old, and infirm of
      body, but, Praised be God, of sound mind." I leave to my wife Mary her
      bed, completely furnished, and all other things and goods that she
      brought with her, Also my riding chair and her choice of my horses, And
      my executors are to pay her 12 yearly during her life, Also my easy
      chair and 6 best other chairs, and the Sconce which hangs in my bed
      chamber. I leave to Samuel Clowes, eldest son of my cousin, Samuel
      Clowes, "who now does, or lately did, belong to the Custom House in
      London, 25 Stirling." I leave to Rev. Samuel Seabury, minister of
      Hempstead, 5, and to his son, Rev. Samuel Seabury, of the town of
      Jamaica, 10. "I order my executors to lay out the sum of 15 in Bibles,
      to be given to all my grand children and great grand children which
      shall be alive at the time of my decease. I leave to my son John 50, To
      my son Peter 100, as a recompense and reward for their particular pains
      and trouble they will be at as executors. All the rest of my estate I
      leave to my two sons, John and Peter, and my daughters, Alletta, wife of
      Edward Willett,b Melicent, wife of Joseph Sackett,/b Catharine, wife of
      Nathaniel Mills, Mary, wife of Daniel Thorne, and Juliana Clowes. My
      estate is to be divided as follows: The tract of 600 acres which I have
      given to my son in law, Edward Willett, band 400 acres which I have given
      to my son in law, Joseph Sackett/b, and a certain tract of land which I
      have given to my son Peter at the place where he now lives, shall be
      reckoned as part of their shares. And because the boundaries of the
      Patents of Wawayanda and Minissink, where the chief part of my land now
      is, are not yet perfectly settled, if any of the said tracts fall short,
      it is to be made up. I make my sons John and Peter executors, and in
      case of their death, my 4 sons in law, And if they die before the estate
      is settled, then my grand sons, Timothy Clowes, son of my late son
      Gerardus, and John Clowes, son of my son John, and they shall have so
      much of the undivided lands as shall be adjudged to them by the Chief
      Justice of New York. "Written with my own hand this 24 July, 1750."

      Witnesses,Benjamin Hinchman, James Cebra, Jacob Ogden. Proved before
      Thomas Braine, Surrogate, August 28, 1760.
      [NOTE.--Samuel Clowes, Jr., who was for many years Surrogate of Queens
      County, died about January, 1760, and Letters of Administration were granted
      to his father, Samuel Clowes, February 20, 1760. He was probably son of the
      testator.--W. S. P.]

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