The Will of Ephraim Golding – Short and to the point: sell everything and distribute to my family

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Ephraim Golding

Birth 1663 in Bermuda
— Son of Percival Golding, Jr. and Katherine ??, son of Percival Golding, Sr. and Emily Farmer, son of Arthur Golding and Ursula Roydon … and an additional 8 generations are recorded within the tree as well.
Death After July 12, 1707 in Hempstead, Queens Co., Long Island, New York; July 12th was when his will was filed.

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Wife: Rebecca Gibbs
Children: John, Elizabeth, Ephraim Jr., Thomas, Mary, Daniel and Rebecca

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The Will of Ephraim Golding

EPHRAIM GOLDING. In the name of God, Amen. I, Ephraim Golding, of Hempstead, in Queens County on the Island of Nassau. I empower my executors to sell the house and farms where I now live, and all my lands in Queens County, and the proceeds to be divided into nine parts, viz., 2 parts to my eldest son John Golding, and the rest to my other six children, namely, Elizabeth, Ephraim, Thomas, Mary, Daniel and Rebecca, and to my wife Rebecca. The rest of my personal estate I leave to my wife and children, and my wife is to have my best bed and furniture. I appoint my wife and Charles Doughty executors.

Proved 12 July 1707

from… Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year 1892 (NYHS, 1893, P. 446-46)

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This is an almost 400 page document of wills and such that can be downloaded from Google Books. Makes for a great research tool in your library.