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7. Benjamin NORWOOD was born before 20 January 1668 in Barbados, BWI.89 He was baptized on 20 January 1668 in St Michael Parish Church, Barbados, BWI.112,113 In New Amsterdam in 1695 Mr Norwood Estate.114 He witnessed Baptism on 29 March 1696 at Reformed Dutch Church of New York in New Amsterdam115,116 In New York, NY, NY in 1696 .117 Benjamin witnessed Baptism on 18 July 1705 at Reformed Dutch Church in New York, NY, NY118 He was appointed Nephew apprenticed to him as Master Mariner on 9 October 1706 119 He died before 16 May 1713 at the age of 45 in New York, NY, NY.120,121 Benjamin had his estate probated on 16 May 1713 in New York, NY, NY.122 Burghers and Freemen of New York (Vol XVIII), p 615 - Richard Norwood, Jr. son of Richard Norwood of Philadelphia was indentured for apprenticeship with Capt Benjamin Norwood in 1706:

INDENTURE made October 9th, 1706, between Benjamin Norwood, Mariner, and Richard Norwood, Junr, son of Richard Norwood of Philadelphia, Pa. whereby Richard Norwood Junr, binds himself with the consent of his father, to Benjamin Norwood for five years from the date hereof. Usual form. Master shall also at the expiration of the term "give unto his said Apprentice some necessary books & instruments for the Art of Navigation."
Signed October 9th, 1706 by
Richard Norwood,
In the presence of John Tuder, Recorder, James Seton, Will Sharpas.

See NY Historical Society Collections 1885, Burghers and Freement of New York, page 615

Callam, page 135: Benjamin Norwood who was born in 1668 and was left his father's estate in Carolina.

Benjamin NORWOOD and Cornelia VAN DER CLYFF were married on 23 February 1693 in New York, NY, NY.123,124,125,126 They123,124,125,126 lived East Ward in New York, NY, NY in 1703.127 They127 appeared in the census in 1703 in New York, NY, NY.128 Cornelia VAN DER CLYFF, daughter of Dirck Janszen VAN DER CLYFF and Geesje HENDRICX, was born before 17 December 1671 in New York, NY, NY.129 She was baptized on 17 December 1671 in New York, NY, NY.130 She witnessed Baptism on 15 February 1702 at Reformed Dutch Church of New York in New Amsterdam131 Cornelia witnessed Baptism on 24 October 1711 at Reformed Dutch Church of New York in New Amsterdam132 She lost a slave who was executed for insurrection on 11 April 1712 in New York, NY, NY.133 She owned property adjacent to Harmanns Rutgers after 30 August 1715 in New York, NY, NY.134 Recorded at the Request of Mr Harmannes Rutgers for Cornelia Norwood Deceased the Eighteenth Day of March Anno Dom 1729

This Indenture made the thirtieth Day of august in the Second Year of the Reign of our sovereigne Lord George by the grace of God of Great Brittain ffrance and Ireland King Defender of the faith Anno Dom 1715 Between Elizabeth Brine of the City of New York Widow Katherine Lowrey of the said City Widow John Hickford of the same place Marriner and Mary his wife Gilbert Rothery by his attorney Margarett Rothry and the said Margerett Rothry for and on her own behalf and Andreas Hardenbrook of the same city Merchant and ffamettie his Wife of the one part, and Cornelia Norwood of the same City Widow of the other part Wittnesseth that the said Elizabeth Brine Katherine Lowery John Hickford and Mary his Wife Gilbert Rothery by his attorney Margarett Rottery and the said Margarett Rottery for and on her own behalf and the said Andreas Hardenbrook and ffametie his Wife for and in Consideration of the sum of thirty pounds currant money of the province of New York aforesaid to them well and truly in hand paid by the said Cornelia Norwood before the Ensealing and Delivery of these presents the receipt of what of is owned and themselves to be therewith fully faithfully contented benefited and thereof and therefrom and of and from all and ever part and parcel thereof they --- acquit exonerate and discharge the said Cornelia Norwood her Executors administrators and assigns by these presents have given Granted bargained sold conveyed Enfeoffed assured and confirmed and doe by these presents give grant bargain sell convey enfeoff assure and confirm unto her the said Cornelia Norwood her heirs and assigns for each All that a certain parcel of ground Situate & lying within the City of New York being butted and bounded a followeth that is to say fronting north to Clyff Street beginning at the Land of Martha Meyer and stretching along Clyff street aforesaid Easterly twenty five foot three inches from thence along the land of J-Beaussier Joshua ---- and Joseph Lathom southerly one hundred and thirty nine foot Five Inches from thence along side the land of Harmanns Rutgers Westerly Sixty two foot from thence to the Land of Phillip Wilkinson Northerly twenty two foot from thence to the Land of Anthony Bennett Eight foot thence along the Land of said Anthony Bennett Seventeen foot thence along the read of Anthony Bennetts Lott Easterly Twenty five feet thence along the lott of Martha Myer Southerly Eight foot thence along the --- of the Lott of said Martha Myer twenty five foot thence along his said Lott Northerly to the Clyff street the place where it last began one hundred foot all English Measure and the Reversion and Reversions Remainder and Remainders Rents Issues and profits thereof and all the Estate right Title Interest property possession Claim and Demand Whatsoever of them the said Elizabeth Brine Katharine Lowry John Hickford and Mary his wife Gilbert Rottery and Margarett his Wife and of him the said Andreas Hardenbrook and ffamitie his Wife the said Bargained premises with the appurtenances to her the said Cornelia Norwood her heirs and assigns for ever in her and their Quiett and peaceable possession and --- against all people Lawfully claiming or having any Right or title to the said bargained premesses Shall and will warrant and forever by these presents Defend In Wittnesse Where of the parties to these present Indentures their hands and Seals have hereunto Interchangeably Sett the Day and Year first above Written Elizabeeth Brine herXmark (Seal) Katharine Lowry herXmark (Seal) John Hickford (Seal) Andreas Hardenbrook (Seal) Mary Hickford herXmark (Seal) Gilbert Rottery X by his Attorney Margarett Rottery (Seal) Margarett Rottery herXmak ffamittie Hardenbrook (Seal) Sealed & Delivered by all the grantors above mentioned Except Andreas Hardenbrook in the presence of - Joseph Latham Will Huddleston Sealed and Delivered by the within mentioned Andreas Hardenbrook in the presence of Justice --- August 2d A Van Gelder John Mitchel Memorandum that on the 5th day of March Anno Dom 1719 personally appeared before me Robert Lusting--- Mayor of the City of New York Joseph Latham one of the Witnesses to the Within Deed (being one of the people called ---) who Did take his solemn affirmation pursuant to the Directions of an Act of Generall Assembly of this province Entitled an Act to Ease people that are Scrupulous - in swearing that he saw all the grantors within name d Except Andreas Hardenbrook - Seal and Deliver the same as their voluntary Act and Deed to the use therein ---mentioned and I having examined the same and finding no material rasures or - Interlinealtions therein Do allow the Same may be Recorded ---------------- Robert Lusting Cornelia owned property in the city adjacent to her sisters before 9 April 1717 in New York, NY, NY.135 This Indenture made the twenty Seventh Day of Aprill in the third Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George of Great Brittain ffrance & Ireland King Defender of the faith -- and in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Seventeen Between Cornelia Norwood of the City of New York Widow of the one part and Christian Hartman of the said City Carpenter of the other part Witnesseth that the said Cornelia Norwood for and in Consideration of the Sum of forty pounds Current money of New York to her with and ---- hand ---- by the said Christian Hartman the Receipt Whereof She Doth hereby Acknowledge and that She is therewith full Satisfied Content and paid and there of and therefore and of and form Every part and parcel thereof She Doth full freely and Absolutely acquit Exonerate and Discharge him the said Christian Hartman his heirs Executors administrators and assigns by these presents have given granted bargained sold conveyed Enfeoffed Aliened and Confirmed and Doth by these presents give grant bargain Sell Convey Enfeoff --- and Confirm unto him the said Christian Hartman his heirs and assignes for Ever All that a certain Lott or parcel of Ground Scituate Lying and being within the City of New York aforesaid fronting on the West to princes Street on the East to the fence of Joseph Lathom as it now Stands and on the North partly by the Land of the said Cornelia Norwood and partly by the lands in Common between her and her Sisters and on the South by Land of Hormon Rutgards and Contains in Breadth front and read at Each End twenty five foot in Length on the North Side one hundred twenty four foot nine inches and on the South Side one hundred and fifteen foot Eight Inches all English Measure And Reversion and Reversions remainder and remainders rents --- and profits of the Land and all the Estate right title Interest property possession Claim and Demand Whatsoever of her the said Cornelia Norwood her heirs and assigns of in or to the premises or Lott of Ground with the Appurtenances to him the said Christian Hartman his heirs and assigns for ever to the only proper are behoof and benefit of him the said Christian Hartman his heirs and assigns for ever. All as the said Cornelia Norwood for herself her heirs executors and administrators doth Covenant grant and agree to and with the said Christian Hartman his heirs Assigns for ever and that from time to time and at all times for ever hereafter it shall go -------------------------------------------------------------------------------assigns and Every of them the same Bargained Lott of Land and premises with the appurtenances to have hold occupy possess and for Ever enjoy peaceably and Quietly without any the - Lott -- -- molestation Disturbance Eviction or hindrance of her the said Cornelia Norwood her heirs or assigns or of any other person or persons Whatsoever And further that She the said Cornelia Norwood and her heirs the said above bargained premises with their hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging and every part and parcell thereof to him the said Christian Hartman his heirs and assignes against all people person and persons whatsoever now Lawfully having or Claiming or Which at any time or times hereafter shall or may Lawfully have or Claim any Sight or Site to the same shall and will covenant and for ever yt these presents Defend Wittness - have of the parties to these presents their hands and seals have hereunto Interchangeably sett the Day and year first above written Cornelia Norwood (Seal) Sealed Delivered in the presences of Anthony Byvenck Peter Cowell New York Aprill 27, 1717 Received then of Christian Hartman the above mentioned Sum of forty pounds currant money of New York in full Satisfaction of the above Bargained premises Cornelia Norwood --- hereof Anthony Byvanck Peter Colwell New Yorke 9th Aprill 1717 Then appeared before me Abraham Winvelt --- one of his majesties Justices of peace for the City and County of New York the W- --------- Cornelia Norwood and Acknowledged the within Deed of Sale to be her Voluntary act and Deed. Abraham Wendell She signed a will on 20 May 1722 in New York, NY, NY.136 Page 484 - In the name of God, Amen. I, Cornelia Norwood, widow of Benjamin Norwood, late of New York, mariner, being of sound mind. Whereas I am personally possessed of my now dwelling house and appurtenances in New york, as by deed may appear, together with undivided lands given and left to me by my father and mother, and also money now at interest in Holland, My executors are to sell the same, and the proceeds are to be divided among my children, Richard, Benjamin, Andrew, Meliora, and Cornelia. My eldest son, Richard, is to have L5 mor than the rest. My daughters are to have the use of my house where I lately lived, now in possession of Mr. Jackson, tobacconist, until they marry, and then it is to be sold. My daughters are to have two dozen can and leather chairs, two of my best and largest looking glasses and a small dressing glass, and my best chest of drawers, also cooking utensils, "and they are to have money to furnish them a decent suit of silk apparel."
Dated May 20, 1722. Witnesses, William Gane, Nathaniel Symons, Richard Irish.
Proved April 10, 1724 She witnessed Baptism on 20 May 1722 at Reformed Dutch Church in New York, NY, NY137 Cornelia died in 1724 at the age of 53 in New York, NY, NY.138 Note with will abstract: Cornelia Norwood was one of the children of Dirck Van der Cliff, and his wife Geesie, who were the owners of the farm on the north side of Maiden Lane in New York, and through which Gold street and Cliff street were laid out. On this tract Dirck Van der Cliff had an orchard and house of entertainment, which seems to have been a popular resort. Cornelia Norwood seems to have had sisters, Elizabeth Bruce, Katharine Lowry, Mary Hickbro, Margaret Rotery, and Famatie hardenbrook - WSP

Benjamin NORWOOD and Cornelia VAN DER CLYFF had the following children:

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Meliora NORWOOD.

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Richard "Dirck" NORWOOD.

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Benjamin NORWOOD was born before 17 December 1699 in New York, NY, NY.130 He was baptized on 17 December 1699 in New York, NY, NY.139 He witnessed deposed for High Court of Admiralty on 8 May 1728 in London, England140 Although the age doesn't accurately compute, I believe this is the Benjamin Norwood in question. Benjamin died before 1772 at the age of 73.141

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Andrew NORWOOD.

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Cornelia NORWOOD signed a will on 6 April 1772 in New York, NY, NY.142,143 Page 299-300; Proved, April 10, 1724, Liber 9, page 484

In the name of God Amen. I Cornelia Norwood of the City of New York Spinster being sick and weak in Body but of sound and disposing Mind Memory and Understanding (blessed be God for the same) do this sixth day of August in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and Seventy Two, make, publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in Manner and Form following that is to say, Imprimis I commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God who give it me, and my Body to the Earth from whence it came in Hopes of a Joyful Resurrection in and through the Merits and Mediation of my ever blessed Saviour Jesus Christ. And as to such Worldly Estate where with it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose thereof as follows, And first it is my Will and I do hereby order and direct that my Executors hereafter named do in the first place pay off and discharge all my Just Debts and Funeral Expences out of my personal Estate. And I give and bequeath unto my Nieces Cornelia Norwood, Annatje Norwood, and Mary Norwood the Daughters of my brother Andrew Norwood all my cloathes and my wearing Apparel to be equally divided between them Share and Share alike.
Item as to all the Rest, Residue and Remainder of my personal Estate, and also all my Messuages, Lands, Tenements and Real Estate, whatsoever and wheresoever, I give, devise and bequeath the same as followeth that is to say, I give and bequeath unto my Sister in Law Mary Norwood Widow, All the Use Interest, Rents, profits, Income, Possession and Property of the one full and equal third part thereof for and during the Term of her natural Life, and from and immediately after her decease I give, devise and bequeath unto my Nephews Henry Norwood, John Norwood, Vander Clife Norwood, and Richard Norwood, Sons of my Brother Richard Norwood deceased, their Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns severally and respectively for ever, the same one full and equal third part thereof, to be equally divided between them Share and Share alike, and to have and to hold the same as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants. Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Brother Andrew Norwood and other full and equal third part thereof, To hold the same to him his Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns severally and respectively for ever. Item I give, devise and bequeath unto Samuel Broadhurst, Benjamin Broadhurst, Cornelia Broadhurst, and Sarah Broadhurst, the Children of Samuel Broadhurst Mariner deceased who was the Son of Melura Lewis my Sister also deceased, their Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns severally and respectively for ever the remaining one full and equal third part thereof to be equally divided between them Share and Share alike. And to have and to hold the same, as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants. And Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Brother, Andrew Norwood, my said Nephew Richard Norwood and the said Samuel Broadhurst the Son of the said Samuel Broadhurst deceased, Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking disallowing and annulling all and every other Will and Wills, Testament and Testaments by me heretofore made Declaring this and no other to be and certain my last Will and Testament. In Witness where of I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the say and Year first before written. Cornelia Norwood (SS)

Signed, Sealed published and Declared by the Testatrix Cornelia Norwood as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us to be subscribed our Names as Witnesses at her Request and in her presence (The Name Andrew in the third line of this Page being first wrote on ???) Marselus Gerbrandts, John Van Dalsem, John Montanye

City of New York So Be it Remembered that on the twenty fifth Day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and Seventy two personally came and appeared before me Edmund Fanning Surrogate of the said County, John Montanye of said City Hatter and being duly Sworn on his Oath declared that he did see Cornelia Norwood of the said City Spinster sign and seal the within written Instrument purporting to be the Will of the said Cornelia Norwood bearing ???? date the sixth day of August Instant and heard her publish and declare the same as and for her last Will and Testament, that at the time thereof she the said Cornelia Norwood was of sound disposing mind and memory to the best of the knowledge and Belief of him the Deponent And that his name subscribed as a Witness to the said Will is of his own proper Hand Writing which he subscribed as a Witness to the Said Will in the testators presence, And that the Deponent likewise saw Marselus Gerbrandts, and John Van Dalsem the other Witnesses to the said Will subscribe their names as Witnesses thereto in the Testators presence. Edm S Fanning Surr. She died before 25 August 1772 in New York, NY, NY.144 City of New York: Be it remembered that on the Twenty Fifth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand and seven hundred and Seventytwo personally came and appeared before me Edmund Fanning Surrogate of the said County John Montanye of said City Hatter, and being duly Sworn on his Oath declared that he did see Cornelia Norwood of the said City Spinster Sign and Seal the within written Instrument purporting to be the Will of the said Cornelia Norwood bearing date the Sixth day of August Instant, and heard her publish and declare the same at and for her last Will and Testament that at the time thereof she the said Cornelia Norwood was of Sound disposing mind and memory to the best of the knowledge and belief of him the Deponent, and that his name Subscribed as a Witness to the said Will is of his own proper hand writing which he Subscribed as all Witness to the said Will in the Testators presence and that the Deponent likewise saw Marcelus Gerbrandts and John Van Dalsem the other Witnesses to the said Will Subscribe their names as Witnesses thereto in the Testators presence.
Edm Fanning Surr
She had her estate probated on 9 November 1772 in New York, NY, NY.145 Cornelia was buried on 13 November 1772 in Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, NY, NY.146 She had her estate probated on 8 June 1787 in New York, NY, NY.147 Recorded for and at the request of Mr. Jacob Wilkins Junior this 18th day of March 1793

To all persons whom these presents shall Concern We Richard Norwood and Samuel Bradhurst Surviving Executors of the last Will and testament of Cornelia Norwood late of the City of New York Spinster Deceased and John Norwood Benjamin Bradhurst Michael Conner and Cornelia Conner his wife late Cornelia Bradhurst and Hannah Norwood Widow and sole Executrix and Devisee of Andrew Norwood deceased Send Greeting. Whereas the said Cornelia Norwood did in and by her last Will and testament, in writing duly executed and bearing date the Sixth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy two among other things therein contained give devise and bequeath unto her Sister in Law Mary Norwood Widow the use Interest rents profits income possession and property of the one full and equal third part of all the Messuages Lands Tenements and real Estate of the said Cornelia Norwood for and during the natural life of her the said Mary and from and immediately after the Decease of the said Mary the said Cornelia did give and devise and bequeath unto her nephew Henry Norwood John Norwood Vander Cliffe Norwood and Richard Norwood Sons of her Brother Richard Norwood deceased their heirs Executors Administrators and assigns severally and respectively forever the same one full and equal third part thereof to be equally divided between them share and share alike. And to have and to hold the same as Tenants in Common and not as joint tenants And did give devise and bequeath unto her brother Andrew Norwood on at her full and equal third part thereof To hold the same to him his heirs Executors administrators and assigns severally and respectively forever And did give devise and bequeath unto Samuel Broadhurst Benjamin Bradhurst Cornelia Bradhurst and Sarah Bradhurst the children of Samuel Bradhurst Mariner Deceased who was the Son of Meloria Lewis her Sister also deceased their heirs executors administrators and assigns severally and respectively forever the remaining one full and equal third part thereof to be equally divided between them share and share alike And to have and to hold the same as Tenants in common and not as joint tenants And did therever constitute and appoint her said brother Andrew Norwood now deceased and her said Nephew Richard Norwood and the said Samuel Bradhurst the son of the said Samuel Bradhurst deceased Executors of her said last Will and testament as by the said last Will and testament reference being thereunto had well appeared. And Whereas the said Executors are not empowered by the said last Will and testament to sell or convey the real Estate of the said Cornelia Norwood deceased and we the said persons above named who are now entitled to have and enjoy the same the said Mary Norwood being deceased Judging it to be our mutual Interest that the said Estate should be sold by the said surviving Executors and the net proceeds thereof paid and delivered to us according to our several shares and proportions have concluded and agreed thereto Now therefore know ye that we the said Several persons above named and each of us do by these presents severally and respectively and not one for the other of us and for our and each of our heirs Executors and administrators agree and conclude with each other that they the said surviving Executors shall and may in their names grant bargain sell devise release and convey in fee simple all and singular the real Estate of the said Cornelia Norwood being a certain Lot of Ground in Ferry Street in Montgomery Ward and one other certain lot of Ground in Street in the West Ward of the City of New York to each person or persons and on such terms and conditions and in such manner and form as the said surviving Executors shall Judge best and most for the Interest and benefit of themselves and us the said other persons concerned therein And to give and Execute good and sufficient Deed or Deeds and conveyance or conveyances to the purchaser or purchasers thereof which Deed or Deeds conveyance or conveyances thereof shall be good and effectual in Law and Equity to transfer and convey the said lot of Ground and each of them to the Purchaser or purchasers of the same. And shall be a full and sufficient bar against all claims and demands whatsoever of us or either of us in and to the said real Estate the said surviving Executors hereby promising covenanting to account with and divide and pay to each of the persons concerned the part share and proceeds thereof after deducting all such necessary charges and Expences as they shall have been or may be put to in the management and disposition of the said Estate In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the ninth day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty seven. Michl Conner (LS) Cornelia Conner (LS) John Norwood (LS) Hannah her X mark Norwood Executrix of Andw Norwood Decd (LS) Saml Bradhurst (LS) Administrator for Sarah Bradhurst, Saml Bradhurst (LS) Benjn Bradhurst (LS) Sealed and delivered in the presence of Frans Bassett Jno Young NB. Messr Young & Bassett Witnesses 6th March 1793 Thos. Sickles Jas Stewart saw Hannah Norwood execute this Be it remembered that on the Ninth day of March in the Year 1798 Before me John Ray one of the Masters in Chancery for the State of New York personally appeared John Young who being duly sworn said he saw Michael Conner and Cornelia his Wife John Norwood Samuel Bradhurst Benjamin Bradhurst and Samuel Bradhurst as administrator of Sarah Bradhurst severally seal and deliver the within written Instrument as their Voluntary Act & Deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned and that he the deponent together with the Frances Bassett on of the other Subscribing Witnesses signed their names as evidences thereto And there appearing no erasures or interlineations I do allow the sd Instrument to be recorded as the Act and Deed of the sd Michl Conner John Norwood Saml Bradhurst & Benjamin Bradhurst John Ray
She owned property on Ferry St, Montgomery Ward, on 12 March 1793 in New York, NY, NY.148 Recorded for and at the Request of Mr Jacob Wilkins this 9th day of April 1793

This Indenture made the twelfth Day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and ninety three, Between Richard Norwood and Samuel Bradhurst of the City of New York, Surviving Executors of the last will and Testament of Cornelia Norwood late of the City of New York Spinster Deceased of the one part, and Jacob Wilkins of the said City of the other part, Whereas the said Cornelia Norwood did in and by his last will and Testament bearing date the sixth day of August in the Year of our Lord on(sic) thousand seven hundred and seventy two among other things contained Give, Devise and Bequeath unto her sister in Law Mary Norwood widow the use, Interest, Rent, Profits, Income, Possession and property of the one full and equal third part of all the Messuages, Lands Tenements and real Estate of the said Cornelia Norwood for and during the natural Life of her the said Mary, and from and Immediately after the Decease of the said Mary, the said Cornelia did give devise and bequeath unto her Nephews, Henry Norwood, John Norwood, Vander Cliff Norwood and Richard Norwood Sons of her Brother, Richard Norwood deceased their heirs Executors, Administrators and assigns severally and respectively forever the same one full and equal third part thereof to be equally divided, between them share and share alike and to have and to hold the same as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants, and did give Devise and bequeath unto her Brother, Andrew Norwood one other full and equal third part thereof, To hold the same to him his heirs Executors, Administrators and Assigns severally respectively forever, And did give devise and bequeath unto Samuel Bradhurst Mariner Deceased who was the son of Melura Lewis his sister also deceased their Heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns severally and respectively forever. The remaining one full and equal third part there of to be equally divided between them, Share and Share alike, And to have and to hold the same as Tenants in Common not as Joint Tenants, And did therein Constitute and Appoint her said Brother Andrew Norwood now deceased, and her said Nephew Richard Norwood and the said Samuel Bradhurst the son of the said Samuel Bradhurst deceased, Executors of her said will and Testament as by the said last Will and Testament reference being thereunto had will appe---
And whereas the said Executors were not empowered by the said last Will and Testament to sell(?) convey the real Estate of the said Cornelia Norwood deceased and John Norwood and Benjamin Bradhurst and Michael Conner and Cornelia Conner his wife, late Cornelia Bradhurst and Hannah Norwood wife and sole Executors and Devisee of Andrew Norwood deceased, the persons entitled to have and enjoy the said Real Estate (the said Mary Norwood then being deceased) judging it to be their mutual interest that the said Estate should be sold by the said Surviving Executors and the net proceeds thereof paid and divided to them the said Several Person, and the said Surviving Executors according to their several shares and Proportions, did severally and respectively and not one for the other of them and for their and each of their heirs Executors and Administrators agree and conclude with each other, and with the said Executors that they the said surviving Executors should and might in their names grant, Bargain, Sell, alien, Release and Convey in fee simple, all and Singular the Real Estate of the said Cornelia Norwood being a Certain Lot of Ground in Ferry Street in Montgomery Ward of the City of New York and one other certain Lot of Ground in the West Ward of the said City to such Person or Persons and such terms and Conditions, and in such manner and form as the said surviving Executors should Judge best and most for the Interest and Benefit of themselves and them the said other Persons concerned therein and to give and execute good and sufficient Deed or Deeds, Conveyance or Conveyances to the Purchaser or Purchasers thereof, which Deed or Deeds, Conveyance or Conveyances thereof should be good and effectual in Law and equity to transfer and Convey the said Lots of Ground and each of them to the purchaser or purchasers of the same And should be a full bar against all claims and Demands whosoever of them or either of them the said persons above named in and to the said real Estate, as in and by a Certain Instrument in writing under the hands and Seals of the said several Persons above named duly Executed -------- being had thereto will appear. Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said Richard Norwood and Samuel Bradhurst in pursuance of the power and authority to them given aforesaid in and for and in Consideration of the sum of Three hundred and Eighty pounds lawful money of New York to them in hand paid by the said Jacob Wilkins at or before the sealing and Delivery of these presents - Receipt Whereof they do hereby Acknowledge and themselves to be therewith fully satisfied contented and paid. Have granted bargained sold, Aliened, released and Confirmed and by these presents do give bargain sell aliene release and confirm unto the said Jacob Wilkins (in his actual Possession and being by Virtue of these presents and by force of the Statute made for transferring uses into Possession to his heirs and assigns, All that certain Lot piece or parcel of Ground herein before mentioned situated lying and being in the fourth Ward formerly called the West ward of the said City of New York, Counted at the time of the Death of the said Cornelia Norwood, in breadth in the front and the Rear twenty five feet and in length on each side One Hundred and seventy feet, be the same now more or less formerly bounded on the North and on the East by the Lots of Peter Mesier, and on the South by the Ground of Ralph Thurman and on the West by Hudsons River. Together with all and Singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, and Reversion and Reversions, Remainder and Remainders, Rents, Issues and profits thereof, And all Estate, Right, Title, Interest, Property, Claim and Demand whatsoever in Law and in Equity of these the said several Person herein before named & of them the said Richard Norwood and Samuel Bradhurst and each of them of in and to the same, To have and to hold the said Lot piece or parcel of Ground and Premises unto the said Jacob Wilkins his heirs and assigns to the only use and benefit of the said Jacob Wilkins his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto Interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year --- above written, Samuel Bradhurst (LS), Richd Norwood (LS). Sealed & Delivered In presence of Elias Nexsen, Uriah Burdge, Received on the Day and Year above written from Jacob Wilkins Junr State of New York ss. Be it remembered that on the fifteenth day of March in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety three Before me personally appeared Richard Norwood and Samuel Bradhurst named in the above written Indenture And the said Richard Norwood and Samuel Bradhurst named in the above written Indenture and the said Richard Norwood and Samuel Bradhurst acknowledged that they Executed the same by Sealing and delivering it as and for their Voluntary Act and Deed for the uses therein mentioned and there appearing no material erasures or Interlineations in the said Indenture. I do allow the same to be Recorded. John Ray. New York City Wills, 1771-76, note with her will: Cornelia Norwood was a grandaughter of Dirck Vandercliff and his wife Geesie, who were the owners of the Vandercliff farm, north of Maiden Lane, and between Pearl and William Streets, and extended north to the Beekman Farm.

New York Gazette, 3/3/1760, Issue 56, page 2:
NOTICE is Hereby given,
That Cornelia Norwood, of the City of New-York, Shop Keeper, living in the New English Church Street, intending to break up Shop-keeping, has sundry sorts of Shop Goods, also Household Furniture, which are to be sold at Publick Vendue, at her House, on the first of April next.
She hereby desires all those who are any ways indebted to her, to make Payment by the first Day of May next, or they must expect to be troubled: And those that have any Demands on her, to bring in their Accounts, that they may be settled.
Any one inclining to purchase, any of the Goods, before the Day of Sale, may apply to
CORNELIA NORWOOD


New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, published as the New York Gazette; and the Weekly Mercury; Date: 9 Nov 1772; Issue 1098, page Supplement:
By HENDRICK OUDENAARDE, Broker, in Hanover-Square, Nearly opposity Hug Gaine's Printing Office, N. B. Discount Notes & Bonds,
All Persons that have any Demands on the Estate of Cornelia Norwood, deceased, late of the City of New-York, Shopkeeper, are desired to bring in their Accounts; and all such as are indebted to the said Estate, either by Mortgage, Bond, Note, or otherwise, are desired to discharge the same to
ANDREW NORWOOD
RICHARD NORWOOD
SAMUEL BROADHURST
Executors to the said Estate
A house and lot of ground in Ferry-street, leading from Peck's Slip, belonging to the said Estate, to be sold at private sale.

SALE OF ABOVE MENTIONED LAND:
Recorded for and at the Request of Mr Jacob Wilkins this 9th day of April 1793

This Indenture mad the twelfth Day of March in the year of Our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and ninety three, Between Richard Norwood and Samuel Bradhurst of the City of New York, Surviving Executors of the last will and Testament of Cornelia Norwood late of the City of New York Spinster Deceased of the one part, and Jacob Wilkins of the said City of the other part, Whereas the said Cornelia Norwood did in and by his last will and Testament bearing date the sixth day of August in the Year of our Lord on(sic) thousand seven hundred and seventy two among other things contained Give, Devise and Bequeath unto her sister in Law Mary Norwood widow the use, Interest, Rent, Profits, Income, Possession and property of the one full and equal third part of all the Messuages, Lands Tenements and real Estate of the said Cornelia Norwood for and during the natural Life of her the said Mary, and from and Immediately after the Decease of the said Mary, the said Cornelia did give devise and bequeath unto her Nephews, Henry Norwood, John Norwood, Vander Cliff Norwood and Richard Norwood Sons of her Brother, Richard Norwood deceased their heirs Executors, Administrators and assigns severally and respectively forever the same one full and equal third part thereof to be equally divided, between them share and share alike and to have and to hold the same as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants, and did give Devise and bequeath unto her Brother, Andrew Norwood one other full and equal third part thereof, To hold the same to him his heirs Executors, Administrators and Assigns severally respectively forever, And did give devise and bequeath unto Samuel Bradhurst Mariner Deceased who was the son of Melura Lewis his sister also deceased their Heirs, Executors, Administrators and assigns severally and respectively forever. The remaining one full and equal third part there of to be equally divided between them, Share and Share alike, And to have and to hold the same as Tenants in Common not as Joint Tenants, And did therein Constitute and Appoint her said Brother Andrew Norwood now deceased, and her said Nephew Richard Norwood and the said Samuel Bradhurst the son of the said Samuel Bradhurst deceased, Executors of her said will and Testament as by the said last Will and Testament reference being thereunto had will appe---
And whereas the said Executors were not empowered by the said last Will and Testament to sell(?) convey the real Estate of the said Cornelia Norwood deceased and John Norwood and Benjamin Bradhurst and Michael Conner and Cornelia Conner his wife, late Cornelia Bradhurst and Hannah Norwood wife and sole Executors and Devisee of Andrew Norwood deceased, the persons entitled to have and enjoy the said Real Estate (the said Mary Norwood then being deceased) judging it to be their mutual interest that the said Estate should be sold by the said Surviving Executors and the net proceeds thereof paid and divided to them the said Several Person, and the said Surviving Executors according to their several shares and Proportions, did severally and respectively and not one for the other of them and for their and each of their heirs Executors and Administrators agree and conclude with each other, and with the said Executors that they the said surviving Executors should and might in their names grant, Bargain, Sell, alien, Release and Convey in fee simple, all and Singular the Real Estate of the said Cornelia Norwood being a Certain Lot of Ground in Ferry Street in Montgomery Ward of the City of New York and one other certain Lot of Ground in the West Ward of the said City to such Person or Persons and such terms and Conditions, and in such manner and form as the said surviving Executors should Judge best and most for the Interest and Benefit of themselves and them the said other Persons concerned therein and to give and execute good and sufficient Deed or Deeds, Conveyance or Conveyances to the Purchaser or Purchasers thereof, which Deed or Deeds, Conveyance or Conveyances thereof should be good and effectual in Law and equity to transfer and Convey the said Lots of Ground and each of them to the purchaser or purchasers of the same And should be a full bar against all claims and Demands whosoever of them or either of them the said persons above named in and to the said real Estate, as in and by a Certain Instrument in writing under the hands and Seals of the said several Persons above named duly Executed -------- being had thereto will appear. Now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said Richard Norwood and Samuel Bradhurst in pursuance of the power and authority to them given aforesaid in and for and in Consideration of the sum of Three hundred and Eighty pounds lawful money of New York to them in hand paid by the said Jacob Wilkins at or before the sealing and Delivery of these presents - Receipt Whereof they do hereby Acknowledge and themselves to be therewith fully satisfied contented and paid. Have granted bargained sold, Aliened, released and Confirmed and by these presents do give bargain sell aliene release and confirm unto the said Jacob Wilkins (in his actual Possession and being by Virtue of these presents and by force of the Statute made for transferring uses into Possession to his heirs and assigns, All that certain Lot piece or parcel of Ground herein before mentioned situated lying and being in the fourth Ward formerly called the West ward of the said City of New York, Counted at the time of the Death of the said Cornelia Norwood, in breadth in the fron and the Rear twenty five feet and in length on each side One Hundred and seventy feet, be the same now more or less formerly bounded on the North and on the East by the Lots of Peter Mesier, and on the South by the Ground of Ralph Thurman and on the West by Hudsons River. Together with all and Singular the hereditaments and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining, and Reversion and Reversions, Remainder and Remainders, Rents, Issues and profits thereof, And all Estate, Right, Title, Interest, Property, Claim and Demand whatsoever in Law and in Equity of these the said several Person herein before named & of them the said Richard Norwood and Samuel Bradhurst and each of them of in and to the same, To have and to hold the said Lot piece or parcel of Ground and Premises unto the said Jacob Wilkins his heirs and assigns to the only use and benefit of the said Jacob Wilkins his heirs and assigns forever. In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto Interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year --- above written, Samuel Bradhurst (LS), Richd Norwood (LS). Sealed & Delivered In presence of Elias Nexsen, Uriah Burdge, Received on the Day and Year above written from Jacob Wilkins Junr State of New York ss. Be it remembered that on the fifteenth day of March in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninety three Before me personally appeared Richard Norwood and Samuel Bradhurst named in the above written Indenture And the said Richard Norwood and Samuel Bradhurst named in the above written Indenture and the said Richard Norwood and Samuel Bradhurst acknowledged that they Executed the same by Sealing and delivering it as and for their Voluntary Act and Deed for the uses therein mentioned and there appearing no material erasures or Interlineations in the said Indenture. I do allow the same to be Recorded. John Ray.

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