From the First Town Record Book of Jamaica,Queens,NY
Town Meeting 14 May 1671; page 59.
Voted that Nichlas Everit should beat the drum to give the town warning to come to the meeting on the Sabath. He shall have 20 shellings.
Town Meeting 21 Feb.1679; page 79.
Division of Little Plains; Northwest Quater; Nicolas Everit
Town Meeting 12 Dec. 1700; page 122.
Voted Justice Nicolas Everit Jonos Wood Nathaniel Denton
Which were Chosen before Samuel Ruscoe Clerk.
Town Meeting 3 Feb.1708;
Tax Rate List; Justice Everit
Abstracts of Wills; on File in the Surrogate's Office; City of NY; Vol. 2; 1708-1728; Liber 10;
Page 234; In the Name of God, Amen. June 5,1723, I Nicholas Everitt of Jamaica, in Queens County, being somewhat indisposed of body, but of good and perfect mind, for which I bless God.
I leave to my Wife Elizabeth, my dwelling house,garden,and one third of my orchard where I now live, so long as she remain my widow. But if my wife shall be evicted or turned out of the same while she is my widow, I order that my two sons Nicholas and Joseph shall build for her a house convenient, on the front of the land I bough of Nathaniel Denton, adjoining unto my homestead, and after the death of my wife, it is to go to my son Joseph, and he is to pay to his brother Nicholas one half the cost.
I leave my oldest son Richard, all the rest of my homestead, which is bounded North by the Parsonage land, West by Robert Denton, East by land I bought of Nathaniel Denton, and my dwelling house after my wife's deceased. Also a small lot of Fresh meadow in the furthermost neck adjoining to the meadow of Richard Everitt deceased.
I leave to my son Nicholas, a lot of land which lyes adjoining to his homesetad, and a lot of meadow in the Old Town Neck, and 2/3 of my land on the hills, partly in Jamaica and partly in Flushing, with appurtenances. And he is to pay my daudgters, Mary Wheeler, Priscilla Smith,and Patience Ludlam L60 each.
I leave my two sons Samuel and John both of Hopewell,New Jersey, all of my lands and tenements in Hopewell.
I leave to my son Joseph all that lot of land I bought of Nathaniel Denton, adjoining to my homestead, and one third of my land on the Hills aforesaid, and also a lot of meadow in the further East neck, joing to the meadow of Hope Mills, and he is to pay to my daughter Patience Ludlam, L20, and my daughter Hannah Everitt L50, and my daughter Rachel L30.
My personal estate is to be sold and the money to be divided amoung my children.
I leave to my son Nicholas my Great Bible.
My son Joseph is to have 1/3 of my personal estate.
I leave my daughter Rachel L70.
I make my wife and my son Nicholas and my son in law, Nathaniel Smith, executors, and my friend,Joseph Smith overseer.