Notes for Jean (Jan )Alyea/ D'Ailly: See Notes On 7 Oct 1693, bought 222 acres from Hendrick Theunis Helling (possi bly what is now Oradell) SOURCE: "Some Lesser-Known Huguenots on the Hackens ack," by Howard I. Durie (from the Bergen County History 1971 Annual) "On Ap r 24, 1702, he and Jacque Larue, his brother-in-law, purchased from the India ns a large tract of land at 'Old Hook,' now Emerson and Harrington Park, a sh are of which was confirmed to son Peter and the remainder to Jacque Lerue, He ndrick Lerue, Samuel Lerue and Nicholas LeSueur by deed from Peter Sonmans on June 23, 1727. The family, with the exception of eldest son Peter, removed t o Duck Creek Hundred, Kent County, Delaware, where 'John Alley' died in 1718 leaving a Will dated February 19th, proved March 16th of that year." _______ ________________________ WILL Of JOHN ALLEY KENT COUNTY Kent Co. Delaware Vol ume A-1, page 98 P-4-7. (Original missing) Dated 19 February 1718 Proved 16 M arch 1718 In the name of God, Amen. I, John Alley of Duck Creek in the County of Kent upon Delaware being weak. sick of body but sound and perfect memory thanks be to God for the same and knowing the uncertainty of this life and that all men must dye doth make this my last will and testament upon the eart h. Imprimes First and principally I recommend my soul to God that save it ho eing through the merits Death and passion of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Chris t to obtain forgiveness, for all the sins and transgressions I have committed in this life and to inherit Everlasting peace and Salvation after this life is ended and my body I commit to the Earth to be buried at the order and Disc ression of my Executors hereafter named. 2nd. After my Just Debts and funeral charges is paid and Discharged all the Rest and Residue of my Worldly Estate Reall and personall as Lands goods and Chattells I give Will and bestow in ma nner to hereafter followeth. 3rd. Item my will is and I do hereby give to my two Eldest Sons Peter Alley and Abraham, Alley all my now dwelling plantatio n together with five hundred of Land which plantation and Land to be divided with a line Run as near as may be from Dawsons Branch to Irons Branch fair an d equally my son Peter to have the part that is Westerly of the Division Li ne and my son Abraham to have that part of the plantation that is Easterly of the plantation and what there shall be wanting of the plantation made up the Compliment of five hundred acres of Land as aforesaid shall be taken on the West side of the plantation and to be divided betwixt my Sons Peter and Abrah am, it is to be understood by this my Will that the wood Land shall be includ ed in the five hundred acres of Land from Branch to Branch as far as the plan tation doth at this present time Extend Easterly and my Will is that my Sons Abraham and Johanus Alley shall have an equal and proportional part of the Or chards on the plantation aforesaid with my Son Peter for five years after my decease as, also to have free Liberty to take a full part both of them of the Apple trees In the Nurserys upon the plantation afsd. to plant orchards fo r themselves at any time within the five years as aforesaid 4th. Item my will Is that my son Johanus Alley is to have three hundred acres of Land at the Be aver Dam point I freely give and bestow the same to him and his heirs for eve r. 5th. My will is and I freely give and bestow the same to my two Daughters Hannah and Mary to their heirs and assignes forever one hundred and fifty ac res of land to both of them in the pasture point and adjoyning only my Will i s that there shall be thirty acres of the said point allowed forever for a Ro ad and passageway to and from the Marshes for all my children and to secure h ay for their Horse. 6th Item my will is and I freely give and bestow on my son Jacob Alley the Land and plantation where the French man lived called the Lo ng point containing one hundred and fifty as al
More About Jean (Jan )Alyea/ D'Ailly: Emigration: 1678, Settled in Hackensack, Bergen Co, NJ. Occupation: Farmer.
More About Jean (Jan )Alyea/ D'Ailly and Susanna (Larue/Leroe) LeRoux: Marriage: 1685, Hackensack, Bergen Co, NJ.
More About Jean (Jan )Alyea/ D'Ailly and Marriette Garrison Degrave: Marriage: September 23, 1709, Hackensack Reformed Dutch Church, Bergen Co, NJ.
Children of Jean (Jan )Alyea/ D'Ailly and Susanna (Larue/Leroe) LeRoux are:
Jannetje Allie, b. April 12, 1685, Kinderkamack, Bergen Co, NJ, d. date unknown.