John Applegate

Male Bef 1657 - Aft 1687  (> 30 years)

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  • Name John Applegate 
    Born Bef 29 Jan 1657 
    Gender Male 
    Voress Number 1A 
    Date of Will 12 Jan 1687  [1
    Died Aft 12 Jan 1687  Oyster Bay, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Date of Will 24 Oct 1688 
    • John 1A (Son of Bartholomew 1; Grandson of Thomas)
      Voress says he was born c. 1650. According to town records, a John Appellgate witnessed a sale of land in Oyster Bay on 29 January, 1678 (Cox, p. 587.) This is our first authentic record. He was given land in Oyster Bay, by the town authorities, on 27 March, 1683. John received "a hous lott of three Accars" which formerly belonged to John Frost, "ten Accars of land in ye comans" and "one Acar of ye Cove Swomp if it can be allowed". He was given "fre privilidge for graseing and timber in the towne comans." In the deeds, he was referred to as "John Apellgatte" (Cox, p. 263.)
      On 19 February, 1684, according to Cox (p. 314,) a Thomas Townsend "for divers good considerations" sold John eight acres at "ye old plantinn field and a piece of swomp and upland at ye head of ye swomp." This land of John's was later used as a boundary. On 06 January, 1685, "Suscaneman alias Runasuch, Cherhegen alias Quarapin and Samos sold to Robert Townsend, son of Henry Townsend, Sr. land known as Cedar Swamp "... bounded on the south by John Applegate's land." The deed was entered 21 April, 1685 (Index, Bl:58.)
      John signed on back of the original deed that recorded the first purchase of land for Oyster Bay from the Indians. The codicil, dated 06 March, 1685, stated that those signing on back had the same rights and privileges as signers on front (Cox, p. 333.) Later, John purchased another piece of land from the Indians. On 26 March, 1685, Quarapin, Suscanema and Samous (same Indians - different spelling) sold a piece of Cedar Swamp (about 60 acres) to John for £12. The land adjoined that of Robert and James Townsend (Cox, p. 509.)
      A John Appelgat witnessed the division of the estate of Peter Wright, Sr. on 06 October, 1685 (Cox, p. 316.) Sometime in 1685, John was listed as a freeholder in Oyster Bay (Mere-Smith, p. 89.)
      John apparently sold some of his land on some unknown date. A James Blevin recorded the sale of all his land in Oyster Bay on 14 January, 1687 except "that he bought of John Applegate" (Cox, p. 457.)
      John made his will on 12 January, 1687 (Records, County Clerk at Jamaica. A:33; Abstracts, Bl:16.) It was proven 11 November, 1688. Stillwell-a (3:4) is in error in saying it was proven 24 October, 1688. However, he may be right in saying John died around 22 May, 1688.
      His will (Appendix) gave one third to brother Daniel ID, one third to sister Hannah and one third to sister Mary. Daniel was executor; witnesses were John Taylor, Daniel Weeks and Anthony Gleam.
      Stillwell says the two women released Daniel from his duties the same day John died. This would imply they were gathered around the death bed in Oyster Bay. This does not seem likely. Moreover, there is documentary evidence the release did not happen until 25 May, 1688 (See Daniel ID.) Moreover, on 10 November, 1688, "Daniel Applegate of East Jersey of Monmouth County" sold both the land John purchased from the Indians and the land given him by the city to a Samuel Dickinson (Cox, p. 509-511.) On the same day, in another deed, "Daniel Applegate of Shrewsbury of East Jersey ... sole executor" sold to Isaac Doughty of Kittleworth, land which James Townsend sold to John on 14 October, 1685 (Cox, p. 515.)
      A link between the Forman/Furman family and the Applegate family was established on 23 June, 1690. Thomas Forman of Jerusalem in East New Jersey, sold to Thomas Young, land that was first John Frost's and then John Applegate's (Cox, p. 577.)
      Apparently, John never married.
    Person ID I2587  Applegate Main
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2018 

    Father Bartholomew Applegate,   b. Bef 07 Feb 1629, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Apr 1689  (Age > 60 years) 
    Mother Hannah Patrick 
    Married 15 Oct 1650  Gravesend, Kings County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Wills
    (undated) Will of John 1A (transcript)
    (undated) Will of John 1A (transcript)

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Records of the Office of the County Clerk of Jamaica, Long Island, New York, 1680-1781 (Film 17715, CJCLDS), A:33; Abstracs B1:16.

    2. [S20] Bergen, Teunis G Bergen, (S W Green's Son 1881), 13.

    3. [S664] Brooklyn Marriages.
      citing James Maher, Index to Marriages and Deaths in the New York Herald, 1932

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