25. Sarah THOCKMORTON was born on 2 February 1684 in Middletown, Monmouth CO, NJ. She died on 6 April 1755 at the age of 71 in Middletown, Monmouth CO, NJ. Sarah Throckmorton, born 2nd mo. 2, 1684/5, married (1) John Powell ca. 1702/3, married (2) Dr. William Nichols of Freehold, died 6 Apr. 1755, aged 70 years, 2 months, 4 days. William was born 23 Oct. 1685 in Dublin, Ireland, died 9 Apr. 1743 in Freehold, age 58. William and Sarah had no children. William had married (1) a daughter of William Smith of New York. He was a "Practitioner of Physic and Chirugery." A gentleman of great experience and moderation in his Practice. William & Sarah were both buried in Old Topanemus Cemetery near Marlboro, NJ.
John & Sarah had a son William Powell who died in Nov. 1720 (1721?), age 18. John died 8 June 1728, aged about 40 years. He and his son were buried in the Ancient Throckmorton-Lippit-Taylor Burying Ground near Middletown.
Dr. William Nichols was High Sheriff of Monmouth Co. from May 1722 until at least 1727. On 12 Oct. William witnessed the will of his brother-in-law John Throckmorton. In his will, written 24 Nov. 1729 and proved 21 Apr. 1743 William bequeathed to George Morrison, a nephew of his first wife, all of his estate which had belonged to him and his first wife. To Sarah, he the residue of his estate and, in case George Morrison died before age 21 without issue, the above bequest. He appointed Sarah to be his sole executrix. Witnesses to his will were James Reid, Amice Grandin and Danll Grandin.
Sarah's will was executed 27 Mar. 1755 and proved 1 July of the same year. In it she bequeathed:
- To brother Joseph Throckmorton 20 pound like money at Eaight shill. Pr. Ounce.
- To Sarah, John, Rachel, Amos & Daniel Grandin, children of my sister Patience Grandin, deceased, 40 pounds apiece.
- To Hartness & Martille (Myrtilla) Throckmorton, children of my brother Samuel Throckmorton, 17 pounds apiece.
- To John, Samuel & Philip Grandin, children of my sister Mary Grandin, deceased, respectively 17, 17 & 20 pounds apiece.
- To my sister Rebackah holmes £17.
- To John Throckmorton, son of my brother John, deceased, £20.
- To John, William, Thomas, Mary fouster, wife of Reuben fouster, Daniel, Job, Rebackah, Lewis and Joseph Throckmorton Thourty Pounds Equely Devided and to said Daniel Throckmorton my Bay Mare (a negro boy?) and to said William Throckmorton 17 Pounds.
- To Elizabeth Throckmorton, Dotter of Job Throckmorton, deceased, Ten Shillings.
- To An Applegate the sum of £4.
- To brother Samuel Throckmorton all the Remainder of my Bonds together with the twelf Pound one shilling & six pence after paying the above Leageses he Paying the Doctor's charge he Paying my funeral and tomb stone.
- To Philip Grandin, son of my sister Mary Grandin, the Remainder of my Estate, he paying my Dets, putting a headstone to my father and mother, my husband John Powell and my son.
She appointed Samuel Throckmorton and Daniel Grandin to be her Executors. Witnesses to the will were Thomas & Mary Leonard and John Vancleave. (per Bill Barton)