Tami, Chris. New York City Wills, 1777-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.Original data: Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate’s Office, City of New York, Vol. 9, 1777-1783. Collections of the New York Historical Society, Vol. 33. New York, USA: New York Historical Society, 1901.
Despite the chaos of the American Revolution and British military operations, New York City courts continued to conduct their affairs during the war. This database is a collection of will abstracts filed by city residents during the war years. With over 1000 records, each entry reveals a wealth of information about the filing individual, often including names of family members and witnesses. Originally published in the late 19th Century, this collection can be of great value to researchers seeking New York Coty residents in the late 1700's.