Samuel Sands1,2

M, b. 1656, d. before 18 September 1716
FatherCaptain James Sands b. bt 14 Mar 1621 - 13 Mar 1622, d. 13 Mar 1694/95
MotherSarah Walker b. 1629, d. 1709
     Samuel was born in 1656 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. Samuel married Mary Ray, daughter of Simon Ray III and Mary Thomas, circa 1687 in Block Island, Washington County, Rhode Island. About 1696, the family was resifing at Sands Point, Cow Neck, Queens County, Long Island, New York. Samuel married Elizabeth (?) before 11 December 1713 in New York. Samuel made his will on 11 December 1713 at Cow Neck in the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York.

In the name of God, Amen. December 11, 1713. I, Samuel Sands, of Cow Neck, in Hempstead, in Queens County, on Long Island, alias Nassau Island, yeoman, being very sick. I direct all debts to be paid. I leave to my daughter Sybell, wife of Jonathan Rogers, of New London, Connecticut, one shilling, she having already received what I design for her. I leave to my daughter, Mercy, wife of Richard Stillwell, of New York, two bonds of Mr. Richbell Mott. Also a silver tankard, and 10 pounds, and 5 pounds due me from Stephen Johnson, of Staten Island. Also a cow the next spring after my decease. I leave to my third daughter, Anne, 100 pounds, and a Great Looking glass in the Great room, and all the small pictures around it, and two silver spoons marked S.M. and a S. at the top. And a silver tumbler marked S.S. and a bed with curtains and Valences, and 10 sheep and a cow, and she is to have her living on the farm I now live on, while she continues unmarried. I leave to my daughter Sarah, wife of Nathan Sellick, of Stanford, in New England, 35 pounds in addition to her portion already received. I leave to my daughter Mar;y, 100 pounds, and a bed with curtains and Valences. and all other apurtenances, and two silver spoons and a silver tumbler, and marked S. M. and S. at the top. Also a Dutch wheel and an Indian boy, and she is to have her living on the farm. My land and stock on Block Island, and my land in New York, are to be sold to pay legacies, if there is any necessity for it. I leave to my dearly beloved wife, Elizabeth, 40 pounds per annum. If there is any dispute about the legacy left to my wife, I give her the use of 1/2 of all my estate for life. I leave my son Samuel Sands, all my lands and messuages, and to him and his heirs. I make my wife and Mr. Richbell Mott, of Madman's Neck, executors. Witnesses, William Walton, Joshua Cornell, John Chapill. [New York Wills: Unpublished Will] [New York Abstract of Wills, Unrecorded wills, pages 16-17]3

Samuel departed this life before 18 September 1716 in Cow Neck in the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York. He was buried in Cow Neck in the Town of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York. His will was probated on 18 September 1716. It was proved "the third Frydy in September, 1706". It should have read 1716.

Family 1

Mary Ray b. c 1667, d. b 11 Dec 1713

Family 2

Elizabeth (?) d. a 11 Dec 1713


  1. [S132] Malcolm Samds Wilson, Descendants James Sands of Block Island, page 3.
  2. [S30] New York Historical Society, Collections of the New York Historical Society Abstract of Wills, Volume 35: page 16.
  3. [S1199] William Pelletreau, Abstracts of Unrecorded Wills Prior to 1790 - Volume 11, pages 16-17 - Abstract of the will of Samuel Sands.