David Gardiner

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ChartsAncestors of Edward Ambrose Cooke
David Gardiner, son of David Gardiner and Mary Maschall, was born in 1662.1 He died at Southold, Suffolk Co., New York, 2 December 1732.1

David married Martha Youngs, daughter of Colonel John Youngs and Mary Gardner, at Southold before 1685.1,2

David Gardiner lived on a farm at Pesapunck Neck in Southold township which apparently comprised at least a portion of David's fourth in division of his father's estate.3 The Southold town records also show him as grantor or witness in several other deeds:
23 Nov 1691, he and Martha sell to Thomas Tustan about four acres lying at the lower end of the Fourt Neck at the South west end of Corchaug bound North by Sarah Youngs--East with Caleb Horton; also a first lott of kreekthatch at the West end of a Great Flatt at the lower end or South of the Old field neck in Corchaug, bounded with a lot of kreekthatch on the East belonging to the Sylvesters.4
Witnessed a deed of exchange between John & Ester Budd and Johnathan Horton, 30 Jan 1687/8.5
Witnessed a deed from Matthias and Mary Curwin to Margeret Corye, 22 Aug 1705.6
Witnessed a deed/will of Abraham Whithere to John Tutthill to divide Abraham's estate, 8 Feb 1689/90.7
Witnessed a deed from Isaac Arnold to Cartret Gillem, husband of Isaac's daughter, Mary, 16 Jan 1692.8
4 Oct 1715, he released or quit claimed to Mary Youngs, Daniel Tuthill, and Benjamin Youngs, executors of the estate of Coronet Thomas Youngs, for all the legacies bequeathed to "Martha Gardiner and her children the wife of me the sd David Gardiner."9

David left a will dated 21 October 1732, and proved 28 June 1733 (paragraphing added for clarity):
In the name of God, Amen. I, David Gardiner, of the town of Southold, in the County of Suffolk, in the Province of New York, America, Yoeman, being weak of body but of perfect mind and memory at the writing hereof, thanks be to God, therefore, calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life, and that it is appointed for all men once to dye, do make, constitute, ordain and appoint this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking, disannulling and making void all and manner of former wills and testaments by me heretofore or in my name had made or concluded, and that this only and none other shall be held, deemed, taken and reputed to be my last will and testament in manner and form following; that is to say,

First I commend my soul to God who gave it, and my body to the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named and

Secondly. I do give & bequeath unto my beloved wife, half my cattle and the other half of my cattle to my son David Gardiner; two-thirds of my sheep to my wife and the other third to my son aforesaid, and all my swine I do give to my wife,

and further I do give and bequeath to my son, aforesaid, my silver tankard and all my wearing clothes, and my gun and my cane

I do give unto my wife; all the grain that is without doors, and all the grain that is within doors

I do give unto my wife, one of my mares and the other of my mares to my son aforesaid.

And further I do give an bequeath to my daughter Mary Parshall, five shillings.

I do give and bequeath to my daughter Bethia Wells, five shillings.

And to my daughter Patience Gardiner, I do give and bequeath one feather bed and suitable bedding to it,

and further, i do give and bequeath to my son David Gardiner, all my lands and tenements, with all my meadows and marshes, and thereunto belonging, with all the privileges that belongeth thereto;

and further, I do give unto my wife the use of the west room of my house which I now live in, her live time, and after her death to me my son's aforesaid;

and further I do give to my wife all my household stuff during her life, and then after her death to be my son's aforesaid, with all the lands, meadows and marshes and tenements thereunto belonging to my son David Gardiner, and to his heirs and assigns forever.

And I hereby make and appoint my loving wife to be my executrix, and my son David Gardiner to be executor of this my last will and trestament.

In testimony whereof, I, the said David Gardiner, here declared, and published to be my last will and testament and have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal in the town of Southold, as aforesaid, this twenty-first day of October, in the year of our Lord Christ, one thousand seven hundred and thirty and two


Signed, sealed and declared by the above said David Gardiner to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, David Horton, Daniel Surriell, John Holloway.10,11


Martha Youngs b. abt. 1664, d. 18 Apr 1737
  • Bethia Gardiner3
  • Patience Gardiner3
  • Mary Gardiner+12,1 b. 1685, d. 9 Apr 1725
  • David Gardner3 b. abt. 1705, d. 2 Mar 1748
This person was last edited on2 Oct 2016


  1. [S318] Selah Younges Jr., Youngs Family: Vicar Christopher Younges: His Ancestors in England and His Descendants in America: A History and Genealogy (New York: p.p., 1907), further cited as Younges, Youngs Family.
  2. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 597, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  3. [S1789] Curtiss C. Gardiner, Lion Gardiner, and his Descendants (1599-1890) (St. Louis, Missouri: A. Whipple, 1890), 105, further cited as Gardiner, Lion Gardiner.
  4. [S1792] J. Wickam Case, Southold Town Records, Two Volumes. Southampton, New York: Towns of Southampton and Riverhead, 1882-1884, 2:306. CD-ROM reprint, Genealogy and History of Southold, New York (http://genealogycds.com: genealogycds.com, 2003), further cited as Case, SHTR.
  5. [S1792] Case, SHTR, 2:33-4.
  6. [S1792] Case, SHTR, 2:123.
  7. [S1792] Case, SHTR, 2:198-199.
  8. [S1792] Case, SHTR, 2:233.
  9. [S1792] Case, SHTR, 2:56.
  10. [S1789] Gardiner, Lion Gardiner, 105-106.
  11. [S1042] New York Co., New York, Wills and Administrations 1680-1804, 12:55-56, FHL microfilm 497594, further cited as New York Co. Wills and Administrations.
  12. [S331] Frank Nellis Parshall and Homer Leroy Parshall, To and From James and Catharine Parshall (Manhattan, Kansas: s.p., 1968), 41-43, further cited as Parshall and Parshall, Parshall Family.