1733 John Taylor Estate Bond
1733 Mar 5: Fronika signs this administrative bond (7) with an "F,"
rather than the "X" normally used by people who could not
sign their full name. This bond appoints her as the executrix of the
estate of her deceased husband John Taylor, which also is
unusual for this time in history.
1745 May 9: Fronika Taylor, "... who has since intermarried
with Peter Coot" is appointed "administratrix" of the estate of
her deceased husband John Taylor. (3 p10) The 200 acres of land
in the estate is valued at 477 pounds by "Henry Neuff, John Brubaker,
Jacob Brubaker and Christian Stoneman." (3 p11) See John Taylor land.
?? Do Peter Coot and Fronika Taylor refer to
Peter Good (GC) and his fourth wife Frany Hiestand?
There is credible evidence for this.
- Documents (3,4) refer to Peter Coot and Fronika Taylor,
the widow of John Taylor.
- Peter Good (GC) used his German name "Gut," which sounds very much
like "Coot" in English. Perhaps an English clerk simply heard "Gut"
and recorded "Coot." We have found no other record of "Coot" in
- Peter Good (GC) held 70 acres (8,9) just a few miles north of the
200 acres owned by John Taylor. (2,8) Between them, "Jacob
Heestandt" and "Henry Heestant" owned land (2), with surnames similar to
Frany Hiestand. (9)
However, this evidence has nothing, such as a
Peter Coot signature, to confirm that he was
Peter Good (GC). -- dg 2014 Jul 23
Rapho/East Hempfield Warrant Map (8,2)
Only the top tier is Rapho
Hans Snider, A-5-336, 1718 May 20 (2)