John Laurens Dye
was also known as John Duyts. He was also known as John Laurens Dey. John Laurens Dye was born circa 1687 at Staten Island, Richmond County, New York. He was the son of Hans Larrentzen Duyts
and Sarah Hance Vincent
. John Laurens Dye married Anne (Unknown)
in 1710 at Staten Island, Richmond County, New York; this is not a proven name. He purchased from Mindert Johnson of the township of perth amboy 200 acres of land, bounded on the south by Millstone river, and on this tract he settled. This land is located near Prospect Plains and Cranbury, Middlesex county, new jersey, and is now owned and occupied by John Dey a descendant of Wm. Dey of 1718 on 21 December 1725.
John Laurens Dye left a will on 1 October 1750
he names wife Anne, sons John, David, William, James, Vinson, and Joseph, and daughters Anne and Katherine.
"He devises to his eldest son John, the just sum of five pounds at 8 S. Per ounce to David the just sum of fifty pounds at 8S. Per ounce. To his sons
William, James,Vinson, and Joseph, and daughters Anne and Katherine allt (sic) the remainder of the money arising from the sale of my estate to be
equally divided amongst them, their heirs, ect..The land was encumbered, the interest on the debt was to be paid by his wife, and to whom, he leaves
the use during her life. Also devises to her during life the personalty after payment of debts except therefrom the debt upon the plantation. After the death of his wife, and sale of the property, proceeds to be divided as above set forth. "
Executors, my son William and my son-in-law, Lawrence Dey.
Witnesses Peter Perrine, Sten (Steven) Warne, and Sarah Davisson.
He died before 8 March 1750/51 at Perth Amboy or ?Machaponix, Middlesex County, New Jersey. His estate was proved on 8 March 1750/51.