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The Early Records 



OF THE 



Town of Providence 



VOLUME VII 

BEING PART OF WILL BOOK NO. I OTHER- 
WISE CALLED THE FIRST BOOKE FOR PROUI- 
DENCE TOWNE COUNCILL PERTICULIOR VSE 



Printed under Authority of the City Council of Providence by 

HORATIO ROGERS 
GEORGE MOULTON CARPENTER and EDWARD FIELD 

Record Commissioners 



PROVIDENCE 

Snow & Farnham City Printers 

1894 



^^nsose. 




PREFACE 



This volume completes the reproduction in type of the 
records contained in the earliest book now in the possession 
of the city, mainly used for probate proceedings of the town, 
a description of which may be found in the preface of Volume 
VI. of this printed series. 

Transcripts of certain instruments relating to estates which 
came before the town council during the time that the manu- 
script book was in use, and which for some reason do not 
appear upon the town records, have been added in an Appendix. 

For convenience and to avoid reference to other volumes 
the commissioners would state that the printing of this vol- 
ume, like its predecessors, is authorized under several resolu- 
tions of the City Council of Providence, the first of which was 
approved March 6, 1891, and is as follows : 

" Resolved, That Horatio Rogers, George M. Carpenter, 
and Edward Field, are hereby appointed record commissioners, 
who shall serve without compensation, for the purpose of 
collecting and printing the early records of the town of Provi- 
dence. And said commissioners are hereby authorized to 



IV PREFACE. 

expend the sum of one thousand dollars for collecting and 
printing said records, said sum to be charged to the appropria- 
tion for printing." 

In the printing of this volume the same signs have been 
used as in former volumes, and for convenience the explana- 
tions thereof are repeated here. 

The figures at the top of the pages, and enclosed in brack- 
ets, indicate the paging of this present volume. 

The heavy figures enclosed in brackets represent the paging 
of the original book as it now stands. 

This mark | shows the beginning and end of interlineations 
in the original. 

Words or letters printed in parentheses are so found in the 
original. 

Brackets enclosing blank space, thus, [ ] signify that some- 
thing is missing, or illegible in the original. 

The sign '^ is used to represent a contraction or double 
letter, which, in the original, stands for pr, and is used as the 
representative of syllables containing those letters with a 
vowel. 

In very many cases the marks or signs manual made by 
illiterate persons to instruments, in lieu of their own proper 
written signatures, are reproduced in fac-simile on the records 
by the recording officer, but in print in this volume these 
signs are usually represented by an X, being the conventional 
sign commonly used for that purpose. 



PREFACE. V 

Four indexes follow the text in this book, viz. : an Index to 
Names ; an Index to Indian Names ; an Index to Subjects ; 
and a Miscellaneous Index. 

HORATIO ROGERS, 
GEORGE M. CARPENTER, 
EDWARD FIELD. 

Providence, December, 1894. 



WILLS &c. 



NO. 1 



[PART TWO] 



[ I ] 

[172] ^t a meeteing of y^ Tovvne Councill may y' ig"" 
1710- / 

This day Richard Arnold John Arnold & Thomas Arnold sons 
of y* deceased Richard Arnold have Exhibbeted an Jnventary 
of the sd Richd Arnold (their ffather) his Estate desireing y^ 
Councills Examination thereof; The which sd Jnventary hath 
this day by y" Councill been Examined. / 

Sarah Arnold, widdow of y* sd deceased Richd Arnold, & 
Richd Arnold & John Arnold & Thomas Arnold sons of y^ sd 
deceased Richard Arnold all before y^ Councill made oath to 
y'' said Jnventarey ; so also did Joseph Jenckes jun"' & Samuell 
Comestock as to their Appriseall thereof; 

As also together with y" sd Jnventarey the sd Richard 
Arnold, John Arnold & Thomas Arnold, sons of y" sd Capt" 
Richd Arnold (deceased) presented y'' Councill with a written 
paper beareing date y*' 8^^ day of June 1708, signed Richard 
Arnold & sealed, & in y^ begining of the paper it is worded ; I 
Richard Arnold of Providence in the Collony of Rhode Jsland 
&c. Do make & appoynt this my last Will & Testament; but 
there was not one witness to y^ sd. Writeing Jn which write- 
ing it is also by words Certified how he would have all his 
houseing & lands & moveable Estate disposed of ; & also did 
Nominate his three sons, Richard Arnold John Arnold & 
Thomas Arnold, & by that writeing made them his Executors 
Joyntly; The which writeing the Councill haveing well 
perused, & Considering that by a statute made in the Reign 
of King Charles the Second it is strictly Required that to 
Each Will there should be thre or foure Wittnesses, but unto 
this written paper there was not so much as one Witness, 
Neither would any Persons make oath unto it that it was sd 



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Capt" Arnolds last will & Testament ; and the law Requireing 
the Councill to act according as the lawes direct ; the Councill 
doe not see Cause to allow of the sd written paper for 7"= last 
will & Testament of y*= said Capt" Richard Arnold by Proveing 
of it, but leave it as it is, only Concludeing it to be very good 
directions for his said sons to follow as Concerning what in sd 
Paper is Contained ; But as there was an Jnventarey of sd 
Capt" Rich"* Arnold his Estate | was | Exhibbited to the Coun- 
cill ; as abovesd ; The Councill Tend|e|red the Administeration 
of sd Estate unto Sarah Arnold, widdow of sd Capt" Arnold, 
but shee Refused | it, | whereupon the Councill granted the 
Administration of sd Estate unto Richard Arnold, John 
Arnold & Thomas Arnold sons of y^ sd deceased Richard 
Arnold for them, (as Persons next Related to him) legally to 
Administer thereon. / The meeteing is adjorned unto Tues- 
day y^ 30"* instant. / 

Tuesday may y"" 30*'' 17 10 the Councill meeteing is againe 
in being by adjornement from may y* ig*** 1710. / 

This day Richard Arnold, John Arnold, & Thomas Arnold 
sons of y" deceased Capt" Richd Arnold, have given in bond to 
the Councill for their legall Administration on their ffather sd 
Capt" Arnold his Estate. / 

Ordred that Tho : Olney, Clerk of y^ Councill, shall on the 
Councills behalfe signe & seale a letter of Administration, to 
Richard Arnold, John Arnold, & Thomas Arnold to Adminis- 
ter on the Estate of their sd deceased ffather Capt" Richd 
Arnold : 

A letter of Administration was on y^ Councills behalfe, by 
Tho : Olney Clerk, was unto Richd Arnold, John Arnold & 
Thomas Arnold, sons of sd Capt" Arnold, signed & sealed. / 
The meeting is desolved. / 



[ 3] 

Here ffolloweth the Record of the | written | Paper signed 
Richard Arnold & sealled, the which was presented to y" Coun- 
cill by Richard Arnold, John Arnold, & Thomas Arnold sons 
of y^ deceased Capt" Richard Arnold. / 

I Richard Arnold of Providence in the CoUony of Rhode 
Jsland, &c, being aged & something Oasey of Body ; but of 
sound & perfect Memory, thankes be to God ; but Considering 
the uncertainty of this life, & not knowing how soone it may 
please God to take me out of this world I am willing to do 
something for the setling of that small Estate I have to dis- 
pose of ; And therefore do make & Appoynt this my last will 
& Testament as ffolloweth. fifirst I give to Sarah my wife for 
the Terme of her naturall life my two lotts in the Towne with 
the orchard & house upon them & also my meadow at the 
West River which I bought of Edward Manton, and after my 
said wifes decease, to be, both the lotts & said [173] said 
Meaddow unto my three sons Richard Arnold, John Arnold & 
Thomas Arnold ; their Heirs or Assignes forever : I also give 
to my sd wife two Cowes, & one third part of my household 
goods here in the Towne & all the Estate that was hers before 
I Married with her; Jtem, I give to my aforesaid son Richard 
Arnold all the land within his fence where he now dwelleth at 
Wansoket on y^ East side y^ litle River to be to him his Heirs 
or Assignes for Ever ; Jtem, I give to my | said | son John 
Airnold all the land within his fence Where he now dwelleth, 
with my Jntrest & part of y^ saw mill at the falls, as also the 
slang of Meaddow he vseth to mow being with|in] fence on y'= 
East side the little River with the Piece of Meaddow Called the 
Jsland Joyneing on y^ west side the little River ; bounded on 
y^ norwest with the ditch, & on y^ south with the draine ; to be 



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to the said John Arnold his Heirs or Assignes for Ever ; And 
all the rest of lands adjoyneing belonging to me at wansoket 
with my ffarme Granted by y^ Towne lieing on y^ west side 
the branch of Pautuckett River I give to my said two sons 
Richard & John Arnold to be Equally devided betweene them 
& theirs for Ever; Jtem, I give to my son -Thomas Arnold all 
my land adjoyneing at the place where' he now dwelleth on 
that lieth on both sides the High Way that leades from the 
Towne | to | Loquasqussuck, with the house & other buildings 
on said ffarme ; that part of said ffarme lieing on y* North 
East sidee said High Way is bounded on y^ south west 
with said High Way, on y^ norwest part with | the | Land 
belonging to Edward Smith & his Brothers, & partly with 
land laid out to William Whipple, & on j" north bounded 
with the land of John Dexter, & on the south East with 
Eliezer Arnold ; And that on y® south west side the said High- 
way, bounded on the south East with y^ land of said Eliezer 
Arnold, & on the south West with land belonging to Thomas 
Olney, & on y^ Norwest, partly with land belonging to John 
Angell & partly with Common or vndevided land neere unto 
land laid out formerly to Epenetus Olney ; The sd land I give 
to my said son Thomas Arnold, his Heirs and Assignes for- 
ever, he Paying the severall sums as followeth ; That is to say, 
ffifteene Pounds in Money to his Brother Richard Arnold, & 
Tenn Pounds to his Brother John Arnold, & Twenty five 
Pound to his sister mary steere; Jtem, I Give to Thomas 
Steere that Piece of land belonging to me which Heth at the 
bent of y" River below y^ Bridge neere Thomas Steere his 
Meaddow; And my will is, that Thomas Steere shall have 
halfe the mills at Naspatuckett, And the other halfe of said 



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Mills, with the ffarme now in the hands of Elisha Smith, the 
Effects of said Mill & ffarme to be to my Executors hereafter 
named. And my Right in Com|m|on or vndevided lands with 
all other lands belonging to me, not before specified, I give to 
be Equally devided to my sd Executors ; And my will is. That 
Toby my Negro Servant, serve with my son Thomas Arnold 
till he Come to the age of Twenty five yeares which will be in 
ffebruary the yeare 1716 or 1717 ; And that my sd son do then 
set him free, & give him two suits of Apparill, a good Narrow 
Axe, a broad hoe, & a sithe with Tackling fitt for Moweing, & 
Twenty shillings in money ; And I do make my three sones, 
Richard Arnold John Arnold, & Thomas Arnold Joynt Execu- 
tors of this my last Will & Testament; Jn Witness hereof I 
hereunto set my hand & seale, this Eigth day of June, iyoS : 



Richard Arnold 
On the back side of the Paper in which what is above writ- 
ten & signed Richard Arnold is Contained ; it is Endorsed as 
foUoweth, 

Whereas Capt" Richard Arnold of the Towne of Providence 
in the CoUony of Rhode Jsland Jsland, &c. departed this life 
Aprill y" Twenty second 17 10, & leaveing a Witten Paper 
behind him which signified how his desire was that his lands 
& other his Estate should be disposed of; The which writeing 
is Contained on the Other side of this paper ; in the begining 
of it being worded; Do make & appoynt this my last will & 
Testaments: The which sd written Paper, upon the ig** day 
of may 17 10 being Exhibitted to the Towne Councill of Provi- 
dence for their Examination thereof ; the which said Paper 
was by the sd Councill perused, but Not proved for a will, but 



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left as it was, as by their Records may appeare Concludeing it 
to be good directions for those | who, | were Concerned with 
the sd Captain Richard Arnold his lands & Estate to act 
according thereunto; And Wee Rich Arnold John [174] 
John Arnold & Thomas Arnold sons of the aforesd, Capt" 
Richard Arnold, & mentioned in sd written paper Joynt 
Executors, & Conserned with y^ said Richard Arnold our 
ffather his lands & Estate, Do all Mutually agree & fully 
detirmine to Proceede and Act with the same according to the 
directions in the said written Paper given, Enjoyneing our- 
selves & our Heirs, Executors, Administrators & Assignes, 
accordingly to Rest satisfied ; Jn Witness whereof wee do 
hereunto set our hands this thirtieth day of may in the yeare 
one Thousand seven hundred & Tenn : 
Signed in the presence of the Towne Richard Arnold 
Councill of Providence, Attests John Arnold 

Jos : Jenckes Assistant. / Thomas Arnold. / 

Here followeth the Record of the Jnventarey of y* Estate of 
y° deceased Cap'" Rich*^ : Arnold ; 

Providence may y'= 12"" 17 10. 
A true Jnventarey of all & singular the Goods chattels & 
cattell of Captaine Richard Arnold, who departed this life on 
22"^ of Aprill last past. / lb s d 

Jmprimis to his weareing Apparill i6:-o8:-oo 

Jtem : To kash 15-og-io 

Jtem, To Deers Leath : 24^, a Turky work'd Car 

pit 30= 

Jtem To Hnnen Cloath 22^ A frying Pann 7^ 01-09-00 

Jtem To Carpenters Tooles 31^ to nailes 
to a sledge & one old hoe 7^ 



1- 02-14-00 



\ 02-08-00 



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Jtem To a bedsteed 12^ an old sadle, portmantle ) _o/i_oo 

Jtem To 2 Axes, a hoe & a Crow 00-14-08 

Jtem To a Tenant saw & an old hoe 7^ & 4 



^ , 00-15-00 

Augers 8^ ) 

Jtem To two Cowes & two Calves 05-12-00 

Jtem To severall perticulars at Wanasquatuckett 04-02-06 

Jtem To a bed pan I4^ to 2 Rasors, ^^ to one) ^ 

,h . ' o ' J. 05—19—00 

horse 5 , to a '^ deviders 2" J 

Jtem To Pewter, brass & other goods at his son ) 
■'„,,.' ^ > 09-01-10 

ihomas his house j 

To more goods and Old Jron at Thomas his 1 ,_ ^^ 
° ■' V 02-10-00 

house J 

To goods at the Towne ; 

Jtem To one bed, bolster & two Blanketts 06-10-00 

Jtem To one bed, bolster & two blanketts 08-05-00 

Jtem To a Set of greene Curtains 2 s^ & other ) , 

bedings'" } 04-05-00 

Jtem To one Chest, with linnen, Bokes, scoales, \ 

weights, stilliards & Tinn boxes, with many V 05-1 1-06 
other small things in it J 

Jtem To one Trunke with many pieces of Pewter ) 

& other things | in it | J 

Jtem To Pork & Cheese, & two old brass Kittles ) 

nil, r oi-ii-oo 

& a skollett j 

Jtem To a deske with some Bookes 00-14-06 

Jtem To Old Caske, Chaires, a Kettle, & a Chest 01-18-00 

Jtem, To one bedd, partly filled, & old beding 02-15-00 

Jtem, To fire shovell & Tongs 7^ 2 ^ Trammills | _ f,_ 

9^a warming Pann, IO^ 2 Kettles 2"' J 



02-01-00 



[8] 

Jtem, To Jron Potts, ii', to a Candlestick & ^loi-c^-oe 

skellet 5" Pewter Potts 7' 6 : Tinn waare 2" J 
Jtem, To a great glass Bottle 3', & severall other | 00-08-00 

small things 5^ i 

Jtem, To a Chest & other old lumber 17" 00-17-00 

Jtem, To a dram Cup f, & thre Meale baggs 12^ 00-19-00 
Jtem, To other small things 00-02-06 

Jtem, To a bedd steed & bedding 01-07-06 

Jtem : To goods in y^ house at Towne 05-00-06 

46-17-0 

Jtem, To Armes, Tooles, Old Jron, &c*. Not house- ) g_ 

hold goods j 

Jtem, To horse kind & one Cow the which we see 1 



not To two two yeare olds, & one yeare old J 



10-00-00 



134-05-10 
The above written is a True apprisement according to the 
best of our Judgements, Apprised on y^ 12*^ & ig"" Jnstant, 
Sarah Arnold widdow Providence I9'^ ^ us, Jos : Jenckes jun' : 
of y^ abovesd deceased may 17 10 Samuell Comestock. / 
Richard Arnold & Richard Arnold, & John Arnold, & Thomas 
Arnold, the sons of said Capt" Richd Arnold have made Oath 
unto y*" abovesd Jnventary, that it Containes all his Moveable 
Estate as they know of, & if more Come to their knowledge it 
shall afterwards be added; Joseph Jenckes jun", and Sam'' 
Comestock, who were y* apprisers have also made oath to y^ 
Apprisall: May y^ 19* 1710, at a Councill meeteing of the 
Towne Councill of Providence the abovesaid Jnventary was 
Examined by said Councill ; Attests, Tho : Olney Clerk. / 
Here foUoweth what hath been Added to y* within Jnventary 



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after y= Appriseall made; (viz) To shingles 

& horse chains 00-07-00 

To old Jron 00- 0-05 

[175] Here followeth the Record of the letter of Admin- 
istration Granted by y* Towne Councill to Richar Arnold John 
Arnold & Thomas Arnold, sons of Capt" Richard Arnold, for 
to Administer on their ffather Capt" Rich"* Arnold (deceased) 
his Estate. / 

Whereas you Richard Arnold, John Arnold, & Thomas 
Arnold of y' Towne of Providence, in the Collony of Rhode 
Jsland & Providence Plantations, &c, the sons of the deceased 
Capt" Richard Arnold, formerly of said Providence: haveing 
manifested yourselves to be Willing to take Administration on 
your sd deceased ffather Capt" Richard Arnold | his | Estate, 
and haveing given in bond to y* Councill of the Towne of 
Providence for the true faithfull & legall Administration 
thereon ; Wee the Towne Councill of sd Providence Do now 
by these presents (so farr forth as the law doth us impower) 
Comitt to you Richard Arnold, John Arnold, & Thomas 
Arnold, sons of y" sd deceased Capt" Richard Arnold, full 
Power of Administration on y'^ Estate of your said ffather, 
thereon to Administer, & therein to act. Do & performe in 
your Administration on the said Estate in all Poynts accord- 
ing as the law doth Require Administrators in such Cases to 
do & performe. And to Render an account unto y^ Towne 
Councill of said Providence from time to time of your Actings 
and performance therein, when by y" Councill it shall be 
Required. 

Dated at a Towne Councill By order of y^ Councill 

meeteing. May y' so**" : 1710. / & on their behalfe 
held by Adjornment. / 

Tho : Olney Clerk : / 




[ lo] 

At a meeteing of the Towne Councill June y^ icf" 1710. / 
Whereas Hannah Wilkenson, daughter of the deceased 
Josiah Wilkinson of this Towne of Providence hath an 
Estate belonging to her which Proceeded to her by her 
ffather the aforesaid deceased Josiah Wilkinson, & is Con- 
tained in lands & other Estate ; or to say, in lands & other 
Estate doth Consist ; And the Towne Councill formerly have- 
ing appoynted two Overseers (as Guardians, or Tutors, to take 
the Care & wardshipp of y^ Heireis & her Estate that it might 
be improved (as well as they might) for her advantag|e| but it 
haveing so fallen that both those aforesd overseeirs are dead, 
whereby the said heiris was at a loss, but was advised to 
address herselfe to y" Towne Councill for Reliefe ; whereupon 
the said Hannah Wilkinson this day came before the Councill 
desireing of them that they Would Admitt of M*^ Eliezer 
Arnold of sd Providence to be her Guardian for the Tuition 
of her & the Care & ordering concerning her Estate ; The 
Councill then proposed y" matter to y^ said Eliezer Arnold ; 
he accepted thereof; whereupon the Councill then did Order 
& appoynt the said Eliezar Arnold to be Guardion to the said 
Hannah Wilkinson ; | & 1 into his Custody to take her Estate, 
& therewith to act & do for her best advantage Every way for 
the secureing & promoteing thereof for her vse, as the law doth 
Require a Guardian to doe ; vnto the premises the said Eliezer 
Arnold did then, before y*" Councill give his Engagement. / 

And whereas there was a deede of Gift from Lawrance Wil- 
kinson (who is deceased) ffather of the above named Josiah 
Wilkinson, of certaine lands & house given by y'^ said Law- 
ranc|e| wilkinson unto y'= said Josiah wilkinson ; & the sd deede 
now being in the Custody of Tho : Olney Clerk of y^ Councill 



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with the Councill Records ; Jt is hereby ordered by y" Coun- 
cill, That the sd Tho: Olney Gierke of y^ Councill shall 
deliver into y^ hands of y'^ aforesd M"" Eliezer Arnold Guardian 
to y^ abovesd Hannah Wilkinson ; The said Deede, & upon 
the delivery thereof to take a receit thereof from y* said Eliezer 
Arnold & y" said Receit to Record in y^ Gouncill Records. / 

At a meeteing of y^ Towne Gouncill July y" lo*"" 1710. / 
Whereas Peter Barnes of this Towne of Providence hath of 
the Gouncill of sd Providence desired the wardshipp of his 
Gousin Thomas Barnes, his Brother Thomas Barnes who is 
deceased his son ; his said Brother in his lifetime being an 
linjhabitant of y" aforesd Towne of Providence, his said Gousin 
being young & yet uncapeable to take Gare of what Estate to 
him belongs as to lands or otherwise ; The said Towne Goun- 
cill of sd Providence at his Request have Granted & appoynted 
the said Peter Barnes to be y^ Guardian of his said Gousin 
Thomas Barnes & to take his lands & what other Estate he 
hath, into wardshipp, & to act thereon upon all accounts as a 
Guardian legally ought to do duering the Minoritye of his said 
Gousin thomas Barnes : / 

This order is Recorded in this place, but the rest of the acts 
of y^ same day are Recorded further on in the booke in 
another place a litle further On. / 

[^76] Here folio weth the Record of a licence which 
Eliezer Arnold Received from y"" Towne Gouncill of Provi- 
dence at their Meeting August y^ 14'^'' : 1710 signed by order of 
y" Gouncill & on their behalfe. 

The which licence was to give ( ^ j^g . jgnckes Assistant 
liberty to kepe a publick house j & jho : Olney Glerk. / 
of Entertainement. / I 



[ 12 1 

Whereas the Lawes do Provide that no Person Jnhabiting 
in our Collony shall ke|e|pe any Publick house of Entertaine- 
ment for strangers, Travilers or others, nor Retale Strong 
drinke, vnless they have a licence from the Councill of y* 
Respective Towne whereunto they do belong ; And Whereas 
you Justice Eliezer Arnold Jnhabitant of this Towne of Provi- 
dence, in y^ Colloney of Rhode Jsland & Providence Planta- 
tions in New England haveing desired of y* Towne Councill 
of sd Providence that they Would Grant unto you a licence 
in order to that Purpose, whereby you might be in a Capaci- 
tye to keepe a house of that Order, & for that imploy : The 
Towne Councill of said Providence being mett, & haveing 
Considered your Request, and to y" end that strangers, Trav- 
ilers & other Persons may be accomodated with suteable 
Entertainement at all times as Ocation Requires do by these 
presents Grant jun|to you y^ abovesd Justice Eli|e|zer Arnold 
licence & libertye to keepe a Publick house of Entertainement 
in sd Providence Towneshipp at your dwelling, for the Enter- 
taineing of Strangers, Travilers & other Persons, both horse & 
foote. Carters; Drovers, &c: at all times for & duiring the full 
& just Terme of one yeares Time forward from y'^ day of the 
date of these presents : And that at all times duiring the said 
Terme of time you do (within your Prescinks) well & truely 
Observe, do & keepe good Orders according as y" lawes do 
Require Persons Who are licenced to keepe such houses to 
do & Performe. Jos Jenckes Assistant 

Dated August y" 14*'': 1710; Tho: Olney Clerk.// 

At a Councill Meeting. 
Recorded August y'= is^** 1710: ^ Tho: Olney Clerk./ 

Whereas the lawes do provide that no person inhbiting in 



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our Collony shall keepe any publick house of Entertainem' : 
for strangers or others, nor Retale strong drinke unless they 
have a licence from y* 'Councill of y° Respetive Towne where- 
unto they do belong ; And whereas you Nehemiah Sheldon 
inhabitant of this Towne of Providence in y" Collony of 
Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations in New England, 
haveing desired of the Towne Councill of sd Providence that 
they Would Grant unto you a licence in order to that Purpose 
whereby you might be in a Capacitye to keepe a house of that 
Order & for that imploy : The Towne Councill of sd Provi- 
dence being met & haveing Considered your Request, & to 
y* End that strangers Travellers & other persons may be 
accomodated with suteable Entertainement at all times as 
Ocation Requires ; do by these presents Grant unto you y* 
abovesaid Nehemiah Sheldon licence & liberty to keepe a 
Publick house of Entertainement in said Providence Towne- 
shipp at your dwelling, for y^ Entertaineing of strangers Trav- 
ellers & other Persons, both horse & foot. Carters Drovers, 
&c; at all times for & duiring the full & just terme of one 
yeares time forward from y"" day of y^ date of these presents ; 
And that at all times duiring y*= said terme of Time, you do 
(within your Prescinkes) well & truely observe, do, & keepe 
good Orders according as y'' lawes do Require persons who 
are licenced to keepe such houses to do and Performe 
Dated August Jos : Jenckes Assista|nt| 

y* 14*^: 1710./ Tho: Olney Clerk./ 

[■177] Whereas y^ lawes do provide that no person in- 
habiting in our Collony shall keepe any Publick house of 
Entertainement for strangers Travellers or Others, nor Retale 
strong drinke unless they have a licence from y" Councill of y'^ 



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Respective Towne whereunto they do belong; And whereas 
you Anne Tirpin inhabitant of this Towne of Providence in 
y^ CoUony of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations in 
New England (late wife, but now widdow of y^ deceased 
william Tirpin) haveing desired of y^ Towne Councill of said 
Providence that they would Grant unto you a licence in order 
to that Purpose whereby you migh be in a capacitye to keepe 
a house of that order & for that imploy ; The Towne Councill 
of said Providence being met, and haveing Considered your 
Request, and to y'' end that strangers Travellers, & other 
Persons may be accomodated with suteable Entertainement 
at all times as ocation Requires ; Do by these presents Grant 
unto you the abovesaid Anne Tirpin licence & liberty to 
ke|e|pe a Publicke house of Entertainement in said Providence 
for y^ Entertaineing of strangers Travellers & other persons, 
both horse & foote. Carters & drovers, &c : at all times for & 
duiring the full & just terme of one yeares time forward from 
y" day of y^ date of these presents; And that at all times 
duiring y" said terme of time you do (within your prescinktes) 
well & truely observe, do, & keepe good orders according as 
y" lawes do Require persons who are licenced to keepe such 
houses to do & performe 

Dated August y° 14^ 1710: Jos: Jenckes, Assistant 
at a Councill meeting : Tho : Olney, Clerk./ 

At a Meeteing of y'' Towne Councill July the 10'^ 1710. / 

Whereas Lidda Hearnden (Widdow) departed this life the 

14*'' day of June 1710; And there being a small Estate left; 

And Whereas Joseph Williams junior who Married one of y^ 

said widdow her daughters, hath preferred the matter to y'= 



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Councill to settle sd Estate according as y" law in such Cases 
Requires ; Jn order thereunto the Councill do Order M*" Joseph 
Williams and william Olney to take an Jnventarey of sd Estate 
in all places where they can find it, & to bring in an account 
thereof to y*= Councill at their Meeting the ig'*" day of this 
instant July. 

The meeteing is adjorned to y^ 19"" day of this instant July, 
July y^ 19*'' 1710, the Councill is againe in being 
The Jnventarey of y'' Estate of y^ deceased Liddea Hearn- 
ton hath this day been Examined ; The which was taken by 
M" Joseph Williams & William Olney ; The Councill haveing 
taken into Consideration the matter as to Granting forth 
licences unto Certaine persons as to keepeing of Publick 
houses of Entertainement for Entertaineing of Strangers & 
Retaking of Strong drinke ; and also for restrayneing of others 
from Retaleing of Strong drinke (to say) from selling any 
I sort of I strong drinke by Retale, 

That is under a Gallon at any time upon y" penalty of the 
forfitting of forty shillings Each time they Transgress, Except- 
ing those who have a licence : 

Jn Order whereunto the Councill have ordered licences to be 
granted unto severall persons in our Towne & Towneshipp for 
one yeare ; As one to Anne Tirpin she paying 40^ : & giveing 
20"' bond ; Nehamiah Sheldon he paying one Pound & 9^ & 
giveing 15''' bond, Eliezr Arnold he paying i""; but no bond: 
Capt" ffenner paying 14^; but no bond: Daniell Abbott pay- 
ing 14^ & giveing 10"' bond; Benjamin wight paying 18^ & 
giveing 10"' bond; Henry Adams for Traineing dayes to have 
liberty to sell strong drinke. he to pay 5^ 

Jt is granted unto Eliezer Arnold (if he see Cause) to ap- 



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poynt another person as he approveth of, also to take a licence 
for the same imploy; The Meeting is adjorned to y" 31 Jnstant 
being munday. / 

[■178] Munday July y'^ 31 : 1710; by adjornem': but no 
person appeared but Major Jenckes Assistant & Tho : Olney 
Clerk, bu not being Enough to settle y'' Meeting it fell of 
itselfe 

August y" 7"" 1 7 10; At a Councill Meeting Called by War- 
rant. / Granted unto John Whipple liberty to keepe a Pub- 
lick house of Entertainement for Entertaineing of People, & 
Retaleing of drinke ; but by licence. / The meeting is ad- 
jorned to Munday | the | 14*'' instant 

Munday y" 14"' of August 1710, the Meeting is againe in 
being. / 

Jt is Ordered, that Joseph Jenckes Assistant and Tho : 
Olney Clerk shall on y" Councills behalfe take bond of John 
Sayles, & signe a licence to him to keepe a publick house of 
Entertainement & Retale strong drink, he y" sd John sayles 
being approved of by Eliezer Arnold, according to y^ Grant 
July y° 19*'': 1710: 

Eliezer Arnold hath this day taken a licence & given bond 
to kepe a house of Publick Entertainement. / 

The meting is adjornet unto frida|y| y^ first of September 
next: 

ffriday, September y^ first 17 10, only Joseph Jenckes Assist- 
ant & Tho : Olney Clerk appeared, so y"= meeting fell of itselfe ; 
Yet notwithstanding on that day Anne Tirpin tooke a licence 
to keepe a publick house of Entertainem' ; & gave in bond, so 
also did Nehemiah Sheldon ; but they were dated from August 



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y^ 14* 1 7 10: for then they were Granted; & y" licences & 
bonds then Written, 

At a Meeteing of y^ Towne Councill November y^ Io'^ 17 10: 
Alice Browne Widdow of y^ deceased Daniell Browne hath 
this day presented an Jnventarey of her deceased husband his 
Estate to the Councill for their Examination ; 

Alice Browne widdow of y^ deceased Daniell Browne hath 
made oath to y* Jnventarey of y^ Estate of y^ sd deceased 
Daniell Browne ; that it containes all & whole the moveable 
Estate of y* sd deceased Daniell Browne that shee knowes of, 
& if at any time more appeares it shall be brought forth & 
Added to y^ Jnventarey : Richard Browne & John Bullock the 
apprisers have also made oath to y* sd Jnventarey ; 

Administration of y^ Estate of y^ sd deceased Daniell Browne 
was by y^ Councill tendred to y* Widdow of y" sd deceased 
Daniell Browne, she desired some little time of Considera- 
tion. / 

The meeting is adjorned to Munday y" 11* of December 
next./ 

Munday y* 11* of December 1710 the meeting is againe in 
being./ 

Jt is Granted unto Joseph Whipple that he may Retale 
strong drinke for y" space of one yeares time & that he shall 
have a licence for y"" same & give bond to keepe good Orders 
in his house & for said licence he shall pay 20^; & that 20^ shall 
be taken off from Anne Tirpins 40^ so that Anne Tirpin shall 
pay but 20^ for her licence not with standing y" order for her to 
pay 40^/ And that Tho: Olney clerk shall draw a bond & a 
licence, & that Joseph Jenckes Assistant & Tho : Olney clerk 
shall on y^ Councills behalfe signe sd licence to sd Joseph 
Whipple & of him Receive sd bond./ 



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The meeting is adjorned to y"" first Munday in Januarey 
next. 

Munday y^ first of Januared iy-^^, it being the first munday in 
y* Month, The meeting is againe in being ; 

AHce Browne widdow of y'= deceased Daniell Browne this 
[179] this day declared to y^ Council! that shee & her son 
Daniell Browne would jountly take Administration on y" 
Estate of her deceased husband Daniell Browne. / 

Jt is Ordered that Tho : Olney, Clerk, shall on the Councill 
their behalfe give a letter of Administratio|n) unto y^ said wid- 
dow Alice Browne & her son Daniell Browne & of them to 
take bond to Administer leaally on y° Estate of y^ sd deceased 
Daniell Browne./ 

Whereas Gidian Crawford late of this Towne of Provi- 
dence I deceased, | did by his last Will & Testament give & 
devise unto his son John Crawford certaine lands And he y^ 
sd John Crawford being yet in his Minority & thereby not in 
a Capacity to Order & act Conserning sd lands as the state 
of matters may Require, thought it Convenient to have a 
Gardian to act & do for y" preservation of what to him be- 
longed, his desire also being that his brother William Crawford 
might be y^ Person for his Gardian ; Jn order whereunto y* sd 
John Crawford Addrest himselfe to his ffathers Executrix & 
Executors ; the which they allowed and accepted that William 
Crawford, (his brother) should be his Gardian, & sent some 
lines in writeing under their handes to the Towne Councill of 
Providence signifieing to them of their Allowance & accepta- 
tion thereof ; Whereupon the Councill by voate Confirmed y^ 
same ;/ The aforesd Written lines are as foUoweth ; 

To the Worthy Towne Councill of Providence met together 
this first day of Januarey by adjornm' : 



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Gentlemen ; Wee the subscribers being appoynted by M"' 
Gideon Crawford late of sd Providence (deceased) as Execu- 
tors to his last will & Testament, & his son John Crawford 
being in his Minority desires of us liberty tliat he may Choose 
his brother Will"" Crawford his Gardian for the lookeing after 
& maintaineing his landes which was bequeathed him by his 
sd ffather M" Gideon Crawford (deceased) And wee haveing 
Considered y^ Matter do alow & aprove of y° same, is what 
offers at Present from your Ready friends & humble servants 

Providence i : January i'j{{ ffreelove Crawford 

The meeting is Adjorned Tho : ffenner 

to munday y^ 8*'' of this instant January Richard Waterman 

Munday y* 8*^ of January iy\j the meeting is againe in 
being :/ 

Whereas Major John Dexter of this Towne of Providence 
(deceased) did by his last will & Testament give & devise 
unto his son John Dexter Certaine lands, & he the said John 
Dexter being yet in his minority & thereby Not in a Cap- 
pacity to Order & act Concerning sd lands as the state of 
Matters may Require, thought it Convenient to have a Gar- 
dian to act &: do for the preservation of what to him belong- 
eth; And his desire being also that Capt" Simon Smith 
Might be his Gardian ; Jn order whereunto the sd John Dex- 
ter made his Address unto the Executrix & overseers of his 
ffathers will the Executrix. & overseers of the said will have- 
ing Considered the Matter & have allowed & | aproved | of y*= 
same, that Capt" Simon Smith should be Gardian to the said 
John Dexter, & sent some lines in writeing under their hands 
to y^ Towne Councill of Providence signifieing to the Councill 
of y' Towne of Providence of their Allowance & approba- 



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tion thereof : Whereupon the sd Towne Councill Confirmed 
the same according as the Executrix & Overseers mentioned 
in sd writeing & subscribed unto : 

The sd written Hues are as followeth ; To the Hon'"'' Towne 
Councill [180] Councill of Providence Met together this 8**^ 
day of January by adjornment ; 

Gentlemen, we the subscribers being appoynted by Major 
John Dexter late of Providence (deceased) Executrix & over- 
seers to his last will & Testament, And his son John Dexter 
being in his minority, desires of us that he may have liberty to 
Chuse Capt° Simon Smith his Gardian for y^ lookeing after 
& maintaineing his lands which was bequeathed him by his sd 
father John Dexter, deceased; And we haveing Considered y' 
matter do allow and approve of y^ same ; Js what Offers at 
present, from your Ready friends & servants; 

Alice Dexter 

We the Overseers of y" last will & Testament of the 
deceased Major John Dexter do Consent that Capt° Simon 
Smith shall be Guard" to the sd John Dexter, Provided he 
Comence no suite in law on account of any legacye 
I bequeathed | to y^ sd John Dexter by his deceased father, 
without our Consent ; Witness our hands this 8* January i y\^ : 

Jo^ Jenckes jun' 
Tho : ffenner 

The meeting is desolved ; Sam" Wilkinson 

John Smith. / 

At a meeteing of y" Towne Councill March the 20* 17^^: 
This day the last Will & Teastament of Samuell Whipple 
deceased, beareing date March y'= 9* 1 7!^ hath this day by y= 



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Councill been Examined & approved. The Jnventarey of The 
deceassed Sam": Whipple taken & Made March y" 16"^ lyif f, 
Joseph Whipple & James Olney hath this day been Examined 
by the Councill & Allowed : 

The Towne Councill do order & appoynt Tho : Olney, Clerk, 
on the Councill their behalfe, to take bond of samuell Whipple 
Executor to y^ abovesd will & to give him a letter of Adminis- 
tration : 

Abigaill Angell (Widdow of y" deceased James Angell hath 
this day Exhibbitted the Jnventary of her sd deceased husband 
his Estate taken & Made March y" 19"^ 17!^ by Nath" Water- 
man & Joseph Williams The which said Jnventary was by the 
Councill this day Examined & by them Allowed & Adminis- 
traton on y'^ sd Estate Granted unto the said widdow Abigaill 
Angell. Ordered That Tho: Olney Clerk do on the Councill 
their behalfe take bond of y^ sd Abigaill Angell (widdow) & 
signe & seale her a letter of Administration to Administer on 
sd Estate. 

This day Hannah Hawkings widdow of the deceased Stephen 
Hawkings hath this day Exhibitted to the Councill an Jnven- 
tarey of her sd deceased husband his Estate ; Taken & Made 
March y" 19** & 20*"" by John Smith & William Hawkings jun': 
The said Jnventarey hath this day been by the Councill 
Examined & Allowed, and Administration on the said Estate 
Granted unto the said Widdow. / 

Ordered that Tho : Olney Clerk shall on the Councill their 
behalfe take Bond of the said Hannah Hawkings (Widdow) & 
to signe and seale unto her a letter of Administration to impower 
her to Administer on sd Estate, 

The Meeteing is desolved. / 



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[181] Here followeth the Record of the last Will & Tes- 
tament of Samuell Whipple who dyed March y* 12'" i7{^: as 
followeth, 

I Samuell Whipple of the Towne of Providence, in the Col- 
lony of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations in the Narra- 
ganset Bay in New England being sick & weake of Boddy, but 
yet (through Mercy) of sound & Perfect Memory, Do make, 
Ordaine & appoynt this to be my last Will & Testament; 
Revokeing makeing Null & voyd all & Every former Will at 
any time by me made Either by Word or Writeing & this Will 
only to stand & be in force. 

Jmprimis, I Do Give & yield up my spirit unto God who 
gave it & my body to the Earth to be decently Buried. 

Jtem I do Give & devise unto my two sons (as Namely) 
Samuell Whipple & Thomas Whipple my hundred & fifty 
acres of land being on the west side of y* seven mile line in said 
Providence Towneshipp, together with the Right or to say 
share of Meaddow unto the said hundred & fifty acres of land 
belonging as also one quarter part of a Right of Commons on 
the west side of y^ said line to be all Equally devided betweene 
them two ; & to be unto them & their Heirs & Assignes for 
Ever. 

Jtem I Do Give & Devise unto my two sons (as Namely) 
Samuell Whipple .& Thomas Whipple my share of Meaddow 
Which I bought of James Ashton lieing & being in the great 
Meaddow (so Called) and my Twenty acres of land lieing by y* 
Pond Called the broad Pond, & my seven Acres of land 
lyeing by y'^ southeasterne part of the hill called the Windmill 
hill to be Equally devided, and also Each of them one Right 
in the Thatch bedds, all to be unto them their Heirs and 
Assignes for ever./ 



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Jtem I Do Give & Devise unto my son Thomas Whipple 
my seven acres of land lieing in that Tract of land Called the 
Neck, & is betweene the swampe Called the Great Swampe & 
the land which did belong unto M'' Dexter, to be unto my son 
his Heirs & Assignes for Ever : And I do also Give & Devise 
unto my sd son Thomas Whipple, for and duireing the terme 
of his Naturall life, my waarehouse lott of land lieing in said 
Providence Towne by the water side ; & after his decease the 
said Waarehouse lott of land to Revert and be unto his Male 
Heir begotten of his body, & so successively to proceede 
and be./ 

Jtem I Do Give & bequeath unto my son Thomas Whip- 
ple & unto my Grandson Noah Whipple, I do Give and 
Devise all my Commons on y^ East side of the seven mile 
line in sd Providence Towneshipp, Equally to be devided be- 
tweene them, to be unto them, their Heirs & Assignes forever. 

Jtem I Do Givie & Devise unto my son thomas Whipple 
all my lands on which he now dwelleth which lieth on both 
sides of the River Called Moshausuck River, both vpland, 
lowland, Meaddow & swampye land together with the house 
thereon to be unto him his Heirs & assignes forever : 

Jtem I Do Give & Devise unto my two Grandsons (as 
Namely) Enoch Whipple & Daniell Whipple, Three quarters 
of all my lands & Comons on the west side of y" seven mile line 
in said Providence Towneshipp, which is not yet laid out to 
be Equally devided betweene them two to be unto them their 
Heirs & Assignes forever. 

Jtem My home stedd or to say my dwelling & out hous- 
ing with all my lands & Orchard thereunto adjoyneing Reach- 
ing from the Towne Street & Extending Eastward to the land 



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which belonged to the deceased Daniell Browne I Give & 
bequeath unto my beloved Wife Mary Whipple to be for her 
vse & improvement for & duireing the Whole terme of her 
Naturall life ; and at her decease the said dwelling house, out 
houseing & all said lands and Orchards to Revert & be unto 
my two Daughters (namely) Abigaill Whipple, & Hope Whip- 
ple, and after their decease to Revert & be unto their Heirs 
begotten of their Bodyes; the which said house lands & 
Orchards shall with what out housen there are shall be 
Equally devided betweene my said two daughters ; But in 
Case it [182] i^ shall so be that my said daughters neither 
of them have any Children, then shall the said house & lands 
be Equally devided amongst all my Children ; But if Either of 
them have Children or a Child then shall the said House & 
lands Revert & be to that daughters Heir./ 

Jtem I do Give & bequeath unto my two daughters 
(Namely) Abigaill Whipple & Hope Whipple Each of them 
a bedd & bedding & all the furniture to a bedd belong- 
ing ; Each of them to Receive the same at my said wife her 
decease ; And I do give also unto my said two daughters 
Each of them a Cow, to receive them also at my said wife her 
decease : 

Jtem I Do Give & bequeath unto my sd loveing wife for 
her vse & improvement all my Goods & Cattell duireing her 
Naturall life, & at her decease to be unto my two sons Sam- 
uell Whipple and Thomas Whipple Equally to be devided 
betweene them, Except what I have before disposed of. 

And I do make & appoynt my son Samuell Whipple to be 
my Executor of this my last Will & Testament ; to Receive 
all my debts & to pay all my debts & to see my body 




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decently buried, and to Execute & performe this my will accord- 
ing to the true meaneing & intent thereof : Jn Witness 
Whereof I have hereunto set my hand & scale the Ninth day 
of March Annoq^: Domini, one Thousand Seven hundred & 
Tenn : i y\^. 

Signed Sealed & Proclaimed, The mark of X Samuell 
in the presence of us, Whipple 

John Sayles, At a | Towne | Councill Meeteing March 

Henry Adams, the 20** 1 7^f the above Written Will was 
James Olney, by the Councill Examined & Proved, 

Attests 
Recorded Aprill y" 3'"', Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

171 1 : f Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

Here followeth the Record of y^ Jnventary of Samuell 
Whipple of Providence, in the Collony of Rhode Jsland, &c ; 
Who departed this life march y° Twelfe, Anno, 17 jj. / 
Jmprimis lb s d 

His Weareing Apparrill 10-00-00 

Jtem Three Cowes with each of them a calfe all at 09-00-00 
Jtem Two Cowes with Calfe both of them valued at 06-00-00 
Jtem one Three yeare old heifer 02-05-00 

Jtem Two 2 yeare old steers & a 2 yeare old heifer 04-10-00 
Jtem Two heifers of a yeare Old & vantage 02-00-00 

Jtem Two Oxen 08-10-00 

Jtem One Old Horse 2'^ : a maare 2"'-io^ : a young ) q5_qq_qq 

horse i"'-io^: all j 

Jtem A Sow & two Piggs 01-04-00 

Jtem Twenty & six sheepe 06-10-00 

Jtem Hay 04-00-00 

Jtem About Tenn bushells of Jndian Corne at 01-04-00 



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Jtem Some Rye, Mislen & barly 02-00-00 

J tern A Grinding stone 00-06-00 

Jtem Three narrow Axes 00-08-00 

Jtem A Beetle & 4 wedges y^ beetle haveing 2 ) QQ_Qt-oo 

Rings all i 

Jtem A Plough & Plough Jrons 00-10-00 

Jtem An Jron sledge 00-04-00 

Jtem A Logg Chaine 00-16-00 

Jtem A draught Chaine 00-08-00 

Jtem An Jron Crow 00-06-00 

Jtem Two bells with Collors 00-03-00 

Jtem One Adds & three hoes 00-06-00 

Jtem Three old sithes 00-04-00 

Jtem Three Augers 00-02-06 

Jtem Two old Chizells 00-01-00 

Jtem one old Coulter, an old Kittle & an old spade 00-01-00 

Jtem Two Pitch forkes & a welch spitt 00-03-06 

Jtem A drawing knife 00-02-00 

Jtem fflax braked & vnbraked 01-04-00 

[183] lb s d 

Jtem Tenn Pounds of WooU & Comed Worsted 00-10-00 

Jtem A Cart, wheells & horse Tack-ling for drawing 04-00-00 

Jtem To Cidar, Tobacco & Malasses 06-10-00 

Jtem To a fire shovell & a paire of Tongs 00-02-00 

Jtem To a Table 00-15-00 

Jtem To an Jron Kittle 00-05-00 

Jtem To six Pewter Basons 00-08-00 

Jtem To two Platters & two Plates 00-10-00 

Jtem To two quart Potts, 6 Poringers a drinking 

boule, a pepper box & a Tunnill Made of J^ 00-14-00 

Tinn 



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J tern To two Candle sticks 

Jtem To spoones Trentchers & Earthen Waare, 

Jtem A Cart Rope 

Jtem To Eleven sheets & a warmeing pan fiue \ 

Napkins & seven Towells j 

Jtem A ffether bed, a Covei'lid, three blankets &'j 

three pair of sheets, & one bolster with a > 
. Case & two Pillowes with pillow beers J 

Jtem One ffether bedd & bolster & two pillowes ~j 

& two Pillow beers, & a paire of sheets & two > 

blankets and a Coverlid J 

Jtem Another ffether bedd, a coverlid. Three 'j 

blanketts & 3 pair of sheets, one bolster with > 

a Case, & 2 Pillowes with Pillow bers j 

Jtem A fflock bedd with a Coverlid & a pair of) 

blanketts and an old bolster ) 

Jtem Jn the lower Roome in the leaneto, one | 

ffether bed, a bolster & two Coverlid ds, two Y 

blanketts and a paire of sheets ) 

Jtem To Three bedd steeds 

Jtem To a Woollen wheele & two linnen wheeles 
Jtem A Trammill & small hookes & a Grid Jron 
Jtem A Gunn 

Jtem To a square a pair of stilliards & poyse 
Jtem To a frying pan & a brass Kittle 
Jtem To a spitt & a litle Kittle, & a Porridge pot ) 

& a frying pan f 

Jtem To a saddle & a bridle 

Jtem To Porke & Biefe & y" two barrills as it is in 
Jtem To two smoothing Jrons 



00-02-06 
00-04-00 
00-06-00 

05-10-00 



1 1 -00-00 



08-00-00 



II- 
03-10-00 

08-05-00 

00-12-00 
00-09-00 
00-08-00 
01-10-00 
00-10-00 
01-10-00 

00-10-00 

00-12-00 
02-00-00 
00-02-00 



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Jtem To a Tubb, pailes, Chaires & some old lumber 00-12-00 
At a Towne Councill Meeteing March the 16*'* 17-^f 

March y' 20"" : i y{^ Aprised by us, 

the above written Jnventarey was Joseph Whipple 

by the Councill Examined & Allowed James Olney 

Attests Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

Recorded Aprill y'' 4* 1711 f Tho: Olney Clerk. 

Here followeth the Record of a letter of Administration on 
y^ Estate of the deceased Samuell whipple.X 

Whereas Samuell Whipple of this Towne of Providence in 
the Collony of Rhode Jsland & Providence plantations in 
New England Departed this life March the 12*: i y{^ : 

And by his last Will & Testament beareing date the 9"" day 
of March Anno i y{^ he Constituted, Made & Appoynted you 
Samuell Whipple his son (who formerly belonged unto sd 
Towne of Providence, but now dwelling within the prescinkes 
of New London in the Collony of Conitekut,) to be his Execu- 
tor, to Execute and performe his said Will : And the said 
will haveing been Exhibitted to the Towne Councill of said 
Providence and by them been Examined & Proved ; The Jn- 
ventarey of his Estate also by them haveing been Examined 
and Allowed: The Towne Councill of said Providence do 
therefore now by these presents (you haveing already given 
bond to sd Councill) Comitt unto you the full Power of Ad- 
ministration on the Estate of your said deceased ffather (so farr 
forth as the law doth us impower) on the said Estate for you 
the said Samuell Whipple son and Executor [184] Executor 
of y' aforesaid deceased Samuell Whipple to Administer on, 
&. faithfully to performe your Administration thereon in all 




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poynts & particulars legally according as the law Requires 
an Executor to do; And Execute your said ffather his said 
Will according to the true Meaneing & intent thereof. 

By order of the Councill & 
Dated March the 22°^: 17^^ on their behalf e 

Tho : Olney Clerk. 
Recorded Aprill y° 4''': 171 1. 

f Tho: Olney Clerk./ 

The Record of the Estate of y" deceased James Angel) of 

this Towne of Providence who departed this life the 3^ day 

of March Anno: 17^^. as followeth./ 

Jmprimis lb s d 

His weareing Apparrill 08-00-06 

His Sword belt & Cane 01-10-00 

Goods in y" outermost Roome ; 

Jtem To 4 Peuter Platters & Pewter Basons 01-05-00 

To seven Porringers 00-07-00 

To Earthen Platters & basons 00-02-08 

To three Glass Bottells 00-02-06 

To 4 pint basons 2 bekers & one small plate 00-06-06 
To 2 old Plates 2 old basens & one platter 00-06-06 

To 2 quart Potts i pint pott & other peuter 00-08-06 

To one stone Jugg 2 Earthen pittchers one bason 00-02-02 
To Three brass Kittells 01-10-00 

To i skillett, one Morter & Pestle old of brass 00-04-00 
To 2 Candlesticks, i Grid Jron i Chafeing dish 00-06-06 
To 2 Tramills 2 '^ of fire Tongs & fire shovell 00-13-00 
To one paire of And Jrons 01-00-00 

To 3 old Kittles 2 potts & pot hookes & i frying ) qq_j8-o6 
pan J 



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To Three Gunns 

To one smoothing Jron & 2 heaters, i ^ of 

bellowes 

To 2 great Chaines & six small Chaines 

To i great Table 2 stooles & i settle 

To 2 old spinning wheells 

To 3 pair of wool! Gardes 

To 3 Knives 

To one sadle & bridle & Male pillion 

To seven pounds of flax & 1 5 pound of Gotten 

To Twelve pounds of sheepps wooll 

Goods in y" westernmost lower Roome./ 

To one bedd bedding & beddstud 

To one Ghest 2 boxes i warmeing pan, i Deske 

Goods in the Eastermost lower bed Roome./ 

To i Bedd bedding & beddstud 

To i box of Gandles & i Ghest & 3 chamber potts 

To 3 Glass bottles 

Totall on this page 

Goods in the Leanto Ghamber 

To one bed beding & bedstud 
Jtem A bed & beding 

To 3 sides of shoo leather & i barrill of feathers 

To one Pillian & Eight Pound of yarne 

To nayles 

To one Ghest in the Greatest Ghamber 
Jtem ffor bookes 

To ij Dosen of spoones & i dosen of Trenchers 

To one lookeing Glall & one halfe bushell 



03-15-00 
00-06-00 

00-12-00 
01-02-00 
00-06-00 
00-08-00 
00-01-06 
00-16-00 

OI-IO-IO 

00-12-00 

12-00-00 
01-01-00 

09-00-00 
01-01-00 
00-01-00 

49-15-08 

lb s d 

05-00-00 

02-10-00 

02—12—00 

01-00-00 

02-00-00 

00-08-00 

01-00-00 

00-10-00 

00-03-00 



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The stock. of Cattell 

To one yoake of Oxen & 2 Cowes 14-05-00 

Jtem One horse & two Coults 06-10-00 

To one stack of hay & some in y° barne 03-10-00 

To 3 chaines & one yoake Clevice & pinn 01-16-00 

To 4 bushells of Indian Corne & i bushall of] 

„ ^ ■' > 00-11-00 

Rye, J 

[185] lb s d 

To 3 narrow Axes & one broad Axe 01-00-00 

To i Cart & shodd wheelles & i 'p of Draughts 06-00-00 

To one hand saw & i Adds i Chizill & i Gouge 00-10-06 

To 2 Augers & 2 drawing knives i wimble bit ] „ ^. 

& & V 00-07-06 

& Compasses J 

To i beetle & wedges & i old Axe & 2 hatchets 00-10-06 

To i sithe & 2 bells & 2 hoes 00-13-00 

To 10 barrills of sidar 03-10-00 

To i Barrill of Pork & J barrill biefe 04-00-00 

To i Tumbrill & i wheele barrow & 2 sleds 01—10-00 

To one spitt & two sives 00-07-00 

To one swine 00-12-00 

To i hundred pounds of Tallo 01-01-00 

To old barrills Tubbs & pailes 01-00-00 

To one Loome & Gears & one pair of woosted ) ^ 

^ r 06-00-00 
Coiribs j 

Totall on this pag 68-17-00 
Moneys due by bond besides y^ Bonds. / 

■p bonds from James Harris, besides Jntrest 263-00-00 

The above Written is a true apriseall of all the Goods as 
was brought to our vew, according to y^ best of our Judge- 
ments as Wittness our haads. 

Nathaniell Waterman 

Joseph Williams. 



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At a meeteing of the Towne Councill of Providence held 
march y'' 20*'' ly^f the above written Jnventarey was by the 
said Towne Councill Examined & Allowed 

Attests Tho : Olney, Clerk. / 

Recorded Aprill y« 5^"; 171 1 f Tho: Olney, Clerk: 

Here followeth the Record of a letter of Administration 
from y^ Towne Councill of Providence to Abigaill Angell the 
widdow of y^ deceased James Angell. / 

Whereas James Angell of this Towne of Providence in the 
Collony of Rhode Jsland & Providence plantations, in New 
England departed this life the third day of March in the yeare 
1 7|f & dyeing infested whereby his Estate fell to be the Care 
of the Towne Councill of sd Providence for the Ordering of 
Matters Concerneing the same : And Whereas you Abigaill 
Angell Widow of the said deceased James Angell have desired 
of the said Towne Councill to Grant unto you the Adminis- 
tration on your said deceased husband his Estate ; and you 
haveing already given in bond for the true and legall Admin- 
istration thereon : Therefore wee the now Towne Councill of 
said Providence, Do by these presents Comitt unto you the 
said Abigaill Angell (widdow of y^ said deceased James Angell) 
the full Power of Administration on y" Estate of your said 
deceased husband (so farr forth as the law doth us impower) 
on the said Estate faithfully & truely to Administer, & in all 
perticulars the same legaly to performe according as the law 
in such Cases doth Require : And from time to time to Ren- 
der an account to the Councill of your acting therein when by 
them Required. 

Dated March y'= 31 : 17^^. / By Order of the Councill and 

on their behalfe 

Recorded Aprill Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

the 5*" 171 1. / f Tho: Olney Clerk. / 




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Here followeth the Record of y" Jnventarey of the Estate of 
the Deceased steeven [ Hawkings ] of this Towne of Providence 
who died on the lo*"' day of March in y® yeare 17^^: Taken & 
Made by John Smith ; & wiUiam Hawkings jun' : brother unto 
the abovesaid deceased Stephen Hawkings ; all of Providence ; 

lb s d 
To weareing Aparrill 08-00-00 

To A Chest 00-05-00 

To six yards & halfe of Cloath 01-16-03 

To two small Remnants of Cloath 00-15-00 

To A sack & Course wooll in it 00-10-00 

To A Trunke 00-10-00 

To A Bedd & bedding 04-00-00 

To ffethers & lumber in that Roome 00-15-00 

To money 00-17-00 

To A Chest of draws & a Trunke 02-15-00 

[186] _ lb s d 

To A Warming pan 00-19-00 

To A lookeing Glass 00-07-00 

To A bedd & bedd sted & furniture 01-00-00 

To some small beding for y'= Jndian 00-03-00 

To Provision 02-10-00 

To sope & sum small lumber . 00-06-00 

To Candles & Tallow 00-04-06 

To A Woollen Wheele 00-04-00 

To A Tubb with some butter & a sive 00-03-00 

To A loome & Tackling 02-10-00 

To two Kittles & a Pott 01-16-00 

To ffire shovell Tongs Tramills & Grid Jron 01-00-00 

To A smoothing box & heaters 00-07-00 



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To A paire of sheepe shears & a sickle 

To A gunn & the barrill of a Gunn 

To A Table & Table linnen 

To A Bible & other small bookes 

To yarne & Chairs & small Lumber 

To Pewter & Earthen waare 

To A Silver Cupp 

To A skillet & frame 

To Malasses & other small Triffells 

To ffuriture for horse 

To A Croscut saw & hand saw 

To two Cooppers Axes & two Joynters, a 

other Coopers tooles 
To Tobacco 

One Caske & sidar 
To A Tubb of fatt 
To beere & Lumber 
To Corne 

To A yoake of small Cattell 
To two Cowes 
To two yearlings 
To A maare 

To seventeene sheepe & two young lambes 
To four small swine 
To A Cart & wheeles with Clevice 
To A Grinding stone 
To A horse CoUor & Chaines 

Sithe and Tackling 
To A yoake 
To hay & Pitch forks & Rakes 



00-04-00 
00-02-00 
01-18-00 
00-09-00 
00-12-00 
02-01-06 
00- I i-oo 
00-09-06 
00-06-00 
01-04-00 
01-07-00 



fro, &1 
' > 02-1 



05-00 

00-10-00 
00-07-00 
00-02-00 
00-07-06 
01-04-00 
06-10-00 
05-10-00 
01-10-00 
08-00-00 
04-04-00 
01-04-00 
03-13-00 
00- 1 1 -00 
00-18-00 
00-07-00 
00-04-00 
01-04-00 



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To A Beetle & Wedges 00-05-00 

To Axes and a hoe 00-10-00 

To A bell & Collor 00-04-00 

To A small Piece of Cloath 01-16-00 

To an Jndian Girle, servant 01-10-00 

To 4"' of sugar & a bitt of Cloath 00-05-00 

Jtem, Stephen Hawkings part of an Iron toothed! 

u fi u 11 V 00-10-00 

Harrow & 2 bells ) 

Taken March y'^ 19* & 20: 1 7^f : The above said Jnven- 

This above written John Smith tary was by y'= Towne 

Jnventary taken ac- William Hawkings Councill of Providence 

cording to the best March y" 20*'' 1 7^^ 

of our vnderstand- Examined & Alowed. / 

ing of what hath Recorded Aprill y* 10*: 171 1 

been laid before us. / 'p Tho : Olney Clerk./ 

Here foUoweth the Record of the letter of Administration 
ffrom the Towne Councill to Hannah Hawkings, Widdow of 
the deceased Stephen Hawkings./ 

Whereas Stephen Hawkings of this Towne of Providence 
in the Colloney of Rhode Jsland, &c ; departed this life the 
I o"" day of March 17^^; & dying infested whereby the Care 
& ordering concerning his Estate fell to the Towne Councill 
of said Providence, An Jnventarey of His Estate haveing been 
already Exhibitted to said Councill & Examined, & by them 
Alowed ; And whereas you Hannah Hawkings have desired 
Administration on the Estate of your said deceased husband 
Stephen Hawkings, & haveing to said Towne Councill ; for the 
true & legall Administration thereon given in bond : There- 
fore wee the Now Towne Councill of said Providence do by 



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these presents Comitt unto you the said Hannah Hawkings 
(widdow of the said deceased [187] deceased Stephen Haw- 
kings) the full Power of Administratio|n| on the Estate of your 
said deceased Husband (so farr forth as the law doth us 
impower) on the sd Estate faithfully & truely on the same to 
Administer, and in all perticulars the same legally to performe 
according as the law in such Cases doth require, And from 
time to time to Render an account to the Councill of your 
Actings thereon when by them Required : 

Dated Aprill y^ 9*'' By order of y" Councill & 

171 1 , on their behalfe 

Tho : Olney Clerk./ 
Recorded Aprill y^ 10*, 1711 : f Tho: Olney Clerk./ 

At a Meeteing of y^ Towne Councill Aprill y^ 16* 171 1. 
This day Jane Potter Widdow of y^ late deceased John 
Potter presented to the Councill the Jventarey of her said 
deceased husband who belonged & was an Jnhabitant of 
Mashantatuck in Providence his Estate ; the which sd Jnven- 
tarey was by the Councill the same day Examined & Allowed ; 

Ordered that Thomas Olney, Clerk, do on the Councills 
their behalfe take bond of Jane Potter widdow of y^ said 
deceased John Potter for the Admistring on her sd deceased 
husbands Estate (the Councill haveing at her Request Granted 
the Administration thereon to her ; & also to signe & scale 
her a letter of Administration. 

The Record of the Jnventarey of the aforesd deceased 
John Potter is as followeth. 

Providence March the 26'^ 171 1: An Jnventarey taken of 
the Moveable Estate of John Potter (late deceased) of what 



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was brought to the vew of us whose Names are hereunto sub- 
scribed. / 

To 8 Cowes, one Bull & a young Calfe 
To one paire of Oxen 
To one heifer & 3 steeres 
To 39 sheepe 
To 4 horse kine 
To swine 
To one load & halfe of hay which is deem** to be 

more than the Cattell & sheepe will eat 
To Harrow Teeth 
To Tobacco 
To Hides 
To Cidar 
To One Gunn 
To Cart Tackling, boxes hoops, Chaines Traces 

beetle Rings wedges hors Plows & such like 

tacklings 
To 3 Axes 
To Tooles 

To Grindstone, sithes & tackling to them 
To A Hetchell 
To ffethers 

To A Bedd & bed sted with Covering 
To Tugg locks 
To Wool! 

To A bedd & bed sted with Covering 
To yarne 
To Oates 
To Leather 



lb s d 

24-00-00 

07-10-00 

06-10-00 

10-00-00 

1 2-05-00 

08-14-00 

01-10-00 

00-10-06 
07-12-00 
01-05-00 
04-14-00 
01-10-00 

05-04-06 

00-09-00 
07-01-00 
01-00-00 
00-10-00 
02-00-00 
07-08-00 
00-11-00 
00-18-00 
09-02-00 
00-17-00 
01-13-00 
01-16-00 



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To one Chest 

To Yarne 

To A bedd & bed steed with Covering 

To A saddle & bridle 

To Table linnen , 

To A Chest 

To Two Wheeles 

To A Cherne 

To Lumber 

To Jron Potts, Kittells & brass, & a frying pann 

To A warmeing pann 

To A paire of Stillyards 

[1881 

To A Sword 

To Bees Wax 

To A paire of Sheepe sheares 

To Riddles 

To Pewter 

To 2 Candlesticks & a Chamber Pott 

To bottells 

To A Jugg 

To Money Scales 

To An Earthen Pott 

To Trammills & fire Tongs 

To A scimmer & flesh fork 

To A Cradle 

To Chaires 

To A lookeing Glass 

To A Paile 

To Cheese fatts 



00-08-00 

00-12-00 

06-03-06 

01-00-00 

00-18-00 

00-08-00 

00-09-00 

00-04-00 

00-15-00 

03-05-00 

00-10-00 

00-16-00 

lb s d 

00-08-00 

00-06-06 

00-01-00 

00-03-00 

01-12-00 

00-03-06 

00-01-06 

00-04-00 

00-05-00 

00-00-04 

00-11-00 

00-01-00 

00-03-00 

00-06-00 

00-01-06 

00-00-06 

00-01-00 



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To fflax 0I-I2-00 

To Spoones 00-03-04 

To his Weareing Apparrill 05-12-00 

Roger Burllinggame | jun" | 
Benjamin Sarle. / 
The above written Jnventarey 
hath the 16*^ day of Aprill 1711 been Examined and Alowed 
by the Towne Councill of Providence. / 

Jane Potter, Widdow of the late deceased John Potter have- 
ing the day & yeare aforesd presented the same to the Councill 
& made Oath unto it that it Containes all & whole the Move- 
able Estate of her sd deceased husband John Potter, as shee 
knoweth of; And if at any time More shall Come to her 
knowledge it shall be Added unto the sd Jnventarey : Attests 
Tho: Olney. Clerk. / 

Recorded Aprill y^ 18* 1711 : f Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

At a I Towne | Councill meeteing Aprill the I6'^ 171 1 ; 

This day Mary Carpenter, Widdow of the late deceased 
Benjamin Carpenter of Pautuxett in Providence presented unto 
the Councill an Jnventary of her sd deceased husband his 
Estate; unto which sd Jnventary the said Mary Carpenter 
(widdow) made Oath that in it was Contained, All & wholly 
the Moveable Estate of her sd deceased husband that shee 
knoweth of ; And if that at any time any more do Come to 
her knowledge it shall be Added to sd Jnventarey; The 
Apprisers also haveing declared it to be a Right apprisall 
according to their vnderstanding ; The Councill haveing 
Examined the said Jnventary do declare, their Alowance thereof ; 
Administration on y^ Estate of the sd deceased Benjamin Car- 



[4o] 

penter is by the Councill granted unto his widdow the sd 
mary Carpenter, the which shee accepteth ; 

Ordered that Tho : 01n|e|y, Clerk do on the Councill their 
behalfe take bond of the sd mary Carpenter as to her sd 
Administration ; & also on the Councill, their behalfe to signe 
& seale her a letter of Administration ; 

Here foUoweth the Record of the Jnventarey of the Estate 
of the late deceased Benjamin Carpenter of Pautuxet in Provi- 
dence./ An Jnventarey of the Estate of Benjamin Carpenter 
deceased who departed this life the third day of March i7{{. 

lb s d 
mprimis. His Weareing Apparrill 03-10-00 

t To one fether bedd & furniture 07-00-00 

t To one Trundle bed & furniture 02-10-00 

t To two swords & one belt 01-10-00 

t To two Candle sticks, a smoothing Jron & ) _ ,- 

heaters j 

t To sheepe sheares, & scales & weights, & a ) _ q_ o 

small lock j 

t To a chest & some things in it & a box 02-02-06 

All the above written was in y'" bedd Roome 
t To things in the outward Roome, to one Gunn 01-05-00 
t To one Cubbard 00-18-00 

t To Pewter & Earthen Waare & Tinn & one 

silver Cupp 

t To one bedd Pott 00-04-08 

t To brass & Jron vessells & an houre Glass 04-15-00 

t To Two Tramills & Gidd Jron & slice & And) ^ 

T > 01-06-00 

J rons j 

Jt To Tables & foarmes, & wheels, & chairs, & ) 

^, r 02-04-06 

Glasses j ^ 



> 05-18-00 



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[189] lb s d 

t To a Roasting Jron & severall small things 00-14-00 

t To bookes 02-05-00 

t To Bacon in the Chimney 01-15-00 

t To Things in the Leanto, Trays & Tubbs & ) fi_ fi 

other things ) 

t To a Bedd & furniture in y* porch Chamber 08-00-00 

t To a Bedd & furniture in the Roome Chamber 09-00-00 

t To an old bed in the leanto chamber & some ) 

fethers \ °^-°9-°° 

[t To a Remnant of Cloath 01-05-00 

ft To a side saddle 01-00-00 

To Tables in the great chamber with some small ) 

,, . r 02-05-00 

things j 

ft To smiths Tooles & old Jron 03-12-00 

ft To Cooper & Carpenters Tooles 03-00-00 

ft To a spade & hoes & Wedges 00-06-00 

ft To a Plow & Plow Tackling 01-08-00 

ft To two sithes & 3 sickles old & a currie Comb 00-12-00 

ft To a great Kittle in y'' barne 03-00-00 

ft To Gates & Rye & Jndian Corne 06-17-00 

ft To Lumber in the Barne 00-06-00 

ft To Biefe & Pork in the Cellar 02-02-00 

ft To Tobacco in the Cellar 01-00-00 

ft To Old Caske in y'' Cellar & Lumber 01-07-00 

ft To meat in the Leanto chimney 00-06-08 

To Two Oxen & six Cowes & five -5 yeare olds ) 

1- r 42-10-00 
& 3 two yeare olds & one bull & one yearelmg J 

To two Maares 12-00-00 

To sheepe 08-15-00 



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02-08-00 
OI-OI-OO 
OI-OO-OO 
02-I0-00 
02-I0-00 



10 

11 



Jt To swine 

Jt To Cow hides 

Jt To sidar, Mill & Press 

Jt To Hay 

Jt To a Saddle & Pillion & Other Tackling 

Taken by us this 24*'' day of March 1 7 
Timothy Carpenter William Hopkins 

Sum totall Errors Excepted 161-17-00 

Aprill the 16* 171 1 the abovesd Jnventarey was 
by the Towne Councill of Providence Examined 
& allowed ; Attests Tho : Olney Clerk./ 

Recorded Aprill y'= 18"^: 1711 : f Tho: Olney Clerk./ 

Here followeth the | Record of the | Jnventary lb s d 
of the Estate of the deceased Elisha Arnold of 
Pautuxet in Providence who died on the 24* day 
of march Anno i7xx- The which said Jnventarey 
was by the Towne Councill of Providence on the 
16* day of Aprill 171 1 Examined & allowed. 

An Jnventarey of the Estate of Elisha Arnold 
who departed this life the 24th day of March in 
the yeare 1710 or Eleven. 

Jmprimis ; Jn the lodgeing Roome./ lb s d 

Jt His Weareing Apparrill 15-00-00 

Jt To Cloath of severall sorts 08-00-00 

Jt To Table linnen 01-05-00 

Jt To one fether bed & furniture 10-00-00 

Jt To one small bed & furniture 04-00-00 

Jt To foure Chests & a box & a small trunke 02-14-04 

Jt To a Case & Glass Bottells 01-04-04 



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Jt To a Warmeing Pann & some other small things 00-18-00 

Jn the outward Roome. 

To Pewter & Tinn 03-00-00 

Jt To two brass skilletts & tw brass Candlesticks 01-03-00 

Jt To a paire of stilliards 00-16-00 

Jt To scales & weights 01-00-00 

Jt To Earthen waare & spoones & 2 small Graters 00-17-00 

Jt To knives & Ciscers & shears 00-06-00 

Jt To Bookes of severall sorts 02-06-00 

Jt To a smoothing Jron and a Can, & trenchers ) , , 

o 1 f , ^ 00-06-06 

& wooden mor|ter| J 

Jt To Tramlills & Tongs and fire shovell & al , 

,.„'.' ^ > 01-06-00 

slice & spitt J 

Jt To 2 Grid Jrons & fenders & a pair of bel-1 _ 

lowes & a fleshfork j 

Jt To Potts & Kittels & dripping pan & frying , _ _ 
pan & brass ladle 

Jt To 3 small Guns & a sword & a bagginit & 



Cadous box I 

Jt To 2 Tables & Nine Chairs & a forme and t.} „ 

■' . , ^ } 01-18-00 

joynt stooles j 

[190] lb s d 

Tt To five spining Wheeles & old Cards &] 

I r 1 aT 1 r 03-01-00 

wo|o|sted Combs J 

Jn the leanto./ 

To Tubbs & Pailes & Keelers & Cherne Sives 

& other smal | things 
Jt To a dough Trough & some other small things 00-07-00 
Jt Jn y" Chamber To one fether bed & furniture 10-00-00 
Jt To one fether bed & furniture 08-00-00 



> 01-16-00 



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}oS- 



To one More feather bed & furniture 07-00-00 

To Tenn paire of sheets & five bolster Cases ) ^ 2-02-00 

& Eleven Pillow Cases i 

To two Chests & a box & some Cotten Wooll 01-04-08 

To two beds in the leanto Chamber with some 

beding 

To some Tallow & some meal & some oates & 

13 baggs 

To some salt & some beanes & a hetchell & a | 

bell J 

To Yarne & XVooU & flax & Tobacco in the 

Garrett and some leather 

To Rye & som small thinges 

To a saddle & Pillion & Pannill & Portmantle 

To Axes & hoes & other Tooles 

Jn the Cellar to sidar & Tobacco & leather 

To Bief & Pork & butter & Cheese & Candles 

To some malasses & some old barrills 

Jn the barne, To Corne & Oates & Tobacco 

To Clabords in the barne with some lumber 

To two Oxen & Eight Cowes, one steere 4 ] 

years old & 2 heifers 3 yeares old & 3 two r 50-01-00 

yeare old, and 2 yearljingsl J 

To sheepe 

To horses & swine 

To Cart & Plowes & Plow Tackling 

To a Grindstone 

To money & bills & Plate 

Taken by us this 1 2* day of Aprill 1 7 1 1 
William Hopkins, Timothy Carpenter, Stephen Arnold ; 



10-00 



04-01-00 
00-12-00 

06-00-00 

02-02-00 
02-10-00 
05-02-00 
06-01-00 
09-01-04 
01-01-00 
08-15-08 
02-01-00 



16-16-00 
11-08-00 
04-04-00 
00-04-00 
25-01-04 



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Aprill le**") The abovesd Jnventarey hath been by the 
1 71 1. J Towne Councill Examined and by them allowed, 
Recorded Aprill the 20* 1711 : 1 Tho : Olney, Clerk./ 

Here followeth the Record of the letter of Administration 
on the Estate of the late deceased John Potter of Mashanta- 
tuck in Providence, by the Towne Councill of Providence 
Granted unto Jane Potter, widdow of the sd deceased John 
Potter./ 

Whereas John Potter of Mashantatuck in Providence in 
the Colloney of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations in 
the Narragansett Bay in New England very lately departed 
this life, & dyeing intested whereby the Care & ordering Con- 
cerneing his Estate fell to y^ Towne Councill of sd Providence. 
An Jnventarey of his Estate haveing been already Exhibitted 
to the Councill & Examined & by them allowed ; And whereas 
you Jane Potter have desired Administration on the Estate 
of your said deceased Husband John Potter, & haveing to 
sd I Towne ] Councill, for the True & legall Administra- 
tion I thereon | given in bond : Therefore wee the Now 
Towne Councill of said Providence do by these presents 
Comitt unto you the said Jane Potter (widdow of the sd 
deceased John Potter) the full Power of Administration on the 
Estate of your said deceased Husband (so farr forth as the 
law doth us impower) on the said Estate faithfully & truely 
on the same to Administer, & in all perticulars, the same 
legally to performe according as the law in such Cases doth 
Require ; And from time to time to Render an account unto the 
Councill of your actings thereon, when by them Required./ 
By Order of the Councill and on their behalfe 

Dated Aprill y^ if 1711 : Tho : Olney Clerk. 

Recorded Aprill y' 23"* 1711 : ^ Tho: Olney Clerk. 




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[191] ^^ ^ meeteing of the Towne Councill of Providence 
held the 20**" of Aprill 1711 by adjornment from Aprill y^ 16*'' 
1 711: The last will & Testament of the deceased Elisha 
Arnold of Pautuxet in Providence who died on the 24*'' day 
of March 1 7|f : hath by the Councill been Examined & by 
the Councill Proved ; the witnesses to sd will haveing all given 
oath thereunto./ The Record of said will is as ffolloweth ; 

Jn the Name of God Amen ; I Elisha Arnold of Provi- 
dence in the Collony of Rhode Jsland &c'. being very sick 
but of Perfect vnderstanding & memory thankes be given to 
God, therefore Calling to Mind the Mortality of my body, & 
knowing it is appoynted for all men once to dye & whilst it hath 
pleased God to give Me abilitye am willing to set my house 
in Order, Do therefore Make & Ordaine this my last will & 
Testament in manner & forme following ; ffirst & Principally 
I Recomend my soule into the hands of Almighty God that 
Gave it, not doubting of Eternall Salvation through the Mer- 
ritts of his blesed Son Jesus Christ My savior ; And as for 
my Body I Comitt it to the Earth to be decently buryed in 
Christian like Manner at the discression of My Executrix 
hereafter Named ; And as for what Temporall Estate it hath 
pleased God to bless me with in this life I Give bequeath & 
bestow in Maner and forme following (viz) 

Jmprimis, I give & bequeath to my son Elisha Arnold all 
my homested house houseing ffarme & Edefices in Pautuxet 
Where I now dwell with y^ appurtenances thereunto adjoyne- 
ing to his Heirs & Assignes to have and to hold forever 

Jtem I give all my Right & Title in the land at Coweset 
and Warwick unto my son Ephraim Arnold to him and his 
Heirs & Assignes to have & to hold forever./ 



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Jtem I give & bequeath all my farme at Rockey Hill with 
what pertaines to it to my son Elisha Arnold to him & his 
heirs & Assignes to have & to hold forever ; Also I give unto 
my said son Elisha Arnold my Right on the East side of the 
seven mile line to have & to hold to him & his heirs and 
Asignes forever. 

Jtem I give my Right in Shantatuck & my land Chapo- 
meset, & my Towne Lott, & my Right without the seven 
mile line, & all my lands not before disposed of to my son 
Ephraim to him & his Heirs & Assignes to have & to hold 
forever./ 

Jtem I give & bequeath to Each of my Daughters Tenn 
Pounds apiece to be paid by my Executrix hereafter Named ; 
Also I order that my two aforesaid sons when they shall Come 
of Age shall Each of them pay the sum of five pounds to 
every of My daughters if they be liveing./ 

Jtem I give & bequeath to my dearely beloved wife Susan- 
nah Arnold, all my Moveable Estate, & also appoynt her my 
whole & sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament, to 
Execute all & every thing that Pertaines to an Executrix ; 
And this & no Other is my last will & Testament, as witness 
my hand & scale this 22"^ day of March 1710, or I'jii./ 




Elisha Arnold 
Signed, Sealed, Pronounced & ^ 

declared by the said Elisha Arnold I 
to be his last will & Testament j Acknowledged the 

before us, Thomas fifield, Jsraell Arnold J day & yeare above 
the mark of written before me 

John X Hawes Sim°: Sm**: Justice./ 



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Aprill y" 20*'': 171 1 the abovesd will was by the Towne Coun- 
cill of Providence Examined & Proved ; Attests 
Tho: Olney, Clerk./ 

Recorded Aprill y= 2^, 1711 : f Tho: Olney, Clerk; 

[192] Here foUoweth the Record of the last will and 
Testament of the deceased Thomas Harris of Providence, who 
departed this life ffebruary y* 27"" i7f^ 

Know all Persons, That I Thomas Harris of Providence in 
the Colony of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations in 
New England being through the Mercy of God indifferently 
in Bodily health & of good Memory Praised be his Name 
for Ever ; And knowing that it is appoynted for man to dye, 
I do hereby ordaine Make Constitute & appoynt this to be 
my last Will & Testament in manner & forme following. 
Jmprimis ; I give and bequeath to my Eldest son Thomas 
Harris that parcell of land where he now dwelleth in said 
Providence, & bounded south on land in the Possession of 
Solomon Thornton, west with the River, North on land lately 
belonging to Gedion Crafferd, deceased ; East on land in My 
owne Possession, which I bought of John Rice (Excepting six 
acres of land which I do hereby give unto my son Henry 
Harris which is to be taken out of that said land where there 
is a pit dig'd for Mine & a small orchard, and said six acres to 
be & Remaine to said Henry Harris his Heirs & Assignes for 
Ever ; The aforesd land Containing one hundred & forty acres, 
or be it More, or be it less ; 

And I give & bequeath to my said son Thomas Harris a 
devision of land lieing without the seven mile line as it is 
Now laid out in said Providence & Containing one hundred 



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& fifty acres, or be it More or be it less, And also I give him 
Twelve acres of land on the west side of the River, westward 
of his house in said Providence And also I give him the One 
halfe of My Right of land in the Towne of said Providence 
below the streete where my ffather did dwell, & it to be the 
North part ; All which Parcells of land to be & remaine to my 
said son Thomas Harris his Heirs & Assignes for Ever./ 

secondly I Give & bequeath to my son Richard Harris 
sixty acres of land adjoyneing northward on a Percell of land 
where he now dwelleth which I gave him by deede, as it is 
Now laid out, & I give him the one halfe of a Right of Com- 
monage within the seven mile line that I bought of John Rise ; 
All which Parcells of land to be & Remaine to my said son 
Richard Harris his Heirs & Assignes for Ever ; All said lands 
here given to my said son Richard Harris being in aforesd 
Providence 

And likewise I give him & to his Heirs & Assignes forever 
one Third part of an acre of land in said Providence Towne 
it being part of my ffathers Orchard: Thirdly, I give & 
bequeath to my son Nicholas Harris a Parcell of land where 
he Now dwelleth whi|ch I| bought of Samuell Scarbro & 
Stephen Williams Containeing one hundred & fifty acres, be 
it more or be it less. And also I give him a devision of land 
without the seven mile line containing one hundred & fifty acres 
as it is laid out, or be it more or be it less, said Parcells of land 
being in said Providence ; And I give him one third part of 
an acre of land in Providence Towne it being part of my 
ffathers Orchard; All which lands to be & Remaine to my 
said son Nicholas Harris his Heirs & Assignes for ever, 
ffourthly, I give & bequeath to my son william Harris a Par- 



[ sol 

cell of land in said Providence Towne where he now dwelleth ; 
Bound south on the land of John Arnold, East on the High 
Way, North on land in the Possession of one Adams, & partly 
on the west River, west on vndevided land ; Containeing twelve 
acres, be it more or be it less ; And also I Give to him one six 
acre Lott that I bought of My vnckle William Harris lieing 
southward of a Brooke | that Runneth | downe by Henry 
Estens, Bound west on the Mill River East on the land of 
Henry Estens South on the undevided land ; And also two 
six acre Lotts lieing in Providence Towne neck, w^h [193] 
which was laid out to me in my owne Right : And likewise I 
give him Twenty acres of land which was my ffathers Right, 
lieing westward of Richard Clemence house which was his 
ffaters, near the head of a little Brooke that Runneth into his 
land; Also the one halfe of my Right of land in Providence 
Towne below the streete where my ffather did dwell it be the 
south part: All which said Percells of lands being in said 
Providence and to be & Remaine to my said son William 
Harris his Heirs & Assignes forever : ffifthly ; I give & bequeath 
unto my son Henry Harris one percell of land which I 
bought of Cornelius Higgins lieing at a place Called Sekeso- 
cut & halfe a Right of land that I bought of John Rice & laid 
to it, all Containeing one hundred & Thirty acres, be it More 
or be it less ; Also a devision of land without the seven mile 
line Containeing one hundred & fifty acres as it is Now laid 
out, be it More or be it less, and a Parcell of Meaddow lieing 
by the brooke Called Reapers brooke and another Parcell of 
Meaddow lyeing by the River that Runneth by Peter Places, 
And also one third part of an acee of land in Providence 
Towne it being part of my ffathers Orchard ; All which said 



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Parcells of land being in said Providence and to be and 
Remaine unto my said son Henry Harris his Heirs & Assignes 
forever : ffurther More, I give and bequeath unto my said son 
Henry Harris the one halfe of that land & halfe of the house- 
ing where I now dwell in said Providence, the whole Contain- 
ing about one hundred & twenty acres, and being bounded 
South on a high Way, west on the land by me granted to my 
son Thomas Harris, North on the land of the Heirs of Silas 
Carpenter deceased, & East on the River; And the other helfe 
of said land & houseing I give & bequeath to my loveing wife 
Elnathan Harris during her Naturall life, and said halfe is to 
be I in I liew of her Thirds or Dower, And after my wife 
decease all said lands & houseing with all the improvements 
thereon to be & Remaine unto my said son Henry ■ Harris his 
Heirs & Assignes forever : I give and bequeath unto my afore- 
said five sons Three Purchase Rights of Comon Equally among 
them & to their Heirs & Assignes for ever: I give to my 
daughter Amity Mors Twenty Pounds money, or Other Pay 
Equivolent. I give to my daughter Elnathan Harris one 
ffeather bed with all the furniture thereto belonging & one 
weavers loome with one halfe of all the Tackling that doth 
thereto belong at my decease, & Twenty Pounds in Money 
within one yeare after. 

And also Amity^ Legacy is to be paid within one yeare after 
my decease ; I give to my daughter Mary Harris one ffeather 
bedd & all the furniture thereto belonging & one Weavers 
loome & the other halfe the Tackling thereto belonging at my 
decease, and Twenty Pounds Money or other Pay Equivolent 
withn one yeare after; Lastly, I make my loveing wife Elna- 
than Harris Executrix & my aforesd son Henry Harris Execu- 



[52] 

tor joyntly to this My last Will & Testament. And I Give 
unto them all my stock of Neat Cattle, horsekind, sheepe and 
swine, and all my Carts, Ploughs, Chaines & all other Hus- 
bandry Tooles, and my Negro man with the vse & improve- 
ment of all the Remainder of my household Goods or Move- 
able Estate; And they to Pay all my just and lawfull debts & 
Legacyes out of said stock & Proffts of said land, And at my 
wife decease, my said Executor to have the Remainder of my 
stock, one ffeatherbed, Negro Man & all Carts, Plowes Chaines 
& Tooles belonging to Husbandry. And the Remainder 
[194] Remainder of my beding & household goods to be 
Equally devided amongst my aforesd three daughters. 

And I do hereby vtterly disallow, Revoake & annull all 
and every other Testaments, Wills, Legacyes, bequeaths and 
Executors by me in any wise before this time named willed & 
bequeathed. Ratifying & Confirming this & none other to be 
my last Will & Testament ; Jn witness whereof I have here- 
unto set my hand and seale this Twenty first day of June in 
the Eight yeare of the Reign of our Sovereigne Lady Anne 
over England &c Queene, And in the yeare of our Lord one 
Thousand seven hundred & Eight ; 
Signed & Sealed in the Thomas Harris 

presence of James Cogge- 

shall Henry Tew jun' : This above written will was signed 

Richard Tew./ and sealed by Thomas Harris, and 
witnessed by James Coggeshall & 
Henry Tew jun"^: & Richard Tew, 
before me on the yeare & day aboue- 
said ; as attests Henry Tew, Asist|ant| 
At a Meeting of the Towne Councill of Providence the above 



@ 



[53] 

written will was Examined & Proved, Aprill the I6'^ 1711: 
Attests tho : Olney Clerk./ 

Recorded Aprill y" 25* 171 1 : ^ Tho: Olney Clerk,/ 

Here followeth the Record of the Jnventary of the Estate 

of the deceased Thomas Harris of Providence who died the 
27*^ day of ffebruary 17^^, & was by the Towne Councill at 

their Meeting Aprill y" 16* 171 1 Examined, 

An Jnventary of M" Thomas Harrises Estate, who departed 

this life on the 27"' of ffebruary i7\^./ lb s d 

To 33 sheepe 08-00-00 

To 5 Cowes 10-00-00 

To A paire of Oxen 07-00-00 

To 4 three yeare Old Cattell 07-00-00 

To six yearling Cattell 06-00-00 

To Cart & Tackling 04-01-00 

To A Chaine 00-16-00 

To 3 Axes 00-12-00 

To An Jron Barr 00-09-00 

To Plow Jrons 00-04-00 

To A fire slice 00-02-00 

To Augers 00-03-00 

To Jron 00-01-00 

To Jron 00-04-00 

To other Jron 00-05-06 

To more Jron in the shopp 00-02-00 

To more Jron 00-02-00 

To two sawes 00-09-06 

To Jron Tooles in the shopp 00-03-00 

To Horse Chaines 00-05-00 



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To one brass Pann 

To two Gunns 

To Jron Tooles 

To A Negro Man 

To Twenty barrills of sidar 

To wheat & Rye 

To loo bushells of Jndian Corne 

To Barley 

To Gates 

To Swine 

To a Table & two joynt stooles 

To one pair of stilliards 

To two great Chaires 

To two more Chaires 

To A spitt 

To A Bull 

To Hay 

[195] _ 

To A Grinding stone 

To Empty Caske 

To one bed & bedding 

To one paire of And Jrons 

To A Gunn 

To dry hides 

To weareing Apparrill 

To A paire of Money scales & weights 

To kash 

To A Chest 

To A Trunke 

To three Trayes 



oi-oo-oo 

OI-IO-OO 

00-05-00 

10-00-00 

06-00-00 

02-10-00 

10-00-00 

00-16-00 

00-09-04, 

02-10-00 

00-15-00 

00-15-00 

00-08-00 

00-07-06 

00-05-00 

01-10-00 

03-04-06 

lb s d 

00-02-06 

00-04-00 

07-00-00 

01-00-00 

01-04-00 

01-01-00 

07-00-00 

00-05-00 

03-06-07 

00-16-00 

00-10-00 

00-03-00 



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To A Bible 00-04-00 

To A Warmeing Pann 00-07-00 

To A Brass Kittle 01-00-00 

To A settle 00-04-00 

To fire Tongs 00-02-00 

To two Trammills 00-10-00 

To two Jron Potts 00-10-00 

To A Dripping pann & a skillett 00-06-00 

To A frying pann 00-06-00 

To Pailes 00-06-00 

To foure barrills of Meat 1 2-00-00 

To Pewter 02-10-00 

To two Candlesticks 00-08-00 

To A -square 00-02-06 

To A Chest 00-04-00 

To Three Chests 00-03-00 

To Bedds with Bedding 18-12-00 

To hoopes & boxes 00-12-00 

The above Jnventarey was taken & the goods Apprised on 
the 22*'' of March 17^^ according to the best of our vnder- 
standing of what was brought to our vew 

Richard X Clemence 
Aprill the 16"" 1711 : at a Towne Coun- his mark, 

cill meeteing in Providence, the widdow William Olney. / 
of the late deceased Thomas Harris did before the Councill 
upon her solemne Engagement declare that the above Jnven- 
tary Contained all & whole the Moveables of her said deceased 
husbands Estate that shee knoweth of and if More at any time 
Come to her knowledge it shall be added : The said widdow 



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was Elnathan Harris ; so also did Henry Harris, both Execu- 
tors to Thomas Harris his will. / 

Recorded Aprill y^ 26* 171 1 f Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

At a meeting of y*" Towne Councill of Providence Aprill the 
20*'' 1 71 1 by adjornment from Aprill y^ 16* 1711 : the last will 
& Testament of Thomas Thornton (deceased) hath been 
Examined & Proved, & the Jnventary of his Estate also hath 
been Examined, the Record of said will is as foUoweth. 

The last Will & Testament of Thomas Thornton of Provi- 
dence in the Collony of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plan- 
tions in new England being in a sick & weake Condition & 
knoweing that it is appoynted for all Men Once to dye, & now 
being in Perfect Mind & Memory ; I do first & Principaly 
Recomend my soule to God that gave it, & my body I Reco- 
mend to dust from whence it Came to be decently buried at the 
discrestion of my Executrix hereafter mentioned : And as touch- 
ing such worldly things as Estate wherewith it hath pleased 
Almighty God to bless me in this life with I Give Dismise & 
dispose of in manner & forme as foUoweth. 

fifirst, I will that my funerall [ charge | be paid & discharged. 

Jtem I give & bequeath to my true & loveing Wife Mar- 
geret Thornton whome I have Constituted & appoynted to be 
my sole Executrix of this my last will & Testament all [196] 
all my Moveable Estate & to receive all debts due to me, & to 
pay all my lawfull debts & to have the vse of my now dwelling 
house duiring her widdowhood, but if my wife should Marrey 
then my house is to returne to my Eldest son Thomas Thorn- 
ton when he comes of Age & my wife is to bring up all my 
Chilldren at her discression. 



[57] 

Jtem I give & bequeath to my son Thomas Thornton all 
my home stead ffarme Except that part on the west side of the 
River that Runs through sd farme after he comes to age to be 
to him his Heirs Executors Administrators & Assignes for 
Ever ; And my said son is to Pay to my two daughters (viz) 
Patience Thornton & Elizabeth Thornton Ten Pounds apiece 
in Money or Equivolent thereto when they Come to age, & if 
Either of them should Dye before they Come of age then the 
other sister shall receive her Ten Pounds ; 

Jtem I give & bequeath to my son William Thornton that 
part of my homestead ffarme on the west side of the aforesd 
River, & all my Right of lands without the seven mile line, or 
on the west side of sd line which land I had of Edward Man- 
ton upon Exchange to be to him his Heirs Executors Admin- 
istrators and Assignes for Ever. / 

Jtem I do appoynt my Executrix to pay all my funerall 
Charge ; And I hereby Revoke & disanull all other & former 
Wills or Testaments by me heretofore made, Rattifieing & 
Confirmeing this to be my last Will & Testament. 

Also I do appoynt my loveing brother Solomon Thornton 
& my loveing friend John Sheldon to be the Overseers of this 
my last Will & Testament to see it performed with my Execu- 
trix. / 

And in witness of this & all the afore mentioned Premisses 
I have hereunto set my hand & scale this Twenty fourth day 
of March in the yeare of Our Lord one Thousand seven hun- 
dred & Ten or Eleven. / 

Signed Sealed & Pronounst Thomas Thornton 
in the presence of us his X mark. / 

Thomas Harris Aprill y' 20"" lyii: the above Will was 



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Nicholas Harris 
Josiah Westcot. / 



by y* Towne Councill of Providence 
Examined & Proved 
Attests Tho : Olney Clerk. / 



Recorded Aprill y^ 28"' 1711 



Tho : Olney Clerk. / 



Here followeth the Record of the Jnventarey of the deceased 
Thomas Thornton of Providence his Estate./ 

Providence Aprill the 9*1711: A true account of the 
worth & value of the Moveable Estate of Thomas Thornton 
late deceased, set forth by his widdow Margeret Thornton & 
Prised by us Leiv' Thomas Harris & Ensigne Resolved 



Waterman. lb s d 

His weareing Apparrill 06-12-00 

Bedds & bedding twenty Pounds 20-00-00 

Pewter & brass 07-05-00 

To Jron waare & a Gunn 06-18-00 

To A Piece of Cloath & a skin 05-00-00 

To wooden waare 02-10-00 

To wooll & flax 02-00-00 

To sidar 07-16-00 

To Tobacco 01-10-00 

To Money & bills 23-00-00 

To Corne & meat 10-10-00 
To A bible & hatchell & bottles & lookeing glass 01-00-00 

To Neat Cattell 41-00-00 

To one horse 04-00-00 

To swine 03-12-00 

To Cloath & hay 07-07-00 

An Jnventary taken by us whose Names are 
above mentioned this 9*^ day of Aprill according 



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to the best of our vnderstanding. Thomas Thorn- 
ton died March 27* 171 1 Totall 150-0-0 

Errors Excepted; 

Examined by the Towne Councill of Providence Aprill the 
20*'' 1 7 1 1 ; Attests Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

Recorded Aprill y^ 28* 171 1 f Tho : Olney Clerk./ 

[197] Here ffolloweth the Record | of the last will & 
Testament | of Henry Eustance of the Towne of Providence 
in y" Collony of Rhode Jsland &c*' : 

Jn the name of God Amen : The seventeenth of March in 
the yeare 1 7^ : I Henry Eustance of y^ Towne of Providence 
in the Collony of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations in 
New England being very sick &; weake of Body but of Perfect 
Mind & Memory, thankes be to God ; 

therefore Calling to mind the Mortalitye of my Body and 
knowing that it is appoynted for men once to dye, do make & 
ordaine this my last will & Testament ; That is to say, Princi- 
paly, and first of all I Give & Recomend my soule unto God 
who gave it, and my Body I Recomend to y* Eath to be buried 
in Christain Manner at the discrestion of my Executrix here- 
after Named ; And as touching such Worldly Estate as God 
has blessed me with ; I Give, Demise & dispose of in manner 
as foUoweth. 

Jmprimis: I give & bequeath to my two sons Henry & 
Cornelius their Heirs & Assignes forever all my lands & 
meadowes which I have within the Towneshipp of Providence 
to be thus devided betweene them ; (viz) All the lands & Mead- 
dow & Orchard on the west side the Highway or Countrey 
Roade with my dwelling house, & two load of Grass out of 



[6o] 

my swampe on the East side the sd High Way yearely for & 
duiring the space of Tenn yeares after my decease, and all 
my Right in Baylies Cove, And my lot of land lieing neere 
adjoyneing to Daniell Abbotts, & one quarter of a Right of 
Commonage throughout the Towneshipp (for the one part) and 
all my land & Meaddow lieing on the East side the said High 
Way with two Rights in the Thatch bedd at Small brooke & 
my lot of land on the west side the seven mile line & one 
quarter of a Right of Common throughout the Towneshipp for 
the other part: And my son Henry when he comes to the age 
of Twenty one yeares to have his Choyce of which part he will 
have, and he that has that part on which my dwelling house 
& Barne standeth, to be helpeful to his Brother in building him 
a house on the other part. 

Jtem, I give & bequeath to my thre daughters, viz, Eliza- 
beth, Amy and Rebekah five Pounds apiece in Current Money 
of New England to be paid Equally by my two sons when my 
sons come to be of full age, and Each of my | sd | Three daugh- 
ters to be paid by my Executrix, Emediatly after my decease 
Twenty shillings in money ; And my Daughter Aimy to have 
also at my decease a Cow or a Three yeare old heifer, and my 
Daughter Elizabeth & Rebekah to have Each of them a Cow 
delivered & paid to them by my two said sons when they Come 
of age as aforesaid. And my said three daughters duiring the 
time they Remaine single & are of a sober Conversation to 
have free liberty to dwell in my now dwelling house. 

Jtem I also give to my two daughters Elizabeth & Aimy 
all the Estate that I have left which was my first wives to be 
Equally devided betweene them. 

Jtem, I give & bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah all the 



[6i 1 

Rest of my moveable Estate of what kind & nature soever 
with a Privelidge of dwelling in my house duiring her naturall 
life : I also do appoynt my said loveing wife to be my sole 
Executrix of this my last will and Testament : And do hereby 
utterly make voyd and | null | all other will or wills by me 
formerly made ; Rattifieing & Confirming this & no other to 
be my last will and Testament ; Jn witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand & seale the day & yeare above Written : 
Signed Sealed published pronounced & \ The mark of 
declared by Henry Eustance as his last f Henry Eustance X 
will & Testament in the presence of us ( my son Henry willb 
the subscribers / 14 years old the 29 

Anthony Sprague of August next, and 

Benjamin Robinson Cornelius will be 13 

Joseph Jenckes jun' : years old the 9"" of 

March next. 
The above written will was by the Towne Councill of Provi- 
dence at their Councill meeting Aprill the 20'*' 171 1 Examined 
& Proved As attests Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

Recorded Aprill y'= 30*^ 1711 f Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

[198] Here foUoweth the Record of the Jnventarey of 
the Estate of the deceased Henry Eustance of Providence who 
dyed March y" 23**: ly^f 

An Jnventarey of the Estate of Henry Eustance of Provi- 
dence Who departed this life the 23 of March iy^f Taken by 
us Whose Names are hereunto subscribe[ ] this 16 of Aprill 
1711./ lb s d 

Jm: Wearein Apparrill at ii-oo-oo 

4 Cowes at 12-00-00 



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2 Steeres at 

3 Cowes at 
i Cow at 

3 Two yeare old heifers at 

3 yeare Olds at 

20 sheepe at 

A Maare at 

swine at 

Jn Cash at 

A bed sted & bedd, & some Covering in y* North 

Chamber 
A Table at 
A Chest at 
A Trundle bedsted at 
A Box and Trunke at 
Jn the south Chamber 

furniture at 
A Coverlid at 
A Gunn at 
7 yards of Camlett at 
6 yards of Drugget 
sarge at 
A Chest at 

Bells & Old Tooles at 
A saddle at 
ffethers at 
salt at 

more Toles of all sorts 
An Jron Croe at 
Atid Jrons at 



a fether bed & bedsted & 



04-00-00 
07-10-00 
02-10-00 
05-05-00 
03-00-00 
06-10-00 
04-00-00 
02-16-00 
1 1-02-00 

09-00-00 

00-10-00 
00-04-00 
00-07-00 
00-06-00 

09-00-00 

00-12-00 

01-10-00 

01-08-00 

01-04-00 

10-10- 

00-04-00 

04-00-00 

01-02-00 

00-01-06 

00-06-00 

04-10-00 

00-10-00 

00-16-00 



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Two Trammells at 00-08-00 
Jn y^ lower Roome in y" Northend a bedd and) ._ 

bedsted & furniture ) 

4 Platters & a basen of Pewter at 02-00-00 

Plates & Porringers at 01-01-00 

2 Platters & other Pewter & Tinn pann at 00-18-00 

Earthen Waare at 00-03-10 

A smoothing Jron 00-02-00 

A warmeing pann at 00-10-00 

A flesh fork & skimmer at 00-02-00 

Bookes at 00-12-00 

A Spitt at 00-05-00 

Chaires at 00-06-00 

Old saddle & bridle 00-06-00 

A Bench at 00-03-00 

Jn the south lower Roome a bed & bedsted & 1 

beding 1 03-00-00 

Tables at 00-07-00 

A Chest at 00-03-00 

3 spinning wheeles at 00-12-00 
Halfe bushell a Peck & halfe peck at 00-05-00 
Horse Tackling at 00-15-00 
A Runlet at 00-02-00 
A Pillion & paire of scalles at 00-13-00 
Meat at 02-00-00 
A brass Kittle & one Jron Kittle at 04-00-00 
3 Jron Pbtts at 01-10-00 
2 ffrying Panns at 00-09-00 
Tallow 00-02-00 
Old wooden waare at 00-04-06 



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2 Chamber Potts at 

2 meat Tubbs & a small Cask at 

A skillet & frame at 

5 Glass bottles at 

Old lumber at 

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A wheele barrow at 

Cart & Wheeles & Tackling at 

Jndian Corne at 

15 barrills of Cidar at 
Oates at 

Rye at 

A bushell of Pease & a halfe at 

Tobacco at 

Harrow & Plow at 

Sidar Mill & Press at 

more money at 

16 yards of Cloath at 
Linnen yarne at 
ffoure Pound of Cotten 

James Browne 
Thomas Whipple 



Errors Excepted, 
the sum totall is 



00-06-00 

00-04-00 

00-07-00 

00-02-00 

00-12-00 

lb s d 

00-02-00 

05-00-00 

08-00-00 

04-10-00 

01-02-06 

00-09-00 

00-07-06 

01-00-00 

00-18-00 

01-00-00 

01-02-00 

03-15-00 

01-00-00 

00-06-00 

172-12-04 



At a meeteing of the Towne Councill of Providence Aprill 
the 20*'' 171 1 the abovesd written Jnventarey was by said 
Councill Examined : Attests Tho : Olney, Clerk : 

Recorded may the first 1711 '^ Tho: Olney Clerke 

Here followeth the Record of the letter of Administration 
from the Towne Councill of Providence to Susanna Arnold of 
Pautuxet to Administer on the Estate of her deceased husband 
Elisha Arnold. 



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Whereas by the last Will & Testament of EHsha Arnold of 
Pautuxett in Providence in the Collony of Rhode Jsland & 
Providence plantations in the Narraganset Bay in New Eng- 
land, beareing date the 22°* day of March Anno Domini 1710 
or 171 1, And he departing this life the 24* day of said month, by 
his said Will Made Constituted & appoynted you Susanna 
Arnold (his widdow) his Executrix, And the said will haveing 
by the Towne Councill of sd Towne of Providence been Exam- 
ined & Proved, & an Jnventary of the Testators Estate have- 
ing been taken & made & by y^ Councill Examined & Allowed : 
therefore wee the said Towne Councill, as namely Joseph 
Jenckes Assistand & Thomas ffenner Assistant together with 
all the Rest of the said Towne Councill, Do by these presents 
(so farr forth as the law doth us impower) Comitt unto you 
Susanna Arnold (the aforesd Executrix) full Power of Adminis- 
tration on the Estate of your aforesaid deceased husband, on 
the same to Administer, & said will truly to observe, performe 
& Execute in all Poynts & perticulars as the law doth Require 
according to the true meaneing & intent of said Will : And to 
Render an account of your, acting thereon unto sd Councill, 
when by them Required. Dated may y* fourth 1711. 

By order of y^ Councill and on their be- 

halfe Tho : Olney, Clerk. / 
Recorded may y^ 7*: 171 1 '^ Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

Here followeth the Record of the letter of Administeratio|n| 
fron the Towne Councill of Providence to Mary Carpenter to 
Administer on the Estate of her deceased husband Benjamin 
Carpenter of sd Pautuxet, who dyed intested ; 

Whereas Benjamin Carpenter of Pautuxet in Providence in 




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the Collony of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations in the 
Narraganset bay in New England departed this life the Third 
day of March Anno i7^-f, And dyeing intested whereby the 
Care & ordering concerning his Estate fell to the Towne 
Councill of sd Providence: An Jnventarey of his Estate have- 
ing already been Exhibitted to sd Councill and Examined & 
by them allowed : And whereas you Mary Carpenter have 
desired Administeration on the Estate of [200] of your said 
deceased husband Benjamin Carpenter & haveing to said 
Towne Councill for the true & legall Administration thereon 
given in bond : therefore wee the now Towne Councill of sd 
Providence do by these presents Comitt unto you the said 
Mary Carpenter (widdow of the said deceased Benjamin Car- 
penter) the full Power of Administration on the Estate of your 
said deceased husband (so farr forth as the law doth us 
impower) on the said Estate faithfully & truely on the same to 
Administer, & in all perticulars the same legally to performe 
according as the law in such Cases doth Require, & from time 
to time to Render an Account |un|to y'" Councill of your act- 
ings thereon when by them Required. 
Dated May y' fourth 171 1. By order of y** Councill 
and on their behalfe Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

Recorded may y^ 7*: 171 1 ^ Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

Whereas at a Meeteing of the Towne Councill of Providence 
November the 10*'': 1710; Alice Browne, Widdow of the 
deceased Daniell Browne Exhibitted to y^ Councill an Jnventa- 
rey of her said deceased husband Daniell Browne his Estate ; 
The said Daniell Browne belonging to the Towne of Providence 
in y^ Collony of Rhode Jsland &c'^: but died at Newport on 




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Rhode Jsland, September y^ag"" : 1710. The which sd Jnventary 
was by the Councill Examined & Allowed, And upon the Request 
of said Alice Browne & Daniell Browne her son, Administera- 
tion on the Estate of the said Daniell Browne was unto them 
both granted by the Councill ; The Councill then ordering 
Tho: Olney (Clerk) of them to receive bond, & then on 
behalfe of the Councill to signe to them a letter of Administra- 
tion. / The Record of the the said Jnventarey is as ffolloweth 
The Jnventarey of the Moveable Estate of the deceased 
Daniell Browne of Providence who dyed at Newport on the 
ag*"" day of September Anno Domini : 1710. lb s d 

Jmprimis ; To his Weareing Apparrill 04-00-00 

To Pewter & spoones all much worne 01-01-00 

To an Jron Pott & skillett 00-12-00 

To An Jron Kittle, & 2 Jron Trammells & paire 1 _ _ 

of Tongs & fire slice j 

To 5 wooden Boules & sundrey dishes & Trenchers 00-09-1 1 
To i small Glass Bottle & i frying pan 00-03-06 

To i Hetchell 00-03^00 

To i old- bed & i blanket & i Coverlid & i pair of ) 

}■ 02—02—00 
sheets & i fether pillow & a bolster j 

To wooll & fethers 01-07-00 

To i bed & i Coverlid & a blanket & i paire of) _ _ 

sheets i bolster & 2 pillowes j 

To Cotten Wooll 00-18-00 

To new Cloath 01-04-00 

To 3 sheets & i bolster 00-16-00 

To i Chest & i deske 00-12-00 

To 3 old spinning wheeles & 2 pair of Cards 00-16-00 

To old bookes 00-02-00 



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To i smoothing Jron & other old Jron in y^ house 00-06-00 
To i bed & i Coverlid & a blanket & i pair of) q-,_q5_qq 

sheets i bolster, 2 pillowes & i bedsted i 

To 3 old Meale baggs & some beanes 00-06-00 

To 7 old Chaires 00-09-00 

To i Cherne & i firkin & i old Wooden bottle 00-06-00 

To Jndian Corne 04-00-00 

To i broad Axe & i handsaw 00-12-00 

To 3 broad hoes, much worne 00-05-00 

To i drawing knife & some other Carpenters Tooles 00-07-06 
To i Cidar mill & a Cidar Press & i Jron Finn 01-01-00 

To Apples 05-00-00 

To i Logg Chaine 01-03-00 

To i old draught Chaine i paire of Plough Jrons 00-12-00 
To i Cart & wheeles & Jrons & Jrons belonging to ) _to_oo 

them i 

[201] lb s d 

To i paire of small oxen 06-10-00 

To 3 Cowes 07-10-00 

To i paire of yeare old & vantage steeres 02-00-00 

To Twenty sheepe y^ most part being lambs y* last ) 

spring i 

To i great brass Kittle 04-10-00 

To 7 swine 03-18-00 

To i box 00-02-00 

To i Table & one Milking Paile 00-05-00 

To 2 Pitch forkes & i sith & Tackling for it Old ^ 00-06-00 
To i sickle 00-01-00 

To 34 markeing Jrons 01-00-00 

To A paire of brass deviders & i two foote Rule 00-04-00 



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To i Barrill of Peach Juce oo-i i-oo 

To i small bull hide 00-03-00 

To Hay 05-00-00 

To a Parcell of fflax, & i old warmeing pann 00-12-00 

To 13 old barrills & sidar which he left at Newport 04-12-00 
The above written is a True Jnventary., Errors Excepted, 
taken & Made October y* 27*'' Anno 1710, by us 
November y^ 10 : 1710. / The above John Bullock 
written Jnventary was at a Towne Coun- Richard Browne 
cill Meeting by y" Councill Examined & Alowed, And Admin- 
istration thereon granted to Alice Browne & Daniell browne 
her son ; Attests Tho : Olney Clerk ; 

Recorded May the 7* 171 1 : f Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

Here foUoweth the Record of the letter of Administration to 
Alice Browne & Daniell browne her son to Administer on the 
Estate of the deceased Daniell Browne : 

Whereas Daniell Browne of this Towne of Providence in 
the Colloney of Rhode Jsland & Providence plantatio|ns| in 
New England departed this life the Twenty & ninth day of 
September in y' yeare one Thousand seven hundred & Tenn : 
And dyeing infested whereby the Administration of his Estate 
fell to y^ Care & dispose of y^' Towne Councill of said Provi- 
dence ; And whereas you Alice Browne, widdow of the afore- 
sd deceased Daniell Browne, and also Daniell Browne his son 
haveing desired to take y" Administration on the Estate of 
your said deceased husband and ffather Daniell Browne, And 
y'' Councill haveing to you granted the same, and you haveing 
given bond to y^ Councill for the legall & true performance 
thereof: therefore Wee the now Towne Councill of said 



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Providence (viz) Joseph Jenckesjun^: Assisttant & Thomas 
ffenner Assistant together with all other y* now Towne Coun- 
cill of sd Providence do now by these presents Comitt 
unto you the aforesaid Alice Browne & Daniell Browne the 
whole Power of Administeration on the Estate of your said 
deceased husband & ffather the aforesaid Daniell Browne ; so 
farr forth as the law doth us impower ; you on the same to 
Administer, & legally to act do & performe in all perticulars 
according as the law in such Cases doth Require : and to ren- 
der an account of your Administration thereon unto the Coun- 
cill from time to time when by them Required. 

Recorded May y^ 8''": 1711 ; f Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

Here foUoweth the Record of the letter of Administration 
to Sarah Eustance to Adminester on the Estate of the deceased 
Henry Eustance, her late husband. 

Whereas by the last will & Testament of Henry Eustance 
of the Towne of Providence in the Colloney of Rhode Jsland 
& Providence Plantations in the Narragansett Bay in New 
England beareing date the seventeenth day of March 17^: 
And he departing this life March the Twenty third ly^f ; 
by his said will made, constituted [202] constituted & 
Appoynted you Sarrah Eustance (his widdow) his Executrix; 
And the said will haveing by the Towne Councill been Exam- 
ined & Proved; & an Jnventarey of the Testators Estate 
haveing been taken & Made, & by y^ Councill Examined & 
Allowed, And you haveing given in bond for the true Execute- 
ing of the said will : Therefore wee the said Towne Councill, 
as namely; Joseph Jenckes Assistant & Thomas ffenner 
Assistant together with all the rest of the said Towne Councill, 




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Do by these presents (so far forth as the law doth us impower) 
Comitt unto you Sarah Eustance (the aforesaid Executrix) full 
Power of Administration on the Estate of your aforesaid 
deceased husband ; On the same to Administer & said will 
truely to Observe, Performe & Execute in all Poynts & Per- 
ticulars as the law doth Require according to y" true Meaneing 
and intent of said Will : And to Render an Account of your 
acting thereon unto said Councill when by them Required. 
Dated may y" 16*^, By order of y^ Councill & on their 
1 711: behalf e Tho : Olney Clerk./' 
Recorded may yM;*"" 1711 : ^ Tho: Olney, Clenk. 

Here followeth the Record of the le,tter of Administeration 
from the Towne Councill of Providence to M"' Elnathan 
Harris (widdow of y^ late deceased Thomas Harris) & Execu- 
trix to the last will & Testam' : of her sd deceased husband ; 
And to Henry Harris son of the said deceased Thomas Harris, 
& Executor to his last will & Testament. 

Whereas by the last Will & Testament of Thomas Harris 
of the Towne of Providence, in y^ CoUony of Rhode Jsland & 
Providence Plantations in the Narraganset Bay in new Eng- 
land (deceased) beareing date the one and Twentyeth day of 
June in the yeare one Thousand seven hundred & Eight, he 
made Constituted & appoynted you Elnathan Harris (his wid- 
dow), his Executrix, and you Henry Harris (his son) his Execu- 
tor, to Execute & Performe his said | will | , And the said Will 
haveing by Towne Councill of sd Towne of Providence been, 
Examined & Proved, And an Jnventary of the Testators 
Estate havein|g| been Taken & made, & by the Councill Exam- 
ined; Therefore wee the said Towne ;Councill, as Namely 



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Joseph Jenckes, Assistant, & Thomas ffenner Assistant, 
together with all the Rest of the said Towne Councill, Do, by 
these presents (so farr forth as the law doth us impower) 
Comitt unto you Elnathan Harris (the aforesaid Executrix, 
and to you Henry Harris the aforesaid Executor) full Power 
of Administration on the Estate of the aforesd deceased 
Thomas Harris (your husband, & your ffather) on the same to 
Administer, and said will truely to observe performe & Execute 
in all Poynts & perticulars as the law doth Require according 
to the true meaneing & Jntent of said Will. / 
Dated May y^ 3o'^ By order of the Councill and on 
1 7 1 1 : their behalf e Tho : Olney Clerk. 
Recorded May y^ 31 : 171 1 : ^ Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

At a Meeteing of the Towne Councill May y^ 31 1711: 
This day John Bolkcom of this Towne of Providence pre- 
sented I to I the Councill the last will & Testament of his 
deceased ffather Alexander Bolkcom, beareing date the Twen- 
tyeth day of November in the yeare one Thousand seven hun- 
dred & Two ; The which said will was by the Councill Exam- 
ined & Proved ; An Jnventary of said Bolkcom (deceased) his 
Estate being also to y^ Councill presented, & was by y" Coun- 
cill, also Examinid ; Jt was then ordered by the Councill that 
[203] that Thomas Olney (the Clarke) should on the Coun- 
cill their behalf take bond of sd John Bolkcom, for y'' True 
Executeing of his sd father his will ; (sd John Bolkcom being 
Executor) And said Tho : Olney also on said Councill their 
behalfe to signe & scale to sd John Balkcom a letter of Admin-' 
istration. / 

The Record of the last Will & Testament of Alexander 
Bolkcom is as followeth. / , 



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Jn the Name of God Amen ; The Twentieth day of Novem- 
ber, in y^ yeare of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred & 
two ; I Alexander Bolkcom of Providence in y" Colloney of 
Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations in New England 
(Mason) being in bodily health & of a sound and Perfect 
memory; Blesed be Almighty God for same; Knowing the 
vncertainty of this present life, & being desireous to settle that 
outward Estate the Lord hath given me, Do make & ordaine 
this my last Will & Testament in Manner & forme following; 
That is to say, first & Principally I comend my soule into y^ 
hands of y'= Almighty God my Creator hopeing to Receive 
Pardon & Remission of all my sinns, & the salvation of my 
soule through the Merritts of Jesus Christ alone and my Body 
to y" Earth to be buried in such decent manner as to my 
Executo' & Executrix hereafter Named shall be thought Meete 
& Convenient : And as Touching such worldly Estate as the 
Lord hath given me my Will & meaneing is that the sam shall 
be imployed & bestowed as hereafter in & by this my Will is 
Expressed ; 

Jmprimis, I do hereby Revoake, Renounde & make voyd 
all wills by me formerly Made & declared : And appoynt & 
declare this to be my last Will & Testament ; 

Jtem : I will that all the debts that I do justly owe to any 
manner of Person or Persons whatsoever shall be well & truely 
paid or ordered to be payed by | my | Executrix & Executor 
hereafter Mamed within a short time after my decease. 

Jtem I give & bequeath vnto Alexander Balkcome My 
Eldest son Two shillings in Money, which with what he hath 
already Received from me is a Competent portion & all I thinke 
meete to bequeath unto him. 



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Jtetri I give & bequeath unto Katheren Jeiickes, (who is 
my Eldest daughter) Thirty shillings in money, which with 
what shee hath already Received from me is a Comt)etent Por- 
tion, & all that I thinke Meete to bequeath unto her. 

Jtem I give & bequeath unto Sarah Shelding (who is my 
Second Daughter) two shillings which with what shee hath 
Received from me is a Competent Portion, & all that I think 
meete to bequeath unto her. 

Jtem I give & bequeath unto John Bolkcome (who is my 
second son, & to his Heirs Executors, Administrators & 
Assignes for ever, after my Owne & my wives decease my now 
dwelling house & all my land scituate lieing & being within 
the Towneshipp of Providence in the Colony of Roade Jsland 
& Providence Plantations aforesd. 

Jtem I do give & bequeath unto ffreegift Bolkcome, (who 
is my Third son) Two shillings in money, the which with what 
he hath already Received from me is a Competent portion & 
all that I thinke meete to bequeath unto him. 

Jtem I give & bequeath unto my five younger Children ; 
that is to say, Joseph Balcoine, Hannah Balkcome, Samuell 
Bolckome, Deborah Bolkcome & Liddea Bolkcome all the 
Remaindor of my Estate consisting in Moveables at the time 
of my decease to be Equally devided amongst them to be paid 
unto them & Every of them, their Portions, as soone as the 
shall arrive unto the age that the law directs for the receiveing 
Portions: to [204] ^o be paid to them by my Executrix & 
Executor. / 

Jtem, I do hereby Nominate Constitute & Appoynt my 
beloved wife Jane Balkcome, & John Balkcom my my second 
son to be my Executrix & Executor of this my last will & 




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Testament : And further I do hereby desire & ittipower Joseph 
Jenckes jun' : and James Browne to be my overseers to se this 
ffiy last will & Testament Performed according to the true 
Jntent & Meaneing thereof, & as is above Exprest ; 

Jn witness whereof I the said Alexander Balkcome have 
hereunto set my hand & seale the day & yeare first above 
Written. / 

Signed & what is above written Alexander Bolkom 
was Published & declared by the 
above named Alexander Balk- 
come as his last will & Testa- 
ment, in the Presence of 

Sarrah Torrey 

William Munroe Recorded June y* first 171 1 : 

Josiah Torrey. / '^ Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

Here ffoUoweth the Record of the Jnventary of the Estate 
of y^ deceased Alexander Bolkcom. / 

An Jnventary of the Estate of Alexander Bolkcom deceased 

May y^ fourth, taken by us the subscribers hereof./ lb s d 

To Weareing Apparill 02-06-00 

To Bookes 00-10-00 

To Pewter & brass 04-06-00 

To Jron wares 04-05-00 

To Coopers Tooles, Hammer & Trowell 01-17-03 

To Chaines & y^ Remainder of his Jron Tacklin 03-10-00 

To Bedsted & bedding 03-19-00 

To Cattle sheepe & horse 12-10-00 

To Lumber 02-01-04 

Joseph Chilson 35-04-07 
William Sprague, jun' : 



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May the 31 : 171 1 the above written Jnventary was by y' Towne 
Councill of Providence Examined./ 

Recorded June the first, 171 1 : '^ Tho: Olney Clerk.// 

Since the Jnventarey of y^ deceased Elisha Arnold of Pau- 
tuxet in Providence was taken & made, there is by his Wid- 
dow & Executrix Added to the Jnventary some debts due by 
bond & booke, which was before forgotten ; 

The which are as followeth : 
flfirst from Joseph Browne 02-10-00 

more from Nathaniell Dunham 03-06-00 

more from Jeremiah Wheton 00-12-00 

more Clement weaver, now deceased 02-04-06 

more Jonas Palmer 03-00-00 

more Samuell Palmer 01-10-00 

more from william Crawfurd 'p bond 05-00-00 

more due by Booke from another 09-00-00 

Entred June y-^ 6'^^ 1711 f Tho: Olney Clerk./ 

[205] Here followeth the Record of the letter of Admin- 
istration from the Towne Councill to John Balkcome, Execu- 
tor to his ffather his last Will & Testament. 

Whereas by the Last will & Testament of Alexander Balk- 
come of the Towne of Providence in the Coloney of Rhode 
Jsland & Providence Plantations &c (deceased) beareing date 
the Twentieth day of November in y^ yeare One Thousand 
seven hundred & Two, he made Constituted and appoynted you 
John Balkcome of sd Providence (his son) his Executor ; And 
the said will haveing by y"" Towne Councill of sd Providence 
been Examined & Proved; And an Jnventarey of his Estate 
haveing been taken, & by sd Councill Examined Therefore 



wee y* sd Towne Coimcill as Namely Joseph Jenckes Assis- 
tant, And Thomas ffenner Assistant, together with all the rest 
of sd Towne Councill, Do by these presents (so farr forth as 
the law doth us impower) Comitt unto you John Balkcome 
(the aforesd Executor) full Power of Administration on the 
Estate of your aforesd deceased ffather, on the same to Admin- 
ister and said Will Truely to Observe, Performe and Execute 
in all Poynts & perticulars as the law doth Require according 
to y'' true Meaneing & intent of said will ; And to Render an 
account of your acting thereon unto sd Councill when by them 
Required : 

Dated July y^ iS''': By order of y^ Councill & on 
171 1. their behalfe 

Tho : Olney Clerk. / 
Recorded July y' 19* 171 1 : f Tho: Olney Clerk. 

Here followeth the Record of the last will & Testam': of 
Thomas Angell of Providence, deceased, 

Be it knowne unto all People by these presents That I 
Thomas Angell of Providence in the Colloney of Rhoad Jsland 
& Providence Plantations in New England being now very 
Aged & not knoweing how soone it may please God to 
Remove me out of this world, and least any discontent or dis- 
cord should arise after my departure conserning what Estate 
I shall leave behind ; & being desireous that what I do leave 
may be Enjoyed according as my mind is it should be. Do 
now whilst I am in some measure of strength and whilst I am 
of sound & Perfect memory, make ordaine & appoynt this to 
be my last will & Testament : 

first I do make voyd & null all & Every other will by me 




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made at any time formerly either by word or writeing & this 
will & Testament only to stand in force. 

Jtem I do give & bequeath unto my son John Angell my 
sixty acres of land lieing within the Towneshipp of Provi- 
den|ce| aforesaid in my Right of the first devision, And also my 
sixty acres of land in the fifty acre or second devision adjoyne- 
ing to the same, & lieing & being neere the place Caled Caun- 
caunjawatchuck to be unto him, his Heirs & Assignes forever. 
As also the one halfe of my Right of .Commoning within the 
said Providence Towneshipp so farr west as the seven mile 
line, that is to say for Commoning or feeding of Cattell Cut- 
ting of Timber or ifirewood or any other vse w""* .Commoning is 
Considered in, saveing onely makeing Claime to any devision 
of land thereby ; that shall not be ; As also together with the 
said halfe Righ of Comon, the one halfe of my Right of lands 
& Commoning I do give & bequeath which lieth on the west 
side of the seven mile line, unto my said son John Angell to 
be unto him his Heirs & Assignes for[ ]ver together with all 
& every their Appurtenances. / 

[206] Jtem, I Do give & bequeath unto my son James 
Angell my dwelling house which standeth in the aforesaid 
Providence Towne next unto the streete, and my house 
lott or home share of land whereon the said house standeth, 
together with my other house lott or home share of land 
to it adjoyneing, as also all my meaddowes, & my Twenty 
acres of land lieing on Wayboysett side of the water 
neere the Cove Called Hawkins his Cove; And my six 
acres of land lieing in that Tract of land Called the neck 
where the. Cove or salt Creeke called Bailies Cove lieth neere 
unto I the | said six acres of Land ; As also my Tenn acres of 



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land, lieing in the valley bordering upon the Northerne side of 
the River Called Wanasquatuckett, And not farr from Thomas 
Olney of Providence aforesaid his orchard & meaddowes lieing 
upon the said River ; And also halfe my Right of Comoning 
within the Plantation of Providence aforesd so farr West as 
the seven mile line, with all the lands which are yet devide- 
able, or may yet, or hereafter be devided or laid out on the 
East side of the seven mile line unto a whole Purchase Right 
of Common : As also the one halfe of all my lands & Com- 
mon within the Towneshipp of Providence aforesaid lieing on 
the west side of the seven mile line : All which said lands 
meaddowes & Common, with my aforesd dwelling house 
together with my Barne, & all other my houseing (the house 
which I now dwell in only Excepted) to be unto my said son 
James Angell, to him his Heirs & Assignes forever, together 
with all & every their Appurtenances. 

Jtem I do give & bequeath unto my daughter Anphillis 
Smith & unto my daughter Mary Arnold, & unto my daughter 
Deborah sabeere, & unto my daughter Alice Whipple, & unto 
my daughter Margery Whipple unto Each of them two shillings 
in silver Money to be paid unto them by my Executor here- 
after & Executrix hereafter Named : 

Jtem I do give & bequeath unto my loveing wife Alice 
Angell my now dwelling house wherein I now dwell to be unto 
her for her vse duiring the time of her Widdowhood ; and in 
Case shee Marrey not, then for the sd house to be unto her 
duiring the terme of her naturall life with a small plot of land 
adjoyneing to the said house for a little Garden ; As also before 
the said house Conveniency of yard Room As also free Egresse 
& Regress for her to pass & repass as shee may have Ocation 



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through any of the afore devised lands : But in Case my said 
wife |do| Marrey then at the day of her marriage shall the said 
house & small Plot of land come into the hands of my said son 
James Angell with all y^ Privelidges aforesaid to be unto him 
his Heirs & Assignes forever; but in case shee marrey not, 
then shall the said house & sd small Plot of land with the said 
Privelidges Come into the hands of my said son James Angell 
after the decease of his mother to be unto him & his Heirs & 
Assignes forever; And that my sd son James Angell shall 
keepe the said house in such Repare as may be Comfortable 
for his said mother to dwell in duiring the time of her makeing 
use thereof as aforesaid. I do also give unto my wife one 
milch Cow to be her owne, & that the said Cow shall be by my 
sd two sons (viz) John Angell & James Angell constantly, both 
summer|ed| & wintered for the vse of my said wife, & when the 
said Cow by Reason of Age or other thing which may make 
her unfit for milke doth faile, then shall my said son James 
take that said Cow himselfe & put another in its Roome, & 
so in Case any Causalty befalls at any time what cow is so for 
my sd wife her vse as afore Exprest then shall my said son 
James still put another Milch Cow in its Roome ; the which 
sd Cow shall be at my sd wife her dispose. Either if shee 
marrey or at her death ; And that my said two sons John 
Angell & James Angell their Heirs Executors Administra- 
tors & Assignes shall yearely pay unto my [207] ™y said 
wife (their mother) sixteene shillings in money untill shee 
marrey, & in case shee marrey not, then duiring the terme of 
her naturall life; the which said sixteene shillings shall yearely 
be the one halfe paid by my said son John & the other halfe 
by my said son James. And that my said | two | sons John 



[8i ] 

Angell & James Angell their Heirs, Executors, Administra- 
tors & Assignes shall take Care & shall provide for the Com- 
fortable maintenance of my said wife duiring the terme of her 
Widdowhood, & if she marrey not, then duiring the terme of 
her naturall life ; And that such Care shall by them be taken 
& such Provision by them be made that my said wife may 
sufficiently, suteably & Comfortably be kept & maintained both 
in health & in sickness with sutable tendance & all other 
Nessesareys as her Cc^ndition shall Constantly Require ; the 
which Charge shall be Equally borne by my said two sons ; 
But in Case my sd two sons shall neglect or faile, or Either 
of them their Heirs Executors Administrators or Assignes 
shall Neglect or faile of the performance thereof. Then shall a 
third part of the defective party their lands 'afore devised be 
unto my said wife for her vse & Proflfitt duiring the terme of 
her widdowhood, & if shee marrey not, then duiring the terme 
of her naturall life ; The which Third part of the said lands 
shall be the third part of y^ same which may be most Advan- 
tag|e|ous to my said wife. I do also give & bequeath unto my 
said wife all my household goods to be her owne & at her owne 
dispose ; That is to say all my Bedds bedding, Cloathing both 
woollen & linnen, & all sorts of vessells both Jron, Brass, 
Pewter, wood & all other things to the house belonging which 
are Nessesary for house keepeing which may be Counted house- 
hold goods : Table linnen as well as other is included ; as also 
if any moneys be left at my decease, the same I do give unto 
my said wife. 

Jtem I do give & bequeath unto my son James Angell all 
my Cattell of all sorts only Excepting one Cow which I have 
before disposed of to my wife ; As also unto my said son 



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James Angell I do give all my Tooles of what sort soever & 
all other my Estate both Moveable goods and Chattells not 
before dispossed of : And unto my said son James I do give to 
him his Heirs & Assignes forever all other my lands Rights 
Jnteresls & Titles whatsoever not before disposed of. And I 
do make ordaine Constitute & appoynt my loveing wife Alice 
Angell my lawfuU Executrix & my son James Angell my law- 
full Executor, both Joyntly, unto whome I do give all my debts 
unto me from g,ny Person due, & they to pay all debts from 
me to any person due ; & to see that my body be decently 
buried & to Execute & performe this my will according My 
true meaneing & intent therein, And I do desire and appoynt 
my loveing friends & neighbours Nathaniell Waterman & 
Thomas Olney to be the overseers of this my Will./ Jn wit- 
ness of the Premisses I do here unto set my hand | & seale | 
the Twenty & third day of may in the yeare one Thousapd 
six hundred Eighty & five. 

Signed & Sealed in the The marke of X Thomas ^«. 
presence of us Thomas Olney, Angell iSJ 

Nathaniell Waterman, 
Epenetus Olney: 

Be it knowne unto all People by these presents that I the 
aforesd Thomas Angell do Add this as a Coddicill to my 
aforesaid will ; That is, I do also give & bequeath unto my 
said son John Angell, unto him his Heirs & Assignes for ever 
my Ten acres of land which was unto me laid out in luie of my 
Right of my share of Meaddow in the second or fifty acre 
devision, it lieing & Adjoyneing to my afore specified lands 
neere Cauncaunjawatchuck ; The which sd Ten acres of land 



[83 J 

was forgotten before, before when the other lands was disposed 
of; Jn witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand the Twenty 
& third day of May in the yeare one Thousand six hundred 
Eighty & five. 

Signed in th presence of us, The mark of X Thomas 

Thomas Olney Angell 

Nathaniell Waterman James Angell Executor to the abovesd 
Epenetus Olney. / will appeared this day before the Towne 
[208] Towne Councill of Providence being the iS"* day of 
September 1694 & made oath unto the said will: Thomas 
Olney; Nathaniell waterman & Epenetus Olney, the iS"* of 
September 1694 appeared before the Towne Councill of Provi- 
dence & attested upon Engagement unto the abovesd will as 
Witnesses. / 

The 1 8** of September 1694 the Towne Councill of Provi- 
dence have Examined & do approve the aforesd will ; Attests 
Joseph Jencks Assistant Steven Arnold Assistant, Joseph 
Williams Assistant 

Recorded August yMs"" 1711 '^ Tho : Olney Clerk. 

Here ffoUoweth the Record of the last will & Testament of 
Alice Angell of Providence (deceased 

Be it knowne unto all People by these presents That I 
Alice Angell of the Towne of Providence in the Narraganset 
Bay in New England (widdow) being now very weake of Body 
but (through mercy) of sound & Perfect memory do make this 
to be my last will & Testament. I do give & bequeath unto 
my foure | daughters | (viz) Anphillis Smith, Deborah Sabeer, 
Alice Whipple and Margery Whipple all my weareing Apparrill 
both Woollen & linnen Equally to be devided amongst them. 



[84] 

& more over to my Daughter Deborah Sabeer I give one 
Chamber Pott & two wooden Trayes which formerly belonged 
to my son Hope, & also I give unto my daughter Alice 
Whipple one Trunke & a Deske which my mother gave to me; 

Jtem I do give & bequeath to my son James Angell five 
Pounds in money. 

Jtem All the Remainder of my goods not before dis- 
posed of I do give unto my Two sons (to witt) John Angell & 
James Angell Equally to be betweene them two devided ; And 
I do make ordaine & appoynt my son James Angell to be my 
Executor who shall see that my Body be decently buried and 
performe this my will according to my true Meaneing & intent 
therein, Jn witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand & seale 
the one & Twentyeth day of October Anno: One Thousand 
six hundred ninty & foure. 

And farther my will is, that Each of my foure daughters 
aforesd shall have so much of my Pewter as may be for a 
Remembrance of me. 

memorandum the three lines & the piece of line blotted out 
was allowed of by y^ Testator, it being something mistaken by 
the scribe & should not have been there. / 
Signed & Sealed in the presence of The mark of X Alice 

Tho: Olney Angell 

Nathaniell Waterman 

Epenetus Olney. / 

James Angell Executor to the Will on the other side of this 
Paper Written ; & Tho : Olney & Nathaniell Waterman & 
Epenetus Olney witnesses to the said will, have the 1.5"' day of 
Januarey 169I given Engagement unto the sd Will./ The sd 



[85 ] 

will hath the 15* day of Januarey 169-I been Examined by the 
Towne Councill of Providence. / 

Attests Tho : Olney Towne Clarke. / 
Recorded August yM8* 1711 f Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

Here foUoweth a Record of y" Jnventary of the Estate of 
y^ deceased Thomas Angell of Providence. 

The Jnventary of the Estate of y'' deceased Thomas Angell, 
Taken & made the 21 of Januarey 169^ 

as followeth. / lb s d 

A great Coate 01-15-00 

Jt 2 Cotten shirts 00-14-00 

Jt i Dowlas shirt 00-10-00 

Jt i old much worne fflannill shirt 00-03-06 

Jt A west coat & a 'p of Breeches 00-17-06 

[209] lb s d 

Jt A 'p of Drawers & 2 old Coates 00-09-00 

Jt i Hatt, old & out of fashon 00-03-00 

Jt 2 ■§ of Old stockins 00-03-00 

Jt 2 yardes of homespun Raw Cloath 00-08-00 

Jt T more old Cloathes little worth 00-01-06 

Jt i ^ of New shooes & a '^ of very old ones 00-05-06 

Jt 3 old Bolsters, not fethers, & 2 pillowes & an ) qo-iS-oo 

old straw bed i 

Jt A very old flock bedd much worne & light 00-12-00 

I a fether bed & bolster 03-00-00I 

Jt A ff ether bed & boulster 03-00-00 

Jt An old Boulster & 3 old Pillowes 00-08-00 

Jt i 'p of Cotten & linnen sheetes, & one 'p of 1 Q]-_jg_QQ 

all linnen sheetes ) 



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4 f of Tow sheetes 02-00-00 
i shirt, old 00-03-06 
i ^ of fine Pillow beers 00-08-00 

5 Pillow beers 00-15-00 
5 Napkins 00-05-00 
4 Towells & a small Table cloath 00-05-00 

2 Pillow beeres 00-06-00 
^ of Blancketts 01-10-00 
"fj of Dutch Blancketts 02-00-00 
Rugg called a smooth Rugg 01-10-00 
Coverlidd 01-10-00 
f of Old Blanketts 00-15-00 
old worne out Rugg 00-05-00 

3 old linnen Cloths that things were wrapt in 00-05-00 
3, old Blanketts 00-07-00 
2 Basens & a Pewter Platter 00-12-00 
2 Chamber Potts 00-08-00 

1 leakey 2 pint Potts old & i halfe pint pott 00-06-06 

2 old Pewter small dishes, 2 Poringers, 2 spoones 00-05-08 

An old small Bason & Porringers, sausers & 2 ) 

o ' V 00-02-00 

old spoons ) 

28-02-08 



Jt 2 old Bell mettle Possnetts, a Brass Candle ) _ 

stick a Brass Morter & Pestle j °^^5-oo 

Tt An old Brass Chafeing dish & a Brass skillettl 

f 4- p 4. u^ r 00-02-00 

no frame, worne out & patcht j 

Jt 4 Jndian woodden dishes, 2 Trayes & a boule 00-08-00 
Jt i Old Turned boule, a dish, a platter & a skim 1 

dish • 1 00-01-00 



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Jt 


3 old brail Kittells, little better then old Brass 


01-00-00 


Jt 


i old lanthorne & a kallebash bottle 


00-02-00 


Jt 


i old Runlett 


00-00-06 


Jt 


i old Earthern Pott a Pann & small dish 


00-01-00 


Jt 


i small Jron Pott & small old Jron Kettle 


00-10-00 


Jt 


i ffrying Pann 


00-04-00 


Jt 


i old warmeing Pann 


00-06-00 


Jt 


i Tramill & an eetch hooke, an old Grid Jron, 


1 




a ^ of Pot hookes, a '^ of Tongs, a slice 


> 00-11-00 




handle, & a spitt & '^ of bellowes 


1 


Jt 


6 Glass Pint bottells 


00-02-00 


Jt 


4 long neckt Glass bottels 


00-02-00 


Jt 


3 Old spoones 


00-00-06 


Jt 


An old lookeing Glass 


00-01-06 


Jt 


2 Pokett handkercheifs 3 Neckcloaths 


00-10-00 


Jt 


2 Callico Neckcloaths 


00-02-00 


Jt 


7 linnen Capps 


00-04-00 


Jt 


i Pillow beere 


00-02-00 


Jt 


3 beddsteds 


01-00-00 


Jt 


3 chests & a box & another box with drawers 


02-02-00 


Jt 


1000 of Pinns 


00-02-00 


Jt 


5 chaires 


00-12-00 


Jt 


Old Tubbs & such lumber 


00-05-00 


Jt 


i old draught Chaine 


00-05-00 


Jt 


Jn money 


05-00-00 


Jt 


A Table 


00-10-00 


Jt 


A Jount forme 


00-04-00 


Jt 


A settle 

The sum Totall, Errors Excepted, amounts to 


00-06-00 




15-10-06 



43-13-04 



[ 88 ] 

This abovesd Jnventarey is a true & just apprisall of y" Estate 
of sd Thomas Angell of what was brought to our vew: Taken 
& made the day & yeare abovesd by us Nathaniell Waterman, 
Tho: Olney:/ The 1 2^ of ffebruarey idg^X^, James Angell 
Executor to y" last will of y^ deceased Tho : Angell hath made 
Oath to the trueth of sd Jnventary above written, & also Tho : 
Olney & nath": waterman./ Recorded August y" 20"* 171 1 : 
f Tho : Olney Clerk./ 

[210] Here followeth y'^ Record of the Jnventary of the 
Estate of y^ deceased Alice Angell of Providence. 

The Jnventary of the Estate of y" deceased Alice Angell ; 
Taken & made January y'^ 21 : 169I. / 
mprimis, weareing Apparrill. / lb s d 

7 white linnen -square Neckcloathes 00-14-00 

2 blue neckcloathes 00-03-00 

3 Capps 00-05-00 

8 Capps & Coyfes, white linnen 00-08-00 
6 head dressings & four Cross Cloathes 00-10-00 

4 ^ of Gloves & a Poket handkercherf 00-05-00 

Other small weareing linnen old & worne 00-10-00 

2 blue Aprons, i Greene apron, & one home- ) o 

^ r- ' V 00—10-00 

spun one J 

2 wast Coats • 00-12-00 

3 Petty Coates 01-17-06 

2 fine shifts & 2 old ones 01-04-00 

sevrall other Coats, i IS of bodyesses & other ) 
/I ■,, , T o , r 01-10-00 

Apparrill old & much worne j 

i ^ of new stockins & other old stokins & shooes 00-06-00 

5 Pounds in Money 05-00-00 



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A Trunke & a Deske 

3 Old bolsters, not fathers, 2 pillowes, & an old 
straw bedd 

A very old flock bedd much Worne & light 

A ffether bed & bolster 

A ffether bed & bolster 

An old bolster & 3 old Pillowes 

i 'p of Gotten linnen sheets, & i ^ of all lin- 

nen sheets 

4 ^ of Tow sheets 

i 'p of fine Pillow beers 

5 Pillow beers 
5 Napkins 

4 Towells & a small Table Cloath 

2 Pillow beers 

^ of Blancketts 
% dutch Blancketts 
Rugg Called a smooth Rugg 
Coverlidd 

^ of old Blancketts 
i old worne out Rugg 

3 old linnen Cloathes that things were wrapt in 
3 old Blanketts 



o- I 0-00 
00-18-00 

00-12-00 
03-00-00 
03-00-00 
00-08-00 

01-16-00 

02-00-00 
00-08-00 
00-15-00 
00-05-00 
00-05-00 
00-06-00 
01-10-00 
02-00-00 
01-10-00 
oi-io-oo 
00-15-00 
00-05-00 
00-05-00 
00-07-00 

35-07-06 



2 basens & a Pewter Platter 00-12-00 

2 Chamber potts 00-08-00 

i leakey quart pot, 2 pint pots old, & i halfe ) qq_o5_o5 
pint pott I 

Jt 2 old Pewter small dishes, 2 Poringers, 2 spoones 00-05-08 



C9o] 



Jt An old small bason & Porringers a saucer & 
2 old spoons 

2 small old Bell Mettle posnetts, a brass Candle- 
stick a brass morter & Pestle 
An old brass Chafeing dish & a brass skillet, 
no frame, worne out & Patch t 
4 Jndian woodden dishes, 2 Trayes & a boul 
i old Turned boul, a dish, a platter & a skim dish 
i old Lantheron & a kallebash bottle 
i old Runlet 
i old Earthen pot, a Pann & small dish 

3 old brass Kittles, little better than old brass 
i small Jron Pott & small | old | Jron Kittle 
i ffrying Pann 
i old warming pan 

i Tramill, an Eech hooke, an old Grid Jron, a 
■p of Pott hookes, a ^ of Tongs, a slice han- 
dle & a spitt & f of bellows 
6 Glass pint bottles 

4 long necked bottles of Glass 
3 old spoones 
An old lookeing Glass 
i Pillo beere 

[211] 

Jt 3 bedd steds 

Jt 3 Chests, a box, & another box with drawers 

Jt looo of Pinns 

Jt 5 Chaires 

Jt Old Tubbs & such Lumber 

Jt A Table 



Jt 

Jt 

Jt 
Jt 
Jt 
Jt 
Jt 
Jt 
Jt 
Jt 
Jt 
Jt 



Jt 
Jt 
Jt 
Jt 
Jt 



00-02-00 
00-15-00 

00-02-00 

00-08-00 
00-01-00 
00-02-00 
00-00-06 
00-01-00 
01-00-00 
00-10-00 
00-04-00 
00-06-00 

00-11-00 

00-02-00 

00-02-00 

00-00-06 

00-01-06 

00-02-00 

lb S d 

01-00-00 

02-02-00 

00-02-00 

00-12-00 

00-05-00 

00-10-00 



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Jt A'Joynt forme 00-04-00 

Jt A settle 00-06-00 

10-17-08 

The sum Totall, Errors Excepted, amounts to 46-05-02 

The abovesd Jnventarey is a just appriseall of y® Estate of 
sd Alice Angell ; of what was brought to our vew, Taken & 
Made y* day & yeare abovesd by us Tho : Olney, Nathaniell 
Waterman. The 1 2*^ day of ff ebruary 169I James Angell the 
Executor of the deceased Alice Angell hath made oath to the 
truth of y' Jnventary above, written; And also Tho: Olney & 
Nathaniell Waterman. / 

Recorded August y^ 21 : 171 1 ^ Tho: Olney Clerk. 

Here foUoweth the Record of y^ last will, and Testament of 
Benjamin Hearnden of this Towne of Providence who departed 
this life y*" iS"" day of Aprill Anno : 1694. / 

I Benjamin Hearnden | of y^ Towne | of Providence in the 
Narragansett Bay in New England being very sick & weake of 
Pody, but yet through Mercy of perfect Memory do make this 
my last will & Testament ; hereby Revokeing, makeing Null 
& voyd all & Every former will by me at any time Made 
Either by Word or writeing, & this will only to stand in force, 

My will is that my two sonnes Benjamin and John shall have 
all my lands & Meaddow lieing and being on the south side of 
the River Called Westquadomesett brooke to be Equally 
devided betweene them & to be unto them & their Heirs & 
Assignes for ever, but their mother to have the vse thereof 
until! they come to y^ age of Twenty & one yeares ; And that 
my dwelling house & out houseing & all my lands on y'= north 



[92 ] 

side of y^ said River shall be unto my Wife Liddea Hearnden 
for & duiring the terme of her naturall life, and after her 
decease all the said lands & house & all my Common shall be 
equally devided betweene my aforesaid two sonnes to be unto 
them their Heirs & Assignes for ever. 

I do also give & bequeath unto My three daughters Dorothy, 
Liddea & Elizabeth six sheepe to be delivered to them, Each 
of them two, or two unto Each by my Executrix hereafter 
Named at the day of Marriage or at twenty & one yeares of 
age which first Cometh. 

And that my Will is that my loveing wife Liddea Hearnden 
shall have all my Moveable Estate ; all my goods of all sorts, 
& all my Cattell of all sorts whatever, & all chattells that are 
mine to be her owne to dispose thereof as shee shall see Cause ; 
And I do Comitt all my Children to my said wife to take the 
Care of for their bringing upp & disposeing of. / 

And I do make & appoynt my said wife to be my Execu- 
trix unto whome I do give all my debts, & shee shall pay all 
my debts & see my body decently buried : Jn [212] J" Wit- 
ness whereof I do hereunto set my hand & seale the seven- 
teenth day of Aprill Anno: 1694. 

Signed & Sealed in y^ J The mark of X 
presence of Tho : Olney, i Benjamin Hearnden 
John Whipple ( 

Samuell Whipple. j The 30"" of May 1694 this will was 

by y^ Towne Councill of Provi- 
dence Examined and Approved, 
Attests Tho : Olney Towne Clerk. / 
Recorded November y^ a""* 1711 : ^ Tho: Olney Clerk. / 




[93 ] 

Here followeth a Record of y^ Jnventarey of y^ deceased 
Benjamin Hearndens Estate. / 

The Estate of Benjamin Hearnden who deceased y" i8"' Day 



of 


May 1694. / 




lb s d 


Jm 


primis, 2 Oxen, 2 Cowes/foure 3 yeare 


old Cattell, 




One Calfe & Two Heifers 




15-15-00 




One horse 




01-10-00 




11 old sheepe & 10 lambs 




02-06-00 




A Cart & Teame Tackling 




02-18-00 




A Sith & Tackling 




00-04-00 




Three small swine 


. 


00-12-00 




One Axe & Carpenters Tooles 




01-00-00 




Household Goods 




03-10-00 




Boytle & wedges & a hoe 




00-05-00 




weareing Apparrill 


Totall 


01-00-00 




2Q-00-00 



if no mistake in makeing up 
This Jnventarey was taken & made y" day & yeare abovesd 
by us william Hearnden 

The mark of X John Hearnden./ 
Moreover 2 Gunns before omitted 02-00-00 

This Jnventarey hath y^ 30*'' of May 1694 been by y^ Town- 
cill Examined ; The Executrix to the last will & Testament of 
Ben : Hearnden upon Engagem* : before y° Councill declar- 
eth, y* if anything more of y^ said Estate do at any time Come 
to be knowne by her it shall be brought forth & Added to y" 
Jnventarey : Attests Tho : Olney 

Towne Clerk of Providence. / 
Recorded ffebruarey y^ 13"* 1711/12 'p Tho: Olney, Clerk 



[ 94 1 

Vpon the 25* day of March 171 2 the last will & Testament 
of William whipple of this Towne of Providence (deceased) 
was Exhibitted to the Towne Councill & was by them Exam- 
ined & Proved ; The Record of sd will is as followeth. / 

Jn the name of God Amen, I William Whipple of the Towne 
of Providence in her Majestyes Coloney of Road Jsland & 
Providence Plantations in new England, being weake in body 
yet by the Blessing of God of sound & perfect memory ; And 
I knowing that all | men | are subject to Mortallitye, and not 
knowing how soone it may please God to Remove me out of 
this life, I do make this my last Will & Testament, hereby 
makeing voyd all former Wills by me made either by Word or 
writeing & this only to stand in force as my last will & Testa- 
ment. / 

fifirst I bequeath my spirit to God that gave it and my body 
to the Earth to be desently buried at the descretion of my 
Executor hereafter Named, 

secondly I Give to my Loving son william whipple all 
my lands & house & improvements whatsoever ; hee paying 
such Legacies as I shall obleidge him to ; Thirdly I give to 
my [213] "^y loveing son Seth Whipple Thirty Pounds, to 
be paid to him after he shall attaine to the age of one & 
twenty yeares, to be payd by my Executor as he shall be able, 
ffourthly, I Give to my loveing Daughter Mary Sprague Ten 
pounds to be paid to her by my Executor as my Executor 
shall be able, which Ten Pounds is besides what I have already 
given to her, which is one Cow & Calfe & Eight Sheepe & 
Eight lambs, besides what household stuff I have already 
given to her: 

ffiftly, my Will is that my son william Whiple shall main- 



[95 ] 

taine his loveing Mother mary whiple my wife with all such 
n'essecary things as shee shall have Ocation for duireing her 
Naturall life ; And if shee see cause to dwell with Either of 
my other Children then my said son william shall allow to his 
sister or brother where my loveing wife shall make her aboad 
according to her Nessesity, & his Ability. Sixtly I Constitute 
& Appoynt my loveing son william Whipple my Executor to 
Execute my last will & Testament, to pay all my just Debts, 
& Receive all my just debts, and to se my Body desently 
buried ; And in Confirmation of this my last Will & Testa- 
ment I have hereunto set my hand & seale this Twenty & 
Seventh day of ffebruarey in the yeare of our Lord one Thou- 
sand Seven hundred & Eleven or Twelve And Eleventh yeare 
of the Reign of Our Sovereig|n| Lady Anne, by the Grac^ of 
God Queene of Great Brittan. / 
Signed, Sealed, published William X Whipple 
and declared in the presence his marke 

of us Job Whipple 
Thomas X Hopkins 

his mark 
william Hopkins 

vpon the Twenty & fifth day of March Anno, Domini : One 
Thousand seven hundred & Twelve the above Written Will 
was by the Towne Councill of Providence Examined & by 
them Approved: The Executor in sd will named, & the wit- 
nesses unto said will annexed haveing before the Councill 
made Oath thereunto 

Attests Tho : Olney, Clerk. / 
Recorded March y" 28* 171 2; f Tho: Olney, Clerk. 



13 



[96] 

Here folio weth the Record of the Jnventary of the Estate 
of the deceased William Whipple of the Towiie of Provi- 
dence, who departed this life march y" 9*'' Anno: ly^l-: 

An Jnventary of y^ Estate of william Whipple who deceased 

march the 9*: iy{^ Taken by the subscribers under written 

the fifteenth day of March 17^2 lb s d 

To weareing Apparrill woolen & linnen 04-04-00 

To two Gunns, one at 24^ the other bell mossell at 25' 02-09-00 

To shooes & stockins 7^ to one small bed & furni- ] ^ 

,K r 06-04-09 

ture 5'" 17-09 i ^ 

To two beds & furniture belonsfinsf thereunto at] , 

T-- 1 1 1 -n- o . • } 16-07-00 

rLight pounds 3 shillings & six pence a piece j 

To Thirty pound of woollen varne at ■?"' ; and 12] 

, r^ 1- , = > 03-12-00 

pound 01 Coverlid yarne 12 j 

To worsted yarne I4^ to Cotton & wooll Cloath 20^ 1 

, , 1 , T > 02-04-00 

to two sheets 10^ J 

To Cotten & linnen Cloath 6^ 9"^, to one Chest 5^ | „ 

to sheeps wooll 6' 6^ j °°~^ ~°^ 

To ten pound fethers I5^ to flax 8^ to lather 2^ 6"* 01-05-06 
To Grain, English Graine 3"" 4' 9"*, to brass fifty ) 

shillings | 5 4 9 

To Jron Potts & kettells & frying panns 03-09-09 

[214] To And Jrons two paire 26^ to Grid Jron ) 

& slice and Tongs & Tramills 17^ j 

To saddles & Pannell 25', & two bridles 2^ to ) 

sledges and Axe 8^ J 

To Old Jron tooles 26' 2^, to horse tackling 12' 6\] 

, , . . y 02-015-08 

to chaine 7" J 

To two Jron Staples & Rings f, to Cart & wheeles ) 

12= Grindstone 6^ ]- 01-05-00 



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To beetle & wedges 3' 6^ to Pewter 28' 6^ to books 6" 01-18-00 

To old lumber 34', to two wheeles 8' to Chairs 4' ) , 

<- T 1, s r 02-16-00 

to lobacco 10 J 

To Sith & Tacklin io=, to meat & butter 2"' 14= to) 

Indian Corhe 2"= J °^ °^ °° 

To boards 6^ to two Oxen o"', to five Cowes i ■;"' I , 

, , , ' , ^ ' ^ } 26-01-00 

to heiers 35 j 

To yearelings, 3"^, to 3 maares 5'^ to four swine 32^ 09-12-00 

To twenty seven sheepe at six shillings apiece 08-02-00 

Additon to Eleven yards ^ bedd ticking a 5^ a yard 02-17-06 

To two Razors 2' 6*, lookeing Glass 00-03-00 

To Plough Jrons 6^ one Jron Barr 7'' 00-13-00 

sun Totall 1 10-14-02 
Valentine Whittman 
Edward Smith 
Anthony Sprague 
The Apprisers of the Estate of the deceased William 
Whipple of the Towne of Providence whose names are annexed 
to the above written Jnventary came upon the 25*'' day of 
March Anno Domini: 171 2 before the Towne Councill of 
Providence, & did upon their oath declare that what is Con- 
tained in the written Jnventary above Exp rest is a faire & just 
apprisall to the best of their vnderstanding of all the things w'^'' 
were brought forth to their vew : 

The Twenty fifth of March 171 2 William Whipple the son 
of the aforesd deceased William Whipple did also appeare 
before the aforesaid Towne Councill & as he was Executor to 
the last, will & Testament of his said deceased ffather did 
upon oath declare that what was Contained in the above writ- 
ten Jnventary was the full & whole of his sd deceased ffather 



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his Moveable Estate so farr as he knew, & if any more at any 
time do Come to his knowledge it shall be brough forth & 
Added to this Jnventary 

This above written Jnventary haveing been by the Councill 
Examined is by the Councill Alowed. / 

Attests Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

The above written Jnventary is Recorded in Providence 
Towne | Councill | bo]o|ke this booke | it | being Recorded 
part on the other side of this leafe & part on this side of y^ 
leafe. 

Recorded march y^ 31 : 171 2. '^ Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

Here followeth the Record of the letter of Administration 
to William Whipple to Administer on the Estate of his 
deceased father William Whipple, he being Executor to his sd 
father by his last will & Testament beareing date the 27* day 
of februarey 1 7^ : 

whereas William Whipple of this Towne of Providence in 
the Coloney of Rhoade Jsland & Providence Plantations 
in the Narragansett Bay in New England departed this life 
the Ninth day [215] day of March 17II: And by his last 
Will & Testament bearing date the 27* day of ffebruary in 
the yeare of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred & Eleven 
or twelve he Constituted made & apoynted you William 
Whijaple his son to be his Executor to Execute & performe 
his said Will ; And the said Will haveing been Exhibeted to 
the Towne Councell of said Providence and by them been 
Examined & Proved : the Jnventarey of his Estate also by 
them haveing been Examined & Allowed, and you haveing 
already given bond to the Councill ; The Towne Councell of 




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said Providence Do therefore now by these presents comitt 
unto you the full Power of Administration on the Estate of 
your said deceased ffather (so farr forth as the law doth us 
impower ;) on the said Estate for you the said William Whipple, 
son & Executor of the aforesaid deceased William Whipple, to 
Administer and faithfully to performe your Administration 
thereon in all poynts & perticulars legally according as the law 
Requires an Executor to do ; And Execute your said father 
his sd Will according to the true meaneing & intent thereof ; 
Dated Aprill the la**" By order of the Councell & on 

1 7 1 2 their behalfe 

Tho : Olney Clerk : 
Recorded Aprill y^ 14*^: 171 2: f Tho: Olney Clerk. 

Aprill the 22°"* 171 2 Richard Waterman the son of the 
deceased Nathaniell Waterman of this Towne of Providence 
presented unto the Towne Councell of sd Providence the last 
will of his sd deceased father for their Examination thereof; 
The said Councill haveing Examined the same, the three wit- 
nesses unto the sd will haveing before the Councill made Oath 
thereunto the Councill approved thereof; the Record of the 
sd will is as followeth : 

I Nath" : Waterman of Providence in the Colony of Rhod 
Jsland being sick & weake of Body but throug|h| mercy of 
sound & perfect memory & calling to mind my Mortallity do 
make this my last will and Testament. 

Jmprimis ; I Give to my loveing Grandsons the two Zuriell 
Watermans all my lands in the Place called Wesquenoid in 
the Colony aforesd to be Equally devided betwixt them my two 
sd Grandsons (viz) Zuriell Waterman son of my son Richard 



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Waterman, and Zuriell Waterman son of my son Nath" : 
Waterman ; and the said lands to be to the only Proper vse & 
behoofe of my aforesd Grand sones their Heirs & Assignes for 
Ever; 

Jtem, I Give to my son Richard Waterman Twenty acres 
of land to be taken up on the Easterne side of the seven mile 
line in sd Providence for allowance of lands y' Providence 
men have taken up within Pautuxet lands, the said Twenty 
acres of land to be to him my said son Richard Waterman his 
Heirs & Assign|e|s forever. 

Jtem I Give to my son Benjamin Waterman all the Remaine- 
ing part of that my lands that is to be taken up in my Right 
according to the agreement of the men of Pautuxett & the Men 
of Providence ; the said lands to be to my said son Benjamin 
Waterman his Heirs & Assignes forever. 

But as to all my lands in Pautuxett, I have intended that it 
shall be to my son Nath" : Waterman his Heirs & Assignes 
for Ever; But Provided he Enjoyes & Possesses said lands 
without much Trouble or charge, that then he shall alow his 
Brother Benjamin Waterman a quantetye of said land as he 
the said Nathaniell waterman shall thinke fitt to be unto my 
said son Benjamin Waterman his heirs and Assign es for Ever ; 
Jn witness, and for confirmation of the [216] the above writ- 
ten I have hereunto set my hand and scale this Twenty second 
day of March Anno : One Thousand seven hundred and Eleven 
or twelve. 

Signed Sealed & published, his 

in presence of us Nath": X Waterman 

William Smith marke 

Job Whipple 

William Crauford, 



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On the back side of the paper whereon the aforesd Will is 
written, it is Endorsed as followeth. Aprill the 22"'' 171 2; 
The will on the other side of this paper written was by 
Richard Waterman presented unto the Towne Councill of 
Providence for Examination, and was by them Examined and 
approved : The three witnesses to sd will haveing all made 
Oath before the Councell thereunto ; 

Attests Tho : Olney Clerk. / 
Recorded Aprill y" 23"^ 171 2 f Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

Aprill the 22""^ 171 2 Richard Waterman the son of the 
deceased Nathaniell Waterman, at the Towne Councell of 
Providence meeting presented to the Councill the Jnventary 
of his sd father Nathaniell waterman of said Providence his 
Estate, for the Council? Examination thereof ; The said 
Richard Waterman haveing upon Oath before the Councill 
declared that the sd Jnventary Contained all & whole the 
Estate of his said deceased ffather that he knew of (as to 
moveables) and if any more at any time should Come to his 
knowledge it should be added to sd Jnventary The Apprisers 
also haveing made oath that they had made a true apriseall, 
to the best of their understanding of what was brough to their 
vew; The Councell haveing Examined the same Allowed the 
sd Jnventary, and Comitted the Administration of y^ said 
Estate unto the said Richard waterman ; And did order & 
appoynt Tho : Olney the Clerk, on the Councells behalfe to 
take bond of the said Richard waterman as to his Adminis- 
tration, and on the Councells behalfe to signe & seale to him a 
letter of Administration : 

The Record of the said Jnventary is as followeth. / 



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The Jnventary of the Estate of M' Nathaniell Waterman of 
Providence in the Colony of Road Jsland and Providence 
Plantations in New England (deceased) Who departed this 
life the Twenty Third day of in the yeare of our Lord one 
Thousand seven hundred and Eleven or twelve:/ lb s d 
Jmprimis, To his Weareing Apparrill 12-00-00 

To two feather beds & furniture 20-00-00 

To 5 yardes of sarge & a yard & ^ of silk 01-17-00 

To two small pieces of fine linnen & some Table linnen 00-18-00 
To a small Compas Diall 00-01-06 

To some small Jmplements, as small boxes, &c. 00-03-00 

To Pewter 04-16-00 

To an old bedd & bedding 03-00-00 

To brass, Jron & Tinn 09-10-00 

To shott Moles, buUett Moles & two Trammills ) ^_ 

Three Jron Wedges and hammer & Gimblet J 
To an Old musket valued at 6^ 00-06-00 

To lether 02-16-00 

To five sheets, 6 napkins & two Pillow beares 01-17-00 

To More bedding 01-10-00 

To one side of Tanned leather 00-06-00 

To Thirty four bushells of Barly, or there abouts 04-00-00 
To ffiax & hempe 00-14-00 

To Oates and Rye 02-00-00 

To Jndian Corne 11-00-00 

To Carts, Plough, & Plough Tackling 04-10-00 

To severall sorts of Tooles 01-18-00 

To Raw hides and sheepe skins 01-04-00 

To an Jron Barr, Bells, Hoes, & old Jron 01-00-00 

To a Barrill and halfe of Porke 04-10-00 



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To a barrill and halfe of Biefe 03-00-00 

To Butter & Tallow 00-18-00 

To Earthen waare & a frying pan, & wooden dishes 1 ^ 

& Trayes j 

To Chests and Boxes 02-10-00 

To Tables, Chaires, & old Lumber 01-00-00 

To Bookes 01-08-00 

To three Barrills of sidar 01-10-00 

To Neat Cattle 63-14-00 

To one hundred of sheepe 30-00-00 

To horse kind 20-15-00 

To money 103-01-06 

To mortgage Bonds and bills 688-12-04 

To Booke debts 07-04-03 

[217] lb s d 

To stilliards sheepe sheares & Tobacco 02-00-00 

To foure small swine 02-00-00 

the above written is a true apprisall of what was 
brought before us ; Taken this 15"" day of Aprill 1712 : 
Totall sum. Errors Excepted, 1019-03-07 

The Jnventarey | written | on the William Hopkins 
other side | & on this side | of this Richard Browne;/ 
Paper was on the 22°'* day of Aprill 171 2 at a Towne Coun- 
cill of Providence meeting, by the Councell Examined and 
Allowed, 

Attests Tho : Olney Clerk ; 
Recorded Aprill the 2 3"* 171 2 f Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

Whereas Nathaniell Waterman of Providence in the Colony 
of Roade Jsland & Providence Plantations in the Narranganset 
14 



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Bay in New England departed this life the 23"* day of March 
in the yeare ly^ and leaving a Considerable Moveable Estate 
behind him, but not ordaineing or Appoynting any Executor 
to performe what the law Requires on said Estate, whereby it 
fell to be the care of the Towne Councell of said Providence 
to inspect the matter & order Concerning the same ; And 
Whereas you Richard Waterman son of the said deceased 
Nathaniell Waterman are free to take Administration thereon 
& give bond for the true performance thereof : wee Joseph 
Jenckes Assistant, and Thomas ffenner Assistant, together 
with all the rest of the Now Towne Councill of said Provi- 
dence, do now by these presents fully Comitt unto you the 
said Richard Waterman the Whole Power of Administration 
on the said Estate of your said deceased father (so farr forth 
as the law doth us impower,) on the same for you to Adminis- 
ter, act, do & performe legally in all perticulars according as 
the law doth Require an Administrator to do ; And to Render 
an account of your proceeds & acting therein unto the Coun- 
cill when by them Required : By order of y^ Councell & on 
their behalfe, Tho : Olney, Clerk. J»^ 

dated April y^ 22°^ 171 2 ^ 

At a Towne Councill meeteing may y' 2n'* 1712 : 
Whereas William Randall of this Towne of Providence 
departed this life Aprill y* 11"' 1712 ; his son william Randall 
the 2n'^ day of may 171 2 preferred an Jnventary of his sd 
deceased father his Estate unto the Councell for Examination, 
the said william Randall who preferred sd Jnventary haveing 
made oath to sd Jnventary; william sprague & Ebenezer 
sprague also haveing as apprisers made oath also ; The Coun- 
cill haveing Examined sd Jnventary do allow it. 



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William Randall the son of y" sd deceased will*" Randall 
haveing desired Administration on his sd father his Estate 
(his father dying infested, and the widdow did not appeare) 
the administration on sd Estate to him is Granted: 
The Record of sd Jnventary is as foUoweth. 
This Jnventary was taken of the Goods & Moveable Estate 
that was William Randalls of Providence, who deceased on the 
Eleventh day of Aprill 1712. lb s d 

mprimis, his Purse & Apparrill 03-05-00 

t To, one fether bedd w* bedding and beddstead 05-00-00 
t To one Trunke & a paire Jack Boots 00-10-00 

t To one Gunn, a quart Pott & Glass Bottle 01-00-00 

t To one Jron Trammill & one Auger, & chesell 00-09-00 
t To one sive, pann & Tongs & two Old spades 00-07-06 
t To old hoops & boxes for Cart wheels & one 



„, • ( 01-03-00 

Chaire ) 

t To one Chaine & two Clevises & Clevis Pinns 00- 1 i-oo 
t To one Old saddle & old lumber 00-14-00 

t To one Old Cart Rope & a Rule to measure 1 

Timber I °°-°3-°° 

t To one Grind stone 00-15-00 

t To nine sheepe & a halfe & five lambs & a halfe 03-00-00 

t To one bell & a old wheel e & Pitchforke & ) 

, , } 00-09-00 

hand saw J 

Jt To one Post Axe two wedges 00-02-06 

The abovesaid Estate was apprised the Thirtyeth 
day of Aprill 171 2 by william sprague & Ebenezer 
sprague of Providence. And what wee have apprised 
of said Estate amounts to 17-09-00 

May the 2"^ 171 2 William Sprague before the Councill made 
oath as an appriser to the abovesaid Jnventary; 



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Ebenezer Sprague Personally appeared at the house of 
[213] of M"" Thomas Olney in Providence and made Oath to 
the above Written Jnventary before me the subscriber and in 
the presence of the said M' Thomas Olney the 3*^ day of May 

Anno 1 71 2./ 

Richard Waterman, Justice. / 

Vpon the 2'^^ day of May 171 2, at Providence Towne Coun- 
cell meeteing the above written Jnventary was Examined & 
Allowed. 

William Randall son of the deceased William Randall have- 
ing before the Council upon his Engagement declared that the 
abovesaid Jnventarey Contained all the Estate of his said 
deceased father as he knew of, &: if more should Come to his 
knowledge it should be Added to sd Jnventary. 

At y" aforsd Councill Meeteing: Jt is by the Councill 
ordered that Tho: Olney Clerk shall on the Councill their 
behalfe take bond of sd Will" Randall & on the Councill 
behalfe signe & scale to him a letter of Administration : The 
meeteing is desolved : 

Recorded May the 5*'': 1712: f Tho: Olney Clerk 

Whereas William Randall of this Towne of Providence in 
y^ Colony of Roade Jsland & Providence Plantations departed 
this life y" Eleventh day of Aprill in this presant yeare 171 2 ; 
And dying intested whereby the Care of y" Administration on 
his Estate fell to the Towne Councill of sd Providence ; And 
you William Randall, son & Heire of the sd deceased William 
Randall, haveing desired the Administration thereon, & have- 
ing given bond for the just & true Administration : Wee 
Joseph Jenckes Assistant, And Thomas ffenner Assistant, 




[ I07 ] 

together with all the rest of the now Towne Councell of said 
Providence, Do now by these presents, Comitt unto you the 
said William Randall the Whole Power of Administration on 
the Moveable Estate of your said deceased ffather (so farr forth 
as the law doth us impower) on sd Estate to Administer, Act, 
do & legally to performe in all perticulars as the Lawes do 
require an Administrator to do ; and to render an account 
unto this Councell of your actings therein when by them 
Required. By order of the Councell, & on 

their behalfe. 
Dated may y* 6* : 171 2) Tho : Olney Clerk 

At a meeteing of the Towne Councell of Providence June 
the ly"" 1 71 2: This day Rachell Potter widdiow of the late 
deceased George Potter preferred an Jnventary of her said 
deceased husband George Potter his Estate to the Councill for 
their Examination thereof. The said Rachell Potter (widdow 
did upon her oath declare that the said Jnventary did con- 
taine all & whole the moveable Estate belonging to her said 
deceased husband George Potter, as shee knowes of ; And if any 
more at any time do come to her knowledge it shall be added 
to sd Jnvetarey ; Andrew Harris, Benjamin Congdon and 
Abell Potter the apprisers of y° sd deceassed George Potters 
Moveable Estate, did upon theire Engagement declare that the 
said Jnventarey was a faire & just appriseall of the moveable 
Estate of y^ sd deceased George Potter as to the best of theire 
vnderstanding of what was brought to their vew, or as what 
the know of; said Jnventarey is by the Councill Allowed; 
vpon the request of the said Rachell Potter (widdow of sd 
George Potter) Administration on y'^sd Estate is to sd widdow 
by y^ Councill Granted ; Ordered that Tho : Olney Clerk do 



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on the Councill their behalfe take bond of sd widdow for her 
true performance of Administration, on sd estate ; And also on 
the Councills behalfe to signe & seale he a letter of Adminis- 
tration : the Record of y® said Jnventarey is as foUoweth ; / 

An Jnventarey of y^ moveable Estate of George Potter 
deceased. lb s d 

Jmprimis; Weareing Cloathes 03-15-00 

It One yoake of Oxen, 2 Cowes, one Calfe & one ] , 
•' , •^ ' ' > 15-10-00 

horse J 

Jt One Old swine, 5 shoats & 5 Piggs 02-15-00 

Jt 12 sheepe & six lambs 03-12-00 

Jt One bed with bolster & Pillowes & other furni- ) „ 

■' > 02-18-00 

ture j 

Jt 17 Pound of sheeps WooU 00-15-00 

Jt Ten Bushells of Corne & Eleven bushells of 



} 



, 02-00-00 
oates 

Jt One load & halfe of hay 01-00-00 

Jt 2 Axes, 2 hoes.& 2 old sithes, with some si the ) _ 

Tackling J. 

Jt one Jron Pott & a kittle, & a Gun & a paire ) _ 

of fire Trammills, with other old Jron J 

Jt one Pewter Platter & 4 Plates & a Tinn Drip- \ 

ping pan with other old Pewter & Tinn and > 00-15-00 

Earthen J 

[219] Jt Tobacco about 100"' & 12 pound of 1 >, o 

V.^t%fJ or- > 01-18-00 

yarne & a trymg pan J 

Jt one Chest & a small Trunke & 5 Chairs & ^ 

two Tables with other lumber & a small paire > 01-06-00 
of scales & weights J 

Jt 15 yards of Cloath at the fulling mill 01-02-00 



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Jt one fether bed with the furniture thereto) ^^ ^^ ^^ 
1 , . t 04-00-00 

belonging j 

Jt one Table Cloath, two Napkins & five Towles 00-08-00 

Sum totall amounts to 45-01-00 
This Appriseall was taken & made the 30"" day of may in 
the yeare 171 2 by us, Andrew Harris 

the marke of 
Benjamin X Congdon 
The marke of 

Abell X Potter 

Here followeth the Record of y" letter of Administratio)n' to 
Rachell Potter. 

Whereas George Potter belonging to this Towne of Provi- 
dence in the Colony of Roade Jsland & Providence planta- 
tions in new England departed this life the third day of May 
in this presant yeare 171 2, And dyeing intested whereby the 
Care of Administeration on his Estate fell to the Towne coun- 
cill of said Providence ; And you Rachell Potter, widdow of 
the said deceased George Potter havein desired the Adminis- 
tration thereon, & haveing Given bond for the just & true 
Administration thereupon ; Wee Joseph Jenckes Assistant & 
Thomas ffenner Assistant togethor With all the rest of the 
now Towne Councill of said Providence Do now by these 
presents Comitt unto you the said Rachell Potter the whole 
Power of Administeration on the moveable Estate of your 
said deceased husband (so farr forth as the law doth us 
impower) on the said Estate to Administer, act, do, & legally 
to performe in all Perticulars as the lawes do require an Admin- 



istrator to do ; and to Render an account to the Councill of 
your actings therein when by them Required. 
Dated June the 20"" 1712 : By order of the Councill 

Recorded June y^ 20* and on their behalfe 

1 7 1 2 f Tho : Olney, Clerk. / Tho : Olney Clerk. 

At a Councell meeteing June the 17* 1712 ; Rebekah Wil- 
liams, widdow of y" late deceased Daniell Williams Exhibited 
the Jnventary of her said deceased husband his estate for 
Examination & Allowance, it being taken & made the sixt day 
of June 171 2: vpon the said 17"' day of June, the said 
Rebekah Williams did upon her solemne Engagement before 
the Councell declare that the said Jnventarey did Containe all 
& whole the moveable Estate of her said deceased husband 
Daniell williams that shee knew of, & if at any time hereafter 
any more should come to her knowlede it should be brough 
and Added to the said Jnventarey ; The two apprisers 
(Namely) Resolved waterman & Malachy Roades also upon 
their Engagements solemnly did declare before the Councill, 
that the said Jnventarey | was | a true & faire appriseall 
according to the best of theire understanding of all the move- 
able Estate of sd Daniell williams which was brought to their 
vew, or which they knew of, the which sd Jnventarey after 
Examination, was by the Councill Alowed ; And Administra- 
tion on the said Estate Granted unto the widdow, the sd 
Rebekah Williams ; Ordered by the Councill That Tho Olney 
Clerk shall on y^ Councell their behalfe receive a bond from 
sd Rebekah williams for security as to her Administration ; 
And also on the Councills behalfe to signe seale & deliver to 
her a letter of Administration. 



[ I" J 

Here followeth the Record of y^ Jnventarey of the Estate 
of the deceased Daniell Williams, who departed this life the 
14"' day of may Anno: 1712. / 

An Jnventarey of the moveable Estate of Daniell williarhs 



deceased, late of Providence, 


lb s d 


Jmprimis; His weareing Apparrill 


10-00-00 


Jt To money & bills 


44-10-00 


Jt five bedds with the furniture 


36-00-00 


Jt Pewter 


03-10-00 


Jt Bookes 


03-op-oo 


[220] 


lb s d 


Jt Chests and Lumber 


03-10-00 


Jt Tables Chairs and Joynt stooles 


02-00-00 


Jt Brass Kittles, Jron Pots frieing pan & Tram- 
mells 


' I 07-04-00 


Jt Axes, hoes. Cart tackling & Plow 


02-10-00 


Jt Stilliards & other tooles 


01-04-00 


Jt Warming Pan & Earthen waare 


00-16-00 


Jt Jndian Corne & Rye 


06-00-00 


Jt Pork & Beefe 


04-00-00 


Jt Two Negro Children 


40-00-00 


Jt ffour Oxen 


18-00-00 


Jt Tenn Cowes 


30-00-00 


Jt Young Cattail 


07-00-00 


Jt One horse 


02-00-00 


Jt Sheepe and sheeps wooll 


14-00-00 


Jt six swine 


03-12-00 


Jt Tobacco 


04-00-00 


Jt A still 


06-00-00 


The sum totall 


248-16-00 



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this Aprizall was taken & made the sixt day of June in the 
yeare 171 2, by us Resolved Waterman 
Malachy Roades. / 

Recorded June the 21 : 171 2, 

f Tho : Olney, Clerk. / 

Here foUoweth the Record of the letter of Administration 
on the Estate of the deceased Daniell Williams. / 

Whereas Daniell Williams of the Towne of Providence in 
the Coloney of Roade Jsland & Providence plantations in 
New England departed this life the fourteenth day of May 
Anno: 171 2: And dyeing intested, whereby the Care of 
Administeration on his Estate fell to the Towne Councell of sd 
Providence ; And you Rebekah Williams widdow of the said 
deceased Daniell Williams haveing desired the Administration 
thereon, & haveing given bond for the true Administeration 
thereupon ; wee Joseph Jenckes Assistant & Thomas ffenner 
Assistant, together with all the Rest of the now Towne Coun- 
cill of said Providence, Do now by these presents Comitt unto 
you the said Rebekah Williams the whole Power of Adminis- 
tration on the moveable Estate of your sd deceased husband 
Daniell Williams (so farr forth as the law doth us impower,) 
on the said Estate to Administer, act, do, and legally to per- 
forme in all perticulars as the law doth Require an Adminis- 
trator to do ; And to Render an account to the Councell of 
your actings therein when by them Required. / 
Dated June y^ 23'''*: 1712. / By order of the Councill and on 
Recorded June y' 23'''*: 1712, their behalfe 
f Tho : Olney Clerk. / Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

At a Meeteing of the Towne Councill of Providence June 




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the 1 7"": 1712 : this day Will": Crawford presented | to | the 
Councill the last will & Testament of his deceased Mother 
ffreelove Crawford ; for their Examination : ; The sd will being 
Read in the Councill ; The said william Crawford being Exec- 
utor, upon his solomne Engagement declared the said will to 
be the last will & Testament of his said deceased Mother ; 
said will beareing date the twenty fourth day of May in the 
yeare one Thousand seven hundred & twelve ; John Arnold, 
John Whipple & John Yates jun' : then also appeared before 
the Councill & upon theer solemne Engagement did declare 
that they saw the said ffreelove Crawford signe the said Will ; 
The said William Crawford the same day also presented to the 
Councill an Jnventarey of the Estate of his sd mother & upon 
his solemne oath did declare that sd Jnventarey did Containe 
all & whole the moveable Estate of his sd mother that he 
knew of Excepting what was at sea, a venter which he did not 
know what was become of it untill he [221] he could 
Receive information, the which if more at any tin should 
come to his knowledge, it should be added to to sd Jnven- 
tary : william Hopkins & Richard browne who were the 
apprisers of sd Estate did also before the Councill the same 
day as is aforementioned solemnely declare that they had made 
a true appriseall according to the best of their vnderstanding 
of sd Estate of what was brought to theire vew. 

The aforsd Will being by the Councill Examined was by 
the Councill approved; And the sd Jnventa|r|ey Allow^ed : 
Jt is ordered by the Councill that Thomas olney Clerk, shall 
on y" Councills behalfe take bond of sd Will" Crawford, (to 
say) his owne bond, for the true & legall Administeration, on 
sd Estat and Executeing truely of said Will : Ordered by the 



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Couhcill that Tho : Olney Clerk do on the Councill their 
behalfe signe & seale a letter of Adminesteration & deliver it 
to sd William Crawford ; / 

Here followeth the Record of the last Will and Testament 
of Mris ffreelove Crawford who departed this life June the first 
day, 1 712. 

I ffreelove Crawford of Providence in the Coloney of Roade 
Jsland & Providence Plantations in New England (widdow) 
being weake of body but in sound & disposeing memory 
Praise be to God for the same ; Do make this my last will & 
Testament in manner & forme following: ffirst & principally 
I comitt my soule into the mercifull Hands of Almighty God 
my Creator, & my Body I Comitt to the Earth to be decently 
buired after the descression of my Executor hereinafter named ; 
And as to my worldly Estate I Give & bequeath as followeth. 
Jmprimis 

I Give & bequeath unto my son William Crawford his Heirs 
or Assignes all my part of the Sloope Dolphin, it being already 
Regestered in his name. 

Jtem I Give & bequeath unto my two sons, William Craw- 
ford and John Crawford all my Part of that sloope which is 
now in building by M"^ Nathaniell Browne of Rehoboth my 
part being foure eights, & the said foure Eights to be Carried 
on, finished & Rigged with my estate ; And be to the only 
Proper vse & behoofe of my aforesaid two sons Equaly their 
Heirs & Assignes forever. 

Jtem I Give & bequeath unto my aforesaid two sons 
William Crawford & John Crawford one hundred & Thirty 
seven Pounds a Piece, in Current money of New England or 



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merchantable shopp Goods, to be to them my aforesaid two 
sons their Heirs & Assignes forever. 

Jtem I Give unto my Daughter Anne Carr her Heirs or 
Assigne|s| one hundred Pounds of Current Money of New 
England, or Merchantable shopp Goods. 

Jtem I Give unto my Daughter Mary Crawford her Heirs 
or Assignes one hundred Pounds of Current Money of new 
England to be paid by my Executor unto my aforesaid daugh- 
ter Mary when shee Comes to the full age of twenty one yeares, 
or at the day of her Marriage, which shall first be. 

Jtem I Give unto my two Children namely John Crawford 
and Mary Crawford their Heirs & Assignes each of them a 
ffether bedd, but my Executor is ordered not to deliver them 
untill they my said Children attaine to the age of twenty one 
yeares, that is to say ; My aforesd son John at the age of 
twenty one yeares shall have a fether bed & furniture there- 
unto Compleat delivered to him by my Executor : And also 
my daughter mary at the age of Twenty one yeares, or upon 
the day of her Marriage, which shall first Come, shall have a 
fether bedd & furniture thereunto Compleat delivered her by 
my Executor. 

Jtem I Give to my two daughters Anne Carr & Mary 
Crawford the Remainder of all my household stuff to be 
Equally devided betwixt them my aforesd [222] aforesaid 
two daughters their Heirs or Assignes : But my will is that 
my daughter Mary' part be kept in the hands of my Executor 
untill shee attaine to y^ age of twenty one yeares or untill the 
day of her Marriage, which shall first bee ; And also my Will 
is that all the debts that have been Contracted by my son 
william Crawford, though Charged to him & in his name shall 
be paid out of my Estate, by Reason he dealt for me & brought 
the Proffitt to my Estate. 



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And also I do order that the hundred Pounds that I have 
Engaged to my son William Crawford be paid out of my 
Estate & in the spashue that I have ingaged it to be paid in ; 

Also my Will is, that my Executor shall Compleat the 
Legacyes appoynted in my husbands will. / 

Jtem ; I Give & bequeath vnto my foure Children namely 
William Crawford, Anne Carr & John Crawford & Mary Craw- 
ford the Residue of all my whole Estate that is not here before 
bequeathed and Given, after Debts, funerall Charges and other 
Expences duely paid ; the Remainder to be equally devided 
betwixt them my aforesaid foure, Children & to be to the 
only Proper vse of them their Heirs & Assignes forever. / 

Also I do appoynt my aforesaid son William Crawford sole 
Executor of this my last will & Testament. / 

And I do also appoynt my loveing Brother Thomas ffenner 
and my Cousin Richard Waterman jun": overseers to see that 
this my said will be performed vnto whose care I Comitt my 
daughter Mary Crawford, who are to appoynt a Place for her 
tuission & bringing up : And my said Executor shall be 
oblieged to Place her at such place as shall be appoynted by 
said overseers; Jn Wittness of all the above Written I do 
hereunto set my hand & scale, this twenty fourth day of May 
in the yeare of our Lord one Thousand seven hundred & 
twelve. / 

Signed Sealed and pronounced j Memorandum my son John 
in the presence of us, may have his bed now, if his 

John Arnold / brother William be willing. / 

John Whipple I the mark of 

John Yeats jun'' : / ffreelove X Crawford 

Recorded June y^ 25* 17 12 'p Tho: Olney Clerk. / 



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Here foUoweth the Record of the Jnventarey of the Estate 
of y*= deceased M"^ ffreelove Crawford. 

The Jnventarey of the Estate of M"^ ffreelove Crawford of 
Providence in y' Colony of Roade Jsland & Providence Planta- 
tions, in New England (Widdow) who departed this life the 



lb 



Blanketts ) 



first day of June anno: Dom' : 171 2. 

Jmprimis ; 

To her weareing Apparell 

To A fether bedd, Bolster, 2 Pillowes, 

and Rugg Curtaines & bed stead 
Chest, drawers & Carpitt 
To : 2 Truncks and frame 
To a old Case, 4 bottles & two Muggs 
To small Box, i Trunck & hatt case 
To 63 bookes, many being of small, value 
To Mufe & a cape & a cane 
To Box Jron, 3 old heaters & a Goose 
To a warmeing pan & pair a Tobacco Tongs 
To 5 knives in an Old Case : 4/0 
To 5 guns & lookeing Glass 
To baskits & barks ; 4 old shirts 

[223] 

To 1 1 Pillow Cases, 7 sheets, & 2 bolster Cases 

To Table linnen & Towells 

To i great Table, 3 fformes, pair hand Jrons a \ „,_<-,-.,_™-, 

great Chaire & two Cushins j 

To Candles box Glass & few pictures 00-05-00 

To 8 wooden Chaires, 6 lether, ditto, & a Table o3-<)3-oo 

To A fether bed, bolster, 2 pillows, bolster Case^ 

two Pillow Cases, pair sheets, Coverlid & bed- > 08-00-00 
sted J 



47-07-00 
1 2-00-00 

02-04-00 

00-18-00 

00-08-00 

01-10-00 

04-10-00 

01-03-00 

00-04-02 

00-12-06 

00-04-00 

09-06-00 

00-15-00 

lb s d 

03-14-00 

00-15-00 



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To Campene : bed sted ; i bed, 3 sheets ; bolster ) 
Coverlid & Curtains , j 

To Glass Case, 4 Pictures, i glass Jugg, & two glasses 00-14-00 
To Earthen Cupps, plates & bason 00-07-00 

To Cubbard & Carpitt & bolster Case 04-03-00 

To 14 Napkins & Table Cloath 01-04-00 

To some Child bedd linnen & a Table Carpit 01-19-00 

To 6 Pillow Cases, 2 bolster Cases & 3 sheets 03-16-00 

To 4 Window Curtains, Table Cloaths & Napkins 03-16-00 
To 3 chamber Potts & some old lumber oi-06-00 

To side saddle, .2 blankits, sheete & small Rugg 04-10-00 

To White suger, bookes & baskitts 02-05-00 

To Callico : bedd quilt, 02-05-00 

140 03 08 

To 5 Peuter Platters, & i Bason ; i Ale q** 02 05 00 

To 5 Platters, 5 basons, 10 Porrengers, 11 plates^ 

1 Alepint: 2 plate Rings; i Ale qu"^', and some > 03-19-00 

small Pewter. j 

To i Brass; 2 Iron Chafeing dishes; 2 brass; i Tinn ) 

. . > 02—05—00 

2 Jron Candle sticks, & some Tinn waare J 

To a Copper frying pan & 2 qu'*- pots & Jron fry- ) „_ 

ing pan j 

To 4 Brass kittles ; one brass bread pan ; 2 brass ) q 

skilletts & some small brass J 

To 4 Jron Potts; i Jron skillett, i spit & flesh fork 02-04-00 
To 4 Jron Tramills ; 2 paire Tongs & fire shovell oi-09-00 
To Jron dripping pan ; Earthen & stone Waare oi-i6-oo 

To wooden waare & 6 spoones 06-08-02 

To linnen & Woolen wheele, & few basketts 00-14-00 



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To some Neat Cattle 30-10-00 

To washing Tubb ; salt box beanes & sive 00-10-00 

To 5 horse kind 24-16-00 

To 16 sheepe & Two swine 04-18-00 

To Whet stones, Broomes & sheeps wooll 00-16-09 

To Lumber in the Garrett, & few fethers 01-10-00 

To Table linnen, Co|u|rse linnen & Woollen 00-15-00 

To A few fethers; 2 sives & some small lumber 01-11-00 

To Copperus, & whale bone, Tobacco & Tallow 02-07-06 

To Cheese, meat & butter 03-14-00 

To some Old lumber 00-16-00 

To 6400 hog^ : stuff : 6000; bar" stuff 23-16-00 

To Coopers Tooles & Lumber in y'' Coopers shopp 02-05-02 

To 200 bush; salt: 13, barr"^ biefe, 14 barr"^ pork ioo-00-00 

To shingles, maple plank: and befe fress 17-10-00 

To 10 barrills sider & som Great Caske 06-03-00 

To White & Pitch pine boards 02-15-00 

To silver Tankerd; salt seller: 2 porrengers and | ^ 

7 : spoones j 

To 2 brass doggs: 15' /o^: a table Trunck, Chest) 

&s o / ) I 02-01-00 

and baskitt J 

To 8 paire of sheetes Coverlidd & 3 Pillowes 09-10-00 

To wine, mallasses, biskett & old Caske 07-07-00 

To 2 Tunnills, i wine qu''': i Gimblett 00-03-00 

295-08-01 



To ioo, bush" oates: & bar": Tallow 12-10-00 

To Percell|a| Pease, Jndian & Rye Corne 03-11-00 

To fiflower, Tobacco & Hoggs Lard 13-13-00 



16 



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[224] lb s d 

To Redd wood, sibag, & some Corne & kash, bordl Qg_jQ_Qo 

nailes ■- ) 

To Weights, scales, blanket, Pailes & some wooll 03-11-00 
To Neats lether made & unmade and lumber 02-07-00 

To some Tooles for husbandry and a Boat 22-15-00 

To Gotten, sithes broad hoes, salt baggs & Deers \ 

leth|er| J 

To stilliards scales. Axes knitting Needles sickles 1 c>i-oa-o6 

sheepe sheares and bridle stars J 

To i wine and tw|o| dram Cupps of silver 02-06-00 

To Diapers, linnens, stuffs Pewter Nailes, hattsi ,8g_oA-o6 

and sundry other shopp Goods J 

To Gold X 2-1 7-06 

To Paper & silver Money 26-15-06 

To Bill: bonds & mortgage deeds 642-12-00 

947-oi-oo 

The Jnventarey which is Written on this Paper is a true 

Jnventarey of what was brought to our vew, according to the 

best of our vnderstanding ; Taken the 17: June: 171 2; by us 

William Hopkins 
Richard Browne. / 
Recorded June the 26"" 1712: ^ Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

Here followeth the Record ofy^ letter of Administeration to 
Willam Crawford. 

Whereas M"^ ffreelove Crawford of the Towne of Providence 
in the Coloney of Roade Jsland & Providence Plantations in 
New England (widdow) departed this life upon the first day 
of June in this presant yeare one thousand seven hundred & 



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twelve; And by her last will & Testament beareing date the 
twenty fourth day of may one Thousand seven hundred & 
twelve, 

Shee Ordained and appoynted her son William Crawford 
her Executor the said Will to Execute & performe ; And you 
the said William Crawford haveing presented the said Will to 
the Towne Councill of said Providence for the Examination 
thereof; And the said Councill haveing Examined the said will 
and the same approved ; And you haveing given bond for 
the I true & | legall Executeing thereof ; Wee Joseph Jenckes 
Assistant & Thomas ffenner Assistant together with all the 
Rest of the Now Towne Councell of said Providence ; Do 
now by these presents Comitt unto you the said William 
Crawford the full and whole Power of Administration on the 
Estate of your said deceased mother, on the same fully to 
Administer, & therein to act do & Proceede in all poynts and 
perticulars according as the law doth direct ; And to performe 
& Execute the said will according to the true Meaneing & 
intent thereof: And to Render an account of your acteings 
therein to the Councell when by them Required. 

By order of the Councell ; and on 

Dated June y^ 27*^; their behalfe 

1 71 2: Tho : Olney Clerk. 

Recorded June the 27*: 

1 71 2; f Tho: Olney Clerk./ 

Whereas Thomas Coopper of this Towne of Providence in 
the Coloney of Roade Jsland & Providence plantations in 
new England departed this life the sixt day of January i7{^; 
And upon the 17*-'' day of June 171 2: Hannah Cooper his 



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wife;- or to say his widdow, presented to the Councell the last 
will & Testament of her said deceased husband for their 
Examination thereof ; And the same day shee also did presento 
the Councill an Jnventarey of the said Thomas Coopper his 
Estate for their Examination & Allowance thereof ; The said 
will was the same day Examined; The widdow Hannah 
Cooper being by her said husband made Executrix to said 
will made oath unto it, And so also did John Guile, Daniel 
Abbot, Benjamin wight, & John, King, as witnesses; the others 
not being presant at the Councill ; The said will being by the 
Councell | examined | was by them approved./ The [225] 
the said Widdow Hannah Coopper also upon her solemn . 
Engagement before the Councell did declare that the said 
Jnventarey which shee presented to the Councill did containe 
all & whole the moveable Estate of her sd deceased husband 
Thomas Coopper that shee had any knowledge of ; & if at any 
time any more should Come to her knowledge it should be 
added to sd Jnventarey; The said Jnventary was taken & 
made the 1 2^ day of ffeburarey in y*" yeare 1 7^ : by the 
apprisers, Jo": King & sam": fisk The said Jnventarey was 
by y" Councell Examined and Allowed./ 

Here followeth the Record of Thomas Cooper his Will. 

Jn the name of God Amen; the 30*'' day of December 171 1 : 
I Thomas Coopper of Providence in New England, Husband- 
man being very sick & weake of body, but of Perfect mind & 
memory thanks being given unto God: Therefore calling unto 
mind the Mortality of my body & knowing that it is appoynted 
for all men once to dye. Do make & ordaine this My last Will 
and Testament ; That is to say Principaly & first of all I Give & 



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Recomend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it, & my 
body I Recomend to the Earth to be buried in decent Chris- 
tian buriall at the discression of my Executrix; Nothing 
doubting but the Gennerall Resurection I shall Receive the 
same againe by y'' mighty power of God; And as touching such 
Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in 
this life, I Give demise & dispose of the same in the following 
Manner & forme. / 

Jmprimis, I Give to my son Ebenezer Cooper all my weare- 
ing Apparrill 

J tern I Give to my well beloved Daughter Sarah wheaton 
two Cowes or five pound tenn shillings of good & Current 
Money of New England to her & to the Hirs of her body, 
which is to be paid to her within foure yeares after my decease 
out of my Estate. / 

Jtem I Give to my well beloved daughter mary Coopper 
one Cow to come into her hands when shee comes to the age 
of Eighteene yeares. 

Jtem I give to my son Robert Coopper five shillings in 
money & no more, by Reason he has disobeid my Comands & 
left me in a strait of time before he was of full age : 

Jtem I give to my now wife Hannah Coopper one bedd & 
bedding, an all the Residue of my Estate goods and Chattells 
to be left in her hands for the bringing up my Children, & 
what shall Remain afterwards I give her full jsower to dispose 
of. Give & Confirme to my said Children to them their Heirs 
& Assignes for Ever as shee shall thinke most su]teable|: That 
is to Zurrubabell, Seaborne Panelope, Thomas & moises : And 
I also Constitute make & ordaine my said Wife my sole Execu- 
trix of this of this my last will & Testament. And I do hereby 



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vtterly disalow, Revoke &disanull all & every other former Testa- 
ments, wills Legacyes & bequests & Executors by me in any 
wise before named willed & bequeathed, Rattefieing & Con- 
firming this & no other to be my last will & testament Jn wit- 
nes whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale the day & 
yeare above written. 

I see cause to alter that part of my will where my Wife is 
made Executrix & make Choyce my loving friend Capt° simon 
smith of Warwick my Col exeter 



Signed Sealed published. Pro- ^ Thomas Coopper 

nounced and declared by y^ sd 

Thomas Coopper as his last 

will and Testament in the 

presence of us the subscribers 

The mark of X John Guile John King 

The mark of X Elizabeth williams : 

Dan" : Abbott. / 

Recorded July y= a"'' : 1712 : f Tho: Olney Clerk 



^ The mark of X Benjamin 

wight 
The mark of X niklous yong 



[226] Here followeth the Record of the Jnventary of 
the Estate of y*^ deceased Thomas Coopper of Providence. / 

A true Jnventarey of all & singular the Goods & Chattells of 
Thomas Cooper deceased, who departed this life the sixth of 
January in the yeare 17^ the which said estate was prised in 
Providence Towneshipp on the 12* of ffebruary in the yeare 
abovesd, by us John King & Sam" : ffisk : / 
first as to his purse & apparrill : lb s d 

ffor his weareing Apparrill 07-11-06 

for bedding in the chamber 05-00-00 

for sixteene bushells of Wheate 04-00-00 



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for fflax, baggs & lumber in the chamber 01-06-00 

for three Gunns 03-00-00 

for Oates 00-07-06 

for a pair of stillyards 00-17-00 

Kittles, potts & pot hookes & frying pann 02-03-00 

for foure Pewter platters 01-05-00 
for quart pots, pint pots, half pint pots & Gill potts 00-12-00 

for Pewter basons & one Porringer 00-06-00 
for a lookeing Glass, a Jugg | & | a smoothing Jron 00-04-00 
for dishes. Platters, spoones & Trenchers ' 00-06-00 

for Pailes 00-04-00 

for bedding in the outward Roome 05-00-00 

for yarne 00-12-08 

for saddles, bridles & male Pillions 01-12-00 

for Tobacco & Cart Rope 00-05-00 

for lumber in the outward Roome 00-03-00 

for a Chest, a Rasor & other things 00-15-00 

for a bible & bookes 00-10-03 

for bedding y^ inward Roome 00-03-00 

for shoomakers Tackling 00-04-00 

for Lumber in the inward Roome 00-08-00 

for Lumber in y^ Celler 00-09-00 

for Pork, beife & venesan 05-10-00 

for Jndian Corne 01-07-00 

for Glass Bottles 00-03-00 

for poltrey 00-02-06 

for money scales & weights 00-06-00 

for two bells 00-05-00 



47-15-01 



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The Creatures he tooke of Daniell Abbott : for two 1 



Cowes 
for a heifer Comming three years old 
for a yeareling heifer 



ffor silver money & paper money 

for foure Cowes & one Calfe 

for two heifers, two & vantage 

for two heifers Coming two yeares old 

for two heifers Coming a yeare old 

for a bull comming two yeares Old 

for a horse two pounds, & a mare 3 pounds 

for a sorrill Mare 

for two sowes & a bore 

for Thirteene shoates 

for Cart & wheeles with hoopes boxes cops 

device and Finns 
for two chaines 
for two draught yoakes 
for a slead, Rakes & pitchforkes 
for a bull hide & a calfe skin 
for an Jron tooth harrow 
for two Plowes & Plow Jrons 
for a stack of Oates for a Grind stone 
for foure sithes 
for five hoes 
for six axes 
for two Spades 
for an Adds 



/ 



06-00-00 

02-15-00 
00- 1 1 -00 

09-06-00 

01-07-08 
1 2-00-00 
05-10-00 
03-01-00 
01-01-00 
01-06-00 
05-00-00 
02-10-00 
01-12-00 
02-18-06 



yoake ) 

^ > 01-10-00 



01-05-00 
00-04-00 
00-07-00 
00-06-00 
00-12-00 
00-17-00 
02-12-08 
00-13-00 
00-06-00 
01-00-00 
00-06-06 
00-02-06 



00-04-00 



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[227] lb s d 

for a Croscut saw 00-05-00 

for a beetle & wedges 00-06-00 
for a Ring & staple peck ax and a last knife & 

hamer & Gimblett 

for two Planes, & a howell & a Round shave 00-07-00 
for foure Augers, two Wimblets, tw Chizells ) oo-to-oo / 

& a Gouge J 

for a square & Compases, frow & handsaw 00-07-06 

for two Bill hookes & a braick 00-02-00 

for an Jron barr 00-07-00 

for a drawing knife & two sickles 00-07-00 

for a Trammill & tongs & flesk forke 00-08-00 

for horse Tackling 00-05-00 

Recorded July 7*= 2"^: 1712 48-16-04 

f Tho: Olney, Clerk. / 47-15-01 

96-1 1-05 

Here foUoweth the Record of the letter of Administration 
to Hannah Coopper. 

Whereas Thomas Coopper of the Towne of Providence in 
the Coloney of Roade Jsland & Providence plantations departed 
this life January the sixth in the yeare 171 1 or 12: And by 
his last Will & Testament beareing date december the 30"" 
171 1 Constituted & appoynted you Hannah Coopper, then 
his wife (and now his widdow,)to be his Executrix; And you 
haveing presented said Will unto the Towne Councill of said 
Providence, & also the Jnventarey of said Thomas Coopper his 
Estate for the Examination of the same ; the which said Will 



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was by said Towne Councill Examined & approved, & the 
Jnventarey Examined & Allowed: 

Whereupon Wee Joseph Jenckes Assistant & Thomas ffen- 
ner Assistant together with all the Rest of the now Towne 
Councill of said Providence do now by these presents Comitt 
unto you Hannah Coopper (Executrix) the full Power of 
Administration on the Estate of your said deceased husband 
on the same to act do & performe in your Administration 
thereon in all particulars according as the lawes do Require an 
Executor to do ; And the said Will in all poynts to Execute 
according to the true meaneing and intent thereof: And to 
Render an account of your Actings therein unto the Councell 
when by them Required. 

You haveing full Power given you so farr forth as the law 
impowereth us. 

Dated July y^ 23"^: 1 you haveing already By order of the 
1 71 2. J given bond for the Councill and on 

legall Executeing sd their behalfe, 
will. / Tho : Olney Clerk 

Recorded July the 23--* 1712 f Tho: Olney Clerk./ 

Here followeth the Record of y^ letter of Administration to 
Margerett Thornton. 

Whereas by the last will & Testament of Thomas Thornton 
of the Towne of Providence in the Colony of Roade Jsland & 
Providence plantations in the narraganset Bay in new Eng- 
land beareing date y^ twenty fourth of March 17^^, And he 
departing this life March the 27*'' 1711 ; by his said will made 
Constituted & appoynted you Margerett Thornton (his wid- 
dow) his Executrix ; And the said Will haveing by the Towne 




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Councell of said Providence been Examined and proved; And an 
Jnventarey of the Testators Estate haveing been taken & made 
& by the Councell Examined and Allowed ; Therefore wee the 
said Towne Councell, as namely Joseph Jenckes Assistant and 
Thomas ffenner Assistant together with all the Rest of the 
said Towne Councill, Do by these presents (so farr forth as 
the law doth us impower) Comitt unto you Margeret Thornton 
(the aforesaid Executrix) full power of Administration on the 
Estate of your aforesd deceased husband, on the same to 
Administer, and said will truely to observe performe & Exe- 
cute in all poynts and perticulars as the law doth Require 
according to the true meaneing and intent of said Will, and 
[228] ^"d to Render an account of your actings thereon 
unto the Councell when by them Required. 
Dated July y^ 14*'': 1712. / By order of the Councill and 
Recorded July y'= 15"" 1712 on their behalfe 

f Tho Olney Clerk. / Tho : Olney Clerk. 



At a meeteing of y* Towne Councill of Providence Tuestay 
August y'= 26*\ 1 71 2: by adjornement from August y^ I4'^ 
1712. 

This day Mary Jnman, late wife, & widdow of the late 
deceased John Jnman of this Towne of Providen|ceI who 
departed this life August y^ 6'^ 171 2: presented to the Coun- 
cill the last will & Testament of her sd deceased husband 
John Jnman beareing date the Thirtieth day of March in y" 
yeare one Thousand seven hundred & two : And a:lso then 
presented the Jnventarey of her sd husband his Estate, the 
which sd will & Jnventarey were then by the Couijcell Exam- 
ined ; The will proved & the Jnventarey Alowed; The two 



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wittnesses (vi) Samuell Wilkinson & Ephraim Prajr, (who were 
liveing) made oath as witnesses to y^ sd will ; but y^- third wit- 
ness, (viz) Richard Arnold, was dead before, (sometime ;) Mary 
Jman the widdow of sd deceased John Jnman, Also made 
oath to sd Will that it was he sd husband his last will, so farr 
forth as she knew. / 

valentine Whittman, Edward Jnman & Samuell Wilkinson, 
who tooke & made y* aforesd Jnventarey did all before the 
Councill upon their solomne Engagement declare that it was a 
true Jnventarey of the moveable Estate of y* sd deceased John 
Jnman of all as was brought to their vew: The aforenamed 
widdow Mary Jnman, also did on her solomne Engagement 
declare that the sd Jnventarey did Containe all & whole the 
Moveable Estate of her sd deceased husband, as shee knew 
of, & if at any time more should Come to her knowledge, it 
should be added to sd Jnventarey: The sd Jnventarey was 
made the 22"'^ day of August 171 2. 

The Record of y^ abovesd Will, is as followeth. / 

I John Jnman of Providence, in the Coloney of Roade 
Jsland and Providence Plantations; being sick & weake of 
Body, but of sound & perfect Memory, & sencible vnderstand- 
ing thankes be to God ; And not knowing how soone it may 
please God to take me out of this Troublesome life ; I am will- 
ing to do something for y'^ settling of that smale Estate I have 
to dispose of; and therefore do make this my last Will and 
Testament : as ffolloweth. / 

ffirst, my desire & will is, that after my death, my body may 
be desently buried at y'^ descresion of my Executrix hereafter 
named. And for the disposition of my Moveable Estate, my 
Will is as hereafter Written. / 



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Jtem, I Give to my Eldest Daughter Mary Bartlett, Tenn 
shillings to be paid by my Executrix ; I haveing given her, my 
sd Daughter, which shee hath received heretofore Considerable 
according to my ability. / 

Jtem, I give to my six daughters ; That is, Deboreh, Sarah, 
Anne, Naomie, Joanna & Tabbetha, Twenty shillings a Piece, 
to be paid by my said Executrix, as they shall severally come 
to y^ age of Twenty one yeares, or at y'= day of their Mar- 
riage. / 

Jtem, I give to my Eldest son, John Jnman all my Tract 
of land, both vpland and Meaddow; Called by the name of 
My upland Meaddow, & adjoyning to the River, where my Mill 
formerly stood, being foure score acres, (be it more or less ; 
Also I give unto my said son John the halfe part of [229] 
of my Right of land on the West side the seven mile line : the 
said foure score acres of land & halfe Right on y" west side y^ 
seven mile line I give to my said son John Jnman, to him his 
Heirs and Assignes for Ever, Only, his Mother, Mary Jnman 
shall have the disposeall & benefit of said land & meaddow 
untill I he | my said son attaine to the age of Twenty one 
yeares. 

Jtem, I give to Mary my Wife all my in Closed land, both 
upland, meaddow Ground & Orchard, adjoyneing to my house 
where I now live, with said house to be for her benefitt and at 
her dispose for terme of her Naturall life ; & also my Meaddow 
at the little River which I had of my ffather, Edward Jnman, 
to be to my said wife, untill my son Valentine Come to y" age 
of twenty one yeares, Jtem, I Give to my son Valentine 
Jnman, all my | said | Right both vpland & Meaddow at the 
little River, being Thirty acres (more or less) to be to my sd 
son Valintine him his Heirs & Assignes forever. _ 



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Jtem, I Give to my said Son Valentine ; after his Mothers 
decease, all my homested, & land adjoyneing to my house, and 
orchard on which I now live, with all the Privelidges & Appur- 
tenances thereunto belonging, to be after his said mothers 
decease to him my sd son valentine his Heirs & Assignes for 
Ever, 

Jtem, I make Mary my Wife my full & sole Executrix of 
this my last Will, & give her all my moveable Estate, Except 
what is given in legacyes as aforesd, to be at her dispose as 
shee shall see Cause, and to give to my, & her Children at 
her discresion. 

Jtem, I give to my said son valentine the other halfe of 
Right of lands on y'= west side of the seven mile, to be joynt 
partner with his brother John ; And also my Will is, that my 
Right in Common, or vndevided lands on y^ west side the 
seven mile line shall bee Equally devided betweene my sd two 
sons, John and vallentine : And lastly, I desire my friends, 
samuell wilkinson & Richard Arnold to be overseers of this 
my last Will & Testament ; desireing them to be aiding & 
assisting to my wife in Executeing this my Will : Jn witness 
hereof I have set my hand & scale, this Thirtieth day of March 
in the yeare one Thousand seven hundred & two : 
Signed Sealed & declared in the his mark 

presence of us John Jnman X 

Sam" wilkinson 

Ephraim Pray Recorded August y^ 30*'' 1712 : 

Richard Arnold. / f Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

Here foUoweth the Record of y^ Jnventarey of the deceased 
John Jnman his moveable Estate. 



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Here followeth a Jnventary of y'^ moveable Estate of John 
Jnman of the Towne of Providence in the Collony of Road 
Jsland &c: / who deceased Augu|st| the 6"" 1712 : / 

Jn y^ East Roome./' lb s d 

weareing Cloathes 06-05-00 

Jn Cash 53-06-06 

Jn bills 05-00-00 

A bedd & bedding 08-00-00 

A other bedd & bedding 09-00-00 

A Coverlid & four blanketts 03-05-00 

seven yardes of bedd ticking 01-01-00 

Linnen in a Chest 10-19-06 

Two Chests 00-10-00 

white leather & yarne 01-08-00 

A lookeing Glass 00-04-00 

Jn y* middle Roome, five Chaires 00-12-00 

[230] lb s d 

A warming pann 00-03-00 

A saddle 00-18-00 

some yarne, and Cotton wooll 00-08-00 

A Bible & Psalter 00-05-00 

Jn the East Chamber: A bedd & Bedding 08-00-00 

Two paire of scales 00-12-00 

wooll & three baggs 01-09-00 

Cheese 01-10-00 

Tobacco 00-10-00 

Jn y'= west Roome; Carpenters tooles 01-10-00 

Jron Potts & Kettles 02-05-00 

Three Brass Kettles 04-00-00 

A Table & Three Candlesticks 00-12-00 



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A smoothing Jron, & other things 

A paire of Tongs, a spitt, a Grid Jron a peele & 

Tram|mills| 
Three spinning wheelles, & a paire of Cards 
Jn the leaneto ; foure Pewter Platters 
Basons & Porringers 
A quart Pott & some old Pewter 
Two Muggs & a Cullender 
Earthen waare 
A frying Pann 
A Tubb & some Trays 
Jn y^ West Chamber : one old Bed 
Jndian Corne 



-oo 



some salt & some flex 
A paire of sheares & a sickle 
"Jn the Celler : Butter 
Porke 

Tallow & Hoggs fatt 
A Tubb & some Trays, & Old barrills 
Three sho veils 
Lumber in y^ Old Cellar 
A Grindstone 

A Cart & wheeles, & 2 yoakes, & a device 
A Plow 
Three Chaines 
A horse Collor & Traces 
A Jron Barr, a froe, & some Old Jron 
A Piece of over lether 



00-04-06 
V 01-02-C 

00-10-00 
00-16-00 
01-03-00 
00-06-00 
00-05-00 
00-04-00 
00-03-06 
01-08-09 
02-05-00 
00-08-09 

130-14-06 



00-07-00 
00-01-08 
06-14-00 
02-10-00 
01-01-08 
00-14-00 
00-03-06 
00-06-00 
00-07-00 
& 1 pinn 07-02-00 
01-02-00 
02-00-00 
00-05-00 
00-15-03 
00-05-00 



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Corne in the Cribb 07-10-00 

Jn y^ Barne, Hay 05-05-00 

fflax 00-05-00 

Rye 01-08-00 

Oates 00-06-00 

Hay abroad 06-15-00 

Two Oxen 09-00-00 

seven Cowes & two heifers 24-15-00 

ffoure young cattle 06-00-00 

A bull 02-00-00 

Two Calves 00-16-00 

ffive swine & some piggs 05-00-00 

An Old Maare 01-10-00 



This is a True Jnventarey, Errers Excepted 94-04-01 

taken y" 22""^ day of Augst; 171 2 by us whose 
names are under written. / velentine 

whittman 
Edward X Jnman 
Recorded August y" 30"": 1712 : his mark 

^ Tho : Olney, Clerk. / Samuel wilkinson 

[231] Whereas John Jnman of the Towne of Providence 
in the Coloney of Roade Jsland, &c ; departed this life August 
the sixt, in the yeare one Thousand seven hundred & twelve ; 
And by his last Will & Testament beareing date the Thirtieth 
day of March in the yeare one Thousand seven hundred & two ; 
he ordered, Constituted & appoynted you Mary Jnman (his 
then wife, but now his widdow) to be his Executrix, his said 
Will to Execute & performe: And haveing given in bond 
already So to do ; Wee Joseph Jenckes Assistant and Thomas 




[ 136] 

ffenner Assistant, together with all the Rest of the now Towne 
Councill of said Providence, do now (so farr forth as the law 
doth us impower) Comitt unto you the said Mary Jnman the 
full Power of Administration on all the moveable Estate of 
your said deceased husband John Jnman, on the same to 
Administer, and the said Will to Execute, & legally to per- 
forme in all perticulars according as the law doth Require an 
Executrix to do ; and to Render an account to y'= Councill of 
your acting therein, when by them Required. 

By order of y^ Councill, 
and on their behalfe 
Tho : Olney, Clerk ; 

Here foUoweth the Record of y^ last Will & Testament of 
Meris Tucker. / 

Know all men by these presents that I Meris Tucker of the 
Towne of Providence, being weake of body, yet by y" blessing 
of God of sound & perfect memory ; And I knoweing that all 
People are subject to Mortallity, and not knoweing how soone 
it may please God to Remove me out of this life, I do make 
this my last will and Testament ; hereby makeing voyd all 
former Wills by me made Either by word or writeing, & this 
only to stand in force as my last Will and Testament. 

fifirst, I bequeath my spiritt to God that gave it and my 
body to the Earth to be decently 'buried at y*" descretion of my 
Executrix hereafter named ; Secondly, I Give to my Loveing 
wife Grace Tucker all my small Estate for her Comfortable 
subsistance duiring her Naturall life ; and if any part thereof 
be left at her decease to Give it to whome shee pleasses. 
Thirdly, I ordaine and appoynt my said Loveing wife Grace 



[ 137 ] 

Tucker my Executrix to pay all my just debts & to Receive 
all my just dues, and to see my body decently buried ; And in 
Confirmation of this my last Will & Testament I have here- 
unto set my hand and scale this 20"* day of September. 171 1 ; 
and Tenth yeare of y"= Reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Anne, 
by the Grace of God over England Queene: &c: 

Meris Tucker ^m 
Signed Sealed in y" presence of 

william Hopkins sen': Providence Aprill y* 7*'': 171 2 

william Tirpin Personall appeared the above 

william Hopkins jun'': named William Hopkins jun*: 

and made oath to y^ above Writ- 
ten will before me Tho: ffenner 
The 19* day of October 171 1 : Assistant. / 

william Hopkins sen', & William Tirpin appeared personally 
before the Towne Councill of Providence and made oath to y" 
abovesd will : The which day the said will by y'' Councell hath 
been Examined. / 

Recorded October y" 9* 1712 : f Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

[232] Here followeth the Record of the Jnventary of y' 
Estate of the deceased Meris Tucker. 

Providence October y^ 4* 171 1./ Apriseall of y' Estate that 
did belong to Meris Tucker. / lb s d 

ffor Cooppers Tooles 00-12-00 

ffor a Kettle 00-04-00 

ffor a ffrying Pan 00-04-06 

ffor a Traramell 00-02-06 

ffor a Paire of Tongs, & a 'p bell 00-05-06 

ffor a Broad Axe 00-03-06 



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ffor a sikle & fire slice 
£for two Pinchers 
ffor a Pott 
ffor a box Jron 

ffor two Augers 

ffor a Candlestick 

ffor Old Jron 

ffor a Old Gouge & Round Plane 

ffor two Planes, file & Gimblet 

ffor a Kettle 

ffor a how 

ffor a bedd, & beding, and bedd sted 

ffor a Hettchell and Compasses 

ffor the Pewter 

ffor Apparrill 

ffor leather 

ffor a lookeing Glass 

ffor two Wheeles 

ffor one Chest & two boxes 

ffor a Paire of Gloves 

ffor a Pitcher & a Earthen Pott 

ffor a pair of scalles & two wooden dishes 

ffor Money scales & a staff 

ffor a great Caske 

ffor three sives 

ffor a winnowing sive 

ffor two Tubbs & a paire of Cardes 

ffor Corne 

ffor a Bible 

ffor a Maare 



00-02-06 
00-01-00 
00-07-00 
00-02-06 
00-02-00 
00-01-00 
00-01-00 
00-01-00 
00-01-08 
00-02-00 
00-03-00 
07-00-06 
00-01-06 
00-08-06 
01-04-00 
00-02-00 
00-01-06 
00-05-06 
00-08-00 
00-03-00 
00-01-04 
00-01-06 
00-06-06 
00-02-00 
00-03-06 
00-01-06 

03-00-00 
00-04-00 
01-00-00 



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ffor swine oi-oo-oo 

ffor a bagg & two Glass bottles 00-04-00 

ffor a flesh forke 00-00-09 

ffor two old Barrills 00-02-02 

ffor a paire of hinges 00-01-06 

ffor a Pannill & bridle 00-04-00 

ffor tw hammers 00-00-08 

To tall is, Errors Excepted 19-06-08 

The Jnventarey of the Estate of Meris Tucker who departed 
this life the 23'''' day of of September 171 1 ; Taken by us this 
fourth day of October 171 1 : by us 

Zachariah Jones 
The mark X of George Keech. / 

Zachariah Jones and George Keech the 19* day of Ocober 
171 1, before the Towne Councill of Providence, made oath to 
the abovesaid Jnventarey; / 

Recorded October y^ 13* 1712: '^ Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

[233] Whereas Benoni WooUey of this Towne of Provi- 
idence departed this life november y"" 23: 1712 and dying 
intested, whereby y^ Administration of his Estate fell to the 
Care of y'' Towne Councill of said Providence ; And whereas at 
a Towne Councill meeting December y^ 9"": 171 2 Hannah 
Woolley widdow of sd Benoni Wooliey presented the Coun- 
cell with an Jnventary of the Estate of her said deceased hus- 
band, the which said Jnventarey the Councill then Examined 
& allowed ; but the said widdow Hannah Woolley Refused 
to take the Administration on y^ sd Estate ; And James Bick 
formerly of sd Providence, but now Resideing one the Esterne 
side of Pautucket River (out of Providence Towneship) 



[ HO ] 



upon her Refuseall desired Administration one said Estate, 
unto whome the Councill granted the Adminestration of sd 
Estate. The sd James Bick, & also Richard Phillipps of said 
Providence haveing both joyntly & severally given bond for 
the sd James Bick his true & legall Administration upon said 
Estate in all Perticulars according as y" law Requires an 
Administrator to do ; vpon which the Councill granted unto 
said James Bick a letter of Administration : 

Here followeth the Record of y" Jnventarey of Benoni 
Woolley of sd Providence (deceased.) 

November y'' 29"" 171 2. 

The Jnventary of y'= Estate of Benoni Woolley | deceased. | 

lb s d 
To weareing Apparill 04-10-0 

money 02-05-6 

Two Cowes 06-00-0 

Two steers, one Calfe 04-00-0 

one sow 5 shoats 02-00-0 

one maare 02-10-0 

6 Barrills of sidar or- 16-0 

3 Barrills of Beere 00-06-0 

one Gun & sword 03-12-0 

Butter & Cheese 01-07-0 

Hoggs Lard 00-06-8 

Cooppers Tooles 01-09-0 

Horse Chaines & a draught Chaine oi-oo-o 

Cart Boxes 00- 1 0-0 

Jron lumber 00-17-0 

Pewter & brass 00-18-0 

Loome & tackling oi-io-o 



[ HI J 

Sledd 00-06-0 

Cart & yoake, staples, Rings 00-06-6 

one woollen wheele 00-05-0 

Hay 02-05-0 

ffrying Pann 00-04-0 

woodden Waare 01-05-0 

Chest & Box 00-12-0 

Two bells and ffork 00-07-6 

[234] lb s d 

Meat & Corne, beanes 03-14-0 

Bedd & bedding, one Pott 04-10-0 

Joseph Chillson Hannah Woolley widdow of y" de- 

James Bick ceased Benoni Woolley hath before 

Ebenezer Cooke. / y" Councill made Oath to the 

abovesaid Jnventarie so also hath 
Joseph Chillson James Bick & 
Ebenezer Cooke as apprisers De- 
cember the 9*"^ 1 71 2 
December y* 9*: 171 2, at a Councill Meeting of Providence 
the abovesd Jnventary was by y* Councell Examined and 
Allowed 

Attests Tho : Olney Clerk. / 
Recorded December y'' 15*'' 1 7 1 2 
f Tho : Olney, Clerk. / 
Here followeth the Record of the letter of Administration 
to James Bick to Adminester on y^ Estate of y'' deceased 
Benoni Woolley. 

Whereas Benoni Woolley of y* Towne of Providence in the 
Coloney of Road Jsland &c. departed this life the Twenty 
third day of November Anno : One Thousand seven hundered 



[ 142 ] 

& twelve ; And dying Jntested, whereby the Care of Administra- 
tion on his Estate fell to the Towne Councell of said Provi- 
dence ; And Hannah Woolley widdow of the said deceased 
Benoni Woolly Refused to take Administration thereon : And 
upon her Refuseall, you James Bick, formerly of said Provi- 
dence (but now Resideing on the Easterne side of Pautuckett 
River) haveing desired Administration on sd Estate, & have- 
ing already given in bond for the true & legall Performance 
of Administration wee Joseph Jenckes Assistant & Thomas 
ffenner Assistant together with all y" Rest of y* now Towne 
Councill of said Providence, Do now by these presents Comitt 
unto you the sd James Bick the whole Power of Adminis- 
tation on the moveable Estate of the said Benoni Woolley 
(deceased :) so farr forth as the law doth us impowe[ ] on the 
said Estate to Adminester, act, do, and legally to performe in 
all perticulars as the law doth Require an Administrator to 
do ; And to Render an account to the Councill of your actings 
therein when by them Required. / 

By Order of y^ Councill and on 
Dated December their behalfe 

the lo*'': 1 71 2 Tho: Olney, Clerk, 

Recorded December y^ 15*^ 171 2. f Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

[235] Whereas William Hawkins of this Towne of 
Providence, jun' : the son of William Hawkins departed this 
life the 8* of October 171 2; And dying infested whereby the 
Care of the setleing of his Estat fell to y" Towne Councill of 
said Providence ; And whereas Elizabeth Hawkins widdow of 
y" sd deceased william Hawkins did at a meeteing of the Towne 
Councill of sd Providence | December the 9"" 171 2 | present 



[ M3] 

to them an Jnventary of y^ Estate of her sd deceased Husband 
for there Examination & allowance thereof, shee also making 
oath that the said Jnventarey did Containe all the moveable 
Estate of her sd deceased husband as shee knew of, The two 
apprisers (viz) Eliezer Arnold & Joseph Smith haveing also on 
their solemne Engagemt declared it to be a true & just 
appriseall according to the best of their understanding, The 
Councill haveing Examined the same, declare their allowance 
of sd Jnventary ; The said widdow then desireing Administra- 
tion on her said deceased husband his Estate ; the which the 
Councill unto her Granted: Jt being December y"^ 9* 1712 
The Record of the abovesaid Jnventary is as ffolloweth. / 
An Jnventarey of the Estate of William Hawkins junior, 
lately deceased, who departed this life the 8* of October 1712 : 

lb s d 
To weareing Apparrill 10-15-00 

To bedding & bedd sted in a Chamber 03-06-00 

To a Chest & linnen in it 02-10-00 

To six barrills of sider 02-02-00 

To wool! & flax in the Chamber 01-16-00 

To salt & Corne & Beanes in the Chamber 00-16-00 

To a Pillion, Lumber in y'^ Chamber 00-14-00 

To two bedds & bedding in a lodgeing Roome 14-00-00 

To Warming Pann 00-12-00 

To a Trunke & Chest in y'^ bed Roome oo-i 7-00 

To Jron Pot & brass Ketle & frying pan & skillet 01-13-00 
To butter & Cheese in y^ Buttrey 02-00-00 

To bottls & Trayes & lumber in y^ Buttrey 00-10-00 

To Pewter & bookes in y^ dwelling Roome 02-06-00 

To yarne & Carsey Cloath in y* dwelling Roome 05-01-06 
19 



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To Cloath at the Weavers 04-00-00 
To two spining wheeles & a Chest & box & lumber, 01-19-00 

To one Jron Pot & Ketle & other Jron Waare 01-16-00 

To one brass Kettle & a hand Saw 04-12-06 

To Plow Jrons & chaines & horschains & 2 axes oi-oo-oa 

To Harrow teeth & 2 sithes & other Jron waare 00-17-06 

To Corne in a Cribb 05-00-00 

To a Gunn 01-10-00 

To saddle & Bridle 00-10-00 

To foure Cowes 10-00-00 

To two steeres 04-10-00 

To one Maare & two Coults 07-10-00 

To one & Twenty swine 12-00-00 

To 200 Pound of Tobacco 01-13-04 

To a barrill of Cidar & Soape & meat in a Cellar 01-02-00 

To one yeare & vantage steere & three Calves 02-12-00 

To Cash 00-10-00 

Turne over leafe 

[236] The Jnventarey on the Other side of this Paper 
was taken & apprised by us this 1 5"" of October 1 7 1 2 

December y^ 9"* 1712 Eliezer Arnold 

Elizabeth Hawkins, widdow of y" Joseph Smith 

deceased William Hawkins jun": 

gave attestation to y* Jnventarey 

on the other side of this Paper ; 

So also did the apprisers : 

December the 9* 1712 ; the Jnventarey on the other side of 
this Paper written, was, by the Towne Councell of Providence 
Examined & allowed : Attests Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

Record December y^ 16*'' 171 2: '^ Tho: Olney Clerk. / 



[ 145 ] 

Here followeth the Record of the letter of Administration 
to Elizabeth Hawkins (widdow). / 

Whereas William Hawkins of this Towne of Providence, 
jun"': (the son of william Hawkins) departed this life October 
y^ 8"^ in the yeare one Thousand seven hundred & Twelve, & 
dying intested whereby y^ Care as to y'' Administration on his 
Estate, for a settlement thereof fell to the Towne Coucill of 
Providence in the.Coloney of Roade Jsland &c: of which 
Towne y^ said deceased william Hawkins was an Jnhabitant ; 
And whereas you Elizabeth Hawkins, widdow of the sd 
decased William Hawkins have desired the Administration 
on y'' Estate of your said decesed husband, and haveing given 
in bond for the true & faithfull Performance thereof. Wee 
Joseph Jenckes, Assistant, & Thomas ffenner. Assistant, 
together With all the Rest of the now Towne Councill of sd 
Providence, do now by these p^'esents Comitt unto you the 
sd Elizabeth Hawkings (widdow) the whole & full Power of 
Adminesteration on y* Moveable Estate of your sd deceased 
husband william Hawkings, (so farr forth as the law doth us 
impower,) on the sd Estate to Administer, act, do & legally to 
Performe in all Perticulars as the law doth Require an Admin- 
istrator to do : And to Render an account of your actings 
therein to y^ Councell when by them Required. 
Dated December y* is**" 1712 : By Order of y' Councill and 

on their behalfe 
Tho : Olney Clerk 

Recorded Decern*"" y" 15*"^ 171 2: f Tho: Olney Clerk./ 

Whereas John Malavery j senior: | of the Towne of Provi- 
dence in the Colony of Roade Jsland, &c, departed this life 



[ H6 ] 

about the later End of the Month of September or in y' 
beginingof the month of October | 171 2 | and leaveing behind 
him a written will beareing date the fourth of July one Thou- 
sand seven hundred & Twelve wherein he disposed of his 
Estate ; The which said Will, together With y^ Jnventary of 
y^ sd John malavery his Estate was by his son John Malavery 
Exhibeted to the Towne Councill of sd Providence for their 
Eamination thereof ; The which at the meeting of the Coun- 
cill December y" 12* 171 2, the sd will & Jnventary were both 
by the Councell Examined and alowed; 

The Record of y^ sd will is as followeth. The [237] 
The Twenty fourth of July one Thousand seven hundred and 
Twelve. I Jon Malavery of Providence in the Colony of Roade 
Jsland in New England, being very weake of Body but of per- 
fect sences and memory, & calling to mind the Mortality of 
my Body, knowing it is appoynted for all men once to dye ; 
Therefore do make & Ordaine this my last Will & Testament ; 
And as touching such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased God 
to give unto me in this life, I give Demise & dispose of y^ same 
in the following Manner and forme. 

Jmprimis, I Give to my welbeloved son John Malavery all„ 
& singular my lands, meaddowes with all Rights of lands that 
belongeth to me with all the houseing to me at this time 
belongeth 

Jtem, I also Give & bequeath all my Moveables, or Move- 
able Estate to my son John Malavery whome I make my true 
Executor of this my last Will & Testament; Except forty 
shillings in money which I Give & bequeath to my wel 
beloved daughter Elizabeth Phillipps, and likewise to my 
other two daughters. Deliverance Mathuson & Mary Jnman ; 



[ 147] 

I Give & bequeath forty shillings to Each of them to be paid 
to them by my son John Malavery out of my Estate in Cur- 
rent money of New England ; £f urthermore ; Jf it so happen 
that I dye before my now wife Elizabeth Malavery, I order 
her to have a suteable & Convenient maintaineance out of this 
my Estate till shee departs out of this presant life ; And so I 
make & ordaine my son John Malavery my true Executor of 
this my last will and Testament : And I do hereby disanull 
Revoke & make voyd all other Testaments or Wills, Legacyes, 
Executors by me in aneys named : 

Ratifieing & Confirming this to be my last will & Testament : 

Jn Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand & scale 
this twenty fourth day of July in y^ yeare of our Lord one 
Thousand seven hundred & twelve. 
Signed Sealed & The mark of X John Malavery 
Pronounced Published & 
declared by y'= sd John Malayery sen' : to be his last Will & 
Testament, in the presence of us y* subscribers, 

Samuell Aldrich 

John Mawrey 

The above Written Samuell Aldrich & John Mawrey as 
witnesses to the above Written will made Oath thereunto 
before the Towne Councell of Providence December y^ 12* 
1712. 

December y° I2*^ 171 2 the above Written Will was by y^ 
Towne Councell of Providence Examined and alowed : Attests 
Tho : Olney Clerk. / 
Recorded December y'" 26*'' 1712 : ^ Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

Turne over y* leafe 



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[238] Here followeth the Record of y" Jnventary of y" 
deceased John Malavery senior, his Estate. / 

Providence December y' 8* 171 2 

This is a true Jnventary of y" Moveable 
Malavery deceased, taken by us whose hands 
written ; as followeth. / 
One yoake of Oxen , 

Nine Cowes 

One Thre yeare old Heifer 
" One two yeare old Heifer 
Three yeareling Cattle 
One Calfe 

One two yeare old Bull 
One horse 
Two Boares 
Eighteene load of hay 
One Cart & one Plough 
Two Chaines & one yoake 
Horse Chaines 
Two Axes & one hoe 
A Clevice & pinn 
One sithe & tackling 
Two Old sithes 

One Beetle & two Jron wedges 
One Bull Hide 
One Grinding stone 
One Jron f roe 
ffourteene Barrills of Cidar 
Jndian Corne 



Estate of John 
are hereunder 
lb s d 
08-QO-oo 
22-10-00 
02-00-00 
01-15-00 
03-00-00 
00-10-00 
01-10-00 
01-00-00 
00-12-00 
13-10-00 
01-10-00 
01-00-00 
00-07-00 
00-08-00 
00-02-00 
00-05-00 
00-01-06 
00-03-00 
00-03-06 
00-05-00 
00-02-00 
03-10-00 
04-00-00 

66-04-00 



' I o6-( 



oo-oo 



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lb s d 
The account of y^ upper Roome 20-00-00 

The leaneto 10-00-00 

The lower Roome 

Jron waare 00-08-00 

Brass & Pewter 02-10-00 

Glass, Bedd & bedding & two Chests 16-04-00 

His weareing Apparrill 06-10-00 

Dried Meate 00-01-06 

One Gun, one sword & one saddle five sheeirs. 
Glass Bottles & Trays & Payles 

61-13-06 

I set them both downe 66-04-00 

Here is the Totall sum 127-17-06 

December y"' 12*: 171 2 the above 
Jnventary was by y*" Towne Councell Joh Sayles 

of Providence Examined & Alowed: Richard Phillips 

Attests, Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

Recorded December y" 26"^: 171 2, 

f Tho : Olney Clerk 

Here followeth the Record of y^ letter of Administration to 
John Malavery. 

Whereas John Malavery (sen' :) Jnhabitant of the Towne of 
Providence in y° Colony of Road Jsland, &c : departed this 
life about the latter End of y" month of September or | in | the 
begining of y'' Month of October, in the yeare one Thousand 
seven hundred & twelve And by his last will & Testament beare- 
ing date the twenty & fourth day of July in the yeare of 
[239] °^ ^^^ Lord one Thousand seven hundred & twelve, 



[ ISO ] 

made you John Malavery (his son) his Executor to performe 
& Execute the sd will ; And you the said John Malavery, son 
of the aforesd deceased John Malavery haveing Exhibited the 
said will of your said deceased ffather to y^ Towne Councell 
of sd Providence for their Examination & Probation thereof, 
& they haveing the same Examined and Proved, and you have- 
ing given bond for the true & legall Executeing thereof; 
Therefore wee Joseph Jenckes Assisstant & Thomas ffenner 
Assistant, together with all the Rest of the Now Towne Coun- 
cell of said Providence ; do by these presents Comitt unto you 
the said John Malavery the full Power of Administration on 
y'' Estate of your said deceased ffather, (so farr forth as y' law 
doth us impower) on the said Estate to Administer, act, do, 
and all things as the law doth require an Executor to do, to 
performe, and to Execute the said will in all perticulars accord- 
ing to the true meaneing & intent thereof ; and to Render an 
account ] to the Councell ] of your Actings thereon when by 
them Required. 

Dated December By order of the Councell and on 

the 27"": 1 71 2./ their behalfe, 

Tho : Olney Clerk. / 
Recorded December y^ 27* 171 2 : ^ Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

At a meeteing of the Councill May y'= 18"" 171 3, held by 
adjornement from may y" 4*'' 171 3. 

This day Sarah Arnold, widdow, & late wife of Eliezer 
Arnold junior, of this Towne of Providence Exhibbitted the 
Jnventarey of the Estate of her said late husband who departed 
this life December y'= 18"* 1712 | for | their Examination 
thereof; The which said Jnventary was by the Councill the 




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same day Examined & Alowed ; And upon the Request of the 
sd widdow, Administeratlon on the said Estate was to her by 
y' Councill Granted : 

The Record of the sd Jnventary is as followeth. / Provi- 
dence the 6* of y^ 12* month 171 2 or 13: 

An Jnventarey of the Estate of Eliezer Arnold jun": lately 

deceased who departed this life y^ 18"" of y^ 10* month 1712 : 

lb s d 

To Weareing Apparrell 06-17-00 

To two bedds & beding in a lodgeing Roome 1 3-06-00 

To one bedd & beding in the outward Roome 02-16-00 

To two Chests & linnen in y* outward Roome 02-19-00 

To woolen Cloath & yarne in y^ outward Roome 05-00-00 

To a box & Table in y"' outward Roome 00-12-00 

To two spinning Wheel es & Chaires in y^ outward ] 

r^ ° } 00-14-00 

Roome J 

To Corne & beanes & other things in the Chamber 02-02-00 

To brass Jron & Pewter in the buttery 05-01-00 

To two Gunns 02-15-00 

To a saddle & bridle & Steele Trapp 02-00-00 

To meat & drinke & lumber in y^ Cellar 06-16-00 

To sithes & hoes & fire Tongs & fire slice 02-00-00 

To Corne in a Cribb 02-00-00 

To a horse and Mare Coult 1 1-05-00 

To Plowes Harrowes & a broad Axe & a narrow Axe 01-16-06 

To Hay & Jnglish graine 12-00-00 

To foure swine 01-07-00 

To a yoake of Oxen 1 1 -00-00 

To foure Cowes & foure young Cattle 18-00-00 

To a Cart & wheeles 02-10-00 



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To seven barrills of sider 02-05-00 

To a frying Pann at 00-02-00 

To Tenn Goates 03-15-00 

To Horse Tackling 00-14-00. 

At a Councill Meeteing May Taken & made by us 1 19-12-06 
yt jgth lyi^ the abovesaid Jnven- Edward smith 

tary was by the councell Exam- Thomas Arnold./ 

ined & alowed; the said sarah 
Arnold haveing made oath to y* 
same, so also hath Edward smith 
& Thomas Arnold, as apprisers : 
Attests Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

[240] Here foUoweth the Record of the letter of Admin- 
istration to Sarah Arnold, widdow of the deceased Eliezer 
Arnold jun"": 

Whereas Eliezer Arnold jun"": Jnhabitant of this Towne of 
Providence in y^ Colony of Roade Jsland & Providence 
Plantations &c : departed this life December y^ 18* 1712 : & 
dying intestate whereby the Care of Administration on his 
Estate fell to the Towne Councill of sd Providence ; And you 
Sarah Arnold widdow of the sd deceased Eliezer Arnold jun""; 
haveing desired the Administration on the Estate of your said 
deceased husband ; And you haveing already given in bond 
for the true & legall Administration thereon we Thomas 
ffenner Assistant together with all the Rest of the now Towne 
Councill of said Providence, do now by these presents Comitt 
unto you the said sarah Arnold the whole Power of Adminis- 
tration on y^ Estate of your said deceased husband Eliezer 
Arnold (so farr forth as the law doth us impower) on the sd 




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Estate to Administer, Act, do and legally to performe in all 
perticulars as the law doth Require an [ ]dministrator to do : 
And to Render an account to the Councill of your actings 
therein when by them Required. 

By order of y' Councill and 
Dated may y^ 18"* on their behalfe 

1 71 3. Tho: Olney Clerk./ 

At a meeteing of the Towne Councill October the 9* 171 3 
Resolved Waterman & Nicholas Sheldon Exhibited to the 
Councill an Jnventary of the Estate of the deceased Solomon 
thorn ton the which Jnventarey was by y" Councill Examined 
& allowed ; The Record whereof is as followeth. 

The Jnventary of the Estate of Solomon Thornton of 
Providence in the Colony of Roade Jsland and Providence 
Plantations in New England, deceased, who departed this life 
y* 18* of September Anno: dom : 1713. / lb s d 

Jmprimis : To his weareing apparrill 08-05-00 

To money 01-08-06 

To 3 pieces of New Cloath (viz) nine yardes & halfe "j 

of Carsey & plaine, fulled ; Three yards of ozen- V 04-09-06 
brigs, and fourteene yards of Tow Cloath, J 

To 2 small Remnants of New Cloath thread & silk 00-07-00 
To seven Pound and halfe of woosted yarne 01-11-06 

To one Pound of Deeres leather 00-05-00 

To Nine Pound & halfe of woosted wooU 01-03-06 

To 3 pound of hose yarne & ninteene pound & 



01-13-00 
halfe of Coulered yarne 

To 5 Pound of Pinions 00-03-00 

To seventeene Pound of sheeps wooll 10-17-00 



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To one flock bedd with a feather bolster & two^ 

feather PJllowes with Cases & one paire of V 05-05-00 
sheetes & a coverlid, in the Chamber J 

To a flock bedd in the iner Roome below, with \ 

a flock bolster & a paire of sheets a blanket & > 04: -10-00 
a Coverlid J 

To other Beding, one Coverlid two paire of linnsey^ 

woolsey Blankets, & two paire of sheets, & two V 04-10-00 

pillow Cases and a Carsey Blanket J 

To five brass Kettles, a brass skillet and a brass ) ^ 

^ ,, . , } 06-00-00 

Candle stick j 

To Two Iron Potts, two Iron Kettlls & two Iron ] 

^ 1, • 1 o -1, > 02-05-00 

Candle sticks & tw tramills J 

To a paire of | fire | Tongs & fire sclice frying pan 1 _ _ 
& Grid Jron j 

[241] To foure Pewter Platters, foure basons, &^ 
foure small old Porringers, a quart pott, two 
Pewter spoones, & five occamy spoones & a 
Tinn Tunnell 

To an Earthen Creame Pott, three Earthen Panns, \ 

an Earthen Jugg and five Glass bottles ) 

To Two Tables & a ioynt stoole, seaven Chaires a ) 

V 02—02—00 
linnen wheele & a Reele & a Chest J 

>To a Gunn & a sword & a hetchell, two paire of ) 
sheepe shears & a small paire of Tailors shears j 

To a taper bitted Gimblett & two other Gimblets \ 

a square & a hammer, & a Masons hammer and > oo-i i-oo 
a trowell, two Augers & a sickle J 

49-15-00 



lb s d 
> 01-18-00 



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To a Paire of Gardes 

To a Saddle & bridle & male Pillion 

To seven Trays two Runletts a Can & 4 pailes & "i 
a cherne & cheese tubb & straining dish a Pig- ! 
gin, one wooden dish & Trenchers, 2 skiming 1 
dishes and two Cheese fatts J 

To an Jron barr, a broad Axe, 3 Narrow Axes & a^ 
Mortizeing Axe, two draught Chaines, thre I 
broad Hoes & two Narrow Hoes two bells and f 
a Grinding stone J 

To a Plow, & Plow Jrons & an old paire of Plow^ 
Jrons, a Cart & wheles & Jron hoops & boxes, 1 
Clevis & Pinn & yoake & staple & Ring, Jron [ 
Axell pins & Cart Rope, & three pitch forks J 

To an old whipp saw & an old Hand saw 

To old Gaske & other old lumber 

To a Bible & Teastament & 2 or 3 small bookes 

To Jndian Gorne, suposed to be 80 bushells 

To Rye supposed to be 6 bushells 

To a small quantety of flax & Tobacco 

To 5 Cowes, 4 yearelings, two Calves & a Mare 

To 20 sheepe & 7 swine 

To about sixteene loade of hay 

To Three bed steads & bedd Cords 

To Two sives & three baggs ; being meale sives & ) 
meale Baggs, & a Peck i 

Goods claimed by his daughter Amy; To a f ether ^ 
bed & bolster & two fether Pillowes & an old V 
Rugg & a Coverlidd two blankets & a sheete j 

To 17 yardes of New Napkin Cloath, & foure nap- ) 
kins, & a small Table Cloath ) 



00-02-00 
01-02-00 

01-05-00 



03—01-00 



03-13-00 

00-05-00 
01-10-00 
00-04-00 
08-00-00 
00-18-00 
02-01-00 
31-00-00 
10-00-00 
10-00-00 
01-01-00 

00-12-06 
1 2-00-00 
03-00-00 



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To a warmeing pann, & brass skellett, and smoothe- oi-oo-oo 

ing Jron & heaters 
To six new pewter Platters 02-08-00 

To six new Pewter Basons 01-00-00 

To six new pewter plates & nine new Pewter Por- ) Qr.rH_QQ 

rengers i 

To a Pewter Tanker & two beakers, two dram^ 

Cupps & a salt siller, & nine spoones, being > 00-12-00 
one occamy & the Rest Pewter J 

To six Graters, & Candle stick, a scimmer a peper~| 

box, being all Tinn; six Earthen Muggs &two > 00-09-02 
Glass bottles J 

To a wooden ladell five Woodden dishes 00-01-06 

To a Trunke two Chests & a box 01-05-00 

96-07-02 

Turne ovr the leafe 

s ( 

_- 03-00 
& woollen wheele 

The sum totall Errors Excepted is 147-05-02 

A true Jnventarey Taken & made the third day of 
October 171 3: by us Nicholas Sheldon 

Resolved Waterman ; / 

The above Named Nicholas Sheldon and Resolved Water- 
man Personally Appeared the g^^ day of October Anno : Dom : 
1 71 3: & gave oath to the trueth of the above written Jnventa- 
rey ; before me Richard Waterman Assistant, in the presence 
of the Towne Councill. / 
Recorded October the 20'^'' 171 3: ^ Tho: Olney; Clerk. / 



[242] lb s d 

To a new Bible a Pillian & Pillian Cloath, ) 

> OI-i 



[ 157 1 

Here followeth the Record of the letter of Administration 
on the Estate of y* deceased Solomon Thornton. / 

Whereas Solomon Thornton of the Towne of Providence 
in th Colony of Roade Jsland and Providence Plantations in 
New England departed this life the iS"" of September in the 
yeare 171 3; and dyeing intested whereby the Care of the 
Administration on his Estate fell to the Towne Councell of sd 
Providence, as also the wardshipp of y" Children & Gardian- 
shipp of the Heir: And you Thomas Harris and Mercy Bur- 
din being both of the aforesd Towne of Providence, & willing 
to take Administration on said Estate, & wardshipp of the 
Children & Gardianshipp of the Heir, and you haveing Given 
in Bond for the true & legall Administration thereon ; Wee 
Thomas ffenner Assistant & Richard Waterman Assistant 
together With all the rest of the now Towne Councell of sd 
Providence, do now by these presents Comitt unto you the sd 
Thomas Harris and Mercy Burdin the whole Power of Admin- 
istration on the Estate of the said deceased Solomon Thorn- 
ton and wardshipp of the said Children & Gardianship of the 
Heir (so farr forth as the law doth us impower) on the said 
Estate to Administer, Act, do & legally to Performe in all 
Perticulars as the law doth Require an Administrator to do : 
And to Render an account to the Towne Council of your act- 
ings therein when by them Required. 

Dated October the 18''' 1713- / 

By order of the Councell and on their 
behalfe Tho: Olney Clerk. / 
Recorded January y^ ii*"" 1713/14 'p Tho: Olney Clerk./ 

[243] Whereas Silas Carpenter of Pautuxet in the 




[ 158 ] 

Towneshipp of Providence in the Colony of Roade Jsland, 
&c, departed this life December the 25*'' 1695: and left a 
written will behind him, but his Executrix brought not his 
Will to the Towne Councill for Examination thereof untill 
the 8* day of Aprill 1701, & then his widdow Sarah Car- 
penter (his Executrix) brought his sd will & the Jnventary 
of his Estate to the Councill to be Examined the which was 
then by the Coucill both Examined & approved ; the councill 
also ordered the Clarke of the Councill to take bond of her 
on the Councill their behalfe for the legall Executing of y^ sd 
Will & then on the Councill their behalfe to give unto her a 
letter of Administration. But shee went away & Came not 
againe to the Councill nor to the Clarke to give bond nor 
take a letter of Administration ; Therefore, least any mishapp 
should befall the said will or Jnventary, or both, it was thought 
Convenient to put them both upon Record./' The Record 
of the sd will is as followeth. / 

Know all men by these presents, that I Silas Carpenter of 
Pautuxet in the Towneshipp of Providence in the Colony of 
Roade Jsland and Providence Plantations, &c ; being in Per- 
fect sence & memory; although weake in Body, have made 
my last Will & Testament as followeth ; 

ffirst of all I bequeath my soule to God that gave it and my 
Body to the Earth to be buried by my Executrix & Executor 
hereafter named. / 

Jmprimiss, I Give & bequeath to my Eldest son Silas 
Carpenter all my mansion houses Lands Meaddowes in Pau- 
tuxett on the East side of Pauchasset River, Excepting that 
perc|ell| of meaddow march & Thatch which belongeth to me 
at Pumganset which is to be disposed of as followeth. 



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Secondly, I Give & bequeath to ray youngest son william 
Carpenter all my lands devided and vndevided within the 
prescints of Providence together with the aforesaid Meaddow 
Marsh and Thatch at Pumganset. 

J tern, I do give & bequeath to my two sones aforesaid 
(viz) silas Carpenter & william Carpenter all that my land 
on the west side of Pauchaset River lying within Pautuxet 
Purchase to be Equally devided betwixt them, All which said 
lands houseings Meaddowes aforesaid I do give & bequeath 
to my two aforesd sons william & silas Carpenter to have and 
to hold for Ever to them & their Heirs. / 

Jtem I give & bequeath to my two daughters Phebe Car- 
penter and sarah Carpenter Twenty Pounds apiece of Money 
or Equivolent to money to be given to them at Eighteene 
yeares old or at their marriage day if it be before.* 

[244] Whereas there was a stranger one Gerge Walker, 
by name who Came into this Towne of Providence in the 
Colony of Roade Jsland, &c, & for some time made his aboade 
at the house & dwelling of Edward Smith of said Providence, 
the sd Walker haveing some Estate in sd Providence, And 
the said George walker at the house of sd Edward Smith 
upon y* 26* day of November | 171 3 ] dyed & before his 
death made his will the which will together with an Jnventary 
of his Estat which he had in sd Providence was by y^ said 
Edward Smith upon the 28* of December 171 3 presented to 
the Towne Councill of sd Providence for their Examination ; 
The which were both by the Towne Coucill the same day 
Examined ; The Record of the said will is as followeth. / 

The Twenty fourth day of November in the yeare of our 
Lord 1 71 3, I George Walker liveing now in Providence in the 

*The will of Silas Carpenter appears in Early Records vol. vi. page 156. 
21 



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Colony of Roade Jsland and Providence Plantations, being 
very sick & weake in body, but of Perfect mind & memory, 
thankes be given unto God therefore, calling unto mind the 
mortality of my Body, & knowing that it is appoynted for all 
men once to dye, do make & ordaine this my last will & Testa- 
ment ; That is to say, first of all I do Comend my Body to the 
Eath to buired in a desent manner at the descresion of my 
Executors, And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith it 
hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I Give, devise, & dis- 
pose of the same in the following manner & forme ; 

Jmprimis, I Give & bequeath to Edward Smith his wife 
Mary five Pounds Current Money of new England; 

Jtem, I Give & bequeath to Joseph Smith son of Edward 
smith (deceased) five Pounds Current Money of NewEngliind, 

Jtem, I Give & bequeath to Abigail owens servant maid to 
Edward Smith Twenty shillings current money of new Eng- 
land ; 

Jtem I Give & bequeath to James Tripp his wife Elizabeth 
of Dartmouth in the County of new Bristoll | in | new Eng- 
land Twenty shillings Current money of new England. 

Jtem I Give & bequeath all the Remaineing part of my 
Estate to my three younger brothers & five sisters dwelling at 
Saalby in the Parish of Decar in Cumberland in Great Brit- 
tan ; viz ; To my brother Mark, my Brother Jacob, & my 
brother John, & my sister Ann, my sister Margeret, my sister 
Mary, my sister Ruth & my sister Joyce to be Equally devided 
betweene those Eight to Each a Equall Part. Jtem I Consti- 
tute make and ordaine Edward Smith of Providence & Joseph 
Mawrey of Cananacut my sole Executors of this my last will 
& Testament & I do hereby vtterly disallow Revoake & dis- 



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anuU all & Every other former Testaments wills & Legacyes 

Requests & Executors by me in any ways before this time 

named willed & bequeathed Rattifieing & Confirming this & 

no other to be my last will & Testament ; Jn witness whereof 

I have hereunto set my hand and scale the day & yeare above 

written. / 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- George Walker 

nounced, & declared by the sd 

George Walker as his last will 

& Testament in the presence 

of us the subscribers (viz) 

William Gulley December the 28"*: 171 3 the above 

Joseph welfhead wratten will was Examined by the 

Sam" : Wilkinson. / Towne Councill of Providence, Attests 

Tho : Olney, Clerk. / 
Recorded December y" 31 : 171 3 
1 Tho : Olney, Clerk. / 

[245] Here foUoweth the Jnventary of so much of y" 
Estate of one George Walker a stranger, who died in Provi- 
dence at the house of Edward Smith ; as was found in Provi- 
dence. 

An Jnventary of the Estate of Georg Walker who deceased 
the Twenty sixt day of December, 171 3. 

Weareing apparill lb s d 

To Two old Coasts & a wastcot 01-00-00 

To a Paire of Breeches & a wastcoat 00-18-00 

To Three paire of Old Breeches 00-07-00 

To stockins & shooes, an old Hat & Gloves 00-16-00 

To Two old shirts 00-06-00 



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To some old Neck cloths & handcerchefs 00-08-00 

To a Cloake Bagg 00-06-00 

To sewing silke & Thread 00-03-06 

To a Razer, two knives & a forke 00-04-00 
To a paire of Tailors sheares Thimbls & needells 00-03-00 

To sum Glass Bottls & some oyle 00-03-00 

To Kash 00-06-01 

To a Mare 07-00-00 

To a Saddle & bridle 02-00-00 

14-00-07 

This is a True Jnventary Erorrs Excepted of all the Estat 

of George Walker which was brought to our vew which is now 

in the Possession of Edward Smith of Providence, Taken 

December y^ Leventh 1 7 1 3 ; by us 

December the 28"' : 1 7 1 3 the above sam" wilkinson 

written Jnventary was Examined by Thomas Arnold 

the Towne Councill of Providence ; 

Attests Tho : Olney Clerk. / 
Recorded January y^ i^': 1713/14: 'p Tho: Olney Clerk. / 

Whereas Joseph Burden of this Towne of Providence is 
Departed this life being on the 30*'' day of December Anno 
1 7 1 3 found dead in the River called wanasquatucket River; 
and leaveing of some Estate behind him ; whereupon, his wid- 
dow margery Burden Caused an Jnventary of said Estate to be 
taken ; and at a Towne Councell meeteing held upon the 
Twenty & third day of January 1713/14: presented the said 
Jnventary to the Councell in order to a setlement of said 
Estate; the w"'' sd Jnventary the Councell Examined & 
Allowed, and Granted unto the sd widdow Administration on 



[ i63 ] 

sd Estate. / The Record of the sd Jnventary is as fol- 
loweth. / 

The Jnventary of the Estate of Joseph Burden (deceased) is 

as foUoweth. / lb s d 

To his weareing Apparrill & a Cane 1 1-06-00 

To Money 00-15-00 

To a Bedd & furniture 10-00-00 

To a Bed and blancketts 03-00-00 

To i paire of sheetes 00-12-00 

To i sheete 00-12-00 

To 2 Pillow beares 00-05-00 

To i Table Cloath 00-05-00 

To Napkins 00-06-00 

To 2 Chests 00-13-00 

To 2 Boxes 00-04-00 

[246] lb s d 

To Cooppers Tooles & Carpenters Tooles 01-13-00 

To a Gunn 01-00-00 

To small Tooles 00-04-06 

To 2 sithes and an axe 00-07-00 

To fire shovell & Tongs 00-07-00 

To a Spade & hoe & sithe Tackling 00-08-06 

To 2 Kettles & 2 Trammills 01-00-00 

To i Bible 00-06-00 

To a Loome & Tackling belonging to it 02-10-00 

To Jndian Corne 01-10-00 

To Rye 00-10-00 

To a Barrill & two sives 00-04-00 

To a Pillian & Cloath 00-10-00 

To woosted yarne 01-03-00 



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To I other | yarne 

To sheeps wooll 

To fflax 

To-ra Cooppers scrose & Truss hoopes 

To Pitchforks & Rakes 

To i Saddle 

To i Bell 

To a Grid Jron a skellet & Trevett 

To a, brass Kettle 

To i Jron Pott 

To a ffrying Pan 

To a woolling wheele 

To Chairs 

To Yarne 

To wooll 

To a paire of Cards & a lock 

To i lookeing Glass 

To i Box Jron & heaters 

To Trayes & Barrills 

To Pewter & spoones 

To i Candle stick 

To a Tubb & butter 

To oates 

To 2 Pailes 

To Cheese 

To Candles 

To Tallow 

To Turnips 

To Biefe & Porke 

To a Grinding stone 



o I -02-00 
00-06-00 
00-16-00 
00-04-00 
00-04-00 
oi-02-00 
00-00-06 
00-15-00 
03-00-00 
00-08-00 
00-06-00 
00-04-00 
01-00-00 
00-06-00 
00-05-00 
00-02-00 
00-03-00 
00-05-00 
00-06-00 
04-1 5-00 
00-01-00 
00-08-00 
01-10-00 
00-02-00 
00-12-00 
00-02-00 
00-07-00 
00-01-00 
04-00-00 
00- 1 1 -00 



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OO-IO-OO 

00-05-00 
00-04-00 
00-03-00 
01-15-00 
00-11-00 
08-10-00 
05-00-00 
00-16-00 
02-00-00 
00-10-00 
00-04-00 
00-16-00 



To i Caske of Apple drinke 

To Empty Caske 

To more caske 

To Tobacco 

To an Apple Mill 

To Boards 

To 4 Cattle, neat kine, 

To 20 sheepe 

To 3 Swine 

To Hay 

To i Table 

To i Table 

To a cider Press & Cooppers Axe 

Totall sum, Errors Excepted, 83-16-06 
- This [247] This above Written Inventary was taken 
January the 12* 1 713/14 by us Jonathan Whipple jun"' 

William Olney, 
The above said Jnventary was by the Towne Counce|ll| of 
Providence at their Councell meeteing January the 23"'^ 
1 71 3/14 Examined & Allowed; Attests 

Tho: Olney Clerk. / 
Recorded January y^ 26"" 1 713/14: 'p Tho: Olney Clerk, / 

Here followeth the Record of the letter of Administeration 
Granted unto Margery Burden (widdow) to Administer on the 
Estate of her deceased husband Joseph Burden. 

Whereas Joseph Burden of the Towne of Providence in the 
Colony of Roade Jsland & Providence plantations in New 
England departed this life December the 30"^ 171 3: And 
dyeing intestate whereby the Care of the Administration of 



[ i66 ] 

his Estate fell to the Towne Councell of said Providence : 
And you Margery Burden, Widdow of the said deceased 
Joseph Burden haveing desired the Administration on the 
said Estate, & haveing Given in bond for the true & legall 
Administration thereon : Wee Thomas ffenner Assistant and 
Richard Waterman Assistant, together with all the Rest 
of the Now Towne Councell of said Providence, do now by 
these presents (so farr forth as the law doth us impower) 
Comitt unto you the said Margery Burden the Whole Power 
of Administration on the Estate of your said deceased hus- 
band Joseph Burdin, on the said Estate to Administer, act, 
do, and legally to performe in all perticulars as the law doth 
Require an Administrator to do ; And to Render an account 
to the Councell of your actings therein, when by them 
Required. / 

Dated January, y'= 27"*: 1713/14: By order of the Councell & 

on their behalfe 

Tho: Olney, Clerk. / 

At a Councill Meeteing Aprill y^ 30* 1714 Joseph flSeld of 
providence presented his deceased mother her will & Testa- 
ment, and also an Jnventary of her Estate for their Examina- 
tion ; the which were both Examinid & allowed : The Record 
of sd will is as followeth, 

Jn the name of God Amen ; I Sarah Gurney being weake 
of Body yet by the blessing of God of sound and perfit sence 
and memory, and I knowing that all People are subject to 
Mortalitye. and not kn|o|wing how soone it may please Good 
to Remove me out of this life, I make this my last will hereby 
makeing voyd all former wills and this only to stand in force 



[ i67 ] 

as my last Will and Testament ; ffirst I bequeath my spirit to 
God that gave it me, and my body to the Earth to be decently 
buiried at the discression of my Executor here after named ; 

2^ I Give to my loveing son Zachariah ffield five shillings 
to be paid by my Executor in one yeare after my decease, 

3"^ I Give to my Loving son John fifield five shillings to be 
paid by my Executor in on yeare after my decease. 

4"" I Give to my loving son James ffield five shillings to 
be paid by my Executor after my decease, if he live to come 
home 

5*^ I Give to my loveing son Daniell ffield five shillings to 
be paid by my Executor in one yeare after my decease, 

6"' I Give to my loveing daughter Sarah ffield all my brass 
and Pewter & Jron vessells, and Bedding and other vtensells 
for house keepeing. 

y^ I order and appoynt my Loving son Joseph ffield my 
Executor to Execute this my last will & Testament to 
[248] to whome I Give all my Cattell shejelpe & swine & 
working Tooles, they being the product of his Care & dilli- 
gence And in Confirmation of this my last Will & Testa- 
ment I have hereunto set my hand & scale this last day of 
March in the yeare of our Lord 1714 and thirteenth yeare of 
the Reign of our sovereign Lady Anne by the Grace of God 
Queene of Great Brittan ; Signed and sealed & declared to be 
her last will & Testament in the presence, of 

John X Gurney Sarah X Gurney 

his mark her mark 

William Hopkins, Aprill the last day 1714 John Gur- 

Josiah Thornton ney the husband of the above named 

Sarah Gurney personally appeared 
before the Towne Councill of Prov- 



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At a Councill Meeteing 
Aprill 3?"= 30* 1 714 the 
abovesd will was by the 
Towne | Councill | of 
Providence Examined 
and approved, Attests 
Tho: Olney Clerk./ 



Recorded may y^ 



idence, and declared that he was 
present at his wives makeing the 
above written will, and gave his 
Consent thereunto ; And did also 
further declare before said Councill 
that he was freely willing the said 
Estate should be disposed of accord- 
ing to said will ; 

As Attests ^' Richard Waterman 

Assistant ; 
i=\ 1714: f Tho: Olney; Clerk./ 



Here followeth the Record of the Jnventary of the Estate 
of the deceased Sarah Gurney : 

An Jnventary of the Estate of Sarah Gurney who departed 
this life the sixteenth day of Aprill one Thousand seven hun- 
dred and fourteene. 

Jmprimis 

To her Weareing Apparill 
Jtt To bedding & towo bedds 
Jtt To brass & pewter & Jron vessells 
Jtt To Trammills Grid Jron spit Pott hookes and \ 

other Jron Old & worne j 

Jtt To one Auger and other Tooles 01-04-00 

Jtt To two bedd steds and two Chests 01-02-00 

Jtt To two Wheeles and some lumber 01-00-00 

Jtt To two Cowes and three Heifers 19-10-00 

Jtt To two steers to yeares old & one Heifer 06-15-00 

Jtt To Twenty and seven sheepe 09-09-00 

Jtt To swine 01-00-00 



02-10-00 
1 2-00-00 
06-05-00 

01-00-00 



Sum Totall Errors Excepted 61-15-00 



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A faire Jnventary of the Estate of Sarah Gurney according 

to the best of our vnderstanding taken this last day of Aprill 
1714; by us 

the above written Jnventary was Josiah Thornton 

Examined by the Towne Coun- The mark X of 

cill of Providence Aprill the 30* John Gurney ; 
1 7 14: Attests Tho : Olney, Clerk. / 

Whereas Sarah Gurney of the Towne of Providence in the 
Colony of Roade Jsland & Providence plantations in New 
England departed this life the sixteenth day of Aprill in the 
yeare one Thousand seven hundred and fourteene, And by her 
last will and Testament beareing date the last day of March in 
the yeare one Thousand seven hundred and fourteene ; And 
the Said Sarah Gurney (mother of you Joseph ffield of said 
Towne of Providence) haveing by her said last will and Testa- 
ment ordained and appoynted you the said Joseph | field | 
(her son) to be her Executor to Execute the said Will and 
Testament, and [249] ^^'^ yo^ haveing accepted the same ; 
And you haveing Given bond' for the true and legall Execute- 
ing of said will in your | legall | and just administration 
thereon; wee Thomas ffenner Assistant and Richard water- 
man Assistant together with all the Rest of the now Towne 
Councill of said Towne of Providence do now by these pres- 
ents, on her majestys behalfe, so far forth as the law doth us 
impower, Comitt unto you the said Joseph fifield the full Power 
of Administration on the Estate of your said deceased Mother 
Sarah Gurney on the same to Administer, act do & Execute 
and legally in all poynts to performe according as the law doth 
Require an Executor to do. 




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Dated Aprill y" 3o'^ 17 14. / By order of y* Councill and on 

their behalfe, 
Tho : Olney Clerk ; 

At a meeting of y^ Towne Councell June the 25*'': 17 14. 

This day John Burton presented y^ Councell with the last 
will & Teastement of his deceased father, William Burton, 
And also with the Jnventary of his Estate ; for the Counells 
Examinatian ; The which were both by the Councell Exam- 
ined and Allowed. The Record of sd will is as followeth ; 

I William Burton of Mashantatut in the Province of the 
Towne of Providence in the colony of Rhode Jsland and 
Providence Plantations in New England in America being in 
Perfect Memory but aged, and not knowing how soone it may 
please God to call me from hence I have therefore thought 
meete to set my house in order by this my last will and Testa- 
ment, Resigneing up my soule to God in whose hand it is and 
my Body to the Earth to be decently buried by my Executor 
hereinafter Named. 

And in the first Place I do Give and bequeath unto my 
beloved wife Jsbell Burton my house I now dwell in ; scituate 
at Mashantatut aforesaid, together with all the landes I now 
possess, both upland and meaddowes for her to possess and 
injoy with all Privelidges and Appurtenances duiring her nat- 
urall life or widdow hood : but if shee marrey before shee dye, 
then my said wife Jsabell Burton shall Relinquish all Claime 
thereunto ; Also I Give unto her halfe my stock of Cattell 
both cow kind sheepe & swine, and shee shall have all my 
howsehold Goods for her vse duiring her Naturall life or wid- 
dowhood as aforesaid, and then to be Returned to my son 
John Burton all the Remainder of the Goods. 



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Jn the next place, I do Give and bequeath unto my Only son 
John Burton all my said house and lands to be to him his 
Heirs and Assignes forever after my said wife Jsabell Burtons 
decease or widdowhood in like manner as aforesaid ; Also I 
Give him all my Household Goods to Possess and injoy after 
my said wife Jsabell Burtons decease or widdowhood : Jtem I 
Give him the other halfe of all my stock of Cow kind, sheepe 
and swine : I also Give him all my Estate both Reall & Per- 
sonall, not otherwayes dispossed on by this my will : And I do 
appoynt him to be my sole Executor for to pay and Receive 
all Just debts, and to pay all Legacyes that I have a|nd| shall 
Give and bequeath by this my last will and Testament. 

Jtem, I Give and bequeath unto my soninlaw M" sam- 
uell Gorton and his wife susannah Gorton Tenn poundes to 
paid in good pay Equivolent to money at three yeares End 
after my decease. 

Jtem, I Give and bequeath unto my Grand daughter Mary 
Curbit Tenn Pound to be paid her at or about three years 
End after my decease, if shee be of Age, but if not of age then 
when shee is Eighteene yeares old or day of marriage. Jtem, 
[250] Jtem, I Give and bequeath unto my Eldest daughter 
Elizabeth Hedger five pounds to be paid her in Good pay 
Equivolent to money. 

Jtem I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Hannah Car- 
penter five pound to be paid her in Good pay Equivolent to 
money 

Jtem I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Rose ffowler 
five pound to be paid to her in Good pay Equivolen to money. 

Jtem, I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Ethlannah 
Clark five Pound to be paid her in Good pay Equivolent to 



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money : and all and Every the said payments to Every of 
them, to be made at three yeares End after my decease. 

And in the next place I do desire nominate & appoynt my 
loveing friends Captaine James Greene and Leiftenant James 
Carder to be overseers to advise my wife and son aforesaid ; 
And so I take leave comending my wife and Children to live 
in the feare of God and to live loveingly Each with other; in 
the feare of whome I hope to live and dye ; And in Testamony 
of this my last will and Testament have hereunto set my hand 
and scale this 30*'' of march Anno Domini 1703 And in 
the first yeare of the Reigne of her Exellent majesty Anne of 
England, Etcetera, Queene. / 
Signed Sealed in presence of 

Peter Greene William Burton ^ 

Sam": Wickam 
James Carder 

Whereas in the above written will and Testament upon 
further Consideration by me william Burton the Testator, see 
cause to make some alteration as to some particulars and some 
Adition as to some others the which I shall signifie and declare 
in this Codicell to be my Will and Testament notwithstanding 
what is before Exprest ; The which is as followeth ; Where as 
in that clause in my will where it is said I Give unto my wife 
halfe I my stock | of Cattell, both cow kine sheepe and swine, 
but my intent in that Clawse was and is, that my wife should 
and shall have the vse of the halfe of my said stock duiring her 
life but if shee marrey then only duerine her widdowhood and 
after her death or widdowhood or to say marriage the said halfe 
of said stock shall shall Revert and be unto my son John Bur- 
ton his Heirs and Assignes 



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And whereas in my said will there are several! sums of money 
bequeathed to severall Persons the which sums I do now see 
cause to agment to Each person to be paid by my Executor, 
that is to make, up Sam" : Gorton and his wife their part to be 
twelve pounds, To make up Mary Curbit her part Twelve 
pounds, To make up Hannah Carpenters part Eight pounds, 
And to make up Elizabeth Hedge her part to be Eight 
pounds, and to make up Rose ffowler her part to be Eight 
Poundes : anto make up Ethlanna Clarke her part to be Eight 
pounds : all to be paid in Order and manner according as 
I in I my will it is Exprest. whereas my son John Burton hath 
had the vse & benefit of my mashantatuck meaddow, the one- 
halfe of it heitherto : my will is that he shall still duiring my 
life have the improvement and vse of the same, and at my 
decease what he hath had the improvement of shall be unto 
him my said son his Heirs and Assignes for Ever. This Cod- 
icel being a part and Parcell of my last will & Testam* : afore- 
said, Jn witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and scale 
the Eight day of July Anno Domini, one Thousand seven 
hundred & thirteene. 

William Burton 
Signed Sealed & proclaimed in June the 25* 1714 sd will was 
the presence of us Examined & approved Attests 

Tho : Olney sen' : Tho : Olney Clerk : 

William Tirpin 

John Hawkings Recorded July y° 2n^ 1714 

Seth Whipple. / : f Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

[251] The Record of the Jnventary of the | moveable | 
Estate of the deceased will'" Burton of Mashantatat in Provi- 
dence who died ffebruary y'= ao**" day 1 71 3/14 is as followeth. / 




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Providence the first day of May 1714 an Jnventary taken of 
the moveable Estate of y^ deceased William Burton of what 
was brought to the vew of us, whose names are hereunto sub- 
scribed, lb s d 
To a paire of Oxen 14-00-00 
To five Cowes & three Calves 22-00-00 
To the halfe of three two yeare old Cattell 03-15-00 
To the halfe of three yeare old Cattell 02-05-00 
To Twenty foure sheepe & five lambs J 08-09-06 
To seven Swine 03-10-00 
To an Old mare 02-00-00 
To a chaine, Plow Jrons & Cop ring & staples 01-09-00 
To wheele hoopes Boxes bolts Clevice & Pinn 00-14-00 
To horse chaines, two axes, a Trammell, two hoes 01-00-00 
To old Sithes & other old Jron & Sithe Tackling 00-13-00 
To old Cart Rope, bedd Cord forke tines 00-07-00 
To two old Bedds and two hatchells 01-00-00 



To Pewter & brass and other Triflings things 

To Shoo leather 

To old Jron 

To a Bridle Sturrup Jrons & leathers 

To Old.Chaires 

To an old Table 

To a chest and a box 

To flax fourteene pounds 

To a feather bedd, beddsted & furniture 

To Gotten wooU, three pounds 

To a Warming pann 



61-02-06 

02-11-06 
00-10-06 
00-06-00 
00-08-04 
00-03-06 
00-02-00 
00-16-00 
00-14-00 
10-12-00 
00-05-00 
00-14-00 



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To a flock bed, Bolster, bedsted. Cord & two cov- 1 „ , ■_ 

> 07—14—00 

erlids and seven blanketts j 

To weareing Appalrejll 14-10-00 

To three paire of sheetes, Napkins & Pillow Cases 03-10-00 
To Chests & beddsted 01-00-00 

To Trays and other woodden waare 00-12-06 

To Jron Potts, Kittles & frying pann 01-19-00 

To Earthen ware 00-01-06 

To linnen wheeles 00-08-00 

To Nineteene Pounds of wool! 00-19-00 

To bookes 00-12-00 

To a box 00-00-08 

To Eleven barrills, foure Old Tubbs 01-00-00 

To thre paire of Old Cardes 00-04-00 

To a small Remnant of Cloath & flax 00-12-00 

Othaniell Corton 61-02-06 

Roger Burllinggame jun"": sum totall 11 1-08-00 

The above written Jnventarey was by the Towne Councell 
of Providence at their Councell meeteing June the 25** 17 14: 



Examined & allowed. 



Attests Tho : Olney Clerk. / 



Recorded July y^ s'"" 1714: f Tho: Olney Clerk. 



[252] Here followeth the Record of the letter of Admin- 
istration from the Towne Councill of Providence to John 
Burton to Adminester on the Estate of his deceased ffather 
william Burton of Mashantatuck in said Providence : 

Whereas William Burton of Mashantuck in the Towne- 
shipp of Providence in the Colony of Roade Jsland in new 
England departed this life the 20*'' day of ffebruary 1 713/14: 



23 



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And by his last will and Testament beareing date the Thirtieth 
of March 1703 appoynted you John Burton (his son) to be his 
Executor to Execute and performe the said will ; the which said 
will hath been by the Towne Councill of said Providence 
Examined & approved; Wee Joseph Whipple Assistant & 
Phillip Tillinghast Assistant together with all others the now 
Towne Councill of said Providence (so farr forth as the law 
doth us impower) Comitt unto you the said John Burton 
the full Power of Administration on the Estate of your said 
deceased ffather William Burton on the same to Administer 
and Execute the said Will in all poynts according to the true 
meaneing and intent thereof. 

Dated June the 27"* 17 14: By Order of the Towne Councill 

and on their behalfe ; 
Tho : Olney Clerk. 

Here foUoweth the Record of the last will & Testament 
of the deceased William Vinsent ; 

I William Vinsent being sick of Body yet perfect of vnder- 
standing do make this my last will & Testament in manner 
following ; I Resigne my soule unto his hands whome Gave 
me a being here; secondly my body to the Earth to be 
desently buried at the descression of my Executrix : 

As for My Worldly Estate I Give as followeth ; To my wife 
Jemima Tract of lands lieing at the Easter End of Sicko- 
tonconet Hill by a Cedar Swampe Esterly, Containeing ninty 
Eight Acres of lands ; Also halfe a Right of Common within 
the seven miles line ; Also five acres of Meaddow lieing East- 
ward of my now dwelling house which I bought of Abraham 
Man ; all which lieth in the Towneshipp of Providence ; And 




[ ^n ] 

after the deceasd of my wife Jemima to be devided amongst 
my three sonns, Thomas Nicolas & the youngest: Also my 
son William to dwell with my wife untill he com of age in my 
dwelling house, with all my moveables, Only I Give out of the 
Estate unto my son William the second best Bedd, with such 
poore Coverings & bolster as there are. Also a heifer Calfe, 
five sheepe & my shortest Gunn ; All my Tooles betweene 
William & Thomas ; I do also make my wife Jemima sole 
Executrix to discharge all debts, Receive all debts ; This is 
my sole will. 

December 21, the yeare 1695 The X marke 

Signed & Sealed in presence of us William Vinsent. / 

William Randall") 
Richard Bowen r as wittnes 

John Sheldon / Jemima Vinsent widdow of the deceased 
william Vinsent hath the 3*^ day of March 169! upon her 
Engagement afirmed to the trueth of the will on the other 
side of this paper written, so also hath William Randall, 
Richard Bowin & John Sheldon, as wittnesses : 
before the majestrats & Towne Councell. / 

What is below the will heere written was written on the back 
side of the paper whereon the will is written. 

Recorded in Providence Towne Councill book 
May y" 5* 1715, f Tho: Olney, Clerk. / 

[253] Here followeth the Record of the Jnventary of 
the Estate of the deceased William Vinsent of Providence. / 

The Jnventary of the Estate of William Vinsent of the 
Towneshipp of Providence in the Colony of Roade Jsland & 
Providence Plantations in New England is as followeth. 



[ 178] 

Jmprimis, to witt, his Weareing Apparrill Coats breches Hatts 

and linnin 04-06-00 
The weareing Apparrill of William Vinsent jun'': 02-13-00 

Stockins & shooes 00-06-00 

Neckcloathes Handkerchefs 00-07-00 

Three bedds bolsters & Coverings 07-10-00 

One Bedd all belonging to it 05-00-00 

Brass Kettles skillett scimmer 01-15-00 

Pewter 01-10-00 

To Jron Potts & kettle 01-00-00 

Trammells Pot hookes Slice Tongs 00-10-00 

Earthen ware Tinn Pan 00-06-00 

Keellers Milke Pailes , 00-10-00 

Beddstuds Chests Boxes 01-00-00 

Two Gunnes & sword 01-10-00 

Bookes 00-12-00 

Tooles 02-10-00 

Lumber 00-04-00 

Two wheeles 00-04-00 

One Drum 01-00-00 

Sheepes WooU 01-00-00 

fflax 00-04-00 

Tables Chaires & settle 00-10-00 

Chaines 00-17-00 

She|e|pe 07-00-00 

Cow kine 14-00-00 

Horse kind 03-00-00 

Swine 03-00-00 

Cider 00-18-00 

Totall, Errors Excepted 63-02-00 



[ 179 ] 

Taken this first of ffebruary 1695 : 1696 : by us 
As to debts wee know not, Benjamin Carpenter 

As to Money wee find not, / John Sheldon, 

Jemima Vinsent widdow of the deceased William Vinsent 
hath the 3^ day of March 169^ upon Engagement before the 
majestrates & Towne Councill of Providence attested to the 
above sd Jnventarey so also hath Benjamin Carpenter & John 
Sheldon. 

Recorded May the 5*: 1715 : f Tho: Olney, Clerk. / 

[254] Where as William Turpin of the Towne of Proui- 
dence in the Colony of Rhoad Jslan d and Prouidence planta- 
tions in new England: departed this Life Julyy'= 18* 1709 and 
Leaueing a widdow, by name Anne Turpin and three Children, 
one of his Children being a son by name William Turpin, 
being his Lawful! Heire & the sd. deseaced William Turpin 
dying Jntested and Leaueing an Esstate behind him of House- 
ing Lands and moueables vndissposed of whereby the Said 
Estate both houseing lands and moueables falls to be unto 
the widdow unto the Heire & unto the Rest of the Children in 
order and manner according as the Law hath deterniined it 

Therefore this Jndenter made betwene Anne Turpin ; wid- 
dow of the abouesd deceased William Turpin on the one 
partye : and William Turpin Son and Heire of the aboue : sd : 
deceased William Turpin on the Other partie boath of sd 
Prouidence, witnesseth: That the Said Anne Turpin hath 
Giuen Granted Bargained Solde made ouer and Passed away 
from herself her Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns : 
and by these presents doth fully Clearly and Absolutely Giue 
Grant Bargain Sell make ouer and Pass away from her self 



[ i8o J 

her Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for Euer : 
Vnto the sd william Turpin, Son and Heir of the sd deceased 
william Turpin, all and whole that part of the Esstate of her 
aforesd | deceased | husband william Turpin which by Law 
doth any ways vnto her belong: boath as to preuiledge of 
houseing and Lands and also Goods Cattle or Chatties and all 
moueable Estate of what sort soeuer to be vnto him the sd 
william Turpin his Heirs Executors Administrators and 
Assigns for Euer his and theire own proper Esstate Jn Con- 
sideration whereof the sd william Turpin doth Couinant Prom- 
ise Grant and fully agree with the Said Anne Turpin his 
Mother in Law, his deceased fathers, widdow, to yeild and 
allow vnto her the whole vse and Command of one Roome in 
the Dwelling house which was his fathers house for and dure- 
ing the whole term of her natural Life that is the Roome on 
the North Side of the house where , Shee now Lodgeth : And 
also to allow and giue vnto her a good Beadstead and a good 
feathor Beadd and Bolster and two paire of Good sheets and 
one paire of Good Blankets and a Cupple of Good pillows and 
two pillow beers and one good Couerled all to be : her own 
proper Estate to disspose of as shee shall see cause to do: And 
also at all times for and dureing the whole term of her natural 
Life to keepe and maintaine her with good and SufKcient 
victuals and drinke and washing and suteable tendance accord- 
ing as her Condition at all times may Call for ; And att all 
times to be allowed the benefet of the fire to goe to it and from 
it and also to abide by it : and make vse of it as her Occations 
may Require : And also shee to haue free Recorse through the 
sd House to and from her sd Roome : And also that the sd 
William Turpin shall allow and pay unto the sd widdow: his 



[ i8i ] 

sd mother in law to her her Heirs Executors Administrators 
or Assigns the full and just sum of forty Pounds siluer money 
Currant to be paid within the space of four years time after 
the date of these presents : That is to say ten pounds the first 
yeare and so sucsessiuely tenn pounds Each yeare untill the 
forty pounds bee all paid : Always prouided and niuer the Less 
Jf it shall so be that the sd Anne Turpin do fall into a Condi- 
tion of sickness and weakeness that shee must haue more then 
ordinary attendance : and also that shee must or do Jmproue a 
Phisitian : then that Charge to be borne by her self out of her 
own Estate: And it is also agreed that Jf any debts do yet 
Come forth due from the Estate to be paid which are not yet 
discharged then for the sd widdow to bare her parte thereof 
according to her part of sd Estate : this being the Contaact and 
joynt agreement made betwene the sd Anne [255] Turpin 
and sd William Turpin to the due and true performance of the 
Same in all the perticuliors the sd William Turpin doth bind 
himself his Heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by 
these presents : Jn witness whereof both Parties haue here unto 
Jnterchange|a|bly sett there hands and Seals this ninth day of 
August in the yeare of our Lord 1711 
Signed Sealled and deliuered , William Turpin 
Jn the presence of vs 

Joseph Whipple ) 

James Olney j 

Recorded this 25"* day of August 1715 

^' Richard Waterman Clerk 

Know all men by these presents that where as my son Jn 
Law William Turpin Did sign seale & Duly Execute an 



[ i82 ] 

indenture or Jnstrument bareing date the Nineth Day of 
August in the yeare of our Lord 171 1 : Jn which he became 
Bound to pay vnto mee the full Sum of forty Pounds in Currant 
siluer money & to allow me a good feather bed & such furne- 
ture as in said Jndenture now vpon Prouidence Councill 
Record will more fully appeare : I say I haue Receiued the full 
of the aforesaid forty pounds, & the bed & furniture according 
to the Tenure of the said Jndenture & the true Jntent & 
meaning there of. & there of & of Euery part and Percell there 
of Do by these presents Exonerate acquit & fully discharge 
my said son Jn Law Turpin his Heirs Executors & Adminis- 
trators for Euer As Witness my hand & Seale this 9* of Jan- 
uary I7i5/'i6 
Signed & Sealled Jn Presence of 

James Brown Anne Turpin ^j^ 

Obadiah Brown her X marke ^^ 

Recorded this g*"" day of January 1715/16 

^"^ Richard Waterman Gierke 

[*256] Here ffolloweth the Record of the last will & 
Testment of Thomas Man of Providence. / 

Jn the Name of God Amen. I Thomas Man of the Towne 
of Providence in y^ Golloney of Road Jsland & Providence 
Plantations, being very Sick & weake, it throug[ ] the 
Goodnes of God of Perfect memory and good understanding 
Doe make my last will & Testament this twelth day of JuUy 
in the yeare of Our Lord one Thousand, Six hundred ninty & 
foure. // 



*At this point tlie book was reversed and continues tliis order to the end. 



[ i83] 

Jmp. Jt is my Will that all my lawfull debts & funerall 
charges be discharged by my Exsecutrix hereafter Named. 

Jtem I Give & bequeath unto my beloved wife Mary, my 
dwelling house and barne & orchards & all my land, vpland, & 
meaddows, devided & undevided, in the Towne of Prouidence 
to have the improovement of y^ while Shee Remaines a widdow 
untill my son Thomas Comes to age of twenty one years 
And which shall first happen ; shee shall Resigne up to my 
son Thomas the one halfe of my said houses Barnes Orchard, 
vpland & meaddow grounds devided & vndevided ; I Give like- 
wise her one quarter of my household Goods to her owne dis- 
pose ; & the improovement of the whole of my household 
goods while shee Remains a widdow ; & at her marriage to 
Resigne up the other three quarters of the[ ] to my daughters 
hereafter named. 

Jtem I give & bequeath unto my son Thomas my Eldest 
son ; the one halfe of my dwelling house, barne. Orchard, 
vpland & meaddow ground devided or undevided in the Towne 
of Providence when he Comes to the age of twenty one yeares, 
or when his mother Shall marrey againe, to him his heirs & 
Assignes forever ; my said son Thomas paying to my daughter 
Rachell when he Comes to the age of twenty one yeares five 
pounds. / 

Jtem I give & bequeath to my son Daniell my land at 
Palmers River, on the East Side of said River, which I pur- 
chassed of Samuell Sabin, & the meaddow I had of my ffather 
Bliss upon Exchang ; And the meaddow that was Jsack Allins, 
& fiifty pound Estate in Comans in the Towne of Rehoboth 
to him, his heirs and Assignes for Ever, hee payeing five 
pounds to my daughter Mary when he comes to y^ age of ; 
And the meaddow I purchassed of Samuell Sabin 



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[257] Jtem I give to my son John my land at palmers 
River which I purchassed of John Shaw, & my meaddowow on 
the east side of Palmers River which I purchassed of John 
AUin, & fifty pound Estate of Comons in the Towne of Reho- 
both, to him his heirs & Assignes forever, & the meaddow I 
purchassed of Shuttellworth & Heuton. / 

Jtem, Jt is my will that if any of my sones dye before they 
Come to y* age of twenty one yeares, That what lands I have 
before given to them shall be Equally devided among my sons 
Surviveing. 

Jtem I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Rachell fforty 
acres of land which was layd out in two lotts in the last devi- 
sion in Rehoboth on the northeast Corner of the Towne ; to 
her & her heirs & Assignes for ever ; and five pounds to be 
payd by my son Thomas, And one Cow to be paid by my 
Exsecutrix hereafter named. 

Jtem I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Mary my quar- 
ter part of the Sawmill upon Rockey River, & Tenn acres of 
lan[ ] I purchassed of Richard Bowen y^ Coopper to her & 
her heirs & Assignes forever & five pounds to be payd by my 
son Daniell when he Comes to the age of twenty one yeares. / 

Jtem I give to my Daughter Bethia Nine acre[ ] of land 
which I purchassed^of Ensigne Read neere goddman Brookes 
meaddow on the East side of Palmers Rive to her & her heirs 
& Assignes forever, & one Cow. / 

Jtem I give to my Daughter Mehittabell all my land 
devided & undevided on the north purchassed lands belonging 
to Rehoboth, & one Cow. / 

Jtem I give to my Daughter Joanna one Cow & Calfe 
which I purchassed of Samuell Bartlett 



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Jtem I Jt is I my Will, that if any of ray Daughters should 
dye before they Come to the age of Eighteene yeares, (except 
otherwise desposed in marriage before:) the landes that I have 
given them & other Estate shall be equally desposed among 
my Surviveing Daughters. / 

Jtem I Give & bequeath unto my five Daughters three 
parts of foure of my household goods at my wifes decease or 
her marriage, to be Equally devided amongst them. 

Jtem I Give & bequeath to my Beloved wife Mary [258] 
Mary all the rest of my Estate not before bequeathed, shee 
paying out my lawfuU debts & ffunerall charges. And like- 
wise I doe ordaine Constitut[ ] & appoynt my said beloved 
wife to be my sole Exsecutrix, & my said Estate I Give her as 
before Expressed for the bringing up my Chilldren. 

Jtem I Give & bequeath unto my son Daniell a percell of 
fresh meaddow which I had of John Redway at Palmers River, 

Jtem I doe Renounce, Dissanull, make voyd all other wills 
& Teastaments heretofore made ; in wittnes hereof that this in 
two Pages is my last will & Testament I have sett my hand & 
seale the day & yeare first written ; Jtem it is my will, that the 
house & Land that I have Given to my wife at her decease I 
give it to my son Thomas to him his heirs & Assignes for 
ever : / 

Signed, Sealed & delivered to be the last will of Thomas 
Man, in y* presence of vs ; The marke of 

Thomas Read Thomas X Man 

Enoch Hunt 

Samuell Millerd 

William Carpenter. 

William Carpenter & Thomas Read the 21 of Agust 1694 



[ i86 ] 

appeared before the Towne Councill of Providenc[ ] & made 
oath as wittnesses to y^ abovesaid will. / 

The 1 8* day of September 1694; before the Towne Coun- 
cill of Providence the wittnesses to the will on this sheete of 
paper written who appeared not before the Councill at their 
meeting Agust the 21, last (viz) Samuell Millerd by name, 
appeared & made Oath upon the Same as he was a wittnes to 
sd will. 

The 20* day of November 1694, Mary Man, widdow & 
Exsecutrix to the last will & Testament of her deceased hus- 
band Thomas man appeared before the Towne Cotmcill & 
made oath unto the last will & Testament of her deceased hus- 
band Tho : man beareing date the 12*^ day of July 1694. The 
will of Tho : Man, written on the other pages of this sheete of 
Paper is the 20* day of November 1694 & hath been Exam- 
ined, & is approoved by the Towne Councill of Providence 

Attests Tho : Olney 
Towne Clarke 

[259] Here foUoweth the Record of the Jnventarey of 
the Estate of The deceased Tho : man, 

An Jnventarey taken, of the Estate of Thomas Man who 
deceased the 18'^'' of July 1694 by us whose names are under 
written have apprized viz) money in the purse 01-18-00 

Jtem weareing Apparrill at 08-10-00 

2 Guns, 3 Pistolls, 2 holsters, 2 Cutlashes one belt 04-12-06 
Jtem Bedding & bedsteads & 4 beds at 21-00-00 

Pewter at 01-17-00 

Brass at 01-03-00 

Jron potts, frieing pann, fire shovell. Tongs, &) 
Tramill Smoothing Jron & heating Jron j 



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Cherne Dishes, 
Glass bottles, 



Woollen & linnet! yarne at 

Sarge & fiflannill & linnen Cloath 

Table Cloathes & Napkins at 

Wooll at 

2 Chests at 

Keelers, Pailes, Trayes, Tubbs 
spoones. Trenchers & sive 
Earthen potts. Candlestick, Dore lock 

Sidar, Butter, Meat, Barrills at 

Cradle & furniture to it Table & Chaires 

Cheese & lokeing Glass 

Salt, & wheele. Cards & Reele Morter 

Old Corne in Cribb 

Cart & Cart tackling, Plough chaines 

Horse Tackling at 

Harrow Teeth, beetle wedges & axes & hoes, sithes ) 
& Croe j 

A Grind stone at 

Standing Corne on the ground, or Rye, wheat, Gates 

ffruite of y" Orchard, standing Grass 

One horse & furniture at 

Sheepe & Hoggs at 

2 Oxen at 

9 Cowes at 

a three yeare old bull, 3 yeare old heifer 

4 two yeares Old 
6 yearelings at 

5 Calves at 

Hammer, Gimlett, Auger, Pitch-forke 
Debt" A Bill of Returne Johnson of 



03-00-00 
01-04-00 
01-00-00 
01-05-00 
00-08-00 

01-00-00 

02-08-00 
01-02-00 
00-17-00 
00-12-00 
01-15-00 
03-00-00 
00-06-00 

02-05-00 

00-12-00 
08-00-00 
03-04-jOO 
03-00-00 
09-14-00 
08-00-00 
21-07-06 
03-12-00 
06-10-00 
07-10-00 
02-05-00 
00-02-06 
01-00-00 



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01-05-00 

01-00-00 

01-00-00 

03-10-00 

00-05-00 

lb s d 

00-05-00 

00-06-00 

146-10-06 



02-09-00 



Samuell Comstock 
John Hearnton 
Ephraim Wheaton 
Stephen Paine 
William Woodcock 

[260] 

Daniell Browne 
Daniell Jenckes 

The Totall is, (Errers Excepted) 
Apprized by us 
John Wilkesons marke X 
Moises Bartlett , 

Afterward Remembred 
4 Steele Trapps 
2 Cow bells 2 ^ of Cissers one Rassor 

More 12'' in the widdow Hearntons hand 00-12-00 

The 21 Day of Agust 1694 Mary Man widdow & Exsecutrix 
to the last will of The : Man appeared before the Towne Coun- 
cill of Providence & made Oath to the abovesd Jnventarey So 
also did John Wilkeson & Moises Bartlett, who tooke sd 
Jnventarey. / 

Attests Tho: Olney Towne Clarke 

Here ffoUoweth the Record of the Jnventarey of the Estate 
of the deceased Jo" : Walling. / 

An Jnventarey of y" Estate of John Walling deceased, who 
departed this life y^ Eleventh of this instant November 1694 
Jmprimis 2 Cowes : & 2 two yeare old & vantage lb s d 
Cattle & 3 yeare & vantage Cattle, & 3 Calves 1 2-00-00 
all valued at 



[ i89] 



02-I0-00 
02-00-00 
04-00-00 
03-00-00 
02-10-00 
10-10-00 
00-10-00 
01-10-00 
00-12-00 

00-16-00 

00-13-00 
01-00-00 

41-II-OO 



t To a maare & bridles & Sadies 

t To Jndian Corne & Rye 

t To hay 

t To Tobacko 

t To Armes 

t To his Beding & wareing Apparrill 

t To Peuter 

t To his workeing tooles 

t To an Jron Pott & Kittle 

t T a ffrying pan, ffire shovell & Tongs & Tram 

ill & Grid Jron 

t To 2 chests, & a Box, & 2 Chayres 

t To Barrills & other lumber 

The Sum totall. Errors Excepted 
Taken this 17**" day of November 1694 

by us John Dexter 

William Hopkins. / 
This Jnventarey 

is this 20* of November 1694 Allowed by the Towne of 
Providence, Attests, Tho : Olney Towne Clarke. 



[261] Here ffoUoweth the Record of a letter of Adminis- 
tration from the Towne Councill of Providence to Thomas 
Walling. / 

Whereas John walling of this Towne of Providence departed 
this life the 1 1*** of this Jnstant November & dicing intested 
his Estate legally fell into the hands of the Towne Councill of 
sd Providence for Administration : And whereas you Thomas 
walling of sd Providence this twentieth day of November 
1694 desired Administration upon your sd deceased Brother 



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John Walling his Estate; Wee the Towne Councill of sd 
Providence haveing Considered your Request; Doe Grant 
unto you the said Thomas Walling as full Power of Adminis- 
tration upon the said deceased John Walling his Estate as the 
law hath invested us in ; & doe give you as full power of 
Administration thereof as the law giveth us ; And that you 
shall hereby Administer upon the sd Estate & despose thereof 
unto whome it doth belong according as the law doth Require 
& to give up your acount unto the Councill of your acting in 
the premises Wittnes our hands this twentieth day of Novem- 
ber one thousand Six hundred Ninty & foure. 

Tho: Olney Towne Clarke 

Here followeth the Record of the last Wi[ ] & Testament 
of Ephraim Carpenter of Pautuxett in Providence. 

This 20** day of ffebruarey in y* yeare of our Lord 1691^ 

I Ephraim Carpenter of Pautuxet in y* County of Rhode 
Jsland & Providence Plantations, being very sick & weak[ ] of 
body, but of perfect Mind & Memory (thankes be to God there- 
fore) Calling un[ J mind the Mortallitye of my body, a[ ] 
knowing it is appoynted for all men to dye, Doe make & 
ordaine this my last Will & Testament (to witt) Princep[ ]ly, 
& first I Give & Recomend My soule [ ] the hands of God 
that Gave it & my Body to the Earth to be Buryed ; in Chris- 
tian like & decent Mann[ ] descression of my Exsecu- 
tors. A [ ] such worldly Estate Wherewith it hat[ J 
pleased God to bless me in this life, I Give & despose in man- 
ner as followeth. 

Jmprimis. I doe Give to my Hon"''^: ffather Ephraim Car- 
penter, now inhabetant at long Jsland in the County of New- 



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Yorke all my landes both uplands & Meaddows to him his 
heirs, Exsecutors, Administrators & Assignes to have & to hold 
for Ever. 

Jtem I doe Give to my loveing Aunt in law, Sarah Car- 
penter Widdow, Resident in Pautuxett, in the Towneshipp of 
Providence [262] Jn the Colloney of Rhode Jsland All my 
Weareing Apparill that is Ready made; And likewise my 
horse, sadle & Bridle & foure bushells of oates. / 

And as for all the Rest of my Estate (after my ffunerall 
Expences, & other Expences ariseing by any other Meanes & 
my Exsecutors satisfied & payd for their Trouble & Charges) I 
doe give to to my honored ffather Ephraim Carpenter; aforesaid. 

Jtem, I have appoynted & made my loving vnckle Benja- 
min Carpenter & my Cousin Simon Smith both of the Collo- 
ney of Rhode Jsland & Providence to be the Exsecutors of this 
my last Will & Testam* : to receive in & demand all debts 
due to me & to pay all my debts due to any person ; And in 
Wittnes of this my last Will & Testament I have hereunto 
sett my hand & scale Even this Twentyeth day of ffebruarey 
in the yeare of our Lord one Thousand Six hundred & Ninty 
Seven or Ninty Eight 
Signed Sealed Published of 

Pronounced & declared The mark X Ephraim 
by the said Ephraim Car- Carpenter 

penter as his last will & 
Testament, [ ] the 

presence of us 

Elisha Arnold 
Robert Davis 
[ Jehemiah Sheldon 
Andrew Harris / 



[ ] 



Through a mistake 
this will is twice 
Recorded 



25 



[ 192 ] 

[ ] Davis, Nehemiah Sheldon and [ ] Harris, 

this day appeared before the Towne Councill of Providence, it 
being y" 15* day of March 169I and did all of them as witt- 
nesses upon their oath attest to the sd will which is above writ- 
ten. / 

The 15*'' day of March 1691 Benjami[ ] Carpenter & Simon 
Smith in the presen[ ] of the Towne Councill of Providence 
upon Oath declared the abovesd to be the last will & testament 
of the sd Ephraim Carpenter, so farr as they kno|w| And that 
he so signed & sealed it whilst he was in sound & perfect 
morey they being Exsecutors to y^ sd will 

[263] The 20*: day of ffebruarey in the yeare of our 
Lord i69|- I Ephraim Carpenter of Pautuxett in the Colloney 
of Rhode Jsland & Providence plantations being very sick & 
weake of body but of perfect mind & memory, Thankes be to 
God therefore) Calling unto mind the mortality of my body & 
knowing it is appoynted for all men once to dye doe rnake & 
Ordaine this my last will & Testament (to witt) Principally & 
first of all I give & Recomend my soul into the hands of 
God that gave it & my body to the Earth to be buryed in 
Christian like & descent manner at the discression of my 
Exsecutors. As Touching such worldly Estate wherewith it 
hath pleased God to bless me in this life I Give & despose in 
manner | as | followeth, 

Jmprimis I Doe Give to my honnored ffather Ephraim 
Carpenter now inhabitant at long Jsland in the County of New 
Yorke all my lands both uplands & Meaddowes to him his 
heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes to have & to hold 
for Ever 

Jtem I doe Give to my loveing Aunt in law Sarah Car- 



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penter widdow Resident in the Pautuxett in the Towneshipp of 
Providence in the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland All my weareing 
apparrill that is Ready made and likewise my horse, Saddle, & 
bridle, & foure bushells of Oates. And as for all the rest of my 
Estate (After my ffunerall Expence & other Expences ariseing 
by any other meanes & my Exsecutors Satisfied and payd for 
their trouble & Charges) I doe give to my honnored ffather 
Ephraim Carpenter aforesd. / 

Jtem I have appoynted & Made my loving Benjamin Car- 
penter & my Cousin Simon Smith both of the Colloney of 
Rhode Jsland aforesd to be the Exsecutors of this my last will 
& Testament, to Receive in and demand all debts due to me, 
& to pay all my debts due to any perso[ ] And in wittnes of 
this my last will & Testament I have hereunto set my hand & 
seale even this twentyeth day of fieburarey in the yea[ j of 
our Lord one thousand Six hundred & ninty seven or Ninty 
Eight 

Signed Sealed published Pro- of 

nounced & declared by the sd The marke X Ephraim 
Ephraim Carpenter as his last 

will & Testament in the pres- Carpenter 

ence of us 

Elisha Arnold Robert Davis Nehemiah Shel- 

Robert Davis don & Andrew Harris This 

Nehemiah Sheldon day appeared before the Towne 

Andrew Harris Councill of [264] o^ Provi- 

dence it being the is**" day of March 169I & did all of them as 
wittnesses upon their Oath attest to the sd will which is above 
written. 

The 15* day of March 169I: Benjamin Carpenter & Simon 



[ 194 ] 

Smith in the presence of y* Towne Councill upon Oath 
declared the abovesd to be the last Will & testament of the 
said Ephraim Carpenter so farr as they know; And that he so 
signed & sealed it whilst he was in his sound & perfect memo- 
rey, They being Exsecutors to y' sd will. / 

An Jnventarey of the Estate of Ephraim Carpenter of Pau- 

tuxett in the Colloney of Rhode Jsland, who departed this life 

on the 22 of ffebruarey 169!^: lb s d 

To money 10-13-06 

To weareing Apparrill 03-00-00 

To y"' Horse, Saddle, Bridle & 4 bushell of oates 02-18-00 

To 3 silke hoodes 00-18-00 

To 5 hatts 01-00-00 

To 17 yardes of Crape 01-01-03 

To * a Ell of silke & 3 y"* * of fine Kentin & 4 y"* : ) 

^.^ , o;'2 ^ : \ 01-00-09 

of Course j 

To \ of y*^ : of Mock Damask & 2 y* & J of Ticking 00-08-00 

To X ounces of stitchinsf silke 6^ & 8 ounces & i1 ^ 

"',.,, ° ^ \ 00-16-00 

other silke 10^ J 

To 3 paire of small Gloves 3^ & 3500 pins 4' 8"^ 00-07-08 

To 2 silk laces, & 3 quarter of 1000 pinnes 00-01-08 

To 10 Girdles 00-10-00 

To 19 y'^'^' of Worsted Ribbond 00-02-04 

To blue ferretting i" & 9 y"* : of fereting 4^ y"^ 00-04-00 

To 8 y^ Goloom 4** per y* 00-02-08 

To 12 y^ of Woolen Manchester 00-01-06 

To 4 white Girdle Ribbons 00-01-04 

To a lock i" & Pewter shoo buckles 00-04-08 

To 4 pair of Iron Buckles 2^-3^: 10 pair of Steele) 

7 , , , I = \ 00-07-03 

buckles I 5= ) 



[ 195 ] 



To needles & Thimbles 

To knives, & Graters, & Dufftailes 

To 2 Chest locks 

To 8 Combs 

To Nuttmegs 

To a Tobaco Box 

To Mace & Cynnamon 

To Bookes & Port Manle 

To Odd Buttons 

To one old Razor & penknife & Glass 

To Tape 

To Thread 

To a yard & Rule 

To money Scales & weightes 

To 2 pair of small scales & weights & Gimblet 

To wyar & Powder 

[265] 

To a chest & a small Trunke 

To silver buckles 

To Ginger & the Bagg y* it is in 

To 2 Bottles 

To 313 pounds of Tobac at 3'' '^ "' 

To 3 ffurr skins 

To a Gaily pot with Methredate in it 

To a Bagg 2^ 6^ : Gotten wool! 3^ 6^ 

A true Jnventarey taken to the best of our 
understanding the 26* day of ffebruarey by 
us Anno : 169I: 



00-01-09 

00-04-09 

00-02-06 

00-01-00 

00-03-00 

00-00-09 

00-01-03 

00-07-06 

00-02-06 

00-01-06 

00-01-08 

00-00-06 

00-03-00' 

00-04-06 

00-08-00 

00-05-06 

lb s d 

00-07-00 

00-07-00 

00-01-06 

00-00-08 

03-18-03 

00-05-00 

00-01-00 

00-06-00 



Sarah Arnold (widdow) 
dwelling at Pautuxett 



Robert Davis 
Andrew Harris 



[ 196 ] 

in Providence with whome the sd deceased Ephraim Carpenter 
did in his life Reside, & in whose house he dyed ; Did the 15* 
day of March 169I appeare before the Councill of the Towne 
of Providence & upon her Oath declare, y* shee had brought 
forth unto Robert Davis & Andrew Harris, (Who tooke & 
made the abovesd Jnventarey) all & Every part of the Estate 
of y' sd deceased Ephraim Carpenter, which was in her house 
that shee knoweth of. 

The is"" day of March 169I Robert Davis & Andrew Harris 
appeared before the Towne Councill of Providence & upon 
their Oath Attested to y® aforesd Jnventarey 

The 15"" day of March 169I Benjamin Carpenter & Simo[ J 
Smith appeared before the Towne Councill of Providen[ J & 
upon their Oath did declare that they had broug[ ] in all the 
Whole Estate of the deceased Ephraim Carpenter unto y" 
aforesd Jnventarey, which they know of, & if More at any time 
Come to their knowledg they will bring it forth to Jnven- 
tarey. / 

* The Jnventarey of the Estate of Epenetus Olney of Provi- 
dence who dyed the 3*^ day of June 1698 : Taken & made 1698 : 
as ffollo[ ]eth : 

Jmprimis, Jn the dwelling house. / lb s d 

weareing Apparrill 08-05-00 

Jt A new saddle Cloath 00-03-00 

Jt A Remnant of homemade Cloath 00-12-00 

Jt 5 yardes of Course Blanketing 00-10-00 

Jt ffoure Coverlidds 05-12-00 

Jt Three paire of blanketts 04-10-00 

Jt One paire of Old Blanketts 00-15-00 



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t A Remnant of Coverlid stuff oo-oi-oo 

t A Remnant of Woollen Cloath 02-10-00 

t A Remnant of Woollen Cloath 02-00-00 

t A Bedd, 2 bolsters, a sett of Curtaines & val- ) 
Hans all old & much worne J 

t One Bedd studd 00-10-00 

[266] lb s d 

t One blankett Old 00-07-00 

t Paire of Old Sheetes 00-10-00 

t Six Chaires 00-12-00 

t A Silke Grass bed & a small ffether bolster, a ) _ , 

pillow all very Old & Exeeding much worne J 
t One paire of blanketts 00-15-00 

t One paire of sheetes 00-10-00 * 

what is afore written of Epenetus Olney his Jnventarey, the 
which is Crossed out, is not Right, & therefore Crossed out, & 
the whole Jnventarey Recorded in another place of y" booke ; 
The which was found not to be right & Crossed out by me 
Tho : Olney Clerk of y" Councill 

Heare foUoweth the account given by Roger Burllingame 
jun' : & Richard Searle, both of Mashantatut in Providence as 
to y^ devision which the made of landes betweene the two 
daughters of y* deceased Tho : Relfe of sd Mashantatut ; 

These are to signifie to all people whome it may concerne. 
That whereas the Towne Councill of Providence hath 
appoynted Roger Burllinggame jun'^a Guardian to thedeceased 
Thomas Relph his two Daughters (as namely) Alice Searle & 
Elinor Relph ; And for as much as there is a Considerable 

* * Between these marks the original is crossed out by lines drawn through it. 



C 198 J 

Estate in lands left by y^ abovesd Thomas Relph the which 
belongeth Equally to his abovesd two daughters ; Roger Burl- 
linggame junior y" aforesd Guardian, & Richard Searle, (hus- 
band of y" abovesd Alice Searle) with y^ Consent, & on y' 
behalfe of y* sd two Daughters have made a devision of y* sd 
lands so left by y* sd deceased Thomas Relph betweene his sd 
two Daughters Alice Searle & Elienor Relph in manner as 
followeth ; Jn y^ first Place, The Eldest daughter Alice Searle 
her Part of y^ abovesd lands is fifty acres of land that her hus- 
band y^ sd Richard Searle his house now Stands upon, & two 
shares of meaddow adjoyneing to sd fifty acres lieing on Each 
side of Mashantetut brooke, & a Piece of Boggy meadow & 
lowland lieing within samuell Relph his fence adjoyneing to y^ 
Pine swampe ; & a share of Meaddow there being two shares 
adjoyneing on Pautuxett River on y' West side of Mashantetut 
Brooke in y" meaddow neare to y^ dwelling houes of Andrew 
Barton, with y^ Privelidge of Choyce to take which of those 
two shares shee Pleaseth; And Thirty acres of land in y" 
vndevided land of Mashantetut. / And Elinor Relph her 
part of sd lands is as followeth ; Jn y^ first place her ffather his 
house Lott it being twelve acres & a halfe, & Twenty & foure 
Acres | & a halfe | of land lieing on y^ East Side of a Pine 
Swampe by Samuell Relphs, with a Piece of Boggy Meaddow 
adjoyneing to sd land ; And Twenty & five acres of land lieing 
in Pacanacit neare to John Hawes his now dwelling ; & all y° 
Orchard on y° North east side of y" highway neare to the 
aforesd house Lott, it being two acres & a halfe ; And in Case 
Elinor Relph makes vse of sd Orchard, or any by her Order, 
they are to Maintaine a sufficient fence Round sd Orchard ; & 
fifty acres of land in Pompeasit, & Tenn acres of land in y"= 



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vndevided land of Mashantetut, & a share of Meaddow lieing 
in Pantaconksit Meaddow joyneing on Pautuxett River ; & a 
share of Meaddow lieing neare to y* house of Benjamin Greene 
adjoyneing on Pautuxet River above y" ware, & a share of 
meaddow lieing in Mashantetut meaddow ; bounded on y^ west 
Side on a share of Benjamin Greens, & on y^ East Side with a 
share that was John Warners, & a share of Meaddow lieing 
Neare to the now dwelling house of Andrew Barton on 
y^ west side of Mashantetut brooke joyneing on Pautuxet 
River ; And all y' lands that lieth still undevided in y^ Pur- 
chase of Mashantetut that belonged to y" abovesd deceased 
Thomas Relph is still to be Equall in quantety to be devided 
betweene y** sd Alice Searlee, & y^ sd Elinor Relph; And wee 
y" subscribers on y' behalfe of y" aforesd two daughters of y" 
aforesd deceased Tho : Relph have hereunto set our hands & 
seales this fourth day of June Annoq* Domini one Thousand 
Seven hundred & Eight ; 

Signed & Sealed in y® pres- f Roger Burllinggame jun' 
ence of us 1 Richard Searle 

Tho : Olney sen* ) Recorded June y" 8*^ 
Samuell Whipple j 1 708 : '^ Tho : Olney Clerk. / 

[267] Thomas Walling who was Administrator To the 
Esstate of his deceased Brother John Walling of this Towne of 
Prouidence who departed this Life y*: 11 : of Nouember: 
1694: 

Brought an Accout of his Administration before A Towne 
Councill Held att Prouidence the 7"* day of January: 171 7/8 
and after Accounts were made vp there Remained The sum of 
nine pounds Eight shillings, and ten pence \ lb s d 

to be disposed of j 09-08-10 

26 



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And the said Administrator by his Account made it Appeare 
that he had paid vnto his Brother James Walling as a Legacy 
out of s* Esstate the sum of 13-16-00 

Wherevpon Jt was voated and ordered by the Councill that - 

the said Thomas Walling Administrator should Keepe the s** 

Sum of nine pounds Eight shillings and ten pence | lb s d 

for his parte of s^ Esstate and so to be Acquitted j 09-08-10 

Recorded ^' Richard Waterman Gierke 

[268] Blank Page 

[269] Here followeth the Record of the last will & Testa- 
ment of valentine wightman of Providenc£ ] 

I valentine Wightman of Providence in y^ Colloney of Rhode 
Jsland & Providence Plantations being Antient & Crasey of 
body but of sound & perfect Memorey, thankjes] be to God, & 
Considering I am Aged & kno[ ] not how soone it may 
please God to take me out of this life ; I am willing to doe 
something for y^ settling of that small Estate I have to des- 
pose of, And therefore doe make & Appoynt this my last 
will & Testament, fHrst my desire is, that after my death 
my body may be decently buried at the descression of 
my Executrix hereafter named ; And for the disposeing of my 
Estate, my will is as followath ; Jtem I Give to my Eight 
Daughters fforty shillfngs a peece ; That is to say, Mary forty 
shillings, Elizabeth fforty shillings, Susanna forty shillings, 
Deborah forty shillings, Alice forty shillings, Hannah forty 
shillings, Esther fforty shillings, & Grace forty shillings. 
Jtem, I give to my son Valentine Wightman fforty shillings, 
Jtem, I Give to my Daughter Elizabeth sixt[ ] acres of land, be 



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it more, or less, lieing betweene Samuell Wilkesons, & the land 
formerly ] belonging | to David Whipple, now in the posses- 
sion of David Shippie, The said Sixty acres of land I Give to 
my sd Daughter Elizabeth, to her, her heirs or Assign[ ] for 
Ever ; And this sd sixty acees I give to my said Daughter, in 
Consideration that shee is weakely of body, & may no[ J be 
capable to provide for herselfe, as other of my daughters ; Jtem, 
I Give to my abovesaid son Valentine After his mothers 
decease, All my farme on which I now live, with all the rest of 
my lands on the East Side y* Seven mile line, the abovesaid 
Sixty acres only Excepted, the sd ffarme & lands to be to my 
said son Valentin[ ] duering his life. And after his death to his 
male heir of his body to him, his heirs or Assignes for Ever, 
But in case my sd son Valentine die & leave no male Jssue of 
his body ; then one ninth part of the said Estate of lands shall 
be unto my said son Valentine his ffemale heirs, or heire of 
his body, to them theirs heirs or Assig[ ] for Ever. 

[270] ^^^ the other Eight parts of the said Estate of 
lands shall be unto my Eight daughters above Named to them 
or their heirs and Assignes for Ever. 

Jtem I Give all my Right in lands on the west side the 
seven mile line to my three Grand Sons, That is John & Mary 
Jnmans Eldest Son, & James & Susanna Bellue their Eldest 
Son, & Joseph & Deborah Smith their Eldest son, to be Equally 
devided to them my three Grandsons to them their heirs or 
Assignes for Ever. 

Jtem I make, Mary my Wife my full & sole Eecutrix of 
this my last Will & Give her all the ProfHts of my abovesd 
ffarme my Goods Chattells & Cattle duering her Naturall life, 
& at her death to dispose of all my mooveable Estate at her des- 




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cression amongst my & her Children, desireing her my said 
Wife in all love to Consider in speciall such of our Children 
as stay longest with her & helpe her in her Age, Alwayes pro- 
vided my said wife shall pay the abovesd forty shillings appeece 
to my Nine Children forthwith after Administration. And 
lastly, I doe nominate & Appoynt my son Valentine Wight- 
man, my son in law James Bellue, & my ffriend Richard 
Arnold to be my overseers of this my last will & Testament; 
Desireing them to be Aideing, & Assisting to my wife in 
Executeing this my Will, Jn Witnes hereof I have set my 
hand & scale, 
Januarey y* 13*: 1 700 his mark X 

1 701 Valentine Wightman 

Signed & Sealed in the pres- 
ence of us Samuell Wilkenson 
Thomas Arnold jun'': 
Richard Arnold ; 

The ji*'' day of March 1704 the above written will hath been 
fully Examined, & is allowed of & approoved by the Towne 
Councill of Providence, As attests Tho : Olney 

Clerk of y® Councill. / 

[271] Here followeth a Record of the Jnventarey of the 
Estate of the deceased Valentine Wightman. 

An Jnventarey of the Estate of Valen|tine| Wightman of 
Providence who deceased Januarey y* 26*: 1700. 

1701. lb s d 
Jmprimis, in the lower Roome or hall. 

His weareing Apparill 04-02-00 

Jt One bed & Bedding 04-15-00 



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Jt Eight Pewter Platters oi-oi-oo 

Jt Three Basons three porringers & two quart potts 00-15-00 
Jt one dosen & halfe of spoones 00-06- 

Jt Glass Bottells & wooden dishes 00-06-00 

Jt Napkins & Pillow bers & other Small linnen 01-04-00 
Jt Woollen & linnen yarne 01-10-00 

Jt Jron pots & Kettles & frying pan spit & Tram- \ _ , 

mills & one Grid Jron j 

Jt one small Table, an old Chest & some old ) _ 

Chairs J 

Jn the Leaneto 

Jt ffour brass Kettles, 4 Scellets & one warmeing ) 

Pan S[ 05-05-00 

Jt Tubbs & Keellers, & Pailes 00-10-00 

Jt Trayes Cheese fatts & other lumber 00-10-00 
Jn the Chamber 

One Bedd & Beding 07-10-00 

Jt More, one Bedd 02-10-00 

Jt More, one Bed & Bed Studd 03-00-00 

Jt more, homespunn Cloath 05-19-06 

Jt Eight paire of Sheetes 03-02-00 

Jt Kash in New England Coyne 38-06-00 

Jt Kash in Spannish Money 42-08-00 
Jt one Testament, part of an bible & an other \ 

small booke j 

Jt wheat 01-04-00 

Jt Rie 00-12-00 

Jt Beanes 00-09-00 

Jt Jndian Corne in the Cribbs 03-10-00 

Jt Bief & Pork 04-00-00 



00-03-00 



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Jt 
Jt 
Jt 
Jt 
Jt 
Jt 
Jt 



-lO-OO 



Butter & Cheese 02-05-00 

Sidar & Barrills 01-00-00 

Hoggs fatt & Tobacco 01-10-00 

Hay in the barne 07-10-00 

wheat Rye & oates in y^ barne 02-02-00 

hay in Stack abroad 01-10-00 

An Old Horse, horse tackling, Chaines & an ) 

Jron Crow j 
[272] Jt hoopes, & old Boxes, & other old Jrons 01-03-00 

Jt Old Axes, two Cow bells, & other old Jron 00-10-00 

Jt Eigh Cowes & five young Neat Cattle 24-07-00 

Jt ffifteene sheepe 03-10-00 

Jt Three young swine 01-10-00 

The abovewritten Jnventarey is a true & just Appriseall, 
according to the best of our understanding of all the Estate of 
the abovesaid Valentine Wightman that was brought to our 
vew, As Attests Samuell Wilkenson 

ffebruarey y* 15** Eliezer Whipple 

1700 
1 701 
Mary Wightman, widdow, & late wife of Valentine Wight- 
man, deceased, did on the 5* day of this instant March 1 70^, 
give her ingagement that this within account, is a true Jnven- 
tarey of y* Estate of her deceased husband to the best of her 
knowledg; before me 

Joseph Jenckes Justice, 
Samuell Wilkenson & Eliezer Whipple both personally 
appeared before the Towne Councill the 1 1* : day of March 
170^ & as apprisers of the Jnventarey in this paper. And 
before the Councill upon Oath gave Attestation to the sd 
Jnventarey 



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The Jnventarey in this sheete of paper Contained, hath, the 
1 1 "" day of march 170^ by the Towne Councill of Providence 
been Examined, & Accepted, 

As Attests Tho : Olney Clerk of y^ Councill 

The letter of Administration to Mary Whittman, as followeth, 

Whereas by the last Will & Testament of Valentine Whit- 
man beareing date Januarey y" i s**" 1 70^ Mary Whittman his 
wife was made Executrix, he the Said Valentine Whittman 
being an inhabitant of the Towne of Providence in the Collo- 
ney of Rhode Jsland & Providence plantations in the Narra- 
ganset Bay in New England, And his said Executrix mary 
whittman (now widdow) haveing given [273] bond to the 
Towne Councill of the sd Towne of Providence well & truely 
to Execute & performe the sd Will. / Wee the Towne Coun- 
cill of Providenc|e| doe by these presents (so far forth as the 
law doth impowre us) Grant unto you the said Mary Whittman 
(widdow) Executrix as aforesaid, full power to Administer on 
the Estate of her husband, deceased, & the said will truely to 
Execute & performe according to the Tenure thereof, & the 
true intent & meaneing of the same ; 

Dated may By order & on y" behalfe of the 

y* sn** 1 70 1 Councill, 

Tho : Olney Clerk of y* Councill 

Whereas John Mathuson of Pautuxett, in y" Towneshipp of 
Providence, in y° CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Providence 
Plantations in the Narragansett Bay in New England, Departed 
this life at Pautuxett aforesd ; & dieing infested ; leaveing some 
small matter of Estate, Benjamin Carpenter of sd Pautuxett 
haveing also accepeted to be Administerator to y* sd Estate, & 
thereon to Administer, Order & dispose according as y^ law 



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requires ; Wee the now Towne Councill of sd | Towne of | 
Providence, Doe, so farr forth as y* law impowereth us, Comit 
the power of Administeration fully upon y'= Estate of y*= sd 
John Mathuson (deceased) unto y^ sd Benjamin Carpenter, for 
him thereon to Administer, And therein to act, performe, & 
doe with y° sd Estate, according as y^ law in such Cases doth 
require ; And from time, to time, to give up an account of his 
proceedeings therein, to sd Towne Councill, or to those who 
them succeed, when called thereunto, or when he hath des- 
posed y" sd Estate, though not Called on to doe it ; The sd 
Benjamin Carpenter haveing already given bond to y'' Councill 
for the true performance of y" trust to him Comited as to y^ sd 
Adrninistration. / 

Dated y'= six** day By Order, & on y^ behalfe of y^ 

of December 1701 Towne Councill of Providence, 

After bond taken Tho : Olney Clerk of the Councill ; 

[274] Here foUoweth the Record of an Agree- 
Recorded ment madc betweene Joseph Aldridge of the Towne 
o^ey" of Providence & his son Joseph Aldridge as to the 
Clerk of disposition of his Estate 

ye Coun- •■• 

ciii./ Be it knowne to all persons whome this may Con- 

serne. That I Joseph Aldridge in y" Towneshipp of 
Providence doe by good Consideration make this Agreement 
with my Eldest son Joseph Aldridge as foUoweth ; That so 
long as my wife & I shall live together, my said son shall 
Maintaine us three Cowes for our vse. And also Plough an acre 
of land, if wee see Cause duering our Naturall lives, but if it 
please God to part Either of us by death then the Surviveing 
party shall posess the same if neede require, And if the Sur- 



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viveing party doe see cause to live with my said Son Joseph 
he is by these presents bound to maintaine Either my wife or 
myselfe in such sutable manner as our Condition shall Require 
according to the best of his Abillitye, & our degree ; Jn Con- 
sideration of which, I doe by these presents, make over to my 
sd Son Joseph my house lot & orchard Containeing about 
Twenty acres, which I freely pass away from myselfe to him & 
his heirs for Ever upon the due performance of this agreement, 
thus to be vnder that so long as wee his ffather & Mother doe 
live together the halfe of the orchard shall be at our disposeing 
for our vse & maintainance & otherwaies it is to himselfe ; 
ffurther the moveables after the decease of Either my Wife or 
selfe, both being deceased all shall remaine to my son Joseph, 
Except the Bedd & Bedding whereon wee lye, and a warmeing 
pann, a ffrying pann, & a small Cast skillett ; And for the due 
performance of this agreement, I Joseph Aldridge jun"': doe 
bind myselfe, my heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assignes 
upon y* pennalty of y* loss of the abovesaid lands, Jn witt- 
nes wee have here unto interchangeably set to our hands 
I & scales I , wee doe likewise make Choyce of our loving & 
trusty friends & Neighbours John Haukings & Peter Place to 
be y^ overseers for the performance hereof the 26 of June one 
thousand Seven hundred & one 

Signed Sealed & delivered The X of Joseph Aldridge 
in the presence of us : 



Samuell Bartlett The X of Joseph Aldridge jun' 

Samuell Winsor 



Samuell Bartlett the 14*'' day of October 1701 came before 



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the Towne Councill of Providence & on his Engagement gave 
attestation unto the abovesaid Instrument as a witnes. 

on the back side it is Endorsed as 

foUoweth 

The 14* day of October 1701 Samuell Winsor Came before 

the Towne Councill of Providence & on his Engagement gave 

attestation as a witnes to the instrument on the other side of 

this paper written, As Attests Tho : Olney Clerk of y* Councill 



[275] The Record of y^ Jnventarey of 
deceased Joseph Aldridge, as followeth ; 

An Jnventarey taken of y^ Estate of 
deceased. / 
mprimis, Three Cowes 

A yeare & vantage heifer 

A Calfe 

three Swine 

A Brass Kittle 2 Jron Kittles & an Jron 

Old Jron with workeing tooles 

A warmeing pann & frying pann 

A Round Adds & shave 

2 Peuter dishes Brass & spoones 

wooden dishes 

yarne & Spinning wheele 

A Cherne, an Axe, nebbs & Ring 

Chizills & Round Shave 

Cardes & wooll 

A ffirkin of Butter 

A Sword, a quart pot, a Porringer 

ffor old things appraized together 



the Estate of the 

Joseph Aldridge 

08-05-00 
01-02-00 
00-10-00 
01-10-00 
pott 02-05-00 
00-06-00 
00-13-00 
00-02-06 
00-13-00 
00-05-00 
01-00-00 
00-07-00 
00-01-06 
00-06-06 
01-03-00 
00-10-00 
00-06-00 



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Jt A Glass I & I Smootheing Jron, Gimblett 00-01-03 

Jt A Tubb & a hoe 00-03-00 

Jt A Table & Chaire 00-06-00 

Jt To a Tubb, a Joynter & other lumber 00-03-00 

Jt A Trammill 00-02-00 

Jt 18-03-09 

This Jnventarey was taken the so*"" of Agust 1701, 
by Edward Hawkings, & Benjamin Thornton, and 
Samuell Winsor; 

The X of Edward Hawkins 
The X of Benjamin Thornton. / 

September y'= 16* 1 701 : Samuell Winsor and Edward Hawk- 
ings appeared before the Town Councill of Providence & gave 
Attestation upon their Engagement to y^ abovesd Jnventarey. 

The 14* day of October 1701 Benjamin Thornton Appeared 
before the Towne Council of Providence & Gave Attestation 
to the Jnventarey of y" deceased Joseph Aldridge. / 
Recorded ^ Tho : Olney Clerk of y^ Councill 

[276] Here foUoweth the Record of the last will & 
I Testament | of Joseph Aldridge of the Towne of Providence 
who died Aprill y* 24 : 1 705 : Know all Cristal People by 
these presents. That I Joseph Aldridge inhabetant of the 
Towne of Providence | & | in the Colloney of Rhode Jsland & 
Providence plantation in America being very sick & weake in 
bedd but of perfect Mind & Memory, thankes be given to God 
therefore. Calling to mind the Mortallitye of my body, & know- 
ing it is appoynted for all men once to dye, doe make & 
ordaine this my last will & Testament ; That is to say, first of 
all I Give & bequeath to Mary my deare beloved wife the vse 
of all my lands & Moveables now in my present Possession ; & 
after the decease of my loveing Mother Patience Aldridge, all 



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the land that I had of my ffather to be in her presant together, 
with all My household goods debts & moveable Effects duiring 
her naturall life ; Provided shee pay all debts & as perticularly 
one debt to Nathaniell Waterman, which is to be paid at fall 
of the yeare next after y* date hereof ; And Secondly I give to 
My welbeloved son Joseph Alridge, whome I likewise Con- 
stitute, make & ordaine my sole Executor of this l^y last Will 
& Testament all & singular my lands that was my ffathers 
after the decease of my loveing Wife & Mother, & Tenn acres 
of the other ffarme of the North Side of that I now dwell on, 
all to be Wood & Timbred land, to him his heirs, Executors, 
& Administrators & Assignes freely & Clearely & absolutely for- 
ever & ever ; And thirdly, I give to my youngest Son Elias 
Aldridge my homested place to him his heirs Executors, 
Administrators & Assignes forever & ever; And fourthly I 
order it thus, that these two sons Joseph & Elias Shall pay or 
Cause to be payed to my welbeloved daughter Sarah Aldridge 
Six pound when they shall Come to injoy their aforesd lands ; 
And I doe hereby vtterly disalow, Revoke & disanull all & 
every other former Testament, Wills, Legacyes, bequests, & 
Executors by me in any wayes before Named, Willed & 
bequeathed; Rattifieing & Confirmeing this & no other to be 
My last Will & testament ; Jn Wittnes hereof I have set my 
hand & Scale this first day of May 1 704. / 
Signed, Sealed, published Pronounced 
declared by the sd Joseph Aldridge The mark of 
as his last will & Testament Joseph X Aldridge 
the presence of us the Subscribers, 

Edward Hawkins jun'' 

David Evens, 

Samuell Steere. / 



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The abovesd Will was upon the i3*''dayof July 1705; by 
the Towne Councill of the abovesd Towne of Providence at 
theire Councill Meeteing held by adjornment Examined & 
Approved in order as the Record of sd Meeteing doth Signifie, 

Attests Tho: Olney, Towne Clerk, & Clerk of the Coun- 
cill ; / 



Here followeth the Record of the Jnventarey 
the deceased Joseph Aldridge who died the 
05./ 

Three Cowes 

Two heifers 

one yeareling 

Sixteene Sheepe & Tenn lambs 

one paire of boxes 

one bell & Collor 

one Jron Kettle 

one Tramill 

one sithe 

Three Axes 

one ffrying Pann 

Old Jron 

one Paire of hookes 

one Trewell 

A Round Shave 

A howell 

A Spoke Shave 

one Paire of Tailors Sheares 

one Sive & Stock hooke 

Twenty three pound of Sheepes Wooll 



of the Estate 
24* of Aprill 
lb s d 
06-15-00 
03-15-00 
00-07-00 
04-10-00 
00-02-00 
00-02-00 
00-12-00 
00-05-00 
00-04-00 
00-06-00 
00-02-06 
00-03-00 
00-02-00 
00-01-00 
00-02-00 
00-01-06 
00-01-06 
00-01-00 
00-01-00 
01-00-00 



ing, & Staple, & device & ) f^^^Q_^ 



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t £for all sorts of hids 00-09-00 

t A Swine 00-06-00 

t Window Glass 00-04-00 

t Porke 00-01-00 

t four Riddle Sives 00-05-00 

t one Paire of Plough Jrons 00-03-00 

t Six pound of ffeathers 00-04-00 
t ffor two hoes & a Rir 

pinn, & a Brake, 

Cedar 

[277] lb s d 

t Cedar 00-02-00 

t one Swarme of Bees 00-04-00 

t Rie & Jndian Corne 00-03-06 

t fiflax , 00-02-00 

t Hempe 00-01-00 

t Hempe seede 00-01-06 

t ffoure Glass Bottles 00-01-04 

t A Pottage Pott 00-02-00 

t A Chest 00-02-00 

t ffoure Keelears 00-04-00 

t Powder & Shott 00-01-00 

t Bedd & Bedding 02-10-00 

t ffor a Gunn 01-10-00 



26-04-1 1 
The above Written is a true & just aprisall of all the Estate 
that was brought to our vew, according to the best of our 
vnderstanding, as wittnes our hands this 26* of Aprill 1705 
John Steere jun' : 
Edward Hawkings jun": 



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This i2"'day of June 1705, John Steere jun': & Edward 
Hawkings jun'': who made this Jnventarey Contained in this 
sheete of Paper both Personally appeared before the majes- 
trates & Councill & made oath to the aforesd Jnventarey. 

Here ffolloweth the Record of the letter of Administration 
by the Councill given to Sam" : Aldridge to Administer on the 
Estate of his deceased Brother Joseph Aldridge — . 

Whereas Joseph Aldridge of the Towne of Providence in 
the CoUoney of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations, in 
the Narragansett Bay in New England departed this life upon 
the 2\^ day of Aprill 1705, And the sd Joseph Aldridge have- 
ing left a written will wherein he hath disposed of his Estate, 
& in sd Will hath nominated & appoynted an Executor, but 
the Executor so nominated, & appoynted, being a child & 
thereby Wholy vncapab|le| to Execute the sd Will according 
as the law Requires ; And his Mother (the widdow of the sd 
deceased Joseph Aldridge) being also vncapable of Adminis- 
tration, by Reason of insanetye of mind ; And there being a 
necessetye for Care to be taken of sd Estate ; And Samuell 
Aldridge of sd Towne of Providence, Brother unto the said 
deceased Joseph Aldridge considering the desolate Estate of 
his Brothers widdow & Children they being altogether helpe- 
less, hath manifested himselfe to be free & willing to take 
Administration on sd Estate & with the same to act & doe 
according to the best of his Capacitye & Abillitye as to a legall 
Administration thereon, as matters Concerning the sd Estate 
are Circumstanced ; Therefore wee the Now Towne Councill 
of sd Providence (so farr forth as the law doth Comitt Power 
unto us) wee doe hereby Comitt unto you the aforesaid Sam- 




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uell Aldridge the full Power of Administration on the Estate 
of the aforesaid deceased Joseph Aldridge, both as to Move- 
able Estate & to the wardshipp of his lands ; The same to take 
into your Care & Custodye, & therewith to act & doe in your 
Administration according as the law in such Cases Directs; 
And from time to time to Render an account of your Admin- 
istration thereon unto the Towne Councill of sd Providence, 
or Ordinarey when of you Required. 

Dated July July y' 13*'': 1705 : By Order of the Councill, & on 

their behalfe 
Tho : Olney Clerk of the Councill 

[278] Blank Page 

[279] Blank Page 

[280] I Thomas Hopkins of Mashantatut in t[ ] Col- 
loney of Rhode Jsland & Providence Plantations in New Eng- 
land being at this time very sick & weake of body yet of perfect 
sen[ : ] & memory & not knowing how soone my departure 
may be ouf of this world I am willing to set my house in 
Order, And therefore doe in the first place bequeath my soule 
to God who gave it, & my body after death to the Earth to be 
descently buryed. And as for that small matter of Worldly 
Estate which the Lord hath been pleased to bestow upon me 
I am willing to order & bequeath as ffoUoweth ; Jtem I doe 
will & bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah Hopkins all my 
whole Estate, my house Lands, Goods Chattell whatsoever to 
be at her despose as firmely as Ever it was mine. And further 
more I doe Ordaine my well beloved wife Sarah Hopkins to 
be my whole & Sole Exsecutrix to Receive all my dues, & to 



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pay all my just debts ; And in wittnes of this my last Will & 
Testament I have hereunto set my hand & scale this Twentieth 
day of October in the yeare of our Lord 1698. 

The words above the two last lines, last will & Testament ; 
was interlined before signeing and sealeing. / 
Signed Sealed in presence of us Thomas Hopkins 

Benjamin Greene 

Joseph Stafford 

Moises ffarman 

Abell Potter 

ffoure head of Cattell 10-00-00 

Eight head of Swine 06-12-00 

An Horse 03-00-00 

A mare 01-15-00 

Three Bedds & their furniture 24-00-00 

Pewter valued at 02-00-00 

A Chest, a Box & a Table 00-14-00 

Two Iron Potts & a Kittles, a brass Kittle a ) ^ 

. . . > 02—10-00 

warming pann, a frying pan & a Skillett j 

All the Tooles valued at 04-00-00 

A Trammill, a paire of Stilliards Barrill & Spin- ) 

' ^ ^ > 01-12-00 

ning wheeles ) 

56-09-00 

This is a True Jnventarey of the mooveable Estate of 

Thomas Hopkins, deceased, according to the judgment of 

Roger Burlingham & Joseph Stafford This third day of 

December 1698. 

Whereas you Sarah Hopkins of Mashantatuck in y* Towne- 
shipp of Providence, in y« Colloney of Rhode Jsland & Provi- 



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dence Plantations in New England, widdow & Exsecutrix to 
the last Will of your deceased husband Thomas Hopkins, 
haveing Given Bond to y^ Towne Councill of sd Providence 
for the true & legall performance & Executing his sd will & 
testament beareing date the twentieth day of October in the 
yeare 1698, by a Right & just Administration, Wee the Towne 
Councill of sd Providence haveing Examined the said Will, 
Doe now by these presents Comitt unto you full Power of 
Administration upon the Estate of your said deceased hus- 
band Thomas * Hopkins (so farr forth as the law impowereth 
us) on the same to Administer Execute doe & performe in 
a[ ] poynts duely & truely according as y^ law Requires an 
Exsecutrix to doe ; And to Render an account of your Admin- 
istration unto y^ Towne Councill when by them Required. 
Dated ffebruarey By the Councill ; 

the 25*'': 169! Tho: Olney Clerk 

[281] ^^ Jnventarey | taken [ of the Estate of Willia[ ] 

Ashley who deceased the 24**" of Novemb[ ] 1694 by us 
whose names are under written. 

J tern weareing Apparrill at 03-06-00 

Jn money 00-12-00 

Bedding at 02-05-00 

A Bible & Stockins & neckcloath 00-07-00 

Yarne & other lumber 00-05-00 

3 yards of linnen & wooU 00-07-06 

A muskett & hammer at 00-13-00 

one Kittle, 2 Chaires & other things 00-07-00 

A Spade, an Axe & an old hoe 00-05-00 



* The remaining part of this instrument is entered at the bottom of page 2S1 of the original book. 



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A Boytle & wedges at 00-05-00 

Baggs & Salt & a Sive at 00-03-06 

Chest & Glass bottle at 00-04-06 

A Bedd at 01-10-00 

A Trammill, ffryeing pan, Slice at 00-10-00 

2 potts of Jron at 00-07-00 

Pewter & morter at 00-06-00 

30 pounds of Biefe at 00-03-09 

Jndian Corne at 00-08-00 

The totall 12-04-03 

This is a True Jnventarey of the Estate of y" abovesd 

William Ashley of what Appeared unto us Jonathan Sprague 

Moises Bartla 
On y" back side Endorsed as followeth, Sarah Ashley hath 
this 1 5*^ of Januarey 169! upon her Engagem': Attested to 
the Trueth of y* Jnventarey on y' other Side of this paper Con- 
tained, So also hath Jonathan Sprague & Moises Bartlett who 
tooke the sd Jnventarey. / 

[282] Blank Page 



APPENDIX 



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APPENDIX 



The will of Robert Gardiner and the papers relating thereto do not 
appear to have been recorded, although the letter of administration 
granted by the Town Council and the bond of the executor have long 
been on file in the Clerk's office of the Municipal Court, which Court 
exercises probate jurisdiction. On January 5, 1894, this will was 
deposited with the Clerk of the Court by Walter G. Webster, Esq., 
of this city. The papers are here printed to complete as near as pos- 
sible the probate proceedings of the town included in this first will 
book. 

I Robert Gardiner of the towne of Providence in the County 
of Rhode Jsland Kings Province & Providence plantations in 
New England being very sick & weake of body but yet of 
sound & perfect memory doe make & appoynt this to be my 
last will & Teastement. 

Jmprimis ; I doe Give & devise unto my Brother Joseph 
Gardiner All that my house & lands lieing within the presincks 
of the towne of Newport on Rhoade Jsland to be his owne 
duering the time of his Naturall life ; & after his decease to 
Revert & be unto his Eldest son lawfully begotten of his body 
which shall him survive ; & for want of sons to the Eldest 
daughter lawfully begotten of his body, & so after death still 
to Revert & be unto y^ heire lawfully begotten of theire body ; 
But in Case my sayd Brother Joseph Gardiner doe dye & leave 
neither son Nor daughter then shall my said house & lands 



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Revert & be unto y^ next lawfull heire ; Alwayes provided 
that in case my sayd Brother Joseph doe dye & leave a widdow 
that his widdow shall have y^ vse & profifitts of y* sayd house 
& lands dureing the time of her widdowhood ; And that my 
sayd Brother Josep[ ] Gardiner shall Enter possession of y* 
sayd house & lands five year[ ] after y^ day of | my death | , & 
not before, : And that my sayd Brother Joseph Gardiner shall 
pay unto my Brother Perrigrin Gardiner the sum of thirteene 
pounds which my ffather in his will ordred me to pay unto him 
And that my said Brother Joseph Gardiner shall in Considera- 
tion of y^ aforesd bequest Remitt & forgoe unto my Exsecutor 
the thirteene pounds which I was by my fathers will unto him 
to pay. 

2ndiy J ^Qg Give & devise unto my Brother Perirgrinn 
Gardiner all my lands lieing & being in y^ Presinckes of Provi- 
dence aforesaid ; provided that my said Brother Perrigrinn doe 
Relinquish & quitt claime unto his Brother his six acres of 
land in y^ farme at Newport which his ffather willed unto him ; 
his Brother, is intended his brother Joseph Gardiner, All 
which my said lands in Providence is Given & devised in man- 
ner as my sayd lands at Rhode Jsland is. 

3^'^ I doe Give & devise unto my sayd Brethren Joseph 
Gardiner, & Perrigrinn Gardiner All my Right & Tittle of 
lands at Nanhiganssett to be Equally devided betweene them, 
& to be unto them theire hei[ jxsecutors Administrators & 
Assig[ ] for Ever. 

4*'^ I doe Give & bequeath unto my ffather in law William 
Haukins all the yse & proffitts of my sayd house & lands at 
Newport on Rhode Jsland to him his heirs Exsecutors Admin- 
istrators & Assignes dureing the terme of five yeares from y* 



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day of I my death | ; I doe also give & bequeath unto my sayd 
ffather in law William Haukins all my Cattle of all sorts & all 
other my Estate Not before desposed of. 

S*'''^ I doe make Ordaine & appoynt my sayd ffather in law 
William Haukins my whole & sole Exsecutor unto whome I 
give all debts unto me due, And also he to pay all debts from 
me due to any person And also to see my Body descently Buryed. 
Jn Wittnes of y* premises I doe hereunto sett my hand & 
seale the seventh day of Aprill Anno Dom°' ; one Thousand 
six hundred Eighty & Nine. 
Signed & Sealed 

in y^ presence of The marke of 

Thomas Olney Robert 

Samuel Whipple Gardiner X [L S] 

Joseph Smith 

The aforesaid will is Examined & approoved this 28"^ day of 
Aprill Anno 1690: by y" Towne Councill of Providence 

Arthur ffenner Justice 
Joseph Jenckes Asis:'"' 
Stephen Arnold 
Pardon Tillinghast 
Thomas Olney 
Edward Smith 
John Whipple 
John Dexter 

Be it knowne unt all people by these presents That I Wil- 
liam Haukins jun": of the Towne of Providence | in New 
England | Doe owne and acknowledg my selfe to stand truely 
& lawfully indebted unto y^ Towne Councill of Providence 



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Responsable to their Majestyes in y^ full & just sum of thirty 
pounds sterling payable upon demands, to y^ Due peforemance 
whereof I Doe bind my selfe, my Heirs Exsecutors & Admin- 
istrators, by these presents. 

The Conditions of this Obligation is such ; That if I the 
abovebounden William Haukins Doe as Exsecutor truely & 
lawfully Execute & performe the last will & Testament of the 
Deceased Robert Gardiner formerly | of | said Providence, 
beareing date y'= 17*'': day of Aprill Anno: Domini 1689. 
which if I so doe then shall this Bond be voyd, & of none 
Effect, but if otherwise it shall still stand in full force & vertue, 
wittnes my hand | & scale ] the twenty & Eight day of Aprill 
Anno; 1690 
Signed & Sealed before us. William hawkings [L S] 

Arthur ffenner Justice 

Joseph Jenckes Asis'° : 

Whereas there is a will beareing date the 1 7*^ day of Aprill 
Anno: Domini 1689. presented by William Haukins jun": to 
the Councill for probation, Jt being the last will & Testament 
of Robert Gardiner of the Towne of Providence deceased, 
wherein the said William Haukins is by y° said | Robert Gar- 
dinir | made sole Exsecutor unto y° said Robert Gardiner, the 
said William Haukins desireing Administration upon y^ Estate 
of y^ said Robert Gardiner as he is Exsecutor. Wee the 
Towne Councill of Providence haveing Examined & Aprooved 
y" sd will this Day, Doe according to the power in such Cases 
to us Comitted, Grant full power unto y^ said William Hau- 
kins Exsecutor, to Administer upon y'= Estate of y^ said Robert 
Gardiner (Deceased) And to Execute & performe y* said 
will according to y" true meaneing & intent thereof. 



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Dated Aprill y* 28* Anno: 1690: 

Arthur ffenner Justice 
Joseph Jenckes Asis*°: 
Stephen Arnold 
Pardon Tillinghast 
Thomas Olney 
Edward Smith 
John Whipple: 
John Dexter 

The will of William Field is copied from the paper now among the -^ 
manuscript collections of the Rhode Island Historical Society in the 
volume entitled Field Papers, at page 7. It has commonly been con- 
sidered to be the original will, notwithstanding the words " A True 
Copie," etc. It may be stated that the seal on the paper is an impres- 
sion on wax and is carefully reproduced in the copy here given. 

Lett all men know before whome these p'sentes shall come ; 
That I William ffield of providence in Roade Jland and provi- 
dence CoUonie, or plantations in in New-England ; being weake 
in Bodye, but perfect in my Memorie ; and not knoweing how 
the wise God may disposse of me Either to life or death And 
willing to Sett all my Earthly, & worldly Estate in order that 
there may be no distraction therein when . I am departed this 
world ; I doe ordaine this as my last will & Testament ; J tern, I 
doe give unto my deare & loving Cousen Thomas Afield now at 
providence with me all that Cargo that is now upon Sending to 
the Barbados, as also all my horse kind that I have. Saving those 
which I Shall hereafter Expresse ; Also I doe Give & bequeath 
unto my Said Cousen Thomas ffield foure Heiffers which at 
presant are at Neotaconconitt at Henry ffowlars ; Also I doe 
Give unto my forsaid Couson that Right of my Land which 
I have at Aquidnessitt, as also my Right in that land which 



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belongeth to me above pauchassett River, which is now in 
Controvercy with Some men of Warwick, I meane that above 
pauchassett, as I chalenge in the Right of pautuxett ; Also I 
give unto my said Cousen those my ffurres which I have in my 
howse at this presant. Jtem I give & bequeath unto my Ser- 
vant John Warner, one young Maare, being that mare which 
goeth at Warwick, or that lately there went. Jtem I doe 
bequeath unto my deare & loveing wife Two mares and one 
Coalt, the one mare is the old mare which I bought of Robert 
Martin, with that Colt of the Said mare, which is the Coalt 
Expressed. The other mare, is that mare which I bought of 
Abiah Carpenter; Also I doe give unto my Said wife all the 
rest of my Cattell which I have not before Expressed, of what 
kind soever they be both Small and great, to be her owne 
proper Goodes ; As also I doe give unto 'her all the rest of my 
Goodes : and moveables : as well that which is as Yett coming 
to me from the Barbados, which is from thence due to me, as 
the rest which belongeth to me ; As also all my tackling about 
Cartagge, as Cartes yoakes &" : and all tooles whatso Ever to 
me belonging; Also I doe bequeath unto my Saide wiffe 
duering her life, all my home stall, or dwelling place that I am 
at presant possessed with. As bowses, and Barne, or Barnes, 
or out howsen goeing under what name so Ever, & the land 
with the Said bowses : As also I doe give unto my Said wife 
dureing her said Liffe all my upland in Saxaffrax neck, as also 
all my meaddow at pomeconssett or that goeth under that 
name, as also I doe give unto my Saide wife all my Land 
which lieth in the Neck to make use of duering her life, and 
all my other Landes whereso Ever not before Expressed. 
And after her desease my will is that all the bowses, & Landes 
before Expressed Shall goe or belong unto the forsaid Thomas 
ffield, or to his Heirs, or Assignes ; or so many of the Said 




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howses or Barnnes, as shall be then Standing, Also I leave 
my wiffe my full & Lawfull Exsecutrix, both to pay my 
Debtes, as also to receive my debtes due to me from any, as 
also to se my Bodye decently Buried ; Jn wittnesse of this my 
will I have Sett to my hand & Scale this one & Thirtieth day 
of May, and in the Yeare of Christ one Thousand, six hundred, 
Sixty ffive. 

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered The 

in the presence of vs marke X of William 

Thomas Olney Senior ,^^SSfcik^^^^'^ 

The marke X of Thomas 
Angell 
Thomas Olney Junior : 

Memorandum before these presentes were Sealed, his will is, 
that his Servant John Warner Shall Serve his Tyme out with 
his now Dame 

A True Copie Copied June the third, i665 'p me Tho : 
Olney Junior Clarke of the Towne of providence ; 
This is aproved of ^ me 

William Carpenter Asistant 

The following paper relating to the estate of Resolved Waterman is 
copied from the original among the papers of the city now in the cus- 
tody of the Rhode Island Historical Society, in Providence Town 
Papers, Vol. I, number 0238: 

Providence 27 10'* 1676 (so calld This writing witnesseth. 
That, Whereas Resolued Waterman of Providence died intes- 
tate at Newport on Rode Jland in y" yeare (so calld) 1671 : y" 
Towne Councjll of Providence then in being made a will in y^ 
deceased Resolued Waterman his stead & agreed y' y* Widow 
Mercy Waterman should enjoy y'^ Howse & howse Lot & the 
other Lands & Meadows & Cattell for her Majntenance & y' 



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bringing vp of y^ y^ Orphans fiue small Children And whereas 
Samuel Windsor of Providence, & Mercy Waterman y'= Widow 
are vnder publicatjon of Mariage & y^ former Towne CouncjU 
(by reason of hinderances) did not '^fect thejr Agreement with 
such Formalities of Signing Sealing & Recording as js vsual : 
We the present Towne Councjl judge jt fit & necessary y* We 
testifie & declare our Concurrence & Agrement with y° for- 
mer Agreem"* of y* form' Towne Councjl, although we are 
but few by reason of y^ Sicknes of Some of vs & y* Absence 
of some & y* death allso of some of vs : Yet notwithstanding 
we agree with y^ former Towne Council, a [ ] also | with | y^ 
Wil & Testam"' of y^ Grand Father Richard Waterman viz : y* 
js to say y' Richard & Resolved Waterman shall enjoy 
betweene them y'' Meadowes at Pawtuxet & y* Land & Meadow 
at Saxifrage with y^ Commonage | to y^ 4 mile line west | w"*" 
thejr Father bought of Robert West J tern y* John Waterman 
shall enjoy y^ Land Meadow & Commonage at Warwick : & 
20 Acres of vpland at Venture w'^'' Resolued | his Father | 
bought of Robert West & y* 2 daughters Wajt & Mary Water- 
man shall haue the Land & Meadows & Commonage in y* New 
divisjon w"'' Resolued Waterman deceased bought of Robert 
West & for y^ Land, Meadow & Commonage beyond the seuen 
mjle y' jt shall be y* right of Richard & Resolued Watermjanl 
Jtem y* y" Executrix y^ Widow Waterman shall pay fiue pound 
a piece to each of y^ daughters Wajt & Mary W[ ]terman 
when they Come to y^ Age of eighteen 

Arthur ffenner Asistant [L S] 

Roger WjUjams [L S] 

I approue all y^ premises Thomas Arnold [L S] 

[Endorsed] 
Town Councjlls Will for Resolved Waterman 



INDEX 



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INDEX TO NAMES 



Abbot Daniel 122 

Abbott Daniel 15 60 124 126 

Adams 50 

Henry 15 25 
Aldrich Samuel 147 
Aldridge Elias 210 

Joseph 206 207 208 209 
210 211 213 
214 
junior 207 
Mary 209 
Patience 209 
Samuel 213 
Sarah 210 
Allin Isaac 183 
John 184 
America 209 
Angell Abigail 21 32 

Alice 79 82 83 84 88 91 
Hope 84 

James 21 29 32 'jd, 79 80 
81 82 83 84 88 

91 
John 4 78 80 81 84 

Thomas 77 82 83 85 88 

227 



Aquidnessitt 225 
Arnold Capt 2 

Eliezer 4 10 11 12 15 16 

143 144 
junior 150 151 
152 
Elisha 42 46 47 64 65 76 

191 193 
Ephraim 46 47 
Israel 47 
John 12345689 50 

113 116 
Mary 79 
Richard 12345689 

130 132 202 
Sarah i 2 3 8 150 152 195 
Stephen 44 83 223 225 
Susanna 47 64 65 
Thomas 123456789 
152 162 228 
junior 202 
Ashley Sarah 217 

William 216 217 
Ashton James 22 
Bailies Cove 78 
Balcome Joseph 74 



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Balkcom John 74 
Balkcome Alexander 75 ^6 
Hannah 74 
Jane 74 
John ^6 yy 
Barbados 225 226 
Barnes Peter 1 1 

Thomas 11 
Bartla Moses 217 
Bartlett Mary 131 

Moses 188 217 
Samuel 184 207 
Barton Andrew 198 199 
Bay Narragansett- 22 45 65 66 70 
71 83 91 98 103 128 205 
213 
Baylies Cove 60 
Bellue James 201 202 

Susanna 201 
Bick James 139 140 141 142 
Bliss 183 

Bolckome Samuel 74 
Bolkcom Alexander 72 73 75 

John 72 
Bolkcome Deborah 74 
Freegift 74 
John 74 
Lydia 74 
Bolkom Alexander 75 
Bowen Richard 177 184 
Bowin Richard 177 
Broad Pond 22 
Brook 50 



Brook Mashantetut 198 199 
Reapers 50 
Small 60 

Westquadomesett 91 
Brookes Goodman 184 
Brown James 182 

Obadiah 182 
Browne AHce 17 18 66 67 69 70 
Daniel 17 18 24666769 

70 188 
James 64 75 
Joseph y6 
Nathaniel 114 
Richard 17 69 103 113 
120 
Bullock John 17 69 
Burden Joseph 162 163 165 166 

Margery 162 165 166 
Burdin Joseph 166 
Mercy 157 
Burlingham Roger 215 
Burllingame Roger junior 197 
Burllinggame Roger junior 39 175 

198 199 
Burton Isabel 170 171 

John 170 171 172 173 175 

176 
William 170 172 173 174 

Cananacut 160 
Carder James 1 72 
Carpenter Abiah 226 

Benjamin 39 40 65 66 



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Carpenter Benjamin 179 191 192 
193 196 205 206 
Ephraim 190 191 192 

193 194 196 
Hannah i/i 173 
Mary 39 40 65 66 
Phebe 159 

Sarah 158 159 191 192 
Silas 51 157 158 159 
Timothy 42 44 
William 159 185 227 
Carr Anne 115 116 
Cauncaunjawatchuck yS 82 
Cedar Swamp 176 
Chapomeset 47 
Chillson Joseph 141 
Chilson Joseph 75 
Clark Ethlannah 171 
Clarke Ethlanna 173 
Clemence Richard 50 55 
Coggeshall James 52 
Comestock Samuel i 8 
Common 60 78 79 92 
Comstock Samuel 188 
Congdon Benjamin 107 109 
Conitekut 28 
Cooke Ebenezer 141 
Cooper Ebenezer 123 

Hannah 121 122 
Moses 123 
Penelope 123 
Seaborne 123 
Thomas 123 124 



Cooper Zerubbabel 123 
Coopper Hannah 122 123 127 128 
Mary 123 
Robert 123 

Thomas 121 122 124 127 
Corton Othaniel 175 
Country Road 59 
Cove Bailies 78 
Baylies 60 
Hawkins 78 
Coweset 46 
Crafferd Gideon 48 
Crauford William 100 
Crawford Freelove 19113114116 
117 120 
Gideon 18 19 
John 18 19 114 lis 116 
Mary 115 116 
William 18 19 113 114 
116 120 121 
Crawfurd William 76 
Cumberland 160 
Curbit Mary 171 173 
Dacar Parish of 160 
Dartmouth 160 
Davis 192 

Robert 191 193 195 196 
Dexter Alice 20 

John 4 19 20 189 223 225 
Mr. 23 
Dunham Nathaniel y6 
England 172 
Esten Henry 50 



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Eustance Amy 60 

Cornelius 59 61 
Elizabeth 60 
Henry 59 60 61 70 
Rebecca 60 
Sarah 60 70 71 
Evens David 210 
Farman Moses 215 
Fenner Arthur 223 224 225 228 
Capt. 15 

Thomas 19 20 65 70 72 
•jy 104 106 109 112 116 
121 128 129 136 137 ^42 
145 150 157 166 169 
Field Daniel 167 
James 167 
John 167 

Joseph 166 167 169 
Sarah 167 
Thomas 47 225 226 
William 225 227 
Zachariah 167 
Fisk Samuel 122 124 
Four Mile Line 228 
Fowlar Henry 225 
Fowler Rose 171 173 
Gardiner Joseph 221 222 
Peregrine 222 
Robert 221 223 224 
Gorton Othaniel 175 

Samuel 171 173 
Susanna 171 
Great Britain 95 160 167 



Great Meadow 22 
Swamp 23 
Greene Benjamin 199 215 
James 172 
Peter 172 
Guile John 122 124 
Gulley William 161 
Gurney John 167 169 

Sarah 166 167 168 169 
Harris 192 

Andrew 107 109 191 193 

19s 196 
Elnathan 51 56 71 72 
Henry 48 51 56 71 72 
James 31 
Mary 51 
Nicholas 49 58 
Richard 49 
Thomas 484951 52 53 55 

5657 5871 72 157 
William 49 50 
Haukings John 207 
Haukins William 222 223 224 

junior 223 224 
Hawes John 47 198 
Hawkings Edward 209 

junior 212 213 
Hannah 21 35 36 
John 173 

Stephen 21 33 35 36 
William 35 

junior 21 33 
Hawkins Cove "jZ 



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Hawkins Edward 209 

junior 210 
Elizabeth 142 144 145 
William 142 145 

junior 143 144 
Hearnden Benjamin 91 92 93 
Dorothy 92 
Elizabeth 92 
John 91 93 
Lydia 14 92 
William 93 
Hearnton John 188 
Lydia 15 
Widow 188 
Hedge Elizabeth 173 
Hedger Elizabeth 171 
Heuton 184 
Higgins Cornelius 50 
Hill Rocky 47 
Hill Sickotonconet 176 

Windmill 22 
Hopkins Sarah 214 215 

Thomas 95214215216 
William 42 44 95 103 
113 120 167 
189 
junior 137 
senior 137 
Hunt Enoch 185 
Iman Mary 130 
Inman Anne 131 

Deborah 131 
Edward 130 131 135 



Inman Joanna 131 

John 129 130 131 132 133 

135 136 201 

Mary 129 130 131 132 135 

136 146 201 
Naomi 131 
Sarah 131 
Tabatha 131 
Valentine 131 132 

Island 3 

Long 190 192 
Jenckes Daniel 188 

Joseph 6 II 12 13 14 16 
17 6$ 70 72 77 
104 106 109 112 
121 128 129135 
142 145 150204 
223 224 225 
junior i 8 20 61 
7075 
Katherine 74 
Major 16 
Jencks Joseph 83 
Johnson Return 187 
Jones Zachariah 139 
Keech George 139 
King Charles the Second i 

John 122 124 
Line Four Mile 228 

Seven Mile 22 23 47 48 49 
50 57 60 78 79 100 131 132 
176 201 228 
Little River 3 131 



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Long Island 190 192 
Loquasqussuck 4 
Mala very Elizabeth 147 

John 146 147 149 150 
senior 145 148 
149 
Man Abraham 176 
Bethiah 184 
Daniel 183 185 
Joanna 184 
John 184 

Mary 183 184 185 186 188 
Mehitable 184 
Rachel 183 184 
Thomas 182 183 184 185 186 
188 
Manton Edward 3 57 
Martin Robert 226 
Mashantatat 173 
Mashantatuck 3645 175 215 

Meadow 173 
Mashantatut 170 197 214 
Mashantetut 198 199 

Brook 198 199 
Meadow 199 
Mashantuck 175 
Mathuson Deliverance 146 

John 205 206 
Mawrey John 147 

Joseph 160 
Meadow Great 22 

Mashantatuck 173 
Mashantetut 199 



Pantaconksit 199 
Mill River 50 
Millerd Samuel 185 186 
Mors Amity 5 1 
Moshausuck River 23 
Munroe William 75 
Nanhiganssett 222 
Narragansett Bay 22 45 65 66 "jo 
71 83 91 98 103 128 205 
213 
Naspatuckett 4 
Neck 23 78 226 

Saxaffrax 226 
Town 50 
Neotaconconitt 225 
New Bristol 160 
London 28 
York 191 192 
Newport 66 6"] 69 221 222 227 
Olney Epenetus 4 82 83 84 196 
197 
James 21 25 28 181 
Thomas 2 4 8 9 10 11 12 
13 14 16 17 18 
21 25 28 29 32 
35 36 39 40 42 
45 48 53 58 59 
61 64 6s 66 6^ 
69 70 71 72 75 

^6 77 79 82 83 

84 85 88 91 92 
93 95 98 99 loi 
103 104 106 107 






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Olney Thomas 110112 113 114 ii6 
120121 124128 
129 132 135136 
137 139 141 142 

144145147149 
150152153 156 

157 161 162 165 

166 168 169 170 

173 175 176 177 

179 186 188 189 

190197 199202 

205 206 208 209 

211214216223 

225 

junior 227 

senior 173 199227 

William 15 55 165 

Owen Abigail 160 

Pacanacit 198 

Paine Stephen 188 

Palmer Jonas ^6 

Samuel ^6 

Palmers River 183 184 185 

Pantaconksit Meadow 199 

Parish of Dacar 160 

Pauchaset River 159 

Pauchasset River 158 

Pauchassett 226 

River 226 

Pautucket River 139 

Pautuckett River 4 

Pautuxet 40 42 46 64 65 ^6 100 

157 158 159 



Pautuxet River 199 
Pautuxett 3965 100 190 191 192 
193 194 19s 205 226 
River 198 199 
Pawtuxet 228 
Phillipps Elizabeth 146 

Richard 140 
Phillips^Richard 149 
Pine Swamp 198 
Place Peter 50 207 
Pomeconssett 226 
Pompeasit 198 
Pond Broad 22 
Potter Abel 107 109 215 

George 107 108 109 

Jane 36 39 45 

John 36 39 45 

Rachel 107 109 
Pray Ephraim 130 132 
Pumganset 158 159 
Queen Anne 52 95 137 167 172 
Randall William 104 105 106 107 

177 
Read Ensign 184 
Thomas 185 
Reapers Brook 50 
Redway John 185 
Rehoboth 114 183 184 
Relfe Thomas 197 
Relph Elinor 197 198 199 

Samuel 198 

Thomas 197 198 199 
Rice John 48 50 



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Rise John 49 

River 48 49 51 57 131 
Little 3 131 
Mill 50 

Moshausuck 23 
Palmers 183 184 185 
Pauchaset 159 
Pauchasset 158 
Pauchassett 226 
Pautucket 139 
Pautuckett 4 
Pautuxet 199 
Pautuxett 198 199 
Rocky 184 
Wanasquatucket 162 
Wanasquatuckett 79 
West 3 50 

Roades Malachi no 112 

Robinson Benjamitj 61 

Rocky Hill 47 

River 184 

Saalby 160 

Sabeer Deborah 83 84 

Sabeere Deborah 79 

Sabin Samuel 183 

Sarle Benjamin 39 

Saxaffrax Neck 226 

Saxifrage 228 

Sayles John 16 25 149 

Scarbro Samuel 49 

Searle Alice 197 198 

Richard 197 198 199 

Searlee Alice 199 



Sekesocut 50 

Seven Mile Line 22 23 47 48 49 
SO 57 60 78 79 100 131 
132 176 201 228 
Shantatuck 47 
Shaw John 184 
Shelding Sarah 74 
Sheldon John 57 177 179 

Nehemiah 13 15 16 191 

192 193 
Nicholas 153 156 
Shippie David 201 
Shuttelworth 184 
Sickotonconet Hill 176 
Small Brook 60 
Smith Anphillis 79 83 
Deborah 201 
Edward 497 152 159 160 

162 223 225 
Elisha 5 

John 20 21 33 35 
Joseph 143 144 160 201 

223 
Simon 19 20 47 124 191 

192 193 194 196 
William 100 
Sprague Anthony 61 97 

Ebenezer 104 105 106 
Jonathan 217 
Mary 94 
William 104 105 
junior 75 
Stafford Joseph 215 



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Steere John junior 212 213 
Mary 4 
Samuel 210 
Thomas 4 
Swamp Cedar 176 
Great 23 
Pine 198 
Tew Henry junior 52 

Richard 52 
Thornton Amy 155 

Benjamin 209 
Elizabeth 57 
Joseph 167 
Josiah i6g 

Margaret 56 58 128 129 
Patience 57 
Solomon 48 57 153 157 
Thomas 56 57 58 59 128 
William 57 
Tillinghast Pardon 223 225 

Philip 176 
Tirpin Anne 14 15 16 17 

William 14 137 173 
Toby negro servant 5 
Torrey Josiah 75 
Sarah 75 
Town Neck 50 
Street 23 
Tripp Elizabeth 160 

James 160 
Tucker Grace 136 137 

Meris 136 137 139 
Turpin 182 



Turpin Anne 179 180 181 182 

William 179 180 181 
Venture 228 

Vinsent Jemima 176 177 179 
Nicholas 177 
Thomas 177 
William 176 177 179 
junior 178 
Walker Ann 160 

George 159 161 162 
Jacob 160 
John 160 
Joyce 160 
Margaret 160 
Mark 160 
Mary 160 
Ruth 160 
Walling James 200 

John 188 189 190 199 
Thomas 189 190 199 200 
Wanasquatucket River 162 
Wanasquatuckett 7 

River 79 
Wansoket 3 4 
Warner John 199 226 227 
Warwick 46 124 226 228. 
Waterman Benjamin 100 
John 228 
Mary 228 
Mercy 227 228 
Nathaniel 21 31 82 83 
84 88 91 99 100 loi 
102 103 104 210 



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Waterman Resolved 58 no 112 
153 156 227 228 
Richard 1999 100 loi 
104 106 156 
157 166 168 
169 181 182 
200 228 
junior 116 
Waity 228 
Zuriel 99 100 
Wayboysett 78 
Weaver Clement ^6 
Webster Walter G. 221 
Welfhead Joseph 161 
Wesquenoid 99 
West River 3 50 
Robert 228 
Westcot Josiah 58 
Westquadomesett Brook 91 
Wheaton Ephraim 188 

Sarah 123 
Wheton Jeremiah ^6 
Whiple Mary 95 
Whipple Abigail 24 

Alice 79 83 84 
Daniel 23 
David 201 
Eliezer 204 
Enoch 23 
Hope 24 
Job 95 100 

John 16 92 113 116 223 
225 



Whipple Jonathan junior 165 

Joseph 17 21 28 176 181 

Margery 79 83 

Mary 24 

Noah 23' 

Samuel 20 21 22 24 25 

28 92 199 223 
Seth 94 173 
Thomas 22 23 24 64 
William 4 94 95 96 97 
9899 
Whitman Valentine 205 
Whittman Mary 205 

Valentine 97 130 135 
Wickam Samuel 172 
Wight Benjamin 15 122 124 
Wightman Alice 20b 

Deborah 200 
Elizabeth 200 201 
Esther 200 
Grace 200 
Hannah 200 
Mary 200 20 r 204 
Susanna 200 
Valentine 200 201 202 
204 
Wilkenson Hannah 10 

Samuel 202 204 
Wilkeson John 188 

Samuel 201 
Wilkinson Hannah 11 
Josiah 10 
Lawrence 10 



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Wilkinson Samuel 20 130 132 135 

161 162 
Williams Daniel no in 112 

Elizabeth 124 

Joseph 15 2J 31 83 
junior 14 - 

Rebecca no 112 

Roger 228 

Stephen 49 
Windmill Hill 22 



Windsor Samuel 228 
Winsor Samuel 207 208 209 
Woodcock William 188 
WooUey Benoni 139 140 141 142 

Hannah 139 141 142 
Woolly Benoni 142 
Yates John junior 113 
Yeats John junior 116 
Yong Nicholas 124 



Index to Indian Names 



Aquidnessitt 225 
Cananacut 160 
Cauncaunjawatchuck 78 82 
Chapomeset 47 
Conitekut 28 
Coweset 46 
Loquasqussuck 4 
Mashantatat 173 

Mashantatuck 3645 173 175 215 
Mashantatut 170 197 214 
Mashantetut 198 199 
Mashantuck 175 
Pantaconksit 199 
Moshausuck 23 
Nanhiganssett 222 
Narragansett 22 45 65 66 70 71 

83 91 98 103 128 

205 213 
Naspatuckett 4 
Neotaconconitt 225 
Pacanacit 198 
Pantaconksit 199 
Pauchaset 159 



Pauchasset 158 

Pauchassett 226 

Pautucket 139 

Pautuckett 4 

Pautuxet 40 42 46 64 65 ^6 100 

157 158 159 199 
Pautuxett 39 65 100 190 191 192 
193 194 195 198 199 
205 226 
Pawtuxet 228 
Pomeconssett 226 
Pompeasit 198 
Pumgansett 158 159 
Sekesocut 50 
Shantatuck 47 
Sickotonconet 176 
Wanasquatucket 162 
Wanasquatuckett 7 79 
Wansoket 3 4 
Wayboysett 78 
Wesquenoid 99 
Westquadomesett 91 



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INDEX TO SUBJECTS 



Account of administration See Estate 
Administration grant of See Estate 
^Agreement of heirs of Richard Arnold as to his estate 
Bond in probate proceedings See Estate 

on liquor license See License 
Death recorded of Aldridge Joseph 208 209 211 

Angell Alice 84 

Angell James 29 

Angell Thomas 83 

Arnold Eliezer junior 150 

Arnold Elisha 42 46 

Arnold Richard 6 

Ashley William 216 

Barnes Thomas 1 1 

Bolkcom Alexander 75 

Browne Daniel 17 66 67 

Burden Joseph 162 

Burton William 173 

Carpenter Benjamin 40 

Carpenter Ephraim 194 

Carpenter Silas 157 

Cooper Thomas 121 124 

Crawford Freelove 114 117 
, Crawford Gideon 18 

Dexter Major John 19 

Eustance Henry 61 



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Field William 225 
Gardiner Robert 221 
Gurney Sarah 168 
Harris Thomas 48 53 
Hawkings Stephen 33 
Hawkins William 142 
Hearnden Benjamin 91 
Hearnden Lydia 14 
Hopkins Thomas 215 
Inman John 129 133 
Malavery John senior 145 
Man Thomas 186 
Mathuson John 205 
Olney Epenetus 196 
Potter George 109 
Potter John 36 
Randall William 104 105 
Relph Thomas 197 
Thornton Solomon 153 
Thornton Thomas 56 128 
Tucker Meris 139 
Turpin William 179 
Vinsent William 176 
Walker George 159 161 
Walling John 188 
Waterman Nathaniel 102 
Waterman Resolved 227 
Whipple Samuel 22 25 
Whipple William 96 
Whitman Valentine 202 
Wilkinson Josiah 10 
Wilkinson Lawrence 10 
Williams Daniel 1 1 1 
Woolley Benoni 139 141 



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Estate of Aldridge Joseph settlement with his heir 206 inventory 

208 
Aldridge Joseph will proved and recorded 209 inventory 211 

letter of administration 213 
Angell Alice will proved and recorded 83 inventory 88 
Angell James inventory allowed and administration granted 

21 inventory 29 letter of administration 32 
Angell Thomas will and codicil proved and recorded Tj 82 83 

inventory 85 
Arnold Eliezer junior inventory allowed administration 

granted and inventory 1 50 letter of administration 

152 
Arnold Elisha inventory 42 ^6 will proved and recorded 46 

letter of administration 64 
Arnold Richard inventory presented i will presented and 

disallowed i administration granted and bond given 2 

copy of will 3 agreement of heirs 5 inventory 6 letter 

of administration 9 
Ashley William inventory 216 
Barnes Thomas guardian appointed 1 1 
Bolkcom Alexander will proved and recorded inventory 

allowed and administration granted 72 letter of admin- 
istration 76 
Browne Daniel inventory presented 17 administration 

granted and inventory 18 66 letter of administration 69 
Burden Joseph inventory allowed administration granted and 

inventory 162 letter of administration 165 
Burton William will proved and recorded and inventory 

allowed 170 inventory 173 letter of administration 175 
Carpenter Benjamin inventory allowed and administration 

granted 39 inventory 40 letter of administration 65 
Carpenter Ephraim will 190 192 inventory 194 
Carpenter Silas will 157 158 



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Cooper Thomas will proved and inventory allowed 121 will 
122 inventory 124 letter of administration 127 

Crawford Freelove will proved inventory allowed and admin- 
istration granted 112 113 will 114 inventory 117 letter 
of administration 120 

Crawford John guardian appointed 18 19 

Dexter John guardian appointed 19 20 

Eustance Henry will proved and recorded 59 inventory 61 
letter of administration 70 

Field William will and probate 225 

Gardiner Robert will and probate 221 bond of executor 223 
letter of administration 224 

Gurney Sarah will proved and recorded and inventory allowed 
166 inventory 168 letter of administration 169 

Harris Thomas will proved and recorded 48 inventory 53 
letter of administration 71 

Hawkings Stephen inventory allowed and administration 
granted 21 inventory 33 letter of administration 35 

Hawkins William administration granted 142 inventory 143 
letter of administration 145 

Hearnden Benjamin will proved and recorded 91 inventory 

93 
Hearnden Lydia inventory ordered 14 inventory presented 

IS 

Hopkins Thomas will 214 inventory 215 letter of adminis- 
tration 215 

Inman John will proved and inventory allowed 129 will 130 
inventory 132 letter of administration 135 

Malavery John senior will proved and recorded 145 inven- 
tory 148 letter of administration 149 

Man Thomas will proved and recorded 182 inventory 186 

Mathuson John letter of administration 205 

Olney Epenetus inventory 196 



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Potter George inventory allowed and recorded and adminis- 
tration granted 107 108 letter of administration 109 

Potter John inventory allowed administration granted and 
inventory 36 letter of adminstration 45 

Randall William inventory allowed and recorded and admin- 
istration granted 104 105 letter of administration 106 

Ralph Thomas partition 197 

Thornton Solomon inventory allowed and recorded 153 letter 
of administration 157^ 

Thornton Thomas will proved and recorded 56 inventory 58 
letter of administration 128 

Tucker Meris will proved and recorded 136 inventory 137 

Turpin William assignment of dower 179 181 

Vinsent William will 176 inventory 177 

Walker George will proved and recorded 159 inventory 161 

Walling John inventory 188 letter of administration 189 
account settled 199 

Waterman Nathaniel will proved and recorded 99 inventory 
lOi letter of administration 103 

Waterman Resolved draft of will by town council 227 

Whipple Samuel will proved inventory allowed and adminis- 
tration granted 20 21 will 22 inventory 25 letter of 
administration 28 

Whipple William will proved and recorded 94 inventory 96 
letter of administration 98 

Whitman Valentine will proved and recorded 200 inventory 
202 letter of administration 205 

Wilkenson Hannah guardian appointed 10 

Williams Daniel inventory allowed and recorded and adminis- 
tration granted no III letter of administration 112 

Woolley Benoni inventory allowed and administration granted 
139 inventory 140 letter of administration 141 
Executorship See Estate 



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Inventory See Estate 

Letter of administration See Estate 

License to sell liquor granted to Abbott Daniel 1 5 

Adams Henry 15 

Arnold Eliezer 11 15 16 

Fenner Captain 15 

Sayles John 16 

Sheldon Nehemiah 12 15 16 

Tirpin Anne 13 15 16 17 

Whipple John 16 

Joseph 17 

Wight Benjamin 15 
Liquor license See License 
Partition of estate of Richard Arnold 5 

of Thomas Relph 197 
Penalty for sale of liquor without license 1 5 
Probate proceedings See Estate 
Tavern license granted 11 12 13 15 16 17 
Town Order penalty for unlicensed sale of liquors 15 
Will See Estate 



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MISCELLANEOUS INDEX 



Adz 26 31 126 
Alcamy spoon 154 156 
Ale pint 118 

quart 118 
Andirons 29 40 54 62 96 117 
Apparel 105 124 138 
Apple drink 165 

mill 165 
Apples 68 
Apron 88 
.Arms 8 189 
Auger 7 26 31 53 105 127 138 

154 168 187 
Axe 7 31 35 37 44 S3 93 96 108 
III 120 126 144 148 163 
174 187 204 208 211 216 
Bacon 41 

Bag 44 125 133 139 155 19s 217 
Barley 26 54 102 
Barn 31 41 44 79 135 183 204 

226 227 
Barrel 27 44 54 55 102 103 134 

139 163 16417s 187 189 

204 2 1 5 
Basin 29 86 89 90 118 134 154 

203 



Basket 117 118 119 
Bayonet 43 
Beaker 29 156 

Beans 4468 119 141 143 151 203 
Bed 7 24 30 33 37 38 41 42 44 54 
SS 58 62 63 67 68 81 96 
102 108 III 116 118 123 • 
133 134 138 141 143 149 
151 163 168 174 177 178 
182 186 197 202 203 207 
212 21S 217 
cord 15s 174 
linen 118 
pan 7 
pot 40 
quilt 118 
ticking 97 133 
Bedding 7 8 24 30 33 44 52 54 55 
, 58 63 75 81 102 105 
123 124 125 133 138 
141 143 149 151 154 
167 168 186 189 202 
203 207 212 216 
Bedroom 40 143 

Bedstead 7 8 27 30 33 37 38 62 
63 68 75 87 90 105 



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Bedstead 117 ii8 138 143 iSS i68 
17417s 178 180 186 197 
203 
Beef 27 31 41 44 103 III 119 125 

164 203 217 
Beer 34 140 
Bees 212 

wax 38 
Beetle 26 31 35 93 97 127 148 
187 217 
ring 37 
Bell 26 31 35 4462 102 105 125 

137 141 15s 164 2TI 

metal posnet 86 90 

muzzle gun 96 
Bellows 30 43 87 90 137 
Belt 29 40 186 
Bench 63 
Bible 34 55 58 125 133 138 155 

156 163 203 216 
Bill 120 187 

hook 127 
Bills 44 58 103 III 133 
Biscuit 119 

Blanket 7 27 67 68 86 89 1 17 1 18 
120 133 154 155 163 
175 180 196 197 
Dutch 86 89 
Blanketing 196 

Blunderbuss (bell muzzle gun) 96 
Boar 126 148 
Board nails 120 
Boards 97 165 



Boat 120 
Bodice 88 

Bolster 7 27 67 68 85 89 108 117 
118 155 17s 177 178 180 
197 
case 27 44 117 118 
Bolt 174 
Bonds 31 120 

Book 7 30 34 41 43 63 67 75 76 
97 103 III 117 118 125 
143 15s 175 178 19s 203 
Bible 34 55 58 125 133 138 
ISS 156 163 203 216 
debts 103 
Psalter 133 
Testament 155 203 
Bottle 38 58 117 143 195 
Bowl 86 90 

Box 30 37 40 42 44 ss 62 68 8y 
90 102 103 117 126 138 
141 144 151 15s 156 163 
174 17s 178 189 204 215 
iron 117 138 164 
with drawers 87 90 
Brake 127 212 

Brass 7 38 58 75 81 96 102 118 
140 149 151 174 186208 
bread pan i i 8 
candlestick 43 86 90 154 
chafing-dish 86 90 118 
dividers 68 
dogs 119 
kettle .7 27 29 55 63 68 87 



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Brass kettle 90 iii 118 133 143 
144 154 164 178 203 208 
215 
ladle 43 

mortar 29 86 90 
pan S4 

pestle 29 86 90 
skillet 43 86 90 118 154 

iSj6 
vessels 40 167 168 
Breeches 85 161 178 
Bridge 4 

Bridle 27 30 38 63 96 125 139 144 
151 15s 162 174 189 191 

193 194 
stars 120 
Broad axe 31 68 137 151 155 

hoe 5 68 120 155 
Broom 119 
Bull 3741 54 126 135 148 187 

hide 69 126 148 
Bullet mould 102 
Butter 33 44 97 103 119 134 140 

143 164 187 204 208 
Buttery 143 151 
Buttons 195 
Calabash bottle 87 90 
Calf 7 25 37 93 94 108 126 135 

140 144 148 iss 174 177 

184 187 188208 
skin 126 
Calico 118 

neckcloth 87 



Camlet 62 

Canipane 118 

Can 43 15s 

Candles 30 33 44 117 164 

Candlestick 8 27 29 3840 55 133 

138 164 187 
Cane 29 117 163 
Cap 88 
Cape 117 
Cards 43 187 208 

pair of 67 134 138 155 164 

17s 
Cargo 225 
Carpenters tools 6 41 68 93 133 

163 
Carpet 117 118 

Cart 26 31 34 44 52 53 68 93 96 
102 126 134 141 148 151 
iSS 187 226 
box 140 

rope 27 105 125 15s 174 
tackling 37641 11 187 
wheels 105 
Cartage 226 
Cartridge box 43 
Case 42 117 

Cash 6 54 120 133 144 162 203 
Cask 7 3441 5464 119 138 ISS 

i6s 
Cast skillet 207 

Cattle 6 24 31 34 37 S3 7s 78 81 
92 93 III 148 I SI 165 
167 170 172 174 180 188 



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Cattle 201 215 223 226 227 
Cedar 212 

Cellar 41 44 125 134 144 151 
Chafing-dish 29 86 90 118 
Chain 30 31 37 52 53 75 96 105 
126 134 148 174 178 
204 
Chair 7 28 34 38 40 43 54 63 68 
87 90 97 103 105 108 
III H7 133 151 154 
164 174 178 187 189 
197 203 209 216 
leather 117 
Chamber 3041 125 143 151 154 
203 
pot 30 38 64 84 86 89 
118 
Cheese 7 44 119 133 140 143 164 
187 204 
tub 155 
vat 38 155 203 
Chest 7 83033 384042 44 54 55 
62 63 6j 879096 103 108 
III 117 119 125 133 138 
141 143 144 149 151 154 
156 163 168 174 17s 178 
187 189 195 203 212 215 
217 
lock 195 
of drawers 33 
Chimney 41 

Chisel 26 31 105 127 208 
Churn 38 43 68 155 187 208 



Cider 26 31 34 37 42 44 54 58 64 
69 103 119 140 143 144 
148 152 178 187 204 
mill 42 64 68 
press 42 64 68 165 
Cinnamon 195 

Clevis 31 34 105 126 134 148 155 
1 74 2 1 2 
pin 105 
Cloak bag 162 
Cloth 33 35 41 42 58 64 6j 108 

144 153 17s 
Clothing 81 

Coat 85 88 161 178 
Coif 88 
Colander 134 
Collar 26 35 211 
Colored yarn 153 
Colt 31 144 151 226 
Comb 195 
Compass dial 102 
Compasses 31 127 138 
Coopers axe 34 165 

croe 164 

shop 119 

tools 34 41 75 119 137 
140 163 
Copper frying pan 1 18 
Copperas 19 
Cops ring 174 » 

yoke 126 
Cord 17s 
Corn 344458 108 120 135 138 



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Corn 141 143 144 151 187 
Cotton 30 6496 120 

linen sheets 85 89 
sheets 85 
shirt 85 

wool 44 67 133 174 19s 
Coulter 26 
Council Town 221 
Court Municipal 221 
Covering 37 38 62 177 178 
Coverlet 27 62 6j 62, 86 89 117 
118 119 133 154 15s 
17s 180 196 
stuff 197 
yarn 96 
Cow 3 78 2425 31 34 37 41 44 
S3 60 61 62 6% 80 81 93 
94 97 108 III 123 126 13s 
140 144 148 151 155 168 
174 184 187 188 204 206 
208 2 1 1 
bell 188 204 
hide 42 

kind 170 171 172 178 
Cradle 38 187 
Crape 194 
Creatures 126 
Crib 13s 144 151 187 203 
Croe 187 

iron 62 
Cross cloths 88 
Crosscut saw 34 127 
Crow 7 



Crow iron 26 204 

Cupboard 40 118 

Currycomb 41 

Curtain 117 118 197 

Cushion 117 

Cutlass 186 

Dame 227 

Deers leather 6 120 153 

Desk 7 30 6^ 84 89 

Diapers 120 

Dish 67 Z6 87 90 125 187 

Dividers 7 

Dolphin (a sloop) 1 14 

Door lock 187 

Dough trough 43 

Dovetail 195 

Dowlas shirt 85 

Dram cup 8 156 

Draught chain 26 68 87 140 155 

yoke 126 
Draughts 31 
Drawers 85 117 
Drawing knife 26 3 1 68 1 27 
Dried meat 149 
Drink 16 151 
Drinking bowl 26 
Dripping pan 43 55 
Drover 12 13 14 
Drugget 62 
Drum 178 
Dry hide 54 
Dutch blanket 86 89 
Dwelling house 196 



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Dwelling room 143 
Earthen cream pot 154 
cup 1 1 8 

jug IS4 
mug 156 
pan 1 54 
pitcher 29 
platter 29 

pot 38 87 90 138 187 
ware 27 34 40 43 63 103 
III 118 134 17s 178 
East chamber 133 

room 133 
Eastermost lower bedroom 30 
English grain 96 151 
Ess hook 87 90 
Fat 34 

Featherbed 27 40 42 43 44 51 52 
62 85 89 102 105 109 
115 117 iss 174 180 
182 
bolster 85 154 197 
pillow 6y 154 15s 
Feathers 30 33 37 41 62 67 96 

119 212 
Fender 43 
Ferreting blue 194 
Field Papers 225 
File 138 
Fine Hnen 102 

Fire shovel 7 26 29 33 43 118 163 
186 189 
slice S3 67 138 151 154 



Fire tongs 2938 55 151 154 
trammel 108 
wood 78 
Firkin 68 208 
Flannel cloth 187 

shirt 85 
Flax 26 30 39 44 58 69 96 102 
125 134 135 143 ISS 164 
174 17s 178 202 
Flesh fork 38 43 63 118 127 139 
Flock bed 27 8s 89 154 175 

bolster iS4 
Flour 119 
Fork 141 162 
tine 174 
Form 40 43 117 

joint 87 91 
Frame 34 64 117 
Fresh beef 119 
Free 34 127 134 
Fruit 187 

Frying pan 6 27 29 38 43 5 s 63 
67 87 90 96 103 
108 III I2S 134 
137 141 143 IS2 
154 164 175. 186 
189 203 207 208 
211 21S 217 
Fulling mill 108 
Furniture 33 40 41 42 43 44 51 
62 6396 102 108 109 
III IIS 163 174 182 
187 215 



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Furs 226 

Gallipot 195 

Galloon 194 

Garret 44 119 

Gear 31 

Gill pot 125 

Gimlet 102 119 127 138 154 187 

19s 209 
Ginger 195 
Girdle 194 

ribbon 194 
Glass 117 149 195 209 

bottle 8 29 30 42 64 6^ 87 
lOS 125 139 149 
154 156 162 187 
203 212 217 
case 118 
jug 118 

long necked bottle 90 
pint bottle 87 90 
Glasses 40 118 
Gloves 88 138 161 194 
Goat 152 
Gold 120 
Goose 117 
Gouge 31 127 138 
Grain 96 
Grass 59 
Grater 43 195 
Green curtains 7 
Gridiron 27 29 33 40 43 87 90 96 
134 154 164 168 189 
203 



Grindstone 26 3437 445496 105 
126 134 148 155 
164 187 
Guardian 10 18 19 20 
Gun 27 30 34 37 40 43 54 58 62 
93 105 108 117 125 140 
144 149 151 1 54 163 177 
178 186 212 
bell muzzle 96 
Half busbel 30 63 
peck 63 

pint pot 86 89 125 
Hall 202 
Hammer 75 102 127 139 154 187 

216 
Handkerchief 162 178 
Handsaw 31 34 68 105 127 144 

155 
Harrow 64 151 

teeth 37 144 187 
Hat 85 120 161 178 194 

case 117 
Hatchel 37 44 58 6j 138 154 174 
Hatchet 31 

Hay 25 31 34 37 42 54 58 69 108 
135 141 148 151 155 165 
189 204 
Head dressing 88 
Heater 29 33 40 117 156 164 
Heating iron 186 
Heifer 25 37 44 60 62 93 97 126 
135 148 168 177 187 
208 211 225 



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Hemp I02 212 

seed 212 
Hides 37 212 
Highway 4 
Hinges 139 
Hoe 6 -J 26 SI 35 41 44 93 102 

108 III 126 138 148 151 

163 174 187 209 212 216 
Hogs 187 

fat 134 204 

lard 119 140 
Holster 186 
Homemade cloth 196 
Homespun cloth 203 

raw cloth 85 
Hook 27 

Hoop 37 55 105 126 204 
Horse 7 12 13 14 25 31 34 44 58 
75 93 108 III 126 148 
151 187 191 193 194204 

215 

chain 9 34 53 140 144 148 

174 
collar 34 134 
kind 8 37 52 103 119 178 

225 
plough 37 

tackling 26 63 96 127 152 
187 204 
Hose yarn 153 
Hour glass 40 
Howel 127 211 
Husbandman 122 



Husbandry tools 52 

Implements 102 

Indian 33 

corn 25 31 41 54 64 68 97 
102 III 119 125 
134 148 iss 163 
189 203 212 217 

girl 35 

wooden dishes 86 90 
Inner room 154 
Inward room 125 
Iron 41 5368 81 102 108 151 174 
208 211 
axle pin 155 

bar 53 97 102 127 134 ISS 
buckle 194 
candlestick 118 154 
chafing-dish 118 
croe 62 
crow 26 204 
dripping pan 1 1 8 
froe 148 
frying pan 118 
hoop 15s 

kettle 26 6s 67 87 90 133 
144 154 208 211 
lumber 140 
pin 68 

pot 8 38 SS 63 6y 87 90 96 
108 III 118 133 143 
144 IS4 164 17s 178 
186 189 203 208 215 
217 



33 



[ 256 ] 



Iron skillet ii8 

sledge 26 

staple 96 

tackling 75 

tools S3 54 96 

tooth harrow 35 126 

trammel 6"] 105 118 

vessels 40 167 168 

ware 58 75 144 149 

wedge 102 148 
Irons 68 204 
Jack boots 105 
Joint form 87 9 1- 

stool 43 54 1 1 1 1 54 
Jointer 34 209 
Jug 38 125 

Keeler 43 178 187 203 212 
Kentin coarse 194 

fine 194 
Kersey 153 

blanket 154 
cloth 143 
Kettle 7 26 27 29 33 38 41 43 96 
108 125 137 138 163 175 
178 189 203 215 216 
Knife 3043 117 162 195 
Knitting needles 120 
Lamb 34 68 93 94 105 108 174 

211 
Lantern 87 90 
Last knife 127 
Lean-to 27 41 43 134 149 203 

charaber 30 41 44 



Leather 374496 102 138 

chair 117 
Leathers 174 
Legacy 200 

License 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 
Linen 781 83 8896 118 119 120 
133 143 151 178 203 216 
caps Zj 

cloth 6 m 89 96 187 
cloths m 89 
neckcloth 88 
sheets 85 89 
wheel 27 154 175 
yarn 64 187 203 
Linsey woolsey blanket 1 54 
Lock 40 164 194 
Lodging room 42 143 151 
Log chain 26 68 

Looking glass 30 33 38 58 87 90 
97 117 125 133 138 
164 187 
Loom 31 33 140 163 

tackling 163 
Lower room 63 202 
Lumber 33 34 38 41 44 64 75 1 1 1 
119 120 125 134 144 
178 209 
Mace 195 

Male pillion 30 125 155 
Maple plank 119 
Mare 25 34416297 126 135 138 
140 144 151 155 162 174 
189 215 226 



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Marking iron 68 

Marsh 158 159 

Maslin 26 

Mason 73 

Masons hammer 154 

Meal 44 

bag 8 68 iss 
sieves 155 

Meat 41 55 58 63 97 1 19 141 144 
151 187 
tub 64 

Middle room 133 

Milk pail 68 178 

Mill 4 S 131 

Mine 48 

Mislin 26 

Mithridate 195 

Mock damask 194 

Molasses 26 3444 119 

Money 33 44 51 58 64 73 74 79 
80 818487 88 103 III 
114 IIS 123 140 153 
159 160 163 171 172 
173 179 186 194 216 
scales 38 54 125 138 195 

Mortar 187 217 

Mortgage bonds 103 
deed 120 

Mortising axe 155 

Muff 117 

Mug 117 134 

Municipal court 221 

Musket 102 216 



Nails 6 30 120 
Napkin cloth 155 
Napkins 27 86 89 102 109 118 
ISS 163 175 187 203 
Narrow axe 52631 151 155 

hoe 155 
Neat cattle 52 58 103 119 204 

kine 165 
Neats leather 120 
Neb 208 

Neckcloth 87 162 178 216 
blue 88 
calico 8^ 
Needles 162 195 
Negro children 1 1 1 
man 52 54 
servant 5 
New England coin 203 
North chamber 62 
Nutmegs 195 

Oats 37 41 44 54 64 102 108 119 
125 126 135 164 187 191 
193 194 204 
Oil 162 

Old iron 8 9 134 138 204 
Orchard 3 23 24 48 49 So 59 131 
132 183 187 198 207 
Orphan 228 
Osnaburgs 153 
Outermost room 29 
Outward room 40 43 125 151 
Over leather 134 
Overseer 10 19 20 75 82 116 132 



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Overseer 172 202 207 
Oxen 2531 37 41 44 S3 68 93 97 
108 in 135 148 151 174 
187 
Pail 28 31 38 43 55 120 125 149 

155 164 187 203 
Pair of boxes 21 1 

cards 67 134 138 155 164 

17s 
hooks 211 
scales 63 
tongs 6j 
Pan 87 90 105 
Pannel 44 96 139 
Paper money 120 126 
Peach juice 69 
Peas 64 119 
Peck 63 155 
Peel 134 
Penknife 195 
Pepper box 26 
Petticoat 88 

Pewter 7 29 34 38 40 43 55 58 63 
67 75 81 84 97 102 108 
III 118 120 134 138 
140 143 149 151 164 
174 178 186 189 215 
217 
basin 26 29 63 125 156 
dishes 208 
plates 156 

platter 29 86 89 108 118 
125 134 154 156203 



Pewter porringer 156 

pot 8 

shoe buckles 194 

small dishes 86 89 

spoons 154 156 

tankard 156 

vessels 167 168 
Physician 181 
Pickaxe 127 
Picture 117 118 

Piggin 1 55 

Pigs 25 108 135 

Pillion 30 42 44 63 143 156 163 

cloth 156 163 
Pillow 27 6y 68 85 89 108 1 17 119 
180 197 
beer 27 86 87 89 90 102 

163 180 203 
case 44 117 118 154 175 
Pin 31 126 134 148 155 174 212 
Pinchers 138 
Pinions 153 
Pins 87 90 194 
Pint basin 29 

pot 29 86 89 125 
Pistol 186 

Pitch pine boards 119 
Pitcher 138 
Pitchfork 263468 105 126 155 

164 187 
Plane 127 138 
Plate 44 

ring 1 1 8 



[ 259 1 



Plates 26 29 63 108 118 
Platters 26 29 63 86 90 118 125 
Plough 26 41 44 52 64 102 III 
126 134 148 151 155 

chain 144 187 

irons 2653 68 97 126 144 
155 174 212 

tackling 41 44 102 
Pocket handkerchief 8788 
Poise 27 

Porch chamber 41 
Pork 7 27 31 41 44 102 III 119 

125 134 164 203 212 
Porridge pot 27 

Porringer 26 29 63 86 89 90 118 
119 125 134 154203 
208 
Portmantle 7 44 195 
Posnet 86 90 
Post axe 105 
Pot 29 33 43 125 138 141 

hooks 29 87 90 125 168 178 
Pottage pot 212 
Poultry 125 
Powder 195 212 
Providence Town Papers 227 
Psalter 133 

Public house 111213141516 
Purse 105 124 
Quart pot 2629 89 105 118 125 

134 154 203 208 
Rake 34 126 164 
Raw hides 102 



Razor 7 97 125 162 188 195 

Redwood 120 

Reel 154 187 

Rhode Island Historical Society 

225 227 
Riddle 38 

sieve 212 
Rings 26 96 127 141 155 208 212 
Roasting iron 41 
Room chamber 41 
Round adz 208 

shave 127 208 211 
Rug 86 89 117 118 155 
Rule 105 195 

two foot 68 
Runlet 63 87 90 155 
Rye 26 31 41 44 54 64 102 III 
13s 15s 163 187 189 203 
204 212 
corn 119 
Sack 33 

Saddle 7 27 30 38 42 44 62 63 96 
105 125 133 144 149 151 
155 162 164 189 191 193 
194 
cloth 196 
Salt 44 62 119 134 143 187 217 
bag 120 
box 119 
cellar 119 156 
Saucer 86 90 
Saw 53 
mill 3 



[ 26o 1 



Scales 7 4043 108 120 133 138 

19s 

Scissors 43 188 

Scythe 5 2631 34 37 41 68 93 
97 108 120 126 144 148 
151 163 174 187 211 
tackling 93 97 108 148 
163 174 

Sea T13 

Seal 225 

Serge 62 102 187 

Servant 35 

Settle 30 55 87 91 178 

Sewing silk 162 

Shave 208 

Shears 43 134 149 

Sheep 25 34 37 41 44 52 53 62 68 
75 92 93 94 97 103 105 
108 III 119 155 165 
167 168 170 171 172 
174 177 178 187 204 
211 
shears 34 38 40 103 120 

IS4 
skin 102 
Sheeps wool 30 96 108 iii 119 

153 164 178 211 
Sheets 27 44 6y 68 96 102 117 
118 119 154 ISS 163 
175 180 197 203 
Shift 88 
Shingles 9 1 19 
Shirt 86 117 161 



Shoats 108 126 140 
Shod wheels 31 
Shoe leather 30 174 
Shoe-makers tools 125 • 
Shoes 85 88 96 161 178 
Shop S3 

goods 115 120 
Shot 212 

mould 102 
Shovel 134 
"Sibag" 120 
Sickle 3441 68 120 127 134 138 

154 
Side Saddle 41 118 
Sieve 31 33 43 105 119 138 155 

163 187 211 217 
Silk 102 153 194 
grass bed 197 
hood 194 
lace 194 
Silver buckle 195 
cup 34 40 
dram cup 120 
money 120 126 i8r 182 
tankard 119 
wine cup 120 
Skillet 7 8 29 34 55 6467 143 
164 178 203 215 
cast 207 
Skimmer 38 63 178 
Skimming dish 8690 155 
Skin 58 195 
Slang 3 



[ 26i J 



Sled 31 126 141 

Sledge 6 96 

Slice 40 43 96 178 217 

handle 87 90 
Sloop 114 

Dolphin 114 
Smiths tools 41 
Smooth rug 86 89 
Smoothing box 33 

iron 27 30 40 43 63 
68 125 134 156 186 
209 
Soap 33 144 
Sorrel mare 126 
South chamber 62 
South lower room 63 
Sow 25 126 140 
Spade 26 41 105 126 163 216 
Spanish money 203 
Spinning wheel 30 43 63 6y 134 
144 151 208 
21S 
Spit 27 3143 5463 87 90 1 18 134 

168 203 
Spoke shave 211 
Spoons 27 30 39 43 6"] 86 %y 89 
90 118 119 125 164 
187 203 208 
Square 27 55 127 154 
Staff 138 

Standing grass 187 
Staple 127 141 155 174 212 
Steel buckle 194 



Steel trap 151 188 

Steer 25 37 44 62 68 140 144 168 

Still III 

Stilliards 7 27 38 43 54 103 iii 

120 125 215 
Stirrup irons 174 
Stitching silk 194 
Stock hook 211 

Stockings 85 88 96 161 178 216 
Stone jug 29 

ware 118 
Stool 30 

joint 43 54 III 154 
Straining dish 155 
Straw bed 85 89 
Street 78 

Strong drink 12 13 15 16 17 
Stuff 119 120 
Sugar 35 

Swine 31 34 37 42 44 52 54 58 62 
689397103 108 III 119 

13s 139 144 151 ISS 165 

167 168 170 172 174 178 
204 208 212 215 
Sword 29 38 40 43 140 149 154 

178 208 
Table 26 30 34 4041 43 54 62 63 
688790103 108 III 117 
119 133 151 154165 174 
178 187 203 209 215 
carpet 118 

cloth 86 89 109 118 155 
163 187 



[ 262 ] 



Table linen 34 38 42 81 102 117 

119 
Tackling 33 34 3742 51 S3 68 140 
Tailors shears 154 162 211 
Tallow 31 33 44 63 103 119 134 

164 
Tanned leather 102 
Tape 195 

Taper bitted gimlet 1 54 
Team tackling 93 
Tenant saw 7 
Testament 155 203 
Thatch 158 159 

bed 22 60 
Thimble 162 195 
Thread 153 162 195 
Ticking 194 
Timber 78 105 
Tin 40 43 102 108 

box 7 

candlestick 156 

chafing-dish 118 

dripping pan 108 

grater 156 

pan 63 178 

pepper box 156 

skimmer 156 

tunnel 26 154 

ware 8 118 
Tobacco 26 34 37 41 44 58 64 97 
103 108 III 119 125 

133 144 155 165 189 
1 95 204 



Tobacco box 195 

tongs 117 
Tongs 7 26 33 43 87 90 96 105 
118 127 134 137 163 178 
186 189 
Tools 8 37 44 62 82 102 III 120 
163 168 177 178 215 226 
Tow cloth 153 

sheets 86 89 
Towel 27 86 89 109 117 
Town Council 221 
Trace 37 134 
Training days 15 
Trammel 7 27 29 33 38 40 43 55 
63 87 90 96 102 III 
127 134 137 154 163 
168 174 178 186 189 
203 209 211 215 217 
Traveller 12 13 14 
Tray 41 54 86 90 103 134 143 
149 155 164 17s 187 203 
Trencher 27 30 43 67 125 155 

187 
Trevet 164 
Trowel 75 154 211 
Trundle bed 40 

bedstead 62 
Trunk 7 33 42 54 62 84 89 105 
108 117 119 143 156 

19s 
Truss hoop 164 

Tub 28 31 33 41 43 87 90 134 
138 164 17s 187 203 209 



[ 263 ] 



Tugglock 37 

Tumbrel 31 

Tunnel 119 

Turkey worked carpet 6 

Turned bowl 86 90 

Turnip 164 

Tutor 10 

Valance 197 

Venison 125 

Waistcoat 85 88 161 

Warehouse lot 23 

Warming pan 7 27 30 33 38 43 
55 63 69 87 90 III 117 
133 143 156 174 203 
207 208 215 

Washing tub 1 19 

Wax 225 

Wearing apparel 6 25 29 33 39 
40 42 54 58 61 67 
75 83 88 93 96 102 
III 117 123 124 140 
143 149151 153 161 
163 168 17s 178 186 
189 191 193 194 196 
202 216 
clothes 108 133 

Weaver 144 

Weavers loom 51 

Wedge 26 31 35 37 41 93 97 105 
127 187 217 

Weight 7 4043 54 108 120 125 

19s 
Welch spit 26 

34 



West chamber 134 

room 133 
Westermost lower room 30 
Whalebone 119 
Wheat 54 124 187203 204 
Wheel 26 34 38 40 64 68 96 97 
105 126 134 138 151 
155 168 178 187 
barrow 31 64 
hoop 174 
Whetstone 119 
Whipsaw 155 
White leather 133 

pine boards 1 19 
sugar 118 
Wimble bit 31 127 
Window curtains 1 1 8 

glass 212 
Wine 119 

quart 119 
Winnowing sieve 138 
Wire 195 
Wood 81 210 
Wooden bottle 68 
bowl Qj 
chair 117 
dish 8690 103 138 155 

156 203 208 
ladle 156 
mortar 43 
tray 84 

ware 58 63 118 141 175 
Wool 26 33 37 44 58 67 120 133 



[ 264 ] 



Wool 143 164 175 187 208 216 
cards 30 
cloth 96 
Woolen 81 83 96 119 203 
cloth 151 197 
Manchester 194 
wheel 27 33 118 141 156 

164 
yarn 96 187 
Working tools 167 189 208 
Worsted 26 

combs 31 43 



Worsted ribbon 194 
wool 153 
yarn 96 153 163 
Yard 195 

Yarn 30 34 37 3844 108 125 133 
143 151 164 208 216 
colored 153 
Yearling 34 41 4497 148 155 187 
211 
heifer 126 
Yoke 31 34 134 141 148 15s 226 
Young cattle 135