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PROBATE RECORDS 



OF THE 

PROVINCE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 

VOL. II 

1718-1740 

State Papers Series 

VOL. 32. 

HENRY HARRISON METCALF 

Editor of State Papers 

OTIS GRANT HAMMOND 

Assistant 



Bristol, N. H. 

R. W. ' MUSGROVE, Printer 

1914 



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Joint Resolution relating to the preservation and publication of portions 
of the early state and provincial records and other state papers of New Hamp- 
shire. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

That His Excellency the Governor be hereby authorized and empowered, 
with the advice and consent of the Council, to employ some suitable person — 
and fix his compensation, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated — to collect, arrange, transcribe, and superintend the publi- 
cation of such portions of the early state and provincial records and other state 
papers of New Hampshire as the Governor may deem proper ; and that eight 
hundred copies of each volume of the same be printed by the state printer, and 
distributed as follows : namely, one copy to each city and town in the state, one 
copy to such of the public libraries in the state as the Governor may designate, 
fifty copies to the New Hampshire Historical Society, and the remainder placed 
in the custody of the state librarian, who is hereby authorized to exchange the 
same for similar publications by other states. 

Approved August 4, 1881. 



Albert S. Batchellor, Editor of State Papers: 

You are hereby authorized to arrange, transcribe, and superintend the publi- 
cation of such abstracts of the early records of wills and probates of persons 
and estates relating to the provincial period of New Hampshire as are available, 
the material being so prepared as to avoid the transcription and publication of 
merely formal and immaterial parts of documents, and arranged in a chrono- 
logical order, beginning with the earliest accessible papers and records. 

You will also cause such explanatory notes, citations, tables of contents, and 
indexes as you may deem useful to be prepared and made a part of this work. 

This I deem proper to be done, and these directions are given in accordance 
with the authority vested in me as Governor by the provisions of the joint 
resolution relating to the preservation and publication of portions of the state 
and provincial records and other state papers of New Hampshire approved 
August 4, 1881. 

Given under my hand at Concord this 2nd day of January, 1897. 

Charles A. Busiel, Governor. 



THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 

To Henry H. Metcalf Esquire, Greeting : 

Know you, That we, reposing especial trust and confidence in your Fidelity 
and Ability, have constituted and appointed you Editor and Compiler of Early 

Province and State Papers, Hereby giving and granting 

unto you, the said Henry H. Metcalf, all the power 

(Iv. S.) and authority given and granted by the Constitution 

and Laws of our State to an Editor and Compiler of 

Samuel D. Felker, said Papers, To have and To hold the said Office, 

With all the powers, privileges, and immunities to the 

Governor. same belonging, for the term of years, from and 

after July n, 1913, provided you are of good behavior 
during said term. 
In Testimony Whereof, We have caused our seal to be hereunto affixed. 
Witness, Samuel D. Felker, Governor of our State, at Concord, this nth 
day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirteen, 
and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and 
thirty eighth. 

By his Excellency the Governor, with advice of the Council. 

Edward N. Pearson, Secretary of State. 

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 

Merrimack ss. July 14, 1913. 

Then the said Henry H. Metcalf took and subscribed the Oath of Office as 
Editor and Compiler as prescribed by law. 



Before us, 



Edward N. Pearson, \ Justices of the Peace. 
Arthur L. Wilus, j Quorum Unus. 



INTRODUCTORY NOTE 



The work of preparing and arranging the material for this sec- 
ond volume of Probate Records (Vol. 32, N. H. State Papers) 
was well under way when the present incumbent of the office of 
Editor of State Papers entered upon his duties, July 14, 1913, suc- 
ceeding the Hon. Albert S. Batchellor of Littleton, who assumed 
the position October 27, 1890, and continued therein, with con- 
spicuous zeal and fidelity, till his decease, June 15, 19 13. A. 
considerable portion of the composition and press work had also 
been done, and the work has been carried out as planned, the 
preparation of copy, compilation of index, proof reading, etc, 
being in charge of Mr. Otis G. Hammond, the efficient assistant 
of Mr. Batchellor throughout his long period of service, who is 
retained in similar position by the present incumbent. 

Volume One of these records covered the period from 1635 to 
171 7, including copies or abstracts of all wills, probates, inven- 
tories, etc., pertaining to the estates of residents of the province, 
so far as the same could be secured, from the province records, or 
available outside sources. This second volume covers the time 
from 1718 to 1740, inclusive, the material increasing in volume, 
naturally, with the increase of population and the number and 
importance of estates ; so that, undoubtedly, two or more volumes 
will be required to include the records for the remainder of the 
period up to 177 1, when the Province was divided into counties 
and separate Probate Courts and registries soon after established. 

In concluding his Historical Note in Volume One, introductory 
to this series of State Papers, Mr. Batchellor remarked : 

u In the absence of anything but fragmentary minutes of the pro- 
ceedings of the Governor and Council as an executive body, it 
may be difficult to trace, especially in the official records and files, 



VI INTRODUCTORY NOTE 

the personnel of this court, but there is probably data among the 
records and files of the probate court by which the judges and 
registers from 1692 to the Revolution, may be identified with sub- 
stantial accuracy." 

A careful examination of the records covering the period enables 
us to establish the succession of Probate Judges with measurable 
accuracy, and it is not impossible that the Registers and their 
approximate terms of service might also be determined by farther 
investigation, wnich may hereafter be undertaken. For the pre- 
sent it may be stated that the first person serving as Judge of 
Probate, distinctively, in the province, was Thomas Packer, who 
acted in that capacity as early as December, 1693, and up to 1697. 
Judge Packer received his commission from Lieutenant-Governor 
John Usher, acting as Governor in the absence of Governor Allen, 
who, under the commission of the latter, was authorized to "con- 
stitute and establish" courts and "constitute and appoint" judges. 
His first official service, so far as determined from the records, was 
in December, 1693, and he continued in office until January, 
1696/7, when he was removed by order of John Hinckes, Presi- 
dent of the Council, and the Council, Hinckes having assumed 
executive power upon the ground that Usher's commission as 
Lieutenant-Governor was revoked, in effect, by the commission 
issued to William Partridge, June 26, 1696. Judge Packer was a 
physician and surgeon by profession, a native of London, who 
came to this country early in life, was for a short time at Salem 
and removed thence to Portsmouth about 1687, where he afterward 
resided, becoming prominent in his profession and active in public 
affairs. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel in the militia, from which 
office he was removed at the same time as from that of Judge of 
Probate. He was a Representative in the General Assembly from 
Portsmouth in 1717, and was chosen Speaker. In 17 19 he became 
a member of the Council, serving till his death in 1723 ; also for 
several years as a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. He was 
one of the proprietors of the town of Gilmanton. 



INTRODUCTORY NOTE VII 

The second incumbent of the office was Nathaniel Fryer of New- 
castle, then a part of Portsmouth, who seems to have entered upon 
his duties early in 1697, upon appointment of President Hinckes, 
continuing through the following year. Judge Fryer was origi- 
nally a sailor or mariner, and had resided in Boston, where he 
was admitted a member of the Second Church in 1654, but soon 
after removed to Portsmouth. He became active in public affairs, 
serving as a selectman in 1664-5-6, 1669, 1670, 1673, 1675, 1677- 
8-9 and 1680. He was also a commissioner for the trial of small 
causes from 1666 to 1670, and county treasurer for a number of 
years from 1668, chosen in pursuance of an agreement by the towns 
of Dover and Portsmouth, constituting a county by themselves, 
distinct from the County of Norfolk, whose courts were held at 
Hampton and Salisbury. In 1678 he served on a commission to 
treat with the Indians. In 1683 he was appointed a member of 
the Council to fill a vacancy, and was again a member of the 
Council under Gov. Allen in 1692, and under Gov. Dudley in 
1702-3, being dismissed Nov. 4, 1703, at his own request. He 
was Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas from December 
1693 to June 1695. He died August 13, 1705. 

From 1699 to 1703, inclusive, Lieutenant-Governor William 
Partridge exercised the function of Probate Judge for the province, 
but in October of the latter year Joseph Smith, who had been 
commissioned as Judge, assumed the duties of the position and 
continued therein through 1708. Judge Smith was born about 
1653, either in Exeter or Hampton, in which latter town he spent 
most of his life, serving as selectman seven years in all, and as a 
Representative in the Assembly in 1692, 1708, 1709 and 17 16. 
He was Colonel in the militia ; treasurer of the Province in 1696 ; 
Councilor in 1698-9 ; an Assistant Justice of the Superior Court 
from 1693 to 1696 and Chief Justice till 1699. He was three times 
married, his first wife being Dorothy, eldest daughter of the Rev. 
Seaborn Cotton, the noted minister of Hampton. He died Nov- 
ember 9, 1717. 



VIII INTRODUCTORY NOTE 

Col. Richard Waldron of Dover, son of the noted Major Waldron, 
was the next in line, entering upon his duties early in 1709 and 
continuing through 1729 a longer term than any other incum- 
bent. Col. Waldron enjoyed an extended and notable public career. 
He was born in Dover in 1650, and by occupation was a merchant, 
at first in Dover and later in Portsmouth where he resided till his 
father's death at the hands of the Indians in 1689, when he re- 
turned to Dover. He was a deputy in the first Provincial Assembly 
in 1680, and in April 168 1 was chosen a Councilor to fill the vacancy 
occasioned by the death of President John Cutt, being then Speaker 
of the Assembly, and was named, also, as a member of the Council 
in the Commission of Edward Cranfield as Lieutenant- Governor, 
dated May 9, 1682, and continued until removed the following 
year. In 1684 he was a Representative in the Assembly from 
Portsmouth, and Speaker, and was returned the following year. 
In 1692 he again became a member of the Council and continued 
several years. In 1699 he was made Chief Justice of the Court of 
Common Pleas, holding the position for many years. He was 
twice married, his first wife being Hannah, daughter of John Cutt, 
and the second, Eleanor, daughter of Maj. William Vaughan. 
He died November 3, 1730. 

From 1730 till 1737, inclusive, Benjamin Gambling, who had 
been for many years previous the register, held the office of Judge 
of Probate. Judge Gambling was a native of Roxbury, Mass., 
born about 1681. He graduated from Harvard College in 1702 
and is recorded as of Portsmouth in 1709, when he was serving as 
clerk of the Court of Common Pleas. He was sheriff of the Prov- 
ince from 17 17 till 1728, Representative in the Assembly in 1727 
and 1728, a member of the Council from 1732, and a Judge of the 
Superior Court from 1733 till his death, September 1, 1737. 

Immediately following the death of Judge Gambling, Richard 
Waldron, son of Col, Richard Waldron, who had been known as 
Richard Waldron, Jr., was appointed to the office, and was serv- 
ing therein in October, 1737, as the record shows. He continued 
till 1742, when he was removed by Gov. Wentworth and Andrew 



INTRODUCTORY NOTE IX 

Wiggin appointed in his place. This Richard Waldron was born 
February 2i, 1694, and graduated from Harvard College in 17 12, 
when only eighteen years of age. His home was at first in Dover, 
but he removed, after a time, to Portsmouth. He became a mem- 
ber of the Council in 1728, and Secretary of the Province soon 
after. In 1749 he was a Representative and Speaker of the 
Assembly. He is spoken of by historians of the period as a man 
of high attainments and great literary ability. He died in 1750. 
Andrew Wiggin, who succeeded Richard Waldron as Judge of 
Probate in 1742, served in the office till 1756. Judge Wiggin was 
born in Squamscott, a section of Exeter now Stratham, January 

6, 1672. He was a selectman of Exeter in 1699, 17 12 and 1714. 
It was through his efforts that the town of Stratham was incor- 
porated, and he represented it in the Assembly for a long time, 
and served, also, as Speaker for several years, from 1728. He 
was a Judge of the Superior Court from 1729 till 1732. He died 
early in 1756, his will having been proved on February 6 of that 
year. 

The next incumbent of the office was Richard Wibird, of Ports- 
mouth, son of Richard, who was prominent among the early 
settlers and built the first brick house in town. He was born July 

7, 1702, and graduated from Harvard College in 1772. He held 
the office of Collector of Customs under Governor Belcher in 1730 
and later, and was a member of the Council in 1741. He was 
made Judge of Probate in 1756 and served till his death, Septem- 
ber 25, 1765. 

The last incumbent of the office before the division of the 
province into counties, was John Wentworth, who was appointed 
upon the death of Judge Wibird, and continued till his own death 
in 1773. There has been no little confusion over the name of 
John Wentworth in our early historical records, no less than five 
men of prominence in our colonial history figuring under that 
name, which was also again made notable in more recent years by 
a son of New Hampshire and a scion of the same family, who 
became Mayor of Chicago and a Representative in Congress from 



X INTRODUCTORY NOTE 

Illinois in the middle of the last century. These five were the 
famous "Lieutenant-Governor" John Wentworth ; "Judge" John 
or "Colonel" John, who was a resident of that part of Dover 
which became Somersworth and later Rollinsford, who was a 
colonel in the militia, a judge of the first Strafford County Court 
of Common Pleas, and chairman of the first Revolutionary Con- 
gress in the state held at Exeter July 21, 1774, to elect delegates 
to the Continental Congress ; John Wentworth, Jr., son of the 
latter, who was an eminent lawyer of Dover, a member of the 
Assembly and Council, and a delegate in the Continental Congress 
in 1778, when he was one of the signers of the original articles of 
Confederation; "Sir" John Wentworth, the last of the royal 
governors, who left the country in 1775, and John, the son of 
Lieutenant-G over nor John Wentworth, the incumbent of whom 
we now speak, who was born in Portsmouth, October 19, 1703, 
graduated from Harvard College In 1723, and who was a Judge 
of the Court of Common Pleas from 1754 till his death. 

It is worthy of note that the men who held the office of Judge 
of Probate during the colonial period were, almost without ex- 
ception, men of high character, of superior education for the times 
in which they lived, of recognized ability and of commanding 
influence in their respective communities in the province at large, 
qualifications not always so conspicuous in these latter days in the 
incumbents of like and other prominent positions. 

HENRY H. METCALF. 

Editor of State Papers. 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Abbott, John, Portsmouth, 1721/2 

John, Portsmouth, 1735 . 
Alcock, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1726 
Alden, Thomas, Dover, 1732 
Alexander, James, Londonderry. 1729/30 
Allard, James, Gosport, 1722 

James, Newcastle, 1727 . 
Allen, Jude, Stratham, 1738 . 
Almary, George, 1734/5 

Robert, 1733 . . . 

Ash, Thomas, Dover, 1717/18 
Atkinson, Theodore, Newcastle, 17 19 
Ayers, Edward, Portsmouth, 1723/4 

Thomas, Portsmouth, 1722 

William, Londonderry, 1733 . 

Babb, Sampson, Portsmouth, 1735/6 
Ball, Peter, Portsmouth, 1725/6 
Banfield, Hugh, Portsmouth, 1727 

Samuel, Portsmouth, 1735 
Banks, John, Dover, 1724/5 . 
Barker, Enoch, Portsmouth, 1727 . 
Barnes, William, Portsmouth, 1738 
Barton, John, Gosport, 1733 . 
**Batchelder, Benjamin, Hampton, 1717/18 

Jethro, Hampton, 1723 . 
—Nathaniel, Hampton, 1736 

Nathaniel, Jr., Hampton, 1723 



147 

53 6 

287 

442 

37i 

150 

3°7 
719 

527 

497 

2 

90 

209 

J 57 

478 

563 
266 

323 
528 

255 
320 

m 
470 

1 

166 

595 
176 



XII 



UST OF ESTATES 



Bean, Daniel, Kingston, 1718 

John, Exeter, 1719 

Samuel, Kingston, 1737 

Samuel, Exeter, 1737/8 . 
Beard, Joseph, Dover, 1723 
Bell, Shadrach, Newcastle, 1723 
Bennett, Henry, Portsmouth, 1739 
Bennick, Arthur, Dover or Exeter, 1722 
Bickford, Benjamin, Newington, 1724 

Susanna, Newington, 1731 
Blagdon, George, Star Island, 1721 
Blair, Abraham, Londonderry, 1733 

John, Londonderry, 1738 
Boule, Abraham, Portsmouth, 1723 
Bowen, William, Cambridge, Mass., 1735 
Boyd, James, Portsmouth, 1739 

Robert, Chester, 1725/6 . 
Boyes, James, Londonderry, 1723 . 
Brackett, John, 1726 
Brewster, John, Portsmouth, 1726 . 
Briard, EHsha, Portsmouth, 1718 . 

Samuel, Portsmouth, 1723 
Briscoe, Robert, Exeter, 1728/9 
Brown, Jacob, Rye, 1740 

John, Hampton, 1735 

Mary, Berwick, Me., 1731 

Stephen, Hampton, 1724 

William, Hampton, 1725 
Bunker, James, Dover, 1724 . 

John, Dover, 1737 . 
Burbank, Ebenezer, Concord, 1736/7 
Burleigh, James, Exeter, 1723/4 

John, Exeter, 1723/4 
Burn, Ralph, Portsmouth, 1727 



36 
82 
640 
691 
187 
172 

749 
149 

217 

425 

J 33 

47i 

737 
166 

55i 

765 
268 

188 

294 

274 

67 

189 

35o 
779 
556 

423 

248 

255 
219 

632 

623 

213 

209 

3H 



LIST OK ESTATES 



XIII 



Burnham, Jeremiah, Dover, 17 18 . 
Buzzell, John, Dover, 1737 . 

Calley, Richard, Stratham, 1737 . 
Canney, Samuel, Dover, 1735 
Cargill, David, Londonderry, 1733 
Carter, John, Gosport, 1726 . 
Caswell, William, Portsmouth, 1720 
Cate, Edward, Portsmouth, 1732 
Cater, Edward, Portsmouth, 1732 
Chapman, Samuel, Hampton, 1723 
Chase, John, Hampton, 1727 
Chesley, George, Dover, 1724 

John, 1719 .... 

Joseph, Durham, 1730 . 

Joseph, Dover, 1740 
Christy, Jesse, Londonderry, 1739 . 
Clark, Ann, Portsmouth, 1723 

Benjamin, Newcastle, 1730 

Jacob, Newcastle, 1722 . 

Josiah, Portsmouth, 1734 
Clark, Mary, Portsmouth, 1719/20 

Matthew, Londonderry, 1731 . 

Ward, Kingston, 1736/7 . 
Clifford, , Hampton, 1720 . 

Joseph, Kingston, 1723/4 

Zachariah, Chester, 1723 
Clough, Joseph, Kingston, 1732 
Coates, Robert, Newcastle, 1724 . 
Cochran, Robert, Londonderry, 1734 

William, Londonderry, 1738 . 
Coffin, Eliphalet, Exeter, 1734/5 . 
Colcord, Samuel, Jr., Kingston, 1718 
Coleman, Jabez, Kingston, 1724 . 
Collins, John, Portsmouth, 1739 . 



64 
670 

664 

5H 
478 

288 

123 

444 
440 

186 

3^4 

225 

89 

374 
789 

759 
175 
387 
156 
54i 

97 
416 

625 

128 

203 

i95 
449 
235 

698 

523 

36 

238 

771 



XIV 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Collins, William, Portsmouth, 1738/9 
Connor, Jeremiah, Exeter, 1737 
Coolbroth, George, Newington, 1738 
Cotton, Abigail, Stratham, 1722 
Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1724 
John, Portsmouth, 1723 . 
Theophilus, Hampton, 1719 
William, Portsmouth, 1733 
William, Jr., Portsmouth, 17 17/18 
Couch, James, Star Island, 1721 
Cram, Benjamin, Hampton, 1737 

John, Hampton Falls, 1734 
Crawford, Hugh, Chester, 1729 
Critchett, Martha, Durham, 1729/30 
Crockett, Joshua, 17 19 . 
Crommet, John, Dover, 1724 . 
Cross, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1722 
John, Portsmouth, 1724 . 
Joseph, Portsmouth, 1739 
Richard, Portsmouth, 1729 
Crucy, Barnaby, Newcastle, 1726/7 
Currier, Diamond, Isles of Shoales, 1731 
Cutt, John, Portsmouth, 1717/18 . 
Richard, Portsmouth, 1735 
Samuel, Boston, Mass., 173 1. 
Samuel, Portsmouth, 1738 
Dalton, Philemon, Hampton, 1720/1 

Philemon, Hampton, 1735 
Dam, Pomfret, Dover, 1728 . 

William, Dover, 1718 
Daniell, Joseph, Dover, 1737 
Davis, John, Portsmouth, 1723/4 . 
John, Portsmouth, 1733 . 
John, Portsmouth, 1737/8 
Moses, 1725 .... 



744 

675 

722 

155 

251 
166 

92 

480 

17 

i34 
676 

520 

363 
368 

89 

223 

159 
216 

755 
362 

303 
410 

17 

534 
410 

722 

130 

537 

334 
48 

673 

215 

494 
684 

257 



LIST OF ESTATES 



XV 



Davis, Timothy, Portsmouth, 1736 
Demedis, John, Portsmouth, 1733 . 
Dennett, Alexander, Portsmouth, 1729 
Dinsmoore, John, Londonderry, 1736 
Dolbear, Mary, Portsmouth, 1739 . 

Nicholas, Rye, 1736 
Dolloff, Thomas, Exeter, 1722 
Dow, Isaac, Rye, 1735 . 

John, Hampton, 1737/8 , 

Josiah, Hampton, 17 18 . 
Drew, John, Dover, 172 1/2 
Drisco, Cornelius, Newmarket, 1732 
Dudley, Biley, Exeter, 1722/3 

James, Exeter, 17 17/18 . 

Samuel, Exeter, 1718 

Stephen, Exeter, 1734/5 
Duncan, George, Londonderry, 1739 
Dunniford, Bridget, Greenland, 1735 
Dyer, Henry, Exeter, 17 19 . 

Joanna, Exeter, 1720 

Eastman, Samuel, Kingston, 1724 

Edgerly, Samuel, Dover, 1725 

Elkins, , 1734 

Moses, Kingston, 1737 

Elliott, Richard, Portsmouth, 17 18 
Richard, Portsmouth, 1729 
Robert, Newcastle, 1718 

Ellis, Lawrence, Newcastle, 1 730/1 

Emerson, John, Portsmouth, 1731 
Micah, Dover, 1734 
Samuel, Durham, 1739/40 

Evans, Ann, Dover, 1727 

Benjamin, Dover, 1735 . 



609 
487 
366 

594 

758 

57o 

154 

544 
686 

45 
141 

454 

158 

10 

43 

525 

755 

545 
90 

128 

249 
262 

5i6 

641 

65 

73 
407 

426 

5i8 

774 

3ii 

544 



XVI 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Fellows, John, Kingston, 1723 

Samuel, Hampton, 1728 

Samuel, Jr., Kingston, 1736 . 

William. Portsmouth, 1737 
Fernald, Amos, Portsmouth, 1739 
Field, John, Portsmouth, 1718 

Zachary, Dover, 1727 
Fifield, Benjamin, Hampton, 1726 

Jonathan, Hampton, 1738 
Finlayson, Wallace, Portsmouth, 1738 
Fletcher, Nicholas, Portsmouth, 1737 
Fogg, Seth, Exeter, 1738 
Follansbee, William, 1733 
Folsom, Abraham, Exeter, 1740 

John, Exeter, 1725 

Peter, Exeter, 171 7/1 8 . 

Peter, Jr., Exeter, 1718 . 
Ford, John, Jr., Greenland, 1735 
Fowler, William, Amesbury, Mass., 1735 
Fox, William, Star Island, 1720 
Frederick, Christopher, Newcastle, 1737/8 
Freeze, Jacob, Hampton, 1727 
French, John, Hampton, 171 7/18 
Frost, John, Newcastle, 1 730/1 

Nicholas, Newington, 1718 
Fuller, John, Hampton, 1719 
Furber, Richard, Newington, 1728 



Gardner, David, Portsmouth, 1723 
Garland, Jacob, Hampton, 1735 
Gerrish, Jane, 1719 
Giles, Mark, Dover, 1735 
Gilman, David, Exeter, 1735 

Jacob, Kingston, 1740 

James, Exeter, 1738 



187 

345 
572 
632 
767 

65 

3°7 
274 
728 
720 
648 
696 
487 
803 
258 

19 

48 

552 

549 
122 
690 

325 
28 

395 
47 
85 

33 6 

164 

559 
80 

55i 
532 
801 

702 



LIST OF ESTATES 



XVII 



Gilman, John, Exeter, 1738. 

Joshua, Exeter, 1718 
Glidden, John, Exeter, 1718 . 

Richard, Exeter, 1727 
Goddard, John, Dover, 1722 . 
Godfrey, Jonathan, Hampton, 1733/4 
Goodhue, Jonathan, Chester, 1731 
Goodwin, Daniel, Somersworth, 1739 
Gookin, Nathaniel, Hampton, 1734 
Goss, Richard, Newcastle, 1719/20 

Richard, Rye, 1734 
Gould, Edward, Star Island, 1724 . 
Gove, John, Hampton, 1737 . 
Gowdy, George, Newcastle, 1721 . 
Graham, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1734 
Graves, Samuel, Kingston, 1734 . 
Greeley, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1723 
Green, Abraham, Hampton, 1717/18 

Isaac, Hampton, 1728/9 . 



Greenough, Robert, Boston, Mass., 
Grindall, John, Portsmouth, 1739 



Haines, Joshua, Greenland, 1737 
Hall, John, 1732 . 

Josiah, Exeter, 1729/30 

Kinsley, Exeter, 1736 

Paul, Exeter, 1726 

Thomas, Dover, 1732 
Ham, John, Dover, 1727 
s John, Portsmouth, 1731 

Joseph, Dover, 1724 

Samuel, Portsmouth, 1731 
Hammett, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1734 
Hanson, John, Dover, 1727 

John, Dover, 1737 . 



*737 



709 
46 
46 

321 

J 53 
502 
411 

765 

5i9 
103 

234 
663 

138 
5i6 

5i9 

184 

3 

355 
640 

768 

631 

458 

37o 
580 

295 
449 

3*9 

408 

236 
419 

5i7 
3*3 
632 



XVIII 



LIST OE ESTATES 



Hanson, Thomas, Dover, 1728 
Harford, Nicholas, Dover, 1736/7 
Harvey, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1726/7 

Thomas, Portsmouth, 1736 

Peter, 1718/19 
Hatch, Samuel, Portsmouth, 1 717/18 
Hayes, Ichabod, Dover, 1735 
Head, Arthur, Newcastle, 1718 
Heard, Tristram, Dover, 1734 
Heath, Nehemiah, Hampton, 1717/18 
Hersey, Peter, Exeter, 1722 
Hill, John, Greenland, 1718 
Hillard, Benjamin, Hampton, 1723 
Hilton, Dudley, 1722 
Hobbs, Henry, Dover, 1724 

John, Hampton, 1718 

Morris, Dover, 1735 

Morris, Hampton, 1739 

Sarah, Hampton, 1718 
Holcomb, John, Newcastle, 17 18 
Howard, Pitman, Portsmouth, 1728 
Hubbard, John, Kingston, 1723 
Huckins, Robert, Durham, 1719/20 
Huckley, William, Hampton, 1734 
Hunter, James, Boston, Mass., 1732/3 
Hussey, Jane, Dover, 1733 



Jackson, James, Dover, 1725 

Samuel, Portsmouth, 1729 
Jacob, Robert, Portsmouth, 1734/5 
James, Edmund, Hampton, 1735 
Janvrin, John, Portsmouth, 1720 
Jaques, Henry, Portsmouth, 172 1/2 
Jenkins, Joseph, Dover, 1731 
Jenness, John, Rye, 1740 



34 1 
629 

302 

577 
80 

7 

532 

36 

506 

8 

1 53 
67 

182 

149 

247 

69 

548 

752 

7i 

44 

349 

J 74 

95 

5H 

465 
486 

257 
365 

527 

555 

J 25 

H5 
411 

805 



LIST OF KSTATES 



XIX 



Jenness, Thomas, Hampton, 1731 . 

Joce, Richard, 1 734 

Johnson, Alexander, Londonderry, 1733 

Edmund, Hampton, 1737 

James, Hampton, 1720 
Jones, Abraham, Portsmouth, 1728 

John, Stratham, 1724/5 . 
Joslyn, Nathaniel, Scituate, Mass., 1728 
Judkins, Job, Exeter, 1737/8 . 

Kenniston, George, Portsmouth, 17 18 
Joseph, Stratham, 1724 . 

Keyes, Henry, Portsmouth, 1740 

Keyser, Timothy, Chester, 1726/7 . 

Kincaid, David, Dover, 1719 . 

Kirk, Henry, Portsmouth, 1728 

Knight, Bridget, Portsmouth, 1740 
John, Newington, 1720 . 
William, 1732/3 

Knowles, John, Hampton, 1733 

Laidley, Joshua, Portsmouth, 1732 
Lancaster, Mercy, Hampton, 1733/4 
Landell, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1723/4 
Lane, Edmund, Dover, 1739 
Langdon, Tobias, Portsmouth, 1724 

Samuel, Portsmouth, 1725 
Langley, James, Dover, 1 730/1 

Mary, Durham, 1736 
Langmaid, Henry, Newcastle, 1737 
Lawrence, David, Exeter or Stratham, 1 
Leavitt, Benjamin, Stratham, 1733 

Daniel, Stratham, 1737 . . 

James, Portsmouth, 1718 

John, Hampton, 1719 



724 



423 

5H 

499 
647 

346 
254 

333 

688 

75 
218 

791 

305 

84 

339 
790 

x 25 

463 
498 

458 
5 QI 

215 

763 
221 
263 
400 

579 

645 
224 

483 

635 

33 
8 9 



XX 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Leavitt, John, Hampton, 1726 
Moses, Exeter, 1730 
Samuel, Stratham, 1740 
Sarah, Portsmouth, 1733 
Thomas, Hampton, 1736 
Levally, John, Exeter, 1739 . 
Iyibby, Anthony, Hampton, 1717/18 

Joshua, Portsmouth, 1736 
Light, John, Exeter, 17 18 
Lock, Jethro, Rye, 1737 
Long, Mary, Newcastle, 1735 
Longfellow, Nathan, Hampton, 1730 
Lord, Nathaniel, Gosport, 1725/6 
Lovell, Splan, Portsmouth, 1719 
Loverill, Ebenezer, Hampton, 1723 
Lowe, Joseph, Stratham, 1738 
Lucas, Daniel, Nottingham, 1733 
Lyford, Francis, Exeter, 1723 
Thomas, Exeter, 1726 

Magoon, Alexander, Exeter, 1731 

John, Kingston, 1731 
Mannering, Thomas, Newcastle, 1733 
March, Israel, Portsmouth, 1728 
Marshall, George, Portsmouth, 171 

Thomas, Newcastle, 1718/19 
Marston, Mary, Hampton, 173 1/2 

Simon, Hampton, 1735 . 
Martin, Michael, Portsmouth, 1721 
Marty n, Mary, Portsmouth, 1717/I8 
Mason, Francis, Kingston, 17 18 

John, Stratham, 1718 
Mattoon, Jane, Exeter, 1738 . 
McGregore, James, Londonderry, 1729 
McMurphy, , Londonderry, 1734 



295 

389 
800 

496 

618 

764 

1 5 
576 

37 
644 

55o 

383 
269 

81 

180 

739 
476 

190 

297 

421 

413 
492 

34o 
40 

79 

434 

534 

135 
6 

45 

5° 

695 

359 

5i4 



LIST OF ESTATES 



-A. Al 



Meader, John, Durham, 1736 

Melcher, Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1722/3 

Mighill, Samuel, Newmarket, 1736 

Mitchell, — , 1735/6 

Monroe, Peter, Durham, 1738 
Montgomery, George, Dover, 1729 . 
Moody, Clement, Exeter 1729 

John, Exeter, 1730 . 

Jonathan, Exeter, 1729/30 
Moore, William, Londonderry, 1739 
Morrill, Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1738 
Morrison, John, Londonderry, 1735/6 
Morse, Obadiah, Portsmouth, 1723/4 
Moulton, Benjamin, Hampton, 1728/9 

Daniel, Hampton, 1718 . 

David, Hampton, 1732/3 

Hannah, Hampton, 1738 

John, Portsmouth, 1725 . 

Jonathan, Rye, 1735 

Robert, Hampton, 1727 . 
Much more, John, Star Island, 1717/18 

Richard, 1724 
Muckleberry, Enoch, Newcastle, 1730 
Murray, Andrew, Dover, 1739/40 . 
Mussey, John, Kingston, 1723/4 

Naylor, George, Exeter, 1723 
Nealley, Andrew, Nottingham, 1733 
Nelson, John, 1 720/1 

William, Portsmouth, 1732 
Nichols, James, Londonderry, 1725/6 
Noble, Lazarus, Portsmouth, 1727 
Nock, James, Dover, 1724 
Norris, Jonathan, Stratham, 171 7/18 
Norton, Bonus, Hampton, 17 18 



605 
163 

575 

565 
701 

359 

3 6 2 

382 

373 
769 

700 

56i 
214 

353 

52 

467 

723 
258 

538 
308 

9 
225 

388 

773 
210 

171 
488 
130 

442 
271 
310 
248 

30 
5« 



XXII 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Nutter, Anthony, Newington, 1720 
Hatevil, 1724/5 . 
Henry, Newington, 1739 

Odiorne, Jotham, Portsmouth, 1736/7 
Odlin, Abigail, Exeter, 1735 . 

Packer, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1723 
Palmer, James, Stratham, 1739 

William, Portsmouth, 1740 
Parker, William, Portsmouth, 1731 
Parsons, Thomas, Newcastle, 1726 
Partridge, John, Portsmouth, 1722 

Nehemiah, Portsmouth, 1726/7 

William, Portsmouth, 1718 
Paul, Moses, Boston, Mass., 1731 . 
Pearson, Ebenezer, Bradford, Mass., 1734/5 

Jethro, Exeter, 1738 
Pierce, Daniel, Newbury, Mass., 1737 
Penhallow, Abigail, Portsmouth, 1739 

John, Portsmouth, 1735 . 

Joshua, Portsmouth, 1739 

Richard, 1737/8 

Samuel, Portsmouth, 1726 
Perkins, Isaac, 1726/7 . 

James, Hampton, 1722/3 

Thomas, Star Island, 1735 
Peverly, John, Portsmouth, 1730 
Philbrick, Jeremiah, Kingston, 172 

John, Greenland, 1737 

Walter, Greenland, 1730 
Phillips, Edward, Portsmouth, 1728/9 

r Mary, Portsmouth, 1728 . 
Phipps, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1737 
Pickering, John, Portsmouth, 1720 



105 

254 
771 

624 

197 
761 

784 

393 

288 

152 

303 

72 

422 

524 

743 
661 

773 

548 
769 
677 
283 
306 
161 

54i 

381 
141 

646 

376 

352 

336 

651 
114 



LIST OF ESTATES 



XXIII 



Pickering, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1719 
Pike, Robert, Portsmouth, 1731 

Robert, Portsmouth, 1737 

William, Exeter, 1726 
Pinder, John, Durham, 1724 . 
Plaisted, Samuel, 1732 . 
Plummer, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1740 
Powell, Thomas, Stratham, 1722 
Prust, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1740 . 
Pulkinhorn, John, Portsmouth, 1737 
Purington, Elisha, Hampton, 1736 
Purmort, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1721 

Ramsey, Hugh, Londonderry, 1736 
Rand, Samuel, Rye, 1 730/1 

Samuel, Rye, 1740 

Thomas, Rye, 173 1/2 
Randall, James, Newcastle, 17 19 

James, Newcastle, 1731 . 
Reed, Thomas, 1725 
Richards, George, Topsham, Eng., 1735 
Rindge, John, Portsmouth, 1740 
Roberts, Hatevil, Dover, 1724 
Robinson, Timothy, Dover, 1736/7 
Roby, Thomas, Hampton, 1719/20 
Rogers, Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1724 
Rollins, Aaron, 1723 

Benjamin, Exeter, 1736 . 

Moses, Stratham, 17 18 
Rowe, Richard, Portsmouth, 1724 

William, Portsmouth, 1724 
Rowell, John, Chester, 1737/8 

Moses, Kingston, 1733 
Rundlett, Charles, Jr., Exeter, 1722/3 

James, Stratham, 1723/4 





87 




426 




662 




294 




227 




441 




785 




149 




785 




646 




570 




141 




612 




407 




800 




435 




83 




414 




255 




553 




811 




241 




618 




99 




233 




. 178 




610 




56 




231 




231 




. 683 




476 




160 




213 



XXIV 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Sachel, John, Stratham, 1725/6 

Salter, , 1728 

Sanborn, Benjamin, Hampton, 1740 

Edward, Hampton, 1727/8 

John, Kingston, 1723/4 . 

John, Hampton, 1727 

Josiah, Hampton, 1728 . 

Nathaniel, Hampton, 1721 

Peter, Hampton, 1724 

William, Hampton, 17 18/19 
Sargent, John, Portsmouth, 1737 
Savage, Henry, Portsmouth, 1724 . 
Scammon, Richard, Dover, 1723 
Scribner, John, Exeter, 1735/6 

Thomas, Kingston, 1718 

Samuel, Exeter, 1 730/1 . 
Seavey, William, Rye, 1728/ 9 
Seward, Henry, Portsmouth, 1734 . 
Shackford, John, Portsmouth, 1738 

Samuel, Portsmouth, 1 730/1 
Shaw, Benjamin, Hampton, 1740 . 

Samuel, Hampton, 1723 
Sherburne, Henry, Portsmouth, 1738 

John, Portsmouth, 1723 . 

Thomas, Portsmouth, 1725 
Sherlock, Francis, 172 1/2 
Simes, John, Portsmouth, 1725 

Simonds, , 1721 . 

Simpson, Susanna, Portsmouth, 1737/8 

Thomas, Portsmouth, 1733/4 . 
Sinclair, James, Exeter, 1731 . 

John, Exeter, 1730 . 
Slayton, William, Portsmouth, 1740 
Sleeper, John, Kingston, 1720 

Thomas, Kingston, 1723 



265 

33 6 
809 

327 

211 

3 l6 

33o 

138 
226 

79 
661 

233 
J 93 
565 
3i 
395 
356 
5 11 
724 
404 
780 
179 

7M 
191 

261 

146 

529 

135 

678 

500 

4i7 
388 

811 

121 

202 



LIST OF ESTATES 



XXV 



Sloper, Samuel, Portsmouth, 1738 
Smart, Robert, Exeter, 17 18 . 

William, Exeter, 1723/4 . 
Smith, Israel, Stratham, 1723 

Ithiel, Hampton, 17 17/18 

John, Durham, 1729 

John, Durham, 1739 

John, Durham, 1739/40 . 

Joseph, Durham, 1727 

Samuel, Hampton, 1738 

Theophilus, Exeter, 1736/7 
Snell, John, Portsmouth, 1718 
Spinney, James, Portsmouth, 1720 
Spoore, Prudence, Portsmouth, 1729 
Stackpole, James, Somersworth, 1736 
Stacy, Philemon, Newcastle, 1730 . 
Stanyan, John, Hampton, 1 717/18 
Starbird, Thomas, Dover, 1722 
Steele, John, Boston, Mass., 1728/9 
Stevens, Edward, Exeter, 17 18 

James, Durham, 1737 

Joshua, Stratham, 1738 . 

Samuel, Exeter, 1735 

Thomas, Portsmouth, 17 19 
Stevenson, Bartholomew, Dover, 17 18 
Stiles, William, Dover, 1740 . 
Stoneman, John, Portsmouth, 1738/9 
Sumner, Isaac, Portsmouth, 1737 . 
Swain, Roger, Portsmouth, 1734 . 
Swett, Joseph, Hampton, 1720 

Moses, Hampton, 1729 . 
Symmes, Thomas, Bradford, Mass., 1727/8 



721 

56 
202 
171 

26 

358 

758 

775 
312 

737 
628 

73 
112 

3 6 4 

577 

377 
10 

1 5° 

350 
76 

645 

705 

546 

9i 

34 
791 

744 
677 

5i6 
124 
360 

325 



Taylor, Edward, 1720 . 
Edward, Exeter, 1727 



J 05 
3i8 



XXVI 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Taylor, Jonathan, Hampton, 1724 

William, Exeter, 1735/6 . 
Thackham, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1726 
Thing, Bartholomew, Exeter, 1738 

Jonathan, Exeter, 1720 . 
Thorn, Jesse, 1733 . 
Thomas, James, Dover, 1719 . 
Thompson, John, Portsmouth, 1732 

John, Durham, 1733 

Thomas, Londonderry, 1739 
Thurston, Stephen, Stratham, 1728 
Tibbetts, Henry, Dover, 1727 

Henry, Dover, 1736 

Samuel, Dover, 1725 

Samuel, Dover, 1738 
Tilton, Daniel, Stratham, 1722 

Samuel, Hampton, 1725/6 
Tobey, Richard, Portsmouth, 1739 
Toogood, Edward, Portsmouth. 1737 
Toppan, Edmund, Hampton, 1740 
Trickey, Thomas, Newington, 1738 
Tripe, Lucy, Portsmouth, 1738 
True, Obadiah, Newcastle, 1735/6 
Tucker, Catharine, 17 18 
Turner, James, Portsmouth, 1737 • 
Tuttle, John, Dover, 1725/6 . 
Twombly, John, Dover, 1724 

Underhill, Sampson, Chester, 1732 
Underwood, John, Newcastle, 1727 
Urin, John, Greenland, 1734 . 
Usher, Elizabeth, Charlestown, Mass., 1732 

Varney, Peter, Dover, 1732/3 
Vaughan, George, Portsmouth, 1724 
William, Portsmouth, 1736 



227 
567 

273 
708 

106 

468 

82 

459 
468 

748 

337 
3H 
574 
262 

735 

i57 
263 

764 

6 39 

7*3 

73 1 
719 

566 

43 
663 
269 
229 

439 
310 

5°4 
438 

464 
242 

598 



UST OF ESTATES 



XXVII 



Wadleigh, Henry, Exeter, 1732/3 . 

Robert, Stratham, 1733 . 
Walden, Nicholas, Portsmouth, 1720 

Thomas, 1724/5 
Waldron, John, Dover, 1740 . 
Walford, Jeremiah, Newcastle, 1732/3 
Walker, George, Portsmouth, 1740 
Wallace, James, Londonderry, 1737 
Wallingford, Ebenezer, Dover, 1721 
Wallis, George, Newcastle, 1724/5 
Walton, Shadrach, Newcastle, 1737 
Ward, Sarah, Portsmouth, 1732 

Thomas, Hampton, 1738 
Warren, Walter, Portsmouth, 1736 
Waterhouse, Richard, Portsmouth, 1717/ 

Richard, Portsmouth, 1731 
Watkins, John, Newcastle, 1723 
Weare, Daniel, Hampton, 1733 
Webber, Lydia, Portsmouth, 1720 

Richard, Portsmouth, 1719/20 
Webster, Ebenezer, Kingston, 1735/6 

Isaac, Kingston, 17 18 

John, Rye, 1734 
Weeks, Joseph, Greenland, 1735 

Joshua, Jr., Greenland, 1736/7 

Leonard, Portsmouth, 171 7/18 
Wells, Edward, Portsmouth, 1737/8 
Wentworth, Benjamin, Dover, 1726 

Benjamin, Dover, 1728 

Ephraim, Somersworth, 1738/9 

Ezekiel, 1720 

John, Dover, 1 718/19 

John, Portsmouth, 1730 . 

Thomas, Dover, 17 19 
Weymouth, Benjamin, Dover, 1724/5 









463 








484 








I04 








253 








787 








462 








793 








669 








136 








251 








672 








440 








74i 








604 


/i 8 '. 


» 


» 


27 
414 

i73 
472 
123 
102 

■' 559 
63 

5 J 5 
552 
620 
26 
679 
273 

340 

745 
104 

78 

378 
81 

254 



XXVIII 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Whidden, Michael, Portsmouth, 1738 
Samuel, Portsmouth, 1732 

White, Joseph, Antigua, 1718 
Philip, Portsmouth, 17 19 
Richard, Stratham, 1718 

Whittock, John, Portsmouth, 173 1/2 

Wibird, Elizabeth, Portsmouth, 1739 
John, Portsmouth, 1 730/1 
John, Portsmouth, 1732 . 
Richard, Portsmouth, 1732 

Wiggin, Catherine, Stratham, 1724 
Catherine, Stratham, 1738 
Chase, Stratham, 1733 
Jonathan, Stratham, 1737/8 
Simon, Stratham, 1719/20 
Thomas, Stratham, 1726/7 

Wilcomb, Richard, Star Island, 17 19 

Wilson, John, Newcastle, 1738/9 

Williams, John, Durham, 1735 

William, Portsmouth, 172 1/2 . 

Winkley, Nicholas, Portsmouth, 1739 
Samuel, Portsmouth, 1726 
Samuel, Portsmouth, 1737 

Wormwood, Jacob, Durham, 1735/6 

Yeaton, Richard, Isles of Shoals, 1732 



728 

442 

34 
80 

64 

437 

75o 
400 

437 

459 
236 

697 

488 

6 93 
101 

298 

87 

745 

539 
146 

759 

288 

6 35 
563 

443 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



BENJAMIN BATCHELDER 1717/18 HAMPTON 

I Benjamin Bachelder of Hampton in y e Province of Newhamp- 
shire in New England being weake of Body * * * 

2 ly — Itim I give to my Eldist Son Joseph all my right titell & 
intrest in Hampton reall & personall howses Lands marsh medow 
Comonage & all moveabel things what soever Paying to his three 
sisters Ester : merribah & susannah ten pounds to Each of them 
if it pleas god thay Live to twenty years of age or to Each of them 
y* shall Live to that age or in one year after they shall marry 

Itim 3 ly I give to my second son Josiah my thre Score Acers of 
Land in y e East devison in Kings Town — & allso halfe my Lot 
where my saw mill stands — & y e improvement of my mill & benifit 
therof to Joseph & Josiah till thair bretheren com to age & as thay 
com to age to have privileg & right alike 

Itim 4 ly I give to my son Page my howse Lot in Kings Town 

Itim 5 ly I give to my son Benjmin my Lot of Land in y e second 
Devision in Kingstown 

Itim 6 ly I give to my other two sons frances & Theophilous all 
my right of comonage in Kings Town & all Lands y t hereaftar 
shall be Laid out ther unto — & if my wife shall Live to bring forth 
y fc Child or Children which She is now big withall & it or thay Live 
then to be brought up by y e whole Estate at y e discresion of my 
Executors — & if it shall live to twenty one vers of age then to be 
paid five pounds by Joseph & Josiah equaly alike 

Itim 7 ly I give to my Beloved wife y e thirds of all & Every Part 
of my afore s d Esteat or what so Ever shall appear to be mine Duer- 
ing her widowwod & if provedence shold order it y* she shold marry 
then to my children as above s d — & Lastly 



2 NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

I make my Beloved wife & my Eldest son Joseph my Executors 
of this my last will & testement 

in witness to all above writen I have hear unto set my hand 
and seal this tenth day of January 171 7/18 & in y e fourth year of 
our soveran King George His Raign over great Britain france & 
Irland defender of y e faith 

witness the marke X & Seal of 

Peter Weare Benjmin Bachelder 

Benjamin Lamprey 

Benjamin Sanbon 

[Proved Sept. 3, 1718.] 

[Inventory, June 30, 1718 ; amount, ^488.9.6 ; signed by Peter 
Weare and Benjamin Lamprey.] 



THOMAS ASH 1717/18 DOVER 

the forteenth day of Jenuaray one thousan seven hundred and 
seventeene 18 Thomas Ash senuer of dover in y e province of New 
hampshire in New England yeoman being Sec and weack of 
bodey but in perfect sence and memerry and heare doe declare his 
last will and testement 

I give and bequeaf unto Mary my well beloved wife the youse and 
hole benifet of my home steed and by her to be posesed an Tnjoyed 
dewering her widowed or long as shee keeps her selfe in my name 

I will that all those debts and deutis as I doe owe in righte or 
Conscinence to aney maner of person or persons what sover shall be 
well and truly Conted an paid or ordained to be paid in Conveien- 
ent time after my decease by my Executors heare after named 

I give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter hannah 
peirce the sum of five shilings with what she have had allreadey 

I give and bequeath unto y e reast of my daughters and my sun 
Thomas ash all my moveabals to be Equially devided betwen them 
after her widowoed 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3 

I give and beqeath unto my well beloved sun thomas ash whome 
I likewise Constitute make and ordain my only and sole Executor 
of this my last will and testament all and singuler my lands mes- 
suage and tenements by him freely to be possed and Injoyd and I 
doe heare by utterly disallow revoke an disanul all an Every other 
former testaments wills and lagacies requests and Executors by mee 
in aney before this time named wiled and bequeathed ratifying and 
Conferming this and no other to be my last will and testament in 
witness where of I have heare unto set my hand and seal this for- 
teen day of Jenuaray one thousan seven hundred and seventeen 

Signed Sealed published prou- mark 

nounced and declared by y e S d Thomas ash his X 

thomas ass as his last will an 
testament in y e presance of us y e 
subscribers. 
John Bampton 

Sam 11 Tebets 

John Bickford his X mark 

[Proved June 3, 1718.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Thomas Ash, who died April 10, 
1718; amount, ^127.12.0; signed by Thomas Tibbetts and John 
Bickford ; attested by Mary Ash June 3, 1718.] 



ABRAHAM GREEN 1717/18 HAMPTON 

In y e Name of God amen 

The third day of febreuary 17 17 or 18 — I Abraham Green of 
Hamton in y e Province of New Hamshier in new England yeoman 
being very weak in body * * * 

imprimiss I give & bequeath unto my Daughter abigail John- 
son fourty pounds in money to be paid w th in a twelve month after 
my decease by my Executors — \ 



4 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

2 ly I give & bequeath unto my sone John Green a lot of land 
lying by the grass swamp so called & also a lot of land lying by the 
Hogpen meadow so caled & also my piece of Marsh commonly 
called y e cod & also my piece of salt marsh lying below Caleb 
Perkins Nook so caled & also my part of y e Marsh w ch my Brother 
Isaac Green & I used to cut together 

3 ] y I Give & bequeath unto my sone Henry Green six acres of 
land joyning as conveniently to my dwelling house as may be to get 
ther w th the House & other buildings & orchard w ch stands upon 
y e s d land & also my new lot so called joyning to y e falls river & 
also a percel of Marsh w ch I let out to Ebenezar Gove to mow in y e 
year 17 17 (only I reserve convenient room in my s d dwelling house 
for my Daughter Marsa Lankester to live in during her widowhood 
& also I reserve a quarter of an acre of y e afores d Marsh for my 
sones John & Benjamin to spread thatch where they use to improve 
for y 1 use) to him & his heirs for ever & in case my s d sone Henry 
should die without any heir lawfully begotten of his body then my 
will is y* y e before named bequests shall return equally among my 
surviving Chilldren 

4 th ly I give & bequeath unto my son Benjamin Green two thirds 
of my pasture lands joyning to my Homestead & also that parcel 
of salt Marsh w ch joyns on y e south side of my Brother Jacob 
Greens Marsh & also what there is more then two acres of y* land 
w th in fence w ch I formerly gave to my sone Nathan I give to my s d 
sone Benjamin on y e north side y e orchard 

5 th ly 1 give & bequeath unto My Daughter Marsa Lankester all 
y 1 land & Marsh w ch I formerly gave to my sone Nathan Green 
(in case he should never return more) and also one cow 

6 th ly I give & bequeath unto My grandson Abraham Green a 
piece of land w ch is fenced in ajoyning to his fathers land farther- 
more I give & bequeath unto my son John a pice of Marsh bounded 
on y e East & north w th Meadow of Ebenezar Gove on y e west on 
meadow of John Gove & southerly on meadow belonging between 
my Brother Isaacs & mine 

More over I give & bequeath unto my sone Henry Green my part 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 5 

of a lot of upland lying in halls farm w ch belonged to my Brother 
Isaac & I : but in case he die without an heir lawfully begotten it 
shall then return to my surviving Chilldred 

farthermore I give & bequeath unto my two sones John & 
benjamin Green whom I likewise constitute ordain & appoint to 
be my Executors to this my last will & testament my land in y e 
burnt swamp so caled & also whatsoever lands & marsh may or 
ought to fall to me by my fathers will as also y 1 marsh which buts 
on y e Islands in halls farm & all my wearing apparel all this to be 
equally devided between them & also my shear in y e common to be 
equally devided between them also I give unto my son Benjamin 
a lot of land runing over y e littel hill so caled it being y e 29 th lot 
in number of y e last west division 

allso my will is y t my executors do pay five pound towards y e 
finishing of y e meeting house w ch I belong to in case it be finished 
in two years from y e date of these presents & I do utterly dissalow 
revoke & disanull all other & former will legacys & bequests And 
executors by me in any wise before named willed & bequeathed 
ratifieing & confirming this & no other to be my last will & testa- 
ment in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 
day & year above written his 

signed sealed published pro- Abraham X Green 

nunced & declared by the s d mark 

Abraham Green as his last will 
& testament in presents of us y e 
subscribers 

Jacob Bradbury 

Benj a ffifield 

Jonathan fifield 

[Proved March 5, 1717/18.] 

[Inventory, March 11, 1717/18 ; amount, ^617.1.0; signed by 
Moses Swett.] 



6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

MARY MARTYN 1 717/18 PORTSMOUTH 

I Mary Martyn of Portsmouth within the Province of New 
Hampshire in New England Widow 

Item I give and bequeath all my Waring apparell of Silks 
Woling and Lening of Every kind, unto my Grandaughters Marey 
Went worth Daughter of my Son John: And Ann Shirburn 
Daughter to my Daughter Darritey, to be Equley Devided be- 
twext them — 

Itam I Give and bequeath unto my Grandaughter Sarah Went- 
worth Daughter to my Sonn John Wentworth A Small Strep or 
feeld of land Lying betwext the land of Walter Warrin & the land 
of Cap" Artchbel Makphedres 

Itam — : I Give Devise and bequeath my Moiety or half part 
of y e Messuage or Tenement & Land thereto belonging left me by 
my Husbond Wentworth, unto the Lawfull Heairs of my son in 
law Sam 11 Rimes Deceast 

Itam I Give to my aboves d Grandaughter Ann Shirburn a lot of 
land ajoyning to y e hous and Land of hir father Henrey Shirburn 
which I PurtchivSed of my Son Ebeuezer Wentworth — 

Itam : I Give what Plate I may leave unto the Children of my 
Sons John and Ebenezer Wentworth 

Itam : I Give and bequeath all the Residew & Remainder of 
my Goods Chattels Moveabells Money and Estate what So Ever and 
whare so Ever boath Reall and personal unto my Sones : Sam 11 Jn° 
and Ebenezer : that is to Saye : one halfe part thereof unto my Son 
Sam 11 for his Seport and Not to pay any of his Depts, he having 
meet with very Great Losses, I think Just so to doe and what he 
has not nead of During his & Wifes Naturall life, I Will that his 
son shall have the same & the Other half part to be Equly De- 
vided betwext my other two Sons : Jn° & Ebenezer : I having all 
redey Don for my Son Rymes his Children : verey Considerabell & 
more then their Perpotion, And my Son Shirburn : fiften years 
Rent in the Hous he Now Dwells in : begening with y e year 1698 : 
and I Charge him Rent but from y e year 1713 — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 7 

Item : I Do hearby Nominate Constitute and Appoint my Rov- 
ing Sons Sam 11 John & Ebenezer Wentworth the Executors of this 
my Will to take Care of y e Due Execution thereof and my Desire 
is that the Six Next Neighboring Ministers Would do me that 
Respect as to asist in baring my body to the Grave And I Will that 
Each of them have a Scarffe & a Ring given them at my funerall : 
In Testimony And for Confirmation of this my last Will & Testa- 
ment, hearby Revokeing & Making Voide all former & others I 
the Said Mary Marty n have hearunto Set my hand and Seal the 
third day of febeuary : 17 17/8 & in y e ffourth year of the Reaine 
of Our Soverargn L,ord George of Great Brretton & c King & ca 

Signed Sealed & Published by Mary Martyn 

m rs Mary Martien to be hir last 
Will & Testament in pressents of 
us, Who Subscribed our Names as 
Witnesses in the S d Testators 
presence. 

M Hunking 
the mark of 

Mary X Fabins 

James Jeffry 

[Proved Jan. 11, 1730/1.] 



SAMUEL HATCH 1717/18. PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Hatch of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Elizabeth Hatch, Feb. 5, 1 717/18.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Samuel Hatch, mariner, March 5, 
1717/18; amonnt, ,£334.7.0; signed by John Knight and James 
Jeffry; mentions the existence of children.] 

[Order of court, May 10, 17 18, authorizing the administratrix 
of the estate of Capt. Samuel Hatch to sell real estate.] 



8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

NEHEMIAH HEATH 1717/18 HAMPTON 

[Inventory of the estate of Nehemiah Heath of Hampton, Feb. 
11, 1717/18; amount, ^327.13.10; signed by Joseph Swett and 
Thomas Crosby ; attested by John Gove, a Quaker, March 5, 

1717/18.] 

[Bond, in blank, in the sum of ^600, Feb. 12, 17 17/18, signed 
by John Gove, Joseph Swett, and Samuel Shaw.] 

[Administration on the estate granted to John Gove of Hamp- 
ton, March 5, 1717/18.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 147.] 

John Gove allow'd Guardian to Patience EHz a & Mercy Heath. 

[Probate Minutes, Dec. 5, 1722.] 

[Elizabeth Heath, aged 16, daughter of Nehemiah Heath, 
chooses Daniel Weare of Hampton as her guardian Oct. 1, 1725, 
and Mercy Heath, another daughter, aged about 14, chooses 
Jonathan Fifield of Hampton.] 

[Bond of Daniel Weare, with Nathaniel Weare and Jonathan 
Fifield as sureties, Oct. 6, 1725, for the guardianship of Elizabeth 
Heath; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Mary Gambling.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Fifield, with Nathaniel Weare and Daniel 
Weare as sureties, Oct. 6, 1725, for the guardianship of Mercy 
Heath ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Mary Gambling.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of estate, ^327.13.10; expenditures, ^128.14.9 ; allowed 
Dec. 10, 1725 ; mentions widow. John Gove was the father-in- 
law of Nehemiah Heath.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 9 

JOHN MUCHMORE 1717/18 STAR ISLAND 



In the name of God, Amen. The Eleventh day of February, In 
the year of our Lord 17 17/18, I John Muchemore of Star Island 
in the Province of New-Hampshire, in New-England Fisherman 
being verry Sick and weak in body * *..,.* 

Item. I give and bequeath to Anne my dearly beloved wife one 
third part of my Estate personall and reall and a room in my house 
to live in to gether with the use and improvement of my housbold 
goods as long as she continues my widow — 

Item I constitute and appoint my well beloved Son John 
Muchemore to be my only and sole Executer of this my last will 
and testement. 

Item : I order that all my Estate singularly my lands houses, 
Messuages or tenements : as dwelling houses stage flak rooms, 
a house and land at Great Hand: after my debts are paid, to be 
equally divided among my children, John Muchemore Richard 
Muchemore, Joseph Muchemore William Muchemore Abigail 
Preist. Rachel Down Sarah Muchemore, and I doe hereby utterly 
disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testa- 
ments wills, by me in any waves made before this time named, 
willing ratifieing and confirmeing this and no other to be my last 
will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my 
hand and Seal, the day and year above written 

Signed, sealed, and declared by his 

the Said Joh Muchemore as last John X Muchemore 

will and Testament in the pres- mark 

ence of us the Subscribers. 

Edward Golld 

Joshua Moodey 
her 

Ruth X Carter 
mark 

[Proved June 3, 17 18.] 



IO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory of the estate of John Muchmore, who died in Feb- 
ruary, 1717/18; amount, ^258.15.0 ; signed by George Blagdon 
and Nathaniel Lord.] 



JAMES DUDLEY 1717/18 EXETER 

In the name of God Amen. I James Dudley of Exeter in the 

Province of New-hampshire in New England, being weak of body 

* * * 

Item I give to my well beloved wife Elizabath Dudley the whole 
of my estate both personal and real to be for her own use, and 
benefit and at her own dispose. 

Finally my will is and I do hereby appoint my aforesaid wife 
Elizabeth Dudley my Sole Executrix to this my last will and 
Testament, hereby revoking Disanulling and making void all 
former wills and Testaments by me heretofore made. In witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal This twelveth Day 
of February in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred 
and Seventeen or eighteen and in the fourth year of his Majesties 
Reign. 

Signed, Sealed & owned in pres- James Dudly 

ence of us 

John Odlin 

Nich: Perryman 

Niches Smith 

[Proved Dec. 7, 1720.] 



JOHN STANYAN 1717/18 HAMPTON 

In The Name off God, Amen. 

I John Stanyon off Hampton in his Majesty's Province of 
New Hamshire In New England, being antient & weak In body, 

■5^ *$■ % 

2 dly || I give and bequeath unto my Beloved wife Mary the one 
half my Dwelling house, (viz) the New End together with the East 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS II 

End of the old house with the one half of all my buildings ; one 
half of my orchard & Garden with the one half of my home Lot 
(viz) that Half which Is hereafter mentioned to be given to my 
Son Jacob ; with the one half of my Pasture ground ; and the one 
half of my meddows & Marsh Ground, which Lyes on the North 
Side ; that Is hereafter mentioned to be given unto my S d Son 
Jacob, Lying both on the North & South Sides off the falls River, 
with two oxen, three Cows, two Swine, and Six sheep ; with all my 
household goods ; Excepting one bed and furniture, which I give 
unto my Grand Daughter Anne Stanyon the Daughter of my son 
James to whom also I give one cow provided she Lives with her 
Grandmother till her Grandmothers Discease; then the S d Anne to 
have both furniture & cow Deliverd to her by my Executr that 
Shall then Survive And all Above written as to my wife, she is to 
possess and Improve During her widdowhood & no Longer ; and 
then to be disposed off as is In my will hereafter mentioned. 

3 ly || I give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary and unto her 
heirs for Ever Thirty Acres off Land be the Same more or Less 
Lying within the Bounds off Exiter wher my Son In Law Theoph- 
ilus Smith now dwells Together with a Legacy of twenty five pounds 
besided what she hath already Receivd to be p d to her In convenient 
time after my Discease as Is more fully hereafter Expressed ; and 
a Quarter part of my Land att the New Plantation so called ; for 
her and her heirs for Ever to Enjoy and Possess. 

4 ly || I give and Bequeath unto my Son James Stanyon the one 
half off my house Lott being the westerly End; The bounds to 
begin att the North Side & So to Run across the S d Lott att the 
cross fence, with all my Land In the North Division So called ; also 
four acres of Marsh ; Joyningto the Marsh off Capt. Jacob Green, 
with an Island off upland of about one Acre Lying In the S d Marsh; 
and Six Acres off Marsh Lying next the Marsh formerly capt 
Christopher Huzzeys Deces d ; And Likewise five Acres of Marsh 1 
Bought of Wymond Bradbury, accounted formerly to Lye In Salis- 
bury bounds ; As also three Acres of Marsh Lying In halls farme ; 
be the severall peices more or Less ; and one Share In the cow 



12 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

common which I have given him a deed of Gift for ; And two Shares 
In the Little River Marsh ; And one third part of my Tooles and 
utenselsfor husbandry and carpentry; all which Land & Marsh I 
give unto my Son James before named During his Natural Life and 
During the Natural Life of Anne his wife ; and after ther Discease 
my will is that my s d son James s° order the Disposal off It, that 
It go not out of the family and Name off the Stanyons. 

tjiy || I give and Bequeath unto my Daughtr. Mehitable besides 
what she hath already had a legacy off twenty five pounds ; as also 
one Quarter part of my Land att the New plantation So called ; 
for her and her heirs to Enjoy the Same for Ever. And also my 
Silver Tankard I give to my Daughter Mehitable after My wives 
discease ; She paying to my Daughter Elizabeth the Sum off five 
pounds money. 

6 1 >H I give and bequeath unto my Daught r Elizabeth besides 
what I have already Given her, A Legacy off twenty five pounds; 
as also my great Brass Kittle, for her and her heirs for Ever, — All 
which Legacyes In this my will are to be p d In convenient time 
after mine and my wives Discease ; and Itt Is my will that the 
household goods be Equally Divided among my three Daughters, 
so farr as they will pay part of the Above mentioned Legacys ; 
and the Remaynd 1 " P d In good merchantable pay In convenient 
time after mine and my wives Discease, as above S d 

7 ly : || I give and bequeath to my son Jacob Stanyon my 
homesteed, being the other half of my home Lott as It is bounded 
upon my son James across the Lott as it is before mentioned west- 
wardly, together with all my houses, all my buildings, orchards, 
Gardens, with all appurtenances and appendents, any way s unto the 
same belonging, or Appertaining, as also all my Pasture ground 
Runing along by, and Joyning to my Meadow and Marsh, Lying 
on the North side the falls River ; As also my Meddow and Marsh 
Ground Lying on the North side the falls River aboves d be the 
same thirty Acres more or Less ; And Likewise I give unto him 
my s d son Jacob my Marsh on the south Side the falls River not 
already disposed off; Except four or five Acres I give to my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 13 

Grandson John Sylly be the whole peice twenty Acres more or 
Less ; as also two shares In the cow commonage. All which I 
give to my son Jacob During his Natural Life, to possess one half 
Immediately after my Discease, and the other half after the Death 
or Marriage of my S d wife his Mother my S d wife Mary to pos- 
sess the other half During her Widdowhood I also Give unto my 
S d Son Jacob the Abovementioned, houses Lands and commonages 
During his Natural Life, and unto his Male heirs ; and for want 
off Male heirs ; Then unto the Male heirs of James Stanyon So as 
that the Lands do not go out of the Name and family of the Stan- 
yons by any conveyance, alienation, or Assigning whatsoever; But 
Iff It should so happen that my son Jacob should Dye without A 
Male heir off his body Lawfully begotten, so that the Land should 
come to the heirs of James Stanyon as above s d that then In that 
case the s d James my above s d son shall pay to the Daughters of 
Jacob the full two thirds of the value of the houses and Lands 
above mentioned, before he or they Shall take possession of the 
same ; and It is my will that Let It fall to Either pi my Sons ; 
they nor Either of them Shall not any ways Mortgage, alienate, 
or convey by any lustrum 1 whatsoever, any part, or parcel of the 
above s d Lands Marshes or commonages ; but that It be and 
Remayne for Ever to the use, and Injoym* of the male heirs of the 
Stanyons. — I also Give To my Son Jacob all my stock be the 
Same Neet Cattle Horses; sheep swine, or whatsoever Elce, Except 
the two oxen and three cows, two swine and six sheep my wife Is 
to have the use off During her widowhood as aboves d ; and after to 
Return to my S d Son Jacob, or any other thing not otherwise 
disposed off. I likewise give unto my son Jacob one third of my 
Tools and utensels for husbandry and carpentry, as also the one 
half of my money, and Debts to me due, and the other half I give 
unto my wife Mary, he my s d son Jacob paying all my Just Debts 
and funerall charges, and Legacyes In convenient time after my 
Discease as before mentioned ; viz the legacyes to be p d after my 
wives Decease In good pay att money price. 

8^:11 I give and bequeath unto my Grand Son John Silley that 



14 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

peice of Marsh Robert Row used severall years to mow ; and the 
peice of Marsh my son Jacob used to mow both peices containing 
about four Acres be the same more or Less ; and also the Lott off 
Land I had of Nathl weare Jun r being a Lott In the second west 
Division so called, be the same twenty Acres more or Less as It is 
Layd out being the sixty Eighth Lott In Number As also one Lott 
more bounded upon the Land of John Present Northward, and the 
common land Southward ; but In case this last lott above men- 
tioned be kept from my s d Grandson by his father, or by any und r 
him then It is my will that the S d John Sylly shall have & Enjoy 
that Lott off Land I had of Sam 11 Tilton Lying In the Second west 
Division be the Same twenty Acres more or Less : he paying to 
Joseph Stanyon the Son off Jacob the Sum off twenty pounds 
money, or moneys worth when he the S d Joseph Shall come to the 
Age of twenty one years Also I give to my aboves d Granson John 
Silley one whole share In the Cow common, and one third part of 
my Tools and utensels for husbandry and carpentry, to him and 
his heirs for Ever. 

9^: || Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandson John Stanyon 
son of James Stanyon my share or Lott off Land In the first west 
Division so called, be the Same forty Acres More or Less, for him 
and his heirs for Ever. 

10 : ly || All the Remaynd r of my Land or Right to lands howso- 
ever, or wheresoever not before disposed off, I give and bequeath 
unto my son Jacob, and unto his heirs for Ever att his Disposal ; 
he my s d Son Jacob paying all my Debts, legacys and funeral 
Expences as before mentioned. 

ii : ly || It is my will that Iff my grandson John sylley will 
Look after his Grandmother During her widdowhood, finding her 
wood cutting and Drawing her hay and be helpfull to her as she 
shall have occasion ; then he the s d John sylley shall have half the 
Income of her half of my Estate; besides what she shall have occa- 
sion for, for her own use and comfortable Subsistance. 

I2 ly : I Do ordain & appoint my beloved wife Mary and my 
son James, and my son Jacob Executrix, and Executrs of this my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 15 

Last will and Testamt ; In confirmation of all which I have here- 
unto set my hand & seal this 13 th Day of February Annoqu Dom. 
seventeen hundred seventeen & Eighteen ; and In the fourth Year 
of King Georges Reign over Great Brittain &c 

This Instrument was signed & John Stanyan 

Sealed by John Stanion & by him 
Declared to be his last will 
and Testamt. In presence of us 
witnesses. 

Jethro Tilton 

Abner: Sanburn 

Samuel Blake 

Theophilus Cotton 

[Proved Dec. 3, 17 18. J 

[Inventory, Nov. 24, 1718 ; amount, ^1267.4.0; signed by Peter 
Weare and Samuel Shaw.] 



ANTHONY LIBBY 1717/18 HAMPTON 

In y e name of God Amen y e Twentieth day of february 1 717/18 
I Anthony Lebe of Hampton in y e province of Newhampshire in 
New England farmer being very Sick and weak in body * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath to Jane my Dearly beloved wife 
my orchard those trees y* are mine my pasture as farr as y e barn 
& my great bason one Cow & y e white faced heifer & thirty 
pound in money and my great pot & apeice of sarg in y e Chest 
four sheep & pasureing y e west End of my hous all During her 
widdow hood and no Longer — 

2 ly I give to my well beloved son Abraham Lebe a Calf and his 
Son Joseph one sheep — 

3 ly I give to my well beloved son Isaac Lebe two sheep & one 
half of my Cove of marsh — 



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4> I give to my well beloved daughter sarah six pounds 
money — 

5*y I give to my well beloved Daughter Mary six pounds 
money — 

6 ly I give to my well beloved Daughter Hannah twenty shil- 
ling money — 

yiy I give to my well beloved Daughter Jane my brass Kettle 
and y e Red Mantle and two sheep and a cow y 1 is y e cow on 
marriage day — 

8 ly I give to my well beloved son Jacob Lebe whom I Likewise 
Constitute make ordain my sole Bxecuter of this my Last will and 
Testament all and singular of my houses Edifiecies Lands messu- 
ages both Real and persenal Except w* is above Dispoesed of in y e 
order as it 1 ' ; to be performed by him and after my deceas to be 
by him freely posesd and injoyed And I Do here by utterly disalow 
revoke and disanull all and every other former Testament will 
Legacies and Bequests & Executr by me in any ways before named 
willed and bequethd Ratifieng & Confirming this and no other to 
be my Last will and Testament in witness where of I have here 
unto set my hand and seale y e day and year above written 



Signed Sealed published pro- 


mark 


nouncd and Declared by y e S d 


Anthony X Lebe 


Anthony Lebe as his Last will 


his 


and Testament in y e presents of 




us y e Subscribers 




Thomas ward 




Robert drake 




Sam 11 Chapman 




[Proved March 5, 171 7/ 18.] 





[Inventory, signed by Jabez Dow and Richard Jenness ; amount, 
^285.4.0; attested by Jacob Libby, executor, March 5, 1717/18.] 



NKW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 1 7 

JOHN CUTT 1717/18 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Cutt of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Elizabeth Cutt, and Samuel Penhallow 
Feb. 23, 1717/18.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 150.] 

[Inventory, March 5, 1717/18 ; amount, ^"1018.14.0 ; signed by 
Ephraim Dennett and Thomas Peirce.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 5, 17 19, authorizing Samuel Penhallow and 
Elizabeth Cutt, administrators, to sell real estate, the estate being 
insolvent.] 



WILLIAM COTTON JR. 1717/18 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

The twenty Seventh day of ffebuary In the Yeare of our Lord one 
thousand Seven hundred And Seventeen : I William Cotton Jun r of 
the Town of Portsmouth In New Hampsheire In New England 
Tanner Being Sick & weak of Boddy * * * 

Item: I will & Demise, all my Personall Estate, Goods & 
Chatties whatsoever, unto my well beloved wife Elizabeth for the 
bring up my Children : And alsoe all the Incom & Profits, of all 
my Estate whatsoever : untill my Eldest Son John Cotton, attaine 
to the Age of twenty one years 

Item my will Is that when my Said Son John Cotton attaines to 
the age of twenty one Years, he Shall have the one halfe of this my 
Humstead & halfe the Tanyard & Stock : Equall with his Mother 
& after his Mothers Decease then to have the whole place & 
Tanyard Stock to him his heirs & Assignes for Ever : And Alsoe 
when my Said Son John Attaines to full age then to have the two 
third parts of all my Land att Sagamors Creek And Alsoe two 
third parts of My Land where Charles Brown Now Lives : and al- 
soe two third parts of all My Land on Both sides the Road to Break- 
fast Hill from Randies farm be the Same More or less : & alsoe 



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two thirds of the Island I Bought of Alexander Miller : And two 
thirds of that p'ce of Land I Bought of thomas Berry of Greenland 
that was formerly Eliz a Harvys The Said Humsted Affter his sd 
Mothers Decease And the two third parts of all the before sd ^ cells 
of Land And Island to be to my said son John Cotton (affter he 
attaines to full age to him his heirs and Assignes for Ever he 
paying two third parts of the sum of foure hundred pounds to his 
sisters as they Come of Age 

Item I will & Demise the one third part of the Island within 
mentioned: & one third of all the f^ cells of Land within men- 
tioned (excepting the Humsted) and all the pasture above Sollo- 
mon Cottons (affter my wife Decease) unto my son W m Cotton : 
to him his heirs and Assignes for Ever : when he attaines to the 
age of twenty one years he paying one third of the sume of foure 
hundred pounds to his sisters as they Come to full Age (he to 
have the pasture above Sollomons after his Mothers Decease 

Item I Give & Demise to my foure Daughters the sume of one 
hundred Pounds Each: to be paid two thirds of It by theire Eldest 
Brother John Cotton as they Come to full age : And one third of 
said sume of one Hundred pounds to Each sister as they Come of 
Age to be paid by theire Brother William Cotton : 

Item my further will is that if Either of my sons Dye before he 
attaines to full age or without Issue; that then his part as above 
Shall Descend or goe to his Brother y t Survives : and he Shall 
pay to his sisters the sume of Six hundred Pounds to be Equall 
Divided betwene the sisters And if Either of the sisters Die before 
full age or without Issue then the other sisters to have her part 
Equally Divided betweene them 

I alsoe Desier that in Case of my wifes Decease or Sickness that 
these three ^sons Viz" Thomas Westbrook Esq r Stephen Green- 
leaf & Samuell Banefeild all of Portsmouth : they or Any of them : 
to See this my will fulfilled : 

Item : I Doe by these presents Constitute make And ordaine my 
well beloved wife Elizabeth to be Sole Executricts of this my Last 
will And Testament : And I Do hereby utterly Disauull Disallow 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 19 

and Revoak all & Every other former Testaments wills Legacies & 
Bequests & Executors by me in Any wise before Named Willed and 
bequested Ratifying allowing & Confirming this And Noe other to 
be my Last will & testament: In Wittness whereof I have hereunto 
Sett my hand & Seale the Day & Yeare first above Mentioned — 

Sign'd seal'd & Declar'd By the Wm Cotton Juner 

Said William Cotton Jun r to be his 
Last will & Testam 1 , In fJsence 
off us 

Josiah moses 

John nelson 

James Jeffry 

[Proved May 7, 1718.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by William Cotton, William Seavey, 
and Abraham Jones ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Paul 
Gerrish.] 



PETER FOLSOM 1717/18 EXETER 

[Susanna Folsom, the widow, renounces administration March 
4, 1 7 17/18, and asks that her son, John Folsom, be appointed.] 

[Administration on the estate of Peter Folsom of Exeter granted 
to his son, John Folsom of Exeter, March 5, 171 7/18. 
[Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 159.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by John Folsom, Moses 
Leavitt, and John Pitman.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Lieut. Peter Folsom of Exeter, 
April 18, 1718 ; amount, ,£974.3.3 ; signed by Moses Leavitt and 
Joseph Tilton ; attested by John Folsom June 4, 1718.] 

Articles of Agreement made Indented and Agreed upon this 
twentieth day of July Anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred 



20 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

and twenty between the widow and children of the late Lieutenant 

Peter Foulsham of Exeter Deceased. And it is agreed upon by the 

parties aboves d : viz Susanna Foulsham widow John Gilman Esq r 

Guardian to the children of Peter Foulsham Ju r John Foulsham, 

Benj a Foulsham Sam 11 Sanbourn and Elizabeth Sanbourn, Caleb 

Gilman and Susanna Gilman Joseph Thing and Mary Thing. 

That the widow Shall have her thirds of Dowry which according 

to Inventary we find to be ^289 : 6 s : 8 d as follows viz-^ 

The house, barn, orchard, and the midle part of the ) £ s d 

lot containing thirteen acres and three quarters ) 61 : 5:0 

Ten Acres of land between the meadow and the 

17 : 10 — o 



home place — 

Twenty three acres and and an halfe of Salt marsh ) 

> 117 : 10 — o 
at Hampton — . ) 

The Sixteenth part of a Saw mill at Lampereel ) 
_. x > 15 — 00 — o 

River— ) ° 

The 4 V : I s : 8 d to be made up in land over the ) 

rs • J 43 : 1 ~ 8 

Cove as prized ) 

One third part in the home place and marsh at 
Hampton which belongs to Peter Foulsham Ju r s 
heirs, all during life 

That the children of Peter Foulsham Ju r Shall have the two 
Sevenths of the home place their part lying on the west Side And 
likewise they shall have the two Sevenths of the hundred acres 
lying on the South side of the Cove Their part to ly at the west 
end adjoyning to the way that leadeth to the South tree — 

And to have one third part of the Indian field, they to have their 
third on the west Side next to James Dudleys — And likewise their 
proportion of the three hundred Acres of land up countrey 

It is likewise agreed that Sam 11 Sanbourn have his part of the 
Indian field next to the children and Benj a Foulsham his Sixth 
part next to him and that Caleb Gilm 11 have his Sixth part .next 
to him, and Joseph Thing his Sixth part next to him 

It is likewise agreed upon that the Remaining part of the three 
hundred Acres of land up countrey be equally Divided between 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIU.S 21 

Benj a Foulsham, Sam 11 Sanbourn Caleb Gilman Joseph Thing — 
And That John Foulsham Quit his right in the Indian field and in 
the 300 Acres of land up countrey for the land he lives on Given 
by a deed of Gift from his father. 

It is likewise agreed That the Lot that was Teag Cartees Shall 
be divided among them all according to proportion, and likewise 
the Saw mills and the Marsh at Hampton 

It is likewise agreed that the house and barn and Orchard Shall 
ly 'till the Widows decease and then to be prized by Indifferent 
men and they on whose land they stand to pay according to 
Apprizement — 

It is likewise agreed that the Meadow up Countrey Shall not be 
Divided yet — 

It is likewise agreed that the widow shall have her third part 
during life of the two Sevenths of the land belonging to the Child- 
ren of Peter Foulsham Ju 1 ' not before mentioned — 

In witness whereof we the abovesd parties have hereunto Set 
our hands and Seals the day and year above mentioned. — 

Signed Sealed and Owned in John Gilman 

presence of us — her 

John Odlin Susanna X Foulsham 

Elizabeth Odlin mark 

his 
John J F Foulsham 
mark 
his 
Benjamin X Foulsham 

mark 
Samuel Sanborn 
Calleb Gillman 
Joseph Thing 

her 
Elizabeth X Sanbourn 
mark 



22 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

her 
Susanna X Gilman 
mark 

her 
Mary X Thing 
mark 

[Acknowledged Feb. 25, 1723/4, by Elizabeth Sanborn, Sus- 
anna Gilman, Mary Thing, and Catherine Folsom, administratrix 
to the estate of Peter Folsom, Jr., of Exeter. Allowed March 4, 

I723/4-] 

An Agreement made Concluded and agreed upon this 16 th day of 
April Anno Domini 1737 By and between Lieu* John ffoulsam, 
Caleb Gilman and Susanna his wife Benjamin ffoulsam (John ffoul- 
sam Jun 1 ' Peter ffoulsam & Katherin ffoulsam Sons and daughter 
of Peter ffoulsam Jun r late of Exeter in the Province of Newhamp 1 
deceas'd) all of Exeter afores d and Samuel Sanbun of Kingston in 
the Province afores d and Elizabeth his wife for the Division and 
perpetual Settlement of that parte of the Estate that Lieu 1 Peter 
ffoulsam late of Exeter afores d deceas'd dyed Seiz'd of that is herein 
hereafter mention' d Imp rs The Parties afores d for themselves and 
their heirs agree that John ffoulsam Jun 1 Peter ffoulsam and Kath- 
erin ffoulsam afores d heirs to Peter ffoulsam Jun 1 afores d deceas'd 
and their heirs and assigns forever Shall peaceably and quietly 
have hold possess and enjoy in Severalty to themselves the first 
Lott in the Homestead in Exeter afores d that Lieu* Peter ffoulsam 
afores d dyed Seiz'd of w ch Lott lyes on the westerly Side of S d 
Homestead and is Sixteen rods in bredth on the Northerly end 
adjoyning to the Countrey road that leads from Exeter to Hamp- 
ton and twenty two rods and halfe in breadth on the Southerly end, 
as also the first Lott in Perkins Marsh So call'd in Hampton in 
the Province afores d lying on the East Side of S d Marsh and Con- 
tains about two acres & halfe being nine rods and four feet in 
bredth as also the third Lott in the afores d Marsh being about two 
acres and halfe more and is ten rods Seven feet and halfe in bredth 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 23 

as also the Second Lott in the twelve acre Lott in Husseys meadow 
So calPdin Hampton afores d being twenty rods and twenty inches 
in bredth, as also the Second Lott being about two acres in the 
little Lott in Husseys Marsh in Hampton afores d call'd the eight 
acre Lott & is twenty four rods and four feet in bredth, as also the 
third Lott in the twelve acres in Exeter afores d that Lieu* Peter 
ffoulsam afores d deceas'd bought of Philip Carty lying on the 
westerly Side of Lieu 1 John ffoulsams lott in Said twelve acres 
beginning two rods at the Northward of Benjamin ffoulsams lott 
and then runs Northerly four rods ten feet and two inches in bredth 
till it comes to the homestead afores d , as also the first Lott in the 
one hundred acre Lott in Exeter afores d lying on each Side of 
Walls Cove So call'd lying on the westerly Side of S d Lott adjoy- 
ning to the way that leads to Kensington and is thirty five rods in 
bredth at the South end and forty rods at the North end including 
the afores d way And the parties afores d agree that Lieu* John 
ffoulsam afores d & his heirs and assigns forever Shall peaceably 
and quietly have hold and enjoy in Severalty to themselves the first 
two acres lying at the Easterly end of the afores d twelve acre Lott 
in Husseys meadow aforesaid as also two acres and halfe more 
lying at the Westerly end of S d meadow bounding Westerly on 
Benjamin ffoulsam afores d his four acres & halfe in S d meadow and 
is twenty Six rods eight feet & halfe in bredth as also in the home- 
stead afores d Eleven rods in bredth from the Countrey road afores d 
to the South end of S d homestead adjoyning to his own land on 
the East Side as also the one fifth of what remains of t,he afores d 
homestead between the afores d Benjamin ffoulsams Eleven rods in 
bredth in S d homestead and the heirs of Peter ffoulsam Jun r 
afores d as also the Second Lott in the afores d Lott of twelve acres 
bought of Philip Carty beginning at the Northerly End of Benja- 
min ffoulsams Lott and lyes on the Easterly Side of S d twelve 
acres and to run Northerly to the afores d homestead Seven rods 
Six feet and four Inches in bredth as also the Second Lott in the 
afores d one hundred acre Lott in his own right & in right of Joseph 
Thing of Exeter afores d & Mary his wife & Samuel Sanbun afores d 



24 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

and his wife which S d Second Lott is Sixty four rods wide at the 
Southerly end and fifty rods wide at the Notherly end And the 
Parties afores d Do agree that Benjamin ffoulsam afores d his heirs 
and Assigns forever Shall quietly and peaceably have hold & enjoy 
in Severalty to themselves Eleven rods in breadth of the afores d 
homestead from the Countrey road afores d to the Southerly end 
of S d homestead and adjoyns to Lieu* John ffoulsams Eleven rods 
in bredth afores d as also the four fifths of what remains of S d 
homestead between his S d Eleven rods in breadth and the heirs of 
Peter ffoulsam Jun r aforesaid which is in his own & the rights of 
Joseph Thing and Caleb Gilman afores d and their wives as also 
four acres and halfe lying at the west end of the afores d twelve 
acrelott in Husseys Marsh afores d it being fifty three rods fourteen 
feet and halfe in bredth as also the third and fourth Lotts in the 
afores d little Lott in Husseys Marsh calPd the eight acre lott in 
his own and in the right of Joseph Thing afores d and his wife S d 
Two Lotts being four acres and halfe and are in bredth at the 
North end fifty one rods and eight feet and at the South end fifty 
four rods and two feet as also the first Lott in the afores d twelve 
acre Lott was Philip Carty's and begins at the Southerly end of 
S d Lott at the Peaque So running Northerly fifty one rods and 
halfe bounding Easterly on land in Possession of John Leavit of 
Exeter afores d then running off westerly on a Square twelve rods 
and then on a Straight Line to the afores d Peaque in his own 
right and in the right of Caleb Gilman afores d & his wife as also 
in the Same right the third Lott in the af ores' 1 one hundred acre 
Lott lying on the East Side of S d lott and is in bredth at the 
South end Seventy two rods and at the North end forty three rods 
And the parties afores cl Do agree that Caleb Gilman afores d & his 
wife and their heirs and assigns forever Shall quietly and peaceably 
have hold and enjoy in Severalty to themselves the fourth Lott in 
Perkins Marsh afores d being about two acres and halfe and is ten 
rods and one foot in bredth as also two acres at the afores d west 
end of the afores d little lott in Husseys Marsh being twenty four 
rods & nine feet in bredth And the parties afores d Do agree that 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 25 

Samuel Sanbun afores d and his wife afores d and their heirs and 
assigns forever Shall have hold and enjoy in Severalty to them- 
selves the Second L,ott in Perkins Marsh afores d being about two 
acres and halfe and is nine rods & Sixteen feet in bredth, as also the 
fifth IyOtt in the afores d Marsh which is Eleven rods and Six feet 
and halfe in bredth And the afores d Lieu 1 John ffoulsam Caleb 
Gilman and Susanna his wife Benjamin ffoulsam John ffoulsam 
Jun r , Peter ffoulsam, and Katherin ffoulsam Samuel Sanbun and 
Elizabeth his wife and each & every of them for themselves and 
their heirs Do hereby Covenant promise and agree each unto & 
with the other that they & every of them will warrant Secure and 
defend unto each other his right divided and Set off in manner as 
afores d and that against all persons whatsoever with all the build- 
ings Standing thereon & other appurtenances to each right apper- 
taining And the aforesaid Lieu* John ffoulsam Benjamin ffoulsam 
John ffoulsam Jun r Peter ffoulsam and Katherin ffoulsam for them- 
selves and their heirs Do Covenant conclude and agree that there 
Shalbe from henceforth a passable way for themselves of two rods 
in bredth from the Road afores d that leads to Kensington afores d 
as Shal be yearly least prejudicial thorough their partes of the 
afores d Homestead untill it comes to the afores d twelve acres was 
Philip Carties afores d and then through S d Lieu* John ffoulsams 
parte of S d twelve acres until it comes to Benjamin ffoulsams parte 
of Said twelve Acres then running South about Seventy four 
degrees west four rods ten inches & two feet cross s d twelve acres 
and each party through whose land S d way goes through to keep 
and maintain a suitable gate or handy pair of barrs In Witness 
whereof the parties afores d have hereunto Set their hands & 
Seals the day and year first within written — 

Sign'd and Seal'd in p r sence John folsom ju r 

of us Peter folsom 

Edward Gilman his 

Nich s Perryman John X ffoulsam 

mark 
Caleb Gilman 



2,6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

her 
Witness Susanna X Gilman 

George Veasey mark 

Rich 01 Young his 

Benjamin X ffoulsam 

mark 
Samuel Sanborn 

her 
Elizabeth X Sanbun 

mark 
Kathan lamson 
Samuel L,amson 

[Attested Feb. 23, 1746/7, by the signers, including "Cath- 
erine L,ampson (who was Catherine Folsom when this Instrument 
was Drafted but is Since Married to Samuel Lampson)".] 



ITHIEL SMITH 1717/18' HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Ithiel Smith of Hampton 
granted to his widow, Mary Smith, March 5, 171 7/ 18.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 162.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Ithiel Smith of Exeter, May 26, 
1718 ; amount, ^779.15.0; signed by Jonathan Wadleigh and 
James Rundlet.] 



LEONARD WEEKS 1717/18 PORTSMOUTH 

[Warrant, March 5, 1717/18, authorizing Matthias Haines and 
James Berry, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of Leonard 
Weeks of Portsmouth, administration of which is granted to his 
oldest son, Samuel Weeks of Portsmouth.] 

[Inventory, June 2, 1718 ; amount, ^25.0.0 ; signed by Matthias 
Haines and James Berry.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 27 

[Administration on the estate of Leonard Weeks granted to 
his son, Samuel Weeks of Portsmouth, June 4, 17 18.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 51.] 

[Warrant, July 23, 17 18, authorizing John Cate and Samuel 
Chapman to receive claims against the estate.] 

[L,ist of claims against the estate, Sept. 3, 17 18; amount, 
^23.14.6 ; signed by Samuel Chapman and John Cate.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of estate, ^25.0.0; expenditures, ^25.16.16; allowed 
July 10, 1727.] 



RICHARD WATER HOUSE 1717/18 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of god Amen I Richard watterhous sen 1 of portsm 
In Newhampshir being very sik & weeak of body * 

first I give & bequeath unto my beloved wiff mary all my Estat 
moveabells & Immoveabell of what sort & kind so ever in this 
world Exsept what herein Affter Exsepted : 

2 d my will is wheal as I hav sum hids in the watter & bark in the 
mill : to tan them that my son temothy watterhous tak the Care 
& charg of them all & see them well taned when don to have on 
third for his payns the other too thirds to deliver my above s cl wiff 
for her one use 

3 d wheareas my Estat is but small in this world am not capabell 
of doeing for my Childrin as I would : doe : doe therefor give unto 
my Son Richard watterhouse ten shilens : to my son temothy five 
shilens & to my son samuell watterhous five shilens all to be payed 
out of the above s d hids when taned into Eether 

4 ly my will is that my above sd wiff shall have all the tanyard 
deoering her nateurall L,iff not to sell without she stand in need 
for her comfortabell subsistance & for that shee shall have Liberty 
soe to doe but I shee shall have sufficant to maintain her without 



28 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

selling it shee shall not then sell it but I then give & bequeath it 
to my son temothy watterhous to him his heirs & asigns for ever 

Lastly I mak my beloved wiff mary my sol Kxecutrix to see this 
my Last will & testement well & trewly Executed in all respects : 
in confermation hereof I have sett to my hand & seall this 14 th day 
of march 171 7 — 

signed sealed & delivered In Richard Waatterhouse 

presents of 

John Partridge 
the mark of 

Sarah Deverson ales ward 

John pickerin 

[Proved July 23, 1718.] 

[Inventory, June 3, 1718 ; amount, ^52.13.0; signed by 
William Hunking and Samuel Shackford.] 



JOHN FRENCH 1717/18 HAMPTON 

John ffrench Late of Hampton in y e Province of New hampshire 
Dying intestate & Leaving a widow & Two Sons Who knowing 
Best the Mannar & Sircumstances of y e Estate for Our Convean- 
iancy have agreed & Devided the Estate that was Left & Doo Each 
& Every of us (viz) Elizabeth ffrench Widdow & Relect to John 
ffrench Deceased & Samuell ffrench & John ffrench Sons to s d 
John ffrench Deces* Doo Covenant Promis & ingage too & with 
Each Other that our agreement shall Stand & Remain as a full & 
finall Devision & Each & Every one Quietly to Enjoy thair Part 
Withoute the Least Let hindrance or Demand or any thing farther 
then our agrement hath or Doth a blige us too Which Agreement 
is as followeth : first Samuell to Pay & Satisfie all Debts Whatso- 
ever Due from his father or his Estate & for that, to have all that 
was Due to said Estate to Demand Receve & Dispose of as hee 
Shall See Cause, Secondly the Widdow to have her thirds of y e 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 20, 

Land & Marsh in Every Pice & Lot as it Lyeth as shee shall see 
Cause Eather to Devide or improve from time to time Dureing her 
Widdowhood, & for Moveables and Stock, as wee have alredy 
agreed & set out, Secondly for Samuell to have as followeth (viz) 
a Pice of marsh Near Grealys Mill of four acres Bounded with 
Samuell Melchars Marsh West Black water River North South on 
a Crick John Morrill East & a Pice of Marsh in the Bounds of 
Salsbry at a Place Called the hogpens Bounded with a Pond West 
& Salsbry River East and a Lot of up Land in Hampton in 
the third West Devision Being y e Lowermust Lot in the Second 
Range of Said Devision of twelve Acres & a Lott of Land Lying 
westarly of the Road that Leads from hampton to Salsbry Bounded 
Eastarly on S d Road North on his Brother Johns Land west on 
y e widdow Chase is Land & South On Ebenezer Goves Land By 
Estemation : 25 acres ; & for Moveables & Stock as wee have all 
Redy agreed & set them Out, & for John to have as followeth (viz) 
A Pice of Land Lying in a Place Caled halls farme it Being : 18 : 
acres Bounded North on Benjamin Purkins East on thomas Phil- 
bricks Land South on a way & west on Isaac Greens Land & a 
Pice of Marsh in the Bounds of Salsbry at a Place Called the Long 
Pines Containing Eight acres & a Pice of Marsh in a Place Called 
the Cove Bounded with William Browns Marsh North Eben Goves 
East South & west on Isaac Greens Marsh ; two acres by Este- 
mation & for Moveables & stock as wee have alredy agreed : & 
Set Out which articles a Bove Mentioned is all the Estate which 
was Left of y e a bove said Deceased John frenchs as far as Known 
& if any other thing should appear that the widow to have her 
third Part & Samuell to have his Duble Part of the Remainder & 
the Rest to bee Johns which a bove written agreement & Devision 
wee the a Bove Named Elizabeth ffrench & Samuell ffrench & 
John ffrench wee & Each & Every of us have agreed & Concluded 
as a finall Determination to stand too & a Bide By Every Clause 
& article as it is a bove Exprest & Likewise humbly Desiar that 
the Honourable the Judg of the Probates will Settle the Estate 
according to Our agreement above written & in Wittness & Con- 



30 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

formation of all a bove Written Wee have hearunto Set our hands 
& fixed our Sealls this Eighteenth Day of March in y e year of our 
Lord Seventeen hundred & Seventeen or Eighteen & in the fourth 
year of his Majestys Reign &c 

Signed sealed in Presents of us Elizabeth french 

wittnesses Samuel French 

Jeremiah Gove John French 

John Weare 

[Elizabeth French, widow, renounces administration June 24, 
1 7 18, and requests that it be granted to her son, Samuel French ; 
witnesses, Joseph Swett and Samuel Shaw,] 

[Inventory, June 24, 1718; amount, ^341.0.0; signed by 
Samuel Shaw and Joseph Swett.] 



JONATHAN NORRIS 1717/18 STRATHAM 

In The name of god amen the twentyeth day of march in the 
year of our Lord god one thousand seven hundred and aightten I 
Jonathan norris of Strathham in the provenc of newhampshar in 
new engLand being verey Sick and weak in bodey * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath to Leadey my dearly beloved wife 
the yous and benefitt of all my a State both Reall and personall 
untill my son bengiman Shall Come to y e age of twenty one years 
And then my Son bengiman is To have my hous orchord barn and 
all my Lands and when my Son James Comes to eage of twentey 
one years my Son bengiman Shall pay him out of the a State 
twentey pounds and when my Sou Jonathan Comes in eage my 
Son bengiman shall pay him twentey pounds in Like manner And 
everey one of my dafters Shall have paid them at thare marrig five 
pounds por each out of the a state and for my hors he Shall not be 
Sould but he Shall be for y e youse of my wife and I doe hereby 
utterly disallow revoke and disanull all and everey other former 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3 1 

testement wills and Legacies by me in any ways before this time 
named willed And bequeathed Retifieng and Confirming this and 
no other to be my last will and testament in witness whare of I have 
here unto Set my hand And Seall the day and year above writen 

Signed Sealed and delivered in Jonathan norriss 

the presents of us 

James Sinkler 

James Palmer 

Anna Spenlow 

[Proved July 23, 1718.] 

[Inventory, signed by James Sinclair and James Palmer; 
amount, ^232.8.0; attested by Lydia Norris, administratrix, Dec. 
3,i7i8.] 



THOMAS SCRIBNKR 1718 KINGSTON 

In the name of God amen y e 28 th day of march in year of o r 
Lord 1 7 18 I Thomas Scribner of Kingston in y e Province of 
New Hampshire in N : England Yeoman being very Sick & weak 
in body * * * 

jstiy 1 Gi ve & bequeath to Hannah Scribner my well beloved 
wife all my real & personable Estate both moveables & im'voea- 
bles untill my son Jn° Scribner arrives to y e age of one & 
Twenty years 

2 dly I Give unto my son John Scribner when he arrives at y e 
age of one & Twenty years one half of my second Division & 
half my Lot of Land Joining to the Long meadow & half my 
Long meadow & also share in y e Com'on only my s d son John 
Scribner is to pay to his sister Deborah Scribner Ten pounds 

3 dly I Give my son Edward Scribner one half my second Di- 
vision & half my Lot of land Joining to y e Long meadow & half 
my Long meadow & one Share in y e Com'on only my s d Son 
Edw d Scribner is pay to my Daughter Eliz a Scribner Ten pound 
when he shall arrive at y e age of one & Twenty Years 



32 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

4 thly I Give unto my son Sam 1 Scribner my home Lot that I 
now live upon with all y e buildings upon it & also one share in 
\' e Common & if my wife should have another Son by me or a 
Daughter I Give unto it my Right in y e mill pond & if she have 
neither of them I give it unto my wife to Dispose as she sees 
cause & my wife should have anoth r son by me I order my son 
Sam 1 Scribner to pay to s d son Ten pounds w n he shall arrive at 
y e age of one and Twenty years I likewise Constitute & ordain 
Joseph Clifford & m r Sam 1 Easman my sole Exec rs of this my 
last will & Testament Confirming this to be my last will and 
Testament as witness witness my hand and Seal the year and day 
above mentioned his 

Signed Sealed in the P r sence Thorn 5 X Scribner 

of us mark 

John Fifield 

Jacob Gilman 

[Proved and allowed June 4, 17 18. The executors declining 
to act, administration with w T ill annexed was granted to Hannah 
vScribner, the widow.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 48.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Thomas Scribner of Kingston, who 
died March 30, 17 18, taken May 20, 17 18; amount, ^53.12.11; 
signed by Jonathan Sanborn and Ebenezer Stevens.] 

[Joseph Clifford and Samuel Eastman decline to act in seeing 
the will "put in Execution," June 3, 17 18.] 

[Order of court, June 3, 17 19, authorizing Jonathan Sanborn 
and Samuel Welch, with the advice of Samuel Eastman, to assist 
the executrix in the sale of real estate.] 

[List of claims against the estate ; amount, ^115.15.1 ; this ac- 
count is evidently made by the widow, many items appearing in the 
first person, one of which is u to expence of lying in of my young- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 33 

est Child being born 6 months after y e fathers Decease" ; other 
charges are for maintaining the child five and one half years, her 
oldest son one year, and her second son two years, after their 
father's decease. A letter of transmittal on the reverse is signed 
by Hannah Flint, presumably the widow.] 

[License to the administratrix, Nov. 3, 1729, to sell real estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 180.] 



JAMES LEAVITT 1718 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of God Amen. The first day of April in y e year of 
our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighteen. I James Levitt 
of Portsmouth in y e Province of New Hampshire in New England 
yeoman being sick in Body * * * 

First I will that all my Debts & Funeral charges be paid & fully 
satisfied And then I give and bequeath all y e rest & residue of my 
Estate both Reall & Personall whatsoever, & wherever it shall 
be found, Unto my well beloved wife Sarah Levitt, to her & her 
Heires Executors Administrators & Assigns forever. 

And I appoint y e said Sarah Levitt to be sole Executrix of this 
my last Will & Testament 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal y e day 
& year first abovewritten 

Signed sealed & published to James Levitt 

be y e last Will & Testament of 
y e aboves d James Levitt In y e 
p r sence of us. 

Thomas Beck Juner 

Elizabeth furbur 

Ann X Barnes 
her Mark 

[Proved March 4, 17 18/19.] 



34 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Administration on the estate of James Leavitt of Portsmouth 

granted to his widow, Sarah Leavitt, May 7, 17 18.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 5.] 



JOSEPH WHITE 1718 ANTIGUA 

Antigua 

In the name of God Amen I Joseph White of the Island afore- 
said Joyner, being weak in Body, * * * 

Secondly after my Just Debts & Funeral Expences paid, I give 
& bequeath all the Remaining part of my Estate Both Real & 
Personal in this Island & elsewhere, wheresoever it may or can 
be found, to my Loving Brother Samuel White in Portsmouth in 
the Province of new Hampshire in New England Joyner to him his 
heirs & assignes forever 

And Lastly I Constitute and appoint my Trusty friends James 
Watson of the Towne of Saint Johns in the Island aforesaid Mer- 
chant & John Rindge of Piscataqua in New England Mariner 
Executors of this my last Will & Testament — In Wittness whereof 
I the Said Joseph White have hereunto Set my hand & affixed my 
Seal This Eighteenth day of April Anno Domini one Thousand 
Seven hundred & Eighteen & in the fourth year of the Reign of Our 
Sovereign Lord George of Great Brittain France & Ireland King &c 

Signed, Sealed, Published &de- his 

clared in the presence of Joseph X White 

Isaac Rindge Mark 

Henr : Davis 

John More 

Anthony Attwood 

[Proved at Antigua, June 24, 1718.] 



BARTHOLOMEW STEVENSON 1718 DOVER 

In the Name of god amen the twenty Second day of aperil 17 18 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 35 

1 Bartholemy Stevenson of dover and provence of Newhampshir 
being Sick of body * * * 

Imprimis I give unto my dafter mary that fifteen acors of Land 
that was granted unto my brother Joseph Stevenson by the town 
of dover on the west Side of Colesmarsh with the hous there with 
twenty pounds which my Executors Shall pay in Convenient tim 

I give unto my dafter Elizabeth and my dafter Sarah ten pounds 
apece to be paid by my Executors out of my astate 

I give unto my Son Joseph thet five acors of marsh was granted 
me by the town of dover on the south sid of whilrightt pond against 

2 Iisland 

I give unto my three sons Joseph Thomas and abrehem my home 
steed or place where I now Live to be equilly to be devided amongst 
them with quantity and quallity with that my mowing ground 
Called the pane after my wifes decese 

I give unto my grandafter daberah Stevenson five pounds 

I give unto my grandafter mary williams five pound both paid by 
my Executors 

I give unto my Son abraham my thirty acors of Land that y e 
townd granted me upon the north Side of y e mast path against 
John Sias his Land 

I make my Son Thomas and my wife mary my Executors and 
to fullfill this my Last will and testamnt and give unto my Execu- 
tors all the Rest of my assetate and to pay all my Lawfull debts 
and Legasises 

and this is my Last will and testement as witnese my hand this 
twenty second day of aperil 1718 his 

witnes Bartholomy X Stevenson 

James Davis mark 

William Lethers 

Joseph Smith 

[Proved June 4, 1 7 18.] 

[Inventory, June 17, 1718 ; amount, ,£558.3.0 ; signed by James 
Davis and Francis Mathes.] 



36 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ARTHUR HEAD 1718 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Arthur Head of Newcastle, 
fisherman, granted to his brother, James Head, May 7, 1718.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. I.J 



SAMUEL COLCORD JR. 1718 KINGSTON 

Mem d Warrant apprisement to be Sent to L 1 Jn° Hubbard En- 
sign Jn° Swet to aprize Sam 1 Colcords Estate Eliz a Col cord ad- 
ministratrix 

[Probate Minutes, May 7, 1718.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Samuel Colcord, Jr., of Kingston, 
May 27, 1718 ; amount, ^195.1.0; taken by John Hubbard and 
John Swett.] 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Colcord, Jr., granted to 

his widow, Elizabeth Colcord, June 4, 17 18.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 10.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Elizabeth Colcord, 
Jonathan Sanborn, and Ebenezer Stevens ; witnesses, Israel Murch 
and Samuel French.] 



DANIEL BEAN 1718 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Bean of Kingston 

granted to his son, Daniel Bean of Kingston, May 7, 1718.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 180.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Daniel Bean, Thomas 
Phipps, and Benjamin Leavitt ; witnesses, Timothy Waterhouse 
and Benjamin Gambling.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 37 

[Inventory of the estate of Daniel Bean of Exeter, Husbandman, 
May 23, 1718 ; amount, ^372.17.2 ; signed by John Gilman and 
Benjamin Leavitt.] 

[Order of court, June 4, 17 18, for a warrant to Thomas Phipps 

and Benjamin Leavitt to receive claims against the estate.] 
[Probate Minutes, June 4, 1718.] 



JOHN LIGHT 1718 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of John Light of Exeter granted to 
his widow, Hannah Light, May 7, 1718.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 3.] 

[Warrant, June 9, 1718, authorizing Jonathan Wadleigh and 
Moses Leavitt, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 3, 1718 ; amount, ^642.10.6; signed by Moses 
Leavitt and Jonathan Wadleigh.] 

[Administratrix's account, by Hannah Hall, formerly Hannah 
Light, of the settlement of the estate of her former husband, John 
Light of Exeter; amount of personal estate, ^649.5.6; expendi- 
tures, ^473.10.11 ; allowed, no date.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 71.] 

Articles of Agreement Indented Made & Agreed upon this tenth 
day of August Anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred & forty 
two by & between Robert Light Blacksmith, John Light Shop- 
keeper & Ebenezer Light Felt- maker, all of Exeter in y e Province 
of New hampshire in New England, in Manner & form following : 
That is to Say whereas our Honoured Father John Light Late of 
Exeter Deceased hath Left a Dwelling house & Peice of Land in 
Exeter Afores d Near y e Great Bridge Whereof Division remaineth 
to be made we y e s d Robert Light John Light, & Ebenezer Light, 
have unanimously Agreed to Divide & Allot, & do hereby own 



38 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Acknowledge & Declare, that we have unanimously Divided & 
Allotted to Each Other our Sole & whole Right title & Interest 
of or unto y e s d tract or Peice of Land, which is Bounded with y e 
Land of Moses Swet & Deacon Thomas Wilson on y e Hast Side 
with y e Land of Josiah Hall Deceased on y e North & with y e high- 
way that Leadeth to y e Salt River on y e west & with y e Country 
road on y e South ; which s d Division or allotment hereafter Ex- 
prest of y e Aboves d Peice of Land is to Each & Every of our sat- 
isfactions & Content which Division & Particular Allotment is as 
follows viz* first of all we Agree that there be a highway at y e 
Back End of y e Lot to be three Quarters of a rod wide & to be 
that Breadth from y e way Aboves d Leading to y e Salt River Bound- 
ing on y e Land belonging to y e Heirs of Josiah Hall Deceased, 
till it Comes to Deacon Thomas Willsons Land : & y e Course of 
y e way from y e s d Road to s d Wilsons Land is North Seventy 
Degrees East, And is Nine rods, the Particular Allotment to Each 
other now follows to Robert Light Afores dj viz one Lot Contain- 
ing Seventeen rods & three Quarters Bounded as followeth viz* 
Begining at y e highway at y e Corner of Moses Swets Land : & 
thence Bounds on y e highway west two degrees North fifty Nine 
feet to a Stake, thence North one Degree west thirty Eight feet 
then North thirteen degrees West Seventy four feet & a half then 
East Eight Degrees & a half north thirty feet & an half foot to 
Deacon Wilsons Afores d Land then Bounding toward y e way on s d 
Willsons Land & on s d Swets Land to y e Bounds first mentioned : 
as Also Another Lot Begining at the Westerly Corner of Ebenezer 
Lights Lot hereafter to be Exprest in this Instrument, by y e way 
& from thence to Bind on s d Ebenezers Lot North forty Eight 
Degrees East four rods and thence on s d Ebenezers Lot to the high- 
way before Allowed at the Back End of y e Lots : & from thence to 
bound South Seventy Degrees west on s d highway thirty nine 
feet & an half foot, & thence South five Degrees west twenty 
Eight feet & thence South fifty Six Degrees & an half west to 
y e highway being thirty Eight feet, the s d Lots Above Exprest to 
be the Sole & Proper use Benefit And Behoofe of him y e s d Robert 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 39 

Light his heirs & Assigns forever. To have Hold Possess & Knjoy 
without any y e Least Let hindrance Molestation or Disturbance by 
or from us or Either of us John Light & Kbenezer Light or any Per- 
son or Persons Claiming Legal Right thereunto from by or under 
us. To John Light Afores d two Lots, y e first Begins at y e south 
westerly Corner of y e first Lot Allowed or Allotted to Robert Light 
Afores d by y e way or Country Road and thence Bounds on s d Road 
west twelve Degreee & an half North forty Seven feet & an half ; 
& from thence runing North Nine Degrees and an half west be- 
tween y e s d John Lights & Ebenezer Lights houses foure Rods & 
from thence to run a Strait Line to y e highway y* Lays at y e Back 
End of y e Lots Before Allowed striking s d way one Rod South 
Seventy Degrees West from Deacon Willsons Line & thence Bound- 
ing on s d highway one rod to s d Wilsons Land, & thence Bound- 
ing south twenty two Degrees East on s d Wilsons Land to y e 
Aboves d Lot Allowed to s d Robert Light and thence Bounding 
on s d Roberts Lot to y e first bounds at y e Country road. And Also 
Another Lot Begining at y e Westerly Corner of Robert Lights 
gecond Lot Afores d & from thence Bounding on y e way Down- 
ward till it Comes to y e way Afores d Laid out at y e Back End of y e 
Lots & then Bounding on s d way north seventy Degrees East forty 
three feet to y e Afores d Roberts Lot, And then on s d Roberts 
Lot to y e first Bounds by y e highway to be y e Sole & Proper use 
benefit & behoofe of him the s d John Light his heirs & Assigns 
forever. To have hold Possess & Enjoy without any y e least Let 
hindrance Molestation or Disturbance by or from us or Either of us 
y e s d Robert Light & Ebenezer Light or any Person or Persons 
Claiming Legal Right thereunto from by or under us. To Eben- 
ezer Light Afores d A Lot Begining at y e Southwesterly Corner of y e 
first Lot Allowed to y e Aboves d John Light by y e Country Road 
& thence Bounding on y e way west twenty Degrees North fifty 
one feet & an half & then Continuing on y e s d Road west forty 
two degrees North thirty feet & thence North forty Eight degrees 
East four Rods, & thence on a Straight Line to y e highway at 
y e End of y e Lots Afores d Striking y e way thirty Six feet South 



40 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Seventy Degrees west from y e Aboves d Lot first Allowed to y e 
Aboves d Johu Light & then to Bound on y e s d way to y e s d John's 
Lot Afores d Thirty Six feet and thence Bounding on y e Afores d 
John's Lot to y e first Bounds by y e Country Road to be the Sole 
& Proper use And benefit & behoofe of him y e s d Kbenezer Light 
his heirs & assigns forever, To have Hold Possess & Enjoy with- 
out any y e Least Let hindrance Molestation or Disturbance by or 
from us or Either of us y e s d Robert Light & John Light, or any 
Person or Persons Claiming Legal Right thereunto from by or 
under us with which Division we Acknowledge ourselves fully 
Satisfied Contented & Paid as y e whole of our Proportions in s d tract 
of Land. In Confirmation whereof we y e s d Robert Light, John 
Light & Ebenezer Light have Interchangeably Set to our hands & 
Seals the Day & Year first written in y e Begining of this Instrument 

Signed Sealed & Delivered In Robert Light 

Presence of John Light 

John Nelson Ebenezer Light 

John Bucknell 
- [Deeds, vol. 31, p. 11.] 



GEORGE MARSHALL 1718 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of George Marshall of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Elizabeth Marshall, May 7, 1718,] 

[Probate Records, vol. io, p. 8.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Elizabeth Marshall, Samuel Shack- 
ford, and John Hill -/witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Frances 
Follett.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 3,1718 ; amount, ^480.2.6; signed by Thomas 
Peirce and Edward Ayers.] 

Articles of Agreement made the twenty first Day of March in the 
thirteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WlXtS 

Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland King 
Defend 1 " of the faith &c Annoqne Dom — 1739 By & Between George 
Marshall Sailmaker Samuel Marshall Potter Obediah Marshall 
Blockmaker Nathanael Marshall Blockmaker John Marshall Boat 
Builder & Lydia Ratcliff Widow all of Portsm in the Province of 
New Hampshire Children of George Marshall Late of Portsm afore- 
said Sailmaker Deceased Intestate of & Concerning the Distribution 
& final Settlement of the Estate of our Said father which Descends 
or any other way comes unto us to & amongst us Being all Legally 
capable to Act for our Selves & by virtue of the Law of the Said 
Province in that Case Provided in manner & form, Following viz 
Imprim s We mutually agree that the Said George Marshall our Said 
Brother shall have for his part & portion of the Said Estate the 
Dwelling house where our said father lived with the Land whereon 
it Stands Begining at the Land that was Kdw d Ayres his Land now 
belonging unto & in the possession of John Ayres of: Portsm afores d 
his Son & from thence running Southward towards the Creek one 
hundred & Eleven foot & an half foot carrying the breadth of forty 
foot the whole Length & Joins all the Length on the Easterly Side 
on the Street called the Bridge Street together with the three upper 
Rooms in the ware house Standing on the Southerly part of the 
wharff that is to Say the Chambers & Garret of the Said Warehouse 
& one third part of the flats or Ground where the said Wharff 
Stands as is herein after Particularly Set forth and the Said George 
Marshall shall leave a Way a Cross His part of the said Land set 

off as aforesaid as it now runs being thirteen foot wide 

And the said John Marshall shall & hereby hath set off unto him 
as his part & portion of the said Estate that part next to the said 
George's Land Beginning where his ends & so; running Southerly 
into the said Creek sixty eight foot in Length & carrying the same 
Breadth of forty foot Joining to the said Bridge street. And to the 
said Obadiah & Nathanael Marshall twenty foot in Length begin- 
ning at the end of the said John's part & so to run into the creek 
Southerly twenty foot being of the same breadth as the said John's 
& George's part which they the said Obadiah & Nathanael are to 



42 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

have & hereby is set off to them Jointly and also the lower part of 
the Warehouse aforesaid or all besides what is set off to George as 
afores d of the Said Warehouse And the said Obadiah & Nathanael 
shall have also the wharff abreast of the said warehouse & standing 
& being on the twenty foot set off to them as afore Said And all the 
remaining part of the flats orGround whereon the said wharff Stands 
with all beyound the wharff shall be owned & hereby is set off unto 
the said George Obadiah & Nathanael Jointly that is to Say to each 
one third part But the Improvement of the said ware-house while 
that stands to be in manner as aforesaid And the Said George Oba- 
diah & Nathanael to own have & Enjoy the Said Ground & flats 
whereon that part of the said wharff stands and all the Remaining 
part of the said Ground at the head of the said wharff Jointly be- 
tween them that is to say each one third part thereof that is to say 
if the said buildings should be destroyed by fire or other ways then 
each to have such part of the said Ground to Improve & build upon 
again if he shall see cause but while the said buildings stand to be 
improved as aforesaid Only the flats or Ground at the Head of the 
said wharff that is not now built upon shall be Improved Jointly 
between the said three Persons to lay open for their common use 
until they shall Mutually agree for & upon some other method of 
Improvement thereof And the said Samuel Marshall hath taken and 
received as his part & portion of the Said Estate & in full Satis- 
faction for the same the sum of one hundred & nine pounds in 
money & Disclaims any other or further Right of & unto the said 
Estate And the said L,ydia Ratcliff is to have & hereby hath set 
off unto her as her part & portion of the said Estate all that right 
of L,and which the said Iutestate owned in the Township of Bar- 
rington being numbered in the plat plan or Draft of the Lots in the 
said Township N° one hundred & Sixty two and also a parcel of 
household Goods according to an Inventory given her therewith 
And the Said parties do hereby Mutually Release acquit and dis- 
claim unto each other all their title Interest & property unto the 
other Respectively of & unto all the Said Estate excepting that 
which is to him & her herein Respectively set off as his or her part 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 43 

& portion thereof And the said parties do hereby give and Grant 
unto each other to have & to hold to each the part & portion here- 
in set off to him & her & their Respective Heirs & Assigns & that 
each of the said parties shall Enjoy & hold his or her part to him 
& her & his & her Respective heirs & Assigns forever without any 
Let hindrance or Molestation from the other of them or his or her 
heirs or Assigns forever And in Testimony that the said parties do 
Mutually agree that the foregoing Division is & Shall be a final 
Settlement of the said Estate among the Said parties & their Heirs 
they the Said parties have hereunto Set their hands & Seals the 
Day & Year first above written. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered in George Marshall 

Presence of Samuel Marshall 

Jonathan Low Obadiah Marshall 

John Pashley Nath 1 Marshall 

John Marshall 
Lydia Ratcliff 

[Allowed March 26, 1740.] 
[Probate records, vol. 15, p. 21.] 



CATHARINE TUCKER 1718 

Jacob Randal desiring admin : on his mother Catherine Tuckers 
Estate allow 'd warrant of apprisem* to Dan 1 Greno & Benj a Parker 

[Probate Minutes, May 7, 1718.] 



SAMUEL DUDLEY 1718 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Dudley of Exeter 

granted to his widow, Hannah Dudley, May 8, 1718.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 188.] 

[Inventory, May 31, 1718; amount, ^644.15.0; signed by Jon- 
athan Thing and Nicholas Gordon.] 



44 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Hannah Dudley, 
Samuel Eastman, and Edward Colcord ; witness, Sampson Sheafe, 
Jr.] 

[Addition of ,£35.0,0 to the inventory by Hannah Dudley, ad- 
ministratrix, Feb. 28, 1723/4.] 



JOHN HOIXOMB 17.18 NEWCASTLE 

In the Name of God Amen The Twenty Third day of May Anno 
Domini One Thousand Seven hundred and Eighteen. I John Holli- 
coine of New Castle in the province of New Hampsh r in New Eng- 
land Marriner * * * 

Imprimis I Give and Bequeath unto my Nephew Jn° Grickson : 
of Devonsh r in South Brittain the Son of my Sister Mary Grickson 
Five pound and my Neec his Sister Sarah Grickson as I remember 
her name five pound Curr" money of New England 

Item I Give & bequeath unto my sister Margaret Carle and her 
Son five pound between them share & share & alike if both living, 
and if either of them be Dead the Whole five pound to the Sur- 
viver 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto Johannah Hollicome my Beloved 
Wife all my Other Estate both Real and personall of Kind & 
quality Whatsoever and in all parts & places Wheresoever, And to 
her Heirs and And Assigns for Ever and Do Ordain And Appoint 
my s d Wife Johannah Hollicome to be my Sole Executrix of this 
last Will & Testament And I Doe hereby revoke & Disanull all 
other Wills & Testament by me heretofore made In Wittness 
whereto I the S d Jn° Hollicome have hereunto Sett my hand & 
Seal the Day and year Above Written 

Signed Sealed Published & De- Jn° Hollicome 

clared by the s d Jn° Hollicome to 
be his last Will & Testament in 
the p r esence of us 

W m Shurtleff 

Sampson Sheafe Jun r 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 45 

[Proved May 16, 1721.] 



JOSIAH DOW 1718 HAMPTON 

[Inventory of the estate of Josiah Dow, May 31, 1718 ; amount, 
^337.14.0; signed by Jonathan Philbrick and Moses Swett; at- 
tested by Mary Dow, administratrix, June 4, 1718.] 

[Administration on the estate of Josiah Dow of Hampton granted 

to his widow, Mary Dow, June 4, 1718.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 46.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Mary Dow, Jonathan 
Philbrick, and Moses Swett ; witnesses, Benjamin Green and Sam- 
uel French,] 

[Account of the administratrix against the estate, June 3, 17 19 ; 
amount, ^15.11.0; signed by Mary Dow.] 

[Various receipts, containing signatures of Mercy Lancaster, 
Nathaniel Sargent, Israel March, Sarah Bradstreet, Jacob Freese, 
John Dow, Amos Cass, and Jonathan Gove.] 



FRANCIS MASON 1718 KINGSTON 

[Mary Mason, widow of Francis Mason of Kingston, who died 
April 7, 1718, renounces administration on his estate June 3, 17 18, 
and consents that his brothers be appointed.] 

[Administration on the estate of Francis Mason of Kingston 
granted to his sons, Joseph Mason and Benjamin Mason, June 4, 

1718.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 27.] 

[Two blank sheets of paper for bonds, one signed by Joseph 



46 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Mason, Benjamin Mason, Samuel Shaw, and James Rundlett ; wit- 
nesses, Benjamin Leavitt and Moses Leavitt ; the other signed by 
Joseph Mason, Daniel Moody, and Benjamin Mason.] 

[Warrant authorizing Benjamin Leavitt and James Rundlett of 
Stratham to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 28, 1718 ; amount, ,£77.6.0; signed by Ben- 
jamin Leavitt and James Rundlett.] 



JOHN GLIDDEN 1718 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of John Glidden of Exeter granted 
to his brother, Richard Glidden of Exeter, June 4, 1718.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 171.] 

[Inventory, May 17, 1718 ; amount, ,£253.0.0; signed by Samuel 
Thing and Thomas Webster.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Richard Glidden, 

Jonathan Thing, and Alexander ; witnesses, Hezekiah 

Jenness and Archibald Macpheadris.] 

[Order of court, Aug. 6, 1719, authorizing Richard Glidden, 
administrator, to sell real estate.] 

[Order of court, Sept. 5, 1722, authorizing the administrator to 
sell real estate.] 



JOSHUA GILMAN 1718 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Joshua Gilman of Exeter 
granted to his widow, Maria Gilman, June 4, 17 18.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 37.] 

[Warrant, July 9, 17 18, authorizing Major John Gilman and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 47 

Capt. Jonathan Thing, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 22, 1718; amount, ^780; signed by John Gil- 
man and Jonathan Thing.] 

[Petition of Maria Gilman, June 3, 1719, stating that her hus- 
band died Jan. 26, 1717/18, leaving her with four children, the 
youngest of which was then two years old, and asking for an allow- 
ance for the support of this child until he comes of age.] 



NICHOLAS FROST 1718 NEWINGTON 

[Administration on the estate of Nicholas Frost of Newington 

granted to his widow, Sarah Frost, June 4, 1718.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 44.] 

[Inventory, July 22, 1718 ; amount, ^179. 14.6 ; signed by John 
Downing and John Fabyan.] 

[List of claims against the estate ; amount, ^50.17.5.] 

[License to the administratrix, June 3, 17 19, to sell a house lot 
in Deer street.] 

[Probate Minutes, June 3, 1719.J 

[Order of court, Sept. 13, 1725, allowing Thomas Darling and 
Sarah, his wife, formerly widow of Nicholas Frost, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Various receipts, etc., containing signatures of Sarah Frost, 
John Downing, John Fabyan, Samuel French, Joseph Swett, Benja- 
min Richards, Rosamond Nutter, Moses Dam, Thomas Peirce, 
Sarah Wilton, Zebulon Dam, Mary Huntress, Samuel Huntress, 
Clement Meserve, Ephraim Jackson, John Nutter, Prudence Tap- 
ley, John Wentworth, Thomas Leighton, Israel March, George 
Huntress, John Grendall, Joshua Peirce, Elizabeth Aborn, and 
Elizabeth Drowne, who mentions the widow as her Aunt Sarah. 



48 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

The widow appears as Sarah Frost as late as March 3, 1719/20, 
and Sarah Darling as early as June 27, 1720.] 



PETER FOLSOM JR. 1718 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Peter Folsom of Exeter gran- 
ted to his widow, Catharine Folsom, June 4, 1718.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 39.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Peter Folsom, Jr., of Exeter, Aug. 
28, 1718 ; amount, ^322.13.0; signed by Jonathan Thing and 
John Gilman.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Catharine Folsom, 
Nicholas Gilman, and John Gilman; witness, Benjamin Choate.] 

mem d John Gillman appointed & allowed to Guardian to all y e 
Children of Peter Foulsam Jun r as to y e estate w ch descends to 
them from their Grandfather Peter Foulsam Dec d 

[Probate Minutes June 3, 1719.] 

[License to Catharine Folsom, administratrix, June 3, 1719, to 
sell real estate to the amount of ^100.] 
[Probate Minutes, June 3, 1719.] 



WILLIAM DAM 1718 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of William Dam of Dover granted 
to his son, Pomfret Dam of Dover, June 4, 17 18.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 41.] 

[Inventory, June 17, 1718; amount, ^1818.7.10; signed by 
John Tuttle and Joseph Roberts.] 

unto the Moste Honerable Judge of Probates Richard Waldron 
Esq r 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 49 

An Information of sum things that I Can mention of my fathers 
Estate that is taken away & concealed that is money & Corn & 
meat & malasses & beeding & a great weeb of wolling Cloath and 
a great deall of sheps woll & flacks & Cows & Calves & peuter & 
linings table linings & taler a great maney more things that do 
belong to this Estate that is not sudenly mentioned upon which 
I humbly beg this information may be taken notis on and so I 
Remain yo rs to serve : 

Pumfreet Damm 

[Citation, Aug. 23, 17 18, to William Dam and Sarah Dam, his 
wife, Leah Dam, Benjamin Hall, Ralph Hall, and Sarah Twombly, 
all of Dover, to appear and answer to charges of taking away a part 
of the estate; return signed by David Watson, constable.] 

Cochecho 7 th April 17 19 
The Children of W m Dam Late Dec d not agreeing about The 
divison of their Fathers real Estate Viz* houses & land & the Law 
directing my selfe in such case to appoint five sufficient free holders 
upon oath to make the division for them These are therefore to let 
you know that by their desire I have appointed yo r selves to whome 
this is directed to meet at y e old house of y e said William Dam 
Dec d on Thursday next by ten a clock in y e forenoon to attend 
that service Where I intend God Willing to meet you — 

Yo r humble serv 1 

Rich d Waldron Judge of probate &c 
To Cap 1 Timo° Gerrish 
Cap 1 Stephen Jones 
Cap* Fra : Matthews 
Cap* Sam 11 Emerson 
Cap* Paul Gerrish 

Pursuant to the order aboves d Wee the subscribers have made 

a division of the real Estate of W m Dam Late Dec d as Followeth 

To Pomfret Dam twenty Eight acres of y e Homestead — To 



50 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Jacob Allen twenty acers To Leah Dam ninteen acres to John 
Tombly aleven acers & twenty acres upon Belamis bank river — 
To Leah Dam five acres being ^ t of y e Spruse pasture and To W m 
Dam four acres & J of y e s d spruce pasture & Further that there 
be a p r bares kept to give entrance from the comon Road into the 
land & through y e same to y e Waterside as well as free egresse & 
regresse into & about the house & barn to be left open as formerly 
for y e accomodation of all parties concarnd — As to the buildings 
both house & barn wee divide according to a draft herto Anexed 

Tim Gerrish 
Stephen Jones 
Samuel Emerson 
francis Mathes 
[Allowed May 10, 1720.] 



JOHN MASON 1718 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of John Mason of Stratham granted 

to his widow, Mercy Mason, June 4, 1718.] 
[Probate Record, vol. 10, p. 53.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Mercy Mason, Moses 
Leavitt, and Joseph Mason ; witnesses, Benjamin Leavitt and James 
Rundlett.] 

[Inventory July 10, 17 18 ; amount, ^99.13.10 ; signed by Benja- 
min Leavitt and Moses Leavitt.] 

[Joseph Mason, son of John Mason of Stratham, deceased, 

makes choice of his uncle, Joseph Mason of Stratham, as his 

guardian June 28, 1723.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 259.] 

[Guardianship of John Mason, Benjamin Mason, and Hannah 
Mason, minors less than fourteen years old, children of John 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



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Mason, granted to their uncle, Joseph Mason of Stratham, June 
29) I723-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 260.] 



DANIEL MOULTON 1718 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Moulton of Hampton 
granted to his widow, Mary Moulton, and his son, Daniel Moul- 
ton, June 4, 1718.] 

[Probate Records, vol. ro, p. 33.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Mary Moulton, Daniel 
Moulton, Hezekiah Jenness, and Enoch Sanborn ; witnesses, Sam- 
uel Weeks and Benjamin Leavitt.] 

[Inventory, May 20, 1718 ; amount, ^184.12.0; signed by 
Hezekiah Jenness and Enoch Sanborn.] 



BONUS NORTON 1718 HAMPTON 

mary Norton & W m Norton widow & son to Bonus Norton 
desiring adm: on s d Bonus's Estate allow'd apprisors Joseph Swet 
& Sam 1 Shaw 

[Probate Minutes, June 4, 1718.] 

[Administration on the estate of Bonus Norton of Hampton gran- 
ted to his widow, Mary Norton, June 4, 1718.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 174.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Bonus Norton, gentleman, July 9, 
1718; amount, ^679.11.0; taken by Joseph Swett and Samuel 
Shaw, both of Hampton.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 175.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Mary Norton, Joseph 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 53 

Swett, and Samuel Shaw ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and 
Pomfret Dam.] 

To The Honour ble The Judg of Probats 

With Humble Submision I would say before Your Hon r an 
objection I have a Gainst y e Inventory of y e Estate of my Fath r 
Norton Deceast (viz) That Those Gentle Men y* Have appris d s d 
Estate though I Hope Not by favour or affection Have Priz d Those 
Lands and Buildings att 530^ which I am inform d Cost No Less 20 
year Past and its Generally accounted by verry Good Honest men 
Noways Byass d y* Those Lands and Buildings are worth More Then 
Half as Much More as thay are Pris d att : I am well assur d y* thare 
is Nither of s d apprizers y t Can Give Your Hon r an account within 
20: achers of y e Land thay Have appris d : I would Therefore Pray 
That Your Hon r would be Pleas d so To ord r y* afair y* wee who 
are Younger Brethren May Not be Sufferers thereby 

I am Your Hon rs Most Humble Ser* 

Sep i st 1 718 Tho Waite 

Sam 1 Norton a minor appear'd before y e Judge & chose Nathan 
Longfellow his Guardian w ch was allow 'd 

Eliz a Norton a minor chose Tho. Lovet her Guardian &c w ch was 
also allow'd by y e Judge 

both upw ds of 14 years 

[Probate Minutes, Sept. 2, 1719.] 

[Citation, June 6, 1720, to the Widow Norton, administratrix of 
the estate of her husband, Bonus Norton of Hampton, to appear 
and answer the complaint of Daniel Moody of Stratham ; return 
signed by Caleb Marston, constable.] 

To All to whom these p r sents shall come, Mary Norton Widow 
& Adm x of Bonus Norton late of Hampton in the Province of 
New Hampshire in New England Yeoman dece'd, William Norton 
Joseph Norton & Samuel Norton three of the Sons of the s d Bonus 
Norton, Thomas Leavitt of Hampton afores d as Guardian to Eliz- 



54 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

abeth One of the Daughters of the s d Bonus Norton, and Hezekiah 
Jennes of the same place as Guardian to Lucy Norton & Anne Nor- 
ton two Others of the Daughters of the s d Bonus Norton by the 
s d Mary Norton send Greeting Wh r as the late Farm or Homestead 
of the s d Bonus Norton by reason of it's great Length & Narrow- 
ness in the Front is Inconvenient for any more than three Settle- 
m t$ , The s d W m Norton, Joseph Norton & Sam 1 Norton By & 
with the Consent & approbation of their s d Mother Mary Norton 
Thomas Leavitt & Hezekiah Jennes Testifyed by their being made 
partyes hereunto and Signing Sealing & Delivery hereof Have 
Agreed to take the s d Farm or Homestead (com'only called or 
known by the name of Norton's Farm) into their Hands to be 
Equally divided between Them Share & Share alike In the follow- 
ing Mann r (That is to say) William to Have Hold Use Occupy 
possess & Enjoy to Him his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assignes for 
ever all that part of the Lands with their Appurten'ces lyeing on 
y e South Side of y e s d Farm Joseph to Have Hold Use Occupy pos- 
sess & Enjoy to Him his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assignes for ever all 
that part of the Land with it's Appurten'ces lyeing on the North 
Side of the s d Farm And Samuel to Have Hold Use Occupy possess 
& Enjoy to Him his Heirs Exec rs Admin rs & Assignes for Ever all 
that part of the said Farm with it's Appurten'ces lyeing & being 
between the Estate of his s d two Brothers W m & Joseph Norton 
The Whole Estate to be liable to the Thirds of the s d Mary Norton, 
and to the payment of all Just Debts & Demands Upon the same 
and particularly to the sev r ll & respective Claimes & Demands 
of the s d Tho s Leavitt & Hezek : Jennes in favour and behalf of 
the s d Elizabeth, Lucy & Anne Norton Out of the s d Estate as their 
Shares & proportions thereof According to y e Just apprizement of 
the same (And after the payment of other Just Debts) The Rest 
of the Children of the s d Bonus Norton viz 1 John Mary & Sarah 
having received full Satisfaction of their Shares & proportions out 
of the s d Estate As by proper Releases & Discharges given und r 
their Hands & seales Unto their s d Brothers William, Joseph & 
Smauel Some or One of them Relation being thereunto respec- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 55 

tively had more fully & at large may Appear Now Know Yee that 
the s d Mary Norton in Consid r ation of the p r misses, Hath & by 
these p r sents Doth Agree to Accept of her Thirds of the s d Estate 
and that it shall & may be lawfull to & for the s d W m Norton 
Joseph Norton & Sam 1 Norton to Have Hold Use Occupy possess 
& Enjoy their respective shares & proportions thereof above men- 
tioned subject to the payment of her Thirds and to the Just Claimes 
& Demands of the s d Tho s Leavitt & Hezek : Jennes or Either of y m 
in mann r as afores d And Lastly the s d W m Norton Joseph Norton 
& Sam 1 Norton for Themselves their Heirs Exec rs & Adm rs Do here- 
by Jointly & sev r lly Covenant promise Grant & Agree to & with 
the s d Mary Norton Tho s Leavitt and Hezek : Jennes their Exec rs 
& Admin rs to accept of their shares or proportions of the Lands & 
Farm of their s d late Father dec'ed Upon the Termes & Conditions 
herein before mentioned And that they will pay or cause to be paid 
all such Sum'e & Sum'es of Money from time to time as shall be- 
come justly due & payable by thern or Any of them by Virtue of 
these p r sents In Witness whereof the s d Parties to these p r sents have 
hereunto Sett their Hands & Seales the ffifth Day of Septemb r in 
the Eighth Year of the Reign of our Sov r aign Lord George King 
of Great Britain &c : Annoq : Dom 172 1 

Mary norton 
William Norton 
Joseph Norton 
Samuel Norton 
Thomas Leavitt 
hzkiah Jennes 
[Allowed Sept. 6, 1721.] 

[Bond of Bonus Norton in the sum of ^100, June 24, 1709, to 
pay ^50 as a dowry to his daughter Mary, wife of Daniel Moody, 
Jr., of Salisbury, Mass; witnesses, Caleb Cushing, Wyman Brad- 
bury, and Jacob Bradbury.] 



56 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

MOSES ROLLINS 1718 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Moses Rollins of Stratham 
granted to his widow, Esther Rollins, June 4, 17 18.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 35.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Esther Rollins, Moses 
Leavitt, and Jonathan Wadleigh ; witnesses, Thomas Webster and 
Pomfret Dam.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 1, 1718; amount, ^405.16.0; signed by 
Moses Leavitt and Jonathan Wadleigh.] 



ROBERT SMART 1718 EXETER 

W m Smart desiring adm : on his father Robert Smart his Estate 

allow'd provided he bring a Renunciation from under his mothers 

hand to y e Register 

apprisors Edw d Hall James Burley 
[Probate Minutes, June 4, 1718.] 

[Administration on the estate of Robert Smart of Exeter granted 

to his son, William Smart of Exeter, July 23, 1718.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 57.] 

[Warrant, April 13, 1740, authorizing Moses Leavitt of Strat- 
ham, Samuel Oilman, gentleman, Edward Gilman yeoman, both 
of Exeter, Richard Mattoon, gentleman, and Walter Bryent, yeo- 
man, both of Newmarket, to divide the estate of Robert Smart.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 45.] 

[License to the administrator, May 30, 1744, to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 333.] 

[Inventory, July 23, 1718 ; amount, ^413.8.6 ; signed by Ed- 
ward Hall and James Burleigh.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 57 

[Notice, Sept. 17, 1738, to Thomas Tufts, Robert Smart, Ben- 
jamin Smart, Charles Smart, Richard Smart, and Joseph Smart, 
all of Newmarket, and John Smart of Durham, to appear and 
answer to an application that administration de bonis non be 
granted.] 

[Administration de bonis non granted to John Perkins of Exeter, 
yeoman, May 30, 1739, the former administrator, William Smart, 
son of the deceased, having died.] 

[Warrant, April 13, 1740, authorizing Moses Eeavitt of Strat- 
ham, Samuel Gilman, gentleman, and Edward Gilman, both of 
Exeter, Richard Mattoon, gentleman, and Walter Bryent, yeoman, 
both of Newmarket, to divide the estate in the following manner : 

4 ' One third part thereof to be Set off to Mary the Widow Re- 
lict of the Said Intestate & the Remaining two third parts thereof 
you are to Divide into fourteen parts to be Set off to & among the 
Heirs & Representatives of the Said Intestate as afores d that is to 
Say To Elizabeth Tufts the only Child of W m Smart afores d who 
was the Eldest Son of the Said intestate two of the Said parts — 
To Robert, John Joseph Richard, Benjamin & Charles all Sons 
of the Said Intestate each one of the Said parts ToJn° Barbor of 
New Market aforesaid Husbandm' & Ann his wife in her Right 
one of the Said parts, to the Said John Perkins and Rebecca his 
wife in her Right one of the Said parts to Arnold Brick of Green- 
land in Said Province & Eleanor his Wife in her Right One of the 
Said parts To Ephraim Foul some Jun r of Mew Market afores d 
Husbandm' & Eunice his wife in her Right one of the Said parts 
To Richard Glidden of Exeter afores d Husbandm' & Elizabeth his 
wife In her Right one of the Said parts all the said Women being 
Daughters of the Said Intestate And to the L,egal Representatives 
of Mary the late wife of Joseph Glidden of Durham in Said Province 
Cordwainer (which Mary is now Deceasd & who was Another of 
the Daughters of the Said Intestate) one of the Said parts."] 

Prov : of New | Whereas wee the Subscribers & others where 
Hampsh r ) orthorrised & impowerd by the hon ble Richard 



58 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

waldron Ksq r Judge of the probates of wills and for granting Letters 
of administra'n on y e Ksteates of persons Deceased having goods 
Chatteles Rights & Credits, in y e province afore Said) To Divide 
the Real Esteate that was Robert Smarts Late of Exeter In Said 
province Deceased Intestate to be Shewn us by John perkins of 

Newmarket in Exeter afore said administra n on said Esteate 

Pursuant thereunto we have proceeded in manner following viz 
we have Sett off to mary y e widdow Relict of y e Said Intesteate for 
her third pait of Said Esteate two Lotts of Land being part of a Lar- 
ger tract of Land Com'only Called three hundred acres Situate in 
Newmarket afores d which Larger tract is Bounded as follow's on 
y e north west partly by Land Laid out granted to Edward hilton 
by y e town of Exeter and partly by piscasick River and on y e South 
west by Cap 1 W m more his Land So Called and on y e South East 
by Land granted to Edward hilton by the town of Exeter afores d 
and then Runing north Eastterly untill three hundred acres be 
Compleated one of the Said Lotts Begins at a Beach Stump Spot- 
ted and Numbered two, Standing by y e afore Said Cap 1 W m more 
his Land & then Runs South Easterly by s d mores Land forty seven 
Rods to a Beach tree Spotted and Numbered three and then to Run 
north East keeping the Said Breadth of forty Seven Rods until it 
Comes to the north East Side of S d Smarts Land & the other Lott 
Begins at a white oak tree Spotted and marked number ten & then 
Runs South Easterly by S d mores Land forty one Rods to a Black 
oak tree marked number Eleven & then Runs north East keeping 
y e whole Breadth of forty one Rods untill it Comes to the north 
East Side of S d Smarts Land, and also a Lott of Land and a peace 
of vSalt marsh Being part of the tract of Land whereon Robert Smart 
Son of y e s d Intestate now Liveth which tract of Land is Bounded 
as follows viz on y e north west by Land of y e s d Robert Smart son 
of S d Intestate & on y e South west by Land formerly granted to Ed- 
ward hilton Joyning to Exeter River and on y e north East by Land 
in possesion of John perkins Juner W m perkins & John Burly 
all of newmarket afores d it being the Land in the possesion of S d 
Robert Smart son of S d Intestate Bounding on y e . South East by a 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 59 

Six Rod way Reserved by the town of Exeter in the grant of s d 
Land which s d Lott and Salt mash Set of as afore s d is Bounded as 
follow's it Begin's at y e Six Rod Way afore S d at s d hilton's grant 
and Runs up northwestterly by s d hiltons grant Eighty five Rods 
then north East about forty one Rods to y e mash then west & be 
north Seven Rods by S d mash then north forty Degrees East about 
Ninteen Rods to y e upland a Crose the s d mash y n Runing Easterly 
Bounding by the upland on the northward on every part thereof 
untill it Comes to a Ditch then by S d Ditch Southerly a Crose s d 
mash to y e up Land then Easterly by S d upland to the Six Rod 
way afore S d then it Runs South westerly by s d way to where we 
first began S d Lott and also the one half of one third of all the 
Lower falls of pescasick in y e town of Durham in the province 
afore S d with all the previledges & appurtenances belonging to S d 
premises 

2 d ly the Remaining two third parts of the Said Esteate we have 
Divided into fourteen parts to and among the heirs & Represen- 
tees of the Said Intestate viz to Elizabeth tufts the only Child of 
William Smart Late of Exeter Deceased who was the Eldest son of 
S d Intestate two of the S d parts Being taken out and part of that 
tract of Land Joyning to Cap* W m more his Land afores d and So 
between pescasick River and hilton his grant afore S d which parts 
are bounded as followes Begining at a Beach tree Spotted and 
marked number five Standing by S d mores Land then Runs South 
Eastterly by s d Land fifty Six Rods to a Beach Stump marked num- 
ber Seven then Runing north East from s d more his Land keeping 
that Breadth of fifty Six Rods to the north East Side of S d Intes- 
tates Land & also the two fourteenths of one half of one third part 
of the Lower falls of pescasick River In Durham afore s d with all 
the previledges and appurtenances belonging to S d premises 

3 d ly we have Sett of to Robert one of the Sons of the S d Intestate 
his part of said Esteate Begining at y e west Corner of the widdows 
part of the Land that s d Robert now Lives on at hiltons grant afore 
S d and So Running up by S d hiltons grant north westerly fourteen 
Rods Broad upon s d widdows part & keeping that Breadth of four- 



60 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

teen Rods Broad untill it Comes to y e north west End of the S d 
Intestates Land as before Described with the one fourteenth part 
of the one half of one third of the Lower falls at pescasick River In 
Durham afore S d with all the previledges & appurtenaces belong- 
ing to s d premises — 

^thiy we have Sett of to John one of the Sons of the s d Intestate 
for his part of S d Esteate part of a tract of Land Lying in Durham 
afore s d adjacent to pescasick Lower falls afore S d Begining at 
an Elm stump in Durham Line & then Runs North East by 
pescasick River thirty three Rods & one third part of a Rod to a 
Stake then it Runs North Sixty five and one half Degrees west 
one hundred & thirty Eight Rods then South west fourty three 
Rods & one third of a Rod to Durham Line afore S d then by Dur- 
ham line to the place where wee began with the one fourteenth of 
one half of one third of the Lower falls on pescasick afores d with 
all the previledges and appurtenances belonging to S d premises — 

^thiy we have Sett of to Joseph one of the sons of the Intestate for 
his part of s d Esteate a Certain Lott of Land in that tract Joyning 
on y e South East Side of pescasick which Lott is Bounded as fol- 
lows it Begins at a Black ash tree marked Number Eight Standing 
by Cap* mores Land afore s d then Runing South Eastterly by S d 
Cap* mores Land thirty one Rods to a Beach tree marked number 
nine y n Runing north East Keeping that Breadth of thirty one 
Rods untill it Comes to the further or north East Side of S d Intes- 
tates Land with the one fourteenth of one half of one third part of 
the Lower falls of pescasick River afore s d with all the previledges 
and appurtenances belonging to S d premises 

6 thly wee have Sett of to Richard one of the Sons of S d Intestate 
for his part of S d Esteate one Lott of Land in that tract Joyning 
to Cap 1 W m more his Land and between pescasick River & S cl hil- 
tons Land which S d Lott is Bounded as follows it begins at a Beach 
tree numbered 3 three Joyning to the part Sett of to y e widdow for 
part of her part in s d tract y 11 Runing South Easterly by S d mores 
Land twenty Eight Rods to a hemlock tree marked number four 
then Runing north East keeping that Breadth of twenty Eight 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 6 1 

Rods untill it Comes to y e north East Side of s d Intastates Land 
with one forteenth of one half of one third of the Lower falls of 
pescasick With the previledges and appurtenances belonging to S d 
premises 

7 thl y wee have Sett of to Benjamin one of the sons of the s d In- 
testate for his part of S d Esteate the Lott Joyning on y e South East 
of Richard's Lott at Cap 1 more's Land at number four and Run 
by S d mores Land South Easterly twenty Eight Rods to a Beach 
tree marked number five then north East keeping that Breadth of 
twenty Eight Rods untill it Comes to the north East Side of Said 
Intestates Land with y e one forteenth of one half of one third of 
the Lower falls of pescasick River with all the priviledges & ap- 
purtenances belonging to Said primises 

gthiy we nave s e tt of to Charles one of the Sons of the Intestate 
for his part of S d Esteate one Lott of Land in that tract Last men- 
tioned Joyning to Cap 1 more's Land afore S d Begining at number 
nine a Beach tree and Run South Easterly twenty Eight Rods 
by S d mores Land to y e widdow's thirds then Runing that 
Breadth of twenty Eight Rods untill it Comes to the north East 
Side of s d Intestates Land with the one fourteenth of Half of one 
third of the Lower falls of pescasick afore said with all the previ- 
lidges and appurtenances belonging to S d premises 

Qthiy wee nave Sett of to John Barber & ann his wife in her 
Right for there part of s d Esteate one part of that tract of Land 
Joyning to pescasick River In Durham where John afore s d had 
his part Begining at John's East Corner & Runs north East thirty 
three Rods & one third of a Rod to Land in the possesion of Jacob 
tash in Durham afore said and Runs up by S d tash's Land North 
Sixty two Degrees and one half one hundred & thirty Six Rods 
to a hemlock tree Spotted Standing by a Large Rock then South 
west forty three Rods & one third of a Rod to Johns Lott afores d 
then by s d Johns Lott to the place where wee first began with the 
one fourteenth of one half of one third part of the Lower falls of 
pescasick afores d with all the previledges and appurtenances be- 
longing to s d premises 



62 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

io thl y wee have Sett of to the S d John perkins and Rebacca his 
wife in her Right for there part of S d Esteate a Lott in that tract 
of Land Joyning to Cap 1 more afores d begining at a Beach Stump 
numbered one and Runs South Easterley by Cap 1 mores Land 
afore s d twenty Eight Rods to a beach tree marked number two 
then Runing North East keeping that Breadth of twenty Eight 
Rods untill it Comes to the North East Side of S d Intestates Land 
with the one fourteenth of one half of one third part of the Lower 
falls of pescasick afores d with all the privelidges and appurtenan- 
ces belonging to S d premises 

jjthiy we nav e Set of to arnold Brick of Greenland in S d province 
& Eleanor his wife in her Right for there part of S d Esteate all 
that Lott of Land Lying between the S d John perkins his Lott Last 
mentioned & pescasick River & hiltons grant afores d that Lays 
mostly ony e north Side of pescasick River Begining at Cap 1 more's 
Land and So Runs north East until it Comes to y e north East side 
of S d Intestates Land with all the one fourteenth part of one half 
of one third of the Lower falls of pescasick afore s d with all the 
previledges and appurtenances belonging to s d premises 

I2 thi y we have Sett of to Ephraim folsom Juner and Eunice his 
wife in her Right a lott of Land Joyning to Robert afores d his Lott 
at the East Corner and Run north East fourteen Rods on y e wid- 
dow's part then north west ward keeping fourteen Rods Broad the 
whole Lenth of S d Robert Lott with one fourteenth of one half 
of one third of the Lower falls of pescasick afores d with all the 
previledges and appurtenances belonging to s d premises 

j^thiy we have Set of to Richard glidden and Elizabeth his wife 
in her Right the Lott number Eight lying on y e north west of 
Joseph's lott afore S d begining at mores Land afores d and Runs 
north East twenty nine Rods wide untill it Comes to the north East 
Side of s d Intestates Land with the one fourteenth of one half of 
one third of the Lower falls of pescasick afores d with all the previ- 
ledges and appurtenances belonging to S d premises 

i4 lh] y wee have Set of to the heirs of mary the wife of Joseph 
glidden one of the Daughters of the S d Intestate in their S d mothers 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 63 

wright a Lott of Land Joynitig to Ephram folsom Juner his Lott 
at y e East Corner and it Runs north East ward to that peace of Salt 
mash Set of to the widdow afore S d then it Runs up north west 
ward Bounding by S d Ephram folsom Juner his Lott on y e South 
west & bounded on Land in the possesion of John Burley william 
perkins & John perkins all afore S d on y e north East and so Runs 
up to the head of S d Intestates Land with y e one fourteenth of one 
half of one third of y e Lower falls on pescasick River with all y e 
privelidges and appurtenances belonging to S d premises as witness 
our hands this 20th Day of June 1740 

Moses Leavit 
Sam 11 Gilman 
Walter Bryent 
[Allowed July 30, 1740.] 

[Account of the administrator for settling the estate ; amount, 
/35.0.0; allowed July 30, 1740.] 

[Order of court, May 30, 1744, allowing the administrator to 
sell real estate.] 

[Administrator's revised account for settling the estate, June 5, 
1744 ; amount, ^36.2.0 ; receipt signed by John Perkins ; wit- 
nesses, Noah Emery and Richard Young.] 



ISAAC WEBSTER 1718 KINGSTON 

[Inventory of the estate of Isaac Webster of Kingston, who 
died Feb. 21, 1 717/18 ; taken May 20, 1718 ; amount, ^191.11.6; 
signed by Jonathan Sanborn and Ebenezer Stevens.] 

[Administration on the estate of Isaac Webster granted to his 
son, John Webster of Kingston, June 4, 17 18.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 29.] 



64 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by John Webster, Jona- 
than Sanborn, and Ebenezer Stevens.] 



RICHARD WHITE 1718 STRATHAM 

[Inventory of the estate of Richard White of Stratham, who died 
March 19, 1717/18 ; amount, ^190.13.0; signed by Thomas Wig- 
gin and Jude Allen ; attested by Sarah White, administratrix, June 
4, 1718.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Sarah White, Jonathan 
Wiggin, and Nathan Johnson ; witnesses, Enoch Sanborn and 
Timothy Waterhouse.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate, by Sarah White, widow 
and administratrix ; amount of estate, ^190.13.0; expenditures, 
^20.16.6 ; allowed and ordered "that y e Children be brought up 
out of the Incom of the Estate : and that Each Child have his pro- 
port ionall part of the reall Estate when they come of age."] 

[Various receipts, bearing signatures of Joshua Peirce, Benjamin 
Leavitt, John Hanaford, John Satchel, and W. Philbrook.] 



JEREMIAH BURNHAM 1718 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Jeremiah Burnham granted to 
his son, John Burnham of Dover, June 5, 17 18.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 121.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Lieut. Jeremiah Burnham, signed by 
Francis Mathes and Joseph Jones, appraisers, and John Burnham, 
administrator; amount, ^860.15.6.] 

[Account of the administration of the estate of Jeremiah Burn- 
ham of Dover, yeoman; amount of estate, ^862.18.9; expendi- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 65 

tures, ^48.14.6 ; allowed June, 1720, and a division among the 
widow and children ordered.] 

[Jeremiah Bur nham makes choice of his brother, Samuel Smith 
of Durham, as his guardian, May 31, 1733.] 

[Guardianship of Jeremiah Burnham, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Jeremiah Burnham of Dover, granted to Sam- 
uel Smith July 24, 1733.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 124.] 

[Various receipts and accounts containing signatures of Samuel 
Smith, John Pray, Peter Greeley, John Peuhallow, Elizabeth Pen- 
hallow, S. Moore, Henry Dyer, John Burnham, Thomas Davis, 
Moses Davis, George Walker, Thomas Ward, Mary Brown, and 
Joseph Smith.] 



JOHN FIELD 1718 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Elizabeth Field, widow, with William Fellows and 
Samuel Hart as sureties, July 4, 17 18, for the administration of the 
estate of her husband, John Field of Portsmouth ; witness, Benja- 
min Gambling.] 

[Administration granted to the widow, Elizabeth Field, July 23, 

1718.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 55.] 



RICHARD ELLIOT 1718 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

The fifth Day of July in the Yeare of our Lord one thousand 
Seven hundred and Eighteene. I Richard Eliot of the Town of 
Portsmouth In New Hampshire in New England Yeoman Being 
weak of Body * * * 
5 



66 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item, I Give to my wife all my Swine & my Geese, one two 
yeare old Heifer & a young Colt, and the use of the East Lower 
Roome in my Dwelling house where I usally Lived Dureing her 
Widow Hood, alsoe the use & Improvement of the one third part 
of all my Lands and the Keeping of the above Given Heifer & 
Colt- 
Item : I Give & Devise unto my Son Richard Eliot (whome I 
Likewise Constitute make & ordaine my Sole Executor of this my 
Last will & Testament) all my Estate in Lands that I now am In 
Possession of, or have any Right title intersterest Claime Property 
Challenge or Demand to : togeather, with all the houses & Build- 
ings whatsoever being in & upon the Same : To have & to hold to 
him his heirs & assignes for Ever : he paying his Sisters : Johannah 
Warren & Susannah Ellithorp the sume of Sixty Pounds Each of 
them : and to be paid in Six years viz 1 ten pounds a peice every 
yeare untill the sixty pounds to them are paid — 

Item : I Give to my Daughter Johannah Warren the sume of 
Sixty Pounds to be paid her by her Brother Richard Eliot his 
heirs &c a ten pounds ^ annum untill the sd Sixty Pounds is paid 
as above 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Susannah Ellithorp the Sume of 
Sixty pounds, to be paid her by her Brother Richard Elliot his heirs 
& a ten pounds ^ annum untill the Said Sixty Pounds be paid as 
above — 

Item my will is that if my Son Rich d Elliot Dye without a male 
Heire : that then my aboves (1 Daughters Shall have thirty pounds 
a peice more paid them out of my Estate att three yearely payments 
as above — and if my said Son Rich d Elliot Dye without Isue that 
then my Estat of Land be Equally Divided between my s d Daugh- 
ters or theire heirs 

Item all the Rest of my Estate in goods & Chatties whatsoever 
I Give unto my S (l Son Richard Elliot : be the same of what name 
or Nature sooever within Doores or w th out and I Doe hereby utterly 
Disanull Disallow & Revoak all & Every other & former Testa- 
ment, will Legacie & Bequest & Ex r by me in Any wise before 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 67 

Named willed or bequested Ratifying allowing & Confirming this 
and Noe other to be my Last will & testament, In Wittness whereof 
I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seale the Day yeare above written 

sealed & Declared : by the said the mark of 

Richard Elliot to bee his Last Richard X Elliot 

will & testament In ^sence of 
uss the Subscribers 

Alexander dennett 
the mark off 

John X Fernald of Kittery 

James Jeffry 

[Proved Sept. 3, 1718.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 17, 1718 ; signed by Ephraim Dennett and 
James Spinney ; amount, ^£584.8.0.] 



JOHN HILL 1718 . GREENLAND 

[Sarah Hill, widow, Joseph Hill, John Hill, and Benjamin Hill, 
sons, renounce administration on the estate of John Hill of Green- 
land in favor of Joshua Hill, another son, Aug. 11, 1718 ; wit- 
nesses, William French, Jonathan Wiggin, and Samuel Davis.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Hill granted to his son, 

Joshua Hill, Sept. 3, 1718.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 61.] 

[Inventory, signed by Samuel Weeks and John Johnson; 
amount, ^49.10.0.] 



ELISHA BRIARD 1718 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Elisha Briard of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Abigail Briard, Sept. 3, 17 18.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 177.] 



68 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, Dec. 3, 17 18 ; amount, ^341.8.0 ; signed by Thomas 
Peirce and George Walker.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 9, p. 178.] 

[Account of Abigail Briard, administratrix, of the settlement of 
the estate of her husband, Elisha Briard of Portsmouth, block- 
maker; amount of estate, ^344.8.0 ; expenditures, ^23.4.6 ; men- 
tions a son and four daughters.] 

Prov e of N Hamp r 

Pursuant to a Warrant bearing date . . . . to us directed, 
by the Hon ble Rich d Waldron Esq r Judge of Probate &c Impower- 
ing us the Subscribers to made a Division of the Estate of Elisha 
Bryard late of Portsmouth Deceased, among his Children, and also 
to Sett off the widows Thirds, after mature Consideration thereon 
we have Agreed to do it as followeth viz* we have Satt off to the 
widdow for her Thirds, the Eastern Lower Room in the Dwelling 
House, the Lento and one Third part of the Cellar, and also that 
part of the Garden that is between the Dwelling House and the 
Land in the Possession of M r James Jaffry, it being fourty Three 
foot in Length from S d House to M r James Jeff rys Fence, and Thirty 
Six foot in breadth from the High Way into the Garden, And for 
Samuel Bryards part the S d Deceased's Son, we allow the western 
Lower Room one Third part of the Cellar, with the back yard from 
the Eud of the Lento to the Western End of the House, and also 
a piece of Land next to Doct r Robert Pickes Laud, fronting on the 
High way Leading to Coll Packer's Twelve foot and from Said 
High Way Keeping the Same Breadth Eighty five foot to the Land 
in the possession of m r James Jeff ry aforesaid with that part of the 
Blockmakers Shop which Stands on Said piece of Land & all other 
Buildings thereon, And all the Remainder of the Dwelling House, 
Buildings & Land we allot to the Deceaseds four Daughters which 
allotment cant be Easily Divided and the Said Daughters being 
willing that their parts might Remain Together, we Leave the 
Division thereof to be done by themselves, The Said Division is 



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Further Explained by a platt of the Deceaseds House and L,and 
hereunto Annexed, As Wittness our hands the fourth Day of De- 
cember Annoq Dom : 1722 

Hen Sherburne 
Joseph Slier burn 
Clement Hughes 

memorand™ There is due to the Province of New Hamp r on the 
S d House & Iyand the sum of Sixteen pounds fifteen Shill s w ch the 
Children are to pay According to their Severall proportions, That 
is y e Son Two Sixs and the Daughters Each one Sixth part 

[Allowed Dec. 5, 1722.] 

[Various receipts, containing signatures of Thomas Peirce, 
Clement Hughes, and Eliza Alcock.j 



JOHN HOBBS 1718 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of John Hobbs of Hampton 

granted to his son-in-law, Joseph Towle of Hampton, Sept. 3, 

17 18, the widow, Sarah Hobbs, formerly administratrix, having 

died.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 104.] 

[Bond of Joseph Towle, with John Sanborn and William Stam- 
ford as sureties, all of Hampton, in the sum of ^500, Sept. 8, 
1718 ; witnesses, Ephraim Dennett and Benjamin Gambling.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 15, 1718 ; amount, ^291.0.4 ; signed by John 
Sherburne and Edmund Rand.] 

[Power of attorney, Aug. 31, 17 19, from Mary L,eavitt of Hamp- 
ton, spinster, to her friend, Reuben Marston of Hampton, for the 
division of the estate of John Hobbs of Hampton ; witnesses, 
Nathaniel Sargent and Samuel Moody, Jr.] 



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Articles of Agreement made concluded & Fully agreed upon 
Between Joseph Towle sen r of Hampton in y e Province of New- 
hampshire in Newengland Farmer of the One Part And Reuben 
Marston of y e same town and province yeoman of y e Other Part for 
him self & in Behalf of Hobbs Leavit And Mary Leavit witnes : 
that Whereas there are sundry Parcels or tracts of land Marsh & 
Meadow as also Divers moveables Which were Formerly of y e Es- 
tates of John Hobbs and Sarah hobbs late of Hampton Deceased.: 
But now to be Equally divided to & between y e s d Joseph towle 
& s d Reuben Marston The s d Parties have concluded & mutually 
agreed as followeth Viz 1 

Imprim s the s d Joseph towle to Have posess and Injoy y* Half 
of y e Lott or share of land laying over north Hill Bridg Which 
lays on y e south side of s d lott And Reuben Marston to have 
posess & Injoy the other half of s d lot : viz* : y* half y* lays on y e 
North side of s d lott 

Item Joseph towle to have y* half of y e little River marsh (so 
called : y 1 lays on y e West side of said marsh : And Reuben Mars- 
ton to have y* half of s d lott y* lays on y e East side of s d Marsh 

Item Joseph Towle to Have y* half of the Lott or share of mea- 
dow laying near y e Beech y 1 lays on y e south side of s d lott : And 
Reuben Marston to have y e half of s d meadow which lays on y e 
north side of s d lott of meadow 

Item Joseph towle to have y e Half of y e Lott or share of meadow 
laying in y e spring marshes Which lays on y e West side of s d lot of 
meadow And Reuben Marston to have y e half of s d meadow Which 
layes on the East side of s d lott of meadow 

Item Joseph Towle to Have y e half of y e lott or share of Fresh 
meadow laying by Pages : w ch lays on y e West side of said lott or 
share And Reuben Marston to have the half of said lot of meadow 
Which lays on y e East side 

Item Joseph Towle to Have y e half of y e lott of meadow laying 
in Alder meadow Which lays on the West side of said lott & Reuben 
Marston to have y e half of s d lott of s d meadow which lays on y e 
East side of s d lot of meadow 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 71 

Item the Right to the share or Part of y e undevied : Cow Com- 
mon to be in common between s d towle & s d Marston 

Item The Lott in y e Beech meadow (so called) to be in common 
between s d towle & s d marston 

Item the moveables are equally divided between y e s d Joseph 
towle & said Reuben Marston 

And For the true performance of all above Written We the s d 
Joseph towle & s d Reuben Marston Doe by these Presents bind & 
Oblige our selves our heirs Executors and Admd s Bach unto y e other 
in the penials sum of one Hundred Pounds of Good & Lawfull 
money of New England above s d to be Well & truly Paid by y e 
Defecttive party to y e Party performing all above written ; In Wit- 
ness Whereof the Parties to these presents have set their hands & 
seals this twenty Fift day of feb ry in the Sixth year of King George 
his Reign over Grate Britain : Annoqe Domini 1719/20 

signed sealed & Delivered in the mark & seal of 

Presence of us Witneses Joseph X towle 

Jabez Smith Reuben Marston 

Hannah Smith in behalf of himself & as guar- 

dian to Hobs L,eavit & mary 
Leavit 

[Allowed March 2, 1719/20.] 



SARAH HOBBS 1718 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Sarah Hobbs of Hampton grant- 
ed to her son-in-law, Joseph Towle of Hampton, Sept. 3, 1718.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 106.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 15, 1718 ; amount, ^32.8.8; signed by John 
Sherburne and Edmund Rand.] 



72 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

WIIJJAM PARTRIDGE 1718 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Partridge of Ports- 
month granted to his son, Nehemiah Partridge of Portsmouth, 
Sept. 3, 1718.] 

[Probate records, vol. 10, p. ioo.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 28, 1718. authorizing Thomas Phipps, Clement 
Hughes, and William Cotton, all of Portsmouth, to receive claims 
against the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Paul Gerrish and William Hunking ; 
amount, ^256. 5.0.] 

[Order of court, March 27, 1719, allowing the administrator to 
sell real estate to pay debts, the estate being insolvent.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate; amount 
of estate, deducting expenses of settlement and funeral charges, 
^112.17.0; claims against estate, ^360.1.1 J; allowed March 14, 
1721/2 ; mentions a widow.] 

[Various accounts, notes, etc., containing signatures of Robert 
Pike, Daniel Quick, John Pickering, Michael Whidden, Charles 
Gott, William Partridge, Jr., Edward Polly, Samuel Penhallow, 
Jr., John Penhallow, John Roberts, Sobriety Thomas, Hannah 
Smith, Richard Wibird, Jotham Odiorne, William Parker 
Thomas Spinney, George Jaffrey, David Jeffries, Thomas Peirce, 
Nicholas Mead, Arthur Jaffrey, Sarah Partridge, William Cotton, 
Thomas Phipps, and Clement Hughes. 

Mentions son Langbridge, and in another bill occurs the name 
John Langbridge.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 73 

JOHN SNELL 1718 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Snell of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Elizabeth [Hannah in Probate Minutes] 
Snell, and his son-in-law, William Foss, Sept, 3, 1718.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 59.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 17, 1718 ; amount, ,£592.6.6; signed by 
Thomas Peirce and Edward Toogood ; attested by Elizabeth Snell 
and William Foss, administrators, Dec. 3, 1718; mentions "dwel- 
linghous & land wich Allixander lives in."] 

[Order of court, Oct. 27, 1719, authorizing the administrators to 
sell real estate.] 



ROBERT ELLIOT 1718 NEWCASTLE 

In the Name of God Amen I Robert Elliott of y e Town of New 

Castle in y e Province of New Hampsh r Being in Good helth * 

* * 

I make Ordain and Impower my Sons in Law Coll° George 
Vaughan Cap tn Timothy Gerrish and Maj or Charles ffrost and Cap tn 
Daniel Greenough Execut rs of this my last will and Testament of 
my hole Estate after my Just Debts and Funerall Charges Paid — 

I Give my Execut rs Power to Receive all my Debts due by books 
as Bills and Bonds to be Divided between my four Daughters 
Children and I Give my Execut rs out of Debts twenty pounds five 
pounds each — 

I Give to Coll George Vaughan all my farms at Blew point with 
y e marsh and the thach bank of Crooked lane with Greefings land 
and Marsh and Collins Land and Marsh all Laying at Blew point. 

I Give to Sarah Pepperrell and Margery Pepperrell Cape Eliza- 
beth only Reserveing two Hundred Acres of Land to y e west Side 
of Robert Jordains house Formerly for Sarah Greenough and to 



74 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

her Heirs forever — And To y e two Children Sarah and Margery 
Pepperrell all y e Marsh tfiat belongs to Robert Jordain at Spur- 
wink and y e pond Marsh 

I Give to Cap tn Timothy Gerrish and Sarah his Wife and the 
Heirs borne of her my Island Called by y e Name of Champernown 
Island as by Deed Given them — 

I Give Elliot Vaughan my farm at Dunston with y e Marsh and 
my Debt due from Wiggens — 

I give to Cap tn Daniel Greenough and to Abigail his wife y e 
Heirs of her body my Dwelling house & wharfe and Garden and 
all my land upon Great Island as by Deed Given him I Give to 
Sarah Greenough my farm at Spurwink and Marsh belonging to it 

I Give all my Plate to my four Daughters to be Divided Equally 
between them and all y e linnen that is in y e Great Trunk with my 
Wifes linnen in y e Chest Draws in y e Parler Beding and Sheets to 
be Divided Equall and Cattle and Sheep to be Divided Equall Ex- 
cepting Two Oxen and two Steers to Rob 1 Elliot Gerrish and 
all y e things that belong to y e farm that are in y e House and that 
James Joyce my be keept and Maintained Well as long as he lives 
with all Necessarys meat Drink, Washing and lodging as long as 
he lives 

I Give to Robert Greenough my Rapier with y e Silver head and 
to Daniel his Broth r my Cane Silver head 

I Give to Elliot ffrost and Daniel Greenough and Abigail Green- 
ough all my land that will fall to my Proportion of y e Commons 
at Kittery and their Heirs forever 

I do Hereby Constitute and Appoint my loving Broth r Will" 1 
Pepperrell Sen r and Cap tn John ffrost and Cap tn John Hollicom and 
M r Will m Pepperrell Jun r Overseers of this my last Will and Tes- 
tament making Null and Void all former wills and Testaments — 

And I Pray my over seers See this my Will Truly Performed I 
Publish and Declare this to be my last Will and Testament and 
Renounce all former Wills 

In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 
Tenth day of Nov 1 One Thousand Seven hundred and Eighteen 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 75 

and in the fifth Year of y e Reign of our Soveraign King George of 
Great Brittain 17 18 ffrance and Ireland &C* 

Entered before Signing & Sealing 

I Give Bess Child Clear be freedom at Twenty Years Old, And 
Bess her time three years after my Death I Give Bess a heffer 
three Years old, and I Give my Cuz n Hollicom a heffer of three 
Years Old 

Signed and Sealed In ^sence Robert Elliot 

of Us 

Sha d Walton 

Jn° ffrost 

John Morriss 

[Proved July 7, 1724,] 

[York Count v, Me., Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 133.] 

[Capt. Timothy Gerrish declines to act as executor May 14, 
1724, and Col. George Vaughan and Major Charles Frost decline 
July 7, 1724.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 134.] 

[Inventory of the estate in York county, Me., Sept. 7, 1724 ; 
a negro woman called Bess, valued at ^20.0.0, a negro girl be- 
tween two and three years old, valued at ^9.0.0; attested by 
William Pepperell, Jr., John Dennett, and Ebenezer Moore Oct. 
7, 1724, who state that "they Went to Cap tn Timothy Gerrishes 
who refused to Shew them Any thing there at his house where y e 
Said Rob* Elliot lately Dwelt." 

An addition of ^60.11.3, debts received, was made to the in- 
ventory April 7, 1725.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 142.] 



GEORGE KENNISTON 1718 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of George Kenniston of Ports- 
mouth granted to his widow, Bridget Kenniston, Nov. 10, 1718.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 115.] 



76 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory of the estate of George Kenniston, who died March 
14, 1717/18 ; amount, ^89.7.8 ; signed by Samuel King and 
Daniel Allen.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 116.] 



EDWARD STEVENS 1718 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Edward Stevens of Exeter 
granted to his widow, Elizabeth Stevens, Dec. 3, 1718.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 83. j 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Elizabeth Stevens, 
John Gilman, and John Thing ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling 
and Jonathan Folsom.] 

[Inventory, April 13, 1719; amount, ^239.11.0; signed by 
John Gilman and Nicholas Gordon.] 

[Order of court, June 8, 1720, authorizing the administratrix 
to sell real estate to the amount of ^30.] 

Articles of Agreem* Indent d made Conclud d & Agreed upon 
by & Between Samuel Stevens & Edward Stevens both of Exeter 
In ye Pro e of N — Harnp 1 In N— Engl d Yeomen In man'er & forme 
following y* is to say : w r as our Hon rd father Edw d Stevens 
late of Exeter Dec d died Seiz d & Possess d of lands meadows &e : of 
w ch we y e aboves d Parties are In Possession as Tenants In Common 
& Fee Simple we y e s d Sam 11 Stevens & Edw d Stevens have unani- 
musly Agreed to Divide & Allot & do hereby own Acknowledge & 
Declare y* we have unanimusly Allott d & Divid d to Each other 
our sole & whole Right Title & Interest of or unto al y e lands or 
meadows left as aboves d to Each & both of our satisfactions and 
Content w ch Division or ^ticular allotm* is as follows to Sam 11 
Stevens to have for his part of y e Home land al y* land lying or 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 77 

Being on y e West side of y e way y* leadeth to Dear Hill w r y e s d 
Sam 11 Stevens now Dweling House stands & on y e East side of y e 
s d way y e s d Sam 11 Stevens to Begin at y e Norwest Corner of Jo 9 
Things land & so runing Bounding on y e highway thirteen rods 
& from thence to run Easterly one hundred and thirty rods to a 
White Burch spott d on four sides standing twenty rods Due north 
from Jo s Things line from thence to run south about 80 Degrees 
East to a heap of Rocks Being or lying In Rich d Smiths line & so 
al y e land on y e south side of y e s d line or Being Between s d line 
& Jo s Things land & also one third part of y e sixty acres of land 
at Watchuck on y e south or southerly End of s d land to be to y e 
sole & ^peruse Benefit & Behoof of him y e s d Sam n Stevens his 
heirs Exe rs Adm rs & Assigns To have hold Posses & Enjoy w th out 
any y e least let hinderance molestation or Disturbance from me 
y e s d Edw d Stevens my heirs Ex rs or Adm rs or any laying Just 
Right or Claim thereunto from by or under me Edw d Stevens to 
have for his share al y* land on y e East side of y e highway aboves d 
lying or Being Between y e aboves d Division line & y e land of Nich s 
Gorden & also two thirds of y e sixty acres of land at Watchuck 
tolye y e north or notherly End of y e s d land to be y e sole & 
fJper use & Benefit of him y e s d Edw d Stevens his heirs Ex rs Adm rs 
& Assigns forever to have hold Possess & Enjoy w th out any y e 
least let hinderance Molestation or Disturbance from me y e s d 
Sam 11 Stevens my heirs Exe rs Adm rs or any laying Just Right or 
Claim thereunto from by or under me w th w ch Division as above 
Exprest we acknowledge our selves fully satisfy d Content d & pd : 
as y e whole ^portion of our Estate left us by our Hon rd father 
Edw d Stevens aboves d Dec d In Confirmation w r of we y e s d Sam 11 
Stevens & Edw d Stevens have Interchangeably set to our hands & 
seals this 23 d day of feb ry An°q: Dom : 1739 : 

Sign d Seal d & D d Each to y e Samuel Stevens 

Other In ^sence of us his 

EHsha Odlin Edw d X Stevens 

Edw d Gil man mark 

[Deeds, vol. 25, p. 125.] 



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JOHN WENTWORTH 1718/19 DOVER 

m r w m Cotton desiring adm : on Jn° Wentworths Estate (his 
widow having renounc'd) 

Joseph Beard & Jn° Waldron apprisors 

mem d not to proceed till y e Renuntiation appear &c 

[Probate Minutes, March 4, 1718/19.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Wentworth of Dover 
granted to William Cotton of Portsmouth March 4, 1718/19.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 91.] 

[Warrant, June 10, 1719, authorizing Capt. John Pickering, 
Clement Hughes, and Capt. Joshua Peirce, all of Portsmouth, to 
receive claims against the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 15, 1719 ; amount, ^367.12.2 ; signed by 
Hatevil Roberts and James Warren.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Wentworth of Dover 
granted to William Cotton of Portsmouth, May 10, 1721.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 68.] 

[Warrant, May 10, 1721, authorizing Capt. Nathaniel Gerrish, 

James Grant, and Thomas Butler, all of Berwick, Me., to appraise 

the estate in York county, Me.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 73.] 

[License to the administrator June 7, 1721, to sell real estate.] 
[Probate Minutes, June 7, 1721.] 

[Inventory of the estate in York county, Me., Aug. 8, 1721 ; 
sixty acres of land in Berwick, Me., valued at ^"i 20.0.0.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 73.] 

[Administrator's account against the estate, April 3, 1723 ; 
amount, ^9. 4. 6.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 102.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 79 

[Various accounts, notes, receipts, etc., containing signatures of 
John Reed, John Went worth, John Tuttle, Richard Ackland, 
Howard Henderson, John Pickering, John Tibbetts, James Davis, 
John Lane, Ebenezer Coburn, Joseph Jackson, Jotham Odiorne, 
John Plaisted, Richard Hussey, Thomas Packer, Daniel Sawyer, 
John Croade, Joseph Pray, Charles Frost, Roger Plaisted, Joseph 
Roberts, Benjamin Peirce, Nicholas Follett, Samuel Plaisted, 
William Stiles, Martha Wentworth, Ephraim Tibbetts, John 
Hooper, Thomas Cox, Samuel Hinckes, John Morrill, John Scott, 
Samuel Thing, Richard Wibird, William Fellows, Valentine 
Scates, John Thing, Peter Folsom, Nicholas Gilman, Elizabeth 
Field, Samuel Penhallow, and Mary Brown.] 



WILLIAM SANBORN 1718/19 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of William Sanborn of Hampton 
granted to his widow, Elizabeth Sanborn, March 4, 1718/19.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 98.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Elizabeth Sanborn, Joseph Tilton, 
and Benjamin Sanborn ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and John 
Thing.] 

[Warrant, March 25, 17 19, authorizing Capt. Joseph Tilton and 
Benjamin Sanborn, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 1,-1719; amount, ^427.12.10; signed by 
Joseph Tilton and Benjamin Sanborn.] 



THOMAS MARSHALL 1718/19 NEWCASTLE 

upon y e motion of Jotham odiorne Esq r order'd that Sarah 
marshall be cited to appear & shew cause why she does not take 
admin : on her husband Tho : marshalls Estate 

[Probate Minutes, March 4, 1718/19.] 



80 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Sarah Marshall, Daniel Greenough, 
and Samuel Hinckes ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Joseph 
Moulton.] 

[Warrant, March 5, 17 18/19, authorizing Hugh Reed and 
Daniel Greenough, both of Newcastle, to appraise the estate of 
Thomas Marshall of Newcastle, administration of which is granted 
to his widow, Sarah Marshall.] 

[Inventory, June 1, 1719 ; amount, ^93.16.0 ; signed by Daniel 
Greenough and Hugh Reed.] 

[Partial list of claims against the estate ; amount, ^67.10.7.] 



PETER HARVEY 1718/19 

[Citation, March 9, 17 18/19, to John Christie, mate of the ship 
Happy Return, to appear and exhibit the property of Peter Harvey 
to the appraisers of his estate, Jotham Odiorne, James Jeffry, and 
John Cutt, administration being granted to Capt. Joshua Peirce.] 



PHILIP WHITE 1719 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Philip White of Portsmouth 
granted to his son, Samuel White of Portsmouth, joiner, April 7, 
1719.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 2, p. 178.] 



JANE GERRISH 1719 

Rich d Waldron & Geo : Jaffry Esq being Two of The Exec rs 
appointed in The last will and Testam* of M rs Jane Gerrish Dec d 
presented The Said Will to This board as y e Supream probate & 
prayed That The Siine might be there proved The Wittnesses 
being ^sent, it was done accordingly 

[Council Records, May 2, 1719.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 8 1 

SPLAN LOVELL 1719 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Splan Lovell of Portsmouth 
granted to his son-in-law, Joseph Sherburne of Portsmouth, mari- 
ner, May 20, 1719.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 135.] 

[Mary Lovell renounces administration on the estate of her hus- 
band, Splan Lovell, Aug. 8, 1719, and asks that it be granted to 
her son-in-law, Joseph Sherburne.] 

[Bond, in« blank, signed by Joseph Sherburne, George Jaffrey, 
and Robert Armstrong ; witnesses, Mary Gambling and Elizabeth 
Penhallow.] 



THOMAS WENTWORTH 1719 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Wentworth granted to 

John Thing of Exeter and his wife, Love Thing, formerly widow 

of the deceased, June 3, 17 19.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 119. J 

[Warrant, June 29, 17 19, authorizing Major John Gilman and 
Capt. Jonathan Thing, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate of 
Thomas Wentworth of Dover, mariner.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 31, 1719 ; amount, ^100. 0.0; signed by John 
Gilman and Jonathan Thing.] 

mem d Cap 1 Paul Wentworth appointed Guardian to Eliz a Went- 
worth Daughter to Tho: Wentworth dec d being a minor he giving 
bonds &c 

[Probate Minutes, March 8, 1 720/1.] 



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82 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JAMES THOMAS 1719 DOVER 

admin : granted to Mary Thomas widow of James Thomas, 
warr* appraism* to be sent to Cap 1 Mathews & Joseph Jones 
[Probate Minutes, June 3, 1719.J 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Mary Thomas, John Smith, and 
Cornelius Connor ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and John Gove.] 

[Warrant, June 27, 1719, authorizing Capt. Francis Mathes and 
Lieut. Joseph Jones, both of Dover, to appraise the estate of James 
Thomas of Dover.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 7, 1719; amount, ^995.6.0 ; signed by Francis 
Mathes and Joseph Jones.] 



JOHN BEAN 1719 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of John Bean of Exeter granted 
to his widow, Sarah Bean, June 3, 17 19.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 149.] 

[Warrant, June 24, 1719, authorizing Thomas Webster and 
Jeremiah Bean, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of the estate of John Bean, carpenter, Aug. 20, 1719 ; 
amount, ^417.3.6 ; signed by Thomas Webster and Jeremiah 
Bean.] 

[List of claims against the estate ; amount, ^144.0.11.] 

[License, March 2, 1719/20, to the administratrix to sell real 

estate.] 

[Probate Minutes, March 2, 1719/20.] 

[Guardianship of John Bean, aged eighteen years, son of John 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 83 

Bean of Exeter, granted to Zebulon Giddings of Exeter June 25, 
I734-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 34.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, June 25, 1734, signed by Zebu- 
lon Giddings, Nathaniel Webster, and Robert Barber ; witnesses, 
John Penhallow and Elizabeth Penhallow. "Mem° this is a Bond 
of Guardianship for Jn° Bean son of Jn° Bean."] 



JAMES RANDALL 1719 NEWCASTLE 

In the name of god amen the tenth of June 17 19 I James Rendle 
of the town of new Casel husbanman : in newhamshear being weak 
inboody * * * 

Item I give and bequeth to my only son James Rendle all my 
hold estate of what kind so ever it be lying or being with in the 
town of new Cassel Item I give to my two dafters mary Talton 
and kathren Jorden my farm that lieth in Portsmouth that samuel 
sevey liveth now in or any other land that doth there belong to 
me : and all the stock that he had with the said farm or what other 
things he had for his youst as will appeare mary is to take her half 
of the farm at the northest next at Ross and so along the way half 
way and so back northwest : and kathren the other half of said 
farm and what one half is beter then the other must mak it good 
to the other : elias Talton is to pay f ourten pound to the gran Com- 
mety forty shelens ayeare : and James is to pay four pound ; forty 
shelens ayeare to the grand Commity : besiads what he is to pay 
yearly to the grand Commity for this at horn and James is to have 
the twelve pounds that Perkens is to pay as appeares by bill and 
what other Dets are to pay dets ; I doe farther order that my brother 
John yetton and my brother edward marston Shall be my hole Ex- 
cetors to this my Last will and Testemment to see It fullfeld in 
evry petekeler : given under my hand and seal this 16 th June 



84 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

sined seled in the presence of us James Rendle 

John Odiorn 

Sarah Rand her mark 

John March 
[Proved Nov. 12, 1753, by Sarah Jordan, formerly Sarah Rand.] 

[Warrant, March 26, 1720, authorizing John Sherburne and 
John Odiorue, both of Newcastle, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of the estate; amount, ,£985.0.0; signed by John 
Sherburne and John Odiorne.] 



DAVID KINCAID 17 19 DOVER 

In the fear And Name of God Amen the tvventie threed day of 
June one thowsand sevin hundered and nynteen I David Kincaid 
off the tounship off dover and provanc off Newhempshir being 
Aged and Struckin in years * * * 

impremise I will and bequath unto my Loving wife Anne Kin- 
caid that fourtie sheares of Land sold bv Moses Davis Sinior to 
me Now Called by the Name of Camsee to her her heirs or asign- 
eyes for ever and free off all manner off troubles or incumberance 
to use and dispose of as she shall think fitt also I leave and be- 
quath unto my said wife Anne kincaid my now dwelling house 
with all my Lands in tilag mowing and pastorag thereto belong- 
ing with all my Stock and moveable Goods within ami without 
doores and that during her Widowhood but if she shall Contract 
mariag the one halff off the Land pertaining to the now dwellin 
house to her and the other halff to my Loving Son Napthalie Cin- 
caid her halff to remaiue hers during her naturall Life and at her 
decease to be the said Napthalies Cincaids to him his heirs or 
asigneyes for ever Likwayes I Leave and beqwath my daughter 
Hannah hay fiftie shilinges in money to be payed in money and 
fiftie shilings in money to my daughter Sarrah Cincaid and that 
within two yeares after my decase And do here be Constitut my 



NEW HAMPSHIRK WILLS 85 

Loving wife Anne Cincaid my Lawfull executrix in all things in 
trust to see this my Last will performed in all things above men- 
tioned I here unto doe atiex my hand and seall the day and year 
above written in presence of these witneses 

James Davis David Kincaid 

Thomas Davis 

Daniel Davis 

[Proved March 6, 1722/3.] 

[Inventory, May 14, 1723; amount, ^244.9.0; signed by 
Samuel Emerson and Eli Clark.] 



JOHN FULLER 1719 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen : this : 9 th day of July : 17 19 : I : 
John Fuller of Hampton in y e Province of Newhampsheir in New- 
england being Now Well * * * 

Itim I Give unto my son Thomas Fuller my house & Barn & all 
my land Whear y e house is on Each side of y e high way & two 
shears in y e second North division y* lies near y e upper saw mill 
& half a share of marsh att y e Grate oxcommon y e East End : 
& my Piece of marsh that lies near y e landing place : & a share att 
Winnecott meddow and my share in y e Cow Common on this 
part of y e town as it now is and all my Cattel & horses sheep & 
swine onely I resarve tow Cows to : be desposed of hear after 

Itim: I Give unto my son James Fuller Half a share in y e 
second North Division y 1 I bought of Joseph moulton it lies near 
Winnecott bridg & half my spring marsh & What Cloas I have 
of all sorts I give to him & two axes 

Itim I give unto Benoney Fuller Half a share in y e second North 
division y 1 I bought of Joseph moulton it lies near Winnicott 
bridg & you my two sons James & benoney Fuller are to devide y e 
share between you : & half my spring marsh I give unto my son 
Benoney Fuller 



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Itim I give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Fuller liberty to live 
in my house untill she be married & I Doe ourder my son Thomas 
Fuller to Find her Convenant victuals & Drinck until she be mar- 
ried and upon her marrige day to Deliver her a good Cow or Five 
pound of money which he pleases & I Doe order my daughter 
Elisabeth to doe her brothers Work about y e hous for him self as 
long as she shall live with him 

Itim I Give unto my Daughter Rachel Fuller liberty to live in 
my house untill she be married & I order my son Thomas Fuller 
to let her have three Buchels of Corn & Fifty pound of meat a year 
& Every year untill she be married & then upon her marriage day 
I Doe order him y e said Thomas Fuller to Deliver to her a good 
Cow or Five pound of money Which he pleases to doe 

And all my Estate that is not all redey mentioned Whether it be 
Rael or personal Estate or let it be what it will I Give it to my 
son Thomas Fuller 

And to this my last Will & Tstament : I Doe Constitute & 
appoint Benoney Fuller & Thomas Fuller Joynt Executors & in 
Case of y e Dearth of y e one y e sirviver to be sole Executor 

Thus Commending my self yore selves to y e Grace of God : 

And I Doe signe this my last will & Testament With my hand 
& seal it with my seal this Ninth day of July in y e Fifth year of 
King George his Reign over Grate Britain Anno Domi : one thou- 
san seven hundred & Nineteen : I John Fuller of Ham on signed 
& Declared this to be my last will & Testament 
Before us Wittneses the Mark and 

Jabez Smith X 

John Shurburn Seal of John Fuller 

Edmund Rand 

[Proved Dec. 2, 1719.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 28, 1719; amount, ^451.8.0; taken by Jabez 
Smith and John Sherburne of Hampton.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 87 

RICHARD WILCOMB 1719 STAR ISLAND 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Wilcomb of Star 

island granted to his grandson, William Wilcomb of Ipswich, 

Mass., Aug. 11, 1719.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 113.] 



THOMAS PICKERING 1719 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of god Amen I thomas pickerin of portsm in New 

hampshire being in perfect memory but very weak in body 

* * 

I give & bequeath unto my belloved wiff mary the third part of 
all my Est at both Reall & personall : dewering her nateurall Liff 
to be Improved for her Comfertabell subsistance, & Iff in cas my 
said wiff shall see caus to chaing her Condetion by maring again 
my will is that shee shall have the full thirds of both raill & per- 
sonal Estat to say the yearly produce there of her third to remain 
on the place for the beter manedg thereof 

secondly my will is that the other too thirds shall be kep* good 
dewering her nateurall Liff by my Executor So that the farm be 
well Improved to y e best advantidg 

thirdly I give & bequeath unto my three sons James Joshua & 
thomas pickerin all my wholl Estat both movabells & Emmovea- 
bells to say too thirds thereof Emediately after my desece the other 
third emediatly Affter the desece of their mother mary my now wiff 
allso my will is that their to thirds of y e stock shall be constently 
keep on the place dewering their mothers Liff affter which to be 
Equally devided between them / & and all the Land I give to them 
in Equall proportion & to each of their heirs Executors &c forever 
& whearas It hath plees god to bestoo uppon me nin daughters 
\iz : mary sary Rebecka Abygall hazeliponi hanah Elizabeth 
martha & mehetabell pickerin my will Is & I doe hereby give & 
bequeath unto every on of my sd nin daughters f o^ty pounds Apece 



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to be payed by my three sons James Joshua & thomas in Equall 
proportion out of the Estat I have given as above sd in money or 
goods as bought & sold for mony to say seven of them to be payed 
their portion of forty pounds apece within to year after my desece 
the too yongest within three years affter my desece & wheareas I 
have given severall of my s d daughters considerabell all Redy my 
will Is that what I have all Redy give shall be descounted & abated 
out of the forty pounds to be payed for there porshon the remainder 
to be payed as afore saied. 

f orthly as to my hous & Land at y* bank I give & bequeath untoo 
my daughter Sary abygall & Mehetabell In Equall proposhon to be 
holdin by them & their hirs Executors & asigns for ever which sd 
house & Land I valeu at on hundred pounds money So that my 
S d three sons pay unto these three daughters twenty pounds with 
in thre years affter my desece which shall be y e full of each of 
their portions ; the other six to be payed as afore said & I doe make 
my beloved wiff mary my Exetrix & my too sons James & Joshua 
pickerin Executors with their mother to see this my will performed 
In all Respects In comformation hereof I have here unto set my 
hand & seall this 14 th day of August on thousand seven hundred 
& nineteen — 17 19 — 

signed sealled & delived In Tho pickerin 

presents of 

the mark of 

Richard X place 

John Pickerin 

samuel tomson 

[Proved April 20, 1720.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 16, 1720, authorizing John Pickering and 
William Cotton, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 18, 1720; amount, ^457.12.5; signed by John 
Pickering and William Cotton.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 89 

JOHN CHESLEY 1719 

[Warrant, Aug. 27, 1719, authorizing Capt. Stephen Jones and 
Jonathan Woodman to take an inventory of the estate of John 
Chesley.] 

Hannah Chesley desiring to admin r on her late husband Jn° 

Chesly his Estate allow'd Cap* Stephen Jones & Jona : Woodman 

apprisors 

[Probate Minutes, Sept. 2, 1719.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Hannah Chesley, William Jackson, 
and Samuel Chesley ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Nathan 
L,ongfellow.] 

[Inventory, Oyster River, Sept. 27, 17 19 ; amount, ^265.9.0 ; 
signed by Stephen Jones and Jonathan Woodman.] 



JOHN LEAVITT 1719 HAMPTON 

[Hobbs L^eavitt of Hampton, minor, son of John L,eavitt of 
Hampton, his father and mother being dead, makes choice of his 
brother-in-law, Reuben Marston, as his guardian Aug. 31, 1719; 
witnesses, Nathaniel Sargent and Samuel Moody, Jr.] 



JOSHUA CROCKETT 1719 

Sarah Crocket desiring admin : on her late husband Joshua 

Crocket his Estate allow'd 

Cap 1 Knight & Clem* Hughes appraisors 
[Probate Minutes, Sept. 2, 1719] 



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THEODORE ATKINSON 1719 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Theodore Atkinson of New- 
castle granted to his widow, Mary Atkinson, and his son, Theodore 

Atkinson, , 1719.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 144.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Mary Atkinson, Theodore Atkinson, 
Samuel Penhallow, and Thomas Packer ; witnesses, Benjamin 
Gambling and George Walton.] 

[Bond of Theodore Atkinson of Newcastle, gentleman, with 
Nathaniel Green, distiller, and Henry Deering, shopkeeper, both 
of Boston, as sureties, Sept. 17, 17 19, in the sum of ^1000, for 
the administration of the estate ; witnesses, Penn Townsend and 
Jane Sewall.] 

[Suffolk County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Inventory of the estate ; amount, ^1425.3.9 ; signed by Daniel 
Greenongh and Hugh Reed ; attested by Mary Atkinson and 
Theodore Atkinson, administrators, Dec. 3, 1719.] 

[Inventory of Boston property, Dec. 29, 17 19; amount, 
^850.0.0 ; signed by Jonathan Loriug, Edward Gray, and Ben- 
jamin Brams.] 

[Suffolk County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Schedule of Suffolk county claims against the estate, July 9, 
1722 ; amount, ^1074.18.9; allowed Nov. 9, 1722.] 

[Suffolk County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



HENRY DYER 1719 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Dyer of Exeter granted 

to George Jaffrey of Portsmouth Nov. 7, 1719.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 183.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 9 1 

[Bond of George Jaffrey, with Richard Wibird and John Cutt 
as sureties, all of Portsmouth, Nov. 7, 17 19, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, Nathaniel Gerrish and Benjamin 
Gambling.] 

[Inventory, signed by Thomas Wilson and Josiah Hall; amount, 
^273.18.6 ; attested Oct. 30, 1721 ; also invoice of goods, Oct. 1, 
1719, delivered to the administrator by the widow, and sold by 
him; amount, ^125.19.11 ; total estate, ^399. 18.5.] 

m r Geo : Jaffrey adm r to m r Hen : Dyers Estate making it ap- 
pear that the s d Estate is Insolvent order 'd that Cap 1 Josh : Peirce 
m r \ym Fellows & m r Clem 1 Hughes be Com'issioners to receive 

y e claims &c 

[Probate Minutes, June 21, 172L] 

[License to the administrator, March 9, 172 1/2, to sell real 

estate.] 

[Probate Minutes, March 9, 172 1/2.] 

[License to George Jaffrey, administrator, Dec. 5, 1722, to sell 

real estate.] 

[Probate Minutes, Dec. 5, 1722.] 



THOMAS STEVENS 1719 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Samuel Adams, maltster, with John Vifen, rope 
maker, and Samuel Holbrook, cordwainer, as sureties, all of Bos- 
ton, Nov. 24, 17 19, in the sume of ^60, for the guardianship of 
Thomas Stevens, aged about 16 years, son of Thomas Stevens of 
Piscataqua, mariner; witnesses, James Bromley and John BoydelL] 

[Suffolk County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



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THEOPHILUS COTTON 1719 HAMPTON 

In The Name off God Amen. — The First Day of December y In 
the year of onr Lord one Thousand seven hundred, & Nineteen; 
I Theophilus Cotton off Hampton, In the Province off N : Hamp- 
shire clerk Being (threw divine goodness) sound In mind & mem- 
ory, but weak & Low In body ; 

Imprimis. I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary 
Cotton, all my Estate both Real and ^sonall In Hampton or Elce- 
wher, to be Intirely att her Disposall, as she shall think fitt, after 
my Discease ; The Legacyes following Excepted. 

2ly. I give and bequeath unto that Church In Hampton, wher- 
off I am the Pastor my Silver Beaker for the use of the Commu- 
nicants att the Lords Table, To be Delivered to the Deacons of S d 
Chh. the first Sacram* Day & Season that shall be here after my 
Death, By a New setled Minister. And also four pounds mony 
for the building a school house In this Parish ; Provided it be 
built within half a Mile of this meting house, and within two year 
after my Death, And the people have a good grammer school- 
master, to keep School In s d house. Then The s a sum of four 
pound to be Delivered by my Executrix to them That have the 
oversight of that Affair. 

3ly. I give and Bequeath to the Inhabitants of the He Shoals 
a five pound peice off Plate, Provided ther be a gatherd Church 
ther, and All Gospel ordinances Adininistred among them, by an 
orthodox setled Ministr. within the Space of three year after my 
discease, which piece off Plate Is for the use of the chh. that Shall 
be ther gathered, According to the Constitution off this Country, 
which peice off plate Is to be Delivered by my Executrix, to the 
Deacon off s d Chh. who Is Regularly Chosen to that office, before 
the Expiration of the within written Three years. 

4ly. I Give and Bequeath, to my Reverend Nighbour, and 
Brothr M r Nathaniel Gookin, A Beaver hatt as good as can be 
bought with mony as a token of my Love ; and Also to my Brothr 
Sain 11 Gookin A Twenty shilling Ring from the Same Considera- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 93 

tion; to be Delivered To them By my Executrix, as soon as may 
be with Conveniency after my Discease. 

5ly. I Give and Bequeath to my Kinswoman Elizabeth Norton 
3 d Daughter off my Bror. John Cotton Late of yarmouth Decesd. 
The sum of six pounds In any Sort of goods, which my wife shall 
think fitt; att my wives own Apprizing of them; which Iff the 
S d Elizabeth Norton Is any ways uneasy att, or says any thing 
unadvisedly aib 1 then It is my will that she has two pounds In 
mony only ; and to her Daughter Sarah I give one silver spoon 
to be Delivered to them In a year after my Death. And to The 
Rest of my Bror Johns Children I give a pair of Gloves apeice As 
A token of Love, att five sh. ^ pair. 

61y. I Give and Bequeath to my Bror Rowland Cotton all my 
Right In my cousen Rossiteis Estate, In case he Can Get any 
thing of him, and Twenty pounds mony to the bringing up his 
youngest son to Colledge to be Delivered to him when s d son 
Shall be Admitted therinto ; and Also my small Ring Markt : 
T : D : to my Cousen Rowland Cotton and to My Cousen Elizabeth 
Cotton the sum of three pounds In what my wife pleases. And to 
my Cousen Rowland also my Silver Shoebuckles And cousen John 
& Nath 1 Cotton five Shilling pair of Gloves as a token off love. 

7ly : I give and bequeath to my Bror Josiah Cotton The Bond 
he owes me for the Bringing up of his son Theophilus to the 
Colledge, to be deliverd to my S d Bror : when his s d son Shall 
be Admitted therinto, he paying the Intrest till then ; and also to 
his son Theophilus I give my signet Ring ; and three silver 
Spoons Markt : T : C : And the whole off my Library, Manu- 
scripts, Desks, and other Implements belonging to my Studdy ; 
Saving what Books & writings my wife sees meet to keep for her 
own Reading and use. And also I give to my Bror Josiah Cotton 
my silver headed Cane, Best hatt ; and chests Convenient to Trans- 
port the Books in, to be Delivered to my s d Bror as soon as may 
be with conveniency after my discease. And Eight pound In money 
I give to Cuz : The : Cotton when he shall take his Degree. 

81y : I give & Bequeath to my Brother In law Caleb Cushing 



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my best saddle And twenty pounds mony for the bringing up one 
of his sons to the Colledge to be p d to my S d Bror In two year 
after my discease, and to my sister Cushing s Children by mr. 
Allyn ; I give to the Eldest twenty shillings, and to the 2 d twenty 
shillings, In what my wife pleases ; and to the 3 d viz my Cousen 
Eliz : Moody one of my smallest silver cups ; and y e Turkish cov- 
ering for A bead ; & one silver spoon for her first child Markt: T : 
C: E: 

9ly : I Give and bequeath, to my Bror In law William Brad- 
bury as A token off love my Next best hatt ; And the Debt he 
owes which Is Six pounds to buy my sister sarah a sute of 
Cloaths with ; and to her son Jacob who now Lives with me five 
pound s In money, or my Colt ; as my wife shall think most sut- 
able for him ; and to his Daughter Rebekah forty shillings In 
such things as are most Convenient for her ; and to Jacob provided 
he lives here three months after my Death ; I Give a gun not Ex- 
ceding twenty five shilling price. 

ioly : I give and Bequeath to my Sister Mariah Bradbury five 
pounds In what my wife sees most Convenient as also the Debt 
her husband owes me, which Is this day ab 1 five pounds ten Shil- 
lings ; and to her son Theophilus I give a Thirty shilling peice of 
Plate ; Each ^ticular to be Delivered to them when my wife shall 
see It most Convenient. 

nly. I Do Likewise constitute, and ordain my Dearly Beloved 
wife, to be the sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testam*, 
& I Do hereby Give her full power And Liberty to dispose of the 
Afores d written Estate, as she shall think most proper, and 
sutable, and convenient for her self ; and for the legatees, herein 
mentioned, And I do hereby utterly Disallow, Revoke, and disa- 
null all and Every other Former Testamts, wills, and legacyes, by 
me In anyways befere this time, Named, willed, and Bequeathed, 
Ratyfying and Confirming this to be my Last will and testam* — 
In witness and confirmation of all above and within written ; I 
have hereunto set my hand, and affixed my seal the Day, and 
year afores d viz : 1 : Dec: 17 19. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 95 

Signed ; Sealed, Published ; Theophilus Cotton 

And Declared by the s d Theop- 
hilus Cotton; that this was his 
Last will, and Testam*. In pre- 
sence of the witnesses. 

John Sanburn 

James prescutt Juner 
his 

Timothy X Blake 
mark 

[Proved Sept. 8. 1726.] 



ROBERT HUCKINS 1719/20 DURHAM 

In The Name of GOD our Saviour Amen. The Ninth Day of 
January In the Year of Our LORD One Thousand Seven Hundred 
and Nineteen Twenty. I Robert Huckins of Oyster-River Parish 
In Dover, In His Majesty's Province of New Hampshire, In New 
England, Husbandman, being very Sick and weak in Body * 

Imprimis. I Give and Bequeath unto Wealthen Huckins my Be- 
loved Wife One Third Part of all my Estate Real and Personal 
during her Natural Life, and The Eastern End of My Now Dwel- 
ling House to be Possessed by her as long as She lives. And at 
her Decease to Dispose of her Third Part of all the moveable 
amongst Our Children according to her own Will and Discretion 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto My Son James Huckins all My 
Land on the South Side of The High Way, with the Houses and 
Buildings thereon : and the other two Thirds of My Personal Estate 
or Moveables and Mills When he shall be of Age to Possess the 
Same : Out of Which (as my Will is) he shall Pay out such 
Legacies as following; viz. Five Pounds apiece to Each of his five 
Sisters, Namely To His Three Married Sisters Mary Drew, Han- 
nah Chesley, Elizabeth Clark, Within One Year after he is of Age 



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himself to Possess & Mannage the Same and to his Other younger 
Sisters Sarah and Rachel when they shall be of the Age of Eigh- 
teen Years. And that he shall likewise Pay unto his two youngest 
Brethren, Thomas and Joseph Twenty Pounds apiece to Each of 
them as soon as they may come to be of full Age of Twenty One 
Years. 

Item. I Give and Bequeath unto My Son John Huckins My 
Thirty Acres of Land The Whole Lott thereof in the Woods now 
unfenced Lying to the Southward of Timothy Moses's Land, and 
Northward of My other Land hereafter Mentioned, to be possessed 
by Him when at full age 

Item. I Give and Bequeath unto My Son Robert Huckins all that 
My Fourty Acres of Land within Fence on the North side of the 
said High Way ; In Consideration whereof when he shall be of 
age to possess the same (as my Will is) he shall Pay Ten Pounds 
apiece to Each of his Youngest Brethren Thomas and Joseph : and 
Five Pounds to his youngest sister Rachel as soon as each of them 
shall be at full age 

Item My Will is that all my Children while in minority shall 
be Maintained and Educated out of My Whole Estate, but my two 
youngest sons shall be Bound out unto Good Trades at the age 
of Fourteen Years by their Mother and Eldest Brother James till 
the Age of one and Twenty, but the youngest Daughters Main- 
taind at home till the Age of Eighteen years. 

I Do Likewise Make Constitute and Appoint My Brother in Law 
James Bunker the Sole Executor hereof untill My Eldest Son James 
Huckins Shall be of Age and then My Will is that He shall be the 
Sole Executor of This My Last Will and Testament. And I Do 
hereby utterly Disallow Revoke and Disannull all and every former 
Testaments Wills Legacies Bequests, and Executors by me in any 
ways before Named Willed or Bequeathed, Ratifying and Confirm- 
ing This and No other to be My Last Will and Testament. In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my Hand and Seal the Day 
and Year above Written. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 97 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- Robert Huckins 

nounced and Declared by the 
Said Robert Huckins as his Last 
Will & Testament In the Pres- 
ence of us the Subscribers 
Hugh Adams, Scrivener 
samuel Emerson 
Judith Emerson 
[Proved March 2, 1719/20.] 

[Inventory, April 22, 1720; amount, ^606.14.0; signed by 
Samuel Emerson and Francis Mathes.] 



MARY CLARK 1719/20 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen the twentith Day of January in the 
yeare of our Lord on thousand seven hundred and nineteen twenty 
I Mary Clark Relict of John Clark Late of Portsmouth in the 
province of Newhampshir widdow Being very Sick and weak in 
Body 

Imprimis I Give and Bequeath unto my well Beloved son John 
Clark Two third Parts of my Dweling House where in I now Dwel 
and his heirs Lawfully Begotten of his Body to Have and to Hold 
the s d two thirds of the Said Dweling House to him and his heirs 
Lawfully Begotten of his Body for Ever also I Give and Bequeath 
unto him and his heirs for ever two thirds part of my moveable 
estat not other wayes Disposed on by this my Laste will and testa- 
ment 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my Son in Law William Nola 
and Daughter Sarah nola his wife on third part of my Dweling 
House to them and their heirs forever To Have and to hold the 
said third part of the Dweling house to them and their Heirs for 
Ever also I give and Bequeath unto' my sd Son and Daughter and 



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their heirs for ever on third part of my movable estate not other 
ways Disposed of. 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Tcabod my Negro Boy 
to him his Heirs and assigns ffor ever To have and To Hold the 
Said Negro Boy to him and his heirs and Assigns ffor ever 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth snow all 
my wearing Clothes or apparrell to her and her heirs for ever more 

And Last of all I Do By these presents nominat and appoint my 
wellbeloved son John Clark to Be Sole Executor of this my Last 
Will and Testament and Do hereby Revoke all former wills By me 
made and Do By these presents Ratefy and Confirm this To Be my 
Last will and testament in witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my 
hand and Seal the Day and yeare above writen 

Sin'd and sealed published pro- the mark of 

nounced and Declared By the Said Mary X Clark 

mary Clark as her Last will and 
testament in the presents of the 
Subscribers 

the Mark of 

EHzbeth X Soord 

John Shepard 

Elezbeth Seward Jun r 

Mary Shepard 

[Proved June 2, 1725.] 

[Administration on the estate of Mrs. Mary Clark of Portsmouth 
granted to Joseph Martin of Portsmouth and his wife, Sarah Mar- 
tin, June 2, 1725, John Clark, son of the deceased, named executor 

in the will, having declined to act.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 352.] 

[Warrant, June 2, 1725, authorizing Clement Hughes and John 
Cutt, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate, administration 
of which, with will annexed, is granted to Sarah Martin, wife of 
Joseph Martin of Portsmouth.] 



"NEW HAMPSHIRE WIttS 99 

[Inventory, Sept. 8, 1725 ; amount, ^84.13.0 ; signed by 
Clement Hughes and John Cutt.] 

[Account of Sarah Martin, administratrix, of the settlement of 
the estate of her mother, Mary Clark ; amount of estate, ^85.18.0 ; 
expenditures, ^101.10.6 fallowed Sept. 12/1726.] 

[Various receipts and accounts, containing signatures of Sarah 
Martin, William Pepperell, Ann ■ Seavey, Daniel Quick, Sarah 
Partridge, Samuel Ham, and James Fernald.] 



THOMAS ROBY 1719/20 ; HAMPTON 

In the name of God Amen the thirteth day of January Anno : 
1719/20 I Thomas Robie of Hampton in y e Province of New Hamp- 
shire in New England being weake of body " *"' * * 

Imp : I Give and bequeath to Peter Peavey that part of my spring 
marsh on y e South side the great creek which runns across my 
marsh there called y e spring marsh And I do give y e marsh on y e 
north side said creek in said spring marsh to Edward Willmut. 

Item I Give unto y e Sd Peter Pevey and Edward Willmutt all my 
meadow or marsh Ground att or neare y e Beach Causey to be equally 
devided between them both as also to y e Sid Peavey & willmut my 
halfe share in y e ox common to be equally devided between y m both 
as allso my Right all of it which joynes to y e Beach and is att pre- 
sent covered with sand which meadow is bounded on y e west side 
with y e River said meadow to be equally devided between said 
pevey & Willmutt. And I Give to y e Said pevey & willmut my 
share in alder meadow y e one halfe to one of y m and y e other halfe 
to y e other of them equally apeece And allso my share of land in 
or laying neare y e new cutt way to be equally devided between y e 
said Pevey and y e said willmut And I do give unto Edward Will- 
mut the breadth of two lots from y e northely end of Peter Peaveys 
four acres formerly given to said peter Peavey & to run to y e mid- 



IOO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

die of y e pond on y e northely end As allso I Give and bequeath 
unto y e said Edward Willmutt all y* tract of Land from y e north 
of y e middle of y e pond bounde with y e com'on northerly in part 
& land of William Marston on y e east & bounded on y e south with 
y e Land abovsaid running from Perter peves four acres and y e said 
Edw : Willmutt is to have one quarter of my orchard y* is y e fruit 
thereof with y e house or housing thereon dwelling house and barn 
and out houses which s d housing said Willmut is to have & enjoy 
untill y e s d Willmut shall build house & barne for himselfe and 
Peter Pevey is to be att equall charge in building for said Willmutt 
a Dwelling house twentie eight feet in length and eighteen feet in 
width & fouerteen feet studd and a barrn thirtie two feet long and 
twentie nine feet wide and att y e compleating s d house & barn y e 
s d Peter Pevey to have & Injoy y e housing allready built as his own 
propertie 

It : I give and bequeath unto y e s d Pevey & Willmut all my right 
in y e cows com'on to be equall between them both as allso all my 
right in y e saw mill on y e little River to be equall between them 
both 

It I Give unto y e Peter Pevey y e Remainder of y e orchard y 1 is 
not allread disposed of with y e planting lott which wass formerly 
Isaac Perkins": 

Itt I Give unto y e said Peter Pevey & Edward Willmut all my 
stock of cattell of what kind so ever with all my movable Esttate 
both within doors and without to be equally devided between them 
both after my decease 

Ittem I Give and bequeath unto my Brother Ichabod Robie 
twentie pounds to be paid within three years time after my decease 
Peter Pevey to pay ten pounds of it and Edward Willmut y e other 
ten pounds 

And I do in this my Last will and Testament Constitute and or- 
dain y e above said Peter pevey and Edward Willmut to be sole 
Executors to this my last will & Testament in Wittness whereof in 
Wittness hereunto I have hereunto sett my hand and seale y e day 
and year above written 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS IOI 

Signed Sealed published pro- Thomas Robie 

nunced and declared by y e said 
Thomas Robie as his last will and 
Testament in y e presence of us y* 
subscribers viz : 

John Tuck 

Philemon Dalton 

Thomas Robie 

[Proved June 6, 1722.] 

[Warrant, April 26, 1722, authorizing John Tuck and Jabez 
Dow, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 12, 1722 ; amount, ^674.0.0; signed by John 
Tuck and Jabez Dow.] 



SIMON WIGGIN 1719/20 STRATHAM 

In the Name of God Amen, the Ninth of Feb ry 1719/20 I Symon 
Wiggin of Streatham In the Province of New Hampshire In N : 
England, Husband-Man; being very Sick & Weak in Body, * 

Imprimis I give & bequeath to my beloved Wife Kathine Wig- 
gin a third of my Personal Estate during her Natural Life & thirty 
pound in the produce of the place, paying five pound yearly, the 
first payment begining Two years after my Dcease : Item to my 
Son Symon Wiggin 1 give all my Lands, my dwelling House My 
Barn my Mill & all belonging thereunto all my Neat Cattle, Sheep 
Horses Hogs A Bed & furniture, my Arnes & Tools by him freely 
to be possess'd & Enjoyd Item I give to my Two Daughters Hannah 
& Deborah Wiggin My Household Stuff (Excepting the Bed above 
Mentioned & furniture) Equaly to be divided between them, & 
Moreover fifty pound to Each a Cow & a Calf to one & y e other 
w th Ten sheep to be paid Eight years affter my decease & I Like- 



102 -NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

wise Constitute & ordain Andrew Wiggin & W m Moor my Exec- 
ute of this my will & Testament & Tis My will that my Son 
Symon Wiggin Should pay the Several Legacies above Mentiond 
to my Wife & Children Eight years after my Decease & w 1 My 
wife brought w th her should return to her again Immediatly after 
my Interment : In Testimony Whereof I have hereunto Set my 
Hand & Seal the Day & Date above Mentiond 

Sighn'd Seal'd publishd & de- Simon Wiggin 

clar'd In presence of us 

Henry Rust 

Jonathan Wiggin 

George Clark 

[Proved June 9, 1720.] 



RICHARD WEBBER 1719/20 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

The Twenty fourth day of febuary Annq Dom one thousand 
Seven hundred & nineteen twenty I Richard Webber of Ports- 
mouth in new Hampsheir in New England Bucher being Weak of 
Body * * 

Imprimis I Give unto my Granson John abbit five shillings 
Item I Give unto my Granson John King five shillings 
Item I Give unto my Grandaught 1 ' Mary Bickam five shillings 
Item I give unto my Daughter Hannah five shillings 
Item I Give unto my Daughter abigall five shillings 
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my well beloved wife all the rest 
of my Estate Reall & ^sonall y e House Land and wharf & whar- 
feidge where I now live and all the preveleidges to the same be- 
longing to be to her Disposall and also all my ^sonall Estate 
whatsoever and wheresoever she paying the above Legacies — And 
I Doe hereby Constitute and Appoint my well beloved wife to be 
my sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament and I Doe 
hereby utterly Revoak Disauul & Disalow all former and other 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 103 

wills and bequests by me formerly made Ratifying and allowing for 
firm Effectual & Irevocable this and noe other to be my Last will 
and Testament and in testimoney thereof have hereunto set my 
hand and seale the Day and yeare above said 

signed sealed & Declared By Richard Webber 

the said Richard Webber to be 
his Last will & testament in 
^ sents of uss 

W m Huncking 

Jabez Pitman 

Joseph Pitman 
[Proved June 10, 1720.] ; 



RICHARD GOSS 1719/20 NEWCASTLE 

In the name of God Amen the twenty three day of march 17 19 
Richard Goss of newcasel in new hamshear Being very Sick and 
week in body Imprimis I give and bequeath 

to Martha my dearly beloved wife the half of my houses barn and 
Chatel and & lands march and to my beloved son richard goss of 
the saem town & provnc I do give & bequeath the other half of my 
lands marche house and barn and chatells thes to have all together 
with all my houshold goods debts & moveable Efects whom I 
likwis constitute make & ordain my Sole Executers and to pay unto 
mary my dafter one : ew & to my Son John one ew & my Son 
Jethro one ew & to my dafter margrett one ew & to my Son Jonathan 
one ew & to my Son tomas one ew to my Son nathan one ew & 
to my dafter martha one ew if thay arive to y e yeare of twenty one, 
of this my last will and testament all and Singular my lands mes- 
sunges & tenements by them freely to be possessed and enjoyed & 
I do hereby uterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other 
former testaments wills legacies and bequests and excutors by me 
in any ways be fore named willed and bequeathed ratifying and con- 
firming this & no other to be my last will and testament in witness 



104 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

wherof I have hearunto Set my hand and Seall the day & year 
above writein 

witnesed by us his 

Ebenezer Berry richard X Goss 

his mark 

Samuell X dowse 

mark 
Joseph Weeks 
[Proved March 3, 1719/20.] 



EZEKIEL WENTWORTH 1720 

Upon the Complaint of Jn° Thing and Love Thing his wife 
formerly Love Wintworth the Wid° of Thom s Wentworth dec'd, 
that there is no administration granted on the estate of Ezek 11 
Wentworth dec'd, and on her application for Guardianship to 
Eliz a Wentworth the daughter of the s d Tho s Wentworth 

Ordered that Paul Wentworth Benj a and Gersham Wentworth be 
Summoned to appear at the next setting of this Court to take 
administration and Guardian Ship or give y r reasons for renounc- 
ing y r of 



NICHOLAS WALDEN 1720 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Nicholas Waldeu of Ports- 
mouth granted to his son, Thomas Walden of Portsmouth, mari- 
ner, May 19, 1720.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 200.] 

[Bond, in blank, May 19, 1720, signed by Thomas Walden and 
Thomas Sherburne.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS IO5 

JAMES JOHNSON 1720 HAMPTON 

[Citation, June 6, 1720, to James Johnson and John Johnson to 
appear and answer the complaint of Edward Shaw of Hampton 
that they have failed to administer the estate of their father, James 
Johnson of Hampton ; return signed by Caleb Marston, constable.] 



ANTHONY NUTTER 1720 NEWINGTON 

[Administration on the estate of Anthony Nutter granted to his 
sons, Hatevil Nutter and Henry Nutter, both of Newington, June 

8, 1720.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 139.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Hatevil Nutter, Henry Nutter, Robert 
Pike, and Tristram Heard ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and 
William Welland.] 

[Warrant, June 21, 1720, authorizing L,ieut. John Fabyan and 
John Downing, Jr., both of Newington, to appraise the estate of 
Anthony Nutter of Newington.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 21, 1722/3; amount, ^467.19.0 ; signed by 
John Downing, Jr., and John Fabyan.] 



EDWARD TAYLOR 1720 

[Petition of Rebecca Dudley, June 8, 1720, that administration 
on the estate of Edward Taylor be granted to Aaron Rollins.] 

Administration allow'd Aaron Rawlings upon Edw d Tailors 
Estate y e widow & Son renouncing &c 
[Probate Minutes, Sept. 7, 1720.] 



I06 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Consent, May 18, 1726, by Rebecca Dudley and Nathan Taylor, 
that administration on the estate of Edward Taylor of Exeter be 
granted to Nathan Pillsbury.] 



JONATHAN THING 1720 EXETER 

M rs abigail Thing Relict widow of Cap 1 Jona : Thing Dec d & 
Bartho : Thing desiring administration on y e s d Dec ds Estate 
allowed &c 

Justice Sam 1 Thing & maj r Jn° Gillman app r /: 

[Probate Minutes, June 8, 1720.] 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Thing of Exeter 
granted to Bartholomew Thing and Abigail Thing, both of Exeter, 
June 8, 1720.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 207.] 

[Inventory, July 7, 1720; amount, ^1838.10.10; signed by 
John Gilman.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 208.] 

[List of debts due from the estate, Dec. 3, 1723 ; amount, 

£746.18.0.] 

[License to the administrators, Dec. 4, 1723, to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Minutes, Dec. 4, 1723.] 

[Account of the estate by Bartholomew Thing of Exeter, 
yeoman, surviving administrator, Jan. 13, 1730/1 ; balance, 

£808.13.11.] 

[Order of court, April 25, 1734, for the sale of certain lands by 
Bartholomew Thing, administrator, Abigail Thing, the other ad- 
ministrator being dead ; signed by Benjamin Gambling and John 
Penhallow.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WI^S I07 

[Warrant, March 3, 1736/7, to Edward Gilman, Daniel Thing, 
John Lord, Samuel Gilman, and Peter Gilman, all of. Exeter, to 
divide the estate.] 

: Pro: of } We, The Subscriber being apointed Comision rs 
N : Hamp r ) By the Hon ble Benj a Gamblin Esq r Judge of The 
Probate of wills &c For The Pro afores d To View The Lands and 
other Real Estate That belonged To Jonathan Thing Late of 
Exeter Gent. Dec d in order to See If it might be divided amongst 
The Heirs of the afors d Jon a Thing, without Prejudiceing or Spoil- 
ing the whole, acordingly we Have Taken a full Survay of the 
whole of the afors d Estate, are of opinion That it being devided 
amongst the Heirs as Set forth in y e Comision will not Prejudice 
nor Lesen the Value of S d Estate in y e Least, and Therefore we 
Have Proceeded and made a division of S d Estate agreeable to the 
Power Given us in S d Comission and Have Set of Each Childs Part 
by meats & bounds in manner & form as fol° viz 1 — 

I st To Jon a Thing; The Eldest Son of The afors d Dec d we 
Have Set of To him for his 2/9th In S d Estate & for his i/7th part 
which Came by His Sister which Died without Isue : the fol° 
peices of Land ; viz 1 (one Lot of Land in y e orcherd : below y e way, 
q* about Halfe an acre) begining at a Stake Standing by The 
Way on y e Southerly Side of the house that is on s d Lot, it being 
nine rods up y e way from y e Lower Corner of s d orched Next to 
Kimins Lot, and from thence Runing North ab* 73 E. fourteen 
rods to a Stake, from thence runing N : ab* 5 W : five rods to a 
Stake and from thence on a strait Line to the way above y e 
House to a Stake Standing by Justice Things shoop : it being seven 
rods up y e way from y e first bounds, & So from thence binding on 
y e way downward toy e stake first mentioned : and also we have Set 
of to him as part of his Shares afors d The House now Standing 
on s d Lot, and all apurtenances belonging to y e Same : and Like^ 
wise another peice of land above y e litle River that bounds on y e 
road that leads to Kingstown it being about one Halfe part of 39 : 
acres that Layes there and is that part next y e Litle river the 



108 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

bounds are as fol° vi* begining at a Stake Standing by y e way Exact 
in y e midle of y e front of y e land that binds on y e way, and from 
thence runing & binding on a strait line through s d land S : about 
io° K. to y e utmost End of s d land next to dec 11 lords land, to a 
twin maple that Stands in y e dividing line between lords land and 
y e land afors d mark d T, and is 27 rods from s d Lords lower Cor- 
ner bounds, and from thence binding on S d Lords Land 27 rods, 
to Ep m philbrocks land and so on philbrocks land to y e litle river 
and then binding on y e litle river to y e afors d Highway and So 
on S d way to y e Stake first mentioned and also one halfe part of one 
hundred acres of land lying in y e woods near James Gordins House : 
S d Hundred acres layes East west, north, & South, and binds on 
y e E. Side on James Gordins land on y e N. on w m beans land, on 
y e W. on M r odlins land on y e South on m r odlins and mugits land, 
and we have devided s d 100 : acres by a North & South line thr° 
y e midle of y e Same and that halfe part on y e East Side we Have Set 
of to Jon a afors d which with y e other Lands and house aformen- 
tioned is in full for his 2/9 of y e whole and 1/7 of a 1/9 Part which 
Came by his Sister who Died without Isue — 

And To Edward : Son of S d Decs d We Have Set of to him as his 
part in Said Estate, and for y lJ 1/7 of 1/9 part which Came by his 
Sister which died without Isue The fol° Peices of Land: viz 1 one 
House lot laying in y e old orcherd ; bounded as fol° begining at a 
Stake by y e way four rods from y e lower corner of S d orcherd by y e 
way at Kimins land, and from thence Runing down thr° S d orched 
and Land about 26 rods to a Stake Standing 4 rods from y e side 
line next Kimins lot, & is in a line y x runs a Crose y e whole Lot 
of land v which devidesannahs part from y e uper house Lots as will 
be hearafter Explaned when Her lot is Set of and So Runing on 
S d Line N. ab 1 8 D e w. Six rods to a Stake. Then begining at 
the stake first mentioned by y e way and So binding upward on y e 
way 5 rods to Jonathans first bounds, and so binding down on Jon a 
afors d lot to y e lower End of y e Same and then binding on y" lower 
End of Jon a lot 3 rods to a Stake and from thence on a Strait Line 
to y e Stake at y e End of y e afors d Six rods, and also That Halfe 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS IO9 

Part of the Hundred acres of Land in y e woods as afors d which is 
the westerly halfe Jon a having his halfe part on y e East which is 
in full for His Share in S d Estate and for y* Part which Came by 
his Sister as af ors d — 

And to Annah dafter of y e afors d Decs d we Have Set of for her 
Share in S d Estate and ior y e 1/7 of 1/9 Part which came by her 
Sister who died without isue together with what Shee had before 
Rec d The fol° Peices of land, viz* a house lot at the lower End of 
S d Lower Lot Next y e River q l about one acre and 60 pole the 
bounds begining at a Stake Standing in y e line y t Divides Kimins 
Land from S d Lower Lot 25 rods and halfe from y e uper Corner 
next y e w r ay, and from thence runing acrose S d Land N : ab* 8° 
W. to Col° Gilmans lot to a Stake and so binding downward on s d 
Gilmans lot to y e way by y e River and So binding on y e way and on 
both sides of y e burying Place And Kimins lot to y e bounds first 
mentioned and allso one peice of Land Lying in y e uper lot q* about 
5 acres & bounded as fol° Viz 1 begining at a Stake Standing by y e 
way one rod from Col° Gilmans uper Corner of y e Lot he had of 
Kimin and from thence binding one rod on y e way Downward to s d 
Gilmans lot, and so binding on S d Gilmans land to Wadleighs 
land and then binding upward on wadleighs & docto r Gilmans land 
to a Stake about 8 rods below bartlets Northerly Corner of his home 
lot, and from S d Stake to run thr°y e Land N. i° W : 28 rods and 
3/4 : to a Stake and from thence on a Strait line to y e bounds first 
mentioned : And also one fourth Part of a Priviledge of a duble Saw 
mill on the lower falls in Exeter Known by the name of the midle 
mill Priveledge together with all Iron works and other apurtenences 
belonging to y e Same which is in full for annahs Share in S d 
Estate 

And To the Heirs of Mary Late of Exeter Dec d Dafter of the S d 
Dec d We have Set of as that Share and with it y e 1/7 of 1/9 part 
which Came by y e Child who Died without Isue one house lot in 
y e Lower lot bounded as fol° begining at Jonathan afors d uper Cor- 
ner bounds by Justice Things shoop and from thense bounding 
upward on y e way Eight rods to a Stake and from thence Runing 



HO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Down thr° y e s d Lower Lot to a Stake Standing in y e line between 
annahs lot and y e uper lots and is three rods and a halfe from Ed- 
ward afors d Northerly Corner bounds of his house lot and from 
thence binding on annahs lot 3 1/2 rods to Edward lot and then 
binding on Edward lot to Jn a afors d lot, and then binding on Jon a 
Lot to the bounds first mentioned, and also one peice of Land in y e 
woods at Place Caled dear Hill q* 40 acres and Lyes binding on m r 
odlins land on one side East and on M r Roe west, and on Cap* 
Levit Land South and on y e North on land formerly Cofins and 
that to be in full for y* share with w* y e s d Mary had in her life 
time of y e s d Estate 

And To Abigail Dafter of The S d Dec d we Have Set of as her 
Share and y e 1/7 of 1/9 Part which Came by Her Sister who died 
without Isue one House lot In y e lower lot bounded as fol° viz* be- 
gining at y e Lower Corner by y e way next y v barn, and from thence 
binding Down on dorans and on Kimins land till it Comes to an- 
nahs first bounds and then binding on annahs lot 4 rods to A Stake 
at Edward lot, and so binding upward on Edward lot to his South- 
erly Corner bounds at y e way and then binding downward on y e 
way 4 rods to y e bounds first mentioned and also one other Peice 
of Land Lying above y e Litle river it being y e uper Halfe part of 
ab* thirty nine acres that Laies there the Lower Halfe being set of 
to Jon a alredy, the bounds begining at a Stake in y (> midle of y e 
front of s d Land which is Jon a first bounds and from thence bind- 
ing on Jon a Lower part to a Twin maple mark d T : and then bind- 
ing at that End on decon lords land, and on the uper Side on s d 
Lords & m r Dan 11 Things land : to y e Highway, and then binding 
on y e way to y e Stake first mentioned : and That to be in full for 
abig 11 part in s d Estate with what she has before had — 

And To Elizabeth Dafter of y e s d Decs d We Have Set of as Her 
Share in s d Estate and for y° 1/7 of 1/9 part Which Came by her 
Sister who died without Isue one House lot in y e lower lot, bounded 
as fol° viz* begining at the uper Corner bounds of S <1 Lower lot be- 
tween S d Lot & Col° Gilmans lot, by the way, & from thence 
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which is about 27 rods from the way at the first bounds, and then 
binding on annahs lot Six rods to a Stake : then begining at the 
bounds by The way and so binding Down the way Six rods & ab* 
a 1/4 to a Stake and then on a Strait Line thr° y e Land to y e Stake 
at annahs Lot at the End of y e afors d Six rods and also a peice of 
Land laying in y e uper Lot, q* about 9 acres, bounded as fol° viz* 
begining at y e Ksterly Corner of Sam 11 Thing Esq r orcherd by y e 
way, and so binding upward on S d Thing Land on that Side & 
binding on S d things land ony e west End & on y e southerly side on 
m r Dan 11 things Land, till it Comes to his northerly Corner and 
then binding on y e Easterly side of s d things Land 12 rods to a 
Stake and then begining at y e bounds first mentioned and then 
bounding down the way Six rods to a Stake and then on a Strait 
line thr° the Land to the Stake at the End of y e afors d 12 rod and 
also a barn which is Standing on S d peice of Land together with 
all the apurtenences belonging to the Same which is in full for her 
share with what she has alredy Had— 

And To Sarah Dafter of The S d Dec d We Have Set of as her 
Share of S d Estate and y e 1/7 of 1/9 Part which Came to her by her 
Sister who Died without Isue one House lot in y e lower lot bounded 
as fol° viz* begining at a Stake by the way which is y e Southerly 
Corner of Elizabeths afors d Lot, and then Runing and binding on 
S d Eliz a lot till it Comes to annahs lot, then binding on annahs lot 
Seven rods to a Stake being the Corner bounds of the lot belong- 
ing to y e Heirs of Mary, and then bindings upward on S d Lot to y e 
High way to a Stake, & from thence binding on y e way Six rods to 
the bounds first mentioned, and also one Peice of Land in y e uper 
lot q* about Eleven acres bounded as fol° viz* begining at the high 
way at a Stake which is Eliz a Easterly Corner bounds and So 
binding the north Side on S d Eliz a Lot and on y e westerly End oh 
m r Dan 11 things land on the southerly side on m r bartlets and Doc- 
to r Gilmans land till it comes to a Stake which is annahs South- 
erly Corner bounds, and then binding on annahs lot to the High 
way to a Stake and then binding upward on y e way Six rods to 
the bounds first mentioned, and That to be In full for Sarahs Part 



112 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

with what she has alredy Had out of Said Estate the Division of 
Said Estate is acording to The best our Judgement and agteable 
to The Warrant we Have made this as our Return & Given it 
under our Hands this 27 th Day of June anno Domini 1737 : With 
A Plan of the Same Herewith Exhibited : — 

John Lord 
Daniel Thing 
Peter Gilman 
[Attested June 28, 1737.] 

[Various notes, bonds, accounts, receipts, and bills, containing 
signatures of Dr. Nathan Hale of Newbury, Mass., John Thing, 
Love Thing, Jonathan Wadleigh, Nicholas Gordon, Benjamin 
Gambling, John Burnham, Thomas Webster, John Harris, John 
Lane, Joseph Jacob, Jonathan Waldo of Boston, Sarah Gordon of 
Exeter, executrix to the will of Alexander Gordon, Ephraim Phil- 
brick, Edward Hutchinson of Boston, Thomas Deane of Exeter, 
Abner Houston of Exeter, John Wibird of Portsmouth. Joseph 
Moulton of Portsmouth, Tristram Sanborn of Exeter, John Green- 
ough of Boston, John Dolbeare of Boston, George Walton, Jr., 
Thomas Vering of Boston, Gilbert Macpheadris of Portsmouth, 
Jonathan Young, Nicholas Perryman of Exeter, Moses Sleeper of 
Kingston, John Moody of Exeter, Elizabeth Steele, and Thomas 
Phipps.] 



JAMES SPINNEY 1720 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen the thirteenth day of June Anno 
Domini one thousand Seven hundred and twenty I James Spinney 
of Portsmouth in the Province of New-Hamp Shire in New-Eng- 
land Cordwainer being weak in Body 

Imprimis. I give and bequeath to Grace my dearly beloved Wife 
the Incom or Rent of my whole Estate both Real & Personal 
whatsoever & wheresoever for her bodily Support and comforta- 
ble Subsistance during her natural life 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIvLS II3 

Item : I give to my well-beloved Daughter Sarah Downing 
(after the decease of my abovesaid wife) the whole Incom or Rent 
of my whole estate both real & personal for her comfortable Sub- 
sistance & Support during her natural life and for the bringing up 
and Educating of her children 

Item. After the decease of my abovesaid Daughter I give to her 
eldest son the whole incom rent or Rents & profits of all my Estate 
of every Sort, for his use & Support during his natural life, And 
after his decease I freely & absolutely give all my Estate to the 
Male heir lawfully begotten by his body and to his heirs and assigns 
for ever, and if it Should So be that the Eldest Son of my above- 
said Daughter Should depart this life and not leave any Surviv- 
ing Male-Issue to inherit my Estate abovesaid, Then it is my will 
y* the next Son of my Said daughter that Shall Survive Shall 
enjoy y e incom & profit of my whole Estate during his natural 
Life & after his decease I freely and absolutely give my whole Es- 
tate both Real & personal unto the Male heir begotten lawfully 
by his body & to his heirs & assigns for ever 

Item. If it Should So happen that my above Said Daughter 
Sarah Downing should depart this life and not leave any Surviving 
male-Issue nor any of them any Sons to inherit my abovesaid Es- 
tate it is then my will that the daughters of my Said Daughter Shall 
inherit & possess the Said Estate, or those that legally represent 
them, their heirs & Assigns for Ever, and if my Said Daughter 
Should not have any Child or Grandchild to Survive her it is then 
my will that my estate Shall go to, & be enjoyed by the next of kin 
that Shall appear to claim & demand it & to their heirs & Assigns 
for ever. 

Item I desire, constitute make & ordain my much respected 
friends Ephraim Dennet, John Fernald, Thomas Fernald, & Samuel 
Ham to be my Sole Executors, and overseers of this my last Will & 
Testament whom I do hereby intreat, and impower to take posses- 
sion of all my Estate, and to use, improve, & to hire out or to Farm 
lett, it as they Shall in their wisdom think most meet for the uses 
above-mentioned, and I do also by these Presents allow my above- 

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114 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

mentioned Executors Such Satisfaction (out of the produce or in- 
com of my Estate) for their pains care, & trouble which they shall 
be at about it from time to time & at all times as the Judge of Probat 
for wills Shall See fit So long as my estate Shall be in their Care 
& possession. And when at any time one or more of the above- 
named Overseers Shall depart this life that then the Survivers are 
by these presents impoured & authorised to Constitute & appoint 
others to act with them in the room of y e deceased 

And I do hereby utterly dissallow, revoke & disannul all & every 
other former Testaments Wills Bequests & Executors, by me in any 
ways before Named , Willed & bequeathed , Ratifying & Confirming 
this and no other to be my last Will & Testament. In witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the day & Year above- 
written 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- James Spinney 

nounced and Declared by y e Said 
James Spinney as his last Will & 
Testament in the presence of us 
the Subscribers. 

Nathan Spinney 

James Spinney 

Jeremiah Spinney his X 

[Proved Feb, 18, 1724/5.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 18, 1724/5, authorizing John Libby and Benja- 
min Miller, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Benjamin Miller and John Libby ; amount, 
.£293.11.0.] 



JOHN PICKERING 1720 PORTSMOUTH 

portsm In / In the name of god Amen this 21 day of June 
Newhampshir ) 1720 I John pickerin of s d portsm being at present 
in perfect memory & in helth * * * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 115 

first I give & bequeath unto my beloved daughter mary the wiff 
of John plasted Esq r as an adetion to what I have allredy given 
her & her s d husband to mak up her full portion of what I intend 
to bestoo on her out of my whol Kstat mor then what all Redy 
given, to say the full halff of that poynt or neck of Land called by 
the name of KHens s poynt, that is to say the full halff of what shall 
not be by me desposed of in my Lift time, allso I give her to hous 
Lots of Land on my neck of Land whearon I now Live to be in 
bredght on y e highway or street forty foot front & sixty foot back 
each Lot all which Lots of Land both KHens poynt & on the nek 
shall be bounded out by my Executor in convenant tim Affter my 
desece & to be to my s d daughter her heirs & Assigns forever : 
& whearas I formerly gave her forty foot of Land & a Lettell house 
ner the bering place & sold A parsell of Land to will fernald 
on both sid thereof senc haveing by consent desposed of s d forty 
foot to s d fernald doe order & give unto my s d daughter in Kx- 
chaing for that s d forty foot, forty foot A Joying on the westerly sid 
of afor s d Lot horn to the buring place & whearas there is about such 
an other parsell betwen m r Langdons bounds & her s d forty foot I 
give it to her & her heirs & assigns from the highway horn to the 
beuering place provided shee Allow of my sail to s d fernald a 11 ways 
reserving A way to y e beuering place next Langdons bounds, & 
whearas my son in law John plasted has fenced in on the south sid 
& west end betwen or about thirty or forty foot of Land more then 
I gave him & his wiff : there being A Long account between him 
& my selff not yet setteled though I beleve I owe him not on peny 
but Rather he in my debt yet Iff he Allow & ballance all our ac- 
counts then I freely give unto him & his heirs & assigns for ever 
all that s d Land so fenced in by him but Iff he doe not allow of & 
ballance all accounts as afore s d then my Kxecuter & overseers to 
mak up all our accounts & the ballanc to be payed to horn it is 
dew & the Land to return to my Kxecuter 

2 d whearas I formerly by deed of gifft bareing dat y e twenty sixt 
of Sept : 1700 give unto my son John pickerin my corn & saw mill 
at york & Land & prevelidgs thereto belongig in york in the 



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province of main in which deed I intailled what I therein gave but 
reserved allways Libberty too my selff to tak of said Intaillement 
Iff I saw Caus : to doe it : haveing dewly considered thereof I doe 
declar said Intailment to be wholy taken of & absolutly void & 
holly null to all intents what soever never to stand in force more 
then If it had never bin made 

3 d whereas my grandson John pickerin the Intended heir to his 
deseced father John pickerin my naturall son, deseced allsoo Is allso 
dead : & Left no Eshew & whearas his brother thomas pickerin 
was to have what Estat I gave his father at york & his deseced 
brother at york in the province of main, Itt so falls out that s d 
father being so indebted to sundry persons as allso his feuenarall 
charges & his wiffs feuenarall charge all unpayed & sundy Legesis 
to be payed which can not be don but by selling s d Estat, to devid 
it in peeces will Reuen the whol I therefor being Executor to my s d 
sons Estat haveing dewly considered thereof haveing power in my 
sellf for desposing of above halff of all the Lands & on mill & 
allso as Executor to my s d son deseced Estat & for the payment of 
all just debts & Legasys to despose of the same & things to be don 
according as I shall herein Express 

4 1 * & I have thought good & it is my intenshon to mak saill of 
all thos Land mills : &c : that I gave my deseced son & all my other 
Lands & mill medos that I have in s d york in order for payment 
of debts Legasis & feuenerall Charges & what shall be Lefft to 
be devided amongst his children 

5 ly & whearas my granson thomas pickerin Is the intended heir 
to his deseced father Estat at york my advice mind <S: will that he 
quit all maner of Right & intrust both for him sellff & his heirs to 
all & every part of s d Estat & stand to mak good & conferm what- 
ever I shall doe or see Caus to be don therabout in any maner of ways 
whatsoever : I say then & Iff he & his heirs so doeing : then I give 
& bequeath unto him my s d granson thomas my house whearin I 
now Live with the Land whearon it now standeth to y e well on the 
north east part the Land I gave his deseced father on the notherly 
sid, the westerly end to be devided by a lin bet wen my new hous & 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 117 

the L,ettell hous up to the L,and I gave my son allso I give & be- 
queath unto my s d granson my too corn mills sawmill with all the 
utensell to them belonging with all thos pond streams of watter 
dam & every thing els to s d mills dam or pond belonging to be to 
him my s d granson & the heirs of his body Lawfully begoton for- 
ever to say the heir maill : & Iff it should hapen that he dy & L,eve 
no heir maill, then my will is & I doe herby give all what I have 
give him as above s d unto my granson samuell pickerin & the 
heir maill of his body Lawfully begotten & so to the heir mall 
from generation to generation & Iff any or Ether of my s d gran- 
sons that hath no heir maill have Children as daughters they shall 
each of them have such L,egasy given as may be payed not 
Rouging the Kstat that I have gave as may be payed by the 
yearly Incom of y e mills but their father shall not give such L,egasy 
as the Estat is not Capabell of paying without being detrementall 
to y e wholl & Iff samuell dy & L,eve no heir then my will is that 
danill have s d Estat & to be to him & his heir mall as befor Ex- 
sprest to the other 

6. I allso mak my granson thomas my sol heir, & give him all 
my other Estat of houses L,ands debts dews & demands whatsoever 
belong unto me here or any wher Els in the Conttry to him & his 
heirs Executors or adminestrators for ever & what shall not be 
desposed of by him in his Iyiff tim Iff he L,eve no heir shall goe to 
sam & his heirs &c Iff sam Eeve no hir as a fore s d then to daniell 
& his heirs Iff all thees dy & L,eve no heir maill then what I have 
given to all or Ether of them shall be devied amoungst the femalls : 
my son daughters to be the first 

7 : my will is that Iff my grandson thomas take not up with this 
my will as hereing befor Exprest that then what I have given him 
shall go to same & daniell in the sam maner as I have Exsprest so 
from on to an other & no otherways for ever 

8 : Iff I doe not sell nor despos of that at york & thomas tak up 
with what I have given as befor specefyed that all what I despos 
not of shall go to samuell & daniell pickerin & their heirs Exec- 
tors adminestrators : &c : on thees condetions that they pay or caus 



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to be payed untoo their sisters deborah & sary pickerin seventy 
pounds apece : & allso that thomas see them payed thirty pounds 
Apece to make up on hundred pounds A pece for their portion & 
to mary slooper I give on Lot of Land : of forty foot front & sixty 
foot back besids what her father gave her to be bounded out by my 
Executor or that he pay her thirty pounds : & thomas my Execu- 
tor or hoo I mak Execeter shall pay out of my Estat here thirty 
pounds to debory & thirty pounds to sary pickerin to mak up their 
portions on hundred pounds A pece as afors d Sam to pay seventy 
pound a pece 

9 Iff I sell S d Estat att york my will is that samuell daniell de- 
bory and sary pickerin shall be payed their hundred pounds Apeece 
all out of that estat & all that shall be Lefft Affter the debts of their 
father payed & his & theire mothers furenaill Charges defraid : all 
the rest shall be Equally devided between them fouer thomas no 
part with them only to tak Car it be don 

10 as for my housall goods I give and bequeath unto thomas 
pickerin Iff he taks up as before spesefyed my f ether bed & what 
blongs to it whereon I Ly : on Iron pot & on plater and whearas 
it was my s d granchildrens mother desier the children should 
have all their fathers moveabells of housall stuff they shall have 
all my housall stuff allso mor then what given thomas Equally 
devided amoungst them to say debora sary samuell & daniell pick- 
erin. 

ii : I give and bequeath unto my granson EHsha plasteed on 
hous Lot on my neck of Land butiug on sum highway or street to 
be forty foot fronting & sixty foot back to him and his heirs & 
Assigns forever. 

I give unto my granson James plasteed, on hous Lot of Land 
the sam beques his brother Elishas Is : & on sum street or way 
to be to him & his heirs for ever 

I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter mary phips 
twenty pounds besids the Lot of Land I formerly gave her at y* 
end of her fathers Lot s d twenty pounds to be payed by my Executor 
as soon as he can posabelly doe it 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 119 

I give & bequeath unto my deseced grandaughter mehetebell 
gearisli her son now liveing with his grand father John plasted 
five pounds to be paied him in money when he corns to age of 
twenty on year by my Executor 

I give unto my daughter mary plasteed the wiff of John plasted 
Esq r five pounds ^ year to be payed her by my Executors Affter 
my desece every year dewering her nateurall Liff out of the mills : 
in Corn 

Last I make & ordain my afore s d grandson thomas pickerin my 
sol heir & Executor to my Estat willing him to see this my will 
performed in all respects Iff he tak not up with this my profer 
then I mak my granson samuell & danell my Executors to see 
every thing performed as I have given in all Respects praying my 
son in law John plasteed & Cap* thomas phips & the Reverent 
John Emerson to be ading Assisting advising my s d heir & Exec- 
keter in y e manedgment of all the Conserns as spesefyed in this 
my will & that they & each of them tak the whol car & charg of 
my s d Estat & manedg it for the best advantidg for my heir untell 
he com to age to each of them I give five pounds A pece to be 
payed out of my Estat : In confermation hereof I have her to 
sett my hand & seall the day & year afore said : & doe declar this 
to be my Last will & testement — I further ad & it is my full 
mind & will that Iff I sell not the Estat at york the wholl Estat 
there, of mills, Lands prevelidgs streems of watter & every thing 
belonging to me there shall fall intoo the hands of my granson 
samuell pickerin & daniell shall have no part thereof but shall be 
payed on hundred pounds mony for his part there of & sam to 
see it payed as allso sevetey pound apece to his sisters Debora 
& sara pickerin that don all the Rest of y e s d Estat to be to Sam- 
uel & his heirs as befor in this my will spesefyed for ever & all 
that Estat to stand good for y e payment of all the three Legasis 
viz daniell debora & sarah pickerin on hundred pounds Apeece & 
thomas to see all the Rest of this my will complyed with in all 
respects : I further Say that he shall have full power to sell all 
my Estat only the house Land mill streem of watter to the mills 



120 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

belonging all this stands intayled for ever but all the Rest free & 
full Liberty to sell & despos of as he my s d hair or heirs shall see 
fitt allways Reserveing & keeping the intaillments good & val- 
leud for ever/ , 

signed sealled & delivered In John pickerin 

presents of 

Benj a Gambling 

John Sherburn 

Nathaniel Lang 

Henry Bickford 

[Proved May 15 and 16, 1721.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by John Plaisted, John Emerson, 
Thomas Phipps, Samuel Hart, and Stephen Greenleaf , in the sum 
of ^4000, July 28, 172 1 ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and 
William Hooker.] 

[Administration on the estate of Capt. John Pickering of Ports- 
mouth granted to John Plaisted, Thomas Phipps, and Rev. John 
Emerson, all of Portsmouth, Oct. 28, 1721, "it not yet appearing 
who will be Exec rs according to the Intent & meaning of s d Will."] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 160.] 

[Inventory, signed by Samuel Hart and Thomas Peirce; amount, 
^3205.18.0 ; attested by the administrators Dec. 11, 172 1.] 

[Order of court, Dec. n, 172 I, allowing the administrators to 
sell real estate to pay debts.] 

[Thomas Pickering renounces administration on the estate of 
his grandfather, John Pickering of Portsmouth, Jan. 2, 172 1/2, 
and requests that it be granted to Col. John Plaisted, Capt. 
Thomas Phipps, and Capt. Elisha Plaisted, or any two of them.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 79.] 

[Inventory of the estate in York county, Me., Feb. 10, 172 1/2 ; 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIU<S 121 

two lots of land in York, Me., valued at ^384.15.0; an addition 

of ^27.10.0 made July 2, 1722.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 80.] 

[Administration on the estate of Capt. John Pickering of Ports- 
mouth granted to Thomas Phipps of Portsmouth and Elisha 
Plaisted of Berwick, Me., July 19, 1722, the executor, Thomas 

Pickering, being a minor.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 106.] 

[Administrators ' account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
disbursed, ^375.0.1/2 ; allowed July 19, 1722.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 107.] 

[Court minute, Aug. 10, 1724 ; Thomas Pickering desired to 
be admitted executor, but the administrators objected that he had 
not performed the conditions of the will.] 

[Petition of Thomas Pickering, Sept. 2* 1724, being twenty- 
one years of age, that the administrators may be called to render 
an account of the estate.] 

[Administrators' accounts against the estate ; amounts, ^48. 10.- 
11 and ^45.19.10; allowed Jan. 2, 1726/7.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 3, pp. 230, 231.] 



JOHN SLEEPER 1720 KINGSTON 

[Mary Sleeper of Kingston renounces administration on the 
estate of her husband, John Sleeper of Kingston, June 23, 1720, 
in favor of her brother, Thomas Sleeper of Kingston ; witnesses, 
Daniel Bradstreet and Samuel Moody, Jr.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Thomas Sleeper, John Swett, and 
John Fifield ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Theodore Atkin- 
son.] 



122 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Aug. 10, 1720, authorizing John Swett and John 
Fifield, both of Kingston, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 1, 1710 ; amount, ^130.14.0 ; signed by John 
Swett and John Fifield.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Sleeper of Kingston 
granted to his brother, Thomas Sleeper of Kingston, Sept. 6, 
1720.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 216.] 

[Warrant, March 8, 1720/1, authorizing Samuel Eastman and 
Lieut. John Swett, both of Kingston, to receive claims against the 
estate.] 

[List of claims against the estate ; amount, ^81.13.0 ; signedby 
Eastman and John Swett.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of estate, ^136.9.0; expenditures, ^75.12.9, including the wid- 
ow's third ; claims, ^81.13.0, settled at ^0.14.9 1/2 to the pound ; 

allowed March 14, 1721 1/2.] 



WILLIAM FOX 1720 STAR ISLAND 

[Administration on the estate of William Fox of Star island 
granted to his widow, Mary Fox, July 21, 1720.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 202.] 

[Bond, in blank, in the sum of /*6oo, July 21, 1720, signed by 
Mary Fox, Joshua Moody, and John Minot.] 

[Warrant, July 21, 1720, authorizing Capt. John Salter and 
John Muchmore, both of Star island, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 29, 1720 ; amount, ,£350.0.6, and 129 ounces 
of silver.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 123 

WILLIAM CASWELL 1720 PORTSMOUTH 

[Elizabeth Caswell of Portsmouth renounces administration on 
the estate of her husband, William Caswell, in favor of her brother, 
Henry Caswell, July 25, 1720 ; witnesses, James Jeffry and Joseph 
Moulton.] 

[Administration on the estate of William Caswell of Ports- 
mouth granted to his brother, Henry Caswell, Aug. 13, 1720.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 204.] 



LYDIA WEBBER 1720 PORTSMOUTH 

In The Name of God Amen 

The Six Day of August Anno Dom : one thousand Seven Hun- 
dred & Twenty : I Lidea Webber Widow : Wife to The late 
Richard Webber : of Porthmouth in New Hampsheir in New Eng- 
land Being Weak of Body * * * 

Imprimis I give to my Daughter Abigail All my Estate as House 
Land and Warf & Warfeidge and all the rest of my Moviable goods 
after the Said above Deceise but if Abigail Should Die not haveing 
Children it fall to My Daughter Hannah : but if Abigail See 
ocasion to Sell the House She must pay unto the Said Han h ten 
Pound : and if haveing Children to pay unto her Sister Hannah 
ten Pound She paying above writen And I do hereby Constitute 
and appoint my Daughter Abbigall to be my Sole Executrix of 
this my Last Will and Testament and I doe hereby uterly Revoak 
Disanull & Disalow all former and other Wills and bequests by me 
formerly made Ratolying and Allowing for firm Effectuall & 
Irevocable this and noe other to be my Last Will and Testament & 
in Testimoney There of hereunto Set my hand Seal the day and 
year of above said 

W m Hunking her 

Samuell Pitman Lidea X Webber 

Joseph Pitman Mark 

[Proved June 16, 1721.] 



124 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOSEPH SWETT 1720 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Swett of Hampton in the 

Province of Newhampsheir in New England, Being weak of Body 

* * * 

2 ly I Give and Bequeath unto Sarah my Dearly beloved wife all 
and Singular my whole Estate of what nature or Quality Soever 
both Real and personal, to be at her disposal only for the Benefitt 
of those children which God hath given me by her and for her 
Comfortable Maintenance, Excepting what Legacies shall be here- 
after named My meaning further is that my wife shall have full 
Power to sell any part of my Estate only for the payment of my 
Debts if need so require and not otherwise she disposing of the 
Remainder thereof among my Children as afore mentioned at her 
discretion as they shall come of age to be by Law possed thereof. 
My intent and meaning is that my wife shall be possesed of every 
part and percel of my Estate as though every particular thereof 
were mentioned singular by it self, she to be in possesion thereof 
immediately after my Decease for the Benefit of her Self and Chil- 
dren as afore Expressed 

3 ly I Give unto my son Joseph Swett, And to my Daughters 
Esther Eaton and Margrett Sherborn five shillings to Each of them 
to be paid out of my Estate by my Executor in Convenient time 
after my Deceasce they having already received considerable 
portions 

4 ly I Give unto my Daughter Abigael Swett Thirty Pounds to 
be paid to her in convenient time Likewise after my Decease by 
my Executor hereafter named 

5 ly And I do Constitute make and ordain my Dearly beloved 
wife Sarah to be my true and sole Executrix of this my last will 
and Testament, Rattifying and Confirming this and no other to 
be my last Will and Testament, In witness whereof I have here- 
unto set my hand and seal this Twenty Ninth Day of September 
Anno Dom : 1720 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 125 

Signed Sealed and Declared Joseph Swett 

by the Said Joseph Swett as his 
last will and Testament in pres- 
ence of us the Subscribers (viz.) 

Sam 11 Shaw 

Moses Swett 

Tho s Crosbie 

[Proved Jan. 4, 1721/2.] 

[Inventory, March 26, 1722; amount > ^1167.8.0; signed by 
Nathaniel Weare and Samuel Shaw.] 



JOHN JANVR1N 1720 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Janvrin of Portsmouth, 
mariner, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Janvrin, Oct. 13, 1720.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 213] 

[Bond, in blank, Oct. 13, 1720, signed by Elizabeth Janvrin, 
Clement Hughes, and Joseph Sherburne ; witnesses, Benjamin 
Gambling and Mary Gambling.] 



JOHN KNIGHT 1720 NEWINGTON 

In the Name of God Ainen The Twenty-Ninth day of Novem- 
ber 1720 I John Knight of Newington, Merchant being very Sick 
and weeck in body * * * 

Imprimis I Give and Bequeath to Bridget my dearly beloved wife, 
my Farme on which I now Live with my Dwelling House out- 
houses Orchards and all the Appurtenances thereunto belonging, 
Together with all my Household Goods, in my Said House and all 
my Stock on S d Farm, During her Naturail Life and After her 
Decease the afores d Goods to be Equally Divided among all my 
Children then Living — 

Item. I Give and Bequeath to my well Beloved Son John Knight 
Twenty Shillings to buy him a Ring, I having already provided 
for him 



126 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my well Beloved son William 
Knight whom I Likewise Constitute make and Ordain my Sole 
Executor of this my Last will and Testament, My House at Ports- 
mouth which I bought of Nicholas Follet, Together with the 
warf & warehouses and all Appurtenances thereunto belonging, 
with half that p s of Land I bought of Joseph Joanes, in Ports- 
mouth, and also all my Shipping Debts Goods and Estate not 
otherwise Disposed of by this my Last will and Testament, and 
after the Decease of my Dearly Beloved wife 1 Give him my Farm 
on which I now Live w th the Houses Orchards and all the Appur- 
tenances thereunto belonging as also the Stock thereon The whole 
bequeth to be to him & his heirs for Ever, 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well beloved son Temple Knight 
my House at Portsmouth on the Land I bought of w m Partridge 
Esq r and the p s of Land behind S d House which I bought of Tho s 
Phipps Esq r and my Little Garden before S d House, Together w th 
all the Appurtenances to the S d House & Land belonging or 
Appertaining, and Two Hundred pounds to be paid him by my 
Execut r in money or Shipping as my Said Executor and he can 
Agree. The whole bequeth to be to him & his heirs for Ever 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Eliz a 
Adams Twenty Shillings to buy her a Ring I having already 
given her her Portion. 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved Daughter Mary 
Knight, my House and Land which was formerly Edward Polly's 
w th all the Appurtenances thereunto belonging or Appertaining, 
w th that Feather Bed & Furniture and Those Other Things which 
she now hath in her possesion as hers and Two Hundred pounds 
to be paid her by my Executor, one Hundred pounds of it on her 
Marriage Day and the other Hundred pounds in Three years after, 
The whole bequeth to be to her & her heires for Ever 

And Further it is my will & Meaning That if any of my Chil- 
dren Dye without Issue, That what I have Bequeathed to them 
Shall Return to the Rest of my Children to be Equally Divided 
among them & their hieres 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIU.S 127 

And whereas I am Indebted to the Province of New Hamp r in 
the Sum of one Hundred pounds, it is my will that my Son 
Temple pay Thirty pounds and my Daughter Mary Twenty 
pounds Towards the Discharge of the Same. And in Case my 
Daughter Adams brings up her Son John Janvrin, at the Colledge 
my will is that my Executor shall pay my Said Granson Twenty 
pounds to buy him Books 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my beloved Granson John 
Knight that Lott of Land at Hiltons point (which I Bought of 
Tim° Kearle) to him & his heires for ever. 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my beloved granson Nicholas 
Knight that Lott of Land at Hiltons point afores d (which I 
bought of M r Varny — to him & his heires for Ever. 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my beloved grandaughter Eliza- 
beth Knight Two milch Cows to be deliv d her by my Executor 
on her marriage day. 

Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved grandaughter Mary Janv- 
rin the Sum of fifteen pounds or Three Milch Cows to be delivered 
her by my Executor on her marriage day. And I do hereby 
utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and Every other Former 
Testaments wills Legacies and Bequests and Executors by me in 
any ways before named willed and Bequeathed Ratifying and 
Confirming, This and no other to be my Last will and Testa- 
ment. In wittness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal 
the day and Year above Written. 

Signed, Sealed, Published Pro- John Knight 

nounced and Declared by the 
Said John Knight as his last 
will & Testam* in the Presence 
of us the Subcribers 

Jn° Downing 

Richard Downing 

Clement Hughes 

Daniel le feuvre 

[Proved June 7, 1721.] 

Property of 

THE BUREAU Of GOVERNMENT RESEARCH 

University of New Hampshire 

Durham, New Hampshire 



128 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

CLIFFORD 1720 HAMPTON 

Jn° Clifford of Hampton aged ab 1 12 years desiring a Guardian 
I appoint his uncle Za : Clifford to be his Guardian &c 
[Probate Minutes, Dec. 4, 1720.] 

[Bond, in blank, Dec. 7, 1720, for the guardianship of John 
Clifford, minor, signed by Zachariah Clifford, Joseph Clifford, and 
Thomas Sleeper.] 



JOANNA DYER 1720 EXETER 

In the name of God Amen, I Joanna Dyer of Exeter in the Pro- 
vince of Newhampshire in New England, widow, being weak of 
body, * 

Item I give to my Cousen Trueworthy Dudley one quarter 
part of a Saw or the eigth part of a Saw mill at pickpocket to- 
gether with all the priviledges and appurtenances thereto belong- 
ing or any ways appertaining I likewise give him the bed that he 
has with him and the Cloathes belonging to it. I likewise give him 
one Cow and hay Sufficient to keep her over the winter 

Item I give to my cousen Sarah Dudley, my Sister Dudleys 
daughter one Gold Ring, and two Cows, and the Rest of the hay : 

Item I give to my brother John Gilman, my Silver Tankard 

I give to my Brother John Gilmans Children To Peter Robert 
and John each a Ring Peter to have that Ring of mine marked 
with P : C : To his daughter Elizabeth my Gold necklace : and 
to his daughter Abigail my Great looking Glass. 

Item : My Silver Cup marked with J : G. I give to my brother 
Nicholas's daughter Joanna. 

Item I give to Joanna Perryman Joanna Leavitt and Joanna 
Thing all my Pewter to be equelly divided between them 

Item. I give to my Sister Leavitt and Sister Foulsham each 
a Ring. 

Item. I give to my Five Sisters Lydia White, Elizabeth Wad- 



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leigh Abigail Thing, Alice L,eavitt, Katharine Foulsham each a 
Silver Spoon. 

Item, I give to my Sister Whites children viz Timothy White, 
and his three Sisters each a Silver Spoon 

Item I give to my Cousen Elizabeth Dudley five pounds in 
Money and a Silver Spoon 

Item. I give to the church of Christ at Exeter my Silver Cup 
with two handles. 

Item I give my other Silver Cup not already disposed of to mis- 
tress Odlin. 

Item : I give to my five Sisters and my Cousen Sarah Dudley be- 
fore mentioned, all my wearing apparel both linen and Woollen 
and all my beds and bedding, and all my houshold Goods not al- 
ready disposed off, to be equally divided between them 

Item I give to m r John Odlin our present min r Ten pounds in 
Money. 

Item I give to my Cousen Rundlet five pounds in Money 

Item I give to my Cousen Mary Gilman five pounds in Money 

Item I give to my two brothers Nicholas Gilman and John Gil- 
man all my right, title and Interest in lands or Grants of lands in 
Exeter or else where and also all my right in pickpocket mill not 
already disposed of, the whole of my real estate to be equally 
divided between them, and to be for their own use and benefit, and 
at their own dispose. They paying my Just debts, Funeral Char- 
ges and Legacies above mentioned. 

Finally My will is and I do hereby appoint my two brothers 
Nicholas Gilman and John Gilman Executours to this my last will 
and Testament hereby revoking disanulling and Making void all 
former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made. In witness 
whereof I the s d Joanna Dyer have to this my L,ast will and Testa- 
ment Set my hand and Seal this twenty third day of December 
Anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred and twenty And in the 
Seventh Year of his Majesties Reign 

9 



130 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Signed, Sealed and Owned In her 

presence of us Joanna X Dyer 

Joseph Parsons mark 

Samuel Thing 
richard rousson 
[Proved June 7, 1721.] 



JOHN NELSON 1720/1 

[Administration on the estate of John Nelson granted to Mat- 
thew Nelson of Portsmouth Feb. 8, 1720/1.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 222.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 24, 1720/1 ; amount ^137.0.0; signed by 
George Peirce and James Iyibby.] 



PHILEMON DALTON 1720/1 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen : The twenty fourth day of March 
one thousand seven hundred and twenty twenty one ; I Philemon 
Daulton of the Town of Hampton in the Province of New-Hamp- 
shire Yeoman, being sick, and weak in body, * 

Imprimis : I give and bequeath to My dear Wife Abigail, all 
my Lands, Houses, barns, houshold stuf goods, debts and Move- 
able effects (after my just and lawfull debts are there out of paid 
by my Excecutors) not hereafter in this my will disposed of, 
freely to be possesed and enjoyed by her her Heirs and assigns for- 
ever — Also I do constitute make, and ordain my Wife Excecutrix, 
together with my Son Timothy of this my last will and testament : 

Item : I give and bequeath to my Son Timothy the halfe of all 
the lands and swamp, I have at North hill beyond the Bridge, 
joyning to the land I have given to him by deed already to be 
possesed and enjoyed by him his Heirs and Assigns for ever — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 131 

provided he pay five pounds to each of his three Eldest sisters 
viz Hannah Abigail, & Sarah, (within four years after my dis- 
cease) in merchanttable pay — also I appoint my son Timothy 
Excecutor with his mother of this my last will and Testament 

Item — I give and bequeath to My Son Sam 11 six Acres of up- 
land on the other side the River where the upper mill stands joyn- 
ing to his brother Philemons land and so runing downward As also 
one Acre of upland joyning to that I formerly gave to him by 
deed, and so runing up into the field from the end there of the 
same breadth to be possesed and enjoyed by him his Heirs and 
Assigns forever — 

Item — I give and bequeath to my son Philemon one Acre of up- 
land joyning to that land I have already given to him by deed in 
my house lot to be possesed and enjoyed by him his Heirs and 
Assigns forever — 

Item — I give and bequeath to my Son Michael two Acres of up- 
land in the house lot laying on the East side of his Brother Phile- 
mons land, as also two acres of meadow in the west meadows, 
joyning to Deacon Tucks meadow on the North and the River on 
the East, to be possessed and enjoyed by him His Heirs and 
Assigns for ever — to continue in my wifes hands till he shall be 
of age 

Item. I will and bequeath to my Daughter Hannah Sargent 
five pounds to be paid by rny Excecutors in merchantable pay with 
in two years after my discease — 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Abigail Carlton five 
pounds to be paid by my Excecutors in merchantable pay within 
two years after my disease 

Item. I give And bequeath to my Daughter Sarah five pounds 
to be paid to her by my Excecutors in merchantable pay within 
two years after my disease 

Item. I give And bequeath to my Daughter Mehetabel fifteen 
pounds to be paid to her by my Excecutors in merchantable pay 
when she shall be eighteen years old — 

And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disanull all and 



132 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

every other former Testaments, wills, Legacies and bequeasts, 
and Excecutors, by me in any ways before named willed and 
Bequeathed, ratifieing and confirming this and no other to be my 
last Will and testament — also my will is that my Excecutors con- 
firm a lawful deed to my Son Sam 11 Daulton of that halfe share 
of land in y e cow com'ons I bought of William Brown desiring 
my Wife and my Son Timothy my above named Excecutrix and 
Excecutor to see that this my last Will and testament be well and 
truly performed and Excecuted — In witness where of I have here- 
unto set my hand and Seal the Day and year above written 

Signed Sealed and declared by Philemon Dalton 

the Said Philemon Daulton, as his 
last will and testament in presence 
of us the Subscibers 

William Sanborn 

John Cogswell 

Reuben Marston 

[Proved Sept. 6, 1721.] 

[Inventory, signed ^by Joshua Wingate and Reuben Marston ; 
amount, ^329.6.0; attested by Timothy Dalton, one of the execu- 
tors, March 7, 172 1/2.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 27, 1722, authorizing Francis Page and Richard 
Taylor to appraise additional estate.] 

[Additional inventory, Nov. 30, 1722; amount, ^209.0.0; 
signed by Francis Page and Richard Taylor.] 

[Guardianship of Michael Dalton and Hannah Dalton, minors, 
less than fourteen years old, children of Philemon Dalton of 
Hampton, granted to James Bridges of Andover, Mass., Nov. 20, 

1732.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 317, p. 80.] 

[Guardianship of Philemon Dalton, minor, less than fourteen 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WII.LS 133 

years old, son of Philemon Dalton of Hampton, granted to James 
Bridges, Jr., of Andover, Mass., Nov. 20, 1732.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 319, p. 454.] 

[Guardianship of Hannah Dalton, minor, less than fourteen 
years old, daughter of Philemon Dalton of Hampton, granted to 
James Bridges, Jr., of Andover, Mass., Nov. 20, 1732.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 319, p. 454.] 

[Bonds of James Bridges., Jr., with Job Tyler and Stephen 
Peabody of Boxford, Mass., as sureties, Nov. 20, 1732, for the 
guardianship of Hannah Dalton and Philemon Dalton.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



GEORGE BLAGDON 1721 STAR ISLAND 

[Administration on the estate of George Blagdon of Star island 

granted to Stephen Minot, Sampson Sheafe, and Samuel Wain- 

wright May 8, 1721.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 220.] 

[Daniel Grindall and Elizabeth Grindall of Star island renounce 
administration on the estate of their brother, George Blagdon, 
May 12, 1 72 1, in favor of their sister Kelly and Stephen Minot.] 

[L,ydia Kelly renounces administration on the estate of her 
brother, George Blagdon, May 16, 1721, in favor of Sampson 
Sheafe ; witnesses, Clement Hughes and Theodore Atkinson.] 

[Inventory, June 1, 1721 ; amount, ^412.0.1 ; signed by Rich- 
ard Yeaton and Daniel Greenough.] 

[Order of court, June 25, 1723, authorizing the administrators 
to sell real estate to pay debts.] 



134 N:EW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 

JAMES COUCH 172 1 STAR ISLAND 

[Administration on trie estate of James Couch of Star island 
granted to Richard Wibird of Portsmouth June 4, 1721.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 173.] 

[Rebecca Couch renounces administration on the estate of her 
husband, James Couch, June 7, 172 1 ; witnesses, Joshua Moody 
and John Staniford.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Richard Wibird, 
Henry Sherburne, and John Robinson ; witnesses, Samuel San- 
ders and John Ashley.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 12, 172 I, authorizing Richard Yeaton and 
Nathaniel Lord, both of Star island, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory; amount, ^85.10.10 ; attested by the administra- 
tor Sept. 6, 1721.] 

[License to Richard Wibird, administrator, Sept. 5, 1722, to 
sell real estate.] 

[Probate Minutes, Sept. 5, 1722] 

[List of claims against the estate, Dec. 5, 1722 ; amount, ^69.- 
19. — ; signed by Clement Hughes and John Cutt.] 

Rebecca Cooch being Sworn to make true answers to such 
questions as Should be asked her by this Court 

Question what did you receive on ace 1 of yo r husbands share of 
fish on the voiage with John Down 

A : five pounds & no more & 30/ of my brother John Down for 
half of a Cow that was my husbands & also 5/6 of Sam 1 Yeaton 
for a p r breeches that were my husbands 

Q : have you rec d nor conceal'd nothing more of yo r husbands 
Estate 

A : no 

[Probate Minutes, July 31, 1724.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 35 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of estate, ^85.10.10; expenditures, ^55.12.0, including widow's 
third ; allowed Oct. 18, 1727.] 

[Various accounts, containing signatures of John Frost, Shad- 
rach Walton, Jr., Jotham Odiorne, John Perkins, Joshua Moody, 
Joseph Simpson, John Watkins, Shadrack Walton, John Stam- 
ford, Daniel Rogers, Edward Gould, Samuel Treat, and John 
Doane. 
James Couch was drowned at Cape Cod.] 



SIMONDS 1721 

mem d to Cite abraha — Benick to appear at y e next Court & 

declare whether he has in keeping or knowes any thing of y e will 

of y e widow Sim'onds Dec d 
[Probate Minutes, June 7, 1721.] 



MICHAEL MARTIN 1721 PORTSMOUTH 

Middlx : ss Memorandum y e fifteenth day of July Annoq Dom- 
ini 172 1. That Jane Taulbutt of the Parish of Stepney in y e 
County of Middlesex & Mary Smith of the Parish of S* James s In 
the County Middlesex Spinster Voluntaryly Each & Severally of 
them these dep ts Came before me John Buckland one of his Majes- 
ties Justices of the Peace for y e S d County & Made Oath that they 
& Each of them these Deponants was Neighbours and very well 
acquainted as Such w th Michale Martyn Late of the Parish of S* 
Alhallows Staining Fanchurch Street London Marr r Dec'ed : & 
Sarah Martyn his Lawfull wife Dece'd. & that in the Month of 
June in the Year of our Lord One thousand Six hundred Ninety 
& Seven that Rich d Martyn True & Lawfull Son of the Said 
Michall Martyn and Sarah his Wife was Lawfully Born in the 
Bonds of Wedlock (or Marrige) According to the Ceremonys of 
y e Church of England by Law Established and Christned in y e 



136 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Parish Church of S* Dunstan's Stepney Al's Stebonheath in the 
County of Middl : as ^ Certificate more At Large may Appear & 
y* the bearer here of is the Self Same Person & a Legatee men- 
tioned as Such in y e Last Will & Testam 1 of y e S d Michall Martyn 
his Said Dece'd ffath r and further these Deponants Saith Not 

Mary Smith 

Jane Taulbut 
John Buckland 
[Deeds, vol. 12, p. 281.] 

Thomas Webb of y e Parish of S* Mary — Athill London, Gen 1 
& Richard Peach of Tower Street London Gen* Severally make 
Oath that Each of them hath known Richard Martyn Marriner 
Late belonging to his Majesties Ship Salisbury from y e time of his 
Infancy untill this f*sent time and that he hath at all times (as 
these deponants veryly beleive) been reputed & Esteemed to be 
y e Son of Michall Martain Late of Piscattuqua in New England 
Marriner Dec'd ; And y e S d Thomas Webb further Saith that he 
was well Acquainted w th y e S d Michale Martyn & hath at Severall 
times heard him Declare and Acknowledge y e S d Rich d Martyn 
to be his Son as afore S d 

Theo: Webb 
Rich d Peach 

Jurat Quarto die July Anno Domini 1721 Coram me 

John Fryer Meg r 

[Deeds, vol. 12, p. 282.] 



EBENEZER WALLINGFORD 1721 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen the nineteenth Day of August : one 
Thousand seven hundred and Twenty one I Ebenezer Walling- 
ford of Dover in y e Province of new-Hampshiere yeoman : being 
very Sick and weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis. I give and bequeath to M rs Susannah Cotton of 
Portsmouth in y e Province afforesaid : which is my Dearly beloved 
Spouse and ffriend : all that my Sixty acors of Land which I had 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIJ.S 1 37 

of Israel Hodgdon which Lyeth in Dover in y e Province affore 
said to her and her Heirs and assighns for Ever 

Item I Give to my well beloved Brothers : that is to say, my 
Brother John Wallingford Thomas Wallingford and James 
Clements all my wearing apperrill to be Equeally Divided between 
them 

furthermore I give and bequeath to M rs Susanah Cotten affore 
said all my oxen and my hors sadle and bridle and all my bills of 
Cred" which are Due unto me and all Depts that is Due unto me 
That shall appear : and all other my Estate that shall be found : 
shall be for and to y e whole and sole use benefit and behoof of 
the affore said Susanah Cotten her Heirs and assighns for Ever : 
Whome she y e said Susanah Cotten shall se me : and be att y e 
Charge of my funirall : and Pay all my Just Depts : and y e Doc- 
tors for y e charge and trouble that thay have bin out 

furthermore I Do order that y e affore ssid Suanah Cotten 
Whome I Constitute Likewise & Do Constiite make and ordain 
my Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament, all and 
singular my Lands and Tenements and all thee affore mentioned 
Premisses which I have given to her shall by her freely to be 
Possesed and Injoyed and I Do hereby utterly Disallow, Revoke 
and Disannul all and Evey other former Testaments, Wills Leag- 
ecces and Bequeasts, and Executors, by me any : in any wais 
before named, Willed and bequeathed, Rattifying and Confirming 
this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament In Wittness 
whereof I have here unto sett my hand and Seal The Day and year 
above Written 

sighned sealed Published Pro- Ebner Wallford 

nounced and Decleared by the 
said Ebenezer Wallingford as his 
Last Will and Testament, in the 
Presence of us the subscribers 

Thomas Alden 

Benj a Peirce 

John Clements 

[Proved Sept. 6, 1731.] 



*3& NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

GEORGE GOWDY 1721 NEWCASTLE 

Liberty granted to Cap* Jotham Odiorne to admin 1 " on y e Estate 
of Geo : Goudy he giving bond as the Law directs Cap 4 Dan 1 
Greeno & John Sherborn appraisors 

[Probate Minutes, Sept. 6, 1721.] 

[Bond, in blank, April 4, 1725, signed by Jotham Odiorne, 
William Fellows, and John Pray ; witnesses, Benjamin Wentworth 
and Benjamin Gambling.] 

[Warrant, April 4, 1725, authorizing Joseph Philbrick and 
Richard Jenness, both of Newcastle, to appraise the estate of 
George Gowdy of Newcastle.] 

[Administration granted to Jotham Odiorne of Newcastle April 

4, 1727.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 50.] 

[Inventory, signed by Joseph Philbrick and Richard Jenness ; 
amount, .£17.10.0; attested Sept. 7, 1727.] 



NATHANIEL SANBORN 1721 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen : The Twenty fifth Day of October 
1721 : I Nathaniel Sanborn of Hampton in the Province of New 
Hampshier in New England, Being Weak of Body * 

2 ly I Give and Bequeath unto Sarah my Dearly Beloved Wife, 
my Homestead it being about ten acres be the Same more or less 
with the Buildings and orchards thereon with all my whole Stock 
of Cretures whether Horses, Neat Cattle Sheep or Swine with 
all my Impliinents of Husbandry with all other uteusels without 
Doors Excepting what I shall hereafter dispose of, to be for her 
Comfortable maintenance and for the bringing up those Children 
which God hath given me by her, And likewise for the pay- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 39 

merit of my Just and honest debts, Giving unto my s d Wife full 
Power to make sale of any Part thereof if Necessity so require for 
the payment of my Debts or bringing up my Children as is before 
Exprest, And if so be there shall be any part of s d Land or Money 
which s d Land shall be sold for remaining at my wives decease 
or second Marriage ; the same to be Equally divided between those 
Children which I had by her. I likewise give unto her my said 
wife Sarah all my moveables within Doors (viz) Beding Pewter 
Brass Iron Chests Boxes Chairs with all other my houshold Goods 
as if they were Kxpresly named to be at her disposal during her 
natural Life excepting what I Shall hereafter dispose of, And at 
her discease to be disposed of to her Children as she shall see 
cause. 

I Give unto my Well beloved Son Richard Sanborn five shil- 
lings to be paid by my Executors hereafter named in Convenient 
time after my Decease he having already received his Portion in 
Lands and otherwise 

I Give unto my well bloved Son James Sanborn Twenty Shil- 
lings to be paid unto him by my Executors in Convenient time 
after my Decease. 

3 ly I Give unto my well beloved Son Jeremiah Sanborn fourty 
shillings to be paid by my Executors in Convenient time after 
my Decease I likewise give nnto him one Draft Chain 

4 ly I Give unto my well beloved Daughters (viz) Rachel and 
Abigael Three Pounds to Rachel fourty Shillings and to 

5 ly Abigael Twenty Shillings and Three Pewter Platters which 
was formerly their Mothers they to divide them between them- 
selves. I likewise Give unto Abigael one Chest which was for- 
merly her Mothers — 

6 ly I Give unto my well Beloved Son Nathan Sanborn one 
House Lott which I bought of Tho s Smith said Lott being in 
Chesher or the Chesnut Country Commonly so called it being the 
one hundred and Thirty sixth Lott in number with all Rights 
and Priviledges belonging to S d Lott — 

7 ly I Give unto my Well beloved son Jacob Sanborn one House 



I40 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Lott in the Chesnutt Country Commonly so called as above said 
it being the Third Lott in Number with all Priviledges belong 
to Said Lott— 

8*y I Give all my other Lands undisposed of in Chesher or the 
Chestnut Country commonly so called unto my six sons which 
I had by Sarah my Wife which now is (viz) Nathan Jacob 
Kliphaz Nathaniel Jedidiah and Daniel to be Equally divided 
between them with all Priviledges and apurtenances belonging to 
said Land 

9 ly A.nd I do Constitute appoint and ordain my Dearly beloved 
wife Sarah and my trustie and well beloved Kinsman Jonathan 
Nason to be Executors of this my last will and Testament, i\nd 
I do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke and Disannul all and Every 
other former Testaments Wills Legacies Bequests and Executors 
by me in any wise before named willed and Bequeathed Ratifying 
and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testa- 
ment. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and 
Seal The Day and Year above written. 

Signed Sealed and dclared by nathniell Samburn 

the Said Nathaniel Sanborn as 
his last Will and Testament in 
presence of us the Subscribers 
(viz) 

mark 

Sarah X Lowell 
her 
mark 

Hannah X Robie 
her 

Tho s Crosbie 

[Proved June 4, 1723.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 28, 1722 ; amount, ,£336.8.0 ; signed by 
Samuel Shaw and Thomas Crosby.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 141 

JOSEPH PURMORT 1721 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Judith Purmort, John Cutt, and 
Richard Cutt ; witnesses, Thomas Cole and Elizabeth Ditty.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 1, 1721, authorizing Moses Ingrahamand Amos 
Fernald, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of Joseph Pur- 
mort of Portsmouth, administration of which is granted to his 
widow, Judith Purmort.] 



JEREMIAH PHILBRICK 1721 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Jeremiah Philbrick of Kings- 
ton granted to Daniel Ladd of Kingston Dec. 6, 1721.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 168.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 7, 1 721, authorizing Thomas Gordon and Jacob 
Gilman, both of Kingston, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 12, 1721/2 ; amount, ^106.0.0; attested by 
the administrator June 5, 1722.] 



JOHN DREW 1721/2 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen : The Thirty first Day of January 
one Thousand Seven hundred and Twenty one I John Drew of 

Dover in y e Province of New Hampshiere being not well in Body 

# * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath to Rebekah Drew my Dearly 
beloved wife whome I Likewise Constitute make and ordain my 
sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament one third Partt 
of my Estate Together with all my Houshold goods : Depts and 
moveable Effects within Doors and without : and singular one 
third part of all my Lands messuages and Tenements, by her 
freely to be Possessed : and Injoyed : Dureing her naturell Life 



142 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

and at her Desceas it shall Return if any be Left unto my three 
sons viz : John Drew ffrancies Drew and Zebulon Drew to be 
Equally Divided between them : allthough it might be Thought 
by sum y* the affore s d John Drew is not my son but herein This 
my Last will and Testament I Do acknowledge him to be my Son : 
and one of my Heirs — 

Item I give to my Daughter Sarah ffeild y e wife of John ffeild : 
and to her Heirs for Ever Lawfully begotten of her Body a stripp 
of Land Lying between y e affore s d John ffeild Land and y e 
Twenty acres that I bought of Zachariah Pittman the south end 
of it : Joyning to Daniel Harvis Land being about Six acres be it 
more or Less : and Likewise I give and bequeath to my affore s d 
Daughter Sarah ffeild and her Heirs for Ever : a certain Plott or 
Parcell of salt marsh that I bought of Zachariah ffeild the admin- 
istrator of Josep ffeild Late Deseased : Containing two acres by 
Estimation more or Less : and thatch beds flats : and all other y e 
Privillidges that belongeth Thereunto Lying and being on the 
west side of the mouth of stephensons Creeck so Called : on the 
south side of oyster River joyning to the Personage : besides 
what I have given her allready shall be to her and her Heirs for 
Ever and all the Privilledges and appurtinances there unto belong- 
ing or any wise appertaining to y e above s d Land marsh thatch 
beds or flats : to y e affore s d Sarah ffeild and her Heirs for Ever — 

Item I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Robberts The wife of 
Love Robberts ten Pounds out of y e Stockk within one year after 
my Discease or Death : besides what I have given her allready : 
and to be Paid by my Executrix — 

Item I give to my affore said Sons Viz : John Drew ffrancies 
Drew and Zebulon Drew : all the other two third parts of my 
Estate to be Equally Divid between Them : as thay Come to y e 
age of twenty one years old : which I i m power my Executrix to 
see it fullfilled if she Liveth untell Thay come unto That age : 
otherwise I Impower my over seers to see it fulfieled and Done : 
whom I shall appoint in this my Last will and Testament 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 43 

Item I give to my Three Daughters : viz Hannah Drew Abigail 
Drew and Rebeckah Drew ten Pounds a Peace out of the stock 
as thay Come to y e age of eighteen years old : which I impower 
my executrix to see it fullfilled and Paid : if she should Live 
untell thay Come unto that age : otherwise I impower my over- 
seers to see it fullfilled and Done: whome I shall a Point in this 
my Last will and Testament — 

Item I give to my two gransons : viz John Drew and francies 
Drew : a certain Parcell of Land : and to their Heirs for Ever : 
Lawfully Begotten of ther Bodys and the affore s d Land is 
Bounded as followeth : begining att a Pair of Bars att y e head of 
my old ffeild Runing two Rods north and be east : and from 
thence forty four Rods to a stone in y e ground mark* : P : Leav- 
ing two Rod in width : The affore s d forty four Rods is to Run 
Eastward to y e affore s d stone mark 1 P : Leaving two Rods in 
weadth for a conveniancy : to go into my Pasture : and from that 
stone : north and be East to a white oak mark : P : and from 
thence west northwest to y e four acres of Land that I sold to 
Israel Hodgdon : and from thence Runing southardly to the Land 
that I Bought of Pomphret Whitehouse : and from x Thence west 
northwest to y e Kings Road : Leading to oyster River and from 
thence to y e High way that Leadeth to y e Bars where wee first 
began : as more Plainly appear uppon Record Referance being 
had Thereunto : and Likewise I give to my two gransons : viz 
John Drew and ffrancies Drew Ten acres of swamp Laud Leying 
and being between meeharmots hill and William Hills Land : the 
affore s d ten acres of swamp Land it being y e one half of a twenty 
acor Grant which was Granted to me by y e town of Dover and 
Likewise I give to my two Gransons : viz : John Drew and ffran- 
cies Drew the one half part of a Peace of marsh and Thatch 
Bed that I bought of abraham nute Lying and being in Dover 
on y e east side of the Back River : and all y e affore s d Peaces of 
Land and marsh & Thatch Bed I give to my two gransons viz 
John Drew and ffrancies Drew to them and their Heirs for ever 



144 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Lawfully Begotten of Their Bodys to be Equally Devided 
between Them : when thay Come to the age of twenty one years 
old : and it is the true intent and meaning that my granson John 
Drew shall have y e Liberty and Privilledges of y e whole of the 
Peaces of Land marsh and thatch Bed untell his Brother ffrancies 
Drew Comes to y e age of twenty one years old : and then he is to 
have y e one half of the affore s d Land and marsh and thatch Bed : 
the affore s d John Drew and ffrancies Drew maintaing and all 
wais keeping a good sufficiant fence between me and them for 
Ever and between my Heirs for Ever so as may keep me Iudam- 
nified in my whom Plaintain and I Do here order in this my 
Last will and Testament That my two gransons : viz : John 
Drew & ffrancies Drew to Pay unto their Sister EHzeth Drew 
my Grand Daughter the sum of five Pounds a Peace of good and 
Passiable money of new england when she Corns to y e age of 
Eighteen years old 

Item I give and bequeath to my Dearly Beloved wife Rebeckah 
Drew as is affore said one Third Part of all my housings Barn or 
Barns orchard or orchards and all other of y e Privilledges as is be- 
fore mentioned in this first Part of my will : and with y e Last Part 
of This my Last will and Testament During her Life : freely to be 
Possessed and injoyed by her : and I Do hereby utterly Disallow 
Revoke and Disannul all and every other former Testaments Wills 
Leagacies and Bequest and executors by me in any wais before 
named Willed and bequeathed, Ratifying and Confirming This and 
no other to be my Last Will and Testament In wittness whereof 
I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the Day and year above 
written 

and I Do Likewise Constitute and ordain my Trusty ffreinds : 
Cap" Benjamin Went worth and James Nute in the Town of Dover 
in the Province of New Hampshiere to be overseers of this my Last 
will and Testament to see that Every articall to be fullfilled in 
Wittness whereof I have hereunto unto sett my hand aud seal 
the Day and year above Written 



NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 45 

sighned, sealled, Published John drew 

Pronounced and Decleared by 
The s d John Drew as his Last 
Will and Testament in the Pres- 
ence of uss the Subscribers 

Benjamin Peirce 

Joseph austin 

Samuel austin 

[Proved Dec. 4, 1723.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 30, 1723; amount, ^1588.10.0; signed by 
Samuel Tibbetts, Israel Hodgdon, and Nicholas Harford.] 



HENRY JAQUES 1721/2 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Jaques of Portsmouth 
granted to Joshua Pickering of Newington March 9, 172 1/2.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 242.] 

[Rebecca Jaques renounces administration on the estate of her 
husband, Henry Jaques, in favor of her brother, Joshua Picker- 
ing ; dated Newington, Nov. 23, 1722.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 21, 1722/3, authorizing John Cotton and Will- 
iam Ivoud, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of the real estate, Jan. 23, 1722/3 ; amount, 
,£65.0.0; signed by William Iyoud and John Cotton.] 

[Order of court, April 18, 1723, authorizing the administrator 
to sell real estate, the estate being insolvent.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 27, 1723, authorizing Solomon Cotton and 
William L,oud to appraise the remainder of the estate, John 
Cotton having died before his appraisal was finished.] 

10 



146 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory of the personal property, Sept. 12, 1723; amount, 
^12.0.9 ; signed by William Loud and Solomon Cotton.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Feb. 8, 1724/5 ; amount, 
^94.0.8 ; signed by William Cotton and Clement Hughes.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of estate, ^54.0.0 ; expenditures, ^18.18.0; balance for 
creditors, ^35.2. o ; allowed Oct. 16, 1727.] 

[Various accounts, etc., containing signatures of Clement 
Hughes, Elizabeth Alcock, Henry Jaques, Jonathan Mendum, 
George Berry, Richard Long, Richard Wibird, Shadrach Walton, 
Jr., Mary Martyn, Robert Pike, William Cotton, Splan Lovell, 
and Joshua Peirce.] 



FRANCIS SHERLOCK 1721/2 

Col° Shadrack Walton allow'd to adm r on Fra Sherlok's Estate 
Jn° Sherburne Jn° Leach app rs 

[Probate Minutes, March 9, 1721/2.] 



WILLIAM WILLIAMS 1721/2 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Williams of Ports- 
mouth granted to Henry Tibbetts of Dover March 9, 172 1/2.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 234.] 

[Order of court, June 8, 1722, authorizing the administrator to 
sell real estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 5, 1722; amount, ^18.0.0; signed by Clem- 
ent Hughes and Joseph Simpson.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 147 

[Account of the settlement of the estate ; amount of estate, 
^26.5.0 ; expenditures, ^40.5.4 ; allowed, no date.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 8, p. 404.] 



JOHN ABBOTT 1721/2 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

The Nineteenth of March 1721/2 I John Abbit of Portsmouth 
in y e Province of New Hampshire in New-England Yeoman 
being Very Sick & weak in body * * * 

Imprimis I Will to Mary my wife y e Third part of y e Income of 
my Estate y* I now Live upon during her Life-time. 

Itim. I Will and Demise to my Sonn John Abbitt all & Singu- 
lar My Estate I now Live upon he paying Twenty Shillings To 
Each of my Grandson's hearafter Named Viz Michall, Marke, and 
Lambath Abbitt y e Son's of James Abbitt Deceased. 

Itim. I Will and give To my Sonn William Laud Eighty Acres 
of Upland, and fourteen acres of Salt Marsh, being in Winter 
harbour he paying Ten pound's To Each of my Sonn's & Daugh- 
ters hearafter Named Viz. Walter & Reuben Abbitt Tenn pounds 
Each. 

Itim I Will & give to my Daughter Sarra Pickering Tenn 
pounds to be paid by my Sonn W m Laud 

Itim I Will & give to my Daughter Ruth Sprigs Tenn pounds 
to be paid my Sonn Wm Laud 

Itim I Will & give to my Daughter Anna's Bratten Tenn 
pounds to be paid by my Sonn Wm Laud. 

Itim I will & Demise to my Sonn Walter Abbitt one Acre of 
Land y* was granted to my Father Walter Abbitt as will appear 
by record y e Land being in great Island viz New-Castle. 

Itim I will to my four Daughters my Moveable houshold Es- 
tate only as for my Daughter Sarra Pickering I give her a Feather 
bed as also her proportion of y e Rest of the Moveables. 

Itim I will & give to my Sonn John Abbit my Cow with halfe 
an horse s d horse being in Custod of my Sonn William Laud. I 



148 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

also Impouer my Sonn John Abbitt to receive all triy Just Debts, 
as also to answer y e Lawfull Demands of others. 

And I Do hereby disallow revock and Disanull all & Every 
former Testaments will's Legacies & bequests & Executors by me 
in any wise before Named Willed & bequathed Ratifying & Con- 
firming This & no other to be my Last will & Testament In Wit- 
ness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seall y e Day & 
Year above Mentioned 

Signed, Sealled and Delivered John Abbott 

by John Abbitt sen r as his Last 
will & Testament in Presence of 
Uss 

James Clarkson 

William Addams 

Joseph Mead 

[Endorsed (( John Abbots will: bro't y hr 1722 but no Exec r 
being named adm ion Cum Testamento annexo was granted to his 
son John."] 

[Administration on the estate of John Abbott of Portsmouth 

granted to his oldest son, John Abbott, May 5, 1722.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 240. 

[Bond in blank, May 5, 1722, signed by John Abbott, Daniel 
Quick, and Jeremiah Libby ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and 
William Laud.] 

[Warrant, May 5, 1722, authorizing Edward Ayers and 
Thomas Peirce, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 16, 1722; amount, ^167.6.7; signed by 
Edward Ayers and Thomas Peirce ; attested by the administra- 
tor Sept. 5, 1722.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 49 

DUDLEY HILTON 1722 

[Nathaniel Ladd and his wife, not named, renounce adminis- 
tration on the estate of her former husband, Dudley Hilton, 1722, 
in favor of Clement Hughes.] 

administration allow'd to Cap* Nath 11 Lad on m r Dudley Hil- 
tons Estate provided he give bonds &c 
[Probate Minutes, June 4, 1723.] 



ARTHUR BENNICK 1722 DOVER OR EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Arthur Bennick of Dover 

granted to his widow, Dorcas Bennick, and Thomas Rollins of 

Dover June 6, 1722.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 249.] 

[Warrant, June 6, 1722, authorizing Capt. Jonathan Wadleigh 
and James Sinclair, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate of 
Arthur Bennick of Exeter.] 

[Inventory, June 15, 1722; amount, ^221.5.0; signed by 
Jonathan Wadleigh and James Sinclair.] 

[Dorcas Bennick, being weak and indisposed, renounces 
administration on the estate of her husband, Arthur Bennick, at 
Stratham Dec. 4, 1722, in favor of her father, Thomas Rollins.] 



THOMAS POWELL 1722 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Powell of Stratham 
granted to his widow, Abigail Powell, June 6, 1722.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 265.] 



15O NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Abigail Powell, William Moore, and 
John Clark.] 

[Warrant, June 25, 1722, authorizing George Veasey and John 
Clark, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 28, 1722; amount, ^262.2.0; signed by 
George Veasey and John Clark.] 

[Order of court, May 31, 1723, authorizing the administratrix 
to sell real estate.] 



JAMES ALLARD 1722 GOSPORT 

[Citation, June 19, 1722, to Oner Allard of Gosport, widow, to 
appear and take administration on the estate of her husband, 
James Allard of Gosport ; return signed by James Allard, con- 
stable.] 



THOMAS STARBIRD 1722 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen. The third day of July in the Year 
of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty & Two. I 
Thomas Starbord of the Town of Dover in the Province of New 
Hampshire in New England Yeoman 

Imprimis, I give & bequeath unto my well beloved Son 
Thomas Starbord the one half of my Thirty Acre Lot of Land 
lying & being in the Town ship of Dover afores d in that part of 
the town Commonly CalTd Madberry. 

Item, I give & bequeath unto my well beloved Son Samuel 
Starbord the other half of my S d Thirty Acre Lot of Land lying 
& being at Madberry afore d , as also all my Looms with all the 
gares & Tackling for Weaving, as also one Yoke of Steers now 
Two Years old & Two Sheep. But in case he shall die without 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 151 

Issue then the S d Land which I have given him shall return to 
my Son Thomas Starbord. 

Item, I give & bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter 
Abigail Starbord Two Sheep & my middle Iron Kettle, as also 
Twenty Pounds in Mony, or good Province Bills of Credite, to be 
paid to her my S d Daughter, by my Executor hereafter Named, 
with in the Space of four Years after my decease, that is to say, 
five Pounds p r Annum or Yearly till the whole Twenty Pounds be 
paid. 

Item, I give & bequeath unto my well beloved Son John Star- 
bord, my Dwelling House & home place together with all & 
Singuler my Lands Messuages Tennements, & Chattels thereunto 
belonging, as also all my Household goods & movables, except 
Such as I have in this Will given unto my Son Samuel, & to my 
Daughter Abigail, but in Case he Shall die with out Issue, then 
they Shall return to my Sons Thomas & Samuel, & Shall be 
equally divided between them. 

Furthermore, I Constitute, Make, & ordain my Son John Star- 
bord my only & Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament ; 
I also order and Injoyne him, viz : my Son John to provide for, 
& Support my Widow after my decease, with Suitable House room 
fire wood, meat, drink, Cloathing washing & Lodging & what 
ever else Shall be necessary for her Comfortable Subsistance, & 
also to pay unto her viz my S d Widow the Sum of five Pounds, in 
Mony or good Province Bills of Credit, p r Annum or Yearly, dure- 
ing the time of her natural life, or the time that She Shall Con- 
tinew my Widow, but in Case She Shall marry again from the 
time of her Marriage he Shall be free from this obligation. 

And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, & disannul, all & 
every other former Testaments, Wills, & Legacies Bequest & Ex- 
ecutors, by me in any ways before this time named, willed or be- 
queathed, Ratifieing & Confirming this, & no other to be my last 
Will & Testament, in witness whereof I have hereunto Set my 
hand & Seal the day & year above written. 



152 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Signed, Sealed, Published, Pro- His 

nounced & declared by the S d Thomas X Starbord 

Thomas Starbord as his last Will Mark 

and Testament in the presence 
of us the Subscribers. 

Jon a Cushing 

Paul Gerrish 

[Proved April 18, 1723.] 

[Warrant, April 18, 1723, authorizing Capt. Thomas Tibbetts 
and James Nute, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 3, 1723; amount, ^231.1.0; signed by 
Thomas Tibbetts and James Nute.] 



JOHN PARTRIDGE 1722 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of God amen 

I John Partridge of Portsmouth In the Province of Newhamp- 
sh r In New England being very Aged and Infirm 

Viz* unto my Daughter Almory my Daughter Elliott my 
Daughter Hunking my Daughter Roberts & my daughter Tar- 
rant, all my right Title & Interest in all maner of Lands or Mead- 
ows Sheep or Cattell of any kinde w t soev r & otherwise & all 
maner of household Goods and Aparell of any Sort or kind 
belonging to me or my wife at her Decease to be Equally Divided 
between my Said Daughters 

I Give and bequeath unto my Grandson Jon a Partridge and his 
wife Each of them a paire of Gloves 

As to y e decency of my burial 1 my Grandson Jon a Partridge 
is Obliged to it according to an Instrument bearing Date the 26 th 
of October 17 16 

finally I make my S d Daughter Almery, Elliot, Hunking, Rob- 
erts, Tarrett my Ex ls to this my Last Will & Testament In Testi- 
mony of all above written I have here unto Sett my hand & Seal 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 53 

this 28 th of Aug st in y e ninth year of his Majisties Reign. Anno 
Domini 1722. 

Signed Sealed and Declared Jhon partridg 

In y e ^sencence of X 

John Hill Mark 

hannah hill 

Rachel Robeson 

[Proved Sept. 3, 1722.] 

[Citation, Dec. 10, 1722, to Jonathan Partridge and his wife, 
Sarah Partridge, to appear and answer to charges of concealing a 
portion of the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 1, 1723 ; amount, ^9.15.0 ; signed by Samuel 
Hart and Clement Hughes ; attested by Axwell Roberts, husband 
of Joanna Roberts, executor, Sept. 2, 1724.] 



JOHN GODDARD 1722 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of John Goddard of Dover granted 

o Abraham Bennick and Martha Critchet, both of Dover, Sept. 

5, 1722.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 170.] 



PETER HERSEY 1722 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Peter Hersey of Exeter granted 
to his widow, Elizabeth Hersey, Sept. 5, 1722.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 257.] 

[Inventory of the estate; amount, ^249.11.0; signed bX 
Ephraim Folsom and Thomas Young ; attested by Elizabeth 
Hersey, administratrix, Sept. 5, 1722.] 



154 N EW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

THOMAS DOLLOFF 1722 EXETER 

The Last will and testament of Thomas Dollof of Exeter in the 
province of Newhampshire in New England I Thomas Dollof 
Being weak of Boddy * * * 

Item \- I Give unto my well Beloved son Nicolas Dollof forty 
acres of Laying at or near Deerhill. 

Item y I Give unto my well Beloved Son Amos Dollof my Dwel- 
ling house my out housing and all my Land and meaddow thereto 
adjoyuing he paying his Brother Thomas the sume of fourscore 
pound within two year after his coming into posesion of the same. 

Item )* I Give unto my well Beloved son Thomas Dollof the 
sume of fourscore pound to be paid to him by his Brother Amos as 
Above specified 

Item y I give unto my well Beloved Wife Lydia Dollof Whome 
I make and ordain the Executrix of this my Last Will and teste- 
mant all my moveable Estate to be at her Disposall and allso the 
improvement of all my other Estate During the time of her 
Natrual Life or Widdowhood and I Do here by these presents Re- 
voke and Disannnll all other wills and testeinants by me heretofore 
made acknowlidging this to be my Last will and testemant In 
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seall this 11 
day of September Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & 

twenty two 

Signed sealed and owned in the thomas dollof 

presence of 

Richard dollof 
her 

Kezia X sinkler 
mark 

Cartee Gill man 

[Proved Dec. 5, 1722.] 

[Warrant, Dec, 5, 1722, authorizing James Sinclair and Bar- 
tholomew Thing, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 55 

[Inventory, Jan. 3, 1722/3; amount, ^485.10.6; signed by 
James Sinclair and Bartholomew Thing.] 

[Guardianship of Nicholas Dolloff and Amos Dolloff, minors, 
more than fourteen years old, sons of Thomas Dolloff of Exeter, 
deceased, granted to Nicholas Gordon of Exeter March 1, 1727/8.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 448.] 

[Bond of Nicholas Gordon, with William Fellows and James 
Nute as sureties, May 25, 1728, for the guardianship of Nicholas 
Dolloff and Amos Dolloff, minors ; witnesses, Benjamin Gamb- 
ling and John Cutt.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Jonathan Gordon, 
Nicholas Perryman, and Nicholas Dolloff ; witness, John Penhal- 
low ; endorsed "Jonathan Gordan Bond of Guardianship for 
Tho s Doller son of Tho s Doller xb 1 9 th 1732. M ] 

[Guardianship of Thomas Dolloff, aged about eleven years, 
son of Thomas Dolloff of Exeter, deceased, granted to Jonathan 
Gordon Dec. 12, 1732, at the request of his wife, Lydia Gordon, 
formerly widow of Thomas Dolloff.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 24.] 



ABIGAIL COTTON 1722 STRATHAM 

The Testimentary words of Abigail Cotton of Stretham in the 
province of New Hamp r Singlewoman as they were Spoken by 
her at the house of Jn° Meed of S d town, where She lived, in the 
time of her last Sicknesse of which She dyed which was on the 
Sixth day of October 1722 — Viz" I will give all I have to Nabbe — 
a Second time, I will give all I have to Nabbe, except what 
buries me — She then looking upon Jn° Mead, & directing her 
Speech to him, who was the father of Nabbe or Abigail Meed — 



156 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JACOB CLARK 1722 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Clark of Newcastle 
granted to his widow, Alice Clark, and Capt. Joshua Peirce Oct. 

8, 1722.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 398.] 

[Bond, in blank, Oct. 8, 1722, signed by Alice Clark, Joshua 
Peirce, Theodore Atkinson, and Andrew Wiggin ; witnesses, 
James Jeffry and Benjamin Gambling.] 

[Inventory, Oct. — , 1722 ; amount, ,£439.9.6 ; signed by 
Jotham Odiorne and Theodore Atkinson.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 18, 1722, authorizing William Fellows, 
Clement Hughes, and John Cutt, all of Portsmouth, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims, Dec. 5, 1723 ; amount, ^888.13.10 1-2 ; signed 
by William Fellows, Clement Hughes, and John Cutt.] 

[Administrators' account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of estate, ^432.9.6; balance for creditors, ^304.0.0; allowed 
March 10, 1723/4.] 

[Receipt of Alice Clark for ^79.8.0 due from John Frost to the 
estate of her husband, Jacob Clark ; dated Newcastle, May 15, 
1725, witnesses, Dorothy Watkins and Elizabeth King.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 4.] 

[Various accounts, notes, bonds, etc., containing signatures of 
William Tyler, Jacob Clark, John Hill, James Davis, George Jaf- 
frey, Richard Wibird, John Frost, Shadrach Walton, William 
Pepperell, Jr., William Ball, Michael Whidden, Edward Sadler, 
Joshua Peirce, Nathaniel Weare, Daniel Greenough, Jotham 
Odiorne, John Batson, Thomas Bell, Daniel Quick, Thomas 
Walden, Meshech Bell, Thomas Peirce, and Robert Pike. 

Mention is made of a son Samuel and a daughter.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 57 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Clark of Newcastle 

granted to his widow, Alice Clark, Jan. 8, 1723/4.] 
[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 123.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 7, 1723/4, authorizing John Adams, Withers 

Berry, and Richard Cutt, Jr., to take an inventory of the estate in 

York county, Me.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 4, p. 37.] 

[Inventory of the estate in York county, Me., Jan. 12, 1723/4 ; 
two lots of land in Kittery, Me., thirty-three acres and thirty- 
eight acres, valued at ^177.10.0.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 4, p. 37.] 

[Account of Alice Clark, administratrix, against the estate, 
Oct. 6, 1729 ; amount, ,£7.5.0.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 4, p. 48.] 



THOMAS AYERS 1722 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Ayers of Portsmouth 
granted to his sons, Abraham Ayers and Thomas Ayers, both of 
Portsmouth, Dec. 5, 1722.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 247.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 4, 1722 ; amount, ^110.5.0; signed by Eph- 
raim Dennett and John Downing.] 

[Bond, in blank, Dec. 5, 1722, signed by Abraham Ayers, 
Thomas Ayers, Ephraim Dennett, and John Downing.] 



DANIEL THvTON 1722 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Tilton of Stratham 
granted to his widow, Elizabeth Tilton, Dec. 5, 1722.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 214.] 



158 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Elizabeth Tilton, Joseph Rollins, 
and Joseph Low ; witnesses, Job Chapman and Jethro Tilton.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 14, 1722/3, authorizing Joseph Rollins and 
Joseph Low, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Joseph Low and Joseph Rollins ; 
amount, ^295.6.0 ; attested by the administratrix March 6, 

1722/3.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 3, 1724, authorizing Ensign John Sanborn and 
Capt. John Smith, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate of 
Daniel Tilton, administration of which was granted to his widow, 
Elizabeth Tilton, and after her death to Capt. Joseph Tilton and 
Jethro Tilton.] 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Tilton of Stratham 
granted to Joseph Tilton and Jethro Tilton, both of Hampton, 
Dec. 4, 1724.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 435.] 

[Bond, in blank, Dec. 4, 1724, signed by Joseph Tilton, Jethro 
Tilton, James Prescott, and Nathan Longfellow ; on the reverse is 
"Capt. Tilton apointed Guardian to Dan 1 y e youngest child."" 

[Inventory, Feb. 27, 1724/5 ; amount, ^278.7.4 ; signed by 
John Smith and John Sanborn.] 



B1LEY DUDLEY 1722/3 EXETER 

I Biley Dudley of Exeter in the Province of New-Hampshire in 
New-England being of Sound mind and memory but antient and 
infirm * * * 

2 dly I give and bequeath unto my beloved kinsman Theophilus 
Hardy immediately after mine & my Wife's Decease about three 
acres of Flatts lying against that which was James Dudleys land 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 59 

to be to him and his heirs for ever provided that my S d Wife hath 
not occasion to dispose of it Otherwise in her life time 

3 dly I give and bequeath unto my beloved kinsman Biley Lyford 
Son to Stephen Lyford immediately after mine and my wive's 
decease my dwelling house and barn and all my Lands, marsh and 
flatts lying between Stanyins brook and the Larys Land and 
bounded on the west by the Highway and Eastwardly by the river 
& also about Sixteen acres of Land on the west Side the way 
near Thomas Lyford 's house to be to him and bis heirs for ever 
provided that my S d Wife Elizabeth Dudley hath not occasion to 
dispose of the Same Otherwise 

^thiy j g} ve un to my well-beloved Wife Elizabeth Dudley all my 
other Estate either real or personall to be entirely at her disposal 
for ever 

5 tWy And finally my will is that my beloved Wife Elizabeth 
Dudley Shall have full power to sell or dispose of any of The 
Above mentioned Lands marsh or flatts if her necessity require it. 

Unto this my last will and Testament I make my beloved Wife 
Elizabeth Dudley my Sole Executrix obliging her to pay all my 
Just debts and to defray my funerall Charges. 

In Testimony to all and Singular the Premises abovewritten I 
have hereunto Set my hand and affixd my Seal this Twenty fourth 
day of January One Thousand Seven hundred & twenty two or 
three. 

Signed Seald and deliverd in Biley Dudley 

presence of us 

John Kimball 

Abigail Lyford 

Nich° Gilman 

[Proved Sept. 4, 1728.] 



BENJAMIN CROSS 1722/3 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of God amen January 29 th 1722/3 I, Benjamin 
Crosse of Portsmouth in the province of New Hampshire in New 



l6o NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

England Marriner, Being of Sound disposeing mind & perfect 
memory, being likewise sensible of the many Casualtys and Dan- 
gers I may undergo in my present Intended Voyage to Sea w th 
the uncertainty of Life, Do make and ordain this to be my last 
will & Testament as Followeth Viz 1 

Imp rs I give my Soul to God that gave it hoping & Trusting 
that in and Through the Merrits of my Blessed Saviour the Lord 
Jesus Christ he will Graciously be pleased to Accept of it. 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth 
Crosse all my Estate both real & personall in any part or place in 
the World whatsoever, as well what I am really possessed of as 
what I may by any ways or means Soever become my right or 
due hereafter ; as also all my debts, dues, or demands of any Sort 
or denomination whatsoever 

Item I Will that my said wife Elizabeth Crosse be Sole Execu- 
trix to this my last will & Testament and that she pay & dis- 
charge all my Just debts out of my Estate — 

Signed Sealed published & De- Benj n Crosse 

clared to be my last will and 
Testament in presence of 

Dan 11 Greenough 

David Gardnar 

Will m Brock 

[Proved Dec. 28, 1730.] 



CHARLES RUNDLETT, JR. 1722/3 EXETER 

[Citation, March 6, 1722/3, to Lydia Rundlett of Exeter to 
appear and take administration on the estate of her husband, 
Charles Rundlett, Jr., of Exeterj return signed by Benjamin Lea- 
vitt, deputy sheriff.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WII,I«S l6l 

JAMES PERKINS 1722/3 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen I James Perkins of Hampton in the 
Province of Newhampshire in new England (Senior) Being weak 
in Body * * * 

iiy I give and bequeath unto Leah my beloved wife my dwel- 
ling house during her Life or untill shee marry again and I doe 
order my son Moses Perkins to find his mother my now wife 
Eight bushells of Indian Corn and two bushells of barly and two 
bushells of mault and fifty pound of Porke and fifty pound of 
beefe and two Cows, and the woll of four sheep and to find her 
fire wood all during her Life or untill she marry again : and if 
my son Moses Perkins doe not perform what I order him to doe 
for my wife then shee may take into her hands one third part of 
my Estate that I give to my son Moses Perkins during her Life 
or untill she marry again : and I give her the one half of my 
movabls with in doars during her widow hood and at my wifes 
dearth or day of marriage all to Return to my son moses perkins 

2 ly I give and bequeath unto my Son James Perkins the one 
half of my marsh Laying by the way that Leadeth to Sargants 
Hand on the ox Common 

3 1 ? I give and bequeath unto my son David Perkins one acre of 
marsh where my son moses perkins shall se good to Lett him 
have it out of my marsh 

4 1 ? I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah graves six 
pounds in marchentable pay to be payd with in one year after my 
decese by my son moses perkins 

5 1 ? I give and bequeath to my daughter mary Taylor four 
pounds in marchentable pay to be payd within two years after 
my decese by my Son moses perkins 

6 ly I give and bequeath to my daughter Lidya Clifford four 
pounds in marchentable pay to be payd within three years after 
my decese by my son moses perkins 

7 1 ? I give and bequeath to my daughter hannah Moulton five 

1 1 



162 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

pounds in marchentable pay to be payd with in four years after my 
decese by my son moses perkins 

8 J y I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabath philbrick five 
pounds in marchentable pay to be payd with in five years after 
my decese by my son moses perkins 

9 1 ? I give and bequeath to my son moses perkens my dwelling 
house and the one half of my movabls with in doars after my 
wifes decese or at her day of marriage and I give to my son moses 
perkins my barn and orchard and all my Lands medow and marsh 
ground and Swamp that I have not otherways disposed of in this 
my will Lett it Lay in what place so Ever : and all my movabls with 
out doers Except two Cows and the one half of my movabls with 
in doers and all my imliments of husbandry of what sort so Ever : 
Emediately after my decese : and what my wife is to have at her 
dearth or day of marriage all to Return to my son moses perkins : 
and I give to my son moses perkins my four shears of Land 
which is Layd out in the boars head woods and also all my Right 
of Land on the south side of Litle River which is not yet Layd 
out and I doe make Constitute and Apoint my well beloved son 
Moses Perkins to be my sole Executor to this my Last will and 
Testament Ratifying and Conferming this and no other to be my 
Last will and Testiment in witnes here of I the Before mentioned 
James Perkins (Senior) have here unto Put my hand and affixt 
my Seall this Eight th day of march in the year of our Lord Seven- 
teen Hundred and twenty two or three and in the nineth year of 
the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord George King of Great Brit- 
tain &c 

witneses James perkins 

Mephibosheth Samborn his mark X and Seall 

John Dowst 

Ephraim marston 

Jabez Dow 

[Proved Dec. 9, 1731.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 63 

NATHANIEL MELCHER 1722/3 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of God amen : Portsmouth Province of New Hamp- 
sheir : I Nathaniell Melcher of s d town & Province in New Eng- 
land : being Sick and Weak of bodey but of A perfict and Sound 
Memory Do make this my Last Will and Testement in Manner & 
forme following the 20 th day of March : 1722/3 : Viz 1 — 

first I bequeath my Soule to god that Gave it and in home I 
hope to finde mercy at the great and Generall day of the Reserec- 
tion : 

Itam After my Decease I give and bequeath unto my two Sons 
Edward and Nathaniell Meltcher : that Lott of Land Lying in the 
townd of Portsm at the banke on the westerly Side of the street 
that Leads from the Spring hill towards the Meeting House Opi- 
side against Cap* Richard Wibirds House wherein he now Liv- 
eth as it is buted and bounded and to be Equley Devided betwext 
them both & I do order them and Eatch of them to pay unto there 
Sister Elizbeth meltcher ten pound apeace or Each of them : 
within fouer year after they Com to the posession of the above 
Lott of Land: — 

Itam I give and bequeath unto my Son John Meltcher all my 
Honesteed both Housing and Land where one I Now Live After 
my & my wifes Deceass he Living with us : if pleas god to Spare 
his Life : During our Natuarall Lifes and to Work and be help- 
full in Cairing one the work that the place Requiers tell it shall 
com into his owne hands And ffurther I Do give unto my Son 
John Meltcher after my Deceace one ffether bed boulster and Pel- 
low : a pare of blankets and a covering : and in Consideration of 
all the above given Premises I do Order my son John Meltcher 
that he shall pay unto his sister Elizebeth Meltcher at or before 
the Expiration of three years after he is in posesion of the above 
said premises five pounds in currant passable mony of this Prov- 
ince and a good Cow & c : — 

Itam : all the Rest of my Moveable Estate More then what is 
above bequeathed after my Deceace I give unto my Wife During 



164 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Her Naturall Life and to her disposing amongest my Children 
according to her disscreshen — 

Itam I do make Appoint and Constetute my well beloved Wife 
Elizabeth to be my Soule Exectrix to See this my Last will and 
testement fullfilled & to See me Decently inteard In Wittness 
whereof I have here unto Sett my hand and Seale the day and 
Year first above Writen & c 

Signed & Sealed in Presents Nathaniel Melcher 

of us 

Tobias Langdon 

Nath 11 Lang : 

M. Hunking 

It is to be Understood though not thought one before Signing 
on y e Other Side to Mention that my Desier is that what intrest I 
have in the Comon Land in Portsmouth Newtown Alies Barrien- 
ton : I do be Queath it to my two Sons Edward & Nathaniell as 
Witnes my hand & Seale this 20 th day of March : 1722/3 

Signed Sealed in Presents of Nathaniell Melcher 

Us 

Tobias Langdon 

Nathanil Lang 

M. Hunking 

Prov : New Hampsheir 

Entred and Recorded this above Instreumeut in Writing the 

14 th day of March : 1723/4 — 

f* M Hnnking Record 1 " 
[Deeds, vol. 13, p. 440.] 

DAVID GARDNER 1723 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God, Amen, The Twenty first day of May 1723 
I David Gardner of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Taylor being very Sick & Weak in Body 

Imprimis I give and Bequeath to Margaret my dearly beloved 
wife, whom I Likewise constitute make and ordain my Sole 
Executrix of this my last Will & Testament, two Feather bedds 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 165 

and Furniture, and one Third part of all the remainder of my per- 
sonall Estate (my Funerall Charge and Just debts being first paid 
& Discharged) for ever, And one Third part of my real Estate 
during her Natural Life. 

Item I give to my beloved Children, Namely John, David, 
Elizabeth & Margaret all the Residue of my Estate both real and 
personall to be Divided Among them in Equal Shares Except my 
Eldest Son who shall have a double share 

And if it should So happen That all my Children should die 
before they come to Age, Then I Bequeath Three Quarters of all 
the Estate that shall be then remaining of what I have bequeathed 
to my Said Children, to my afores d wife if she Survives them 
and the other Quarter to my Loving brother James Gardner, But 
if my wife Should Die before my Children and they Should Die 
also before they come of age, Then my will is That the aforesaid 
Three Quarters of the remaining part of what I have bequeathed 
to my Children, which I have bequeathed to my wife, shall be 
one half to the Children of my aforesaid brother and the other 
half to my Brother in law Joshua Cate, finally I appoint and 
Request my Loving friends M r John Drew M r Clem 1 Hughes to 
be overseers to the true performance of all the Premisses, hereby 
utterly Disallowing & revoking all former wills & Testaments by 
me made Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be my 
Last will & Testament In wittness whereof I have hereunto Sett 
my hand & Seal the Day & year above writen 

Signed Sealed Published Dav d Gardner 

Pronounced & Declared by 
the Said David Gardner to be 
his last Will & Testam* in the 
Presence of us the Subscribers 

James Davis 

Jotham Odiorue 

Thomas Simpson 

Clement Hughes 

[Proved Aug. 7, 1723.] 



1 66 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ABRAHAM BOUIvK 1723 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Dr. Abraham Boule of Ports- 
mouth granted to Daniel Greenough of Newcastle May 29, 1723.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 349.] 

[Bond, in blank, May 29, 1723 ; signed by Daniel Greenough, 
William Cotton, and Joshua Pickering; witnesses, Benjamin 
Gambling and Mary Gambling.] 

[Inventory, May 30, 1723; amount ^81.8.10; signed by 
Robert Pike and Clement Hughes.] 



JETHRO BATCHELDER 1723 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Jethro Batchelder of Hamp- 
ton granted to his widow, Dorothy Batchelder, June 5, 1723.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 263.] 

[Bond, in blank, June 4, 1723, signed by Dorothy Batchelder, 
Benjamin Sanborn, and Nathaniel .] 

[Warrant, June 4, 1723, authorizing Capt. Joseph Tilton of 
Hampton and Ephraim Philbrick of Exeter to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 5, 1723; amount, ^74.18.0; signed by 
Joseph Tilton and Ephraim Philbrick.] 



JOHN COTTON 1723 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Cotton of Portsmouth 
granted to his brothers, William Cotton and John Davis, both of 
Portsmouth, July 5, 1723.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 186.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 167 

[Bond, in blank, July 5, 1723, signed by William Cotton, John 
Davis, Clement Hughes, and Joseph Buss.] 

[Warrant, July 5, 1723, authorizing Clement Hughes and John 
Cutt, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of the estate of John Cotton, butcher, July 10, 1723 ; 
amount, ^291.5.10 ; signed by Clement Hughes and John Cutt.] 

[Order of court, Feb. 22, 1724/5, authorizing the administra- 
tor to sell real estate.] 

[Administrators' account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of estate, ^402.3.0 ; expenditures, ^217.13.6; allowed 
Nov. 17, 1732. 

William Cotton and John Cotton were brothers. One item of 
expense is the funeral charges of John Cotton's wife, and mention 
is made of a child.] 

[Various notes, accounts, etc., containing signatures of Joshua 
Peirce, John Sanborn, John Cotton, Joseph Mason, Daniel Young, 
Samuel Melcher, Robert Pike, Clement Hughes, Gilbert Warner, 
Hunking Wentworth, John Smith, Samuel Swan, James Jeffry, 
Jr., James Jeffry, George Walker, Richard Swaine, Cyprian Jef- 
fry, Robert Wadleigh, John Ross, Jacob Treadwell, Samuel Mar- 
ston, Hannah Blagdon, Samuel Brackett, Benjamin Rust, Joseph 
Buss, Samuel Marston, Jr., Moses L,eavitt, Thomas Dearborn, 
John Warren, Benning Wentworth, Henry Tibbetts, William 
Cotton, Jr., David Dow, Samuel Dearborn, Thomas Wright, 
William Cross, and John Wibird. 

Mention is made of a widow and children, one named Timothy.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Cotton of Portsmouth, 

butcher, granted to his brother, William Cotton of Portsmouth, 

Jan. 1, 1727/8.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 257.] 



1 68 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory of the estate in York county, Me., Dec. 26, 1728; 
sixty acres of land, with house and barn, in Kittery, Me., valued 
at ^340.0.0.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 4, p. 14.] 

[Administrator's account of the estate ; received from rents, 
^125.0.0; expenditures, ^140.1.8; allowed Oct. 19, 1736; 
includes an item "To p^ Jn° Jones for Nursing a Child of y e 
Intestate from y e Age of 10 Months to y e age of 3 Years."] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 63.] 

[Elizabeth Cotton and Timothy Cotton, minors, aged more 
than fourteen years, children of John Cotton, make choice of 
Joseph Buss, Jr., of Portsmouth, their kinsman, as their guard- 
ian, May 6, 1738.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 119.] 

[Mary Cotton, minor, aged more than fourteen years, daugh- 
ter of John Cotton, makes choice of Jacob Tread well of Ports- 
mouth, her kinsman, as her guardian, May 13, 1738.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 120. J 

[Additional account of the administrator against the estate, 
May 16, 1738; amount ^16.7.0.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 119.] 

[Inventory of the estate in York county, Me., May 11, 1738 ; 
amount, ^971.18.0; the appraisers report against a division of 
the estate.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 119.] 

[Warrant, April 15, 1740, authorizing Capt. John Shapleigh, 
Noah Emery, Joseph Hammond, Jr., John Leighton, and John 
Godsoe, all of Kittery, Me., to divide the estate in Kittery.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 191.] 

York ss/. 

Pursuant to an Order or Precept from y e Hono 1 John Wheel- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 169 

wright Esq r Judge of y e Prob s &c to us the Subscribers Directed 
Authorizeing & impowering us the Subscribers to make a Just and 
Equall Division of y e Estate of John Cotton late of Portsm° in y e 
Province of New Hampshire Butcher Decas d which lyes in Kit- 
tery in s d County of York, We have made s d Division as follows 



viz* 



I st We Order and set of a Road one Rod and a quarter of a Rod 
wide runing near y e whole length of y e Land or Lott which Did 
belong to s d Deces d begining at y e Road that leads to Sturgeon 
Creek near y e midle of s d Lot and runing from thence Eastward 
about one hundred & fifty two Rods, and then South East by 
South to M r Tobys Land & then runing Easterly by s d Tobys 
Land untill it comes within about twenty Rods of y e East End of 

S d IyOtt. 

2 d We Order and set of unto y e Eldest surviveing Son William 
Cotton seventeen Acres & one hundred & twelve Poles of Land in 
two Pieces viz 1 thirteen Acres & one hundred ■& fifty two Poles 
part there of lying at y e westerly End of y e Lott on y e North side 
Adjoyning to y e Land of Solomon Libby being twenty five & five 
Eights Poles in breadth by y e Road & runing y e same breadth 
north East by East Eighty nine and one quarter Poles in length 
& bounded on the Southerly side by y e afores d Road (which we 
have set of for the Conveniency of y e s d Heirs) together with y e 
house & Barn & Orchard standing thereon y e other Piece being 
three & three quarters Acres which lyes at y e East end of s d Land 
being thirty Rods in length South East by South & northwest by 
north & twenty Rods in breadth North East by East & South 
West by West bounded on y e East side by Joseph Hills Land & 
on y e South End by M r Tobeys Land & on y e north End by 
Ephraim Libbys Land which makes his full Part or Portion of 
s d Decesd s Estate. — 

3 1 * We Order and set of unto Timothy Cotton Son of y e Decs d 
twenty three acres & one hundred & Twelve Poles of Land lying 
in two Peices Viz 4 one Peice thereof being nineteen Acres & one 
hundred & fifty two Poles bounded on y e South side by y e land of 



170 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Thomas Hunscomb & on y e North side by y e Road we set of & 
on y e West End by y e Road that leads to Sturgeon Creek being 
twenty one & one Eighth Rods in breadth by s d Road & rnning 
y e same bredth North East by East one hundred & fifty one Rods 
in length to M r Tobys Land between s d Road set of and Thomas 
Hunscombs Land the remaining part being three Acres & three 
quarters of an acre being twenty Eight & three quarters Poles in 
length South East by South & North West by North & twenty 
& two thirds Poles in breadth North East by East & South West 
by West bounded on the South End by s d Road set of and on y e 
North End by Ephraim Libbys Land & lyes between y e Land set 
of to Eliza h Cotton & the Land set of to Mary Cotton which 
makes up his full part or Portion of y e Estate of y e deces d — 

4 ] y We Order & set of unto Elizabeth Cotton Daughter of y e 
Deces d twenty three acres & one hundred & twelve Poles of Land 
in two Peices Viz* on Peice Containing Ninteen Acres & one hun- 
dred & fifty two Poles bounded on y e North side partly by y e 
Land of Solomon Libbey & partly by y e Land of Ephraim Lib- 
bey & on y e West End by that part set of to W m Cotton & takes 
Its begining at y e East Corner thereof & runing from thence 
North East by East by y e Road set of by us sixty three Rod or 
Poles & from thence South East by South by s d way or Road 
three & one Eighth Rods & from thence North East by East fifty 
four Poles & one half of a Pole by s d Road & from thence North 
West by North twenty Eight & three quarters Poles & from 
thence South west by west one hundred and seventeen Poles to 
the afores d William Cottons Part & then South East by South to 
the first begining the one Piece being three & three quarters 
Acres being twenty Eight & three quarters Poles in length & 
twenty & two thirds Poles in breadth bounded Easterly by that 
Part set of to William Cotton & westwardly by that part set of to 
Timothy Cotton & Southerly by the Road set of by us & North- 
erly by y e Land of Ephraim Libby which makes her full Part or 
Portion of y e Estate of y e s d Deces (l — 

5*y We Order & set of to Mary Cotton Daughter of y e Deces d 



N£W HAMPSHIRE WILLS 171 

twenty three Acres & one hundred & twelve Poles of L,and 
bounded as follows viz* Southerly by y e Road set of by us & 
Northerly by Ephraim Iyibbys L,and Westwardly by that part set 
of to Elizabeth Cotton and Eastwardly by one Piece of y e L,and 
set of to Timothy Cotton being one hundred & thirty one & two 
thirds Poles in length North East by East & South West by 
West & twenty Eight & three quarters Poles in breadth South 
East by South & North West by North which makes her full Part 
or Portion of s d Deces ds Estate. Witness our hands y e 26 th Day 
of March Anno Domini 1740. 

John Shapleigh 
Jos. Hammond Ju* 
John Godsoe 
[Allowed April 15, 1740.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol 5, p. 192] 



GEORGE NAYLOR 1723 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of George Naylor of Exeter 
granted to John Wentworth of Portsmouth Aug. 16, 1723.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 210.] 

[Bond, in blank, in the sum of ^1000, Aug. 16, 1723, signed 
by John Wentworth ; witness, Benjamin Gambling.] 



ISRAEL SMITH 1723 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Israel Smith of Stratham 
granted to his son, Reuben Smith of Stratham, Sept. 7, 1723.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 179.] 

[Bond, in blank, Sept. 7, 1723, signed by Reuben Smith, 
Jacob Smith, and Samuel Norris ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling 
and Elizabeth Penhallow.] 



172 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Hannah Smith, widow, renounces administration on the es- 
tate of her husband, Israel Smith, Nov. 7, 1723, in favor of her 
oldest son, Reuben Smith.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 7, 1723, authorizing Thomas Rollins of Strat- 
ham and James Sinclair of Exeter to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by James Sinclair and Thomas Rollins ; 
amount, ,£173-4.0 ; attested by the administrator Dec. 4, 1723.] 

Jacob Smith Son of Is : Smith desiring that his uncle Jacob 

Smith may be appointed his Guardian &c allow' d 
[Probate Minutes, March 4, 1723/4.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Jacob Smith, Robert 
Wadleigh, and Reuben Smith ; endorsed "Jacob Smiths Bond of 
Gaurdeneship on Israel Smiths Children."] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; am- 
ount of estate, ^175.4.0; expenditures, ^92.6.10; mentions 
daughters Mehitable, Hannah, sons Israel Smith, Jacob Smith, 
Jr., John Smith, and sons-in-law Robert Wadleigh and Abraham 
Stockbridge; allowed Jan. 28, 1735/6.] 

[Various accounts and receipts, containing the signatures of 
Richard Ward, Joseph Hoyt, Israel March, Abraham Martin, 
Abraham Stockbridge, Jonathan Wiggin, Benjamin Rollins, Jacob 
Smith, John Clark, Hannah Smith, John Smith, Robert Wad- 
leigh, Mehitable Smith, Joseph Graves, Benjamin Graves, Jacob 
Smith, Jr., Israel Smith, and Hannah Goss.] 



SHADRACH BELL 1723 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Shadrach Bell of Newcastle 

granted to his widow, Rachel Bell, and his son, Meshech Bell, 

Sept. 16, 1723.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 284.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 73 

[Bond, in blank, Sept. 16, 1723, signed by Rachel Bell, Me- 
shech Bell, William Kelly, and Nathan White ; witnesses, Benja- 
min Gambling and Christopher Frederick.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 16, 1723, authorizing Nathan White and Chris- 
topher Frederick, both of Newcastle, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Christopher Frederick and Nathan White ; 
amount, ^37.7.3 ; attested by Meshech Bell, administrator, Dec. 

7> 1723-] 



JOHN WATKINS 1723 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Capt. John Watkins of New- 
castle granted to his widow, Dorothy Watkins, Sept. 16, 1723.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 274.] 

[Bond, in blank, Sept. 16, 1723, signed by Dotothy Watkins, 
John Frost, and Joseph Simpson ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling 
and Mary Campon.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 16, 1723, authorizing Hugh Reed and Joseph 
Simpson, both of Newcastle, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 17, 1723 ; amount, ^328.13.7 1/2 ; signed by 
Joseph Simpson.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 7, 1724; authorizing Sampson Sheaf e, Joseph 
Simpson, and Pierse Long, all of Newcastle, to receive claims 
against the estate.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Oct. 29, 1725 ; amount, 
^1506.5.4 1/2 ; signed by Joseph Simpson, Pierse Long, and 
Sampson Sheaf e.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate ; 



174 N ^ w HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

amount of estate, £397-3-0 ; expenditures, ^36.1.0 ; balance for 
creditors, ^361.2.0; allowed Dec. 20, 1725.] 



JOHN HUBBARD 1723 KINGSTON 

In the name of god amen the twenty fifth day o septembr in 
y e yeare of owr Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty 
three I John hubburd of kingston in the provence of newharn- 
sheir In newengland Blacksmith Being wery sick and weake in 
body * * * 

firstly I give unto my well beloved Son Jeremiah hubburd one 
share In y e Common or one devided Land In kingston and y e 
Reson y t I give him no more Is Be Cause I have given him for- 
merly Considrabell of Land by ded of gift. 

2 ly I give unto my beloved son Richard huburd all my Land 
and meddow and meddow ground that Layeth one the southerly 
sid of y e deep Brock so Called In kingston abovsd, and allso one 
share In y e Common Land y* Is not as yett devided and allso all 
my Right and priveledg In y e saw mill that stands upon y e deep 
Brock In y e abovsd town of kingston so Called, both in y e mill 
and dame and strem and mill yards paying unto my Execturtes 
seven pounds mony 

3*y I give unto my beloved son John hubburd my Loot of Land 
that Layes betwen Cap" Jonathan Sanburns Loot of Land whare 
his Barn now Stands and y e Loot of Land whare my above said 
son Jeremiah hubbards Barn now stands, his mother haveing y e 
use of said Loot of Land Untill y e above said John hubbard my 
son Comes to y e age of one and twenty years 

4 1 ? I give unto my dafters kesiah hubburd and dorothy huburd 
and Jemmimiah huburd to Each of them a Loot of Land In y e 
north grant so Called In y e abovesaid town of kingstown 

5 ly the Reason y* I give nothing unto my dafters mary martha 
Jene and Ann In this my will Is Because that I have given them 
Considrabell Before In Lands by a dede of gift 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 75 

6 1 ? and Lastly I give and bequeath unto Jane hubburd my well 
beloved wife all my Land and housing that stands upon said Land 
which Land Layes between Cap tn Jonathan Sanburns Land & 
Jabez Colmans Land one y e westerly sid of y e Road with all my 
movebles within dores and without and allso all my Catell Shep 
horses and swine and also all my out Lands and Shares In y e 
Common and meddow or medow ground and allso my mill pond 
Right that are not all Redy desposed of by me during y e terme 
of hir natural 1 Life and att hir disposall at hir deth she paying all 
my depts and funrall Charges, and allso i do appoint Constut 
make and ordain this my well beloved wife Jane huburd to be y e 
sole Kxetricks to this my Last will and testment as witness my 
hand and seall this twenty fifth day of Septembr In y e year of our 
Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty three 

signed sealed publesed pro- the mark of 

nounced and declared by y e said John X hubburd 

John hubburd as his Last will and 
testement In y e presents of us the 
subscribers 

Jon a Sanburn 

John ffifield 

[Proved March 4, 1723/4.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 19, 1723/4; amount, ^509.14.0 ; signed by 
John Fifield and Jonathan Sanborn.] 



ANN CLARK 1723 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen Sep r the 28 th 1723 I Anne Clark 
of Portsmouth in the Prov : of New Hamp r widow, being very Sick 
and weak of Body * * * 

Item I give and bequeath to Sarah Clark my beloved Daughter 
all the residue of my Estate, whom I Likewise Constitute make 
& ordain my Sole Executrix of this my last will & Testam 1 , and 
I do hereby disallow revoke & Disanul all and Every other for- 
mer Testam ts wills Legacies and Bequests & Executors by me in 



176 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

any ways before named willed & Bequeathed Ratifying and con- 
firming this and no other to be my last will & Testam* In witt- 
ness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal the day and 
year above written, I give also to each of my other children five 
shill s each to buy each of 'em a p r of gloves 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- Ann Clark 

nounced and Declared by the S d 
Anne Clark to be her last will 
and Testam t in the Presence of 
us the Subscribers 

Clement Hughes 

Abigail niccolson 
her 

Sarah X Priest 
Mark 

[Proved Dec. 4, 1723.] 



NATHANIEL BATCHELDER, Jr. 1723 HAMPTON 

The Last will and Testement of Nathanil Bachilder Jun r aged 
about thirty three years or there abouts 

) In the name of god Amen the first day of October 1723 I Nath- 
anil Bachilder Jun r of Hampton in y e provence of newhampshir 
in new England farmer * 

Iem my will is that all y e Estat I have in Hampton be in y e 
hands of my true & well beloved wife Sarey whome I make my 
Executorix to this my Last will & testement to have y e use of my 
Estate for y e bringing up my Children until my Eldest Son nath- 
anil Corns to y e age of twenty one yearss & then my will is that 
all y e Estate I have in hainpton boath building & Lands & Stock 
Exept what Shall be disposed of by my wife for y e bringing up 
of my Children Shall be his 

Item I give & bequeth to my well beloved brother John the one 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 77 

halfe of all my Right in Chester allredey L,ayed out or to be 
L,ayed out to me 

Item I give to my well beloved Son Samuell Bachilder y e one 
halfe of y e other half of my Right in Chester not yet disposed of 
to my brother John 

Item I give to my well beloved Son Joshua Bachilder the other 
halfe of my halfe Right in Chester not yet disposed to my brother 
John to be Eaqualy devided between him & his brother Samuell 
when Required by Either of them 

& my wife being now big with Child my wish is that if that 
Child be born a L,iveng Child that my Eldest Son nathanil Shall 
pay to it ten pound y e one half in money y e other halfe in mar- 
chentable pay when it Corns to y e age of one & twenty years if a 
Son & if a daughter at y e age of aighteen years 

And I do hereby utterly disalow Revoke & disanul all & Every 
other former testements wills Legsis bequests & Executors by me 
in any ways before this time named willed bequethed Ratifieng & 
Confirming this & no other to be my L,ast will & testement in 
wittnes whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal y e day & 
year above written 

Signed Sealed published pro- his 

nounced & declared by y e S d Na- Nathanil X Bachilder 

thanil Bachilder as my Last will mark 

& testement in presents of us 
Subscribers 

Joseph Tilton 

Peter Sanborn 

Wadly Cram 

My will & meaning is that my Eldes Son Nathanill Shall pay 
to my now wife ten pounds yearly & Every yeare after he Comes 
to y e age of twenty one years So as to take y e Estate into his 
hands otherwise my wife to have one thurd of my Estate during 
har Life & this I do alow to be part of my within will & teste- 
ment as wittness my hand & Seal this first day of October 1725 
12 



I78 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Signed Sealed & deliverd in his 

presents of us Witneses Nathanill X Bachilder 

Joseph Tilt on mark 

Peter Sanborn 
Wadly Cram 
[Proved June 3, 1724.] 

[Warrant, June 3, 1724, authorizing Capt. Joseph Tilton and 
Robert Rowe, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 26, 1724; amount, ^474.16.6, signed by 
Joseph Tilton and Robert Rowe.] 



AARON ROLLINS 1723 

[Thomas Rollins, Benjamin Rollins, John Rollins, and Joseph 
Rollins agree Oct. 31, 1723, that their brother, Samuel Rollins, 
shall administer the estate of their brother, Aaron Rollins.] 

[Inventory, signed by Thomas Young and Andrew Glidden ; 
amount, ^34- I 5- 6 

[Warrant, July 30, 1725, authorizing Edward Hall and Andrew 
Glidden, both of Exeter, to receive claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, ^24.1.11 ; signed 
by Edward Hall and Andrew Glidden.] 

[Order of court, Dec. 27, 1728, authorizing the administrator 
to sell real estate.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of estate, ^35.5.6, including widow's third ; expenditures, 
^15.19.0; balance for the creditors, ^16.9.10 ; allowed Aug. 27, 

I733-] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 179 

[Various accounts, notes, etc., containing signatures of Susanna 
Gooding, Andrew Wiggin, Aaron Rollins, John Smith, Joseph 
Chesley, Amos Fernald, Lucy Weymouth, Roger Shaw, Joseph 
Mason, and Nicholas Gilman.] 



SAMUEL SHAW 1723 HAMPTON 

In y e Name of God Amen — the Ninth day of November 1723 
I Samuel Shaw of Hampton in y e Province of New Hampshier in 
New England Deacon — being sick & weake in Body 

Itim I give & bequeath to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth one 
Hundered & fifty Pounds of money to be Paid in howsall goods 
Cattel & moveabeal Estate — & out Lands if Need be & not Elce 
— to be Paid fifty Pounds at Each Payment fifty at her marrige 
fifty in two years after & fifty in thre years after so y* y e whole 
Legacy be Paid in five years after marrige — 

Itim I give to Abigel felows y e wife of Isaac felows one Cow 
if shee live to get over this sickness which shee is now sick 
withall — 

Itim I give to mary Sleeper twenty Pounds in Currant Pacable 
Pay as it Passeth from man to man — 

Itim I give to my Sister Sary Cram y e wife of Benjamin Cram 
five Pounds — & to my sister brown fifty shillings 

Itime I give to my beloved & ondly Sone Samuel all my hows- 
inge Lands upland marsh medow what so Ever Elce in Hamp- 
ton & Elce where I ordering y* all y e rest of my Estate besids y e 
Legicies before Named & my beloved wives thirds be all im- 
proved by my Executor* for y e bringing up my Childering & y* 
my ondly son Samuel be brought up to good Lerning & when 
fit to be Put to y e Collige & if y e Income of y e Estate shold not 
be soficiant to defray y e Charges of his Lerning before & at y e 
Collidge my Executer x hath hereby Liberty to make sale of some 
of y e out Lauds — So y* Nothing be wanting for his good lerning 
before & after he is at y e Colidge — & after he Shall Come to one 



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& twenty years of age then to take y e Possession of all my Estate 
y e Legices being Paid as above Said my beloved wife haveing y e 
thirds of all during her Life Except by y e Providence of God 
shee shold marry Again & Except of fifty Pounds & wholey quit 
my Estate 

Lastly I Constitute make & ordaine my Belovied Wife my whole 
& sole Executor x of this my Last Will & testiment Ratifing 
& Conferming this to be my Last Will and no other in Witness 
whereof I have here unto set my hand & seal y e day & year 
above Written 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- Samuel Shaw 

nounced and Declared by y e S d 
Samuel Shaw as his Last will & 
testiment in y e Presents of us 
Witnesses 

Peter Weare 

Benjamin Sanborn 

Joseph Bachelder 

Benja : Shaw 

[Proved Dec. 4, 1723.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 4, 1723, authorizing Deacon Weare and Ben- 
jamin Sanborn, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate of Deacon 
Samuel Shaw.] 

[Inventory, signed by Nathaniel Weare and Benjamin Sanborn ; 
amount, ^2198.14.6 ; attested by Mary Shaw, executor, March 

4, I723/4-] 



EBENEZER LOVERILL 1723 HAMPTON 

In y e Name of God Amen y e fifteenth Day of November 1723 
I Ebenezer Loverill of Hampton in y e Province of New Hamp- 
shier in New England yeman — being very sick & weake in 
body * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS l8l 

Itim I give to my Eldest son John all my howsing & lands in 
Hampton — Paying to my two daughters Easter & Abigel twenty 
five Pounds at Eighteen years of age or if Either of them shold 
marrey before then in one year after marriage all in or as money — 

Itim I give to my son Ebenezer all my right in Chester 

Iim if y e Child which my beloved wife is Now big withall be a 
son then I give him my Lott or shear of Land at y e whit oake 
swamp in y e East devision in kingstown — but if it be a Daugh- 
ter then to have twenty five Pounds paid her by my son John as 
my other daughters & my s d son John to have y e s d shear or 
Lott of Land in Kingstown 

Itim I give my beloved wife Easter y e improvement of all my 
Estate for y e bringing up of my Childerin till they shall com of 
age & then to receave theyr Portians y e sons at one & twenty & 
y e daughters at Eighteen as afores d 

Item I give to my beloved Wife Ester y e thirds of all my Estate 
duering her Natural Life 

Itiam & as to my moveabal Estate without doars & with all 
my Chatels sheep swine & Every thing I give to my Wife for y e 
bringing up my Childern & after ward to be disposed of among 
them as shee shall see Cause 

Lastly I constitute make & ordain my beloved wife Ester my 
sole Executor of this my Last Will & testament as above men- 
tioned Ratifying and Confirming this to be my Last Will & testa- 
ment — & no other in witness Whereof I have hear unto set my 
hand and seal y e day & year above writen 

signed sealed Published Pro- the mark X and seal 

nounced & declared by y e Said of Ebenezer Loverill 

Ebenezer Loverel to be his Last 
will & testament in y e Presents of 
us witnesses 

Peter Weare 

Jonathan Prescut 

Josiah Bachelder 

[Proved March 4, 1723/4.] 



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[Inventory, May 23, 1724; amount, ^615.6.0; signed by 
Peter Weare and John Prescott.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate ; amount of estate, 
^615.6.0 ; expenditures, ^261.15.11 ; allowed Feb. 27, 1727/8.] 

[License to the executrix, Feb. 27, 1727/8, to sell a portion of 
the real estate.] 



BENJAMIN HILLARD 1723 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Benjamin Hillyeard of Hampton 
in the province of newhampshire in new England being sike and 
wiake of body * 

x iy I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Hillyeard one 
third part of my twenty acres of Land that I bought of Israill 
blake and one third part of my paster by Capten Tiltons and one 
third part of my Land at the great Hill and one third part of 
twenty acres of Land by Edman Johnsons and one third part of 
Eighteen acres of Land in the quarter of A mile by moses Blakes 
and one third part of Eleven acres of Land by samuell dearbons 
Land and one third part of my marsh at the Clambanks that was 
Thomas philbricks and my hors and two Cows and two young 
oxen only my now wife Elizebath Hilyeard to Have one third 
part of Said Land and marsh during her widdow hood and no 
Longer and the half of my barn Rome my Son Benjamin to have 

2 ly I give and bequeath to my son Timothy Hilyeard one third 
part of the Land that I bought of Israill Blake and the one half 
of all my Land and marsh at home and my houseing and half 
my barne Roome and one third part of all my other Land Lett it 
Lay where it will in the falls parrish 

3 1 ? I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Chase Hilyeard one 
third part of all my Land in the falls parrish in Hampton only 
the home steed which was my fathers that I give him the one 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 83 

half of my Land and marsh which was my fathers Timothy 
Hilyeards 

4> I give and bequeath to my son Jonathan Hilyard my watch 
and one yoak of oxen 2 Cows : 6 : Sheepe one hors and all my 
Land at the Town side which was formerly Cow Common and 
thirty pounds to be payd him by my Son Timothy Hilyeard 

5 1 ? I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane one hundred 
pound and my daughter Rachell hilyard one hundred pound and 
my daughter Elizebath one hundred pound that is to say I give 
them two thirds of all my movabls within doars to be devided 
between them three and when the two thirds of the sayd mov- 
abls be prised by indeferent men what they fall short of three 
hundred pound my son Timothy Hilyard to make it up to his 
three Sisters one hundred pound Apiece with in ten years after my 
dcease 

6 ly I give and bequeath to my Loving wife Elezebath Hilyard 
the one third part of all my Land and marsh and my house and 
the half of my barn Roome and the one third of my movabls with 
in doars and the one third of my movabls with out doars and 
I give to my wife Elezibath Hilyard two hundred and Six pound 
Eight shillings and six pence in money or bills which was gave 
her by her father Joseph Chase and my wife to have my negro 
man untill my son Timothy Hilyard Comes to the age of twenty 
one years and then said negro to be my Son Timothy Hilyards 
and all my imliments of husbandry I give to my son Timothy 
Hilyard and at my wifes death or day of marrige my house and 
barn and Lands and marsh to Return to those my Children which 
I have gave them to in this my will and I doe make Constitute 
and Appoint my beLovid wife Elizebath Hilyard and my son 
Benjamin Hilyard to be my sole Executrix and Executor to this 
my Last will and Testiment Rattifieng and Confeirming this to 
be my Last will and Testiment and no other in witnes here unto 
I the above named Benjamin Hilyard have here unto put my hand 
and seall this Sixteenth day of november seventeen hundred and 



184 NEW HAMPSHIRE WltLS 

twenty three and in the tenth year of the Reigne of King George 
&c and my clock not to go ont of the house 

witneses Benjamin Hilyard 

Jabez Dow 

Jacob Freese 

Leonard Cotton 

Hannah Sargant 

[Proved March 4, 1723/4.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 29, 1723/4, anthorizing Nathaniel Weare and 
Capt. Joshua Wingate, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Nathaniel Weare and Joshua Wingate ; 
amount, ^2080.2.6; attested by Elizabeth Hilliard, executrix, 
March 4, 1723/4.] 



THOMAS GREELEY 1723 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen The twenty Seventh Day of 
November 1723 I Thomas Greely of Portsmouth in the Prov- 
ince of New Hamp 1 ' — Tanner being very Sick and weak in body 

* * * 

Imp s : I give and bequeath to Rebacca my well beloved wife, 
the use of my Dwelling House untill my Son Thomas comes of 
age, and from thence one Third part during her Naturall Life, 
and also my best Feather bed and Furniture and fifteen pounds 
in money 

Item I Give and bequeath to my well beloved Sou Peter, all 
That my Estate Right title and Interest that I have or may have 
in Jersey I also give him a debt of Forty nine pounds fifteen shil- 
lings & Six pence which he owes me by book and Ten pounds in 
money which I desiie my Executor to pay to M 1 Clough of Bos- 
ton on my afores d Sons account 

Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved Son John my share 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 85 

of Land in the Town of Barrington, I also give him a Debt of 
Thirteen pounds which he owes me by Book and Twenty pounds 
in money 

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son Thomas as 
soon as he comes of age Two thirds of my Dwelling House and 
Land and the other Third after his mothers Decease the whole to 
be to him & his heirs & assigns for ever. 

Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved son Samuel my 
House Lott to y e westward of Cap 1 Hinckes w ch I Irately bo't of 
Coll° Vaughan, to be to him his Heirs & Assigns for ever and 
also all the Stones which I have hailed near the S d Lott of Land 

Item I Give and bequeath to my well beloved Daughters Sarah 
& Hannah all my Household Goods and other moveables (Except 
money & debts & what I have given my wife by this my will) to 
be Equally divided between my Said two Daughters 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Friend M r Clement 
Hughes (whom I also nominate appoint and ordain my sole 
Executor of this my Last will and Testament) all my money and 
debts, whither by book bond or otherwise which money & debts 
I desire him to Divide among my Sons Thomas & Samuel and 
my Daughters Sarah & Hannah as he in his Discretion shall See 
meet my Funerall Charge & Just Debts being first paid & Dis- 
charged as also the aforesaid Legacies 

And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and 
every other Former Testaments wills Legacies bequeaths and 
Execut rs by me in any wise named willed and Bequeathed, Rati- 
fying aud confirming this and no other to be my Last will and 
Testament In Wittness whereof I have hereunto put my hand & 
Seal the day and Year above written — 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- his 

nounced and Delclared by the Said Thomas X Greely 

Thos s Greely to be his Last will mark 

& Testam* in the p r sence of us 
the Subscribers 



1 86 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Jo n Culbertson 

peter mow 

Paull Shackford 

[Proved March 9, 1723/4,] 

[Warrant, March 9, 1723/4, authorizing John Grindall and 
John Culbertson, both of Portstnonth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 9, 1724 ; amount, ^343.11.0; signed by John 
Culbertson and John Grindall.] 



SAMUEL CHAPMAN 1723 HAMPTON 

[Citation, Dec. 2, 1723, to Phoebe Chapman to appearand take 
administration on the estate of her husband, Samuel Chapman of 
Hampton, intestate ; in her default administration is to be granted 
to Samuel Chapman, oldest son of the deceased ; return signed by 
John Neal, constable.] 

Phephe Chapman appearing & Disclaiming her right of adm r - 
ing on her late husband Sam 1 Chapman Dec d adm : is granted to 
Sam 1 & Joseph Chapman Sons to y e s d Dec d 

[Probate Minutes, Dec. 4, 1723.] 

[Warrant, March 4, 1723/4, authorizing John Dearborn and 
Hezekiah Jenness, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate of 
Samuel Chapman, intestate, administration of which is granted 
to his sons, Joseph Chapman and Samuel Chapman.] 

Hampton June I st 1724 

wee y e subscribers appeared att y e house of Samuel Chapman 
& found y e Estate Desposed of — 
as witness our hands 

John Dearborn 
Hezekiah Jeness 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 187 

JOSEPH BEARD 1723 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Beard of Dover granted 
to his widow, Elizabeth Beard, and his son-in-law, Richard Plum- 
mer, Dec. 4, 1723.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 272.] 

[Bond, in blank, Dec. 4, 1723, signed by Elizabeth Beard, 
Richard Plummer, James Nute, and David Watson ; witnesses, 
Benjamin Gambling and Abraham Clark.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 4, 1723, authorizing Capt. Samuel Tibbetts 
and Nicholas Harford, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 12, 1723/4; amount, ^443.3.0; signed by 
Samuel Tibbetts and Nicholas Harford ; attested by the admin- 
istrators March 3, 1723/4.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Dec. 1, 1724 ; amount, 

[Order of court, Jan. 1, 1724/5, authorizing Elizabeth Beard, 
administratrix, to sell real estate.] 



JOHN FELLOWS 1723 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of John Fellows of Kingston 
granted to Isaac Fellows of Kingston Dec. 4, 1723.] 
[Probate Records, vol. io, p. 400.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 4, 1723, authorizing Jacob Stanyan of Hamp- 
ton and Tristram Sanborn of Kingston to appraise the estate of 
John Fellows, administration of which is granted to his brother, 
Isaac Fellows of Hampton.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 18, 1723; amount, ^136.9.0 ; signed by Jacob 
Stanyan and Tristram Sanborn.] 



1 88 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JAMES BOYES 1723 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God Amen the nineth Day of December 1723 
I James Boyes of London Derey in newhampshier in neweng- 
land being sick and weak in body * * * 

Imprimus) I Give unto my beloved son James Boyes twenty 
acres of my lott of land at the north west end of said land that 
being all that I design to give him of my estate either Real or 
personal 

Item I Give unto my beloved Daughter Jeanot twenty shilings 
in full of her part of my estate 

Item I Give unto my other four children (viz) William Boyes 
and Robart Boyes and Mary Boyes and Martha Boyes all the 
Remaining part of my estate boath Real and personall except tenn 
pounds to be first paid unto mary Boyes for her servis allredy per- 
formed with me and fourty shillings to william Boyes allso to be 
paid to him over and above his equal part the Remaining part to 
be equaly devided between the four children last mentioned) I do 
allso appoynt my beloved son Robart Boyes to be sole Executor 
of this my last will and testement and I do herby uterly Disalow 
Revok and disauull all and every other testament wills legases 
and bequests and executors by me in aney wise before named 
willed and bequethed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other 
to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have here 
unto set my hand and seal the day and year first above writen 

Signed Sealed published pro- his 

nounced and Declaired by the James X Boyes 

said James Boyes for his last will mark 

and testament in presence of us 
the subskribers 

John Goffe 

Archibald wear 

James Moor 

[Proved May 13, 1724.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 89 

[Warrant, May 13, 1724, authorizing John McMurphy and 
John Blair, both of Londonderry, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 8, 1724; amount, ^145.14.10; signed by 
John Blair and John McMurphy ; attested by the executor Sept. 
17, 1724.] 

[Executor's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount of 
estate, ^170.8.6; expenditures, ^68.10.7; allowed Jan. 26, 
1725/6.] 



SAMUEL BRIARD 1723 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration of the estate of Samuel Briard of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Lucy Briard, Dec. 10, 1723.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 261.] 

[Bond, in blank, Dec. 10, 1723, signed by Lucy Briard, Rob- 
ert Pike, and James Jeffry ; witnesses, John Gilman and Benjamin 
Gambling.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 10, 1723, authorizing John Hill and Joseph 
Moulton, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Joseph Moulton and John Hill ; amount, 
^72.3.4 ; attested by the administratrix March 10, 1734/5 ; men- 
tions Elisha Briard, father of the deceased,] 

[License, Sept. 13, 1725, to Silvanus Tripe and his wife, Lucy 
Tripe, formerly widow of Samuel Briard, to sell real estate.] 

[Guardianship of Elizabeth Briard, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, daughter of Samuel Briard of Portsmouth, block- 
maker, granted to Theodore Atkinson of Portsmouth Nov. 29, 

1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 425.] 



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FRANCIS LYFORD 1723 EXETER 

In the name of god Amen the seventeenth day of desember in 
the yeare of our lord god 1723 I francis Lyford of Exater in the 

province of New Hamshair in New England being weak of body 

* * * 

firstly I give and bequath to Rebacah my beloved wife all my 
inovabells Estate she paying to the dafters as is here after named 
to my dafter Ann Leavit twenty shilings to my dafter daborah 
follit twenty shilings and to y e haire of my dafter Rabacah Hardy 
tenn shilings and to my dafter Sarah foulsham one bead and 
beding and peuter and one kow — 

2 ly I give unto my sun Stephen lyford one yoak of oxen and 
thierty acers of land out of my hundred acers of land at pacasick 
next to the river aud my grant of land at pickpockit on y e south 
side of the river. 30 acres more or leas he paying to his Sister 
Elisabath lyford tenn pounds in money 

3 ly I give unto my sun Thomas lyford and my dafter mary 
Hall all the ramaining part of my hundred acers of land at pasca- 
sick not yet disposed of to be aquelly divided betwixt them two 

4 ly I doe apoint and Constetute my well beloved Son Stephen 
Lyford to be Excetatricks to see this my last will and testament 
fullfield in wittness whare of I have hereunto sett my hand and 
seall the day and year above said 

Signed sealed and declared by his 

the Said francis Lyford as his francis X Lyford 

Last will and testament in the mark 

prasents of us witness 

ssam 11 Thing 

Samuell beane 
his 

Richard X Nobell 
mark 

[Proved Sept. 2, 1724.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 191 

JOHN SHERBURNE 1723 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

I John Sherburn of the Town of Portsmouth in New Hamp- 
shire in New England yeoman * * * 

Item 1 Give unto my Grandson Nathaniell Sherburn when he 
attaines the age of twenty one Years thirty acres of Land with 
the houseing & orchards upon it being butted and bounded as 
followeth begining six Rod East of the Dwelling house his father 
John Sherburn my son Dwelled in while living : at the country 
Road to Greenland : And from said Road to Run North Down 
to the fresh Marsh it being Nienty Rods : or to the ash swamp 
comonly so called : Thence West forty seven rod to an Elm Tree 
marked : then south seventy seven Rod to the affore said coun- 
try Road : Then on the North side of s d Road to the place where 
it first began being sixty two Rod : To have And To hold to him 
And his heirs for Ever 

Item I have Given his father my son John Sherburn Deceasd 
a Deed of Gift of Eightteen acres already — 

Item I give unto James Sherburn my Son fifteen acres of Land 
on the North side of the Country Road to Greenland And Joyn- 
ing on the West side of that I have Given my Grandson Nath- 
aniell aboves d : Begining at a white Oak Tree by the road side 
And runs North by Nathaniells Land to the Elm above s d 
By Benjamin Cottons fence : Then West to S d Benj a Cottons 
Graves, then south to the Country Road as the fence Now runs : 
Then on the North side the s d Road to the Oake it first began 
at he paying to his Brother Eaphraim the sume of ten pounds : 
and to his sister Ruth Ayers the sume of five pounds : alsoe I 
Give unto my said son James forty acres of Land out of My 
Right in the New Town of Barrington in New Hampshire To 
have And To hold the s d fifteen acres And forty acres of Land 
aboves d To him my s d son James Sherburn his heirs And 
Assignes for Ever paying the above s d sumes to his Brother & 
sister 



192 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item to my son Thomas I Give forty Acres of Land of My 
Right in y e New Town of Barrington To have & To hold to him 
his heirs and Assignes for Ever 

Item I Give unto my son Eaphraim forty acres of Land part of 
my Right in the New Town of Barrington in New Hampshire 
afore s d To have And To hold to him his heirs And Assignes for 
Ever : & Ten pounds to be paid him by his Brother James Slier- 
burn as before mentioned 

Item I Give unto My Daughter Elizabeth Cate the sume of 
three pounds to be paid her by her Brother Samuell 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Hannah Jones twenty shillings 
to be paid her by her Brother Samuell Sherburn 

Item I Give unto my son Samuell Sherburne all the Rest of 
my Reall Estate of houses and Lands Marsh or Meadow which 
I have in the Town of Portsm be it more or less To have And 
To hold to him his heirs And Assignes for Ever he paying the 
sum of ten pounds to his Brother Thomas Sherburn : and alsoe 
paying to his sister Mary the sume of five pounds at her age of 
twenty one years or Day of Marryage which shall first happen — 
and paying three pounds to his sister Eliz a Cate & twenty shil- 
lings to his sister Hannah Jones 

Item I Give to My Daughter Mary the sume of five pounds to 
be paid her by her Brother Samuell At her Age of twenty one 
or Day of Marryage which shall first happen 

And I Do hereby Make and appoint my son Samuell Sher- 
burn to be sole Ex r of this my last will and Testament : And I 
Do hereby revoak Disanull and make void all former wills and 
Testaments by me heretofore made Either by Word of Mouth or in 
Writeing and holding for firm and valid this and No other to be my 
Last will and Testament In Wittness whereof I the Said John 
Sherburne to this my last will and Testament contained in this 
halfe sheet of paper have set my hand and seale this seven- 
teenth Day of December Anno Domini 1723 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 93 

signed sealed published & John Sherburn 

Declared by the Testator in the 
fJsence off uss whose names are 
hereunto subscribed as Witt- 
neses and attested by uss in the 
^sence of the Testator 

Nath 11 Mendum 

Cyprian Jeffry 

James Jeffry 

[Proved Feb. 16, 1 730/1.] 



RICHARD SCAMMON 1723 DOVER 

In the Name and fear of God Amen 

I Richard Scammon of the Town of Dover in his majesties 
province of new Hampshier in new England being aged * * 

first I Do will and bequeath to Elizabeth my welbeloved wife 
the one halfe part of the increas of all my quick Stock and also 
the one halfe part of the growth increas and yearly income and 
proffets of all my houseing orchards gardings Lands meddows and 
pastures which of right belongs to me within the township of 
Dover ; all which Said halfe part of the increas and yearly proffit 
both Lands quick Stock to be Delivered To my beloved wife by 
my Executor herein and after mentioned at the End of Every 
year in good order and well Secured, for her futer comfort for and 
Duering her widdows Estate 

more I Do give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth the 
bed That we Lie upon with all the furniture belonging to it and 
with that the one halfe part of all other household goods within 
Doores to be at her Dispose free and clear for Ever 

I I I do give and bequeath to my beloved Daughte Elizabeth 
welmett y e Sum of five Shilling be Side over and above what I 
have alredy given her and that the said five shillings be paid 

13 



194 N HW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

unto her by my Executor within one year and one day next after 
my Deceas 

I tt 1 Do give and bequeath unto beloved daughter prudence 
Hodgedon the sum of five shillings beside and over and above 
what I have alrdy given her and that the said five shillings be 
paid unto her by my Executor within one year and one Day next 
after my Deceas 

l n I Do give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Sarah 
Scammon the five Shillings besides and over and above what I 
have all reddy given her but not paid which is the sum of forty 
pounds which sum of five Shillings with the forty pounds I order 
and ordain to be paid unto her by my Executor within one year 
and one day next after my Deceas 

I" I do will & bequeath unto my beloved Son Richard Scam- 
mon all my Lands Housing barnes orchards gardins meddows and 
pasturs with the priviledges and apurtinances there unto belong- 
ing or any ways apurtaining which of right in any waies be- 
longs to me within the town Ship of Dover And Els where in 
whatsoever place where they may be found And allso I do give 
unto my said son Richard Seammon all my Quick Stock of Cat- 
tle hors kind sheep and swine as also my plough Tackling and 
working tuools and also the Residue of all my household goods 
which I have not all reddy given to his mother by This my Last 
will and Testament to be had and held him the Said Richard 
Scammon and his heiers and assigns for Ever from and Imedietly 
after my Deceas in manner and upon the conditions herein and 
here after mentioned and Expressed in this my Last will and Tes- 
tament that is to say that he my said Son Richard Scammon 
yearly and Every year Duering her widdows Estate that is to Say 
mother Elizabeth Scam' on the one half part of the Increas prod- 
uct incom and and yearly proffets of all and Singuler the prem- 
isses as above set forth and bequeathed in this my Last will and 
Testament 

Also I Do give unto my said son Richard Scammon all my 
mony as also bills and bonds 



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finally I Do nominate ordain and appoynt my onely Son Rich- 
ard Scammon to be my Sole Executor in trust to See this my will 
Duly Executed as the Law Directs hereby abbrogating Adnulling 
and making void all former and other wills, and testaments here 
to fore by ine made rattifying allowing and holding fearm and 
Stable This and this onely to be my Last will and Testament 
Erevoakable I confermation there of I have Sett my hand and 
Seal this Twenteh day of December one thousand Seven hundred 
twenty and three 1723 

Signed Sealed and published Richard Scamon 

In the presence of ns 

Elezaer Young 

Isaac watson 

John Houlden 

[Proved July 30, 1724.] 



ZACHARIAH CLIFFORD 1723 CHESTER 

[Bond, in blank, Dec. 23, 1723, signed by Joseph Clifford, 
Jacob Smith, and Daniel Moody.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 25, 1723 ; amount, ^65.15.0 ; signed by Tris- 
tram Sanborn and Moses Sleeper; attested by Jacob Smith, 
administrator, Sept. 2, 1724.] 

[Deborah Clifford renounces administration on the estate of 
her brother, Zachariah Clifford of Chester, May 27, 1724, in favor 
of his brother-in-law, Jacob Smith ; witnesses, Tristram Sanborn 
and Moses Sleeper.] 

[Administration on the estate of Zachariah Clifford of Chester 
granted to Jacob Smith of Stratham Sept. 2, 1724.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 325.] 



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[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of estate, ^24.3.0; expenditures, ,£35.9.10; allowed July 

27> I743-] 

Know all men by these presents That Whereas Zachariah Clef- 
ford late of Chester in the Province of New Hampshire in New 
England deceased, Did leave Some Estate in Chester being Two 
thirds of his Original Right in Chester also a home lot of Twenty 
Acres originally Abraham Brown's And after the decease of Said 
Zachariah Clefford Jacob Smith have administred Upon Said 
Estate and has exhibited his Account of Administration which 
is alow d , And the ballance due to the Administrat r is Eleven 
pounds, Six Shillings, & Ten pence. But the Said Smith 
administrator in favour of the Heirs of Said Deceased is willing 
they shall have posses and enjoy the Several parts or parcells of 
Land left by Said Zachariah Clefford in the form and manner fol- 
lowing. (Viz) 

1/ William Clefford to have 10 Acres of S d Cleffords home Lot 
and Ten Acres of Brown's lot the whole being 20 Acres 

2/ Lemuel Clefford to have 10 Acres of Cleffords original Lot 
and Ten Acres of Abraham Browns original lot, as william x\nd 
Lemuel Clefford have Sold to Samuel Emerson and Anthony 
Tole, so that those two Sales Shall remain good according to 
their respective Deeds 

3 d / Jacob to have 26 Acres and a half of the additional lot N° 
20 which Jacob Sold to James Wilson so that y e Deed to James 
Wilson shall remain good. 

4/ Ithiel to have Two thirds of y e Hundred Acre lot N° 15 
originally Zachariah Cleffords, even the westerly end in quantity 
and quality And One full Third part of the undivided land be- 
longing to Said Right 

5/ David to have Two thirds of the Eighty Acre lot N° 94 even 
the westerly side in quantity and Quality And the meadow lot 
N° 33 Belonging to Zach Cleffords Right 

6/ Mehetabel to have two Thirds at the North end of a hun- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 97 

dred Acre lot N° 95 being the 2 d part of the Second division. 
And One third part of the Undivided land belonging to Zach 
Clefords Right 

The Said William Clefford, Lemuel Clefford Jacob Clefford, 
Ithiel Clefford, David Clefford, And Mehetabel heirs of the afores d 
Zach Clefford Deceased to have as is to them particularly before 
herein Set forth and mentioned To Have and To Hold to Each 
of them Respectively his or her Heirs and Assignes for ever. In 
witness to all herein contaned We the Subscribers have here unto 
affixed our hands and Seals the Nineteenth day of Septemb 1 ' Anno 
Dom One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Three 

Sign d Seal d & Del d in pres- William Clifford 

ence of Ithieal Clifford 

Abel Morss his 

John Calfe David X Cleford 

mark 
her 
mehitabel X Elkins 

mark 
Eleazar Elkins 
Jacob Smith 

[In the acknowledgment, Sept. 28, 1743, Mehitable Elkins is 
mentioned as the wife of Eleazer Elkins; endorsed "An Agree- 
ment Between the Children of Zachariah Clifford late of Chester 
Deceased."] 



THOMAS PACKER 1723 PORTSMOUTH 

This Indenture made the Twenty third day of decemb r Anno 
Domini On Thousand Seven hundred and twenty three Annoq e 
R Res : Georgii Mag e Brittainnee &c : Decimo Between Thomas 
Packer of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hampsheir : Gen* 
Son of Thomas Packer L,ate of Portsmouth afores d Esq r Deces* 



198 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of the one part and Henry Dering of Boston in the County of 
Suffolk in the province of the Massachusetts bay Marchant and 
Elizabeth his Wife on of the Daughters of the said Thomas 
Packer Decest : of the Other part Witnesseth that Whereas 
towards the setlement partition and Distribution of the Estate of 
the Said Thomas Packer Esq 1 ' Deceased the said Thomas Packer 
party to these presents Hath on the thirtieth clay of November 
Last Obtained of M rs Susanna Small his Other Sister her Quit- 
claime to him and his heirs Execut rs and Administ rs of all her 
right Title Claime Intrest and demands of in and to all the Reall 
and Personall Estate of the said Thomas Packer Esq r deceased And 
in consideration thereof the said Susanna Small is to Have out 
of the Said Estate all those Lotts or parcells of Land which the 
Said Thomas Packer Esq r in his Lifetime purtchased of One John 
Pickering on the Neck Commonly Called Pickerings Neck in 
Portsmouth aforsesaid and the Negro Garle named Venus to her 
and her Heirs for Ever Also that part of the Dwelling House with 
Court house and Council Chamber where she Now Lives in Ports- 
mouth aforesaid And the Licence for A publick Use in the Same 
as usual with the priviledg of Pastering a Cow in that pasture or 
Land which the Said Thomas Packer Esq 1 ' dece* in his Lifetime 
purchased of m rs Elizabeth ffurnell and m rs Hannah Jose To Have 
and to Hold these Buildings and priviledges During her Natural 
life, allso the Debt due from the Estate of John Pickering jun r 
dece d to the Estate of the Said Thomas Packer Esq 1 dece d to be 
assigned to her Irevocably with power to Recover it to her own 

use only. and Whereas also the said Thomas Packer hath 

further purchased of Madam ffrances Packer Widow Relect of 
the Said Thomas Packer Esq 1 ' deceas d her Ouitclaime to him 
and his heirs Execut rs and administ 1 '* of all her Right title 
claime Intrest and Demand (of Dower thirds or Otherwise) of in 
and to all the Reall and personal Estate of the Said Thomas 
Packer Esq r deceast d in Consideration of a Certain Sum of Money 
to her in hand by him paid Now the partys to these Presents 
being the only Remaining Partys Intrested in the Said Estate and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 99 

well approving the above Mentioned proceedings towards a Setle- 
ment and minding to See all that Remaines touching the Same 
ffaithfully performed and allso to proceed further in the Setlement 
partiticion and distrobution of the Said Estate Between the partys 
to these presents according to their Several Rights as heirs Chil- 
dren or purchasers as aforesaid have theirfore agreed parted Dis- 
tributed and Covenanted as followeth Viz" Imprimes : It is agred 
and Concluded by and between the Partys above Named that the 
Said Henry Dering and Elizabeth his wife shall have in part of 
their purparty Share and Interest of and in the Estate of the Said 
Thomas Packer Esq r Deceast d besides Such houshold goods as 
they alredey Received, to Say One Certain ffarm Late the Estate 
of the Said Thomas Packer Esq r deceased lying in Portsmouth 
aforesaid Containing by Estimation about two hundred and thirty 
f ouer Acres Caled the New ffarm in the plaines Now in the ten- 
ure and Ocupation of Richard Carter with all the Uitensills and 
stocke belonging to the Same as Mentioned in an Inventory 
thereof taken Some time in October Last with the Appu rt Also 
fouer Acres of Salt Marsh with the tatch beds and fflats belonging 
to it lying on the west Side of the, Mouth of Greenland River in 
the bottom of Greenland Bay in the township of Dover which the 
Said Thomas Packer Esq 1- deceased purtchased of John Tuttle as 
attorney to Richard Rich by a Deed dated January the twenty 
Sixth day anno Domini on thousand Seven hundred and Eight 
Also twenty five Acres of Land in the Great Swamp in ports- 
mouth aforesaid Lying between the Land of John Wentworth 
Esq 1- & Dock r March and bounded on the Road from the Bank to 
Greeanland as the Same was laid out by the Committee June the 
Eighth one thousand seven hundred and Eleven to the Said 
Thomas Packer Esq r or by the Records of the Said townd of 
Portsmouth may more fully appear with the appurtenance : To 
Have and to Hold the said ffarm Stock and Lands with the 
appur rs to the Said Henry Dering and Elizabeth his Wife their 
Heirs Execut rs Administ rs and asigns in Severalty in Right of 
the Said Elizabeth as part of her purparty share and Intrest of 



200 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

and in the Estate of the Said Thomas Packer Esq r deceased : Itam 
it is ffurther agreed by and between the Said Partys that the said 
Thomas Packer Party to these presents shall have and Enjoy in 
part of his pnrparty shar and Intrest of and in the Estate of the 
said Thomas Packer Esq r deceased both as heirs a purtchesor 
aforesaid and to Enable him to answer the Considerations afore- 
mentioned and as he is a Child and coheir of the Said Thomas 
Packer : Esq r deceased To say the late Manner house of the said 
Thomas Packer Esq r in Portsmouth aforesaid wherein he Lately 
dwelt with the other Buildings Courthouse and Council Cham- 
ber there unto Adjoyning wherein the Said Susanna Small now 
Dweles with the Gardens and Orchards there unto belonging and 
adjoyning also all those Lotts of Land which the Said Thomas 
Packer Esq r deceased in his Life time purchased of John Pickering 
at Pickerings Neck aforesaid also the Warehouse & Wharffe at the 
Dock and Land whereupon the Stand in Portsmouth aforesaid 
which the Said Thomas Packer Esq 1 " purchased of m r Samuel Cutts 
and Cap 1 John Hill allso seventeen acres and a halfe of pas- 
ture Land in Portsmouth aforesaid Near Edward Cates's which 
the Said Thomas Packer Esq r purchased of m rs Elizabeth ffurnill 
and m rs Hannah Jose and the Executors of Richard Gerrish Esq r 
dece'd : also a Certain ffarm at Grenland in the township of Ports- 
mouth aforesaid commonly called the Old ffarm Late the Estate 
of Thomas Packer Esq r deceased with the Land adjoyning to it 
bought of Richard Carter Containing in all about thre hundred 
acres Now in the tenure and Occupation of Soloman Cotten Moses 
Welsh and the Said Thomas Packer with all the Stock & Uten- 
sills thereunto belonging as Exprest in an Inventory thereof taken 
Some time in October Last : Item all Other the Movable Estate 
goods Chattels Houshold Stuff mony Bills bonds Book Depts 
and slaves late the Estate of the Said Thomas Packer Esq r 
deceased : by him the Said Thomas Packer party to these pres- 
ents to be taken Demanded Recovered and Received without any 
account thereof or of any part thereof to be Rendered to the said 
Henry Dering and Elizabeth his Wife or Either of them To Have 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 201 

and to Hold : the premises hereby set off and Assigned to the Said 
Thomas Packer with their and Every of their appurtenances to 
him the said Thomas Packer party to these presents his heirs 
Kxecut rs Administ rs and assigns for Ever to his and their own Use 
as part of his purparty Share and Intrest in Severalty of and in 
the Estate of the Said Thomas Packer Esq r Deceased : — 

furthermore in Consideration of the Great Advantage the Said 
Thomas Packer Party to these presents has by the partition and 
distribution above Set forth Over and above the Said Henry 
Dearing and Elizabeth his Wife he the Said Thomas Packer 
Doth for himselfe his heirs Execut rs and Administ rs Covenant 
promise and Grant to and with the Said Henry Dering and 
Elizabeth his Wife their heirs Execut rs and administ rs that he the 
Said Thomas Packer will forthwith take Administration one the 
Estate of the Said Thomas Esq r deceased upon himselfe and pay 
and Satisfie all Debts and Demands of all and every person and 
persons that shall or may have any Demands on the Estate of the 
Said Thomas Packer deceased as Well as the Said Madam ffrances 
Packer and Susanna Small as all others what so Ever out of his 
Purparty Share and Interest above mentioned and wholly Indemp- 
nify the S d Henry Daring and Elizabeth his wife their heirs 
Execut rs Administ rs and assigns against all of them in the quiet 
possession of their part abovementioned And Its the true Intent 
and Meaning of these presents and so all ways to be understood 
that the premises herein Granted Set forth and Assigned to the 
Said Thomas Packer Shall not in any Manner take Effect until 
that the Said Thomas Packer hath fully paid and discharged the 
Debts and ffuneral Charges of his Said late ffather Thomas 
Packer Esq r deceased 

Finally it is Concluded and Agreed between the Said parties 
that all those Lands and Real Estate Late the Estate of the Said 
Thomas Packer Esq r deceast : Lying in Nutfield Cheshire New 
Boston and New Portsmouth and all Other Estate of the Said 
Thomas Packer Esq r deceast Lying in any other place not afore 
Mentioned or Ment to be divided Shall be divided on fourth part 



202 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

thereof to the Said Henry Dering and Elizabeth his Wife in 
Right of the Said Elizabeth and the other three parts to the Said 
Thomas Packer party to these presents upon the demand of Either 
Party their heirs Execut rs Administ rs or assigs and Ample Deeds 
thereupon accordingly to be made : In Witness whereof the 
partys afore Named to these pressents Indentures have hereunto 
Interchangably Set there hands and Seales the day and Year first 
within written 

Signed Sealed & Delivered in Henry Dering 

the presents of Us Eliz a Dearing 

Joseph Green 

Is a Walker 
[Deeds, vol. 13. p. 481.] 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Packer of Portsmouth 
granted to his son, Thomas Packer of Portsmouth, May 27, 1724.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 294.] 



THOMAS SLEEPER 1723 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Sleeper of Kingston 
granted to his widow, Mary Sleeper, Dec. 30, 1723.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 329 ] 

[Bond, in blank, Dec. 30, 1723, signed by Mary Sleeper, 
Moses Sleeper, and Ebenezer Stevens ; witnesses, Benjamin Gamb- 
ling, Richard Ward, and Joseph Sherburne.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 22, 1723/4; amount, ^971.14.0 ; signed by 
John Fifield and Tristram Sanborn.] 



WILLIAM SMART 1723/4 EXETER 

[Warrant, Jan. 16, 1723/4, authorizing Edward Hall of Exeter 
and William Moore of Stratham to appraise the estate of William 
Smart of Exeter.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 203 

[Administration on the estate of William Smart of Exeter 
granted to his brother, Robert Smart of Exeter, Jan. 17, 1723/4.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 339.] 

[Bond, in blank, Jan. 17, 1723/4, signed by Robert Smart, 
Andrew Glidden, and Robert Pike; witness, John Fellows.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 21, 1723/4; amount, ,£429.8.0; signed by 
William Moore and Edward Hall.] 

[Citation to Robert Smart of Newmarket, husbandman, Sept. 
17, 1738, to appear and explain why he has not completed his 
administration ; return signed by Joseph Rollins, constable.] 



JOSEPH CLIFFORD 1723/4 KINGSTON 

In the name of god amen, the two and twentyeh day of January 
In y e year of ower Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty 
three, four I Joseph Clifford of kingstown In y e provence of new- 
hampsheir In newengland Carpenter Being very sick and weak In 
Body, 

firstly I give and bequeth and grant that my Beloved sister 
debrah Clifford shall be honnourabelly maintained Both In sick- 
ness and In helth out of my Estate during y e terine of hir naturall 
Life, and she my abovesd sister shall have one end of my now 
dwelling house att hir despose for hir support and Commfort dur- 
ing y e terme of hir naturall Life 

2ly I give unto my well Beloved son John Clifford my two 
hundred acre grant & y* twenty Acres of swamp Land that was 
Layed out to me by y e Right of John webster In y e mapell swamp 
so Called and allso the twenty acre Loot that Layes Betwen y e 
Lower seccond devesion and y e two hundred acre grant 

3ly I give and bequeath unto my well Beloved son Joseph 
Clifford all my Land whare I now Live upon Both Sids of y e 
highway with all my buildings Both In houseing and Barn that 



204 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

stands upon said Land only the one End of my house as to y e 
time above mentioned, and allso y e Loot of Land that I Bought 
which was Layed out to frances mason which Loot of Land Layes 
one y e south sid of y e Road against Sam 11 Judkens and allso all 
my Land that was Layed out to me and y* I have Bought In that 
small devesion of Land below Israls meddow upon Exetur Line 

4ly I give and bequeth unto my beloved daf ters Johanah Cliford 
and abigaiell Clifford the twenty pounds y t Is due to me y e said 
Joseph Clifford from John harde of hampton In y e provence above- 
sd, and all y e mony that Is now due to me or shall be due to by 
bills or bonds to be Equely devided betwen them when thay Come 
to be marred or to y e age of twenty years, and that my Exectours 
to this my Last will and testement are Ipowered to Call In that 
twenty pounds which will be due to my Estat from y e bovesd 
John hardy so soon as His bond Is out and make y e Best use as 
thay Cane for the benifett of my above said dafters untill thay 
Come to the age of twenty years or untill thay are marreid and 
then to Return prinspall and use unto my abovesd dafters and for 
my other bonds not to Straiten any parson that gave them me 
untill thay my said Dafters are marred or Come to y e age above 
mentioned, but If any parson that owes me by Bill or Bond or 
shall owe me by bill or bond shall see Casue to pay thare Bills 
or bonds Before my Dafters be Come to y e age above mentioned 
or be Before thay are mared that then you shall take said mony 
and make y e best use you Cane for y e Benifett of my Said dafters, 
and to Return both mony and us unto my said dafters when thay 
Come to the age or when thay are marreid as above mentioned 
and Like wise I give unto my abovesd dafter Joannah Clifford 
the bead & beding that heir mother brought unto me and Curters 
for said bead and If said Beed or Beding or Curtains be not so 
good as thay ware when thay Come unto me thay shall be made 
so good unto hir my said dafter out of my estatt, and I allso 
grant y* my dafter abigaill Clifford be made Equell with hir 
abovesd Sister both In bead and Beding and Curtains out of my 
Estate and that y e housel stufe y* my wife y e mother of these 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 205 

my above said dafters Brout unto me to Equely deveided Bet wen 
them two said dafters & further I do grant that my abovesaid 
Joseph Clifford shall pay unto my abovesd dafters twenty pounds 
apease In mony or Stock to be payed five pounds apease yerly 
utill y e twenty pounds apease be payed, from y e time my said 
son Joseph Clifeord Comes to the age of twenty years old 

and Likewise I give unto my abovesd son John Clifford my 
twenty acre Loot In our uper seccond devesion and allso my norh 
grant 

and I Likewise give unto my above said son Joseph Cliford my 
fourty acre Loot In our uper devesion next Chester 

and Likewise I give unto my Cusen John Scribener that now 
Lives with me If He should Live and tary with me or mine untill 
he Comes to y e age of one and twenty two Steers a Comming 
three years old and two suts of Cloaths and my young hors It is 
to be understod two of y e Cowes and six of y e sheep that are now 
with me are my abovesd sister debrah Cliffords, farther I give 
unto my Cusen debrah Scribner a Cow If she maryes before hir 
ant debrah Clifford dies, and Likewise i grant that my sister 
debrahs two Cowes may be maintained by my Estat both winter 
and summer, and further I give and grant that my son John 
Clifford abovsd shall have a yoake of oxen and a Cow If he Lives 
to Come to y e age of one and twenty years, and further I give and 
grant y* if I have not mony anofe In my house to pay my funrall 
Charg and y e dockter and adminstration one my Estat and all 
my Lawfull depts that then my Exec tours must make It out of 
my stock and for y e Rest of my Stocke to be Improved by my 
Exectours for y e suport of my sester debrah Clifford and my four 
Children abovesd and Likewise the Encome of my Estat that Is 
to say In Lands Is to be Improved to y e Ends as above mentioned 

and Like wise I give all my housell Stufe what Sever that I 
have not all Redy desposed of unto my two sons John and Joseph 
to be Equely devided Betweu them when they Come to y e years of 
one and twenty years 

It is to be under stod that all my stock that Is not Improved 



2C>6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

for Ends Before mentioned shall be my son Joseph Cliffords Be- 
fore mentioned when he Comes to the age of one and twenty 
years 

and for my Carpentrs toles to be Equely devided Bet wen my 
abovsd sons and I do by these presents Constut and ordaine Tras- 
trum Sanbnrn and moses Slepers Both of y e town and provence 
abovesd yeoman to be my sole Exectours to this my Last will and 
testment as witness my hand and seall the day and yeare before 
mentioned 

Signed Sealed and dlivered In the mark X of 

y e presents of us Joseph Clifford 

John ffifield 

Sam 11 Easman 

Jon a Sanburn 

[Proved March 4, 1723/4.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 26, 1723/4; amount, ,£983.2.0; signed by 
John Fifield and Samuel Eastman.] 

Articles of Agreem* made & Conclud d on y e 9 th day of May In 
ye j^th y ear f ye Reign f our Soveraign Lord George y e 2 d by 
y e Grace of God of great Brittain France & Ireland King De- 
fend r of y e faith &c & In y e year of our Lord 1741 Between 
Samuel Fifield & Joanna his Wife Daughter of Joseph Clifford 
late of Hamp* [Kingston] In y e Pro e of N Hamp r In N Engl d 
Husbandman Dec d and Abra m Saiibun & Abig 1 his Wife Being 
also Daught r of y e s d Jo s Clifford Dec d asaboves d y e s d Sam 11 Fifield 
& Joan a his Wife & y e s d Abr m Sanbun & Abig 1 his Wife Being al 
of Kingstown aboves d & as aboves d Children of y e s d Jo s Clifford 
Being both parties Interest In y e Estate of y e s d Jo s Clifford of & 
Concerning y e settlem* Patition & Division of y e s d Estate In 
form & manner following (viz) whereas our s d father dyed Intes- 
tate & y e Debts & funeral Charges Being p d & y e whole Right 
f y e s d Estate by Decent Being In us by virtue of y e law of 
y e s d Pro e In such Case Provid d we do by these f^sents Grant 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 20J 

Bargain & Agree — Imprimis y* y e s d Sam 11 Fifield & Joa n his Wife 
shal hold have & Enjoy as their part Portion & share of y rt s d 
Estate of their s d father to them their heirs & Assigns forever a 
lot or Tract of land laid out to Fran s Mason Orig 1 ^ & Joyning to 
Exeter Road so Cal d Being forty Acres more or less & Bound d as 
may Appear on Kingstown Book of Records & an other peice of 
land lying on y e north side of s d Exeter Road & Joyning to Rob* 
Stockmans land Between y* & Ens n Trist : Sanbons land & Isa c 
Cliffords land on y e north & s d Road on y e south & a lot In y e 
north Grants so Cal d being y e 31* lot In N° In s d Division & laid 
out Orig ly to y e Right of our said father Jo s Clifford also y e one 
half of twenty Acres of land or meadow groun d laid out to y e 
Right of Jn° Webster In ful of his first Division & lying on y e 
westerly side of Phil : Huntoon s land or meadow ground upon y e 
Brook y 1 leadeth into y e long Pond so Cal d & Bound d as may 
more fully Appear on s d Kingston Records & also 4 lotts In y e 
small Division next Exeter line Being 4 Single Shares In a lot & 
al y e lots N od as followeth viz — y e 12 th lot laid out to y e Right of 
y e s d Jo s Clifford y e 38 th lot to y e Right of Moses Sleeper y e 41 st 
lot to Simon French & y e 46 th lot to y e Right of Tho s Philbrick 
Being al Bound d as may appear on y e Records of s d Kingstown as 
also for y e more ful & Perticular Boundaries of y e several peices 
of laud above mentione d y e s d Records of s d Kingstown may more 
fully make Appear & also y e one halfe of y e s d Jo s Cliffords 
Rights In y e Com'ou or undivid d lands In s d Kingstown & also 4 
single shares In the small Division of one Acre to a single share 
or Right lying on y e notherly side of y e highway going from y e 
s d Town to y e little River so Cal d & Bound d as may Appear on s d 
Kingstown Records — & y e s d Abr : Sanbnn & Abigail his Wife 
shall have hold & Enjoy as their ful part Portion & Share of their 
s d fathers Estate to them their heirs & Assigns forever their s d 
fathers Homestead liveing w th y e Buildings & Orchards s d land 
lying In two Peices (viz) about two Acres be it more or less where 
y e House Stands & w ch is y e s d Orchard lying Between land of 



208 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

y e above Mention* Tris* Sanbuns & land of Tho s Sleepers late of 
s d Kingstown dec d & fifty one Acres be it more or less lying on y e 
other side of y e s d Road Cal d Exeter Road on w ch y e Barn stands 
& Bound d as may more fully Appear on s d Kingstown Book of 
Records & twenty acres be it more or less In y e Division of twenty 
acres lying Between y e lower 2 d Division & y e 200 acre Grants so 
Cal d it Being y e 28 th lot In N° In s d Division & laid out to y e Right 
of y e s d Jo s Clifford & Bouud d as may Appear on s d Kingstown Rec- 
cords & twenty acres In y e upper 2 d Division above y e 200 acre 
Grants laid out also to y e Right of y e s d Jo s Clifford it Being y e 35 th 
lot In N° in said Division & Bound d as may Appear on s d Kings- 
town Records 20 acres be it more or less & y e one halfe of twenty 
acres of laud or meadow ground laid out to y e Right of John Webs- 
ter Inful of his first Division & lying on y e westerly side of Phil : 
Huntoons &c as may more fully appear In y e former part of this In- 
strum* where y e other half is set of to y e w th iu mentione d Sam 11 Fi- 
field & Joan a his wife & also y e one half of their said fathers Rights 
Iny e Coin'on or undivided land In s d Town & as for y e Boundaries 
of y e Several Peices of land above mention* y e Records of s d Kings- 
town wil make more fully appear y° above & five mention* Peices 
of land w th y e Rights In y e Coni'ou or uiidivid*land w th y e House 
& Barn & Orchard w th al y e ^vileges Appur s & Coin'odeties to the 
Respective shares or parts of y e s* Estate of y e s* Jo s Clifford To 
have & to hold to y e s* Parties to these ^sents Respectively as 
herein Before mention* unto them their heirs & Assigns forever 
In Severalty to their own & only Proper use Benefit & Behoof for- 
ever y e s* Sam 11 Fifield & Joan 'a his Wife & y e s* Abr : Sambun 
& Abigail his wife do by these ^sents Grant Bargain Alien & Con- 
vey mutually unto Each other al y e Right Title Interest Property 
& Demand whoever w ch Either of them have In y e Estate y* was 
their s* fathers In Kingstown afores d to Each his Heirs & Assigns 
forever, In Testimony w r of these Parties to these ^sents have 
mutually set their hands & seals y e day & year first above written 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 209 

Sign d Seal d & D d In f sence Samuel Fifield 

of us her 

Jedediah Philbrick Joanna X Fifield 

W m Sanbun mark 

Abraham Sanbun 

her 
Abigail X Sanbun 

mark 
[Deeds, vol. 25, p. 346.] 



EDWARD AYERS 1723/4 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Edward Ayers of Portsmouth 
granted to John Ayers and John Cutt Jan. 22, 1723/4.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 63.] 

[Bond, in blank, Jan. 22, 1723/4, signed by John Cutt, John 
Ayers, Thomas Peirce, and Richard Cutt ; witness, Clement 
Hughes.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 22, 1723/4, authorizing Capt. Samuel Hart and 
Clement Hughes, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of 
Edward Ayers of Portsmouth, intestate, administration of which 
is granted to his sons, John Ayers and John Cutt.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Edward Ayers, blacksmith, Feb. 20, 
1723/4; amount, ^1429.5.5 ; signed by Samuel Hart and Clem- 
ent Hughes.] 



JOHN BURLEIGH 1723/4 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of John Burleigh of Exeter 

granted to his widow, Mary Burleigh, Jan. 31, 1723/4.] 
[Probate Records, yo\. 10, p. 308.] 

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2IO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond, in blank, Jan. 31, 1723/4, signed by Mary Burleigh, 
Joseph Hall, and Ephraim Folsom ; witnesses, Richard Waldron, 
Jr., and Benjamin Gambling.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 31, 1723/4, authorizing Edward Hall of Exeter 
and Samuel Piper of Stratham to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 1, 1723/4; amount, ^415.4.0; signed by 
Samuel Piper and Edward Hall.] 



JOHN MUSSEY 1723/4 KINGSTON 

[Inventory of the estate of John Mussey of Kingston, Feb. 17, 
1723/4; amount, £190.14.6; signed by John Fifield and Joseph 
Greeley.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Mussey of Kingston 

granted to his widow, Hannah Mussey, March 4, 1723/4.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 175.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate ; amount of estate, 
^141,9.10; expenditures, £150.2.0 ; allowed March 23, 1735/6. 

" Mem° The adm x with the Consent of Phillip Morse her hus- 
band freely gives the Ballance of this Acco* to the heirs to the 
Estate of the Intestate. M 

Mentions children, Hannah Mussey, Reuben Mussey, and Ben- 
jamin Mussey.] 

[Order of court, March 23, 1735/6, that the estate be settled on 
the oldest son, John Mussey, if he consents.] 

[Warrant, March 23, 1735/6, authorizing Jedidiah Philbrick, 
Joseph Greeley, and Nathan Batchelder, all of Kingston, to ap- 
praise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 14, 1736; amount, ,£338.0.0; signed by 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 211 

Joseph Greeley, Nathan Batchelder, and Jedidiah Philbrick ; John 
Mussey, oldest son, consents to receiving the estate, and the court 
orders that he pay his brothers and sisters their proportion.] 

[Various receipts, containing signatures of Joseph Brown, 
Nathaniel Sargent, James Tucker, and Nathan Hale.] 



JOHN SANBORN 1723/4 KINGSTON 

[Inventory of the estate of John Sanborn of Kingston, Feb. 19, 
1723/4 ; amount, ^456.0.6 ; signed by William Buzzell and 
Joseph Clough ; attested by Mehitabel Sanborn, widow and admin- 
istratrix, March 4, 1723/4.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Sanborn granted to his 
widow, Mehitabel Sanborn, March 4, 1723/4.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 177.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Mehitabel Sanborn, Ebenezer Ste- 
vens, and Jonathan Fifield ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and 
Jacob Smith.] 

[Paul Sanborn, aged 20, son of John Sanborn, makes choice of 
his uncle, Jonathan Fifield of Hampton, as his guardian ; dated 
Hampton, Oct. 21, 1735.] 

[Mary Sanborn, aged 16, daughter of John Sanborn, makes 
choice of her uncle, Tristram Sanborn of Kingston, as her guard- 
ian ; dated Kingston, Oct. 21, 1735.] 

[Sarah Sanborn, aged 14, daughter of John Sanborn, makes 
choice of Ebenezer Stevens of Kingston as her guardian ; dated 
Kingston, Oct. 21, 1735.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 27, 1735, authorizing Jonathan Fifield of Hamp- 
ton, Ebenezer Stevens, Tristram Sanborn, Joseph Fifield, and 



212 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Jacob Gilman, all of Kingston, to divide the estate among the 
widow and five children.] 

Prov : of ) In Compliance with a Warrant from the Court 
N : Hamps : j of Probates for the Province afores d , to us directed 
to authorize & Impower us to divide the Estate of John sanborn 
Late of Kingstown In the Province afores d Deceas'd; Wee the 
Subscribers have been & viewed the Buildings & Land ; and ac- 
cording to the best of our Judgment haveing regard to Quality as 
well as Quantity have Divided y e s d Estate & have set off the parts 
& portions as followeth viz : one third to the Widow as followeth ; 
viz One Half of y e Home place y e East Side thereof with the 
Buildings thereon, it being Twenty Acres, to begin at the south 
end thereof & to Run the whole Length keeping Half y e width 
from end to end; And One Hundred & forty six acres in y e Two 
Hundred Acre Grant so CalPd, beginning at the Westerly end 
thereof, & so running Easterly to make up the aboves d Com- 
pliment it being the 25 th Lott in number in s d Division ; & one 
share in the Common ; valued by us 336* — 06 s — o8 d 

To Tristram Sanborn the eldest son the other Half of the Home 
Place it being Twenty Acres Laying on the westerly side thereof 
adjoyningto y e other Half above mentioned; And Twenty seven 
acres in the Easterly End of y e above mentioned Two Hundred 
acre Lott ; And one share in the Common, value 244* — s — d being 
two Shares — 

To Abigail Sanborn Twenty Two Acres Laying on the south 
side of the High Way going from Salisbury to Kingstown, have- 
ing Land of William Bussel on the West & Land of Ebenezer 
Stevens on the east & the Millpond Right so Called & half A 
share in the Common value i22 £ — 00 s — oo d 

To Paul Sanborn, the second Division Lott it being forty Acres 
& the 32 d Lott in Number in s d Division & half A share in the 
Common, value i22 £ — 00 s — oo d 

To Mary Sanborn ; the forty Acres Lott in y e Uper West Div- 
sion next Chester ; it being y e 24 th Lott in number in s d Division : 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 213 

& the Uper Second Division above the Two Hundred Acre Grants 
(so Called) Twenty Acres it being the 26 th Lott in that Division 
& half A share in the Common; value I22 £ — 00 s — oo d 

To Sarah Sanborn ; the Lower second Division below the Two 
Hundred Grant so Called, Twenty Acres ; it being the 61 st Lott in 
Number in that Division, & the North Grant so Called ; the 26 th 
Lott in Number in that Division ; & Twenty seven Acres in the 
abovementioned Two Hundred Acre Lott, Laying at y e Westerly 
end of & Joyning to a piece of y e same Lott set off to Tristram 
Sanborn above mentioned between that & 146 acres in the same 
Lott set off to the widow & one Half Share in the Common 
Dated at Kingstown y e 12 th day of November Annoq Dom : 1735 

Jon a ffifield 
Kbenezer Stevens 
Tristram Sanborn 
Joseph fifeild 
Jacob gilman 
[Allowed Nov. 26, 1735.] 



JAMES BURLEIGH 1723/4 EXETER 

[Quitclaim, Feb. 20, 1723/4, by William Burleigh, Joseph 
Burleigh, Josiah Burleigh, and Giles Burleigh of all interest in 
the estate of their father, James Burleigh of Exeter, deceased, to 
their brother, James Burleigh, he paying all claims against the 
estate; witness, Andrew Burleigh.] 



JAMES RUNDLETT 1723/4 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of James Rundlett of Stratham 

granted to his widow, Elizabeth Rundlett, and his son, Daniel 

Rundlett, March 4, 1723/4.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 282.] 



214 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond, iu blank, signed by Elizabeth Rundlett, Daniel Rund- 
lett, Jacob Smith, and Edward Fifield ; witnesses, Benjamin 
Gambling and Jacob Smith.] 

[Inventory of the estate ; amount, ^521.18.0 ; signed by Jacob 
Smith and Edward Fifield ; attested by Elizabeth Rundlett and 
James Rundlett, administrators, June 3, 1724.] 



OBADIAH MORSE 1723/4 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Obadiah Morse of Portsmouth 
granted to Richard Wibird of Portsmouth I 724«] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 405.] 

[Warrant, March 4, 1723/4, authorizing John Cutt and Eleazar 
Russell, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Bond, in blank, March 9, 1723/4, signed by Richard Wibird, 
Clement Hughes, and William Cotton, Jr.; witnesses, Benjamin 
Gambling and John Wibird.] 

[Inventory, July 31, 1724 ; amount, ^200.0.0 ; signed by John 
Cutt and Eleazer Russell.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 14, 1724, authorizing Capt. Samuel Hart and 
Clement Hughes, both of Portsmouth, to receive claims against 
the estate.] 

[License to the administrator, Dec. 6, 1724, to sell real estate.] 

[lyist of claims against the estate, March 9, 1724/5 ; amount, 
^88.2.1; signed by Samuel Hart and Clement Hughes.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate of Oba- 
diah Morse, blacksmith; amount of estate, ^201.13.0; balance 
for creditors, ^41.8.11 ; allowed June 2, 1725.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 215 

[Various accounts, notes, etc., containing signatures of Oba- 
diah Morse, Mary Wall, James Jeffry, George Jaffrey, T. Phipps, 
Susanna Jacobs, Mary Aborn, Richard Wibird, Clement Hughes, 
Thomas Fitch, Penn Townsend, Benjamin Elliot, and John Went- 
worth.] ; ''•-■"■' ' 



JOHN DAVIS 1723/4 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Davis of Portsmouth 

granted to Joseph Buss and Samuel Davis, both of Portsmouth, 

March 10, 1723/4.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 455.] 

[Bond, in blank, March 10, 1723/4, signed by Joseph Buss, 
Samuel Davis, Jacob leavers, and J. Bradford ; witnesses, John 
Cutt and Benjamin Gambling.] 

[Warrant, March 10, 1723/4, authorizing Clement Hughes and 
John Drew, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of John 
Davis, administration of which is granted to his brothers, Joseph 
Buss and Samuel Davis.] 

[Inventory, signed by Clement Hughes and John Drew; 
amount, ^i43-3-7-] 

- [Account of the settlement of the estate ; amount of estate, 
^204.3.7 ; expenditures, ^225.4.1 ; allowed Dec. 31, 1740.] 



THOMAS LANDED 1723/4 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas L,andell of Ports- 
mouth granted to his widow, Margaret L,andell, March 13, 1723/4.] 
[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 126.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Margaret Iyandell, John Cutt, and 
Richard Cutt ; witnesses, Sarah Cutt and Klizabeth Ditty.] 



2l6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, April 28, 1724, authorizing Capt. Samuel Hart and 
Lieut. Michael Whidden, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the 
estate of Capt. Thomas Land ell.] 

[Inventory of the estate in York county, Me., May 14, 1724 ; 
thirty acres of land in Kittery, Me., valued at ^67.10.0.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 163. J 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of estate, ^227.0.0; expenditures, ^419.10.0; allowed 
Dec. 15, 1736; mentions children, Elizabeth, who was 5 years 
old at her father's death, L,ucy, who was 3 years old, and Thomas, 
who was 18 months old.] 

[Various bonds, accounts, etc., containing signatures of Thomas 
Landell, John Cutt, Samuel Alcock, Eleazer Russell, Elizabeth 
Ham, John Fernald, and Elizabeth Alcock.] 



JOHN CROSS 1724 PORTSMOUTH 

Portsmouth in newhampshir in New england Aprill the Sec- 
ond day 1724 the last will and testament of John Cros being 
very Sick and weak in body but in perfect memory 

first I bequeath my soul to god to him that gave it and to dis- 
pose of it at his good will and pleasure as he sees good in his dew 
time 

Secon I give unto my Dear wife all my moveabel Estate both 
with in doors and out 

thirdly I give unto my Son Joseph My house and land after my 
deseas and my and the deseas of my Dear wife 

forthly I give to my sons George Joshua and John five shill- 
ings to each 

fiftly I give to my Dafters Mary and Lida and to my grandafter 
Mary Cros five shillings to each 

lastly I apoint my son Joseph to be my excexeter and to pay all 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIU,S 217 

the above legacyes within one year after my deseas and to bury 
me Christian like 

signed sealled and delivered In his mark 

presents of John X Cros 

J. Emerson and Seall 

his 

John X lang 
mark 

Hugh Banfill 

[Proved Feb. 5, 1724/5.] 



BENJAMIN BICKFORD 1724 NEWINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen 

I Benj a Bickford of the Town of Newington in the Province of 

New Hamps e in New England Planter being in Bodily health 

* * * 

Item I give my Now Dwelling house in Newington to my son 
Benjamin : to him and his heirs for Ever : he paying fifty shillings 
in money to Each of his sisters he to have it after his mothers 
Decease 

Item all My Lands in Newington besides where the above 
Dwelling house stands on : I Give unto my son Thomas he paying 
Each of his sisters forty shillings : he to have the Said Lands or- 
chards & Barn after his mothers Decease or if she marry then to 
have two thirds of it Imediatly on such marriage 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Two sons John & Joseph all 
my Righ to any Lands in Rochester the New Township Lately 
Granted in New Hamps r It being about five hundred acres to 
them theire heirs and assignes for Ever in Equall halfes — and 
alsoe what stock is Left affter theire Mothers Decease to be in 
Equall halves Divided betwixt them — 

Item to my well beloved wife I Give all my houses & Lands in 
Newington Dureing her Widdowhood : And all my stock of Cattle 



2l8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

goods & Chatties whoever and what is Left after her Decease of 
my stock to be Equally Divided betwixt my Two sons John & 
Joseph — 

Item to my Daughters Mary, Abigail, Elizabeth, & Deborah, 
I give foure pounds ten shilling a peice to be p d Each of them 
by theire brothers as herein before Exprest : and All my household 
Good to be Divided Amongst them as theire Mother shall see fit : 
and when or how she shall see meet — 

And I Do hereby ordaine make & appoint my well beloved son 
Thomas Bickford my whole & sole Executor of this my Lsat will 
and Testament ; And I Do hereby revoak, Disannul and make voide 
all former wills & Testaments by me heretofore Made : In Wittness 
whereof I the Said Benjamin Bickford to this my Last Will & 
Testament on this halfe sheet of Paper have set my hand & Seale 
after the words (Stock, &, p d ) were interlined — this fourth Day of 
Aprill anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & twenty foure 

signed sealed published and De- the Mark of 

clared by the Testator in the Benj a X Bickford 

^sents of uss to be his Last will 
& Testament 

Rob* Pike 

Peter Grele 

James Jeffry 

[Proved June 2, 1725.] 



JOSEPH KENNISTON 1724 STRATHAM 

[James Kenniston of Stratham renounces administration on the 
estate of his son, Joseph Kenniston, in favor of his son, Joshua 
Kenniston, April 29, 1724, and James Kenniston, Jr., another son, 
consents.] 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Kenniston granted to 
his brother, Joshua Kenniston of Stratham, May 5, 1724.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 317.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 219 

[Bond, in blank, May 5, 1724, signed by Joshua Kenniston, 
George Kenniston, and Joshua Hill ; witnesses, Benjamin Gamb- 
ling and Mary Gambling.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Joseph Kenniston of Stratham, May 
12, 1724; amount, /175.0.0; signed by John Sinclair and 
George Clark.] 

[Incense, Sept. 5, 1724, to the administrator to sell real estate.] 



JAMES BUNKER 1724 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of James Bunker of Dover granted 
to his sons, James Bunker and Joseph Bunker, both of Dover, 

May 5, 1724.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 335.] 

[Inventory, May 22, 1724 ; amount, ,£977.6.0 ; signed by Fran- 
cis Mathes, Stephen Jones, and James Nute.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 336.] 

Articles of Agreement made and Concluded upon This Eighth 
day of Decemb r in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of our Sove- 
raign Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Britain France 
& Ireland King Defend r of the Faith &c Annoq Domini 1725 

Between Martha Bunker of Dover in the Province of New 
Hamp r Widdow relict of James Bunker late of Dover afores d Yeo- 
man Deceased of the one part And James Bunker and Joseph 
Bunker both of Dover afores d Administrators on the Estate of 
their late Father James Bunker Aforesaid of the Other part 

Imprimis The said James Bunker and Joseph Bunker for them- 
selves their Heirs Execut rs and admin rs promise and oblige them- 
selves to and with the Said Martha Bunker, That she shall have 
the use of two Ground Rooms in the Western End of the Late 



220 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Dwelling House of the said Deceased and also of the Cellar under 
Said Ground rooms, and also the Improvement of a piece or Tract 
of Land of the s d Deceased's Known or Called by the name of the 
Litle field, bounded as followeth viz* Begining at a pitch pine 
Tree Near the head of the long Creek and runs down by the High 
way till it comes to the Gully that runs into Said Creek where 
the old House Stood, and the Channell of the said Creek to be 
the Bounds, And also Liberty to pasture five Cows, on the other 
Lands of the Deceased afores d and Liberty of fetching watter from 
y e s d Dec ds Well and of Cutting & fetching wood for her owne use, 
off of y e s d Deceaseds Land, all which beforementioned Priviledges 
& Liberty the Said Martha Bunker is to Enjoy during her Natural 
Life in her own person or Assigns 

Secondly The afores d James Bunker and Joseph Bunker prom- 
ise & oblige themselves as afores d That the said Martha Bunker 
shall Enjoy That one Third part of the afores d Deceased's personal 
Estate which she hath already received, As her own proper Estate 
& her Heirs for Ever, and Also one Third part of all y e Debts due 
to the Said Deceased 

In Consideration of all which the Said Martha Bunker Releases 
to the aforesaid James Bunker and Joseph Bunker in their afores d 
Capacity, all her Right of Dowry and Power of Thirds in & unto 
the afores d Deceaseds Estate, and promise thand obligeth her self 
her Heirs Execut rs and Admin IS to maintain the Child she hath had 
by the afores d Dec d without any Charge to the Said Deceaseds 
Estate untill the s d Child comes of Age, And also to maintain & 
keep in good Repair one Third part of y° out fences on the Said 
Deceaseds homestead, and also pay one Third part of y e debts due 
from y e S d Deceased — 

And for the True performance of all the foregoing Articles each 
party bind themselves Their Heirs Execut ls and Admin rs each unto 
the other in the Sum of four Hundred pounds Currant money of 
New England 

In Testimony whereof the parties have hereunto Sett their 
hands & Seals the day & year first abovementioned 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 221 

Signed Sealed and Deliv d in John Mackellroy 

p r sence of her 

martha X mackelroy 

mark 
James bunker 
Joseph bunker 



TOBIAS LANGDON 1724 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

The twentieth Day of May Anno Domini 1724 : I Tobias Lang- 
don of the Town of Portsmouth in New Hampshire in New Eng- 
land Wheeleright, being Now in health of Body * * * 

Item. I give & bequeath unto my well beloved son Tobias 
Langdon all that Lot or peice of Land in Portsmouth affores d 
which I bought of Cap* John Pickering : and on which Lot my s d 
sons Coopers shop Now standeth the whole Lot Its preveleidges 
And Appurtenances To have & To hold unto My s d said son 
Tobias his heirs & assigns for Ever. I alsoe Give my s d son Tob- 
ias all that I have Don towards the Build & fitting my s d sons 
Dwelling house : I also Give unto my s d son my silver Hilted 
sword : And fifty pounds to be paid by my son William Langdon 
within three years after I and my Now wifes Decease in Any thing 
Equivolent to money 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Richard Langdon his 
heirs & assigns for Ever all that house Lot of Land I Bought of Cap 1 
Pickering : lying on the south side of the way y t Goes from Coll 
Plaisteds to Coll Packers with thirty five foot Wharfidge Joyning 
to Tobiases Now wharfe on the North East Side thirty five foot 
wide : alsoe I give him fifty pounds to be paid by William Lang- 
don my son at money price within two years after I and my now 
wifes Decease Also I Give him my silver Hilted Bayonet and one 
silver Mugg 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Langdon all y*< 



222 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

^cell of Land I Bo 1 of Coll Thomas Packer, to him his heirs and 
assignes for Ever he paying forty pounds to his Brother Mark 
Langdon in Currant Money or Kquivolent within a yea re after 
my Decease : Also I Give unto My s d son sixty pounds which he 
had in stock 

Item I Give unto my son Samuell Langdon one hundred pounds 
which he hath already received — 

Item I Give unto my son William Langdon all my Rite & Title 
to the Tanyard at the Bank with the houseing &c a Now upon it : 
It being all that I Bought of Jeremiah Calef : To him my s d son 
his heirs and & assignes for Ever : he paying to his Brother Tobias 
Langdon fifty pounds : and fifty pounds More to his Brother Rich- 
ard Langdon in Currant Money or Equivolent thereto — to be paid 
within three or foure years after my ne and my wife's Decease 

Item I give unto my well Beloved Daughters Elizabeth Pierce 
& Martha Shaply my two silver Tankards the Eldest Daughter 
to take her Choice of them after mine & my wifes Decease and 
if Either of them Dye before the said Legacie befalls them then 
theire Eldest Daughters is to take it in the same Manner 

Item I will that my wife Mary Langdon shall have a Com- 
fortable Maintenance & Credible Liveing of & upon my Estate 
where I now lives whilst she Lives My Widdow, and to have her 
Thirds if Need Require 

Item I give and bequeath unto My son Mark Langdon all that 
house and Land by M r Emersous (that I bought of William 
Walker,) to him his heirs & Assignes for Ever : It being and 
lying on the North side the Road from the old Meeting house in 
Portsmouth on the Westerly side Waldens Land Alsoe forty 
pounds to be paid him by his Brother Joseph Langdon in Money 
or Equivolent — 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my son John Langdon his heirs 
and assignes for Ever All Rest of my Estate that I have in Pos- 
session and not Given away by any Deed or Mentioned In this 
will, My Dwelling house and Lands that I have & Enjoy with it 
togeather with my Com'on Rites y* I have Bo* that is not as yet 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 223 

Laid out : and alsoe all my Meadow and ffresh and salt marsh with 
all the preveleidges And A^tenances to the same belonging or in 
any wise A Staining — Togeather alsoe with all My Chatties un- 
disposed of by this will : be it Catle stock Goods utensils whatso- 
ever to me belonging & all my slaves : he paying to Bach of his 
Brothers & sisters within five years after mine & my wifes Decease 
the sume of five pounds : And I Do hereby Nominate and Appoint 
my s d son John Langdon to be my sole Executors of this my Last 
will and Testament : And I Do hereby Utterly Revoak Disanull & 
Disalow of any other will bequest or Testament by me Made : 
Ratifyeing allowing and Confirming this & Noe other to be my 
Last will & Testament In Wittness where of I have hereunto set my 
hand And seale they Day & yeare first above Written — 

signed sealed & Declared by Tobias Langdon 

the said Tobias Langdon to be 
his Last will & Testam* in ^s- 
ence of uss — 

Henry Sewerd 

John underwood 

James Jeffry 

[Proved March 3, 1724/5.] 



JOHN CROMMET 1724 DOVER 

In the name of god Amen the twenty Sacond day of may in 
the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty 
four I John Crommit of lobberland In the town Ship of dover 
In the provence of new hampsheir In new england yeoman being 
verry Sick and weak In bodey • . * * * 

Item I give and bequeath to marey my well beloved wife home 
I appoynt and ordain to be my sole Executer of this my last will 
and testement the use of all my lands buildings and stock untel 
my welbeloved Son Joshua Crommet Comes of age and then my 



224 N EW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

s d sone Joshua to have half y e said primesis thatt Is to Say half 
the lands buldings and stock : and my wif to have the outher half 
dureing her life and after her decease it shall fall to my will be- 
loved sone philip Crommet if he lives to Come of age and if aither 
of these my sones should deye before they Come of age thair part 
shall to thee outher sone : 

I give to my will beloved daughters that is to Say to mather 
and to Sarah to marey to Eleseabeth and to marget forty Shilling 
apease to be paid by my sons when thay Comes of age and I like 
wise give to my sone John Crommet teen shilling to be paid by 
my sone Joshua when he is of age : and I doe hear by utterly dis- 
alow revoke and disanul all former will or testements by me In 
aney wayes before : this to be my last will and testament In wit- 
ness whare of I have hear unto set my hand and seal the day and 
year above written 

Signed Sealed published pro- his 

nounced by the Said John crom- John X Crommet 

met as his last will and testement mark 

In the presents of us the Sub- 
scribers 

Thomas young 

Abraham bennick 

Richard Mattoon 

[Proved Sept. I, 1724.] 

[Inventory, signed by Thomas Young and John Smith ; amount, 
^233. 5.0.] 



DAVID LAWRENCE 1724 EXETER or STRATHAM 

[Inventory of the estate of David Lawrence of Exeter, May 28, 
1724; amount, ^28.11.0; signed by Jacob Smith and Reuben 
Smith.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WII,LS 225 

[Administration on the estate of David Lawrence of Stratham 

granted to Joseph Lawrence of Stratham June 3, 1724.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 341.] 

[Bond, in blank, June 3, 1724, signed by Joseph Lawrence, 
Jacob Smith, and Reuben Smith ; witness, Benjamin Gambling.] 



GEORGE CHESLEY 1724 DOVER 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Samuel Chesley, James Nute, and 
Thomas Tuttle.] 

[Warrant, June 3, 1724, authorizing Lieut. Thomas Davis and 
Ensign Samuel Smith, both of Dover, to appraise the estate of 
George Chesley of Dover, administration of which is granted to 
his brother, Samuel Chesley.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 27, 1724; amount, ^154.15.0; signed by 
Samuel Smith and Thomas Davis.] 

[Administration on the estate of George Chesley of Dover 
granted to Samuel Chesley of Dover Sept. 2, 1724.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 424. J 

[License, May 5, 1725, to the administrator to sell real estate.] 



RICHARD MUCHMORE 1724 

Jn° Muchemore allow'd to admin: on his Bro: Rich d Muche- 

more his Estate. 

[Probate Minutes, June 3, 1724.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by John Muchmore, John Salter, and 
Robert Pike; witness, Benjamin Gambling; endorsed, "John 

15 



226 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Muchemore his adm : bond on his Bro : Rich d Muchemores Es- 
tate June 3 d 1724."] 



PETER SANBORN 1724 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Peter Sanborn of Hampton 
granted to his widow, Aphiah Sanborn, June 3, 1724.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 343.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Aphiah Sanborn, John Batchelder, 
and Robert Rowe.] 

[Warrant, June 3, 1724, authorizing Cap 1 Joseph Tilton and 
Benjamin Sanborn, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 10, 1724; amount, ^439.0.6.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate by Robert Rowe and 
his wife, Aphiah Rowe, formerly widow of Peter Sanborn ; amount 
of estate, ^361.0.6; expenditures, .£434.14.9; allowed May 23, 

1735- 

Charges are entered for subsisting the children as follows : 

L,ydia Sanborn, one year before she became seven years old, Es- 
ther Sanborn, three years, Aphiah Sanborn, five years, Peter San- 
born, six years and three months.] 

[Guardianship of Lydia Sanborn and Esther Sanborn, minors, 
aged more than fourteen years, and Aphiah Sanborn, aged less 
than fourteen years, children of Peter Sanborn of Hampton, 
granted to Robert Rowe May 23, 1735, who has married their 
mother, Aphiah Sanborn.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 66.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond of Robert Rowe, with Thomas 
Phipps and Joseph Wadleigh as sureties, May 23, 1735, * or tne 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 227 

guardianship of Lydia Sanborn, Esther Sanborn, and Aphiah 
Sanborn ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Samuel Penhallow.] 

[Various accounts, etc., containing signatures of Nathan Long- 
fellow, Josiah Hall, Ichabod Roby, George Jaffrey, Bartholomew 
Thing, Joseph Wadleigh, EH Beede, Thomas Dean, Peter San- 
born, Nathaniel Sargent, James Philbrick, and Edmund Johnson.] 



JONATHAN TAYLOR 1724 HAMPTON 

[Warrant, June 3, 1724, authorizing Capt. Joshua Wingate and 
Sergt. John Sanborn, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate of 
Jonathan Taylor of Hampton.] 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Taylor of Hampton 
granted to his widow, Mary Taylor, Sept. 1, 1724.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 422.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Mary Taylor, Richard Taylor, and 
Samuel Marston.] 

[Inventory, signed by Joshua Wingate and John Sanborn ; 
amount, ^597- l6 -°-] 



JOHN PINDER 1724 DURHAM 

In the name of God Amen : June the Twelveth 1724 I John 
Pinder of oyster River parresh in the Township of dover new 
hampsheer in new England being well Stricken in years and 
weak of body : * * * 

Impri m I give and bequeath to Elizabeth pinder my well be- 
loved wife one third part of my Estate that is one third part of 
my Lands during hear Life and one part of my Moveable Estate 
for ever 

and after hear deseace all my Lands I give to my Son benjamin 



228 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

pinder during his Life and after his decease I give my whom Sted 
plantation to my grand Son John pinder 

and him the s d benjamin pinder my Eldest Son I ordain to pay 
twenty pounds out of my Estate as I have desposed as follows 

Item I give to my dafter Sarah york five pounds money to be 
payed by my s d Executor in the Space of one year after my de- 
cease — 

Item I give to my Son in Law William durgin five pounds in 
money to be payed by my s d Executor in the space of one year 
after my deceas 

Item I give to my Son in Law Icobod follet five pounds money 
for the youss of my grand Son John follet when he Comes of 
eage 

Item I give to my dafter Abigal pinder five pounds money 

and I also appoint my Eldest Son benjamin pinder to be my 
true and Lawfull Executor of this my Last will and Testam* him 
the s d benjamin pinder paying Such Legaucies as before men- 
tioned viz : twenty pounds out of my Estate : and I doe hearby 
make ordain and Constitute him the s d benjamin pinder my Sole 
Executor of all and Singalar my Lands Tenuements messuages 
by him freely to be possed of and I doe hearby : Utterly disalow 
Revoke & dysanule all and every Any formor : testaments wills 
Legacues bequeath and Execution by me anye ways before named 
willed and bequeathed : Ratifieng and Confirming this and no 
other to be my Last will and Testament in witniss whereof I have 
hear unto Satt my my hand and Seal the day and year first above 
written 

witness John pindar 

John Smith 

John Smith Jun r 

John footman 

[Proved March 31, 1742.] 

[Elizabeth Pinder, widow, waives an inventory of the estate of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 229 

her husband, John Pinder of Durham, July 23, 1742 ; witnesses, 
Joseph Wheeler and Benjamin Jenkins.] 



JOHN TWOMBLY 1724 DOVER 

In the name of God Amen, The Eighteenth day of July in the 
Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty and four, 
I John Twombly of the Town of Dover in the Province of New 
Hampshire in New England Husbandman being sick and weak 
in body * * * 

Imprimis, I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Ra- 
chel Twombly the one half of my home stead lying on the south- 
erly side of the road leading down to Joseph Hansons and so unto 
the Neck, together with half the buildings, Houses & Tenements 
on the southerly side of y e s d road, viz : the East End or half of my 
dwelling house & half the Barn, as also the one half of the Chat- 
tie, sheep & stock upon the place, and also all the household 
goods or movables in the house, all which Estate she shall have 
dureing her natural life & after her deceace it shall be my son Wil- 
liams, & his Heirs & assigns forever. 

Item I give to my son John Twombly Twenty Acres of Land 
lying at Littleworth in the Ash swamp as may appear by a Deed 
of gift to him under my hand & seal 

Item I give to my sons Joseph & Samuel Twombly that peice 
of Land lying on the Notherly side of the afores d road that leads 
down to the Neck, to be eaquelly divided between them and I do 
hereby oblige them, viz : my sons Joseph and Samuel Twombly to 
pay the several Legacies given to their Uncles & Aunts by their 
Grand Mother Elizabeth Twombly in her last Will & Testament, 
each paying thier Equal part of them. 

Item I give to my son Samuel Twombly Twenty Acres of Land 
lying above Malligo River, which was formerly granted to me by 
the Town of Dover & laid out by the Lotlayers of s d Town 



230 NEW HAMPSHIRE WIttS 

Item I give to my son Benjamin Twombly the sum of five 
Pounds in Mony or good Province Bills of Credit to be paid unto 
him by my Executrix hereafter named and my son William 
Twombly in convenient time after my deceace, each paying an 
equal part of it. 

Item I give to my son William Twombly the one half of my 
home stead lying on the southerly side of the afores d Road leading 
down to the Neck, together with the one half of the housing, Build- 
ings & Tenements upon it, as also the one half of the Chatties sheep 
& stock upon the s d place, and at the deceace of my wife I give 
to him viz : my son William Twombly the other half of my home 
place houses, Buildings, & stock, which I have given to my wife 
dureing her natural life, to him his Heirs & assigns forever 

Item I give to my Daughers viz : Sarah, Mary, Rachel, Ester and 
Annah Twombly the sum of Five Pounds a peice or five pounds 
to each of them, in mony, good Province Bills of Credit, or in Cat- 
ties or stock, to be paid unto them, viz : my S d daughers in Con- 
venient time after my deceace, by my executrix hereafter named, 
& by my son William Twombly, each paying their equal part of s d 
Legacies to my daughters. 

Furthermore I do nominate Constitute & appoint, make and 
ordain my wife Rachel Twombly my Executrix, and my son Jo- 
seph Twombly my Executor to this my last will and Testament, 
and I do hereby oblige my Executrix and my son William to pay 
my just debts, & my funeral Charges, and also to provide for & 
support my honoured Mother with suitable house room, fire wood 
meat drink washing and lodging, & Cloathing & with what ever 
elce shall be necessary for her Comfortable Subsistance, dureing the 
term of her natural life, and I do hereby utterly disallow 7 revoke 
& disannul all and every other former Testaments, Wills & Leg- 
acies Bequests & Executors, by me in any ways before this time 
named, will'd and bequeathed, Ratifieing & Confirming this and 
no other to be my last will & Testament, In witness whereof I 
have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & Year above written. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 23 1 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- his 

nounced and declared by the S d John X Twombly 

John Twombly as his last Will Mark 

& Testament in the presence of 
us the Subscribers 

Jonathan Cushing 

Paul Gerrish 

Joseph hanson 

[Proved Sept. 3, 1724.] 



RICHARD ROWE 1724 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Rowe of Portsmouth 
granted to Thomas Cotton of Portsmouth July 20, 1724.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 411.] 



WILLIAM ROWE 1724 PORTSMOUTH 

[Warrant, July 20, 1724, authorizing Capt. George Walker and 
James Jeffry, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of Wil- 
liam Rowe of Portsmouth, administration of which is granted to 
Thomas Cotton, Jr., of Portsmouth.] 

[Warrant, March 2, 1724/5, authorizing Capt. George Walker, 
Clement Hughes, Henry Sherburne, John Brewster, and Nath- 
aniel Mendum, all of Portsmouth, to divide the estate of William 
Rowe, fisherman, among his heirs.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 9, 1728 ; amount, ^150.0.0 ; signed by George 
Walker and James Jeffry.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 



232 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of estate, ^150.0.0; expenditures, ^6.8.0 ; allowed Nov. 6, 1728.] 

Pursuant to an ord r from the Hon ble Rich d Waldron Ksq r Judge 
of Probate &c directed to us the Subscribers We have been on a 
Tract of Land w ch was Shewn us for y e Estate of W m Row late of 
Portsmouth Dec d by Tho s Cotton administ r on Said Estate which 
Land Lyes in Portsm afores d fronting on the road that Leads from 
Cap 1 Langdons to Breakfast hill fifty seven rods and half or there- 
abouts which after having viewed & maturely Considered how to 
Divide y e Same Among the s d Deceaseds Children we have Agreed 
to make Said Division as follow th viz 1 To Will m Row we allow a 
Double share which is Twenty three rods of y e front of Said Land 
Next to Randle farm keeping y e same breadth the whole depth of 
the Land, 

To Sarah Larking we allow Eleven rods & half front next to 
W m Rows and to keep y e same breadth the whole Depth of the 
Land 

To Mary Goodridge we allow her share to be next to Sarah 
Larking, and of y e Same breadth & Depth 

To Elisabeth Row we allow her share to be next to Mary Good- 
ridge and of the Same Dimentions 

which Division is further Demonstrated by a plat of the afores d 

rLa.n.dle.3 ucli rrt, 
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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 233 

Tract of Land on the other Side as wittness our hands Nov r 9th 
1728 

Geo : walker 
Clement Hughes 
Nath 11 Mendum 
Portsmouth g hr 1728 
I Allow of the Division of y e Estate abovemention & confirm 

y e same to each party concerned 

Rich d Waldron Judge of probate &c 



HENRY SAVAGE 1724 PORTSMOUTH 

[John Savage renounces administration on the estate of his 
father. Henry Savage of Portsmouth, July 22, 1724.] 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Savage of Portsmouth 
granted to Edward Wells of Portsmouth July 23, 1724.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 310.] 

[Bond, in blank, July 23, 1724, signed by Edward Wells, John 
Hooker, and Richard Parsley.] 



NATHANIEL ROGERS 1724 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers of Ports- 
mouth granted to his widow, Sarah Rogers, July 24, 1724.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 322.] 

[Bond, in blank, July 24, 1724, signed by Sarah Rogers, Sam- 
uel Penhallow, and Thomas Peirce ; witnesses, Benjamin Gamb- 
ling and Mary Gambling.] 

[Warrant, July 24, 1724, authorizing Capt. Thomas Peirce and 
Clement Hughes, both of Portsrnouth, to appraise the estate.] 



234 N ^W HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, Feb. 16, 1724/5 ; amount, ^1008.19.0 ; signed by 
Thomas Peirce and Clement Hughes.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 22, 1731, authorizing Henry Sherburne, Ephra- 
im Dennett, and Eleazer Russell to examine the estate and report 
on the possibility of dividing it into eight parts without detriment ; 
they report against such division Sept. 24, 1731.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 4, 1731, authorizing Joshua Peirce, Ephraim 
Dennett, and John Cutt to appraise the estate, that the oldest son 
may purchase the whole, paying to the other heirs their propor- 
tions.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 3, 1731 ; amount, ^1000. o. o ; signed by 
Joshua Peirce, John Cutt, and Ephraim Dennett.] 

[Order of court, Nov. 8, 1731, assigning the real estate to Nath- 
aniel Rogers, oldest son, he to pay the others their share ; men- 
tions Sarah Plaisted, formerly widow of the deceased.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 223.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 29, 1746, authorizing Samuel Hart, Nathaniel 
Mendum, Hunking Went worth, Mark Langdon, and Charles 
Treadwell, shopkeeper, all of Portsmouth, to divide the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 76.] 



EDWARD GOULD 1724 STAR ISLAND 

In The Name of God Amen ; I Edward Gould of Starr Island in 

the Province off New Hampshire Taylor ; being in good health, 

-* * -*- 

Imprim s I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter s Anne, Dor- 
othy, and Ruth ; and to The Children of my Daughter Elizabeth 
Deces d five shilling* mony apeice, viz twenty shilling 6 to be 
Equally Divided among my three Daughters yet Living & the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 235 

children of my Deces d Daughtr, when Ever they shall Demand 
the Same of my Executrix hereafter mentioned. 

2 d ly. I give and Bequeath unto my Dear and Loving wife Ruth 
my now Dwelling house & Gardens on the aboves d Starr Island 
with all the Privilidges and appurtenances therto Belonging, 
together with all and Singular the Rest of my Estate, of what 
Nature or Kind Soever both Real and ^sonall for her, and her heirs 
for Ever to dispose off as She Shall think fitt and Convenient ; for 
her comfortable Support and Subsistance During her continuance 
In the world. 

3 dl y And I Appoint and ordain my S d Loving wife to be the 
Sole Executrix of this my L,ast will and Testam* In wittness & 
Testimony hereoff. I the aboves d Edward Gould have hereunto 
sett my hand and seal the twenty th Day off August Anno : Dom : 
one Thousand seven Hundred and twenty four. 

Signed sealed, and Declared to Edward gould 

be the L,ast will and Testanr 1 of 
the aboves d Edward Gould. By 
him : In the Presence off. 

William Sanderson 

Samuel Lunt 

Elizabeth Moodey 

[Proved Nov. 7, 1727.] 

[Bond for the administration of the estate, signed by Ruth 
Gould, Samuel Hart, and Thomas Crockett ; witnesses, Benjamin 
Gambling and Mary Gambling.] 



ROBERT COATES 1724 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Robert Coates of Newcastle 
granted to his widow, Jane Coates, Sept. 1, 1724.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 331.] 

[Bond, in blank, Sept. 2, 1724, signed by Jane Coates, Richard 
Neal, and John Vennard.] 



236 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, Sept., 1724, amount, ^85.15.0 ; signed by Samp- 
son Sheafe, Jr., and Benjamin Parker.] 

[License, Sept. 11, 1725, to the administratrix to sell real 
estate.] 

[Guardianship of John Coates, minor, more than fourteen years 
old, son of Robert Coates, cordwainer, granted to David Mitchell 
of Newcastle, fisherman, Nov. 16, 1737.] 



JOSEPH HAM 1724 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Ham of Dover granted 
to his widow, Tamson Ham, Sept. 1, 1724.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 327.] 

[Bond, in blank, Sept. 1, 1724, signed by Tamson Ham, Daniel 
Harvey, and Joseph Twombly.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 31, 1724, authorizing Paul Gerrish and William 
Chamberlain, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Paul Gerrish and William Chamberlain ; 
amount, ^626.10.6 ; attested by the administratrix March 3, 

1724/5-] 

[Guardianship of Jonathan Ham, minor, aged more than four- 
teen years, son of Joseph Ham of Dover, yeoman, granted to 
John Ham, Jr., of Dover, husbandman, Nov. 7, 1739.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 660.] 



CATHERINE WIGGIN 1724 STRATHAM 

In the Name of God Amen the twelfth Day of Septemb 1 One 
thousand Seven hundred & twenty four I Catherine Wiggen of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 237 

Stratham in the Province of New Hamps r Widow & Relict of 
Simon Wiggen of the afores d Stratham Deceased being very Sick 
& Weak of Body * * * 

Item 1 Give & Bequeath to Elizabeth Philbrook my Well Be- 
loved Daughter the One half of all my Estate that I am Now in the 
Possession of or that may be Recovered by Any Right Derived 
from me to be to her Proper use & Behoofe forever 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Well Beloved Grandsons John 
Tufton and Thomas Tufton and Tufton Philbrick the Other Half 
of all my Estate that I am now in the Possession of or may be 
Recovered by any Right Derived from me Equitably 

Item I Give to my Well Beloved Son in L,aw Simon Wiggin 
all that my Husband Simon Wiggen Gave me in his L,ast Will 
Excepting five pounds Which I Order him to pay to be Disposed of 
as I have Ordered my Other Estate 

Item I Give to my Well Beloved Daughter in Law Deborah 
Wiggin One Cow & to take her Choice of all my Cows And I 
constitute & Appoint my Son Walter Philbrick to be Executor to 
this my L,ast Will and Testament And I Order this my Executor 
to pay my Debts & Funeral Charges before there be a Division 
made & that it be paid Out of that part I Gave to my Daughter & 
Grand Children 

Signed Sealed in Presents of Catherine Wiggen 

us Witnesses Septemb r the 12 th in 
the Year of Our Eord 1724 

James Merrill 

Martha Wiggen 

Andrew Wiggen 

[Proved and allowed March 29, 1738, witness Martha Wiggin 
appearing as Martha Rust. The executor, Walter Philbrick, being 
dead, administration with will annexed is granted to William 
Allen of Greenland, clerk, and John Tufton Mason of Ports- 
mouth, mariner.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 330.] 



238 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JABEZ COLEMAN 1724 KINGSTON 

[Inventory of the estate of Jabez Coleman of Kingston, Oct. 
10, 1724 ; amount, ,£397.6.0 ; signed by John Fifield and Moses 
Elkins. 

u It is to Be understood that halfe y e house and Barn tha stands 
upon y e Land above mentioned aperes to us, to have Bene his son 
Joseph Colmans which was kiled with him now his sons heires."] 

[Administration on the estate of Jabez Coleman of Kingston 
granted to his widow, Mary Coleman, Dec. 2, 1724.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 426.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Mary Coleman, Moses Elkins, and 
Joseph Bean.] 

To The Honnred M r Richard Waldran Esq Judg of probats and 
grante of leaters of Administration 

Moste Honnred sir your pertisoner humbly prayeth that your 
Honner would be pleased to greant me y e Liberty of selling of a 
peace of lande and that for y e fol owing Resons first becase i finde 
the deat to be more then I Know how to pay without doind of 
some such thing and then secondly becase I am lefte with tow of 
my sons Chilldren one of which was borne sinse the death of my 
husban and sone and the mother of said Chilldren being dead allso 
and none to take Care of said Chilldren but my selfe and I Cannot 
bringe them up with out your honner doth grante me this Liberty 
which if your honner shall be pleased to do your pirtisoner will 
moste Humbly thank your honner and Remain your most Humble 
and devote sarvant 

Kingstown Mary Colman 

may 31 1725 

[Guardianship of Margaret Coleman, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, daughter of Joseph Coleman of Kingston, yeoman, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 239 

deceased, granted to Tristram Sanborn of Kingston, gentleman, 
March 26, 1740.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate by Mary Bean, formerly 
Mary Coleman, administratrix; amount of estate, ^250.6.0; ex- 
penditures, ^253.11.6 ; allowed May 28, 1740. 

One item is " For bringing up two grandchildren of the said In- 
testate (being only heirs to the s d Intestate) namely Phebe Col- 
man a Daughter of Joseph Colman dec d a son of the s d Intestate 
five years & one month from one year & eleven months old." 
Another, " And Margaret Colman a Daughter of the s d Joseph for 
seven years from her birth."] 

[Warrant, July 16, 1740, authorizing Ebenezer Stevens, Simon 
Brown, Joseph Greeley, Jeremiah Webster, and Jedediah Philbrick, 
all of Kingston, to divide the estate, in answer to the petition of 
Mary Bean, administratrix, who represents that the deceased 
has no children now living, and that the next heirs are two grand- 
daughters, Phoebe Colby, wife of Abraham Colby of Amesbury, 
Mass., and Margaret Coleman, children of Joseph Coleman of 
Kingston, deceased, son of Jabez Coleman.] 

Prov : of ) To the Hon ble Judge of the Court of Probates of 
New Hamps ) Wills 

Whereas we the subscribers haveing Received A Warrant from 
the Hon ble Court of Probates of Wills for this Province Authorize- 
ing & Impowering us to make An Equal & Impartial Division of 
y e Estate of Jabez Colman Late of Kingstown in s d Prov : Deceas d 
(he dying Intestate) between his Two Grand Children viz : Phebe 
now the wife of Abraham Colbe of Almsbury in the County of 
Essex in the Prov : of the Massachusets Bay, & Margaret Colman 
of s d Kingstown single woman Have been & viewed the Lands & 
Buildings of y e s d Intestate & according to the Best of our Judg- 
ment without favor or Affection have set of to Each her Respective 
part (haveing Regard both to Quantity & Quality) as followeth viz : 



240 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

To Phebe now the wife of Abraham Colbe of Almsbury aboves d 
The Deceased's Lot in y e Upper West Division next Chester (so 
Called) it being the 68 th Lot in Numb r in s fl Division, & Bounded 
as may appear on Kingstown Book of Records ; & 

His Lot in the Division of Twenty Acres below the Two Hund d 
Acre Grant ; it being the 4 Lot in Number in s d Division ; & 
Bounded as may Appear on Kingtown book of Records, & 

His Lot in the Upper Second Division above the Two Hund d 
Acre Grant it being the fourth Lot in Number in s d Division Con- 
taining about Twenty Acres & Bounded as may Appear on s d 
Kingstown Book of Records & 

His Lot in the North Grant (so Called) being the 34 th Lot in 
Number in s d Grants ; & Bounded also as may appear in s d Kings- 
town Book of Records ; & also 

A small piece of Meadow on the Deep Brook so Called below 
the Cubb Pond (so Called) & Bounded as may appear on Kings- 
town Book of Records, & 

Sixteen Acres in the Deceaseds Lot, in the second division so 
Called it being the 30 th Lot in Numb r in s d Division the whole of 
s d Lot Containing by Estimation 40 Acres more or Less ; s d piece 
of sixteen Acres Bounded as followeth viz : beginning at the 
Westerly End of s d Lot & Running Eastwardly 64 Rods into y e 
s d Lot keeping the whole width thereof which is 40 Rods, & Two 
single shares in the Common 

2 ly To Margeret Colman aboves d The Deceaseds Homestead 
Liveing Containing 42 Acres by Estimation & Bounded as may 
appear on Kingstown Book of Records with the Orchard & The 
Half of y e House & Half y e Barn standing thereon & fifteen Acres 
of Land Laying Above the Birch Swamp so Called & being Laid 
out in full of his first Division & also Bounded as may appear on 
Kingstown Book of Records ; & also The Deceasds Lot in the 
Division of Little Lotts next Exeter Line it being the 15 Lot in 
Numb r in s d Division & Bounded as may appear on Kingstown 
Book of Records, & 

four Acres of Land Laid out to the Rights of the Deceased in 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 24 1 

the Last Laying out, which was A vote or Grant of One Acre to be 
Laid out to A single share, & Bounded as may appear on Kings- 
town Book of Records, & also 

The Easterly part of the above mentioned Lot in the second 
Division being the 30 th Lot in s d Division Even all that Remains 
over & above y e 16 Acres which we set of to the s d Phebe the 
wife of the s d Abraham Colbe, & 

Two single shares in the Common 

As witness our hands this 12 th day of septem r Annoqdomini iyfo 

Eben r Stevens 



[Allowed Sept. 24, 1740.] 



Jedidiah Philbrick 
Jeremy Webster 



HATEVIL ROBERTS 1724 DOVER 

In The Name of God Amen the Twenty Eight day of Octo r 
Seventeen hundred and Twenty four I Hatevil Roberts of Dover 
in New Hampsh r in N : England being very Sick and week in 
body * 

Imprimus I give and bequeath to Lidia Roberts my Dearly 
beloved wife on half of all my lands on the Eastward Side of 
the brook y* runs into St Tavernces Cove During her natural Life 
with the one half of the house or houses out houses and one half 
of all the orchard on Sd Laud with the one half of all the Move- 
able within Doors Dureing her Natural Life and at her Deasease 
to Be Disposed of as is here after mentioned Item I give and be- 
queath to my Son Samuel Roberts all my Land and house and 
out houses and Orchard at his Mothers Desease and the one half of 
all the above Sd Dureing her Natural Life all which Land lies on 
the East Sid of the brook Runing into St Tavernses Cove as is 
above Named with the one half of all my others lands and Marshes 
with one half of the mills and I Do hereby Constitute ordaine and 
appoint my Said Son Samuel Roberts to be my Sole Excec tr of 
this my Last will and Testament 

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Item I will and bequeath to my Son Joshua Roberts as many 
acres of Land next beyond the afore sd brook westwd as his brother 
Samuel Rob ts hath on the East side of sd brook with the one half 
of all my other lands and Marshes to be Eaquily Divided betwixt 
the Two brothers as also the one half of my Mills at quampheagon 

Item I will and bequeath to my Two Daughters Abigail & Mary 
all my Moveable Eastate within Doors to be Eaquily Divided be- 
twixt them at the Desease of there Mother and the one half of all 
the afore Sd Moveables During her natural Life freely to be pos- 
sesd and Enjoyed by all the above named and I Do hereby utterly 
Disalow Revoke & Disanul all former and oth r Testaments wills 
Legacy s Bequests Confirming this and no other to be my Last 
will & Testament In Wittness whereof I have here unto Sett my 
hand & Seal the day & Yeare above written 

Signed Sealed Publis d Pro- his 

nounced and Declared by the S d Hatevil X Roberts 

Hatevil Roberts as his Last will Marke 

and Testament In the Presents of 
us y e Subscribers 

abigaill Perkins 

Elazer Wyer Jun or 

Nath 11 Perkins 

[Proved March 3, 1724/5.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 23, 1724/5; amount, ,£895.11.5 ; signed by 
Silvanus Nock, John Roberts, Jr., and Nathaniel Perkins.] 



GEORGE VAUGHAN 1724 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of God amen 

The last will and testament of George Vaughan 
I George Vaughan being Sick and weak, and Considering that 
the time of my death may be at hand ; 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 243 

3 I give to my dearly beloved wife the Third part of y e Income 
of my whole Estate. To her also I give my mansion house w th all 
the furniture therein, with the gardens and orchards belonging 
thereto, and three acres of land more adjoyning to the Same dure- 
ing her widowhood 

4. I will that all my Children Shall be maintained out of my 
Estate til they arrive to y e age of 20 years 

5. I give To rny Daughter Sarah Ross and the heirs of her body 
the land (behind the houses of George Townsend and John Grin- 
dal and two other houses between them) Square off w th the land I 
have already given her 

6. I give to my Son in law John Ross one hundred pounds 

7. I give unto Each of my maiden daughters five hundred pounds 
two hundred pounds of which is to be in land (to Each of them & 
their heirs) at y e bank 

8. I will that the Education of my son Eliot at School & at Col- 
lege be defrayed out of y e Incomes of my Estate. To my sou Eliot 
I also give five hundred pounds, two hundred of which to be in 
land at the bank and all my Eastern rights (so called) at Scar- 
borough, Cape-porpus, Dunstan or Elsewhere and To his heirs for- 
ever (except as hereafter Excepted) 

9. I give my son William and to his heirs forever all my houses 
and lands at the bank, and between y e Creek and the bank. And 
all the residue of my Estate, as houses, lands, farms Marshes Mills 
Tanyards and Streams of Water and Water Courses and Interest 
of ferrys I give unto my Said Son William and the heirs of his 
body forever ; But In case Either of my Sons Should dye without 
Issue lawfully begotten, It is then my will, that the Surviver and 
The heirs of His body Shall inherit, what I have by these presents 
given to the other ; and In Case both my Sons Should dye without 
Issue lawfully begotten, Then It is my will that y e Estates which 
I have by these presents given To my Said Sons Shall be Equally 
divided amongst my all daughters : 

10 I appoint my S d Son William to be sole Executor of this my 
last will and Testament. In Testimony of all before written I 



244 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

have hereunto Set my hand the first day of November 1724. 

Signed Seal'd & Published by Geo Vaughan 

Geo : Vaughan Esq r as his last 
Will and Testam* In presence of 
us 

Rich d Waldron Jun r 

Abigail Shannon 
his 

Israel X Honwell 
Mark 

[Proved Jan. 25, 1724/5.] 

[Inventory, July 22, 1727, signed by Samuel Hart, James 
Jeffry, and Ephraim Dennett; amount, ^12190.0.6.] 

Whereas George Vaughan Late of Portsrn Esq r Deceased by 
his Last Will & Testament Devised to his Son Eliot Vaughan, & 
his fower Maiden Daughters : two hundred pounds Each of them 
in part of theire Respective Portions to be paid them in Lands at 
y e Bank : Wee y e subscribers hereof being Requested & appointed 
by William Vaughan Execut r to y e afores d George Vaughan, to 
Lay out for Each of y e afore Children So many Lotts of Lands as 
wee in our Judgments Should think meet any whare in the lands 
of y e S d George Vaughan at y e bank : to y e vallue of two Hundred 
pounds for Each according to the Intent of y e will affore said : Ac- 
cordingly Wee Did View the Lands; and according to Our best 
Judgments We have alloted Nine Lots of" Land : Each to be Equall 
to forty foot one way & Eighty y e other : & have made a draught 
thereof as on y e Other Side this Paper is set Down & numbred 
Each part : y e first part Nine Lots N° 1 : y e Second Nine Lots N° 
2 ; the third Nine Lots N° 3 : the fourth Nine lots n° 4. y e fifth 
nine Lots n° 5 : and have made them as Equall in Quantity & 
Quallity as in our best Judgment wee Could : June y e 15 th 1728 

Sam 11 Hart 
James Jeffry 
Ephraim Dennet 



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Portsmouth in New Hampsheir in New England June 22 d 
1728 — 

I William Vaughan of Portsmouth in New Hampsh 1 " affores d as 
Executo 1 " to my Honered ffather George Vaughan Late of Ports- 
mouth affores d Esq r Deceased have sett off five Divisions of Land 
Each Division numbred as on y e tother Side this paper : and Vall- 
ued by y e ^sons y e subscribers hereabove at two hundred pounds 
Each Division which I allot one Division to Each of my maiden 
Sisters : being foure of them and one of y e Divisions to my Brother 
Elliott Vaughan for the two hundred pounds apeice to be paid 
Each of them in Lands According to my S d ff at hers Will they to 
make Choice of Each ones Divisions them Selves : and To have 
and To hold the Said five Divisions Lots or ^ cells as Numbred 
within to them their heirs & assigns for Ever, for the Considera- 
tion aforesaid : In Wittness whereof I have here unto set my hand 
and Seale — 

Signed Sealed & Delivered In W m Vaughan 

Presence of us — 

Sam 11 Hart 

James Jeffry 

[Deeds, vol. 16, p. 176.] 

May it Please your Ex 11 and the Hon blc Councill 
As Relating to the affair betwixt my Son and Capt Walker, I am 
bold to say that in Justice to Capt Walker and out of the respect 
which the family bears him, My Son W m Vaughan myself nor any 
of the Family will oppose the Entails being taken of the Pasture 
Lands att the Bank reserving one Thousand pounds worth to the 
five youngest Children according to Col Vaughan D d his Will and 
if he be satisfied therewith the whole family will Concur with him 
in a Pet" to that end, and My Self will renounce my thirds and 
My Children their Reversionary Right which Providence has given 
thein. By My Daughter I have sent a Pet 11 to your Ex 11 and the 
Hon ble Councill Bord which I would have Sooner done, but that I 
believe the Attorneys are Engaged by the other Side & Refused 
to act in the matter in my Favour, Your Justice as I am a helpless 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 247 

Woman I hope will shield me and my distressed Children from the 
designs of unreasonable people — 
In Confidence of which I Rest 

Your Ex 11 and the Hon ble Coun- 
cill most obedient Humble Ser- 
vant 
Portsmo 3 of May 1729 Eliz a Vaughan 

To his Ex 11 Will m Burnet Esq r Governour and Commander in 
Chief of the Province of N : Hampshire and the Hon ble Councill 
[Prov. Papers. Correspondence, mss., vol. 1, p. 59.] 

Sam 11 Hart of Portsm of ful Age Testifieth & sth : y t he hath 
heard y e Hon rble George Vaughan Esq r Dec d say while In health y t 
he Intend d his lands at y e Bank should be sold Into House lots for 

y e Peopleing of y e Town but his Farme should never be sold 

May 28 th 1740 — 

Sam 11 Hart 

[Deeds, vol. 24, p. 474.] 

I y e subscriber do voluntarily Declare y t I was y e writer of y e 
Testam* of y e Honour ble Geo : Vaughan Esq r & y t y e s d George at 
y e time of his Giving me y e Minutes of his s d Testam* Express d 
his Will to be y* his sou Will m y e Execut 1 ' of y e s d Testam 1 should 
have his y e Testators lands at y e Bank & Between y e creek & y e 
Bank In Fee Simple to Enable him y e Exe r to pay his y e Testa- 
tors Debts & legacies In Testimony w r of I have hereunto Sus- 
crib d my Name this 28 th day of may an° Dom : 1740 — 

Rich d Waldron 
[Deeds, vol. 24, p. 474.] 



HENRY HOBBS 1724 DOVER 

[Inventory of the personal property of Henry Hobbs of Dover, 
Nov. 26, 1724 ; amount, ^10.10.6 ; signed by Eleazer Weare and 
Nathaniel Perkins.] 



248 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Hobbs granted to his 

widow, Mary Hobbs, Dec. 2, 1724.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 378.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Mary Hobbs, Eleazer Weare, and 
Nathaniel Perkins.] 



STEPHEN BROWN 1724 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Stephen Brown of Hampton 
granted to his widow, Martha Brown, Dec. 2, 1724.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 385.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Martha Brown, John Brown, and 
Jonathan Fifield.] 

[Inventory of the estate ; amount, ^236.17.0 ; signed by Nath- 
aniel Weare and Jonathan Fifield ; mentions a brother, Benjamin 
Brown.] 



JAMES NOCK 1724 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of James Nock of Dover granted 
to his widow, Abigail Nock, Dec. 2, 1724.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 365] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Abigail Nock, Silvanus Nock, and 
John Rollins; endorsed "Abigail Knock Her Admin: Bond on 
her Husband James Knocks Estate 2 d Dec 1 1724."] 

[Inventory of the estate of Elder James Nock of Dover ; amount, 
^317.19.0 ; signed by John Smith and Thomas Young ; attested 
by Abigail Nock, administratrix, Dec. 2, 1724.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 249 

i 

SAMUEL EASTMAN 1724 KINGSTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Samuel Easman of Kingston in 
the Province of New Hampshire in New England being in health 

3|& flt v 

It m 2 dly I Give to my son Samuel Easman his heirs & assigns 
forever all that part of my homstead which Lies on y e North 
side of y e Country road in Kingston with y e Dwelling house Or- 
chard & appurtinances and also a Lott of Salt marsh in salsbury 
of ab* three acres in y e Lower higledee Tigledees so Called which 
was formerly my father Easmans And the one half of two smal 
Lotts in y e North Division in Kingston & one Com'on Right in 
Kingston. — It m 3 dly I Give to my son Ebenezer Easman his heirs 
& assigns forever all that part of my homstead in Kingston which 
Lies on y e south Side of y e Country Road with y e barn & appur- 
tenances And y e other half of y e afores d two smal Lotts in y e North 
Division and also y e Privilidge of y e Spring so Called which is in 
his Bro r Samuels part on y e North side of y e road 

It m 4 ly I Give to my sons Joseph & Thomas their heirs & as- 
signs forever to be Equally divided between them my sixty acre 
Lott and my fourty acre Lott of land lying to gether In Kingston 
Near trickling falls mill so Called and further I Give to my s d son 
Joseph all my right & Interest in the mill pond there so Called. 
— It m 5 ly I Give to my sons Edwerd & Benjamin their heirs & 
assigns forever My hundred Acre Lott In y e 200 Acre Division so 
Called in Kingston and my three other Lotts laid out to y e west- 
ward of y e Meeting house to be Equally divided between them. 
And furthermore I do hereby give to my s d son Benjamin his heirs 
& assigns my Lott of Salt Marsh In salsbury which I bought of 
Good m severants to be possest by him when he Comes to full age. 
— It m 6 1 ? I Give to my Grandson Rich d Long a Cow or five pounds 
to be paid by my Execut rs which with what I formerly paid to his 
mother my Daughter Ruth shall be accounted as her full portion 
of my Estate. — It m 7 ly I Give to my Daughter Elizabeth one half 
of my Barn Lott of Land so called in Salsbury on that side of it 



250 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Next adjoyning to her husbands Tho s ffelloes's land. — It m 8^ I Give 
to my Daughters Mary Sarah & Ann their heirs & assigns to be 
Equally divided between them the other half part of my afores d 
Barn Lott in Salsbury and also my house Lottand orchard thereon 
in s d salsbury on y e East side of y e way And my will Is that In 
Case they sell their shares in y e s d Barn Lott they shall Give their 
Bro r ffelloes y e refusal of it if he will give as much as Another 
for it and In Case they sell their shares in y e s d house Lott or or- 
chard they shall Give M r Cushing or his y e refusal of it if he will 
Give as much as Another for it. And furthermore I Give to my 
daughter Mary my feather bed furniture & bed Cloaths belong- 
ing to it. — It m 9 ly I do hereby Constitute & appoint my two sons 
Samuel & Ebenezer Execut rs of this my Last will & Testam* 
to whom I further Give all my stock & household Stuff Cash 
debts due to me & moveable Effects of what Kind & Natuer so- 
ever (Except my bed & furniture before given to my daughter 
Mary) In Consideration of which & what is before Given to them 
in this my will they are to pay all my debts & funeral Expences 
and y e afores d Cow or five pounds to Rich d Long as afores d And 
furthermore I Give that one Comon right in Kingston (which is 
not before desposed of in this my will) to my sons Joseph Eben- 
ezer Thomas Edwerd and Benjamin And my will is that in Case 
any of my abovenamed sons should happen to dye before he or 
they Comes to full age to possess what is before given to them and 
before they have disposed of y e Same otherways than their respec- 
tive parts or shares of the lands before given to them in this my 
will shall be divided Among their surviveing Brethren Not sisters 
And finally hereby revokeing all former wills I do ratifye & Con- 
firm this & no other to be my last will & testam* wittness my 
hand & Seal this third day of December Anno Domini 1724. An- 
noq R. R is Georgii Magne Britt 6 &c Undecimo. 

Signed sealed & declared by Sam 11 Easman 

y e s d Samuel Easman to be his 
last will & Testam* in p r sence of 
us 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 25 1 

Caleb Gushing 
John Stevens Jun r 
Caleb Cushing Jun r 
[Proved June 8, 1726.] 

[Warrant, April 30, 1726, authorizing John Fifield and Joseph 
Fifield, both of Kington, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 4, 1726 ; amount, ^1337.0.6 ; signed by John 
Swett and Joseph Fifield.] 



BENJAMIN COTTON 1724 PORTSMOUTH 

[Warrant, Dec. 3, 1724, authorizing Capt. George Walker and 
Kphraim Dennett, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of 
Benjamin Cotton of Portsmouth.] 

Tho : Walden Matthew Nelson Jn° Davedson & Nath 1 Peverly 
allow'd admin : on Benjamin Cotton's Estate.] 

[Probate Minutes, Dec. 4, 1724.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Thomas Walden, Matthew Nelson, 
John Davidson, Nathaniel Peverley, Nathaniel Tuckerman, and 
John Pray ; witness, Benjamin Gambling.] 

[Inventory, March 2, 1725; amount, ^517.14.6 ; signed by 
George Walker and Ephraim Dennett.] 



GEORGE WALUS 1724/5 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of George Wallis of Newcastle 
granted to Nathaniel Berry of Newcastle Jan. 8, 1724/5.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 337.] 

[Bond, in blank, Jan. 8, 1724/5, signed by Nathaniel Berry, 
Nehemiah Berry, and Samuel Rand ; witnesses, Butts Bacon and 
Benjamin Gambling.] 



252 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Jan. 8, 1724/5, authorizing Tobias Langdon and 
George Walker, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of 
George Wallis, administration of which is granted to his son-in-law, 
Nathaniel Berry of Newcastle.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 9, 1724/5; amount, ^279.17.0; signed by 
Tobias Langdon and George Walker.] 

[Decision, Feb. 14, 1725/6, of Joshua Pierce and Clement Hughes, 
arbitrators of the account of Christopher Scadgel against the es- 
tate, allowing him ^12.10.0.] 

[License, April 1, 1726, to the administrator to sell real estate, 
reserving the widow's right of dower.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate ; amount of estate, 
^323.8.0 ; balance over expenditures, ^190.8.9 ; allowed Sept. 
12, 1726, and ordered (c That the Administrator letts out to In- 
terrest one Hundred pounds of y e above Ballance the Interest to 
be Applyed for y e Support of Caleb Wallis only Son to y e Dec d 
during his natural life he being an Ideot & So not Capable of 
Maintaining himself & y e remainder being ^90 — 8.. 9 and y e 
three acres and three quarters of Com'on Land unsold to be Equally 
Divided Among y e rest of the Deceaseds Children viz* Ann Barns, 
Mary Seavy, Ester Berry Deborah Scaggell & Hannah Randle, 
and after the Decease of y e afores d Caleb Wallis & his Funerall 
Charge being paid out of y e afores d ;£ioo — y e remainder to be 
also Divided as aforesaid."] 

[Receipts for their shares of the estate "untill the Death of our 
brother Caleb Wallis" are signed by Edward Randall and Hannah 
Randall, Abraham Barnes and Ann Barnes, Christopher Scadgel 
and Deborah Scadgel, Benjamin Seavey, Jr., and Mary Seavey.] 

[Various receipts and accounts, containing signatures of Samuel 
Brackett, William Barry, Stephen Marden, Charity Marden, Led- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 253 

yard Webber, John Odiorne, Thomas Wright, George Jaffrey, John 
Yeaton, Joshua Peirce, Jr., John Bradford, George Wallace, Wil- 
liam Cotton, Abigail Osborne, Samuel Penhallow, Joseph Moul- 
ton, James Davis, Elizabeth Cross, Stephen Greenleaf, James 
Jeffry, Jotham Odiorne, Clement Hughes, and Richard Wibird.] 



THOMAS WALDEN 1724/5 

In The Name of God Amen I Thomas Walden being in Per- 
fect mind & memory doe Make & Ordain this to be my last will & 
Testament bequeathing my Soul into the hands of God who gave 
it & my body to A Decent Interment 

I give unto my three Sons Thomas John & William my three 
Houses in the Town of Portsmouth to be Equally Divided be- 
tween them as also all my lands that I am now in Possession of 
or Shall hereafter become mine 

I give unto my beloved wife Sarah my one fifth part of the Brig- 
antine Portsmouth & Cargo to be disposed of by her & Improved 
or Applyed to the bringing up of my said three Children as also all 
the Debts Due to me or may hereafter be Due to me viz from M r 
John Hardison the Sum of twenty two pounds ten shillings from 
m r Joshua Peirce Jun r the Sum of Thirty pounds as also Some 
Debts Due to me from Sundry persons at the Isle of Shoals &c : 
I also give & bequeath to my said wife Sarah all my Other per- 
sonall Estate of what kind Soever to be her own for Ever & at 
her Disposall & I hereby Constitute & appoint her my s d wife 
Sarah to be my Soul Executrix and revoke all Other wills by me 
made unto which I hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 18 th day 
of Jan ry Anno Domino 1724/5 

In The Presence of Thomas Walden 

George Jaffrey 

James Titcomb 

Mary Emerson 

[Proved and allowed March 6, 1724/5.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 428.] 



254 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOHN JONES 1724/5 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of John Jones of Stratham granted 
to his widow, Mary Jones, March 3, 1724/5.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 358.] 

[Bond, in blank, March 3, 1724/5, signed by Mary Jones, John 
Clark, and Noah Clark.] 

[Warrant, March 3, 1724/5, authorizing Noah Barker and Ben- 
jamin Hoag, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 1, 1725 ; amount, ^404.12.0 ; signed by Noah 
Barker and Benjamin Hoag.] 



HATEVIL NUTTER 1724/5 

Hate : Nutter's will brot & prov'd 

[Probate Minutes, March 3, 1724/5.] 



BENJAMIN WEYMOUTH 1724/5 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Weymouth of Dover 
granted to his son, Benjamin Weymouth of Dover, March 3, 

I724/5-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 356.] 

[Bond, in blank, March 3, 1724/5, signed by Benjamin Wey- 
mouth, Nathaniel Perkins, and Silvanus Nock ; witnesses, Ben- 
jamin Gambling and Samuel Roberts.] 

[Warrant, March 3, 1724/5, authorizing Silvanus Nock and 
Nathaniel Perkins, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 6, 1725 ; amount, ^1 10.5.0 ; signed by Silva- 
nus Nock and Nathaniel Perkins.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 255 

[Warrant, Dec. 29, 1725, authorizing Samuel Roberts and Ele_ 
azer Weare, both of Dover, to receive claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims against the estate ; amount, ^85.0.5 ; signed by 
Eleazer Weare and Samuel Roberts.] 



JOHN BANKS 1724/5 DOVER 

[Petition of John Pray, administrator, March 8, 1724/5, that the 
estate of John Banks of Dover may be declared insolvent.] 



THOMAS REED 1725 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Thomas Reed, Thomas Phipps, and 
John Pray ; witnesses, Theodore Atkinson and Eleazer Russell ; 
endorsed "Tho s Reed his bond admin : on Tho s Reed his Estate 
12 th aug st 1725."] 



WILLIAM BROWN 1725 HAMPTON 

In y e Name of God Amen y e twenty sixth Day of August 1725 
I William Brown of Hampton in y e Province of New Harnpshier 
in New England yeman — being sick & weake of body * * * 

Imprimis— my Will is y t all my Just Debts & funerall Charges 
be Well & truly Paid out of my stock of Creturs — & my Hows 
& Land which is betwen my brother Thomases Hows & y e Couu- 
tery Rhood & three quarters of an acre of Land Neear Benjamin 
greens &two acres & three quarters of Land on y e North Sid of y e 
mudy Pond and one acre of Land at y e town Neer Benjamin moul- 
tons — & if any or what shall remain of these fore mentioned Per- 
tigulers after my Debts & funerall charges are all Paid y e remainder 
to go to my dafters toward their Portions — And all y e rest of my 
Lands & marsh in Hampton & Else where I give to my fower sons 



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256 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

William my Eldest son to have a duble Part of all my Land where 
my Hows stands with one halfe of all y e howsing & orchard y e 
other halfe of my Howsing & orchard to bee for my wife during 
her life or widowhood — my son William to have his duble Part 
of y e Land with y e orchard on y e Bast side of my Land where 
my Hows standeth from End to End y e whole bredth till his duble 
Part is compleated 

Item I give unto my son Benjamin his single Part or fifth Part 
Next to william in Lake maner 

Item I give to Nehemiah y e Next in Like maner with ben j men 

Item I give to my son Stephen an Equal Part with Benjamin 
& Nehemiah & to have my Land at y e great Hill & what that 
wanteth of his Part by measuer to be made up to him on y e West 
sid of my Land at home — & all my inashs to be devided amongst 
my fows sons after thay all come to one & twenty years of age 
william to have his duble Part & y e rest all a Like in quantity 

Item I give to my three Daughters Rachel Sarah & Ann fifteen 
Pounds Each besids what they have all ready had to be Paid 
them in one year after my decease by my sone William 

Item I give to mary & Elizabeth fifteen Pounds each y* is if 
any thing remains of what I have appoynted to Pay my Debts & 
Iunerall charges to go to mary & Elizabeth & if y* do not amount 
to fiften Pounds Each to be Paid them by my three sons Ben- 
jamin Nehamiah & Stephen all aLike after they shall come to 
one & twenty years of age 

Item give & order my Daughter Lidia to be maintained out of 
my Whole Estate — & if it shold Please God to order it so y* Shee 
shale marry then to have fifteen Pounds Paid her Every one to 
Pay his Part according to what he hath of my Lands — 

Item I give all Husbendry tools of all sorts what so ever with- 
out dors to my son William 

Item to my son Benjamin my Loom & takling to it 

Item I give to my beloved Wife Ann all my Puter Brass Iron 
beding & all my moveables with my Hows what so Ever 

And Every one of all my Childeriu to have his or her Part or 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 257 

Portion as they com to age of one & twenty years of age — but 
all those childerin under seven years of age to Be brought up by 
y e whole estate until they be seven years old 

I Likewise Constitute make & ordain my Beloved Wife & my 
sone William my sole Executorex & Executor of this my Last 
will & testiment in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
& seal y e Day & year above Written 

signed sealed Published Pro- william Brown 

nownced & Declared by y e said 
William Brown as his Last Will 
& testiment in y e Presents of us 
y e subscribers 

Peter Weare 

Samuel Clifford 

John Clifford 

[Proved May 19, 1726.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 26, 1725, authorizing Col. Peter Weare and Sam- 
uel Clifford, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 1, 1725 ; amount, ^943.18.0 ; signed by Peter 
Weare and Samuel Clifford.] 



MOSES DAVIS 1725 

Deliverance Davis allow 'd to adm r on her late husband moses 
Davis his Estate Cap* Stephen Jones & Cap 1 Sam 1 Emerson app rs 
[Probate Minutes, Sept. 8, 1725.] 



JAMES JACKSON 1725 DOVER 

James Jackson allow' d to adm r on the Estate of his late father 
James Jackson' late of Dover his Estate L l Joseph Jones & Ely 
Demerret app rs 

[Probate Minutes, Sept. 8, 1725. J 

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258 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond, in blank, signed by James Jackson, William Jackson, 
and John Tasker ; endorsed, u James Jackson's bond adm : bond 
on bis father James Jackson his Estate."] 



JOHN MOULTON 1725 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Moulton of Portsmouth 

granted to his widow, Dorothy Moulton, Sept. 20, 1725.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 363.] 

[Bond, in blank, Sept. 20, 1725, signed by Dorothy Moulton, 
Joseph Moulton, and Daniel Moulton ; witnesses, Benjamin Gam- 
bling and Mary Gambling.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 20, 1725, authorizing Capt. Daniel Greenough 
and Joseph Simpson, both of Newcastle, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 23, 1725 ; amount, ^60.12.3 ; signed by 
Daniel Greenough and Joseph Simpson.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of estate, ^63.14.9 ; expenditures, ^3.7.6 ; allowed Sept. 
11, 1726, and balance ordered to be paid to John Frost; a child 
is mentioned ; John Moulton died in Antigua.] 



JOHN FOLSOM 1725 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of John Folsom of Exeter granted 

to his widow, Mary Folsom, Oct. 5, 1725.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 457.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Mary Folsom, Alexander . 
and Michael Whidden ; witnesses, William Fellows and Benjamin 
Gambling.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 259 

[Warrant, Oct. 5, 1725, authorizing Capt. Alexander Magoon 
and Cartee Gilman, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate of John 
Folsom of Exeter, son of John Folsom.] 

[Inventory, Dec., 1725 ; amount, ^516.7.0 ; signed by Alex- 
ander Magoon and Cartee Gil man.] 

By Vertue of an Act of The Generall Court Authoriseing and 
Impouering of us To make A Division of the Estate of John Foul- 
sam Late of Exeter Dec d We have Surveid the Same and Divided 
it as follows 

Viz To the widow of S d Dec d We Set of for her improvement 
Two Peices of Land and bounded as follows 

First Lot begins at the Westerly Corner of the home Lot by 
the highway near Kings falls Bridge and then runs: N : 46 : E 
Three rods and 3/4 to a stake and then runs : S : 45 : E : 25 
rod and then Runs : N : 35 : E : 10 rod & 1/2 and then runs : S 
56 : E : 35 : rod to the Corner of John Scribners Land and then 
Runs by S d Scribners Land : S : 30 : W : 59 : rod to a Stake Stand- 
ing by the fence and Then runs : N : 56 W : 36 rod to a fence and 
then runs : N : 35 : E : 35 rod and then : N : 28 : W : to the first 
bounds being about : 13 acres, with the house and barn on it 

Second Lot being Part of the Pasture Laying between the Little 
River and Kings falls by the highway and is bounded As follows 
Begining at a Stake Standing : 25 : rod : S : 56 : W er : from the 
Eastern Corner of S d Land and runs N : 57 : W : to the Extent 
of S d Land to a Little Tree Spoted by a fence and then runs : S : 
50 : W : by S d fence to a Stake Standing : 20 : rod upon a square 
with the above line and then Runs : S : 57 : E to the high way 
and runs by S d way to the first bounds, Being about : 11 : acres 

To Josiah Foulsam Son to S d Dec d We Set of five Lots and 
Bounded as follows 

first Lot Begins at the Nothern Corner of the Widows first Lot 
by the highway and runs : S : 45 : E : to a Stake : 25 : rod and 
then Runs :N : 35 : E : 5 : rods and then runs : N : 47 : W : to 
the highway and then bound on s d way to the first bounds 



260 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Second lot Begins at the Southern Corner of the Widow first 
Lot at a stake standing by the fence and then Runs : N : 56 : W : 
18 rod to a stake and then runs: S : 90 : rod to a stake Standing 
by the fence and so to have all the land to the Eastern of s d Line 
in the home Lot being about : 14 : acres 1/2 — 

Third Lot begins at the Southern Corner of S d Widows Second 
Lot being Part of the Pasture and then Runs up by the highway 
untill it Comes to the way that goes from Carty Gilmans Land 
to Cap John Gilmans mill and then Bounding on S d Way untill 
it Comes to the Widows Western Corner and then Runs : S : 57 : 
K : to the first Bounds 

fourth Lot Being Part of a Tract of Land Laying upon the 
White Pine Plain and on the South Side of the Way that leads to 
Coppy holl and begins at The North East Corner of S d Land and 
then Runs : West and be North by s d way : 66 : rod and then 
runs South & be west the same bredth to the Extent of S d land 
being : 54 : rod 

fifth Lot Is Part of the Common Right and bounded as follows 
Begining at N° : 90 : In the third Range and Runs to : N° : 94 
being four ten acre Lots 

To Susanah and Mary Daughters to S d Dec d We have Set of 
five Lots and Bound them as follows 

first Lot Begins at The North Corner of Josiah foulsams first 
Lot and then Runs : S : 47 : E : 25 : rod to a stake and then runs : 
N : 35 : E : 5 rod & 1/2 to the high way by John Scribners, and 
So bound : North westerly by S d way to the first Bounds 

Second Lot being Part of the home Place and bounded as fol- 
lows Begining at the North West Corner of Josiah foulsams 
second Lot and then runs S th : 90 : rod and so to have all the 
Land in the home Lot to the Western of S d Line and binding on 
the Widows Lot 

Third Lot Begins at the Eastern Corner of the Pasture afores d 
by the high way by Benj a Smith 5 Land and then Runs : S : 56 : 
W : 25 : rod to a stake and then runs : N : 57 : West to the 
utmost bounds of S d Land and then Runs : N : 50 : E to Benj a 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 26l 

Smiths Land and So down by S d Smiths Land to the first bounds 
fourth Lot Is Part of a Tract of Land Laying on the White 
Pine Plaine afore S d and begins at the Norwest Corner of Land 
by the way and so Runs Down s d highway East and be South : 
70 : Rod and then Runs South & be West the same Bredth to the 
Extent of S d Land being 54 rod 

fifth Lot Is the other part of the Common Right above S d and 
Begins at : N : 94 : in the third range and Runs to : N° : 98 : 
being : 4 ten acre Lots 

This Division Made By us this : 26 th : of Nov br 1745 

Benja : Thing 
Daniel Gilman 
John Gilman 



THOMAS SHERBURNE 1725 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Sherburne of Ports- 
mouth granted to his widow, Margaret Sherburne, Nov. 13, 1725.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 360.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by John Sherburne and Henry Sher- 
burne ; endorsed " John Sherburnes bond of Administration.''] 

[Inventory of the estate of Capt. Thomas Sherburne of Ports- 
mouth, mariner, Jan. 7, 1725/6, amount, ^306.18.9 ; signed by 
Clement Hughes and Jeremiah Libby ; attested by Margaret Sher- 
burne, administratrix, Jan. 8, 1725/6.] 

[Guardianship of Thomas Sherburne, minor, aged more than 

fourteen years, son of Thomas Sherburne of Portsmouth, mariner, 

granted to Henry Sherburne, Jr., of Portsmouth, yeoman, May 

20, 1742.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 174.] 



262 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

SAMUEL EDGERLY 1725 DOVER 

[Elizabeth Ambler of Dover, formerly widow of Samuel 
Edgerly, renounces administration on his estate Dec. 7, 1725, in 
favor of her son, John Edgerly.] 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Edgerly of Dover 
granted to his son, John Edgerly of Dover, Dec. 8, 1725.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 387.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by John Edgerly, Francis Mathes, and 
James Stevens.] 

[Warrant, April 11, 1726, authorizing Capt. Francis Mathes and 
John Edgerly, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 3, 1726; amount, ^255.11.0 ; signed by Fran- 
cis Mathes and John Edgerly.] 



SAMUEL TIBBETTS 1725 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Tibbetts of Dover 
granted to his widow, Judith Tibbetts, Dec. 8, 1725.] 

[Bond, in blank, Dec. 8, 1725, signed by Judith Tibbetts, 
Thomas Wallingford, and James Canney.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 8, 1725, authorizing Silvanus Nock and James 
Tibbetts, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 22, 1725/6; amount, ^275.10.6 ; signed by 
James Nute and Silvanus Nock.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 263 

SAMUEL LANGDON 1725 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Langdon of Ports- 
mouth granted to his widow, Hannah Langdon, Dec. 23, 1725.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 459.] 

[Bond, in blank, Dec. 20, 1725, signed by Hannah Langdon, 
Hezekiah Jenness, and John Jenness ; witnesses, Thomas Jenness 
and Elizabeth Jenness.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 23, 1725, authorizing Capt. George Walker of 
Portsmouth and Capt. Jabez Dow of Hampton to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by George Walker and Jabez Dow ; amount, 
^479.11.0 ; attested March 2, 1725/6]. 



SAMUEL TILTON 1725/6 HAMPTON 

An Agreement Made & Concluded this twenty first Day of Janu- 
ary in the year of Our Lord Seventeen hundred & twenty five or 
twenty Six and in the twelfe year of King Georges Reign Over 
Grate Brittain &c Between Samuell Tilton Abigell Tilton Meribah 
& Josiah Tilton all of Hampton in the Province of Newhamp- 
shire in New England, all Children of Samuell Tilton Late of 
Said Hampton Deceast — Whereas thair Said father Died Intestate 
Without any Written Will or testament for the Disposall of his 
Estate & thair Mother Paying All Debts & Demands & brought 
up Said Children ; So that although there Was No Administra- 
tion granted to her yet the Estate is Left without Imbasellment or 
Incombrance by Any Debts or Demands And Now thair Mother 
being Deceast & the afore Named Children being Come to that 
age that thay are Willing to have Each one thair part Singly by 
themselves And Wee the Above Named Samuell Abigell Meriba 
& Josiah Tilton have Mutually agreed for the Devideing of all 
the goods & Estate that belongs to us which was Our Honoured 
ffathers aforesaid Deceast — firstly as to all the Moveabls and of 



264 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Cretures Wee have Devided to all our Sattisfaction & Each of us 
have taken our Parts into Our Own Posesion to take Caie thereof 

accordingly 

And Likewise have Devided the Lands & agreed for the house 
& Medow or Marsh as followeth (Viz) As Samuell Had the Land 
Where the house Stands given to him by his grandfather he is to 
have the house barn & all fences or What So Ever that belonged 
to our father that is upon or belongs to Said houselot and the Lot 
in the Second West Devision Which ajoynes to Said house Lot and 
a Lot in the Same Devision Which Our ffather Bought of John 
Knowls it being the one hundred & Sixteenth Lot in Numbr in 
Said Devision — and one acre of Marsh that was given to Our Mother 
by our Granfather Page which Lieth Near the Cassway Caled the 
Town Cassway & one acre of Land Laid out to the Right of Rob- 
ert Page together with Sume Land Laid to the Right of Robrt 
Tuck Now Claimed by Benjamin & Rubin Sanborn the Whole 
Peice being Bounded Southwest on a Way as May appear by the 
Return of the Lot Layars All the Peices of Land & Marsh & all 
the houseing & Premises Lieing & being in hampton aforesaid 
and be & Remain to Samuell As it is above Exprest — And Abi- 
gell & Meribah to have a tract or Peice of Land Laid out to the 
Origenall Right of Robrt Page in a Place Caled the Quarter of 
Mile by Estemation Seventeen acres bee the Same More or Less 
as it is Laid out & bounded Notherly on Land of John Prescut 
Estrly on a way Southerly & westrly on Land Laid to the Claime 
of Rubin Sanborn— And Josiah to have Sixty acres of Land 
Lieing in Kingstown Which our ffather bought of Ichabod Ro- 
bie of S d Kingstown & a halfe Share of Land in the first West 
Devision in Hampton Which our father Drew as a birthright Share 
in S d Hampton And Wee the above Named Samuel Abigail Meri- 
bah & Josiah Tilton haveiug all Mutually Agreed to the Above 
Named agreement & Devided to Each & Every one of us our Parts 
to stand & Remain as a finall Devision & Settlement between us 
& Each & Every one of us to hould use Occupie & injoy to their 
own Proper Benifit & behoof their Parts Singly by themselves 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 265 

Without any L,et hindrance or Deniall of any or Eather of us or 
Our heirs Executor Administrator or assignes or any Manar of 
Parson in our Names or by our Procurement and in Confirmation 
of all above Written Wee have hereunto Set to our hands & ffixed 
our Sealls the Day of the Date above Written — 

Signed & Sealed in Presents of Samuel Tilton 

us Wittnises the Mark of 

Nath 11 Weare Abigell X Tilton 

Josiah Wester the Mark of 

Meribah X tilton 

Josiah Tilton 

[Allowed June 13, 1726.] 



JOHN SACHEL 1725/6 STRATHAM 

I John Sachel of y e Town of Stratham In y e Province of N 
Hampsh r Husbandman : Imprimis ; being Sick & Weak, but yet 
Sensible of what I have talk of w th my wife in perfect health 
relating to my Estate real & ^sonal I give her the S d Eleanor 
Sachel my well beloved wife all my Land my dwelling house & 
al my Moveables to her own proper use her heirs & assigns for 
Ever, all Funeral charges paid & y e Doctors for my Sickness & all 
Lawfull Debts whatsoever, & this I Constitute as my Last will & 
Testament 

Moreover I constitute John his 

Sinkler of y e S d Town & Province John X Sachel 

Execut r of this my Last Will & mark 

Testament 

Sign'd Seal'd & deliver'd in y e 
Presence of us 

George Clark 

Thomas Wiggin 
his 

James X Kenniston 
mark 

[Proved Feb. 8, 1725/6.] 



266 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory of the estate of John Sachel, who died Jan. n, 
1725/6; amount, ^188.0.0; taken Jan. 29, 1725/6; signed by 
James Kenniston and George Clark.] 



PETER BALL 1725/6 PORTSMOUTH 

Province of f The Dipposision of Mark Hunking Sen r of full 
N: Hampsheir ) age: Testefieth & Saith that Sum' time in y e 
Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & nineteen Peter 
Ball Sen r of Portsmouth & Province aboves d Came to my house 
and desired rney e deponent to Write his Will : Whereupon I tooke 
y e heads there of on a pece of paper from S d Balls own Mouth 
which was as followeth as neare as I Can Remember And did Write 
his Will Accordingly as he Desired, and after Recommending 
his Soule to God that gave it he Gave his Son Peter Ball his hole 
Estate both Reall & Perssonal : Excepting his Right of Common 
Land Due to him from y e town of Portsmouth which he Gave to 
his Son in Law John fricket & his Wife my Daughter Sewsanah 
one Condition said fricket Should pay unto my fower Daughters 
Mary White : Sarah Ward Elizabeth Rowe & Margret Ball : five 
pounds to Each of them : & to be paid in twelve monts after my 
Deceas ; & is Each of their portions which I alot them out of my 
Estate — 

and further I Do Order my s cl Sou peter to pay unto my Daugh- 
ter Christian Pain : ten shellings & fortey shelings to my Daugh- 
ter Margret Ball & thirty shelings to my Daughter Elizabeth 
Row : which is in full of all Demandes they are to make out of my 
Estate Either Reall or Parsonall & is to be paid by my Son Peter 
Ball in Six monts after my Deceas — iVnd I do further appoint my 
S d Son Peter Ball my Sole Execter to See that all my Just & Law- 
full Depts be paid & to raaintaine me y e S d Peter Ball Sen r Dur- 
ing my Naturall Life both in Sickness & health in all Decence ; 
& to see this my Last will & Testement Complied with, and after 
my Deceas out of this Life to See me Decently Inteard 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 267 

Sum time affer the S d Peter Ball Sen r Sent m r Epheraim Jackson 
to me to pray me y e Deponant to walke up to kis House & bring 
his Will which he desired me to write for him Sum time before, 
and accordingly I did : & after a litle time being in y e hows with 
him & m r Epheraim Jackson being present, Said Ball Sen r asked 
me whether I had brought y e Will he desired me to write for him, 
I tould him yes then S d he Reead it to me — which I did ; & he 
said he liked it well & was to his satisfaction & was then Signed 
& sealed & y e Deponant Signed y e S d Will as a Witness with m r 
Epheraim Jackson & m r Stephen Knowles all three of us being 
then present at y e same time — 

Province of New Hampsheir february 23 d 1725/6 — 
Marke Hunking Esq 1- personally appearing before us y e Sub- 
scribers made Oath to the truth of what is before written accord- 
ing to y e best of his Knowledge in Prepetuam Rei Memoriam 

rA tvt i_- I George Jaffrey ) Justice of Peac 

Coram Nobis \ t n 3 *. i i t e r\ 

( Jn° ffrost J & of y e Quorum 

Entred & Recorded according to y e Oridgenall y e 28 th ffeb- 

ruary : 1725/6 

$ M Hunking Record r 

[Deeds, vol. 14, p. 448.] 

Epheraim Jackson of full age Testefieth & Saieth y* Peter Ball 
Sen 1 " made a Will & Signed it and acknowledged it before Co 11 
Hunking Sum time in the Year on thousand Seven Hundred & 
Nineteen & in his Will he gave unto his Son Peter Ball all his 
Estate both Reale & Parsonall : for Ever : but his Son Peter Ball 
Was to pay unto Cristain paine ten shelings and likewise to pay 
Elizabeth Row thirty Shelings & Margret Ball fortey Shelings, 
Six monts after his deseas : and further Said Ball Said he gave all 
his Common Land to John fficket on Condition that y e S d fficket 
paying five pounds apeese to fouer of his Daughters marey White 
to Sarah Ward to Elizabeth Row & to Margret Ball ; and Like- 
wise Co 11 Hunking & m r Steven Noules and my Sellf Signed as 
Witneses to y e S d Will 

Prov : N : Hampsh er : ffeb r y 26 th 1725/6— 



268 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Ephraim Jackson Appearing Made Oath to y e truth of this 
deposition in perpetuam Rei Memoriam 

Coram M Hunking U . Pac . Quor . 
Geo. Jaffrey j 

Kntred & Recorded according to y e Origenal y e 28 th of ffebeuary 
1725/6 

p r M Hunking Record 1 " 
[Deeds, vol. 14, p, 449.] 

The Depisision of Stephen Noles of full age Testifieth & Saith 
that In the Year One Thousand seven hundred & Nineteen I being 
at y e house of m r Peter Ball at which time : I Signed as Wittness 
to a will which m r Peter Ball Sen r had made and as I under stood 
Written by Co 11 Marke Hunking and further testefieth that Co 11 
Mark Hunking & m r Epheraim Jackson Signed as Witneses at y e 
same time — 

Stephen Noles — 

Prov : N : Hampsh re : febe'? : 26 th 1725/6— 

Stephen Noles Mad Oath to the truth of y e within Deposition 
In perpetuam Rei Memoriam — 

Coram M Hunking r T ^ ~ 

^ x «■ C J- ? ac Quor m 

George Jaffrey ) J ** 

Prov: N : Hampsheir ffeb ry 28 th 1725/6 
Entred 81 Recorded according to y e Origenall 

p r M Hunking Record 1 " 
[Deeds, vol. 14, p. 450.] 



ROBERT BOYD 1725/6 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Robert Boyd of Chester granted 
to John Woodburn Feb. 24, 1725/6,] 
[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 1.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILI*S 269 

[Warrant, Feb. 24, 1725/6, authorizing Robert Given and 
Abraham Holmes, both of Londonderry, to appraise the estate of 
Robert Boyd, administration of which is granted to John Wood- 
burn, his son-in-law.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Robert Boyd, who died Feb. 10, 
1725/6 ; amount, ^67.4.0 ; signed by Robert Given and Abraham 
Holmes.] 



JOHN TUTTLE 1725/6 DOVER 

[Jude Tuttle renounces administration on the estate of her hus- 
band March 2, 1725/6, in favor of her son.] 

[Adminstration on the estate of John Tuttle of Dover granted to 
his son, Thomas Tuttle of Dover, March 2, 1725/6,] 
[Probate Records, vol. n, p. 13.] 

[Bond, in blank, March 2, 1725/6, signed by Thomas Tuttle, 
James Nute, and Silvanus Nock.] 

[Warrant, March 2, 1725/6, authorizing Capt. Francis Mathes 
and James Nute, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, March 16, 1725/6 ; amount, ^301.10.0 ; signed by 
Francis Mathes and James Nute.] 



NATHANIEL LORD 1725/6 GOSPORT 

In the Name of God Amen I Nathaniell Lord of Gosport In the 
Province of New Hampshire in New-England * * * 

Item 2 dly I Doe nominate Constitute and Appoint My Dear and 
Beloved wife Elizabeth Lord Executrix of this my last will and 
Testament. To whom I Give and bequeath the sole benefitt and 



270 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

improvement of all my Estate both Real & Personal during her 
natural life, Furthermore I Give and bequeath to my said wife 
Elizabeth all that Estate She had when I married her to be att 
her own dispose for Ever of any kind whatever. 

Item 3 dly : As to what Estate we have gott since we came to- 
gether I Give to be Equally Divided between my brothers, Robert 
Lord John Lord, Joseph Lord, James Lord, & my wives two Sons 
Dimond Currier & Weymouth Currier, to witt all my lands at Ips- 
wich both upland and Meadow and my house at Gosport at my 
wives decease and not before, or any other Estate that shall then 
be left They amongst them Paying to Nathaniel Lord the son of 
James Lord of Ipswich in the County of Essex in the Province of 
thee Massachussets Bay In New England the sum of Ten pounds 
in Bills of Creditt or Current money, within twelve months after 
my wives decease. — Also they among them I order to Pay to Rich- 
ard Currier the son of my son in Law Dimond Currier the sum 
of Ten pounds in Bills of Creditt or Current money within a twelve 
month after my wives decease. — 

And I doe hereby utterly Revoke & Disannull all other & for- 
mer will or wills by me in any wise before named or made by word 
orwritting Ratifieing & Confirming this & no other to be my Last 
will & Testament witness my hand & seal March the 3. 1725. 
Annoq e . R. R is Georgi Magnse Brittaniae &c undecimo 

Signed Sealed & Declared By Nath 11 Lord 

the said Nathaniel Lord to be his 
Last will & Testament In pres- 
ence of us — 

Geo. Jackson 

Samuel Lunt 

Joshua Moodey 

[Proved March 31, 1726.] 

[Warrant, March 31, 1726, authorizing Joshua Moody and Sam- 
uel Lunt, both of Gosport, to appraise the estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIJ.S 27 1 

[Inventory, April 18, 1726; amount, ^1125.7.4 ; signed by 
Joshua Moody and Samuel L,unt.] 



JAMES NICHOLS 1725/6 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of god amen I James nikell of londonderry in the 
Province of new hampshier being weak of body but sound in Judg- 
ment do make this my latter will and testment in maner and form 
as followeth 

First I bequeath my soull to god and my body to be interred at 
the buriall place of londonderry as for my worldly goods and Chat- 
tails to be disposed as followeth 

I bequeath my two Cowes and my heifer together with al my 
household Stuf to my dear wife and likewise the service of my 
Grand son Robert walker untill he be twenty years of age to be 
at her Disposing I bequeath the one half of my lott to my eldest 
son alexander nikell excepting my second division with its equall 
rights I bequeth my second division to my son in law andrew 
walker I bequeath my Bodyly Cloathing to my son william nikell 
to be at his disposing I allow and order my son Alexander to de- 
fray the Charge of my buriall in a Christian way and maner upon 
the head of this half lott I have bequeathed him I bequeath the 
other half of my lott to my grandson Robert walker with all it 
equall rights 

writen In the 16th of march in James X nikell 

the year of our lord 1725 

James X Adams 

Rob* : Wilson 

Archibald Stark 

[Proved Sept. n, 1733.] 

Know al men by these presents that I margret nikel wife to 
James nikell latly deceased after serious and deliberat thoughts 
Concerning the establishing and settleing of my dear husbands 
estate agreeable to his last will and Testment I hearby declare and 



272 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ofer my advice and likewise show my hearty desier that the heirs 

apointed by my dear husband should quietly enjoy and poses said 

estatt to witt my son alexander nikells together with my Grand 

Children namely Robert Walker and James walker and 1 desier that 

his majestys Judge of Probatts for our Province would order this 

afair so as no party may have an opertunity of either feweds or 

further debats so as to break their harmoney or friendship as is 

now establised as witnes my hand and seall this 28 th of October 1 732 

witnes present her 

Archibald Stark Margrett X Nikells 

John barnet mark 

Honour ble S r — The Bearer M r Robert Walker is Grandson to 
James nickells late of Londonderry Deceas'd, and liv'd with him 
from a Child, and at his Death made a will that your Hon r will 
See, and in Said will have left Some part of his Estate to Said 
Walker, which he wants to Improve upon, upon which he thought 
it needfull to have the will administr'd upon, and the widow and 
his oldest Son not being in this part of the Countrey, they have or- 
dered him the Said Walker to adm r to my Certain Knowledge, for 
the widow has Given an Instrument under her hand to that Effect, 
and as for his oldest Son I have had under his hand in a letter as 
I negotiate for him that he was very Desireous that Rob* Walker 
Should have Confirm'd to him what his Grandfather left him, and 
another Son that he has liveing Here has Given him a Deed of 
all that he Could Claim of his father's Estate, So that M r Walker 
is next of Kin, and falls in Successively to have the right of ad- 
ministeration, if your Hon r think fitt to grant it to him I'm well 
assur'd it will be aggreeable to all the forementioned persons. Being 
what offers at present 

from Hon ble S r your Hon rs most Dutifull and Humble Servant 

John Macmurphy 

Londonderry Sept r y e 10 th 1733. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 273 

[Administration on the estate of James Nichols, granted to his 
grandson, Robert Walker of Londonderry, Sept. n, 1733.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 235.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Sept. 11, 1733, signed by Rob- 
ert Walker, Archibald Stark, and James Adams ; witnesses, John 
Penhallow and Joseph Penhallow.] 



BENJAMIN WENTWORTH 1726 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Wentworth of Dover 
granted to his widow, Elizabeth Wentworth, May 10, 1726.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 417.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Benjamin Wentworth, Jr., gentle- 
man, Jan. 12, 1729/30 ; amount, ^1953.12.6 ; signed by Nicholas 
Harford and John Wingate.] 

[License to the administratrix, Feb. 19, 1732/3, to sell real 

estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 91. J 

[Guardianship of Elizabeth Wentworth, Abigail Wentworth, 
and Mary Wentworth, all of Dover, minors, aged more than four- 
teen years, children of Benjamin Wentworth of Dover, yeoman 
granted to their brother, John Wentworth of Dover, yeoman, June 

13, I740-] 



JOSEPH THACKHAM 1726 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Thackham of Ports- 
mouth, mariner, granted to Benjamin Rust and his wife, Susanna 
Rust, May 18, 1726.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Benjamin Rust, Susanna Rust, Rob- 
ert Pike, and John Cutt ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Fran- 
cis Drew.] 

18 



274 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Account against Christopher Rymes, in which Joseph Thack- 
ham is credited "By Servis on board y e Ship Rebecca began 
Augost y e 17, 1724, to y e time of his Death w h was y e 11 Sep 

17^5- "'] 



BENJAMIN FIFIELD 1726 HAMPTON 

[John Fifield and Joseph Fifield, both of Kingston, and Edward 
Fifield of Stratham renounce administration on the estate of their 
brother, Benjamin Fifield of Hampton, intestate, unmarried, in 
favor of their brother, Jonathan Fifield of Hampton, June 20, 
1726 ; witnesses, Nathaniel Weare and John Weare.] 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Fifield of Hampton 

granted to his brother, Jonathan Fifield of Hampton, June 27, 

1726.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 390.] 

[Bond, in blank, June 27, 1726, signed by Jonathan Fifield, 
Isaac Green, and John French.] 

[Warrant, June 27, 1726, authorizing Ichabod Roby and Ben- 
jamin Green, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 11, 1726; amount, ^281.14.0; signed by 
Ichabod Roby and Benjamin Green.] 



JOHN BREWSTER 1726 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Brewster of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Mary Brewster, and his son, John Brewster, 
Aug. 8, 1726.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 101.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 8, 1726, authorizing Ephraim Dennett and 
Clement Hughes, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 275 

^[Inventory, Jan. 17, 1726/7; amount, ^432.6.0; signed by 
Clement Hughes and Ephraim Dennett.] 

[Citation to the administrators, Jan. 25, 1737/8, to appear and 
render an account; another was issued April 7, 1741.] 

Articles of Agreement made the thirtieth Day of march in the 
ninth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Second 
by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King 
Defender of the Faith &c. Annoque Domini 1736 Between John 
Brewster Taylor, Samuel Brewster Housewright Samuel White 
Joyner & Abigail his wife in Right of his Said wife Joshua Brews- 
ter Blacksmith & Joseph Brewster Cordwainer all of Portsmouth 
In the Province of New Hampshire the Said John Brewster Sam- 
uel Brewster Abigail White Joshua Brewster & Joseph Brewster 
being all the Children & Co-heirs of John Brewster late of Ports- 
mouth aforesaid Housewright Deceased who Died Intestate as also 
mary Brewster widow Relict of the Said Intestate Concerning & 
Touching the Division of that Estate of which the Said Intestate 
died Seized & possessed which is at the Day of the Date hereof 
Come to the hands knowledge or Possession of the Said parties or 
Any of them whether the Said Estate be Real personal or mixt 
Pursuant to the L,aw of the Province of New Hampshire in that 
Case made and provided in manner & form Following Viz 1 

First the Said John Brewster Shall have & by these Presents 
hath So much of the Personal Estate of the Said Intestate that 
was his at the time of his decease as Amounts to Seventy pounds 
According to Such Valuation & Appraiser^ thereof as is already 
Agreed on & made by the Said parties as also a pew in the meet- 
ing house at the Plains So called in Portsmouth afores d & two 
fifth parts of a pew in the north meeting house in the Said town 
of Portsmouth both the Said Pews being part of the Estate of the 
Said Intestate these being In full for all the Share Right Title 
Interest & property of the Said John Brewster in the Estate of the 
Said Intestate aforesaid.— To have and to hold the Said Goods 



27^ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

pew & parts of the pew afores d unto him the Said John Brewster 
his heirs & Assigns forever — 

Secondly the Said Samuel Brewster Shall have & by these pres- 
ents hath of the Estate afores d a Certain piece parcel or Tract of 
Land Situate in Portsmouth afores d Containing forty five Acres 
more or Less Commonly Called the beaver Dam Land Butted & 
bounded as follows Viz — Northerly by the Land of William 
Vaughan formerly his father George Vaughans Deceased Easterly 
by the Land of John Brewster aforesaid brother of the Said Sam- 
uel Southerly by the Land of Samuel Sherburne Westerly by the 
Brook called the Beaver Dam Brook or however otherwise Bounded 
To have and to hold the Said Tract of Land with all the prividges 
& Appurtenances unto him the Said Samuel Brewster his heirs & 
Assigns forever which is to be in full for all the Right title Inter- 
est property & Demand whatsoever that the Said Samuel Brew- 
ster hath in the Estate of the Said Intestate by Any ways or means 
whatsoever & is in full for the Same. — 

Thirdly the Said Samuel & Abigail White Shall have & hereby 
have So much of the personal Estate of the Said Intestate afores d 
as amounts to the Sum of thirty pounds Valued and Appraised as 
afores d And One third part of a Right and tract of Land Situate in 
Barrington in the Province Afores d the whole being One Hundred 
& fifty Acres more or Less & Numbred in the plat or Draft of the 
Lots in the Said Township Sixty Eight and two third parts of a 
Tract of Land Containing twelve Acres & an half more or Less 
Situate in Portsmouth afores d near the Land of Joseph Fanning 
Deceased & is Commonly Called Rock Land bounded northerly by 
the high way Westerly by the Land of Samuel Brewster afores d 
Southerly & Easterly by the Land formerly the Said Joseph Fan- 
nings or however Otherwise bounded & one fifth part of the pew 
in the North Meeting house afores d all which is in full of the 
Right Share & Interest property & Demand of the Said Samuel 
& Abigail white in the Estate afores d Except their part Interest 
& Share in the Reversion of that part of the Real Estate of the 
Said Intestate which is by these presents Allotted & Apportioned 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 277 

unto the Said Mary during her Natural Life — To have and to hold 
the Said Goods part of a pew & Land with the privileges & Ap- 
purtenances unto the Said Samuel White & Abigail his Said Wife 
their heirs & Assigns forever — 

Fourthly the Said Joshua Brewster Shall have & by these Pres- 
ents Hath of the Personal Kstate af ores d Valued & Appraised as 
afores d the Amount of thirty pounds & third part of the afores d 
tract of Land in Harrington afores d & one fifth part of the pew 
In the north Meetinghouse afores d all which is In full for the Part 
Share Interest & property of the Said Joshua in the Kstate afores d 
Except his Share part & Interest In the Reversion af ores d To have 
and to hold the Said Goods Land & part of the pew afores d unto 
him the Said Joshua Brewster his heirs & Assigns forever — 

Fifthly the Said Joseph Brewster Shall have & by these Presents 
hath of the Personal Estate of the Said Intestate to the Amount of 
thirty pounds valued & Appraised as afores d One third part of the 
Said Land In Barrington & one fifth part of the pew af ores d which 
is in full for the Share Interest property & Demand of the Said 
Joseph Brewster in the Estate afores d Except his Share Right 
property & Interest In the Said Reversion To have And to hold 
the Said Goods Land & part of the pew afores d unto him the Said 
Joseph Brewster his heirs & Assigns forever. 

Sixthly the Said mary Shall have & by these Presents hath in 
Lieu of And as her thirds & Dowry of the Said Estate One third 
part of all the Personal Estate afores d & One third part of the Said 
Rock Land & one third part of the Said Pew all which is in full 
for her Dower & thirds of the Said Estate the Said part of the per- 
sonal Estate afores d ; to be to her her heirs & Assigns & the Said 
parts of the Real Estate hereby Allotted to her She is to Have & 
Hold during her Natural Life 

And it is further Agreed between the Said Parties that all that 
part of the Said Real Estate which is hereby Allotted unto the Said 
mary Shall After her Decease be Equally Divided Among the Said 
Samuel & Abigail White Joshua Brewster & Joseph Brewster their 
heirs & assigns forever — And all Other Estate that was the Said 
Intestates at the time of his Decease which is not Come to the 



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hands or knowledge of the Said Parties Shall be Equally Divided 
Among those of the Said Parties last Named their heirs & Assigns 
forever 

Moreover Each of the Said parties to these presents for himself 
his heirs Exec rs & Adm rs doth hereby Renounce Disclaim & Re- 
lease all Right Title Interest property & Demand whatsoever unto 
the Others of them Respectively of in & to any part share or por- 
tion in the Said Estate Except their own Shares parts & por- 
tions herein Respectively Apportioned Seperated & allotted-— 
And Whereas the Said Intestate was at the time of his Death In- 
debted unto the Said Samuel Brewster for Labour & Services by 
him done the Sum of Nineteen pounds & ten Shillings or there 
abouts Now the Said Samuel Brewster for and in Consideration of 
the part of the Said Estate hereby Allotted & Set of to him doth 
hereby Give Grant Acquit Release & Discharge the Adm rs on the 
Said Estate from any Demand for the Said Debt & Doth Give & 
Grant the Same to & among the parties afores d & the Said Estate 
shall not be Chargeable or in Any Manner Liable to pay the Said 
Debt 

In Testimony whereof the parties to these presents have here- 
unto Set their hands & Seals the Day & Year First above written 

Signed Sealed & Delivered In John Brewster 

Presence of Sam 1 Brewster 

Jer : Libbey Sam 1 White 

William Parker Abigail White 

Joshua Brewster 
Joseph Brewster 
Mary Brewster 

[Allowed July 24, 1738.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 350.] 

This Deed of Partition made y e Twenty Seventh Day of April 
in y e Seventeenth Year of y e reign of our Sover n Lord George y* 
Second by y e Grace of God of Great Brittan France & Ireland King 
defender of y e Faith &c Annoq e Dom' 1744 Between Sam 1 Brew- 
ster of Portsm in y e Prov e of New Hamp r Housewright of y e one 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 279 

Part Josh 3, Brewster of y e Same Place Blacksmith of one other 
Part Joseph Brewster of y e Same Place Cordwainer of one other Part 
and Samuel White of s d Portsm joyner & Abigail his wife in her 
Right & w th his free assent & Consent of y e other Part Whereas 
y e s d Parties in their" respective Rights af ores d being Seiz d in fee as 
Tenants in Com 'on of all y t Tract or Parcell of Land Situate in 
Portsm afores d Contain^ forty Six acres more or less bounded as 
follows viz 1 Souths Partly on y e Country road Leading to Green- 
land & partly by y e Train Field so call'd West^ by y e s d Field in 
Part & Partly by y e Land of Sam 1 Sherburne Norths by y e Land of 
Sam 1 Brewster afores d & East y by y e Land of Rich d Waldron Esq r 
in part & partly by y e Land called y e Glebe Land being y e same 
w ch was heretofore y e Estate of John Brewster Granfather of y e s d 
Sam 1 Joshua Joseph & Abigail Have made Partition & by these 
Presents do make a full Perfect & Absolute Partition & Division 
of y e s d Tract of Land w th y e buildings thereon into five Parts in 
Manner & form following viz 1 a Perfect & Correct Plan of y e whole 
Tract of Land afores d having been taken is Delineated on y e other 
Side hereof & Each part or Share is also Discrib d by Numbers & 
y e names of y e said Parties to whom they have been respectively' 
allotted & assign 'd y* is to Say y e s d Joseph Brewster his Heirs 
& assigns shall Have Hold & Enjoy to y e only Proper use Bene- 
fit & Behoof of him y e s d Joseph his Heirs & assigns forever all 
y 1 Lot Portion Part & Share of y e s d Land represented in y e s d 
Plan by y e Part or Division Numb d One as also y e Hall Chamber 
& Bed Room Chamber so called in y e Dwelling House standing 
on y e s d Land w th y e Third Division of y e Barn ^standing on y e s d 
Land y e s d Divisions begining at y e East y End of y e s d Barn & the 
whole being Divided only into four Parts & y* Part of y e Build- 
ings called y e Sheep House being Divided into five Parts y e s d 
Joseph Has y e part N° four all w ch s d parts & shares of y e s d Land 
& Buildings Allotted & assigned to y e s d Joseph are for his full 
Part Share & Proportion thereof & y e s d Samuel & Abigail White 
in her right shall Have Hold & Enjoy to y e only Proper Use Bene- 
fit & Behoof of them their Heirs & assigns in y e s d Right all y* 
Lot Portion Part & Share of y e s d Land represented in y e s d Plan 



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by y e Part or Division Numb d Two as also y e Kitchen Half y e 
Milk House & half y e Great Garret so called in y e s d Dwelling 
House w th y e Division N° one in y e s d Barn & y* N° Three in s d 
Sheep House all w ch Parts & Shares of y e s d Land & Buildings al- 
lotted & assigned to y e s d Samuel & Abigail as afores d are for her 
full Share Part & Proportion thereof & in full of his Claim therein 
in her right & y e s d Samuel Brewster shall Have Hold & Enjoy 
to y e only Proper Use Benefit & Behoof of him his Heirs & as- 
signs all those Lotts Parts Portions & Shares of s d Land repre- 
sented in y e s d Plan by y e Parts & Divisions Numbred Three & 
four (he having two Shares) as also y e Hall Bed Room half y e 
milk house & half of y e Great Garret so called in y e s d Dwelling 
House w th y 1 Division N° Two in y e s d Barn N° One & N° five of 
y 8 Sheep house & y e whole of a Building Standing on s d Land 
called y e Shop all which parts & Shares of y e s d Land & Buildings 
allotted & assigned to y e s d Sam 1 Brewster are for his full share 
Part & Proportion thereof and y e s d Joshua Brewster shall Have 
Hold & Enjoy to y e only Proper use Benefit & Behoof of him his 
Heirs & assigns forever all y t Lot Part Portion & Share of y e s d 
Land represented in y e s d Plan by y e Part or Division Numb d five 
w th ye Kitchen Chamber Porch Chamber & Garret & Little Garret 
so called in y e s d House w th y* Divisionin y e s d Barn N° four & y* 
in y e s d Sheephouse N° two all w ch parts & Shares of y e s d Land 
& buildings allotted & assigned to y e s d Josh a Brewster are for 
his full share Part & Proportion thereof & y e s d Sam 1 Brewster 
Josh a Brewster Sam 1 White & Abigail his wife Do by these Pres- 
ents Grant assign release & Confirm unto y c s d Jos e Brewster all 
y* Part Portion Share & Proportion of y e s d Land & Buildings 
above mentioned to be sett off allotted & assign'd to him as afores d 
To have & To hold y e s d Premises w th y e appur ces to him y e s d 
Joseph his Heirs & Assigns to his & their only Proper Use Benefit 
& Behoof in Severalty forever & y e s d Sam 1 Brewster Joshua Brew- 
ster & Joseph Brewster do by these Presents Grant assign release 
& Confirm unto y e s d Samuel White & abigail his s d wife in her 
right all y* part Portion & Proportion of y e s d Lands & Buildings 
Sett off & allotted to them as afores d To have & To hold y e s d 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 28l 

granted Premises w th y e appur ces to them their Heirs & Assigns 

in her right to their Only Proper Use Benefit & Behoof forever in 

Severalty & y e s d Joshua Brewster Joseph Brewster Samuell White 

& Abigail his s d wife do by these Presents Grant assign release & 

Confirm unto him y e s d Samuel Brewster all y* Part Portion & 

Proportion of y e S d Lands & Buildings mentioned to be Sett off 

allotted & assigned to him as afores d To have & To hold y e s d 

granted Premises w th y e appur ces to him y e s d Samuel Brewster his 

Heirs & assigns to his & their only Proper Use Benefit & Behoof 

in Severalty forever & y e s d Samuel Brewster Joseph Brewster 

Sam 1 White & Abigail his s d wife do by these Presents Grant 

assign release & Confirm unto y e s d Joshua Brewster all y fc Part 

Share Portion & Proportion of y e s d Land & Buildings Set off 

assigned & allotted to him as afores d To have & To hold y e s d 

granted Premises w th y e appur ces to him y e s d Joshua his Heirs & 

assigns to his & their Proper Use Benefit & Behoof in Severalty 

forever Moreover it is hereby Mutually Covenanted & agreed by & 

Between y e s d Parties y* y e lower Story of y e s d Porch y e Entry 

of y e s d Dwelling House & y e Chamber Entry y e Cellar under y e 

s d House & y e well w th y e Yard as it has been Usually Used & 

Improv d & also y e Yard before y e Barn as heretofore Usually Im- 

prov d shall still remain undivided for y e Com'on Use Benefit & 

Behoof of Each of y e s d Parties their Heirs & assigns so long as 

y e s d Buildings shall stand & farther y * when y e s d Buildings shall 

be Demolished by Decay or Accident y e Land whereon they stand 

shall be & remain to y e Sole & Several Use of y e Party his Heirs 

& assigns forever to whom it was Sett off & Assigned as above 

Expressed In Witness whereof y e s d Parties have hereunto Set their 

Hands & Seals y e day & year first above Written 

Sign'd Seal'd & dl d In Pres- Sam 1 Brewster 

ence of us — Josh a Brewster 

William Parker Joseph Brewster 

Benj a Russell Sam 1 White 

Abi White 
[Deeds, vol. 29, p. 187.] 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 283 

SAMUEL PENH ALLOW 1726 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of God amen I Samuel Penhallow of Portsm in y e 
Pro : of N : Hampsh r Gent * * *.. 

2 d ly I give & bequeath unto Abigail my well beloved wife one 
hundred & ; fifty pounds with free liberty of Carrying away with 
her w*ever She brought 

3 d ly I give unto my Son Samuel the Sum of Ten pounds 
- A % \y * &i ye unto my Son Pemberton & his wife 40/ each to buy 
a mourning Ring & unto my Grandson Samuel Pemberton one 
house Lot out of my Rock Field 

5 th ly I give unto my Son Gambling & his wife 40/ each on like 
ace* & to my Grand son Benjamin Gambling one house Lot out 
of my s d ffeild 

6 th ly I give unto my Daughter Gross y e Sum of Fifty pounds 

7 th ly I give unto my son W m Knight & my Daughter Deborah 
his wife one hundred pounds besides y e Two Lots of land which 
I have already given them t 

8 th ly I give unto my son Sloper one mourning Ring and unto 
my grand son Sam 1 Sloper one house Lot out of my afores d Rock 
ffield besides w* I have already given him 

9 ! y I give unto my Daughter King one Gold Ring 

io 1 ? I give unto my well beloved Children hereafter mentioned 
(after my Debts funeral Charges & y e aforementioned Legacies 
paid) viz : unto Joshua Penhallow Joseph Penhallow Rich d Pen- 
hallow Eliz a Penhallow & Susanna Penhallow y e Sum of three 
hundred pounds apiece & that they be Supported out of my Estate 
by my Executor untill they come to y e age of one & Twenty years 
or are niaried which Sum of 300 pounds my Exec r afores d shall pay 
to each of my afores d Children as they come of age or are married 
& in case any of my s d five children die before they come to y e age 
of 2 1 years or before marriage w* I have given him or her shall be 
equally divided among those of y m y* Survive 

iliy I give five pounds unto y e poor of y e c hh to which I belong 
& y e Sum of five pounds to y e rev d m r Fitch the pastor thereof 



284 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

finally I give unto my Son John Penhallow y e remainder of my 
estate both real & ^sonall whom I make Sole Exec r of this my 
last will & testam* & Solemnly adjure him before God & y e holy 
angeles as he will answer y e Contrary at jdg* day to act & do in 
every thing according to y e true intent & meaning of every article 
herein mentioned & by no means to Suffer y e least fraud quarrell 
or difference to y e utmost of his power but to study unity & peace 
among all my dear Children to y e laying out of y e Sev 1 Lots w ch 
I have hereby given unto one & another out of my rock field my 
will is that they shall be laid out of y e midle part thereof accord- 
ing to y e discretion of my S d Exec r & to be fifty foot front & to 
run back back one hundred foot keeping y e Same breadth In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal y e 15 th 
Day of august 1726 

Sign'd SeaPd Publish'd Pro- Sam 1 Penhallow 

nounc'd & Declar'd by s d Sam 1 
Penhallow as his last will & Tes- 
tam* In presence of us the Sub- 
scribers 

Edward Toogood 

Sam 1 Shackford 

Jn° Ross 

Clement Hughes 

[Proved and allowed Dec. 23, 1726.] 

Be it known to all men by these Presents that Whereas I Sam 1 
Penhallow of Portsm in y e Pro : of New Hampsh r Esq r have made 
& declared my last will and Testam* in writing bearing date y e . . 
. . 1726 I y e s d Sam 1 Penhallow by this present Codicil to ratify 
& confirm my s d last will & Testam 1 & do give & bequeath unto 
my well beloved wife Abigail free liberty to live in my dwelling 
house after my Decease as mistress of y e Same for y e Space of Six 
or Twelve months if she Sees meet & to direct y e affairs of my 
family with y e assistance of my son whom I have made Exec r of 
my last will and Testam* & further my will is that besides y e 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 285 

Scarfs and gloves y* shall be given to my bearers that there be 
also given to y e rev* 1 mess rs Fitch & Emerson & D r Ross each a 
Scarfe & a p r of gloves equal to y m & y* each of y e watchers have 
one p r of gloves & y* no farther Kxpence be made at my funeral 
biit instead of wine gloves Tobbacco & pipes w ch are usually ex- 
pended on such occasions I order five pounds more to be added to 
y e five pounds w ch I have given in my will to y e poor of y e Church 
which I belong to be distributed unto such as shall be thought 
proper objects of Charity by the Deacons with y e advice & direc- 
tion of y e rev d m r Fitch & I also order forty shill s to y e poor of y e 
rev d m r Emersons Church to be distributed at y e discretion of s d 
m r Emerson all w ch Sums & Expences above mentioned shall be 
p d & discharged by my Exec r out of my Estate and my will & 
meaning is that this Codicil or Schedule be & be adjudged to be 
part & parcell of my s d last will & Testament & y* all things 
herein mentioned & contained be faithfully & truely ^formed & 
as fully & amply in every respect as if y e same were so declared 
& Set down in my s d last will & Testam* as witness my hand & 
Seal y e 16 th day of Nov r annoq Domini 1726 

Witnesses Sam 1 Penhallow 

Clement Hughes 
his 

Alexander X Wily 
mark 

Ruth morgeridge 

[Proved Nov. 18, 1728.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 20.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Samuel Penhallow, Jan. 28, 1726/7 ; 
amount, ^1904.1.4; signed by Thomas Peirce and Clement 
Hughes.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 23.] 

This Certifys all Concerned that we the Subscribers being Leg- 
atees to the Estate of Samuel Penhallow Esq r Deceased, Are well 



286 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

satisfied that His Executor John Penhallow should have the Man- 
sion House, Garden Wharfe & Warehouses as they were Apprized, 
as ^ the Inventory for the sum' of Nine Hundred & fourty Pounds 
we knowing it to be the mind of the Testator that he should 
Enjoy them — Which we Comply with on Condition that he should 
not Charge the Estate any thing for the repairs — 

Portsm May 4 th 1730 Abig 11 Penhallow 

Eliz a Penhallow 
sign'd in 1732 — Joshua Penhallow 

siened X br 17^2 1 William Winkley 
s I Susanna Winkley . 

sign'd X br 19 th 1732 Jos : Penhallow 

signed May 18 th 1733 Phebe Gross 

[Richard Penhallow, son of Samuel Penhallow, chooses Theo- 
dore Atkinson of Portsmouth as his guardian Aug. 24, 1732 ; wit- 
nesses, Stephen Greenleaf and James Jeffry.] 

[Guardianship of Richard Penhallow, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Samuel Penhallow of Portsmouth, granted 
to Theodore Atkinson Aug. 24, 1732.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 16.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Theodore Atkinson, 
James Jeffry, and Stephen Greenleaf ; witnesses, John Penhallow 
and Richard Penhallow.] 

[Administration granted to Henry Sherburne, Jr., of Ports- 
mouth Oct. 1, 1737.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 265.] 

[Petition of Henry Sherburne, Jr., of Portsmouth, merchant, 
administrator de bonis non, Dec. 20, 1737, for license to sell real 
estate.] 

[License to the administrator, Dec. 31, 1737, to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 269.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 287 

[Petition of Henry Sherburne, Jr., administrator of the estates 
of Samuel Penhallow and John Penhallow, Nov. 1. 1738, that 
said estates may be settled as insolvent.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 31, 1738/9, authorizing Eleazer Russell, Mat- 
thew Livermore, and John Cutt, all of Portsmouth, to receive 
claims against the estates of Samuel Penhallow and John Pen- 
hallow.] 

[List of claims against the estate of Samuel Penhallow ; amount, 
^960.2.7 1/2 ; signed by Eleazer Russell, Matthew Livermore, 
and John Cutt; attested Jan. 29, 1745/6.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of estate, ^1524.13.0 ; expenditures, ^690.6.3 ; allowed, no date.] 



JOSEPH ALCOCK 1726 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Alcock of Portsmouth 

granted to his widow, Keturah Alcock, Sept. 13, 1726.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 25.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Keturah Alcock, Jacob Lavers, and 
Richard Toby; witness, David Jeffries ; endorsed u Keturah Al- 
cock, her adm : bond Sep br y e 13 th 1726. n ] 

[Administration on the estate of Capt. Joseph Alcock of Ports- 
mouth, mariner, granted to his widow, Keturah Alcock, Feb. 26, 

1745/6.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 26, 1745/6, authorizing John Cutt and Jeremiah 
Libby, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate*] ■:>•■* I ? : 

;. [Inventory j May 20, 1746 ; amount, ^938.17.9 ; signed by John 
Cutt and Jeremiah Libby.] «; 



288 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

THOMAS PARSONS 1726 NEWCASTLE 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Mary Parsons, Theodore Atkinson, 
and Sampson Sheafe, Jr.; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and 
Thomas Peirce ; endorsed " Mary Parsons her adm : bond on her 
husband Parsons his Estate 13 th Sep br 1726. n ] 

[Administation on the estate of Thomas Parsons of Newcastle 

granted to his widow, Mary Parsons, Sept. 28, 1726.] 
[Probate Records, vol. n, p. 15.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 28, 1726, authorizing Joseph Jackson and John 
Yeaton, both of Newcastle, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 1, 1726 ; amount, ^634.15.6 ; signed by Joseph 
Jackson and John Yeaton.] 



JOHN CARTER 1726 GOSPORT 

[Administration on the estate of John Carter of the Isles of 
Shoals granted to his widow, Ruth Carter, Sept. 19, 1726.] 

[Probate Records, vol. El, p. 26.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 19, 1726, authorizing Rev. Joshua Moody and 
John Muchmore of Gosport to appraise the estate of John Carter 
of Gosport.] 

[Inventory, March 1, 1726/7; amount, ^813.13.0; signed by 
Joshua Moody and John Muchmore.] 



SAMUEL WINKLEY 1726 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

The thirteenth day of November Anno Domini 1726: I Sam- 
uell Winkley of Portsmouth In New hampshire in New England 
Esq r being Sick & Weak of Boddy * * * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 289 

Item : I Give and Demise unto my Son Francis Winkley all 
that Dwelling house and Land at Crooked lane in Kittery where 
he lived : & I formerly lived my Self e : w th all the preveleidges and 
a IP tenances thereunto belonging or in Any wayes Appertaining to 
have And To hold to him my said son Francis Winkley & the 
heirs of his Body Lawfully begotten : But if he Dies without Issue 
of his Body Lawfully Begotten, Then I Will & Bequeath the same 
to be Equally Divided Amongst My other Children, or theire Rep- 
resentatives : I haveing given My said son Francis other things 
out of My Estate for his preferment already and have Made all 
his Breatheren & sisters To Quit Claime any Interest in said Es- 
tate to My said son Francis Winkley 

Item : I give and bequeath unto my Son Nicholas Winkley (be- 
sides what Money I have already Given him) all that my Right in 
the New Town of Barrington & whatsoever Estate I may be Enti- 
tuled to there, as I am an Inhabitant of the Town of Portsmouth 
affore said : to be to him his heirs & Assigns for Ever, alsoe I give 
him my bed I ly on & Boulster & two Pillows & Blankets and one 
Blew Rugg & Bedstead & my Bible y* was my fathers : and what 
Plate I Designed for him I have given him already 

Item : I Give and bequeath unto my Son William Winkley all 
That hundred akers of Land in the Town of Barwick in the County 
of York in New England which was granted me by the Town of 
Kittery To have & To hold to him my s d son William his heirs 
and Assigns for Ever : Alsoe I give unto him a silver Porrenger 
made by M r Dummer, & six silver spoons w th mine & his 
mothers name on y m & silver Whistle & two silver Canns w th 
my Na me on them & Made by m r Tyler & my bed in my Kitchin 
Chamber, Blankets & Boulster the other blew rugg, & bedstead : 
alsoe I Give unto my said son W m two large silver porringers & 
on silver Can Mark S W : & the Goldsmiths mark in Each I : R : 

Item I Give unto My Daughter Elizabeth Weeks (besids what 
I have already Given her) : six Cane Chairs & Couch y 1 I bought 
of Cap* Paxton : & Seven Pewter Dishes twelve Plats A Quilt 
and Blanket — And alsoe (If so happen that She should be a Wid- 
dow : & Desire It) I Give unto her Dureing her Widdowhood : 

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290 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

the use of my Corner shop on the place where I now live and the 
Yard before it and my new Clellar under my house & about a 
third part of the Garden (if She See good to make use of it : all 
this to be without paying any rent for the same the Pewter Dishes 
my Daughter Elizabeth have them already sent her 

Item I Give unto my Son Samuell Winkley all my Now Dwell- 
ing house And Land in Portsm affore said with all the houses 
Preveleidges and appurtenances to the same belonging or in Any 
wise Appertaining To have And To hold to him my said son 
Samuell Winkley and the heirs of his body Lawfully Begotten (al- 
ways Excepting the use and Improvem* of what I have before given 
My Daughter Eliz a Dureing her Widdowhood if it so happen) — 
But if my said son Sam 11 Should Die without Issue of his Body 
Lawfully Begotten : then my will Is that the said house And 
Land be Equally Divided Betwixt the rest of my Children or theire 
Representatives 

I alsoe Give unto my said son Sam 11 the sume of One hundred 
& twenty five pounds Currant paper Bills of Credit : to be put at 
Interst on good Security for the Bringing up my said son : & alsoe 
a feather Bed my Camlet Curtains, Blankets, white Rugg bedsted 
curting rods Boulster & Pillows : and he to have his mothers bed 
& all the furniture belonging to it & my Silver Tankard made by 
m r Greenough : & six silver spoons made by m r Cunny & Seven 
silver spoons mark w th his Mothers former Name : & a Silver Cup 
I bo* of Cap* John Hunkins & a little two card silver cup : & 
silver Botkin & a Silver Porrenger y* is at his sister Weekses in 
Boston : & five Gold Rings one of y m a Seal ring w th my Name on 
it : two Moiders of Gold & one Small p'c Gold ab* six Shillings 
Vallue : & y e twelve Caen Chairs & Glass in the Hall, & the Glass 
in y e Hall Chamber & y e six Turky workt Chairs in the Kitchin 
Chamber & foure Pewter Dishes & six pewter Plates : If my son 
Samuell Should Die before Marriage or before he Comes to age 
without Issue of his Boddy Lawfully begotten Then all the above 
bequests (affter his funerall Charges & Lawfull Debts are paid : 
the remainder to be Equally Divided Amongst my other Children 
or their Representativs 



NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 29 1 

Item I give unto my Kinswoman Elizabeth Hunking that now 
lives with me ten pounds in Money or out of my goods to be paid 
her by my Executors : — & one Silver Spoone Made by Dan 11 
Greenough 

Item, Whatever Is Left of My Estate, affter the Gifts & Leg- 
acies above Exprest & my funerall Charges paid : My Will Is 
that It Shall be Equally Divided amongst my Children and their 
Representatives — My Daughter Sarah Langdon to have her part 
of that, her Name Not being Mentiond befor in this will : I have- 
ing paid her : her Portion already 

Item I Give unto Mary Grant my old Serv* a Silver Spoone 
Made by Dan 11 Greenough — 

And I Do hereby Desier my Trusty & well belovd friends George 
Jaffrey Esq r & m r Eaphraim Dennit both of Portsmouth affore s d 
to accept and be the Executors of this my Last Will & Testament 
and Guardian to my Son Samuel! untill he Come to age : And I 
Do by these ^sents Constitute and appoint them the said George 
Jaffrey & Eaphraim Dennit Executors of this my Last Will & 
Testament : and Guardians to my s d son Samuell Winkley untill 
he Come to age — 

And I Do hereby Revoak Disanull & Disallow all former & 
other wills & Testaments by me made allowing & holding firm 
and vallid this and noe other to be my Last will and Testament. 
In Wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale the 
Day & yeare first above Mentioned — 

Signed Sealed Delivered De- Samuell Winkley 

clared & pronounced by Me the 
said Samuell Winkley to be my 
Last will and Testament in fJs- 
ence of 

Sam 11 Shackf ord 
the Mark of 

John X Shackford 

James Jeffry 

[Proved May 6, 1736.] 



2<)2 NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 

[Warrant, Feb. 26, 1745/6, authorizing Henry Sherburne, Jr., 
merchant, Jacob Tread well, tanner, Daniel Jackson, shopkeeper, 
John Griffith, shopkeeper, and Jeremiah Libby, housewright, all 
of Portsmouth, to divide the estate, u Whereas W m Winkly of 
Portsm afores d Boat-builder & Sarah Winkly of Portsm afores d 
Widow Adm rx of the Estate of Nich° Winkly Late of Portsm afores d 
Mariner Deceased have applied to the Said Judge Representing that 
Sam 11 Winkly Late of Portsm Ksq r Dece d Late father of the Said 
W m & the S d Nich in & by his Last Will & testament Did give 
& Devise unto his Son Sam 1 Winkly & the heirs of his Body 
Lawfully Begotten all that his Late Mansion house with the Land 
Adjoining Usually Improved with the same & in Case of the De- 
cease of the Said Sam 11 without Such heirs then to his Surviv- 
ing Children or their legal Representatives in fee That the Said 
Sam 11 the Devisee was Deceased without Such heirs whereby the 
Limitation over now took place that the Premises were now held 
in Common & undivided that there were Minors viz the Children 
of the s d Nich : Interested for whose Support as well as the pay- 
ment of the Creditors of the Said Nich the said Administratrix 
had Occasion to Sell his Share of the premises & he the s d W m 
being disposed to Sell his Interest therein which they Could not 
so do while Said Shares Lay in Common to equal Advantage as if 
Divided."] 

Province of f Pursuant to a Warrant from the Judge of the 
New Hampsh r \ Probate of Wills &c for Said Province hereunto 
Annexed Directed to us Impowering us to make Partition of a Lot 
of Land with the Buildings thereon Lately the Estate of Sam 1 
Winkly now Deceasd as Directed & prescribed in the Said War- 
rant we have according to the best of Our Judgment performed the 
same as follows Viz To William Winkly we have Set off thirty 
foot fronting on the Street leading from Daniel Street to the Street 
leading by the Dwelling house of Nath 1 Mendam down to the 
River beginning at the Corner of the Lot next to the said Street 
last mentioned & Carrying that breadth twenty Six foot back upon 
a Square — to hold to him the said William & his Heirs in Sever- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 293 

alty as his & their full Share part & portion of the said premisis 
and to the Right or Heirs of Nich Winkly we have Set off forty 
Nine foot fronting on the same Street that William Winkly 's fronts 
on lying next to his afores d part on the Northerly Side thereof & 
so runing Back from Said Street twenty Six foot on a Square as 
afores d to hold in Severalty as afores d In Witness whereof we have 
hereunto Set our hands the 30 th Day of april 1746 

Hen Sherburne Jun r 
Jer Libbey 
Jacob Treadwell 
Dan 11 Jackson 

[Warrant, March 22, 1749/50, authorizing Henry Sherburne, 
Jr., merchant, Jacob Treadwell, tanner, Daniel Jackson, shop- 
keeper, Jeremiah Libby, housewright, and John Griffith, shop- 
keeper, all of Portsmouth, to set off to Tobias Langdon his wife's 
share, u Whereas Tobias Langdon of Portsm afores d Esq r In the 
Right of Sarah his Wife Daughter of Sam 1 Winkley late of Portsm 
afores d Esq r holds in Common & Undivided With others heirs of 
the s d Samuel Part of a Messuage in Portsm afores d being his Late 
Mansion house Part of Which has been heretofore sett off to others 
of the Said heirs has Lately Moved to have his Part Set off."] 

Province of ) Pursuant to the Warrant hereunto Annexed 
New Hampshire \ We the Subscribers three of the Persons therein 
appointed Have Considered of the matter therein Directed and 
Orderd to be done and as there Could not with any manner of Con- 
veniency nor without prejudice to the whole be set off any part of the 
Buildings as Several of the Heirs have their parts thereof already 
Set off — We have allowed to the Said Iyangdon in his Said Right- 
Something the more in Land whose part of the Said premises meny 
tiond in the Said Warrant is Bounded as follows viz Fronting twenty 
foot on the Street leading from Col Henry Sherburnes to Nath 1 
Mendums & lying next to the Land of John Shackford & running 
back from Said Street carrys the Same Breadth twenty Six foot then 
begining at Said Shack ford's Land at the Knd of the Said twenty 



294 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Six foot runs twenty foot on the Said Shackfords Land & then runs 
Southward carrying the Same breadth of twenty foot forty five foot 
the Said part Lying in the form of an L — Witness our hands the 
27 th Day of March 1750 — not to come within ten feet of the House 

Hen Sherburne Jun 
Jacob Treadwell 
Jer Libbey 



JOHN BRACKETT 1726 

[Citation, Dec. 6, 1726, to Samuel Brackett of Rye to appear 
and take administration on the estate of his father, John Brackett ; 
return signed by Samuel Marston, deputy sheriff.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Brackett granted to his 
son, Samuel Brackett of Rye, Dec. 7, 1726.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 1 1, p. 28.] 

[Bond, in blank, Dec. 7, 1726, signed by Samuel Brackett, 
Robert Pike, and John Pray ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and 
Daniel Greenough.] 



WILLIAM PIKE 1726 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of William Pike of Exeter granted 
to his widow, Judith Pike, Dec. 7, 1726.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 412.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Judith Pike, Samuel Thing, and 
Jonathan Wadleigh ; endorsed "Judith Pike her adm. bond 7 th 
Dec. 1726 on her husband W m Pike's Estate."] 

[Inventory, Nov. 27, 1726; amount, ^844. 16. 4; signed by 
Robert Briscoe and Jonathan Wadleigh.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 295 

PAUL HALL 1726 EXETER 

In the name of God, Amen, I Paul Hall of Exeter in the Province 

of Newhampshire in New England Turner, being weak of Body 

* * * 

Item I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Hall my tract of Land 
lying in Exeter woods at a place called Popplar Hill, containing 
Ninety Acres. 

Item : I give to my well beloved Wife Mercy Hall my House and 
Barn and Shop and all my personal estate consisting of my Hous- 
hold goods, Stock Debts, and all Moveables within Doors and with- 
out to be for her own use and at her own Dispose : 

Finally : My Will is and I Do hereby Appoint my well beloved 
wife Mercy Hall Sole Executrix to this my Last Will and Testa- 
ment Hereby Revoking, Disanulling and makeing void all former 
Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made. In Witness whereof 
I have to this my Last Will and Testament Set my hand and Seal 
This twenty third Day of December Anno Domini One Thousand 
Seven Hundred and Twenty Six : 

Signed, Sealed, & Owned In Paul hall 

presence of us. — 

Nathaniel Ladd 

Jermiah Bean 

John Sinkler 

[Proved June 7, 1727.] 



JOHN LEAVITT 1726 HAMPTON 

In y e Name of God Amen : this 23 : Day of December : 1726 : I 
John Leavit of Hamp* in y e Province of Newhampsheir In New- 
england : Being Now Weak in Body : * * * 

Imprimes : I Give unto my Beloved Wife Deliverance y e Im- 
provement : of all my Estate both Rael & Personall : But two 
Small Pieces of land : Which lyes on y e Falls Side of y e town : 
in y e West Division ; undivided With y e land of my Couson thomas 



296 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

leavit : those two Pieces of land I Dont se Caus to will away to 
any Person : my Wife is to Improve my Estate untill my Daugh- 
ter Deliverance be Eighteen years old or untill she be married : 
And then my Wife is to Improve y e one Half of all my Estate : & 
if my Daughter shold Dye Before she be married : then my Wife 
is to Improve all my Estate borth Rael & Personall as long as she 
shald live 

Itaim I Give unto my Daughter Deliverance y e Improvement of 
one Half of all my Estate Borth Rael & Personall : as sone as she is 
married ; or When she is Eighteen years old : & y e other Half of 
all my Estate att her mothers Dearth : And if my Daughter have 
a male Heir of her own body : then I give unto him : after his 
mothers Deceas : all my Estate Borth Rael & Personall ; unto him : 
& unto his heirs for Ever : And if my Daughter Deliverance Dye : 
Without a male Heir : of her own Body : then I Give all my Rael 
Estate : unto my Cousen Thomas leavits Eldest Son John & unto 
his heirs for Ever the John leavit Which I mean is Grandson to my 
Brother Arites leavit 

And I Doe appoint : Cap 1 Jabez Smith : & my above Named 
Wife Deliverance to be Executors : to this my last : Will & Teste- 
ment : & In Confirmation hear of : I Have hear unto Sett my Hand 
& Seal y e Day & year above mentioned : In y e thirteen 111 year of 
King George his Reign over grate britaiu : Signed Sealed & De- 
clared : by John leavit to his last Will & Testament : In Presence 
of us 

Wittneses the mark & Seal of 

Thomas Elkins John X Leavit 

John dearbon Juner 

John Nay Juner 

[Proved Aug. 8, 1727.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 14, 1726/7, authorizing Thomas Elkins and 
James lyeavitt, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 24, 1726; amount ^1029.12.0, signed by 
Thomas Elkins and James Leavitt,] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 297 

THOMAS LYFORD 1726 EXETER 

In the Name of god amen the Twenty Nineth Day of December 
1726 I Thomas Lyford of Exeter in the Province of New Hampshire 

in New England husbandman being very Sick and weak in body 

* * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto Judith my well beloved wife 
the one halfe of all my Estate both raiel and personal During her 
Natural life and after her Deceese unto my well beloved Sone 
Thomas Lyford, and also I give her all my Stock Exceptng one 
yoke of three year old Steers : 10 catel sheepe Hogs and all my 
household goods and moveable Effects 

Item I give unto my beloved Sone Thomas L,yf ord the one third 
part of all my whome Stead lands house orchards, and one third 
part of all my flats and of the twenty acres of land at piscasset and 
one third part of my fifty acres of land lying above Daniel L,arys, 
and a yoke of three year old Steers and a gune : and after my honest 
Debts & Iyigaceis are all paid I give unto my sone Thomas lyyford 
the one haffe of one third more of the same mentioned before of 
lands & after his mothers Decease the whole 

Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved sone David the 
thirty rive acres of land which Came by his grandfather lying before 
Joseph Halls mill when he Corns to the age of Twenty one years 
and also I give him a Gun 

Item I give & bequeath unto my well beloved Son John L,yf ord 
the hundred acres of land in Exeter towne, Commons which was 
proportioned to me by the Commitee 

Item I give unto my beloved Daughter Elizebth Sinkler and to 
my Daughter Judith Foulshom and to my Daughter Dority Burley 
and to my Daughter mary leavitt and to my Daughter Abigail Kim- 
ball and to my Daughter Rebacca and to my Daughter Susannah 
Each of them Twenty Shillings a peice to be paid out of my Estate 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Lidia and Hannah 
L,yford Each of them six pounds to be paid out of my Estate 

and I likewise Constute make and ordaine my said beloved sone 



298 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Thomas Lyford my Sole Executor of this my last will and Testa- 
ment of all and Singular my whole Estae : and I do hereby utterly 
Disalow revoke and disannul all and Every other former Testament 
wills Legacies and bequests and Exeteur by me in any ways before 
Named willed and bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and 
noe other to be my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I 
have hereunto Set my hand and Seale the day and year first above 
written 

Signed Sealed Published pro- Thomas Lyford 

nounced and Declared by the said 
Thomas Lyford as his last will 
& Testament in the presences of 
us the Subscribers 

Thom : Webster 

Cornelius Connor 

Moses Connor 

[Proved June 7, 1727.] 



THOMAS WIGGIN 1726/7 STRATHAM 

I Thomas Wiggin sen r of streatham in the province of new hamp- 
shaire in new ingland upon good consideration have thought it 
convenient to make this my Last Will and testament in form and 
maner as f olloweth : * 

item i geive to my sun John Wiggin thirty akers of Land begin- 
ing at the head of my pasture where my pasture fence now is and 
to take half the breadth of my Land on that side of my Land 
where my sun John his dwelling hows now is and to run south 
east while the thirty akers is compleated and made up 

item i geive to my sun John Wiggin two akers and a half of salt 
marsh lying on the easturly side of wals crick begining at the 
mouth of the crik and so runing upwards while the two akers and 
half be compleated 

item i geive to my sun waiter Wiggin six akers of Land begin- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 299 

ing at my planting field and so to run southeast from the field 
while the six akers be compleated and to be the same breadth as it 
is from waiters house to isac foss his line. 

item i geive to my sun waiter wiggin twenty four akers of Land 
at the head of my pasture and begining at my pasture fence and 
runing southeast between the Land that i have geiven to my sun 
John and the Land of Jude alien : and i do alow a way of two 
rods wide out of my sun Johns and my sun waiters Land the way 
shall be taken equally out of each of their Land and it shall be 
for my sun thomas to pas thro when he shall have ocation : and my 
sun waiters Land shall run southeast from my pasture fence while 
y e twenty f owr akers be compleated 

item i geive to my sun waiter wiggin two akers and a half of salt 
marsh begining on the easturly side of wals crik and Joyning to 
the marsh that i have geiven to my sun John and so runing up the 
easturly side of s d crik and round the head of s d crik while the 
two akers and half be compleated 

item i give to my sun John and my sun waiter the prevelidg of 
a way from their Land through my pasture to the salt water they 
doing no damiage 

item i geive to my sun John and my sun waiter the prevelidge 
of a way thro my Land to tranceport their hay they doing no 
damiage 

if there be any Land between the Land that i gave to my sun 
thomas by deed of gift and the Land that i have geiven to my sun 
John and my sun waiter it shall be equally divided between them 
three 

item I geive to my sun Thomas wiggin two akers of salt marsh 
Lying at y e mouth of the cowpen crick Joyning to the river there 
is a small point of the marsh Lying on the south westurly side of the 
crik and the rest to be made up on the noatheasturly side of the crik 

item i geive to my sun henery and to my sun andrew seventy akers 
of Land apiece geiven to me by my unkle waiter barefoot and was 
purchased by him of sum of the hiltons as his deed of sale from them 
doth make appear and is buting on the norwest side of piscasit river 



300 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

a bove where the hiltons had a mill and its breadth buting on s d 
river is an hundred and twenty rods and so my sun henery and my 
sun andrew shall take their equall proportion in the breadth of my 
Land next the river : and so to run back while the seventy akers 
a piece be made up 

item i give to my sun henery and to my sun andrew all my salt 
marsh at Lampureal river to be equalli divided between them 

item i geive to my sun John wiggin thirty akers of Land which 
is part of what my uncle barefoot gave me which he purchased of 
sum of y e hiltons 

item i geive to my sun thomas wiggin forty akers of Land which 
is part of of what my unkle barefoot gave me which he purchased 
of the hiltons 

item i geive to my sun waiter wiggin thirty akers of Land which 
is part of what my unkle barefoot gave me which he purchased of 
the hiltons 

item i geive to my sun tuftin wiggin thirty akers of Land which 
is part of what my unkle barefoot gave me which he purchased of 
the hiltons 

item i geive to my sun samuell wiggin thirty akers of Land which 
is part of what my unkle barefoot gave me which he purchased of 
the hiltons 

item i geive to my sun samuell six akers of Laud in the pasture 
on the westurly side at the upper end 

item i geive to my sun samuell an aker and half of salt marsh at 
the head of the cowpen crick 

item i geive to my sun samuell twenty pounds to be paid to him 
by his brother tuftin when samuell shall cum to the age of one 
and twenty years 

item i geive to my sun tuftin my home place and all my salt marsh 
that is not already disposed of 

item i geive to my wife the one third part of the incum of the home 
place and all the benefit of the orchard that is the fruit of the orchard 
which is on the easturly side of the house : and the previlidge of a 
cow to be kept for hur winter and sumer and hur fire wood to be 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 301 

brought to hur house cut fit for the fire and to have the previlidge 
of a hors to ride to meeting and to have the previlidg of two rooms 
in the house which she sees good to have and the previledge of the 
seller and to have all the household stuf : and all my suns except 
tuftin shall pay to my wife twenty shillings a year yearly dureing 
hur Life 

item i geive to my three daughters ten pounds apiece to be paid 
to them within two years after my discease and to be paid to them 
by all their brothers : and their brothers to pay them in proportion 
as i have geiven to them 

item i geive to my daughter mary a cow when she shall marry 
or when she is a free woman 

item i geive to my sun waiter and to my sun tuftin three akers 
of Land that I bought of isac foss and to be divided to each of them 
according as it doth Joyn to their Land 

item what Land appears to be mine that is at tolen i do geive it 
to be equally divided among all my suns 

item if it appears that i have a right to a new township for which 
i did petetion for i do give it to be equally divided between three 
of my suns that is my sun andrew and my sun tuftin and my sun 
samuell : and i do order a yoake of oxen and four cows to be 
Left upon my home place and what other stok shall be Left shall 
be in equall proportion among all my suns to pay the debts and 
Leagises withall acording in proportion as eye have geiven them : 
and if i should die before my sun tuftin should come to be one and 
twenty years of age then what i have geiven him shall be in his 
mothers hands to improve while he doth cum to be one and twenty 
years of age and if my sun tuftin should die without an heir then 
what i have geiven him shall go to his brother samuell : and my 
will is that what Land i have geiven to my suns that is on this sid 
of the river where i now Leive shall not be sold except it be from 
one brother to another : and that all my honest debts and funerall 
chargeis shall be fully discharged and paid : and that my body 
shall be decently buried at the decretion of my excecater that shall 
be here after named 



302 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Lastly i do apoiut my sun thomas Wiggin to be the excecator of 
this my Last will and testament and to see that every thing that 
is herein mentioned in this my Last will and testament be fully 
discharged and i the sd thomas Wiggin sen r have hereunto set my 
hand and seall dated this : 4 : day of January : 1726/7 

Witness Thomas Wiggin Sen r 

William ffrench 

Joshua Neall 

hanah smith X hur mark 

[Proved June 5, 1727.] 

[Warrant, June 5, 1727, authorizing William French and Joshua 
Neal, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Thomas Wiggin, who died March 7, 
1726/7 ; amount, ^2027.3.6 ; signed by William French and Joshua 
Neal; attested Dec. 11, 1727.] 



THOMAS HARVEY 1726/7 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Harvey of Portsmouth 
granted to his son, Thomas Harvey of Portsmouth, Jan. 30, 1726/7.] 
[Probate Records, vol. II, p. 29.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Thomas Harvey, Thomas Phipps, 
and John Pray ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Samuel Hart, 

Jr.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 30, 1726/7, authorizing Capt. Thomas Peirce 
and John Pray, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 2, 1727; amount, /198.15.0; signed by 
Thomas Peirce and John Pray.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 303 

NEHEMIAH PARTRIDGE 1726/7 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Nehemiah Partridge of Ports- 
mouth granted to Sarah L,eavitt, formerly widow of the deceased, 

Feb. i, 1726/7.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 37.] 

[Bond, in blank, Feb. 1, 1726/7, signed by Sarah Leavitt, 
Thomas Phipps, and William Cotton ; witnesses, Benjamin Gamb- 
ling and Thomas Harvey ; endorsed "Sarah Lovets adm : bond on 
her former husband Nehe : Partridge his Estate Feb 1- ? I st 1726/7. n ] 

[Warrant, Feb. 1, 1726/7, authorizing James Clarkson and Ed- 
ward Cate, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 1, 1726/7; amount, ^113.13.5; signed by 
Edward Cate and James Clarkson.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of estate, ^113.13.5; expenditures, ^92.19.1; allowed 
June 5, 1727.] 

[License, Nov. 27, 1727, to the administratrix to sell real estate.] 



BARNABY CRUCY 1726/7 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Barnaby Crucy of Newcastle 

granted to his widow, Margaret Crucy, Feb. 17, 1726/7.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 61.] 

[Bond, in blank, Feb. 17, 1726/7, signed by Margaret Crucy, 
Nathaniel White, and Christopher Frederick ; witnesses, Benjamin 
Gambling and Henry Paine.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 17, 1726/7, authorizing Sampson Sheaf e and 
Daniel Greenough, both of Newcastle, to appraise the estate.] 



304 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, signed by Daniel Greenough and Sampson Sheafe ; 
amount, ^217.7.0.] 

[Warrant, April 11, 1768, authorizing Thomas Peirce, gentle- 
man, John Marshall, block- maker, both of Portsmouth, John 
Simpson, mariner, Joseph Frost, merchant, and Cutts Stevens, inn- 
holder, all of Newcastle, to divide the real estate of Barnabas Crucy, 
mariner, u to the Children of John Crucy Deceasd who was the 
Eldest Son of Said Barnabas two fifth parts thereof and to Abr'am 
a Son & to Margaret the wife of Richard Yeaton a Daughter Each 
One fifth part besides One fifth part of the said Estate which 
belonged to Barnabas a Son who Died without Issue which is to be 
Equally Divided among the whole Only the Children of the said 
John are to have but One Share thereof Equal to one of the other 
Shares and make the same as Equal according to the Quantity & 
Quality of the Estate to be Divided in the proportion aforesaid"] 

Province of / 
N : Hampshire ) New Castle 12 th April 1768 

Persuant to a Warrent Direct d To us The Subscribers By The 
Hono ble John Wentworth Esq r Judge of Probate for the Province 
Afore S d To Divide the Real Estate of Barnaby Crusey Late of New 
Castle Mariner Deceas d We have Accordingly View d The Said 
Estate and Divided it in The Manner Following 

Viz To The Heirs of John Crusey That Part of Land where the 
S d John s House now Stands S d Land is bounded as Follows. On 
the Street Leading From The River up to the Meeting house Street 
Five Poles, Four Feet To the S W. Corner of S d Land, Then on 
the Street Runing by The Meeting House Seven Poles, Two Feet 
to the S W Cornor of Branscombs Fence Then North ly by S d 
Branscombs fence, Four poles Eleven Feet, From Thence Over to 
The Street Leading to the River where The bounds First began, 
and all The Land To the South Westerly of the Street Runing by 
The Meeting house That belonged To the Estate of S d Barnaby 

To Abraham Crusey a Lot bounded as Follows South Westerly 
on the Land Laid out To The heirs of Jn° Crusey, Westerly on the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 305 

Street Leading To the River Ten poles Down S d Street Then Over 
To Talton s Fence Then up S d Fence Five poles Thirteen an half 
Feet To The S W Corner of S d Fence, Then Runing Easterly by 
S d Taltons Land Till it Comes To Branscombes Fence Then Run- 
ing To The Land of The heirs of John Crusey before mentioned, 
with an Old Barn on S d Lot. 

To Rich d Yeaton Laid out in Right of his wife One of The heirs 
of S d Barnaby Dec d A Lot of Land with The house Formerly S d 
Barnaby s Mansion house The S d Lot Bounded South Westerly on 
The Land Set of To Abraham Crusey, Then on the Street Leading 
To The River Two poles, Six Feet, Then on The Front Street 
Four poles, Ten Feet, To Talton s Fence Then up S d Fence Two 
poles Six Feet, To Crusey s bounds 

Tho s Peirce 
John Marshall 
John Simpson 



TIMOTHY KEYSER 1726/7 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Timothy Keyser of Chester 

granted to John Pecker of Haverhill, Mass., Feb. 17, 1726/7.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 418.] 

[Bond, in blank, Feb. 17, 1726/7, signed by John Pecker, 
Thomas Peirce, and Hunking Went worth ; witnesses, Benjamin 
Gambling and Susanna Rust.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 17, 1726/7, authorizing Samuel Ingalls and 
James Whiting, both of Chester, to appraise the estate of Timothy 
Keyser of Chester, administration of which is granted to John 
Pecker of Haverhill, Mass.] 

[Inventory, April 15, 1727; amount, ^171.3.0; signed by 
Samuel Ingalls and James Whiting.] 
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306 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[License, Oct. 18, 1735, to John Pecker of Haverhill, Mass., inn- 
holder, administrator of the estate of Timothy Keyser of Chester, 
yeoman, to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 81.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of estate, ^174.3.0; expenditures, ^112.9.6; allowed Oct. 17, 

I735-] 

[Various receipts, containing signatures of John Dow, John 
Anderson, Joseph Badger, Ebenezer Eastman, James Pecker, David 
Craige, Timothy Keyser, William Blay, Jonathan Simonds, Jona- 
than Shepard, John Bradley, Thomas Smith, John Hall, John 
Pecker. John Griffin, William White, Nathaniel Peaslee, and 
Thomas Turner.] 

[Administration on the estate of Timothy Keyser of Chester, in- 
testate, granted to James Pecker of Haverhill, Mass., Aug. 30, 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 316, p. 432, and vol. 318, p. 55.] 

[Bond of James Pecker, with James Pecker of Haverhill, Mass., 
and John Smith of Ipswich, Mass. , as sureties, in the sum of ^1000, 
Aug. 30, 1 73 1 ; witness, Patience Smith.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Account of the administrator, March 25, 1735 ; received from 
sale of land to Edward Thompson, ^51.10.0 ; expended, ^9.2.0.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Probate Records, vol. 321, p. 452. J 



ISAAC PERKINS 1726/7 

[Bond, in blank, March 14, 1726/7, signed by Benjamin Per- 
kins, Nathan Longfellow, and Richard Young ; witnessess, Ben- 
jamin Gambling and Mary Gambling; endorsed "Benj Perkins's 
dam : bond on his Grandfather Isaac Perkins his Estate." 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIU,S 307 

JAMES AIvIvARD 1727 NEWCASTLE 

[Administraticn on the estate of James Allard of Newcastle 
granted to Jotham Odiorne of Newcastle April 3, 1727.] 
[Probate Records, vol. n, p. 36.] 

[Bond, in blank, April 3, 1727, signed by Jotham Odiorne, 
Thomas Packer, and Henry Keyes ; witnesses, Benjamin Gam- 
bling and Mary Gambling.] 

[Warrant, April 3, 1727, authorizing Joseph Philbrick and 
Richard Jenness, both of Newcastle, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 3, 1727 ; amount, ^17.10.0 ; signed by Joseph 
Philbrick and Richard Jenness.] 



ZACHARY FIELD 1727 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Zachary Field of Dover granted 
to Richard Hussey of Dover and his wife, Hannah Hussey, May 
6, 1727.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 58.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 17, 1732, authorizing Joseph Austin and Rich- 
ard Plumer, both of Dover, to appraise the estate of Zachary Field 
of Dover, administration of which is granted to Richard Hussey and 
his wife, formerly widow of the deceased.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 5, 1732; amount, ^190.0.0 ; signed by Joseph 
Austin and Richard Plumer.] 

[Warrant, April 13, 1734, authorizing Daniel Titcomb, Samuel 
Starbird, and Joseph Austin to report on the division of the estate 
among the heirs.] 

[Report, April 15, 1734, signed by all three, that the division 
would be injurious to the whole.] 



308 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, April 15, 1734, authorizing James Nute, Thomas 
Leighton, and John Starbird, all of Dover, to appraise the real 
estate, that the oldest son may purchase the whole.] 

[Inventory, signed by James Nute, Thomas Leighton, and John 
Starbird; amount, ^155.0.0; attested April 15, 1734; "Pursu- 
ant to the above Apprizem* I do hereby Order Two thirds of the 
Reeal Estate of Zachary Field Dec d to be set off to the. Elder son 
Daniel Field be paying to his Bro r his proportion thereof in Six 
Months from this Date, for w ch Bond is taken accordingly, the said 
Daniel Field to have his mothers third of y e Estate at her Decease 
he then paying his Bro r his part, as it shall then be apprized at."] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, April 16, 1734, signed by 
Daniel Field, James Nute, Thomas Leighton, Richard Hussey, and 
John Starbird.] 



ROBERT MOULTON 1727 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Robert moulton of Hampton in the 
Province of Newhampshire in New England Senior 

ily I doe order my son Jeremiah Moulton to maintain his mother 
my now wife Lucy moulton so Long as she Lives a widow houn- 
ourably and well : and I give her all the movabls that were her owne 
to desspose of as she pleses 

2ly I give and bequeath unto my son William moulton all my 
marsh at the Litele River Lett it be more or Less and the one half 
of my marsh in the spring marsh at A place Called the Seaveralls 
and one Cow 

3ly I give and bequeath unto my son Robert moulton one quarter 
of A shear of marsh on the great ox Common his brother william 
owning one quarter of the same shear provided that he Resines up 
to my son Jeremiah moulton one quarter of an acres of marsh in 
fifeilds marsh 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 309 

4_ly I give and Bequeath unto my son Jonathan moulton the one 
half of my marsh in the spring marsh Called the Seaverals and 
my shear of thatch ground on the great ox Common and one shear 
and A half of Land in the fourth Range of Lotts in the boars head 
woods and one half shear of Land in the third Range of Lotts in the 
boars head woods and one bed and beding beLonging to one bed 
that bed that Lays upon the Trundel bed Stead : and one Cow 

5W I give and bequeath unto my son Jeremiah moulton my 
house and barn and all my Lott of Land where my house stands and 
my orchard and all my Land in the Bast field and my Hand of 
medow nere Samuell pages and all my marsh att A place Called the 
hopground and my shear of marsh on the great ox Common and 
my peice of marsh that I had of the fifeilds at the beach and my. 
medow at the beach and all my Land in the first devision of Land 
next the sea both on the north side of Lit ell River and on the south 
side of Litell River that I have not other ways desposed of in this 
my will : and all my movabls with in doars and with out that I have 
not other ways desposed of in this my will : and all my imliments 
of husbandry of all sorts: and my wearing Cloaths I give to my 
four sons to be Equely devided between them : and if I have Left 
any thing out of this my will I give it to my son Jeremiah moulton 
and I doe make Constitute and appoint my son Jeremiah moulton 
to be my sole Executor to this my Last will and Testament Rati- 
fying and Confeirming this and no other to be my Last will and 
Testament In witness hereof I the before mentioned Robert moul- 
ton (senior) have here unto put my hand and affixt my seall this 
twenty fifth day of may seventeen hundred and twenty seven and 
in the thirteenth year of the Reigne of King George &c 

witueses Robert Moulton 

Benjamin Dow 

Ezekiel Dow 

Jabez Dow 

[Proved Nov. 6, 1732.] 



3IO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOHN UNDERWOOD 1727 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of John Underwood of Newcastle 

granted to his widow, Temperance Underwood, May 27, 1727.] 
[Probate Records, vol. n, p. 31.] 

[Bond, in blank, May 27, 1727, signed by Temperance Under- 
wood, John Rindge, and Samuel Hart ; witnesses, W. Fellows 
and Benjamin Gambling.] 

[Warrant, May 27, 1727, authorizing Capt. John Rindge and 
Capt. Daniel Greenough, both of Newcastle, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 24, 1727; amount, ^1575.19.1 ; signed by 
Daniel Greenough and John Rindge.] 



LAZARUS NOBLE 1727 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Moses Noble, Samuel Hart, and Jotham 
Odiorne ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Clement Hughes ; 
endorsed, "Moses Noble his adm : bond on Lazarus Noble's Estate 
29th May 1727.''] 

[Inventory of the estate of Lazarus Noble of Portsmouth, who 
died May 8, 1727 ; amount, ^17.2.8 ; signed by Michael Whidden 
and Jeremiah Libby ; attested July 21, 1727.] 

[Administration on the estate of Lazarus Noble granted to his 
son, Moses Noble, Sept. 13, 1727.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 46.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 10, 1727/8, authorizing Clement Hughes and 
John Cutt to receive claims against the estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 311 

[Iyist of claims against the estate, Nov. 11, 1728; amount, 
^32.10.11 ; signed by Clement Hughes and John Cutt.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of estate, ^23.10.11 ; expenditures, ^19.5.9, one item of which is 
'Martha Noble for Nursing the Dec d J2 weeks at 7/ ty ^4.4.0"; 
amount for creditors, ^4.5.2 ; allowed Nov. 11, 1728.] 



ANN EVANS 1727 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Mrs. Ann Evans of Dover 
granted to Israel Hodgdon of Dovrer May 30, 1727.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 437.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Israel Hodgdon, Samuel Hart, and 
Michael Whidden; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Samuel 
Wingate ; endorsed u Is r Hodgsden his adm : bond I st June 1727 on 
his mother Evans's Estate."] 

[Warrant, May 30, 1727, authorizing Capt. Paul Gerrish and 
John Ham, both of Dover, to appraise the estate of Ann Evans of 
Dover, administration of which is granted to her oldest son, Israel 
Hodgdon.] 

[Inventory, June 13, 1727 ; amount, ^135.9.6 ; signed by Paul 
Gerrish and John Ham.] 

[Citation, July 14, 1727, to Joseph Evans and wife, Mercy Evans, 
Richard Hussey and wife, Hannah Hussey, Samuel Carle and wife, 
Patience Carle, all of Dover, to appear and answer the complaint 
of the administrator for concealment of estate ; return signed by 
David Watson, constable.] 

[Citation, July 22, 1727, to Moses Wingate, Abigail Wingate, 
Elizabeth Wingate, Ann Hodgdon, Elizabeth Church, and Edward 



312 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Evans, all of Dover, and Ann Heard, to appear and answer the com- 
plaint of the administrator for concealment of estate ; return signed 
by David Watson, constable.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of estate, ^142.17.6 ; expenditures, ,£59.7.7.] 

[Receipt of the heirs, apparently, Aug. n, 1727, signed by 
Samuel Hart, John Wingate, Joseph Evans, Mary Evans, William 
Lewis, Samuel Carle, Richard Hussey, and Israel Hodgdon.] 

[Various receipts containing signatures of Thomas Alden, Rich- 
ard Hussey, Samuel Carle, and John Crosby.] 



JOSEPH SMITH 1727 DURHAM 

In The name and fear of God Amen 

The Seventh Day of July one thousand Seven hundred and twenty 
Seven 1727 I Joseph Smith of oyster River in the Township of 
Dover in his majesties province of new Hampshire In new England, 
being ageed and well Stricken in years and weake of body * 

Imprimis I give and bequeth to my well beloved Son John Smith 
one hundred pounds pasible money of new England or bills of 
credit, to be raised and Levied out of my Estate to be paid in the 
Space of one year after my Deceas 

Item I give and bequeth to my well beloved Daughter marry the 
wife of Samuel Page the Sum of forty pounds pasible money of new 
England or bills of credit, to be raised and Levied out of my Estate, 
and to be paid in the Space of one year after my Decease 

Item I give and bequeth to my well beloved daughter Elizabeth 
the wife of amos Pinkham the Sum of forty pounds pasible money 
of new England or bills of credit, to be raised and Levied out of my 
Estate and to be paid in the space of one year after my Deceas 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 313 

Item I give and bequeth to my well beloved grand Daughter 
Sobriety the wife of John Cromet fifteen pounds pasible money of 
new England or bills of Credit, to be raised and Levied out of my 
Estate and to be paid in the Space of one year after my Deceas 

Item I give and bequeth to my well beloved grand Daughter 
Peacience the wife of Jacob Tash the Sum of Ten pounds pasible 
money or bills of credit, to be raised, and Levied out of my Estate 
and To be paid in the space of one year after my Deceas 

Item I give and bequeth to and for the use and repairing of our 
friends meeting house on Dover neck The Sum of twelve pounds 
pasible money of new England or bills of credit, to be raised, and 
Levied out of my Estate and to be paid in the Space of one year 
after my Deceas or when need requier it 

Item I give and bequeth to my well beloved Son Samuel Smith, 
whom I Likewise constitute make and ordain my Sole Executor, 
of this my Last will and Testament, all and Singular my Lands 
messuages and tenements to him the said Samuel Smith and his 
heirs or assigns for Ever by him or them freely to be possesed and 
Enjoyed, as also I give and bequeth to my Said Son Samuel Smith 
all my Estate, both real and personal, of what kind nature, quality, 
or condition what soever, goods Chattels, Implements, Debts, bills, 
bonds, Specialties, necessaries, Sums of money, and all other things, 
whatsoever, as well moveable, as, Immoveable, of what nature, 
kind or Quality Soever they be, and in whose hands, custody pos- 
session governance or keeping or what soever place, or places, they 
be, or may be found, within the town Ship of Dover as in any other 
town, or towns within his majesties province of new Hampshire 
new England or Eles where, by him the Said Samuel Smith his heirs 
and assigns for Ever freely to be possessed and Enjoyed, 

and I Do hereby utterly, Disallow, revoke and Disannul, all and 
Every other former testaments Wills, Legcies and bequests, and 
Executors, by me in any ways before named, willed and bequeathed, 
Ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my Last will and 
Testament : in witness whereof, I have hereunto Set my hand and 
Seal the Day and year above written 



314 N EW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Signed, Sealed, published pro- Joseph Smith 

nounced, and Declared, by the 
Said Joseph Smith as his Last 
will and Testament, in the pres- 
ence of us the Subscriders 

John williams 

nicoles meder 

John Moulden 
his 

John X Bunker 
mark 

[Proved Dec. 26, 1728.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Mary Smith, Jona- 
than Wadleigh, and Jonas Rundlett ; witnesses, Jacob Smith and 
Jonathan Thing.] 



RALPH BURN 1727 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Ralph Burn of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Martha Burn, July 15, 1727.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 402.] 

[Bond in blank, July 15, 1727, signed by Martha Burns, Sam- 
uel Hart, and Clement Hughes; witnesses, W. Fellows and Ben- 
jamin Gambling.] 



HENRY TIBBETTS 1727 DOVER 

In The Name of God Amen 

The Fourthteen Day of August In the Yeare of our Lord God 
one Thousand Seaven Hundred Tewenty Seaveu I Henerey Tib- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIJ.S 315 

bets of Dover In the Province of Newhampshire Yearn on Being 
week in Body * * * 

Imprimis. I Give and Bequeath to Mary my Dearly Beloved 
wife all my House and Land at Portsm with Bed and Bedding 
and all other House Hould Goods thereunto Belonging Duering 
Her Natturall Life Excepting that House which M r Crostwhite 
Lives in w ch is Build one the Said d Land w ch I now Give to my 
Son Richard the whole Intrest and Bennifltt of that Part Imead- 
eatly after rny Deacese for him and his Heirs for Ever Lawfully 
Begotten of his Body and all the o r Part Imeadeatly att the Deasce 
of his Mother and if he Should Dye without Isue than to Return 
to my Sons Benjamin Edward & Paul Equally alike to beDivided 

Item. I give to my well Beloved Son Benjamin Tibbets whome I 
Constitue and Appoint and Ordain my only and Sole Executour 
of this my Last will and Testament Viz That is to Say one half 
of my now Dwelling House Proviso he Delivers his House he now 
Lives in, to his Brother Paul Tibbets and the other half of my 
house to the use of his Brother Edward Tibets forever and the 
Sons Benjamin and Edward their Heirs for Ever w th one half of the 
Land and orchard w th the Previliages thereunto Belonging and the 
other Part to be Equally to be Devided to my Son Paul and Edward 
Now Lying one Dover Neck — 

Item. I Give and Bequeath to my Said Three Sons all my 
wright and Titile w ch I have or ought to have in the Town of 
Rouchester and also the Lands and Estate at the Est ward to be 
Equally devide d 

Item I Give to my Daughter Sussannah Kenny the Sum of 
Tenn pounds out of my Movable Estate w th a Bed in the Chamber. 

Item. I Give to my Said three Sons all my moveable Estate 
after my Honest debts and funerrall Charges is paided Equally to 
be Devided among st them and I do hereby utterly Disanul and 
Disalow Revoake al and Every other former Testament 53 wills and 
Legacies Request and Executours by me in anyways Before me 
this Time named Willed Bequeathed Ratifing and Confirmming 
this and no other to be my Last will and Testament In Wittness 



316 NEW HAMPSHIRK WILLS 

whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal the Day and year 
w th in Written 

Witnessces The Mark 

Thomas Tibbets of Henery X Tibbetts 

Ephraim Tibbetes 

Samuel Carll 

Note Before Signning and Sealing I Consitute and appoint my 
Loveing Brother Cap 1 Sammuel Tebbets and my Brother Joseph 
Tibbets to be my Trustees to See this my Said will perform. 

Note Before Signning and Sealing the House is Equally Divided 
Between Benjamin and Edward. 

[Proved Sept. 6, 1727.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 6, 1727, authorizing Capt. Paul Gerrish and 
Samuel Carle, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 10, 1727 ; amount, ,£307.18.3 ; signed by Paul 
Gerrish and Samuel Carle.] 



JOHN SANBORN 1727 HAMPTON 

In The Name of God Amen the Eaighteen th Day of August anno 
Que Do m 1727 I John Sanborn of Hampton in y e proveince of New 
hampshier being Sick and Weak in bodey * * 

3 1 ? I Give unto My beloved Wife Sarah all The Improvement 
of my hole Estate both Real & personal for her Suport & for y e 
bringing up my Children untill my youngest Son shall Come to 
y e age of teen years & from that time one third of all My Estate 
both Real & personal Dureing y e term of her Neatureal Life 

4> I Give and bequeath unto My Son Daniel The one half of all 
My Land,s Laying in hampton & ye half of all my Land in Strat- 
ham & the New house which he Now Lives in & y e one half of 
y e barns 

5 1 ? I Give & bequeath to my Son Benjamin the other half of all 
my Lands Laying in hampton & Stratham with y e old house & y e 
other half of y e barns 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 317 

6 ly I Give and bequeath unto My Daughter Phebe the sum of 
five pounds in Marchantable pay To be payed by my son Daniel & 
Benjamin above Mentioned 

7 ly I Give unto My three sons Richard Nathan & Elisha all My 
Land Rights & title in The town of Chester to be Kaquely Devided 
bet wen them three. 

8 ly I Give unto my Son Ebenzer the Sum of twenty pounds in 
money to be payd att y e age of twenty one by my sons Dann & 
Benj a there Eaquel preportion 

9 ly I Give to my Daughter Sarah y e sum of seven pounds in 
Money to be payd too her att y e age of Eaighteen years by my son 
Daniel & Benj a their Eaquell proportion as above Mentioned 

io ly I Give to my Daughter Abigail y e sum of seven pounds in 
Money to be payed by my sons Daniel & Benj a att y e Age of 
Eaighteen years 

n ly I Give to my Daughter Ruth y e sum of seven pounds in 
Money to be payd by Dan 11 & Benj a att y e age of Eaighteen years. 

I2 ly I Give to my Son John the Sum of twenty pounds in Money 
to be payd by Daniel & Benj a when he Comes to y e age of twenty 
one 

I3 ly I Give unto My Daughter Hannah y e sum of seven pounds 
in Money to be payd by Daniel & Benj a when shee Comes to y e age 
of Eaighteen 

I4 ly I Give to my Son James The Sum of twenty pounds in 
Money to be payd by my sons Daniel & Benj a when he shall 
Come to y e age of twenty one years 

I5 ly I Give unto My Daughter Mary y e sum of seven pounds in 
Money to be payd by Daniel & Benj a above mentioned Eaquely ther 
preportion when She Shall Come to y e age of Eaighteen years 

i6 ly unto This my Last Will and Testament I apoint My be- 
loved Wife Sarah & my son Daniel Executrix & Executors Thus 
Revokeing all Wills by me formerly made I Do Declare this to be 
my Last Will & testment & Do signe & seal it with My hand 
while I am in My Right Mind & of a Disposeing Memory the Day 
& year above Written 



3l8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Signed Sealed Published pro- John Samborn 

nounced and Declared by y e s d 
John Sanborn as his Last will & 
testment in presents of us Sub- 
scribers 

Joab Judgckins 

Joseph Low 

David Robinson 

[Proved Nov. 17, 1727.] 

[Warrant, Nov, 17, 1727, authorizing David Robinson and 
Joseph Lowe, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 25, 1727; amount, ^891.17.0; signed by 
Joseph Lowe and David Robinson.] 



EDWARD TAYLOR 1727 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Edward Taylor of Exeter 
granted to his son-in-law, Nathan Pillsbury of Exeter, Sept. 7, 

1727.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 439. J 

[Bond, in blank, Sept. 6, 1727, signed by Nathan Pillsbury, 
Samuel Rollins, and Joseph Gilman ; witnesses, William Peppe- 
rell, Jr., and Benjamin Gambling.] 

[Inventory, signed by Andrew Glidden and Thomas Young ; 
amount, ^60.0.0; attested Nov. 22, 1727.] 

[License, April 2, 1729, to the administrator to sell the real 
estate, except the widow's dower.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIU,S 319 

JOHN HAM 1727 DOVER 

In The Name of God Amen the Twenty Nineth Day of Septem b 
Seventeen hundered and Twenty Seven 

I John Ham of the Town of Dover in the province of Newhamp- 
shir in New England yeaman Being Anchant and week of Body * 

Imprimis I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Son John 
Ham all my old farm at Tollend which I f ormorly Lived upon with 
all the Priviledges thirunto belonging and five Shillings in money 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Mary 
Waldron the wife of John Waldron five pounds 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Marcy 
Nason the wife of Richard Nason forty Shillings Besides the five 
pound I Lent to them which is Seven in all that I give her 

Item I give and Bequeath unto the heirs of my well beloved 
Daughter Triphena Tucker Deced which was the wife of John 
Tucker five Shilling. Besides what was given her in her Life Time 

Item I give and Bequeath unto the heirs of my well beloved Son 
Joseph Ham Decesd five Shillings Besides what I gave to them By 
a Deed of gift 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Sarah 
Downs the wife of Thomas Downs Teen pounds of the which they 
have had nine pounds allredy that I Deed then Lend to them But 
Now I give it to them and the other Twenty Shilling Shall be paid 
in Silver money 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Son Samuel Ham 

if he be in the Land of the Living and Do Come and Damand it 

Ether himselfor his heirs five pounds but if Nether he nor his 

heirs Do Come to Demand it then it Shall be and Remain with my 

Executor 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter Elisa- 
beth Rowllings the wife of Jeremiah Rowllings Nine pounds that I 
Ded formorly Lend to them But Now I give it to them and Twenty 
Shillings mor in Silver money 



320 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Son Benjamin 
Ham whom I Do Likewise Constitue make and ordain my Sole 
and only Executor of this my Last Will and Testament all and 
Singular my Lands and Tenements all that I have now in my pos- 
sestion with all the Buildings and orchards and all other the privi- 
ledgs and apportances thireunto belonging or in any wise apper- 
taining by him freely to be possed and Injoyed affter my Deceas 
whom I Likewise ordain and appoint to See that Every articell 
mentioned in this my Last will and Testament Be fullfiled and Done 
faithfully and allso I give unto My Son Benjamin Ham all my 
moveable Estat Both within Doars and with out after my Decese 
he the Said Benja m Ham paying all my honest Depts and Legeses 
and funarall Chargs 

and I Do hereby utterly Disallow Revocke and Disannal all 
and Every other former Testaments will Legaces and Bequeaths 
and Executors By me in any waise Before Named willed and Be- 
queathed Rattifiing and Confarming this and no other to be my Last 
will and Testament and in Witness hereof I have here unto Set my 
hand and Seal this Twenty nine th Day of Septem b Seventeen 
hundered and Twenty Seven as afor Said 1727 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- his 

nounced and Delivered By the John X Ham 

Said John Ham as his Last will mark 

and Testament in the presents 
of us the Subscribers 

John heard 

Nicholas Harfard 

Charity Harfard 

[Proved Feb. 19, 1727/8.] 



ENOCH BARKER 1727 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Enoch Barker of Portsmouth 
Granted to Daniel Donovan of Portsmouth Oct. 17, 1727.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 59.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 321 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Daniel Donovan, Bridget Donovan, 
Clement Hughes, and Theodore Atkinson ; witnesses, Benjamin 
Gambling and William Parker, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 6, 1727, authorizing Thomas Wiggin and John 
Sinclair, both of Stiatham, to appraise the estate, administration 
of which is granted to Daniel Donovan and his wife, Bridget Don- 
ovan.] 

[Inventory, June 15, 1728 ; amount, ^458.10.0 ; signed by John 
Sinclair and Thomas Wiggin.] 

[Account of the administrators against the estate, 1723 to 1729 ; 
amount, ^51.4.9 ; mentions Elizabeth , Bridget, Mary, Jonathan, 
and Enoch.] 

[Administration on the estate of Enoch Barker of Greenland, 
husbandman, granted to his son, Jonathan Barker of Greenland, 
husbandman, April 25, 1739, administration of which " was Com- 
mitted unto Daniel Dunevan Late of Said Greenland Husbandman 
Deceased & to Bridget his Wife Your Late Mother who Did not 
Finish their Said Administra' thereof."] 



RICHARD GLIDDEN 1727 EXETER 

In the name of God Amen I Richard Gledden of Exeter in New 
hamshire in New England Being Weak of body * * * 

Item : 1 : I Give unto my son Andrew Gledden five shillings he 
having received his portion allready 

Item 2 : I Give unto my son Joseph Gledden five shilling he 
having Allso Received his portion Allready 

Item 3) I Give unto my Grand Chilldren the children of my son 
Charles Gledden decesd five shillings their father having received 
his portion in his Life time 

Item 4) I Give unto my son Richard Gledden the one half of my 

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322 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

home place and half of the priveledge therto belonging he paying 
the debt which I owe unto Docter Serjant 

Item 5) I Give unto my two sons Benjamin Gleden and Jonathan 
Gledden the fifty acres of Land that was alloted me in the town 
commons to be Equaly Divied between them but If that act should 
again be broake and they have it not then my will is that they have 
teen pounds each of them out of my home place 

Item 6) My will Is that my son Josiah have a Comfortable m ain- 
tainance ont of my Estate During his Life time 

Item 7) I Give unto my son John Gledden the other half of my 
home place he paying his three sisters their portions hereafter 
mentioned 

Item 8) I Give unto my three Dafters Susana woodman Sarah 
Gledden & Elisabeth Gledden to Each of them teen pounds to be 
paid within two years after their mothers Deceace 

Item 9 I Give unto my well beloved wife Sarah Gledden all 
my moveable Estate to be at her Disposal for ever and I Allso Give 
unto her my well beloved wife the use of all my Lands During her 
Life time : and I do by These presents ordain Constituet and ap- 
point My well beloved Son Richard Gledden to be the sole Execu- 
tor of this my Last will and testamant hereby revoking and Dis_ 
anulling all former or other wills and testaments by me hereto, 
fore maid. In testimony wherof I have hereunto set my hand and 
Seall this Eighteenth day of October in the first year of the reign 
of our Soveraign Lord king George the second Anno Domini one 
thousand seven hundred and twenty seven 

Signed Sealed and owned In the Richard Gledden 

presence of 

Cartee Gilman 

Joseph Scribner 
her 

Elisabeth X Scribner 
Mark 

[Proved Dec. 4, 1728.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 323 

JOHN HANSON 1727 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of John Hanson of Dover granted 

to his widow, Elizabeth Hanson, Nov. 11, 1727.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 83.] 



HUGH BANFIELD 1727 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Hugh Banfield of Portsmouth 

granted to his brother, Capt. Samuel Banfield of Portsmouth, Dec. 

12, 1727.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 445.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Samuel Banfield, Richard Parshley, 
and J. Hardeson ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and John Fel- 
lows ; endorsed "Sam 11 Banfields Admin: Bond on his Brother 
Hugh Banfields Estate 12 th Nov r 1727."] 

[Warrant, Dec. 12, 1727, authorizing Capt. George Walker and 
James Clarkson, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of 
Hugh Banfield of Portsmouth, administration of which is granted 
to Capt. Samuel Banfield, the widow having declined.] 

[John Banfield of Portsmouth, minor, aged more than fourteen 
years, chooses James Clarkson of Portsmouth as his guardian Dec. 

[Guardianship of John Banfield, minor, aged more than fourteen 
years, son of Hugh Banfield, granted to James Clarkson Dec. 25, 
1727.] 

[Bond of James Clarkson, with George Walker and Samuel Ban- 
field as sureties, all of Portsmouth, Dec. 25, 1727, for the guardian- 
ship of John Banfield, sou of Hugh Banfield ; witnesses, Benjamin 
Gambling and. Mary Gambling.] 



324 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, May 2, 1728 ; amount, ^678.11 .6 ; signed by George 
Walker and James Clarkson.] 

[Warrant, April 6, 1736, authorizing Daniel Jackson, Jr., Ed- 
ward Cate, and Jeremy Eibby, all of Portsmouth, to appraise further 
estate, it having been decreed that the oldest son shall have the 
whole, paying to the other children their proportions. 

Additional inventory ; amount, ^30.0.0 ; signed by Jeremy 
Libby, Daniel Jackson, Jr., and Edward Cate.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate ; personal property and 
receipts, ^247.14.3 ; expenditures, ^309.17.6 ; allowed July 28, 
1736, and the real estate settled on the oldest son ; mentions a 
widow, "funeral of the child," "bringing up the 3 children Tell 
they Come to Seven years old."] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 150.] 



JOHN CHASE 1727 HAMPTON 

Articles of Agreem* made & Couclud d this 29 th day of Nov r 
An°q : Dom : 1727 & In y e first year of y e Reign of King George 

y e 2 d over great Brittain &c Between Jon a Elihu & Jn° Chase 

al sons of John Chase Dec d al of Hamp 1 In y e Pro e of N : Hamps r 
In N : Engl d who agree as followeth — y* as our father Jn° Chase 
Dyed w th out any written Will or Testaim" for y e Disposeing of his 
worldly goods & Estate & we dont know w* may Appear or w* our 
sisters may Demand for their Portions therefore we agree to be at 
our Equal Charge & pay in* to our sisters y * as Elihu hath y e House 
y l was our father s yet Each to Equal because we have Agreed & 
Divided our lands y 1 Came to us by our Uncle & y* w ch was Call d 
our father s together & so let it fal how it wil as to y t yet Each of 
us to be Equal In y e paym* to our sisters y* is to say we have left 
a peice of Marsh of about two acres by Blackwater River Bounding 
Notherly on Marsh of Isaac Green & a peice of flatts or Thatch 
Ground of about six acres at a place Call d Dows flatts w ch was Pur- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



325 



chas d by our father of Josiah Dow & if these peices of marsh & flatts 
Comes to more then our sisters Portions then y e overplus to be 
Divid d Equally Between us & if their Portions Comes to more then 
y e marsh & flatts then Each of us to be our Equal parts In y e paym ts 
to them & this we & Each of us do Bind our selves our heirs Exe rs 
& Adm rs Each to other In y e sum of one hundred Pounds money or 
Cur" passable Bills of Crd to stand to & Performe this above 
written Agreem* as Witness our hands & Seals y e day of y e Date 
first above written 

Witness Jonathan Chase 

Abner Philbrick EHhu Chase 

Meshech Weare John Chase 

[Deeds, vol. 24, p. 39.] 



JACOB FREEZE 



1727 



HAMPTON 



[Administration on the estate of Jacob Freeze of Hampton grant- 
ed to his widow, Rachel Freeze, Dec. 8, 1727.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 51.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 8, 1727, authorizing Capt. Joshua Wingate and 
Christopher Page, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Joshua Wingate and Christopher Page ; 
amount, £1 11 1.8. 2; attested by the administratrix Feb. 13, 

1727/8.] 



THOMAS SYMMES 



1727/8 



BRADFORD, MASS. 



[Administration on the estate of Rev. Thomas Symmes of Brad- 
ford, Mass., granted to his son, Thomas Symmes, Jan. 16, 1727/8.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 444.] 

[Bond, in blank, Jan. 16, 1727/8, signed by Thomas Symmes, 
Robert Pike, and Clement Hughes ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling 



326 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

and L,ucy Tripe ; endorsed, u Tho s Symmes his Adrnin: Bond on 
his fathers Estate."] 

[Warrant, Jan. 16, 1727/8, authorizing Capt. Thomas Peirce 
and Samuel Shackford, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the New 
Hampshire estate of Rev, Thomas Symmes of Bradford, Mass., 
administration of which is granted to his oldest son, Thomas 
Symmes of Charlestown, Mass.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 16, 1727/8 ; one right in Chester, ^90.0.0 ; 
signed by Thomas Peirce and Samuel Shackford.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 17, 1727/8, authorizing Capt. Joseph Sherburne, 
Clement Hughes, and John Cutt, all of Portsmouth, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 17, 1727/8; one right in Chester, ^100. o. o ; 
signed by Joseph Sherburne, Clement Hughes, and John Cutt.] 

Att a court of probate held at Portsm 18 th Jan r ? 1727/8 
Whereas it appears to mee that a division of y e aforementiond 
track of land is not practicable w th out great damage to y e ^sons 
concern'd I have ordred the Gent n before named to apprise the Same 
upon Oath & that m r Tho Sym's the eldest son of the family, (if 
he see meet accept y e Same at y e apprised Value of ioo 11 paying y e 
Same to y e 8 children of y e Family Viz* himselfe 2 shares & the 
rest in Equal proportion among y e seven other children onely 
deducting 3 1 18 s 6 d charges ab* this affair & Further that y e s d Sym's 
pay to each of y e s d children their proportionable part w n they come 
to L,awfull age with intrest at 6 ^ C* untill it be p d 

Rich d Waldron Judge of probate &c 

[Bond of Thomas Symmes, potter, in the sum of ^200, Jan. 
18, 1727/8, for the payment to the other children of their shares 
of the estate ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Joseph Parsons, 

Jr.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 327 

EDWARD SANBORN 1727/8 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Edward Sanborn of Hampton 

granted to his widow, Dorothy Sanborn, Feb. 26, 1727/8.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 72.] 

[Bond, in blank, Feb. 26, 1727/8, signed by Dorothy Sanborn, 
Ichabod Roby, and Jonathan Nason ; witnesses, Benjamin Gam- 
bling and W. Vaughan.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 26, 1727/8, authorizing Ichabod Roby and Jona- 
than Nason, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, March 19, 1727/8 ; amount, ^653.18.0; signed by 
Ichabod Roby and Jonathan Nason.] 

[Guardianship of Meribah Sanborn, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, daughter of Edward Sanborn, granted to Reuben 
Sanborn of Hampton Falls, husbandman, June 7, 1736.] 

To the Honourable Benjamen Gambling Esq r Judge of Probate 
of Wills &c for the province of New Hampshire 

The Petition of Reuben Sandburn humbly sheweth 

That Your Honour has been pleased to appoint yo r Petitioner 
to be Guardian to Merebah Sandburn the only Surviving Child of 
Edward Sandburn late of Hampton who died intestate, and did like- 
wise commit administration of the s d Intestates estate to his Widow 
Dorothy Sandburn who is Since married to Benjamen Prescutt and 
hath the s d estate in his hands and keeping it he likewise takes the 
whole proffits thereof to him Selfe to the great injury of the afors d 
only Child, Your Petitioner therfore prays that Your Honour will 
please to order the afors d administratrix to render to Your Honour 
her account of administration and to appoint a day certain for that 
and that so Your Petitioner may be able to attend the Same, and 
that it being Settled you will please to proceed to make a final 
Settlement of the afors d estate. 

Portsm 13 th July 1736. Reuben Sanbun 



328 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Account of the settlement of the estate ; amount of personal 
estate, ^273.18.0 ; -expenditures, ^260.1.9; mentions "To Sup- 
porting A Child of the Said Intestate viz Meribah Samborn (who 
was 6 Years of Age at the Decease of her father) one Year" ; "To 
Ditto for Dorothy Samborn another of the Intestates Children (who 
was four Years of Age at her father's Death) 3 year" ; u To Ditto 
for a third Child of the Intestate (who was but one Year Old at the 
Death of her Father) Six Year; " "To Nursing attendance &c 
of three Children in their last Sickness & of which they died being 
3 Weeks ; " allowed Aug. 25, 1736.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 25, 1736, authorizing Ichabod Roby, gentle- 
man, Nathaniel Healey, gentleman, Jonathan Fifield, yeoman, 
Samuel Lane, yeoman, and Samuel Blake, yeoman, all of Hamp- 
ton, to divide the real estate.] 

Province of / Pursuant to a warrant Directed to us the Sub- 
Newhampshire \ scribers Bearing Date the 25 th day of august anno 
Domini 1736 

By the Hon ble Benjamin Gamling Esq r Judg of y e probate of 
wills &c 

Authoriseing and impouring us to Divide the Real Estate of Ed- 
ward Samburn Late of Hampton in y e province a fore said yeoman 
Deceas d in to two Parts viz one third thare of to the widow Relate 
of y e Said Edward Samburn And the other two thurds to Maribah 
Samburn the Child of the Intastate or to her Guardian Ruben 
Samborn for her use and maiutainauce 

Agreable to s d warrant we have divided the Lands and Buldings 
of the S d Edward Samborn in the following manner 

furstely y e s d widows thurd parte of the Lands one parte Lays on 
y e North westerly Side of s d Lands ajoyning to Sam 11 Lanes Land 
And is Bounded as follows Begining at y e North westerly Corner 
Bounds of s d Lands and Runs Esterly as y e fence now stands 6 
Chains and 60 Links of a Chain to a stake And is Bounded at the 
Southerly End of s d Land from y e South westerly Corner of s d Land 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 329 

Running Esterly asy e Line of s d Land Runs 7 Chains and 30 links 
of a Chain to a stake and from thence to the stake f urste mentioned 

the other parte of sd widows Land Lays joyning to y e Dweling 
hous and is Bounded in y e following manner Begining at y e Road 
at y e North Esterly Knd of s d Land and Runs South 56 Degr West 
one Chain and 50 Links of Chain as y e fence Runs y t is on y e South 
Esterly side of y e Lane y* Leads from s d Road to y e Dweling hous 
to a stake And from thence N 28 Degr W 48 Links of a Chain to y e 
fore dore of y e dweling hous and from thence across s d hous devid- 
ing y e Enteryand the Chimny of s d hous in to two Equel parts to a 
stake y* stands N 28 Degr W 3/4 of a Rod from the Back side of s d 
Hous and from thence N 74 Degr E one Chain and 50 Links of a 
Chain to sd Road and from thence to y e place furste mention d 

And s d widows thurd parte of y e Buldings is Included within y e 
Lines of y e pece of Land Last mention d viz the Este End of sd hous 
from y e Ground upward and y e seller y* is under y t End of s d Hous 

Secundly the s d meribah Sambornstwo thurd parte of s d Land is 
Bounded as follows South Esterly on Ichabod Robies Land and 
South Westerly partly on the Hiliards Land North Westerly on s d 
Widows Land And North Esterly partely on a highway and partely 
on y e s d widows Land y* is set of to her at y e Dweling Hous and the 
s d Maribah Samburns two thurd parte of y e Buldings is Encluded 
within y e Boundarys of her two thurd parts of y e Land viz the weste 
End of y e Dweling hous lacking half y e Entery and half the Chim- 
ny and so a cross y e s d hous from y e Ground upward and all y e 
Barne y* stands on said Lands And this we make our Return this 
27 Day of October anna Dominy 1736 

Ichabod Robie 
Nath a Healey 
Jonathan ffifield 
Samuel Lane 
Sam 11 Blake 

[Allowed Oct. 27, 1736.] 



33° NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

This may Certify all Persons whom it may Concern that Brad- 
bury Green & meribah Sanborn (Daughter of Edward Sanborn 
Deceas d ) both of Hampton in y e Prov e of new Hamph re were Law- 
fully Joyned together in the Holy State of marriage on the 28 th 
Day of Feb'y 1737/8 f me 

Jer h Fogg Clerk 

Province of ) To the Hon ble Richard Waldron Ksq r Judge of 
New Hampsh r Jthe Probate of Wills &c for the Province afores d 

Bradbury Green of Hampton in the Province afores d Husband- 
man Humbly Sheweth 

That He has lately Married One Meribah Samborne of Said 
Hampton a Minor, to whom Reuben Samborne of Hampton afores d 
Yeoman was chosen by the Said Minor & allowed by the then 
Judge of Probate for said Province to be Guardian — That your 
Petition 1 * apprehends the Said Guardians Power and Authority to 
be determin'd by his Marriage with the Ward & has accordingly 
often requested the Said Guardian to deliver up the Estate of his 
Ward (which is not Inconsiderable) to your Peticon r & to render 
an Accompt, which he unjustly Refuses to do — Wherefore your 
Peticon r Humbly prays that the Said Guardian may be Cited to 
appear before your Hon r on yo r next Court Day to render an ac- 
compt of the Issues & profits of the Estate of his Said Ward for 
the time he has had y e Same in his hands or under his care — That 
yo r Hon r would pass a Decree on the Same accompt when render'd 
as also that the Said Guardian shall Surrender up the Estate of 
his Said Ward now under his care to your Petitioner within a 
reasonable time Such as yo r Hon r in yo r Decree shall Limit — 

And Your Petitioner as in duty bound Shall ever pray &c. 

March 4 th 1737/8 Bradbury Green 



JOSIAH SANBORN 1728 HAMPTON 

In y e Name of God Amen: this 28 th Day of March 1727: I Josiah 
Sanborn of Hamp* in y e Province of Newhampsheir in Neweng- 
land : Being Now Weak in Body : * * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 33 1 

Imprimis : I give unto my Beloved wife Sarah : all my movebles 
in my House & afire Rome in my house : & I order my two sons : 
(viz) Jonathan Sanborn & Ruben Sanborn to Deliver to there 
mother yearly & Every year : so long as she shall live : Eight 
Bushels of Indin Corn : & two bushels of malt : & one Hundred 
Wait of Pork : & two Cows thay are to Find there mother Winter 
& Summer : & six Cord of Good Wood att y e Dore of y e house : 
& ten Pounds of sheeps & Cotton Wool 

Itaim I give unto my son Jabez Sanborn : my Piece of marsh y* 
lyes in Salsbury : onely I order him to Pay to his Brother Wiliams 
Sanborns : Children Five shilings : I order it so Because my son 
Wiliam Sanborn has had his Portion all Redy : & Five shiling my 
son Jabez is to Pay to Jacob Garlands : Children 

Itaim I give to my son Jonathan Sanborn : my House & barn 
& orchard & all my land att Home onely I Reserve y e House near 
to Jasper Blakes house : & y e shop Whare my son Richard Works : 
& Half a quater of an acre of land : Whare y e House & shop stands : 
I give to my son Jonathan Half a Right in y e second Division : 
onely y* Part y* lyes in y e Ring swamp I Have all Redy Desposed 
of : & I give to Jonathan a share of marsh & a share of thach ground 
& a share of upland all lyes in y e grate ox Common : & my Piece 
of spring march : which is three acres more or less : & Half my share 
in Winicutt medow : y* I Bought of liu* Sharborn & one Half of y e 
timber y* is upon my share in y e second north Division : & y e one 
Half of my Part in y e saw mill : & y e one Half of my stock of Cattel 
horses sheep & swine & Half my Husbandtry tools 

Itaim I give to my son Ruben Sanborn my share in y e second 
North Divison : Which lyes near to Benjamin towls House & y e 
Barn y* stands upon y e share : & Four acres of marsh more or less : 
which lyes upon y e falls side of y e town near browns Rocks : & 
Half a share in y e second North Division Which lyes near to Roburd 
moultons house : onely his brother Jonathan is to have one Half of 
y e Wood : & one Half of my share Which lyes in Winicutt medow 
y* I Bought of liu* Sharborn : & half a share in y e quater of a mile 
y* belongs to y e second Division : y t I Bought of my Brother Wiliam 



332 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Sanborn : & Half my Part in y e saw mill : & one Half of my Stock 
of Cattel horses sheep & swine & Half my Husbandtry tools 

Itaim I give unto my son Abner Sanborn one acre of land which 
lyes near my son Jabez Sanborns house : which is Planted with 
appel trees : & my House y 1 is near Jasper Blakes & ten Rods of 
land whare y e house is : & twenty Pounds in Pasabel mony to be 
Paid to him : Equally Between my sons Jonathan Sanborn & my 
son Ruben Sanborn 

Itaim I give unto my son Richard Sanborn two acres of land 
more or less Which lyes near Thomas Fullers : Which I bought of 
Cap* Joseph Cass : & y e shop Whare my son Richard wooks & ten 
Rods of land by y e shop 

Itaim I give to my Daughter Kesiah Hokly Five shiling to be 
Paid to her by her Brother Ruben Sanborn 

Itaim I give to my Daughter Sarah Roberson Five shiling to be 
Paid to her by her brother Jonathan Sanborn 

Itaim I give to my Daughter Rachel Brown Five shilings to be 
Paid to her by her brother Jonathan Sanborn 

Itaim my will & meaning is y* what Debts or Dues are owing 
From me : I order my son Jonathan & my son Ruben to Pay them : 
& what I have left out of my Estate : in this my last Will & testa- 
ment : I give to my son Jonathan Sanborn & to my son Ruben 
Sanborn : to be Devided between them : I Doe appoint my tow 
above Named sons Jonathan Sanborn & Ruben Sanborn : to be 
Executors to this my last Will & testament : And in Confirmation 
hear of I have hear unto sett my Hand & seal y e Day & year above 
mentioned : in y e thirteent year of King George his Reign over 
Grate Britain : signed sealed and Declared by : Josiah Sanborn to 
be his last will & Testament 

In Presence of us wittnesses Josiah Sanborn 

Jabez Smith 

samuel bachelder 

Stephen Smith 

[Proved April 6, 1728.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 333 

[Warrant, April i, 1728, authorizing Capt. Jabez Smith and 
Samuel Batchelder, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

Hamp* April 6 th 1728 
To y e Honr ed Judge of Probates 

Worthy sir : My Husband Josiah Sanborn late of Hamp* De- 
ceased : left a will : & what he gave me in y e will I am Contented 
with it : & Humbly Pray yore : Honer : to Prove y e will y* my 
two sons : Namely Jonathan & Ruben Sanborn : may have Ad- 
ministration : Being Exec rs to ther Fathers will : 

the mark of 
sarah X sanborn 

[Inventory, April 6, 1728, signed by Jabez Smith and Samuel 
Batchelder; amount, ^806.6.0.] 



NATHANIEL JOSLYN 1728 SCITUATE MASS. 

[Licence, the last Tuesday of April, 1728, to Frances Joslyn, 
administratrix, to sell the real estate of her husband, Nathaniel 
Joslyn of Scituate, Mass., the estate being insolvent.] 

[Power of attorney, May 27, 1728, from Frances Joslyn of Han- 
over, Mass., to Joseph Joslyn of Hanover, Mass., and Clement 
Hughes of Portsmouth ; witnesses, EKsha Bisbee and Seth Cush- 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Joslyn of Scituate, 

Mass., granted to Joseph Joslyn of Hanover, Mass., Aug. 14 

1728.] 

[Probate Records, vol. n, p. 81.] 

[Bond, in blank, Aug. 14, 1728, for the administration of the 
estate ; signed by Joseph Joslyn, Clement Hughes, and John Pray ; 
witnesses, Nathan Longfellow and Joseph Simpson.] 



334 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Aug. 14, 1728, authorizing Thomas Peirce and John 
Cutt, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate in New Hampshire, 
administration of which is granted to Joseph Joslyn of Hanover, 
Mass., brother of the deceased.] 

[Inventory of the estate in New Hampshire, Aug. 15, 1728 ; 
amount, ,£90.0.0; signed by Thomas Peirce and John Cutt.] 

[Licence, Aug. 15, 1728, to the administrator to sell real 
estate.] 

[List of debts due from the estate ; amount, ^262.14.0; dated 
Aug. 1, 1729 ; signed by Frances Joslyn.] 



POMFRET DAM 1728 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Pomfret Dam of Dover granted 
to his widow, Elizabeth Dam, May 6, 1728.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 85.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Dam, with Joseph Tibbetts and Samuel 
Starbird as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of ^1200, May 6, 
1728, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Benjamin 
Gambling and Samuel Tibbetts.] 

[Warrant, May 6, 1728, authorizing Capt. Samuel Tibbetts and 
Nicholas Harford, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 10, 1728; amount, ,£781.10.8; signed by 
Samuel Tibbetts and Nicholas Harford.] 

[Warrant, May 3, 1736, authorizing Paul Wentworh, Thomas 
Wallingford, and Robert Evans, all of Dover, to set off one third of 
the real estate to Elizabeth Downs, formerly widow of the de- 
ceased, and to appraise the remainder, and report whether it can 
be divided among the six children without injury to the whole.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE) WILLS 335 

Prov of New ham 

Persuant to a warrant from the Judge of probate of the province 
aforsd directed to us we have been on the land that belonged to 
Pomfret Dam late of Dover in the province aforsd and have viewed 
the Same and have sett off to the Widow of sd pomfret Dam her 
thirds forty two acres with the flattes Joyning making one third 
part of land and flatts bounded as followeth begining on the no : E 
sid of Chocheco Rever at the Sou : Westherly Corner of Said Pom- 
frets old lot So called above said Crick then Ruuing from thence 
No. 12 : E : 122 Rod to a white pine tree Then Runing E : by Sou 
6o Rod from thence sou : 13 : 30 min W 142 Rod to Sd Rever then 
bounded by the Rever to the first bounds 51 Rod We allso vied the 
Remaing two thirds and find that it Cannot be divided into seven 
shakes without prejadice to the whole we have therefore appraised 
the Same as 

five acres of land nere a Place called Maheramuts 
hill at 9 ^ acor 45-00-0 

Twenty Eight acors above frish Crick 8 : po : per 
Acor 224-00-0 

27 3/4 upon the back Rever at a Eleven pou per 
Acer 305-05-0 

4 1/2 acors on Dover Neck at 15 pound per acor 67-10-0 

the ox and Clf paster 40-00-0 

and two thirds of the flattes 1 6-1 2-8 



698-17-8 



Paul Wentworth 
Thomas Wallingford 
Robert Evens 



[Allowed the last Wednesday in June, 1736, and ordered that 
the oldest son, Samuel Dam, have two thirds of the estate and pay 
the other children their shares.] 



3?>6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

RICHARD FURBER 1728 NEWINGTON 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Furber of Newington 
granted to Alexander Hodgdon of Newington and his wife, Mary 
Hodgdon, formerly widow of the deceased, Aug. 20, 1728.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 74.] 

[Bond of Alexander Hodgdon and his wife, Mary Hodgdon, 
with Samuel Shackford and Michael Whidden, both of Ports- 
mouth, as sureties, May 20, 1728, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Samuel Hart.] 

[Warrant, May 20, 1728, authorizing John Downing and John 
Nutter, both of Newington, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 20, 1728 ; amount, ,£36.15.0 ; signed by John 
Downing and John Nutter.] 

[Guardianship of Richard Furber, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Richard Furber of Newington, cordwainer, 
granted to Nehemiah Furber of Newington, husbandman, Sept. 
20, 1743.] 



MARY PHILLIPS 1728 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Abraham Jones, with William Cotton and Jacob Lavers 
as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of ^100, June 20, 1728, 
for the administration of the estate of Mary Phillips of Portsmouth ; 
witnesses, W. Fellows and Benjamin Gambling.] 



SALTER 1728 

[Bond, in blank, signed by John Salter, James Jeffry, and 
Thomas Wright ; witnesses, John Moffatt and John Robinson ; en- 
dorsed, l 'John Salters Bond of Admin: on His Son his Estate 
Aug st y e 7 th 1728."] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 337 

STEPHEN THURSTON 1728 STRATHAM 

[Bond of Moses Thurston, with Moses Leavitt and Joseph Mason 
as sureties, in the sum of ^1000, Aug. 26, 1728, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate of Stephen Thurston of Stratham ; witnesses, 
Benjamin Gambling and Mary Gambling.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 26, 1728, authorizing Moses I,eavitt and Joseph 
Mason, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate of Stephen Thurs- 
ton, administration of which is granted to his son, Moses Thurs- 
ton.") 

[Daniel Thurston, son of Stephen Thurston, makes choice of 
James Merrill of Stratham as his guardian Aug. 28, 1728 ; wit- 
nesses, Daniel Hall and Jonathan Plumer.] 

[Robert Thurston, son of Stephen Thurston, makes choice of 
James Merrill of Stratham as his guardian Aug. 30, 1728 ; witnes- 
ses, John Calfe and James Calfe.] 

[Sarah Thurston > widow, renounces administration on the estate 
of her husband, Stephen Thurston, Sept. 9, 1728, in favor of his 
son, Moses Thurston ; witnesses, Moses L,eavitt and Joseph Mason.] 

[Rebecca Thurston, daughter of Stephen Thurston, makes 
choice of James Merrill of Stratham as her guardian Sept. 9, 1728 ; 
witnesses, Moses L,eavitt and Joseph Mason.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 9, 1728 ; amount, ^536.12.3 ; signed by 
Moses Leavitt and Joseph Mason.] 

[Bond, in blank, signed by James Merrill, Noah Barker, and 
Joseph Merrill ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Mary Gam- 
bling; endorsed "James Merrill his Bond of Guardianship for 
Dan 1 Rob* & Rebecca Thurston 11 th y hr 1728 as also for Mary 
Nath 1 Stephen & Abigail. "] 

22 



33^ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, March 21, 1731, authorizing Capt. William Moore, 
Moses Iveavitt, and Noah Barker, all of Stratham, to appraise the 
real estate, that the oldest son may purchase the whole.] 

[Inventory of real estate, Jan. 17, 1731/2 ; amount, ^455.12,0 ; 
signed by William Moore, Noah Barker, and Moses Iveavitt.] 

[Iyicence, Dec. 21, 1731, to the administrator to sell real estate.] 

[Certificate of sale of 33 acres of land to John Thurston Jan, 3, 
1731/2, for ,£4.1.0 per acre; witnesses, Moses Iveavitt and John 
Simpson.] 

[Certificate of sale of 8 acres of land to Jonathan Chase Feb. 14, 
1731/2, for £5.7.0 per acre; witnesses, Moses Leavitt and James 
Merrill.] 

Articles of agreement made and Concluded upon this Eighteenth 
day of September 1732 : between m rs Sarah Thirston of Stratham 
in the Province of New Hampsheir in new England Widdoand Re- 
lates of m r Stephen Thirston late of sd stratham Deceased of the 
one Part and Moses Thirston of Stratham aforesd of the other Part 
Witnesseth : Knew Ye that I the sd Sarah Thurston on my Part for 
good Consideralio is moveing me thereunto Have leased set over 
and let to farme un<"0 the said Moses thirston and his heirs Dureing 
my Naturall life all the Right and Intrest that I have or ought to 
have into the lands or Esteat of the sd Stephen Thirston Deseased 
in sd stratham it being the one third thereof which is my lawfull 
due on Condition of his the sd Moses Thirstons obligation to me 
for himself and heirs hereafter mentioned— 

Now Know Ye that I the sd Moses Thirston on my Part for and 
in Consideration of the sd Sarah Thirstons leasing unto me and my 
heirs the Premises aforesd do by these Presents for my self and 
heirs Promise and oblige my self and them to pay or cause to be 
paid unto the said Sarah Thirston or her order Dureing her Natu- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 339 

rail life five pounds in mony ^r year annualy In and upon the first 
day of November, — 

In Conformation of all before mentioned trie said Sarah thirston 
of the one Part and the aforesd moses Thirston for himself and heirs 
on the other Part bind themselves unto Each other firmly by these 
Presents in the Penal sum of three hundred Pounds Corront mony 
of New England In Witness whereof we the s cl Sarah Thirston & 
Moses Thirston have hereunto Put our hands & seals the Day and 
the Date first mentioned 

Signed sealed & D — d In Pre- her 

sent of Sarah X Thirston 

moses Leavit mark 

Moses Leavit Jun r Moses Thirston 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; allowed 
Sept. 19, 1732.] 



HENRY KIRK 1728 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Kirk of Portsmouth 

granted to Capt. John L,ibby of Portsmouth Aug. 30, 1728.] 
[Probate Records, vol. n, p. 76.] 

[Bond, in blank, Aug. 30, 1728, in the sum of ^200, for the 
administration of the estate, signed by John I^ibby, W. Fellows, 
and Michael Whidden ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Axel 
Roberts.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 30, 1728, authorizing Capt. Samuel Hart and 
Ephraim Dennett, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of 
Henry Kirk, administration of which is granted to his son-in-law, 
John L,ibby of Portsmouth.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 10, 1728 ; amount, ^83.8.0 ; signed by 
Samuel Hart and Ephraim Dennett.] 



340 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of estate, ^83.8.0 ; expenditures, ^20.5,0 ; allowed May 20, 1731; 
mentions * 'Three of y e Daughters Viz 1 Ruth Mary Abigail.] 

[Consent of John Meader, Matthew Grover, George Smith, and 
Ruth Trueworthy, Sept. 22, 173 1, to the sale by auction of the 
estate by Capt. John L,ibby of Scarborough, Me., administrator; 
witnesses, John Briard and William Parker, Jr.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 5.] 



ISRAEL MARCH 1728 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Dr. Israel March of Ports- 
mouth granted to his widow, Mary March, and his son, Clement 
March, Sept. 10, 1728.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 92.] 

[Bond, in part, Sept. 10, 1728, for the adminstration of the 
estate ; signed by Mary March, Clement March, Joshua Peirce, and 
Thomas Packer; witnesses, James Wood and Nathaniel March.] 

[Warrant, March 5, 1728/9, authorizing James Johnston and 
Benjamin Foster, both of Portsmouth to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by James Johnston and Benjamin Foster ; 
amount, ,£303.2.6 ; attested Aug. 4, 1729.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate ; amount of estate, 
,£319.8.0; expenditures, ,£257.5.1 ; allowed May 30, 1744.] 



BENJAMIN WBNTWORTH 1728 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Went worth of Dover 

granted to his widow, Sarah Wentworth, Sept. 10, 1728.] 
[Probate Records, 70I. 11, p. 90.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 34 1 

[Bond of Sarah Wentworth, with Daniel Plumer and William 
Welland as sureties, in the sum of ^iooo, Sept. 10, 1728, for the 
administration of the estate ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and 
William Wentworth.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 10, 1728, authorizing Capt. Thomas Tibbetts 
and Capt. Paul Wentworth, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, March 6, 1728/9 ; amount, ,£305.7.6 ; signed by 
Thomas Tibbetts and Paul Wentworth.] 

[Warrant, April 3, 1736, authorizing John Wingate and Capt. 
Thomas Tibbetts, both of Dover, to appraise certain estate ; one 
right in Rochester returned at ^180.0.0 ; signed by Thomas 
Tibbetts and John Wingate.] 

[Warrant, April 3, 1736, authorizing Paul Gerrish, John Win- 
gate, and Tristram Coffin, all of Dover, to appraise the home- 
stead, that the oldest son may take the whole and pay the rest their 
shares ; returned at £7 per acre ; signed by Paul Gerrish, John 
Wingate, and Tristram Coffin.] 

[License to the administratrix, Jan. 26, 1736/7, to sell real 

estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 180.] 



THOMAS HANSON 1728 DOVER 

In The name and fear of God Amen The Eighteenth Day of 
September one thousand Seven hundred twenty Eight 1728 I 
Thomas Hanson of Dover in his majesties province of new Hamp- 
shire in New England being Sick and much Discompoased in body 

"V vfc ?F 

Imprimis I give and bequeath to Thomas Hanson my well be- 
loved Son the whole farm where on he now Dwells how Soever the 
Same is or may be bouned or reputed to be bounded to gether with 



342 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

all the appurtenences privileges and advantages to my Said Son 
Thomas Hanson and his heirs and assigns for Ever, Item I give and 
beqneath to my well beloved Son Robert Hanson the whole farm 
where on he now Dwells how Soever the Same, is, or may be 
bounded, or reputed to be bounded to gether with all the appurte- 
nances privileges and advantages to my Said Son Robert Hanson 
his heirs and assigns for Ever — Item I give and bequeath to my well 
beloved Son Timothy a grant of Sixty acres of Land in barbados 
woods So called how Soever the Same is, or may be bounded or 
reputed to be bounded to gether with all the appurtenances privi- 
leges and advantages to my Said Son Timothy Hanson his heirs 
and assigns for Ever Item — I give and bequeath to my well be- 
loved Sons Maul Hanson and Jonathan Hanson ninty Seven Acres 
of Land over the river near mast bridge how Ever the Same, is, or, 
may be bouned or reputed to be bounded to gether with all the 
appurtenances privileges and advantages to my Said two Sons 
maul and Jonathan Hanson theire heirs and assigns for Ever my 
mind will and meaning is that if Either of my Said two Sons maul 
or Jonathan Hanson die without Isue Lawfully gotten of his body 
that the Surviver Shall possess the whole but if they have children 
Equally to be Divided between them or their heirs both in quantity 
and quality — Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son 
Samuel Hanson a pasture or percel of Land on cochecho bounded 
by James Hanson or how Soever the Same is or may be bounded, 
or reputed to gether with all the appurtenances privileges and 
advantages to my Said Son Samuel Hanson his heirs and assigns 
forever Item I give and bequeath to my afore Said Son Samuel Han- 
son ninty Pounds money or bills of credit to be paid to my Said Son 
Samuel Hanson his heirs and assigns for Ever Item I give and be- 
queath to my beloved Sons Solomon and Ebenezer Hanson theire 
heirs and assigns for Ever all my home Estate where I the Said 
Thomas now Dwells how Soever the Same is or may be bounded 
or reputed to be bounded to gether with all houses out houses 
Barns Edefices fences orchards Gardens trees Stones and all other 
things Standing Lying, or being on the premisses to them my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 343 

mind and meaning is that they the Said Solomon and Ebenezer 
Hanson Shall Equially possess and Injoy without any Devision of 
the home Estate but Shall Kquially and Lovingly maniage it to 
gether and So Devid the produce and in come between them and 
if Either of my Said two Sons Die without Isue Lawfully gotten 
of his body that the Sarviver Shall Injoy the whole Item I give 
and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Abigail Hanson three 
hundred ponnds of currant money or passiable bills of credit to 
be raised and Levied out of my Estate when She comes to the age 
of Eighteen years or her marriage which Shall happen first my 
mind will and meaning is that if Either of m Said Sons Shall or 
may Die without a child or children that the Surviving brothers 
Shall have his or their parts Equially Devided between them that 
is to Say Thomas Hanson Robert Hanson Timothy Hanson maul 
Hanson Jonathan Hanson and Samuel Hanson but maul and Jona- 
than if Either of them Dy without Isue that the Surviver Shall 
Injoy the whole Item I give and bequeath to Han ah my Dearly be- 
loved wife whom I Like wise Constitute, make and ordain my Sole 
Executrix of this my Last will and Testament all and Singular the 
yearly profets and Income of my home Estate to her the Said 
Hanah for and During her natural Life or the time of her being my 
widow but if She Do marry to Injoy her thirds and no more as 
also all and Singular my goods and chattels of what kind or nature 
or kind Soever they be as also all my money bills or bonds and to 
Recieve all Debts which is owing to rue and to pay and Satisfie 
Debts which I Do in right and Equitty ow to any and as for my 
black Slave pegg my will is that Shee Shall be Set free in the 
Speace of two whole years after my Decease if She Do be have her 
Self well and Dutiful to wards her mis which if not her mis Shall 
have Liberty to Sell her time to any person for and During the 
Expiration of Two years and no Longer and my other two black 
Slaves with the rest of my Estate to my wife Hanah as afore Said 
as also all my mills privilidge with sawes Doggs and all other Im- 
pliments belonging to my Said mills with my Six Sons Thomas 
Robert Timothy maul Jonathan and Samuel to be Equial in their 



344 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Shears In the Said mills and that they make use of my privilige 
on the commons till They all are of age and that my Said Sons 
Deliver to my wife Hanah Eight thous d feet of good and mar- 
chantable pine boords Every year During the time of her continu- 
ing my widow and no Longer and that the common rights when 
the tember is all made use of if the Land be Sould they may have 
an Equial Shear of the prise and Equially to be Devided between my 
Said Six Sons but if Either of them Die without Isue Lawfully 
gotten of his body his part Equally to be Devided between the rest 
of the said brothers and all and Singular my home Estate after the 
Decease of my wife Hanah to be Joyntly & Equially between y e two 
Sons as afore Said Solomon and Ebenezer and the movable Estate 
to my wife hanah During her Life of what kind Soever they be to 
be wholly at her Dispoasing that they Shall have nothing to Do 
with it till after her Decease as also what is coming to me from 
my father mauls Estate to be Equially Devided between my Six 
Sons as afore Said and also what is coming to me from my father 
Hansons Estate to be Devided between my Six Sons as a fore Said 
and I Do hereby utterly Disallow, revoke and Disannul all and 
Every other former Testaments, wills, Legacies and bequests and 
Executors, by me in Anyways before named, willed and bequeathed, 
Ratifying and confirming This and no other to be my Last will and 
Testament in witness where of, I have here unto Set my hand and 
Seal the Day and year above written as also all my right in Roch- 
ester to be Equially between my Eight Sons 

Signed, Sealed, published pro- Thomas Hanson 

nounced and Declared by the 
Said Thomas Hanson As his 
Last will and Testament In the 
presence of us the Subscribers 

John Houlden 

John Carter 

Joseph Estes 

[Proved Feb. 4, 1728/9.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIU.S 345 

[Bond of Samuel Smith, with James Nute and Thomas Leigh- 
ton as sureties, March 20, 1728/9, for the guardianship of Jona- 
than Hanson, minor ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Mary 
Gambling.] 

[Guardianship of Solomon Hanson, aged fourteen years, son 
of Thomas Hanson, granted to Thomas Millett of Dover April 30, 

1740.] 

[Guardianship of Ebenezer Hanson, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Thomas Hanson, granted to Thomas Millett 
of Dover April 30, 1740.] 



SAMUEL FELLOWS 1728 HAMPTON 

Articles of Agreem* Indent d made & agreed upon this ninth day 
of Oct r An Dom : 1728 & In y e second year of y e Reign of our 
soveraign Lord George y e Secon d by y e Grace of God of great Brit- 
tain ff ranee & Ireland King &c. Between Isaac ffellows Sam 11 ff el- 
lows Johannah ffellows Alius Johan : Blake y e wife of Hez : Blake 
& Rachel ffellows Alius Rachell Shaw y e wife of Sam 11 Shaw all 
y e Children of Sam 11 ffellows late of Hampton In y e Pro e of N : 
Hampsh r In N : Engl d now Dec d is as followeth viz u y* whoever 
Estate was our hon rd fathers & mothers viz 1 Sam 11 ffellows or Deb- 
orah ffellows Dec d y 1 Isaac y e Eldest son shall have all their s d 
Estate w ch they have left In Hampton or Else where Except y e 
house where our father lived in at Hampton falls Parrish w th y e 
land adjoyning to it Bound d to y e land of Cap 1 Josep Swett Noth- 
erly & Westerly to y e land of Joseph Lowell southerly & y e high 
way on y e East & also Eleven Acres of land in y e Second west Di- 
vision in s d Hampton In y e 39 th lot In Number Bound d Easterly to 
y e land of Cristopher Pottle Notherly to hogpen farme so call d in 
Hampton to a high way on y e South & to his brother Isaac ffellows 
his land on y e west this house & land & Every thing upon y e same 



346 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Samuel ffellows is to have for his part & portion of his fathers & 
mother 55 Estate — 2 ly Isaac y e Eldest son to pay to Johan'ah y e 
wife of Hez : Blake & to Rachell y e wife of Sam 11 Shaw his Sisters 
thirty pound apeice w ch they have Already Rec d In full for their 
part & portion of their fath r & mother : Sam 11 ffellows & Deborah 
ffellows Dec ds Estate : & also s d Isaac to pay all our father & mothers 
Detts & to receive all y e Detts Due to them In their life time & to 
this above written Agreement we bind our selves & Each of us our 
heirs Exe rs & Adm rs forever as wittness our hands & Seals y e day 
& year above written : & also we y e subscribers do hereby acquit 
and Discharge our Brother Isaac ffellows forever from Any Demand 
of Any part of y e Estate of our Brother John ffellows Dec d 
Wittness Isaac ffellows 

Peter Weare Sam 11 ffellows 

Ebenez : Weare Johanah X Blake 

her mark 
Rachell X Shaw 

her mark 
Hez : Blake 
Sam 11 Shaw 
[Deeds, vol. 16, p. 178.] 

[See preceding volume of this series, p. 599.] 



ABRAHAM JONES 1728 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Abraham Jones of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Hannah Jones, Oct. 25, 1728.] 

[Probate Records, vol. n, p. 113.] 

[Bond, in blank, Oct. 20, 1728, signed by Hannah Jones, James 
Clarkson, and John Lang ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Mary 
Gambling.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 25, 1728, authorizing James Clarkson and John 
Lang, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 347 

[Inventory, signed by John Lang and James Clarkson ; amount, 
^482.2.8; attested Jan. 23, 1728/9.] 

Whereas Abraham Jones Late of Portsmouth in the Province of 
New Hampshire Cordwain r Deceased died Intestate And by an Act 
of Said Province Entituled An Act for the Settlement & Distribu- 
tion of the Estates of Intestates among other things it is Enacted 
that If all the parties Interested in any Kstate being Legally Capable 
to Act shall Mutually agree on a Division of Such Estate among 
themselves & present the Same in writing under their hands & Seals 
Such agreement Shall be accepted & allowed for a Settlement of 
Such Estate &c. all which may more Largely appear by Said Act 
reference thereunto being had — Agreeable to which Law We Han- 
nah Jones Widow Relict of the Said Intestate & Adm x on y G Estate 
of the Intestate, John Jones Cordwain 1 " Ebenez r Johnson & Hannah 
his wife formerly Hannah Jones Nath 1 Jones Tann r Joshua Jones 
Clothier & James Jones Cordwain 1- all of Portsmouth aforesaid the 
Children of the Said Intestate do by these presents for Our Selves 
our heirs Exec rs & Adm rs mutually Consent & Agree among our 
vSelves on a Division of the Estate both Real & Personal that did of 
Right belong to the Said Intestate at the time of his Decease, In 
Manner following Viz* the Widow aforesaid Shall have one third 
part of the Lands Situate Lying & being in Portsmouth aforesaid 
& one third part of all the Buildings Standing thereon which Land 
& buildings are called & known by the name of the Homestead the 
bounds of which Laud may be known & Ascertained by the respec- 
tive Deeds & Grants thereof on Record the whole of which is about 
Eighteen Acres & a half And one third part of thirty acres of Wood 
Land Lying in Greenland in the Province aforesaid the Bounds 
whereof to be known as aforesaid And if She shall Se cause at any 
time hereafter to make partition & to have her third part Set off in 
Severalty it shall be done on demand by the Persons hereafter named 
who have the other two thirds of Said Land and to have her third 
part where she pleases of the whole of Said Land both in Greenland 



348 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



^ 



& Portsmouth aforesaid. And also one third part of all moveables 
& Stock an Inventory of which has been Exhibited & registred in 
the Court of Probate of wills &c. To have & to hold the Said thirds 
of all the premisses aforesaid to her during her natural life — And 
the Said John Jones shall have the other two thirds of all the Land 
and Buildings in Portsmouth aforesaid & all the remaining part of 
the moveables & Stock except what is hereafter excepted & given 
to others hereafter named — Ebenez 1 * Johnson and Han h his Said wife 
to have fifty Eight pounds to be paid her by the Said John Jones — 
Nath 1 Jones is to have half the right of Land at Barrington the half 
being Seventy five Acres taking the Same for ten pounds & to have 

forty Eight pounds more to be paid by the Said John Jones 

Joshua Jones is to have the other half the Barrington Right and 
forty Eight pounds to be paid him as follows viz twenty Seven 
pounds thereof to be paid by John Jones & twenty one pounds 
thereof by James Jones within nine months after James Comes to 

full Age -James Jones is to have the thirty Acres of Laud at 

Greenland aforesaid Except the widow's third part thereof as afore- 
said And also when he Arrives at the Age of twenty One Years he 
is to have a Cow to be paid & Delivered him by the said John Jones 
This is the Division & mutual Agreement of the Parties In- 
terested In the Estate of the Said Abraham Jones and to which all 
of them have Voluntarily Set their hands & affixed their Seals this 
twenty third day of July in the Eighth Year of the reign of Our 
Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great 
Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c. Annoque 
Domini 1734 at which time livery & Seizin of Each parties Share 
& Interest respectively was Made to his & her Satisfaction & Content 
Except the Said James Who being a Minor his part remains with 
John until the Said James Comes to full Age at which time his Share 
is to be delivered to him by the Said John his Exec rs or Adm rs upon 
the receipt whereof the Said James is to ratine & Confirm this Agree- 
ment by Setting his hand & Seal Hereto again at the time afore- 
said 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 349 

Signed Sealed & Delivered In hannah Jones 

presence of Bbenezer Johnson 

Cyprian Jeffry hannah Johnson 

James Titcomb John Jones 

Nathaniel Jones 
Joshua Jones 
James Jones 

[Attested July 31, 1734.] 



PITMAN HOWARD 1728 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Pitman Howard of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Lydia Howard, Nov. 1, 1728.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 88.] 

[Bond of Lydia Howard, with John Sherburne and Edward 
Howard as sureties, in the sum of ^160, Nov. 1, 1728, for the 
administration of the estate ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and 
Tobias Lear.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 1, 1728; amount, ^82.0.0 ; signed by John 
Sherburne and Tobias Lear.] 

[License, third Tuesday in May, 1731, to John Bowles and his 
wife, Lydia Bowles, formerly widow of Pitman Howard, to sell 
real estate.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate ; amount of estate, 
^121.0.0; expenditures, ^153.4.3; allowed Dec. 8, 1732; men- 
tions " bringing up of two Children a boy & a Girle viz the boy 
from the age of Six months to Seven years * * * the 
Girle from 3 1/2 years of age to Seven ;" Pitman Howard is men- 
tioned as of Ipswich, Mass.] 



35° N EW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Various receipts, containing signatures of Samuel Thomas, 
Emerson Cogswell, Edmund Potter, and Elizabeth Cogswell for 
Francis Cogswell.] 



JOHN STEELE 1728/9 BOSTON MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of John Steele of Boston, Mass., 
granted to Ephraim Fenno and Martha Fenno of Boston, Mass., 
Jan. 23, 1728/9.] 

[Probate Records, vol. n, p. 104.] 

[Bond of Ephraim Fenno and Martha Fenno, with John Brad- 
ford and Moses Ingrahain as sureties, Jan. 23, 1728/9, for the 
administration of the estate ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and 
Mary Gambling.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 23, 1728/9 ; one right in Nottingham, ^100. 0.0; 
signed by Thomas Peirce and John Cutt.] 



ROBERT BRISCOE 1728/9 EXETER 

In the Name of God, Amen, I Robert Briscoe of Exeter in the 
Province of Newhampshire in New England, being Weak of Body 

Item : I give to my Cousin Zechariah Stone of Beverley my Lot 
Adjoyning to his own Land being between five and Six acres be it 
more or Less and two acres called the Fish Flakes purchased of 
Goodman Morgan and my Pasture at Muckrill Cove — He paying 
an hundred pounds of New England money as hereafter ordered 

Item : 1 Give to my Cousen John Stevens and his wife Abigail 
Stevens My Dwelling House in Beverly and all the Land adjoyn- 
ing to it being about two acres — And all the buildings upon it. 
He paying Seventy pounds in New England Money as hereafter 
ordered. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 35 1 

Item : I give to my Cousen John Driver one hundred pounds 
in New England Money If he be Living and Demands it. But if 
he Should Die before he Receives it Then my Will is that it Shall 
be payed to my Brother John Briscoes Children in England to be 
equally Divided between thetn, and the Money to be payed by my 
Cousin Zecheriah Stone 

Item I give to my Cousin Samuel Stone Ten pounds 

Item I give to my Cousin Robert Stone Ten pounds 

Item : I give to the Widow Elizabeth Ober Ten pounds 

Item : I give to the Rev d M r Thomas Blower of Beverley ten 
pounds. 

Item I give to the poor of Beverley twenty pounds to be Com- 
mitted to the care of the Selectmen for the time being 

Item I Give to the poor of Exeter ten pounds to be Disposed of 
by the Deacons of the Chh according to their Discretion 

Item : My Will is that the Seventy pounds in Legacies Just 
above Mentioned Shall be payed by my Cousin John Stevens 

Item. I give to my Cousin Hannah Veasie five pounds to be 
payed by my Executrix hereafter Named 

Item. I give to the Rev d M r John Odlin Ten pounds to be payed 
by my Executrix hereafter Named 

Item I give to my Well Beloved Wife Elizabeth Briscoe all my 
estate in the Province of New harnpshire both Real and Personal 
and all my Moveables, Bills, Bonds and Book Debts that Now are 
or hereafter Shall be Due to me Both in Exeter Beverley or else 
where to be for her own use and at her own Dispose excepting my 
Silver Tankard which I give to the church of Christ at Exeter for 
the Service of the house of God after her Decease 

Item My Will is that my Negro Boy Cato Shall Serve my wife 
till he Comes to the age of twenty four Years provided She Lives 
So Long, but provided She Dyes before that term of time be expired 
that then he Shall Serve what is Remaining of it 'till he comes to 
the full age of Twenty four Years with the Rev d M r John Odlin — 
And when his time is out he Shall be payed by my Executrix here- 
after Named twenty pounds in Money and one Cow. 



352 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Finally : My Will is and I do hereby Appoint my Well beloved 
Wife Elizabeth Briscoe Sole Executrix to this my Last Will and 
Testament hereby Revoking Disanulling, and Makeing void all 
former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made. In Witness 
whereof I the Said Robert Briscoe have hereunto Set my hand and 
Seal to This my Last Will and Testament This Third Day of Feb- 
ruary In the Year One Thousand Seven hundred and Twenty Eight 
or Nine 

Signed Sealed & Owned In Robert Briscoe 

presence of us — 

Thomas wilson 

Josiah Hall 

richerd preson [Preston] 

[Proved May 27, 1729.] 

[Receipt of John Driver of Bristol, Eng., mariner, now a resi- 
dent of Beverly, Mass., June 29, 1730, for ^100 legacy from his 
uncle, Robert Briscoe, formerly of Beverly, Mass., but later of Exe- 
ter, paid by Zachariah Stone of Beverly, Mass., coaster, devisee; 

witnesses, John Higginson and William Osgood.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 1.] 



EDWARD PHILLIPS 1728/9 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Neil Phillips, with John Abbott and Ichabod Clark as 
sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of ^200, Feb. 18, 1728/9 ; 
witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and John Fellows ; endorsed, (< Neel 
Phillips his bond adm : on his Bro: Edw ds Estate."] 

[Warrant, Feb. 18, 1728/9, authorizing William Cotton and 
James Clarkson to appraise the estate of Edward Phillips of Ports- 
mouth administration de bonis non of which is granted to his 
brother, Neil Phillips of Portsmouth.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 353 

BENJAMIN MOUI/TON 1728/9 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen. The Twentieth day of February 
1728/9. In the Second Year of the Reign of Our Soveraign Lord 
George the Second King of Great Britain &c. I Benjamin Moul- 
ton of Hampton in the Province of New Hamps r in New England 
farmer, tho Sick & Weak in Body * * * 

Item I Give to My Loving Wife Hannah Moulton the best End 
of My now Dwelling house, Barn And Well, And the Improvem* 
of the Land near about the House & Barn, so long as She Shall 
continue My Widow, And then to be disposed off as hereafter 
mentioned. Also I give to my s d Wife My Orchard, and four Acres 
of Land Adjoyning thereto, y e Land to run the whole wedth of the 
Plow land. And One half of a Share of Land on this Side the Little 
River in the first Division, & Two Shares of Wood land laying on 
the Other side the Little River in s d Division ; And One Share of 
Marsh and One Share of Thatch ground at the Ox Common, And 
Two Acres of Marsh (be it more or less) as it lays in the little 
Meadow near the Great Boars head. Also Two Cows, A year Old 
Calf, My Horse, And all the Moveables of every Sort & kind with- 
in-doors, All which I give to My s d Wife to Her and her Heirs 
for ever. Also I give unto my S d Wife Twelve Cords of good Wood 
to be deliver'd at her Door yearly and every Year during her 
Widowhood, And to be paid as follows viz* My Son James Moul- 
ton to deliver to his Moth r Three Cords and an half, Benj a Moul- 
ton Two Cords & an half, Joseph Moulton Two Cords, & Eze- 
kiel Moulton four Cords ; all of y m Yearly and every Year during her 
Widowhood, as above said. 

Item. I give unto my Son James Moulton One quarter Part of 

my Farm near John Crams, And his part to lay next to land of 

Sam : Melcher And the One half of My Five Acres of Salt Marsh 

laying below the landing Place. And the One half of my Three 

Acres of Meadow laying in the Great Meadow, also a quarter part 

of my Half share of Wood land laying at the Temple, All which 

I give to my s d Son to him his Heirs & Assigns for ever. 
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354 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item. I give unto my Son Benjamin Moulton the One half of my 
Five Acres of Salt Marsh laying below the landing place, And the 
one half of My Three Acres of Meadow laying in the Great Meadows. 
Also A quarter part of My Half Share of Wood land laying at the 
Temple. All which I give to My S d Son, to him, his Heirs & 
assigns for ever. 

Item. I give unto my Son Joseph Moulton One Acre and an half 
of land laying in the home-lot, to begin at the South West End of 
said Son's land (he now possesses) And to Run to Sam 11 Moultons 
land, f& the side of Seth Foggs land. Also the Eighth part of a 
Share or Right of land in y e first Division (so called) And a Share 
of Marsh in Boulters Cove also the Use & Liberty of My Well. All 
which I give to My s d Son, & to his Heirs & Assigns for ever. 

Item. I give unto My Son Ezekiel Moulton the Remainder of the 
land laying in the Home-lot, w ch is not allready disposed off in this 
My Will. And A quarter of a Right or Share of land on this Side 
the little River in the first Division. Also the Half of My Half 
Share of Wood land laying at the Temple, also the Westwardly 
End of My Now Dwelling house, and all My Instruments of Hus- 
bandry, all which I give to My said Son, and to his Heirs & Assigns 
for Ever. 

Item I give to My Sons Benjamin Moulton & Joseph Moulton 
My Right or Share of land laying in the New Plantation, to them 
their Heirs & assigns for ever. 

Item I Give to Thomas Batchelder five Shillings in Money. 

Item. I Give unto My Daught r Hannah Small the Wife of Rich d 
Small One Cow. 

Item I Give unto My Daughf Elizabeth Moulton Two Acres of 
Plow land in the Home-lot adjoyning to the Land I gave her 
Mother, & to run the whole Wedth of the Plowland And Two 
Acres and an half of Meadow be it more or less laying near the Ox 
Comou at a place known by the name of Browns Meadow, And A 
Quarter of a Share or Right laying on this Side the little River in 
the first Division. And One Heifer, Also the Improvement of the 
largest Knd of My Now Dwelling House (After her Mothers Mar- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 355 

riage or Decease) all which I give to my Said Daught r to her her 
Heirs & Assigns forever. 

Item. I make and Ordain My IyOving Wife Hannah Moulton & 
My Son James Moulton to be Executors of this My last Will and 
Testament, and desire them to take this Charge upon them, & to 
See this My last Will and Testament Performed. And I hereby 
dissanull and Utterly Revoke all other wills & Testaments by Me 
at any time heretofore Made, and Declare this to be my last Will 
and Testament. In Witness whereof I the said Benjamin Moulton 
have Subscribed this My last Will and Testament with mine own 
hand, And thereunto put My Seal. The day and Year first above 
written. 

Signed, Sealed and Declared his 

by the s d Benj a Moulton to be his Benjamin X Moulton 

last Will and Testament in pres- mark 

ence of us 

Seth Fogg 

Josph Batchelder 

William Moulton 

[Proved June 19, 1733.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, June 29, 1733, signed by Mat- 
thew Bradford and William Parker, Jr.; witnesses, Richard Ward 
and John Penhallow. "This is a Bond That Han a Moulton & 
James Moulton should fullfill the Will of Benj a Moulton Dec d . n ] 



ISAAC GREEN 1728/9 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Isaac Green of Hampton granted 
to Huldah Green of Hampton March 4, 1728/9.] 

[Probate Records, vol. n, p. 95.] 

[Bond of Huldah Green, with Nathaniel Weare and Daniel Weare 
as sureties, all of Hampton, in the sum of ^2000, March 4,1728/9, 



356 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

for the administration of the estate of her husband, Isaac Green of 
Hampton ; witnesses, Ann Mann and Samuel Tibbetts.] 

[Warrant, March 4, 1728/9, authorizing Jonathan Gove and 
Amos Cass, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory ; amount, ^1324.4.9 ; signed by Jonathan Gove and 
Amos Cass ; attested July 7, 1729.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 26, 1737, authorizing Joseph Worth and Jona- 
than Gove, both of Hampton, to appraise the annual income of 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 30, 1737 ; signed by Joseph Worth and Jona- 
than Gove ; amount of annual income, ^30.0.0.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; amount of personal 
estate and income, ^364,0.0 ; expenditures, ^289.10.4 ; mentions 
4 * bringing up my Eldest Child from y e Death of her father to 
Seven Years of age being 3 Years & five weeks ;" also " a Second 
Child toy* Age being 5 years;" also " a third Child born after his 
fathers Death ; n also funeral charges of two of said children ; al- 
lowed Dec. 28, 1737, and ordered that one third of the balance be 
paid to the widow, and the rest to Mary Green, the only child.] 

[Various receipts, containing signatures of Tristram Little, 
Jonathan Gove, Amos Cass, Benjamin Little, Daniel Swett, Sarah 
Weare, Jeremiah Gove, Samuel Seddon, Edmund Toppan, Enoch 
Sanborn, Joseph Norton, Thomas Cram, Enoch Sawyer, Elizabeth 
Cram, Mehitable Dow, Hannah Merrill, Abraham Green, and 
Robert Rogers. The widow is mentioned as Huldah Green June 
7, 1 73 1, and as Huldah Davis May 16, 1734 and after.] 



WILLIAM SEAVEY 1728/9 RYE 

The Last Will and Testament of William Seavey of the Parish 
of Rye in the town of New Castle in the province of New Hamp r 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 357 

made the Twenty first day of March in this Year of our Lord 1728/9. 

I William Seavey being of sound & perfect memory, but crazy 
and infirm in body do ordain and declare this to be my Last Will 
and Testament hereby revoking all former Wills by me made 

1 I commit my soul into the hands of God in Christ Jesus trust- 
ing that it shall be keept by him until that day, and my body to a 
decent Burial. 

And as to my estate which I have not already disposed of to my 
wife and children I dispose thereof in manner following — Viz" 

2. I give and bequeath to my Loving Wife Hannah Seavey to 
her and her Heirs & Assigns forever Two Acres of Salt Marsh 
Lying and being in the afors d Parish of Rye, and is adjoining to 
the Ferry Marsh between the ffence and the Creek, then runing 
Eastward till the Two Acres be accomplished. I likewise give her 
my negro woman Ammi. Also the one halfe of my Stock of Cattle 
Horses, Hogs, Sheep — which Shall be at my decease, also all my 
Houshold goods and Moveables whatever, excepting the utensils of 
Husbandry to be at her disposal forever. 

3. I do further declare that it is my mind and Will that those 
Deeds of gift which by me have been heretofore made to my Sons 
Wm Seavey and to my Son James Seavey be confirmed and I do 
hereby in all respects ratify and confirm the afors d Deeds to my 
son Wm Seavey and to my son James Seavey and the houses 
Lands Mills and intrests I do hereby confirm to them respectively 
to be holden by them in Fee & to their Heirs and Assigns forever, 
upon the Considerations and Conditions in the afors d Deeds respec- 
tively made and mentioned. 

4. I give to my daughter Hannah Wallis the Sum of Fifteen 
pounds mony, To my daughter Hephzibah Wright Fifteen pounds 
Mony, to Capt n Sam 11 Banfeild Three pounds and to Mary Langdon 
my Granddaughter Three pounds mony and to my son Stephen 
Seavey Twenty Shillings all to be paid by my son Wm Seavey, on 
which Conditions I have made a Deed to my s d son of my Home- 
stead in S d Rye. I give also to my Son Thomas Seavy the Sum of 
Fiveteen pounds mony and to my son Kbenezer Seavey I give 



35^ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Fifteen pounds to be paid by my son James Seavey, and is the 
conditions on which I have given to my s d son James Seavey my 
Lands on the south side of the Mill Stream, my s d sons Wm 
Seavey and James Seavey to make their payments respectively 
within Two Years from and after my decease 

And finally I do hereby make and appoint my Loving wife Han- 
nah Seavey and my son William Seavey, to be the Executors of 
this my Last Will and Testament desiring them to See that this 
my Will be fulfilled in all respects. In Testimony whereof I have 
hereto set my hand and Seall the day And Year first above men- 
tioned 

Signed Sealed And Declared to William Seavey 

be the last Will and Testament of 
William Seavey in presence of us 

Jotham odiorne 

Thomas Phipps 

William Bearry 

[Proved June 18, 1733.] 



JOHN SMITH 1729 DURHAM 

[Elizabeth Smith renounces administration on the estate of her 
husband, John Smith, March 27, 1729, in favor of her son, John 
Smith.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Smith of Dover granted to 
his son, John Smith, March 27, 1729.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 116.] 

[Bond of John Smith, with Samuel Emerson and Zebulon Dam 
as sureties, all of Oyster River, March 27, 1729 ; witnesses, Benja- 
min Gambling and John Fellows.] 

[Warrant, March 27, 1729, authorizing Francis Mathes and John 
Burnham, both of Oyster River, to appraise the estate of John 
Smith of Oyster River.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 359 

[Inventory, May 20, 1729 ; amount, ^564.12.0 ; signed by Fran- 
cis Mathes and John Burnham.] 

[Administration de bonis non of the estate of John Smith granted 
to his son, James Smith of Durham, husbandman, July 25, 1739, 
the former administrator having died.] 

[Warrant, Oct, 31, 1739, authorizing James Davis, Stephen 
Jones, gentleman, Francis Mathes, gentleman, Jonathan Thomp- 
son, gentleman, and Hubert Stevens, tanner, to divide the real 
estate, "One third Part thereof To Elizabeth The Said Widow & 
two Sixth parts of the Remaining two thirds thereof to Hannah 
Smith Widow Administratrix of all & Singular the Goods Chattels 
Rights & Credits of John Smith Afores d Who Died Intestate with- 
out Issue to hold During the Time of her S d Administration One 
Sixth Part to Elizabeth Woodman One Sixth Part to James Smith 
One Sixth Part to Joseph Smith, One Sixth Part to Mary Smith & 
One Sixth Part to Hannah Smith All Children of Said Intestate."] 



GEORGE MONTGOMERY 1729 DOVER 

[Bond of Hugh Montgomery, with James Boyd and John Cul- 
bertson as sureties, all of Portsmouth, April 5, 1729, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate of George Montgomery of Dover ; wit- 
nesses, Benjamin Gambling and Henry Keyes.] 



JAMES McGREGORE 1729 LONDONDERRY 

[Bond of Mrs. Mariona Macgregore and John Macmurphy, with 
Thomas Phipps and James Boyd as sureties, April 12, 1729, for 
the administration of the estate of Rev. James Macgregore of Lon- 
donderry ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Catharine Starrett.] 



360 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

MOSES SWETT 1729 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God AMen I Moses Swett of Hampton in y % 
Province of Newhampshier in New Eland Being Weak of Body 
but Sound in mind & of Parfect Meory thanks be to God for the 
Same & Calling to Remembrance y e uncertenty of this transetory 
Life & y* all flesh Must Yield unto Dath When it pleases God to 
Call, have therefore this Fifteenth Day of April in y e Year of our 
Lord one thousand Seven hundred tweny nine Made & do Consti- 
tute Ordain & Appoint & Declear this My Lasst Will & testament 
in forme & Manar following Revoking & Adnuling by these Pres- 
sents All and every testament & testaments Will & Wills by mee 
heretofore made & Declared Either in Word or Wrighting And 

this to be taken Only for my Last Will & testament & No Other 

# # * 

Itm I Will & Order that Mary My true & well beloved Wife bee 
Comfortably & honourably Supported & Maintained by my Ex- 
ecutor hereafter Named in Maner & forme as is hear in after named 
& Expressed during her Natural Life if Shee Remain A Widow 

It m as my Eldist Daughter Elizebeth is Deceast I give to her 
Husband Nathanil Hall five Shillings 

It m I give to my Daughter Mary Swain five Pounds Money or 
bills of Credit 

It m & to Easther Hoeg five pounds mony or Bills of Credit Shee 
beeing my Daughter 

It m and to my Son Daniel Swett as I have Given him his treade 
& considerable of my Estat which he hath Received I give to him 
five Shillings more to be paid by my Executor 

It m to my Daughter Deliverance Coleman I Give Eight pounds 
Money or bills of Credit 

It m to my Daughter Theodat Purington I give five pounds in 
Money or bills of Credit 

It m and to my Son Stephen Swett having Received part of his 
Portion already I give him twenty Pounds Money or bills of Credit 
— & to my Daughter Phebe Purington I give five Pounds in Money 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 36 1 

or bills of Credit & to my Daughter Huldah Coleman I give ten 
Pounds money or bills of Credit & to my Daughter Patiance I Give 
Fifteen pounds in Money or bills of Credit. 

It m As to y e Way & Man'ar of my beloved Wife having heer 
Support & Maintanance & my Will & meaning is that My Son 
Benjamin Swett Whome I Make Kxecuter to this my Will Doo take 
Care & provide for her Comfortable & Sutiable Maintanainc to 
gether with him to Dwell as one faimely or as thay agree So that 
She be Supported & maintained Comfortabley to her Content & 
Satisfaction During the time of her Widowhood & in case that My 
Wife be not Supported & Maintained to her Content & Sattisf action 
then Shee to have one Room in my House (viz) y e Lower Room 
with y e Seller under it & the Chamber over it & one Bed & beding 
belonging to it & what other housal Stuff Shee hath Ocaison for 
During the time Shee Doth Live a Widow all So half the Orcheard 
& half the Garding & two Cowes and one Swine & Lickwise y* my 
Kxecutor do provid & keepe two Cowes one Swine both Sumer 
and winter for his mother So y* Shee may have the benifit of them 
During the time of her Widohood & allso to provide Sufficiant 
Corne to make her Bread & Mallt to make her beere & firewhood 
for her to keepe one fire Sumer & winter & in case of Sickness 
Sutiable Support & tendance in time of her Sickness all to be pro- 
vided By my Executor and in case of his dath or absence to be pro- 
vided and performed by his heirs Executors or Administrators Dur- 
ing the time of her Widowhood. 

I tm I Give & bequeth to My Son Benjamin Swett All my houses 
Lands Orcheards Garden horn sted with all other Lands Grants of 
Lands Rights or Intrists of in or unto any Land Medow Marsh of 
what kind or Natur what Soer ither in Hampton or Else where y* 
belonged to mee & all so all Stock of Cretures tools or Imply- 
ments for Work or Debts Due to mee all my Estat y t belongs to me 
att y e time of my Deceas & that my Executo r be not Imposed up- 
on for the payment of the Legasies above mentioned Provided he 
doeth it in two years after my deceas And I do by these presents 
make Ordain & Constitue my Son Benjamin Swett to be my Sole 



36a NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Executor to this my L,asst Will & testiment to Cause it to be per- 
formed & fullfilled revoking all other Wills by me mad as above 
Said Read Signed Sealed and Decleared to be his Last Will and 
testement in presence of us Wittnesses 

Charles Tredwell Moses Swett 

Abraham Brown 

Nathan Swett 

[Proved Jan. 19, 1730/1.] 



RICHARD CROSS 1729 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond, in blank, signed by Joseph Cross, Thomas Phipps, and 
John Deverson ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and Benjamin 
Gambling, Jr. ; endorsed "Joseph Cross his Bond of Administra- 
tion on his Bro : Rich d Cross his Estate 19 th April 1729."] 

[Warrant, April 19, 1729, authorizing Capt. Thomas Phipps 
and John Deverson, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of 
Richard Cross of Portsmouth, administration of which is granted 
to Joseph Cross of Portsmouth.] 

[Guardianship of Mary Cross, minor, aged more than fourteen 
years, daughter of Richard Cross of Portsmouth, currier, granted 
to William Parker of Portsmouth, gentleman, Sept. 26, 1739.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 652.] 



CLEMENT MOODY 1729 EXETER 

[Alice Moody, widow, renounces administration on the estate 
of her husband, Clement Moody of Exeter, April 21, 1729, in 
favor of her oldest son, Clement Moody.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Clement Moody, 
Cartee Gilman, and Joseph Smart.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 363 

HUGH CRAWFORD 1729 CHESTER 

[Guardianship of James Crawford, minor, aged about fifteen 

years, son of Hugh Crawford of Chester, granted to Dr. Edward 

Thompson of Haverhill, Mass., June 16, 1729.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Probate Records, vol. 317, p. 36.] 

[Bond of Edward Thompson, with Robert Calef, clothier, and 
Philemon Dane, felt-maker, both of Ipswich, Mass., as sureties, 
in the sum of ^1000, June 16, 1729 ; witness, Daniel Bradley.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



RICHARD ELLIOT 1729 PORTSMOUTH 

[Warrant, Oct. 6, 1729, authorizing Samuel Shackford of 
Portsmouth and Richard Downing of Newington, gentlemen, to 
appraise the estate of Richard Elliot of Portsmouth, administra- 
tion of which is granted to his widow, Abigail Elliot.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Richard Elliot, yeoman, Oct. 27, 
1729 ; amount, ^1047.2.6 ; signed by Samuel Shackford and Rich- 
ard Downing.] 

[License, March 17, 1 730/1, to the administratrix to sell real 
estate.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate ; amount of personal 
estate, ^339.8. 6; expenditures, ,£536.19.1; items are, (4 To Sup- 
porting Abra-, a Child of the Intestate who was 4 years & Six 
Months old at his fathers Death," u To D° David another of the 
Intestates Children which was 2 Years & Six Months Old at the 
Death of his father," "To D° another of the Said Children which 
was but 1 week old at the Death of his father."] 

[Guardianship of David Elliot and Richard Elliot, children of 
Richard Elliot of Portsmouth, yeoman, granted to John Elliot of 
Portsmouth, painter, May 27, 1747.] 



364 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Various receipts, etc., signed by John Gammon, J. Ross, Benja- 
min Miller, and Ephraim Dennett. The widow appears as Abigail 
Green on a receipt dated Aug. 26, 1736.] 



PRUDENCE SPOORE 1729 . PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen The ninth day of December 1729 I 
Prudence Spoore of Portsmouth in New Hampshire in New Eng- 
land Innholder * * * 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my Son William Bratten and his 
Heirs forever the Northerly Part of my Dwelling house with the 
western half of my Garden the house as 'tis divided by the Parti- 
tion from Bottom to top — Item I give & bequeath unto my Son 
John Bratton the Southerly Side & front of my Dwelling house 
from bottom to top with the Easterly half of my Garden to be 
to him his heirs and Assiugs forever — Item I give unto my 
Daughter Mary Akerman my Silver Tankard — 

Item I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Roberts my 
Silver Porringer and also all my wearing apparel — Item I give 
& Bequeath Elizabeth Horney my Daughter my Six Silver 
Spoons — 

Item I give unto my Son Samuel ten pounds to be paid him by 
William & John Bratton my aforesaid sons Each of them to pay 
him five pounds within twelve months after my Decease — Item 
all the rest of my movable Estate Goods & Chatties Debts bills 
Bonds & Notes to be Equally Divided between my three Daugh- 
ters before herein Named And I do hereby Constitute & appoint my 
well beloved Friend & Neighbour William Lewis to be my Sole 
Executor of this my last Will & Testament & I do hereby Revoke 
Disannul & make void all Former & other wills & Bequests by me 
made & that this & no other to be my Last will & Testament 
Contained on the two Pages of this Sheet of Paper — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 365 

Signed Sealed & Delivered De- her 

clared & Pronounced by the Said Prudence X Spoore 

Prudence Spoore to be her Last mark 

will & Testament In Presence of 

us 

Ephraim Jackson 

John Deverson 

James Jeffry 

[Proved and allowed Jan. 5, 1729/30.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 118.] 



SAMUEL JACKSON 1729 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of God Amen I Samuel Jackson of Portsmouth 
being week in body * * * 

That my present wife Shall have the Sole use and improvement 
of my estate (my debts first paidd,) for the bringing up of my 
Children according to her best prudence, and that after they are 
brought up I then will that what is left in her hands be equally 
divided amongst them all Saving to her her Dower 

and I do hereby nominate and constitute my afores d wife to be 
the Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament 

In Testimony hereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seall 
the Seventeenth day of December in the Third Year of the reign 
of King George the Second, annoq Domini. 1729 

Signed Sealed And Declared in Samuell Jackson 

presence of Us 

Thomas Phipps 

Hanah ffellows 

Lazarus noble 

[Proved April 20, 1732.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Samuel Jackson, shopkeeper, April 
13,1732; amount, ^225.0.5 ; signed by James Jeffrey, Timothy 
Davis, and Nathaniel Fellows ; attested by the widow, Elizabeth 
Jackson, July 7, 1732.] 



366 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Elizabeth Jackson, minor, aged upwards of fourteen years, 
daughter of Samuel Jackson of Portsmouth, mariner, deceased, 
makes choice of her brother, Samuel Jackson of Boston, Mass., 
blacksmith, as her guardian Feb. 22, 1733-] 

[Suffolk County Probate Registry, Boston, Mass.] 

[Bond of Samuel Jackson, with Samuel Grafton, gentleman, and 
Nathaniel Cobbett, cordwainer, both of Boston, Mass., as sureties, 
Feb. 22, 1733, iti the sum of ^200, as guardian ; witnesses, John 
Payne and Thomas Monk.] 

[Suffolk County Probate Registry, Boston, Mass.] 



ALEXANDER DENNETT 1729 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God amen 

The twenty sixth Day of December in the year of our Lord : 
1729 : I : Alexander Dennet of the Town of Portsmouth in new 
Hampshire in new England yeoman Being in perfect health 

Item : I give and Demise unto my son Moses Dennet all my 
Estate in Lands (Excepting the westerly End of my house and 
Land at the Bank which shall Be Expressed herein hereafter : — 
and my will is that my son Moses Maintain his Brother Samuel 
During his Life : ( : unless it shall plese God to Return his Reson 
againe that then my son Moses pay him one hundred pounds : 
and to Be quit of maintaining him : — also I give unto my said son 
moses my houshold goods and all my husbandry : & : Carpendtary 
tools and utensils for his own use : and all my Real Estate to Be 
to him my said son Moses to have and to hold, to him his Heirs 
& Assigns for Ever : 

Item : I give unto my Daughter Susannah the West End of my 
house at the Bank with the west half of my Land thereunto be- 
longing that I have not sold John Jackson : to Be to hir and hir 
heirs and assignes for Ever 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 367 

Item : I give unto my son Ebenezar my Daughter Mehetabell 
Stuart : and my Daughter Elizbeth Sandburn : and my Daughter 
Sarrah Waymath to Each of them one shilling to be payd them 
By my son Moses : I haveing advanced them out of my Estate 
alredy : — 

Item : I : Give unto my son Samuel Dennet his maintenance 
out of my Estate During Life : unless it shall Plese God to Restore 
him to his Reson & understanding againe : then my will is that 
his Brother Moses pay him one hundred pounds out of my Estate 
and to be quit of maintaining him : 

Item : I Do By these presents Constitute make and ordaine my 
said son Moses My Executor of this my Last Will and Testement 
and I Do hereby utterly Disanull & Revoak all & Every other 
former Will & Testment Legacy & Bequest and Ex r : By me in 
any wise Before Named Willed and Bequested : and I Do herby 
appoint my Kinsmen John and Ephraim Dennet to Be overseers of 
this my Last will and to see the full and true performance of the 
Same Requesting them to accept the Charge and trust there of : 
I hereby Ratifying Allowing and Confirming this and noe other to 
Be my Last will and Testement In Wittness where of I have here- 
unto Set my hand and seal the Day & : year first above mentioned : 

Signed sealed & Declared By Alexander Dennet 

the said Allexander Dennet to Be 
his Last will & Testement In 
Presence of us 

Eph m Dennet 

Joseph Downing 

William Furnald 

[Proved June 26, 1733.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, June 26, 1733, signed by Moses 
Dennett, Ephraim Dennett, and Joseph Downing. "This is only 
a Bond That Moses Dennet should fulfill the Will of His Father 
Allexander Dennet."] 



368 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

MARTHA CRITCHETT 1729/30 DURHAM 

To al people to whom these ^sents shal Come Greeting know 
y e y t I Martha Critchett of y e Loverland part of Oyster River 
Parish in Dover w th in y e Pro e of N : Hampsh r In N : Engl d Relict 
Widow of Elias Critchett Sen r Dec d Intestate being y e proper 
owner & Disposer of the houses & lands there so long possess d by 
me from my own right of Inheritance deriv d unto me from my 
own father Jn° Goddard & having obtain d help of God my Saviour 
to Continue Alive untill now tho so Aged & Infirm In Body yet 
of Sound mind & memory & waiting for my departure hence by 
my Death of body whenever y* my Change Shal Come trusting In 
his promises of free grace for the Salvation of my Soul w ch I 
Com'itt into y e hands of my Dearest Redeemer Christ Jesus Order- 
ing my body to be Decently buried After my Decease & y e Charges 
thereof to be first of al pd Equally by my sons hereafter Named for 
heirs of my lands Instead of my last Will & Testament do Appoint 
& Determine this my Deed of gift to be unalterable for y e Disposal 
of my Real Estate as following is herein Specified : Altho dureing 
my Present life I Reserve al my Estate for my own Support Order- 
ing & Improvement as I do or shal see most Expedient Neverthe- 
less to be In force After my Decease I have given & graut d & by 
these ^sents do fully freely & Absolutely give & grant unto my 
beloved Children & Grand Children In matter maner & form as 
followeth viz" ten pounds to Each of my Daughters or y e Survive- 
ing Of spring Children of Either of them y e s d sum to be Equally 
Divided Amongst & unto Each of s d Children Namely to y e Child- 
ren of my Deceas d Daughter Wealthen Huckens alius Gray y e sum 
of io 11 — o s — o d to y e Children of my Daughter Elizab th Crom'ett : 
10 — o — o to y e Children of my Daughter Anne Bunker 10 — o — o 
to my Daughter Mary Rawlins — 10 — o — o to my Daughter Abi- 
gail Nock Alius Leathers — 10 — o — o y t is to say one third part 
thereof w ch is three pounds Six Shill s & Eight pence for her Selfe 
& y e other two thirds viz" Six pounds thirteen Shill's & four pence 
to be Equally Distributed & pd Amongst & unto her Children by 



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her former husband Elder James Nock : Also unto my Grandson 
Joseph Thomas one Acre of my Salt Marsh Any Side where he 
shal Choos it After it may be Divided Into Acres besides his father 
& my son James Thomas s Improvem* of land w ch I have Already 
given and grant d unto him my s d Grandson likewise al y e rest of 
my Estate In houses land & Marsh I do hereby give & grant unto 
my two sons namely Benjamin Thomas & Elias Critchett to be 
Equally Divided between them as near In quantity & quality as 
may be for themselves their heirs Exe rs Adm rs & Assigns forever 
they or theirs paying Equally y e proportion of one halfe Each of 
s d fifty pounds as Above Specified w th in y e space of one year After 
my Decease to Each of my s d Children or Grand Children of full 
Age & to my Grand Children when at y e Age of fourteen years 
viz" y e little Children of my Son James Nock Afores d also I do 
Will order & Require my s d Grandson Joseph Thomas out of y* part 
of my Estate w ch I have given to him to pay unto his Sisters within 
one year After my Decease as Specifi d following to his sister 
Patience Tash y e Sum of 2 11 — o — o to his Sister Sobriety Crom'ett 
y e sum of 2 11 — o— o to his Sister Eliz th Davis y e sum of 3 11 — o — o 
to his sister Mary Perkins y e Sum of 3 11 — o — o to these my Gran- 
daughters the total Sum of n 11 — o s — o d Eleven pounds so to be 
Distributed Amongst them As Wittness my hand & Seal this 
twenty first day of January In y e year of our Lord Christ Jesus one 
thous d Seven hundred and twenty nine thirty & In y e third year 
of y e Reign of his Maj*y King George y e Second of Great Brittain 
Ireland & New England &c. Defender of y e faith 

Sign d Seal d & Del d In y e Martha Critchett 

^sence of her name written w th her 

Hugh Adams own hand 

Nat 11 Hill 

John Smith 

[Deeds, vol. 17, p. 53.] 

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JOSIAH HALL 1729/30 EXETER 

[Warrant, Feb. 2, 1729/30, authorizing Capt. Jonathan Wad- 
leigh and John Lord, both of Exeter, gentlemen, to appraise the 
estate of Josiah Hall, administration of which is granted to his 
widow, Hannah Hall.] 

[Bond of Hannah Hall of Exeter, widow, with John Lord and 
Cartee Gilman, both of Exeter, as sureties, in the sum of ^1000, 
May 18, 1 73 1, for the administration of the estate of her husband, 
Josiah Hall of Exeter ; witnesses, John Bowles and John Pen- 
hallow.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Josiah Hall, merchant, Dec. 7, 1731 ; 
amount, ^811.17.8; signed by Jonathan Wadleigh and John 
Lord.] 

[Administration on the estate of Josiah Hall granted to his 

widow, Hannah Hall, June 20, 1732.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 13.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate ; receipts, ^591.17.8 ; 
expenditures, ,£370.9.7 ; allowed May 31, 1738 ; mentions "Main- 
taining Sam 1 Hall a Child of the s d Intestate who was five Years 
& five months old at his fathers Death"; ( 'D° of Abigail another 
of the Said Intestates Children until She was Seven Years of Age 
three Years & Eight months' ' ; the order of court mentions that c 'the 
Said Intestate left Children by two Several Venters some of whom 
Deceased after the Said Intestate & before they Came of Age or were 
Married", and directs the division of the estate among the widow 

and four surviving'children.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 463.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 371 

JAMES ALEXANDER 1729/30 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God amen the ninth Day of February one thou- 
sand Seven hundred and twenty nine thirty, I James Alexander of 
Londonderry within his Majesties province of newhampshire in 
New England Cordwinder being Sick and weak of Body * 

Imprimus I Give and Bequeath to mary my Dearly Beloved wife 
the Benefit of my home lot Consisting of sixty acres with all the 
Building and Improvements that are in and upon the same to- 
gether with the Benefit of my out meadow's untill my Children 
come of age, Together with all the Household Goods and furni- 
ture and moveable Effects Except what is willed by me to the 
heirs after mentioned 

Item I Give to Agnus Alexander my well Beloved Daughter a 
Second Division of Land Consisting of fourty acres by Estimation, 
Joyning upon John MacClurg's home Lott, together with two 
Divisions of meadow belonging to me which lieth in that meadow 
which goes by the name of the Eight acre meadow, as also one 
feather bed with a full shuit of Bed-Cloths of all sorts, three 
peauter Dishess, with half a duzen of peauter platers and a fine 
Dipper table Cloth and one spining wheall, and if my Doughter 
when She Comes of age be more Inclineable to take money rather 
than the afores d land & meadow, then and in that Case She shall 
have in Consideration of said land and meadow, the sum of Sixty 
pounds in Currant passible Bils of Credit 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my son Joseph Alexander the 
house Lott before mentioned Consisting of sixty acres with all 
the Building and Improvements that Shall be in and upon the 
same, and Seventy acres of my mendment and addition land, with 
all the other Divisions of lands and meadow's that shall fall to my 
share as a propretor in the township of Londonderry, Together 
with my great Bible a pair of Silver Buckels one Gunn and a 
Kean, and a yoke of oxen of five years old when he Comes of age 

I also allow my Children to be Dutifull to their mother and live 
with her untill they Come of age, and if God Should Spare and Con-. 



372 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

tinue my son Joseph untill that time that he Incline to mary a 
wife that then and in that Case he shall have a House built for 
him to live in on said house lott out of what is allready willed 
and Bequeathed to my wife and I allow my wife to Enjoy after 
my sons marriage the one half of the house Lott with the half of 
the Improvements Dureing her life and at her Death to Return to 
my Son Joseph, and 1 allow my Children to be Christianly taught 
and Educated to Read the holy Scriptures and to Write and Sifferr, 
and what Education Can be afforeded with what money and Debts 
that Belongs to me, and with what money my Broad Cloth Shuit 
of Cloths Can be Sold for, and to be Kept in Good and Decent 
Cloathing till they Come of age 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my D r Wife one hundred and thirty 
acres of my mendtnent and addition land to be Disposed of by her 
as she sees Cause at her Death, and I order my serv* man to be 
Dispos'd off and the money to be laid out for a servant that may 
be sutable and I order my other Cloths to be made fitting for said 
serv* that I now have, and I allow my wife all my houshold Goods 
& moveable Effects to be Disposed of by her as Shee Sees Cause, 
Except what is before mentioned 

Item I order and allow and appoint that if any of my Children 
should be Removed by Death Before they Come of age that the 
surrviveing Child Shall Enjoy and posess what is willed and Be- 
queathed to the Disceased Child, and if it Should be ordered by 
God that they be both Removed by Death, that then and in that 
Case, all that is willed and Bequeathed to them, Shall be Equally 
Divided among my nearest Relations and my wife's nearest Re- 
lations, 

And I do hearby utterly dissallow revoke and disanull all & 
Every other former testaments Wills Legacies and Bequeats and 
Exac rs by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed 
Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and 
testament, and do Constitute make & ordain James Reid and John 
JVJacmurphy and my D r wife Exacutors of this my last will and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 373 

testament In Wittness whereof I have hearunto Sett my hand and 
Seal this tenth Day of February 1729/30 

Signed Seal'd published pro- James Alexander 

nownced and Declared by me 
James Alexander as my last will 
and testament in the presence of 
the Subscribers 

Robert Campbell : 

Robtt: Wear 

Jams Clark 

[Proved Feb. 17, 1 730/1.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by John MacMurphy, 
Mary Alexander, James Reid, Robert Weare, and James Clark ; 
witnesses, John Penhallow and Mary Trickey.] 



JONATHAN MOODY 1729/30 EXETER 

In the name of god amen I Jonathan Moody of Exeter in the 

province of new hamshire in New England being weak of body 

* * * 

Item I Give unto my son Jonathan moody when he Comes unto 
the age of twenty one years my Dwelling house and all my Land 
he paying unto his sister the sume of twenty pounds 

Item I give unto my Dogher sarah moody the sume of twenty 
pound to be paid by her Brother Jonathan moody 

finally I give unto my well beloved wife Johanah moody whome 
I ordain the Executrix of this my Last will and testament the use of 
all my Lands and all my Estate till my son Jonathan moody comes 
to the age of twenty one years and the time of her natrual Life If 
she remains A widdow in my name and I do hereby give her my 
s fl wife full power to sell so much of my Lands as shall pay my 
Just and honest Debts and I do acknowledg this to be my Last will 
and testament hereby Revoking and Disanulling all other former 
wills and tetaments by me heretofore made and to this my Last 



374 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

will and testament I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 
twenty seventh day of feburary Anno Domini 1729/30 

Signed sealed and owned in mark 

the presence of Jonathan X moody 

Eunice Giles her mark X his 

Elizabeth marsh her mark X 

Cartee Gil man 

[Proved May 18, 1731.] 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Moody granted to his 
widow, Joanna Moody, May 18, 1731.] 

[Warrant, May 18, 1731, authorizing Cartee Gilman and 
Thomas Gordon, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 10, 1731 ; amount, ^213.19.0 ; signed by 
Thomas Gordon and Cartee Gilman.] 

[List of debts due from the estate ; amount, ^46.18.8.] 



JOSEPH CHESLEY 1730 DURHAM 

In the name of God our Savour Amen I Joseph Cheslee of the 
parish of oysterriver In dover In the provence of newhampsheir In 

new england husbandman being verey sick and weeak of bodey 

# * # 

In primas I Give and be Quath unto my Eldest Son Joseph 
Cheslee all my homestead Land and orchards with the dwelling 
house and barn thair on and the other appurtenances thair of Ex- 
cepting his mother In Law her thirds and also I gave to my s d Son 
Joseph Cheslee the choyce of my three father beds with the beding 
thair of and one yoke of oxen and two cows he haveing his choyce 
out of my Stock and when he comes to Improve the Same : In the 
Space of five years time gradualey to pay unto my Son his brother 
Thomas cheslee twenty pounds In current money or passable bills 
of Credit and also to pay twenty pounds towards the Settelment of 
my Right In canterbary according to charter 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 375 

Item I give and be Quath unto my Saccond Son Thomas cheslee 
all my out Lands at Rochester my third of a Sheir and at canter- 
bary all my hole Sheir of Land also the next bed for goodness with 
the beding thair of and one yoke of oxen and one Cow of his next 
choyce when he Comes to be of full age be sides the sixty pounds 
which I will to be paid unto him Itiem I give and be Quath unto 
my youngest son James cheslee all that my Land on the north 
side of oysterriver and all my part of the marsh or madow at new- 
town and my other bed with the beding thair of also one yoke of 
oxen and one cow when he comes to be of age to Improve the Same 
then after that In five years . gradualley to pay his Said brother 
Thomas cheslee twenty pounds In current money or bills of credit 
all these Legagises aforeS d to Each of my said sons thair hairs 
and assigns for Ever Item I will give and be Queath unto my be 
Loved and faithf ull prudant wife Sarah Cheslee besides her thrds 
of the benefeet of my homestead Estate five pounds a year to be 
paid by Each of my Said sons after Either of them Successively 
may a Rive at age for Improvement while she may Remain my 
widdow and Live upon my homestead place and I doe hearby will 
ordain and Constitute my brother In Law Cap* John Smith and 
Lu* John Smith to be my Executers of this my Last will and teste- 
ment and these my Executers to pay all my Just and Lawfull debts 
out of my hole Estate with all other nessery charges and I doe 
heary utterly disalow Revoke disanull all and Evey other former 
testements wills Legaccies and be Quaths aney wasis willed and be 
Quathed Rattefyed and confermed this and noe other to be my Last 
will and testement whare of I have hear unto set my hand and 
seal this thirteenth day of apriel anna Qua dominai one thoususund 
sevendred and thrty 

Signed sealed and declared to Joseph Chesle 

be his Last will and testement In 
the presents of 

Ebenezer Davis 

Joseph duda 

Thomas Young 

[Proved June 7, 1731.] 



37^ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, June 7, 1731, authorizing Thomas Young and John 
Rollins, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Rollins and Thomas Young ; amount, 
^1266.15.0 ; attested Sept. 6, 1731.] 



WAI/TER PHILBRICK 1730 GREENLAND 

In the Name of God Amen the Twenty first Day of May 1730 
I Walter Philbrick of y e Parrish of Greenland In y e Towneship of 
Portsmouth In y e Province of new hampshire In New England, 
Blacksmith Being weake in Body & full of paine, 

Imprimis I Give & bequeath unto my Dear & fathfull Wife Eliz- 
abeth, all my Estate both Real and personal, to be by her Im- 
proved for y e Good of my Children : she Remaining my Widow 
till my son Robert Tuftin Comes to y e age of Twenty one years, 
& then he my Son Robert Tuften to be freely Possessed of & to 
Enjoy as his Proper Estate, which I bequeath unto him, and to his 
heirs, that is to say my home place where I Now Dwell with all 
y e buildings lands trees orchard fences & what ever belongs unto 
the Same as Reale Estate ; and all my Marsh att Hampton, & all 
y e land I bought of Unkle John Philbrick Commonly Called y e old 
feild ; & all that land I bought of my Brother Jonathan Philbrick 
adjoyneing to y e old feild ; my s d wife yet haveing y e one halfe of 
y e Same so long as she Remains my Widow, and if She should 
marry againe then to have but y e one third part of my home place 
& one third part of my lands I bought of my unkle Philbrick & 
my brother Jonathan Philbrook, before mentioned, to Improve or 
y e Income of it : I also Give to my s d wife all my moveable es- 
tate within Doors and without ; for her to Dispose of among my 
Children as she shall think best : I also order my Son Robert Tuf- 
tin to pay to Elizabeth my youngest Daughter Thirty pounds as 
her portion at her marrage or at y e age of Twenty one years he 
being my principle heir 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 377 

Item I Give & bequeath to my Son Simon, & my Son Walter 
all y* land y* i bought of the wiggins's & of Sinkler where 
Thomas Avery now lives, & my Common Right of land, and any 
right of lands y* may here after appeare or accrue to me, and all my 
Debts of money Due by bills & bonds to be Equelly divided be- 
tween them or their heirs when they Come to y e age of twenty one 
years ; Excepting Thirty pound apeice to my Daughters, Mary & 
Deborah at their marriage or at y e age of Twenty one years : also 
Excepting so much as will pay y e Docters I have Improved 

Item I Constitute make & ordaine Elizabeth my well beloved 
wife to be my Executrix of y s my last will & Testament ; & my 
well beloved Son Robert Tuftin when he Comes to y e age of 
Twenty one years, to be Joint Executer with her, & I do hereby 
utterly Disallow revoke & Disanall all & Every other former Tes- 
taments wills legacies & bequests & Executors by me in any ways 
before named willed & bequeathed Ratifying & Confirmeing this, 
& no other to be my last will & Testament, In witness whereof I 
have here unto set my hand & Seale y e Day & yeare above men- 
tioned 

Signed Sealled published pro- mark 

nounced & Declared by y e s d Walter X Philbrick 

Walter Philbrook as his last will his 

& Testament In y e presence of us 
the Subscribers 

Sam 11 neell, 

mark 

Elizabeth X Neale 
her 

William Allen 

[Proved Aug. 8, 1732.] 



PHILEMON STACY 1730 NEWCASTLE 

[Inventory of the estate of Philemon Stacy of Newcastle, June 
11, 1730; amount, ^58,3.2 ; signed by Daniel Greenough and 



37$ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Joseph Simpson ; attested by Elizabeth Stacy, widow and adminis- 
tratrix, Oct. 20, 1731.] 

[Warrant, July 6, 1730, authorizing Daniel Greenough and 
Joseph Simpson, both of Newcastle, to appraise the estate of Phile- 
mon Stacy, tailor, administration of which is granted to his widow 
Elizabeth Stacy.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 22, J 731, authorizing Capt. Hugh Reed, Joseph 
Simpson, and Jotham Odiorne, Jr., to receive claims against the 
estate.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Aug. 11, 1732; amount, 
^316.16.93/4; signed by Hugh Reed and Joseph Simpson.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate ; expen- 
ditures, ^77.11.1 ; additional inventory showing total estate, 
^270.14.8; balance for creditors, ^193.3.7 ; allowed Sept. 5, 
1732.] 

[Various receipts and accounts, containing signatures of Abigail 
Long, Charles Frost, Christopher Frederick, Richard Talpey, 
Benjamin Coker, Philemon Stacy, Ambrose Downs, Alexander 
Leblond and Samuel Checkley.] 



JOHN WENTWORTH 1730 PORTSMOUTH 

In The Name of God Amen 

I John Wentworth Esq r L* Gov r & Commander in Chief of New 
Hampshire Do make & ordain this to be my Last will & Testa- 
ment as follows being under some ill habits of Body but Thro' the 
mercy of God of a Sound disposeing mind & memory & not know- 
ing how God in his providence hath determined to Deal with me 
do ordain as followeth — (Viz) I do Sincerely recomend my Im- 
mortal Soul to the Ever liveing God that Gave it me hoping thro' 
the merritts & Intercession of his only begotton Son Jesus Christ 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 379 

he will graciously be pleased to Accept it & Secundly my will is 
that my Body have a Decent & christian Buriall which I Leave 
to my Executors hereafter appointed Then as Touching my 
worldly affairs my will is that all my funerall Charges & Just 
Debts be paid as Soon as possable — and that no Difference may ar- 
rise amoungst my Chilldren after my Decease about a Divission of 
the Estate which God In his goodness hath been pleased to Bless 
me with I do hereby order it to be dispossed of as follows Viz 

Imprimis I give & bequeath to my Dear & well beloved wife 
Sarah Went worth her heirs & assignes after the debts & Legacies 
herein mentioned are paid & satisfied the whole Residue & 
remainder of my Estate both real & Personall in what place or 
under what circumstance So ever to beat her Disposall as she 
thinks proper 

Item I give & bequeath to my beloved Son Benning wentworth 
his heirs & assignes one moity of my farm in Cascobay Caled mare 
point & Two thousand pounds in any Part of my real Estate at a 
reasonable Price and where he Inclines also all my armory as guns 
Pistolls Swords &c and after his mothers deceas my Large Silver 
Punch Bowl 

Item I give my beloved Son John Wentworth his heirs and 
assignes the one moity of my farm at Cascobay called mare point 
& one thousand pounds to be paid him out of such my real Estate 
as mv Executors Shall see meet at a reasonable rate 

Item I Give to my beloved sons Hunking Wentworth W m Went- 
worth & Sam 1 Wentworth & to their Heirs Each of them One 
Thousand pounds to be paid them Out of such part of my Real 
Estate at a Reasonable Rate, as my Ex rs shall think proper 

Item I give & bequeath to my beloved Sons Mark Wentworth 
Ebenezer Wentworth, Daniel Wentworth & George Wentworth & 
their heirs to Each of them one thousend pounds to be paid them 
out of my real Estate where my Executors Shall think Proper at 
a reasonable rate & when they Shall come to age of twenty one 
years 

Item I give to my beloved wife Sarah Wentworth for the use of 



380 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

my Daughter Hatiah one thousand pounds to be at her the S d 
Hanahs own Dispossall when ever She Shall Personally demand 
it & to be paid out of my real Estate at a reasonable Price or in 
money at her Election 

Item I give to Sam 11 Pleasted Esq r five Shillings only because of 
his 111 Treatment to my Daughter Hanner hereby Cutting him 
from any other of my Estate 

Item I give to my beloved Daughter Sarah Mackpheadrise one 
thousend pounds to her and her heirs & Executors to paid by my 
Executors out of That part of my Estate that they Shall Think 
proper 

Item I give to my beloved Daughter Mary Nelson one thousand 
pounds to her & her heirs and assignes to paid out of any part of 
my real Estate that my Executors Shall think Proper & at a reas- 
onable rate 

Item I give & bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Eliz a Went- 
worth one thousend pounds & my will is that it Shall Lay in her 
mothers hands & to be paid her in such Sums & at Such Times 
as my wife Shall think proper & to be paid out of my real Estate 
at a reasonable rate 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter rebecker Packer one 
thousend pounds to her & her heirs and assignes out of my real 
Estate at a Reasonable rate & where my Executors Shall think 
Proper 

Item my will is that in case any of my children above mention- 
ed die before they cume of age that then their Portion Herin 
allotted be given to my wife to be Disposed of amongst the rest 
She thinks Proper 

and then Lastly I do hereby appoint and ordain my beloved 
Wife Sarah Wentworth my son Benning Wentworth my Brother 
Henry Sherburn George Jeffry Esq r & M r Theodore Atkinson to 
be my Excecutors to See this my Last will & Testament Exce- 
cuted Dated at Portsmouth this Seventh Day of august in the 
fourth year of His Majesties reigne anuoq e Domini 1730 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 381 

Signed Seald Dilivered & De- John Wentworth 

clared to be the Last will & 
Testament of the Honab 1 John 
Wentworth Esq r in the Presents 
of us 

Josh Peirce 

Love Cutt 

Mary Sherburn 

Sarah Gotten 

[Proved Feb. 1, 1730/31.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 25.] 



JOHN PEVERLY 1730 PORTSMOUTH 

In The name of GOD amen. The Last Will and Testament of 
John Peverly of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hampshire 
yeoman. — I John Peverly being Sick and weak, labouring under 
the inflrmitys of old age, * * * 

Imprim s — I give and bequeath to my beloved son Nath 1 Peverly 
and his heirs forever all my right title and interest in the Sawmill 
and Mill privilege, near my house, and also a peice of Marsh a 
little below the Said Mill containing about an Acre & half be it 
more or less. 

Item. — I Give and bequeath to my beloved daughter Grace Ross 
and her heirs forever The little House where I now live with the 
land about it upon the Hill as the Same is within fence containing 
about two Acres more or less and also all my Cattle & Sheep that 
I have upon my place, which I will Shall be Wintered by my son 
John the next Winter, I having already made provision for them, 
and farther I will that my Said Son John Shall pasture one cow for 
my said Daughter Grace with his own Cows on my place during 
her the Said Grace's natural life. 

Item — I Give and bequeath to my Grandson Jonathan Ross and 
to his heirs forever all my land at Barrington 



382 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Lastly — I Give and bequeath to my beloved son John Peverly 
after the beforementioned legacys are paid & Made good ; and after 
my Just debts and funeral Charges are paid and Satisfyed, all the 
residue and remaining part of my Estate whether Real or personal 
as my lands out lands feilds orchards Meadows Marsh with all the 
appurtinances to the Same belonging, To be to my Said Son John 
Peverly and to his heirs forever and him my Said Son John I do 
Constitute by these presents to be sole Executor of this my last 
Will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set 
my hand and Seal the fifth day of September 1730 — In the fifth 
year of King George the Second 

Sign'd SeaPd & Declared by The Mark 

Mr John Peverly to be his last X 

Will & Testament In Presence of of John Peverly 

Rich d Waldron 

Mathew nelson 

William Nelson 

[Proved Nov. 25, 1731-] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by John Peverly, Mat- 
thew Nelson, and John Griffith ; witnesses, John Ayer and John 
Penhallow ; endorsed, "John Peverly's Bond to fulfill His ffathers 
Will."] 



JOHN MOODY 1730 EXETER 

[Inventory of the estate of John Moody of Exeter, Oct. 30, 
1730; amount, ^442.8.0; signed by Nicholas Gilman and Cartee 
Gilman.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Moody granted to his 
widow, Abigail Moody, Aug. 10, 1731.] 

[Bond of Abigail Moody, with Nicholas Gilman and Cartee 
Gilman, both of Exeter, as sureties, Aug. 10, 1731, for the admin- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 383 

istration of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Richard 
Wibird, Jr.] 

[Additional inventory, Nov. 15, 1731 ; amount, ^50.10.0.] 

[List of debts due from the estate, Nov. 15, 1731 ; amount, 
^232. 16. 1.] 

[License to the administratrix, Nov. 16, 1731, to sell real 
estate.] 



NATHAN LONGFELLOW 1730 HAMPTON 

The Last will and Testement of Nathan Longfellow of hampton 
in The province of Newhampshier in New England being week 
and in a Low Condition of body : * * * 

Imprimis : I Give and bequeath to my Son Jonathan Longfellow 
forty acers of Land Layeing in a place Caled the New plantation 
which Land I bought of Samuell Dow and half of a Twelve acer 
Lott I bought of Thomas Loveit 

2 ly I Give and bequeath To my Son Jacob Longfellow Sixty 
acers of Land Layeing in the New plantation which Land I bought 
of Sam 11 Dolt on and the half of the above Mentioned twelve acer 
Lott I bought of Said Thomas Loveitt also my will further is that 
my Said Son Jacob Longfellow shall have the Improvement of 
Sixty acers of Land that I bought of Jacob Stanyan untill he Corns 
to be possed of what was Given him by his Grandfather Jacob 
Green of hampton afore Said Deceased : and No longer 

3 1 ? : I Give and bequeth To my Son Seuel Longfellow Two 
Lotts of Land Layeing in a place Called the Grasse Swamp Con- 
taining Each Lott Twenty acers which Lotts I bought of Cap 4 
Joseph Swett and Elehas Chace — as also one half a Twenty 
acer Lott Runing up the Rad oak Rige the other half owned by 
Joseph Low as also fifty acers of Land Layeing in the New planta- 
tion which Land I bought of Cap* Joseph Cass 



384 NEW HAMPSHIRE WIlXS 

4 ly I Give and bequeath unto My Son Nathan Longfellow a 
home Lott I bought of Caleb Swaine and John Swain Containing 
aboute Sixteen or Seventeen acers as also forty acers of Land Laid 
out To me by y e province Lott Layers and Retorned to ine on 
This province Records and Eight acers of Land I bought of Jacob 
Stanyan and a Lott of Land I bought of John french Containing 
aboute Sixteen acers and also a lott of Land I bought of Jonathan 
Godfrey Containing aboute Sixteen acers 

5 ly I give and bequeath unto My Daughter Ann Longfellow 
one hundred acers of Land I bought of Thomas ward Layeing in 
a place Called the New plantation as also the one half of my Com- 
mon Right I bought of Jethro Tilton and Jacob Moulton 

6 ly I Give and bequeath unto My Daughter Abigiall Longfellow 
one hundred acers of Land I bought of Edward Shaw Layeing in 
a place Caled the New plantation as also the other half of My 
Right in the Common that I bought of Jethro Tilton and Jacob 
Moulton 

7 ly I Give and bequeath unto My Child as Not Yet born if it 
Should be well born and Live to the age of Twenty one years That 
Sixty acers of Land I bought of Jacob Stanyan or when my Said 
Son Jacob is to aquit the Same by being possed of his Said Grand- 
fathers Estate 

8 ly I Give and bequeath unto Mary my Dearly and well beloved 
wife My Dweling house and barn with all the Lands I have ad- 
joyning to them that I bought of Cap 1 Joseph Swett Duering her 
Naterall Life then to Retorn to my above Said Son Jonathan and 
Jacob Longfellow Equaley to be devided Between them 

my will further is that all my Just Debts that I Do In Right and 
Consince owe to any parson or parsons to Gather with My funerall 
Charges be Truly paid and Satisfied out of my parsonal Estate in 
Sum Convenant Time after my Decease by my Executors here- 
after Named 

my will further is that those Children of mine that are Chargable 
for Maintainence in thare briging up that thay shall be brought 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 385 

up with an Equial prepotion of Each of my Childerns potions 
above Mentioned 

and I Doe by these presents Make Constitue and apoynt my 
Dear and well beloved wife Mary Longfellow and my well beloved 
and Dutyfull Son Jonathan Longfellow to be My Sole Executors 
to This my Last will and Testement to See that it be preformed in 
Every pertickeler and To Take Speciall Care for My Decant and 
Christian Like buriall and my will further is that if any one of 
my above Mentioned Childern should meet with any Difilcity or 
destorbunce in thare Respective porticions as above Said then 
Each one of them to bare an Equall prepotion of all Charges 
and for the Confermation of all above written I the Said Nathan 
Longfellow have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Twenty 
Second day of December annoque domini one thousand Seven 
hundred and Thirty and in the fourth year of the Reaign of our 
Soveragian Lord George the Second by the Grace of God King 
over Grate brittian &c 

witness Nathan Longfellow 

Anne Adams 

Elisabeth Cram 

Rich d Young 

[Proved Feb. 2, 1 730/1,] 

[Inventory, Feb. 22, 1730/1 ; amount, ^2630.9.1 ; signed by 
Henry Clark and Richard Young.] 

[Guardianship of Ann Longfellow, aged about thirteen years, 
Jacob Longfellow, aged eleven years, Sewall Longfellow, aged 
eight years, Abigail Longfellow, aged six years, Nathan Long- 
fellow, aged four years, and Green Longfellow, aged twenty- 
three months, children of Nathan Longfellow, granted to their 
mother, Mary Longfellow, March 6, 1732/3.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Mary Longfellow, 
Stephen Greenleaf , and Samuel Hilton ; witnesses, John Penhallo\y 



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386 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

and Jarvis Ring ; endorsed " Mary Longfellow Bond of Guardian- 
ship for six Children Viz 1 

Ann Longfellow Born Aug 1 2 d 1719 

Jacob Born July 20 th 1722 

Sewal 8 br 6 th 1724 

Abigail Feb r 5 th 1726/7 

Nathan June 8 th 1729 

Green April 3 d 1731''] 

[Guardianship of Ann Longfellow, minor, aged more than four- 
teen years, daughter of Nathan Longfellow of Hampton, granted 

to Joseph Norton Aug. 6, 1733.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 125.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond for guardianship of Ann Long- 
fellow, Aug. 6, 1733, signed by Joseph Norton, John Gaines, and 
Jonathan Longfellow ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Elizabeth 
Penhallow.] 

[Guardianship of Jacob Longfellow, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Nathan Longfellow of Hampton, granted to 
his brother, Jonathan Longfellow of Hampton, yeoman, Sept. 3, 

1736.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 141.] 

[Guardianship of Abigail Longfellow, Nathan Longfellow, and 
Green Longfellow, aged less than fourteen years, children of 
Nathan Longfellow of Hampton Falls, yeoman, granted to Joseph 
Wadleigh of Hampton Falls, yeoman, Dec. 20, 1740.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 4.] 

To the Hon ble Richard Waldron Esq r Judge of y e Probate of 
wills &c. In and for the Province of New Hampshire in New 
England. 

The Petition of Mary Mecress of Hampton in y e Province afors d 
humbly sheweth That whereas her son Named Green Longfellow 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 387 

a Minor Under the Guardianship of m r Joseph Wadley of said 
Hampton And by him Comitted to the Care of Timothy Hilliard 
suffers very much for want of suitable provision as to meat And 
Cloathing and proper Instruction & Education so that his health 
is much Impaired and his life rendered very burthensom to him 
And his Estate also is much Neglected and Great wast and spoil 
made of y e wood and timber thereupon by sundry persons whether 
by the Indulgence or allowance of his s d Guardian I Cannot say 
y r Petition 1 " therefore humbly prays that the said Minor may have 
releif under or release from his p r sent servitude and be Comitted to 
such as will take more Effectual Care for his suitable provision 
and Education And to that End that y r Hon r would please to Con- 
stitute me (his Natural) to be a Legal Guardian of his person And 
some other meet person Guardian to his Estate for the better pres- 
ervation and Improvem* of the same if need be So shall y r Petition 1 
Ever pray &c. 

Mary Mecress 
dated April 28 th 1742 

[Account of Joseph Wadleigh as guardian of Abigail Longfellow, 
Nathan Longfellow, and Green Longfellow; expenditures, ^51. 
12.0; receipts, ^73.18.0; allowed Aug. 25, 1742.] 

[Guardianship of Nathan Longfellow granted to Jonathan Gove 
of Hampton Falls, yeoman, June 29, 1743-] 



BENJAMIN CLARK 1730 NEWCASTLE 

[Warrant, Dec. 28, 1730, authorizing Joseph Simpson and 
Nathan White, both of Newcastle, to appraise the estate of Capt. 
Benjamin Clark of Newcastle, administration of which is granted 
to his widow, Jane Clark.] 

[Inventory, May 18, 1731 ; amount, ^1745.15.6; not signed.] 



388 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate of Capt. 
Benjamin Clark, mariner; amount of estate, ^1745.15.6; expen- 
ditures, ^1289.16.11 1-2; allowed Sept. 24, 1740; mentions 
"Clothing & Bringing up my youngest Son five years," " Funeral 
Charges of my Son Benj a ," "To my Eldest Son W ms Clothings & 
Charges for Schooling &c 7 years & 3 months."] 



ENOCH MUCKLEBERRY 1730 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Enoch Muckleberry of New- 
castle granted to his widow, Mary Muckleberry, Dec. 28, 1730.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 228.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 28, 1730, authorizing Joseph Simpson and Capt. 
Daniel Greenough, both of Newcastle, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 29, 1730; amount, ^209.16.6; signed by 
Daniel Greenough and Joseph Simpson.] 

[License to the administratrix, Oct. 15, 1756, to sell real estate.] 



JOHN SINCLAIR 1730 EXETER 

In the name of God Amen 1 John Sincler of Exeter in the pro- 
vince of New hamshire in New England being weak of Boddy 

* * * 

Item : I give unto my son John sinckler ten shilling he hav- 
ing received his portion allready by A deed of Gift 

Item I Give unto my son Samuel Sincler the one half of the 
Land which now Live upon after his mothers Decease the other 
half being Given to my son John Sinckler by A Deed of Gift 

Item I Give unto my three Daughters Abigail sinckler margret 
sinckler and Elisabeth sinckler to Each of them five pounds 

Item I Give unto my well Beloved wife Elisabeth Sinckler 
whome I make and ordain the sole Executrix of this my last will 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIU^S 389 

and testtnant all my moveable Estate and allso one half of my 
Land laying in Exeter town the other half being Given already to 
my Son John by A deed of Gift and I like wise Give unto her all 
my right in the Commons to be at her Disposall for Ever and 
likewise I Give unto her all my right in A Saw mill to be at her 
Disposall and I do by these present hereby revoke and Disannal 
all former wills and Testaments by me here to fore made in Con- 
firmation Whereof I have to this my Last will and testament Set 
too my hand and seall this twenty Eight day of December in the 
year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty 

Signed Sealed and owned In Mark 

the presence of John X Sinckler 

Car tee Gil man his 

Mark 

John X fullinton 
his 

Mark 

Margreat X Taylor 
her 

[Proved Nov. 16, 1731.] 



MOSES LEAVITT 1730 EXETER 

In the Name of God amen The thirty first day of December in 
the yeare of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Thirty I 
Moses Leavitt of Exeter in the Province of new Hampshr in new 
England being aged and feeble * * 

Imprimus whereas I have formerly Given to my Eldest son 
Moses Leavitt fifty acres of Land Lying in Exeter near the Great 
Hill so Called Joyning to the Land of Samuel stevens also fourty 
five pounds in money I now Give and bequeath to my s d Son 
Moses Thirty six acres of my Part or proportion of the Common 
land allowed me by the Commatte that proportioned the Common 



39° NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 

Land for the Towne of Exeter afors d which I designe to be his 
proportion of my Estate 

Item I Give and bequeath to my son Timothy fifty acres of land 
where his house now stands upon a part it Joyns upon the Land 
of Justis Thing my son Timothy shall have the full halfe of that 
hundred acres I have there be it more or Less also I Give to my 
son Timothy fourty acres of Land being part of one hundred acres 
of Land Joyning upon the Robinsons Land and my son Timothyes 
part shall Ly next to the Robinsons Land 

Item I Give and bequeath to my son Stephen the one halfe of 
four score acres of Land on that side where his house now stands 
be it more or Less lying upon deer hill plaine also the one halfe 
of my hundred acres Joyning to the Land I Give to my son Tim- 
othy on that side, Joyning to the little River 

Item I Give and bequeath to my son Joseph fifty acres of Land 
Lying near the Great Hill between the land of Theophilus Har- 
dey and the Land of Jonathan Smith also Twenty acres of Land 
lying upon the south side of the Land I Give to my Son Dudley 
between my son Dudleys Land and the Land of Justis Thing 

Item I Give and bequeath to my son John whereas I have for- 
merly Given to him the one part or halfe of one hundred acres of 
Land be it more or Less bounding upon the Land of Capt Theoph- 
ilus Smith and the Land of wiliam Samborne deceas d and So to 
the cove and bounding on the cove my s d son John shall have 
the whole of s d hundred acres Provided he pay or cause to be paid 
the full sum of Thirty pounds To my Daughter Dorothy in money 
or Bills of Credit within the space of Three years after my dis- 
cease that is to say Ten pounds Each yeare untill the Thirty 
pounds be paid 

Item I Give and bequeath to my son Dudley my home Lot con- 
taining Seven acres be it more or less with the house or houses 
and all the buildings upon the same which Land Lyeth upon the 
Road that leads to Hampton and bounded on the Land of Capt 
James Leavit on three sides also my Lot called Rockey hill Lott 
Containing three score acres be it more or less begining at the land 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 39 1 

of Capt James Leavitt on the Road that Leads to Hampton and 
runing by s d Roade to the Land of John foulsom Junier and Tun- 
ing by the s d foulsoms Land the whole of his Length and then 
runing Easterly to the highway that Goeth over walls cove or the 
bridge that is in the Roade that Leads to a plac Called and Knowne 
by the Name of Drink water and so bounding on the Creek and 
every part of the creek till it Comes to the Land of Capt Jonathan 
Wadleigh and bounding on the Land of Captain wadleigh and 
Docter Deane Till it Comes to the Land of Capt James Leavitt 
and by Capt Leavits Land To the Roade first mentioned also I 
Give to my s d son Dudley fourty acres of Land lying on the south 
side of the Land I Give to my son Timothy and wheras my son 
Timothyes Land is bounding on the Robinsons Land the whole 
lying to the westerly Ende of the land Given to my sons Timothy 
and Stephen also I Give to my son Dudley six acres And an halfe 
of salt marsh lying in Stratham Knowne by the name of the Little 
Rouudaboute the whole of my Rite there also I Give To my son 
Dudley my part or proportion of the Common Land belonging to 
the Township of Exeter allowed me by the Commatee Exepting 
what I have before Given to my son moses and what I shall here- 
after Give to my Grandson Frances Liford also I Give and be- 
queath to my son Dudley Two fether beds and the one halfe of 
the moovables in or belonging to the house that I do not in this 
my will give to my daughter dorithy also I Give to my Son dudley 
my moovable stock all Exept such a part as I shall hereafter re- 
serve and Give to my daughter Dorothy Provided that my son 
Dudley satisfie and pay my Just debts and be at the Charge of 
my funerall and fully comply with and performe whatsoever here- 
after in this my will order him to do and performe 

Item I Give and bequeath to my daughter Dorothy Thirty 
pounds in money or bills of Credit to be paid by my son John 
within three years after my decease that is to be understood Ten 
pounds Each and Every yeare till the Thirty pounds be paid 
also I Give and bequeath to my daughter Dorothy one Roome in 
my now dwelling house any Roome that she shall Choose or see 



392 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Cause to live in also what Land she shall see Cause to Improve 
for a Garden where she thinks most convenient also preveledge in 
the celler and in any of the Roomes of the house durein her naturall 
Life also I Give to my Daughter Dorothy one Cow and six sheep 
the one halfe of the swine that I shall Leave on the place and 
and one quarter part of the produce of the Corn and apples Grow- 
ing on the place or Lands also I Give to my Daughter Dorothy 
three fether beds also her mothers and her sister maryes Cloths 
both Linnen and woollen and of what Kind soever or any other 
woollen Cloth in the house also that what moovables I have not 
before in this my will Given away shall be equally devided be- 
tween my son dudley and my daught r Dorrothy 

Item I Give and bequeath to my son Dudley my full Rite I 
have to a double sawmill in Exeter upon a creek that Goeth out 
of the main River to deacon willsons mill my part being five dayes 
in one fortnight Provided I do not dispose of it in my Life time 
And my will is that my son dudley shall not molest nor hinder 
his sister Dorothy from Liveing in the house as afors d and that 
he Keep her Cow and other Creatuers for her both winter and 
summer and that he do the best he Can to Till the Land and Give 
to his sister Dorrothy the full quarter part of the produce both of 
Come and apples Raysed or growing on the Lands and also to pay 
five pounds to each of my other Daughters within four years after 
my discease 

Item I Give to my Daughter Elizebeth fifield five pounds to be 
paid within four years after my decease by my son dudley 

Item I Give to my daughter Sarah Liford five pounds to be paid 
by my son Dudley within four years after my decease 

Item I Give to my Daughter Hannah Gillman five pounds to be 
paid within four years after my decease by my son dudley 

Item I Give and bequeath to My Grandson frances Lifurd thirty 
acres of my Common Land alowed to me for my proportion of the 
Common Land belonging to the Town of Exeter I the S d Moses 
Leavitt do ordaine and appoint my Two sons John Leavitt and 
Dudley Leavitt to be my Executs to this my Last will and testa- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 393 

ment to see it fully and duly Executed according to the trew 
meaning of it and I do hereby disalow Revoke and disanull all 
and every Testament wills Legacyes and bequests and Executers 
by me in any wayes before Named willed and bequeathed Ratify- 
ing and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and 
Testament In Witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and 
seale the day and yeare above mentioned 

Signed Sealed and published Moses Leavit 

pronounced and declared by the 
s d Moses Leavitt as his Last will 
and Testament In the presence of 
us the Subscribers 

Jeremiah Calfe 

James Young 

Benjamin Smith 

[Proved June 6, 1731.] 

[Bond of John Leavitt and Dudley Leavitt, with Benjamin 
Smith as surety, in the sum of ^1000, June 16, 1731, for the 
settlement of the estate ; witnesses, George Walker and John 
Penhallow.] 



WILLIAM PARKER 1731 PORTSMOUTH 

In The Name of God, x\men 

I William Parker of porthmouth in the province of Newhamp- 
shire in New England Letherdresser * * * 

Imp r My will is That all my Just debts and funerall Charges be 
paid out of My Estate by My Executers hearafter Named and in 
order to Solve which My will is that all My Tannyard with the 
Buildings therunto belonging : and all the Stock in S d yard : & 
Tools & utensills be first sold — and if it shall Not hold out to pay 
my Debts then I Give all My Common Rights at Sandy Beach for 



394 N: &W HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

the purposes above s d and if any Debts as afore s d shall Remain 
More then s d Rights will answer : then allso I give all My Right 
in Bareington for to answer the same — 

Item I Give unto Lydia my well beloved wife Twenty pounds 
To be paid out of my Estate by my Executers allso I Give her : 
the fifty pounds Now in the hands of our Brother Nath Hartt S d 
Sums of money I Give unto her her heirs and assigns for Ever : 
allso I Give unto My s d wife the Improvement of my whol Estate 
for her Comfortable Subsistance During the Time shee shall Re- 
main my widdow 

Item The Rest & Residue of My Estate Real personall & Mov- 
able That is not above willed away : att my S d wives Marriage 
or Deceace : I Give and bequeath unto My four Children To be 
Equally Devided among them : To Each an Equall share to by 
them Their heirs & assigns Enjoy d for Ever And I Do hearby 
Constitute and apoint My Two sons William parker & John parker 
Only & Sole Executers of this My Last will and Testament and I 
Do hearby utterly Dissalow Revoke & Make Void all & Every 
former or other Wills & Executers by Mee in Any ways Made Or 
Named Rattening allowing & Confirming this and No other to be 
My Last will & Testamentt In Wittness Wherof I the S d William 
Parker have Hearunto Sett My hand and Seal : Dated the 
Day of annoque Domini 173 1 

Signed Sealed published pro- William parker 

nounced and Declared by the S d 
William parker as his Last will 
& Testament in presence of us 

John Addams 
hir 

Katharine X Dennet 
mark 

Eph m Dennet 

[Proved July 25, 1737.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 395 

SAMUEL SCRIBNER 1730/1 EXETER 

[Inventory of the estate of Samuel Scribner of Exeter, Jan. 
12, 1730/1 ; amount, ^128.19.0; signed by Cartee Gilman and 
Samuel Judkins; attested by the widow, Anna Scribner, May 18, 

I73I-] 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Scribner of Exeter 

granted to his widow, Anna Scribner, May 18, 1731.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 243.] 

[Bond of Anna Scribner, widow, with Cartee Gilman and Sam- 
uel Judkins, both of Exeter, as sureties, in the sum of ^400, May 
18, 173 1, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, John 
Penhallow and John Cross.] 

[List of debts due from the estate ; amount, ^76.10.10.] 

[License^ Sept. 31, 1731, to the administratrix to sell real 
estate.] 



JOHN FROST 1730/1 NEWCASTLE 

In the Name of God Amen I John ffrost of New Castle in the 
Province of New Hampsh r in New England Esq r having been by 
many repeated calls of Divine Providence put in Mind of y e Mor- 
tality of My Body, and the Uncertainty of this L,ife * * * 

I st I give and bequeath unto Mary ffrost my dearly beloved Wife 
all & Singular my Estate both Real and Personal of what Nature 
Kind or Quality soever, it be whether Houses, Barns, Ware- 
Houses, L,ands, Vessels, Merchandizes, Goods, Wares, Moneys, 
Bonds, Mortgages, or Book Debts. And whatsoever else I am in 
Possession of and am entitled to at this Time, (Except what Shall 
be hereafter given and Bequeathed unto my Children) to her own 
proper Use Benefit and disposal. And to Enable her to pay my 



39^ NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIJ^S 

Just Debts and Funeral Charges And to Support and bring up my 
young Children unto Such good Education Learning and Trades 
as She Shall think best with y e Advice of my Overseers hereafter 
mentioned. And I give her full Right and Power to Sell and dis- 
pose of any Part of my Real & Person 1 Estate, (except what Shall 
be hereafter given) for y e Uses afores d & for y e payment of y e 
Respective Legacys which in this my Will I have appointed for 
her to pay. And what Part of my Estate Shall remain and be 
found not disposed of for y e Uses afores d I give and bequeath 
unto my Said Wife for her own Use Benefit and Comfortable 
Maintenance, and to be disposed of as She Shall think best to her 
Heirs and Assignes forever. 

2 dly I give and bequeath unto my Son William ffrost the House 
and I^and about it that I bought of my Sister Abigail Fryer Dec d 
and also y e New Warfe and Ware House on Said Land. As also 
y e Land I bought of John Cranch, & y e way that is reserved out 
of y e Land I Sold Peter Harvey As also part of y e Land bought 
of Thomas Marshalls Widow, beginning at y e North West Corner 
of Venards House & running upon a Straight Line till it come to 
Cristopher Fredericks Land. And also a little Pasture I bo* of y e 
Rev d Jerem h Wise to him his Heirs & Assignes forever. I also 
give my Said Son William y e Moiety or half of my Rights and 
Interest in and to certain Tracts & percells of Land and Meadow 
lying and being on Sheepsgut River betwene Sagadahock and 
Pemaquid w ch I bo* of M r John Witt & his Wife. I also give my 
Said Son y e one Sixth Part of my Rights in y e Common & un- 
divided Lands within y e Townships of Kittery & Bewick the 
Above Bequeathed Premises with all y e Priviledges and Appur- 
tenances thereunto belonging I give to my S d Son William his 
Heirs & Assignes forever they being his Portion of my Estate. 

3 ly I give and bequeath unto my Son John ffrost a certain Tract 
of Land lying and being in y e Township of Kittery at a place 
called Stony Brook which Land I conveyed to my Said Son as by 
my Deed bearing Date y e Seventh day of Sept r anno Domini 
one Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty. And wheras my Said 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 397 

Son John Frost Mortgaged and made over y e aboves d Land to 
me for y e Paym* of one Thousand Pounds as by an Instrument 
in writing bearing Date y e : Tenth Day of November following 
y e afores d Date : I do therefore by Vertue of this my Wil acquit 
and discharge my Said Son John of and from y e Paym* of the Said 
one Thousand Pounds and declare y e Aboves d Instrum 1 or Mort- 
gage to be null and Void and my Self therwith Satisfied and Con- 
tented With this Consideration that he pay to my two youngest 
Daughters Jane and Dorothy Frost y e Sum of Three Hundred 
Pounds apiece in Money or passable Bills of Credit of New Eng- 
land when they Shall arrive to y e age of Eighteen Years or be 
Marryed. I also give my Said Son John y e House and Barn 
orchard with all y e Stock of Cattle Hogs And all other Living 
Creatures belonging to Said Tract of Land, together with all y e 
Carts Sleds Yoaks Chains & all other Instruments of Husbandry, 
And all y e Profits Privil edges Immunities Commodities Emolu- 
ments and Appurtenances belonging or in any ways Appertaining 
to Said Tract of Land to him His Heirs and Assignes forever. I 
also give to my Said Son John the one Sixth Part of all my Rights 
in the Common and Undivided Land within The Townships of 
Kittery & Berwick : to him his Heirs and assignes forever. The 
Premises being his Portion. 

4 ] y I give and bequeath unto my Son Charles ffrost, the Moiety 
or half part of all my Right and Interest in and to certain Tracts 
or Parcels of Lands and Meadow lying on Sheepsgut River be- 
tween Sagadahock and Pemaquid which I bought of M r John Witt 
and Mary his Wife as by their Deed may appear. I also give my 
Said Son Charles y e Fourth Part of a Tract of Land lying and be- 
ing in Saco, w ch I bought of M r Jacob Clark, as also the One Sixth 
Part of all my Land in East New Jersy which I bought of my Bro r 
Benjamin Peirce dec d as by their Deeds may more fully appear. 
I also give my Said Son Charles the one Sixth Part of all my 
Rights in the Common and undivided Lands within the Town- 
ships of Kittery arid Berwick. The above bequeathed Premises 
with the Priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belong unto my 



39§ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Son Charles his Heirs and Assignes, forever it being his Portion 
of my Estate. 

5 1 ? I give and bequeath unto my Three youngest Sons Andrew 
Pepperrell, Joseph, and George Frost, and to each of them in 
Severalty y e one Fourth Part of a Tract of Land lying in Saco 
which I bought of m r Jacob Clark, and also to each of them y e 
one Sixth Part of all my Rights in y e Common and undivided 
Lands within the Townships of Kittery and Berwick, to them & 
each of them in Severalty their Heirs and Assignes forever. I also 
give my Said three youngest Sons one Hundred Pounds Apiece 
in Money or Such Estate as my Executrix with y e Advice of my 
Overseers Shall think best, and to be paid by my Executrix At 
Such Times when they Shall come to Lawfull age as She Shall 
think proper and Convenient, the Premises being their Portion 

6 I give and bequeath unto my three Eldest Daughters, Sarah 
Abigail and Miriam Frost the Sum of Three Hundred Pounds 
apiece in money or Such Goods or Estate as my Executrix with 
y e Advice of my overseers Shall think best, and to be paid at Such 
Times after they Shall arrive to Lawfull age or be Marryed as my 
Executrix Shall think fit and proper. I also give my Said Eldest 
Daughters, to each of them their Heirs and Assignes in Severalty 
forever the one Sixth Part of all my Lands in East New Jersy w ch 
I bought of My Bro r Benjamin Peirce Dec d these being y r Portion 

7 I give and bequeath unto my two youngest Daughters Jane 
and Dorothy Frost the Sum of Three Hundred Pounds a Piece in 
Money or Passable Bills of Credit of New England to be paid by 
my Son John Frost when they Shall arrive to Lawfull age or be 
Married I also give my Said youngest Daughters Jane and Dorothy 
and to each of them their Heirs and Assignes in Severalty forever 
the one Sixth Part of all my Lands in East New Jersy which I bo* 
of my Bro 1 Benj a Peirce afores d the Premises being their Portion 

8 My Will is that if any of My Children afores d that are grown 
to Lawfull age, shou'd have any of my Estate before my Decease 
and they Shou'd be Charged with the Same in any of my Books 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 399 

of Acco ts that they be Accountable to and pay the Same to my 
Wife out of their own Portion after my Decease. 

9 If any of my Children afores d Shoud die without lawful Issue 
or without Lawfully disposing of their respective Parts or Portions 
of my Estate in this my Will assigned them ; then and in such 
Case my will is that their Said Portion return to my Wife And 
She Shall Enjoy it as her own Estate, and dispose of it as She 
Shall think Proper. But if She die before then it Shall be divided 
amongst my other Children that Shall Survive or those that Shall 
legally represent them. 

10 I do Ordain Constitute and appoint my beloved Wife Mary 
ffrost the Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament de- 
siring her to observe, and Abide by this my Will. I do also desire 
my Well beloved Friends the Hon ble William Pepperrell Jun r Esq r 
Thomas Pierce and Joseph Simson Esq rs to be the overseers of this 
my Last will and Testam* praying them to Advise and Assist my 
Executrix in ordering and desiding all difficulties that may arise 
on any Acco* about this my Will, and that any two of them may 
determine on the Same. I also desire my Executrix to give each 
of them a Gold Ring apiece in remembrance of me. 

In Witness that this is my last Will and Testament I have here- 
unto Set my Hand and Seal this Twentieth Day of January in the 
Fourth Year of y e Reign of our Soveraign Lord George y e Second 
King of great Brittan France and Ireland Defender of the Faith 
&c : Annoque Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty 
and One. 

Signed Seale'd Published Pro- Jn° ffrost 

nounced and Declared by the 
within named John ffrost as his 
last will and Testament In the 
Presence of us the Subscribers 

Richard Jordan 

John Pearce 

Henry Trethefer 

Joseph Newmarch 

Simon Frost 



4-00 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Proved March 23, 1733.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, March 23, 1733, to fulfill the 
conditions of the will, signed by Mary Frost, William Pepperell, 
Jr., and Thomas Peirce ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Benja- 
min Gambling, Jr.] 



JOHN WIBIRD 1 730/1 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Wibird of Portsmouth 
granted to Richard Wibird of Portsmouth Jan. 22, 1 730/1.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 251.] 

[Inventory of the personal property; amount, ^226,16.7; 
signed by John Rindge and Joseph Simpson ; attested Dec. 1731.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 250.] 



JAMES LANGLEY 1730/1 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of James Langley of Dover 
granted to his widow, Mary Langley, Feb. 16, 1 730/1.] 

[Bond of Mary Langley, with Joseph Wheeler and Abraham 
Stevenson as sureties, in the sum of ^1600, Feb. 15, 1 730/1 ; 
witnesses, John Penhallow and Benjamin Gambling, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 16, 1730/1, authorizing Capt. Francis Mathes 
and Joseph Wheeler, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 12, 1731 ; amount, ^1580.14.6; signed by 
Francis Mathes and Joseph Wheeler.] 

Articles of Agreement Indented and Made, Concluded and Fully 
Agreed unto, Contracted, Subscribed, and Confirmed, The Fourth 
Day of April In The Year of our Lord, One Thousand, Seven 
Hundred, and Thirty Two ; and In The Fifth Year of The Reign 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 401 

of our Sovereign Lord George The Second, By The Grace of 
God King of Great Brittain, France and Ireland &c : Defender 
of The Faith : Between The Relict and Orphane-Children of The 
Late Deacon James Langley, of Oyster-River Parish In Dover, 
within The Province of New-Hampshire, In New-England, De- 
ceased Intestate, Each of The Parties Herein Specified as Follow- 
ing, Namely, The Widow Mary Langley, Their Mother Admin- 
istratrix on the One Part; and on the other Parte her Children, 
James Langley and Thomas Langley, both of Age for themselves 
to Inherit ; The Next John Langley, and Job Langley, both of 
them Yet in their minority Under their Guardian Captain Francis 
Mathes ; and also the three Youngest in minority Named Samuel, 
Eldad, and Mary Langley, Under the Care of Their Guardian 
Deacon Joseph Wheeler : Each Party Agreeing, as Folio weth, 
viz. 

Imprimis, That The Said Widow Mary Langley Shall Have 
Special Propriety in, Hold, Use, Occupie, Possess and Enjoy 
peaceably & quietly, The Whole House She now Dwelleth in 
(Except the East Northerly Addition or End thereof) and her 
own Choice Of One Third Part of All, and of every One Portion 
of both The Real and Personal Estate of her Late Deceased Hus- 
band, the Said Deacon James Langley, During the Term Of her 
Natural Life ; For and In Consideration also of her honestly and 
Seasonably Paying One Third Part of the Debts justly Due from 
said Estate. 

Item. That Their Said Eldest Son James Langley, Shall have 
for himself and his Heirs, The Said Eastern Additional End of 
the Said House so Excepted ; And also Two Thirds of all the 
Homestead Farm, and of the Land Bought of Samuel Williams, 
and also of the Barns or Hovels therein &c After his Said Mother 
The Widow hath previously made her first Choice of her Thirds 
of all the Said Homestead Farm, and Land Aforesaid, For and in 
Consideration also of his honestly and Seasonably Paying out, 
The Debts and Portions according to his Proportion of the Said 
Estate unto The Other children in Minority, 



402 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item That Their Second Son, The Said Thomas Langley and 
his Heires, (after his said Mother The Widow hath previously 
Chosen her Third Part thereof) Shall Have &c The Land or Place 
Galled Rands. He likewise Paying His Proportion Of the said 
Debts, and of the Portions of the Other children in minority. 

Item That The Third and Fourth Son, John Langley, and Job 
Langley, and their Heires, (after their said Mother The Widow 
shall have made her Choice first of any Third Part Thereof for her 
own Use during her life) Shall Have &c : The Land that was 
Bought of John Williams sen r and of James Huckens, Consisting 
of about Ninety Acres more or less, all y* is now in fence Situate 
lying and Being On the South Westerly side of The Mast Way, 
Westward from the Farm of their Uncle Job Rennolds : To be 
Equally Divided for Quantity and Quality between them ; to be 
Possessed by Each of them successively when of Adult age ; and 
In the Mean Time for their Benefit to be Under The Guardian- 
ship Improvement of The Said Captain Francis Mathes ; Out of 
Whose Said Estate of Lands — Value, & Product, must likewise 
be Payed their Proportions of the Said Debts, and of the Portions 
of the Other children in Minority 

Item That The Other Two Thirds of The Personal Estate of 
Moveables Shall be Improved (for the Suitable Maintenance and 
Education of The Three Youngest Children in their Minority 
Namely Samuel, Eldad, and Mary Langley, untill they may Suc- 
cessively Come of Adult Age :) By their Said Guardian Deacon 
Joseph Wheeler: And Then To Refund The Remainder of said 
Personal Estate to Each of said Minor Children as may then be 
justly the Due of Each of them, in as Equal Proportion as Possible ; 
After Each of the Said Guardians may be Justly and Seasonably 
Recompenced for His Proportionable Time Trouble and Care in 
Such A Faithfull Stewardship as herein may be Requisite and 
Expedient. 

Finally. That At The Decease of their Mother The Above 
Named Mary Langley, It may and Shall be Lawfull and Expedient 
for Her as A Testatrix of Her Thirds in Said Personal Estate of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 403 

Moveables, in her Propriety and Possession Of Every Part and 
Parcell Thereof ; To Will, Give, and Bequeath the Same Unto 
Whomsoever She may please to Esteem most worthy Thereof : 
But After Her Decease That Right of Third Part In Each Parcell 
of The Lands Aforesaid Belonging To The Real Estate of Her 
Late Husband Deceased : Hereby may and shall Respectively Fall, 
and Be Leaved unto, Each of her Aforesaid Sons That Doth or 
May Himself, His Heires or Assigns ; Then Inherit & Possess The 
Other Two Thirds of said Lands Intirely, to Have Just Propriety 
in, Claime of, Right and Title unto, All The Priviledges, Benefits 
Commodities and Appurtenances Thereof for So much Real Estate 
of Inheritance for ever. 

And In Special, That Her Said Eldest Son James Langley, his 
Lawfull Heires Executors, Administrators or Assigns : then may 
& shall take Possession of and Inherit Her said Dwelling House 
and her Third of Barns and Hovels Upon Said Homestead Farm 
and other Land, After The Demise of His said Mother Mary Lang- 
ley ; Upon Presupposition of His Approving Himself, and his 
Family (as well as Each of her other Children afore Named) De- 
cently Dutifull unto her During her Present Life. 

In Witness Whereof, Each of The Said Parties To These Pres- 
ent Indentures Have Interchangeably Sett Their Hand & Seals 
The Day Month and Year First Herein Written. 

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered hur 

In The Presence of Mary X Langley 

Caleb wakham mark 

Stephen Buss James Langley 

Thomas Langley 
Francis Mathes 
Joseph Wheler 
John Langley 
Job Langley 



404 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

memorandum That Notwithstanding what is Given to the Third 
& fourth son, John Langly & Job Langley if that Land or any 
part thereof should be Lost, Viz* the Thirty Acres of Land Bo't of 
James Huckins, That Then the whole Estate should bear the Loss 

Witnessed by 

Jabez Fitch 

Benj' a Gambling jun f 

[Allowed April 7, 1732.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Joseph Wheeler, Ben- 
jamin Rust, and John Kent ; endorsed "Joseph Wheelers Bond of 
Guardianship for Jm s Langley 's three Youngest Children, Viz 1 
Mary Langly, Sam 1 Langly, & Kldad Langly."] 

[Guardian's account, allowed March 28, 1753.] 



SAMUEL SHACKFORD 1730/1 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

I Samuell Shackford of Portsmouth in Newhampshire in New 
England Blockmaker * * * 

Item : I give all My Estate in Lands in Newington to my son 
William Shackford & his heirs & assigns for Ever he paying such 
Legacies and bequests as hereafter and alsoe the one halfe of the 
Wharfe and work shop and ware house Where I usually Workt 
and the one halfe of all the Tooles used and in Partnership with my 
Brother John Shackford : the Wharfe house and Land my Part 
thereof to be to my son W m his heirs and assigns for Ever 

Item I will and bequeath the Eastern End of My Dwelling house 
in Portsmouth that part where I now liveth to the use of my wife 
Dureing her Widowhood : And the Western End where my son 
John liveth to himselfe and if my wife Mary againe : or at her 
Death Then I will all the said house and Land Garden and appur- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 405 

tenances to my son John his heirs and assigns for Ever — my wife 
to have halfe y e Garden Deuring her Widowhood : — 

Item : I give unto My son in Laws Samuell Sherburn & Eze- 
kiell Pitman and their heirs & assigns for Ever all that house & 
Land Where they now livs : to Ezekiell Pitman the Wester halfe ; 
and to Samuell Sherburn the Easter halfe, Pitman to have the 
Bennifit of the way at the Eastern End of the house and round 
the same in Comon with his Brother law Sam 11 Sherburn 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Joshua my halfe Right in 
the Town of Chester with all preveliges to him his heirs and as- 
signs for Ever and alsoe my Right in Barrington to him his heirs 
and assigns for Ever 

Item I give my halfe part of the Gundulow in Partnership with 
my Brother John to my Son W m : he to let his Brother John have 
her at any time or times to fetch his own wood or other things for 
his own use 

Item I Give and bequeath to any of the Children of my son 
Samuell Deceasd If they or any Come here ten shillings to be pd 
by my Son William — 

Item I give and bequeath all my Stock of Catle at Newington of 
Every Kind to my Son William — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Wife Frances 
twenty Eight pounds ^ annum Dureing her Life and in lieu of 
her thirds of My Estate : to be paid her out of the produce of My 
part of the Farm at Newington by my son William : in any thing 
that my wife may want for house keeping — 

Item I Will that my son William pay unto my Wife or her order 
the sume of fifty pounds money as he can produce the same out 
of the Incom of My Estate : or sooner if he See fit 

Item I will that my son William pay unto his sister Mary 
Hodgden five pounds fJ annum in som sort of Goods for six 
Years untill thirty pounds be so paid her after my wifes Decease 

Item I will that my son John Pay unto his two sisters Pitman 
and Sherburn after my Dwelling house Comes into his Possession 



406 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

the sume of ten pounds Each : within two years after such Pos- 
session happens — 

Item I will that my son Joshua shall have one feather bed and 
beding after his Time is out — 

Item I give unto Kach of my Daughters two of my silver spoons 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son John the Looking Glass 
& halfe Dozen of Chaires in the further Roome after his mothers 
Decease 

Item I give unto my son William my Great Bible after my wifes 
Decease 

all the Remaineder of My Estate Not herein Disposed off I Will 
that it be Equally Divided betwene iny Children after my wifes 
Decease 

And I Do by these presents Constitute make & ordaine my son 
William my sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament 
And I Do hereby utterly Disallow Revoake & Disanull all & Every 
other former Testament will & bequest & Exec 1 by me in any wise 
before named Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be my 
Last will & Testam* In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my 
hand & seal the Day and yeare above said 

Signed sealed published and Sam 11 Shackford 

Declared by the said Samuell 
Shackford as his Last will 
and Testament after the words 
(house) (six) (thirty) (Glass) 
were interlined — & five oblitera- 
tions Made — In presence off us — 

William Winkley 

Thomas Hammitt 

James Jeffry 

[Proved March n, 17 30/1.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 407 

LAWRENCE ELLIS 1 730/1 NEWCASTLE 

[Bond of Stephen Barton and his wife, Mary Barton, formerly 
widow of Lawrence Ellis, with John Wilson and Daniel Greenough 
as sureties, March 16, 1730/x, for the administration of the estate 
of Lawrence Ellis of Newcastle, barber ; witnesses, John Penhallow 
and Benjamin Gambling, Jr.] 

[Warrant, March 16, 1730/1, authorizing Capt. Daniel Green- 
ough and Capt. John Wilson, both of Newcastle, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Daniel Greenough and John Wilson ; 
amount, ^103.2.8; attested March 24, 1730/1.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of personal estate, ^53-2.8; expenditures, ^106.12.5; mentions 
4 'Maintaining a Child six month till it arrived to 7 years Old."] 

[License, June 21, 1732, to Stephen Barton and his wife, Mary 
Barton, administrators, to sell real estate of Robert Ellis of New- 
castle.] 

[Various receipts, etc., containing signatures of Sampson 
Sheafe, William Pepperell, Benjamin Parker, Theodore Atkin- 
son, John Wilson, Christopher Frederick, John Bradford, Joshua 
Cate, and Joseph Simpson. 

John Bradford's receipt to the widow, Mary Ellis, for funeral 
supplies is dated July 29, 1728.] 



SAMUEL RAND 1730/1 RYE 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Rand of Rye granted 
to his widow, Abigail Rand, March 17, 1 730/1.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 180.] 



408 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLES 

[Bond of Abigail Rand, widow, with Joseph Locke and James 
Marden, both of Rye, as sureties, in the sum of ^iooo, March 17, 
1 730/1, for the administration of the estate ; witnesses, Benjamin 
Miller and John Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, March 17, 1 730/1, authorizing Capt. George Walker 
of Portsmouth and Joseph Locke of Rye to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory; amount, ^416.10.0; attested June 16, 1731.] 



JOHN HAM 1731 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

The sixth day of Aprill anno Domini 1731 I John Ham of 
Portsmouth in Newhamshire in New England Yeoman being thro' 
the Mercy of God in health * * * 

Imprimis. I will that my Just Debts be paid by my Executrix, 
and for my funerall Charges it is to be paid by my two Sons 
William : & Thomas Ham : I having given my old place in Ports- 
mouth to them on that and other Considerations mentioned in 
their Deeds. 

Item I will and Bequeath unto my well beloved Wife Judith 
Dureing her life for the Bringing up of My Children by her all 
that Land I Bought of Hannah Snell of Portsmouth affore Said 
Widow : which was the Right & Estate of Dodavah Hull Late of 
Portsmouth affore said Deceasd being forty fower acres, and alsoe 
I give and bequeath unto her Dureing her Naturall life My Right 
Title and Interest in the Comon Land of the Town of Portsmouth 
affore said as it is My Due according to a Vote of the said Town 
passed in the yeare 1699 as the same May be laid out by the 
Comittee for that End : alsoe I Give unto my said Wife all my 
Goods Chatles Debts & Credits stock on the place and farming 
Utensils to be at her Disposall : and after my Said wifes Decease 
I will that my lands affore said that I have Given her Dureing 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 409 

her life shall be Equally Divided amongst My Children I have 
& may have by my Said wife Each of my Said Children to have 
his Equall proportion, or Daughter if any I may have to them 
their heirs and assigns for Ever — 

Item I give unto my son John Ham my Right in the Town of 
Barrington to him his heirs and assigns for Ever 

Item I give unto my Daughters (besides what I have advanced 
for them already Viz* Elizabeth Remick : Mercy Bond : & Dorcas 
Richards Each of them five Shillings to be paid by my Executrix : 

Item I give unto my Sons Thomas and William Ham Each of 
them besides what I have given them already five Shillings to be 
paid by my Executrix — 

I likewise Constitute and appoint my well beloved Wife Sole 
Executrix of this my Last will and Testament : hereby utterly 
Disannulling Revoaking & Makeing void all & Every other 
Former Testament wills & Legacies & Executors by me in any 
wise heretofore Made Ratifying Confirming and holding firm and 
Vallid this and no other to be my last Will & Testament 

In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the 
Day and yeare first above Written 

Signed Sealed Published pro- John Ham 

nounced & Declared by the Said 
John Ham to be his Last will 
and Testament in presence off — 

John Penhallow 

thomas welch 

James Jeffry 

[Proved Dec. 1, 1735.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 27, 1736, authorizing John Fabyan and Seth 
Ring, both of Newington, to appraise the estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 200.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Fabyan and Seth Ring; amount, 
^395- 8 -°; attested Jan. 25, i73 6 /7«] 



4IO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

DIAMOND CURRIER 1731 ISLES OF SHOALS 

[Administration on the estate of Diamond Currier of the Isles of 
Shoals granted to Thomas Cannington of Boston, Mass., mer- 
chant, May 13, 1731.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 269. J 

[Bond of Thomas Cannington of Boston, Mass., with Henry 
Keyes and John Bradford as sureties, in the sum of ^Viooo, May 
31, 1731, for the administration of the estate of Diamond Currier 
of the Isles of Shoals, fisherman ; witnesses, John Penhallow and 
Richard Wibird, Jr.] 

[Warrant, May 31, 1731, authorizing Thomas Lambert of the 
Isles of Shoals, Foster Trefethen, John Tuckerman, Capt. Robert 
Downes, and William Sanderson to appraise the estate of Diamond 
Currier, administration of which is granted to Thomas Canning- 
ton, principal creditor.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 8, 1732 ; amount, ^409.2.0; taken by Capt. 
Robert Downes, William Sanderson, and Thomas Lambert, and 
signed by Thomas Lambert.] 



SAMUEL CUTT 1731 BOSTON MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Cutt of Boston, Mass., 
granted to his widow, Hannah Cutt, May 17, 1731.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 2.] 

[Bond, in blank, of Hannah Cutt, widow, with Ephraim Dennett 
and Peter Greeley as sureties, in the sum of ^1000, May 17, 1731 ; 
witnesses, John Penhallow and Thomas Greeley.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4.1 1 

JOMATHAN GOODHUE 1731 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Goodhue of Chester, 

husbandman, granted to Elizabeth Wood, formerly his widow, 

June 11, 1731.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 202.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Elizabeth Goodhue, 
Samuel Ingalls, and Jacob Sargent ; witnesses, William Staniford 
and Joshua Wingate, Jr.; endorsed u m rs Eliz : Goodhue her adm : 
bond on her husband Jona : Goodhue late of Chester Dec d to be 
dated 1st June 1731."] 

[Inventory, Aug. 2, 1731 ; amount, ^316.11.6; signed by 
Samuel Ingalls and Jacob Sargent : attested by Elizabeth Wood, 
formerly widow of the deceased, Dec. 21, 1731 ; endorsed, /'In- 
ventory of the Estate of Jon a Goodhue Dec r 21 st 1731 — Now y e 
Wife of Nath 1 Wood."] 



JOSEPH JENKINS 173 1 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Jenkins of Dover granted 

to William Jenkins of Dover June 15, 1731.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 266.] 

[Warrant, June 15, 1731, authorizing Capt. Samuel Emerson 
and Samuel Smith, both of Dover, to appraise the estate of Joseph 
Jenkins, administration of which is granted to his brother, Wil- 
liam Jenkins.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 264.] 

[Bond of William Jenkins, with Samuel Emerson and Robert 
Thompson as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of ^1000, June 
15, 1731, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, John 
Sherburne and John Penhallow,] 



412 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, June 15, 1731, authorizing Capt. Samuel Emerson 
and Samuel Smith, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Samuel Smith and Samuel Emerson ; 
amount, ^650,1.2 ; attested Oct. 6, 1733.] 

Memorand m w r as Joseph Jenkens of Dover Dec d y e 26 th Day of 
Dec r 1730 & Dyed Intestate & leaving an Estate of Real & 
^sonal to y e vallue of 666 Pounds Six Shills & y* after al Debts 
& Charges p d y e Remaind r to be Equally Divid d as y e law Directs 
& Will" 1 Jenkens Being Adm r to his Dec d Brother 5 Estate & y e s d 
W m Jenkens w th his Brother John Jenkens & his three Sisters 
Namely Sarah Davis Jemima Jenkens & Keziah Hoeg have al 
mutually agreed & y e s d Adm r have p d & Set of unto his Brother 
& unto his three Sisters & their Husbands to Each & to Every 
one of them their proper part & Proportion of their Dec d Brother 5 
Estate to their ful Satisfaction & Contentment as is aforemention d 
John Jenkens is to have twenty Acres of land Grant d to his father 
Joseph Jenkens lying In Durham on y e north side of Tho s Foot- 
mans land & also twenty four Acres of land lying In s d Town on 
a place known by y e name of Roberts Neck al vallued In y e In- 
ventory to one hundred & Eight Pounds & y e Remaind r of his 
part p d by y e Adm r to Jeremy Davis & his Wife Sarah Davis one 
House twenty five Acres of land lying In Durham Bo 1 of James 
Basford as by Deed of Sale wil appear Reference Being had there- 
unto prized to Ninety five Pounds & one Barn Frame priz d at five 
Pounds & y e Remainder p d by y e Adm r Jemima Jenkins & David 
Hoeg & Keziah Hoeg his Wife is to have al y e Rights of land y* 
their Brother Jo s Jenkens had In y e Town of Rochester Prized at 
one hundred & fifty Pounds & also al their s d Brothers whole 
Right y* he had In y e Town of Canterbury al In y e Pro e of N : 
Hampsh r Prized at ten Pounds & their Remainder of their part p d 
by y e Adm r & a ful Discharge of y e aboves d finises we y e Sub- 
scribers hereof namely John Jenkens Jeremy Davis & his Wife 
Sarah Davis & Jemima Jenkins David Hoeg & his Wife Keziah 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 413 

Hoeg are al fully satisfy* Content d & p d al & Each of us our part 
& ful Portion of y e Estate proper to us & Each of us out of our 
Brother Jo s Jenkens Estate p d by W m Jenkens Adm r to s d Estate 
& do All & Every one of us as Above nam d do by these fJsents for 
us our heirs Exe rs & Adm rs do forever Acquit & Discharge y e s d 
W m Jenkins his heirs Exe ra Adm rs forever as Adm r for paying us 
or any of us or ours any more as Witness our hands & Seals on 
our parts : & W m Jenkens y e Adm r of his Brother Jo s Jenkens on 
his part himself his heirs Exe rs & Adm rs do by these fJsents do 
forever Release Remise & forever quit Claim unto Jn° Jenkens 
Jeremy Davis & his Wife Sarah Davis & to Jemima Jenkens & to 
Dav d Hoeg & his Wife Keziah Hoeg to them & Every one of 
them their heirs Exe rs Adm rs & Assigns al y e lands & Every part 
of land & Messuage as is Set forth & mention d on y e other side to 
their names & this to be a full & final Agreement of our s d Dec d 
Brother 55 Estate amongst us & for y* Confirmation hereof we do al 
whose names are In this writeing do Subscribe our names & set 
our Seals y s 25 th day of feb'? An Dom : 1734/5 — 

W m Jenkins 

his mark 
Jn° X Jenkins 

his 
Jer? X Davis 

mark 
Sarah Davis 
Jemima Jenkins 
David Hoeg 
Keziah Hoeg 

[Deeds, vol. 21, p. 271.] 



JOHN MAGOON 1731 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of John Magoon of Kingston 
granted to Benjamin Magoon of Kingston June 15, 1731.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 186.] 



414 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Benjamin Magoon, with Thomas Gordon and Samuel 
Judkins as sureties, June 15, 1731, for the administration of the 
estate of his brother, John Magoon ; witnesses, John Sherburne 
and John Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, June 15, 1731, authorizing Cartee Gilman and Wil- 
liam Graves, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 9, 1731 ; amount, ^104.4.0; signed by Car- 
tee Gilman and William Graves.] 



JAMES RANDALL 1731 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of James Randall of Newcastle, 
husbandman, granted to his widow, Deborah Randall, June 15, 

I73I-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 6.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Deborah Randall, 
John Sherburne, and Elias Tarleton ; witnesses, Thomas Gordon 
and John Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, June 15, 1731, authorizing Capt. George Walker, 
Thomas Mannering, and John Sherburne to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by George Walker, John Sherburne, and 
Thomas Mannering; amount, ^1520.9.0; attested Sept. 21, 

173° ( I 73 1 )-] 



RICHARD WATERHOUSE 1731 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Capt. Richard Waterhouse of 

Portsmouth granted to Capt. Samuel Waterhouse of Portsmouth, 

mariner, June 25, 1731.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 140.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS - 415 

[Bond of Samuel Waterhouse, with Hunking Wentworth and 
Richard Joce as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of ^1000, 
June 22, 1731, for the administration of the estate of his father, 
Richard Waterhouse ; witnesses, Margaret Rust and John Pen- 
hallow.] 

[Warrant, June 25, 1731, authorizing Hunking Wentworth and 
Richard Joce to appraise the estate of Capt. Richard Waterhouse, 
mariner.] 

[Inventory, June 25, 1731 ; amount, ^778.11.6; signed by 
Hunking Wentworth and Richard Joce.] 

To all People to whom these Presents shall Come Greeting 
Whereas Samuel Waterhouse of Portsmouth in the Prov e of New 
Hamp r shop-keeper & Arthur Waterhouse of Portsmouth afores d 
Marriner are & Stand Seized & Possessed as parceners or Tenants 
in Common of & in all the Real Estate which belonged & of Right 
Appertained unto their Father Rich d Waterhouse Late of Portsm th 
afores d Mariner Deceas'd And to y e End that full & final Parti- 
tion & Division should be thereof made Have Covenanted Granted 
& Agreed in manner & form following viz* that the said Arthur 
shall have as his full Share part & Portion thereof all that Lot of 
Land fronting Easterly on the Street leading to the Mill Dam (so 
Called) over the Stone Bridge heretofore called the Canoo Bridge 
Northerly is bounded by Land of Nathan 1 Rogers Esq r Westerly 
by Land of George Peirce & Southerly by Land of y e s d Sam 1 in 
part & Partly by Land before the House standing on said Lot 
which is left Open for a Common Passage between the House & 
the House of the said Samuel being bounded as the Fences round 
said lot now Stand with all the buildings & Appurt s thereto be- 
longing, To Have & To Hold the said Lot of Land & Premises 
unto him the said Arthur his Heirs & Assigns to his & their proper 
Use Benefit & Behoof forever in Severalty Moreover the said 
Arthur shall have hold & Enjoy to him & his Heirs only (without 



41 6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

the power of Assigning Conveying or Leasing or Letting the 
same) the Priviledge of the Passage or Way up between the said 
Houses viz 1 the Dwelling House of the said Samuel & the House 
Standing on the said Lot being the same which was heretofore the 
Dwelling House of the said Rich d as far as the North West Corner 
of the said Samuel then to run off on a Square 'till it Comes even 
with the Northerly side of said Samuel's Garden or as far as the 
Stone Wall behind his s d House runs Northward then to run off 
on a Square to the s d Wall which Passage shall be & Remain open 
for the Common Use & Benefit of the said parties Limited as 
aforesaid — And the said Samuel shall have as his full Share part 
& portion of the said Estate all & every part portion & member 
thereof besides & Excepting what is hereby set off & Granted to 
the said Arthur as above Expressed. To Have & To Hold all & 
every Part of the said Estate (except as afores d ) to him the said 
Samuel his Heirs & Assigns to his & their proper Use Benefit & 
Behoof in Severalty forever. And the said Parties for themselves 
their Several & Respective Heirs do hereby Mutually Release & 
Quit Claim to Each other all Right title Claim Interest & Demand 
whatsoever of in & Unto the parts portions & Shares of the said 
Estate Respectively set off to the other of them in manner afore- 
said. In Testimony whereof the said Parties have hereunto Set 
their hands & Seals the twenty Eighth Day of Aug 1 Anno Domini 
1744, & in the Eighteenth Year of his Majesty's Reign — 

Signed Sealed & Deliv d In Sam 11 Waterhouse 

Presence of us Deborah Waterhouse 

Tho 9 Peirce 

George Peirce 

[Deeds, vol. 68, p. 534.] 



MATTHEW CLARK 1731 LONDONDERRY 

[Administration on the estate of Matthew Clark of Londonderry, 

husbandman, granted to James Clark, husbandman, and Elizabeth 

Clark, both of Londonderry, Aug. 14. 1731.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 188. 1 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 417 

[Bond of James Clark and Elizabeth Clark, with James Lindsay 
and Thomas Clark as sureties, July — , 1731, for the administra- 
tion of the estate ; witnesses, George Duncan and John Mac- 
Murphy.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 14, 1731 ; amount, ^611.9.0; signed by John 
Blair and James Rogers.] 

[License to the administrators Jan. 1, 1733/4, to sell real estate.] 



JAMES SINCLAIR 1731 EXETER 

In the Name of God amen the twenty third day of July in the 
yeare of our Lord God one Thousand seven hundred and Thirty 
one I James Sinkler of Exeter in the Province of new Hampshr in 
new England Husbandman being In pain and weak of body * 

Imprimis I Give and bequeath unto mary my darly beloved wife 
the use and Improvement of one halfe or End of my now dwelling 
house and all the moovables in the house Excepting what is here- 
after disposed of for and dureing the Terme of her natural Life 
provided She Remaine a widow and my wife to have the third part 
of my Estate as the Law directs and my will is that at the discease 
of my wife the moovables she had To be devided between My four 
Daughters in Equel proportion Except My wife dispose of it in 
her life 

Item I Give and bequeath to My Son John Sinkler five pounds 
to be paid out of My Estate by my Exexutr hereafter Named 

Item 1 Give to my Son Joseph fourty acres of Land out of my 
part or proportion of the Town Common in s d Exeter also I Give 
to my son Joseph the full of my Rite to any Land alowed to me 
by the Province of the massachusets for my servis in the nara- 
genset warr 

Item I Give to my son §am n fifty acres of Land that is to say 

27 



41 8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

my Rite to a grant of fifty acres of Land Granted by the Towne of 
Exeter 

Item I Give To my son Jonathan Twenty shillings 
Item whereas I formerly Gave To my son Richard a Tract of 
Land In Stratham it was what I designed to be his part or propor- 
tion of my Estate 

Item I Give to my son Ebenezer the one halfe part of my Rite 
or propriety in Gill man Towne also all my Land where I Live in 
Exeter near wheal Rights Creek with the house barne and orchards 
and all my stock and utensels for work be they of what Kind so- 
ever also one feather bed 

Item I Give and bequeath To my son Benjamin The one halfe 
of my propriety in Gillman town and my will is that my Son 
Benjam shall have Liberty to go to Lerne any Trade that he shall 
like best but if he have a mind to Continue with his Brother Eben- 
ezer and help him to Carry on his work Till Benjam arive to the 
age of one and Twenty years Then my son Benjam To have sixty 
acres of my proportion of the Common Land in Exeter but if my 
s d son Benjam do Choose to go to Lerne a trade or to Leave my 
son Ebenezer then s d sixty acres of my Common Land to be to My 
Exexutor 

Item I Give and bequeath to My daughter Massey Hall five 
pounds 

Item I Give to my daughter Martha been five pounds 
Item I Give To my son David Twenty shillings 
Item I Give To my daughter Keziah five pounds 
Item I Give to my daughter Mary a featherbed and five pounds 
also furniture for s d bed 

I do by these presents Constitute and appoint my son Ebenezer 
to by my Exexutr to this my Last will and Testament my will is 
that the Legacies herein Given shall be paid by my son Ebenezer 
within Two years after he shall arive to the age of Twenty one 
years also that my son Ebenezer To pay my Just Debts and to 
be at the Charge of My funerall and I do hereby utterly disalow 
Revoke and disanull all and every other Testaments wills and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 419 

Legacies Bequests and Exexuts by me in any wayes before this 
time named willed and bequeathed Rattifiing and Confirming this 
and No other to be My Last will and Testament In witness whereof 
I have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and Yeare above 
Mentioned 

Signed Sealed Delivered and James Sinkler 

pronounced by the S d James Sink- 
ler to be his Last will and Testa- 
ment In presence of us 

Jeremiah Calfe 

waiter wiggin 

frances Harvey 

[Proved Feb. 15, 1732/3.] 



SAMUEL HAM 1731 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen, The Eleventh day of September, 
Anno Domini one Thousand, Seven Hundred Thirty and one, I 
Samuel Ham of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hampshire, 

in New England, Yeoman, being very Sick and weak in body 

* * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my well. beloved wife Eliza- 
beth Ham all The Improvement of my Estate both real & Per- 
sonal, all the Profit use & benefit of the Said Estate : untill my 
well beloved Son William Ham Shall arrive to the age of Twenty 
one Years for The bringing up of my Children, Provided She re- 
main a Widow untill That Time, but in Case She marry within 
That Time, Then my will is That the overseers hereafter named 
in this my will Shall have Power and Liberty to Improve the Said 
Estate to the best advantage for the bringing up of my Children 
as abovesaid 

Item I give & bequeath unto my Well beloved Son William 
Ham abovesaid, all my Estate both real & Personal Which I now 
have in the Town of Portsmouth abovesaid, & in Tlie Town of 



420 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

newington His Heirs for Ever when he Shall arrive to the age of 
Twenty one Years to be Possessed thereof Provided y* he Shall 
Pay the Legacies & Gifts hereafter mentioned, but in Case my 
abovesaid Son dye & Depart this Life & Leave no Surviving Heir 
Lawfully begotten by his body my will is that my Son Samuel 
Hame Shall have & Enjoy my Estate as abovesaid he paying Gifts 
& Legacies as abovesaid, but In Case my above Said Son Samuel 
Ham Should Dye & Depart this Life & Leave no Surviving Heir 
Lawfully begotten by his body, my will is That my well beloved 
Son Ephraim Ham Shall have Possess & Enjoy my Estate as above- 
said he paying Gifts & Legacies as abovesaid 

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife one Third of 
my real Estate & Personal Estate During her natural Life when 
& after my Son William Ham abovesaid, Shall arrive to the age of 
Twenty one Years as also Twenty Pounds in Money 

Item I give & bequeath unto my well beloved Sons Samuel Ham 
and Ephraim Ham That Tract or Parcel of Land which I now 
have in The Town of barington to be Equally Divided betwixt 
Them, when the Shall arrive to the age of Twenty one Years to 
be Possessed thereof, & To their Heirs & assigns forever 

Item I also give & bequeath unto my abovesaid Sons Samuel 
Ham & Ephraim Ham To Each of Them Twenty Pounds in 
Money To be paid out of my Said Estate when they Shall arrive 
to the age of Twenty one Years 

Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved Daughters Abigail 
Leighton, Elizabeth Ham, Mary Ham, Hannah Ham Katherine 
Ham To Each of Them Twenty Pounds a piece Currant Money of 
New England To be Paid To them when they Shall arrive To 
the age of Eigheen Years one after the other As they Shall arrive 
to y e Said age 

Item I Constitute make and ordain my well beloved Kinsman 
Ephra m Dennet my only and Sole Executor of this my Last will & 
Testament untill my Son William Ham abovesaid Shall arrive to 
the age of Twenty one Years, & after that Time I Do Constitute 
my Said Son William Ham my only and Sole Executor of this my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 421 

last Will & Testament, and I do hereby utterly revoke Disallow 
all and Kvery other former Testaments wills Legacies bequests and 
Executors by me in any ways before named willed & bequeathed 
Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be my Last will & 
Testament 

Lastly I Constitute my well beloved Kinsmen John Dennet & 
Kphraim Dennet to be overseers of this my Last will & Testament 
In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the 
Day & Year first above written 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- Samuel ham 

nounced and Declared by the 
Said Samuel Ham as his Last 
will & Testam* In the Presence 
of us the Subscribers 
his 

John J F Fernald 
mark 
his 

Joseph X Rawlins 
mark 

Thomas Dennet 

[Proved Dec. 9, 1731.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 28, 1731, authorizing Benjamin Miller and Seth 
Ring, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 25, 1731/2 ; amount, ^1301.10.6; signed by 
Benjamin Miller and Seth Ring.] 



ALEXANDER MAGOON 1731 EXETER 

[Anna Magoon, widow, renounces administration on the estate 
of her husband, Alexander Magoon of Exeter, Sept. 15, 1731 ; 
witnesses, Thomas Mudgett and James Jones.] 



422 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Administration granted to Samuel Magoon of Exeter Sept. 21, 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 22.] 

[Bond of Samuel Magoon, with Benjamin Rust and Thomas 
Crockett as sureties, Sept. 21, 1731, for the administration of the 
estate of his father, Alexander Magoon ; witnesses, John Penhallow 
and John Fellows.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 21, 1731, authorizing Thomas Webster and 
Jeremiah Connor, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 4, 1731 ; amount, ^147.7.0 ; signed by 
Thomas Webster and Jeremiah Connor.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of estate, ^153.7.0; expenditures, ^148.0.0; no date.] 

[License to the administrator, Oct. 24, 1732, to sell real estate,] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 24.] 



MOSES PAUL 1731 BOSTON MASS. 

[Bond of Mary Paul, widow, with Daniel Moulton and William 
Cotton, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, in the sum of ^2000, 
Sept. 15, 1731, for the administration of the estate of her husband, 
Moses Paul of Boston, Mass., carver; witnesses, John Penhallow 
and Lucy Moulton.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 22, 1731, authorizing Tobias Langdon and 
Jeremiah Libby, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 25, 1731 ; amount, ^830.0.0; signed by 
Tobias Langdon and Jeremiah Libby.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 423 

[Administration on the estate of Moses Paul of Portsmouth 

granted to his widow, Mary Paul, Sept. 28, 1731.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 7.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate; 
amount of personal estate, ^68.2.6; expenditures, ^23.16.5; 
allowed Feb. 15, 1732/3.] 



MARY BROWN 1731 BERWICK ME. 

[Samuel Plaisted consents to the administration of the New 

Hampshire estate of his mother by Capt. Ellis Huske and Dr. 

Nathaniel Rogers, Oct. 19, 1731.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 9.] 

[Administration on the estate of Madam Mary Brown of Ber- 
wick, Me., granted to Ellis Huske and Dr. Nathaniel Rogers, 

both of Portsmouth, Oct. 25, 1731-] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 9.] 

[Bond of Ellis Huske and Nathaniel Rogers, with John Cutt 
and Eleazer Russell as sureties, Oct. 23, 1731, for the administra- 
tion of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Mary Lang- 
maid.] 



THOMAS JENNESS 1731 HAMPTON 

[Elizabeth Jenness renounces administration on the estate of 
her husband, Thomas Jenness, Oct. 22, 1731, in favor of her 
brother, Joseph Norton.] 

[Bond of Joseph Norton, with Nicholas Perryman and Jacob 
Stanyan, both of Hampton, as sureties, Oct. 25, 1731, for the 
administration of the estate of Thomas Jenness of Hampton, hus- 
bandman ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Joshua Brown.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 25, 1731, authorizing Jacob Stanyan and Ben- 
jamin Swett, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 



424 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, Oct. 30, 1731 ; amount, ,£302.5.0 ; signed by Jacob 
Stanyan and Benjamin Swett.] 

[License to the administrator, Jan. 9, 1732/3, to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 29.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of estate, ^236.17.7 ; expenditures, ^36.14.1 ; amount due cred- 
itors, ,£263.3.3 ; allowed April 5, 1733.] 

[Warrant, July 23, 1733, authorizing Peter Weare, Jabez Smith, 
William Staniford, Capt. Joseph Tilton, and Thomas Cram, all 
of Hampton, to set off to Israel Shepherd real estate purchased 
by him.] 

According to the Warrant & authority given to Us by the 
Honer 11 Benj n Gambling Esq r Judg of Probate for y e Province of 
New Hampshier bearing date y e 23 day of July 1733 We the sub- 
scribers have this 28 th day of July 1733 devided and set out to 
Israel Shepherd two thirds of y e House Barn & about one acre of 
Land adjoyning to y e same formerly Thomas Jennings of Hamp- 
ton in said Province dec d shewed to us by Joseph Norton y e admin- 
istrator as foloweth Viz Eighteen feet of the south side of y e House 
right up from botom to y e top which takes y e Lower room & 
Chamber on y e south side and fourteen feet & Eight Inches from 
the south side of the seler cleer acroos under y e south Room — and 
forteen feet from y e Easterly or Northest End of the Barn Cleear 
acroos barn & Lento from sid to sid — and two thirds of y e Land 
ajoyning to the House southward 

Peter Weare 
Joseph Tilton 
Will m Staniford 
Jabez Smith 

[Guardianship of Hezekiah Jenness, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Thomas Jenness of Hampton, yeoman, de- 
ceased, granted to Benjamin Swett, Jr., of Hampton Falls, yeo- 
man, May 27, 1745.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 425 

[Various receipts, notes, etc., containing signatures of Thomas 
Deane, Thomas Clough, Kleazer Hudson, Enoch Goss, Joshua 
Peirce, Benjamin Rust, John Wentworth, Samuel Brown, Thomas 
Jenness, Kleazer Russell, Gilbert Warner, William Hook, Stephen 
Greenleaf, Clement Jackson, Edward Williams, Edmund Toppan, 
Nathaniel Weare, Jonathan Cass, Sampson Sheafe, Shadrach Wal- 
ton, Amos Rand, Thomas Proctor and Joseph Norton.] 



SUSANNA BICKFORD 1731 NEWINGTON 

In the Name of God Arnen The Eighth day of November 1731 
I Susanna Bickford of Newington in the Province of New-hamp- 
shire in New-England widdow being Sick in body : * 

& as to my Lands I pretend not To make any disposal of them 
but hope They may be divided among my children Without Jars 
or Contentions. But as to my household Goods that is Such as 
are properly mine Even all of them wheither with in doors or with- 
out be they Less or more 

I give and bequeath them all to my Beloved Daughter Anna 
Walker widdow and that as a token of my Love to her and as Some 
what of a Retalliation of her great Care & Tenderness towards me 
in my Long Continued Weakness & Indisposition of Body. In 
Witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the day 
& Year Above Written 

Signed Sealed Published pro- her 

nounced & Declared by said Su- Susanna X Bickford 

sanna Bickford as her Last will & mark 

Testament In presence of us the 
Subscribers 

Joseph Adams 

Thomas Beckford 

his 

John X Wiggins 
mark 

[Proved Nov. 13, 1732. ; 



426 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Administration granted to Anna Walker, widow, late of New- 
ington, Nov. 13, 1732, no executor being named in the will.] 



ROBERT PIKE 1731 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Dr. Robert Pike of Portsmouth 
granted to Benjamin Miller and Benjamin Akerman Dec. 15, 1731, 
his brother, Solomon Pike, renouncing.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 44.] 

[Bond of Theodore Atkinson, with Daniel Warner and Thomas 
Packer as sureties, all of Portsmouth, Dec. 15, 1731, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Ann 
Mills.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 15, 173 1, authorizing Benjamin Miller and Ben- 
jamin Akerman to appraise the estate of Dr. Robert Pike, whose 
brother, Solomon Pike, renounced administration.] 

[Inventory; amount, ^1160.0.0 ; signed by Benjamin Miller and 
Benjamin Akerman; attested Dec. 21, 1731.] 

[License to the administrator, Dec. 21, 1731, to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 44.] 



JOHN EMERSON 1731 PORTSMOUTH 

Portsmouth in the Province of New Hampshire in New England 

This thirty first day of December one thousand seven hundred 

and thirty one In the name of God Amen. I John Emerson of 

said Portsmouth Clerk being at present of sound memory and Well 

disposing mind, but Weak and infirm in body * * * 

Firstly. — My Will is that my funeral Charges & Just Debts be 
payd by my Executors as Soon as conveniently may be after my 
decease, and y* my Executors Sell my Negro man Ceesar, my Li- 
brary and my two horses for that end and purpose, and in Case the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4^7 

Money raised and produced by the said Negro man Library and 
two horses be not sufficient therefor my Will is that it be made up 
out of those bonds that are due to me. 

2ndly. — I give and bequeath unto my true and well beloved Wife 
Mary Emerson the sum of one hundred pounds to her own use, to 
be payd Her by my Executors, as soon as conveniently may be, 
after my decease, out of the money due to me from the Parish also 
my Will is that my Wife have y e use and Improvement of my home- 
stead with the two houses on the same during her natural life and 
that she have all the house hold goods, Plate and other things she 
brought with her, also I Give and bequeath unto her for her own 
use and benefit my Negro woman Dinah and one Cow provided and 
in Case she release her thirds in my lands at the Plains and at 
Stretham 

3rdly. — My Will is that the remainder of my moveables with 
what plate belongs to me be equally divided amongst my Children 
except the stock on My farm formerly belonging to Samuel Pen- 
hallow and Richard Waldron Esq rs which I will have remain on 
the same 

4thly — I Give and bequeath unto my two Youngest Daughters 
Viz 1 Dorothy and Martha the sum of one hundred pounds each 
over and above their equal share and proportion with my other 
Children in my Estate, to be payd out of my bonds by my Execu- 
tors unto my true and Well beloved Wife, one of my Executors 
hereafter named, to be improved by her for the supporting and 
bringing up of my said Two Daughters till they shall come of age 
and what of it shall not then be spent to remain in the hands of 
my said Wife for her own use and service. 

5thly. — My Will is that my lands at the Plains & at Stretham 
be sold as soon as may be to y e best advantage by my Executors, 
and that out of the money for the same and out of the residue of 
my bonds and Debts due To me, there be payd by my Executors, as 
soon as may be, to each of my three Daughters, Viz 1 Elizabeth, 
Anne and Sarah the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds each to 
make them equal with their sister Winkly 



428 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

6thly. — My Will is that my Daughter Dorothy be payd by my 
Executors the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds when she shall 
arrive at the age of eighteen Years or when she shall marry, if 
before that age, to make her equal with her other sisters aforemen- 
tioned and that my Daughter Martha be payd the said sum of one 
hundred and fifty pounds at the age of eighteen years or when she 
shall marry, if before that age, to make her equal with her sisters 
afores d and that the same be payd out of the residue of my bonds 
and debts and the income of my farm formerly belonging to Sam- 
uel Penhallow and Richard Waldron Ksq rs excepting my Wife her 
thirds in the same, and in Case of non Sufficiency in y e bonds, 
debts & income of my farm afores d , for the payment thereof, that 
it be made up to them at the discretion of my Executors and in 
Case any of my s d Daughters dy before they receive the said sum, 
that then it be divided equally among my surviving Daughters 

7thly. — I Give unto my Daughters and their Heirs forever my 
farm afors d viz 1 that was formerly Samuel Penhallows and Richard 
Waldron Esq rs with the stock now upon it to be equally divided 
amongst them, when they all come to the age of twenty one Years, 
and my Will further is that my Wife have her thirds of s d farm 
during her naturall life. I also Give unto my Daughters and their 
Heirs for ever my Homestead and the Two houses thereon to be 
equally divided amongst them after the Decease of my wife 

8thly — I Give and bequeath five Sixths of my Right, Title and 
Interest, be the Same more or less, of, in and to Cox Hall in the 
County of York, to the use and service of the Ministry of said Cox 
Hall for ever and the other sixth part of it to the use and benefit 
of the school of s d Place for ever 

9thly — Whatsover estate not mentioned in this my last will and 
Testament, that may hereafter be found to be mine my Will is 
that it be equally divided amongst my Children 

iothly I do make Constitute and appoint my True and well be- 
loved Wife Mary Emerson Colonel Henry Sherburne of Portsmouth, 
Joseph Moody Esq r of York Captain Stephen Greenleaf and M r 
Ephraim Jackson both of S d Portsmouth to be Executors of this 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 429 

my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto 
set my hand and seal this thirty first day of December one thous- 
and Seven hundred and thirty one and in the fifth Year of the 
reign of his majesty King George the second of Great Britain, 
france and Ireland King Defender of the faith &c 

Signed, sealed, published and J. Emerson 

declared by the said John Emer- 
son to be his last will & Testa- 
ment in presence of 

Thomas Sherburne 

William Hooker 

Matthew L,ivermore 

[Proved Feb. n, 173 1/2.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 22, 1731/2, authorizing Ephraim Dennett, James 
Clarkson, and Capt. George Walker, all of Portsmouth, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, March 6, 1731/2 ; amount, ^2938.0,0 ; signed by 
Ephraim Dennett and George Walker.] 

[Guardianship of Dorothy Emerson and Martha Emerson, mi- 
nors, more than fourteen years old, daughters of Rev. John Emer- 
son of Portsmouth, granted to Increase Howe of Ipswich, Mass., 
July 17, 1732.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Probate Records, vol. 319, p. 457.] 

[Bond of Increase Howe, with George Hart and John Baker, 
both of Ipswich, Mass., as sureties, in the sum of ^2000, July 17, 

1732.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[L,etter from Mary Emerson, mother of the wards, to the court, 
relative to the guardianship.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



430 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Guardianship of Dorothy Emerson and Martha Emerson, mi- 
nors, aged more than sixteen years, daughters of Rev. John Emer- 
son of Portsmouth, granted to Capt. Stephen Greenleaf Feb. 6, 

I732/3-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 98.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, March 5, 1732/3, signed by 
Stephen Greenleaf, Thomas Pickering, and Mary Emerson ; wit- 
nesses, Thomas Clark and John Penhallow ; u Mem r the Above 
lustrum* is a Bond that Stephen Greenleafe shall perform y e office 
of a Guardian for m ss Dorothy & Martha Emmerson.'"] 

[Account of the guardian of Dorothy Emerson, allowed July 23, 
1736; receipts, ^106.10.8; expenses, ^7.17.0.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Probate Records, vol. 316, p. 435.] 

[Account of the guardian of Martha Emerson, allowed June 8, 
1738 ; receipts, /157.14.6 ; expenses, /8.5.O.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Probate Records, vol. 322, p. 312.] 

[License to the executor, July 28, 1742, to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 185.] 



Memorandum of an Agreement made y e 26 th day of Sep 1 In y e 
12 th year of y e Reign of our Soveraign Lord George y e 2 d by y e 
Grace of God of Great Brittain France & Ireland King Defender of 
y e faith &c — An°q : Dom : 1738 Between y e Children & heirs of 
John Emerson late of Portsm In y e Pro e of N : Hamps r Clerk Dec d 
& such as have Purchas d y e Right of some of y e s d Children & heirs 
of y e s d Dec d to part of y e Estate that was his In his lifetime (viz) 
Francis Winkley of Kittery In y e County of York In y e Pro e of y e 
Mass a Bay Boatbuilder & Mary his Wife Eliz a Emerson of Portsm 
afores d Gent: woman Stephen Greenleaf of s d Portm° Gent: & Ann 
his Wife Martha Emerson of y e same place Elihu Gunnison of Kit- 
tery afores d shipwright & Dorothy his Wife Henry Sherburn Jun r 
of Portsm afores d Merch" In y e Right of Sarah Davis & Joseph 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 43 1 

Norton of y e s d town Husbandman In y e Right of y e s d Dorothy 
& Martha Being tenants In Com'on of a certain ^cel or Tract of 
land Scituate In Portsm afores d near a place Call d & know by y e 
Name of Breakfast Hill Containing two hundred & twenty five 
Acres more or less of w ch y e s d Jn° Kmerson Dyed seiz d & Possess d 
& w ch he purchas d of Tho s Westbrook late of s d Portsm now of 
Falmoth In y e County afores d Ksq r by two several Deeds y e one 
Bearing Date y e 15 th day of Jan ry 1719/20 & y e other y e 14 th day 
of Jan r y 1724/5 & of Sam 11 Penhallow late of s d Portsm ' Esq r Dec d 
by one other Deed Bearing Date y e 11 th of day Apr 11 an° Dom : 
1720 y e Butts & Bounds w r of may at large Appear by y e s d 
Deeds Reference thereunto Being had of & Concerning a Division 
of y e s d Tract or ^cel of land w ch has been of late known by 
y e name of Kmerson 5 farm w ch Agreem* is as follows (viz*) y* 
y e same shall be divid d by three men Namely Sam 11 Palmer 
of Hamp 1 In y e Pro e of N : Hamps r Gent : Water Bryant of N : 
Market In s d Pro e Yeoman & Jn° Godso of Kittery In y e County 
of York yeoman or any two of them to & among y e s d Partys or 
those who have Purchas d of them under y e following limitations & 
Restrictions In as Equal a Proportion as they may or can haveing 
Regard to y e quantity & quality of y e land w ch limitations & Re- 
strictions are as followeth (viz 1 ) y e Parts & shares of y e s d Eliz a 
Martha & Dorothy to be laid out In order one after y e other at y e 
End of y e s d farm next to y e land of Tho s Cotton & y e part & 
share of y e s d Henry Sherburn to be laid out at that End or part 
of y e s d Farm w ch is Nearest to y e land of Coll : Henry Sherburn 
Esq r father of y e s d Henry y e s d Division to be In al other Respects 
According to y e Discretion of y e s d Sam 11 Palmer Walter Bryant & 
Jn° Godso they haveing a Regard to Justice & Equity In makeing 
y e same & it is Agreed among y e parties afores d y * y e s d Dividers or 
Gent n Before nam d to make y e s d Division after they have made 
y e same under y e limitations and Restrictions afores d shal have 
power & hereby are Authoriz d to Determin Appoint & set out to 
Each of y e s d parties his or her ^ticalar lott & to say w ch of y e lotts 
so Divid d shal belong to Each of y e s d parties Respectively y* has 



432 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

a Right or to whom any sh?'e or part of y e finises dos Belong by- 
virtue of y e Will of y e s .i J Emerson or by purchase from any of 
y e Devisees In y e s d Will Nam d & such Division & Appointm* shal 
be good & vallid ag* Bach of y e s d parties their heirs & assigns for- 
ever & Bach shal have hold Occupy y e part or share set of to him 
or her as afores d In Severalty ag* any & al of y e other of s d parties 
his her or their Respective heirs & Assigns forever In Witness w r of 
y e s d parties have hereunto set their hands & seals y e day & year 
first above written — 

Sign d Seal d & D d In ^sence Francis Winkley 

Jacob Tredwell Mary Winkley 

W m Gerrish Stephen Greenleaf 

Mark Newmarch Ann Greenleaf 

Martha Emerson 
Elihu Gunnison 
Dorothy Gunnison 
Henry Sherburn Jun r 
Eliz a Emerson 
[Deeds, vol. 23, p. 536.] 

Whereas we y e subscribers being appoint d by y e Children & heirs 
of y e Rev d Jn° Emerson, late of Portsm In y e Pro e of N : Hamps r 
Clerk Dec d (viz 1 ) Francis Winkley of Kittery In y e County of 
York & Pro e of y e Mass a Bay Boat Builder & Mary his wife Eliz a 
Emerson of Portsm afores d Gen 1 woman Stephen Greenleaf of s d 
Portsm Gent" & Ann his Wife Martha Emerson of y e same place 
Elihu Gunnison of Kittery afores d shipwright & Dorothy his Wife 
Henry Sherburn Jun r of Portsm afores d merer!* In y e Right of 
vSarah Davis to make a Division of a Certain Tract of land scituate 
In Portsm afores d near a place Call d & known by y e Name of 
Breakfast Hill w ch has of late Been known by y e Name of Emer- 
sons farm to & among s d parties or those who had Purchas d of 
them haveing Regard to y e quan^ & quality of y e land as may 
appear by an Agreement under their hands & Seals Bearing Date 
y e 26 th day of Sep* An°q : Dom: 1738 accordingly we have Pro- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WltLS 433 

ceed d & taken a survey of s d farm & set of & Bound d out to Each 
of y c s d parties their parts or Proportion^ f farm In quan^ & 
quality according to y e Best of our Judgm t9 & understandings In y e 
following manner & form (viz*) — I st we have set of to Henry 
Sherburn Jun r afores d for his part or Proportion of s d land a part 
thereof Begining at y e North Corner of y e land of Henry Sher- 
burn Esq r by y* Roud y* leads from Ambros Sloper 5 to Breakfast 
Hill & runing by s d Road North 50 Degrees East twenty one rods 
& then Southeast to N : Castle line & then Southeast by s d line 
to Henry Sherburn Esq rs land & by it to y e first Begining — 2 ly we 
we have set of to Francis Winkly & Mary his Wife for their part 
or Proportion of s d farm a part thereof Begining at y e North Cor- 
ner of y* part set of to s d Henry Sherburn & runing from thence 
North fifty Degrees East Eighteen 3/4 rods by s d Road & from 
thence southeast to N : Castle line & by s d line Southwest to s d 
Sherburns part & by s d Sherburns line to y e first Begining — 3^ we 
have set of to Stephen Greenleaf & Ann his [wife] for their part 
or Proportion of s d farm a part thereof Begining at y e North Cor- 
ner of y e land set of to Fran s Winkly & Mary his Wife & runing 
from thence North fifty Degrees East twenty four 1/4 rods by s d 
Road & from thence southeast to Jn° Langs land & from thence 
southwest 10 1/3 rods by s d Langs land then southeast Partly by 
s d Lang s land to N : Castle line & then southwest by s d line to s d 
Winkley s part & then to y e first Begining — 4^ we have set of to 
Eliz a Emerson Elihu Gunnison & Dorothy his Wife & Martha 
Emerson for their parts or Proportions of s d farm y e Remaining 
part thereof Begining at y e North Corner of y e land set of to 
Stephen Greenleaf & Ann his Wife it Being a stake set up about 
one rod southwest from y e House where Joseph Norton now dwells 
& running from thence southeast to Jn° Langs land then by s d 
Langs land North East twenty eight 2/3 Rods to s d Lang 9 Corner 
Bounds & then southeast by s d Lang s land to his East Corner 
Bounds & then southwest by s d Langs land thirty Nine Rods & 
from thence to N : Castle line S : E : & then Northeast to Tho 9 
Cotton 55 land & from thence Nor west to y e afores d Road & by y e 

29 



434 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Road to y e stake at y e first Begining Witness our hands & seals 
y e 23 d day of Feb ry An°q : Dom : 1738/9— 

Samuel Palmer 



Walter Bryent 
John Godso 



[Deeds, vol. 23, p. 537.] 



MARY MARSTON 1731/2 HAMPTON 

Artickls of Agreement made and Concluded upon this twenty 
fifth day of January Seventeen hundred and thirty one or two Be- 
tween Jonathan marston of Hampton in the Province of newhamp sr 
on the one parte and Benjamin Hobs EHsha Smith and Abigail 
Smith his wife and Joseph Bachelder and mehettabell Bachelder 
His wife on the other parte all of Hampton in the Province above 
said witneseth : that where as the widdow mary marston of Hamp- 
ton Late decesed did Leave Some Estate not desposed of that is to 
say part of the farm that was her fathers James walls in the falls 
parrish in Hampton and a piece of medow Laying on the west 
side of the Town Casway and a piece of marsh Laying nere the 
falls River all in Hampton : wee doe now agree for our selves and 
Each of our selves and our heirs and Each of our heirs for Ever : 
that the above said farm of Land and piece of medow and piece 
of marsh that was the widdow mary marstons Late decesed shall 
be Equely devided in to five parts : and that the said Jonathan 
marston the son of the said mary marston decesed shall have two 
fifth parts of the said Land medow and marsh to him and his heirs 
for Ever : and that Benjamin Hobs shall have one fifth part of 
said Land medow and marsh to him and his heirs for Ever : 
and that EHsha Smith and Abigail Smith his wife the daughter 
of the above said mary marston decesed shall have one fifth 
part of said Land medow and marsh to them and there heirs 
for Ever : and that Joseph Bachelder and mehettabell Bachelder 
his wife tlie daughter of the above said mary marston decesed shall 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 435 

have one fifth part of said Land medow and marsh to them and 
there heirs for Ever : and this agreement to be a finall Knd of all 
deferencis Concerning the Estate of the above said mary marston 
of Hampton Late decesed from this time and for Ever after : and 
for the Confermation of all above written we the above said Jona- 
than marston Benjamin Hobs EHsha Smith Abigail Smith Joseph 
Bachelder and mehettabell Bachelder have here unto put our 
hands and afflxt our sealls the day and year above mentioned and 
in the fifth year of the Reigne of King George the second &c 

Signed and sealled in presents Jonathan Marston 

of us witneses Benjamin hobs 

Jabez Dow EHsha Smith 

Jonathan moulton Abigail Smith 

her X mark & seal 
Joseph Bachelder 
mehettabell Bachelder 
her X mark & Seall 
[Allowed 1732 . ] 



THOMAS RAND 1731/2 RYE 

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Rand of the Parrish of 
Rye in the Town of New Castle in the Provence of New Hamp e 
in New England being Aged & Infirm * * * 

Imprimis I give & bequeath to my Son Thomas Rand One 
Shilling in full of all Demands from my Estate haveing Already 
given him the one halfe of my whome Place & Sund ry other 
Things as per Deed reference thereunto being had may Appear all 
which I now ratyfie & Confirm unto him the S d Tho s rand his 
heirs & Assignes for Ever 

Item I give & bequeath to my Son william rand One Shilling 
in full of all Demands from my Estate haveing allready given him 
my Com 'on Right & five Acres of Marsh which I Bo 1 of my two 
Sisters Mary Burns & Sarah Herrick which I now ratify & Con- 
firm Unto him My S d Son W m & to his heirs & Assignes for Ever, 



43^ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give & bequeath to my Son Joshua Rand the whole of 
my Estate both real & Personall what So ever & weresoever (he 
paying all my Just Debts & funerall Charges & the Severall Leg- 
acies here in this my will mentioned) this I give to him my Son 
Joshua & to his heirs & assigns for Ever 

Item I give to my Son Samuel rand Ten pounds in Cash & One 
Cow which is to be paid him by my Executor hereafter mentioned 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Hannah rand Ten 
pounds in Money & a Cow to be paid her by my Execcutor 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Christian Shute Ten 
pounds in Money haveing given her a Cow allready to be paid by 
my Execcutor 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Mary Chamberlin Ten 
pounds in Money & A Cow to be paid her by my Execcutor 

Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Eliz a Rand Ten 
pounds & A Cow to be paid by my Execcutor 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Lidia ffors Ten pounds 
in money haveing given her A Cow Allready And Lastly 

I do by these Presents Constitute & Appoint my Son Joshua 
rand to be my Sole Excecutor of this my Last Will & Testament 
in Wittness wereof I hereunto Sett my hand & Seal this 25 Day 
of febry 173 1/2 

Signed Seald & Declared By his 

Thomas rand Sen r to be his Last thomas X Rand 

will & Testament In Presents of Mark 

U3 

Jotham Odiorne parish of rye febery the 26 : 1 731/2 

his thomas Rand acknoledged the 

Joseph X Sevey above Riting the be his last wil 

mark Coran Jotham Odiorne J p 

her 
Abiah X Rand 

mark 
[Proved Oct. 24, 1736.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 437 

JOHN WHITTOCK 1731/2 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

The twentieth day of March 173 1/2 I John Whittock formerly 
of Troome in Sumersetshire in Great Brittaine Merchant Now at 
Portsmouth in Newhampshire in New Kngland Merchant being 
Sick but of Sound Disposeing Mind and Memory Do make and 
ordaine this my Last Will and Testament 

I will and bequeath unto Theodore Atkinson of Portsmouth 
affore Said Esq r all my Estate Real and personall In Great Brit- 
taine and in New England, he to Have the Disposall thereof, ac- 
cording to his will and pleasure 

And I do hereby Nominate Constitute and appoint the said 
Theodore Atkinson to be my sole Executor of this my Last will 
and Testament : And I do Hereby Make Null and void all other 
wills or Testaments by me heretofore made allowing this only to be 
my Last Will and Testament In Wittness whereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand and Seele the day and yeare first above Written 

signed Sealed & Declared by John Whittock 

the Said John Whittock to be 
his Last Will & Testament in 
presence off us 

W m Bowen 

Jn° Macmath 

James Jeffry 

[Proved July 13, 1732.] 



JOHN WIBIRD 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Wibird of Portmouth, 
merchant, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Wibird, April 7, 1732.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 12.] 

[Warrant, April 7, 1732, auihoriziug Ephraim Dennett and John 
Bradford, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 



438 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Elizabeth Wibird, widow, with Jabez Fitch and 
Hunking Wentworth as sureties, April 7, 1732, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Elizabeth 
Penhallow.] 

[Inventory, signed by Ephraim Dennett and John Bradford; 
amount, ^746.15.10 ; attested Nov. 29, 1733-] 



ELIZABETH USHER 1732 CHARLESTOWN MASS. 

[David Wentworth, son of Ebenezer Wentworth of Portsmouth, 
mariner, aged about sixteen years, makes choice of his father as 
his guardian May 1, 1732 ; acknowledged May 2, 1732.] 

[Suffolk County, Mass., Probate Registry.] 

[Bond of Ebenezer Wentworth of Portsmouth, merchant, with 
Samuel Wentworth and Ebenezer Holmes, merchants, both of 
Boston, as sureties, May 19, 1732, in the sum of ^500, for the 
guardianship of his son, David Wentworth, minor, aged about 
sixteen years, grandson of Elizabeth Usher, deceased, widow of 
Hon. John Usher ; witnesses, John Payne and John Boydell.] 

[Suffolk Couuty, Mass., Probate Registry.] 

[Guardianship of Ebenezer Wentworth, minor, aged about 
twelve years, grandson of Elizabeth Usher, deceased, widow of 
Hon. John Usher, of Charlestown, Mass., granted to his father, 
Ebenezer Wentworth of Portsmouth, merchant, May 19, 1732.] 

[Suffolk. County, Mass., Probate Registry.] 

[Samuel Wentworth, minor, aged about eighteen years, grand- 
son of Elizabeth Usher, deceased, widow of Hon. John Usher of 
Charlestown, Mass., makes choice of his father, Ebenezer Went- 
worth of Portsmouth, merchant, as his guardian May 19, 1732 ; 
acknowledged May 19, 1732.] 

[Suffolk County, Mass., Probate Registry.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 439 

[Bond of Ebenezer Wentworth, with Samuel Wentworth and 
Ebenezer Holmes, merchants, both of Boston, as sureties, May 19, 
1732, in the sum of ^500, as guardian ; witnesses, John Payne and 
John Boyd ell.] 

[Suffolk County, Mass., Probate Registry.] 

[Bonds of Kbenezer Wentworth of Portsmouth, with Samuel 
Wentworth and Ebenezer Holmes of Boston, Mass., as sureties, 
all merchants, in the sum of ^1000 each, Jan. 26, 1732/3, for the 
guardianship of Ebenezer Wentworth aged about thirteen years, 
Samuel Wentworth, aged about nineteen years, and David Went- 
worth, aged about sixteen years, his children by his late wife, Re- 
becca Wentworth ; witnesses, John Jeffries and Samuel Danforth.] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



SAMPSON UNDERHIU, 1732 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Sampson Underhill of Chester, 
husbandman, granted to Elizabeth Underhill of Chester May 15, 

1732.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 194.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Underhill, widow, with Jacob Stanyan and 
Joseph Norton, both of Hampton, as sureties, May 15, 1732, for 
the administration of the estate of her husband, Sampson Under- 
hill ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Elizabeth Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, May 15, 1732, authorizing Jacob Sargent and Samuel 
Emerson, both of Chester, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 31, 1732, amount, ^483.19.6 ; signed by Jacob 
Sargent and Samuel Emerson.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate of 
Sampson Underhill, clothier; amount of estate ^360.0.6 ; expen- 
ditures, ^590.15.10 ; allowed Aug. 25, 1742 ; mentions " to bring- 



440 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ing up a Son Named Hezekiah for 4 1/2 years n w to Bringing up 
another Son Named Moses for 6 1/2 years, " " to the Maintaining 
Supporting and Clothing a Sick Son Named Jeremiah for ten 
years," "to the Charges on the same Son he having fitts in one 
of them fell into the fire and Burnt his hand So that tis useless."] 

[License, Aug. 25, 1742, to the administratrix to sell real 
estate.] 



SARAH WARD 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Sarah Ward, formerly widow 

of Thomas Deverson of Portsmouth, granted to her son, John Dev- 

erson of Portsmouth, joiner, May 22, 1732.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 246.] 

[Bond of John Deverson, with Zachary Leach and Joseph Pit- 
man as sureties, all of Portsmouth, May 22, 1732, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate of Sarah Ward, ** Late Widow of Tho s Dever- 
son of Portsm , Dec d ; witnesses, Thomas White and John Pen- 
hallow.] 

[Warrant, May 22, 1732, authorizing Capt. Jethro Furber and 
George Banfield, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 27, 1732 ; amount, ^47.2.6 ; signed by Jethro 
Furber and George Banfield.] 



EDWARD CATER 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Thomas Trickey, with Samuel Hart and George Wal- 
ton as sureties, May 24, 1732, for the administration of the estate 
of Edward Cater of Portsmouth ; witnesses, John Penhallow and 
Elizabeth Penhallow.] 



new Hampshire: witts 441 

[Administration granted to Thomas Trickey of Newington May 
25, 1732.] 

[Warrant, May 25, 1732, authorizing Capt. Samuel Hart of 
Portsmouth and George Walton of Newington to appraise the 
estate of Edward Cater, u whose Children refused to administer."] 

[Inventory, May 25, 1732 ; amount, ^272.14.8 ; signed by Sam- 
uel Hart and George Walton.] 

[Warrant, Dec. n, 1733, authorizing Samuel Hart, Michael 
Whidden, and John Cutt or Thomas Newmarch, all of Portsmouth, 
to report on the division of the estate into five parts.] 

[Report, Dec. n, 1733, that the estate cannot be divided with- 
out damage ; signed by Samuel Hart, Michael Whidden, and 
Thomas Newmarch.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 10, 1733, authorizing Samuel Hart, Michael 
Whidden, Thomas Newmarch, Valentine Nutter, and Nathaniel 
Meseive, all of Portsmouth, to appraise the real estate in order 
that the only son may take the whole, paying to the other heirs 
their proportions.] 

[Inventory, Dec. n, 1733 ; amount, ^185.0.0; signed by Mi- 
chael Whidden, Thomas Newmaich, Nathaniel Meseive, and Val- 
entine Nutter.] 



SAMUEL PLAISTED 1732 

[Bond of Ichabod Plaisted, with Ellis Huske and Dr. Nathaniel 
Rogers as sureties, June 15, 1732, for the administration of the 
estate of Samuel Plaisted ; witnesses, William Gerrish, James 
Jeffrey, Jr., Thomas Wibird, and John Penhallow.] 



442 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

SAMUEL WHIDDEN 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Michael Whidden, with Mark Newmarch and John 
Gowell as sureties, July 5, 1732, for the administration of the estate 
of his son, Samuel Whidden of Portsmouth ; witnesses, John Pen- 
hallow and Elizabeth Penhallow.] 



THOMAS ALDEN 1732 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Dr. Thomas Alden of Dover 
granted to his widow, Elizabeth Alden, July 10, 1732.*! 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 123.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Alden, widow, with Eleazer Wyer, and 
Benjamin Weymouth as sureties, all of Dover, July 10, 1732, for 
the administration of the estate.] 

[Warrant, July 10, 1732, authorizing Eleazer Wyer and Na- 
thaniel Perkins, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 27, 1732; amount, ^170.4.10; signed by 
Eleazer Wyer and Nathaniel Perkins.] 

[License to the administratrix, June 23, 1733, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 124.] 



WILLIAM NELSON 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Nelson of Portsmouth, 
yeoman, granted to Margaret Nelson of Portsmouth, July 14, 1732.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 211.] 

[Bond of Margaret Nelson, widow, with Samuel White and 
Joseph Nelson as sureties, July 14, 1732, for the administration of 
the estate of her husband, William Nelson; witnesses, John Pen- 
hallow and Elizabeth Penhallow.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 443 

[Warrant, July 14, 1732, authorizing Samuel Brewster and 
Henry Sherburne, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Henry Sherburne and Samuel Brewster ; 
amount, ^328.16.0; attested Nov. 20, 1732.] 

[License, Jan. 30, 1739, to Joseph Gunnison of Kittery, Me., 
shipwright, and his wife, Margaret Gunnison, formerly widow of 
the deceased, to sell real estate.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of personal estate, ^111.2.4; expenditures, ^231.1.4; allowed 
Oct. 31, 1736 ; mentions lt By Maintaining Swain Nelson a Child 
of the said Intestate 4 years & 5 weeks until it was 7 years of age 
at 5/ ^ the said Child being 2 years & 47 weeks of age at the 
Death of s d Intestate," and 44 By D° Jn° Nelson another Child of 
the said Intestate 6 years & 38 weeks at 5/. n ] 



RICHARD YEATON 1732 ISLKS OF SHOALS 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Yeaton of the Isles of 

Shoals granted to his sons, John Yeaton and Samuel Yeaton, 

Aug. ro, 1732.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 261.] 

[Bond of John Yeaton and Samuel Yeaton, with Stephen Green- 
leaf and Peter Greeley as sureties, Aug. 10, 1732, for the admin- 
istration of the estate ; witnesses John Penhallow and Elizabeth 
Penhallow.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 16, 1732; amount, ^393.16.9; signed by 
Charles Randall and Joseph Mace.] 



444 N ^ w HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

EDWARD CATK 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of James Cate and Elizabeth Cate, son and widow of 
Edward Cate, with Michael Whidden and Joshua Peirce as sureties, 
Aug. 24, 1732, for the administration of the estate of Edward 
Cate of Portsmouth ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Edward Cate.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Dec. 22, 1732, signed by John 
Frost, Ephraim Jackson, and Thomas Peirce ; witnesses, Joshua 
Penhallow and John Penhallow. 

u The above is a Bond of Guardianship that Jn° Frost shall 
perform the Office of Guardian to His Children, the Grand-child- 
ren of m r Edw d Cate Dec d 

Childrens Names 

Sam 1 Frost 5 year 

Eliz a Frost 3 year 

Jane Frost 1 year"] 

This Indenture of ten Partes made Between Elizabeth Cate 
(Widdow & Relict of Edward Cate Late of Portsm in Newhamp- 
shire in New England yeoman Deceasd Intestate) of the first : 
James Cate the Eldest son of said Edward Cate of the Second Part : 
Edward Cate of the third Part Tucker Cate of the fourth part 
William Cate of the fifth part Joshua Cate of the sixth part : Jona- 
than Weekes & Elizabeth his wife of y e 7 th part John Wiat & 
Margaret his wife of the Eighth part in the Right of their wifes 
Bridget Dunnavan of the Ninth part & John ffrost in the Right of 
his Children By Mary his wife of the tenth part Wittnesseth : 
That Whereas the said Edward Died Intestate Leaving an Estate 
which according to the Law of this Province ought to be Divided 
Amongst the Children above Named — And Whereas the said 
Elizabeth Cate the Widdow of the said Edward Cate Deceasd hath 
Lands in her own Right : Whiche she is Willing on the Consider- 
ation here after Mentioned shall be Now Divided with the Divi- 
sion of her husbands Estate among their Children and alsoe her 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 445 

thirds in her said Husbands Real Estate: Now This Indenture 
Wittnesseth That It is Covenanted and Agreed By and Between 
the said Parties : and the said Elizabeth Cate the Widdow for her 
Selfe her Ex rs & adm rs Do Covenant Grant & agree to And With 
her said Children above Named That for the Yearly payments of 
Six pounds ^ Annum to be paid her During her Life by her 
Eldest son above Named viz 1 James Cate : And three pounds j$ 
Annum to be paid her During her life by Each of her other Child- 
ren above Named for y e payment of Which said Severall sumes 
Each of the said Children Shall give her an obligation with Pen- 
alty : She Doth hereby Consent And Agree That that part of the 
Real Estate that Came by her Shall Now Imediately be Divided 
with the Rest of her affore said Husbands Estate amongst their 
Children and alsoe her third part of her said Husbands Real Estate : 
And the said James Cate the Eldest son Doth for himselfe his heirs 
Ex rs and adm rs Covenant Grant & agree to And With said Breth- 
ren and sisters before Named & their Ex rs and adm rs that he will 
accept for his Double Portion or Dividend of said fathers Estate 
Real & personall : That Tract of land at Greenland Where he Now 
liveth and to have twenty pounds paid him by his said Brethren 
& sisters : and that to be In full of all his Demands from all his 
said fathers Real And personall Estate and alsoe of the Lands that 
Came by his Mother affore said : and that the s d James Cate Shall 
be Accountable to the Rest of his Brethren & sisters for what stock 
and Moveables he has had from his said fathers Estate since his 
Death : they paying him what Charges besides his time and Labour 
in administring so far as he Did : he alsoe paying a Double part of 
the Charges in Making & Setling a full Divission according to the 
Intent hereof and payment of his Mothers yearely Sume affore 
said — 

And It is Covenanted granted & agreed Between the s d Edward 
Cate Tucker Cate William Cate Joshua Cate Jonathan Weekes & 
his wife Elizabeth — John Wiat and Margaret his wife Bridget 
Donavan & John ffrost in the Right of his wife Mary Deceass & 
as Guardian for his Children by his said wife Each for themselves 



446 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

their heirs Ex rs & adm rs & Do Severally Covenant Grant & agree 
Every of them with the other by these presents in Manner And 
form following : Viz* That they Consent & agree to the Setle- 
ment of that part of the Estate to their Brother James Cate in 
Manner a ff ore said : and alsoe to their Severall payments Respect- 
ively to be paid by Each of them to their Mother affore Said in 
Manner and form affore said : And that the Remainder of their said 
fathers Estate Real & personall Shall be Equally Divided amongst 
them with that part that Came by their said Mother as to Quain- 
tity and Quality & Set off to them Severally by Meets and bounds 
By Eaphraim Dennet Esq r Cap 1 Sam 11 Hart & Mark Langdon all 
of Portsmouth affore said as soone as Conveniently the said Gen* 
Can Do it And that Each one Will pay his and their proportionable 
part of the Charges & Debts Due from their said fathers Estate and 
that Whatsoever Either of the said Parties hath already had towards 
their advancement out of their said fathers Estate Shall be now 
Bro* in to Make an Equall Distribution according to the Law of 
the Province by the Gen 1 above Named 

And for the True fJformance of all Every Covenant and agree- 
ment on Each partie herein before Mentioned they & Each of them 
for themselves their heirs Ex rs & adm rs Bind & oblige themselvs 
unto the other his & their Ex rs & adm rs in the sume or penalty of 
one hundred pounds In Wittness whereof Each party hath here- 
unto Set their hands & seals March the fifteenth Anno Dom' 

1732/3 

and It is further agreed by the Children above said that their 

Mother Elizabeth Shall have her Choice of one halfe the Dwelling 

house & halfe the Garden Dureing her life free — and halfe the 

Celler— 

signed sealed and Delivered in James Cate 

presence of us — Edward Cate 

Cyprian Jeffry Tucker Cate 

James Jeffry W m Cate 

Joshua Cate 

Jonathan Weekes 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 447 

the mark of 
Eliz a X Week 
the mark of 
Bridget X Dunnavan 
Jn° ffrost 
marg wyatt 
John Wyatt 
Meargrit wyatt 

Pursuant to Articles of Agreement Made and agreed to on the 
fifteenth day of March last past By and Between Elizabeth Cate of 
Portsmouth in Newhampshire in New England Widdow & Relict 
of Edward Cate Late of Portsmouth affore Said yeoman Deceasd 
Intestate : of the one part And the Children and Coheirs of the Said 
Edward Cate of the Severall other Parts — as by an Instrument in 
Writing under their hands and Seals : (reference to the same being 
had will at Large appeare) Impowering us the subscribers to Make 
Divission of the Said Edward Cates Real Estate : and alsoe to 
make Divission of what lands Came by the affore Said Elizabeth 
Cate from her father Tucker and of her the said Elizabeth thirds 
in her said Late husband Edward Cates Estate : So to Make an 
Entire Divission of all the Real Estate amongst the Children of 
the Said Edward Cate of all the Lands & houses the said Edward 
Died Seized and Possessed off : amongst them and those that rep- 
resent them as Neare In Quality and Quaintity as wee Could In 
our best Judgment 

Accordingly wee have been upon the lands and vie [we]d it well 
and have laid out by meets and bounds Each ones Share (Except 
the Eldest Sons which is Set off by agreement & Consent as here- 
after) of all the Rest wee have Caused a platt to be made on the 
other Side hereof : and number Each one part in figurs : Numbe r 
one being Edward Cates Share : Number two with the Dwelling 
house upon it Is Joshua Cates Share he paying to his Brother in 
law Jonathan weeks twelve pounds and letting his Mother Eliza- 
beth Cate have the free use of the Westerly halfe of the Dwelling 



448 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

house During her Life and halfe y e Garden : Number three with 
the Barn thereon to Bridget Dunnavan Number fower And Number 
Eight William Cates Part : Number Nine Tucker Cates part : 
Number five in two parts for the Children of John Frosts Number 
six in two parts is Margarets Wiats Number Seven is Jonathan 
Weekses part and alsoe twelve pounds to be paid Him by Joshua 
Gate for Equality of Partition The Eldest Son James Cate to have 
all that land at Greenland Neare the Great Bay (where he livs) 
It being purchased by his father Edward Cate) for his Double 
Share and twenty pounds out of the Goods & Chatles Jonathan 
Weeks Tucker Cate & William Cate to have that Quarter and a 
halfe of an acres of laud lying at the Water Side Neare Monsons 
in the Cove or Creek below the said Edward Cates Dwelling house 
and the high way Down from the Rhoad to sagamors Creek to the 
said land : and in lieu of the said Elizabeths land being Now so 
Divided with her affore Said Husbands Estate and alsoe her 
Dowry being Now Divided Amongst the Children of the said Ed- 
ward Cate (By her) And their Representatives : Each of them the 
said Children & those that appeareto act for them do oblidge them- 
selvs and their parts of the said Estate for Each Respectively to 
pay unto the said Elizabeth Cate Dureing her Life (besides her 
living in the Dwelling house as affore said : the Severall Sumes 
following That is to say : the Eldest son James Cate Six pounds 
yearely and Every yeare and Each of the other Children or the 
Guardians of those that represent them three pounds yearly and 
Every yeare so long as the said Elizabeth Shall live — This is our 
Return according to the Trust Reposed in us and according to our 
best Judgments Witness our hands May the twenty fourth Anno 
Domini 1733 — 

Eph m Dennet 
Sam 11 Hart 
Mark Langdon 
Wee the subscribers do all of us agree to the above Division and 
Each of us accept the same for our Severall parts & portions of 




*Y 9r iZ ir> V v f ■ lP Y' uloi y **V Wv^^V. 




NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 449 

our fathers Edward Gates Estate Wittnesses our hands & Seales — 

Edward Cate 
W m Cate 
Joshua Cate 
Jonathan Weeks 

her 
Elizabeth X Weeks 

mark 
Tucker Cates 

her 
Bridget X Dunnavan 
mark 
her 
Elizabeth X Cate 

mark 
James Cates 
Margrit wyatt 



THOMAS HALIv 1732 DOVER 

[James Hall, oldest son, renounces administration on the estate 
of his father, Thomas Hall of Dover, in favor of another son, 
Thomas Hall, Sept. 2, 1733, the widow also declining to act.] 

[Bond of Thomas Hall, with Francis Mathes and Jonathan 
Chase, both of Dover, as sureties, Sept. 2, 1732, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate ; witnesses, Benjamin Walton and John 
Penhallow.] 



JOSEPH CLOUGH 1732 KINGSTON 

A Copy of what was declar'd and deliver'd by Joseph Clough of 
Kingston a little before his death, his Speech So failing him, as 
that he was not Capable of Making a will. 

29 



450 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

This Instrument May Serve to Certifye And declare that I Joseph 
Clough of Kingston being apprehensive that God is about to take 
Me away from My children by death, I putting Much trust and 
confidence in My beloved friends, My brother Cornelius Clough, 
and My Neighbour William Buzzel do commit My children to their 
Care and Inspection, And do Impower thenTto take the care of 
them to See that they are at present provided for, and according as 
prudence shall direct to take care for their bringing up, Impower- 
ing these two My trusty and beloved friends to put them out into 
good families where they May be well brought up as in their 
prudence they shall think convenient when they come to be capa- 
ble to go forth to Trades In the Mean time taking care that they 
May be comfortably and carefully provided for by the Income And 
Improvement of My estate, this is what I think convenient to do 
as to the disposing of My Children, And do now Ratifye and 
declare this, And have hereunto Set My hand and Seal being in 
Rational capacity So to do, this twelfth day of October Anno Dom. 

Sign'd, Seal'd, & declar'd In Joseph Clough 

presence of 
Ward Clark 
Eben. Webster 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Clough of Kingston, 

cordwainer, granted to Ezra Clough of Kingston, husbandman, 

Oct. i, 1732.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 12.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 23, 1732 ; amount, ^709.0.5 ; signed by John 
Swett and William Buzzell ; attested by Ezra Clough, administra- 
tor, son of the deceased.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 10.] 

[Bond of Ezra Clough of Kingston, with John Swett and Cor- 
nelius Clough as sureties, Dec. 1, 1732, for the administration of 
the estate; witnesses, William Buzzell and John Penhallow.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WII^S 45 1 

[Joseph Clough of Kingston, son of Joseph Clough, makes 
choice of William Buzzell of Kingston as his guardian March 7, 

I732/3-] 

[Mary Clough of Kingston, daughter of Joseph Clough, makes 
choice of William Buzzell of Kingston as her guardian, Oct. 1, 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Oct. 16, 1733, signed by Wil- 
liam Buzzell, Cornelius Clough, and Andrew Webster ; witnesses, 
John Penhallow and Elizabeth Penhallow ; " Guardian for Mary 
Clough 14 years Joseph Clough 15 Obed h Clough 10 Children of 
Joseph Clough."] 

[Guardianship of Reuben Clough, aged twelve years, Elizabeth 
Clough, aged ten years, and Love Clough, aged four years, child- 
ren of Joseph Clough of Kingston, granted to their uncle, Cornelius 
Clough, Oct. 16, 1733.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 24.] 

[Guardianship of Tabitha Clough, aged about nine years, 
daughter of Joseph Clough, granted to Andrew Webster of Kings- 
ton, Oct. 16, 1733.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 25.] 

[Guardianship of Joseph Clough of Kingston and Mary Clough, 

minors, aged more than fourteen years, and Obediah Clough, aged 

about ten years, children of Joseph Clough, granted to William 

Buzzell Oct. j6, 1733.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 13.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Oct. 16, 1733, signed by Cor- 
nelius Clough, William Buzzell, and Andrew Webster ; witnesses, 
John Penhallow and Elizabeth Penhallow ; " Guardian for Reuben 
Clough 12 years Eliz a Clough 10 years Love Clough 4 years old. 
Children of Joseph Clough of Kingstown Dec d ."] 



452 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Oct. 16, 1733, signed by Andrew 
Webster, Cornelius Clough, and William Buzzell ; witnesses, John 
Penhallow and Elizabeth Penhallow ; ( ( Guardian for Tabatha 
Clough Aged 9 Years Daughter of Joseph Clough Dec d ."] 

[Warrant, Feb. 11, 1734/5, authorizing Kbenezer Stevens, 
Lieut. John Swett, and Joseph Greeley, all of Kingston, to report 
on the division of the estate among the children.] 

[Report, April 22, 1735, that the estate cannot be divided with- 
out damage ; signed by Ebenezer Stevens, John Swett, and Joseph 
Greeley.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 31, 1735, authorizing Ebenezer Stevens, Jere- 
mian Webster, gentleman, John Swett, John Darling, and Nathan 
Batchelder, yeomen, all of Kingston, to divide the estate, none of 
the heirs being willing to take the whole and pay the others.] 

Prov : of New Hamps : 

In Obedience to & Compliance with a Warrant from y e Court of 
Probates for y e Province afores d to us directed to Authorize & Im- 
power us to Divide the estate of Joseph Clough Late of Kingstown 
in s d Province Deceas'd Wee the Subscribers having been & viewed 
the Land & Buildings & according to the Best of our Judgment 
haveing regard to Quantity & Quality have Divided y e s d Estate 
into Ten parts & have set off to the Eldest son two parts & to the 
rest of the Children one part to Each Child as followeth viz : 

The I st Share to mercy in the Homestead & Bounded as follows 
beginning at y e South End at the Rode on the East side of y e s d 
Homestead Lott at y e South East Corner Bounds thereof & to Run 
5 Rods Westerly on the Rode to A stake & then Northerly the 
whole Length of y e s d Lott at the north End of which it is 5 & 
1/2 Rods wide being Bounded on y e north East Corner with the 
Bounds of y e s d Lott & North Westerly to A stake ; Laying on 
Land of Ebenezer Stevens on the East & to have a straight Line 
on y e West from stake to stake & Also to Run still northerly 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 453 

keeping y e same width through an addition of three acres Joyning 
thereto ; with 1/6 of y e House 

2 d & 3 d to Ezra in y e s d Homestead L,ott, & Bounded Easterly 
on mercys share & Running Westerly on y e Rode Eleven Rods 
which is y e width of his two shares to a stake & then Running 
northerly y e whole L,ength of the L,ot at y e north End of which 
it is 12 Rods wide & keeping y e width still northerly through y 6 
s d three acres ; & his part in y e Buildings is i/6 of y e House & 
y e whole Barn 

4 th to Mary, in the Homestead & Bounded at y e south end on 
Ezra's share & Running Westerly on y e Rod from his s d stake 
6 Rods 1/4 to a stake & then Running Northerly on Ezras shares 
y e whole length of y e s d L,ot at y e north End of which it is 6 1/2 
Rods wide Bounded on a stake & to keep y e width running still 
northerly through y e s d Three Acres; & also 1/6 of y e House 

5 th to Obadiah in the Homestead & Bounded on Marys share & 
Running Westerly from her s d stake on y e Rode 6 1/4 Rods to a 
stake & then Running Northerly y e whole Length of y e s d L,ot at 
y e north end of which it is 6 1/2 Rods wide to A stake & keeping 
y e width Running still northerly through y e s d three Acres ; & 
also 1/6 of y e House 

6 th to Tabitha ; in the Homestead & Bounded on Obadiahs share 
& Running Westerly on y e Rode his s d stake 6 1/4 Rods to a stake 
& then Running northerly y e whole length of y e s d Lott at the 
north end of which it is 6 3/4 Rods wide to A stake & keeping 
the width Running still Northerly through y e s d Three Acres ; & 
also 1/6 of y e House 

7 th to Elizabeth in the Homestead ; & Bounded on Tabitha's 
share & Running Westerly on the Rode 6 Rods & 5 feet to a 
stake & then Running Northerly y e whole length of y e s d L,ott at 
the north end of which it is 6 1/2 Rods & 6 feet wide to a stake 
& keeping the width Running still northerly through y e s d three 
acres ; & also 1/6 of y e House 

8 th to L,ove part in the Homestead & on Elizabeth's share & 
Running Westerly on y e Rode 3 1/2 Rods & 2 1/2 feet to the 



454 N ^ w HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

South West Corner Bounds of y e s d Lott & Running northerly y e 
whole length of y e s d Lott at the north end of which it is 4 Rods 
wide to the north West Corner Bounds of y e s d Lott & keeping 
y e width still Running northerly through y e s d Three Acres ; & 
also 15 acres in y e upper second Division above y e Two Hund d 
Acre Grants y e 72 Lott in number in s d Division ; & one Common 
Right 

9 th to Reuben 30 Acres in the upper west Division next Chester 
y e 53 Lott in number in s d Division & 1/4 of y e north Grant so 
Called y e 27 th Lott in number & 2 Common Rights 

10 th to Joseph 15 Acres in the Lower second division below the 
two Hund d Acres Grants the 62 Lott in number in s d Division & 
3/4 of the aboves d north Grant y e 27 th Lot in number 
As witness our hands this 13 th day of January 1735/6 

Ebenezer Stevens 
John Darling 
Nathan Bachelder 
Jeremy Webster 
[Allowed Jan. 28, 1735/6.] 



CORNELIUS DRISCO 1732 NEWMARKET 

In the Name of God Amen. The tenth Day of October One 
thousand Seven hundered and thirty two I Cornelius Drisco, att 
lampper Ele River in Newmarkitt in the province of newhamp- 
shire farmer, Being Verry sick in Body 

Imprimus i give and Bequeath to mary my wife Beloved wife the 
whole of all my houses Barns and lands, out lands, with all the 
privilidges Belonging to the aforesaid houses and barns During her 
widow hood, or untill my sons Come of full age that is to say 
twenty one years, with all the Cows and Oxen att her disposeing 

Item i give and dispose to my two sons James drisco and Jere- 
miah Drisco all my houses and Barns, and lands, and one Right 
in gilmantown, and all /the priviledges thereunto belonging, all 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 455 

the timber and under wood orchards with all my part of mills 
and privilidges thereunto belonging, to be Equeally Devided be- 
tween the afores d James and Jeremiah Drisco, And all privilidges 
belonging to my said Esteate or hereafter may be when thy arive 
to twenty one years of age, and furthermore I will that if Hither 
of my two Sons Dye without any Heir, that the surviveing son 
have The whole of my Esteate, with my full Right of Com'ons in 
Exetor. 

Item i give to my two Daughters mary Dinbo, and Kisiah all 
my moveables, to be Equeally Divided between my daughters that 
is to say what part Dinbo had to be in part for her half it being 
to the plesure of mary my wife when to Dispose of said moveables 
During Her Widow hood. Given under my hand and seale the 
Day and year above writtin 

Witness present his 

Stephen : pendergast Cornelius X Drisco 

his mark 

George X Greer 
mark 

[Proved Jan. 21, 1732/3.] 

[Administration on the estate of Cornelius Drisco granted to his 

widow, Mary Drisco, Jan. 21, 1732/3, no executor being named 

in his will.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 135.] 

[Bond of Mary Drisco, widow, with Stephen Pendergast and 
George Greer, both of Exeter, as sureties, Jan. 21, 1732/3, for 
the administration of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and 
William Winkley.] 

[Inventory, April 16, 1733 ; amount, ^746.16.0 ; signed by 
John Smith and Sampson Doe.] 

[Citation, Jan. 19, 1 740/1, to Mary Drisco of Newmarket, 



456 NEW HAMPSHIRE WIUS 

widow, to appear and render an account of her administration ; 
return signed by Joseph Gilman, constable.] 

[Warrant, April 29, 1741, authorizing Edward Hall, Richard 
Mattoon, Joseph Jenkins, Samuel Brackett, all of Newmarket, 
and Benjamin Smith of Durham, yeomen, to divide the estate 
among the widow and children.] 

Province of \ Whereas we the Subscribers ware apointed (by 
New hamp e ) y e Honnorable Richard Waldron Esq r Judge of 
probates of wills & for granting Letters of administration) to Di- 
vide the Real Esteate of Corneleus Drsco Late of Newmrket in s d 

prvince Dece d Pursuant thereunto we have Divided the Said 

Real Esteate as follows We have sett off to mary Drisco the widdow 
of y e s d Dece d for her theird part of the Real Esteate of the Said 
Dece d twenty two acres of Land Bounded as follows begining at a 
Stake Standing In Durham Line twelve Rodes Distant westerly 
from y e Corner Elm tree Between m r Sampson Doe & Said Dece d 
& from y° afore said Stake it Runs South Seventy four Degrees 
west ten Rods to a Stake then from thence It Runs a Steight Line 
parallel to the Dividing Line between S d Doe & s d Dece d to Lam- 
perel River then it Runs westerly by S d River Seventeen Rods & 
one half Rod to an apple tree Spotted then north fifteen Degrees 
East Sixty Rods then north twenty nine Degrees West to the afore 
S d Durham Line then Said Durham Line the Bounds to the Stake 
first mentioned in part of s d twiuty two acres the Remaining part 
of s d twenty two acres Begins at a Stake in Durham Line twenty 
four Rods Distant westerly from y e westerly Corner of y e first part 
of s d twenty two acres & Runs on a Streight Line South Eight 
Degrees west to Lamprel River then westerly By Lamperel River 
Seventeen Rods then on a Streight Line North twelve Degrees & 
one half Degree Easte to Durham Line afore s d then Easterly on 
Durham Line twelve Rods to y e Stake where it began & one third 

part of the house & Barn 

2ly We hae Satt off to James Drisco y e Eldest Son for his two 







"»ia?-£<£ ^ t 



Jose/4 A JudAins. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 457 

Shres of two thirds of s d Real Esteate twenty two acres of Land 
in s d Ksteate it being in two peaces one pace is in the feild & Con- 
tains Bight acres and is Bounded as follows Begining at y e Elm 
tree afre Said & Runs twelve Rods to the widdows thirds then 
y e widdows thirds is the Bounds on y e west Lamperel River on 
y e South and Land in y e possession of the Does on East to the 
Elm tree first Mentioned the other peace is in the pasture & 
Containg fourteen Acres & is Bounded as follors Begining at a 
Stake in Durham Line on y e west Side of y e westerly part of the 
widdows thirds & Runs twelve Rods to Lamperel River & S d 
River is the bounds on the west & South & the S d widdows thirds 
on y e East to y e Stake where it begin & two fifth parts of two 
thirds of the house & Barn — 

3ly We have Sett off to mary Sawyer for her one fifth part of 
two third of S d Esteate in S d Esteate Eleven acres of Land Bounded 
it as follows viz twenty four Rods on Durham Line it being & Ex- 
tending from one part of the widdows thirds to the other then 
Bounding on y e East Side of y e westerly peace of Land Set of to y e 
widdow Sixty two Rods then north Seventy Degrees Est ten Rods 
then South East twenty three Rods to a Stake then north ninteen 
Degrees west forty Seven Rods then north twenty nine Degrees 
west to Durham Line afore S d where it began & one half of three 
fifths of two thirds of the house & Barn — 

4ly We have Set off to Keziah wille wife of theodor willee for 
her fifth part of two thirds of S d Esteate all the Share Right & 
Propriety belonging or any ways appertaining to y e S d Dec d his 
Esteate in y e township of Exeter Excepting the home place here 
Divided and also one Right & Share in the town of gilmantown 

5ly We have Set off to Jeremiah Drisco for his fifth part of two 
thirds of Said Esteate Eleven acres of Land in S d Esteat & Bounded 
it as follows Begining at y e Land here set off to mary sawyer & 
Runs to Lamperel River S d Sawyers Land being y e Bounds on y e 
north & s d Lamprel River on y e South & y e widdows thirds on 
y e East & west & also one half of three fifths of two thirds of the 
house & Barn And in all this our Return (Keziah wille her part 



45 8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Exepted) we have Refarnce to a plan of S d Ksteate given under 
our hand & Barring Date Equal with this Return given under our 
hands at Newmarket this 26 of May annoq Domini 1741 

Edward Hall 
Joseph Judkins 
Sam 11 Brackett 
Benjamin Smith 



JOSHUA LAIDLEY 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Dr. Joshua Laidley of Ports- 
mouth granted to William Dunlap of Worcester, Mass., Oct, 12, 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 17.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 12, 1732, authorizing Hugh Montgomery and 
Samuel Huey, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Bond of William Dunlap, with James Boyd and Hugh Mont- 
gomery, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, Oct. 13, 1732, for the 
administration of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and 
Thomas Hall.] 

[Inventory, signed by Hugh Montgomery and Samuel Huey ; 
amount, ^37.19.7 ; attested Oct. 12, 1732.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
^37.19.7 ; expenditures, ^42.6.6 ; allowed Oct. 16, 1732.] 



JOHN HALL 1732 

[Bond of Thomas Hall of Dover, with Archibald Smith and 
James Hall as sureties, Oct. 13, 1732, for the administration of the 
estate of his brother, John Hall ; witnesses, John Ayer and John 
Penhallow.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 459 

JOHN THOMPSON 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Thompson of Portsmouth, 
husbandman, granted to his widow, Sarah Thompson, Oct. 17, 

1732.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 42.] 

[Bond of Sarah Thompson, with John Wiley and Hugh Mont- 
gomery, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, Oct. 17, 1732, for the 
administration of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Mary 
Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 17, 1732, authorizing John Vincent and Samuel 
Huey, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory; amount, ^308.0.3 ; attested Nov. 15, 1732.] 



RICHARD WIBIRD 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen. The nineteenth day of October, in 
the Year of Our lyord & Saviour Jesus Christ one Thousand Seven 
hundred and thirty two. I Richard Wibird of Portsmouth in the 
Province of New Hampshire in New England Esq r and Merch*, 
being Week in body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to Elizabeth my dearly beloved wife 
one third part of all the Goods and merchandize in the Shop and 
Cellar, She to trade in Company with my two sons Richard and 
Thomas or with either of them so long as they shall see cause 
so to do, and one third part of all the debts due to me she paying 
one third part of the debts due from me contracted since our Inter- 
marriage she viz* my said Wife Elizabeth to pay a Legacy of one 
hundred pounds in Goods at money Price unto Mehetabel Wain- 
wright when she shall arrive at eighteen Years of age or in six 
months after marriage which shall first happen, which legacy I 
Give and bequeath unto the said Mehetabel Wainwright, she my 



460 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

said Wife to dispose of the remainder of the said Third of shop 
Goods and merchandize, and of ye debts due to me and the Gains 
thereof, except what she shall have occasion to spend) amongst 
my Children and Grandchildren at her death as she shall see meet. 
Item I Give and bequeath to my said Wife the one third part of 
all my household Goods and furniture to dispose of as she pleas- 
eth. I Give and bequeath the other two thirds of all my house- 
hold Goods and furniture to my two sons Richard and Thomas to 
be equally divided between them. Item I Give and bequeath to my 
son Richard Wibird the piece of land I bought of Richard Jose 
Excepting the house where M r Matthew Bradford Now liveth and 
the Garden there as now fenced in. I also Give and bequeath the 
said Piece of land bought of S d Jose to the Heirs and assigns of 
my son Richard. Item I Give and bequeath to my well beloved 
Brother Antony Wibird Ten pounds sterling to put him into 
mourning and A Guinea to buy him a Ring. Item I Give and 
bequeath unto the Daughter of my Brother Antony Ten pounds 
sterling to put her into Mourning and a Guinea to buy her a Ring. 
Item my will is that my Executors as soon as conveniently may 
be after my decease sell the Cedar swamp & land belonging to it, 
and the produce there of to be put out at Interest and that my 
Grandson Antony Wibird son of my son John wibird Deceased, 
be allowed ten pounds per Year out of the principal or Interest or 
both, till he shall enter into College or is sixteen Years of age 
which shall first happen and that he be maintained and supported 
out of the produce of y e same from his Entering into College till 
he shall take his degree of Bachellor of Arts, in case he shall be 
judged capable of learning and shall enter the College & take his 
first degree in four year after entry as usuall, the remainder, if any 
be, to be equally divided amongst my Children and Grandchildren, 
and in case he should not be capable of learning y e whole to be so 
divided. Item I Give and bequeath to my Grandaughter Sarah 
Wentworth the lot of land in the Glebe land and the house there 
on Wherein my son in law Hunking Wentworth now lives and to 
the Heirs and assigns of my said Grandaughter. Item I Give and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 46 1 

bequeath unto my two Grand children viz* Antony Wibird and 
Sarah Wentworth the sum of fifteen hundred pounds apiece, be- 
sides what their father and Mother have already had and what I 
have already given them, to be payd them in manner following 
that is to say, the money to be raised out of my out lands in all 
the new towns if need be or out of any of them as shall be most 
convenient, and to be payd them by my two sons Richard and 
Thomas in equal parts, My Grand son Antony to receive his fif- 
teen hundred pounds when he shall arrive at twenty one Years of 
age and my Grandaughter sarah to receive her fifteen hundred 
pounds when she shall arrive at eighteen years of age or at day of 
Marriage which shall first happen, No Interest to be allowed 
either of them till the legacy becomes due according to the time of 
payment above mentioned, but in Case my Grandson Antony 
Shall dy before he arrives at twenty one Years of age or my Gran- 
daughter before eighteen Years old or day of Marriage then my 
will is that his or her part or both their parts if both should so 
dy, be equally divided between my two sons Richard and Thomas 
And in Case Any Person or Persons who Claim or shall claim 
under Mason Should recover the out lands in the new Towns then 
My Will is that my Two Grand Children have but twelve hund- 
red pounds a piece to be payd them in manner as aforesaid. Item 
I Give and bequeath unto my Good friend Mrs. Hannah Bradford 
Wife of M r Matthew Bradford the sum of ten pounds. Item I Give 
and Bequeath unto Mary Barns the sum of five pounds for her 
Extra service to and Care of me. Item I Give and Bequeath to my 
two sons Richard and Thomas the Residue and Remainder of my 
Estate not already disposed of, both real and Personal wheresoever 
it is or may be found, and to their Heirs and assigns to be equally 
divided between my said two sons. And I do Constitute make 
and ordain my true and well beloved wife Elizabeth Richard Wald- 
ron Esq r and my Son Richard Wibird to be Executors of this my 
last Will and Testament, Desireing that they would be carefull to 
have this my last Will and Testament f ullnlled and complyed with, 
And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every 



462 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

other former Testaments Wills and Eegacys, bequests and Execu- 
tors by me in any ways, before this time named, willed and be- 
queathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last 
Will and Testament. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set 
my hand and seal the day & year above written 

Signed sealed, published and R. Wibird 

declared and pronounced by the 
Said Richard Wibird as his last 
Will and Testament in presence 
of us y e Subscribers 

Hen Sherburne 

Jo s Peirce 

W m Parker jun r 

[Proved April 25, 1733.] 

[Richard Waldron declines to act as one of the executors April 
24, I733-] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Sept. 3, 1733, signed by Rich- 
ard Wibird and Thomas Wibird.] 



JEREMIAH WALFORD 1732/3 NEWCASTLE 

In the Name of God Amen. I Jeremiah Waif ord of New-Castle 
in New-hampshire Husbandman being Aged * 

2 Secondly — I do give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife 
Elizabeth Waif ord all my Estate both real and personall of what 
nature and Kind soever (She paying all my Just debts and funeral 
charges) forever That is ; for her own proper use & behoofe, to 
Sell or dispose of it as She Shall See fit for her Comfortable Sup- 
port & Maintenance & at her decease to dispose of it to whom She 
Shall See fit for her handsome and decent burial. And I do likewise 
Constitute and Appoint She my Said Wife Elizabeth Walford to 
be my Sole Executrix of this my last will & Testament ratified & 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 463 

publishing pronouncing it to be my last Will & Testament at 
New-Castle this Thirteenth day of January Anno Domini one 
Thousand Seven hundred & thirty two three : In the Sixth Year 
of the reign of our soverign Lord King George the Second by y e 
Grace of God King of Great Brittain &c 

Signed, Sealed publish 'd pro- Jeremiah 

nounc'd and declar'd to be my his X mark 

last will and Testament in the Walford 

presents of us 

Joseph Jackson 

Benjamin Jackson 

Joseph Newmarch 

[Proved May 2, 1733.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Elizabeth Walford, 
Joseph Jackson, and Thomas Mazet ; witnesses, John Penhallow 
and Joseph Newmarch.] 



WILLIAM KNIGHT 1732/3 

[Inventory of the estate of William Knight, who died Feb. 5, 
1730/1 ; amount, ^3292.16.7 ; signed by Hunking Wentworth and 
Tobias Langdon ; attested by Deborah Knight, widow and admin- 
istratrix, Jan. 11, 1732/3.] 



HENRY WADLEIGH 1732/3 EXETER 

[iVdministration on the estate of Henry Wadleigh of Exeter 

granted to Joseph Wadleigh of Hampton Feb. 20, 1732/3.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. in.] 

[Bond of Joseph Wadleigh of Hampton, with Robert Rowe and 
Ebenezer Sinclair as sureties, Feb. 20, 1732/3, for the administra- 
tion of the estate of Henry Wadleigh of Exeter ; witnesses, John 
Penhallow and John Watts,] 



4^4 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Feb. 20, 1732/3, authorizing John Lord and Daniel 
Thing, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate of Henry Wadleigh, 
administration of which is granted to his son, Joseph Wadleigh, 
the widow renouncing administration.] 

[Inventory, March 8, 1732/3; amount, .£129.0.0 ; signed by John 
Lord and Daniel Thing.] 

[Warrant, June 3, 1734, authorizing John Lord and Daniel 
Thing, both of Exeter, to appraise additional property to be ex- 
hibited to them by Samuel Magoon, one of the heirs.] 

[Additional inventory of the estate of Ensign Henry Wadleigh, 
Sept. 2, 1734; amount, ,£391.15.0; signed by John Lord and 
Daniel Thing.] 



PETER VARNEY 1732/3 DOVER 

In the Name of God A men March ye Second Anno Domone 
one thosand seven hundred & thirty two I Petter Verney of Dover 
in New hamshier in New England Being Sick in body 

Imprimis I Give and bequeath unto my Loving Wife Sarah 
Verney one beed and the furnetur there unto belonging as Curtains 
Sheets blanketts pillow Coverled one Cowe with her pastering and 
Wintering and allso two Swne and two Sheep to be Wintered on 
my place during her Natural life and fifteen bushels of Corue to be 
found her yerely and allso one half my dweling house in Ever 
Respect and to be found with fire wood Convent for her at all 
times 

Item I give unto my Daughter Sarah twety pound in money 
within one yere after my deses 

Item I give unto my Daughter Rachel Eighteen pound in 
money to be paid within one yere after my deses 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 465 

Item I give unto my Daughter Susanna fifteen pound in money 
to be paid within two yere after my Dess 

Item I give unto my Daughter L,edy fifteen pound in money to 
be paid within two yere after my dess 

Item I give unto my Sun Joseph twenty Shillings and the heirs 
of my Sun Benjamin twenty Shillings in money all Said legacys 
to be paid out of my Estate by my Executor 

Item I give unto my Sun Moses Vereney after my Just debts 
and L,egecys are paid all the Remainder of my Estate lands Chat- 
tels what So Ever here wher I Now dwell or Else where 

And I do here make and appoint my well beloved sun Moses 
Verney full and sole Executor of this my last Will and testament 
here by Revoking disnnulling and making Void all former wills 
and bequests by me made and declaring this only to be my will 
and testament In Wittness whereof I have here unto seet my 
hand and seal the day and yere above said March ye twenteth 
Seventh day 

Signed Sealed & delivred In Peter Varney 

persents of Us 

Joseph austin 

hatevil hall 

Robert Evens 

[Proved May 18, 1732.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 14, 1732 ; amount, ^419.13.0 ; signed by John 
Canney and Robert Evans.] 



JAMES HUNTER 1732/3 BOSTON MASS. 

[Elizabeth Hunter, daughter of James Hunter of Boston, Mass., 
makes choice of James Rogers of Londonderry as her guardian 
March 6, 1732/3 ; witnesses, John Douglass and John Maq- 
Murphy.] 

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466 NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Guardianship of Elizabeth Hunter, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, daughter of James Hunter of Boston, Mass., 
granted to James Rogers of Londonderry March 10, 1732/3.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 107.] 

[Guardianship of Agnes Hunter, aged about eight years, Mary 
Hunter, aged six years, and James Hunter, aged four years, chil- 
dren of James Hunter of Boston, Mass., laborer, granted to John 
MacMurphy of Londonderry March 10, 1732/3.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 108.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, March 10, 1732/3, signed by 
James Rogers, Alexander Wiley, and David McFarland ; witnesses, 
John MacMurphy and John Watts.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, March 10, 1732/3, signed by 
John MacMurphy, Alexander Wiley, and David McFarland ; wit- 
nesses, John Penhallow and John Watts ; endorsed " M r Jn° Mac- 
murpheys Bond of Guardianship for James Hunters Three Child- 
ren, Viz 1 Agnis Mary & James Hunter."] 

[Warrant, March 12, 1732/3, authorizing James McKeen, John 
Archibald, John Wallace, Jesse Christy, and Patrick Douglass, all 
of Londonderry, to divide the estate among the six surviving 
children, Adam Hunter, John Hunter, Elizabeth Hunter, Agnes 
Hunter, Mary Hunter, and James Hunter.] 

[Mary Campbell acknowledges receipt, Dec. 1, 1733, °^75-0.o 
in full for her interest in the estate of her former husband, James 
Hunter.] 

Portsm Dec r 7 th 1733 Then John Archibald, John Wallis, & 
Jesse Christee Made Oath that they Divided the within Land to 
the Heirs of James Hunter Dec d According to the Best of their 
Knowledge without favour or affection Leaving a Road between 
Each Lot of two Rod wide, & in Number six to be two Roads of 




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two Rod wide, w ch was Agreed upon by all the partys — w ch Roads 
are to be L,aid out with the most Conveniency to pass from one 
Division to Another ; all w ch is allowed & approved of 
John Penhallow Benj a Gambling 

Reg r Judge of Probate &c 

Province of / Portsm° Dec r 7 th 1733, Then John Archibald 

New Hamps r ) John Wallis, & Jessee Christee Made Oath that 

they Divided the Within Meadow Among the Children of James 

Hunter Dec d to the Best of their Knowledge without favour or 

affection, w ch Divisions are allow'd & approved of 

John Penhallow Benj a Gambling 

Reg r Judge of Probate &c : 



DAVID MOULTON 1732/3 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of David Moulton of Hampton 
granted to Jabez Smith of Hampton March 17, 1732/3.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 222.] 

[Bond of Jabez Smith, with Nathaniel Peabody and Joseph 
Moulton, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, March 17, 1732/3, for 
the administration of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and 
John Watts.] 

[Warrant, March 17, 1732/3, authorizing Josiah Moulton and 
Peter Johnson, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of the estate of David Moulton, who died Feb. 15, 
1732/3 ; amount, ,£379.14.0 ; signed by Josiah Moulton and Peter 
Johnson; attested April 10, 1732.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, April, 1733, signed by Jabez 
Smith, Josiah Moulton, and Peter Johnson ; witnesses, John Pen- 
hallow and William Winkley ; ' ( This is a Bond of Guardianship 



468 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

That Jabez Smith Esq r Gives in behalf of Jane Moulton & Jer a 
Moulton Children of David Moulton of Hampton Deed : under 
14 years old."] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate of David Moulton of 
Hampton, blacksmith, by Jabez Smith, administrator; receipts, 
^191.1.1 ; expenditures, ^106.18.9; allowed Oct. 25, 1738, and 
ordered that the balance be paid to the oldest son and four other 
children ; mentions a daughter, Mary.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 389.] 



JESSE THOM ' 1733 

[Administration on the estate of Jesse Thorn, an Indian, granted 
to Benjamin Rust of Portsmouth, innholder, April 10, 1733.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 117.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Rust, with Hugh Montgomery and Edward 
Polly, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, April 10, 1733, for the 
administration of the estate.] 



JOHN THOMPSON 1733 DURHAM 

In the name of God amen the twelth Day of aprel one thousand 
saven hundred and thirty three I John Tompson sen of the town 
of Durham in the Provnce of new hampshear in new England 
Carpenter being aged and weak in body * * 

i appoynt and order that this part of my Estate whear on i now 
Dwel may be to the Improvement of my wife Sarah Tompson Dur- 
ing all the time of her Eife ; and all my moveabel Estate I Give to 
my wife to be at her Desposal as she shall pleas I Give unto my 
son John Tompson the one half of my Land in Length on the north 
Side of the mast parth at folletts swamp at the uperend next to 
L,iu u Joseph Jonesis Land to him that is to say John Tompson 



NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 469 

and his bars for Kver and the other half of said L,and I Give and 
bequeath unto my son Robert tompson to him and his hairs for 
Kver as he allrady hath it by a Dead of Gift : Furthemore I Give 
unto my son Jonathan Tompson all my L,and which I have at 
Folletts swamp on the south side of the mast parth whear he now 
Dwels to him and his hairs for Ever I also Give unto my son Jon- 
athan all my privelige that I have at littel River mil to be his 
after my Deseas : Furthermore I Give and bequeath unto my son 
Robert Tompson all my lands whare I now Dwel to be his and 
his hairs for Kver after my Deseas and after the Deseas of his 
mother Further more I Give unto Each of my Dafters twenty 
pounds Cash namely to my Dafter sarah hil or hir hairs twenty 
pounds and to my Dafter mary stevens twenty pounds or to her 
hairs and to my Dafter hannah stevens or her hairs twenty pounds 
and to my Dafter Elizabeth Clark or her hairs twenty pounds Cash 
all which leagusis i Do order and appoynt my son Robart Tomp- 
son to pay unto his sisters as before named within two year after 
my and his mothers Deseas i likewise Constitute order and ap- 
poynt my son Robart Tompson to be my sole Executer of This my 
L,ast will and testement and I Do heareby utterly Dissalow revoke 
Disannul all and Every other former Testements wills Legacies 
and bequests and Executors By rne in any ways before named 
willed and bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other 
to be my Last will and testament in witness whareof i have hear 
unto set my hand and seal the Day and year Above written signed 
sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the said John 
Tompson as his 

L,ast will and testament In the John Tom Son 

presence of us the Subscribers 

Edward Woodman 

Benjamin Stevens 

Arkles Woodman 

[Proved July 24, 1734.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, July 24, 1734, signed by Robert 



470 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Thompson, Edward Woodman, and Archelaus Woodman ; wit- 
nesses, John Penhallow and Nathaniel Shannon.] 



JOHN BARTON 1733 GOSPORT 

In the name of God amen The Sixteenth day of April in the 
Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred & thirty three I 
John Barton of Gosport alias Star Island in the province of New 
Hampshire in New England Fisherman * * 

Item I give and Bequeath unto Martha my Dearly beloved wife 
the sums to be Rais'd or Levy'd out of my Estate, togather with 
all my houses & Lands Goods & moveables, whom I Likewise 
constitute make & Ordain my only & Sole Executrix of this my 
last will and Testament, by her freely to be possessd and En joy 'd, 
and I do hereby utterly disallow Revoke and disannul all & Every 
other former Testament, wills & Legacys, Bequests & Execut rs by 
me in any ways before this time named, willd and Bequeathed, 
Ratyfying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will 
and Testament In Wittness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and Seal, the Day and Year above written 

Signed, Sealed & Declared by John Barton 

said John Barton as his Last will 
& Testament in the presence of 
us the Subscribers 

Richard Talpye 

Gibbens mace 

Thomas Lambert 

[Proved Oct. 18, 1733.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Oct. 18, 1733, signed by Martha 
Barton, Thomas Lambert, and Richard Talpey ; ll The above is a 
bond that Martha Barton Gives to fulfill her Husband's John Bar- 
tons Will."] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 471 

ABRAHAM BLAIR 1733 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God amen, the first Day of may one thousand 
Seven Hundred and thirty three, I Abraham Blair of London- 
derry Within his maj tes province of new hampshire in new Eng- 
land Husbandman being very Sick & Weak in body * 

Imprimus I Give and bequeath to to my Son in Law Will m 
Thomson after all Debts and funarall Charges is paid, Sixteen 
pounds in Bils of Credit, and to his Wife my Doughter Hanna 
Thomson, out of s d money as much as will buy her a Good Cam- 
lat Rideing Hood and triming for it, and alewtstring Hood out of 
my Estate and my Chist also to be Given to my Doughter Hanna 

Item and I Give and bequeath to my Doughter Sarah Blair out 
of my Estate Fifteen pounds in Bils of Credit and my Large Bible 
and a pot and pot hooks and tramell 

Item and I Give to my Doughter Lydia Blair in Bils of Credit 
twelve pounds out of my Estate 

Item and I Give to my Doughter Jenat Blair in Bils of Credit 
ten pounds out of my Estate 

Item and I Give to my Doughter Mary Blair twenty Shi lls in 
Bils of Credit out of my Estate. 

Item and I Give to my Wife five Shi lls if Requir'd Besides what 
She has allready Gott 

Item and I Give to my two Grand Children in Ireland, that is 
to Say my Son David Blairs two Children ten pounds in bils of 
Credit out of my Estate (viz) Hanna and Elisabeth Blair 

Item and I Give to my Cousen Sam 11 murdock's two twins 
Thomas and Lydia twenty Shi lls out of my Estate 

Item and I allow my Cloaths to be Sold, and the prise of them 
to be laid out for Cloathing of my Grandson's David and James 
Thomson. 

and I Likewise Constitute make and ordain my Doughter Sarah 
Blair to be my Sole Exacutrix of this my last will and Testament 
and do Hereby utterly Disallow revoke and Disanull all and Every 
other Testaments Wills Legacies and Bequeasts and Exac rs by me 



47 ^ NKW HAMPSHIRK WILLS 

in any ways before named Willed and Bequeathed Ratifying & 
Confirming this & no other to be my last Will and Testament I 
Witness Whereof I Have Hereunto Set my Hand & Seal the Day 
& year above Writen. 

Signed Sealed published pro- his 

nownced and Declared by me the Abraham A : B : Blair 

Said Abraham Blair as his last mark 

Will and Testament in the pres- 
ence of us the Subscribers 

Patrick Taggart 

Robert moreson Jun r 

John Macmurphy 

[Proved June 6, 1734.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, June 5, 1734, signed by Sarah 
Blair, John MacMurphy, and Robert Morrison, Jr. ; witnesses, 
John Penhallow and Joseph Penhallow.] 



DANIEL WKARE 1733 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Weare of Hampton 
granted to Mrs. Mary Weare May 8, 1733.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 258.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 8, 1733, authorizing Jonathan Fifield and Benja- 
min Green, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate of Daniel 
Weare of Hampton, administration of which is granted to his 
widow, Mary Weare.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 28, 1733 ; amount, ^1215.5.7 ; signed by 
Jonathan Fifield and Benjamin Green.] 

[Bond of Mary Weare, with Jonathan Fifield and Benjamin 
Green as sureties, Sept. 11, 1733, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, John Penhallow and Archibald Stark.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 473 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of personal estate, ^332.3.5 ; expenditures, ^124.8.6 ; 
allowed Jan. 26, 1736/7; mentions "bring up Several of the In- 
testates Children until y e Age of Seven Years Viz 

"Daniel Wear 2 Years being 5 Years of age at the Death of his 
Father" 

"D° Joseph another of the Intestate's Children 3 1/2 Years 
Since y e Death of his Father" 

"D° Nathan anoth r of the Said Intestates Children who was 
born after the Death of his Father & liv'd 2 1/2 Years."] 

[Warrant, July 25, 1753, authorizing Samuel Palmer, John 
Smith, and Josiah Moulton, all of Hampton, Abraham Dow and 
Deacon Jonathan Fifield, both of Hampton Falls, to divide the 
real estate.] 

Province of / Pursuant to a Warrant to us Directed from 
New Hampshire ) the Hon ble Andrew Wiggin Esq r Judge of the 
Probate of Wills &c for said Province Bearing Date the 25 th of 
July 1753. To Divide the Real Estate of Daniel Wear late of 
Hampton falls in Said Province yeoman Deceas'd Intestate. 

We have Divided Said Estate to & among Mary now the Wife 
of Thomas Wiggin of Stretham in Said Province Gent. & her two 
Sons viz Joseph Taylor Wear & Daniel Wear Equally (that is to 
Say) one fifth & one third of two fifths to Each & have set off 
Each Share by Metes & Bounds as follows viz to the Said Mary 
the South West Room & Chamber in the Dwelling house One 
third part of the Cellar being the middle part and One third part 
of the Barn meaning the middle part also One Acre & three 
Quarters of Land part of the Homested Beginning at a certain 
Stake Standing by Jonathan Gove's Land Seven Rods & half from 
the highWay thence to Run Westerly by Said Gove's Land Seven 
Rods & half thence Northerly till it comes to Land of Deacon 
Weare thence Easterly Six Rods and from thence Southerly to the 
Place where it Began also twenty two Acres & forty nine Rods of 



474 N ^W HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Land in Hamptonfalls at a place called Newfound Hill Bounded 
as follows viz Beginning at a certain Stake Standing on the North- 
erly Side of horse Hill Road so called thence Runing Easterly 
partly by Said Road & partly by Land of Lifee Merril forty one 
Rods & a Quarter thence Northerly upon a Strait Line Eighty 
Seven Rods thence Westerly forty One Rods & a Quarter and from 
thence Southerly Eighty five Rods to the place first mentioned 
also One Piece of Salt Marsh in South Hampton being One half 
of a ten Acre Lot Bounded Easterly by the River Northerly by 
Marsh of John Gove Westerly by the farm Marsh so called & 
Southerly by Marsh of Jonathan Brown also One Acre of Salt 
Marsh in Hampton falls Bounded Easterly by marsh herein after 
alloted to Joseph Taylor Wear Westerly by marsh herein after 
alloted to Daniel Wear Northerly & Southerly by Brown's River 
so called To the Said Joseph Taylor Wear the Rooms in the 
Northerly Side of Said Dwelling house One third part of the Cel- 
lar meaning the Easterly Side and one third part of the Barn viz 
the Westerly Side also One Acre & three Quarters of Land part of 
Said Homested Bounded Easterly by Land Alloted to the Said 
Mary Northerly & Westerly by Land of Deacon Weare and South- 
erly by Land of Said Gove also nine acres and three Quarters of 
Land Situate in Hamptonfalls part of the lower Pasture so called 
Bounded Easterly by Said Horse hill Road Northerly by Land 
herein Alloted to the Said Daniel Westerly by Laud of John Green 
& Southerly by Land of Thomas Brown — 

Also Eleven Acres One hundred and twelve Rods of Land at 
Said Newfound Hill Beginning at a Maple tree Standing at the 
North East Corner of Said Merril's Land thence to Run North 
two Degrees East ninety Rods thence Westerly twenty One Rods 
& a quarter to a Stake thence Southerly by Land of the Said Mary 
till it comes to the Said Merrils Land and from thence Easterly to 
the tree first mentioned also that Piece of Thatch Ground & flats 
at the Steep Banks so called Beginning at the North East Corner 
of Nathanael Healey's Marsh thence to Run Southerly by Said 
Healey's Marsh twenty two Rods & from the Said Healey's Marsh 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 475 

to Run Easterly carrying the weadth of twenty two Rods till it 
comes to the main River also three quarters of an Acre of Salt 
Marsh in Hampton falls Bounded Easterly by Marsh of Abraham 
Dow in part & by Brown's River in part Northerly by Said River 
& Southwesterly by Marsh of the Said Mary 

To the Said Daniel Wear the South East Room & Chamber in 
Said Dwelling house One third part of the Cellar being the Wes- 
terly side and One third part of the Barn viz the Easterly Side also 
One Acre & three quarters of Land part of Said Homested Bounded 
Easterly by a high Way Northerly by Land of Deacon Wear West- 
erly by Land of the Said Mary & Southerly by the Said Gove's 
Land — also nine acres & three quarters of Land part of Said lower 
pasture Bounded Easterly by Said horse hill Road Northerly by 
hogpen Road so called Westerly by Land of the Said Green and 
Southerly by Land Alloted to the Said Joseph Taylor also thirteen 
Acres & Sixty Six Rods of Land at Said New found Hill Bounded 
Easterly by Land Alloted to the Said Mary Northerly by another 
Range of Lots Westerly by Land of Jonathan Brown & Southerly 
by Said Road — also One Piece of Salt Marsh in South Hampton 
Bounded Northerly & Westerly by Marsh by Samuel Dow & 
Southerly by Marsh of John Gove — also One Acre of Salt Marsh 
in Hampton falls Bounded as follows viz Easterly by the River in 
part & by marsh of the Said Mary in part Northerly by Said River 
and Southerly by Marsh of the Widow Philbrick — Reserving a 
Way One Rod wide from the Road to the Barn On the Southerly 
Side of the Dwelling house with a Way of One Rod wide round 
Said house & Barn for the Benefit of theafores d Persons also a Way 
One Rod wide from Said horse hill Road by Land of the Said 
Merril to the Land Alloted to the Said Joseph Taylor Wear also 
a Priviledge for Each of the afores d Persons to pass & Repass to 
& from their Respective parts of the Cellar 

May 26 th 1753. 

Jon a Fifield 

Abraham Dow 5» Committee 

John Smith 



476 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

MOSES ROWELL 1733 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Moses Rowell of Kingston 
granted to Jemima Rowell of Kingston, widow, May 22, I733-] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 253.] 

[Warrant, May 22, 1733, authorizing William Boynton and 
Ralph Blaisdell, both of Kingston, to appraise the estate of Moses 
Rowell, administration of which is granted to his widow, Jemima 
Rowell.] 

[Inventory, May 22, 1733 ; amount, ^189.11.6 ; signed by Wil- 
liam Boynton and Ralph Blaisdell.] 

[License to the administratrix, Sept. 13, 1736, to sell real 

estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 211.] 



DANIEL LUCAS 1733 NOTTINGHAM 

In the name of God, amen, I Daniell Luckas of Nottingham 
in the Province of New hampshire in Newingland being in good 
health of body * 

Item I give unto my beloved sonnes James Luckas Thomas 
Luckas & Andrew Luckas all the Land that Lys in the third di- 
vision and in the fourth and Last Division belonging to me, that 
is to say one hundred in the third division and seventy eight in 
the Last Division they being part of the right following the home 
Lott Lying in fish street N° five the aforesaid hundred ackers and 
seventy eight to be equally divided amongst the s d James and 
Thoames & Andrue Luckas & 

Item I give unto my beloved sonne John Luckas the sume of 
ten shillings and noe more & 

Item I give unto my beloved sonne William Luckas the sume 
of ten Shillings and noe more & 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIU.S 477 

Item I give unto my beloved Sonne be the LawNeall m'Gaghe 
and bis wife Jean m'Gaghe aless Luckas my Daughter ten shil- 
lings and noe more 

Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Mary Randell the sume of 
twelfh pound ore goods to the value of sd twelfh pound at the 
Discreation of my exectuor & 

Item I give unto my beloved sonne Andrue Luckas over and 
above what is mentioned befor to him the one half of my Cows 
with the half of the increass he taking Care of the whole soe long 
as it pleaseth God to spare his mother in this world 

All the rest and residue of my personall Estate Goods & Chat- 
tells whatsoeever I doe give and bequeath unto my Loving and 
faithfull wife Barbara Luckas who I ordaine my full and sole Ex- 
ecutor of this my Last will and testament 

And I Doe hereby revoke Disannull and make void all former 
will and testaments by me heretofore made In wittness whereof I 
the said Daniell Luckas to this my Last will and testament have 
sett my hand and seall this fiveth Day of June one thousand seven 
Hundred & thirty three and in the sixth year of the reign of our 
Soveran Lord Georg the second King of Great Britan France & 
Irland &c 

Wittness present his 

his Daniell X Luckas 

David X Morrisson mark 

mark 
his mark 
William X Morrisson 
James Harvey 
[Proved July 17, 1734.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, July 17, 1734, signed by Bar- 
bara Lucas, David Morrison, and William Morrison ; witnesses, 
Theodore Atkinson and John Penhallow.] 



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DAVID CARGILL 1733 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God Amen I David Cargill of Londonderry in 
his Majesties Province of New Hampshire in New England, be- 
ing, through the Abundant Mercy and goodness of God tho weak 
in Body * * * 

To my Dear and Loving wife I Leave the free use and full power 
to Dispose of all my real and personal Estate paying to Each of 
my Sons (Viz) John and David and to Each of my Seven Daugh- 
ters (Viz) Elizabeth, Marion,' Annis, Jean, Mary, Margret and 
Martha ten Shilings New England Curancy, — 

My Son David I Hereby Constitute and apoint the Executor of 
this my Last will and testament, hereby revoking and Disanuling, 
all and any other by me formerly made — Witness my Hand and 
Seal this Nintenth Day of June Anno : Domini 1733 

Signed Sealed published pro- David Cargill 

nounced and declared by me the 
Said David Cargill to be my Last 
will and Testament in presence of 

William french 

John Macmurphy 

David Hunter 

[Proved May 25, 1734.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, May 25, 1734, signed by David 
Cargill, John MacMurphy, and David Hunter; witnesses, John 
Peuhallow and Nathaniel Shannon.] 



WILLIAM AYERS 1733 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God : Amen, the twentieth Day of June seven- 
teen hundred thirty and three, I William Eayers of Londonderey 
in his majesties province of newhampshier in newengland, being 
verey sick and weke of body * 

Imprimis. I Give to Margret my beloved wife all my homesteed 
with the improvements upon itd uering her naturall life, and my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 479 

will is that affter my wifes deces my home steed afore said to 
gather with all the improvements thereon, shall be Equal y devided 
between my two youngist and beloved sons Samuel and Frances 
and also all my meddow Except peney purs rneddow 

Itiin I Give and bequeth unto my beloved wife all my personal 
or moveable Estate, duering her natural life one third of my per- 
sonall Estate to be at my wifes Dispousing, the remaindure to 
return to my two youngest sons samuel and frances at my wifes 
Deces 

Itim if their be any undevided lands yet to be laid out to my 
lott in this town, my will is that my son William shall have so 
mutch of that land as will make him Equal in number of acres to 
what I have Given to my son James, and the rest if aney be I 
give to my two youngest sons samuel and frances 

Itim I Give to James McCurdy one ox which he hath now in 
his Custedy, and allso twenty shillings in money 

Item I Give unto Charles Stewart one Cow and Calf 

Itim I Give unto my son James that peace of meddow which 
goes by the name of peney purs meddow 

I Do likewise Constitute make and ordain John Goffe Esqr and 
M r John McClurg to be my sole Executors of this my last will 
and testament, and I do hereby uteri y Disalow revoke and Dis- 
anul, all and every other Testaments wills legacies and bequests, 
and Executors by me in aney ways before named willed and be- 
quethed ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last 
will and Testament in wittness whereof I have hereunto set my 
hand and seal the Day and year above written 

Signed Sealed published pro- William Eayers 

nounsed and Declaired by the 
said William Eayers as his last 
will and testament in the presence 
of us, 

Thomas m c Clary 

John Durham 

Allexander Craige 



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memorandum I that there is ten acres of Land which Lyes Be- 
twixt son williams Land and son Jameses Land In moose hill begin 
ing att y e 14 acre brook and runing 100 rods up the hill not Laid 
of yett which is to be Laid of Jamess side which Land I do be- 
queath to my beloved wife margrett to be att her disposall as she 
shall see Cause as wittness my hand this 22 th of Jan : 1734/5 

I do order that James m c Curdy & Charles Stuart shall have 
each of them five pound to be paied att y e end of three years or 
sooner if it Can be had as wittness my hand this 26 th day of march 

1735 

William Eayers 

[Proved Feb. 23, 1742/3, and administration granted to his son, 
Samuel Ayers of Londonderry, yeoman, the executors declining 
to act.] 

[John Goffe and John McClurg, named as executors of the will, 
renounce the executorship, Jan. 27, 1742/3.] 

[Inventory, signed by James Moore and Samuel Rankin ; 
amount, ^267.15.0; attested April 27, 1742.] 



WILLIAM COTTON 1733 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God amen I William Cotton of Portsmouth in 
the Province of New Hampshire in New England Husbandman 
being in an advanced age * 

Item I Give & bequeath to my Dearly beloved wife the use & 
Improvement of my Now Mansion House & all my Lands Dure- 
ing her Natural Life : And all my Neat Cattle : Sheep Swine Im- 
plements of Husbandrye and Houshold Stuff : I Give absolutely 
to my Said wife and to her Disposal for ever 

Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth Fur- 
nald and to her Executors Administrators & Assignes fifty Pounds 
to be paid by my Executor within two years after my Decease and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 48 1 

Eight bushels of aples yearely Dureing her Natueral L,ife & the 
Sumering a Cow and her Seat in the meating house or in my pue 
Dureirig her Widdowhood 

Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter abigail Har- 
dison and to herheirs Executors Administrators & Assignes five 
pounds to be paid by my Executor within two years after my 
Decease 

Item I Give and bequeath to the Children of my beloved 
Daught r Mary Greendleif Deceased fifty pounds to be paid Equaly 
Divided among them and to be paid by my Executor as they Shall 
Come of Age that is to Say the Males at twenty one and the females 
at Eighteen years of Age or Marry Provided Nevertheless I do not 
Require my Said Executor to make any of the Said payments un- 
till two years after my Decease altho any of the said Children 
Should Marry or Come of Age before the said two yeares Shall be 
Expired And further it is My will that if one or more of the Said 
Children Shall Die before they Shall Come of age as aforesaid, Such 
Deceas d Children's or Childs part Shall be Equaly Divided among 
the Surviving Children 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Grandchild Mary Hardison the 
Daughter of Abigail Hardison forty five pounds to be paid to him 
or her that has the Care of her twelve months after my Decease by 
my Executor — 

Item Give and bequeath to my Grandson William Greandleaf & 
William Cotton the son of my Son Thomas And to their Heirs for 
ever to be Equally Divided between them all my right Title & 
Intrest in the township of Barrinton to have & to hold to them & 
their heirs in Equal part forever — Item I Give Over & above the 
Estate Which I formerly Gave to and Settled uppon my Dearly 
beloved Son William Deceased, I Give and bequeath to Each of 
the Children of My said Deceas d Son five Shillings to be paid by 
my Executor within two years after my Decease — Item I Will that 
my beloved wife after her Decease be Decently Interd According 

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482 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

to the Discretion of my Executor & that the Charge thereof be 
Defray'd out of my Estate — Item 

Lastly I Give and bequeath to my Dearly beloved Son Thomas 
and to his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns forever my 
now Mansion House & all my Neat Cattle Sheep Swine Impli- 
ments of husbandry and Household Stuff that my Said wife Shall 
Save or not Dispose of To Have & to Hold to him and his Heirs 
forever Moreover I Give and bequeath to my Said Son Thomas & 
to his Heirs forever All my Land whether the Same be Arable 
Pasture or Meadow togeather with all my yards Gardens & orchards 
House outhouses Barns and Edifices Lying and being in the town 
of Portsm aforesaid with all the Profhts privelidges Emoluments 
Appurtenances And Advanteages to the Same belonging To have 
& to Hold to him the Said Thomas and to his heirs forever further- 
more I Give and bequeath to my Said Son Thomas and to his 
Heirs Executors Adm rs and Assignes forever all my books Ac- 
compts, Notes Bills Bonds and And all the Sums of money that 
are or Shall be due by or upon the Same with all other Debts and 
things which are due unto me from any person or by any Means 
whatsoever also all the Residue & Remaining Part of my Estate 
Not heretofore or by this will otherwise Disposed of Whether the 
Same be real or personal or wheresoever it is or may be found to 
have and to hold to him and his heirs Ex rs Administrators And 
Assignes forever — And I do by these Presents Constitute ordain 
And Appoint My Said Son Thomas to be Sole Executor as well 
as Residuary Legatory of this My Last will & Testament & do 
hereby Revoak Disanul and make voide all and Every other will 
Testam* & Bequest & Device heartofore by me made & Declared 
this and no other to be my last & Lawful Testament In Testi- 
mony whereof I have hereunto Set my and Seal the thirteenth 
Day of July 1733 And in the Seventh year of this present Majes- 
ties Reign Memorandum before Signing it is my will that the 
Cash Legacies mentioned in this testament be paid at the rate that 
money now passes at this Day 

W m Cotton 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 483 



Signed Sealed Published & 
Declared by M r William Cotton 
to be his L,ast will and Testa- 
ment In presence of 

Thomas Bickford 

Samu 11 Mills 

Ichabod Clark 

[Proved and allowed June 6, 1737.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 212.] 



BENJAMIN LEAVITT 1733 STRATHAM 

In the Name of God Amen I Benjamin Leavitt of Stratham in 
the Province of Newhampshire in New England Husbandman 
being weak of body * * * 

Item : I Give to my Son John L,eavitt two acres of land out of 
my home place, beginning at the Northwest Corner of my land 
next the Highway and So Running upon the Country Road 
towards my house Sixteen Rods and So the Same width back bind- 
ing upon the highway that L,eads to the Temple till it makes the 
two acres. 

Item: I Give to my Son Jeremiah L,eavitt ten acres of land at 
the head of my land bounding upon the highway Leading to the 
Temple and So across my land 'till it makes ten acres. 

Item I Give To my Son EHsha L,eavitt ten acres of land adjoyn- 
ing to his brother Jeremiahs ten acres given to Him and to bound 
upon the highway and Run across the land and in width till the 
ten acres be Compleated. 

Item I Give to my three Sons, John, Jeremiah, and Elisha my 
Gilman Town Right to be equally Divided between them. 

Item : I give to each of my Daughters Hannah, Mary, Jane Eliza- 
beth, Patience, Joanna, Alice Five pounds in Money. 

Item I Give to my Well beloved wife, Elizabeth L,eavitt all my 
moveable estate within Doors and without all my Stock of Cattle 



484 NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 

Horses Sheep and Swine and my Indian man Cuffe and all my 
Debts to be at her own Dispose. I Likewise Give her the use and 
Improvement of my Dwelling house and Barn and all my home 
land excepting the two acres given to my Son John for the bring- 
ing up the Children as long as she Remains my Widow She pay- 
ing the Debts and Legacies. 

Item. I Give to my Son Benjamin Leavitt my house and Barn 
and orchard and all my home land excepting what I have Given 
to his Brothers he not to come into possession of it till after his 
mothers marriage or Decease 

Finally My Will is and I do hereby Appoint, my well beloved 
Wife, Elizabeth Leavitt Sole Executrix to this my Last Will and 
Testament hereby Revoking disanulling and making void all for- 
mer Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made, In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this fifteenth Day 
of August one Thousand Seven hundred and Thirty-three 

Signed, Sealed and owned In Benjamin Leavitt 

presence of us — 

William moore 

Edward ffifield 

Moses Leavit 

[Proved Nov. 7, 1733.] 



ROBERT WADLEIGH 1733 STRATHAM 

In the Name of god amen the Seventeen th Day of august one 
thousen seven hundred & thirty three I Robart Wadley of Strat- 
ham in the proveince of Newhampshir in New England being 
verey sick and week in bodey * * * 

2 ly I Do Give unto My beloved wife Deborah whome I Do Like- 
wise Constitute Make and ordain my only and sole Executrix to 
this my Last will and testement the whole Improvement of all my 
Lands Durein;; her Widowhood and Likewise I Do give to my s d 
wife all my stock & moveables & the Debts Due to me for the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 485 

suport of her Life & for the paying my Debts & bringing up my 
Children and if it should hapen that my wife should marey again 
then shee to have the Improvement of but one third of my Estate 

3 } y I Do give to my two sons (viz) John and Robart all my 
Lands & buldings to be Kaquely Deveided bet wen them paying 
out to my Daughters as is hearafter mentioned 

4^ I Do Give to My five Daughters (viz) Mary ; Mariah Debo- 
rah Sarah and Meribah twenty pounds apeace Bach of them to be 
payd out of what I have Given to my two sons Bach of them pay- 
ing their Baquel preportion 

when thay my Daughters shall Come to y e age of Baighteen 
years old or att Marraige which shall first hapen 

and I Do herby uterly Disalow Revoke & Disanul all & Every 
former will testament & bequests and aney Bxecuter or Executrix 
by me aney ways before this time Named Ratefieing, this and no 
other to be my Last will and testement In Witness where of I have 
herunto seett my hand and seal the Day and Date above Writtin 

Signed Seal d published pro- Robart wadle 

nounced & Declared by the S d 
Robart Wadley as his Last will 
and Testement In the presence 
of us Subscribouers 

Abraham Stockbridge 
mark 

Mary X Stockbridge 
her 

Joseph Low 

[Proved Nov. 20, 1733.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 18, 1733, authorizing Capt. Jonathan Wadleigh 
and Jacob Smith, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 20, 1733; amount, ;£i595-9-°; signed by 
Jonathan Wadleigh and Jacob Smith.] 



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JANK HUSSEY 1733 DOVER 

[Bond of Richard Hussey, with Samuel Carl and Richard 
Scammon, both of Dover, as sureties, Aug. 21 , 1733, for the 
administration of the estate of Jane Hussey of Dover, widow of 
Richard Hussey of Dover ; witnesses, Joseph Penhallow and John 
Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 21, 1733, authorizing Nicholas Harford and 
Stephen Roberts, both of Dover, to appraise the estate of Jane 
Hussey, administration of which is granted to her son, Richard 
Hussey.] 

[Citation, Aug. 27, 1733, to Jane Hussey, Samuel Stiles, and 
William Stiles to appear and answer charges of taking away cer- 
tain property, "Whereas Rich d Hussey Adminis r to the Estate of 
Jane Hussey of Dover in S d Province Dec d hath made Comp* that 
sundry of the Household Goods &c a of the Dec d hath been taken 
out of House Vizt a feather Bed & Beding, some pewter, a Earge 
bible & Other things, & That he Suspects his sister Jane Hussey, 
Sam 1 Stiles of Summersworth in said Province & W m Stiles of 
Rochester" ; return signed by John Bickford, constable.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 1, 1733; amount, ^310.14.0; signed by 
Nicholas Harford and Stephen Roberts.] 

[In court, no date, (( Jane Stiles own'd she took a feather bed & 
Coverlid a Bolster & One Pillow, & two Peter pots, & one bible, 
& one blanket 

u Order 'd by The Judge That Jane Stiles shew the above things 
to the apprizers when Demanded — , Order'd that Sam 1 Stiles the 
Husband of Jane Stiles pay Charge of Court."] 

[Citation, June 7, 1734, to the administrator to appearand ren- 
der an account of the estate, on complaint of two of his brothers, 
Robert Hussey and William Hussey.] 



NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 487 

[Guardianship of Benjamin Hussey, aged more than sixteen 
years, son of Richard Hussey and Jane Hussey, granted to Wil- 
liam Hussey of Dover, tailor, July 2, I734-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 35.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, July 2, 1734, signed by Wil- 
liam Hussey, Joseph Varney, and John Varney ; witnesses, John 
Penhallow and Richard Penhallow. "This is a Bond that W m 
Hussey has Given as Guardian for His Bro r Benj a Hussey a son of 
Rich d Hussey Dec d . n ] 



JOHN DEMEDIS 1733 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Henry Keyes and Mary Follansbee, with Hunking 
Wentworth and Daniel Warner as sureties, Sept. 13, 1733, for the 
administration of the estate of John Demedis of Portsmouth ; wit- 
ness, John Penhallow.] 

[Citation, Sept. 17, 1733, to Thomas Maloney to appear and 
answer charges of withholding a part of the estate, complaint 
being made by u Henry Keese & Mary ffollensby adminis rs to the 
Estates of John Demedis & W m Follensby Dec d ."] 

[License to Henry Keyes and Mrs. Mary Follansbee, adminis- 
trators of the estate of John Demedis of Dover, July 18, 1734, 
to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 38.] 



WILLIAM FOLLANSBEE 1733 

[Bond of Henry Keyes and Mary Follansbee, both of Ports- 
mouth, with Hunking Wentworth and Daniel Warner, both of 
Portsmouth, as sureties, Sept. 13, 1733, for the administration of 
the estate of William Follansbee ; witness, John Penhallow.] 



488 NEW HAMPSHIRE) WILLS 

ANDREW NEAIXEY 1733 NOTTINGHAM 

[Bond of Martha Nealley, widow, and William Nealley, son, 
with John Harvey and John Culbertson as sureties, Sept. 28, 1733, 
for the administration of the estate of Andrew Nealley ; witnesses, 
John Penhallow and Elizabeth Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 28, 1733, authorizing John Harvey and Thomas 
Bacon, both of Nottingham, to appraise the estate of Andrew Neal- 
ley of Nottingham.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Harvey and Thomas Bacon ; 
amount, ^256.14.0 ; attested Dec. 28, 1733.] 

[William Nealley renounces administration Dec. 28, 1733, in 
favor of his mother.] 



CHASE WIGGIN 1733 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Chase Wiggin of Stratham 
granted to his widow, Martha Wiggin, Sept. 28, 1733.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 273.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 28, 1733, authorizing Capt. William Moore 
and William French, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Chase Wiggin, who died July 24, 
1733 ; amount, ^2140.2,6 ; signed by William Moore and William 
French ; attested Oct. 12, 1 733.] 

[Bond of Martha Wiggin, with William Moore and William 
French as sureties, Oct. 12, 1733, for the administration of the 
estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Nathaniel Shannon.] 

[Guardianship of Bradstreet Wiggin, aged about eleven years, 
Comfort Wiggin, aged eight years, Chase Wiggin, aged five years, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WItLS 489 

and Joshua Wiggin, aged two years, children of Chase Wiggin, 

granted to Capt. Joshua Weeks June 5, 1735.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 68.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, June 5, 1735, signed by Joshua 
Weeks, James Pitman, and George Walker ; witnesses, John Pen- 
hallow and Mary Penhallow. "This is a Bond of Guard n ship for 
Broadstreet Wiggins Comfort, Chase & Joshua Wiggins Children 
of Chase Wiggins Dec d . n ] 

[Guardianship of Comfort Wiggin, Chase Wiggin, and Joshua 
Wiggin, minors, aged more than fourteen years, children of Chase 
Wiggin, granted to Winthrop Hilton Oct. 24, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 346.] 

[Bond of Winthrop Hilton of Newmarket, yeoman, with Brad- 
street Wiggin of Stratham, yeoman, as surety, in the sum of ^500, 
Oct. 24, 1748, for the guardianship of Comfort Wiggin, Chase 
Wiggin, and Joshua Wiggin, aged more than fourteen years, 
children of Chase Wiggin.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 24, 1748, authorizing Edward Hall and Walter 
Bryent, gentleman, both of Newmarket, Thomas Wiggin, Cornet 
William Pottle, blacksmith, both of Stratham, and Walter Weeks 
of Greenland to divide the real estate.] 

Prov e of I Pursuant to an order from the Honnorable An- 
Newhamp r ) drew Wiggin Ksq r Judge of the probates of wills ; 
&c. Directed to us the Subscribers with others ordering us or the 
major part of us to Divide the Real Esteate of Chase Wiggin Late 
of Stratham in Said province Deceased Intestate to and among the 
Late widdow & Children of Said Deceased We the Subscribers 
have Divided Said Esteate as follows (viz) 

(first) we have Set off to winthrop Hilton and martha his wife 
the Late widdow of said Deceased in her Right one third part of 
S d Real Esteate it being one peice of upland & one peice of Salt 



490 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

marsh the peice of upland is Bounded as follows Begining at a 
Stake Standing twenty five Rods & one half Rod Southwestward 
from the north Corner of S d Deceased's homestead Esteate Stand- 
ing on y e South East Side of y e Contry Road & Runs from S d 
Stake twenty five Rods & one half Rod to the S d north Corner 
Bounding on y e Contry Road to S d Corner then Runing about 
South fifty Degrees East three hundred ninty & two Rods Bound- 
ing on Land of thomas wiggin Cornet — to the head of S d farm then 
Runing South forty four Degrees west ninteen Rods & one half 
Rod to a Stake then on a Streate Line to the stake at y e Contrey 
Road first mentioned 

the peice of Salt marsh is Bounded as follows Begining at a 
Stake Standing in the Line between andrew wiggin & the mash 
of S d Deceased ten Rods Distant frome y e Creek & Runs north 
Seventy three Degrees west to Exeter River & then Round by S d 
River taking all the mash & thath Bed & flatts to the S d Creek & 
then up the Creek Chaniel to S d Andrew wiggin his S d mash and 
then to the Stake first mentioned with all the previledges belong- 
ing to S d premises 

(Secondly) we sett off to Bradstreet wiggin the Eldest son of 
said Deceased for his two Shires in S d Real Esteate two peice of 
upland & one peice of Salt marsh Bounded as follows y e first peice 
of upland takes its Begining at the stake first mentioned in the 
Return whereby we Sett of y e Late widdows thirds Standing at 
the Contrey Road & Runs Bounding by the Conterey Road to m r 
John pormitts Land then Runing up by s d pormitts Land South 
fifty four Degrees East one hundred twenty & four Rods and one 
fifth part of one Rod to a Stake then it Runs north East to y e Land 
Set off to y e widdow as afore S d then bounding by y e widdow 
thirds afores d to the Contry Road afore Said the other peice of up 
Land is Bounded as follows begining at a Stake Standing five Rods 
& one half Rod Distance from y e waldnot tree y e Bounds of the 
Land in possesion of m r John pormitt & then Runs South west 
Bounding on S d pormitts possesion thirty Rods then Runing South 
forty Seven Degrees East Eighty Rods to the uper South Corner 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 491 

then north forty four Degrees East twenty & two Rods to an oak 
tree marked then on a streight Line to the Stake first mention y e 
Coase north forty two Degrees west nearest with the priveledges of 
passing & Repassing thro Conyenant gates & Bars to & from S d 
Last mentioned peice of upland & So Dwonward to the first Lott or 
peice Set off to s d Bradstreet the peice of Salt marsh is Bounded as 
follows Begining at a Stake Standing Seventeen Rods Distance 
north 73 deg rees west from y e Stake that Stands ten Rods from y 9 
Creek in the Southerly Corner of y e peice of marsh Set off to the 
Late widdow and from the afore S d Stake that Stands in the north 
End of the S d Seventeen Rods Line it Runs north twenty four 
Degrees East from y e thirds to Exeter River then Runing up by 
the S d River to the place where the S d thirds hit y e River then by 

Said thirds to where it began with of all the Buildings house 

& Barn and every of the appurtenances and Edificeses belonging 
or any ways appertaining to Said three peices of Land and marsh — 

thirdly we Sett off to Comfort wiggins the Daughter of S d De- 
ceased one peice of upland & one peice of Salt mash the peice of 
upland is Bounded as folio weth it Bounds on y e north west by y e 
peice of upland first mentioned to be Set off to Bradstreet wiggin 
afore Said and on y e north East by Land Set of to the Late wid- 
dow for her thirds & on y e South west by Land of John pormit & 
So Runing South Easterly ninty & Six Rods keeping the whole 
Breadth of y e Land from s d Late widdows thirds to said John por- 
mits Land the whole of Said ninty & Six Rods as also the peice 
of Salt marsh is Bounded as follows Begining at a Stake Standing 
Eleven Rods Distance from the afore Said Stake Standing ten 
Rods from y e Creek between y e marsh Improved by Andrew wig- 
gin and y e thirds afore said and from Said Eleven Rods Stake that 
Stands in y e Line of the Said thirds it Runs Six Rods north 
seventy three Degrees west and then it Runs north twenty four 
Degrees East to Exeter River keeping that Breadth of Six Rods 
wide y e whole Lenth thereof — 

fourthly we have Set off to Chace wiggin one of the sons of the 
s d Deceased one peice of upland & one peice of Salt marsh the 



492 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

peice of upland is Bounded as follows begining at that peice of 
upland Set of to Comfort wiggin on y e South East End thereof & 
Runs South Easterly Bounding on the widdows thirds afore Said on 
the north East & John pormitt on y e Southwest until Eighty Eight 
Rods & one fifth part of one Rod in Lenth be fully Compleated 
the peice of Salt marsh is Bounded as follows begining at y e South 
Corner of that peice of marsh Set of to Comfort & Runs northerly 
Bounding on S d Comfort her L,ott five Rods & three quarters of 
one Rod wide the whole L,enth of S d Comfort her L,ott from y e 
thirds to Exeter River — 

fifthly we Set off to Joshua wiggin one of the Sons of s d Deceased 
one peice of upland & one peice of Salt marsh the peice of upland 
is Bounded as followeth Begining at the South East End of y e 
upland Set of to Chase wiggin & Runs South Easterly about 
Eighty three Rods to the head of the farm then South westerly 
forty & Eight Rods & one half to the Second L,ott or peice of up- 
land Set of to Bradstreet wiggin then Runing northwesterly by 
S d Last mentioned peice of upland to John pormit his possesion 
then by S d pormit his possision to Chase Wiggin his Lott to where 
it Began the peice of Salt marsh Bounds on y e South by the thirds 
(So Called) on y e East by marsh Improved by Andrew wiggin & 
on y e west by y e L,ott Set of to Chase wiggin and on y e north by 
Exeter River — 

given under our hands at Stratham this 24 th Day of January 
anno Domini 1748/9 — 

Thomas Wiggin 
Walter Weeks 
Walter Bryeut 
[Allowed Jan. 25, 1748/9.] 



THOMAS MANNERING 1733 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Mannering of New- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 493 

castle, fisherman, granted to Sarah Mannering, widow, Oct. 29, 

I733-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 50.] 

[Bond of Sarah Mannering of Newcastle, widow, with Daniel 
Jackson, blockmaker, and Abraham Senter, sailmaker, both of 
Portsmouth, as sureties, Oct. 29, 1733, for the administration of 
the estate of her husband, Thomas Mannering ; witnesses, John 
Penhallow and Nathaniel Shannon.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 1, 1733/4; amount, ^1235.2.0; signed by 
Joseph Simpson and Nathan White.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of personal estate, ^1062.11.2 ; expenditures, ^760.6.0 : allowed 
Oct. 27, 1736, and ordered "that the Adm x dispose & Distribute 
the Ballance in her hands According to Law Viz one third part 
thereof to her Self & the Remaining two thirds to & Among the 
heirs of the Said Intestate & their Legal Representatives if any of 
them be Dead that is to say two Shares to the Eldest Son & the 
rest in Equal shares to the other Children or to his or their Legal 
Representatives. ' ' ] 

[Guardianship of Winchester Mannering, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Thomas Mannering of Newcastle, mariner, 
deceased, granted to Joseph Peirce of Portsmouth June 16, 1746.] 

[Bond of Joseph Peirce, with Arthur Browne, clerk, as surety, 
both of Portsmouth, in the sum of ^500, June 16, 1746, for the 
guardianship of Winchester Mannering; witnesses, Thomas Packer 
and William Parker.] 

Portsmouth Dec r 19, 1756 

This day Bargind & Sold to M r John Moffatt of Portsmo, one 
quarter part of the Estate that was my first husbands Tho s Man- 
nering which lyes at the back of great Hand and is the ferry land- 
ing Commonly known by the name of Mannerings place & which 
decend'd to me by the death of my Son Winchester Mannering with 



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my thirds of dower, all which premises I have sold to said Moffatt 
for two hundred pounds old Tenor & I acknowledge the rec* of 
thirty pounds old Tenor in hand paid me this day and I promise 
to give him a deed of the premises whenever he shall desire it. 

Sarah Watson 
Tho s Mannering of Great Hand Deceased 8ber i, 1733 & left 3 
Children 2 Sons & 1 daughter the daughter was by his first wife 
the 2 Sons John & Winchester he had by Sarah Bryer — Winches- 
ter Dyed in Jamaica in November 1747 — 

The place at the back of great Hand on little harbour being the 
Ferry place (q*) 14 Acres in all with upland marsh and orchard — 
dwelling house & barn — her thirds of dower and that part which 
was her son Winchesters 

A Deed for a fish room to make 3 vessells fish such vessells as 
our large Schooners that goes to the banks, where Tho s Manner- 
ing use to make his fish with a way to it & 2 large gundelo load 
of Sand every year as long as I shall live 

[Deeds, vol. C, p. 378.] 

[Various receipts, etc., containing signatures of Mary Frost, 
William White, Jr., Benjamin Parker, Elizabeth Cross, John 
Batson, James Boyd, Francis Mathes, Abigail Briard, Thomas 
Mannering, Sampson Sheafe, Mark Langdon, Daniel Jones, John 
Flagg, Joseph Jackson, Thomas Hockaday, William Winkley, 
john Salter, William Pepperell, Jr., John Vennard, Thomas 
Jackson, Thomas Leigh, Thomas Watson, Joshua Libby, Francis 
Winkley, Epes Greenough, Nathaniel Lear, Christopher Freder- 
ick, Richard Neale, John Sherburne, and William Chamberlain.] 



JOHN DAVIS 1733 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Davis of Portsmouth, 
fisherman, granted to his widow, Margaret Davis, Nov. 6, 1733.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 7, p. 285.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 495 

[Bond of Margaret Davis, widow, with James Moses and Zach- 
ariah L,each, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, Nov. 6, 1733, for 
the administration of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and 
Nathaniel Shannon.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 6, 1733, authorizing William Cotton and 
Thomas Cotton, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 22, 1733/4; amount, ^176.12.0; signed by 
William Cotton and Thomas Cotton.] 

[Citation, July 21, 1738, to the administratrix to appear and 
render an account of the estate.] 

[Petition of the administratrix, July 26, 1738, for more time.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate, in a 
rough draft, no date ; mentions 

4 'Boarding of Mary the wife of Emanuel May from the first day 
of May 1733 to the middle of January 1736/7" 

U D° of one Child of the S d Emanuel and Mary from its birth 
being the 9th of August 1733 to the middle of January 1736/7" 

U D° of one Child of D° from its birth being y e 20 th february 
1735/6 to y e middle of January 1736/7" 

U D° of the s d Emanuel's wife & Two Children from the first 
of June 1737 to the first of October following" 

U D° of one child of D° of about four years old from the first day 
of November 1737 to the seventh of March following."] 

[Reference, Sept. 27, 1738, to Col. Joseph Sherburne, Capt. 
Samuel Hart, and John Cutt, as referees, of certain items in the 
account contested by Emanuel May, "who Married the Daughter 
& only Child of the Said John."] 

[Report of referees, Sept. 28, 1738, allowing the widow ^20. 
4.0 ; signed by Joseph Sherburne and Samuel Hart.] 



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SARAH LEAVITT 1733 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen The tenth day of Novemb r anno 
Domini 1733, I Sarah Lovit of Portsmouth in New Hamps r In 
New England Widdow being Aged * * * 

Item I Give unto Nehemiah Partridge my Grandson the Cow 

that he has Changed away for another Cow Item I Give unto 

my Grandson W m Partridge one Cow to be delivered him by my 
Exec r three months after my decease Item, I Give unto Sarah 
Mackbride my Grandaughter one Cow one Suit of Apparel one 
Silver Cup — to be given her by my Exec r Six months after my 

Decease Item I Give unto Abigail Chapman my Grandaughter 

one Cow & a Suit of Mourning Cloathes at my funeral Item I 

Give unto Sarah Partridge my Great Grandaughter one heifer of 
three or four Years old and half the household Goods that is now 
in my former Dwelling house viz* Wood Pewter Iron & brass to 
be delivered by my Exec r three months after my decease Item I 
Give unto her Sister Abigail Partridge the other half of the house- 
hold Goods wood iron & Brass & Pewter that is now in the house 
where I formerly Lived & at present keep also one Rug & one 
Blanket — to be deliver'd by my Exec r three months after my De- 
cease Item I Give unto Sarah Braughton the Daughter of 

Abigail Chapman a bed boulster Two Pillows one pair of Blankets 
and one Rug Two pair of Sheets Two Pillow Cases & one Great 
Pewter Bason & if She the Said Sarah Braughton Should not Live 
to Lawfull age then the things herein bequeathed Shall be for the 

children of Samuel Beck my Executor hereafter named Item 

I Give unto Sarah Beck my Great Grandaughter my Silver 
Tankard to be delivered her by my Exec r three Months after my 
decease also one Bed Boulster Two Pillows a blanket and two 
Rugs to be Deliv d her by my Exec r Six months after my decease 
Item I Give unto my Grandaughter mary Beck Two Cows to be 
deliver'd by my Exec r Six months after my decease — Item I Give 
unto Mary Partridge the wife of Nehemiah Partridge one Crape 
Gown to be given her by my Exec r at my funeral and my Riding 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 497 

hood to be deliv d her by my Exec r three Months after my Decease 

Item I Give unto Mary Partridge the Wife of William Partridge 

one Crape Gown to be given her by my Exec r at my funeral — Item 
all the Rest of my Estate Money Bills Debts dues and Duties what- 
soever & wheresoever of Right belonging to me not herein Disposed 
of I Give & Bequeath unto M r Samuel Beck of Portsm in New 
Hampshire husbandman and I do hereby Nominate Constitute 
& Appoint the Said Samuel Beck to be my Sole Exec r of this 
my Last Will & Testament hereby Revoaking & making Null 
& Void all other Wills & Bequests by me heretofore made hereby 
Ratifying & holding firm & valid this & no other to be my Last 
Will & Testament — In Witness whereof 1 have hereunto Set my 
Mark & Seal the Day & Year first above written 

Before Signing Note that whereas Samuel Beck my Exec r has 
Several Cattle out to lease In his own Name they are my Cattle 
though Let in his Name — 

Signed Sealed & Delivered & her 

pronounced by the Said Sarah Sarah X Lovit 

Lovit to be her last Will and mark 

Testament In presence of us 

Samuel Pitman 

Joseph Pitman 

Tho s Bickford 

[Proved and allowed Dec. 27, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 421.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Mrs. Sarah Leavitt of Portsmouth, 
March 24, 1738/9; amount, ^146.15.11 ; signed by John Langdon 
and Thomas Bickford.] 



ROBERT ALMARY 1733 

[Bond of John Robertson and John Hill, both of Portsmouth, 
with Daniel Warner and Mark Hunking, both of Portsmouth, as 
sureties, Nov. 16, 1733, for the administration de bonis non of the 

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498 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

estate of Robert Almary ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Mary 
Penhallow.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Oct. 25, 1734, signed by Sam- 
uel Hart, Joseph Moses, and Samuel Hart, Jr. ; witnesses, John 
Penhallow and Mary Penhallow. u This is only a Bond of 
Guardianship that Sam 1 Hart Esq r Gives in behalf of the Children 
of Robert Almerry Viz 1 Mary near fourteen & Han a Ah* Ten 
Years old."] 

JOHN KNOWI.ES 1733 HAMPTON 

In the name of god Amen I John Kuowls of Hampton in the 
Provence of new Hampshier in new England Sener being sick and 
weak in Bodey * * * 

Imprim 3 I give and bequeth unto Susanah my beloved wife my 
East End of my dwelling house and my Son Amos Knowls to 
maintain his mother my Said wife Honourably and well dureing 
her nateural Life or untill she marry again 

2ndly I give and bequeath to my beloved Son John Knowls 
fourty shillings in Bills of Creditt to be Payed by my Sou Amos 
Knowls within one year after my desceese 

3dly I give and bequeath to my beloved son Ezekeil Knowls 
twenty shillings in Bills of Creditt to be Payed by my Son Amos 
Knowls within one year after my Deceese 

4thly I give and bequeath to my beloved granchild Epheram 
marston the Son of Ephram Marston Juner by my Daughter Abi- 
gail his wife Deceesed three Pound in Bills of Creditt to be Payed 
within one year after my Deceese to be Payed by my son Amos 
Knowls 

5thly I give and bequeath to my beloved granDaughter Phebe 
marston the Daughter of Said Ephram Marston by my Said Daugh- 
ter Abigail Deceesed one bed and all the furnetuer belonging to one 
bed and all my Puter Iron and Brass moveables within Doores 
which I have not other ways disposed of and She to have the Same 
after mine and my wifes Deceese 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 499 

6th : I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Amos Knowls my 
house and Barn and all my house Lott where my house Standeth 
and all my marsh and upland Laying near the Beach and all my 
Salt marsh and my Island of marsh and my Thatch ground Join- 
ing to itt Laying near Browns Rivers mouth So called and all my 
Right in the first Division of the five Devisions in Hampton on 
Kach Side of Lettle River Devided and undevicled and all my 
moveables without dores and all my husbandry Implements and 
what So ever I have Left out or forgott If any thing there be of 
land or moveables undisposed of my Said Sou Amos is to have itt 

7th I give and bequeath unto my son in Law S d Kphram mars- 
ton five shillings to be Payed by my Son Amos Knowls — and I 
Do make Constetute appoint and ordain my Said Son Amos 
Knowls to be my sole Executor to this my Last will and Teste- 
ment Ratifieing and Conferming this and no other to be my Last 
will and Testment In wittness here of I the before mentioned 
John Knowls Senr have here unto Put my hand and affixed my 
Seal this fift Day of December In the year of our Lord Seventeen 
hundred and Thirty and three and in the Seventh year of his maj- 
esties Reign Georg the Second over grate Britain france & Ireland 
King &c 

Signed Sealed Pronounced and John X Kowls 

declared in Presence of Wittnesses his 

Samuel Palmer Junr mark and Seal 

Jeremiah Page 

Elezebeth Page 

[Proved Jan. 4, 1733/4.] 



ALEXANDER JOHNSON 1733 LONDONDERRY 

[Bond of John Anderson, with James Leslie and John Goffe, Jr., 
as sureties, Dec. 6, 1733, for the administration of the estate of 
Alexander Johnson of Londonderry ; witnesses, John Penhallow 
and John MacMurphy.J 



500 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Dec. 6, 1733, authorizing John Goffe and James 
Leslie, both of Londonderry, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 12, 1733 ; amount, ^24.12.7 ; signed by John 
Goffe and James Leslie.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of estate, ^24.19.7; expenditures, ^26.13.3; allowed Jan. 1, 

I733/4-] 



THOMAS SIMPSON 1733/4 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

The Twenty Ninth Day of January Anno Domini 1733/4 I 
Thomas Simpson of Portsmouth in New Hampsh 1 In New Eng- 
land Shopkeeper * * * 

Imprimis and first of all I will That My Just Debts and funerall 
Charges be paid by my Ex x out of my Parsonall Estate : Itim I 
give to my well Beloved Wife Suzannah all the household goods 
and furniture Beds and Beding in my House, Also I give my s d 
Wife Two hundred Pounds in Money Item That my said Wife 
Shall have her Thirds of all my Estate Real and Parsonall besides 
the Gifts and Payments Above Said : And also her living in the 
House I Bought of James Leby with the Service of my Nigro Boy 
Named Pompey Dureing her life 

Itim the Remainder of My Estate whatsoever that is is not Above 
Disposed of I give And Devise the same unto my Son William 
Simpson now living in Boston to be given him by my Executrix 
Twelve Months After my Decease ; And What lands I have to be 
to him his Heirs and Assignes for Ever After my Said Wifes 
Decease. And I Do hereby Nominate Constitute And Appoint my 
Said Wife to be Sole Executrix of this My last Will and Testa- 
ment. And I Do hereby Disallow Revok Disanull and make Voyd 
all And Every former Testament Wills Legacies And Bequests 
Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will & 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIUS 501 

Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand And 
Seall the Day And Year Above Written 

signed Sealled Published And Thomas Simpson 

Declared by the said Thomas 
Simpson to be his last Will And 
Testament In the Presence of us 
the Subscribers 

James Clarkson 

Wm Bennett 

Tho s Hart 

[Proved Oct. 22, 1735.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 24, 1735, authorizing Joseph Simpson and 
Henry Keyes, both of Portsmouth, shopkeepers, to appraise the 
estate of Thomas Simpson of Portsmouth, shopkeeper, of whose 
will his widow, Susanna Simpson, is executrix.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 94.] 

[Inventory, signed by Henry Keyes and Joseph Simpson ; 
amount, ^1235.7.0; attested Nov. 26, 1735.] 

[Receipt from William Simpson of Portsmouth, shopkeeper, 
to his step-mother, Susanna Simpson, Oct. 15, 1736, for his por- 
tion of the personal property of his father, Thomas Simpson of 
Portsmouth, shopkeeper.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 164.] 



MERCY LANCASTER 1733/4 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Mercy Lancaster of Hampton 
granted to Jonathan Gove of Hampton March 1, 1733/4.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 23.] 

[Warrant, March 1, 1733/4, authorizing Jonathan Fifield and 
Simon Fogg, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate of Mercy 
Lancaster, administration of which is granted to her son-in-law, 
Jonathan Gove.] 



502 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, signed by Jonathan Fifield and Simon Fogg ; 
amount, ^452.10.4; attested March 18, 1733/4.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Gove, with Jonathan Fifield and Simon 
Fogg as sureties, all of Hampton, for the administration of the 
estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Elizabeth Penhallow.] 



JONATHAN GODFREY 1733/4 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen the Second Day of inarch Anno 
Dominni Seventeen hudred & Thirty three or four I Jonathan 
Godfree of Hampton in the Provence of new Hampshier in new 
England farmer being verey sick and week in Body * 

Imprimas I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife me- 
hetebeal the westly End of my Dwelling house and all my move- 
ables with in Dores and to be att her dispose I also give and be- 
queath to my said wife mehetebeal one half of my stock of cattle 
and moveabls without Dores to Improve and Dispose of for the 
benifitt and bringing up of my Children also my said wife mehet- 
ebal to Improve the whole of my Estate boath real and Parsonal 
Till my two Eldest Sons are of the age of one and tw r enty years 
and my two sons Jonathan Godfree and Nathan Godfree After 
they are one and Twenty year old Shall Honnourably suport and 
maintain my beloved wife mehetebal their mother with Nesseceris 
and Conveneices and Sufficiant fire wood and Keep her end of the 
house warm and in repair and they also to find and Provid for their 
said mother two good new milks cows yearly and Every year and 
the summering and wintering of them Dureing her Nateraul Life 
or widdowhood with the charg of her nessecery tendenc If she should 
be sick 

Secndly I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Jonathan god- 
free all my Land Laying in the west feild adjoining to and in Giles 
Swamp in Said Hampton Except four acres of itt which I give to 
my Son nathan Godfree butting on the road that gos from Hamp- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS S°3 

ton to Portsmouth I also give to my said son Jonathan godfree one 
half of my L,ott in the twelve shares and one half of my share in 
Second North Division in said Hampton and also one half of my 
marsh att the falls Rivers mouth and one half my marsh att birch 
Island so called and one half of my marsh Joining to the Parsonage 
Land and also one half of my medow paying north ward of the Town 
Caseway and one half my Right in the uper Sawmill and one half 
my husbandrey Implements after he Comes to the age of one and 
twentey years 

3 dl y I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Nathan godfree all 
my Buildings in S d Hampton (Except the westly end of my Dewel- 
ing house which he is to have att his mothers Decees or when she 
Maryes again) and all my land adjoining to where my Dwelling 
house stands, and four acres of land Laying in the west feild joing 
forty rod northly on Thomas fullers land Eastly itt comes to the 
road and one half of my Lott in the twelve shares and one half my 
share in the second north Division and also one half my marsh att 
the falls Rivers mouth and one half of my marsh att Birch Island 
and one half of my marsh Joining to the Parsonage Land and one 
half of my medow Laying to the northly of the Town Causway and 
one half of my Right in the uper sawmill and one half my husband- 
rey Implements 

4 ly In Case one of my said sons should Dye before he comes to 
the age of one and twenty years my youngest Son to have all and 
Singualer that which was given to him that is Deceesed and shall 
Perforin all that the Deceesed was Injoined to Perform 

5 ly I give and bequeth to my beloved Son Isaac godfree all my 
Rights of Lands in Kingston and when he is of Suteable age to be 
out to such a Trade as he shall Choose 

6 ly I give and bequeth to Each of rny Daughters Sarah mehetabel 
and Hannah Godfree Ten Pound in Bills of Creditt to Each Ten 
Pound a Peice to be Equelly Payed by my Sons Jonathan Godfree 
and Nathan Godfree 

7 ly I also give and dispose of my Negro man Ceaser to my be- 
loved wife mehetebel to Dispose of him as she Pleaseth and also 



504 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

what moneys are Dew to me I dispose of to Pay my Just Debts 
and If there be not anough Dew to me to Pay my Debts the rest 
to be Payed out of my Stock of Cattle 

I also appoint Constiute make and ordain my beloved wife 
mehetebal and Jesper Blake to be my Executors of this my Last 
will and Testement and I Do hereby utterly disallow revoke and 
Disanul all and Every other former Testments wills Leagueses and 
bequests and Executors by me in any ways before named willed 
and bequethed Ratifying and Conferming this and no other to be 
my East will and Testament In witness here of I the said Jona- 
than Godfree have here unto sett my hand and Seal the Day and 
year above written 

Signed Sealed Published and Jonathan Godfrey 

Declared by the Said Jonathan 
godfree as his Last will & Testa- 
ment In the Presence of us the 
Subscribers 

William Godfree 

Samuel Palmer 

Jonathan Tucke 
. [Proved April 4, 1734.] 

[Warrant, March 27, 1734, authorizing Samuel Palmer and 
Jonathan Tuck, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 1, 1734; amount, ^1247.15.8; signed by 
Samuel Palmer and Jonathan Tuck.] 

[License to the executors, Sept. 10, 1735, to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 86.] 



JOHN URIN 1734 GREENLAND 

Province of New Hampshire Aprill 13-1734 — 
Wee the Subscribers hereof, the Widdow and Children of John 
Urin Late of Greenland in New Hampshire affore Said Coard- 



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506 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

wainer, Do hereby Mutually agree that the Real Estate of the 
said John Urin Deceas'd Intestate, be Divided amongst us, as by 
the Draught of the same on the Backside hereof Each ones part 
being Measured and Stak't out And Numbered : the Widdows 
thirds being first Set of as in the Draught : which is to be Divided 
in like Manner after the Widdows Decease In Witness of w ch 
agreement Wee have hereunto Set our hands and Seales the Day 
and yeare first above Written — 

Wittness Rebeca X Urin 

John Penhallow Joseph Urin 

Regis r James Urin 

elener curer 
William Urin 
mary frost 



TRISTRAM HEARD 1734 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen the Eighteenth day of April one 
thousand Seven hundred & Thirty four I Tristram Heard of Dover 
in the Province of New-Hampshire in New-England Husband- 
man being very sick and weak of Body, 

Imprimis, I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Heard and 
to his Heirs and Assigns for ever Thirty Acres of Land lying above 
the Faggotty Bridge, and Nine Acres of land where his now Dwell- 
ing House standeth, with one half the Orchard next to the s d 
House, and one third Part of my Mill-Priviledge on y e Northerly 
side of Cochecha River at Tole-End Falls, & forty Acres of Land 
in my first Division Lott at Rochester, & one third part of my 
Second Division Lott in s rt Rochester, Excepting forty Acres in 
S fl Lott, which I give unto my Grandson Ruben Heard, and also 
to my s d son Joseph Heard I give one third part of y e undivided 
lands in s d Rochester which appertain unto me, and also y e one 
half of the Common or undivided land in the Township of Dover 
which doth or shall hereafter belong unto me. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS S°7 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter in Law Jean 
Hayes, the now Wife of Benj a Hayes, the sole use and Improve- 
ment of Thirty Acres of land, to be taken out of my sixty Acre 
lott at Scatter- witt, on y e Easterly side of s d Lott, & y e use of 
the Dwelling House standing thereon, untill my Grand-Children 
John Heard Jean Heard Ruben Heard & Tristram Heard, the 
Children of my son Tristram Heard, or either of them shall 
arrive at, or attain to the Lawfull Age to Inherit, or Enter upon y 9 
Possession of, s d Land, & I also give unto my s d Daughter in 
Law Jean Hayes, the use & Improvement of the one third part of 
the afores d Thirty Acres of Land during her natural life, accord- 
ing to the Tenner of a Deed of Gift to my s d Daughter Jean Hayes 
under my hand and Seal. 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my fore mentioned grand Child- 
ren John, Jean, Ruben & Tristram Heard, & to their Heirs and 
Assigns forever, the forementioned Thirty Acres of Land to be 
taken out of my Sixty Acre lott of land at Scatterwitt, on y e East- 
erly side of s d Lott, with the Dwelling House standing thereon 
where their father Tristram Heard formerly lived, when and so 
soon as they or either of them shall arrive at the afores d lawful 
Age to Possess and Inherit the Same, except the aforementioned 
third Part of s' 1 Thirty Acres, which is to be Enjoy d by thier 
Mother Jean Hayes, during her natural life as afores d and at her 
Decease the whole s d Thirty Acres of land is to be Posses'd & 
Enjoyed by my s d Grand-Children John Jean, Ruben & Tristram 
Heard, and thier Heirs and Assigns for ever. I also give unto my 
s d Grand-son Ruben Heard forty Acres of Land in my Second 
Division lott at Rochester, to be taken out of y e Easterly End of 
s 1 Lott next to Salmon fall River. 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Grand-Children Mary and 
Nathaniel Heard, the Children of my son Nathaniel Heard Thirty 
Acres of Land, to be taken off my Sixty Acre Lott at Scatterwitt, 
on the West side t)f s d Lott together with the Dwelling House 
standing thereon, in which thier father Nath 11 Heard formerly 
lived, to them and thier Heirs and Assigns for ever, as is mentioned 



508 NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 

in a Deed of Gift to them the s d Nath 11 & Mary Heard under my 
Hand & Seal. 

Item, I give unto my Son John Heard Thirty Two Acres of 
Land & fresh Marsh where he now lives with the House Barn and 
Orchard standing thereon, To him his Heirs &' Assigns for ever, 
he or they Allowing & Delivering the one third part of the Produce 
Profit or Income of y e s d Land fresh Marsh, and Orchard yearly 
& every Year unto my Wife Abigail Heard during the time of her 
Continuing my Widow, & in Case she shall marry again, she 
Shall have y e liberty to Improve the one third part of the aboves d 
Land fresh Marsh & Orchard, at her own Charge during the term 
of her Natural life. I also give unto my s d son John Heard & to 
his Heirs and Assigns for ever, the one half of my Mill Priviledge 
on the southerly side of y e River at Tole-End, & a third part of 
my Mill Priviledg on the Northerly side of s d River at Tole-End, 
and the one half of my Thirty Acres of Land Lying between Black- 
Water Bridge, and the Pitch-Pine Plains And also the one fourth 
part of y e Common or undivided Land in the Township of Dover, 
that doth or shall belong unto me And also Ten Acres of Land 
in my first Division Lott at Rochester, and one third part of my 
undivided Lands in the Township of s d Rochester. 

Item I give and Bequeath imto my son Samuel Heard all my 
Homestead Lott of Land, where my Dwelling House now stands 
together with the Orchard standing thereon, to him his Heirs and 
Assigns for ever he or they allowing & delivering unto my Wife 
Abigail Heard Yearly & every Year the one third part of y e Pro- 
duce Profit or Income of the s d Land & Orchard during the time 
of her Continuing my Widow, & in Case she shall Marry again 
she shall have the liberty to Improve the one third part, of the 
aboves d or before mentioned homestead Lott of land, and Or- 
chard during her natural life, at her own Cost and Charge. And 
I also give unto my s d son Sam 11 Heard my now Dwelling House, 
together with the Barn, & all other Buildings standing on my 
s d Homestead Lott of Land, at y e Decease of his Mother, my wife 
Abigail Heard, & not till then, to hiin his Heirs and Assigns for 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 509 

ever. I also give unto my son Sam 11 Heard, and to his Hiers and 
Assigns for ever the one half of my Mill-Priviledge on the South- 
erly side of the River att Tole-End, & the one third part of my 
Mill Priviledge on the Northerly side y e s d River at Tole-End, 
& also the one half of my Thirty Acres of L,and lying between 
Blackwater Bridge, and the Pitch Pine Plains, and also the one 
fourth part of the Common or undivided land in the Township of 
Dover which doth or shall belong unto me, and Ten Acres of 
Land in my first Division Lott at Rochester and the one third 
part of my undivided lands in s d Rochest r together with the one 
half of my Mill Priviledge att Squamonogonick, or at y e Norway 
Plains in s d Rochester. 

Item, I give unto my Three Daughters, & to their Heirs & As- 
signs for ever, viz : to Elizabeth Knight, Mary Warren, and Ke- 
ziah Wentworth, the one half of my Orchard adjoyning to my son 
Joseph Heards Orchard, or the remainder of that Orchard, the one 
half of which I have, by this my last Will, given unto my s d son 
Joseph Heard, and also all my Moveable Estate that shall remain at 
the Decease of thier Mother Abigail Heard, to beeaqually Divided 
among them. I also give unto my two Daughters afores d Elisa- 
beth Knight & Kesiah Wentworth, & to thier Heirs & Assigns 
for ever, the one half of my Mill-Priviledge at Squamonogonick, 
afores d or at y e Norway Plains to be eaqualy divided between them. 
I also give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Knight afores d & to her 
Heirs & Assigns for ever, Eight Acres of fresh Marsh lying at 
Winkols Pond in s d Dover. 

Item, I give unto my Two Grand sons Joseph Knight & Tris- 
tram Warrin, & to thier Heirs & Assigns for ever, Thirty Acres of 
land lying at a Place Commonly Called dead-Water, to be eaqually 
divided between them. 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my loving Wife Abigail Heard 
the one third part of the Profit Income or Produce of all my now 
Improv'd lands, Marsh & Orchards which in this my last Will & 
Testament I have given to my sons John & Sam 11 Heard, that is 
to Say, the one third part of the Grass & Hay, & all Sorts of Grain 



5IO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

both English & Indian and also y e one third part of y e Fruit, of 
the Orchards, given to my s d sons Jn° & Sam 11 Heard, & also y e 
one third part of y e Gardain fruits which the s d land given to my 
s d two sons Jn° & Sam 11 Heard shall produce ; all which third 
part of the Produce of the aboves d land & Orchards is to be de- 
livered unto my s d Wife Abigail Heard, by my s d sons John & 
Sam 11 Heard in due season Yearly or every Year, during the whole 
time of her Continuing my Widow, but in Case she shall Marry 
again, then she shall have y e liberty to Improve the one third part 
of y e aboves d Land, & Orchards, during the whole term or time of 
her Natural life, but Shall manage them at her own Cost & Charge 
as is before Expres'd. 1 also give unto my s d Wife the Sole use& 
Improvement of my Dwelling House, & of my Barn standing on 
the southwest side of my s d Dwelling House, during y e whole 
time that she shall Continue my Widow, but if it shall so happen 
that she shall Marry again, then she shall have y e use & Im- 
provement of one third part of my Dwelling House & of the Cel- 
ler under, & one third part of y e afores' 1 Barn during the whol 
term of her natural life, & my s d son Sam 11 the use & Improve- 
ment of y e other two thirds of my s d Dwelling House Celler & 
Barn, & at y e Deceace of my s d Wife, my s d Dwelling House & 
Barn shall be my son Samuel's, as is before mentioned. And all 
y e rest of my Moveable Estate not given disposed of or mentioned 
in this my last Will & Testament, I give unto my s d Wife Abi- 
gail Heard, & what Shall remain thereof at her Decease, shall be 
eaqually divided among my three Daughters, Elisabeth Knight, 
Mary Warren & Kesiah Went worth. 

Finally I do Constitute & Appoint my s d Wife Abigail Heard 
And my s d son Sam 11 Heard to be the Executrix & Executor to 
this my last Will and Testament, hereby Revoaking Renouncing 
& utterly makeing void, & of none Effect, any, and all other Will, 
or Wills whatsoever heretofore by me made or Suffered to be made. 
Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be my last Will & 
Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand 
and Seal the Year first above written. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 511 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- Tristrum Heard 

nounced & Declared by the s d 
Tristram Heard as his last Will 
& Testament In the Presence of 
us 

Jon a Cushing 

William Willand 
His 

Will m X Horn Jun r 
Mark 

[Proved June 3, 1734.] 



RICHARD GOSS 1734 RYE 

[Bond of Rachel Goss of Rye, widow, with Samuel Berry and 
Ebenezer Berry as sureties, May 1, 1734, for the administration 
of the estate of her husband, Richard Goss ; witnesses, John Pen- 
hallow and Nathaniel Shannon.] 

[Warrant, May 1, 1734, authorizing Capt. Joseph Locke and 
Joseph Brown, both of Rye, to appraise the estate of Richard 
Goss of Rye.] 

[Inventory, June 25, 1739; amount, ^410.14.0; signed by 
Joseph Locke and Joseph Brown.] 



HENRY SEWARD 1734 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I, Henry Sewer of Portsmouth in 
New England Shipwright * * * 

Item, I doe give all my present Estate or goods onely the Land 
att Barrington ; That is to say My Dwelling House Garden and 
all the Beach to my well beloved Wife Mary Sewer Dureing her 
Widowood But if my wife Marrys again I give only the house above 



512 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

mentioned and Thirty foot down to the Watter side carrying its 
breadth of the house with a Third part of the Garding Dureing 
her Natural Life and after her Decease I do give and bequeath to 
my well beloved Son John Sewer and his heirs for ever All the 
Beach with one third of the Garden — 

Item I will & bequeath to my well beloved Son George and his 
heirs for ever One Third of the Garden and another pease of Land 
running forty foot down to the Watter side taken his Departure 
from the North East Corner of the said Garden then Running 
halfway from the said Corner towards the South East Corner of 
Said Garden Carrying its Depth the whole Wedth 

Item : I will & bequeath to my Son John and his heirs for ever 
A pease of Land joyning to the Watter side taking his Departure 
from the South East Corner of the Garden running halfway to- 
wards the North East Corner of Said Garding 

Item : I will And bequeath Unto my Executors My Right in 
Barrington Containing One hundred and Twenty Acres of Land — 

Item I will & bequeath that my Executors pay unto My Daughter 
Stewtly Tenn Shillings — 

Item ; I will and bequeath that my Executors pay unto My 
Daughter Goodin Tenn Shillings — 

Item I will & bequeath that my Executors pay unto my Daugh- 
ter Pulkinhorne Tenn Shillings — 

And I doe by these presents Constitute make and Ordain My 
Sons John and George My hole Executors of this my Last Will 
and Testament and I do hereby Utterly Disallow Revoke and Dis- 
anull all and every other former Testament Will and Bequest and 
Executors by me in any wise before Named, Ratifying and Con- 
firming this and no other to be my Last will and Testament ; In 
Wittness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seall This 
Twentyninth Day of May One thousand Seven hundred and Thirty 
four 

Sign (l Sealed and Delivered in Henry Sewer 

the presence of us 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 513 

Samuel Sherburne 
William Winkley 
Isaac Summer 
[Proved April 13, 1737.] 

Province of ) To the Hon'ble John Wentworth Esq r 

New Hampshire ) Judge of Probate of Wills and for granting 
Administration within the said Province 

The humble Petition of George Seaward of Portsmouth in the 
Province aforsaid Boatbuilder Sheweth 

That Henry Seaward late of Portsmouth aforesaid Caulker, 
(Grandfather of Your Pet r died about 30 Years agoe seized in 
Fee Simple of a Tract of Land in Barrington in the same Province 
containing 120 Acres being Lot (258) in the 6 th Range of Lots 
there, and by his Last Will and Testament devised the same unto 
George Seaward Your Petitioners Father and John Seaward an 
Uncle of Your Pet r 

That the said John Seaward is now living but Your Petititioners 
Father died about the Year of Our Lord 1758 Intestate seized of 
an undivided moiety of said land leaving Issue Your Petitioner & 
Joseph Seward now of Portsmouth aforesaid Caulker, and Benja- 
min Seaward & Dorothy Seaward Children and legal Representa- 
tives of Benjamin Seaward another Son of the said George the 
Father who deceased after his said Father & are now Minors. 

That Your Pet r and some other of the Parties are desirous of 
holding their respective Shares of the said Lands in severalty 

Wherefore as the premises are properly Cognizable before Your 
Honour Your Petitioner accordingly humbly prays your Honour 
that Partition may be made of the said Lands between the .said 
John Seaward and the Heirs of the said George Seaward the Father 
agreeable to the Law of the said Province in such Case made and 
Provided. And that the Parties may be cited to appear &c 

George Seaward 

Portsm 4 th Feb 1 "? 

[Citation ordered Feb. 14, 1769.] 

33 



514 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

McMURPHY 1734 LONDONDERRY 

[Janet MacMurphy of Londonderry renounces administration on 
the estate of her husband May 24, 1734, in favor of her brother, 
John MacMurphy.] 



WILLIAM HUCKLEY 1734 HAMPTON 

[Keziah Huckley renounces administration on the estate of 
William Huckley June 4, 1734, in favor of Samuel Page.] 

[Bond of Samuel Page, with Benjamin James and Nathaniel 
Drake as sureties, June 5, 1734, for the administration of the 
estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and John Watts.] 

[Warrant, June 5, 1734, authorizing Benjamin James and 
Nathaniel Drake, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate of Wil- 
liam Huckley of Hampton, whose widow has renounced admin- 
istration.] 

[Inventory, signed by Benjamin James and Nathaniel Drake ; 
amount, ^58.6.0; attested July 30, 1734.] 



RICHARD JOCE 1734 

[Bond of Damaris Joce, with John Pray and John Ayers as 
sureties, all of Portsmouth, June 10, 1734, for the administration 
of the estate of her husband, Richard Joce; witnesses, Cyprian 
Jeffry and John Penhallow.] 



JOSIAH CLARK 1734 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Josiah Clark of Portsmouth 

granted to his widow, Mary Clark, June 27^ 1734-] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 57.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 515 

[Bond of Mary Clark, widow, with William Parker, Jr., lawyer, 
and John Clark, mason, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, July 24, 
1734, for the administration of the estate of her husband, Josiah 
Clark of Portsmouth, clothier ; witnesses, John Penhallow and 
Nathaniel Shannon.] 

[Warrant, July 24 , 1734, authorizing William Parker, Jr., and 
Ephraim Dennett, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 27, 1734; amount, ^642.12.6; signed by 
Ephraim Dennett and William Parker, Jr.] 

[License to the administratrix, March 26, 1735, to se ^ rea l 
estate.] 

[Administratrix's account against the estate " Since y e Decease 
of my Husband Josiah Clark 1729; " amount, ^141.11.5 1/2; 
mentions ''Bringing upp Ann 3 Mo s ,'* tc D° Sarah 3 Years & 

3 m ."] 



JOHN WEBSTER 1734 RYE 

[Bond of Jeremy Webster and Josiah Webster, with Theodore 
Atkinson of Portsmouth and Ebenezer Webster of Kingston as 
sureties, July 8, 1734, for the administration of the estate of their 
father, John Webster of Rye, mariner ; witnesses, John Penhallow 
and Elizabeth Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, July 8, 1734, authorizing Nathan Batchelder and 
Richard Hubbard, both of Kingston, to appraise the estate of 
John Webster, whose widow renounced administration.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 19, 1734; amount, ,£702.11.8; signed by 
Richard Hubbard and Nathan Batchelder.] 

[Administrators' account of the settlement of the estate; 



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amount of personal estate, ^126.11.8 ; expenditures, ^75.14.8; 
allowed March 16, 1735/6 ; mentions a brother, Caleb Webster, 
his schooling, sickness, and death.] 



JOSEPH GRAHAM 1734 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Graham of Portsmouth, 

cordwainer, granted to Adam Graham of the province of New 

York, yeoman, July 16, 1734.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 39.] 

[Bond of Adam Graham "in the Province of New York," with 
Francis Mathes of Durham, gentleman, and James Boyd of Ports- 
mouth, shopkeeper, as sureties, July 16, 1734, for the administra- 
tion of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallovv and Francis Ma- 
thes, Jr.] 



ROGER SWAIN 1734 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of John Morse of Kittery, Me., with Francis Tucker, 
hatter, and Mark Nelson, cordwainer, both of Portsmouth, as 
sureties, July 31, 1734, for the administration of the estate of 
Roger Swain of Portsmouth, joiner ; witnesses, John Penhallow 
and Nathaniel Shannon.] 

[Warrant, July 31, 1734, authorizing Capt. Samuel Baufield 
and Henry Sherburne, Jr., both of Portsmouth, to appraise the 
estate of Roger Swain, whose widow renounced administration.] 

[Inventory, signed by Samuel Baufield and Henry Sherburne ; 
amount, ^446.9.0; attested Sept. 13, 1734.] 



ELKINS 1734 

[Citation, Sept. 24, 1734, to Samuel Elkins of Exeter, yeoman. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 517 

on complaint of his sister, Abiel Martin, to appear and give an 
account of the estate of his father, who died intestate about forty 
years ago ; return signed by Daniel Thing, constable of Exeter.] 



THOMAS HAMMETT 1734 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Hammett of Ports- 
mouth, sail-maker, granted to Mrs. Elizabeth Hammett and Henry 
Sherburne, Jr., of Portsmouth, Oct. 28, 1734.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 5L] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Hammett, widow, and Henry Sherburne, 
Jr., of Portsmouth, merchant, with Abraham Senter, sail-maker, 
and John Gains, chair-maker, as sureties, Oct. 28, 1734, for the 
administration of the estate of her husband, Thomas Hammett of 
Portsmouth.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 28, 1734, authorizing John Shackford and Capt. 
Isaac Sumner, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of 
Thomas Hammett, sail-maker.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Shackford and Isaac Sumner ; 
amount, ^435.19.6 ; attested Jan. 22, 1734/5.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 31, 1735, authorizing Nathaniel Mendum, 
Isaac Sumner, and Matthew Iyivermore, all of Portsmouth, to 
receive claims against the estate.] 

[Iyist of claims against the estate ; amount, ^302.3.1 ; signed 
by Isaac Sumner and Matthew Eivermore.] 

[Iyicense to the administrators, Jan. 28, 1735/6, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 121.] 

[License to Henry Sherburne, Jr., of Portsmouth, merchant, 
and Elizabeth Stevenson, wife of William Stevenson of Ports- 



51 8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

mouth, laborer, formerly Elizabeth Hammett, administrators, 
April 25, 1739, to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 472.] 

[Administrators' account of the settlement of the estate; amount 
of estate, ^560.12.1; expenditures, ,£455.7.3 ; allowed July 31, 
I745-] 

[Various receipts, bonds, notes, etc., containing signatures of 
Thomas Hammett, Kbenezer Stevens, Joshua Penhallow, Samuel 
Moore, Clement Hughes, Nathaniel Rogers, Joseph Sherburne, 
Hunking Went worth, Samuel Hart, Walter Deniford, Richard 
Wibird, Jotham Odiorne, Joshua Peirce, Thomas Peirce, Samuel 
Smith, Moses Furber, Joshua Peirce, Jr., Thomas Wright, John 
Bradford, Elizabeth Nodwell, James Pitman, and J. Hardison.] 



MICAH EMERSON 1734 DOVER 

[Bond of Sarah Emerson, with Thomas Leighton and John 
Leighton, both of Dover, as sureties, Nov. 9, 1734, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate of "Michael" Emerson ; witnesses, John 
Penhallow and Mary Penhallow.] 

[Inventory of the estate of tl Micah n Emerson of Dover ; amount, 
^818.14.0; signed by Samuel Smith and Thomas Leighton ; at- 
tested March 26, 1735.] 



ROBERT COCHRAN 1734 LONDONDERRY 

[Administration on the estate of Robert Cochran of London- 
derry granted to James Cochran of Londonderry Nov. 12, 1734.] 

[Frobate Records, vol. 14, p. 54.] 

[Bond of James Cochran of Londonderry, with Niniau Cochran 
and James Aiken, both of Londonderry, as sureties, Nov, 12, 1734, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 519 

for the administration of the estate ; witnesses. John Penhallow 
and Mary Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 12, 1734, authorizing Robert Given and Abra- 
ham Holmes, both of Londonderry, to appraise the estate of 
Robert Cochran, administration of which is granted to his brother, 
James Cochran.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 12, 1734; amount, ^466.17.10; signed by 
Robert Given and Abraham Holmes.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of personal estate, ^336.17.10 ; expenditures, ^243.3.10 ; allowed 
March 28, 1750.] 

[Various receipts, containing signatures of Daniel Clyde, Ninian 
Cochran, and Robert Clark.] 



SAMUEL GRAVES 1734 KINGSTON 

[Bond of Samuel Graves of Kingston, yeoman, with Robert 
Boyes of Kingston and James Jeffry of Portsmouth as sureties, 
Nov, 15, 1734, for the administration of the estate of his son, 
Samuel Graves of Kingston ; witnesses, James Graves and John 
Penhallow.] 



NATHANIEL GOOKIN 1734 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Rev. Nathaniel Gookin of 

Hampton granted to Mrs. Dorothy Gookin and Nathaniel Gookin 

of Hampton Nov. 18, 1734.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 52.] 

[Bond of Dorothy Gookin and Nathaniel Gookin, with Joseph 
Whipple and Ward Cotton, both of Hampton, clerks, as sureties, 



520 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Nov. 18, 1734, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Joshua Wingate and William Staniford.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 18, 1734, authorizing Joshua Wingate and 
William Staniford, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate of 
Rev. Nathaniel Gookin, administration of which is granted to 
his widow, Dorothy Gookin, and his son, Nathaniel Gookin.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 30 > 1734 ; amount, ^370.9.9 ; signed by 
Joshua Wingate and William Staniford.] 

[Guardianship of Daniel Gookin, minor, aged more than four- 
teen years, son of Rev. Nathaniel Gookin, granted to his brother, 
Nathaniel Gookin, Dec. 9, 1734.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 53.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Dec. 9, 1734, signed by Na- 
thaniel Gookin, Joshua Wingate, and William Staniford; witnes- 
ses, Joseph Whipple and John Penhallow. "This is a Bond of 
Guardianship that M r Gookin Gives for His Bro r Daniel Gookin 
upwards of 14 Years of Age."] 

[Catalogue of the library of Rev. Nathaniel Gookin, with ap- 
praised value of each book ; amount, ^114.17.7 ; signed by Joseph 
Whipple and Ward Cotton ; attested Dec. 9, 1734.] 



JOHN CRAM 1734 HAMPTON FALLS 

In the Name of God Amen the Ninth day of December 1734 I 
John Cram of the South or Falls Parish in Hampton in the Pro- 
vince of New Hampshire in New England Farmer being old 

* * * 

Imprimis I Give and Bequeath to my Eldest Son Benjamin Cram 
three half Shares of Land where his house now Stands Bounded to 
Jonathan Tilton's Land on the South and Robert Rows Land on 
the North & fifteen acres of Land at a place Called Grassey Swamp 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 521 

Bounded in part on his brother John's Land & in part on Col° John 
Gilman's Land and five acres of Land at a place called the burnt 
Swamp be the Same more or less Bounded to John Green's Land 
on the North and one Quarter of an Original Right in Chester and 
one third part of my peice of Salt marsh which Lyeth on the South 
Side of the marsh formerly Deacon Samuel Shaws all which Land 
and marsh I have Mentioned in my Deed of Gift to my Said Son 
Benjamin & this for his double portion Paying to my Daughter 
Argentine the wife of Abraham Brown one Cow She having Re- 
ceived the rest of her portion already — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Wadley Cram four half 
Shares of Land where his house now Stands Bounded to Doct r 
Deans Land on the North and Bachelders Land on the South & 
thirty acres more or less bounded on the North to Robert Wadley's 
Land and on the South to Bachelders Land and one Quarter of 
one Original Right in Chester and half one Original right in 
Chichester and one third part of the Same peice of marsh with his 
Brother Benjamin all which I have mentioned in my Deed of Gift 
to my Son Wadley "Except the half Share or right In Chichester 
and this is his portion paying to my Daughter Abigail the wife of 
John Bachelder one Cow 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son John Cram three half 
Shares of Land where his house and barn now Stands Bounded to 
Samuel Melchers Land on the North and Robert Rows Land on 
the South and two half Shares of Land at a place Called y e red 
Oak ridge bounded to Timothy Hutchins his Laud on the East & 
to the Land of Jn° Page on y e West & fifteen acres of Land at the 
Grassey Swamp So Called in the Same peice with or by his Brother 
Benjamin Bounded Partly to Peter Samborns Land and partly to 
Col° John Gilmans Land and John Bachelders Land and one 
Quarter of one Original Right in Chester and one third part of my 
peice of marsh by or with his Bretheren Benjamin and Wadley and 
this I Give to my Son John for his portion part of which I have 
Given him in a deed of Gift 

Item I Give to my Son Jonathan Cram all my homested viz 1 my 



522 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

house barn and all my housing and Land Joining to Exeter Road 
on both Sides of the way and all my Stock of Cattle and Creatures 
of all Sorts and kind whatsoever and all my husbandery Tools and 
household Stuff and Goods without doors and within that I Shall 
leave at my Decease and a Quarter of one Right in Chester and 
one half of an Original right in Chichester and two Acres of Salt 
marsh be the Same more or less bounded on the North to marsh 
of Kdmond Johnson and to Hillyards marsh on the South Paying 
to my Daughter Mary Eight Pounds in or as Money now the wife 
of Samuel Cram and one Cow, and Pay to my beloved Wife fifty 
Pounds in money or Passable Bills of Credit one half at my Decease 
& the other half one twelve month after — And I do Give & order 
my Son Jonathan to Receive all moneys dues and Debts due to me 
whatsoever, and to Pay all my just Debts which I owe — I do Like- 
wise Constitute make and ordain my Son Jonathan Cram my Sole 
Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby 
utterly disallow revoke & disannul all & Every other former Tes- 
taments Wills & Executors made by me in any ways before named 
Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my last Will & 
Testament — In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & 
vSeal the day and year above Written Signed 

Signed Sealed Published and his 

Declared by the Said John Cram John X Cram 

as his last Will and Testament mark 

in the Presents of us the Sus- 
cribers 

Nath 1 Healey 

Jonathan Bac 1 elder 

Benjamin Present 
his 

Jonathan X Bachelder 
mark 

[Proved and allowed March 31, 1742.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 154.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 5^3 

KUPHAIvET COFFIN 1734/5 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen I Eliphalet Coffin of Exeter in the 
Province of Newhampshire in New England Gentleman being 
weak of body * * * 

Item : I Give to my beloved wife Judith Coffin all my moveable 
estate with in Doors and with out and my Molatto Girl named 
Jinne and my Negro Girl Named Peg and all my Stock of Cattle 
and Swine to be for her own use and at her own Dispose, And 
the whole Improvement of my Real estate as long as she remains 
my widow, and three hundred pounds to be paid out of my Real 
estate each of my Children their proportion according to what is 
given them and my negro man Jack as long as she remains my 
widow. 

Item I Give to my Son Peter Coffin My dwelling house and 
orchard and all the land adjoyning to it, and all my land lying in 
Exeter at a place called the Neck bounding upon the highway 
leading to Grassy Swamp on the west, and on every other side 
with the land of Coll° John Gilmau and the great River and a lot 
of land lying in the Meeting house lot, lying between John Rices 
land and Ephraitn Philbricks. And one Third part of my Pasture 
lying by Samuel Elkins's : And all my Common Rite in the 
Township of Exeter : And my Rite of Salt marsh and land lying 
in Stiatham at a place called Sandy point, and an hundred acres 
of land be it more or less lying at L,amperele River at a place 
Called the hook, and my house lot which I Sold to Abner Coffin, 
if he returns it again, or if not the money he owes for it. I like- 
wise give him two acres of land lying in the Township of Dover 
with an orchard upon it which was my fathers and my Right in 
the Saw mill at Dover and all other Rites of land in Dover Exe- 
cepting Starbrooks Meadow and my Negro man Jack after his 
mother has done with him and all my Bills Bonds and book 
Debts, and desire that his mother would let him have the clock, 
and I give him my Rite in Tuchaney mill 

Item : I Give to my two Daughters Abigail Gil man and Judith 



524 N ^W HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Coffin my great, meadow in the Township of Dover Known by the 
name of Starbrooks meadow by estimation one hundred acres be it 
more or less, and one hundred acres of land layed out at the Red 
Oake hill and Thirty acres of land adjoyning to it within the 
Township of Exeter And two Thirds of my Pasture lying in Exe- 
ter Near Samuel Elkins's house 

Item My Will is that my Daughter Judith Shall have one hun- 
dred pounds out of the aforesaid Tracts of land before Division, to 
make her equal with what her sister Abigail has already had, and 
then the land to be equally Divided between them. 

Item : I give to my two daughters Abigail Gilman and Judith 
Coffin my land lying in Kxeter by the Meeting house as now fenced 
by m r Benjamin Thing and John Beard to be equally Divided be- 
tween them Judith to take her part next the old Kitchen which 
John Beard lives in, and I give to my daughter Judith the house 
that John Beard lives in besides her proportion of land. 

Item. I give to Eliphalet Gilman my Rite in the Saw mill and 
Grist mill upon Exeter falls : 

Finally My Will is and I do hereby Appoint my Son Peter Cof- 
fin Sole Executour to this my last Will and Testament hereby 
Revoking disanulling and making void all other Wills and Testa- 
ments by me heretofore made. In Witness whereof I have here- 
unto Set my hand and Seal this fifteenth Day of January Anno 
Domini One Thousand Seven hundred and Thirty four or five. 

Signed, Sealed & owned In Eliphalet Coffin 

presence of us — 

John Eord 

Daniel Thing 

Nath 11 Bartlett 

[Proved Sept. 13, 1736.] 



EBENEZER PEARSON 1734/5 BRADFORD MASS. 

[Bond of Hannah Pearson of Bradford, Mass., widow, with 
Joseph Norton and Benjamin Moody, both of Hampton, as sure- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 525 

ties, Feb. 5, 1734/5, for the administration of the estate of her 
husband, Ebenezer Pearson ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Mary 
Penhallow.] 

[Administration on the estate of Ebenezer Pearson of Bradford, 

Mass., granted to his widow, Hannah Pearson, Feb. 22, 1734/5-] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 62.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 22, 1734/5, authorizing James Prescott and 
Jonathan Fifield, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by James Prescott and Jonathan Fifield ; 
amount, ^281.0.0; attested May 7, 1735.] 

[License to the administratrix, May 7, 1735, to sell real estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 64.] 

[Account of Joseph Badger and his wife of Haverhill, Mass,, of 
the settlement of the estate ; amount of estate in New Hampshire, 
/255.14.0; expenditures, ^437-°-°; allowed Jan. 25, i73 6 /7-] 



STEPHEN DUDLEY 1734/5 EXETER 

In the name of God Amen 

I Stephen Dudley of Exeter in the province of New-hamshire in 
New England being weak of Body * * 

Item 1) I give unto my Son Nicolas Dudley five shillings he 
having received his portion Allready 

Item 2)1 give unto my two Grandson John Dudley & Davison 
Dudley the Sons of Samuel Dudley and Stephen Dudley to Each 
of them five shillings their fathers having received their portions 
in their life times 

Item 3)1 Give unto my two sons James Dudley and Trueworthy 
Dudley my Dwelling house out housing and all my Lands and 
meaddows thereto belonging after the decease of my well Beloved 
wife mercy Dudley excepting five acres here after to be Disposed of 



526 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item : 4) I Give unto my Dafters Joanna perrymau Elisabeth 
Gil man & Sarah Gilman to each of them five pounds to be paid 
unto them by their two Brothers James and true worthy within two 
years After my wifes Decease 

Item 5)1 Give unto my Grandafter Sarah Dudley the Dafter of 
my Son Joseph Dudley Deceased five pounds to be paid within two 
years after my wifes Decease by my two Sons James Dudley and 
trueworthy Dudley whome I require to pay all Legacies in this 
will 

finally I Give unto my well Beloved wife mercy Dudley my 
house and housing and all my Lands and meadows During the 
time of her naturall Life and allso five acres of Land adjoining to 
the Land of Martha Bean which She Bought of me and to have her 
Rods fronting upon the way and So riming back till it makes five 
acres to be wholly at her Disposall for ever and I allso Give her 
my well beloved wife all my moveable Estate to be wholy at her 
disposall forever and I do by these presents make Constitute and 
appoint her my well beloved wife mercy Dudley the Sole execu- 
trix of this my Last will and testament hereby revoking and Dis- 
annaling all former wills and testaments by me heretofore made 
In Confirmation whereof I have to this my last will and testament 
set my hand and seal this seventeen Day of feburary Anno Dom- 
ini one thousand seven hundred and thirty four : five 1734/5 

Signed Sealed and owned in mark 

the presence of Stephen X Dudley 

Cartee Gilman his 

Timothy Leavitt 

John Lufkeu 

[Proved May 13, 1735.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Mercy Dudley, Car- 
tee Gilman, and Samuel Thing; witnesses, John Penhallow and 
Caleb Richardson.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 527 

GEORGE ALMARY 1734/5 

[George Almary and Hannah Almary, children of George Al- 
mary, deceased, make choice of their uncle, Samuel Hart, as their 
guardian Feb. 20, 1734/5 ; witnesses, David Higgins and Desire 
Doane ; " Allow d May 5, 1735 Children of George Allow d for Mary 
& Han a Child 11 of Rob* under y e age of 14 years."] 

[Probate Records, vol. 12, p. 185.] 



ROBERT JACOB 1734/5 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Robert Jacob of Portsmouth 
granted to Charles Gorwood March 15, 1734/5, the widow declin- 
ing to act.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 55.] 

[Bond of Charles Gorwood, with Matthew Bradford, merchant, 
and Joseph Downing, yeoman, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
March 15, 1734/5, for the administration of the estate ; witnesses, 
John Penhallow and Mary Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, March 15, 1734/5, authorizing John Cutt and Henry 
Sherburne, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Warrant, April 20, 1735, authorizing Matthew Livermore, 
Eleazer Russell, and John Cutt, all of Portsmouth, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 15, 1735 ; amount, ^106.5.4 ; not signed.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Nov. 30, 1735 ; amount ^284. 
4.6; signed by Matthew Livermore, Eleazer Russell, and John 
Cutt.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of estate, ^135.4.2; expenditures, ^33-2.6; allowed April 2, 



528 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

SAMUEL BANFIELD 1735 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

The Twenty Sixth Day of March in the year of our Lord 1735 
I Samuel Banfill of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire in New England Taylor ; being in good health of Body 

* * * 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Dearly beloved Sister Mary 
Stoneman & her heirs that is now in being all my right Title and 
Intrest in the Town of Portsmouth aforesaid or any other where 
whether the Same be moveables or Immoveables or any thing or 
things whatsoever Except Twenty one pounds 

Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved brother Thomas Bannll 
Twenty pounds in money to be paid him by my Executor when 
he shall Come to the age of Twenty one years 

Item I give unto my beloved brother in Law John Stoneman 
Twenty shillings in money whom I likewise Constitute Make and 
ordain my only and Sole Executor of this my Last will and Tes- 
tament and I Do hereby utterly disallow Revoke and Disannual 
all and every other former Testaments Wills and Legacies bequests 
and Executors by me in any wayes before this Time named Willed 
and bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and 110 other to be 
my Last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand and Seal the Day and year above written 

Signed Sealed Published pro- Samuel Bannll 

nounced and Declared by the 
Said Samuel Bannll as his Last 
will & Testament In the presence 
of us the Subscribers 

George Baufill 

Thomas Bickford 

Elizabeth Bickford 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 529 

[Proved Marcli 28, 1739, and, the executor named in the will 
being dead, administration was granted to Mary Stoneman, widow, 
sister of Samuel Banfield.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 13, 1742/3, authorizing Samuel Hart of Ports- 
mouth and Seth Ring of Newington to appraise the estate of 
Samuel Banfield of Portsmouth, gentleman, "the care of which is 
Granted to Joseph Langdon of S d Portsm° yeom until further 
order."] 

[Inventory, Jan. 20, 1742/3 ; amount, ^3496.12.0; signed by 
Samuel Hart and Seth Ring.] 

[Administration granted to Joseph Langdon Jan. 26, 1742/3.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate; 
amount of personal estate, ^708.12.0; expenditures, ^"354.12.7 ; 
allowed March 30, 1743.] 



JOHN SIMES 1735 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God, Amen. The Thirty first clay of March in 
the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven hundred and Thirty 
five I John Syinmes of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Shopkeeper being sick and weak in body * * * 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Hannah the 
Improvement and use of all my personall and real estate whether 
in Portsmouth aforesaid or elsewhere during her Natural life — 

Item I will and ordain that it shall be in the Power of my be- 
loved wife Hannah (hereafter Constituted and appointed my Ex- 
ecutrix of this my last Will and Testament) together with Rich- 
ard Wibird Esq c and M r Mark Langdon Joynerboth of Portsmouth 
afores d whom I Nominate Trustees or Overseers together with my 
said Wife Hannah to sell all or part of my Estate personal or real 
or both if it shall be needful for the support of my said wife or 

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530 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

all or any of my Children in the life time of my said wife & if it 
shall please God to take my said wife out of the world then I 
will and ordain that it shall be in the Power of the said Richard 
Wibird and Mark L,angdon overseers as afores d to sell all or any 
part of my Estate personal or real or both if it shall be needful 
for the support of all or any of my Children unless my said wife 
shall in her lifetime, to whom I give full power so to do, dispose 
of my s d Estate to and among my Children as she shall see meet — 

Item I constitute and appoint my beloved wife Hannah sole 
Executrix of this my last will and Testament and Richard Wibird 
and Mark Eangdon afores d Trustees or overseers as aforesaid desir- 
ing that the s d Wibird and Langdon would take the said Trust 
upon them, and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannull 
all and every other former Testaments, Wills and L,egacys Be- 
quests and Executors, by me in any ways before this time named 
willed and bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other 
to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have here- 
unto set my hand and seal the day and year above written 

Signed Sealed published pro- John Simes 

nounced and declared by the s d 
John Symmes as his last will and 
Testament in presence of us the 
Subscribers 

Jn° Sibson 

Jn° Peacock 

M. Bradford 

[Proved Sept. 24, 1740.] 



ABIGAIL ODUN 1735 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen. I Abigail Odlin once of Boston, 
but now of Exeter in the Province of Newhampshire in New Eng- 
land, Spinster : being weak of body * * * 

Item I Give to the children of my brother Elisha Odlin De- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 53 1 

ceased, viz : Elisha Ollin, Mary Bass, Abigail Roberts aud Sarah 
Edgar one hundred pounds in money to be divided between them 
only Elisha Odlin to have a double portion : 

Item, I Give to the Children of my brother John Odlin viz 
John Odlin, Elisha Odlin, Dudley Odlin and Woodbridge Odlin 
Eighty pounds to be equally divided between them 

Item I Give to the children of my Sister Hannah Dyer, de- 
ceased viz Benjamin Dyer, Joseph Dyer, Elisha Dyer Hannah 
Dyer, Abigail Bradford, Margaret Hall and Sarah Rainer Eighty 
pounds to be equally Divided between them 

Item I Give to my Sister Margaret Brown, Sixty pounds in 
money, and my black Silk Snte 

Item : I Give to my Cousin Abigail Brown Twenty pounds 

Item My Will is that in case my Rite in the house and land at 
Boston, given me by my father when Sold, won't produce the 
Sums above mentioned after my Debts and funeral charges are 
paid and Discharged then every Legatee to abate in proportion, 
And that the legacies Shall be paid as soon as Sale can be made 
of the house and land and not before. 

Item : I Give to my Cousin Elisha Odlin my brother Johns Son 
my bed and Curtains and beding and all the furniture belonging 
to it. 

Item I Give to my two Cousins Abigail Bradford and Abigail 
Roberts all my wearing Apparel not already disposed of to be 
equally divided between them, aud to Abigail Bradford my Iron 
Kettle 

Item I Give to my brother John Odlin all my Rite in the house 
and land at Boston given me by my father in Partnership with 
him, and all the Rest and Residue of my estate both personal aud 
Real not already disposed of he paying my Just Debts and legacies 
as above mentioned 

Finally, My Will is and I do hereby appoint my brother John 
Odlin Sole Executour to this my last Will and Testament hereby 
revoking, disanulling and makeing void all former Wills and Tes- 
taments by me heretofore made. In Witness whereof I the Said 



532 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Abigail Odlin have to this my last Will and Testament Set my 
hand and Seal this first day of April Anno Domini One Thousand 
Seven hundred and Thirty Five 

Signed, Sealed and Owned In Abigail Odlin 

presence of us 

Daniel Thing 

Abnar thustin 

natha'iel Smith 

[Proved Oct. 22, 1735-] 



ICHABOD HAYES 1735 DOVER 

[Bond of Abigail Hayes, widow, with John Hayes and John 
Starbird, husbandmen, as sureties, April 7, 1735, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate of her husband, Ichabod Hayes ; witnesses, 
John Penhallow and Ralph Hall.] 

[Warrant, April 7, 1735, authorizing Capt. Thomas Millett 
and Capt. Tristram Coffin, both of Dover, gentlemen, to appraise 
the estate of Ichabod Hayes of Dover, husbandman.] 

[Inventory, May 5, 1735; amount, ^877.18.6; signed by 
Thomas Millett and Tristram Coffin.] 



DAVID GILMAN 1735 EXETER 

The Last Will and Testament of David Gilman of Exeter in the 
Province of New Hampsh r in New England — I the said David 
Gilman being Sick and weak in Body * 

Imprimis — I give and bequeath unto My Nephew David Gil- 
man Son to My Brother Caleb Gilman My Home place My House 
Orchard and all my Land adjoining thereto On both sides of the 
way Leading to New market that is to Say all my Laud Lying 
on s d way both above and below the way with all the privelidges 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 533 

& appurtenances thereunto belonging to Him the s d David Gilman 
His Heirs & assigns for ever. — 

Item. I give and Bequeath to My Nephew David Lyford Son 
of Thomas Lyford Deceasd the Sum of Fifty Pounds currant 
Money of New England within the Space of three years after my 
Decease otherwise to have the thirty Acres of Land which I have 
lying at the Head of Israel Gilmans Land in s d Exeter on the 
North side of Piscassick road — 

Item, I give and bequeath unto My Nephew David Connor Son 
of Cornelius Connor His Heirs & Assigns all my right Title & 
Interest which I have ever had or ought to have of, in, and unto, 
the Common lands in s d Exeter — 

Item — I freely give bequeath & release unto My Nephew Israel 
Gilman Son to My Brother Jeremiah Gilman the whole Sum that 
He is indebted tome. He delivering up to My Brother Caleb Gil- 
man on his Demand four Oxen which He Hath of mine together 
with two Yoaks three chains & Copse 

Item, I give and Bequeath unto my Brother James Gilman's 
Wife My Bed and Bedding 

Item I give and Bequeath unto My Brother Caleb Gilman His 
Heirs and Assigns for ever, which Said Brother I Likewise con- 
stitute Make and ordain My Sole Exec r of this My Last Will and 
Testament My Thirty Acres of Land at the Head of Israel Gil- 
mans Land in s d Exeter on the north Side of Piscassick road, 
Together with My Part of a Sawmill at Piscassick And Twenty 
acres of Land Adjoining As also four Oxen The Yoaks Copse and 
Chains which are in the hands of Israel Gilman before mentiond 
and One Chain which is lent to Samuel Stevens Jun r As also all 
My Other Moveables Debts & demands not already disposd of, 
He My s d Brother Caleb Paying all my Just Debts — And Paying 
to David Lyford before mentioned the Sum of Fifty Pounds Money 
within the Space of Three Years After My Decease Or Else 
according as He my s d Brother Shall See good within s d Term of 
Three Years to make and Execute a Lawfull deed & Conveyance 
To s d David Lyford His Heirs & Assigns of the aboves d Thirty 



534 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

acres of Land At the Head of Israel Gilmans Land. And I do 
hereby ratify and Confirm this and No Other to be My Last Will 
& Testament In Witness whereof I have Hereunto Set My Hand 
And Seal this Twenty fifth day in the Year of our Lord One Thou- 
sand Seven hundred & thirty five — 1735 

Signd Seald Publishd pro- His 

nounced and declard by the s d David X Gilman 

David Gilman as His Last will mark 

and Testament in Presence of us 
the subscribers 

Nich° Gilman Juu r 

Thomas Webster Jun r 

Elisabeth tomson 

[Proved April ji, 1735.] 

[Guardianship of David Gilman, minor, aged more than four- 
teen years, legatee of David Gilman of Exeter, granted to his 
father, Caleb Gilman, May 22, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 65.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Caleb Gilman, James 
Cressy, and Joseph Burleigh ; witnesses, Caleb Richardson and 
Samuel Penhallow ; endorsed u M r Caleb Gilmans Bond of Guar- 
dianship for his son David May 22 d 1735-"] 



RICHARD CUTT 1735 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Love Cutt, widow, with John Cutt and Henry Sher- 
burne, Jr., both of Portsmouth, as sureties, April 22, 1735, for 
the administration of the estate of her husband, Richard Cutt of 
Portsmouth, mariner.] 



SIMON MARSTON 1735 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Ainen This 26 th Day of April 1735 I 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 535 

Simon Marston of Hampton in the Province of New Hampshire 
in New England being Now Weak in body * * * 

Imprimis I Give unto my beloved Wife Hannah the East End 
of my Dwelling house so long as She Shall live & the Moveables 
in my house I Give to my said Wife to due with them as she 
Pleases & One hundred Weight of Good Pork & one hundred of 
Good beaf & ten Bushels of Indian Corn & two bushels of Wheat 
or Wheat & Barley & two Bushels of Malt & two Cows to be kept 
for her Summer & Winter so L,ong as she shall live & five Pound 
of Cotton Wool & five Pound of Sheeps Wool & twelve Cord of 
Good fire wood & one barrel of Cyder all the Particulars above 
Mentioned I Give to my said Wife Yearly & Every Year so long as 
she shall live & I order my two Sons viz Jon a Marston & Daniel 
Marston Equally Between them to find there said Mother Every 
thing above Mentioned Yearly & Every Year so Long as she shall 
Iyive & my said Sons are to Carry there Mother to Meeting when 
she is able to Go & Whereas my said Sons wear to find their 
Mother with five pound of Sheeps Wool Yearly & Every Year in 
Iyieu of that I order them to find their mother with four Sheep 
Summer and Winter so long as she shall live — 

Item I Give unto my Son Jonathan Marston the West End of my 
house where he now dwells & the East End he is to have at his 
Mothers Decease and all the L,and where the house is and barn — 

Item I Give unto my Son Daniel Marston the house & barn 
where he now Dwells & as many Acres of I,and Where the house 
is as his Brother Jonathan Marston has where his house is — 

Item I Give unto my two Sons viz* Jonathan Marston & Daniel 
Marston all my land & meadow Ground & Salt Marsh & Thatch 
Ground according to Quantity & Quality to be Equally to be 
Divided between them & my Stock of Cattle & Sheep & horses & 
Swine & Husbandry tools to be Equally to be Divided Between 
them — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Sarah Dearbon twelve Pounds 
in Species at money Price to be paid to her by my Son Jonathan 
Marston at his mothers Decease — 



536 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Deborah Nodcl twelve Pounds 
in Species at money Price to be paid to her by my Son Daniel 
Marston at his Mothers Decease — - 

Lastly my Will & Meaning is that what Debts or Dues are 
owing from me I order my two Sons viz Jonathan Marston & 
Daniel Marston to pay them Equally between them & what Debts 
are due to me they are to Receive & have Equally between them. 
And I do Appoint my above Named Wife Hannah & my two Sons 
viz Jonathan Marston & Daniel Marston to be Executors to this 
my last Will & Testament : And in Confirmation hereof I have 
hereunto set my hand & Seal the Day & Year above Mentioned in 
the Eighth Year of King George the Second his Reign over Great 
Britain — 

Signed Sealed & Declared by Simon Marston 

Simon Marston to be his Last 
Will and Testament in Presence 
of us Witnesses — 

John Marston 

David Wedgwood 

Jabez Smith 

[Proved June 7, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 475.] 

[Blank sheet of paper, for bond, signed by Jonathan Marston, 
David Marston, John Marston, and David Wedgewood; witnesses, 
John Penhallow and Samuel Penhallow ; endorsed " Jon a Marston 
& Dan 1 Marstons Bond to Comply w th their ffathers Will June 7 th 

1735-"] 



JOHN ABBOTT 1735 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Abbott of Portsmouth, 
yeoman, granted to Mercy Abbott, widow, Nov. 4, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 91.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 537 

[Bond of Mercy Abbott, widow, with James Iyeach and John 
Churchill as sureties, all of Portsmouth, May 17, 1735, for the 
administration of the estate of her husband, John Abbott; wit- 
nesses, John Penhallow and Benjamin Gambling, Jr.] 

[Warrant, May 17, 1735, authorizing- William Rand and John 
Marden to appraise the estate of John Abbott of Portsmouth, black- 
smith.] 

[Inventory, May 19, 1735 ; amount, ,£9.7.6; signed by John 
Marden and William Rand.] 



PHILEMON DALTON 1735 HAMPTON 

[Bond of James Bridges, Jr., of Andover, Mass., maltster, with 
Jeremiah Marston of Hampton, yeoman, and Matthew L,ivermore 
of Portsmouth as sureties, in the sum of ^200, May 20, 1735, for 
the administration of the estate of Philemon Dalton of Hampton, 
housewright ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Samuel Penhallow.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 1, 1735; amount, ^100. o. o ; signed by Jer- 
emiah Marston and Philip Towle.] 

[Administration granted to James Bridges, Jr., of Andover, 
Mass., maltster, Nov. 4, 1735.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 90.] 

[License to the administrator, Nov. 4, 1735, to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 92.] 

[Warrant, May 20, 1736, authorizing Jeremiah Marston and 
Philip Towle, both of Hampton, toappraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 89.] 



53 8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JONATHAN MOULTON 1735 RYE 

In the name of God amen the twentyth Day may Anno Domini 
1735 an d In the Eighth year of his majesties Reign georg the 
Second King over Grate Britain King &c. I Jonathan moulton of 
the Parish of Rye in the Provence of new Hampshier in new Eng- 
land Cooper being verey sick and weeke in body 

Imprimis I give and bequeath to Elezebeth my dearly beloved 
wife one third Part of all my Estate buildings Lands marsh and 
meadows Dnreing her natural Life or widowhood and she also to 
have the Disposeing of the wholl of the same till my Eldest son 
comes to the age of one and twenty years I also give and bequeth 
to my said wife Elezebeth all my moveables with in and with out 
Dores and all my stock of Cattle for her to Dispose of and Improve 
for the benintt and bringing up of my children 

Second I give and bequeth to my well beloved sou Reuben 
moulton two thirds of all my Buildings and all my lands marsh 
and medowes my said son Reuben to have two thirds of them 
Laying Either in Hampton in Said Provence or in said Parish of 
Rye and the other third Part of my said s d buildings Land marsh 
and medows my said son Reuben Moulton is to have after my 
wifes Deceess or Present widow whood my said son Reuben moul- 
ton to Pay my beloved sons Jonathan Danil and Robert Moulton 
twelve Pound to Each 

Itam I give and bequeath to my beloved son Jonathan moulton 
twelve Pound to be Payed by my said son Reuben moulton 

Itam I give and bequeath to my beloved son Daniel moulton 
twelve Pound to be Payed by my said son Reuben moulton 

Itam I give and bequeath to my beloved son Robert moulton 
twelve Pound to be Payed by my said son Reuben moulton 

Itam I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Luce moul- 
ton five Pound to be Payed by my said son Reuben moulton and 
in Case my said son Reuben should Dye before he Comes to the 
age of one and twenty years then my next Eldest surviveing son 
to have all that was given to my said son Reuben and he also to 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 539 

pay and Perform all that my said son Reuben was to pay and 
perform I also Constitute make and ordain my beloved wife Eleze- 
beth and my Brother Robert moulton Executors of this my Last 
will and testment and I Do here by utterly disalow revoke and dis- 
null all and every other former testements wills Leagusies be- 
quests and Executors by me in any ways before named willed and 
bequeathed ratifieing and conferming this and no other to be my 
Last will and testment in wittness here of I have here unto Sett 
my hand and Seal the day and year above written 

Signed Sealed Publeshed Pro- his mark 

nounced and Declared by the Jonathan X moulton 

Said Jonathan moulton as his and Seal 

Last will and testment in the 
Presence of us the Subscribers 

Samuel Palmer 

Stephen Batchelder 

Stephen Palmer 

[Proved June 23, 1735.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, June 23, 1735, signed by Robert 
Moulton and Elizabeth Moulton ; witnesses, John Peuhallow and 
Samuel Penhallow.] 



JOHN WILLIAMS 1735 DURHAM 

In the name of god amen the twenty third day of may anno 
domine one thousand seven hundred and thirty five I John Wil- 
liams of the town of durham in the provence of new hampsher 

in new england husbandman being very sick and weak in body 

* * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeth to Ruth williams my well beloved 
wife one third part of my Lands being the home stead or tenement 
where I now dwell the fence about s d Lands to be kept in good 
repair from time to time by my executor hear after named as all so 



540 NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIJ„S 

the east end or part of my now dwelling house and also y e one 
half of my barn during her natuarel Life and at her decease y e s d 
land house and barn shall return to my s d executor I allso give 
unto my s d wife all my moveable estate both within dors and with 
out to be by her freely possessed and disposed of as she shall see 
meet 

Item I give to my daughter hannah huckins the wife of James 
huckins fifty pounds in Currant silver money or good pasabel 
provence bills of Credit of new en gland to be paid her by my s d 
executor at y e expiration of the term of one year after my decease. 

Item I give unto my grand daughter elisabeth badger ten 
pounds in Currant silver money or in good provence bills of Credit 
of new england when she shall arrive at the age of eighteen years 
the said ten pounds to be then paid her by my s d executor this 
being y e remainder of her mothers portion which she had not 
Received 

Item I give unto my son John williams whome I Constitute 
make and ordain my sole executor of This my last will and testa- 
ment all and singuler my Lands mesuages and tenements build- 
ings and edifices and all my other estate both real and personal 
in durham and else where excepting what I have otherwise dis- 
posed of in and by this my Last will and testament by him and 
his heirs and asignes freely to be possessed and enjoyed for ever 
and I do hereby utterly disallow Revoke and disannul all and 
every other former testaments, wills Legacies bequests and execu- 
tors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed Rati- 
fying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and 
testament In witness whereof I have hear unto sett my hand and 
seal the day and year above written 

Signed sealed published pro- John Williams 

nounced and delivered by y e s d 
John williams as his last will and 
testament in the presents of us 
the subscribers 



NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 54 1 



Ephrairn Davis 
James Bunker 
Benjamin Burdick 
[Proved March 27, 1745.] 



THOMAS PERKINS 1735 STAR ISLAND 

[Sarah Perkins renounces administration on the estate of her 
husband, Thomas Perkins, June 23, 1735, in favor of Samuel 
Waldo of Boston, Mass., principal creditor; witnesses, William 
Sanderson and Nathaniel Sparhawk.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Thomas Perkins of Gosport, June 
2 6> 1735 ; amount, ^88.2.6 ; signed by Joseph Mace and Charles 
Randall.] 



SAMUEL CANNEY 1735 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen the Twenty fifth day of July one 
thousand Seven hundred & thirty five I Samuel Canney of the 
Town of Dover in y e Province of New-Hampshire in New-Eng- 
land Black-Smith being very sick and weak of Body, but of Per- 
fect mind and memory, thanks be given to God ; do make and 
ordain this my last Will & Testament ; As touching such Worldly 
Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to bless me in this Life, I 
give Demise & Dispose of the same in y e following manner and 
form, viz : 

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Wife Sarah 
Canney whom I also Constitute make and ordain my sole exec- 
utrix of this my last Will and Testament, All my Household 
goods and movables both within dores & without, to her, her 
Heirs & Assigns for ever, I also give unto my s d Wife my Dwel- 
ling House & Barn, with the sole use and Improvement, of all my 



542 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Land & orchard during the term of her remaining my Widow, and 
in Case she shall not marry again, then I give her the Improv. 
ment of my s d House Barn and all my s d Land during the term of 
her natural life, Exepting Three Acres which I have hereafter in 
this my Last Will given Conditionally unto my Son Sam 11 Canney. 

Item, I give unto my son Sam 11 Canney Three Acres of Land 
on the Northerly side of my Laud adjoyning to M r Jn° Gage's 
Laud runing from the Lane by my Barn down to the River, hold- 
ing y e same breadth all the way, y e s d Three Acres of Land I give 
my s d son Sam 11 Canney in Case he Shall Pay & discharge all such 
Bonds and obligations wherein I stand bound and obliged for him, 
& shall thereby Exempt me and my Heirs from paying the same : 
but in Case either I or my Heirs shall pay y e s d Bonds or obliga- 
tions, then y e s d Three Acres of Land is herein given with the 
Rest of my Land ; I also give unto my s d son Sam 11 Canney Thirty 
Pounds in Cattle or in the Produce of my Place at y e market Price 
at y e time of Payment, to be Paid him by his Brethren Joshua & 
Love Canney, in Three Years after my s d Place or Land shall 
Come into their hands, that is to say Ten Pounds in y e first Year, 
& Ten Pounds in y e Second, & Ten Pounds in y e Third year that 
they shall Possess y e s d Place or Land as their own Proper Estate. 

Item I give unto my son Thomas Canney if he is living, & shall 
live to Come home, Thirty Pounds, to be paid him in Cattle or in 
the Produce of my Place at y e Market Price, at y e time of Payment, 
to be Paid him by his Brethren Joshua and Love Canney in three 
Year after they have Paid y e Legacy herein given to my son Sam 11 
Canney, and to be Pay'd yearly, that is to say Ten Pounds a 
year till the whole Thirty Pounds shall be paid. 

Hem, I give unto my Son Benjamin Canney Thirty Pounds to 
be Paid in Cattle or in the Produce of my Place at y e Market Price 
at y e time of Payment, to be PakVhim by his Brethren Joshua and 
Love Canney, in Three Years after they have paid y e Legacy here- 
in given to their Brother Sam 11 Canney in Case their Brother Tho s 
Canney shall not then be return'd from Sea, but in Case he shall 
then be return'd home, then in three years after they have paid 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 543 

his Legacy herein given, that is to say Ten Pounds a year till the 
whole Thirty Pounds be Paid. — 

Item I give unto the Children, of my Daughter Sarah Hussey, 
viz Joseph, Jean, Sarah Lidya, & Samuel Hussey Ten Pounds, 
that is to say forty shillings to each of them, to be Paid them in 
the Produce of my Place at y e Market Price, at y e time of Payment, 
by my s d sons Joshua & Love Canney, to the Males at their arriv- 
ing at the Age of Twenty & one Years, & to y e females upon their 
Arriving at the Age of Eighteen Years. 

Item I give unto my Daughters Lydia the wife of Benjamin 
Lewes ; and to Martha Canney Ten Pounds each, to be Paid them 
in the Produce of my Place, at y e Market Price at y e time of Pay- 
ment, by my s d sons Joshua and Love Canney in Two Years after 
they have Paid the Legacies herein given to their Brethren Sam 11 
and Benj a Canney, that is to say, to my Daughter Lidya Lewes, 
Ten Pounds in y e first year & to my Daughter Martha Canney Ten 
Pounds in y e Second year after they have paid y e s d Legacies to 
their Brethren Sam 11 & Benja Canney. 

Item I give unto my sons Joshua and Love Canney, All my 
Land with the orchards and Buildings standing thereon, except- 
ing the three Acres herein Conditionally given to my son Sam 1 
Canney, and in Case he shall not Comply with y e Conditions here- 
in mentioned whereby he may be Entitled to y e s d three acres of 
Land ; then I give the s d three Acres, together with my other 
Land to my s d Sons Joshua and Love Canney and to their Heirs 
and Assigns for ever, at their Mothers Marrying again, and in Case 
she shall not marry again, then after her decease, by them freely 
to be Posses' 1 and Enjoy'd. And I do hereby utterly disallow Re- 
voke and Disannul all and every other former Testaments Wills 
Legacies bequests and Executors, by me in any ways before named, 
Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and 
Testament, In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand; and 
Seal the Day and Year first above written 



544 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



Signed Sealed Published Pro- His 

nounced and Declared by the s d Samuel X Canney 

Sam 11 Canney as his last Will and Mark 

Testament in y e Presence of us y e 
Subscribers 

Epharim Tebbetes 

Edward Tebbets 

Jon a Cu siring 

[Proved Sept. i, 1735.] 



ISAAC DOW 1735 RYE 

[Administration on the estate of Isaac Dow of Rye, yeoman, 

granted to his widow, Charity Dow, Aug. 16, 1735.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 74.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 16, 1735, authorizing Richard Jenness and John 
Garland, both of Rye, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 5, 1735 ; amount, ^595.0.0; signed by Rich- 
ard Jenness and John Garland.] 



BENJAMIN EVANS 1735 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Evans of Dover, 
yeoman, granted to Benjamin Evans of Dover, yeoman, and Mary 
Evans of Dover, widow, Sept. 1, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 76.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 1, 1735, authorizing Joseph Estes and William 
Twombly, both of Dover, to appraise the estate of Benjamin 
Evans, administration of which is granted to his widow, Mary 

Evans, and his son, Benjamin Evans.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 76.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 545 

[Inventory of the estate of Benjamin Evans of Dover, Sept. 5, 
1735; amount, ^525.8.2; signed by Joseph Estes and William 
Twombly ; attested by Mary Evans and Benjamin Evans, admin- 
istrators, Oct 1, 1735.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 1, 1735, authorizing Paul Gerrish, John Ham, 
yeoman, and David Watson, yeoman, all of Dover, to appraise the 
homestead in order that the oldest son may purchase the whole.] 

[Inventory of the homestead, signed by Paul Gerrish, John 
Ham, and David Watson ; amount, ^360.0.0; attested Oct. 18, 

I735-] 

[Order of court, Oct. 18, 1735, that the oldest son, Benjamin 
Evans, take the estate and pay the other four children their shares, 
the widow's third being first deducted.] 



BRIDGET DUNNIFORD 1735 GREENLAND 

In the Name of God Amen Sep 1 11 th 1735 

Be it known to all men That I Bridget Dunnifoord of the Parish 
of Greenland In the Township of Portsmouth in the Province of 
New hampshire Being verey sick and weak of Body *■ ■* • 

Imprimis I Bequeath Unto my Well Beloved Son Enoch Barker 
my Barn and Orchyard Containing by Estimation more or less two 
acres lying in the township of Port'sm th in the province afforesaid 
butted and bounded as followeth The Easterly Side upon Joshua 
Cates Land, and westerly upon, William Cates land, and northerly 
Upon the Couutrey Rhoad, and Sutherly Upon Edward Cates 
Land and furthermor my will is that my Said Son Shall pay or 
Cause to be payed Unto my well beloved daughter Sarah Dunne- 
foord when She comes of years Twenty Six pounds current money 
of this Province, as also To pay or cause to be payed unto my 
well beloved Son and Daughters Jonathan Barker Bridget Barker 
Elisabeth Barker and Mary Barker and Anna Barker, five pounds, 
35 



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to each of them Current Money of this Province afforSaid Three 
Years after he comes of Age (which payments are all to be made 
according to the Value as money is Valued at this present time) 
of writting, as also to pay or cause to be payed Unto his Grand 
Mother Gate the sum of Three pound Yearly and Every year dur- 
ing her life time 

Item I Give unto my well beloved son Jonathan Barker all the 
rest of My Estate Real and Parsonall and the Use of this Estate 
for four years from the Date hereof binding him to Mantain my 
Daughter Sarah Dunnifoord untill She Comes of Age to doe for 
herself whom I likewise Constitute make and ordain my Sole Exe- 
cutor of this My last Will and testament and I doe hereby utterly 
disallow, revoke, and disanull, all and every other former Testa- 
ments, Wills, Legacies, and Bequeaths by me in anywise before 
Named, Willed, and Bequeathed Ratifing and Confirming this as 
my last Will and Testament, Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett 
my hand and Seal y e day and Year abovewritten — 

Signed Sealed published pro- her 

nounced declared by y e Said Bridget X Dunnifoord 

Bridget Dunnifoord as Her last Mark 

Will and Testament in the Pre- Jonathan barker 

sence of us 

Noah Barker 

Ma Wyatt 

Ja : Wood 

[Proved Feb. 22, 1737/8.] 



SAMUEL STEVENS 1735 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen I Samuel Stevens of Exeter in the 
Province of New Hampshire in New England Husbandman being 
weak of body * * 

Item I Give to my Seven Children viz Samuel Stevens Healy 
Stevens Edward Stevens Nathaniel Stevens Sarah Stevens, mehit- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 547 

abel Stevens Patience Stevens five pounds in money apeice to be 
paid them by their mother when they come of Age the boys to 
the age of twenty One years & the Girls Eighteen 

Item I Give to my Wife Patience Stevens my now Dwelling 
house barn Orchard & all the Land adjoyning to it being the 
whole of the tract of Land I Bought of Cap* Theophilus Dudley 
lying partly in Exeter & partly in Kingstown Supposed to be Sev- 
enty Acres be it more or less and Sixty Acres of land granted to 
me by the Town of Exeter & laid out at or Near a place called 
Coppy hold bridge & all my other Rights* of Land in Exeter or 
Elsewhere & likewise all Household Goods & all my moveables 
Within Doors & without & likewise all my Stock of Cattle Sheep 
& Swine To be for her Own Use & at her Own Dispose with this 
proviso that She Shall Dispose of it at her Decease to which of my 
Children She pleases Excepting So much as is necessary to be sold 
for the paying my Just Debts Legacies & funeral Charges which I 
hereby Impower her to Sell land to Do 

Item My Will is that my beloved wife Patience Stevens Shall 
be Sole Exec x to this my last will & Testament hereby Revoking 
all former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made — 

In Witness Whereof I have to this my Last will & Testament 
Set my hand & Seal this first Day of October Anno Domini One 
thousand Seven Hundred and thirty five — 

Signed Signed Sealed & Owned his 

In presence of us Samuel X Stevens 

John Clark mark 

her 

Hannah X Gilman 
mark 

her * 

Elizabeth X Judkins ; i V i' 

mark 

[Proved and allowed Aug. 30, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 357.] '.*:; " 



548 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Aug. 30, 1738, authorizing Tristram Sanborn of 
Kingston and Joseph Covering of Exeter to appraise the estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 428.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 23, 1738; amount, ^1234.19.0; signed by 
Tristram Sanborn and Joseph Lovering.] 



MORRIS HOBBS 1735 DOVER 

[Inventory of the estate of Morris Hobbs of Dover, husband- 
man, Oct. 7, 1735 ; amount, ^409.17.0 ; signed by Thomas Wal- 
lingford and Thomas Davis.] 

[Joanna Hobbs renounces administration in favor of her son, 
James Hobbs ; dated, Soinersworth, Oct. 27, 1735.] 



JOHN PENHALLOW 1735 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Penhallow of Portsmouth 

granted to his widow, Elizabeth Penhallow, Oct. 14, 1735.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 80.] 

[Administration granted to Henry Sherburne, Jr., of Ports- 
mouth, merchant, May 30, 1737.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 264.] 

[Guardianship of Mary Penhallow and Samuel Penhallow, 
minors, aged more than fourteen years, and John Penhallow, aged 
less than fourteen years, children of John Penhallow of Portsmouth, 
granted to Henry Sherburne, Jr., of Portsmouth, merchant, May 

3i) I737-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 224.] 

[Inventory; amount, ^271.15.4; signed by John Cutt and 
Daniel Jackson, Jr.; attested Feb. 6, 1737/8.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 549 

[L,ist of claims against the estate ; amount, ^1071.0.11 ; signed 
by Eleazer Russell, Matthew Iyivermore, and John Cutt ; attested 
Jan. 29, I745/ 6 -] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of estate, ^1725.9.1 ; expenditures, ^88.17.11 ; allowed, 
no date.] 

[See also estate of Samuel Penhallow.] 



WILUAM FOWLER 1735 AMESBURY MASS, 

in the name of god A men this 18 th day of October annoque 
1735 I william Fowller of almsbery in y e county of essex and y e 
prov of thee massatuchutts bay in new england husband man being 
aged * * * 

Itm I gave to my son thomas fowller to and to my son Joseph 
fowller all my lands wich I have not disposed of by deeds 

I gave to my son Joseph my bad and my grate pot and A loom 
and all y 6 geears belonging and the raming part of my moveabels 
I gave to my son Thomus fowler 

I gave to my son Josiah fowller five shillings 
I gave to my son william fowller five shillings 
I gave to my son philip fowller five shillings 
I gave to my Daughter hannah bagly teen pounds 
I gave to my Daugher mary davies teen pounds 
I apoint my son Joseph fowller to pay my Daughter mary five 
pounds bills of credit towards the payment fore menchened with 
in three yeare after my deseace and the remander part of y e - pay- 
ments fore menchened I ordain and apoint my son thomas fowller 
to pay within three yeare after my deseace in pasable bills of 
Credet or Cattle at price Currunt furdermore I ordain and apoint 
my son Thomas fowller to be my true and sole excettour to this 
my last will and testment and dissalow of eany other will or be- 



55° NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

quament ever mad before by me as wittness my band and sele tbe 
day above retten 

witness William Fowler 

Gideon Bartlet 

Abraham merrill 

Thomas Carter 

[Endorsed " A Will of W m Fowler late of Kingston Dec d 
Kxhib d by the Exec r who Refused 30 th Octob r 1745 not proved."] 



MARY LONG 1735 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Mary Long of Newcastle, form- 
erly Mary Lidden, granted to Roger Dearing and Elizabeth, his 
wife, of Scarborough, Me., Oct. 21, 1735. Mary Long is called 
the sister of Roger and Elizabeth Dearing.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 19.] 

[Inventory of the estate in York county, Me., Sept. 29, 1735 ; 
amount, ^111.9.0; includes a half interest in land and buildings 
in Kittery, Me.] 

[York Couut}'-, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 20.] 

[Administrators' account against the estate ; amount, ^175.15. 
o. ; allowed Oct. 21, 1735 ; includes an item u to nursing & medi- 
cans Expended for Mary Long an Infant of y e s d Mary Dces d for 
the first five Months after she was brought to me in which she was 
sick," and another, u to six years & 3 months Provision for the s d 
Infant."] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 20.] 

An Acco* of Elizabeth Dearing formerly Elizab th Shilling Ad- 
ministratrix to y e Estate of Josiah Shilling late of Kittery Decesd 
of the over Charge of the Inventory by Reason that It appears that 
one half of the Land & Houses belongs to Mary Long Daughter 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 55 1 

of Mary L,ong formerly Mary Iyidden Sister to Elezabeth Dearing 

formerly L,idden administratrix as above mentioned ^50.0.0 

* * 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 20.] 

[Guardianship of Mary Long, daughter of Mary Iyong of New- 
castle, granted to Danforth Phipps of Scarborough, Me., Oct. 21, 

I735-] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 21.] 



WILLIAM BOWEN 1735 CAMBRIDGE MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of William Bowen of Cambridge, 

Mass., innholder, granted to Martha Bowen of Portsmouth, 

widow, Oct. 22, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 88.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 30, 1735, authorizing Joseph Sherburne and 
Mark Hunking, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of Wil- 
liam Bowen, administration of which is granted to his widow, 
Martha Bowen.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 98.] 

[Inventory, signed by Joseph Sherburne and Mark Hunking ; 
amount, ^236.14.6 ; attested Nov. 26, 1735.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 99.] 



MARK GILES 1735 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Mark Giles of Dover granted 
to his widow, Sarah Giles, and his son, Mark Giles of Dover, 
yeoman, Nov. 4, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 414.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 4, 1735, authorizing Tobias Hanson and John 
Hayes, both of Dover, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 102.] 



552 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, Nov. 18, 1735; amount, ^266.11.0; signed by 
Tobias Hanson and John Hayes.] 



JOHN FORD JR. 1735 GREENLAND 

[Administration on the estate of John Ford, Jr., of Greenland 
granted to his widow, Sarah Ford, Nov. 27, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 114.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 27, 1735, authorizing William Norton of 
Greenland and Job Chapman of Hampton to appraise the estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 109.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 10, 1735 ; amount, ^11.10.0 ; signed by Wil- 
liam Norton and Job Chapman.] 



JOSEPH WEEKS 1735 GREENLAND 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Weeks of Greenland, 
cordwainer, granted to Jedediah Weeks of Greenland, yeoman, 
Nov. 27, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 113.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 27, 1735, authorizing Samuel Chapman and 
Thomas Marston, both of Greenland, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate of Joseph Weeks, cordwainer, administration of which is 
granted to his son, Jedediah Weeks.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 29, 1735; amount, ^236.16.0; signed by 
Samuel Chapman and Thomas Marston.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of the estate, ^236.16.0; expenditures, ^163.4.11.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 553 

GEORGE RICHARDS 1735 TOPSHAM ENG. 

In the name of God Amen I George Richards of Topsham in 
the County of Devon in Great Brittaine Marrinor being bound to 
Sea, And being Possessed of Some Real Estate in New England : 
And Knowing the Frailty & Mortality of Humane Nature And 
that it is Appointed for all men once to Dye And Considering the 
Uncertainty of the Time thereof being of Sound Mind and Mem- 
ory Do therefore Make this my Will for the Disposition of my Said 
New England Estate Imprimis I Give and Demise unto Lydiah 
Racklif of Portsmouth in New Hamp r in New England Widow, 
all that Messuage Dweelling house And Land in Portsm afores d 
Which I Bought of James Jeffry of Portsmouth afores d Gent : 
Which is Now in the Tenure and occupation of George Walton 
Slloopkeeper and also all that Nienty Six Acres of Land in the 
Town of Barrinton in New Hampshire afores d which I Bought of 
the Said James Jeffry all the Said Dwelling House and Land in 
Portsmouth afores d And the Land in Barrington afores d to be to the 
Use Benefit and Behoofe of the afores d Lydia Racklif During Her 

Natural Life Item after the Death of the afores d Lydiah Racklif 

I will & Devise all the afores d Dwelling House & Lands in Ports- 
mouth and the Lands in Barrington afores d unto mary Richards a 
Child Now Living with Samuel Moore in Kittery in the County 
of York in New England Coardwainer Which Said Child I have 
Caused to be So Named & all the afores d House & Lands I Give 
And Devise) after the Death of the afores d Lydiah Racklif) unto 
the afors d Child Mary Richards To have And to hold to her & her 

heirs & Assigns forever Item if it Should Happen that the 

Said Lydiah Racklif Should Dye before the Said Mary Richards 
the Child before Menti d Shall attaine the Age of twenty one Years 
Then I Desier And Appoint my Goods friends George Marshall 
Samuel Marshall & Obediah Marshall all of Portsm afores d to be 
Gaurdians & Trustees of the Child Mary Richards afores d and of 
the Estate afores d to Improve the Same for and to Her Use & for 
her Bringing up : and I do Appoint them the Marshalls afores d 



554 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Joyntly & Severally to do & ^form all things Necessary about 

the ■$ mises Item If the Said Mary Richards Dye without Issue 

then I will & Devise all the Estate hereby Given her to William 
Racklif the Son of the before Named Lydia Racklif His heirs & 
Assigns forever he Paying his two Sisters Elizabeth Racklif And 
Mary Racklif fifty Pounds Each in four Equall payments within 
four Years after the Same May Come into his hands & if Such 
Descent happen to him while in his Minority then I Desier & Im- 
power the Marshalls above Named to Take Care & Improve the 
Estate afores d for his Use Until he Arrive at the Age of Twenty 
one And I Appoint the Said I^ydiah Racklif to be Exec x of this 
My Will And Testam* of the Estate And Gifts afores d And in 
Case of her Death then all or Either of the Marshalls afores d to be 
Executors And In Witness thereof I have hereunto Set my hand 
Seal December the third in the Year of our Iyord one Thousand 
Seven Hundred & thirty five — 

Signed Sealed Declared & Pro- George Richards 

nounced by the S d Geo rg Richards 
to be his Will of the Estate here- 
in Mentioned In Presence of us — 

Nath 1 Marshall 

David Brown 

James Jeffry 

[Proved and allowed July 25, 1739-] 
[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 628.] 

[Warrant, July 25, 1739, authorizing John Ayers and John 
Shackford, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate in New 
Hampshire.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Ayers and John Shackford ; amount, 
^448.0.0; attested by Lydia Rackley, executrix, Sept. 26, 1739.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 555 

EDMUND JAMES 1735 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen : this : 10th Day of Dec er 1735 : I 
Edmond James of Hamp 1 in y e Province of Newhampshire in New- 
england : Being Now Weak in body * * * 

Imprimes : I give unto my Beloved Wife Persilla the Improve- 
ment of all my Estate Both Rael & : Personally : untill my Child- 
dren Come of age or untill thay be married : & then she is to Im- 
prove : but one third Part of my Rael Estate : I give unto my s d 
Wife all my stock of Cattel : And hors & sheep & swine : & all 
my movables in y e house & Els whare to Doe With them as she 
Pleases : for y e benifitt of my children : & give her leberty to sell 
my Piece of thach ground : Which lyes att : y e : cross Beach : if 
she thinks it Will be a benifitt to my children : & if my s d Wife 
Shall see caus to marry : again : then she is to give to Each of my 
children : a cow : When thay : come to y e age of Eighteen years old : 
& my s d Wife shall have y e Improvement : of my house : untill 
my children come of age : & then she is to have y e Improvement 
of but one third of it : 

Itaim : I give unto my daughter mary James one Third Part of 
all my Rael Estate When she comes to y e age of Eighteen years 
old : & one third Part of my Dweling house : onely her mother is 
to Improve it as is above mentioned : 

Itaim I give unto my Daughter susannah James one Third Part 
of all my Rael Estate when she comes to y e age of Eighteen years 
old : & one third Part of my Dweling house : onely her mother is 
to improve it as is above mentioned : 

Itaim I give unto my Daughter : Ruth James one third Part of 
all my Rael Estate when she comes to y e age of Eighteen years 
old : & one third Part of my Dweling house onely her : mother is 
to Improve it as is above mentioned : 

Itaim if my s d Wife be With Child : att this time : & have a 
son : & he lives to come to y e age of twenty one years : then he is 
to have all y e Estate : y t I have all Redey given to my three above 
Named Daughters (viz) mary : & susannah & : Ruth : & in lue 



556 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of What is given to them : he is to Pay to Each of them : twenty 
Pounds : & if it be a daughter : it tis to have as Good apart of my 
Estate as : are one of my other Daughter above mentioned : 

Lastly my Will & meaning is y* What Debts or dus are owing 
from me I order my Wife to Pay them & what Debts are Du to 
me my Wife is to Receve them : & I Doe apoynt my above Named 
Wife to be Sole Exeter to this my last Will & testament : In Con- 
fermation here of I have here unto sett my hand & seal y e day & 
year above mentioned : In y e nine th year of King George y e second 
his Reign over grate britain : signed sealed & Declared : by Ed- 
mund James to be his last Will & testament in Presence of us 

John Tilton Edmund James 

Simon Batchelder 

Jabez Smith 

[Proved Feb. 20, 1735/6.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 1, 1736, authorizing James Fogg and John 
Tilton, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Edmund James of Hampton Falls, 
Sept. 28, 1736; amount, ^383.3.6; signed by John Tilton and 
James Fogg.] 

[Guardianship of Mary James, minor, more than fourteen years 
old, and Ruth James, less than fourteen years old, daughters of 
Edmund James of Kensington, yeoman, granted to Abraham 
Moulton of Kensington Aug. 31, 1748.] 

[Bond of Abraham Moulton, with Benjamin James and John 
Sherburne as sureties, all of Kensington, in the sum of ^300, 
Aug, 31, 1748; witnesses, Moses L,eavitt and N. Perryman.] 



JOHN BROWN 1735 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen I John Brown Sen r of Hampton In 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 557 

the Province of New Hampshire in New England Being but Weak 
as to my bodily health though of perfect mind & Memory not 
knowing how Soon my Change may come Do make & Ordain 
this my last will & Testament Viz* first of all I commend my Soul 
to god in- christ my Saviour and my body to the Dust to be de- 
cently Buried In hope of a Blessed Ressurrection to Life Eternal 
— And as to my temporal Estate I do Give Demise and dispose 
of the Same in manner following Viz* Imprimis my will is that 
all my Just Debts & Funeral Expences be Duly paid by my Ex- 
ecutrix hereafter named And 2 ly I Give to my Son John Brown 
my Ivory headed cane & after his Decease to his Son John 
which with what I have already Given him in the two Hundred 
pounds that was paid him Instead of the Chester Land mentioned 
in his Accquittance and in the Land & Barn where he Now 
Dwalls Is & Shall be his full Double portion of my Estate — Item 
3*y as to my Son Daniel Brown my will is that the tract of Land 
in Mendin which I have Given him Shall be his full portion And 
as to my Son Ebenezer Brown that Estate at Salisbury which I 
bought of William Boynton and have Given to the Said Ebenezer 
Shall be his full portion of my Estate And it is my will that he 
Should Enjoy the Same on the Conditions or terms mentioned in 
my Deed to him & his lease or Obligation to me about y e Same 
Item 4 hl y I Give to my Son Timothy Five pounds to be paid 
by my Exec x which with what I have Given in his Liberal Edu- 
cation & Otherways Shall be his full portion — Item 5 thl y I Give 
to my Daughter Mary Woods Fifteen pounds besides the thirty 
pounds which She has had already And I Give to my Daughter 
Lydia five pounds besides the forty pounds which She has had 
already — And I Give to my Daughters Lois and Eunice forty five 
pounds a peice and as to my Daughter Ruth Read I have Given 
her forty five pounds already which is her full portion all which 
abovementioned Legacies that are yet to be paid Shall be paid by 
my Exec x out of my Estate in Such Specie & in Such time & 
Manner as She can produce & Spare the Same by Selling or Im- 
proving of my Said Estate — 



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Item 6 ] y I Give & Bequeath to rny Beloved Wife Sarah Brown 
her heirs & assigns all my Real Estate in Lands houses & Build- 
ings whatsoever and wheresoever the Same is or may be found and 
Also all my personal Estate in Goods Chattels Stock Household 
stuff Money Debts Due to me And moveable Effects whatsoever 
(Excepting what is before Disposed of in this my Will) to Enable 
her to pay the abovementioned Legacies to my children as is 
above Expressed and for her Own Comfortable Support & Main- 
tainance hereby Giving her free Liberty & full power to Improve 
Sell or Dispose of the Same or any & Every part thereof as She 
Shall See meet & think best for her Own Comfort & her childrens 
Good & my will is that my S d wife Should pay first y e abovesaid 
Legacies given to my Daughters Loice & Eunice if She Shall See 
it Needfull And finally I do constitute And Appoint my beloved 
wife Sarah to be Sole Executrix of this my Last will & Testament 
To Whom I further Give my Negro Servant named Jarro & all 
my Coopers tools timber or Stuff belonging to his Trade She pay- 
ing all my Debts & funeral Expences & hereby Revoking all 
former Wills by me made I Do Ratify & Confirm this to be my 
Last Will & Testament — Witness my hand & Seal this twenty 
third Day of December Anno Domini 1735 anuoque R: Reg s 
Georgii Secundi MagiicC Brittanise &c 

Signed Sealed & Declared by John Brown 

y e Said John Brown to be his 
Last will & Testament In Pres- 
ence of us 

Charles Treadwell 
her 

Sarah X Treadwell 
mark 

Anthony Morss 

[Proved and allowed Sept. 27, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 385.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 559 

JACOB GARLAND 1735 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Garland of Hampton, 

yeoman, granted to his widow, Sarah Garland, and his son, Joseph 

Garland of Hampton, yeoman, Dec. 25, 1735.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 117.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 25, 1735, authorizing Nathaniel Prescott and 
Jacob Green, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 
[Frobate Records, vol. 14, p. 115.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 7, 1735/6; amount, ^878.6.6; signed by 
Nathaniel Prescott and Jacob Green.] 

[Administrators' account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of personal estate, ^260.6.6; expenditures, ^64.7.8; allowed 
Dec. 29, 1736, and ordered that the balance be divided, one third 
to the widow, Sarah Garland, the remainder to the children, the 
oldest son receiving a double share. Joseph Garland, administra- 
tor, was a son, probably the oldest.] 



EBENKZER WEBSTER 1738/6 KINGSTON 

In the Name of God Amen the Twelfth day of January Annoq 
Domini 1735/6 I Ebenezer Webster of Kingstown in the Province 
of New Hamps : in New England yeoman ; being very sick & 
weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis I Give & Bequeath unto Hannah my Dearly beloved 
Wife One Acre of Land out of my Homestead place to be good 
profitable Land fit for tillage as near & Convenient for her as 
may be found for her to hold Dureing her natural Life ; & at her 
Decease to return to those Children in whose part it shall fall ; & 
also one Room in My House which she shall Choose ; & also one 
Third part of the Cellar Dureing her state of Widowhood ; And 
also all the Houshold stuff or moveable Estate within doors for 



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ever to be at her Dispose Except one feather Bed which at her 
decease is to return to my son Bbenezer ; And also seven Bushels 
of Indian Corn & Two Bushels of English Corn & One Bushel of 
malt One Hundred pounds of good Pork, fifty pounds of good Beef 
yearly & every year Dureing her state of widowhood to be Raised 
& Levied out of my Estate, viz ; out of that part of my Estate 
which I shall hereafter in this Instrument Give unto my son Eben- 
ezer ; & In Case it shou d plase God to Exercise her with Sickness 
or other Indisposition that he my s d son Ebenezer shall provide 
for her things Comfortable & necessary & Physicians & Nurse as 
need shall require & also one Barrel of Cyder yearly Dureing her 
state of widowhood 

Item I Give to my well beloved son Ebenezer whom I Likewise 
Constitute make & Ordain my sole Executor of this my Last Will 
& Testament ; forty Acres of my Homestead place & Bounded as 
followeth viz to begin at the southerly End of my s d Land where 
it is Bounded on y e High Way & takeing y e whole width of y e s d 
Homestead Land & to run & Extend Northerly keeping y e whole 
width till it make or Complete y e s d forty acres haveing Land of 
John Websters on y e East & the residue of my S d Homestead Live- 
ing on y e north & Land of Lieu 1 John Sweat & Elisha Sweat on 
y e West ; & also all y e Priviledges & appurtenances or Commodi- 
ties unto the same belonging ; with the other End of my House & 
y e Remaining part of the Cellar & also y e Barn & Orchard thereon ; 
& also all my Moveable Estate without Doors as Cattle Horse 
Sheep &c & all Impliments for man and Beast ; & also hereby 
willing and ordering my s d son Ebenezer to pay all my Debts ; & 
to make y e above mentioned Provision for my s d Wife as y e above 
mentioned Corn Indian & English & malt pork Beef Cyder & Also 
to provide her A Horse to be at her service & also to keep & main- 
tain her a Cow Constantly & to keep for her Two sheep Dureing 
her state of Widowhood 

Item & also hereby further Willing & ordering my s (l son 
Ebenezer to pay or Deliver unto my four Daughters : viz Rachel, 
Susanna, Hannah, & Mary, to Each of them A Cow to be Deliv- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 56 1 

ered to Bach & Every of them in y e fall or Autumn season of y e 
year ; & further at y e End of seven years from my Decease to pay 
or Deliver unto my s d four Daughters unto Each & Every of them 
A Heifer Comeing in three years Old or y e value thereof 

Item I Give to Wellbeloved sons Joseph & Iddo the residue of 
my S d Homestead place as followeth viz : to Joseph I Give fifteen 
Acres with y e Priviledges & appurtenances thereto belonging : & 
to Iddo I Give the rest be it more or Less & to Iddo I Give all 
my out Lands & If there be any thing Left out of this my Last 
will I Give it to my s d son Iddo : And I do hereby utterly disallow 
revoke & disanul all & every other former Testaments legacies 
Wills & Bequests & Executors by me in any ways before named 
Willed & Bequeathed ; Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to 
be my Last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have here- 
unto set my hand & seal y e Day & year above written 

Signed sealed published pro- Ebenezer Webster 

nounced & declared by y e s d 
Ebenezer Webster as his Last 
Will & Testament In presence of 
us y e Subscribers 

John ffifield 

Ezra Clough 

Jeremy Webster 

[Proved March 16, 1735/6.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 25, 1735/6 authorizing Jedediah Philbrick and 
Jeremy Webster, both of Kingston, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, March 5, 1735/6 ; amount, ^592.15.0 ; signed by 
Jedediah Philbrick and Jeremy Webster.] 



JOHN MORRISON 1735/6 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God Amen the Ninteen day of January one 
thousand seven hundred thirty five six I John Morison of L011- 



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donderry Within his Maje ts province of Newhampshier in New- 
Kngland Husbandman being very sick and weak in body 

Imprimis I Give and Bequeath unto my wife Jean Morison Elles 
[alias] Steell after all Debts & f unerall Charge is paid all and Every 
particular of my Moveballe Estate only my will and desire is that if 
their be any thing of those Movables remaning at hur my said 
wifes death that then she shall Equaly devid • what remains ^ 
Amongst my four Children she had by me (viz) samuell haunah 
Mary and Joseph Morison and Likewise in Consideration of severall 
Good Causes done by me unto him my son samuell Morison my 
will and desire is that he shall be at the trouble and Charge to 
keep a horse and Carry his mother to metting on the Lords day 
or any where Else where she may have Necesary occasion to Go 
And I Likewise Constitute Make & ordain My two sons James 
Morison and John Morison to be my sole Exacutors of this my last 
Will & Testament and do hereby uterly Disalow revoak and Dis- 
auull all & Every other Testament wills Leagices and Beaquests 
aud Exac rs by me in any wise before named willed and Beaquethed 
Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last will and 
testament In wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and 
seall the day and year above Written 

Signed sealed published pro- his 

nounced and Declared by ine the John X Morison 

said John Morison as his last Mark 

will and testament in the pres- 
ence of us the subscribers 
his 

Matthew X Taylor 
Mark 

John Kinkead 

Robert Cochran 

[Proved June 4, 1736.] 

[Warrant, March 3, 1735/6, authorizing Matthew Taylor and 
Robert Cochran, both of Londonderry, to appraise the estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIUS 563 

[Inventory, May 28, 1736 ; amount, ^176.2.0 ; signed by Rob- 
ert Cochran and Matthew Taylor.] 

[James Morrison accepts executorship May 28, 1736.] 



JACOB WORMWOOD 1735/6 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Wormwood of Durham 
granted to Joseph Wormwood of Durham, yeoman, Feb. 2, 

1735/6.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 139.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 2, 1735/6, authorizing Francis Mathes and 
John Smith, both of Durham, to appraise the estate of Jacob 
Wormwood, yeoman, administratjjatfi of which is granted to his 
brother, Joseph Wormwood.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 23, 1733/6; amount, ^174.12.0 ; signed by 
Francis Mathes and John Smith.] 



SAMPSON BABB 1735/6 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God amen I Sampson Babb of portsm in the 
province of Newhamp r in New England * * * 

I also Ordain and Make my wellbeloved wife Grace Babb my 
Sole Executrix of this my aforesaid L,ast Will 

Item I give and bequeath to my aforesaid wife Grace, (after 
the payment of all my Just Debts and funeral Charges) all my 
Stock of Neat Cattle horse kind Sheep and Swine togeath r with 
all my farming Implements of one kind and of another and also 
all my ready Money Debts Due to me and also all my household 
goods Dureing her Natural life and to her own Disposing She 
paying the Several Legacys to my Several Childerin hereafter 
Named 



564 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Sampson Babb Twenty 
Shillings in Money 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Rich d Babb : Twenty Shil- 
lings in Money 

I give and bequeath to my Son Will m Babb : Twenty Shillings 
in Money. 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Benjamin Babb : Twenty 
Shillings in Money 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Hodsdon 
Twenty Shillings in Money. 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth alltimes 
Twenty Shillings in Money 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Johnson 
Twenty Shillings in Money 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Susannah Johnson 
Twenty Shillings in Money 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Esther Babb : Twenty 
Shillings in Money 

all which aforesaid Legacys or bequests Shall be paid to the 
Several Legatees by my aforesaid Executrix in Some conveniant 
time after my Decease all the rest of my Estate both real and per- 
sonal both with Doors and without Doors I Doe freely give and 
bequeath to my aforesaid Executrix and if their Shall be any re- 
maining over and above what my Said Executrix Shall make use 
off for her Support and the payment of my Just Debts funerall 
Charges and the Several L,egacys aforementioned that then Such 
over plush Shall be Disposed of amongst my Childrin att the Dis- 
cission of my Said Executrix in Wittness whereof I S d Sampson 
Babb have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this ffiflh Day of feb- 
uary one thousand Seven hundred & thirty five Six 

Sign d Seald : pronounced and his 

Declared : in presence of us Sampson : X : Babb 

Philip babb Mark 

Israel hoyt 

Geo : Walton 

[Proved May 30, 1739.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 565 

MITCHELL 1735/6 

[Guardianship of Phoebe Mitchell, minor, aged more than four- 
teen years, granted to John Walker of Kittery, Me., shipwright, 
Feb. 9, 1735/6.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 129.] 



JOHN SCRIBNER 1735/6 EXETER 

The Last Will & Testament of John Scribner of Exeter in the 
Province of New Hampshire in New England Blacksmith In the 
Name of God Amen I John Scribner being weak of Body * 

Item I Give unto my Son John Scribner the One Half of My 
Land in Kingstown it being the whole One Hundred Acres as by 
the Records may More fully Appear And Also five pounds in Money 
to be paid by my Executor in Convenient time after my Decease 
Item I Give unto my Son Edward Scribner the Other half of my 
Land in Kinp-stown and half of My Swamp or Meadow Ground 
Laying upon the South Side of Exeter River Joyning to the Land 
that was Granted unto Thomas Rawlings — 

Item I Give unto the Children of My Son Samuel Scribner 
Deceased to Each of them five Shillings to be paid Within Con- 
venient time after my decease — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Moody Five Pounds — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Mary Gadon Five Pounds — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Abigail Young Five Pounds — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Susanna Mudget Five pounds — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Sarah Moodey Five pounds — 

Item I Give unto my Son Joseph Scribner whom I Make the 

Sole Executor of this my Last Will & Testament my House & 

Land and the Other half of My Swamp or Meadow Ground upon 

the South Side of Exeter River and all my Moveable Estate he 

paying all the Legacies above mentioned And I do by these Pres- 



566 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ents Revoke & Disannul all former Wills & Testaments by me 
heretofore made In Confirmation Whereof I have to this my Last 
Will & Testament Set my [hand] & Seal this Second Day of 
March In the year of Our Lord 1735/6 

Signed Sealed and Owned In John Scribner 

the Presence of 

Cartee Gilman 
her 

Mercy X Rawlings 
Mark 

Henry Steel 

[Proved and allowed May 31, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 340.] 



OBADIAH TRUE 1735/6 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Obadiah True of Newcastle, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Mary True, March 8, 1735/6.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 142. J 

[Warrant, March 8, 1735/6, authorizing Joseph Nevvmarch and 
Benjamin Downing, both of Newcastle, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, March 29, 1736; amount, ^115.16.11 ; signed by 
Joseph Newmarch and Benjamin Downing.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate by Mary Seavey, ad- 
ministratrix, formerly Mary True; amount of estate, ^115.16.11 ; 
expenditures, ^239.13.1 ; allowed July 29, 1743 ; mentions "fu- 
neral Charges of two Childen of said Intestate both under Seven 
Years of Age," " Maintaining a Son of the said Intestate named 
Joseph from the Time of his fathers Death till he was Seven Years 
of Age being three Years," " D° another Child of said Intestate 
viz Mary born after his Decease Seven Years."] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 567 

WILLIAM TAYLOR 1735/6 EXETER 

[Margaret Taylor renounces administration on the estate of her 
husband, William Taylor of Exeter, March 22, 1735/6, in favor 
of her oldest son, Joseph Taylor.] 

[Administration on the estate of William Taylor, yeoman, 

granted to Joseph Taylor of Exeter yeoman, March 24, 1735/6.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 148.] 

[Warrant, March 24, 1735/6, authorizing Nicholas Gordon and 
Cartee Gilman, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 6, 1736 ; amount, ^960.0.0 ; signed by 
Nicholas Gordon and Cartee Gilman.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 25, 1736, authorizing Nicholas Gordon, Ed- 
ward Gilman, Cartee Gilman, Joseph Thing, and Joseph Lover- 
ing, all of Exeter, yeomen, to divide the estate among the widow, 
Margaret Taylor, and the children, Joseph Taylor, Margaret San- 
born, wife of Tristram Sanborn, Anna Scribner, widow, Sarah 
Clifford, wife of Isaac Clifford, Mary Philbrick, wife of Jedediah 
Philbrick, and Abigail Hubbard, wife of Richard Hubbard.] 

Province of / Pursuant to A warrant to us Directed by the 
New Hamshire ) Honrable Benjamin Gambling Esq r Judge of 
the probatses of wills for the province afores d for the Dividing 
the Estate of William Tayler Late of Exeter Deceased 

We have accordingly set of unto margreat the widow of the 
s d William taylor one third part of the buildings and Lands which 
he died possessed of Viz : the west end of the Dwelling house & 
one third part of the Cellar one third of the Barn being the East 
end and the bounds of the Land begins at an Elm stump standing 
by M r Benjamin things fence about forty two rods to the westward 
of the northeast Corner of S d Land and from thence to run south 
one degree west till it comes to the river to A walnut tree marked 



568 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

one four sides and from thence riming up the river till it comes 
to Joseph taylers Land given him by A deed of gift and bounding 
upon S d Laud till it Comes to the Northeast Corner of s d Land and 
from thence north thirty three degrees west till it Comes to the 
high way about three rods to the Eastward of the northwest Cor- 
ner of s d Land and bounding upon s d way till it comes to Benjamin 
things Land and bounding upon s d Land till it comes to the Elm 
stump first mentioned all the Land within these bounds is set of 
to the widows thirds Excepting one acre and quarter of orchard 
which is to be divided into five shares as hereafter mentioned and 
one rod in wedth from the Country road where the path now goes 
for A high way for the rest of the Children to Come to their Land 
and we have viewed the Land given to Joseph by A Deed of gift 
and find him to be wanting of having A Double share with the 
other five and have accordingly added thereto three acres and 
about fifty rods and bounded as followeth begining at the North- 
east Corner of his Land so given him and binding upon the 
widows thirds till it comes to the high way and by the way to 
Clement Moodys Land and upon s d Moodys Land till it Comes to 
Laud given him by deed of gift the rest of the Land we have 
divided into five shares or Lots as followeth the first Lot begins at 
the Elm stump at the North East Corner of the widows thirds and 
from thence to run Easterly by things Land seven rods and from 
thence to run south one degree west the same wedth till it comes 
to the river the second lot begins at A stake at the Northeast 
corner of the first and runs Easterly by things Land seven rods to 
A stake and from thence south one degree west the same wedth 
till it comes to the river the third Lot begins at the north East 
Corner of the Second and runs Easterly Seven rods to A Stake and 
from thence South one degree west the same wedth till it Comes 
to the river the fourth Lot begins at the north east corner of the 
third and runs Easterly by things Land nine rods and A half till it 
comes to A stake from thence south one degree west till it Comes 
to the river the same wedth the fifth Lot begins at the north east 
Corner of the fourth and runs Easterly by things Land till it 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 569 

comes to Deacon Lords Land which he bought of ainos Dollof and 
bounding upon said Land till it comes to richard gledens Land 
And bounding upon Gledens Land till it comes to Steels Land 
and bounding upon steels Land till it comes to the river the first 
Lot or share in the orchard begins at the south west corner of the 
young orchard six foot westerly from the aple tree and from thence 
northerly till it takes in fifteen aple trees as they are Spoted Joy- 
ning upon the widows thirds the second Lot begins at the east of 
the first and runs Ea