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PROBATE RECORDS 



OF THE 



Province of New Hampshire 



VOL. 7 
1760-1763 



State Papers Series 
Vol. 37 



Edited by 

OTIS G. HAMMOND 

Director of the 
New Hampshire Historical Society 



PUBLISHED BY 

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 
1939 



JOINT RESOLUTION 

Relating to the preservation and publication of portions of the early state and pro- 
vincial records and other state papers of New Hampshire. 

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 otherwise appropri- 
ated — -to collect, arrange, transcribe, and superintend the publication 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 His- 
torical 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. 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Abbott, Jacob, Hollis, 1761 . 
Adams, Samuel, Durham, 1762 

Thomas, Charlestown, 1760 . 
Addison, William, Londonderry, 1763 
Alexander, John, Londonderry, 1761 . 
Allen, Eunice, Chester, 1762 
Allison, Samuel, Londonderry, 1760 . 
Anderson, Mary, Londonderry, 1760 . 

Robert, Manchester, 1762 
Austin, Nathaniel, Dover, 1762 . 
Ayer, Ebenezer, Salem, 1762 
Ayers, William, Londonderry, 1761 

Bailey, Josiah, Hampton Falls, 1762 . 
Baldwin, Samuel, Newmarket, 1761 . 
Banfill, George, Portsmouth, 1760 
Bartlett, Israel, Newbury, Mass., 1761 
Barton, Henry, Hollis, 1760 . 
Basford, Jacob, Chester, 1761 
Batbor, Mary, Londonderry, 1763 
Batchelder, Jonathan, Hampton Falls, 1761 

Josiah, Kingston, 1760 . 
Battishall, Jonathan, Newington, 1762 
Bedel, Jacob, Salem, 1761 

John, Salem, 1761 .... 

Timothy, Salem, 1761 
Bell, John, Bedford, 1763 
Bennett, William, Portsmouth, 1762 . 
Bergin, John, Newmarket, 1761 . 
Bickford, Henry, Boston, Mass., 1762 

Jethro, Rochester, 1763. 

John, Rochester, 1761 



122 

319 

5 

456 

69 

291 

22 

I 

360 

283 
287 
182 

357 
171 

15 
197 

29 
87 
394 
138 
38 
348 
146 

75 
122 

391 

332 

245 

264 

427 

98 



VI 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Bigelow, Jonathan, Rockingham, Vt., 1761 
Bixby, Thomas, Litchfield, 1761 . 
Blake, Stephen, Epping, 1763 
Blunt, Jonathan, Chester, 1762 . 
Bogle, Thomas, Peterborough, 1762 . 
Boothby, Jonathan, Portsmouth, 1762 
Boynton, Joshua, Hollis, 1763 
Bradford, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1762 
Bridgham, William, Portsmouth, 1763 
Brown, Jacob, Hampton Falls, 1761 

John, New Ipswich, 1763 
Bunton, Robert, Allenstown, 1761 
Burleigh, Giles, Newmarket, 1761 

Joseph, Newmarket, 1761 
Burnham, Robert, Durham, 1760 

Winthrop, Durham, 1762 
Buss, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1762 . 

Calfe, Jeremiah, Exeter, 1762 
Call, Sarah, Boscawen, 1761 
Campbell, Mary, Londonderry, 1762 
Carr, , Hampton Falls, 1761 

Daniel, Hampton Falls, 1761 

Hezekiah, Hampton Falls, 1761 

Joseph, Epping, 1761 
Chambers, Margaret, Portsmouth, 1762 
Chase, Abraham, Plaistow, 1761 . 
Clark, Abraham, Barrington, 1762 

Edward, Salem, 1760 

Isaac, Keene, 1761 . 

Joseph, Greenland, 1761 

Thomas, Exeter, 1761 

Thomas, Amherst, 1762 
Clough, Isaac, Jr., Salem, 1762 

Josiah, Kingston, 1760 . 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Vll 



Coffin, Tristram, Dover, 1761 
Coker, John, Stratham, 1761 
Colby, Sampson, Hopkinton, 1761 
Cole, Amos, Somersworth, 1762 . 
Colfax, Sampson, Charlestown, 1760 
Connor, Philip, Exeter, 1761 
Cook, Peter, Somersworth, 1762 . 
Cram, Benjamin, Jr., Brentwood, 176 
Cummings, Josiah, Hudson, 1761 
Currier, Jeremiah, Kingston, 1761 

Jonathan, South Hampton, 1762 
Curry, William, Canterbury, 1762 

Dam, Pomfret, Madbury, 1763 . 

Samuel, Dover, 1762 
Danforth, Jonathan, Hollis, 1763 
Davis, Aaron, Dover, 1762 . 
John, Kingston, 1761 
Sarah, Portsmouth, 1763 
Dinsmoor, John, Salem, 1761 
Dodge, David, Londonderry, 1763 
Dolbear, Jonathan, Rye, 1761 

Donahue, , Londonderry, 1761 

Dow, Benjamin, Hampton, 1762 
Downer, Andrew, Exeter, 1761 
Downing, Jonathan, Kingston, 1760 
Drake, Nathaniel, Hampton, 1763 
Nathaniel, Jr., Hampton, 1762 
Drew, Lemuel, Dover, 1763 . 
Dudley, Elizabeth, Exeter, 1762 
James, Brentwood, 1761 
Jonathan, Brentwood, 1762 
Nicholas, Brentwood, 1763 
Dustin, Samuel, Plaistow, 1760 



139 

135 
114 
263 

5 
189 
294 
321 

137 
194 

357 
379 

458 
333 
385 
343 
123 
429 

155 

454 
163 

255 
280 

99 

55 
438 

334 
425 

282 

157 
301 

398 

49 



VUl 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Emerson, Edward, Boston, Mass., 1763 
Stephen, Newmarket, 1763 . 

Emery, Samuel, Boscawen, 1761 
Sarah, Boscawen, 1761 

Fairbanks, Nathaniel, Keene, 1763 
Farley, Joseph, Nashua, 1762 
Farrington, Jeremiah, Amherst, 1762 
Felch, Daniel, Hampton Falls, 1763 
Fernald, Job, Durham, 1763 
Field, John, Dover, 1762 
Fifield, Elizabeth, Kensington, 1761 
Fogg, James, Kensington, 1762 . 

Samuel, North Hampton, 1760 
Folsom, John, Durham, 1763 
Foster, Amos, Keene, 1761 . 
Frost, Joseph, Newcastle, 1762 
Fuller, Benoni, North Hampton, 1761 
Fullonton, John, Epping, 1761 
Furber, Jethro, Newington, 1761 . 

Garland, Moses, Dover, 1762 
Giddings, Zebulon, Jr., Exeter, 1760 
Gilman, Abigail, Kingston, 1762 
Glazier, Stephen, Durham, 1761 . 
Godfrey, Nathan, Hampton Falls, 1762 
Goss, Thomas, Rye, 1761 
Gove, Daniel, Hampton Falls, 1761 
Jonathan, Hampton Falls, 1761 
Gregg, James, Londonderry, 1762 
Green, Bradbury, Hampton Falls, 1761 
Greenough, Daniel, Salem, 1761 . 
Griggs, Jacob, Boston, Mass., 1763 
Grove, Nathaniel, Greenland, 1762 



460 
426 
230 
226 

383 
374 
339 
455 
433 
257 
113 
378 
45 
463 
104 

275 
119 

195 
117 

274 
36 

278 

73 
363 
185 
222 
201 
258 

93 
121 

457 
382 



LIST OF ESTATES 



IX 



Haines, Joseph, Greenland, 1 761 
Haley, Morris, Portsmouth, 1762 
Ham, Eleazer, Rochester, 1760 . 

John, Dover, 1763 ... 

Reuben, Newington, 1762 
Hanson, Tobias, Dover, 1762 
Harvey, Robert, Nottingham, 1762 
Hayes, Reuben, Dover, 1762 
Heard, Nathaniel, Rochester, 1763 
Hight, Charles, Portsmouth, 1761 
Hill, John, Portsmouth, 1762 
Hills, Samuel, Chester, 1762. 
Hoag, Joseph, Stratham, 1762 

Sarah, Stratham, 1763 . 
Hooker, Michael, Portsmouth, 1762 

William, Portsmouth, 1763 . 
Hubbard, Jeremiah, Kingston, 1762 

John, Townsend, Mass., 1762 
Huse, Thomas, Hampstead, 1762 
Hussey, Joseph, Somersworth, 1762 

Jackman, Richard, Boscawen, 1761 
Jackson, Joshua, Portsmouth, 1763 
James, John, Brentwood, 1761 
Jefts, Henry, Mason, 1760 . 
Jenness, Mark, Rochester, 1762 . 
Jewell, Henry Lancaster, Sandown, i; 
Johnson, John, Hampstead, 1762 

Noah, Nashua, 1761 
Jones, Ann, Durham, 1762 

William, Portsmouth, 1761 . 

Kemp, Zerubbabel, Hollis, 1762 . 
Kendall, Amos, Litchfield, 1762 . 
Kennedy, William, Portsmouth, 1763 



60 



86 

333 
25 

433 
258 
365 
363 
297 
410 

125 
271 
267 
265 

411 
292 
393 
357 
264 

323 
259 

102 

457 

165 

6 

317 
21 

324 
189 

354 
184 

335 
282 
421 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Kenney, Thomas, Hudson, 1762 . 
Kenniston, George, Greenland, 1761 

Joshua, Stratham, 1761 

Moses, Stratham, 1761 . 
Kent, Jacob, Plaistow, 1761 
Kezar, John, Jr., Hampstead, 1762 
Kidder, Joseph, Londonderry, 1763 
Kimball, Abner, Haverhill, Mass., 1761 
Knight, Richard, Plaistow, 1761 
Knowlton, Rice, Pelham, 1762 

Ladd, Nathaniel, Exeter, 1763 
Lancy, William, Amherst, 1763 
Lane, Joshua, Hampton Falls, 1760 
Lawrence, Joseph, Stratham, 1761 
Leach, Zachariah, Portsmouth, 1761 
Leavitt, James, Hampton, 1761 . 

Timothy, Brentwood, 1760 . 
Libby, Jeremiah, Portsmouth, 1760 
Light, Ebenezer, Exeter, 1762 
Little, Joseph, Hampstead, 1762 
Logan, Robert, Londonderry, 1762 
Long, Richard, Salisbury, Mass., 1763 
Loud, Abigail, Portsmouth, 1763 

Solomon, Portsmouth, 1762 . 
Lovewell, John, Nashua, 1763 
Lucy, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1761 
Lunt, Henry, Chester, 1761 . 

McClary, Daniel, New Ipswich, 1761 
McClure, David, Chester, 1762 . 
McClurg, Charles, Litchfield, 1762 
McFarland, Daniel, Chester, 1761 
McMurphy, Alexander, Londonderry, 1763 
Mallam, Matthew, Newcastle, 1762 
Maloney, John, Madbury, 1762 . 



LIST OF ESTATES 



XI 



Mann, Peter, Windham, 1762 
Manson, Samuel, Portsmouth, 1761 
Manuel, Joel, Boscawen, 1763 
Marden, Noah, Portsmouth, 1762 
Marston, Elisha, Hampton, 1761 . 

Ephraim, Hampton, 1761 

John, Hampton, 1763 

Jonathan, Hampton, 1763 
Mathes, Abraham, Durham, 1762 

Francis, Durham, 1761 . 
Maynard, Daniel, Marlborough, Mass., 1761 
Meloon, Daniel, Greenland, 1761 

Henry, Greenland, 1761 

John, Newmarket, 1761 

Joseph, Jr., Greenland, 1761 . 
Merrill, Samuel, Hudson, 1763 
Meseat, Isaac, Portsmouth, 1761 
Miles, William, Canterbury, 1760 
Miller, Charles, Gosport, 1761 

Thomas, Jr., Somersworth, 1762 
Millett, Thomas, Dover, 1762 
Mitchell, Joshua, Newmarket, 1761 
Moores, John, Hampstead, 1761 . 

Joseph, Chester, 1761 
Morrill, Benjamin, Biddeford, Me., 1763 

Micajah, South Hampton, 1761 
Morse, Abel, Chester, 1760 . 
Moulton, Henry, Sandown, 1762 

Jonathan, Hampton, 1762 

Joseph, Portsmouth, 1762 

William, Hampton, 1762 
Murdough, Robert, Merrimack, 1761 

Nason, Samuel, Portsmouth, 1761 
William, Portsmouth, 1762 . 



303 
243 
452 
294 
232 
179 
395 
394 
261 
162 
187 
107 
109 

72 
109 
386 
114 

62 
118 
327 
307 
172 
194 
166 

415 
141 
60 
336 
370 
328 

345 
151 

95 
322 



Xll 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Newmarch, Elizabeth, Portsmouth, 1763 

Thomas, Portsmouth, 1761 . 
Norton, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1761 
Nutter, Mary, Portsmouth, 1761 

Odiorne, Robert, Portsmouth, 1762 
O'Shaw, Daniel, Newcastle, 1763 

John, Newcastle, 1763 . 
Otterson, James, Londonderry, 1760 

William, Chester, 1760 

Page, David, Brentwood, 1762 

Joshua, Haverhill, Mass., 1760 
Palmer, Joseph, Plaistow, 1763 . 
Park, Joseph, Windham, 1762 
Parker, Isaac, Charlestown, 1762 
Isaac, Jr., Charlestown, 1761 
Pearson, William, Portsmouth, 1763 
Peirce, Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1762 
Pendergast, Stephen, Newmarket, 1763 
Pendexter, John, Portsmouth, 1760 
Philbrick, Joseph, Hampton, 1760 
Pike, Joseph, Kensington, 1763 
Pillsbury, Henry, Newton, 1762 
Plummer, Samuel, Hampstead, 1762 
Prescott, John, Kingston, 1761 
Pressey, Paul, Danville, 1760 

Quinby, Eleazer, Hampton Falls, 176 
Elisha, Kingston, 1761 

Redman, Sarah, Nottingham, 1762 
Reed, Margaret, Newcastle, 1760 
Richardson, James, Pelham, 1761 
Roberts, John, Madbury, 1763 

Joseph, Dover, 1761 

Thomas, Dover, 1761 



462 

227 

73 

147 

340 
410 

395 
41 
69 

360 

36 

407 

337 
315 
97 
414 
368 
464 

52 
2 

435 
338 
350 
186 

57 

297 

93 

256 

27 

126 

403 
163 
166 



LIST OF ESTATES 



XUl 



Robinson, Daniel, Portsmouth, 1761 
Rogers, Mary, Bow, 1763 

Richard, Dunbarton, 1762 
Rowell, Samuel, Salem, 1760 
Runnells, Job, Durham, 1763 
Russell, William, Hampton Falls, 1761 

Sanborn, Jabez, Hampton Falls, 1760 

John, Hampton, 1760 . 

Nathan, Epping, 1760 . 
Sargent, David, Newton, 1761 

Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1760 

Nathaniel, Newcastle, 1761 
Sawyer, Jacob, Hampstead, 1763 
Saxon, John, Crown Point, N. Y., 1763 
Scammon, Richard, Dover, 1762 
Seavey, Benjamin, Rye, 1761 
Secomb, Joseph, Kingston, 1760 . 
Selorgy, John, Portsmouth, 1762 
Severance, Joseph, Hudson, 1760 
Seward, Ebenezer, Portsmouth, 1761 
Shattuck, William, Hollis, 1761 . 
Sherburne, James, Portsmouth, 1760 

Jethro, Barrington, 1763 

Samuel, Portsmouth, 1760 . 
Sleeper, Ebenezer, Brentwood, 1761 

John, Brentwood, 1761 . 
Smith, Elias, Hollis, 1761 

Jabez, Hampton, 1761 . 

Moses, Hollis, 1761 

Richard, Exeter, 1763 

Samuel, North Hampton, 1762 
Snyder, Martin, Portsmouth, 1762 
Spear, Thomas, Salem, 1762 
Stackpole, Philip, Somersworth, 1761 



246 

453 
328 

59 
434 
232 

8 

53 

10 

241 

31 
112 

417 
403 
292 

167 
29 

316 
24 

148 

152 
50 

427 

58 
90 
76 
238 
128 
241 
412 
294 
322 
308 
192 



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LIST OF ESTATES 



Stearns, Zachariah, Merrimack, 1761 
Steele, Robert, Exeter, 1761 

Samuel, Londonderry, 1761 
Stevens, John, Newington, 1762 

Jonathan, Plaistow, 1761 

Nathan, Concord, 1761 . 

Samuel, Exeter, 1761 
Stewart, John, Windham, 1761 
Stickney, Jeremiah, Concord, 1763 
Stoodley, James, Portsmouth, 1760 
Swett, Benjamin, Hampton Falls, 1762 



Thing, Bartholomew, Epping, 1761 

Joseph, Brentwood, 1762 
Thompson, Alexander, Londonderry, 

James, Durham, 1762 
Tilton, Samuel, Hampton Falls, 1762 
Towle, Caleb, Hampton, 1763 
Matthias, Epping, 1763 
Sarah, Hampton, 1762 . 
Tucker, Nathaniel, Plaistow, 1761 
Twombly, Benjamin, Somersworth, i 
William, Dover, 1763 

Varney, Thomas, Dover, 1763 
Veasey, Benjamin, Brentwood, 1763 
Samuel, Stratham, 1763 
Thomas, Stratham, 1763 

Wallingford, John, Rochester, 1761 
Walton, Samuel, Portsmouth, 1762 
Ward, Ezekiel, Hampstead, 1762 

Hezekiah, Hampstead, 1762 
Webster, John, Kingston, 1763 

Joseph, Hampton, 1761 



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LIST OF ESTATES 



XV 



Weeks, Jedediah, Epping, 1760 . 

John, Hampton, 1763 

Leonard, Greenland, 1761 

Samuel, Greenland, 1762 
Welland, Nathaniel, Dover, 1761 
Wentworth, Ezekiel, Somersworth, 1762 

Grant, Dover, 1761 

John, Portsmouth, 1763 
Wetherbee, Joanna, Charlestown, 176: 
Weymouth, John, Rochester, 1761 
Wiar, Martha, Londonderry, 1763 
Wiggin, Josiah, Durham, 1762 
Willey, Samuel, Durham, 1761 
Williams, Samuel, Amherst, 1762 
Wilson, William, Chester, 1761 . 
Wise, Wyman, Plaistow, 1760 
Woodwell, David, Hopkinton, 1762 
Worthen, Ephraim, Concord, 1763 
Wright, William, Newcastle, 1762 

Yeaton, Joseph, Newcastle, 1761 

Young, Charles, Brentwood, 1761 

Nathaniel, Dover, 1762 



63 
447 
159 
288 
107 

344 
118 
472 

330 

85 

434 
266 

226 
368 
190 
68 
371 
449 
319 

188 
156 
262 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



MARY ANDERSON 1760 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of god amen I Mary Anderson of Londonderry 
within the province of newhampshire in newengland being Sick 
and indesposed * * * 

I tarn James Cochran to have all my Estate Reall and per- 
sonall Encluding all debts dew to Me and to Redem the Mort- 
gage that is on My Estate and paying the following Sumes (viz) 
to Every on of my Sisters Eightey pounds old tenn'' and to my 
Sisters that are dead the like Sum to there families also to Alan 
Hopkins and Dina Cochran one hundred and fifty pounds old 
tenner Each 

Itam to Dina Cochran two beds and all the cloaths belonging 
to Said beds also four good peuter platters and Six plates also 
a waf^ming pan and a Ovell table and Six Chairs 

Itam I leave to mary hopkins a bed and a bolster and pillows 

Itam I leave to the Rev^ M'^ Davidson Mr flavils Works 

Itam I leave to Elizabeth hopkins a calf 

Itam My will is that My bodey Cloaths be devided amongst 
my Sisters accrding as I derected 

Itam My will is that Mathew thornton Esq"^ and John Nesmith 
be Exac" of this my last will and testment, In witnes whereof I 
hear unto Set my hand and Seall this fourth day of July 1760 
and in the thirty third year of his Maj'''^ Reign 

her 
Mary Anderson X 
mark 

[Witnesses] Samuel Steel, Nathaniel aiken, William Cunning- 
ham. 

[Proved Oct. 7, 1760.] 



2 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Caveat of John Gregg of Londonderry, oldest son, Sept. 25, 
1760, against the administration of the estate of Mary Anderson 
or that of his father, James Gregg, without notice.] 

[Matthew Thornton and John Nesmith of Londonderry de- 
cline to execute the will Oct. 15, 1760.] 

[Bond of James Cochran, husbandman, with Matthew Thorn- 
ton as surety, both of Londonderry, in the sum of £500, Oct. 21, 
1760, for the execution of the will; witnesses, Hercules Mooney, 
Joseph March.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 21, 1760, authorizing Moses Barnett and John 
Weare, both of Londonderry, gentlemen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Dec. 29, 1760; amount, £4506. 4. o; 
signed by Moses Barnett and John Weare.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £824. o. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £6632. 19. o; allowed Feb. 11, 1762.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £4939. o. o; expenditures, 
£5922. 19. o; allowed Nov. 13, 1762.] 



JOSEPH PHILBRICK 1760 HAMPTON 

July the ninth 1760 
I Joseph Philbrick of hamton in the province of newhashier 
in new england being in good helth and of sound mind Remem- 
bering my mortallity: I do dispose of my estate as foloweth: 
Imprims: I give and bequeath to Sarah my Belovid Wife the 
esterly end of my house with the diery and a priveleg in the celler 
and chamber during her natural life or Widdohood moreover I 
give to my wife one cow to be cept By my executer winter and 
somer and also six chord of wood And also meat and bred 
sufisient for her support each year if she Chooseth it rather than 
her thirds: all to be found her by My son Jams during her natural 
life or widohood and if He should neglect or refuse to do these 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3 

things for her then Shee shall have the liberty of her thurds of all 
my estate: Morover I give to my wife the bed we lodg on with 
the furniture Therto belonging I give also to my wife the using 
things in the Hous as iron brass puter for her own to dispse of; 
item I Give to my son Joseph Philbrick my hous and barn And 
all the land within the fence where he now liveth which was 
father nays: moreover I give to my son Joseph two acers of 
Marsh at the clambanks so called begining at the river on The 
northwesterly side from hillards line to towls line and in Bredth 
to make out the two acers; I also give to my son Joseph My 
marsh at the great oxcommon so called joyning to the little island 
So called I allso give to my son Joseph one half of my upland at 
the mittrees so caled: Item I give to my son jams All my other 
lands and marsh and Buildings and stock of Creaturs not other- 
wise dispsed of with all my tools whatsoever Item I give to my 
samuel the bed on which he now lieth With all the beding 
Belonging to it I also give to my son Samuel thirty ounces of 
silver or otherwise as they shall Agree to be payed to him by my 
son Jams. 

Moreover I give to my son Samuel two steers not under 
Three year old to be payed By my son Jams Philbrick I order my 
son Joseph to pay to his sister nanne ten pound Of the ould 
tenner: I also order my son Jams to pay to His sister elidea ten 
pounds of the old tenner each of these Payments to be made in 
one year after my decease and i do Hereby appoynt my son 
James the sol executor * * * 

Joseph Philbrick 

[Witnesses] James Perkins, Jacob Brown, Jonathan Perkins. 

[Proved Jan. 27, 1762.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 27, 1762, authorizing Samuel Dow, yeoman, 
and Jeremiah Marston, gentleman, both of Hampton, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, March 24, 1762; amount £9070. o. o; signed by 
Samuel Dow and Jeremiah Marston.] 



4 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JAMES STOODLEY 1760 PORTSMOUTH 

In The Name of God amen. The Last will and Testament of 
James Stoodley of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Marriner. I James Stoodley aforesaid being Sick * * * 

Item To the Chidren of my son Jonathan Stoodley, Lately 
dec^ I give five Shillings old Tenor to be divided among them to 
be paid by my ExeC 

Item To my Son James Stoodley I give five shillings old 
Tenor — 

Item — To my son William I give five Shillings old Tenor to 
be paid by my Exec' 

Item To my Son Thomas I give five Shillings old Tenor to be 
paid by my Exec 

Item — To the Children of my Daughter mary Cameron dec* 
I give live Shillings old Tenor to be diveded among them to be 
paid by my ExeC^ 

Item To my Daughter margaret Rogers I give five Shillings 
old Tenor to be paid by my Exec' — 

Item — To my Daughter Elizabeth Welch I give five Shil- 
lings old Tenor, to be paid by my Exec' — 

Item — All the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate 
be the Same Real personal or of whatsoever nature so ever I give 
bequeath and devise unto my Son James Stoodley his heirs and 
assigns & more Especially all my Right and title to any Lands 
in the Township of Barrington in said Province which of Right 
belonged to me by any Taxes I paid or Vote of admittance to- 
gather with all after divisions or Rights of Commonage in said 
Township, and I do hereby appoint my son James to be Sole 
Exec' * * * 2Lnd in Confirmation hereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand and Seal this Tenth day of July anno Domini one 
thousand Seven hundred & Sixty 

James Stoodly 

[Witnesses] Sam'' ffrost, Joseph Allcock, Cutts Shannon. 

[Proved Feb. 24, 1762.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 5 

THOMAS ADAMS 1760 CHARLESTOWN 

[Bond of Ruth Adams, widow, with Isaac Parker, gentleman, 
and Joel Matthews, millwright, as sureties, all of Charlestown, 
in the sum of £500, July 11, 1760, for the administration of the 
estate of Thomas Adams of Charlestown. yeoman; witnesses, 
John Hastings, William Heywood.] 

[Warrant, July 11, 1760, authorizing John Hastings and Wil- 
liam Heywood, both of Charlestown, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 26, 1761 ; amount, £91. o. 10; signed by John 
Hastings, Jr., and William Heywood.] 



SAMPSON COLFAX 1760 CHARLESTOWN 

[Administration on the estate of Sampson Colfax granted to 
Isaac Parker July 12, 1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 468.] 

[Bond of Isaac Parker, gentleman, with Peter Labaree and 
John Hastings, Jr., as sureties, all of Charlestown, in the sum of 
£500, July II, 1760, for the administration of the estate of 
Sampson Colfax of Charlestown, housewright; witnesses, Samp- 
son Spencer, Miriam Willard.] 

[Warrant, July 12, 1760, authorizing John Hastings, Jr., and 
William Heywood, both of Charlestown, yeomen, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 27, 1761 ; amount, £19. 5. i ; signed by John 
Hastings, Jr., and William Heywood.] 

[Administration on the estate of Sampson Colfax of Charles- 
town, yeoman, granted to Ebenezer Putnam Dec. 20, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 537.] 

[Bond of Ebenezer Putnam, with Samuel Hunt and William 
Heywood as sureties, all of Charlestown, yeomen, in the sum of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



£500, Dec. 20, 1762, for the administration de bonis non of the 
estate; witnesses, Stephen Jones, John Hastings, Jr.] 



HENRY JEFTS 1760 MASON 

In the Name of God Amen The fourteenth Day of July in 
the Thirty forth year of his Majestys Reign Anno: Domini 
1760 I Henry Jefts of a Place Called N° i in the Province 
of New hampshire Husbandman Being in Perfect Health of 
Body * * * 

Item I Will and bequethe to my Well beloved Wife Mary 
Jefts the one tird Part of all my Estate in Lands and tenements 
Buildings Tools and Utencels whatsoever 

Item I Will and Bequethe to my eldest son Jonathan Jefts the 
sume of five shillings to be Paid to him by my Executors here- 
after Named which Together with what he hath already Had to 
be his full share of my estate 

Item I Will and Bequethe to my second son John Jefts One 
Ninth of all my Estat both Real and Personal of all sorts and 
Kinds whatsoever whome I also appoint ordain and Declare to 
be the Executor of this my Last will and Testament 

Item I Will and Bequethe to my third Son Thomas Jefts one 
Ninth of all my Estat both Real and Personal wherever it is to be 
found in New England 

Item I also Will and bequethe to my forth son Benjamin Jefts 
one Ninth of all my Estate both Real and Personal werever it 
may be found &c 

Item I also Will and bequethe to my only Daughter molly 
Jefts one Ninth of the Whole of what estate I own both Real and 
Personal how or wherever it shall be found. 

And all the Rest of my estate which I have not already Dis- 
posed of I Will to be Equaly Divided Between my three younger 
sones & Daughter (viz) John Jefts my Executor of this my Last 
Will and Thomas Benjamin & Molley Jefts * * * 

Henery Jefts 



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[Witnesses] Moses Thurston, Sam" Perham, Neh'* Hobart. 
[Filed Sept. 26, 1764. Not proved.] 

[Administration granted to John Jefts March 28, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 176.] 

[Inventory, taken by Enoch Lawrence, gentleman, and 
Nathan Hall, yeoman, both of Number i ; amount, £40. 8. 8; at- 
tested April 7, 1766; John Jefts appears as son of Henry Jefts.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 176.] 

[Bond of John Jefts, with Enoch Lawrence, gentleman, and 
Jonathan Jefts, yeoman, as sureties, all of Number i, in the sum 
of £200, March 28, 1766, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Samuel Hobart, Nathan Hall.] 

[Warrant, March 28, 1766, authorizing Enoch Lawrence, 
gentleman, and Nathan Hall, yeoman, both of Number i, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested April 7, 1766; amount, £40. 8. 8; not 
signed.] 

We the subscribers, a Com*^'' appointed to set of to Mary 
Jefts (widow & Relict of Henry Jefts, late of Number one in the 
Province of New Hampshire Deceased) her Dower, or third part 
of the Real Estate, that he Died Seizd of, which is followeth viz 
Containing about Twenty Eight Acres, bounded as follows, 
begining at A Stake & Stone, Standing in the south line of the 
lott said Jefts Liv'd on, thence North Twenty Eight Rods to a 
stake & stones thence west, seventy five Rods to a maple tree 
marked, thence South Twenty Eight pole, to a Stake & stones, 
thence East Seventy five Rods to the Bound first mentioned, 
together with the House Standing, & Included in the above 
premises 

Number one Decem' 29*'' 1766 Nathan Hall 

Jonathan Williams 
Reuben Barrit 



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[List of claims against the estate; amount, £15. 3. 4; signed by 
Samuel Cummings and Samuel Hobart.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £15. 9. 4; expendi- 
tures, £13. 9. 8; allowed Oct. 22, 1767.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £15. 3. 4; amount 
distributed, £1. 19. 7>^; allowed Dec. 19, 1767.] 



JABEZ SANBORN 1760 HAMPTON FALLS 

In The Name of God amen This Twenty Third Day of July 
anno Domini 1760 I Jabez Samborn of Hampton Falls in the 
Province of New hampshire yeoman being weak of body * * * 

I Give unto my beloved Wife Abiall and to her Desposel all 
my Housel Stufe within Dores Excepting one fether bead and a 
Large Iron Kitel and I Give to my Said wife Two Cows & Four 
Sheep and allso I Give to my Said wife During her naturall life 
or So long as Shee Remains my Widow The use & Improvement 
of the one Halfe of all my home place where I now live both 
Planting mowing & pastering and the one halfe of my orcherd 
with the Easterly halfe Part of my Dwelling House &a Priviledge 
in my barn and what fier wood Shee have accaesion for one fier 
Cut & haled to the Dor 

Iti" I Give unto The Heirs of my Son Ephran Samborn De- 
ceased Five Shilings new tenor & to be Paid in one year after my 
Decease by my Executor here after mentioned, my said son 
Ephram having Rec*^ the Gratest Part of Portision by Dead 

Iti"* I Give unto my Son Josiah Samborn Five Shiling new 
tenor & to be Paid in one year after my Decease by my Executor 
hereafter mentiond my Said Son Josiah Having Rece*^ the Gratis 
Part of his Portision all Readay 

Itim I Give unto my Son Marston Samborn Five Shilings new 
tenor and to be paid in one year after my Decease my Excutor 
here after mentioned my said son marston having Rec^ the 
Gratest part of his Portision allreadery 



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Iti™ I Give unto my Son Trustram Samborn and to his heirs 
and assings The full one halfe of all my Right in a Certain tract 
of Land wheech was Granted to John Samborn & others by 
Theodor atkison Esq' & others near Peemisewachet River (So 
Caled) and I Give unto my said son Thristrum Twenty Pounds 
old tener to be paid by my Executor hereafter mentioned within 
one years after my Decease 

Iti™ I Give unto my Daughter Mary Cram Five Shilings new 
tenor to be paid in one year after my Decease by my Executor 
hereafter mentioned She having Rec^ the Grates part of her 
Portision allreadey 

Iti"* I give unto my Daughter Abial Samborn Five Shilings 
new tener to be paid in one year after my Decease by my Execu- 
tor here after mentioned She having Rec*^ the Grates Part of her 
Portision allreadey 

Iti™ I Give unto my Daughter Pheabe Samborn Twenty 
Pounds old tenor & to be paid in three years after my Decease by 
my Executor hereafter mentioned 

Iti"" I Give unto my Daughter Hannah Connor Five Shilings 
new tenor to be paid to her in one year after my Decease by my 
Excu"" here after mentioned She having Rec^ the greatest Par of 
her Portision allreadey 

Iti™ I Give unto my Son Abraham Samborn and to his heirs & 
assings for Ever all my Lands and Salt marsh be the Same more 
or Less Lying & being in Hampton Exeter or Else where not all 
Readey Disposed of in this my Last will with all my buldings 
Standing on Said Lands he my said Son Abraham to Com into 
Porsision Emeadeatly after my Decease Excepting That halfe I 
have Given to his mother and That at her Decease or marrge 

and Likewise I Give unto my said son Abraham one Fether 
bead and my Large lorn Kittel and all my Stock of Catel Sheep 
and Swine not all ready Disposed of to his mother and allso all 
my Utensels for Husbandry and all my Wearing apparil and 
Likewise every other Thing not allreadey Disposed of in this my 
Last will my said son abraham Pay all my Just Debts Furnal 



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Charges and Legeses as I have orderd in this my Last will and to 
find & alow to his mother The Use of a horse to Ride to meeting 
or Else where when She has occation to Ride During her life or 
widowhood as beforementioned 

It"" I Give to my Grandson Stephen Fogg son to my Daughter 
Phoeebe one Hunderd Pounds old tener as money is at this Time 
and to be Paid to him when he arives at the age of Twenty one 
years and to be Paid by my Executor here after mentioned in 
This my Will 

Lastly I Do Hereby appoint my Son Abraham Samborn Sole 
Executor * * * 

his 
Jabez X Samborn 
mark 
his 
[Witnesses] Benjamin Cram, Samuel X melcher, Theo: Smith, 

Mark 
[Proved Nov. 25, 1761.] 

[Abial Sanborn, widow, waives inventory Nov. 25, 1761; wit- 
nesses, Theophilus Smith and one illegible.] 

[Bond of Abraham Sanborn of Hampton Falls, yeoman, with 
Samuel Melcher of Hampton Falls, yeoman, and Theophilus 
Smith of Exeter as sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 25, 1761, 
for the execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker, Joseph 
March.] 



NATHAN SANBORN 1760 EPPING 

[Administration on the estate of Nathan Sanborn of Epping, 
yeoman, granted to Nathan Sanborn of Epping, yeoman, July 
30, 1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 470.] 

[Bond of Nathan Sanborn, with Joseph Chandler of Epping 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS II 

and Ebenezer Sanborn of North Hampton, yeomen, as sureties, 
in the sum of £1000, July 30, 1760, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, WilHam Parker, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Warrant, July 30, 1760, authorizing Ezekiel Brown, tanner, 
and John Dudley, yeoman, both of Epping, to appraise the 
^estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Sept. 10, 1760; amount, £12,978. 18. 2; 
not signed.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, personal estate as per 
inventory; expenditures, £943. 9. 11; allowed Oct. 28, 1761.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 4, 1761, authorizing Joseph Edgerly, Jacob 
Freese, Ezekiel Brown, John Dudley, and Paul Ladd, all of Ep- 
ping, yeomen, to divide the real estate.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to a Warrant From the Honb^^ 
New Hampshire / Richard Wibird Esq' Judge of the Probate 
of Wills &c for Said Province to us Directed, Appointing us 
a Committee to Set off to Elizabeth Sandborn, widow, Relict 
of Nathan Sandborn late of Eppin, Deceas'd, her Dower which 
happens to her of the Real Estate of Said Deceas'd, who Died 
Intestate, and to Divide the other Two thirds among the Chil- 
dred of Said Deceas'd, being Six in the whole, Allowing to the 
Eldest Son a Double share and to set off each share by metes & 
Bounds &c — Said Warrant bearing Date the 4**^ day of Novem- 
ber 1 761 — 

We have Accordingly Sett off to the Said Elizabeth Sandborn 
widow For her Dower of the Said Real Estate one third part of 
the Mansion house being the Easterly end thereof and one third 
part of the Barn, both Standing on that part of the Said Estate 
herein hereafter Set off to Nathan the Eldest Son of Said De- 
ceas'd with the Priviledge of Rebuilding or Repairing the said 
Third part of Said House & barn — And also Twenty three acres 
and one quarter of an Acre of Land being the Northerly Side of 
the homestead of said Deceas'd, and begining at the Northwest- 



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erly Corner of the Said Homestead and runing from thence 
South thirty three Degrees West Twenty Eight rods & a quarter 
to a Stake & Stones, by Cap* Joseph Chandlers land, Then be- 
gining again at the Said Northwesterly Corner and from thence 
runing South about Eight Degrees & a third East one hundred & 
thirty Seven rods by Said Chandler's land to a Stake at Land 
left for a highway. Thence South Twenty nine Degrees West 
Twenty nine rods to a Beach tree Spotted, & from thence on a 
Strait line to the Stake and Stones first mentioned — And also 
about one hundred and forty rods of the orchard on Said home- 
stead to be the Northerly side thereof to be Four rods & three 
Quarters wide at the Westerly End and five rods & three Quar- 
ters wide at the Easterly end & to be the whole Length of the 
Said orchard, with the Priviledge of Passing & repassing from the 
Said House & Barn through the other parts of said Homestead 
in the most Convenient places to her Said Dower, and to a 
Spring in the Southwest part of the Said Nathan's part of Said 
Homested all which We have set off to the Said Elizabeth Sand- 
born for her Dower of the Said Real Estate To Hold to her in 
Severalty During her Natural Life. — 

And to John Sandborn a Son of the Said Deceas'd We have 
Set off for his share in the Said Real Estate Eight acres & three 
Quarters of an acre of Land being part of the Said Homestead, 
and begins at the South Westerly Corner of the said widows 
Dower at a Stake & Stones, and from thence runs Easterly by 
the Said Dower to the beach tree aforesaid Spotted at the South 
Easterly Corner of said Dower — and from thence to run South 
Twenty nine Degree West Ten rods & Eleven feet to a Stake 
and Stones, and from thence Westerly on a Strait line to a stake 
& stones standing at said Joseph Chandler's Land Ten rods & 
three feet South thirty three Degrees west from the aforesaid 
South westerly Corner of the Said Dower — And also the one 
half of a Sixty acre Lott be it more or Less being undivided, lying 
in Chester, it being the Lott numbred Thirty in the fifth Range 
in the fourth Division in Said Chester And also the one half of 



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a Forty acre Lott in Said Chester being undivided and is the 
Lott numbred Twenty two in the third range in the fifth Division 
in Said Chester, And Also all the right which the Said Deceas'd 
had in the Commons of said Chester not Drawn for To Hold 
to the said John Sandborn in fee in Severalty Forever — 

And to Joseph Sandborn a Son of the Said Deceas'd We have 
Set off for his share in the Said Real Estate Seven acres of Land, 
being part of the Said Homestead and begins at the Southwest- 
erly Corner of the Said Eight acres & three quarters of Land be- 
fore Sett off to John Sandborn at a Stake & Stone and from thence 
to run South thirty three Degrees West Eight rods & a quarter 
by the afores*^ Chandler's land to a Stake & Stones, and then to 
Extend Easterly on the South Side of the Said John's part of the 
Homested to the Easterly end thereof, and the South line to be a 
parralel Line with the South Line of the Said John's part, so as 
to be eight rods & a quarter wide at Each End — And Also the 
one half of an Eighty acre Lott of Land more or Less in Chester 
aforesaid being undivided and is the Lott Numbred one hundred 
& twenty in the Sixth range of Lotts in the third Division in 
Said Chester, To Hold to the Said Joseph Sanborn in fee in Sev- 
eralty Forever — 

And to Benjamin Sandborn a Son of the Said Deceas'd we have 
Set off for his share in the Said Real Estate Four acres & one 
hundred & thirty Eight rods of Land being part of the Said 
Homestead, & begining at the South westerly Corner of the Said 
Joseph Sandborn's part of the Said Homestead, and from thence 
runs South Westerly two rods to the orchard Fence, & thence 
about East & by South by Said orchard fence till it Comes to the 
Easterly end of Said orchard, Thence Southerly by Said orchard 
fence Five rods & three Quarters to a Stake & Stones, and from 
thence runing about East & by South on a Strait Line to a Small 
pine tree, and from thence North twenty nine Degrees East 
Seven rods & a quarter to a Stake at the South Easterly Corner 
of the Said Joseph's part of Said Homestead, And also the one 
half part of a hundred acre Lott of Land in Chester aforesaid 



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being undivided, It being the Lott Numbred one hundred & 
Seventeen in the Nineteenth range in the Second part of the Sec- 
ond Division in Said Chester To Hold to the Said Benjamin 
Sandborn In fee in Severalty Forever — 

And to Nathan Sandborn being the Eldest Son of Said De- 
ceas'd For his Double Share of Said Estate and for the shares of 
Abigail Thomas and Hannah Sandborn Daughters of the Said 
Deceas'd (the Said Nathan having Purchased their Several 
Rights or shares in Said Real Estate) We have Sett off Twenty 
Eight acres & an half of Land & orchard being part of the Said 
Homestead begining at a small pine tree at the South Easterly 
Corner of the Said Benjamin's part of said Homestead, & from 
thence runs South Twenty nine Degrees West about Thirty five 
rods to Deacon Jacob Freeses Land, Thence by the Same land 
one hundred & forty four rods to the Highway, Thence North- 
erly by the highway to the Said Chandler's Land thirty five 
rods, thence Easterly by Said Chandler's Land Sixteen rods to 
the orchard fence, Thence Southerly by the Said orchard fence 
four rods & three Quarters to a Stake, from thence on a Strait 
Line to the Pine tree begun at, with two thirds of the Mansion 
house and two thirds of the Barn Standing on the Said Premisses 
— And also all the Land lying in Brintwood in Said Province in 
the Fourth range of Lotts in the Division of Exeter Commons, 
which The Said Nathan Sandborn Deceas'd Purchased of Rich- 
ard Sandborn by Deed bearing Date the fourth day of June 
Anno Domini one Thousand Seven hundred & fifty one. To 
Hold to the Said Nathan (the Eldest Son) in fee in Severalty 
Forever, only Reserving to the Said John Liberty of Passing & 
repassing with Teams or otherwise through the Said Nathan's 
Part & Benjamin's & Joseph's parts of said homestead to his the 
said John's own part thereof from the highway, next to Cap* 
Joseph Chandler's Fence, And also to the Said Joseph Liberty 
as afores*^ through the Said Nathan's & Benjamin's to his own 
part. And to the Said Benjamin liberty as aforesaid through the 
Said Nathan's part to his own part — In Witness whereof we do 



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hereunto Set our hands this Twenty third day of November A 

Domini 1761 — 

Joseph Edgerly 
Jacob Freese 
Ezekiel Brown 
John Dudley 

[Guardianship of Joseph Sanborn, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Nathan Sanborn, granted to Jonathan Rundlett 
Sept. 28, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 80.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Rundlett, with James Norris as surety, 
both of Epping, in the sum of £1000, Sept. 28, 1763, for the 
guardianship of Joseph Sanborn; witnesses, William Parker, Jr., 
Cutts Shannon.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Page, wheelwright, with Nathan Sanborn 
and Benjamin Dearborn as sureties, all of Epping, in the sum of 
£500, Oct. 30, 1 767, for the guardianship of John Sanborn, minor, 
aged more than 14 years, son of Nathan Sanborn; witnesses, 
Philip Fowler, William Parker.] 



GEORGE BANFILL 1760 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Charles Banfill, truckman, with Samuel Hart, joiner, 
and John Pendexter, butcher, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in 
the sum of £500, July 30, 1760, for the administration of the 
estate of his father, George Banfill of Portsmouth, yeoman; wit- 
nesses, Gershom Griffith, William Parker.] 

[Warrant, July 30, 1760, authorizing Daniel Peirce and Hunk- 
ing Wentworth, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 24, 1760; amount, £865. 17. o; signed by 
Daniel Peirce and Hunking Wentworth.] 



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ROBERT BURNHAM 1760 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Robert Burnham of Durham, 
yeoman, granted to Winthrop Burnham of Durham, yeoman, 
July 30, 1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 468.] 

[Bond of Winthrop Burnham, with Valentine Mathes and 
John Burnham as sureties, all of Durham, in the sum of £1000, 
July 30, 1762, for the administration of the estate of his father, 
Robert Burnham; witness, Joseph Atkinson.] 

[Warrant, July 30, 1760, authorizing Benjamin Mathes and 
Hubbard Stevens, tanner, both of Durham, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 28, 1761 ; amount, £5079. o. o; signed by Hub- 
bard Stevens and Benjamin Mathes.] 

[Administration granted to Meriel Burnham Feb. 16, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 309.] 

[Bond of Meriel Burnham, widow, with Valentine Mathes and 
Jeremiah Burnham, yeomen, as sureties, all of Durham, in the 
sum of £500, Feb. 16, 1762, for the administration de bonis non 
of the estate; witnesses, Samuel Parker, Joseph March.] 

[Warrant, May 15, 1762, authorizing Benjamin Mathes, 
Ebenezer Smith, Hubbard Stevens, tanner, Joseph Sias, and 
Jeremiah Burnham, yeomen, all of Durham, to divide the real 
estate.] 

Province of ) Pursuant to a Warrant directed to us the 
New Hamp' / Subscribers By the Honourable Richard Wibird 
Esq' Judge of the Probate of Wills for the Province afores'' to 
Divide the Real Estate of Robert Burnam late of Durham & 
Province afores"^ Gent" We have accordingly devided & set off 
to the Widow & Children of the deceas'd as follows — Viz* 
To the Widow Elizabeth Burnam for her Thirds Twenty 



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Eight Acres of Land on the North Side of the High Way leading 
from Durham Falls to Bickfords Point Beginning by Maj' 
Joseph Smith's Land by said High Way & running Westerly by 
the High Way Twenty One Rods, then North Eighteen Degrees 
East to Oyster River, Then by said River to Maj"" Smith's Land 
afores^, then by said Smith's Land to the High Way beforemen- 
tioned — With one Third Part of the Dwelling House viz* the 
East Lower Room and West Chamber & one Third Part of the 
Cellar & Cellar House, also the small Barn near the House, 
standing on said Land. Also Twenty Eight Acres of Land on the 
South side of the High Way beforementioned, Beginning at the 
East Side of Cutts's Brook so called and running South Seven- 
teen Degrees West to the Town Lot, then Northerly by said Lot 
& by Land of Winthrop Burnam's deceas'd to the High Way 
aforesaid then by said High Way to the Brook first mentioned — 
To Joseph Burnam Grandson to the Deceas'd for his Two 
Shares Twenty Two Acres of Land on the North side of the 
High Way aforesaid — Beginning at the Widows Thirds and 
Run'ing Westerly by said High Way Twenty Seven Rods, then 
North Eighteen Degrees East One Hundred & Twenty four Rods 
to a Black Oak Tree mark'd J. B. then North Twenty two 
Degrees West to the Chanell of the River beforementioned, then 
down by said River to the Widows Thirds, then by said Thirds 
to the High Way where it first began — Also Twenty two Acres 
of Land on the South side of said High Way, Beginning at the 
Widows Thirds by the Brook & Running Westerly by the High 
Way Twenty two Rods, then South Seventeen Degrees West 
Two Hundred & Six Rods, then South Sixty Seven Degrees East 
five Rods, then North forty five Degrees East Fifteen Rods to 
the Widows Thirds, then by said Thirds to the High Way where 
it first began. Also the East Chamber & Garrett of the Dwelling 
House & one Third of the Cellar & Cellar House, with one Half 
of the Great Barn standing on the Widows Thirds. Also the 
one Half of the Right of the Bark House & Tan-Yard with 
Liberty to pass & repass to said Buildings — 



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To Rebecca Gage Grandaughter to the Deceas'd for her Share 
Four Acres of Land on the North side of the High Way before- 
mentioned Beginning at the West Corner of the Land set off to 
the afores'^ Joseph Burnham & running Westerly by the Highway 
five Rods, then North Eighteen Degrees East till it comes to the 
Land or Marsh set off to the said Joseph Burnam, then by said 
Joseph's Land to the High Way where it first began. Also Four 
Acres of Land on the South Side of said High Way Beginning at 
the Northwest Corner of the Land set off to the said Joseph 
Burnam & Running Westerly by said High Way Three Rods & 
an half, then South Seventeen Degrees West Two Hundred & 
Six Rods to Land of Valentine Mathes, then Easterly by said 
Mathes's Land Three Rods & an half to Land set of to the said 
Jos: Burnam then by said Josephs Land to the High Way where 
it first began 

To Robert Burnam Grandson to the Deceas'd for his Share 
and for the Share of Elizabeth Wheeler Daughter of the Deceas'd 
and for the Share of John Hanson Burnam Grandson of the 
Deceas'd, whose Two Shares were purchas'd by Winthrop 
Burnam Deceas'd, the Father of the said Robert Thirty Acres 
of Land on the North side of the High Way aforesaid Beginning 
at the West Corner of the Land set off to Rebecca Gage & run- 
ning Westerly by the High Way Twenty five Rods to Land of 
John Burnam, then Northerly by said Burnam's Land to Oyster 
River, then by s*^ River to the Land set off to Rebecca Gage, then 
by said Rebecca's Land to the High Way first mentioned, with 
the Barn standing thereon. Also one half of the Right of the 
Bark House and Tan Yard with the Priviledge to pass & repass 
to & from the same — Also Thirty Acres of Land on the South 
side of the High Way beforementioned. Begin 'ing at the North- 
west Corner of the Land set off to Rebecca Gage and run 'ing 
Westerly by said High Way Twenty two Rods to Land of Joseph 
Burnam, then Southerly by s'^ Burnam's Land & by Land of 
Jeremiah Burnam till it comes to Land of Valentine Mathes, 
then Easterly by s^^ Mathes's Land, to Land set off to Rebecca 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 9 

Gage, then by s<^ Rebecca's Land to the High Way first men- 
tioned. Also the lower Room and Garrett of the Westerly 
End of the Dwelling House & one third of the Cellar & Cellar 
House, with one half of the Great Barn standing on the Thirds, 
with Liberty to pass & repass to said Buildings. — 

To Hannah Mathes Daughter of y^ Deceas'd for her Share 
All the Land that belong'd to the late Robert Burnam Deceas'd 
in the Town of Rochester & all the Land he had in the Town of 
Canterbury & all the Land he had in New Durham or Smithfield 
so called & also a Five Acre Lot of Land in Durham at a Place 
call'd North River all in the Province aforesaid — 

Durham 28*^ Sep'' 1762 Hubbard Stevens 

Benj=' Mathes 
Joseph Sias 

State of New 1 Persuant to a warrant Directed to us the 
Hampshire [ Subscribers by the Hon'^'^ Philips White Esq' 
Strafford ss J Judge of the Probate of wills for the County 
of Rockingham appointing us a Committee to Divide the Estate 
of Robert Burnum Late of Durham Gent: Decesd Intestate 
agreeable to an Act of the General Court of Said State Passed 
the 15**^ Day of april 1784 — which we have Done in the follow- 
ing manner — 

To the Heirs of Joseph Burnum who was Grandson to the 
Said Deces"^, for his two Shairs and for the Shair that he pur- 
chased of Rebecca Gage Grand Daughter to the Decesd about 
Forty acres of Land on the North Side of the Highway that 
Leads from Durham falls to Bickfords Point (So Called) begin- 
ing at Land of Valintine Mathis Esq' then westerly by Said way 
Seventeen rods, then North four Degrees East to the Channel 
of oyster river then Down the river to Land or marsh of the Said 
Mathis then Southerly by Said Mathis's Land to the Said High- 
way. Also Thirty Nine acres of Land on the South Side of the 
Highway begining at Land of maj' Stephen Jones then westerly 
by Said way forty Six rods then South fifteen Degrees west to 



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the Southeast Corner of said farm being about 200 rods Then 
Northerly on the Easterly Side of Said farm as the Same is 
bounded to the highway aforesaid also the Easterly half of the 
Dwelling house and the Little barn (So Called) 

Set of to Hannah Mathis wife of valintine mathis Esq'' and 
Daughter of Said Deceas'd for her Shair in the Said Thirds five 
acres of Land on the North Side of Said Highway begining at 
the Land Set of to the Heirs of Joseph Burnum then westerly 
on the said way four rods Then North ten Degrees East thirty 
three rods Then North thirty one Degrees west fourteen rods 
then north Twenty Eight Degrees East five rods, then North 
four Degrees East Eight rods Then North ten Degrees East to 
oyster river Then by the Land Set off to the heirs of the Said 
Joseph to Said Highway also five acres of Land on the South 
Side of the highway begining at the Land Set to the Heirs of the 
Said Joseph by the highway Then west three rods & three 
Quarters of a rod Then South fifteen Degrees west about two 
hundred & Six rods to the South End of said farm then Easterly 
to the Land Set to the heirs of the said Joseph then Streight to 
the place first mentioned — 

Set off to Robert Burnum Grand Son to the Said Deces*^ for 
his Shair and for the Shair of Elizabeth Whealer Daughter of the 
Said Deces** and for the Shair of John Burnum Hanson Grandson 
to the Said Deces<^ whose two Shairs were purchased by Winthrop 
Burnum Deceas*^ the father of the Said Robert forty acres on the 
North Side of the Highway begining at the Land Set to Hannah 
Mathis by the High way then westerly by the way to the Land of 
John Burnum then by John Burnums Land to the Channil of 
oyster river then Easterly by the River to the Land Set to Han- 
nah Mathis then by the said Hannah mathis's Land Southerly 
to the Said highway also Forty one Acres on the South Side of 
the Highway at the Land Set to Hannah Mathis then westerly 
on Said way untill it Comes to Land of John Burnum Then 
Southerly by Said John Burnums Land until it Comes to the 
South part of Said farm then Easterly to the Land Set to the Said 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 21 

Hannah then northerly by Said Hannahs Land to the Said High 
way also the west Half of the Dwelling house with the old El 
ajoyning thereto as also the old Barn and the use and bennefit of 
the orchard that is on the Easterly Side of the Dwelling house 
Containing 45 apple-trees with Liberty to pass and repass as 
need may require — 

June 24^*^ 1784 Timothy Emerson 

Steph'^ Cogan 
John Thompson 



HENRY LANCASTER JEWELL 1760 SANDOWN 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Lancaster Jewell of 
Sandown, yeoman, granted to Abner Morrill of South Hampton, 
yeoman, Aug. 6, 1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 478.] 

[Bond of Abner Morrill, with Richard Nason of Hampton 
Falls, gentleman, and John Elliot of Portsmouth, glazier, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Aug. 6, 1760, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, William Moulton, Nathaniel Fellows.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 6, 1760, authorizing Jethro Sanborn and 
Samuel Sleeper, gentleman, both of Sandown, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Sept. 16, 1760; seventeen acres of land at 
£33 per acre; signed by Jethro Sanborn and Samuel Sleeper.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 25, 1761, authorizing Sargent Currier and 
Stephen Rogers, both of South Hampton, yeomen, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £694. o. o; expendi- 
tures, £608. 8. o; mentions "maintaing 3 Children of the dec*^ 
under 7 years old 368 weeks"; allowed May 26, 1762.] 



22 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

SAMUEL ALLISON 1760 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God amen the fifteen Day of Augst one 
thousand Seven houndred and Sixty I Samuell Alleson of 
Londonderry within his Maj*'^ provance of Newhampshir in 
Newingland Yoman being Very Sick and weak in bodey * * * 

Imprimeses after my Debts and funerall Charges is pay<^ I 
Give and bequeth unto my Grand Child Susanna Alleson one 
Single Johanna which is six and therty shillings starling — 

Itam I Give and bequeth unto my Doughter in Law Janat 
Alleson my Cow — 

Itam I Give and bequeth unto my Doughter Jannet Moreson 
for hir own use one Single Johana of Gold — 

Itam I Give and bequeth unto my Doughter Marth Moreson 
for hir own use one Single Johana of Gold — 

Itam I Give and bequeth unto my Doughter Rebecca Gray 
for hir own use one Single Johanna of Gold — 

Itam I Give and bequeth unto my Son Samuell Alleson what 
farming utenchels I am posses'd of with my Great bible and 
Grate pote 

Itam I allow a tomb Ston in Good order to be put over my wife 
and me out of my Estat 

itam I allow the Rest of my Estat in Equell Shars amoungst 
my four Childer (Viz) Sam^^ Alleson Janet Moreson Martha 
Moreson and Rebecca Gray and my will is for them to Destrebute 
it Equilly amoungst their Childer and I Leckwise Constute make 
and ordeain my three sons (viz) Sam" Alleson Sam" Moreson of 
windham and Sam" Moreson of Derry to be my Sole Exacutors 
of this my Last will and Testament and my will is for them 

to Give the Rev* will"" Davidson Six Dollers out of my Estat 

* * * 

Samuel Allison 
[Witnesses] David Steel, David Craige, Mo^ Barnett. 
[Proved Sept. 10, 1760.] 
[Receipt for legacies, Dec. 24, 1760, signed by Samuel Morri- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 23 

son, Samuel Morrison, Jr., and Robert Gray, Jr.; witnesses, 
Hugh Orr, Elizabeth Flood.] 



EDWARD CLARK 1760 SALEM 

[Bond of Ruth Clark, widow, with Isaac Clough, Jr., and 
Peter Merrill as sureties, all of Salem, in the sum of £500, Aug. 
20, 1760, for the administration of the estate of Edward Clark of 
Salem, weaver; witnesses, Andrew Balch, John Balch.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 20, 1760, authorizing Richard Dow and John 
Hall, Jr., both of Salem, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 17, 1760; amount, £2456. 3. o; signed by 
Richard Dow and John Hall.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 2t„ 1761, authorizing Nathaniel Dow, yeoman, 
Andrew Balch, gentleman, and Evan Jones, Jr., joiner, all of 
Salem, to set off the widow's dower.] 

Pursuant to the within warrant to us the Subscribers directed 
we Have Purseded and Have Set of to the widow one Half of the 
House and seler and the South scaful in the Barn and five acors 
fiftey Rods of Land on the Est side of the High way by s'^ House 
and one quarter of an acore betwen the House and Barn and two 
acors of the medow at the Lour End of the Said medow 

Nathii Dow ] 
Andrew Balch r Comittee 
Evan Jones J 

[Warrant, Sept. 23, 1761, authorizing Andrew Balch, gentle- 
man, and Richard Dow, yeoman, both of Salem, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims, Oct. 12, 1761 ; amount, £5021. o. 6; signed by 
Richard Dow and Andrew Balch; mentions " Presiler Sanders 
now wife of John Lowel . . . widow Sarah Clark now wife of 
Stephen Johnson."] 



24 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £1292. o. 4; expendi- 
tures, £462. 14. o; allowed March 18, 1762.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £4923. 14. 2; amount 
distributed, £829. 4. i; allowed March 31, 1762.] 



JOSEPH SEVERANCE 1760 HUDSON 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Severance of Notting- 
ham West, yeoman, granted to his widow, Sarah Severance, 
Sept. 12, 1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 549.] 

[Bond of Sarah Severance, with Daniel Marshall and Oliver 
Hills, husbandmen, as sureties, all of Nottingham West, in the 
sum of £500, Sept. 12, 1760, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Joseph Heald, Jonathan Lovewell.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 12, 1760, authorizing Ezekiel Hills, gentleman, 
and Daniel Marshall, husbandman, both of Nottingham West, 
to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 27, 1760; amount, £6520. 15. o; signed by 
Ezekiel Hills and Daniel Marshall.] 

[Account of the administratrix, Sarah Hale ; receipts, £586. 5. o, 
personal estate; expenditures, £536. 5. o; mentions "malntaince 
of 3 children of the Deceased under 7 years of age " ; allowed Nov. 
13, 1761.] 

[Guardianship of Joseph Severance, minor, aged more than 
14 years, son of Joseph Severance, granted to Samuel Marsh 
Aug. 8, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 525.] 

[Bond of Samuel Marsh, with Reuben Spaulding as surety, 
both of Nottingham West, in the sum of £500, Aug. 8, 1765, for 
the guardianship of Joseph Severance; witnesses, none.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 25 

[Warrant, Nov. 7, 1771, authorizing Jonathan Lovewell of 
Dunstable, John Marshall of Londonderry, yeoman, Robert 
Fletcher of Dunstable, gentleman, Moses Barrett of London- 
derry, and John Parker of Litchfield, gentleman, to divide the 
real estate of Joseph Severance of Londonderry among the 
widow and four children.] 

Pursuant to the within order we the Subscribers have viewed 
the Real Estate of Joseph Severance Late of Londonderry De- 
ceased which Estate is in Londonderry in the County of Rocking- 
ham in the Province of New Hampshire and Contains aboute one 
Hundred acres bounded Easterly by John Marshal Southerly by 
Ezek^ Hills land westerly by Ezek' Greles land northerly by Levi 
Andrews land and we Judge the same cannot be Divided 
amoungest the Children with out Prejudice & spoiling the whole 
and we Judge the present value of said Estate to be Thirty 
Pounds Lawfull money we have not Set off the widows thirds she 
having Let and Leased her thirds to Ezek' Grele during her 
natural life who has Purchased the Eldest sons share 
Nottingham west December y 2*^ 1771 

Moses Barret 
John Marshall 
John Parker 

[Decree of court, July 30, 1772, settling the real estate on Joseph 
Severance, oldest son, he to pay the other children their shares.] 

[Bond of Joseph Severance of Nottingham West, yeoman, 
with Ezekiel Greeley and Daniel Marshall, both of Londonderry, 
yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, July 30, 1772, for the 
payment of the other shares; witnesses, Caleb Severance, Zac- 
cheus Greeley.] 



ELEAZER HAM 1760 ROCHESTER 

In the name of God amen the twenty fourth Day of September 
1 760 I Eleazar Ham of Rochester in the Province of Newhamp- 



26 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

shire Husbandman Being Very sick and weak in my Body 
* * * 

Imprimis I Give unto my beloved wife Elizabeth whom I con- 
stitute sole Exetrix of this my Last will and Testament the whol 
Improvement and Profit of this my Homestead and my farm that 
I Improve in sommersworth until my son John comes to the age 
of twenty one years and the one half of the Income of the same 
afterwards During her widowhood and I Likewise Give her all 
my moveables and utensils Both within Doors and without of 
every Kind and sort and all my stock of cattle of every sort or 
Kind whatsoever to be entirely at her Dispose 

Item I Give to my beloved son Ephraim seventy acres of Land 
more or Less where he now Improves sixty acres of which I Pur- 
chased of the Rev* m'' main Deceas<* and the other ten I Pur- 
chased of Deacon Joseph Walker as s^ Deed will make appear 
and one twelfth part of the upper saw mill on Squammanagonnick 
falls going Geers and Iron work as she now stands 

Item I Likewise Give unto my second son William one quarter 
of a second division Lot in s<^ Rochester which I Purchased of 
mr charles Baker of Dover as s'^ Deed will make appear and one 
third Part of a third Division in s'* Rochester which I Purchased 
by a Deed of Lieu* Joshua Wingett of Dover as s'* Deed will 
make appear Except the timber on s^ Lot which is to be Equally 
Divided among my three sons and he Likewise to have eight 
Hundred Pounds old tenor after the Rate of Spanish milH Dollars 
six Pounds p' Dollar to be Paid him by his Brother John in the 
space of four years after John comes of the age of twenty one 
years and a yoke of stears a year old Last spring 

Item I Likewise Give unto my youngest son John after he 
comes of the age of twenty one years the Improvement of my 
Homestead or Lot whereon I now Live and my Lands that I now 
Improve in sommersworth which I Purchased of Joseph Hanson 
Esqr Deca** John Horford and others as s'* Deeds will make ap- 
pear Rendring the one Half of the Income of the same to his 
mother During her Widowhood and afterwards to be entirely his 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 27 

Rendring unto his Brother william the 800 Pound above men- 
tioned as an Estate in fee simple to him and his Heirs for ever 
and Likewise one tweUth Part of the middle mill on Norway 
Plain falls as she now stands allowing his Brother William the 
Improvement of s^ mill to cut what timber he may hawl or 
have occassion to cut hireing out not allow^ of — 

Item I Likewise give unto susannah and Tabitha Foy cache of 
them a cow or Hiefer when they shall arrive at the age of eighteen 
years or time of marriage fair w*^ calf or calves by their sides — 

I Likewise constitute and ordain my Wife Elizabeth to be the 
sole Excecutrix * * * 

his 
Eleazar X Ham 
mark 
his 
[Witnesses] Charles Baker, Jon'' Dam, Thomas X Witherill. 

mark 
[Proved Nov. 26, 1760.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Ham, with Jonathan Dam of Rochester 
and Charles Baker of Somersworth, yeomen, as sureties, in the 
sum of £1000, Nov. 26, 1760, for the execution of the will; wit- 
nesses, William Parker, Cutts Shannon.] 



MARGARET REED 1760 NEWCASTLE 

In the Name of God Amen; I Margaret Reede of New Castle 

in the Province of New Hampshire in New England Tayleres, 
* * * 

Imp"" I give and bequeath to my Coz" Abigail Talton and to 
hur heirs forever the South Part of my Dwelling House Including 
one half of the Chimnes with all the land about Said House in 
New Castle which was Baught by my late Husband Hugh Reede 
Dec^ in his life time, and came to me by his last will and Teste- 
ment, and also the Shop whare hur Husbond now works in I 



28 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

give my Said Coz" Abigail and would have it Removed to the 
South End of Said House 

Item I give and bequeath to my Said Coz° Abigail Talton all 
my wareing apparrell, money, plate, Bills of Cred* Debts goods, 
wares, and all my Interest whatsoever with all my Personal 
Estate of what Nature kind or equallety Soever, (Except what 
is here after given and bequeathed) willing hur to pay my Just 
Debts and funerell Charges out of the Same after my Decease — 

Item. I Give and bequeath to William Vinard in fee Simple 
the North part of my Dwelling House in New Castle whare I now 
live Including half of the Chimnes with it, with all the land that 
Did belong to Said part of the House, which Came with it — 

Item I give and bequeath to my Coz° Sarah Jones my Small 
pease of land in New Castle in the upper Cove, bounding on the 
Saltwater, Joyning to the land belonging to hur Husbond for Ever 

Item I give and bequeath to my Coz" Mary Jones one of my 
Silver Spoons for Ever — 

Item I give and bequeath to my Coz° Elizabeth Branscomb 
one of my Silver Spoons for Ever — 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Coz° Lucreshe Neele my 
Velvet Rocolow, with my Purple Callico gound & one Silver 
Spoon and my Silver porringer for Ever — 

Item. I give and bequeath to my Coz" Margaret Clark my 
Silver Can, with one Silver Spoon and my Desk for Ever — 

Item my will is that Richard Cutt Esq"" of Kittery Should have 
my Doz" Cain Cheirs he paying forty Eight pounds old ten'' for 
the Same 

Item my will is also that Rich*^ Rand of Rye Should have my 
Clock he paying for the Same one hun^ and Eighty pounds old 
tenor for the Same — 

Lastly I do ordain Constitute and appoint John Talton of 
New Castle in the aforesaid Province Cordwinder Sole Executrix 
* * * in Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and 
Seal the Twenty Seventh Day of September 1760 — 

Marg* Reede 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 29 

[Witnesses] Meshach Bell Ju', Stephen Batson, Jos: Frost. 
[Proved Oct. 22, 1760.] 

[Bond of John Tarleton, cordwainer, with Alcock Stevens, 
cooper, and Stephen Batson, shipwright, as sureties, all of New- 
castle, in the sum of £500, Oct. 22, 1760, for the execution of the 
will; witnesses, William Parker, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 



HENRY BARTON 1760 MOLLIS 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Barton of Hollis, yeo- 
man, granted to Jonathan Wallis of Townsend, Mass., yeoman, 
Oct. I, 1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 510.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Wallis, with Daniel Emerson of Hollis, 
clerk, and Joseph Bell of Londonderry, yeoman, as sureties, in 
the sum of £500, Oct. i, 1760, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Thomas Wibird, Mary Barnes.] 

[Warrant, Oct. i, 1760, authorizing Joseph Goodhue and 
Francis Worcester, both of Hollis, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 4, 1760; amount, £3325. 8. o; signed by Sam- 
uel Goodhue and Francis Worcester.] 



JOSEPH SECOMB 1760 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Secomb of Kingston, 
clerk, granted to his widow, Mary Secomb, Oct. 8, 1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 510.] 

[Bond of Mary Secomb, with William Calfe, cordwainer, and 
John Huntoon, gentleman, as sureties, all of Kingston, in the 
sum of £2000, Oct. 8, 1760, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Josiah Bartlett, William Parker, Jr.] 



30 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, April i6, 1761 ; amount, £11,919. 11. 2; signed by- 
William Parker and Josiah Bartlett.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £7396. 13. 2, personal 
estate; expenditures, £2461. 8. 6; allowed Oct. 29, 1761.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 9, 1761, authorizing Benjamin Swett, William 
Calfe, Samuel Winslow, William Parker, and Josiah Bartlett, all 
of Kingston, to divide the real estate.] 

Province of 1 Wee the subscribers being appointed a 
New Hampshire J Comittee By the Honourable Richard Wibird 
Esq'' to Divide the Estate Real & Personal of the Rev** 
Joseph Seccombe Late of Kingston Desceas*^ Intestate among 
the widow & Next of Kin Pursuant to which Each of the Hiers 
Have Receiv^ their share of the Personal Estate Wee Have 
Likewise set off to Mary Seccombe widow & Relict of said De- 
ceas'^ one third Part of the Real Estate of said Deceas** to be 
Held in severalty During her Life which is as follows viz a Lott of 
Land in said Kingston Lying Between the Homstead of Joseph 
Colby & the Lot of Parsonage Land where the said Deceas'* 
Lately Dwelt Binding Easterly on the Highway, southerly on 
the said Parsonage Land, westerly on the Pond Brook (so Called) 
& Notherly on said Colbys Land : Also about five acres of wood 
Land being Part of said Deceas*^^ Estate Lying on the westerly 
side of the Great Pond (so Called) in said Kingston Lying on the 
South side of said Land being twelve Rods wide in Every Part 
thereof to Run from the Pond, Back the whole Length of said 
Land wee Have also Laid out the Remainder of the Real Estate 
of said Deceas'^ in Equal shares as to Quantity & Quality to the 
four Children of the Brother of said Deceas'^ viz To John Sec- 
comb the Remainder of the Land on the westerly side the Great 
Pond Binding Easterly on the said Great Pond southerly on the 
five acres set off to the widows thirds westerly on the High way 
in Part, & Partly on Land of Benjamin Sweat and Notherly on 
Land of william Calfe about Twenty five acres of Land Also to 
Joseph Secomb about Eighteen acres of Land Lying said King- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3I 

ston being Part of a Lot of Land said Deceas*^ Bought of samuel 
Tucker said Land is Bounded southerly by the High way west- 
erly by Land of Benjamin Tucker, Notherly by Land of Joshua 
Bartlet & Easterly by Land of Benj'" Tucker also To Mehetable 
seccomb the southerly Half of the Lot of Land of said Deceas'^ 
Lying on the south side of the afors^ Lot of Parsonage Land 
& Binding Notherly on said Parsonage Land Easterly on the 
Highway southerly on other Half said Lot & westerly on the 
Great Pond so Called also the Notherly Half of a small Piece of 
Land Lying Near the Dwelling House of Benjamin Tucker Con- 
taining in the whole about two acres also to have one Half of 
Building & Rocks on said Land the whole of s'^ Land of which she 
is to have the Notherly Half is Bounded westerly on the Highway 
Notherly Easterly & southerly on Land of Benjamin Tucker also 
to simmons seccomb the other viz the southerly Half of the two 
Before mentioned Pieces of Land of which the Notherly half was 
Laid out to mehetable seccombe also the other Half of the Build- 
ing & Rocks on the Before mentioned Land wee also allow to 
Each of the said John Seccomb, Joseph Seccomb Mehetable 
Seccomb & Simmons Seccombe one Quarter Part of the Deceas'^s 
Right in the Tract of Land in said Province Called Stevens Town 
Given Under our Hands this twelfth Day of November 1761 
and in the second year of his majesties Reign 

Benjamin Sweat 
Sam" Winsle 
William Calfe 
Josiah Bartlett 



NATHANIEL SARGENT 1760 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God, Amen, I Nathaniel Sargent of Ports- 
mouth in the Province of New Hampshire, Physician, being 
indisposed in Body * * * 

Item, As there was a Contract made between me and my Wife 



32 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Sarah before Marriage, then Sarah Winslow, wherein She is en- 
dowed out of my Estate, I hereby ratifie that Contract; And 
farther give Her the Bed-Quilt, that I bought of her Sister Moor 

Item, I give unto my Grand-Sons Edward & Joseph Sargent 
my wearing Apparel equally divided between them. 

Item, I give unto my Grand-Son Edward Sargent my best 
Silver Tankard, my Clock, & my best Gun & to be recon'd as 
Part of his Portion. And I give unto my Grand-Son Joseph 
Sargent my best Desk, my Books of Physic & Surgery, Instru- 
ments of my Calling, & my other Gun, as Part of his Portion. 

Item, I give unto my Daughter Sarah the Silver Tankard that 
was her Mothers; And to my Daughters Sarah, Elizabeth, Ruth, 
Mary & Olive, and the Children of my Daughter Dorothy, de- 
ceased, all my Household Goods & Furniture of every Sort, not 
allready disposed of equally divided among them, as Part of their 
Portion. 

Item, All the Rest & Residue of my Estate both real & 
personal, (Except what is hereafter excepted,) I give devise and 
bequeath in the following Manner, vizt two Eight Parts thereof 
to my Grand Children Edward, Joseph & Ruth Sargent, the 
Children of my Son Nathaniel, deceased, Edward to have a 
double Part, And their Mother Ruth Sargent my Daughter in 
Law to have the Improvement of One Fifth Part of the said two 
Eights during her Life; to them their Heirs & Assigns, my Mind 
& Wills is that the One Hundred Acres of Land, laying in Not- 
tingham, that I gave to my Son be reconed as Part of said two 
Eights. And the other Six Eights, I give, devise & bequeath to 
& among my said Daughters Sarah, Elizabeth, Ruth, Mary & 
Olive to each one of them their Heirs & Assigns & one Eighth 
Part thereof to Nathaniel, Lydia & Dorothy Parker the Children 
of my Daughter Dorothy deceased equally divided among them, 
to hold to my said Children & Grand-Children respectively. 
But my Will & Intent is that those Charges or Accounts which I 
have enter'd & kept of such Things as any of my said Daughters 
have had (which will appear by my Account Books) shall be 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 33 

computed, cleem'd & taken as so much of the Part or Share of 
such Child respectively. As also the Parts above given to said 
Grand-Children shall be subject to a Deduction of what is so 
charged to their Mother or her Husband 

Item, My Mind & Will, with Respect to my Daughters is, that 
the Depretiation of our Paper Currency be consider'd, & that 
each of their Portion or Part of my Estate be made as equal as 
may be. Moreover, If my Daughter Dearborn, & my youngest 
Daughter should see Cause (after my decease) to live together, 
or if they should live singly, in an unmarried Estate, Then I give 
unto them my said Daughters the Improvement of my Negro 
Boy Scipio, his Time equally divided between them, during 
the Space of five Years next insuing after my decease. They 
equally maintaining him in suitable Meat, Drink, Washing & 
Lodging during said Term of five Years. They shall have no 
Liberty to sell him, or send him out of the Country. And after 
the Expiration of the s*^ Term of Five Years, I give my said 
Negro Boy Scipio, (as Part of his Portion) to my Grandson 
Edward Sargent, & his Mail Heirs during Life. If my said 
Daughters should both marry before the Expiration of s'^ five 
Years, then, upon the Day that the last of them shall marry, I 
give my said Boy, to my said Grandson 

Item, I give unto M"^ Thomas Cutt of Kittery Fifty Pounds 
old Tenor, And to M"" Thomas Parker of Litchfield Fifty Pounds 
old Tenor. 

Item, I give unto my Grandson Joseph Sargent my Medicine 
as Part of his Portion. 

Lastly, I do hereby constitute, ordain & appoint M' Thomas 
Cutt of Kittery & M'' Thomas Parker of Litchfield my Executors 
of this my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my Hand & Seal, this Twenty fourth day of Octo- 
ber, Anno Domini, One thousand, seven hundred & Sixty. 

Nathaniel Sargent 

[Witnesses] Mark Langdon, John Crockford, Hopely Yeaton. 



34 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

My Mind & desire is, that Joseph Sargent, may have the Book 
of Physic & Surgery & the Instruments of my calHng, as a free 
Gift. And the Medicinal Boxes as Part of his Portion, as Wit- 
ness my Hand this 25''' Day of Decemb' 1761, Nat^ Sargent. 

My Mind & Intent is, that what I have given my Grandsons 
Edward & Joseph Sargent (excepting my wearing Apparel) be 
reconed & deem'd as part of their two Eights of my Estate, as 
also the Four Hundred Pound Note I have against my Son 
Nathaniel deceased. As Witness my Hand this Second Day of 
January 1762 

Nat' Sargent 

[Proved May 18, 1762.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 25, 1762; amount, £11,619. 12. 9; signed by 
Mark Langdon and Daniel Jackson.] 

[Act, Nov. 29, 1765, authorizing the probate court to cause a 
division of the estate.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 21, 1766, authorizing Thomas Simpson, 
James Morrison, yeoman, both of Nottingham, John Dudley, 
Ezekiel Brown, gentlemen, and Abraham Perkins, innholder, 
all of Epping, to divide the estate.] 

Province of \ Pursuant to a warrent from the Hon''' John 
New Hamps'' / Wentworth Esq"" Judge of Probate for wills &c 
for Said Province appointing thomas Simpson Esq'' and James 
morrison both of Nottingham and John Dudly and Ezekiel 
Brown and Abraham Perkins of Eppin to Divide the Estate of 
Nathaniel Sargent Late of Portsmouth Esq"" Deceased to and 
among the Devisees & Legatees of Said Deceased and accordingly 
we the Subscribers have Divided Said Estate as followeth viz — 
We allow and Set of to the Heirs of Doctor Nathaniel Sargent 
Jun^ Deceasd the Easterly half of the Lot N° 16 in the fifth 
Range of Lots in the third Division in Nottingham and also the 
whole of the Lot N° 9 in Bow Street in the Second Division in 
Said Nottingham — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 35 

We allow and Set of to Sarah Cutt the wife of Deacon thomas 
Cutt five Sevenths and a half Parts of the westerly half of the 
Lot N° 1 6 in the fifth Range of Lots in the y^ Division in Not- 
tingham begining at the middle of Said Lot and extend westerly 
So far as will contain five Seventh & a half of Said half Lot — 

We allow and Set of to Elizabeth merrill the wife of the Rever- 
end m' Nathaniel merrill the easterly half of the Lot N° lo in the 
Second Range of Lots in the 3^^* Division in S*^ Nottingham 

We allow and Set of to the Heirs of Dorothy Parker the wife 
of m"" thomas Parker Deceased the westerly half of the Lot N° 10 
in the Second Range of Lots in the third Division and also the 
whole of the Lot N° 9 in the tenth Range in said Nottingham and 
also the southerly half of the Lot N° 122 in the 4**^ Range of Lotts 
in Epsom being Laid out to the original Right of Hugh Reed — 

We allow and Set of to mary the wife of Nathaniel merrill Jun"" 
one Seventh & a half Part of the half Lot N° 16 in the fifth Range 
of Lots in the 3''^ Division in Nottingham aforesaid begining on 
the westerly Side of Said Lot and to extend easterly into S'd Lot So 
far as will Contain one Seventh Part & a half Part of said half Lot 

We allow and Set of to olive Lund the wife of Cap* Jonathan 
Lund the whole of the Lot N° 18 in the 3'^'* Range of Lots in the 
3"^ Division in Said Nottingham and also the northerly half Part 
of the Lot N" 122 in the fourth Range of Lots in Epsom in S<^ 
Province 

and to Ruth the widow of Doctor Benjamin Dearborn De- 
ceased we find by account that She has Received four Pounds 
Sixteen Shillings and Six pence Lawful money more than her 
Proportion according to the Last will and testement of the testa- 
tor as Witness our hands the 24**^ Day of June Anno Domini 1767 

John Dudley 
Ezekiel Brown 
Abraham Perkins 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £18,671. 19. 7; expendi- 
tures, £9433. 17. 9; allowed Nov. i, 1774.] 



36 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ZEBULON GIDDINGS, JR. 1760 EXETER 

[Bond of Lydia Giddings, widow, with Ephraim Robinson, 
gentleman, and Samuel Gilman, Jr., as sureties, all of Exeter, 
in the sum of £1000, Oct. 27, 1760, for the administration of the 
estate of Zebulon Giddings, Jr., of Exeter, mariner; witnesses, 
Daniel Tilton, Noah Emery.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 26, 1760; amount £1556. 11. o; signed by 
Noah Emery and Daniel Tilton.] 



JOSHUA PAGE 1760 HAVERHILL, MASS. 

[Petition of Amos Bradley, Elizabeth Bradley, Mehitabel 
Page, and Hannah Page, Haverhill, Mass., Oct. 2'], 1760, chil- 
dren and heirs of Joshua Page of Haverhill, Mass., that adminis- 
tration on his estate in New Hampshire be granted to their 
mother, Hannah Page.] 

[Administration on the estate of Joshua Page, granted to his 
widow, Hannah Page, Nov. 12, 1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 542.] 

[Bond of Hannah Page of Haverhill, Mass., widow, with 
Walter Bryent of Newmarket and Ebenezer Gile of Hampstead, 
yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 12, 1760, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, none.] 

[Inventory of the estate in Plaistow, Oct. 20, 1760; amount; 
£1590. o. o; signed by Daniel Poor, John Webster, Jr., and 
Timothy Ladd,] 

[Warrant, Nov. 12, 1760, authorizing Jonathan Clements, 
Jonathan Kimball, Samuel Little, Thomas Little, and Timothy 
Ladd, all of Plaistow, yeomen, to divide the real estate in New 
Hampshire among the widow and nine children.] 

Wee the subscribers Being opinted a Committee By the Honr^* 
Judg of Probate of Wills for the Province of Newhampshire to 
Divide the Rael Estate of Joshua page Late of Haver'' in the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 37 

County of Esex and province of the massachutts Bay Decs'* 
intestate Wee have atended upon that Busines and Have set of 
to the Widdow Hannah page Relict to s^ Intestate for her Dower 
about thirty four acers and an half of Land Lying in the town of 
plastow and province of \ew Hampshire and Bounded as follow- 
eth (Viz) Begining at the Southwest Corner By the Roade By 
Timothy Ladds Land Northwardly By s^ Ladds Land about 
Eighty Eight Roods to a stake and stones By Dan' Whitakers 
Land thence eastwardly By Said Whitakers Land about fifty 
Eight Roods to a Stake and Stones By Will"* Websters Land 
thence southwardly By s*^ Websters Land about one hundred 
and eleven Roods to a Stake and Stones By the aboves^^ Roade 
thence Westwardly By s<^ Road to the Bounds first mentioned — 
Wee have also Set off to the aboves"* Hannah Page ten feet of the 
East End of the Barn Standing on the South Side of the aboves^ 
Road and also an Equal Privledge in the flore way with the other 
owner and also a Convenientie to Com at Said Barn — 

The Remaining two thirds Being about Seventy four Acres 
and an half Wee Judg Cannot Be Divided without Spoyling the 
whole Sixteen acers and an half of which Lays on the South Side 
of the Roade Between what we set of for the widdows Dower and 
the province Line and also about two thirds of the Barn which 
stands on s"^ premises — The other Peace Containing about fifty 
Eight acers Lying in plastow afors'* on Chester Road Near 
Jonathan Clements House — the whole of the aboves*^ two 
thirds wee Judge to Be Worth four thousand pounds old tenor 
Dated at Plastow Novemb"" y" 21, 1760 — 

Jonathan Kimball 
Thomas Little 
Jonathan Clement 
Samuel Little 
Timothy Ladd 

[Bond of Peter Page of Haverhill, Mass., yeoman, oklest son, 
with Jonathan Kimball and Timothy Ladd, both of Plaistow, 



38 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £1600, Dec. 31, 1760, to pay 
to the other children their shares, to Eh'zabeth and Mehitabel 
within one year, to Hannah within two years, to Joshua, Jona- 
than, David, and Daniel when they are 21 years of age, and to 
Ruth when she is 18 years of age; witnesses, William Parker, 
Cutts Shannon.] 



JOSIAH BATCHELDER 1760 KINGSTON 

In the Name of God Amen: I Josiah Bachelder of Kingstown 

in the Province of New Hamp'^ in New England Husbandman 
* * * 

Imp^ I Give & Bequeath unto Sarah my now Dearly beloved 
wife all my personal Estate viz: all my stock of Cattle, Horses, 
sheep, swine & fowls &c: and all my Instruments for labour for 
man & Beast to work with : and my Rideing Chair with all the 
furniture thereof; and all my rideing furniture for Horses; and 
all my moveable goods & Effects within doors of every kind & 
denomination whatsoever: and all my money and passable Bills 
of CredS and all my debts that shall then at my decease be found 
Due to me; All my s^ personal as above mentioned in General or 
in particular Including all my Estate (saveing Buildings & 
Land) I Give to my said wife to her, her Hiers & assigns for ever 
with my Negro man (Prince by Name) also my Pew in the meet- 
ing House, being in the East Parish in s<i Kingstown, all to be at 
her dispose: Also I Give to my said wife, all my Real Estate viz 
House, Barn & all my Lands wherever being or however Scituate 
to Use, Improve Cultivate & take the profits Dureing her Natural 
life, and any other Buildings that may at my decease be found 
on any of my Lands — 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved Nephew 
Timothy Bachelder son of my well beloved Brother Theophilus 
Bachelder Late of Hampton in s*^ Province deceasd, to him the 
s'^ Timothy his Hiers & assigns for ever all my Lands Scituate in 
s'^ Kingstown Laying on the westerly side of the High way where 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 39 

I now live, as it Lays, and is Bounded, with the Buildings thereon 
& appurtenances To Have And To Hold to him his Hiers & 
assigns for ever: he paying the Legacies hereafter mentioned: 
But in Case the above mentioned Timothy Bachelder should 
depart this Life without Issue before he arrive to the age of 
Twenty one years that then my will is that Isaiah Bachelder son 
of my well beloved Brother Page Bachelder, Late of Chester in 
s"^ Province Deceasd shall have the above mentioned Premisses 
Given to the s^^ Timothy: And so in that Case I Give & Bequeath 
the s'^ Premisses to the s*^ Isaiah Bachelder his Hiers & assigns 
for ever, he paying the Legacies which shall be mentioned for s'* 
Timothy to pay — 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved Nephew 
Jonathan Ring Jun"" son of my well beloved Sister Esther, now 
the wife of Jonathan Ring of Salisbury in the County of Essex in 
the Province of the Massachusetts Bay to him his Hiers & as- 
signs for ever all my Lands Scituate in Kingstown afores'^ Lying 
on the easterly side of the High way where I now live as it Lays 
& is Bounded, the said premisses with the appurtenances To 
Have And To Hold to him the s'' Jonathan Ring Jun"" his Hiers 
& assigns for ever, he paying the Legacies hearafter mentioned 
these two pieces or tracts of Land Lays in the East Division (so 
Called) in s*^ Kingstown : and my will & meaning is that Neither 
the afore mentioned Timothy Bachelder nor Isaiah Bachelder 
nor Jonathan Ring Jun"" shall Come into the actual possession or 
enjoyment of the Lands forementioned Given to them or either 
of them until the Decease of my s'' wife: and then they their 
Hiers or assigns to Come into the full possession & enjoyment of 
the premisses forementioned Given to them as mentioned in this 
my Last Will & Testament — 

Item I Give to my Brother Joseph Bachelder his Hiers & 
assigns the sum of five shillings passable money — 

Item I Give to my Brother Francis Bachelder his Hiers & 
assigns the sum of One Hundred pounds of that which is now 
Called the old Ten' — 



40 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I Give to the Children of my Brother Page Bachelder 
Late of Chester in the Province afores*^ deceasd the sum of Two 
Hundred pounds Like money as Last mentioned to be equally 
divided between them — 

Item I Give to my sister Susanna now the wife of Ebenezer 
Webster her Hiers & assigns the sum of One Hundred pounds 
Old Ten^ and to my sister Meribah now the wife of Elisha Page 
I Give the sum of one Hundred pounds Like money viz old 
Ten'' to her, her Hiers & Assigns — 

And to my Sister Esther now the wife of Jonathan Ring I 
Give the Sum of Ten pounds Like money viz old Ten'' to her her 
Hiers & assigns ■ — 

Item I Give to my Kinswoman Mary Morse that has for a 
Long time Lived with me, the Sum of Seventy pounds Like 
money as Last mentioned to her her Hiers & assigns — 

Item I Give to my Brother Benjamin Bachelder his Hiers & 
assigns the Sum of one Hundred pounds Like money as Last 
mentioned — 

And I further Will & ordain that the forementioned Jonathan 
Ring Jun'' son of my forementioned Sister Esther pay the fore- 
mentioned sum of one Hundred pounds to my Brother Francis 
within two years after he Comes into the possession of the 
premisses Given to him as abovementioned : also the foremen- 
tioned Ten pounds to his mother the s^ Esther Ring — 

And I further Will & order the forementioned Timothy 
Bachelder to pay the following Legacies as shall be here after 
mentioned if he lives to Come into the possession of the premisses 
Given to him as before mentioned : And if not But the premisses 
come to the forementioned Isaiah according to the Tenour of this 
Will that then the s'^ Isaiah pay as followeth viz. to the Children 
of my forementioned Brother Page Bachelder the Sum of One 
Hundred pounds within Two years after he Comes into the pos- 
session of the premisses Given to him as beforementioned, and 
the other Hundred pounds within four years after he comes into 
possession of the premisses as aboves'* in the s'* Old Tens and to 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4I 

my Sister Susanna the forementioned sum of one Hundred 
pounds within two years after he Comes into possession as fore- 
mentioned : and to my Brother Benjamin Bachelder one Hundred 
pounds old Ten' as before mentioned within Three years after he 
Comes into possession as aforesaid: and further the foremen- 
tioned sum of seventy pounds (Old Ten"") to the forementioned 
Mary Morse : and the forementioned sum of one Hundred pounds 
to my Sister Meribah within four years after he Comes into 
possession as aforesaid — 

And I do hereby Will & ordain my said w^ife to be sole Executor 
* * * In Testimony whereof I do hereunto set my hand & 
seal the 28'^ day of October Annoq: Domini 1760 — 

Josiah Bachelder 

[Witnesses] Jeremy Webster, Samuel Buswel, Stephen Pres- 
cutt. 

[Proved Dec. 16, 1769.] 



JAMES OTTERSON 1760 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God Amen : this 28 day of October 1760 I James 
oughterson of Londonderry in the Province of New Hampshire 
in New England weaver being old & frail * * * 

Imprimus I give and bequith to My wellbeloved wife Agness 
oughterson all my Personal Estate She Paying the folowing 
Legecies and the Benefit of all my Real Estate Dureeng hir 
natureall Life and at hir Deceas I alow the Said Real Estate 
to be Equaly Divided betwixt my two Sons viz Joseph, & David 
oughterson, 

Itim Give and bequith to my Son James oughterson the Sum 
of Two Hundred Pound old Tennor to be Paid in one year after 
my Decese, at the Value money now goes at viz at Six Pound Pr 
Dolar 

Itim, I give and bequith to my Son George oughterson the 
Sum of two Hundred Pounds old Tenner to be Paid in Three 
years after my Decesase at the aforesaid value 



42 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Itim I Give and bequith to my Son John oughterson the Sum 
of Tow Hundred Pounds old Tennor To be Payd in four year 
after my Decease at the aforesaid Value 

Itim I Give & bequath to my Grand Son James oughterson the 
Sum of Two Dollars to be Paid by my son Joseph oughterson 
when the aforesaid James arives at the age of twenty one years 

Itim I Give and bequith to my Gran :daughter mary oughter- 
son one Dollar to be Paid by my son David oughterson when 
Shee arives at the age of Eighteen years 

& I Appoint and ordain my well beloved wife Agness oughter- 
son my Sole Executerex of this my Last will & testament, and I 
Appoint & ordain Leut. Robert Wallace & Edward Aiken to be 
overseers with full Pour to See that my will be fathfully Exe- 
cucuted by my Said Excuter * * * 

his 
James X oughterson 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Daniel M ''Mil Ian, Samuel Morrison, And^ m^Al- 
laster. 

[Proved Aug. 26, 1761.] 

[Inventory, June 18, 1761; amount, £5113. 13. o; signed by 
Samuel Fisher and Thomas Wallace.] 



TIMOTHY LEAVITT 1760 BRENTWOOD 

[Administration on the estate of Timothy Leavitt of Brent- 
wood, yeoman, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Leavitt, Oct. 29, 
1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 521.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Leavitt, with Biley Dudley and Nathaniel 
Wilson, yeomen, as sureties, all of Exeter, in the sum of £1000, 
Oct. 29, 1760, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker, Cutts Shannon.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 7, 1760; amount, £10,154, 17. o; signed by 
Benjamin Veasey and Daniel Leavitt.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 43 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £133. 6. 8, personal 
estate; expenditures, £1036. 15. 3; mentions "mainting anna 
Leavitt one of the dec^ Children from the time of his death to 
date being 56 weeks she being only six years old now. 
Sarah Leavit 56 weeks (4 years old now). . . . Eliz* Leavit 
56 weeks (23 months old now)"; allowed Oct. 28, 1761.] 

[Warrant, March 19, 1777, authorizing Levi Morrill, Joseph 
Smith, yeomen, Abraham Morrill, gentleman, Elisha Sanborn, 
Jr., and Samuel Wormall, yeomen, all of Brentwood, to set off 
the widow's dower to Elizabeth Thing, wife of Peter Thing of 
Brentwood.] 

State of New Hampshire To the Hono'^'^ Philips White Esq"' 
Judge of the Probate of Wills &c agreeable to this Warrant to us 
Directed We have Set of one third Part of the Real Esteate of 
Timothy Leavitt Decesd to Elisabeth Thing it Being twenty 
five acres & Bounded as follows Begining at Daniel Leavitts 
South west corner from thence to run Southerly Binding on 
Jedediah Robinsons Land twenty Eight Rods to a hemlock tree 
Spoted on four Sides from thence to Run Westerly Binding on 
Said Robinsons Land 33 Rods from thence to Run South forty 
two Rods to John Dudleys Land from thence Easterly Binding 
on Sd Dudleys Land thirty Seven Rods to a Stake & Stone from 
thence Southerly Binding on Sd Dudleys Land & Josiah Things 
land fifty Six Rods to the corner of Samuel Wormalls Land from 
thence to Run Easterly Binding on sd Wormalls Land ten Rods 
to Stake & Stone from thence to Run North 100 Rods to Daniel 
Leavitts Land then westerly Binding on Said Leavitts Land to 
the Bound first mentioned 

Given under our hands this 26 Day of march 1777 

Joseph Smith 
Abraham morrill 
Samuel wormall 
Elisha Sanborn jr 



44 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

State of 1 To The Hon Philips White Esq"^ Judge of 

N : Hamp'' r The Probate of Wills &c for said county agree- 
Rockingham J able to a warrant to us Directed to Divide the 
Real Estate of Timothy Leavitt late of Brintwood Decesd among 
his heirs we have therefore Divided & Bounded out the Same as 
follows to Rebekah Kimball Twenty Two acres and a quarter 
begining at the high way on the north Side of Samuel Wormalls 
land & Running westerly bind on said Wormalls land 102 Rod & 
10 feet to a Stake & Stone from thence to Run north 72 Rods to 
Daniel Leavitts land from thence to Run Easterly Binding on 
said Leavitts land and on Elisha Sanborn Esq" Land to the high 
way then southerly Binding on the high way to the bounds first 
begun at Excepting one acre where the buildings are which all 
have a wright in. To Mary Dudley 30 acres & three quarters in 
two Pieces 26 & three quarters Bounded as follows begining at 
the South west corner of Rebekah Kimballs Shear then to Run 
westerly binding on Samuel wormalls land 46 Rods & a half to 
the widows thirds from thence to Run north binding on said 
thirds 103 Rods to Daniel Leavitts Land from thence Runing 
Easterly binding on said Leavitts land to Rebekah Kimballs land 
then South binding on Said Rebekahs land to the bounds first 
begun at and four acres more Bounded as follows begining at the 
South west corner of the widows thirds then to Run north bind- 
ing on Said thirds 42 Rods to Jedediah Robinsons land then 
westerly binding on said Robinsons land 15^^ Rods then South 

45 Rods to cap* John Dudleys land then Easterly 15 Rods to the 
bounds first begun at to Anna Stevens twenty five acres & one 
quarter begining at the South west corner of Mary Dudleys land 
then to Run westerly binding on capt John Dudleys land & John 
Dudley jr land 75 Rods & three quarters then to Run north 60 
Rods to David Robinsons land then Easterly binding on said 
Robinsons land 77 Rods & three quarters to mary Dudleys four 
acres then South to the bounds first begun at. to Sarah and 
Elisabeth Leavitt 41 acres begining at the South west corner of 
Aanna Stevens Shear then to Run westerly Binding on Josiah 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 45 

foggs land & on Esq' Philips land 90 Rods to Deacon Johnsons 
Land then North 84 Rods to the Rev^ Nath'' Trasks land then 
Easterly Binding on mr Trasks land & Easter Merrills land 96 
Rods to Anna Stevens Shear then South to the bounds first begun 
at 

The house & Barn & well with one acre of land Adjoining 
thereto Remains undivided the widow & all the heirs have a 
wright theirin and also the widow and all the heirs are to have a 
wright to Pass through Each ones land to go to their land 

Given under our hands at Brintwood this lo-'^ Day of Decern'"' 
1777 — 

Elisha Sanborn jr 
Levi morrill 
Abraham Morrill 

[Bond of Daniel Leavitt of Brentwood, yeoman, with Benja- 
min Boardman of Exeter, gentleman, and Nathaniel Pease of 
Newmarket, yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, April 30, 
1777, for the guardianship of Sarah Leavitt and Elizabeth Leav^- 
itt, minors, aged more than 14 years, children of Timothy 
Leavitt; witness, Nathaniel Parker.] 



SAMUEL FOGG 1760 NORTH HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Fogg of North Hamp- 
ton, yeoman, granted to his widow, Abigail Fogg, Oct. 29, 
1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 513.) 

[Bond of Abigail Fogg, with Reuben Dearborn of North 
Hampton and John Towle of Hampton, yeomen, as sureties; in 
the sum of £1000, Oct. 29, 1760, for the administration of the 
-estate; witnesses, William Parker, Cutts Shannon,] 

[Warrant, Oct. 29, 1760, authorizing Benjamin Dow of Hamp- 
ton and James Godfrey of North Hampton, yeomen, to appraise 
the estate.] 



46 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, Nov. 5, 1760; amount, £9916. 3. o; signed by- 
James Godfrey and Benjamin Dow.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £4720. 3. o; expendi- 
tures, £5545. 7. 4; mentions "Ciiarges in Supporting Huldah 
Dearborn Grandmother of the Deceas'd one year and five 
months. . . . Extra Expence for a Nurse And Necessaries 
for Laying inn with a Child After the fathers Decease. 
Support of One Child from the Death of the father Untill it 
Arrived at the Age of Seven years being 238 Weeks. . . 
Support of Another Child 208 weeks. . . . Another Child 
99 weeks"; allowed April 15, 1765.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 2'], 1765, authorizing Ebenezer Sanborn,, 
Philip Towle, Jr., Reuben Dearborn, Zachariah Towle, and 
James Godfrey, all of Hampton, to divide the real estate.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to a Warrant from the Judge 

New Hampsh^ J of Probate for said Province to Divide the 
Real Estate of Sam'^ Fogg Deceased Intestate we have set off to 
Abigail Robey formerly the wife of said Sam" Fogg her Dower of 
said Foggs Real Estate of which he Died Seized Twenty five acres 
one Hundred and two Rods of Land more or Less Lying as fol- 
lows viz two acres and half in the home Lott bounded Northly 
on a high way Leading to Portsmouth Southly on a high way 
Leading to Exeter 17^ rods Westly on Land of said Estate 
Estly on said way Leading to Portsmouth also two acres and 
twenty two Rods in the home Pasture bounded Northly on the 
foresaid way Leading to Exeter Six Rods and half southly on 
Land of Zechariah Towle Westly on Land of said Abigail Robey 
Eastly on Land of said Estate also Fourteen acres at Winecutt so 
Called Bounded Southly on s** way Leading to Exeter twenty 
Rods and half Northly on Land of said Estate Estly on Land 
of Said Estate in part and on Winecutt River so Called in part 
westly on Land of said Estate also Seven acres of wood Land att 
said Winecutt Bounded Southly on Land of said Estate Northly 
on Land of said Estate Estly on the head of Winecutt Shares so 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 47 

called fourty one Rods & Nine feet & six inches Westly on Land 
formerly Samuel Smiths Six Rods and half also the third part of 
the house & great beam at the Esterly End of Each with the 
Priveliges and appurtenences there too belonging 

To Lydia Smith wife of Samuel Smith to her we have set of 
her six part of Said Real Estate Eight acres one hundred & 
ninteen Rods more or Less Lying as followeth three acres & sixty 
five Rods in the home Lott bounded southly on a way Leading 
to Exeter Eight rod & ten feet Northly on a Road Leading to 
Portsmouth Estly on Land Sett of to mehitable Fogg west on 
Land of Reuben Dearborn as it is bounded out; also two acres 
one Hundred forty Eight Rods of Salt marsh Lying in Hampton 
near Browns River So Call'd bounded Southly on marsh be- 
longing to John marston in part & in part on the Heirs of Coals 
marsh Northly on John Dearborn Eastly on marsh of David 
marston West on marsh of Enoch Fogg also two acres & sixty 
six rods of Wood Land at Winecutt bounded Southly on Land 
sett off to mary Leavitt Northly on Land of Timothy Dalton 
Estly on the head of Winecutt Shares fourteen Rods half West 
on Land of the foresaid Sam" Smith Sixteen Rods & half also 
one half of the Little barn now standing on said Estate the south- 
erly End with half the appurtenences belonging to the same — 

To mary Leavitt wife of Thomas Leavitt we have set off 
her six part of said Real Estate ten acres one Hundred forty Six 
rods more or Less Lying as followeth Viz Eight acres of upland 
& meadow Lying on the west side of Winecutt River so Called 
bounded southly on s^ Road Leading to Exeter twenty four rods 
Northly & Estly on said River West on Land sett of s*^ Abigail 
Robey also two acres one Hundred forty six Rods bounded 
southly on Land Sett off to Mehetable Fogg Northly on Land 
sett off to Lydia Smith Estly on the foresaid head of Winecutt 
Shares so called fourteen rods & half Westly on Land of said 
Sam" Smith Sixteen rods and half also one half of the Little 
Barn the northly End now standing on said Estate with half 
the appurtannences belonging to said Barn — 



48 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

To Mehetable Fogg we have sett off her sixth part of said 
Real Estate nine acres & one Hundred theirty Eight rods more 
or Less as followeth Viz one acre of Land in the home Lot 
bounded Southly on said way Leading to Exeter two rods twelve 
feet five inches and Runing that wedth till it Comes to the Road 
Leading to Portsmouth Estly on Land set off to Abigail Fogg 
westly on Land Set off to Lydia Smith also six acres & theirty 
two rods at Winecutt bounded southly on s*^ way Leading to 
Exeter 17^ rods Northly on Land Sett off to abigail Fogg Estly 
on Land set of to abigail Robey Westly on Land of the foresaid 
Sam^^ Smith as it is bounded out also Two acres and one Hun- 
dred and six rods of wood Land at winecutt bounded Southly 
on Land set off to Dearborn Fogg Northly on Land sett off 
to mary Leavitt Estly on the Head of Winecutt Shares aforesaid 
Eleven rods Westly on Land of Sam'^ Smith fores^ thirteen rods. 

To Dearborn Fogg we have sett off his two Six parts of said 
Real Estate fifteen acres one Hundred and ninteen rods more or 
Less Lying in the following manner Viz Eight acres of Land in 
the home Lott where the buildings now stands bounded Southly 
on s^ way Leading to Exeter twenty Eight rods & six feet Northly 
on s'^ Road Leading to Portsmouth Lastly on Land Set off to 
Abigail Robey westly on Land sett off to Abigail Fogg also five 
acres & fifty two rods of wood Land at Winecutt bounded 
Southly on Land set off to Abigail Robey Northly on Land set 
off to Mehetable Fogg Lastly on the head of Winecutt Shares 
aforesaid nineteen rods Eleven feet West on Land of Samu'' 
Smith Twenty one Rods also a peice of salt marsh Containing 
two acres & sixtey seven rods bounded as followeth Viz southly 
on marsh of Timothy Dalton Northly on marsh of Stephen 
Page Eastly on a Creek west on marsh of Simon Loverin Also 
we have set of to the son two theirds of the Dweling house and 
Leargest Barn at the westerly End of Each with the Priveleges 
belonging to the same 

To Abigail Fogg we have set off her six part of said Real 
Estate ten acres & one hundied theirty Eight Rods more or 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 49 

Less Lying as followeth Viz one acre of Land in the home Lott 
Bounded as follows Viz South on said way Leading to Exeter 
two rods fourteen feet wide Runing that wedth till it Comes to 
Portsmouth Road Eastly on Land set off to Dearborn Fogg 
westly on Land Sett off to Mehetable Fogg allso Six acres & 
theirty two Rods of Land in the home Pasture Bounded as 
follows Viz Northly on said way Leading to Exeter fifteen rods 
and Runing that wedth Southly till it Comes to Land of Zecha- 
riah Towle Eastly on Land of Jona: Elkins Westly on Land set 
off to Abigail Robey also three acres one Hundred & six rods 
of wood Land Lying at Winecut bounded Southly in part on 
Land set off to Abigail Robey & part on Land set off to Meheta- 
ble fogg Northly on Land set off to Abigail Robey Estly on the 
head of Winecutt Shares nineteen Rods Westly on Land of s"* 
Sam^i Smith three Rods as wittness our hands 

Philip Towle Jun 
Reuben Dearborn 
Zachariah towle 

[Additional account of Samuel Roby and his wife, Abigail 
Roby, administratrix; receipts, £95. o. 3>^; expenditures, £98. 
15- 9/^; mentions "Maintenance of one of the Deceaseds chil- 
dren under 7 years from the Allowance of the former Ace* till 
it was 7 years old being 156 Weeks. . . . Paid Dea: Fogg 
for supporting Huldah Dearborn grandmother to the Deceased " ; 
allowed Dec. 24, 1772.] 



SAMUEL DUSTIN 1760 PLAISTOW 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Dustin of Plaistow, 
physician, granted to his widow, Ruth Dustin, Oct. 29, 1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 511.] 

[Bond of Ruth Dustin, with Samuel Little of Plaistow and 
Richard Rand of Rye, gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of 



50 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

£1000, Oct. 29, 1760, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, WiUiam Parker, Cutts Shannon.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 29, 1760, authorizing James Pecker, physician, 
and Moses Stevens to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Jan. 23, 1761; amount, £7207. 18. 6; 
signed by Moses Stevens and James Pecker.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £3404. 18. 6, personal 
estate; expenditures, £4535. n. 3; mentions "maintaing a Child 
of the deed being only sJ4 years old at the time of his fathers 
death"; allowed Oct. 2y, 1762.] 



JAMES SHERBURNE 1760 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I James Sherburne of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire Yeoman being Sick * * * 

Item I give to Margaret my Dearly beloved wife the use & 
Improvement of my whole Estate Real & Personal during her 
natural life Excepting so much of my Personal Estate as will be 
necessary to Discharge my funeral Charges for which purpose I 
Authorize & Enable my Executor to dispose of my Stock of Cat- 
tle or so much thereof as will be SufBcient for that End — unless 
my said wife shall See Cause to Receive her Support in manner 
hereafter Declared and in that Case the use of Said Estate to be 
for my Son George as is hereinafter Expressed — Item I give & 
bequeath to my Son Jethro Sherburne besides what I have here- 
tofore given him the Sum of five Shillings to be paid by my 
Executor — I Give & bequeath to my Son James Sherburne 
besides what he has already had of my Estate five Shillings to 
be paid as aforesaid 

Item I give & bequeath to my Son Thomas Sherburne five 
hundred pounds old Tenor or Equal thereto in other Lawful 
Currency to be paid by my Execut' within three Years after 
the Decease of my Self & my wife that is after the Decease of the 
Survivor of us — on Condition he discharges my Estate & Execuf 
as hereafter Expr** 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 5 1 

Item I give & bequeath to the Children of my Daughter Sarah 
Holmes Deceasd five Shillings to be paid as aforesaid and also 
One fourth part of my Moveables within Doors that is to Say 
the Household goods which my wife Shall leave after her Decease 
Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Hannah Gove five 
shillings as aforesaid and also the one fourth part of my house- 
hold goods which shall be left as aforesaid — 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Margaret Johnson 
five Shillings and one fourth part of my Household goods which 
Shall be left as aforesaid 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Mary Savage five 
Shillings & One fourth part of my household goods that shall 
be left as aforesaid 

Item In Consideration that my Son George Sherburne lives 
near me & has been helpful to me & is willing to take Care of me 
& my wife we being now past our Labour I give Devise & be- 
(jueath to him my Said Son George & his Heirs & assigns all the 
Rest Residue and Remainder of my Estate not herein before 
disposed of after my Decease & the Decease of my Said wife but 
if my Said Wife will Chuse to Commit the Care of my Estate 
which I have given her the use of to my Said Son then it is my 
will that my Said Son should Enter & take possession of all 
Immediately after my Decease but this I leave to the Choice 
of my Said Wife and leave it to her to agree with my said Son 
in that matter as they Shall See Cause — my meaning concerning 
the legacies before mentiond to be paid in money is to be paid 
in old Tenor according to the present value Computing Dollars 
at £ Six pounds apiece and it is also my Intent & meaning that 
the aforesaid Legacy to be paid to my Son Thomas is upon this 
Condition viz that he Releases & Discharges my Executor & 
my whole Estate of and from all Demands for his time & Service 
while he lived with me after he was One & twenty Years of Age 
but if he Refuses So to do then I give him my Said Son Thomas 
only five Shillings old Tenor. 

Lastly I Constitute & appoint my Said Son George Sole 



52 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Exec * * * In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my 
hand & Seal the fourth Day of Novemb'' Anno Domini 1760 

James Sherburn 

[Witnesses] Clem* Jackson, John Sherburne, Nathanael Pev- 
erly, WiUiam Parker. 

[Proved Nov. 26, 1760.] 

[Bond of George Sherburne, with Nathaniel Peverly and John 
Sherburne as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, 
Nov. 29, 1760, for the execution of the will; witnesses, Caleb 
Oakes, Henry Lang.] 



JOHN PENDEXTER 1760 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I John Pendexter of Portsmouth in 
the Province of New Hampshire Butcher being Sick * * * 

Item I give to Each of my Children viz Ann Samuel Susannah 
John & Allice to be Paid to them namely the boys at the Age of 
twenty One & the Girls at the Age at Eighteen Years — to be 
paid by my Execut'' — - twenty Shillings old Tenor. 

Item all the Rest Remainder & Residue of my Estate I give 
Devise and Dispose to Allice my beloved Wife her Heirs & 
assigns forever and I hereby Constitute & Appoint her Sole Ex- 
ecutrix * * * jj^ Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my 
hand & Seal the 16*'' Day of Novemb' 1760 

John Pendexter 

[Witnesses] Jonathan ayers, Nath^ Tread well jun"", Solomon 
Lowd Jun^ 

[Proved Dec. 31, 1760.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 31, 1760, authorizing Thomas Peirce, gentle- 
man, and Samuel Penhallow, merchant, both of Portsmouth, 
to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 14, 1761; amount, £9725. 3. i; signed by 
Thomas Peirce and Samuel Penhallow.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 53 

JOHN SANBORN 1760 HAMPTON 

In the name of god Amen this seventeenth Day of november 
Anno Domini 1760 In the thirty fourth year of his majestys 
Reign Georg the second King over grate Britain &c I John 
Samburn of Hampton in the province of new Hampshier in 
new England genteman * * * 

First I give and bequeath to my son Josiah Samburn four 
Rods in bredth in the westly side of my half share of land in the 
second north Division in Hampton Joining westly to land of said 
Josiah Samburn in Part and to land of Josiah shaw in Part and 
to the two acres I bought of the Commoners in part the said 
four Rods in bredth takes its begining at the northly end of my 
said land in the second north Division and then Runs southly by 
or on the eastly side of the said land of my said son Josiah 
and said land of Josiah Shaws and so on the same Course southly 
Carding the said bredth of four Rods untill it comes to the 
middle of the eastly side of my said two acres bought of the 
Commoners as afore said I also give to my said son Josiah one 
half of my said two acres viz the northly half of it with one half 
of the Privilidg of the watering in it I also give to my said son 
Josiah the ten acres of land I bought of Robert Wadley Laying 
on the southly side of the Road that Leads from Hampton to 
Exetor where his Dwelling house is to him my said son Josiah 
and to his heirs and assigns for ever — 

2:ly I give and bequeath to my sister mary Samburn my 
Spring marsh at the Grate Pond being two acres and one half 
with my half Share in the twelve shares so Called in said Hamp- 
ton to her and to her heirs and assigns and further it is my will 
that my son Jeremiah Samburn shall take Care of and find and 
provide for my sister Mary Samburn afore said a worm Room 
to live in and one milks Cow and all nessacerys yearly and every 
year suteable to make her Life Comfortable Dureing her nateural 
Life — 

3:ly I give and bequeath to my Daughter Anna Dearbon 



54 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

wido of John Dearbon Deceased twenty pounds In money old 
tenor to be paid in two years after my Decease by my executor 
here after named — 

4:ly I give and bequeath my Daughter Ruth Samburn the 
wife of Ebenezer Samburn twenty pounds in money old tenor 
to be paid in two years after my Decease by my executor here 
after named — 

5:ly I give and bequeah to my Gransons viz John Samburn a 
son of my said son Jerimiah Samburn and John Dearbon a 
son of my Said Daughter xAnna Dearbon wido all my Right in a 
new town ship laying in the Crotch of and between the two Riv- 
ers viz of winipissioke and Pemigawasset begining where said 
Rivers meet which was granted to John Samburn and others to 
them my said Gransons and to their heirs and assigns for ever 
equilly between them 

6:ly I give and bequeath to my Gran sons viz Jeremiah Sam- 
burn a son of my said son Jeremiah Samburn and John Samburn 
a son of my said Daughter Ruth Samburn all my Right in the 
township of Chichester equilly between them to them my said 
gransons and to their heirs and assigns for ever — 

7:ly I give and bequeath to my son the said Jeremiah Sam- 
burn my Dwelling house is where I live with all my land that I 
have adjoining and laying on the northly side of the Road that 
gos from Hampton to Exeter where my Dwelling house is with 
all my land also that I have laying on the southly side of said 
Road adjoining where my barn is with my barn. I also give 
to my said son Jeremiah Samburn the twenty acres of land that 
I bought of Josiah and John Dearbon laying on the northly 
side of the Road that gos from Hampton to Exeter bounding 
southly on said Road, eastly on land of Samuel Palmer, westly 
on land of Jonathan Shaw, northly on land of John Tayler 
I also give to my said son Jeremiah all my Right in my said half 
share laying in the second north Division excepting onely the 
four Rods in bredth in the westly side of my said half share 
which I gave to my son the said Josiah as aforesaid. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 55 

I also give to my said son Jeremiah the southly half of the 
said two acres I bought of the Commoners, with all my Right 
in the town ship of Canterbury in said province Devided and 
undevided and also all my meadow laying near the Beach in the 
old fresh Meadow in said Hampton to him my said son Jeremiah 
and to his heirs and assigns for ever with all my stock of Cattle 
and husbandry Implements and my moveables with in my house. 
That is I give to my said son Jeremiah all my estate Real and 
Parsonal Laying in Hampton or Elsewhere which I have not here 
in other ways Disposed of and I Do hereby make ordain and 
Constitute my said son Jeremiah Samburn to be sole ex- 
ecutor * * * 

John Sandborn 

[Witnesses] Samuel Palmer 3^*, Benjamin Dow Jun"", Jonathan 
Lock. 

[Proved Dec. 30, 1767, by Jonathan Locke, the other witnesses 
being dead.] 

[Bond of Jeremiah Sanborn, with Jonathan Locke as surety, 
both of Hampton, in the sum of £500, Dec. 30, 1767, for the 
execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker, Robert Parks.] 



JONATHAN DOWNING 1760 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Downing of Kings- 
ton, yeoman, granted to his widow, Sarah Downing, Nov. 25, 
1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 534. 1 

[Bond of Sarah Downing, with Isaac Webster of Kingston 
and John Stevens of Plaistow, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum, 
of £1000, Nov. 25, 1760, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 25, 1760, authorizing Josiah Bartlett, physi- 



56 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

clan, and Samuel Winsley, yeoman, both of Kingston, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Feb. i6, 1761; amount, £2531. 15. o; 
signed by Samuel Winsley and Josiah Bartlett.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 23, 1762, authorizing Jeremy Webster, Wil- 
liam Parker, Richard Hubbard, gentleman, Ebenezer Stevens, 
and Phineas Batchelder, gentleman, all of Kingston, to set off 
the widow's dower.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to Warrant from the Hon^'" Rich- 
New Hamps j ard Wibird Esq : Judge of the Probate of Wills 
&c for s'* Province to us the subscribers Directed appointing us a 
Com*"" to set off to Sarah Downing wid: & relict of Jonathan 
Downing Late of Kingstown in the Province afores*^ deceasd 
Intestate her Right of Dower in the Real Estate of her s*^ Hus- 
band of which He Died siezed : after viewing the premisses have 
Set off to the s'* Sarah for her s'^ Dower ten acres be it more or 
Less; it being part of the Lot Laid out to the original Right of 
Isaac Godfrey for his Home Lot or first Division Bounded as 
followeth viz: Beginning on the Northerly Line of s'^ Lot and 
adjoyning to twenty four acres Sold by the Deceas'd in his 
Life time to Samuel Winslowe and Benjamin Webster, & from 
thence running Easterly on the said Line till it comes to Land 
in possession of the Peaslee's; then southerly on the s'* Peaslee's 
possession so far as to make the said thirds 29 rods wide; then 
Westerly to the forementioned Winslowes & Websters s^ Land 
to a stake & stones ; then Northerly on the Last mentioned Land 
29 rods to a stake & stones where it first began with the Dwelling 
House & Barn Left by the Deceased on the premisses : — 

In witness whereof we do hereunto set our hands the 30*'* day 
of Novemb' 1762 

Jeremy Webster 
Phinehas Bachelder 
W™ Parker 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 57 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £1827. 15. o; ex- 
penditures, £1103. 16. o; allowed Oct. 29, 1767.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £2183, 14. 2; 
signed by Jeremy Webster and William Parker, Jr.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £2182. 19. 2; amount 
distributed, £723. 19. o; allowed Oct. 28, 1768.] 



PAUL PRESSEY 1760 DANVILLE 

[Bond of Mercy Pressey of Hawke, widow, with Jeremiah 
Hubbard, yeoman, and Thomas Welch, both of Kingston, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 26, 1760, for the administra- 
tion of the estate of Paul Pressey of Hawke, blacksmith ; wit- 
nesses, John Page, Ephraim Wines(?).] 

[Warrant, Nov. 26, 1760, authorizing Benjamin Swett and 
Thomas Elkins, both of Kingston, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 15, 1760; amount, £1031. 12. o; signed by 
Benjamin Swett and Thomas Elkins.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 18, 1762, authorizing Capt. Jonathan San- 
born, gentleman, and Dyer Hook, yeoman, both of Hawke, to 
receive claims against the estate, under the administration of 
James Nichols of Hawke, blacksmith, and his wife Mercy.] 

[List of claims, March 10, 1762; amount, £532. i. 5; signed by 
Jonathan Sanborn and Dyer Hook.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £841. 14. o; ex- 
penditures, £942. 17. o; mentions "keeping two of the dec** 
Children under the age of 7 years at the time of his death until! 
they Came to 7 years of age 299 Weeks" ; allowed Oct. 26, 1763.] 



58 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOSIAH CLOUGH 1760 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Josiah Clough of Kingston, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Abiah Clough, Dec. i, 1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 543.] 

[Bond of Abiah Clough, with Jonathan Greeley and James 
Tappan, gentleman, as sureties, all of Kingston, in the sum of 
£500, Dec. I, 1760, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Pike, William Parker.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 5, 1760, authorizing Edward Fifield, gentle- 
man, and Samuel Stevens, yeoman, both of Kingston, to ap- 
praise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 8, 1761 ; amount, £1589. 11. 6; signed by Ed- 
ward Fifield and Samuel Stevens. In the attestation Abiah 
Clough is mentioned as the mother of the deceased.] 



SAMUEL SHERBURNE 1760 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Sherburne of Ports- 
mouth, yeoman, granted to his widow, Mercy Sherburne, and his 
son, Samuel Sherburne, Dec. i, 1760.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 543.] 

[Bond of Mercy Sherburne and Samuel Sherburne, ship- 
wright, with John Newmarch and Jacob Treadwell, tanner, as 
sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of £1000, Dec. i, 1760, 
for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Thomas Wibird, 
Mary Barnes.] 

[Warrant, Dec. i, 1760, authorizing Henry Sherburne and 
Thomas Peirce, both of Portsmouth, gentlemen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec, 1760; amount, £7404. 5. o; signed by Henry 
Sherburne and Thomas Peirce.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 59 

[Bond of Samuel Hale, with Samuel Sherburne, shipwright, 
as surety, both of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, Nov. 7, 1761, 
for the guardianship of John Sherburne, minor, aged more than 
14 years, son of Samuel Sherburne of Portsmouth, housewright, 
deceased; witnesses, William Parker, William Vaughan.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £2492. 2. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £1661. 15. 10; allowed Dec. 30, 1761.] 



SAMUEL ROWELL 1760 SALEM 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Rowell of Salem, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Deborah Rowell, Dec, 2, 1760.J 

[Probate Records, vol. 21, p. 543.] 

[Bond of Deborah Rowell, with Jonathan Woodbury of Salem, 
yeoman, and Ebenezer Gile of Hampstead as sureties, in the sum 
of £1000, Dec. 2, 1760, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Parker, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 2, 1760, authorizing John Hall and Elisha 
Woodbury, both of Salem, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, March 25, 1761; amount, £916. 8. o; signed by 
John Hall, Jr., and Elisha Woodbury.] 

[Commission, June 8, 1762, to John Hall and Peter Merrill, 
both of Salem, yeomen, to receive claims against the estate, 
under the administration of Jonathan Cawley and his wife 
Deborah, formerly widow of the deceased.] 

[List of claims, Nov. 20, 1762; amount, £84. 10. 2; signed by 
John Hall, Jr., and Peter Merrill.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £969. 8. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £962. 11. 8; mentions "maintaing two of 
the dec''^ Children being under the age of 7 years" ; allowed Nov. 
24, 1762.] 



60 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Additional account; receipts, £6. i6. 4; expenditures, £289^. 
17. 8; mentions "maintaing one of the Deceas'd Child" since the 
allowance of former Ace* under 7 years, 78 Weeks"; allowed. 
March 30, 1768. J 



ABEL MORSE 1760 CHESTER 

In The Name of God amen 

I Abel Morss of Chester in the Province of Newhampshir in 
New england Gentlemen Being weke in Body * * * 

Imprimes I Give to Sarah my well beloved Wife the Sum of 
Two Hundred Pounds old tenor out of my Estate and to be Put 
into Decent mourning, and to have one Quarter part of all my 
Provisions to be Paid and Delivered to her by my Executor 
Emediatly after my Decceass I also give her all the Estate she 
Brought with her as to Cows Sheep house hold Goods Bonds or 
notes and what is Due upon Rents or Leaces which was her Es- 
tate upon the Receit where of She is to acquit all my Estat — 

Item I Give to my Son Parker Morss Besides his Librell Edu- 
cation which he hes had the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds old 
tenor to be Paid to him by my Executor within Two years after 
my Decceass. 

Item I Give to my Son Nathan Morss the Sum of one Hun- 
dred and fifty Pounds old tenor to be Paid to him by my Execu- 
tor within one year after my Deceass — 

Item I Give To my Son Josiah morss three acres of Land by 
the Governers medow so Called adjoyning to his own Land and 
so on Londonderry Line Laying in Equal wedth at both Ends 
I also Give him the one half of my Grist mill: and the one half 
of my Saw mill with the use of the stream belonging to Said half; 
and Liberty to stop the water and flow from the first Day of 
October till the midle of april yearly and no Longer unless by 
agreement; I also Give him the Sum of one Hundred Pounds old 
tenor to be Paid to him by my Executors within one year after- 
mv Deceass. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 6l 

Item I Give to my Son Stephen morss all my Right in the 
Common and undivided Lands in Chester That is or shall be 
hereafter Laid out and Recorded to the originell Right of Ruben 
Sandburn after the fourth Division of sixty acres be the Same 
more or Less; I also Give him the Sum of fifty Pounds old tenor 
to be Paid to him by my Executor with in three years after 
my Deceass 

Item I Give to my Son Abreham morss my two aditionell 
Lotts of fifty acres Each Laying in Chester which I Purchesed 
from Nathanael Walker and James Ewens: I also Give him my 
clock and my gun to be Delivered to him by my Executor 
Emediatly after my Deceass : and this with what I have here to 
fore Given him I account a Soficient portion for him out of my 
Estate. 

Item I Give to my Daughter Rebeca French one third part of 
all my house hold Goods and furnituer Excepting what I have or 
shall hereafter other wise Perticulerly Dispose of: and this with 
what I have here to fore given her I account a Soficient portion 
for her out of my Estate. 

Item I Give to my Daughter Elliner morss the Sum of Six 
Hundred Pounds old tenor to be Paid to her by my Executor 
within three months after my Deceass ; I also Give her one third 
part of all my house hold Goods and furnituer Excepting what I 
Have or shall here after other wise Perticulerly Dispose of. 

Item I Give to my Daughter Susanah morss the sum of Six 
Hundred Pounds old tenor to be Paid to her by my Executor 
with in three month after my Deceass I also Give her one third 
part of all my house hold Goods and furnituer Excepting what 
I have or Shall here after other wise Perticulerly Dispose of 

Item I Give to my Two Granchildren Ezekel morss and Edner 
Stevenss the sum of forty shillings old tenor; that is twenty 
Shillings to Each of them to be Paid to them by my Executor 
Emeditly after my Deceass: and this with what I have Here to 
fore given to their father abel morss I account a Soficient portion 
for them out of my Estate. 



62 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item It is my will that if Either of my Daughters should not 
marey that then they may and shall have Liberty and a Priv- 
eledge to Live in the westerly End of my house as Long as they 
may have occasion or see Cause; and also the Priveledge to Cutt 
wood to Support one her — 

Item I Give to my Son Oliver morss my home Steed place 
whereon I Now Dwell with all the Buildings on the Same; and 
one Half of my Grist mill and one half of my Saw mill with the 
Priveledge of the stream Belonging to the same I also Give him 
my Desk and all the Remainder of my Reall and Personell Es- 
tate which I have not here in befor Disposed of, and I Do ap- 
poynt my s^ son Oliver morss to be my sole Executor of this my 
Last will and Testament he to Receive and pay all my Just 
Debts Due too and from my Estate : and to Pay all my Legacies 
which I have here appoynted: and my funurell Charges; Re- 
nouncing all other and former wills Bequests and Executors In 
witness to all herein Contained I Have hereunto affixed my hand 
and Seal the fifth Day of December annoq Domini 1760 first 
above Written 

Abel Morss 

[Witnesses] John Wadell, Robert Dickey, Sam* Emerson. 

[Proved May 25, 1763.] 

[Bond of Oliver Morse of Chester, with John Waddell of Lon- 
donderry as surety, in the sum of £500, May 25, 1763, for the 
execution of the will; witnesses, Cutts Shannon, William Parker.] 



WILLIAM MILES 1760 CANTERBURY 

In The Name of god Amen This Eighth Day of December 1760 
I William Miles of Canterbury in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Gentelman being Very sick and weak in body * * * 
Imprimes I give and bequeth to my well Beloved Wife Hannah 
all the stock and moveables Exetery Dureing her Naturall Life 
and the Improvement Thereof and at her Discease to be Equally 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 63 

Devided Betwixt Josiah Miles & Mary My Son and Daughter — 

Item I give My home place Supposed to Contain Sixty Eacers 
more or Less Equally Between the Above^^ Josiah Miles & Mary 
My Daughter & also My Intrest in the Intervail to be Equally 
Devided Between the Said Josiah and Mary — 

Item. I give to my Daughter Mary My Pue in the meeting 
house 

Item, I give and bequeth unto my Grandson Josiah Miles 
now Liveing With me one Hundred Acer Lot Orrigenally the 
Right of John Burnam it being Number forty three 

Item I give to My Grandsons William Miles & William Dollif 
all the Undevided Lands Belonging to the Above^<^ Hunderd 
Eacer Lot Number 43 ; — - Lastly I Do Constitute and ordain 
my well beloved Son Josiah Miles & Mary Dollif my To be 
Jointly the Executors * * * 

His 
William X Miles 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Jeremiah Clough, William Mcllvaine, Jeremiah 
Clough Juner. 

[Proved Jan. 28, 1761.] 

[Bond of Josiah Miles and Mary Dolloff, with John Dolloff, 
husband of Mary Dolloff, as surety, all of Canterbury, in the 
sum of £500, Jan. 28, 1761, for the execution of the will; wit- 
nesses, Thomas Clough, Samuel Shepard.] 

[Hannah Miles of Canterbury, widow, waives inventory 
Feb. 5, 1761; witnesses, Thomas Clough, Samuel Shepard.] 



JEDEDIAH WEEKS 1760 EPPING 

In the Name of God Amen I Jedidiah Weeks of Epping in the 
Province of New Hampshire Yeoman Diseased in Body * * * 

Impr' I give & Bequeath to my well beloved Wife Eleanor 
Weeks all my moveable Estate. 



64 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give & Bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Bridget 
Moses five pounds (old Tenor) to be paid her by My Executor 
within a Year after my Decease. 

Item I give & Bequeath to my well Beloved son Joseph Weeks 
all my Land and real Estate lying in Epping aforesaid ordering 
him to pay out ye Legacies herein given & bequeathed 

Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Thankful 
Weeks Five pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Executor within 
a year after my Decease 

Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved Son Josiah Weeks 
five pounds old tenor to be paid by my Executor at the age of 
Twenty One Years 

Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved Son Nath* Weeks 
five pounds old tenor to be paid by my Executor at the age of 
Twenty One years 

Item I give & bequeath to my well Beloved Son Joshua Weeks 
five pounds old tenor to be paid by my Executor at the age of 
twenty One Years 

Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Sarah 
Weeks five pounds old tenor to be paid by my Executor at the 
age of Eighteen Years 

Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved Son Jedidiah 
Weeks five pounds old tenor to be paid by my Executor at the 
age of twenty One years. 

Lilt™ I appoint & Ordain My well beloved Son Joseph Weeks 
above mentioned, to be my Sole Executor * * * 

In witness where of I have here unto Set my hand & Seal this 
Twelfth Day of December, in the Thirty fourth Year of his 
Majistys Reign Annoque Domini one Thousand Seven Hun- 
dred & Sixty. 

His 
Jedidiah Weeks X 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Ebenezer Fisk, Jacob Smith, Thomas Burley. 

[Proved March 25, 1761.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 65 

[Warrant, Jan. 28, 1761, authorizing Timothy Jones and 
Thomas Burleigh, both of Epping, yeomen, to appraise the es- 
tate.] 

[Inventory, March 24, 1761; amount, £1764. o. o; signed by 
Timothy Jones and Thomas Burleigh.] 



JOSHUA LANE 1760 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God amen: I Joshua Lane of Hampton in the 
Province of New Hampshire Cordwainer being weak in body 

^ ^ ^ 

Item I give and bequeath to my Beloved wife Bathsheba the 
East End of my Dwelling House During her widowhood as also 
the use of the Celler; and ordain that my son Josiah do Con- 
stantly find and provide for all the nesesarys and comforts of 
life both in sickness and in health During her widowhood; and 
all my Household goods I give to her to Dispose of as she shall 
think best amongst our Children; and also it is my will that my 
wife shall have keeping for two cows summer and winter yearly 
and every year During her widowhood provided for her by my 
son Josiah — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Samuel Lane fi\e 
pounds old Tenor to be paid by my son Josiah — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son William Lane five 
pounds old tenor to be paid by my son Josiah — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Joshua Lane five 
pounds old tenor to be paid by my son Josiah 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son John Lane five pounds 
old tenor to be paid by my son Josiah — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Isaiah Lane five 
pounds old tenor to be paid by my son Josiah — 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Jeremiah Lane five 
pounds old tenor to be paid by my son Josiah — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Ebenezer Lane five 
pounds old tenor to be paid by my son Josiah — 



66 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Shaw wife 
of Jonathan Shaw five pounds old tenor to be paid by my son 
Josiah — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Weare 
wife of Jonathan Weare five pounds old tenor to be paid by my 
son Josiah — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Abigail Berry 
wife of Thomas Berry five pounds old tenor to be paid by my 
son Josiah — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elisabeth Lane 
two hundred and fifty pounds old tenor to be paid by my said 
son Josiah — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Johnson 
wife of Joseph Johnson five pounds old tenor to be paid by my 
son Josiah — 

Item I give and Devise to my son Josiah Lane all my Real 
Estate viz: my Dwelling House and Barn, my Bark house and 
tan yard with all my Land, both planting Land and mowing and 
pasture Land with my two pieces of Salt marsh, and also my 
stock of Cattle horse and Sheep with all my other Personal 
Estate — 

Lastly I Do hereby ordain and appoint my son Samuel Lane 
and my son Josiah Lane Joint Executors * * * jj^ Witt- 
ness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the sixteenth 
Day of December in the thirty fourth year of His Majestys 
Reign Annoque Domini one thousand seven hundred and sixty 

Joshua Lane 

[Witnesses] Jonathan Godfrey, Joseph Philbrick junor, 
Jonathan Towle. 

[Proved June 25, 1766.] 

[Bond of Samuel Lane of Stratham, with Josiah Lane, cord- 
wainer, and Joseph Philbrick, yeoman, both of Hampton, as 
sureties, in the sum of £10,000, June 25, 1766, for the execution 
of the will; witnesses, Nathan Hoag, William Vaughan.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 67 

JEREMIAH LIBBY 1760 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Jeremiah Libbey of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire House wright being in Health 

* * * 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Lydia Brown twenty 
shillings old Tenor having already done for her what I design 
she shall have out of my Estate, onlv my Will is that no Demand 
shoud be made of her for the use of any part of my House that 
she has Improved Since her Widowhood — Provided she makes 
no Demand for services done me 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Abigail Pike twenty 
Shillings old Tenor having already given her w^hat I design for her 

Item I give to my Grand Children John & Jeremiah the sons of 
my Son Jeremiah Deceasd Ten shillings Each — old Tenor. 

Item I give to my Grand Child Hannah Ayers ten shillings old 
Tenor having given her mother W'hat I coud Afford her out of my 
Estate 

Item I give to my Grand Children Mary & John the Children of 
my son Theodore Deceas'd to Each of them ten shillings old Tenor 

Item as I have had money & other things of my Son George I 
am in Debt for the same I hereby Order & Direct that the said 
Debt be paid out of my Estate and what ever I shall Ow^e his 
Estate at my Decease & for the Charges of my funeral, and all 
the rest and Residue of my Estate Real & Personal I give & 
Devise the use & Improvement thereof to Elizabeth Libbey my 
Daughter in Law during her Widowhood and after her Decease 
or Second Marriage It is my will <^ I hereby give & Devise the 
said Estate to my Grandson George Libbey & my Grand Daugh- 
ter Jane Libbey the Children of my Son George Equally Divided 
between them & their Heirs & Assigns forever And I hereby 
Constitute and Appoint the said Elizabeth Sole Executrix 

* * * In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand Seal 
the iS^*" Day of December Anno Domini 1760 — 

Jeremiah Libbey 



68 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Witnesses] William King, William Parker, Solomon Lowd 
Jun^ 

In the Name of God Amen I Jeremiah Libbey above Named 
having made the foregoing Will and it being now necessary to 
make Some alteration do make this as a Codicel to my Said Will 
That is I give to my Daughter Lydia Brown the use of the house 
which she now lives in and has Improved for Some time past so 
long as she remains unmarried & continues in a Single State — 

I also give to her Daughter Lydia my Grand Daughter In 
consideration of her Services done for me the bed on which I 
usually lay with the Curtains Bed Clothes and furniture there 
of and also my warming pan and as the Executor of 
the foregoing Will is Deceased I appoint my Grandson George 
Libbey the Execuf of this my Said last Will and Testament and 
in all other things I Confirm the said Will & Testament In Wit- 
ness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the twenty 
fifth Day of March 1765 

J re Libbey 

[Witnesses] William Parker, Matt Standly Parker, W" 
Vaughan. 

[Proved June 19, 1766.] 



WYMAN WISE 1760 PLAISTOW 

[Guardianship of Sarah Wise, minor, more than 14 years old, 
daughter of Wyman Wise of Plaistow, was granted to Joseph 
Hale of Haverhill, Mass., Dec. 29, 1760.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 337, p. 459.] 

[Bond of Joseph Hale, husbandman, with Enoch Bartlett, 
merchant, and Jeremiah Hazelton, cordwainer, both of Haver- 
hill, Mass., as sureties, in the sum of £1000, Dec. 29, 1760; 
witnesses, Daniel Appleton and James Tarbox.j 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 69 

WILLIAM OTTERSON 1760 CHESTER 

[Bond of Jane Otterson of Chester, widow, with James Otter- 
son and John Otterson, both of Londonderry, weavers, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Dec. 31, 1760, for the administra- 
tion of the estate of William Otterson of Chester, yeoman ; wit- 
nesses, William Hogg, Robert Wallace.] 

[Inventory; amount, £1456. 2. o; attested April 22, 1761, 
by Joseph Brown and David McAllister, appraisers.] 



JOHN ALEXANDER 1761 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God amen the Ninth Day of Jan'^ one thou- 
sand Seven houndred and Sixty one I John Alexander of London- 
derry within his Maj^'^ provance of Newhampshir in Newingland 
yeman being Edged and fraiell * * * 

Imprimisses I Give and bequeth unto my Son James Alex'^'' 
all the beding that is in my house or that I am possesed of Ex- 
ceping one bede and my Grate pote that he setisfyd me for before 
and My End Irenes tramble fier Shovell and tongs — ■ 

Itam I Give and bequeth unto My Doughter in Law Jannett 
Alex'^'' my ovell table one fine flax Comb one two yerold hefer 
and one Grate Note bole — 

Itam I allow my Exa'"^ in the term of four years after my deces 
to give one yerold hefer out of my Estat to my Grand Child 
John Jnings — 

Item I bequeth unto my Son Rob'' Alex'^'" and my Doughter 
ann Alex'^'" besids their full share thy have Gote before this 
Part one pound Each new tener — 

and the Remening parte of what of my Estat that I have Not 
yete bequethed I allow to pay my funerall Charges at my Deces 

and if there is any parte Remening of s*^ Estat I allow it to be 
Equelly Divided amongst three of my Children (viz) James 
Jnings Will™ Dunken and James Alex*^' and leckwise I Constute 



70 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

make and ordain my well beloved Son James Alex'*'" to be my 
Sole Exacuter * * * 

John Alexander 

[Witnesses] James Wallace, Nathaniel Campbell, Mo^ Barnett. 

[Proved June 28, 1763.] 

[Inventory, July 2, 1763; amount, £905. 6. o; signed by Moses 
Barnett and James Wallace. An addition of £2. 12.0 was made 
Feb 4, 1764.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £906. 3. o; expenditures, 
£579. 2. 8; allowed June 27, 1764.] 



JOSEPH LAWRENCE 1761 STRATH AM 

In The Name of God Amen This Ninth Day of January anno 
Domini 1761 I Joseph Lawarnce of Stratham in the province of 
Newhamp"" yeoman being but Weake of body * * * 

first I Give unto my Well beloved Wife Mehitabel and to her 
Disposel for Ever all my Hausel Goods with in Dores & all my 
Stock of Catel horses Sheep & swine; and alls I give unto my 
said wife During her natural life or so long as Shee Remains my 
widow the use and Improvement of my Dwelling House that 
I now life in and the use of my Barn & orchard and all my Land 
in Stratham Exeter or Elsewhere and Likewise I give unto my 
said wife the use and Impovm"^ of my Negro man named Dick 
Glassgo During the turm above mentioned, and my will is that 
Emeaditaly at my wife decease or marreg my said negro man 
shall have his time and be a free man 

Iti" I Give unto my Son Joseph Lawrance five Shilings new 
tenor and to be paid to him in one year after my Decease by my 
Executor hereafter mentioned my Said Son having Received The 
greatest part of his Portision by Dead 

Iti™ I Give unto my Son David Laurance five Shilings new 
tener and to be paid in one year after my Decease by my Execu- 
tor hereafter mentioned my Said Son David having Recived 
the greatest Part of his Portision allready by Dead 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 7I 

Iti'° I Give unto my Daughter Mary Smith five Shilings new 
tenor and to be Paid to her in one year after my Decease by my 
Executor hereafter mentioned my Said Daughter mary having 
Recived the gratest Part of her Portision all Readey 

Iti™ I Give unto my Daughter Cathrine Bennet five Shilings 
new tenor and to be paid to her in one year after my Decease by 
my Executo here after mentioned my said Daughter Cathrine 
having Recived the greatest Part of her Portision allreadey 

Iti™ I Give unto Daughter Margaret Flanders five Shilings 
new tenor and to be Paid to her in one year after my Decease by 
my Executor here after mentioned my said Daughter margret 
having Recived the greatest Part of her Portision allreadey 

Iti'" I Give unto my Daughter Meheteibel Good wing five 
shilings new tenor and to be Paid to her in one year after my 
Decease by my Excutor here after mentioned my Daughter 
mehetabel having Recived the greatest Part of her Portision all 
Readey 

It"" I Give to my Son Tilton Lawrance and to heirs and assings 
for Ever all my Dwelling House and barn in Stratham and all my 
Land in Stratham Exeter or Else where be the same more or 
Less That I have not all Readey Desposed of by Dead he my 
said son to Com into Possession There of at his mother Decease 
or marage and Likewise I Give unto my said son Tilton Lawrance 
and to his heirs &c all my salt marsh in Hampton Falls be The 
same more or less and all my utensells for Husbandry and all my 
Wearing apparill he my said son Tilton Paying all my Just Debts 
furnal Charges <& leagecys as before mentioned in this my Last 
Will & Testement 

Lastly I Do here by Constetue & apoint my Son Tilton Law- 
rance to be sole Executor * * * 

his 
Joseph X Lawrance 
mark 

[Witnesses] Samuel Goodhue, David Burly, Theo^ Smith. 

[Proved May 26, 1762.] 



72 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Tilton Lawrence of Stratham, yeoman, with Theophl- 
lus Smith of Exeter and David Burleigh of Stratham, yeoman, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, May 26, 1762, for the execution of 
the will; witnesses, William Parker, Joseph March.] 

[Mehitabel Lawrence, widow, waives inventory April 30, 
1762; witnesses, Samuel Goodhue, Theophilus Smith.] 



JOHN MELOON 1761 NEWMARKET 

In the Name of God Amen I John Meloon of New Markett in 
the Province of New Hampsh'" Yeoman being Sick and appre- 
hensive of my approaching Dissolution * * * 

Item I Constitute and appoint Henry Meloon my well Beloved 
Brother Sole Executor of this my last will and Testament — 

Item I hereby will and ordain that out of my personall Estate all 
my Just debts be Duly paid in a Reasonable time by my Executor 

Item I will and ordain that Mirriam Meloon be properly & 
Decently Clothed in morning apparrel after my decease out of 
my Personall Estate by my Executor 

Item I Give to my Executor before named all the Remainder 
of my personall Estate wheresoever it may be found 

Item I Give to Joseph Meloon & Sammuel Meloon the two 
Sons of my Brother Henrey before-named all my Real Estate 
wheresoever it may be found or Justly made to appear to be 
Equally Divided betwixt them and to their Heirs and assigns 
forever * * * 

Dated this 12*^ Day of January 1761 & in the 34*'' Year of his 
Majisties Reign 

his 
John X Meloon 
mark 
her 

[Witnesses] Abner Haines, Anth^ Emery, Elizabeth X Jackson 

mark 

[Proved Feb. 25, 1761.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 73 

[Bond of William Weelcs, gentleman, with Nathan Johnson 
and Joseph Meloon as sureties, all of Greenland, in the sum of 
£500, Feb. 25, 1 761, for the execution of the will; witnesses, 
William Parker, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 25, 1761, authorizing Abner Haines and David 
Simpson, both of Greenland, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, March 17, 1761; amount, £977. 10. o, personal 
estate; signed by David Simpson and Abner Haines.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £3903. 19-3; expenditures, 
£3721. 14. 6; allowed March 28, 1770.] 



STEPHEN GLAZIER 1761 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Stephen Glazier of Durham, 
cordwainer, granted to Benjamin Glazier of Durham, cord- 
wainer, Jan. 14, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 5.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Glazier, blacksmith, with Jeremiah Burn- 
ham, yeoman, and Winborn Adams, trader, as sureties, all of 
Durham, in the sum of £500, Jan. 14, 1761, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, Samuel Parker.] 



JOSEPH NORTON 1761 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Norton of Portsmouth, 
yeoman, granted to John Norton and Jonathan Norton, yeomen, 
Jan. 16, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 7.] 

[Bond of John Norton and Jonathan Norton, yeomen, with 
John Avery of Stratham and Eleazer Gate of Greenland, yeo- 
men, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, Jan. 16, 1761, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, Solo- 
mon Loud, Jr.] 



74 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Jan. i6, 1761, authorizing Richard Jenness, 3d, and 
Joseph Langdon, gentleman, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 25, 1761; amount, £11,585. o. o; signed by 
Joseph Langdon and Richard Jenness, 3d.] 

[Samuel Norton of Portsmouth, aged about 19 years, son of 
Joseph Norton, makes choice of Jonathan Longfellow of Rye, 
yeoman, as his guardian Dec. 24, 1760; witnesses, Joshua Jen- 
ness, William Parker.] 

[Guardianship of Abigail Norton, minor, aged more than 14 
years, daughter of Joseph Norton, granted to John Norton of 
Portsmouth Oct. 15, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 249.] 

[Bond of John Norton of Portsmouth, with Israel Marden of 
Portsmouth and James Philbrick of Rye as sureties, in the sum 
of £500, Oct. 15, 1 761, for the guardianship of Abigail Norton; 
witnesses, William Parker, William Vaughan.] 

[Warrant, April 20, 1762, authorizing Hunking Wentworth, 
Joseph Langdon, gentleman, John Langdon, yeoman, all of 
Portsmouth, Richard Jenness, 3d, and Amos Seavey, yeoman, 
both of Rye, to divide the real estate among the eight children.] 

[Report of the committee. May 26, 1762, advising against a 
division, recommending that the whole be settled on the oldest 
son, and appraising the real estate at £9600. o. o, exclusive of 
John Norton's house; signed by Hunking Wentworth, Joseph 
Langdon, and John Langdon.] 

[Decree of court. May 2, 1763, settling the real estate on John 
Norton, oldest son, mentioning one son less than 21, and one 
daughter less than 18 years of age.] 

[Bond of John Norton, with Jonathan Norton as surety, both 
of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, May 2, 1763, for the payment 
to the other children of their shares; witnesses, William Parker, 
William Vaughan,] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 75 

JOHN BEDEL 1761 SALEM 

Salem Jan''^ 16, 1761 

To the Hon^''^ Judge of Probate of Wills of the Province of 
New Hampshire 

The Humble Petition of us the Subscribers Select-Men of 
Salem Sheweth That John Bedel of Salem & his wife after having 
put themselves & Family under the Care of the Select-Men & 
are Since dead of the Small Pox upon which Account S'^ Select- 
Men have been at great Charges & likewise at Charges in taking 
care of & binding out the Children one of which is under Six 
Years therefore your Petitioners pray that Daniel Peaslee Esq"" 
being One of the Select-Men may be appointed Administrator 
on the Estate of S'^ John Bedel & your Petitioners shall ever pray 

Daniel Mussey 1 Select-Men 
Richard Dow / of Salem 

[Administration on the estate of John Bedel of Salem, yeo- 
man, granted to Daniel Peaslee of Salem April 2, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 67.] 

[Bond of Daniel Peaselee, with Daniel Little of Hampstead 
and Matthew Thornton of Londonderry as sureties, in the sum 
of £500, April 2, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Parker, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Warrant, April 2, 1761, authorizing John Hall, Jr., and 
Andrew Balch, both of Salem, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 6, 1761 ; amount, £540. o. o; signed by John 
Hall, Jr., and Andrew Balch.] 

[Warrant, June 17, 1761, authorizing John Hall, Jr., and x^n- 
drew Balch to receive claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims, July 6, 1761 ; amount, £1688. 5. 3; signed by 
John Hall, Jr., and Andrew Balch.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £1172. 15. 8; ex- 
penditures, £181. 4. o; allowed May 26, 1762.] 



76 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOHN SLEEPER 1761 BRENTWOOD 

In the fear and Love of God Amen. I John Sleeper of Brint- 
wood in the Province of newhampshier in new England Trader 
being not well * * * ^ly Body to be Decently buried in the 
friends buring yard in Brintwood, near my Mantion house, by 
the side of my Dear Daughter Apphia, * * * 

Impremes I Give and bequeth unto my Dearly beloved wife" 
Apphia all the incoms and profits of all my Estate for the bringing 
up of my Dear Children untill they Come of Age, to Dispose of 
as she thinks best for their profit, so long as She Remains my 
widow, or if she Remains my widow so long if not Each one to 
have their portion hereafter aloted them in this my will. Item: 
I give and bequeth to my Daughter Margaret Sleeper if She 
obeys her mother in matching five hundred pounds old tenor to 
be paid to her at her Marriage in Money if She peleases her 
mother or houshold stufT equal to Dollers at six pounds old ten 
^ Doller, & also one Cow & two sheep at her marrage day afore- 
said. Item I give and bequeth to my Son Peter Sanborn Sleeper, 
all that part of the place I had of W"" Smith laying on the south 
side of the Lane that goes from Nicolas Dollers to Crowlys 
falls, with the buildings thereon ; and the six acres that I bought 
of Charles young adjoining to it: & the little pasture laying 
between the land that I had of wm smith aforesaid and the 
widow Catharine smiths or her son Ithiel smiths land, bounding 
notherly on the lane aforesd, & southerly at the fence where it 
now stands when he Comes of the age of twenty one years, & a 
yoke of oxen: Item I give and bequeth to my son John sleeper 
and to my son Solomon sleeper my Mantion house & barn, and 
the home stead or place being about sixteen or twenty acres, 
their Mother having the sole & full Command of the house & 
barn so long as She Remains my widow : also I give to my sons 
John & Solomon aforesaid the twenty acres of Meadow land 
w"'' I purchased of Jonathan & Jeremiah Glidden laying near 
James youngs with all the previlidges Contain^ in the Deed 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 77 

-w"^ I had of sd Glidden and also the twenty two acres of land, 
w'='' I purchesed of John Been by Deed, and also my upper pas- 
ture so Calld laying between the s'* twenty two acres and the 
aforesd Catharine smith & her son Ithyel smiths land & so 
binding Easterly & southerly on Jonathan Gliddens land to the 
head of the lane to be Equally Devided between them when 
Solomon Comes of age, their mother to have the sole Command 
of the house & barn as long as she Remains my widow also I 
give to my Said Sons John & Solomon forty acres of land w^ 
I purches^ of John Dudly laying a little below Cavilly mills 
so Cald in Brintwood and also one yoke of oxen. Item I give 
to my son Peter aforesd that ten acres of land lying a little above 
Cavilly mills joining to land that I Sold to Edward Scribner & 
Daniel moodys wife it being the Easterly End of that land W''^ 
I purchesed of John Scribner. Item I give to my Son Peter 
afores^ ten acres of land on the notherly sid of y" lane before 
mentioned adjoining to Edward smiths land, & to be near of a 
wedth at Each End, binding at the southerly End on the lane 
aforesaid & at the northerly End on alexander Robards land 
also I give to my son peter aforesd all the lane aforesd as far as 
it lays through my land, I having never given it nor had I never 
any satisfaction for it from the parish, nor any other ways that 
have been laid through my land. 

Item I give & bequeth to my son Moses Sleeper the Remaining 
part of my land laying on the northerly side of the lane aforesaid 
lying between the last ten acres I have given my son peter, and 
Charles young and Thomas Gordons land thirty acres be it 
more or less & binding northely on Exeter River & also I give 
to my son Moses that house barn & land w'='' I purchased of 
Daniel Gordon Juner, & also I give to my son Moses my twenty 
acres more or less at Dear hill Mill pond w"^ I purchased of 
Edward Colcard Juner, when he Comes of age all the lands above 
mentioned laying in Brintwood aforesd. Item I give & bequeth 
to my son Moses aforesaid one yoke of oxen when he Comes of 
age Item I give and bequeth to my Dear Daughter Apphia 



78 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Sleeper five hundred pounds old tenor Equal to Dollers at Six 
pounds ^ Doller and one Cow & two sheep when she Comes of 
age or at her marrage day. Item I give & bequeth unto my 
two Daughters aforesaid all my houshold Stuff to be Equally 
Devided between them after my wifes Decease Excepting what 
will be hereafter mentioned. Item I give & bequeth the above 
Legecies to the Children above mentioned to them & their heirs 
& assigns for Ever. Item I give & bequeth unto my son peter 
aforesaid one Volum of mr pools anotation on the bible, the 
other Volum to my Son Moses, my Case of Bottles & gold But- 
tons & Book Case to my son John ; my Clock to my son Solomon : 
my Great Glass Bottle to my son Moses, my wearing appearl 
to peter, & silver Knee buckles: my English great bible to John: 
a small Bible to Margaret & a small Bible to Apphia; my other 
Books to be Equally Devided between them by their mother, 
when she peases; Item I give & bequeth unto my Brother Samuel 
Sleeper my two hundred acres lot of land in Kingstown or all 
that Can be Recovered for it; but if he Cannot hold the Lot 
nor Recover any thing for it, he shall not take any thing out of 
my Estate for it or in Lieu of it; I also give to my sd Brothers 
wife hannah Sleeper all the household stuff Contain*^ in a deed 
^ch j^g gave me of sd houshold Stuff & some lands with it, that 
is the houshold stuff & land was both Contained in one Deed 
to me bearing Date the thirteenth day of July 1758, and I give 
it to the said hannah his wife back again provided & on Condi- 
tions that he the s'^ Samuel my Brother pays me or my Executors 
or heirs about one hundred pounds old tenor w^ I lent him in 
the year past, & stands Due on book & the interest of it at 15 
^ cent untill paid from the time he had it & not Else 

Item I do hereby authorize and impower my Executors here- 
after named to sell and Dispose of my hundred acre lot of land 
at Shutes plane so Caled in Chester w<='' I bought of Cap* Eze- 
kiel worthin Joseph prescot David mody & others & my half 
Right in Chichester of about two hundred acres, & my Right & 
an half in hailes Town So Caled of about four hundred acres 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 79 

w""^ half Right in Chichester & an Right & an half in hales town 
aforesd I bought of my Brother Samuel Sleeper aforesd, and all 
my Right & title in the Real & personal Estate of Richard 
Glidden of Brintwood, late Deceased, w<='' I bought of Daniel 
moody & his wife by Deed bearing Date august the 24*^ I757, 
to the best advantage to help pay my Debts & the Legies before 
mentioned, and my will is that if any of the Said Richard 
Gliddens sons will pay the money w'' is three hundred pounds 
old tenor w^ I paid for sd Right and the Interest at 15 ^ Cent 
from the time that I bought it, that my Executor Shall give 
them a Deed of it back again, and my will is that if my Brother 
Jonathan Sleeper will pay my heirs or Ex<^" one hundred pounds 
old tenor Down that my Estate shall pay the whole of what is 
Due on a bond w"^ my Dear father & I gave to Collonel Henry 
Sherben Esq'' togather & not Else, and my will is that if Sarah 
west lives with my wife untill she is Eighteen years old & behaves 
in a DutifuU manner that she shall then have one Cow, & two 
Decent suits of apperl one for sabath day & one for Every day 
and my will is that if apphia Sleeper Brother Moses Daughter 
lives with my wife till She is Eighteen years old & behaves in a 
Dutifull manner that she shall then have one Cow, & two Suits 
of Decent apparl one for sabath day & one for Every day, & 
my will is that my pue Shall be for the use of my whole family 
when they or any of them see fit to sit in it, and if they nor any 
of them do not think fit to use it, they may Sell it, or rent it out, 
and my will is that if the friends unite in love to build a new 
Meeting house, near where the old one is, that my Estate shall 
pay fifty pounds old tenor toward it, if my wife sees fit: and my 
will is that my wife shall let the sons, as they want use the Tools 
& implements of husbandry, and my will is that my Just Debts 
shall be paid out of my Debts Due to me, and I do hereby Con- 
stitute & ordain my Trusty and well beloved friend Daniel 
Beede to be Sole Executor * * * in witness whereof I do 
hereunto set my hand & seal this twenty forth Day of January 
in year of our lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and Sixty 



80 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

one N. B. I have about five or six acres of land near Dudlys 
mill so Cald w'^'^ I would have my Ex''" sell to samuel Dudly 
w"*" was allow^ to the adkinsons by Chester, & I bought of the 
adkinsons or sell it to any other man if Dudly wont buy it 
N B my will is that Sarah west and apphia Sleeper Shall have 
the Legecases above written if they have their helth and Strength 
to Do their Servise and not Else & I Do ordain my well Beloved 
wife apphia Sleeper to be an Executor of this my will and Teste- 
ment with my Trusty and well beloved friend Daniel Beede 
aforsaid & that thay Shall have Equall power therin all the later 
Clause was added and wrote by the Testators own hand before 
Signing & Sealing 

John Sleeper 

[Witnesses] Chase Smith, Stephen Dudley Juner, William 
Dowlin. 

[Proved May 27, 1761.] 

[Inventory, June, 1761; amount, £36,583. 7. 9; signed by 
James Bean and Jonathan Smith.] 

[License to Daniel Beede and Apphia Dudley, executors, 
March 4, 1767, to sell real estate.] 

[Account of the executors, Daniel Beede, Samuel Dudley, Jr., 
and Apphia Dudley, his wife, formerly Apphia Sleeper; receipts, 
£407. 2. 5; expenditures, £464. 8. 11 ; mentions that the de- 
ceased died of small pox; allowed June 29, 1768.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £50. o. o; expenditures, £311. 
15. 6; mentions "maintenance of the said Apphia's Family two 
years viz* 1761 & 1762 . . . paid her Daughter Margaret's 
Portion"; allowed Aug. 30, 1768.] 

Province of 1 We the Subscribers being appointed a 

New Hamps' J Committee by the hono'« John Wentworth 

Esq' Judge of the Probats of wills and for Said Province to 

Seet off to aphia Dudley Late wife of John Sleeper Late of 

Brentwood in Said Province Trader Deceas"^ her Dower or thirds 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 8 1 

of the Real Estate her Said husband was seasd of at the time of 
his Deseas and accordingly we have Don it and have Set it off in 
Severil Pieces which are as follows : viz : firstly a Certain Piece of 
Land Situate in Brintwood aforesaid Containing twenty Eight 
acres more or less bounded as follows begining at the South end 
at a Pare of bars at the end of a high way and one Road to the 
East of Glitens Land called and Runing northerly on a straight 
Line to a Stake and Stones in the fence and to the Land which 
was William Smiths, and Runing Easterly by said fence untill it 
Coms to Land of John Philips Esq"" and Runing Southerly by 
Said Philips Land untill it Coms to Land of Benj^ Scribners and 
Runing and binding upon Said Scribners Land untill it Coms to 
the bars where we began — also another Piece of Land in Said 
brintwood Called the Smith Place Contaning fourteen acres and 
one half acre more or less bounded as follows begining at the 
northwesterly Coner of Said Land which is the northeasterly 
coner of Land of Eli beedes and upon the high way which Leeds 
from cralles mill so called to nichlous Dolloffs house and Runing 
Easterly by Said way thirty Six Rods : thence begining again at 
Said Corner and Runing Southerly by Said Beedes Land untill 
it Comes to the cross fence and then Runing Easterly by Said 
fence thirty Six Rods and from thence on a Straight Line to the 
Easterly End of the thirty six Rods and way before mentioned : 
also another Piece of Land in brintwood aforesaid Containing 
Twelve acres and one half acre more or less it being all that Piece 
of Land which Said Sleeper Purchased of Daniel Gordon Laying 
on the Southerly Side of the high way before Mentioned : also an- 
other Piece of Land in Brintwood aforesaid at a Place Called the 
woods Paster and it Lays on the northerly Side of said way be- 
gining at the Said way by land of Job Keneystons and Runing 
northerly by said Keneystons Land untill it Coms to land of 
Elixsander Roberds and Runing Easterly by Said Roberdses 
Land to a Stake and Stons and from thence Runing South to the 
way as aforesaid and is fourteen Rods wide upon said way and 
Contains six acres and a half more or less also another Piece of 



82 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Land Laying in the same woods Paster so called as aforesaid 
Contaning teen acres more or less and is bounded as follows Be- 
gining at a white oak Tree which stands upon the northerly 
Side of said high way from thence Runing Easterly by Said way 
Eighteen Rods to a Stake and Stons and from thence Runing 
north untill it Coms to Exeter Grat frash River so called and 
Runing up said River untill it Coms to land of Said Elexsander 
Roberds and binding upon Said Roberdses land untill it Coms to 
a Stake and Stons in the fence and from thence on a Straight 
Line to the white ock tree and way before mentioned this we 
make our Retorn as witness our hands — • 

Dated at Brintwood the s'^ Day of October 1768 — 

Jon" Swain 1 

John Folsham [ Committee 
Dan' Swett > 



ABNER KIMBALL 1761 HAVERHILL, MASS. 

[Dinah Kimball, administratrix in Massachusetts, renounces 
administration in New Hampshire on the estate of her husband, 
Abner Kimball of Haverhill, Mass., who died "Some years ago 
Intestate," several of his children being of full age, in favor of 
her son-in-law, Thomas Hoyt of Amesbury, Mass.; dated Jan. 
28, 1 761; witnesses, Elizabeth Toppan, Enoch Bartlett. James 
Clement of Rumford, husband of one of the daughters of the 
deceased, and Ebenezer Kimball, a son, concur, stating that 
Ebenezer Kimball is the oldest son, and not of full age. 

Dinah Kimball, guardian, Ebenezer Kimball, and James 
Clement desire that Isaac Chandler, Matthew Stanley, and 
Timothy Clement of New Hopkinton may be appointed ap- 
praisers, and that Joseph Wright, gentleman, and Oliver Sanders, 
yeoman, both of Salem, Timothy Ladd of Plaistow, Timothy 
Walker of Rumford, and Isaac Chandler, Jr., of New Hopkinton 
be appointed a committee to divide the estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 83 

[Administration on the estate of Abner Kimball of Haverhill, 
Mass., yeoman, granted to Thomas Hoyt of Amesbury, Mass., 
tanner, March 25, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 57.] 

[Bond of Thomas Hoyt, with Jeremiah Page of Epping, yeo- 
man, and Benjamin Prescott of Kensington, gentleman, as sure- 
ties, in the sum of £500, March 25, 1761, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, David Sewall, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 6, 1761 ; amount, £2392. o. o; signed by Isaac 
Chandler, Matthew Stanley, and Timothy Clement.] 

[Warrant, March 25, 1761, authorizing Joseph Wright, gentle- 
man, Oliver Sanders, yeoman, both of New Salem, Timothy 
Ladd of Plaistow, yeoman, Caleb Page of Starkstown, husband- 
man, and Isaac Chandler, Jr., of New Hopkinton, husbandman, 
to divide the real estate.] 

Province of \ June i"* 1761. Pursuant to a Warrant 
New Hampshire / from the Hon^'*^ Richard Wibird Esq"" 
Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for said Province Dated the 
25*"^ day of March 1761 — 

We the Subscribers have Divided that Part of the Estate of 
Abener Kimball Late of Haverhill in the County of Essex Yeo- 
man Dec^ Intestate which lies in New Hopkinton in New Hamp- 
shire, in the following manner — 

To Ebenezer, being the Eldest Son, To Thomas Hoit in the 
Right of Miriam, his Wife, being the Eldest Daughter, And to 
James Clement in the Right of Anna his Wife being the Second 
Daughter, Two Forty acre Lots, one Lying on the Northerly 
Side of the Highway Leading through Said New Hopkinton & 
Adjoins on the Easterly Side on Land of Abraham Kimball & 
on the Westerly Side on Land of the Heirs of Aaron Kimball 
Dec^, The other Forty acre Lot Lying & being on the Northerly 
Side of Land of Enoch Eastman & is N° 14, Both which Lots are 
Bounded as they are Recorded in the Records of Said New Hop- 



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kinton — also their Equal Share in the Common & undivided 
Lands in said New Hopkinton, meaning two shares to the oldest 
Son, which is their full Share, They being of full age & Choose to 
hold it Jointly. 

To Barnard, the Second Son, The westerly moiety or half 
Part of the Eighty acre Lot N° i8, in the North Range. 

To Moses the third Son The Easterly Moiety or half Part of 
said Lot, the same being divided by a Line through it & bounded 
at the Northerly End of said Line by a stake & stones, & also 
by a Stake & Stones at the Southerly end. Also to Barnard the 
westerly half Part of a Meadow Lot N" 6 & To Moses the East- 
erly half Part of Said Lot, the lot Contains about Ten Acres & 
is divided by a Line through it & bounded by a stake at each End 
of Said Line, Both which Tracts or Lots of Land are Bounded as 
they are Recorded in the Records of Said New Hopkinston. 
Also their Equal Shares in the Common & Undivided Lands 
in Said New Hopkinston 

Timothy Ladd 
Isaac Chandler jun 
Caleb Page 

Committee 

Province of 1 June y^ 3*^ 1761 — Pursuant to a War- 
New Hampshire j rant from the Hon''^^ Richard Wibird Esq' 
Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for said Province Dated y 25 
of march 1761 Wee the subscribers Have Divided that Part of 
the estate of Abner Kimble Late of Haverhill Decs'^ which Lies 
in Salem In the Province of New Hampshire afors<^ In manner 
following 

To Moses Kimball the youngest son Twelve acres and 3^ of 
Land Lying in Salem afors'^ Said Land Lays Joyning on the 
westerly side of the Roade that Leads from Leiu* Joseph Wrights 
To Salem meeting House and southerly on Land of James ford 
and Solomon Kimball Said Lott of Land is Twelve Roods and 
Half wide on said Roade and Bound with stakes & stones and 



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Holds Its Wedth Westwardly to the River Called Spiket 
River — 

To Earned Kimball the second son Twelve acres & ^ of 
Land Begining at the aboves'^ stake and stones the abovs'^ 
Moses' Northeast Corner Bounds By the Road thence Northerly 
By said Roade twelve pools and Half to a stake and stones 
Thence Westerly Holding its Wedth to the aboves'* River 

To Ebenezer Kimball the Eldest son, To Thomas Hoyt in the 
Right of miriam His w^ife Being the Eldest Daughter and To 
James Clement in the Right of anna His w^ife Being the Second 
Daughter Forty one acres of Land Lying on the abovs'^ Roade 
Begining with a stake and stones the aboves*^ Barnad's Northest 
Corner Bounds Thence Northerly By s'* Road to Land of Nath'* 
Peasle Sargent Thence By s^ Sargents Land To the aboves'^ 
River Thence By s'^ River to the aboves'^ Barnads Land and So 
to y Bounds first mentioned These Last mentioned all Being 
of full age Chuse to hold Thare parts Joyntly (meaning Two 
shears to the Eldest son) 

Joseph Wright 1 

Oliver Sanders [ Comittee 

Timothy Ladd 



JOHN WEYMOUTH 1761 ROCHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of John Weymouth of Rochester, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Phoebe Weymouth, Jan, 28, 
1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 18.] 

[Bond of Phoebe Weymouth, with John Elliot, glazier, and 
Benjamin Parker, merchant, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, in 
the sum of £500, Jan. 28, 1761, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, William Parker, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 28, 1761, authorizing Isaac Libby and Josiah 
Main, both of Rochester, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 



86 ' NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, attested May 27, 1761 ; amount, £561. 9. 6; signed 
by Isaac Libby and Josiah Main.] 



JOSEPH HAINES 1761 GREENLAND 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Haines of Greenland, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Mary Haines, Jan. 28, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 14.] 

[Bond of Mary Haines, with WiUiam Berry and Thomas Berry, 
yeomen, as sureties, all of Greenland, in the sum of £1000, Jan. 
28, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; witness, William 
Parker.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 4, 1761; amount, £5290. o. o; signed by 
Thomas Odiorne and Richard Jenness, 3d.] 

[License to Jeremiah Locke of Rye and his wife, Mary Locke, 
administratrix, Feb. 4, 1762, to sell real estate.] 

[Account of Jeremiah Locke and his wife Mary, administra- 
trix; receipts, £2235. o. o; expenditures, £1891. 17. o; allowed 
May 30, 1764.] 

[Citation, April 16, 1793, to Isaac Jenness of North Hampton 
and his wife Mercy, to appear in answer to the petition of Jere- 
miah Locke for license to sell real estate.] 

[Warrant, May 13, 1793, authorizing Moses Leavitt, Daniel 
Gookin, James Wedgwood, all of North Hampton, Enoch Clark 
and Jabez Sanborn, both of Greenland, to set off the widow's 
dower.] 

By Order of the Hon*''*' Oliver Peabody Esq"" appointing Moses 
Leavitt Daniel Gookin and James Wedgwood Esq" Enock Clark 
and Jabez Sanborn Yeoman a Committee to set off to Mary 
Lock her Dower: We the above named Committee have set off 
to the said Mary Lock her Dower in the manner following Viz 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 87 

Beginning at the Northeast corner and running Westerly by 
land of Knock Clark Eighty two rods, thence southerly Thirty 
two rods by land of William Weeks and Robert T, Philbrook to a 
Stake and Stones, from thence by land Capt Bailey bought of 
Isaac Jenness easterly Eighty rods to a stake & stones which 
line will strike the fence by the highway Twenty six rods from the 
North east corner, and from the last mentioned stake and stones, 
to a stake and Stones which are six feet Northerly of the house, 
from thence in a parellel line with the house to a stake & Stones 
by the highway, & from thence to the first bounds with the east- 
erly half of the large house, the privilege of the Well and the yard 
round the house containing about fourteen acres more or less 
which by consent of the parties is her full Third of the farm in 
Greenland, and the Lot of land in Epsom 

Greenland May 24*^ 1793 Moses Leavitt 

Dan" Gookin 
James Wedgwood 
E. Clark 
Jabez Sanborn 



JACOB BASFORD 1761 CHESTER 

[Bond of Abigail Basford, widow, with John Knowles of 
Chester and Joseph Brown of Rye, yeomen, as sureties, amount 
not mentioned, Jan. 28, 1761, for the administration of the estate 
of Jacob Basford of Chester; witness, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 28, 1761, authorizing Elisha Locke and Jethro 
Batchelder, both of Chester, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 12, 1761; amount, £10,884. <^- o; signed by 
Elisha Locke and Jethro Batchelder.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, personal estate as 
inventoried and £491. o. o, £672. 3. 6; mentions "one Child of 
the Dec*^ 3 years old at the time of the Dec<^* death"; allowed 
Nov. 25, 1761.] 



88 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Province of "l By Virtue of a warrant to us Directed by the 
Newhampshire J Honnora^" John Wentworth Esq"" Judge of 
the Probate for sd province to Divide the Estate of Jacob Basford 
Deceased amongst His Heirs: we have Done it in the following 
mannor and forme — 

first we set of To Abigail Basford widow of said Deceased one 
full third of the Reall Estate Bounded as followeth containing 
about thirty Two acres first at a stake and stones by the Highway 
Near the syder mill then westerly by the said High way 26 Rods 
to a stake and stones then North 29 Degrees East by Land we 
set of To Ebenezer Basford 196 Rods To a stake and stones then 
East south East by the High way 26 Rods to a stake and stones 
then south 29 Degrees west by Land we set of to John Basford 
196 Rods to the Bound first mentioned with the East End of 
the House from Top to botem and one third of the grist mill and 
Half the old Barn saving a Priveledge for the other owners to 
pass to and Improve the other part of the house Barn and grist 
mill as their may be occasion — 

2'y we set of To John Basford the Eldes son a Duble share 
containing about Twenty six acres and a Half of Land Laying on 
the Easterly side of the Home steed Bounded as followeth : first 
at the south Easterly corner at a stake and stones by the High 
way by John Knowls is Land then westerly by the High way 
Twenty two Rods to a stake and stones then North 29 Degrees 
East by the Land we set of for the widows Thirds 196 Rods to a 
stake and stones then East south East by the High way twenty 
Rods to a Beech tree marked then south westerly bounding on 
Joseph Knowlses and John Knowles is Land to the first bound 
with the westerly End of the House from Top to Bottem and one 
Half of the old barn and one third of the grist mill saving a 
Priveledge to the other owners to pass to and Improve their part 
of the grist mill and other buildings as there may be occasion 

3'y we set of to Ebenezer Basford a single share containing 
about Twenty Two acres of Land Laying on the westerly side of 
what Land we set of for the widows third bounded first at the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 89 

South East corner a stake and stones then west nor west by the 
High way Eighteen Rods to a stake and stones then North 29 
Degrees East 196 Rods to a stake and stones then East south 
East by the High way Eighteen Rods to a stake and stones then 
South 29 Degrees west by what Land we set of for the widows 
thirds to the first bounds mentioned with on third part of the 
grist mill saving a Priveledge to Pass accross said Land to the 
grist mill as their may be occasion — 

4'y We set of to Abigail Basford Deceased a single share con- 
taining about fifteen acres Laying in two peaces bounded as 
followeth : the first peace Laying on the southerly side of the 
High way bounded at the south East corner a pine tree marked 
being a bound of Joshua Prescotts Land then North Easterly by 
John Knowls is Land to a stake and stones by the High way then 
westerly by the s<^ High way to a pine stump being another 
bound of said Joshua Prescotts Land and so by his Land to the 
first bound the other peace Lays on the westerly side of the affor- 
said High way contains about six acres and a Quarter bounded 
first at the south westerly corner a stake and stones then nor west 
by Joshua Prescutts Land sixteen Rods to a stake and stones 
then North Easterly by said Prescutts Land thirty six Rods to a 
stake and stones then South Easterly to a stake and stones by 
the High way to the south west of Eben'' Basfords house then 
south west by the High way to the first bound mentioned in this 
peace of Land Reserving and Saving a priveledge in this peace of 
Land for Jacob Basford and mary Basford to come from their 
Land to the High way as they may have occasion at all times — 

5'y We set of to Jacob Basford a single share containing about 
twenty three acres of Land Laying on the westerly side of what 
Land we set of to Ebenezer Basford Bounded first at the south 
East corner at a stake and stones being the south west bound 
of the Land we set of to s'^ Eben' Basford then west nor west 
nineteen Rods to a stake and stones then north 29 Degrees 
East 198 Rods to a stake and stones then East South East by 
the High way nineteen Rods to a stake and stones then South 



90 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

westerly by the said Eben' Basfords Land to the first bound 
mentioned — 

6'y We set of to mary Basford a single share containing about 
twenty three acres of Land Laying on the westerly side of the 
Land we set of to Jacob Basford Bounded first at the south East 
corner at a stake and stones being the south west bound of what 
Land we set of for the said Jacob Basford then west nor west 
nineteen Rods to a stake and stones by Joshua Prescutts Land 
then north 29 Degrees East by said Prescutts Land 138 Rods 
to a stake and stones then west nor west by said Prescutts Land 
Eighteen Rods to a stake and stones then north 29 Degrees East 
sixty two Rods to a Hemlock tree fallen Down then East South 
East by the High way thirty seven Rods to a stake and stones 
then south westerly by the said Jacob Basfords Land to the first 
bound mentioned Reserving the medows that are Laid out and 
fall within these Bounds and a Priveledge for the owners to 
Pass to and from the same as their may be occasion to Improve 
them — 

And thus we make our Return this Seventh Day of may 1770 

Sam'' Emerson 1 
Rob Wilson > Committee 
Joseph Knowls J 



EBENEZER SLEEPER 1761 BRENTWOOD 

In the Name of God Amen: January the 29*'' day 1761 I 
Ebenezer Sleeper of Brentwood in Exeter in the Province of New 
Hampshare in New England Husbandman * * * 

Imp^ I Give & Bequeath unto Sarah my now well bloved wife 
Two Cows, & four Sheep, to be at hir dispose ; and order that they 
shall be kept & supported out of my Estate so long as she re- 
mains my widow : as shall be hereafter mentioned : also I Give to 
my s^ wife all my Houshold stuff and moveable goods & Effects 
within doors, to her her Hiers & assigns for ever, & to be at her 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 9I 

dispose also I Give to my s*^ wife the Easterly End of my dwelling 
House, for her use & Improvement so long as she remains my 
widow — 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved son Stephen 
Sleeper of Brentwood aboves'' his Hiers and assigns forever 
The other remaining half of my land where I now live; being 
scituate in Brentwood aboves'*: from the easterly or lower end 
thereof to the Range way (so Called) it being the southerly Half 
of my s'^ land: the Northerly Half thereof I haveing sold to him 
by an Instrument Bearing date January the 20*'' day 1761 as by 
the same may at large appear (saveing & excepting) four acres in 
the southwesterly Corner of the southerly Half beginning at the 
s"* Range way & running Easterly Sixteen rods & to extend 
Northerly till it Compleats s'^ four acres: which four acres I ap- 
propriate to the use of my Two Daughters viz. Elisabeth now the 
wife of John Clififord & mehetabel now the wife of John Sanborn 
in manner following: (That is to say) I hereby Give the s"* four 
acres of Land to my s'^ Daughters their Hiers and assigns to be 
equally divided between them: But in Case my Son Stephen 
above mentioned shall within the space of one year after my de- 
cease redeem it by paying to them the s^ Elisabeth & Mehetabel 
their Hiers or assigns, the sum of one Hundred and Twenty 
pounds Each of that which is now Called the old Tenr, viz: in 
dollars at six pounds p'' dollar; or in other money or passable 
Bills of Cred" Equivalent thereto: then in that Case my will & 
meaning is that he the s*^ Stephen his Hiers & assigns shall have 
& enjoy the s"^ four acres as the other and as though no saveing 
Clause had been mentioned here : I also Give to the s^ Stephen his 
Hiers and assigns my Barn and the westerly end of my dwelling 
House and the Easterly End thereof at the decease of my s*^ wife, 
or on her marriage: also I Give to the s'* Stephen his Hiers & 
assigns all my stock of Cattle, sheep. Horses swine &c (excepting 
what I have herein given to my s"* wife) and all my Tools & 
Implements for man & Beast to work with all to him his Hiers 
and assigns for ever — 



92 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I Give to my Two Daughters viz Elisabeth, & Mehetabel 
beforementioned the four Acres of land forementioned & de- 
scribed as beforementioned ; (That is) if my s"^ son Stephen shall 
Chuse to keep the s'* land & will pay to them the s'^ Elisabeth & 
Mehetabel their Hiers or assigns the forementioned sum of one 
Hundred and Twenty pounds Each as before mentioned viz: in 
dollars at Six pounds p'' dollar, or in other money or passable 
Bills of Cred" Equivalent within one year after my decease my 
will in that Case is that then my s'^ daughters shall accept the s** 
sum of money or Bills of Cred* in lieu of the s'^ four Acres of Land 
my s'^ daughters haveing already had Considerable of my Estate 

And I do hereby Constitute my s*^ son Stephen to be sole 
Execuf of this my Last Will & Testament — 

and I further will & order my s*^ executor to provide for my s*^ 
wife an honorable & Comfortable Support & subsistance both in 
sickness & in health, & bring it home to her into her part of the 
dwelling House so long as she Continues my widow also to Keep 
for her the forementioned Two Cows, & four sheep summer & 
winter annually, so long as she remains my widow — 

I also will & order my s'^ executor to pay all my honest debts, 
and to be at the Cost of my funeral 

and if there be any other thing, or if I have any other Estate 
that is not included in this my Last will & so not disposed of 
by me I Give it to my s^ Executor * * * 

Ebenezer Sleeper 

[Witnesses] Benja" Whetten, David Tilton, Jeremy Webster.. 
[Proved Oct. 26, 1768.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 26, 1768, authorizing Jonathan Cram of Brent- 
wood and Joseph Godfrey of Poplin, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, attested July 29, 1769; amount, £171. 8. o; signed, 
by Jonathan Cram and Joseph Godfrey.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 93 

JACOB KENT 1761 PLAISTOW 

[Jacob Kent of Plalstow was appointed guardian of his daugh- 
ter, Abigail Kent, less than 14 years old, Feb. 2, 1761.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 337, p. 490.] 

[Bond of Jacob Kent, gentleman, with Ezekiel Bayley, hus- 
bandman, and Samuel Bayley, cordwainer, both of Newbury, 
Mass., as sureties, in the sum of £1000, Feb. 2, 1761 ; witnesses, 
Daniel Appleton and James Tarbox.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



ELISHA QUINBY 1761 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Elisha Quinby of Kingston, 
yeoman, granted to Eleazer Quinby of Hampton Falls, yeoman, 
Feb. 4, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 22.] 

[Bond of Eleazer Quinby, with Richard Nason of Hampton 
Falls, gentleman, and Nathaniel Peverly of Portsmouth, yeo- 
man, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 4, 1761, for the admin- 
istration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, Solomon 
Loud, Jr.] 

[Inventory, April 22, 1761; amount, £226. o. o; signed by 
Jeremiah Lane and Ezekiel Worthen.] 



BRADBURY GREEN 1761 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of Bradbury Green of Hampton 
Falls granted to Edward Green of Hampton Falls, yeoman, Feb. 
4, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 22.] 

[Bond of Edward Green, yeoman, with Richard Nason, gentle- 
man, and Eleazer Quinby, yeoman, as sureties, all of Hampton 



94 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Falls, in the sum of £1000, Feb. 4, 1761, for the administration of 
the estate; witnesses, William Parker, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Inventory, May i, 1761; amount, £3305. 5. o; signed by 
Henry Roby and Samuel Prescott, Jr.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £1395. 5. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £1392. 7. o; mentions "Maintaining 3 of 
the dec^^ Children now under 7 years of Age from Oct"" 1760"; 
allowed May 25, 1763.] 

[Petition of Micajah Morrill of Hampton, yeoman, June 25,, 
1779, for partition of that original right in Chichester, which was 
Edward West's, of which he and some of the heirs are tenants in 
common, stating that some of the heirs are minors.] 

[Warrant, July 29, 1779, authorizing Jeremiah Eastman of 
Deerfield, Michael McClary of Epsom, Jonathan Leavitt, gen- 
tleman, Potter, yeoman, and Dyer Hook, gentleman, of 

Chichester, to make the division.] 

Epsom August 4: 1779 — 

We the Subscribers being a Commetee appointed by the 
Honourable Philips White Esq"" Judge of probats For the County 
of Rockingham to Set off one Quarter part of the origenel Right 
of Edward West Which Right is in Chichaster in s'' County of 
Rockingham to micajah morrill of Hampton in s'^ County We 
Having viewed S'^ Right and Have Sect off to Him the s'^ morill 
the Whole of the Lot No: 17 in the 4*^ Rang and second Devision 
in s^ Chichaster and also six acres and 24 Rods off the south 
westerly End of the Lot no: 18 in the Second Randge in the third 
Devision both Ends to be of an Equiel Wedth Which in our 
Judgment is one Quarter part of s^ Right acording to Quantity 
and Quality as Witness our Hands 

Jeremiah Eastman 
Jonathan Leavitt 
Dyer Hook 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 95 

SAMUEL NASON 1761 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Nason of Ports- 
mouth, mariner, granted to his widow, Mary Nason, Feb. 5, 
1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 22.] 

[Bond of Mary Nason, with Edmund Morse of Newbury, 
Mass., shipwright, and Benjamin Mackay of Portsmouth, saddler, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 5, 1761, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witness, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 6, 1761; amount, £2062. o. o; signed by 
Hunking Wentworth and Samuel Penhallow.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £1808. 10. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £1242. 6. 6; allowed Aug. 25, 1762.] 



ABRAHAM CHASE 1761 PLAISTOW 

In the Name of God Amen the Ninth Day of February in the 
year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty one I 
Abraham Chase of Plastow in the Province of New Hampshire in 
New England yeoman * * * 

Item I give and bequeath to Elisabeth my well beloved wife 
one Ridable horse Together with hir wright of Dower that 
accrues to hir 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Susannah Johnson 
wife of Zaceriah Johnson forty pounds old Tennor accounting 
Six pounds Equal to a Spanish milld Dolar to be paid in one year 
at lest after my Disceas it being hir full Share of my Estate with 
what I have allready given hir 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Grand Children (viz) Ruth 
Eastman & william Eastman Daughter and Son to my Daughter 
Ruth Eastman Dec^ the Late wife of William Eastman Twenty 
Pounds to Each of them in the Like old Tennor to be paid 
within two years after my Disceas it Being the full Share of my 



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Estate that falls to them with what I have allready given their 
mother 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Lydia Bartlett wife 
of Jonathan Bartlett forty Pounds of the above said old Tennor 
to be paid to hir within three years after my Disceass with one 
half of a feather Bed that was hir mothers (viz) Ruth Chase it 
being her full Share of my Estate with what I have all ready 
given her 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Phebe Noyce wife 
of Salvenice Noyce forty Pounds of the above mentioned old 
Tenor to be paid to hir in four years Next after my Desceass 
with the other half of ye feather bed that was hir mothers (viz) 
Ruth Chase this with the above said forty pounds old Tenor be- 
ing her full Share of my Estate with what I have already given her 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Prudence Stevens 
wife of moses Stevens forty Pounds of the above Said old Tennor 
to be paid to her in five years Next after my Disceass it being her 
full Share of my Estate with what I have allready given hir 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Ruth Chase all my 
houshold goods not already willed Excepting only one Chest 
Togeather with my Barrels and tubbs it being hir full Share of 
my Estate 

Item I give & Bequeath to my Son Abraham Chase whom I 
Likewise Constitute make & ordain with my Trusty friend Ezra 
Chase of Haverhill in the County of Essex Gentle my Executors 
of this my Last Will and Testament (viz) I give to my s^ Son 
Abraham y^ one half of my wearing apparrill and my gun or fire 
lock with one Chest and all my buildings & half my utensills of 
husbandry Tools with the one half of my Lands both for Quan- 
tity & Quality by him freely to be Possessed and Enjoyed To- 
geather with one half of my Stock of Cattle and Sheep and 
Swine after my Just Debts is paid and it is my will that if Either 
of my Sons Deceass before arrived at ye age of Twenty one years 
ye other Son to have his part paying five pounds old Tenor to 
Each of my above s"^ Children 



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Item I give & Bequeath to my Son Parker Chase the other half 
of my wearing apparell with the other half of my Utencills of 
husbandry Tools with the one half of my Lands both for Quan- 
tyty and Quality by him freely to be Possessed and Enjoyed 
Togeather with one half of my Stock of Cattle Sheep and Swine 
after my Just Debts is paid * * * 

his 
Abraham X Chase 
mark 
[Witnesses] Isaac Davis, Nathaniel Cheney, Tho« Clarke J'. 
[Proved Nov. 28, 1770.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 28, 1770, authorizing Nathaniel Bartlett and 
Joseph Welch, both of Plaistow, yeoman, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 12, 1770; amount, £325. 14. 6; signed by 
Nathaniel Bartlett and Joseph Welch.] 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £85. 14. 6, personal estate; 
expenditures, £65. 7. 6; allowed July 16, 1788.] 



ISAAC PARKER, JR. 1761 CHARLESTOWN 

[Administration on the estate of Isaac Parker of Charlestown, 
yeoman, granted to Isaac Parker Feb. 9, 1761.] 

(Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 402.] 

[Bond of Isaac Parker, gentleman, with William Heywood and 
John Hastings, Jr., as sureties, all of Charlestown, in the sum of 
£500, Feb. 9, 1 761, for the administration of the estate of his son, 
Isaac Parker; witnesses, Elijah King, Moses Wheeler.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 9, 1 761, authorizing William Heywood and John 
Hastings, both of Charlestown, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 22, 1761 ; amount, £218. i. i ; signed by John 
Hastings, Jr., and William Heywood.] 



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[Bond of Mehitabel Parker, widow, with William Heywood 
and John Hastings, yeomen, as sureties, all of Charlestown, 
in the sum of £500, Dec. 20, 1762, for the administration de 
bonis non of the estate; witnesses, Ebenezer Putnam, Joseph 
Wood.] 

[Guardianship of Sarah Parker, Thomas Parker, and Mary 
Parker, aged less than 14 years, children of Isaac Parker, Jr., 
granted to John Hastings, Jr., June 12, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 281.] 

[Bond of John Hastings, Jr., yeoman, with Silvanus Hastings 
and Lemuel Hastings, husbandmen, as sureties, all of Charles- 
town, in the sum of £1000, June 12, 1766, for the guardianship of 
Sarah Parker, Thomas Parker, and Mary Parker; witnesses, 
Sally Pomeroy, Simeon Olcott.] 



JOHN BICKFORD 1761 ROCHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of John Bickford of Rochester, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Sarah Bickford, Feb. 13, 1761.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 28.] 

[Bond of Sarah Bickford, with John Knight and Thomas Bick- 
ford, yeoman, as sureties, both of Newington, in the sum of 
£500, Feb. 13, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Obadiah Johnson, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Inventory, filed May 27, 1761; amount, £1184. 17. o; signed 
by John Libby and Charles Baker.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £8690. 10. o; ex- 
penditures, £2100. 7. i; allowed Oct. 31, 1765.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £22,. 8. o; expenditures, £21. 15. 
5; allowed Oct. 29, 1766.] 



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ANDREW DOWNER 1761 EXETER 

[Guardianship of John Downer, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Andrew Downer, granted to Joseph Mouiton, Jr., of 
Portsmouth, blacksmith, Feb. 14, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 28.] 

[Bond of Joseph Mouiton, Jr., with Wyseman Claggett of 
Portsmouth as surety, in the sum of £500, Feb. 14, 1761, for the 
guardianship of John Downer, son of Andrew Downer of Exeter, 
yeoman, deceased; witnesses, William Parker, Solomon Loud, 
Jr.] 



JONATHAN STEVENS 1761 PLAISTOW 

[Bond of Jemima Stevens of Plaistow, widow, with Samuel 
Little, Jr., of Plaistow and Stephen Johnson of Hampstead, yeo- 
man, as sureties, in the sum of £5oo, Feb. 19, 1761, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate of Jonathan Stevens of Plaistow, yeo- 
man; witness, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 19, 1761, authorizing Benjamin Philbrick of 
Plaistow and John Kent of Hampstead, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 19, 1761; amount, £1607. 12. o; signed by 
John Kent and Benjamin Philbrick.] 

[Warrant, March i, 1764, authorizing Thomas Little, John 
Ingalls, and Timothy Ladd, all of Plaistow, to set off the widow's 
dower.] 

Province of \ In obedience to a warrant to us Directed 
New hampshear / from the Honourable Richard Wibird Esq'' 
Judge of the probate of wills &c for s'* province W'e have set of to 
the widow Jemima Stevens for her third Part of the Reall Estate 
of her Late Husband Jonathan Stevens Late of Plastow Deceas*^ 
aboute twelve acres of Land and meadow bounded at the north- 



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east Corner with a stake and stons by the Roade thence southerly 
by Land now in the Possestion of the widow Sarah Kimball 
forty five Rods to a stake and stones thence Westerly by the Re- 
maining part of s'^ Estate aboute fourty nine Rods to a stake and 
stons thence northwardly by Land supposed to be Common 
aboute forty six Rods to the above said Roade thence Easterly 
by s^ Roade aboute thirty Eight Rods to the first bounds men- 
tioned and also the house that is on the Premisses, Reserving 
Liberty for the heirs of the other part of s*^ Estate to pas & Repas 
through the above premises as need shall be 

Dated Plastow march y« 29 : 1 764 Timothy Ladd 

John Ingalls 
Thomas Little 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £1068. 12. o, personal 
estate, including "Cash Receivd of the Deceasds Wages . . . 
Cash Received for the Deceasds wearing apparrel Sold at 
Crown Point"; expenditures, £1184. 8. o; mentions "Maintain- 
ance of the Deceasds Child under Seven years of age 208 weeks " ; 
allowed Oct. 31, 1764.] 

[Guardianship of Jonathan Stevens, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Jonathan Stevens, granted to Samuel Brown Oct. 
31, 1764] 

[Probate Records, voL 23, p. 322.] 

[Bond of Samuel Brown of Hampstead, yeoman, with Sarah 
Kimball of Hampstead, widow, and Willet Peterson of Newbury, 
Mass., as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 31, 1764, for the 
guardianship of Jonathan Stevens; witnesses, William Parker, 
William Vaughan.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS lOI 

HENRY LUNT 1761 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Lunt of Chester, yeo- 
man, granted to his widow, Abigail Lunt, Feb. 19, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 46.] 

[Bond of Abigail Lunt, with Abel Morse of Chester, gentle- 
man, and Abner Morrill of South Hampton, yeoman, as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, Feb. 19, 1761, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, William Parker, Samuel Emerson.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 20, 1761, authorizing Samuel Emerson and 
Thomas Wells, gentleman, both of Chester, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, April 8, 1761; amount, £3528. 10. o; signed by 
Samuel Emerson and Thomas Wells.] 



BENJAMIN LUCY 1761 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of God amen I Benjamin Lucy of Portsmouth 

in the province of Newhamps'' Joyner being advanced in years 

* * * 

First I give unto my well beloved wife Mary all my personal 
Estate to use as she thinks proper; and also all my real Estate to 
be improved by her as long as she remains my widow and no 
longer, Provided only that in Case she should by any sickness or 
poverty have occasion for it She may sell as much of my real 
estate as she shall want for her maintenance during her con- 
tinuing my widow & no longer & no more. 

Item After my decease and the decease or marriage again of 
my said wife whichsoever may first happen my will is that my 
real estate that may then remain unsold shall go to my grandson 
Alexander Lear & to the heirs of his body in tail forever he paying 
my two daughters Mary Alkins and Deborah Brown twenty five 
pounds old ten' according to the present value of money each in 



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one year after my said wifes decease or marriage and Twenty 
shillings new ten' each to my grand Children Alexander Lucy 
Benjamin Lucy John Lucy & Hannah Ayers in time afores'^ and 
also Provided my said grandson Alexander Lear shall labour for 
me during my life twenty days a year at such time as I shall re- 
quire him & also take proper Care of me in Case of Sickness. 
And in Case my said Grandson Allexander Lear shall die before 
me without Issue Then my will is that what I have above given 
to him shall go to my Grandson Benjamin Lucy & if he dies 
before me without Issue to my other grandson John Lucy in the 
Same manner as above expressed in favour of him my grandson 
Lear & on the Same Conditions to be by each of them respec- 
tively performed. 

And I do hereby make my said wife Mary my Sole executrix of 
this my last will & testament she paying my debts & funeral 
Charges out of my personal estate Witness my hand & Seal this 
20"^ day of February Anno Dom 1761, in the first year of his 
majesties reign. Bejn Lucy 

her her 

[Witnesses] Sam Livermore, Sarah X Tucker, Susanna X Sloper. 

mark mark 

[Proved April 18, 1761.] 

[Warrant, April 18, 1761, authorizing Samuel Cate and Sam- 
uel Langdon, both of Portsmouth, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, June 24, 1761; amount, £3581. o. o; signed by 
Samuel Cate and Samuel Langdon.] 



RICHARD JACKMAN 1761 BOSCAWEN 

[Bond of Martha Jackman of Boscawen, widow, with Josiah 
Miles, gentleman, and Thomas Clough, yeoman, both of Canter- 



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bury, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 20, 1761, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate of Richard Jackman of Contoocook, 
yeoman; witnesses, Mary Clough, Elizabeth Emery.] 

[Inventory, April 20, 1761; amount, £433. 7. 3; signed by 
Stephen Gerrish, Thomas Clough, and Moses Burbank.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to a warrant from the Honour- 
New Hampshire J able Richard Wibird Esq'' Judge of the Pro- 
bate of Wills &c for said Province bearing date We the Sub- 
scribers have Set of to Martha Jackman Widow Relict of Rich- 
ard Jackman Dec<^ her Right of Dower or Thirds of said Estate 
by metes & bounds as follows viz* 

Ten acres, more or Less of Land being two Home Lots & Laid 
out for five acres each, together with the House & Barn &c being 
the Homestead of s'^ Dec^ also two five acre Lots Lying nigh the 
Meeting House in said Boscawen or Contoocook being the Lots 
on which the said Dec^ formerly Dwelt & on which an orchard 
now standeth, (and are the Lots mentioned by being in another 
place) said Lots are bounded as Recorded in the Records of said 
Contoocook, also the one moiety or half Part of an Interval Lot 
lying in the middle Interval in said Contoocook, said half is 
bounded as is expressed in the Division Deed between George 
Jackman & the said Richard, now Dec* — 

Stephen Gerrish 
Thomas Clough 

[Attested Aug. 19, 1761.] 

[Warrant, June 15, 1764, authorizing Stephen Gerrish, Thomas 
Clough, both of Canterbury, Joseph Eastman, John Fowler, and 
Moses Burbank, all of Boscawen, gentlemen, to divide the real 
estate.] 

Province of 1 To the Hon^*'' Rich'* Wibird Esq^ Judge of 

Newham'" J the Probate of Wills &c for said Province — 
By vertue of a Warrant Directed to us the Subscribers under 
the hand of William Parker Esq"" appointing us a Committee 



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to Divide the two Thirds of the Real Estate of Richard Jackman 
of Boscawen Dece^"^ We have proceeded as follows (viz) 

1 St \Ye have Set off to Richard Jackman he being the Eldest 
Son Heir to said Estate Two thirds of the Eighty acre Lot be- 
longing to said Estate to be set ofT by measure upon the South 
side running the whole length of said Lot allowing that to be 
his ful part or Double share of said Estate — 

2 'y We have set off to John Jackman the other one Third of the 
above^*^ Eighty acre Lot upon the north side of said Lot allowing 
that to be his ful part or share of said Estate — 

3^y We have set off to Moses Jackman five acres less than the 
one half of the Hundred acre Lot belonging to said Estate to be 
set off by measure upon the north side of said Lot allowing that 
to be his ful part or share of said Estate — 

4'y We have set off to Samuel Jackman the Remaining part 
of the abovesaid Hundred acre Lot upon the south side of said 
Lot allowing that to be his full part or share of said Estate — 

5'y We have set off to Sarah Jackman the forty five acre Lot 
together with all the undivided Lands in Boscawen belonging to 
said Estate allowing that to be her ful part or Share of said 
Estate — 

Given under our hands at Boscawen August 20*'' 1765 — 

Thomas Clough 1 
John fowler > Com*«« 

Moses Burbank J 



AMOS FOSTER 1761 KEENE 

In the name of God Amen — I Amos Foster of Keene in the 
Province of Newhampshire in New England Yeoman being Very 
Sick and weak of body * * * 

impremise I Give and bequeathe unto the town of Keene one 
half of my Estate Real and Personal to be Desposed of according 
as they Shall see fit after my Decease — 



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Itim I Give unto my brothers David and Jeremiah Foster the 
sum of twenty four shilHngs Lawfull money of the masachusetts 
bay to be paid to them out of my Estate after my Decease by my 
Executer that Shall hereafter be named — 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Loveing Kinsman David 
Williams my black whiteface cow as also two full suits of cloths 
fiting for all parts of his body to be Dilivere*^ to him by the last 
of may 1761 as also Six pounds thirteen Shillings and four pence 
Lawfull money of the masscuteusits bay to be paid to him the said 
David Williams by my Executor after my Decease that is to say 
when the Said David Shall arive at the ageof twenty one Years — 

Itim I Give and bequeath unto my Loveing brother John 
Dowen the Sum of Six pounds thirteen Shillings and four pence 
Lawfull money of the massechusits bay to be paid by my Execu- 
tor within two Years after my Decease — 

After all my Lawfull Debts are Paid the Remainder of my 
Estate after the above mentioned Bequeatments are paid the 
Remainder of my Estate I Give unto my Loveing Sister Rebekah 
Gould the wife of Solomon Gould and my Loving Kinsman 
Abraham Smith the son of John Smith to be Devided between 
the above Said Rebeckah Gould and Abraham Smith Equal in 
Quantity and Quality after my Decease — 

And I Do Constitute make and ordain my Loveing Kinsman 
Israel Calkin to be the Sole Executor * * * {^ witteness 
whereof I have hereto Set my hand and Seal this twenty fourth 
Day of February Anno Domini 1761 — and in the first Year of 
his Majestys Reign 

Amos Foster 

[Witnesses] Israel Calkin, Eleazar Sanger, Betty Clark. 

[Proved March 25, 1761.] 

[Inventory, April 7, 1761; amount, £298. 10. i; signed by 
Ezra Sanger and William Smeed.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £1012. 6. 8; expenditures, 
£1852. 7. 8; allowed March 17, 1762.] 



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[Additional account; receipts, £2616. i. 9; expenditures, 
£1350. II. 10; allowed Dec. 14, 1762.] 

The Deposition of Eleazer Sanger of Keene In the Province of 
New Hampshire Husbandman who Testifies & Says that he was 
Desired by Israel Caulkins late of Walpole Yeoman to be a Wit- 
ness to the Execution of the Will of Amos Foster late of Kene 
aforesaid yeoman Deceased who was then ill of the Small Pox 
and the Depon*^ accordingly attended Said Foster & found him 
very ill & blind but appeard to be Rational & of Sound mind & 
memory & the Said Caulkins Read a paper over to him which the 
Said Foster llkd in General for his will but excepted to Some 
Particular Articles & told Caulkins to alter It but as it was Neces- 
sary to write all over again & the Depon* coud not wait till it 
was done the Said Caulkins writ a line or two as near as the 
Depon*^ can Recollect & proposd to the Depon* and Betty 
Clarke to Sign as Witnesses to the paper on which it was proposd 
to Transcribe the paper Read as aforesaid leaving out or altering 
the Excepted Articles which they did & Signed their names as 
witnesses to a blank afterwards the Said paper Read to Said 
Foster was Transcribed Into Said Blank but shewn to the De- 
pon* after Fosters Death and the Depon* thinks it was exactly as 
said Foster Directed but neither this nor the first paper was 
ever Signed by him nor his name Subscribed thereto by any 
other by his Direction that the Depon* ever saw afterwards the 
Said Caulkins got Major Bellows's Son Benjamin to transcribe 
the Second paper he said Caulkins had writ for Fosters Will and 
after It was done the said Caulkins got the Depon* & Betty 
Clarke to Subscribe the copy So made as Witnesses which they 
with said Caulkins did & found Fosters name was Set to It but 
who did It he cant Say & the said caulkins put a Seal to it & 
Said it was the seal which Foster put his Finger on as his Seal on 
the Second paper aforesaid which the Depon* did not See him do 
but as he left them with Said Foster when the said Blank was 
Signed by them as Witness if It was done it was after the Depon* 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS IO7 

went away — that this copy So made by Said Bellows was brot 
to court & provd as the will of the Said Foster and the Depon* 
having heard both Distinctly Read thinks them exactly alike 
w^hich made the Depon* Swear it was his will which the Depon* 
thot he might Safely do & thot it was known to the Judge to be a 
Copy when it was provd & tho't it was done for Safety as Said 
Caulkins told him the Depon* they woud be affraid to Receive 
the Original at Portsmouth as it had been in the room with and 
in the hands of one who Died of the Small pox 

Eleazer Sanger Juner 



NATHANIEL WELLAND 1761 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Welland of Dover, 
yeoman, granted to William Welland of Dover Feb. 25, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 36.] 

[Bond of William Welland, with Zaccheus Purington of Dover 
and Benjamin Bickford of Rochester, yeomen, as sureties, in the 
sum of £1000, Feb. 25, 1761, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Inventory, March, 1761; amount, £3586. 9. o; signed by 
Richard Waldron and Paul Varney.] 



DANIEL MELOON 1761 GREENLAND 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Meloon of Greenland, 
yeoman, granted to Joseph Meloon of Greenland Feb. 25, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 33.] 

[Bond of Joseph Meloon, with William Weeks, gentleman, and 
Nathan Johnson, yeoman, as sureties, all of Greenland, in the 
sum of £500, Feb. 25, 1761, for the administration of the estate 



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of his son, Daniel Meloon; witnesses, William Parker, Cutts- 
Shannon.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 25, 1761, authorizing Abner Haines and David 
Simpson, both of Greenland, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 10, 1761; amount, £7739. o. o; signed by 
David Simpson and Abner Haines.] 



DANIEL CARR 1761 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Carr of Hampton 
Falls, mariner, granted to Nathaniel Gove of Hampton Falls 
Feb. 25, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 36.] 

[Bond of Nathaniel Gove, with Ebenezer Fogg and Elisha 
Brown as sureties, all of Hampton Falls, in the sum of £1000, 
Feb. 25, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; witness^ 
Solomon Loud, Jr.] 



GEORGE KENNISTON 1761 GREENLAND 

[Administration on the estate of George Kenniston of Green- 
land, yeoman, granted to Joseph Kenniston of Hampton Feb. 25, 
1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 31.] 

[Bond of Joseph Kenniston, with Ephraim Marston and 
Samuel Brown as sureties, all of Hampton, yeomen, in the sum 
of £500, Feb. 25, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Parker, Cutts Shannon.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 25, 1761, authorizing David Simpson and Ab- 
ner Haines, both of Greenland, yeomen, to appraise the estate;, 
mentions Joseph Kenniston as son of the deceased.] 



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[Inventory, March 3, 1761; amount, £619. o. o; signed by 
Abner Haines and David Simpson.] 



HENRY MELOON 1761 GREENLAND 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Meloon of Greenland, 
yeoman, granted to William Weeks of Greenland, gentleman, 
Feb. 25, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 36.] 

[Bond of William Weeks, with Joseph Meloon of Greenland, 
yeoman, and Walter Bryent of Newmarket as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Feb. 25, 1761, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Inventory, March 17, 1761; amount, £855. 15. o; signed by 
Abner Haines and David Simpson.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £733. o. o, personal 
estate; expenditures the same; allowed March 28, 1770.] 

[Guardianship of Joseph Meloon and Samuel Meloon, sons of 
Henry Meloon, granted to William Weeks of Greenland, April 2, 
1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 218.] 

[Bond of William Weeks, with Nathan Johnson and William 
Haines as sureties, all of Greenland, in the sum of £500, April 2, 
1770, for the guardianship of Joseph Meloon and Samuel Meloon ; 
witnesses, Ebenezer Thompson, Samuel Hobart.] 



JOSEPH MELOON, JR. 1761 GREENLAND 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Meloon, Jr., of Green- 
land, yeoman, granted to Gideon Walker of Newington Feb. 25, 
1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 34.) 



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[Bond of Gideon Walker, with John Folsom of Greenland, inn- 
holder, and Benjamin Akerman of Portsmouth, tanner, as sure- 
ties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 25, 1761, for the administration of 
the estate; witness, Cutts Shannon.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 25, 1761, authorizing Abner Haines and David 
Simpson, both of Greenland, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 10, 1761; amount, £5015. o. o; signed by 
David Simpson and Abner Haines.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £121. 6. 9^; expendi- 
tures, £136. 18. 4^; mentions "AUow'd for the maintenance of 
one of the Children under Seven Years for 31 Weeks"; allowed 
Dec. 3O', 1767.] 

Province of 1 Agreable to a Warrant from the Hon''^*^ 
New Hampshire J John Wintworth Esq'^ Judge of the Probate 
of Wills for s^ Province to us the Subscribers Directed Dated 
April 27^^ 1768 — 

We have Divided the Real Estate of Joseph Meloon Late of 
Greenland Deseased among his Heirs which Estate Lying in 
Stratham in s'^ Province alowing a Dubel Shear to the Eldest son 
& is Bounded as followeth Viz. begining at a stone under the wall 
& Runing North forty two Degrees west thirty five Rods & ten 
feet by andrew frenchs Land to a stak & Stone thence north 
forty seven Degrees East twenty Rods & two feet by S'* Land to a 
Stake & stone thence south forty two Degrees East thirty five 
Rods & ten feet to a stake & stone thence south forty Seven 
Degrees west by Land of Daniel frenches twenty Rods & one 
foot to the Bounds first mentioned. Containing four Acers & 
Half & six Rods 

2nd Shear Lying on the north side of the other & is bounded as 
followeth Viz begining at a stake & stone in S'^ Danill frenches 
wall thence Runing north forty Degrees west thirty five Rods & 
ten feet to a stake & stone by the fore mentioned Shear thence 
Runing north forty Seven Degrees East by thomas Johnsons 



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Land nine Rods & fifteen feet to a stake & stone thence south 
forty two Degrees East thirty five Rods & ten feet to a stake & 
stone thence south forty seven Degrees West by Land of Daniel 
french ten Rods to the bounds first mentioned Containing two 
Acers & one Quarter — 

3"'^ Sheare Lying on the north Side of the Last mentioned shear 
& is bounded as followeth viz begining at a stake & stone by S*^ 
Daniel frenchs Wall formerly Broadstreet Frenches thence 
Runing North forty two Degrees west thirty five Rods & ten feet 
to A stake & stone thence by Land of thomas Johnsons North 
forty Seven Degrees East ten Rods to a stake & stone thence 
south forty two Degrees East thirty five Rods & ten feet to a 
stake & stone by Land of James Johnsons thence South forty 
seven Degrees west ten Rods to the Bounds first mentioned 
Containing two Acers one Quarter & three Rods — 
Given under our Hands this 29*^ Day of August 1769 

Nathel Wiggin 
David Simson 
Cotton Haines 

[Additional account of the administrator; receipts, £1221. o. o; 
expenditures, £909. 14. 2; mentions "p'^ Abraham Dearborn by 
Order of his Brother Samuel Dearborn"; allowed Dec. 30, 1772.] 



ZACHARIAH STEARNS 1761 MERRIMACK 

[Administration on the estate of Zachariah Stearns of Merri- 
mack, yeoman, granted to John Shepard of Amherst, gentleman, 
Feb. 26, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 42.] 

[Bond of John Shepard, with Jonathan Lovewell of Dunstable 
and Thomas Parker of Litchfield as sureties, in the sum of £500, 
Feb. 26, 1 76 1, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Richard Nason, William Cox.] 



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[Inventory, Sept. 7, 1761 ; amount, £70. i. o ; signed by William 
Patten and John Coombs.] 



JOSHUA KENNISTON 1761 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Joshua Kenniston of Stratham, 
yeoman, granted to John Weeks of Hampton March 3, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 42.] 

[Bond of John Weeks, with Jonathan Towle of Hampton, 
yeoman, and Jonathan Towle of Rye, gentleman, as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, March 3, 1761, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, William Parker, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Warrant, March 3, 1761, authorizing Samuel Wiggin, joiner, 
and Samuel Allen, yeoman, both of Stratham, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, March 11, 1761 ; amount, £1208. 18. o; signed by 
Samuel Allen and Samuel Wiggin.] 

[Citation, Aug. 16, 1786, to John Wingate, gentleman, and 
Levi Dearborn, both of North Hampton, executors of the will of 
John Weeks, to appear and render an account of the estate of 
Joshua Kenniston.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts. £68. 18. 10; expendi- 
tures, £47. 9. 7>^; allowed Sept. 20, 1786.] 



NATHANIEL SARGENT 1761 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Sargent of New- 
castle, physician, granted to his widow, Ruth Sargent, March 7, 
1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 42.] 



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[Bond of Ruth Sargent, with Joseph Newmarch of Newcastle 
and William Blunt of Portsmouth, boat builder, as sureties, in 
the sum of £500, March 7, 1761, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Mark Langdon, Cutts Shannon.] 

[Inventory, June 23, 1761; amount, £5687. 9, o; signed by 
Abraham Trefethen and Henry Prescott.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £212. 10. i^; 
signed by Samuel Penhallow and Samuel Hale.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate; receipts, £200. 7. 5; 
expenditures, £49. 7. 6; allowed May 31, 1770.] 

[Settlementof claims; amount of claims, £212. 10. ij^^; amount 
distributed, £150. 19. 11; allowed Aug. 2, 1770.] 



ELIZABETH FIFIELD 1761 KENSINGTON 

[Guardianship of Nathaniel Fifield, Elizabeth Fifield, and 
Bathsheba Fifield, minors, aged more than 14 years, chil- 
dren of Elizabeth Fifield, deceased, widow of John Fifield, 
granted to Ebenezer Batchelder of Kingston March 9, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 48.] 

[Bond of Ebenezer Batchelder, yeoman, with Jonathan 
Greeley and William Parker, gentleman, as sureties, all of King- 
ston, in the sum of £500, March 9, 1761, for the guardianship 
of Nathaniel Fifield, Elizabeth Fifield, and Bathsheba Fifield; 
witnesses, Jeremy Webster, Andrew Greeley.] 

[Guardianship of "sundry children" of John Fifield of King- 
ston, yeoman, aged less than 14 years, granted to Ebenezer 
Batchelder of Kingston, yeoman, March 25, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 43.] 

[Bond of Ebenezer Batchelder, with Jonathan Greeley and 
William Parker, gentleman, all of Kingston, in the sum of £200, 



114 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

March 21, 1761, for the guardianship of Joseph Fifield, David 
Fifield, John Fifield, and Mary Fifield, aged less than 14 years, 
children of John Fifield of Kensington, blacksmith; witnesses, 
Jeremy Webster, Jacob Gale.] 



ISAAC MESEAT 1761 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Isaac Meseat of Portsmouth, 
mariner,grantedtohiswidow, Elizabeth Meseat, March 10, 176 1.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 43.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Meseat, with Wyseman Claggett and Tobias 
Lakeman, tailor, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£500, March 10, 1761, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Joseph Pattinson, William Kielle.] 



SAMPSON COLBY 1761 HOPKINTON 

[Administration on the estate of Sampson Colby of New 
Hopkinton, yeoman, granted to his widow, Betty Colby, March 
12, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 43.] 

[Bond of Betty Colby, with Timothy Walker of Bow and 
Alexander Walker of Londonderry, yeomen, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, March 12, 1761, for the administration of the es- 
tate; witnesses, William Parker, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Inventory, March 25, 1761; amount, £10,225. 16. o; signed 
by Timothy Walker and Matthew Stanley.] 

Province of 1 By Virtue of & in obedience to & Egreable 
Newhampshire / to a Precept Wee Rec*^ Dated at Portsmouth 
april ye 4''' 1769 By order of the Judge of Probate of Wills Wee 
the Subscribers have upon oath to our fidelity & impartiallity 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS II5 

therein set off to Betty Straw formily the wife of Sampson Colby 
of hopkinton Deceas^ now the wife of Ezekiel Straw of hopkinton 
affores'* yeoman one third Part of the Real Estate of the s^ 
Sampson Colby as her Dower of s^ Estate to Be Enjoyed & im- 
proved By them Dureing her Natural Life Beginning at a stake 
& stones from thence Running Northerly upon the East side of 
the high way to a stake and stones fourteen Rods then Easterly 
Carrying the same Breadth Sixty Rods to a stake and stones 
then Southerly to an ash tree upon Cap. Stanleys Line then 
Westerly upon s'^ Line to the Bounds first Mention'^ & the Rest 
Part of S*^ Estate Divided as followeth allowing to Ebenezer 
Colby the Eldest Son a Double Shire Viz. Beginning at a stake 
& stones from thence Running Northerly upon the East side of 
the high way to a stake and stones Sixty Rods then Easterly 
to a stake & stones then Northerly about Eight Rods to a stake 
and stones N° 68 then Easterly Eighty two Rods to a Pine Tree 
spoted upon two sides then Southerly Eighty two Rods to a stake 
& stones then westerly Eighty two Rods to a stake & stones then 
Running Southerly about four Rods to an ash tree then Running 
Westerly upon his Mothers Line to the Bounds first Mention"^ 
it Being Part of the first & Second Divisions Lots 

Moreover, one whole & Part of another Enter Vale Lot the 
whole Lot N° 21 Beginning at a Stake & Stones then N. 70° W. 
28 Rods to an Elm then Down the River about fifty five Rods 
to Elm N° 21 then south 8o'^^« E twenty two Rods to an oak tree 
N° 21 then south 15^ W. twenty Seven Rods then s 23^* E. thirty 
Six Rods to the first Bounds the Part of a Lot N° 22 Beginning 
at an oak from thence Running N. 8o*^ W twenty two Rods to an 
Elm N° 22 then Down the River Eighteen Rods to a Bass Wood 
tree spoted upon three sides then Southerly to a Pitch Pine tree 
spoted on three sides from thence to the Bounds first Mentiond 

To Sampson Colby the second son set of a single shire as fol- 
loweth Beginning at a stake & stones from thence Running 
Westerly about Seventy Rods By Land of Cap. Stanleys to a 
stake & stone then Northerly By Land of Caleb Burbanks & 



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Benj" Eastmans Seventy five Rods to a stake and stones then 
Easterly twenty six Rods to a stake & stones then Southerly 
upon the west of the highway about seventy five rods to the 
Bounds first Mentiond — Likewise an Entervale Lot N° 25 
Beginning at a stake & stones at the River then Down the River 
about Sixty Rod to a stake & stones N° 25 then S 36'^ E thirty 
Eight Rods to a stake & stones N° 25 then south 32*^ W. thirty 
Rods to a stake & stones n° 25 then S 78*^ W. twenty Eight Rods 
then N. 80"^ W twelve Rods to the first Bound allso another Peice 
of Land adjoyning to the s^ Entv' Lot Beginning at a hemlock 
By the River then South 19*^ E. Eighteen Rods then North so'' E. 
forty Rods to an oak tree spoted then S. 40^ E. twelve Rods to 
an oak then S 38 W. forty Eight Rod to an oak tree Spoted 
on three sides N. 83^ W thirty two Rods to a hemlock at the 
River then Down the River to the first Bounds 

To abner Colby the youngest Son Set off a second Division Lot 
N° 69 Beginning at a hemlock n° 69 then Running N. 14^^ W. two 
hundred Rods to a stake & stones then S. 78*^ E one hundred & 
twelve Rods to a oak n° 69 then S 14 E one hundred Eight Rod 
then S y^ W. forty Rods to a Pine tree n° 69 then N 76 W. ninety 
Rods to the first Bounds and half an Eighty acre Lot N° 68 Be- 
ginning at a stake & stones from thence Running Northerly 
Eighty two Rods to a Pine tree spoted on two sides then N. jG^ 
E. about Eighty Rods to a stake and stones then S. 14 E. Eighty 
Rods to a stake and stones then S 76^ W. By Samuel herrises 
Land Eighty Rods to the Bounds first Mentiond allso Part of 
an Entervale Lot N. 22 Beginning at a Bass wood tree By the 
River then Down the River about fourteen Rods to a Bass N° 22 
then N. 66'' E to a Maple tree N° 22 thirty two Rods then Down 
the River about twenty Eight Rods to a stake & stones n° 22 then 
S IS'' W about twenty Rod to a Pine tree spoted upon three sides 
then Westerly about thirty Rods to the Bounds first Mentiond 

Hopkinton Dec"" ye 30*'' 1771 Matthew Stanle 

John Putney 
Isaac Chandler 



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JETHRO FURBER 1761 NEWINGTON 

[Martha Furber renounces administration on the estate of her 
husband, Jethro Furber, March 12, 1761, in favor of her "son-in- 
law," Jethro Furber; witnesses, Moses Furber, Joshua Nutter.] 

[Administration on the estate of Jethro Furber of Newington, 
yeoman, granted to his son, Jethro Furber, March 14, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 43.] 

[Bond of Jethro Furber, with Moses Furber and Joshua Nutter 
as sureties, all of Newington, yeomen, in the sum of £500, 
March 14, 1761, for the administration of the estate; witness, 
Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Inventory, attested April 15, 1761; amount, £8512. 10. o; 
signed by Joseph Pattinson and Dependence Bickford.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £8638. 19. o; expendi- 
tures, £377. 19. 4; allowed March 31, 1762.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 19, 1767, authorizing Walter Bryent of New- 
market, Timothy Dam, tanner, Eliphalet Dam, shipwright, 
Samuel Shackford, and John Pickering, yeomen, all of Newing- 
ton, to appraise two thirds of the real estate for settlement on the 
oldest son.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 372.] 

[Return of appraisal at £194. o. o, Feb. 2"] , 1767, signed by all. 
Order of court March 10, 1767, settling the whole upon Jethro 
Furber, oldest son, he to pay the other four children their shares.] 



ISAAC CLARK 1761 KEENE 

[Inventory of the estate of Isaac Clark of Keene; amount, 
£213. 19. 8; signed by William Smeed, Greenwood Carpenter, 
and Sarah Clark; attested March 17, 1761, by Sarah Clark, 



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widow of the deceased; mentions Esther Chamberlain, daughter 
of the deceased.] 

March y« s*** 1761 this may Cortify that thare Is ten Acers of 
the Within Land Apprised the Propriety of Sarah Herrington 
and In the prosition of the s<* Sarah and Paid for to the said Isaac 
Clark before his Death but thare Was no Deed Given to hir of s*^ 
Land by the Decesed tharefore Disire your Hounors Direction 
how or In What Way a Deed may be Given of s*^ Land to the said 
Sarah 

hir 
Susanna X Clark 
mark 



CHARLES MILLER 1761 GOSPORT 

[Administration on the estate of Charles Miller of Gosport, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Miller, March 21, 
1761.] 

(Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 50.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Miller, with Henry Carter of Gosport and 
Benjamin Parker of Portsmouth, shopkeeper, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, March 21, 1761, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Thomas Bell, Hannah Horney.] 

[Inventory, June 2, 1761; amount, £4358. o. o; signed by 
Henry Carter and Richard Talpey.] 



GRANT WENTWORTH 1761 DOVER 

Dover March 23*^ 1761 — 

S' the Bearer my Son Ephraim Wentworth I Desire you would 
Grant him the Liberty of administration on the Estate my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS II9 

Deceas^ Son Grant Wentworth who Died at Stratham in his 
return home this Last year from the Expedition — who Died a 
Single man & Left no heir nigher than my self: & am willing that 
my afores*^ Son Should administer on y« S'^ Estate in my behalf — 

his 
Ephraim X Wentworth 
mark 
To the Hon'''*' Richard Wibird Esq' at Portsm° witness 
Ichabod Canney Eph™ Hanson 

[Administration on the estate of Grant Wentworth of Dover, 
yeoman, granted to Ephraim Wentworth of Dover, joiner, 
March 25, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 63.] 

[Bond of Ephraim Wentworth, Jr., with Joseph Hall of Dover, 
yeoman, and Charles Rogers of Rochester, gentleman, as sure- 
ties, in the sum of £500, March 25, 1761, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, Joseph Tilton, William Parker, Jr.] 

[Warrant, March 25, 1761, authorizing Nathaniel Home of 
Dover, yeoman, and Charles Baker of Somersworth, black- 
smith, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 10, 1761; amount, £175. i. 6; signed by 
Charles Baker and Nathaniel Home.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £524. 13. 6; expendi- 
tures, £906. 13. 6; mentions "Cash Rec^ of the Treasurer, the 
deed* Wages £148. 15. o"; allowed Aug. 25, 1762.] 



BENONI FULLER 1761 NORTH HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Benoni Fuller of North 
Hampton, yeoman, granted to Richard Jenness, 3d, of Rye 
March 25, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 59.] 



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[Bond of Richard Jenness, 3d, with WilHam Berry and Francis 
Berry, both of Greenland, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, March 25, 1761, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, David Sewall, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Warrant, March 25, 1761, authorizing Dr. Levi Dearborn and 
Lieut. Ebenezer Sanborn, both of North Hill, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, March 30, 1761; amount, £4984. 11. o; signed by 
Ebenezer Sanborn and Levi Dearborn.] 



HEZEKIAH CARR 1761 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of Hezekiah Carr of Hampton 
Falls, cordwainer, granted to Sanders Carr of Hampton Falls, 
blacksmith, March 25, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 52.] 

[Bond of Sanders Carr, with Ebenezer Fogg, cordwainer, and 
Jonathan Stewart, blacksmith, as sureties, all of Hampton Falls, 
in the sum of £500, March 25, 1761, for the administration of the 
estate: witnesses, William Parker, Jr., Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Warrant, March 25, 1761, authorizing Richard Smith, gentle- 
man, and John Blake, tailor, both of Hampton Falls, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 18, 1761; amount, £1236. 5. 10; signed by 
Richard Smith and John Blake.] 

[Additional inventory March 29, 1762; land in New Breton, 
£230; signed by Richard Smith and John Blake.] 



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JOSEPH CARR 1 761 EPPING 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Carr of Epping, black- 
smith, granted to his widow, Sarah Carr, March 25, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 44.] 

[Bond of Sarah Carr, with David Lawrence, and Ebenezer 
Fiske, physician, as sureties, all of Epping, in the sum of £500, 
Feb. 6, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Martha Carr, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, attested July 14, 1761; amount, £1031. 11. o; 
signed by Ezekiel Brown and Joseph Chandler.] 

[Guardianship of Benjamin Carr, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Joseph Carr, granted to Ezekiel Brown Feb. 27, 

1765-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 409.] 

[Bond of Ezekiel Brown, tanner, with Samuel Thurston, yeo- 
man, as surety, both of Epping, in the sum of £10,000, Feb. 27, 
1765, for the guardianship of Benjamin Carr; witnesses, William 
Vaughan, John Sullivan.] 



DANIEL GREENOUGH 1761 SALEM 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Greenough of Salem, 
yeoman, granted to James Paul of Londonderry, trader, March 
28, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 66.] 

[Bond of James Paul, with Hercules Mooney of Durham, gen- 
tleman, and Jonathan Morrison of Peterborough, blacksmith, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, March 28, 1761, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, Solomon Loud, 
Jr.] 



122 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, March 28, 1761, authorizing Richard Pattee, yeo- 
man, and Edward Carleton, gentleman, both of Salem, to ap- 
praise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 7, 1761; amount, £531. 5. o; signed by 
Richard Pattee and Edward Carleton.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £612. 10. o; expendi- 
tures, £498. 10. o; allowed June 30, 1762.] 

[List of claims against the estate, attested May 31, 1762; 
amount, £580. 3. 8.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £469. 18. o; amount 
distributed, £200. o, o; allowed March 12, 1763.] 



JACOB ABBOTT 1761 HOLLIS 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Abbott of Hollis, yeo- 
man, granted to Abiel Abbott of Andover, Mass., physician, 
March 31, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 66.] 

[Bond of Abiel Abbott, with Richard Emery and John Lamson, 
physician, both of Exeter, as sureties. In the sum of £500, March 
31, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William 
Parker, Hawley Appleby.] 

[Inventory, April 10, 1761; amount, £4908. 15. 11; signed by 
John Hale and Samuel Hobart.] 



TIMOTHY BEDEL 1761 SALEM 

[Administration on the estate of Timothy Bedel of Salem, 
yeoman, granted to Daniel Peaslee of Salem April 2, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 67.] 



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[Bond of Daniel Peaslee, with Daniel Little of Hampstead and 
Matthew Thornton of Londonderry as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, April 2, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Parker, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Inventory, April 6, 1761; amount, £561. 10. o; signed by 
John Hall, Jr., and Andrew Balch.] 

Province of \ Salem april y" 20**^ 1761 we the Subscribers 
Newhampshire J ware appointed By Daniel Peaslee Esq"^ admin- 
istrator of the Estate of Timothy Beetle Late of Salem Deceast 
to Set of the thirds to the widow of the Said timothy Beetle 
which is as followeth two acers & half of Land on the North Side 
of the Road and the House and two acers of Land on the South 
Side of the Road Excluding the Barn which we alow to Be one 
third Part of S'^ Estate 

John Hall Jr. 
Andrew Balch 
Richard Dow 

[Warrant, June 17, 1761, authorizing John Hall and Andrew 
Balch, both of Salem, yeomen, to receive claims against the 
estate.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £681. 16. 2; expendi- 
tures, £439. 8. o; mentions a widow and children; allowed May 
26, 1762.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £837. 9. 3; amount 
distributed, £242. 8. 2; allowed Feb. 13, 1763.] 



JOHN DAVIS 1761 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of John Davis of Kingston, yeo- 
man, granted to his widow, Hannah Davis, April 4, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 70.] 



124 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Hannah Davis, with Thomas Welch, innholder, and 
Thomas Wadleigh, yeoman, both of Hawke, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, April 4, 1761, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Edward Eastman, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, May 27, 1761; amount, £554. 17. o; signed by 
Moses Colby and John Corser.] 



JACOB BROWN 1761 HAMPTON FALLS 

In the Name of God Amen This Sixth day of April In the first 
year of the Reign of King George the third Over Great Brittain 
&c; Annoque Domini 1761 I Jacob Brown of Hampton falls in 
the Province of New Hampshire Yeoman * * * 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Wellbeloved wife Jemima 
the Use And Improvement of One third part of All my Real 
Estate of Lands Marsh Meadow Orchard and buildings During 
the time she shall Remain my widow I also Give her two Cows 
And four Sheep to Improve for the same term, And at her De- 
cease or time of Marrying Again what I have here given her the 
use of is to go to my Son Isaac; I also Give & Bequeath to my 
said Wife All my Houshold Goods And Moveables within Doors 
for her to use and Improve As she Pleases and to Dispose of to 
my Son Isaac Brown and Daughter Abigail Brown at her Dis- 
cretion 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Three Daughters viz* 
Martha Cram, Mary Thresher, & Mehitable Brown to Each of 
them Eighty Pounds old Tenor to be Paid by my Executor 
within One year after my Decease 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Abigail Brown 
One hundred Pounds old Tenor to be paid her by my Executor 
within One year after my Decease I also Give her One Cow to 
her own use and Disposal, and the Priviledge of living in One 
Room in my House Where there is a fireplace, so long as she shall 
Remain Unmarried — 



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Item I Give And Bequeath to my Son Nathan Brown my 
Biggest Timber Chain I having before given to my said Son 
Nathan the Portion I Designed for him 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Son Isaac Brown to him his 
heirs and assigns all my Lands and Buildings And Real Estate 
of whatsoever Denomination in the Township of Hampton Not 
before Otherwise Disposed of That Part which my wife is to have 
the Use of During her Widowhood shall also go to my said Son 
Isaac at her Decease or time of Marrying again; I also Give to 
my Said Son Isaac All my Stock of Creatures And Husbandry 
Tools And Moveables without Doors Not Otherwise Disposed 
of in this my Will; And I order him to pay all Debts which I 
Owe And the before mentioned Legacies, And to Receive Such 
Debts as Are Due to me 

And I Do appoint my Said Son Isaac Brown to be Sole 
Executor * * * 

Jacob Bown 

[Witnesses] Meshech Weare, Jonathan Steward, Obadiah 
Worth. 

[Proved May 26, 1762.] 

[Inventory, June 5, 1762; amount, £12,114. 10. o; signed by 
Jonathan Steward and Obadiah Worth,] 



CHARLES HIGHT 1761 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Charles Hight of Portsmouth, 
sailmaker, granted to his widow, Alice Hight, April 7, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 67.] 

[Bond of Alice Hight, with John Briard and Samuel Frost, 
mariners, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of £1000, 
April 7, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker, Elizabeth Pascall.] 



126 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, April 7, 1761, authorizing Hunking Wentworth and 
John Dennett, gentleman, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the- 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 26, 1761; amount, £9022. 16. 6; signed by 
Hunking Wentworth and John Dennett.] 

[Guardianship of Christopher Hight, minor, aged more than 
14 years, son of Charles Hight of Portsmouth, granted to George 
Boyd of Portsmouth Oct. 31, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 24.] 

[Bond of George Boyd, with Samuel Tripe as surety, both of 
Portsmouth, sum not stated, Oct. 31, 1765, for the guardianship 
of Christopher Hight; witnesses, William Parker, William 
Vaughan.] 



JAMES RICHARDSON 1761 PELHAM 

In the Name of God Amen, the Seventh Day of April in the 
Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty one 
and in the First Year of his Majestys Reign I James Richardson 
of Pelham in the Province of New Hamp' in New-England 
Yeoman * * * 

Secondly It is my Will that my Son James Richardson be Sole 
Executor to this my Last Will and Testament 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my beloved Wife Molley the 
use and Improvement of the one half of all my Lands and Build- 
ings thereon with the profits arising therefrom (Excepting the 
Hay that may be Cut on my Lands for the whole of the Hay my 
Son James is to have at all times) which she is in such manner to 
have During the whole time she shall Remain my Widow but in 
case she my s** wife shall after my Decease Marry again at the 
Day of her Marriage she is to Deliver up to my s'^ Son James her 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 27 

Right of improvement both in Lands and Buildings with the 
Profits thereof to be his forever — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to My Son James abovementioned 
all my Lands and Buildings thereon standing with all my stock 
of Cattle Sheep Horses & Swine with all my utensils and Imple- 
ments of Husbandry both within & without Doors to be his 
forever but with the Restrictions already made or that in this my 
Last Will may be made — 

Item, My Will further is that my Son James do Constantly 
keep for his mothers use and Benifit Three Cows and Ten Sheep 
the annual profits of which are to be my wifes during such her 
widowhood as is already mentioned but at the Slaughter the 
Bodies are to be my Son James he immediately providing others 
Instead of those Slain for his Mothers use & Benifit as above- 
mentioned and in case my Wife Molley shall after my Decease 
Marry again she is to take with her at her Marriage the Three 
Cows & Ten Sheep to be hers and at her own Dispose it is my 
will also that my Son James do constantly Provide a Horce for 
his mothers use as long as she shall Remain my Widow and no 
longer the Horse then to be his my Son James is to provide for 
his mother during such her widowhood as is abovementioned a 
Sufficiency of firewood at her Door Ready Cut for the fire & in 
case that House in which I now Dwell be in time found incon- 
venient for both my Wife and s^ Son James to Dwell in my will 
is that he my Son James do Build a Decent House in some con- 
venient place on my Land for his Mother to Dwell in which she 
is to have the free use and improvement of as long as she con- 
tinues my Widow & no longer for if She shall Marry again this s'^ 
House is to be my Son James forever after 

Item My Will also is that my s** Wife Molley have all my 
Bads with the Bedding thereto belonging to Dispose of among 
her other Children as she shall See best Excepting one good Bed 
with Sutable Bedding therefor which I give to my s'* Son James 

Item, It is my Will that my Son James do pay or cause to be 
paid to my Son Abijah Richardson as soon as s'^ abijah shall 



128 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

attain the full age of Twenty one years the Sum of Sixty Six 
Pounds Lawfull Money which I look upon as his part or portion 
of my Estate — 

Item, It is also my will that my Son James do pay or cause to 
be paid to my son Ezekiel Richardson when he shall arrive to the 
age of Twenty one years the Sum of Forty Pounds Lawfull 
Money which I look upon as his part or portion of my Estate 

Item, It is my Will that my Son James do pay or cause to be 
paid unto his Sister Molley Richardson at the Expiration of the 
Term of Eight years from the Day of the Date hereof & if s** 
Molley his Sister shall Marry Sooner she is to be paid at the 
Day of her Marriage the Sum of Sixty Six Pounds Ten shillings 
Lawfull Money which I look upon as her portion of my Estate — 

Item, My will is that my Son James do also pay or cause to be 
paid unto Each of his other Sisters Viz Olive & Bridget Richard- 
son when they shall attain the age of Eighteen years the Sum of 
Forty Pounds Lawfull Money which I look on as their Respective 
portions of my Estate * * * 

his 
James X Richardson 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Philip Richardson, William Elliot, Daniel Coburn. 

[Proved June 17, 1761.] 

[Bond of James Richardson, with Philip Richardson and 
Daniel Colburn as sureties, all of Pelham, in the sum of £500, 
June 17, 1 761, for the execution of the will; witnesses, Nathaniel 
Fellows, Daniel Poor.] 



JABEZ SMITH 1761 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God amen this Eighth Day of April In the 
Year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty One 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 29 

And in the first Year of the Reign of King George the third Over 
Great Brittain &c: 

I Jabez Smith of Hampton in the Province of New Hampsh"" 
Esq'' * * * 

Item I Give And Devise unto my Grandson Jabez Moulton To 
him his heirs and assigns Part of my DweUing House where I now 
Live viz*^ the two Southerly or fore Rooms with the Chambers 
And Garretts Over the Same, with two thirds of the Cellar and 
two thirds of the Dairy, also two thirds of my Land where my 
House Stands and adjoyning thereto Called my home Place, and 
all my Barn Standing Eastward of my Dwelling House : also two 
Shares in Timber Swamp so Called in Hampton aforesaid : Also 
One half of my Cow Pasture so Called in the fourth Division so 
Called ; also One half of a Piece of Land lying between Taylors 
River and Exeter Road As it was laid Out and As I formerly 
Owned the Same I having before Disposed of Part of said Piece 
of Land to my Son John Smith now Deceas'd My Meaning is that 
my Said Grandson Jabez shall have one half of the whole as it was 
before I Gave that to my said Son ; I also Give my Said Grandson 
One half of all my Right in the Township of Chichester in the 
Province aforesaid with all Priviledges to said half Right belonging 

Also a Piece of Marsh lying at the Hop Ground so Called by 
Estimation Six Acres be the Same more or less; also a Piece at 
the Clambanks so Called by Estimation two Acres be the Same 
More or less, also a Share of Marsh at the Ox Common so Called 
at Easons Point; Also the Lowermost Share which I have near 
the Rivers Mouth I also Give him my three year old Colt, Also 
one feather Bed and Beding thereto belonging the Bed I mean is 
that whereon I Commonly Lodge And my Wearing Apparell; 
And My Will and Meaning is that as to the Lands And Marsh 
which I have here Given to my Said Grandson he is not to come 
into Possession or have the Improvement thereof Untill he shall 
arrive at the Age of twenty One Years and then to have the 
Improvement of One half thereof and the Other half at the Death 
of his father and Mother 



130 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my two Grand aughters Sarah 
Smith and Hannah Smith Equally between them their Heirs 
And Assigns Each to have one half viz* All the Remainder of my 
Dwelling House not before Disposed of, And the Remaining 
third part of my Home Place where the House Stands & Lands 
adjoyning thereto not before Disposed of And the Barn West- 
ward of my House which was built by my Son John Smith: also 
the Remaining Part of My Land lying Between Taylors River 
and Exeter Road which with what I before Gave to my Son John 
Smith Deceas'd makes one half of all my land there: Also One 
half of my Cow Pasture in the fourth Division so Called ; also a 
Piece of Marsh lying at the falls by Estimation three acres; also 
a Share of Marsh Containing about four Acres lying Against the 
Ceadars; also three Small Shares near the Rivers Mouth; I also 
Give to my said Grandaughter Sarah Smith One feather Bed and 
Bedding therto belonging the Bed I mean is now in the Kitchin 
Chamber: also Six Kitchin Chairs between my two Grandaugh- 
ters abovementioned : and my will and meaning is that as to what 
Real Estate I have here Given to my two Grandaughters Sarah 
Smith And Hannah Smith Abovenamed they are not to come 
into Possession or have the Improvement thereof LIntill they 
Respectively Arrive at the Age of Eighteen Years or time of 
Marryage which shall first happen and then to have the Improve- 
ment of One half thereof and the Other half at their Mothers 
Decease 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Grandaughter Hannah Moul- 
ton the Bed and Bedding belonging thereto which is now in my 
west Chamber with the furniture of that Chamber 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Grandaughter Eunice Moul- 
ton the Bed and Bedding belonging thereto which is now in my 
Garrett 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Sister Hannah Barnard of 
Boston One hundred Pounds New Hampshire old Tenor to be 
Paid by my Executors 

Item I Give and Bequeath Unto the Eldest Son of David 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I3I 

Smith of Rye his heirs and assigns one half of my Right in the 
Towship of Chichester with the Priviledges to said half Right 
belonging also fifty Pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Executors 

Item I Give and Bequeath to John Moulton son of Rebeckah 
Moulton Deceas'd fifty Pounds old Tenor to be paid by my 
Executors 

Item I Give and Bequeath to the two Sons of my Sister Meri- 
bah Fogg fifty Pounds old Tenor to be Divided between them 
and paid by my Executors 

Item I Give And Bequeath to the three Sons of my Sister 
Sarah Moulton fifty Pounds old Tenor to be Divided Equally 
Between them and paid by my Executors 

Item I Give and Bequeath to the Poor of the Church in Hamp- 
ton fifty Pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Executors to Such 
as they shall Judge to be most needy 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son in Law John Moulton 
and to my Daughter Lydia Moulton the use and Improvement 
of the whole of what Real Estate I have in this my Will Given to 
my Grandson Jabez Moulton Untill my Said Grandson shall 
arrive at the age of twenty One years; And after that to have the 
Use and Improvement of One half thereof During their Joynt 
lives and During the life of the Survivor of them Excepting and it 
is to be understood to be my will and meaning that they or Either 
of them Are not to have Such an Improvement as to have liberty 
to Cut any Timber or Wood off of any of the Premisses But 
what shall be necessary for fencing the Premisses and for their 
own firewood — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter in Law Sarah 
Smith the Use and Improvement of the whole of what Real 
Estate I have in this my will Given Unto my two Grandaughters 
Sarah Smith and Hannah Smith I'ntill they shall arrive unto the 
age of Eighteen years or time of Marryage which shall first 
happen 

And after that my Said Daughter in Law to have the Use and 
Improvement of one half thereof During her natural Live But not 



132 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

to Cut any Timber or wood off of the Premisses Only what shall 
be necessary for fencing the Premisses And for her own firewood 

Item my Will is that my Stock of Creatures shall be Improved 
by my Executors towards paying my Debts and Legacies so far 
as they will Answer 

Lastly I Do by these Presents Constitute and Appoint my 
Son in Law John Moulton and my Daughter in Law Sarah Smith 
to be Executor & Executrix * * * 

Jabez Smith 

[Witnesses] Meshech Weare, Noah Ward, Cotton Ward. 

[Proved May 27, 1761.] 

[Warrant, June 24, 1761, authorizing Meshech Weare of 
Hampton Falls and Jonathan Moulton, Jr., of Hampton to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 28, 1761; amount, £25,656. 5. o; signed by 
Meshech Weare and Jonathan Moulton.] 

[Act, Dec. 13, 1763, authorizing the court to order a division of 
the real estate, the legatees being minors.] 

Province of 1 We the Subscribers being i\ppointed a Com- 

New Hamps"" j mittee by the Honourable Richard Wibird Esq'' 

Judge of Probate of Wills &c: for the Province Aforesaid to 

make Partition And Division of the Real Estate of Jabez Smith 

Esq'' Late of Hampton in said Province Deceas'd between the 

Devisees of Said Deceas'd Agreeable to his Will ; Pursuant to a 

Special Act or Law of said Province Authorizing the Same 

We have Accordingly Made Partition thereof as follows 

First. Whereas the said Testator Devised to his Grandson 

Jabez Moulton part of his Dwelling House where he then lived 

viz*' the two Southerly or forerooms with the Chambers & Gar- 

retts Over the same with two thirds of the Celler and two thirds 

of the Dairy, also two thirds of his Land Called the Home Place 

and the Barn Standing Eastward of the House And also Devised 

to his Grandaughters Sarah Smith & Hannah Smith the Re- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 133 

mainder of his Dwelling House and the Remaining third Part of 
the Home Place and the Barn Westward of the House We have 
made Partition of the said Premisses between the said Jabez 
And the said Sarah and Hannah as follows viz* we have set off to 
the said Sarah And Hannah two Acres and forty Rods at the 
Easterly End of the Home Place Beginning at the Northeasterly 
Corner by the Country Road And from thence Running Westerly 
by said Road fifteen Rods And thirteen links of a Chain to a 
Stone Set up, and from thence Square Across to the Personage 
land On the Southerly side, which Piece is marked in the Plan 
hereto Annexed by the Letter A. Also a Small Piece where the 
Dwelling House is Containing twenty Seven Rods and a half 
Beginning by the Countrey Road in a Right line with the East- 
erly End of the House, thence Running Westerly by said Road 
ten Rods then Running back from said Road so as to be two 
Rods And a half in Wedth at the Easterly End and three Rods 
in Wedth at the Westerly End Described in the Plan by the 
letter a, which Piece Contains the part of the Buildings given to 
the Said Sarah And Hannah. And the Remainder of said Home 
Place Containing four Acres and Seventy Seven Rods and a half 
Described in the Plan by the Letter B. we have Set off to the said 
Jabez Moulton which also Contains the part of the Buildings 
given to him, The said Jabez, Sarah & Hannah the Devisees to 
have Equal Priviledge in y*' Improvement of the well in Jabez^ i^art 
Secondly, As the said Testator Devised to his said Grandson 
Jabez One half of his Cow Pasture so Called in the fourth Divi- 
sion so Called; and to his said Grandaughters Sarah & Hannah 
One half of his Cow Pasture in the fourth Division so Called We 
have made Partition of the said Pasture Between the Said Jabez 
and the said Sarah and Hannah as follows viz* We have set off 
to the said Jabez the Easterly half of said Pasture Described in 
the Plan by the Letter C. Containing Nineteen Acres and One 
hundred fifty two Rods, Beginning at the Northeasterly Corner 
by the Highway thence Running Southwesterly by the way fifty 
three Rods and Nine Links of a Chain to a Stake and Stones 



134 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

thence Running South 28 Degrees East Across said Pasture to a 
Stake, thence Easterly Fifty six Rods to the Southeasterly 
Corner of Said Pasture by a high Way then Northerly by said 
way to the Corner where it began — And the Westerly half of 
said Pasture Described in the Plan by the Letter D, Containing 
Nineteen Acres and one hundred fifty two Rods we have set ofif 
to the said Sarah and Hannah 

Also as the said Testator Devised to his said Grandson Jabez 
One half of a Piece of Land lying between Taylors River And 
Exeter Road as it was Laid Out And as he formerly Owned the 
Same; And to his said Grandaughters Sarah and Hannah the 
Remaining half Including a part he had before Given to his Son 
John Smith Deceased, We have made Partition of the Same as 
follows viz* We have set off to the said Jabez the Westerly half 
thereof. Beginning at the Northwesterly Corner by Exeter Road 
thence Running Easterly by land in the Improvement of Thomas 
Ran One hundred Sixty one Rods And Nineteen Links to a 
Stake, thence South Eighteen Degrees East Eighty two Rods 9 
Links to a Stake, thence South fifty Nine Degrees East thirteen 
Rods and Sixteen links to a Stake by the Highway, thence 
Southerly by said way Eighteen Rods to Cliffords Corner so 
Called then Westerly by Land of Sundry Persons to Exeter 
Road aforesaid. Containing Sixty two Acres & Sixty five Rods 
Described in the Plan by the Letter F. And we have set off to 
the said Sarah and Hannah the Easterly half of said Piece of 
Land Containing Sixty two Acres and one hundred forty five 
Rods Including what was before given to the said John Smith 
Deceas'd, Described in the Plan by the Letter E. And this we 
make as Our Return of the Partition And Division of the Several 
Pieces of Land Abovementioned between the said Devisees to 
hold in Severalty as above Described Dated the tenth Day of 
October Anno Domini 1764 — 

Meshech Weare 
Joseph Sanbun 
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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 135 

JOSEPH BURLEIGH 1761 NEWMARKET 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Burleigh of New- 
market, yeoman, granted to his son, Joseph Burleigh of New- 
market, yeoman, April 14, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 67.] 

[Bond of Joseph Burleigh, with Jeremiah Folsom, gentleman, 
and Moses Burleigh yeoman, as sureties, all of Newmarket, in 
the sum of £1000, April 14, 1761, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Wyseman Claggett, William Parker.] 



ROBERT STEELE 1761 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Robert Steele of Exeter, 
yeoman, granted to John Steele of Exeter, yeoman, April 17, 
1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 69.] 

[Bond of John Steele, with Nathan Taylor of Exeter and 
John Hight of Newington, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, April 17, 1 761, for the administration of the estate of his 
son, Robert Steele; witnesses, William Parker, Solomon Loud, 
Jr.] 



JOHN COKER 1 761 STRATH AM 

In the Name of God Amen, the twentieth Day of April, in the 
year of our Lord God, one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty 
one. I John Coker of Stratham in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Yeoman ; being weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis. I give unto my Daughter Sarah Marble, her 
Heirs and assigns, all the Household Stuff She brought with her 



136 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

when She last remov'd to my House; which Household Stuff her 
Husband gave me a Deed of; and also a twin three year old 
Heifer. 

Item. I give unto my Daughter Mercy Coker, her Heirs and 
assigns, that Feather Bed and that Brass Kettle, both which 
was left with me by her Aunt Sherron, and also that Feather 
Bed which I Commonly Lay upon: and one of my Cows, of 
which She Shall have her Choice. — 

Item. I give unto my Grandson Coker Wiggin, his Heirs and 
assigns, the one half of all the Land I now own within the Town- 
ship of Bow in Said Province and also ten Spanish Mill'd Dol- 
lers; my great Bible; my Long Gun well fitted up; and a pair of 
Large Gold Sleeve Buttons; to be paid and Deliver'd unto his 
mother within three Months after my Decease; and to be kept 
by her, till he arives to the Age of twenty one years. 

Item. I give unto my Grandson Chase Wiggin, his Heirs 
and assigns, the one half of all the Land I now own in the Town- 
ship of Bow in Said Province; and also ten Spanish Mill'd 
Dollers; my other Gun; and two pieces of Cloth I have in my 
House, for out Side Cloaths, to be Deliver'd unto his mother, 
within three months after my Decease; by her to be kept till he 
Shall Arrive to the age of twenty one years. 

Item. I give unto my five Daughters, viz* Mary Wiggin, 
Martha Young, Sarah Marble, Hannah Fifield, and Mercy 
Coker, their Heirs and assigns forever (after all my Debts and 
Legacies and funeral Charges are paid,) all the Remainder of my 
Estate, both Real and Personal, of all kinds whatsoever and 
wheresoever the Same is or may be found, that I have not given 
away as aforesaid, to be Equally Divided between them. 

And further my Will is, and I do hereby Constitute appoint 
and ordain, my Son in Law Joseph Fifield, my Sole Execu- 
tor * * * 

John Coker 

[Witnesses] Samuel Leavitt, Zebulun Ring, Sam' Lane. 

[Proved April 30, 1761.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I37 

[Warrant, April 30, 1761, authorizing Samuel Veasey, yeoman, 
and Samuel Lane, tanner, both of Stratham, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, June 24, 1761; amount, £18,028. i. 4; signed by 
Samuel Veasey and Samuel Lane.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £171. 13. i, personal es- 
tate; expenditures, £86. 18. 2 ; mentions Mercy Giles, a daughter; 
allowed Nov. 30, 1768.] 



JOSIAH CUMMINGS 1761 HUDSON 

[Bond of Miriam Cummings, widow, with Ezekiel Hills, 
gentleman, and Joseph Pollard, cooper, as sureties, all of Not- 
tingham West, in the sum of £1000, April 22, 1761, for the 
administration of the estate of Josiah Cummings of Notting- 
ham West; witnesses, Isaac Cummings, Jonathan Lovewell.] 

[Inventory, May 22, 1761; amount, £1709. 13. o; signed by 
Samuel Greeley and Samuel Hills.] 



JOSEPH WEBSTER 1761 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Webster of Hampton, 
yeoman, granted to Jonathan Towle of Hampton, yeoman, 
April 25, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 79.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Towle, with Jonathan Towle and Reuben 
Moulton, both of Rye, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, 
April 25, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker, Nathaniel Adams.] 



138 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JONATHAN BATCHELDER 1761 HAMPTON FALLS 

In the Name of God Amen This twenty Seventh Day of April 
In the Year of Our Lord Christ One Thousand Seven hundred 
and Sixty One — I Jonathan Bachelder of Hampton falls in the 
Province of New Hampshire in New England Yeoman * * * 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my well beloved wife Sarah The 
use And Improvement of One Room in the Dwelling House 
where I now live So long as she shall Remain my Widow, I also 
Give her all my Houshold Goods for her to Dispose of as she 
Pleases; I also Give her One Cow And three Sheep to be kept for 
her use both Summer and Winter by my Executor and I hereby 
order my Executor to keep the Same or a like number for her use 
so long as she Remain my Widow & no longer I also Give to my 
Said wife to be Provided and Deliverd to her by my Executor 
herein after named Yearly & Every Year so long as she Remains 
my Widow One hundred Pounds weight of Good Pork; forty 
Pounds weight of Good Beef; Eight Bushels of Good Indian 
Corn, one Bushel of Maltt; and firewood at the Door Sufficient 
for her Occasion ; two Pounds of Cotton woll and Six Pounds of 
flax; One Gallon of Molasses and Six Pounds of Good Sugar. 
And My Will and meaning is that the Cow and Sheep Above- 
mentioned which my wife is to have the Improvement of During 
her Widowhood at her Decease or Marriage Again shall Go & 
Remain to my Son John Bachelder my Executor to his use And 
Disposall And that my Said wife in Case she shall marry Again 
shall have no Interest in my Estate but the Houshold Goods 
before mentioned 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Jonathan Bachelder five 
shillings New Tenor to be paid by my Executor 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Daughters Abigail Tilton, 
Sarah Worth And Huldah Pettingale Each of them five shillings 
New Tenor to be Paid to Each of them by my Executor 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Daughter Mary Philbrick 
fifty shillings New Tenor to be paid by my Executor 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 39 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son John Bachelder to him 
his heirs and assigns All my Home Place where I now live Con- 
taining about twelve acres be the Same More or less with the 
Buildings thereon, Also a Piece of Land Containing About three 
Acres and a half on the Westerly Side of Exeter Road near my 
House; also about four acres in the Quarter of Mile so Called, 
and all my Stock of Creatures And Moveables without Doors of 
what Denomination soever ; And whatsoever Estate is Due or of 
Right belonging to me Real or Personal that is not Otherwise 
Disposed of in this my Will I Give it to my Said Son John And 
I Order him to pay all Such Debts as I owe And the Legacies 
Mentioned in this my Will And I Do hereby appoint him my 
Said Son John Bachelder Sole Executor * * * 

Jonathan Bachelder 

[Witnesses] Meshech Weare, Philemon Prescutt, Isaac Green. 

[Proved May 26, 1762.] 

[Warrant, May 26, 1762, authorizing Jonathan Tilton and 
Jeremiah Lane, both of Hampton Falls, yeomen, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 31, 1762; amount, £3372. o. o; signed by 
Jonathan Tilton and Jeremiah Lane.] 



TRISTRAM COFFIN 1761 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen, this Twenty Seventh Day of April 
Anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty one, I 
Tristrum Coffin of Dover in y« Province of New-Hamps' Gent" 
being Exercised with great Bodily Infermities * * * 

Imprimis I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved Wife Hannah 
Coffin the free & full use & Improvement of y" westerly lower 
Room in my Dwelling House & y Chamber over it, & also Such 
a priviledge in the Celler under s'' house as she Shall hav occation 
for to Secure her stores; & also y use & Improvement of ye one 



140 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

third part of my Barn, as also y^ one Third Part of y Produce 
Proffit & Income of my homstead Land of every kind, where I 
now live, likewise the Priviledge of fire wood Sufficient to Sup- 
port one good fire, all y" foregoing Articles I give to my S*^ Wife 
during y^ time of her Continuing my Widow. I also give to my 
s'^ Wife to her own disposal, one third part of my live stock of 
Cattle Sheep & swine, & also all my Household Goods & furni- 
ture as Beds & Beding &c ; to her own disposal 

Item I Give unto my Son Eliphalet Coffin & to his Heirs & 
assigns for ever all my Homestead Land where I now live to- 
gether with my Dwelling House & Barn & all other Buildings 
standing & Being upon y^ s^ Land on both Sides of y^ Road & 
also y Land on both Sides of S'^ Road, and also my Right in y* 
Common Land in s'i Dover which is not yet Laid out. I also 
Give to my s'^ son Eliphalet his Heirs & Assigns forever all my 
Right & Interest in y" falls in Cochecha River at Cochecha So 
Called. But in Case my S<^ Son Should leave no Issue of his 
Body lawfully Begotten, at his Decease, then my Will is that my 
S<^ Wife Shall have y use & Improvement of y" one third Part of 
my homestead Land which I have herein given to my Said Son 
Eliphalet, & y" other two thirds of S'l Land together with all my 
S** Common Right & S'^ Priviledge in y afores'd falls & all my 
Said Buildings I give to my Daughters, viz : Abigail Gennis Jean 
Colcot, Susana Deborah & Parnel Coffin to be equally Divided 
among them. I also Give to my S'^ Son Eliphalet Coffin two 
thirds of my live Stock of Cattle Sheep & Swine, and also my 
Cart & wheels & all other my farming Tackling & utensils. 

Item, I Give to my S^^ Daughters Abigail Gennis & Jean Colcot 
all my Land in Rochester both in y« Divided & in y« undivided 
lands in S^ Town, to be Equally Divid between them, & to thier 
Heirs & Assigns for ever. 

Item I Give to my s"^ Daughters Susanna Deborah & Parnel 
Coffin & to thier Heirs & Assigns for ever, all my Land lying near 
the Bridg at Cochecha, where I formerly lived, to be Equally 
Divided among them. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I4I 

Item I Give to my Son in Law Joseph Ham five Pounds, old 
Tenor to be paid him by my S"^ Son EHphalet, within y^ Term of 
Six Months after my Decease. 

Item I Give to my S'' Daughter Abigail Gennis fifty Pounds 
old Tenor, and to my S'^ Daughter Jean Colcot two Hundred 
Pounds, of Y" like old Tenor, to be Paid them, by my S'^ three 
Daughters, viz; Susanna Deborah & Parnel Coffin, in Equal 
Proportion, within y^ term of two Years, after my Decease. 
And I do hereby Constitute make & ordain my S'^ wife Hannah 
Coffin to be my Executrix, & my S'* Son EHphalet Coffin to be 
my Executor * * * 

Tristrum Coffin 

[Witnesses] Sam'^ Hodge, Isaac Young, Benjamin Watson. 

[Proved Aug. 26, 1761.] 

[Bond of Hannah Coffin, with Richard Waldron, gentleman, 
and Samuel Hogg as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of £1000, 
Aug. 26, 1761, for the execution of the will; witnesses, William 
Parker, Cutts Shannon.] 



MICAJAH MORRILL 1761 SOUTH HAMPTON 

[Micajah Morrill of South Hampton was appointed guardian 
of his daughter, Hannah Morrill, minor, less then 14 years old, 
April 27, 1761.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 338, p. 122. 1 

[Bond of Micajah Morrill, gentleman, with John Hackett, 
shipwright, and Samuel Dalton, joiner, both of Salisbury Mass., 
as sureties, in the sum of £1000, April 27, 1761; witnesses, 
Daniel Appleton and James Tarbox.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



142 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOHN STEWART 1761 WINDHAM 

[Warrant, April 28, 1761, authorizing Gain Armour of Wind- 
ham, gentleman, and James Paul of Londonderry to appraise 
the estate of John Stewart of Windham, yeoman.] 

[Inventory, attested Aug. 13, 1761; amount, £8607.0.0; 
signed by James Paul and Gain Armour.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Stewart granted to his 
widow, Rebecca Stewart, Aug. 26, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 211.] 

[Bond of Rebecca Stewart, with John Cochran of Windham, 
gentleman, and James Paul of Londonderry, trader, as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, Aug. 26, 1761, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Cutts Shannon, Joseph March.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, as per inventory; 
expenditures, £40. 17. 33/4; allowed Aug. 28, 1765.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 28, 1765, authorizing Samuel Morrison, John 
Cochran, Gain Armour, gentlemen, William Thom, and John 
Morrow, yeomen, all of Windham, to divide the real estate.] 

Province of Newhampshire We the Subscribers here of By 
vertue of a Warrant to us Directed By the Hon^'*' Richard 
Wibird Esq'' judge of the Probate of Wills &c for s^ Province 
to Devid the Real Estate of Jn° Stuart of Windham Dec* 
among the Widdow and Children in obediance to the afore s<* 
precept we have Devided s'^ Estate and Laid ofT to the Relect 
and to Each of the Childer to the Beast of our judgment accord- 
ing to the Derictions given us: which is as followeth We have 
Laid off to the Relect of s^ Dec* and to David Hopkin in her 
right for her thirds all that tract or Lott of Land Known By the 
Name of the Little Lott (Except one hundred and Nineteen 
rhod which we reserve to the Eldest Son to y Dec^) s** Lott is 
Bounded as followeth : it is froonting on Cobetts pond : Easterly 
on Will™ Thorns Land: Wasterly on Gainn Armours Land: and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 43 

Southarly on the Cross Roade; the afore s<* hundred and Nin- 
teen Rhod reserv'd to the Eldest Son Jn° Stuart is Bounded as 
followeth : Begining at the afore s*^ Cross roade on the Deviding 
Line Between s^^ Land and the afore s^ Will"" Thorns Land : from 
thence runing Norwast Seventeen rhod: from thence runing 
Seven rhod South wast: from thence runing South Easterly to s'' 
Cross roade: Leaving one rhod Between s^ Line & Gainn Ar- 
mours Stoan Wall: from thence runing Bounding on s^ road to 
the Bounds first mentioned : further we Lay off to the afore s** 
relict and to s"^ David in her right one third of the pastuar which 
is Now Improv'd from the Cross rhoad to policie pond of the 
Lott where on the Buildings Stands: and Likewise y* part of 
the orchard which is on the South Easterly side of s'* Cross 
rhoad : and the half of y* plate of grownd which is Cal'd the 
old Gardian which is North wast of the Barne and the appel 
tree thats in s<^ Gardian: and one third of s^ Barne Dwelling 
house and Sellar: and Likewise an aditional Wood Lott at 
the South wasterly End of Cobetts pond Beginning at a White 
oak tree Marked Standing on the Bank of s'^ pond : from 
thence runing Noarth Wasterly twelve rhod to a red oak tree 
marked from thence runing South wasterly By a twine white 
oak tree Marked twenty rhod to a rock at the Side of y^ 
rhoad Leading from Sam' m'' Adams to the Rev'' M' Williams: 
from thence runing Southarly Bounding on s^ rhoad as it 
goes to the Corner of s*' pond Including all within s"* Bounds 
for their use and Benefite for fire wood or fenceing Stuff — 
fourther we Lay off to Jn° Stuart Eldest son to the Dec^ for 
his Double share all the froont of the hom Lott where on y« 
Buildings Stand : from the afore s^ Cross roade to Cobetts pond : 
s^ Lott is Boun'd Easterly on Allex'''" Parks Land and wasterly 
on y afore s^ Will™ Thoms Land and Southarly on s^ road with 
the Orchard and two thirds of s'^ Barne and Dwelling House: and 
all the Improvements there unto Belonging Except y' one half 
of the afore mentioned gardian and appel tree: and also the 
other two thirds of the afore s'' pastuar and all the Wood and 



144 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Wood Land Between s^ Cross road and policie pond : and all so 
one acre of meadow originally Laid out to Robart Armstrong 
one of the originally properriaters in Londonderry in flart rock 
meadow so Called Bounded as followeth : froonting on the Brook 
and runing to y^ up Land and Lyeth Between Gorge Jefferys 
and Archbald m'^phredrests meadow Lotts — and Likewise Laid 
out to the afore s'^ Jn" Stuart another tract of Land Lying at the 
South wasterly End of Cobetts pond Containing ten acres be 
the Same more or Less Beginning at an old Stump on the Bank 
of the pond from thence runing South thirty two rhod to a 
Stake and Stons: thence runing South South Wast Six rhod to a 
Stake and Stons: from thence runing North thirty Six Degrees 
wast fifty Six rhod to a Stake : from thence runing North fourty 
seven Degrees East twenty Six rhod to a tree marked : from 
thence runing South Eighty two Degrees East Nineteen rhod 
Down the hill to the afore s*^ pond : from thence Bounding on s'^ 
pond to the Bounds first mentioned: reserveing out of s*^ tract 
of Land the Wood Between the rhoad and the pond to the relict 
of the DeC^ and David Hopkin in her right; and further we Lay 
off to the afore s*^ Jn° Stuart fifty acres off the Easterly En^^ 
of a Lott of Land Noumber twenty one Lying in the town of 
Halifax on the wast side of Connecticut river in the County of 
Cumberland: further the whole and Every article Specified in 
this return Laid off to the relict of the s<i DeC^ and to David 
Hopkin in her right of thirds Except the aditional wood Lott at 
the South Wasterly End of Cobetts pond mentioned in this 
return we allow to the afore s*^ Jn° Stuart for his Double Share 
after the afore s'^ relicts Deceas — 

and the remaining part of the afor s'^ Lott Lying in halifax in 
s*^ County of Coumberland on the wast Side of Connecticut 
river Noumber twenty one Being three hundred and fourteen 
acres Be it more or Less we Lay off to Rob* Stuart Second Son 
to the afore s'^ Dec^ for his Share and proportion of the real 
Estate Belonging y afore s'^ Dec^ he haveing only a Single Share : 
(fourthar) if any Law Suts Shou'd arise Concerning the above s** 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I45 

Lott on account of its not Being Settel'd Before this time we 
Say the other Legattees Shall Each of them pay their Equall 
proportion of the Coast or Charges of Such Law Suts acording 
to the Share of the s^ Dec^^ Estate which they Injoy whither 
Double or Single Share — 

Likewise we Lay off to Adam Stuart third son to the afore s** 
Deceased that tract or Lott of Land Lying at the South Wast 
End of Cobetts pond which y« afore s^ Jn° Stuart purchased oflf 
M' Archbald of Boston in the province of the Massachusetts Bay 
Containing by Estemation Ninety acres Be the Same more or 
Less with all the profites and privelidges there unto Belonging as 
it is Sett forth in the Deed from s"^ Archbald to the afore s^ 
Jn° Stuart Dec^ Exept^ ten acres which we have Sett off this s** 
tract of Land By Metes and Bounds as Sett fourth in this return 
to Jn° Stuart Eldest Son to s^ Dec*^ in his share which we reserve 
from the afore s"^ Adam : — and Likwise we reserve out of this 
tract from s'^ Adam the aditionall Wood Lott mentioned in the 
fore part of this Instrument as it is Butted & Bounded to the 
relict of the DeC^ and to David Hopkin in her right Duering her 
Natureall Life But after her Deceas we allow it to Belong to the 
afore s*^ Adam Stuart in his right of a Single Shar: 

Thus we have according to our Best judgment agreeable To 
the Derictions given us we have Laid off to the relict and to 
Each of the Childer By metes and Bounds as Sett forth in this 
Instrument — Windham april y^ ii''' I770 

Sam' Morison 
John Cochran 
Willi Thom 

his 
John X Morow 
mark 

[Guardianship of Adam Stewart, aged less than 14 years, son 
of John Stewart, granted to James Aiken March 29, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 366.] 



146 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of James Aiken, with Nathaniel Aiken and Thomas 
Aiken as sureties, all of Londonderry, in the sum of £500, 
March 29, 1769, for the guardianship of Adam Stewart; wit- 
nesses, Samuel Morrison, Lettice Aiken.] 



JACOB BEDEL 1761 SALEM 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Bedel of Salem, yeo- 
man, granted to his widow, Mary Bedel, April 30, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 83.] 

[Bond of Mary Bedel, with Timothy Bedel and Peter Merrill 
as sureties, all of Salem, in the sum of £500, April 30, 1761, for 
the administration of the estate; witnesses, Richard Dow, 
Andrew Balch.] 

[Inventory, May 20, 1761; amount, £1499. 12.0; signed by 
Richard Dow and Andrew Balch.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £474. o. o, per- 
sonal estate; expenditures, £1089. 6. 3; allowed June 7, 1763.] 



ZACHARIAH LEACH 1761 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of James Leach of Falmouth, Me., shipwright, with 
Luke Mills, mariner, and Ephraim Ham, block-maker, both of 
Portsmouth, as sureties, in the sum of £500, April 30, 1761, for 
the administration of the estate of Zachariah Leach of Ports- 
mouth, cordwainer; witnesses, George Boyd, Jr., T. Greenwood.] 

[Inventory, May 2, 1761; amount, £2109.1.0; signed by 
George Huntress and Thomas Bickford.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 47 

MARY NUTTER 1761 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Mary Nutter of Portsmouth, 
widow, granted to WilHam Earl Treadwell of Portsmouth, 
merchant, April 30, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 83.] 

[Bond of William Earl Treadwell, with Robert Odiorne, mer- 
chant, and Zachariah Foss, gentleman, as sureties, all of Ports- 
mouth, in the sum of £500, April 30, 1761, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, Cutts Shannon, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Inventory, May 2, 1761; amount, £3713. 16.0; signed by 
Hunking Wentworth and Cutts Shannon.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £2938. 6. o; expendi- 
tures, £1501.11.6; mentions "Sarah Nutter An Orphan"; 
allowed Aug. 25, 1769.] 



DANIEL McFARLAND 1761 CHESTER 

In The Name of God amen. — - 

I Daniel mcfarlin of Chester in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire in New-England Taylor: being in a very Low State of 
helth * * * 

Item I Give to my Son Daniel mcfarlin Six hundred and fifty 
pound in mony in Pasabel Bills of Credit of the old tenor with in 
three years after my Discease and two Stears Cuming in two 
year old and one Colt Cuming in three year old at my Discease 
and a Cow when he Goes to house Keeping to be paid by my 
Executors — 

Item I Give to my son Samuel mcfarlin all my Reall Estate and 
Parsonall Except what I have Geven to my son Daniel : my Son 
Samuel Paying and Performing as followeth (Viz) to Provide for 
my well beloved wife one Good and Suffishant Roome and Sealer 
fit to Keep house in , and all the Nesesares of Life to be Provided in 



148 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Season fit for hur Comfort During her Life also Paying to my 
Daghter asbel mcfarlin two hundred Pound in Pasabel Bills of 
Credit of the old tenor with in three years after my Descease and 
also paying to my Daughter Elezebeth mcfarlin two hundred 
Pound in Pasabel Bills of Credit of the old tenor with in three 
years after my Desease : and also pay to my Daughter margerit 
mcfarlin two Hundred pound in pasabel Bills of Credit of the old 
tenor within three years after my Descease. 

And also to pay to my Daughter Hanah mcfarlin two hundred 
pound in Pasabel Bills of Credit of the old tenor with in three 
years after my Descease : and also to my Daughter Jean mcfarlin 
two Hundred pound in Pasabel Bills of Credit of the old tenor 
with in three years after my Decease: and also to take Care of 
my son James mcfarlin and maintain him in Siknis and in Helth 
as Long as he Lives as I think he will not be Capebel of taking 
Care of him Selfe: and I appoynt my Son Samuel mcfarlin and 
John Tolford Esq"^ my Executors * * * Jn witnis to all here 
in Contained I have here unto affixed my hand and Scale the 
forth Day of may annodomini 1761 : first above writen 

Daniel m''farland 

[Witnesses] Sam" Robie, Aaron Butterfield, Ezekiel Lane. 
[Proved Nov. 25, 1761.] 



EBENEZER SEWARD 1761 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of George Huntress, cordwainer, with George Fernald, 
cooper, and David Odiorne, boat-builder, as sureties, all of 
Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, May 6, 1761, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate of Ebenezer Seward of Portsmouth, caulker; 
witnesses, William Earl Tread well, Enoch Hoag.] 

[Warrant, May 6, 1761, authorizing Thomas Bickford, yeo- 
man, and William Lewis, carver, both of Portsmouth, to ap- 
praise the estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I49 

[Inventory, May 26, 1761; amount, £1456.3.0; signed by 
Thomas Bickford and William Lewis.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 3, 1762, authorizing Eleazer Russell and Cutts 
Shannon, gentleman, both of Portsmouth, to receive claims 
against the estate.] 

[List of claims; amount, £1777. 9. 10; signed by Eleazer Rus- 
sell and Cutts Shannon.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £1313. 13. o; ex- 
penditures, £364. 2. 6; mentions a son and daughter; allowed 
Nov. II, 1762.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £1777. 18. 10; 
amount distributed, £949. 10. 6; allowed March i, 1763.] 



GILES BURLEIGH 1761 NEWMARKET 

In the Name of God amen. 

The Eighth Day of may in the year of our Lord one thousand 
Seven hundred and Sixty one I Gyls Burley of newmarket in the 
province of newhampshire yeoman being Sunthing advanced in 
age and weake in body * * * 

Item I gave and bequath to my well beloved son moses Burley 
all my hompstead Estate viz all my Lands Salt mars and flats in 
newmarket afore Said togather with all the buldings Thereon 
Dwelling hous barn orchards that is on Said Land To have and 
To hold to him his hairs and assigns for Ever — 

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Daugh anna 
Burley the wife of Joseph Burley thrty pound old Tenor she 
haveing had sum thing Considerable before; said thirty pound to 
be paid by my Executor in one year after my Decease — Item 
I give and be Quath thirty pounds old Tenor to my beloved 
Daughter Elizabeth follet the wife of francies follct of Said new- 



I50 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

market she haveing had Somthing Considerable before — Item 
I give and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Sarah Burley 
one hundred pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Said Executor 
in two years after my Decease and also he to give her a cow and 
Calf and one Ewe and Lamb when she marrys if that be with in 
Said Term of two years or other wise at the Eand of Said Two 
years; Item I give and bequath to my well beloved Daughter 
Lydea Burley one hundred pounds old Tenor to be paid to her by 
my said Executor in four years after my Decese also for him to 
give her a cow and calf and one Ewe and one Lamb when she 
marrys if it be within the said Term of four years but other wise 
at the Eand of said four years 

Item I give and bequath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Dureing 
her natural Life to be paid to her by my said Executor Twenty 
bushels of corn three barrills of cyder Two Gallonds of molases 
one gallond of Rhum and Twelve pounds old Tenor all to be paid 
yearly I further give her the East Room in my Dweling house 
and half the Seller dureing as a foresaid; and also he my Said 
Executor to find and provide for her yearly a Sufficant supply of 
firewood at her house cut fit to burn and further to keep for her a 
pigg or hogg yearly and als to Supply her with one hundred 
weight of Beafe yearly as afore Said and also to keep for her 
winter and Summer one Cow and four sheep yearly as a forsd 
and also I give her all my house goods within doors to be at her 
one desposing And I further give to my Said Son Moses Burley 
all my Live Stock oxen Cows horse and younger stock and sheep 
and swine and all the uetentials belonging to said farm wheeals 
Carts plows yokes and chains of all sorts — 

and I Do hearby make ordain and appoint my said son moses 
my Sole Executor * * * 

his 
Gyls X Burley 
mark 

[Witnesses] Zebulon Dudee, Caleb Smart, Thomas young. 

[Proved May 27, 1761.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I5I 

[Bond of Moses Burleigh, yeoman, with Thomas Young and 
Caleb Smart, yeoman, as sureties, all of Newmarket, in the sum 
of £500, May 27, 1761, for the execution of the will; witnesses, 
William Parker, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 



ROBERT MURDOUGH 1761 MERRIMACK 

[Administration on the estate of Robert Murdough of Merri- 
mack, yeoman, granted to Mary Murdough, widow. May 8, 
1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 231.] 

[Bond of Mary Murdough, with James Caldwell of Bedford 
and Samuel Gibson of Litchfield, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum 
of £500, May 8, 1761, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Joseph Blanchard, Edward G. Lutwyche.] 

[Inventory, June i, 1761; amount, £2601.4.4; signed by 
Joseph Blanchard and William Alld.] 

[Warrant, July 20, 1761, authorizing Joseph Blanchard and 
William Alld, yeoman, both of Merrimack, to receive claims 
against the estate.] 

[List of claims, Jan. 20, 1762; amount, £1427. 5. o; signed by 
Joseph Blanchard and William Alld.] 

Province of 1 To the Hon*''" John Wentworth Esq'' Judge 
New Hampsh" / of the Probate of Wills &c for said Province 

Humbly Shews Jon^ Lovewell of Dunstable Esq' in behalf of 
himself & others Creditors to the Estate of Robert Murdough 
late of Merrimack in said Province Yeoman Deceased That 
Administration of said Estate was Granted to Mary Widow of 
Said Robert who is Since married to Nath' Garfield and as your 
Petitioner has Obtaind leave to put the Bond of admin" in suit 
against them he prays that they may not be allowd to pass any 



152 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

further acco* of their admin^ without his being Present or some 
other Person in behalf of Said Creditors Dec 13**' 1769 

Jon* Lovewell 



WILLIAM SHATTUCK 1761 HOLLIS 

[Bond of Experience Shattuck of Hollis, widow, with Noah 
Johnson of Dunstable, yeoman, and Stephen Spaulding of Lon- 
donderry, husbandman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, May 8, 
1 761, for the administration of the estate of William Shattuck of 
Hollis, yeoman; witnesses, James Nichols, Jonathan Lovewell.] 

[Warrant, May 8, 1761, authorizing Francis Worcester and 
Stephen Powers, both of Hollis, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 19, 1761; amount, £7800. 17.2; signed by 
Francis Worcester and Stephen Powers.] 

[Guardianship of William Shattuck and Mary Shattuck, 
minors, aged more than 14 years, children of William Shattuck, 
granted to Stephen Powers of Hollis June 24, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 170.] 

[Bond of Stephen Powers, with Noah Worcester of Hollis and 
Abraham Laman of Monson, husbandmen, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, June 24, 1761, for the guardianship of William and 
Mary Shattuck; witnesses, Cutts Shannon, Solomon Lond, Jr.] 

[Caveat of Stephen Powers, guardian, Jan. 30, 1762, against 
the allowance of the account of the administratrix without 
notice.] 

[Bond of Experience Shattuck of Hollis, widow, with Stephen 
Harris of Hollis, yeoman, and David Hobart of Dunstable, 
gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, July 7, 1762, for the 
guardianship of Nathaniel Shattuck, minor, aged more than 14 
years, and Experience Shattuck and Jeremiah Shattuck, aged 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 53 

less than 14 years, all of Hollis; witnesses, Robert Fletcher, John 
Hale.] 

To The Honour''^* Richard Wyburd Esq"^ Judge of the probate 
of Wills &c for the Province of New Hampshire — 

Pursuant to a Warrant Directed to us the subscribers to Di- 
vide the Real Estate of William Shattuck Late of Holies Yeoman 
Deceased Intestate 

We The subscribers have Divided the s'^ Deceaseds Estate in 
Man'er Following as Truely Described in the Within Plan 

To the Widow Experience Shattuck Relict of s'* Deceased the 
Lot N° 3 and the Two Rooms at the east end of the Dwelling 
house with the East end of the Barn as Far as Half way thro the 
Flooarway as her Dower of said Real estate 

To William Shattuck the Eldest Son The Lots N° 6 & N» 7 as 
his Double share of Said Real estate 

To Ruth Renkin the Lot N° i with One Room at the west end 
of the Dwelling house and One third part of the Remainder of 
the Barn at the west End for her Share 

To Mary Shattuck the Lot N° 8 as Described her Share — 

To Nathaniel Shattuck the Lot N° 2 and one Third part of the 
Midle Room in the Dwelling House and one Third part of the 
Midle part of the Barn as his Share 

To Jerehmiah Shattuck the Lot N° 4 as Described in this plan 
With One Third part of Midle Room in the Dwelling house and 
one third part of the Midle part of Barn as his Share 

And To Experience Shattuck the Lot N° 5 as Described in this 
plan with One Third part of the Midle Room of the Dwelling 
House and one Third part of the Midle part of the Barn as her 
Share of said Deceaseds Real Estate 

Holies Sept' 22^ 1762 — John Hale 

Robert Fletcher 
Jonathan Powers 
Stephen Harris 
David Hobart 



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[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £3619. 3. 9; expendi- 
tures, £2216. 13. o; mentions " maintainence of Jeremiah Shat- 
tuck Son of y Dec^ while under y" age of 7 years old 20 weeks" ; 
allowed Oct. 2, 1767.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 55 

JOHN DINSMOOR 1761 SALEM 

In the Name of God Amen. The Tvelvth Day of May one 
thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty one I John Dinsmoor of Salem 
in the Province of New-hampshire Yeoman Being very Sick and 
weak of body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my well Beloved wife Jennet, 
one third part of my Real and personal Estate, During her 
natural Life and the whole Benefit of my real Estate During her 
State of widdowhood and no longer — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved Sons Francis and 
John Dinsmoor ten pounds old tenor Each, to be levied out of my 
Estate within two years at farthest after my Decease 

Item I Give to my well beloved Daughters (viz) (Margarat 
Boyd, Mary M'^Clure Lidia Alien, and Elizabeth Young, also 
my Beloved Grandson Adam Boyd) the remainder of my Estate 
(after the former Bequeathments are paid) to be Equaly Divided 
amongst them. Both Real and personal Estate, 

Item it is my will that John Cochran Gent and William 
Dinsmoor be the Executors of this my last will & Testament 

his 
John X Dinsmoor 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Alex'*'' Clark, Robrt Spear, John Dinsmoor, 
[Proved Aug. 26, 1761.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 26, 1761, authorizing Gain Armour and Robert 
Hopkins, both of Windham, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 26, 1761; amount, £793. 4. o; signed by 
Robert Hopkins and Gain Armour.] 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £1950. 5. 4, personal es- 
tate; expenditures, £1644. 16. 2; allowed June 27, 1764.] 



156 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

CHARLES YOUNG 1761 BRENTWOOD 

[Bond of Joshua Young, with Obadiah Smith and Zadock 
Sanborn as sureties, all of Brentwood, in the sum of £500, May 
15, 1 761, for the administration of the estate of Charles Young 
of Brentwood, yeoman; witnesses, William Parker, Benjamin 
Scribner.] 

[Inventory, attested Aug. 25, 1761; amount, £2524. o. o; 
signed by Jonathan Smith and Benjamin Scribner; mentions 
Joshua Young as son of the deceased.] 

[Account of the administrator by his attorney, Benjamin Scrib- 
ner; receipts, £625. o. o; expenditures, £1091. 13, o; allowed 
Oct. 30. 1765.] 



RICHARD KNIGHT 1761 PLAISTOW 

[Jane Knight of Plaistow renounces administration on the 
estate of her husband, Richard Knight of Plaistow, in favor of 
her brother-in-law, Robert Greenough, May 25, 1761 ; witnesses, 
Moses Greenough, Samuel Little, Jr.] 

[Bond of Robert Greenough, yeoman, with Samuel Little and 
Nathaniel Bartlett, yeoman, as sureties, all of Plaistow, in the 
sum of £1000, May 27, 1761, for the administration of the estate 
of Richard Knight, yeoman ; witnesses, William Parker, Solomon 
Loud, Jr.] 

[Warrant, May 27, 1761, authorizing Humphrey Noyes and 
John Knight, both of Plaistow, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 27, 1761; amount, £1287. 12. o; signed by 
Humphrey Noyes and John Knight.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, personal estate as per 
inventory; expenditures, £491. 11. 6; allowed May 26, 1762.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 57 

JAMES DUDLEY 1761 BRENTWOOD 

In the Name & fear of God Amen May the 25'^ one thousand 
seven hundred & sixty one I James Dudly of Brintwood in the 
province of New hampsheir in new England Cooper, being 
sick * * * 

Impemus I give and bequeath unto my Dearly beloved wife 
all my Estate both Real and personal and all my in Dooer 
movables and notes of hand as long as she Remains my widow, 
and if she should marry I give her the use of third part of m\' 
Estate as long as She lives she paying my Just Debts Legesies 
and funeral Charges — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Stephen 
Dudly and his heirs & assigns for Ever the one half of a tract 
of land laying in Nothingham w*' I purchased of John Cram 
in Chester which is the fifteenth Lott in the second Range in 
quantity & quality, and als I give my son Stephen half a quarter 
part of a saw mill that I owns & stands on the same Lott of land 
above mentioned him and his heirs and assigns for Ever, with 
all the apportenances belonging there unto — 

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son James Dudly 
the other one half of the tract of land that lays in nothingham 
abovesaid in the fifteenth lott in the second Range to him his 
heirs and assigns for ever if he obeys his mothers lawfull Com- 
mands and also I give him half a quarter part of the saw mill 
that stands on the same Land to him & to his heirs «S: assigns 
forever 

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter hannah 
Dudly the sum of five hundred pounds old tenor to be paid out 
of my whom Estate by my Executors hereafter named in two 
years after my Disceasd and one Cow and four Sheep in two 
years after my Deceasd — 

Item I give & bequeath unto my beloved sons John and Jona- 
than Dudly and to their heirs & assigns for ever my Dewling 
house and the land adjoining to the house on that side of the 



158 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Road the house Stans on and my Lower meadow on the East 
side of Jonathan smiths land and my Barn and one acre of land 
begining at the fence between my land and John smiths land 
on the East sid of the high way from my house to benjamin 
scribners house and Runing Esterly by John smiths land twelve 
Rods & from thence holding that bredth southerly untill it 
Contains one acre 

Item I give my son Jame aforsd one fire lock and all my 
Coopers Tools, and my will is that my Executors hereafter 
named will sell a piece of land laying in Brintwood that feell by 
Right to me by my Grandfather Stephen Dudly last will & 
testament in order to pay my Debts 

I give my beloved mother twenty pounds old tenor yearly 
as long as She Lives, to be paid out of my Estate by my 
Excutors 

Item I give all the Rest of my Estate to my Sons to be 
Equally Devided among them after my wife Decease or second 
marriage to their heirs & assigns for ever 

and I Do here by Constitute and ordain my beloved friend 
James Been and my beloved wife to be my Sole Executors of 
this my last will and testement 

In witness Whereof I do here unto set my hand and seal 
the twenty fifth day of may one thousand seven hundred & sixty 
one 1 761 and in the first year of the Raign of soverign Lord 
George the third By the Grace of God King &c 

James Dudley 

[Witnesses] Jonathan Smith, Joseph Dudley, William Dowlin. 
[Proved May 24, 1761.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 25, 1762; amount £12,340. o. o; signed by 
Jonathan Smith and Jeremiah Bean.] 

[License to the executors, James Bean and Deborah Dudley, 
Feb. 23, 1763, to sell real estate.] 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £297. o. o; expenditures,. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I59 

£233. 17. loX; mentions "Paid Hannah Gilman her Legacy"; 
allowed July 9, 1772,] 

[Additional account; receipts, £63. 2. i^; expenditures, 
£81. 2. o; allowed Feb. 24, 1773.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £37. 10. o; expenditures, 
£38. o. 11^; signed by James Bean; allowed Feb. 10, 1779.] 



LEONARD WEEKS 1761 GREENLAND 

[Bond of Margaret Weeks, widow, with Abner Haines and 
David Simpson as sureties, all of Greenland, in the sum of £500, 
May 27, 1 76 1, for the administration of the estate of Leonard 
Weeks of Greenland, yeoman; witnesses, William Parker, 
Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 20, 1761; amount, £2375. 10. o; signed by 
Nathan Johnson and Joseph Clark.] 

[List of claims against the estate Sept. 20, 1762; amount, 
£907. 2. 8; signed by Simeon Dearborn and Enoch Clark.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £1679. 10. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £830. o. o; mentions "allowance to the 
Widow for Necessaries for Housekeeping her Self & Family hav- 
ing four Small Children. . . . Supporting Children under Seven 
years of age So Long as to make 136 weaks for one"; allowed 
June 5, 1764.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £907. 2. 8; amount 
distributed, £840. o. o; allowed Sept. 19, 1764.] 

[Additional account of the administratrix; receipts, £42. o. o; 
expenditures, £4. o. o; allowed Oct. 14, 1765.] 



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NATHAN STEVENS 1761 CONCORD 

[Bond of Ann Stevens of Bow, widow, with Timothy Walker of 
Bow, bricklayer, and John Noyes of Pembroke, yeoman, as 
sureties, in the sum of £1000, May 27, 1761, for the administra- 
tion of the estate of Nathan Stevens of Bow, cordwainer; wit- 
nesses, Cutts Shannon, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Inventory, filed 1763; amount, £7012. o. o; signed by Philip 
Eastman and Timothy Bradley.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £1820. o. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £2137. 4. 6; mentions "Bringing up of one 
Child five years and Six weeks Before it was Seven years old. 
. . . Bringing up another Child one year and i half"; filed Oct. 
29, 1766.] 

[License to the administratrix, Oct. 29, 1766, to sell real estate; 
mentions the deceased as of Rumford.] 

[Petition of Nathan Stevens, Benjamin Thompson, and 
Solomon Gage, heirs to the estate, April 16, 1790, that Timothy 
Walker, Col. Thomas Stickney, Capt. Reuben Kimball, Lieut. 
Asa Herrick, and Chandler Lovejoy may be appointed a com- 
mittee to divide the widow's dower, she being deceased.] 

State of New Hampshire Rockingham ss We the Subscribers 
being appointed a Committee, by the Hon^'" Phillips White 
Esq' Judge of the probate of Wills &c for said County, to divide 
that part of the real Estate of Nathan Stevens late of Concord 
in said County deceased intestate, that was set off to his Widow 
as her dower or thirds in said Estate, have attended said service 
and divided said land in the following manner viz* 

To the Heirs of Abiel Stevens deceased we assign twelve Acres 
of Land, be the same more or less, bounded as follows beginning 
at a Stake and Stones being a bound of Solomon Gage's Land 
then runing south ten Degrees East one Hundred and thirty two 
Rods to a stake thence North forty three Degrees East twenty 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS l6l 

four Rods to a Stake and Stones, thence North about fifteen 
Degrees West one Hundred and Seventeen Rods to a Stake 
and Stones, thence about eleven Rods to the bounds first men- 
tioned — 

To the Heirs of Sarah Gage deceased we assign Six Acres of 
Land, be the same more or less, bounded as follows beginning at a 
Stake and Stones thence South fifteen Degrees East one Hundred 
and seventeen Rods to a Stake and Stones, thence North forty 
three Degrees East thirteen Rods to a Hemlock Tree with Stones, 
thence North nineteen Degrees West one Hundred and ten Rods 
to a Stake & Stones, thence about five Rods and an half to the 
bounds first mentioned — 

To the Heirs of Phinehas Stevens deceased we assign Six Acres 
and Sixty Poles of Land bounded as follows beginning at a Stake 
and Stones thence South twenty five Degrees east seventy five 
Rods to a Stake and Stones, thence South forty three Degrees 
West twenty two Rods to a Stake and Stones, thence North 
nineteen Degrees West eighty two Rods and six Links to a Stake 
and Stones, thence easterly six Rods and four Links to the 
bounds first mentioned, containing six acres & sixty Rods more 
or less. — • 

To Susanna Thompson we assign three Acres and forty five 
Rods of Land be the same more or less bounded as follows viz* 
beginning at a Stake and Stones thence North twenty five De- 
grees west ninety four Rods & thirteen Links to a White Oak 
Tree with Stones thence South thirty two Degrees West four 
Rods and eight Links to a Stake and Stones, thence South twenty 
two and one half Degrees East ninety one Rods to a Stake and 
Stones, thence East twenty two Degrees North seven Rods and 
eight Links to the bounds first mentioned. — Also two acres of 
wood Land at the South end of said Farm bounded as follows 
beginning at a Stake and Stones thence South twenty five De- 
grees east twenty six Rods to a Maple Tree with Stones, thence 
South forty three Degrees west twelve Rods to a Stake and 
Stones, thence North twenty two Degrees West twenty six Rods 



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to a Stake and Stones, thence North forty three Degrees east 
eleven Rods to the bounds first mentioned — 

To Nathan Stevens we assign three Acres and fifty Rods of 
Land be the same more or less, bounded as follows, beginning at 
a Stake and Stones thence North twenty two and one half De- 
grees West ninety one Rods to a Stake and Stones thence South 
thirty two Degrees west four Rods and eight Links to a white 
Oak Stump with Stones, thence South twenty Degrees east 
eighty eight Rods and thirteen Links to a Stake and Stones, 
thence west twenty two Degrees South eight Rods to a Stake 
and Stones, thence South ten Degrees east one Rod and a half to 
a Stake and Stones, thence East twenty two Degrees North to 
the bounds first mentioned. — Also two acres of wood Land at 
the southerly end of said Farm bounded as follows viz* beginning 
at a Stake and Stones thence south twenty two Degrees East 
twenty six Rods to a Stake and Stones, thence South forty three 
Degrees West twelve Rods to a Hemlock Tree marked thence 
North nineteen Degrees West twenty six Rods to a Stake and 
Stones, thence North forty three Degrees East eleven Rods to 
the bounds first mentioned. — 

Concord June i^* 1790 Tim° Walker 

Thos Stickney 

Asa Herrick 

Chandler Lovejoy 



Committee 



FRANCIS MATHES 1761 DURHAM 

[Bond of Benjamin Mathes of Durham, with John Oilman of 
Exeter and James Kielle of Dover, yeoman, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, May 27, 1761, for the administration of the estate 
of Francis Mathes of Durham, gentleman; witnesses, William 
Parker, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 63 

JONATHAN DOLBEAR 1761 RYE 

[Bond of Stephen Marden of Rye, yeoman, with Richard 
Jenness, 3d, of Rye and John Norton of Portsmouth, yeomen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, May 27, 1761, for the administration 
of the estate of Jonathan Dolbear of Rye, yeoman; witness, 
Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Inventory, attested Aug. 26, 1761; amount, £6416. o. o; 
signed by Josiah Webster and Jeremiah Berry.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £164. 11. o; expendi- 
tures, £124. o. 6; mentions deceased died of small pox; allowed 
June 29, 1768.] 



JOSEPH ROBERTS 1761 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Roberts of Dover, 
yeoman, granted to Joseph Roberts of Dover, gentleman. May 
21, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 231.] 

[Bond of Joseph Roberts, with Solomon Hanson and John 
Hanson, yeomen, as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of £500, 
May 27, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; witness, Wil- 
liam Parker; endorsed "Joseph Roberts Bond of Adm" on the 
Estate of his Father Joseph Roberts."] 

[Warrant, May 27, 1761, authorizing Dudley Watson, gentle- 
man, and John Hanson, yeoman, both of Dover, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, June 22, 1768; amount, £630. o. o; signed by Dud- 
ley Watson and John Hanson.] 



1 64 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

DANIEL McCLARY 1761 NEW IPSWICH 

In the Name of God Amen the fourth day of June A D. 1761 
and first year of his Majestyes I Daniel McClary of a Place 
Called New Ipswich in the Province of New Hampshire yeoman 
being Sick of Body * * * 

Item I give and bequeath unto Katharine my well beloved 
Wife my Dweling house and all my moveable Estate of every 
kind at her own disposing and the Improvement of the land till 
my yongest Son Daniel Comes of age and after that time the 
Improvement of a third part of my Real Estate duering her 
natural life 

Item I give unto my eldest and beloved Son James five Shil- 
lings Sterling money of grate Briton to be paid him when my 
youngest Son Comes of age 

Item I give to my Second Son William five Shillings Sterling 
money of grate Briton to be paid him at the time afore men- 
tioned and the land where his house and Barn Stands 

Item I give to my yongest Son Daniel all my lands and other 
Estate Except what I have and Shall in this Legacy order to be 
disposed of to be his own when he Comes of age together with 
what he Shall earn till that time 

Item I give unto margeret my oldest Daughter four Pounds 
Sterling money of grat Briton to be paid her at the time men- 
tioned above 

Item I give unto Mary my Second Daughter four Pounds 
Sterling money of grate Briton to be paid her at the time as 
above 

Item I give into my third Daughter Jane four Pounds Sterling 
money of grate Briton to be paid her as above 

Lastly I Constitute and Appoint Benjamin Hoar of New 
Ipswich afore Said Gentleman to be the Sole Executor * * * 

his 
Daniel X MacClary 
mark 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I65 

[Witnesses] Aaron Kidder, Francis Fletcher, Ichabod How. 
[Proved June 4, 1765.] 



SAMUEL STEVENS 1761 EXETER 

[Daniel Stevens of Brentwood, in his nineteenth year, makes 
choice of Jonathan Smith of Brentwood as his guardian June 20, 
1761.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Smith, with James Bean and Jedediah 
Prescott as sureties, all of Brentwood, in the sum of £500, June 
24, 1 761, for the guardianship of Daniel Stevens, minor, aged 
more than 14 years, son of Samuel Stevens of Exeter, deceased; 
witnesses, Cutts Shannon, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 



JOHN JAMES 1761 BRENTWOOD 

[Administration on the estate of John James of Brentwood, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Sarah James, June 24, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 169.] 

[Bond of Sarah James, with Jedediah Prescott and Jonathan 
Smith, yeomen, as sureties, all of Brentwood, in the sum of 
£500, June 24, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Meshech Weare, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Warrant, June 24, 1761, authorizing Jonathan Cram and 
Levi Morrill, both of Brentwood, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 20, 1761; amount, £3905. 15. o; signed by 
Jonathan Cram and Levi Morrill.] 

[Guardianship of Benjamin James, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of John James, granted to Jedediah Prescott of Brent- 
wood, yeoman, July 29, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 207.] 



1 66 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Jedediah Prescott, with Nathaniel Gove of Hampton 
Falls and Jonathan Elliot of Newton as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, July 29, 1 761, for the guardianship of Benjamin James; 
witnesses, Cutts Shannon, Richard Cutts Shannon.] 

[Guardianship of Samuel James, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of John James, granted to Moses Rowe July 31, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 525.] 

[Bond of Moses Rowe of Kensington, yeoman, with Noah 
Emery of Exeter, gentleman, as surety, in the sum of £10,000, 
July 31, 1765, for the guardianship of Samuel James; witnesses, 
Richard Smith, William Vaughan.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £2438, 15, o; expendi- 
tures, £3038. 4. 6; mentions "Keeping four of the said Deceas*** 
Childran from the time of his Deceas till they were seven years 
old viz Jonathan 52 weeks. . . . anna 78 weeks. . . . Mary 
264 weeks. . . . Jabez 325 weeks"; allowed Sept. 30, 1767.] 



JOSEPH MOORES 1761 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Moores of Chester, 
weaver, granted to his widow, Sarah Moores, June 24, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 170.] 

[Bond of Sarah Moores, with Jonathan Elkins of Chester and 
Jedediah Prescott of Brentwood, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum 
of £500, June 24, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Cutts Shannon, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 



THOMAS ROBERTS 1761 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Roberts of Dover, 
mariner, granted to his widow, Abigail Roberts, June 24, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 170.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 167 

[Bond of Abigail Roberts, with John James of Dover, husband- 
man, and Cutts Shannon of Portsmouth, gentleman, as sureties, 
in the sum of £1000, June 24, 1761, for the administration of 
the estate; witnesses, Samuel Lane, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 7, 1761; amount, £2723.9.0; signed by- 
Thomas Westbrook Waldron and Stephen Evans.] 

[Warrant, March 31, 1762, authorizing Joseph Roberts, 
gentleman, and Ephraim Hanson, innholder, both of Dover, to 
receive claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims; amount, £2371. 5. o; signed by Ephraim 
Hanson and Joseph Roberts.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £3108.9.0; expendi- 
tures, £1075. 7. 2; allowed Sept. 20, 1768.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £2371. 5. o; amount 
distributed, £2033. i. 10.] 



BENJAMIN SEAVEY 1761 RYE 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Seavey of Rye, 
yeoman, granted to Ozem Dowst of Rye June 24, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 169.] 

[Board of Ozem Dowst, with Francis Jenness and Jonathan 
Towle as sureties, all of Rye, yeomen, in the sum of £500, June 
24, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; witness, William 
Parker.] 

[Warrant, June 24, 1761, authorizing Richard Jenness, 3d, 
and Francis Locke, yeoman, both of Rye, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 28, 1761; amount, £1240.0.0; signed by 
Richard Jenness, 3d, and Francis Locke.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £1240. o. o; expendi- 
tures, £81. o. o; allowed May 26, 1762.] 



l68 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, July 12, 1762, authorizing Richard Jenness, 3d, 
Joseph Brown, Henry Dow, Francis Locke, and Jonathan 
Towle, Jr., all of Rye, to divide the real estate.] 

Province of 1 Agreable to a warant from the Hon'''" 
New Hampshire j Rich'^ Wibird Esq"" Judge of the Probate of 
wills &" for Said Province We the Subscribers have Devided 
the Reail Estate of Benjamin Sevey Carpenter Late of Rye 
DeC^ viz 

to Moses Sevey two Shares of Land by W" Pains on the North 
Side as it is Bounded out & two Shares of Land in the townsheap 
of Epsom on the north Side of the Lott also two Shares of Solt 
Marsh Lying by M'' James Seveys Marsh as Bounded out 

to Elezebeth Dowst her Share of Land in Epsom on the South 
Side of the Lott and her Share of Land in Rye by W" Pains 
betwext Sarah Mardon & Mary Sevey and her Share of Solt 
marsh halfe the Isaland by Randalls Marsh 

to the Heirs of Hannah Dickson their Sheir of Land in Epsom 
Betwext moses Sevey & hebsey foy and their Sheir of Land in 
Rye by w™ Pains betwext Moses Sevey & foy and their Share of 
Solt marsh Next to moses Seveys marish 

to Susanna Pain her Shair of Solt Marsh the west Isaland So 
Caled to two Stikes and her Share of Land in Rye Lying next 
w™ Pains Land her Share of Land in Epsom Betwext foy & 
Sarah mardon 

to Hephzibah foy her Share of Solt marsh on y« pint So Caled 
on the north side of m"" william Seveys Land next to marsh 
Laid out to the Heirs of hannah Dickson her Land in Rye 
betwext Dickson & Mary Sevey her Land in Epsom betwext 
Dickson & Pain 

to Mary Sevey her Land in Epsom Betwext Dowest & Mardon 
her Land in Rye Betwext Dowst & foy her Solt marsh that Peice 
on the South Sied & the pint by the Landing as Bounded out 

to Mardon her Share of Land in Epsom Betwext 

Mary Sevey & Pain her Solt Marsh halfe the Isaland with 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 169 

Elezebeth Dowst her Land in Rye on the South Side by Ebenezer 

Mardons Land August 25*'' 1762 

Rich'' Jenness 3'' 
francis Lock 
Joseph Brown 



NATHANIEL TUCKER 1761 PLAISTOW 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Tucker of Plaistow, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Sarah Tucker, June 24, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 169.] 

[Bond of Sarah Tucker, with Thomas Follansbee, gentleman, 
and Nathaniel Bartlett, yeoman, as sureties, all of Plaistow, in 
the sum of £500, June 24, 1761, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Cutts Shannon, Solomon Loud, Jr.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 15, 1761; amount, £2562. 17. 8; signed by 
James Bly and Timothy Ladd.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £587. 7. 8, personal 
estate; expenditures, £537. 16. 4; allowed Oct. 27, 1762.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 28, 1762, authorizing Daniel Little of Hamp- 
stead, John Hall, Thomas Follansbee, gentleman, Joseph Harri- 
man, yeoman, all of Plaistow, and Ebenezer Gile of London- 
derry, yeoman, to divide the estate.] 

Province of 1 By virtue of a warrant to us Directed 
New-Hampshire J from the Hon'^'*' Richard Wibird Esq"" Judge 
of the Probate of wills &c for said Province we the subscribers 
have made a Division of the Real Estate of Nathanael Tucker 
late of Plastow yeoman Deceased Intestate Sc have Sett off to 
the widow & Heirs each their Share in the following manner viz 

I 'y we have set off to Sarah Tucker widow & Relict of said 
Deceased about one acre of Land whereon the Dwelling House 
of the said Deceased Standeth & is Bounded at a stake & stones 



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near said house to the s° east & Stands by a Road leading from 
Holts Rocks by Abraham Chase's on the west & by a way 
leading out of said Road between said House & the Barn to 
Plastow meeting House then Runing N° westerly by s"^ Road 
about Eighteen Rods to a stake & stones then s° westerly about 
Sixteen Rods to a stake & stones by s*^ way then Easterly by s'* 
way about twenty four Rods to the bound first mentioned 

Also we have set ofif to the s"^ widow Twelve Acers & Twenty 
Rods by measure whereon the Barn of the said Deceased 
standeth & is Bounded at a stake & stones by s*^ Road about 
Twenty five Rods below s*^ House thence Runing westerly by 
s<^ Road & s<^ way Seventy Rods & half to a stake & Stones then 
southerly about forty one Rods to a stake & stones then Twenty 
one Rods & half Easterly to a Black oak tree near David Carle- 
ton's House then s° Easterly by Land of s^ David Carleton 
Thirty Three Rods to a small oilnut tree then Northerly about 
Thirty Six Rods & half to the Bound first mentioned in this Part 
with the Buildings on the Premises all During her Natural Life 

2iy We have Set off to John Tucker son of the s^ Deceased 
Seven acres & about Thirty Rods Bounded at a stake & stones 
the first Bound mentioned in the widows second part set off then 
southerly by land set off to s'* widow about thirty six Rods & 
half to s^ small oilnut tree then Easterly about fourteen Rods 
to a maple tree then s° Easterly all by land of said Carleton 
about Ten Rods to a stake & stones then N° Easterly by land 
set off to Phebe Tucker about forty seven Rods & one half 
to a stake & stones by s^ Road then N° westerly by s*^ Road 
about sixty seven Rods & one half to the first mentioned Bound 
in this Part 

3*y We have Set off to David Stevens & Anne his wife Daughter 
of the S*^ Deceased Three Acres & about forty Rods & is Bounded 
at a stake & stones by s*^ way then southerly by land of Samuel 
Kimball about Thirty Six Rods & half to a stake & stones then 
Easterly by land of Samuel Gile about Twelve Rods to a stake 
& stones then Northerly by land set off to Timothy Kezer & wife 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I7I 

about forty Rods to a stake & stones by s'^ way then westerly 
about Sixteen Rods to the first said Bound of this Part 

^ly We have set off to Timothy Kezer & Mercy his wife Three 
Acres & about one hundred & Twenty Rods is Bounded at a 
stake & stones by s^ way then Southerly by land Set off to s^ 
David Stevens & wife about forty Rods to a stake & stones then 
Easterly about five Rods & southerly about six Rods by land of 
s"^ Gile to a stake & stones then Easterly about seven Rods & one 
quarter by land of s'^ Carleton to a stake & stones then Northerly 
by s*^ widow thirds about forty one Rods to a stake & stones by 
said way then about fifteen Rods westerly by s^ way to the first 
Bound mentioned of this part — 

5'y We have set off to Phebe Tucker Daughter of the Said 
Deceased about four Acres & is Bounded at the Easterly Corner 
at a stake & stones by s'^ Road & is the Easterly corner of the 
Premises then N" westerly by said Road about fourteen Rods to 
a stake & stones then S° westerly by land set off to s^ John Tucker 
about forty seven Rods & half to a stake & stones then by land 
of said Carleton S° Easterly about Twelve Rods & half to stake 
& stones then N° Easterly about fifty Six Rods to the Bound first 
mentioned in this Division 

Said Divisions are all of the Homestead Land of the s'* De- 
ceased lying in the town of Plastow aforesaid 

Thomas foUansbe 
Joseph harriman 
John Hall 

[Attested April 23, 1770, and filed Nov. 28, 1770.] 



SAMUEL BALDWIN 1761 NEWMARKET 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Baldwin of New- 
market, gentleman, granted to Thomas Tash of Newmarket, 
gentleman, July 3, 1761.] 

(Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 206.] 



172 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Thomas Tash, with James Walker of Bedford and 
James Carr of Goffstown, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, July 3, 1761, for the administration of the estate ; witnesses, 
Thomas King, Mendum Janvrin.] 



JOSHUA MITCHELL 1761 NEWMARKET 

In the Name of God Amen the tenth Day of July in the year of 
our Lord God one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty one, 
I Joshua Mitchel of Newmarket in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Shipwright, being weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis. I Give unto alles my well Beloved Wife a Com- 
fortable Support and Maintainance out of my Estate so long as 
She Shall remain my Widow; and if She Shall see cause to marry 
again I give her all the Household goods She brought with her to 
me at the time of our Marriage, She quitting my Estate, also my 
Will is that my young Children be Supported out of my Estate 
untill they are of Age to Support themselves 

Item. I give unto my Daughter Sarah Becket her Heirs and 
assigns Ten Pounds old Tenor Money, to be paid out of my 
Estate, besides what I have already given her, 

Item. I give unto my Daughter Esther Plumer her Heirs and 
Assigns Fifteen Pounds old Tenor Money to be paid out of my 
Estate besides what I have already given her, 

Item, I give unto my Daughter Bety Mitchel her Heirs and 
assigns five Hundred Pounds old Tenor Money, and a Mourning 
Suit and a piece of Chence I have bought to make her a Gound, 
to be paid out of my Estate, at the age of Eighteen years, or 
Marriage Day, 

Item, I give unto my five youngest Children viz. Joanna 
Mitchel Caleb Mitchel, Anne Mitchel, Robert Mitchel, and 
Joshua Mitchel their Heirs and Assigns, all the remaining part 
of my Estate both Real and Personal, whatsoever and whereso- 
ever the Same is or may be found, to be Equally Divided between 
them; 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I 73 

And further my Will is and I do hereby Constitute Appoint & 
ordain my Well Beloved Wife Alles Mitchel my Sole Execu- 
trix * * * 

Joshua Mitchell 

[Witnesses] Robert Pike, Jonathan Colcord, Sam' Lane. 
[Proved July i8, 1761.] 

[Warrant, July 18, 1761, authorizing Michael Shute and 
Hubartus Neal, both of Newmarket, shipwrights, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, July 22, 1761; amount, £18,194. I3- 6; signed by 
Michael Shute and Hubartus Neal.] 

[Account of the executrix; receipts, £12,846. i. ii; personal 
estate; expenditures, £19,018. 12. 4; mentions "Suporting and 
mantaining of three Children of m'' Joshua mitchell^ Deces*^ till 
they ware Seven years old anne mitchell 38 weeks. . . . Robert 
mitchell 151 weeks. . . . Joshua mitchell 218 weeks. . . . and 
will be seven years old the 30'^*' Day of august 1766 if he Lives 
to that Day. . . . anna mitchell born aprel 5; 1755 Robert 
mitchell June 2 ; 1757 Joshua mitchell D° aug^ 30; 1759 m'' Joshua 
mitchell Dees* July 12"' 1761 "; allowed Aug. 28, 1765.] 

[Warrant, April 24, 1764, authorizing Hubartus Neal, gentle- 
man, and Colburn Barrell, merchant, both of Newmarket, to 
receive claims against the estate.] 

[Guardianship of Caleb Mitchell, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Joshua Mitchell, granted to Jacob Fowler Oct. 30, 
1765-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 24.] 

[Bond of Jacob Fowler, with Hubartus Neal as surety, botli of 
Newmarket, yeomen, in the sum of £5,000, Oct. 30, 1765, for the 
guardianship of Caleb Mitchell; witness, Richard Wibird Pen- 
hallow.l 



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JAMES LEAVITT 1761 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God, Amen I James Leavit of Hampton in the 
Province of New Hampsh"^ in New England Husbandman Being 
Weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis I Give & Bequeath to my Dearly Beloved Wife 
Sarah Leavitt All my Movables within my House forever And 
also the Improvement or Income of All my Estate till my oldest 
Son arives to the Age of Twenty one Years And then Improve- 
ment of the other part of my Estate till my Second Son Arrives 
to S^ Age of Twenty one Years And also the Improvement of 
the remainder of my Estate till my Youngest Son Arrives to 
Said Age of Twenty one Years But & if either of my Sons Dye, 
before they arrive to S'^ Age of Twenty one Years, Then to be 
Equally Divided Between the Surviving Sons — 

And if my S*i Wife Should continue A Widow After my Son or 
Sons take Possession of the Estate that is Willed to him or them 
in this Will Then my Son or sons That Injoys S'^ Estate Shall 
Equally Keep one Cow & Three Sheep Winter & Summer And 
Deliver Ten Bushalls of Indian Corn And one Hundred & Fifty 
weight of Pork And Fifty weight of Beaf And Deliver Three 
Thousand feet of Good Pine Boards or the Value of the S*^ 
Boards And Two Barralls of good Cyder And as many Winter 
Apples As She Shall need & Fifteen Weight of Good Flax from 
the Swingle All which to be Delivered And Paid Yearly & Every 
Year dureing her Widdowhood And my west Roome in my 
Dwelling House And Fire wood Cut fit for one Fire Dureing her 
Widdowhood. 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Son Brackett Leavitt the one 
Third of my Lands Marsh Mills House Barn And Also one 
Third of All the Remainder of my Estate to be Equally Divided 
Between my Sons — 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Son Nathaniel Leavitt the one 
Third of my Land Mash, Mills House Barn And also one Third 
of my Estate to be Equally Divided. — 



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Item I give & Bequeath to my Son James Leavit the one 
Third of my Lands Marsh Mills House Barn As also one Third of 
my Estate to be Equally Divided Between my Three S^ Sons 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Sister Elizabeth Drake the 
Improvement of my Grate East Roome in my House And the 
Keeping two Sheep winter & Sumer dureing her widdowhood 

And I do hereby Make Appoint And ordain Joshua Towle of 
Said Hampton to be my Sole Executor * * * in Witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set My Hand & Seal this Twentyeth 
Day of July 1761 and in the first Year of his Majisties Reign &c 

James Leavit 

[Witnesses] John Weeks, Jonathan Sanborn, Robert Moulton 
jn', Sanborn Choaders 
[Proved Aug. 26, 1761.] 

[Bond of Joshua Towle, with John Weeks and Robert Moul- 
ton, Jr., as sureties, all of Hampton, in the sum of £500, Aug. 
26, 1 76 1, for the execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker, 
Joseph March.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £655. 11. 6. cash received 
from the widow from 1761, to 1765; expenditures, £659. 11. 6; 
allowed Feb. 26, 1766.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 2, 1773, authorizing Philip Towle, Henry 
Elkins, gentlemen, Josiah Dearborn, Philip Smith Marston, 
and John Taylor, Jr., husbandmen, all of Hampton, to divide 
the real estate, one third to Brackett Leavitt, oldest son, and 
two thirds to Sarah Tuck, formerly widow of the deceased.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to a warrant from the Judge of 

New Hampshire [ Probate for County of Rockingham to Di- 

Rockingham ss J vide the Real Estate of James Leavitt Late 

of Hampton Husbandman Deces'd & to sett off one third part of 

said Estate to Bracket Leavitt Eldest son of said Deces'd to 



176 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

hold in severalty & in fee according to the Last Will of the 
said James Leavitt We Have Sett off to Bracket Leavitt Eldest 
son of the said Deces'd one third part of the said James Leavitts 
Real Estate of which he Died seized fourteen acres & one 
Hundred & thirty seven Rods more or Less in the home place 
and Bounded as followeth Viz Easterly on the New Road 
Leading from Exeter Road to Drakes side so Called forty two 
Rods & three Quarters of a Rod westerly on Land sett of to said 
Bracket in part & on Land belonging to the minors in part said 
west End being twenty five Rods wide southerly on Land of 
John Dearborn Northerly on Land of said Estate we likewise set 
ofi to the said Brackett Leavitt one half of the Sawmill now 
standing on the forementioned Bracket Land for ever with the 
Privelages and appurtenances to the same belonging and Liberty 
to pond the water and to pass & Repass to and from said mill 
in the Cart ways that now Leads to said mill with out the Lest 
Let or molestation and he the Said Bracket is to alowe the 
possessers of the other half said mill to use and Improve the 
same with the Privelages and appurtenences to the same belong- 
ing in pertenership with the said Bracket he the said Bracket 
to Improve said mill half the time of her going the others Heirs 
to Improve said mill the other half of her going We also set off 
to said Bracket Eight acres & sixty two Rods in timber swamp 
so Called & bounded Northerly on Land of said Estate Southerly 
on Land of John Dearborn Easterly on Land Set off to said 
Brackett Nine Rods & Eleven feet west on Simon Sanborn 
seven Rod & one feet 4 inches also Seventy Rods of orchard 
Bounded Northerly on the Highway four Rods & one feet South- 
erly on Land of said Estate two Rods & one Quarter Westerly 
on Land of Nathaniel Batchelder twenty two Rods & one half 
a Rod also four acres & sixty seven Rods more or less in the open 
shore so Called and bounded Northerly on Land of Jonathan 
Tuck Southerly on Land belonging to said Estate Westerly on 
the Highway Nine Rods & six feet Easterly on Land of Jonathan 
Tuck five Rods & six feet also two acres of salt marsh Lying the 



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west side of Hampton River more or Less and bounded Northerly 
on John Taylors marsh fourteen Rods & Seventeen Links South- 
erly Sixteen Rods & four Links on Joseph Wad leys marsh 
Easterly on Benjamin Leavitts marsh Westerly on marsh be- 
longing to said Estate also one acre & half of marsh Lying in 
the Spring marsh so Called and bounded Northerly on personage 
marsh Southerly on marsh belonging to said Estate Westerly on 
David foggs marsh Easterly on personage marsh in part and 
on Joseph Johnsons marsh in part also the southwesterly Room 
in said Leavitt House with the Celer under it & Chamber over 
it with the Privelages belonging to the same and Liberty to pass 
& Repass to and from the same also one third part of the Barn 
at the Westerly End with the Privelages belonging to the same 
also one third of the Cyder mill and with the Privelage to use & 
Improve Said Cyder mill one third part of the time: and if 
Either party Shall Refuse or Neglect to Repair or Rebuild the 
forementioned sawmill then the other party may Repair and 
Rebuild & Improve the whole of said mill without Let or 
hindrence 

Given under our hands — Philip Towle Jun'^ 

Henry Elkins 
Josiah Dearborn 

[Nathaniel Leavitt of Hampton, yeoman, having arrived at 
the age of 21 years, petitions that his share of the real estate, 
may be set off; dated Feb. 28, 1778, and signed by Philip Towle 
Jr., and Josiah Dearborn, attorneys for the petitioner.] 

[Warrant, F'eb. 28, 1778, authorizing Joseph Dow, Henry 
Elkins, John Dearborn, gentlemen, Philip Smith Marston, 
yeoman, and John Taylor, Jr., gentleman, all of Hampton, to 
set off to Nathaniel Leavitt his share.] 

Rockingham ss Pursuant to a warrant from the Judge of the 
Probate of wills &c for said county to Divide two thirds of the 
Real Estate of James Leavitt Late of Hampton Husbandman 
Deceased into two Equal parts & set off one of the said parts to 



1 78 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Nathaniel Leavitt one of the sons of said Deceased we the 
subscribers have Divided two thirds of said estate into two Equal 
parts as abovementioned, & have set off one of the said parts to 
the said Nathaniel Leavitt in the following manner (viz) we 
have set off to the said Nathaniel Leavitt seventy two Rods of 
Land in the orchard bounded as follows (viz) Notherly on 
Exeter Road westerly on the other orchard Land of said Estate 
southerly & Easterly on Land of said Estate and also fourteen 
acres & one Hundred & thirty seven Rods where the House & 
Barn stands Reserving the priviledges as follows (viz) a priv- 
iledge of a way to pass & repass from Exeter Road to the upper 
sawmill & said mill Dam & millyard & all the priviledges & 
appurtenances unto the same appertaining to be & remain to 
that part of the said Estate not yet set off, and also a priviledge 
of a way from Exeter Road to pass & Repass through said 
Lands to the Lower sawmill & also to the other pieces of Land 
belonging to said Estate as they are Respectivly set off where 
said way usually has been, said fourteen acres & 137 Rods are 
Bounded as follows (viz) Notherly on Exeter Road Easterly 
on timber swamp Road Southerly on Land belonging to said 
Estate westerly Eighteen Rods & one foot on Land of Nathaniel 
Batchelder, then Notherly & westerly on the abovesaid or- 
chard & also Eight acres & sixty two Rods of Land Laying in 
Timber Swamp (so called) bounded as follows (viz) westerly 
on Land of Simon Sanborn, Notherly on Land of Na* Batch- 
elder & Land of James Samborn Dec^ easterly on Land belonging 
to said estate. Southerly on Land of said Estate and also three 
acres & thirteen Rods of Land Laying on the notherly side of 
Exeter Road bounded as follows (viz) westerly on Exeter road 
Notherly on Land of said Estate Easterly on Land of D"^ 
Jonathan Tuck, Southerly on Land of James Samborn Deceasd — - 
and also one Half acre of marsh Laying in the spring marsh (so 
called) in said Hampton, bounded as follows (viz) Notherly on 
marsh of Lieu* David Fogg westerly on marsh of the Blakes 
southerly on the River, Easterly on marsh belonging to said 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 179 

Estate — and also about two acres of marsh Laying in said 
Hampton, on the westerly side of the main River that Runeth 
up to the Town Bridge bounded as follows (viz) Southerly & 
Easterly on marsh of L* David Fogg Notherly on marsh of 
John Tayler westerly on marsh of Jonathan Shaw — 

w^e have also set off to the said Nathaniel Leavitt the fore room 
in the East End of the Dwelling-House with the Celler under it & 
the Chaimber & Garriett over it, & also a bedroom in the north 
east part of said House — also one third part of the Barn in 
Length it being the Easterly End of said Barn — 

we have also set off to the s^ Nathaniel one Half of the Cyder 
mill & press, one Iron cro-Bar, one Large Timber chain, one 
Grind Stone, one Ditching Spade, Stock as follows (viz) one cow 
one three year old, two 2 year olds, & four Sheep — 

This Return made by us In witness whereof we have hereunto 
set our hands this Eighth Day of april anno: Domini: 1778. — 

Joseph Dow ) 
Henry Elkins )■ Committee 
John Dearbon J 



EPHRAIM MARSTON 1761 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen this twenty seventh Day of July 
Anno Domini 1761 In the first year of his majestys Reign Georg 
the third King over Grate Britain &c I Ephraim Marston of 
Hampton in the Province of New Hampshier in New England 
Gentleman * * * 

Imprimas I Give and bequeath to Mary Marston my beloved 
Wife the Easterly End of my Dwelling house for her to Live 
in use and Improve and Command Dureing her Nateural Life 
or widowhod I also Give to my said wife mary all my moveables 
in my house for her to Command and Dispose of as she pleaseth: 
(excepting onely one fether bed with the beding and furnetuer 



l80 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of it and my new pair of And Irons and one tramil which I herein 
give to my son John Marston) also it is my will that my Said 
Wife mary shall be Honourably supported and maintained 
with all Nessecerys suteable to make her Life Comfortable 
Dureing her nateural Life or widohood all to be Provided and 
Done for her by my said Son John Marston 

Itam I give and bequeath to my son Ephraim Marston a 
Certain Peice of Land Laying in the Plains in the first Division 
of the five Divisions in Hampton Containing three acres more or 
Less as it is bounded Viz Lastly on the Road that gos by my said 
son Ephraims house southly on the narrow way that was Layed 
from said Road to the Land that was Layed out to the falls men 
westly is bounding on Said land Layed out to the falls men 
bounding northerly on a Parsonage Lot to him my said son 
Ephraim and to his heirs and assigns for ever 

Itam I give and bequeath to my Daughter Phebe Dow the 
wife of Simon Dow ten Pounds in money old tenor 

Itam I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Wear the 
wife of Joseph Taylor wear ten Pounds in money old tenor 

Itam I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Dow the 
wife of Benjamin Dow Ten Pounds in Money old tenor 

Itam I give and bequeath to my Daughter Anna Marston 
Ten Pounds in money old tenor 

it is my will that my executor here after named shall Pay 
all my afore said Leaguses Just Debts and funeral Charges 

Itam I give and bequeath to my afore said son John Marston 
my Dwelling house saveing onely my said wifes privilidge in it 
as afore said I also give to my said son John Marston both my 
barns also that is on the land where my Dwelling house is with 
all my land that is in the feild where my Dwelling house also is 
bounding northerly on land of Deacon Josiah Moulton in Part 
and Part on land of Simon Dow on the high way bounding Lastly 
on land of Said Simon Dow in Part on land of Samuel Dow & 
Part on land of John Moulton westly on land formerly Batch- 
elders southly on high way being fourteen acres more or less 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS l8l 

together with all my land on the westly Side of the high way in 
the windmill Lot that was formerly Col Joseph Smiths three 
acres more or Less : with all my orchards and one share of upland 
on the ox Common and also I give to my said Son John Marston 
about three acres of my land laying in the Plains afore Said 
bounding as followeth viz northly on the afore said narrow 
Way that Leads from said Road to the said land Layed out to 
the falls men Refered to as afore said southly on the way that 
gos by Deacon Moulton Eastly on land of Josiah Moulton 
Jun'' westly on Land of Jonathan Dow I also give to my said 
son John Marston all my land in my shares that Run in to the 
Bare swamp so Called in the first Division of the five Divisions 
in Said Hampton bounding southely on the way that Runs from 
the Main Road to the Northly End of the land Layed out to the 
falls Men northerly on land of Benjamin Dow bounding Eastly 
on said Main Road westly on Land of the Moultons fifty acres 
more or Less I also give to my said son John Marston all my 
land Laying northely of Lettle River in said first Division 
I also give to my Said son John Marston all my marsh and 
meadow Ground and Thatch Ground that I have laying in the 
town ship of said Hampton to him My said son John Marston 
and to his heirs and assigns for Ever Excepting onely the said 
three acres of land that I gave to my said son Ephraim as afore 
said I also give to my said Son John all my stock of Cattle and 
sheep and all my husbandry Implements with one f ether bed 
with beding and furnituer of one bed and my new Pair of And 
lorns and one Iron Tramil as is aford mentioned what I gave to 
my son John Marston in Land marsh and meadow ground and 
Thatch ground being all the land & marsh or meadow ground 
that I have laying in the township of Hampton a fore said (Ex- 
cepting onely the Said three acres of land that I gave to my 
said son Ephraim Marston as afore said) 

I Do Like wise Constitute make and ordain my said son 
John Marston to be sole Executor * * * 

Ephraim Marston 



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[Witnesses] Samuel Palmer Junr, Tristram Redman, Samuel 
Lock juner. 

[Proved Nov. 30, 1763.] 

[Bond of John Marston, yeoman, with Samuel Palmer, yeo- 
man, and Jonathan Moulton as sureties, all of Hampton, in the 
sum of £1000, Nov. 30, 1763, for the execution of the will; 
witnesses, William Parker, Jr., William Vaughan.] 



WILLIAM AYERS 1761 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God amene on the twintey ninth Day of July 
In the year one thousand Seven hundred and Sixtey and one I 
william Eayers of Londonderry In the provence of New Hamp- 
shire In New england being weake In bodey * * * 

Itam my will is that my bloved wife Jennate Eayrs shall hauve 
the one third part of all my howshold Goods to hirand hir assigns 
forever with the use of the Remaning part of my Howsshold 
Goods During hir natural Life with Eight pownds Starling or 
bills of Credite of Said province to that villou for hir suport 
yearly During hir naturill Life to be paid out of my Reail Estate 
with the use of the third part of my Reial Estate During Life. 

I tame my will is that my Son Joseph Eayrs shall be paid out 
of my Estate Sixtey pounds starling or pasabel Bills of Said 
province Equal therto besids what he hath alredy Gotte 

Itame I Give and Bequeth to my belovid Son william Eayrs 
to be paid out of my Estate the Sum of twintey pounds starling 
or bills of Cridete of Said province Equall therto Bsids what he 
hath alredy Gote 

Itame I Give and bequeth to my beloved Son James Eayrs 
to be paid out of my estate the sum of Eight pounds starling 
or bills of Cridet of Said province equal therto besids what he 
hath alredy Gotte 

Itame I Give and bequith to my blovid Dough ter aagnes 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 83 

Eayrs to be paid out of my estate the Sum of nin hundred 
pownds old tenor or thirtey six pounds starling besids what bed- 
ing and Cloaths and Chist of Draurs she hath alredy Gotte 

Itame I Give and bequith to my blovid Son thomas mac- 
Laughlan the Sum of Sixten pounds Starling or old tenor equal 
ther unto 

Itame I Give and bequith to my Doughter margret mac- 
Laughlan wife to thomas macGlachan sixten pownds starling 
or old tenor equal therto to hir and hir assigns forever 

Itame I Give and bequith to my bloved Doughter Junate 
Eayrs to be paid out of my estate the sum of fortey eight pounds 
Starling or old tenor equal ther unto 

Itame I Give and bequith to my beloved Doughter Sarah 
Eayrs the sum of fiftey two pounds starling or old tenor equall 
ther unto to be paid out of my estate 

Itame my will is that In Case that my estate should be more 
then I have alredy bequethed: then and In that Case it must be 
Divided amongest my Sons and Doughters acording to the sum 
Lift them and In Case it should fall short then to be Impaird 
acordingly 

and my will is that my three Sons above mentioned to witte 
Joseph william and James Eayrs should be exacters * * * 

William Eayrs 

[Witnesses] Samuel Barr, Jn° Crombie Ju', James Crombie. 
[Proved March 2, 1762.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 10, 1762; amount, £6466. 6. o; signed by 
Thomas Wilson and James Ramsey.] 



BARTHOLOMEW THING 1761 EPPING 

[Administration on the estate of Bartholomew Thing of 
Epping, yeoman, granted to his widow, Martha Thing, July 29, 
1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 205.] 



184 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Martha Thing, with Josiah Allen and Ebenezer 
Barker, both of Stratham, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, July 29, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Richard Cutts Shannon, Cutts Shannon.] 

[Guardianship of Elizabeth Thing, Molly Thing, and Martha 
Thing, aged less than 14 years, children of Bartholomew Thing, 
granted to Stephen Thing of Exeter, yeoman, Sept. 30, 1761.] 

[Bond of Stephen Thing of Exeter, yeoman, with Joseph 
Clark of Greenland, cooper, and Trueworthy Gilman, Jr., of 
Exeter as sureties, in the sum of £500, Sept. 30, 1761, for the 
guardianship of Elizabeth, Molly, and Martha Thing; witnesses, 
none.] 

[Administration of Martha Thing revoked Feb. 24, 1762, "who 
soon after was by the Providence of God Renderd uncapable of 
any Business through nonsanity of mind," and granted to 
Daniel Thing, father of the deceased.] 

[Bond of Daniel Thing, yeoman, with Stephen Thing, yeo- 
man, and Nicholas Gilman as sureties, all of Exeter, in the 
sum of £500, Feb. 24, 1762, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, John Dudley, Bartholomew Gilman.] 

[Inventory, attested June 26, 1762; amount £2788. 10. o; 
signed by Joshua Folsom and Ezekiel Brown.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £2002. 10. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £1139. 8. 2; allowed April 27, 1763.] 



WILLIAM JONES 1761 PORTSMOUTH 

' [Administration on the estate of William Jones of Portsmouth, 
mariner, granted to his widow, Ann Jones, July 29, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 205.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 85 

[Bond of Ann Jones, with John Elliot, glazier, and Perkins 
Ayers, cordwainer, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£500, July 29, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Wyseman Claggett, Richard Cutts Shannon.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 8, 1761; amount, £2045.1.0; signed by 
Thomas Bickford and Ichabod Clark. 1 



THOMAS GOSS 1761 RYE 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Goss of Rye, house- 
wright, granted to his widow, Mary Goss, July 29, 1761.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 205.] 

[Bond of Mary Goss, with Richard Jenness, 3d, and Ozem 
Dowst, yeoman, as sureties, all of Rye, in the sum of £500, July 
29, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Cutts 
Shannon, Richard Cutts Shannon.! 

[Inventory, Sept. 26, 1761; amount, £1208.0.0; signed by 
Jeremiah Berry and Francis Locke.] 

[James Goss of Rye, minor, aged more than 14 years, son of 
Thomas Goss, makes choice of James Perkins, Jr., of Rye, 
cordwainer, as his guardian June 30, 1762; witnesses, William 
Parker, Jr., Richard Cutts Shannon.] 

[Guardianship of James Goss granted to Jonathan Goss Feb. 
23, 1763-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 542.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Goss of Rye, with Nathan Goss of Rye and 
Abner Fogg of North Hampton gentlemen, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Feb. 23, 1763, for the guardianship of James Goss; 
witnesses, William Parker, George Libby.] 



1 86 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOHN PRESCOTT 1761 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of John Prescott of Kingston, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, EHzabeth Prescott, July 29, 
1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 205.] 

[Bond of EHzabeth Prescott, with Sherburne Tilton, gentle- 
man, and Daniel Sanborn, yeoman, as sureties, all of Kensington, 
in the sum of £500, July 27, 1761, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Nathan Rowe, William Parker.] 

[Warrant, July 27, 1761, authorizing William Parker of King- 
ston and Caleb Shaw of Kensington, gentlemen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 8, 1761; amount £2743.19.6; signed by 
William Parker and Caleb Shaw.] 

[Account of Richard Sanborn and his wife Elizabeth, adminis- 
tratrix; receipts, £3091. 16. o, personal estate; expenditures, 
£1119. 17. 4; mentions "Maintenance of the two Children while 
under 7 Years of Age Dolly 91 Weeks Lucy 166 Weeks" ; allowed 
March 7, 1770.] 



JONATHAN BIGELOW 1761 ROCKINGHAM, VT. 

[Aaron Bigelow, aged 15 years, having no parents living, 
makes choice of Wilder Willard as his guardian July 31, 1761, 
dated at Hadley, Mass. ; witnesses, Daniel Jones, Joseph Hub- 
bard.] 

[Bond of Wilder Willard of Brattleborough, Vt., gentleman, 
with Samuel Stevens of Charlestown, yeoman, as surety, in the 
sum of £500, Jan. 15, 1762, for the guardianship of Aaron Bige- 
low, son of Jonathan Bigelow of Rockingham, Vt., deceased; 
witnesses, Joseph March, William Vaughan.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 87 

DANIEL MAYNARD 1761 MARLBOROUGH, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Maynard of Marlbor- 
ough, Mass., yeoman, granted to Abner Whipple Aug. 3, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 212.] 

[Bond of Abner Whipple of Marlborough, Mass., yeoman, 
with Isaac Parker and John Hastings, Jr., both of Charlestown, 
yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Aug. 3, 1761, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate; witnesses, Benjamin Bellows, Benja- 
min Bellows, Jr.] 

[Inventory of estate in New Hampshire, attested April 8, 
1761; one right in the town of Rockingham, Vt., £24. o. o; 
signed by Joel Matthews and Peter Bellows.] 

[Warrant, March 8, 1762, authorizing Michael Lovell, William 
Simonds, Amasa Wright, Beriah Grandy and Thomas Steb- 
bins. all of Rockingham, Vt., to divide the real estate among the 
six children.] 

[Report of the committee. May 28, 1762, that the property 
cannot be divided without injury, and appraising it at £22. 10. o; 
signed by William Simonds, Michael Lovell, and Beriah Grandy.] 

[Order of court, Nov. 14, 1763, that, as the oldest son has re- 
fused to accept, the right in Rockingham, Vt., shall be settled on 
Sybil Whipple, a daughter, and that her husband, Abner Whip- 
ple, give bond to pay the other heirs their shares.] 

[Bond of Abner Whipple, with Timothy Olcott, yeoman, and 
William Simonds, cooper, all of Rockingham, as sureties, in the 
sum of £50, Nov. 14, 1763, to pay their shares to William 
Maynard, oldest son, Lucy Maynard, to Jedediah Maynard, and 
Elihu Maynard when they are 21 years of age, and to Mary 
Maynard when she is 18 years of age, all children of the de- 
ceased; witnesses, Oliver Lovell, Elias Olcott.] 

[William Maynard, yeoman, oldest son, Lucy Maynard, spin- 



1 88 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ster, oldest daughter, Jesse Rice, gentleman, guardian of Jede- 
diah and Elihu Maynard, and Mary Maynard, widow, guardian 
of Mary Maynard, Jr., youngest daughter, acknowledge receipt 
of their shares Nov. 17, 1763; witnesses, Ezra Taylor, Francis 
Whipple.] 

[Account of the administrator; expenditures, £188. o. o;, 
allowed Nov. 14, 1763.] 



JOSEPH YEATON 1761 NEWCASTLE 

In the Name of God, amen, the tenth Day of August 1761 I 
Joseph Yeaton of New Castle in the Province of New Hampshire 
Fisherman being very Sick and Weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my dearly and 
beloved wife all that of my real and personal Estate that the 
Law doth give Her 

Item I give to my well beloved adopted Daughter Grace Bell 
and to her Husband Shadrick Bell all my Estate both Real & 
personal of what kind and denomination soever they allowing to 
my said wife Elizabeth what may be her right agreeable to Law 
and I likewise constitute make and ordain the Said Shadrick 
Bell my Sole Executer * * * 

his 

Joseph X Yeaton 

Mark 

her 
[Witnesses] Stephen Chase, Jos Newmarch, Marg* X Yeaten. 

Mark 
[Proved Oct. 6, 1761.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 6, 1761, authorizing Henry Prescott, merchant,^ 
and Benjamin Randall, mariner, both of Newcastle, to appraise 
the estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 89 

[Inventory, Oct. 7, 1761; amount. £1285. 14. ii; signed by 
Henry Prescott and Benjamin Randall.] 



PHILIP CONNOR 1761 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Philip Connor of Exeter, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Maria Connor, Aug. 12, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 211.] 

[Bond of Maria Connor, with John Rice and Noah Emery, 
gentlemen, as sureties, all of Exeter, in the sum of £200, Aug. 12, 
1 761, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Elias Ladd, 
Simon Page.] 



NOAH JOHNSON 1761 NASHUA 

[Administration on the estate of Noah Johnson of Dunstable, 
gentleman, granted to Joseph Senter Aug. 15, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 212.] 

[Bond of Joseph Senter, gentleman, with Zaccheus Lovewell 
and John Alld, husbandman, as sureties, all of Dunstable, in the 
sum of £500, Aug. 15, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, John Blanchard, Jonathan Lovewell.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 15, 1761, authorizing Zaccheus Lovewell and 
John Alld to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 26, 1761; amount, £1482. 14. 6; signed by 
Zaccheus Lovewell and John Alld.] 

[Warrant, July 29, 1762, authorizing Jonathan Lovewell of 
Dunstable and Francis Worcester of HoUis, yeoman, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 



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[Additional inventory, attested Oct. ii, 1766; amount, £26. 
14. 6; signed by the appraisers.] 

[List of claims, June 16, 1766; amount, £29. 4. 9; signed by the 
commissioners.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £1530. 15. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £293. 17. 5; allowed June 30, 1767.] 



WILLIAM WILSON 1761 CHESTER 

In The Name of God Amen 

I William Wilson of Chester in the Province of New hampshir 

in Newengland yeoman Being in usual Helth of Body and of 

Perfect mind and memory; Thanks be Given to God for the 

Same: This Twenty third Day of august Anno Domini 1761 
* * * 

Imprimes I Give To mary my well beloved wife Every thing 
that she Brought with her and was hers when I married her for 
her to Dispose of as she Sees Cause I also give her the East End 
of my house the whole of it from Bottem To Top for her To use 
and Improve So Long as she Lives I also give her the Keeping of 
Two Cows and one horse winter and Summer and I Give her the 
Intrest of the one half of my money which I have upon Intrest 
During her Life yearly all to be Delivered to her and performed 
for her by my Executor — 

Item I give to my Son Robert Wilson the Sum of one Doller; 
To Be Paid to him by my Executor Emediatly after my Deceass 
and This with what I have here to fore given To him by Deed 
I account a Soficient Portion for him out of my Esteate — 

Item I Give to my Son James Wilson the one half of the 
Intrest of all the money which I Have upon Intrest To be Paid 
and Delivered to him yearly Every year by my Executor So Long 
as he Lives The Same To be Don by the advice Direction and 
Care of the then Select men of the Town of Chester or their 



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Sucsesors in Said office and Trust from time to Time I also Give 
him The one Half of all my Clothing of Every Kind 

Item I Give to my Daughter martha Steel the Sum of one 
Dollar To Be Pad to her by my Excutor Emetiatly after my 
Deceass and this with what I have alredy given to her I account 
a Soficient Portion for her out of my Estate 

Item I give to my Daughter Elisebeth mitchell the Sum of one 
Doller to be Paid to her by my Executor Emediatly after my 
Deceass and this with that I have alredy given to her I account 
a Soficient Portion for her out of my Estate. 

Item I Give To my Daughter Jaen Moore my forty acre Lot in 
the fifth Division in Chester origenenelly Joseph Sanborns for 
her to use Improve and Dispose of as She Sees Cause: and this 
with what I Have Hereretofore given to her I account a Sofi- 
cient Portion for her out of my Estate 

Item I Give to my Daughter mary Craige the Sum of Twenty 
five Pounds New tenor bills of Credite to Be Paid to her at the 
End of Twelve months after my Desceass by my Executor and 
this with what I Have Heretofore given to her I account a 
Soficient Portion for her out of my Estate 

Item I Give to my Son William Wilson Jun' The Whole of my 
home steed place in Chester where on I Now Dwell Containing 
fifty acres more or Less: with one half the house and half the 
Barns that are on the same Togather also with one Half of all 
my Cloathing of Every Kind ; and all my other Estate Reall and 
Personell not here in before Disposed of He Paying and Perform- 
ing as followeth That is what I have here in ordered to my wife 
he also Paying all my Legacies which I have here in ordred and 
Funurell Charges and to Receive and Pay all Just Debts Due to 
and from my Estate and I Do appoynt him my Said Son William 
Wilson Jun"^ To be my Sole Executor * * * 

Willm Wilson 

[Witnesses] Nath'^ Emerson, Amos Emerson, Sam" Emerson. 
[Proved June 27, 1764.] 



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[Bond of William Wilson, with Amos Emerson as surety, 
both of Chester, in the sum of £500, June 27, 1764, for the execu- 
tion of the will; witnesses, William Vaughan, William Parker.] 



PHILIP STACKPOLE 1761 SOMERSWORTH 

In y" Name of God Amen the Twenty fifth Day of August one 
Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty one I Philip Stacpole Hus- 
bandman of y Town of Somersworth in y^ province of New- 
Hampshire in New-England being Weak & infirm in Body * * * 

Imprimis I give & bequeath to my dearly beloved Wife 
Martha the Improvement of one Third of all my Estate both 
Real & personal during her natural life. 

Item after measuring of four Acres of land at y^ Westerly End 
of My Homestead Joyning to Benjamin Warren's land, I give & 
bequeath y next two Acres, of land to my beloved Son Joshua 
Stacpole to him his Heirs & assigns for ever, excepting y^ Im- 
provement of part thereof as above mentioned 

Item I give & bequeath to My beloved Son James Stacpole 
y Next adjoying two Acres to y above Mentioned two acres to 
him his Heirs & assigns for ever, excepting part of y^ Improve- 
ment thereof as above mentioned 

Item I give & bequeath to my two beloved daughters Sarah 
Hall & Lydia Frost four acres of land next adjoyning to y" last 
mentioned two Acres, to be equally divided between, to them 
their Heirs & assigns for ever, excepting part of y" Improvement 
as above mentioned. 

Item I give & bequeath to My beloved Son William Stacpole 
the one half of My barn to him his Heirs & assigns for ever, with 
y^ priviledge of passing to & from it as he may have Occasion, 
excepting y Improvement of part thereof as above said 

Item I give & bequeath to My Said Wife Martha one Cow 

Item I give & bequeath to My Said Wife Martha y^ use & 



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Improvement of y^ bed I lay on & y« furniture belonging to y* 
same during her natural life 

Item its My Will that My other Cow be for y^ use of My S"^ 
Wife & S-i Son Philip 

Item after y" Decease of My S'^ Wife I give to My Daughter 
Sarah y bed I lay upon with what furniture belongs to it 

Item its My will that my oxen be disposed by my Executor 
hereafter Mentioned to defray my funeral Charges. 

Item I give & bequeath to My beloved Son Philip all y« rest of 
my Homestead lying between y^ four acres given to My Daugh- 
ters as above mentioned & the River, passing before my House 
excepting part of y^ Improvement thereof as above mentioned 

Item its My Will that My S'^ beloved Son Philip pay all My 
lawfull debts 

Item I give & bequeath all y rest of My Estate both real & 
personal to my beloved Son philip to him his Heirs & assigns for 
ever. 

Item I do hereby Constitute Make and Ordain My Said be- 
loved Son Philip Stacpole My Sole Executor * * * 

Philip Stacpole 

[Witnesses] Joseph Tate, Mark Wallingford, Rachel Lincoln. 
[Proved Sept. 30, 1761.] 



THOMAS CLARK 1761 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Clark of Exeter, 
shop-keeper, granted to his widow, Ursula Clark, Aug. 26, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 211.] 

[Bond of Ursula Clark, with Josiah Gilman, physician, and 
John Rice, trader, as sureties, all of Exeter, in the sum of £500, 
Aug. 26, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Cutts Shannon, Joseph March.] 



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JEREMIAH CURRIER 1761 KINGSTON 

[Bond of Jeremiah Currier, yeoman, with Jonathan Blaisdell, 
blacksmith, and Daniel Rowell, husbandman, as sureties, all of 
Kingston, in the sum of £ 1000, Aug. 26, 1 761 , for the administra- 
tion of the estate of Jeremiah Currier of Kingston, yeoman; 
witnesses, Jeremy Webster, Ralph Blaisdell.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 26, 1761, authorizing Jeremy Webster and 
Ebenezer Batchelder, yeoman, both of Kingston, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 16, 1761; amount, £7265. 10. o; signed by 
Jeremy Webster and Ebenezer Batchelder.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £75. 7. 6, personal 
estate; expenditures, £61. 12. 6^; allowed June 9, 1768.] 



JOHN MOORES 1761 HAMPSTEAD 

In the name of God amen. 

I John Mooers Gen* of Hampsted in The Province of New 
Hampshire, being of Perfect mind and memory, being but week 
and Low by sickness & Bodily infirmity * * * 

I give and bequeath unto my Dearly beloved Wife Dorothy 
Mooers the one half of my Household Furniture, the One half of 
the Corn and meat that is or shall be produced on my Farm this 
year, together with all her own wairing Apparel, that she brot 
with her to my house and all that has been Made or Bought for 
her Own ware Ever since she has been my wife, also a Decent 
suit of mourning at my Decease, also two Cows which she shall 
Choose, out of my Stock, and Hay to winter them the following 
winter. 

Also, the improvement of the One half of my real Estate, after 
all my Lawfull Debts are paid, During her natural Life, also The 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 95 

use of half my house and Barn so long as she remains my widow 
I give and bequeath to my only Daughter Hannah Mooers all 
the remainder of my Estate, (after the Debts are paid) real and 
Personal, when she shall arive to the age of Eighteen years untill 
which time she is under the Direction of my Executor 

I Do hereby Ordain and appoint, Coll° Jacob Bayly Esq"" of 
Hampsted in the Province of New-Hampshire, to be the soul 
Executor of this my last wdll and testament, in witness hereunto 
I have set my hand and seal, this Eighth day of septem' 1761 at 
Crown Point, in y^ first y'^ of his Majesty's Reign 

John Mooers 

[Witnesses] Jaasiel Harriman, John Hazzen, Samuel Hobart. 
[Proved Dec. 11, 1761.] 

[Inventory, attested March 15, 1762; amount, £10,467. 5. o; 
signed by Daniel Little and Benjamin Emerson.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £318. 15. 11; expenditures, 
£436. 3. 2^; allowed April i, 1779.] 



JOHN FULLONTON 1761 EPPING 

In the Name of God Amen The Eleventh Day of September in 
the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty one 
I John Fullonton of the parish of Epping in the province of New 
hampshire in New England Husbandman Being sick and weak in 
Body * * * 

Imprimis, I Give and Bequeath to Abigal Fullonton my Dearly 
Beloved wife The whole use and Improvement of all my Lands 
& Real Estate until my son David shall come to the age of 
twenty one years and after that time onely the use and Im- 
provement of the one half part of my Estate as abovesaid — 

Item I Give to well Beloved son John Follunton whom I like- 



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wise Constitute make and ordain my Sole Executor of this my 
last will and testament twenty pounds old tenor money to be 
levied and paid out of my Estate 

Item I Give to my well Beloved Son William Fullonton twenty 
pounds old tenor money to be paid to him by my son David in 
Six years after my Wifes Decease 

Item I Give to well Beloved Son James Follunton twenty 
pounds old tenor money to be paid to him by my son David in 
three years after my wifes Decease 

Item I Give to my well beloved Son David Fullinton all my 
lands Lying and being in the parish of Epping with all the 
privelidges & appurtenances to him his heirs and Assigns forever 
and to come into the possession of one half part thereof at the 
age of twenty one years and the other half part at and after my 
wifes Decease he paying to my other sons and Daughters the 
Legacies Mentioned in this my last will and testament 

Item I Give to my well Beloved Daughter Elizabeth Fox 
Twenty pounds old tenor to be paid to her by my son David in 
three years after my Decease 

Item I Give to well Beloved Daughter Mary Follunton one 
hundred pounds old tenor money and a Cow to be paid to her by 
my son David in four years after my Decease — 

Item I Give to my well Beloved Daughter Sarah Fullonton 
one hundrid pounds old tenor money and one cow to be paid to 
her by my son David in five years after my Decease — 

Item I Give to my well Beloved Daughter Kattaren Fullonton 
one hundred pounds old tenor money and one cow to be paid to 
her by my son David in Six years after my Decease * * * 

Mark 
John X Fullinton 
his 

[Witnesses] Ezekiel Brown, Nason Cass. 
[Proved May 26, 1762.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 97 

ALEXANDER THOMPSON 1761 LONDONDERRY 

[Administration on the estate of Alexander Thompson of Lon- 
donderry, gentleman, granted to William Davidson and his wife, 
Frances Davidson, Sept. 24, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 250.] 

[Bond of William Davidson, clerk, and wife Frances, with 
Matthew Thornton and Robert McNeil, cordwainer, as sureties, 
all of Londonderry, in the sum of £500, Sept. 24, 1761, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, Ann Cummings, John 
David son. 1 



ISRAEL BARTLETT 1761 NEWBURY, MASS. 

[Love Lunt renounces administration on the estate of her 
former husband, Israel Bartlett of Newbury, Mass., in favor of 
her oldest son, Joseph Hall Bartlett, Sept. 29, 1761; witnesses, 
Enoch Bartlett, Thomas Bartlett, Jr.] 

[Administration on the estate of Israel Bartlett of Notting- 
ham granted to Joseph Hall Bartlett Oct. 23, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 250.] 

[Bond of Joseph Hall Bartlett of Newbury, Mass., tanner, 
with Samuel Adams, physician, and Nathaniel Thompson, 
mariner, both of Durham, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, Oct. 
23, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Richard 
Cutts Shannon, William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 2'], 1762; amount, £18,400. o. o; signed by 
Joseph Cilley and Joseph Sias.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 30, 1762, authorizing Joseph Cilley, gentleman, 
Thomas Simpson, yeoman, John Bartlett, gentleman, all of 



198 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Nottingham, Joseph Sias, trader, and Ebenezer Thompson, 
yeoman, both of Durham, to divide the real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 129.] 

Pursuant to a warrant from the hon''^'^ Richard Wibird Esq' 
Judge of the probate of wills &c for the province of Newhamp- 
shire Directing & appointing us the Subscribers a Committee to 
Divide the Real Estate of Israel Bartlet Late of Newbury Form- 
erly of Nottingham Esq' Deceased Intestate accordingly we have 
Divided Said Estate among the Late wife & Children of Said 
Intestate in the following manner viz — 

To Love the wife of Joshua Lunt who was heretofore the wife 
of Said Intestate for her Dower in Said Estate the following 
Lands in the Town of Nottingham viz Part of a farm which was 
formerly the Homestead of Said Intestate Laying on the western 
Side of North Street Beginning at a Beach Stump By Said 
North Street adjoining to Land of Shem Drown and then Run- 
ning North 36 Degrees west 80 Rods and then South 42° west 30 
Rods and then South 3° west 69 Rods & then South 39° East 34 
Rods to Said North Street and So By Said Street to the Place 
where it Began — Excepting the western half of the house on 
Said Premises Sat of to Joseph one of the heirs also one half 
of the Lot N° 10 in Summer Street Being the South East End, 
also 12 acres of Land Being the amendments Laid out to the 
Original Rights of James Stringer and ann Smith at the North 
East End of North Street also one half of the Barn standing on 
Land Sat of to Joseph one of the heirs being the west End with 
Liberty to Pass and Repass from Said Barn to the highway 

To Joseph Bartlet Eldest Son of said intestate for his Double 
Share the following Lands in Nottingham viz. Part of the 
afores'* homestead Laying on the Eastern Side of North street 
Beginning By Land of Shem Drown and Running By S'^ Street 
South 41° west 18 Rods and then South 17° west 27 Rods to 
Land Sat of to Thomas one of the heirs & then South 36° East 80 
Rods By Said Thomas^ Land & then North 42° East about 66 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I99 

Rods and then on a Strait Line to the place where it Began To- 
gether with the Bark house Tanyard & the Eastern half of the 
Barn the other half Being Sat of to the widow, also the Lot N° 9 
in winter Street and half the Lot N° 10 in Summer Street at the 
North west End and half of the Lot N° 2 in Summer Street the 
N W End also about 3 acres and 54 Square Rods Laying Near the 
Center Square in Nottingham Beginning at the North East 
Corner of Said Square and Running S 39° East 1 1 Rods to Said 
North Street & then By Said Street North 56° East 12 Rods & 
then North 39° west 25 Rods & then South 56° west 28 Rods to 
Bowstreet & then South 36° East 14 Rods & then on a Strait 
Line to the Place where it Began — 

To Thomas Bartlet Second Son of Said Intestate for his Share 
the following Lands in Nottingham viz. Part of the afors*^ 
homestead Laying on the East Side of Northstreet Beginning at 
the North Corner of Land of Benjamin Shepard By said North - 
street & Running North 41° East 24 Rods & then South 36° 
East 80 Rods & then South 42° west about 24 Rods & then on a 
Strait Line to the place where it Began also about one acre and 
one hundred & Six Square Rods nigh the Center Square in Said 
Town adjoining to Bowstreet Beginning By Land Sat of to 
Joseph one of the heirs By Said Street and Running North 36° 
west 9 Rods to Land formerly Belonging to Mathew Nealy 
Deceased & then North 56° East 30 Rods & then South 39" 
East 9 Rods & from thence on a Strait Line to the place where 
we Began also N° 15 in the first Range Excepting 25 acres at the 
Southerly End Sat of to others of the heirs also the amendments 
of the Original Rights of Cap* John gilman and John arnold — 

To Sarah Adams Daughter of Said Intestate the Lott N° 29 
in Bowstreet also the Lot N° 12 in the 3^^ Range also about 7 
acres of Land at the Southwesterly End of the Lot N° 15 in the 
first Range beginning at the South East Corner of Said Lot and 
Running W N W 28 Rods By Chester Line and then North 29^^° 
East 40 Rods & then E S E 28 Rods & then to the place where we 



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Began — the Said Sarah^ Share Laying wholly in the Town of 
Nottingham — 

To Israel Bartlet Third Son of Said Intestate for his Share the 
One half of 49 acres of Land in Kingstown in Said province 
Bounded Southerly on Land Lately Belonging to Jacob Currier 
Deceased & to Extend Northerly of Equal Breadth Between 
Powow River on the west and Land of Thomas Eastman on 
the East untill it makes on half of Said 49 acres — 

To Mary Bartlet Daughter of Said Intestate for her Share one 
half of 49 acres of Land in Kingstown afors'^ Bounded Southerly 
on Land Sat of to Israel one of the heirs and to Extend Northerly 
of Equal Breadth Between Powow River on the west and Land 
of Thomas Eastman on the East untill it Comes to Land of John 
Cogswell & wife — 

To Josiah Bartlet Fourth Son of Said intestate for his Share the 
following Land in the Town of Nottingham viz 18 acres of the 
Lot N" 15 in the first Range Beginning at the Southwest Corner 
of Seven acres Sat of to Sarah one of the heirs & Running W N W 
untill it Comes to the Line Divideing Between the Lotts N° 15 & 
16 And then N 29^^° East 40 Rods and then E S E untill it 
Comes to Land Sat of to Sarah afores'* & then on a Strait Line to 
the place where it Began also the Lot N° 21 in the Eighth Range 
also the Lot N° 4 in the 4*'' Range Excepting one hundred acres 
at the N E End Formerly Sold to Jonathan Longfellow also one 
half of the Lott N° 12 in the 9 Range also one Quarter of the Lot 
n" 4 in the 9*^ Range — 

In witness whereof we Do hereunto Set our hands this eighth 
Day of July in the Third year of his Majesties Reign Anno 
Domini 1763 

Joseph Ceilly 

Joseph Sias 

Tho^ Simpson !^ Committee 

John Bartlet 

Ebenezer Thompson 



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JONATHAN GOVE 1761 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Gove of Hampton 
Falls granted to his widow, Hannah Gove, Sept. 30, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 250.] 

[Bond of Hannah Gove, with Benjamin Swett, gentleman, and 
Jonathan Fifield, yeoman, as sureties, all of Hampton Falls, in 
the sum of £1000, Sept. 30, 1761, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Meshech Weare, John Gault.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 30, 1761, authorizing Meshech Weare and 
Henry Roby, both of Hampton Falls, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 12, 1762; amount, £47,210. 11. o; signed by 
Meshech Weare and Henry Roby.] 

[Estimate of income of the estate, Oct. 22, 1762; amount, 
£2696. o. o; expenditures, £1728. o. o; signed by Meshech 
Weare and Henry Roby.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £4655. 14. 8, per- 
sonal estate; expenditures, £2147. 4. 5; allowed Nov. 3, 1762.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 3, 1762, authorizing Ezekiel Worthen, Jona- 
than Swett, Abner Philbrick, Jeremiah Lane, all of Hampton 
Falls, and Joseph Shepard of Epping to divide the real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 13.] 

Province of 1 By the Hon'''^ Richard Wibird Esq' Judge 
New Hampshire / of the Probate of Wills & for Said Province 

We the Subscribers being appointed a Committee to Divide 
the Real Estate of Jonathan Gove Late of Hampton falls in said 
Province yeoman Deceased Intestate among the widow and 
Children of Said Intestate, And Whereas we were firstly to set off 
one Third part thereof to Hannah Gove widow Relict of said 
Deceased as her Dower, we have by the Request of said widow 
firstly Divided the whole among said Children Reserving the 
widows Thirds to be Set off severally upon Each Share after an 



202 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Equel Division of the whole : and said widow having Sold & given 
up her Right of Dower & thirds in the two shares of the Eldest 
Son John Gove, and also the two Eldest Daughters shares 
Lydea & Mary Peasley therefore we have set off no thirds on 
those shares: and also said widow having Purchased of Dilley 
Brown Hannah Dow & Sarah Green their three shares to her Self 
as her own Property therefore we have set off no thirds on those 
shares : we have made the Division as follows (viz) — 

First — We have set off to John Gove Eldest Son of said De- 
ceas'd for his Double share the Piece of Land situate in Hampton 
falls afores^ where the said John Gove now lives Containing 
Fifty Six acres which piece of Land is Described in the Plan 
hereto annexed by the Letter E. Also a piece of Land Situate in 
Hampton falls aforesaid near Weares mill in the place Calld the 
French pasture Containing five Acres Bounded as follows (viz) 
Southerly on the Highway thirty seven Rods, Westerly on Land 
set off to Mary Peasley as is hereafter Discribed thirty one Rods 
and a half thence Runing Easterly Ninteen Rods to stake & 
stones & from thence to the Highway first mentioned to stake & 
stones by the fence twenty five Rods which piece of Land is 
mark'd in the aforesaid Plan with the Letter X. Also a Piece of 
Land situate in Hampton falls aforesaid lying near where Deacon 
Weare lived which piece lies unfenced Containing one acre & 27 
Rods marked in the Plan with the Letter F. Also the orchard 
Lying over against it on the other side of the way which is calld 
the Lankester Orchard Containing one acre & 70 Rods markd in 
the Plan with the Letter G. Also A Piece of marsh situate in 
Hampton falls aforesaid Containing four acres & seventy five 
Rods which is Calld the Lankester marsh markd in the Plan 
with the Letter L Also one other piece of marsh in Hampton 
falls aforesaid Containing three acres & sixteen Rods Being the 
Northerly part of the piece calld the Brown marsh Being Sixteen 
Rods wide at the West End and about twenty six at the East 
End mark'd in the Plan with the Letter Q. — 

2^y We have Set off to Lydea Peasley for her share a Piece of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 2O3 

Land Situate in Hampton falls aforesaid lying in Halls farm (so 
call'd) Containing Thirty Acres Bounded as follows (viz) South- 
erly on the Highway which Runs thro' said farm from a stake 
set up by said Highway thirty one Rods West of the bend in said 
way (which bend is about twenty Rods below the Barn) Runing 
Easterly on said way about one Hundred and thirteen Rods to a 
stake set up by said Highway from thence on Land set to the 
share of Richard Gove hereafter named on a strait Line sixty 
four Rods to a stake & stones by Land Belonging to the Heirs of 
John Gove Late of Hampton falls Deceas'd which stake is twelve 
Rods & a half from the Corner of the said Goves Land from 
thence on said Goves Land & Land of Jerem'' Pearson to a saxa- 
fax tree standing in the Edge of the bank by said Pearsons Land 
which tree is spotted being twenty two Rods Westerly from the 
Northerly Corner of said Land and from said Saxafax tree on 
Land set to Mary Peasley aforesd Fifty one Rods to the stake 
first mentioned which piece of Land is Described in the aforesaid 
Plan by the Letter O. Also we have set to the said Lydea a piece 
of Land in Chester being one half of a sixty acre Lot. Also a 
Right of Land in Chichester also a piece of marsh in Hampton 
falls aforesaid containing Two Acres & one hundred & forty five 
Rods which is calld the Allen marsh the southeasterly corner of 
which Joyns to the Northwesterly corner of the aforesaid Lan- 
kester marsh which piece of marsh is mark'd in the plan with the 
Letter H. Also a piece of marsh in Hampton falls aforesaid Con- 
taining one acre & a quarter which piece of marsh is the southerly 
part of the piece calld the Brown marsh being Eight Rods wide 
the West End & Ten Rods at the East End which is mark'd in 
the Plan with the Letter R. 

3'y We have set off to Mary Peasley for her share Twenty six 
Acres of Land in Halls farm aforesaid Bounded as follows (viz) 
Easterly on Land set to Lydea Peasley, the aforesaid Saxafax 
being the North East Bound and stake by the Highway the 
south east Bound & Runing Westerly the whole wedth from said 
Highway to said Pearsons Land up to the fence which piece of 



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Land is mark'd in the Plan with the Letter N. Also a Piece of 
Land in the place Call'd the French Pasture aforesaid containing 
three acres Bounded as follows (viz) Southerly on the Highway, 
Westerly on Land of Nathan Cram and Runing Easterly from 
said Crams Land to contain three acres which piece of Land is 
mark'd in the Plan with the Letter W. Also we have Set to the 
Said Mary a Right of Land in Hales-Town (so call'd) Also a 
Piece of marsh situate in Hampton falls aforesaid containing two 
acres & 50 Rods which is the piece of marsh the Said Gove 
Bought of Reuben Sanborn and is Call'd the Sanborn marsh, 
which is mark'd in the Plan with the Letter o. Also a piece of 
marsh in Hampton falls aforesaid Containing three acres which 
is the South Easterly part of the great piece of marsh Joyning to 
the upland Being Ten Rods wide at the South Westerly End & 
fourteen Rods at the North Easterly End which piece of marsh is 
mark'd in the Plan with the Letter D. 

4'y We have set off to Dilley Brown for her share Eleven acres 
of Land situate in Hampton falls aforesaid being part of the 
Home place where the Said Jonathan Gove lived Bounded as 
follows (viz) Beginning at a stake set up by the Highway about 
three Rods from the south Easterly Corner of said home place 
thence Runing by said Highway within two Rods of being even 
with the fore side of the house then Westerly Parrallel with the 
fore side of the house keeping two Rods from it Even with the 
fore door & Chimney of said house then Runing thro' the middle 
of said Chimney of the fore house & thro' the middle of the back 
house thence on a strait line to the South Easterly post of the 
barn floor thence through the barn to a stake set up two Rods 
from the back side of said barn then from said stake Parralel 
with the back side of the barn Eleven Rods to a stake & stones 
thence Runing Westerly on a strait line to the upper End of said 
home place to a stake set up in the fence twenty four Rods and a 
half & three links of the Chain from the North Westerly Corner 
of said home place thence southerly on said fence Eighteen Rods 
& a half to a stake set up in the fence & from thence on a strait 



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line to the stake first mentioned by the highway, together with 
the West half of the house, & south half of the barn which is 
that part that is south of the barn floor; which piece of Land 
together with the situation of the buildings is further Repre- 
sented by the Plan which is mark'd therein with the Letter K. 
We have also set to the said Dilley a Piece of Land situate in 
Hampton falls aforesaid near Weares Mill Call'd the Weare 
Pasture which is the piece of Land the Said Gove bought of 
Jonathan Weare Containing twelve Acres Mark'd in the Plan 
with the Letter V. Also a Piece of Land situate in Hampton 
falls aforesaid lying near the falls River, which is Call'd the Clay 
pit Pasture Containing Six acres & 66 Rods which piece of Land 
is mark'd in the Plan with the Letter H. Also a Piece of Land in 
Halls farm aforesaid call'd the Carr Land Containing three acres 
mark'd in the Plan with the Letter M. Also A Piece of marsh 
situate in Hampton falls aforesaid containing two acres and three 
quarters which is part of the great piece of marsh Joyning to the 
upland Runing from said upland or Island Down to the River 
being Eleven Rods wide at the upper End & Ten at the lower 
End Bounded Westerly on marsh set to Hannah Dow hereafter 
Named & Easterly on marsh set to Richard Gove hereafter 
named which piece of marsh is Mark'd in the Plan with the Let- 
ter B. Also another Piece of marsh in Hampton falls Containing 
two Acres & 94 Rods which is the piece of marsh Lying by Per- 
kins Island (so Call'd) and is calld the Perkins marsh, marked in 
the Plan with the Letter G. 

5>y We have Set off to Hannah Dow for her share Eleven Acres 
Lying on the south side of the Aforesaid home place Bounded 
Northerly on the aforesaid Dilleys share; at the upper End for 
the North West Corner Bound the stake before named for the 
south west corner bound of the Said Dilleys share, which is set 
up by the fence ; and at the lower End for the North East Corner 
Bound the forenamed stake by the highway three Rods from the 
south Easterly corner of said home place, which Eleven acres lies 
Southerly of the two last mentioned Bounds being Bounded 



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Westerly Southerly & Easterly with the fence around said home 
place, which piece of Land is mark'd in the Plan with the Letter 
L. Also a Piece of Land in Halls farm aforesaid Containing 
Twenty Acres Bounded as follows (viz) Begining at the South 
Easterly Corner of the Land of the Heirs of John Gove aforesaid 
at a stake set up in said corner & Runing first Southerly on 
Land set to Richard Gove Afores*^ about Seventy Rods to a stake 
set up by the Highway, then Runing Easterly by said Highway 
Twenty Seven Rods & a half to the marsh, then by said marsh 
about Seven Rods, then on a strait line to the Easterly part of the 
Island of wood taking in some marsh, & then Round said Island 
by the Edge of the marsh and by said heirs of John Goves Land 
to the stake first mentioned, which piece of Land is Described in 
the Plan by the Letter Q. We have also set to the said Hannah 
A Two Hundred Acre Lott in Nothingham Lying near Epsom 
line which Lot the Said Gove Purchased of Samuel Gilman & 
his wife : Also a Piece of marsh situate in Hampton falls aforesaid 
containing two acres & three quarters which is the Westerly 
part of the aforesaid great piece of marsh Joyning to the upland 
Runing in length from said upland to the River Being Eleven 
Rods wide at the Southerly End and Ten Rods at the Northerly 
End Bounded Easterly on marsh set to the share of Dilley Brown 
aforesaid, which piece of marsh is mark'd in the plan with the 
Letter A. Also another piece of marsh in Hampton falls afore- 
said Containing two acres & sixty four Rods which is Call'd the 
Russel marsh Discribed in the Plan by the Letter N. 

6iy We have Set off to Sarah Green for her share a Piece of 
Land in Halls farm aforesaid Containing thirty six acres Bounded 
as follows (viz) Northerly on the aforesaid Highway which Runs 
thro' said farm Westerly on the fence, it being the westerly share 
on the south side of the way, Southerly on Feltches Land thirty 
four Rods to a Red Oak tree standing at the Edge of the bank, 
mark'd, from thence on a strait line to the aforesaid highway to a 
stake by Said way, standing in the fence Six Rods and a half 
East of the barn, together with the barn standing thereon. 



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which piece of Land is Described in the Plan by the Letter R. 
Also a Piece of Land in the place calld the French pasture afore 
said Containing three acres, Bounded as follows (viz) Westerly 
on Land set to Dilley Browns share called the Weare pasture 
Southerly on Land of Nathan Cram in part & part on Land set 
to Mary Peasleys share Northerly on Land of Daniel Chase 
Green & Runing Easterly Eighteen Rods & a half to stake & 
stones at Each End which Piece of Land is Described in the 
Plan by the Letter U. Also a Piece of Land situate in Hampton 
falls aforesaid Lying near the meeting house Containing one 
acre & one Hundred and two Rods with buildings thereon being 
under the Incumbrance of Dower, which is mark'd in the Plan 
with the Letter J. Also a piece of marsh situate in Hampton 
falls afore said Containing one Acre & one hundred & forty 
Rods being the North East part of the piece of marsh Call'd the 
Rucks point being upon the Northerly line Twenty Seven Rods 
from thence Square upon said Line until it strike the Dividing 
line between the shares of Jonathan & Samuel Gove hereafter 
named thence on said Line Easterly to the corner of the said 
Samuels share which piece of marsh is mark'd in the Plan with 
the Letter L. 

7^y We have set of to Jonathan Gove for his share a Tract of 
Land in Nothingham in the Province afore said Containing 
Forty four Acres with Buildings thereon which Land lies South- 
erly from the meeting house in Nothingham on Each side of the 
highway Call'd fish street which is the Land where John Hutch- 
enson lives upon & improves, which is markd in the Plan with 
the Letters C. and D. Also Seventy Acres of Land in Nothing- 
ham afore said being part of a two hundred acre Lott undivided 
Lying near Shepards Mill : Also a Piece of Land situate in Hamp- 
ton falls afore said Containing five Acres Bounded as follows 
(viz) Northerly on the highway Call'd hog-pen Road Westerly 
on Land of Daniel Chase Green afore said Easterly on Land of 
Major Jonathan Moulton & Southerly on Land set to the share 
of Richard Gove hereafter named which piece of Land is Mark'd 



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in the Plan with the Letter Y. Also A Piece of marsh situate in 
Hampton falls aforesaid Containing two Acres & Sixty Rods 
being the North Westerly part of the piece of marsh Call'd 
Rucks point Bounded as follows, Easterly on a strait line with 
the Northerly line of the said Sarahs untill it comes to the River 
which is twenty seven Rods from the stake set up at the said 
Sarahs North Westerly Bounds thence on said River twenty 
Rods to a stake set up at the bend of said River thence on a 
strait line by marsh set to Samuel aforesaid to a stake set up for 
the Corner Bound of the said Sarahs marsh : which piece of marsh 
is mark'd in the Plan with the Letter K. 

8iy We have Set off to Samuel Gove for his share a Tract of 
Land in Nothingham afore said Containing Eighty Six Acres 
& a half which lyes southerly from the meeting house on each 
side of the highw^ay call'd Fish Street w^hich two pieces of Land 
are call'd the two Northerly pastures in Nothingham which are 
Described in the Plan by the Letters A. and B. Also a Piece of 
marsh in Hampton falls afore said Containing two Acres being 
the southerly part of the piece of marsh call'd Rucks point 
Bounded south westerly by the River from the southerly corner 
of said marsh to a stake set up in the bend of the River twenty 
three Rods thence Easterly on marsh set to Jonathan Gove 
aforesaid & Sarah Green untill the said Samuels marsh come to a 
point which piece of marsh is Described in the Plan by the Letter 
M. 

9'y We have set off to Richard Gove for his share fourteen 
Acres of Land situate in Hampton falls aforesaid being the 
Northerly part of the home place where the said Jonathan Gove 
lived Bounded as follows (viz) Begining at the North East 
Corner of said home place by the Highway and Runing by said 
highway southerly two Rods beyond even with the fore side of 
the house, thence Westerly Parrallel with the fore side of the 
house Even with the middle of the fore door & chimney thence 
thro' said Chimney of the fore house and through the middle of 
the back house, thence on a strait line to the South Easterly 



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Post of the barn floor thence through the barn to a stake set up 
tAvo Rods from the back side of the barn then from said stake 
Parrallel with the back side of the barn Eleven Rods southerly to 
a stake & stones from thence on a strait line Westerly to the up- 
per End of said home place to a stake set up in the fence which 
is the North westerly Bound of the share set to Dilley Brown on 
said home place, thence Northerly Twenty four Rods & a half & 
three Links of the chain to the Northwesterly Corner of said 
home place and from thence Easterly on a strait line to the place 
first mentioned; together with the East half of the House and 
North half of the barn, which is the whole Barn floor and all that 
part of the barn Northerly from said floor, which piece of Land 
together with the situation of the buildings are further Repre- 
sented by the Plan which piece is Described therein by the 
Letter L Also Said Richard is to have the Priviledge of Passing 
and Repassing at the south End of the Barn with a Team as 
Occasion may Require; Also we have set to the said Richard 
Twelve Acres of Land in the place Call'd the French pasture 
aforesaid which lies upon the Easterly part of said French 
pasture Bounded Westerly on Land set to the aforesaid John 
Gove in part & part on Land set to the aforesaid Sarah Green 
which piece of Land is Described in the Plan by the Letter Z. 
Also a Piece of Land in Halls farm afore said Containing four 
Acres Bounded as follows (viz) Begining at a stake set up in the 
South Easterly Corner of Land belonging to the Heirs of John 
Gove Deceased aforesaid thence Runing on said Goves Land 
Southwesterly Twelve Rods & a half to a stake by the fence 
from thence Southerly on Land Set to Lydea Peasley Aforesaid 
to a white maple spotted by the highway thence by said High- 
way Eleven Rods & a half to a stake from thence Northerly on a 
strait line to the stake first mentioned which piece of Land is 
Described in the plan by the Letter P. Also we have set to the 
said Richard a piece of marsh situate in Hampton falls afore said 
containing two Acres being part of the afore said great piece of 
marsh Joyning to the upland Runing from said upland or Island 



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Down to the River being Nine Rods wide at the southerly End 
and Eight Rods at the Northerly End Bounded Easterly on 
Mary Peasleys share afore said & westerly on the aforesaid 
Dilley's share which is the Second Share from the East of said 
great piece of marsh, which is mark'd in the Plan with the Letter 
c. Also another piece in Hampton foils aforesaid containing 
One Acre & one hundred & twenty two Rods which is the piece 
of marsh call'd Waltons point which is mark'd in the Plan with 
the Letter P. 

iQiy We have Set off to Elijah Gove for his Share a Piece of 
Land in Halls farm aforesaid containing Twenty five acres 
Bounded as follows (viz) Begining at a stake set up in the fence 
by the aforesaid highway six Rods & a half East of the barn, 
from thence Southerly by the share of the afore said Sarah Green 
on a strait line to the aforesaid Red Oak tree spotted standing at 
the Edge of the Bank, from thence North Easterly Round by the 
marsh to a stake set up in the fence between the Upland & 
marsh, four Rods & three quarters West of the North East 
Corner Bound of the piece of marsh Joyning to said upland 
Call'd the Cove marsh, from thence on a strait line Northerly by 
Land set to Anna Gove hereafter named, to the Highway Eighty 
three Rods & a half on said highway from the marsh, where said 
highway Ends to a tree spotted & from thence up westerly on 
said Highway about fifty one Rods to the stake in the fence first 
mentioned : which piece of Land is Mark'd in the Plan with the 
Letter S. we have also set to the said Elijah the piece of marsh 
Joyning to said Upland Containing four Acres & a quarter which 
is call'd the Cove Marsh as aforesaid which piece of marsh is 
mark'd in the plan with the Letter E. Also a piece of Land 
situate in Kingston in the Province afore said Containing Twelve 
Acres & a half, which is one half of a Twenty five Acre Lot 
which the said Gove own'd in said Kingston, & the said Elijah 
to have the Easterly half thereof, which is mark'd in the plan 
with the Letter B, thus. — 



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1 1 'y We have Set off to Anna Gove for her share A Piece of 
Land in Halls farm aforesaid Containing Twenty one Acres 
Bounded as follows (viz) Westerly on the share set to the said 
Elijah, the Easterly Bounds of the said Elijahs being the West- 
erly bounds of the Said Anna's Northerly on the afore said High- 
way Eighty three Rods & a half South Easterly Round by the 
marsh from the End of said highway to the stake in the fence 
which stands four Rods & three quarters West of the North 
Easterly Bounds of the piece of marsh Call'd the cove marsh as 
afore said which Piece of Land is mark'd in the Plan with the 
Letter T. we have also set to the said Anna the piece of marsh 
Joyning to said upland call'd the Common piece containing 
four acres mark'd in the Plan with the Letter F. Also a Piece of 
Land situate in Kingston afore said containing Twelve acres & a 
half being one half of a Twenty five acre Lot which the said 
Gove own in said Kingston and the said Anna to have the 
Westerly half thereof which is Mark'd in the Plan with the 
Letter A. thus. — 

Thus have we Divided the whole of the Real Estate of the said 
Jonathan Gove Deceased Intestate among the children of said 
Deceased, & have given to Each one an Equal share Except to 
the Eldest son we have given a Double share ; Reserving (as was 
before mentioned) the Widows thirds to be set off upon Each 
share after an Equel Division of the whole, this we have done by 
the Request of said Widow as afore said 

Now as to the said widows thirds we have set off as follows 
(viz) 

I"* We have set off to Hannah Gove Widow Relict of said 
Deceas'd as her Dower, upon the share of Jonathan Gove son of 
said Deceas'd the southerly half of the orchard which is upon the 
said Jonathans share in Nothingham aforesaid also the five acres 
of Land in Hampton falls afore said lying on Hog-pen Road so 
Call'd Mark'd in the aforesaid Plan with the Letter Y. Also one 
Hundred & twenty Eight Rods of marsh Lying upon the Easterly 



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part of the said Jonathans Marsh to the fine black Hne in the plan 
thereon Drawn which piece of marsh is mark'd in the Plan with 
letter K as aforesaid 

2'y We have set off to Said Widow Hannah Gove as her Dower 
upon the share of Samuel Gove afore said Twenty Seven Acres 
of Land on the said Samuels share of Land in Nothingham which 
Twenty seven acres are upon the southerly part of the Piece of 
Land in said Nothingham which lies upon the West side of the 
High Way as far as to the fine black line in the plan thereon 
Drawn which piece of Land is mark'd in the Plan with the Letter 
A. as aforesaid. Also one hundred and seven Rods of Marsh 
lying upon the Easterly point of the said Samuels marsh as far 
as to the fine black line in the plan thereon Drawn which piece of 
marsh is mark'd in the plan as afore said with the Letter M. — 

3'y We have Set off to the said widow Hannah Gove aforesaid 
Six Acres of Land on the Said Richards Share in the place Call'd 
the french pasture as aforesaid which Six Acres lye on the 
Easterly part thereof so far as to the fine black line in the Plan 
Drawn thereon which piece of Land is mark'd upon the Plan as 
afore said with the Letter Z. Also the East half of the orchard 
belonging to said Richards share which is the back orchard upon 
the home place, also the Easterly half of the back house Also a 
Piece of marsh containing two acres being part of the great piece 
of marsh aforesaid Joyning to the upland being the second share 
from the East which is mark'd in the Plan as aforesaid with the 
Letter C. — 

4'y We have set ofif to the said widow Hannah Gove as her 
Dower upon the share of Elijah Gove aforesaid Eight acres & 
fifty three Rods of Land Lying upon the westerly side of the said 
Elijahs share of Land in Halls farm aforesaid as far as to the fine 
black line Drawn upon the Plan Marked therein as aforesaid with 
the Letter S. also the south westerly End of the marsh adjoyning 
thereto call'd the Cove Marsh as aforesaid, so far as to the fine 
black line on the Plan containing one acre & sixty six Rods which 
marsh is mark'd in the plan with the Letter E. 



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5'y We have Set off to the said widow Hannah Gove as her 
Dower upon the share of Anna Gove aforesaid Seven acres of 
Land Lying upon the Easterly Point of the said Anna's share in 
Halls farm afore said so far as to the fine black line upon the Plan 
which is mark'd therein as aforesaid with the Letter T. Also the 
North Easterly End of the marsh Adjoyning thereto as far as to 
the fine black line upon the plan, containing one Acre and fifty 
three Rods which marsh is Mark'd in the Plan as aforesaid with 
the letter F. — 

As to the seven shares of the Six Eldest Children of the said 
Deceased (viz) John Gove Eldest Son his two shares, Lydea & 
Mary Peasley Dilley Brown Hannah Dow & Sarah Green their 
five shares we have set off no thirds upon those shares for the 
Reasons before given, — 

And thus we have made the Division of the Real Estate of the 
said Jonathan Gove Deceased and this we make as our Return 
thereof, Dated at Hampton falls April 23, 1763. 

Ezekiel Worthen 
Jonathan Swett 
Jeremiah Lane 

The following are A Plan of the Lands And Marsh of Jonathan 
Gove Late of Hampton falls Deceased Intestate, beside, out 
Lands & unimproved — 

The Uplands are Included within Black lines the marsh within 
green lines; the Division between the Childrens shares are the 
prick'd lines the setting off the widows thirds a fine black line; 
Childrens shares upon the upland are mark'd with Large Cappi- 
tal Letters as A. B. C. &c. the marsh with small cappitals as 
A. B. c. &c 

A Compass Drawn with Each Plan with the Flower Deluce to 
the North, A scale hereunder Drawn of Twenty Rods to an Inch 
upon which the following Plans were Drawn. — 

Hampton falls April 23, 1763. 

Jeremiah Lane surveyor 



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A Plan of the Nothingham Land Lying on Each side of the Highway which Runs 
about North & South which is call'd fish-streat A. Containing 42 Acres & a half. 
B, 44 Acres The fine black line Runing thro' A means the widows thirds of A. and 
B. which lies south of A. 

C. and D. contains 44 acres with Buildings thereon which also Lies on Each Side of 
the way,. •. 



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Sundry pieces of marsh, G. calld Perkins Island, containing two Acres & 94 Rods. 
H. Calld the Aliens Lot, contains two Acres & 145 Rods i. Calld the Lankester 
Lott contains four acres & 75 Rods. K. contains two Acres and 60 Rods, the widows 
thirds on the East of the fine black line 126 Rods. L Contains one acre & 140 Rods 
M Contains two Acres, the widows thirds lying on the east of the fine black line 107 
Rods K L being the piece of marsh calld Rucks point o. Calld Sanborns point 
contains two Acres and 50 Rods N Call'd the Russel marsh contains two Acres, and 
64 Rods P Calld Waltons point contains one Acre & 122 Rods Q, R. Call'd the 
Brown marsh. Q Contains three Acres & 16 Rods R. Contains one Acre and a 
quarter 



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E. The place where John Gove lives Containing 56 Acres 

F. The piece which lies Common near where Deacon Weare lived containing 1 
Acre & 27 Rods. 

G. The Lankester Orchard (so called) containing i acre & 70 Rods 

H. A piece near the falls River Call'd the Claypit pasture containing 6 acres &'66 
Rodi. 



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J. A Piece of Land near the Meeting House Containing one Acre and 102 Rods 
with Buildings thereon; being under the Incumbrance of Dower 

I. K. and L. The place where the said Jonathan Gove lived Containing Thirty 
Six Acres and 37 Rods with the Buildings &c. 

I. Contains fourteen Acres with the East half of the House and North half of the 
Barn with priviledge of passing and Repassing at the South End of the Barn with a 
Team 

K. Contains Eleven Acres with the West End of the House and South End of the 
Barn 

L. Contains Eleven Acres 

M. A strip in Halls farm Call'd the Carr Land which Contains three Acres 



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A Plan of the place Call'd the French Pasture together with that call'd the Weare 
pasture and five Acres on Hogpen Road. V. The piece calld the Weare Pasture Con- 
taining Twelve Acres. U contains Three Acres W Three Acres X Contains five 
Acres Y the five Acres on Hogpen Road Z Contains Twelve Acres; the fine Black 
line thro' it means part of the Widows thirds upon that share, which lies upon the 
East side of the line 



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Hampton falls Feb^ 9 1764 
I must beg leave to inform you of some of the difficulties I 
Meet with in the settlement of my Late Husbands Estate: The 
Difficulty of the season as to traverling and my Own bad state of 
Health are such that I am afraid to Attempt a Journey to Ports- 
mouth which makes me hope you will Excuse this trouble. I 
was always uneasy at the Division of the Real Estate ; not think- 
ing it so Equal as it Ought to have Been Nevertheless for the 
sake of having the settlement finished I Did not urge any thing 
on this head : But now this further Appears as one of the shares 
set to one of my Daughters was to take in a Barn as the Dividers 
said ; But now when we Come to Run out a way they left Accord- 
ing to the Plan a Considerable Part of the Barn, and some Land 
is taken ofif from that share And many other Instances which 
might be given. Moreover the Peaslees and those who have 
been so strenuous for the Division still Refuse to sign the Bond 
for Paying their Proportion of Debts which may appear tho the 
Necessity of having such a Bond is abundantly Evident from this 
that above seven hundred Pounds has been Recovered lately 
against the Estate where I apprehended there was not one 
Penny Due: and an Execution is now out against me for it: But 
how to Answer the Execution or how to Proceed as things are 
now scituated I know not: Moreover Cap* Jonathan Swett 
under Color of having Purchased one of the Peasley's shares has 
already Cut Down timber to the Value of many hundred Pounds 
and Defies me to hinder him so that I Cannot see but the Estate 
will be wholly Ruined and all this time I am taxed for the whole 
of the Land I must therefore Desire you to bring these affairs to a 
Just Issue. I should be glad if it might be that a New Division 
might be Ordered Notwithstanding the great Cost which has al- 
ready been ; As I believe that will be much the most Equal in the 
whole: But if that Cannot be, then that Proper Bonds may be 
Ordered to be given before the Place is Ruined ; and if any mis- 



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takes were made by the Committee that they may be Rectified 
which will greatly Oblige your Friend 

Hannah Gove 

[Additional inventory, May 4, 1765; land in Hall's Farm, 
£175. o. 0.; signed by Meshech Weare and Henry Roby.] 

[Additional account of the administratrix; receipts, £2837. 2. 8,. 
personal estate; expenditures the same; allowed Oct. 31, 1765.] 

[Additional account of the administratrix; receipts, £21. 2. 
io>^; expenditures, £20. 4. io>^; allowed Aug. 30, 1768.] 



CARR 1761 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Guardianship of Rowland Page Carr and Daniel Carr, aged 
less than 14 years, granted to their mother, Susanna Carr of 
Hampton Falls, widow, Sept. 30, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 249.] 

[Bond of Susanna Carr, with Nathan Johnson of Greenland, 
yeoman, and Hercules Mooney of Durham, gentleman, as sure- 
ties, in the sum of £100, Sept. 30, 1761, for the guardianship of 
Rowland Page Carr and Daniel Carr; witnesses, Wyseman Clag- 
gett, Joseph March.] 



DANIEL GOVE 1761 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Gove of Hampton 
Falls, yeoman, granted to his widow, Rebecca Gove, Sept. 30, 
1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 250.] 

[Bond of Rebecca Gove, with Abraham Dow and John Brown, 
yeomen, as sureties, all of Hampton Falls, in the sum of £500, 



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Sept. 30, 1761, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Meshech Weare, Thomas Hunt.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 30, 1761, authorizing Abner Philbrick and 
Winthrop Dow, yeomen, both of Hampton Falls, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov.-Dec, 1761; amount, £7443. 7. o; signed by 
Abner Philbrick and Winthrop Dow.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £2313. 17. o, per- 
sonal estate; expenditures, £409. 2. o; mentions "Expence 
for Necessaries in my Lying in after my Husbands Decease. 
. . . Supporting One Child from the 24*^ of Aug* 1761 when the 
father Dyed to the 7*^ of March 1762 when the Child Came to be 
7 years of age. . . . Supporting three Other Children from the 
Death of their father to this time they being all yet under the 
age of 7 years"; allowed May 25, 1763.] 

[Guardianship of Daniel Gove and Johnson Gove, minors, 
aged more than 14 years, granted to Edward Gove April 21, 
1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 367.] 

[Bond of Edward Gove, with John Gove as surety, both of 
Seabrook, in the sum of £500, April 21, 1769, for the guardian- 
ship of Daniel Gove and Johnson Gove, sons of Daniel Gove; 
witnesses, Jedediah Dow, William Parker, Jr.] 

[Warrant, April 2, 1770, authorizing Meshech Weare of 
Hampton Falls, Samuel Collins, Abraham Dow, yeomen, Win- 
throp Gove, wheelwright, and Jonathan Marvell, potter, all of 
Seabrook, to divide the real estate among the widow and five 
children. They report April 23, 1770, that the estate cannot be 
divided without injury, that the widow has released her dower to 
the children, and appraised the whole at £255. 18. o; signed by 
Samuel Collins, Abraham Dow, and Winthrop Gove.] 

[Decree of court, April 25, 1770, settling the estate on Daniel 



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Gove, oldest son, he to pay the other children their shares when 
they are 21 years of age, they being all males.] 

[Bond of Daniel Gove, with Edward Gove and Winthrop Gove 
as sureties, all of Seabrook, in the sum of £400, April 25, 1770, to 
pay their shares to the other children, Johnson, David, Stephen, 
and Edmund Gove; witnesses, William Parker, John Went- 
worth.] 



MOSES KENNISTON 1761 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Moses Kenniston of Stratham 
granted to his widow, Ann Kenniston, Sept. 30, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 249.] 

[Bond of Ann Kenniston of Stratham, with Jude Allen of 
Stratham and James Burleigh of Durham, yeomen, as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, Sept. 30, 1761, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Joseph Sias, William Parker,] 

[Warrant, Sept. 30, 1761, authorizing Samuel Allen, weaver, 
and Joshua Hill, yeoman, both of Stratham, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Moses Kenniston, who died March 
19, 1761, taken Nov. 23, 1761; amount, £3480. 6. 6; signed by 
Joshua Hill and Samuel Allen.] 

[Guardianship of Joseph Kenniston, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Moses Kenniston, granted to Samuel Allen of Green- 
land April 29, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 392.] 

[Bond of Samuel Allen, yeoman, with James Brackett of 
Greenland, yeoman, as surety, in the sum of £500, April 29, 
1767, for the guardianship of Joseph Kenniston; witnesses, Wil- 
liam Parker, Jr., Robert Parks.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 225 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £64. 16, 10, personal 
estate; expenditures, £67. 14. 7; allowed May 6, 1772.] 

[Warrant, April 9, 1772, authorizing Samuel Lane, Andrew 
Wiggin, Jr., Samuel Allen, Ephraim Crockett, and Cotton 
Dockum, all of Stratham, to appraise two thirds of the real es- 
state, and to report on its division. Report, May 9, 1772, 
against division, and appraising the property at £55. o. o, signed 
by Samuel Lane, Samuel Allen, and Andrew Wiggin, Jr.] 

[Decree of court, May 6, 1772, settling the real estate on 
Bickford Kenniston, oldest son, he to pay the eight other children 
their shares.] 

[Warrant, April 30, 1772, authorizing Samuel Lane, /^.ndrew 
Wiggin, Jr., Samuel Allen, Ephraim Crockett, and Cotton 
Dockum, all of Stratham, yeomen, to set off the widow's dower.] 

Province of ) We the Subscribers being Appointed a 
New Hamp'' > Committee by the Hon. John Wentworth 
Rockingham ss J Esq' Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for 
Said County, to Set off to Anna Kenniston, Widow, her Dower 
which happens to her of the Estate of her late Husband Moses 
Kenniston late of Stratham in Said County Yeoman Deceased, 
and Set forth the Same by Metes and Bounds — We have Set off 
to Said Widow Anna Kenniston five Acres and one Hundred and 
fourteen Rods of Land for her Dower, and Bounded the Same as 
follows, viz* Begining at a Rock near the Well, by the late 
Dwelling House of Said Deceased, thence Runing South four 
Degrees East four Rods and three quarters, to the Country 
Road, thence Easterly by Said Road, fourteen Rods, to Samuel 
Wiggins Land, thence by Said Wiggins Land, near Notheast, 
Eleven Rods & a quarter, to Land improv'd by the widow 
Bienton, thence North 38 Deg^ West, fourteen Rods and two 
feet, by Said Land improv'd by the Said widow Bienton, thence 
Notheasterly by Land improv'd by Said widow Bienton forty 
Six Rods, thence Norwesterly by Said Wiggins Land fourteen 



226 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Rods, thence Southwesterly through the orchard, (taking in one 
Row of apple Trees) forty Six Rods, to the Stone Wall at the 
Southwesterly End of the orchard, thence Southeasterly as Said 
Stone Wall runs fifteen Rods to a Stake, thence Southwesterly to 
the Rock first Mentioned. 

Likewise we have Set off to Said Anna as her Dower in the late 
Dwelling House of Said Deceas'd one Room and fireplace at the 
Notherly Side of Said House, and the Chamber over it, with 
a priviledge in the Celler oven and Well ; and Liberty of passing 
in and out of Said Room and round the House. 
We make this Return the 6**^ Day of May 1772. 

Samuel Lane 
Samuel Allen 
Andrew wiggin juner 



SAMUEL WILLEY 1761 DURHAM 

[Bond of Sarah Willey, widow, with Joseph Sias, trader, and 
Hercules Mooney, schoolmaster, as sureties, all of Durham, in 
the sum of £500, Sept. 30, 1761, for the administration of the 
estate of Samuel Willey of Durham, yeoman; witnesses, Cutts 
Shannon, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, attested Feb. 24, 1762; amount, £4717. o. o; 
signed by Hercules Mooney and Joseph Sias.] 

[Account of Elijah Denbow and his wife, Sarah Denbow, ad- 
ministratrix; receipts, £151. 16. o, personal estate; expenditures, 
£139. 6. 5^; mentions maintenance of three children; allowed 
July 9, 1772.] 



SARAH EMERY 1761 BOSCAWEN 

[Inventory of the estate of Sarah Emery of Boscawen, widow 
of Edward Emery of Boscawen, yeoman, Oct. 12, 1761 ; amount, 
£2181. 17. o; signed by Stephen Gerrish, John Fowler, and 
Thomas Foss; mentions Edward Emery, Jr., "his Clothes."] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 227 

THOMAS BIXBY 1761 LITCHFIELD 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Bixby of Litchfield, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Phoebe Bixby, Oct. 17, 1761.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 251.] 

[Bond of Phoebe Bixby, with William Read, gentleman, and 
James Underwood, husbandman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, 
Oct. 17, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
John McCalley, Deborah Richardson.] 

[Bond of Phoebe Bixby, with Daniel Kendall and William 
McQuesten, Jr., yeomen, as sureties, all of Litchfield, in the sum 
of £1000, Oct. 17, 1761, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Read, James Underwood.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 25, 1761; amount, £3123. o. o; signed by 
William Read and James Underwood.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £1 125. 11. o; signed 
by William Read and James Underwood, and attested June 25, 
1762.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £3161. o. o; expendi- 
tures, £1202. 12. o; mentions "Keeping two Children that were 
under Seven years old — 10 months"; allowed July i, 1762.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £1125. 11. o; amount 
distributed, £1106. 8. o; allowed May 27, 1763.] 



THOMAS NEWMARCH 1761 PORTSMOUTH 

[Inventory of the estate of Thomas Newmarch of Portsmouth, 
gentleman, Oct. 23, 1761; amount, £3009. 6. o; signed by John 
Shackford and Cutts Shannon.] 

[Account of Benjamin Newmarch, administrator; receipts, 
£2601. 18. I, personal estate; expenditures, £1634. H- 6; allowed 
March 31, 1773.] 



228 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOHN WALLINGFORD 1761 ROCHESTER 

In the Name of God Amen, the Twenty Seventh day of 
October Anno Domini, One thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty 
one. John WaUingford of Rochester, In the Province of New- 
Hampshire In New-England Husbandman, Being Advanced 
In Years * * * 

Imprimis, I Give & Bequeath to Charity my Dearly & well 
Beloved wife, the westerly Lower Room In my Dwelling House, 
& wood sufficient for one Fire, & the Produce of one third Part 
of my Homestead Land During Her Natural Life, (to be given to 
Her yearly, by My Son Peter WaUingford) & also my Houshold 
Goods, s^ goods to be disposed of by Her, at Her Decease as She 
Shall think Proper. 

Item, I Give to my Son William WaUingford, Five Shillings 
Lawfull Money, to be paid to Him by My Executor within one 
years Space after my Decease. 

Item, I Give & Bequeath to My well Beloved & Dutifull Son 
Peter WaUingford, & to His Heirs & Assigns forever. All my 
Homestead Lands, containing by Estimation Sixty Acres be it 
more or less, together with all my common or undevided Lands 
in s"* Rochester afores*^ as also all my Buildings, upon my Home- 
stead Lands, & one Yoak of Oxen, as also my Pew in the Meeting- 
house, the S<^ Peter also is to pay all my Lawfull Debts, & the 
following Legacies after my Decease. 

Item, I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter Mary Doore, one 
Heffer three years old, within three years after my Decease. 

Item, I Give to My Daughter Phebe Weymouth, Five shillings 
Lawfull Money, or a yearling calf, within Five Years after my 
Decease, to be Paid her, by My Executor. 

Item, I give to My Daughter Patience Hammock, Five shil- 
lings Lawfull money, to be paid to Her, by my Executor, within 
the terme of Four Years after my Decease. 

Item, I Give to my Daughter Frances Clements one Pound 
Lawful money, to be paid to Her by my Executor at the Expira- 
tion of one year, after my Desease 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 22^ 

Item, I Do Likewise Constitute Make & Ordain my Son Peter 
afores'^ to be My Sole Executor * * * 

John Wallingford 

[Witnesses] Joseph Watson, Ja p<^ Hill, Josiah Main. 
[Proved Jan. 27, 1762.] 

[Bond of Peter Wallingford, with Josiah Main and James 
Plaisted Hill, yeomen, as sureties, all of Somersworth, in the 
sum of £500, Feb. 24, 1762, for the execution of the will; wit- 
nesses, William Parker, Joseph March.] 



ROBERT BUNTON 1761 ALLENSTOWN 

[Administration on the estate of Robert Bunton of Allenstown 
granted to Andrew Bunton Oct. 28, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 250.] 

[Bond of Andrew Bunton of Allenstown, yeoman, with John 
Noyes of Pembroke, gentleman, and William Emery of Bos- 
cawen, yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 28, 1761^. 
for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, 
John Wingate.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 2, 1761, authorizing Joseph Brown of Chester, 
yeoman, and John Noyes of Pembroke, gentleman, to appraise 
the estate; mentions Andrew Bunton as son of the deceased.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 6, 1761; amount, £8193. 15. o; signed by 
John Noyes and Joseph Brown.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £6200. o. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £787. 3. 7; mentions "maintaing one Child 
being under 7 years of age to Nov 24, 1762 being 70 Weeks"; 
allowed Nov. 24, 1762.] 



230 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

SAMUEL EMERY 1761 BOSCAWEN 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Emery of Boscawen, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Emery, Oct. 28, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 251.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Emery, with John Noyes of Pembroke, 
gentleman, and William Emery of Allenstown as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Oct. 28, 1 761, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 15, 1761; amount, £2193. 6. 8; signed by 
Moses Burbank and John Fowler; mentions the deceased as of 
Hopkinton, Mass., and includes estate in Boscawen, the home 
place of Edward Emery.] 

[Guardianship of Elizabeth Emery, aged less than 14 years, 
daughter of Samuel Emery of Hopkinton, Mass., granted to Ezra 
Carter May 26, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 396.] 

[Bond of Ezra Carter of Penacook, with William Emery of 
Boscawen, yeoman, and Joseph Blanchard of Merrimack as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, May 26, 1762, for the guardianship 
of Elizabeth Emery; witnesses, Elizabeth Emery, Ruth Gale, 
John McClenche, Caleb Upton.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £53. 13. o; expendi- 
tures, £38. o. 10; allowed April 26, 1769.] 



SARAH CALL 1761 BOSCAWEN 

[Administration on the estate of Sarah Call of Boscawen, 
widow, granted to William Emery of Boscawen Oct. 28, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 250.] 

[Bond of William Emery, husbandman, with John Noyes of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 23 1 

Pembroke, gentleman, and Andrew Bunton of Allentown, 
husbandman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 28, 1761, for 
the administration of the estate; witnesses, WilHam Parker, 
Cutts Shannon.] 

[Warrant, July 24, 1767, authorizing Stephen Gerrish, gentle- 
man, John Fowler, yeoman, George Jackman, Jr., Thomas Foss, 
yeoman, and Jesse Flanders, yeoman, all of Boscawen, to divide 
the real estate.] 

Province of 1 To the Hon'''" John Wentworth Esq"" Judge 
New Hampshire / of the probate of wills &c for said province 

We the Subscribers being appointed a Committee to Divide the 
Real Estate of Sarah Call Late of Boscawen Deceased amongst 
the Children of said Deceased have proseaded in the following 
manner namely — 

We have set of to William Emery the one half in Quantity and 
Quallity of that Hundred acre Lot that was Laid out to the 
Right of Edward Emery alowing it to be his full part of said 
Estate 

We have also Set of to Mary the Wife of Nathaniel Danford 
Daughter to the Said Deceased part of an Eighty acre Lot that 
was Laid out to the origenal Right of Richard Petingal begin- 
ning at the Nonvest Corner of Said Lot then Runing Southerly 
on Said Lot line twenty two Rods to a Stake and Stones to be of 
Equal wedth at both Eands and to Extend the whole Length 
of Said Lott — alowing it to be her full part of said Estate 

We have Set of to Sarah Burbank the wife of Moses Burbank 
Daughter to Sarah Call Deceased part of the before mentioned 
Eighty acre Lott Begining at a stake and stones twenty two 
Rods from the Norwest Corner then Runing on the Line of said 
Lott twenty two Rods to a Stake & Stones then Runing through 
Said Lot the whole Length and to be of Equal Wedth at Each 
eand alowing it to be her full part or Shar of Said Estate 

We have Set of the Remaining part of Said Lot to Elizabeth 
Emery Daughter to Sam'' Emery Deceased who was the Eldest 



232 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Son to Said Deceased alowing it to be her full part or Double 

Shear of Said Estate 

George Jackman Jun' 1 
Stephen Gerrish > Comttee 

Jesse Flanders J 

[Attested Aug. 29, 1768.] 



WILLIAM RUSSELL 1761 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of William Russell of Hampton 
Falls granted to David Russell Nov. 6, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 279.] 

[Bond of David Russell of Johnston, R. I., husbandman, with 
Nathaniel French and Elijah Hoag, both of Epping, yeomen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 6, 1761, for the administration 
of the estate of William Russell, maltster; witnesses, Richard 
Cutts Shannon, Joseph March.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 6, 1761, authorizing Jonathan Green and 
Elisha Brown, both of Hampton Falls, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate; mentions David Russell as son of the deceased.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 15, 1762; amount, £712. 7. o; signed by Jona- 
than Green and Elisha Brown ; mentions £30 of the estate in the 
hands of Anna French, Mercy Hoag, and Sarah Elkins, £10 
each.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £852. 17. o; expendi- 
tures, £638. 15. o; allowed Nov. 17, 1763.] 



ELISHA MARSTON 1761 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen the Eleventh Day of November 
1 761 I Elisha Marston of Hampton in the Province of New 
Hampshire in New England yeoman * * * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 233 

Item I give & bequeath unto my Dearly Beloved wife Mary 
Marston the Improvement of all my Real Estate untill my Eldest 
Son Philip Smith Marston Shall Arive to the age of Twenty one 
Years & then my Said Son Philip Smith Marston Shall have the 
Improvement of one Sixth part & my other Sons Elisha Smith 
Marston, Jonathan Marston, & John Marston Shall Each of 
them have the Improvement of one Sixth part of my Real Estate 
when they Shall Arive to the age of twenty one years & my wife 
to have the Improvement of the other third Dureing her Natural 
Life — 

Item I give to my son Philip Smith Marston one forth Part of 
all my Real Estate he to have the Improvement of two thirds of 
it when he shall arive to the age of Twenty one years & the Other 
third (which makes up one Quarter of my Whole Real Estate) at 
his Mothers Decease 

Item I give to my Son Elisha Smith Maston one Fourth Part 
of all my Real Estate he to have the Improvement of two thirds 
of it when he Shall arive to the age of Twenty one years & the 
Other third (which Makes up one fourth Part of my whole Real 
Estate) at his Mothers Decease 

Item I give to my Son Jonathan Marston one fourth Part of 
all my Real Estate he to have the Improvement of two thirds of 
it when he Shall arive to the age of Twenty One years & the 
Other third which makes up one fourth part of my whole Real 
Estate at his Mothers Decease 

Item, I give unto my Son John Marston one fourth Part of all 
my Real Estate he to have the Improvement of Two Thirds when 
he Shall Arive to the age of Twenty one years & the Other Third 
(which makes up the one fourth Part of my whole Real Estate) 
at his Mothers Decease — 

Item I give to my Daughter Abigail Marston one Hundred & 
Sixty five Dollars to be Paid Eaqually by my Four sons when 
She Shall Arive to the age of Twenty one Years or Marriage — 

Item I give to my daughter Mary Marston one Hundred & 
Sixty five Dollars to be paid Eaqually by my Four Sons when 
She Shall Arive to the age of Twenty one years or Marriage — 



234 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

To them thier Heirs & Assigns forever I Likewise Constitute 
make and Ordain Christopher Toppan & My wife Mary 
Marston Executor and Executrix * * * 

Elisha Marston 

[Witnesses] Charles Chase, Joshua Wingate y" 3^*, John Jones. 
[Proved June 30, 1762.] 

[Warrant, June 30, 1762, authorizing Levi Dearborn, physi- 
cian, and David Marston, gentleman, both of Hampton, to ap- 
praise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 13, 1762; amount, £40,749. o. o; signed by 
Levi Dearborn and David Marston.] 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £11,519. o. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £6496. 16. 8; mentions " Boarding & finding 
other things Necessary for the Widd"^ Abigail Smith from the 
25*'' July 1762 to the 25 July 1766. . . . Boarding & Cloathing 
one Child which was under Seven Years old 78 weeks"; allowed 
Aug. 29, 1767.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £6483. 10. 5; expenditures, 
£1624. 10. 4; mentions "Boarding & providing other things 
Necessary for the Widd'*' Abigail Smith from the 25*^ July 1766 
to the 30*^^ of October 1767"; filed Sept. 30, 1767.] 

[Guardianship of Abigail Marston, Elisha Marston, Jonathan 
Marston, Mary Marston, and John Marston, minors, children of 
Elisha Marston, granted to Abigail Marston Oct. 15, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 6.] 

[Bond of Mary Marston of Hampton, widow, with Abraham 
Drake of North Hampton, gentleman, and Philip Smith Marston 
of Hampton, yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, Oct. 15, 
1767, for the guardianship of Abigail Marston, Elisha Marston, 
Jonathan Marston, Mary Marston, and John Marston, children 
of herself and Elisha Marston, witnesses, Levi Dearborn, 
Christopher Toppan.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 235 

[Bond of Abraham Drake of North Hampton, gentleman, with 
Jonathan Moulton of Hampton as surety, in the sum of £500, 
Aug. 24, 1768, for the guardianship of EHsha Smith Marston, 
Abigail Marston, Jonathan Marston, Mary Marston, and John 
Marston, minors, children of Elisha Marston; witnesses, Ben- 
jamin Adams, Samuel Hale.] 

We the Subscribers being Appointed (by the Hon'« John 
Wentworth Esq^ Judge of Probate of Wills &c for the Province of 
New Hampshire) a Committee to Divide the Real Estate of Eli- 
sha Marston late of Hampton Deceas*^ between his four Sons 
have Accordingly set ofT to Philip Smith Marston Sixty Eight 
Acres more or Less of Land in said Hampton and is Bounded 
Southerly on Bride hill road (so Call^) Westerly on Parsonage 
Land, Northerly on thirty Nine Acres of Land set of and bounded 
to the other Heirs of said Estate Easterly on land of John Dear- 
born, with the Buildings thereon, Also a peice of Land lying on 
the south side of said Road Containing one Acre and an half 
more or less Bounded Northerly on Said Road Easterly on land 
of the widdow Easter Sandborn Southerly and Westerly on land 
of Josiah Shaw Also six Acres of Marsh more or less lying in 
Hampton aforesaid Bounded Northerly on a River, Easterly on 
Marsh of John Thurston and Jeremiah Towle, Southerly on Said 
River Westerly on Marsh of Joseph Wadgleigh and Benj°» 
Leavitt 

Item We have sett of to Elisha Smith Marston twenty five 
acres of land in Hampton aforesaid more or less Bounded North- 
erly on a road. Westerly on land of Joshua Towle and Jonathan 
Dearborn, Southerly on land of Deacon Jonathan Tuck & Wil- 
liam Smith, Easterly on land of Philip Towle and others Also 
Seven Acres of Land where the House now stands that the said 
Elisha Marston Deceas'* lived in Bounded Westerly on a Road 
Easterly on land of Jeremiah Elkins Northerly on Eight Acres of 
Land set off to John Marston also the southerly Half of said 
House, the said seven Acres of Land (Excepting twenty square 
Rods where the North End of the aforesaid House stands which 



236 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

we have set of to John Marston) also the Easterly half of the 
great Barn which was formerly Cap* Sam" Leavitts with the 
Priviledge of Improving and passing and repassing to and from 
said Barn for three Years from this Date and liberty to take it off 
within said term Also twelve Acres and one Quarter of land lying 
in Hampton aforesaid be the same more or Less lying at y® 
North Easterly Corner of the aforesaid tract of Land at Bride 
Hill it being twenty seven Rods wide and Bounded Southerly on 
the aforesaid Sixty Eight Acres set off to Philip Smith Marston, 
Westerly on fourteen Acres and an half of Land set off to Jona- 
than Marston Northerly on land of William Brancomb, Easterly 
on land of John Dearborn also sixteen Acres of Land Lying in 
Hampton aforesaid Bounded Northerly on the Road, Westerly 
on land of Josiah Dearborn Southerly on land of Cotton Ward 
Easterly on forty four Acres of Land set off to John Marston, also 
four Acres more or less of Salt Marsh lying in Hampton aforesaid 
at a place CalH the Clamb Banks Bounded partly on Marsh of 
Reuben Dearborn and partly on Marsh of Zechariah Towle, 
Also one Acre and an half of Meadow lying in Hampton afore- 
said be the same more or less it being the one half of a three Acre 
Share as it lies undivided with Cap* Jeremiah Marston — 

Item We have set off to Jonathan Marston forty acres and an 
half of Land more or less Lying in Hampton aforesaid where 
Elisha Smith formerly lived Bounded Easterly and Southerly on 
the Road South Westerly on land of John Dearborn and Sam'' 
Towle North Westerly on forty four Acres set off to John Mar- 
ston and also the old House and Barn formerly Elisha Smiths 
and Syder House which are on said Premises, Also fourteen 
Acres and an half of Land Lying in Hampton aforesaid be the 
same more or Less Bounded Southerly on the Aforesaid Sixty 
Eight Acres laid out to Philip Smith Marston Easterly on twelve 
Acres and one Quarter of Land set off to Elisha smith Marston 
Westerly on twelve Acres and one quarter of Land set off to John 
Marston Northerly on Land of Doc' Anthony Emery, Also four 
Acres and Nine Rods of Land lying in Hampton aforesaid at the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 237 

Northerly End of the feild where the House of the Said Elisha 
Marston Deceas*^ formerly Lived Bounded Westerly on the Road 
twenty six Rods, North Westerly and North Easterly on land of 
Winthrop Sandborn, southerly on Eight Acres of Land set off to 
John Marston, Also three Acres more or less of Salt Marsh lying 
in Hampton aforesaid Bounded Easterly and Southerly on Marsh 
formerly Joshua Browns, Westerly on Marsh of Pages Northerly 
on Browns Riv^er (so CalH) Also one thatch share Containing 
three quarters of an Acre more or Less lying in Hampton afore- 
said Bounded Southerly on a Crick Northerly on Marsh of Dea- 
con Sam'^ Dow — 

Item We have set ofT to John Marston the Northerly half of 
the House where the said Elisha Marston Deceas^ lived together 
with twenty square rods of land where the said half House now 
stands said twenty Rods begins at the Middle of the front Doar 
of said House and Extends Northerly six Rods and Extends so 
far back as to Compleat the said twenty square Rods, Also 
Eight Acres of Land in the feild by the said House Bounded 
Westerly on the Road twenty five Rods and an half Northerly' on 
four Acres and Nine Rods of Land sett off to Jonathan Marston, 
Easterly on land of Jeremiah Elkins, southerly on land of Elisha 
Smith Marston Also one half of the great Barn formerly Cap* 
Sam'^ Leavitts the westerly half thereof with the liberty of Im- 
proving the same and passing to and from the same for Eight 
Years from this Date or Removing the same ofif said Premises for 
his own Use within said Term, Also forty four Acres of Land 
lying in Hampton aforesaid Bounded Northerly the Road, 
Westerly on sixteen Acres set off to Elisha smith Marston 
Southerly on land of Cotton Ward Easterly on land set off to 
Jonathan Marston, Also five Acres and an half of Marsh lying 
in Hampton aforesaid be the same more or less at a place CalH 
the Glade Bounded Easterly on Marsh of Nath«' Lampery 
Northerly on Marsh of Thomas Nudd, Westerly on Marsh of 
Joseph Johnson, Southerly on the Glade so CalH Also one Thatch 
share Containing three quarters of an Acre more or Less Bounded 



238 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Westerly on a share of Thatch ground set off to Jonathan Mar- 
ston, Northerly on Marsh of Deacon Sam" Dow 

Hampton July 27*'' 1769 Josiah moulton Jun' 

Philip Towle Juner 
Josiah Dearborn 
Levi Dearborn 



ELI AS SMITH 1761 HOLLIS 

[Administration on the estate of Elias Smith of Hollis granted 
to his widow, Elizabeth Smith, Nov. 13, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 278.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Smith, with Francis Worcester, Jr., of 
Hollis and David Hobart of Dunstable, gentleman, as sureties, 
in the sum of £1000, Nov. 13, 1761, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Daniel Emerson, Thomas Boynton.j 

[Inventory, April 19, 1762; amount, £13,689. 3. 3; signed by 
John Hale, Abel Webster, and Stephen Powers.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 26, 1763, authorizing John Hale, Francis 
Worcester, Jr., Enoch Noyes, Stephen Powers, and Samuel 
Hobart, all of Hollis, to divide the real estate.] 

Province of ] We the Subscribers Appointed by the 
New Hampshire J Hon^^ the Judge of Probate of Wills &c for 
said Province, to make a Division of the Estate of Elias Smith 
Late of Holies in the Province aforesaid Deceased, have pro- 
ceeded in the following manner viz. 

Widow Elizabeth Smiths Thirds or Dower, Containing 
Twenty seven Acres & a half Bounded as Follows, beginning at a 
Locust Tree standing about Twenty feet south of the House 
standing on the Premises, thence Runing South To Samuel 
Goodhue's Land ; thence Westerly by said Goodhues Land to the 
Road thence Northerly by said Road Forty four Rods to a stake 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 239 

& stones; Thence East untill it comes to Land owned by CoI° 
Tyng, Thence Southerly by said Tyngs Land, or land owned by 
Thomas Boynton Forty Seven Rods, Thence West five Degrees 
south (by Land belonging to the Heirs of the Estate of Moses 
Smith Deceased) till it comes south of the Barn Standing on the 
Premises to a stake & stones, from thence to the first Bound 
mentioned Together with all the Buildings belonging to said 
Elias Smiths Estate, Only & provided, that whereas Moses Smith 
Deceased was Lawfully siezed & possesd of the one half of the 
Buildings on the Farm & said Buildings standing on the afore- 
said Widow's Thirds or Dower, they the said Heirs to said Moses 
Estate & others concern'd, shall have Liberty to pass & Repass 
to & from said Buildings viz. to have a yard before the west End 
of the Barn, Twenty five feet wide, untill it comes to the said 
Moseses Land; also liberty between the House & Barn, to ley 
wood &c, with liberty to go to the Corn House, & liberty (where 
the Road, or lane now is) to pass & Repass, to & from the High- 
way; with Twenty feet to pass & Repass Round the west end of 
the House — 

To Moses Smith, or his Heirs, being the Eldest son One 
Hundred & Twelve Acres leying in two pieces one piece contain- 
ing sixty two Acres, Bounded, viz at a stake & stones which is the 
Northwest Corner of the widows thirds, thence East by said 
Thirds to Tyngs land, thence Northerly by said Tyngs land till it 
comes to the old Corner, thence West by land of Samuel Good- 
hue One hundred & Six Rods; thence Northerly by said Good- 
hues land one hundred & thirty Seven Rods, thence west Nine- 
teen degrees North Sixty three rods to the Highway to a stake 
& stones, from thence to the first Bound mentiond Bounding 
on said Highway. — the other piece Containing Fifty Acres 
Bounded as follows (viz) beginning at a Stake & Stones on the 
Road which is the northeast corner of Jonathan Philbricks land, 
& the south East corner of the Premises thence westerly by said 
Philbricks land Eighty six Rods to a Maple Bush, Thence North- 
erly by said Philbricks Land Seventy nine Rods to a stake & 



240 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Stones; Thence Northeasterly by Land owned by Phinehas 
Hardy Twenty four Rods to Long pond, thence by Said pond to 
land owned by Abel Webster thence by said Websters Land 
forty two Rods to the Road & so by the Road to the first Bound 
mentioned, — also the two third parts of one Half of a Right or 
share of Land in Gilmanton in said Province, the Original Right 
of Cofilin Thing — 

To Elizabeth, wife to Robert Colburn, Daughter of the 
Deceased, One hundred and Twenty one Acres of Land being in 
two pieces, One piece being part of the Homestead containing 
Twenty one acres, bounded as follows beginning at a stake & 
stones which is the Northwest corner, bounding on the East side 
of the Highway & i\bel Webster's land. Thence Running about 
southeast by said Websters Land till it comes to Land owned by 
the Heirs of Josiah Conant of Holies Deceased to a stake & 
stones, thence southerly sixty three Rods till it comes to the Eld- 
est sons part to a stake & stones, thence west Nineteen Degrees 
North Sixty three Rods by land ownd by the Heirs of the Eldest 
son to the Road to a stake & stones thence by said Road to the 
first Bound Mentioned — The Other piece containing One 
hundred Acres lying in Holies aforesd which Land said Deceased 
purchased of Samuel Brown, the Bounds thereof as specified in 
said Browns Deed to Smith Deceased, said Land lying on the 
west side of Beaver Brook — also one third part of half a Right of 
Land in Gilmanton in said Province, of which said Right CofBn 
Thing was the Original Grantee — 

A Pew in Holies Meeting House belonging to said Estate is left 
in Common for the use the widow & Heirs to said Estate 
Holies June 1764 John Hale 

Francis Worcester 
Stephen Powers 
Samuel Hobart 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £7159. 15. 11, per- 
sonal estate; expenditures, £2902. 10. 11; allowed April 26, 
1769.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 24I 

MOSES SMITH 1761 MOLLIS 

[Administration on the estate of Moses Smith of Hollis, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Mary Smith, Nov. 13, 1761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 279.] 

[Bond of Mary Smith, with Francis Worcester of Hollis, yeo- 
man, and David Hobart of Dunstable, gentleman, as sureties, in 
the sum of £500, Nov. 13, 1761, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Daniel Emerson, Thomas Boynton.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 13, 1761, authorizing Stephen Powers, yeo- 
man, John Hale, physician, and Abel Webster, gentleman, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested May 25, 1762; amount, £7027. 5. 3; 
signed by Stephen Powers, John Hale, and Abel Webster.] 

[Guardianship of Elizabeth Smith and Moses Smith, aged less 
than 14 years, granted to their mother, Mary Smith, widow of 
Moses Smith, Oct. 26, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 192.] 

[Bond of Mary Smith, widow, with Daniel Emerson, clerk, and 
John Boynton, yeoman, as sureties, all of Hollis, in the sum of 
£500, Oct. 26, 1763, for the guardianship of Elizabeth Smith and 
Moses Smith; witnesses, Obadiah Cookson, Ephraim Lund, Jr.] 



DAVID SARGENT 1761 NEWTON 

In The Name of God Amen The Sixteenth Day of November 
1 761 I David Sargent of Newtown in the Province of New 
Hampshire in New England Being at this present time through 
Gods Goodness of Perfect understanding tho: under Bodily in- 
disposition * * * 

2ly I Give and Bequeath unto my wel Beloved wife many 



242 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Sargent one third Part of all my Estate as the Law derects dure- 
ing her Natural Life. I do also Give and Bequeath unto my said 
wife all my household goods and moveables Eatables and Drink- 
ables of what Name or denomination so Ever for her to improve 
or Despose of as she shall see fit for Ever — 

3ly I Give and Bequeath unto my wel Beloved Daughter mary 
Colby twenty Dollars or hampsheir Bills Aquevilant — 

4ly I Give and Bequeath unto my wel Beloved Dafter hannah 
sargent twenty Dollars or hampshire Bills aquevilent — 

5ly I Give and Bequeath unto my wel Beloved son David 
sargent all my homestid Liveing or Real Estate to him and his 
heirs for Ever I also Give and Bequeath unto my said son all 
my out Door moveables all my stock of creaturis and utensils of 
husbandry of what Name or denomination so Ever — 

6:ly I Give and Bequeath unto my wel Beloved Daughter 
Sarah Sargent twenty Dollars or hampshire Bills aquevilent and 
my will is that my said son David sargent should come into the 
possession of my above said homestid Liveing at my decease he 
paying out the Leagaces which I shall here after order him in this 
will — 

7:ly I order my son David sargent to pay to my daughter 
mary Colby twenty Spanish mild Dollars or hampshire Bills 
aquevilent in three year after my decease which is the whole of 
her Portion with what she hath already had Sly I also order my 
said son to pay unto my daughter hannah sargent twenty Spanish 
mild Dollars or hampshire Bills aquivelent in three years after 
my decease which is the whole of her portion with what she hath 
already had 9:ly I order my said son to pay unto my daughter 
sarah sargent twenty Spanish mild Dollars or hampshire Bills 
aquevilent in three years after my decease which is the whole of 
her Portion with what she hath already had and all other my 
Real or Parsonal Estate or moveables Bills Bonds Notes of hand 
Books or Book Debts of what Ever Name or denomination so 
Ever I Leave in the hand of my Executor ordering him to pay all 
my Debts which are Just and Law full and funeral Charges out 
of the same and I do Now Revoke and make void all other wills 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 243 

and testaments Before By me maid and appoint order and Con- 
stitute my son David Sargent Sole Executor * * * 

David Sargent 

[Witnesses] Joseph Bartlet, Joseph Sargent, Gideon Bartlet. 
[Proved July 29, 1767.] 

[Warrant, July 29, 1767, authorizing Jeremy Webster of 
Kingston and Gideon Bartlett of Newton to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 4, 1767; amount, £365. 18. 10; signed by 
Jeremy Webster and Gideon Bartlett.] 



SAMUEL MANSON 1761 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Samuel Manson of Portsmouth 

in the Prov of New Hampsh"^ yeoman being weak in Body 
* * * 

Imprimis I give & bequeath unto my beloved Wife mary over 
& above her Dower or Thirds one Cow & one Feather Bed & y® 
Bedding proper for it the Cow to be maintain 'd on my Estate 
Winter & summer as long as she my s'^ Wife remains my Widow & 
y" Easterly End of y House in which I now live to be divided at 
y^ fore Door to hold as long as she shall remain my Widow & ten 
Bush^ of Apples & Six barrells of Syder yearly & every year 
during her remaining my widow as aforesaid — I also give her 
my Said wife every thing that she bro't to me when she married 
me over & above what is before mentioned 

Item I give & bequeath unto my Beloved Grand son Samuel 
Evans of Portsmouth afores'* Cordw three acres of Land to be 
taken of of y* North Side of my Land adjoining to the Land be- 
longing to the Town of Portsm° afores'' & to begin at y" Road & 
to run down Eastwardly to the salt water of such a Breadth upon 
S'^ Road & runing down to y" Salt water as afores*^ on a Line 
parrallel with my Northern Boundary as will comprehend three 
acres & no more he the said Samuel Evans paying within one 



244 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

year after my Decease unto my Grand children y*' Children of 
my Daughter Sarah Sherburne Deceas'd Viz* Rebecca Gunison 
wife of W" Gunnison Elizabeth Aires wife of Edward Aires Sarah 
Sherburne & Henry Sherburne each ten Pounds old Tenor He the 
S*^ Samuel Evans also making & maintaining a Fence between 
the Premises hereby bequeathed & my other Land at his own 
proper Expence 

Item I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Evans Wife 
of Rich"^ Evans over & above what I have heretofore given & in 
full of her Portion of my Estate one Cow about three years old & 
a large square Table now standing in y^ Room where I now lay 
the Cow to be deliver'd in one year after my Decease 

Item I give & Bequeath unto my Grandson Daniel Evans son 
of my s*^ Daughter mary one Heifer of two years old to be de- 
liverd in one year after my Decease 

Item — I give unto my Grandson Henry Sherburne aforesaid 
over & above the s"^ ten Pounds before mention 'd my Gun 

Item I give to my Daughter in Law Ursely Peirce Daughter to 
my present wife a Heifer of two years old to be deliver'd in one 
year after my Decease 

Item All the Rest & Residue of my Estate real & personal I 
give & bequeath to my Grandaughter Mary Monson Daughter 
of my Son Samuel Monson Deceasd & to the Heirs of her Body 
lawfully begotten forever & in Case of Failure of such Heirs of 
my Said Grandaughter then my Will is that y^ s^ Residue of my 
Estate shall pass to my Right Heirs & to their Heirs & assigns 
forever 

Lastly I hereby constitute & appoint Cap* Peter Shoars of s<* 
Portsmouth mariner Executor of this my last Will & I hereby 
revoke all other Wills by me before made — In Testimony 
whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal this twenty first 
Day of November anno Domini Seventeen Hundred & Sixty one 

Samuel Manson 

[Witnesses] D Peirce, William Earl Treadwell, Richa*^ White. 
[Proved Dec. 28, 1761.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 245 

JOHN BERGIN 1761 NEWMARKET 

In the Name of God Amen The Twenty first Day of November 
Annoq: Domini one Thousand Seven hundred & Sixty one I 
John bergin of Newmarket within his Majesties Province of New- 
Hampshire in New England Glazier being very sick & weak in 
body * * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath To My Eldest Son E-D. Hall 
bergin all my Buildings And all my homestead on Which They 
Stand Together with all my money & Debts and one Quarter of a 
Right in New holderness and all my stock, horse, Cattle, & hogs, 
and my Desk and also all my utensils for farming & which I have 
used in my Trade and all my Apprarrel of all sorts. 

Item I give & bequeath To my youngest son John Bergin 
fourty acres of Land which I have in Durham (at a place Called 
the hook) and also one Rright and a Qurter of Land in New 
Holderness & also Two hundred & fifty Pounds in money To be 
Paid To him by my Executor hereafter mentioned When he shall 
arrive To twenty one years of age. 

Item I give & bequeath To my Two Daughters Mary Bergin 
& Elenenar Bergin one forty acre Lot & The one half of an 
hundred acre Lot in Canturbery To be Equally Divided be- 
tween them and also all my houshold goods Excepting The Desk 
above mentioned Together with Their mothers wearing Ap- 
prarrel Equally Divided between them & also To Each of Them 
one hundred & Twenty five pounds To be paid by my Executor 
hereafter mentioned within twelve months after my Decease 

and I will That The Provisions I have purchased and laid in 
for the winter shall be spent by them while Together, 

And I do hereby Constitute make & ordain my Eldest Son 
E-D Hall bergin Sole Executor * * * 

John Bergin 

[Witnesses] Joseph Smith, Tho* Tash, Cofhn Moore. 
[Proved Dec. 30, 1761.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 30, 1761, authorizing Joseph Smith and 
Thomas Tash, both of Newmarket, to appraise the estate.] 



246 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, filed Aug., 1762 ; amount, £12,831. 15. o; signed by 
Joseph Smith and Thomas Tash.] 

[Guardianship of John Bergin and Eleanor Bergin, aged less 
than 14 years, children of John Bergin, granted to Thomas Tash 
Nov. 2, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 499.] 

[Bond of Thomas Tash, with Joseph Smith and Ede Hall 
Bergin, glazier, as sureties, all of Newmarket, in the sum of 
£500, Nov. 2, 1762, for the guardianship of John Bergin and 
Eleanor Bergin ; witnesses, William Parker, George Libby.] 

[Bond of Walter Bryent, with Ede Hall Bergin, glazier, as 
surety, both of Newmarket, in the sum of £500, Feb. 18, 1768, 
for the guardianship of John Bergin, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of John Bergin; witnesses, Samuel Parker, Robert 
Parks.] 



DANIEL ROBINSON 1761 PORTSMOUTH 

In The Name of God Amen I Daniel Robinson of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire in New England Mariner 
being weak in Body * * * Item I give and bequeath unto 
my Son John Robinson (if he shall be living and shall Come and 
demand the same) Five Shillings Stirling money of Great 
Britain — 

Item all the rest and residue of my Estates both Reall and 
Personal whatsoever and wheresoever Situate and being I give 
devise and bequeath unto my good Friend Jonathan Warner of 
Portsmouth aforesaid Merchant his Heirs and Assigns To the 
Use of him and them Upon the Trust and Confidence herein 
after mentioned That is to say. Out of the Rents and Profhts of 
my said Estates to make such Provision for My Daughter Mary 
Robinson as he shall think fit, and to apply the same from time 
to time during her natural life for her Education and Mainte- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 247 

nance in such Manner and proportion as he shall deem to be nec- 
essary N^otwithstanding She shall or may arrive to the Age of 
Twenty Years or be married And in Case my said Daughter 
Mary shall marry with Consent of the said Jonathan Warner my 
Will and mind is that the said Jonathan Warner his heirs and 
Assigns shall still have the Discretionary Disposal of my said 
Estates to and for my said Daughter Mary in manner as afore- 
said Notwithstanding her Coverture So that her said Husband 
shall not any Way Intermeddle therewith, And in Case She the 
said Mary shall die before such Husband Then to the said Hus- 
band for the Term of his Natural Life under the same Direction 
and Disposal of the said Jonathan Warner his Heirs and Assigns 
as before mentioned And after the Death of the said Mary and 
such Husband (if She shall happen to marry) Then I direct my 
said Trustee to Settle my said Estates upon the Heirs of the said 
Mary and her said Husband Lawfully begotten Share and Share 
alike And for default of such Issue, or if none of them shall arive 
to the Age of Twenty One Years or be married Or in Case my 
said Daughter Mary shall marry without the Express Consent 
and to the Good liking of the said Jonathan Warner his Heirs 
and Assigns Then and in such Case 1 give and bequeath all my 
said Estates unto him the said Jonathan Warner his Heirs and 
Assigns for Ever And I do hereby Constitute and appoint the 
said Jonathan Warner Sole Executor * * * in Witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this Fifth day of 
December Anno Domini 1761. 

Daniel Robinson 

[Witnesses] Jam« Gooch, Mary Gooch, W Clagett. 
[Proved Feb. 4, 1762.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 20, 1762; amount, £6029. 18. o; signed by 
Eleazer Russell and Samuel Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 14, 1763, authorizing Eleazer Russell and 
Samuel Penhallow, merchant, both of Portsmouth, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 



248 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[List of claims, Sept. 22, 1763; amount, £1268. 18. o; signed 
by the commissioners.] 

[Citation to the executor, June 7, 1802, on motion of Mary 
Drisco, only child of the deceased, to render an account of the 
estate.] 

[Second account of the executor, filed June 16, 1802; receipts, 
£23. 16. I ; expenditures, £18. o. o.] 



SAMUEL STEELE 1761 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God amen the Sixth Day of December one 
thousand Seven hundred and Sixty one I Samuell Stell of Lon- 
donderry within his maj*'« provance of Newhampshir in New- 
ingland yoman being weeke in body * * * Imprimisses I 
allow my Exacutors after my Deces as soon as may be to sell all 
my Estat both Real and personall and I bequeth unto my well 
beloved wife Janet Stell the one third of s'* Estat after All my 
Debts and funerall Charges is payd — 

Itam I Give and bequeth unto my Son Tho^ Stell the two parts 
of the Remaining two thirds of my Estate to be laid out by my 
Exac" for his use — 

Etam I Give and bequeth unto my Daughter Naomee Stell 
what Remens of my Estat Note before willed to be laid out by 
my Exac^ for hir use — 

and I allow my Exacr^ to act Conserning my prentice boy as 

thy shall think Just and Equitable after my Deces and I Leck- 

wise Constute make and ordaine my well beloved wife Jannet 

Stell and my Brother Lif' Rob* Wallace to be my Sole Excuters 
* * * 

Saml Stell 

[Witnesses] Tho« Morison, John Steel, Mo' Barnett. 
[Proved April 26, 1762.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 249 

[Warrant, Feb. 26, 1762, authorizing Moses Barnett and John 
Weare, both of Londonderry, gentlemen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 7, 1762; amount, £4069. 12. 6; signed by 
Moses Barnett and John Weare.] 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £4752. 16. o; expenditures 
the same; allowed Nov. 28, 1764.] 



BENJAMIN TWOMBLY 1761 SOMERSWORTH 

In Y® Name of God Amen the Twenty Ninth Day of December 
in y^ Year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred & sixty one 
I Benjamin Twombly of y Town of Somersworth in y« Province 
of New Hampshire in New England, Gentleman * * * 

Imprimis I give & bequeath to My dearly beloved Wife Han- 
nah y" Improvement of y* one half of all My Estate both real & 
personal during her natural Life. 

Item I give & bequeath to My beloved Son Benjamin Twom- 
bly all My Estate both real & personal excepting y« Household 
Goods & part of y^ Improvement thereof as above Said & y« use 
of one room in my dwelling House to him his Heirs & Assigns for- 
ever, he doing as I shall hereafter Will him to do. 

Item its My Will that My Said Son Benjamin Twombly pay 
to my beloved Daughter Hannah Hayes one Hundred pounds 
old Tennor after y^ rate of Dollers at six pound per Doller old 
Ten*" within ten Years after My decease to her, her Heirs or as- 
signs, which I give to My Said Daughter Hayes 

Item its My Will that My Said Son Benjamin Twombly 
pay to My beloved Daughter Tampson Hodgdon one Hundred 
pounds old Ten' after y" rate of Dollers at six pounds per Doller 
old Ten' within ten Years after My decease to her, her Heirs or 
assigns, which I give to My Said Daughter Tampson Hodgdon. 

Item I give & bequeath to My beloved Daughter Abra Wood- 



250 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

bridge one Hundred pounds old Ten'' after y^ Rate of Dollers at 
six pound per Doller old Ten'' to her her Heirs or assigns, which I 
will My said Son Benjamin Twombly to pay her or them within 
ten Years after my Decease, 

Item I give & bequeath to My beloved Daughter Rachel 
Hayes one Hundred pounds old Ten'' after y rate of Dollers at 
six pounds per Doller old Ten'' to her her Heirs or assigns Which 
I will My s^ Son Benjamin Twombly to pay her or them within 
ten Years after My decease. 

Item I give & bequeath to My beloved Daughter Sarah 
Twombly two Hundred & fifty pounds old Ten' after y*^ rate of 
Dollers at six pounds per Doller old Ten'" to her her Heirs or as- 
signs which I will My said Son Benjamin Twombly to pay to her 
or them within ten Years after My Decease. 

Item I give & bequeath to My beloved Daughter Abigail 
Twombly two Hundred & fifty pounds old Ten' after y« rate of 
Dollers at six pounds per Doller old Ten"" to her her Heirs or as- 
signs which I will My said Son Benjamin Twombly to pay to her 
her Heirs or assigns within ten Years after My decease 

Item I give and bequeath to My Said Daughters Sarah & 
Abigail y^ use & Improvement of one room in My Dwelling Dur- 
ing their Single state. 

Item I give & bequeath to My Said Daughters Sarah & Abigail 
y° Milk of one of My Cowes which Cow I will that My Said 
Son Benjamin winter and Summer for them During their Single 
state. 

Item I will that My Said Son Benjamin Twombly pay all My 
lawfull Debts. Item after my S^ wife's decease I give all my 
Household good to My S*^ Six Daughters to be equally divided 
between them 

Item I do hereby Constitute make & ordain My said son 
Benjamin Twombly y« Sole Executor * * * 

Benj* Twombly 

[Witnesses] Moses Stevens, James Nock, Aaron Stevens. 
[Proved March 30, 1762.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 25 1 

JOSEPH CLARK 1761 GREENLAND 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Clark of Greenland 
granted to Eleanor Clark, widow, and Ebenezer Clark, cooper, 
Dec. 30, 1 761.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 279.] 

[Bond of Eleanor Clark and Ebenezer Clark, cooper, with 
George March, and Hubbard Stevens of Durham, gentlemen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Dec. 30, 1761, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, Joseph Smith, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 4, 1762; amount, £8909. 15. o; signed by Wil- 
liam Weeks and Simeon Dearborn.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £5988. 14. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £2323. 7. 8; mentions "maintenance of 4 
Children two years & six months. . . . Widow Mary Clark for 3 
Cords of wood for the year 1762"; allowed April 27, 1768.] 

[Warrant, April 2^] , 1768, authorizing Deacon Simeon Dear- 
born, William Weeks, and Nathan Johnson, gentlemen, all of 
Greenland, to set off the widow's dower.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 3, 1769, authorizing William Weeks, Nathan 
Johnson, gentleman, Simeon Dearborn, James Brackett, and 
George Brackett, husbandmen, all of Greenland, to divide the 
real estate.] 

Province of \ Agreable to a Warrant from the Honb'« 
New Hampsh"^ J John Wentworth Esq' Judge of y« Probate 
of Wills &c in & for said Province of New Hampshire Dated y' 
27'^ day of Aprill 1768 — 

We the subscribers have set off to Eleanor Clark alias Mason 
Relict of Joseph Clark late of Greenland in said Province De- 
ceas'd Intestate her Right of Dower which happens to her of the 
Real Estate of said Intestate of which he died seized, to her to 
hold in severalty, in the following manner, viz. It takes its be- 
gining at the Road that leadeth by the Dwelling house of said 



252 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Deceased about eight Rods Northward from the s^ house Joyn- 
ing to the thirds that were set of to Mary Clark now mary Lang- 
don, and runs by s*^ thirds to Jonathan Aliens Land, then south- 
wardly by s^ Aliens Land untill it comes to Land latly sold by the 
Administrators of the abovesaid Deceas'd Estate to Bracket 
Johnson, then by said Brackets Land Eastwardly twelve Rods, 
then north seven degrees East ninteen Rods & an half to a Ditch, 
then by S"^ Ditch Eight Rods & an half to a small maple marked, 
being south Eighty six degrees East, then north fifty four De- 
grees East to a Shewmake marked by the Road being twenty six 
Rods & ten Links, then by the Road to the first mentioned place 
— containing about Eleven Acres, be it more or less as Bounded 
above — We have also set off to the said Eleanor twenty feet 
from the west end of the Barn the whole wedth of the Barn from 
top to bottom also the west end of the Dwelling house of s** 
Deceas'd, being that part of the house that the said Deceased 
Built, also the south Chamber in the other part of the house, and 
also the northwest part of the Sellar, as it is parted off, with the 
liberty of passing to & from said Sellar & Chamber — And we 
Reserve for the Benifet of the Heirs of the said Deceased the 
priveledge of a passage way from the front Door of said house 
to the Road of ten feet in wedth We also Reserve for the benefit 
of said heirs the priveledge of the Barn Yard so much as is neces- 
sary & conveniant with a convenant passage to the Road, we also 
give the said Eleanor an Equal priveledge of the fore Entry with 
the s'^ heirs we also allow the s^ heirs an Equal priveledge of the 
use of the Well with the said Eleanor — 

Given under our hands this 27**^ day of March 1769 

Simeon Dearborn '] 
Wm Weeks l- Committee 

Nathan Johnson J 

Province of ] Agreeable to a Warrant from the Honb'* 
New Hamps' J John Wentworth Esq' Judge of y* Probate of 

Wills &c In & for said Province of New Hamps' Dated the 3'^'* 

day of Febr^ 1769 — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 253 

We whose names are underwritten have Divided the two 
thirds of the Real Estate of Joseph Clark late of Greenland in 
said Province deceased Intestate among his Children in the fol- 
lowing manner, viz. — We have Set off to Hannah Clark Eldest 
Daughter of the said deceas'd three Acres the southeast side of 
the farm of the said deceas'd adjoyning to one acre & one third of 
an acre that was set of to Mary Clark now Mary Langdon, for 
her thirds and to run northwestwardly by the Road nine Rods 
and one quarter of a Rod to a stake & at the other end Joyning to 
Bracket Johnsons Land is nine Rods to a Beech marked & to 
Run a strait Line from said Beach Tree to the above said stake. 
We have set off to Comfort Clark daughter to the said deceased 
three Acres, begining at the abovesaid stake & Beech Tree & to 
Run nine Rods & an half from s^ stake by the Road to the west 
post of a pair of Barrs & from s'^ Beech to Run Eight Rods by 
Bracket Johnsons Land or untill it comes to the Land that s*^ 
Bracket bought of the Administrators out of said deceased farm, 
to be a strait Line from thence to the said Post by the Road — 
We have set of to Eleanor Clark Daughter to the said deceas'd 
three Acres adjoyning to the last mentioned share to Run nine 
Rods & two thirds of a Rod by the Land that said Bracket 
bought out of said deceased Estate & to Run Eight Rods & two 
thirds of a Rod from s"^ post by the Road to a small Red Oak 
marked & to Run with a strait Line from Bounds to Bounds, all 
the Remaining Land between the last mentioned share & the 
widdow Eleanor Clarks thirds being about five Acres & an half 
we have set of to John Clark son to the said Deceased for his 
double share and its bounded northeastwardly on the Road from 
s^ Red Oak to a shewmake marked & is about fifteen Rods & an 
half on the Road, from s*^ shewmake it Runs South about fifty 
four Degrees West to a Small maple marked, being about twenty 
Six Rods, bounding on S'* Eleanors thirds, thence north about 
eighty Six Degrees west by a Ditch Eight Rods and an half to a 
stake bounding said thirds, thence south seven Degrees west to 
Bracket Johnsons Land, bounding on said thirds thence by said 



254 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Brackets Land South about twenty three Degrees East untill it 
comes to the three acres set of Eleanor the Daughter of said 
deceased, being about fourteen Rods & an half, thence by said 
Eleanors share to the Road, be the same more or less — Lastly 
We have set off to the widdow Eleanor Clark, Alias Eleanor Ma- 
son as Representetive to mary Clark Deceased, daughter to the 
said Joseph Clark deceas'd three acres & three Quarters of an 
acre the northeast side of the Road that leadeth from Greenland 
to the Great Bay southeastwardly on Land that Majour Week 
latly bought of the Administrators of said deceas'd Estate north- 
eastwardly on Land that y^ s^ Majour bought of Mathias Weeks, 
northwestwardly on Land that was Set of to Mary Clark now 
Mary Langdon for her thirds and southwestwardly on s^ Road — 
all the above said parts to be held in severalty — 
Given under our hands this 29*'' day of March 1769 

Wm Weeks ^ 

Nathan Johnson r- Committe 

Simeon Dearborn J 

[Additional account of the administrators; receipts, £3793. 
9. 4; expenditures, £2403. 7. o; allowed March 29, 1769.] 

[Guardianship of John Clark, Comfort Clark, and Eleanor 
Clark, aged less than 14 years, granted to Ichabod Weeks Feb, 
23, 1769-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 367.] 

[Guardianship of Hannah Clark, minor, aged more than 14 
years, granted to Ichabod Weeks Feb. 23, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 367.] 

[Bonds of Ichabod Weeks, with Walter Weeks and Abner 
Haines as sureties, all of Greenland, in the sum of £500 each, 
Feb. 23, 1769, for the guardianship of Hannah Clark, John 
Clark, Comfort Clark, and Eleanor Clark, children of Joseph 
Clark; witnesses, William Parker, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 255 

DONAHUE 1 761 LONDONDERRY 

[David Donahue of Londonderry, aged i6 years, makes choice 
of John Logan of Londonderry as his guardian Dec. 31, 1761.] 

[Guardianship of David Donahue granted to John Logan of 
Londonderry, weaver, Jan. 19, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 307.] 

[Bond of John Logan, with Robert Logan of Londonderry, 
clothier, as surety, in the sum of £500, Jan. 19, 1762, for the 
guardianship of David Donahue; witnesses, David Sewall, 
Joseph March.] 



JOHN KEZAR, JR. 1762 HAMPSTEAD 

In the name of God Amen the fifth Day of January 1762 I 
John Kezarjn' of Hampstead being very weak in body * * * 

Imprimes I Give and bequeath unto Ruth my Dearly beloved 
wife all my House hold Stuff Except one Bed and Beding Sutable 
for Said Bed During her Natural Life and Likewise Sixty Pounds 
old tenor for the use of Reparing the House to make it more 
Comfortable for her to Live in. And further more I Give to 
my beloved wife all the income of the Rest of my Estate (after 
my Just Debts are Paid by my Executor) Both Real and Per- 
sonal: During the term of Six years after my Decese (for the 
Bringing up my Children) and if She then Remains my widow: 
then as Long after as She Remains to be my widow : if it be untill 
Eight years more be Expired, and after that the one half of the 
above said income During my widow and no Longer 

Item I Give unto my beloved Son John two fifths of my Estate 
Both Real and Personal to be Paid unto him by my Executor or 
his Gaurdian when he arrives at the age of twenty one years 
which is in full his Portion 



256 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I Give unto my beloved Son George two fifths of my 
Estate Both Real and Personal to be paid to him by my Execu- 
tor or his Gaurdian when he arrives at age of twenty one years 
which is in full his Portion 

Item I Give unto my beloved Daughter Molly one fifth of my 
Estate Both Real and Personal to be Paid to her by my Executor 
or her Gaurdian when She arrives at the age of Eighteen years or 
at her marriage Day if Sooner which is in full her Portion 

further more it is my will that if Either of my Sons Should 
Die before they arrive at the age above mentioned that the 
Surviving Son Shall have the two thirds of my Estate and my 
Daughter one third 

further more Likewise I Constitute and ordain John Muzzey 
to be my Soul Executor * * * 

In witness where of I have here unto Set my hand and Seal 
this fifth Day of January anno Domi 1762 

John Kezar Juner 

[Witnesses] Amos Stevens, Stephen Johnson, Joseph Bond. 
[Proved June 30, 1762.] 

[Inventory, attested Feb. 18, 1765; amount, £2560.10.0; 
signed by Peter Eastman and Stephen Johnson.] 



SARAH REDMAN 1762 NOTTINGHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Sarah Redman of Notting- 
ham, widow, granted to John Redman Jan. 13, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 308.] 

[Bond of John Redman of Nottingham, yeoman, with Israel 
Blake of Nottingham and Thomas Galley of Epping, yeomen, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, Jan. 13, 1762, for the administra- 
tion of the estate ; witnesses, William Parker, William Vaughan ; 
mentions the deceased as mother of the administrator.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 257 

[Warrant, Jan. 13, 1762, authorizing Capt. Joseph Ciiiey 
and Benjamin Shepard, both of Nottingham, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Sarah Redman, widow of John 
Redman of Nottingham, Jan. 25, 1762; amount, £1422.8.6; 
signed by Joseph Cilley and Benjamin Shepard.] 



JOHN FIELD 1762 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of John Field of Dover granted 
to John Field Jan. 15, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 308.] 

[Bond of John Field, yeoman, with Shadrach Hodgdon and 
Josiah Tucker, Jr., as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of £500, 
Jan. 15, 1762, for the administration of the estate of his father, 
John Field ; witnesses, William Parker, Samuel Parker.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 15, 1762, authorizing Joshua Wingate and 
John Drew, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 20, 1762; amount, £3718.0.0; signed by 
Joshua Wingate and John Drew.] 



JOSEPH LITTLE 1762 HAMPSTEAD 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Little of Hampstead, 
joiner, granted to Daniel Little Jan. 20, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 361.] 

[Bond of Daniel Little, with Jacob Bayley and Nathaniel 
Merrill as sureties, all of Hampstead, in the sum of £500, Jan. 20, 
1762, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Moses 
Little, Thomas Emery.] 



258 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, attested June 24, 1762; amount, £2398. 18. o; 
signed by Benjamin Emerson and Benjamin Little.] 

[Additional inventory, Aug. 24, 1762; amount, £118. 12. o; 
signed as above.] 

[List of claims against the estate, April 23, 1763; amount, 
£1293. 6. I ; signed by John Muzzey and Jesse Johnson,] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £1517. 10. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £1046. 19. o; mentions "Cash paid mid- 
wife for helping the Widow. . . . Cash paid for 2 Coffins and 
diging 2 Graves viz himself & Child born after his decease"; 
allowed April 28, 1763.] 



REUBEN HAM 1762 NEWINGTON 

[Administration on the estate of Reuben Ham of Newington, 
yeoman, granted to Samuel Ham Jan. 23, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 308.] 

[Bond of Samuel Ham, with Dependence Bickford and Wil- 
liam Stevens as sureties, all of Newington, in the sum of £500, 
Jan. 23, 1762, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker, Samuel Parker.] 



JAMES GREGG 1762 LONDONDERRY 

[Janet Gregg renounces administration on the estate of her 
husband, James Gregg, Jan. 25, 1762, in favor of her sons, John 
Gregg and Samuel Gregg, she "Being very old and Infirm Being 
above Ninty Years of agge"; witnesses, John Moore, James 
Boyes.j 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 259 

[Administration on the estate of James Gregg of Londonderry 
granted to John Gregg and Samuel Gregg Jan. 27, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 308.] 

[Bond of John Gregg and Samuel Gregg, both of Londonderry, 
with James Paul of Londonderry, yeoman, and Cutts Shannon 
of Portsmouth, gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, 
Jan. 27, 1762, for the administration of the estate; witness, 
William Parker.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 27, 1762, authorizing William Rankin, hus- 
bandman, and William Wallace, both of Londonderry, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested April 30, 1762; amount, £2410. 12. o; 
signed by William Wallace and William Rankin.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £178. 12. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £1059. 19. 8; mentions wife of the de- 
ceased; allowed Dec. 28, 1764.] 



JOSEPH HUSSEY 1762 SOMERSWORTH 

In y^ Name of God Amen the Twenty Seventh Day of January 
in y* Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty 
two I Joseph Hussey of y^ Town of Somersworth in y Pro\ince 
of New-Hampshire in New-England, Husbandman * * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Eliza- 
beth Hussey y Improvement of the whole of my Homestead, 
with y" buildings thereon standing during her Natural life and 
also all My Household goods during her natural life. 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Daniel Hussey 
the one half of my Homestead, with half y buildings thereon 
standing, after my Said Wife's decease, to him his Heirs & as- 
signs forever 



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Item I give and bequeath to My beloved Son Samuel Hussey 
the one half of my Homestead with half y^ buildings thereon 
standing, after my Said Wife's decease, to him his Heirs & as- 
signs for ever. 

Item I give & bequeath to My beloved son Joseph Hussey 
one Yoke of oxen to be paid to him by two Sons Daniel Hussey 
& Samuell Hussey within three years after My Decease. 

Item I give and bequeath to My beloved Daughter Jane Otis 
one Cow to be paid by my two S'* Sons Daniel & Samuell, Within 
three years after my decease 

Item I give & bequeath to my beloved Daughter Sarah Perkins 
one Cow to be paid her by my two Said Sons Daniel & Samuell, 
within three years after my Decease 

Item I give & bequeath to My beloved Daughter Lydia 
Hodgdon one Cow to be paid her by my two said Sons Daniel 
& Samuell within three Years after My decease 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth 
Hussey one Cow to be paid her by my two Said Sons Daniel & 
Samuell within two years after my desease 

Item I give & bequeath to my beloved daughter Phebe Hussey 
one Cow to be paid her by two S<^ Sons Daniel & Samuell within 
four Years after my Decease 

Item I give & bequeath to my beloved Daughter Anna Hussey 
one Cow to be paid her by my two S*^ Sons Daniel & Samuell 
within five Years after my decease 

I give & bequeath to my beloved daughter Susanna Hussey 
one Cow to be paid her by my two said Sons Daniel & Samuell 
within Six Years after my decease. 

Item I give & bequeath to my beloved daughter Hannah 
Hussey one Cow to be paid her by my two Said Sons Daniel & 
Samuell within Seven Years after my decease 

Item I give and bequeath to my S<* Daughters Elizabeth 
Phebe Anna Susanna, & Hannah all my Household goods after 
my S'^ Wife's decease to be equally divided between them. 

Item its my Will that my two Said Sons Daniel & Samuell 



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pay all my lawfull Debts, & receive all my outstanding Debts 
equally between them. 

Item I give & bequeath to my S*^ Wife two Cows & one Mare 
Item all y^ rest of my Estate real & personal I give & bequeath 
to my two Said Sons Daniel & Samuell to be equally divided be- 
tween them to y"" their Heirs & assigns for ever. 

Item I do hereby Constitute make and ordain my Said belove 
Son Daniel the Sole Executor * * * 

Jos husy 

[Witnesses] John meson, Joseph Varney, Samuel mason. 
[Proved March 31, 1762.] 



ABRAHAM MATHES 1762 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Abraham Mathes of Durham 
granted to Francis Mathes Jan. 28, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 308.] 

[Bond of Francis Mathes of Durham, yeoman, with John 
Hight of Portsmouth and Daniel Mason of Newmarket, yeomen, 
as sureties, in the sum of £1000, Jan. 28, 1762, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate; witnesses, Joseph March, William 
Vaughan,] 

[Warrant, Jan. 28, 1762, authorizing Benjamin Coolbroth of 
Portsmouth and Jonathan Durgin of Durham, yeomen, to ap- 
praise the estate; mentions Francis Mathes as son of the de- 
ceased.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 9, 1762; amount, £12,360. 14. o; signed by 
Benjamin Coolbroth and Jonathan Durgin.] 



262 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

NATHANIEL YOUNG 1762 DOVER 

In The Name of God Amen, the Twenty ninth Day of January 
Anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty two; I 
Nathaniel Young of Dover in y^ Province of New Hamps"" in 
New England Husbandman, being exercised with great Bodily 
Infirmities * * * 

Imprimis, I Give to my Beloved Wife Mary Young y^ full & 
whole Priviledge in my Dwelling House & Barn which doth 
Properly appertain unto me, during y" Term of her Continuing 
my Widow, & also y" use Profit & Produce & Income of all my 
Homestead Land, & also y use & Improvement of all my Land 
in y Parish of Madbury, During y** afores'^ Term of her Con- 
tinuing my widow, but in Case she shall marry then my Will is 
that She Shall have her Proper Dowry, or Thirds as by Law 
Established. I also Give unto my s'' Wife all my live Stock of 
Cattle Sheep and swine & Horse Kine, to her own Disposal, 
Excepting one Yoke of Steers, of three or four years of age which 
my will is that my wife shall Deliver my son Ezra when he Sail 
arrive at y" age of Twenty one Years. I also Give to my s'^ wife 
y use & Improvement of all my Household Goods, Beds Beding 
& furniture belonging unto them During y" afore sd Term of her 
Continuing my widow, but in Case she shall marry, then my will 
is that she shall have one Third of s^ Household Goods Beds & 
Beding, & y^ other two Thirds thereof shall be Equally Divided 
between my two Daughters Abigail & Elisabeth Young 

Item I Give unto my Son Timothy Young & to his Heirs & 
Assigns my Dwelling House & Barn & all my homestead Land, 
& all my Land in y*= Parish of Madbury, when he shall Arrive at 
y^ age of Twenty one Years, Except my wives Dowry, & at her 
Decease that also. I also Give unto my s"^ Son Timothy my 
Gun. 

Item I Give unto my S'* Son Ezra Young & to his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever all my Land in Rochester being Eighty Acres or 
one Third Part of a Lot in y Second Division in s"* Rochester 
which I Purchased of Jethro Bickford. My Farming Tackling 



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& utensils & also my waring Apparil I Give to my s'^ Sons Tim- 
othy & Ezra to be Equally Divided between them. 

Item I Give to my s"^ Daughters Abigail & Elizabeth Young 
fifty Pounds apiece or fifty Pounds to Each of them, old Tenor 
as it now Passeth, viz at Six Pounds y" Dollcr to be Paid them 
by my s^ Son Timothy when they Shall arrive at y" Age of 
Eighteen Years, and also one Cow a piece or to each of them to 
be Delivered them by my s^ Son Timothy, when they Shall Arrive 
at y afores<^ Age of Eighteen Years. 

And I do hereby Constitute & Appoint my Brother James 
Young of Dover afores** to be my Sole Executor * * * 

Nathaniel Young 

[Witnesses] Daniel Evens, Reuben Hayes, Samuel Evens. 
[Proved May 26, 1762.] 

[Warrant, May 26, 1762, authorizing Ephraim Hanson and 
Daniel Evans, both of Dover, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 23, 1762; amount, £10,615. 9. 9; signed by 
Daniel Evans and Ephraim Hanson.] 



AMOS COLE 1762 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of Amos Cole of Somersworth, 
mariner, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Cole, Jan. 30, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 308.] 

[Inventory, April 29, 1762; amount, £13,981. 10. o; signed by 
Moses Stevens and Moses Carr.] 

[Decree of court, June 20, 1787, allowing James Adams and 
Nathan Webb Adams, who married daughters of the deceased, 
to sue on the bond of the administratrix, who died before settling 
the estate.] 



264 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of James Adams of Rochester, gentleman, and Nathan 
Webb Adams of Newington, yeoman, with David Chapman and 
Joseph Smith, both of Newmarket, yeomen, as sureties, in the 
sum of £60, June 20, 1787, for the prosecution of the suit; wit- 
nesses, John Fogg, Nathaniel Parker.] 



JOHN HUBBARD 1762 TOWNSEND, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of John Hubbard of Townsend, 
Mass., granted to Jonathan Blanchard of Dunstable, yeoman, 
Feb. 2, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 309.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Blanchard, with Joseph Blanchard of 
Merrimack and John Hale of Hollis, gentleman, as sureties, in 
the sum of £500, Feb. 2, 1762, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Andrew Wiggin, Samuel Greeley, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 2, 1762, authorizing Ebenezer Bancroft and 
Abel Platts, both of Monadnock Number One, gentlemen, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of estate in New Hampshire, May 18, 1763; one 
right in Monadnock Number One, £199. 10. o; signed by 
Ebenezer Bancroft and Abel Platts.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £6. 13. 4; expendi- 
tures, £5. 8. 6; allowed Dec. 5, 1766.] 



HENRY BICKFORD 1762 BOSTON, MASS. 

[Guardianship of Henry Bickford, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Henry Bickford of Boston, Mass., granted to Titus 
Salter of Portsmouth, mariner, Feb. 8, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 308.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 265 

[Bond of Titus Salter, with George Boyd, ropemaker, as 
surety, both of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, Feb. 8, 1762, for 
the guardianship of Henry Bickford ; witnesses, WilHam Parker, 
William Vaughan,] 



JOSEPH HOAG 1762 STRATH AM 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Hoag of Stratham, 
yeoman, granted to Nathan Hoag Feb. 15, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 310.] 

[Bond of Nathan Hoag, blacksmith, with Samuel Wiggin and 
Jonathan Jewett, yeomen, as sureties, all of Stratham, in the 
sum of £1000, Feb. 15, 1762, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Vaughan, Joseph March.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 15, 1762, authorizing Stephen Boardman and 
Satchell Clark, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate; men- 
tions Nathan Hoag as son of the deceased.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 22, 1762; amount, £2155. o. o; signed by 
Satchell Clark and Stephen Boardman.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £2325. 7. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £241. 13. 3; allowed March 30, 1763.] 



WINTHROP BURNHAM 1762 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Winthrop Burnham of Dur- 
ham, yeoman, granted to his widow, Meriel Burnham, Feb. 16, 
1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 310.] 

[Bond of Meriel Burnham, with Valentine Mathes and Jere- 
miah Burnham, yeomen, as sureties, all of Durham, in the sum 
of £1000, Feb. 16, 1762, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Samuel Parker, Joseph March.] 



266 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

THOMAS BOGLE 1762 PETERBOROUGH 

In the Name of God amen the twenty Day of february in the 
year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and sixty two 
I Thomas Bogel of Petersborough in the provance of new Hamp- 
shire in new England yoman being verey sick and weak in 
Body * * * 

I Give and Bequeath to David Bogel my Honnored father 
firstly the one half of all my Buildings and lands in Petersbor- 
ough aforsaid secondly the one half of all my moveable Esteat 
both Reall and Personal by him freely to be Enjoyed after my 
Debts are payed thirdly I Give and Bequeath to my Loving 
sister Martha Bogel the other half of all my Buildings and lands 
in Petersborough aforsaid forthly the other half of all my move- 
able Esteat both Reale and Personal by hir freely to be Enjoyed 
after my Debts are payed fifthly I Constute make and ordane 
my well Beloved frends samuel Micthel and Hugh willson to be 
my Exacutors * * * 

Thomas Bogel 

[Witnesses] John Morison, Matthew Miller, John Wiley. 
[Proved Oct. 16, 1762.] 

[Warrant, April 30, 1762, authorizing John Morrison, Jr., and 
John Wiley, both of Peterborough, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, June 24, 1763; amount, £1336. 6. o; signed by 
John Morrison and John Wiley.] 



JOSIAH WIGGIN 1762 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Josiah Wiggin of Durham, 
yeoman, granted to Nathaniel Wiggin Feb. 24, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 309.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 267 

[Bond of Nathaniel Wiggin, with Samuel Wiggin and Thomas 
Foss as sureties, all of Stratham, in the sum of £1000, Feb. 24, 
1762, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William 
Parker, Joseph March.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 24, 1762, authorizing Nathan Folsom and 
Samuel Chapman, both of Newmarket, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate; mentions Nathaniel Wiggin as brother of the deceased.] 

[Inventory, March 30, 1762; amount, £849. 10. o; signed by 
Nathan Folsom and Samuel Chapman.] 

[Warrant, April 29, 1762, authorizing Thomas Young and 
Jeremiah Folsom, gentleman, both of Newmarket, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims ; amount, £974. 7. o; signed by Jeremiah Folsom 
and Thomas Young.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £700. 10. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £330. o. o; mentions a widow; allowed 
March 30, 1763.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £974. 7. o; amount 
distributed, £370. 10. o; allowed May 6, 1763.] 



SAMUEL HILLS 1762 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Hills of Chester 
granted to his widow, Elizabeth Hills, Feb. 24, 1762,] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 309.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Hills, with Daniel Clark of Brentwood and 
Lemuel Davis of Exeter, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, Feb. 24, 1762, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Parker, Joseph March.] 



268 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Feb. 24, 1762, authorizing John Roby and David 
Worthen, both of Chester, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 18, 1762; amount, £8846. 11. o; signed by 
John Roby and David Worthen.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £2380. 4. 4, personal 
estate; expenditures, £969. 19. 9; mentions "4 Children 9 
months Each maintining that now are under 7 years of Age. 
. . . Expence of Laying in with a Posthumas Child"; allowed 
Oct. 27, 1762.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £1596. 11. 3; expenditures, 
£1273. 5. 6; mentions "Maintaining 4 of the Deceasds Children 
under Seven years of age so long as to make 130 weaks " ; allowed 
June 27, 1764.] 

[Warrant, June 27, 1764, authorizing Samuel Emerson, Moses 
Marshall, joiner, Matthew Forsaith, yeoman, Robert Wilson, 
Jr., yeoman, and Ebenezer Dearborn, Jr., gentleman, all of 
Chester, to divide the real estate.] 

A Division of the Estate of Sam'' Hills of Chester in the Prov- 
ince of Newhampshire Deceased amongs the Heirs as followeth 

first Set of to the Widow Elisebeth Hills for her thirds Twenty 
acres Laying on the Easterly Side bounded as followeth at the 
South East corner a stake and stones being the south west bound 
of John ambross Land then north East by said ambross Land 183 
Rods to a stake and stones then nor west by Gideon Curriers 
Land Eighteen Rods to a stake and stones then South South 
west 183 Rods to a stake and stones by the High way then by 
said High way Seventeen Rods to the first bounds saveing a 
priviledge to pass to and from the Barn to use and Improve the 
same 

2'y Set of to John Hills the Eldest son a Duble Share with 
what He Had Received Before his fathers Death five acres Lay- 
ing on the westerly side adjoyning to David worthins Land 
bounded first at the South west corner a chesnut tree fallen Down 



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then South East by the High way four Rods and Seven feet to a 
stake and stones then north East 183 Rods to a stake and stones 
then nor west by Frenches Land four Rods and seven feet to a 
stake and stones by S^ worthins Land then by his Land to the 
first bounds 

3'y Set of to Sam'' Hills a single Share Containing five acres 
and one Quarter Bounded as foloweth at the south west corner 
a stake and stones being a Bound of Land set of to John Hills 
then south East by the High way four Rods and ten feet to a 
stake and stones then north East 183 Rods to a stake and stones 
then nor west by Frenches Land four Rods and ten feet to a 
stake and stones being the north East bound of what Land we 
set of to John Hills then by that to the first bounds 

4'y Set of to Isaac Hills a single share containing five acres 
and one Quarter Bounding Westerly on what Land we Have set 
of to Sam" Hills at the south west corner a stake and stones then 
south East by the High way four Rods and ten feet to a stake 
and stones then north east 183 Rods to a stake and stones then 
by Frenches Land nor west four Rods and ten feet to a stake and 
stones then streight to the first bounds 

5'y Set of to Stephen Hills a single share containing five acres 
and a Quarter Bounding Westerly on what Land we have Set of 
to Isaac Hills at the south west Corner a stake and stones then 
south East by the Highway four Rods and ten feet to a stake 
and stones then north East one Hundred and Eighty three Rods 
to a stake and stones by Frenches Land then by his Land nor 
west four Rods and ten feet to a stake and stones then streight 
to the first bounds 

6'y Set of to Elisebath Hills a single share containing five acres 
and a Quarter Bounding westerly on what Land we Have set of 
to Stephen Hills at the South west corner a stake and stones then 
south East by the Highway four Rods and ten feet to a stake and 
stones then north east 183 Rods to a stake and stones then nor 
west four Rods and ten feet to a stake and stones then streight 
to the first bounds 



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7'y Set of to Hannah Hills a single share containing four acres 
Bounding westerly on what Land we Have set of to Elisebeth 
Hills at the south west corner a stake and stones then South 
East by the High way three Rods and a Half to a stake and 
stones then north East 183 Rods to a stake and stones then 
nor west three Rods and a Half to a stake and stones then 
streight to the first bounds 

8'y Set of to Ruben Hills a single share containing Four acres 
Bounding westerly on what Land we have set of to Hannah 
Hills at the south west corner a stake and stones then south 
East by the High way three Rods and a Half to a stake and 
stones then north East 183 Rods to a stake and stones then 
nor west three Rods and a Half to a stake and stones then 
streight to the first bounds 

9'y Set of to Rebecca Hills a single share containing four acres 
Bounding westerly on what Land we Have set of to Ruben Hills 
at the south west corner a stake and stones then South East by 
the High way three Rods and a Half to a stake and stones then 
north east 183 Rods to a stake and stones then norwest three 
Rods and a Half to a stake and stones then streight to the first 
bounds 

lo^y Set of to Josiah Hills a single share containing four acres 
Bounding westerly on what Land we have to Rebeca Hills at the 
south west corner a stake and stones then south East by the 
High way three Rods and a Half to a stake and stones then north 
East 183 Rods to a stake and stones then nor west three Rods 
and a Half to a stake and stones then streight to the first bounds 

II ^y Set of to Ebenezer Hills one single share containing four 
acres Bounding westerly on what Land we have set of to Rebeca 
Hills first at the south west corner a stake and stones then South 
East by the High way three Rods and a Half to a stake and stones 
then North East one Hundred and Eighty three Rods to a stake 
and stones then Nor west about four Rods to a stake and stones 
then streight to the first Bounds 

12'y Set of to Rachel Hills one single share containing about 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 27I 

four acres Bounding Westerly on what Land we Have set of to 
Ebenezer Hills at the south westerly corner a stake and stones 
then South East by the High way three Rods and a Half to a 
stake and stones then north East one Hundred and Eighty three 
Rods bounding on the widows thirds to a stake and stones then 
nor west four Rods to a stake and stones then streight to the 
first bounds saving a Liberty to pass too and from the House and 
to Improve the Same 

And thus We make our Return this 14*'' Day of December 1 764 

Sam" Emerson 
matt^' Forsaith 
Rob* Wilson Jn' 



JOHN HILL 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Hill of Portsmouth, 
blockmaker, granted to Joseph Lowe, tinman, Feb. 24, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 309.] 

[Bond of Joseph Lowe, with Peter Mann and Samuel Moses, 
barbers, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, Feb. 
24, 1762, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William 
Parker, Joseph March.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 24, 1762, authorizing Samuel Hale and John 
Elliot, glazier, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 23, 1762; amount, £5205. o. o; signed by 
Samuel Hale and John Elliot.] 

[Warrant, May 7, 1762, authorizing Eleazer Russell, John 
Shackford, John Griffith, shopkeeper, Samuel Penhallow, shop- 
keeper, and Thomas Hatch, hatter, all of Portsmouth, to divide 
the real estate.] 



272 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Pursuant to the annexd Precept we the Subscribers appointed 
a Committee to Devide the Real Estate of John Hill Late of 
Portsm" in the Province of new Hamp"" Blockmaker Deceas<^ 
Do sett of to the several Heirs & the Legall representatives of 
those Deceas^ according to the annex'd Plan herewith Return'd 

Viz* To the Legall representatives of Rachell one of the Daugh- 
ters of y" Decas"^ Bounded by the Land of m'' more northerly 
fronting on the lane or street fifteen foot & three Inches Carring 
the same breadth back forty foot togather with the front Room 
& west side of the Garret with one half of the Celler westerly 
Part — 

To the Legall representatives of Abigail Jackson fifteen foot 
& three Inches adjoining to the afores^ & carring the same 
breadth back forty foot togather w*'' the other part of the Celler 
& Rooms up to the Garret w**' the other half of the Garret — 

and to the Legall representatives of Hanah one of the Daugh- 
ters twenty three foot Six Inches adjoyning to the afores<^ 
Carring the Same breadth back forty foot w*'' the improvement 
of the front Chamber in the Great House w*'' the Privelidge of 
the Stairs that goes up to the Same — 

and to will"" Pearn in the Rite of His wife sixteen foot six 
Inches carring the same breadth back to Nelsons line & twenty 
foot wide of flats runing into the Creek as far as the Privelidge 
goes — 

and to Dorithy Reed one of the Daughters the Southerly half 
of ninty six acres of Land in Harrington in the Second range n° 
Seventy two — 

and to Lidia Cut one of the Daughters the other half of said 
lott 

Portsm" May 14**^ 1762 John Shackford 

John Griff eth 
Thomas Hatch 



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[Account of the administrator; receipts, £684. 8. 6; expendi- 
tures, £683. 5. 6; mentions "Cash paid for M" Hills Funerall"; 
allowed Nov. 11, 1762.] 

Whereas there Is at this Present time a part of the Estate that 
Did formerly Belong to mr John Hill of Portsmouth Blockmaker 
Deceased to Be Divided amongst Some of the Heirs of the Said 
Deceased to witt one Large chamber In the South West Corner 
of the old mansion House — and one Piece of Land which Lyeth 
on the South Side of Said mansion House and adjoyning to a 
Passage Way of about Six feet wide which Is at the South End 
of Said House and Left open on Purpose that the People that 
Lives In the Back Part of Said House may goe In or out thereof 
— and also one Lott of Land In the Creek Near the Said House 
adjoyning to Land formerly Belonging to the Estate of Cap*" 
Nath' mendum Deceased Being about forty feet North & South 
and twenty feet east and west or thereabout — Now we the 
Subscribers Being Heirs to the Estate of the Said John Hill 
Deceased do agree that William Pearne who Is Intitled to one 
Halfe of the aforesaid Premises In Behalfe and on account of 
mrs Dorithy Reed & mrs Lydia Cutts widows of this town & 
Daughters to John Hill aforesaid Shall Receive and Have as His 
Part or moiety of the aforesaid Premises the Lott of Land Lying 
at the South End of the Said mansion House and Being about 
forty feet East and West & twenty four feet North and South or 
thereabouts and also on Halfe or moiety of the Land In the Creek 



274 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Being forty feet North & South & ten feet East and West or 
thereabouts — and we agree that mr Sam^ Waters Senior Shall 
Have for His Quarter Part of the Premises aforesaid one Halfe 
Part of the Large Chamber aforesaid and also one Quarter Part 
of the Land In the Creek Being forty feet North & South & five 
feet East & West or thereabouts and we agree that Hannah 
Jackson Shal Have for Her Eighth Part of the Whole Premises 
aforesaid one Quarter Part of the Large Chamber aforesaid and 
also one Eighth Part of the Land in the Creek Being forty feet 
North & South & two & Halfe feet East and West or thereabouts 
— and we agree that mr John Gunnisson shall Have as His 
Eight Part of the Chamber & the Lott of Land adjoyning to 
the House He Having No Right to any Part of the Lott of Land 
In the Creek we Say He Shall Have one Quarter Part of the 
Large Chamber aforesaid as His Share or Part — & we further 
Promise & agree that we will give good & Lawfull Deeds of our 
Parts or Shares of the Premises aforesaid agreeable to this 
Division whenever Demanded wittness our Hands — 
Dated In Portsmouth Jany i6th 1775 

Will" Pearne 
Jn° Gunnison 
Hannah Jackson 



MOSES GARLAND 1762 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Moses Garland of Dover 
granted to Ephraim Plummer Feb. 24, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 309.] 

[Bond of Ephraim Plummer of Dover, yeoman, with Elijah 
Bunker of Dover and Ebenezer Garland of Somersworth, yeo- 
men, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 24, 1762, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, Joseph 
March.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 275 

[Inventory, March lo, 1762; amount, £598. 15. o; signed by 
Richard Philpot and Samuel Dam; mentions "his wages from 
y Tresuary 285. o. o."] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts as per inventory; 
expenditures, £50. o. o; allowed Oct. 26, 1763.] 



JOSEPH FROST 1762 NEWCASTLE 

In the Name of God Amen, I, Joseph Frost of New Castle in 
the Province of New-hampshire Merch* * * * 

Imprimis, I give & Bequeath to my Dearly beloved Wife 
Margaret Frost all my Money, Plate, Bills of Credit Debts 
Goods, Wares Merchandise & Interests in Shipping & all my 
Interest & Effects in what Part of the World soever together with 
all other my personal Estate of what Nature kind or Quality so- 
ever except what is hereafter given & Bequeathed, willing her to 
pay my Just Debts & funeral Charges out of the same as soon as 
may be after my Decease, & She to bring up my Children to good 
Learning & Education till they come of Age out of the same — 

Item, I give & Bequeath to my said Wife the Use & Improve- 
ment of my Dwelling house at New Castle with my Warehouses, 
Bams & other Buildings & Appurtenances with the Lands about 
said houses — and my Pasture that I bought with said dwelling 
house, & with that Land adjoining which I bought of my Brother 
William Frost Esq' during her Widowhood, & if She should marry 
before my Children come to lawful Age she is stil to have the 
Income or Improvement of said houses & Land till they come of 
Age or are married, she keeping the said Estate in Repair — 

Item, I give & Bequeath to my beloved Son Joseph & his heirs 
male lawfully begotten of his Body in Feetail & to their heirs to 
the tenth Generation all my Lands dwelling houses warehouses, 
Woodhouses & Appurtenances thereunto belonging at New 



276 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Castle which I bought of my hon'* Mother Mary Frost as p"" her 
Deed of Sale will appear & what Land I bought of my Brother 
William Frost Esq"" in New Castle as will appear by his Deed of 
Sale & to be put into his hands when he comes of age, if his 
Mother should be married & has moved off from the said Estate, 
but if She should still continue to live in my said dwelling house 
then she is to have the Improvement & Income of said houses & 
Lands during her abode there & to deliver it to my said Son 
Joseph when She thinks fitting — I also give to my said Son 
Joseph two hundred & fifty pounds Sterling to be paid to him by 
his Mother out of my personal Estate, to be paid him when he 
comes of Age — If my Son Joseph should die without leaving a 
Male Issue then my Will is that my said Estate at New Castle 
should descend to my Son George & his heirs Male, & so on in his 
Line to the tenth Generation, & in Default of George to Samuel 
& his Line, & Default of Samuel to Margaret & so on in my 
Family according to the Age of my Children — 

Item, I give & bequeath to my beloved Son George all my right 
& Interest in Lands that I have in the Township of Chichester, 
& also give him two hundred & fifty Pounds sterling to be paid 
him out of my personal Estate by his Mother when he comes of 
Age. 

Item, I give & bequeath to my beloved Son Samuel all my 
Interest in Lands in Kittery & Berwick, & all my Interest in 
Sawco which came to me by the last Will & Testament of my 
Hon*^ Father John Frost Esq"" dec*^ with my Interest also in 
Lands in Sawco which I bought of Mary Pridham as will appear 
by her Deed of Sale — And I also give my said Samuel two hun- 
dred & fifty Pounds sterling to be paid him by his Mother out of 
my personal Estate when he comes of Age — 

Item, I give & bequeath to my beloved Daughter Margaret & 
to the heirs lawfully begotten of her Body all my Right & Interest 
That I have in Epsom which I bought of Alice Clark as will 
appear by her Deed of Sale — I also give my said Daughter 
Margaret two hundred & fifty Pounds sterling to be paid her by 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 277 

her Mother when She comes to lawful Age out of my personal 
Estate — 

Item, I give & bequeath to my Daughters Mary, Jane, & 
Dorothy all my Right & Interest that I have in Lands in Sheeps- 
cutt which I bought of Alice Clark as will appear by her Deed of 
Sale, and I also give & bequeath to each of my three Daughters 
Mary, Jane, & Dorothy two hundred & fifty Pounds Sterling to 
be paid them by their Mother When they come to lawful Age 
out of my personal Estate — 

Item, I give & Bequeath to my Child which my Wife is now big 
with if it should be born alive & live to lawful Age three hundred 
Pounds sterling to be paid by its Mother out of my personal 
Estate when said Child shall come to lawful Age — 

Item, My Will is that if any of my Children should die before 
they come to lawful Age or are married then what Lands or 
Money I give them shall go to the surviving Children in equal 
shares; & if all my Children should die before they come to 
lawful Age or are married, then what Lands or Estate I give 
them shall go to my wife during her natural Life, & after her 
decease, my Lands, money, houses, & every other Part of my 
Estate of what kind soever shall go to my Brother George 
Frost & his heirs for ever he paying to my Brother Andrew P. 
Frost twenty Pounds sterling per Annum during his natural 
Life — 

Lastly, I do hereby ordain constitute & appoint my said Wife 
Margaret Frost sole Executrix * * * in Witness whereof I 
have hereunto set my hand & Seal the twenty sixth Day of 
February 1762 

Joseph Frost 

[Witnesses] Henry Trefethen, Sam' Pearce, Mary Pearce, 
her 
Phebe X Trefethen. 
Mark 

[Administration granted to Margaret Frost Oct. 3, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 264.] 



278 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Oct. 3, 1768, authorizing Henry Prescott, merchant, 
John Simpson, and Edward Sargent, mariners, all of Newcastle, 
to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Jan. 23, 1769; amount, £3545. 13. 6}4\ 
signed by Henry Prescott and Edward Sargent.] 

[Proved Jan. 25, 1769, when, it appearing that the testator had 
had several children since the making of the will, who were not 
therein provided for, it was proposed to settle the estate as 
intestate. The will was finally proved and allowed April 10, 1775.] 



ABIGAIL OILMAN 1762 KINGSTON 

In The Name of GOD amen This 4*^ Day of March 1762 I 
Abigail Gilman of Kingston in New Hampshire widow Being of a 
sound mind & memory by the Goodness of God Tho in a weak 
state of Bodily Health * * * 

2ndiy I Order that my son Jeremiah be Brought up out of my 
said Estate till he shall arrive at the age of seven Years — 

^diy I order that Fifty Pounds old tenor out of my said Estate 
be Put out to Intrest within six months after my Decease & 
Kept for my said son Jeremiah till He shall arrive at the Age of 
Twenty & one Years Unless there should be a Necessity to 
Expend it for his use sooner 

^thiy That all the Remainder of my Estate Both Real & Per- 
sonal, Moveable & Immoveable be Equally Devided Between 
all my seven Children viz John Moody, Jacob, Samuel, Peter, 
Jonathan, Stephen, & Jeremiah, as soon as the said Jeremiah 
shall arrive at the age of seven years or at his Decease 

^thiy J order that my son John Moody Have the Liberty at the 
Time for the Devision of said Estate to Take the Real Estate 
which may then be Left to be Devided at such a Price as a Com- 
mitte to be appointed by the Honourb'*' Judge of Probates for 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 279 

that End shall think Reasonable He giving good security to the 
other Children for their shares therein 

Lastly I Constitute & appoint James Procter of said Kingston 
Blacksmith to be sole Executor * * * 

her 

Abigail X Gilman 

Mark 

[Witnesses] Nathaniel Ethridge, Daniel Hunton, Josiah 
Bartlett. 

[Proved July 31, 1765.] 

[Inventory, attested Oct. 14, 1765; amount, £71. 6. 9; signed 
by Trueworthy Ladd and Samuel Dudley.] 



JEREMIAH CALFE 1762 EXETER 

In The Name of God amen This Fifth Day of March anno 
Domini 1762 I Jeremiah Calfe of Exeter in the Province of New- 
hampshire Clother being but Weak of Body * * * 

first I Give and bequeath unto my Son Jeremiah Calfe my 
Copper Kittel which I used to Dye with and my lorn Plate wich 
I used in my Clothers Trad my said son Jeremiah having Rec^ 
The Gratest part of his Portion all Readey and my will is That 
if my said son Jeremiah Sould not Return to his native Cuntrey 
again that the before mentioned Kittel and Plate should be 
Equaly Divided betwen my two grandaughters, viz Lydiah 
Calfe and Mary Calfe Daughters to my said son Jeremiah Calfe 

Iti"" I Give and bequeath unto my son Daniel Calfe Fift>^ 
Pounds old tener and to be Paid by my Excutor Here after 
mentioned in this my Last will and Testement and to be paid 
within one year and halfe after my Decease my Said Son Daniel 
having Rec"^ the Greater Part of his Portision all Readey 

Iti"" I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Lucy French 



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Five Shilings new tener and to be paid by my Executor hereafter 
named in this my Last will in one year after my Decease my said 
Daughter having Rec* the Greatest Part of her Portision all 
Readey | 

Iti™ I Give and bequeath unto my Son James Calfe and to his 
Heirs and assings for Ever all my Grist mill in Exeter afores'^ 
standing at the upper Dam on the great River a Litel below the 
great Bride together with the streem that it stands on with all the 
Priveledges & appurtances There unto belonging & Likewis I 
Give unto my said son James all my wearing apperill & all my 
Hausel Stuf with all my Real & personel Estat what so Ever or 
where so Ever not all Readey Desposed of in This my Last will 
& Testement my said son Paying all my Just Debts Legacees &c 
mentiond in this my Last will 

Lastly I Do hereby Constitute and appoint my Son James 
Calfe to be sole Executor * * * 

Jerem Calfe 

[Witnesses] James Leavitt, Nehemiah Leavitt, Theo^ Smith. 
[Proved May 25, 1763.] 

[Bond of James Calfe, yeoman, with Theophilus Smith as 
surety, both of Exeter, in the sum of £500, May 25, 1763, for the 
execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker, Ezra Carter.] 



BENJAMIN DOW 1762 HAMPTON 

In the name of God Amen this fifth Day of March Anno 

Domini 1762 In the second year of his majestys Reign Georg the 

third King over Grate Britain &c I Benjamin Dow of Hampton 

in the province of new Hampshier in new England farmer 
* * * 

Viz It is my will and I Do here by give and bequeath to my 
Cousen Benjamin Dow a son to my Brother Ezikiel Dow of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 28 1 

Kemsington Esq"^ my Dwelling house and barn with all my land 
and marsh and meadow Ground that I have laying in Hampton 
afore said or elce where to him my said Cousen Benjamin Dow 
(the son of my afore said Brother Ezekiel Dow) and to his heirs 
and assigns for ever with all my stock of Cattle and husbandry 
Implements and moveables in my house I also give to my Said 
Cousen Benjamin Dow all the money Due to me by bonds Bills 
or Notes or any other ways Due to me that is I Give to my said 
Cousen Benjamin Dow all my Estate Real and Parsonal to him 
his heirs and assigns it is my will that my said Cousen Benjamin 
Dow shall Pay all my Just Debts and funeral Charges I Do Like 
wise Constitute make and ordain my said Cousen Benjamin 
Dow to be sole Executor * * * 

Benj Dow 

[Witnesses] nathan Sanborn, Jonathan moulton, Jonathan 
Lock. 

[Proved Dec. 29, 1762.] 

[Administration granted to Mary Dow, widow, Dec. 31, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 500.] 

[Bond of Mary Dow, with Nathan Sanborn and Joseph Taylor 
Weare as sureties, all of Hampton, in the sum of £1000, Dec. 31, 
1762, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Jonathan 
Marston, Jr., John Marston, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 31, 1762, authorizing Christopher Toppan and 
Jeremiah Marston, gentleman, both of Hampton, to appraise 
the estate; mentions Benjamin Dow, deceased, an uncle of the 
testator.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 5, 1763; amount, £14,558. 5. o; signed by 
Christopher Toppan and Jeremiah Marston.] 

[Petition of Mary Dow, widow of Benjamin Dow, May 26, 
1766, that guardianship of her two daughters, Mary Dow and 
Esther Dow, "the Eldest of which is now about Seven years of 



282 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

age," may be granted to Capt. Josiah Moulton and John 
Marston of Hampton; witnesses, Jonathan Marston, Jr., Joseph 
Taylor Weare.] 

[Guardianship of Mary Dow and Esther Dow granted to John 
Marston and Josiah Moulton May 28, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 249.] 

[Bond of John Marston, yeoman, and Josiah Moulton, gentle- 
man, with Joseph Taylor Weare and Jeremiah Knowles, yeomen, 
as sureties, all of Hampton, in the sum of £5000, May 28, 1766, 
for the guardianship of Mary Dow and Esther Dow; witness, 
William Parker.] 



ELIZABETH DUDLEY 1762 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Elizabeth Dudley of Exeter, 
single woman, granted to Nathaniel Thing of Exeter, yeoman, 
March 10, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 334.] 

[Bond of Nathaniel Thing, with John Rice and Noah Emery, 
gentleman, both of Exeter, as sureties, in the sum of £500, March 
10, 1762, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William 
Shackford, John Shackford.] 



AMOS KENDALL 1762 LITCHFIELD 

[Administration on the estate of Amos Kendall of Litchfield, 
yeoman, granted to Daniel Kendall March 12, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 333.] 

[Bond of Daniel Kendall, husbandman, with James Under- 
wood, husbandman, and Nathan Kendall, innholder, as sureties, 
all of Litchfield, in the sum of £1000, March 12, 1762, for the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 283 

administration of the estate; witnesses, James Harvell, Timothy 
Kendall.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 8, 1762, authorizing John Harvell and William 
Read, both of Litchfield, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested June 25, 1762; amount, £2017. 1.6; signed 
by John Harvell and William Read.] 



NATHANIEL AUSTIN 1762 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Austin of Dover, 
yeoman, granted to Sarah Austin, widow, March 31, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 333. j 

[Bond of Sarah Austin, with Howard Henderson, mariner, and 
Joseph Roberts, yeoman, as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of 
£500, March 31, 1762, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Parker, Cutts Shannon.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 18, 1762; amount, £12,284. 8. o; signed by 
Ichabod Canney and Joseph Hanson.] 

[Guardianship of Nathaniel Austin and Catherine Austin, aged 
less than 14 years, granted to Elijah Estes June 28, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 552.] 

Rockingham ss Pursuant to a Warrant from the Hon*"'* 
John Wentworth Esq"" Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for the 
County aforesaid appointing us the Subscribers a Committee to 
divide the real Estate of Nathaniel Austin late of Dover who died 
Intestate among the heirs of the Said Intestate and them that 
Legally represent them, we have set of to the Heirs of Nathaniel 
Austin Jun'' who was eldest son of said Intestate & is likewise 
dead (it having been represented to us that he in his lifetime pur- 
chased the Interest of all the heirs in the Estate of the Said 
Intestate Except five sixth parts of the right of the heirs of Phebe 
Hanson one of the Daughters of said Intestate who is likewise 



284 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

deceased) all the real Estate of said Intestate Except Thirty 
acres of Land in the Town of Somersworth which we have set of 
to Nicholaus Austin who we are told is owner of the afores'* five 
Sixth parts of the Said Phebes right in the whole real Estate of 
said Intestate being the land on which the Said Nicholaus now 
lives and is bounded as followeth viz Westerly on Land of John 
Mackllroy Southerly by Land of Benj" Austin Easterly by the 
road that leads to the Great falls (so called) and land of Joshua 
Wentworth and Northerly by land of Samuel and Stephen Aus- 
tin. Witness our hands at Dover the 7*^ of September 1771 

Tho« W>^ Waldron 
Ebenezer Thompson 
Jos: Hanson 

[Warrant, June 30, 1784, authorizing Jonathan Dame of 
Rochester, Joshua Varney, Paul Pinkham, Ebenezer Tuttle, and 
Thomas Young, all of Dover, to set off the widow's dower to 
Sarah, now wife of James Lamos.] 

[Warrant, same date, authorizing the same men to divide the 
remaining two thirds of the real estate.] 

Pursuant to the Direction of a Warrant from the Probate Of- 
fice for the County of Rockingham in the State of New Hamp- 
shire we have sett off to Sarah Lamos her Dowry or third Part of 
the Real Estate and Buildings that was her Late Husband 
Nathaniel Austins in the following manner Viz* Began by the 
Main Road Leading from Knights Ferry to Cochecho at the 
North west corner of the Dwelling house and Run south by the 
same to the south west corner of said house and from that Runs 
South Forty one Degrees East Fifteen Rods to a stake stuck in 
the ground and from that Run south seventy five Degrees West 
to the Creek of the Marsh or Mill Pond then Runs Northerly by 
said creek as said austins Land Ran to said Main Road then Run 
Easterly by said Road to the house where it first Began 

we Likewise set ofif another Piece on the East side of said Road 
Begining by said Road at the south west corner of a Piece of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 285 

Land owned by Benjamin Roberts and Run southerly by said 
Road Forty one Rods to a stake stuck in the ground from thence 
it Runs East two Degrees south till it comes to the other Road 
thence Northerly by said Road to said Benjamin Roberts^ Land 
from thence Westerly to where it began — We Likewise sett her 
off that Part of the Dwelling house that was Last Built as an Ell 
on the Backside of the first Building with the Cellar under the 
same and all accomodations Belonging to said Building and 
Liberty of the Well as she may have occassion for to Improve the 
same and we Likewise give her the one third Part of the Barn 
being at the West End and the full Liberty of the Land to Pass 
and Repass to the same as she or her Legal Representatives may 
have occassion 

Done this 9"> Day of November 1789 By 

Paul Pinkham 
Joshua Varney 
Ebenezer Tuttle 
Thomas Young 
Jon* Dame 

Pursuant To the Directions of a Warrant from the Probate 
office for the County of Rockingham in the state of New Hamp- 
shire we have Made Partition of the Two thirds of the Real 
Estate of Nathaniel Austin Late of Dover Deceasd (after setting 
off the one third Part for his Late Widow) in the following man- 
ner Viz* We sett of to his only son Nathaniel his Double share by 
a Line Begining at the south west corner of the Dwelling house 
and Runs south Forty one Degrees East Fifteen Rods to a stake 
stuck in the ground and from that we Run south seventy five 
Degrees West to the Mill Pond and Takes all Lying in the south 
and East of that Line that said austin ownd on the West side of 
the Road Leading from Knights Ferry to Cochecho we Likewise 
set him off another Piece Containing about sev^en acres on the 
East side of said Road and is^all in that Piece not before set oft" to 
his Mother and also all that Little field and orchard where the 
Barn stands Except what is hereafter Disposed of another way we 



286 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Likewise give him all the Buildings on the Land that Belonged to 
his Father Except what is before Disposed of to his Mother 

We Likewise set off for Nathaniel Jenkins son of Joseph Jen- 
kins and Grandson of Nathaniel austin Deceas*^ now a Minor as 
his Part of said Estate a Piece of Land containing about Twenty 
acres Lying on the Main Road Leading from Knights Ferry to 
Cochecho on the West side of said Road at the south End of the 
Parsonage Land and another Piece containing about ten acres 
Lying on the West side of said Road above Moses Wingates now 
Dwelling house we Likewise give him a Piece on the East side the 
Road where the Barn stands being the south End of the orchard 
Running Northerly Thirteen Rods to a stake stuck in the ground 
and from thence Runs North Eighty four Degrees East acrost the 
orchard to an Elm Tree standing by the Fence on the East side 
of said orchard 

Done this Ninth Day of November 1784 By 

Paul Pinkham 
Joshua Varney 
Ebenezer Tuttle 
Thomas Young 
Jon* Dame 

[In Probate Court Oct. 15, 1794, Nathaniel Austin and 
Catherine Austin, children of Nathaniel Austin, state that in 
1769 Elijah Estes of Dover, blacksmith, was appointed their 
guardian, but never rendered any account, and that Joseph 
Estes and Samuel Estes, administrators of the estate of Elijah 
Estes, were cited to appear and render account. The parties 
now agree to refer the matter to Ebenezer Thompson of Durham, 
Moses Wingate, gentleman, and Stephen Sawyer, blacksmith, 
both of Dover. The referees reported Jan. 12, 1795, a balance of 
£29. 8. 8 due to Nathaniel Austin and the heir of Catherine 
Jenkins, deceased.] 

[Bond of Nathaniel Austin of Dover and Joseph Jenkins of 
Madbury in the sum of £50, April 27, 1795, to prosecute suit on 
the bond of Elijah Estes as guardian; witness, John Parker.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 287 

EBENEZER AVER 1762 SALEM 

[Ebenezer Ayer of Biddeford, Me., yeoman, renounces admin- 
istration on the estate of his father, Ebenezer Ayer of Salem, 
April I, 1762, in favor of his brother, Timothy Ayer, his next 
elder brother agreeing.] 

[Administration granted to Elizabeth Ayer, widow, and 
Timothy Ayer, yeoman, April 15, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 335.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Ayer, widow, and Timothy Ayer, yeoman, 
with Abner Bayley, clerk, and Joseph Wright, gentleman, as 
sureties, all of Salem, in the sum of £500, April 15, 1762, for the 
administration of the estate of Ebenezer Ayer, gentleman ; wit- 
nesses, Nathan Hazeltine, Mehitabel Secomb.] 

[Inventory, June 3, 1762; amount, £13,089. 6. i; signed by 
John Hall, Jr., and Andrew Balch.] 

[Administration on the estate of Ebenezer Ayer granted to his 
son, Timothy Ayer of Salem, April 11, 1763.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 340, p. 258.] 

[Bond of Timothy Ayer, husbandman, with William Russ, 
gentleman, and Ebenezer Carlton, husbandman, both of 
Methuen, Mass., as sureties, in the sum of £1000, April 11, 1763, 
for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Samuel Rogers, 
James Tarbox.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Inventory of the estate in Massachusetts, taken by Capt. 
William Rust, Benjamin Hall, and Aaron Gage April 2'], 1763; 
amount, £93. 6. 8.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Probate Records, vol. 340, p. 434. 1 

[Guardianship of John Ayer, Joseph Ayer, and Josiah Ayer, 
minors, aged more than 14 years, children of Ebenezer Ayer, 
granted to John Howe Sept. 28, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 80.] 



285 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of John Howe of Methuen, Mass., yeoman, with James 
Paul of Londonderry, trader, and Timothy Ayer of Salem, yeo- 
man, as sureties, in the sum of £2000, Sept. 28, 1763, for the 
guardianship of John Ayer, Joseph Ayer, and Isaiah Ayer, 
minors, aged more than 14 years, children of Ebenezer Ayer; 
witnesses, William Parker, Jr., Cutts Shannon.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £3349. 16. i, personal 
estate; expenditures, £1506. 10. o; allowed Sept. 28, 1763.] 



SAMUEL WEEKS 1762 GREENLAND 

In the Name of God Amen. I Samuel Weeks of Greenland 
in the Province of New Hampshire Gen* being under indisposi- 
tion of Body * * * 

Item I give unto my beloved Wife Mehitable one third part of 
this my House, & one third part of all the furniture belonging 
thereto, I give her also my Horse & Chair & all the furniture 
thereto belonging, also one Cow, to be Wintered & Summered 
by my Executors for her. I give her also Wood for one fire, to 
be hal'd to the door & Cutt fitt for the fire. I give her also the 
Sum of Eight pounds Sterling ^ year, to be paid yearly, all to 
be performed by my said Executors. Her possession of the 
House Summering & Wintering the Cow firewood & Cash, all 
to Cease when she my said wife Ceases to be a Widow — 

Item I give unto my Son Joshua Weeks all my Land & Build- 
ings on the Northwest side of the Road where I now live, & one 
half of all my Salt Marsh and Flatts, & one half of my Stock, 
& one half of my Tools of Husbandry, & if he should Decease 
without Lawful Issue, then all shall return to his Brother 
Samuel Weeks & be Possessed by him — 

Item I give unto my Son Samuel Weeks all my Land on the 
Southeast Side of the aforesaid Road, & the other half of my 
Salt Marsh & flatts, said Marsh and flatts to be equally Divided 



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between my said two Sons. I also give unto my s^ Son Samuel 
Weeks all my Land in Epsom, & the other half of my Stock, & 
half of my Tools of Husbandry, & all my Grist Mill, & all the 
tools previleges & appurtenances thereunto belonging — 

And if He should decease without Lawful Issue then all shall 
return to his Brother Joshua Weeks and be Possessed by him — 

Item I give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Scammon the Sum of 
Eight pounds Sterling, to be paid by my Executors within four 
years after my decease. I give her also one Quarter part of the 
Remaining Houshold furniture, the other three Quarters shall be 
equally divided between my two said Sons Joshua & Samuel 
Weeks & my Daughter Mehitable Pickerin. 

Item I give unto my Daughter Mehitable Pickerin the Sum of 
Eight pounds Sterling to be paid by my Executors within four 
Years after my Decease. I give her also the aforesaid one Quar- 
ter part of the Remaining houshold furniture — '- 

Lastly All the Rest & remainder of my Estate Real or Personal 
I give & devise the same equally to my aforesaid Sons Joshua & 
Samuel Weeks & I make & appoint them my two said Sons Joint 
Executors of This my Last Will & Testament and I Do hereby 
Reverse all other & former Wills by me in any manner made 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal the 
third Day of April Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred 
& Sixty two & in the second year of the Reign of King George 
the third — 

his 

Samuel X Weeks 

Mark 

[Witnesses] Walter Weeks, John Johnson, Benj Williams 
Tho^ Odiorne, 

[Proved Nov. 8, 1763.] 

[Mehitabel Weeks accepts the provisions of the will of her 
husband, Samuel Weeks, Nov. 8, 1763; witnesses, Nathan John- 
son, Benjamin Williams.] 



290 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, Nov. 26, 1763; amount, £20,633. O- o; signed by 
Nathan Johnson and John Folsom.] 

[Warrant, May 28, 1767, authorizing Simeon Dearborn, yeo- 
man, John Folsom, Enoch Clark, innholders, Nathan Johnson, 
and James Brackett, gentlemen, all of Greenland, to set off the 
widow's dower.] 

Province of ) Agreable to a Warrant from the Hon^'^ 
New Hampshire ) John Wentworth Esq"^ Judge of Probates of 
Wills &c. for said Province, we the subscribers have Proceeded 
to set of to Mehitable Weeks Widow Relict of Sam'^ Weeks 
Gen* late of Greenland Deceased, her Dower of the Real Estate 
of the said Deceased in the following manner to hold in severalty 
viz. we have set of to said widow about nineteen acres of Land 
on the westwardly side of the Road that leadeth from Exeter 
Road to John Johnsons adjoyning to Said Road begining at said 
Johnsons Land & Runing thirty one Rods by said Road then 
Runing North about fifty seven Degrees westwardly the whole 
length of the said Deceaseds Land on that side of the Road so 
as that the other end adjoyning to frenches Land be twenty one 
Rods wide we have also set off to said widow a peice of Land 
two Rods wide adjoyning to the Said Road extending from the 
above said thirty one Rods untill it comes square with the midle 
of the fore Doors of the late Dwelling house of the said Deceased 
with a free passuage into said house of Six feet in wedth from the 
Road — We have also set of to said widow about Sixteen acres 
of Land on the eastwardly side of the above said Road in three 
Pieces, one contains about ten Acres & is Bounded northeast- 
wardly on Land in possession of Benjamin Willie Southeast- 
wardly on Wenecut River, Southwestwardly on Land in pos- 
session of Samuel Weeks Junior Northwestwardly on the above- 
said Road twenty four Rods & to Run from thence to a small 
Elm marked by the Bank of the River, being South about forty 
four Degrees East another piece contains about five Acres & an 
half & is Bounded Eastwardly on Weekses mill pond, South- 



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westwardly on Land of Bracket Johnsons twenty Eight Rods to 
a Small Beech & maple marked thence Runing into said De- 
ceaseds farm North twenty seven Degrees East twenty Eight 
Rods, thence south sixty seven Degrees East to the said mill 
pond, the other peice contains ninty six Rods of orchard being 
the southerly side of Woddys Orchard so called to be four Rods 
wide & twenty four Rods long & the lenght to be Eastwardly & 
westwardly we also allow the said widow the liberty of Passing 
with all necessary carriages too & from the above said Road to 
the two last mentioned pieces of Land so as not to Damnify the 
other Land more then is necessary — We have also set of the 
said widows one third part of the Dwelling house of the Said 
Deceased & also one third part of the Barn of said Deceased, the 
South End of the house, it being the Southerly lower Room with 
the Chamber & Garret over the said Room & of the Same big- 
ness, with that part of the milk house that is parted off adjoyning 
to said Room, with that part of the Sellar that is under the milk 
house & Kitchen as it is now parted off with the priveledge of the 
well also the priveledge of the fore stairs into the Chamber & 
Garret we have set of to y*' said widow the east end of the Barn 
about twenty feet, being all that part of the Barn to the eastward 
of the Barn floor with the priveledge of the said floor, also the 
Liberty of passing from the Road too & from said Barn with all 
necessary Carriages — all the above the said widow to hold in 
Severalty during her natural Life — 

Given under our hands at Greenland Jul}- 22'"' 1767 — 

Nathan Johnson 
Simeon Dearborn 
Enoch Clark 



EUNICE ALLEN 1762 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Eunice Allen of Chester, 
widow, granted to Robert Calfe April 14, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 346.] 



292 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Robert Calfe of Chester, clothier, with Thomas 
Shirley of Chester, innholder, and James McMurphy of London- 
derry, gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, April 14, 1762, 
for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Joseph March, 
William Vaughan.] 



MICHAEL HOOKER 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Michael Hooker of Ports- 
mouth granted to Elizabeth Hooker, widow, April 14, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 335.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Hooker, with Daniel Rindge, merchant, 
and John Penhallow, shopkeeper, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
in the sum of £500, April 14, 1762, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Mary Barnes, Mary Wendell.] 

[Inventory, attested Feb. 29, 1764; amount, £3209.15.0; 
signed by Daniel Jackson and John Marshall,] 



RICHARD SCAMMON 1762 DOVER 

The Seventeenth Day of the fourth month Called Apriel in the 
year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty two — 
I Richard Scammon of Dover in the Province of Newhampshair 
in Newengland Yeoman — being far advanced in years and weak 
of body * * * 

Item : I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Hope all my 
buildings Quick Stock houshold goods bills bonds book Debts 
Notes of hand and Ready Cash for her own use and to her own 
Disposing (she paying my just Debts and funerel Charges), and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 293 

all my Lands where I now Dwell During the time that she Re- 
mains my widdow : and if she should marry again then she shall 
have one third part of my Lands During her naturel Life; and 
after that I give my s'^ Lands to be Divided amongst y^ Children 
of my three sisters Namly Elisabeth Prudence & Sarah ; to the 
Children of Each sister an Equel shair: to them their heirs and 
assigns for ever — 

Item: I give and bequeath to my Son in Law Joseph hanson 
two hundred pounds old Tenner in Dollers at six pounds apeice 
to be payd by my s^ wife at my Decease; and Lastly I Constitute 
make and ordain my friend Elijah Estes to be Sole Execu- 
tor * * * 

Richard Scammon 

[Witnesses] John Hanson, Isaac Young, Solomon Hanson. 
[Proved Oct. 26, 1763.] 



SARAH TOWLE 1762 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen april y° Sixteenth 1762 I Sarah 
Towle of Hampton in y^ Province of New Hampsh"" in New- 
England Tayleress Being weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis I Give & Bequeath to my sister Mary Hobbs all my 
Estate both Real & Personnally of All Sorts & Every kind to her 
& to her Assigns forever. 

I likewise Constitute make And ordain Morriss Hobbs of S** 
Hampton Sole Executor * * * 

her 

Sarah X Towle 

Mark 

[Witnesses] Jonathan Towle, S" [Simon] Hobbs, John Weeks. 
[Proved May 26, 1762.] 



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PETER COOK 1762 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of Peter Cook of Somersworth, 
yeoman, granted to Nathaniel Cook April 16, 1762,] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 336.] 

[Bond of Nathaniel Cook of Somersworth, yeoman, with 
Charles Baker of Somersworth and Nathaniel Home of Dover, 
yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, April 16, 1762, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, William 
Vaughan.] 

[Warrant, April 16, 1762, authorizing Charles Baker and 
Nathaniel Home to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 28, 1762; amount, £3660. 4. o; signed by 
Charles Baker and Nathaniel Horne.l 



NOAH MARDEN 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

[Guardianship of Joseph Marden, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Noah Marden of Portsmouth, granted to Joseph 
Lowe April 20, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 333. J 

[Bond of Joseph Lowe, tinman, with Mark Langdon, gentle- 
man, as surety, both of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, April 20, 
1762, for the guardianship of Joseph Marden; witnesses, Enoch 
Hoag, Samuel Waters.] 



SAMUEL SMITH 1762 NORTH HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen April 22^^ 1762 I Samuel Smith of 
North Hampton in the Province of New Hampsh' in New Eng- 
land Husbandman Being Weak in body * * * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 295 

Imprimis I Give & Bequeath to my Son Samuel Smith all my 
Estate Both Real & Personnall of All Sorts & of Every Kind to 
him & his Assignes forever excepting what is hereafter Men- 
tioned — 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter in Law Mary Bunker 
Two Pair of Sheep one Three Year old Heffer & one Hundred 
Pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Said Son Samuel Smith when 
She comes to the Age of Eighteen Years — 

I Likewise Constitute Make i\nd ordain David Page and James 
Godfrey both of North Hampton Aforsaid Executors * * * 

his 
Samuel + Smith 
mark 

[Witnesses] Jonathan Page, henrey batchelder, John Weeks. 
[Proved July i6, 1766.] 

[Inventory, July 22, 1766; amount, £370. 15. o; signed by 
Reuben Dearborn and Levi Dearborn.] 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £186. 4. 6; expenditures, 
£210. 19. 5^; allowed Jan. 26, 1769.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £48. 7, 8^; expenditures the 
same; filed July 13, 1771.] 



BENJAMIN SWETT 1762 HAMPTON FALLS 

In the Name of God Amen The fifth Day of May In the 
Second Year of the Reign of King George the third Over Great 
Brittain &c; annoque Domini 1762, I Benjamin Swett of 
Hampton falls In the Province of New Hampshire Gentleman 
being at this time tho' weak in Body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Wellbeloved wife Mary 
The Improvement of one third of my Real Estate as the Law 
Gives to the widow of An Intestate. And of my Personal Estate 



296 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

I Give her the Houshold Goods which she bro't with her at 
our Marry age 

Item I Give unto my two Daughters Sarah Dearborn and 
EHsabeth Bachelder all the Remainder of my Houshold Goods 
Equally Between them 

And All the Remainder of my Estate both Real and Personal 
after my Debts and funeral Charges are Paid I Give to my Son 
Moses Swett and to my two Daughters abovenamed in the 
following Manner Namely One half to my Said Son Moses and 
the Other half Equally Divided Between my Said Daughters 
and my Will is that what is here Given shall be to Each of them 
their Heirs and Assigns 

And further my will is and I Do hereby Order That if any 
Demand shall be made on my Estate on account of a Bond which 
I Gave to M'^ Richard Toppan of Newbury the Condition of 
which was that my Said Son Moses Swett with his wife Enice 
should make a Good Deed of Conveyance of a Certain House 
and Land in Newbury to said Toppan when Said Eunice arrived 
to the age of twenty one Years Or nearly of the Purport here 
mentioned : If said Deed is not Given and any thing is Paid Out 
of my Estate on Account of Said Bond Then whatever is Paid on 
that Account is to Come Out of what I have Given to my Said 
Son Moses his share to be so much Less than half 

Lastly I Constitute And Appoint my Sons in Law Levi Dear- 
born and David Bachelder Executors * * * 

The mark of 
Benjamin X Swett 

[Witnesses] Meshech Weare, John Green, John Chasse juner. 
[Proved June 14, 1762.] 

[Warrant, June 14, 1762, authorizing Meshech Weare and 
Henry Roby, yeoman, both of Hampton Falls, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, June 15, 1762; amount, £14,557. 12. o; signed by 
Meshech Weare and Henry Roby.] 



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ELEAZER QUINBY 1762 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of Eleazer Quinby of Hampton 
Falls granted to Abigail Quinby May 10, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 346.] 

[Bond of Abigail Quinby of Hampton Falls, widow, with 
Joseph Ham and Thomas Peverly, both of Portsmouth, yeomen, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, May 10, 1762, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate of Eleazer Quinby, cordwainer; witnesses, 
Samuel Waters, William Vaughan.] 

[Warrant, May 10, 1762, authorizing Capt. Richard Nason, 
gentleman, and Jeremiah Lane, tailor, both of Hampton Falls, 
to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 19, 1762; amount, £2409. 5. o; signed by 
Richard Nason and Jeremiah Lane.] 



REUBEN HAYES 1762 DOVER 

In The Name of God Amen, The Tenth Day of May Anno 
Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty two. I Reuben 
Hayes of Dover in y" Province of New-Hamp"^ in New England 
Husbandman, being very much Indisposed in Body * * * 

Imprimis, I Give unto my beloved wife Abigail Hayes, whom I 
make & ordain Sole Executrix of this my last will & Testament, 
the free & full use & Improvement Profit & Income of all my Real 
Estate, during y Term of her Continuing my widow. Except y* 
Produce of Such a Part of S^ Estate as was given to my honoured 
mother Sarah Hayes, in & by y last Will of my Honoured father 
Peter Hayes Deceas'd. I also give to my s'^ wife y Sole use & 
Improvent of my Dwelling House, Except y Chamber which 
my S"^ mother has commonly Improv'd for her own use, which I 
Reserve for her use So Long as she shall live unmarried. I also 
give to my s'^ wife y use & Improvement of my Barn, Except 



298 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Such a part of it as was Reserve! for y" use of my S^^ mother by y« 
afores'' will, y" use & Improvement of my s^ Dwelling House & 
Barn as aforesd I give to my s'^ wife During y aforesd Term of 
her Continuing my widow. But in Case she Shall marry then 
my will is that She Shall have her Proper Dowry, in my s'^ Real 
Estate & in y^ Buildings aforesd. I also give to my s'^ wife, to 
her own Disposall ye one half of my Movable Estate both within 
Doers & without, except one Yoke of oxen which I have in & by 
this will given to my Brother John's Son Reuben Hayes. I also 
give to my s"^ wife to her own Disposal my Negro man Named 
George. 

Item, I Give unto Daughter & only Child Susanna Hayes & to 
her Heirs & Assigns for ever, all my Estate both Real & Per- 
sonal, Except Such a Part of it as is otherwise Disposed of in & 
by this Will, But in Case my S'' Daughter Susanna, at her De- 
cease Should leave no Issue of her Body Lawfully Begotten Sur- 
viving, then my will is that my whole Estate that Shall then 
be Remaining both Real & Personal Shall be Equally Divided 
among my four Bretheren, namely Benjamin John Ichabod & 
Elijah Hayes. 

Item I Give unto Reuben Hayes y" Son of my s'' Brother John 
Hayes, one Yoke of oxen not under y^ age of four Years to be 
Delivered to my s^ Brother John Hayes, for y" use of his s<* Son 
Reuben, by my s^ Executrix within y^ Term of one Year after 
my Decease * * * 

His 

Reuben X Hayes 

Mark 

[Witnesses] John Wingett Jn% Ephraim Ham, Daniel Horn Jn'. 
[Proved May 26, 1762.] 

[Warrant, May 26, 1762, authorizing James Young and Daniel 
Home, both of Dover, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Sept. 29, 1762; amount, £22,190. 4. o; 
signed by James Young and Daniel Home, Jr.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 299 

JOSEPH BUSS 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Buss of Portsmouth 
granted to Mary Buss, widow, May 12, 1762.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 347.] 

[Bond of Mary Buss, with Wyseman Claggett and Thomas 
Hatch, hatter, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£1000, May 12, 1762, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Vaughan, Joseph March.] 

[Inventory, June 26, 1762; amount, £36,798. o. 6; signed by 
John Shackford and Cutts Shannon.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 22, 1781, authorizing Samuel Penhallow, Wil- 
liam Knight, Pierse Long, Supply Clapp, and Richard Hart, 
merchant, all of Portsmouth, to set off the widow's dower to 
Mary, wife of William Pearne.] 

Pursuant to the Warrant annexed. We the Subscribers have 
viewed the Real Estate of M"" Joseph Buss late of Portsmouth 
Shopkeeper deceas'd as shewn to us by Cap* William Pearne, 
consisting as follows \ iz* — 

The Mansion House, Land & Out Houses thereto belonging — 

Half the Mansion House heretofore own'd by the Father of 
said Buss the other half being now own'd by the Heirs of Cap' 
John Flagg dec^ — 

A Strip of Land Lying between the Est^ of James Stoodley 
Esq' dec* and the Estate of M"" James Gooch dec<* — 

A Tract of land Lying on the South Side of Queens Chappell so 
called and the buildings thereon, as described on the Plan — 

One Pitt Pew in the said Chappell, and half a pew in the first 
Gallery of the North Meeting House — 

Agreeable to the direction in said Warrant, We have according 
to the best of our Judgement set off to M" Mary Pearne, Wife of 
the said Cap' W"" Pearne one full third of said Estate as follows 
viz' — 



300 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 






Wes^^Iy on int 3t><cl ioxcLtnf ^*> ?At CAu.T'e^ 







e/i 



The Mansion House first above mention'd, bounded Easterly 
on the Street and runing Northerly from the Land of M' Gershom 
Flagg about forty seven feet, to the half House before mention'd, 
with the Land & Out Houses thereon, excepting and reserving to 
the said Half House the Priviledge of coming to the Cellarway 
thro* the Gate from the Street, Also so much of the Tract of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3OI 

Land Lying on the South side of Queens Chappell as is described 
by the red Lines on the Plan. 

The value of the Rent mention'd at the bottom of the War- 
rant, We find it impossible for us to Ascertain — Portsmouth 
18*'' April 1781 — 

Sam' Penhallow 
W™ Knight 
Pierse Long 
Supply Clapp 
R*i Hart 



DAVID McCLURE 1762 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of David McClure of Chester, 
yeoman, granted to Matthew Thornton May 13, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 347.] 

[Bond of Matthew Thornton of Londonderry, with Daniel 
Peirce and Daniel Rogers, apothecary, both of Portsmouth, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, May 13, 1762, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, Gilbert Horney, Edward Hart.] 



JONATHAN DUDLEY 1762 BRENTWOOD 

In the Name of God Amen. I Jonathan Dudley of y^ Parish 
of Brentwood in y Province of New Hampshire in New Eng- 
land Yeoman, Being weak of Body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved Wife Dinah 
Dudley the use and Improvement of my Homstead, with y' 
house & Barn and out Houses Standing on y Same, with all my 
stock of Cattle Horses and Sheep and Swine with all my out 
Door moveables (Excepting one Yoak of oxen) So long as She 



302 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

remains My Widow, also I Give to my Sd Wife all my Indoor 
moveables and Notes of hand to be at her Disposal forever, She 
paying My Debts and Funeral Charges as aforesd 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved Son Jonathan 
Dudley his heirs and assigns forever my Lott of Land by Esti- 
mation Forty Acres, more or Less; Lying on y westerly Side of 
Leu* Biley Lyfords home place only reserving for my wife ye 
Liberty of Cutting firewood on sd Lott for one fire So long as 
She remains my Widow, also I Give to my Son Jonathan Dudley 
aforesd one Yoak of Oxen to be Delivered him by my Executrix 
Immediately after my Decease also I Give to my Son Jonathan 
aforesd one Seventh part of y^ Timber Standing on my Hundred 
Acree Lott of Land in y'' Parish of Epping 

Item My will is y* my Son John Dudley Should help my Son 
Jonathan aforesaid about Building of a house to the Value of 
Three hundred pounds old Tenor in Labour John to have Suffi- 
cient length of time for y° Doing of s'^ Labour 

Item I Give Devise and Bequeath to my beloved Son John 
Dudley, his heirs and assigns forever, after the Decease or 
Second Marriage of my wife Dinah aforesd all my homstead, 
house, Barn, and out Houses, as also all y*' Stock and out Door 
moveables, which my wife Shall own at her Decease — 

Item I Give to my Granson Dudley Kimbel two Hundred 
Pounds old Tenor, or Thirty Three Milld Dollars To be paid by 
my Executrix; when he arives at y^ age of Twenty one Years. 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Grandaughter Elener Kim- 
bel when She arives at ye full age of Twenty one Years, one 
Hundred Pounds old Tenor, or Seventeen Milld Dollars, to be 
paid by my Executrix 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my beloved Daughters (Viz) 
Sarah Kelley, Elisabeth Greeley, Katharine Dudley, Dinah 
Dudley, Joanna Dudley & Marcy Dudley their Heirs and 
assigns forever, my Hundred acree Lott of Land (So Called) 
Lying in the Parish of Epping, be the Same more or Less, with 
all y« wood and Timber on y^ Same Excepting one Seventh part 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3O3 

which I have given in this my Will to my Son Jonathan Dudley 
Said land to be Equally Divided between my Sd Daughters 
Item I Give my Right in Pickpocket Mill to my Sons Jona- 
than & John Dudley 

Finally, I Do hereby Constitute Ordain & appoint my wel 
Beloved Wife Dinah Dudley to be Sole Executrix * * * in 
Witness whereof I Do hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 13*'' 
Day of May Anno Domini 1762, and in y Second Year of his 
Majesty's Reign 

his 
Jonathan X Dudley 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Nathaniel Trask, Jeremiah Ellsworth, Samuel 
Blake. 

[Proved June 30, 1762.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 13, 1762; amount, £14,451. o. o; signed by 
Samuel Dudley and Jeremiah Ellsworth.] 



PETER MANN 1762 WINDHAM 

[Additional account of James Wilson, administrator of the 
estate of Peter Mann of Windham; receipts, £170. 13. 10; ex- 
penditures, £192. o. o; allowed May 14, 1762.] 



ROBERT LOGAN 1762 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God amen the fourteenth day of may in the 
Second year of his majestys Ragien George the third and in the 
year of our lord God 1762 I Robert logan of londonderry in the 



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Province of newhampshier being very sick and weak in body 

* * * 

Imprimes I will that all my Just Debpts Be payed and my 
funerall Charges I Bequeath to my Loving wife Elesabeth 
Loggan the third part of my Real Estat During hir Life with 
hir Bedd & all y*' furniter Belong to it and all hir Body Cloaths 
together with third part of my personall Esteat at hir Dispoasal 
at hir Death — 

Itm I will that my Children Be kept one my Esteat untill 
they are seven year^ old: I will that that my wife should keep 
them untill they are seven years old she keeping them at Reson- 
able tearms 

Itam I give and bequeth all the rest of my Estate to my three 
Children viz Janet Logan and mary logan and Sarah logan and 
if any of them Should die before they Come to age their part of 
the Estate Shall go to the Surving Children, and if my wife 
Should now be with Child it shall have a shear Equal to the 
rest — 

I Will that so much off my Reall Estate shall Be sold as will 
pay my Just Depts what my personall will not pay — 

I Do hereby Constute apoint & ordaine my beloved frinds 
James Campbell and James taggart & James Ewens my Ex- 
cutors * * * 

Robert Logan 
his 

[Witnesses] John Holms, Robert Holms, David X Dunahew. 

mark 

[Proved June 25, 1762.] 

[Warrant, June 10, 1762, authorizing John Holmes and John 
Clark, both of Londonderry, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested June 24, 1762; amount, £7076. 15. o; 
signed by John Holmes and John Clark.] 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £294. 10. 4^; expendi- 
tures, £305. 12. 8X; allowed Sept. 24, 1777.] 



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SAMUEL TILTON 1762 HAMPTON FALLS 

In the Name of God Amen this Twentieth Day of May in the 
year of our Lord Christ One Thousand Seven hundred & Sixty 
two I Samuel Tilton of Hampton falls in the province of New 
Hampshire in New England Yeoman being at this time in a 
weak and low State of health * * * 

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Abigail, the 
use and improvement of all my Land where I now live, so long 
as She shall remain my widow and no longer; also the use & im- 
provement of one half my Dwelling house and Barn where I 
now live I also give her all my household goods and all my 
Creatures for her to Dispose of as she pleases and that my said 
wife in Case she shall marry again shall have no Interest in my 
Estate Except the household Goods and Creatures before Men- 
tioned 

Item I give and bequeath to my Sons Jethro and Reuben 
Tilton Each of them Twenty shillings Old Tenor to be paid by 
my Executor — 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Meribah Leavit 
Twenty shillings Old Tenor to be paid by my Executor — 

Item I give and bequeath to my Sons Ebenezer and Daniel 
Fifty Pounds Old Tenor to be paid to Each of them by my 
Executor when they shall arive to the age of Twenty one years 
and my will is, and I do hereby Order my Executor to take care 
that they be put to a good trade or Occupation when they shall 
Come to a proper age therefor 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughters Sarah Abigail 
Lydea and Elisabeth Thirty Pounds Old Tenor to be paid to 
Each of them by my Executor when they shall come to the age 
of Twenty one years or on Marriage Day 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Samuel Tilton to him 
his heirs and assigns all my home place where I now live con- 
taining about Twenty five acres be the Same more or less with 
the buildings thereon and all my movables without Doors of 
what Denomination Soever and what Soever Estate is Due or 



306 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of Right belonging to me Real or parsonal that is not Otherwise 
Disposed of in this my will I Give it to my said son Samuel and 
I Order him to pay all Such Debts as I owe and the Legacies 
mentioned in this my will and I hereby appoint him my Said 
Son Samuel Tilton Sole Executor * * * 

his 

Samuel X Tilton 

mark 

[Witnesses] Samuel Prescut, Stephen Healey, Jeremiah Lane. 
[Proved Oct. 29, 1766.] 

[Bond of Samuel Tilton, yeoman, with Jeremiah Lane, tailor, 
and Samuel Prescott, yeoman, as sureties, all of Hampton Falls, 
in the sum of £500, Oct. 29, 1766, for the execution of the will; 
witness, William Vaughan.] 



JONATHAN BOOTHBY 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen. I Jonathan Boothby of Ports- 
mouth in the Province of New Hampshire in New England 
Mariner, being Sick & Weak * * * 

Item. I Give to my Hon'd Mother a full Suit of Mourning 
Appearell to the Vallue of one Hundred & Twenty pounds old 
Tenor 

Item all the Rest Residue & Remainder of my Estate Real & 
Personall both in this Province & the County of York & also 
what I have & which of Right any ways belongs to me in Eng- 
land or in any Part of the West Indias or any other Place what- 
soever — 

In Consideration Thatt All that I have I Got by the favour 
Employ & Assistance of Daniel Warner of Portsmouth Aforesaid 
Esqr I Give Devise & bequeath the same to him to hold to him 
his Execut"^ Administrator and Assigns — And I Hereby Nom- 



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inate & Appoint him the Said Daniel Warner Esq' Sole Executor 
of this my Last will & Testament hereby Revoke Every Other 
Will by me in any manner made. In Witness whereof I have 
hereunto set my hand and Seal the 22**^ Day of May 1762 — 

Jon*" Boothby 

[Witnesses] Pierse Long, Jotham Blanchard, Daniel Sherburne. 
[Proved June 30, 1762.] 



THOMAS MILLETT 1762 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Millett of Dover 
granted to Love Millett May 25, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 447.] 

[Inventory, attested April 27, 1763; amount, £58,079. 10. o; 
signed by Alexander Caldwell and Samuel Emerson; includes 
" I Negroe woman aged 35 years, i Negroe wench aged 11 years, 
I D° D° aged 9 years, i Negroe boy aged 4 years, i D° boy & i 
D° Girle aged i year each be^ Twins."] 

[Administration de bonis non granted to Howard Henderson 
and Jonathan Hamilton March 8, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 185.] 

[Bond of Howard Henderson, mariner, and Ephraim Hanson, 
yeoman, both of Dover, with Jonathan Hamilton of Berwick, 
Me., and James Garvin of Somersworth as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, March 8, 1764, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, James Grouard, Joseph Senter.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £9843. 7. 2, personal 
estate; expenditures, £13,871. 11. o; allowed Sept. 4, 1773- and 
mentions as heirs of the estate Capt. Jones, Mr. Smith, Mr. 
Hamilton, Capt. Henderson, and Col. Wentworth.] 



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THOMAS SPEAR 1762 SALEM 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Spear of Salem 
granted to Gain Armour May 26, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 447.] 

[Bond of Gain Armour, with Samuel Morrison and John 
Cochran as sureties, all of Windham, yeomen, in the sum of 
£500, May 26, 1762, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, John Dinsmoor, John Cochran.] 

[Warrant, May 27, 1762, authorizing William Thom and John 
Morrow, both of Windham, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 25, 1762; amount, £167. 7. o; signed by Wil- 
liam Thom and John Morrow.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £9. 17. 2, personal 
estate; expenditures the same; allowed Aug. 28, 1765.] 



CHARLES McCLURG 1762 LITCHFIELD 

In the Name of God Amen I Cherles M'^Clurge of Litchfield 
in the Province of New Hamp"^ Yeoman Being Senceable of my 
Approaching Dissolusion * * * 

Item my will is that my well Beloved wife Esther M°Clurge 
have the Improvement of all my Estate Real and personal for 
her maintenance & Support During her Natural Life. 

Item I will to my son Robert M-'Clurge Eight Spanish Milld 
Dollers or Equivilent thereto in Hamp"" Money to be paid by my 
Execu" within one Year after my Decease which is his full part 
out of my Estate with what I have alredy Given him — 

Item I Give unto my son George M^Clurge all my wareing 
apperrel to be Given him at my Decease which is his full part 
out of my Estate with what I have allredy Given him. 

Item, I Give unto my son John M^Clurge Eight Spanish 
Milld Dollers or Hamp' money Equal thereto to be paid in one 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3O9 

year after my Decease which is his full part out of my Estate 
with what I have allredy Given him. 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Mallem 
Sixteen Spanish milk! Dollers or Hamp"^ Money Equal thereto 
to be paid within one Year after my Decease by my Executors 
out of my Estate 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Esther M'^- 
Clurge my Negro Child with sixteen Spanish Milld Dollers or 
in Hamp"^ money Equal thereto to be paid in one year after 
my Decease out of my Estate by my Executors. 

Item my will is that my son Thomas MacClurge have the 
Remainders of my Estate Real and Personal and all the Estate 
that shall be Left at my wifes Decease on that Condition and 
that only that he is at the Charge of Decently Buring me and my 
wife and paying the Leagacyes above said at the Time aforesaid. 
And my will is and I do here by Constitute ordain and make my 
Said wife Esther M''Clurge and my Said Son Thomas M^Clurge 
Executors * * * in Testimony whereof I have hereunto 
set my hand and Seal this 27**" day of may in the Second Year 
of his Majestyes Reign A D 1762 

his 
Charles X M<=Clurge 
mark 

[Witnesses] Alex"" Caldwell, James Nahor, Ja' Underwood. 
[Proved June 30, 1762.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 24, 1762, amount, £1800. 3. o; signed by 
James Nahor and James Underwood.] 



JONATHAN BLUNT 1762 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Blunt of Chester, 
gentleman, granted to Mary Blunt, widow, June 3, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 417.] 



3IO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Mary Blunt, with Samuel Emerson and John Under- 
hill as sureties, all of Chester, in the sum of £1000, June 3, 1762, 
for the administration of the estate : witnesses, Matthew Forsaith, 
Winthrop Sargent.] 

[Inventory, June 21, 1762; amount, £18,454. 15. o; signed by 
Samuel Emerson and Jabez French.] 

[Warrant, March 23, 1764, authorizing Samuel Emerson, 
Ebenezer Dearborn, Jr., gentleman, Jabez French, yeoman, 
John Webster, innholder, and Enoch Colby, gentleman, all of 
Chester, to divide the real estate.] 

Province of 1 By Virtue of an order from the Hon'*** 
New hampshire j Judge of Probate for said Province to make 
a Division of the Estate of Cap* Jonathan Blunt of Chester 
Deceased amongst the Heirs we have it as followeth 

I Set of to the widow for her thirds about Twenty Two acres 
of Land in the Homesteed bounded first at the south East 
comer at a stake and stones by John Robies Land then westerly 
by the High way sixty two Rods to a stake and stones: then 
about North East Fifty Six Rods to a stake and stones by 
Jabez Frenches Land Then Easterly by Said Frenches Land fifty 
four Rods to a stake and stones: then Southerly by said John 
Robies Land to the first bound mentioned : with that medow Lot 
of four acres Laying in the upper End of the Long medow N° 
thirty as that may appear by the Records of the same : and about 
Eighteen acres of Land Laying on the North East End of the 
aditionell Lot of fifty acres N° 86 bounded first at the North 
East Corner a Hemlock tree N° 86 then norwest forty two Rods 
to a maple tree marked then South west Seventy two Rods by 
nathan morss land to a stake and stones then south East acrost 
Said Lot to a stake and stones by Jonathan moultens Land, then 
streight to the first bound : with the whole of the New house and 
New Barn and the sider mill : But Reserving liberty to Pass and 
Repass to and from the old Barn to use and Improve that and 
Repare that as their may be occasion, and also the house. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3II 

2'y Set of to Joshua Blunt the Eldest Son two shares: first 
Twenty three acres being a Home Lot or first Division Bounded 
Northerly and Southerly on High ways Easterly on Benj» 
melvens Land and westerly on Leu' Eben"" Dearbons Land: then 
about Eighteen acres more Laying on the South westerly corner 
of the aditionel Lot N° 86, Bounded first at the South westerly 
corner a pine stump Being a Bound of Nathan morssis Land 
then north East by Said morsss Land 142 Rods to a stake 
and stones then South East twenty two Rods to a stake and 
stones then south west 142 Rods to a stake and stones then by 
the High way twenty two Rods to the first bounds: Together 
also with one Lot containing one Hundred and twenty acres 
Laying in Hales Town so called N° 89 and Half the Hundred 
acre Lot Nomber 89 the north End of said Lot both the said 
Lots being Laid out to the Right of Joseph Prescott also two 
thirds of the Easterly End of the Duble house from top to 
Bottem and two sixth parts of the old Barn 

3'>' Set of to Sam^i Blunt one single share: the first peace con- 
taining about Eleven acres and a Half Laying in the old mill 
Lot So Called Bounded first at the norwesterly corner at a 
stake and stones being the north Easterly bound of Docter 
Ordways Land : then Easterly by the High way twenty six Rods 
to a stake and stones being a Bound of Land set of to Sarah 
Blunt then South westerly to a stake and stones by the High 
way Leading towards Haverhill then northerly by said High 
way twenty four Rods to a stake and stones by Leu* Sam" 
Robies Land then North East by Said Robies and Docter 
ordways Lands to the first bounds: togather with one full third 
part of two Lots of Land in Hales Town So called that are 
Nomber forty one and forty two adjoyning togather Laid out 
to the Rights of John Brown and John Gove Jun-^ Laying in the 
midle of both said Lots and on the Southerly Side of what we 
have set of to Sarah Blunt with one full third part of the wes- 
terly End of the Duble house from Top to Bottem and one 
sixth part of the old Barn — 



312 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

4'y Set of to Sarah Blunt one single share containing about 
Eleven acres and a half Laying in the old mill Lot so called 
Bounded as followeth first at the north East corner at a stake 
and stones being a Bound of Land belonging to Sam^' Emerson 
Esq"" then westerly by the High way twenty six Rods to a stake 
and stones being a bound of Land this Day set of to Sam'^ 
Blunt then South westerly by Said Sam'' Blunts Land to a 
stake and stones by the High way Leading towards Haverhill 
then by said High way southerly four Rods to the said Emer- 
sons Land and so by his Land to the first bounds: with one full 
third part of two Lots of Land in Hales Town so called that are 
Nomber forty one and forty two and Laid out to the Rights of 
John Brown and John Gove Jun"^ Laying on the north End of 
both the said Lots with one full third part of the westerly End 
of the Duble house from top to bottem and one sixth part of the 
old Barn. 

5'y Set of to mary Blunt one single share containing about 
thirteen acres of Land Laying Between Leu* Sam" Robies Land 
and the Rev* m"^ John Wilsons Land and Bounding Easterly 
and Westerly on High ways together with one full third part of 
the two Lots of Land in Hales Town so called that are Nomber 
forty one and forty two and Laid out to the Rights of John 
Brown and John Gove Jun'^ Laying on the Southerly End of 
Both the said Lots and adjoyning to what Land we have Set of 
to Sam" Blunt and also one full third part of the westerly End 
of the Duble house from Top to Bottem and one sixth part of 
the old Barn — 

6'y Set of to Jonathan Blunt one single share the first peace 
containing about Eight acres and a half of Land Laying in the 
homesteed bounded as followeth: first at a stake and stones 
being the South East corner of the Burying place: then Easterly 
by the High way Seventeen Rods to a stake and stones being a 
bound of the Land set of for the widows thirds then Northerly 
acrost the said Lot to a stake and stones by Jabez Frenches 
Land being another bound of said thirds then westerly by said 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 313 

Frenches Land thirty two Rods to a stake and stones by the 
High way then by said High way and Burying place to the first 
bound : and secondly about seventeen acres of Land Laying on 
the South Easterly corner of the adition Lot N° 86 Bounded 
first at a stake and stones being the south westerly bound of 
Jonathan moultens Land then norwest by the High way twenty 
Rods to a stake and stones: then North East one Hundred and 
forty two Rods to a stake and stones then South East twenty 
Rods to Jonathan moultens Land : then South west by his Land 
to the first bound togather with one full half of that Hundred 
acre Lot in Hales Town so called that is Nomber 89 and Laid 
out to the Right of Joseph Prescutt Laying on the Southerly 
End of Said Lot with one full third part of the Easterly End of 
the Double house from top to Bottem and one sixth part of the 
old Barn. 

Chester april iS*'' 1764 Sam" Emerson 

Ebenezer Dearbon 
Enoch colby 
Jabez french 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £6249, 19. 8, personal 
estate; expenditures, £5300. 7. 7; allowed Oct. 31, 1765.] 

[Guardianship of Jonathan Blunt, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Jonathan Blunt, granted to Samuel Roby June 
24, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 460.] 

[Guardianship of Mary Blunt, granted to Thomas Flagg of 
Chester, trader, Aug. 25, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 524.] 

[Bond of Samuel Roby of Chester, with John Dudley of Deer- 
field and Abraham Perkins of Epping as sureties, in the sum of 
£100, June 24, 1767, for the guardianship of Jonathan Blunt; 
witnesses, William Parker. Jr., Robert Parks.] 

[Mary Blunt, minor, aged more than 14 years, daughter of 



314 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Capt. Jonathan Blunt, makes choice of Thomas Flagg as her 
guardian Aug. 17, 1767.] 

[Bond of Thomas Flagg, trader, with no sureties, in the sum 
of £500, Aug. 25, 1767, for the guardianship of Mary Blunt; 
witnesses, none.] 



JOHN STEVENS 1762 NEWINGTON 

[Administration on the estate of John Stevens of Newington 
granted to William Stevens June 3, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 396.] 

[Bond of William Stevens of Newington, yeoman, with Sam- 
uel Ham of Newington, yeoman, and Richard Furber of Ports- 
mouth, cooper, as sureties, in the sum of £500, June 3, 1762, 
for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Joseph March, 
William Vaughan.] 

[Warrant, June 3, 1762, authorizing John Knight and James 
Coolbroth, yeoman, both of Newington, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 23, 1762; amount, £438. 10. o; signed by 
John Knight, Jr., and James Coolbroth.] 



THOMAS CLARK 1762 AMHERST 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Clark of Amherst 
granted to Thomas Clark June 4, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 398.] 

[Bond of Thomas Clark, yeoman, with Benjamin Davis of 
Amherst, cooper, and John Chamberlain of Merrimack, gentle- 
man, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, June 4, 1762, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate; witnesses, Thomas Barnes, Hannah 
Chamberlain.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 315 

[Warrant, June 4, 1762, authorizing Solomon Hutchinson and 
Ephraim Lund, both of Amherst, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. i, 1763; amount, £3498. 5. o; signed by Sol- 
omon Hutchinson and Ephraim Lund.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £1146. 5. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £991. 10. o; allowed March 28, 1764.] 



ISAAC PARKER 1762 CHARLESTOWN 

[Administration on the estate of Isaac Parker of Charlestown, 
gentleman, granted to Ebenezer Putnam June 5, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 398.] 

[Bond of Ebenezer Putnam of Charlestown, yeoman, with 
Benjamin Bellows of Walpole and William Heywood of Charles- 
town, husbandman, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, June 5, 
1762, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, John 
Hastings, Jr., Lemuel Hastings.] 

[Inventory, May 26, 1762; amount £533. 11. 3^; signed by 
William Heywood and Samuel Hunt.] 

[Guardianship of Elijah Parker and Anna Parker, aged less 
than 14 years, children of Isaac Parker, granted to Ebenezer 
Putnam June 5, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 397.] 

[Bond of Ebenezer Putnam of Charlestown, yeoman, with 
Benjamin Bellows of Walpole and William Heywood of Charles- 
town, husbandman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, June 5, 
1762, for the guardianship of Elijah Parker and Anna Parker, 
aged less than 14 years, children of Isaac Parker of Charlestown, 
gentleman, deceased: witnesses, John Hastings, Jr., Lemuel 
Hastings.] 



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RICE KNOWLTON 1762 PELHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Rice Knowlton of Pelham, 
yeoman, granted to William Richardson June 9, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 397.] 

[Bond of William Richardson of Pelham, gentleman, with 
Joseph Wright of Salem, gentleman, and Samuel Greeley, Jr., of 
Nottingham West as sureties, in the sum of £500, June 9, 1762, 
for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Zebulon Foss, 
Joseph March.] 

[Inventory, June 15, 1762; amount, £1934. 5. o; signed by 
James Sherburne and Josiah Hamblett.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £1756. 6. 4; signed 
by Ezekiel Chase and James Sherburne, and attested Dec. 31, 
1762.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £1846. 1 1. 4; expendi- 
tures, £321. 15. 4; allowed June 8, 1763.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £1756. 6. 4; amount 
distributed, £1524. 16. o; allowed Nov. 17, 1763.] 



JOHN SELORGY 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Selorgy of Portsmouth, 
mariner, granted to Sarah Selorgy, widow, June 13, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 348.] 

[Bond of Sarah Selorgy, with Benjamin Dockum of Ports- 
mouth and Samuel Wilkinson of Nottingham, yeomen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £1500, June 30, 1762, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, Jr., Joseph 
March.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 317 

JVIARK JENNESS 1762 ROCHESTER 

In the Name of God amen I Alark Jennes of Rochester in the 
Province of New Hampshire Husbandman being Very Sick and 
weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath to abigail my well bloved wife 
the Income of the half of my Homesteaid Lot of Land whare I 
now Live togeather with the Improvement of the one half of my 
Buildings theairon Standing Rendering to hur Yearly by my 
oldest and Beloved son Daniel anualy with out any Charg to 
hur During hur Natural Life 

Item I give and bequeath to abigaile my beloved wife the 
one half of all my Stock of Cattel to Hur and Hur Desposal 
forever — 

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife abigail the 
one Half of a tract or parcel of Land by Estimation thirty 
achers be it more or Less Lying on the North East Side of the 
High way neer my house Joyning on the Norwest side to 
thomas Varney Jun" Land and the southest side and North 
East End to Benj* Dams Land to Hur and hur Desposeal Pro- 
vided Shee pay the one half of my Legasies which I Shall here- 
after menshon to be paid in money furthermore I give and 
bequeath to beloved wife abigail, the one Half of my housold 
furnature to hur and hur Despossel 

Item I give and bequeath to my Beloved Sone Daniel the 
one half of my home sted Lot of Land whare I now Live to- 
geather with the one half of the buldings and after the Decease 
of my beloved wife abigail then I give and bequeath to my 
Sone Daniel above said the other half of my home Staid farme 
or Lot of Land above named that to Say I give and bequeath 
the holl of my homestid farm or Lot of Land and buldings to 
him my Son Daniel after the Death of my wife. I also give and 
bequeath the one half of my Stock of Cattel to my Son Daniel 
above said to him and his Desposal furthermore I give and 
bequeath to my son Daniel the other half of the other Lot of 



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Land on the other side of the Heighway the other being alredy 
given to my wife abagil I also Do appint my said son Daniel 
to pay my Lawfull Debts and the one half of my Legacies 

Item I give and bequeth to my well beloved Daughter 
Hannah Seventy five pounds new tener to be paid within one 
Year after my Deseace to be paid by my beloved wife, and my 
son Daniel, as above said and in the same maner I also give and 
bequeth to my Daughter hannah the one half of my housould 
furnature to hur and to hur Disposal 

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Cornelius 
thurty five pounds when he shall arive at the yers of twenty 
one in the Curancy that shall be then pasing at the Rate of 
Spanish mild Dolers at thurty Shillings a peace to be paid by 
my said beloved wife and son Daniel 

Item I give and bequeath to my well bloved other four 
Children Namly phena abigail Mark and Jonathan t waive 
pounds teen shillings each when my Dafters shall arive at the 
Yers of Eighteen and when my sones shall arive at the Years 
of twenty one in the maner above Exprest that is in the Cur- 
ancy that shall then be pasing at the Rate of Spanish mild 
Dolers at thurtey Shillings Pr Doler 

furthermore I Do Constitute make and ordain and appoiant 
my wife abigail, and my Son Daniel to be my Executors * * * 
in witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 
Seavententh Day of June and in the Second yeair of his majes- 
ties Reign King Gorge the thurd anno: Domini one thousand 
Seven Hundred and Sixty two 

Mark Jennes 

[Witnesses] Is^ Lebby, Isaac Miller, Hannah Varney. 
[Proved Aug. 25, 1762.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 25, 1762, authorizing Isaac Libby and Isaac 
Miller, both of Rochester, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 14, 1762; amount, £2643. 10. o; signed by 
Isaac Libby and Isaac Miller.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WHXS 319 

WILLIAM WRIGHT 1762 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of William Wright of New- 
castle granted to Sarah Wright, widow, June 22, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 348.] 

[Bond of Sarah Wright, with Benjamin Underwood, mariner, 
and George Walton, yeoman, as sureties, all of Newcastle, in 
the sum of £500, June 22, 1762, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Mary Prescott, Joseph Newmarch.] 

[Warrant, June 22, 1762, authorizing Meshech Bell, Jr., inn- 
holder, and Joseph Amazeen, fisherman, both of Newcastle, to 
appraise the estate of William Wright, mariner.] 

[Inventory, June 24, 1762; amount, £8. 9. o; signed by 
Meshech Bell, Jr., and Joseph Amazeen.] 



SAMUEL ADAMS 1762 DURHAM 

In the Name of God Amen The Twenty Second day of June 
One Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Two — I Samuel Adams 
of Durham in the Province of New Hampshire in New-England 
Phisician Being Sick & Weak * * * 

Imprimis — I Will & Bequeath to my loving Wife Rebecca 
one Third of my Estate as the Law directs — 

Item I Will & Bequeath to my loving Son Winburn Adams 
Five Pounds to be paid by my Executrix in Two Years after my 
Decease, having already made Provision for him some other 
Way — 

Item After my Funeral Charges & just Debts as aboves^^ are 
paid I Will & Bequeath my loving Children Phebe Drew, Sarah 
Sweat, Mary Adams & Josiah Adams all the Remainder of my 
Estate Real & Personal 1 to be Divided equally among them, to 
be to them their Heirs & Assigns forever 

And I do by these presents Constitute and appoint my 



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loving Wife Rebecca Adams to be my Sole & Lawful Execu- 
trix * * * 

Samuel Adams 

[Witnesses] Hubbard Stevens, James Smith, Moses Emerson. 
[Proved July 28, 1762.] 

[Warrant, July 28, 1762, authorizing Hubbard Stevens, tan- 
ner, and Ebenezer Thompson, physician, both of Durham, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Oct. 27, 1762; amount, £6861. 11. 6; 
signed by Hubbard Stevens and Ebenezer Thompson ; an addi- 
tion of £130 was made July 26, 1763.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £4189. o. o; and 
petition of the executrix for license to sell real estate; license 
issued March 22, 1764.] 



ISAAC CLOUGH, JR. 1762 SALEM 

[Administration on the estate of Isaac Clough, Jr., of Salem 
granted to Hannah Clough, widow, June 25, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 395.] 

[Bond of Hannah Clough, with Abiel Austin and Nathan 
Austin, yeomen, as sureties, all of Salem, in the sum of £500, 
June 25, 1762, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Joseph Wright, Andrew Balch.] 



MATTHEW MALLAM 1762 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Matthew Mallam of New- 
castle granted to Mary Mallam, widow, June 25, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 352.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 32 1 

[Bond of Mary Mallam, with William Branscomb and Simon 
Branscomb, mariners, as sureties, all of Newcastle, in the sum 
of £500, June 25, 1762, for the administration of the estate of 
Matthew Mallam, mariner; witnesses, William Vaughan, Joseph 
March. 1 



BENJAMIN CRAM, JR. 1762 BRENTWOOD 

In the Name of God Amen 

I Benjamin Cram Juner of Brintwood Husbandman being 
Sick & Thinking the time at hand that I shall depart this 
Life * * * 

Item I give & bequeth to my well beloved wife Abagail my 
Pue in the meeting-House, to be hers her heirs or assigns forever. 
I likewise give to my said wife all my Personal Estate that Re- 
mains over & above the Paying my said Debts & burial Excepting 
one feather bed & its furniture also I give to my Said wife all the 
Improvement & In Come of my house Barn & Lands Untill my 
Son Samuel Paterage arive to the age of fourteen years only She 
my Said wife to bring up my Said Son Sam" Patrage out of the 
same till he arive to the age of foreteen years after that my 
Said wife to have the one half of the Improvement of Said house 
barn & Land till my Said Son arive to the age of Twenty one 
after that Term She my Said wife to have the one Third Part of 
the Improvement of the Said house barn & Land dureing her 
natural Life Like as in Case of Intestates — 

I team I Give & bequeath to my Son Samuel Paterage his 
Heirs & assigns forever all my Estate both Real & Personal 
where it is or may be found which I am now possess*^ of or ought 
in Right & Justice to be in Possession of Excepting what I have 
otherwise disposed of as is above written Likewise my will is that 
after my Said son Sam'' Patrage arive to the age of Twenty one 
years If my said wife than Remain my widow that my S^ son 
Shall find her a Sufficient quantity of firewood Cut up at her dore 



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So long as she Remain my widow I Likewise hereby Constitute 
and appoint my father In Law Joseph Shaw of S'* Brintwood 
with my wife Sole Executors * * * in witness whereof I 
have hereto Set my hand & Seal this Twenty Sixth day of June, 
In the Second year of his Majesties Reign Anno: Domni 1762 

Benjamin Cram J"^ 

[Witnesses] Jonathan Cram, Jeremiah Row, Robert Row, 
Daniel Beede. 

[Proved Aug. 25, 1762.] 

[Bond of Joseph Shaw and Jonathan Cram, with Jeremiah 
Rowe as surety, all of Brentwood, yeomen, in the sum of £500, 
Aug. 25, 1762, for the execution of the will; witnesses, Cutts 
Shannon, William Parker.] 



WILLIAM NASON 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

[Guardianship of Samuel Nason, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of William Nason of Portsmouth, granted to Benja- 
min Mackay June 28, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 398.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Mackay, saddler, with Joseph Cotton, 
boat-builder, as surety, both of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, 
June 28, 1762, for the guardianship of Samuel Nason, son of 
William Nason, mariner; witnesses, William Johnson, Stephen 
Swett.] 



MARTIN SNYDER 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Martin Snyder of Portsmouth, 
mariner, granted to Elizabeth Snyder, widow, June 28, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 396.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 323 

[Bond of Elizabeth Snyder, with Cyprian Jeffrey and Joseph 
Tapley as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, June 
2S, 1762, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William 
Parker, William Vaughan.] 



THOMAS HUSE 1762 HAMPSTEAD 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Huse of Hampstead 
granted to Anna Huse, widow, June 30, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 396.] 

[Bond of Anna Huse, with John Atwood and Daniel Johnson, 
yeoman, as sureties, all of Hampstead, in the sum of £1500, June 
30, 1762, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Richard 
Bartlett, John Muzzey.] 

[Inventory, attested July 22, 1762; amount, £210. o. o; signed 
by John Hogg and John Muzzey.] 

[Thomas Huse of Kingston, aged more than 14 years, son of 
Thomas Huse of Kingston, deceased, with the consent of his 
mother, Anna Huse, makes choice of John Hogg as his guardian; 
dated at Hampstead Jan. 4, 1762; witnesses, Caleb Johnson, 
John Johnson.] 

[Guardianship of Thomas Huse, minor, son of Thomas Huse 
of Sandown, granted to John Hogg of Hampstead, gentleman, 
Jan. 28, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 307.] 

[Bond of John Hogg, with Samuel Evans of Portsmouth, 
cordwainer, as surety, in the sum of £500, Jan. 28, 1762, for the 
guardianship of Thomas Huse, son of Thomas Huse of Sandown ; 
witnesses, William Parker, Joseph March.] 



324 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ABRAHAM CLARK 1762 BARRINGTON 

[Administration on the estate of Abraham Clark of Harrington, 
husbandman, granted to Anna Clark, widow, June 30, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 397.] 

[Bond of Anna Clark, with Isaac Twombly and Paul Nute, 
both of Dover, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, June 30, 
1762, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Cutts 
Shannon, Richard Cutts Shannon.] 

[Warrant, June 30, 1762, authorizing John Garland and Sam- 
uel Brewster, both of Barrington, yeoman, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Sept. 29, 1762; amount, £778. 15. o; 
signed by Samuel Brewster and John Garland.] 

[Warrant, July 27, 1763, authorizing Benjamin Hayes and 
Eleazer Young, both of Barrington, yeomen, to receive claims 
against the estate.] 

[List of claims, Feb. 29, 1764; amount, £564. 13. o; signed by 
Eleazer Young and Benjamin Hayes.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £78. 15. o; personal 
estate; expenditures, £165. 10. o; allowed April 25, 1764.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £513. 15. o; expenditures, 
£531. I. o; allowed Dec. 28, 1764.] 

[Bond of Samuel Brewster of Barrington, with Otis Baker of 
Dover and James Knowles of Rochester, gentleman, as sureties, 
in the sum of £1000, June 13, 1775, for the administration de 
bonis non of the estate; witnesses, Samuel Hale, Jr., John Calfe.] 



JOHN JOHNSON 1762 HAMPSTEAD 

[Administration on the estate of John Johnson of Hampstead 
granted to Jesse Johnson June 30, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 398.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 325 

[Bond of Jesse Johnson, bookbinder, with John Muzzey, 
joiner, and Stephen Johnson, yeoman, as sureties, all of Hamp- 
stead, in the sum of £1500, June 30, 1762, for the administration 
of the estate ; witnesses, none.] 

[Inventory, attested Dec. 21, 1762; amount, £6369. 12. 6; 
signed by Benjamin Kimball and John Muzzey.] 

[Guardianship of Haines Johnson, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of John Johnson, granted to William Marshall of 
Hampstead, gentleman, March 26, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 164.] 

[Bond of William Marshall, with Asa Currier of Hampstead, 
yeoman, and Jonathan Carleton of Plaistow, gentleman, as 
sureties, in the sum of £5000, March 26, 1766, for the guardian- 
ship of Haines Johnson: witnesses, William Vaughan, William 
Parker.] 

[Bond of Jesse Johnson, gentleman, with Caleb Johnson and 
James Shepard, yeomen, as sureties, all of Hampstead, in the 
sum of £1000, Aug. 16, 1774, for the guardianship of Peter John- 
son, minor, aged more than 14 years, son of John Johnson: 
witnesses, Moses Johnson, Caleb Johnson, Jr.] 



SOLOMON LOUD 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Solomon Loud of Portsmouth 
granted to Abigail Loud, widow, June 30, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 398.] 

[Bond of Abigail Loud, with Edward Loud of Portsmouth, 
cordwainer, and Eliphalet Dam of Newington, yeoman, as sure- 
ties, in the sum of £2000, June 30, 1762, for the administration 
of the estate of Solomon Loud, cordwainer; witnesses, none.] 



326 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, June 30, 1762, authorizing Hunking Wentworth 
and Thomas Peirce, gentleman, both of Portsmouth, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, March 22, 1763; amount, £5468. o. o; signed by 
Hunking Wentworth and Thomas Peirce.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 15, 1794, authorizing Isaac Rindge, Jeremiah 
Libby, George Wentworth, George Gains, and Nathaniel Adams, 
all of Portsmouth, to divide the real estate.] 

[The committee having reported against the division of the 
real estate, the court decreed Feb. 18, 1795, that the whole be 
settled on Jacob Walden, who married Abigail Loud, daughter of 
the deceased, there being no son, he paying their respective 
shares to the heirs of Solomon Loud, oldest son, deceased, and to 
Bethiah Loud, Miriam Loud, Ann Guppy, Sarah Guppy, and 
Hannah Smith.] 

[Bond of Jacob Walden, trader, with George Hart, gentleman, 
and Joseph Akerman, cordwainer, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
in the sum of £560, Feb. 18, 1795, for payment as ordered; 
witnesses, Thomas Vincent, William Parker.] 



JOHN MALONEY 1762 MADBURY 

[Administration on the estate of John Maloney of Madbury, 
schoolmaster, granted to Margaret Maloney, single woman, 
June 30, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 398.] 

[Bond of Margaret Maloney of Madbury, with Samuel Davis 
of Madbury and Isaac Twombly of Dover, yeomen, as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, June 30, 1762, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Richard Cutts Shannon, Cutts Shannon.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 327 

[Warrant, Nov. 24, 1762, authorizing Joseph Daniel and Dan- 
iel Young, both of Madbury, yeomen, to appraise the estate; 
mentions Margaret Maloney as daughter of the deceased.] 

[Inventory, attested Dec. 29, 1762; amount, £410. 15. o; 
signed by Joseph Daniel and Daniel Young.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 29, 1762, authorizing Solomon Hanson of 
Dover and Daniel Young of Madbury, yeomen, to receive claims 
against the estate.] 

[List of claims, filed July 27, 1763; amount, £590. 6. 7; signed 
by Solomon Hanson and Daniel Young.] 



THOMAS MILLER, JR. 1762 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Miller of Somers- 
worth, physician, granted to John Gage June 30, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 397.] 

[Bond of John Gage of Dover, with Cutts Shannon of Ports- 
mouth, gentleman, and William Parker of Kingston as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, June 30, 1762, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Richard Cutts Shannon, Joseph March.] 

[Warrant, June 30, 1762, authorizing Moses Carr, physician, 
and Moses Stevens, yeoman, both of Somersworth, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 30, 1762; amount, £1136. 11. 6; signed by 
Moses Carr and Moses Stevens.] 

[Guardianship of Mary Miller and Eliakim Miller, children 
of Thomas Miller, Jr., of Somersworth, granted to Ebenezer 
Roberts Dec. 16, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 500.] 



328 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Ebenezer Roberts, with Joshua Roberts and Samuel 
Roberts as sureties, all of Somersworth, in the sum of £1000, 
Dec. 16, 1762, for the guardianship of Mary Miller and Eliakim 
Miller, aged less than 14 years, children of Thomas Miller, Jr., 
mariner; witnesses, Thomas Wibird, Mary Wendell.] 



JOSEPH MOULTON 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Moulton of Ports- 
mouth, blacksmith, granted to Joseph Moulton June 30, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 397.] 

[Bond of Joseph Moulton, blacksmith, with William Fuller- 
ton, painter, and John Nelson, goldsmith, as sureties, all of 
Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, June 30, 1762, for the admin- 
istration of the estate; witnesses, Cutts Shannon, Richard Cutts 
Shannon.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 25, 1762, authorizing John Shackford and 
Cutts Shannon, gentleman, both of Portsmouth, to appraise 
the estate; mentions Joseph Moulton as son of the deceased.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 27, 1763; amount, £1089. 2. o; signed by 
John Shackford and Cutts Shannon.] 



RICHARD ROGERS 1762 DUNBARTON 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Rogers of Starks- 
town granted to James Rogers June 30, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 398.] 

[Bond of James Rogers of Londonderry, with James Paul of 
Londonderry, trader, and John Hogg of Hampstead as sureties, 
in the sum of £1500, June 30, 1762, for the administration of 
the estate; witnesses, William Parker, Jr., Joseph March.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 329 

[Warrant, June 30, 1762, authorizing Caleb Page and Capt. 
William Stark, both of Dunbarton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 20, 1762; amount £775. o. o; signed by 
Caleb Page and William Stark.] 



JAMES THOMPSON 1762 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of James Thompson of Dur- 
ham granted to Mary Thompson, widow, June 30, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 397.] 

[Bond of Mary Thompson, with Eliphalet Daniels, gentle- 
man, and Nathaniel Thompson, trader, as sureties, all of Dur- 
ham, in the sum of £500, June 30, 1762, for the administration 
of the estate of James Thompson, mariner; witnesses, Cutts 
Shannon, Joseph March.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 20, 1762; amount, £1825. o. o; signed by 
Hubbard Stevens and Joseph Sias.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Dec. 25, 1765; amount, 
£1229. o. 4; signed by Moses Emerson and Joseph Sias.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £71. 5.0; expendi- 
tures, £45. 5. o; mentions "Maintenance of one of the Children 
of the Deceasd three years"; allowed Aug. 27, 1766.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £1385. 2. 10; amount 
distributed, £520. o. o; allowed Sept. 24, 1766.] 



EBENEZER LIGHT 1762 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Ebenezer Light of Exeter, 
gentleman, granted to Samuel Hall July 13, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 417.] 



330 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Samuel Hall of Exeter, tanner, with Philip Fowler, 
Jr., and Francis Follett, both of Newmarket, yeomen, as sure- 
ties, in the sum of £500, July 13, 1762, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, David Brewster, T. Greenwood.] 

[Warrant, July 13, 1762, authorizing Theophilus Smith and 
Capt. James Leavitt, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 22, 1762; amount, £1816. 5. 6; signed by 
Theophilus Smith and James Leavitt.] 

[Ebenezer Light, Nathaniel Boardman, and Samuel Rust, 
heirs to the estate, petition April i, 1776, for the appointment 
of Capt. Benjamin Boardman as administrator de bonis non.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Boardman, with James Leavitt, gentle- 
man, and Matthias Weeks, currier, as sureties, all of Exeter, in 
the sum of £500, April 24, 1776, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, William Parker, John Prescott.] 

[Account of the administrator, receipts, £2068. 14. o; expend- 
itures, £1003. 19. 10; mentions "To Olive Light Cloaths of 
her Mothers. ... To Hannah & Mary Light D°"; al- 
lowed Oct. 31, 1776.] 



JOANNA WETHERBEE 1762 CHARLESTOWN 

In the Name of God Amen — The Sixteenth Day of July 
A D. one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty two I Johanna 
Wetherbe of Charlestown in the Province of Newhampshire 
Widow, being Very weak in Body * * * 

In the first Place, I Give and Bequeath to my Eldest Daugh- 
ter Rachel putnim and hir Heirs a thirty acer Lott of Land In 
Charlstown aforesd being the thirty acers belonging to the 
Right of Abijah Wetherbe Decesed Now my Property Which 
with what She has had Is hir part In my Estate 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 33 1 

Secondly I Give and Bequeath to my Eldest son Jonathan 
Wetherbee my House and Land I Now Live on being the Land 
I Bought of Peters Labree as also a five acer Lott In the Grate 
Meadow adjoinin to y^ Land of Moses Willard be y" s'^ Lott 
more or Less as also my Cow and my two Hoggs as also the one 
half of the undivided Land In Charlestown aforesd Exept one 
hundred acres I Give to my Daughter Johanna which Is to be 
y^ full of his part In my Estate 

third I Give and bequaeth to my Dauighter Abigail Willard 
y« wife of James Willard togather with hir husband the one 
half of a whole Right or Share of Land In Rockingham to be 
devided between them and Susanna Witherbe for Quantity and 
Quallaty 

fouthly I Give to Susanna Wetherbe my third Dauighter the 
one half of the above Said Right In Rockingham to be Devided 
With hir and hir Brother and sister Willard as above and I also 
Give and bequeeth to my sd Dauighter the one half of my house 
Hold Goods and furniture and my said Dauighter Is to have 
out of my Estate besid what I will Hir the portion Givn Hir by 
Hir father which Lyeth In my hands 

fifthly I Give and Bequeath to my Dauighter Johanna Weth- 
erbe one hundred acer Lott being the first Lott In the Draught 
that Is to draw as also a three acer Meadow Lott In y'' Grate 
meadow being the Lott I Now Clame as also the one half of my 
household Goods & furniture to be Divided with hir sister 
Susanna also I Give hir my Gould Necklase as also y^ Portion 
Lift Hir by hir father which Lyeth In my Estate 

Item I Give and Bequeeth to my well Beloved son Samuel 
Wetherbe a Note I have aganst him for fifty Dollors as also the 
one half of the undevided Land In Charlstown aforesd Except 
the hundred acers willed to Johanna as aforementioned which 
Is to be the full of his Portion In my Estate 

Item I Give and Bequeath to My Son Samson one Whole 
Right or Share of Land In the Township of Chesterfeild Except 
one Lott being the Right Drawn to my own Name bing the full 



332 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of his Portion out of my Estate with thirteen pounds six 
shillings and Eight pence Lawfull money which Is to be paid 
for y^ Lott Reserved being Sold & to have the Duty done on s** 
Right s^ money & Intrest to be paid when my son Is twenty 
one years of age 

Item I Give and Bequeath all and Every thing and part that 
shall Remain of my Estate Nott Willed as above after my Just 
Debt and funaral Charges are Paid to be Equally Divided 
between my four Dauighters viz Rachel putnum Abigal Willard 
Susanna Wetherbe and Johanna Wetherbe and I Do Constitute 
and appoint my Son In Law James Nutting Willard to be Sole 
Executore * * * 

hir 
Johanna X Wetherbe 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Benj'' Sawyer, Deliverance Sawyer, B Bellows. 
[Proved Sept. i8, 1762.] 

[Agreement of James Nutting Willard, yeoman, Thomas 
Putnam, husbandman, Jonathan Wetherbee, gentleman, Su- 
sanna Wetherbee, and Joanna Wetherbee, all of Charlestown, 
Dec. 8, 1762, for the payment of debts due from the estate of 
their mother, Joanna Wetherbee; witnesses, William Heywood, 
Ebenezer Putnam.] 



WILLIAM BENNETT 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Bennett of Ports- 
mouth granted to William Bennett July 19, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 403.] 

[Bond of William Bennett, joiner, with Cutts Shannon, gen- 
tleman, and Michael Whidden, joiner, as sureties, all of Ports- 
mouth, in the sum of £500, July 19, 1762, for the administration 
of the estate of his son, William Bennett; witnesses, William. 
Parker, Benjamin Odiorne.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 333 

MORRIS HALEY 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Morris Haley of Portsmouth, 
mariner, granted to James Stoodley, gentleman, and Martha 
Haley, widow, July 23, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 417.] 

[Bond of James Stoodley and Martha Haley, with Jacob 
Sheafe and John Penhallow, shopkeepers, as sureties, all of 
Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, July 23, 1762, for the admin- 
istration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, Cutts Shan- 
non.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £596. 9. 7; expen- 
ditures the same; allowed April 2^] , 1767.] 



SAMUEL DAM 1762 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Dam of Dover, yeo- 
man, granted to Elizabeth Dam, widow, July 25, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 417.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Dam, with Joseph Hicks, gentleman, and 
Elijah Bunker, yeoman, as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of 
£500, July 25, 1762, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Thomas Parker, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 20, 1762; amount, £22,477. 10, o; signed 
by Ephraim Hanson.] 

[Moses Paul of Dover renounces administration on the estate 
Aug. 10, 1764, in favor of Capt. Joseph Hicks.] 

[Administration de bonis non granted to Joseph Hicks Aug. 
20, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 277.] 



334 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Joseph Hicks of Madbury, gentleman, with Clement 
Meserve of Dover, yeoman, and Samuel Hale of Portsmouth as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Aug. 20, 1764, for the administra- 
tion de bonis non of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, 
William Vaughan.] 



NATHANIEL DRAKE, JR. 1762 HAMPTON 

[Bond of Nathaniel Drake, gentleman, with Jonathan Moulton 
and Thomas Page, yeoman, as sureties, all of Hampton, in the 
sum of £1000, July 28, 1762, for the guardianship of John, 
Ephraim, Abigail, Abial, and Jane Drake, minors, children of 
Nathaniel Drake, deceased, "son of the above bounden Na- 
thaniel Drake"; witnesses, John Neal, Richard Cutts Shannon.] 



MARGARET CHAMBERS 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Margaret Chambers of 
Portsmouth, widow, granted to Cutts Shannon Aug. 7, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 419.] 

[Bond of Cutts Shannon, with Hunking Wentworth and Daniel 
Rogers, apothecary, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£1000, Aug. 7, 1762, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Joshua Brackett, Edward Ayers.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 23, 1762; amount, £10,972. 15. o; signed by 
John Shackford and James Stoodley.] 

[Administration de bonis non on the estate of Margaret 
Chambers of Portsmouth, widow, granted to Hunking Went- 
worth and Mary Shannon Feb. 29, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 182.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 335 

[Bond of Hunking Wentworth and Mary Shannon, widow, 
with James Stoodley, innholder, and John Penhallow, shop- 
keeper, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, Feb. 
29, 1764, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Clement 
March, James Pickering, Jr.] 

[Caveat of William Gerrish of Berwick, Me., cousin and one of 
the heirs of Margaret Chambers, and in behalf of Charles Gerrish 
of Cumberland County, gentleman, Bridget Lord, wife of John 
Lord of Berwick, gentleman, and other heirs, May 7, 1764, 
against the allowance without notice of the account of the 
administrators of the estate of Cutts Shannon, lawyer, the 
account claiming "an allowance for the Said Cutts Supporting 
and maintaining the said Margaret in her life time."] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £9972. 15. o; ex- 
penditures, £9308. 2. 5; allowed Jan. 22, 1772.] 



ZERUBBABEL KEMP 1762 MOLLIS 

[Administration on the estate of Zerubbabel Kemp of Hollis, 
yeoman, granted to William Brooks Aug. 12, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 417.] 

[Bond of William Brooks, with Stephen Powers and Jonas 
Flagg as sureties, all of Hollis, in the sum of £1000, Aug. 12, 1762, 
for the administration of the estate ; witnesses, William Vaughan, 
William Parker.] 

[Inventory, July 9, 1762; amount, £4281. 8. 8; signed by John 
Hale and Stephen Powers.] 

[Guardianship of Thomas Kemp, minor, son of Zerubbabel 
Kemp, granted to Stephen Ames Aug. 12, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 433.] 



336 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Stephen Ames, with Stephen Powers and Jonas 
Flagg as sureties, all of Hollis, in the sum of £500, Aug. 12, 1762, 
for the guardianship of Thomas Kemp; witnesses, William 
Vaughan, William Parker.] 

[Guardianship of Zerubbabel Kemp, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Zerubbabel Kemp, granted to Jonas Flagg Aug. 12, 
1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 433.] 

[Bond of Jonas Flagg, with Stephen Ames and Stephen Powers 
as sureties, all of Hollis, in the sum of £500, Aug. 12, 1762, for 
the guardianship of Zerubbabel Kemp; witnesses, William 
Vaughan, William Parker.] 



HENRY MOULTON 1762 SANDOWN 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Moulton of Sandown 
granted to Henry Moulton Aug. 16, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 429.] 

[Bond of Henry Moulton, with John Hersey and Moses Heath 
as sureties, all of Sandown, yeomen, in the sum of £1000, Aug. 
16, 1762, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Nathan- 
iel Batchelder, Anna Batchelder. The bond is signed by Nico- 
demus Watson instead of Moses Heath.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 16, 1762, authorizing Ichabod Shaw and James 
Taylor, both of Sandown, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 23, 1762; amount, £3265. 15. o; signed by 
Ichabod Shaw and James Taylor.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 337 

JOSEPH PARK 1762 WINDHAM 

In the Name of God amen : I Joseph Parke of Windham within 
the Province of New hampshire in New England yeoman Being 
Sick and Indisposed in Body * * * 

Item my will is that my well beloved Dough ter Marry Parke 
Shal have and In joy the articles of my houshould forneture 
that Shall Be here after mentioned; they are as foUoweth: one 
feather Bed with all its forneture and al the Body Cloths, that 
Did Belong to my well Beloved Wife hire Mother with one 
Chest of Drawers and one plan Chest; and Likewise all my 
putter and Iron pots and Tramal tongs hand lorns & fair Shovle 
and my Ovel Table and a Smal Bible y* was hire Mouthers and 
two flaix Combs 

Item my will is: that my welbeloved Brother Allexander Parke 
Shall have my grate Bible 

Item my Will is that my Brother in Law Hugh Smylie Shal 
have my Strait Cote & Jacket y* was my fathers — 

and my Brother Robart parke shal have my grate Cote — 

Item my will is that my Brother Allexander park Shall have 
my Broad axe and all my Carpenter tools and Like wise my 
Bevar hatt and hores Whipe and my Largest plow and and 
lorns — 

Item — my Will is y* my Brother Robart Parke Shal have my 
Sadie and Bridle 

Item my will is that the Remainder of my Real & personal 
Estate Exclusive of what is above mentioned Shal be Sold By my 
Exacutor as Soon as Conveniant oppcrtunity will offer and as 
my Exacutors will judge Convenient and the money to be put to 
Intrest for the Benefit of my Doughter and for hire use: But in 
Case my Doughter Should Die Before Shee arive at full age ; then 
my will is that hire money Shal be Devided too and amoungst 
my Beloved Brothers and Sisters Namely Robart park and 
Allexander park and Janet park Sarah Boys and Marry Smylie 
Namely Allexander Parke three Shares Robart parke and Marry 



338 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Smylie Each of them two Shares and Janet parke & Sarah Boys 
Each of them one Share and I Do hereby Constitute Nominate 
and appoint my Well beloved Brothers Robart park and Alexan- 
der Parke my Exacutors * * * in Witness whereof I have 
here unto Set my hand and Seal this Eighteenth Day of august in 
y Second year of his Majesties Reign anno domi 1762 

Joseph Park 

[Witnesses] David Smiley, Joseph Smith, John Morison. 
[Filed May 25, 1763.] 

[Inventory, May 18, 1763; amount, £6375. 4. 8; signed by 
Samuel Morrison and John Cochran.] 

[Account of the executors ; receipts, £9262. 1 1 . o ; expenditures, 
£2866. 6. o; allowed Jan. 25, 1764.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £7729. 15. 10; expenditures, 
£711. 7. 6; allowed April 26, 1769.] 



HENRY PILLSBURY 1762 NEWTON 

In the Name of God Amen : the twenty fourth Day of August 
One Thousand seven hundred & sixty two I henry Pilsbury Late 
of Newbury in the County of Essex in the Province of the 
masachusetts Bay in New England But Now Resident in New- 
town in the Province of New hampshire Being at this Present 
time through Gods Goodness of Perfect understanding tho: 
under Bodily indisposition * * * 

2ndly: I Give & Bequeath unto my wel Beloved Daughter 
Susanna Luis five shillings old tenor as Dollars at 45 shillings 
apeice — 

^rdiy J Give & Bequeath unto my wel Beloved Daughter 
Elizebeth Leman five Pounds old tenor as Dollars at 45 shillings 
apeice — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 339 

4thly I Give & Bequeath unto my Brother Thomas Galley all 
my Real or Personal Estate or moveables Bills Bonds Notes of 
hand Books or Book Debts and all other my Estate of what Ever 
Name or Denomination so Ever and I Do hereby order my 
Executor hereafter named to pay unto my above s** Daughter 
Susanna Luis five shillings old tener as above said in one year 
after my Decease which is the whole of her Portion with what she 
hath already had : I also order my said Executer to pay unto my 
above Said Daughter Elizebeth Leman five pounds old tener as 
above said in one year after my Decease which is the whole of her 
Portion with what she hath allready had — 

And I Do now Revoke & make void all other wills & testaments 
Before By me made & apoint order and Gonstitute my above 
said Brother thomas Gaily Soul Executor * * * 

his 

henery X pilsbry 

mark 

[Witnesses] Jonathan farren, Aaron Gurrier, Gideon Bartlet. 
[Proved Nov. 25, 1762.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 25, 1762, authorizing Jonathan Ferrin and 
Aaron Gurrier, both of Newton, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Jan. 17, 1763; amount, £94. o. o; signed 
by Jonathan Ferrin and Aaron Gurrier.] 



JEREMIAH FARRINGTON 1762 AMHERST 

[Administration on the estate of Jeremiah Farrington of Am- 
herst, yeoman, granted to John McGlenche Sept. 10, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 433.] 

[Bond of John McGlenche of Merrimack, yeoman, with John 
Ghamberlain of Merrimack, gentlemen, and James Gochran of 
Amherst, yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Sept. 10, 



340 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

1762, for the administration of the estate of Jeremiah Farrington 
of Amherst, yeoman; witnesses, John Harvell, Hannah Cham- 
berlain,] 

[Inventory, Jan. i, 1763; amount, £557. 15. 6; signed by Solo- 
mon Hutchinson and William Howard; addition of two lots in 
New Ipswich, £100. o. o, was made June 19, 1764.] 

[Bond of John McClenche of Merrimack, yeoman, with 
Ebenezer Parker of Chelmsford, Mass., gentleman, and Samuel 
Tenney of Littleton, Mass., yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, April 18, 1763, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Andrew Bordman and Joseph Blanchard.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £811. 2. 2; ex- 
penditures, £861. 12. 2; mentions "Sundries paid the Widow 
. . . . Supporting one of the Deceasds Children and Cloath- 
ing, the Widow not being able to support him .... main- 
taining one of the Deceasds Children 83 weaks"; allowed June 
27, 1763-] 



ROBERT ODIORNE 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Robert Odiorne of Portsmouth in 

the Province of New Hampshire Merch* being Sick and Weak 

* * * 

Item I give & Devise to my honor'd mother Mehetabel 
Odiorne all my Real Estate in the Province of New Hampshire 
the Province of the Mass" Bay or in any other place whatsoever 
to hold to her during her Natural Life and after her Decease to 
Come to my Sister Mehetabel to hold to her & to her Heirs & 
assigns for ever — Item I give to my Brother Daniel my Sister 
Peirce & my Sister Appleton fifty pounds to Each to be paid 
within One Year and also fifty pounds among the Children of my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 34 1 

Brother Jotham Deceasd all the Rest of my Estate of Every Sort 
& kind whatsoever I give & bequeath the Same to my Said 
Mother to dispose & apply as she shall See Cause to her own or 
any other Persons use at her pleasure And I also Constitute & 
appoint her to be Sole Exec * * * 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the 
iS*'^ Day of Sept^ 1762 

Rob* Odiorne 

[Witnesses] Daniel Rogers, Mary X McCarty her Mark, 
William Parker. 

[Proved Oct. 29, 1762.] 

[Bond of Mehitabel Odiorne, Jr., of Portsmouth, single 
woman, to her mother, Mehitabel Odiorne, widow, in the sum of 
£1000, Sept. 29, 1762, for the debts of the estate without inven- 
tory; witnesses, Simon Pope, Peter Pearse.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 297.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 28, 1763; amount, £35,368. 18. 7; signed by 
Eleazer Russell and Samuel Penhallow.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Feb. 16, 1764; amount, 
£54,029. 2.1; signed by Eleazer Russell and Samuel Penhallow.] 

[Account of the executrix; receipts, £37,980. 6. 4; expendi- 
tures, £18,230. 6. 4; allowed April 24, 1765.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £19,750. o. o; 
allowed May 2, 1765; an additional distribution of £7007. o. o 
was allowed Oct. 14, 1765.] 

[Additional account of the executrix; receipts, £365. 10. 3; 
expenditures, £64. 13. 7; allowed Feb. 2, 1770.] 

[Additional distribution of £6016. 13. 4 to the creditors, al- 
lowed Feb. 8, 1770.] 

[Additional account of the executrix; receipts, £557. 6. 6; ex- 
penditures, £57. 6. 6; allowed June 30, 1771.] 



342 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Additional distribution of £500 to the creditors, allowed July 
3, 1771-] 

[Administration granted to Robert Odiorne Treadwell Aug. 
17, 1790, the executrix being deceased.] 

[Bond of Robert Odiorne Treadwell, with Peter Pearse, Jr., 
and William Earl Treadwell as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
merchants, in the sum of £1000, Aug. 19, 1790, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate ; witnesses, Peter Pearse, Mary Pearse.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 21, 1790; amount, £739. 16. o; signed by 
Isaac Rindge, William Hart, and Peter Pearse, Jr.] 



HEZEKIAH WARD 1762 HAMPSTEAD 

[Administration on the estate of Hezekiah Ward of Hampstead 
granted to James Dwyer Sept. 20, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 447.] 

[Bond of James Dwyer, innholder, with Cutts Shannon, gen- 
tleman, and John Cutt, cooper, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in 
the sum of £500, Sept. 20, 1762, for the administration of the 
estate of Hezekiah Ward, trader; witnesses, William Vaughan, 
Lydia Parker.] 

[Bond of Caleb Ward of Courtland Manor, Westchester 
County, N. Y,, with Benjamin Emerson of Hampstead, gentle- 
man, and Benjamin Hale of Plaistow, yeoman, as sureties, in the 
sum of £10,000, Nov. 9, 1762, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Samuel Waters, Zachariah Foss.] 

[Bond of James Dwyer, with Cutts Shannon of Portsmouth 
and Joseph Pattinson of Newington, husbandman, as sureties, in 
the sum of £100, Nov. 17, 1762, to prosecute his appeal against 
the revocation of his administration, he being a principal credi- 
tor; witnesses, John Gunnison, Luke Foster.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 343 

[Administration granted to James Dwyer Feb. 27, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 410.] 

[Bond of James Dwyer, with Daniel Warner and Samuel 
Cutts, merchant, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£5000, Feb. 27, 1765, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Wyseman Claggett, William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, April, 1765; amount, £503. 19. o; signed by John 
Griffith and John Gardner; attested June 29, 1772.] 

[James Walker of Bedford petitions June 10, 1772, for a de- 
cree of court for putting the bond of the administrator in suit; 
decree issued the next day.] 



AARON DAVIS 1762 DOVER 

Province of 1 To the Hon''^^ Richard Wibird Esq"^ Judge 
New Hampshire / of the Probate of Wills and Granting Letters 
of administration on the Estates of persons dec^ 

Humbly Sheweth Love Davis of Durham in the Said Province 
Singlewoman Sister of Aaron Davis Late of said Durham yeoman 
deC^ not leaving any wife or Child, but leaving Moses, his only 
brother, Sarah the wife of Paul Cheslee and the Petitioner, to 
whom his Estate by Law decended in Equal Shares, and as it is 
Necessary that adm''" of said Estate should be Granted, she prays 
that it may be Granted to the said Moses and that no other 
person be admitted to adm'^ with him which will Ease the Estate 
of much Expence, and further it is the Opinion the said Aarons 
Estate Cannot properly be Settled untill adm" is Granted of the 
Estate of our Father Moses Davis Late of said Durham Intestate 
dec* on which no adm"* has been Granted, and the first men- 
tioned moses is his Eldest Son, to whom two shares descend, and 
the said Paul and Sarah have no Claim thereon. Wherefore your 
Petitioner Humbly prays that adm" on the whole may be 



344 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Granted to the Said Moses only and your Petitioner as in Duty 
bound will pray 

Durham Sepf^ 27, 1762 Love Davis 

[Warrant, Sept. 30, 1762, authorizing Thomas Davis and 
Jonathan Woodman, yeoman, both of Durham, to appraise the 
live stock.] 

[Administration granted to Moses Davis Oct. 27, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 501.] 

[Bond of Moses Davis of Dover, husbandman, with Thomas 
Davis of Dover, husbandman, and Hunking Wentworth of 
Portsmouth as sureties, in the sum of £1000, Oct. 27, 1762, for 
the administration of the estate; witnesses, Wyseman Claggett, 
Cutts Shannon.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 27, 1762, authorizing Joseph Smith and Walter 
Bryent, both of Newmarket, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of the live stock; amount, £1285. O- o; signed by 
Thomas Davis and Jonathan Woodman.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 30, 1762; amount, £12,119. U- 6; signed by 
Joseph Smith and Walter Bryent.] 



EZEKIEL WENTWORTH 1762 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of Ezekiel Wentworth of Somers- 
worth, yeoman, granted to Sarah Wentworth, widow, Sept. 30, 
1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 448.] 

[Bond of Sarah Wentworth, with William Wentworth, gentle- 
man, and Eliphalet Cromwell, yeoman, as sureties, all of Somers- 
worth, in the sum of £500, Sept. 30, 1762, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, Cutts Shannon.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 345 

[Warrant, Sept. 30, 1762, authorizing Moses Carr, physician, 
and Moses Stevens, tanner, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 15, 1762; amount, £8437. 3. o; signed by 
Moses Carr and Moses Stevens.] 



WILLIAM MOULTON 1762 HAMPTON 

In the name of God Amen the fourth day of October 1762 I 
William Moulton of Hampton In the Province of New Hamp- 
shire in New England Cooper * * * 

Imprimis I Give & bequeath to my beloved wife Abigail 
Moulton the Easterly Room in my Dwelling House for her to 
live in Dureing her widowhood, and one Milks Cow found & 
provided for her yearly & Every year by my Sons Nathan 
Moulton & Epherim Moulton Equally between them and it is my 
will that my Said wife Abigail Shall be Provided with and have 
all Necessarys to make her life Comfortable as to Eating Drink- 
ing and Cloathing and with all Necessary Attendance Both in 
helth and Sickness all to be provided for her by my Sons Nathan 
Moulton & Epherim Moulton Yearly & Every Year Equally 
between them Dureing her natural life or Widdow whood — 

Item I Give to my Son Nathan Moulton my Dwelling House 
Saveing only my wifes Privelidge in it as afores'^ and two third 
parts of my Barn and one fether Bed & Bedding and my hus- 
bandry Implements and my Gun allso one Share of marsh Some 
time Calld the hucleberry flatts Laying between Tucks mill & the 
Beach — 

Item I Give to my Son Epherim Moulton the Dwelling House 
he lives in and my shop and all my Coopers Tools with one third 
part of my Barn — 

Item I give to my Said Sons Nathan Moulton & Epherim 
Moulton Equally between them all the Rest of my lands and 
Marsh which I have not herein otherways Disposed of Viz. all my 



346 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Land in my home place westerly of the Road and all my Land 
Easterly of the Road where my shop stands and all my Land in 
the Twelve Shares and one Quarter of a Share of Marsh on the 
Ox Common and one Acre of Marsh in the Spring Marsh & allso 
about three Quarters of one Acre of Marsh in S*^ Spring Marsh 
near Browns Swamp (So Called) and my fresh meadow near the 
East field and one Share & one half Share of Marsh in little River 
Marsh (so Call'd) and a peice of Marsh At the hop Ground so 
Called Equally Between them I allso Give to my s*^ Sons Nathan 
& Epherim all my wairing Apparill and all my Stock of Cattle to 
be Equally Divided between them — 

Item I give to my Daughter Dorithy Drake the wife of Robert 
Drake five pounds old Tenor — 

Item I give to my Daughter Abigail Palmer the wife of Samuel 
Palmer five pounds old Tenor — 

Item — I give to my Daughter Lucey Knowles the wife of 
Amos Knowles five pounds old Tenor — 

Item I give to my Daughter Huldah Batchilder the wife of 
Carter Batchilder five pounds old Tenor 

Item I give to my Daughter Hannah Marston the wife of 
Josiah Marston five pounds old tenor all the Said Legeceys to be 
paid to my Said Daughters by my Said Sons Nathan & Epherim 
Moulton Equally between them within one year after my 
Decease — 

Item — I give to my five Daughters aforesaid all my Move- 
bles within Doars which I have not herein otherways Dispos'd of 
to be Equally Devided between them after my s*^ wife hath done 
Useing them Excepting a Brass Kittle which I give to my 
Daughter Huldah after my wife has done Useing it To them 
their Heirs & Assigns forever — 

I do likewise Constitute make & ordain my said Sons Nathan 
Moulton and Epherim Moulton to be Executors * * * 

William Moulton 

[Witnesses] William Lane, Benj* Hobbs, Christo"" Toppan. 
[Proved Nov. 24, 1762.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 347 

[Warrant, Nov. 24, 1762, authorizing Christopher Toppan and 
William Lane, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 18, 1763; amount, £5947. 10. o; signed by- 
William Lane and Christopher Toppan.] 



THOMAS BRADFORD 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of John Bradford, mariner, with John Erving, Jr., and 
Ezekiel Goldthwaite, as sureties, all of Boston, Mass., Oct. 5, 
1762, in the sum of £1000, for the administration of the estate of 
his brother, Thomas Bradford of Portsmouth, mariner; witness, 
John Cotton.] 

[Suffolk Registry, Boston, Mass.] 

[Administration granted to Dorcas Bradford Aug. 4, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 79.] 

[Bond of Dorcas Bradford, widow, with Hunking Wentworth 
and Samuel Hale as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£500, Aug. 4, 1763, for the administration of the estate of her 
son, Thomas Bradford; witnesses, William Pearse, Matthew 
Parker.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 4, 1763, authorizing John Newmarch and 
Hunking Wentworth, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 12, 1763; amount, £118. o. o; signed by John 
Newmarch and Hunking Wentworth.] 

[Warrant, Nov. i, 1763, authorizing Eleazer Russell and 
Samuel Penhallow, shopkeeper, both of Portsmouth, to receive 
claims against the estate. A new warrant was issued to Samuel 
Penhallow and Thales Greenwood, both of Portsmouth, mer- 
chants, June I, 1764, Eleazer Russell being deceased,] 



348 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[List of claims against the estate of Capt. Thomas Bradford, 
Jan. 24, 1765; amount, £7197. o. 2; signed by Samuel Penhallow 
and Thales Greenwood.] 

[Additional inventory, Jan. 30, 1765; amount, £433. 6. o; 
signed by the appraisers.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £7197. o. 2; amount 
distributed, £4475. o. o; allowed May 8, 1765.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £4970. 4. 6; expendi- 
tures. £495. 4. 6; allowed May 8, 1765.] 



JONATHAN BATTISHALL 1762 NEWINGTON 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Battishall of New- 
ington, yeoman, granted to Joseph Pattinson Oct. 13, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 448.] 

[Bond of Joseph Pattinson of Newington, yeoman, with 
Wyseman Claggett and Cutts Shannon, gentleman, both of 
Portsmouth, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 13, 1762, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, Daniel Peirce, William 
Parker.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 13, 1762, authorizing Dependence Bickford and 
Eliphalet Dam, both of Newington, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 18, 1762; amount, £900. o. 6; signed by 
Dependence Bickford and Eliphalet Dam.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Oct. 30, 1764; amount,. 
£539- 5- o; signed by Samuel Penhallow and T. Greenwood.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 349 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £925. o. 6; expendi- 
tures, £575. o. 6; allowed March 27, 1765.] 

[Settlement of the estate as insolvent; claims, £539. 5. o; 
divided, £350. o. o; allowed April 22, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 401.] 



MARY CAMPBELL 1762 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God Amen. I Mary Campbell of London- 
derry, in the Province of New-Hampshire, Widow, Spinster. 

This Twenty first Day of Ocf 1762. Being weak of Body 

* * * 

Imprimis. I give & Bequeath To my well beloved Son 
Henry Campbell One Hundred pounds old Ten'' to be paid to 
him when he is One & Twenty Years of age, with Interest at 
Twelve & a half p'' Cent p'' annum from this Date Untill paid. 
Rating Dollar at Six pounds like Ten"" Each, also, the Bible That 
was his Dear Fathers. 

Item I give & Bequeath to My Brother Abraham Thirty 
pounds, & to my Brothers David, John, Mathew, Samuel, & 
Stephen, Twenty pounds Each, Like Ten' as above. 

Item, I Give & Bequeath My Houshold Furniture, as I 
have already Divided it to & amongst my Dear Mother & Sisters. 

Item, I Bequeath my Cow to my Honored & Dear Father. 

Finally I Ordain & apoint My Hon<i Father Mat* Read of 
Londonderry afores'^ Yeoman, Sole Executor * * * 

her 
Mary X Campbel 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Joseph Marston, George Reid, Daniel Spaldin. 
[Proved Sept. 6, 1769.] 



350 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

SAMUEL PLUMMER 1762 HAMPSTEAD 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Plummer of Hamp- 
stead, yeoman, granted to Judith Plummer, widow, Oct. 21, 
1762]. 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 448.] 

[Bond of Judith Plummer, with Israel Dimond of Hawke, 
gentleman, and Henry Moulton of Sandown, yeoman, as sureties, 
in the sum of £1000, Oct. 2'] , 1762, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, none.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 27, 1762, authorizing Jonathan Carleton of 
Plaistow and Ichabod Shaw of Sandown, gentlemen, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 15, 1762; amount, £8957.7.8; signed by 
Ichabod Shaw and Jonathan Carleton.] 

[Guardianship of Henry Plummer, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Samuel Plummer, granted to John Webster April 
22, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 545.] 

[Bond of John Webster, housewright, with Jacob Bayley and 
John Hazen, gentleman, as sureties, all of Hampstead, in the 
sum of £300, April 22, 1763, for the guardianship of Henry 
Plummer; witnesses, James Dwyer, Sarah Amy.] 

[Warrant, March i, 1764, authorizing Jonathan Carleton, 
gentleman, Thomas Little, yeoman, both of Plaistow, Ichabod 
Shaw of Sandown, gentleman, Joseph French, and Enoch Blais- 
dell, both of Hampstead, to divide the real estate.] 

Province of \ In Obedience to a warrant to us Directed 
Newhampshear J from the Honourable Richard Wibird Esq' 
Judge of the Probate of wills &c: for s*^ province. We have 
Divided the Reall Estate of Samuel Plumer Late of Hampstead 
in s'* Province Gen* Deceas"^ Intestate in the following manner 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 35 1 

(viz) we have set of to the widow of s'^ Intistate Judith for her 
third Part aboute thirty two acres & a half of Land on the north 
part of the homestead on the west side of the Roade bounded at 
the southeast Corner with a stake and stons by y Roade thence 
northerly by said Roade aboute thirty six Rods to a Large pine 
stump in the Corner of the fence thence north westerly by Hunts 
Land aboute twenty five Rods to the Corner of the fence thence 
southwesterly partly by s'* Hunts Land and partly by Benjamin 
Pilsbury his Land aboute one Hundred and twenty one Rods to 
a tree marked with stons aboute it thence southeasterly by s'* 
Pilsburys Land thirty six Rods to a stake and stons thence north- 
easterly aboute one Hundred and fourteen Rods to the first 
bounds, and also the Back Room and bedroom with the Chamber 
and Garrit over the same and Half the Celler under the East 
End of the House, and the East End of the Barn to the middle of 
the flore and all the scaffill over the flore and half the aples that 
shall Grow on the orchard by the old Barn During Life 

We Have set of to samuel Plumer Eldest sone of s'^ Intestate 
for His two shares aboute forty Eight acres of Land bounded 
as followeth (viz) begining at the southwest Corner at a stake 
& stons by the angle Pond by Nathan Hunts Land thence by his 
Land Easterly aboute seventy Eight Rods to a stake and stons 
by the Roade thence southerly by s^ Roade aboute twelve Rods 
to a Large pine stump which is a bounds of the widows thirds 
thence Easterly aboute one Hundred and twenty five Rods to the 
Brook two Rods south of Eastmans Bounds to a stake and stons 
thence northerly and Cutting the Lot at Right angles forty Rods 
to a stake and stons by Ichabod Shaws Land thence by his Land 
in part and partly by Benjamin Shaws Land aboute one Hun- 
dred and sixty two Rods to a stake and stons by the angle jiond 
thence by the Pond to the first bounds we have also set of to 
him the old barn that stands near the old house with Liberty 
to move it from the place where it now stands on to his own Land 

we have set of to Henery Plumer second son of s'' intestate for 



352 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

his share aboute twenty one acres of Land bounded northerly 
on the above Lot set of to Samuel one Hundred and twenty five 
Rods to a stake & stons by s*^ Brook Easterly by Col. Eben^ 
Stevens and others Land twenty two Rods to a stake & stons 
thence westerly aboute one Hundred and twenty Rods to a stake 
and stons Right against an old stump with stons on the top of 
it on the west side of the Roade thence northerly by the Roade 
aboute thirty five Rods to Samuels Lot to a stake & stons 

we Have set of to Asa Currier and Rebeckah his wife Daughter 
of s*^ Intestate for their share aboute twenty acres of Land 
bounding northerly on the above Lot set of to Henry aboute one 
Hundred and twenty Rods to a stake and stons by Stevens 
Land thence southerly by their Land to william Marshalls Land 
where his fence striks the Brook thence south westerly by his 
Land aboute twenty Rods to a stake & stons by John Plumers 
Land thence by his Land westerly aboute forty Rods to a small 
Hemlock tree marked thence south westerly still by s'^ Johns 
Land aboute seventy Rods to a stake and stons by the Roade 
thence northerly by s*^ Roade aboute fifty four Rods to a stake 
& stons which is one of the bounds of heneryes Lot, together 
with the old house on the premises 

we have set of to Kelley Plumer third son of s** Intestate for 
his share aboute Eleven acres of Land on the west side of the 
Roade bounding northwesterly by the widows thirds aboute one 
Hundred and fourteen Rods southwesterly by Benjamin 
Pilsburyes Land fifteen Rods southeasterly by y'' Lot set of to 
Judith and northeasterly or easterly by the Roade Eighteen 
Rods bounded with a stake and stons at Every angle we have 
also set of to y^ said Kelley the East fore Roome in the house 
with the Garrit over the same and Half the Celler under the 
same and one third Part of the Remaining Part of the Barn 

we Have set of to Judith Plumer Daughter of s'J Intestate 
aboute Eleven acres of Land on the west side of the Roade 
bounding north westerly by the above Lot set of to Kelley aboute 



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one Hundred and ten Rods southwesterly by Benjamin Pils- 
buryes Land sixteen Rods and southeasterly by the Lot set of to 
Anne aboute one Hundred and six Rods and Easterly by the 
Roade Eighteen Rods bounded with a stake and stons at Every 
angle — we have set of to y s'^ Judith the west fore Rome in the 
house and the Garrit over the same and half the Celler under s'* 
Roome and Half the Remaining part of the Barn Reserving 
half the apples that shall grow on the orchard on s'^ Lot for the 
widow Dureing her naturall Life 

we have set of to Anne Plumer Daughter of s'^ Intestate for 
her share aboute Eleven acres of Land on the west side of the 
Roade bounding northwesterly by the above Lot set of to 
Judith aboute one Hundred and six Rods south westerly by 
Benjamin Pilsburyes Land seventeen Rods and southeasterly 
by John Plumers Land and Easterly by the Roade Eighteen 
Rods bounded with a stake and stons at Every angle Excluding 
the old Barn that stands on s'^ Lot and Reserving Liberty for 
Samuel to whome s'' Barn is allotted to move it of. we have set 
of to Anne the two fore Chambers in the house and half the 
Celler under the west Roome and the Remaining Part of the 
Barn standing on the widows thirds, Reserving half the aples 
that grow on y" orchard that is on s*^ lot for the widow Dureing 
Life we also Reserve a sufficent and Convenient Priviledge for 
the widow and the Children to whome the new house and Barn 
is allotted to come at and improve their Respective Parts as 
they are above set of from time to time and at all times as need 
shall be 

Dated march y^ 21 1764 Joseph French 

Jonathan Carleton 
Thomas Little 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £4238. 6. 8, personal 
estate; expenditures, £2527. 5. 10; mentions " Maintainance of 
a Child under age 112 Weeks"; allowed Oct. 30, 1765.] 



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ANN JONES 1762 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Ann Jones, widow, granted to 
Benjamin Jones of Durham Oct. 27, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 448.] 

' [Bond of Benjamin Jones, with Joseph Atkinson and Thomas 
Chesley as sureties, all of Durham, in the sum of £500, Oct. 27, 
1762, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Hercules 
Mooney, Ebenezer Thompson.] 

[Warrant, April 26, 1763, authorizing Joseph Sias, gentleman, 
and Jonathan Woodman, yeoman, both of Durham, to appraise 
the estate; mentions Benjamin Jones as son of the deceased.] 

[Inventory, June 10, 1763; amount, £15,610. o. o; signed by 
Joseph Sias and Jonathan Woodman.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 13, 1764, authorizing Joseph Atkinson, 
Ebenezer Thompson, yeoman, Jonathan Woodman, yeoman, 
Joseph Sias, gentleman, all of Durham, and Walter Bryent of 
Newmarket to divide the real estate.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to an order from y^ Honnorable 
Newhamp'' / Richard Wibbord Esq"" Judge of the Probates 
of wills &c for said Province we the Subscribers have Divided 
the Real Estate of Ann Jones Late of Durham in said Province 
Deceased Intestate to and among the Children of Said Deceased 
& the Legal Representatives of those Children that are Dead as 
follows Namely we have Set off 

First to Molly Jones Sole Heir to Joseph Jones Late of Durham 
afore Said Deceased oldest of Said Children for Said molly's two 
Shars or Double Portion in Said Estate about thirty Six acres 
of Land Laying on Both Sides of oyster river & Bounded as 
follows it begins at a white oak tree Spotted on four Sides it 
being a Bound tree Standing at the north End of that Line 
which Runs South three Degrees & one half Degree west to 
Land of Benj"* Jones's & from Said oak Runs South three & one 



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half Degrees west twenty one Rods & one half Rod to a Stake & 
Stones thence about south Seventy Degrees East to a stake & 
Poplar tree standing by the fence in the Possession of Ebenezer 
Jones thence north ninteen Degrees East fifteen Rods & one 
quarter of a Rod to a Bunch of Burches thence north west 
Eight Rods & one half Rod thence on a Parallal Line to the Line 
Called about South Seventy Degrees East to the Poplar tree 
at twenty one Rods Distance from Said Line to oyster river 
thence up oyster River as the River goes to the Land Set ofif to 
Antony Jones hereafter in this Division thence by Said Antony's 
Said Land to the White oak first mentioned — with all the 
Right title & Interest the Said Ann had in her Life time to the 
mill or mills Priveledge Stream Iron work & utensils belonging 
to the north Side of oyster river Lower falls — 

Secondly we have Set off to Benjamin Jones for his one Share 
in Said Real Estate about Eighteen acres of Land it being all the 
Land Laying between the Land Set off to molly in this Division 
& Said Benjamin his one Land Laying on the South Side of said 
molly's Land & is fourteen Rods wide at the East End & thirty 
Six Rods wide at the west End with all the Right title & Interest 
the Said ann had in her Life time to the mill or mills priveledge 
Stream Iron work & utensils belonging to the South Side of 
oyster river Lower falls 

Thirdly we have Set off to Antony Jones for his one Share in 
Said Estate about thirteen acres & one half of Land Bounded as 
follows begining at oyster river at Land in Possession of moses 
Davis & Runs Down Said River about fourteen Rods to a 
Stump thence South west twenty five Rods thence Straight to 
the white oak first mentioned in the Bounds of molly's Land 
thence by the widdows thirds to Said antony's own Land thence 
by Said antonys Land Round to oyster river when it began with 
all the orchard Excepting the twenty trees Set ofif to the widdow 
with the two thirds of the house & two thirds of the Barn it 
being the Remainder of Each which is not Set of to the widdow 
of John Jones Deceased — 



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Fourthly we have Set off to Joseph Stevens in the Right of 
his wife Ann Sole heir & Legal Representative to Samuel Jones 
Late of Dover Deceased for Said Josephs Share in Said Capacity 
in Said Estate about Seventeen acres of Land it begans at the 
East Side of oyster river oppiset to the Southerly Corner at the 
River of that tract of Land Set of to antony thence Runs 
Straight to the Corner of Ichabod Chesley his Land thence by 
merret's Possession to oyster river thence Down Said River to 
where it first began — 

Fifthly we have set off to Richard Jones for his Part of Said 
Estate about Eighteen acres of Land Laying on the East Side of 
oyster river Bounding westerly on Said River & Southerly on 
the Land Set off to molly Jones & north easterly on the Land 
Set off to Joseph Stevens afore said and all the afore mentioned 
persons & their heirs & assigns Shall & may at all times pass & 
Repass thro Each other's Land to & from their own Land thro 
proper gates & Bars in Every way & manner they shall nead 

Jonathan Woodman ' 

Joseph Atkinson 

Joseph Sias ^ Committee 

Walter Bryent 

Ebenezer Thompson . 

[Caveat of Joseph Stevens and his wife Ann, May 22, 1767, 
against the allowance of the administrator's account without 
notice.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £922. o. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £955. 9. o; mentions " maintainance of 
my mother Anne Jones 2 years and five months"; allowed 
May 22, 1771.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 357 

JEREMIAH HUBBARD 1762 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Jeremiah Hubbard of Kings- 
ton, yeoman, granted to Mercy Hubbard, widow, Oct. 27, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 448.] 

[Bond of Mercy Hubbard, with Jacob Hook and Paul Dudley, 
yeoman, as sureties, all of Kingston, in the sum of £1000, Oct. 
27, 1762, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Cutts 
Shannon, Christopher Toppan.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 4, 1762; amount, £1258. 10. o; signed by 
Benjamin Swett and Dyer Hook.] 



JOSIAH BAILEY 1762 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of Josiah Bailey of Hampton 
Falls, clerk, granted to Edmund Bailey Oct. 27, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 448.] 

[Bond of Edmund Bailey of Newbury, Mass., yeoman, with 
Moses Peaslee of Newton and Zachariah Foss of Portsmouth, 
gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, Oct. 27, 1762, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, Isaac Foster, Cutts 
Shannon.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 29, 1762; amount, £3271. 9. o; signed by 
Meshech Weare and Abner Sanborn, Jr.] 



JONATHAN CURRIER 1762 SOUTH HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Currier of South 
Hampton granted to Philip Currier Nov. i, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 500.] 



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[Bond of Philip Currier of South Hampton, yeoman, with 
Jonathan Currier and John ElHot, both of Newton, yeomen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £2000, Nov. i, 1762, for the administra- 
tion of the estate of Jonathan Currier, gentleman; witnesses, 
Thomas Colby, William Parker, Jr.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 17, 1762; amount, £8164. 17. 6; signed by 
Jeremy Webster and Thomas Colby.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 2, 1764, authorizing Jonathan Ferrin, James 
Graves, gentlemen, Benjamin Brown, John Elliot, and Timothy 
George, yeomen, all of South Hampton, to divide the real estate.] 

Province of ] To the Hon'''*' Richard Wibird Esq"" Judge 

New Hamps"^ j of the Probate of Wills &c for the Province of 
New Hamps: 

Pursuant to your Hon" Warrant to us the subscribers directed 
appointing us a Com*«^ to Divide the Real Estate of Jonathan 
Currier Late of South hampton Deceasd: We have proceeded 
& set off to the widow Judith Currier for her Dower in the prem- 
isses as followeth viz* 

One piece of Land on the Northerly side of the way being that 
piece on which the House & Barn stands. Bounded as followeth 
viz: south easterly, southerly, & westerly on High ways, North 
Easterly, or Northerly on a small Brook; also the easterly end of 
the Dwelling House, & the easterly end of the Barn : so as to Con- 
tain one Half thereof viz. one Half of Each 

another piece on the southerly side of the way from the House 
Bounded as followeth viz: Northerly & Westerly on High ways: 
southerly on Challice Curriers Land, «& easterly on the foremen- 
tioned small Brook 

A Third piece on the southerly side of the way also Bounded 
as followeth viz: Beginning at a stake & stones by the fence & 
from thence running southerly about seventy one Rods to a pine 
tree marked then westerly about forty five rods to a stake & 
stones by Cap* Jonathan Farrins Land; then Northerly about 
seventy one Rods to the High way; then on the s'^ High way 



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about thirty two Rods to the place where It first began: all the 
s^ three pieces Containing thirty five acres be the same more or 
Less: Includeing a small piece adjoining to the last mentioned 
piece, on the westerly side by the Burying place Containing 
about Three Quarters of an Acre; only it is to be understood here 
that Challice Currier son of the deceas*^ had a priviledge Granted 
him by his father, to Improve his part of the House and Barn; 
which is to be excepted, & allowed, out of the s'^ thirds — 

and as for the Residue of the premisses, we are of the Opinion, 
& Judgment, that it Cannot be divided without prejudice to the 
whole: In witness where of we do hereunto set our hands the 
2V day of March 1765 

Jonathan farren 
James Graves 
Benjamin Brown } Com*«« 
John Elliot 
Timothy George > 

Further: as touching the Residue forementioned on the other 
side; being the remaining Two Thirds of the forementioned es- 
tate Containing by estimation Sixty Six Acres more or Less, We 
do Appraise the same at forty pounds (Old Tenor) p'' acre: In 
witness whereof we hereunto set our hands the forementioned 
2i»' day of March 1765 

Jonathan farren 1 
Benjamin Brown > Com*^^ 
Timothy George J 

[Challis Currier, Jonathan Currier, and Thomas Currier refuse 
to accept the estate of their father, Jonathan Currier, adminis- 
tered by their brother, Philip Currier; dated Newton, July 11, 
1765.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, the personal estate as 
per inventory, and £158. o. o income of the real estate for three 
years; expenditures, £2601. 14. 2; mentions his "mother-in- 
law"; allowed Oct. 31, 1765.] 



360 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

DAVID PAGE 1762 BRENTWOOD 

[Account of Sargent Currier, administrator of the estate of 
David Page of Brentwood; receipts, £2244. o. o; expenditures, 
£2245. 13. o; mentions "paid Widow Elizabeth for her Childs 
Support "; allowed Nov. i, 1762.] 



ROBERT ANDERSON 1762 MANCHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Robert Anderson of Derry- 
field granted to Sarah Anderson, widow, Nov. 8, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 500.] 

[Bond of Sarah Anderson, with John Hall and Daniel McNeil, 
both of Derryfield, gentlemen, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, 
Nov. 8, 1762, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
John Stark, James Riddell.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 8, 1762, authorizing Alexander McMurphy 
and John Hall, both of Derryfield, gentlemen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 15, 1762; amount, £5339. 12. o; signed by 
Alexander McMurphy and John Hall.] 

To the Hon*'' Richard wiberd esq' Judge of prob**' of wills &c 
at Portsmouth we the Subscribers are well Knowing to the 
Reeal Estate of Robart anderson Late Derreyfield In y prov- 
ince of Newhampshire Des* and we are of y appinion that Said 
estate was apprised farr above its vellow : and we are Likewise of 
appinion that if it Coms near to two thousand pounds when Sold 
it will be its full villow: but if part should be Sold to pay Detts: 
In that Case it will Render the Remander allmost yowsles to the 
Heirs 

Jan'^y 28**' 1764 Sam" Emerson 

John Goffe 
Samuel Barr 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 361 

[Petition of Sarah Anderson, Archibald Stark, and Jean Ander- 
son, heirs to the estate, March 20, 1764, that license to sell the 
real estate be issued to John Hall; witnesses, James Pierce, 
Daniel Hall. License was issued to the administratrix March 29, 
1764.] 

[Guardianship of Jane Anderson, minor, aged more than 14 
years, daughter of Robert Anderson, granted to James Anderson 
Oct. 22, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 8.] 

[Bond of James Anderson of Londonderry, yeoman, with Wil- 
liam Stark of Dunbarton, gentleman, as surety, in the sum of 
£500, Oct. 22, 1765, for the guardianship of Jane Anderson; 
witnesses, Richard Wibird Penhallow, William Parker.] 



EZEKIEL WARD 1762 HAMPSTEAD 

[Administration on the estate of Ezekiel Ward of Hampstead, 
trader, granted to Caleb Ward of Westchester County, N. Y., 
Nov. 9, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 500.] 



THOMAS KENNEY 1762 HUDSON 

In the Name of God Amen the ninth day of November anno 
Domini 1762 I Thomas Kenney of Nottingham west in the 
Province of New Hampshire in New england yeoman being very 
weak and Impaired in Body * * * 

Imprimis I Give and Bequeath unto Phebe my Dearly Beloved 
wife Three pounds New Tenor to be levied out of my Estate after 



362 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

my Decease, and to be paid yearly by my Executor hereafter in 
tliis will named by me (During her widowhood) together with the 
Improvement of one full third part of my Real and personal 
Estate During her natural life — 

Item. I Give unto my well beloved Son Amos My Gun which 
I value at Forty Shillings in full of his Portion out of my Estate 
with what I have already Given him — 

Item I Give unto my well Beloved Daughter Phebe Seventy 
and five pounds new Tenor the one Half to be paid by my Execu- 
tor namely Stephen Kenney within Six months after my Decease 
the other half to be paid within a year after my Decease by the 
Said Stephen — 

Item, I Give unto my well Beloved Daughter Sarah Seventy 
and five pounds new Tenor to be paid by my Executor the one 
half within Six months the other half within a year after my 
Decease — 

Item I Give unto my well Beloved Son Stephen the whole both 
of my Real and personal Estate to Come into Possession of Two 
thirds of the Same at my Decease and he to Come into possession 
of the whole of Said Estate at my wives Decease Excepting my 
Gun which I have already Given to my Son Amos he paying the 
whole of my Funeral Charges and the whole of the Legaces in 
this will before mentioned by me — 

Item I Do Hereby Constitute Make and ordain My Well Be- 
loved Son Stephen Kenney My Sole Executor * * * 

his 

Thomas X Kenney 

Mark 

[Witnesses] Samuel Page, Sam' Greele Jun^ Miriam Snow. 
[Proved Jan. 5, 1763.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 31, 1763; amount, £1318. o. 3; signed by 
Samuel Greeley, Jr., and Asa Davis.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 363 

ROBERT HARVEY 1762 NOTTINGHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Robert Harvey of Notting- 
ham, gentleman, granted to Anna Harvey, widow, Nov. 11, 

1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 501.] 

[Bond of Anna Harvey, with Abner Clough of Nottingham and 
Joseph Burleigh of Durham, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of 
£1000, Nov. II, 1762, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Benjamin Shepard, James Harvey.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 12, 1762, authorizing Joseph Cilley, gentle- 
man, and Thomas Simpson, yeoman, both of Nottingham, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Lieut. Robert Harvey, Dec. 22, 
1762; amount, £3814. 10. o; signed by Joseph Cilley and Thomas 
Simpson.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 28, 1763, authorizing Joseph Chandler, gen- 
tleman, and Benjamin Shepard, trader, to receive claims against 
the estate.] 

[List of claims, attested Sept. 25, 1764; amount, £2396. 16. 3; 
signed by Joseph Chandler and Benjamin Shepard.] 



NATHAN GODFREY 1762 HAMPTON FALLS 

In the name of god Amen the twelfth Day of November one 
Thousand seven Hundred and sixty two I, Nathan Godfrey of 
Hampton falls in the Province of Newhampshire in New England 
Yeoman being week of Body * * * 

Item, I give to my Honoured mother Mahittable Sanborn the 
sum of one Hundred Pounds old Tennor to be Levied out of my 
Estate and paid by my Executor. 

Item, I give to my well Beloved son Jonathan Godfre\' all my 



364 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

real and Parsonal Estate Excepting what shall be hereafter men- 
tioned in this Will. 

Item I give to my well beloved Daughter Hannah Godfrey the 
sum of twenty shillings. 

Item I give to my well beloved Daughter Mary Godfrey the 
sum of twenty shillings. 

Item, I give to my well beloved Daughter Sarah Godfrey the 
sum of twenty shillings. 

Item I give to my Beloved Brother Jonathan Godfrey my two 
best suits of Cloths or wearing appearil. 

Item I likewise constitute make and ordain that Col' John 
Weeks Esq'' is my only and sole Executor * * * 

his 

Nathan X Godfrey 

mark 

[Witnesses] John Sanborn, Abner Sanborn Junr, Joshua Chase. 
[Proved Jan. 21, 1763.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 21, 1763, authorizing Meshech Weare and 
Caleb Sanborn, gentleman, both of Hampton Falls, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 25, 1763; amount, £2515. 4. 3; signed by 
Meshech Weare and Caleb Sanborn.] 

[Account rendered by Levi Dearborn and John Wingate, ex- 
ecutors of the will of John Weeks, executor; receipts, £2940. 4. 3; 
expenditures, £3510. 7. 6; allowed Nov. 29, 1769.] 



SAMUEL WALTON 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Walton of Ports- 
mouth, mariner, granted to Benjamin McKay Nov. 15, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 501.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 365 

[Bond of Benjamin ]\IcKay, saddler, with Joseph Cotton, 
boat-builder, and John Elliot as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in 
the sum of £500, Nov. 15, 1762, for the administration of the es- 
tate; witnesses, William Parker, William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 19, 1762; amount, £610. 7. i; signed by 
Eleazer Russell and Samuel Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 12, 1763, authorizing Eleazer Russell and Cutts 
Shannon, gentleman, both of Portsmouth, to receive claims 
against the estate. " M' Samuel Penhallow is hereby appointed 
in the room of JNI"" Cutts Shannon who is Deceased."] 

[List of claims, April 25, 1764; amount, £664. 9. 4; signed by 
Eleazer Russell and Samuel Penhallow.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £867. 2. i; expendi- 
tures, £270. 2. i; allowed June i, 1764.] 



TOBIAS HANSON 1762 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen the Eighteenth Day of November 
in the third year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the 
third Anno Domini One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty two 
I, Tobias Hanson of Dover In the Province of New Hampshire 
being Sick & weak of Body * * * 

Item that for Natural Love & affection which I Do bare to my 
wife Sarah Hanson that She shall for her own use have, as Long 
as She shall Continue my widow (& no Longer) the whole of my 
household furniture of Every Kind whatsoever, & that She shall 
have the free Liberty & power to Dispose of my said household 
furniture to & among my Children as she shall think proper, but 
to no other Person or Persons, or to any other use, & I also Give 
unto my Said wife & for her own use as She Shall See Cause the 
two notes or Obligations that I now have against Joseph Fry & 



366 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Jonathan Fry of Kittery which is all I Bequeath or will to my 
Said wife Excepting what the Law allows her as a widow — 

Item I Give unto my Son Moses Hanson forty acres of Land in 
the Town of Rochester in the Province afores"^ which s"^ Land 
Lyes adjoyning near Garlands mill (So Call^) in s^ Rochester, as 
also all my other Land that is Divided or is to be hereafter Di- 
vided to my right in said Rochester (be the same more or Less) 
as also two Dayes or the one twelfth part of the Saw mill in s** 
Rochester CalH Garlands mill together with a proportionable 
part of all the Iron work Going Gears & Priviledges belonging or 
appertaining thereto, as also the two third parts of all the Lands 
& timber that I have or belongs to me in the Township Lying at 
the head of Berwick in the County of york in the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay Called Lebanon as also one yoak of four year 
old Steers to be D*^ or Gave him by my Executer when he Doth 
arrive at the age of twenty one years To him my Said Son moses 
& to his heirs & assigns forever — 

Item I Give to my Daughter Anne Hanson five hundred 
Pounds Old Tenor money or in Spanish milH Dollars at the rate 
of Six pounds old Tenor Each to Comprehend Said Sum to be 
paid her by my Execu"^ within five years after my Decease to be 
paid her yearly in proportion being one hundred pounds o Tenor 
p"" year So as to Compleat within y five years y afores"^ Sum & 
no more 

Item I Give unto my Daughter mary Varney one hundred 
pounds old Tenor to be paid her by my Execu"^ within three years 
after my Decease yearly as afores"^ & in the Same manner her 
Sister Anne is to be paid that is in Spanish milH Dollars at Six 
pounds old Tenor Each or in paper Currency Equivalent thereto 
& no more — 

Item. I Give Unto my Daughter Elizabeth Tuttle four hun- 
dred & Seventy pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Execu' 
yearly in Proportion in Dollars at the rate of Six pounds old 
Tenor Each or in paper Currency Equivalent thereto & no 
more — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Patience Meeder three hun- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 367 

dred & ten pounds old Tenor in Spanish milH Dollars at the rate 
of Six pounds old Tenor Each or in paper Currency Equivalent 
thereto to be p*^ her by my Exec within Nine years after my 
Decase yearly one hundred pounds old Tenor So as to Compleat 
the whole in Said term of Nine years & no more — 

Item I Give Unto my Daughter Alarcy Hanson five hundred 
Pounds old Tenor in Spanish mill*^ Dollars at the rate of Six 
pounds old Tenor Each or in paper Currency Equivalent thereto 
to be p*^ her within ten years after my Decease & yearly as her 
Sisters is to be p^ & no more — 

Item, for the Confidence which I have & Do put in my Son 
Aaron Hanson to See this my will to be truly & Justly Performed 
I appoint him my Executor & Do Give him all my Land in The 
Town of Dover or Else where not before gave away as also all the 
Buildings Priviledges & appurtenances thereto Standing or being 
thereon as also all my Stock of Cretures of any Kind whatsoever 
that I Shall Leave at my Decease & also all my Husbandry 
Utencils of any Kind whatever with all Debts Due to me Either 
by Bills Bonds notes or Specialties or Books of account whatever 
from any person or persons whatsoever (Excepting) what I 
before Gave to my wife Due from Joseph Fry & Jonathan Fry as 
also the one third part of all my Lands & timber in the New 
Township Lying at the head of Berwick in the County of york in 
the Province of the massachusetts Bay Call'' Lebanon — as also 
the one twelfth part of a Saw mill in the Town of Rochester 
afores'' Called Garlands mill together with the proportionable 
part of all the Going Geers Iron work & Priviledges thereto be- 
longing & I also Give all my part of the Saw mill in Dover afores'^ 
Called Tole end mill with all my right to the Iron work Going 
Geers & Priviledges thereto belonging unto my Said Son Aron & 
also all my other Lands Goods or Chatties not before mentioned 
in this my will all which is to be to him his heirs & assigns forever 
after my Decease * * * 

Tobias Hanson 

[Witnesses] Isaac Young, William Watson, Eph'" Hanson. 
[Proved Oct. 30, 1765.] 



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NATHANIEL PEIRCE 1762 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Peirce granted to 
Ann Peirce, widow, Nov. 19, 1762,] 

[Probate Recprds, vol. 23, p. 159.] 

[Bond of Ann Peirce, with George Jaffrey and Clement Jackson 
as sureties, all of Portmouth, in the sum of £1000, Nov. 19, 
1762, for the administration of the estate of Nathanel Peirce of 
Portmouth; witnesses, Samuel Hale, William Parker, Edward 
Gate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 22, 1763; amount, £13,627. 8. o; signed by 
John Wentworth and Samuel Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 29, 1763, authorizing Eleazer Russell and 
Samuel Penhallow, both of Portsmouth, to receive claims against 
the estate. "Whereas Eleazer Russell Esq'' is lately Deceased 
Thales Greenwood of Portsm" merch* is hereby appointed in his 
Room."] 

[List of claims, June 25, 1765; amount, £24,320. 10. 9; signed 
by Samuel Penhallow and Thales Greenwood.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £875. 13. 10; amount 
distributed, £72. 14. i; allowed April 28, 1779.] 



SAMUEL WILLIAMS 1762 AMHERST 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Williams of Amherst, 
yeoman, granted to James Rollins Nov. 24, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 501.] 

[Bond of James Rollins of Amherst, husbandman, with John 
Shepard of Amherst, gentleman, and Joseph Blanchard of Mer- 
rimack, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, Nov. 24, 1762, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, Elizabeth Patten, 
Richard Wyer.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 369 

[Inventory of personal estate, Dec. 12, 1762; amount, £1146. 
10. o; signed by Ephraim Lund and James Cochran.] 

[Petition of James Rollins, Dec. 22, 1762, for license to sell real 
estate; license issued Jan. 19, 1763.] 

Province of 1 To the Hon'''" Richard Wibird Judge of 
New Hamp'' J Probate of Wills &c for said Province 
Whereas Your Hon"" Appointed us a Committee to Set off to 
Mary Williams of Amherst Her Dower which happens to her of 
the Real Estate of which her Late Husband Sam' Williams 
Died Seized &c by your Warrant Dated at Portsmouth the I9"» 
day of Jan'^y 1763 — Accordingly Have done it in the following 
Manner Namely in Two Distinct Parts Bounded as follows 
Begining on the west side of the Road or High way as Laid out 
from the aforesaid Amherst meeting House to Lyons Bridge so 
Called, at a Stake And stones then west thirteen degrees South 
five Rods to a Stake & Stones then South four Degrees East 
Eleven Rods to an Oak Stump then East Three degrees South 
Three Rods to a Stake & Stones Then Northerly to the Bounds 
first mentioned Containing about forty four Poles — The Other 
part Lying on the Easterly side of the afores'd Road Begining at 
a Post marked then Southerly by said Road Thirty Rods to 
Land of Isaac How — Then Easterly by Land of the afores'd 
How Then Northerly partly by Land of Simeon Fletcher to a 
Stake & Stones then west four Degrees north to the Bounds first 
mentioned Containing about Eight acres more or Less all within 
the metes & Bounds above mentioned — 
Dated at Amherst March y 26*'* day 1763. 

Robert Read 
Thomas Towne 
Jn" Shepard ju"" 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £582. 15. 2; expendi- 
tures, £405. 17. II; allowed Nov. 30, 1763.] 



370 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JONATHAN MOULTON 1762 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen this Twenty ninth Day of Novem- 
ber In the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and 
Sixty two and in the third year of the Reign of King George the 
third Over Great Britain &c 

I Jon^ Moulton of Hampton in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Yeoman * * * 

Item I give to my wife Mary Moulton the Improvement of all 
my Real Estate Dureing her Natural Life or Widdow-Whood 
Except half a Share in the first Devision which I have hereafter 
Disposed of I also give to my Said wife all my Personal Estate — 

Item I give to my Kinsman Worthington Moulton of Hamp- 
ton to him his Heirs & Assigns the one half of my home place 
where I now live also about five acres of Salt Marsh in the Spring 
Marsh so Called my will & meaning is that as to the Land & 
Marsh which I have here given to my Said Kinsman he is not to 
Come into possession or have the Improvement untill my wifes 
Decease or Marage which may first Hapen 

Item I give to my Kinsman John Moulton of Hampton to him 
his Heirs & Assigns the one half of my home place where I now 
live also one acre of Marsh on little neck so Called also one acre 
of marsh neigh the Beach Coasway so Called my will & meaning 
is that as to the Land and Marsh which I have here given to my 
Said Kinsman he is not to Come into possession or have the Im- 
provement untill my wifes Decease or Marage which may first 
hapen 

Item — I give to my Kinsman Josiah Moulton Jun^ of Hamp- 
ton to him his Heirs & Assigns my pasture Land which I have in 
the plain lott so Called Bounding in part on Land of my said 
Kinsman my will and meaning is that as to the Land which I 
have here given to my Said Kinsman he is not to Come into 
possession or have the Improvement untill my wifes Decease or 
marage which may first hapen — 

Item I give to Jonathan Lock of Hampton to him his Heirs & 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 371 

Assigns one half share of Land which I own in the first Devision 
so Called Bounding in part on Land of John Lampory — 

Lastly I do by these Presents Constitute & appoint my Kins- 
man John Moulton & my wife Mary Moulton to be Executor & 
Executrix * * * 

Jonathan Moulton 

[Witnesses] Jeremiah Knowles, Jacob Palmer, Christo' Top- 
pan. 

[Proved Dec. 29, 1762.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 24, 1763; amount, £5722. o. o; signed by 
Thomas Nudd and Amos Knowles.] 



DAVID WOODWELL 1762 HOPKINTON 

In the Name of God, Amen. The second Day of December, 
1762. I David Woodwell of New Hopkinton (so called) in the 
Province of New Hampshire, Blacksmith, being in a reasonable 
State of bodily Health * * * 

Imprimis, I give & bequeath to Mary my dearly beloved Wife, 
the Use of one third part of my Estate, real & personal, during 
her natural Life; and then after Decease, it is all to return to my 
Children — Also, beside her third Part of the other Creatures, I 
bequeath to her the Use of an Horse so long as she shall remain 
my Widow — namely the Horse which I shall leave at my De- 
cease, if I shall leave any Horse then, belonging to my Estate — 
And if not an Horse which she can ride shall be provided for her, 
out of my Estate, she to find him keeping, and to use him as she 
shall have Occasion ; and especially to go to the publick worship 
of God so long as she shall remain my Widow, as aforesaid, 

Also, she is to have the use of all the Houshold stuff, during her 
Life, except the least Feather Bed, which my Daughter Mary, 
(now the Wife of Jeremiah Fowler) is to have, at my Decease, 



372 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Also, my said Wife, shall have the Disposal of all her own 
wearing Apparel to give them to whom she pleases; and also, any 
other Things which were hers when I married her, which shall be 
in Being at my Decease, she may dispose of them at her own 
Pleasure. Also, I give to her the use of the Easterly End of my 
present Dwelling-House, and a third part of the Cellar, so long as 
she shall remain my Widow, 

Item, I give, & bequeath to Benjamin Eastman, the natural 
Son of my Daughter Tamesin, (now deceased) by Joseph East- 
man, to whom she was lawfully married; to him the said Ben- 
jamin, my grand son; and to my Daughter Mary (now the Wife 
of Jeremiah Fowler) to them, & their Heirs forever; All my 
Estate real & personal to be equally divided between them ; two 
thirds of it at my Decease; and what is given, (as mentioned 
above) to my Wife, to be equally divided between them, at the 
End of her Term — Excepting, that there shall be paid out of my 
Estate, by my Heirs aforesaid, Benjamin Eastman, & Mary 
Fowler, or by her Husband in her Behalf, sixty pounds in Bills of 
Credit of this Province, according to Dollars at six pounds ^ 
Dollar, to Mary, the Daughter of my present Wife by a former 
Husband, (now the Wife of Caleb Burbank), which I do give & 
bequeath to her, in Regard of her kind, & dutiful Behaviour to 
me ; & her good Service in the Family, till she was eighteen years 
of Age. 

And also. Excepting what I have promised to Abner Watkins, 
(a Son of my foresaid Wife by a former Husband), (who lives 
with me at present) on Condition that he lives with me till he 
shall be twenty one years of Age — And if the said Abner shall 
serve me faithfully till he shall be twenty one years of Age, I give 
to him out of my Estate, to be paid by my Heirs above men- 
tioned, within a year after he is twenty one years of Age, a pair 
of Steers coming in four years old, two new Suits of apparell, and 
an hundred & twenty pounds in Bills of Credit of the old tenor, 
and a Castor Hat. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 373 

Also, The above Bequest to Mary, the Wife of Caleb Burbank 
is to be paid to her within a year after my Decease. 

And further, it is my Will, That if Benjamin Eastman, afore- 
mentioned should die without Children, or Child, his Part in my 
Estate shall be given to my Daughter Mary, (the Wife of Jere- 
miah Fowler) & her Heirs forever — 

And I constitute & appoint my beloved Son in Law Joseph 
Eastman of New-Hopkinton aforesaid, Yeoman, sole Executor 

his 
David X Woodwell 
Mark 

[Witnesses] John Putney, Nathan Gould, James Scales. 
[Proved May 30, 1770.] 

[Inventory, May 2, 1770; amount, £357. 13. 5; signed by 
Joseph Putney, John Putney, and Enoch Eastman.] 

Hopkinton May y 23: 1770 these Presents Wittnes that Jere- 
miah fowler and mary his Wife on the one Pate have agreed to 
take the Northerly Side of the Land of David Woodwell Late of 
Hopkinton Dec^ Begining on the Easterly End of the farme 
thence Runing South about Eighty Degrees West about one 
hondred and Sixty Rods to a Stake at the Westerly End of S'* 
farme then Northerly to Stephen Eastmans Land and By his 
Land to the East End of his farme then Southely as the old 
Range Line Runs to the first Bound and Benjamin Eastman on 
the other Part hath agreed to take the Southerly Side it Being the 
one half of Said farme as fer South as Caleb Burbanks Land Said 
Division Line Runs Between the house and Barn on the Said 
Primises: as wittnes over hands 

Enoch Eastman Jeremiah Fowler 

Jeremiah Page Mary Fowler 

Benjamin Eastman 



374 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOSEPH FARLEY 1762 NASHUA 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Farley of Dunstable, 
yeoman, granted to Esther Farley, widow, Dec. 13, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 501.] 

[Bond of Esther Farley, with Joseph Senter of Dunstable and 
Reuben Spaulding of Nottingham, yeomen, as sureties, in the 
sum of £1000, Dec. 13, 1762, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Samuel Cummings, Samuel Greeley, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 13, 1762, authorizing Samuel Greeley of Not- 
tingham West and Joseph Senter of Dunstable, gentlemen, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Dec. 31, 1762; amount, £3623. i. 10; 
signed by Samuel Greeley, Jr., and Joseph Senter. 

[Petition of Esther Farley, widow, Ebenezer Farley, brother of 
the deceased, Josiah Blood, who married a sister, and John Var- 
num, attorney for Caleb Farley and James Twiss, who married 
two of the sisters, that Ezekiel Chase, Capt. Jonathan Lund, 
Lieut. Joseph Senter, Capt. John Chamberlain, and Lieut. 
Joseph Butler be appointed a committee to divide the real estate; 
dated HoUis, March 27, 1764; witnesses, Jonathan Lund, Joseph 
Senter.] 

[Warrant, March 30, 1764, authorizing Ezekiel Chase of Not- 
tingham West, John Chamberlain of Merrimack, Joseph Senter 
of Dunstable, Jonathan Lund of Dunstable, and Joseph Butler of 
Pelham, gentlemen, to divide the real estate.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £2462. 15. 6, personal 
estate; expenditures, £2548. 10. 10; allowed Oct. 12, 1764.] 

Province of 1 To the Honerable Richard Wibird Esq'' Judge 
New Hamps' / of the Probate of wills &c for said Province 
Whereas your Hon"" by a commission dated the 30*'' of march 
764 having appointed us the Subscribers a committee to Divide 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 375 

the Real Estate of Joseph Farley late of Dunstable Deceased 
Intestate in manner following that is to Say to Set off to Esther 
Farley the widow of said Intestate one third part of Said Estate; 
and Divide the Remaining two thirds to & among the next of Kin 
to the Said Intestate — 

Pursuant to the authority Given us by Said Commission we 
have Set off to the Said widow one hundred and fifty acres of 
Land be it more or less Situate in Hollis with the Buildings 
thereon (the old Log house excepted) bounded as followeth viz* 
begining at a heap of Stones at Back meadow Falls by Nashaway 
River then Northerly down stream about one hundred and Eight 
Rods to a heap of stones by Said River; then North westerly 
about Two hundred forty Six Rods to a heap of Stones on a 
Great Rock; then South westerly one hundred Rods to a pine 
marked E. : with a pile of stones by it; then South Easterly about 
Two hundred & forty Six Rods to the first mentioned Bounds 
allso the Said Intestats Pew in Hollis meeting House, which is in 
full of her thirds of Said estate — 

Then we proceeded to Divide the Remaining two thirds of 
Said estate to & among the next of Kin ; which are one Surviving 
Brother Ebenezer Farley; and three Sisters viz* Abigail Blogget; 
Lydia Twiss; & Elizabeth Farley; also the children or heirs at 
Law of Sarah Blood Deceased another Sister as followeth 

Imp" To Ebenezer Farley one Hundred & Sixty Seven acres of 
Land at the North westerly angle at a Red oke marked E: by 
Land Set to Elizabeth Farley; from thence easterly crossing 
Flints pond about Two hundred & fifty Six Rods to a pine 
marked E: then South westerly about one hundred Ninty & two 
Rods to a Stake by Land Set to Abigail Blogget ; then westerly by 
Said Land about one hundred & thirty Rods to a heap of stones 
at the Road; then Northerly by the Road in part and his own 
Land in part about one hundred & Eighty Rods to the first 
mentioned Boundry 

Secondly To Abigail Blogget one piece of Land Situate in 
Hollis containing one hundred and Forty acres be it more or less- 



376 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

and is Bounded as followeth viz* to begin at the North westerly 
angle at a heap of stones by the Road, then Southerly by Said 
Road about one hundred & forty Rods to a heap of stones; then 
South Easterly about one hundred & forteen Rods to a heap of 
Stones; then Southerly about Eighty Rods to a pine marked E: 
the South westerly corner of the widows thirds ; then Northerly 
by Said thirds in part & Land Set to Lydia Twiss in part about 
one hundred & fifty Rods to Land in the Possession of Josiah 
Blood; then westerly by Said Land about Seventy four Rods; 
then North Easterly by Said land about Ninty Six Rods to a 
stake at Land Set to Ebenezer Farley; then westerly by Said 
Land about one hundred & thirty Rods to the first mentioned 
Boundry. — also one peice of Land more situate in Hollis con- 
taining Ninteen acres be it more or Less; it being a part of the 
Northerly End of Flints meadow So called ; Bounded Southerly 
by the Road Northerly by the meadow & Land set to Lydia 
Twiss; the westerly end is about Forty Rods wide; the easterly 
end is about thirty three Rods wide ; as also the old Log House 
Reserv^ on the widows thirds; she Removing the Same within 
one year — 

thirdly To Lydia Twiss one peice of Land Situate in Hollis 
containing one hundred & thirty four acres be it more or less 
Bounded as followeth viz* to begin at the South Easterly angle, 
at a heap of stones by Nashaway River, then Northerly or North 
easterly by Said River about Eighty Nine Rods to a white oke 
marked at Land Set to the heirs of Sarah Blood; then North 
westerly by Said Land about one hundred and thirty Rods to a 
heap of stones; then South westerly about Ninty Six Rods to a 
heap of stones on a Rock at the widows thirds then South 
Easterly by Said thirds to the first mentioned place also Fifteen 
acres of Land be it more or less in Hollis at the Northerly end of 
Flints meadow. Bounded Southerly by Land Set to Abigail 
Blogget ; Northerly by Land Set to the heirs of Sarah Blood ; the 
easterly end, & the westerly end are thirty Seven Rods wide 
each — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 377 

Fourthly To Elizabeth Farley one hundred and thirteen acres 
of Land Situate in Hollis be it more or less Bounded as followeth 
viz* to begin at the South westerly angle at a Red oke marked 
E: by Land Set to Eben"" Farley; then Easterly by Said Land & 
crossing Flints pond about Two hundred & fifty Six Rods to a 
pine marked E: then North westerly by Flints farm line about 
Two hundred and eight Rods to the Road crossing the Same; 
then westerly by Said Road to the Farm line; then Southerly or 
South westerly by Said line about one hundred and Eight Rods 
to the Red oke E: 

5'y To the children or heirs at Law of Sarah Blood Deceased 
one Hundred twenty & eight acres of Land Situate in Hollis be it 
more or less Bounded as followeth viz* to begin at the South 
Easterly angle at a white oke marked by Nashaway River then 
Northerly or North easterly by Said River about Eighty Nine 
Rods to a Blew oke marked; then North westerly about Two 
hundred & Sixteen Rods to a Stake at the Farm line ; then South 
westerly by Said line about Ninty Six Rods to a heap of Stones at 
Land Set to Lydia Twiss; then South easterly by Said Land 
about one Hundred & thirty Rods to the place first mentioned ; 
also Twelve acres of Land in Hollis be it more or less; it being the 
most Northerly part of Flints meadow so called and is Bounded 
Southerly by meadow set to Lydia Twiss; and all other parts by 
the farm line; the westerly part is forty five Rods wide & the 
easterly part is forty three Rods wide, thus having according to 
our best Skill and Judgement compleated the work we Subscribe 
your Hon" Humble Servants 

Hollis June 2: 1764 John Chamberlin 

Jonathan Lund 
Joseph Butler 
Joseph Senter 

[Ebenezer Farley, Caleb Farley, James Twiss, Josiah Blood, 
guardian of his and Sarah Blood's children, and Abigail Blodgett 
approve of the division.] 



Sy'^ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[License to David Farnsworth of Hollis and his wife, Esther 
Farnsworth, administratrix, May 30, 1766, to sell real estate of 
Joseph Farley of Hollis.] 



JAMES FOGG 1762 KENSINGTON 

In the name of God amen The 20^^" Day of December 1762 I 
James Fogg of Kensington in the Province of new Hampshier 
in New England Yamon * * * 

first. I Give to my son Stephen about two acres of Land 
whare his shop stand ^ and ten acres of Land on the Red oake 
Rig soo Called begining on the north East Bound of my Land 
Runing Westerly to a stone Wall then Runing southerly of s<^ 
wall runs till it Contains ten acres and Do oblige him my s*^ 
son to Pay to my Daughter hannah thurty Pounds mony old 
tenr Within one year after my Decease 

Second I Give to my son James my Dwelling hous and mash 
and Land on both sids of the hyway at the home Place and all 
my Land on the Redoak Ridg Stephens Excepted as it is 
Bounded and I Give James all my moveings tools without 
Doers and Do oblige him s<^ son James to Pay to my Daughter 
mary and my Daughter Sary thurty Pounds Each mony old 
ten"" Within one year after my Decace 

thur'i I Give to my Will beloved Wife one thurd of my Real 
Estate soo long as she shall Live my wido and all the moveabels 
within the hous — - 

Lastly I appoint and Constitute my two sons to Be Exec- 
utors * * * 

James Fogg 

[Witnesses] Nathaneil maxfield, Samuel Tucke, John Sher- 
burne. 

[Proved June 24, 1767.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 379 

WILLIAM CURRY 1762 CANTERBURY 

In the name of God amen the Twenty third Day of December 
in the Year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and 
Sixty Two William Curry of the Town of Canterbury in the 
Province of New Hampshire in New England being sick and 
weak in Body * * * 

Imprimus I give also unto my beloved wife Ann Eighty Acres 
of Land whereon I now Dwell until my youngest Son Thomas 
Comes to the Age of Twenty one Years and it's also my will 
that then my said wife shall have one third of my Estate as the 
Law directs it's also my will that my said wife shall have the 
Improvem* of Forty Acres which I purchased of Daniel Jackson 
until the marriage of Either of my Daughters and no Longer — 
I will bequeath and give my son William Curry one hundred 
acres of Land which is Laid out and Not Improved and also 
One hundred acres of Land in the undivided Lands in the Town 
of Canterbury in Said Province but if my said Son should de- 
cease without an heir Lawfully begotten of his Body that then 
the said Two hundred acres shall be Equally divided among my 
Other sons that shall then be living — 

Item I give and will my Son Samuel Curry all my Lands in 
the Township of New holderness I also give my said son one 
horse one Yoke of Steers and one Heifer Coming in one Year old 
also one pair of Plow Irons — 

Item I will and give my Four Daughters Mary Elizabeth 
margaret and Sarah Forty Acres of Land which I bougt of 
Daniel Jackson which I now Improve it is also my will that my 
Executors Sell and dispose of the said forty acres of Land at tlie 
Time of the first marriage of Either of my said Daughters and 
the money to be Equally Divided and Paid Each and every of 
my daughters at the Time of their marriage or of their being of 
full age and it is also my will if any of my daughters shall de- 
cease that their part shall be Equally Divided among my daugh- 
ters that is living if the Deceas'' have no heirs 

Item I will bequeath and give my Son John Curry and Robert 



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Curry all my Land be the Same more or Less in the Town of 
Barrington in the Province afores'' to be Equally Divided between 
them in quantity and quality and if they or Either of them de- 
cease before they Come to full Age said Land to be Equall 
divided amongst my sons that is then living — 

It is also my will that my said wife Ann have all my house 
hold Furniture forever — - 

Item I will and bequeath my son Thomas Curry Eighty Acres 
of Land whereon I now Dwell on in the Town of Canterbury 
which I purchased of Samuel Doe and Also partly of Ephraim 
Morril Immediately to be possed & Enjoy 'd by my said Son 
Thomas when he Comes to the Age of Twenty one Years but 
if my said son Thomas deceased before he Comes of Age to be 
Equally divided amongst my aforementioned sons — 

It is also my will that Theodore Atkinson Jun' and Hercules 
Moony sell my Stock and Purchase Lands in the right Called 
Mason Claim of the Lord proprietors who is the owners there 
of for the use and benefit of my said Son Thom^ 

I do Likewise Constitute appoint and Ordain Theodore At- 
kinson Jun' and Hercules Moony my Sole Executors * * * 

William Curry 
his 
[Witnesses] William Elles, Richard Ellison, Thomas X Yokes. 

mark 
[Proved March 9, 1763.] 



JOSEPH THING 1762 BRENTWOOD 

[Mary Thing, "being farr advanced in age," renounces ad- 
ministration on the estate of her husband, Joseph Thing of 
Brentwood, Dec. 25, 1762, in favor of Joseph Thing, oldest son; 
witnesses, Samuel Blake, Joseph Thing.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 38 1 

[Administration on the estate of Bartholomew [Joseph] Thing 
yeoman, granted to Joseph Thing Dec. 29, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 500.] 

[Bond of Joseph Thing of Exeter, yeoman, with Peter Thing 
of Brentwood and Edward Eastman of Kingston, yeomen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £1000, Dec. 29, 1762, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, Cutts Shannon, George Libby. 
Probably in error this bond describes Joseph Thing as adminis- 
trator of the estate of his son, Bartholomew Thing.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 29, 1762, authorizing Ephraim Robinson of 
Exeter and Jeremiah Oilman of Brentwood, gentlemen, to ap- 
praise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 27, 1763; amount, £1965. 15. o; signed by 
Ephraim Robinson and Jeremiah Oilman.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 28, 1763, authorizing Ephraim Robinson, 
merchant, and Noah Emery, gentleman, both of Exeter, to re- 
ceive claims against the estate.] 

Province of 1 Whereas we the Subscribers Were ap- 
New Hampshire / pointed by the Hon^'« Richard Wibird Esq"" 
Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for Said Province, a Committee 
to Sett off to Mary Thing of Brintw^ood in Said Province Her 
Dower which happens to her of the Real Estate of her Late 
husband Joseph Thing late of Brintwood aforesaid Yeoman De- 
ceas'd Intestate and to Set forth the Same by Metes and 
Bounds — 

We have accordingly Sett off to the Said Mary Thing for 
her Dower of the said Real Estate Nine acres of Land lying on 
the Westerly Side of the Highway with the Late Mansion house 
of the Said Intestate Standing thereon in Brintwood aforesaid 
bounded as Follows viz* Beginning at the South Easterly 
Corner of that part of the Homestead of the Said Intestate that 
lyes on the Westerly Side of Said Highway, and from Said 
Corner to Run Northerly by the Said Highway Twenty Nine 



382 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

rods to a Stake, Then to begin again at the first mentioned 
bounds and to run South Sixty nine Degrees West Fifty two 
rods & four Hnks & a half by Jeremiah Elsworth's Land to a 
Stake, Thence Runing North Thirty Degrees West Twenty one 
rods & one third of a rod to a Stake, and from thence on a 
Strait Line to the Northerly End of the Twenty nine rods line 
aforesaid, with all the Priviledges and Appurtenanses thereof 
Which Premisses We have Set off to the Said Mary Thing as 
her full Dower of the Real Estate of the Said Intestate To Hold 
to her in Severalty During the Term of her Natural Life — 
Done at Brintwood aforesaid the Thirtieth day of May — Anno 
Domini 1764. 

Eph"' Robinson 1 

Jeremiah Gilman > Committee 

Jeremiah Ellsworth J 

[List of claims against the estate, Sept. 28, 1764; amount, 
£1206. 15. II; signed by Ephraim Robinson and Noah Emery.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £2464. 16. o; expendi- 
tures, £1057. 6. o; allowed April 24, 1765.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £1407. 10. o; expenditures, 
£1509. 13. 6; allowed June 28, 1769.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £15. o. o; expenditures, £14. 
6. 4; allowed Oct. 31, 1770.] 



NATHANIEL GROVE 1762 GREENLAND 

[Guardianship of Sarah Grove, minor, aged more than 14 
years, daughter of Nathaniel Grove of Greenland, granted to 
Gideon Walker Dec. 29, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 500.] 

[Bond of Gideon Walker of Portsmouth, yeoman, with 
Theodore Moses of Portsmouth, barber, and Joshua Trickey of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 383 

Newington, yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Dec. 29, 
1762, for the guardianship of Sarah Grove; witnesses, William 
Parker, George Libby.] 



NATHANIEL FAIRBANKS 1763 KEENE 

In the Name of God Amen I Nathaniel Fairbank of Keene in 
the Province of New Hampshire in New England yeoman being 
very Sick and weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis I Give and Bequeathe to Betty my Dearly Beloved 
wife (besides her Lawful Dowry) Two Good cows also Twelve 
Pounds Sterling money of Great Brittain which is due to me by 
Note of hand from Benjamin Shepherd of Wrentham 

Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Susanna 
Thurston Three Pounds Lawful money of the Bay to be Paid 
by my Executor hereafter named within a year after my Decease 

Item I Give to Beloved Nephew John Fairbanks of Wrentham 
in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England 
yeoman all my Lands which I now own and am Possessed of in 
the Town Ship of Bellingham in the County Suffolk in the 
Province afore Said 

Item I Give and Bequeathe to my Beloved Son in Law 
Benjamin Hall (for the Service he has already Done me and 
what he is further Enjoined to do for me and my Beloved wife) 
all my Estate Real and Personal which I have in the Township 
of Keene in the Province of Hampshire above Said to him and 
his assigns Forever 

Furthermore I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Belo\'ed 
Son in Law Benjamin Hall Sole Executor of this my Last will 
and Testament 

Finaly if there be any of my Estate Real or Personal which I 
have not bequeathed away in this my Last Will I do hereby 
Bequeath it to my above Said Son in Law and to his assigns 



384 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Forever by him to be Possessed and Enjoyed * * * in 
witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal This 
Ninth Day of January Anno Domini 1763 and in the 3'"^ Year 
of his Majisties Reign 

his 

Nathaniel X Fairbanks 

mark 

[Witnesses] Rob* Gillmor, Michal Willson, David Foster, 
David Nims. 

[Proved May 25, 1763.] 



WILLIAM LANCY 1763 AMHERST 

[Administration on the estate of William Lancy of Amherst, 
yeoman, granted to Robert Read Jan. 17, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 541.] 

[Bond of Robert Read, with John Shepard and William Pea- 
body as sureties, all of Amherst, gentlemen, in the sum of £1000, 
Jan. 17, 1763, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
John Shepard, Jr., Jacob Dresser.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 17, 1763, authorizing James Cochran and 
Ephraim Lund, both of Amherst, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, attested March 30, 1763; amount, £926. 18. o; 
signed by James Cochran and Ephraim Lund.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £1071. 18. o; ex- 
penditures, £950. 4. 8; mentions "allowance to the Widow for 
Necessaries for Housekeeping .... Maintaining two of 
the Deceasds Children under Seven years of age so long as to 
make 2']2 weeks"; allowed Sept. 26, 1764.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £993. 10. 5; signed 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 385 

by John Shepard, Jr., and Daniel Campbell, and attested Aug. 
28, 1764.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £121. 3. 4; allowed 
Oct. 16, 1764.] 



JOHN BROWN 1763 NEW IPSWICH 

[x^d ministration on the estate of John Brown of New Ipswich 
granted to Alary Brown, widow, Feb. 7, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 542.] 

[Bond of Mary Brown, with Reuben Kidder and Isaac Apple- 
ton, yeomen, as sureties^ all of New Ipswich, in the sum of 
£1000, Feb. 7, 1763, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, James Wilson, Joseph Parker.] 

[Inventory, attested March 15, 1763; amount, £1229. 6. 6; 
signed by Jonas Woolson and Benjamin Hoar.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Brown granted to his 
son, John Brown, April 5, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 458.] 

[Warrant, April 5, 1765, authorizing Benjamin Hoar and Jonas 
Woolson, both of New Ipswich, gentlemen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, June 21, 1765; amount, £950. o. o; signed by 
Benjamin Hoar and Jonas Woolson.] 



JONATHAN DANFORTH 1763 HOLLIS 

[Bond of William Manning, Jr., gentleman, with Joshua 
Abbott, Jr., cordwainer, as surety, both of Billerica, Mass., in 
the sum of £500, Feb. 14, 1763, for the guardianship of Jonathan 



386 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Danforth, David Danforth, and Anna Danforth, minors, more 
than 14 years old, children of Jonathan Danforth of Hollis 
deceased ; witnesses, William Stickney and Abigail Walker.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 



SAMUEL MERRILL 1763 HUDSON 

In The name of God Amen I Samuel Merril of Notingham 
West in the Province of New Hampshire in New England yeo- 
man * * * 

Item I give to my well beloved Wife Susanna Merril the im- 
provement of all my Estate both real & personal that shall be 
left after my funeral charges and debts are payd, (Except what 
shall be hereafter Excepted) during the time that she remains 
my Widow in condition of her bringing up my youngest son 
Isaac, and my grandson, Abel Merril if he be disposed to Live 
with her to the age of Twenty one years, and my grand Daugh- 
ter Rachel Merril to the age of Eighteen years, And if my wife 
should see cause to marry my Will is that she have the Improve- 
ment of one third part of my Estate, upon and after marriage 
and the other Two Thirds to be improvd to the use of my son 
Isaac to the age of Twenty one years, and in Condition that my 
Wife should not marry, my will is that my son Isaac at the age of 
Twenty one years shall come into possession of the one half of my 
Estate, that shall then remain after the Legacies are all payd, 
and my Wife the improvement of the other half during her Nat- 
ural Life or Widowhood and if she die my Widow that she have a 
decent interment according to the discretion of my Executor 

Item my Will is that my sons Daniel Merril and William Mer- 
ril shal have besids what I have alreadey given them by deed of 
gift, a small piece of Land which lies comon bounded Easterly 
upon the road which runs from my house to Musquash Brook 
and westerly by a foot path which runs from said Brook south- 
erly to the aforementioned road near the fence as it now stands,. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 387 

and southerly by a burying place, to be divided Equally between 
them. 

Item I give to my Daughter Sarah Hills Four Pounds sterling 
money to be payd to her by my Executor out of my Estate in the 
year 1775, which is the year my son Isaac comes of age 

Item I give to my Daughter Abigail Marsh six Pounds sterling 
money to be payd by my Executor out of my Estate in the afore- 
mentioned year 1775. 

Item I give to the Children of my Son Samuel Deceased in the 
following manner (viz) to my grand son Abel Merril Ten Pounds 
sterling money at the age of Twenty one, and to my grand 
Daughters Tabatha, Rebecca, Ruth, Rachal and Tamson one 
Pound sterling money to Each of them to be payd at the age of 
Eighteen by my Executor out of my Estate 

Item My Wil is that my son Isaac come into possession of the 
one half of all my Estate both real and personal (at the age of 
Twenty one) which shall be left after the before mentioned Lega- 
cies are payd, during the widowhood or Life of his mother, if she 
be then Living and after the Death of my Wife, my Will is, that 
my son Isaac shall have in Lands or movables of my Estate what 
shall be Judged by Judicious Judges to the value of six Hundred 
Pounds old Tenor, Equivelent to money as it was in the year, 
1750, which I call Equal to what I give to Each of my other Three 
sons Daniel, Samuel, and William, and my Will is that what is 
then remaining of my Estate it shall be Equally Divided between 
my three Sons Daniel William and Isaac 

Item My Will is that if my son Isaac should not Live to marry 
or to the age of Twenty one years that what is given to him in 
this Will, shall be Equally Divided between my Two sons Daniel 
and William 

Lastly I do hereby Constitute ordain and appoint my son 
Daniel Merril my Executor, of this my Last Will and Testament. 

In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and Seal this 
sixteenth day of Febr^ anno Domini, 1763. 

Samuel Merril 



388 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Witnesses] James Sherburn, Nath' Merril, Nath^ Merril Ju', 
Nath^i merril Ter^ 

[Proved April 13, 1763.] 

[Warrant, April 14, 1763, authorizing Thomas Colburn, gen- 
tleman, and George Burns, yeoman, both of Nottingham West, 
to appraise the estate.] 

[Guardianship of Abel Merrill, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Samuel Merrill, Jr., granted to Daniel Merrill April 
I4» 1763-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 544.] 

[Inventory, attested Oct. 21, 1763; amount, £4929. 15. 8; 
signed by Thomas Colburn and George Burns.] 

[Guardianship of Isaac Merrill, aged less than 14 years, son of 
Samuel Merrill, granted to John Hamblett March 28, 1764.] 

{Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 208.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £1709. 15. 8, personal es- 
tate; expenditures, £566. 16. 8; allowed March 28, 1764.] 

[Bond of Samuel Marsh, with Samuel Greeley and Reuben 
Spaulding as sureties, all of Nottingham West, gentlemen, in the 
sum of £500, Oct. 28, 1768, for the guardianship of Isaac Mer- 
rill, minor, aged more than 14 years, son of Samuel Merrill; 
witnesses, Reuben Batchelder, Joseph Severance.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £594. 17. 6; expenditures, £776. 
2. 8; mentions "Maintenance of 2 children 333 Weeks since the 
former Ace*"; allowed May 7, 1772.] 



JOHN WEBSTER 1763 KINGSTON 

The Last Will And Testament of John Webster of Kingstown 
and Provence of New Hampshire in New England yeoman 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 389 

firs I Give and Bequeath to my Dearly Beloved Wife Sarah 
All my Housel Stuf and Household Goods and also two Cowes : 
She is to tak her Choise of the Cowes : and also four sheep and 
four Lames : and all the Provision y* is in the House. I also Gi\e 
my wife the Improment of all my Homsteed: and allso the Im- 
provement of my Lot of Land which Lys one the west side of the 
Road betwext the two Roads: and the Hill During her Nateruel 
Life — 

Secondly I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved Son Isaac Web- 
ster a Peace of Land Lying at the Easterly End of the Land that 
I sould him and so Runing Easterly the same Breath to the 
Extenth of my Land, and he shall come into the Posession 
thereof at my Decease : and allso I give him my Homsteed Land 
And Buildings and he shall Come into posession thareof at the 
Decease of his mother: and it is my will that my Son Isaac Shall 
pay to my four Daughters four parts oute of five with in six 
mounth after the Decease of his mother the Vailly of said Land : 
and if S'^ Isaac Neglect to pay the Vailly it shall be Devided into 
five parts and he shall have one part — 

thirdly I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Sarah 
that Lott of Land which Lys on the westerly side of Bobra-pond 
Brook So called ; and also one fifth Part of my out Lands — 

fourthly I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Elisa- 
beth all my part in that Lott of Land which I purtached of 
Samuel Tinney Lying neare Thomas Websters and also one fifth 
pard of my out Lands — 

fifthly I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Hannah 
all my Right in that Lott of Land which Richard Hubbard 
and my self purtached of Thomas Webester; and also A Lott 
of Land lying neare Daniel Hauts Land which land was Laid 
out to my self and Jonathan Webester and Gideon Wel:)cster 
Deceased by the pripores of Kingstown and also on fifth part of 
my out Lands — 

Sixthly I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter mary all 
my Land that Lying on the west Side of the Road that Leads to 



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John Hubbard Lying betwen Isaac Webesters Land and John 
Doddges Land : Exceping Six accors of that that Lys joying by 
sd John Doddes land; and also all my Land lying upon Kings- 
town Road upon Rockey Hill So Runing over the Hill to the 
Road that Leads to s*^ John Hubbards; and it is my will that 
Shee Shall Com into the possession thereof at my Decease : and it 
is my will that my Daughter Mary Shall pay to my Daughter 
Sarah the Sum of twenty Six pounds old tenor within six 
mounth after my Decease; and also to pay to my Daughter 
Elisabeth the sum of twenty six pounds old tenor within six 
mounth after my Decease; also I give to my said Daughter 
mary that Lott of Land Lying on the west side of the Road that 
Leads to Kingstow and Lying betwen the two Roads and the 
Hill And Shee Shall Come into the poseissons at her mother 
Decease 

Lastly And it is my will and Pleasure that my Son Isaac 
Webester Shall Pay all those Jus'^ Debts which in Dutey Right 
and Concience I owe to any persons : and also to pay the Charges 
of my funeral Expences ; Also it is my will and pleasuer that my 
Son Isaac Shall Return to his mother all that Shall be left of the 
Stoke and Debets, when he have Paid all the Debts and Charges 
and Expences — 

Lastly I Constetute ordain and appoint my Dearly Beloved 
wife Sarah Webester And my Beloved Son Isaac Webester to be 
the Sole Executors * * * In Witness whereof : and In testi- 
money to all Above writen I the Said John Webester have here- 
unto Set my hand and Seal this Seventhenth Day of Febuary 
anno Domi: 1763 And in the third year of his majes* Reign. 

John Webster 

hir 
[Witnesses] Joseph webster, Mary X Peasely, Thomas 
Johnson. mark 

[Proved Aug. 27, 1766.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 391 

[Inventory, Aug. 28, 1766; amount, £230. 5. o; signed by 
Eliphalet Hoyt and John Wadlelgh.] 

[Account of Isaac Webster, executor; receipts, £45. 6. o; 
expenditures, £70. 3. 2; allowed Dec. 27, 1769,] 



JOHN BELL 1763 BEDFORD 

[Administration on the estate of John Bell of Bedford granted 
to John Bell Feb. 23, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 542.] 

[Bond of John Bell, yeoman, with John Goffe and Samuel 
Patten as sureties, all of Bedford, in the sum of £1000, Feb. 23, 
1763, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, James Mc- 
Knight, John Wallace.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 23, 1763, authorizing Matthew Patten and 
Robert Walker, yeoman, both of Bedford, to appraise the estate; 
mentions the administrator as son of the deceased.] 

[Inventory, attested June 6, 1763; amount, £3380. i. o; signed 
by Robert Walker and Matthew Patten.] 

[Warrant, April 29, 1763, authorizing Moses Barron, gentle- 
man, Robert Walker, James Caldwell, Daniel Moore, and Joseph 
Scoby, yeomen, all of Bedford, to set off the widow's dower to 
Margaret Bell.] 

Province of New Hampshir Bedford may the 11 1763 
By Vertue of a warrant from the Judge of Probate of wills to 
us the Subscribers as a Com"'" to Set off to margaret Bell widow 
Relict of John Bell late of Bedford aforesaid yoman Deccasd hir 
thirds in the Real Estat of which the afore Said John Bell Died 
Seized of we have proseded as foloeth viz begining at a Stak at 
the west line of Said Estat and runing from thence East about 7 
degrees South to a Red oack tree and from thence the Same pint 
by Staks to an Elm tree and from thence the same pint to a white 



392 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

pine tree and from thence to a Stak in the East Hne of s'' Estat 
and from thence South about twenty five rods to a Stak and 
Stons and from thence about west to a whit oack tree and from 
thence by Stakes to a Stump and from thence the Same pint to a 
white oack and from thence to a Stak in the west Hne of Said 
Estate and from thence north about thirty Rods to the first men- 
tioned bounds the widow to have all Comprehended within said 
bounds only (reserving liberty of roads for those that improve 
the other two thirds as here after mentioned) the widow to have 
the Northest parte of the barn viz west as far as the barn floar 
goeth and South to the prick post on the East side of the floor 
way and all so a priviledge of going to the S"^ Barn as the road 
hath bin used before & into the Barn with tems or other ways 
and to ty up and let out Cattle and to throw out the Dung and 
carry it away 

the roads before mentioned air as foloeth the road that goeth 
threw the widows thirds as the same is now improved lengthwise 
of what we asign her to Ly for an opne road the other road begins 
at the north line of the widows thirds at a Stak by the now Stand- 
ing log fence and runing Sowwest one rod wid to the road that 
goeth threw the widows thirds those that improve said road is 
to make bars on the north Sid and to keep them up onely when 
passing and repassing the South west bars to be made by those 
that improve the widows thirds and those that pass threw to put 
them up when they put them down and all so liberty for those 
that improve the two thirds to go to the barn those that improve 
the two thirds to make and keep in repair the South pair of bars 
and those that improve the widows thirds to mak and keep in 
repair the north pair of bars and both parties to put up Said bars 
when they put them Down &c 

the beforgoing is agreable to our Judgment 

Moses Barron 
Robert Walker 
Joseph Scobey 
Daniel Moore 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 393 

[Caveat of Susanna Bell, by William Duncan, Jan. i, 1765, 
against the allowance of the account of the administrator of the 
estate of her father without notice.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £679. 18. 2; signed 
by John Goffe and Matthew Patten, and attested June 4, 1765.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £679. 18. 2; amount 
distributed, £116. 9. 9; allowed July 14, 1768.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £1810. i. o; expendi- 
tures, £1693. II. 3; allowed July 15, 1768.] 



WILLIAM HOOKER 1763 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Hooker of Ports- 
mouth, joiner, granted to John Hooker, laborer, Feb. 23, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 541.] 

[Bond of John Hooker, with Jonathan Ayers, cordwainer, and 
John Pickering, millwright, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the 
sum of £1000, Feb. 23, 1763, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, George Libby.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 23, 1763, authorizing Thomas Peirce and 
Thomas Bickford, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 29, 1763; amount, £2035. 6. o; signed by 
Thomas Peirce and Thomas Bickford.] 

[Warrant, May 30, 1764, authorizing Samuel Penhallow and 
Thales Greenwood, both of Portsmouth, merchants, to receive 
claims against the estate; mentions John Hooker as son of the 
deceased.] 

[List of claims, Jan. 24, 1765; amount, £562. 2. 8; signed by 
Samuel Penhallow and Thales Greenwood.] 



394 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

MARY BATBOR 1763 LONDONDERRY 

[Administration on the estate of Mary Batbor of Londonderry 
granted to James Rogers Feb. 24, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 541.] 

[Bond of James Rogers, tailor, with Robert McClure, hus- 
bandman, and Joseph Hogg, housewright, as sureties, all of 
Londonderry, in the sum of £1000, Feb. 24, 1763, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate of Mary Batbor, widow; witnesses, 
James Walker, Samuel Patten.] 



JONATHAN MARSTON 1763 HAMPTON 

In The Name of God Amen the Twenty Eighth day of Feb- 
ruary In the Year of our Lord one thousand seven Hundred & 
sixty three and in the third Year of the Reign of King George the 
third over Great Britain &c 

I Jonathan Marston of Hampton in the Province of New 
Hampshire Gentleman * * * 

Item I give and Devise unto my Son John Marston Twenty 
shillings Old Tenor to be paid by my Executor — 

Item I give and Devise unto the Heirs of my son Elisha 
Marston (Deceas'd) twenty shillings Old Tenor to be Eaqually 
divided between them to be paid by my Executor — 

Item I give and Devise unto my Daughter Abigail Moulton 
(the Wife of Josiah Moulton Jun"^) Twenty shillings Old Tenor to 
be paid by my Executor 

Item I give and Devise to my son Jonathan Marston Jun"" 
to him his Heirs and Assigns the whole of my Estate both Real 
& personal which I Own in Hampton and Else where — 

Lastly I do by these Presents Constitute and Appoint my 
son Jonathan Marston to be Executor * * * 

Jonathan Marston 

[Witnesses] Sam" Garland, Christo"^ Toppan, David Moulton. 
[Proved June 7, 1769.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 395 

JOHN MARSTON 1763 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen the 14*'' Day of March 1763 I John 
Marston of the town of Hampton in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Yeoman being sick and weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis, I give and bequath to my Dear wife Prudence all 
my Lands Viz : three acres and a half of salt marsh formerly Be- 
longing to John moulton Lying in Hampton also one acre & half 
of wood Land Lying in North Hampton formerly John moultons 
also fifty acres of Land in Brintwood Formerly John Robersons 
and two Rights in the Township of New Briton with all my 
Household stuf goods Debts and moveable Efects after my Just 
and Lawfull Debts are there out paid by my Exec=^ freely to be 
possed and Enjoyed by her her Heirs & assigns forever also I do 
Constitute make and ordain my wife Exec * * * 

John Marston 

[Witnesses] Benjamin Batchelder, John Lane, Philip Towle 
Jun^ 

[Proved Nov. 30, 1763.] 

[Bond of Prudence Marston, with Benjamin Batchelder and 
Philip Towle, Jr., yeomen, as sureties, all of Hampton, in the sum 
of £1000, Nov. 30, 1763, for the execution of the will; witnesses, 
William Parker, Jr., William Vaughan.] 



JOHN O'SHAW 1763 NEWCASTLE 

In the Name of God Amen, the 16*^ day of March in year of 
our Lord God One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty three I 
John OShaw of the Parish of N-Castle in New Hamph' Hus- 
bandman the unprofitable Serv' of God Weak in Body but 
Strong in mind * * * 

I give to my beloved Wife Sarah OShaw and my Daughter 
Mary OShaw who is weak and unable to Support her Self all my 
Real & person' Estate that I am possed of or Ought to be pos- 



396 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

sessed or have a Legal or Just Right to now or hereafter Shall 
have Especilly my Possessions on Great Island w''*' I have Pos- 
sess'^ abov 60 years to sell dispose of as far as may be for their 
Suport and that my afores** wife & Daughter whom I Appoint 
Executrixes of this my last will pay to my Sons James John 
Daniel if Surviving & Joseph Six Shillings Each of them and 
Daughters Sarah Abigail Marg* & Elisabeth Each of them alik 
Six Shilling * * * 

his 
John X OShaw 
mark 

hir 
[Witnesses] Allcock Stevens, John Tolten, Sarah X Grandy. 

mark 
[Proved Oct. 31, 1764.] 



JEREMIAH STICKNEY 1763 CONCORD 

In the Name of God Amen, I Jeremiah Stickney of Rumford 
(so called) in the Province of New Hampshire Gentleman being 
of perfect Mind & Memory do make & ordain this my Last Will 
& Testament 

Imprimis To my well beloved Wife Elisabeth I Give & Be- 
queath all my House Hold Goods of all sorts, & all my House 
Hold Provisions of all Sorts to be at her own disposal, but what 
She Shall not dispose of in her Life I will it to be equally divided 
among my Daughters hereafter named 

2ndiy "Pq j^y gQjj Thomas Stickney I Give & Bequeath my 
Homestead with my now Dwelling House, Barn & all Edifices 
standing thereon, it Consisting of Twenty Acres more or Less of 
Land & Adjoins Westerly on the great Road leading through said 
Rumford Southerly on Land of the heirs of James Osgood lately 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 397 

Dec<^ in part, & partly on Land of Deac" George Abbott, Easterly 
on the Road by Merrimack River And Northerly on Land of the 
Rev^ M"" Sam" Phillips in part & partly on Land of Sam'' Run- 
nels. Also about fifteen acres of Land Lying & being at the 
Middle Interval (so called) & adjoins Westerly on Merrimack 
River, Southerly on Land of L* Richard Hasseltine Easterly on 
the High Lands, & Northerly on Land of Robert Davis, Also my 
whole Stock of Cattle, Sheep, Horses & Swine, Also all my Hus- 
bandry Tools & Tackling, & also the one half Part of my wearing 
Apparel 

3'1'y To my Son Jonathan Stickney I Give & Bequeath the one 
half part of my Wearing Apparel which is to be in full of his Por- 
tion of my Estate, I having lately Conveyed to him his Portion 
in Lands by Deed 

^thiy Tq my Daughters, namely, Elisabeth Evans, Sarah Chase, 
Ann Lovejoy & Mehetabel Virgin Each I Give & bequeath Five 
Shillings Sterling money of Great Britain to be paid them within 
one year next after my Decease by my Executor hereafter 
Named (I having at the time of their marriage Given them their 
other part or Portion) 

^thiy f Q jTQy Daughter Miriam Stickney I Give & bequeath 
twenty two pounds & ten Shillings Sterling money of Great 
Britain to be paid her at her arrival to the age of twenty One 
Years or at the time of her Marriage if it be before that Age to 
be paid her by my Executor hereafter Named 

6thiy Whereas my youngest Daughter, namely, Bethiah 
Stickney being Lame from her Birth, I will that She be main- 
tained Comfortably in Sickness & health out of my Estate (her 
own Industry included) by my said Executor Untill She shall 
Marry & at that time I will. Give & Bequeath unto my said 
Daughter twenty two pounds & ten Shillings Sterling money of 
Great Britain to be paid her by my said Executor 

And my s*^ son Thomas Stickney I make Ordain & appoint to 
be Sole Executor * * * 

Jeremiah Stickney 



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Signed Seald Read Pronounced & Declar'd March 24*'' 1763 
In Presence of Nath' Abbott, Timothy Walker, Ezra Carter. 
[Proved May 25, 1763.] 

[Inventory, attested May 25, 1763; amount, £12,448. 15. o;. 
signed by Ezra Carter and Nathaniel Abbott.] 



NICHOLAS DUDLEY 1763 BRENTWOOD 

In the Name of God Amen. I Nicholas Dudley of the Parish 
of Brentwood, in the Province of New hampshire, in New Eng- 
land; Yeoman * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my well Beloved Wife Elizabeth 
Dudley The use and Improvement of all my Lands in Brentwood 
Called my home place, with y^ Buldings thereon and also y use 
and Improvement of all my stock of Cattle Sheep Swine and 
Horses, and my Quater part of Dear Hill Sawmill, So long as 
She remains my Widow, moreover I Give her all my Household 
Stuff to be for her Service During her Natural Life, and then 
to be Disposed of as hereafter mentioned 

Item I Give to my Son Nicholas Dudley, all my right in 
Dear hill mill pond During his Natural Life, and also y" Im- 
provement of y*' Same to Abigail Dudley his wife, if she Should 
Survive him, so long as she remains his widow, and Then y^ 
s*^ Right in y s"^ mill-pond, I Give Devise and Bequeath to my 
Granson Nicholas Dudley Son of Truworthy Dudley Deceased 
to be at his Disposal forever 

Item I Give to my Son John Dudley Twenty Shillings, to be 
paid by My Executor, in one Year after my Decease, he having 
received his portion of my Estate 

Item I Give to my Son Biley Dudley Twenty Shillings, to be 
paid by My Executor in one Year after my Decease, he having 
received his portion of my Estate 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 399 

Item I Give to my Son Joseph Dudley and to his four Sons, 
Viz. Joseph Dudley Ephraim Dudley Truworthy Dudley & 
Samuel Dudley all my Land in y« Parish of Epping Called 
my Com'on Right, Excepting y^ Fifty Acrees which I sold to 
Nicholas Gilman 

Item I Give Devise and Bequeath to my Daughters Sarah 
Robinson and Betty Hill, and to my Granson John Dudley, son 
of Truworthy Dudley Deceased, their heirs and assigns for- 
ever, after y^ Decease or Second marriage of my Wife aforesd; 
all my Lands in Brentwood Called my home place (Except y*" 
mill pond aforesd) with y^ Buildings thereon, my Stock of Cattle 
Sheep Swine and horses Excepting one Cow, and also all my out 
Door moveables, after y" Decease or Second Marriage of my 
wife aforesd 

Item I Give to my Granson Nicholas Dudley a Good Cow to 
Be Delivered to him by my Executor Immedeately after y* 
Decease or Second marriage of my Wife aforesd 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Robinson 
and to her Disposal forever That Negro Girl named Kate which 
she had of me, and now lives with her. I also give to my Said 
Daughter Sarah Robinson, after y^ Decease of my Wife aforesd 
one Hundred and Fifty Pounds worth of my Household Stuff 
(Equal to old Tenor) And then all y^ rest of my Indoor Move- 
ables I Give to my Said Daughter Sarah Robinson and to my 
Daughter Betty Hill and to their heirs or Assigns to be Equally 
Divided Between them 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Grandaughter Elizabeth 
Dududley Daughter of my Son Joseph Dudley, Two Hundred 
Pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Executor in one Year after 
y Decease of my Wife aforesd : 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Grandaughter Hanah 
Dudley Daughter to my Sd Son Joseph Dudley y Sum of Two 
Hundred Pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Executor in one 
Year after y^ Decease of my wife 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Grandaughter Sarah Dudley 



400 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Two Hundred Pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Executor in 
one Year after y^ Decease of my Sd Wife 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Grandaughter Martha 
Dudley the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds old Tenor to be paid 
by my Executor in one Year after the Decease of my Sd Wife: 
The two last mentioned are also Daughters of my Sd Son 
Joseph Dudley 

Item I Give and Bequeath to y^ Chh: of Christ in Brentwood 
a Silver Cup of y^ weight of Ten ounces to be purchased by my 
Executor and Delivered to y^ Pastor of Sd Chh or y*= Comittee 
of Sd Chh in Six Months after my Decease unless I Should get 
Sd Cup and Deliver it to Sd Chh: in my Lifetime 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Joseph Dudley, and to 
my Daughters Sarah Robinson & Betty Hill and to my Granson 
John Dudley Son of Truworthy Dudley Deceased, and to y 
Heirs and asigns, all my notes and Bonds for money after y^ 
Payment of my Debts Legacies and Funeral Charges, and y« 
Funeral Charges of my wife aforesd 

Finally I Do hereby Constitute Ordain and appoint my 
Trusty Son in Law Josiah Robinson to be Sole Executor of 
This my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I Do 
here unto Set my hand and Seal this 25*^ Day of March Anno 
Domini 1763 and in y^ Third Year of his Majesty's Reign 

Nicholas Dudley 
her 

[Witnesses] Nathaniel Trask, moses Swazey, Judith X Gilman. 

mark 

Whereas I made the before written will y^ 25**^ Day of march 
1763 which I do now Ratifie and Confirm; Excepting what I here 
in this Codecil particularly mention Viz That, as I gave to my 
wife Elisabeth Dudley the use and Improvement of my Stock 
of Cattle Sheep Swine & horses and after the Decease or Second 
Marriage of my Wife Elisabeth Dudley aforesd; I gave the 
Same to my Daughters Sarah Robinson and Betty Hill, and to 
my granson John Dudley, I Do now give and Bequeath the 



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Said Stock of Cattle, Sheep, Swine and horses to my Said 
Wife EHsabeth Dudley to Dispose of as she shall think proper, 
and in Case She Should not dispose of y^ Same in her life time, 
then what Stock is Left at her Decease my will is y* y" Same, be 
Divided Equally, and I Do give y« Same to be Equally Divided 
between my Son Nicholas Dudley and my Granson John 
Dudley I also give to my Said Granson John Dudley a Good 
Feather Bead and Beding Suitable for y^ Same to be Delivered 
him by my Executor immediately after the Decease or Second 
marriage of my wife. In Witness whereof I Do hereunto Set my 
hand and Seal this Thirteenth Day of June Annoque Domini 
1766 And in y« Sixth Year of his Majestys Reign 

his 
Nicholas X Dudley 
mark 

[Witnesses] Hawly Marshall, Jonathan Quinby, Nathanael 
Trask. 

[Proved July 30, 1766.] 

[Inventory, Sept. i, 1766; amount, £603. 10. 6; signed by 
Theophilus Smith, and Samuel Dudley.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £158. 14. 4^2 ; expenditures, 
£141. 17. 7>^; mentions "To a Coffin for Eliz^ Dudley the widow 
of the Testator"; allowed April 27, 1774.] 



NATHANIEL LADD 1763 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Ladd of Exeter 
granted to Edward Ladd March 29, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 542.] 

[Bond of Edward Ladd, yeoman, with Joseph Thing and 
David Clifford of Brentwood, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum 



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of £500, March 29, 1763, for the administration of the estate of 
his father; witnesses, Samuel Connor, Samuel Sias, Jr.] 

[Warrant, March 29, 1763, authorizing Nicholas Oilman, 
gentleman, and Josiah Sanborn, tanner, both of Exeter, to ap- 
praise the estate.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Capt. Nathaniel Ladd, April 5, 
1763; amount, £3841. 3. o; signed by Josiah Sanborn and 
Nicholas Gilman.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £1465. 2.0; expendi- 
tures, £879. 2. o; allowed Sept. 2, 1765.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Aug. 24, 1765; amount, 
£158. II. 5^; signed by John Rice and Nicholas Gilman.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £29. 6. o; allowed 
March 3, 1766.] 



RICHARD LONG 1763 SALISBURY, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Long of Salisbury, 
Mass., yeoman, granted to Jonathan Moulton March 30, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 542.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Moulton of Hampton, with William 
Parker of Kingston and Cutts Shannon of Portsmouth, gentle- 
man, as sureties, in the sum of £400, March 30, 1763, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, David Sewall, Nathaniel 
Wiggin.] 

[Inventory of estate in New Hampshire, April, 1763; sixty 
acres in Kingston and ten in Exeter, £1900. o. o; signed by John 
Moulton and William Parker, Jr.] 



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JOHN SAXON 1763 CROWN POINT, N. Y. 

[Administration on the estate of John Saxon of Crown Point, 
N. Y,, granted to Samuel Gerrish March 30, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 542.] 

[Bond of Samuel Gerrish of Dover, with James McMurphy 
of Londonderry, gentleman, and Moses Yeaton of Somersworth, 
trader, as sureties, in the sum of £100, March 30, 1763, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, Jr., 
David Sewall.l 



JOHN ROBERTS 1763 MADBURY 

In the Name of God Amen, the Seventh Day of April anno 
Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Three. I John 
Roberts of y^ Parish of Madbury in Dover in y^ Province of 
New-Hamps"" in New-England Husbandman, being thro y^ 
goodness of God, in good health of Body * * * 

Imprimis, To my beloved wife Sarah I Give the free & ful use 
and Improvement of one Lower Room in my Dwelling House, 
which she Shall Chuse, together with a Priviledge in y^ Chamber 
over it, & Such a Priviledge in y Celler under it as She Shall 
have occation of for her own use, and also a Priviledge in my 
Barn to House & Secure her cattle & Sheep & fodder to Support 
them. I also Give to my s"^ wife one Cow & four Sheep to her 
own Disposal, and also y Priviledge of Riding y« Horse, which 
I have in this will Given to my Son John Roberts, when & So 
often as She Shall have occation therefor. I also Give to my 
s'' wife y® one third part of y" Produce of all my Homestead 
Land & orchards, both of the Tillage & mowing land. The 
fences about s'^ Land to be kept in good Repair, y^ s'* Tillage 
Land to be well manured & Tilled, & one third part of y^ Crops 
both of y« Tillage & mowing Land to be well & Seasonably 
Secured & Housed for y* use of my s^' wife, by my s'* Executor, 



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or at his Cost & Charge at their Respective Harvists yearly & 
every year during y^ Term of her Continuing my widdow. And 
my will further is that my s-^ Executor Shall Procure & Provide 
good fire Wood at y" Doer of her Dwelling House, for her use 
Sufficient to support one Comfortable fire yearly & every year 
during the afores'd Term. But in Case She Shall Marry, then 
my will is that She Shall have her Proper Dowry as by Law 
Established. I also further Give to my s^ wife to her own Dis- 
posal one Bed & y« Beding belonging unto it, & all my other 
House hold Stuff, Excepting one Bed & y^ Beding belonging 
to it, which I have herein Given to my s^^ Executor. 

Item, To my Son Samuel Roberts, & to his Heirs & i\ssigns 
forever, I Give forty Acres of Land lying in Barrington which 
Land I Purchased of Maj"^ Sam^' Hale of Portsm". 

Item To my Son John Roberts, whom I make & Constitute 
Sole Executor of this my last will, I Give, & to his Heirs & 
Assigns forever my Dwelling House & Barn, Except y" Privi- 
ledge in them which I have herein allowed to my wife During 
y^ Term of her Continuing my widow. I also Give unto my 
s'^ Son John Roberts all my live Stock of Cattle Sheep Horse 
Kine & Swine, Except Such of them as I have by this will 
Given to my s^ wife. I also Give unto him my s*^ Son John & 
to his Heirs & Assigns for ever all my Home Stead Land & 
orchards, Allowing to her y" Perquesite before mentioned 
During y Term of her Continuing my widow, & in Case she 
Shall marry, then her Proper Dowry during her natural life. 
I also Give unto my s^ Son John one Bed & y® Beding belonging 
unto it, & also all my farming Tackling & utensils, & also all 
my other movable Estate which is not herein otherways dis- 
posed of. And my Will is that my waring Apparel Shall be 
Equally Divided between my s'^ Sons Samuel & John Roberts. 

Item, To my Daughter Elisabeth Davis I Give, besides what 
I have already Given her, fifty Pounds, old Tenor, to be Paid 
her by my s^ Executor within y" Term of one Year after my 
Decease. 



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Item, To my Daughter Sarah Bussel I Give fifty Pounds, old 
Tenor, to be Paid her by my S^ Executor within y Term of 
two years after my Decease, & also House hold Stuff Equivalent 
in value to what I have Given to my s'l Daughter Elisabeth 
Davis, to be Procured & Delivered her by my Executor within 
y Term of Two Years after my Decease. * * * 

John Roberts 

[Witnesses] Eli Demerett Juner, Joseph Chesley, Timothy 
Moses Juner 

[Proved Jan. 30, 1771.] 

[Bond of John Roberts, with Benjamin Hill and Uriah 
Hanscom as sureties, all of Madbury, in the sum of £500, 
March 2^, 1771, for the execution of the will; witnesses, Joseph 
Boyd, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 



WILLIAM BRIDGHAM 1763 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Bridgham of Ports- 
mouth granted to John Elliot April 14, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 545.] 

[Bond of John Elliot, glazier, with Jonathan Ayers and 
Perkins Ayers, cordwainers, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in 
the sum of £500, April 14, 1763, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, William Parker, Jacob Bridgham.] 



THOMAS VARNEY 1763 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen this Fifteenth Day of April Anno 
Domini one thousand Seven hundred & Sixty three T Thomas 
Varney of Dover In the Province of New Hamp"^ In New England 
Blacksmith being weak in Body * * * 



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Item I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved Son Zacheus 
Varney & to his Heirs & assigns forever my whole Right or Share 
in a New Town on the head of Rochester heretofore Granted me 
by the Purchacers of Masons Patent Together with my Great 
Coat which with what I have before Given him is to be in full 
of his Part of my Estate 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved Daughters 
Elizabeth Varney the Wife of Jonathan Varney & Martha 
Hanson the Wife of Elijah Hanson one feather Bed with the 
furniture thereto belonging equaly Divided between them also 
to the Said Martha a Cow to be Delivered her within three years 
after my Decease which with what I have before given them is 
to be in full of their parts of my Estate 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Huldah 
Varney Sixteen Spanish mill'd Dollars & two thirds of a Dollar 
or the Value thereof in paper Bills (then Current in the Province) 
to be paid her within five Years after my Decease also two of 
my Feather beds Such as she shall choose with the furniture 
thereto belonging together with her mothers wearing apparell & 
all my household goods Except as heretofore Excepted which is 
to be in full of her part of my Estate 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved Son Thomas 
Varney all my wearing Apparrell Except as heretofore Excepted 
together with all my live stock and blacksmiths Tools & Also 
three Hundred pound old tenor mony of Said Province 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well beloved Sons Ezekiel 
Varney & Tho^ Varney aforesaid & to their Heirs & assigns 
forever all my Real & Personal Estate Debts & moveable effects 
in the Towns of Dover & Somersworth or else where not hereto- 
fore mentioned Equaly Divided between them my will & mean- 
ing is that the aforesaid Division shall take place Debts funeral 
Charges & Such legacies as my Estate by this will is Charged 
with being deducted & paid out of the whole further my will 
& meaning is that my Said Son Thomas Varney shall have for 
his half of the Buildings the Easterly Part of the House from the 



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middle of the Chimney & the Easterly or old Part of the Blak- 
smiths Shop together with the westerly or old Part of the Barn 
That the westerly Part of the House from the middle of the 
Chimney with the westerly or New Part of the Blaksmiths 
Shop together with the Easterly or New Part of the Barn shall 
be the Part of my said son Ezekiel Varney whom I Constitute 
ordain & Appoint Sole Executor * * * 

Tho^ Varney 

[Witnesses] Otis Baker, Benj» Wentworth 4'^^, Tho» W' 
Waldron. 

[Proved June 29, 1763.] 



JOSEPH PALMER 1763 PLAISTOW 

In the Name of God amen the fifteenth Day of april Annoq 
Domine one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty three I Joseph 
Palmer of the town of Plastow in the Provance of Newhampshire 
yeoman being in Good health of Body * * * 

Imprimis I Give and bequeath to mary my Dearly Beloved 
wife the whole of my houshold stufe During the term of hir 
natural Life and the whole use of my Dwelling house & the 
whole Use and improvement of all my place and Stock of Cattle 
and horse with all my husbandry and Koopers tools whilst my 
son wiliam if he Should Live should Come to the age of twenty 
one years and after that my son Joseph shall find his mother a 
Convenient room to Dwel in and Convenient Seller room Like 
wise he Shall keep hir one Cow winter and sumer and two ew 
sheep and to find a hors for hir to ride to meeting as often as She 
Shall Think Convenient and he shall Give his mother twelve 
bushils of indian Corn and four bushels of ry yearly and fire wood 
Convenient During the term of time She remaineth my widow 
and after the Decease of my wife my will is that what of my 



408 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

houshold Goods my wife do not make use of and Dispose of in 
hir Lifetime Shall be Eaqually Divided betwen my three 
Daughters (viz) my Daughter Sarah mudget my Daughter 
Elisabath and my Daughter mary 

Item I Give to my Daughter Sarah mudget Eighty pounds in 
money old tenour bils of Cridit or in Corn or Cattel or houshold 
goods to be Payed by my Executo when my son Joseph if he 
should Live Shall be twenty two years old with what she has had 

Item I Give to my Daughter Elisabath one hundred and 
twenty Pounds in money of the old tenour Passable bils or in 
Corn or Cattle or houshold good Equivelent there unto in one 
year after my Decease and Eighty pounds of the Same tenour 
when my son wiliam Shall be twenty two years old if he Should 
Live, to be payed by my Executor 

I teem I Give to my Daughter Mary one hundred and twenty 
Pounds in money of the old tenour Passable bils or in Corn or 
Cattle or houshold Goods Equivelent thereunto when She Shall 
Come to the age of twenty years if she Should Live and Eighty 
Pounds of the Same tenour when my Son Jonathan Shall Come 
of the age of twenty two years if he should Live 

Item I Give to my Son Joseph all my buildings and one third 
Part of my Land Lying upon the South part runing a parraral 
Line with the Line betwen Samuel ordways Land and my Land 
Quantity for quality not being valued the more for the appel 
trees reserving a drift road fer his breathren in Some Convenient 
Place fer him and them (viz) wiliam and Jonathan I Give him 
Likewise all my husbandry tools and Koopers tools also I give 
him all my Stock of Cattle and hors, and Cow and two ew Sheep 
after his mothers Decease what is Left of them after my funaral 
Charges are Pay'd and after my Daughters are payed by my 
Executor 

Item I Give to my Son wiliam one third Part of my Land 
Quantity for quality Lying next to the Island pond runing a 
parralel Line with my Son Josephs Line he Shall have a Drift 
road through his breathrens Land (viz) throw Jonathans and 



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Josephs Land where it shall be Convenient for him and Least 
to their Damage my will is that he should Give his mother two 
Dollers and a half So Long as She remaineth my widow yearly 
Item I Give to my Son Jonathan one third part of my Land 
in the middle of my farm Quantity for quality running paralel 
Lines with Josephs and wiliams before mentioned and he Shall 
have a Drift roade through his brothers Josephs Land he also 
shall Give a road through his Land to his brother wiliam he 
shall Likewise Give his mother two Spanish mild dolars and a 
half yearly So Long as She Shall Continue my widow I Like- 
wise Constitute make and ordain obadiah Eastman of Salem 
in the provance aforesaid my Sole Executor * * * 

Joseph palmer 

[Witnesses] Hannah Chase, Mehetabel Eastman, Obadiah 
Eastman. 

[Proved April 24, 1765.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 31, 1765, authorizing John Currier and 
Abraham Dow, both of Salem, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 19, 1765; amount, £2507. 13. o; signed by 
John Currier and Abraham Dow.] 



ABIGAIL LOUD 1763 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Abigail Loud of Portsmouth, 
widow, granted to Windsor Thorpe April 27, 1763.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 545.] 

[Bond of Windsor Thorpe, ropemaker, with Joseph Loud, 
cordwainer, and William Gunnison, wheelwright, as sureties, all 
of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, April 27, 1763, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate; witnesses, Cutts Shannon, William 
Vaughan.] 



4IO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, April 26, 1763, authorizing Capt. Mark Langdon 
and John Wendell, both of Portsmouth, gentlemen, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 29, 1763; amount, £91. 5. o; signed by Mark 
Langdon and John Wendell.] 



NATHANIEL HEARD 1763 ROCHESTER 

[Joseph Farnum renounces administration on the estate of 
Nathaniel Heard of Rochester in favor of Stephen Evans, with- 
out date.] 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Heard, yeoman, 
granted to Stephen Evans April 2'] , 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 545.] 

[Bond of Stephen Evans of Dover, trader, with Joseph Atkin- 
son of Durham and Cutts Shannon of Portsmouth, gentleman, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, April 27, 1763, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate; witnesses, John Lane, William Vaughan.] 

[Bond of Barnabas Palmer of Rochester, innholder, with James 
Kielle of Dover, tailor, and Paul March of Portsmouth as sure- 
ties, in the sum of £500, Dec. 28, 1763, for the administration of 
the estate; witnesses, William Parker, David Lawrence.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 16, 1764; amount £832. o. o; signed by 
Samuel Gerrish and Daniel Wingate ; attested by Stephen Evans 
as administrator.] 



DANIEL O'SHAW 1763 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel O'Shaw of Newcastle, 
yeoman, granted to Andrew Mace April 28, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 545.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4 1 1 

[Bond of Andrew Mace, fisherman, with Joseph Newmarch 
and William Branscomb, mariner, as sureties, all of Newcastle, 
in the sum of £500, April 28, 1763, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Cutts Shannon, James Cowan.] 

[Inventory, May 3, 1763; amount, £2208. o. o; signed by 
Abraham Trefethen and Meshech Bell, Jr.] 



SARAH HOAG 1763 STRATHAM 

In the Name of God Amen The Twenty Eighth Day of april 
anno : Domini one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Three in 
the Third Year of the Reign of our Sovorign Lord George The 
Third by the Grace of God King over Great Brittain &c I Sarah 
Hoag of Stratham in the province of newhampshire Widow 
Being week of Body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Joseph Hoag Twenty 
Shillings old Tenor to be paid unto him by my Executor here after 
named within Six months next after my Deceas — 

Item I Give unto my Son Benjamin Hoag Twenty Shilling old 
Tenor To be paid to him by my Executor here Named within Six 
months next after my Decease — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Sarah meeder Twenty shillings 
old Tenor To be paid unto by my Executor here after named 
within Six months next after my Decease — 

Item I Give unto Daughter phebe Jenkins Twenty Shillings 
old Tenor To be paid unto her by my Executor here after named 
with Six months next after my Decease — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Lydia Bean Twenty Shilling 
old Tenor To be paid unto her by my Executor here after named 
within Six months next after my Decease — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Ester Lomos my Silk Crape 
Gown To be Delivered unto her by my Executor here after 
named as Soon as Demanded after my Decease — 



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Item I Give unto my Grandaughter Martha Gove Twenty 
Shillings old Tenor To be paid unto her by my Exectuor here- 
after named within Six months next after my Decease — 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto My Dutyfull Son Nathan 
Hoag all my personal Estate that I have not alrady Disposed of 
by This my Last will and Testament and Do hereby apoynt and 
Constitute my Said Son Nathan Hoag Soul Executor * * * 

her 
Sarah X hoag 
Mark 

[Witnesses] John Rundlet, Nathan Hoag Ju% Susanna Hoag. 
[Proved Jan. 27, 1769.] 

[Bond of Nathan Hoag, with Solomon Smith as surety, both 
of Stratham, in the sum of £500, Jan. 27, 1769, for the execution 
of the will; witnesses, Reuben Gove Dearborn, Sarah Hoag.] 



RICHARD SMITH 1763 EXETER 

In the Name of God amen the Twelfth day of May annoque 
domini one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty three I Richard 
Smith of Exeter in the Province of Newhampshire in New 
England Tanner * * * 

Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Mary Smith 
the Improvement of my dwelling house and barn and my home 
lands, and my two Pastures lying on the Westerly Side of the 
little River (so Called) and of one half of my Personall Estate 
with liberty of dissposing or Selling So much of the Said half of 
Said Personall Estate as she may have occasion off for her Com- 
fortable Support So long as She Shall Remain my Widow. 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Son Joseph Smith Twenty 
Shillings Equal to old tennor bills of Publick Credit, I having 
Given him the Rest of his Portion heretofore. 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Son Hubartias Smith 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 413 

Twenty Shillings Equal to old tenor bills of Publick Credit, I 
having Gi\'en him the Rest of his Portion heretofore. 

Item I Give and bequeath, unto my three Daughters viz: 
Jane Loverin Dorithy Foulsham and Mary Chessley their heirs 
and assigns forever about Sixteen acres of land more or less it 
being the whole of that land which I bought of Samuel Stevens 
and Edward Stevens and lays at the upper End of my land on the 
Westerly Side of the little River aforesaid, and to be Equally 
divided between my Said three Daughters 

Item I Give and bequeath to my two Grand daughters viz: 
Mary Smith and Dolley Smith the Chilldren of my son Samuel 
Smith deceased one hundred Pounds Each Equal to old tenor 
bills of Publick Credit, to be paid to Each of them when they 
arrive to the age of Eighteen years, and if Either of them decease 
before they arive to that age, then the Said two hundred Pounds 
to be Paid to her that may live to that age, and if both Shall 
happen to decease before they arive to the age of Eighteen years 
then my Executor to have the Said two hundred Pounds. 

And My Will is that if My Wife aforesaid Shall happen to be 
my Widow at the time of her decease then She Shall have a 
deceint Christain burial at the disscretion of my Executor and the 
Charge thereof Paid by him out of what I Shall hereafter Give 
to him in this my Will. 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Son Richard Smith his heirs 
and assigns forever my dwelling house and barn and all my lands 
on which they stand and all my other lands lying and being in 
Exeter aforesaid or Else whare and my Pew in the new Meeting 
house and all my Personall Estate which I have Not other ways 
dissposed of in this my Will, he Paying all my Just debts Legacys 
and the funerall Charges as aforesaid and not Interupting his 
mother in the Improvements Given to her in this my will. 

Finally I do hereby Constitute appoint Make and ordain 

my Son Richard Smith of Exeter aforesaid my Sole Executor 
* * * 

Richrd Smith 



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[Witnesses] John Dean, Daniel Gilman 4*'', John W'^ Gilman. 
[Proved May 29, 1765.] 

[Warrant, May 29, 1765, authorizing Ephraim Robinson and 
Nicholas Gilman, both of Exeter, gentlemen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, July 12, 1765; amount, £9847. o. o: signed by 
Ephraim Robinson and Nicholas Gilman.] 



WILLIAM PEARSON 1763 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I William Pearson of Portsmouth in 
the Province of New Hampshire Esq"" being infirm and in a bad 
State of Bodily health * * * 

Item I give to Martha my beloved wife all my Personal Estate 
(excepting a Legacy of my wearing Apparel & watch which is 
herein otherways disposed of) & money in possession or in debts 
due and all personal Estate whatsoever & wheresoever to her 
her Execut" admin" & Assigns she paying my Debts »& funeral 
Charges as aforesaid I also give to her her heirs & Assigns all my 
Real Estate or Rights of Land in the new Townships in New- 
Hampshire by whatever name they are called and all that Land 
which I have at a place called Georges or S* Georges in that 
which was heretofore called the County of York & in any other 
place within that which was Said County — I also give & Devise 
to her all my Real Estate in Portsmouth aforesaid of every kind 
to hold to her during her natural Life — 

Item the Reversion and remainder of Said Real Estate in 
Portsmouth aforesaid I give and Devise to my Brother James 
Pearson during his life That is if my said Brother shall Survive 
my wife then he shall have and hold said Estate in Portsmouth 
aforesaid during his life and after his Decease or in Case my Said 
Wife shall Survive him my Said Brother then after her Decease 
I order that the said Real Estate shall be Sold to the best Ad- 



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vantage & the money that shall be raisd thereby shall be divided 
Equally between the Children of my said Brother by his first 
wife and the Children of my Sister Mary Gilmore Dec^ that is 
those of them who shall be then living shall share Equally in the 
same and if any of them shall then be Deceasd & leave Children 
they shall have the part which their Parent woud have had if 
living and I hereby authorize the Eldest son among them who 
shall be then living to make Sale thereof & Execute a Deed 
thereof to prevent Trouble & I order him to Render a fair ac- 
count & make Distribution as aforesaid deducting the necessary 
Charges 

Item I give & bequeath to my friend Eleazer Russell jun"" all 
my wearing apparel of all kinds & Sorts and also the watch which 
I usually wore In token of my Esteem & friendship for him 

Lastly I Constitute and Appoint my Said wife Sole Execute 
of this my last will & Testament hereby Revoking all other wills 
by me heretofore made — In Witness whereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand & Seal the twelfth Day of May Anno Domini 1763 

William Pearson 

[Witnesses] James Stoodly, William Hart, Tho' Parker, Wil- 
liam Parker. 

[Proved Sept. 29, 1763.] 



BENJAMIN MORRILL 1763 BIDDEFORD, ME. 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Morrill of Bidde- 
ford, Me., granted to Moses Morrill of Kingston, yeoman. May 
13. 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 545.] 

[Bond of Moses Morrill, with Samuel Stevens, yeoman, and 
Josiah Tilton, gentleman, as sureties, all of Kingston, in the sum 
of £600, May 13, 1763, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, John Boynton, William Parker, Jr.] 



41 6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, May 19, 1763, authorizing Jeremy Webster and 
Josiah Tilton, gentleman, both of Kingston, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, June 18, 1763; amount, £2612. 7. o; signed by 
Jeremy Webster and Josiah Tilton; lands in Kingston, Notting- 
ham, Gilmanton, Salisbury, Mass., and South Hampton.] 

[Warrant, July 8, 1763, authorizing Jeremy Webster, Jonathan 
Greeley, James Toppan, Josiah Tilton, and Edward Fifield, all of 
Kingston, to divide the real estate.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to Warrant from the Honb^^ 

New Hamps: j Richard Wibird Esq"" Judge of the Probate of 
Wills &c for the Province of New Hamps: to us the subscribers 
directed appointing us A Com*^^ to divide the real Estate of 
Benjamin Morrill Late of Biddeford Deceasd among the Brothers 
& sisters of s'^ deceasd ; We have proceeded & Divided the same 
& set it off as followeth viz : — 

i^* The first share to moses Morrill as followeth viz: Three 
Acres & Three Quarters of Land being the Deceaseds part in 
Twenty acres of Land scituate in the second division (so Called) 
in Kingstown in the Province of New Hamps. afores'^ and is that 
piece of Land which was set off to the s"^ Benjamin, for his part 
of his fathers Estate in Kingstown, and is Bounded as may ap- 
pear on the Probate Records of the Province afores'^ and one acre 
of salt marsh be it more or Less, which was Given him the de- 
ceas'^ by his Hon'^ Grandfather John Morril in his Last Will and 
Testament, and Lays below Waltons Mill (so Called) also Two 
small pieces of salt marsh belonging to the deceas^, being scituate 
in Salisbury — 

2^y The second share to John Morril being scituate in Notting- 
ham in s^ Province forementioned, described as followeth viz: 
fifteen acres of Land in the Tenth Lot in the 6**' Range in the 
Third Division of Lots in s'' Nottingham, and Lays as men- 
tioned & described to him in the return of the Division of the 
estate of his father Benjamin Morril which may at large appear 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 417 

on the Probate Records of s'^ Province, and four acres & an half 
in the Ninth Lot adjoyning to the former & Laying side by side 
with it being of the same Length & of an Equal breadth in all 
places; Nineteen acres and an half in the whole 

3^y The Third share to Hannah now the wife of Samuel Ste- 
vens, as followeth viz : Two acres & an half in the Ninth Lot in 
s"* Nottingham forementioned, & is of an equal breadth in all 
places, being so wide as to make the s*^ Two acres and an Half 
and one Half of a Right in Gillman Town in s'* Province which 
was set off to the deceasd as part of his share of his fathers Estate. 
4'y The fourth & Last share to Samuel Morril Bounded as fol- 
loweth viz beginning at & Joyning to the Two acres & an half 
forementioned & running the whole length thereof & Contains 
the whole of the deceasds Land remaining in the s<^ Ninth Lot 
being Eighteen acres — in Testimony of all foregoing we have 
hereunto set our hands the g^^ day of July Anno: Dom: 1764 

Jeremy Webster 
Jonathan Greeley 
Josiah Tilton 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £1027. 7, o; expendi- 
tures, £321. 7. o; mentions Samuel Stevens as guardian of John 
Morrill; allowed Nov. 28, 1764.] 

[Guardianship of Samuel Morrill, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Benjamin Morrill, granted to Samuel Stevens, hus- 
bandman, Jan. 14, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 343.] 



JACOB SAWYER 1763 HAMPSTEAD 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Sawyer of Hampstead 
granted to Edmund Sawyer May 25, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 545.] 



41 8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Edmund Sawyer, with John Webster and Joseph 
Webster as sureties, all of Hampstead, in the sum of £500, May 
25, 1763, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Daniel 
Farnham, Cutts Shannon.] 



JOSHUA BOYNTON 1763 HOLLIS 

[Administration on the estate of Joshua Boynton of Hollis 
granted to Martha Boynton June 7, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 545.] 

[Bond of Martha Boynton, widow, with John Hale, physician, 
and Samuel Hobart, gentleman, as sureties, all of Hollis, in the 
sum of £500, June 7, 1763, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Daniel Emerson, Hannah Poole.] 

[Inventory, attested Feb. 6, 1764; amount, £3636. 3. 4; signed 
by Francis Worcester, Jr., and Benjamin Blanchard.] 



THOMAS VEASEY 1763 STRATH AM 

In The Name of God amen This 10*^ Day of June anno Domini 
1763 I Thomas Veasey of Stratham in the Province of New- 
hampshire yeoman being but Week of Body * * * 

first I Give unto my beloved Wife Hannah Veasey and to her 
Desposel for Ever all the Housel Stuf that my said Wife brought 
to me when I marred her and allso one Cow, and allso I Give 
unto my said Wife During her naturall Life or So Long as She 
Remains my Wedow all the north Westerly or back part of my 
Dweling House Caled the tee with a Priveledge in my Kitchen to 
Wash & pake and a Priveledge in my Celler and a Priveledge to 
Pass and Repass through my Said Kitchen to my Well &c and 
allso I Give unto my said Wife During said teirm and to be De- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 419 

liverd yearly Eight bushels of Inden Corn and two bushels of 
English one hunderd wait of Pork Sixty wait of beafe and Two 
barels of Cyder five Cord of wood Cut and haled to her Door 
and her Cow Kept Sumer and Winter at my home place and six 
pounds of flax from the swingel two pounds of sheep wool one 
Bushel of Turnaps two bushels of Potaters & Liberty of what 
Green Sass she shall Want for her own use and what apels she 
shall use both Sumer and Winter for her Selfe and to be De- 
liverd to her as I shall here after order my said wife yealding up 
her Rite of Dower and Power of Thirds to my Real Estate and 
not to Put any Tenant in to my Said House During Said Term 

Iti" I Give unto my Two Sons vz Eliphelet Veasey and 
Thomas Veasey Equaly to be Divided between them their heirs 
and assing for ever according to Quantity and Quality all my 
Lands in Stratham be the Same more or Less Lying on the 
northerly and Southerly sides of the high way which Leads from 
Decan Jonathan Dearburns to Stratham meating House to- 
gether with all my buldings standing on my said Land they to 
Com into Porsession there of at my Decease Exepting what is 
Given to my Wife & that at her Decease or marrage (viz the 
Part of the House) and Like wise I give unto my Two Sons above 
mentioned all my Utensels with out Dores and allso my Stock of 
Catele of all sorts 

and my Will is that my Said two Sons before mentioned vz 
Eliphelet and Thomas there Heirs &c Shall Pay all my Just 
Debts fernel Charges and to find alow and Deliver to my Said 
Wife all the Purticquelss mentiond in this my Last will and that 
in Season and to Pay all the leagaceys as I shall order in this my 
Last Will and further more my will is that where as I have made 
an Exchang with John Stogbridge of about nine acres of Land 
which Came by my Late Wife Elisabeth Deceased mother to 
my Said two Sons for Ten acres joyning to my whome Stead by 
a Lease that when my Said Two Sons arive at full age to give a 
Dead to the Said Stogbridge That they Shall take a Dead of the 
Said Stogbridge of the Said ten acres 



420 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Iti™ I Give unto my Son Henery Veasey his heirs & assing for 
Ever all my whole Right or Sheire of Lands in the Twon Ship of 
Bow be The same more or Less whether Divided or un Divided 
Excepting the first Division which I have allredey Desposed of 
by Dead and my will is that my Said Son Henery be put out to 
a Trade 

Iti™ I Give unto my Daughter Sarah Watson Twenty Pounds 
old tener and to be paid by my Two Sons viz Eliphelet and 
Thomas Eaquly within one year after they arive at the age of 
Twenty one years and to be paid in Species my Said Daughter 
having Rec^ the grater Part of her portision all Readey 

Iti"" I Give unto my Daughter Abigail Two Hunderd Pounds 
old tener and to be paid to her by my son Eliphelet within one 
year after he arives to the age of Twenty one years 

Iti™ I Give unto my Daughter Agnes Two Hunderd Pounds 
old tener and to by Paid to her by my Son Thomas in one year 
after he Shall arive at the age of Twenty one years 

Iti™ I Give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Two Hunderd 
Pounds old ten'' and to be paid to her by my Two sons Eliphelet 
& Thomas Equaly between them When She arives at the age of 
Eighteen years or marage which Shall first Happen 

Iti"" I Give unto my Three Daughter vz Abigail Agnes and 
Elisabeth Eaqualy to be Diveded between them all my House 
Stuff within Dores not all Readey Given to my Wife 

Iti"" I Give unto my Three Sons vz Eliphelet Thomas and 
Henery all my Wearing apparill and all my other Estate not here 
to fore mentioned 

Lastly I Do here by Constitute and appoint my frind Theo- 
phelus Smith of Exeter in Said Province Esq' to be Sole Exec- 
utor * * * 

Thomas Veasey 

[Witnesses] John Dearborn, Jacob Low, Joseph fifield. 
[Proved Dec. 6, 1763.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 8, 1763; amount, £11,027. o. o; signed by 
Edward Taylor and Thomas Moore.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 421 

[Guardianship of Eliphalet Veasey, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Thomas Veasey, granted to Jacob Lowe Feb. 29, 
1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 182.] 

[Guardianship of Thomas Veasey, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Thomas Veasey, granted to John Dearborn Feb. 29, 
1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 183.] 

[Bond of Jacob Lowe of Stratham, with John Dearborn of 
Stratham and Theophilus Smith of Exeter as sureties, in the sum 
of £500, Feb. 29, 1764, for the guardianship of Eliphalet Veasey; 
witness, William Stilson.] 

[Bond of John Dearborn of Stratham, with Jacob Lowe of 
Stratham and Theophilus Smith of Exeter, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Feb. 29, 1764, for the guardianship of Thomas 
Veasey; witness, William Stilson.] 

[Petition of Theophilus Smith in behalf of the widow, March 
7, 1764, that Thomas Moore, gentleman, Samuel Lane, joiner, 
Satchell Clark, yeoman, Thomas Odell, yeoman, and Abraham 
Tilton, blacksmith, all of Stratham, be appointed to set off the 
widow's dower.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £3886. 3. 3; expenditures, 
the same; allowed Oct. 31, 1765.] 

[Account of Jacob Lowe as guardian; receipts, £15. 14. 2>^; 
expenditures, £15. 14. 2j4; allowed March 30, 1768.] 



WILLIAM KENNEDY 1763 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Kennedy of Ports- 
mouth granted to Phoebe Kennedy, widow, June 18, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 548.] 



422 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Phoebe Kennedy, with Joshua Brackett, physician 
and George Fernald, cooper, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in 
the sum of £500, June 18, 1763, for the administration of the es- 
tate of William Kennedy, innkeeper; witness, William Vaughan,] 

[Warrant, June 18, 1763, authorizing Thomas Peirce, gentle- 
man, and Daniel Leighton, joiner, both of Portsmouth, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 25, 1763; amount, £2355. 15. o; signed by 
Thomas Peirce and Daniel Leighton.] 



BENJAMIN VEASEY 1763 BRENTWOOD 

In the name of God amen. I Benjamin Veasey of the Parish 
of Brintwood in the province of new Hampshire in New Eng- 
land Esq"^ being of a sound mind & memory tho' weak in 
Body * * * 

Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved Wife Deborah 
the use & improvement of the one half of my homestead consist- 
ing of pasturing planting mowing & orcharding Lands with the 
privilege of cutting firewood & fencing on the Same, half my 
mansion house half my Barn and other buildings nigh the said 
mansion house, and the use of my Clock, also the use of half the 
husbandry Tools so long as She continues my Widow Also I 
give to my Said Wife Three Cows & my horse my largest Hog 
& Pigg to winter over, and half my indoor moveables Also all 
my Notes (that shall remain after my just debts & funeral 
Charges are paid) to be at her disposal forever. 

Item I give & bequeath to my beloved Son Jonathan Veasey, 
his heirs and Assigns forever Twenty One Acres of land at the 
north End of my homestead to extend South till it contain the 
Twenty One Acres the whole width of said homestead with a 
privilege of a drift way from the high Way by my dwelling house 
to said Land he allowing the use & improvement of half said land 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 423 

to his Mother as aforesaid, Also my Clock when his mother has 
done with it and a yoke of Stears coming in three years old. 

Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved Daughter mary 
Smith One third of the remaining part of my homestead to her her 
heirs & Assigns for ever She allowing one half the improvement 
of the same to my Wife during her widowhood as aforesaid, said 
third part to be taken next to the twenty one Acres I give to my 
Son Jonathan to extend South the whole width of my land till 
it contain the same with a drift way from the high way by my 
dwelling house to the same, And a yoke of Stears coming in two 
years old & also a Sheep and lamb and a calf. 

Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Abigail 
Veasey, the one half of my homestead not before disposed of 
beginning at the Southeast corner of my said homestead running 
north on Cap' James Leavitts Land to the Land I gave to my 
daughter Smith to extend west on said Land and on the highway 
till it contain half the remaining part of my said homstead with 
the house & barn thereon. She allowing the improvement of one 
half of the same to my Wife as aforsaid, during her widowhood. 
Also a Sow and a Pigg and a Calf. 

Item I give my daughter Abigail the use of the west Chamber 
in my dwelling house with a privilege in the Kitchen Cellar & 
well so long as She continues a Single Woman 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Deborah Lock the 
remaining part of my homestead with the mansion house Barn & 
outhouses standing on the same (except half an Acre of Land for 
a Burying place where they now bury which I give to Brintwood 
for a burying place they keeping the same in fence,) She allowing 
the use & improvement of half the buildings & Land to her 
Mother as before specified the term of her Widowhood. Also 
four Sheep a Sow & a pigg, Also a Yoke of Oxen and a Cow said 
Deborah allowing to her Mother the improvement of a yoke of 
Oxen to carry on her farming business so long as She improves 
half the homestead & likewis a Calf & heifer coming in two years 
old. 



424 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give & bequeath to my three Daughters Aiary Abigail 
and Deborah the remaining of my husbandry tools to be equally 
divided between them 

Item I give & bequeath to my three daughters Mary Abigail 
& Deborah the remaining part of my Indoor moveables not be- 
fore disposed to be equally divided between them, Also my Pew 
in the meeting house. 

Item I give & bequeath to the Church of Christ in Brentwood 
a pewter platter for their Use to be purchased immediately 
after my decease. 

Item I give & bequeath to my two Grand Sons Benjamin 
Veasey & Benjamin Smith each of them a Silver Spoon to be 
purchased in twelve months after my decease. 

Item I give to my grandson Abraham Smith a Lamb. 

Item I give to my grandson Jonathan Veasey a Lamb. 

Item I give to my grand daughter mary Veasey a gold Ring 

Item I give to mary Brown daughter of anna Critchet a heifer 
three years Old and calf when She arrives at the Age of Eighteen 
Years. 

Item I give & bequeath to my daughter Abigail the remaining 
part of my Stock of cattle not before disposed of, Also four Sheep. 

Item I give to my Wife the remaining part of my Sheep not 
before disposed of. 

Item My Will is that my daughter Deborah Lock shall shingle 
the house standing on that part of the land given to Abigail in 
Six months after my decease 

Finally I give & bequeath to my Son Jonathan Veasey all the 
remaining part of my Estate both real & personal not already 
disposed of, and do make ordain & appoint my said Son Jonathan 
to be the sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament. In 
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal this 29*'' 
Day of June Anno Domini One Thousand seven hundred & Sixty 
three 

his 
Benjamin X Veasey 
mark 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 425 

[Witness] Benja fifiekl, Sarah Greeley, Sam' Brooks. 
[Proved May 30, 1764.] 

[Inventory, June 5, 1764; amount, £13,566. 5. o; signed by 
Samuel Brooks and Benjamin Fifield.] 



ALEXANDER McMURPHY 1763 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God Amen I Alexander m^murphy of London- 
derry in the province of newhampshire yeman being sick and 
waik of body * * * 

Itteam I give and bequaith my whol Esteate both real and per- 
sonal to my beloved wife Esbal to be desposed by hir as she shal 
think fitt for the Good of my famile ether to keep it or to sell it 
as she think best for the bringing up and use of hir famile and if 
she should think best to sell it then I alow hir to have full power 
to desposs of it and Execute deeds of the same and I make and 
ordain my well beloved wife Esbal macmurphy to be my sol 
Executorrex * * * 

his 
Alexander X macmurphy 
mark 

[Witnesses] Robert MacMurphy, James M^Murphy, Robert 
Craige. 

[Proved June 29, 1763.] 



LEMUEL DREW 1763 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Lemuel Drew of Dover, yeo- 
man, granted to Anna Drew, widow, June 29, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 79.] 

[Bond of Anna Drew of Dover, with James Lamos of Dover 
and Jonathan Bunker of Durham, yeomen, as sureties, in the 



426 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

sum of £500, June 29, 1763, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, Joseph Wright.] 

[Warrant, June 29, 1763, authorizing Joseph Austin and 
Clement Meserve, both of Dover, yeomen, to appraise the es- 
tate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 21, 1763; amount, £5277. o. o; signed by 
Clement Meserve and Joseph Austin.] 



STEPHEN EMERSON 1763 NEWMARKET 

[Administration on the estate of Stephen Emerson of New- 
market, yeoman, granted to Lydia Emerson and Samuel Baker 
June 29, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 79.] 

[Bond of Lydia Emerson, widow, and Samuel Baker, joiner, 
with Jonathan Colcord, husbandman, and Ephraim Barker, 
joiner, as sureties, all of Newmarket, in the sum of £1000, June 
29, 1763, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Cutts 
Shannon, Christopher Toppan.] 

[Warrant, June 29, 1763, authorizing William Moore and 
Samuel Lane, cordwainer, both of Stratham, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, July 27, 1763; amount, £5376. 5. o; signed by 
William Moore and Samuel Lane; includes "one Negro Lad. 
. one Negro girl."] 

[Warrant, Nov. i, 1763, authorizing Michael Shute of New- 
market, shipwright, and Samuel Lane of Stratham to receive 
claims against the estate; mentions Samuel Baker as an inn- 
holder.] 

[List of claims, Aug. 29, 1764; amount, £5331. 14. 2; signed by 
Michael Shute and Samuel Lane.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 427 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £4622, 17. 4; expendi- 
tures, £777. 17. 4; allowed F'eb. 27, 1765.] 

[Settlement of the estate as insolvent; claims, £5331. 14. 2; 
divided, £3845. o. o; allowed April 25, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 402.] 



JETHRO BICKFORD 1763 ROCHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Jethro Bickford of Rochester, 
yeoman, granted to Elizabeth Bickford, widow, June 30, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 47.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Bickford, with James McDufTy of Roches- 
ter and Eleazer Young of Barrington, yeomen, as sureties, in 
the sum of £500, June 30, 1763, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Cutts Shannon, William Parker.] 

[Warrant, June 30, 1763, authorizing James Knowles and 
Benjamin Hayes, both of Rochester, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Dec. i, 1763; amount, £4703. o. o; 
signed by Benjamin Hayes and James Knowles.] 



JETHRO SHERBURNE 1763 BARRINGTON 

In the Name of god amen this fourteenth Day of July anno 
Domini one thousand Seven hundred & Sixty Three I Jethro 
Sherburne of Barington in the province of New hampshire in 

new England Cordwainer Being Sick and Indisposed in Body. 

* * * 

Imprimis I will and Bequeath unto my Beloved wife Eliza- 
beth the one half of my homestead farm where I now Live accord- 
ing to Quantity & Quality During her widowhood or as Long 



428 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

as She Remains my widow & if She marryes again to have a 
third of Said Farm During her Life also the whole of the move- 
ables or household Utensils within Doors to her and her Disposal 
and the one half of the Cattle & all other personal Estate without 
Doors to her Disposal 

Item I will and Bequeath unto Son James the one half of my 
homestead Farm where I now Live according to Quantity and 
Qualtity to be to him as Soon as he Comes to the age of Twenty 
one years & to be and Remain to him & to his Disposal also the 
other half of the afors'* Homestead to be and Remain to him 
after His mothers Decease & to his Disposal also Twenty Two 
acres of the Lot N° 279 in Said Barington & Lyes in the Sixth 
Range of Lotts also the whole of my Common Right in Said 
Town as a Settler in Said Town also the One half of my Cattle 
& personal Estate without Doors to be to him as Soon as he 
Comes to the age of Twenty one years & to Remain to him & 
to his Disposal — 

Item I give & Bequeath unto my Daughter abigail the one 
Quarter part of one hundred acres of Land Lying in the s'^ Town 
of Barington according to Quantity & Quality Being the Lot 
Num'' Forty in s^ Town also Two hundred pounds money old 
Tenor of Said province to be paid By my Son James within 
Two years after my Decease — 

Item I will & Bequeath unto my Daugher Elizabeth the one 
Quarter part of one hundred acres of Land according to Quantity 
and Quality Being the Lot Num'' Forty in said Town of Baring- 
ton and Two hundred pounds money old Tenor of Said province 
to be paid By my Son James afors'' within four years after my 
Decease 

Item. I will and Bequeath unto my Daugter Mary the one 
Quarter Part of one hundred acres of Land according to Quantity 
& Quality Being the Lot Number 40 in Said Town of Barington 
also Two hundred pounds money old Tenor of Said province 
To be paid By my Son James within Seven years after my De- 
cease — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 429 

Item. I will & Bequeath unto my Daugter margaret one 

Quarter part of one hundred acres of Land according to Quantity 

and Quality Being the Lot n-' 40 in Said Town of Barington 

also Two hundred pounds money old Tenor of Said province to 

be paid By my Son James within Sixteen years after my 

Decease — 

I do also Constitute & appoint my wife Elizabeth Executrix 
* * * 

Jethro Sherburne 

[Witnesses] Charles Bamford, Phedris M^Cuthen, Ebenezer 
Thompson. 

[Proved Dec. 28, 1763.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Sherburne, with Phedris McCutcheon of 
Barrington and Ebenezer Thompson of Durham, physician, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Dec. 28, 1763, for the execution 
of the will; witness, William Parker, Jr.] 



SARAH DAVIS 1763 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Sarah Davis of Portsmouth in 
the Province of New Hampshire Widow being Sick and Weak 
* * * my Worldly Estate I give Devise and Dispose in the 
following manner first my Will is that all my just Debts & 
Funeral Charges be paid by my Execut" as soon after my De- 
cease as may be done with Conveniency and in particular do 
Earnestly Recommend to them to pay D' Neil Lamont his just 
Demand as soon as possible as the best Return I can make for 
his great care & faithful & Diligent administrations & attendance 
on me during my long Ilness who has been Instrumental under 
the almighty by his Extraordinary applications & attention to 
my Case of Lengthening out my Life. 



430 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item all the Rest & Residue of my Estate both Real & Personal 
wherever the Same is or Shall be found I give Devise & bequeath 
the Same to my two Sons Edmund & John Equally Divided & 
in Equal Shares to them Respectively and their Several Heirs 
& assigns forever 

Lastly I hereby Constitute & appoint M"" Nehemiah Wheeler 
and my son Edmund to be joint Executors of this my Last Will 
& Testament and to facilitate the Execution thereof I hereby 
give them full power to Sell and Convey the absolute property 
of any part of my Estate Real or Personal at their Discretion 
Sufficient for the payment of my Debts & to Execute valid 
Conveyances as there shall be Occasion of the Same and I hereby 
Revoke all other wills & Testaments by in any way & manner 
heretofore made — 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the 
20*'' Day of July Anno Domini 1763 — 

her 

Sarah X Davis 

Mark 

[Witnesses] Benjamin Parker, Stephen Parker, William 
Parker. 

[Proved Aug. 28, 1765.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 28, 1765, authorizing Samuel Hale and Deacon 
Daniel Jackson, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 30, 1765; amount, £162. i. o; signed by 
Daniel Jackson and Samuel Hale.] 



JOHN LOVEWELL 1763 NASHUA 

[Administration on the estate of John Lovewell of Dunstable, 
gentleman, granted to Nehemiah Lovewell July 21, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 79.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 43 1 

[Bond of Nehemiah Lovewell, gentleman, with William 
Lund and Oliver Woods, husbandmen, as sureties, all of Dun- 
stable, in the sum of £1000, July 21, 1763, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, Wincoll Wright, Jonathan Lovewell.] 

[Warrant, July 21, 1763, authorizing Robert Fletcher of Dun- 
stable and Henry Snow of Nottingham West, gentlemen, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 9, 1763; amount, £1670. 17. 6; signed by 
Robert Fletcher and Henry Snow.] 

[Guardianship of John Lovewell, Jonathan Lovewell, and 
Mary Lovewell, minors, aged more than 14 years, children of 
John Lovewell, granted to Oliver Woods March 23, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 240.] 

[Bond of Oliver Woods, with Thomas Lund and Benjamin 
Taylor as sureties, all of Dunstable, husbandmen, in the sum of 
£5000, March 23, 1764, for the guardianship of John Lovewell, 
Jonathan Lovewell, and Mary Lovewell; witnesses, Jonathan 
Lovewell, Joseph Whiting.] 

[Warrant, May 23, 1766, authorizing Joseph Senter, John 
Alld, Thomas Lund, Wincoll Wright, and Joseph Whiting, all of 
Dunstable, yeomen, to divide the real estate.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to an order of the Hon'''" the 
New Hamp J Judge of Probate of Wills &c We have Set off 
to Rachell Lovewell of Dunstable in the Province aforesaid 
Widow Relict of John Lovewell late of Dunstable aforesaid 
Gen* Deceas*^ Intestate, Her Dower or one third part of the 
Real Estate of which he Died Seized of Shewed to us by the 
administrator, in three Several pieces Bounded as follows (viz) 
Begining on the Easterly Side of the Road that Lead from the 
House of the said Deceasd to the Country Road Joining to 
Oliver Woodses Land thence runing Easterly by said Woodses 
Land about Sixty five poles to a Small poplar Tree marked with 



432 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Stones about it thence runing Northerly by marked Trees to a 
stake and stones within about one Rod and half of Benjamin 
Taylors land thence Runing Westerly the Same Distance from 
Said Taylors Land about forty three poles to a stake and Stones 
thence runing Southerly to the Barn aganst the middle of the 
Floor way thence through S'^ Barn and cross the Barn yard to a 
Stake and Stones thence Westerly by said yard fence to a Stake 
and Stones thence Northwesterly about one rod and half to a 
Stake and Stones by a Stone wall thence westerly by said wall 
and fence to a Stake and Stones on the Southerly side of the well 
thence Northerly about one rod to a stake and stones at the 
corner of the Garden fence thence westerly by s<^ Garden fence 
to the End of a stone wall thence Southerly by said wall to where 
we began : also a peice of wood land on the westerly side of the 
aforesaid Road Bounded Southerly by the land of Oliver woods 
westerly by Jonathan Lovewells Land thirteen poles thence 
runing Easterly to the aforesaid Road thirteen rods from the 
aforesaid woodse land thence Runing by said road to said 
woodses Land. Also a peice of upland and meadow on the wester- 
ly side of the Country road Begining on sd road at Nehemiah 
Lovewells land and runing westerly by said Lovewells land to a 
Stake thence runing Northerly across the Great Spong so called 
to a pine Tree marked thence runing Easterly to a pine Tree 
marked in the Swamp by the side of the meadow thence runing 
Near the Same point to a black oak Marked on the upland 
thence runing Easterly to a white oak Tree marked by the afore- 
said Country Road thence by said road about twenty six poles 
to said Neh'^ Lovewells Land to where we began: we have also 
set off to the aforesaid Rachel Lovewell of the Dwelling House 
the Southerly End of the New House together with the Cellar 
under the Northerly End of said House and we have Set off to 
Her the Easterly End of the Barn to the floor way with the 
Previlidge of Carting in Hay and Threshing Grain in said floor 
way and Likewise the Benefit and Previlidge of passing to and 
Drawing water out of the well and convenient Room for laying 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 433 

wood Near the House: and we have veiwed and considered the 
Remainder of the Estate of the s^ Deceasd that has not been 
Sold by License from the Judge: and Do Judge that it cannot be 
Divided among all the Heirs without prejudiceing or Spoiling 
the whole and we have apprised the Same and Judge the present 
value to be one Hundred pounds Lawfull money — Dated 
Dunstable October the iP^ 1766 

Joseph Senter ] 

John Alld 

Thomas Lund r Committee 

Winkall Wright 

Joseph Whiting 

[Decree of court, July 10, 1767, settling the remainder of the 
real estate on John Love well, oldest son, he to pay the other 
children their portions, there being five shares; mentions an 
oldest daughter of full age, the other children being minors.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £2500. 14. o; expendi- 
tures, £2465. I. 3; allowed July 10, 1767.] 



JOB FERNALD 1763 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Job Fernald of Durham, 
yeoman, granted to his son. Job Fernald, July 27, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 79.] 



JOHN HAM 1763 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of John Ham of Dover, gentle- 
man, granted to Abigail Ham, widow, July 27, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 79.] 



434 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Abigail Ham, with Clement Meserve and Jonathan 
Ham, yeomen, as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of £500, 
July 27, 1763, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Jonathan Oilman, William Parker.] 

[Warrant, July 27, 1763, authorizing Ebenezer Demeritt of 
Madbury, yeoman, and Ephraim Hanson of Dover, innholder, 
to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 22, 1763; amount, £38,789. 2. 3; signed 
by Ephraim Hanson and Ebenezer Demeritt.] 



JOB RUNNELLS 1763 DURHAM 

[Bond of Job Runnells of Durham, yeoman, with Clement 
Meserve and Jonathan Ham of Rochester, yeomen, as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, July 27, 1763, for the administration of the 
estate of his father, Job Runnells of Durham , yeoman ; witnesses, 
none.] 

[Warrant, May 27, 1765, authorizing Zaccheus Clough and 
Joseph Sias, both of Durham, gentlemen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 25, 1765; amount, £1079. 15. 6; signed by 
Joseph Sias and Zaccheus Clough.] 



MARTHA WIAR 1763 LONDONDERRY 

[Administration on the estate of Martha Wiar, of London- 
derry, widow, granted to John Wiar July 27, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 79.] 

[Bond of John Wiar of Londonderry, gentleman, with John 
Hall of Derryfield and Benjamin Dow of Epping, yeoman, as 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 435 

sureties, in the sum of £500, July 27, 1763, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, WilHam Parker, Jeremy Webster.] 

[Warrant, July 27, 1763, authorizing Samuel Barr and Moses 
Barnett, gentleman, both of Londonderry, to appraise the estate; 
mentions John Wiar as son of the deceased.] 



JOSEPH PIKE 1763 KENSINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen. This Seventeenth Day of August 
In the year of Our Lord Christ 1763 In the third Year of the 
Reign of King George the third Over Great Brittain &c : — I 
Joseph Pike of Kensington in the Province of New-Hampshire 
Clothier * * * 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Son Joseph Pike his Heirs 
and assigns ten acres of Land Lying on the west Side of my 
Home Place Beginning at the Northwest Corner Bounds And 
from thence Running to a Walnutt tree by the Side of the mill 
Pond and from said Walnutt Tree to Run on a Strait Course to 
the Southerly End to be Such a Wedth at the Southerly End as 
to Include ten acres Provided nevertheless that the Priviledge 
of flowing of Water for the Benefit of the mills is no ways to be 
Interrupted Or hindred by my Said Son Joseph by vertue of 
any thing here Given him. I Also Give unto my Said Son Joseph 
the Improvement of One half of My Flatts or Thatch Ground 
so long as he Continues to live Upon the Place where he now is 
But if he shall Sell Or Remove from the Place where he now lives 
then said Improvement to Cease And said Platts or Thatch 
Ground Upon such Sale or Removal Or at the Death of my Said 
Son Joseph shall be to my Executor herein named his heirs and 
assigns: I also Give to my Said Son Joseph Firewood Sufficient 
for his own fire for two years after my Decease to be Cut off 
of my Land at Newfound Hill. I Also Give him two hundred 



436 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

And forty Pounds old Tenor to be Paid him by my Executor 
within two years after my Decease I also Give him whatsoever 
may be Due from my Brother Thomas Thompson which was 
any way Due or belonging to my Late wife Out of her Fathers 
Estate 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Son Moses Pike One hundred 
Dollars Or Equivolent thereto in Currant Money to be Paid 
him by my Executor One half when my Said Son shall arrive 
at the age of twenty two Years and the other half when he shall 
arrive at the age of twenty three years And further my Will is 
And I do hereby Order That my Said Son Moses shall be taken 
Care of And Supported by my Executor herein named untill 
my Said Son shall arrive at the age of Sixteen years And I Do 
hereby Order my Executor to Provide Cloathing And all Neces- 
saries for my Said Son for his Support Untill he shall arrive at 
that age and also to Instruct him In Learning so far that he may 
be fit to be Bound Out An Apprentice And when my Said Son 
shall arrive at that age I hereby authorize my Executor to Bind 
him Out to be an apprentice to Learn Some trade Giving my 
said Son the Liberty to Choose what Trade he will Learn to be 
Bound untill he shall Come to the age of twenty one years. 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Daughter Sarah The Liberty 
of One End of my Dwelling house where I now live for her to 
Dwell in so Long as she Remains unmarried: Also firewood to 
be found at the Door Sufficient for her fire also a Cow to be kept 
for her use Summer and Winter, and five Bushells of Corn 
Yearly so long as she Lives Unmarried : And I Order my Ex- 
ecutor to do and Provide for my Said Daughter according to 
what is here Directed. Further I Give unto my Said Daughter 
thirty Dollars to be Paid her by my Executor ten of them 
within Six Months after my Decease and the Other twenty when 
she shall have Occasion and Call for them 

Item I Give to my Daughter Susanna Fitts ten Dollars to be 
Paid her Within two Years after my Decease by My Executor 

Item I Give to my Daughter Judith Pike thirty Dollars to be 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 437 

paid her within two years after my Decease Or time of her 
Marriage which shall first happen to be paid by my Executor 

Item I Give to my Daughter Lois Pike thirty Dollars to be 
Paid her by my Executor within three years after my Decease 
or time of her Marriage which shall first happen 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Daughter Eunice Pike thirty 
Dollars to be Paid by my Executor within four years after my 
Decease or time of her marriage which first happens 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Daughter Hope Pike thirty 
Dollars to be paid by my Executor within Six years after my 
Decease or time of her marriage as shall first happen 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Daughter Keturah Pike 
thirty Dollars to be Paid her by my Executor within Seven years 
after my Decease or time of her Marriage as first happens. And 
further my Will is and I Do hereby order my Executor to find 
and Provide for my Said Daughter Keturah Provision Cloathing 
and All Necessaries Untill she shall arrive at the age of Eighteen 
Years 

And Further my will is and I Do hereby Order that all and 
Each of my Daughters who yet Remain Unmarried shall have the 
liberty for themselves of Living in the Dwelling House where I 
now Live so Long as they Remain Unmarried. And if Either of 
my Said Daughters shall Die before marriage what is Given to 
her to be Equally Divided among her Surviving Sisters 

Item I Give my Loom with the Tackling thereto belonging 
for the Benefit of all my Children As they shall have Occasion 
And I order the Same to be kept in my Dwelling House where 
I now live for this Purpose 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Son Robert Pike to him his 
heirs and Assigns All the Remainder of my Land where I now 
live with all the Buildings thereon and all My Estate Both 
Real & Personal of What Kind or Denomination Soe\cr not 
Otherwise Disposed of in this my Will, And I Appoint my Said 
Son Robert Sole Executor of this my Will And I Do hereby Order 
him to pay all Such Debts As I Owe and Funeral Charges and all 



438 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Such Legacies as are mentioned in this my will and Every thing 
herein before Ordered to be Done by my Executor 

Item my Will is And I Do Give and Bequeath to my Six 
Daughters Unmarried all my Houshold Goods to be Equally 
Divided Between them * * * 

Joseph Pike 

[Witnesses] Meshech Weare, John Green, Joseph Brown Junr. 
[Proved Feb. 29, 1764.] 

[Bond of Robert Pike, with Jacob Worthen and Joseph Brown, 
Jr., as sureties, all of Kensington, in the sum of £1000, Feb. 29, 
1764, for the execution of the will; witnesses, Meshech Weare, 
William Parker.] 



NATHANIEL DRAKE 1763 HAMPTON 

In the name of God Amen; I Nathaniel Drake of Hampton 
in the Province of New Hampshire in New England Gentleman 

being Sick and apprehensive of my approaching Dissolution 

* * * 

Item I Do hereby Constitute & appoint Abigail Drake my 
well beloved wife Sole Executrix of this my last will & Testa- 
ment — 

Item I hereby will and ordain that out of my Estate all my 
Just Debts be duly paid in a reasonable time by my Said Execu- 
trix 

Item I give to my well beloved wife all my household furniture 
together with all my Stock of Creatures whatsoever & the one 
half of my husbandry utensils & Impliments; as also my Pew 
in the meeting house together with all my money & Debts due 
to me : I also give to my Said wife the improvement of the one 
half of all my Lands & marsh and buildings in Hampton Dureing 
her life Excepting two acres of marsh hereafter otherwise Des- 
posed off — 

Item I Give to my Son Abraham Drake all my lands & build- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 439 

ings in the Perish of Brintwood and two acres of Salt marsh in 
my home marsh in Hampton namely that marsh which was 
formerly Francis Pages 

Item I Give to my Daughter Jean Pallit twenty pounds old 
Ten"^ to be paid out of my Estate by my Grandson Thomas 
Drake within one Year after my Decease — 

Item I Give to my Daughter mary marston twenty pounds 
old Ten*^ to be paid out of my Estate by my Grandson Thomas 
Drake within one year after my Decease 

Item I Give to my two Grandsons John and Ephraim (Sons 
of my late Son Nathaniel Drake) one hundred pounds old Ten' 
Each to be paid by my Grandson Thomas Drake out of my 
Estate when & as they arive at the age of twenty one years — 

Item I Give to my three Grandaughters Namely Abigail and 
Abial and Jean (Daughters of my late Son Nathaniel Drake) 
five pounds old Ten"^ Each to be paid out of my Estate by my 
aforesaid Grandson Thomas Drake when and as they Severally 
arive at the age of Eighteen years 

Item I Give to my Grandaughter Plannah Drake twenty 
pounds old Ten' to be paid out of my Estate by my Grandson 
Thomas Drake when She arives at the age of Eighteen Years — 

Item I Give to my Grandson Thomas Drake all the Residue 
and remainder of my Estate Real and Personal whatever and 
where ever it Doth of Right belong to me To him the Said 
Thomas Drake and to his Heirs & assigns to his and their use 
forever; Hereby Ratifying this aforewritten as my last will and 
Testament and Do Declare Nul and Void all other Bequests, 
Wills, Testaments, or Codicills whatsoever Dated at Hampton 
this Ninth Day of September 1763 in the 3^* Year of his Majestys 
Reign 

his 
Nathaniel X Drake 
mark 

[Witnesses] Samuel Drake, Amos Coffin, Morris Hobbs. 
[Proved Sept. 28, 1763.] 



440 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, Nov. 25, 1763; amount, £9604. o. o; signed by 
Amos Coffin and Cotton Ward.] 

[Guardianship of John Drake, Ephraim Drake, Abigail Drake, 
Abial Drake, and Jane Drake, aged less than 14 years, children 
of Nathaniel Drake, granted to their grandfather, Nathaniel 
Drake, July 28, 1762.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 22, p. 397.] 



CALEB TOWLE 1763 HAMPTON 

In the name of God Amen this Twelvth Day of September 
In the Year of our Lord, One thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty 
three and in the third Year of the Reign of King George the 
third over Great Britain &c 

I Caleb Towle of Hampton in the Province of New Hampshire 
Yeoman * * * 

Item I give & Devise to my Son Philip Towle One Acre of Salt 
Marsh lying at a place called the Great- Boars-head being on the 
North East side of the Marsh of my brother Joseph Towle 
Deceased also my Land where he now lives to him his Heirs & 
Assigns 

Item I give & Devise to my Son Caleb Towle my one Hundred 
Acre Lott of Land in Chester in Said Province lying in the North 
Division Number 12 to him his Heirs & Assigns — 

Item I give & devise to my Son Anthony Towle one half of 
that whole Right in Chester afores'^ which was Originally of 
Jonathan Dearburn also one half of my Intrest in a Saw mill 
in Said Chester also my Land where he now lives to him his 
Heirs & Assigns — 

Item I give & Devise to my son Zachoriah Towle my Sixty 
acre lott of Land in Chester afores*^ lying in the fourth Division 
so Called to him his Heirs & Assigns 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 44I 

Item I give & Bequeath to the Heirs of my Son Matthias 
Towle Twenty pounds old tenor to be paid by my Executors — 

Item I give & Devise to my Son Jeremiah Towle all my Land 
where he now lives also two Acres of Swamp Land lying on the 
Southerly Side of the Road before his now Dwelling House also 
one half of that peice of Salt marsh in Hampton afores'^ which 
I purchased of Sam' Marston Deceas'd to him his Heirs & 
Assigns — 

Item I give & Devise to my Son Francis Towle my Eighty 
Acre lott of Land in Chester afores*^ also my whole Right in Said 
Chester Excepting what is herein Dispos'd off also one half of 
my Interest in the Saw mill afores'* also my two Twenty acre 
Lotts of Land where he now lives to him his Heirs and Assigns — 

Item I give & Devise to my Son Nathaniel Towle my Dwelling 
House meaning that my Daughter Hanah Should live therein 
as herein mentioned also all my Homested Excepting what is 
herein after Devised to my Said Daughter Hanah & to my 
Grandson Samuel Towle Son of the aforesaid Matthias I also 
give & Devise to my Son Nathaniel my peice of Salt marsh in 
Hampton at a place called the Clam banks also one half of that 
peice of wood Land in Hampton afores'^ at a place Called Morsey 
Swamp also one Half of that three Quarters of a Share of Land 
at Rockey Nook so called also my peice of Salt Marsh at the 
Boarshead aforesaid also my meddow ground at a place Called 
deep Run in Hampton afores** to him his Heirs & Assigns 

Item I give & Bequeath to Each of the Children of my Daugh- 
ter Elizebeth Brown Deceas'd five Shillings new tenor Bills of 
Credit to be paid by my Said Executors — 

Item I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Hanah Towle the 
free use & Improvement of the Easterly End of my Dwelling 
House also the Improvement of the one half of my Orchards 
also the Improvement of one acre of Land Joyning to the East 
End of my House so Runing Easterly on the Road Dureing the 
time of her being unmarried then to Return to my S"* Son Nath- 
aniel I also Give to my s^ Daughter Hannah Twelve Bushells 



442 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of Indian Corn two Bushells of malt one Hundred weight of 
poark one Hundred weight of Beef Paustering & hay Sufficent 
for keeping two Cows & four Sheep Dureing the time of her 
being unmarried and it is my will that the same should be found 
& provided for my said Daughter by my said Son Nathaniel 
yearly & every year During the time aforesaid and in Case She 
should see fitt to marry then it is my will that she should have 
two Hundred pounds old tenor to be paid by my aforesaid Sons 
Jeremiah & Nathaniel I also give to my Said Daughter to her 
own Disposal all my Household Goods Stock of Cattle & 
Sheep — 

Item I give & devise to my aforesaid Grandson Samuel Towle 
Twenty five acres of Land of ofif the Easterly End of the Land 
where my Dwelling House now Stands also one half of my peice 
of wood Land in Hampton at a place Called morsey Swamp also 
one half of that peice of marsh I purchased of Sam^ Marston 
Deceas*^ also one half of that three Quarters of a Share of Land 
at Rockey nook so Called also one half of my new Barn to him 
his Heirs & assigns 

Lastly I do by these presents Constitute & appoint my two 
sons Philip & Jeremiah to be Executors * * * 

his 

Caleb X Towle 

mark 

[Witnesses] Josiah Dearbon, Joshua James, Christo"" Toppan. 
[Proved Feb. 27, 1764.] 

[Caveat of Philip Towle of Hampton, Sept. 28, 1763, against 
the probate of the will of his father, "lately died," alledging 
that the testator was of "insane memory."] 

[Bond of Jeremiah Towle, with Josiah Dearborn as surety, 
both of Hampton, in the sum of £500, Feb. 27, 1764, for the 
execution of the will ; witnesses, Samuel Parker, William Stilson.j 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 443 

WILLIAM TWOMBLY 1763 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen This fourteenth Day of September 
Anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred & sixty three I 
William Twombly of Dover in the Province of New Hampshire 
being weak in body * * * 

Item I give & Bequeath to my well beloved Son Isaac Twomb- 
ly & to his heirs & Assigns forever the following Parcels of Land 
Viz all that land I have on which he now Dwells in the Parish 
of Madbury in Dover aforesaid with the Edifices he hath built 
thereon together with Such part of the Comon rights of Said 
Dover which I have Purchased as will be Sufficient to Cover any 
Comons thereof Also one fourth part of my Second & one fourth 
Part of my third Division Lots in the Town of Rochester in Said 
Province with one sixth part of the Timber on the whole also 
twenty Acres of Land in Barington in said Province being Part 
of the Lot Number seventy five in the Second Range of Lots 
in Said town I also Give my said son Isaac one third Part of my 
Live stock together with one third of my mony & Bonds or 
Notes Debts & Legacies being first Paid out of the whole all 
which I give to my Said Son Isaac Twombly & to his heirs & 
assigns forever as his full share of my Estate 

Item I give & Bequeath to My Well beloved Son William 
Twombly & to his heirs & assigns forever the following Parcels 
of Land Viz All that Land I have on which he now Dwells in 
Madbury aforesaid with the Edifices which he hath built thereon 
together with Such part of the Comon rights of Said Dover which 
I have purchased as will be Sufficient to Cover any Comons 
thereof Also one fourth Part of my second & one fourth Part 
of my Third Division Lots In Rochester Aforesaid together 
with one sixth Part of the Timber on the Whole Also Twenty 
Acres of Land In Barington aforesaid being Part of the Lot 
Number Seventy five in the Second Range of Lots in Said Town 
I also Give to my Said Son William one third Part of my Live 
Stock together with one third of my mony & Bonds or Note 
Debts & Legacies being first Paid out of the whole all which I 



444 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

give to my said son William Twombly & to his heirs & assigns 
forever as his full Share of my Estate 

Item I Give & bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Eliza- 
beth Pearl (Wife of Benj^ Pearl of Harrington aforesaid) & to 
her Heirs forever The following Parcels of Land Viz The Lot 
Number seventy four in the Second Range of Lots in Said 
Harrington where the Said Benj* Now Dwell Also So much of 
the Lot Number Seventy five in Said Range adjoyning to the 
Lot Number Seventy four by a Line Drawn Length ways of 
said Lot as will Leave on the Southward of Said Line one 
hundred acres what falls on the North Side of Said Line to be 
to my said Daughter Elizabeth also one fourth Part of my 
second & one fourth Part of my Third Division Lots in rochester 
aforesaid together with one Sixth Part of the timber on the 
whole Provided Nevertheless & my will & meaning is that If 
my Said Daughter Elizabeth shall Die Childless that then what 
I have Given her shall be subject to a Division amongst my other 
Children & their Legal Representatives I also Give to my Said 
Daughter Elizabeth one hundred Pounds old tenor mony of Said 
Province with one third of my household Goods All which I give 
to my Said Daughter Elizabeth Pearl as her full share of my 
Estate 

Item I Give & Bequeath to My Well beloved Daughter 
Eleanor Ricker (Wife of Nicholas Ricker of Said Dover) & to 
her heirs forever one half of my homestead Estate in said Dover 
with one half of the Buildings thereon also such Part of the 
Comon rights of Said Town which I have purchased as will be 
sufficient to Cover any part of her part thereof also twenty acre 
of Land Part of the Lot Number seventy five in Barington afore- 
said Provided Nevertheless & my will & meaning is that if my 
Said Daughter Eleanor shall Die Childless that then what I 
have given her shall be subject to a Division amongst my other 
children & their Legal Representatives I also Give to my said 
Daughter Eleanor one hundred pounds old tenor mony of Said 
Province with one third of my household goods & half my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 445 

farming utensils all which I give to my said Daughter Eleanor 
Ricker as her full share of my Estate 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Well beloved Grandaughter 
Tamesin Twombly (Daughter of my son John Deceased) & to 
her heirs forever The other half of my homestead Estate in 
Dover aforesaid together with one half of the buildings thereon 
also such part of the Comon rights of said Town which I have 
purchased as Will be Sufficient to Cover any part of her part 
thereof also twenty acres of Land Part of the Lot Number 
seventy five in Barington aforesaid Provided Nevertheless & 
my will & meaning is that if my Said Grandaughter Tamesin 
shall Die Childless that then what I have given her shall be 
Subject to a Division amongst my Children & their Legal Repre- 
sentatives I also Give to my said Grandaughter Tamesin one 
hundred Pounds old tenor mony of Said Province with one 
third of my house hold Goods & half my farming Utensils all 
which I give to my said Grandaughter Tamesin Twombly as 
her full Share of my Estate 

Item I Give & bequeath the full & free use of my saw^mill in 
Barington aforesaid so long as the said mill shall stand with full 
Privilege of Laying Logs & boards & of Egress & Regress as usual 
During Said term to the persons hereafter Named (Notwith- 
standing I have Given the stream whereon it stands to my 
Daughter Elizabeth Pearl) Viz To my three sons Ralph Isaac & 
William & my son In law Ichabod Hayes three Days Each To 
my sons in Law^ Benj^ Pearl four Days & Nicholas Ricker three 
Days To my Grandaughter Tamesin Twombly & Michael 
Felkear a Day & half Each & to William Stanton two Days 
Each to Enjoy & Improve So much time in her Every four week 
which has been the former manner of her being Improved so 
long as the Said mill shall stand & no longer 

Item I Give & Bequeath to My Well beloved Son Ralph 
Twombly & to his Heirs & assigns forever the following Parcels 
of Land Viz all that Land I have where he now Dwells in the 
Town of Dover with the Edifices he hath built thereon together 



446 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

with all the Comon Rights of the Town of Dover which I have 
Purchased not heretofore Disposed of also one fourth Part of 
my second & one fourth Part of my third Division Lots in 
Rochester aforesaid together with half the timber on the whole 
also the whole of my fourth Division Lot in said Rochester also 
I give to my Said son Ralph one third Part of my live stock 
together with one third of my mony & bonds or Notes Debts 
& Legacies being first Paid out of the whole all which I give to 
my said son Ralph Twombly & to his heirs & assigns forever as 
his full share of my Estate 

Lastly I Constitute ordain & appoint my Said Son Ralph 
Twombly Sole Executor * * * 

his 
William X Twombly 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Israel Hodgdon, James Young, Tho^ W' Waldron. 
[Proved Oct. 27, 1763.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 27, 1763, authorizing Joseph Roberts, gentle- 
man, and James Young, yeoman, both of Dover, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Guardianship of Tamson Twombly, aged less than 14 years, 
daughter of John Twombly of Dover, granted to Otis Baker 
May 30, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 244.] 

[Bond of Otis Baker of Dover, trader, with Solomon Hanson 
of Dover and Charles Baker of Somersw^orth, yeomen, as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, May 30, 1764, for the guardianship of Tam- 
son Twombly; witnesses, William Parker, William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, attested Oct. 28, 1765; amount, £52,021. 8. o; 
signed by James Young and Joseph Roberts.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £4801. 8. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £4024. 9. 2; allowed Oct. 31, 1765.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 447 

JOHN WEEKS 1763 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen this Sixteenth Day of September 
Anno Domini 1763 In the third Year of the Reign of King George 
the third &c; I John Weeks of Hampton in the Province of New 
Hampshire Esq' Being Weak in Body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Well beloved wife Elisabeth 
all the Houshold Goods and Stock of Creatures of what sort 
soever which she brought to me at the time of our marriage; 
And if Any of them are worn Out or Anyways Lost or Destroyed 
that they shall be made Good Out of my Personal Estate so 
that they be in value Equal to what they were at the time of 
Our Marriage. Also my Will is that my said Wife shall have the 
Benefit of whatsoever Rent Income or Profit is or may be Due 
for any Real Estate which was her Property before the time of 
Our Marriage whether the Security for the Payment of the 
Same be taken in my Name or in both Our Names. I also Give 
her five hundred Pounds old Tenor to be paid her Out of my 
Estate by my Executors; And I also Order her a Suit of mourn- 
ing at my Decease to be Provided by my Executors Out of my 
Estate. Which things beforementioned I Give to my said wife 
upon this Consideration that she fully acquit and Discharge 
my Estate from all Other Demands whatsoever which if she 
Refuse to do then my will is that nothing here mentioned to be 
paid her Except the Suit of Mourning shall be paid to her or for 
her use And that she shall have nothing Out of my Personal 
Estate But that the whole be Otherwise Disposed of As hereafter 
mentioned in this my will. 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Son Joshua Wingate Weeks 
And to My Daughters Comfort Moor and Sarah Bayley Each of 
them five Pounds New tenor to be Paid by my Executors, which 
with what I have before given them is their full Proportion 

Item Whereas I have Sundry Children now Young that I 
Cannot So Perticularly Provide for their Education and Settle- 
ment: and Reposing Especial trust and Confidence In my 
Brother in Law John Wingate Gentleman and Levi Dearbon 



448 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Physician both of North Hampton in the Province aforesaid, 
and my Son Joshua Wingate Weeks that they will take Especial 
Care And Impartially manage my Estate for the benefit of my 
said Children, I Do hereby Constitute and appoint them the Said 
John Wingate Levi Dearbon & Joshua Wingate Weeks Trustees 
to Manage and Dispose of All my Estate both Real and Personal 
not Otherwise Disposed of in this my will according to their 
Discretion to & among my Children hereafter named Viz' 
Martha Weeks, Mary Weeks, John Weeks, William Weeks, 
Ward Cotton Weeks And Joanna Weeks, for their Education 
Support & Settlement in the World in Such Manner and Propor- 
tion as to them shall Seem best; And I Do hereby fully Authorize 
and Impower them my said trustees to take the Care of my 
said Children, to Bind Out Such as are under age to Learn Trades 
if they shall Judge it best. Or to take Such Other Care for their 
Education as they shall Judge Proper; And for this Purpose I 
fully Authorise & Impower them to make Sale of all or Any part 
of my Estate Real or Personal, And to Distribute the Same to 
and Among My said Children or to pay the Same towards their 
Education and Support as they shall Judge Proper for answering 
the Ends aforesaid. And I Do hereby also Constitute and appoint 
them the Said John Wingate, Levi Dearbon and Joshua Wingate 
Weeks Executors of this my Will. And further my will & Mean- 
ing is that what is beforementioned to be Done by my Trustees 
Abovenamed May be Done by them or Either two of them. 
And in Case a final Settlement shall not be made of my Estate 
by my said Trustees or two of them as aforesaid. Then My will 
is that what part of my Estate shall so Remain unsetled One 
Year After My Youngest Child shall arrive at the age of twenty 
One Years shall be Divided as follows Viz' What Estate shall 
Remain in Hampton And Greenland shall be Equally Divided 
among my Said Children Martha Weeks, Mary Weeks, John 
Weeks, William Weeks, Ward Cotton Weeks & Joanna Weeks: 
and all my Lands in any Other Places shall be Equally Divided 
Between my Sons John Weeks William Weeks and Ward Cotton 
Weeks. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 449 

And further my will is that in Case Either of my Daughters 
Comfort Moor or Sarah Bayley to whom I have Given the Por- 
tion I Design them should be Reduced to Such Circumstances 
as that in the Judgment of my Said Trustees some further share 
of my Estate Ought to be allowd them they have Liberty to 
help them in Such Circumstances According to the Discretion of 
my said Trustees Any Disposition herein made to the Contrary 
Notwithstanding * * * 

John Weeks 

[Witnesses] Meshech Weare, Gershom Griffith, John Town- 
send. 

[Proved Oct. 26, 1763.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 17, 1763; amount, £21,577. O- OJ signed by 
Jeremiah Marston and Reuben Gove Dearborn.] 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £2470. 4. 3, personal 
estate; expenditures, £3508. 9. 6; allowed Sept. 20, 1786.] 



EPHRAIM WORTHEN 1763 CONCORD 

[Administration on the estate of Ephraim Worthen granted 
to Ezra Carter Sept. 17, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 389.] 

[Bond of Ezra Carter, with Aaron Stevens, gentleman, and 
Thomas Stickney, yeoman, as sureties, all of Rumford, in the 
sum of £500, Sept. 17, 1763, for the administration of the estate 
of Ephraim Worthen of Rumford, yeoman; witnesses, Phineas 
Stevens, Deborah Abbott.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 17, 1763, authorizing Ebenezer Virgin and 
Philip Eastman, both of Rumford, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 18, 1763; amount, £5328. o. o; signed by 
Ebenezer Virgin and Philip Eastman.] 



450 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[License to Ruth Carter, widow of Ezra Carter, Sept. 30, 1767, 
to sell real estate.] 

[Administration granted to John Chandler, Jr., of Concord 
Feb. 18, 1768. 1 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 67.] 

[Bond of John Chandler, Jr., yeoman, with Daniel Gale of 
Concord, blacksmith, and John Goffe of Goffstown, as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, Feb. 18, 1768, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Andrew Wiggin, John Chamberlain.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £74. 9. o; expenditures 
the same ; mentions " p<^ the Widow of said Intestate for the main- 
tenance of Ezekiel Worthen a child of said Intestate 2 years & 
10 months .... maintenance of Jacob Worthen 5>^ 
years"; allowed Feb. 17, 1773.] 

Rockingham ss To the hon^*'' Phillips White Esq' Judge of 
the Probate for said County - — 

Shews John Astin of Concord in said County Yeoman that 
Ephraim Worthen late of said Concord Deceased was in his life 
time with Stilson Eastman of said Concord & Ebenezer Eastman 
of New Amesbury seized in Common & undivided of about 
fifty one Acres of Land in said Concord that the said Worthen 
died so seized & left three children (two of whom are now minors) 
& a Widow — now the wife of your petitioner — That in order 
that the Estate of said Worthen should be divided between his 
Relict & Children according to Law it is necessary a Division be 
first made with the Said Stilson and Ebenezer wherefore Y"" 
petitioner pray a Committee may be appointed for that purpose 

Exeter March 26**^ 1777 John Astin 

[Warrant, June 14, 1777, authorizing Timothy Bradley, 
Phineas Virgin, gentlemen, Henry Beck, Chandler Lovejoy, 
and William Hazeltine, yeomen, all of Concord, to divide the 
lot held in common.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 45 1 

State of 1 Concord April iS*'' 1777 We the Sub- 

New Hampshire r scribers being appointed by the Hon**'^ 
Rockingham J Phillips White Esq"" Judge of the Probate 
of Wills &c for said County, to divide a tract of Land lying in 
said Concord, said Tract being part of a Farm known l>y the 
Name of Sewalls Farm, and held in common by Ebenezer East- 
man and Stilson Eastman of the one Part and the Heirs of 
Ephraim Worthen of the other Part, Have attended said service 
and have laid off to the said Ebenezer Eastman & Stilson East- 
man the lower end of said Tract which is bounded as follows 
viz* beginning at an Ash Stump standing by Merrimack River 
thence runing North about Seventy Four Degrees East about 
Fifty one Rods by Land in Possession of the Heirs of Benj* 
Rolfe to a Stake, thence North about Twenty Degrees West 
about Thirty Eight Rods to a Pine by Merrimack River thence 
down said River to the Bounds first mentioned — as witness 
our Hands 

Timothy Bradley "] 

Phinehas Virgin r Committee 

Chandler Lovejoy J 

[Warrant, Dec. 26, 1777, authorizing Timothy Bradley, 
Phineas Virgin, gentlemen, Henry Beck, Chandler Lovejoy, and 
William Hazel tine, yeomen, all of Concord, to set off the widow's 
dower to Joanna Austin, now the wife of John Austin of Con- 
cord.] 

State of 1 We the Subscribers being appointed a 

New Hampshire [ Committee by the Judge of the Probate of 
Rockingham ss J Wills for said County to set off to Joanna 
Austin Wife of John Austin of Concord her Dower which happens 
to her of the Estate of her late Husband Ephraim Worthen 
deseased. Do adjudge to her Thirty Two Acres (more or less) of 
the upper end of said Ephraim Worthcn's Homestead in said 
Concord, bounded as follows viz* beginning at a Pine Stump 
being the North west bound of Robert Ambroses Land thence 



452 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

running by a High way South Sixty eight Degrees to the West 
about Thirty two Poles to a Stake thence Southerly by another 
High way leading down Merrimack River about Ninety two 
Rods to a Stake thence North about Twenty one Degrees to the 
West by the Line of Sewalls Farm (so called) about Ten Rods to 
a Stump at Merrimack River, thence down said River about 
sixty two Rods to a Walnut Tree thence North Sixty five Degrees 
East about Forty four Rods to a Stake thence North Fifty five 
Degrees East about one Hundred & seven Rods to a Pine Tree 
thence by Land of said Robert Ambrose about Forty two Rods 
to the bounds first mentioned. 

William Hazeltine 

Phinehas Virgin 

Timothy Bradley 

Chandler Lovejoy 



Committee 



JOEL MANUEL 1763 BOSCAWEN 

[Administration on the estate of Joel Manuel of Boscawen 
granted to Moses Manuel Sept. 27, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 79.] 

[Bond of Moses Manuel of Boscawen, yeoman, with John 
Noyes of Pembroke and Samuel Rogers of Bow, yeoman, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Sept. 27, 1763, for the administra- 
tion of the estate ; witnesses, Matthew Stanley Parker, William 
Parker.] 

[Guardianship of Elizabeth Manuel, minor, aged more than 
14 years, daughter of Joel Manuel, granted to George Jackman 
Feb. 26, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 460.] 

[Bond of George Jackman, Jr., with Joseph Hoit and Winthrop 
Carter of Boscawen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 26, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 453 

1766, for the guardianship of Elizabeth Manuel; witnesses, 
Moses Burbank, Jr., Benjamin Jackman.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £2. o. o; expenditures, 
£81. 8. 7>^; allowed Feb. 26, 1766.] 



MARY ROGERS 1763 BOW 

[Administration on the estate of Mary Rogers of Bow, widow, 
granted to Samuel Rogers Sept. 27, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 80.] 

[Bond of Samuel Rogers of Bow, yeoman, with John Noyes of 
Pembroke and Moses Manuel of Boscawen, yeoman, as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, Sept. 27, 1763, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Matthew Stanley Parker, William Parker.] 



STEPHEN BLAKE 1763 EPPING 

[Administration on the estate of Stephen Blake of Epping 
granted to his widow, Elizabeth Blake, Oct. 26, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 269.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Blake, with Abner Clough of Nottingham 
and Benjamin Smith of Epping, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum 
of £500, Oct. 26, 1763, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, David Lawrence, Joseph Edgerly.] 

[Inventory, attested May 4, 1764; amount, £11,107. 5- o; 
signed by John Dudley and Ezekiel Brown.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Jan. 25, 1769; amount, 
■£99- 17- 5/^; signed by Ezekiel Brown and Abraham Perkins.] 



454 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Province of \ Pursuent to a Warrent from the Hon^" 
New Hampshire J John Wintworth Esq"' Judge of Probate of 
wills &c for Said Province Appointing us the Subscribers a 
Committee to Set off to Elizabeth Blake widow & Relict of Ste- 
phen Blake Late of Eppin Deceased her Right of Dower which 
happens to her of his Real Estate of which he died Seiz'd & set 
forth the same by metes & Bounds to hold to her in Severalty, 
and accordingly we Set forth the Same as followeth viz — 
twenty three acres which is Part of the home Place begining at 
the Northeast Corner of Said home Place at the highway and 
run South 28 Degrees west by a highway one hundred and five 
Rods then run North 43 Degrees west about forty Rods to 
Jonathan Norris Land then run northeasterly binding Partly 
upon Jonathan Norris Land and Partly by Joseph Norris Land 
till it Comes to the highway then run Southeasterly binding on 
Said highway to the Bounds first begun at together with the 
Dwelling house & Barn Standing on Said Premises — 
Eppin August y« 29*'' Day A: D: 1769: — 

Abraham Perkins 
Jeremiah Prescott 
Ezekiel Brown 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £5666. 5. o; expendi- 
tures, £5476. 5- o; filed Aug. 30, 1769.] 



DAVID DODGE 1763 LONDONDERRY 

[Administration on the estate of David Dodge of Londonderry 
granted to his son, David Dodge, Oct. 26, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 121.] 

[Bond of David Dodge of Londonderry, yeoman, with Samuel 
Bean of Sandown and Ephraim Webster of Hampstead, yeomen, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 26, 1763, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, Meshech Weare, William Parker.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 455 

[Warrant, Oct. 26, 1763, authorizing Samuel Currier of Hamp- 
stead and William Kelsey of Londonderry, yeomen, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Jan. 23, 1764; amount, £16,624. 10. o; 
signed by Samuel Currier and William Kelsey.] 

[Guardianship of Parker Dodge of Londonderry, minor, aged 
more than 14 years, son of David Dodge, granted to Stephen 
Holland March 17, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 417.] 

[Bond of Stephen Holland, gentleman, with James Cochran 
and David Montgomery, yeomen, as sureties, all of Londonderry, 
in the sum of £500, March 17, 1764, for the guardianship of 
Parker Dodge; witnesses, Samuel Hobart, David Dodge.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £258. 3. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, S^']'] . 4. o; allowed June 29, 1768.] 



DANIEL FELCH 1763 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Felch of Hampton 
Falls granted to his widow, Jane Felch, Oct. 26, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 120.] 

[Bond of Jane Felch, with Richard Smith, gentleman, and 
Jacob Smith, yeoman, as sureties, all of Hampton Falls, in the 
sum of £500, Oct. 26, 1763, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Meshech Weare, John Tilton.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 26, 1763, authorizing Richard Smith, gentle- 
man, and Benjamin Eaton, husbandman, both of Hampton 
Falls, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 17, 1764; amount, £3430. 10. o; signed by 
Richard Smith and Benjamin Eaton.] 



456 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

WILLIAM ADDISON 1763 LONDONDERRY 

[Administration on the estate of William Addison of London- 
derry granted to his widow, Eleanor Addison, Nov. 8, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 214.] 

[Bond of Eleanor Addison, with Robert Cunningham and 
Alexander McAllister, yeomen, as sureties, all of Londonderry, 
in the sum of £500, Nov. 8, 1763, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Robert Wallace, Gilbert McKay.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 8, 1763, authorizing Thomas Wallace, yeoman, 
and Peter Patterson, weaver, both of Londonderry, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested April 25, 1764; amount, £453. 11. o; 
signed by Thomas Wallace and Peter Patterson.] 

[Warrant, April 27, 1764, authorizing Robert Wallace of 
Londonderry and Samuel Hobart of Hollis, gentlemen, to 
receive claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims, attested June 4, 1765; amount, £564. i. o; 
signed by Robert Wallace and Samuel Hobart.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £483. ii. o; expendi- 
tures, £353. II. o; allowed Oct. 31, 1765.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £130. o. o; allowed 
June 18, 1766.] 



MATTHIAS TOWLE 1763 EPPING 

[Administration on the estate of Matthias Towle of Epping 
granted to Abner Clough Nov. 9, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 120.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 457 

[Bond of Abner Clough of Nottingham, yeoman, with Benja- 
min Shepard of Nottingham and John Banfill of Portsmouth, 
yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, Nov. 9, 1763, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, Zachariah Foss, Walter 
Bryent, Joseph Sias.] 



JACOB GRIGGS 1763 BOSTON, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Griggs of Boston, 
Mass., shopkeeper, granted to his widow, Susanna Griggs, 
Nov. II, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 120.] 

[Bond of Susanna Griggs of Boston, Mass., with Theodore 
Atkinson, Jr., of Portsmouth and Zebulon Giddings of Exeter, 
merchant, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 11, 1763, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, Nathaniel Folsom, 
Ezekiel Greeley.] 



JOSHUA JACKSON 1763 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God amen I Joshua Jackson of Portsmouth 

in the Province of New Hampshire in New England marriner 

* * * 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved wife Anna Jackson 
all my Real Estate Duaring her widowhood — 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto John Seward (Son of william 
Seward Jun^ of Portsm" in New England Caulker) a Certain 
Peice of Land in the Northwest part of my Gardin Bounded as 
followeth viz^ Begining at the south west Corner of Land 
Lately Sold By my Honoured Father Joshua Jackson Late of 
Portsmouth aforesaid Deceased to Jeremiah Wheelwright & 



458 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

fronting on the Street Leading from Cap* Samuel Dallings 
southerly to the Creek twenty foot & Carrying that Same 
wedth of twenty foot Back Easterly By Jeremiah Wheelwrights 
Land thirty foot To Have & to Hold to him the Said John 
Seward his heirs Ex""^ adm" & assigns for Ever — and all the 
Rest and residue of my Personal Estate Goods and Chatties 
whatsoever I Give & Bequeath unto my Loving wife Anna att 
her own Disposall — and I Do Hereby Nominate & appoint 
william Seward & John Nelson my Executors * * * in 
Witness whereof I the Said Joshua Jackson to this my Last will 
& Testament have Set my hand and Seal this Eleventh Day of 
November in the fourth year of our Sovereign Lord George the 
Third King of Great Brittain &c Annoque Domini 1763 — 

Joshua Jackson 

[Witnesses] Oliver Jeffrey, Henry Seward, Cyprian Jeffry. 
[Proved Sept. 26, 1764.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 31, 1764; amount, £3265. 15. o; signed by 
Thomas Peirce and Samuel Penhallow.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 326.] 



POMFRET DAM 1763 MADBURY 

In the Name of God this twelfth Day of November anno 
Domini One thousand Seven hundred & Sixty three I Pomfret 
Dam of the Parrish of Madbury In the Town of Dover in the 
Province of New Hampshire In New England Being Sick & 
weak in Body * * * 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved friend Anna 
Mitchel who hath Looked after me in all my present Sickness 
all my Personal estate of any Kind whatever to be paid or 
Delivered her By my Executor as Soon as may be after my 
Decease. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 459 

Lastly I Constitute ordain & appoint my Friend Cap* Thomas 
W^ Waldron of Dover afores*^ Sole Executor * * * 

Pumfreet Dam 
[Witnesses] Stephen Jones, William Peary, Ephm Hanson, 
[Proved Dec. 28, 1763.] 

[Administration granted to Amos Howard March 29, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 201.] 

[Bond of Amos Howard, with Ichabod Rollins, gentleman, and 
James Roberts, yeoman, as sureties, all of Somersworth, in the 
sum of £500, March 29, 1764, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, William Stilson, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, signed by Moses Stevens and Ichabod Rollins; 
amount, £5860. o. o; attested Dec. 11, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 351.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 12, 1764, authorizing Ichabod Rollins, trader, 
Moses Stevens, tanner, Moses Carr, physician, Samuel Randall, 
yeoman, all of Somersworth, and Joshua Wingate of Dover, 
gentleman, to divide the real estate among Amos Howard of 
Dover and Sarah, his wife, in her right, and the children of her 
brother, Samuel Dam, deceased.] 

Province of 1 Persuant to a Warrant from the Hon^'^ 
New Hampsh*" J Richard Wibird Esq"" Judge of the Probate of 
Wills &c Directing & impowering us the Subscribers to make a 
Division of the Estate of Pomfret Dam Late of Dover Deceased 
between the Heirs of Samuel Dam, Late of Dover, Deceased & 
Amos Howard of Summersworth in the right of his Wife. We 
have accordingly set off to the Heirs of the said Samuel the 
nothern end of a fifty acre Lot of Land, given to s'^ Pomfret in 
a former Division begining at a pine tree mentioned in the 
Plan of s^ Division, runing by Garland Land, as the fence now 
stands twenty six Rods Then south 10 D° west ninety seven 
Rods, then West 10 D" North fifty five Rods, Then North 27 D" 
east to the first Bounds also to s*^ Heirs, the one half of the ox 



460 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Pasture at Dover neck To s'' Howard in the right of his Wife, 
We have set off the Southern End of said fifty acre Lot of Land, 
taking its Begining at y" South End, of y" Land set ofif to s'^ 
Heirs keeping the full width of said Lot to Cochecho River, as 
also the other Half of the Ox Pasture at Dover neck, we have 
further set off to s<^ Howard the one half of the Thatch Bed & 
upland belonging to the same, begining at the sou'west Corner of 
said Howards Thatch yard runing south 29 D^ west, twelve 
Rods and an Half Then South 68 D*' East to the Channel of 
fresh Creek so called & by said Creek & s*^ Howards Land to y* 
first Bounds we have also set off to s*^ Howard the one half of 
the dwelling House & Barn Belonging to s<^ Pomphret's Estate, 
Viz the southeast Corner of said House including one lower 
Room with y*' Chamber over it & a proportionable Part of the 
Garrot & Cellar, with the Priviledge of Improving an oven in 
s^ House as occasion may call for, said Howard to have the 
west end of said Barn, together with the Privilege of passing to 
& from s*^ Premisses for the convenient Improvement of ye 
same. The other half of the thratch Bed & upland belonging to 
the same, Together with the Buildings we have set off to the 
Heirs of said Samuel Dam, with all necessary Priviledge of the 
same 

Sumersworth April 8*-^ 1765. — 

Ichabod Rawlins 

Moses Carr 

Samuel Randall 

Moses Stevens 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 544.] 



Committee 



EDWARD EMERSON 1763 BOSTON, MASS. 

In the Name of God Amen. I Edward Emerson of Boston in 
the County of Suffolk and Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
in New England Mariner being in good Bodily Health * * * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 46I 

Item All the Rest Remainder and Residue of my Estate 
whether Real Personal or mixt and wheresoever situated or to 
be found I Give devise and bequeath unto my well beloved wife 
Mary Emerson to hold the same, to her & her Heirs and As- 
signs forever. 

Lastly. I do hereby Constitute and appoint my said well 
beloved wife Mary Emerson and Melatiah Bourn of said 
Boston Esquire Executors of this my last Will and Testament, 
hereby revoking all other and former Wills by me made, declar- 
ing this only to be my last 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Name and 
affixed my Seal this twelfth day of November Anno Domini 
one thousand seven hundred and sixty three, In the fourth 
Year of King George the third's Reign 

Edward Emerson X 

[Witnesses] W"" Taylor, Isaac Rand Ju"", Jos: Carnes. 
[Proved in Boston Feb. 20, 1769.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Capt. Edward Emerson, late of 
Portsmouth; amount, £282. 12. 10; signed by Thomas Martin 
and John Parker.] 

[Inventory of estate in Boston, Feb. 23, 1770; amount, 
£1216. o. o; house and land in Cornhill, lot of land in Grove 
Street, New Boston; signed by Ezekiel Lewis, Samuel Downe, 
and Jacob Wendell; also land in Grafton, Lunenburg, Fitch- 
burg, and Ashby, Mass., £196. 12. o; signed by Aaron Willard, 
Nathan Heywood, and Zebulon Dodge; copy.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Boston, Aug. 16, 1771; 
amount, £1072. 6. 2; signed by John Winnicott and Edward 
Blanchard, copy. List of New Hampshire claims, attested 
Aug. 27, 1771 ; amount, £9. 17. 6; signed by Thomas Martin and 
John Parker.] 



462 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ELIZABETH NEWMARCH 1763 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen. The last will and Testament 

of Elizabeth Newmarch of Portsmouth in the Province of New 

Hampshire Widow I Elizabeth being sick and weak in body 
* * * 

Item I give to my aunt allace marden to the value of Fifty 
pounds old Tenor to be given her in such of wearing apparrell 
as M" Dorathy the wife of Humpry Furnell shall Judge Proper. 

Item — I Give to Elizabeth Newmarch daughter of John 
Newmarch Esq"^ my Sconces and Brass Sockets to be delivered 
Immediately after my decease and I order that after my debs 
and funeral Expences are discraged and the acc*^ Settled that 
the Ballance shall be paid to the Rev^ Doct"^ Langdon to be 
applyd by him and the Decons for the Releafe of the poor of that 
Parish in Such manner as they shall see meet and whereas I 
gave Elenor Hight a Bed bed sted & Beding I confirm that Gift. 
And I do appoint Cutts Shannon to be Executor * * * in 
Testimony whereof I the Said Elizabeth Newmarch have here- 
unto Set my hand and Seal this Eighteenth day of November, 
in the fourth year of his Majistys Reign annoque Domini 1763 

Elisab*^ Newmarch 

[Witnesses] Mary Peacok, Elisabeth Briard, Dorothy Furnell. 
[Proved May 30, 1764.] 

[Administration, with will annexed, granted to John Pen- 
hallow Dec. 29, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 323.] 

[Bond of John Penhallow, with Jacob Treadwell, merchant, 
and Ammi R. Cutter, physician, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
in the sum of £500, Dec. 29, 1766, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, William Parker, Jane Libby.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 9, 1767; amount, £43. 2. 4; signed by William 
Knight and George King.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 463 

JOHN FOLSOM 1763 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of John Folsom of Durham 
granted to WiUiam Folsom Nov. 30, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 121.] 

[Bond of William Folsom of Newmarket, yeoman, with 
Edward Hilton of Newmarket and James Burleigh of Durham, 
yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 30, 1763, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, Jr., 
William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, attested Dec. 14, 1763; amount, £10,969. 5. 6; 
signed by Thomas Tash and John Bennett.] 



JOSEPH KIDDER 1763 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God Amen the Nineth day of December 1763 
I Joseph Kidder of Londonderry in the Province of New Hamp'' 
yeoman being sick & weak in body * * * 

Imprim I Give to my Beloved Wife Ruth all my Personal 
Estate to her own use and disposal I also Give my said Wife the 
Improvement and Income of all my Real Estate during the term 
of her natural life 

I give to my Brothers and Sisters all my Real Estate to be 
equally divided amounst them all after the Decease of my said 
Wife to them their heirs and assigns for ever the heirs of my 
Sister that is Deceased to have one equal sheare with my 
Brothers & sisters to them their heirs & assigns for ever I like- 
wise constitute make and ordain my said Wife Ruth my soul 
Executrix * * * 

Joseph Kidder 

[Witnesses] James Barret, Moses Barret, Sam" Roby. 

[Proved April 11, 1764.] 



464 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

STEPHEN PENDERGAST 1763 NEWMARKET 

[Bond of William Gate of Barrington, gentleman, with Joseph 
Gotton of Portsmouth, boat-builder, as surety, in the sum of 
£500, Dec. 29, 1763, for the guardianship of John Pendergast, 
minor, aged more than 14 years, son of Stephen Pendergast of 
Newmarket, yeoman, deceased; witness, Benjamin Scribner.] 



SAMUEL VEASEY 1763 STRATH AM 

In the Name of God Amen the thirtieth Day of December in 
the year of our Lord God, one Thousand Seven Hundred & 
Sixty three I Samuel Veazey of Stratham, in the Province of 
New Hampshire Yeoman Being weak in Body * * * 

imprimis. I give and Bequeath unto Mary my well beloved 
wife, the following priviledges in my present Dwelling House 
viz*' the use and improvement of my New Ghimney Room in the 
back Side of my House : and what use She Shall want to make of 
the Kitchin to do her work in: and the whole of the Ghamber 
over the Kitchin, with half the back Lean to Ghamber: and the 
use of half the Geller, and half the Dary, with a priviledge in the 
oven and Well, and also the use and improvement of half my 
Household Stuff; all which as aforesd is to be for her particular 
use while She remains my widow, not to Lett out to any other 
Person. I give her one Gow to be at her own Dispose: and half 
the Syder, Hay and Apples, as they Shall become Due by Lease 
the two next Ensuing years, from Ebenezer Neal, now living on 
my Farm, also I give her Six Gords of good firewood a year 
yearly During S"^ widowhood ; to be cut on the Land I bought of 
Gapt John Odlin, and halld to Said House. I give her all the 
produce and income of all my Land belonging to my Home place, 
including Said Land I bought of Said Odlin, for the Term of two 
years next coming from and after the fifteenth Day of april 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 465 

Next, and no longer; the Same to be improved as usual, and after 
Said Term of two years is Expired if She Still remains my widow; 
I give her Hay and Pasturing on Said Land Sufficient to keep one 
cow During her Said Widowhood ; as also out of the incomes of 
my Farm at Winecut I give her Three Hundred Pounds old 
Tenor; or so much as Shall be Equal to Fifty Spanish Milled 
Dollers yearly; the one half thereof to be paid her yearly in 
money; and the other half thereof to be paid to her yearly in 
good Provisions, at the money price. During her Said Widow- 
hood ; provided she Quits her Right of Dower and Thirds, unto 
my Estate. 

Item, I give Unto my Daughter Hannah Veazey her Heirs and 
Assigns; all my Homestead, both Land and Buildings; Including 
the Land I bought of Capt John Odlin; and also the one half of 
my Salt Marsh, and Upland adjoyning; that I bought of Col. 
Andrew Wiggin, and also my Second Division Lott belonging to 
my original Right in Bow, and my two Cows; my Horse, and 
Swine ; Riding Chair and Sleigh ; and all my Household Stuff of 
every Sort; and all my Husbandry Utensils belonging to Said 
Homestead (Excepting only out of the Same, what use Priviledge 
and income I have given to my wife During The Term She 
Shall remain my Widow as aforesaid) She the Said Hannah to 
come into Possession thereof, at the age of twenty one years, or 
Marriage Day. 

And further I give unto my Said Daughter Hannah her Heirs 
& Assigns, Twelve Hundred Pounds in old Tenor money; or 
so much money as Shall be Equal to Two Hundred Spanish 
Mill'd Dollers; to be paid to her on or before the first Day of July 
annoque Domini 1766, if She Shall be married by that time; and 
if She Shall not be married by that time then the Same Shall be 
paid at the age of twenty one years, or Marriage Day. 

I also give unto my Said Daughter as aforesd, half the Syder 
Hay & Apples as they Shall become Due by Lease from Ebenezer 
Neal now living on my Farm. I also give unto my Said wife 
and Daughter, all the Provisions I Shall leave in my House at my 



466 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Decease for their own use; and also all the Syder, molasses, 
Sugar and other necessarys in the House to be at their Dispose. 

Item. I give unto my three Grand-Children vizt my Grand- 
son David Folsom, my Grandson Samuel Smith, and my Grand 
Daughter Hannah Thirston, their Heirs and Assigns, all my 
Farm or Land at a place Call'd Winecut, in Said Stratham 
where I formerly Lived; with the Buildings thereon; and appur- 
tenances thereto belonging; and also all my Stock of Cattle, 
Horse, Sheep, & Swine, and Husbandry utensils, belonging to 
Said Farm, and Lett out therewith 

and Likewise half my Salt Marsh and Upland adjoyning; that 
I bought of Coll Andrew Wiggin; all which as aforesaid, I give to 
be Equally Divided, Between Said three Grand Children; Said 
Grandsons David Folsom, and Samuel Smith, to come into Pos- 
session thereof at the age of twenty one years; and Said Grand- 
daughter, Hannah Thirston, to come into Possession, at the age 
of twenty one years, or Marriage Day. 

And further my Will is, that in Case my Said Daughter, 
Should Die before she Shall come into Possession of what I have 
given her as aforesaid; then what I have given her Shall be 
Equally Divided Between my Said Grand Children; or Such of 
them as shall arrive to age of Possession as aforesaid, and in Case 
Either of my Said Grand Children Shall Die, before they come 
to age of Possession as aforesaid; then, what I have given them 
or Either of them (in Case of such Death) shall be Equally 
Divided, amongst the Surviving; whether it be my Said Daugh- 
ter; or Either of my Said Grand Children, or both. 

Item. I Give unto my wives Son Joseph Perkins, his Heirs 
and assigns; all my undivided Land in the Town of Bow; and 
Fifty Pounds old Tenor Money or so much as Shall be Equal to 
Eight Dollers and one third of a Doller; to be paid him, on or 
before the first Day of July 1766. 

Item. I give unto Samuel Veazey, Son of my Brother Jere- 
miah Veazey, one Hundred Pounds old Tenor Money; or so 
much as Shall be Equal to Sixteen Dollers and two thirds of a 
Doller; to be paid him at the age of twenty one years. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 467 

Item. I give unto my Sister Hannah Veazey, Twenty Pounds 
old Tenor; or so much as Shall be Equal to three Dollers and one 
third ; to be paid her in Provisions at the Money price from my 
Farm at Winecut yearly & every year During her Natural Life. 

Item. I give Unto Joseph Adams, Eldest son of the Rev'd 
Mr Joseph Adams of S^ Stratham, One Hundred Pounds old 
Tenor money; or so much as Shall be Equal to Sixteen Dollers 
and two thirds of a Doller; to be paid him or his Heirs or assigns 
at the age of twenty one years. 

Item. I give unto the Church of Christ in Said Stratham; 
Fifty Pounds old Tenor Money; or so much as Shall be Equal to 
Eight Dollers and one third : to be paid within three years from 
the Date hereof; into the hands of the Deacons of Said Church, 
for the time being; for the use of S'* Church. 

And I Do hereby give unto my Eecutor hereafter Named full 
Power and authority, to Sell that ten acres of Land in S'^ 
Stratham, which I bought of John Avery; (to Enable him to pay 
the Legacies aforesaid) after the Term is up, for which I have 
Leased it to Ebenezer Neal. 

And further my Will is, and I Do hereby Constitute appoint & 
ordain, my Son in Law John Folsom ; my Sole Executor * * * 

Samuel Veazey 

[Witnesses] George March, Josiah Hanaford, Sam' Lane. 
[Proved May 30, 1764.] 

[Inventory, June 7, 1764; amount, £23,569. o. o; signed by 
Edward Taylor and Samuel Lane.] 

[Guardianship of Hannah Veasey, minor, aged more than 14 
years, daughter of Samuel Veasey, granted to Ebenezer Neal 
June 27, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 258.] 

[Bond of Ebenezer Neal, with Simon Wiggin as surety, both 
of Stratham, in the sum of £500, June 27, 1764, for the guardian- 
ship of Hannah Veasey, minor, aged more than 14 years, daugh- 



468 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ter of Samuel Veasey of Stratham, yeoman, deceased; witnesses, 
William Vaughan, William Parker.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £146. 6. 10^ ; expenditures, 
£147. 13. i>^; allowed April 30, 1766.] 

[Petition of David Folsom of Hampton, merchant, March 27, 
1 77 1, for a division of the real estate bequeathed to himself, 
Samuel Smith, and Hannah Thurston in the will of their grand- 
father, Samuel Veasey.] 

[Warrant, April 9, 1771, authorizing Hubartus Neal of New- 
market, gentleman, Stephen Boardman, Stephen Piper, Ezra 
Barker, and Moses Clark, all of Stratham, yeomen, to divide the 
real estate.] 

We the Subscribers being appointed by the Hon''^" John Went- 
worth Esq"" Judge of the Probates of Wills &c for the Province of 
New Hampshire to Divide all that Part of the Real Estate, that 
was owned by mr Samuel Vesey Late of Stratham in Said Prov- 
ince Deceased Which he Gave in his Last Will and Testament to 
his three Grand Children viz. to David Folsom, Samuel Smith, 
and Hannah Thurstin to be Equally Divided between them in 
Equal Shares to and among the said Grand Children of the Said 
Samuel Vesey, in Parsuance thereof we have made a Division and 
partition of Said Estate in manner following, viz : 

To David Folsom Eldest Grand Son of Said Samuel Vesey We 
have allowed and sat off as his Share in Said Estate the Westerly 
End of the mansion House of the Said Samuel Vesey viz the 
Lore Rum and Chamber over it and the Northerly half of the 
Ciller under Said Rume With the Priveledge of Passing and Re- 
passing up and Down the Chamber and Ciller Stares and half the 
Privelidge of the front Dores of Said House and one half of the 
Southerly Barn (So Called) belonging to Said Estate that is the 
Northerly End of it & the Easterly half of the Bay between 
the two Great flores. With the Priveledge of Passing and Repass- 
ing too Said House and Barn While the Said House and Bam 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 469 

Remains ; also the Priveledge of the Well ; also about twenty Eight 
acres of Land in the farm Whereon the Said House and Barn 
Stands, Laying in two Lotts and is Bounded as follows viz: one 
of the Said Lotts Begins at a Stake and Stone on the Sotherly 
Side of the High way Called Winncut Way, about twenty three 
Rods from the South Easterly Corner of the Said farm Which 
Corner is near Winnecut mill So Called from thence Runs North 
\^'esterly by said Way thirty one Rods and Seventeen Links of 
the Chane to a Stake and Stone, thence South forty two Degrees 
West twenty Seven Rods to a Stake and Stone then South thirty 
Seven Degrees west fifty three Rods and a half to a Stake and 
Stone, then North fifty Eight Degrees west four Rods and half 
to the Corner of Land of Theophilus Smith Esqr, thence South 
forty two Degrees West twenty Seven Rods and fifteen Links of 
the Chane to Said Smiths Land, then South forty two Degrees 
East forty two Rods by Said Smiths Land to a Stake and Stone 
thence North, about thirty five Degrees East a Strate Line to the 
Bounds first began at. 

Also a Wood Lott belonging to said farme Containing about 
four acres and is bounded as follows viz. Begining at a Stake 
and Stone by the Southerly Side of Said way about twenty one 
Rod and Six Links of the Chane from the Corner of Said Smiths 
Land and Runs South Easterly by Said Way Ninteen Rods to 
a Stake and Stone thence South forty two Degres West about 
thirty two Rods and fifteen Links to a Stake and Stone, then 
South forty Eight Degrees West Eighteen Rods & half to a 
Stake and Stone then North forty two Degrees East a Strate 
Line to the bounds first Began at, also about one hundred forty 
Eight Square Rods of Salt Marsh in Stratham that the Said 
Samuel Vesey Purchased of the Hono''^ Andrew Wiggins Esqr 
Deceased and is bounded as follows viz Begining at a Stake 
twenty two Rods from the Rock on the up land in the Dividing 
Line between Abraham Tiltons marsh and the Said Veseys 
marsh thence Runs North forty Degrees and half west to the 
Salt River Then Runs Down the River five Rods and ten Links 



470 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of the Chane, then South fifty two Degrees East to a Stake on the 
marsh, then a Strate Line South Seventy three Degrees West to 
the Bounds first Began at. 

To Samuel Smith (Son of Benj" Smith Esqr.) the other Grand 
Son of the Said Samuel Vesey We have Sott off as his Share in 
Said Estate the Easterly End of the Said mansion house viz. 
the Kitchen and the Chamber over it and to Extend over the 
Back Lintar and the Ciller under Said Kitchen with the Prive- 
ledge of passing and Repassing up and Down the Chamber and 
Ciller Stares and a privelege in the front Dores of the House and 
also the Sotherly half of the Southerly Barn So Called that is the 
Westerly half of the Bay between the two Great flores in Said 
Barn and also about twenty Nine acrs of Land in Said farm 
Laying in two Lotts and is Bounded as folows viz : Begining at 
the South Easterly Corner of Said farm, by the aforesaid High 
way Near the Saw Mill Called Winnecut mill, and Runs by Said 
Way North Westerly about twenty three Rods to a Stake and 
Stone the Corner of Land Sott off for David Folsom thence Runs 
South fifty five Degrees West by David Folsoms Land to a Stake 
and Stone by Land of Theophilas Smith Esqr, then by Said 
Smiths Land South fifty two Degrees East to Land now or 
Lately in the Possession of Sargant Whitcher, then to Run and 
bound on Said Whitchers Land as the fance now stands to Win- 
necut River then by Said River to the mill Stage then a Strate 
Line to the Bounds first began at ; also About four acres of Wood 
Land in Said farm Bounded as follows viz beginning at a Stake 
and Stone by the Southerly Side of the Said Way about forty 
Rod & Six Links of the Chane from the Corner of Said Theoph- 
ilas Smiths Land and Runs South Easterly twenty three Rod 
as the way Goes to a Stake and Stone the northerly Corner of 
Said David Folsoms Land Sott ofT to him in Said Estate thence 
to Run South forty two Degrees West twenty Seven Rod to a 
Stake & Stone, then North forty Eight Degrees West tw^enty one 
Rod to a Stake and Stone, thence a Strate line to the Bounds 
first Began at 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 47 1 

And also about one Hundred and forty Eight Square Rods of 
Salt Marsh Laying in Stratham Which Said Vesey Purchased of 
Said Andr. Wiggens Esqr and is bounded as follows Beginning 
at a Rock the Corner of bounds of Abraham Tiltons Marsh and 
Said Veseys marsh, and Runs North Seventy three Degrees East 
twelve Rods to a Stake, thence Runs North about forty five 
Degrees West to the River thence up the River about Six Rod to 
the upland, then South twenty three Degrees East, Sixteen Rods 
to the Bounds first began at. 

To Hannah Thurstin Grand Daughter of the Said Samuel 
Vesey, We have Allowed and Sett off to her as her Share in 
Said Estate the Back Lintal Part of the Said Mansion House 
With the Dary and both the Garrets of Said house With a 
Privaledge of passing and Repassing up and Down the Chamber 
and Garet Stares, and the Southerly half of the Ciller under the 
Westerly End of the house With the priveledge of Going up 
and Down the Ciller Stares, also all the old Barn (So CauUed) 
being the Easterly Barn with the Privelidge of Passing and Re- 
passing to and from the Said House and Barn, and a privaledge 
in the well while Said House and Barn Lasts. Also about 
twenty Eight acres of Land in Said farm Bounded as followith 
viz. Begining at the South Side of Said way at the Corner of 
Said Theophilus Smith Esq" Land and Runs by Said Smiths 
Land South forty two Degrees West Ninty three Rods and 
ten Links to Said Smiths fance then South fifty Eight Degrees 
East about Sixty Six Rood and Seven Links to a Stake and 
Stone, Then North Thirty Seven Degrees East fifty three Rods 
and half to a Stake and Stone, then North forty Eight Degrees 
West thirty Nine Rod and half to a Stake and Stone, thence 
North forty two Degrees East about thirty one Rod to the 
High Way, then by Said High Way Northwesterly to the 
Bounds first began at 

Also about one Hundred and forty Eight Square Rods of 
Salt Marsh in Said Stratham Which Said Vesey Purchased of 
Said And"^ Wiggens Esq"^ as aforesaid, and is bounded as follows 



472 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

viz Beginning at a Stake in the Line between Said Veaseys and 
Tiltons Marsh about twelve Rod from the Rock (Which is 
their Bounds on the upland) and at the Corner of the Lott of 
Marsh Sot off for Samuel Smith then Runs North fifty five 
Degrees west to the River then to Run Down the River Six 
Rod to a Lott of marsh Satt off to Said David Folsom, then 
South forty three Degrees & half East to Said Tiltons Marsh 
then South Seventy three Degrees West by Said Tiltons marsh 
to the Stake or bounds first began at. 

All Which Divicions are made According to the Best of our 
Judgements, this Tenth Day of April 1771 

Hubartus Neal 
Stephen Bordman 
Stephen Piper 



JOHN WENTWORTH 1763 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Wentworth of Ports- 
mouth granted to Gov. Penning Wentworth Dec. 31, 1763.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 121.] 

[Bond of Benning Wentworth, with Wyseman Claggett and 
John Lang, yeoman, as sureties all of Portsmouth, in the sum 
of £500, Dec. 31, 1763, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, Thomas Smith.] 

[Administration de bonis non granted to Martha Wentworth 
Nov. 20, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 455.] 

[Bond of Martha Wentworth, widow, with Thomas Packer 
and Samuel Livermore as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the 
sum of £1000, Nov. 20, 1770, for the administration of the estate 
of John Wentworth, son of Gov. Benning Wentworth; witnesses, 
Robert Hallowell, Richard Cutts Shannon.] 



INDEX 

NAMES OF PLACES 



Allenstown 229-231 

Amesbury, Mass 82, 83 

Amherst 111,314,315 

339, 368, 369, 384 

Andover (New Breton) 120, 395 

Andover, Mass 122 

Angle Pond 351 

Ashby, Mass 461 

Back Meadow Falls 375 

Barrington 4, 272, 324, 380, 404 

427-429, 443-445, 464 

Bear Swamp 181 

Beaver Brook 240 

Bedford 151, 172, 343, 391 

Bellingham, Mass 383 

Berwick, Me 276, 307, 335 

Bickford's Point 17, 19 

Biddeford, Me 287, 415, 416 

Billerica, Mass 385 

Bobra Pond Brook 389 

Boscawen 102-104, 226 

229-231, 452, 453 

(Contoocook) 103 

Boston, Mass 130, 145, 264 

347, 457, 460, 461 
Bow 114, 136, 160, 420 

452, 453, 465, 466 

Brattleborough, Vt 186 

Brentwood 14, 42-45, 76, 77, 79-81 

90-92, 156-158, 165, 166, 267, 301 
321, 322, 360, 380, 381, 395, 398- 

401,422-424,439 

Bride Hill 235,236 

Brown's River 47, 237 

Brown's Swamp 346 

Canterbury 19, 55, 62, 63, 102 

103, 245, 379, 380 



Caverly's Mills 77 

Cedars 130 

Charlestown 5, 97, 98, 186 

187, 315, 330-332 

Chelmsford, Mass 340 

Chester 12-14, 39, 40, 60-62 

69, 78, 80, 87, 101, 147, 157, 166 
190-192, 199, 203, 229, 267, 268 
291, 292, 301, 309, 310, 313, 440 

441 

Chesterfield 331 

Chichester 54, 78, 79, 94 

129, 131, 203, 276 

Clam Banks 3, 129, 236, 441 

Cobbett's Pond 142-145 

Cochecho (Dover) 140, 284-286 

Cochecho River 140, 460 

Concord 160, 396, 449-451 

(Penacook) 230 

(Rumford) 82, 396, 449 

Connecticut River 144 

Contoocook (Boscawen) 103 

Courtland Manor, N. Y 342 

Cove Marsh 210-212 

Crowley's Falls 76 

Crown Point, N. Y 195, 403 

Cutts Brook 17 

Danville 57 

(Hawke) 57,124,350 

Deep Run 441 

Deer Hill 77,398 

Deerfield 94,313 

Derry 22 

Derryfield (Manchester) 360, 434 

Dover 26, 107, 118, 119, 139-141 

162, 163, 166, 167, 257, 262, 263 
274, 283-286, 292, 294, 297, 298 
307, 324, 326, 327, 333, 334, 343 



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INDEX 



Dover, continued. 

344, 356, 365, 367, 403, 405, 406 

410, 425, 426, 433, 434, 443-446 

458, 459 

(Cochecho) 140, 284-286 

Dover Neck 460 

Dunbarton 328, 329, 361 

(Starkstown) 83, 328 

Dunstable (Nashua). . . .25, 111, 151, 152 
189, 238, 241, 264 
374, 375, 430, 431 

Durham 16, 19, 73, 121, 162 

197, 198, 222, 224, 226, 245, 251 

261, 265, 266, 286, 319, 320, 329 

343, 344, 354, 363, 410, 425, 429 

433, 434, 463 

Durham Falls 17, 19 

Eason's Point 129 

Epping 10, 11, 15, 34, 63-65, 83 

121, 183, 195, 196, 201, 232, 256 
302, 313, 399, 434, 453, 454, 456 

Epsom 35, 87, 94, 168, 206, 276, 289 

Exeter 9, 10, 14, 36, 42, 45-49 

53, 54, 70-72, 90, 99, 122, 129, 130 
134, 135, 139, 162, 165, 166, 176 
178, 184, 189, 193, 267, 279, 280 
282, 290, 329, 330, 381, 401, 402 
412-414, 420, 421, 457 
Exeter River 77, 82 

Falmouth, Me 146 

Fitchburg, Mass 461 

Flat Rock Meadow 144 

Flint's Meadow 376, 377 

Flint's Pond 375, 377 

Fremont (Poplin) 92 

Fresh Creek 460 

Gilmanton 240, 416, 417 

Glade 237 

Gofifstown 172, 450 

Gosport 118 

Governor's Meadow 60 



Grafton, Mass 461 

Great Bay 254 

Great Boar's Head 440, 441 

Great Falls 284 

Great Island 396 

Great Pond 30, 31, 53 

Great Sponge 432 

Greenland 73, 86, 87, 107-110 

120, 159, 184, 222, 224, 251 
253, 254, 288, 290, 382, 448 

Hadley, Mass 186 

Halestown (Weare) . 78, 79, 204, 311-313 

Halifax, Vt 144 

Hall's Farm. .203, 205, 206, 209-213, 222 

Hampstead . . 36, 59, 75, 99, 100, 123, 169 

194, 195, 255, 257, 323-325, 328 

342, 350, 361, 417, 418, 454, 455 

Hampton 2, 3, 9, 38, 45-47, 53-55 

65, 66, 94, 108, 112, 125, 128, 129 
131, 132, 137, 174, 175, 177-182 
232, 234-237, 280-282, 293, 334 
345, 347, 370, 394, 395, 402, 438- 
442, 447, 448, 468 

Hampton Falls 8, 10, 21, 71, 93, 108 

120, 124, 132, 138, 139, 166, 201- 

211, 213, 222, 223, 232, 295-297 

305, 306, 357, 363, 364, 455 

Hampton River 177 

HaverhiU, Mass 36, 37, 68, 82-84 

96,311,312 

Hawke (Danville) 57, 124, 350 

Hog Pen Road 207, 211 

Holderness (New Holderness) . . . 245, 379 

Hollis 29, 122, 152, 153, 189 

238, 240, 241, 264, 335, 336 
374-378, 385, 386, 418, 456 

Holt's Rocks 170 

Hook 245 

Hop Ground 129, 346 

Hopkinton 114, 115, 371, 373 

(New Hopkinton). . .82-84, 114, 371 

Hopkinton, Mass 230 

Huckleberry Flats 345 

Hudson 24, 137, 361, 386 



INDEX 



475 



Hudson, continued. 

(Nottingham West) 24, 25, 137 

316,361,374,386,388,431 

Island Pond 408 

Johnston, R. 1 232 

Keene 104, 106, 117, 383 

Kensington 83, 113, 114, 166 

186, 281, 378, 435, 438 

Kingston 29, 30, 38, 39, 55-58, 78 

93, 113, 123, 186, 194, 200, 210 

211, 243, 278, 279, 323, 327, 357 

381,388-390,402,415,416 

Kittery, Me 28, 33, 276, 366 

Knight's Ferry 284-286 

Lebanon, Me 366, 367 

Litchfield 25, 33, HI, 151 

227, 282, 283, 308 

Little Island 3 

Little Neck 370 

Little River 181, 412, 413 

Little River Marsh 346 

Littleton, Mass 340 

Londonderry 1, 2, 22, 25, 29, 41, 60 

62, 69, 75, 114, 121, 123, 142, 144 
146, 152, 169, 182, 197, 248, 249 
255, 258, 259, 288, 292, 301, 303 
304, 328, 349, 361, 394, 403, 425 
434, 435, 454-456, 463 

Long Pond 240 

Lunenburg, Mass 461 

Madbury 262, 286, 326, 327 

334, 403, 405, 434, 443, 458 
Manchester 360 

(Derryfield) 360,434 

Marlborough, Mass 187 

Mason 6 

(Number One) 6, 7 

Merrimack Ill, 151,230 

264,314,339,340,368,374 
Merrimack River 397, 451, 452 



Methuen, Mass 287, 288 

Mittrces 3 

Moiiadnock No. 1 (Rindge) 264 

Monson 152 

Mossy Swamp 441, 442 

Musquash Brook 386 

Nashua 189,374,430 

(Dunstable) . . .25, 111, 151, 152, 189 
238, 241, 264, 374, 375, 430, 431 

Nashua River 375-377 

New Amesbury (Warner) 450 

New Boston 461 

New Breton (Andover) 120, 395 

New Durham 19 

(Smithfieid) 19 

New Holderness (Holderness) . . . 245, 379 

New Hopkinton (Hopkinton) 82-84 

114,371 

New Ipswich 164, 340, 385 

New Salem (Salem) 83 

Newbury, Mass 93, 95, 100 

197, 198, 296, 338, 357 

Newcastle 27-29, 112, 113, 188 

275, 276, 278, 319-321, 395, 410, 411 

Newfound Hill 435 

Newington ... .98, 109, 117, 135, 258, 264 
314, 325, 342, 348, 383 

Newmarket 36, 45, 72, 109, 117, 135 

149, 151, 171-173, 245, 246, 261 

264, 267, 330, 344, 354, 426, 463 

464, 468 

Newton 166, 241, 243 

338, 339, 357-359 

North Hampton 11, 45, 86, 112, 119 

185, 234, 235, 294, 295, 395, 448 

(North Hill) 120 

North River 19 

Norway Plain Falls 27 

Nottingham 32, 34, 35, 157, 197-200 

206-208, 211, 212, 256, 257, 316 

363,374,416,417,453,457 

Nottingham West (Hudson) . .24, 25, 137 

316,361,374,386,388,431 

Number One (Mason) 6, 7 



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INDEX 



Oyster River 17-20, 354-356 

Pelham 126, 128, 316, 374 

Pembroke 160, 229-231, 453 

Pemigewasset River 9, 54 

Penacook (Concord) 230 

Perkins Island 205 

Peterborough 121, 266 

Pickpocket 303 

Plaistow 36, 37, 49, 55, 68, 82, 83 

93, 95, 97, 99, 156, 169-171, 325 
342, 350, 407 

Policy Pond 144 

Pond Brook 30 

Poplin (Fremont) 92 

Portsmouth 4, 15, 21, 31, 34, 46-50 

52, 58, 59, 67, 73, 74, 85, 93, 95, 99 
101, 102, 107, 110, 113, 114, 118 
125, 126, 146-149, 163, 167, 184 
185, 221, 227, 243, 244, 246, 247 
259, 261, 264, 265, 271-273, 292 
294, 297, 299, 301, 306, 314, 316 
322, 323, 325-328, 332-335, 340- 
344, 347, 348, 357, 364, 365, 368 
382, 393, 404, 405, 409, 410, 414 
421, 422, 429, 430, 457, 461, 462 
464, 472 
Powow River 200 

Quarter Mile 139 

Red Oak Ridge 378 

Rindge (Monadnock No. 1) 264 

Rochester. 19, 25-27, 85, 98, 107, 119, 140 
228, 262, 264, 284, 317, 318, 324 
366, 367, 410, 427, 443, 444, 446 

Rockingham, Vt 186, 187, 331 

Rocky Hill 390 

Rocky Nook 441, 442 

Ruck's Point 207, 208 

Rumford (Concord) 82, 396, 449 

Rye 28, 49, 74, 86, 87, 112 

119, 131, 137, 163, 167-169, 185 

Saco, Me 276 

St. George's, Me 414 



Salem 23, 59, 75, 82, 84, 121-123 

146, 155, 287, 288, 308, 316, 320, 409 

(New Salem) 83 

Salisbury (Stevenstown) 31 

Salisbury, Mass 39, 141, 402, 416 

Salt River 469 

Sandown 21, 323, 336, 350, 454 

Seabrook 223, 224 

Shute's Plain 78 

Smithfield (New Durham) 19 

Somersworth. . .26, 27, 119, 192, 229, 249 

259, 263, 274, 284, 294, 307, 327 

328, 344, 403, 406, 446, 459 

South Hampton 21, 101 

141, 357, 358, 416 

Spicket River 85 

Spring Marsh 53, 177, 178, 346, 370 

Squamanagonic Falls 26 

Starkstown (Dunbarton) 83, 328 

Stevenstown (Salisbury) 31 

Stratham 66, 70-73, 110, 112, 119 

135, 137, 184, 224, 225, 265, 267 

411, 412, 418, 419, 421, 426, 464 

466-469, 471 

(Winnicot) 46-49 

465-467, 469, 470 

Taylor's River 129, 130, 134 

Timber Swamp 129, 176, 178 

Tolend 367 

Townsend, Mass 29, 264 

Twelve Shares 346 

Walpole 106,315 

Walton's Point 210 

Warner (New Amesbury) 250 

Weare (Halestown) . .78, 79, 204, 311-313 

West Island 168 

Windham 22,142 

155, 303, 308, 337 
Winnicot (Stratham) 46-49 

465-467, 469, 470 

Winnicot River 46, 47, 290, 470 

Winnicot Shares 46-49 

Winnipesaukee River 54 

Wrentham Mass 383 



NAMES OF PERSONS 



Abbott, Abiel 122 

Deborah 449 

George 397 

Jacob 122 

Joshua, Jr 385 

Nathaniel 398 

Adams, Benjamin 235 

James 263,264 

Joseph 466 

Josiah 319 

Mary 319 

Nathan W 263,264 

Nathaniel 137, 326 

Phoebe (m. Drew) .319 

Rebecca 319,320 

Ruth 5 

Samuel 197, 319, 320 

Sarah (Bartlett) 199, 200 

Sarah (m. Swett) 319 

Thomas 5 

Addison, Eleanor 456 

William 456 

Aiken, Edward 42 

James 145, 146 

Lettice 146 

Nathaniel 1,146 

Thomas 146 

Akerman, Benjamin 110 

Joseph 326 

Alcock, Joseph 4 

Alexander, Ann 69 

James 69,70 

Janet 69 

John 69,70 

Robert 69 

Alkins, Mary (Lucy) 101 

Alld, John 189,431,433 

William 151 

Allen, 203 

Eunice 291 

Jonathan 252 

Josiah 184 



Allen, continued. 

Jude 224 

Lydia (Dinsmoor) 155 

Samuel 112, 224-226 

Allison, Janet 22 

Janet (m. Morrison) 22 

Martha (m. Morrison) 22 

Rebecca (m. Gray) 22 

Samuel 22 

Susanna 22 

Amazeen, Joseph 319 

Ambrose, John 268 

Robert 451,452 

Ames, Stephen 335, 336 

Amey, Sarah . 350 

Anderson, James 361 

Jane 361 

Jean 361 

Mary 1,2 

Robert 360,361 

Sarah 360,361 

Andrews, Levi 25 

Appleby, Hawley 122 

Appleton, (Odiorne) 340 

Daniel 68,93,141 

Isaac 385 

Archibald, 145 

Armour, Gain 142, 143, 155, 308 

Armstrong, Robert 144 

Arnold, John 199 

Atkinson, Joseph 16, 354, 356, 410 

Theodore 9 

Theodore, Jr 380, 457 

Atwood, John 323 

Austin, Abiel 320 

Benjamin 284 

Catherine 283,286 

Joanna (Worthen) 451 

John 450,451 

Joseph 426 

Nathan 320 

Nathaniel 283-286 



478 



INDEX 



Austin, continued. 

Nathaniel, Jr 283 

Nicholas 284 

Phoebe (m. Hanson) 283, 284 

Samuel 284 

Sarah 283 

Sarah (m. Lamos) 284 

Stephen 284 

Avery, John 73, 467 

Ayer, Ebenezer 287, 288 

Elizabeth 287 

Isaiah 288 

John 287,288 

Joseph 287,288 

Josiah 287 

Timothy 287,288 

Ayers, Agnes 182 

Edward 244,334 

Elizabeth (Sherburne) 244 

Hannah 67,102 

James 182,183 

Janet 182,183 

Jonathan 52, 393, 405 

Joseph 182,183 

Margaret (m. McLaughlin) 183 

Perkins 185,405 

Sarah 183 

William 182,183 

Bailey or Bayley, Abner 287 

Captain 87 

Edmund 357 

Ezekiel 93 

Jacob 195, 257, 350 

Josiah 357 

Samuel 93 

Sarah (Weeks) 447, 449 

Baker, Charles 26, 27 

98,119,294,446 

Otis 324,407,446 

Samuel 426 

Balch, Andrew 23, 75 

123, 146, 287, 320 
John 23 

Baldwin, Samuel 171 



Bamford, Charles 429 

Bancroft, Ebenezer 264 

Banfill, Charles 15 

George 15 

John 457 

Barker, Ebenezer 184 

Ephraim 426 

Ezra 468 

Barnard, Hannah (Smith) 130 

Barnes, Mary 29, 58, 292 

Thomas 314 

Barnett, Moses . . .2, 22, 70, 248, 249, 435 

Barr, Samuel 183, 360, 435 

Barrel!, Colburn 173 

Barrett, James 463 

Moses 25,463 

Reuben 7 

Barron, Moses 391, 392 

Bartlett, Enoch 68, 82, 197 

Gideon 243,339 

Israel 197, 198, 200 

John 197, 200 

Jonathan 96 

Joseph 198, 199, 243 

Joseph H 197 

Joshua 31 

Josiah 29-31, 55, 56, 200, 279 

Love (m. Lunt) 197, 198 

Lydia (Chase) 96 

Mary 200 

Nathaniel 97, 156, 169 

Richard 323 

Sarah (m. Adams) 199, 200 

Thomas 198,199 

Thomas, Jr 197 

Barton, Henry 29 

Basford, Abigail 87-89 

Ebenezer 88-90 

Jacob 87-90 

John 88 

Mary 89, 90 

Batbor, Mary 394 

Batchelder, 180 

Abigail (m. Tilton) 138 

Anna 336- 



INDEX 



479 



Batchelder, continued. 

Benjamin 40, 41, 395 

Carter 346 

David 296 

Ebenezer 113,194 

Elizabeth (Swett) 296 

Esther (m. Ring) 39, 40 

Francis 39,40 

Henry 295 

Huldah (Moulton) 346 

Huldah (m. Pettingill) 138 

Isaiah 39 

Jethro 87 

John 138, 139 

Jonathan 138, 139 

Joseph 39 

Josiah 38,41 

Mary (m. Philbrick) 138 

Meribah (m. Page) 40, 41 

Nathaniel 176, 178, 336 

Page 39,40 

Phineas 56 

Prince 38 

Reuben 388 

Sarah 38,138 

Sarah (m. Worth) 138 

Susanna (m. Webster) 40, 41 

Theophilus 38 

Timothy 38-40 

Batson, Stephen 29 

Battishall, Jonathan 348 

Bayley, see Bailey. 

Bean, James 80, 158, 159, 165 

Jeremiah 158 

John 77 

Lydia (Hoag) 411 

Samuel 454 

Beck, Henry 450, 451 

Beckett, Sarah (Mitchell) 172 

Bedel, Jacob 146 

John 75 

Mary 146 

Timothy 122, 123, 146 

Beede, Daniel 79, 80, 322 

Eh 81 



Bell, Grace (Yeaton) 188 

John 391 

Joseph 29 

Margaret 391 

Meshech, Jr 29, 319, 411 

Shadrach 188 

Susanna 393 

Thomas 118 

Bellows, Benjamin 106, 107 

187, 315, 332 

Benjamin, Jr 187 

Peter 187 

Bennett, Catherine (Lawrence) 71 

John 463 

William 332 

Bergin, Ede H 245, 246 

Eleanor 245,246 

John 245,246 

Mary 245 

Berry, Abigail (Lane) 66 

Francis 120 

Jeremiah 163, 185 

Thomas 66, 86 

William 86,120 

Bickford, Benjamin 107 

Dependence 117, 258, 348 

Elizabeth 427 

Henry 264,265 

Jethro 262,427 

John 98 

Sarah 98 

Thomas 98,146 

148, 149, 185, 393 

Bienton, Widow 225 

Bigelow, Aaron 186 

Jonathan 186 

Bixby, Phoebe 227 

Thomas 227 

Blaisdell, Enoch 350 

Jonathan 194 

Ralph 194 

Blake, 178 

p]lizabeth 453,454 

Israel 256 

John 120 



48o 



INDEX 



Blake, continued. 

Samuel 303, 380 

Stephen 453,454 

Blanchard, Benjamin 418 

Edward 461 

John 189 

Jonathan 264 

Joseph 151, 230, 264, 340, 368 

Jotham 307 

Blodgett, Abigail (Farley) 375-377 

Blood, Josiah 374, 376, 377 

Sarah (Farley) 375-377 

Blunt, Jonathan 309, 310, 312-314 

Joshua 311 

Mary 309, 310, 312-314 

Samuel 311,312 

Sarah 311,312 

William 113 

Bly, James 169 

Boardman, Andrew 340 

Benjamin 45, 330 

Nathaniel 330 

Stephen 265, 468, 472 

Bogle, David 266 

Martha 266 

Thomas 266 

Bond, Joseph 256 

Boothby, Jonathan 306, 307 

Bourne, Meletiah 461 

Boyd, Adam 155 

George 126, 265 

George, Jr 146 

Joseph 405 

Margaret (Dinsmoor) 155 

Boyes, James 258 

Sarah (Park) 337, 338 

Boynton, John 241, 415 

Joshua 418 

Martha 418 

Thomas 238, 239, 241 

Brackett, George 251 

James 224, 251, 290 

Joshua 334,422 

Bradford, Dorcas 347 

John 347 



Bradford, continued. 

Thomas 347, 348 

Bradley, Amos 36 

Elizabeth (Page) 36 

Timothy 160, 450-452 

Branscomb, Elizabeth 28 

Simon 321 

William 236,321,411 

Brewster, David 330 

Samuel 324 

Briard, Elizabeth 462 

John 125 

Bridgham, Jacob 405 

William 405 

Brooks, Samuel 425 

William 335 

Brown, 202, 203 

Abigail 124 

Benjamin 358, 359 

Deborah (Lucy) 101 

Dilley (Gove) 202, 204-207 

209, 210, 213 

Elisha 108, 232 

Elizabeth (Towle) 441 

Ezekiel 11,15,34,35 

121, 184, 196, 453, 454 

Isaac 124, 125 

Jacob 3,124,125 

Jemima 124 

John 222,311,312,385 

Joseph 69, 87, 168, 169, 229 

Joseph, Jr 438 

Joshua 237 

Lydia 68 

Lydia (Libby) 67,68 

Martha (m. Cram) 124 

Mary 385, 424 

Mary (m. Thrasher) 124 

Mehitabel 124 

Nathan 125 

Samuel 100,108,240 

Bryent, Walter 36, 109, 117 

246, 344, 354, 356, 457 

Bunker, Elijah 274, 333 

Jonathan 425 



INDEX 



481 



Bunker, continued. 

Mary 295 

Bunton, Andrew 229, 231 

Robert 229 

Burbank, Caleb 115, 372, 373 

Mary (Watkins) 372, 373 

Moses 103,104,230,231 

Moses, Jr 453 

Sarah (Emery) 231 

Burleigh, Anna (m. Burleigh) 149 

David 71,72 

Elizabeth 150 

Elizabeth (m. Follett) 149 

GUes 149,150 

James 224,463 

Joseph 135,149,363 

Lydia 150 

Moses 135,149-151 

Sarah 150 

Thomas 64, 65 

Bumham, EHzabeth 16 

Elizabeth (m. Wheeler) 18, 20 

Hannah (m. Mathes) 19-21 

Jeremiah 16, 18, 73, 265 

John 16, 18, 20, 63 

Joseph 17-20 

Meriel 16,265 

Robert 16, 18-20 

Winthrop 16-18, 20, 265 

Burns, George 388 

Buss, Joseph 299 

Mary 299 

Mary (m. Pearne) 299 

Buswell, Samuel 41 

Butler, Joseph 374, 377 

Butterfield, Aaron 148 

Buzzell, Sarah (Roberts) 405 

Caldwell, Alexander 307, 309 

James 151,391 

Calfe, Daniel 279 

James 280 

Jeremiah 279, 280 

John 324 

Lucy (m. French) 279 



Calfe, continued. 

Lydia 279 

Mary 279 

Robert 291,292 

William 29-31 

Calkin, Israel 105-107 

Call, Sarah (Emery) 230, 231 

Galley, Thomas 256, 339 

Cameron, Mary (Stoodley) 4 

Campbell, Abraham 349 

Daniel 385 

David 349 

Henry 349 

James 304 

John 349 

Mary 349 

Matthew 349 

Nathaniel 70 

Samuel 349 

Stephen 349 

Canney, Ichabod 1 19, 283 

Carleton, David 170, 171 

Ebenezer 287 

Edward 122 

Jonathan 325, 350, 353 

Carnes, Joseph 461 

Carpenter, Greenwood 117 

Carr, 205, 222 

Benjamin 121 

Daniel 108, 222 

Hezekiah 120 

James 172 

Joseph 121 

Martha 121 

Moses 263, 327, 345, 459, 460 

Rowland P 222 

Sanders 120 

Sarah 121 

Susanna 222 

Carter, Ezra 230, 280, 398, 449, 450 

Henry 118 

Ruth 450 

Winthrop 452 

Cass, Nason 196 

Gate, Edward 368 



482 



INDEX 



Gate, continued. 

Eleazer 73 

Samuel 102 

William 464 

Cawley, Deborah (Rowell) 59 

Jonathan 59 

Chamberlain, Esther (Clark) 118 

Hannah 314,340 

John 314, 339, 374, 377, 450 

Chambers, Margaret 334, 335 

Chandler, Isaac 82, 83, 116 

Isaac, Jr 82-84 

John, Jr 450 

Joseph 10, 12-14, 121, 363 

Chapman, David 264 

Samuel 267 

Chase, Abraham 95-97, 170 

Charles 234 

Elizabeth 95 

Ezekiel 316,374 

Ezra 96 

Hannah 409 

John, Jr 296 

Joshua 364 

Lydia (m. Bartlett) 96 

Parker 97 

Phoebe (m. Noyes) 96 

Prudence (m. Stevens) 96 

Ruth 96 

Ruth (m. Eastman) 95 

Sarah (Stickney) 397 

Stephen 188 

Susanna (m. Johnson) 95 

Cheney, Nathaniel 97 

Chesley, Ichabod 356 

Joseph 405 

Mary (Smith) 413 

Paul 343 

Sarah (Davis) 343 

Thomas 354 

Choaders, Sanborn 175 

CUley, Joseph 197, 200, 257, 363 

Claggett, Wyseman 99, 114, 135, 185 

222, 247, 299, 343, 344, 348, 472 

Clapp, Supply 299, 301 



Clark, Abraham 324 

Alexander 155 

Alice 276,277 

Anna 324 

Betty 105, 106 

Comfort 253,254 

Daniel 267 

Ebenezer 251 

Edward 23 

Eleanor 251,253,254 

Eleanor (m. Mason) . . .251, 252, 254 

Enoch 86, 87, 159, 290, 291 

Esther (m. Chamberlain) 118 

Hannah 253,254 

Ichabod 185 

Isaac 117,118 

John 253,254,304 

Joseph 159, 184, 251, 253, 254 

Margaret 28 

Mary 251,254 

Mary (m. Langdon) 252-254 

Moses 468 

Ruth 23 

Sarah 117,118 

Sarah (m. Johnson) 23 

Satchell 265,421 

Susanna 118 

Thomas 193, 314 

Thomas, Jr 97 

Ursula 193 

Clement, Anna (Kimball) 83, 85 

Frances (Wallingford) 228 

James 82,83,85 

Jonathan 36, 37 

Timothy 82,83 

Clifford, 134 

David 401 

Elizabeth (Sleeper) 91, 92 

John 91 

Clough, Abiah 58 

Abner 363, 453, 456, 457 

Hannah 320 

Isaac, Jr 23, 320 

Jeremiah 63 

Jeremiah, Jr 63 



INDEX 



483 



Clough, continued. 

Josiah 58 

Mary 103 

Thomas 63, 102-104 

Zaccheus 434 

Cochran, Dinah 1 

James 1,2, 339, 369, 384, 455 

John 142, 145, 155, 308, 338 

Coffin, Abigail (m. Jenness) .... 140, 141 

Amos 439,440 

Deborah 140, 141 

Eliphalet 140,141 

Hannah 139,141 

Jean (m. Colcord) 140, 141 

Pamell 140, 141 

Susanna 140, 141 

Tristram 139,141 

Cogan, Stephen 21 

Cogswell, John 200 

Coker, Hannah (m. Fifield) 136 

John 135, 136 

Martha (m. Young) 136 

Mary (m. Wiggin) 136 

Mercy 136 

Mercy (m. Giles) 137 

Sarah (m. Marble) 135, 136 

Colbum, Daniel 128 

Elizabeth (Smith) 240 

Robert 240 

Thomas 388 

Colby, Abner 116 

Betty 114 

Betty (m. Straw) 115 

Ebenezer 115 

Enoch 310,313 

Joseph 30 

Mary (Sargent) 242 

Moses 124 

Sampson 114, 115 

Thomas 358 

Colcord, Edward, Jr 77 

Jean (Coffin) 140, 141 

Jonathan 173, 426 

Cole, Amos 263 

Elizabeth 263 



Colfax, Sampson 5 

Collins, Samuel 223 

Conant, Josiah 240 

Connor, Hannah (Sanborn) 9 

Maria 189 

Philip 189 

Samuel 402 

Cook, Nathaniel 294 

Peter 294 

Cookson, Obadiah 241 

Coolbroth, Benjamin 261 

James 314 

Coombs, John 112 

Corser, John 124 

Cotton, John 347 

Joseph 322,365,464 

Cowan, James 411 

Cox, William Ill 

Craige, David 22 

Mary (Wilson) 191 

Robert 425 

Cram, Abigail 321 

Benjamin 10 

Benjamin, Jr 321, 322 

John 157 

Jonathan 92, 165, 322 

Martha (Brown) 124 

Mary (Sanborn) 9 

Nathan 204, 207 

Samuel P 321 

Critchett, Anna 424 

Crockett, Ephraim 225 

Crockford, John 33 

Crombie, James 183 

John, Jr 183 

Cromwell, Eliphalet 344 

Cummings, Ann 197 

Isaac 137 

Josiah 137 

Miriam 137 

Samuel 8,374 

Cunningham, Robert 456 

William 1 

Currier, Aaron 339 

Asa 325,352 



484 



INDEX 



Currier, continued. 

ChaUis 358,359 

Gideon 268 

Jacob 200 

Jeremiah 194 

John 409 

Jonathan 357-359 

Judith 358 

Philip 357-359 

Rebecca (Plummer) 352 

Samuel 455 

Sargent 21,360 

Thomas 359 

Curry, Ann 379, 380 

Elizabeth 379 

John 379 

Margaret 379 

Mary 379 

Robert 379 

Samuel 379 

Sarah 379 

Thomas 379, 380 

William 379,380 

Cutt or Cutts, John 342 

Lydia (Hill) 272,273 

Richard 28 

Samuel 343 

Sarah (Sargent) 35 

Thomas 33,35 

Cutter, Ammi R 462 

Bailing, Samuel 458 

Dalton, Samuel 141 

Timothy 47,48 

Dam, Benjamin 317 

Eliphalet 117, 325, 348 

Elizabeth 333 

Jonathan 27 

Pomfret 458^60 

Samuel 275, 333, 459, 460 

Sarah (m. Howard) 459 

Timothy 117 

Dame, Jonathan 284-286 

Danforth, Anna 386 

David 386 



Danforth, continued. 

Jonathan 385, 386 

Mary (Emery) 231 

Nathaniel 231 

Daniel, Joseph 327 

Daniels, Eliphalet 329 

Davidson, Frances 197 

John 197 

William 1,22, 197 

Davis, Aaron 343 

Asa 362 

Benjamin 314 

Edmund 430 

EHzabeth (Roberts) 404, 405 

Hannah 123,124 

Isaac 97 

John 123, 430 

Lemuel 267 

Love 343,344 

Moses 343,344,355 

Robert 397 

Samuel 326 

Sarah 429,430 

Sarah (m. Chesley) 343 

Thomas 344 

Dean, John 414 

Dearborn, Abraham Ill 

Anna (m. Sanborn) 53, 54 

Benjamin 15, 35 

Ebenezer 311,313 

Ebenezer, Jr 268, 310 

Huldah 46,49 

John 47,54,176,177 

179, 235, 236, 420, 421 

Jonathan 235, 419, 440 

Josiah .... 54, 175, 177, 236, 238, 442 

Levi 112,120,234 

238, 295, 296, 364, 447, 448 

Reuben 45^7, 49, 236, 295 

Reuben G 412,449 

Ruth (Sargent) 33, 35 

Samuel HI 

Sarah (Swett) 296 

Simeon .. 159, 251, 252, 254, 290, 291 
Demeritt, Ebenezer 434 



INDEX 



485 



Demeritt, continued. 

Eli, Jr 405 

Denbow, Elijah 226 

Sarah (Willey) 226 

Dennett, John 126 

Dickey, Robert 62 

Dickson, Hannah (Seavey) 168 

Dimond, Israel 350 

Dinsmoor, Elizabeth (m. Young).. . . 155 

Francis 155 

Janet 155 

John 155, 308 

Lydia (m. Allen) 155 

Margaret (m. Boyd) 155 

Mary (m. McClure) 155 

William 155 

Dockum, Benjamin 316 

Cotton 225 

Dodge, David 454, 455 

John 390 

Parker 455 

Zebulon 461 

Doe, Samuel 380 

Dolbear, Jonathan 163 

Dolloff, John 63 

Mary (Miles) 63 

Nicholas 76,81 

Donahue, 255 

David 255, 304 

Dore, Mary (Wallingford) 228 

Dow, Abraham 222, 223, 409 

Benjamin 45, 46, 180 

181, 280, 281, 434 

Benjamin, Jr 55 

Esther 281,282 

Ezekiel 280,281 

Hannah (Gove) . . . 202, 205, 206, 213 

Henry 168 

Jedediah 223 

Jonathan 181 

Joseph 177,179 

Mary 281,282 

Mary (Marston) 180 

Nathaniel 23 

Phoebe (Marston) 180 



Dow, continued. 

Richard 23, 75, 123, 146 

Samuel 3, 180, 237, 238 

Simeon 180 

Winthrop 223 

Dowen, John 105 

Dowlin, William 80, 158 

Downe, Samuel 461 

Downer, Andrew 99 

John 99 

Downing, Jonathan 55, 56 

Sarah 55, 56 

Dowst, Elizabeth (Seavey) 168, 169 

Ozem 167. 185 

Drake, 176 

Abiel 334, 439, 440 

Abigail 334,438-^40 

Abraham 234, 235, 438 

Dorothy (Moulton) 346 

Elizabeth (Leavitt) 175 

Ephraim 334, 439, 440 

Hannah 439 

Jane 334, 440 

Jean 439 

Jean (m. PaUit) 439 

John 334,439,440 

Mary (m. Marston) 439 

Nathaniel 334, 438-440 

Nathaniel, Jr 334 

Robert 346 

Samuel 439 

Thomas 439 

Dresser, Jacob 384 

Drew, Anna 425 

John 257 

Lemuel 425 

Phoebe (Adams) 319 

Drisco, Mary (Robinson) 248 

Drown, Shem 198 

Duda, Zebulon 150 

Dudley, Abigail 398 

Apphia (Sleeper) 80 

Betty (m. Hill) 399, 400 

Biley 42,398 

Deborah 158 



486 



INDEX 



Dudley, continued. 

Dinah 301-303 

EUzabeth 282, 398-401 

Elizabeth (m. Greeley) 302 

Ephraim 399 

Hannah 157,399 

Hannah (m. Oilman) 159 

James 157, 158 

Joanna 302 

John 11, 15, 34, 35, 43, 44, 77 

157, 184, 302, 303, 313 
398-401,453 

Jonathan 157, 301-303 

Joseph 158,399,400 

Kate 399 

Katharine 302 

Martha 400 

Mary (Leavitt) 44 

Mercy 302 

Nicholas 398-401 

Paul 357 

Samuel 80, 279, 303, 399, 401 

Samuel, Jr 80 

Sarah 399 

Sarah (m. Kelly) 302 

Sarah (m. Robinson) 399, 400 

Stephen 157,158 

Stephen, Jr 80 

Trueworthy 398-400 

Duncan, William 69, 393 

Durgin, Jonathan 261 

Dustin, Ruth 49 

Samuel 49 

Dwyer, James 342, 343, 350 



Eastman, 



.351 



Benjamin 116, 372, 373 

Ebenezer 450, 451 

Edward 124,381 

Enoch 83,373 

Jeremiah 94 

Joseph 103,372,373 

Mehitabel 409 

Obadiah 409 

Peter 256 



Eastman, continued. 

Philip 160,449 

Ruth 95 

Ruth (Chase) 95 

Stephen 373 

Stilson 450,451 

Tamson (Woodwell) 372 

Thomas 200 

William 95 

Eaton, Benjamin 455 

Edgerly, Joseph 11, 15, 453 

Elkins, Henry 175, 177, 179 

Jeremiah 235, 237 

Jonathan 49, 166 

Sarah 232 

Thomas 57 

Elliot, John 21,85, 185 

271, 358, 359, 365, 405 

Jonathan 166 

William 128 

Ellis, William 380 

Ellison, Richard 380 

Ellsworth, Jeremiah 303, 382 

Emerson, Amos 191, 192 

Benjamin 195, 258, 342 

Daniel 29,238,241,418 

Edward 460,461 

Lydia 426 

Mary 461 

Moses 320, 329 

Nathaniel 191 

Samuel 62,90,101,191 

268, 271, 307, 310, 312, 313, 360 

Stephen 426 

Timothy 21 

Emery, Anthony 72, 236 

Edward 226, 230, 231 

Edward, Jr 226 

Elizabeth 103, 230, 231 

Mary (m. Danforth) 231 

Noah 36, 189, 282, 381, 382 

Richard 122 

Samuel 230,231 

Sarah 226 

Sarah (m. Burbank) 231 



INDEX 



487 



Emery, continued. 

Sarah (m. Call) 230,231 

Thomas 257 

WiUiam 229-231 

Erving, John, Jr 347 

Estes, EHjah 283, 286, 293 

Joseph 286 

Samuel 286 

Etheridge, Nathaniel 279 

Evans, Daniel 244, 263 

EUzabeth (Stickney) 397 

Mary (Manson) 244 

Richard 244 

Samuel 243, 244, 263, 323 

Stephen 167,410 

Ewens, James 61, 304 

Fairbanks, Betty 383 

John 383 

Nathaniel 383, 384 

Susanna (m. Thurston) 383 

Farley, Abigail (m. Blodgett) . . . 375-377 

Caleb 374,377 

Ebenezer 374-377 

Elizabeth 375,377 

Esther 374,375 

Esther (m. Farnsworth) 378 

Joseph 374,375,378 

Lydia (m. Twiss) 375-377 

Sarah (m. Blood) 375-377 

Famham, Daniel 418 

Farnsworth, David 378 

Esther (Farley) 378 

Farnum, Joseph 410 

Farrington, Jeremiah 339, 340 

Felch, 206 

Daniel 455 

Jane 455 

Felker, Michael 445 

Fellows, Nathaniel 21, 128 

Fernald, Dorothy 462 

George 148, 422 

Humphrey 462 

Job 433 

Ferrin, Jonathan 339, 358, 359 



Field, John 257 

Fifield, Bathsheba 1 13 

Benjamin 425 

David 114 

Edward 58,416 

Elizabeth 113 

Hannah (Coker) 136 

John 113, 114 

Jonathan 201 

Joseph 114,136,420 

Mary 114 

Nathaniel 113 

Fisher, Samuel 42 

Fisk, Ebenezer 64, 121 

Fitts, Susanna (Pike) 436 

Flagg, Gershom 300 

John 299 

Jonas 335, 336 

Thomas 313,314 

Flanders, Jesse 231, 232 

Margaret (Lawrence) 71 

Fletcher, Francis 165 

Robert 25,153,431 

Simeon 369 

Flood, Elizabeth 23 

Fogg, Abigail 45, 48 

Abigail (ra. Roby) 46-49 

Abner 185 

David 177-179 

Dearborn 48, 49 

Ebenezer 108, 120 

Enoch 47 

Hannah 378 

James 378 

John 264 

Josiah 45 

Lydia (m. Smith) 47, 48 

Mary 378 

Mary (m. Leavitt) 47, 48 

Mehitabel 47-49 

Meribah (Smith) 131 

Phoebe (Sanborn) 10 

Samuel 45, 46 

Sarah 378 

Stephen 10, 378 



488 



INDEX 



FoUansbee, Thomas 169, 171 

Follett, Elizabeth (Burleigh) 149 

Francis 149, 330 

Folsom, David 466, 468, 470, 472 

Dorothy (Smith) 413 

Jeremiah 135, 267 

John 82, 110, 290, 463, 467 

Joshua 184 

Nathan 267 

Nathaniel 457 

William 463 

Ford, James 84 

Forsaith, Matthew 268, 271, 310 

Foss, Thomas 226, 231, 267 

Zachariah 147, 342, 357, 457 

Zebulon 316 

Foster, Amos 104-107 

David 105, 384 

Isaac 357 

Jeremiah 105 

Luke 342 

Rebecca (m. Gould) 105 

Fowler, Jacob 173 

Jeremiah 371-373 

John 103, 104, 226, 230, 231 

Mary (WoodweU) 371-373 

Philip 15 

Philip, Jr 330 

Fox, Elizabeth (Fullonton) 196 

Foye, Hephzibah (Seavey) 168 

Susanna 27 

Tabitha 27 

Freese, Jacob 11, 14, 15 

French, 202, 204, 207 

209, 212, 269, 290 

Andrew 110 

Anna 232 

Broadstreet Ill 

Daniel 110,111 

Jabez 310,312,313 

Joseph 350,353 

Lucy (Calfe) 279 

Nathaniel 232 

Rebecca (Morse) 61 

Frost, Andrew P 277 



Frost, continued. 

Dorothy 277 

George 276,277 

Jane 277 

John 276 

Joseph 29,275-277 

Lydia (Stackpole) 192 

Margaret 275-277 

Mary 276,277 

Samuel 4,125,276 

WiUiam 275,276 

Frye, Jonathan 366, 367 

Joseph 365, 367 

FuUer, Benoni 119 

FuUerton, William 328 

Fullonton, Abigail 195 

Catherine 196 

David 195, 196 

Ehzabeth (m. Fox) 196 

James 196 

John 195, 196 

Mary 196 

Sarah 196 

William 196 

Furber, Jethro 117 

Martha 117 

Moses 117 

Richard 314 

Gage, Aaron 287 

John 327 

Rebecca 18,19 

Sarah (Stevens) 161 

Solomon 160 

Gains, George 326 

Gale, Daniel 450 

Jacob 114 

Ruth 230 

Gardner, John 343 

Garfield, Mary (Murdough) 151 

Nathaniel 151 

Garland, 366, 367, 459 

Ebenezer 274 

John 324 

Moses 274 



INDEX 



489 



Garland, continued. 

Samuel 394 

Garvin, James 307 

Gault, John 201 

George, Timothy 358, 359 

Gerrish, Charles 335 

Samuel 403,410 

Stephen 103, 226, 231, 232 

Wilham 335 

Gibson, Samuel 151 

Giddings, Lydia 36 

Zebulon 457 

Zebulon, Jr 36 

Gile, Ebenezer 36, 59, 169 

Samuel 170,171 

Giles, Mercy (Coker) 137 

Gilman, Abigail 278, 279 

Bartholomew 184 

Daniel, 4th 414 

Hannah (Dudley) 159 

Jacob 278 

Jeremiah 278, 381, 382 

John 162, 199 

JohnM 278 

John W 414 

Jonathan 278,434 

Josiah 193 

Judith 400 

Nicholas 184, 399, 402, 414 

Peter 278 

Samuel 206, 278 

Samuel, Jr 36 

Stephen 278 

Trueworthy, Jr 184 

Gilmore, Mary (Pearson) 415 

Robert 384 

Glazier, Benjamin 73 

Stephen 73 

Glidden, 81 

Jeremiah 76 

Jonathan 76, 77 

Richard 79 

Godfrey, Hannah 364 

Isaac 56 

James 45,46,295 



Godfrey, continued. 

Jonathan 66, 363, 364 

Joseph 92 

Mary 364 

Mehitabel (m. Sanborn) 363 

Nathan 363,364 

Sarah 364 

Goffe, John 360, 391, 393, 450 

Goldthwaite, Ezekiel 347 

Gooch, James 247, 299 

Mary 247 

Goodhue, Joseph 29 

Samuel 29, 71, 72, 238, 239 

Goodwin, Mehitabel (Lawrence) 71 

Gookin, Daniel 86, 87 

Gordon, Daniel 81 

Daniel, Jr 77 

Thomas 77 

Goss, James 185 

Jonathan 185 

Mary 185 

Nathan 185 

Thomas 185 

Gould, Nathan 373 

Rebecca (Foster) 105 

Solomon 105 

Gove, Anna 210,211,213 

Daniel 222-224 

David 224 

Dilley (m. Brown) 202, 204-207 

209,210,213 

Edmund 224 

Edward 223,224 

Elijah 210-212 

Hannah 201,211-213,222 

Hannah (Sherburne) 51 

Hannah (m. Dow) . 202, 205, 206, 213 

John 202, 203, 206, 209, 213, 223 

John, Jr 311,312 

Johnson 223,224 

Jonathan .201,204,207, 208,211-213 
Lydia (m. Peaslee) 202, 203, 209, 213 

Martha 412 

Mary (m. Peaslee) 202, 203 

207,210,213 



490 



INDEX 



Gove, continued. 

Nathaniel 108, 166 

Rebecca 222 

Richard 203, 205-209, 212 

Samuel 207,208,212 

Sarah (m. Green) 202, 206 

208-210, 213 

Stephen 224 

Winthrop 223,224 

Grandy, Beriah 187 

Sarah 396 

Graves, James 358, 359 

Gray, Rebecca (Allison) 22 

Robert, Jr 23 

Greeley, Andrew 113 

Elizabeth (Dudley) 302 

Ezekiel 25, 457 

Jonathan 58, 1 13, 416, 417 

Samuel 137, 374, 388 

Samuel, Jr 264, 316, 362, 374 

Sarah 425 

Zaccheus 25 

Green, Bradbury 93 

Daniel C 207 

Edward 93 

Isaac 139 

John 296, 438 

Jonathan 232 

Sarah (Gove) 202, 206 

208-210, 213 

Greenough, Daniel 121 

Moses 156 

Robert 156 

Greenwood, Thales 146, 330, 347 

348, 368, 393 

Gregg, James 2, 258, 259 

Janet 258 

John 2,258,259 

Samuel 258,259 

Griffith, Gershom 15, 449 

John 271,272,343 

Griggs, Jacob 457 

Susanna 457 

Grouard, James 307 

Grove, Nathaniel 382 



Grove, continued 

Sarah 382, 383 

Gunnison, John 274, 342 

Rebecca (Sherburne) 244 

William 244, 409 

Guppy, Ann (Loud) 326 

Sarah (Loud) 326 

Hackett, John 141 

Haines, Abner. .72, 73, 108-110, 159, 254 

Cotton HI 

Joseph 86 

Mary 86 

Mary (m. Locke) 86 

William 109 

Hale, Benjamin 342 

John 122, 153, 238, 240 

241, 264, 335, 418 

Joseph 68 

Samuel 59,113,235,271,334 

347, 368, 404, 430 

Samuel, Jr 254, 324, 405 

Sarah (Severance) 24 

Haley, Martha 333 

Morris 333 

Hall, Benjamin 287, 383 

Daniel 361 

John .... 123, 169, 171, 360, 361, 434 

John, Jr 23, 59, 75, 123, 287 

Joseph 119 

Nathan 7 

Samuel 329,330 

Sarah (Stackpole) 192, 193 

Hallowell, Robert 472 

Ham, Abigail 433, 434 

Eleazer 25,27 

Elizabeth 26, 27 

Ephraira 26, 146, 298 

John 26,433 

Jonathan 434 

Joseph 141,297 

Reuben 258 

Samuel 258,314 

William 26,27 

Hamblett, John 388 



INDEX 



491 



Hamblett, continued. 

Josiah 316 

Hamilton, Jonathan 307 

Hammock, Patience (Wallingford) . . 228 

Hannaford, Josiah 467 

Hanscom, Uriah 405 

Hanson, Aaron 367 

Ann 366 

Elijah 406 

Elizabeth (m. Tuttle) 366 

Ephraim 119, 167, 263, 307 

333, 367, 434, 459 

John 163, 293 

John B 18, 20 

Joseph 26,283,284 

Martha (Varney) 406 

Mary (m. Varney) 366 

Mercy 367 

Moses 366 

Patience (m. Meader) 366 

Phoebe (Austin) 283, 284 

Sarah 365 

Solomon 163, 293, 327, 446 

Tobias 365, 367 

Hardy, Phineas 240 

Hartford, John 26 

Harriman, Jaasiel 195 

Joseph 169, 171 

Harrington, Sarah 118 

Harris, Samuel 116 

Stephen 152,153 

Hart, Edward 301 

Greorge 326 

Richard 299,301 

Samuel 15 

William 342,415 

Harvell, James 283 

John 283,340 

Harvey, Anna 363 

James 363 

Robert 363 

Hastings, John 5, 97, 98 

John, Jr 5, 6, 97, 98, 187, 315 

Lemuel 98,315 

Silvanus 98 



Hatch, Thomas 271, 272, 299 

Hayes, Abigail 297 

Benjamin 298, 324, 427 

Elijah 298 

George 298 

Hannah (Twombly) 249 

Ichabod 298,445 

John 298 

Peter 297 

Rachel (Twombly) 250 

Reuben 263,297,298 

Sarah 297 

Susanna 298 

Hazeltine, Nathaniel 287 

Richard 397 

William 450-452 

Hazelton, Jeremiah 68 

Hazzen, John 195, 350 

Heald, Joseph 24 

Healey, Stephen 306 

Heard, Nathaniel 410 

Heath, Moses 336 

Henderson, Howard 283, 307 

Herrick, Asa 160, 162 

Hersey, John 336 

Heywood, Nathan 461 

William 5, 97, 98, 315, 332 

Hicks, Joseph 333, 334 

Hight, Alice 125 

Charles 125, 126 

Christopher 126 

Eleanor 462 

John 135,261 

Hill, Abigail (m. Jackson) 272 

Benjamin 405 

Betty (Dudley) 399, 400 

Dorothy (m. Reed) 272, 273 

Hannah 272 

James P 229 

John 271-273 

Joshua 224 

Lydia (m. Cutt) 272, 273 

Rachel 272 

Hilliard, 3 

Hills, Ebenezer 270, 271 



492 



INDEX 



Hills, continued. 

Elizabeth 267-270 

Ezekiel 24,25,137 

Hannah 270 

Isaac 269 

John 268,269 

Josiah 270 

Oliver 24 

Rachel 270 

Rebecca 270 

Reuben 270 

Samuel 137,267-269 

Sarah (MerriU) 387 

Stephen 269 

Hilton, Edward 463 

Hoag, Benjamin 411 

Elijah 232 

Enoch 148,294 

Esther (m. Lamos) 411 

Joseph 265,411 

Lydia (m. Bean) 411 

Mercy 232 

Nathan 66,265,412 

Nathan, Jr 412 

Phoebe (m. Jenkins) 411 

Sarah 411,412 

Sarah (m. Meader) 411 

Susanna 412 

Hoar, Benjamin 164, 385 

Hobart, David 152, 153, 238, 241 

Nehemiah 7 

Samuel 7, 8, 109, 122, 195 

238, 240, 418, 455, 456 

Hobbs, Benjamin 346 

Mary 293 

Morris 293,439 

Simon 293 

Hodgdon, Israel 446 

Lydia (Hussey) 260 

Shadrach 257 

Tamson (Twombly) 249 

Hodge, Samuel 141 

Hogg, John 323, 328 

Joseph 394 

Samuel 141 



Hogg, continued. 

William 69 

Hoit, see Hoyt. 

Holland, Stephen 455 

Holmes, John 304 

Robert 304 

Sarah (Sherburne) 51 

Hook, Dyer 57, 94, 357 

Jacob 357 

Hooker, Elizabeth 292 

John 393 

Michael 292 

William 393 

Hopkins, Allan 1 

David 142-145 

Elizabeth 1 

Mary 1 

Rebecca (Stewart) 142 

Robert 155 

Home, Daniel, Jr 298 

Nathaniel 119,294 

Horney, Gilbert 301 

Hannah 118 

Howard, Amos 459, 460 

Sarah (Dam) 459 

Howe, Ichabod 165 

Isaac 369 

John 287,288 

Hoyt, Daniel 389 

Eliphalet 391 

Joseph 452 

Miriam (Kimball) 83, 85 

Thomas 82,83,85 

Hubbard, Jeremiah 57, 357 

John 264,390 

Joseph 186 

Mercy 357 

Richard 56,389 

Hunt, Nathan 351 

Samuel 315 

Thomas 223 

Huntoon, Daniel 279 

John 29^ 

Huntress, George 146, 148 

Huse, Anna 323 



INDEX 



493 



Huse, continued. 

Thomas 323 

Hiissey, Anna 260 

Daniel 259-261 

Elizabeth 259,260 

Hannah 260 

Jane (m. Otis) 260 

Joseph 259-261 

Lydia (m. Hodgdon) 260 

Phoebe 260 

Samuel 260,261 

Sarah (m. Perkins) 260 

Susanna 260 

Hutchinson, John 207 

Solomon 351,340 

Ingalls, John 99, 100 

Jackman, Benjamin 453 

George 103, 452 

George, Jr 231, 232, 452 

John 104 

Martha 102, 103 

Moses 104 

Richard 102-104 

Samuel 104 

Sarah 104 

Jackson, Abigail (Hill) 272 

Anna 457, 458 

Clement 52, 368 

Daniel 34, 292, 379, 430 

Elizabeth 72 

Hannah 274 

Joshua 457, 458 

Jaflfrey, George 144, 368 

James, Anna 166 

Benjamin 165, 166 

Jabez 166 

John 165-167 

Jonathan 166 

Joshua 442 

Mary 166 

Samuel 166 

Sarah 105 



Janvrin, Mendum 172 

Jeffrey, Cyprian 323, 458 

Oliver 458 

Jefts, Benjamin 6 

Henry 6, 7 

John 6,7 

Jonathan 6, 7 

Mary 6, 7 

Molly 6 

Thomas 6 

Jenkins, Catherine 286 

Joseph 286 

Nathaniel 286 

Phoebe (Hoag) 411 

Jenness, Abigail 317, 318 

Abigail (Coffin) 140, 141 

Cornelius 318 

Daniel 317,318 

Francis 167 

Hannah 318 

Isaac 86, 87 

Jonathan 318 

Joshua 74 

Mark 317,318 

Mercy 86 

Phena 318 

Richard, 3d 74, 86 

119, 120, 163, 167-169, 185 

Jennings, James 69 

John 69 

Jewell, Henry L 21 

Jewett, Jonathan 265 

Johnson, 45 

.\nn (Lane) 66 

Brackett 252-254, 291 

Caleb 323, 325 

Caleb, Jr 325 

Daniel 323 

Haines 325 

James Ill 

Jesse 258,324,325 

John 289, 290, 322-325, 355 

Joseph 66,177,237 

Margaret (Sherburne) 51 

Moses 325 



494 



INDEX 



Johnson, continued. 

Nathan 73, 107, 109, 159 

222,251,252,254,289-291 

Noah 152,189 

Obadiah 98 

Peter 325 

Sarah (Clark) 23 

Stephen 23, 99, 256, 325 

Susanna (Chase) 95 

Thomas 110,111,390 

William 322 

Zachariah 95 

Jones, Ann 184, 185, 354-356 

Ann (m. Stevens) 356 

Anthony 355,356 

Benjamin 354, 355 

Captain 307 

Daniel 186 

Ebenezer 355 

Evan, Jr 23 

John 234 

Joseph 354 

Mary 28 

Molly 354-356 

Richard 356 

Samuel 356 

Sarah 28 

Stephen 6,19,459 

Timothy 65 

WUliam 184 

Kelly, see also Kielle. 

Sarah (Dudley) 302 

Kelsey, WiHiam 455 

Kemp, Thomas 335, 336 

Zerubbabel 335, 336 

Kendall, Amos 282 

Daniel 227, 282 

Nathan 282 

Timothy 283 

Kennedy, Phoebe 421, 422 

William 421,422 

Kenney, Amos 362 

Phoebe 361,362 

Sarah 362 



Kenney, continued. 

Stephen 362' 

Thomas 361,362 

Kenniston, Ann 224-226 

Bickford 225 

George 108 

Job 81 

Joseph 108, 224 

Joshua 112 

Moses 224,225 

Kent, Abigail 93 

Jacob 93 

John 99 

Kezar, George 256 

John 255 

John, Jr 255,256 

Mercy (Tucker) 171 

Molly 256 

Ruth 255 

Timothy 170, 171 

Kidder, Aaron 165 

Joseph 463 

Reuben 385 

Ruth 463 

KieUe, James 162, 410 

WiUiam 114 

Kimball, Aaron 83 

Abner 82-84 

Abraham 83 

Anna (m. Clement) 83, 85 

Barnard 84,85 

Benjamin 325 

Dinah 82 

Dudley 302 

Ebenezer 82,83,85 

Eleanor 302 

Jonathan 36, 37 

Miriam (m. Hoyt) 83, 85 

Moses 84,85 

Rebecca (Leavitt) 44 

Reuben 160 

Samuel 170 

Sarah lOQ 

Solomon 84 

King, Elijah 97 



INDEX 



495 



King, continued. 

George 462 

Thomas 172 

WiUiam 68 

Knight, Jane 156 

John 98,156,314 

John, Jr 314 

Richard 156 

William 299,301,462 

Knowles, Amos 346, 371 

James 324,427 

Jeremiah 282, 371 

John 87-89 

Joseph 88,90 

Lucy (Moulton) 346 

Knowlton, Rice 316 

Ladd, Edward 401 

Ehas 189 

Nathaniel 401,402 

Paul 11 

Timothy. .36, 37, 82-85, 99, 100, 169 

Trueworthy 279 

Lakeman, Tobias 1 14 

Laman, Abraham 152 

Lamont, Neil 429 

Lamos, Esther (Hoag) 411 

James 284,485 

Sarah (Austin) 284 

Lamprey, John 371 

Nathaniel 237 

Lamson, John 122 

Lancaster, 202, 203 

Lancy, WiUiam 384 

Lane, Abigail (m. Berry) 66 

Ann (m. Johnson) 66 

Bathsheba 65 

Ebenezer 65 

Ehzabeth 66 

Ezekiel 148 

Isaiah 65 

Jeremiah 65, 93, 134 

139,201,213,297,306 

John 65,395,410 

Joshua 65, 66 



Lane, continued. 

Josiah 65, 66 

Mary (m. Shaw) 66 

Samuel 65, 66, 136, 137 

167, 173, 225, 226, 421, 426, 467 

Sarah (m. Weare) 66 

William 65,346,347 

Lang, Henry 52 

John 472 

Langdon, John 74 

Joseph 74 

Mark 33, 34, 113, 294, 410 

Mary (Clark) 252-254 

Samuel 102, 462 

Larrabee, Peter 5, 331 

Lawrence, Catherine (m. Bennett). . .71 

David 70,121,410,453 

Dick Glasgow 70 

Enoch 7 

Joseph 70, 71 

Margaret (m. Flanders) 71 

Mary (m. Smith) 71 

Mehitabel 70,72 

Mehitabel (m. Goodwin) 71 

Tilton 71,72 

Leach, James 146 

Zachariah 146 

Lear, Alexander 101, 102 

Leavitt, Anna 43 

Anna (m. Stevens) 44, 45 

Benjamin 177, 235 

Brackett 174-176 

David 42-45 

Ehzabeth 42-45 

Elizabeth (m. Drake) 175 

Elizabeth (m. Thing) 43 

James 174-177, 280, 330, 423 

Jonathan 94 

Mary(Fogg) 47,48 

Mary (m. Dudley) 44 

Meribah (Tilton) 305 

Moses 86,87 

Nathaniel 174, 177-179 

Nehemiah 280 

Rebecca (m. Kimball) 44 



496 



INDEX 



Leavitt, continued. 

Samuel 136,236,237 

Sarah 43-45,174 

Sarah (m. Tuck) 175 

Thomas 47 

Timothy 42-45 

Leighton, Daniel 422 

Leman, Elizabeth (Pillsbury) . . . 338, 339 

Lewis, Ezekiel 461 

Susanna (Pillsbury) 338, 339 

William 148,149 

Libby, Abigail (m. Pike) 67 

Elizabeth 67 

George 67,68,185 

246, 381, 383, 393 

Isaac 85,86,318 

Jane 67, 462 

Jeremiah 67, 68, 326 

John 67, 98 

Lydia (m. Brown) 67, 68 

Mary 67 

Theodore 67 

Light, Ebenezer 329, 330 

Hannah 330 

Mary 330 

Olive 330 

Lincoln, Rachel 193 

Little, Benjamin 258 

Daniel 75, 123, 169, 195, 257 

Joseph 257 

Moses 257 

Samuel 36, 37, 49, 156 

Samuel, Jr 99, 156 

Thomas 36, 37, 99, 100, 350, 353 

Livermore, Samuel 102, 472 

Locke, Deborah (Veasey) 423, 424 

Elisha 87 

Francis 167-169, 185 

Jeremiah 86 

Jonathan 55, 281, 370 

Mary (Haines) 86 

Samuel, Jr 182 

Logan, Elizabeth 304 

Janet 304 

John 255 



Logan, continued. 

Mary 304 

Robert 255,303,304 

Sarah 304 

Long, Pierse 299, 301, 307 

Richard 402 

Longfellow, Jonathan 74, 200 

Lord, Bridget 335 

John 335 

Loud, Abigail 325, 409 

Abigail (m. Walden) 326 

Ann (m. Guppy) 326 

Bethiah 326 

Edward 325 

Hannah (m. Smith) 326 

Joseph 409 

Miriam 326 

Sarah (m. Guppy) 326 

Solomon 325,326 

Solomon, Jr. ... 11, 29, 52, 55, 59, 68 

73, 75, 85, 87, 93-95, 98, 99 

107-109, 112, 114, 117, 120, 121 

123, 135, 147, 151, 152, 156, 159 

160, 162, 163, 165-167, 169 

Lovejoy, Ann (Stickney) 397 

Chandler 160, 162, 450-452 

LoveU, Michael 187 

Oliver 187 

Lovering, Jane (Smith) 413 

Simon 48 

Lovewell, John 430, 431, 433 

Jonathan 24,25, 111, 137 

151, 152, 189, 431, 432 

Mary 431 

Nehemiah 430-432 

Rachel 431,432 

Zaccheus 189 

Lowe, Jacob 420, 421 

Joseph 271, 294 

Lowell, John 23 

Priscilla (Sanders) 23 

Lucy, Alexander 102 

Benjamin 101,102 

Deborah (m. Brown) 101 

John 102 



INDEX 



497 



Lucy, continued. 

Mary 101, 102 

Mary (m. Alkins) 101 

Lund, Ephiaim 315, 369, 384 

Ephraim, Jr 241 

Jonathan 35, 374, 377 

Olive (Sargent) 35 

Thomas 431,433 

William 431 

Lunt, Abigail 101 

Henry 101 

Joshua 198 

Love (Bartlett) 197, 198 

Lutwyche, Edward G 151 

Lyford, Biley 302 

McAdams, Samuel 143 

McAllister, Alexander 456 

Andrew 42 

David 69 

McCalley, John 227 

McCarthy, Mary 341 

McClary, Daniel 164 

James 164 

Jane 164 

Katharine 164 

Margaret 164 

Mary 164 

Michael 94 

William 164 

McCIenche, John 230, 339, 340 

McCIure, David 301 

Mary (Dinsmoor) 155 

Robert 394 

McCIurg, Charles 308, 309 

Esther 308, 309 

George 308 

John 308 

Mary (m. Mallam) 309 

Robert 308 

Thomas 309 

McCutcheon. Phedris 429 

McDuffy, James 427 

Mace, Andrew 410,411 

McElroy, John 284 



McFarland, Ashbel 148 

Daniel 147, 148 

Elizabeth 148 

Hannah 148 

James 148 

Jean 148 

Margaret 148 

Samuel 147, 148 

Mcllvaine, William 63 

Mackay, Benjamin 95, 322, 364, 365 

Gilbert 456 

McKnight, James 391 

McLaughlin, Margaret (Ayers) 183 

Thomas 183 

McMillan, Daniel 42 

McMurphy, Alexander 360, 425 

Isabel 425 

James 292, 403, 425 

Robert 425 

McNeil, Daniel 360 

Robert 197 

McPhedris, Archibald 144 

McQuesten, William, Jr 227 

Main, 26 

Josiah 85,86,229 

Mallam, Mary 320, 321 

Mary (McClutg) 309 

Matthew 320,321 

Maloney, John 326 

Margaret 326, 327 

Mann, Peter 271, 303 

Manning, William, Jr 385 

Manson, Mary 243, 244 

Mary (m. Evans) 244 

Samuel 243, 244 

Sarah (m. Sherburne) 244 

Manuel, Elizabeth .452, 453 

Joel 452 

Moses 452, 453 

Marble, Sarah (Coker) 135, 136 

March, Clement 335 

George 251,467 

Joseph.. 2, 10, 16, 72, 142, 175, 186 
193, 222, 229, 232, 255, 261 
265,267,271,274,292,299 



498 



INDEX 



March, Joseph, continued. 

314, 316, 321, 323, 327-329 
Paul 410 

Marden, Alice 462 

Ebenezer 169 

Israel 74 

Joseph 294 

Noah 294 

Sarah 168 

Stephen 163 

Marsh, Abigail (Merrill) 387 

Samuel 24,388 

Marshall, Daniel 24, 25 

Hawley 401 

John 25,292 

Moses 268 

William 325,352 

Marston, Abigail 233-235 

Abigail (m. Moulton) 394 

Anna 180 

David 47, 234 

Elisha 232, 234, 235, 237, 394 

ElishaS 233,235-237 

Ephraim 108, 179-181 

Hannah (Moulton) 346 

Jeremiah 3, 236, 281, 449 

John 47,180-182 

233-237, 282, 394, 395 

John, Jr 281 

Jonathan 233-238, 394 

Jonathan, Jr 281, 282, 394 

Joseph 349 

Josiah 346 

Mary 179, 180, 233-235 

Mary (Drake) 439 

Mary (m. Dow) 180 

Philip S 175, 177, 233-236 

Phoebe (m. Dow) ISO 

Prudence 395 

Samuel 441,442 

Sarah (m. Weare) 180 

Martin, Thomas 461 

Marvell, Jonathan 223 

Mason, Daniel 261 

Eleanor (Clark) ..... .251, 252, 254 



Mason, continued. 

John 261 

Samuel 261 

Mathes, Abraham 261 

Benjamin 16, 19, 162 

Francis 162, 261 

Hannah (Burnham) 19-21 

Valentine 16, 18-20, 265 

Matthews, Joel 5, 187 

Maxfield, Nathaniel 378 

Maynard, Daniel 187 

Elihu 187, 188 

Jedediah 187, 188 

Lucy 187 

Mary 187,188 

Sybil (m. Whipple) 187 

William 187 

Meader, Patience (Hanson) 366 

Sarah (Hoag) 411 

M(>lch('r, Samuel 10 

Meloon, Daniel 107, 108 

Henry 72, 109 

John 72 

Joseph 72, 73, 107, 109, 110 

Joseph, Jr 109 

Miriam 72 

Samuel 72, 109 

Melvin, Benjamin 311 

Mendum, Nathaniel 273 

Merrill, Abel 386-388 

Abigail (m. Marsh) 387 

Daniel 386-388 

Elizabeth (Sargent) 35 

Esther 45 

Isaac 386-388 

Mary (Sargent) 35 

Nathaniel 35, 257, 388 

Nathaniel, Jr 35,388 

Nathaniel, 3d 388 

Peter 23,59,146 

Rachel 386,387 

Rebecca 387 

Ruth 387 

Samuel 386-388 

Samuel, Jr 388 



INDEX 



499 



Merrill, continued. 

Sarah (m. Hills) 387 

Susanna 386 

Tabitha 387 

Tamson 387 

William 386,387 

Meseat, Elizabeth 114 

Isaac 114 

Meserve, Clement 334, 426, 434 

Miles, Hannah 62, 63 

Josiah 63,102 

Mary 63 

Mary (m. Dolloff) 63 

William 62,63 

Miller, Charles 118 

Eliakim 327,328 

Elizabeth .118 

Isaac 318 

Mary 327,328 

Matthew 266 

Thomas, Jr 327, 328 

Millett, Love 307 

Thomas 307 

Mills, Luke 146 

Mitchell, Alice 173 

Ann 172, 173 

Anna 173, 458 

Betty 172 

Caleb 172,173 

Elizabeth (Wilson) 191 

Esther (m. Plumer) 172 

Joanna 172 

Joshua 172, 173 

Robert 172,173 

Samuel 266 

Sarah (m. Beckett) 172 

Montgomery, David 455 

Moody, Daniel 77, 79 

David 78 

Mooney, Hercules 2, 121, 222 

226, 354, 380 

Moore, 272 

Coffin 245 

Comfort (Weeks) 447, 449 

Daniel 391,392 



Moore, continued. 

Jane (Wilson) 191 

John 258 

Thomas 420,421 

William 426 

Moores, Dorothy 194 

Haimah 195 

John 194, 195 

Joseph 166 

Sarah 166 

Morrill, Abner 21, 101 

Abraham 43, 45 

Benjamin 415^17 

Ephraim 380 

Harmah 141 

Hannah (m. Stevens) 417 

John 416,417 

Levi 43,45,165 

Micajah 94, 141 

Moses 415,416 

Samuel 417 

Morrison, James 34 

Janet (Allison) 22 

John 266,338 

John, Jr 266 

Jonathan 121 

Martha (Allison) 22 

Samuel 22, 42, 142, 145 

146, 308, 338 

Samuel, Jr 23 

Thomas 248 

Morrow, John 142, 145, 308 

Morse, Abel 60-62, 101 

Abraham 61 

Edmund 95 

Edna (m. Stevens) 61 

Eleanor 61 

Ezekiel 61 

Josiah 60 

Mary 40,41 

Nathan 60,310,311 

Oliver 62 

Parker 60 

Rebecca (m. French) 61 

Sarah 60 



500 



INDEX 



Morse, continued. 

Stephen 61 

Susanna 61 

Moses, Bridget (Weeks) 64 

Samuel 271 

Theodore 382 

Timothy, Jr 405 

Moulton, 181 

Abigail 345 

Abigail (Marston) 394 

Abigail (m. Palmer) 346 

David 394 

Dorothy (m. Drake) 346 

Ephraim 345,346 

Eunice 130 

Hannah 130 

Hannah (m. Marston) 346 

Henry 336, 350 

Huldah (m. Batchelder) 346 

Jabez 129, 131-134 

John 131, 132, 180, 370, 395, 402 

Jonathan 182, 207, 235, 281, 310 

313,334,370,371,402 

Jonathan, Jr 132 

Joseph 328 

Joseph, Jr 99 

Josiah 180, 282 

Josiah, Jr 181, 238, 370, 394 

Lucy (m. Knowles) 346 

Lydia (Smith) 131 

Mary 370,371 

Nathan 345,346 

Rebecca 131 

Reuben 137 

Robert, Jr 175 

Sarah (Smith) 131 

William 21,345,346 

Worthington 370 

Mudgett, Sarah (Palmer) 408 

Murdough, Mary 151 

Mary (m. Garfield) 151 

Robert 151 

Muzzey, Daniel 75 

John 256, 258, 323, 325 



Nahor, James 309 

Nason, Mary 95 

Richard 21,93,111,297 

Samuel 95,322 

WiUiam 322 

Neal, Ebenezer 464, 465, 467 

Hubartus 173, 468, 472 

John 334 

Nealey, Lucretia 28 

Matthew 199 

Nelson, 272 

John 328,458 

Nesmith, John 1,2 

Newmarch, Benjamin 227 

EUzabeth 462 

John 58,347,462 

Joseph 113,188,319,411 

Thomas 227 

Nichols, James 57, 152 

Mercy (Pressey) 57 

Nims, David 384 

Nock, James 250 

Norris, James 15 

Jonathan 454 

Joseph 454 

Norton, Abigail 74 

John 73,74,163 

Jonathan 73, 74 

Joseph 73, 74 

Samuel 74 

Noyes, Enoch 238 

Humphrey 156 

John 160, 229, 230, 452, 453 

Phoebe (Chase) 96 

Silvanus 96 

Nudd, Thomas 237, 371 

Nute, Paul 324 

Nutter, Joshua 117 

Mary 147 

Sarah 147 

Oakes, Caleb 52 

Odell, Thomas 421 

Odiorne, (m. Appleton) 340 



INDEX 



501 



Odiorne, continued. 

(m. Peirce) 340 

Benjamin 332 

Daniel 340 

David 148 

Mehitabel 340,341 

Robert 147,340,341 

Thomas 86, 289 

Odlin, John 464, 465 

Olcott, Elias 187 

Simeon 98 

Timothy 187 

Ordway, Doctor 311 

Samuel 408 

Orr, Hugh 23 

Osgood, James 396 

O'Shaw, Abigail .396 

Daniel 396,410 

Elizabeth 396 

James 396 

John 395, 396 

Joseph 396 

Margaret 396 

Mary 395 

Sarah 395, 396 

Otis, Jane (Hussey) 260 

Otterson, Agnes 41, 42 

David 41,42 

George 41 

James 41,42,69 

Jane 69 

John 42,69 

Joseph 41,42 

Mary 42 

William 69 

Packer, Thomas 472 

Page, 237 

Benjamin 15 

Caleb 83,84,329 

Daniel 38 

David 38, 295, 360 

Elisha 40 

Elizabeth 38,360 

Elizabeth (m. Bradley) 36 



Page, continued. 

Francis 439 

Hannah 36-38 

Jeremiah 83, 373 

John 57 

Jonathan 38, 295 

Joshua 36, 38 

Mehitabel 36,38 

Meribah (Batchelder) 40, 41 

Peter 37 

Ruth 38 

Samuel 362 

Simon 189 

Stephen 48 

Thomas 334 

Paine, Susanna (Seavey) 168 

William 168 

Pallit, Jean (Drake) 439 

Palmer, Abigail (Moulton) 346 

Barnabas 410 

EUzabeth 408 

Jacob 371 

Jonathan 408, 409 

Joseph 407-409 

Mary 407, 408 

Samuel 54,182,346 

Samuel, Jr 182 

Samuel, 3d 55 

Sarah (m. Mudgett) 408 

WiUiam 408,409 

Park, Alexander 143, 337, 338 

Janet 337, 338 

Joseph 337, 338 

Mary 337 

Mary (m. SmUey) 337 

Robert 337,338 

Sarah (m. Boyes) 337, 338 

Parker, Anna 315 

Benjamin 85, 118,430 

Dorothy 32 

Dorothy (Sargent) 32, 35 

P^benezer 340 

Elijah 315 

Isaac 5,97,187,315 

Isaac, Jr 97, 98 



502 



INDEX 



Parker, continued. 

John 25,286,461 

Joseph 385 

Lydia 32,342 

Mary 98 

Matthew 347 

Matthews 68, 452, 453 

Mehitabel 98 

Nathaniel 32, 45, 264 

Samuel 16, 73, 246 

257, 258, 265, 442 

Sarah 98 

Stephen 430 

Thomas ... .33, 35, 98, 111, 333, 415 

William 10,11,15,27 

29, 30, 38, 42, 45, 50, 52, 55, 56 
58, 59, 62, 68, 72-75, 83, 85, 86 
93, 94, 99-101, 107-109, 112-114 
121-126, 135, 137, 141, 151, 156 
159, 162, 163, 167, 175, 185, 186 
192, 224, 226, 229-231, 246, 251 
254, 256-259, 265, 267, 271, 274 
280, 282, 283, 294, 322, 323, 325- 
327, 330, 332-336, 341, 344, 348 
361, 365, 368, 383, 393, 402, 405 
410, 415, 426, 427, 430, 434, 435 
438, 446, 452-454, 459, 462, 468 

472 

William, Jr 15, 29, 57, 119 

120, 182, 185, 223, 224, 288, 313 

316, 328, 358, 395, 402, 403, 415 

429, 463 

Parks, Robert 55, 224, 246, 313 

Pascall, Elizabeth 125 

Pattee, Richard 122 

Patten, Elizabeth 368 

Matthew 391,393 

Samuel 391,394 

William 112 

Patterson, Peter 456 

Pattmson, Joseph 114, 117, 342, 348 

Paul, James 121, 142, 259, 288, 328 

Moses 333 

Peabody, William 384 

Peacock, Mary 462 



Pearce, Mary 277 

Samuel 277 

Pearl, Benjamin 444, 445 

Elizabeth (Twombly) 444, 445 

Pearne, Mary (Buss) 299 

WiUiam 272-274, 299 

Pearse, Mary 342 

Peter 341,342 

Peter, Jr 342 

William 347 

Pearson, James 414 

Jeremiah 203 

Martha 414 

Mary (m. Gilmore) 415 

William 414,415 

Peary, William 459 

Pease, Nathaniel 45 

Peaslee, 56 

Daniel 75,122,123 

Lydia (Gove) 202, 203, 209, 213 

Mary 390 

Mary (Gove) .202, 203, 207, 210, 213 
Moses 357 

Pecker, James 50 

Peirce, (Odiorne) 340 

Ann 368 

Daniel 15,244,301,348 

Nathaniel 368 

Thomas 52, 58 

326, 393, 422, 458 
Ursula 244 

Pendergast, John 464 

Stephen 464 

Pendexter, Alice 52 

Ann 52 

John 15, 52 

Samuel 52 

Susanna 52 

Penhallow, John 292, 333, 335, 462 

Richard W 173, 361 

Samuel 52,95 

113,247,271,299,301,341 
347, 348, 365, 368, 393, 458 

Perham, Samuel 7 

Perkms, Abraham. .34, 35, 313, 453, 454 



INDEX 



503 



Perkins, continued. 

James 3 

James, Jr 185 

Jonathan 3 

Joseph 466 

Mary (m. Veasey) 464 

Sarah (Hussey) 260 

Peterson, Willet 100 

Pettingill Huldah (Batchelder) 138 

Richard 231 

Peverly, Nathaniel 52, 93 

Thomas 297 

Philbrick, Abner 201, 223 

Benjamin 99 

Elida 3 

James 2, 3, 74 

Jonathan 239 

Joseph 2,3,66 

Joseph, Jr 66 

Mary (Batchelder) 138 

Nanny 3 

Samuel 3 

Sarah 2 

Philbrook, Robert T 87 

PhUlips, 45 

John 81 

Samuel 397 

Philpot, Richard 275 

Pickering, James, Jr 335 

John 117,393 

Mehitabel (Weeks) 289 

Pierce, James 361 

Pike, Abigail (Libby) 67 

Eunice 437 

Hope 437 

Joseph 435,438 

Judith 436 

Keturah 437 

Lois 437 

Moses 436 

Robert 173,437,438 

Sarah 436 

Susanna (m. Fitts) 436 

WUham 58 

Pillsbury, Benjamin 351-353 



Pillsbury, continued. 

Ehzabeth (m. Leman) 338, 339 

Henry 338,339 

Susanna (m. Lewis) 338, 339 

Pinkham, Paul 284-286 

Piper, Stephen 468, 472 

Platts, Abel 264 

Plumer, Esther (Mitchell) 172 

Plummer, Ann 353 

Ephraim 274 

Henry 350-352 

John 352,353 

Judith 350-353 

Kelly 352 

Rebecca (m. Currier) 352 

Samuel 350-353 

Pollard, Joseph 137 

Pomeroy, Sally 98 

Poole, Hannah 418 

Poor, Daniel 36,128 

Pope, Simon 341 

Potter, 94 

Powers, Jonathan 153 

Stephen. . 152, 238, 240, 241, 335, 336 

Prescott, Benjamin 83 

Dolly 186 

Elizabeth 186 

Elizabeth (m. Sanborn) 186 

Henry 113,188,189,278 

Jedediah 165, 166 

Jeremiah 454 

John 186, 330 

Joseph 78,311,313 

Joshua 89,90 

Lucy 186 

Mary 319 

Philemon 139 

Samuel 306 

Samuel, Jr 94 

Stephen 41 

Pressey, Mercy 57 

Mercy (m. Nichols) 57 

Paul 57 

Pridham, Mary 276 

Proctor, James 279 



504 



INDEX 



Purington, Zaccheus 107 

Putnam, Ebenezer 5, 98, 315, 332 

Rachel (Wetherbee) 330, 332 

Thomas 332 

Putney, John 116, 373 

Joseph 373 

Quinby, Abigail 297 

Eleazer 93,297 

Elisha 93 

Jonathan 401 

Ramsey, James 183 

Rand, Isaac, Jr 461 

Richard 28,49 

Thomas 134 

Randall, 168 

Benjamin 188, 189 

Samuel 459,460 

Rankin, Ruth (Shattuck) 153 

William 259 

Read, Matthew 349 

Robert 369,384 

Wilham 227,283 

Redman, John 256, 257 

Sarah 256,257 

Tristram 182 

Reed, Dorothy (Hill) 272, 273 

Hugh 27,35 

Margaret 27,28 

Reid, George 349 

Rice, Jesse 188 

John 189, 193, 282, 402 

Richardson, Abijah 127 

Bridget 128 

Deborah 227 

Ezekiel 128 

James 126-128 

Molly 126-128 

Olive 128 

Philip 128 

William 316 

Ricker, Eleanor (Twombly) .... 444, 445 
Nicholas 444, 445 

Riddell, James 360 



Rindge, Daniel 292 

Isaac 326,342 

Ring, Esther (Batchelder) 39, 40 

Jonathan 39, 40 

Jonathan,^ Jr 39, 40 

Zebulon 136 

Roberts, Abigail 166, 167 

Alexander 77, 81, 82 

Benjamin 285 

Ebenezer 327,328 

Elizabeth (m. Davis) 404, 405 

James 459 

John 403^05 

Joseph 163, 167, 283, 446 

Joshua 328 

Samuel 328,404 

Sarah 403 

Sarah (m. Buzzell) 405 

Thomas 166 

Robinson, Daniel 246, 247 

David 44 

Ephraim 36, 381, 382, 414 

Jedediah 43,44 

John 246,395 

Josiah 400 

Mary 246,247 

Mary (m. Drisco) 248 

Sarah (Dudley) 399, 400 

Roby or Robie, Abigail (Fogg) .... 46-49 

Henry 94, 201, 222, 296 

John 268,310 

Samuel 49, 148, 311-313, 463 

Rogers, Charles 119 

Daniel 301,334,341 

James 328,394 

Margaret (Stoodley) 4 

Mary 453 

Richard 328 

Samuel 287,452,453 

Stephen 21 

Rolfe, Benjamin 451 

RolUns, Ichabod 459, 460 

James 368, 369 

Rowe, Jeremiah 322 

Moses 166 



INDEX 



505 



Rowe, continued. 

Nathan 186 

Robert 322 

Rowell, Daniel 194 

Deborah 59 

Deborah (m. Cawley) 59 

Samuel 59 

Rundlett, John 412 

Jonathan 15 

Runnells, Job 434 

Samuel 397 

Russ, William 287 

Russell, 206 

David 232 

Eleazer 149, 247, 271 

341,347,365,368 

Eleazer, Jr 415 

WiUiam 232 

Rust, Samuel 330 

William 287 

Salter, Titus 264, 265 

Sanborn, Abiel 8-10 

Abigail (m. Thomas) 14 

Abner, Jr 357,364 

Abraham 9, 10 

Anna (m. Dearborn) 53, 54 

Benjamin 13, 14 

Caleb 364 

Daniel 186 

Ebenezer 11, 46, 54, 120 

EUsha 44 

Elisha, Jr 43, 45 

Elizabeth 11,12 

Elizabeth (Prescott) 186 

Ephraim 8 

Esther 235 

Hannah 14 

Hannah (m. Connor) 9 

Jabez 8,10,86,87 

James 178 

Jeremiah 53-55 

Jethro 21 

John 9, 12-15, 53-55, 91, 364 

Jonathan 57, 175 



Sanborn, continued. 

Joseph 13-15, 134, 191 

Josiah 8, 53, 54, 402 

Marston 8 

Mary 53 

Mary (m. Cram) 9 

Mehitabel (Godfrey) 363 

Mehitabel (Sleeper) 91, 92 

Nathan 10-12, 14, 15, 281 

Phoebe 9 

Phoebe (m. Fogg) 10 

Reuben 61,204 

Richard 14, 186 

Ruth (m. Sanborn) 54 

Simon 176,178 

Tristram 9 

Winthrop 237 

Zadock 156 

Sanders, Oliver, 82, 83, 85 

Priscilla (m. Lowell) 23 

Sanger, Eleazer 105, 106 

Eleazer, Jr 107 

Ezra 105 

Sargent, David 241-243 

Dorothy (m. Parker) 32, 35 

Edward 32-34,278 

EUzabeth 32 

Ehzabeth (m. Merrill) 35 

Hannah 242 

Joseph 32-34,243 

Mary 32,241 

Mary (m. Colby) 242 

Mary (m. Merrill) 35 

Nathaniel 31-34, 112 

Nathaniel, Jr 34 

Nathaniel P 85 

OHve 32 

Olive (m. Lund) 35 

Ruth 32,112,113 

Ruth (m. Dearborn) 33, 35 

Sarah 32,242 

Sarah (Winslow) 32 

Sarah (m. Cutt) 35 

Scipio 33 

Winthrop 310 



5o6 



INDEX 



Savage, Mary (Sherburne) 51 

Sawyer, Benjamin 332 

Deliverance 332 

Edmund 417,418 

Jacob 417 

Stephen 286 

Saxon, John 403 

Scales, James 373 

Scammon, Elizabeth 293 

Ehzabeth (Weeks) 289 

Hope 292 

Prudence 293 

Richard 292,293 

Sarah 293 

Scoby, Joseph 391, 392 

Scribner, Benjamin 81, 156, 158, 464 

Edward 77 

John 77 

Seavey, Amos 74 

Benjamin 167, 168 

Elizabeth (m. Dowst) 168, 169 

Hannah (m. Dickson) 168 

Hephzibah (m. Foye) 168 

James 168 

Mary 168 

Moses 168 

Susanna (m. Paine) 168 

WiUiam 168 

Secomb, John 30, 31 

Joseph 29-31 

Mary 29, 30 

Mehitabel 31,287 

Simmons 31 

Selorgy, John 316 

Sarah 316 

Senter, Joseph 189, 307 

374, 377, 431, 433 

Severance, Caleb 25 

Joseph 24, 25, 388 

Sarah 24 

Sarah (m. Hale) 24 

Sewall, David 83, 120, 255, 402, 403 

Seward, Ebenezer 148 

Henry 458 

John 457,458 



Seward, continued. 

William 458 

William, Jr 457 

Shackford, John 227, 271, 272 

282, 299, 328, 334 

Samuel 117 

WiUiam 282 

Shannon, Cutts 4, 15, 27, 38, 42 

45, 50, 62, 108, 110, 113, 141, 142, 147 
149, 152, 160, 165-167, 169, 184, 185 
193, 226, 227, 231, 259, 283, 288, 299 
322, 324, 326-329, 332-335, 342, 344 
348, 357, 365, 381, 402, 409-411, 418 
426, 427, 462 

Mary 334,335 

Richard C 166, 184, 185 

197, 232, 324, 326-328, 334, 472 

Shattuck, Experience 152, 153 

Jeremiah 152-154 

Mary 152, 153 

Nathaniel 152, 153 

Ruth (m. Rankin) 153 

William 152,153 

Shaw, Benjamin 351 

Caleb 186 

Ichabod 336,350,351 

Jonathan 54, 66, 179 

Joseph 322 

Josiah 53, 235 

Mary (Lane) 66 

Sheafe, Jacob 333 

Shepard, 207 

Benjamin .... 199, 257, 363, 383, 457 

James 325 

John 111,368,384 

John,Jr 369,384,385 

Joseph 201 

Samuel 63 

Sherburne, Abigail 428 

Daniel 307 

Elizabeth 427-429 

Elizabeth (m. Ayers) 244 

George 50-52 

Hannah (m. Gove) 51 

Henry 58,79,244 



INDEX 



507 



Sherburne, continued. 

James 50, 52, 316, 428, 429 

Jethro 50, 427, 429 

John 52, 59, 378 

Margaret 50, 429 

Margaret (m. Johnson) 51 

Mary 428 

Mary (m. Savage) 51 

Mercy 58 

Rebecca (m. Gunnison) 244 

Samuel 58, 59 

Sarah 244 

Sarah (Manson) 244 

Sarah (m. Holmes) 51 

Thomas 50,51 

Shirley, Thomas 292 

Shores, Peter .244 

Shute, Michael 173, 426 

Sias, Joseph 16, 19, 197, 198, 200 

224, 226, 329, 354, 356, 434, 457 

Samuel, Jr 402 

Simonds, WiUiam 187 

Simpson, David 73, 108-111, 159 

John 278 

Thomas 34, 197, 200, 363 

Sleeper, Apphia 76-80 

Apphia (m. Dudley) 80 

Ebenezer 90, 92 

Elizabeth (m. Clifford) 91, 92 

Hannah 78 

John 76-78, 80 

Jonathan 79 

Margaret 76, 78, 80 

Mehitabel (m. Sanborn) 91, 92 

Moses 77-79 

Peter S 76-78 

Samuel 21,78,79 

Sarah 90 

Solomon 76-78 

Stephen 91,92 

Sloper, Susanna 102 

Smart, Caleb 150, 151 

Smeed, William 105, 117 

Smiley, David 338 

Hugh 337 



Smiley, continued. 

Mary (Park) 337 

Smith, 307 

Abigail 234 

Abraham 105, 424 

Ann 178 

Benjamin 424, 453, 470 

Catherine 76, 77 

Chase 80 

David 130 

Dolly 413 

Dorothy (m. Folsom) 413 

Ebenezer 16 

Edward 77 

Elias 238,239 

Elisha 236 

Elizabeth 238,241 

Elizabeth (m. Colburn) 240 

Hannah 130-134 

Hannah (Loud) 326 

Hannah (m. Barnard) 130 

Hubartus 412 

Ithiel 76, 77 

Jabez 128, 129, 132 

Jacob 64, 455 

James 320 

Jane (m. Lovering) 413 

John 105, 129, 130, 134, 158 

Jonathan 80, 156, 158, 165 

Joseph 17, 43, 181, 245, 246, 251 

264, 338, 344, 412 

Lydia (Fogg) 47, 48 

Lydia (m. Moulton) 131 

Mary 241,412,413 

Mary (Lawrence) 71 

Mary (Veasey) 423, 424 

Mary (m. Chesley) 413 

Meribah (m. Fogg) 131 

Moses 239,241 

Obadiah 156 

Richard 120, 166, 412, 413, 455 

Samuel 47-49, 294, 295 

413, 466, 468, 470, 472 

Sarah 130-134 

Sarah (m. Moulton) 131 



508 



INDEX 



Smith, continued. 

Solomon 412 

Theophilus 10, 71, 72, 280 

330, 401, 420, 421, 469-471 

Thomas 472 

William 76,81,235 

Snow, Henry 431 

Miriam 362 

Snyder, Elizabeth 322, 323 

Martin 322 

Spaulding, Daniel 349 

Reuben 24,374,388 

Stephen 152 

Spear, Robert 155 

Thomas 308 

Spencer, Sampson 5 

Stackpole, James 192 

Joshua 192 

Lydia (in Frost) 192 

Martha 192 

Philip 192,193 

Sarah (m. HaU) 192, 193 

WUliam 192 

Stanley, Matthew 82, 83, 114-116 

Stanton, William 445 

Stark, Archibald 361 

John 360 

Wilham 329,361 

Stearns, Zachariah Ill 

Stebbins, Thomas 187 

Steele, David 22 

Janet 248 

John 135, 248 

Martha (Wilson) 191 

Naomi 248 

Robert 135 

Samuel 1,248 

Thomas 248 

Stevens, Aaron 250, 449 

Abiel 160 

Alcock 29, 396 

Amos 256 

Ann 160 

Ann (Jones) 356 

Ann (Tucker) 170 



Stevens, continued. 

Anna (Leavitt) 44, 45 

Daniel 165 

David 170, 171 

Ebenezer 56, 352 

Edna (Morse) 61 

Edward 413 

Hannah (Morrill) 417 

Hubbard 16, 19, 251, 320, 329 

Jemima 99 

John 55,314 

Jonathan 99,100 

Joseph 356 

Moses 50, 96, 250, 263, 327 

345, 459, 460 

Nathan 160, 162 

Phineas 161,449 

Prudence (Chase) 96 

Samuel ... 58, 165, 186, 413, 415, 417 

Sarah (m. Gage) 161 

Susanna (m. Thompson) 161 

William 258,314 

Stewart, Adam 145, 146 

John 142-145 

Jonathan 120, 125 

Rebecca 142 

Rebecca (m. Hopkins) 142 

Robert 144 

Stickney, Ann (m. Lovejoy) 397 

Bethiah 397 

Elizabeth 396 

Ehzabeth (m. Evans) 397 

Jeremiah 396, 397 

Jonathan 397 

Mehitabel (m. Virgin) 397 

Miriam 397 

Sarah (m. Chase) 397 

Thomas 160, 162, 396, 397, 449 

William 386 

StUson, William 421, 442, 459 

Stockbridge, John 419 

Stoodley, Elizabeth (m. Welch) 4 

James 4, 299, 333-335, 415 

Jonathan 4 

Margaret (m. Rogers) 4 



INDEX 



5^9 



Stoodley, continued. 

Mary (m. Cameron) 4 

Thomas 4 

William 4 

Straw, Betty (Colby) 115 

Ezekiel 115 

Stringer, James 198 

Sullivan, John 121 

Swaine, Jonathan 82 

Swasey, Moses 400 

Swett, Benjamin 30, 31, 57, 201 

295, 296, 357 

Daniel 82 

Elizabeth (m. Batchelder) 296 

Eunice 296 

Jonathan 201, 213, 221 

Mary .295 

Moses 296 

Sarah (Adams) 319 

Sarah (m. Dearborn) 296 

Stephen 322 

Taggart, James 304 

Tapley, Joseph 323 

Richard 118 

Tappan, James 58 

Tarbox, James 68, 93, 141, 287 

Tarleton, Abigail 27, 28 

John 28,29,396 

Tash, Thomas .... 171, 172, 245, 246, 463 

Tate, Joseph 193 

Taylor, Benjamin 431, 432 

Edward 420,467 

Ezra 188 

James 336 

John 54,177,179 

John, Jr 175,177 

Nathan 135 

William 461 

Tenney, Samuel 340, 389 

Thing, Bartholomew 183, 184, 381 

Coffin 240 

Daniel 184 

Elizabeth 184 

Elizabeth (Leavitt) 43 



Thing, continued. 

Joseph 380, 381, 401 

Josiah 43 

Martha 183,184 

Mary 380-382 

MoUy 184 

Nathaniel 282 

Peter 43,381 

Stephen 184 

Thom, WiUiam 142, 143, 145, 308 

Thomas, Abigail (Sanborn) 14 

Thompson, Alexander 197 

Benjamin 160 

Ebenezer 109, 198, 200, 284 

286, 320, 354, 356, 429 

James 329 

John 21 

Mary 329 

Nathaniel 197, 329 

Susanna (Stevens) 161 

Thomas 436 

Thornton, Matthew 1, 2, 75 

123, 197, 301 

Thorpe, Windsor 409 

Thrasher, Mary (Brown) 124 

Thurston, Hannah 466, 468, 471 

John 235 

Moses 7 

Samuel 121 

Susanna (Fairbanks) 383 

Tilton, Abigail 305 

Abigail (Batchelder) 138 

Abraham 421, 469, 471, 472 

Daniel 36,305 

David 92 

Ebenezer 305 

Elizabeth 305 

Jethro 305 

John 455 

Jonathan 139 

Joseph 119 

Josiah 415^17 

Lydia 305 

Meribah (m. Leavitt) 305 

Reuben 305 



510 



INDEX 



Tilton, continued. 

Samuel 305, 306 

Sarah 305 

Sherburne 186 

Tolford, John 148 

Toppan, Christopher 234, 281, 346 

347, 357, 371, 394, 426, 442 

Elizabeth 82 

James 416 

Richard 296 

Towle, 3 

Anthony 440 

Caleb 440,442 

Elizabeth (m. Brown) 441 

Francis 441 

Hannah 441 

Jeremiah 235, 441, 442 

John 45 

Jonathan 66, 112, 137, 167, 293 

Jonathan, Jr 168 

Joseph 440 

Joshua 175, 235 

Matthias 441,456 

Nathaniel 441,442 

Philip 175, 235, 440, 442 

Philip, Jr 46, 49, 177, 238, 395 

Samuel 236, 441, 442 

Sarah 293 

Zachariah 46, 49, 236, 440 

Towne, Thomas 369 

Townsend, John 449 

Trask, Nathaniel 45, 303, 400, 401 

Treadwell, Jacob 58, 462 

Nathaniel, Jr 52 

Roberto 342 

WiUiam E 147, 148, 244, 342 

Trefethen, Abraham 113, 411 

Henry 277 

Phoebe 277 

Trickey, Joshua 382 

Tripe, Samuel 126 

Tuck, 345 

Jonathan 176, 178, 235 

Samuel 378 

Sarah (Leavitt) 175 



Tucker, Ann (m. Stevens) 170 

Benjamin 31 

John 170,171 

Josiah, Jr 257 

Mercy (m. Kezar) 171 

Nathaniel 169 

Phoebe 170,171 

Samuel 31 

Sarah 102,169 

Tuttle, Ebenezer 284-286 

Elizabeth (Hanson) 366 

Twiss, James 374, 377 

Lydia (Farley) 375-377 

Twombly, Abigail 250 

Abra (m. Woodbridge) 249 

Benjamin 249, 250 

Eleanor (m. Ricker) 444, 445 

Elizabeth (m. Pearl) 444, 445 

Hannah 249 

Hannah (m. Hayes) 249 

Isaac 324, 326, 443, 445 

John 445,446 

Rachel (m. Hayes) 250 

Ralph 445,446 

Sarah 250 

Tamson 445, 446 

Tamson (m. Hodgdon) 249 

WiUiam 443-446 

Tyng, Colonel 239 

Underwood, Benjamin 319 

James 227,282,309 

John 310 

Upton, Caleb 230 

Varney, Elizabeth (m. Vamey) 406 

Ezekiel 406,407 

Hannah 318 

Huldah 406 

Jonathan 406 

Joseph 261 

Joshua 284-286 

Martha (m. Hanson) 406 

Mary (Hanson) 366 

Paul 107 



INDEX 



511 



Varney, continued. 

Thomas 405-407 

Thomas, Jr 317 

Zaccheus 406 

Varnum, John 374 

Vaughan, WUliam 59, 66, 68, 74 

100, 121, 126, 166, 182, 186, 192 
197, 230, 256, 261, 265, 292, 294 
297, 299, 306, 314, 321, 323, 325 
334-336, 342, 343, 365, 395, 409 
410,422,446,463,468 

Veasey, Abigail 420, 423, 424 

Agnes 420 

Benjamin 42, 422, 424 

Deborah 422 

Deborah (m. Locke) 423, 424 

Eliphalet 419-421 

Elizabeth 419,420 

Hannah 418,465,467 

Henry 420 

Jeremiah 466 

Jonathan 422-424 

Mary 424 

Mary (Perkins) 464 

Mary (m. Smith) 423, 424 

Samuel 137, 464 

466-468, 470-472 

Sarah (m. Watson) 420 

Thomas 418-421 

Vennard, William 28 

Vincent, Thomas 326 

Virgin, Ebenezer 449 

Mehitabel (Stickney) 397 

Phineas 450-452 

Vokes, Thomas 380 

Waddell, John 62 

Wadleigh, John 391 

Joseph 177,235 

Robert 53 

Thomas 124 

Walden, Abigail (Loud) 326 

Jacob 326 

Waldron, Richard 107, 141 

Thomas W. . . 167, 284, 407, 446, 459 



Walker, Abigail 386 

Alexander 114 

Gideon 109, 110, 382 

James 172, 343, 394 

Joseph 26 

Nathaniel 61 

Robert 391,392 

Timothy 82, 114, 160, 162, 398 

Wallace, James 70 

John 391 

Robert 42, 69, 248, 456 

Thomas 42,456 

William 259 

WalUngford, Frances (m. Clements). 228 

John 228, 229 

Mark 193 

Mary (m. Dore) 228 

Patience (m. Hammock) 228 

Peter 228,229 

Phoebe (m. Weymouth) 228 

WiUiam 228 

Wallis, Jonathan 29 

Walton, 416 

George 319 

Samuel 364 

Ward, Caleb 342, 361 

Cotton 132, 236, 237, 440 

Ezekiel 361 

Hezekiah 342 

Noah 132 

Warner, Daniel 306, 307, 343 

Jonathan 246, 247 

Warren, Benjamin 192 

Waters, Samuel 274, 294, 297, 342 

Watkins, Abner 372 

Mary (m. Burbank) 372, 373 

Mary (m. Woodwell) 371 

Watson, Benjamin 141 

Dudley 163 

Joseph 229 

Nicodemus 336 

Sarah (Veasey) 420 

WilUam 367 

Weare, 202, 207 

John 2,249 



512 



INDEX 



Weare, continued. 

Jonathan 66, 205 

Joseph T 180,281,282 

Meshech 125, 132 

134, 139, 165, 201, 222, 223, 296 
357, 364, 438, 449, 454, 455 

Sarah (Lane) 66 

Sarah (Marston) 180 

Webster, Abel 238, 240, 241 

Benjamin 56 

Ebenezer 40 

EUzabeth 389, 390 

Ephraim 454 

Gideon 389 

Hannah 389 

Isaac 55,389-391 

Jeremy 41,56,57,92,113,114 

194, 243, 358, 416, 417, 435 

John 310, 350, 388, 390, 418 

John, Jr 36 

Jonathan 389 

Joseph 137,390,418 

Josiah 163 

Mary 389,390 

Sarah 389,390 

Susanna (Batchelder) 40, 41 

Thomas 389 

Wilham 37 

Wedgwood, James 86, 87 

Weeks, 254 

Bridget (m. Moses) 64 

Comfort (m. Moore) 447, 449 

Eleanor 63 

EUzabeth 447 

Elizabeth (m. Scammon) 289 

Ichabod 254 

Jedediah 63, 64 

Joanna 448 

John 112,175,293 

295, 364, 447-449 

Joseph 64 

Joshua 64, 288, 289 

Joshua W 447,448 

Josiah 64 

Leonard 159 



Weeks, continued. 

Margaret 159 

Martha 448 

Mary 448 

Matthias 254, 330 

Mehitabel 288-290 

Mehitabel (m. Pickering) 289 

Nathaniel 64 

Samuel 288-290 

Samuel, Jr 290 

Sarah 64 

Sarah (m. Bayley) 447, 449 

Thankful 64 

Walter 254,289 

WardC 448 

William 73, 87, 107, 109 

251, 252, 254, 448 

Welch, Elizabeth (Stoodley) 4 

Joseph 97 

Thomas 57,124 

Welland, Nathaniel 107 

William 107 

Wells, Thomas 101 

Wendell, Jacob 461 

John 410 

Mary 292, 328 

Wentworth, Benjamin, 4th 407 

Benning 472 

Colonel 307 

Ephraim 118,119 

Ephraim, Jr 119 

Ezekiel 344 

George 326 

Grant 118,119 

Hunking 15, 74, 95, 126, 147 

326, 334, 335, 344, 347 

John 224,368,472 

Joshua 284 

Martha 472 

Sarah 344 

WiUiam 344 

West, Edward 94 

Sarah 79,80 

Wetherbee, AbigaU (m. WiUard) 331, 332 
Abijah 330 



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513 



Wetherbee, continued. 

Joanna 330-332 

Jonathan 331, 332 

Rachel (m. Putnam) 330, 332 

Sampson 331 

Samuel 331 

Susanna 331, 332 

Wetherell, Thomas 27 

Weymouth, John 85 

Phoebe 85 

Phoebe (m. VVaUingford) 228 

Wheeler, Ehzabeth (Burnham) .... 18, 20 

Moses 97 

Nehemiah 430 

Wheelwright, Jeremiah 457, 458 

Whidden, Michael 332 

Whipple, Abner 187 

Francis 188 

Sybil (Maynard) 187 

Whitcher, Sargent 470 

White, Richard 244 

Whiting, Joseph 431, 433 

Whittaker, Daniel 37 

Whitten, Benjamin 92 

Wiar, John 434, 435 

Martha 434 

Wibird, Thomas 29, 58, 328 

Wiggin, Andrew 264, 450 

465, 466, 469, 471 

Andrew, Jr 225, 226 

Chase 136 

Coker 136 

Josiah 266 

Mary (Coker) 136 

Nathaniel Ill, 266, 267, 402 

Samuel 112, 225, 265, 267 

Simon 467 

Wilkinson, Samuel 316 

Wiley, John 266 

Willard, Aaron 461 

Abigail (Wetherbee) 331, 332 

James 331 

James N 332 

Miriam 5 

Moses 331 



Willard, continued. 

Wilder 186 

Willey, Benjamin 290 

Samuel 226 

Sarah 226 

Sarah (m. Denbow) 226 

Williams, 143 

Benjamin 289 

David 105 

Jonathan 7 

Mary - 369 

Samuel 368, 369 

Wilson, Elizabeth (m. MitcheU) 191 

James 190, 303, 385 

Jane (m. Moore) 191 

John 312 

Martha (m. Steele) 191 

Mary 190 

Mary (m. Craige) 191 

Michael 384 

Nathaniel 42 

Robert 90,190 

Robert, Jr 268,271 

Thomas 183 

William 190-192 

William, Jr 191 

Wines, Ephraim 57 

Wingate, Daniel 410 

John 112, 229, 364, 447, 448 

John, Jr 298 

Joshua 26, 257, 459 

Joshua, 3d 234 

Moses 286 

Winnicott, John 461 

Winslow, Samuel 30, 31, 56 

Sarah (m. Sargent) 32 

Wise, Sarah 68 

Wyman 68 

Wood, Joseph 98 

Woodbridge, Abra (Twombly) 249 

Woodbury, Elisha 59 

Jonathan 59 

Woodman, Jonathan 344, 354, 356 

Woods, Oliver 431, 432 

Woodwell, David 371, 373 



514 



INDEX 



Woodwell, continued. 

Mary (Watkins) 371 

Mary (m. Fowler) 371-373 

Tamson (m. Eastman) 372 

Woolson, Jonas 385 

Worcester, Francis. 29, 152, 189, 240, 241 

Francis, Jr 238, 418 

Noah 152 

Wormall, Samuel 43, 44 

Worth, Obadiah 125 

Sarah (Batchelder) 138 

Worthen, David 268, 269 

Ephraim 449-451 

Ezekiel 78, 93, 201, 213, 450 

Jacob 438,450 

Joanna (m. Austin) 451 

Wright, Amasa 187 

Joseph 82-85, 287, 316, 320, 426 

Sarah 319 

WUham 319 

WincoU 431,433 

Wyer, Richard 368 



Yeaton, Elizabeth 188 

Grace (m. Bell) 188 

Hopley 33 

Joseph 188 

Margaret 188 

Moses 403 

Young, Abigail 262, 263 

Charles 76,77, 156 

Daniel 327 

Eleazer 324,427 

Elizabeth 262, 263 

Ehzabeth (Dinsmoor) 155 

Ezra 262,263 

Isaac 141,293, 367 

James 76, 263, 298, 446 

Joshua 156 

Martha (Coker) 136 

Mary 262 

Nathaniel 262, 263 

Thomas 150, 151, 267, 284-286 

Timothy 262,263