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STATE PAPERS OF 
NEW HAITSHIRE. 

Vol. xxjoriii. 



^i^unATK HKCOi^J^S, Vol VIII. 
1754-- 1767. 

heceived i:g.rch 14, I94I. 

From rrs W. 3. Folsom. 
rxeter, N. H. 

P ISCATAqUA PIONEERS , LIBRARY . 

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De Lpi^vned. 



PROBATE RECORDS 



OF THE 



Province of New Hampshire 



VOL. 8 
1764-1767 



State Papers Series 
Vol. 38 



Edited by 
OTIS G. HAMMOND 

Director of the 
New Hampshire Historical Society 



PUBLISHED BY 

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 
1940 



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, John, Portsmouth, 1764 
Adams, Ebenezer, Dover, 1765 . 

William, Londonderry, 1764 
Alexander, Robert, Londonderry, 1765 
Allen, Elizabeth, Greenland, 1767 

William, Madbury, 1764 
Anderson, John, Portsmouth, 1767 
Apthorp, Henry, Portsmouth, 1765 
Austin, Samuel, Somersworth, 1766 . 
Ayers, John, Portsmouth, 1764 

Thomas, Greenland, 1764 

Bartlett, Gershom, Newton, 1765 
Batchelder, Jeremiah, Kensington, 1764 

Nathan, Kensington, 1764 
Bean, Jonathan, Kingston, 1765 

Joseph, Raymond, 1764 

Joseph, Kingston, 1766 . 

Miriam, Kingston, 1764 
Beck, Thomas, Jr., Portsmouth, 1767 
Bickford, Benjamin, Durham, 1764 

Thomas, Madbury, 1765 
Blanchard, Nathaniel, Milford, 1766 
Blood, Simeon, Nashua, 1765 
Borland, Jane, Boston, Mass., 1765 . 
Bowden, John, Exeter, 1765 
Boynton, Nathan, Rowley, Mass., 1767 
Brackett, Samuel, Newmarket, 1766 . 

Samuel, 1766 

Brewster, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1766 . 
Brown, John, New Ipswich, 1765 



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209 

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91 
384 
220 
297 

97 
61 

166 
115 

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122 

92 

370 

5 
401 

74 
125 
354 
198 
211 
206 
406 
268 

370 
360 

153 



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LIST OF ESTATES 



Brown, Thomas, Hampton, 1765 

Thomas, Hampton Falls, 1765 
Bryant, Andrew, Plaistow, 1765 . 
Buzzell, Henry, Harrington, 1764 

Caldwell, Alexander, Litchfield, 1765 
Canney, John, Dover, 1764 
Carson, John, New Boston, 1765. 
Cheney, Thomas, Plaistow, 1767. 
Chesley, Jonathan, Durham, 1765 
Christie, John, Windham, 1766 . 
Cilley, Benjamin, Danville, 1765 
Clarkson, Andrew, Portsmouth, 1765 
Coburn, Zachariah, Pelham, 1767 
Colburn, Thomas, Hudson, 1765 
Colcord, Ebenezer, Brentwood, 1766 
Collins, John, Windham, 1767 
Cook, Richard, Dover, 1764 
Crommett, John, Durham, 1765 . 
Crown, John, Portsmouth, 1766 . 
Cummings, Helen, Concord, Mass., 1764 
Currier, Isaac, Exeter, 1764 . 

Phoebe, South Hampton, 1766 

Samuel, Hampstead, 1766 

Dam, Sarah, Madbury, 1766 
Davis, Deliverance, Durham, 1765 
Dean, Katharine, Exeter, 1766 . 
Dearborn, Joseph, North Hampton, 1766 
Dimond, Reuben, South Hampton, 1764 
Doe, Samuel, Newmarket, 1767 . 
Dow, Ezekiel, Kensington, 1766 . 

John, Kensington, 1764 
Duncan, William, Londonderry, 1764 
Dustin, Obadiah, Salem, 1765 



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169 
326 
228 
208 

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380 

43 
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364 

42 

106 

332 
338 

364 
151 
307 
308 

35 
379 
335 
108 
103 
233 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Dustin, Thomas, Salem, 1766 
Dutton, Elijah, 1764 

Eastman, Joseph, Kingston, 1767 
Obadiah, Kingston, 1765 
Obadiah, Salem, 1767 

Elkins, Obadiah, Danville, 1764 

Emerson, David, Plaistow, 1764 . 

Estes, Joseph, Dover, 1767 . 

Fernald, Humphrey, Portsmouth, 1764 
Fifield, Edward, Stratham, 1765 . 
Fletcher, John, New Ipswich, 1765 
Foss, William, Dover, 1764 . 
Fox, Benjamin, Nottingham, 1766 
French, Samuel, South Hampton, 1767 

Simon, Kingston, 1764 . 

Zephaniah, Chester, 1764 
Frost, Samuel, Portsmouth, 1764 

Sarah, Portsmouth, 1766 
Fuller, Thomas, Sandown, 1765 . 
Fullerton, John, Epping, 1764 
Furber, Moses, Newington, 1764 

Gale, Daniel, Raymond, 1767 

Edward, Portsmouth, 1767 . 
Gambling, Mary, Portsmouth, 1764 
Gerrish, Paul, Madbury, 1764 
Gibbs, Robert, Portsmouth, 1767 
Gilman, Jacob, Kingston, 1765 . 
John, Kingston, 1765 
Joseph, Newmarket, 1767 
Moses, Jr., Exeter, 1767 
Sarah, Exeter, 1766 
Trueworthy, Exeter, 1765 



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171 

398 
81 

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384 



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32 

270 

414 

46 

82 

65 
246 
180 

31 
90 

400 

442 

37 
20 
441 
174 
233 
395 
383 
339 
159 



VIU 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Glidden, Ann, Exeter, 1764 . . . . 
Goodwin, Bartholomew, Portsmouth, 1765 
Gorrell, John, Windham, 1766 
Gove, Jeremiah, Hampton Falls, 1766 
Graves, James, South Hampton, 1765 

Phineas, Charlestown, 1767 . 
Greeley, Insley, Salisbury, Mass., 1765 

Richard, Portsmouth, 1766 . 
Green, John, Hampton Falls, 1765 
Greenwood, Thales, Portsmouth, 1766 
Gregg, John, Windham, 1767 
Grindall, Samuel, Portsmouth, 1766 

Hale, Eliphalet, Exeter, 1765 
Hall, Joseph, Newmarket, 1767 
Hamblett, Josiah, Pelham, 1765 
Hanson, Samuel, Epping, 1766 
Hardy, Biley, Brentwood, 1766 
Harriman, Abner, Plaistow, 1765 
Hart, Samuel, Portsmouth, 1766 
Heard, John, Dover, 1765 
Heath, Joseph, Kingston, 1764 

Joseph, Kingston, 1765 . 
Henderson, John, Jaffrey, 1766 
Hildreth, Levi, Pelham, 1765 
Hill, Samuel, Rochester, 1764 
Hixon, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1765 
Hobbs, James, Pelham, 1765 

James, Somersworth, 1767 

Noah, Kensington, 1765 
Holmes, Nathaniel, Londonderry, 1765 
Holt, John, Andover, Mass., 1766 
Horney, Hannah, Portsmouth, 1764 
Hoyt, Ephraim, Chester, 1767 
Hubbard, John, Epsom, 1766 



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197 

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169 

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366 

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237 
377 
362 
123 

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163 

87 
231 

364 
209 
no 
191 
217 
411 
201 

154 

248 
107 
402 
325 



LIST OF ESTATES 



IX 



Huggins, Nathaniel, Jr., Greenland, 1765 
Hunt, Zebedee, Rye, 1764 
Huntress, George, Portsmouth, 1764 



Jewell, Samuel, Jr., Newton, 1765 
Jewett, Joseph, Stratham, 1765 . 
Johnson, Josiah, Pelham, 1764 
Jones, John, Portsmouth, 1766 
Mary, Stratham, 1766 . 

Kelsey, John, Nottingham, 1764 

Moses, Nottingham, 1764 
Kelso, William, Londonderry, 1764 
Kielle, Moses, Dover, 1766 . 
Kimball, Isaac, Bradford, Mass., 1765 
Kinnicum, John, Merrimack, 1766 
Knight, John, Portsmouth, 1765 

Lamont, Neil, Portsmouth, 1765 
Langdon, William, Portsmouth, 1766 
Laskey, John, Durham, 1764 
Lawrence, Tilton, Stratham, 1767 
Leavitt, John, Exeter, 1764 . 
Lewis, William, Portsmouth, 1764 
Libby, Joseph, Rye, 1764 
Lincoln, Jacob, Somersworth, 1764 
Little, Thomas, Plaistow, 1766 . 
Lovering, John, Exeter, 1764 



McCutcheon, Phedris, Barrington, 1766 

Mann, , 1765 .... 

Marston, Elisha, Brentwood, 1766 
James, Newmarket, 1767 
Jonathan, North Hampton, 1766 

Martin, Jonathan, Newcastle, 1766 



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42 
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219 
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237 
343 

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432 

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43 

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119 

292 
171 

287 

435 
252 

275 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Mason, Samuel, Somersworth, 1765 
Merrow, Benjamin, Rochester, 1764 
Miller, Isaac, Rochester, 1765 
Mills, Luke, Portsmouth, 1764 
Montgomery, Hugh, Londonderry, 1766 
Morrill, Moses, Kingston, 1766 . 
Moulton, Daniel, Chester, 1764 . 

Jabez, Hampton, 1767 . 
Murray, James, Londonderry, 1764 

William, Londonderry, 1767 
Musset, John, Rochester, 1767 

Nesmith, John, Merrimack, 1766 
Nevin, James, Portsmouth, 1766 
Newmarch, Joseph, Newcastle, 1765 
Norris, Benjamin, Stratham, 1764 

Samuel, Epping, 1764 . 
Norton, Daniel, Portsmouth, 1765 
Nute, Samuel, Dover, 1764 . 

Odiorne, Jotham, Portsmouth, 1765 
Ordway, Sarah, South Hampton, 1766 
Owen, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1764 

Paige, John, South Hampton, 1766 
Palmer, Samuel, Hampton, 1764 
Parker, Thomas, Litchfield, 1764 

Thomas, Dracut, Mass., 1766 
Peirce, Mary, Portsmouth, 1764 . 
Pendergast, Edmund, Durham, 1764 
Perkins, Abigail, Hampton, 1764. 

Moses, Hampton, 1764 . 
Philbrick, Nathaniel, Epping, 1765 
Philpot, Elias, Somersworth, 1764 

Richard, Somersworth, 1766. 



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416 

269 
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221 

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317 
119 

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102 
100 

341 
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56 

67 
142 

86 
304 



LIST OF ESTATES 



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Pickering, Daniel, Portsmouth, 1765 

James, Newington, 1766 
Pinkham, Otis, Dover, 1764 
Place, James, Rochester, 1764 
Poor, Samuel, Raymond, 1765 
Pray, JMary, Portsmouth, 1766 
Prescott, Nathan, Kingston, 1764 
Presson, William, Chester, 1766 . 
Pulsifer, Jonathan, Brentwood, 1766 
Putnam, Nathaniel, Wilton, 1766 

Rand, Edmund, Hampton, 1764 . 
Randall, Jacob, Portsmouth, 1764 

Samuel, Somersworth, 1765 . 
Richardson, Amos, Pelham, 1765 

James, Dracut, Mass., 1764 . 
Ricker, Thomas, Somersworth, 1764 
Ritchie, William, Peterborough, 1766 
Robinson, James, Brentwood, 1767 
Roby, Thomas, North Hampton, 1766 
Rogers, James, Londonderry, 1765 
Rollins, Caleb, Stratham, 1766 

Joshua, Exeter, 1765 
Runnells, Joseph, Dover, 1766 

Thomas, Deerfield, 1766 

St. Clair, George, Hampstead, 1767 
Sanborn, Joshua, Epping, 1764 

Richard, Nottingham, 1764 . 
Sargent, Joseph, Newcastle, 1765 
Sawyer, Mary, Hampstead, 1766 
Senter, Jean, Londonderry, 1764 . 
Shackford, John, Portsmouth, 1765 
Shannon, Cutts, Portsmouth, 1764 
Sherburne, John, Kensington, 1767 



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316 

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346 
419 
249 
223 
280 
191 
277 
247 

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2 

5 
232 

341 
13 

181 
21 

434 



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LIST OF ESTATES 



Sherburne, Samuel, Portsmouth, 1765 
Shirley, John, Chester, 1764 
Sloane, William, Lyme, 1766 
Smith, Ebenezer, Durham, 1764 
Francis, Salem, 1766 
Jacob, Nottingham, 1765 
Jean, Londonderry, 1766 
Joseph, Durham, 1765 . 
Paul, Chester, 1766 
Samuel, Dunbarton, 1764 
Snell, Solomon, Harrington, 1764 
Spead, John, Stratham, 1766 
Stanyan, Jacob, Hampton Falls, 1764 
Stevens, Mary, Portsmouth, 1765 
Stockell, Robert, Portsmouth, 1764 
Swett, Mary, Hampton Falls, 1764 

Tarbox, Noah, Londonderry, 1766 
Taylor, Timothy, Merrimack, 1766 
Thing, Daniel, Exeter, 1765 
Thompson, Benjamin, Wilton, 1767 
Thurston, Samuel, Exeter, 1764 . 
Tibbetts, Gideon, Rochester, 1766 

Obadiah, Rochester, 1765 
Todd, Samuel, Peterborough, 1765 
Toppan, James, Kingston, 1765 . 
Towle, Anthony, Chester, 1765 . 

Caleb, Jr., Danville, 1765 
Twaddell, James, Salem, 1766 
Twombly, John, Dover, 1764 

Ulmore, Jacob, Portsmouth, 1767 
Usher, John, Merrimack, 1766 

Wadleigh, Philip, Exeter, 1765 
Walker, Lucy, Portsmouth, 1766. 



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189 

369 
182 
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14 

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333 
226 

432 

39 

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156 
132 
172 
221 

252 
48 

440 
337 

136 
266 



LIST OF ESTATES 



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Walton, George, Newington, 1764 
Ward, Abel, Kensington, 1766 
Watson, Joseph, Dover, 1766 
Webster, Josiah, Rye, 1764 . 
Wentworth, Joseph, Somersworth, 1765 
Wheat, Josiah, Narragansett No. 6, Mass. 
White, Robert, Newcastle, 1765 
Whitney, James, Dunstable, Mass., 1764 
Wibird, Richard, Portsmouth, 1765 

Thomas, Portsmouth, 1765 . 
Wiggin, John, Stratham, 1764 
Wilder, Andrew, Lancaster, Mass., 1767 
Willey, John, Durham, 1766 
Williams, Joseph, Durham, 1764 
Wilson, Joshua, Exeter, 1766 
Wingate, John, Dover, 1764 

Joshua, North Hampton, 1764 
Winn, Benjamin, Nottingham, 1765 . 
Woodman, Daniel, Kingston, 1767 
Worthen, Jonathan, Bow, 1764 . 
Wright, Abel, New Ipswich, 1764 
Wyman, Levi, Pelham, 1766 



1764 



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240 
272 

11 

151 
I 

191 

lOI 

174 
217 

27 
433 
255 

19 
255 

51 

25 
198 
407 

93 
115 
267 



York, Richard, Epping, 1766 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



JOSIAH WHEAT 1764 NARRAGANSETT No. 6, 

MASS. 

[Guardianship of Solomon Wheat, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Josiah Wheat of Narragansett No. 6, Mass., granted 
to Thomas Wheat Jan. 14, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, Vol. 23, p. 160.] 

[Bond of Thomas Wheat, yeoman, with Samuel Hobart, 
gentleman, and John Hale as sureties, all of Hollis, in the sum of 
£500, Jan. 14, 1764, for the guardianship of Solomon Wheat; 
witnesses, Samuel Cummings, Jr., John Williams.] 



MARY PEIRCE 1764 PORTSMOUTH 

I Mary Peirce Widow Give to My Kinsman John Hawkins my 
Lot of Land now in Possesion of Colo' Daniel Warner 

I give unto my Daughter Mehiteble Sherburne my Land at 
Bennington with all my Plate and other moveables with my 
Right of my Pue in the North Meeting house Portsm* 

January 18 1764 Mary Peirce 

Witnes 
Tho* Peirce 
Martha Smith 
Lydia Peirce 
[Proved April 25, 1764, mentioning Mary Peirce as a widow, 
and Mehitabel Sherburne as administratrix with will annexed.] 



2 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOSHUA SANBORN 1764 EPPING 

[Administration on the estate of Joshua Sanborn of Epping 
granted to Abial Sanborn Jan. 18, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 160.] 

[Bond of Abial Sanborn, widow, with Moses Coffin and Stephen 
Gale as sureties, all of Epping, in the sum of £500, Jan. 18, 1764, 
for the administration of the estate; witnesses, John Collier, 
William Stilson.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 18, 1764, authorizing William Crockett and 
Abraham Perkins, both of Epping, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 24, 1764; amount, £13,896. 5. o; signed by 
William Crockett and Abraham Perkins.] 

Epping May the i, 1773 we the subscribers Being appointed by 
Abiall Burligh Late wife of mr Joshua Samborn Late of Epping 
Decesed and administratrix to his Estate and By hur present 
husband m'' Jacob Burligh of Newmarket to vallew the profit or 
yearly incom of the said Joshuay Samborns Real Estate since his 
Deces having vew'd the primises and Do Judg that the Neat 
profet thereof is thirteen pounds ten shilings Lawfull money 
yearly 

Timothy Jones 
William Crocket 

[Account of Joseph Burleigh and his wife Abial, administra- 
trix; receipts, £279. 12. 3, personal estate; expenditures, £123. 
4. 4; mentions "Maintenance of Tristram Sandborn a minor 
child 201 Weeks"; allowed June 30, 1773.] 

[Warrant, April 25, 1781, authorizing Samuel Gilman, Jacob 
Burleigh, yeoman, both of Newmarket, Moses Davis, Gould 
French, and Isaac Dimond, all of Epping, yeomen, to set off the 
widow's dower.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3 

State of New Hampshire \ Pursuant to a Warrant from the 
Rockingham ss — J Honourable PhilHps White Esq' 
Judge of the Probate of wills &c for Said County, appointing us 
the Subscribers a Committee to Set off to Abial Burleigh widow 
her Dower which happens to her of the Estate of her Late Hus- 
band Joshua Samborn Late of Eppin in Said County yeoman 
Deceased intestate and set forth the Same by metes and Bounds, 
to hold to her in Severalty during her natural Life and accord- 
ingly we have Set off to her a full third Part of Said Estate in 
the following manner viz. fourteen acres of Land Lying on the 
Southwesterly side of the highway it being the whole of the Land 
that Lyes on the Said Southwesterly Side that belonged to the 
home Stead of the said Deceased and also Nine acres of Land 
Lying on the northeasterly Side of the Said highway and 
Bounded as followeth viz. beginning at the Southwest Cornor 
at the aforesaid highway & run Northwesterly by Said highway 
fourteen Rods then run north thirty three Degrees east twenty 
five Rods and a half to a walnutt tree then run South 66 Degrees 
East five Rods then run North about 27 Degrees east Parralell 
with Jeremiah Samborns Side Line Carrying Six Rods in Breadth 
till it Comes to the north east end of said home stead we Like- 
wise Set off and allow to the Said widow as her full third Part of 
the Dwelling house viz. the Southeast room and a Bed room in 
the Chamber at the Northeast Cornor of the house and also a 
Priviledge to Pass and repass through the Back room So Called 
and also one third Part of the Celler under the Dwelling house 
and we Likewise Set off to the Said widow as a full third Part of 
the Barn viz. twenty feet of the tie house So Called at the east 
end of the Barn towards the north Side and also ten feet of the 
Bay Place So Call'd the whole Length toward the north side of 
said Barn and also a Priviledge of the Barn floor equil in Pro- 
portion to the Part of the Barn set off to the said widow as is 
above mentioned — 

We Likewise Set off and allow the said widow to have Liberty 
to Pass and repass to and from said Dwelling house and the 



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Barn around said house and Barn as much as shall be Sufficient 
for the improvement thereof at all times in Proportion to the 
Part of said house and Barn set off to her — Eppin April y« 30*'' 
Day A. D. 1781 — 

Sam' Gllman 

Jacob Burleigh 

Moses Davis 

Gould French 

Isaac Dimond 



Committee 



OTIS PINKHAM 1764 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Otis PInkham granted to 
Abigail Pinkham Jan. 25, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 159.] 

[Bond of Abigail Pinkham, widow, with John Canney and 
Paul Pinkham, yeomen, as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of 
£500, Jan. 25, 1764, for the administration of the estate of Otis 
Pinkham of Dover, yeoman; witnesses, William Parker, Alex- 
ander Park.] 

[Inventory, attested Nov. 30, 1764; amount, £11,007. O- o; 
signed by Thomas Tuttle and Howard Henderson.] 



BENJAMIN MERKOW 1764 ROCHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Merrow of Roches- 
ter, yeoman, granted to Jonathan Merrow Jan. 31, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 415.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Merrow of Somersworth, with Paul Varney 
and Nathaniel Varney, both of Dover, yeomen, as sureties, in 
the sum of £1000, Jan. 31, 1764, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Susanna Wendell, Martha Oliver.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 5 

RICHARD SANBORN 1764 NOTTINGHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Sanborn granted to 
John Pearson Sanborn and William Sanborn Jan. 31, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 159.] 

[Bond of John Pearson Sanborn and William Sanborn, both 
of Nottingham, yeomen, with Francis Harvey of Nottingham, 
yeoman, and Daniel Sanborn of North Hampton as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, Jan. 20, 1764, for the administration of the 
estate of Richard Sanborn of Nottingham, yeoman; witnesses, 
William Vaughan, John Collier.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 17, 1764; amount, £19,108. 5. o; signed by 
Joseph Chandler and Abraham Perkins.] 



MIRIAM BEAN 1764 KINGSTON 

In the Name of God Amen the 3*^ Day of February 1764 I 
Miriam Bean of Kingston in the Province of New Hampshire 
widow & Relict of Joseph Bean of said Kingston Deceas*^ Being 
by the Goodness of God of a sound mind & memory tho' under 
weakness of Body * * * 

2ndiy J Give & Bequeath unto my well Beloved Daughter mary 
now the wife of william Eastman to her her Heirs & assigns 
forever the one Compleat Half of all my In Door moveable 
Estate also my Cow & that my Executor pay her the sum of 
forty Pounds old tenor out of my Estate 

3'i'y I Give «& Bequeath unto my well Beloved Daughter 
miriam Bean to her, her Heirs & assigns forever the other half of 
all my In Door moveable Estate 

^thiy I Give unto my Beloved Grandchild Jeremiah Eastman 
the son of my Daughter Mary Twenty Pounds old tenor 

Item I order my Executor make sale of that ten acres of Land 
which was lately sat off to me by the Committe that Devided 



6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

my said Husbands Estate adjoyning to the Estate of the widow 
Judkins and out of the Produce of said sale to pay my said Debts 
& funeral Charges also the two Beforementioned money Legacies 
also the Charges of setling my Estate and the Remainder if 
any there be with all the rest of my Estate Both real & personal 
moveable & Immoveable I order to be Equally Devided Between 
my five well Beloved sons viz Joseph Bean Nathaniel Bean 
Jonathan Bean Daniel Bean & Fulsham Bean to them their hiers 
& assigns forever 

Moreover I Do hereby Constitute & appoint Josiah Bartlett 
of Said Kingston Physician to be sole Executor * * * jn 
witness where off I Do here unto set my hand & seal this third 
Day of february one thousand seven Hundred & sixty four & 
in the fourth year of his majesties Reign 

her 
Miriam X Bean 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Moses Judkins, Jonathan Sanborn Juner, Lenurd 
Judkins. 

[Proved Feb. 29, 1754.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 29, 1764, authorizing Benjamin Swett and 
William Calfe, both of Kingston, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory attested May 31, 1764; amount, £2022. i. o; signed 
by Benjamin Swett and William Calfe.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £2033. 13. 8, personal es- 
tate; expenditures, £1943. 7. o; allowed Sept. 25, 1765.] 



WILLIAM KELSO 1764 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God Amen this S'lx^^ Day of feberwary in the 
yeare of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and sixty 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 7 

four I william Kelso of Londonderry in the province of new- 
hampshire in new England yeman * * * 

Ittem I give and bequth to my wellbeloved wif Elizabath 
Kelso the third of my housold goods and the third of my stoke, 
with the third of my homplace During hir natural Life 

Ittem I give and bequith to my son John Kelso the Land I 
bought from william orr Exepting twelf acers which I reser^■e to 
my self which Land resurv^ed bounds on Robert Wallace's Land 
and the High way and Likwiss to him one hundred acers of 
the Land I bought from Robert macmurphy on that sid Jon- 
joning to william Cunigham's Land to him his hairs or asigins 
for ever 

Ittem I give and bequaith unto my son Alexander Kelso the 
remander of said farm bought from Robert macmurphy to him 
his hairs or asigens for ever 

Ittem I give and bequaith unto my wellbeloved son David 
Taylor and his wiff margrat Taylor twenty pounds old tenor 
besids what I have given them already 

Ittem I give and bequith to my son Thomas Kenedy and to 
his wiff Janet Kenedy twenty pounds old tenor besids what I 
have given them already 

Ittem I give and bequaith to my two daughters Elesabeth 
Kelso and my daughter Agness Kelso all the Land which I have 
in the Town of Chester contaning two Eghty acer Lotts and a 
sixty acer Lott to them and ther hairs or asignes forever in Equal 
shairs and if said Land shal not be accountied worth two thou- 
sand pounds accounting dollars at six pounds then to be made 
up out of my hom place or personal Estate 

Ittem I give and bequaith to my wellbeloved daughter Anne 
Kelso nine hundred pounds old tenor accounting dollars at six 
pounds 

Ittem I give and bequith to my son Jonathan Kelso my hom 
place I now Live on together with the twelf acers befor reserved 
out of the Land I bought from william orr Except what I have 
bequathed to my wifife Elesabath Kelso 



8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

and I make and ordain Thomas Criste and my son John Kelso 
to be my Exectors * * * 

his 
william X Kelso 
mark 
[Witnesses] Jennet Boyes, Margret Boyes, Robert Boyes. 
[Proved June 28, 1769.] 

[Inventory, attested Oct. 2, 1769; amount, £430. 3. 9; signed 
by George Moore and James McGregore.] 

[Guardianship of Ann Kelso and Jonathan Kelso, minors, 
aged more than 14 years, granted to Thomas Christie and James 
McGregore Oct. 25, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 68.] 

[Bond of Thomas Christie and James McGregore, both of Lon- 
donderry, with Samuel Allison and John Gilman as sureties, in 
the sum of £500, Oct. 25, 1769, for the guardianship of Ann Kelso 
and Jonathan Kelso, children of William Kelso; witnesses, Jane 
Christie, Mary Christie.] 



HUMPHREY FERNALD 1764 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Humphry Fernald of Portsmouth 

in the Province of New Hampshire Cooper being Sick & weak 
* * * 

Imprimis my Will is that all my just Debts and funeral 
Charges be paid out of my Estate by my Executrix as she can 
with Conveniency after my Decease and for that purpose & 
for bringing up my Younger Children and other uses which she 
may have Occasion of I give & Devise to her & to her Heirs and 
Assigns all my Land at Berwick in the County of York & Prov- 
ince of the Massachusetts Bay and all my land at Barrington in 
New Hampshire 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 9 

Item I give and bequeath to Dorothy my beloved wife (whom 
I make Sole Execute of this my last Will and Testament) besides 
the Lands aforesaid for her Own use the use and Improvement 
of all my other Estate real and Personal during her life with a 
Power to Dispose of so much of my Personal Estate as shall be 
necessary to pay my Debts & funeral Charges if the Lands afore- 
said shall not produce money enough for that End and she may 
turn any of my Personal Estate into money if she shall find & 
judge it may be more beneficial for my Children as Personal 
Estate grows worse & of less value by use and Age and after her 
Decease to Come to my Children as hereafter expressed. 

Item I give to my Children viz John, Elizabeth, Humphry, 
Mary, & Samuel, five shillings Each to be paid by my Execut-^ 
within one year after my Decease in old Tenor bills of Credit of 
said Province of New Hampshire I also give to them in Equal 
shares the Reversion & Remainder of all my real Estate given as 
afores^ to my said wife during her life to them their Heirs and 
assigns. I also give them the Personal Estate which shall be left 
& not worn out belonging to me the use of which I have given 
to my Said Wife as aforesaid & the money which shall be raised 
by Sale of all or any part of such Personal Estate as aforesaid to 
be Divided among them in manner aforesaid. 

Lastly I hereby Constitute and appoint my Said Wife Execu- 
trix as aforesaid and Revoke all other wills by me in any 
manner heretofore made 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal 
the Sixth Day of February Anno Domini 1764 — 

Humphrey Furnell 

[Witnesses] George King, John Brown, Richard Shortridge. 
[Proved May 30, 1764.] 

[Bond of Dorothy Fernald, with Richard Shortridge, turner, 
and John Nutter of Newington, yeoman, as sureties, in the sum 
of £500, May 30, 1764, for the execution of the will; witnesses, 
William Vaughan, William Parker.] 



10 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Petition of John Fernald, Thomas Calling, and Humphrey 
Fernald, June 26, 1771, for a division of real estate held in 
common.] 

Pursuant to Warrant We have divided the Real Estate of 
Humphrey Furnald Late of Portsmouth cooper Deceas'd to 
and among his Five children viz John Humphrey and Samuel 
Furnald Eliz'' Dalling and Mary Hart in Five equal Shares as 
follows viz 

John Furnald One half of the Mansion House & Garden as 
the same was divided and Set off to his Father, and Sixteen & 
half feet from the upper end of the Wharfe carrying the full 
Breadth of the Wharfe to the end of the said sixteen & half feet 
and includes the upper end of a Building on said Wharfe being 
an addition with Priviledge of the Passage, also One half of a 
Pew in the North meeting House in Portsmouth being a Corner 
Pew in the middle isle — The said John giving a Quit Claim to 
Humphry Furnald of his Share in one half of Twenty Acres of 
Mowing Land in Berwick, and another to Samuel Furnald of his 
Share in the other half, also his paying the said Humphry Six 
Pounds Lawful money and to the said Samuel Eight Pounds 
Lawful money — 

Humphry Furnald the Remainder of the Wharfe and Build- 
ings from the end of sixteen and half feet set off to John so far 
as the same does or may extend with privilege of the passage, 
also the other half of the Pew set off to John Furnald, also a 
Quit claim from the other children of One half of Twenty Acres 
of Mowing Land in Berwick in Quantity and Quality, and Six 
Pounds Lawful money from John, as above 

Samuel Furnald Five sevenths of One hundred & fifty Acres of 
Land in Barrington Lot N° 265 — also One half of a Pew in the 
middle Isle in the North meeting House in Portsmouth the other 
half belonging to Joseph Alcock, also a Quit claim from the other 
children of one half of Twenty Acres of Mowing Land in Berwick 
in Quantity and Quality, and Eight Pounds Lawful money from 
John Furnald — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 1 

Elizabeth Dalling One half of the House where she now Lives 
being that half towards the Street with the whole of the garden 
thereto belonging, the yard or passage way now used to be in 
common, the Entry of the House being the Division with the 
Stairway and Cellar way in the Entry to be used in common, 
also one half of a Pew in the upper gallery in the North meeting 
House in Portsm°, the said Eliz'» giving a Quit Claim to Humphry 
and Samuel Furnald of her Share in Twenty Acres of Mowing 
Land in Berwick — 

Mary Hart One half of the House where her Sister Dalling 
now Lives being the inner or Easterly end of said House with the 
Land East of said End to the garden Fence with the yard or 
passage way now used to be in common the Entry of the House 
being the Division with the Stair way & cellar way in the Entry 
to be used in common, also a Lot of Land About Twenty one 
feet on the Street said House is in Northerly by Cap*^ James 
Holland Easterly by Joseph Simes and Southerly by Land of 
said Simes, Also One half of a Pew in the upper Gallery in the 
North meeting House in Portsmouth The said Mary giving a 
Quit Claim to Humphry and Samuel Furnald of her Share in 
Twenty Acres of Mowing Land in Berwick — 

Portsmouth Septem"" 20*^^ 1774 — 

Sam' Penhallow 
Samuel Hale 
W"^ Knight 
Joshua Brackett 
Peter Pearse 



JOHN LEAVITT 1764 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen this eighth day of February Anno 
Domini 1764 I John Leavitt of Exeter In the province of New- 
hamp' Yeoman being advanced in age * * * 



12 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give & bequeath unto my Son John Leavitt and to his 
Heirs and assigns for ever all the Remainder of my Home Place 
Where I now Live in Exeter that I have not allready Sold and 
conveyed to my said son by deed be the Same more or Less 
Together With all the buildings Standing Thereon he my said 
Son to come into Possession Thereof at my Discease and likewise 
I give unto my said Son John all my stock of Cattle Horses 
Sheep & Swine Excepting one Cow I Shall hereafter order to be 
given to my son Nehemiah Leavitt in this my Last Will & Testa- 
ment likewise I give unto my said Son all my Utensils for hus- 
bandry he my said Son Paying the legacies I Shall hereafter 
order in this my last Will and Testament 

Item I give unto my Son Moses and to his Heirs and Assigns 
for ever five pounds New Tennor to be paid in one year after my 
Discease by my Executor here after mentioned he my said Son 
having Rec* the greatest Part of his Portion allready by Deed 

Item I give unto my son Nehemiah Leavitt and to his heirs & 
assgns one Cow to be Delivered to him Immediately after my 
Disease by my Son John Leavitt he my said Son Nehemiah hav- 
ing Received the greatest Part of his Portion by Deed 

Item I give unto my Daughter Dorothy Creighton & to her 
Heirs &c fifty Pounds New Tennor & to be paid by my Son John 
Leavitt within one Year after my Discease 

Item I give unto my Daughter Sarah Gorden & to her Heirs 
&c fifty Pounds New Tennor & to be paid by my Son John 
Leavitt within one Year after my Discease 

Item I give unto the legal heirs of my Daughter Mary 
Moody Deceased (equally to be Divided between them as they 
Shall arrive at the age of twenty one Years) fifty Pounds New 
Tennor to be paid by my Son John Leavitt 

Item I give unto my two Daughters (Viz) Dorothy Creighton 
& Sarah Gorden & to the Children of my Daughter Mary Moody 
all my house hold Stuff within Doors equally to be Divided 
between Them (Viz) one Third to Dorothy Creighton one Third 
to Sarah Gorden and the Other Third to the children of my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 3 

Daughter Mary Moody Deceased as above mentioned 

Item I give unto my two sons Moses and Nehemiah Leavitt 

all my Wearing Apparel Equally to be Divided between Them 
Lastly I do hereby Constitute & appoint my Son John Leavitt 

to be sole Executor * * * 

John Levitt 

[Witnesses] Theo. Smith, James Thustin, Theophilus Smith 

Ju^ 

[Proved Aug. 31, 1768.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 31, 1768, authorizing Theophilus Smith and 
Josiah Sanborn, tanner, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 7, 1768; amount, £409. 9. 9; signed by Josiah 
Sanborn and Theophilus Smith.] 



JEAN SENTER 1764 LONDONDERRY 

In the Nam of God Ameen the ii**" Day of febuery ye 1764 I 
Jean Senter of Londondarry in the Province of New Hampsher 
widdow being verey Sick and weack of bodey * * * 

That is I give and bequeath to my oldest Son John Senter the 
Sum of twenty Pounds old tonnor to be raised and levid out of 
my Esteate — ■ 

Like wise I give and bequeath to my Secound Son Samuell 
Senter the Sume of twenty Pounds old tonnor to be raised and 
levid out of my Esteate — 

Likewise I Give and bequeath to my third Son Joseph Senter 
the Sume of twenty Pounds old tonnor to be raised and Levid 
out of my Esteate — 

Likewise I Give and bequeath to my two youngist Sons Moses 
Senter and Reuben Senter whom I likewise Constetute macke 
and ordain my Executers of this my Laste will and Testament 
all my wholl Estate Real and Parsenell which I am or may law- 



14 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

fuly be Posesed off by them freley to be Prosesed off and En- 
joyed * * * 

her 

Jean X Senter 

marck 

[Witnesses] James Gregg, William Butterfield, Davd Wood- 
burn. 

[Proved July 25, 1764.] 

[Bond of Moses Senter, with James Gregg as surety, both of 
Londonderry, in the sum of £1000, July 25, 1764, for the execu- 
tion of the will; witnesses, William Parker, William Vaughan.] 



MARY SWETT 1764 HAMPTON FALLS 

In the Name of God Aman this sixteenth Day of febeuary 
Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred and sixty four I mary 
Sweet of Hampton falls in the Province of New Hampsher in 
New England Widow being Sick and weak in Body * * * 

Also I Give and Bequeath to my Son Jonathan Hilyard one 
pound five shilling money and also fifteen Silver buttnes to be 
Delivred him at the age of twenty one years by my Executor 
hareafter named my will is that my Executor hereafter named 
Bring up my Daughter marcy Hilyard till she comes to the age of 
ten years old out of my money 

Also I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter mary hilyard and 
also to my Daughter marcy hilyard all my money Exept what I 
have heretofore mensoned in this my will and all my Clothing 
and all my Bedding and all my movbles of what natuer Soever, 
to be Equelly divied Betwen them two when thay Come to the 
age of twenty one years or at marige which happeneth first, to 
be Delivred by my Executor hereafter named and my will is that 
my Executor hereafter named take Care and bring up my two 
daughters to the best of his Judgemant 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 5 

Lastly my will is that M*^ Nathan Green of Hampton falls be 
Soul Excutor * * * 

hur 

Mary X Swett 

I^Iark 

[Witnesses] Walter Williams, John Chase juner, Edward Green. 
[Proved April 25, 1764.] 

[Inventory, June 2"] , 1764; amount, £1767. o. o; signed by 
Meshech Weare and Jonathan Burnham.] 

[Petition of Joseph Chase Hilliard of Kensington, yeoman. 
May 30, 1770, in behalf of Mary Hilliard and Mercy Hilliard, 
minors, for an accounting by the executor.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £92. 7. o; expenditures, 
£90. 14. 4; mentions "keeping Mercy Hilyard as appointed in 
the will from 23'^ day of March 1764 till the 10*^ day of Septem- 
ber 1767"; allowed March 28, 1771.] 



EBENEZER SMITH 1764 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Ebenezer Smith of Durham 
granted to his widow, Margaret Smith, Feb. 22, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 208.] 

[Bond of Margaret Smith, with Benjamin Smith of Durham 
and William Weeks of Greenland, gentlemen, as sureties, in the 
sum of £5000, Feb. 22, 1764, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, James Urin, Eleanor Weeks.] 

[Inventory, May 29, 1764; amount, £90,053. 6. o; signed by 
Walter Bryent and James Brackett.] 

State of New 1 Pursuant to a Warrant from the Hon'''^ 
Hampshire / Philips White Esq' Judge of the Probate of 



l6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Wills &c for the County of Rockingham appointing us the Sub- 
scribers a Committee to divide the real Estate of Ebenezer 
Smith late of Durham now in the County of Strafford Esq' 
deceased Intestate, said Durham being part of the County of 
Rockingham at the time of the decease of the said Intestate, and 
in which County administration of his said Estate was granted, 
have done it in manner following viz. 

To Margaret Ffrost wife of the Hon'^''^ George Ffrost Esq"" 
late Widow of said Intestate for her Dower or thirds of said Es- 
tate, all the Homestead Farm, with the Buildings and Orchards 
thereon, of said Intestate, Except the Thatchbed lying Southerly 
& Westerly of the Channel of a Small Creek running from the 
Salt Marsh on said Premisses into the Great Bay (so called) and 
is the same Creek commonly used as a Harbour for small Boats 
&<= — The aforesaid Farm containing about one Hundred and 
Fifty nine Acres of upland & Salt marsh. Also that Tract of 
Land laying near the afores^ Homestead in the place called the 
Hornswoods, and known by the name of Grassy Swamp Pasture 
containing about Fifty Eight Acres. Likewise one Eighth of the 
Grist mill on Lamprey river lower Falls, & one Quarter of the 
Intestates right to the mill privileges — 

To John Smith Eldest Son of said Intestate for his double 
Share, all that Tract of Land Adjoining the Great Bay in Dur- 
ham Aforesaid, that was formerly the Homestead Farm of 
Cap* John Smith deceased, who was Brother to said Intestate; 
excepting about Twenty Three Acres laying on the Southerly side 
thereof purchased by said Cap* John Smith of one Francis 
Durgin, as will appear by said Durgins Deed on Record. And 
also Excepting about Twenty Acres of said Homestead claimed 
by a Family of the name of Footmans in said Durham. Said 
Premisses (leaving out the lands before Excepted) contains about 
Two Hundred and Twelve Acres with the Buildings and Orch- 
ards thereon, having an Incumbrance on the Same of the right of 
Dower of Mary Smith Widow and Relict of the Afores<^ Cap* 
John Smith. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I 7 

To Ebenezer Smith Son of said intestate for his Share about 
one Hundred & Eleven Acres of Land laying in the Parish of Lee 
in said County of Strafford adjoining on Wadleighs Road (so 
called) Bounded Southerly on said Wadleighs Road, Westerly 
by Land of Joseph Medar and Land of Gideon Mathes, Northerly 
by a Highway and Easterly by land of Samuel Woodman. Also 
the one Sixteenth part of the Sawmill on Wadleighs Falls (so 
called) in said Lee, and all the right said Intestate had to said 
mill Privilege, any part of said Falls or Lands Contigeous laid 
out, or left for mill Privileges. Also the one Eighth part of the 
Grist Mill on Lampray Eell river lower falls in the Town of New- 
market and one Quarter of the whole Right said Intestate had to 
said Falls and the Land adjoining on both Sides thereof. Like- 
wise the first Division Lot containing forty Acres of the original 
Right of John Footman in the Town of Canterbury being Number 
one Hundred & Forty four and the Lot Number one hundred 
& ninety in the Second division of Hundred Acre Lots in 
the afores"^ Town of Canterbury drawn to said Footmans 
right 

To Comfort Chesley wife of Joseph Chesley one of the Daugh- 
ters of said Intestate for her Share, about Twenty Five acres of 
Land in Durham Afores'' Laying near Lampray Eell river Land- 
ing place, Bounded Southerly by land of Walter Bryent Esq'' 
and on all other parts thereof by Land of John Smith Esq' the 
land belonging to the heirs of Trueworthy Durgin J un"" deceased, 
Benjamin Smith Esq'' & land in possession of James Thomas also 
about one hundred and Seventeen Acres & one half acre of Land 
in Newmarket afores*^ being part of Hiltons Grant (so called) 
and is the whole of said Grant bequeathed to said Intestate by 
the last Will and Testament of his Father John Smith Deceased, 
except about two acres & one half acre sold by said Intestate to 
one Charles Rundlet. Also the one Quarter part of the Sawmil 
on the Lower Falls of Lampray Eell River afores*^ and the one 
half of said Intestates Right to said Falls and land Adjoining 
on both sides Also one Hundred Acres of Land in Canterbury 



1 8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

being laid out to the original Right of John Footman in the first 
Division of Hundred Acre Lots and is Number Twenty Three 
in s'^ Division. Also one Quarter of a whole right or Proprietors 
share, being that of abraham Stevenson, and Francis Drew in 
the Town of New Durham. 

To Margaret Smith one of the Daughters of said Intestate for 
her Share about Twenty Three Acres of Land adjoining the Great 
Bay in Durham Afores^ and is the same that was purchased by 
the Afores*^ Cap* John Smith of one Francis Durgin the particu- 
lar Boundaries of which will appear by said Deed on Record, 
said Land having the Incumbrance of the Dower of Mary Smith 
Widow of the afores*^ Cap* John Smith thereon. Also about 
Twenty one Acres of Land laying on the Plains a little above 
the Presbyterian meeting house in Newmarket afores^ and is 
bounded Northerly on Wadleigh's road afores'^ Westerly by 
Land of Joseph Clark, Southerly by Hiltons Grant before men- 
tioned, and Easterly by land of Churchil and land of 

James Burleigh — Also about Nine Acres on the plains afores"^ 
Bounded Northerly by said Wadleighs Road Easterly by land 
of Joshua Bracket Southerly by said Hiltons Grant and Westerly 
by land of John Watson. Also all the remainder of the Thatch- 
bed adjoining the Great Bay on the Homestead Farm of said 
Intestate not set off by these Presents for the Widows Dower. 
Also both the Hundred Acre Lots laid out to the Original right of 
John Willey in the Town of Canterbury, and are Number*^ one 
Hundred and Twenty five in the first Division of Hundred Acre 
Lots and one Hundred and Thirty Four in the Second Division 
of said Lots — Also the whole of the original Right of said In- 
testate in the Town of New Durham Except half the first division 
Lot Sold to one James Berry Also the Lot Number Twenty 
Three in the first division of Lots in the Afores'^ Town of New 
Durham, and was laid out to the Original Right of John Johnson 
& Nathaniel Ffrost Likewise Two five Acre Lots of Land in the 
third Division of Common & undivided Land in the Town of 
Durham, commonly called North River Lots, and layeth in the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 9 

Parish of Lee on the North side of the Afores<^ River between the 

Land of Joseph Sias, and Land of Moses Davis. 

Witness our hands at Durham the 24**^ of October 1778 

Otis Baker 

John Plummer ^ 

T-, rj., } Lommittee 

Lbenezer 1 hompson 

John Smith 



JOSEPH WILLIAMS 1764 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Williams of Durham, 
yeoman, granted to Samuel Williams Feb. 22, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 161.] 

[Bond of Samuel Williams of Barrington, with William Lord of 
Durham and William Brown of Rochester as sureties, in the sum 
of £5000, Feb. 22, 1764, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Vaughan, William Stilson.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 22, 1764, authorizing Benjamin Mathes and 
Jeremiah Burnham, yeoman, both of Durham, to appraise the 
estate; mentions Samuel Williams as brother of the deceased.] 

[Inventory, attested May 30, 1764; amount, £1414. 16. o; 
signed by Benjamin Mathes and Jeremiah Burnham.] 



WILLIAM LEWIS 1764 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Lewis of Portsmouth, 
carver, granted to John Beck Feb. 22, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 161.] 

[Bond of John Beck, hatter, with George Marshall, sail- 
maker, and John Marshall, wheelwright, as sureties, all of 
Portsmouth, in the sume of £5000, Feb. 22, 1764, for the ad- 



20 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ministration of the estate; witnesses, William Vaughan, William 
Stilson.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 22, 1764, authorizing Thomas Peirce, gentle- 
man, and Clement March, boatbuilder, both of Portsmouth, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested April 23, 1764; amount, £5984. o. o; 
signed by Thomas Peirce and Clement March.] 

[Warrant, April i, 1765, authorizing Samuel Penhallow and 
Thales Greenwood, both of Portsmouth, merchants, to receive 
claims against the estate. " W™ Knight was put into this Com- 
mission after the Death of M"" Greenwood viz iS*'' Aug* 1766."] 

[List of claims, Oct. 29, 1766; amount, £139. 12. 4X; signed 
by Samuel Penhallow and William Knight.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £6018. 8. o; expendi- 
tures, £5979. o. o; mentions "Bed and Beding Delivered Mary 
Lewess one of the Children .... paid m'' John Marshel Clothing 
and Nusing the Infant Child .... Gear and Bording Mehitable 
Lewess Youngest Child but one 3 years and Eight months 
.... paid Ebenezer Lewess Widdow .... Lydia Lewess .... 
Ebenezer Hunscom .... Elizabeth Lewess .... Mehitable 
Lewes^; allowed May 29, 1782.] 



PAUL GERRISH 1764 MADBURY 

[Administration on the estate of Paul Gerrish of Madbury, 
gentleman, granted to Mary Gerrish, widow, Feb. 29, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 182.] 

[Bond of Mary Gerrish, with Stephen Jones, gentleman, and 
Hubbard Stevens, tanner, both of Durham, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Feb. 29, 1764, for the administration of the estate; 
witness, William Stilson.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 21 

[Warrant, Feb. 29, 1764, authorizing Joseph Sias of Durham 
and Ebenezer Demeritt of Madbury, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, April, 1764; amount, £10,724. 17, o; signed by 
Joseph Sias and Ebenezer Demeritt.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £135. 19. 10; expen- 
ditures, £152. 13. 10; filed April 24, 1771.] 



ZEBEDEE HUNT 1764 RYE 

[Administration on the estate of Zebedee Hunt of Rye granted 
to Richard Jenness, 3d, Feb. 29, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 182.] 

[Bond of Richard Jenness, 3d, with Francis Jenness, yeoman, 
and Jeremiah Marston, gentleman, as sureties, all of Rye, in the 
sum of £500, Feb. 29, 1764, for the administration of the estate; 
witness, William Stilson.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 29, 1764, authorizing Joseph Brown and Jere- 
miah Berry, both of Rye, yeomen, to appraise the estate of 
Zebedee Hunt, mason.] 

[Inventory, May 29, 1764; amount, £871. 10. o; signed by 
Joseph Brown and Jeremiah Berry.] 



CUTTS SHANNON 1764 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Cutts Shannon of Ports- 
mouth, gentleman, granted to his widow, Mary Shannon, and 
Hunking Wentworth Feb. 29, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 195.] 

[Bond of Mary Shannon, with Jonathan Moulton of Hamp- 



22 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ton and Joseph Moulton of Portsmouth, blacksmith, as sureties, 
in the sum of £1000, Feb. 29, 1764, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Hunking Wentworth, Thomas Packer.] 

[Warrant, March 19, 1764, authorizing John Dennett, gentle- 
man, and John Shackford, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, May 30, 1764; amount, £13,953. O- o; signed by 
John Shackford and John Dennett; mentions "a Negro man 
Named Ben."] 



JOHN KELSEY 1764 NOTTINGHAM 

[Citation to Robert Kelsey and James Kelsey, both of Notting- 
ham, yeomen, March 2, 1764, to appear and take administration 
on the estates of their brothers, John Kelsey and Moses Kelsey.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Kelsey of Nottingham, 
yeoman, granted to James Kelsey April 25, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 218.] 

[Bond of James Kelsey, with William McCrillis of Notting- 
ham, yeoman, and John Burnham Hanson of Durham as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, April 25, 1764, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, William Parker, Jr.] 

Persuant to a warrant from the Hon'''^ Richard Wibird Esq"" 
Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for the Province of New Hamp- 
shire appointing us the Subscribers a Committee to Divide the 
Real Estate of John Kelsey Late of Notingham in said Province 
yeoman Deces'' amongst the next of kin and the Representatives 
of them that are Dead which Estate Consists of one Hundred 
acre Lott of Land in Notingham In the province aforesaid being 
the Lott Number Twenty four in the Second Range in Summer 
Street which we have Divided as followeth (Viz) 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 23 

first Set off to William Kelsey Brother of the Said Deces*^ 
for his Sixth part of Said Estate Twelve acres and half acre 
of Land of the aforesaid Hundred acre Lott Begining at the 
Southerly Corner of Said Lot on Summer Street Leaving the 
Street Then North west Half a pint north forty Rods Then 
North forty Degrees East fifty Rods across the Lott then South 
East half a pint South forty Rods to Said Summer Street then 
on Said Street to the Corner first mentioned 

Set off to James Kelsey Brother to Said Deces"^, Twelve acres 
and half acre of Land in Said Lott Begining on the South 
westerly Side of Said Lot at the afore Said Williams part Then 
north west half a pint North F^orty Rods then north forty 
Degrees East fifty Rods a Cross the Lott then South East half 
a pint South to Land Set off to the afores'^ William then by 
Williams to the first Bound 

Set off to Sarah EUiss Sister of the Said Deces^ fourteen acres 
and half acre of Land in the afores*^ Lott Begining at the Land 
set off to James Kelsey on the South westerly Side of Said Lott 
Then Northwest half a pint north forty Seven Rods to a Larg 
Stooping Hemlock in a Brook Then North forty Degrees East 
fifty Rods a Cross the Lott then South East Half a pint South 
to Land Set off to the afores^ James Kelsey then on Said James 
to the first Bound — 

Set off to William IMorrison Robert Morrison and James Mor- 
rison Sons of Mary Morrison Deces^ who was Sister to Said 
John Kelsey Deces^, for their Sixth part of Said Estate Seventeen 
acres of Land in the aforesaid Lott Begining at the Land Set 
off to Sarah EUiss at the aforesaid Hemlock Tree Then North 
west half a pint north fifty five Rods to a white oak Tree Spotted 
Then North forty Degrees East fifty Rods a Cross the Lott then 
South East half a pint South fifty five Rods to the Land Set off 
to Sarah Elliss then on Said Sarahs Land to the first Bound 

Set oft' to Robert Kelsey for his Sixth part Twenty Six acres 
of Land and pond of the aforesaid Lott Begining at the white 
oak before mentioned Then North west half a pint north Eighty 



24 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

four Rods then North forty Degrees East fifty Rods a Cross the 
Lot then South East half a pint South Eighty four Rods to 
Land Set off to the Heirs of mary morrison Deces*^ then Streight 
to the first Bound — 

Set off to Jane McCrillis for her Sixth part of Said Estate 
Sixteen acres and half acre Beginning on the Southwesterly Side 
of Said Lot at the Land Set off to Robert Kelsey Then north 
west half a point north fifty four Rods to the Head of the Lott 
Then north forty Degrees East fifty Rods a Cross the Lott Then 
South East half a pint South to the Land Set off to Robert 
Kelsey then Straight to the first Bound, and Each party Shall 
have Liberty to Pass and Repass through Each parcel of Land 
as ocasion may Require 
May 27*^ Day 1765 

Benj Mathes 
Joseph Sias 
miles Randel 
Benj'' Watson 



Committee 



[Decree of court, May 13, 1766, putting in suit the bonds of 
James Kelsey as administrator of the estates of John Kelsey and 
Moses Kelsey.] 

James Kelsey Admin'' of the Estate John Kelsey Dec"* That 
the said John went from this Province about the year 1746 that 
his father was then living that said John left a Yoke of Oxen & a 
horse that the father disposed of the Oxen & left the horse to his 
wife & by her leave the said James disposed of Said Horse for 
One hundred & fifty pounds old Tenor which he was by her 
Desire to Divide between his two Sisters W™ M<=Crelles wife and 
Sarah Ellis which he was ready & designed to pay 

That with respect to the Personal Estate of Moses Kelsey he 
never found any that the said Moses Owned this Depon* when 
he went off the Sum of above twenty Pounds old Tenor May 
28*'' 1766 — 

James Kelse 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 25 

JAMES RICHARDSON 1764 DRACUT, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of James Richardson of Dracut, 
Mass., yeoman, granted to Moses Richardson March 2, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 185.] 

[Bond of Moses Richardson of Dracut, Mass., yeoman, with 
Joseph Wright, gentleman, and Joshua Swan, both of Salem, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, March 2, 1764, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, Sarah Foss, Walter Bryent, Jr.] 

[License to the administrator, Moses Richardson, son of the 
deceased, Oct. 12, 1764, to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 328.] 



JOSHUA WINGATE 1764 NORTH HAMPTON 

In the name of God Amen the third day of March 1764 I 
Joshua Wingate of North Hampton in the Province of New 
Hampshire In Newengland Esq"" * * * 

Item I give & Bequeath unto Mary my dearly beloved wife 
(in case She out lives me) the Improvement of the one half of 
my Real Estate dureing her Natural Life — 

Item — I give to my Son Pain Wingate One Hundred & forty 
two dollars to be paid by my Executor — 

Item — I give to my Daughter Sarah Toppan ten pounds old 
tenor to be paid by my Executor — 

Item — I give to my Daughter Mary Pickering ten pounds 
old tenor to be paid by my Executor — 

Item I give to my Son Joshua Wingate the Improvement of 
Eight Acres of Land Lying at the north End of my pasture Land 
& Joyning to the Twenty Acres I let him have before also the 
Improvement of five Acres of meddow Land on the north Side 
of the Brook that Runs through my Meddow next to land 
formerly owned by Cap* Thomas Dureing his natural life also 
ten Dollars to be paid by my Executor — 



26 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item — I give to my Daughter Jane Chase ten pounds old 
tenor to be paid by my Executor — 

Item — I give to the Heirs of my late Daughter Martha 
Weeks Deces'^ ten pounds old tenor to be paid by my Executor 

Item — I give to the Heirs of my late Daughter Abigail 
Stickney Deces'* ten pounds old tenor to be paid by my Executor 

Item — I give to my Daughter Love Gookins one Hundred 
Dollars — my will & meaning is that my Said Daughter is not 
to have it unless She out lives her present Husband & further 
it is my will that if She Should not out live her present Husband 
I do give it to the Children of my Said Daughter to be Equally 
Devided between them — to be paid by my Executor as they 
Respectively come of age — 

Item — I give to my Daughter Elizebath Newman ten pounds 
old tenor to be paid by my Executor — 

Item — I give to my Son John Wingate all my Farm where I 
now live Lying between the Lands of DoctC" Levi Dearburn & 
Lands formerly belonging to Peter Jonson with the House 
Barns & Orchard also all my meddow Land lying between 
Thomas Marston John Smith & Land formerly owned by Cap* 
Thomas also all my moveables & stock of Creatures and if aney 
thing Else belongs to me which I have not herein Disposed of 
I give it to my Son John Wingate to him to His Heirs & assigns 
forever — 

Lastly I do by these presents Constitute make & Ordain my 
Son John Wingate Sole Executor * * * 

Joshua Wingate 

[Witnesses] Benj Johnson, Daniel Dow, Levi Dearborn, 

[Proved Feb. 22, 1769.] 

[Bond of John Wingate of North Hampton, gentleman, with 
Christopher Toppan of Hampton and Levi Dearborn of North 
Hampton, physician, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 22, 
1769, for the execution of the will; witnesses, Theophilus Smith, 
Jr., and Samuel Hale, Jr.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 27 

JOHN WIGGIN 1764 STRATHAM 

In the Name of God Amen the Sixth Day of march anno: 
Domini one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty fouer I John 
wiggin of Stratham in the province of New-hampshire in new- 
england Yeoman being very Sick and weak in Body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto wife martha Wiggin one half 
of all the Incum and profiets of my Estate so Long as she Shall 
Remain my widow and one Cow and horse to be Capt for her one 
use winter and Sumer and one half my Dweling house and Seller 
which End thereof she pleases and firewood Brought to my house 
and Cut Sutable for her fire — 

Also I Give to my Said wife four Sheep and the Incum of one 
third of my Estate Dureing her Nautral Life 

Item I Give and Bequath unto my Beloved Son Stephen 
wiggin all Land medow Ground orchards and Building that 
I have in Stratham afore Said or alee where and all my perasonal 
Estate not alrady & hereafter Disposed of by this my Last will 
and Testement to him my Said Son Stephen his heirs and assigns 
for Ever alwaies provided that if my Said Son Stephen Shall Dye 
without a Lawfull Heair Begotten of his Body then the Said 
premesses Shall Return to my Cusen John wiggin his heirs and 
assigns he the Said John payeing to my Sister Sarah Stevens or 
her heirs Two hundred & fifty pounds old Tenor within Twelve 
months next after his Coming into possion of Said premesses — 

and pay unto my Sister Bridget Evens her heirs or assigns Two 
hundred and fifty pounds old Tenor within Two years next 
after the Said John coms into possion of Said premesses and pay 
unto my Sister Debrough Doe her heairs or assigns Two hundred 
and fifty pounds old tenor within Three years next after his 
Coming into possion of Said premesses — 

and pay unto My Sister Eleazebath wiggin her heirs or assigns 
Two hundred and fifty pounds old Tenor within four years next 
after the Said John Coms into possion of Said premesses 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Cusen Levy wiggin Two 



28 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Sheep to be Let out for him when he Corns to the age of nineteen 
years and one Cow and Calf or fair with Calf when he Corns to 
the age of Twenty one years provided the Said Levy Do Dwell 
with and work for me and my familay Till he arives to Twenty 
one years further my will is that the Said Levy Shall be Larnt 
a Cordwainers Trade and be Larnt to Read writ and Cypher to 
be Capable to Keep a Trademans Book and Give him Two 
Suits of appariel one Suitable for working Dayes the other for 
Sabarth Days — 

Item I Constitute make and ordain Nathaniel wiggin 
Executor * * * 

his 
John X Wiggin 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Samuel wiggin, Andrew wiggin juner, Rich<^ 
Young. 

[Proved March 28, 1764.] 

[Inventory, attested April 25, 1764; amount £10,213. 11. o; 
signed by Andrew French and Samuel Wiggin.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £879. 15. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £832. 10. o; allowed June 26, 1776.] 



JAMES PLACE 1764 ROCHESTER 

In the Name of God Amen this Eighth Day of March Anno 
Domini one thousand Seven hundred & Sixty four I James Place 
of Rochester in the Province of New Hamp' Husbandman being 
weak in Body * * * 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well beloved wife Hannah Place 
the westerly half of my house & Barn & one half of my home- 
stead Estate (until my Son Samuel Place shall arrive to twenty 
one years of age) together with my Pew in the meeting house all 
my household goods Stock of Cattle horses sheep Swine & farm- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 29 

ing utensils with one third of the mill logs I have now in the 
river to be at her own Disposal for the maintainanc of her self 
& bringing up my two Youngest Children Samuel & Abigail place 

Item I give & Bequeath to my well Beloved Son John Place 
all that tract of Land where he now Dwells together with the 
Buildings thereon which I purchased of Jn° ]\I<=Vicker & for 
which I heretofore have given him a Deed of Gift not by me 
acknowledged together with fifty acres part of a Second Division 
lot of Land in said Rochester with the timber thereon which 
Said fifty acres is part of the Second Division lot which I pur- 
chased of John «& Thomas Leighton all which I give to my said 
son John Place his heirs & assigns forever as his full share of my 
Estate 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved son George Place 
all that tract of Land where he now Dwells together with the 
Buildings thereon which I purchased of David Leighton To- 
gether with fifty acres Part of a Second Division Lot of Land in 
Said Rochester with the timber thereon which Said fifty acres is 
part of the Second Division Lot which I purchased of John & 
Thomas Leighton also one half of my Little field at Squanomo- 
gonock falls with one Day & a half in the sawmill there all which 
I give to my said son George Place his Heirs & assigns forever as 
his full share of my Estate 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my son In Law Eph'" Ham & 
to his heirs & assigns forever the other half of my Little field at 
Squanomogonock falls aforesaid 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved Daughter 
Eleanor Ham & to her heirs forever Two thousand Pound old 
tenor mony of Said Province to be paid by my son David Place 
within Six years after my Decease or Equal thereto counting a 
Spanish mill'd Dollar Six pounds like tenor of Said Province 
which Said mony I give to my said Daughter Eleanor & to her 
Heirs as her full Share of my Estate 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved son Samuel 
Place & to his Heirs & assigns forever that half of my homestead 



30 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Estate & Buildings which I have given the Improvement of to 
my Beloved Wife During his minority my Will & meaning is 
that he shall enter into the Possession of the Land (& so much 
of the house & Barn as his mother choses then to Spare him) 
when he is twenty one years old & shall from that time Yield & 
surrender to his said mother yearly & Every year one half of the 
neat produce of said Land During her Widow Hood & paying 
his sister Abigail two Thousand Pound old tenor mony as I 
shall hereafter order all which I give to my said son Samuel 
Place as his full share of my Estate 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved Daughter Abigail 
Place & to her heirs lawfuly born of her body Two thousand 
Pound old tenor mony of said Province to be paid to my said 
Daughter by my said son Samuel Place within Six years after 
he shall arrive to the age of twenty one years or Equal thereto 
Counting a Spanish Milld Dollar Six Pound like Tenor of Said 
Province which Said Two thousand Pound I give to my Said 
Daughter Abigail Place in manner aforesaid of her full share of 
my Estate 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well beloved son David Place 
one half of My Homestead Estate with the East half of my house 
& East half of my barn also one hundred & fourty Acres of the 
second Division lot which I purchased of John & Thomas Leigh- 
ton with all the timber thereon also my Interest in the middle 
Sawmill at Noraway Plain together with all my Debts Land & 
moveable Effects not be me heretofore Disposed of in this will 
all which I give to my said Son David Place his heirs & assigns 
forever as his full share of my Estate & for paying my debts & 
funeral charges 

Lastly I Constitute Ordain & appoint my said son David Place 
sole Executor * * * 

James Place X his Mark 

[Witnesses] Joseph Walker Ju, Jonathan Laighton, Tho« W"^ 
Waldron. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3I 

[Proved March 28, 1764.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 23, 1764; amount, £47,212. 15. o; signed by 
John McDuffie and John Plummer,] 



JOHN FULLERTON 1764 EFFING 

[Administration on the estate of John Fullerton of Epping 
granted to David Lawrence March 9, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 182.] 

[Bond of David Lawrence of Epping, with William Farker of 
Kingston and Jonathan Shaw of Hampton, yeoman, as sureties, 
in the sum of £ioo, March 9, 1764, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, William Farker, Samuel Farker.] 

[Inventory, May 7, 1764; amount, £3074. 15. o; signed by 
Joseph Chandler and Abraham Ferkins.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts £1271. 10. o; expendi- 
tures, £1024. 2. 4; mentions a widow and son; allowed Feb. 25, 
1767.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £7. 7. 5 ; expenditures, £4. 14. 2; 
allowed April 20, 1775.] 



JAMES MURRAY 1764 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God Amen this twintey Sixt Day of March 
anno Dom 1764 I James Murey of Londonderry in the Frovince 
of New hempshire In New Ingland yeoman being in Ferfit 
Helth * * * 

Imprimas I Give and beqeth to My Son William Murey all 
my Reall and Fersonall Estat that I have in Londondery he 
Faying the following Legises to Wit to My Son David Murey 



32 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

the sume of five shillings starling and to My Sone James Murey 
the sume of five shillings starling and 

Itam I Give and Beqeth to My Sone Robart Murey and My 
Daughter marey Murey all the Lands I have in Sundrey other 
towns to be Equaly Devided Betwixt them and to have Paid 
to Each of them by My son Welliam Murey the sume of Seven- 
teen Pounds starling in three years after My Deseas and I ap- 
point My son William Murey to be my sole Executore of this My 
Last Will and testment Revocking and Desanulling all formor 
Wills and Beqeethments of whatsoever kind and Natur and 
alowing this and No other to be My Last Will and testment and 
I appoint Robart Wallace John Gilmor and James Nickels to 
be oversears With full Power to see my Will Executed * * * 

James Murrey 

[Witnesses] Robert Willson, Alexander Willson, David 
Willson. 

[Proved Oct. 30, 1765.] 

[Inventory, April 8, 1766; amount, £321. 15, 7; signed by John 
Barnett and James Nesmith; an addition of nine lots in Middle 
Monadnock at £50 was returned Sept. 22, 1766.] 

[Account of the executor ; receipts as per inventory of personal 
estate; expenditures, £35. o. 9; allowed Sept. 24, 1766.] 



WILLIAM FOSS 1764 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of William Foss of Dover, 
mariner, granted to William Foss March 29, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 197.] 

[Bond of William Foss, yeoman, with Moses Howe, physician, 
and Isaac Home, yeoman, as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum 
of £500, March 29, 1764, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, William Vaughan.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WHXS 33 

[Warrant, ]\Iarch 29, 1764, authorizing Richard Waldron, 
gentleman, and Jacob Sawyer, blacksmith, both of Dover, to 
appraise the estate; mentions William Foss as son of the 
deceased.] 

[Inventory, attested June 2'], 1764; amount, £1084. o. 3; 
signed by Richard Waldron and Jacob Sawyer.] 



SAMUEL NUTE 1764 DOVER 

In the Name of God amen This Twenty ninth Day of march 
Anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred Sixty & four I 
Samuel Nute of Dover in y Province of Newhampshire in New 
England Husbandman being week in body * * * 

Imprimisis I Give & bequeath unto my Beloved Wife Eliza- 
beth Nute the one third of y^ Produce Profit & Income of my 
Homested Lands both mowing Tillage & Pasturing Lands that 
is to Say y« one third Part of y Corn Grain & Hay & y one 
third part of y fruit of my Orchard or Cyder as She Shall Chuse 
to be well & Seasonably Secured and housed for her use yearly 
& Every Year by my Executor herein & hereafter Named I 
Also give to my s^ Wife y« free use & Improvement of y" one 
half of y House which she Shall Chuse & Also y one third of y^ 
Cellar under y House & Also y use & Improvement of y one 
Third Part of my Barn And that During y Term of her Contain- 
ing my widow & if in Case She Shall marry again then after her 
Said marriage my Will is that She Shall have out of my Estate 
only her Proper Dower as by Law Allowed I Also give to my 
said wife all my Moveables Estate within Doors & without to 
her own Disposal Excepting what I shall make mention or Dis- 
pose of other ways in this my Last Will & Testament — 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Son John Nute & to his 
Heirs & Assigns for Ever Sixty Acres of Lands Lying in Rochester 
in y« Province aforesaid it being y Seventy Seventh Lot in y° 



34 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

first Division in Said Rojester where he Now Liveth & Also all 
my Right Title Intrest Estate in y^ third Division in s*^ Rochester 
to his Heirs & Assigns for Ever — 

Item I Give to my Son Jotham Nute whom I make sole Execu- 
tor of this my Last Will & Testament all my homested Lands and 
Orchards Together with my Dwelling House & barn & all other 
buildings standing or being upon y*' said Land Reserving to my 
Wife Such apart of y Produce of y Said Land & Such apart of 
y Buildings as is before mentioned During the Term before 
Expressed I also Give to my s*^ Son Jotham Nute Twelve Acres 
of Land Lying in Said Dover upon y^ Plains So Called on the 
westerly Side of the Country Road that Leads from Cochecha 
to Durham which Land I Purchased of Joseph Tebbets & Also 
Ten Acres of Land being Part of my Common Right in s^ Dover 
& is to be Laid out in the Undivided Lands in Said Town I Also 
give to my s'l Son Jotham all my farming Tackling Viz Carts 
Plows yokes Chains Scithes Rakes & hoes &c. I also give to 
my said Son Jotham his Heirs & Assigns for Ever All my Land in 
y^ Second Division Lot in Rochester being one third part of y^ 
Lot & half of Land Touching to Jonathan hams Land in said 
Rochester — 

Item I Give to my Daughter Sarah the wife of Josiah Clark 
fifty Pounds in Cash Old Tennor to be paid to her or her Heirs 
by my Above mentioned Executor within y^ Term of one year 
after my Decease — 

Item I Give to my Daughter Martha the wife of Benjamin 
Dam fifty Pounds in Cash Old Tennor to be Paid to her or heirs 
by my Said Executor within the Term of two years after my 
Decease — 

Item I Give to my Grand Son Obed the Son of my Daughter 
Elizabeth Nute Deceased fifty pounds in Cash Old Tennor to 
be paid by my s*^ Executor within y Term of three years after 
my Decease 

Item I Give to my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Clark the 
Daughter Josiah Clark one feather bed and beding or furniture 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 35 

to be Deliverd her immediately after ye Decease of my s*^ wife 
by my s'^ Executor & y Live stock after ye Decease of my wife i 
give to my said Son Jotham & the house hold goods & furniture 
to be Equally Divided between my two Daughters after ye 
Decease of my wife if any be Left by my s^ Executor * * * 

Samuel nute 

[Witnesses] Silas Tuttle, James Tuttle, Thomas Tuttle. 
[Proved June 26, 1765.] 

[Warrant, June 26, 1765, authorizing James Tuttle and Silas 
Tuttle, both of Dover, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept., 1765; amount, £357. 3. o; signed by James 
Tuttle and Silas Tuttle.] 



REUBEN DIMOND 1764 SOUTH HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen the first Day of April one thousand 
Seven Hundred and sixty four I Reuben Dimond of South 
Hampton in the province of New Hampshir in New England 
yeoman being in health of body * * * 

Imprimis I give and bequath unto my son Israel Dimond all 
my land I have in kingston which I purchased of Jacob Gillmon 
and my fresh medow lying ajacent thereunto and my land 
I bought of Jacob Alorril Sam" Bean and Joseph Fellows and 
half a lott of land I have in Exeter which I bought of Abner 
Clough, with all the Commodities privileges and appurtances to 
the same belonging to him his heirs and assigns for ever. 

Item I give and bequath to my son Ezekiel Dimond all my 
land I have in Rumford which I purchased of John packer and 
Abraham Kimball with all the commoditis priveleges and appur- 
tenances to the same belonging to him his heirs and assigns for 
ever 



36 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give and bequath to my son Isaac Dimond all my lott 
of land I have in Exeter which I bought of Benjamin thing and 
half a lot of land I have in Exeter which I purchased of Abner 
Clough with all the commodities priveleges and appurtenances 
to the same belonging to him his heirs and assigns for Ever. 

Item I give and bequath to my four Daughters Namly 
Hannah Dimond Judith french the wife of Joseph french Miriam 
tuxbeary the wife of Benjamin tuxbeary and Dorothy Dimond 
all my home stead where on I now Dweel to be eaqualy Divided 
among them with all the commodities priveleges and appur- 
tenances to the same belonging to them their heirs and assigns 
for ever, and furder my will is that if one or more of my Daugh- 
ters Should Die and leave no heir, and her or their land not sold 
nor Disposed off then to be Equally Divided to my surviving 
Daughters or their Children 

Item I give and bequath to my two Daughters Hannah and 
Dorothy above named two cows and two swine and all my house 
hold goods to be Eaqually Divided between them 

Item I give and bequath to my beloved wife one cow 

Item I give and bequath to my son Israel Dimond whom I 
constitute make and ordain my sole Executor of this my last 
will and testement all my stock of brut Creaturs Not other wise 
Disposed of before of what Name or Nature so ever they be and 
all my Just Debts that is Due to me after my Just Debts and 
funiral charges be paid * * * 

Reuben Dimond 

[Witnesses] Joseph Jones, Daniel Jones, moses Jones. 
[Proved Dec. 26, 1770.] 

[Bond of Israel Dimond of Hawke, yeoman, with Joseph 
Jones and Daniel Jones, both of South Hampton, yeomen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Dec. 26, 1770, for the execution of 
the will ; witness, John Wentworth.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 37 

MARY GAMBLING 1764 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Mary Gambling of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire Widow being Indisposed in 
body * * * 

Item I give all my Land in Chester in the Province of New 
Hampshire to my Sister Elizabeth Toppan & her Son John & 
their heirs I give her my Riding Chair & such other things I 
have mentiond in a Memorandum in writing — 

Item I give & Devise to my Sister Debrah Knight my Dwel- 
ling house where I now live with all the Land & buildings thereto 
belonging to hold to her & her Execut" & admin" that is to say 
all the right title Interest & Demand which I have therein only 
reserving to George Knight the Interest herein Conveyd to him 
in the Said house & Land — 

Item I give to my Sister Susanna Winkly the Sum of fifty 
pounds a year to be paid to her Yearly during her natural 
life by my Executors aforesaid for her Separate use as she 
shall have Occasion thereof & her Receipt shall be allowd as 
Good Evidence of the payment thereof & a Sufficient Discharge 
thereof 

Item I give and bequeath & Devise to my four Cousins Samuel 
Penhallow John Penhallow William Knight & Temple Knight all 
my Lands in Gilman Town Nottingham in said Province Equally 
Divided between them their heirs & Assigns — 

Item I give & Devise to Benjamin Gambling Carter his heirs 
& assigns all my Land in the Township Leicester in the Province 
of the Massachusetts Bay Excepting the Perticular parcels 
thereof herein afterwards given to others and all my School 
books I give to him 

Item I Devise to the children of Sarah Hodgdon formerly 
Sarah Seaver One hundred acres of Land in said place & to their 
heirs & assigns and to the Children of her brother Benjamin 
Deceasd One hundred acres of Land there between them their 
heirs & Assigns Equally Divided — 



38 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give & Devise to M"^ Eaton the Present Minister of 
Said Liecester two acres of my meadow in said Township to him 
his Heirs & assigns 

Item I give to the Children of my Brother Samuel Deceasd 
One thousand pounds old Tenor according to the Present value 
to be paid within two years after my Decease Equally Divided 

Item I give & Devise to my Cousin Mary Knight all my Land 
in Chichester in Harrington and my Lot of Land in the Rock 
field so called in Portsmouth & to her Heirs & Assigns I also give 
to her & her Husband George Knight the use of so much of my 
Dwelling house & liberty to Improve the Same as they shall have 
Occasion to use so long as his father John Knight shall live with 
so much of the Garden I Likewise give her my bed & furniture 
thereto belonging in my Hall Chamber with the bed she lodges 
on & now Improves Six cane Chairs the Chest of Drawyers the 
Table there a Looking Glass with another oval Table and half 
my Glass & China & all my Puter & Brass ware & Iron ware & 
Common Chairs 

Item I give to my Sister Deborah Knight my Bed on which 
I usually Lay the Chest of Drawyers in the Chamber where I 
usually Lodge my Easy Chair an oval Table & a Large Looking 
glass with one half of my china & Glass ware One Silver Por- 
ringer & one Doz. of Leather Chairs 

Item I give to my Cousin Deborah Carter Six Cane Chairs a 
large Looking Glass an oval Table & the brasses tongs & Shoval 
in my Hall Chamber 

Item I give to my Cousin Samuel Pemberton one hundred 
acres of Land at Hardwick to him his Heirs & assigns 

Item I give to Madam Elizabeth Fitch forty pounds old Tenor 
as a token of my Regard to her — 

Item I give to the Children of my Cousin Hannah Colman the 
Sum of three hundred pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Execu- 
tors within two years after my Decease — 

Lastly all the Residue of my Estate real & Personal I give De- 
vise & bequeath to my Executors to Enable them to pay Debts & 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 39 

Legacies & therefore to be at their Disposal as they See cause 
only I add to what I have above given to mary Knight my house- 
hold Linnin except what I have disposed of to her aunts which 
She knows of, and half my Pew in the North Meeting & the other 
half of Said Pew I give to M'" Henry Carter the husbandman of 
my Cousin Deborah my Sister Knights Daughter to their Dis- 
posal as they See Cause and also my Silver Tankard which I give 
to the Church of Christ of which I am a member — all the Re- 
mainder & Residue of Said Estate Excepting the articles afores'^ 
I give to my Said Executors to be at their absolute Disposal for 
the Ends aforesaid & the overplus if any to be their own property 
And I hereby constitute & appoint my Cousins Samuel Penhal- 
low & William Knight to be the Executors of this my last Will & 
Testament & Revoke all other Wills & Testaments by me in any 
manner heretofore made In Witness whereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand & Seal the Second Day of April 1764 

Mary Gambling 

[Witnesses] Samuel Hale, Peter Pearse, William Parker. 
[Proved Sept. 26, 1764.] 

[Bond of Samuel Penhallow and William Knight, merchants, 
with Samuel Hale as surety, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£10,000, Sept. 26, 1764, for the execution of the will; witnesses, 
John Sullivan, William Vaughan.] 



SAMUEL THURSTON 1764 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Thurston of Exeter, 
yeoman, granted to Daniel Tilton, April 18, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 218.] 

[Bond of Daniel Tilton of Exeter, trader, with Joseph Leavitt 
of Exeter and Nathan Hoag of Stratham, yeoman, as sureties, in 
the sum of £500, April 18, 1764, for the administration of the 
estate; witness, William Stilson.] 



40 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, June 5, 1764; amount, £667. o. o; signed by John 
Rice and John Giddings.] 

Province of 1 By Virtue of a Warrant to us Directed by the 
New Hamp^ / Honourable John Wentworth Esq' Judge of 
the Probate of Wills &" for said Province appointing us the 
Subscribers a Committee to set off to Mary Thustin of Exeter 
widow Her Dower which Happens to her of the Real Estate of 
her Late Husband Samuel Thustin Late of Said Exeter Joyner 
Deceas'd, Bearing date April 22^^ 1766 — 

Pursuant to the above we Have Survey'd the Real Estate of 
the said Deceas'd, as shewn to us by the adminstrator and have 
set off to the widow Mary Thustin to hold To her in Severalty 
her Dower in the manner following (Viz) the whole of the man- 
sion House and Ten Square Rods of Land bounded as follows 
(Viz) To begin by the Highway one foot to the Eastward of the 
Esterly End of Said House thence to Extend westerly binding on 
said Highway Two rods and one Half thence Northerly a parelell 
Line with the upper side of Said Lott four rods so as to Compleat 
Ten rods as abovemention'd and allso a privilidge of the well 
near said House 

Given Under our Hands at Exeter afforsaid april 28*'' 1766 

John Gilman 
Nich^ Gilman 
Jon^ Gilman 



ANN GLIDDEN 1764 EXETER 

In the Name of God amen the ninteenth day of april annoque 
domini one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty four I Anne 
Glidden of Exeter in the Province of Newhampshire in New 
England W^idow * * * 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my two Sons Viz Nathaniel 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4I 

Glidden and John Glidden their heirs and assigns forever all my 
land lying by the Easterly Side of the way leading from Exeter 
to Kensington by the litle falls (so Called) to be Equally divided 
between them Excepting only one acre of Said land which I 
Reserve and hereby manifest that my will is that my Executor 
Shall Sell Said acre of land and pay my Just debts and funeral 
Charges and if there Should be any over Plush left of what Said 
acre Shall Sell for after my debts and funeral Charges are paid 
it Shall be Equally divided and paid to my Said two Sons. 

Item I Give and bequeath to my daughter Anne Underhill my 
black Bumberzeen Gown. 

Item I Give and bequeath to my daughter Abigail Rawlins 
my oldest Chints Gown and a Silk blanket. 

Item I Give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Brown 
her heirs and assigns forever that Twenty five acres of land more 
or less lying in Chester in the Province aforesaid which I bought 
of her Husband Benjamin Brown as by his deed of Sale to me 
may fully appear — and I Give my Said daughter Elizabeth my 
Peirsian Gown. 

Item I Give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Cram, my 
Caleminco Gown and my Rideing hood and four Sheep. 

Item I Give and bequeath to my daughter Susanna Glidden 
a fether bed and all the Remainder of my Estate Real and 
Personall not heretofore otherways disposed in this my will to 
be hers her heirs and assigns forever 

Finally I do hereby Constitute appoint make and ordain Ste- 
phan Thing of Exeter aforesaid yeoman Sole Executor * * * 

Anne Glidden 

[Witnesses] Daniel Gilman 4**", Ward Clark Dean, David 
Young. 

[Proved Aug. 29, 1770.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 29, 1770, authorizing Nicholas Gilman, gentle- 
man, and Trueworthy Gilman, tanner, both of Exeter, to ap- 
praise the estate.] 



42 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, Sept. 26, 1770; amount, £59. 5. o; signed by 
Nathaniel Gilman and Trueworthy Gilman.] 



MOSES KELSEY 1764 NOTTINGHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Moses Kelsey of Nottingham, 
yeoman, granted to James Kelsey of Nottingham, yeoman, 
April 25, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 218.] 

[Bond of James Kelsey, with William McCrillis of Nottingham 
and John Burnham Hanson of Durham, yeomen, as sureties, in 
the sum of £500, April 25, 1764, for the administration of the 
estate; witness, William Parker.] 

[See estate of John Kelsey.] 



HELEN CUMMINGS 1764 CONCORD, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Helen Cummings of Concord, 
Mass., widow, granted to James Nevin April 25, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 218.] 

[Bond of James Nevin, with Wyseman Claggett and Theodore 
Atkinson, Jr., as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, 
April 25, 1764, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker, William Vaughan.] 

[Administration granted to James Nevin, July 31, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 526.] 

[Bond of James Nevin, with Wyseman Claggett and Josiah 
Bartlett of Kingston as sureties, in the sum of £500, July 31, 
1765, for the administration of the estate in New Hampshire; 
witnesses, David Clififord, William Vaughan.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 43 

RICHARD COOK 1764 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Cook of Dover, 
yeoman, granted to Rebecca Cook, widow, April 25, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 2t„ p. 219.] 

[Bond of Rebecca Cook, with Daniel Cook and John Cook as 
sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of £500, April 25, 1764, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, William 
\'aughan.] 

[Warrant, April 25, 1764, authorizing Solomon Hanson and 
Stephen Hanson, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested July 25, 1764; amount, £2926. 16. o; 
signed by Solomon Hanson and Stephen Hanson.] 



JOSEPH LIBBY 1764 RYE 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Libby of Rye, yeo- 
man, granted to Mary Libby and Abraham Libby April 25, 
1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 218.] 

[Bond of Mary Libby, widow, and Abraham Libby, yeoman, 
with Joseph Brown and Jonathan Towle, yeoman, as sureties, 
all of Rye, in the sum of £500, April 25, 1764, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, William 
Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, June 26, 1764; amount, £8355. o. o; signed by 
Samuel Jenness and Francis Locke.] 

[License to the administrators, Dec. 24, 1764, to sell real 
estate; mentions Abraham Libby as brother of the deceased.] 

[Additional inventory, April 21, 1766; amount, £1506. 6. o; 
signed by Samuel Jenness and Francis Locke.] 



44 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, May 27, 1766, authorizing Jeremiah Berry, Reuben 
Moulton, and Joseph Jenness, all of Rye, yeomen to set off the 
widow's dower to Mary, now wife of Reuben Dearborn of North 
Hampton, yeoman.] 

Province of 1 Agreable to a warrant from the Hon''^^ 
New Hampsh'' j John Wentworth Esq"" Judge of the Probate 
of Wills for Said Province &c to us the Subscribers We agree to 
Set off to Mary the Late wife of Joseph Lebbee Deceased her 
Dower and Power of thirds which happened to her of his Real 
Estate her full third part Bounded as followeth Viz ten acres 
more or Less in Rye Bounding Westerly on the High way North- 
erly on Land of m"" Jacob Lebbee Easterly on Land of James 
Mardon & Southerly on Land of James Philbrick also one acre of 
thach Ground in Sandy Beach Pond Bounding Westerly on 
Joshua Rands Northerly on Benjamin Lang Easterly on Reuben 
Moulton & Southerly on Stephen Mardon also one acre of Wood 
Land in Northampton Bonded Easterly on Land of James 
Purkens Southerly on abraham Lebbee westerly on Land of the 
afore Said James Purkens & northerly on Land of Benjamin 
Lebbee as undivided and the fence on the West Side of the ten 
acres to be made as Good by abraham Lebbee as it was when his 
Brother Joseph Lebbee was alive 

Rye June lo*"^ 1766 Jeremiah Berry 

Ruben Moulton 
Joseph Jenness 

[Bond of Nathaniel Batchelder of Deerfield, with Reuben 
Dearborn of North Hampton as surety, in the sum of £50, 
Aug. 30, 1782, to prosecute his suit on the bond of the adminis- 
trators; witnesses, Josiah Simpson, Nathaniel Parker.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £316. 15. 4, personal 
estate; expenditures, £305. 11. 3; mentions "Maintaining the 
Child of said deceased 6 Years"; allowed Aug. 23, 1799.] 

Rye in y year 1768 we the Committee Cap* Joseph Jenness 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 45 

Mr Jeremiah Bearry Seargent Rueben Multon, we have set off 
the thirds of his Estate wife of Mr Reuben Dearborn, She being 
the wife of Mr Joseph Libby Decesed we being call'd together 
again we theirfore do call it to Rememberence those minutes 
following our Act, A peace of Land which was a orchard lying 
on the road which Leads from Rye to Hampton & Joins on mr 
Peter Garland now being fenced allso a peace of Sack ground 
it being formerly the Estate of mr Joseph Libbey Decesed, we 
are call together this 20 day of March 1798 it being because that 
the return not being turn in to the Judge of probate, as it was 
left with Richard Jenness Esq"" Decesed who settled the Estate. 

Joseph Jenness 
Jeremiah Berry 
Reuben Moulton 

[Witnesses] Joseph Jenness Juner, Sam' B. Parker. 

Rye March 20*'' 1798 the within Named Jeremiah Beary 
Joseph Jenness and Reuben Moulton as a Comety apointed 
to Set of the thirds to the Estate of Joseph Lebee Late of Rye 
Deces'^ have Cairfully attended on Said buseness hav^e Sett of 
a pease of Orchiding Land and Bounded Beckford Lang on the 
North Daved Smeth on the East Peter Garland on the South 
and on a high way on the West it being about Six acers more or 
Less which We have Don to the Best of our Judgmen allso one 
acer of thatch ground in Sandey Beach pond Called 

Jeremiah Berry 
Joseph Jenness 
Reuben Moulton 

[Warrant, March 21, 1798, authorizing Joseph Jenness, gentle- 
man, Jeremiah Berry, and Reuben Moulton, yeomen, all of Rye, 
to appraise the annual rental value of the estate during the 
time it was occupied by Abraham Libby, late of Rye, now of 
Chester. They reported, June 4, 1798, that it should be $23.00 
per year for nineteen years.] 



46 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

SIMON FRENCH 1764 KINGSTON 

In the Name of God Amen : I Simon French of Kingston in the 
Province of New Hampshire Cordwainer * * * 

2ndiy J Give to Sarah my Beloved wife all my Household stufT 
Except two Brass Kettles my Bigest Iron pot & one Bed & the 
Beding Belonging to it to her absolute Disposal I also Give her 
the use of one Fire room in my house & any other Accomodation 
that she may need in upper room or Cellar & a Comfortable & 
plentiful! Support to be Bro't & Given her by my son David 
year by year & every year During her Natural Life 

3<^'y I Give & Devise to my son David all my Estate Both 
Real & personal Moveable & immoveable to him his Hiers & 
assigns forever Except what I have otherways Disposed of in this 
my Last will & he paing the Legacies herin ordred for him to 
pay Except my Homestead which I Give to my said son David 
During his Natural Life & at his Decease I order said Homestead 
to My Beloved Grandchild John French his Hiers & assigns for 
ever He allowing his mother the use & improvement of one 
third part of said Homestead During her Natural Life 

^thiy J Give to Aly Daughter Abigail now the wife of Obediah 
Elkins Five Pounds old tenor I having Given her a Large Portion 
of my Estate Before 

And I Do hereby Constitute & appoint my said son David 
French sole Executor * * * j^ witness where of I Do here 
unto set my hand & seal this Twenty Eighth Day of april one 
thousand seven Hundred & sixty four & in the fourth year of his 
majisties Reign 

Simon French 

[Witnesses] Ebenezer Long, Samuel fifield jun% Josiah Bartlett. 
[Proved Sept. 26, 1764.] 

[Bond of David French, yeoman, with Josiah Bartlett, physi- 
cian, as surety, both of Kingston, in the sum of £5000, Sept. 26, 
1764, for the execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker, 
William Vaughan.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 47 

EDMUND RAND 1764 HAMPTON 

In The Name of God Amen 

The fifth Day of May in the fourth Year of the Reign of King- 
George the third over great Britain &c Anno Domini 1764 I 
Edmund Rand of Hampton in the Province of New Hampshire 
in New England Husbandman being at this time tho weak in 
Body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter 
Sarah Smith and her Heirs Sixteen Dollers to be paid by my 
Executor within one Year after my Decease — 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter 
Martha Mason and her Heirs Sixteen Dollers to be paid by my 
Executor within one Year after my Decease — 

Item I give and bequeath unto the Heirs of my well beloved 
Daughter Mary Leavitt late of Hampton Deceas*^ sixteen Dollers 
to be paid within one Year after my Decease by my Executor — 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter 
Abigail Jenness and her Heirs Sixteen Dollers to be paid by my 
Excutor within one Year after my Decease — 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my wellbeloved Daughter 
Elizabeth Boynton and her Heirs Sixteen Dollers to be paid by 
my Executor within one Year after my Decease — 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my weell beloved son Thomas 
Rand and unto his Heirs and Assingns all my Estate Real and 
personel of what Nature or kind soever wheresoever to be 
found, ordering him to pay out the Legacies aforesaid — 

Lastly I Constitute and Appoint my said son Thomas Rand 
sole Executor to this my Will * * * 

his 
Edmund X Rand 
Marke 

[Witnesses] John Moulton, Charles Chase, Levi Dearborn. 
[Proved Aug. 30, 1769.] 



48 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOHN TWOMBLY 1764 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen I John Twombly of Dover in the 
Province of New Hampshire In New England yeoman being 
Sick & weak of Body * * * 

Imprimas I Give & Bequeath Unto my two Sons John Twom- 
bly & David Twombly & unto their heirs & assigns forever In 
Equal moieties or halves all my Homsted Land or farm where I 
now Dwell, together with all the orchard or orchards & Dwelling 
house & Barn or Barns & other Buildings standing or being upon 
the said Land or farm as also all the Land or Homsted farm In 
s*^ Dover that heretofore Belonged to My Honoured Father & 
Mother John Twombly & Sarah Twombly of s^ Dover Dec^ 
Containg Sixty acres more or Less together with all the or- 
chards Edifices or Buildings Standing thereon, it being the Same 
Land or farm whereon my Said father & mother Last Lived or 
Dwelt — as also thirty two acres of Land (more or Less) Lying 
on the westerly Side of Bellimons Bank river being the remaining 
part of the Same Land that my s*^ Honoured father purchased 
of Col° Paul Gerrish Dec^ Exclusive of twelve acres out of Said 
tract that I Sold to Paul Hanson as also all my Comon right In 
Said Dover not yet Sold or Laid out, which was Bequeathed to 
me by my s'^ father or was Given to me In the Division of Dover 
Town Commons, or by Purchase otherways or however my 
Said tracts of Land may be Decribed my will is that my Said 
two Sons John Twombly & David Twombly their heirs & assigns 
forever shall have hold & Enjoy all my Lands orchards & Build- 
ings of any Kind whatsoever Either In the Town of Dover or 
Elsewhere & if Either of my said two sons should Die before he 
Come of age or be married & Leave no Issue Lawfully Begotten 
of his Body, my will is that the Surviving Son his heirs & assigns 
for ever shall have hold Possess & Enjoy the whole of my Said 
Lands orchards & Buildings as afores^ — 

Item I Give & Bequeath Unto my Daughter Lydia Runnels 
one Likely Cow to be p'* & Delivered her or her heirs within the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 49 

term of four years next after my Decease By the Execu" (or 
Either of them) of this my Last will & Testament 

Item I Give & Bequeath Unto my Daughter Anne Purinton 
three Likely Grown Sheep to be p'^ to & D'^ her or her heirs 
within the term of four years next after my Decease by the 
Execu" or Either of them of this my Last will & Testament — 

Item I Give & Bequeath Unto my Daughter Sarah Twombly 
five hundred Pounds old Tenor, In value as money now is, al- 
lowing Dollars Equivealent to Six pounds old Tenor Each which 
Sum is to paid her In moveable Estate as Household Goods to be 
paid her when she shall arrive to the full Age of Eighteen years 
or at her marriage if it before She arrives to that age to be p^ her 
by my Said Execu" or Either of them. My will is that if my 
Said Daughter Sarah Should Die before she arrive to the age of 
Eighteen years or be married & Leave no Lawful Issue of her 
Body that the Said five hundred Pounds which I Bequeath*^ 
her as afores^ be paid her two Brothers John & David or to the 
Surviver if Either Should Die as aforesaid. 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Sister Martha Twombly the 
Sole use & Improvement of one Good fire room In my s^ Dwell- 
ing house & Suf^cient firewood for one fire the Summering & 
wintering of one Cow & all other Necessaries for her Comfortable 
Subsistance Until Such time as She Shall marry, & all to be 
allowed Procured & Provided for her by my Execu" or Either of 
them, but In Case She shall marry then my Said Execu" Shall be 
released from Performing y aforegoing Articles «& shall pay to 
her my said Sister Martha Twombly the Sum of two hundred 
pounds old Tenor In moveable Estate within the term of two 
years next after her marriage — 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Kinsman or Nephew Daniel 
Twombly two Likely Yearling Steers & one New suit of wareing 
apparrel to be p'* & Delivered him when he shall arrive at the full 
age of twenty one years by my Said Execu" or Either of them & 
my will is if my Said Nephew should be Bound out to a trade & 
Serve to the full age of twenty one years & not otherwise that my 



50 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Execu''^ or Either of them Give him a Suit of wareing apparrel 
Suitable for an apprentice to wear on working Dayes & my will 
is that if my Said Nephew should not Incline to Learn a trade & 
be Bound out that if he Sees fit he shall have Liberty of applying 
to my Execu" or Either of them for a reasonable support pro- 
vided he will Live with Either of them & behave himself in 
a Civil & orderly manner & my Estate shall Support him 
Until he shall arrive to the full age of twenty one years & no 
Longer 

Item. I Give & Bequeath unto my Loveing Wife Patience 
Twombly the whole of my moveable Estate of any Kind what- 
soever Either within Doors or without, mean^ household furni- 
ture Husbandry utensils, Cattle horses sheep & swine meaning 
all my moveable Estate whatsoever, together with the whole & 
sole Improvement of all my Real Estate orchards & Buildings 
Dureing her Continueing my widow or until my two sons or 
Either of them as afores'^ arrive to Lawful age or be married, & 
after to be as the Law Directs as to widows Dower — all which I 
Bequeath to my Said wife to Enable her to Discharge my Debts, 
Charges &'= & Bringing up & Supporting my Children & paying 
of Legacies as afores*^ — 

& I Do hereby Constitute & appoint my Said wife Patience 
Twombly & My Honoured father In Law Joseph Bunker, 
Either together or Seperate to be my sole Executors * * * 
In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal this 
fifth Day of may anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred & 
Sixty four — 

John twomble 

his 
[Witnesses] Richard X Casswell, Moses Varney, Eph" Han- 
son, mark 
[Proved Aug. 29, 1764.] 

[Bond of Patience Twombly, with Joseph Bunker and Moses 
Varney, both of Dover, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



Aug. 29, 1764, for the execution of the will; witnesses, William 
Parker, William Vaughan,] 



JOHN WINGATE 1764 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen, I John W^inget of Dover in y^ 
Province of New Hampshire in New England Gen* being Exer- 
cised with great Bodily Infirmities * * * 

Imprimis I Give unto my Beloved Wife Sarah Winget the free 
& full use & Improvement of Y^ Westerly half Part of my Dwell- 
ing House, viz: the lower Room, Chamber & Garret over it, & y^ 
Improvement of Such a Part of my Celler as She Shall have occa- 
tion of to Secure her own Stores, And also y" Improvement of 
Such a Part of my Barn as She Shall have occation of to house her 
Cattle & fodder And also y one fourth Part of y^ Produce of 
my Homestead Land of every kind; & my Will is that my S^ 
Wives Part of y" Several Crops, Shall be well & Seasonably 
Secured & housed, for her use, by my Sons Moses & Aaron 
Winget, or by thier Procurement, & at thier own Cost & Charge, 
yearly & every year, at thier Respective Havists, During y° 
Term of her Continuing my Widow, but in Case She Shall Marry, 
then my will is that She Shall have her Proper Dowry as by Law 
Established. My Will also is that my S"* Sons Moses & Aaron, 
Shall Procure good & Sufficient fire wood for my S*^ Wife at y° 
Door of her Dwelling House to Support one good fire Yearly & 
every Year, During y*' afores'd Term of her Continuing my 
Widow, if She Shall Require it. I also Give to my S'^ Wife Two 
Cows Six Sheep & one Swine to her own Disposal & y" use of all 
my Household goods & furniture During y" afores'd Term of her 
Continuing my widow. Except Such of them as are otherwise 
Dispos'd of by this Will. 

Item I Give unto my Son John Winget, & to his Heirs & As- 
signs for ever, abought Seventy or Eighty Acres of Land, be y° 



52 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Same more or less, Lying in y Parish of Madbury, where he 
now lives, being his Homestead Land, which I have also Con- 
vey'd unto him by one Deed of Gift. I also Give unto my S'' 
Son John & to his Heirs & Assigns forever forty Acres of Land 
in Rochester, viz: in my Second Division Lott in S*^ Town, 
which lyes upon or near y^ Chesnut Hills. 

Item I Give unto my Son Samuel Winget & to his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever, one Hundred Acres of Land lying in Rochester 
in y* first Division in S'^ Town where he now lives, which I have 
also Convey'd to him by one Deed of Gift. 

Item I Give unto my Son Daniel Winget & to his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever one Hundred Acres of Land lying in Rochester 
in y^ first Division in S^ Town, where he now lives, which I have 
also Conveyd unto him by one Deed of Gift. I also Give unto my 
s"* Sons Samuel & Daniel & to thier Heirs & Assigns for ever all 
my Right Title & Interest in & unto y" undivided Lands in S'* 
Rochester, to be Equally Divided between them. 

Item I Give unto my Son Joshua Winget & to his Heirs & 
assigns for ever, about Twenty five Acres of Land lying where 
he now lives, being his Homestead Land, which I have also 
Convey'd unto him by one Deed of Gift. 

Item I Give unto my Son Jonathan Winget & to his Heirs & 
Assigns for ever, Sixty Acres of Land lying in Rochester afores'd, 
viz; in my Second Division Lott in S*^ Town which lies upon or 
near y^ Chesnut Hills. 

Item I Give unto my two Sons Moses & Aaron Winget & to 
thier Heirs & Assigns for ever, all my Homestead Land where I 
now live together with my Dwelling House & Barn, & all other 
Buildings Standing upon S^ Land Reserving Such a Part of S*^ 
Dwelling House & Barn for y" use of my s'l Wife, During y^ 
Term of her Continuing my Widow, as is before mentioned. I 
also Give to my two Sons y^ s"^ Moses & Aaron & to thier Heirs 
& Assigns for ever, all my Land Salt Marsh & Thatch Beds lying 
between y^ main Road that leads from Dover Neck to Cochecha, 
& y'' Back River And also all my live Stock of Cattle Sheep 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 53 

Horse Kine & Swine, Except Such of them as I have otherwise 
disposed of in &: by this Will. I also Give unto them my s'* 
Sons Moses & Aaron all my farming Tackling & utensils & also 
one Black walnut Desk, which Commonly Stands in my west- 
erly lower Room & also my large Brass Kittle. I do also Give 
unto my s'' Sons Moses & Aaron & to thier Heirs & Assigns for 
ever, one Hundred & forty Acres of Land lying in Rochester 
afores'd, viz: in my s'^ Second Division Lott, in S'^ Town which 
lyes upon or near y" Chesnut Hills. And it is here to be noted 
that all y" Articles given in this will to y" s<^ Moses & Aaron 
Joyntly are to be Equally Divided between them. 

Item. I Give unto my Daughters, viz: Sarah Ham Anna & 
Mehettabel Winget & to thier Heirs & Assigns for ever all my 
Land in y Third Division in Rochester afores'd to be Equally 
Divided among them. I also Give unto Each of my s'^ Daugh- 
ters two Hundred Pounds, old Tenor, to be Paid them by my 
s^ Sons Aioses & Aaron, out of y" Produce of y'' Land which I 
have Given them, viz; Two Hundred Pounds to my s'^ Daugh- 
ter Sarah within y" Term of one year after my Decease, & two 
Hundred Pounds to my s'' Daughter Anna within y^ Term of 
two Years after my Decease, & two Hundred Pounds to my s'^ 
Daughter Mehettabel within y*= Term of three Years after my 
Decease. And my Will is that my s^ Daughters Anna & Mehet- 
tabel Shall be as well Provided for & furnished in every Respect 
by my s*^ Sons Moses & Aaron, at thier Respective Marriages, as 
my s'^ Daughter Sarah was by me, at her Marriage. And at y 
Decease of my s*^ Wife I Give unto my s'* Daughters Sarah 
Anna & Mehettable all my Household Goods & furniture to be 
Equally Divided among them; Except one Black Walnut Desk, 
& one Brass Kittle which I have by this will Given to my s*^ 
Sons Moses & Aaron. 

And I do hereby Constitute make & ordain my s'* Son Moses 
Winget, my Sole Executor * * * 

In Witness whereof I do hereunto Set my Hand & Seal the 
Twelfth day of May Anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hun- 



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dred & Sixty four, and in the fourth year of ye Reign of his 
Majesty King George ye Third. 

His 
John X Winget 
Mark 

[Witnessess] Moses Winget, Jon** Bickford, W" Hanson j'. 
[Proved Sept. 26, 1764.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 26, 1764, authorizing Jonathan Bickford, 
yeoman, and William Hanson, Jr., both of Dover, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 20, 1764; amount, £32,926. 15. o; signed by 
John Bickford and William Hanson, Jr.] 



DAVID EMERSON 1764 PLAISTOW 

In the Name of God Amen this twelveth Day of may anno 
Domini one thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty four I David 
Emerson of Plastow in the province of Newhampshire in New 
England yemon * * * 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my well Beloved Sun David 
Teen Shillings New tenor of Said province to be paid by my 
Executor here after named in twelve mongths after my De- 
ceace — - 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my well Beloved Sun Phillip 
Teen Shillings New tenor of s'^ province over and above what he 
hath already Recived to be paid by my Executor here after 
named in twelve mongths after my Disceas 

Itim I Give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Dafter 
Sarah Kimbell Teen Shillings New tenor over and above what 
Shee hath alreadey Recived to be paid by my Executor here 
after named in twelve mongths after my Deceas 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my well Beloved Dafter 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 55 

Marah twentey five Pounds New tenor of s'^ province or Equivo- 
lant in Spanish mild DoUors at Six pound old ten"" p"" Dollor and 
also an heffer of a bout three years old to be paid by my Executor 
in twelve mongths after my Deceas — 

Iti™ I Give and Bequeath unto my well Beloved Grandsun 
Daniel Greenough Son of my Dafter Hannah Greenough Deceast 
Two pounds teen shillings New tenor or Equivolant there to in 
Spanish mild Dollors at Six pounds old tino'' p'' Dollor, to be 
paid by my Executor hereafter named after my Diceace when he 
Shall a Rive to the age of twentey one years 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my well Beloved Sun 
Daniel all my Real Estate in s'^ plastow being my homestead 
after my wifes Deceace or marring again after my Death with 
my wareing apparril 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my well Beloved wife 
Hannah all the Incum and Improvment of the whole of my Real 
Estate so long as she Remains my widow or till marring again 
after my Deceas (that is to Say) all my Household Gods and 
Cattel and farming utenchels after my Debtes and funeral 
Charges and Legacies are paid as Before ordred and I Do here 
By Constitute and apointe my said wife Hannah my sole execu- 
trix * * * 

his 
David X Emerson 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Nath^' Burpee, Dustin Chaney, Samuel Little 
Jun^ 

[Proved June 13, 1764.] 

[Warrant, June 14, 1764, authorizing Moses Stevens and 
Nathaniel Burpee, both of Plaistow, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 24, 1764; amount, £2007. 11. o; signed by 
Moses Stevens and Nathaniel Burpee.] 



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ABIGAIL PERKINS 1764 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Abigail Perkins of Hampton 
granted to her husband, James Perkins, May 14, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 244.] 

[Bond of James Perkins of Hampton, yeoman, with Thomas 
Rand of Hampton, yeoman, and Hunking Wentworth of Ports- 
mouth as sureties, in the sum of £500, May 14, 1764, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, Joseph Wentworth, 
John ColHer.] 



JOSIAH JOHNSON 1764 PELHAM 

In the Name of God, Amen: I Josiah Johnson, of Pellham, In 
the Province of New Hampshire yeoman; Being very Sick & 
Weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis. I Give & Bequeath To EHsabeth my Dearely 
Beloved wife the use and Improvement of my Dwelling House 
where I now Dwell with Suitable and Conveniant yard Room 
around Said House and y" use of y" Land on y Easterly End of 
said House y*" width of y same till it Gums to y Road ; and allso 
a Good Gardin Spot on my Homested Farme of one Quarter of 
a acre where She Shall Choose y" Same Dureing her Nattureal 
Life: S** House to be Kept In Good Repare & S*^ Gardin Spot 
well Fenced and In Good Manure b}^ my Executor for her 
Dureing s'' Term. I allso Give to my S*^ Wife y" use and Im- 
provement of all my Household Goods Dureing her Nattureal 
Life : And allso y" use of a Good milch Cow to be provided and 
Kept well for her from Time to Time by my s^ Executor on my 
Homested Farme Dureing y s<^ Elisabeths nattural Life : I allso 
Give to her my s"^ Wife; One Hundred pound Weight of Poark, 
and Fifty Weight of Beefe Twelve Bushil of Indian Corn, Six 
Bushil of Good marchantable Rye, halfe a Bushill of Beans, 
three pecks of maltt thre pecks of Salt, Twoo Barrills of Cyder; 



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& Twenty pound of Flax from y*' Swingle, and Six pound of 
Sheeps Wooll, and one Gallon of Molasses; annually: that is to 
say that Quantity of Poark Beaf, Grain, mallt, Sallt, Beans, 
Cyder, Flax, Wool, and Molasses; as before Innumerated To be 
provided for & Deliverd to her my S** wife annualy by my 
Executor In the most proper season In each year Duering her 
Nattureal Life; my will is allso that my S'^ Executor Constantly 
provide for her my Said Wife a Sofitiancy of Fire wood Cut fit 
for her Fire and Laid Conveniant To her Door at my s*^ Dwelling 
House from Time to Time Dureing her Nattureal Life, & That 
he allso Constantly provide for her a Horse to Ride to meeting 
and on all other occasions as She Shall Have occasion Dureing 
S*^ Term, And In Case of Sickness to provid for her Nusing & 
Phissick and attendance. 

Item I Give and Bequeath to My Son Josiah Johnson & to 
his Heirs and assignes Thirty seven pounds Sterling mony of 
Great Britain That is That Vallue is to be set of to him the s"* 
Josiah In Lands out of That part of my Lands In S^ Pellham 
that Lyes adjoyning on Seth Wymans Lands the S'^ Thirty 
Seven pounds Worth of Lands to be apprised & Set of to y^ 
Said Joseph In a Reguler Form by a Committe apointd by y" 
Judge of probate or agreed on by my Sons Josiah and Ezra, for 
that purpose s^ Committe Being First Swourn to act Impartialy 
therein I allso Give to him y^ s'^ Josiah my Horse and Horse 
Firniture, & a Cow. 

Item I Give To my Sons David and William the Sum of 
Fifteen pounds Sterling mony Each to be paid to them by my 
Sons Josiah & Ezra When the S*^ David arives to y" aig of 
Twenty Two years he is to Receve his Said Fifteen pounds Sterl- 
ing & y s*^ William is to Receive his said fifteen pounds when he 
arives to y" age of Twenty Two years; and if y" s'^ David & 
William or Either of them Shall Decease Before they arive to 
Twenty Two years of aig and Leave any Lawfull Issue then 
their Donation that is so Deceas* is to Decend to their and 
Each of their Respective Lawfull Heirs and if they or Either of 



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them the s^ David or WilHam Shall Decease without Lawfull 
Issue then y s'^ Donation of them So Deceast is to be Equaly 
Divided amoungst y^ Surviveing Bretherin. 

Item I Give to my Daughter Elisabeth Trull Five pounds 
Sterling mony of Great Britain to be paid to her or her Heirs by 
my S"^ Sons Josiah & Ezra In Two years after my Decease : which 
with what I have Before and other ways Given to her is what I 
Determine to be the full of her part and portion In my estate. 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Hawood ; 
& Susanah Sheed, the Sum of Six pounds Sterling mony Each to 
be paid to them and to Each of them or their Heirs by my s'^ 
Sons Josiah, and Ezra In Two years after my Decease, which is 
to be In full of their and each of their Respective portions In 
my estate. 

Item I Give to my Daughter Hannah the sum of Six pounds 
Sterling mony of Great Britain To be paid to her When She 
arives to the Age of Twenty one years or at Marraiage if she 
maries Before she arives to that age ; which is what I Determine 
for the full of her portion In my Estate. 

Item I Give and Bequeath To my Said Two Sons Josiah 
Johnson and Ezra Johnson; and to their Heirs and assigns for 
Ever; all the Remainder of my Estate Both Real & personal 
(that is not before willed and Bequeathed In this will) To be 
Equally Divided Between them their Heirs: In Equal Halves, 
they paying all my Just Debts Funiral Charge and the Legacys 
mentioned in this will to be paid to their Brothers and sisters 
In Equal Halves (Viz) y S^ Josiah is to pay the one halfe of my 
said Just Debts Funiral Charge and the Legacys mentioned in 
this will to be paid to my Sons and Daughters and the s'^ Ezra 
is to pay the other halfe thereof: and y^ s^ Josiah is to provide 
for my wife as within mentioned at his own proper Cost out of 
what I have Given him as first mentioned : and my will is that 
y^ s^ Josiah and s<^ Ezra Shall allso Bear the one half each of my 
wives Funeral when Shee Shall Decease. 

And my will Further is That if the Said Ezra Shall Refuse or 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 59 

Neglect to pay his halfe or moiety Herein Determined for him to 
pay by y" Times therein Perfixt That Then my Executor is 
Hereby Dezired and Impowered To make Sail of So much of 
my Lands as to pay all Such Debts and Legacys Before Divission 
thereon be made, and after my wifes Decease such of my s"^ 
Houshold Goods as shall Remain I Give to y s'^ Josiah & Ezra & 
to their Heirs & assignes 

And I Do Hereby Constitute, ordain, and make, my Son 
Josiah Johnson The Sole Executor * * * 

In Wittness whereof I the aforementioned Josiah Johnson 
Have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Fourteenth Day of May 
In the Fourth year of His Majestys Reign : Annogn domini : 1764. 

his 
Josiah X Johnson 
mark 

[Witnesses] Joseph Butler, John Hamblet, Jn° Varnum. 
[Proved Aug. 29, 1764.] 

[Bond of Josiah Johnson, with Joseph Butler and Aaron 
Wyman as sureties, all of Pelham, in the sum of £500, Aug. 29, 
1764, for the execution of the will; witness, William Vaughan.] 



NATHAN BATCHELDER 1764 KENSINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen this twenty first day of May 
Anno Domini 1764 In the fourth year of his Majestys Reign I 
Nathan Bachelder of the Parish of Kensington in the Province 
of New Hampshire Yeoman * * * 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my wellbeloved wife Elisabeth 
my Clock and all my moveables within Doors to her Own Proper 
Use to Dispose of as she Pleases, I also give her the Improvement 
of One third Part of My Buildings and Lands in Kensington 
During her Natural Life: I Also Give her the Improvement of all 
my Stock of Creatures (Except my Horse) so long as she shall 



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Remain my widow: and as to my Horse my will is that my 
Mother Abigail Bachelder And my said Wife Elisabeth shall 
have the Improvement of him Equally Between them to be kept 
Equally between them, and in Case my Said Wife shall Marry 
Again then she is to have two Cows to her own Disposal, and 
the Remainder of my Stock of Creatures and my Husbandry 
Tools at her Marriage or Decease to go to my Son John Bachel- 
der, and further I Give to my Said Wife During the time she 
shall Remain my widow Or untill my Son John shall arrive at the 
age of twenty one years if that should happen before her mar- 
riage the Improvement of all my Estate not Otherwise Disposed 
of in this my Will 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Brother Benjamin Bachelder 
his heirs And Assigns a Certain Piece of Salt Marsh lying near 
the Steep Banks so Called Containing About One Acre: Also the 
Improvement of two acres of my Meadow Joyning to Jonathan 
Crams Meadow And Also the keeping of three sheep on my 
Place Summer And winter for five years after my Decease I also 
give him a Note of hand which I have Against Reuben Moulton 
of Rye for forty two Pounds 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Son John Bachelder his 
heirs And assigns forever all my Estate Real And Personal not 
Otherwise Disposed of in this my will to Come into the Im- 
provement thereof at Such time as shall be Consistent with the 
Improvement before mentioned in this my will to belong to my 
wife : Provided Nevertheless that if my Said Son John Bachelder 
shall Dye before he shall Arrive at the Age of twenty one Years 
without an heir Lawfully begotten of his Body then my will is 
that what is here mentioned to be Given to my Said Son John 
shall go to my wife Elisabeth and my Brother Benjamin before 
mentioned to them their heirs and assigns in Equal Shares to be 
Equally Divided between them as to Quantity & Quality My 
said Brother Benjamin Paying ten Dollars to Each of my Sisters 
viz Sanborn, Shaw, Sherburne, Lane And Dow which is the 
Condition of his holding the half here given him 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 6 1 

And further my will is that as to the Payment of my Debts 
And funeral Charges the Same shall be paid Out of what Debts 
are due to me so far as they will answer and the Remainder out 
of my Stock of Creatures 

Lastly I do by these presents Constitute and appoint my well- 
beloved wife Elisabeth and my Cousin Nath" Bachelder Execu- 
trix and Executor * * * 

Nathan Batchelder 

[Witnesses] Nath'^ Healey Juns Winthrop Rowe, Enoch Page. 
[Proved March 27, 1765.] 

[Warrant, March 27, 1765, authorizing Benjamin Rowe and 
Nathaniel Healey, gentleman, both of Kensington, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 9, 1765; amount, £12,637. O- o; signed by 
Benjamin Rowe and Nathaniel Healey.] 

[Bond of F>ancis Locke, yeoman, with Richard Jenness, 3d, 
and Jeremiah Locke, yeoman, as sureties, all of Rye, in the sum 
of £500, April 27, 1768, for the guardianship of John Batchelder, 
aged less than 14 years, son of Nathan Batchelder; witnesses, 
William Parker, Joseph Moulton.] 

[Account of Winthrop Rowe, administrator; receipts, £161. 
15. O; expenditures, £167. 6. 8^; mentions "Elizabeth Lock 
late wife of said Deceased. . . . Francis Lock Guardian of the 
Son of Said Deceased"; allowed Dec. 6, 1769.] 



THOMAS AYERS 1764 GREENLAND 

In the Name of God amen the third day of June one thousand 
Seven Hindred and Sixty four I thomas Ayers of Greenland in 
the Province of New Hampshire yeoman Being Very Sick & 
week in Body * * * 



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Imprimis I Give to my Well beloved Son thomas Ayers the 
quarter Part of my Land In the Ceder Swomp Lying in Ports- 
mouth also the one quarter Part of all my Land Lying & being 
in Greenland acording to quantity and quality to him & to his 
Heirs and assigns forever 

Item I Give to my Well beloved Son Samuel ayers the quarter 
Part of my Land in Ceder Swomp Lying in Portsmouth also the 
quarter Part of all my Land Lying & being in Greenland acording 
to quantity and quality to him and to his Heirs and assigns 
forever 

Item I Give to my Well Beloved Son John ayers the quarter 
Part of my Land in Ceder Swomp Lying in Portsmouth also the 
quarter Part of all my Land Lying & being in Greenland acord- 
ing to quantity and quality to him and to his Heirs and assigns 
forever also the one halfe of my house & Barn 

Item I Give to my Well Beloved Son Palatier ayers the quar- 
ter Part of my Land in Ceder Swomp Lying in Portsmouth also 
the quarter Part of all my Land Lying & Being in Greenland 
acording to quantity & quality to him & to his Heirs & assigns 
forever 

Itam I Give to my well Beloved Daughter Ruth Rolans the 
one quarter part of all my household Goods not other Ways 
Disposed of in this my Last will 

Itam I Give to my well Beloved Daughter Hannah Neall the 
one quarter part of all my Household Goods not other ways 
Disposed of in this my Last will 

Itam I Give to my well Beloved Daughter Mehetable Back the 
one quarter part of all my Household Goods not other ways 
Disposed of in this my Last will 

Itam I Give to my well Beloved Daughter olive Johnson the 
one quarter part of all my Household Goods not other ways 
Disposed of in this my Last will 

Itam I Give to my well Beloved Daughter Mary ayers fifty 
pounds New tenor to be paid her by my four Sons namly 
thomas Sam' John and Palatier their Eaqule part to be paid 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 63 

her within three mounths after my Decease I also Give her my 
Daughter mary one Bed & Bedstead & Beding which She Lodges 
on also one hefer two years old to be Delevered by my Executors 
next march also on Iron Pot one worming Pan one Loocking 
Glas two Spining Weels four chares one tabel the 4 feet ovel tabel 

Itam I Give to my four Grand Daughters namly Ruth ayers 
mary ayers Priscilla ayers & Elezebeth Ayers five Shillings Each 
of them : to be paid them by my Executors 

Itam I Give to my Grand Daughter Precilla ayers one Bed 
Beding & Bedstead 

Itam my will further is that all my Just Debts and furnall 
Charges be paid by my Executors with in four months after my 
Decease and to be paid out of my Stock of Catle and Parsnal 
Estate and that all that Remaings over and above of my Parsnal 
Estate to be Eaquely Devided Betwext my four Sons thomas 
Sam' John & Palatier 

I Like wise Constitute make & ordain my two Sons namely 
Sam' ayers & John ayers Sole Executors * * * 

Thomas Ayers 

[Witnesses] Joshua Haines, Philip Babb Juner, Rich'' Jenness 

3'- 

[Proved July 25, 1764.] 

[Bond of Samuel Ayers and John Ayers, both of Greenland, 
yeomen, with Richard Jenness, 3'', as surety, in the sum of 
£500, July 25, 1764, for the execution of the will; witnesses, 
William Parker, William Vaughan.] 



HENRY BUZZELL 1764 BARRINGTON 

In the name of god amen the ninth Day of June one thousand 
Seven hundred and Sixty four I henry Bussel of barington in the 
province of newhampshire being aged and well stricken in 
years * * * 



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Imprimis, I will & bequeath unto My Loving wife Judith 
Bussell one third of all my Real Estate During her Natural Life 
& all my personal Estate Excepting what is Disposed of other 
ways in these presents, also I will & Bequeath unto her the In- 
come & profits of all my Lands in Barington untill my Son 
Thomas Comes of age & of my Land in madbury untill my two 
Sons paul & henry are twenty one years old 

Item I will & Bequeath unto my Son Nathaniel one Iron 
Chain and one half of an Iron tooth harrow he having received 
his part of my Estate already by a Deed — 

Item I will & Bequeath unto my Son Thomas all my Lands 
in the Town of Barington to Come into his hands at the age of 
twenty one years & be & Remain to him his heirs & assigns 
forever, Excepting one third to his mother During her life also 
one yoke of Oxen & one half of an Iron tooth harrow & 3 Iron 
Chains and a plow & hoops & Boxes for a p' Cart wheels 

Item I will & Bequeath unto my Son Paul one half of my 
Land in the parish of madbury according to Quantity and Qual- 
ity to Come into his hands at the age of Twenty one years & 
Remain to him his heirs and assigns forever — 

Item I will and bequeath unto my son henry one half of my 
Land in the parish of madbury according to Quantity & Quality 
to Come into his hands at the age of twenty one years & be & 
Remain to him his heirs & assigns forever 

Item I will & Bequeath unto my Daughter Jean Two Pewter 
platters now mark^ J B & three pewter plates & one large Iron 
kettle to be & come to her I mediately after my Decease Except- 
ing the Iron kettle which is to Remain to her mother During 
her life — 

Item I will & Bequeath unto my five Daughters Jean abigail 
Margaret mary and Dorcas four hundred & fifty pounds old 
Tenor Now in the hands of Ebenezer Demerit of madbury to be 
Equally Divided amoungst them — but if Said money Should be 
Taken out of Said Demerits hands before my Decease then it is 
my will that the said sum of four hundred & fifty old Tenor be 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 65 

paid by my Son Thomas within seven years after my Decease 
amoungst My said Daughters Equally 

I Do also Constitute my wife Judith Sole Executrix * * * 

his 

Henry X Busseli 

mark 

[Witnesses] Samuel Roberts, Job Demeret Juner, Eli Demeritt 
Juner. 

[Proved Aug. 26, 1767.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 26, 1767, authorizing Mark Hunking and 
Francis Winkley, yeoman, both of Harrington, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 13, 1767; amount, £319. i . o ; signed by Mark 
Hunking and Francis Winkley, Jr.] 



SAMUEL FROST 1764 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God amen, The fourteenth Day of June in 
the Year of our Lord Christ 1764, I Samuel Frost of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire Mariner being Sick and weak 
in Body and Sensable of My Mortality * * * 

I Give unto my Beloved Wife Sarah Frost the use and Im- 
provement of my present Dwelling House and the Land to the 
Same belonging also a lot of Land to the northward of my Said 
house however the Said Lands are butted and bounded also all 
the Rest of my Estate not herein otherways Willed and ordered 
to be Disposed of During her my Said Wife Sarah's natural Life, 
and what shall be left of my Estate at the time of the Decease of 
my Said Wife Sarah I order to be Divided among all my Survive- 
ing Children as the Law directs 

I Give unto my Son Samuel Frost all my Wearing Apparel 
my Watch and Gun, Also fifty pounds in money old Tenor or 
Equal to Said Sum of fifty pounds old Tenor as it now passeth 



66 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

in other Currancy to be paid him when he my Said Son Samuel 
Shall be of Lawful age by my Executors out of my Estate. 

I Give unto my Daughter Sarah Frost the Sum of Twenty 
five pounds old Tenor Money or the full value thereof as it now 
passeth in other Currancey, to be paid her by my Executors out 
of my Estate when She my Said Daughter Sarah Shall be Eight- 
een years of age. 

I Give unto my Daughter Mary Frost the Sum of Twenty five 
pounds money old Tenor or its value as now Reckoned, in other 
Currancey to be paid her out of my Estate when She my Said 
Daughter Mary Shall be Eighteen Years of age by my Executors. 

I Give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Frost the Sum of Twenty 
five pounds Money old Tenor or its value as now reckoned in 
other Currancey to be paid her out of My Estate when She My 
Said Daughter Elizabeth shall be Eighteen Years of age by my 
Executors 

And I Will and order that the Dwelling House and all my 
Lands that formerly Did belong to Edward Cate Late of Ports- 
mouth Housewright Deceased Scituate in Portsmouth aforesaid 
on the South Side of the Highway that Leads from Pickerin's 
Mills to the plains (So Called) be Sold a Convenient time after 
My Decease by my Executors in order to pay my Debts and to 
Support my Wife and Children partly 

And I Do hereby Constitute and appoint Cap* James Stoodley 
of Portsm" in New Hampshire Gent, and my Wife Sarah Frost 
to be Executors * * * 

Sam^^ Frost 

[Witnesses] A. R. Cutter, Edmund Davis, Joanar Vicker. 
[Proved Aug. 7, 1764.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 9, 1764, authorizing Hunking Wentworth and 
John Shackford, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 24, 1765; amount, £15,807. 15. o; signed 
by Hunking Wentworth and John Shackford.] 



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[License to the executor, Joshua Wentworth, May 12, 1766, 
to sell real estate; mentions Sarah Frost as deceased.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Dec. 30, 1767; amount, 
£766. 7. 5; signed by Samuel Penhallow and William Knight.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £608. 11. 6; expenditures, 
£65. 3. 4K; allowed Feb. 23, 1768.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £766. 7. 5; amount 
distributed, £543. 8. o; allowed April 2, 1768.] 



MOSES PERKINS 1764 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Moses Perkins of Hampton in the 
Province of New Hampshire In New England Husbandman 
being apprehensive of my approaching Dissolution * * * 

Item I hereby Constitute & appoint James Perkins my well 
Beloved Son Sole Executor of this my will & Testament 

Item I hereby will and ordain that out of my Estate all my 
Just Debts be Duely paid in a Reasonable time by my Said 
Executor 

Item I Give and bequeath to my well beloved wife (Hannah 
Perkins) the Improvement of the Easterly end of my House so 
long as She Remains my widow Saveing what is herein after 
otherwise Desposed off I also give to my said wife the benefit & 
Improvement of two Good milch Cows well kept yearly also 
twelve Cords of Good firewood, one hundred weight of Good 
pork. Sixty pounds of Good Beef, Eight bushels of Indian Corn, 
two bushels of mault, two bushels of English grain. Eight pounds 
off Sheeps wooll three pounds of Cotton wooll; Eight pounds of 
flax from the Swingel: four Gallons of molasses; two Gallons of 
Rum; ten pounds of Sugar; two barrills of Cyder & twenty 
pounds of tobacco all to be Yearly & seasonably provided for my 
aforesaid wife (During the time She remains my widow) by my 



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aforesaid Executor I also Give to my said wife the Improvement 
of a Gardain back of my house Sufficient for her use and the Im- 
provement of my household Goods which I have not hereafter 
Desposed off So long as She Remains my Widow and all the 
household Goods Which She brought to me at marrage or 
have acquired from that time to be at her Desposal as she Shall 
think fitt ; further it is my will that my Said wife Shall have all 
Necessary attendance in Sickness & health to be Seasonably 
provided her by my Said Executor So long as She Remains my 
Widow 

Item I Give to my Son Samuel Perkins five pounds old Ten"" to 
be paid out of my Estate in one year after my Decease by my 
Said Executor — 

Item I Give to my Son David Perkins one hundred and fifty 
pounds old Ten'' and one Good Cow to be paid out of my Estate 
in one year after my Decease by my Said Executor &c — 

Item I Give to my Son Moses Perkins one hundred & fifty 
pounds old Ten"" & one Good Cow to be paid out of my Estate in 
one year after my Decease by my Said Executor 

Item I Give to my Son Jonathan Perkins one hundred & fifty 
pounds old Ten"" & one Cow to be paid out of my Estate in two 
Years after my Decease by my Said Executor 

Item I Give to my Son Reuben Perkins one hundred & fifty 
pounds old Ten'' and a Cow & my Gun to be paid out of my 
Estate in three years after my Decease by My Said Executor — 

Item — I Give to my Daughter Sarah Lane wife of Isaiah 
Lane twenty pounds old Ten'' to be paid out of my Estate by my 
Said Executor in one Year after my Decease 

Item I Give to my Daughter Betty Lane wife of Josiah Lane 
twenty pounds old Ten"" to be paid out of my Estate in one year 
after my Decease by Said Executor — 

Item I Give to my Daughter Mary Perkins one feather bed & 
furniture and as much and as Good household Goods & furniture 
as I have heretofore Given to Either of my before Named 
Daughters when they were married and also as much and as 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 69 

Good Cloathing together with twenty pounds old Ten"^ &'a good 
Cow all to be paid out of my Estate at her marrage by my Said 
Executor and If She Shall Remain unmarried till She Shall be 
twenty years old to have the vallew thereof in money: I also 
Give to my Said Daughter Mary the Priviledg of liveing in the 
Easterly part of my Dwelling house So long as She Shall Re- 
main unmarried 

Item I also Give to my before mentioned three Daughters 
(viz) Sarah Bettey & Mary all my household Goods & furniture 
(Excepting one bed & furniture which I have herein after given 
to my Son James) to be Equally Divdded betwixt them at the 
Decease of my wife or as Soon as She Shall marry 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son James Purkins my 
aforesaid Executor all the Residue and Remainder of my Es- 
tate Real & Personal whatever & wherever that Doth of Right 
belong to me to him the Said James Purkins & his Heirs & as- 
signs to his and their use & Benefit forever; Hereby Ratifying 
this aforewritten as my last will & Testiment and do declare nul 
& Void all other Bequests, Wills Testiments or Codicils what- 
soever Dated this Nineteenth Day of June 1764 and in the 4th 
Year of his Majestys Reign 

Moses Perkins 

[Witnesses] John moulton juner, Benjamin Batchelder, Nathan 
Brown. 

[Proved Aug. 28, 1765.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 28, 1765, authorizing Samuel Dow and Ben- 
jamin Batchelder, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 21, 1765; amount, £463. i. o; signed by 
Samuel Dow and Benjamin Batchelder.] 



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LUKE MILLS 1764 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God, Amen 

I Luke Mills of Portsmouth, in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire, in New England, Mariner, calling to mind the Frailty of 
human Nature, and the Uncertainty of Life, though at present 
weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis, I order and direct, and my Will is. That any two of 
my Executors hereafter mentioned, do sell that my new House 
and Land adjoining, opposite the Mansion House of Mathew 
Livermore, Esq"' in Portsmouth, and now in the occupation of 
Dennis Drew, Carpenter, and out of the Money arising from the 
Sale thereof, I will that my just Debts and Funeral Expences be 
duly, honorably and seasonably paid and discharged 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Deborah, the 
Use and Improvement of all the Residue of my Real Estate, and 
all my Houshold Furniture, as per Inventory & Apprisement to 
be taken thereof by my Executors, until my Son Elligood arrives 
to the Age of twenty one Years after which Time, she shall deliver 
up the Possession of Such Part of my Real Estate and Furniture 
as I shall hereafter give to him and his Heirs in this my Will — 

I further will, That after the Term aforesaid my Wife do still 
keep, use and possess all the rest of my Real Estate, and Hous- 
hold Furniture, as per Inventory and Apprisement aforesaid, 
until my Daughter Mary arrives to the Age of twenty Years or is 
Married — after which Terms my said Wife is to Surrender 
Possession to my said Daughter Mary, all such Real Estate as I 
shall hereafter give and devise to her and her Heirs — Further- 
more, my Will is. That my said Wife, after the full Age of my 
said Son Elligood, shall keep, hold, use, improve, occupy, and 
possess during her natural Life, the one half of the House wherein 
I now dwell, with the garden adjoining, and the one half of the 
Wharfe, Warehouses, and all the Privileges thereof, excepting 
what I shall hereafter give and devise to my said Daughter Mary 
and her Heirs, out of the same, in this my last Will — Further- 



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more, My will is, That my wife have my Cow, with the Privilege 
of the Pasture which I bought of John Savage, to pasture a Cow 
in during her natural Life — Furthermore, I will that after my 
Daughter Mary arrives to the Age of twenty years aforesaid, or 
be married, that any two of my Executors shall equally divide 
my Houshold Furniture, and take an Inventory of the Same; 
and also all the Monies that may be in their Hands, after my 
Debts and Funeral Expences and Legacies are duly paid; and 
that they do deliver one half to my beloved Wife Deborah, for 
her L^se, during her natural Life, she giving Security to my other 
Executors that after her Decease, the said half of the Houshold 
Furniture, saving what may be judg'd reasonable to allow for 
Ware, &'" And the sum of money so delivered her by them, 
shall be returned to them or the Survivor of them; or in Case of 
both their Decease, to the then Judge of Probate for the Province 
of New Hampshire, to be delivered to my Daughter Mary and 
her Heirs forever — 

Item, As my Son Luke Mills hath not behaved towards me as 
becomes the Duty of a Child, I give and bequeath to him, so soon 
as my Executors shall think proper. Ten Pounds Sterling and a 
full Suit of Apparell; and this I give in full of all such Part, 
Portion or Share that my said Son shall have in and to my 
Estate, from which I disinherit him forever hereby — 

Item, I give and bequeath to my Son Elligood and his Heirs, 
and Assigns, after he arrives to the Age of twenty one Years, 
the one half of my Dwelling House and Garden, Wharfe and 
Warehouses, saving what I have reserved out of the Same for my 
Daughter Mary — and after the Decease of my Wife, I give to 
my said Son Elligood his Heirs and assigns the other half of my 
said Dwelling House, Garden, Wharfe and Warehouses, with all 
the Privileges thereto belonging — I also give and bequeath to 
my said Son, his Heirs and Assigns, the one half of my Pasture 
Ground, which I bought of John Savage, reserving the Pasturing 
a Cow for my Wife during her Life — I also give him all my 
Wearing Apparel, a good Feather Bed and Bedding, my Chimney 



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Glass, my large Silver Can, my best Gun, my Sea Books and 
Instruments, my two largest China Bowls, and my great Bible 

Item, I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary her Heirs 
and Assigns, after she comes to the Age of twenty years, or is 
Married, to the Satisfaction of any two of my Executors before 
that Term, a Lot of Land to be taken out of my Garden belong- 
ing to my Mansion House, beginning at the westerly End 
thereof, and running down Easterly towards the River fronting 
on the Lane between my Land and M'' Thomas Wentworths 
eighty Feet, thence Northerly across Said Garden, to Land of 
Jeremiah Wheelwrights, thence Westerly eighty Feet to the Land 
of Ebenezer Jose's Heirs; thence Southerly to the first Bounds, 
with the Barn standing on the Said Lot. — I also give and be- 
queath to my said daughter Mary her Heirs and assigns the 
other half of my Pasture Ground aforesaid, reserving the 
Privilege for my Wife to pasture a Cow during her Life — I also 
give to my said Daughter Mary, after she arrives to the Age of 
twenty years, or is married, as aforesaid, the other half of my 
Houshold Furniture, as the same may be divided by my Execu- 
tors in manner aforesaid, and that the same be delivered to her; 
but the one half of all Monies and Debts received in after Pay- 
ment of my Debts, Funeral Expences and Legacies, the same be 
put to Interest by my Executors till my said Daughter Mary 
arrives to the Age or Marriage aforesaid, and after that Time the 
said monies to given her for her sole Use forever 

Item, Whereas I have given my Wife the Improvement of one 
half of my Houshold Furniture and a sum of money according 
to her Security, my will is, that the same after her Decease be 
given to my Daughter aforesaid by my Executors or the Survivor 
of them, or by the Judge of Probate aforesaid — 

Item, I will that all my other Estate Real and Personal, not 
before expressed herein, shall be equally divided between my 
said Son Ellingood and my said Daughter Mary 

Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved Wife 
Deborah my good friends Andrew Clarkson and John Wendell, 



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all of Portsmouth aforesaid, or any two of them, to be the 
Executors * * * 

In Witness whereof I the Said Luke Mills have hereunto set 
my Hand & Seal at Portsmouth this Twentieth Day of June 
one thousand seven hundred and sixty four 

Luke Mills 

[Witnesses] Caleb Beck, Nath:ll Sanbun, sarah meserve. 
[Proved Aug. 29, 1764.] 



JOHN ABBOTT 1764 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen the Twenty Second Day of June 
Anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty four, I 
John Abbot of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hampshire 
Fisherman being Advanced in Years * * * 

After my Debts and funeral Charges are paid I Give and devise 
and bequeath the Rest and Residue of my Estate both Real and 
Personal whatsoever, and whensoever, in manner following 

I. Namely one Seventh part thereof unto my Son John Abbot 
and his heirs and assigns forever, but if my Said Son John shall 
happen to Decease before My Decease, I Give the one half of the 
Said Seventh part of My Estate unto the Children of my Grand- 
son John Abbot Deceas'd their heirs and assigns forever Equally 
Divided, And the other half of the Said Seventh part thereof 
unto My Grand-daughter Lydia Payn the wife of Amos Payn 
her heirs and assigns forever 

2'^ And one Seventh part of my Estate as aforesaid I Give 
and Devise unto My Daughter Lydia Clark wife of Ichabod 
Clark and her heirs and assigns forever — 

3^^ And one Seventh part of my Estate as aforesaid I Give 
and Devise unto my Son Joseph Abbot and his heirs and assigns 
forever — 

4. And one Seventh part of my Estate as aforesaid I Give and 



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Devise unto My Daughter Ann Lewis the wife of John Lewis and 
her heirs and assigns forever — 

5. And one Seventh part of my Estate as aforesaid I Give and 
Devise unto the Children of my Daughter Lucy Lowd Deceased 
and their heirs and assigns forever to be equally Divided — 

6. And one Seventh part of my Estate as aforesaid I Give and 
Devise unto my Daughter Elizabeth Tucker the wife of John 
Tucker and her heirs and assigns forever — 

7. And One Seventh part of my Estate as aforesaid, I Give 
and devise unto My Daughter Margaret Hall the wife of Samuel 
Hall and unto her heirs and assigns forever. 

And I Do hereby Constitute make and Ordain my Sons in 
Law Ichabod Clark and Samuel Hall to be Executors * * * 

The Mark of 
John X Abbot 

[Witnesses] Lemuel Nutter, Nath^ Marshall, Sol° Lowd. 
[Proved Feb. 24, 1768.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 23, 1768, authorizing James Clarkson, mariner, 
and John Wendell, merchant, both of Portsmouth, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 24, 1768; amount, £63. 6. 9; signed by James 
Clarkson, Jr., and John Wendell.] 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £122. 6. 9; expenditures, 
£99. 19. 6}4\ allowed Oct. 15, 1768.] 



BENJAMIN BICKFORD 1764 DURHAM 

In the Name of God amen this Twenty Second Day of June 
Anno Domini One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty four I 
Benjamin Bickford of Durham in the Province of New Hampsh"^" 
in New England Husbandman being thro the Goodness of God 
in good health of Body * * * 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my beloved wife Deborah 



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Bickford the sole free and full use and Improvement of my now 
Dwelling House and of every part thereof During the Term of 
her Containing my widow and also Such a part of my Barn as 
She shall have Occasion of to House her fodder and Cattle and 
also the one third part of the Produce of my homestead Land of 
every kind yearly both of the tilling mowing and Pasturing 
Land and also of my Orchard and my will is that her third part 
of Said Produce shall be well and Seasonably secured and Housed 
for her use by my said Executor or at his Cost and Charge yearly 
and every year During said Term of her Continuing my widow 
and in Case my Executor shall refuse or neglect seasonably and 
in a Proper manner to Secure and house the one third part of the 
Produce of my Homestead Land for the use of my said wife as 
aforesaid then my will is that my said wife shall have the use and 
Improvement Profit and Income of the one half of my said 
Homestead Land During the aforesaid Term of her Continuing 
my widow but in Case she shall marry again my will is that she 
shall have her proper Dowry only as by Law Established and I 
also give to my said wife to her own Disposal all my household 
goods and furniture Beds and beding and also all my live Stock 
of Cattle Sheep and Swine — 

Item I Give to my Son Samuel Bickford and to his heirs and 
Assigns forever all my homestead Land be the Same more or Less 
in the Town of Durham and Province aforesaid Together with 
the Dwelling house in which he now lives in and also my barn 
and all other Buildings and Orchard or Orchards standing and 
being upon the Said Land Excepting the use and Improvement 
of such a part of the Buildings and such a part of the Improve- 
ment or Produce of Said Land as I have herein given to my said 
wife for a Certain term and at her Decease I give the whole of my 
said Homested Land Orchards and buildings to my said Son 
Samuel and to his heirs and assigns forever — 

Item I give to my Son Andrew Bickford One hundred and fifty 
pounds old Tenor to be paid him by my Executor within Two 
years after my Decease — 



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Item I will and bequeath to my Two Sons Solomon Bickford 
and John Bickford all my land be the same more or Less in the 
Town of Nottingham in Said Province to be Equally Divided 
Between them and Each of them in quantity and Quality — 

Item I give to my Daughter Sarah Clark one hundred pounds 
Old Tenor to be paid her by my Executor within Two years after 
my Decease — 

Item I give to my Daughters Deborah Bickford and Hannah 
Bickford One hundred pounds old Tenor to Each and every of 
them to be paid by my Executor within Two years after my 
Decease — 

And I do hereby Constitute make and Ordain my said Son 
Samuel Bickford to be my sole Executor * * * 

Benjamin bickford 

[Witnesses] Hubbard Stevens, Jonathan Clough, Joseph 
Stevens. 

[Proved Sept. 30, 1767.] 



SOLOMON SNELL 1764 BARRINGTON 

[Guardianship of Samuel Snell, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Solomon Snell of Barrington, yeoman, granted to 
Joseph Runnells June 27, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 258.] 

[Bond of Joseph Runnells, with Maul Hanson as surety, both 
of Dover, in the sum of £500, June 27, 1764, for the guardianship 
of Samuel Snell ; witness, William Parker.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 77 

JOHN CANNEY 1764 DOVER 

[Guardianship of Mary Hanson, minor, aged more than I4years, 
granted to her father, Maul Hanson of Dover, June 27, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 258.] 

[Bond of Maul Hanson, with Joseph Runnells as surety, both 
of Dover, in the sum of £500, June 27, 1764, for the guardianship 
of Mary Hanson, minor, aged more than 14 years, daughter of 
Maul Hanson of Dover; witness, William Vaughan.] 

[See estate of John Canney, 1751.] 



JOSIAH WEBSTER 1764 RYE 

[Administration on the estate of Josiah Webster of Rye granted 
to his widow, Martha Webster, June 28, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 258.] 

[Bond of Martha Webster, with Jeremy Webster of Kingston 
and John Webster of Hampstead, gentleman, as sureties, in the 
sum of £1000, June 28, 1764, for the administration of the es- 
tate; witnesses, Jeremiah Berry, George Marden.] 

[Warrant, June 28, 1764, authorizing Samuel Jenness and 
Jeremiah Berry, both of Rye, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 5, 1764; amount, £10,727, o. o; signed by 
Samuel Jenness and Jeremiah Berry.] 



BENJAMIN NORRIS 1764 STRATHAM 

In the Name of God Amen, the thirtieth Day of June Annoque 
Domini, one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty four. I Benja- 
min Norris of Stratham in the Province of New Hampshire 
yeoman, being weak of Body * * * 



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Imprimis. I give and Bequeath to Mehetabel my Dearly 
Beloved Wife and to her heirs and Assigns forever, all my Field 
of Land in Said Stratham, Lying on the Southerly Side of that 
Road by which my Dwelling House Stands, Containing by 
Estimation about twenty acres be the Same more or less; to- 
gether with my Barn and orchards on the Same, with all other 
priviledges & appurtenances thereto belonging, and also that 
Seven Acres and a half of Land which I bought of John Thirston, 
Lying in Stratham aforesaid, And also all my Stock of Cattle 
Horses Sheep and Swine, Husbandry Utensils, Riding Chair and 
furniture, Household Goods, Provisions and all other my move- 
able Effects, to be at her Dispose forever, to Enable her to pay 
my Debts, Funeral Charges, and those Legacies hereafter men- 
tioned to be paid by her out of my Estate. And further I give 
unto my Said wife, the whole use and improvement of all my 
other Land and Buildings in Said Stratham; and also of all my 
Land in Exeter, untill my Son Joseph comes to the age of twenty 
one years; and when he shall arrive to that age, my said wife is 
to have only the use and improvement of one half of Each of my 
Pastures Lying in Said Stratham on Each Side of Said Road; 
and one half the use and improvement of my Said Land in Exeter, 
and the Easterly end Rooms of my Dwelling House from bottom 
to top, and half the Celler, During her Natural Life ; also I give 
unto my Said wife the improvement of all my Salt Marsh at 
Hampton untill my Sons to whom I herein give it, come to the 
Age of twenty one years. 

Item. I give to my Son Benjamin Norris his Heirs and As- 
signs forever two Forty acre Lotts of Land in the Town of Bow 
in said Province: one of which being the first Division Lott 
belonging to my original Right in Said Bow, and the other of Said 
Lotts being the first Division Lott belonging to the original 
Right of Joseph Pevy. I also give him four Spanish Mill'd 
Dollers to be paid him within one year after my Decease by 
my Executrix out of my Estate. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 79 

Item. I give to my Son Jonathan Norris his Heirs and 
Assigns, four Dollers to be paid him within one year after my 
Decease by my Executrix out of my Estate. 

Item. I give to my Son David Norris his Heirs and Assigns 
forever, all my original Right in Said Town of Bow (Excepting 
only the first Division Lott given to my Son Benjamin) and one 
compleat half of my Salt Marsh at Hampton which I bought of 
my Brother James Norris, and Forty Spanish Alill'd Dollers, 
or so much other Money as shall be Equal to forty Dollers, to be 
paid by my Executrix out of my Estate, all which he is to come 
into possession of at the age of twenty one years. 

Item. I give unto my Son Nathaniel Norris his Heirs and 
Assigns forever Ten Acres of the Land I own in Exeter in Said 
Province, commonly known by the Name of the oak Land ; 
which ten acres shall lay on that Side of my Said Land, next 
adjoyning to James Gilmans and Nehemiah Gilmans Land, and 
to be of an Equal Breadth from end to end thereof: and also the 
one Compleat half of my Salt Marsh at Hampton aforesaid ; he to 
come into Possession thereof at the age of twenty one years. I 
also give to my Said Son Nathaniel, Forty five Spanish Mill'd 
Dollers, or so much other money as shall be Equal thereto, to be 
paid by my Son Joseph Norris, within three Months after Said 
Joseph Shall arrive to the age of twenty one years. 

Item, I give to my Daughter Mehetabel Smith her Heirs & 
Assigns, Five Spanish Mill'd Dollers, or so much other Money 
as shall be Equal thereto, to be paid by my Executrix within 
one year after my Decease. 

Item. I give unto my Daughter Sarah Wiggin her Heirs & 
Assigns forever, one Forty acre Lott of Land in Said Town of 
Bow; it being the first Division Lott belonging to the original 
Right of the widow Abigael Powel : also five Dollers, or so much 
other money as Shall be Equal thereto, to be paid by my 
Executrix within two years after my Decease. 

Item. I give to my Daughter Lydia Smith her Heirs and 



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Assigns, Thirty Spanish Mill'd Dollers, or so much other money 
as Shall be Equal to thirty Dollers to be paid by my Executrix 
within one year after my Decease. 

Item. I give to my Daughter Mary Norris her Heirs and 
Assigns, one Cow, and Fifty Spanish Mill'd Dollers, or so much 
other Money as shall be Equal to fifty Dollers, to be paid & 
Deliver'd her by my Executrix within one year after my Decease. 

Item. I give to my Daughter Abigael Norris her Heirs and 
Assigns, one Cow, and Fifty Spanish Mill'd Dollers, or so much 
other money as Shall be Equal thereto, to be paid by my Execu- 
trix when She Shall arrive to the age of Eighteen years or Mar- 
riage Day. 

Item. I give to my Son Joseph Norris his Heirs and Assigns 
forever, after my Debts and Legacies & Funeral Charges are all 
paid, All the Remainder of my Estate, both Real and Personal, 
of all kinds whatsoever and wheresoever, which I have not 
already herein given away as aforesaid; he my Said son Joseph, 
paying to my Said son Nathaniel, Forty five Dollers within three 
months after said Joseph Shall arrive to the age of twenty one 
years, as aforesaid, Said Joseph to come into Possession of what 
I have given him, at the Expiration of the Terms, for which I 
have given the improvement thereof to his mother. 

And further my Will is, and I do hereby Constitute appoint 
and ordain the aforesaid Mehetabel my wife, my Sole Execu- 
trix * * * 

Benja Norris 

[Witnesses] Sam^ Lane, Samuel Lane Jun^ Joshua Lane. 
[Proved Nov. 28, 1764.] 

[Bond of Mehitabel Norris, with Samuel Lane of Stratham, 
cordwainer, and Benjamin Norris of Pembroke, yeoman, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 28, 1764, for the execution of 
the will; witnesses, William Parker, Jr., William Vaughan.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 8l 

OBEDIAH ELKINS 1764 DANVILLE 

In the Name of God amen this 2'"^ Day of July 1764 I Obediah 
Elkins of the Parish of Hawke in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Husbandman * * * 

Firstly I Give & Bequeath unto Abigail my well Beloved wife 
one third part of my moveable Estate to be at her Disposal for- 
ever and one third part of my Real Estate During her Natural 
Life. 

2ndiy J Give & Bequeath unto my well Beloved son Peter 
to him, his Heirs & assigns forever the whole of my Homestead 
which I now Live on with the Buildings Standing thereon also 
two thirds of the thirty acres of Land which my Honoured Father 
Simon French Lately Gave me as by Deed may appear viz 
Begining at the Easterly End of said thirty acres & so runing 
westerly carrying the whole width of said thirty acres till it 
compleats the afors'^ two thirds thereof He paying all my Just 
Debts & funeral charges and the Legacies Hereafter mentioned 
for him to pay 

3^^'^ I Give & Bequeath unto my well Beloved son Joseph to 
him his Heirs & assigns forever about fifty five acres of Land 
Lying in the said Parish of Hawke being the whole of the Land 
which I purchased of Daniel Tilton of Exeter by a Deed Bearing 
Date the Twentieth Day of September 1757 with the Buildings 
Standing thereon also one third part of thirty acres of Land 
which my Honoured father Simon French Lately Gave me as 
by Deed may appear said third part Being at the westerly End 
thereof He paying the Legacys hereafter mentioned for him to 
pay 

^thiy J Give unto my well Beloved Daughter Abigail now the 
wife of Jethro Sanborn Twenty Pounds old tenor; I Having 
given her the most of her Portion Before said Twenty Pounds 
to be paid by my son Peter in three years after my Decease 

5th ly J Give to my well Beloved Daughter Sarah now the wife 
of John Sanborn Twenty Pounds old tenor to be paid by my son 



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Joseph in three years after my Decease she the said Sarah 
Having had the Chief of her portion Before 

Sixthly I Give unto my well Beloved Daughter Rachel Six 
Hundred Pounds old tenor Equal to one Hundred Spanish Milled 
Dollars to be paid by my son Peter when she the said Rachel 
shall arrive at the age of eighteen years or on the Day of her 
marriage 

^thiy J Give unto my well Beloved Daughter Mary six Hun- 
dred Pounds old tenor Equal to one Hundred Spanish MilH 
Dollars to be paid by my son Joseph when she the said Mary 
shall arrive at the age of eighteen years or on the Day of her 
Marriage 

Moreover I Give unto my son Peter all the Remainder of my 
Estate which I have not Before Disposed of in this my Last 
will & Testament He the said Peter paying all my Just Debts & 
funeral Charges and the Legacies Before mentioned for him to 
pay also Giving to my son Joseph at my Decease a Hiefer Calf 
& a yoke of Stear Calves 

Lastly I Do Hereby Constitute & appoint my said son Peter 
to be sole Executor * * * 

his 
Obediah X Elkins 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Josiah Bartlett, Dyer Hook, Amos Gale. 
[Proved Oct. 29, 1766.] 

[Inventory, attested Jan. 28, 1767; amount, £776. 18. 5; 
signed by Josiah Bartlett and Dyer Hook.] 



ZEPHANIAH FRENCH 1764 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Zephaniah French of Chester, 
yeoman, granted to Mary French July 20, 1764.] 

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



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 83 

[Bond of ]\Iary French, widow, with Joseph Greeley of 
Brentwood, innholder, and Jonathan Greeley of Kingston as 
sureties, in the sum of £300, July 20, 1764, for the administra- 
tion of the estate ; witnesses, Elizabeth Parker, William Parker, 
Jr.] 

[Warrant, July 30, 1764, authorizing Matthew Forsaith and 
Joshua Prescott, both of Chester, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 27, 1764; amount, £4481. 15. o; signed by 
Matthew F'orsaith and Joshua Prescott.] 

State of New Hampshire \ We the Subscribers being ap- 
Rockingham ss — J pointed a Committee by the hon'^ 
Phillips White Esq. Judge of Probate &" for the said County of 
Rock*" to divide the real Estate of Zephaniah French late of 
Chester in said County, Husbandman, deceased intestate & to set 
off to the Widow of the said dec<^ one full third, to the oldest Son 
two shares, and to the other Children a single share each, have 
done it in manner following (viz) 

To Mary French, Widow of the said Zephaniah French one 
full third part (viz) in the Homestead about the buildings, be- 
gining at the S. east'^ corner a stake & stones thence westerly on 
a high-way 83 rods to a stake & Stones, thence northerly on a 
high-way 40 rods to a stake & stones, thence easterly to Cap* 
Currier's land a stake and stones, thence southerly by said 
Currier's land 40 rods to the first bounds. Also the wood on 
one acre of land in the oldest Son's north share, begining on 
Cap* Currier's land a horn-beam marked, thence westerly 8 
rods, a black birtch marked thence northerly 20 rods, a beach 
tree marked, thence easterly 8 rods, thence southerly by Cap* 
Currier's land 20 rods to the first bounds, with a privelidge of 
passing to and from the same, reserving a liberty of a Cart-way 
for each Child to pass to & from their respective shares, through 
her third part. Also in the lot N° 125 in the north division in 
Raymond in said County as follows, begining at the S. Westerly 



84 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

corner a stake & stones, thence easterly 21 rods on common 
land, a stake thence northerly holding the width through the 
lot to a high-way. Also the easterly front room in the dwelling 
house, the Chamber over it and one half of the Cellar under it, 
the one half of the smallest barn on the right hand & one third 
part of the Orchard. 

We have set of to Benjamin French oldest Son two shares, 
(viz) all the land lying south of the high-way that passes by the 
house which was formerly bought of Samu' Hills containing ten 
& half Acres. Also on the northerly end of the Homestead, 
(viz) begining at the N. easterly corner a stake & stones, thence 
northerly by Cap* Currier's land 66 & >^ rods a stake & stones, 
thence westerly to land he bought of John Knowles, a stake & 
stones, thence northerly by said land to a high-way, thence 
easterly to the first bounds, reserving the privilidge of the wood 
as above mentioned ; Also to have the privelidge of a Cart-way 
to & from the same through the other parts. Also in the lot N " 
125 in the north Division in said Raymond as follows begining 
at the S. Easterly corner a stake & stones, thence westerly 20 
rods on common land a stake & stones, thence northerly holding 
the width through the lot to a high-way. Also the westerly 
part of the old barn with the privelidge of the floor-way and of 
passing to & from the same. Also two fifths of the two thirds 
of the dwelling-house and Orchard. 

We have set off to Zephaniah French, the youngest son one 
single share as follows; on the homestead begining at the S. 
Easterly corner a stake & stones, thence westerly by the widow's 
third to a high-way a stake & stones, thence northerly by said 
high-way 21 rods a stake & stones, thence easterly to Cap* 
Currier's land, a stake & stones, thence southerly by said Cur- 
rier's land 21 rods to the first bounds, with the privelidge of a 
Cart- way thro' the widow's third, reserving a Cart-way thro' 
the said land to the other shares. Also in said lot N° 125 in the 
north division in Raymond as follows; begining at the westerly 
corner which is the S. Easterly Corner of the widow's third 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 85 

a stake & stones, thence easterly lo rods on common land, a 
stake & stones, thence northerly holding the width through the 
lot to a high-way. Also one fourth part of the small barn and 
one half of the shed with privelidge to pass to & from the same : 
Also one fifth of the two thirds of the dwelling-house and 
Orchard. 

We have set of to Sarah French the oldest Deaughter one 
single share (viz) in the homestead begining at the N. Easterly 
corner a stake & stones, thence southerly by Cap* Currier's land 
76 rods a stake & stones, thence westerly to Peter Hills land a 
stake & stones, thence by said Hills land 76 rods to Benjamin 
French's land, thence easterly by said land to the first bounds 
with the privelidge of a Cart-way to & from the same through 
the widow's third and the other shares; reserving to Benj^ 
French the privelidge of a Cart-way to his northerly share in 
the homestead. Also in the said lot N° 125 in the north division 
in Raymond, as follows; begining at the S. Westerly corner of 
Benj'^ French's land a stake & stones, thence westerly 10 rods on 
common land a stake & stones, thence northerly holding the 
width thro' the lot to a high-way. Also the easterly end of the 
great barn with privelidge of floor way & passing to & from the 
same; also one fifth of two thirds of the dwelling-house & 
Orchard. 

We have set of to Mary French the youngest Deaughter one 
single share (viz) in the homestead begining at the S. Easterly 
corner a stake & stones, thence westerly by Zephaniah French's 
land to a high-way a stake & stones, thence north '^ by said high 
way 32 rods to Peter Hills land, thence by said land to the S. 
easterly corner thereof, thence northerly by said hills land 7 & 
^2 rods a stake & stones, thence easterly to Cap* Curriers land 
a stake & stones, thence southerly by said Cap* Currier's land 
to the first bounds 39 & >2 rods with the privelidge of a Cart- 
way thro' the Widow's third and Zephaniah's share; reserving 
to Sarah & Benjamin a Cart-way to their shares. Also in said 
lot N° 125 in the north division in Raymond (viz) begining at 



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the S. Westerly corner of Sarah French's share a stake & stones, 
thence westerly on common land lo rods a stake & stones, 
thence northerly holding the width thro' the lot to a high-way — 
Also one fourth part of the small barn and one half of the Shed 
with privelidge to pass to & from the same ; also one fifth part 
of two thirds of the dwelling-house & Orchard. 

Rob* Wilson 1 

Josiah Flagg Y Committee 

Josian Forsith J 

[Petition of Benjamin French of Chester, husbandman, Dec. 
31, 1792, for a division of nine acres of land in Chester and ten 
acres in Raymond held in common by himself, Sarah French, 
and Mary French, both of Chester, singlewomen.] 



ELIAS PHILPOT 1764 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of Elias Philpot of Somersworth 
granted to his widow, Mary Philpot, July 25, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 277.] 

[Bond of Mary Philpot, with James Hobbs, gentleman, and 
Samuel Roberts, joiner, as sureties, all of Somersworth, in the 
sum of £500, July 25, 1764, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Vaughan, William Parker.] 

[Warrant, July 25, 1764, authorizing John Wentworth and 
Moses Carr, physician, both of Somersworth, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 23, 1764; amount, £793. 15. o; signed by John 
Wentworth and Moses Carr.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 309.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £69. 18. 9; expendi- 
tures, £51. 7. 2; allowed April 30, 1766.] 



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[Additional account of Daniel Wood and his wife, Mary Wood, 
formerly Mary Philpot, administratrix; receipts, £25. o. 7; ex- 
penditures, £4. 4. 6; allowed June 25, 1766, and ordered that the 
administrators pay £io. 8. y^ to Ruth Philpot, mother of the 
deceased.] 

[Additional inventory of £92. 6. 3 filed June 25, 1766.] 

[Additional account of the administrators; receipts, £35. 8. 1 1 ; 
expenditures, £46. 7. 5; allowed Aug. 26, 1767.] 



JOSEPH HEATH 1764 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Heath of Kingston, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Ann Heath, July 25, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 290.] 

[Bond of Ann Heath, with Joseph Heath of Kingston and 
Thomas Johnson of Plaistow, yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, July 25, 1764, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Ezekiel Flanders, Sarah Heath.] 

[Warrant, July 25, 1764, authorizing Ebenezer Noyes of 
Plaistow, yeoman, and Isaac Webster of Kingston, gentleman, 
to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 15, 1764; amount, £1323. 19. o; signed by 
Isaac Webster and Ebenezer Noyes.] 

[Warrant, July 31, 1765, authorizing Jeremy Webster and 
William Parker, Jr., both of Kingston, to receive claims against 
the estate.] 

[List of claims, 1767; amount, £69. i. 6; signed by Jeremy 
Webster and William Parker, Jr.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £63. 8. iiX; ex- 
penditures, £52. 6. o; allowed Oct. 29, 1767.] 



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[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £69. i. 6; amount 
distributed, £11. 3. o; allowed May 4, 1768.] 



JACOB LINCOLN 1764 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Lincoln of Somers- 
worth, mariner, granted to Samuel Lord, 3d, July 27, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 277.] 

[Bond of Samuel Lord, 3d, of Berwick, Me., trader, with 
Willoughby Goodwin of Somersworth, mason, and Thomas 
Chadbourne of Portsmouth, blacksmith, as sureties, in the sum 
of £500, July 27, 1764, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Vaughan, William Parker.] 

[Warrant, July 27, 1764, authorizing Moses Stevens, tanner, 
and Moses Carr, physician, both of Somersworth, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory of real estate, Oct. 20, 1764; amount, £1495. o. o; 
signed by Moses Carr and Moses Stevens.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 424.] 

[Additional inventory, April 26, 1768; amount, £31. 7. 2; 
signed by Moses Carr and Moses Stevens.] 

Prov'' of ] Pursuant to a Warrant from y" Hon^^'^ y^ 
New Hamp'' J Judge of Probate of Wills &c for y Province of 
New Hampshire Appointing us y" Subscribers a Committee, to 
Set off To M^ Silas Nowell, & Rachel his Wife, her Dower in y« 
Real Estate of Jacob Lincoln late of Somersw*'' Mariner Dec*, 
Late Husband of Said Rachel, We have accordingly Set of To 
y« Said Silas, & Rachel, Three acres of Land, with y^ Buildings 
on y^ Same, Butted, & bounded, as followeth, viz Begining at y^ 
Southeasterly Corner of William Stacpoles Land by y^ Highway, 
Runing westerly by Said Stacpoles Land forty Poles, then South- 
erly twelve Poles, then Easterly Paralell to y« first Line forty 



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Poles, to y foresaid Highway, then by Said way to y® first 
bounds, which we Judge a full third Part of Said real Estate, and 
is Humbly Submitted by 

Somersworth June 29*'' 1768 Moses Carr 1 

Moses Stevens > Com*''^ 
Icha'^ Rollins J 



JACOB RANDALL 1764 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Randall of Portsmouth, 
joiner, granted to his widow, Ann Randall, Aug. 3, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 277.] 

[Bond of Ann Randall, with Joseph Brewster, shopkeeper, and 
Joseph Brewster, Jr., cordwainer, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
in the sum of £500, Aug. 3, 1764, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Mark Langdon, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, attested Oct. 31, 1764; amount, £2361. 10. o; 
signed by Thomas Peirce and Joshua Pike.] 



ROBERT STOCKELL 1764 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Robert Stockell of Ports- 
mouth, mariner, granted to his widow, Mary Stockell, Aug. 13, 
1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 277.] 

[Bond of Mary Stockell, with Edward Butler and Samuel 
Ham as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, Aug. 13, 
1764, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Lydia 
Colres, Thomas Capron.] 



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[Inventory, Aug., 1764; amount, £9082. 16. o; signed by 
Thomas Peirce and John Marshall.] 

[Account of WilHam Fernald and his wife, Mary Fernald, 
formerly Mary Stockell, administratrix; receipts, £241. 13. 9, 
personal estate; expenditures, £65. 3. 4; mentions "Allowed for 
the support of Mary Stokell three years she being that time 
under seven years of age"; allowed April 29, 1774.] 



MOSES FURBER 1764 NEWINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Moses Furber of Newington in 

the Province of New Hampshire in New England Cooper 

* * * 

Itam I Give and Bequeath unto my Son William Furbur all 
that my mantion house and farm where I now Dwell to him his 
heirs and assigns for ever — 

Itam I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Joshua Furbur all 
that my Land in Durham By Little River to him his heirs & 
assigns for Ever — 

Itam I Give & Bequeath unto my Son Moses Furbur all that 
my Right in Rochester in the second Division Being Number 
three to him his heirs and assigns for Ever — 

Itam I Give & Bequeath unto my Son Thomas Furbur all that 
my Right in Rochester in the third Division Being Number 
Eighty one to him his heirs & assigns fore Ever — 

Itam I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughters Katurah 
Furbur Sarah Hight Eliz'^ Furbur and Anna Furbur tenn Pounds 
Each to be paid by my Executor — 

Itam I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved wife anna all the 
rest and Residue of my Estate Both real & personal, whome I Do 

hereby make and appoint my full and whole & sole Executrix 

* * * 

In Witness Whereof I the Said Moses Furbur to this my Last 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 9 1 

will & Testament have Set my hand and Seal this twenty third 
Day of August in the third year of the Reign of our Sovereign 
Lord Georg the third King of Great Britain France & Ireland 
Defender of the Fath &c annoque Domini 1764 — 

his 

Moses X Furbur 

mark 

[Witnesses] Dependance Bickford, Francis Mathes, Cyprian 
Jeffry. 

[Proved Jan. 29, 1766.] 

[Bond of Anna Furber, with William Furber, yeoman, as 
surety, both of Newington, in the sum of £500, Jan. 29, 1766, 
for the execution of the will; witnesses, William Vaughan, 
Richard Wibird Penhallow.l 



WILLIAM ALLEN 1764 MADBURY 

In the Name of God Amen, This Twenty fourth Day of 
August Anno Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred & sixty 
four, I William Allen of the Parrish of Madbury in Dover in the 
Province of New Hampshire in new England Husbandman, 
being Exercised with Bodily Pain & Sickness * * * 

Imprimis, I Give & Bequeath unto my Daughter in Law 
Sarah Drew & to her heirs And assigns forever Ten acres of 
Land Lying & being in the Parrish of Madbury aforsaid which 
I Purchased of william Bussel. I also give and bequeath unto 
my s"^ Daughter Sarah Drew & to her heirs and assigns fore\er 
my Dwelling house & Barn & all other Buildings, with twenty 
acres of Land being part of My homested farm in s^ Madbury 
where I now Dwell, off the East End thereof where my house & 
Barn & Orchard Stands & to Extend to the mill pond & to be of 
such wedth to Make y* s*^ twenty acres. Moreover I Give unto 
my s^ Daughter & her heirs & assigns forever all my Live Stock 



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of Cattle Sheep Horse kine & Swine, & also all my House hold 
Goods, & furniture, Beds, & Beding, & also all my farming 
Tackling & utensils And I Do hereby Constitut make & ordain 
my said Daughter Sarah Drew to be my Sole Executrix * * * 

William Allen 

[Witnesses] Stephen pinkham, Elias Drew, Eben'' Demerit. 
[Proved Oct. 31, 1770.] 

[Bond of Thomas Drew of Madbury, yeoman, and his wife^ 
Sarah Drew, with Stephen Pinkham of Madbury, yeoman, and 
Ebenezer Demeritt, gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, 
Oct. 31, 1770, for the execution of the will; witnesses, Noah 
Emery, John Wentworth.] 



JOSEPH BEAN 1764 RAYMOND 

[Hannah Bean renounces administration on the estate of her 
son, Joseph Bean, in favor of her son, Curtis Bean; dated 
Hampton, Aug. 27, 1764; witnesses, Samuel Melcher, Caleb 
Rowe, Jr.] 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Bean of Raymond, 
yeoman, granted to Curtis Bean Aug. 28, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 284.] 

[Bond of Curtis Bean, with Caleb Rowe and William Todd as 
sureties, all of Raymond, in the sum of £5000, Aug. 28, 1764, for 
the administration of the estate; witnesses, William Vaughan, 
William Parker.] 



JOHN SHIRLEY 1764 CHESTER 

[Statement of Mary Shirley, Aug. 27, 1764, that she has 
"Agreed with the Legatees to the Estate of my late Dear Has- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 93 

band John Shirley not to Dispute the Sanity of his mind at the 
time he Executed his last will," and request that administra- 
tion be granted to William Leach and Alexander Gilchrist; 
witnesses, John Tolford, Matthew Thornton.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Shirley of Chester, 
yeoman, granted to William Leach and Alexander Gilchrist 
Aug. 29, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 290.] 

[Bond of William Leach of Chester and Alexander Gilchrist 
of Goffstown, yeomen, with Samuel Barr of Londonderry and 
James Shirley of Chester, gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, Aug. 29, 1764, for the administration of the estate; 
witness, William Vaughan.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 29, 1764, authorizing Samuel Emerson and 
John Tolford, both of Chester, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 11, 1764; amount, £6562. 10. o; signed by 
Samuel Emerson and John Tolford.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £2255. 18. 7; 
expenditures the same; allowed Nov. 29, 1769.] 



JONATHAN WORTHEN 1764 BOW 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Worthen of Bow, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Worthen, Aug. 29, 
1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 284.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Worthen, with Ezekiel Worthen of Ken- 
sington and David Worthen of Chester as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, Aug. 29, 1764, for the administration of the estate; witness, 
William Vaughan.] 



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JOHN LASKEY 1764 DURHAM 

In the Name of God Amen the Eighteenth day of September 
in the year of our Lord God one thousand Seven hundred and 
Sixty four John Lasky of the Town of Durham in the Province 
of New Hamp^ in New England being sick and weak in 
Body * * * 

Imprimis I give unto my beloved wife Abigail one third of my 
Estate as the Law directs — 

I will bequeath and give my Daughter Abigail Jackson three 
hundred pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Executor Ten years 
after my Decease at three Equal payments yearly until the whole 
is Compleated and paid — 

I will bequeath and give my Daughter Anna Lasky Sixty acres 
of Land in the Town of Barrington in said Province which I 
bought of John Jones of Portsmouth — 

I will bequeath and give my Daughter Sarah Priest three 
hundred pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Executor Ten years 
after my Decease at three Equal payments yearly until the 
whole is Compleated and paid — 

I will bequeath and give my Daughter Joanna Tibbitts three 
hundred pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Executer Ten 
years after my Decease at three Equal payments yearly until the 
whole is Completed and paid — 

Item I will and bequeath my Son William Laskey all my Es- 
tate both Real and Personal in the Town of Durham and Prov- 
ince of New Hampshire with all privilidges whatsoever be- 
longing to be by him possessed and Enjoyed I do also hereby 
Constitute appoint and Ordain my Said Son William my Sole 
Executor * * * 

his 

John X Lasky 

Mark 

[Witnesses] Hercules Mooney, Richard Hull, Benjamin huck- 
ins. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 95 

[Proved March 27, 1765.] 

[Inventory, Nov. i, 1765; amount, £8309. o. o; signed by 
Joseph Sias and Hercules Mooney.] 



GEORGE WALTON 1764 NEWINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Geo Walton of Newington in the 
province of Newhamp'^ in New England Esq"^ * * * 

I appoint and make my well beloved wife Frances Walton to 
be my Executrix and my well beloved Son John Walton to be 
Executor of this my last Will and Testement by them or Either 
of them to be Executed According to my mind herein Expressed, 
in the first place I will that my Just Debts and ffuneral Charges 
be paid 

I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved wife Frances Walton 
all my Estate in Newington (viz) my Dwelling house Barne 
Orchards Gardens Moweing plow lands pastures that is to Say 
all my lands in Newington afore Said where I the Said Geo 
Walton now Dwell and my Household goods of Every Sort & 
that Dureing her Natural life all my Neat Cattle Sheep Swine 
&° for the Comfortable Suport of her Natural life. I also give 
unto my aforesaid beloved wife ffifty pounds in Old Tennor 
money as a Token of my true love to her and if She Die My 
Wido a Decent Buriel 

Item I give my beloved Son Geo Walton of Portsm*** the Sum 
of Ten pounds old Tennor Money which I think Suficient out of 
my Estate in Newington, I haveing lett my Said Son Geo: have 
my Estate att New Castle Vastly under what I could Otherwise 
have Sold itt for 

Item I Give unto the Chilldren of my Son Samuel Walton of 
Summersworth Deceased or Soe Many of them as shall be liveing 
three Years affter the Decease of me and my wife the Sum of 
one hundred pounds old Tennor Money Equally to be Devided 



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amongst them, I haveing given him a portion in the Estern 
Cuntrey as may Appear by my Deed to him the Said Sam^ 
Walton — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my beloved Son John Walton of 
Newington in aforesaid province of Newhamp'' all my Estate in 
houseing and Lands in Newington aforesaid that is to Say 
Dwelling house Barn Orchards mowing and planting lands and 
pasture land that is to Say all my lands with all the privelidges 
and Appurtenances and advantages whatsoever to the Said 
premises belonging or in any wise Appertaining or Belonging he 
paying the Several Legacyes and performing the Articles herin 
contained within Some conveniant time after the Decease of 
me the Said Geo: Walton not Exceeding three Years and all 
Soe of the Decease of my aforesaid beloved wife Frances and not 
before I also give my Said Son John Walton one ffeather Bed 
Boulster pillows p"^ Sheats p"^ Blanketts and Coverled & all my 
houshold good not otherwise given or Disposed of in this Instru- 
ment — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my beloved Son Shadrach 
Walton of Durham one hundred and ffifty pounds old Tennor 
Money of Newhampshire within three years affter the Decease 
of me and my wife Frances to be paid him by my Son John 
Walton I also give him my Son Shadrach my Gun or ffowling 
peice to him his heirs or Assigns 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Eliza- 
beth Hight wife of m'' William Hight of Berwick Aierchant the 
Sum of thirty pounds old Tennor Money of Newhamp"^ over and 
above what I gave her when she was maried to be paid her by 
my Son John Walton three years after the Death of me and his 
Mother the Sundry things that I Entended for my beloved 
Daughter Frances Walton I give to my Son John Walton God 
havening in his holy and wise providence taken her out of the 
world before me or before my Decease all and Every of the Artti- 
cles contained in this and the foregoeing page is the last will and 
Testement of me Said George Walton of Newington aforesaid 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 97 

Wittness my hand and Seal this Twenty fourth Day of Septem- 
ber in fourth Year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lord George 
the third Anno Domini 1764. 

Geo Walton 

[Witnesses] Noah Rawllinge, Jonathan downing, Josiah Down- 
ing. 

[Proved March 28, 1770.] 



WILLIAM ADAMS 1764 LONDONDERRY 

[Administration on the estate of William Adams of London- 
derry, yeoman, granted to James Adams, Jr., of Londonderry, 
housewright, Sept. 26, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 341.] 

[Bond of James Adams, Jr., with John Hunter and James 
McGregore, yeomen, as sureties, all of Londonderry, in the sum 
of £5000, Sept. 26, 1764, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Samuel Barr, John Parker.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 26, 1764, authorizing James McGregore, 
gentleman, and John Hunter, yeoman, to appraise the estate; 
mentions James Adams, Jr., as son of the deceased.] 

[Inventory, attested Jan. 28, 1 765 ; amount, £2324. o. o ; signed 
by John Hunter and James McGregore.] 



JOHN AYERS 1764 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Ayers of Portsmouth, 
gentleman, granted to John Ayers, Jr., of Portsmouth Sept. 26, 
1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 293.] 



98 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of John Ayers, Jr., blacksmith, with Nathaniel Jackson, 
cordwainer, and John Nelson, goldsmith, as sureties, all of 
Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, Sept. 26, 1764, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate; witnesses, William Vaughan, Cyprian 
Jeffry.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 26, 1764, authorizing Thomas Peirce, gentle- 
man, and Samuel Penhallow, shopkeeper, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 21, 1764; amount, £10,111. 6. 10; signed by 
Thomas Peirce and Samuel Penhallow; attestation mentions 
John Ayers, Jr., as son of the deceased.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 24, 1765, authorizing John Griffith, Samuel 
Penhallow, Thomas Peirce, James Stoodley, and Samuel Waters, 
all of Portsmouth, to set off the widow's dower.] 

Province of \ Portsm° Octob'' 28*^ 1765 

New Hampsh'' / According to the annexed warrent to us 
Directed by the Honerab^*" the Judge of probate for the Province 
afore S<^ We the Subscriber^ have Sett off to m''^ Deborah Ayer^ 
widow of Cap*" John ayer« For her third part of S'' Estate Viz* 
the Sutherly End of S^ Dwelling house next to Cap*" Sam'^ 
Warner^ house that he now Lives in being one Loer Roome one 
Chamber & one Garret over the Same with the privelidg from 
the Street to the fore Dore & So in to s'^ Roomes and the prive- 
ledg of the Stares & Entery^ to Go to & from Each of S^ Roomes 
above and belowe in Comon with the people of the other End of 
S^ house and be it Known that She is to have the Privelidg to Do 
her work as to washing making Sope &c in the Kitchen and to 
have a small Stove that is in S^ Kitchen which She now improves 
to her Selfe and to have one third part of the Seller under s*^ 
house and to have all the Small Garden from y^ Street on the 
westerly Side of S*^ house as the fence now Stand^ and to have on 
the Esterly side of S*^ house to Run Down as the fence now 
Stand^ as far as to be Square with the Esterly part of Cap*" 
Sam^' warner^ house for a privelidg for her wood &c. and she is 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 99 

to have the privelidge to Go to & from Each of the above men- 
sj^nd primeses with out being molestid and She is to have the 
westerly End of the ware house as it is now partid off below & 
all the Chamber of the Same with the privelidge of the warfe to 
go to & from the Same with any Goods & merchandize of any 
Kinde and for unlodeing wood and for unloding on and hawling 
ofif any thing that may be wantid to be Dun by her witness our 
hand^ Day & Date above 

John Griffeth 
Thos Peirce 
James Stoodly 

[Warrant, April 4, 1769, authorizing Henry Sherburne, Jr., 
of Portsmouth, blacksmith, to care for the estate until an ad- 
ministrator is appointed.] 

[Bond of Peter Shores, Jr., with Jacob Sheafe, merchant, and 
John Nelson, goldsmith, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the 
sum of £500, Aug. 30, 1769, for the administration de bonis non 
of the estate; witness, William Parker.] 

[Warrant, July 30, 1778, authorizing William Whipple, 
Thomas Martin, and John Parker, all of Portsmouth, to receive 
claims against the estate, of which Peter Shores of Portsmouth, 
mariner, is administrator.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Warner, with Giles Seward, mariner, and 
Jonathan Sherburne, merchant, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
in the sum of £500, June 10, 1783, for the administration de 
bonis non of the estate; witnesses, Thomas Bodenton, Daniel 
Warner.] 

[Inventory, April 2, 1785; amount, £200. o. o; signed by Wil- 
liam Knight, Oliver Whipple, and Giles Seward.] 

[Petition of the administrator, Oct, 17, 1792, for license to sell 
real estate.] 



lOO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £233. 4. 4; expendi- 
tures, £164. 12. 10; allowed Feb. 18, 1795.] 



THOMAS PARKER 1764 LITCHFIELD 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Parker of Litchfield, 
gentleman, granted to his widow, Mary Parker, Sept. 28, 1764.] 

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

[Bond of Mary Parker of Litchfield and Edward Goldstone 
Lutwyche of Merrimack, merchant, with Nathan Kendall, inn- 
holder, and William Read, gentleman, both of Litchfield, as 
sureties, in the sum of £10,000, Sept. 28, 1764, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate; witnesses, Samuel Collins, Nathaniel 
Parker.] 

[Inventory, Nov., 1764; amount, £36,911. o. o; signed by 
Samuel Hobart and Jonathan Cummings.] 

[List of claims against the estate, July 15, 1772; amount, 
£1070. 17.7; signed by Matthew Thornton and Samuel Hobart.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £875. 13. 4^2; ex- 
penditures, £547. 9. 3>^; mentions "allow'd the Widow for the 
support of three Children, under 7 years of age, nine years & four 
months"; allowed Aug. 31, 1772.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £1070. 16. 7; amount 
distributed, £328. 4. i ; allowed Sept. 3, 1772.] 



THOMAS RICKER 1764 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Ricker of Somers- 
worth, mariner, granted to Phoebe Ricker Oct. 5, 1764.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 415.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 01 



[Bond of Phoebe Ricker, widow, with Otis Varney and Wil- 
liam Tibbetts, yeomen, as sureties, all of Somersworth, in the 
sum of £5000, Oct. 5, 1764, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Ann Wendell, Susanna W^endelL] 



JAMES WHITNEY 1764 DUNSTABLE, MASS. 

To the Hon' Richard Wibird Esq'' Judge of Probate &c 
Whereas James Whitney of Dunstable in the County of middle- 
sex in the Province of the mass*^ died Intestate & left aboute 
forty acres of Land in Dunstable in the Province of New Hamp"" 
which belongs to his children & which can not be divid'^ amoungst 
the heirs with out spoyling the whole we the subscribers there- 
fore desire the Same may be set to James Whitney Eldest son of 
the s^ Dec' & men Appointed to aprise the same 

Dunstable oct"^ 5 1764 Thomas Harwood 

for four Children 
James Whitney 
Isaac Powers 

[Administration granted to James Whitney Nov. 13, 1764.] 

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

[Bond of James Whitney, yeoman, with Thomas Harwood, 
yeoman, and Zaccheus Lovewell as sureties, all of Dunstable, 
in the sum of £500, Nov. 13, 1764, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Jonathan Lovewell, Bridget Lovewell.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 13, 1764, authorizing Phineas Lund and John 
Fletcher, both of Dunstable, husbandmen, to appraise the es- 
tate.] 

[Inventory, Nov, 23, 1764; amount, £264. 6. 8; signed by 
Phineas Lund and John Fletcher.] 

[Warrant, June 10, 1765, authorizing Jonathan Lovewell, 



102 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Joseph Senter, and Joseph Whiting, yeoman, all of Dunstable, to 
appraise the estate; returned at £53. 6. 8 June 7, 1766.] 

[Order of court, July 28, 1766, settling the estate on James 
Whitney, oldest son, he to pay the other children their shares, 
there being seven children.] 

[Bond of James Whitney of Dunstable, Mass., yeoman, with 
John Wright and Jacob Taylor, both of Dunstable, N. H., yeo- 
men, as sureties, in the sum of £200, July 28, 1766, to pay the 
other children their shares; witnesses, Thomas Harwood, Jona- 
than Lovewell.] 



SAMUEL PALMER 1764 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Samuel Palmer of Hampton in 
the Province of New Hampshire yeoman being Sick and ap- 
prehensive of my approaching Dissolution * * * 

Item I hereby Constitute and appoint Abigail Palmer my well 
beloved wife Sole Executrix of this my last will and Testiment — 

Item I hereby will & ordain that out of my Estate all my Just 
Debts be Duely paid in a Reasonable time by my Said Execu- 
trix — 

Item I Give to my well beloved wife the Improvement of all 
my Estate Real & personal untill my Son Josiah comes to the 
age of twenty one Years She therewith bringing up my Children 
till they Come of age and when and from the time that my afore- 
said Son Josiah Comes to the age of twenty one Years: I also 
will and ordain that out of my Estate my aforesaid wife shall 
have Yearly provided her by my aforesaid Son (So long as She 
Continues my widow) the articles following (viz) one hundred 
weight of Good pork Sixty weight of Beef twelve bushels of 
Indian Corn, three bushels of barley, two barrills of Cyder, the 
use & Improvement of a Cow, twelve pounds of money old 



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Ten'' two Pleases of Sheeps wool, & a Sufficiency of firewood 
brought to her Dore and all to be Seasonably provided and also 
the Improvement of the Easterly End of my house &c 

I also Give to my aforesaid wife all my Household Goods and 
furniture Excepting the following articles (viz) my wareing 
Cloathes, a Brass Kittle, my Gun & Great bible which I have 
hereafter Desposed off to my Son Josiah 

Item I Give to my four Daughters (viz) Deborah, Sarah, 
Hulda and Abigail fifty pounds old Tenn"" Each, to be paid them 
out of my Estate by my aforesaid Son Josiah in maner following 
(viz) To Deborah & Sarah & Hulda when my aforesaid Son 
arives to the age of twenty one Years and to my Daughter abi- 
gail when She Comes to the age of Eighteen Years 

Item All the Residue of my Estate Real and Personal I have 
thought fit and hereby Do Give & bequeath to my aforesaid Son 
Josiah Palmer and to his Heirs and assigns, to his and their use 
forever; Hereby Ratifying this aforewritten as my last will and 
Testament: and do Declare nul & Void all other wills, bequests, 
Testiments and Codicells whatsoever Dated at Hampton this 
9**^ Day of octob'' 1764 & in the 4th Year of his Majestys Reign 

Samuel Palmer 

[Witnesses] Simon Dow, Josiah Moulton, Jonathan Lock. 
[Proved April 24, 1765.] 

[Inventory, July 29, 1765; amount, £3523, o. o; signed by 
Josiah Moulton, Jr., and Simon Dow.] 



WILLIAM DUNCAN 1764 LONDONDERRY 

In The Name of God amen 

I William Duncan of Londonderry within the Province of 
New Hampshire in New England Treader Being very much 
Indesposed in Body * * * 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Beloved wife Jean Duncan the 



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one forth Part of my Real and Personal Estate after my Just 
Debets and funeral Charges is paid out of the Same 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter ann the one forth 
Part of my Real & Personal Estate — 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter Rachel the one forth 
Part of my Real & Personal Estate — 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter Rossana one forth 
part of my Real & Personal Estate & it is my will that when my 
Daughters above Named Comes to the age of Twenty one years 
or if maried befor that age That then my wife Jean Duncan have 
a Right to Dispose of a forth Part of my Estat as she may think 
Proper I Do order and Derect that my Said Daughters Be Men- 
taned and schooled out of the intrest of my Personal Estat & 
Real Estat and the Proffet arising there from at the Discreation 
of my Exactors 

I Do Nominate Constitute & appoint James Ewins & George 
Duncan Juner Exactors * * * in witness whereof I have 
Hereunto Set my hand & Seal the Ninteenth Day of October 
anno Domini 1764 

William Duncan 

[Witnesses] John Duncan, John Barnet Jun% Ann Barnet. 

Be it known to all men By these Presents that whereas I 
william Duncan of Londonderry within the Provence of New 
Hampshire in Newingland Treader have made & Declared my 
Last will & Testament in writing Bearing Deat the Ninteenth 
Day of October 1764 I the Said william Duncan By this Present 
Codicil Do Ratify and Confirme the Said will & Testment yet 
it is my will & Desiar that if any of my Children should Die be- 
fore marage or they Com to the age of Twenty one years of age 
that that forth Part be Equaly Devided amongst the Rest as 
witsenes my hand 

his 

William X Duncan 

mark 



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[Witnesses] John Duncan, John Barnet Jun^ Ann Barnet. 
[Proved Nov. 28, 1764.] 

[Inventory, attested April 29, 1765; amount, £14,135. 14. i; 
signed by WilHam Duncan, John Barnett, and George Duncan, 
Jr.; the sum of £315. 16. o was added Aug. 25, 1766.] 

[Guardianship of Ann Duncan, Rachel Duncan, and Rosanna 
Duncan, aged less than 14 years, children of William Duncan, 
granted to John Duncan June 18, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 251.] 

[Bond of John Duncan, yeoman, with James Taggart, yeo- 
man, and William Duncan, gentleman, as sureties, all of London- 
derry, in the sum of £500, June 18, 1766, for the guardianship of 
Ann Duncan, Rachel Duncan, and Rosa Duncan, aged less than 
14 years, children of William Duncan of Londonderry, trader, 
deceased; witnesses, James Campbell, Jr., Thomas Taggart.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £420. 10. 4; expenditures, 
£205. 12. loK; mentions "John Weare who Married the widow 
Jane Duncan"; allowed Aug. 28, 1766.] 

[Petition of John Duncan, guardian, and Capt. John Wiear, 
April I, 1769, for a division of the estate by Capt. William Dun- 
can, John Barnett, and James Beaton.] 

[Bond of Matthew Thornton of Exeter, with John Bell and 
John Pinkerton, both of Londonderry, as sureties, in the sum of 
£2000, Nov. 24, 1779, for the guardianship of Rosanna Duncan, 
minor, aged more than 14 years, daughter of William Duncan; 
witnesses, Zaccheus Clough, Nathaniel Parker.] 



DANIEL MOULTON 1764 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Moulton of Chester, 
yeoman, granted to Richard Jenness, 3d, Oct. 31, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 323.] 



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[Bond of Richard Jenness, 3d, of Rye, with Jonathan Towle 
of Rye and Jonathan Marston of Hampton, yeomen, as sureties, 
in the sum of £5000, Oct. 31, 1764, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Wyseman Claggett, John SuUivan.] 



ISAAC CURRIER 1764 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Isaac Currier of Exeter, inn- 
holder, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Currier, Oct. 31, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 369.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Currier, with Ephraim Robinson, trader, 
and Jonathan Hill, joiner, as sureties, all of Exeter, in the sum of 
£500, Oct. 31, 1764, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Noah Emery, Daniel Tilton.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 28, 1764; amount, £5496. 13. o; signed by 
Noah Emery and Daniel Tilton.] 

[Administration de bonis non on the estate of Isaac Currier of 
Exeter, hatter, granted to Ephraim Robinson July 31, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 526.] 

[Bond of Ephraim Robinson, gentleman, with Noah Emery, 
gentleman, and Richard Smith, yeoman, as sureties, all of Ex- 
eter, in the sum of £500, July 31, 1765, for the administration of 
the estate; witnesses, Ebenezer Stevens, William Vaughan.] 

[Bond of Ephraim Robinson of Exeter, trader, with James 
Norris and Joseph Chandler, both of Epping, gentlemen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 28, 1770, for the guardianship 
of Isaac Currier and Ephraim Currier, aged less than 14 years, 
children of Isaac Currier; witnesses, John Wentworth, Samuel 
Hale, Jr.] 



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HANNAH HORNEY 1764 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Hannah Horney of Ports- 
mouth, widow, granted to John Shackford Oct. 31, 1764.] 

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

[Bond of John Shackford of Portsmouth, with Walter Bryent 
of Newmarket and Benjamin Hill of Madbury, yeoman, as sure- 
ties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 31, 1764, for the administration of 
the estate; witnesses, William Parker, William Vaughan.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 31, 1764, authorizing William Shackford and 
William Knight, merchant, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 9, 1764; amount, £5693. 12. 6; signed by 
William Shackford and William Knight.] 

[Administration de bonis non granted to Bray Dearing Under- 
wood, mariner, Feb. 3, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 258.] 

[Bond of Bray Dearing Underwood, with Jonathan Warner 
and William Pearne, mariner, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in 
the sum of £500, Feb. 3, 1770, for the administration of the es- 
tate; witness, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £230. 14. 7>^; ex- 
penditures, £216. 4. 11^; allowed June 4, 1770.] 



NATHAN PRESCOTT 1764 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Nathan Prescott of Kingston, 
yeoman, granted to Stephen Prescott Nov. 9, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 342.] 

[Bond of Stephen Prescott of Kingston, yeoman, with Philip 
Tilton of Kingston, blacksmith, and David Green of Kensington, 



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yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of £300, Nov. 9, 1764, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate; witnesses, Thomas Batchelder, Wil- 
liam Parker, Jr.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 14, 1764; amount, £6175. 4. o; signed by 
Jeremy Webster and Jonathan Greeley.] 



JOHN DOW 1764 KENSINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen I John Dow of the parish of Ken- 
sington in the province of Newhampshire in newengland yeo- 
man * * * 

ily I Give and Bequeath to my wellbeloved wife patience 
Dow Six hundred pounds money old Tenor Bills of Credit or in 
Dollors at six pounds apiece to be paid to her by my Son John 
Dow within one yeare after my Decease and I Give my Said 
wife all my moveables within Doars excepting one Bead and 
Beading Belonging to Said Bead and my Clock and to my Said 
wife I Give my little mair and two Cows and four Sheep all 
above mentioned excepting what is above excepted my Said 
wife to Despose of as Shee Shall See Cause — and I Give my said 
wife the Improvement of the west end of my Dwelling house 
the one halfe of my Barn and the one third of all my Real Estate 
the house and Barn and the one third of my Real Estate my 
wife is to Improve So long as Shee Continues my widow and no 
longer 

2ly I Give and Bequeath to my son moses Dow Six pound 
money old Tenor to be paid to him by my Son John Dow within 
one year after my Decease 

3ly I Give and Bequeath to my Son paul Dow the Best Bead 
and Beading that I have in my house and I Give my Said son 
five hundred pounds money old Tenor Bills of Credit or in 
Dolors at Six pounds apiece the Said five hundred pounds to be 
put into Samuel pages hands to be let out for my Said Son at 



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Interst the Said Samuel page to pay himselfe out of the Interest 
for his trouble the Said five hundred pounds to be paid to Samuel 
page within one after my Decease by my son John Dow — and if 
Said page Should let Said money out and it Should any of it be 
lost my Son paul shall loose it and I order my son John to main- 
tain paul in Sickness and health So long as he lives with him 

4ly I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter huldah Green two 
hundred and fifty pounds money old Tenor Bills of Credit or in 
DoUors at Six pounds apiece to be paid to her by my son John 
Dow within one year after my Decease 

5ly I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter hannah Collins 
two hundred and fifty pounds money old Tenor Bills of Credit 
or in Dollers at Six pounds apiece To be paid to her by my son 
John Dow within one year after my Decease 

6ly I Give and Bequeath to my Son John Dow forever my 
house and Barn and and all my land laying Kensington and all 
my Salt marsh and thatch Ground laying in hampton falls or 
else where only my wife is to Improve as above expresed and I 
Give my said son all my Implyments of husbandry and all my 
Stock of Cattle or Creatuers of all Sorts excepting what I have 
given my wife before in this my will and I Do by these presents 
Constitute and appoint my well beloved son John Dow to be my 
Executor to this my last Will and Testiment Rattifying and 
Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testiment 
In Witness Whereof I the Said John Dow have hereunto Set my 
hand and affixt my Seal this twelfth Day of November anno: 
Domini 1764 and the fifth year of the Reign of King George the 
third &c 

John Dow 

[Witnesses] Jonathan Purintun, Stephen Brown, Elijah 
Brown. 

[Proved Sept. 30, 1767.] 

[Inventory, attested Oct. 24, 1767; amount, £1283. 5. 6; 
signed by Jonathan Purington and Theophilus Page.] 



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JACOB STANYAN 1764 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Stanyan of Hampton 
Falls granted to Caleb Sanborn Nov. 13, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 342.] 

[Bond of Caleb Sanborn of Hampton Falls, gentleman, with 
Jonathan Perkins, baker, and Noah Emery, gentleman, both of 
Exeter, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 13, 1764, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate; witnesses, William Vaughan, William 
Parker.] 

[Inventory, attested Dec. 6, 1764; amount, £564. 16. o; 
signed by Jonathan Fifield and Abner Sanborn, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 22, 1765, authorizing Meshech Weare and 
Richard Nason, both of Hampton Falls, to receive claims against 
the estate.] 

[List of claims, Sept. 3, 1765; amount, £11. o. 234^; signed by 
Meshech Weare and Richard Nason.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £28. 4. 9><, personal 
estate; expenditures, £29. 12. 2^; filed Sept. 24, 1765.] 



SAMUEL HILL 1764 ROCHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Hill of Rochester, 
clerk, granted to Waldo Emerson of Wells, Me., trader, Nov. 
16, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 342.] 

[Samuel Hill of Portsmouth and Abraham Hill of Wells, Me., 
minors, sons of Sarah Hill, who was a daughter of Samuel Jor- 
dan of Biddeford, Me., make choice of Waldo Emerson of Wells,. 
Me., as their guardian, Aug. i6, 1764.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 11, p. 175.] 



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[Bond of Waldo Emerson of Wells, Me., trader, with Noah 
Emery of Exeter, gentleman, and James Kielle of Dover as sure- 
ties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 16, 1764, for the administration 
of the estate of Rev. Samuel Hill of Rochester; witnesses, Hunk- 
ing Wentworth, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 19, 1764; amount, £890. o. o; signed by 
John McDuffie and John Plummer.] 



SAMUEL NORRIS 1764 EPPING 

In the Name of god Amen the twenty first Day of November 
Anno Domini 1764. I Samuel Norris of Epping in the Province 
of New Hampshire Husbandman being weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Mary 
Norris all my home place where I now Live, Containing one 
hundred acres more or Less together with my Dwelling house 
Standing thereon for and During her natural Life, and all my 
Parsonal Estate I give and Bequeath to my Said beloved wife to 
her Desposal forever, and also the Improvement of Sixty acres 
of Land Lying in Eppin and to be taken of the westerly end of 
that tract of Land I Bought of M' Enoch Clark for and during 
her natureal Life — 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Son Benjamin Norris his 
Heirs and Assigns for ever all my home place where I now Lives 
Containing one hundred acres more or Less together with the 
Buildings Standing thereon and to come in Pessession at my 
wifes Decease, and also one third Part of my Saw mill in Notting- 
ham and one third Part of the stream and also one third Part of 
twenty acres of Land that I reserved for a Privilege to accomo- 
date Said mill and to Lye where most Convenant to Said mill, 
and to Come in Pessession at my Decease — 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Son Samuel Norris his Heirs 
and assigns for ever, all that tract of Land Lying in Eppin 



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aforesaid that I Bought of M' Enoch Clark excepting the im- 
provement of sixty acres of said tract which I reserve for my 
wife to have the Improvement of During her Natural Life and 
also one third part of my saw mill & stream and one third Part 
of twenty acres of Land near said mill. — 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Zebulon Norris his Heirs 
and assigns for ever, one hundred and forty acres of Land Lying 
in Nottingham in the Second Range of Lotts in the third Division 
and is Part of the 2i«* Lott in N° and to begin on the westerly 
side of said Lot and to extend into said Lot so far as will Contain 
Just one hundred & forty acres as abovesaid and to be of equeal 
weidth at each end and also one third Part of my saw mill in 
Nottingham and one third Part of the Streem and one third Part 
of twenty acres of Land where most convenant for a Privilege 
for said mill — 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter marcy Burley her 
Heirs & assigns one fourth Part of the remainder of my Land 
Lying in Nottingham in the second Range of Lots in the third 
Division in the 21^* Lot in N° and in the 22*^ Lot in N° excepting 
the Pine timber Standing thereon, that which I give to all my 
Children to share equally alike — 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter mary Meloon her 
Heirs and assigns for ever one fourth Part of the remainder of 
my Land that Lyes in the Second Range of Lots in Nottingham 
in the third Division and in the 21^* and 22^ Lots in N° excepting 
what I have given to my three sons as is above mentioned except- 
ing the Pine timber and that I give to all my Children to Share 
equally alike — 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Ruth Norris her 
Heirs and assigns one fourth Part of my Land that Lyes in the 
second Range of Lots in the third Division in Nottingham and 
in the Lots N° 21 & N° 22 excepting what I have given to my 
three Sons as is above mentioned, excepting the Pine timber and 
that I give to all my Children to share equally alike — 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Deborah Norris 



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her Heirs and assigns one fourth Part of my Land that Lyes in 
the Second Range of Lots in the third Division in Nottingham 
and in y" Lots N° 21 : and N° 22 : excepting what I have given to 
my three sons as is above mentioned excepting the Pine timber 
and that I give to all my Children to share equally alike. 

Lastly I do Constitute and appoint my well beloved wife 
Mary Norris to be my Executrix * * * 

his 

Samuel X Norris 

Mark 

[Witnesses] Jeremiah Prescott, James Rundlet Jun^ William 
Prescott, Abraham Perkins. 
[Proved March 26, 1766.] 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Norris of Epping, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Mary Norris, Feb. 27, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 445.] 

[Bond of Mary Norris, with Jonathan Norris and Jeremiah 
Elkins, yeomen, as sureties, all of Epping, in the sum of £500, 
Feb. 27, 1765, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker, Moses Davis.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 27, 1765, authorizing Ezekiel Brown of Epping, 
gentleman, and Daniel Beede of Brentwood to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 18, 1765; amount, £16,652. 18. o; signed by 
Ezekiel Brown and Daniel Beede.] 

[License to Samuel Connor and his wife Mary, executors, to 
sell real estate.] 



EDMUND PENDERGAST 1764 DURHAM 

In the Name of God Amen the twenty first Day of November 
In the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred sixty & four 



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I Edmond Pendergast of the town of Durham in the Province of 
newhampshire in newengland yeoman being Sick & week of 
Body * * * 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Edmond Pender- 
gast the one Half of all my Estate Real Personal or mixt of what- 
soever nature or kind or wheresoever the Same may be found to 
be to him my Said Son Edmond Pendergast his heirs and assigns 
for ever 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Son thomas Pender- 
gast Half of all my Estate Real Personal or mixt of whatsoever 
nature or kind or wheresoever the same may be found to be to 
him my said son thomas Pendergast his heirs & assigns for ever 
& my will is that If either of my Said Sons Shall Die before he 
Comes of the age of twenty one years then my will is that the 
whole of my afore Said Estate be to the Surviveing Son & his 
heirs & assigns forever & my will is & it is my true Intent & 
meaning that what I have herein before given to my Sons Shall 
not effect or Infreange on my Dearly beloved wife Hannah her 
Right of Dower or power of thirds of in or to Said Estate And I 
do hereby make ordain & appoint my Said Dearly beloved wife 
Hannah Pendergast my Sole Executor * * * 

Edmond Pendergast 

[Witnesses] Dennis Pendergast, Benjamin Bennick, Walter 
Bryent. 

[Proved April i6, 1765.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 29, 1765, authorizing John Mead, cordwainer, 
and Joseph Young, gentleman, both of Newmarket, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 30, 1765 ; amount, £476. 1 1 . 6 ; signed by John 
Mead and Joseph Young.] 



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ABEL WRIGHT 1764 NEW IPSWICH 

In The Name of God Amen. I Abel Wright of Ipswich in the 
Province of New Hampshire Being Wealc in Body * * * 

Imprimas I Do Give to my Brother Thomas Wright my Great 
Coat hatt and Husbanddry Tools. 

Item I Do Give to my Brother oliver Wright a Black pare 
of Britches 

Item I Do Give to my Brother Ebenezer wright a Blew Coat 
and Jacote Each all wool. 

Item I Do Give to my Brother Peter Wright a Blew Dew 
Roy Coat and a white Jacote and my Gun. 

Item I Do Give and bequeath to my Beloved wife Eunice all 
my Estate Both Real and personal with all Noats Book Debts 
and Do appoint and Constitute her to be the Sole Executor of 
this my Last Will and Testement and to pay all my Justs Debts 
and funural Charges and Deliver the above Legaces to the 
persons Named. 

In Confirmation hereof I Do hereunto Set my hand and Seal 
this twenty Sixt Day of November A: D. 1764, and in the fourth 
year of his Majesties George y^ 3 by the Grace of God King &c 

Abel Wright 

[Witnesses] Stephen Adams, Isaac Appleton, Benjamin Adams. 
[Proved Oct. 30, 1765.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Adams, in behalf of Eunice Wright, with 
Isaac Appleton as surety, both of New Ipswich, yeomen, in the 
sum of .... , Oct. 30, 1765, for the execution of the will ; witnesses, 
William Parker, Richard Wibird Penhallow.] 



JEREMIAH BATCHELDER 1764 KENSINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen: November the 28*** day 1764 I 
Jeremiah Bachelder of the Parish of Kensington in Hampton in 



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the Province of New Hamps: in New England Husbandman 
* * * 

Imp^ I Give to Theodate my Now dearly beloved wife the use 
& Improvement of the one Half of my dwelling House, viz: the 
Easterly End thereof from the top to the Bottom with the 
Cellar under it: and the one third of my Barn viz: the Easterly 
part thereof, also I Give to my s*^ wife the use & Improvement of 
one Third part of all the residue of my Real Estate: that is my 
Buildings & all my Lands &c for her to use Improve & take the 
profits Dureing her Natural life viz. of one Third part thereof 
as above mentioned : also I Give to my s^ wife all my Houshold 
Stuff for her own to her, her Hiers and Assigns forever, and to be 
at her dispose Further I Give to her my s"* wife Two Cows & 
four sheep to be delivered to her by my Executor Immediately 
after my decease if She requests them or at any time whensoever 
she request or demand them : 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my son Jeremiah Bachelder all my 
Real Estate (as Lands Buildings &c) wherever being, or how- 
ever scituate; to him his Hiers & Assigns forever, with all my 
stock of Cattel, Horses, sheep, swine &c and all my Implements 
without Doors for man & Beast to work with & all my provision 
viz: Corn Meat &c; and my salt Marsh; The said Real Estate as 
above Express'd with the above mentioned personal Estate To 
Have And To Hold to him the s"* Jeremiah Bachelder my s<^ son 
his Hiers Executors Adminis" & Assigns for ever, he paying the 
Legacies & performing the duties hereafter mentioned — 

And I do hereby Constitute make & ordain my s"* son Jeremiah 
Bachelder to be sole Executor of this my Last Will & Testa- 
ment — 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Theo- 
date now the wife of Benjamin Sanborn the sum of forty shillings 
sterling to be paid to her by my Executor within one year after 
my Decease in s*^ sterling money, or an Equivalency thereto in 
the Currency that shall then pass, she haveing been already 
furnishd by me 



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Item I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter Huldah the sum of 
forty Eight pounds sterling, or an Equivalency thereto, as fol- 
loweth viz : Twelve pounds Sterling at the End of one year after 
my decease, or an Equivalency in the Currency that then shall 
pass, and the residue to be paid as followeth viz: A Cow and such 
things as shall be Necessary for Housekeeping, Suitable to her 
degree & Quality and she shall request therefor, all to be paid 
and delivered as before mentioned at the End of one year after 
my decease 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter Mary as the former 
forty Eight pounds sterling or an Equivalency thereto as follow- 
eth viz: Twelve pounds sterling within Two years after my 
decease or an Equivalency thereto in the Currency that shall 
then pass: and the remainder as followeth viz: One Cow & the 
remainder in such things as that be Necessary for her keeping 
House According to her Degree & Quality and she shall request 
therefor, all to be paid & delivered within Two years after my 
Decease — 

Item as for my son Stephen my Will is and I do hereby Order 
that my Executor (In Case the s^ Stephen should live to grow up 
to manhood) procure & provide for him the s'' Stephen A settle- 
ment something higher up in the Country than where I dwell, 
where I Expect Land will be Cheaper than here, and that it be in 
good Land that will be fit for a man to live upon when bro't too, 
and that my S'^ Executor support him in his own person, with 
Two years provision after he shall arrive to the age of Twenty 
one years, if he stand in Need thereof, also that he help him 
some in his first beginnings about Clearing, and about Building; 
also that he furnish him with a yoke of Oxen & A Cow when he 
shall settle for himself; But in Case the s<^ Stephen as he grows 
up should Incline to learn a Trade (he being weakly & ailing) 
that then in that Case my Will is that my s^ Executor take Care 
that he is learn't some Trade or Mystery such as he inclines to & 
is likely to be Capable of following: and then he Comes to be 
free (as is Commonly Expressd) to provide for him A settlement 



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in some place likly to be Convenient for his Trade & Calling 
(that is to say) a place for a Tradesman (not a farmer) and to 
assist him some in Building; and then in this last Case if it should 
be so my Will is that my s'^ Executor be Excus'd from the first 
Case viz : from procureing the farm &c — 

And I do hereby Will & order my s'^ Executor to deliver to 
my s'^ wife the forementioned Two Cows & four sheep as fore- 
mentioned : — also the Two Cows forementioned to my Two 
Daughters forementioned, and to pay to all my Three Daughters 
forementioned the several Legacies to them respectively ordered 
as before mentioned : also I hereby Will & Order my s*^ Executor 
to provide a good Horse for my s"^ wife, such as shall be fit 
for her Use yearly and every year so long as she remains A 
widow * * * 

Jeremiah Bachelder 

[Witnesses] Samuel Hobbs, Joseph Kimball, Jeremy Webster. 
[Proved Jan. 30, 1765.] 

[Inventory, March 13, 1765; amount, £21,877. 6. o; signed by 
Jeremy Webster and Abraham Prescott.] 



SAMUEL SMITH 1764 DUNBARTON 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Smith of Starkstown, 
yeoman, granted to John Stinson of Starkstown, yeoman, Dec. 
6, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 358.] 

[Bond of John Stinson, with Stephen Holland of Londonderry, 
and John Stark of Derryfield, gentleman, as sureties, in the sum 
of £10,000, Dec. 6, 1764, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Samuel Hobart, Matthew Thornton.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 17, 1765; amount, £3498. 12. o; signed by 
Caleb Page and William Stark.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS II9 

[Account of John Stinson and wife Elizabeth, administrators; 
receipts, £4470. o. o; expenditures, £1721. 8. 10; mentions " 1765 
Jan. 25 supporting the Children of said deceased viz Andrew 
Smith 52 weeks Mary Smith 148 weeks Sam' Smith 148 weeks. 
. . . 1767 Jan Mary Smith 52 weeks more Samuel Smith 104 
weeks more"; filed Jan. 15, 1767.] 

[Bond of Stephen Holland, with Matthew Thornton as surety, 
both of Londonderry, in the sum of £200, Jan. 30, 1771, for the 
guardianship of Andrew Smith, minor, aged more than 14 years, 
son of Samuel Smith; witnesses, none.] 

[Administrator's additional account; receipts, £159. 8. 2; ex- 
penditures, £3. 3. o; allowed Jan. 31, 1771, and ordered to be 
divided among "the woman who was the wife of the deceased" 
and the six children.] 



THOMAS OWEN 1764 PORTSMOUTH 

[Guardianship of John Owen, minor, aged more than 14 years, 
son of Thomas Owen of Portsmouth, granted to Pierse Long 
Dec. 10, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 342.] 

[Bond of Pierse Long, mariner, with Samuel Warner, merchant, 
as surety, both of Portsmouth, in the sum of £5000, Dec. 10, 
1764, for the guardianship of John Owen, son of Thomas Owen, 
mariner, deceased ; witnesses, William Vaughan, William Parker.] 



JOHN LOVERING 1764 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of John Lovering of Exeter 
granted to his widow, Jane Lovering, Dec. 17, 1764.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 385.] 



120 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Jane Levering, with Nathaniel Folsom and Joseph 
Gilman, merchant, as sureties, all of Exeter, in the sum of £5000, 
Dec. 17, 1764, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Joseph Gilman, 3d, John Ward Oilman.] 

[Inventory, attested Oct. 7, 1765; amount, £7554. 7. o; signed 
by Biley Hardy and Edward Stevens.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £385. 7. 4; expendi- 
tures, £419. 2. 3>^; mentions "Supporting & maintaining four of 
the Intestates Children being under Seven years old from the 
13*'' day of October 1764 being the day of Decease for & During 
the Terms following viz i. Anna to the 11 ^'^ of October 1765. 
... 2. Richard to the 2^]^"^ Decem'' 1767. ... 3. Nathaniel 
to May 4**^ 1768. ... 4. Ruhamah to May 4*^ 1768"; allowed 
May 8, 1768.] 

[Petition of Joseph Lovering and Jonathan Lovering, Aug. 31, 
1808, that administration de bonis non on the estate of their 
father, John Lovering, be granted to their brother, Benjamin 
Lovering of Exeter.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Lovering, cordwainer, with George Hali- 
burton, mariner, and James Folsom, 3d, saddler, as sureties, all 
of Exeter, in the sum of $2000, Sept. 14, 1808, for the administra- 
tion of the estate ; witness, William Parker.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 14, 1808, authorizing Benjamin Gordon, 
Dudley Thing, yeoman, both of Exeter, and Simon Magoon of 
East Kingston, yeoman, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. i, 1808; eleven acres of land in Exeter, 
$308.00; signed by Benjamin Gordon and Simon Magoon.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £147. 5. 2; signed 
by Noah Emery and Nicholas Gilman; attested Oct. 10, 1766, 
endorsed returnedfOct. 28, 1808.] 

[License to the administrator, Nov. 14, 1808, to sell real estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 121 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, $753.00; expenditures, 
$670.01; allowed Oct. 23, 1809.] 



GEORGE HUNTRESS 1764 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I George Huntress of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire Gentleman being Infirm and 
in a Bad State of Bodily helth * * * 

Imprimis I give to Sarah my Beloved Wife all my Personal 
Estate whatsoever & wheresoever the Same is or may be found 
(She paying all my Just Debts & Funeral Charges) To her & her 
Heirs and assigns forever, Also I give to her the Improvement of 
all my Real Estate During her Life for her Support & bringing 
up my Younger Children — 

Item I give & Bequeath to my Children Viz' Robert Huntress, 
George Huntress, Eliz^ Huntress, Joshua Lang Huntress, Daniel 
Huntress & Cath" Huntress Each of them five Shillings to be paid 
within one year after my Decease by my Executrix herein after 
named — 

Item I give unto my Said Children the reversion of my Real 
Estate to them their Heirs & assigns forever to be Equally Di- 
vided between them — 

Lastly I Constitute & appoint my Said Wife Sole Executrix of 
this my last Will and Testament hereby Revokeing all former 
Wills by me heretofore made — 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the 
20''' Day of December Anno Domini 1764 

George Huntress 

[Witnesses] John Grififith, John Leweis, Caleb Beck. 
[Proved F'eb. 27, 1765.] 



122 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ELIJAH DUTTON 1764 NEW IPSWICH 

The Last Will and Testement of Elij'* Dutton of Ipswich in the 
Province of New-Hampsh"" Housewright In the Name of God 
Amen. I Elijah Dutton of S"^ Ipswich being as I apprehend very 
near my Departure out of this world though Sick yet of Perfect 
Memory * * * 

Item. I Give and bequeath unto Elisabeth my well Beloved 
Wife my Whole Real and Personal Estate & hereby make her 
my Sole Heir that the Same be Intirely at her Disposal — 

Lastly I Constitute and appoint My Honoured Father John 

Dutton of S'l Ipswich Blacksmith To be the Sole Executor 
* * * 

Signed Sealed Deliver'd Published and Pronounced on this 
Twenty Second Day of Decemb"^ Anno Dom. 1764 in the Fourth 
Year of His Majesties Reign: Written by the afore s'^ Elij'* Dut- 
ton of S'^ Ipswich in the Province of New Hampshire as his Last 
Will and Testament — 

his 
Elij^ X Dutton 
mark 

[Witnesses] Benj^* Hoar, Ephraim Adams, Benj" King. 
[Proved June 14, 1765.] 

[Bond of John Dutton, with Ephraim Adams as surety, both 
of New Ipswich, in the sum of £500, June 14, 1765, for the 
execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker, Sarah Parker.] 



JONATHAN BEAN 1765 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Bean of Kingston, 
yeoman, granted to Joseph Bean, Jr., of Kingston Jan. 9, 1765.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 420.] 

[Bond of Joseph Bean, Jr., yeoman, with Jonathan Sanborn 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 23 

and Moses Judkins, yeomen, as sureties, all of Kingston, in the 
sum of £500, Jan. 9, 1765, for the administration of the estate 
of his brother, Jonathan Bean ; witnesses, Moses Badger, William 
Parker, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 9, 1765, authorizing Ebenezer Long and Samuel 
Philbrick, both of Kingston, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested April 23, 1765; amount, £1024. 15. o; 
signed by Ebenezer Long and Samuel Philbrick.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £72. 2. o; expendi- 
tures, £29. 3. 10; allowed Aug. 27, 1766.] 



ABNER HARRLMAN 1765 PLAISTOW 

In The Name of god amen : I Abner Harriman of Plastow in the 
Province of Newhampshire in New England yeaman. Calling to 
mind the Mortallity of My Body and Being of a perfect mind 
and Memory, Do this fourteenth Day of January Domini 1765. 
make this my Last will and Testament * * * 

Imp^ I give and bequeth To my son Jaasiel Harriman the 
sum of four pounds New tenor To Be paid by my Executors in 
two years after my Decease — 

Item I give & bequeath To my Daughter Elisabeth Hooper y^ 
sum of four pounds New tenor To be paid by my Executors in 
two years after my Decease — 

Item I give and bequath To my Daughter Ruth Merrill y« 
sum of Twenty five pounds New tenor to be paid by my Execu- 
tors in two years after My Decease 

Item I give & bequath to my Daughter Naomi Pike y sum of 
Twenty five pounds New tenor To be paid by my Executors in 
two years after my Decease — 

Item I give and bequeath To my Daughter Sarah Kimball y" 
sum of Twelve pounds Ten shillings New tenor To be paid by 
my Executors in tow years after my Decease — 



124 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item. I give and bequeath To my Daughter Ana Haes y^ sum 
of Twelve Pounds Ten shilHngs New tenor To be paid by my 
Executors in Two years after my Decease — 

Item I give and bequeath To my grandson Abner Plumer my 
Dwelling house Barn Sawmill Grist mill with all my Homestead 
farm, and the Land and Medow lying on y«= Northoly Side of the 
Saw Mill Medow Brook Joyning To Land of Benj" Stone with 
about two acres lying by y" Saw Mill River Joining on Land of 
John Harriman Jn"" with all my Stock Together with all my 
Husbandry Tools, and all my personal Estate That I Shall have 
at my Decease, he y^ Said Plumer paying all my Just Debts 
Funeral Charges Legeces before Mentioned — 

I also appoint and Constitute him y" Said Abner Plumer afore- 
said Together with Nathaniel Peabody of Plastow aforesaid 
Physician sole Executors * * * }n witness whereof I have 
hereunto Sett my hand & Seal this fourteenth Day of January 
in y« fifth year of His Majestyes Riagn Domini 1765 — 

Abner Harriman 

his 
[Witnesses] Thomas Stevens, Samuel Little, Jonathan X 
Stevens. mark 

[Proved April 13, 1770.] 

[Inventory, l\Iay 18, 1770; amount, £170. 13. 4; signed by 
Jonathan Carlton and Samuel Little.] 

[Petition of Reuben Harriman, April 5, 1774, for an account by 
the administrator, stating that the estate was insolvent, and that 
" Cap*° Thomos Noyes and Enock Noyes and Morses Keley Was 
apinted by the Judg to Recive the Clames and no Return mad 
of there Doings."] 

[Citation to the executor. May 20, 1774, to render an account.] 

[Petition of the executor, June 27, 1774, for further time, on 
account of confused papers, large number of claims, and doubtful 
titles to real estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 25 

THOAIAS BICKFORD 1765 MADBURY 

In the Name of God amen this Twenty Sixth Day of Janu* 
one thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty five I Tho'' Bickford in the 
parrish of Madbury in the province of New Hampshire Yeoman 
Being Very Sick And weak in Body * * * 

Item I Give to my Beloved wife Juanna Bickford to be at her 
Disposing one Suit of mourning apparel that is to Say one silk 
Crape Gown hood vail hankerchief & Gloves with my meat & 
Corn & the Cow She brought with her & two Yearling Calves one 
Yearlin Colt two swine with one sheep & the Increase of four 
sheep one year to Deliv^ by my Executor 

Item I Give to my Son Tho^ Bickford his heirs & assigns 
forever four acres of Land in madbury abovs'^ now in the Posision 
of my son Charles Bickford bound at the Eastern End next to 
Leu* James Davises Land 

Item I Give to my son Charles Bickford his heirs & assigns 
forever Seven acres of Land now in his possesion where he now 
Dwells Joyning to his Land being the whole Length thereof 

Item I Give to my son John Bickford his heirs & assigns for- 
ever my Right or Intrest in a new Town ship in said province in 
the Midle town under Tufton Mason Lying by the head of 
Rochester & also my working Oxen 

Item I Give to my son Samuel Bickford his heirs & assign for- 
ever four acres of Land in s^ madbury now in the Possesion of my 
Son Charles Bickford Lying between what I have willd to him 
& my son Tho^ Bickford 

Item I Give to my Daughter Temperance Young one Cow to 
be Deliv^ her by my Executor one Year after my Decease 

Item I Give to my Daughter Elisabeth Young one Cow to be 
Dilev* her by my Execu"^ two Years after my Decease 

Item I Give to my Daughter Rebbeca Cook one Cow to be 
Deliv^ her by my Execu'' three Years after My Death 

Item I Give to my Daughter Sarah Blake one Cow to be 
Deliv'd her by my Execut"^ four Years after my Decease 



126 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I Give to my son Joseph Bickford whome I likewise 
Constitute make & ordain my Sole Execuf to this my Last will & 
Testament, to him his heirs & Assigns forever my homested 
farm where I now Dwell with my Dwelling House & barn stand- 
ing thereon with my farming ox tackling with my live Stock 
Excepting what I have Given afores'* I likewise give to my son 
Joseph whatsoever shall hereafter appear to be my Estate not 
mentioned in the foregoing to be by him freely Possesd & 
Enjoyd * * * 

Thomas Bickford 

[Witnesses] Solo Emerson, Ruben Cheslee, Eben"" Demerit. 
[Proved Feb. 27, 1765.] 

[Bond of Joseph Bickford, yeoman, with Reuben Chesley and 
John Tasker, husbandmen, as sureties, all of Madbury, in the 
sum of £500, Feb. 27, 1765, for the execution of the will; wit- 
nesses, John Sullivan, William Vaughan.] 



ELIPHALET HALE 1765 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Eliphalet Hale of Exeter 
granted to his son, Eliphalet Hale, Jan. 30, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 374.] 

[Bond of Eliphalet Hale of Exeter, gentleman, with John 
Shackford and John Dennett, gentleman, both of Portsmouth, 
as sureties, in the sum of £20,000, Jan. 30, 1765, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate of Eliphalet Hale, physician; wit- 
nesses, William Eastman, William Vaughan.] 

[Elizabeth Hale renounces administration Feb. 6, 1765.] 

[Inventory, April 10, 1765; amount, £422. 6. o; signed by 
John Rice and Noah Emery.] 

[List of claims against the estate, attested July 29, 1767; 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 27 

amount, £521. 15. 2; signed by Noah Emery and Nicholas 
Gilman.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £304. o. 7; expendi- 
tures, £214. 18. 7; mentions "Supplying the Widow & Three 
Daughters with Provisions & fireing for one year"; allowed 
Oct. 31, 1770.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £89. 2. o; allowed 
Nov. 13, 1770.] 



EBENEZER ADAMS 1765 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Ebenezer Adams of Dover 
granted to his widow, Lois Adams, Jan. 30, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 374.] 

[Bond of Lois Adams of Dover and Benjamin Adams of New- 
ington, with Jonathan Downing of Newington, yeoman, and 
George Boyd of Portsmouth as sureties, in the sum of £5000, 
Jan. 30, 1765, for the administration of the estate of Ebenezer 
Adams, trader; witnesses, Samuel Penhallow, William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 28, 1765; amount, £5815. 3. 5; signed by 
Thomas Westbrook Waldron and Ephraim Hanson.] 

[List of claims against the estate, May 28, 1765; amount, 
£6326. 3. 0.] 

[Petition of Caleb Hodgdon of Dover, mariner. May 15, 1771, 
for permission to sue the bond of the administrators.] 

[Caveat of Caleb Hodgdon, creditor, May 21, 1771, against 
the allowance of the list of claims against the estate.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £280. 2. 2; expendi- 
tures, £226. 4. 6)4 '> mentions "maintenance of three Children 
while under 7 years of age"; allowed June 14, 1771.] 



128 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[List of claims against the estate, Junes, 1771; amount, 
£43 1 . I. S)4'y signed by Thomas Westbrook Waldron and Ephraim 
Hanson.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £53. 17. 7^; al- 
lowed Aug. 12, 1771.] 



BARTHOLOMEW GOODWIN 1765 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Bartholomew Goodwin of 
Portsmouth, mariner, granted to William Knight and John 
Hooper Feb. 4, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 387.] 

[Bond of William Knight of Portsmouth and John Hooper of 
Berwick, Me., with Samuel Penhallow and John Penhallow, 
both of Portsmouth, merchants, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, 
Feb. 4, 1765, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Vaughan, William Parker.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 4, 1765, authorizing Samuel Penhallow and 
Capt. Thomas Peirce, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 5, 1765; amount, £5118. 15. o; signed by 
Thomas Peirce and Samuel Penhallow.] 

[Account of the administrators, William Knight of Portsmouth 
and John Hooper of Arundel, Me.; receipts, £124. 12. 3; ex- 
penditures, £133. 19. 7; mentions "paid M" Hooper towards 
support of y Children"; allowed Oct. 26, 1770.] 

[Additional account of expenditures; amount, £32. 10. 4; 
mentions "Attend"'' of Jn° Hooper & his Time Trouble & carry- 
ing the children to Arundel. . . . To a pair of Shoes for Anne a 
minor under Seven Years of Age. . . . Supplying & finding the 
afores'* Minor till she was Seven Years of Age being two years"; 
allowed Feb. 8, 1771.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 29 

SAMUEL SHERBURNE 1765 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

I Samuel Sherburne of Portsmouth in the Province of New 
Hampshire in New England Esqr being affected with Bodily 
Pain & Indisposition * * * 

Item I give & bequeath to the Church of England as by Law 
Established in the Town of Portsm° & Province afores"^ Two 
Thousand Pounds of the Present Value of old Ten' so called to be 
under the Care & Directions of the Vestry & Church Wardens of 
the Queens Chapel in s'^ Town for the Time being and this give 
for a Perpetual fund for that End & the Interest and Income of 
the Same to be appropriated & expended if necessary for the 
support of an organist in s*^ church or Parish forever without 
any Diminution of the Principle Sum — 

Item — I give & bequeath to the s'^ Church or Chaple my 
Moiety or half Parte of a Pasture or Lot of Land & meadow 
supposed in the whole about Twelve acres more or less situate 
in Portsm" afores^ and Lying on y^ Southerly or South Easterly 
Side of the Highway leading from the Hay market to Wibirds Hill 
so called & which s'* Tract was given me by my Hon'^ Father 
in his Last Will & Testament and this bequest to be under the 
Directions of the Church Wardens of said Parish for the Time 
being and to remain as a Perpetual Glebe to the said Church & 
Parish and their Successors for ever 

Item I give & bequeath to s*^ Church or Parish my lot of Land 
in Portsm" which I bought of George Allmary bounded and 
Discribed as by his Deed will appear to be under the Care & 
Directions of the Church Wardens & Vestry as above said & this 
I intend as a Place to build a School House upon To have & to 
Hold the Same to the Church Wardens & Vestry for the Time 
being for ever 

Item I give & bequeath to my Sister Ann Langdon during her 
Natural Life the Interest or Income of Two Thousand Pounds 
old Tenour to be paid her annually by my Executors hereafter in 



130 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

this will mentioned and after her Decease my will is & I hereby 
give & bequeath the said Principle Sum of Two Thousand 
Pounds to the Church of England aforesaid to be added to the 
Two thousand Pounds old Ten'' bequeathed to s"^ Parish in this 
my will above & to be held & applyd and Improved and Dis- 
posed of as in & by this my Will & Testament the above Legacy 
(to the Church) of Two Thousand Pounds is mentiond to be 
applyd & Improved — 

Item I give & bequeath to my said Sister Ann Langdon four 
Pair of Cotton & four Pair of Lining sheets also a Pair of half 
Pint Silver Cans also one Duzen China Plates & Three Dishes 
all blew & white 

Item I give & bequeath to M" Lydia Cutt during her Natural 
Life the Interest & Income of Fifteen Hundred Pounds old 
Tenour to be annually paid her by my Executor and after her 
Deceas I give and bequeath the s"^ Principle Sum of Fifteen 
Hundred Pounds to the above mentioned Church of England in 
Portsm° to be held & Improved as in & by this Will the money 
Legacies to the s*^ Church is directed & mentioned 

Item I give & bequeath to the s^ Lydia Cutt four Pair of Linen 
& four Pair Cotton Sheets & one Duzen China Plates & Three 
Dishes bew & white I also give her one of my Silver Cans which 
holds about Two thirds of a Pint 

Item I give & bequeath to M" Dorothy Read Three pair of 
Linin & three Pair of Cotton Sheets & one Duzen China Plates 
& Three Dishes bew & white 

Item I give & bequeath to the Children of my Sister Dorothy 
Gillman deceased & to be paid by my Executor Viz to Christo'" 
Rymes Nathaniel Rogers & Dorothy Taylor Each Two Hundred 
Pounds old Ten^ and I also give & bequeath to Nancy Barrett 
grand Child of my said Sister Two Hundred Pounds old Ten' 
these Legacies to be paid to the minors when they come of 
age 

Item I give & bequeath to M" Sarah Jaffrey My Silver Tea 
Kittle Lamp & Stand 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I3I 

Item I give & bequeath to M" Hannah Atkins my pair of Sil- 
ver butter boats so called 

Item I give & bequeath Gregory Purcel Esq & to his Heirs & 
assigns for ever a Tract of Land of about One Hundred acres 
more or less Situate in Nottingham in this Province near or 
adjacent to the Estate of Joshua Peirce Esq deceased & is that 
Tract I bought of M'' Cofifin of Newbury 

Item I give & bequeath to M" Rebecca Wentworth Daughter of 
John Wentworth of Portsmouth Esqr one Hundred Poundsold Ten"" 

Item I give & bequeath to the reverend M'' arthur Brown Two 
Hundred Pounds old Ten"" 

Item I give & bequeath to M" Hannah Jackson Daughter of 
Elisha Jackson late of Portsmouth deceasd one Hundred Pounds 
old Ten'' & Paid by my Executors when She comes of Age 

Item I give & bequeath to IVP Thomas Odiorne of Exeter in 
this Province merch* Three Hundred Pounds old Tenour to be 
paid him by my Executors here after mentioned 

Item I give & bequeath to Peter Gillman of Exeter in this 
Province Esqr Three Hundred Pounds old Ten"" to be paid by my 
Executors here after mentioned 

Item I give & bequeath to my Nephew Samuel Sherburne Son 
of my Brother Henry Sherburne Esqr all the Residue of my 
Estate both Real & Personal of what Kind or Nature soever to 
have & to Hold to him the said Samuel & to his Heirs & assignes 
for ever 

Lastly I Do hereby nominate Constitute & appoint Theodore 
Atkinson & Hunking Wentworth both of Portsmouth in the 
Province of New Hampshire afores'* Esqrs to be the Executors 
of this my last Will & Testament hereby Impowering them to 
See the Same duly Executed according to the Intent & Design 
thereof — 

In testamony whereof I have Signed & Seald the Same don at 
Portsmouth this fifth Day of February Annoq Domini one 
thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty five 1765 

Sam'' Sherburne 



132 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Witnesses] Theodore Atkinson Jun% Samuel Hale, Joseph 
Bass. 

[Proved Feb. 18, 1765.] 

[Bond of Theodore Atkinson and Hunking Wentworth, both 
of Portsmouth, without sureties, in the sum of £10,000, Feb. 
22, 1765, for the execution of the will; witnesses, Henry Sher- 
burne, Samuel Sherburne.] 



JAMES TOPPAN 1765 KINGSTON 

In the Name of God, Amen: I James Toppan of Kingstown in 
the Province of New Hamps: in New England Gen* being In- 
disposed in Body * * * 

Imp^ I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved & only son 
John Tappan his Hiers Executors Adminis" & assigns for ever 
all my Home place as it lays & is Bounded, with all the Build- 
ings thereon, with all priviledges & appurtenances thereunto 
belonging; s<^ place being scituate in Kingstown forementioned 
with all my Implements or Tools; (out of doors) for man & 
Beast to work with and all my stock, of what denomination 
Soever, as Cattle, Horses, sheep, swine &c also all my goods & 
Houshold stuff, within Doors; (saveing any thing which shall be 
hereafter mentioned, to be given to any others) and I Give also 
to my s^ Son a piece of Salt marsh Containing about Three or 
four acres it being that piece of marsh which I purchased of my 
Brother in Law Paul Morril being scituate in Salisbury, formerly 
so accounted & but now Called South Hampton; and my Right 
or Interest in Gillman Town in the Province afores^; all the s*^ 
premisses with their appurtenances my s"^ son John To Have And 
To Hold to him his hiers Executors adminis" & assigns forever, 
he paying the Legacies & performing the Duties hereafter men- 
tioned: Further the Debts Due to me I Give to the s'^ John, and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 33 

whatever Else that is mine, that may here be omitted (if any 
such there be) I give to him the s'* John 

Item I Give «& Bequeath to my Daughter Abigail now the 
wife of Jacob Gale of s*^ Kingstown my feather Bed belonging to 
my Parlour room to be furnished with Two Coverlids, a pair of 
sheets, & a pair of Bed Blankets, a Bolster & Two pillows with 
their Cases, also one Cow to be delivered within one year after 
my Decease, she haveing had her Portion already — 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Grandson James Gale, son 
of my forementioned Daughter Abigail a piece of salt marsh 
Containing Three acres it being that piece of salt marsh which 
I had of Daniel Merril ; of Salisbury & is scituate in the Parish 
of Hampton Falls; and my will is that my s'^ Daughter & her 
Husband shall have the use & Improvement of the s*^ marsh till 
the s'l James shall arrive to the age of Twenty one years; and 
then the s^ James to take the possession thereof & Enjoy the 
same forever — 

Item I Give to my Son in Law Simon Noyes the Sum of five 
shillings Sterling and to his Daughter Molly — the s*^ sum of 
five shillings like money and to his Daughter Sarah the s*^ sum of 
five shillings like money, all to be paid within Two years after 
my decease — 

Item I Give to my Grand Daughter Martha Noyes, Daughter 
of the forenamed Simon Noyes, One Cow to be delivered to her 
on her marriage, & another Cow to be delivered within Two 
years after her marriage; and I do hereby further will & order 
that the s^^ Martha, when she marries be furnished out of my 
Estate, with Houshold stuff for her Comfortable & Convenient 
House keeping suitable to her Degree & Quality, (as tho' she 
were my own Daughter) Particularly that she have Two good 
& Comfortable feather Beds, with furniture & Bedding suitable 
to them also that she have a dozen of Chairs, viz: Half a Dozen 
of Common Chairs, & Half a Dozen Something more Extraordi- 
nary, An Iron Pot & Kettle, a Brass Kettle that will Contain 
about four Pails full; a warming pan, a frying pan, A Box Iron 



134 ^^^ HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

A pair of Tongs & fire shovel, a pair of And Irons, and other 
Necessarys for her Conveniency as above mentioned suitable to 
her Degree & Quality, also that she be furnished with Two 
spinning wheels one for woolen & the other for Linnen & a pair 
of Cards ; also I Give to the s^ Martha my Case of Draws which is 
now in my House; further my will is that the s'^ Martha have 
the liberty & privilidge of the west room in my House for her to 
dwell in till she marries, & then to Quit it 

And I do hereby Constitute & ordain my forementioned son 
John to be sole Executor * * * jj^ Testimony whereof I do 
hereunto set my hand & seal the Q*** day of february anno Domini 

1765 — 

James Tappin 

[Witnesses] Jeremy Webster, Moses Greeley, Jonathan 
Greeley J n^ 

[Proved April 24, 1765.] 

[Bond of John Toppan, with Samuel Stevens and Moses 
Greeley as sureties, all of Kingston, yeomen, in the sum of 
£10,000, April 24, 1765, for the execution of the will; witness, 
William Vaughan.] 



SAMUEL JEWELL, JR. 1765 NEWTON 

In the Name of God Amen this Eleventh Day of February one 
Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty five I Samuel Jewel Ju"" of 
Newtown in the province of New hampshire in New England 
yeoman Being at this present time through Gods Goodness of 
Perfect understanding tho: under Bodily indisposition * * * 

2 ly I Give and bequethe unto my well beloved wife mary 
Jewell that piece of Land Lying on the Northerly Side of that 
high way that Leads by my house to wards the meeting house to 
Gather with the Dweling house and all my house hold Stuf for 
Ever for her to Dispose of acording as She Shall think fitt I allso 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 35 

Give and Bequthe tu my Said wife one Cow one Sheep and one 

pig — 

3'y I Give and Bequthe unto my well beloved Son Timothy 
Jewell five Shillings which is in full of his portion with what he 
hath all Ready had and all other my Estate Real or personal or 
movebels Bills Bonds Nots of hand Books or Book Debts of 
what Ever name or Denomination not allready Desposed of in 
this will I leave in the hand of my Executor ordaning him to pay 
all my Debts which are Jus' and Lawfull and funeral Charges 
out of the Same and my will is that the Remeinder of my Said 
Estate Reall or personall be Equilly Devided amongs* my other 
Children Namely Dorethey Roe Abigail Jewel Sarah Jewel 
David Jewell Elizabeth Jewell mary Jewell and John Jewell — 

and I Do Now Revoke and make void all other wills and 
testements before by me made and appoint ordain and Con- 
stitute Gideon Bartlet Ju"' Sole Executor * * * 

his 
Samuel X Jewel Jun'^ 
mark 
her 

[Witnesses] Elisebeth X Bedel, Daniel Kelly J us Gideon 
Bartlet. mark 

[Proved April 15, 1765.] 

[Inventory, July 27, 1765; amount, £239. o. o; signed by 
Joseph Collins and Micah Hoyt, Jr.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £37. 18. 10; expenditures, 
£23. 18. 10; filed July 30, 1766.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £30. 7. 5; signed by 
Richard Currier and Joseph Bartlett May 26, 1766.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £14. o. o; allowed 
March 12, 1767.] 



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PHILIP WADLEIGH 1765 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen the Last Will and Testament of 
Philip Wadleigh of Exeter in the Province of New Hampshire 
Yeoman being in perfect health of body * * * 

Item I give & Bequeath to my beloved Son Edward Wadleigh 
the sum of fifty Pounds old Tenor (besides what he has already 
had) to be paid within Two years next after my Decease — 

Item I give & bequeath to my Grandson John Wadleigh the 
Sum of Fifty Pounds Old Tenor to be paid within two Years 
next after my Decease 

Item I give & bequeath to my Grandson Daniel Scrivner the 
Sum of Fifty Pounds old Tenor to be paid within two years 
next after my Decease — 

Item I give & bequeath all my Estate real & personal to my 
beloved Daughter Sarah Gilman & my Grand Daughter Sarah 
Gilman to be Equally Divided between them after the Decease 
of my beloved wife Mary Wadleigh — 

Finally I give & bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Wadleigh 
the whole use & Improvement of all my Estate both real & 
personal During her natural Life & do appoint my said wife 
Mary Wadleigh to be the Sole Executrix * * * In witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Eleventh 
Day of February in the year of our Lord 1765 — 

Philip Wadleigh 

[Witnesses] Winthrop odlin, Mary Odlin, John Odlin Jn' 
[Proved July 29, 1767.] 

[Inventory, attested Sept. 23, 1767; amount, £302. 8. 2; 
signed by Theophilus Gilman and Abner DollofT.] 



THOMAS BROWN 1765 HAMPTON 

In the name of God Amen the Eleventh day of February in 
the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty five 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 37 

and in the fifth year of the Reign of King George the third 
over Great Britain &c — 

I Thomas Brown of Hampton in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Yeoman * * * 

Item — I give and devise to my Daughter Rachil Shaw the 
wife of Gideon Shaw five pounds old tenor to be paid her by my 
Grandson Benjamin Brown Shaw 

Item — I give and Devise to my Daughter Abiah Dow the 
wife of Jeremiah Dow five pounds old tenor to be paid her by my 
Grandson Benjamin Brown Shaw 

Item I give and Devise to my Grandson Benjamin Brown 
Shaw to him his Heirs and assigns the whole of my home place 
where I now live Containing about fifteen Acres of Land bound- 
ing westerly on Land of Zachoriah Brown Northerly on a Road 
that Leads to the Sea & Easterly on Land of Samuel Garland 
with all my buildings thereon Standing also all my other Peices 
of Land and Marsh which I own in Hampton or Elsewhere it is 
my will & I do hereby order that my said grandson shall pay the 
beforementioned Legacies to my two daughters 

Lastly I do by these Presents Constitute and Appoint my 
Son in Law Gideon Shaw to be Executor * * * 

his 
Thomas X Brown 
mark 

[Witnesses] Samuel Garland, Jeremiah Knowles, Christo' 
Toppan 

[Proved July 30, 1766.] 

[Bond of Gideon Shaw, yeoman, with Christopher Toppan as 
surety, both of Hampton, in the sum of £500, July 30, 1766, for 
the execution of the will; witnesses, Samuel Page, Nathan 
Weare.] 

[Warrant, April 30, 1766, authorizing John Moulton of Hamp- 



138 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ton, Jonathan Swett and Elisha Brown, both of Hampton Falls, 
gentlemen, to set off the widow's dower.] 

We the Subscribers by order from the Honerable Judge of 
Probates for the Province of Newhampshier to Set of the Thirds 
of the Estate of M'' Thomas Brown Decase*^ the Widow of Said 
Deceas'* and have done as Followeth We have Set of to the 
widow the west End of the House Runing half the Length of the 
House and hur Proportion of the Celler we Likewise have Set of 
hur part of the barn begining 10 feet from the South Easterly 
Corner and so Runing throug Said Barn we Likewise have Set 
hur of three acres & 155 Rods adjoyning the House and Barn 
and at the End of the Home Lot we have set of 2 acres and five 
Rods & yi the Pasture by Purkingses by Great hill & at the 
farm Thomas Brown Son to the Decease^ Lives we Set of to the 
widow at the East End of Said farm fifteen acres and at the 
West End of Said farm we Set of to the widow four acres & 
fifty Rods & at the farm in the Possion of Joseph Brown Son 
of the Deceas^ we set of to the widow the Pasture CalH the Hog 
hill Pasture & a peace of Land the Deceased Bought of Jon* 
Palmer four acres & three quarters we Likewise Set of to the 
widow — we Likewise set of to the Widow one half of a peace of 
Salt marsh Lying on Black Warter River the East End & Like- 
wise a peace of Salt marsh Lying on the North Side of Browns 
farm So CalH in the Cove Lying by the Creek which is Ex- 
hibited in Plan as the Land at the home Place is & where Thomas 
Brown Lives in Testimony where of we Set our hands — 

John Moulton 
Jonathan Swett 
Elisha Brown 



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139 




The Estate of Thomas Brown Late of Hampton falls at Home 
the widows 3^ taken out according to this plan & Set off by 
Jona: Sw^eat John moulton Esq"" & E Brown by virtue of a war- 
rant Derected to us by the Hon'''^ Judg of Probate of wills 

the west End of the house we set off to the widow Runing 
half the Lengthe of the house 

we also sett off to the widow the southerly side of the Barn 
begining 10 feet from the South Easterly Corner & Runing 
through said Barn and this Plan is the Land of the home Place 

Philip Towle Jun' Survay' 



■■'3tt ./ f,H* 



Sttift. f^t 



This is a Trew Plan of a Peise of Land in Hampton falls in the 
farme So Called the Roade that goes to Browns Rocks goes 
Through said Peice of Land and Thomas Brown son of the 
Deceased Lives on Said Land 

Survayed for the Committe appointed by the order of the 
Judge of Probates to Devide said Peise of Land By me 

Benjamin Leavitt Survayer 



140 



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This is a Trew Plan of a Peise of Salt meddow in Hampton 
falls in the Cove on the North side of Browns farme So Called 
survayed for the Commity appointed by the Judge of Probates 
to Devide said Peise of meddow by me 

Benjamin Leavitt Survayer 



JOSEPH JEWETT 1765 STRATHAM 

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Jewet of Stratham in the 
province of Newhampshire Gentleman on the Twenty first Day 
of febuary anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty 
five * * * 

Itam I Give unto my well Beloved and Dutyfull wife anna 
Jewet the use and Improvement of all my Indore household 
Goods Dureing the Term of her Life Excepting my Clock and 
Desk and the Improvement of Said Clock and Desk no Longer 
then She Remains my widow but So Long she shall have the 
Improvement of them — 

Item: I Give unto my Said wife one Third of my Estate 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my four Daughters viz Mary 
wiggin Hannah Jewet Mehetaball Hill and phebe Shoute all my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I4I 

Indore household Goods (Excepting my Clock and Desk) and 
them I shall otherwaies Dispose of and my Said four Daughters 
mary hannah mehetaball and phebe Shall Com into possion of 
Said houshold Goods at my Said wives Deceasand Said Goods shall 
then be Equaly Devided Between them my Said four Daughters 

Item I Give unto my Son Jacob Jewet my Straight Body 
Suit of Broad Cloth aparril — 

Item I Give unto my Son paul Jewet my Great Coat — 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my five Sons viz Jonathan 
Jewet Jacob Jewet paul Jewet James Jewet and Andrew Jewet 
Their Heirs and assigns for Ever all my Lands medow Ground 
Salt marsh houses Barns out houses and orchards that I own 
in Stratham afore Said or in any other Town or place what So 
Ever or where So Ever Equaley To be devided Between them 
my Said Sons Jonathan Jacob paul James and Andrew for quan- 
tity and quality only the fifteen acres of Land that I Give to my 
Son Jonathan Jewet by a Deed of Gift Shall be part of his Share 
of the Lands afore Said and Those of my Sons that are under the 
age of Twenty one years the Incum of their Shears of Said Lands 
Shall be aplyed by my Executors here after named for the 
Defraying Charges that may arise untill they arive To the age 
of Twenty one years and Each of them To Com into the Improve- 
ment of their part at that Time when they arive to the age of 
Twenty one years — 

Item I Give unto my Said five Sons viz, Jonathan Jacob paul 
James and Andrew all my parsonal Estate money notes for 
money Debts Due unto me and all parsonal Estate that I have 
that is not Desposed of by this my Last will and Testement 
Equaly to be Devided amongst them and Each to Com into 
possion of his part as they arive to the age of Twenty one years — 

Item I order my Executors here after named To procuer and 
provide for my Two Sons viz James Jewet and Andrew Jewet 
armes and amonision as thay arive to the age of Sixteen years, 
Suitable To appear in the Train feild according to Law To Serve 
his majesty 



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Item I Give unto my Grandaughter Martha Barker five Shil- 
lings to be paid unto her by my Executors here after named 
within one year next after my Deceas I haveing alrady Given 
her mother my Daughter her portion in the Time of her Life — 

Item I Do hereby apoint and ordain my Beloved wife anna 
Jewet and my Sons Jonathan Jewet and Jacob Jewet My Ex- 
ecutors * * * 

Joseph Jewett 

[Witnesses] Coker Wiggin, Josiah piper juner, Winthrop 
Wiggin. 

[Proved May 29, 1765.] 

[Inventory, June 17, 1765; amount, £27,395. I7- o; signed by 
Thomas Wiggin and Nathan Hoag.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £7148. 7. o, personal es- 
tate; expenditures, £1955. 15. o; allowed April 25, 1770.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £269. 12. 7>^; expenditures, 
£293. 17. 6^4; allowed July 2, 1772.] 



NATHANIEL PHILBRICK 1765 EPPING 

In the Name of God Amen, The Twenty sixth Day of Febru- 
ary in the year of our Lord one Thousand seven hundrid and 
Sixty five; I Nathaniel Philbrick of the parish of Epping in the 
province of Newhampshire Husbandman, Being very sick and 
weak in Body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to My Honoured Mother Mary 
Philbrick Two Hundrid pounds old tenor Money to be paid by 
my Executor in six months after my Decease 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my well Beloved Brother John 
Philbrick whom I appoint my Executor all my home place, 
Land and Buildings Lying and being in the parish of Epping 
and Likewise all my personal Estate whereever it may be found 
Excepting those things which I shall hereafter mention and give 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 43 

to my other Brethren he paying the Legasies mentioned in this 
my last will — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved Brother Samuel 
Philbrick of Raymond one third part of that whole Right of 
Land which I Bought of Simon Drake Lying and Being in the 
Township of Sambon Town in the province aforesaid further- 
more I give to my Brother Samuel Philbrick one cow, one swine 
and two sheep and one third part of my wearing apparrel — 

Item I Give to my Beloved Brother Jonathan Philbrick & to 
his heirs & assigns one third part of my whole Right of Land 
Lying in Sambon Town in the province aforesaid I likewise give 
and Bequeath to my Brother Jonathan my two oxen and my 
horse and my Best Sadie and Bridle, and one third part of my 
wearing apparrel, and my pew in Epping Meeting House and 
three sheep onely my Brother Jonathan is to pay and Deliver to 
my Brother Elias Philbrick one yoke of oxen and three sheep 
when he is arrived to the age of Twenty one years — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved Brother Elias 
Philbrick and to his heirs & assigns one third part of my whole 
Right or propriators share in Sambon Town afor'^ and likewise 
one third part of my cloathing, and my Desk, And a cow and calf 
to Be paid to him by my Executor at the age of Twenty one years 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Sister Lienor Eogg the wife 
of Seth Fogg Ten Dollars to be paid by my Executor in one 
year after my Decease — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my sister Abigal Blake the 
wife of Joseph Blake Ten Dollars to be paid to her by my Execu- 
tor in one year after my Decease — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my sister Ruth Philbrick Ten 
Dollars to be paid to her by my Executor, at the age of Eighteen 
years or time of marriage — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my sister Olley Philbrick Ten 
Dollars to be paid to her by my Executor at the age of Eighteen 
years or time of Marriage — 

Nathanael Philbrick 



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[Witnesses] Joseph Prescot, Josiah Rundlet, Ezekiel Brown. 
[Proved April 24, 1765.] 

[Bond of John Philbrick, yeoman, with Ezekiel Brown and 
Joseph Prescott, gentlemen, as sureties, all of Epping, in the 
sum of £20,000, April 24, 1765, for the execution of the will, 
witnesses, Joseph Blake, William Vaughan.] 



OBADIAH TIBBETTS 1765 ROCHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Obadiah Tibbetts of Rochester, 
yeoman, granted to Elizabeth Tibbetts Feb. 27, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 410.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Tibbetts, widow, with Timothy Robinson 
and John Robinson, yeomen, as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum 
of £500, Feb. 27, 1765, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, Noah Emery.] 

[Petition of Muzzey Gould and his wife Elizabeth, formerly 
wife of Obadiah Tibbetts, Feb. 4, 1769, for license to sell real 
estate; witnesses, Nathaniel Burnham, Jonathan Tibbetts; 
license granted March 8, 1769.] 



DANIEL PICKERING 1765 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Pickering of Ports- 
mouth, mariner, granted to Dorothy Pickering and Titus Salter 
Feb. 27, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 410.] 

[Bond of Dorothy Pickering, widow, and Titus Salter, with 
John Pickering and Richard Hart as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
in the sum of £1000, Feb. 27, 1765, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, none.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 45 

[Inventory, Aug. 8, 1765; amount, £214. 13. o; signed by- 
Samuel Penhallow and William Knight.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 30, 1767, authorizing Samuel Penhallow and 
William Knight, both of Portsmouth, to receive claims against 
the estate.] 

[Citation to Titus Salter, surviving administrator, Feb. 17, 
1796, to appear and render his account of the estate.] 

[List of claims, attested Feb. 18, 1796; amount, £242. 8. ii^; 
signed by Samuel Penhallow, surviving commissioner.] 



JOTHA]\I ODIORNE 1765 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Jotham Odiorne of Ports- 
mouth granted to Wyseman Claggett and Samuel Penhallow 
Feb. 27, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 410.] 

[Bond of Wyseman Claggett and Samuel Penhallow, merchant, 
both of Portsmouth, with Daniel Peirce of Portsmouth and 
Joshua Pickering of Greenland, blacksmith, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Feb. 27, 1765, for the administration of the estate 
of Jotham Odiorne, mariner; witness, William Vaughan.] 

[Guardianship of Jotham Odiorne and Sarah Odiorne, minors, 
children of Jotham Odiorne, granted to Wyseman Claggett and 
Samuel Penhallow Feb. 2^] , 1765.] 

[Probate Records, Vol. 23, p. 410.] 

[Bond of Wyseman Claggett and Samuel Penhallow, both of 
Portsmouth, with Daniel Peirce of Portsmouth and Joshua 
Pickering of Greenland, blacksmith, as sureties, in the sum of 
£10,000, Feb. 27, 1765, for the guardianship of Jotham Odiorne 
and Sarah Odiorne; witness, William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 29, 1766; amount, £5831. i. o; signed by 
Hunking Wentworth and Daniel Peirce.] 



146 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £131. 10^. o; ex- 
penditures, £124, 12, 2%\ allowed April 26, 1769.] 

[Bond of Peter Pearse, merchant, with John Penhallow as 
surety, both of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, Oct. 3, 1771, for 
the guardianship of Jotham Odiorne of Portsmouth, minor; 
witnesses, Daniel Rogers, Jonas Minot.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 10, 1771, authorizing Samuel Hale, Samuel 
Cutts, Joseph Whipple, Nathaniel Treadwell, merchants, and 
George Hart, blacksmith, all of Portsmouth, to divide the real 
estate.] 

Pursuant to the Above Warrant, We have divided the Estate 
of the said Jotham Odiorne deceas'd in Portsmouth, being a 
House & Garden near the Hay-Market, and have Set off to 
Jotham Odiorne Son to said Deceas'd for his two Thirds, The 
Westerly End of the House & the Land Adjoining to Said Part 
of the House, from the Street round Westerly to M"" Jacob Tread- 
wells Land, and on the back side of the House to the Middle 
of the back Entry, the west half of the back Entry below, & 
the Cellar under said half, the front Chamber in the East End of 
the said House, to be parted off in the Middle of the weadth of 
the House he being at one half the Charge, The Whole Garrett & 
the Cellar under the fore Entry, also the use of the fore Entry 
below, & back Entry on the Chamber floor in common with the 
Owner of the other part of the House, Also Thirty five feet wide 
on the west side of the Garden over to the back Street, He to 
keep in repair two thirds of the roof of the House — 

We have set off to Sarah Haynes Daughter of said Deceas'd 
for her third part of said Estate, the two lower Rooms in the 
Easterly end of said House, the Celler under said Rooms the 
Land adjoining to said Part from the Street round Easterly to 
M^ Jotham Blanchards Land, & on the back of the House to the 
Middle of the back Entry, to extend Southerly Sixteen feet to 
the Garden & the back Chamber in the East End of the House, 
to be parted off in the middle of the Weadth of the House she 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 47 

being at one half the Charge, the Easterly half of the back Entry 
below & Celler under said half, also the use of the fore Entry 
below & back Entry on the Chamber floor in Common with the 
Owner of the Other Part of the House, also Seventeen feet Wide 
on the East Side of the Garden over to the back Street. She is 
to keep in repair one third of the roof of the House — 
Portsmouth October 16*^ 1771 

Samuel Hale 
Sam' Cutts 
Jos: Whipple 
Nath' Tread well 
Geo. Hart 

[Additional account of the administrators ; receipts, £210. 10. 8; 
expenditures, £211. 7. i^; allowed Feb. 26, 1777.] 

[License to Peter Pearse, Feb. 3, 1789, to sell real estate.] 



JOHN FLETCHER 1765 NEW IPSWICH 

[Administration on the estate of John Fletcher of New Ips- 
wich, yeoman, granted to William Hodgkins March 2, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 390.] 

[Bond of William Hodgkins of Fitchburg, Mass., with John 
Hale and Benjamin Abbott, gentleman, both of Hollis, as sure- 
ties, in the sum of £500, March 2, 1765, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, Abel Webster, Samuel Hobart.] 



JOHN CARSON 1765 NEW BOSTON 

In the Name of God Amen I John Carson of New Boston 
in the Province of Newhamp'^ Yeoman Being Sensionble of my 
Approaching Dissolution * * * 



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Itim I Give & Bequeath unto my Two Sons John & Simon 
Two Hundred acres of my homsted in Newboston aforesaid with 
all the Improvements & Buildings on the same to hold the same 
in severalty in Equal propotion 

Itim My will is and I Give unto my two Daughters viz* Sarah 
& Margret fifty acres of Land to be Laid of on the North End of 
my said Homestead with all my Lands in Hillsborough, so 
Called, to hold s'^ Land in severalty in Equal propotion — 

Item my will is that if any of my said Children shall die Before 
they Come to the age of Twenty one years or Before they have 
Lawfull Esue that there part or parts potion or potions be 
Equally Divided Between all the Surviveing Children 

Item my will is and I do hereby Constitute ordain and make 
my well Beloved Frinds viz* William Carson William M<=Questen 
Ju" & David Lewis Executors to this my Last will & testament 
Ratifying & Confirming whatsoever is aforewritten In testimony 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Sixth day of 
March in the fifth year of his Majistys Reign Anno Domini 

1765 

John Carson 

[Witnesses] John M"^Quig, John X Ai'^Questen, James Llnder- 
wood. 

[Proved June 14, 1765.] 

[Inventory, June 20, 1765; amount, £5723. 13. 6; signed by 
John Smith and John Cochran.] 

[Guardianship of John Carson, Sarah Carson, Simon Carson, 
and Margaret Carson, minors, children of John Carson, granted 
to William Carson of Lyndeborough, yeoman, Oct. 25, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 171.] 

[Bond of William Carson of Lyndeborough and William 
McQuesten, Jr., of Litchfield, yeomen, with William Read, 
gentleman, and James Underwood, both of Litchfield, as sure- 
ties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 25, 1765, for the guardianship of 



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John Carson, Sarah Carson, Simon Carson, and Margaret 
Carson; witnesses, Samuel Cotton, Elizabeth Cotton.] 

[Guardianship of John Carson, son of John Carson, granted 
to William McQuesten Sept. 23, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 402.] 

[Bond of William McQuesten, Jr., of Litchfield, yeoman, with 
Nathan Kendall of Litchfield and John Senter of Londonderry, 
yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Sept, 23, 1766, for the 
guardianship of John Carson, minor, aged more than 14 years; 
witnesses, James Kelly, Samuel Hobart.] 



DANIEL NORTON 1765 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Norton of Ports- 
mouth, mariner, granted to Joseph Norton March 8, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 399.] 

[Bond of Joseph Norton of Chester, with John Higgins and 
William Cate, Jr., both of Greenland, yeomen, as sureties, in 
the sum of £5000, March 8, 1765, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, William Vaughan, Matthew Stanley Parker.] 

[Warrant, March 8, 1765, authorizing Eleazer Cate and Sam- 
uel Whidden, both of Greenland, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, May 29, 1765; amount, £1025. o. o; signed by 
Eleazer Cate and Samuel Whidden.] 

[Order of court, Jan. 12, 1773, putting the administrator's 
bond in suit.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £161. 6. 3; expendi- 
tures, £13. 8. o; allowed April i, 1773.] 



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MARY STEVENS 1765 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen. This Twenty third day of March 
Anno Domini 1765. I Mary Stevens of Portsmouth In the 
Province of New Hampshire widow — being Sick & weak of 
body * * * 

Imprimis I Give and bequeath to my Son Nathaniel Doe five 
Shillings new Tenor in full of his Portion of my Estate. 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Son Zebulon Doe five Shil- 
lings new Tenor in full of his Portion of my Estate — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Mary Swett the 
wife of Cap* Jonathan Swett five Shillings new Tenor in full of 
her Portion of my Estate — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Frost, 
widow of Cap* Samuel Frost Deceas'd five Shillings new Tenor 
in full of her Portion of my Estate — 

Item In Consideration of the Kindness and Care, that my 
Son in Law James Stoodly and my Daughter Elizabeth Stoodly 
his wife have had & Taken of me & Towards me I do hereby 
Give Devise & bequeath to him the Said James Stoodly his 
heirs & assigns Forever All the Estate Real & Personal whatso- 
ever & wheresoever not herein before Dispos'd of That I Shall 
be possess'd of and All Debts, Rents, Proffits & Incomes that 
Shall be due, owing, payable or Coming to me at the time of my 
Decease — 

Item I do hereby order and It is my Will that my Executor 
hereafter named Do in Convenient time after my Decease Sell 
& Convey my Negro Woman Slave Named Flora, and also her 
Child named Alice, to Some Person or Persons In the County of 
Essex (if they will Purchase them), and that the Money raised 
thereby be apply'd to the use of My Said Son James Stoodly, to 
Enable him to pay my Just Debts, Legacies & funeral Charges 
— And I do hereby Constitute Ordain & Appoint the Said 
James Stoodly Sole Executor * * * 

Mary Stevens 



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[Witnesses] Elisabeth Hart, Isaac Tucker, R"^ Emery, Noah 
Emery. 

[Proved June 22, 1765.] 



DELIVERANCE DAVIS 1765 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Deliverance Davis of Dur- 
ham granted to Moses Davis of Durham March 28, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 395.] 

[Bond of Moses Davis, yeoman, with Hercules Mooney, 
gentleman, and Eliphalet Daniel as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
in the sum of £500, March 28, 1765, for the administration of the 
estate of Deliverance Davis, his mother; witnesses, William 
Parker, David Sewall.] 



JOSEPH WENTWORTH 1765 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Wentworth of Somers- 
worth, yeoman, granted to Thomas Westbrook Waldron of 
Dover April 2, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 411.] 

[Bond of Thomas Westbrook Waldron, gentleman, with Dud- 
ley Watson, gentleman, and Moses Ham, tailor, as sureties, all 
of Dover, in the sum of £500, April 2, 1765, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, John Parshley, Thomas Home.] 

[Warrant, April 2, 1765, authorizing John Wentworth and 
Samuel Austin, yeoman, both of Somersworth, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, April 16, 1765; amount, £10,011. 10. o; signed by 
John Wentworth and Samuel Austin.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 457.] 



152 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, April 23, 1767, authorizing Moses Carr, physician, 
Moses Stevens, tanner, Daniel Hanson, Samuel Randall, yeo- 
men, all of Somersworth, and Joshua Wingate of Dover, gentle- 
man, to set off the widow's dower.] 

Province of \ We the Subscribers being appointed by the 

New Ramps'" / Hon*"'^ John winthworth Esq"" Judge of the 
Probate of wills for Said Province to Set of one third part of 
the Rale Estate of Joseph Winthworth Late of Summersworth 
Deces*^ to his widow Rachell Wenthworth we have Done the 
Same in the following form viz — 

Begining at the Southerly Side of the Road that Leads to the 
Great falls so Cold by Benj'' Wenthworth Land Runing by S*^ 
Benj^ Land South South East forty Seven Rods then Runing 
Noth Sixty Seven Degrees East Thirty Tow Rods then Runing 
Nor Nor west to the afores'^ Road then Runing by S*^ Road to 
the first Bounds Containing about Nine acres and all the Land 
Lying on the North Side of the afores<^ Road Containing Eight 
acres and one third Part of the Priviledge and mills that her 
Husband Died sesd of together with the East Eand of the Dwell- 
ing House and seller for her Third Part in the afores** Estate and 
as the Dwelling House Stands on the widow Rachels Land She 
is not to Debare the owner of the other part of s'' House from 
Enjoying his Part in S^ House as Long as it is standing which is 
Humbly Submited by us acording to the best of our Judgment, 

Sommersworth May 18*'' 1767 — 

Moses Carr 1 

Daniel Hanson [ Committee 

Joshua Wingate J 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £10,386. 10. 9; ex- 
penditures, £6281. 18. 6; allowed March 23, 1768.] 

[Settlement of claims against the estate; amount of claims, 
£426. II. 8; amount distributed, £205. 4. y}4; allowed April 11, 
1768.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 53 

JOHN BROWN 1765 NEW IPSWICH 

[Administration on the estate of John Brown of New Ipswich 
granted to his son, John Brown, April 5, 1 765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 458.] 

[Bond of John Brown, yeoman, with Reuben Kidder and 
Isaac Appleton, yeoman, as sureties, all of New Ipswich, in the 
sum of £500, April 5, 1765, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Edmund Bryant, Joseph Richardson.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £17. 9. 3, personal 
estate; expenditures, £104. 12. 11 ; mentions "Clothing & Main- 
tain^ Susannah Daughter of the Deceas'' one year & four Month 
till she was seven years. . . . Ditto Peter & Sybel being Twins 
three years & Eight months .... Ditto Sarah five years & Eight 
Months 'fallowed Nov. 7, 1765.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 22, 1765, authorizing Benjamin Hoar, Jonas 
Woolson, gentlemen, and Ephraim Adams, yeoman, all of New 
Ipswich, to divide the real estate.] 

[Inventory of real estate, Nov. 25, 1765; amount, £96. 13. 4; 
signed by Benjamin Hoar, Jonas Woolson, and Ephraim Adams.] 

[Mary Brown, widow, consents, Nov. 25, 1765, to the settle- 
ment of the whole of the real estate of her husband on her oldest 
son, John Brown, administrator; witness, Nathaniel Stone.] 

[Order of court, April 25, 1766, settling the real estate on the 
oldest son, John Brown, the commissioners advising against 
division among the eight children, and the widow waiving her 
right of dower.] 

[Bond of John Brown, yeoman, with Ephraim Adams and 
Benjamin Adams, gentlemen, as sureties, all of New Ipswich, in 
the sum of £200, April 25, 1766, to pay the other children their 
shares ; witnesses, Peter Fletcher, Amos Emery.] 

[Additional account of the administrator; receipts, £92. 15. 4; 
expenditures the same; filed April 25, 1766.] 



154 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

NATHANIEL HOLMES 1765 LONDONDERRY 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Holmes of Lon- 
donderry, yeoman, granted to Elizabeth Holmes and Robert 
Moore April 15, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 557.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Holmes, widow, and Robert Moore, yeo- 
man, with Stephen Holland and Daniel McNeil, yeoman, as 
sureties, all of Londonderry, in the sum of £500, April 15, 1765, 
for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Thomas Flagg, 
Samuel Hobart, Robert Wallace.] 

[Inventory, May 8, 1765; amount, £4453. 11. o; signed by 
James Ewins and John Aiken.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £350, 14. o}4] ex- 
penditures, £34. 15. 6; allowed Oct. 30, 1765.] 

By virtue of an order from the Hon'^'^ Samuel Tenney Esq' 
Judge of Probate &c. to us directed Empowering us to make a 
Division and to set off by metes & bounds to Elizabeth Duncan 
widow her Dower which happens to her of her former husband 
Nathaniel Holms late of Londonderry Dec"^ who Died Intestate 
the which we have done as followeth viz — 

A Parcel of Arable & mowing land with the orchard thereon 
That is bounded as follows Beginning at the South Easterly 
Corner of the Barn now standing on the s"^ original farm of the 
s** Dec^ Then runing South Thirty three degrees East to a stake 
and stones on the line of Capt W"" Danforths land then North 
easterly by s<^ Danforths land to the high way then north wes- 
terly by the highway and the fence as it now stands round to the 
bound first mentioned containing about four acres 

As also a piece of meadow lying in Beaver Brook meadow — 
So Called — between M" Davidsons and John Andersons That is 
bounded as follows viz Beginning at a stake and stones standing 
on the line of Cap* Danforths land then South Easterly by the 
line of the s'^ John Andersons meadow to a large Island in s<^ 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 55 

meadow then northeasterly bounding on the upland to the 
corner of the s"^ M" Davidsons meadow then North westerly by 
the s'^ Davidsons meadow to the upland then to the bound first 
mentioned containing two acres be the same more or less — 

As also another piece of Pasture &c Beginning at a stake and 
stones on the line of Daniel Aikens land then south westerly by 
s^ Aikens land about forty rods to a stake on the corner of L* 
W"" Wallaces land then south forty seven degrees Easterly by 
s'^ Wallaces land about Eighty rods to the high way then north 
Easterly about thirty rods by the s^ high way to a stake then 
North Thirty Eight degrees westerly Eighty rods to the bound 
first mentioned contain about Eighteen acres — 

As also another piece of woodland Beginning at a stake stand- 
ing on the high way leading towards Chester on the line of John 
& Peter Cochrans land then South Twenty Seven degrees East 
fifty six rods by s"^ Cochrans land to a stake by M" Boyes 
meadow then north East three rods to a stake then North twenty 
seven degrees west to the aforesaid high way then to the bound 
first mentioned containing one acre — 

Together with the east end of the dwelling house viz the lower 
room celler and chamber with so much of y^ Entry &c. standing 
now on s*^ farm together with all the other previledges necessary 
for the full occupation of the same — As also the South scafold 
in the Barn with the tye up under it together with y« use of the 
Barn floor and barn yard so far as necessary 

As witness our hands at Londonderry this 27*^ day of Nov' 

1795 — 

John Bell 
John Miltimor 
Joseph Gregg 
John Morrison 
David Patterson 



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SAMUEL TODD 1765 PETERBOROUGH 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Todd of Peterbor- 
ough, yeoman, granted to Alexander Todd April 16, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 140.] 

[Bond of Alexander Todd, yeoman, with Andrew Todd and 
George Cochran, yeoman, as sureties, all of Londonderry, in the 
sum of £500, April i6, 1765, for the administration of the es- 
tate ; witnesses, John Bell, Andrew Todd.] 

[Warrant, April 16, 1765, authorizing Thomas Morrison and 
William Smith, both of Peterborough, gentlemen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, April 18, 1765; amount, £5120. 11. o; signed by 
Thomas Morrison and William Smith.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £112. 10. 6; expendi- 
tures, £92. 7. 9^; allowed Dec. 26, 1770.] 

By order of the Honourable Phillips White Esq*^ Judge of 
Probate of wills &c dated february 26^^ 1777 ordering and direct- 
ing us by metes and bounds to sett off and ascertain the thirds of 
right belonging to Ann Clark formerly widow of Samuel Todd 
Late of Peterborough Deceased having viewed the farm and 
Lands of s** Deces"^ do mete and bound off for s*^ Ann Clark as 
follows viz begining at the Corner of the Stone wall on the 
South side of the road which Leads from Samuel Moors east on 
the Line between s'^ moor farm and s*^ Todds thence runing east 
14 rods to a stake and stones thence south 52 rods to a Stake and 
Stones thence west 14 rods to a heap of stones thence north to 
the bound first mentioned the afs*^ for mowing and Plowing and 
for further accommodation do mete and bound as follows be- 
gining at the South east Corner of the afs*^ Discribed percell of 
Land and from thence south 30 rods to a Stake and Stones from 
thence west 15 degrees south to the west Line of s'^ farm from 
thence Northwardly 30 rods thence east 15 degrees North to the 



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l)Ounds first mentioned this as plowing and mowing and as to 
pasture we do mete and bound as follows viz begining on the 
west Line of s^ farm and the east Line of moors Land across the 
road North of the first mentioned bounds and from thence east 
47 rods to a stake and stones thence North 4 rods to a stake and 
stones thence east 10 degrees North to the North west corner of 
the barn then North 16 degrees east to the North Line of s'^ 
farm and Said Ann Clark to have one third of the barn viz the 
South west Corner of s*^ barn given under our hands Peterbor- 
ough march 20**^ 1777 

John Swan 
John Smith 
George M'^Clourg 
Isaac Mitchel 
Sam^ Cuningham 

[Additional account of the administrator; receipts, £69. 8. 834^; 
expenditures, £88.4. 7 ; allowed Sept. 27, 1780.] 

Agreeable to a warrant Directed to us by the hon'^'^ Phillips 
white Esq"" Judge of Probate of wills for the County of Rocking- 
ham in the state of Newhampshire for the dividing the farm of 
Samuel Todd Late of Peterborough in the County of Hills- 
borough Deceas*^ do mete and bound and divid the afs*^ farm 
and real estate as follows viz the whole being bounded as will 
appear by the Plan and is said to Contain 225 acres of Land the 
widows thirds marked 0:0:0:0:0:0 the other Shares is marked 
with Letters and numbred to the Numbers 1-4 and 5 the meedow 
Land on the west belonging to each of these Numbers is the 
Same Letters and Numbers and each division of Land contains 
the Number of acres Specified within each division — further- 
more we allot and order that the house and two thirds of the 
barn be annexed to and included in the property of the division 
marked B : N° i 



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Given under our hands at Peterborough June y^ 27*'' 1780 

John Young 
Henry Farguson 
Charles Stuart 
Adams gragg 




SfaJU<i^dsfor,rz TiTlTdT 



itecA f/ee. 



ANDREW BRYANT 



1765 



PLAISTOW 



In the Name of God Amen the Sevententh Day of April Ano 
Dommini 1765 I Andrew Bryent of Plasstow in the Province of 
New Hampshire in New England yeoman being Very Sick & 
weak in Body * * * 

first I Give and bequeath to Elizabeth my Dearly beloved 
wife the Improvement of one Third Part of my Real Estate 
Dureing her Natural Life with the whole of my Houshold Stuf 
Dureing Said term and allso my Executor hereafter Named to 
Provide her Suficient firewood Dureing the time She Lives my 
widow 

Allso I Give to my well beloved Son William Bryent Three 
Spanish mill'^ Dollars within three years after my Decease to be 
paid by my Execcutor hereafter Namd 

Allso I Give to my well beloved Son Mathew Bryent one 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 59 

Spanish milld Dollar within three years after my Decase to be 
paid by my Execcutor herafter named 

Allso I Give to my well Beloved Daughter Elizabeth Bryent 
fifty Spanish milld Dollars and one Cow in one year after my 
Decease & allso all my Household goods after her mothers 
Decease to be paid by my Execcutor hereafter Named 

Allso I Give to my well beloved Son andrew Bryent my fifty 
acre Lot in Starks Town So Called and all the Undivided Land 
belonging to Said Right and allso a Pair of two year old Steers & 
Three yews and thre Lambs at my Decease and all my wearing 
apparel at the above Said Term and allso Eighty three Spanish 
milld Dollars when he arives at the age of Twenty one years to 
be Paid by my Executor herafter Named 

Allso I Give to my well beloved Son David Bryent whom I 
Likewise Constitute make and ordain my Sole Execcutor of this 
my Last will and Testament all my Estate both Reall and 
Persoall Exept what is above Disposed of freely to be Posesed 
and Enjoyd & my Execcutor afforsaid is to Pay all my just 
Debts and funerall Charges * * * 

Andrew bryent 

[Witnesses] Jonathan Kimball, Benjamin Clement, Nath^' 
Rolfe. 

[Proved May 15, 1765.] 

[Inventory, May 15, 1765; amount, £3814. o. o; signed by 
Jonathan Kimball and Benjamin Clement.] 



TRUEWORTHY GILMAN 1765 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Trueworthy Gilman of 
Exeter, gentleman, granted to his son, Trueworthy Gilman, 
April 24, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 446.] 

[Bond of Trueworthy Gilman, Jr., of Exeter, with Stephen 



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Thing of Exeter and Henry Clark of Epping, yeomen, as sure- 
ties, in the sum of £10,000, April 24, 1765, for the administration 
of the estate of Trueworthy Oilman of Exeter, gentleman; 
witness, William Vaughan.] 

[Warrant, April 24, 1765, authorizing Jonathan Gilman, 
gentleman, and Stephen Thing, yeoman, both of Exeter, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 25, 1765; amount, £12,401. o. o; signed by 
Jonathan Gilman and Stephen Thing.] 

Province of \ Pursuant to a Warrant to us Directed to 
New Hampshire / Divide the Real Estate of Trueworthy 
Gilman late of Exeter in Said Province Gentleman Deceas'd 
among the Children of Said Deceas'd bearing Date the 24*^ day 
of October 1765 — We have Accordingly Divided the Said 
Real Estate in manner Following viz We have Set off to True- 
worthy Gilman the Eldest Son of the Said Deceas'd, about 
Three acres of Land part of the Homestead of Said Deceas'd 
bounded as Follows viz begining at the Highway leading to the 
little river at the Northwesterly Corner of about five Acres of 
Land belonging to ColP Daniel Gilman, & from thence to run 
Westerly by Said Highway Twelve rods & Twenty one Inches, 
and from thence South Twenty three Degrees East a Parralel 
line with the westerly Side line of the Said CoP Daniel Gilman's 
Said Land about forty rods till it Comes to the Land of ColP 
Samuel Gilman. — And also about fifty Six acres of Land in 
Said Exeter Called the Hill Pasture bounded as follows viz 
begining at the Northwesterly Corner of Twelve acres of Land 
which the Said Trueworthy as Administrator of the Said De- 
ceas'd Sold to his brother Daniel Gilman at the highway, and 
from thence runing South Westerly by Said highway to Land of 
Thomas Odiorne, & then bounding Southerly by Said Odiorne's 
Land & by land of John Glidden till it Comes to the Great river 
and then bounding by the Said river till it Comes to land of 
Cap* John Odlin, and then to run North about Ten Degrees 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS l6l 

East by Said Odlin's Land till it Comes to the South Easterly 
Corner of the Twelve Acres aforesaid and from thence by the 
Said Twelve Acres on a Strait line to the bounds begun at — 
And also a Small Neck of Land or Peninsula in Exeter aforesaid, 
lying on the Southerly Side of Said river Containing about Two 
Acres and a quarter bounded Southwesterly by Land of Cap* 
Nicholas Oilman and on all other parts by the Said River, All 
the Said Premisses being the full Double Share of the Said True- 
worthy (the Eldest Son) of & in the said Real Estate To Hold 
to him in Severalty forever — 

And to Daniel Oilman the Second Son of the Said Deceas'd 
We have Sett off for his Single Share of said Real Estate about 
Two Acres and a quarter of Land being part of the Said Home- 
stead with the mansion house & Barn & all other Buildings 
thereon, bounded As follows viz Begining at the highway, at the 
Northwesterly Corner of Coll' Samuel Oilman's Home place and 
from thence to run by the Said Highway Sixteen rods to a Stake 
& Stones, & from thence to run South Twenty three Degrees 
East till it Comes to ColP Samuel Oilman's Land, & then 
Bounding Easterly & Northerly by the Said ColP Samuel Oil- 
man's Land to the bounds begun at — And Also i\bout Three 
acres & an half & Seventeen rods of Land being part of the Said 
Homestead bounded as follows viz begining at the North- 
westerly Corner of the aforesaid Three Acres Sett off to the Said 
Trueworthy, at the Highway leading to the little river aforesaid 
and from thence to run Sixteen rods & a quarter by Said high- 
way Southwesterly, and then to Extend back South Twenty 
three Degrees East Carrying that width till it Comes to Land of 
ColP Samuel Oilman which Premisses we Sett oft" to the Said 
Daniel the Second Son of Said Deceas'd as his Single share of 
the Said Real Estate To Hold to him in Severalty Forever — 

And to Nicholas the Youngest Son of Said Deceas'd we have 
Set off for his Single share of the said Real Estate about Three 
acres of Land part of the Said Homestead bounded as follows 
viz Begining at the North West Corner of the Two Acres & a 



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quarter of Land herein before Sett off to Daniel, and at the high- 
way, & from thence to run Westerly by Said Highway Eleven 
rods to land of Christopher Rymes then South Twenty three 
Degrees East fifteen rods, then South Sixty Eight Degrees West 
Eight rods. Then South Twenty three Degrees East till it Comes 
to ColU Samuel Oilman's land, then runing Easterly by Said 
ColP Samuel Oilman's Land till it Comes to the aforesaid Two 
Acres & a quarter of Land Sett off to the Said Daniel (the 
Second Son) Then on a Strait line to the bounds begun at — 
And Also about Twenty acres of Land Part of the Said Home- 
stead bounded as Follows viz begining at the Northwest Corner 
of the three acres <Sr an half & Seventeen rods of Land aforesaid 
Set off to Daniel the Second Son at the highway leading to Little 
river aforesaid, & from thence runing by Said Way South 
Westerly to the Said river Thence bounding by Said river till it 
Comes to Land of ColP Samuel Gilman & then by Said CoP 
Samuel Oilman's Land Easterly to the Said Daniel Oilman's 
Land and thence on a Strait line to the bounds Begun at which 
Premisses we have Sett off to the Said Nicholas for his Single 
share of & in the Said Real Estate To hold to him in Severalty 
Forever — 

Done at Exeter this Twenty Second day of April Anno 
Domini 1766. — 

John Odlin 
Jon'' Oilman 
Nathi' Folsom 
Stephen Thing 
John Dudley 

[Ouardianship of Nicholas Oilman, minor, less than 14 years 
old, son of Trueworthy Oilman of Exeter, granted to John Ayer 
Sept. 28, 1767.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 344, p. 196.] 

[Bond of John Ayer of Haverhill, Mass., tanner, with James 
Brickett of Haverhill, Mass., physician, and Jeremiah Searle of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 63 

Rowley, Mass., yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, Sept. 
28, 1767, for the guardianship of Nicholas Oilman; witnesses, 
Samuel Rogers and Daniel Rogers.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



JOHN HEARD 1765 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of John Heard of Dover granted 
to his son, John Heard, April 24, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 410.] 

[Bond of John Heard, yeoman, with Elijah Estes and Thomas 
Young, yeomen, as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of £20,000, 
April 24, 1765, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Thomas French, William Vaughan.] 

[Warrant, April 24, 1765, authorizing Richard Waldron and 
Jacob Sawyer, gentlemen, both of Dover, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, July 29, 1765; amount, £7239. 10. o; signed by 
Richard Waldron and Jacob Sawyer.] 



JAMES GRAVES 1765 SOUTH HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen I James Graves of South Hampton 
In the Province of New Hampshire In New England Husband 
man Being under Bodily Weakness * * * 

Imprimis My Will is That my Loving Wife Sarah Graves 
Whome I Shall Here after appoint In this my will to be my 
Exciettrix my will is that She Payes all my just Debts and my 
Funeral Charges out of what is Here after Given her 

2ly I Give and Bequeath to my Loving wife Sarah Graves 
the use and Improvement of all my Lands In South Hampton 



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and Kingstown and all my Stock of Cattel and Horses and Sheep 
and Swine and all my Towls of Husbendry and Houshold Goods 
as Long as She Remainds my widow and my will is that my 
Son David Graves Carryes on S^ Lands for Her and have one 
Quarter Part of the Profits of the Same for Carrying on S*^ Lands 
and She to have the other three Quarters to Support her Self 
and To bring up my Children and to Pay the above Said Debts 
and Charges and In Case She Should be married to another man 
then to aquite the above Said Lands and Have one Cow and Six 
Sheep and Five Hundred Pounds old Tenor Hampshire money 
out of s*^ Estate — 

3ly I Give to my Son David Graves one Quarter Part of 
my Land in South Hampton and Kingstown after the Deceas 
of his Honoured mother or her being married to another man to 
him and his Heirs and assigns In fee Simple for Ever — 

4ly I Give to my Daughter Olive Clough the Wife of Ben- 
jamin Clough Five Pounds old Tenor Hampshire money after 
my Deceas this I Give to her and her Heirs and assigns for 
Ever — 

5ly I Give to my Son Samuel Grave Five Pounds old Tenor 
Hampshire money at the age of twenty one years this I Give 
to him and his Heirs and assigns for Ever — 

61y I Give to my Son William Graves Five Pounds old tenor 
Hampshire money at the age of twenty one years this I Give to 
him and his Heirs and assigns for Ever — 

7ly I Give to my Son James Graves Five Pounds old tenor 
Hampshire money at the age of twenty one years this I Give 
to him and his Heirs and assigns for Ever — 

Sly I Give to my Daughter Hannah Graves Five Pounds old 
Tenor Hamp' money at the age of Eighteen Years this I Give to 
her and to Heirs and assigns for Ever — 

9ly I Give to my Son Phinias Graves Five Pounds old Tenor 
Hamp"" money at the age of Twenty one years this I Give to 
him and to his Heirs and assigns for Ever — 

loly I Give to my Daughter Sarah Graves Five Pounds old 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 65 

Tenor Hamp'' money at the age of Eighteen years this I Give 
to her and to her Hirs and assigns for Ever — 

Illy I Give to my Daughter Abigail Graves Five Pounds old 
tenor Hamp'' money at the age of Eighteen years this I Give to 
her and to her Heirs and assigns for Ever — 

I2ly I Give to my Daughter Martha Graves five Pounds old 
tenor Hamp'' money at the age of Eighteen years this I Give to 
her and to her Heirs and assigns for Ever — 

I3ly I Give to my Daughter Lydia Graves five Pound old 
Tenor Hamp"" money at the age of Eighteen years this I Give to 
her and to her Heirs and assigns for Ever — 

I4ly I Give to my Daughter Lusea Graves Five Pounds old 
tenor Hamp'' money at the age of Eighten years this I Give to 
her and to her Heirs and assigns for Ever 

I5ly I Give to my Daughter Molley Graves Five Pound old 
Tenor Hamp'" money at the age of Eighteen years this I Give to 
her and to her Heirs and assigns for Ever 

16 I Give and Bequeath to my Loving Wife Sarah Graves 
the use and Improvement of my Salt marsh Laying In South 
Hampton afor Said as Long as She Remains my widow and my 
Son David to Carry it on for her as he Does the before mention'^ 
Lands 

lyly I Give to my Son James Graves two Halfe Rights of 
Land In Hales Town at the age of Twenty one years the Charges 
to be Paid by my Exieuietrix till he arives to the age of twenty 
one this I Give to him and to his Heirs and assigns In fee Simple 
for Ever — 

I Sly I Give to my Son Phinias Graves A Right In Worren 
town at the age of Twenty one years the Charges to be Paid by 
my Excetrix Till he arives to the age of twenty one this I Give to 
him and to his Heirs and assigns In fee Simple for Evere — 

I9ly my will is that all my on Dispossed Estate be Eacquilly 
Divided amongest my Children after the Deceas of there 
Honnoured mother or Her Being married to another man — 

Finally I Do make ordain and Constitute my Loving Wife 



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to be Exceuterix of this my Last will and Testement In Witness 
where of I Do here unto Set my hand and Seal this twenty 
fourth Day of April Annoq Domini one thousand Seven Hundred 
Sixty Five and in the Fifth year of the Reign of George the third 
King over Great Britain &c 

James Graves 

[Witnesses] Stephen Rogers, Rich^ Collins, Micajah Morrill. 
[Proved June 26, 1765.] 

[Warrant, June 26, 1765, authorizing Stephen Rogers and 
Micajah Morrill, both of South Hampton, yeomen, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 9, 1765; amount, £15,792. 18. 8; signed by 
Stephen Rogers and Micajah Morrill.] 

[Phineas Graves, minor, aged more than 14 years, son of 
James Graves, makes choice of William Graves of South Hamp- 
ton, blacksmith, as his guardian April 22, 1769; witnesses, David 
Graves, William Parker, Jr.] 

[Bond of William Graves, with David Graves as surety, both 
of South Hampton, in the sum of £200, April 22, 1769, for the 
guardianship of Phineas Graves; witnesses, Jonathan Greeley, 
Jr., William Parker, Jr.] 

[Petition of Sarah Graves for a division of the real estate 
among the children, reserving her dower, dated South Hampton, 
Oct. 27, 1773. David Graves, William Graves, Olive Clough, 
Phineas Graves, and Hannah Gooding, children of the deceased, 
join in the petition.] 



GERSHOM BARTLETT 1765 NEWTON 

[Administration on the estate of Gershom Bartlett of Newton, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Bartlett, April 24, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 526.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 67 

[Bond of Elizabeth Bartlett, with Jonathan Eames, gentle- 
man, and David Sargent, yeoman, as sureties, all of Newton, 
in the sum of £10,000, April 24, 1765, for the administration of 
the estate; witnesses, Joshua Wingate, William Rowell.] 

[Inventory, May 29, 1765; amount, £1071. 18. o; signed by 
Jonathan Ferrin, William Rowell, and David Bagley.] 

[Citation to the administratrix, July 26, 1769, to render an 
account of the estate.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £254. 2. 4^; ex- 
penditures the same; mentions "Support of one child, named 
Abigail 3 Years, being 4 Years at her Fathers Death. . . . for 
Gershom 5 Years, he being two Years, at his Fathers Death. 
. . . for Jonathan, now 4 Years, being born two months & half 
after his Fathers Death"; allowed Aug. 31, 1769.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £100. o. o; expenditures, £168. 
2. 10; allowed Jan. 31, 1775.] 



AMOS RICHARDSON 1765 PELHAM 

In the Name of God, Amen, I Amos Richardson of Pellham, 
In the Province of New Hampshire Physician Being Very Sick & 
Weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis I Give & Bequeath To mary my Dearely Beloved 
wife the use & Improvement of one third part of all my Lands 
and allso the use and Improvement of one third part of my old 
Dwelling Hous and y use of one third part of the new End 
adjoyning to y^ S*^ old House and y Easterly third part of my 
Barn for her to use & Improve Dureing her nattureal Life: (But 
She is not to Sell Let or Dispose of S*^ Buildings or to Take any 
Family or person Into them or any part of them without my 
Sons Consent). I allso Give and Bequeath to her my said wife 



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one Cow and three Sheep: (the s^ Cow to be the same that is 
Called her Cow) : I allso Give to her the S<i Mary one third part of 
all my Household Goods to be at her Dispose without Controle. 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Richardson 
Twenty five pounds Sterling money of Great Britain to be paid 
to her by my Executors the one Halfe thereof In one year the 
other Halfe In Two years after my Decease. I allso Give to her 
my S<^ Daughter Two third parts of all my Household Goods of 
Every Sort & Denomination; and allso a Liberty to Dwell In 
my s^ Dwelling House So Long as Shee Shall Remain Single and 
a Sofitiancy of Fire Wood for her use for her Fire from Time to 
Time to be provided for & Delivered to her by my Executors 
Dureing S<^ Term. 

Item I Give and Bequeath To my Two Sons namely Eri 
Richardson, and Joseph Richardson (whom I allso Constitute 
make & ordain my Executors of this my Last Will and Testa- 
ment) and to their Heirs and assignes For Ever all the Remainder 
of my Estate Both Real and Personal Wheresoever and Howso- 
ever the Same Shall or may be Found : (they paying all my Just 
Debts Funiral Charge and the Legacys mentioned in this Will) 
To be Equally Divided Between them y"^ s"^ Eri and Joseph, and 
their Heirs and assigns. 

Item I Give to my Servant Boy namely Tho^ Knowton a pare 
of Steers of one year old when he Shall arive to y^ age of Twenty 
one years to be Delivered by my Executor if he Shall Well and 
Truely Serve till that Time. * * * 

In Wittness Whereof I the Said Amos Richardson Have 
Hereunto Set my hand & Seal this Twenty Sixth Day of April 
In the Fifth year of his Majisty's Reign Annoqu Domini; 1765. 

Amos Richardson 

[Witnesses] Samuel Butler, Benj*^ Barker, Caleb Butler. 
[Proved May 28, 1766.] 

[Inventory, May 26, 1766; amount, £318. 13. o; signed by 
Samuel Butler and Caleb Butler.] 



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JOHN GREEN 1765 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of John Green of Hampton 
Falls, yeoman, granted to Dudley Sanborn, May 22, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 459.] 

[Bond of Dudley Sanborn, yeoman, with Meshech Weare and 
Richard Nason as sureties, all of Hampton Falls, in the sum of 
£10,000, May 22, 1765, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, William Vaughan.] 

[Warrant, May 22, 1765, authorizing Richard Nason and John 
Tilton, gentleman, both of Hampton Falls, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, June 20, 1765; amount, £2304. 9. o; signed by 
Richard Nason and John Tilton.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 29, 1765, authorizing Richard Nason and John 
Tilton to receive claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims, attested March 11, 1766; amount, £173. 17. 6; 
signed by Richard Nason and John Tilton,] 

[Petition of Christopher Toppan, creditor, July 10, 1772, to 
put the administrator's bond in suit.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £172. 16. 8; amount 
distributed, £60. 5. 11; allowed July 27, 1772.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £115. 14. 5/^; ex- 
penditures, £55. 8. 6>^; mentions a widow; allowed July 27, 

1772.] 



JONATHAN CHESLEY 1765 DURHAM 

In The name of god amen, this Twenty fourth Day of may an- 
noque Domini 1765 I Jonathan Chesly of Durham in the prov- 



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ince of newhampshire yeoman Being Sick and Indisposed in 
Body * * * 

Imprimis. I Give unto my wife mary Chesly the whole 
and sole management profit and Income of all my Lands house 
Barns Orchards &" that I have in the Township of Durham and 
Parish of Madbury (provided she Lives a widow) untill my Son 
Jonathan Comes to the Age of Twenty one years and one Third 
of my personal Estate to her and her Disposal 

Item I Give unto my Son Jonathan Chesley Two Thirds of 
all my Lands house Barns orchards &" according to Quantity 
and Quality that I have in the Town of Durham and parish of 
madbury to be Entered upon by him at the age of Twenty one 
years and Remain to him his heirs and assigns forever — 

Item I Give unto my Son Samuel Chesley one third part of 
all my lands house Barn orchard &'' according to Quantity and 
Quality that I have in Durham and madbury to be Entered on 
by him at the age of Twenty one years and Remain to him his 
heirs and assigns forever — 

Item I give unto my son Ebenezer Chesley all my Lands in the 
Town of Nottingham to him his heirs and assigns forever — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Comfort Chesley Three hun- 
dred pounds old Tenor to be paid her at the age of Eighteen 
years Two hundred pound by my son Jonathan and one hundred 
by my son Samuel in English goods or Boards staves or Shingle 
at the market price — 

Item it is my will that all my Common or Land not Laid out in 
Durham and madbury & all my land in New Durham in the 
province afors^ be sold by my Exec for the payment of my 
Debts — 

Item I Give my Daughter Lydia Chesley Three hundred 
pounds old Tenor To be paid her at the age of Eighteen years 
Two hundred by my son Jonathan and one hundred by my Son 
samuel in English goods or Boards staves or shingle at the 
market price — 

I Do Likewise Constitute and appoint my wife mary Chesley 



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and Benjamin Chadbourn of berwick in the County of york in 
the province of the massachusetts bay Esq'' to be Executrix and 
Executor * * * 

Jonathan Chesle 

[Witnesses] Timothy Emerson, Thomas Wille, Ebenezer 
Thompson 

[Proved July 31, 1765.] 

[Benjamin Chadbourne declines to act as executor, July 25, 

1765.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 8, 1765; amount, £22,017. 10. o; signed by 
Ebenezer Thompson and Timothy Emerson.] 

[Petition of the executrix, April 29, 1767, for license to sell 
real estate; license issued April 29, 1767.] 



MANN 1765 

[Guardianship of Thomas Mann, minor, aged more than 14 
years, granted to Adam Dickey May 25, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 250.] 

[Bond of Adam Dickey, with George Reid and Matthew 
Dickey as sureties, all of Londonderry, in the sum of £500, 
May 25, 1765, for the guardianship of Thomas Mann; witnesses, 
Samuel Barr, John Nesmith.] 



OBADIAH EASTMAN 1765 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Obadiah Eastman of Kings- 
ton, yeoman, granted to his widow, Judith Eastman, May 27, 
1765.] 

(Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 460.] 



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[Bond of Judith Eastman, with Thomas Tewksbury and 
Jonathan Currier, both of South Hampton, as sureties, amount 
not stated, May 27, 1765, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Jeremy Webster, Edward Eastman.] 

[Warrant, June 26, 1765, authorizing Jeremy Webster and 
Jonathan Blaisdell, yeoman, both of Kingston, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 16, I764(?) ; amount, £9443. 17. o; signed by 
Jeremy Webster and Jonathan Blaisdell.] 



ANTHONY TOWLE 1765 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Anthony Towle of Chester, 
yeoman, granted to Phineas Towle of Chester May 28, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 460.] 

[Bond of John Webster of Chester, with Samuel Hobart of 
Hollis and John Giddings, gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, April 13, 1770, for the administration of the estate of Capt. 
Anthony Towle of Chester; witness, John Sherburne.] 

[Inventory, April 24, 1770; amount, £168. 13. o; signed by 
Samuel Emerson and Samuel Roby.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Sept. 20, 1771; amount, 
£159. 18. 9^4; signed by Samuel Emerson and Samuel Roby.] 

Province of 1 We the Subscribers being appoynted by the 
Newhampshire / Hon^^'' Judge of Probate for the Province of 
Newhampshire afforsaid to set of to Sarah Towl Widow and 
Relict to Cap* Anthony Towl of Chester in pd Province Deceased 
her Right of Dower which falls to her out of the Deceaseds 
Estate — 

Accordingly we have Set of to her as her Right of Dower 
During her Life about 22 acres of Land Laying in the home steed 



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where the house stands bounded as followeth (viz) first at a stake 
and stones at the westerly corner standing in the corner of the 
fence then north East by the High way Eighty Seven Rods to a 
stake and stones then South Easterly across said Lots forty two 
Rods to a stake and stones by Gidean Rowels Land then by his 
Land South west Seventy Eight Rods to a stake and stones then 
streight forty two Rods to the first bounds; with the whole of the 
house that is on the same, and one third part of the Barn and a 
Liberty to pass too and from said barn and Improve it; and thus 
we make our Return this 13^'' Day of November 1770 

Sam" Emerson 
Sam'' Robie 
John underhill 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £187. 2. 3; expendi- 
tures £33. 8, 3; allowed Dec. 20, 1771.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £159. 18. g^; 
amount distributed, £153. 14. o; allowed Dec. 21, 1771.] 

[Bond of Anthony Towle, yeoman, with Josiah Flagg and 
Simon Towle, gentleman, as sureties, all of Chester, in the sum 
of £1000, Feb. 18, 1793, for the administration de bonis non of 
the estate; witness, N. Parker.] 

[Inventory, May 18, 1793; amount, £90. 2. o; signed by 
Stephen Morse and John S. Dearborn.] 



SAMUEL MASON 1765 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Mason of Somers- 
worth, yeoman, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Mason, May 
28, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 459.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Mason, with Moses Paul and Benjamin 



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Frost, yeomen, as sureties, all of Somersworth, in the sum of 
£10,000, May 28, 1765, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Samuel Parker, William Vaughan.] 



ISAAC MILLER 1765 ROCHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Isaac Miller of Rochester, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Mary Miller, May 29, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 459.] 

[Bond of Mary Miller, with James Knowles of Rochester and 
Benjamin Hayes of Barrington, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, May 29, 1765, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Joseph Wright, Daniel Beede.] 

[Warrant, May 29, 1765, authorizing James Knowles and 
Isaac Libby, both of Rochester, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 29, 1765; amount, £2968. 6. 10; signed by 
Isaac Libby and James Knowles.] 



JACOB OILMAN 1765 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Gilman of Kingston, 
yeoman, granted to David Clifford June 5, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 557.] 



RICHARD WIBIRD 1765 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Richard Wibird of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire Esq^ Being disordered in 
Body * * * 

Imprim' I order and direct that my Debts and funeral Charges 



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be paid by my Executrix as soon after my Decease as may be 
done with Conveniency out of & by the sale of such part of my 
Estate as she Shall judge proper & hereby give her full power to 
Sell any part of my real Estate (my Mansion house excepted) if 
necessary to raise money for the payment of said Demands and 
the Legacies herein given 

Item I Give and Devise to Elizabeth my beloved wife all the 
household Goods furniture plate and Apparel which she has 
brought to me either at or any time Since our Marriage. I also 
give her a pair of Silver Chafing dishes which I have caused to be 
made since we were Married and all my Negroes viz Portsmouth 
who was her's before Phillis Sylvia & Venus she having had the 
Care of bringing them up in my house with my horse and Chaise 
all which I give to her to be her absolute property I also give her 
all my right in any three of the New Townships which she shall 
Chuse at any time when she shall judge Proper to dispose of 
them to her, her heirs & Assigns — I also give her the use and 
Improvement of all my Real Estate in Portsmouth During her 
life with a power to Sell my land at Frame Point so called at 
Portsmouth afores'^ to raise money to keep the buildings on the 
other part of my Estate if she Shall find it necessary and to ap- 
ply it accordingly and also the use and Improvement of all my 
Personal Estate not herein otherwise disposed of all this dispo- 
sition to my Said wife is to be understood of the Estate left after 
my Debts Funeral Charges & Legacies are paid I give her also 
the use of my Real Estate in Greenland in said Province during 
her Life 

Item I give & Devise to Richard Weare son of Col° Meshech 
Weare one hundred & fifty Acres of my Land in Parry's Town so 
called & to his Heirs & assigns 

Item I give and Devise to Richard Wibird Penhallow a son of 
John Penhallow the right of Land in the Township of Bow that 
I have in my own right & to his heirs & assigns 

Item I give to Mary Barns who has lived long with me the sum 
of One hundred pounds old Tenor to be paid by my Execut'' — 



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Item I give to the Rev^ M'' Samuel Langdon his heirs & assigns 
all my right of Land or the Lots numbered Sixty Eight in that 
Tract of Land now commonly called New Durham being a tract 
of Land granted by the Proprietors of Masons Patent So called 
to Jonathan Chesly and others and if he should Die before me I 
Divise the same to his Children Equally Divided & their respec- 
tive heirs and assigns — 

Lastly I Constitute & appoint my Said Wife Sole Executrix 
of this my last will and Testament and give her over & above 
what is above given her all Stock of living creatures which I 
have in Portsmouth and keep upon my land there 

and I hereby Revoke all other wills by me in any manner here- 
tofore made In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & 
Seal the 17*'' Day of June 1765 

R Wibird 

[Witnesses] William Parker, Jonathan Warner, Benj" Mackay. 
[Proved Oct. 12, 1765.] 

[Petition of John Penhallow, Feb. 20, 1799, for administration 
de bonis non on the estate, stating that his wife was one of the 
heirs at law, and that "She conveyed her interest in the estate 
to him and died — The Executrix accepted the trust, paid the 
demands against the estate and died"; administration granted 
the same day.] 

[Bond of John Penhallow, with Samuel Penhallow, Jr., and 
Benjamin Penhallow, merchants, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
in the sum of $5000, Feb. 20, 1799, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Richard D. Hart, Nathaniel Parker.] 

[Petition of William Cabot of Brookline, Mass., merchant, 
and Nathaniel Gookin of Portsmouth, gentleman, for a division 
of real estate.] 

State of New Hampshire 1 By the honourable Jeremiah 

Rockingham ss — J Smith Esquire Judge of Probate 

for said County — To John Goddard Isaac Rindge Jeremiah 



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Libbey Henry S Langdon & Charles Cutts all of Portsmouth in 
said County Esquires — Greeting — 

You are hereby appointed a Committee to make Partition of 
the following lots and Parcels of Land lately belonging to the 
Estate of Richard Wibird Esquire deceased viz. one lot in said 
Portsmouth bounded westerly by market Street northerly by 
land of William Boyd & Daniel Austin easterly by land of George 
Jaffrey Esq"" and Southerly by land of Elijah Hall Jacob Walden 
Ed'^ John Peirce Henry Haven & John Pickering Esq'' now oc- 
cupied by John Penhallow Esq'' half another lot including half 
the long wharfe so called bounded Northerly by land sold by 
Sloper to Mess"^^ Rich*^ & Tho^ Wibird now owned by Mess'' 
Penhallow & Austin & southerly by land of David Pearse & 
extending between their lands from Water Street to the Channel 
of Piscataqua River another lot bounded northerly by land of 
Cap* James Orne Easterly by Water Street southerly by land in 
occupation of Jacob Sheafe Esq"" & westerly by land of William 
Dennet & heirs of Cap* Nathaniel Sherburne deceased — An- 
other lot situate at the South end in said Portsmouth on the road 
leading to little harbour another lot containing about fourteen 
Acres bounded Southeasterly by Middle road southwesterly by 
land lately belonging to Eleazer Russell Esq"" dec^ northwesterly 
by land of John Haven George Massey Jonath" Clark Jeremiah 
Mason & George Jaffrey Esq'" & northeasterly by said Jaffreys 
land all which said lots are situate in said Portsmouth — And 
also a farm in Greenland in said County containing about one 
hundred & forty Acres of Land now in the Occupation of Eben- 
ezer Robinson which said Lots & parcels of land are held by 
John Penhallow Esq'' Samuel Penhallow jun'' John Penhallow 
jun"^ Hunking Penhallow & Benjamin Penhallow Merchants 
Daniel Austin merchant & Mary his wife Sarah Penhallow 
Singlewoman Thomas Penhallow & Sarah Ann Penhallow minors 
under the age of twenty one years all of said Portsmouth 
William Cabot of Brooklyne in the County of Suffolk «& Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts Merchant & Nath^ Gookin of said 



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Portsmouth Gentleman as tenants in Common — and you are 
to set off to the said Cabot & Gookin one third thereof to hold 
to them in severalty * * * 

Dated at Exeter the 28**^ Day of December Anno Domini 1801 
By order of the Judge W™ Parker Reg' 

Rockingham ss. Pursuant to the foregoing Warrant, We the 
Committee therein appointed having Caused all concerned to be 
seasonably notified and having heard & considered their Advice 
as therein directed, Do make Partition of the Lots and Parcels 
of Land described in said Warrant in form following, viz* We 
do set off to the said Gookin and Cabot as their Share or One 
Third part of said Lots and parcels of Land, The whole of the 
Farm in Greenland in said County, now in the Occupation of 
Ebenezer Robinson containing about One hundred and forty 
Acres of Land more or less, with the Buildings thereon and the 
Appurtenances thereof. Also the several Lots and Parcels of 
Land following situate in Portsmouth aforesaid to wit. One Lot 
of Land lying on the Westerly side of Water Street bounded 
Easterly on said Street, Northerly on Land of Cap* James Orne, 
Westerly by Land of William Dennet and Others and Southerly 
by Land in the Occupation of Jacob Sheafe, which last men- 
tioned Lot has lately been divided into two Lots by a street laid 
out through the same — Also one other Lot of Land, lying on the 
Road leading to Little Harbor, being in a Triangular form 
bounded Westerly on said Road Southerly on Land of Col John 
Langdon, and Northeasterly on Land of M"^ Samuel Haven — 
and also One other Lot or Parcel of Land being part of the Four- 
teen Acres of Land mentioned in said Warrant, bounded as fol- 
lows, beginning three hundred feet from the Northeasterly Cor- 
ner of Land belonging to the heirs of Eleazer Russell Esq' 
deceas'd, on the Road leading to Greenland thence running by 
said Road Northerly six hundred & forty feet, thence on a 
streight line to the corner of the Field lately Joshua Wentworth 
Esq" thence by the Fence or Wall as it now stands, till it comes 



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179 



within three hundred feet of said Land of the heirs of said 
Russell, thence on a streight line to the Bound began at on said 
Road, leaving the breadth of three hundred feet, between the 
Premises set off as aforesaid and the said Land of the said Heirs 
of the said Russell, as will appear by a Plan of the whole Premises 
herewith exhibited, To have and to hold the said Lots or Parcels 
of Land to them the said Gookin and Cabot in severalty as their 
full Share or One third part of all the Lots and parcels of Land 
lately belonging to the Estate of Richard Wibird Esquire 
deceas'd of which We, by said Warrant are Appointed a Commit- 
tee to make Partition 

Portsmouth March 22,^ 1802 

John Goddard 
Isaac Rindge 
Jeremiah Libbey 
H. S. Langdon 
Charles Cutts 




TTltddU 7?oa.4 



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THOMAS FULLER 1765 SANDOWN 

In The name of God aman, this 15*^ day of June 1765 I thomas 
Fuller of Sandown in the Province of New Hampshire in New 
England Yeoman being in health * * * 

Imp's I Give to and Bequeath to my well Beloved Son Benj- 
min Fuller his hears & assigns fifteen Pounds in money old tenor 
Equel to two Dollers and half to be paid by my Son thomas after 
my Diascease he having had a Trade — 

Itam I give to my Daughter Rachel welch the wife of abraham 
welch fifteen Pounds old tenor Equel to two Dollers and half 
to be Paid by my Son thomas She having already had her portion 
out of my Estate — 

Itam I give and Bequeath to my Belovid Daughter Abagail 
now the wife of moses huse fifteen pounds money old tenor 
Equel to two Dollers and half to be paid by my Son thomas 
She having had her portion out of my Estate — 

Itam I Give and Bequeath to my Belovid Daughter Elisabeth 
the wife of Jonathan Gooding fifteen Pounds money old tenor 
Equal to two Dollers and half to be paid by my Son thomas 
She having had her portion out of my Estate — 

Itam I give and Bequeath unto my Beloved Daughter anna 
the wife of Ebenezer gove the Sum of fifteen pounds old tenor 
Equal to two Dollers and half To be paid by my Son thomas 
She having had her portion out of my Estate — 

Itam I Give and Bequeath to my Belovid Son thomas Fuller 
His heirs and assigns for Ever all the homestead which I now 
live upon namely all the Land that I now owns in the ninth Lot 
in No : in the two hundred acre grants with the house and Barn 
and the Corn mill and the twelveth part of the Saw mill and all 
the prevelige which I owneth in the Stream and all the Previlege 
which belongeth to Said homestead and mills and Likewise I give 
to my son thomas all my movebal Estate Such as Catties and. 
Sheep & Implements for worke &c ', 

Itam I give & Bequeath unto my Beloved Son Chase Fuller 



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fifteen Pounds old tenor Equel to two Dollers & half I being De- 
termined to Put him to a trade — 

Itam I Give & Bequeath unto my Son John Fuller fifteen 
Pounds old tenor Equel to two Dollers and half I Being Deter- 
mined that he Shall have a trade — 

and I Do Further will and ordain that my Son Thomas Pay 
The Before mentioned Legacies as Before mentioned and I do 
hereby Constitute make & ordain my Said Son thomas to be Sole 
Executor to this my Last will & Testament and I Do hereby 
order that my Said Executor pay all my honist Debts and Be at 
the Cost of my funeral * * * 

Thomas Fuller 

[Witnesses] Jonathan Collins, Abner fellows, Jeremiah Ladd. 
[Proved Oct. 29, 1766.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 13, 1766; amount, £195. 7. o; signed by 
Jonathan Collins and Abner Fellows.] 



JOHN SHACKFORD 1765 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Shackford of Ports- 
mouth, mariner, granted to his widow, Deborah Shackford, 
June 18, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 460.I 

[Bond of Deborah Shackford, with Giles Seward and John 
Bartlett, mariners, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£500, June 18, 1765, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Samuel Marshall, William Parker.] 

[Warrant, June 18, 1765, authorizing Samuel Penhallow and 
William Knight, both of Portsmouth, merchants, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 22, 1765; amount, £229. 9. 6; signed by 
Samuel Penhallow and William Knight.] 



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JOSEPH SMITH 1765 DURHAM 

In the Name of God Amen the Twenty Fifth day of June In the 
Year of our Lord God one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty 
Five I Joseph Smith of the Town of Durham in the Province of 
New Hampshire in New England Esq'^ being sick and weak in 
Body * * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife 
Deborah one third part of my real Estate during her Natural 
life and also one third part of my personal Estate forever to her 
disposing — 

Itim I will bequeath and give my Daughters Elizabeth Smith 
and Hannah Smith Thirty acres of Land be the Same more or 
Less bounding by land of Sarah Mason and also by the Country 
road that Leads from Durham Falls to Lampereel river with all 
the building and Improvements whatsoever on the said premises 
I also give and bequeath my Daughters Eighty acres of Land 
near wheelwrights pond in said Durham which I purchased 
partly of Hercules Mooney and partly was purchased of James 
Davis of said Durham Item I will give and bequeath my said 
Daughters Twenty Acres of Land at Follets swamp so Called 
in said Durham which I purchas'* of Robert Thomson of Durham 
aforesaid it is also my will that the afores*^ Tracts of Land be 
Equally Divided between my said Daughters but if my said 
Daughters decease without heirs of their own Body or Either of 
them then Immediately after their Decease to Decend to my 
Sons Samuel Smith Joseph Smith John Smith and Daniel Smith 
and their heirs and assigns Equally to be Divided among them — 

Item I will bequeath and give my Cousin Joseph Emerson 
One hundred Acres of Land near Little river so Called in said 
Durham Joyning by land of Ensign Jonathan Thomson and also 
by Land of Jonathan Runals It's also my will If said Joseph Emer- 
son decease without a Lawful heir begotten of himself that Im- 
mediately after his Decease that the said hundred acres of Land 
shall Immediately Decend to my said Sons Samuel Joseph John 



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and Daniel Equally Divided among them and their heirs — 
Item I will bequeath and give my Sons Samuel Smith Joseph 
Smith John Smith and Daniel Smith all the rest Residue and 
remainder of my Estate whither real or Personal wheresoever and 
whatsoever to be Equally Divided among them it's also my will 
if Either of my Said Sons Decease before they Come to full Age 
that his or their part Immediately after his or their Decease be 
Equally Divided among my said Sons that is then Living — ■ 

I Do hereby Constitute appoint and Ordain my wife Deborah 
my Executorix and Daniel Meserve Junier my Executor in 
trust * * * 

Joseph Smith 

[Witnesses] Joseph Atkinson, Lemuel Chesle, Hercules Mooney. 
[Proved Aug. 28, 1765.] 

[Inventory, attested April 30, 1766; amount, £133,874. 7. o; 
signed by Hercules Mooney and Thomas Chesley.] 

Province of \ Pursuant to a Warrant from the Hon**' 
Newhampshire / John wentworth Esq"" Judge of the Probate of 
wills &c for Said Province Appointing us the Subscribers to 
make Partition and Division of the Real Estate of Joseph Smith 
late of Durham in said province Esq"" Deceased to & among the 
Devisees in his Last will & Testament mentioned, accordingly we 
have made a Division of Said Estate in manner Following viz — 

To Deborah Gilmore wife of James Gilmore Esq'^ who was 
heretofore the wife of Said Joseph Smith one Third of Said Real 
Estate as followeth part of the homestead Farm Containing 
ninety nine acres & one quarter of an acre Butted & Bounded 
as followeth Beginning By the highway adjoining to Land of 
Ephraim Davis & from thence By Said Davis^ Land South 15° 
East 10 Rods then South 31° West 136 rods then South 85° 
west 20 rods then South 23° west 21 rods then South 52° west 
12 rods to Oyster River and then By the River to Land of John 
Williams & then by Said Williams Land North 59° East 133 
Rods then North 44° west 21 Rods then North 24° East 35 



1 84 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Rods to the highway first mentioned, & By that to the first 
Bounds Together with the house Barns &" thereon Standing — 
also 25 acres of Land Near the afors^ on the North Side of the 
highway, Beginning at a heap of stones by the highway & from 
thence about forty Rods to Land of Ephraim Davis then By 
Said Davis Land North 67° East 88 Rods to Land that was Paul 
Nutes, & by that about 40 Rods to a heap of stones and from 
thence on a Strait Line to the bounds first mentioned — also 
about ninety three acres and 3 quarters of one acre of Land 
Purchased heretofore of amos pinkham & will"" Rines Butted 
and Bounded as followeth viz Beginning By the house where Said 
amos Pinkham formerly Lived and from thence By the highway 
North 46° East 57 Rods then by the highway Easterly 136 
Rods to Land of John williams & then South 88° west 46 rods 
then South 33° West 18 Rods then South 75° west 20 Rods then 
North 70 west 16 rods then North 79° west 31 Rods then North 
23° East 45 rods then North 78° west 28 rods then South 16° 
west 25 rods then west 32 rods then North 76° west 14 rods then 
North 55° west 55 rods then North 33 East 27 Rods then North 
47° East 24 Rods then South 48° East 50 Rods then north 45° 
East 22 rods then North 53° East 22 rods then South 71° East 
23 Rods to the place where it Began with Buildings thereon 
Standing Excepting out of this Last Tract of Land a highway as 
it is now fence "^ of — Also about Twelve acres of Land at a place 
Called the hook in Durham afs*^ Being the Lot num'' 17 in the 
Second Division of Common Lands in s"^ Town Likewise about 
Six acres of Land Being half of the Lot num'' 4 in the afors*^ 
Second Division of Common Lands in s^ Durham Likewise the 
one Twelveth Part of the Sawmill and Christ mills at Durham 
Falls, and the one Eighth Part of a Sawmill Called Jebuctor 
mill in the town of Nottingham in Said Province — 

To Elizabeth Dwyer wife of James Dwyer Daughter of Said 
Joseph Smith about Twenty acres of Land Near Durham falls 
Butted & Bounded as followeth Beginning by the highway 
adjoining to Land of Daniel Rogers Esq"" & from thence as the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 85 

fences now Stand by Lands in possession of said Rogers Joseph 
Drew and John SulHvan 653^ Rods to the River & by that to 
Land of the widow Sarah Mason and then by said widow masons 
Land about no Rods to the highway & by that to Land of 
Joseph applebee 17 Rods & then by said applebees Land Rev*^ 
John adams & Ephraim Folsoms Lands 38 rods as the fences 
Stands to the highway & by that 40 rods to the first Bounds. 
Likewise 24 acres of Land Purchased of James Davis Deceas*^ 
& wife, Being Part of a hundred acre Grant of land formerly 
Granted by the Town of Dover to one william Robarts Near a 
Place Called wheelrights Pond — 

To Hannah Smith Twenty one acres & one quarter of Land 
at a place Called Follets Swamp in Durham, Being the one half 
of about forty Two acres & a half of Land purchased in Part- 
ership By said Deceased & Cap* Thomas Chesley of Rob* 
Thompson, the whole is Butted and Bounded as followeth viz 
Beginning By the highway adjoining to Land in Possession of 
Cap* Hercules moony & By that as the fences Stand 149 rods 
then by said moony^ Land South 76 rods then By Land of Jona- 
than & Robert thompson west 65 Rods then North 37 Rods 
then by said Jonathan Thompson^ Land as the fences stand 
about 108 Rods to the highway & by that to the first Bounds — 
also thirty two acres of Land purchased By Said Deceased of 
hercules moony Being Part of the afors"^ Grant Granted to one 
william Robarts at wheelrights pond in Durham also 24 acres 
of the afors'^ Grant Purchased of James Davis & wife as may 
appear By said Deeds — 

To Joseph Emerson one hundred acres of Land near Little 
River in Said town of Durham adjoining Land of Jonathan 
thompson & Jonathan Reynolds as mentioned in the Testament 
of said Deceased and the Remainder of said Real Estate as 
Shewn to us by the Exec" of the Testament of Said Deceased 
we have Divided among the four Sons of said Deceased namely 
Samuel Joseph John and Daniel — 

To Samuel a Tract of Land Containing one hundred and forty 



1 86 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

three acres adjoining to Lampereel River in Durham afors** 
Butted & Bounded as followeth viz Beginning at the house on 
said Farm & from thence by the highway North East 64 rods 
to Land of william Jenkans & by Jenkans^ Land South 42° East 
16 rods then South 19 rods then South 13° west 32 rods then 
South 35° East 23 rods to Land sat of to John one of the s^ 
heirs & By that South 32° west about 80 rods to Lampereel 
River then up by the River as that Runs about 290 Rods to a 
Place known by the name of the Flatt Ground Barrs then west 
about 4 rods to Land of wilHam Jenkans and then By said Jen- 
kans« Land 212 Rods to the highway & by that to the first bounds 
together with the buildings thereon Together with one Right or 
Share of Land in the Town of New Durham in said province 
(Except what is Given to Benjamin Glidden for Settleing the 
right) Being Originally Granted to Said Joseph Smith also about 
forty acres Be the same more or Less (Being the Deceased « whole 
right in a peice of Land in Partership with the heirs of Eben' 
Smith Esq"" Deceased at a place Called Smarts Creek in New- 
market Likewise one Quarter of a sawmill Called Chesley^ 
mill in nottingham — 

To John one hundred acres of Land Purchased of Robert hill 
in said Durham with a Barn thereon standing for Butt« & 
Bound ^ Reference Being had to the Deed from said hill on Rec- 
ord, also about forty Seven acres of Land By Lampereel River 
Beginning By the River at the southeast end of Land sat of to 
Samuel and from thence as the River Runs about one hundred 
and twenty Rods, or as far Down as to Take in above 2 thirds 
and Leave Below one third of a Grant of Land of Twelve score 
acres Granted Formerly by the town of Dover to one Rob* 
Burnum & then North East 80 rods or there abouts to a Grant 
of Land formerly granted by the Town of Dover to one Thomas 
footman and then By footmans grant and Land of william Jen- 
kans to the afors'* Land sat of to Samuel and by that to the first 
Bounds Likewise about seventeen acres of Land Laying near 
the other at Lampereel River now in possession of Frances 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 87 

Elliot as a Tennant adjoining the highway Land of william 
Jenkans and Daniel Rogers Esq"^ Likewise a peice of Land in 
Durham adjoining Barrington Purchased of the Proprietors of 
Common Lands in Durham Being about 20 acres in a place 
Called the Spruce Swamp the one Eighth part of upper Jabeag 
mill in Nottingham Excepting Iron work Likewise one Quarter 
Part of the Lot N° 7 in Cross Street in the town of Nottingham — 

To Daniel about one hundred acres of Land Partly in the town 
of Dover & partly in IVIadbury Bounded as followeth Beginning 
by the highway adjoining to 25 acres Sat of as the widows 
dowry by these presents & from thence by the highway 70 Rods 
to Land of Nathaniel Lamous & then by said Lamous* Land 
about 160 rods to the highway & by that 93 Rods to Land of 
Paul Nute and then Nutes Land as the fences stand about 119 
rods to the afors'^ Land sat of to the widow and by that to the first 
Bounds also 21 acres of Land in Durham & madbury afors'* 
adjoining to the highway Land of Nathan' Lamous Joseph and 
Nich^ meder — also about Seventy five acres of Land adjoining 
to Lampereel River Beginning By the River at the flatt ground 
Barrs & then west four Rods to will™ Jenkans Land & then by 
that North 83° west 116 rods then North 21° East 64 rods then 
north 85° East 40 rods then N 19° west 12 rods then North 23° 
west 61 rods to the highway and by that to Land of Sam^' 
Langly & by that & Land of Sam" mathes to Lampereel River 
& by the river to the first Bounds and one Eighth part of Little 
river Sawmill in Durham afors'' — 

To Joseph about Fifty live acres of Land in Durham Pur- 
chased Heretofore of Benjamin Jenkans adjoining Oyster river 
The Town Lott highway and Land that was Robert Burnums 
Deceased, also about four acres & a half Purchased by the De- 
ceased of will"" Lord Reference to the Deed on Record for Butts 
& Bounds Likewise 28 acres of Land in Durham afors*^ Called 
the Oak Pasture in a Place Called the hornswoods Beginning at 
the Southwest Corner of Land that was Dan' Davis* & By that 
72 rods & then By land of Thom* Bickford about fifty rods and 



r88 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

then by the highway about 70 rods and then from the highway 
N 23° E 88 rods to where it Began also about 36 acres in the s<^ 
hornswood^ Called the pine Pasture Beginning at the highway 
& from thence South 64° West 50 rods then North 69° west 22 
rods then South 71° west 18 rods then South 11 west 40 rods 
then South 57° E* 51 rods then North 49° East 32 rods then 
North 69° East 36 rods then North 23° East 24 rods then north 
30 rods & then on a strait Line to where it Began also about 16 
acres of Land that was John willey^ Late of Durham where he 
Commonly lived adjoining By Land of Thomas willey and the 
highway — Also about 10 acres of Land in Durham afors"^ 
Purchased of John willey Being half of about 20 acres in Parter- 
ship with Thomas willey the whole is Bounded by Land of 
Thomas willey Sam" willey William willey & the highway — 
also Two Lotts of Land in the town of Nottingham Being the 
Lotts num"^ 39 and 41 in winter Street with the Buildings thereon 
Likewise all the Title & Right Said Deceased had to 60 acres of 
Land Granted By the town of Dover to one Joseph Chesley 
Deceased by Belemons Bank River in the parish of Madbury 
— also about Forty acres of Land in Newmarket at a place Called 
Poortown Now under the Improvement of Edward Fox — also 
the One half of a Christ mill and fulling mill at Little River in 
Durham af'* together with one half the adjacent Land that was 
in Partnership Between the Deceased & Joseph Thompson — 
Witness our hands at Durham the 27*^ day of april 1767 — 

Tho^ Chesle 
Eb' Demerit 
Nicholas Duda 
Ebenezer Thompson 
James Davis 

[Guardianship of Joseph Smith, Daniel Smith, John Smith, 
and Hannah Smith, children of Joseph Smith, granted to Daniel 
Meserve of Madbury April 29, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 392.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 89 

[Bond of Daniel Meserve of Madbury, yeoman, with Thomas 
Chesley, gentleman, and Ebenezer Thompson, physician, both 
of Durham, as sureties, in the sum of £5000, April 29, 1767, for 
the guardianship of Joseph Smith, Daniel Smith, John Smith, 
and Hannah Smith, aged less than 14 years, children of Joseph 
Smith; witnesses, Robert Parks, William Parker.] 

[Guardianship of Samuel Smith, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Joseph Smith, granted to Daniel Meserve of Mad- 
bury, gentleman. May 7, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 426.] 

[Bond of Daniel Meserve, with Robert Hill of Madbury, yeo- 
man, and James Gilmore of Durham, gentleman, as sureties, in 
the sum of £500, May 7, 1767, for the guardianship of Samuel 
Smith; witnesses, William Parker, E. Gummer.] 

[Guardianship of Joseph Smith, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Joseph Smith, granted to James Gilmore of Dur- 
ham, gentleman, Aug. 31, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 240.] 

[Bond of James Gilmore, with James Dwyer and Joseph 
Simes, painter, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, Aug. 31, 1768, for the guardianship of Joseph Smith; 
witnesses, John Pickering, Samuel Hale.] 



JACOB SMITH 1765 NOTTINGHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Smith of Nottingham, 
yeoman, granted to Elizabeth Smith and James Bean June 26, 
1765-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 526.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Smith, widow, and James Bean, yeoman, 
both of Brentwood, with David Lawrence of Epping and Noah 



1 90 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Emery of Exeter, gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of £300, 
June 26, 1765, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker, Jr., William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, July, 1765; amount, £109. o. 6; signed by Daniel 
Ladd and Jeremiah Glidden.] 

[Warrant, March 26, 1766, authorizing Noah Emery and 
Nicholas Gilman, gentleman, both of Exeter, to receive claims 
against the estate.] 

Province of 1 July the 29*** 1766 Pursuant to an order 
New Hampshire / from the Honour'''® John Wentworth Esq' 
Judge of the Probate of Wills &c appointing us the Subscribers 
togather with Samuel Dudly a Committee to Devide & set off 
to Elisabeth the wife of David Clifford her Dower which happens 
to her of the real Estate of her late Husband Jacob Smith 
Deceas'' wee have accordingly set to the said Elisabeth fifteen 
acres of Land at the North End of the Homestead of her late 
Husband Jacob Smith Deceas*^ viz Begining at the said Noth 
End & so running southerly Carrying the whole width of said 
Homestead till it Compleats the afors'* fifteen acres 

John Folsham 
Jeremiah Bean 

[List of claims against the estate, March 26, 1767; amount^ 
£201. 19. 6J4; signed by Noah Emery and Nicholas Oilman.] 

[Account of the administrators, James Bean, David Clifford, 
and his wife Elizabeth; receipts, £89. 13. 10; expenditures, 
£73. 16. 9; mentions "maintaining 2 Children under 7 Years of 
age 105 weeks each"; filed May 27, 1767.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £15. 17. i ; allowed 
July 23, 1767.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I9I 

ROBERT WHITE 1765 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Robert White of Newcastle, 
yeoman, granted to his son, Robert White, June 26, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 464.] 

[Bond of Robert White, mariner, with Stephen Batson and 
John Tolton as sureties, all of Newcastle, in the sum of £10,000, 
June 26, 1765, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker, Jr., William Vaughan.] 

[Warrant, June 26, 1765, authorizing Joseph Newmarch and 
John Simpson, mariner, both of Newcastle, to appraise the es- 
tate.] 

[Inventory, July 9, 1765; amount, £i933- 5- o; signed by 
Joseph Newmarch.] 



JOSHUA ROLLINS 1765 EXETER 

[Guardianship of Reuben Rollins, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Joshua Rollins of Exeter, granted to David Law- 
rence of Epping June 26, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 472.] 

[Bond of David Lawrence, with James Bean of Brentwood, 
yeoman, and Noah Emery of Exeter, gentleman, as sureties, 
in the sum of £10,000, June 26, 1765, for the guardianship of 
Reuben Rollins; witnesses, William Parker, Jr., William 
Vaughan.] 



JOSEPH HIXON 1765 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Hixon of Portsmouth in 
the Province of New Hampshire Mariner being of sound and 



192 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

disposing Mind Memory and Understanding (praised be God 
for the same) and being shortly bound to Sea * * * 

Item I give unto my Dear Wife Honnor Hixon All my Estates 
both Real and Personal whatsoever and wheresoever Situate 
lying and being To Hold to my said Dear Wife and her Heirs 
and assigns for Ever Reserving nevertheless the following 
Legacy Viz* I Order and direct my Executrix hereafter named to 
pay or Cause to be paid to my Good Mother Christian Hixon 
of Portsmouth aforesaid Widow the sum of Eight pounds law- 
ful money of Great Britain Yearly and Every Year during the 
Term of her natural life by Quarterly payments to Commence 
immediately after my Decease & with which payment I charge 
all my Estates. And I do hereby appoint my said Dear Wife 
Sole Executrix * * * 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal 
this Twenty Seventh day of June Anno Domini 1765. 

Joseph Hixon 

[Witnesses] Wysman Clagett, Samuel Treadwell, Mary Horney. 
[Proved Oct. 17, 1769.] 

[Inventory, signed by William Whipple and John Parker; 
amount, £1670. 5. 3; attested Jan. 18, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 76.] 

[Petition of George Hart, administrator de bonis non, May 17, 
1786, for a commission in insolvency.] 

[List of claims against the estate, April 6, 1787; amount, 
£1260. 2, 9^; signed by John Parker, Joshua Brackett, and 
Jacob Treadwell.] 

[Petition of Betty Hill, Gilbert Horney, Prudence Gerrish, 
and Polly Underwood, heirs to the estate of Honor Hart, wife of 
George Hart of Portsmouth, formerly widow of Joseph Hixon, 
Oct. 26, 1793, for an account of the estate by the administrator.] 

[Citation to George Hart, Oct. 29, 1793, to render an account.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 93 

[Petition of David Hill for himself and his mother, Betty Hill, 
Gilbert Horney, David Hill as attorney for John Gerrish and 
Prudence Gerrish, and Mary Underwood, heirs to the estate, 
May 4, 1795, for an order of court restraining the sale of real es- 
tate, alledging fraud by the administrator.] 

[Petition of the heirs of John Hart, deceased, William Hart, 
Thomas Hart, the heirs of Joseph Hart, deceased, the heirs of 
Benjamin Hart, deceased, Henry Hart, Edward Hart, the heirs 
of Nathaniel Hart, deceased, and Oliver Hart, Nov. 20, 1795, 
for the division of nine twentieths of "a certain pasture or tract 
of Land situate in Islington in Portsmouth in said County" held 
by them in common with George Hart.] 

[Bond of George Hart, gentleman, with Samuel Hutchins and 
Jacob Walden, traders, as sureties, in the sum of $120, Dec. 14, 
1 795 > to prosecute his appeal of the order of court for the division 
requested above; witnesses, Nathaniel Treadwell, 3d, Joseph 
Walden.] 

[Bond of David Hill of Madbury, yeoman, with William K. 
Atkinson of Dover and Benjamin Johnson of North wood, 
yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of $200, Sept. 21, 1797, to prose- 
cute his appeal of the order of court granting the administrator 
license to sell real estate; witnesses, Thomas Thompson, H. S. 
Langdon.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £156. 2. 8; expendi- 
tures the same; allowed Nov. 19, 1800.] 

[Petition of Richard Gerrish, David Hill, Mary Underwood, 
and Edmund H. Quincy, administrator of the estate of Gilbert 
Horney, Oct. 22, 1802, for a division of the real estate.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 25, 1802, authorizing Thomas Thompson, 
Jeremiah Libby, Edward Sargent, Thomas Sheafe, and John 
Goddard, all of Portsmouth, to divide the real estate.] 

Rockingham ss — Portsmouth November 20^* 1802. 



194 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Pursuant to the annexed warrant we the undersigned have 
made Partition, and sett off to the severall heirs, therein named, 
the Real Estate of Joseph Hixon, late of Portsmouth Mariner 
Deceased, in the following manner, & agreeably to a Plan hereto 
subjoined. — 

Viz i^* we set off to Mary Underwood, her heirs and assigns, 
Lot N° I as marked on the plan. Bounded as follows viz, be- 
ginning at the South Esterly corner of Land belonging to the 
heirs of the late Theodore Atkinson Esq'' DeC^ on Pitt street, 
thence runing East, Northerly by Pitt street, Thirty Seven 
Feet, untill it comes on a line with the Front Entry of the old 
Mansion House, on said premises, from thence North Westerly 
thro' said House, thirty one feet, from thence west Southerly by 
land sett off to Lot N" 2, Thirty Seven feet, and from thence 
South Easterly, by land of said Atkinson Thirty one feet to Pitt 
Street, the bounds began at togeather with all that part of the 
old mansion House on said described Premises, with one half 
the Cellar, and the Privilege of the Front Entrys and Stairways, 
in common with the owner of Lott N° 2 — 

2ndiy ^g gg^^ Qff ^Q Richard Gerrish, his heirs and Assigns as 
his share or part of said Estate, Lot N° 2, as marked on the plan, 
bounded as follows. Viz* begining at the South Easterly Corner 
of Lot N° I, on Pitt Street, from thence running by said Pitt 
Street East Northerly, Nineteen feet & four Inches, untill it 
comes to the New part, added to the Old House, thence running 
North Westerly by the westerly side of said Addition, Twenty 
Nine feet, thence turning and running west Southerly by said 
Old House, and the land set off to N° 3, Ten feet, thence North 
westerly by land set off to N° 3, Twenty feet and Six Inches, 
thence West Southerly, partly by a passage way, and by land Set 
off to N° 4, Forty six feet, to land of the heirs of Theodore 
Atkinson aforesaid, Thence South Easterly by said Atkinsons 
land. Eighteen Feet, thence East Northerly by land set off to 
N" I Thirty Seven Feet And from thence South Easterly, by land 
also set of to N° i, Thirty one feet, to the bounds began at, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 95 

togeather with one half the Cellar under said old House and all 
that part of the House standing on said Lot N° 2, reserving the 
Entrys and Stairways, in said Old House to be in Common for 
the use of the Owners of the Lots N° i and 2, the Chimneys in 
said old House, as they now stand, are to be considered as be- 
longing to lots N° I and 2, so that lot X" i shall have the use of 
the westerly Smokes and Fire places, and lot N° 2 of the East- 
erly — 

^diy \Yg sg|- Qff ^Q David Hill, his heirs and Assigns as his Share 
or part of said Estate Lot N" 3, as marked on the plan, bounded 
as follows Viz* begining at the Southeasterly Corner of Lot N° 2, 
on Pitt Street, and running East Northerly by said Street 
Twelve Feet and Eight Inches thence Northwesterly by Atkin- 
son Street, Forty Nine Feet, to a Common Passage way, thence 
west Southerly by said Passage way, Twenty Three feet, thence 
Southeasterly by land sett off to N° 2, Twenty feet and Six 
Inches, thence East Northerly by said Lot N° 2 Ten Feet, and 
from thence Southeasterly by the end of the Old House Twenty 
Nine feet to Pitt Street the bounds began at, with the Buildings 
thereon — also the privilege of digging a Vault of Six Feet 
square, and building a necessary house over the Same at the 
westerly end of the common Passage way as marked in the said 
Plan — 

^^thiy Wg gg^^ Qff ^Q ^hg Heirs of Gilbert Horney, deceased as 
their share or Part of said Estate, Lot N° 4 as marked on the 
plan, bounded as follows. Viz* begining at the Northwesterly 
Corner of the Common Passage way on Atkinson street, and 
running by said Street North Westerly Thirty Feet, to land of 
Cap* Peter Coues, from thence westsoutherly by land of said 
Coues Sixty nine feet, to land of the heirs of the late Theodore 
Atkinson Esq^ deceased, thence Southeasterly by land of said 
Atkinsons Heirs, Thirty five feet, thence Eastnortherly by land 
set off to N° 2 Thirty two feet, to land set off to N° 3 for a Vault, 
thence Northwesterly by said vault six feet, thence Eastnortherly 
by the Same Six feet, thence Southeasterly to the Common 



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Passage way one Foot and from thence Eastnortherly by said 
Passage way, Thirty One feet, to Atkinson street, the bounds 
began at. 

We have also set off a Passage way of Five feet wide on At- 
kinson Street, carrying that breadth westsoutheriy Thirty one 
Feet, and bounded on Lots N° 2, 3, 4, as marked on the Plan, 
which Passage way is to be in common, for the use of the Owners 
of said three Lots. 

And in Order to make the division equitable, and not to In- 
jure the Property, we report that Mary Underwood to whom we 
set off Lot N° I, pay to Richard Gerrish to whom we have set 
off Lot N° 2, Fifty Dollars, and that David Hill, to whom we 
have set off Lot N° 3, Pay to the Heirs of Gilbert Homey 
deceased, to whom we have set off Lot N° 4, One hundred 
Dollars. 

Tho^ Thompson 
Edward Sargent 
Jeremiah Libbey 
John Goddard 



INSLEY GREELEY 1765 SALISBURY, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Insley Greeley of Salisbury, 
Mass., yeoman, granted to Moses Greeley of Salisbury, Mass., 
June 30, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 460.] 

[Bond of Moses Greeley, yeoman, with Abel Davis of Hampton 
Falls and Abba Brown of Kensington, yeomen, as sureties, in 
the sum of £10,000, June 30, 1765, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Sarah Parker, William Yaughan.] 

[Warrant, June 30, 1765, authorizing Abel Davis, Winthrop 
Dow, and Jonathan Weare, all of Hampton Falls, yeomen, to 
appraise the estate.] 



198 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, June 29, 1765; thirty acres of land in South 
Hampton, £2700. o. o; signed by Abel Davis, Winthrop Dow, 
and Jonathan Weare.] 



BENJAMIN WINN 1765 NOTTINGHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Winn of Notting- 
ham, carpenter, granted to his widow, Judith Winn, July i, 
1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 557.] 

[Bond of Judith Winn, with Abraham Page, gentleman, and 
John Bly, slay-maker, as sureties, all of Nottingham West, in 
the sum of £200, July i, 1765, for the administration of the es- 
tate; witnesses, Jonathan Lovewell, William Harris.] 

[Inventory, July i, 1765; amount, £424. 15. o; signed by 
George Burns and Abraham Page.] 

[Bond of John Combs of Merrimack, yeoman, with Thomas 
Clark and John McClenche as sureties, in the sum of £500, 
Aug. 9, 1768, for the guardianship of James Winn, minor, aged 
more than 14 years, "now living in Merrimack"; witnesses, 
Nehemiah Lovewell, John McClenche, Jr.] 



SIMEON BLOOD 1765 NASHUA 

[Administration on the estate of Simeon Blood of Dunstable, 
yeoman, granted to Samuel Hobart July 5, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 557.] 

[Bond of Samuel Hobart, with Samuel Cummings and John 
Hale as sureties, all of Hollis, in the sum of £500, July 5, 1765, 
for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Ebenezer Pierce, 
Samuel Hale.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 99 

[Warrant, July 5, 1765, authorizing Stephen Powers and Wil- 
liam Cummings, both of Dunstable, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, July 25, 1765; amount, £540. o. o; signed by 
Stephen Powers and William Cummings.] 

[Bond of Samuel Hobart of Hollis, with Jonas Cutler, shop- 
keeper, and William Nutting, gentleman, both of Groton, Mass., 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, March 10, 1768, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate of Simeon Blood of Dunstable; witnesses, 
Josiah Sartell and James Prescott.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Warrant, March 16, 1768, authorizing Benjamin Parker, 
Josiah Sartell, and William Nutting, all of Groton, Mass., to 
appraise the estate and set off the widow's dower.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

We The Subscribers Being Appointed a Com*^^ By the Hon'"'''*' 
Samuel Danforth Esq"" Judge of Probate for the County of 
Middlesex To Inventory and Apprize That Part of the Real 
Estate That Simeon Blood Late of New Hampshire Deceased 
Intestate Died Seized and Possessed in the Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay We have Attended S'' Sarvice and Apprized 
Aboute Sixty Acres of Land in the Province of the Massachusetts 
Bay S*^ Land is Bounded North on the Province Line Westerly 
on Lanchester River So Called and Southerly on Land of James 
Blood and Common Easterly on Land Common which Land we 
Apprized att Twenty five Pounds Lawfull Money — 

Then we Proseeded and Sett of To the S'^ Deceased Wid° 
Sarah Blood Six Acres of Wood Land att the Easterly Ende of 
S"* Lott and Bound Easterly on Common land a white Pine Tree 
being the South East Cornor Then runs westerly to a Maple 
Then Turns and runs North by a Smal Dame So to a white oke 
So to the Province Line to make up the Six Acres apprised at 
Six Shillings 1^'^ Acre — 



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Also we Sett of to S'* Wed° four Acres and an Halfe on the 
East Side of the road that goes by S^ House and is Bounded 
North on the Province Line from a Stake and Stones it runs 
South on S'^ Road Eighteen Pole to a Smal Bush marked for a 
Cornor then runs East Barring to the South to and other Bush 
marked in a fince and It Turns and runs North to S*^ Province 
Line to a Stake and Stones Supposed to be in the Province Line 
apprized at Twenty Shillings ^'^ Acre 

Also we Sett of to S<* aboute four Acres of Land on the West 
Side S^ road Part Plowed Land and Part wood Land and Bound 
East on S*^ road from the Province Line Thirteen Poles and Lyes 
West and South on the remainder of the Deceased Land and 
North on the Province Line Apprized and Ten Shilling ^"^ 
Acres (The Whole Being Apprized att Eight Pounds Six Shillings 
and Eight pence which made Her full Part out of that Part of 
the Deces*^ Real Estate we Apprized) all which we Humbley 
Submitt To Y"" Hon"" for Confermation & 

Benj^ Parker 1 
Joslah Sartell > Com**^ 
Will'" Nutting J 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Petition of Samuel Hobart, administrator, Oct. 25, 1768, for 
license to sell real estate; endorsed "not granted — because s<^ 
Simeon did not dye within this Province."] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £33. 17. 11; expendi- 
tures, £67. 13. 4; mentions a widow and "Maintaining 3 Chil- 
dren under seven years of age, 18 JVIonths each " ; allowed Oct. 21, 

1768.] 

[Bond of Daniel IVIerrill of Dunstable, gentleman, with 
Ebenezer Jaquith of Dunstable and Samuel Jewett of Hollis, 
husbandmen, as sureties, in the sum of £200, March 18, 1771, 
for the guardianship of Simeon Blood, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Simeon Blood ; witnesses, John Hale, Samuel Hobart.] 



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NOAH HOBBS 1765 KENSINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen July the 8^^ day 1765: I Noah 
Hobbs of Kensington in Hampton in the Province of New 
Hamps: in New England, Yeoman: being sick & weak in 
Body * * * 

Imp^ I Give & Bequeath unto Elisabeth my now dearly 
beloved wife all my Houshold stuff; & all my stock viz: Cattle 
sheep &c to her, her Hiers & assigns forever, and to be at her 
Dispose, and all my moveable goods & Effects without Doors 
and within — 

2'y I would premise that I expect my s"^ wife is now with Child 
& shall in the remaining part of this my Will, Conduct myself 
wath respect thereto : and therefore Further — 

I Give to my s^ wife the use & Improvement of all my Real 
Estate Saveing & Excepting what my Hon'^ mother Patience 
Hobbs is vested withal, & will or may take the posession of & 
Improve as her dower by virtue of the last Will & Testament of 
my Hon'^ father Stephen Hobbs late of s^ Kensington deceased 
I say the use & Improvement of the residue of my real Estate 
until my yongest Child that shall then be liveing, shall arrive 
to the age of fourteen years; and that to be for her support, & for 
the support & bringing up of my Children, and then after that 
to Content herself with the Enjoyment of but only one Third of 
my real Estate — 

But now with respect to my Children my Will is that in Case 
the forehinted at Child now in the Womb should be Born a son & 
live to grow up to manhood, viz: to the age of Twenty one years, 
then he to have all my real Estate that I now have, & all that 
may hereafter fall to me or to my Right, if any there be hereafter; 
therefore in the Case forementioned I Give to my s"^ son if such 
there be, all my lands Buildings & marsh; which I now Enjoy 
with all that may hereafter fall to my Right, to him his Hiers & 
assigns for ever — 

Again if the before hinted at Child in the Womb should be 



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Born a Daughter, then my Will is that at the forementioned 
Term viz: the age of fourteen years of the youngest Child then 
surviving that all my Estate (saveing my s'^ wifes Thirds) be 
equally divided between them, and after their mothers decease 
then the s"^ Thirds to be divided between them as the former to 
be enjoyed by them their Hiers & assigns forever — 

But yet again: In Case the before hinted at Child in the womb 
should be born a son & live as forementioned that then in that 
Case I Give to my Two daughters viz: Patience & Mary the 
sum of Twenty five pounds (New Ten'') Each to be paid to them 
when they arrive to the age of Eighteen years or on their mar- 
riage by my Executors out of my Estate — 

But in Case of A Miscarriage, or born a Daughter that then 
the forementioned legacy to be Null & void & the forementioned 
division as forementioned to take place — 

And I do hereby Constitute & appoint my well beloved 
Brother Samuel Hobbs & my s"^ wife Elisabeth to be sole Execu- 
tors of this my last will & Testament — 

And I do hereby Will & order my s*^ Executors to pay all my 
Honest debts & my funeral Charges, and to perform all the 
duties to my Hon^^ mother which I was Ordered to perform & do 
by the last Will & Testament of my forementioned father 
Stephen Hobbs: also the duties which I was thereby ordered to 
do & perform for my Sister Hephzibah Hobbs; and in the fore- 
mentioned Case of a son to be born then to pay the fore men- 
tioned legaices as forementioned * * * 

his 
Noah X Hobbs 
mark 

[Witnesses] Jeremy Webster, Abraham Prescutt, Jeremiah 
Sanborn. 

[Proved May 28, 1766.] 

[Inventory, July 2, 1766; amount, £189. 11. 6; signed by 
Abraham Prescott and Jeremiah Sanborn.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 203 

EDWARD FIP^IELD 1765 STRATHAM 

In the Name of God Amen the twenty fifth Day of July Anno 
que Domini Seventeen Hundred and Sixty five I Edward Fifeld 
of Stratham in the Province of New Hamps"" in New England 
Gentleman * * * 

Imprimas I Give unto Eleasibath my Beloved wife the im- 
provement of the one half of all my Lands in Stratham afore said 
and also of my orcherd and also the improvement of one half of 
four acres and half of Salt marsh that I have in hampton in sd 
Province & the one half of my Cratures of every Sort So Long as 
she Remains my widow and in Case it Should So happen that 
She Should marry again then to have But one third of all aforesd 
I also Give unto my sd wife the improvement of the Largest 
Lower Room at the East End of my Dwelling House on said 
Land & the Largest Chamber at the west End of sd house & one 
third Part of my Celler under sd House with a Priveledge in the 
ovens in sd House and one fourth Part of my Barn So Long as 
she Remains my widdow & if She Should marry again after my 
Decease & Become a widow again and Should have Ocasion She 
Shall have the improvement of sd House as above said So Long 
as she Lives & also I Give unto my sd wife the whole use & im- 
provement of all my House hold Goods Dureing her natural Life 

Itam I Give unto my Son Edward fifeld one fifth Part of my 
wareing Cloaths Besides what I Have given him by Deed of gift 

Itam I Give unto my Son Benjamin fifeld one fifth Part of my 
wareing Cloaths Besides what I Have Given him by Deed of Gift 

Itam I give into my Son John Fifeld one fifth Part of my ware- 
ing Cloaths Besides what I Gave Him by Deed of Gift — 

Itam — I Give unto my Son Jonathan Fifeld one fifth Part 
of my wareing Cloaths Besides what I Gave Him by Deed of 
Gift 

Itam I Give unto my Son Joseph Fifeld His Heirs and assigns 
all my Homestead Viz my Dwelling House and Barn in Stratham 
afore said & all my Lands adjoyning thereto be it more or Less 



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and also four acres and one half of salt marsh in Hampton afore 
Said which I now improve and also one fourth Part of my Gil- 
mantown Right and also all my Stock of Cratures of every Sort 
Except only the improvement which his mother my s'^ wife is to 
have as afore Said and after She hath Done with them as afore 
Said then he my Sd Son Joseph to Come into the Quiet Poses- 
sion of all that his s'^ mother did improve also I Give unto my 
s*^ Son Joseph all my Husbandery tools and implements of every 
Sort whatsoever and also one fifth Part of my wareing Cloaths 
he the sd Joseph Paying all my Lawfull Debts and funarall 
Charges & also Paying all the Legaces I Shall herein after men- 
tion 

Itam I Give unto my Grand Children the Children of my 
Daughter Dorethy fifeld to be Equeally devided amongast 
them thirty Pounds old tenor Counting Dollers att Six Pounds 
Each to be Paid by my Son Joseph Fifeld in two years after my 
Decease and also one third Part of my Household goods after my 
sd wifes Decease to be Devided as afore sd if any of sd Children 
Should Die Before they Recive sd Legesey all to be Equally 
Devided amongst the Surviving Children 

Itam I Give unto my Grand Children thomas Lyford & mary 
Lyford & Eleasebath Lyford to be Equally Devided amongst 
them thirty Pounds old tenor Counting Dollers at Six Pounds 
Each to be Paid by my Son Joseph Fifeld in two years after my 
Decease and one third Part of my Household goods after my 
said wifes Decease to be Devided as afore sd if any of them 
should Die Before they Recive sd Legasey all to be Equally 
Devided amongst the Surviving 

Itam I Give to my Grand son Stephen Fifeld his Heirs and as- 
signs my fifty acre Lot of Land in Brintwood in sd Province 
which I Bought of william Long his mother the widow of my son 
moses Fifeld to have the improvement of one third Part of sd 
fifty acres of Land Dureing her widdohood he the Said Stephen 
Paying forty Pounds old tenor Counting Dollers at six Pounds 
Each to Each of his Sisters as follows Viz: to Mehetabel forty 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 205 

Pounds in one year after my Decase to martha forty Pounds in 
two year after my Decease to Abigil forty Pound in three years 
after my Decase to mary forty Pounds in four year after my 
Decase to Elizabath forty Pound in five year after my Decase 

Itam I Give to my Grand son Ebenezer Eastman thirty 
Pounds old tenor Counting Dollors at Six Pounds Each to be 
Paid by my son Joseph Fifeld in one year after my Decase 

Itam I Give unto my Grand Daughters Sarah Eastman & 
mary Eastman one third Part of my Household goods to be 
Equally Devided Between them after my Said wifes Decease if 
one of my sd Grand Daughters Should Die Before She Recives 
sd Legasey the Surviving one to have her Part: all the afore Sd 
Leagases to be to them their Heirs and assigns forever and 
further my will is and I Do hereby Constitute and appoint my 
Said Son Joseph Fifield my Sole Executor * * * 

Edward Fifield 

[Witnesses] Nathaniel Stevens, William Calley jun, Ephraim 
Green. 

[Proved April 30, 1766.] 

[Bond of Joseph Fifield, gentleman, with Ephraim Green, 
yeoman, as surety, both of Stratham, in the sum of £500, April 
30, 1766, for the execution of the will; witnesses, John Bell, 
William Vaughan.] 



NATHANIEL HUGGINS, JR. 1765 GREENLAND 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Huggins, Jr., of 
Greenland, yeoman, granted to his widow, Sarah Huggins, July 
31. 1765] 

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

[Bond of Sarah Huggins, with John Huggins, yeoman, and 
Joseph Pickering, tanner, as sureties, all of Greenland, in the 



206 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

sum of £500, July 31, 1765, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Gideon Bartlett, Jr., WiUiam Vaughan.] 

[Warrant, July 31, 1765, authorizing Nathan Johnson and 
John Folsom, gentlemen, both of Greenland, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Aug. 28, 1765; amount, £207. 17. 6; 
signed by Nathan Johnson and John Folsom.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, personal estate as per 
inventory; expenditures, £62. 4. i; mentions " Maintainance of 
one of the Deceasds Children under Seven years of age 2 years" ; 
allowed July 29, 1767.] 

[Guardianship of John Huggins, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Nathaniel Huggins, granted to Sarah Huggins of 
Greenland, widow, July 29, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 488.] 

[Bond of Sarah Huggins, widow, with John Huggins, yeoman, 
as surety, both of Greenland, in the sum of £100, July 29, 1767, 
for the guardianship of John Huggins ; witnesses, William Parker, 
William Vaughan.] 



JOHN BOWDEN 1765 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of John Bowden of Exeter, 
joiner, granted to his widow, Huldah Bowden, July 31, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 526.] 

[Bond of Huldah Bowden, with Ephraim Robinson and Noah 
Emery, gentlemen, as sureties, all of Exeter, in the sum of £500, 
July 31, 1765, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Vaughan, Richard Smith.] 

[Warrant, July 31, 1765, authorizing Capt. Jonathan Gilman 
and John Bellamy, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 20/ 

[Inventory, Aug. 5, 1765; amount, £236. 4. 6; signed by Jona- 
than Gilman and John Bellamy.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 30, 1765, authorizing Noah Emery and Nicho- 
las Gilman, gentlemen, to receive claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims, May 15, 1769; amount, £203. 2. 7>^; signed by 
Noah Emery and Nicholas Oilman.] 

Province of ) Pursuant to a Warrant to us Directed by 
New Hampshire / the Hon^"'^ John Wentworth Esq'' Judge of 
the Probate of Wills &c for Said Province bearing date the 30*^ 
day of October 1765 Appointing us (together with John Phillips 
Esq"") to Sett off to Huldah Bowden of Exeter Relict widow of 
John Bowden late of Exeter aforesaid Deceas'd Intestate Her 
Dower which happens to her of the Real Estate of the Said 
Intestate and of which he died Seiz'd being one full third part 
thereof according to the Quantity & Quality of Said Estate, and 
to Set forth the Same by Metes and Bounds to Hold to her in 
Severalty — 

We have Accordingly Sett off to her the Said Huldah Bowden 
for her Dower of and in the Said Estate The Mansion house and 
about Seventeen rods of Land Adjoyning thereto in Exeter 
aforesaid which the Said John Bowden Dyed Seiz'd & Pos- 
sessed of, Bounded as Follows viz Begining at the Highway at 
the North Easterly Corner of George Jaffrey Esq" Land, and 
from thence to run North thirty Seven Degrees East Six rods 
wanting three feet, to Land of Major Nathaniel Folsom Then 
East thirty nine Degrees South Two rods & Six feet. Thence 
South Twenty four Degrees West Six Rods wanting Six feet, 
Thence on a Strait Line to the bounds first begun at — To Hold 
the Said Premisses and the appurtenances thereof (Excepting 
the Joyners Shop Standing thereon for which She is to account 
with the Said Judge She having Sold the Same) to her the Said 
Huldah Bowden In Severalty During the Term of her Natural 
Life In full of her Dower or thirds of the Real Estate of the Said 



208 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Intestate — Given under our hands at Exeter the 14*'' day of 

April Anno Domini 1766. — 

Theo: Smith 
John Rice 
Sam^ Gilman j' 
Nich^ Gilman 



Com'ittee 



[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £83. 3. o; expendi- 
tures, £83. 13. 73<(; mentions "Paid for a Coffin & Digging a 
Grave for a Child who Died Soon after his Father. . . . paid 
John Bowden for 2 p'' gloves & rum for the funeral of Daniel 
the youngest child who died soon after his father. . . . Sup- 
porting the Said youngest Child from the Death of his father 
July 13*'' 1765 to October 19"^ 1765. . . . Supporting & bringing 
up Michael another Son of the Dec* from July 13*^ 1765 to Feb''^ 
27*^ 1767, when he arived to 7 years of age"; allowed June 28, 
1769.] 



ANDREW CLARKSON 1765 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Andrew Clarkson of Ports- 
mouth, merchant, granted to his widow, Lydia Clarkson, Aug. 
I4» 1765-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 527.] 

[Bond of Lydia Clarkson, with James Clarkson and William 
Knight, merchant, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£500, Aug. 14, 1765, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Daniel Fowle, Robert Fowle.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 14, 1765, authorizing Hunking Wentworth 
and Samuel Penhallow, merchant, both of Portsmouth, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 15, 1765; amount, £130. 16. 11; signed by 
Hunking Wentworth and Samuel Penhallow.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 209 

[List of claims against the estate April 29, 1767; amount, 
£357. II. 6%" ; signed by Samuel Penhallow and William Knight.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £143. 18. 3; expendi- 
tures, £130. 14. io>^; filed June 24, 1767.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £357. 11. 6; amount 
distributed, £13. 3. 4^; allowed June 13, 1767.] 



ROBERT ALEXANDER 1765 LONDONDERRY 

[Bond of Mary Alexander, widow, with William Rogers and 
John McCartney, yeomen, as sureties, all of Londonderry, in the 
sum of £500, Aug. 17, 1765, for the administration of the estate 
of Robert Alexander of Londonderry, yeoman; witnesses, Hugh 
Sterling, Moses Barnett.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 17, 1765, authorizing Moses Barnett, gentle- 
man, and Robert Boyd, yeoman, both of Londonderry, to ap- 
praise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 6, 1765; amount, £477. 15. 8; signed by 
Robert Boyd and Moses Barnett.] 



LEVI HILDRETH 1765 PELHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Levi Hildreth of Pelham, 
housewright, granted to Mary Hildreth Aug. 28, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 140.] 

[Bond of Mary Hildreth, widow, with John Hamblett and 
Ebenezer Jaques, yeomen, as sureties, all of Pelham, in the sum 
of £500, Aug. 28, 1765, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, John Baldwin, John Ferguson.] 



2IO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Aug. 28, 1765, authorizing Capt. William Richard- 
son and Benjamin Barker, both of Pelham, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 10, 1765; amount, £142. 6. 6; signed by Wil- 
liam Richardson and Benjamin Barker.] 

[Petition of Mary Hildreth, May 26, 1766, for the appoint- 
ment of Capt. William Richardson, gentleman, and Benjamin 
Barker, husbandman, as commissioners on the estate, insolvent; 
witnesses, William Richardson, Samuel Eastman.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £118.6. 4>^; expendi- 
tures, £19. 14. 8; mentions "Support of the Children & Widow"; 
allowed July 19, 1768.] 

[Levi Hildreth, minor, aged about 15, son of Levi Hildreth of 
Pelham, deceased, makes choice of his uncle, David Clement 
of Dracut, Mass., as his guardian April 30, 1771.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Bond of David Clement, with Matthew Parker and Thomas 
Varnum as sureties, all of Dracut, Mass., yeomen, in the sum of 
£500, May 31, 1 77 1, for the guardianship of Levi Hildreth; 
witnesses, John Varnum and Parker Varnum.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 



SAMUEL RANDALL 1765 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Randall of Somers- 
worth, gentleman, granted to Eliphalet Randall of Berwick, Me., 
Sept. 12, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 2Ti, p. 543.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 12, 1765, authorizing Moses Carr, physician, 
and James Garvin, gentleman, both of Somersworth, to appraise 
the estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 211 

[Inventory, Sept. i6, 1765; amount, £2180. 3. o; signed by 
Moses Carr and James Garvin.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, personal property as 
inventoried; expenditures, £59. 16. 4; mentions "Widow Sarah 
Randal" and "my BrotherSam' Randal"; allowed July 29, 1767.] 

[Warrant, July 29, 1767, authorizing IMoses Carr and Benja- 
min Warren, yeoman, both of Somersworth, to receive claims 
against the estate; mentions the administrator as son of the 
deceased.] 

[List of claims, June 22, 1769; amount, £75. 14. io>^; signed 
by Moses Carr and Benjamin Warren.] 

[Additional account of the administrator; receipts, £49. 3. 10; 
expenditures, £94. 6. 8; allowed April 9, 1794.] 



JANE BORLAND 1765 BOSTON, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Jane Borland granted to her 
son, John Borland, Sept. 21, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 543.] 

[Bond of John Borland of Cambridge, Mass., with William 
Knight and John Penhallow, merchants, both of Portsmouth, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Sept. 21, 1765, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, William Vaughan.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 12, 1765, authorizing Jonathan Lovewell, 
Jonathan Blanchard, Robert Fletcher, gentleman, all of Dun- 
stable, Jonathan Cummings of Merrimack, and John Stark of 
Derryfield, gentlemen, to divide the New Hampshire real estate 
of Jane Borland, wife of Francis Borland of Boston, Mass., 
deceased, among John Borland, oldest son, the legal representa- 
tives of Jane Winthrop, deceased, wife of John Still Winthrop 
of New London, Conn., and the legal representatives of Francis 
Lendall Borland, deceased.] 



212 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Province of 1 Pursuant to the Within Warrant We have 
New Hamp'' j View'd the Real Estate of the within Named 
Jane Borland Deceas'd & have Divided the Same as follows Viz — 
To John Borland five Eighth parts of the Whole, Being his own 
Double Share & half the Share of Fran^ Lendall Borland Dec*^ 
Which is four Lotts of Land & meadow Lying in a Farm CalH 
Naticook or Brintons farm part in Litchfield & part in Merrymac 
in Said Province being Lot N'' Six River Lot Containing 202 
acres N° 6 Back Lot Contain^ 168 acres Meadow Lot N° Six 
12 acres Lying in Said Litchfield and N" 6 Containing 116 Acres 
Lying in Merrymac Said Lots being Described by a plan of Said 
Farm — and We have Set off to the Children of Jane Winthrop 
three Eighths of the Real Estate aforesaid the Share of Said Jane 
& half the Share of Fran^ Lendall Borland Dec*^ which is three 
Lots in S'^ Farm N" 9 River Lot Cont^ 193 acres & N° 9 Back 
Lot 290 acres & meadow Lot N° 9 23 acres Lying in Said Litch- 
field & are Bounded & Discribed by the plan of Brintons farm 
being all the Estate Shewn unto us 

Jonathan Cumings ^ 

John Stark > Com*«« 

Rob* Fletcher J 

[Inventory, attested Aug. 27, 1766; amount, £631. o. o; 
signed by Samuel Hobart and Robert Fletcher.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £15. 8. 4; expendi- 
tures, £20. 13. 10; allowed March 9, 1767.] 



JOHN CROMMETT 1765 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of John Crommett of Durham, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Sobriety Crommett, Sept. 25, 
1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 551.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 213 

[Bond of Sobriety Crommett, with Joseph Thomas of Durham, 
gentleman, and Theophilus Smith of Exeter as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Sept. 25, 1765, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Richard Wibird Penhallow, WilHam Parker.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 5, 1766; amount, £594. i. o; signed by 
Benjamin Smith and Thomas Tash.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £604. 15. 6; expendi- 
tures, £46. 2. o; filed May 27, 1767.] 

[Warrant, May 28, 1767, authorizing Joseph Young, Hubartus 
Neal of Newmarket, gentlemen, Ebenezer Thompson, physician, 
John Smith, schoolmaster, and Trueworthy Durgin, yeoman, all 
of Durham, to divide the real estate.] 

Pursuant to a Warrant from the Hon'^'*' John Wentworth Esq' 
Judge of the Probate of wills &" for the Province of Newhamp- 
shire Appointing us the Subscribers a Committee to make Divi- 
sion of the Real Estate of John Cromett Late of Durham in 
Said Province Deceased Intestate among the wife and Heirs of 
Said Intestate we have made a Division of Said Estate in man- 
ner following viz — 

To Sobriety Cromett widow & Relict of Said Intestate one 
third of Said Real Estate Laying all in the late homstead farm 
of Said Deceased as follows about Two acres of land Being Part 
of a Lot of Land known by the Name of the Cod Butted and 
Bounded as follows Beginning at a heap of Stones By the high- 
way & Runs by the highway Northerly Twelve rods & one 
half rod to Land of Col' Joseph Smith then by Said Smiths Land 
Northwesterly about 25 rods to Lampereel River then Down by 
the River 12 rods to a small pine Tree Spotted on four Sides 
and from that Tree to the first bounds also about one acre of 
Land Beginning at a Pine Tree Near the Northwesterly corner 
of the house and from thence East 22 rods then N 36° W* 10 
Rods then S 74° W 15 rods then on a Strait Line to the first 
Bounds, also about 10 acres and 3 Quarters of an acre as follows 



214 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Being Part of the field Beginning at a heap of Stones by the high- 
way and Runs by the highway Southerly 26 Rods to land of 
Benjamin Smith Esq'^ and then by Said Smiths Land Easterly 
to Land of Joshua Crometts and then by Said Crometts Land 
Northerly 20 rods to a Stake and from thence on a Strait Line to 
the first Bounds also about 13 acres and a half of Land as follows 
Beginning at the Corner of a Lane that Leads to Lubberland (so 
Called) by the highway and Runs By said Lane 61 rods to Land 
of Benjamin Smith Esq"' then by said Smiths Land 53 rods to 
Land of John Bennet and by Bennets Land fifty four rods to the 
highway and by the highway to the first Bounds also all that Part 
of the Dwelling house of said Intestate that is upon the Lower 
Floors and one third of the Priviledge of the Cellar and Garret 
and also about one third part of said Intestates Barn viz. the 
Linter to Tie up Cattle across the western End thereof and all 
the Scaffolds to Lay hay on, with free Liberty to Pass and Repas 
to & from Said house and Barn as will be Necessary to use the 
Same, with Liberty to Lay firewood By the house &c — 

To James Cromett Son of Ebenezer Cromett who was Son of 
Said Intestate his heirs and assigns forever one third of Said 
Estate viz. Beginning at a heap of Stones By the highway Six 
Rods and a half Below the Well and from thence 14 rods and a 
half to a heap of Stones Being one of the Bounds of Land Sat of 
By these presents to the widow and from thence By the Widows 
Land Easterly to Land of Joshua Cromet & then By Said Crom- 
ets Land Northerly 30 rods then on a Strait Line to the first 
bounds Containing about Eight acres and one Quarter of an acre, 
also about 20 acres of Land at a place Called the hook in Durham 
afors*^ Being the Lot Num"' 100 in the Second Division of Com- 
mon Lands in Said town & was Originally granted to the afors"* 
Intestate, also about fourteen acres of Land at a Place Called the 
Cod Being part of the homestead Beginning at a Tree marked 
By Lampereel river and from thence Down by the river 6 rods 
to Land of Joshua Cromet and then By Said Crometts Land 
Southerly and Easterly to the highway and By that Northerly 



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28 rods to a small pine Spotted then on a Strait Line to the 
Bounds First mentioned by the river also some part of the house 
viz the Southerly half of the Chambers that is one half of all the 
rooms on the Second floors in Said house together with one third 
of the Cellar & Garrets, Likewise one third of the Barn that is 
one half of the Ground Mow or Bay on the Eastern end of Said 
Barn with the Eastern half of the Linter that is on the Northern 
part of the Barn with free Liberty to Pass and Repass from to 
and about the house and Barn — 

To Ebenezer Cromett Son of Ebenezer Cromett Deceased who 
was Son of Said Intestate his heirs and Assigns forever one third 
of Said Estate viz. Part of the homestead Beginning at the N W 
Corner Bounds of Land Sat of to James by these presents By the 
highway Six Rods and one half Rod Below the well and from 
thence up By the highway northerly about 8 rods to one acre of 
Land Sat of By these presents to the widow and then by the 
widows Easterly and Land of Joshua Cromet Easterly and South- 
erly to Land of James Sat of By these presents and By that to the 
first bounds Being about 8 acres and one half acre, also about 
Eighteen acres of Land Laid out to The Said Intestate near a 
Place Called Wadleys mill in the Parish of Lee formerly Durham 
adjoining to Land of Samuel and Nathaniel Watson for Butts 
and Bounds Reference being had to the Return thereof under the 
Lottlayers hands, also about five acres and one half acre of the 
homestead farm Laying as followeth viz. Beginning By the Lane 
that Leads from the highway to the house and Runs Northerly 
By the highway to Land of Joshua Cromett and then by Said 
Crometts Lands Easterly and Southerly Round to one acre of 
Land Sat of By these presents to the widow and then By Said 
one acre to the place first mentioned — Likewise about Eleven 
acres of Land part of the Before named Cod, Beginning at a 
Small pine Spotted By Lampereel river being the bounds of 2 
acres Sat of to the widow 12 rods down the river from Col' 
Joseph Smiths land and from thence Down the river as that Runs 
untill it Comes to the Land Sat of By these presents to James one 



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of the heirs and then By that Easterly to the highway and then 
By the highway 28 rods northerly to the afors'^ 2 acres sat of to the 
widow and By that Westerly to the first bounds also the North- 
ern half of the Chambers or Rooms on the Second floors in the 
Dwelling house Together with one third of the Cellars and Gar- 
rets Likewise one third of the Barn Being half of the Ground 
mow or Bay Laying at the Eastern End of it and the western 
half of the Linter to Tie Cattle up on the Northern side of the 
Barn Excepting a Reserve made By these Presents for the widow 
and other heir of a Privilidge to Pass and Repass Sufficient for 
the free use and Benefit of their Respective parts in the house 
and Barn. Dated at Durham the 20*'' Day of June Anno Domini 
1767 — 

Hubartus Neal 
Trueworthy Durgin 
Joseph Young 
Ebenezer Thompson 
John Smith 



THOMAS COLBURN 1765 HUDSON 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Colburn of Notting- 
ham West, gentleman, granted to his widow, Mary Colburn, 
Sept. 30, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 140.] 

[Bond of Mary Colburn, with Samuel Greeley, Jr., gentleman, 
and George Burns, yeoman, as sureties, all of Nottingham West, 
in the sum of £800, Sept. 30, 1765, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Dorcas Snow, Jonathan Lovewell.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 30, 1765, authorizing Samuel Greeley, Jr., 
and George Burns to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 30, 1765; amount, £762. 13. 8; signed by 
Samuel Greeley, Jr., and George Burns.] 



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JAMES HOBBS 1765 PELHAM 

[Administration on the estate of James Hobbs of Pelham, 
clerk, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Hobbs, Oct. i, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 551.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Hobbs, with Ebenezer Batchelder, yeo- 
man, and Nathaniel Batchelder, gentleman, both of Kingston, 
as sureties, in the sum of £200, Oct. i, 1765, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, Samuel Fifield, Jr., William Parker, 

Jr.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 3, 1765, authorizing William Parker, Jr. 
and Jacob Gale, gentleman, both of Kingston, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 16, 1765; amount, £236. 5. 11; signed by 
William Parker, Jr., and Jacob Gale.] 



THOMAS WIBIRD 1765 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Wibird of Portsmouth in 
the Province of New Hampshire Esq'' being Weak of Body and 
in an Infirm State of health * * * 

Item I give to M" Charity Priest and to Temperance Green- 
ough who have both lived with me to Each of them One hundred 
pounds old Tenor to be paid in Goods out of the Shop at cash 
price this I intend as a free gift besides what is otherway due to 
Either of them — 

Item I give to the reverend M"" Wheelock for the use of his 
Indian School to be applied for that purpose in such Way & 
manner as he shall judge best to advance and promote the In- 
struction of the Indian Schollars there the Sum of Sixty pounds 
Sterling he to render an account to the Committee of the first 
Church in Portsmouth 

Item I give to the President and Fellows of Harvard College 



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or whoever has the care of Purchasing books to Augment the 
Library there the Sum of fifty pounds SterHng to be laid out in 
books to be added to the said Library only I desire that among 
them there may be two Sets of M'' Henry's Exposition of the 
Bible and two Sets of M'' Flavels works that there may be the 
greater Opportunity for reading those Excellent works. These 
two last Legacies I order to be paid out of the rents & Income 
of my Estate and to be paid as fast as they can be raised in that 
way by my Executor and no Sooner the first of said Sums viz that 
for the use of the Indian School to be first paid — and the other 
afterwards as Soon as may be in the way of aforesaid — 

Item I give & bequeath all my Silver plate to the Church of 
Christ of which I am a Member to be Converted and Manu- 
factured into a flaggon under the Care of the Committee of said 
Church for the time being for the use of said Church & their 
Successors forever the said Committee to render an account of 
the Expence of doing the same to the Church — 

Item I give & Devise to Thomas Penhallow son of my Niece 
Sarah Penhallow and Thomas Wibird Weare son of Mehetabel 
Weare all my land in Chester in New Hampshire Equally Di- 
vided between them and to their Respective heirs & assigns — I 
also give to the said Mehetabel Weare all my Wearing Apparel 
excepting my watch and gold rings — 

Item I give and Devise to the Reverend D"" Samuel Langdon 
my Minister all my right Title Interest and Demand whatsoever 
which I have or ought to have of in and unto the Last Division 
of Lands in the Township of Rochester in New Hampshire to 
him his Heirs and assigns 

Item I give & Devise to the Rev<^ M'' Joseph Pierce of Bar- 
rington all my right Title & Demand in & unto that tract of Land 
in Barrington aforesaid which I Purchased of the Com*^'' of the 
Proprietors of said Barrington which was Originally William 
Foss's to him his heirs and assigns 

Item I give & bequeath to the Com*^*' of the Church of which 
I am a Member One hundred pounds old Tenor to be laid out in 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 2ig 

books of Piety & Devotion to be lent out for such times as the 
said Committee Shall Judge Proper to Poor People of the first 
Parish in this Town as they shall need them to be carefully re- 
turnd & lent to others & so to Continue this Sum is to be Im- 
mediately paid out of my Personal Estate 

Item all the rest residue and Remainder of my Estate Real & 
Personal I give and Devise to my Nephew the Rever^ M'^ An- 
thony Wibird and M" Sarah Penhallow Equally Divided between 
them their Heirs and assigns but only with this Limitation 
that if the Said Anthony Shoud have no Lawful Issue then he 
shall have only an Interest therein during his life that is if shall 
have no Lawful Issue he shall have Only an Estate for Life if he 
has such his Estate shall be a fee Simple and in the first case 
after his Decease his part of Said Estate Shall go to the Said 
Sarah Penhallow her heirs and assigns and in Case of her Decease 
first then to her Children & their Heirs and assigns I also give 
to her a mourning Ring I had at the Death of my mother and 
to the said Anthony the ring I had at the funeral of M' Andrew 
Pepperrell Lastly I Constitute and Appoint M"" John Penhallow 
Sole Execuf of this my last Will and Testament & Revoke all 
other Wills by me heretofore made In Witness whereof I have 
here unto Set my hand & Seal the 12*** Day of October 1765 

Tho« Wibird 

[Witnesses] Tho^ Hart, Clement March, William Parker. 
[Proved Nov. 22, 1765.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £18,142. 13. o; expendi- 
tures, £25,513. I. 10; allowed July i, 1773.] 



ISAAC KIMBALL 1765 BRADFORD, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Isaac Kimball of Bradford, 
Mass., yeoman, granted to his son, Isaac Kimball, Oct. 15, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 558.] 



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[Bond of Isaac Kimball, with Elisha Woodbury and Jeremiah 
Dow as sureties, all of Salem, yeomen, in the sum of £10,000, 
Oct. 15, 1765, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Vaughan, Richard Wibird Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 15, 1765, authorizing Daniel Massey and John 
Hall, both of Salem, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 24, 1765; amount, £307. 12. 6; signed by Dan- 
iel Massey and John Hall.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 18, 1768, authorizing John Hall, Daniel 
Massey, Peter Merrill, yeomen, Joseph Wright, and Moody 
Morse, physician, all of Salem, to appraise the real estate in 
New Hampshire for settlement on the oldest son.] 

[Appraisal, Jan. 30, 1769, of lands in Dunstable, Monson, 
Salem, and Chester at £321. 16. 8; signed by John Hall, Daniel 
Massey, Peter Merrill, and Joseph Wright.] 

[Order of court, April 4, 1769, settling the estate on Isaac 
Kimball, oldest son, it not being capable of division into six 
shares.] 

[Account of the administrator ; receipts, £8. 10. 8 ; expenditures, 
£24. 9. 5; allowed April 4, 1769.] 

[Receipts for their shares in the estate of their father, Isaac 
Kimball, by Jeremiah Dow of Salem and his wife, Lydia Dow, 
in her right, James Gage of Pelham and his wife, Rebecca Gage, 
in her right, Jonathan Kimball of Bradford, Mass., and Joseph 
Kimball, Jr., of Bradford, Mass., as guardian of Aquila Kimball.] 



HENRY APTHORP 1765 PORTSMOUTH 

[License, Oct. 21, 1765, to George Meserve of Portsmouth, 
acting executor, to sell real estate of Henry Apthorp of Ports- 
mouth, merchant, deceased.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 221 

JOSEPH NEWMARCH 1765 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Newmarch of New- 
castle granted to Henry Prescott Oct. 22, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 8.] 

[Bond of Henry Prescott of Newcastle, merchant, with Samuel 
Haven, clerk, and Ammi Ruhamah Cutter, physician, both of 
Portsmouth, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 22, 1765, for 
the administration of the estate; witnesses, Richard Wibird 
Penhallow, William Parker.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 22, 1765, authorizing Abraham Trefethen and 
John Simpson, both of Newcastle, mariners, to appraise the 

estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Oct. 31, 1765; amount, £480. 6. 4; signed 
by John Simpson and Abraham Trefethen.] 



CALEB TOWLE, JR. 1765 DANVILLE 

[Administration on the estate of Caleb Towle, Jr., of Hawke, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Ruth Towle, Oct. 22, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 115.] 

[Bond of Ruth Towle, widow, with Jabez Page and Caleb 
Tow^le, yeomen, as sureties, all of Hawke, in the sum of £500, 
Oct. 22, 1765, for the administration of the estate of Caleb 
Towle, Jr., of Hawke, yeoman; witnesses. Dyer Hook, Thomas 
Page.] 

[Guardianship of Abigail Towle, aged less than 14 years, 
daughter of Caleb Towle, granted to Caleb Towle Oct. 4, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 23, p. 558.] 

[Bond of Caleb Towle, innholder, with Elisha Batchelder and 
David Tilton, yeomen, as sureties, all of Hawke, in the sum of 
£500, Oct. 4, 1765, for the guardianship of Abigail Towle; wit- 
nesses, Samuel Hobart, Theodate Batchelder.] 



222 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, attested Dec. 21, 1765; amount, £135. 4. o; signed 
by Jonathan Greeley and Zaccheus Clough.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Sept., 1767; amount, 
£42. 4. 3; signed by Thomas Elkins and William Parker, Jr.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £145. 14. o; expendi- 
tures, £67. I. I ; mentions "Keeping the Child 2 years & 7 months" ; 
allowed June 28, 1769.] 

[Petition of Ruth Towle, June 28, 1769, for guardianship of 
her only child, a daughter aged about 4 years at the death of the 
father.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 26, 1769, authorizing John Clough, Abraham 
Smith, husbandmen, Zaccheus Clough, gentleman, John Brown, 
yeoman, all of Poplin, and Elisha Sanborn of Brentwood, yeo- 
man, to set off the widow's dower.] 

Province of | In obedience to a Warrant Directed to us 
New Hampr | By the Honourable John Wentworth Esq •" Judge 
of Probates of wills for Said Province we have Set off one third 
Part of the Real Esteate of Caleb Towle Junr Late of Hawke 
Deceasd to the Widow Ruth Towle and Have Bounded it as 
follows (viz) Begining at the South West corner of Ruben 
Bachelders Land & Runing Southerly Binding on the high way 
that Leads from Eph"^ Elkens to Poplin Seventeen Rods to a 
Stake & Stone from thence to run Easterly about thirty Six 
Rods to a Small Pople Tree Spoted on four Sides Standing By 
Deacon Pages fence with a heap of stones By it from thence 
Runing Northerly Seventeen Rods Binding on Deacon Pages 
Land to Ruben Bachelders Land from thence Runing westerly 
Binding on Said Bachelders land to the Bounds first Begun at 
as witness our hands 

Dated at Hawke October 7*** 1769 

Elisha Sanborn jr 
John Brown 
Zacch^ Clough 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 223 

JAMES ROGERS 1765 LONDONDERRY 

[Administration on the estate of James Rogers of Londonderry 
granted to Alexander Blair Oct. 25, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 23.] 

[Bond of Alexander Blair of Londonderry, gentleman, with 
James Adams of Londonderry, gentleman, and Hugh Ramsey of 
Merrimack, yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 25, 
1765, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William 
Parker, Richard Wibird Penhallow.] 



THOMAS BROWN 1765 HAMPTON FALLS 

In the Name of God amen this twenty Eighth Day of October 
in the Sixth year of his ]\Iajestys Reign And in the Year of Our 
Lord Christ 1765 — I Thomas Brown of Hampton falls in the 
Province of New Hampshire Yeoman * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my wellbeloved wife Mehetable 
One Cow & the Houshold Goods which she brought with her or 
have been Commonly Called hers. And my will is that my said 
wife shall have no more Out of my Personal Estate as she has al- 
ready Receivd & Improved Some Part to her Own use and Disposal 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Joseph Brown a tract of 
Land in Kensington where he now lives Containing by Estima- 
tion thirty five acres with the Dwelling House and Barn thereon ; 
also A Lott of Land in the Township of Chester in the Province 
aforesaid Laid Out for Eighty Acres be the Same more or Less to 
the Original Right of Eleazar Russell Said Place where my Said 
Son lives and Said Eighty Acres I Give him to Use and Improve 
During the term of his Natural Life And After his Decease the 
said Lands in Kensington with the Buildings to my Grandsons 
Joseph Brown And Benjamin Brown Sons of my Said Son Joseph 
Equally Between them to them their heirs & assigns Each One 
half in Severalty in fee Simple ; And the Said Eighty Acre Lott in 



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Chester to my Grandson Benjamin Brown Son of my said Son 
Joseph in fee Simple to my said Grandson his heirs & assigns. 

I Also Give And Bequeath to my Said Son Joseph to him his 
heirs & assigns all the Remaining Lands I Own in Kensington 
aforesaid and a forty acre Lott in Chester aforesaid Laid Out 
to the same Original Right, also a Piece of Marsh in Hampton 
falls aforesaid Containing About one acre and a half On the 
Southerly Side of Browns Point so Called Bounding westerly by 
a Ditch between this Piece And my Other Marsh, Also a Piece of 
marsh Containing About One Acre Near Waltons mill so Called, 

I Also Give to my Said Son Joseph twenty Pounds Lawfull 
money to be Paid by My Executor Within five Years after my 
Decease 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Thomas Brown to him 
his heirs And assigns Part of my Homestead with the Dwelling 
House And Barn thereon where my said Son now Lives the Part 
of my place which he is to have is Bounded as follows viz* To 
Begin at John Brown's Gate at the Lower End of what I have 
Given to my Son John as mentioned in this my will And to 
Run Easterly Carrying the wedth of my Land And marsh Untill 
it Comes to the Ditch which is the Western Boundary of that 
piece of marsh which I have Given to my Son Joseph on the 
Southerly Side of Browns Point. I also Give to my Said Son 
Thomas his heirs and assigns two Lotts of Land in Chester 
One Laid Out for fifty Acres near Deacon Dearbon's the Other 
Laid Out for Sixty Acres near MacMurfeys Mills, both on the 
Original Right of Eleazer Russell; also One Acre of marsh in 
Hampton falls aforesaid which was formerly Foulsams on the 
Southerly Side of the Point; Also three Acres of marsh lying in 
the Bend of Perkins's River which was formerly Sanborns Also 
five Acres of Upland which I Bought of Nathan Cram Near 
Jonathan Weares mills: also three Acres lying on the Notherly 
Side the Mill Road Between Land formerly Daniel Weare's and 
land formerly Jonathan Gove's; I also Give my said Son Thomas 
the Priviledge for ten years of having one quarter part of the 



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apples which shall Grow in my Orchard that is on that part of 
my Homestead which I have Given to my Son John 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son John Brown his heirs 
and assigns Part of my Homestead where I now live Viz* my 
Dwelling House and Barn and Buildings and my Land as it is 
in fence from the Countrey Road Down to the Gate Called John 
Browns Gate, also all my Land in Chester not Otherwise Dis- 
posed of in this my will also a Piece of Upland Containing About 
fourteen Acres Lying on the Easterly Side of a Pasture in the 
Improvement of Meshech Weare Commonly Called the Great 
Hill Pasture also about five Acres which I Own in said Pasture 
Also A Piece of marsh Containing About Seven Acres Lying on 
the Notherly Side of Browns Point Bounding by John Brown's 
LIpland. What I have here given to my said Son John my Will 
and ]\ leaning is that he shall Come into the Possession And 
Improvement thereof when he shall Arrive at the Age of twenty 
one years and in the mean time that he be Under the Care of his 
Mother and that she have the Managing and Improving of it 
for my Said Son's Benefit 

I also Give to my said Son John the Wood which is or shall be 
Standing Growing or being on One Acre in that part of my 
farm which I have given to my Son Thomas which Acre lyes to 
the Southward of the Landing Place Barrs so Called as the same 
is Staked Out And my said Son John shall have full Liberty to 
Cut and Carry off said wood for his own use As he shall have 
Occasion for the term of twenty years 

Furthermore my Will is And I do hereby Order that all my 
Personal Estate of whatsoever Denomination shall be Equally 
Divided Between my two Sons Thomas Brown and John Brown 
Except Sufficient for to pay my Honest And Just Debts & funeral 
Charges And Necessary Charges for Setling my Estate and the 
twenty Pounds Above mentioned Given to my Son Joseph 

Lastly I Do by these Presents Constitute & appoint my Son 
Thomas Brown Sole Executor * * * 

Thomas Brown 



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[Witnesses] Meshech Weare, Elijah Peaslee, Benjamin Conner. 
[Proved Nov. 2"], 1765.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 27, 1765, authorizing Meshech Weare and 
Elisha Brown, gentleman, both of Hampton Falls, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, April, 1766; amount, £663. 2. 6; signed by 
Meshech Weare and Elisha Brown.] 

[Caveat of Meshech Weare, June 28, 1774, against the allow- 
ance of the executor's account without notice.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £232. 19. 9; expenditures, 
£48. 19. 2)4\ filed Aug., 1774.] 



DANIEL THING 1765 EXETER 

In the Name of God amen the Twenty Eighth day of October 
annoque domini one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty five I 
Daniel Thing of Exeter in the Province of Newhampshire in 
New England Clothier * * * 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife Elizabeth 
Thing one half of my household Goods, three Cows, all my 
Swine, and what Corn and meat which I Shall leave at my de- 
cease, to be hers and at her disposal forever, and I Give unto my 
Said wife the Improvement of my home Place with the orchard 
and buildings Standing thereon, and of all my land lying between 
the land belonging to the heirs of Nathaniel Bartlett Jun"" de- 
ceased and Thomas Lords land, and of all my land lying on the 
Southerly Side of the little River (So Called) and Sufhciant fire 
wood for the maintainance of one fire to be provided for her at 
my dwelling house in Exeter aforesaid by my Son Stephan Thing 
So long as She Shall Remain my widow. Excepting only one fire 
Room in Said dwelling house. 



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Item I Give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Stephan 
Thing his heirs and assigns forever my dweUing house barn 
orchard and all my home Place and all my land lying by Thomas 
Lords land with the barn Standing thereon, and all my land lying 
on the Southerly Side of the little River (So Called) in Exeter 
aforesaid and all my land lying in Eppin in the Province afore 
Said together with the dwelling house and barn Standing thereon, 
and all my other Real Estate wharesoever it lays or may be 
found, and I Give him the bed which he usually lodges on when 
at Eppin together with the beding belonging thereto, he paying 
out as I have alredy ordered and Shall hereafter order in this my 
will, and I Give my Said Son my wareing appariel and all the 
Remainder of my Personal Estate which I have not alredy dis- 
posed of or Shall hereafter otherways dispose of in this my will 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Martha 
Thing my largest Silver Cup, and the value of Twenty four 
Pounds Stirling the one half thereof to be Paid to her within Six 
months after my decease, and the other half within Six months 
after her mothers decease in the Currancy that then Shall be 
passing in the Province aforesaid 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Unice 
Thing my smaulest Silver Cup and the value of Twenty four 
Pounds Stirling the one half thereof to be Paid to her within Six 
months after my decease and the other half within Six months 
after her mothers decease in the Currency that Shall then be 
Passing in the Province aforesaid. 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Grand daughter Molley 
Thing the only Surviving Child of my Son Bartholomew Thing 
deceased the value of Twenty four Pounds Stirling to be paid to 
her when She Shall arive to the age of Eighteen years in the 
Currancy which Shall then be passing in the Province aforesaid, 
and my will is that if my Said Grand daughter do not live to the 
age of Eighteen years, that then what I have Given to her in this 
my will Shall Remain in the hands of my Executor to his own 
disposall 



228 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my two daughters aforesaid 
viz Martha Thing and unice Thing all the Remainder of my 
household Goods which I have not Expressly Given away before 
in this my will to be Equally divided between them, and I Give 
my Said daughters the Improvment of one fire Room in the 
house in which I now dwell So long as they or Either of them 
Shall Remain unmaried. 

Finally I do hereby Constitute appoint make and ordain my 
beloved Son Stephan Thing aforesaid my Sole Executor * * * 

Daniel Thing 

[Witnesses] Nich^ Gilman, Chris" Rymes, Barth^ Gilman. 
[Proved June 25, 1766,] 

[Warrant, June 25, 1766, authorizing Nicholas Gilman, gentle- 
man, and Trueworthy Gilman, tanner, both of Exeter, to ap- 
praise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 23, 1766; amount, £640. 18. 6; signed by 
Nicholas Gilman and Trueworthy Gilman.] 



BENJAMIN CILLEY 1765 DANVILLE 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Cilley of Hawke, 
gentleman, granted to his widow, Judith Cilley, Oct. 29, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 23.] 

[Bond of Judith Cilley, with Job Kennlston of Brentwood and 
John Darling of Kingston, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of 
£400, Oct. 29, 1765, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Parker, Jr., John Cilley.] 

Province of 1 the Deposition of John thorn Jun' Sarah 
New Hampshire / Kenlston wife of Job Kenlston & Mary thorn 
all of Lawful age who testifieth & say that on the 22"*^ Day of 
September 1765 the said Deponents being at the Dwelling 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 229 

House of Benjamin Selly of Kingston in said Province Since 
Deceas'* in the time of his last sickness; that He the said Selly 
then Called two of the Deponents to him and Desired them to 
take Notice that He Gave his mare & Cow to his wife and his 
oxen being one yoke to his two sons John & Moses and also his 
Digest Heifer to his son Aaron and that the said Benjamin Selly 
appeared to the said Deponents at that time to be in the Exercise 
of his Reason 

John thorn Jn"" 

her 

Sarah X Keniston 

mark 

her 

Mary X thorn 

mark 

[Inventory, March 19, 1766; amount, £121. 17. o; signed by 
James Bean and Jacob Hook.] 

[List of claims against the estate. May i, 1767; amount, 
£233. II. I ; signed by William Parker, Jr., and Josiah Bartlett.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £83. 6. o; expendi- 
tures, £41. 12. 10; allowed June 10, 1768.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £41. 13. 2; al- 
lowed June 16, 1768.] 



ALEXANDER CALDWELL 1765 LITCHFIELD 

In the Name of God Amen I Alexander Caldwell of Litchfield 
in the Province of Newhampshire Yeoman Being Sensioble of 
my Approaching Dissolution * * * 

Item my will is & I do herby Bequeath unto my Beloved wife 
Margret for her maintenance & support after my Decease Dur- 



230 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ing her natural Life the Improvement of one Third part of my 
Real Estate in Litchfield with one half of the Buildings on the 
Same and one half of all my personal Estate 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my son Thomas Caldwell five 
shillings sterling to be paid by my Executors out of my Estate in 
one year after my Dicease which is his full part out of my Estate 
with what I have allready Given him 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Daughter Agness Stinson 
five shillings sterling to be paid out of my Estate by my Execu- 
tors within one year after my Decease which is her full part out 
of my Estate with what I have allready Given her 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Daughter mary Christy five 
shillings sterling to be paid out of my Estate by my Executors 
within one year after my Decease which is her full part out of my 
Estate with what I have already Given her 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my son William Caldwell 
forty five pounds Sterling money to be paid by my Executors out 
of my Estate within one year after my Decease which is his full 
part out of my Estate with what I have allready Given him 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Margret Caldwell 
twenty two pounds ten shillings sterling money to be paid by my 
Executors out of my Estate within one year after my Decease 
with Interest for the Same from this day till paid which is her full 
part out of my Estate with what I have already Given her 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my two sons James & Alex- 
ander in Equall propotion all the Remainder of my Estate Real 
& personal to be Equally Devided within one year after my De- 
cease and allso all the third Left to my said Wife to the Said 
James & Alex'' in Equal propotion at her Decease 

and my will is that if either of my Children Die Before they 
have Lawfull Isue there part or potion be Equally Devided Be- 
tween those who are now unmarried 

Item my will is and I do hereby Constitute ordain and make 
my Said wife Margret Caldwell and Samuel Barr Esq"" of London- 
derry Jointly & severly Executors of this my Last will & testa- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 23 1 

ment Ratifying and Confirming whatsoever is afore writen In 
Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 
Thirtyeth day of October in the sixth year of his majestyes 
Reign Annoque Domini 1765 Alex Caldwell 

[Witnesses] William Patterson, Arthur Darrah, James Under- 
wood. 

[Proved June 30, 1766.] 

[Inventory, Sept., 1766; amount, £267. o. o; signed by James 
Underwood and i\rthur Darrah. 1 



JOSEPH HEATH 1765 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Heath of Kingston 
granted to his widow, Sarah Heath, Oct. 30, 1765.] 

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

[Bond of Sarah Heath, with Jeremy Webster and John Dodge, 
yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, Oct. 30, 1765, for the 
administration of the estate; witness, William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, May 2"], 1767; amount, £112. 19. 6; signed by 
Isaac Webster and Thomas Johnson.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £63. 8. ii^; ex- 
penditures, £46. 6. o; allowed Oct. 29, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 16.] 

[Settlement of claims ; amount of claims, £69. 1.6; amount dis- 
tributed, £11. 3. o; allowed May 4, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 163.] 



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JOSEPH SARGENT 1765 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Sargent of Newcastle, 
physician, granted to Edward Sargent of Newcastle, mariner, 
Oct. 30, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 23.] 

[Bond of Edward Sargent, with Alcock Stevens and Thomas 
Furber, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, in the sum of £500, 
Oct. 30, 1765, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker, Richard Wibird Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 30, 1765, authorizing Henry Prescott, mer- 
chant, and Benjamin Randall, mariner, both of Newcastle, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 15, 1766; amount, £6. 15. o; signed by Henry 
Prescott and Benjamin Randall.] 



SAMUEL POOR 1765 RAYMOND 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Poor of Raymond, 
yeoman, granted to Samuel Poor Oct. 30, 1765.] 

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

[Bond of Samuel Poor of Raymond, yeoman, with Benjamin 
Whittier of Raymond and Henry Moore of Chester, gentleman, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 30, 1765, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 25, 1766; amount, £202. 5. 5; signed by 
Henry Moore and Nathaniel Etheridge.] 



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JOHN OILMAN 1765 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of John Gilman of Kingston, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Sarah Gilman, Oct. 30, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 23.] 

[Bond of Sarah Gilman, with James Bean and Edward Stevens, 
both of Brentwood, yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, 
Oct. 30, 1765, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker, Richard Wibird Penhallow.] 

[Inventory, April 28, 1766; amount, £853. 16. o; signed by 
Jonathan Smith and James Bean.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £384. 19. o; expendi- 
tures, £222. 3. 3>^; allowed July 28, 1773.] 

[Bond of Nicholas Gilman of Raymond, gentleman, with 
Josiah Bartlett of Kingston and John Dudley of Raymond as 
sureties, in the sum of £1000, June 2, 1774, for the administration 
de bonis non of the estate; witnesses, John Pearson, Moses Par- 
sons, John Robinson, Jonathan Hill.] 

[Warrant, June 2, 1774, authorizing Benjamin Stevens, hus- 
bandman, and Samuel Philbrick, yeoman, both of Kingston, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. i, 1774; amount, £6. 6. 6; signed by Benja- 
min Stevens and Samuel Philbrick.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £276. 6. 6; expendi- 
tures, £273, 2. 7^; mentions the deceased as father of the ad- 
ministrator; allowed July 31, 1776.] 



OBADIAH DUSTIN 1765 SALEM 

[Administration on the estate of Obadiah Dustin of Salem, 
yeoman, granted to Ruth Dustin Oct. 30, 1765.] 

(Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 115.] 



234 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Ruth Dustin, widow, with Nathaniel Woodman and 
Caleb Dustin, yeomen, as sureties, all of Salem, in the sum of 
£500, Oct. 30, 1765, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Parker, Richard Wibird Penhallow.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 4, 1765; amount, £1943. 7. o; signed by 
Obadiah Eastman and Nathaniel Woodman.] 

[Guardianship of Obadiah Dustin and Abigail Dustin, minors, 
aged more than 14 years, children of Obadiah Dustin, granted to 
Caleb Dustin Oct. 30, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 115.] 

[Bond of Caleb Dustin of Salem, yeoman, with Nathaniel 
Woodman of Salem, yeoman, and James Paul of Londonderry, 
trader, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 30, 1765, for the 
guardianship of Obadiah Dustin and Abigail Dustin; witnesses, 
William Parker, Richard Wibird Penhallow.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £147. 17. 10^; ex- 
penditures, £95. 14. 8)4', mentions "Maintaining two of the 
Deceases Children under 7 years of age 2 years Each"; allowed 
June 24, 1767.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 26, 1768, authorizing Timothy Ladd of Atkin- 
son, John Currier, Nathaniel Woodman, Daniel Gordon, all of 
Salem, and James Paul of Londonderry, yeomen, to divide the 
real estate.] 

Province of 1 Wee the Subscribers Being appoynted a 
New Hamp' / Commitee By the Hon'''*' the Judge of the 
Probate of Wills &c for said Province to make Portion and Divi- 
sion of the Rael Estate of obediah Duston of Salem In said 
Province yeoman Dec** amongst the Heirs of said Decs"^ Wee 
have acordingly Done the same and Have also By the Request 
of the widow of said Decs'* and By the Consent and approbation 
of the Gueardeain to and for the Eldest son Have Presum^ to 
set of the widows Dower In maner & form following (Viz) of 
obediah Rite we have set of to the widow the House with a 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 235 

Priviledge to the Roade of about five Rods front begining at 
an apple Tree about three Rods South easterly from said house 
Near the stone wall by the Roade thence Norwesterly about ten 
Rods to a stake and stones standing in the Line of David Dustons 
shear thence westerly about twelve pools to The Roade so by s*^ 
Roade to the Bounds first mentioned Reserving to the use of said 
obediah a Previledge at the west End of said house of Building 
and a gardin spot — we have also set of to said Dower off of said 
obadiahs Part on the westerly side of the Roade Eleven Rods In 
wedth from the Roade westerly til it Coms to the Rite or Lot 
Laid out to the Decs'* Heirs. Wee also set of to said Dower The 
Easterly half or Nue End of the Barn to be for said widows use 
and improvement During Life after that to be the property of 
the two youngest Sons (Viz) David and Simeon to be mov* of at 
Peleasure Wee also set of to y* said widows Dower on the westerly 
side of the Roade out of Davids Shear five Rods in wedth Joyn- 
ing on the aboves'* Eleven Rods which wee took off of obediah 
shear Runing west to the aboves'' Decs'* Heirs Right and East 
Crossing the Roade about twelve Rods to a stake and stones 
standing by obediahs Land Wee have also set of to the said 
widows Dower out of the shears of the within mentioned heirs 
in orchard Tillage and Wood Land about twenty two acres 
Bounded as followeth Begining at a stake and stones by the 
Roade Thence north about sixty pools to a stake and stones by 
the wall by Land Belonging to the heirs of thomas Duston 
Thence East by s'* Heirs Land about forty five pools to a black 
oake marked thence south seventy nine pools To a stake and 
stones by Dan' Gordens Land thence by Said Gordens Land 
west about twelve pools to the Roade Thence Norwesterly by 
s** Road to the bounds first Mentioned 

John Currier 
Nath" Woodman 
Daniel Gorden 
James Paul 



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Province of 1 Persuant to a Warrant to us Directed by the 
New Hamp'' / Hon^'^ John Wintworth Esq"" Judge of the Pro- 
bate of Wills &c for said Province To Make Portion and Division 
of the Rael Estate of obediah Duston Late of Salem in said 
Province yeoman Decs*^ amongst the Heirs of said Decs^ Wee 
have acordingly atended said service and made Division of s** 
Estate amongst the Heirs in manner and form following (Viz) 
To the Right of a Deces*^ Heir Wee have set of Twenty Eight 
acres of the west End of said Estate Bounded at the South- 
easterly Corner at a small Pine with stones about it by Alexan- 
der Gorden Land Thence West by s<* Gordens Land Eighty Pools 
to a stake and stones, Thence north fifty Pools to a stake and 
stones by Enos Websters widdow Thence East sixty three Pools 
to a small pine marked thence north Twenty Six pools to a stake 
and stones Thence East Seventeen pools to a small pine marked 
with stones about it thence South to the Bounds first mentioned. 
And to obediah the Eldest son Wee have set off Two Shears 
which Contains forty five acres and nine Rods on the southerly 
side of said Estate Bounded at the southeasterly Corner at a 
stake and stones by Daniel Gordens Land Thence north forty 
pools and an half to a stake and stones Thence west one hundred 
and seventy Eight pools holding its Wedth to the aboves^ Decs*^ 
Heirs Land — To David the next son of the Decs^^ Wee have set 
of Twenty acres and ninety Eight Rods bounded at the south 
Easterly Corner at a stake and stones which is also a bounds of 
the said obediahs Land Thence north Eighteen pools and three 
Quarters to a stake and stones thence west one hundred and 
seventy Eight pools holding its wedth to the aboves<^ Decs*^ 
Heirs Land — And to Simeon the youngest son of the Decs<^ Wee 
have set of Twenty one acres and one hundred and Twelve Rods 
Bounded at the southeasterly Corner at a stake and stones also 
a bound of the aboves'* Davids Land thence North nineteen 
pools and three Quarters to a stake and stones to Land belonging 
to the heirs of Thomas Duston Decs*^ thence west by said Heirs 



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Land one hundred and seventy Eight pools holding its Wedth 

to the aboves*^ Decs'^ Heirs Land 

John Currier 
Nath'i Woodman 
Daniel Gorden 
James Paul 

[Bond of Caleb Dustin of Salem, yeoman, with James Paul of 
Londonderry and Edmund Morse of Hampstead, gentlemen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, March 25, 1 773, for the guardianship 
of David Dustin and Simeon Dustin, aged less than 14 years, 
children of Obadiah Dustin ; witnesses, Thomas Ransom, Samuel 
Hale, Jr.] 



NEIL LAMONT 1765 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Neil Lamont of Portsmouth, 
physician, granted to Jonathan Warner of Portsmouth Nov. 
18, 1765.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 109.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Warner, with Daniel Warner and John 
Wendell, merchant, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£500, Nov. 18, 1765, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
ness, William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 10, 1767; amount, £150. 6. 6; signed by the 
administrator.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £191. 2, 11 ; expendi- 
tures, £156. 13. 8; allowed Jan. 23, 1767.] 



JOSIAH HAMBLETT 1765 PELHAM 

[Bond of Sarah Hamblett, widow, with Joseph Butler, gentle- 
man, and John Hamblett, cooper, as sureties, all of Pelham, in 



238 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

the sum of £500, Dec. 4, 1765, for the administration of the estate 
of Josiah Hamblett of Pelham; witnesses, Samuel Watts, Josiah 
Johnson.] 

[Inventory, attested Jan. 27, 1766; amount, £245. 7, 8; signed 
by WilHam Richardson and Benjamin Bowles.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £172. i. o; expendi- 
tures, £74. 13. 4; mentions "maintenance of three Children while 
under 7 years of Age"; allowed April 29, 1778.] 



JOHN KNIGHT 1765 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen the Last Will and Testament of 
John Knight of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hampshire 
Esq^ I John Knight aforesaid Being Weak in Body * * * 

Item I give unto my son Nicholas Knight and unto his heirs 
& assigns forever (over and above what I have already Given 
him) a Tract of Land Containing by Estimation about twelve 
Acres be the same More or Less, which I purchased of John 
Carter which parcel of land lying and Being in Newington in 
said Province, Also One hundred Acres of land in Rochester in 
the second Division of lots in the Province aforesaid to him and 
his heirs forever — 

Item. I Give to my daughters Elizabeth Salter, Bridget 
Allen Sarah Brewster & Allice Hatch Ten pounds Lawful Money 
Each of them, one half thereof to be paid them within two Years 
after my decease and the Residue within one year from the first 
payment 

Item. I Give unto My son George Knight and unto his heirs 
and assigns for Ever (after the decease of my wife) the house in 
which I now dwell and the Garden thereto belonging with all 
privilidges & appurtenances — 

Item. I Give unto my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Adams 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 239 

Seven pounds ten shillings lawful money as aforesaid to be paid 
by my Executors when my said Grand Daughter shall come 
to the age of Eighteen years, besides what I gave her deceas'd 
mother — 

Item. I Give unto my dearly beloved Wife the improvement 
of all my moveable Estate (Except my large Silver Tankard & 
Great Bible) during her Natural life and after her decease the 
same to be Equally divided between my daughters Allice Hatch 
and Sarah Brewster. I likewise Give my said wife the improve- 
ment of all my real Estate during her Natural Life — 

Item I Will that my son John pay the Several Legacies in this 
by me Given over and above what I have heretofore given to 
my daughters and to Enable him to Discharge the same and my 
debts and funeral Expences, And after the decease of my wife, I 
Give unto my son John and to his heirs and assigns Nine acres 
of that Land adjoining the land of Co^ John Downing in New- 
ington in said Province being Part of the Land I purchas'd 
of John Hodgdon, and my pew in Newington Meeting house 
Also all my Land in Rochester in said Province Except the One 
hundred acres in the Second division which I have already Given 
my Son Nicholas, and further I Give my son John after the 
decease of my wife my large silver Tankard & Great bible, and 
Give to him the said John all the Rest of my Estate Real & 
personal (Except what I have disposed of already) and I do 
hereby Constitute and appoint my said wife Elizabeth and my 
said son John to be my Executors * * * In testimony Where- 
of I have hereunto Set my hand and seal this Twenty Eighth 
day of December in the sixth Year of his majestys Reign 
Annoque Domini one thousand Seven hundred & Sixty five 

Jn° Knight 

[Witnesses] Henry Carter, W™ Knight, Temple Knight. 
[Proved Jan. 29, 1766.] 

[Bond of John Knight, with Joseph Colbath as surety, both of 
Newington, in the sum of £10,000, Jan. 29, 1766, for the execu- 



240 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

tion of the will; witnesses, William Vaughan, Richard Wibird 
Penhallow.l 



RICHARD YORK 1766 EPPING 

[Administration on the estate of Richard York of Epping, yeo- 
man, granted to John York Jan. 5, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 136.] 

[Sarah York renounces administration on the estate of her 
husband, Richard York, Jan. 25, 1766, in favor of her son, 
John York; witnesses, John Bean, Edward Smith.] 

[Bond of John York of Brentwood, yeoman, with Josiah Gil- 
man of Exeter and Peter Folsom of Newmarket, yeoman, as 
sureties, in the sum of £10,000, Feb. 5, 1766, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, Jonathan Lovewell, William 
Vaughan.] 



ABEL WARD 1766 KENSINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen: I Abel Ward of Kensington in 
Hampton in the Province of New Hamps. in New England : 
Husbandman * * * 

Imp^ I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved Sons viz 
Jonathan & Nathanael, all my Lands; wherever being, or how- 
ever Scituate; as followeth viz: first in my home place the s^ 
Nathanael to begin & have on the westerly side of s'^ Home place 
Twenty five rods in width, from one end thereof to the other; 
and then Jonathan to have Twenty five rods in width from End 
to End as the former; then again the s^ Nathanael to have 
Twenty five rods in width from End to End as before; and 
then the s** Jonathan to have the residue of the s^ Home place; 
and the s"^ Nathanael is to have the old Barn ; and Jonathan to 
have my Dwelling House & the other Barn : (only Nathanael is 
to have liberty to use Improve & Dwell with his Sisters in the 
fore room in the Easterly End of the House till he the s*^ Na- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 24I 

thanael Can Build for himself) also I Give to my Two sons fore 
mentioned my lands in the Township of Nottingham in the 
Province afores*^ to be Equally divided between them : and all my 
Lands in the Parish of Brentwood in the Province afores'^ also 
be Equally Divided between them Further I Give to my s*^ Two 
sons my Salt Marsh being Scituate in South Hampton in s"^ 
Province that to be also Equally divided between them; again 
my piece of Flats (so called) or Thatch Ground; being scituate 
in South Hampton aboves*^, and laying at, or Near, a place 
called Wadleighs Island the Same be Equally divided between 
them; all these forementioned pieces of Land, Marsh &c which 
are to be Equally Divided as foremention'd are to be so divided 
having respect both to Quality, as well as Quantity; all my 
lands Buildings &c forementioned ; my s'^ sons Jonathan & Na- 
thanael To Have And To Hold to them their Hiers Executors 
Adminis''^ & assigns for Ever: also I Give to my s'^ sons all my 
stock of Cattle, Horses, sheep, swine, &c with all my Tools, In- 
struments, Utensils, or Implements, without doors for man & 
Beast to work with ; they paying the Legacies, & performing the 
Duties hereafter mentioned 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved son John 
Ward one Hundred & fifty Dollars to be paid to him as followeth 
viz' one Half thereof within one year after my decease, & the 
other Half within Two years after my decease; to be paid in 
Dollars as above s'^ or in the then Currency; or in the money or 
Currency that shall then pass — 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved son Melcher 
Ward one Hundred Dollars, to be paid as the former, the one 
Half within one year after my decease & the other Half within 
Two years after my decease & to be paid also as the former in 
Dollars or in the then passing Currency; he haveing been learned 
a Trade &c 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Two Daughters viz: Hannah 
& Elizabeth as followeth viz Hannah to have one Hundred & 
Thirty Three Dollars & one Third of a Dollar; and Elisabeth to 



242 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

have Eighty Three Dollars & one Third of a dollar; Each of these 
Sums to be paid as the former to the sons that is to say the one 
Half within one year, the other Half within Two years after my 
decease ; also as the former in dollars or the Currency that shall 
then pass; also I Give to my s*^ daughters Each of them A Cow & 
Two sheep hereby ordering my s^ son Jonathan to deliver the s** 
Cow & Two Sheep to Hannah & Nathanael to deliver the Cow 
& sheep to Elisabeth and that Immedeately after my decease; 
and I do hereby further will & order my s^ Sons to keep & sup- 
port the s"* Cows & sheep for my s"^ daughters Summer & winter 
yearly & every year so long as they remain Unmarried, & no 
longer; also I Give to my s*^ Daughters all my Houshold Stuff to 
be Equally divided between them Moreover my will is that my 
forementioned Two sons viz. Jonathan & Nathanael provide for 
my s"^ daughters Comfortable provision in sickness & in health 
bringing it to them to my dwelling House seasonably yearly & 
every year, so long as they shall live unmarried ; and that they 
& Each of them have the use & Improvement of the fore room 
in the Easterly End of my dwelling House as long as they or 
Either of them live unmarried ; also that the s^ Jonathan & 
Nathanael provide for & bring Home to them to my s'^ dwelling 
House Sufficient fire wood yearly & every year so long as they 
live unmarried — 

and I do hereby Constitute & appoint My Two Sons viz: 
Jonathan and Nathanael to be sole Executors of this my last 
Will & Testament and I do hereby order my s'^ Executors to pay 
all my Honest debts and the forementioned legacies as fore- 
mentioned & that they be Equal therein — 

Moreover I Give all my wearing Cloaths to my Two sons viz. 
John & Melcher to be equally divided between them * * * 

In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand & seal the g^^ 
day of January anno: domini 1766 in the sixth year of his Majes- 
ties Reign &c , • 
** his 

abel X Ward 
mark 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 243 

[Witnesses] Samuel Clifford, Jonathan Brown J', Jeremy 
Webster. 

[Proved June 25, 1766.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 10, 1766; amount, £1035. 5. i; signed by 
Jonathan Brown and Samuel Clifford.] 



JEREMIAH GOVE 1766 HAMPTON FALLS 

In the name of god Amen I Jeremiah Gove of Hampton Falls 
in the province of new Hampshire in new England yeoman 
Being Sick and weak in Body * * * 

I give and Bequeath to my well Beloved wife Sarah Gove the 
Improvement of the Best Room in the East End of my House 
and half of my Cellar under Said End of said House that I now 
Dwell in and one third part of all my land and one Cow to be 
Kept winter and Summer my said wife to have the Improvement 
of what is above mentioned So long as She Continues my widow 
and no longer and at her Death or Day of marriage then what I 
have given my wife to go to those that i shall give them to in this 
my will and I give to my Said wife all the moveables within 
Doors and Household goods of all Kinds to Dispose of as She 
thinks proper — 

Item I give to my Son Joseph Gove Six Shillings lawfuU money 
to be paid by my Executors hereafter mentioned within one 
year after my Decease he having had his portion Before — 

Item I give to my Grand Son Jeremiah Gove Son of Joseph 
Gove one pound four Shillings lawfull money to be paid by my 
Executors within Seven years after my Decease — 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Jane Brewster five 
Shillings lawful money to be paid by my Executors within three 
years of my Decease — 

Item I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Abigail morgain five 
Shillings lawfull money to be paid by my Executors within one 
year after my Decease — 



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Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Sarah morril five 
ShilHngs lawful money to be paid by my Executors within three 
years after my Decease 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Judith Gove the 
priviledge of living in my House as longe as she Remains un- 
married and I give and Bequeath to my Said Daughter Judith 
Gove nine pounds lawfuU money to be paid by my two Execu- 
tors within one year after my Decease my Executors to pay 
Equally alike of what i have given & Bequeathd as aforemen- 
tioned — 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Son Nathan Gove the privi- 
ledge of living in the west End of my Dwelling House three years 
from this time and no longer and I give and Bequeath to my 
said Son Nathan Gove for Ever a piece of land Called the mill 
pasture laying in hampton falls & laying to the northward of 
Jonathan Weares mills Containing about ten acres and is 
Bounded westerly on land of Jonathan weares in part and part 
on land left for a high way and north on land of Daniel Chases 
and Easterly on land of the widow Goves & Southerly on Said 
Wears land and also two acres of salt marsh laying in a place 
Called Pearsons Cove and likewise my Biggest piece of Thatch 
Ground or flats So Called and the one Half of all my Husbandry 
Tools of all Sorts 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Son John Gove for Ever my 
Dwelling House and Barn and all my land adjoyning to my 
House and Barn Being as is Supposed thirty acres Be the Same 
more or less and all my stock of Creatures Except one Cow and 
my wife is to have the Improvement as Before mentioned and 
also I give & Bequeath to my son John Gove my little piece of 
Thatch Ground or flats and the one half of all my Husbandry 
Tools of all sorts and if there be anything i have not Disposed 
of in this my will I give it or them to my two Executors and 
I order them my Executors to Bury me in Decent Christian 
Manner at their Charge and I Do Constitute and appoint my 
two Sons namely Nathan Gove and John Gove to be my Execu- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 245 

tors to this my last will and Testament Ratifying and Confirming 
this and no other to be my last will in witness whereof I the said 
Jeremiah Gove have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the fif- 
teenth Day of January annoque Domini 1766 and in the Sixth 
year of the Reign of King George the third &c 

Jeremiah Gove 

[Witnesses] Jonathan Weare, David Gove, Benjamin Rowe. 
[Proved July 29, 1767.] 

[Bond of Nathan Gove and John Gove, both of Hampton 
Falls, with Ezekiel Worthen of Kensington as surety, in the sum 
of £500, July 29, 1767, for the execution of the will; witnesses, 
Robert Parks, Theophilus Smith.] 



JOHN GORRELL 1766 WINDHAM 

[Administration on the estate of John Gorrell of Windham, 
yeoman, granted to James Thompson Jan. 16, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 172.] 

[Warrant, Jan. i6, 1766, authorizing John Christy, gentleman, 
and Samuel Eastman, yeoman, both of Windham, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 21, 1766; amount, £81. 11, 11 ; signed by John 
Christy and Samuel Eastman.] 

[Warrant, May 28, 1766, authorizing Samuel Barr of London- 
derry and John Christy of Windham to receive claims against the 

estate.] 

[List of claims, June 24, 1766; amount, £101. 1.3; signed by 
Samuel Barr and John Christy.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £90. 12. 4>^; expendi- 
tures, £38. 17. 9; filed April 12, 1767.] 



246 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £96. 17. 3; amount 
distributed, £51. 14. 7^; allowed Oct. 6, 1768.] 



SARAH FROST 1766 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of God Amen, I Sarah Frost of Portsmouth 
Widow, being weak in Body * * * 

I will & order that all the Just Debts of my late Husband 
Samuel Frost of Portsmo aforesaid and all the Legacies men- 
tioned in his last Will & Testament be justly paid & discharged 
and every part thereof fully complied w*'' also all my own just 
Debts, funeral Charges shall be paid by my Executor in con- 
venient Time after my Decease 

Item I give & bequeath to my Son Samuel Frost ten pounds 
Lawfull Money of this Province — 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Frost five 
pounds like Money — 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Mary Frost five 
pounds like Money — 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Eliz" Frost five pounds 
like Money — 

Item As the Law of this Province has wisely provided for the 
Distribution of the Estates of Persons dying intestate, I will that 
all the Residue of my Estate real & personal, after the afore- 
mentioned purposes are complied with, shall be distributed 
among my afores'^ Children agreable to that Law, when they 
severally arrive at the age of twenty one years or be married — 

Item I will & desire that my Executor will improve & dispose 
of my whole Estate in any Manner that seemeth best to him, 
and apply the same towards the maintenance & Support of my 
aforesaid Children, in such Manner as he pleases, earnestly rec- 
ommending them to his paternal Affection — 

Item & lastly I do constitute, nominate & appoint my trusty 
Friend M"^ Joshua Wentworth of said Portsm° Merch* sole Exec- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 247 

utor of this my last Will & Testament, hereby annulling & 
making void all former Wills by me made, declaring this to be 
my sole Will — 

In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal 
this 20*^ day of Jan^ in the sixth year of the Reign of George the 
third King of G' Brittain &€" Annoque Domini 1766 — 

Sarah frost 
[Witnesses] John Wendell, Rob* Fowle, Susannah X Downs. 

her Mark 
[Proved March 7, 1766.] 

[Warrant, March 7, 1766, authorizing Hunking Wentworth 
and John Shackford, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, March 22, 1766; amount, £14,571. o. o; signed by 
Hunking Wentworth.] 



THOMAS RUNNELLS 1766 DEERFIELD 

In the name of God amen the 27*'' Day of Jan"" 1766 I Thomas 
Runils of the Parish of Deerfield in the province of Newhamp- 
shire Yeoman being verry Sick & weak in body * * * 

Imprimis I Give and bequeath to Elisebeth my dearly beloved 
wife her Heirs & assigns forever all my real & Personal Estate 
She paying all my Just Debts and the following Legacies &c 

Item I Give to my son owen Runils five Shillings to be paid by 
my Executrix 

Item I Give to my son Thomas Runils a Yoke of red white 
faced Steers that I now own to be Delivered by my Executrix 

Item I Give to my son sam" Runils five Shillings & to my son 
John five shillings. I Likewise (\3nstitue make & ordain Elise- 
beth my wife my sole Executrix * * * 

his 
Tho« X Runils 
mark 



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[Witnesses] Tho' Simpson, Josiah Chase, Moses Chase. 
[Proved June 25, 1766.] 

[Warrant, June 25, 1766, authorizing Samuel Tilton, gentle- 
man, and Eliphalet Griffin, yeoman, both of Deerfield, to ap- 
praise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 8, 1766; amount, £103. 8. 11; signed by 
Eliphalet Griffin and Samuel Tilton.] 



JOHN KINNICUM 1766 MERRIMACK 

[Administration on the estate of John Kinnicum of Merrimack, 
yeoman, granted to James Moore Feb. 6, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 153.] 

[Bond of James Moore, yeoman, with John Chamberlain, 
gentleman, and Samuel McConihe, yeoman, as sureties, all of 
Merrimack, in the sum of £10,000, Feb. 6, 1766, for the admin- 
istration of the estate; witnesses, Alpheus Goodwin, Rachel 
Chamberlain.] 



JOHN HOLT 1766 ANDOVER, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of John Holt of Andover, Mass., 
gentleman, granted to Samuel Pettingill Feb. 21, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 163.] 

[Bond of Samuel Pettingill of Andover, Mass., with Joseph 
Holt, yeoman, and Ephraim Butteriield, gentleman, both of 
Wilton, as sureties, in the sum of £10,000, Feb. 21, 1766, for the 
administration of the estate ; witnesses, John Holt, Samuel Holt.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 21, 1766, authorizing Ephraim Butterfield, 
gentleman, and Joseph Holt, yeoman, both of Wilton, to appraise 
the estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 249 

[Inventory, March ii, 1766; land and buildings in Wilton, 
£66, 13. 4; signed by Ephraim Butterfield and Joseph Holt.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Aug. 29, 1766; amount, 
£76. II, 2; signed by Joseph Holt and Ephraim Butterfield.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £66. 13. 4; expendi- 
tures, £10. 16. 6; allowed Oct. 22, 1767.] 



THOAiAS ROBY 1766 NORTH HAMPTON 

In The Name of God amen This 22"^ Day of February anno 
Domini 1766 I Thomas Robie of North Hampton in the Province 
of Newhampshire yeoman being But week in body * * * 

first I Give and bequeave unto my Well beloved Wife Sarah 
and to her Disposel for Ever all my Housel Stuf within Dores of 
all sorts what so ever and allso I Give to my said wife During her 
naturall Life The use and Improvement of the one halfe of my 
Dwelling House where I now Live viz The Esterly End and allso 
the Celler under the same, and I Give to my Said wife two Cowes 
& four sheep and them to be Keept on my whome Steed Sumer 
& winter as I shall here after order & allso her fier wood Cut & 
haled to her Door what She have oction to use for her own fier 
and allso one Hunderd waight of Good Pork and one Hunderd 
waight of Good Beefe and Ten Bushels of Inden Corn and one 
bushel of Rye and one bushel of malt one barrel of Cyder & what 
apels she wants to use for her Selfe Sumer & Wenter and Twenty 
Pound of Flax from the swingel and one Peck of beans four 
bushels of Potaters, one bushel of Turnaps all The articels to be 
Deliverd yearly During my said wife natural Life and to be Paid 
to her by my son John Robie 

Iti"" I Give to my Son Thomas Robie Five Pounds Lawfull 
mony and to be Paid to him by my Son John Robie in one year 
after my Decease my said son Thomas Having Recived the 
Greatest Part of his Portision all Readey by Dead 



250 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Iti"" I Give unto my Son Samuell Robie and to his heirs & 
assings for Ever Ten acres of Land Lying in north hampton and 
being Part of my home Place where I now Live and to be at the 
Easterly End bounded Easterly on Henery Batchelder & so Run- 
ing westerly Carring the whole bredth of my Land untill it 
makes out Ten acres and allso three acres of Salt marsh it being 
one Shere on the Great neck (so Caled) be the same more or Less 
allso I Give to my son Samuell Thirty Pounds Lawfull mony to 
be paid in stock or species in seven years after my Decease by my 
Son John Robie 

Iti"" I Give unto my Son Enoch Robie Five Pounds Lawfull 
mony and to be Paid to him by my son John Robie in Three 
years after my Decease my said son Enoch having Recived the 
greatest part of his Portision by Dead 

Iti*" I Give unto my Daughter Sarah Lane five Shiling Lawfull 
mony to be Paid by my son John Robie my Said Daughter hav- 
ing Recived the Gratest Part of her Portision all Readey to be 
in five years after my Decease 

Iti"" I Give unto my Daughter mary Wadligh Seven Shiling 
and Six Pence Lawfull mony to be Paid to her by my son John 
Robie in six years after my Decease my Said Daughter mary 
having Recived the greatest part of her Portision all Readey 

Iti" I Give unto my Daughter Huldiah Fifteen Pounds Lawfull 
mony to be Paid to her in such Housel stufe as she shall Chuse at 
Cash price by my son John Robie in one year after my Decease 
or when shee shall Demand the same and further more my Will is 
That my Daughter Huldiah Shall Have a Priviledge of Living 
in That part my Dwelling house That I have giving to her 
mother So Long as She Remains a Singel woman 

Iti™ I Give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Fifteen Pounds 
Lawfull mony to be Paid to her in Such Housel Stufe as she shall 
Chuse at Cash Prise in Two years after my Decease or when she 
shall Demand the same and to be Paid to her by my son John 
Robie 

Iti™ I Give unto my Daughter Ruth Fifteen Pounds Lawfull 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 25 1 

mony and to be paid to her in Such Housel Stufe as she shall 
Chuse at Cash Price in Three years after my Decease by my son 
John Robie 

Iti"" I Give unto my Son John Robie and to his heirs & assing 
for Ever all my Lands and marshes Lying and being in the Town 
Ship of Hampton or Else where not all Redey Disposed of viz all 
my Whome Place where I now live Excepting The Ten acres I 
Gave to my son Samuel in this my Last Will with all my buldings 
standing There on be the Same more or Less with all my stock of 
Cattel horses sheep & swine whith all my utensels for Husbandry 
&c he my Said Son John to Com into Porsession thereof at my 
Decase Excepting what Priveledge I have given to his mother 
and Sister Huldeah and That at There Decease my Said Son 
John Robie Paying and Delivering to his mother the Several 
articulls mentioned in this my Last will and Paying the Severall 
Leagices as I have orderd in this my Last Will 

Lastly I Do hereby Constitute and appoint my Son John 
Robie to be sole Executor * * * 

his 
Thomas X Robie 
mark 

[Witnesses] Zachariah towle, David marston, Theo* Smith. 
[Proved March 25, 1767.] 

[Sarah Roby assents to the terms of the will March 25, 1767, 
and waives dower and inventory; witnesses, David Marston, 
William Lane.] 

[Bond of John Roby of North Hampton, yeoman, with David 
Marston of North Hampton, yeoman, and Theophilus Smith 
of Exeter as sureties, in the sum of £500, March 25, 1767, for 
the execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker, Robert 
Parks.] 



252 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JONATHAN MARSTON 1766 NORTH HAMPTON 

[Inventory of the estate of Jonathan Marston of North Hamp- 
ton, Richard Jenness, 3^, administrator, Feb. 24, 1766; amount, 
£36. 13. 6; signed by Levi Dearborn and Ebenezer Sanborn.] 

[Warrant, March 31, 1766, authorizing Ebenezer Sanborn, 
gentleman, and Levi Dearborn, physician, both of North Hamp- 
ton, to receive claims against the estate.] 



JAMES TWADDELL 1766 SALEM 

In the Name of God Amen I James Twadell of Salem within 
the Province of New Hampshire in New England Yeoman, being 
Sick & Indisposed in Body * * * 

Item my will is that my Dearly Beloved Wife Grizzel Twadell 
shall have & Enjoy the one third of all my Real Estate, & the 
whole of my Dwelling House During her Natural life, & Two 
Cows & one pair of Year old Steers, & one mare, & all my hous- 
hold Plenishing, To be given her by Executors as soon as may 
be after my Decease. 

Item my will is that my well Beloved Daughters Elizabeth, & 
Margaret Twadell shall have Two Pounds Lawfull money apiece 
To be paid to them as soon as may be after my Decease. — 

Item my will is that my well Beloved Daughters Martha and 
Grizell Twadell Shall have Two Pounds Ten shill^^ Lawfull 
money apiece. To be paid to them as soon as may be after my 
Decease. — 

Item my will is that my Sons Robert Twadell & Daniel Twa- 
dell & my Daughters Agnes Twadell & Mary Twadell Each of 
them should have the Sum of five shillings Lawfull money paid 
to them as soon as may be after my Decease by my Execu*" — 

Item my will is that the Remainder of my Real Estate if there 
be any shall be Equally Divided amongst Elizabeth Margaret 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 253 

Martha & Grizell Twadell my well Beloved Daughters as soon as 
may be after my Decease by my Execu*" — 

And I do hereby Constitute Nominate & appoint my Good 
friend Samuel Thomson & my Brother in Law Mark Coen my 
Executors of this my Last Will & Testament, Ratifying & Con- 
firming this & no other to be my Last will & Testament — 

In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal 
this 25th Day of February in the s^^ Year of his Majesties Reign 
Anno Domini 1766 — 

his 
James X Twa 
mark 

his her 

[Witnesses] Thomas X M^Glaughen, Martha X Gordon, 
mark mark 

her 
Martha X M^Glauglan. 
mark 
[Proved Sept. 25, 1767.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 15, 1767, authorizing Samuel Morrison of 
Windham, gentleman, and John iMoreland of Salem to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 22, 1767; amount, £76. 2. 2. 2; signed by 
Samuel Morrison and John Moreland.] 

[License to Mark Cowen, acting executor, March 10, 1768, to 
sell real estate.] 

[Warrant, March 29, 1769, authorizing John Dinsmoor, James 
Gilmore, and James Betton, all of Windham, husbandmen, to set 
off the widow's dower.] 

Province of 1 By Virtue of a warrant from the Hon''' 
New Hampshire j John Wcntworth Esq"^ Judge of Probate of 
Wills &c for Said Province Appointing us a Comm"''' to Set off to 



254 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Grizzel Twaddle wife of James Twaddle Late of Salem Deceas<* 
her Right of Dower and Power of thirds in the Real Estate of her 
late Husband and the other two thirds to John Moreland of 
Salem afors*^ Husbandman accordingly we have Set off to the 
Said Grizzel Twaddle the said Dower by proper meets and 
Bounds which is as follows (viz) Beginning at a stake & stones on 
the line of Tho^ Macglaughlans land then north thirty one }4 
Rods to a stake & stones on the line of the Said Morelands land 
then west ninty Rods to a birch marked then South by the line of 
Comings land thirty one >^ rods to a stake & stones then East 
to the Bounds first mentioned Containing about Seventeen Acres 
More or less — Together with the East room of the House and 
appriviledge of the South Door; also ten feet of the East End of 
the Barn — 

To John Moreland one third part of said Estate Lying to the 
South of the abovesaid Grizzel Twaddles part of said land 
Begining at a stake & stones which is the Corner of said Grizzel 
Twaddles land then west ninty rods to a stake & stones on said 
Comings land and then South to Londonderry line then East 
south East by said Lond'^ line to the Corner of Tho^ Maglaugh- 
lans land then north to the Bounds first mentioned — also the 
other third part of said Estate Lying north of said Grizzel 
Twaddles part Beginning at a stake & stones the north East 
angle of said Estate then west 90 rods by Will"" Gordens land 
then south twenty Eight rods by said Corning land to a birch 
mark"* then East by Said Twaddles land ninty rods to a stake & 
stones then north to the Bounds first mentioned : together with 
the west room of the house and apriviledge of the South Door — 
also the Remaining part of the barn — 
Dat<* march 8**^ 1769 

James Betton 
James Gillmore 
John Dinsmoor 

[Account of Mark Cowen, executor; receipts, £51. 2. io>^; 
expenditures, £18. 18. 4>^; allowed May 31, 1769.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 255 

JOHN WILLEY 1766 DURHAM 

[Abigail Willey renounces administration on the estate of her 
husband, John Willey of Durham, yeoman, Feb. 25, 1766, in 
favor of her son, Jonathan Willey, and Nathaniel Thompson; 
witness, Samuel Rogers.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Willey, millwright, 
granted to Jonathan Willey and Nathaniel Thompson Feb. 26, 
1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 151.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Willey, yeoman, and Nathaniel Thompson, 
gentleman, with John Sullivan, gentleman, and Jonathan Durgin, 
yeoman, as sureties, all of Durham, in the sum of £20,000, Feb. 
26, 1766, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William 
Vaughan, Richard Wibird Penhallow.] 

[Inventory, filed Feb. 25, 1767; amount, £86. 15. o; signed by 
Thomas Chesley and Miles Randall.] 

[Warrant, July 13, 1767, authorizing Ebenezer Thompson, 
physician, and Thomas Chesley, gentleman, both of Durham, 
to receive claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims; amount, £236. 15. 2; signed by Thomas Ches- 
ley and Ebenezer Thompson.] 



JOSHUA WILSON 1766 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Joshua Wilson of Exeter, 
yeoman, granted to Priscilla Wilson Feb. 26, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 250.] 

[Bond of Priscilla Wilson, widow, with Abner Thurston, cord- 
wainer, and James Thurston, blacksmith, as sureties, all of 
Exeter, in the sum of £20,000, Feb. 20, 1766, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, John Rice, Increase Wilson,] 



256 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, attested May 2"] , 1766; amount, £1225. 15. o; 
signed by John Odlin and Samuel Brooks.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £496. 16. 10^; 
expenditures, £521. 10. \'i/^\ allowed Aug. 19, 1775.] 

[John Wilson, minor, son of Joshua Wilson, makes choice of 
John Rice of Exeter as his guardian Nov. 27, 1768; witnesses, 
Jonathan Gilman, Noah Emery.] 

[Bond of John Rice, with Nicholas Gilman as surety, both of 
Exeter, in the sum of £500, June 30, 1769, for the guardianship 
of John Wilson, aged more than 14 years; witnesses, William 
Parker, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 

Province of ] Pursuant to a Warrant from the Hon'^^^ 
New Hampshire !■ John Wentworth Esq'' Judge of the Probate 
Rockingham ss J of Wills &c for said Province, appointing us 
(together with Theophilus Smith & John Odlin Esq") a Com- 
mittee to divide the Real Estate of Joshua Wilson late of Exeter 
in said Province Yeoman deceased Intestate, in manner following 
viz. To Priscilla the Widow of the said deceased the third part 
thereof, and the other two thirds to divide among the Children 
of said deceased there being Eight in the whole, allowing to the 
eldest Son a double Share, and to set forth each Share by Metes 
& Bounds, to hold to each in severalty making each division ac- 
cording to quantity and quality as equal as may be in the pro- 
portion aforesaid. 

I We have accordingly divided the Real Estate aforesaid and 
set off to the said Priscilla for her thirds thereof the South East- 
erly part of the Mansion House in Exeter aforesaid and the 
priviledge of Washing, Baking and Brewing in the Northerly End 
thereof, and the priviledge of the Cellar under the House to put 
her Stores in. Also the Westerly half part of the Barn, and one 
Quarter part of the Saw Mill and its appurtenances Standing on 
the upper Dam. Also Six Acres and ninety Rods of Land in the 
Home Lot bounded as follows viz beginning at a Stake standing 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 257 

on the Northerly side of said Home Lot at the distance of four- 
teen Rods North Seventy Degrees East from the North Westerly 
corner of the said Home Lot and from said Stake to run North 
Seventy degrees East Six Rods to a Stake, Then North Seventy 
three degrees East Twelve Rods, thence North Eighty degrees 
East Twenty One Rods and Six tenths of a Rod ; Thence South 
Thirty Six degrees East Eighteen Rods to a Stake ; Thence South 
Twenty five degrees West Sixteen Rods and one half of a Rod to a 
Stake, Thence South Forty Eight degrees West Seven Rods to a 
Stake, Thence North Forty degrees West Four Rods and one 
half of a Rod to a Stake, Thence North Thirty five degrees West 
Eight Rods to a Stake, Thence South Seventy Eight Degrees 
West ten Rods, Thence North Twenty Six degrees West Three 
Rods, Thence South Seventy Eight degrees West Twelve Rods 
to a Stake, Thence North Twenty Six degrees West Thirteen 
Rods and an half to a Stake, Thence North Sixty Six degrees 
East Two Rods and one quarter of a Rod to a Stake, Thence 
North Twenty two degrees and an half West Five Rods to the 
stake begun at, as appears by the Plan of the Home place an- 
nexed. Also Twenty two Acres and three quarters of an Acre of 
Land being part of the pasture, lying in Exeter aforesaid and 
bounded as follows viz beginning at a Stake standing in the 
Fence on the South side of the Road leading from Stratham to 
Exeter at the North Westerly corner of said pasture from thence 
running South Sixty Nine Degrees West by said Road Eight 
Rods, Thence South Seventy One degrees East One hundred & 
Twenty five Rods to Captain James Leavits Land, Thence 
Northerly by said Leavits Land until it comes to Land belonging 
to Theophilus Smith Esq'' Thence Westerly by said Smith's Land 
to the first bounds as appears by the plan of said pasture an- 
nexed. Also about Four Acres of Salt Marsh, bounded North- 
erly and Westerly on James Oilman's Land, Southerly on 
Nehemiah Gilmans Land and Easterly on Exeter River. 

2 To the Right of Increase Wilson deceas'd eldest Son of the 
said Joshua for his double Share we hav^e set ofT One half of the 



258 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Saw Mill standing on the lower Dam and East side of Exeter 
River, together with the Westerly half of the Dam & Stream. 
Also the Easterly half part of the Barn with the priviledge of 
passing and repassing to and from said Barn through the Widows 
Land. Also Two Acres of Land in the Home place bounded as 
follows viz beginning at the North East corner of that half Acre 
of Land which he the said Increase bought of his Father, and 
from thence running North Seventy Eight Degrees East Ten 
Rods to a stake, Thence South thirty five degrees East Eight 
Rods, Thence South Forty degrees East Nineteen Rods & an 
half. Thence South Seventy Six degrees & an half West Ten 
Rods, Thence North Seventy Six degrees West Seven Rods & 
One Quarter, Thence North Ten degrees West Three Rods & an 
half. Thence South Eighty Seven degrees West Five Rods, 
Thence North Sixteen degrees West Five Rods & three Quarters, 
Thence North Seventy Nine degrees East Three quarters of a Rod, 
And from thence a Strait Line to the bounds first mentioned. 

3. To Thomas a Son of the deceased, we have set off Thirty 
five Rods of Land in the Home place bounded as follows viz 
beginning at the North West corner of that half Acre of Land 
which Increase Bought of his Father, and from thence running 
North Twenty Six degrees West Three Rods, Thence North 
Seventy Eight degrees East Twelve Rods, Thence South Twenty 
Six degrees East three Rods, Thence South Seventy eight degrees 
West Twelve Rods to the bounds first mentioned. Also Thir- 
teen acres and ninety Rods of Land in the Pasture bounded as 
follows viz beginning at a Stake standing in the Fence on the 
Road leading from Hampton to Exeter at the distance of thirty 
nine Rods from the South Easterly corner of said Pasture, and 
from thence running Northwesterly by said Road Twenty nine 
Rods, Thence North Twenty Seven degrees East Seventy Two 
Rods and one quarter to the Widows Thirds, Thence South 
Seventy one degrees East Twenty nine Rods, and from thence a 
strait Line to the bounds first mentioned. 

4 To John a Son of the deceased We have set off Seventy Rods 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 259 

of Land in the Home place, bounded as follows viz beginning at 
the Northwesterly corner of said Home place at the Road on the 
East side of Exeter River, from thence running North Seventy 
Degrees East Fourteen Rods Thence South Twenty two and an 
half Degrees East Five Rods, Thence South Sixty Six degrees 
West Twelve Rods and one quarter to the Road, and thence by 
said Road to the bounds first mentioned. Also the Easterly half 
part of the Mill priviledge and Stream at the lower Dam, with 
the easterly half part of said Dam. Also Five Acres & One 
hundred & forty Rods of Land in the pasture bounded as follows 
viz beginning at the South West corner of the share set off to 
Thomas and from thence running North Seventy Seven degrees 
West by the Road leading from Hampton to Exeter Thirteen 
Rods, Thence North twenty Seven degrees East Seventy four 
Rods to the Widows Thirds, Thence South Seventy One degrees 
East Thirteen Rods, and from thence a Strait Line to the bounds 
first mentioned. 

5. To Priscilla a Daughter of the deceased We have Set off 
Twenty Acres of Land at Piscasset bounding Southerly on Pis- 
casset River, Easterly and Northerly on a High Way, and 
Westerly on Nathan Barbers Land. 

6. To Mary a Daughter of the dec*^ We have set off Two pieces 
of Land in the pasture, the first piece contains Ten Acres & Thir- 
teen Rods, and is bounded as follows viz beginning at the South 
easterly corner of said pasture on the Road leading from Hamp- 
ton to Exeter and from thence running North Fifty Nine degrees 
West Twenty one Rods, I'hence North Twenty Seven degrees 
East Eighty two Rods to the Widows Thirds, Thence South 
Seventy One Degrees East Twenty Six Rods to Captain James 
Leavit's Land, Thence by said Leavit's Land to the bounds first 
mentioned. The second piece is bounded as follows viz begin- 
ning at the South Westerly corner of the Land set off to John 
Wilson in said Pasture, and from thence running North Eighty 
five degrees West by the Road leading from Hampton to Exeter 
Five Rods & an half, Thence North Thirty two Degrees West 



26o NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Thirty Rods, Thence North Eighty one degrees East Thirty 
nine Rods, Thence South twenty Seven degrees West Thirty Six 
Rods to the first bounds, containing three Acres & three quarters. 

7 To Judith a Daughter of the deceased, We have set off Nine 
Acres of Land in the Pasture bounded as follows viz beginning at 
the South Westerly corner of the Land set off to Mary in said 
Pasture and from thence running North Fifty nine degrees West 
Eighteen Rods by the Road leading from Hampton to Exeter, 
from thence North Twenty Seven degrees East Seventy nine 
Rods to the Widows Thirds, Thence South Seventy one degrees 
East Eighteen Rods and from thence a Strait Line to the bounds 
first mentioned. Also a House Lot in the Home place bounded 
as follows viz beginning at the middle of the Front Door of the 
mansion House and running North Forty Eight Degrees and an 
half East about four Rods and an half to the Widows Thirds, 
Thence North Twenty six degrees West Three Rods and an half. 
Thence South Fifty five degrees West Eight Rods to the High 
way. Then South Easterly by said High Way Four Rods, Thence 
North Forty eight degrees East to the bounds first mentioned; 
together with that half of the Mansion House standing on the 
same, with all the priviledges and appurtenances belonging to the 
said part of the said House ; the priviledge in the Kitchin & Cellar 
herein before set ofi to the Widow as part of her thirds excepted. 

8. To Anna a Daughter of the Deceased we have set ofi Four- 
teen Acres of Land in the Pasture, bounded as follows viz begin- 
ning at the North East corner of that three Acres & three quar- 
ters of Land before set off to Mary, and from thence running 
North Twenty Seven degrees East Thirty Eight Rods to the 
Widows Thirds, Thence North Seventy one degrees West Thirty 
Nine Rods to the Road leading from Stratham to Exeter, thence 
South westerly by said Road Forty Seven Rods, thence South 
Thirty two degrees East Twenty Rods, thence North Eighty one 
degrees East Thirty Nine Rods to the bounds first mentioned. 
Also a House Lot in the Home place containing Forty two Rods 
of Land bounded as follows viz, beginning at the South West 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 26 1 

corner of the Lot set off to John's share, and from thence run- 
ning North Sixty Six Degrees East Ten Rods, thence South 
Twenty Six degrees East three Rods and an half, thence South 
Sixty one degrees West Nine Rods to the Road, thence North 
thirty nine degrees West Four Rods & an half by said Road to 
the bounds first mentioned. 

9 To EHzabeth a Daughter of the Deceased we have set off 
Seven Acres and Thirty Rods of Land in the Home place bounded 
as follows viz beginning at the North Easterly corner of the Land 
set off to the Widow and from thence running North Eighty three 
degrees East Ten Rods and an half, thence North Eighty five 
degrees East Thirteen Rods & three quarters, thence South 
Thirty three degrees East Twenty nine Rods & one quarter to 
the Road leading from Stratham to Exeter, thence South West- 
erly by said Road Thirty three Rods and an half, thence North 
Forty Degrees West Twenty three Rods, Thence North Twenty 
five degrees East Sixteen Rods and an half, thence North Thirty 
Six degrees West Eighteen Rods to the bounds first mentioned. 
Also a House Lot in said Home place containing Thirty three 
Rods bounding Northerly on the Lot set off to Anna, Southerly 
on the Lot set off to Judith, Westerly on the High Way, and 
Easterly on the Widows Thirds. 

We have also laid out a Way, to extend one Rod and a quarter 
wide West from the Porch of the Mansion House, and from 
thence running North Twenty degrees West through the House 
Lots set off to Judith, Elizabeth and Anna, until it comes to John's 
Lot for the use and benefit of the Owners of each of said Lots. 

We have further set off to Elizabeth as part of her Share in 
said Estate, the One half of Three Acres and an half of Salt 
Marsh lying in said Exeter and is bounded as follows viz North- 
erly, Westerly and Southerly on Nehemiah Oilman's Land, and 
Easterly on Exeter River. 

Exeter November 30*'' 1773 Jon'' Oilman 

Sam' Brooks 
Nich» Oilman 



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[Petition of Thomas Wilson of Concord, saddler, Nov, 18, 
1790, in behalf of himself and his brothers and sisters, heirs of 
Increase Wilson, deceased, for the division of real estate in 
Exeter held by them in common ; assented to by Stephen Kim- 
ball for himself and Samuel Thing; Thomas Wilson for John 
Wilson and Priscilla Blunt; John Odlin in behalf of Mary Odlin; 
John Wilson for himself and sister Thompson; Joseph Rundlett 
for himself and wife; and Judith Odlin for herself.] 



264 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Nov. 19, 1790, authorizing Samuel Tenney, physi- 
cian, Benjamin Boardman, James Thurston, gentleman, James 
Rundlett, and Daniel Clark, yeomen, all of Exeter, to divide the 
widow's dower among the children of Joshua Wilson.] 

State of New Hampshire Rockingham ss. 

Pursuant to a warrant from the honorable Oliver Peabody 
Esq"" Judge of the probate of wills &c. for said County appointing 
us, the subscribers, together with James Rundlett & Daniel 
Clark, a committee to divide among the heirs of Joshua Wilson 
late of Exeter, deceased, a certain lot of land formerly set off to 
the widow of said deceased as part of her dower or thirds of his 
real estate, (which lot adjoins the house lot,) we have divided 
said land according to quantity & quality, as set off to the several 
heirs as follows — viz. 

1. To John Wilson, one of the heirs of Increase Wilson, oldest 
son of the deceased, one share bounded as follows, viz. From a 
post near Sam^ Oilman's house running easterly four rods & a 
half to a Stake — then northerly six rods & four tenths to a stake 
two rods short of the fence between said land & Col. Racket's 
land — then easterly on a straight line to Col. Bordmans land 
northwardly on said land being two rods wide at each end, & 
containing one hundred & sixteen rods. 

2. To the widow Mary Odlin, a daughter of the deceased, one 
share bounded as follows, viz. From the stake last mentioned 
running southerly three rods & seven tenths to a Stake — then 
easterly to said Bordman's land with the same width — & con- 
taining one hundred & thirty five rods. 

3. To Betty Kimball, a daughter of the deceased, one share as 
follows, viz. From the Stake last mentioned running southerly 
two rods & eight tenths to a Stake — then westerly four rods & a 
half to the forementioned post near Sam' Oilman's house — 
then easterly to the said Bordman's land, with a width of three 
rods, containing one hundred & twenty one Rods. 

4. To Anna Thing, a daughter of the deceased, one share 
bounded as follows, viz. From the post last mentioned running 



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southerly two rods and a half to a stake — then easterly, with 
the same width, to Col Bordman's land aforesaid — containing 
one hundred & sixteen rods. 

5. To the widow Judith Odlin, a daughter of the deceased, one 
share bounded as follows, viz. From the Stake last mentioned 
running southerly two rods & six tenths to a stake — then east- 
erly with the same width to said Bordman's land, containing one 
hundred & sixteen rods. 

6. To Priscilla Blunt, a daughter of the deceased one share 
bounded as follows, viz. From the Stake last mentioned run- 
ning southerly two rods & three tenths to a stake — then east- 
erly with the same width, to said Bordman's land, containing one 
hundred & ten rods. 

7. To Thomas Wilson, a son of the deceased, one share 
bounded as follows, viz. From the stake last mentioned run- 
ning southerly two rods & a half to a Stake bounding James 
Rundlets land then easterly with the same width to Col. Bord- 
man land — containing one hundred & ten rods. 

8. To John Wilson a son of the deceased, one share bounded 
as follows viz. From the Stake last mentioned running easterly 
by said Rundlets land twelve rods forming a gore running to a 
point at the bound first mentioned — then southerly to the goal 
lot three rods then easterly on said goal lot twelve rods then 
nearly the same course to said Bordman's land to a Stake then 
northwesterly on said land six rods to the bound stake of the last 
share, containing one hundred & sixteen rods. 

9. To Anna & Priscilla, daughters of Increase Wilson, oldest 
son of the deceased, one share bounded as follows, viz. Begin- 
ning at the northwest corner of the goal lot as it now stands and 
running on the easterly end of the same lot and on another lot of 
Col Bordman's till it comes to land of Winthrop Odlin — then on 
said land to Col. Bordman's land formerly mentioned seven rods 

— then on said land nine rods and a half to the bound stake of the 
lot last described — then westerly to the bound first mentioned 

— containing one hundred & ten rods. 



266 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Exeter, 20*** November, An. Dom. 1790 — 

Samuel Tenney 1 
Benj"* Boardman > Committee 
James Thurston J 
N. B. As the head lines of most of the above lots run a little 
obliquely, when it is said the lots maintain the width of the head 
line first described from end to end, it is to be understood that the 
width shall everywhere be measured on a line parallel to said 
head line, & not perpendicular to the Sides. 

Sam^ Tenney, for the Committee 



LUCY WALKER 1766 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Lucey Walker of Portsmouth in 
the Province of New Hampshire Widow being Sick * * * 

3'^'y I Give unto my Son M"^ Joseph Walker one Third Part of 
all my Estate both Real & Personal to him & his heirs & assigns 
for ever 

^^thiy aigQ J Give to my Son in Law M"^ John Staverse & Kath- 
rine Staverse his wife one Third Part of all my Estate both Real 
& Personal to them and their heirs & assignns for Ever 

^thiy aigQ J Give to my Daughter Elizabeth Walker one Third 
Part of all my Estate both Real and Personal to her & her heirs 
& assigns for Ever 

5thiy a.lso my Will & Desire is that my Son Joseph Walker & 
my Son in Law John Staverse & Kathrine Staverse his wife who 
is my Daughter, and Elizabeth Walker Pay out of what I have 
given them to Lucy Staverse my Grandaughter Ten Pounds 
Lawfull money in Equal Thirds and the money to be put to 
Interest for the Bennefit of Said Lucey Staverse and to be Put 
into the hands of my Executors for that use afores'^ my Real & 
Personal Estate being Cheifly in the Town of Portsmouth in 
Said Province of New Hampshire — 

Finaly I do Constitute and appoint Hunking Wentworth Esq"" 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 267 

& Docf Daniel Rogers to be my Executors of this my Last Will 
& Testament Revoking all other Wills. I do hereby Ratify 
and Confirm this & no Other to be my Last Will and Testament 
as Witness my hand & Seal this 27**' Day of February annoque 
Domini 1766 

her 

Lucey X Walker 

mark 

[Witnesses] William Hart, Mehetabel Walker, Joseph Bass. 
[Proved April 19, 1766.] 



LEVI WYMAN 1766 PELHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Levi Wyman of Pelham, 
yeoman, granted to Patience Wyman, widow, Feb. 27, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 280.] 

[Bond of Patience Wyman, with John Butler of Pelham and 
Samuel Parker of Salem, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £200, 
Feb. 2"], 1766, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Joseph Wright, William Elliott.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 17, 1766; amount, £108. 15. o; signed by 
William Elliott and John Ferguson.] 

[Warrant, March 19, 1769, authorizing John Ferguson and 
William Elliott, both of Pelham, to set off the widow's dower.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £80. 11. o; expendi- 
tures, £65. II. o; mentions "maintenance of 2 Children for 336 
Weeks"; allowed Sept. 30, 1771.] 

[Settlement of claims against the estate; amount of claims. 
£1 12. 10. o; amount distributed, £15. o, o; allowed Oct. i, 1771.] 

[Petition of Patience Wyman, "now Residing in Canady in the 
Kings Demions," March 7, 1801, for license to sell the reversion 
of her dower; license granted March 10, 1801.] 



268 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

SAMUEL BRACKETT 1766 NEWMARKET 

In the Name of God Amen the third Day of march in the year 
of our Lord God one thousand Siven hundred Sixty Six I Samuel 
Bracket of Newmarket in the province of New Hampshire in 
New England Husbandman being aged Sick and weak of 
Body * * * 

Itam I Give and Bequeath to my beloved Son John Bracket 
his heirs and assignes for Ever one acre of Salt marsh which I 
Bought of Samuel and william Hilton Joyning to and Runing 
Parrelel with Thomas youngs Esqrs marsh and also Eight acres 
of Land bounded as foloweth begining at the High way that 
Leads to wadelies Bounding on the North west sid on Land I 
Gave to my Son Joshua and on the South East on said John 
Brackets Land until Said Eight acres be Completed and also 
two acres of madow Land Begining at said Joshua^ Madow Land 
I Sold him and Runs South Easterly Carring the whole Bredth 
of my mowing Land untill Said two acres are Completed also 
one half of my Right and privelige in wadelies mill so Cauled — 

Itam I Give and Bequeth to my Beloved son Ichabod Bracket 
one Shilling Proclemation money to be paid him by my Executor 
within one year after my Decease — 

Itam I Give and Bequeth to my Bloved Daughter mary 
Chapman five pound Proclemation money to be paid to her or 
her heirs or assigns by my Executor within one year after my 
Deceas 

Itam I Give and bequeth to my Beloved Daughter Elizebath 
masson one Shilling Starling money to be paid her by my Execu- 
tor within one year after my Decase — 

Itam I Give and Bequeth to my beloved Daughted abigel Har- 
ford five Pound Proclemation money to be paid to her or her 
heirs or assignes by my Executor within one year after my De- 
cease 

Itam I Give and bequeth to my beloved Daughter Kezia 
Bracket one Shilling Sterling money to be Paid her by my 
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Itam I Give and Bequeth to my Grand Daughter molley 
perkins five pound proclemation money to be paid to her or 
heirs or assigines by my Executor at her arveing to the age of 
Eighteen years Itaam I Give and Bequeth to my son Joshua 
Bracket Whome I Do hereby make ordain and appoint my Sole 
Exacutor of this my Last will Testement to his heirs and assigines 
for Ever all the Remander of my Estate Both Real and personal 
with all my waring aparrel and all my Stock and utntels for form- 
ing use and the one half of my mill at wadelees falls with the 
prvelidge there to blonging also my will is that my House hold 
furniture Shall be Equaly Divided among my Daughters * * * 

Samuel Bracket 

[Witnesses] John Bennet, John Bennett Jun", Hubartus Neal. 
[Endorsed "not provd Date 1766."] 

[Administration granted to Ichabod Brackett of Newmarket 
Dec. 30, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 45.] 

[Bond of Ichabod Brackett, yeoman, with Walter Bryent and 
Joshua Brackett, yeoman, as sureties, all of Newmarket, in the 
sum of £500, Dec. 30, 1767, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Robert Parker, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, March 2, 1768; amount, £59. 4. 3; signed by 
Walter Bryent and John Bennett.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £73. 14. i; signed 
by Walter Bryent and John Smith, and attested Dec. 12, 1768.] 



JOHN NESMITH 1766 MERRIMACK 

[Administration on the estate of John Nesmith of Merrimack, 
mariner, granted to Robert Nesmith March 4, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 250. 1 



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[Bond of Robert Nesmith of Merrimack, yeoman, with James 
Underwood and William Read, gentleman, both of Litchfield, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, March 4, 1766, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate ; witnesses, Samuel Parker, Joshua Blodgett.] 

[Inventory, attested May 9, 1766; amount, £95. 5. 6; signed 
by Moses Barron and Samuel Patten.] 

[License to the administrator, brother of the deceased, Feb. 
24, 1767, to sell real estate.] 

[List of claims against the estate, July 13, 1767; amount, 
£110. 2. o due to Robert Nesmith; signed by John Cochran and 
John Harvell.j 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £44. 13. 6; expendi- 
tures, £16. 19. o; allowed Nov. 5, 1768.] 



BENJAMIN FOX 1766 NOTTINGHAM 

In The Name of God Amen. This Nineteenth Day of march 
Anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty six I 
Benjamin Fox of Nottingham in The Province of new Hamp- 
shire in new England Husbandman Being very weak & sick in 
Body * * * 

Item I Give unto my well beloved wife Mary Fox all and 
Singular my Lands Musuages and Tenements by her freely to be 
Posesed & Enjoyd For and Dureing the Space of seven years 
next Ensueing after my Decease in order that shee may support 
her self and her Children thare by Dureing Said Time and at the 
Expiration of said Time to use Poses and Enjoy the one third 
part of the lands And Tenements aforesaid to her only Proper 
use and Benefit for and Dureing her Remaining my widdow and 
the other Two Thirds of my Lands musuages & Tenements 
afores'd I Give unto my son Benjamin Fox as an absolute Estate 
of Inheritance in Fee Simple for Ever Provided he the said Ben- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 27 1 

jamin shall pay the Legacys which Shall be hereafter ordered by 
my Executor hereafter named 

Item I will to my son Elijah Fox the sum of five pounds 
Lawfull money to Be paid either By my son Benjamin aforesaid 
or if he Refuseth To be paid by my Executor hereafter named 
out of the Two thirds of the Premises afores'd at the Expiration 
of Eight years after my Decease 

Item I will to my Son Daniel Fox five pounds Lawfull money 
to Be paid out of the Two thirds afores'd at the End of nine years 
after my Decease 

Item I will to my son Edward Fox five pounds to Be paid out 
of the Two thirds aforesaid at the End of Eleven years after my 
Decease 

Item I will to my son Israel Fox five pounds to be paid out of 
the Two thirds afores'd at the End of fifteen years after my 
Decease 

Item I will that my three Daughters Moly Bety and Hanah 
Have Two pounds Ten shillings Lawfull money apiece to be Paid 
out of the Two thirds of the premeses afores'd when Each of 
them shall arive at the age of Eighteen 

Also I will that my well beloved wife mary aforesd have & 
poses Half my Dwelling House & seller Dureing her widowwood 
and all the moveables and stock that Shall Remain after pay- 
ment of my Debts will shee shall have to use & Dispose of at her 
Pleasure for Ever. Also I will at the End of her widowwood that 
the other Third part of my Real Estate be my son Benjamins for 
Ever. — 

Lastly I constitute and apoint mary Fox my well beloved wife 
Sole Executor * * * 

Benj fox 

[Witnesses] Joshua Burnam, John Neley, William Nelley. 
[Proved May 28, 1766.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 25, 1766; amount, £5235. 10. o; signed by 
Joseph Sias and Joshua Burnham.] 



272 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOSEPH WATSON 1766 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Watson of Dover, 
husbandman, granted to his widow, EHzabeth Watson, March 
26, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 164.] 

[Inventory, April 10, 1766; amount, £287. 4. 3; signed by 
Ephraim Hanson and Joseph Hanson.] 

[List of claims against the estate, July 30, 1767; amount, £118. 
3. 9^; signed by Alexander Caldwell and Joshua Wingate.] 

Province of 1 We the Subscribers being appointed by the 
New Hamps' J Hon'''" John Wentworth Esq'' Judge of the 
Probate of wills for Said Province To Set of one third part of the 
Rale Estate of Joseph Watsons Late of Dover Deces'' to his 
widow Elesebeth watson we have Don the Same in the following 
form viz — 

Begining att a heep of Stones by the widow Joanna Watsons 
Land South forty Tow Degrees East fourteen Rods from Shef- 
felds Land So Cald Runing noth Eighty Degrees East thirty one 
Rods to Richard Scammons Land Late of Dover Deces'' then 
Southerly by S'' Scammons Land to the Road then Runing by 
S'' Road Thirty one Rods to Land in William Hansons persesion 
then bounding westerly partly by S'' Hansons and partly by the 
widow Joanna Watson their Land to the first bounds Containing 
between Seventeen and Eighteen acres together with one Lower 
Rume in the west Corner of the Dwelling House and also a 
Privilage in the Citchen to Do her house hold work in together 
with a Privilage in the Suller a Cording to her Right in S'' Estate 
and the East end of the Barn as far as the Second Tear of posts of 
S'' Barn for her third part in the afores'' Estate the widow Elese- 
beth is to a Low a Road of Tow Rods in weadth by Scammons 
Land through her Land to Pass and Transport any thing to or 
from the other part of S"* Land to the main Road they keeping 
the Road that is a Low' them there for and as the afores'' buld- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 273 

ings Stands on the afores'^ widow Elesebeth Land the owners of 
the others part of S"^ buldings Shall not be Debar'^ from passing 
transporting to or in or from the afores'* buldings nor from Lay- 
ing any thing by the afores'^ buldings as thay may have a Cashon 
of Kepping within the Compass of Tow Rods Round S"* buldings 
So that no one that has a Right or Shall have in the afores"* buld- 
ings is not to be Debar*^ from Enjoying there Priviladge a Cord- 
ing to there Right in the afores*^ buldings or Shall have there in 
Doing no Damige to the afores'' widow Elesabath by passing 
Transporting but the nearest way from the afores'^ buldings to 
the Road a Low^ Throw her Land as you may See in the anext 
Plan which is humblely Submited by us according to the best of 
our Judgment 

Dover March 23 Day 1767 — 

Joshua Wingate 1 

Alex"^ Caldwell [ Commeette 

Jos: Hanson J 

[Account of Amos Howard and his wife, Elizabeth Howard, 
administratrix; receipts, £204, 10. o; expenditures, £109. 2. 4^; 
mentions " Maintenance of three of the Deceas'ds Children being 
under 7 Years of Age"; allowed April 27, 1768.] 

[Settlement of claims ; amount of claims, £118. 3. 9^ ; amount 
distributed, £95. 7. 7>^; filed Aug., 1768.] 

[Citation to Amos Howard of Dover, husbandman, and his 
wife, Betty Howard, administratrix, Dec. 13, 1792, to show 
cause for not paying the claim of William Watson of Dover.] 

[Decree of court, Jan. i, 1793, placing the bond of the ad- 
ministratrix in suit.] 



GIDEON TIBBETTS 1766 ROCHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Gideon Tibbetts of Rochester, 
yeoman, granted to Nathan Hoag March 26, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 164.] 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 275 

[Bond of Nathan Hoag of Stratham, with Satchell Clark of 
Stratham and Theophilus Smith of Exeter as sureties, in the sum 
of £10,000, March 26, 1766, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, WilHam Vaughan, William Parker.] 

[Warrant, March 26, 1766, authorizing William Allen of 
Rochester, gentleman, and Charles Baker of Somersworth, 
blacksmith, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 7, 1766; amount, £323. 18. 3^; signed by 
William Allen and Charles Baker.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 232.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £97. i. 3, personal 
estate; expenditures, £62. 19. 73^; mentions "maintenance of a 
child under 7 Years old"; allowed Feb. 23, 1768.] 

[Guardianship of Ephraim Tibbetts, son of Gideon Tibbetts, 
granted to Nathan Hoag of Stratham, yeoman, April 6, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 219.] 

[Bond of Nathan Hoag, yeoman, with William Pottle, gentle- 
man, as surety, both of Stratham, in the sum of £500, April 6, 
1770, for the guardianship of Ephraim Tibbetts, aged less than 
14 years; witness, William Parker.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £154. 17. 2^; expenditures, 
£87. 14. 10; mentions "Maintenance of the only Child from the 
19*'' Day of January 1768 till he was 7 y" old being 154 weeks. 
. . . boarding nursing & attend* widow Sixty two weeks & }4 & 
her fun' Expences"; allowed Nov. 13, 1782.] 



JONATHAN MARTIN 1766 NEWCASTLE 

[License to Abraham Trefethen of Newcastle, miller, adminis- 
trator, March 27, 1766, to sell real estate of Jonathan Martin of 
Newcastle, mariner, deceased, intestate.] 



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NOAH TARBOX 1766 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God Amen I Noah Tarbox of Londonderry 
within the Province of new hampshir in new England Cordwiner 
being Sick and Indisposed * * * 

Item my will is and I give and Bequath to my Bloved wife 
Jain Tarbox ten pounds Stering mony of Great Briting in two 
Yares after my Deses and also twanty Dolers which was her Son 
Larnard for Ever and also the Benefit of two Coys and my Mear 
as Long as shee Reamens my wadow as also my Bed and bedsted 
and tramel for Ever as also one fort part of my fising plas as 
Long as my Wadow and I Low my Chirldran to kep my wadow 
and James my Yonges son one Year after my Descees in Rezena- 
bal Bord Shee Given them her third for one Year they Keping 
her mare and Coys I also one bed and Chest and other housal 
plenising fit to kep hir hous as Long as shee is my widow but at 
her Maring or deth thes Last and Catal shall Revetun to my 
Chirldring and also one half part of my Beases 

Item my will is and I Give and Bequeth to my Chirldrain 
Ebenezer Marey Sushana Leade noah Lusae Estar & James 
Tarbox as also my Grand son John Noltan all one Equeal part of 
my Real and personel Estat after my Debts and other Cherges is 
payd only my thire sons is to have one fort Part of my fising 
poles more then the Rest and if my Gran Son John Nolton dies 
before he arifees to to the ages of twant one then his part is to 
Revetun to my Chirldren Equeal and if he Lives he is not to have 
his mony till he arifes to twenty one and any of my Chirldren 
that I am in debets to I alow to have ther Debtes first payd to 
them 

and I do hereby utterly disllow Revoke & disanull all & Every 
other former Testemets wills Legacies and Bequeastts & Exacut 
by me in any wise befor named wiled and Bequethed Ratifyin 
and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Teste- 
ment and do Constutute mack and ordain my son Ebenezer 
Tarbox Exacuter of this my Last will & Testement. In Witness 
wherof I have hernto set my hand and seal this twnty Eght day 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 277 

of March anno Dom: 1766 and in the sixt Year of his Majtes 
Reign Goreg the third &c 

his 
Noah X Tarbox 
mark 

[Witnesses] Ezekiel Grele, Samson Kidder, John Clark. 
[Proved May 9, 1766.] 

[Inventory, May i, 1766; amount, £110. 7. 4; signed by 
Samuel Senter and David Marshall.] 



JOSEPH RUNNELLS 1766 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Runnells of Dover, 
tanner, granted to his widow, Lydia Runnells, April 3, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 171.] 

[Bond of Lydia Runnells, with Zaccheus Purington and Moses 
Varney, yeomen, as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of £500, 
April 3, 1766, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Solomon Hanson, Richard Wibird Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, April 3, 1766, authorizing Joseph Roberts and 
Solomon Hanson, both of Dover, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 30, 1766; amount, £398. 10. 5; signed by 
Joseph Roberts and Solomon Hanson.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £304. 11. 6^; 
signed by Joseph Roberts and Solomon Hanson, and filed Dec. 
30, 1767-] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to a Warrant from the Hon^'* 
Newhampshire / John Wentworth Esq"" Judge of the probate of 
wills &c for the Province of Newhampshire; Directing and ap- 
pointing us the Subscribers a Committee to Set of to Lydia 
Runnals wife & Relict of Joseph Runnals Late of Dover De- 
ceased, one third part of the Real Estate of which the said Joseph 



278 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Died Seiz'd — accordingly we have made an Estimation of Said 
Estate and Sat of to the Said Lydia for her Dower of Said Estate 
the Lands following Viz about five acres of Land in Dover 
afors'* Together with the house, Barn, Bark house, Tanyard &c 
on the Same, being the Same on which the said Joseph Liv*^ in 
his Life time and is Bounded as follows viz Northerly by the 
highway westerly & Southerly by Land of maul Hanson and 
Easterly by Land Belonging to the heirs of martha Pinkham 
Deceased, also Twenty four acres of Land purchased of Jonathan 
Pinkham and eighteen acres of Land purchased of Shadrach 
Hodgsdon which Said Twenty four acres and Eighteen acres of 
Land Layeth together & is near the afors'^ five acres, the whole 
forty two acres is Bounded as follows Viz northerly & Easterly 
by the highway Southerly by Land of Joseph Tibbets & westerly 
by land of the Heirs of martha pinkham afors'' — Dover March 
i«' 1768 — 

Shadrach Hodgsdon ) 

Edward Leathers jun ^ Committee 

Ebenezer Thompson J 

[Account of James Libby and his wife, Lydia Libby, formerly 
Lydia Runnells, administratrix; receipts, £311. 5. 5, personal 
estate; expenditures, £214. 5. 5; mentions "Allowance to the 
Widow Necessaries for upholding Life & the Support of Children 
under seven years old"; allowed Nov., 1769.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £304. 11. 6}i; 
amount distributed, £97. o. o; allowed Nov. 6, 1769.] 



MARY PRAY 1766 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Mary Pray of Portsmouth in the 
Province of New Hampshire Widow being Sick * * * 

3'^iy I Give my Daughter Sarah Chadborn of Berwick Widow 
Five Shillings to paid her by my Executor 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 279 

^thiy J giyg ^Q j^y c^QYi in Law Cyprian Jeffry and olive JefFry 
his wife five Shillings & a Silver Poringer to paid them by my 
Executor — 

^thiy J giyg niy Daughter Hannah Sprauge of Cambridge 
Widow five Shillings — to be paid her by my Executor — 

6th ly J gjyg niy Son in Law William Doak and Jane Doak his 
wife Five Shillings and all my House Furniture of what kind 
soever as beds & bedding only my wearing apparell to be Equally 
Divided among my Children 

ythiy J Give Jonathan Warner of Portsmouth in the Province of 
New Hampshire Merchant my House and Land with all the 
Preveledges belonging thereto to him & His Heirs & assigns for 
Ever wherein I now Live in, oposite to the House of John 
Moffatt Esq"^ & the House of Nathaniel Mendum Esq' in the 
Street that Leads to the River by Henry Sherburne Esq" 
and the Said Jonathan Warner is to Pay all the Legasies 
Debts & funeral Charges out of what I have given him before 
mentioned 

Finaly I do Constitute and appoint Jonathan Warner of the 
afores'^ Town & Province merchant to be my Sole Executor of 
this my Last Will and Testament Revokeing all other Wills. I do 
hereby Ratify and Confirm this and no other to be my Last Will 
and Testament as Witness my hand & Seal this iG"^** Day April 
annoque Domini 1766 — 

her 

Mary X Pray 

mark 

her 
[Witnesses] Dorothy X Pickering, Mark Seavey, Bray Under- 
mark 
wood. 

Portsm" Ap" 19'' 1766 notwithstanding the above Will was 
that the House & Land was given to Jonathan Warner before 
mentioned it' my Desire that when my Debt' & Legaicies & 



280 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

funeral Charges is paid the Residue to be Divided to & amongst 
my Children before mentioned as Witness my hand & Seal 

her 

Mary X Pray 

mark 

[Witnesses] mark Savey, Sam^ Langdon, H. Wentworth. 
[Proved May 28, 1766.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £88. 16. o; expenditures the 
same; allowed Feb. 24, 1779.] 



CALEB ROLLINS 1766 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Caleb Rollins of Stratham, 
yeoman, granted to Ruth Rollins April 30, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 251.] 

[Bond of Ruth Rollins, widow, with John Folsom of Brent- 
wood, yeoman, and Josiah Sanborn of Exeter, tanner, as sure- 
ties, in the sum of £500, April 30, 1766, for the administration 
of the estate: witnesses, John Bell, William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, May 22, 1766; amount, £271. 16. 11; signed by 
Theophilus Smith and Jethro Pearson.] 

Province of \ We the Subscribers being appointed a Com- 
New Hamp^ / mittee by the Hon'''® John Wentworth Esq'' 
Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for Said Province to Divide and 
set off to Ruth Rawlings Widow, her Dower or Thirds which 
happens to her, being one full third part of the Real Estate of her 
late Husband Caleb Rawlings late of Stratham in Said Province 
Yeoman Deceased; and Set forth the Same by Metes and 
Bounds, and make Return &c 

Pursuant thereto we have Set off to Said Ruth, Eight Acres of 
Land on the Westerly Side of the Road by which the Dwelling 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 28 1 

House belonging to S'* Estate stands Begining at the IVorth- 
easterly Corner of Said Land by the School House there : thence 
runing Westerly by the Road Leading to Exeter fifteen Rods, 
thence runing Southerly about fifty Eight Rods to an Elm Tree by 
the fence, by Daniel Robinsons Land, thence runing Easterly and 
Southerly by Said Robinsons Land to Capt Pearsons Land , thence 
Easterly by Said Pearsons Land to Said Road; thence runing 
Notherly by Said Road to the Corner first Mentioned ; Excepting 
only out of Said Eight Acres Liberty to the owners of the other two 
thirds of said Dwelling House to pass & repass to and from the 
Same, as there may be occasion for improving the Said two thirds. 
Also we Set off Eight Acres on the Easterly Side of Said Road, 
Begining at the Nor Westerly Corner of the Land belonging to 
Said Estate, by Said Road; thence runing southeasterly by 
William Chases and Rachael Smiths Land seventy Eight Rods 
to a stake and alder Bush Spotted, thence South 20 Deg^ West 
Eighteen Rods and a half to a stake, thence North 49 Deg* 
West to S^ Road, thence Northerly by Said Road Eighteen Rods 
and a half to the Corner first mentioned ; Excepting only out of 
the Same, a Convenient yard by the Barn on s"^ Land, for the 
use of the owners of the other two thirds thereof: and the priv- 
iledge W™ Chase has of passing through it. 

We also Set off to Said Ruth the two Chimney Rooms in the 
Easterly end of the Dwelling House with the Chambers over the 
Same (Excluding the Garret) and also the Celler under that part 
of the House; with Convenient Liberty of passing & repassing to 
and from Said Chamber and Celler; and a Convenient priviledge 
in the Well. 

also about ten feet the whole width of the Easterly end of the 
Barn belonging to Said Estate, with Liberty of thrashing Corn, 
and hailing in Hay on the Barn flore. 

We make this Return the 8*-^ Day of December anno. 1766. 

Theo: Smith 
Jethro Person 
Sam^ Lane 



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[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £128. 16. 6; expendi- 
tures, £119. 10. 5; filed May 2'], 1767.] 

[Guardianship of Pelatiah Rollins, John Rollins, and Love 
Rollins, minors, aged more than 14 years, children of Caleb 
Rollins, granted to Jethro Pearson of Brentwood, gentleman, 
May 2'], 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 427.] 

[Bond of Jethro Pearson of Exeter, with Theopilus Smith of 
Exeter and James Bean of Brentwood as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, May 27, 1767, for the guardianship of Pelatiah Rollins, 
John Rollins, and Love Rollins; witnesses, William Parker, 
Robert Parks.] 

[Guardianship of two children of Caleb Rollins, aged less than 
14 years, names not given, granted to Jethro Pearson of Exeter, 
gentleman. May 27, 1767,] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 427.] 

[Bond of Jethro Pearson, with Theophilus Smith and James 
Bean as sureties, all of Exeter, in the sum of £500, May 27, 1767, 
for the guardianship of two of the children of Caleb Rollins; 
witnesses, William Parker, Robert Parks.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 10, 1770, authorizing Josiah Robinson of Ex- 
eter, gentleman, Samuel Lane, Daniel Clark, and Jacob Rund- 
lett, yeoman, all of Stratham, to divide the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 88.] 

Province of 1 We the Subscribers being the Major part of 
New Hamp"^ / a Committee appointed by the Hon'^'^ John 
Wentworth Esq"" Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for Said 
Province, to Divide the Real Estate of Caleb Rollings late of 
Stratham in Said Province Deceased Intestate, among his Chil- 
dren &c have done the Same as follows viz* 

We have set off to the Right of Thomas Rollings, (the only 
Surviving Son of Thomas Rollings late of Said Stratham, De- 
ceas'd who was the Eldest Son of Said Caleb, for his Double 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 283 

Portion of Said Estate) Four Acres & twenty two Rods of Land, 
lying on the Easterly Side of the Road leading by the late Dwell- 
ing House of Said Intestate, Bounded as follows viz* Begining 
at the Southerly Corner of Land Sett off for the Widows thirds 
out of Said Estate, by Said Road ; thence runing by Said Road 
Southerly Six Rods, thence South about fifty one Degrees East 
to Daniel Robinsons Land ; thence Northeasterly by Said Robin- 
sons Land twelve Rods to Benjamin Greens Land; thence 
Norwesterly by Said Greens Land, and by Said Widows Thirds 
to the Corner first mentioned. 

We have Set off to Mary Cate Daughter of Said Intestate for 
her Share of Said Land, Two acres and twenty one Rods of Land 
Bounded as follows viz* Begining by Said Road at the Southerly 
Corner of the abovesd four acres & twenty two Rods of Land, 
thence runing Southerly by Said Road three Rods; thence South 
about fifty Degrees East to Daniel Robinsons Land; thence 
Northeasterly by S*^ Robinsons Land four Rods and three quar- 
ters to the abovesd four acres & 22 Rods of Land ; then Bound- 
ing thereon to the Corner first Mentioned. 

We have Sett off to Pelatiah Rollings Son of Said Intestate 
Two acres & thirty Rods of Land Bounded as follows viz* Be- 
gining at said Road at the Southerly Corner of Said Marys part, 
thence runing by Said Road Southerly three Rods & Eleven 
feet, thence South about forty nine Degrees East to Daniel Rob- 
insons Land; thence Notheasterly by S'^ Robinsons Land four 
Rods and a half to Said Marys part; thence runing Norwesterly 
by S'^ Marys part to the Southerly Corner thereof first mentioned. 

We have Sett off to Dorothy, Daughter of Said Intestate Two 
acres & thirty Rods of Land, Begining at said Road at the 
Southerly Corner of Said Pelatiahs part; thence runing by said 
Road Southerly three Rods and a half; thence South about forty 
Seven Degrees East to Daniel Robinsons Land; thence Noth- 
easterly by s'l Robinsons Land five Rods and a half to Said 
Pelatiahs part; thence Norwesterly by his part, to the Southerly 
Corner thereof first mentioned. 



284 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

We have Sett off to Love, Daughter of s"^ Intestate Two acres 
& thirty Rods of Land Begining at the Southerly Corner of 
Dorothys part by Said Road; thence runing Southerly by S"^ 
Road three Rods and three quarters; thence runing near South- 
east to Daniel Robinsons Land ; thence Notheasterly by s*^ 
Robinsons Land five Rods & a quarter, to said Dorothys part; 
thence Norwesterly by s^ Dorothys part to her Southerly Corner 
aforsd. 

We have Sett off to Rachael one Hundred & thirty Seven Rods 
of Land as a part of her Share, Bounded as follows viz* Begining 
at the Southerly Corner of Said Love^ Share by s^ Road ; thence 
runing Southerly by Said Road two Rods; thence near Southeast 
to Daniel Robinsons Land; thence Northeasterly thereby one 
Rod & twelve feet to Said Love^ part, thence near Norwest by 
s*^ Loves part, to her Southerly Corner first mentioned. 

We have Sett off to Elisabeth Daughter of Said Intestate for 
her Share Two acres & fourteen Rods of Land Bounded as fol- 
lows viz' Begining at the Norwesterly corner of Joseph Pearsons 
Land by Said Road ; thence runing Notherly by Said Road four 
Rods & three quarters thence near Southeast to Daniel Robin- 
sons Land ; thence Southwesterly by Said Robinsons Land four 
Rods and a quarter to Said Pearsons Land ; thence Norwesterly 
by S'^ Pearsons Land to the corner first mentioned. 

We have Sett off to Phebe Robie Daughter of Said Intestate 
Two acres & twelve Rods of Land for her Share, Lying by the 
Road leading from Northill to Exeter, Begining at the Noth- 
easterly corner of Land belonging to the Heirs of Joseph Lar- 
rance Deceas'd ; thence runing Easterly by Said Road five Rods 
& a half; thence South about twenty Six Deg^ West to Daniel 
Robinsons Land ; thence Westerly by Said Robinsons Land Six 
Rods & a half to S'* Larrances Land thence Notherly by Said 
Larrances Land to the corner first mentioned. 

We have Sett off to Eliphalet Rolings Son of S'^ Intestate Two 
acres of Land for his Share ; Begining at the Notheasterly Corner 
of Said Phebe^ part by S*^ Road ; thence runing Easterly by Said 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 285 

Road five Rods; thence South about twenty five Degrees West 
to Said Daniel Robinsons Land ; thence Westerly by Said Robin- 
sons Land, Six Rods and a half to Said Phebe^ Share; thence 
Notherly by Said Phebe^ Share to her corner first mentioned. 
We have Sett off to John Rollings Son of Said Intestate for his 
Share Two Acres of Land ; Bounded as follows viz* Begining at 
the Notheasterly Corner of Said Eliphalets Share, by Said Road ; 
thence runing Easterly by Said Road five Rods; thence runing 
South about twenty two Degrees West to Daniel Robinsons 
Land ; thence Westerly by Said Robinsons Land, Six Rods and a 
half to Said Eliphalets Share; then runing Notherly by Said 
Eliphalets Share to the Corner thereof first Mentioned. 

finally We have Sett off to the aforesaid Rachael for the re- 
maining part of her Share (Exclusive of what is set ofT to her as 
aforesd) one acre and a quarter of Land Bounded as follows viz* 
Begining at the Notheasterly corner of Said John^ Share by Said 
Road ; thence runing Easterly by Said Road three Rods to Land 
Sett off to Said Widows Thirds; thence runing Southerly by Said 
Thirds to an Elm Tree Spotted Standing by Daniel Robinsons 
Land; thence runing Westerly by Said Robinsons Land five 
Rods to Said Johns Share; thence Notherly by Said Johns 
Share to his Notheasterly Corner first Mentioned. 

We Make this Return the 31^' Day of January Anno. 1770. 

Sam^ Lane 1 

Josiah Robinson r Com*^^ 
John Taylor j 

[Warrant, Feb. 16, 1785, authorizing Josiah Robinson, gentle- 
man, Joseph Cram, yeoman, both of Exeter, Daniel Clark, yeo- 
man, Jonathan Hoyt, and Nicholas Rollins, gentlemen, all of 
Stratham, to divide the widow's dower.] 

State of New Hamps'' 1 Pursuant to a Warrant from the 

Rockingham ss / Honourable Philips White Esq'' Judge 

of probate of Wills &c for Said County to make partition of about 

Sixteen Acres of Land in Stratham in Said County that was Sett 



286 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

off to Ruth Rollins late Widow of Caleb Rollins late of Said 
Stratham yeoman Deceased as her Dower in the Estate of Said 
Deceased as follows to Sett off to Josiah Smith of Said Stratham 
Gent™ Eight tenths of Said Land to Rachel Miller wife of Jona- 
than Miller and Dafter of Said Deceased one tenth and to the 
Children of Robert Miller by his late wife who was Betty Rollins 
and was a Dafter of Said Deceased one tenth — We the Subscrib- 
ers being the major part of a Commitee Preceded as follows To 
Said Josiah Smith we have Sett off about Seven Acres Lying in 
Said Stratham the Easterly side of the Highway that Leadeth to 
Cap* Josiah Robinsons Begining at the Westerly Corner of Said 
Smiths Land by Josiah Chases house then Runing Southeasterly 
by Said Smiths Land Seventy Eight Rods to a stake and older 
bush spotted then Southerly fourteen Rods to Benj^ Greens Land 
then North fifty two Degrees We* Seventy Nine Rods and half 
by Land of Said Green, to Said Highway then Northerly by Said 
Highway Seventeen Rods and three quarters to the first Bounds 
— Also five Acres and thirty Six Rods on the Westerly Side of 
Said Highway Begining at the Corner of the Road by the School 
house then westerly by the Highway that Leads to Exeter fifteen 
Rods, then South twenty Degrees West forty Eight Rods to a 
Stake then South Eighty four Degrees East to the Southerly end 
of a large Rock in the fence by Said Highway that Leadeth to 
Cap* Robinsons then Northerly by Said Highway to the first 
mentioned Bounds 

Then We Sett off to Rachel Miller wife of Said Jonathan Miller 
one Acre and Ninety Eight Rods in Said Stratham the Westerly 
Side of Said Highway Begining at the southerly End of Said Rock 
then Southerly by Said Highway Eighteen Rods and half to a 
Red oak sprout Spotted then from Said Rock North Eighty four 
Degrees West across Said Land to a stake then Southerly ten 
Rod to an Elm tree Spotted then Easterly by Daniel Robinsons 
Land ten Rods and half then Southeasterly by Said Robinsons 
Land Eight Rods and nine tenths of a Rod to a stake then East- 
erly to Said Red oak Sprout — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 287 

Then We Set off to the Children of Robert Miller by his wife 
who was Betty Rawlings one acre and one hundred and twelve 
Rods the Westerly Side of Said highway that Leadeth to Cap* 
Robinsons Begining at the Northerly Corner of Jotham Rollins 
Land by Said highway at a Brook then Northerly by Said High- 
way twenty one Rods and two tenths of a Rod to Said Red oak 
Sprout, then Westerly by Land we Sett off to Said Rachel untill 
it Comes to Land of Said Daniel Robinson then Southerly by 
Said Robinsons Land twenty Rods and two tenths of a Rod to 
Land of Said Jotham Rollins then Easterly by Said Rollins's 
Land fifteen Rods and Eight tenths of a Rod to the first Bounds 
— thus we have Impartialy Divided Said Land having Respect 
to the Quality as well as the quantity. Dated at Exeter April 
the twelfth Anno. D. 1785 

Daniel Clark 
Jonathan Hoit 
Joseph Cram 



ELISHA MARSTON 1766 BRENTWOOD 

[Administration on the estate of Elisha Marston of Brentwood, 
yeoman, granted to Anna Marston April 30, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 251.] 

[Bond of Anna Marston, widow, with John Tuck, yeoman, and 
Porter Kimball, weaver, as sureties, all of Brentwood, in the sum 
of £500, April 30, 1766, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Daniel Beede, Jeremiah Rowe.] 

[Warrant, April 30, 1766, authorizing Daniel Beede of Poplin 
and Jeremiah Rowe of Brentwood, yeoman, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, May 19, 1766; amount, £202. o. 9; signed by Jere- 
miah Rowe and Daniel Beede. 1 



2»8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, March 4, 1767, authorizing Daniel Beede of Pop- 
lin and Jonathan Veasey of Brentwood, gentleman, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 

[Warrant, March 4, 1767, authorizing John Tuck, Winthrop 
Marston, yeoman, and Jonathan Veasey, gentleman, all of Brent- 
wood, to set off the widow's dower.] 

Province of i We the Subscribers being appointed a Com- 
Newhamp'"'' j mittee By a warrant from the hon'''^ John 
Wentworth Esq' Judge of Probate of wills &c for Said Province 
To Set off to anna Marston widow (Relect of Elisha Marston 
Late of Brentwood yeoman Deceas*^ Intestate) her Dowr or 
thirds of the Real Estate her s*^ husband the said Elisha Died 
Siez'^ of in parsuance whereof we have Meet viewed valued Di- 
vided & set off to the said Anna for her Compleat third Part of 
s*^ Estate twelve acers be the Same more or Less bounded as 
foloweth viz Begining at the Southwest Corner of the said De- 
ceas'^s Land on the north Side of the Rode that Leadeth to the 
meeting house in s"^ Brentwood then Runs northerly on the 
Range way to Land of Joshua Bean then Easterly on s'^ Bean 
fifty four Rods to a stake & stone then Southerly Perelell with s"* 
Range way to a stake by the side of the way that Leadeth to the 
meeting house then westerly on s"^ way to the Bounds first men- 
tioned together with the Dwelling house & other Edifeces 
thereon — 

Divided & set off by us this 16*'' day of march 1767 

wintrop marston 1 
Jonathan Veasey r Committee 
John Tucke J 

[List of claims against the estate, Sept. 29, 1767; amount, 
£91. 7. 8y^; signed by Daniel Beede and Jonathan Veasey.] 

[Account of Joseph Sanborn and his wife, Anna Sanborn, 
formerly Anna Marston, administratrix; receipts, £136. 17. 9; 
expenditures, £191. 7. 4; mentions "bringing up two Children. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 289 

one from the age of three years and nine months old ; the other 
from two years old"; allowed Oct. 27, 1773.] 

[Petition of Jonathan Moulton, creditor, Dec. 23, 1774, for an 
account of the estate by the administratrix.] 



JOHN PAIGE 1766 SOUTH HAMPTON 

In The Name of God amen may the First anno quedmini 
1766 I John Paige of South Hampton In the Province of New 
Hampshier Esq"" * * * 

Impri^ I Give and Bequeath unto Mary my beloved wife the 
soul use prophit and Improvement of the one half of my Lands 
and Medows and the one half of my House and Barn In South 
Hampton and Salisbury with the Appurtenances thareto belong- 
ing which I give unto my son Enoch Paige as shall be herein 
after mentioned, to use and Improve for har Cumfortable sup- 
port and subsistance Dureing har state of widohood and all my 
Houshold Goods, my Loome and tacklen, and all my Cows 
Eues and hiffers, and my beste Horse and Chare, and the one 
half of my Corn grain and hay I give unto my Said wife for ever 

Itim I give and bequeath unto my son Ebenezer Paige the one 
half of my Right in Gillmantown which I bought of Jeams 
Leavit which Lieth In Comon and undivided and fifteen pounds 
Lawfull money to be Paid by my son samuel to him his heirs and 
assigens forever, which I Judge to be his Preportion of my Estate 
togather with what I have giveen him by Deed and other ways 
which I Do hereby Rattifie and Confirm 

Itim 1 give and bequeath unto my son Samuel Paige all my 
land in South Hampton which I bought of Benjemain Baker and 
the Griffens, and that Goar of land which Lieth on the highway 
near Griffins Bridg (so caled) and half my Hats or Medow at 
the Cross Beach, and the other half of my Right In Gilmantown 
which I bought of Jeams Leavit which Lieth In Comon and un- 



290 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

divided with all Priviledges and appurtanances to him his heirs 
and assigns forever, furthermore I give unto my said son Samuel 
the one half of my Mill and Streame whare it now stands with all 
the Privilidges and appurtanances to the same belonging to him 
and his heirs to be Possesed and Improved by him or them untill 
the year of our Lord one thousend Seven hundred and ninty and 
no longer, he or thay Paying unto his brother Ebenezer Paige 
fifteen Poundes Lawfull money within one year after my Decease 

Itim I give and bequeath unto my son moses Paige all my 
Land In Eppen whare he now Liveth, and that half Right or 
Proprietors sheir in Gilmantown which I bought of Benjemain 
Baker (Excepting forty acers allready Laid out and drawn) to 
him his heirs and assigens forever 

Itim I give and bequeath unto my son John Paige all my Land 
In Hawk whare he now Liveth and the one half my Right and 
Shier In that two hundred acer Lot which was Laid out by Kings- 
town to the Right of Samuel winsle Decesed, and a forty acer 
Lot In Gilmantown which is in the second division in that Right 
which I bought of Jeams Leavit with all Privilidges and appur- 
tanances belonging to him his heirs and assigens forever, he or 
thay Paying unto his sister Bettey French Ten Pounds Lawfull 
money within Two years after my Decease 

Itim I give and bequeath unto my Son Ephraim Paige the 
other half of my Right and sheire In that two hundred acre Lot 
which was Laid out by Kingstown to the Right of Samuel wensle 
decesed, and a forty acre Lot in Gilmantown In that half Right 
which I bought of Benjemain Baker, and my Right In the stream 
and mill Previlidge in hauck whare that mill is Caled the Lower 
Cub Pond mill to him his heirs and assigens forever he or thay 
Paying unto his Sister Bettey French fifteen Pounds Lawfull 
money within Two years after my Decease which Considering 
what I have already given him by deed and otherwise which I 
do hereby Rattifie and Confirm I Judge to be his Preportion of 
my Estate 

Itim I give and bequeath unto my son Enoch Paige all my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 29 1 

Land In South Hampton and Salisbury which I have not Given 
to my son Samuel with the Buindings that are thare on and that 
Land In Kinsinton which I Bought of Nathaniel Healey and that 
Forty acre Lot In Gilmantown In The First Devision In that 
Right which I bought of Jeams Leavit and half my flats at the 
Cros Beach with all the Priviledges and appurtanances thare 
unto belonging to him his Heirs and assigens forever the one half 
thareof to be Possessed by him Emeadatly after my deceac and 
the other half after my wifes Deceac or time of Alarrage Further- 
more I give unto my said son Eanoch all my stock of Cattel 
Sheep and swine my Corn and hay which I have not given unto 
my wife and all my tooles and Implements for all manner of 
work boath for man and beaste to work withall he or thay Pay- 
ing all my Just Debts and funaral Expence and Provide for his 
mother Sufficent fire wood Cut fit for the fire and Caried Into 
the House as She Shall or may have occation 

Itim I Give unto my daughter Bettey French the wife of 
Benj" French twenty five Pounds Lawfull money ten Pounds 
thare of to be Paid by my Son John within two years after 
my Deceace and fifteen Pounds to be paid by my son Epharim 
within three years after my Deceace — to har and har heirs 
forever 

Itim I Give and Bequeath unto my grandson Benjemain 
Paige son of my son Ebenezer Paige one full Right or Proprietors 
sheire In the township of warren which I bought of Ebenezer 
Morrill with all Priviledges and appurtanances thare to belong- 
ing to him his heirs and assigens for Ever 

also my will is that all my Land In warren and Pearmont not 
disposd of all my wareing apparril my fire arms and my Books 
be eacquily Divided to and among my sons Except my Littel 
Gun which I give unto my Grandson Benjemain (my Books not 
till after my wifs Decease) 

and I do hereby Constitute Make and ordaine My Son Enoch 
Paige to be Soul Executor * * * 

John Paige 



292 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Witnesses] Moses french, Levi franch, Edward dearben. 
[Proved April 29, 1767.] 

[Mary Paige, widow, and Ebenezer Paige, Samuel Paige, 
Moses Paige, John Paige, Ephraim Paige, and Benjamin French, 
sons of the deceased, accept the provisions of the will and waive 
inventory March 26, 1767; witness, Meshech Weare.] 

[Bond of Enoch Paige of South Hampton, yeoman, with Abel 
Davis of Hampton Falls, tailor, as surety, in the sum of £300, 
April 29, 1767, for the execution of the will; witnesses, William 
Parker, Jr., William Parker.] 



PHEDRIS McCUTCHEON 1766 BARRINGTON 

[Judith McCutcheon renounces administration on the estate 
of her husband, Phedris McCutcheon of Barrington, in favor of 
Ebenezer Thompson of Durham May 5, 1766; witness, Pelatiah 
Daniels.] 

[Administration granted to Ebenezer Thompson May 6, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 194.] 

[Bond of Ebenezer Thompson, physician, with John Emerson 
and Pelatiah Daniels of Barrington, yeomen, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, May 6, 1766, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, Richard Wibird Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, May 6, 1766, authorizing John Smith, 3d, and 
Joseph Stevens, both of Durham, yeomen, to appraise the es- 
tate.] 

[Inventory, July 15, 1766; amount, £276. 15. 5; signed by 
Joseph Stevens and John Smith.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £274. o. 3; expendi- 
tures, £244. 2. 5; allowed July 2-], 1768.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 293 

JOHN SPEAD 1766 STRATHAM 

In The Name of God amen This fifth Day of may anno 
Domini I/66 I John Spead of Stratham in the Province of New- 
hampshire yeoman being but Week in body * * * 

first I Give unto my beloved Wife Elisabeth During her Nat- 
urall Life or So Long as She Remains my Widow The use & 
Improvement of all my Real Estate Lying & being in Stratham 
or Exeter and allso I Give to my Said Wife During the Teirm 
above mentioned all my Hausel Stufe within Dores and my Will 
is that at my Said Wifes Decease or marrage the Hausel Stufe 
to be Equaly Devided too & among my four Daughters viz 
Mary Elisabeth Ann & Lydiah 

Iti"" I Give unto my Son Benjamin Spead five Shilings Lawfull 
money & to be paid to him by my Son Thomas Spead within 
three years after my Said Son Thomas arives at the age of 
Twenty one years 

Iti™ I Give unto my Son Ebenezer Spead Five Shillings Lawfull 
money & to be Paid by my Son Thomas Spead within four years 
after my Said Son Thomas Comes to the age of Twenty one years 

Iti"" I Give unto my Son John Spead Five Shilings Lawfull 
money & to be paid to him within five years after my Decease or 
when he Shall arive at the full age of Twenty Two years & to be 
paid by my Son Thomas Spead 

Iti" I Give unto my Daughter mary Five Shilings Lawfull 
money and to be Paid to her by my Son Thomas Spead within 
Three years after my Said Son Thomas arives at the age of 
Twenty one Years 

Iti"" I Give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Five Shiling Lawfull 
money & to be Paid to her within Four years after my Son 
Thomas Spead Corns to the age of Twenty one years & to be 
Paid by my Said Son Thomas 

Iti"" I Give unto my Daughter Ann Five Shilings Lawfull 
money & to be Paid to her by my Son Thomas Spead within Six 
years after my Said Son Thomas Comes to the age of Twenty one 
years 



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Iti° I Give unto my Daughter Lydaih Five Shilings Lawfull 
money and to her by my Son Thomas Spead within Eight years 
after my Said Son Thomas Comes to the age of Twenty one years 

Iti" I Give unto my Son Thomas Spead and to his heirs & 
assings for Ever all my Lands & bulding Be The Same more or 
Less Lying & being in Stratham Exeter or Else wheare Though 
not Purticekely mentioned he my Said Son Thomas to Come 
into Porssision There of at his mother Decease or marrage my 
Said Son Thomas Paying my just Debts furnal Charges & the 
Several Legices as ordered in this my Last will 

Lastly I Do here by Constitute & appoint my frind & nabour 
Daniel Clark of Stratham afore Said yeoman to be Sole Execu- 
tor * * * 

His 
John X Spead 
mark 

[Witnesses] Theophilus Rundlet, Jacob Rundlet, Theo. Smith. 
[Proved June 25, 1766.] 

[Inventory, June 25, 1766; amount, £25. 16. 9; signed by 
Theophilus Smith and Jacob Rundlett.] 

Province of ) We the Subscribers being Appointed a 
New Hampsh'' j Committee By the Hon^''' John Wentworth 
Esq^ Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for Said Province, to Di- 
vide and Set off to Elizabeth Speed Widow and Relict of John 
Speed Late of Stratham in Said Province yeoman Deceased her 
Dower & thirds of the Real Estate of Said Deceas'd being one 
full third thereof according to Quantity & Quality and set forth 
the Same by Meets & Bounds &c Pursuant to which we have 
Set of to Said Elizabeth three quarters of an Acre of Land 
Situate in Stratham aforesaid Bounded as follows viz* Begining 
at the Notheasterly Corner of Land Belonging to the Estate of 
Said Deceas'd by the Country Road thence runing Westerly by 
Mathew Tomsons Land Nine Rods and a half to a Stake, thence 
Southerly Nineteen Rods & a half to a Stake thence Easterly 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 295 

Six Rods & ten feet to the End of the Stone Wall which is two 
Rods Southeasterly from the Southeasterly Corner of the late 
Dwelling House of Said Deceas'd by Said Road, thence Runing 
Notherly by Said Road to the Corner first mentioned, together 
with the Dwelling House Standing on Said three quarters of an 
acre of Land. 

We make this Return the first Day of July Anno. 1766. 

Theo: Smith 
Joseph Hoit 
Sam^ Lane 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £14. 17. 4X. the personal 
estate being allowed to the widow; expenditures, £13. 11. 10; 
allowed Oct. 30, 1767.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £9. 6. ii>^; amount 
distributed, £1.5. 6}^; allowed July 6, 1768.] 



HUGH MONTGOMERY 1766 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God amen I Hugh Mountgomery of London 
Derry in the province of Newhampshire in New England being 
My ordinary State of Health at present and in perfect Mind 
and Memory thanks be Given to allmighty God for the Same 
this Sixth Day of May one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty 
Six * * * 

Imprimis I Give to My well Beloved wife Jean Mungomery a 
Sufficient Maintenance During her Naturil Life that is to Say 
that She Shall have the Command of all my personall Estate 
During hir Naturill Life but Not to Make any Conveyences of 
the Same 

item I Give My well Beloloved Son Hugh Mungomery one 
Shilling Sterling to Be paid him as soon as May be after My 
Decease 



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item I Give and bequeath to My well beloved Grand Daugh- 
ter Sarah Knox five pound Lawfull Money — 

item I Give and bequeath to My well Beloved Grand Daugh- 
ter Jean orr five pounds Lawfull Money — 

item I Leave My Best father Bed to My well Beloved Daugh- 
ter Mary adams together with the furniture Belonging therunto 

item I Leave all My farming Utensials to My well Beloved 
Son David Mountgomery — 

item I Leave My Best Coat and Jacket to My Grand Son 
Robert Mountgomery the Son of my Son hugh 

and if there is any of My personal Estate Remains after the 
before Mentioned Legacies are paid I allow it to be Equaly Di- 
vided Betwen My Son David Mungomery and my Son in Law 
James adams Except a Note of hand w'^ I have of My Son hugh 
Mungomery w'''' I allow to Be Deliver'^ up to him and I allow 
my well Beloved Son David Mungomery to be My Sole Execu- 
tor of this my Last will and Testament hereby Renouncing all 
other wills forms Bequists and Executors in wittness wherof and 
all herein Contained I have hereunto afixed My hand & Seall this 
Sixth Day of May one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Six 

his 
Hugh X Mountgomery 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Robert Morison, Susannah Heath, James Mac- 
Gregore. 

[Proved May 2, 1767.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 18, 1767; amount, £36. 18. o; signed by John 
Gilmore and James McGregore.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £284. 14. o}^; expendi- 
tures the same; mentions the deceased as surviving executor of 
the will of David Cochran of Londonderry, trader, Samuel 
Barr, guardian of Janet Cochran, Thomas Simpson, guardian of 
Mary Cochran, and Samuel Allison, guardian of David Coch- 
ran, all children of David Cochran; allowed June 29, 1768.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 297 

SAMUEL AUSTIN 1766 SOMERSWORTH 

In the Name of God Amen the Sixth Day of may Anno 
Domini one thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Six I Samuel 
Austin of Somersworth In The Province of New Hamp"" In New 
England Yeoman Do Make & Ordain this my last Will & Testa- 
ment * * * 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Well Beloved Sons Samuel 
Austin & Stephen Austin & to Each of their Heirs & assigns 
forever in Severalty all my Personal Estate not heretofore 
Disposed of by this Will & all my Real Estate In Somersworth 
or Else Where Equaly Divided between them 

Lastly I Constitute Ordain & Appoint My Said Son Samuel 
Austin Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament hereby 
Revoking Disannuling & Disallowing all other Wills by me 
heretofore made Ratifying & Confirming this & No other to be 
my last will & Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set 
my hand & affixed my seal the Day & year first above Written 

Samuel Austin 

[Witnesses] Stephen Varney, William Gale, Tho^ W' Waldron. 
[Proved July 29, 1767.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 23, 1767; amount, £347. 4. o; signed by 
Jacob Sawyer and Nathaniel Home.] 



EBENEZER COLCORD 1766 BRENTWOOD 

[Hannah Colcord, being near seventy years of age, renounces 
administration on the estate of her husband, Ebenezer Colcord 
of Brentwood, May 22, 1766, in favor of her son, Ebenezer 
Colcord ; witness, Benjamin Stevens.] 

[Administration granted to Ebenezer Colcord May 28, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 249.] 



298 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Ebenezer Colcord of Brentwood, gentleman, with 
Daniel Beede of Poplin and John Dudley of Raymond, yeoman, 
as sureties, in the sum of £10,000, May 28, 1766, for the admin- 
istration of the estate; witness, William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, June 7, 1766; amount, £54. 6. 3; signed by Benja- 
min Stevens and John Dudley.] 



NATHANIEL PUTNAM 1766 WILTON 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Putnam of Wilton, 
yeoman, granted to Ephraim Putnam May 25, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 250.] 

[Abigail Putnam renounces administration on the estate of 
her husband, Nathaniel Putnam, June 21, 1766, in favor of her 
brother-in-law, Ephraim Putnam of Lyndeborough, she "being 
but a Woman and a weakly One" ; witnesses, Amos Fuller, Reu- 
ben Harriman.] 

[Bond of Ephraim Putnam, yeoman, with Reuben Harriman 
of Hampstead and Solomon Hanson of Dover, yeomen, as sure- 
ties, in the sum of £10,000, June 25, 1766, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, John Sullivan, William Vaughan.] 

[Warrant, June 25, 1766, authorizing Philip Putnam and John 
Cram, both of Wilton, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 19, 1766; amount, £172. 4. 10; signed by 
Philip Putnam, John Cram, and Amos Fuller.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £38. 18. 6; expendi- 
tures, £56. I. i^; allowed Oct. 28, 1767.] 

[Additional account; receipts, "The Widow living on the Real 
Estate with the Family, there being a Number of Small Chil- 
dren, it allow'd for her Support"; expenditures, £22. 2. 11 ; al- 
lowed June 29, 1768.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 299 

[Guardianship of Miriam Putnam, Sarah Putnam, Mehitabel 
Putnam, Daniel Putnam, Benjamin Putnam, and Susanna 
Putnam, aged less than 21 years, children of Nathaniel Putnam, 
granted to Ephraim Putnam and Francis Putnam March 20, 

1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 258.] 

[Bond of Ephraim Putnam of Lyndeborough, with Francis 
Putnam of Lyndeborough and Reuben Harriman of Hamp- 
stead as sureties, in the sum of £500, March 28, 1770, for the 
guardianship of Miriam Putnam, Sarah Putnam, Mehitabel 
Putnam, Daniel Putnam, Benjamin Putnam, and Susanna Put- 
nam; witnesses, Samuel Hobart, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 

[Warrant, March 28, 1770, authorizing Joseph Holt, Joseph 
Butterfield, Philip Putnam, gentlemen, Jonathan Burton, and 
Nathaniel Putnam, yeomen, all of Wilton, to set off the widow's 
dower.] 

Province of 1 To the Hon^'« John Wentworth Esq"" Judge 
New Hamps"" J of the Probate of Wills &c for the Province 
afores'^ S"" 

By Virtue of the Power and Authority granted, by a Warrant 
to us the Subscribers exhibited. We have Set off to Abigail 
Putnam Relict and Wid"' of Nathaniel Putnam late of Wilton 
in said Province Dec^ Intestate, Her Right of Dower & Power of 
Thirds that accrews to Her of the real Estate, of which the s'' 
Nathaniel died Siez'd, by Metes and Bounds in the following 
Manner Begining at the South Easterly Corner at a Stake and 
Stones by the Road that leads by the House, and about Ten 
Rods Westerly of the Same, from thence runing Northerly about 
Nine Rods to a fast Rock with Stones on it, thence Westerly 
four Rods to a Stake and Stones Standing in the Line between 
the Lot N» 19 in the 7"' Range and the Lot N° 19 in the S*'' 
Range thence Northerly on s^' Line to the North East Corner of 
the Lot N° 19 in the 8"' Range, thence Westerly on the Line of 
s^ Lot, Ninety Rods, to a Stake and Stones thence Southerly 



300 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

across s'^ Lot, Parallel with the Line of the Lot, to the Southerly 
Line of the Same, thence Easterly on s*^ Line & the afores'^ Road 
to the first Bound. Also one Third Part of the Dwelling House 
viz the North or back Room and the Chamber over it, and Lib- 
erty of Setting a Bed in the other Chamber, And one Third part 
of the Cellar, and Liberty of the Well and of passing and repass- 
ing to and from the House and Well. And also one Third part 
of the Barn viz Nine Feet on the Southerly Side from East to 
West with a Priviledge in the Yard and of passing and repassing 
to & from the Same. And also one Third of the now improved 
Garden. Witness our Hands 

Wilton July 9 1770 Joseph Holt 

Joseph Butterfield 
Jonathan Burton 
Nathaniel Putnam 



Com* 



Furthermore, We have likewise taken a Careful View of the 
other two Thirds and find they will not admit of a Division with- 
out Prejudice to the whole, And have in Pursuance to our War- 
rant appriz'd the Same at £86. 13. 4 Witness our Hands 
Wilton July 9*^ 1770. Joseph Holt ] 

Joseph Butterfield I p ^^^ 
Jonathan Burton 
Nathaniel Putnam 

[Additional account of the administrator; receipts, £86. 13. 4; 
expenditures, £49. o. 3^; mentions "Boarding & Clothing Dan' 
son of the Deceased under seven years 39 weeks. . . . Ditto 
Benjamin 141 weeks under seven years of age. . . . Ditto 
Susannah Daughter 250 weeks under seven years of age"; 
allowed March 27, 1771.] 

[Bond of Francis Putnam, oldest son, yeoman, with Joseph 
Butterfield, gentleman, and Ebenezer Perry, yeoman, as sureties, 
all of Wilton, in the sum of £6, April 8, 1773, to pay her share to 
Abigail, wife of Richard Barlow, having settled with all the other 
children; witnesses, Rhoda Holt, Joseph Holt.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3OI 

[Receipt of Ephraim Putnam of Lyndeborough, yeoman, 
April 8, 1773, as guardian of jMiriam Putnam, Sarah Putnam, 
Mehitabel Putnam, Daniel Putnam, Benjamin Putnam, and 
Susanna Putnam, aged less than 14 years, children of the de- 
ceased, for their shares of the estate; witnesses, Joseph Holt, 
Joseph Butterfield.] 

[Receipt of Rachel Carleton, Timothy Carleton, and Mary 
Putnam, April 8, 1773, for their shares of their father's estate; 
witnesses, Nathaniel Putnam, Miriam Putnam, Philip Putnam, 
Ebenezer Carleton.] 

[Decree of court, Dec. 7, 1775, settling the estate on the oldest 
son, Francis Putnam.] 



MOSES KIELLE 1766 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Moses Kielle of Dover, cord- 
wainer, granted to James Kielle May 25, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 250.] 

[Bond of James Kielle of Dover, tailor, with John Sullivan of 
Durham, gentleman, and Joseph Roberts of Dover as sureties, 
in the sum of £ioo, June 25, 1766, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Theophilus Smith, John Wiear.] 



JAMES NEVIN 1766 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I James Nevin of the Province of 
New Hampshire in New England Esquire being in Bodily Health 
and of sound and disposeing mind and memory praised be God 
for the same do make and ordain this my Last will and Testa- 
ment in manner following that is to say I give and Bequeath unto 
my Son George Nevin the Sum of Five Pounds and no more and 



302 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

unto my Daughter Margaret Nevin the Hke Sum of Five pounds 
to be paid them within the Space of Six IMonths next after my 
decease All the Rest Residue and Remainder of my Real and Per- 
sonal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever I give Devise and 
Bequeath unto my Loving wife Isabella Nevin and my Sons 
Andrew and James Nevin and Daughter Mary Nevin and to their 
Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns in manner following 
that is to say One third Part or Share thereof unto my said Wife 
Isabella Nevin One other third Part or Share unto my Son 
Andrew Nevin and the remaining third Part unto my Son James 
and Daughter Mary Nevin to be equally divided between them 
share and share alike at the Age of Twenty one years but if either 
of them should dye before the attainment of that Age then the 
Part of him or her so dying to go to the Survivor and the Heirs 
Executors Administrators and Assigns of such Survivor And I do 
hereby nominate and Appoint Thomas Lane of London Mer- 
chant Captain James Cummins of London Marriner Theordore 
Atkinson of the Province of New Hampshire New England 
Esquire — and my said wife Isabella Nevin Executors of this 
my will hereby revokeing and making void all former and other 
wills by me heretofore made and do declare this to be my Last 
Will and Testament and none else In Witness whereof I the said 
James Nevin the Testator have hereunto set my Hand and Seal 
the Thirty first Day of May in the Sixth Year of the Reign of 
our Sovereign Lord George the third by the Grace of God of 
Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith 
and so forth and in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty Six 

Ja^ Nevin 

[Witnesses] And"" Bricket, Rich<^ Cock, Jn° Evans. 

Codicil to the within Will (viz) 
I James Nevin of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire in New England Esq having on the Thirty first Day of 
May anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Six 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 303 

made my Will and Testament of that Date & duplicated y^ 
Same one of which Duplicates I Deposited in the Custody of my 
Brother in Law Cap* James Cum'in of London & in case of His 
going abroad to be delivered over into the Custody of Mess" 
Lanes & Frazer Merch'* in London — the other Duplycate is 
executed on this Sheet of Paper which Said Will & Testament I 
have & hereby do ratify & Confirm but notwithstanding Subject 
to the following amendments & alterations in this my Codicil 
hereafter mentioned which I hereby will & determine shall be 
deemed & taken to be an appendage & Part of my aforesaid Will 
& Testament and is as follows (Viz) Whereas the Legacys in my 
s^ Will & Testament mentioned as given & bequeathed to my 
Sons xA.ndrew Nevin, James Nevin, & my Daughter Alary Xevin, 
& their Heirs &c being Two third Parts of my Estate & which 
Legacys was by Said Will to be paid when the Legatees should 
respectively arrive at the Age of Twenty one Years &c but no 
Provision is in s'^ Bequests how the Interest that may in the 
mean Time arise & be recievd till the said Legaties shall respec- 
tively arrive at the age of Twenty one Years as aforesaid & so 
recieve their Legacys in Chieffe, which may occasion some Dis- 
pute in and about the s^ Legacys to prevent which I Do hereby 
determine bequeath & order that all such Interest money as 
may be recievd as, or for, the Interest of the s'^ Two third Parts 
of my Estate so given to my Said Sons & Daughter be by my 
Executors from Time to Time as the Same shall be by them re- 
ceivd (as afore Said) Paid to thier Mother Isabella to Enable 
her the better to support & Educate the said Legatees & Induce 
& maintain a due & Dutifull Dependence & Decorum of Be- 
haviour from the s"* Legatees to thier s^ mother — and further- 
more my will is & I hereby give & bequeath to m"" John Marsh 
my Present Clerk the Sum of Fifteen Guinias for his faithfull 
behaviour during his apprentiship & as a Token for the Value 
& Esteem I have for him. 

In Wittness whereof I the Said James Nevin have hereunto 
Set my hand & Seal to this my Codicil above this Twenty Second 



304 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Day of January in the Year of our Lord Christ one thousand 
Seven Hundred & Sixty Nine 

Ja^ Nevin 

[Witnesses] Rob* Traill, Leverett Hubbard, John Libbey. 
[Proved Feb. 13, 1769.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 21, 1769; amount, £641. 7. 11 ; signed by 
Jonathan Warner and Leverett Hubbard.] 

[Bond of Samuel Stone, gentleman, with Nathaniel Goss, 
gentleman, and John Strobridge as sureties, all of Claremont, 
in the sum of $2000, Feb. 4, 1797, for the administration de bonis 
non of the estate; witnesses, Silvanus Redfield, Zina Redfield.] 

[Petition of the administrator, April 1 1 , 1798, for license to sell 
real estate; granted.] 

[Inventory, April 11, 1798; lands in Acworth, Lempster, New 
Grantham, Piermont, Haverhill, Lancaster, and Canaan, N. H., 
and in Pownal, Windsor, Woodstock, Hartford, Stockbridge, 
Manchester, Rupert, Hardwick, Bridport, Lemington, Brad- 
ford, Middlesex, Ferrisburg, Woodbury, Pocock, Dryden, 
Waterbury, Worcester, Draper, St. Albans, Ryegate, Peacham, 
New Stamford, and Dunbar, Vt., $2525.00; signed by Simeon 
Ladd, Benjamin Lamson, and Nathaniel Parker.] 



RICHARD PHILPOT 1766 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Philpot of Somers- 
worth, yeoman, granted to Mercy Philpot June 2, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 249.] 

[Bond of Mercy Philpot, widow, with James Garvin, trader, 
and James Hobbs, Jr., as sureties, all of Somersworth, in the sum 
of £500, June 2, 1766, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, George Meserve, Richard Wibird Penhallow.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 305 

[Warrant, June 2, 1766, authorizing John Wentworth and 
Moses Carr, physician, both of Somersworth, to appraise the es- 
tate.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Wentworth and Moses Carr; 
amount, £23,697. 16. 4; attested Sept. 24, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 285.] 



JAMES PICKERING 1766 NEWIXGTON 

In the Name of God amen the Six Day of June in the year of 
our Lord 1766 I James Pickerin of Newington in the Province 
of New Hampshire Gentleman being Aged and Weak in Body 

Imprimis I will and order that all my just Debts and funeral 
Charges be paid out of my Estate in Convenient time after my 
Decease by my Son Winthrop Pickrein 

Item: I Give and Devise unto my Son John Pickrin his heirs 
and assigns for Ever (over and above what I have already given 
him) the Sum of Twenty five Pounds Lawfull money to be Paid 
by my Son Winthrop Pickerin within five years after my De- 
cease out of my Estate 

Item: I Give and Devise unto My Son Anthony Pickerin his 
heirs and assigns forever Two acres of Land that I Purchased of 
madam wintworth with the Barn thereon or near the Same 
Land that I Convayed by Deed to my Son Thomas Pickrin 
also I Give my Said Son Anthony his heirs and assigns the Sum 
of five Pounds Lawfull money To be Paid by my Son Thomas 
Pickrin within five years after My Decease, out of my Estate 

Item I Give and Devise unto my Son thomas Pickrein his 
heirs and assigns forever forty Eight acres of that Land I Pur- 
chased of madam Wentworth Situate in Newington aforesaid 
Near my Dwelling house he my Said Son Thomas Paying five 
Pounds unto my son anthony as aforesaid — 

Item: I give unto my Daughter Abigail Adams the wife of 



306 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Benjamin Adams her heirs and Assigns for Ever the Sum of 
Fifteen Pounds Lawful money to be Paid by my Son Winthrop 
Pickrein within five years after my Decease 

Item: I Give and Devise unto my Son Winthrop Pickrein 
his heirs and assigns forever All that Tract of Land where I now 
Live Scituate in Newington afore Said Containing About one 
Hundred and Sixty acres which was Conveyed to me the Said 
James Pickerin by my father Thomas Pickerin Late of Newing- 
ton aforesaid Deceased I also Give and Devise unto my Said 
Son Winthrop Pickerin and his assigns the Dwelling House and 
Barns with all the Buildings on Said Land with all the Profits 
Priviliges and appurtenances There of Also I Give and Devise 
unto my said son Winthrop Pickerin All the rest of my Estate 
both real and Personal wheresoever the Same may be found (that 
is not in this my Last Will and Testament otherwise Dispos'd 
of) to him my Said Son Winthrop Pickrein his heirs and assigns 
for Ever he my Said Son winthrop Pickrein Paying my Debts 
and funeral Charges and Legacies Mentioned in this my Will 
out there of and I the Said James Pickrein Do hereby Constitute 
Make and Ordain my Son Thomas Pickrein of Newington in 
New Hampshire afore Said joyner and my Son Winthrop Pick- 
rein of Newington aforesaid Gen* Executors of this my last Will 
and Testament In Testimony whereof I have Set my hand and 
Seal Hereunto the Day and year first above written 

James Pickerin 

[Witnesses] John Hight, John Fabyan, Benjamin Colbroth. 
[Proved Aug. 31, 1768.] 

[Bond of Winthrop Pickering, with Benjamin Colbath and 
Samuel Fabyan as sureties, all of Newington, in the sum of 
£1000, Aug. 31, 1768, for the execution of the will; witness, 
Samuel Hale.l 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 307 

KATHARINE DEAN 1766 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen I Katharine Dean of Exeter in the 
Province of New Hamp"" wife of Docf Tho^ Dean being Dis- 
order'd in Body * * * 

Item I give & Devise to my Son Thomas odiorne all my land 
at little harbour So called which is the share that fell to me out of 
my fathers Jn° Sherburnes Estate, also one Share in the House 
at Portsm° which was my former husbands & fell to me by the 
Death of one of my Sons also one Bed one bolster & two pillars 
which are in my house at Exeter with the bedstead & Curtain 
rods & one new tow Sheet & one Iron pot which he has — 

Item I give Devise & bequeath to Eben'' Odiorne my Son One 
Share in the House at Portsm" which was my former husbands 
& fell to me by the Death of one of my Sons also one bed & one 
p"" large andirons one pot & pair tongs which he has. 

Item I give & Devise to my Daughter Mary Akerman my 
brown Sattin gown & my black bombazeen Suit also my Riding- 
hood & Curtains & one Shift one China bowl large & one Small 
Ditto with the bed & beding, looking Glass & Sundries which 
she has 

Item I give & Devise to my Daughter Elizabeth Odiorne my 
black Padusoy Suit & my Green Damask gown one white Quilt 
two pair linen pillow Casses one Rugg one pair new tow Sheets 
one pair fiat Irons one box Iron one pair brass Candlesticks one 
looking Glass four puter Dishes one Doz puter plates one large 
brass kittle one tea Kittle one large China bowl one Small Ditto 
two Check aprons one green Quilted Coat one black Callimanco 
Coat one holland apron one Shift two tables & all my Chairs five 
Silver tea Spoons one pair Small andirons one Shovel & pair 
tongs & my Muff & Stays & a trunk 

Item I give & Devise to my Sister Randall my purple and 
white China Gown my black Shalloon Quilted coat my red 
Coat & one Check apron 

Item I give & Devise to Sarah Odiorne the wife of my Son 
Eben'' my Gold buttons & Silk mittens 



308 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give & Devise to Sally odiorne the Daughter of my Son 
Eben"" one Lawn apron 

Item I give & Devise to Deborah Odiorne the Daughter of 
my Son Thomas one red & white China Gown & my Capuchean 

Item I give & Devise to Joanna Odiorne Wife of my Son 
Thomas my Bunnet 

Lastly all the rest & remainder of my Estate I give to Thomas 
& Eben"" Odiorne & Do hereby Constitute & appoint them my 
two Sons to be my Executors of this my last Will & testament & 
I hereby revoke all other Wills by me in any manner heretofore 
made In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal 
the 27*'' Day of June 1766 

Kattharine Dean 

[Witnesses] Joseph Moulton, William Fullerton, Joseph Moul- 
ton jun^ 

[Proved July 29, 1766, Major Thomas Dean signing his con- 
sent, witnesses, John Rice, Peter Coffin, James Thurston.] 



JOSEPH DEARBORN 1766 NORTH HAMPTON 

In the Name of God, Amen, I Joseph Dearborn of North 
Hampton In the Province of New-Hampshire Yeoman: Being 
weak In Body * * * 

Item, I give and bequeath to anna my beloved Wife, the Use 
& Improvement of my dwelling House during her natural Life 
and all my household Goods & wearing Apparel and Maid 
Servant, I give to my Said Wife to be at her Disposal and my rid- 
ing Chair and Horse: I also give her twenty Bushels of Corn, 
three Bushels of Malt, The Use of two good Cows and Six Sheep, 
One Hundred Weight of good Pork, One hundred weight of good 
Beef, three Barrels of good Cyder, four Gallons of good west 
India Rum, Six Gallons of Molasses, one Hundred weight of 
good Flour, One hundred weight of good brown Sugar four 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 309 

Pounds of good Bohea Tea, Ten Pounds of good Cotton Wool, 
Thirty Pounds of good Flax ready for the Comb, and Twelve 
Cords of good Wood ready Cut fit for the fire & brought to her 
Door and Shoes Sufficient for her & Servant aforesaid : All the 
above Articles to be performed and done yearly and Every Year, 
during the Said Anna's Natural Life and delivered to her by my 
Son Reuben Gove Dearborn or his Assigns. Item, I give and 
Devise to my Son Levi Dearborn, his Heirs and Assigns for E\er, 
The One half of an Eighty Acre Lott of Land in Chester in Said 
Province which Same Land I bought of Capt: Nath' Drake; I 
having already Given the Said Levi what else I design'd for his 
Portion. Item, I give and bequeath unto my grand Daughter 
Sarah, the Daughter of my Son Levi, One Cow and two Sheep, 
(in Case She lives to be married or to the Age of twenty One 
Years) if not, The Same to go to My Executors herein named. 
Item I give and bequeath unto my grand Daughter Ruth, 
Daughter of my Son Benjamin Dearborn Deceas'd, (in Case She 
the Said Ruth shall live to be married or to the Age of twenty 
One Years) twenty Pounds Lawful money of Said Province, if 
She shall die before either her Age of twenty One or marriage, 
then the Same to remain with my Executors. Item, I give and 
Bequeathe to my Grand Son Benjamin Dearborn Fifty Pounds 
lawful money which shall be applied and Expended by my Ex- 
ecutors, towards Building an House for my Said Grand Son at 
Portsmouth in Said Province within two Years after my Decease, 
if the Same Sum is not advanced in manner afores'^ then to be 
paid the said Benjamin within Said Time in money. Item I give 
and bequeath to my grand Daughter Anna Haniford, Daughter 
of Said Son Reuben Gove, and to her Executors and Adminis- 
trators, One good Cow and Two Sheep within Two Years after 
my Decease to be Deliver'd her or her Assigns by my Executors. 
Item. I give and Devise to my grand Son Simeon Dearborn, 
Son of my Son Simeon Dearborn, to him, his Heirs and Assigns 
for Ever; a fifty Acre Lott of Land Situate in Chichester in Said 
Province Being N° One hundred & fourteen, in the Second Divi- 



3IO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

sion, on the East Side of Suncook River Adjoining to Epsom: I 
also give & Bequeathe to my Said grand Son Simeon One good 
Cow and two Sheep to be delivered within two Years after my 
Decease by my Executors. Item, I give and Devise to my grand 
Son Reuben Gove Dearborn, Son of my Son Reuben Gove, 
afores'^ All my Buildings and all the Land that I bought of my 
Son Reuben Gove and also about Ten Acres adjoining to the 
Said Land, all within the following Boundaries be it more or less 
Viz* Beginning at Marston's Land and running twenty rods 
westerly by the abovesaid Land, and from thence to a Small 
red Oak, on the North Side of the old Meadow, Said Oak being a 
Boundary of the Land I give to my Son Simeon, thence running 
Easterly by the Meadow fence as it now Stands about forty one 
rods to a small Elm mark'd then South forty Seven Degrees 
East to Said Marston's; then by Said Marston's to the first 
mention'd Bounds; To him My Said Grand Son, his Heirs and 
Assigns for Ever. 

Item, I give and Devise unto my Son Simeon Dearborn, his 
Heirs and Assigns for Ever All that Part of my Home farm, that 
is contained within the following Bounds Viz* Beginning at 
William Haine's Land and running by Said Hains's Land untill 
it comes to Land I Sold to Daniel Meloon, then by Said Me- 
loon's Land till it comes to David Jewell's Land, then South 
about Sixty Nine Degrees East twenty five Rods to a rock Maple 
Tree marked, then South about twenty four Degrees and an half 
west Thirty two Rods to a hemlock Tree mark'd then South 
about forty Six Degrees and an half East twenty One Rods to a 
Pine Stump in the fence ; the South about Eighteen Degrees East 
thirty five Rods to a small red Oak mark'd by my old Meadow 
(so Called), Then Easterly by Said Meadow as the Fence now 
Stands about Forty one Rods to a small Elm marked, then 
South forty Seven Degrees East to Marston's Land, then by 
Marston's Land untill it comes to Said Simeon's Land, then by 
Said Simeon's untill it comes to the Said William Hains's Land: 
Likewise two Acres of Salt Marsh Situate in Hampton in Said 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3II 

Province, That I Bought of Thomas Marston; Beginning at the 
river and running So far Southward, the whole Wedth of Said 
Marsh, So as to Contain two Acres To him the Said Simeon, his 
Heirs and Assigns for Ever. I also give and bequeathe to him 
the said Simeon his Heirs and Assigns my Clock — 

Atem, I give, Bequeath And Devise to my Son Reuben Gove 
Dearborn his Heirs and Assigns for Ever, All the rest and residue 
of my Home Farm, which I have not already Disposed of and 
also all the remainder of the Salt Marsh in Said Hampton which 
I had of Said Marston, I give to the Said Reuben Gove, his 
Heirs and Assigns for Ever. 

Item, I give and Bequeathe to my Said Two Sons Reuben 
Gove & Simeon Dearborn All my stock of Cattle, Sheep and 
Swine, together with all my Bonds Notes and Money and All 
my Implements of Husbandry, And if there be any of my Lands 
not mentioned in this my last Will and not Disposed of at my 
Death, my will is that they shall be Equally Divided between 
my Three Sons Levi, Reuben Gove & Simeon and my Grand Son 
Benjamin the son of my Son Benjamin Deceas'd, between them 
& their Heirs and Assigns, for Ever — Item, I give and Devise to 
my two Grand Sons Levi & Simeon afores^ their Heirs and As- 
signs for Ever, All the undivided Lands I own in said Chichester 
to be Equally Divided between them and their Heirs — 

Item, I give, Bequeathe & Devise to my Grand Son Levi 
Dearborn, my Son Levi's Son, a fifty Acre Lott of Land In Chi- 
chester aforesaid, being Lott N° forty, in the Second Division, 
the westerly Side of Suncook-river, To him the Said Levi, his 
Heirs and Assigns for Ever. 

Item, I give and bequeathe to the Church of Christ in Said 
North Hampton Five Pounds Lawful money, to purchase Silver 
Vessels for Said Church, to be paid by my Executors within 
three Years after my Death — 

Lastly I Do hereby constitute & appoint my two Sons Reuben 
Gove & Simeon Joint Executors of this my last Will & Testa- 
ment, here by Ordering them to pay my Debts Funeral Charges 



312 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

and Legacies here in bequeathed (not otherwise order'd) Equally 
between them, out of the Portions given them, and I order my 
Son Reuben Gove to pay, do and perform to my Said Wife all 
the Provisions and Bequests herein before given, as above Speci- 
fied — And I do hereby revoke and disannul all former Wills & 
Testaments by me made, ratifying & Confirming this & no 
other, to be my last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I 
have hereunto set my hand & Seal the Thirtieth Day of June 
Anno Domini One Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Six 
And the sixth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord, 
George the third, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, 
Defender of the Faith &c — 

Joseph Dearborn 

[Witnesses] Benjamin Marston Juner, Willem Norton Jun^ 
John Pickering. 

[Proved Feb. 24, 1768.] 

[Bond of Simeon Dearborn and Reuben Gove Dearborn, both 
of North Hampton, gentlemen, with William Norton of Green- 
land and Benjamin Marston, Jr., of North Hampton, yeomen, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 2t,, 1768, for the execution 
of the will; witnesses, Jeremiah Moulton, Robert Parks.] 



FRANCIS SMITH 1766 SALEM 

[Administration on the estate of the estate of Francis Smith 
of Salem, yeoman, granted to Margaret Smith July 7, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 259.] 

[Bond of Margaret Smith, widow, with Joseph Wright and 
William Smith, yeoman, as sureties, all of Salem, in the sum of 
£500, July 7, 1766, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
John Moreland, William Thorn, Jr.] 

[Inventory, July 24, 1766; amount, £241. 12. 4; signed by 
Samuel Morrison and John Moreland.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 313 

[Warrant, Jan. 21, 1773, authorizing Joseph Wright, John 
Bradford, WilHam Thorn, yeomen, all of Salem, James Betton, 
and Samuel Morrison, gentleman, both of Windham, to divide 
the real estate.] 

Province of ^ Selham March 27*^ 1773 
New hampshire > Pursuant to a warrant to us Directed By 
Rockingham ss j the Hon''' John Wentworth Esq'' Judge of 
Probate of wills for Said County Impowering us to make a Divi- 
sion of the Estate of Francis Smith Late of Said Selham Deceas'' 
the said Estate is Divided by meets and Bounds as follows — 

The Bounds of Will™ Smiths Part the oldest son is Beginning 
at a stake on the line of Londonderry then E: S: E: 35 rods to 
a stake and stones then North 68 rods to a stake by the road then 
west 12 rods to a stake then N B W 41 rods to a small white oak 
Tree then north about 50 rods to the line of the Rev'' David Mac- 
gregors land then west 14 rods to a birch marked then South by 
the line of Will™ Thoms land to the Bounds first Mentioned 
Containing about 23 acres — also one Divid of the meadow Be- 
gining at a Popler Tree at the Bounds of Will™ Thoms meadow 
then westerly about 12 rods to a stake then north acrose said 
meadow to the upland then by the upland to the Bounds of said 
Will™ Thoms meadow then by said Thoms meadow to the 
Bounds first Mentioned 

The Bounds of The Widow Smiths Dower of said Estate is as 
follows Beginning at a stake then East 10 rods to a stake then 
north 7 rods to a stake By the road then N N E 80 rods to the 
line of the Rev'' David Macgregors land then west By said line 
to a north and South line which Divids the said Widows thirds 
and the above Will™ Smiths Part of the Said Estate then by 
said W^ill™ Smiths line 50 rods to a white oak tree mark'' then 
S B E 41 rods to the Bounds first mentioned Containing about 
24 acres — also the Easterly part of the Dwelling House (viz) 
the East part of the Celler Lower room and Chamber with the 
third part of the Barn — 

The Bounds of Solomon Smiths part (the second son) is as 



314 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

follows (viz) Begins at a stake and Stones at the road then 
N N E by the line of the above said Widows thirds 90 rods to 
the line of the Rev^ David Macgregors land then East by said 
line 25 rods then South 24 Deg^ west 90 rods to a stake at the 
road then By said road to the Bounds first mentioned Contain- 
ing about 1 2 acres — also one Divid of the meadow (viz) the 
westerly part of the same Begining at a stake at the south 
Side of said meadow then westerly by said meadow 14^2 rods 
to a stake at the upper End of said meadow then north across 
said Meadow to the upland then by the upland 14^2 rods then 
south to the Bounds first mentioned — 

The Bounds of Agness Smiths part of said Estate is as follows 
Beginning at a stake at the road then north 24 Deg^ East 95 
rods Bounding on Solomon Smiths part of Said Estate to the 
line of the Rev^ David Macgregores land then East 24 rods by 
Said line then South 29 Deg^ East to a stake at the road then By 
the Said road to the Bound first mentioned — also one Divid 
of the Meadow (viz) the Divid that lyes East of Solomon Smiths 
part of Said Meadow Begins at a meaple at the south side of 
Said meadow then westerly ()}4 rods to a Stake the Bounds of 
said Solomon Smiths part of Said meadow then north across 
said Meadow to the upland then by the upland 9>^ rods to a 
stake then South to the Bounds first mentioned. 

The Bounds of Margaret Smiths part of said Estate is as 
folows Beginning at a stake at the road then north 29 Deg^ 
East 96 rods Bounding on Agness Smiths part of said Estate to 
the line of the ReV^ David Macgregors land then East by Said 
line 23 rods to a stake then South 42 Deg^ west 100 rods to a 
stake at the road then By Said road to the Bounds first men- 
tioned Containing about 12 acres also one Divid of the meadow 
Begins at a meaple at the South Side of said Meadow then west- 
erly 18 rods to a meaple the Corner of Agness Smiths part of 
said meadow then north across S'* meadow to the upland then 
Easterly by the upland 18 rods to a stake then South to the 
Bounds first mentioned — 



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Frances Smiths part of said Estate Begins at a stake at the 
road then north 42 Deg' East 104 rods Bounding on Margrat 
Smiths part of Said Estate to the Hne of the Rev* David Mac- 
gregors land then East By Said Hne to ^^I' Heans land so Called 
then south to a stake at the South Side of Will™ Thoms meadow 
then about west to a stake the Corner of M'' Hardys land then 
South west to the road then by Said Road to the Bounds first 
mentioned Containing about 20 acres Reserving to the Widow 
Smith a priviledge of the wood of four acres of this part if She 
Stands in need of it at the north side of the meadow and the 
East part of Said Division — also one Divid of the meadow 
Beginning at a stake at the south Side of said Meadow then west 
16 rods to a meaple the Corner of Margret Smith part of said 
Meadow then north across Said Meadow to the upland then by 
the upland Easterly to the line of Will"^ Smiths part of Said 
meadow then South to the Bounds first mentioned 

Whereas the Westerly part of the House would not admite of a 
Division the oldest son Will" Smith is to have the Whole together 
with the Black Smiths Shop he paying to the other Heirs Seven 
Pounds four Shillings Law' money — Likewise the Barn Exclusive 
of the widows third is to be Held in Common with the Priviledges 
of the Same Given under our Hands the Day & year afores^ 

Sam' ?kIorison 
Will-" Thom s""^ 
James Betton 

[Petition of Francis Smith, Dec. 18, 181 1, for administration 
de bonis non, he being the second son, his oldest brother refusing, 
and the widow being lately deceased.] 

[Bond of Francis Smith of Salem, yeoman, with William Smith 
of Windham, yeoman, and John Morrison of Londonderry as 
sureties, in the sum of ^3000, Dec. 18, 181 1, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witness, John J. Parker.] 

[Inventory, April 14, 18 12; amount, ^202.83; signed by 
Elisha Woodbury and Joseph Thom.] 



3l6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Petition of Francis Smith, April 15, 1812, for the appoint- 
ment of WilHam Thom, EHsha Woodbury, and William Clough 
as commissioners in insolvency.] 



JONATHAN PULSIFER 1766 BRENTWOOD 

In the Name of God Amen I Jonathan Pulcifer of Brentwood 
in ye Province of New Hampshire in New England Cordwainer, 
being weak of Body * * * 

Item I give and bequeath to my well Beloved wife Susannah 
Pulcifer the Use and Improvement of my homestead and also y« 
use and Improvement of all my Stock of Cattle Sheep and Swine 
and all other my moveables In doors and out So long as She re- 
mains my widow — 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Samuel Pulcifer 
all my Lands in Dearfield in y*' Township of Notingham to him 
his heirs and assigns forever, he paying those Legacies y* I Shall 
order in this my Last will and Testament 

Item I Give and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter, 
Hanah Pulcifer the Sum of Five Pounds Lawfull money to be 
paid in Such Species as shall best Suit her, by my son Samuel 
Pulcifer in five Years after my Decease — 

Item I Give and bequeath to my well Beloved Daughter 
Elisabeth Cram the sum of Two Pounds ten shillings Lawfull 
money to be paid by my Son Samuel Pulcifer in Six Years after 
my Decease in Such Species as shall best Suit her 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter mary 
Pulcifer, y" Sum of Five Pounds Lawfull money to be Paid by 
my Son Samuel Pulcifer in Such Species as will best Suit her, in 
two Years after my Decease I also give her a prevelege in my 
house and Cellar So long as she remains Unmaried 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Granson Jonathan Bachelder 
y" sum of Twenty Shillings Lawfull money to be paid him in 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 317 

Species by my son Samuel Pulcifer when he arives at y" full age 
of Twenty one Years 

Item I give and Bequeath to my three Daughters (Viz) Hanah 
Pulcifer Elizabeth Cram, and mary Pulcifer, after y^ Decease or 
Second marriage of My wife aforesd all my Indoor moveables to 
be Equally Divided betwen them 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Benjamin Pulcifer 
his heirs & assigns forever, after y Decease or Second marriage 
of my wife afore^'' all my lands in Brentwood, with Buildings on 
y" Same, and als all my out Door moveables, and what Stock of 
Cattle Sheep Swine or Horses my wife Shall leave at her Decease 
or Second marriage 

Finally I Do hereby Constitute and appoint my well Beloved 

Wife Susanah Pulcifer to be Sole Executrix of this my Last Will 

& Testament: In Witness whereof I Do hereunto Set my hand 

and Seal This Twelfth Day of July anno Domini 1766 and in y« 

Sixth Year of his Majestys Reign , . 

his 

Jonathan X Pulcifer 

mark 

[Witnesses] Nathanael Trask, Stehen Buter, James Gooden. 
[Proved Aug. 18, 1766.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 24, 1766; amount, £158. 17. 6; signed by 
Stephen Butler and James Gooding.] 



SARAH ORDWAY 1766 SOUTH HAMPTON 

In The Name of God Amen. I Sarah Ordway of South- 
Hampton in the Province of New-Hampshire in New England 
the Wife of John Ordway Cordwainer being under Bodily weak- 
ness * * * 

Imprimis. My Will is that all my just Debts and Funeral 
Chargs and the Legacies Contained in this my Will be Paid by 
the Persons hereafter named as Shall be allotted to them. That is 



31 8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

to Say my son Richard and James Carr Shall Pay one Quarter 
Part of my Funeral Charges out of the Land which I Shall here- 
after give and bequeath to them in this my Will and the other 
Three Quarters of my Funeral Charges be Paid by my Five 
Daughters hereafter named out of my Personal Estate, And the 
Debts and Legacies also be Paid out of my Personal Estate by 
my Executors hereafter named my Will also is that if any of my 
Daughters hereafter named Refuse to Pay their Proportion of the 
Debts or Funeral Charges that the Executors hereafter named 
Shall have Liberty to Pay them out of my Personel Estate 

Secondly. I Give all that Land which I bought of my 
Brother in law Ebenezer Kimball and Elisabeth his wife and also 
all that Land which I bought of my Brother in law John Carr 
and Elisabeth his wife all which Land is Situate lying and being 
in the Town Ship of Salisbury in the County of Essex and Prov- 
ince of the Massachusetts Bay in new England this I Give to my 
Sons and Daughters to be Divided between them In the Follow- 
ing manner: (viz) My Will is that one acre an A Halfe be Set off 
to my son James Carr to be Equal in Quality with the Rest and 
one halfe of my Great stilyards to be for him his heirs and As- 
signs for Ever, and the Remainder of my lands to be Equally 
Divided between him and my other Children that is to Say I 
Give To my Son Richard Carr one Seventh Part and the other 
halfe of my Great stilyards. I Give to my Daughter Sarah the 
Wife of Joshua French one Seventh Part and to my Daughter 
Judith Hoyt Widow one Seventh Part, and to my Daughter 
Elisabeth the Wife of Loot Colby one Seventh Part, and to my 
Daughter Rebecca Ordway Widow one Seventh Part, and to my 
Daughter Mary the Wife of Jonathan Straw one Seventh Part, 
this I Give to them their Heirs and Assigns for Ever. 

Thirdly. I Do Now Give all the Rest of my Estate all my 
Wearing Clothes and all my Linen my Bills Bonds Notes of 
Hand Household Stuf all my Stock and all my Estate of What 
Name or Nature So Ever to be Equally Divided between my 
Five Daughters above mentioned that is to Say between my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 319 

Daughters Sarah French Judith Hoyt EHsabeth Colby Rebecca 
ordvvay Mary Straw this I Give to them their Heirs and Assigns 
for Ever; Except one Seventh Part of the above said lands W hich 
I Shall hereafter Give to my Son James Carr and one Sixth Part 
of my Bills Bonds and Notes of Hand if He Takes up to be my 
Executor and Twelve Shillings Lawfull money which I Shall 
hereafter Give to Dorothy the Wife of Jacob Mirick and Daugh- 
ter of my Former Husband Richard Carr 

Fourthly I Give unto Dorothy the Wife of Jacob Mirick the 
Daughter of my Former Husband Richard Carr Twelve Shillings 
Lawfull money to be Paid by my Son James Carr out of my 
Personal Estate Within Six months after my Decease 

Finally I Give unto my Son James Carr one Seventh Part 
of my Lands in Salisbury besides what I have already Given him 
Which Lands I Bought of my Brother Kimbel and Carr aforesaid 
to be his his Heirs and Assigns for Ever and one Sixth Part of 
my Bills and Bonds and Notes of Hand if he takes up to be one 
of my Executors, Whom with my Son in Law Joshua French I 
Do make Ordain and Constitute to be my Executors of this my 
last Will and Testament and Do hereby Revoke and make void 
all other and Former Will and Wills by me made or Declared and 
Do Ratifie and Confirm this and this only to be my Last Will and 
Testament 

In Witness whereof I the Said Sarah Ordway with my Husband 
John Ordway have Here un to Set our Hands and Seals this 
Eightenth Day of July Annoq Domini One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty Six and In the Sixth year of the Reign of 
George the Third King over Great Britain &c 

Sarah ordway 
John Ordway 

[Witnesses] Rich^ Collins, Parmenas Watson, Benjamin 
Collins. 

[Proved Feb. 25, 1767, and "Ordered to Lay till the Con- 
tracts before Marriage Can be Produced & Proved by which she 
was Authourized to make a will."] 



320 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

This Indenture made Between John Ordwa of South Hampton 
in the Province of new hampshire in New England on y^ one part 
and Sarah Carr of Salisbury in y" County of Essex in the Province 
of y Massachusetts Bay in New England widow on y other 
Part wittnesseth That in Consideration of a marriage Intended 
and shortly to be solemnized between the s'^ Parties and to pre- 
vent any disputes that may hereafter arise about either of their 
Estates respectively and to maintain a lasting friendship and 
Unity between them and theirs on Each part It is Mutually 
Covenanted and agreed Between y s^ Parties in Man'' and form 
following vid* first that the s^ John Ordwa doth by these p'"sents 
Covent promise agree to and with y s<^ Sarah Carr first that it 
may and shall be lawfull for her to have hold Improve and dis- 
pose of all such real estate which was her former husbands as she 
shall see good during our wedlock for the benefit and advantage 
of her children. 2^'^ That whatever personal estate in stock or 
household goods the said Sarah shall see Good to bring to y s'^ 
Jn° ordwa upon marriage upon the death of y^ s^ Sarah Carr 
shall be returned to her children in case y s'^ Sarah should hap- 
pen to dye first Excepting what of it may be diminished by any 
Extraordinary or providence 3'^'y that what additions may be 
made in the household goods by them Joyntly during their wed- 
lock shall be divided between their children that is to say one 
half thereof to his the other half to her children after their decease 
4'y that In case y s^ Jn° Ordwa should dye and leave y s'^ Sarah 
a widow she shall be allowed out of his Estate the use of Eight 
Acres of land on y west side of his homstead butting on y road 
ab* sixteen rods and one half of his dwelling house on y north 
side and y^ privilidge of the yard & well for wood and water and 
y Liberty of Cutting and Getting her firewood upon my farm 
so long as she shall remain my widow and sees good to live there 
But in Case she shall chuse to Go off the farm and live with any 
of her own children or elswhere then she shall have ffifteen 
pounds per Annum paid her yearly out of my Estate in bills of 
cred* of y old tenor or Equivlent thereto so long as she remains 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 321 

my widow in Leiu thereof and 5'^ that upon y" s^ Jn° ordwa's 
death the abovs'' personal Estate shall be returned to her if she 
survive him if not then to her children as before mentioned. 

And secondly that y" s^ Sarah Carr doth by these p'^sents 
Covenant and promise to and with y*' s*^ John Ordwa his heirs 
Executors admin""^ and assigns That in Case should out live y" s^ 
Jn° ordwa she will not have Claim challenge or demand any right 
of Dower or power of thirds of in or to y Estate of y^ s*^ Jn° 
ordwa real or personal but be forever Excluded and debarred of 
and from the same upon y performance of the abovementioned 
articles on his part and behalf and for Confirmation of all and 
singular y® abovementioned articles Coven*^ and agreem*^ on 
Each part to be performed we the said parties do by these p'"sents 
bind and oblidge our selves and our respective heirs Execut" and 
Admin" Unto AI"" william Bradbury Esq"" his Execut" or ad- 
min" as a third person or ffeoffee in trust to see to the faithfull 
performance of the same on Each part according to the true 
meaning and Intent thereof wittness our hands and seals this 
Eighth day of Decemb"" Anno Domini 1742 

John ordway 
Sarah Carr 

signed sealed & delivered In presence of us 
Caleb Cushing 
William Parsons 

[Attested at Oilman ton April i, 1767, by William Parsons.] 

[Bond of James Carr of Salisbury, Mass., shipwright, and 
Joshua French of Kingston, yeoman, with Andrew Greeley of 
Kingston, yeoman, as surety, in the sum of £100, Feb. 25, 1767, 
for the execution of the will; witnesses, Sarah Parker, William 
Parker, Jr.] 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £116. 12. 10, personal 
estate; expenditures, £113. 6. 2; allowed Nov. 7, 1769.] 



322 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

PAUL SMITH 1766 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Paul Smith of Chester, yeo- 
man, granted to Love Smith July 30, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 261.] 

[Bond of Love Smith, widow, with Silvanus Smith and Francis 
Page of North Hampton, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, July 30, 1766, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, William Vaughan.] 

[Warrant, July 30, 1766, authorizing Samuel Roby, gentle- 
man, and William White, yeoman, both of Chester, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Sept. 22, 1766; amount, £547. 8. 6; 
signed by Samuel Roby and William White.] 

[Warrant, March 5, 1772, authorizing Samuel Emerson, 
Samuel Roby, gentleman, John Underhill, gentleman, John 
Roby, and Stephen Morse, husbandmen, all of Chester, to divide 
the real estate held in common by Abigail Smith, minor, daugh- 
ter of Paul Smith, and Huldah Smith, widow, daughter of Sil- 
vanus Smith of Chester, gentleman, deceased.] 

Rockingham ss We the Subscribers being Authorised and 
appoynted By the Honb^ Judge of Probate for said county to 
make a Division or Pertition of the Reall Estate of Abigail 
Smith a minor Daughter of Paul Smith of Chester Deceased and 
Huldy Smith Daughter of Silvanus Smith of Chester Deceased 
she also being a minor: accordingly we have Don it in the fol- 
lowing mannor (viz) first in the homesteed : we set of to Abigail 
Smith Daughter of the said Paul Smith on the Easterly side of 
the High way where the House now stands about thirty five 
acres of Land: Bounded as followeth: first at the norwesterly 
corner at a stake and stones standing in the corner By the High 
way Leading towards m'' Wilsons: then Runing South west by 
the High way Leading towards Londonderry forty Rods to a 
stake and stones: then South East Seven Rods to a stake and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 323 

stones: then south west ten Rods to a stake and stones: then 
South East to a stake and stones at the High way standing 
Exactly in the midle of the three home Lots: then north East by 
said High way about thirty two Rods to a stake and stones at m"" 
Wilsons Land then by his Land nor west about one Hundred and 
twenty six Rods to a stake and stones : then North East by said 
m"" Wilsons Land about Twenty Rods to a stake and stones by 
the High way and so by that about Forty Two Rods to the first 
bound with about nineteen acres and a Halfe of Land more 
Laying on the westerly side of the High way bounded first at 
the north Easterly corner at a stake and stones by said High 
way: then nor west by Grahams Lot so called one Hundred and 
Seventy Eight Rods to a stake and stones then South west by 
the High way Eighteen Rods and a quarter of a Rod to a stake 
and stones: then South East the whole Length of the Lot to a 
stake and stones by the High way Leading to Londonderry then 
by that Northerly Eighteen Rods and a Quarter to the first 
bound — Also we set of to her the said Abigail about thirty five 
acres of Land Laying on the Northerly side of the aditionell Lot 
N° 30 origenelly Laid out to the Right of Benj^ Smith Bounded 
as foUoweth (viz) first at the small white pine tree marked by the 
High way at the nor westerly End of the home Lots : then North 
East by said High way about sixty four Rods to a stake and 
stones : then nor west about fifty three Rods to a Hemlock tree 
fallen Down: then westerly about forty Rods to a Large white 
pine stump : and then Nor west about thirty six Rods to a white 
oak tree marked: then south westerly by Henry halls Land 
thirty Six Rods to a stake and stones : then streight to the first 
bounds 

Secondly We have Set of to Huldy Smith Daughter of the said 
Silvanus Smith Now Deceased as followeth : in the homesteed on 
the Easterly side of the High way adjoyning to John Sanborn 
Dearbons Land about thirty acres and a half of Land Bounded 
first at the south Easterly corner at a stake and stones by the 
High way standing Exactly in the midle of the three home Lots: 



324 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

then south west about thirty Two Rods to a stake and stones 
by Dearbons Land : then Nor west by s^ Dearbons Land to the 
Highway Leading towards Londonderry: then North East by 
said High way forty Rods to a stake and stones then south East 
Seven Rods by Land set of to Abigail Smith to a stake and 
stones: then south west ten Rods to a stake and stones: then 
streight to the first bounds with about Twenty five acres more 
Laying on the westerly side of the High way Bounded as fol- 
loweth first at a stake and stones by the High way Leading to 
Londonderry being the southerly bound of Land we have set 
of to Abigail Smith then south west by said High way Twenty 
one Rods and three Quarters of a Rod to a stake and stones by 
John S'' Dearbons Land then Nor west by his Land 178 Rods to 
a stake and stones by the High Way: then north East by said 
High way Twenty Two Rods and three Quarters to a stake and 
stones then by Land we set of to abigail Smith streight to the 
first bound mentioned — 

Also we set of to the said Huldy Smith about Twenty nine 
acres and a Half of Land Laying on the southerly side of the 
aditionall Lot N° 30 origenelly Laid out to the Right of Benjamin 
Smith Bounded first at the southerly corner a white oak tree 
marked Being an origenell Bound of said Lot then nor west by 
the High way One Hundred and ten Rods to a stake and stones 
then North easterly Bounding partely on Common Land and 
partely on Henry Halls Land Forty Two Rods and a Half to a 
stake and stones: then South East by Land we set of to Abigail 
Smith about one Hundred and ten Rods to a Small white pine 
tree marked : then South west by the High way forty two Rods 
and a half to the white oake tree first mentioned and thus we 
make our Return this Twenieth Day of July A:D: 1772 

Sam'' Emerson 
Sam'' Robie 
John underhill 
John Robie 
Stephen morss 



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JOHN HUBBARD 1766 EPSOM 

[Bond of Andrew McClary of Epsom, yeoman, with Richard 
Jenness, 3d, of Rye and Nicholas Duda of Lee, yeoman, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, July 30, 1766, for the administration 
of the estate of John Hubbard of Epsom, yeoman; witnesses, 
William Parker, William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, attested Oct. 21, 1766; amount, £87. 12. 6; signed 
by Ephraim Locke and John McClary.] 

[List of claims against the estate, attested March 7, 1767; 
amount, £165. 9. 2; signed by John McClary and Reuben 
Sanborn,] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £150. 9. 6; expendi- 
tures, £40. 15. o; mentions a widow; allowed March 30, 1769.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £165. 9. 2; amount 
distributed, £109. 14. 6; allowed June 2'], 1771.] 



RICHARD GREELEY 1766 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Greeley of Ports- 
mouth, hatter, granted to Josiah Clark July 30, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 261.] 

[Bond of Josiah Clark of Greenland, joiner, with Eliphalet 
Daniell of Portsmouth, gentleman, and Abraham Dearborn, 
joiner, as sureties, in the sum of £500, July 30, 1766, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, William Vaughan, Wil- 
liam Parker.] 

[Petition of Elizabeth Leach of Portsmouth, creditor, Jan. 6, 
1773, for an account of the estate by the administrator.] 



326 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOHN CHRISTIE 1766 WINDHAM 

In the Name of god Amen — I John Cristy of Windham with 
in the Province of Newhampshire in New England Gent^^man 
Being Indisposed in Body * * * 

Item my Will is y* my Dearly Beloved wife Marry Cristy 
Shall have and enjoy the one third of my home Estate that is 
Exclusief of my Late purchases : that is from Morgan and Smylie 
and m"" Kinkead and s"^ third to be Given her off Eather Side 
which Shee Shall Chouse for her use and Benefit Dureing her 
Naturall Life : and also one Cow and what Beding and houshold 
furnitur y* I had with her when we were Married and the third of 
my Buldings to her Convenence — 

Item my will is that my Son Moses Cristy shall have and En- 
joy the whole of my afores*^ and Discribed home Estate with y* 
which I had from Smylie Laying across the End of s*^ home Estate 
South Easterly to William Woodberrys Land and the one half of 
my houshold furniture Exclusief of what is my wifes : and the one 
half of all my farming Utentials and all my wearring apperrall 
and the one half of the Remaining part of my Stock — 

Item my Will is y* my Son Mosess part of the Stock and farm- 
ing utentials and all my wearring apperrall may be Sold and y" 
money put to Intrest for the upbringing and Educating of him — 

Item my will is that my Exacutors take Care that my Children 
be Decently brought up and Cristianly Educated if god Shall 
Spar them to be good English Seolors to Read write and Scipher 
well — 

Item my will is that my Son in Law John Morrow & Elizebath 
Morrow his wife Shall have and Enjoy the whole of y* part of my 
Estate I Bought of the Rev"'^ m'' John kinkead and Likewise 
a part of what I Bought of William Smylie Bounded as followeth 
Beginning at the South East Corner of y* Lott which was m"" 
Kinkeads on the Line of my home Lott thence Keeping y* Line 
Runing South East to the Southerly End of my New fild of 
Brush Riye thence Running South wast to Allexander Ritchys 
Land thence North wast to James Gillmors Land thence North 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 327 

East to a Stake and Stones which is the Corner of that which was 
m"" Kinkeads — and also the other half of the Remaining part of 
my Stocke: and the other half of my farming Utentials: and 
Likewise the Remaining half of all my houshold furnitur for thire 
use and Benefite — 

Item my will is if my Beloved wife be with Child & is De- 
livered of a Liveing Child and the Same Should Live untill he or 
Shee arive to age the Same him or her Shall have and Enjoy the 
whold of y* part of my Estate I Bought of Mourgan and Likewise 
what I Bought of William Smylie Exclusief of what I have al- 
ready Bequeathed to my Son Moses and Son Morrow and my 
Daughter Elizebath his wife Shall be fer the use and Benefite of 
the afores'^ Child 

Item my will is if the Same Should Die Before it arive to age 
them my Son Moses and John Morrow and Elizebath his wife 
Shall have its part Equally Devided Each of them an Equal! 
Share of the Same and then my Son Morrow Shall Give my wife 
a New Gown to her pleasement and if my Son Moses Should Die 
before he arive to full age and the afore Said Child Should Live 
and arive to age then the Same : and my Son Morrow and Elize- 
bath his wife Shall have Each of them an Equaell Share of my 
Son Moses part of my Estate But if the afores'^ Child and my 
Son Moses Should Bouth be Removed by Death before they 
arive to full age then my Son Morrow and Elizebath his wife 
Shall have and Enjoy Bouth their Shares of my Estate and my 
Son John Morrow Shall then give to my wife if aLive the Sume 
of twenty five pound Lawfull money 

Item my Will is that my Crops or the produce of my Estate 
this present year Shall be Sold By my Exacutors as Soon as they 
judg it Conveniant and the money put to Intrest for the Benifite 
of the afore s'^ Child my wife may be with and up Bringing of the 
Same: Except So much as Shall be judgd by my Exacutors Suf- 
fitiant for the maintainance of my wife and family for the present 
year But if s'' Child Should Die Before it Com to age or the 
money Expended on s'^ Child then y Same Shall be for the use 



328 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

and Benifite of my Son Moses and if he Should Die Before he 
Com to age then the Same Shall be for the use and Benifite of my 
Son jhon Morrow and Elizebath his Wife 

Item my Will is y* if John Mael Vain Shall Serve out his time 
faithfully till he arive to full age then ther Shall be paid him by 
my Exacutors the Sum of five pound Lawfull out of my Estate — 

and I Do hereby Constitute Nominate and appoint my Son 
John Morrow of Litchfield and Sam'^ Morison of Windham my 
Exacutors of this my Last Will and Testament Ratifying and 
Confirming this and No other to be my Last will & testament : in 
Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this 
tenth Day of August & in the Sixth year of his Majesties Reign 
anno Domi 1766 

John Cristy 

[Witnesses] David Smiley, John morison, Samuel Morrison. 
[Proved Jan. 15, 1767.] 

[Inventory, June 16, 1767; amount, £997. 18. 7; signed by 
Gain Armour and James Gilmore; attested by Samuel Morrison, 
surviving executor.] 

[Guardianship of Moses Christie, aged less than 14 years, son 
of John Christie, granted to Samuel Barr June 20, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 460.] 

[Bond of Samuel Barr, with William Vance and David Craige, 
husbandmen, as sureties, all of Londonderry, in the sum of £100, 
June 20, 1767, for the guardianship of Moses Christie; witnesses, 
Ebenezer Champney, S. Livermore.] 

[Warrant, March 29, 1769, authorizing Samuel Allison of 
Londonderry, Gain Armour, and James Gilmore, both of Wind- 
ham, yeomen, to divide the real estate between Elizabeth, now 
wife of David Smiley, and the son, Moses Christie.] 

Province of 1 To the Honorable John Wentworth Esq' 
Newhampshire / Judg of the probet of wills in and for Said 
Province Greeting — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 329 

In obidiance to your warant to us Derected Bering deat 
march y« 29*'' 1769 to Devide the Real Estate of John Cristey 
Leat of Windham Decaced - — 

We Have Sat of one third part of said Estate to EHz'^ Smily or 
David Smily in hir Right and to Moses Cristy a Son of the De- 
caced two thirds of said Estate in manor folloing to the said 
Eliz**' or David Smily in hir Right one Certain peace of Land 
Containing one acre be it mor or Lese wher on the Hous of the 
Deceaced stands begining at a stake standing on the Line of a 
Lot of Land formerly Rob* Wiear's Land to the south of said 
hous thence Runing five Roads and two thrd of a Road wastrly to 
a stak and stons and bounding on the highway thence Runing 
north thirty Eight Degrees west untill it Com to the Line of the 
afors*^ wiears Lote allso another peace of Land Lying at the south 
End of the aforesaid Wiears Lote begining at a Steak and Stons 
at the Southweasterly Corner of said wiears Lote and Runing 
En Equal Cours with said Lot untill it Com to Gain Armors 
Land thence northerly Bounding on said Armor untill it Com 
to the aforsaid wirs Land Bounding on wiears Lote to the 
Bounds first men"^ allso another tract of Land Containing forty 
one acre more or Lese and is bounded on the west by the aforsaid 
Wiear's Land and on the North by Cobts pond and on the East 
by William Jamesons Land on the South by Gain armors Land 
formerly known by the name of the morison Lote however other 
wis buted or bound as by morisons Deed may Apear with all the 
Buld« orchards and Improvments on any of said Lands to Hold 
in severalty for Ever 

To Moses Cristy son of the Deceaced all the Remender of that 
Lote of Land whereon the Dweling hous of the Dec^ stod being 
about twenty nine acre be it mor or Lese Bounded on the East by 
the aforesaid wirs Lote and part on David Smilys Devision on the 
north by Cobts pond allso another Lote of Land Containing forty 
five acre be it mor Lese Lying westerly and ajoyning all the way 
on the other Lote Last Described and bounded on the north by 
Cobts Pond and on the west by arther Dorough and anis allso 



330 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

anothr Lot of Land Containing Eighty five acre be it mor or 
Lese and Lyeth Southerly and ajoyning on the outhr two Lots 
alredy Discribed and bounded on the westly side by ahx*^"" Richey 
partly on the South by Thomas Robeson Esterly by Gain armors 
land and partly on Land Laid of to the aforesaid Smily allso 
anothr Lote of Land Containing fifty acre be it more or Lese 
Lying and ajoying to the other Lote alredy Described Bound 
on the west by John Simpson on the southerly and Eastrly by 
Ezariah and Isrial wodberey Each of the aforesaid Lotes how- 
ever outherwise buted or Bounded as by the Deeds of Sam^ 
Kinked the Rev^ John Kinked willm Smily & mosesmorgon may 
apear Referance therto to be had with all the houses Barns and 
inprovements on them or any of them in severalty for Ever 
November 24*'' A D 1770 — 

Sam^^ Alison 
Gain Armour 
James Gilmore 

[Bond of James Caldwell of Litchfield, yeoman, with James 
Underwood of Litchfield and Asa Davis of Nottingham West as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, March 26, 1777, for the guardian- 
ship of Moses Christie, aged more than 14 years; witnesses, 
Nathaniel Parker, William Parker.] 

[Citation, April 30, 1777, to the administrators of the estate of 
Col. Samuel Barr of Londonderry, formerly guardian, James 
Caldwell of Litchfield, present guardian of the same minor, and 
David Smiley, who married the other heir, to appear and show 
cause why the account should not be allowed, as filed by John 
Morrison, son of Samuel Morrison, executor, deceased.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £397. 9. o, personal estate; 
expenditures, £430. 12. 6. 3; allowed May 28, 1777; approved by 
David Smiley and Samuel Barr, guardian of Moses Christie, 
minor.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 33 1 

MARY JONES 1766 STRATH AM 

In The name of God amen august y° 25*** 1766 I mary Jones 
of Stratham in the Province of New hampshire Widdow bcin but 
weake in body * * * 

first I Give unto my Son Jonathan Jones Five Pounds Lawfull 
money and to be Paid in Spices within Three years after my 
Decease by my Son Kensley Jones whom I Shall appoint Execu- 
tor to this my Last Will 

Iti™ I Give unto my Son John Jones five Shilings Lawfull 
money & to be Paid in Speices within four years after my Decease 
by my Executor here after mentioned in this my Last Will 

Iti"" I Give unto my Son Benjamin Jones Six Pounds & Ten 
Shilings Lawfull mony & to Be Paid by my Executer when my 
said son Benj'' arivs at the age of Twenty one years & to be Paid 
in Specees & Further more I Give unto my said son Benjam my 
Desk which Stands in my bead Rome 

Iti™ I Give unto my Daughter Harbord Waltor Ten Pounds 
Lawfull mony and to be Paid in Specees by my Executo here 
after mentioned and to be paid in five years after my Decease 

Iti"' I Give unto my Daughter mary Tilton Two Pounds & 
Ten Shilings Lawfull money & to be Paid in Specees within four 
years after my Decease by my Executo here after mentioned in 
this my Last Will 

Iti'" I Give unto my Grand son Jonathan Jones Son of my son 
Jonathan Jones one yoke of stears a Comming in Two years old 
and to be Delivered to him by my Son Kinsley Jones within four 
years after my Decease 

Iti™ I Give unto my Grandaughter mary Jones Daughter to 
my Son Jonathan one Silver Spoon marked with the Leters 
M : H : & to be Deliverd by my Executor 

Iti"" I Give unto my Two Daughters viz Harbord Walter & 
mary Tilton Equally to be Divided between Them There Heirs 
&c all my Wearing apparel with all my House Stufe wethin 
Dores be it more or Less Excepting what I Given to benjamin & 
what I Shall Give in this my Last Will to my Son Kensley 



332 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Iti"" I Give and bequeave unto my Son Kensley Jones and to 
his heirs & assings for Ever all my Real and Personal Estate not 
all Readey Disposed of in this my Last Will viz all That four 
acres of Land in Stratham which I Bought of Cap* Daniel 
Tilton & all That one acre & halfe of Land with the bulding 
Standing on the Same which I bough of the Said Tilton and allso 
all my Lands in Exeter Containing about Eighteen acres more or 
less & being my oack Land So Caled 

and further more I Give unto my Said Son Kensley all my 
stock of Cattel Sheep & swine of all Sorts & my Grate Chair & all 
my Barrels meal Chest & my Grate lorn Kittle & my oack Chest 
in The Celler & my other Chest in the Chamber &c 

Lastly I Do hereby Constitute and appoint my Son Kensley 
Jones to be Sole Executor * * * 

her 

mary X Jones 

mark 

[Witnesses] Matthew Tomson, Daniel Clark, Theo: Smith. 
[Proved Sept. 24, 1766.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 30, 1766; amount, £123. 14. 3; signed by 
Theophilus Smith and Joseph Scott.] 



PHOEBE CURRIER 1766 SOUTH HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen. I Phebey Currier of South Hamp- 
ton In the Province of New-Hampshire In New England Widow 
Being under Bodily Weakness * * * 

Secondly. I Give all my stock of Cattle Sheepe & Swine and 
one Fether bed and Furneture belonging to it to my Son Reuben 
Currier this I Give to him his Heirs and Assigns for ever 

Thirdly. I Give to my Daughter Dorothy Currier one Halfe 
of my Clothes and the one Halfe of my Puter and Houshold stufe 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 333 

if She Lives to Enjoy it if Not to be Returnd to my Son Reuben 
Currier 

Fourthly. I Give to my Daughter Miriam ElHots Late De- 
ceast Wife to thomas EUiots Children the Other halfe of my 
Clothes and the Other halfe of my Puter and Household stufe 
this I Give to them there heirs and Assigns for ever 

Finally. I Do Alake ordain and constitute my Son Reuben 
Currier to be Executor of this my last Will & Testament and 
Do hereby revoke and make void all other and former Will and 
Wills by me made or Declared and Do ratifie and confirm this 
and this only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness where 
of I the said Phebey Currier Have hereunto set my Hand and 
Seal this Twenty Ninth Day of August Annoq Domini one 
Thousand seven Hundred and sixty six and in the sixth year of 
the Reign of George the third King over Great Britain <S:c 

Her 

Phebey X Currier 

mark 

[Witnesses] offen french, Benjamin Clough, Jonathan morrill. 
[Proved Aug. 26, 1767.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 26, 1767, authorizing Micajah Morrill and 
Offen French, both of South Hampton, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 26, 1767; amount, £52. 19. 6; signed by 
Micajah Morrill and Offen French.] 



TIMOTHY TAYLOR 1766 MERRIMACK 

[Administration on the estate of Timothy Taylor of Merri- 
mack, yeoman, granted to Rachel Taylor, widow, Sept. 5, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 401.] 



334 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Rachel Taylor, with Hugh Gillis, husbandman, and 
Robert Usher, innholder, as sureties, all of Merrimack, in the 
sum of £500, Sept. 5, 1766, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Thomas Gillis, Jonathan Lovewell.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 26, 1767; amount, £235. 19. 6; signed by 
Francis Dimond and Robert Usher.] 

State of New Hampshire 1 Pursuant to an order from the 
Hillsborough ss / Hon*^^^ PhilHps White Esq"" Judge 

of the Probate of Wills for the County of Rockingham in said 
state Directing us to set off to Rachel Taylor Relect Widow to 
Timothy Taylor Late of merrimack Dece'd, her Dower or 
thirds in s'^ Dece'ds Estate Accordingly we have proceeded on 
said Business and have Asset to the said Rachel the Land as 
hereafter Described Bounded as followeth Begining at a stake 
& stones near the southeast corner of the house then southerly 
to a walnut tree marked near Souhegan river then easterly by 
said river to Jacob M^Gaws Land then westerly by s<^ m^Gaws 
Land to a Dead white oak tree continuing that point to the high- 
way to a stake and stones then southerly by the fence as it now 
stands within twenty feet of the s"^ corner of the house then 
southwest to the bounds first mentioned also a piece of Plowing 
by the Barn bounded on the west and north by Lands of Hugh 
Gillis from Gilliss Land to the highway on the east & south by 
the s'' highway also five acres of woodland bounded on the west 
by s^ Gillis's Land twenty rods Exstending easterly by the road 
twenty Rods wide, forty rods also the north loer room and 
middle chamber & Garrot over the same the kitchen celler with 
Liberty to Bake & wash in the kiching previledge of the well 
with liberty to go through the middel room to & from the several 
appartments also the east half of the Barn and the east part of 
the barn yard Reserving the Other part of the barn yeard a 
goeing into the Back door of the barn and through the Kitchen 
Celler for the person who may own the other Two thirds of s^ 
Estate 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 335 

Merrimack Sept"" i8*^ 1777 Thomas Barns 

Henry Fiealds 
John Combs 
Jon'' Cumings Jun"" 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £335. 9. 4; expendi- 
tures the same; mentions "maintenance of 3 Childrin under the 
age of seven years of the Dec^ Eleaz"" 38 weeks Abigail 141 weeks 
Joel 241 weeks"; allowed Oct. 29, 1778.] 

[Warrant, May 27, 1779, authorizing Thomas Barnes, Henry 
Fields, Jonathan Cummings, gentlemen, John Coombs, and 
Richard Hale, yeomen, all of Merrimack, to divide the real 
estate. They reported June 10, 1779, that it could not be divided 
without injury to its value, and appraised it at £1900. o. 0.] 



EZEKIEL DOW 1766 KENSINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen I ezekiel Dow of the parish of 
Kensington in the province of newhampshire in newengland 
yeaman being weake of Body * * * 

ily I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved wife Elisabeth 
Dow the Improvement of the East End of my Dwelling house 
and the Back room adjoyning to it and the one halfe my Barn 
Improvement of the one halfe my Real Estate So long as She 
Continues my widow and no longer 

2ly I Give my Said wife all my moveables within Doars and 
the one halfe of my money and all my Stock of Creatuers of all 
Sorts except my hors which I Give but one halfe to her all to 
Despose of as She Shall see Cause 

3ly I Give to my two Grandaughters namely mary Dow and 
Esther Dow five Shillings lawfull money to be equally Divided 
and to be paid to them by my Son nathan Dow when they arive 
to the age of twenty one years 



336 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

4ly I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter abigail Row four 
Dollors to be paid to her within two years after my Decease by 
Son Nathan Dow 

5ly I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Comfort Batchelder 
four Dollors to be paid to her within three years after my Decease 
by my son nathan Dow 

61y I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Lucy weare four 
Dollors to be paid to her within three years after my Decease by 
my son Nathan Dow 

yly I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Easther Dow thirty 
Dollors and one Cow to be paid to her by my son nathan Dow 
within one year after my Decease 

Sly I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter patience Dow thirty 
Dollors and one Cow to be paid to her within two years after my 
Decease by my son nathan Dow 

9ly I Give and Bequeath to my son Jabez Dow forever the one 
halfe of one hole Right laying in weartown or hales town so 
Called and I Give my said son thirty Dollars to be paid to him 
within three years after my Decease by my son nathan Dow and 
I order my son nathan to help him I mean Jabez what is Con- 
venient for to settle him 

loly If my two Daughters Should live single after my wives 
Decease namely Esther and patience then my Said Daughters 
to have the Improvement of the Same Rooms that their mother 
has and I order my son nathan after my wives Decease or Day 
of marriage to keep my two Daughters or either of them one 
Cow apiece so long as they live in the house with him and to 
find them or either of them ten Bushels of Corn one hundred 
weight of pork and fifty weight of Beef and their fire wood and 
four pound of sheeps wool and six pound of flax from the Come 
one Bushel of mault all and every article above named I order 
my son nathan to find for my two Daughters so long as they live 
single and in my house 

Illy I Give and Bequeath to my son Nathan Dow forever all 
my land laying in Kensington with my house and Barn on said 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 337 

land only my wife is to Improve as is before mentioned and I 
Give my said son all my salt marsh laying in Hampton falls and 
the one halfe of all my money and the one halfe of my horse and 
all my Implyments of husbandry excepting one Chain which I 
Give to Jabez and if their be any thing that I have not Desposed 
of in this my will I Give it or them to my two sons Equally 

and order my Executor to bury me in Decent Christian man- 
ner and I Do by these presents Constitute and appoint my son 
Nathan Dow to be my Executor to This my last Will and Testi- 
ment Rattifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last 
Will In Witness whereof I the Said Ezekiel Dow have hereunto 
Set my hand and affixt my seal the Seventeenth Day of Septem- 
ber anno Domini 1766 and in the Sixth year of the Reign of King 
George the third &c 

Ezekiel Dow 

[Witnesses] Samuel Clifford, Simon Clifford, Ebenezer Clifford. 
[Proved June 24, 1767.] 

[Bond of Nathan Dow, with Samuel Clifford and Simon Clif- 
ford as sureties, all of Kensington, in the sum of £200, June 24, 
1767, for the execution of the will; witnesses, William Vaughan, 
Robert Parks. 1 



JOHN USHER 1766 MERRIMACK 

[Administration on the estate of John Usher of Merrimack 
granted to Robert Usher Sept. 18, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 47.] 

[Bond of Robert Usher, yeoman, with Solomon Hutchinson 
and Francis Dimond as sureties, all of Merrimack, in the sum of 
£500, Sept. 18, 1766, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses Benjamin Baxter, Joseph McClenche.] 

[Inventory, Jan 3, 1767; amount, £5. 5. o^; signed by Francis 
Dimond and Benjamin Baxter.] 



338 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

SAMUEL CURRIER 1766 HAMPSTEAD 

In the Name of God Amen, I Samuel Currier of Hampstead In 
the Province of New Hampshire in New England yeoman being 
under bodily weakness * * * 

Imprimis my will is that my beloved wife Hannah Currier pay 
all my Just debts & funeral expences 

Item 2'y I give and bequeath to my belovd wife Hannah 
Currier the use and improvement of one third of my real Estate 
during her life also I give her the whole of my personal Estate to 
be at her disposall. 

Item 3 I give and bequeath to my belovd son Ezekiel Currier 
the whole of the Land where he lives with ye buildings which I 
bough of Asa Foster, and one half of the Land I bought of Robert 
Wallace, also one half of the Lot of land upon the Hill lying partly 
in Sandown & partly in Hampstead. 

Item 4'y I give to my belovd sons Samuel Currier and Jacob 
Currier the whole of the Land I had of James Graves except that 
part of it that I have already disposed of to be equally divided 
betwixt them in quantity and quallity. 

Item 5 I give to my Sons Ezekiel Samuel and Jacob the whole 
of my out Lands to be equally divided betwixt them in quantity 
and quallity. 

Item 6 I give to my belovd Daughter Abigail Pitts fifteen 
pounds Lawfull money if she should die before the legacy is payd 
then that it be payed to the Children as they come of age 

Item 7 I give to my beloved Daughter Hannah Page fifteen 
pounds lawfull money if she should die before the legacy Is payed 
then that it be payed to the Children as they come of age. 

Item 8 I give to my beloved Daughter Dorothy Currier 
fifteen pounds Lawfull money 

Item my will is that my beloved wife Hannah Currier, and be- 
loved sons Samuel Currier and Jacob Currier, pay the above said 
Legacies, that my wife pay the Legacy to my Daughter Hannah 
Page within one year after my decase That my Son Samuel shall 
pay my daughter Abigail Pitts her Legacy when he comes into 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 339 

the possession of his part of his land and that my Son Jacob 
shall pay my Daughter Dorothy her Legacy when he comes into 
the possession of his part of Land 

Finally I do make ordain and constitute my beloved son 
Ezekiel Currier to be Sole Executor of this my last will and testa- 
ment, and I do hereby revoke and make void all other and 
former will or wills by me made or declared and do ratify 
and confirm this and this only to be my last will and testament, 
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this 
Twenty second Day of September Anno Domini 1766 and in the 
Sixth year of the Reign of George the Third &c 

Samuel Currier 

[Witnesses] Aaron Rowell, Benjamin Tucker, John Bond. 
[Proved Oct. 29, 1766.] 

[Bond of Ezekiel Currier of Hampstead, yeoman, with Aaron 
Rowell and Benjamin Tucker, both of Hampstead, yeomen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 29, 1766, for the execution of 
the will; witnesses, William Parker, Josiah Bartlett.] 



SARAH OILMAN 1766 EXETER 

In the name of God Amen I Sarah Oilman of Exeter in the 

Province of New Hampshire widow, being Sick & weak of body 

* * * 

Imprimis. I Oive Devise and bequeath to my Son Bradstreet 
Oilman my Silver Tankard, and also my Cow & Two year old 
Stear and my four Sheep which he now hath in keeping, he 
Oiving me a Decent Funerall 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Daughter Joanna Adams, 
wife of M"" Joseph Adams of Newington Fifty Shillings Lawful 
money to be paid her by my Executor in Six months after my 
Decease or as Soon as he Can recover the Same of the Persons 
that owe me 



340 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Grandson Ezekiel Gilman 
Son of my Son Jeremiah Gilman Deceas'd Thirty shiUings Law- 
ful money to be paid him by my Executor when he shall Arive 
to the age of Twenty one Years with Lawful Intrest from the 
Time of my Decease. 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Grand Daughter Mary 
Gilman Daughter of my Said Son Jeremiah, Thirty Shillings 
Lawful money to be paid her by my Executor when She Shall 
arive to the age of Eighteen Years, with Lawful Intrest from the 
time of my Decease. 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Gilman 
my Feather bed & Bedding, Bedstead & all the Furniture there 
to belonging, also my Seil Skin Trunk. I also Give her Six 
Pewter Platters and Twelve pewter plates (equal to what I gave 
her Sister Merrill) I also Give her my Large looking Glass Three 
large Silver Spoons, my Brown Damask Gown, my Black Bom- 
bazine Gown, and the one half of the Remainder of my Pewter, 
& the one half of all my other Household Stuff — and the one 
half of all my other Cloaths, both linnen & Woollen not herein 
otherwise Disposed of I also Give her Thirty Shillings Lawful 
money (as a reward for her Trouble & Care of me in my Sickness) 
To be paid her by my Executor out of the monies Due to me, as Soon 
after my Decease as the Same Can be Conveniently Collected. 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Merrill, wife 
of John Merrill of Newmarket The Bed, Bedding & Furniture & 
Case of Drawers which She had of me, Also my black Taffety 
Gown, my Light Colour'd Bussell Gown, also my Gold Necklace 
& Two of my Silver Spoons, my Small Looking Glass, my Bro- 
caded Shoes & large Stone Sleeve buttons, I also Give her the 
other half of the Remainder of my Pewter and of All my other 
Household stuff, and the one half of all my other Cloaths both 
Linnen & Woollen not herein before Dispos'd of 

Item My Will is and I do hereby order That all the Residue & 
remainder of my Estate whether Real or Personall, after pay- 
ment of my Just Debts Legacies and Charges Shall be Equally 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 34I 

Divided to and between my Said Daughters Sarah Gilman and 
Mary Merrill 

Lastly I do hereby Nominate Ordain and Appoint my Trusty 
Friend and Kinsman Noah Emery to be Sole Executor of this 
my last Will and Testament hereby requesting him to See that 
this my Will be in all its parts well and Faithfully Executed and 
Performd, and I do hereby revoke and make void all Former or 
other Wills & Testaments in words or writing heretofore by me 
made, and Do hereby Ratifie and Confirm this to be my last 
Will and Testament, In Testimony whereof I do hereto Set my 
hand & Seal this fourteenth day of October Anno Domini one 
Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Six, — 

Sarah Gillman 

[Witnesses] Philip Babson, Moses Louge, Eph"" Robinson Ju^ 
[Proved April 29, 1767.] 



THOMAS PARKER 1766 DRACUT, MASS. 

[Inventory of the estate in New Hampshire of Rev. Thomas 
Parker of Dracut, Mass., attested Oct. 15, 1766; lands in 
Goffstown, Litchfield, and Pelham, £303. 6. 8; signed by John 
Parker and William Elliot; attested April 13, 1767, by Matthew 
Parker, executor,] 



MARY SAWYER 1766 HAMPSTEAD 

In the Name of God Amen the Sixteenth Day of October 
1766 I Marey Sawyer of Hampsteed in the Province of New 
hampshir in New Englend Spinest being very Sick and Weak in 
Body * * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath to my Brother Abner Sawyer & 
his hairs & asignes forever my Lands in Hampsted togather with 



342 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

what mony he is indabted to me for Imprimis I give and be- 
queath to my Cusen Joshua Sawyer and his hairs & asigns for- 
ever my Lands in Nuberey that I have in Revarshin that my 
mother hath in Porshin for her thirds of my fathers Estate to- 
gather with all my other Debts that is Due to me Imprimis I 
give unto my Sister Elisebeth Stevenes my Cambelet gowen and 
my valvet whood one Small Puter plater & one pare of Sheetes 
Imprimis I give and bequeath to my Brother Abener Sawyers 
wife my Black tafety Clock & my Silk Crap gowen Imprimis I 
give unto my Cusen Sarah Sawyer Dauefter of my Brother 
abener Sawyer the Remainder of my waring Cloths & Bad and 
Bading and all my other houshold goods Imprimis I give to my 
Cusen willeam Sawyer five Shilens Lawfull mony to be payed to 
him out of my Estat by my Exceketer Imprimis I give and be- 
queath to my Cusen willeam Stevens five Shilens Lawfull mony 
to be Payed to him out of my Estat by my Execketer Imprimis 
I give and bequeath to my Cusen Joseph Sawyer five Shilens 
Lawfull mony to be payed to him out of my Estat by my Execke- 
ter Abner Sawyer I Likwise Constitute make and ordain my 
Sole Executer * * * 

her 
Marey X Sawyer 
marck 

[Witnesses] Thomas willams, Peter morse Junr, IchabodShaw. 
[Proved Nov. 26, 1766.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 19, 1767; amount, £60. 15. 5; signed by Peter 
Morse, Jr., and Ichabod Shaw.] 



THALES GREENWOOD 1766 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Mary Greenwood, widow, with Matthew Livermore 
and Joshua Brackett, physician, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
in the sum of £500, Oct. 10, 1766, for the administration of the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 343 

estate of Thales Greenwood of Portsmouth, merchant; witnesses, 
Mark Langdon, John Wendell.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 24, 1766; amount, £54. 17. i, personal estate ; 
signed by Samuel Penhallow and John Wendell.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Oct. 27, 1767; amount, £127. 
8. o^; signed by Samuel Penhallow and John Wendell.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £55. i. 9; expendi- 
tures, £45. 6. 6; allowed April 2"], 1767.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £127. 8. o^; amount 
distributed, £9. 15. 3; allowed May 13, 1768.] 



WILLIAM LANGDON 1766 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I William Langdon of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire Tanner being Sick and 
Weak * * * 

Imprim^ my will is that all my just Debts & funeral Charges 
be paid out of my Estate by my Execuf as Soon as may be with 
Conveniency after my Decease And to raise money for this pur- 
pose I order & Authorize my executor hereby to Sell all my Estate 
in the County of York or Elsewhere Eastward of Piscataqua 
river & execute a good & valid Deed or Deeds thereof as there 
may be Occasion of my title right property & Demand therein 
— Item I give & bequeath to Kezia my beloved wife one third 
part of all my Personal Estate and the use & Improvement of 
one third of all my real Estate (excepting what I have orderd 
to be Sold) during her life with a Power in Case of Necessity 
if she should want it for her Comfortable support to Sell & dis- 
pose in fee So much of my real Estate as will be necessary for 
that purpose — 

Item all the rest Residue & remainder of my Estate with the 
reversion of what is herein given to my Said wife which shall not 



344 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

be disposed of for the Cause aforesaid I give Devise and bequeath 
to my four Children viz WilHam Mark Mary and John in the 
Same Proportion that the Law woud give it to them if I had 
made no will & left the Same an Intestate Estate to them their 
Respective heirs & Assigns Provided neither of them Charge 
my Estate for the Service they have done for me Since they have 
Respectively been one & twenty years of Age, but in Case of 
Such Charge by either of them so much Shall be deducted out of 
his or her part — Lastly I hereby Constitute & appoint my Son 
William Sole Execut"" of this my last Will & Testament & Revoke 
all other wills by me in any manner hereto fore made In witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the 25*'' Day of 
October 1766 

Wm Langdon 

[Witnesses] William Parker, Mark Noble, John Ayers. 
[Proved Dec. 11, 1766.] 

[Bond of William Langdon, tanner, with John Pickering, 
gentleman, as surety, both of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, 
Dec. II, 1766, for the execution of the will; witnesses, William 
Parker, Robert Parks.] 



WILLIAM PRESSON 1766 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of William Presson of Chester, 
yeoman, granted to Mary Presson Oct. 29, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 307.] 

[Bond of Mary Presson, widow, with Edward Presson of 
Chester, yeoman, and Caleb Towle of Hawke as sureties, in the 
sum of £5000, Oct. 29, 1766, for the administration of the estate; 
witness, William Vaughan,] 

[Inventory, attested Feb. 24, 1767; amount, £57. 5. 6, per- 
sonal estate; signed by John Underhill and Richard Emery.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 345 

[Warrant, April 29, 1767, authorizing John Underhill, gentle- 
man, and Joseph Lynn, yeoman, both of Chester, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims; amount, £98. 5. 4; signed by John Underhill 
and Joseph Lynn.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £57. 5. 6; expendi- 
tures, £19. 5. 6; allowed Oct. 10, 1772.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £98. 5. 4; amount 
distributed, £38. o. o; allowed Oct. 31, 1772.] 



THOMAS LITTLE 1766 PLAISTOW 

The last will and Testament of Thomas Little of Plastow in 
the Province of New-Hampshire in New England Gen* * * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife the one 
half of my household goods During her natural life and the im- 
provement of the other half so long as shee remains my widow. 
I also give her the Improvement of all my real estate in the 
Town of Plastow so long as she shall remain my Widow 

Item I give to my Son Bond Little his Hiers and assigns two 
pounds LawfuU money to be payed in stock three years after my 
Decease, besides what I have already given him having given 
him as his portion by Deed of gift. 

Item I give to my Son Thomas Little his Hiers and assigns all 
my real Estate in the Town of Plastow to come into the posses- 
sion of the same at his mothers Death or marriage I also give 
him my tools of every sort and my wearing apperrell I also give 
him all my personal estate which I shall not otherways dispose of 
in this will. 

Item I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Clement two pounds 
ten shillings Lawfull money besides what I have already given 
her to be payed in stock in three years after my decase, and one 
third of her mothers wearing apperrell at her decase. 



346 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give to my Daughter Alice Kent ten pounds lawfull 
money to her heirs or assigns besides what I have given her to be 
payed in stock in three years after my decase and one third of 
her mothers wearing apperrell at her decase 

Item I give to my Daughter Mary Little thirty Pounds Law- 
full money in houshold goods and stock to be payd three years 
after my decease and one third of her mothers wearing apperrell 
at her Decease 

Item I also order my wife, whom likewise I Constitute with 
my son Thomas Little and make them Executors of this my last 
will and testament to pay all my Just debts and legases and 
funeral Charges and to inable them to do the same I give them 
all my live stock and my Bills Bonds and Book debts and notes of 
hand likwise I give to my well belov'' wife my Servant boy Lott 
In wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 
fifth Day of november Anno Domini 1766 and in the seventh 
year of his Majisties Reign. 

Thomas Little 

[Witnesses] Stephen Dole, Benj° Little Jun"", Henry True. 
[Proved Nov, 26, 1766.] 

[Bond of Mary Little, widow, and Thomas Little, yeoman, 
both of Plaistow, with Stephen Dole of Plaistow, yeoman, and 
Benjamin Little, Jr., of Hampstead, gentleman, as sureties, in 
the sum of £5000, Nov. 26, 1766, for the execution of the will; 
witnesses, William Vaughan, William Parker.] 



WILLIAM RITCHIE 1766 PETERBOROUGH 

In the Name of God Amen the Eight Day of November in the 
year one thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Six I William 
Richey of Peterborough within his majistys province of New- 
hampshire in New England yeoman being weak in body * * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeth unto my wel beloved wife Mary 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 347 

Richey the Income of one third of my Real estate for her to Dis- 
pose of as She think best During her Natural Life and Likwise 
the use of one cow and a bed of my personall estate During her 
Natural Life — 

Item I give and bequeth unto my eldest Son John Richey two 
thirds of my home place where I now Dwell Providing he pay 
unto my two Daughters Mary and Martha Richey ten pounds 
Sterling money of great britain each in one year after they are of 
age untill which time to be without Intrest — 

Item I give and bequeth unto my Seccond Son James Richey 
one hundred acres of Land Lying in the Second Division in 
Peterborough aforesaid and one yoak of oxen out of my Personal 
Estate when he is of age — 

Item I give and bequeth unto my youngest Son Robert 
Richey the Remaining third of my home place after the Dcease 
of my wife mary Richey and a Yoak of oxen out of my Personal 
Estate when he is of age 

Item I give and bequeth all the Remainder of my personal 
Estate to my Son John providing he allow my son James & 
Robort and Daughters Mary & Martha aforesaid there mentain- 
ence out of my Real estate that is in his hands with this proviso 
that they must work upon Said place untill they are of age 
and if any of them Die in Non age I bequeth to my Said Son John 
there share of the Estate that I have bequethed to them — 

I Likewise Constitute make and ordain my trusty friends Capt 
Thomas Morrison and Leut william Smith to be my sole ex- 
acutors * * * 

his 

William X Ritchey 

Mark 

[Witnesses] John Smith, William Moore, Jonathan Morrison. 
[Proved May 25, 1768.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 23, 1768; amount, £239. 3. 4; signed by John 
Smith and William Moore. 1 



348 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £75. 16. 8, personal es- 
tate; expenditures, £5. 16. o; allowed March 30, 1769.] 



JOHN JONES 1766 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Jones of Portsmouth 
granted to John Jones Nov. 14, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 325.] 

[Bond of John Jones, cordwainer, with Nathaniel Adams, 
merchant, and Joshua Jones, boat builder, as sureties, all of 
Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, Nov. 14, 1766, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate; witnesses, John Storer, William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 25, 1767; amount, £213. 17. 11 ; signed by 
Titus Salter and John Marshall.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £62. i. 5, personal 
estate; expenditures, £4. 16. g)4; allowed Nov. 2, 1767.] 

[James Jones of Portsmouth, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of John Jones, makes choice of Samuel Jones of Ports- 
mouth, cordwainer, as his guardian Nov. 22, 1769.] 

[Bond of Samuel Jones, with John Marshall, and Reuben 
Snell, boat-builders, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£500, Nov. 22, 1769, for the guardianship of James Jones; wit- 
nesses, Sarah Wentworth, Timothy Watson.] 



WILLIAM SLOANE 1766 LYME 

Know all men by these Presents That we the Subscribers viz. 
Elisabeth Slone widow woman and John Slone William Slone 
David Slone and Alexander Murry Husbandmen & Allener 
Murrey marred woman being Heirs to the Estate of William 
Slone late of Lime in the Province of New Hampshire Weaver 
deceast Have come into y^ following agreement as to the Division 



^ fyj p» 




A Plan of the Real Esteate of M' John Jones Late of Ports- 
mouth Coardwinder Deceased Drawn the 29*'' of December 1770 
Containing 22 acers & a half & 29 Rods 

Province N H Pursunt to an order directed to us the Sub- 
scribers we have divided the Real Estate of John Jones Late of 
Portsmouth Cordwainer Deceased in manner following to John 
Jones the Eldest son the Easterly Lower Room with the garat 
East one third of the seller under sd Room the westerly End of 
the Barn one third Part with the Land it stands on the Land 
Between the Barn and said house one Lot of Land N° 2 as de- 
scribed in the Plan one Lot N° 4 one Lot N° 8 one Lot N° 12 
Joshua N° 5 N° 9 with the East Chamber of the house Sam" 
to have the Sider house the Lot N° i with one third of the Barn 
in the Midle with Lot N° 10 James to have the Lot N° 3 N" 11 
the Chamber and garret west end of the house and third to the 
east end of the Barn Ann Peverly the Lower Room west end of 
sd house one third of the Sellar two Lots N° 6 N° 7 

Mark Langdon 
Greenleaf Clark 
Tho' Peirce 
Joseph Banfill 



Begining at the Corner of the Road that Leads to the Gover- 
nours S 32=1 E 23 >^ Rod to Phillips then S 57 "^ W 18 Rod by 
Phillip then S 31" E 11^ by Phillips then S 55<i W 130 Rod by 
Bartletts then N 65"* W 19 Rod to ackermans then N 55** E 45 
Rod to ye Road that Leads to ye Creek along by ackermans the 
Road Cross S 20<i E then N 25'' E Eight Rod then N 7<* 11 Rod 
to ye Gate by Stonemans Corner then S 85 <• E 13 Rod by 
Stonemans then N 75"^ E io>2 Rod by Stonemans then N 6$'^ 
E II Rod by Stonemans to the Corner then N 28<^ W 22 Rod to 
the Road by Stonemans then East 1 1 >^ Rod by the Road then 
N 57<' E 16 Rod by ye Road then N 35'^ E 20 Rod by ye Road 
then N ss'' E 22>^ Rod to the Corner Began at 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 349 

& Settlement of the Estate of the above said WilHam Slone de- 
ceas<^ viz Elisebeth Slone the widow of the deceas'd to have the 
Improvement of all the Lands and household stuf and all the 
outdoor moveables her life time & John Slone to have fifty acres 
of Land in the third Division of a Right of Land in the Town of 
Lime which the aboves'* William Slone deceas'd died possest of 
and William Slone to have fifty acres in the third division of the 
aboves*^ right David Slone to have fifty acres Second Division & a 
ten acre Lott of meadow laying South of John Slones meadow 
Lott and also one half of the after divisions undisposed of in this 
Settlement & Agreement and Alexander ]\ lurry and Alaner 
Murry to have fifty acres and being first Division and also one 
half of the after Divisions undisposed of in this agreem* to which 
agreement we by these presents do firmly bind our selves our 
Heirs Executors administrators and assigns to Stand to & abide 
by In Witness whereof we the Subscribers have hereunto set our 
Hands and Seals this twentyeth Day of Nov anno domini one 
thousand Seven hundred & Sixty Six and in the Seventh Year of 
his Majesties Reign George the third &c 

Elisabeth Sloan 
John Sloan 
William Sloan 
David Sloan 
Alexander Murray 
Lienor Murray 

[Witnesses] Moses Chase, Benjamin Grant. 

[N. H. Prov. Deeds, vol. 92, p. 400.] 



MOSES MORRILL 1766 KINGSTON 

[Bond of Miriam Morrill, widow, with Edward Fifield and 
Nathan Batchelder, gentleman, as sureties, all of Kingston, in 
the sum of £500, Nov. 21, 1766, for the administration of the 



350 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

estate of Moses Morrill of Kingston, yeoman; witnesses, Jeremy 
Webster, Ebenezer Batchelder.] 

[Inventory, attested March 19, 1767; amount, £783. 7. i; 
signed by Jeremy Webster and Ebenezer Batchelder.] 

[Account of John Prescott and his wife, Miriam Prescott, 
formerly Miriam Morrill, administratrix; receipts, £331. 16. 7; 
expenditures, £282. 13. 11; mentions "Supporting & bring up 
Betty a Child of the Deceased Six years & Six Months from the 
time of his Decease untill She was Seven years old being 338 
Weeks"; allowed Feb. 23, 1774.] 

[Warrants, Oct. 21, 1774, authorizing Josiah Bartlett, Na- 
thaniel Batchelder, David Tilton, John Toppan, and Jonathan 
Greeley, Jr., to set off the widow's dower, and to divide the re- 
mainder of the real estate between Abigail Morrill and Betty 
Morrill, only children of the deceased.] 

Province of ^ We the Subscribers being appointed by the 
Newhampshire r Honb'" John Sherburne Esq'' Judge of the 
Rockingham ss J Probate of Wills &c for said County a Com- 
mittee to set off to Miriam Present lately Miriam Morrill widow 
of Moses Morrill late of Kingstown in said County yeoman 
Deceas^ her Dower which Happens to her of the Estate of her 
said late Husband moses morrill Deceas'^ to hold to her in Sev- 
eralty During her natural Life We have Proceeded & set off the 
same in manner following viz we have Set off to her the Southeast 
Room in the Deceas'^^ late Dwelling House with the Cellar 
under the same & the Chamber & Garret above it; with a free 
Liberty of the Entry & stairs to occupy improve & Enjoy the 
same we have also set off to her the westerly half of the Barn 
We have also set off to her about thirty three acres of Land on the 
Northerly side of the Homestead of said Deceas^ and Bounded 
as follows viz Begining at the Northwest Corner of said Home- 
stead adjoyning to Lieu* John Toppans Land thence on the 
westerly End of said Homestead fifteen Rods to a stake & stones 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 351 

thence Easterly Crossing the Highway to the Easterly End of 
said Homestead to a Small Beach tree which we have spotted on 
four sides & marked with W standing about Nineteen Rods from 
the Northerly side of said Homestead thence Northerly to the 
Northeast Corner of said Homestead thence westerly to the 
Bound first mentioned Excepting the Highway & Excepting and 
Reserving to the other Hiers the Priviledge of Passing & Repass- 
ing to & from the Highway to use occupy & Enjoy thier part of 
the House & Barn and for laying wood for the use of the fire in 
the House also Reserving to the other hiers the four Southern- 
most Rows of apple trees on the Land Sett off as above we have 
also set off to her about three acres & three Quarters of Swamp 
Land and is that part of Twenty acres in said Kingstown that in 
the Devision of the Estate of Benjamin [Morrill the Elder was 
set off to his son John Morrill witness our hands 
Kingstown Novemb"^ 14*'' 1774 

Josiah Bartlett 
Nathi Bacheller 
David Tilton 

Province of 1 We the Subscribers being appointed by the 
Newhampshire r Honb'" John Sherburne Esq'' Judge of the 
Rockingham ss J Probate of Wills &c for said County a Com- 
mittee to Divide the real Estate of Moses Morrill late of Kings- 
town in said County yeoman Deceas*^ into two Equal Shares 
between Abigail and Betty his Two only Children having first 
set off the widow her Dower accordingly we have set off to Abi- 
gail for her share as follows viz fifty acres of Land in Candia in 
Said County and is that fifty acres of Land that the Said Moses in 
his life time Bought of Theophilus Clough also the southwesterly 
half of the Deceas^^ Right & Intrest in the Lot Number Ten in 
the tenth Range & third Division of Lots in Nottingham in said 
County the said Moses's Right is the Northwesterly half of said 
Lot which he purchasd of Sargent Currier also a Certain piece 
of Land in Canterbury in said County and is the Northwesterly 
half of that Hundred acre Lot of Land that was Laid out to the 



352 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

original Right of Thomas Rymes in the third Devision of Lots 
in said Canterbury also Ten acres of Swamp in Kingstown in said 
County which the Deceas'* purchased of John Fifield 

We have set off to Betty for her share as follows viz the South- 
erly half of the Homestead of said Deceas'' and Bounded as fol- 
lows viz Begining at a stake & stones at the westerly End of Said 
Homestead which is the Bound of the widows thirds thence 
southerly about Sixteen Rods to Edward Fifields Land thence 
Easterly to the southeast Corner of said Homestead thence 
Northerly about nineteen Rods to a Small Beech tree spotted on 
four sides & marked W which is a Bound of the thirds thence 
westerly by said Thirds to the Bound first mentioned we have 
also Set off to her the westerly End of the Deceaseds Dwelling 
House and the whole of the Back room with the Chambers & 
Garrets above them & the Cellar under the said Back room with a 
priviledge of the Entry & stairs to use occupy & Enjoy the prem- 
isses also the Easterly half of the Barn with a Priviledge to lay 
firewood by said House and to pass & Repass to & from the 
Highway to the said Buildings to use and occupy them so Long 
as they shall stand, we also allow her the use & improvement of 
the four Southernmost Rows of apple trees that Grows on the 
Land Set off for the thirds During the Life of her said mother, 
wee have likewise Sett off to her about two acres & an half of 
swamp Land being part of Benjamins Share in the Twenty acres 
of swamp Land in the Devision of her Grandfather Morrills 
Estate and is the whole of the said Benjamins share in said 
Twenty acres Except what was sold by the Said Moses in his Life 
time we have also sett off to her the Northeasterly half of the 
Deceased Right and Intrest in the Lot Number Ten in the tenth 
Range and third Devision of Lots in Nottingham in said County 
also we have Set off to her a Certain piece of Land in Canterbury 
in said County and is the Southeasterly half of that Hundred 
acre Lot of Land that was laid out to the original Right of 
Thomas Rymes in the third Devision of Lots in said Canterbury 
witness our hands 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 353 

Kingstown Novemb'" 14*^ 1774 

Josiah Bartlett 
Nath' Bacheller 
David Tilton 

[Petition of Benjamin Brown of Epping, gentleman, April 14, 
1777, in behalf of his wife, daughter of Moses Morrill, Betty Mor- 
rill, aged less than 14 years, daughter of Moses Morrill, and John 
Morrill of Kingston, tanner, tenants in common, for the division 
of nine acres of swamp in Kingston and four acres of salt marsh in 
Seabrook.] 

State of New 1 Pursuant to a warrant from the Honorable 
Hampshire r Philips White Esq'' Judge of the probate of 

Rockingham ss J wills &c for said County Impowering us the 
Subscribers to make a division of the Estate of Moses Morrill 
Late of kingston in Said County Deceased viz that part which 
was set off to the widow of said deceased we having viewed the 
premises do hereby agree to make the following return Viz we 
have Set off to Abigail the wife of Benjamin Brown and Daughter 
of said deceased the Northerly part of the home place joining 
northerly on Land of Lieu* John Toppan and to Extend South- 
erly Between Land of Ebenezer Lovering on the East and Land 
of Samuel Stevens on the west Eight Rods by said Stevens and 
Nine Rods & half by Said Lovering with Straight Lines from 
bound to bound Excluding so much of said part as is taken up by 
the house Together with three Rods on the East and on the north 
of said house continuing the said northerly three Rod to the 
highway and to Betty we have set off the other half of the Estate 
of said deceased which belonged to said widow viz nine Rod and 
a half on said Lovering and Seven Rod on the westerly End of 
Said place being straight from bound to bound together with that 
part of the house which belonged to Said widow with the privi- 
ledge Round the house as above said also to said Betty three 
acres and three Quarters of Land near the westerly end of said 
place jining by Land of Isaac Brown Easterly and the heirs of 



354 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Joseph Eastman on the South and Land of Said Betty on the 
west and said Eastmans heirs on the north which parts we have 
carefully viewed and set meets and bounds as above said in 
Testimony whereof we have hereunto Set our hands this Twenty 
ninth day of December anno Domini 1777 — 

Moses Flanders 1 

David Tilton r Committee 

Ezra Currier J 

[Additional account of John Prescott and his wife Miriam, 
administratrix; receipts, £73. 10. 8; expenditures, £20. 4. 9; 
allowed Feb. 26, 1778.] 



NATHANIEL BLANCHARD 1766 MILFORD 

[Bond of Joel Crosby, with Thomas Heald, yeoman, and 
Timothy Heald, gentleman, as sureties, all of New Ipswich, in 
the sum of £500, Nov. 22, 1766, for the guardianship of Na- 
thaniel Blanchard and Deliverance Blanchard, aged less than 
14 years, children of Nathaniel Blanchard of Mile Slip, husband- 
man, deceased; witnesses, Ebenezer Heald, Abraham Estabrook, 
Timothy Heald, Jr.] 



SAMUEL HART 1766 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of God Amen I Samuel Hart of Portsmouth in the 
Province of New Hampshire Joiner * * * 

3^*'^ I Give to my Dearly Beloved wife Bridget Hart all my 
Estate both Real and Personal with my Two Negro men & the 
Real Estate in Portsmouth in the Province aforesaid meaning 
the House & Land where I now Dwell with the out Houses &"* 
with the appurtunances thereunto belonging or any Ways ap- 
pertaining, and also the Lot of Land in Portsmouth aforesaid 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 355 

that is between the Lot of Samuel Beck and the House of Susana 
Pitman being Sixty feet Front & Eighty feet Back fronting 
on Dear Street (So Called) Dureing her Natural Life and if my 
wife Bridget Hart Should have Occation to Sell any Part of my 
Estate Either Real Or Personal for her Support She has Power & 
Liberty So to Do — 

^thiy I Give unto my Son Richard Hart & to His Heirs & 
assigns for Ever my House Land Garden out Houses with the 
appurtunances where I now Live after the Death of my wife 
afores^ & if my wife Bridget Hart Should not have occation to 
Dispose of Part of the Real or Personal Estate for her Support 
as afores*^ & my Son Richard Hart he Paying the Legacies here- 
after mentioned when it comes into his hands — 

^thiy J Give to my Daughter Mary Efford five Shillings Lawfull 
money — 

5thiy J Give also to Samuel Briard & Elizabeth Briard my 
Daughter Five Shellings Lawful money — 

ythiy J Give to Samuel Beck & Joanna his wife who is my 
Daughter Five Shillings Lawful money — 

gthiy J Give to my Grandson John Hart Five Pounds Lawful 
money — 

^thiy I Give also to my Grand Daughter abigail Slade five 
Shillings Lawful money — • 

lo^h'y I Give to my Son Daniel Hart & His Heirs & assigns for 
Ever that Lot of Land with the appurtunances between the Land 
of Samuel Becks and the Land of Susanna Pitman in Portsmouth 
in Said Province Lying & being in Dear Street (So Called) Front- 
ing on Said Street Sixty feet front & Eighty feet Back to him 
after the Death of his mother m« Bridget Hart but if my wife 
Bridget Hart Should not have occation to Sell or Dispose of the 
aforesaid Lot for her Support as aforesaid then to him the Said 
Daniel Hart as afores** — 

The Residue after the Death of my wife as moveables those to 
be Equally Divided to and amongst my Children and their 
Respective Heirs — 



356 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Finaly I do Constitute and appoint my Beloved wife Bridget 
Hart to be my Sole Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament 
and hereby Revoking all other Wills I do hereby Ratify & Con- 
firm this & no other to be my Last Will & Testament Witness my 
hand & Seal this 22<^ Day of November Anno Domini 1766 — 

Samuel Hart 

[Witnesses] A R Cutter, Samuel Treadwell, H Wentworth. 
[Proved Feb. 25, 1767.] 

[Bond of Bridget Hart, with Samuel Cutts, merchant, as 
surety, both of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, Feb. 25, 1767, 
for the execution of the will; witnesses, William Shackford, 
Richard Hart.] 

[Bond of Richard Hart, merchant, with Joshua Brackett, 
physician, and Samuel Briard, mariner, as sureties, all of Ports- 
mouth, in the sum of £500, July 14, 1773, for the administration 
of the estate, with will annexed; witnesses, Samuel Parker, 
John Pingree Williams.] 



THOMAS DUSTIN 1766 SALEM 

[Abiah Dustin renounces administration on the estate of 
Thomas Dustin in favor of Caleb Dustin at Salem Nov. 24, 
1766; witnesses, Moses Dustin, Zachariah Johnson.] 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Dustin of Salem, 
husbandman, granted to Caleb Dustin of Salem, husbandman, 
May 2, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 426.] 

[Bond of Caleb Dustin, with John Currier of Salem and 
James Paul of Londonderry, husbandmen, as sureties, in the 
sum of £200, May 2, 1767, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Samuel Livermore, Jane Livermore.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 357 

[Warrant, May 2, 1767, authorizing James Paul and John 
Currier to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested May 5, 1767; amount, £343. 4. 6; signed 
by James Paul and John Currier.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 17, 1772, authorizing Nathaniel Woodman, 
Jeremiah Dow, Daniel Gordon, John Currier, and James Paul to 
divide the real estate.] 

Rockingham ss 1 Persuant to a Warrant to us Directed 

Province of Ham"' J by the Honour John Wintarth Esq"" Judge 
of Probate of wills &c for said Province to make Pertion and 
Division of the Rael Estate of Thomas Dusten Late of Salem 
in Said Province yeoman Deced amongst the heirs of said Deced 
wee have accordingly atended Said Service and maid Division 
of Said Estate amongst the heirs in manner and form following 
(viz) — 

first we have Divided out to moses the Eldes Son in age two 
full shears a cartain Peace of Land that his Decest father bought 
of Samuel ayrs of haverhill Containing abought ninty acrs 
bound as followith beginning at the norwest Corner by land of 
Nathaniel woodman thence Southerly by the Rode fifty Pools to 
Land of mary Copps thence Easterly by s^ Land fifty three 
Pools to a Pitch Pine marked thence Southerly by s"* Copps 
Land Sixty two Pools to John aliens mill Pond thence Easterly 
by John aliens Land one hundred and thirty two Pools to a 
Pitch Pine marked near the Rode thence northerly to Caleb 
marbels land thence westerly by s'^ marbels Seventy three Pools 
to a black oak by William Clements Land thence norwesterly by 
s*^ Clements Land forty Six Pools to a stake and Stones thence 
westerly Eighty Eight Pools to the bounds first mentioned — 

2ly we have Laid out to Stephen the next son in age the 
Southeast Lot beginning by the Rode by Land of the heirs of 
Obadiah Dusten Decest thence East abought one hundred and 
Eighteen Pools to a stake and stones which is the bounds of the 
s*^ obadiah Dustens Decst thence north twenty two Pools to a 



358 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

stake and stones thence west abought one hundred and ninteen 
Pools to the Rode to a stake and stones thence Southerly twenty 
four Pools and three quarters to the bounds first mentioned — 

3ly Ebenezer the next son in age begins at the s^ Stephens 
norwest Corner at a stake and stones thence East by s*^ Land 
one hundred and ninteen Pools to a stake and stones thence 
north twenty two Pools to a stake and stones thence West 
abought one hundred and thirty Pools to a stake and stones by 
the Rode thence southerly by the Rode abought twenty five Pools 
to the bounds first mentioned — 

4ly amos the younger son in age beginning at a stake and 
stones Which is the northwest Corner bounds of the above s'^ 
Ebenezer thence East by s'^ Ebenezer abought one hundred and 
thirty Pools to a stake and stones thence north abought twenty 
Pools to Pitch Pine marked by Seth Patees Land thence west 
by s'^ Patees Land and Nathaniel Belnaps abought one hundred 
and forty Six Pools to the Rode thence southerly by the Rode to 
the bounds first mentioned Reserving the Previlege of the streem 
to Each of the heirs according to there Right threw the firm — 

5ly furthermore we have Set off the Lowest Cornor of said firm 
ten acrs and one half of wood Land to Stephen and amos which 
Complets there full shear Stephen shall have the northerly half 
and amos the southerly half of s"* ten acrs and an half bound as 
followeth upon the north Side by Alexander Gordens Land upon 
the west side by Enos Websters Land upon the south side by 
the above s*^ Gordons Land upon the East Side by s'^ Gordens 
madow — 

61y to mary the Eldest Daughter we have Set of the norwest 
Lot bounded as followeth (viz) beginning at the notheast Corner 
at a stake and stones which is the South East Corner bounds of 
Alexander Gordens Land thence Southerly by the Rode to the 
brook thence Down the brook Eighteen Pools to stump with 
stones abought it thence west to alexander Gordens Land north- 
erly by s^ Gordens Land thirty five Pools to a stake and stones 
which is the notheast corner bound of Said Gordens Land 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 359 

thence by Caleb Dustens and s<^ Gordens Land Running East to 
the bounds first mentioned Reserving four acrs and an half 
to Caleb Dusten out of said Lot as shall appear by Deed — 

7ly to abiah the youngest Daughter the Southerly Lot bounded 
as beginning at the Rode at a stake and stones by Land of the 
heirs of Obadiah Dusten Decest thence west by s'^ heirs Land 
Eighty two Pools to a stake and stones thence north by s<^ heirs 
Land fifteen Pools to a stake and stones thence west by s*^ heirs 
Land to the madow thence northwesterly by s^ madow to a 
Popler tree which is the South East Corner bound of alexander 
Gordens Land thence northerly by s'^ Gordens Land to the above 
s'^ marys Land thence East by s** marys Land to the brook thence 
over the brook thence up the brook to the Rode thence South- 
erly by the Rode to the bounds first mentioned Reserv'ing the 
Privilege of the barn to Stephen Ebenezer amos mary and abiah 
Exclusive of the widows thirds Each an Equel shear till abiah 
shall Come to LawfuU age after that to be the three sons namely 
Stephen Ebenezer and amos an Equel Share Exclusive of the 
widows thirds and at the widows Decse to belong to the above 
named Sons Stephen Ebenezer and amos — 

Sly we have set of the widows Dower (viz) beginning at a stake 
and stones by the Rode thence west thirty Six Pools to the up- 
land at a stake and stones thence northerly by the upland to 
alexander Gordens Land thence East by S^ Gordens Land to the 
Rode thence Crossing the Rode and Runing by Nathaniel 
Beelnaps Land twenty Eight Pools to a stake and stones thence 
southerly to a stake and stones by Land of Obadiah Decest 
thence west Sixteen Pools to the Rode thence Crossing the Rode 
and then Running ten Pools to a white Pine tree thence northerly 
to a mapel tree by the brook thence up the brook ten Pools to 
the Rode thence Cross the book to the bounds first mentioned 
we have Set of to the widow a wood Lot at the East End of the 
firm beginning at the notheast Corner at a Pine tree marked by 
Seth Patees Land thence south to a stake and stones standing 
by the Land of obadiah Dusten Decest thence west Eightteen 



360 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Pools to a stake and stones thence noth to the s*^ Patees Land 
thence East Eighteen Pools to the bound first mentioned ferther- 
more we have set of to the widow twenty acrs of wood Land of 
the Land that Thomas Dusten bought of Samuel ayrs of haver- 
hill bound as followeth beginning at the norwest Corner by Land 
of Nathaniel woodmans thence Southerly by the Rode twenty 
Eight Pools thence Easterly a strate Line to a black oak which is 
the southwest Corner bound of Caleb marbels Land thence by 
william Clements Land forty Six pools to a stake and stones 
thence westerly Eighty Eight Pools to the bounds first mentioned 
Reserving a Privilige of Passing and Repassing threw Each 
others Land both for widow and Children furthermore the 
widow shall Have the East Cattel and ty up Privilige in the 
flore — 

furthermore Ebenezer Shall have a Privilige of building a 
house at the west End of the house 

Dated Salem June y 15**^ 1772 John Currier 

James Paul 
Daniel Gorden 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, the real estate; ex- 
penditures, £46. 2. 3; allowed March 25, 1773.] 



JOSEPH BREWSTER 1766 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Brewster of Portsmouth in 
the Province of New Hampshire Shopkeeper being Indisposd in 
body * * * 

Item I give & Devise to my Son in Law George Hart that Lot 
of Land where he has built an house as the same has been usually 
fenced & Improved by him or under him but to Extend no farther 
to him his Heirs & assigns 

Item all the rest of my Estate real & Personal I Give & Devise 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 36 1 

the use of the Same to Phoebe my beloved wife during her 
natural life with power to dispose of so much of my Personal 
Estate as She shall have Occasion to Support her Comfortably 
during her life 

Item I give & Devise to my Grandson Joseph Boyd all the 
reversion & remainder of that part of my real Estate which I 
had out of my fathers Estate with that I purchased which 
formerly belonged to W" Lock lying near the other to have & 
hold to my Said Grandson & the heirs of his body Lawfully 
begotten forever — 

Item all the reversion & Remainder of My Estate that is all 
my real Estate after my wife's Decease and all my Personal 
Estate which she shall not have Occasion to use I give Devise 
and Dispose of among all my Children their heirs & assigns 
Equally Divided but if any of them Shall be Deceased at the 
time of her Decease the share which woud have been Such De- 
ceased Child's shall then go to the Children of that Person so 
Deceased Lastly I hereby Constitute & appoint my Said wife to 
be Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and re- 
voke all other wills by me in any manner heretofore made In 
Witness whereof I have hereto Set my hand & Seal the 25*^ Day 
of November Anno Domini 1766 — 

Joseph Brewster 

[Witnesses] William Parker, Daniel Peirce Jun^ Matthew 
Haslett. 

[Proved Dec. 23, 1766.] 

[Bond of Phoebe Brewster, with George Boyd as surety, both 
of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, Dec. 23, 1766, for the execu- 
tion of the will; witnesses, William Parker, Daniel Peirce, Jr.] 

[Caveat of George Boyd and George Hart, July 20, 1767, 
against the granting of administration without notice, the execu- 
trix being deceased, "as your Petitioners fear Joseph Brewster 
the Son of the Deceased will be unwilling to comply with the 
said Will and in Consequence thereof will move for administra- 



362 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

tion on said Estate with a View of keeping the whole in his 
hands & not without hopes of some other advantage That as his 
right is no better than one of the other Children your Petition" 
in Right of their wives have as good a right as he."] 

[Administration granted to George Hart of Portsmouth, 
blacksmith, July 29, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 488.] 

[Bond of George Hart, with George Boyd and Zachariah Foss, 
innholder, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, 
July 29, 1767, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Robert Parks, William Parker.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £206. 8. 9>^; expen- 
ditures, £37. 15. 8; allowed March 16, 1769.] 



BILEY HARDY 1766 BRENTWOOD 

[Administration on the estate of Biley Hardy of Brentwood, 
yeoman, granted to Nicholas Hardy Nov. 26, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 314.] 

[Bond of Nicholas Hardy of Brentwood, yeoman, with Joseph 
Wadleigh of Brentwood, yeoman, and Jethro Pearson of Exeter, 
gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of £10,000, Nov. 26, 1766, for 
the administration of the estate; witness, William Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 24, 1767; amount, £353. o. 10; signed by 
Edward Stevens and Daniel Clark.] 

[Warrant, March 30, 1767, authorizing Walter Bryent of New- 
market, Samuel Dudley, gentleman, and Jonathan Smith, yeo- 
man, both of Brentwood, to set off to Mehitabel Hardy the 
widow's dower.] 

Province of 1 Persuant to the within order we have Set of 

New Hamp"^ / to the said Widow her Dower of the within 

Mentioned Estate in the following Manner, viz. a peice of Land 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 363 

Bounded as follows beginning at the river at the Northerly 
Corner of the Land Belonging to the heirs of Reuben Smith 
Deceas'd & thence running Northwesterly by said river fourteen 
& one half Rods to a stake thence run^ Southerly Carrying the 
Bredth of fourteen & one half rods Bounding on the aforesaid 
Smiths Lands to a stake standing Square with the Northerly 
End of the orchard thence a Streight line to the Easterly side of 
the Barn floor to the Middle of the Barn thence Easterly across 
to the Next Girt thence southerly by said Girt to the Poast 
thence a Streight line to one Rod westerly of the west corner of 
the Dwelling house then to begin again at the Northeast Corner 
of said house & thence to run Northerly in the Middle between 
the third & fourth Rows of apple trees (leaving the four Rows to 
the Eastward) to the Northerly end of said orchard thence 
Easterly by said orchard to the aforesaid Smiths lands together 
with all the westerly end of the Dwelling house Excepting the 
garret also one third of the sellar on the south side with the half 
of one oven & also a way from the house to the high way together 
with a previledge of the well with all the Previledges and Ap- 
purtenances Appertaining to the Premises Excepting and Re- 
serving to the Easterly part of said House the previledge of a 
Way from the Back or Northerly Door of said house ten feet 
wide Round the Easterly Corner of said House, and also one 
third part of a Certain Peice of salt Marsh Situate on Exeter 
River set of as Dower as aforesaid and Bounded as follows viz 
Beginning at the South westerly Corner of said Marsh at the 
upland adjoining to Marsh of thomas Lifords & thence Run* 
Bounding on said Lifords Marsh to the aforesaid River thence 
Bounds on the upland on the west & the aforesaid River on the 
East & thence running Down said River fifteen Rods on a 
Streight Line Carrying the full Bredth of said Marsh Dated at 
Exeter the 6*'' Day of April Annoque Domini 1767 

Sam"' Dudly 1 

Jonathan Smith \ commitee 
Walter Bryent Jun' 



364 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £317. 18. ii>^; ex- 
penditures, £173. 8. 3>2; allowed Sept. 27, 1780.] 



JOHN CROWN 1766 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Crown of Portsmouth 
granted to Ann Crown Nov. 28, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 325.] 

[Bond of Ann Crown, widow, with Nathaniel Adams and John 
Parker, merchants, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£500, Nov. 28, 1766, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Parker, William Whipple.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 28, 1767; amount, £91. 5. 6; signed by Henry 
Prescott and Stephen Batson.] 



JOHN HENDERSON 1766 JAFFREY 

[Administration on the estate of John Henderson of Monad- 
nock No. 2, yeoman, granted to Reuben Kidder Dec. 5, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 327.] 

[Bond of Reuben Kidder of New Ipswich, with Samuel Hobart 
of Hollis and Enoch Hale of Monadnock No. i, yeoman, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Dec. 5, 1766, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, Jonathan Lovewell, Philip Fowler, Jr.] 



SARAH DAM 1766 MADBURY 

In the Name of God amen This Tenth Day of December 
annoque Domini, one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Six, I 
Sarah Dam of ye Parish of Madbury, in the Province of New- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 365 

hampshire, widow, Being advanced in Years, and Exerciesed 
with Bodily Infirmities * * * 

Imprimis I Give and Bequeath unto my Grandaughter 
Martha Jones and to her heirs and assigns forever my Whole 
Estate both Real and Personnal wheresomever the Same may be 
found (Except what I Shall Otherways Dispose of in these Pres- 
ents) to be Entered upon and be Possessed by her as Soon as 
She may Enter into Wedlock or be Lawfully Married to any 
Person or if She Remains Single at the age of Twenty one Years, 
and untill that Time to Remain in the hands of my Executors 
hereafter named But in Case my afors^ Grandaughter Martha 
Jones Should at the Time of her Decease Leave no Issue of her 
Body Lawfully Begotten, then my will is that what I have By 
these presents Bequeathed to her her heirs and assigns Shall be 
Equally Divided Between my Relations as follows — 

That is to Say to be Equally Divided Between Elizabeth 
Evans wife of John Evans of madbury afors^ and Martha Flood 
both the Daughters of my Brother Moses Commins Deceased 
and to their heirs & assigns — 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto the Society of People Called 
Quakers in the Town of Dover in Said Province Twenty five 
pounds Lawful money of said Province to be Paid the overseers 
of Said Society within one Year after my Decease by my Exec" 
out of my Estate and to be at the Discretion of the Said Over- 
seers to be used for the Benefit of the Society — 

Item it is my will That my Negroman Named Boston and 
Negro woman Named Coor Shall at and after my Decease have 
their Freedom and be no Longer used as Slaves nor Sold as Such 
and Shall also have During their Natural Lives y" free use & 
Liberty of the North Easterly Room in the house where I now 
Live also During as afor*^ to have an allowance out of my Estate 
to Comfortably Support them Besides what their Labour may 
Produce them to be allowed them at the Discretion of my 
Exec" (untill they may Settle & Deliver the Estate to the heirs 
according to the intent of these presents) and after that to have 



366 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

a Comfortable Support allowed them by my heirs that Enjoys 
the Estate — 

Item I Give unto the Parish of madbury afors'* five pounds 
Lawful money to be Paid unto whom the Parish may appoint to 
receive it out of my Estate by my Exec" to be Improved towards 
Supporting a School in Said Parish — 

and I Do hereby make ordain Constitute & appoint Eli 
Demerit and Ebenezer Demerit Both of madbury afors'i and 
Ebenezer Thompson of Durham my Executors * * * 

Sarh dam 

[Witnesses] Remembrance Clark, Robert Hill, Eli Demeritt 
Juner, Job Demeret. 
[Proved June 24, 1767.] 

[Inventory, July 16, 1767; amount, £1735. 12. 2; signed by 
Ephraim Hanson and John Wingate; an addition of £79. 7. 3 
was made July 25, 1769.] 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £904. 11. 5, personal 
estate; expenditures, £479. 16. 7; allowed Aug. 30, 1769.] 



SAMUEL GRINDALL 1766 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Samuel Grendal of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire in New England Mason 
Being very Sick and Weak of Body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Samuel Grendal the 
one half part of that Land I Purchased of Hannah Hughes which 
makes him the whole Lot with that part he purchased of me 
(Provided he Be Edjected out of it & Loose it) He shall Come in 
with his Brother & Sister Daniel & mary hereafter named for an 
Equal share in that house & Land I Purchased of John Abbot 
Also I Give unto my son Samuel the one half of my house & Land 
at Gosport on the Isle of sholes in New Hampshire Aforesaid — 

Item I Give unto my son Daniel Grindel the one half of my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 367 

house & Land I now Live in which I purchased of John Abbot — 
Also the one half of my house and Land at Gosport on the Isle of 
Sholes in New Hampshire aforesaid (Except that my Son Samuel 
shall Be Edjected out of that Land I Purchased of Hanah Hughes 
& Loose it — Then my son Samuel shall Come in with his 
Brother Daniel Grindel & mary Grindel with an Equal share in 
the house & Land I Purchased of John Abbot — 

I Give unto my Daughter mary Grindel the one half of my 
house & Land I now Live in which I Purchased of John Abbott 
— also I Give unto my Daughter Mary Grindel my Pew in the 
meeting house at Gosport on the Isle of Sholes in New Hamp- 
shire aforesaid (Except that my Son Samuel shall be Ejected out 
of that Land I Purchased of Hannah Hughes and Loose it 
Then my Son Samuel Grindel shall Come in with his Brother 
Daniel Grindel & Mary Grindel with an Equal Share in the 
house & Land I Purchased of John Abbot 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my well Beloved wife mary 
Grindel (whome I make my Executrix with my Son Samuel to 
See this my will & testament preformed) the one third part of all 
my Estate Both real & personal of what kind or Nature whatso- 
ever Dureing her Life and after her Decease all the personal 
Estate to be Equaly Divided Amongest my three Children 
Sam*' Daniel & mary Except her wearing Apparrel to be at her 
own Disposel 

and I Do hereby revoke Disannul & make void all former wills 
and Testaments By me made Ratifying this to be my Last will 
and no other In witness whereof I the said Samuel Grindel have 
Set my hand & Seal this Seventeenth Day of December Annoque 
Domini 1766 

Samuel Grendel 

[Witnesses] Ichabod Clark, John Tucker, Cyprian Jeffry. 
[Proved Jan. 21, 1767.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 27, 1767; amount, £159. i. 6; signed by John 
Wendell and Samuel Hall.l 



368 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Aug. 20, 1768, authorizing Samuel Penhallow and 
John Wendell, gentleman, both of Portsmouth, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims; amount, £125. o. o; signed by John Wendell 
and John Parker.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to a Warrant directed to us the 
New Hamp"" / Subscribers from the Hon'''^ John Wentworth 
Esq"^ Judge of the Probate of Wills &c^ for said Province, Author- 
izing us to sett off the Widows Thirds in the Estate of Sam' 
Grindal late of Portsm° dec*^. We have proceeded on s*^ Business 
and have sett ofif to Mary Grindal the Widow of said Samuell, 
the Western half of the late Dwelling House of the deceased with 
the Priviledge of a free Passage into the front Door & of the 
Stairs to go up into y^ Chamber & Garrett also all the Garden 
belonging to the Same beginning at the S West Corner of the 
House thence to Run about three feet to a Cherry Tree in s'^ 
Garden, from thence to run Southerly to the Land of Ichabod 
Clarke and so Westerly, Northerly and Easterly, as said Garden 
is now infenced and Improved, for the Sole Use & Benefit of said 
Mary & her assigns during her Life As Witness our Hands this 
20**^ day of October 1768 — 

Mark Langdon 
Tho^ Peirce 
John Wendell 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £121. 13. 8; expenditures, 
£33. 13. 8; allowed Feb. 28, 1771.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £125. o. o; amount 
distributed, £88. o. o; allowed July 3, 1771.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 369 

JEAN SMITH 1766 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God amen I Jean Smith of Londonderry In 
the province of Newhampshire widow being weake in Bodey 

Itam I will and bequith unto my Son In Law James todd and 
suseanna his wife all my Reail estat and Improvments theron 
and two Cows he paying to my Son william Smith thirtey five 
pounds LawfouU money for which my Said Son hath my note 
for the Sam to be paid at my Dath; and also to pay the after 
bequethments; and my funural Charges 

Itam I will and bequith to my Gran Doughter Jean Smith 
adams fiften pounds Lawfoull money to be paid to hir when She 
arives at the age of twintey one years 

Itam I will and bequith to my Gran Son andrew petterson five 
pounds Lawfoull money to be paid to him when he arives at the 
age of twintey one years 

Itam I will and bequith to my Said Gran Doughter Jean 
Smith adams my bede and Courtiens and furnuture ther to 
belongin 

Itam I will and bequith to my Gran Doughter Rachel petter- 
son my Dask 

Itam I will and bequith to my Son william Smith Six Shillings 
Lawfoull money 

Itam I will and bequith to James petterson and Rachel his 
wife Six Shillings Lawfoull money 

Itam I will and bequith to Jonathan adams and Sarah his wife 
Six Shillings Lawfoull money 

Itam I will and bequth to my above Said Son In Law James 
todd and Susanna his wife all the Remening part of my personal 
estat that is not allredey bequithed 

And I Do make and ordain my Son In Law James todd exacu- 
ture to this my Last will and testement Reatifing this and no 
other to be my Last will and testement 

In testcmoney of all before written I the Said Jean Smith 
have hear unto Satte my hand and Seal this twintey third Day 



370 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of December and In the year of our Lord one thousand Seven 
hundred and Sixtey and Six and In the Seventh year of his 
majesty's Rign &c 

and I Jean Smith Do Declaire and pronounce this and no other 
to be my Last will and testement 

hir 
Jean X Smith 
mark 

[Witnesses] John Bell, Abraham Duncan, Samuel Barr. 
[Proved Nov. 29, 1767.] 



SAMUEL BRACKETT 1766 

[Guardianship of Love Brackett, aged less than 14 years, daugh- 
ter of Samuel Brackett, granted to Joseph Jenness Dec. 24, 
1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 326.] 

[Bond of Joseph Jenness, with Samuel Jenness as surety, 
both of Rye, in the sum of £500, Dec. 24, 1766, for the guardian- 
ship of Love Brackett, aged less than 14 years, daughter of 
Samuel Brackett, son of Samuel Brackett, deceased; witnesses, 
William Parker, Sarah Parker.] 



JOSEPH BEAN 1766 KINGSTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Bean of Kingston In the 
Province of Newhampshire in New England Inholder Being ill & 
weak in body * * * 

Imprimis my will is that all my Just Debts & funeral Charges 
shall be pay'd & discharged by my two Sons Joseph & Peter 
Bean, Joseph to pay two thirds & Peter the other third thereof — 

Item To my Wife Hannah Bean I will & Bequeath the west fore 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 37 1 

Room in my house & the Chamber over it & the West garret in 
my now Dwelling house for her use & improvement she taking my 
Daughter Sarah to live & improve with her therein During life & 
also one third part of the Cellar & also a priviledge of doing her 
work in the back Room in my house during life — & also I will & 
bequeath to my Said wife the Improvement of One third of 
Each of my two places in the East Parish in Kingston Viz* 
the place I live upon & the other the place that I bought of 
Benjamin Sleeper late of Kingston Deceas'd during life & also 
two of my cows & all my houshold furniture Except my Clock & 
great Bible to be her own & at her own dispose & so much of my 
Barn as Shall be needfull to keep the two Cows in & the hay for 
their Support yearly during her life — 

Item To my Daughter Miriam the Wife of Jacob French I 
will the Sum of Twenty Pounds lawful money of This Province 
to be paid her by my Son Joseph the one half of it within two 
years after my decease & the other half of it within two years 
after that 

Item To my Daughter Margaret the Wife of Lieutenant 
Nathan Bacheller I will the Sum of twenty Pounds Lawfull 
Money of this Province to be paid her within Two Years after 
my decease the one half of it by my Son Joseph the other half by 
my Son Peter — 

Item To my Daughter Sarah I will the sum of thirty shillings 
lawfull money of this Province a Year to be paid her that is the 
Said Sum of thirty Shillings law full money of this Province 
Every Year during her Natural life the one half to be paid by 
my Son Joseph the other half of it by my Son Peter — & in Case 
she outlives her mother that she shall have the priviledge in the 
house as she had with her — 

Item — To my Son Joseph Bean I give that part of my house 
& Barn that I have not appropriated to his mother & two Thirds 
of my homested place & after his mothers decease the whole 
thereof to him & his heirs & assigns forever reserving only the 
priviledge in the house to his Sister Sarah if she outlives her 



372 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

mother as is before mentioned to her as also two thirds of my 
Stock of Cattle Swine &c & my Clok & my great Bible & also two 
thirds of my tools & implements for husbandry — & my Desk 

Item To my Son Peter Bean I give two thirds of my lower 
place which I bought of Benjamin Sleeper late of Kingston De- 
ceas'd & after his mothers decease the whole of it with the house 
& barn thereon to him & the heirs of his Body Lawfully begotten 
forever & one yoke of Small Cattle — 

Item my land in Nottingham I give as follows Namely two 
Thirds thereof to my Son Joseph & the other third to my Son 
Peter to them their heirs & Assigns forever — 

Item my other lands in Kingston not disposed of in this my 
will by me I give to my Daughter Frenches Eldest Son to him 
his Heirs & assigns forever — 

Item — my will is that my Son Joseph shall find his mother 
an horse with bridle Saddle & Pillion when she shall want to ride 
abroad as long as she shall live in the house — 

Item the rest of my Stock not disposed of in this my will I give 
to my Son Joseph & the rest of my Tools & implements for Hus- 
bandry Excepting two Chains which I give to my son Peter — 

Item my Right in a New township granted by the Name of 
Unity I give the one half to my two grandchildren Joseph 
French & Joseph Bacheller to be Equally divided between them 
the other half of it to my Son Joseph & my Son in law Nathan 
Bacheller to pay them for Carrying on the right which I hereby 
will them to do 

Item — my will is & I do hereby Appoint Wiliam Parker of 
kingston Esquire & my Son Joseph Bean to be Sole Executors to 
This my last will & Testament hereby revoking & disannulling 
All former & other wills & Testaments by me heretofore Or- 
dain'd & made — In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my 
hand & Seal this Thirtieth day of December Anno Domini One 
Thousand Seven hundred & Sixty Six & in The Seventh Year of 
his Majesties Reign — 

Joseph Bean 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 373 

[Witnesses] Frances Bachelder, Timothy Tilton, Nath' Bachel- 
lor. 

[Proved Jan. 12, 1767.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 12, 1767, authorizing Ebenezer Collins and 
Nathaniel Batchelder, both of Kingston, gentlemen, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, March 2, 1767; amount, £956. 4. 2; signed by 
Ebenezer Collins and Nathaniel Batchelder.] 

Know all men : That Pursuant to the Request of Hannah Bean 
widow & relict of Joseph Bean late of Kingstown in the Province 
of New Hamps: deceasd & her son Peter Bean of Kingstown 
yeoman made to us the subscribers to set off to the s'* Hannah 
her right of Dower in the Homestead liveing of the s'^ Peter, after 
haveing viewed the premisses & maturely Considered the mat- 
ter, have proceeded & set off to the s'^ Hannah for her Right of 
Dower in the s*^ premisses viz: the Homestead liveing of the s'^ 
Peter as followeth viz: Beginning at the High way & joyning to 
land of the hereafter Named Phinehas Bachelder, & from thence 
to run westerly by s'^ Bachelders land till it Comes to land or 
meadow ground belonging to the Hiers of Jedidiah Philbrick 
Esq'' deceasd, then Northerly by s*^ Philbricks land, or meadow 
ground, twenty rods to a stake, then Easterly to the High way 
first mentioned to a stake then southerly by the s"^ High way 20 
rods to the place where it first began; Eighteen acres more or 
Less; and the Lower room & Chamber in the Easterly End of 
the Dwelling House; & one Third of the Cellar; one Third part 
of the Barn also; at the westerly End thereof: In witness whereof 
we do hereunto set our hands & seals the 26*'' day of November 
Annoq Domini 1767 in the Eighth year of his majesties Reign &c 

Phinehas Batchelor 
Jeremy Webster 

[Hannah Bean and Peter Bean accept the division Nov. 26, 
1767; witnesses, Jeremy Webster, Phineas Batchelder.] 



374 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Petition of Hannah Bean of East Kingston, March 30, 1779, 
for the setting off of her dower, "Being now Reduced to Straits 
and difficulties by the Inlargement of my family"; witnesses, 
Jonathan Collins, Joseph Welch.] 

State of New ^ Pursuant to a Warrant from the Hon- 
Hampshire > orable Phillips White Esq*^ Judge of the 

Rockingham ss J Probate of wills &c for said county Pointing 
to us the Subscribers a Committee to set off to Hannah Bean 
widow of Joseph Bean Late of Kingston in said county yeoman 
deceased her dower which happens to her of the estate of her 
Late husband of which he died Seized We having viewed and 
Measured the said estate do hereby agree to make the following 
Return viz we have Set off to the said widow Twenty Seven acres 
on the Easterly Side of home Place Bounded as followeth viz 
Begining at a Stake and Stones at the northerly side of the Barn 
Running Southeasterly about Twenty five Rods to a Beach Tree 
which is the northwesterly corner Bounds of the Personage 
thence Running southerly by the westerly side of said Personage 
untill it comes to the Southeasterly Bounds of the said home 
Place thence Running northwesterly about Twenty four Rod }^ 
Rods to a stake and stones by Land of Cap* Richard Boynton, 
thence northerly about one hundred and seventy three Rods to 
a maple Tree marked thence north eleven degrees west Ten 
Rods to a stake & stones thence north thirty degrees East to the 
Southeasterly corner of the Longest Barn thence including the 
Lesser Barn to the Bounds first mentioned also another small 
piece of Land in said home place contining about one Quarter of 
an acre Bounded as followeth viz Begining at the midle of the 
door on the southerly side of the house Running southwesterly to 
the southwesterly corner of the Shop thence northwesterly to an 
oak Tree marked and onwards to the highway thence by said 
highway northeasterly to the midle of the house on the northerly 
side Including So much of the house as is Spacified in the will of 
said deceased and Excluding all other Buildings on said piece 
which Belongs to the other Two thirds also a priviledge to pass 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 375 

and Repass to and from the well which first piece above named 
is Represented in the Plan hereto annexed By the Letter A and 
the Smaller piece by the Letter B and the other Two thirds by the 
Letter C & D Secondly we have set off to said widow another 
piece situate in kingston aforesaid commonly called the Sleeper 
Place Bounded as followeth viz Begining at a Stake and Stones 
by the highway Leading from South hampton to Exeter which 
stake is at the corner Between the Land of Capt Phinehas 
Bachelder & Said Joseph Bean from thence Running westerly on 
the Line Between said Bachelder and said Bean untill it comes 
to Land of Samuel Philbrook Esq'' late of said kingston deceased 
thence northerly by said Philbrooks Land or meadow ground 
Twenty one Rods and thirteen feet to a Stake and Stones 
thence Easterly on a Straight Line till it comes to a stake and 
stones by said highway which stake and stones stands by a 
Maple Tree by Said highway thence Southerly by said highway 
about Twenty Two Rods to the Bounds first mentioned which 
part set off as thirds is Represented in the annexed Plan by the 
Letter E and the other Two third by the Letter F 

the Said Premises abovesaid we have Set off and divided to the 
Best of our Judgment in Testimony whereof we have hereunto 
Set our hands this Eighth day of April anno Domini 1779 

Benj^ Prescott 

John Sanbun 

Jere. Bachelder }■ Committee 

Samuel Stevens 

Moses Flanders 

A Plan of the Land of Joseph Bean Late of kingston deceased 
which he died siezed of, the home place is Represented by figure 
first the third set off in said figure contains Twenty Seven acres 
and the other Two third contains sixty six acres and in figure 
second the thirds contains Twenty acres and a half and the other 
Two thirds contains forty acres three Quarters and Ten Rods 

[Bond of Joseph Hilliard of Kensington, with Benjamin 



376 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 




?Ae a2-ove Tians X.«.id down 2>y a. Sca.lt. «^ '•foi-ly Tiolcs to an 
incTi T'a.Jten »^rzl f /^jj JByTTIosfs J^^Andtra Smv^yoT 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 377 

French of Kingston as surety, in the sum of £1000, Aug. 20, 
1779, to prosecute his appeal against the decision of the com- 
mittee to set off the widow's dower; witnesses, Nathaniel 
Parker, WilHam Parker.] 



SAMUEL HANSON 1766 EPPING 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Hanson of Epping, 
yeoman, granted to Sarah Hanson Dec. 31, 1766.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 329.] 

[Bond of Sarah Hanson of Epping, widow, with Andrew French 
and Andrew French, Jr., both of Stratham, yeomen, as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, Dec. 31, 1766, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Ziba Foss, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, April 28, 1767; amount, £1111. 12. o; signed by 
Ezekiel Brown and Abraham Perkins.] 

[Warrant, May 28, 1783, authorizing Jonathan Swain of Ray- 
mond, Ezekiel Godfrey of Poplin, gentleman, Simon Dearborn, 
gentleman, Thomas Norris, and Josiah Norris, yeomen, all of 
Epping, to set ofif the widow's dower.] 

[Citation to the administratrix, March 17, 1784, to render an 
account.] 

Rockingham ss We the Subscribers being appointed a Com- 
mittee by the Hon'*' Philips White Esq"^ Judge of the Probats of 
wills &c for Said County to Set off to Sarah Hanson widow her 
Dower or thirds which happens to her of the Estate of her late 
Husband Samuel Hanson late of Epping in Said County Yeoman 
Decesed and accordingly we have don it in the following manner viz : 

Wee have set of about Sixty five acres of land be the Same 
More or less Bounded as follows Beginning at the northwest 
Corner of thirty Seven acres of Land Said Wido Sold to her Son 
Andrew Hanson at the highway leading to Poplin and Runs 



378 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Southerly Binding on Sd Andrews Sd land to a grant on Pis- 
casieck River then Runs westerly binding on Said grant to Land 
Abraham Sanborn Purchased of Said Wido at a Stake and Stones 
and Runs Notherly Binding on Sd Sanborns and on Richard 
Cliffords land to ten acres of land Said Widow Sold to Said An- 
drew to the Northeast Corner of said ten acres to a Stake & 
stones then Runs Northerly to a Stake and Stones at the South- 
east Corner of two acres of land Said Andrew Purchased of Said 
Widow and Runs Notherly Binding on said two acres to a Stake 
and Stones at the aforesaid highway and Runs Easterly Binding 
on Said highway to the Bounds first mentioned with y^ Orchard 
on the Same Excepting two thirds of the Buildings on the Same 
and Leaveing out of the Premises a Previledge on said Land 
Conveniant to Pass and Repass to and from & carrying on Live- 
ing and Improveing the two thirds of the house and Barn on 
Said farm: also for yards for Cattle wood gardens &c and for 
passing to and from Said highway to Sd buildings at all times 
with horses Carts and Loose Cattle or Anything said two thirds 
may need at all times in Some Suitable Place to Pass on as 
aforesaid — 

Also the two west ground Rooms in Said house with the 
Southwest Chamber and the garret over sd Chamber and also a 
Previledge in the Cechen to wash Bake Brew or any other work 
she may have ocasion to do in Said Room : Also a Previledge in 
the Dairy for seting milk or any other use she may want: also 
the Entry to the middle of the fore Dore and stair way to Im- 
prove Sd Chamber Room : and one third of the Cellar Under the 
East End of Said house viz the north end of sd Cellar — and also 
the middle of Said Barn Begining at the middle of the East Barn 
floor and Runs westerly to the East Side of the west Barn floor 
Carrying the wedth through Said Barn and to the Ruf of Said 
Barn Given Under our hands att Epping May y« 27*^ 1784 

Jon^ Swain 
Thomas Norris 
Ezek' Godfrey 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 379 

SAMUEL DOE 1767 NEWMARKET 

In the name of God amen the Sixth day of January Anno 
Domini one thousand Seven hundred Sixty and Seven I Samuel 
Doe of New Market in the Province of newhampshire in new- 
england Gent. Being Sick & week of Body * * * 

Imprimis First I give & bequeath to my well beloved wife 
Abigail Doe all my Personal Estate of Every kind as Containing 
all my Live Stock & Household Goods & wairing apperril & 
Sofourth it being all my Estate Except what is Real Estate & 
Except So much out of y" Live Stock as I Shall hereafter in this 
Instrument order to my Executor to pay the Charge of my fun- 
eral & pay all my Just Debts & the Lagacies hereafter mentioned 
in this Instrument 

Secondly I give & bequeath to my DutyfuU Son Samuel Doe 
fifty pounds LawfuU money which fifty pounds is Due to me 
from my Son Broadstreet Doe as will appear by a note from under 
his hand for fifty pounds Proclamation money Date august the 
third 1765 — 

thirdly I give and bequeath to my Dutyfull Sons Johnathan 
Doe Zebulon Doe & Lemuel Doe Equally Divided between 
them all the Right title Interest Claim Challange or Demand 
which I have or ought to have of in or unto that town or Tract 
of Land Called & Known by the name of New Durham Laying 
in newhampshire upon the head of Rochester to be to them & 
their heirs & assigns for ever as afore Said — 

Item I give & bequeath to my Dutyfull Son John Doe five 
Shillings Lawfull money Exclusive of the Land whereon he now 
Lives of which I have given him a Deed — 

Item I give & bequeath to my Dutyfull Daughter Abigail 
Doe fifty pounds Lawfull money to be paid by my Executor 
hereafter named Emcadatly after my Decease — 

Item I give & bequeath to my Dutyfull Son Broadstreet Doe 
all the Remainder of my Estate & I do hereby Constitute make 
and ordain my Said Son Broadstreet Doe my Sole Executor of 
this my Last will & testament & hereby order & Direct that my 



380 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

s<* Executor give me a Decent Christian Burial & that the Cost 
thereof be paid out of my Live Stock as before mentioned & 
that he also pay all my Just Debts & Receive all those Debts 
Due to me & pay all the Legacies ordered in this Instrument 

and I do hereby utterly Disalow Revoke & Disanull all and 
Every other former testament will or bequeathment by me made 
Ratifieing & Confirming this and no other to be my Last will & 
testament In witness whereof I have here unto Set my hand & 
Seal the Day & year above written — 

his 
Samuel X Doe 
mark 

[Witnesses] Nicholas Doe, Walter Bryent, franses kinsten. 
[Proved Feb. 6, 1767.] 

[Abigail Doe, widow, waives Inventory Feb. 7, 1767; witnesses, 
Lemuel Doe, Andrew Barley.] 

[Bond of Bradstreet Doe of Durham, yeoman, with John 
Lane of Durham, yeoman, and Joseph Cilley, Jr., of Notting- 
ham, gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, March 4, 
1767, for the execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker, 
Nathaniel Folsom, Jr.] 



JOHN COLLINS 1767 WINDHAM 

[Administration on the estate of John Collins of Windham, 
yeoman, granted to John Collins of Windham, yeoman, Jan. 7, 
1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 387.] 

[Bond of John Collins, with John Armstrong and Joseph 
Clyde, yeomen, as sureties, all of Windham, in the sum of £500, 
Jan. 7, 1767, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Samuel Morrison, John Clyde.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 38 1 

[Inventory, Jan. 20, 1767; amount, £152. 15. o; signed by 
Samuel Morrison and John Clyde.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £99. 6. i, personal 
estate; expenditures, £42. 17. 5>^; mentions a widow and six 
children; allowed June i, 1768.] 

[Elizabeth Collins renounces administration on the estate of 
her husband, John Collins, not administered by John Collins, 
Jr., February 11, 1769; witness, S. Livermore.] 

[Administration granted to James Betton Feb. 22, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 365.] 

[Bond of James Betton, with John Webster of Hampstead 
and James Paul of Londonderry, yeoman, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Feb. 22, 1769, for the administration de bonis non 
of the estate, John Collins, Jr., being deceased; witnesses, 
Robert Wallace, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 22, 1769, authorizing Samuel Campbell, yeo- 
man, Samuel Morrison, and James Gilmore, gentlemen, to set 
off the widow's dower.] 

Province of "i Pursuant to an Order from the Hon''^* 
New Hampshire jjohn Went worth Esq"^ Judge of Probate of 
wills for Said Province appointing us a Com*«« to Set off to 
Elisebath Collins widow of John Collins late of Windham afore- 
said yeoman Deceased her Dower which happens to her of the 
Rale Estate of her Late husband also her Dower of the Real 
Estate of John Collins Ju'' Late of Said Windham yeoman 
Deceas*^ which they the Said John Collins & John Collins Ju"" 
Died Seized of — 

Accordingly we have set off the said Dower of Said Estates by 
Proper metes & Bounds which is as follows (viz) — Beginning 
at a stake at the south East Side of the Road to the South of 
the house then South East by the line of the Estate of the said 
John Collins Ju' Deceas<^ to a meadow known by the Name 



382 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of Moors Back Meadow then northerly by the Bounds of the 
Said Meadow to the Une of Phillips land then by the line of Said 
Phillips land about ten Rods to a pitch pine tree marked then 
South 72 Degrees west to a white oak tree Marked then north 
12 Deg" west to the afores*^ Road then South Westerly by Said 
Road to the Bounds first Mentioned — also the northly third 
part of the said Back meadow Bounding by the fence to a birch 
marked then westerly across to a stake on the upland then 
northerly by the upland to the fence afores^ together with a right 
in the Dwelling house — and the west Bay of the Barn Except- 
ing the upper part of the South Scaffold allowing to the said 
Widow a priviledge to and from the said Barn — also of the Barn 
yeard together with the well — 

Also a priviledge of a Suficiency of wood for one fire at the 
South Part of Said lot Bounded on the South by the Estate of 
the abovesaid John Collins Ju"" Deceas<^ & Easterly by Cobets 
Pond So Called northerly by Said Phillips land and so to the 
Back meadow So Called we being Duly sworn to our Imper- 
tiality herein Dat<* at Windham march 18 1769 

Sam'' M orison 
James Gillmore 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £24. 4. o; expendi- 
tures, £24. 17. I; mentions Margaret Collins, minor, one of the 
heirs, Mary Collins, John Armstrong, who received payment for 
the share of John Collins, deceased, one of the heirs; allowed 
Oct. 25, 1769.] 

[Petition of Alexander Park of Windham, yeoman, April 21, 
1802, for a division of land, stating that "he is interest (by 
Purchase) with others in about one hundred Acres of Land lying 
in Windham aforesaid late belonging to the Estates of John 
Collins & John Collins Jun"^ late of said Windham dec^ — That 
to your Petitioner belongs One Sixth part of said Land to Eliza- 
beth Collins of New Boston One Sixth & to David Gregg of said 
Windham, by purchase, four Sixths."] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 383 

JOHN GREGG 1767 WINDHAM 

[Administration on the estate of John Gregg of Windham 
yeoman, granted to David Gregg of Windham Jan. 7, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 331.] 

[Bond of David Gregg, with William Gregg and John Clyde, 
yeoman, as sureties, all of Windham, in the sum of £500, 
Jan. 7, 1767, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Abraham Page, James Wason.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 7, 1767, authorizing James Dunlap and John 
Clyde, both of Windham, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 24, 1767; amount, £116. 19. 8; signed by 
James Dunlap and John Clyde.] 

[Guardianship of Hannah Gregg, minor, aged more than 14 
years, granted to Samuel Campbell March 25, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 548.] 

[Bond of Samuel Campbell of Windham, husbandman, with 
James Paul of Londonderry, husbandman, as surety, in the sum 
of £50, March 25, 1769, for the guardianship of Hannah Gregg, 
minor, aged more than 14 years, daughter of John Gregg 
of Windham; witnesses, Samuel Livermore, John Prentice.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £300. 13. 5; expendi- 
tures, £262. 13. 7; allowed May 30, 1771.] 



MOSES GILMAN, Jr. 1767 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Moses Gilman, Jr., of Exeter, 
yeoman, granted to Eliphalct Giddings Jan. 13, 1767.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 321.] 

[Bond of Eliphalet Giddings, innholder, with Thomas Bond 
and Nathaniel Giddings, mariners, as sureties, all of Exeter, in 



384 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

the sum of £500, Jan. 13, 1767, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, William Parker, John Parker.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 13, 1767, authorizing Nicholas Gilman, 
gentleman, and Theophilus Gilman, blacksmith, both of Exeter, 
to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 19, 1767; amount, £36. i. 6; signed by 
Theophilus Gilman and Nicholas Gilman.] 



JOHN ANDERSON 1767 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Anderson of Ports- 
mouth, mariner, granted to Thomas Bixby Jan. 16, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 322.] 

[Bond of Thomas Bixby, mariner, with Joseph Jackson, 
housewright, and Peter Babb, joiner, as sureties, all of Ports- 
mouth, in the sum of £500, Jan. 16, 1767, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, Robert Parks.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 17, 1767; amount, £11. i. o; signed by John 
Gardner and John Marshall.] 



JOSEPH ESTES 1767 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen — This sixteenth Day of January 
Anno Domini One thousand seven Hundred & sixty seven, I Jo* 
Estes of the Town of Dover in the Province of New Hampshire 
in New England Blacksmith being advanced in years * * * 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved wife Mary 
Estes the one fourth part of the Income or produce of my lands 
which is to be Improved secured & Housed in a good Husbandlike 
manner & Conveniently & for the use Improvement or Disposal 
of my said wife During her natural life & I also Bequeath unto 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 385 

my said wife a sufficiency of good fire wood for one fire to be 
Cut up in suitable lenths for the fire place & to be Conveniently 
Housed for her as she may see cause During her natural life & 
I also Bequeath unto my said wife the use & Improvement of 
the one fourth part of my Dwelling house & Barn During her 
natural life & to be at her own Choice which part of either as it 
may best suite her & I also Bequeath unto my said wife one good 
& likely Cow for one provided for her my Execu* which to give 
milch, all seasons of the year & the said Cow to be milch'd & 
the milch to be brought into the House to her & for her own use 
During her natural life all of which Is to be fulfilled procured 
performed by my Exec' his heirs Execu* admin" during the 
natural life of my said wife as aforesaid & I also allow to & 
Bequeath unto my said wife During her natural life all my 
Household furniture of any kind whatsoever for her use & 
improvement as she may have Occasion to make use of Excepting 
giving or Disposing any part thereof to any person or persons 
whatsoever, which I Do hereby Disallow her so to do — 

Item I Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Varney & unto her 
heirs the one third part of my Household furniture to be Deliv- 
ered her by my Execu* after the Death of me & my wife I also 
Give & Bequeath unto my said Daughter Mary Varney fifty 
pounds lawful money In Value in a sort of lumber sold at the 
Common landing in Dover & there to be Dilivered or in the 
produce all to be p'd at the Currant market price & to be paid 
by my Execu* in the following manner Viz One third part within 
one year next after my Decease one third part more to be paid 
within three years next after my Decease & the other third part 
to be paid within five years next after my Decease & my will is 
that if my said Daughter shou'd die before the expiration of 
said Terms of payments then the aforesaid sums not to be paid 
till her Children come of lawful age then to be paid them in Equal 
proportion & in Case my said Daughter shoud Die before the 
said sums are to be paid her & her Children Dies before they 
arrive to lawful age then my will is that my Execu* his heirs 



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Execu*' admin" have hold & Enjoy all & every part Bequeathed 
as a foresaid to my said Daughter 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Grandaughter Sarah Han- 
son & to her Heirs the one third part of all my Household 
furniture & to be Delivered her or heirs by my Execu* after the 
Death of me & my wife & also Give & Bequeath unto my said 
Grandaughter Sarah Hanson fifty pounds lawful money In Value 
in any sort of lumber sold at the Common landings in Dover & 
There to be Delivered or in the produce of my said farm all of 
which to be paid at the Common Market price & to be paid by 
my Executer in the following manner Viz One third part thereof 
within six years next after my decease one third part more within 
eight next after my Decease & the other third within ten years 
next after my Decease & if my said Grandaughter should Die 
before the expirations of the aforesaid payments then my Will 
is that said Legacies be paid her Children or Child in Equal 
proportion if any she have when they come to lawful age & if 
my s'd Grandaughter have Children & they Die before they ar- 
rive to lawful age then my Execu* pay & fulfil to my said Daugh- 
ter Mary Varney or her Heirs as aforesaid at the aforesaid terms 
of payments & in the same the one half part of what is as before 
mentioned Bequeathed to my said Grandaughter or her Children 
if my said daughter Mary Varney or her Children be then live- 
ing & of full & lawful age otherwise to my said Executor or 
admin" own use & the other half part of what is as before 
Bequeathed to my said Grandaughter or her Children to be to 
the sole use & Benefit of my said Executors admin" or assigns 
forever 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my well Beloved Son Elijah 
Estes who I Hereby Constitute & make & ordain my sole 
Execu* of this my last will & Testament all my lands & 
Buildings of any kind whatsoever in the Town of Dover or 
Rochester in said province or Elsewhere to be found & unto his 
heirs & assigns forever as also the one third part of all my House- 
hold furniture of any kind whatsoever left of the Decease of me 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 387 

& my wife as also all my Husbandry or out door tools or utensils 
of any kind whatsoever & all my stock of Cattle horses sheep & 
swine & all other personal estate to be found & not before men- 
tioned & my Will is that my said Executor pay all my honest & 
lawful Debts & that he receive all debts due to me for his own 
use & that he my said Executor fully & Faithfully performed in 
every part thereof & I do Hereby Revoake & utterly Disannul 
all & every other & Former Will & Testament by me in any 
ways made heretofore I Hereby Ratifying & Confirming This & no 
other to be my last will & Testament 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal the 
Day & year first above written — 

Jo« Estes 

[Witnesses] Tobias Twombly, Jacob Hanson, Epm' Hanson. 
[Proved Sept. 27, 1770.] 



JOSEPH HALL 1767 NEWMARKET 

In the name of God Amen the Seventeenth Day of January 
anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred Sixty & Seven I 
Joseph Hall of newmarket in the Province of newhampshire in 
newengland Esq' being week of Body * * * 

Imprimis I Give & Bequeath to Eunice Hall my beloved wife 
all those things of Every Kind that She Brot with her to me 
when & after I married her & belonged to her before marraige 
all to be to her Sole Right & use over above & Exclusive of all 
her Right of Dower & power of thirds in my Estate 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter mary Sergant the one 
fifth part of all my Real Estate Situate in newmarket afore Said 
to be to her and to the heirs Lawfully Begotten on her Body 
& their heirs & assigns forever But If She my Said Daughter 
mary shall not have & Leave at her Death Such heir or heirs 
then my will is that the Said one fifth part of my Said Real Estate 



388 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

So Set off to her Shall at her Decease be to and among my other 
Daughters in Equal Shairs & their Heirs Lawfully begotten as 
afore Said & to the heirs of my Late Daughter Sarah Burleigh 
Deceased viz John Burleigh Junior Sarah Hill & Deborah Bur- 
leigh all they three to have a Shair Equal to one of my Said 
Daughters & that Shair to be Equally Divided between them; 
Said fifth part to be to them my Said Daughters & their Lawfull 
heirs & their heirs & assigns forever — 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Hall the 
one fifth part of my Said Real Estate to be to her and to the 
heirs Lawfully begotten on her Body & their heirs and assigns for 
ever But If She my Said Daughter Elizabeth Shall not have and 
Leave at her Death Such heir or heirs then my will is that the 
Said one fifth part of my Said Real Estate So Set off to her Shall 
at her Decease be to and among my other Daughters in Equal 
Shairs & their heirs Lawfully begotten as afore Said and to the 
heirs of my Late Daughter Sarah Burleigh Deceased viz John 
Burleigh Jun"^ Sarah Hill & Deborah Burleigh all they three to 
have a Shair Equal to one of my Said Daughters & that Shair to 
be Equal between them Said fifth part to be to them my Said 
Daughters & their Lawfull heirs & their heirs & assigns for- 
ever — 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Love Bartlet the 
one fifth part of all my Said Real Estate to be to her & her heirs 
& assigns for ever 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Rebackah Adams 
the one fifth part of all my Said Real Estate to be to her & her 
heir and assigns forever 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Deborah folsom the 
one fifth part of all my Said Real Estate to be to her & the heirs 
Lawfully begotten on her Body and their heirs and assigns for 
ever But If she my Said Daughter Deborah shall not have & 
Leave at her Death Such heir or heirs then my will is that the 
Said one fifth part of my Said Real Estate So Set off to her shall 
at her Decease be to and among my other Daughters and their 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 389 

heirs Lawfully begotten as afor Said & the heirs of my Late 
Daughter Sarah Burleigh Deceased (viz) John Burleigh Sarah 
Hill & Deborah Burleigh all they three to have a Shair Equal 
to one of my other Said Daughters to be Equally Divided be- 
tween my Said Daughter her Said heirs to be to them my Said 
Daughters & their Lawfull heirs & their heirs & assigns for 
ever — 

Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved Grand Children 
John Burleigh Sarah hill & Deborah Burleigh the Children of 
my Late Daughter Sarah Burleigh Deceased five Shillings Law- 
full money Equal between them Exclusive of all the Land I 
have given them by Deed of Gift 

I hereby Constitute and appoint my Son in Law John Bur- 
leigh of s<^ newmarket Gent my Sole Executor * * * 

Jos. Hall 

[Witnesses] Winthrop Hilton, William Dyer, Walter Bryent. 
[Proved Dec. 30, 1767.] 

Articles of an Agreement made and Concluded upon this 
6ti> Day of April 1768 by and between Eunice Hall widow and 
Relict of Joseph Hall late of Newmarket in the Province of New 
Hampshire, Esq', deceased, and Mary Sergent widow, Relict of 
Fitz William Sergent late of Newmarkett Aforesaid deceased and 
Elizabeth Hall of Newmarket afores*^ single woman and Love 
Bartlet widow and Relict of Israel Bartlet late of Newbury in 
the County of Essex and Province of the Massachusetts Bay 
Esq' deceased and Rebecah Adams widow and Relect of D*^ 
Sam'' Adams late of Durham deceased and Jonathan Folsom of 
Newmarkett aforesaid Gentleman and Deborah the wife of the 
said Jonathan Folsom 

Witnesseth that we the Said Eunice, Mary, Elisabeth Love 
Rebecca Jonathan and Deborah Do by these Presents for our 
selves Our Heirs Executors and Administrators Respectively 
Covenant Promise and Ingage to and with each other that our 
Respective Dowrys shares or Proportions of the Real Estate of 



390 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Joseph Hall Esq'' late of said Newmarkett deceased agreable to 
the Last will and Testament of the said deceased shall be 
Respectively Bounded as follows Viz That one Part of said 
Eunice Hall's dowry of thirds is bounded south Easterly on the 
Country Road; South Westerly on Lands in Possession of 
Jonathan Colcord 3^^ and William Odiorne North Westerly on 
Ten acres of Land hereafter set off to the said Mary Sergent 
Northeasterly on Lands in Possession of Gideon and Jonathan 
Colcord, the Said Eunice Hall giving Liberty of Passing and 
Repassing to and from the afores*^ Ten Acres of Land forever — 
the other Part of said Dowry of third is bounded as followeth 
viz* beginning on the said Country Road & running N 56 W 
through the Mansion House of the said Joseph Hall and from the 
said House on the same Course Ten Rods thence North Thirty 
Degrees West Eleven Rods thence N. 60. E. to Lands in Posses- 
sion of Col. Winthorp Hilton thence Bounding on Col. Hiltons 
Possession to the said Road and thence on said Road to the 
Bounds first mentioned together with the East End Room on 
the lower Floor of the said Mansion House and the East End 
Garrot and one third of the Cellar with Necessary Priviledges 
in the Stares Back Room and Chimney and one third of the 
Barn near said House being the East End of said Barn with 
Necessary Privilidges of Passing and Repassing — together 
with one third Part of the said Joseph Halls Right in the griss 
mill of Pissasick River — to be to her during Her natural Life in 
this World — 

The said Mary Sergant's share as given to her in said last will 
and Testament is Counted as followeth (Viz) North Easterly 
on Lands in Possession of Col Hilton North westerly on a high 
way South Westerly on Rebecah Adams's share of said Estate 
South easterly on the Widow's thirds together with one Sixth 
part of said House together with the said Widows Thirds of 
said House and Land adjoining after the Said Widow decease 
together with the aforementioned ten Acres of Land the same 
being bounded as follows (Viz*) North westerly and North 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 391 

Easterly on Lands of Gideon and Jonathan Colcord South- 
easterly on the Widow's thirds aforesaid Southwesterly on 
Lands in Possession of William Odiorne — 

The Said Elizabeth Hall's share as given her in said Will is 
bounded as follows Viz' beginning on the Road one Rod and a 
half Southeasterly of Piscassick River at the Bridge and running 
N 44° East to Land in Possession of Walter Neal thence bounding 
on the Several Lands of said Walter Neal the Heirs of James 
Marston and the Heirs of Samuel Neal deceased, to the said Road 
thence on said Road to the Bounds first mentioned — together 
with the House and Barn standing on the Same and two thirds 
of the said Joseph Halls Right in said Griss Mill and also the 
Widows third of the same after her decease. 

Love Bartlet's share as given her in said will is bounded 
Northwestly on said Elizabeth Hall's share south westerly on 
the Highway Southeasterly on three Acres of Land set off the 
said Jonathan Folsom and Wife Northeasterly on Walter Neal's 
Land — and the said Rebecah's Share as given her in said Will 
is bounded as followeth (Viz) beginning on the Road and Run- 
ning N. 56 W. through said mansion House Ten Rods beyond the 
same thence No 30 W Twenty five Rods thence N. 48° W to a 
highway thence Bounding on the last mentioned Highway and 
Lands of Edward Hall Esq"" and the first mentioned Highway to 
the Bounds first mentioned together with the westerly Half of 
said Mansion House and Two thirds of the Barn — Reserv^ing 
Liberty of Passing and Repassing to and from Said Mary Ser- 
gents share forever — and the said Jonathan and Deborah 
their share as given them in said Will is bounded southeasterly 
on the Highway leading from Newmarkett to Nottingham 
southwesterly on Joseph Merels Land North westerly on Land 
belonging to John Burleigh Jun-" and others Northeastly on 
Lands of Col Winthorp Hilton — together with Three Acres of 
Land Adjoining to the Road at the south east End of Love 
Bartletts Share — and the said Joseph Hall's Wright in the 
Sawmill on Piscassick River — 



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And it is further agreed on that in Case the s** Joseph Halls 
Right to the aforesaid Premeses should fail and either of Said 
Parties Loose their respective share or any Part thereof by final 
Judgement and Execution then in Such Case we are Each one 
to bear pay and discharge an Equal share of the Loss sustained 
by such Law Suits — 

And we the said Eunice Mary Elisabeth Love Rebecah 
Jonathan and Deborah Do for our selves and our Respective 
Heirs Executors Administrators and assigns Covenant Promise 
and Ingage to each other that we will stand to and Abide by 
all and every of the aforesaid Agreements according to the Ten' 
thereof In Testimony whereof we have hereunto set our Hands 
and Seals the Day and year aforesaid 

her 
Eunice X Hall 

mark 
Mary Sargant 
Elizabeth Hall 

her 
Love X Bartlet 

mark 
Rebeckah Adams 
Jonathan Folsom 
Deborah Folsom 

[Witnesses] Sam" Baker, Wentworth Cheswill, Hubartus Neal. 

[Province Deeds, vol. 94, p. 333.] 



JOSEPH EASTMAN 1767 KINGSTON 

In the Name of God Amen : I Joseph Eastman of Kingstown in 
the Province of New Hamps"^ in New England Husbandman 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 393 

Imp' I Give & Bequeath unto Patience my now dearly be- 
loved wife the one Half of my Home place where I now live for 
her to use Improve & take the profits; with the one Half of my 
Dwelling House & the one Half of my Barn ; all for her to enjoy 
use & Improve so long as she remains my widow; and in Case of 
her Second Marriage then to relinquish the same Moreover I 
Give to my s'* wife all my stock of Creatures abroad ; it being the 
one Half of the whole stock (the other Half being my sons) with 
all my moveable goods & effects within doors to her, her Hiers 
& assigns for ever, and to be at her dispose; also all my Debts, 
I Give to my s"^ wife — 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well beloved son Joseph East- 
man jun'' all my lands being my Home place, or belonging thereto 
saveing & Excepting one acre of land be it more or less with the 
one Half of my Dwelling House which shall be hereafter men- 
tioned to my Daughter Shuah my s"^ Home place I Give to the 
s*^ Joseph as followeth viz; he the s*^ Joseph his Hiers or assigns 
to Come into the Immediate possession of the one Half thereof 
at my Decease; and the other Half to come into the possession 
when my s^ wife marries again (or Expires) Saveing the s** 
Shuah's all my s<^ lands, being my Home place; scituate in 
Kingstown aboves'^, as above mentioned; that is my Home 
place & belonging thereto; with all their appurtenances the s^ 
Joseph To Have And To Hold to him his Hiers Executors ad- 
minis" & assigns as a free estate of Inheritance in fee simple for 
ever, as it lays & is Bounded 

Item I Give to my Daughter Shuah Eastman Single- woman 
the other remaining Half of my Dwelling House, & to Come into 
the possession thereof at my Decease ; also one acre of land be it 
more or less, being part of my s** Home place and is Bounded 
as followeth viz : Beginning at the Green Brook (so Called) & at 
the High way, & from thence running Southerly by the s*^ High 
way to a Damascene Plumb Tree by the fence, then westerly 
to a Cherry Tree by the spring, then to the s** Brook at the 
Nearest part thereof, then by the s'^ Brook to the Highway 



394 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

where it first began ; The s"^ land the s'^ Shuah to Come into the 
possession of at the second marriage or the Decease of my s** 
wife The s** premises, with the appurtenances, as before Ex- 
pressed, the s'^ Shuah To Have And To Hold to her, her Hiers 
Executors Adminis" & assigns for ever 

Item I Give to my daughter Patience now the wife of Daniel 
Gale of Kingstown, her Hiers & assigns for ever; all my Right & 
Title to, or Interest in a Certain Tract or piece of land scituate 
in the Parish of Sandown in Kingstown above s*^ Containing 
Ten acres be it more or less, it being a piece of land which I 
purchased of my Brethren, as may appear by Deads under their 
hands & Seals, The s'' Ten acres (that is to say) all my right 
to & Interest in the s'^ premises the s*^ Patience To Have And 
To Hold to her, her Hiers & assigns for ever; also I Give to the 
s"^ Patience the sum of six shillings Lawful Money 

I Give to my daughter Elisabeth now the wife of Joseph Weare 
six shillings Lawful money 

I also Give to my Daughter Mary now the wife of Richard 
Smith the sum of six shillings Lawful Money, my s** Three 
Daughters viz: — Patience, Elisabeth & mary all to be paid 
within one year after my Decease they haveing already had 
their portion of my Estate 

And I do hereby Constitute & appoint my trusty & well 
beloved son Joseph Eastman to be Sole Executor of this my last 
will & Testament; and I do hereby Will & order my s*^ Executor 
to pay the forementioned Legacies to my Three daughters viz : 
six shillings each Lawful money as before mentioned and to 
pay all my Honest debts 

and if I have Omitted any thing that is not disposed of in & 
by this my last Will I Give all & every thing to my s^ Executor 

and I do hereby Utterly Disannul, revoke & disallow all & 
every other former Wills Testaments Legacies & Bequests by 
me in any ways before Named Willed and Bequeathed Ratify- 
ing & Confirming this & no other to be my last will & Testa- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 395 

ment: In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand & seal the 
19*'' day of January anno: Domini 1767 

his 
Joseph X Eastman 
mark 

[Witnesses] Jeremy Webster, Samuel Quemby, David Tilton. 
[Proved Dec. 9, 1768.] 

[Bond of Joseph Eastman, with Samuel Quimby and David 
Tilton as sureties, all of Kingston, in the sum of £500, Dec. 10, 
1768, for the execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker, 
William Parker, Jr.] 



JOSEPH OILMAN 1767 NEWMARKET 

In the Name of God Amen This Twentieth Day of January 
in the Year of our Lord God one Thousand Seven Hundred and 
Sixty Seven — I Joseph Gilman of Newmarket in the Province 
of New Hampshire in New England Cordwainer being some- 
thing Infirm of Body and Advanced in Years * * * 

Imprimis my Will and Pleasure is that all my Debts and 
Funeral Charges be paid by my Executor out of the Estate I 
herein give him and also the Charges of my Wifes Funeral if 
she remains my Widow untill her Death — 

Item I Give and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter 
Hannah the wife of Zebulon Marsh the Sum of Five Shillings 
Lawful Money to be paid her within Two Years after my 
Decease by my Executor she having had part of her portion 
before in Houshold Goods — 

Item I give and Bequeath to my well beloved Daughter 
Sarah Gilman the sum of Five Pounds Lawful Money to be paid 
her by my Executor out of the Estate I herein give him when she 
arrives to Eighteen Years of age or on the Day of her Marrige — 

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved son Samuel 



396 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Gilman the one Half of all my Real Estate in Lands and Build- 
ings To Him his Heirs and Assigns for Ever — 

Item I give and bequeath to my Loving Wife Hannah all my 
Houshold Furniture and one Half of my live Stock — 

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son Joseph 
Gilman Jun'' all the Rest of my Estate both Real & Personal 
Lands Buildings Goods Debts & Chattels whatsoever to be to 
him and His Heirs And assigns forever. — and I do hereby 
make Ordain and appoint him my said son Joseph my sole Exec- 
utor * * * 

Joseph Gilman 

[Witnesses] Walter Bryent, Joseph young, Joseph Sandborn. 
[Proved May 30, 1769.] 

[Inventory, attested Aug. 15, 1769; amount, £327. 5. 3; 
signed by Edward Hilton, Jr., and Josiah Burleigh,] 



ELIZABETH ALLEN 1767 GREENLAND 

I Elizabeth Allen of Greenland in the Province of New 
Hampshire, Widow, being weak in body * * * First, I 
give & bequeath to my eldest Son Robert Tufton Philbrook my 
silver Tankard and the Rev^ M' Henry's Exposition of the holy 
Bible in six Volumes in folio; and I give to my son Walter Phil- 
brook my great Bible. I also give to my granddaughter Eliza- 
beth Cate a Book in quarto entitled Baxter's Saint's Rest. 
Also I give to my grand Daughter Pearn Johnson my Feather 
bed which is at her Fathers House, and a Feather bed a piece to 
each of my two Grand daughters Elizabeth and Deborah Johnson. 

also I give to each of my said grand daughters Pearn, Eliza- 
beth & Deborah Johnson, six of my sitting Chairs apiece, and 
half of my wearing Apparel, to be divided in equal Shares 
between them, also it is my Will that one moiety or half of all 
the money I shall leave (after the payment of my just debts & 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 397 

funeral Expences) either in Cash or due to me on Bonds Notes 
or otherwise be equally divided between my said three grand 
Daughters Pearn, Elizabeth and Deborah Johnson, share & 
share alike, to be paid them respectively by my Executor 
herein after named at their several & respective ages of one and 
twenty years or days of marriage, which shall first happen, and 
in case any of them my said three grand-Daughters shall die 
before she or they shall attain The said age of one and twenty 
years, or their days of marriage, then my will is that their or her 
share of the said moiety of money so given to them or her so 
dying, shall go to the Survivor or Survivors of my said Grand 
Daughters who shall live to attain the said age or to be married ; 
and if all three of my said Grand Daughters shall happen to die 
before they attain the said age of twenty one years or their 
Days of Marriage, then it is my will that the whole of said 
moiety go to my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Gate her Heirs & 
assigns, and I will that in the mean Time said money be let out 
on Interest by my Executor for the Benefit of my said Grand 
Daughters to be paid Them at the time and in the manner 
before mentioned 

Also it is my Will that all the rest of my Books besides those 
mentioned above be divided in four equal Shares between my 
two Sons Robert Tufton & Walter Philbrook and the Children 
of my two Daughters Deborah Gate & Elizabeth Johnson 
deceased 

Also I give to my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Gate her Heirs 
and assigns one moiety or half of my money as abovementioned, 
half of my wearing apparel and all my Furniture Goods Chattels 
& personal Estate of every kind and sort, not beforementioned 
and given away in this my Will, to be her's in actual possession 
immediately upon my Decease, and I appoint my Son Robert 
Tufton Philbrook To be sole Executor of this my last Will & 
Testament desiring him to see the same performed according to 
my true Intent and meaning, and lastly I do hereby revoke all 
former Wills by me made & declare this only to be my last Will 



398 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

& Testament. In witness whereof I the said Elizabeth Allen 
have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty second day of 
January in the seventh Year of the Reign of our sovereign Lord 
George the Third and in the Year of our Lord one thousand 
seven hundred & sixty seven 

her 
Elizabeth X Allen 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Samuel Ayers, Sarah Gate, Sam^ Macclintock. 
[Proved April 29, 1767.] 

[Inventory, June 23, 1767; amount, £212. 14. 9; signed by 
Enoch Glark and John Pickering.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £125. 11. 3; expenditures, 
£133. 9. II ; allowed Dec. 26, 1770.] 



OBADIAH EASTMAN 1767 SALEM 

Salem January y^ 24*'' 1767 
The Last Will and Testement of Obediah Eastman of Salem 
In the Province of New Ramps'" In New England Gentleman 
is as followeth * * * 

Item I give & bequeath to Mehetebel my dearly beloved wife 
the use of the whole of my Estate till my son Obediah shall 
arrive to the Age of Twenty & One Years then to have the In- 
come of one Third part of his share when tis divided to him, & 
so to have the use of the Remainder of my Estate till the rest of 
my Heirs shall severally come to the Age of Twenty & One 
Years, so as they come of Age a third part of the Income of Each 
share shall be set off to their Mother or otherwise as they can 
agree. Likewise I give her the foreroom & Bedroom & as much 
Ghamber & Geller rooms as she needs, & as much room in the 
Barn as is sufficient for her Hay & stock & my son Obadiah 
shall keep her Horse if she has not Hay Sufficient of her own. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 399 

All this I give her during her continuing my Widow: — Like- 
wise I give her Two of the Choice of my Cows & Six of my best 
sheep & my Horse & all my Household Goods & Books (viz) 
the Household Goods & Books to be hers So long as she lives if 
she wants them all if not She may dispose of what she don't 
want to my Daughter Anna 

Item The Cattle that are left on the place if they be not wanted 
towards paying the Debts are to be at my wives Disposal for 
the use of the Family, & I leave the Care of my Husbandry 
Utensels with her for the use of the Place. 

Item My will is that my Executors hereafter named shall Sell 
& make valid Deed of conveyance of all my Rite of Land in 
fryburg (so caled) which I Purchased of Co' Joseph Frye of and- 
ovur and the money Coming by said Sale to be used toard The 
Payment of my Just Debts 

Itim I Give to my son Obadiah the one Half of all my 
Lands that Lyeth on the same side of the Roade or way that the 
House and Barn standeth on to be Eaqually Divided and also 
my Right of Land that Layeth in the Township of Conway in 
New Hampshire of which write I am an origanal Propriator I 
Likewise give him the use of the Remainder of my House and 
Barn that is not Given to His mother. I give him Likewise 
all my Woollien apparial and shoes 

Itim I Give to my son Ebenez' the other Half of my land Ly- 
ing on the same side of the way as above and to be Eaquael for 
Quantity and quality to be Divided by Two Judicious Men 
when obadiah shall arrive to the age of Twenty one years and I 
give him also my Velvet Jackot and hat 

Itim I give to my Daughter anna Six Pound fifteen shillings 
Lawfull to be paid to her by my son obadiah when she shall arive 
to the age of Eighteen years and my son Ebenez' is to pay Her 
the Like sum when he Shall arrive to the age of Twenty four 
years I Likewise Give her my gold buttons and all my House- 
hold Goods when her mother shall Leave them — 

Itim I Give to my son simeon the one half of my Land Lying 



400 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

on the southwesterly side of the Roade oppiset To the house to 
be Divided Eaqually by Two Judicious men quantity for quality 
when he shall arrive to the age of Twenty one years I give 
him Likewise My Velvet breetches 

Itim I give to my son Caleb the Remainder of my Land on the 
same side of the way as above. I Likewise give him all my 
Lining that I used to wear and my fustin Coat — 

Itim I give to my Two Eldest sones (Viz) obadiah and Eb- 
enez"" my House and Barn and all my Husbandry tooles to Be 
Eaqually Divided after there mothers Decese or when Married — 

Lastly, and I Do Hereby Constitute ordain and appoynt 
Mehetable my aboves'* wife and my s"^ son obadiah To be Exec- 
utors of this my Last Will and Testement Hereby utterly 
Revoking Disalowing and Disanulling all former wills Teste- 
ments Legases and Executors by me Heretofore Named or made 
and Ratifying and Confirming this and No other to be my Last 
Will and Testement In witness whereof I the said oabadiah 
Estman Have Hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Twenty 
fourth Day of January Anno Domini 1767 In the Seventh 
year of His Majesties Reign 

Obadiah Eastman 

[Witnesses] Samuel ordway, Elisabeth Watts, Timothy Ladd. 
[Proved May 29, 1767.] 

[Warrant, May 27, 1767, authorizing Seth Pattee and Caleb 
Dustin, both of Salem, husbandmen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 28, 1767; amount, £466. 7. 11; signed by 
Seth Pattee and Caleb Dustin.] 



DANIEL GALE 1767 RAYMOND 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Gale of Raymond, 
yeoman, granted to Mary Gale, widow, Jan. 28, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p, 331.] 



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[Bond of Mary Gale, with Jonathan Connor and Job Judkins, 
both of Exeter, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Jan. 
28, 1767, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, John 
Giddings, Robert Parks.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 16, 1767; amount, £155. 6. 4; signed by 
Theophilus Smith and Jonathan Connor.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 31, 1767, authorizing John Dudley, yeoman, 
and John Cram, gentleman, both of Raymond, to receive claims 
against the estate.] 

[List of claims, Nov. 2, 1769; amount, £203. 14. 2; signed by 
John Dudley and John Cram.] 

[Bond of John Dudley of Raymond, with Walter Roby of 
Candia and Nicholas Gilman of Raymond, gentleman, as sure- 
ties, in the sum of £500, Jan. 30, 1778, for the administration of 
the estate; witnesses, Nathaniel Parker, William Parker.] 

[Account of Mary Gale, administratrix, deceased; receipts, 
£114. o. 6; expenditures, £70. 4. 10; allowed Dec. 31, 1778.] 

[Account of John Dudley, administrator; receipts, £168. 16. 6; 
expenditures, £35. 10. o; allowed Dec. 31, 1778.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £203. 14. 2; amount 
distributed, £133. 6. 6; allowed Jan. 21, 1779.] 



THOMAS BECK, Jr. 1767 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Beck, Jr., of Ports- 
mouth, yeoman, granted to Jeremiah Locke of Rye Feb. 3, 

1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 346.] 

[Bond of Jeremiah Locke, with Joseph Jenness and Samuel 
Jenness as sureties, all of Rye, in the sum of £500, Feb. 3, 1767, 



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for the administration of the estate ; witnesses, William Parker, 
Robert Parks.] 

[Warrant, Feb. lo, 1767, authorizing Amos Seavey, gentle- 
man, and Samuel Wallis, yeoman, both of Rye, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, March 27, 1767; amount, £79. 17. 6; signed by 
Amos Seavey and Samuel Wallis.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £49. 8. 6, personal 
estate; expenditures, £56. o. 4; mentions a widow; allowed 
Nov. 26, 1770.] 



EPHRAIM HOYT 1767 CHESTER 

In The Name of God Amen I Ephriam Hoyt of Chester in 
the Province of Newhampshire yeoman being very week in 
Body but of Perfect mind and memory ; Thanks be given To God 
for the Same: This Sixteenth Day of Februery Annoq Domini 
1767 * * * 

Imprimes I Give To Susanah Hoyt My well Beloved wife 
the one full Half of all my Reall Estate of Lands and half my 
orcherd and buildings for her to use and Improve as she sees Cause 
So Long as She Remains and Continues to be my Widow I also 
Give her all the house hold goods that she Brought with her for 
her own — 

Item I Give To Son Thomas Hoyt my Home Lot N° 62 
origenelly John Jaquis with the Buildings and orcherd that is on 
the Same adjoyning To the High way for him to use Improve 
and Dispose of as he shall see Caus: only allowing to my wife 
the Liberty and Priveledge To Improve the one Half of it so Long 
as she Remains my widow I also Give him my said son one of 
my Beds with the Furnuture Belonging To the Same, he my said 
son Paying and Performing as I shall here after order 



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Item I Give To my Two Sons Phillep Hoyt and Sam^' Hoyt 
my home Lot Nomber Sixty one origenelly William Daniel ad- 
joyning To Insin William Tolfords Land Equally to be Divided 
between them or their Heirs: They allowing to my wife the Lib- 
erty and Priveledge to Improve the one Half of it So Long as she 
Remains my widow I also Give to them my Said Sons in Equal 
shares one bed with the furnutuer belonging to the Same four 
Puter platters and three Puter plates Half a Dosen Chares a 
Chest and Table one Iron pot a Kitel and Tramel They Paying 
and performing as I shall Here after order — 

Item I Give To my son William Hoyt the Sum of five Shillings 
Lawfull money To be Paid to him by my son Thomas Hoyt 
when he my Said Son Thomas Shall arive to the age of Twenty 
one years old, and This with what I Have hereto fore Given to 
my said son William I account a Sofecient portion for him out of 
my Estate — 

Item I Give to my son Ruben Hoyt the sum of five shillings 
Lawful money To be Paid to him by my son Thomas Hoyt when 
he my said son Thomas shall arive to the age of Twenty Two 
years old ; and this with what I Have Hereto fore Given To him 
My said son Ruben I account a sofecion portion for him out 
of my Estate — 

Item I Give To my son Benjamen Hoyt the sum of five 
shillings Lawfull money to be Paid to him by my son Thomas 
Hoyt when he my said son Thomas shall arive to the age of 
Twenty three years old ; and this with what I Have here to fore 
given to him my said son Benj" I account a Soficiant portion for 
him out of my Estate — 

Item I Give To my Granson Ephriam Hoyt the sum of five 
shilling Lawfull money to be Paid to him by my son Thomas 
Hoyt when he my said son Thomas shall arive to the age of 
twenty four years old : and this with what I Have heretofore 
Given To his father Ephriam Hoyt I acount a Soficient portion 
for him out of my Estate — 

Item I Give to my Daughter Lidya Smith the Sum of five 



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shillings Lawfull money to be Paid to her by my sones Philep 
Hoyt and Sam" Hoyt when he my Said Son Sam" Hoyt shall 
arive to the age of Twenty one years old And this with what I 
Have hereto fore Given to her my Daughter Lidya Smith I 
account a Soficient portion for her out of my Estate 

Item I Give To my Daughter Sarah Smith the sum of five shil- 
lings Lawfull money to be Paid to her by my two sones Philep 
Hoyt and Sam^' Hoyt when he my Said Son Sam" Hoyt shall 
arive to the age of Twenty Two years old and this with what I 
Have hereto fore Given to her my Daughter Sarah Smith I 
account a sofecient portion for her out of my Estate — 

Item I Give To my Daughter mary Richardson the Sum of five 
shillings Lawfull money to be Paid to her by my Sones Philep 
Hoyt and Sam" Hoyt when he my Said Son Sam" Hoyt shall 
arive to the age of Twenty Three years old and this with what I 
Have hereto fore given to her my said Daughter Mary Richard- 
son I account a Soficient portion for her out of my Estate — 

Item I Give to my five Grandchildren Ephriam abbot 
Joshua abbot Jean abbot Hannah abbot and alley abott the 
sum of five shillings Lawfull money to be Paid to them Equelly 
by my sons Philep Hoyt and Sam" Hoyt when he my Said Son 
Sam" Hoyt shall arive to the age of Twenty four years old and 
this with what I Have hereto fore given to their mother Hannah 
abbot I account a Soficient portion for them out of my Estate 

Item: With Regard to my Personell Estate not hereto fore 
Disposed it is my will that after my Debts and funurell Charges 
&c are Paid that what then Remains to my Estate my Son 
Thomas Hoyt Shall Have the one full Half and the other Half 
Shall be Equelly Divided between my wife Susanah Hoyt my 
son philep Hoyt and my son Sam" Hoyt, and I Do appoynt M' 
Daniel Webster of Chester afToresaid to be my sole Executor to 
this my Last Will and Testament he to Receive and Pay all 
Just Debts Due to and from my Estate and funerell Charges 
and to se that it be fullfiled in all Perticulers: Renownsing all 
other and former wills Bequests and Executors by me made 



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or Named whatsoever In Witness to all above above Written I 
Have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this Sixteenth 
Day of February annoq Domini 1767, first above written 

Ephrim Hoyt 

[Witnesses] Orlando Colby, Charles Johnston, Sam'' Emerson. 
[Proved April 29, 1767.] 

[Inventory, May 5, 1767; amount, £135. 16. i; signed by 
Samuel Emerson and Thomas Hazeltine.] 

[Guardianship of Philip Hoyt and Samuel Hoyt, aged less than 
14 years, sons of Ephraim Hoyt, granted to Daniel Webster 
of Chester April 29, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 392.] 

[Bond of Daniel Webster, yeoman, with Samuel Emerson as 
surety, both of Chester, in the sum of £500, April 29, 1767, for 
the guardianship of Philip Hoyt and Samuel Hoyt; witnesses, 
William Parker, Jr., William Parker.] 

[Petition of Susanna Hoyt, widow, Portsmouth, July 27, 
1768, waiving the terms of the will and asking for the setting 
off of her dower.] 

[Warrant, July 27, 1768, authorizing Samuel Emerson, Sam- 
uel Hazeltine, William Tolford, Benaiah Colby, and John Aiken, 
all of Chester, to set off the widow's dower.] 

Province of 1 By Virtue of a warrant to us Directed by 
Newhampshire / order of the Hono^^ John Wentworth Esq'' 
Judge of the Probate for Wills &c for said Province to Sett of to 
Susannah Hoit Widow and Relict of Ephriam Hoit of Chester 
Deceased her Dower which Happens to her out of his Reall 
Estate accordingly We have Set of to the said Susannah Hoit at 
the southerly End of said Land about foreteen acres bounded as 
followeth (viz) at the South east corner a stake and stones being 
a Bound of Ensin William Tolfords Land then north by his 
Land Sixty Rods to a stake and stones, then west and by South 
forty Rods to a stake and stones then south by the high way 



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Leading to Haverhill forty Rods to a stake and stones then 
South East by said Highway fifty Rods to the bounds first 
mentioned: togather also with about one acre more Laying 
where the house is and taking in part of the orchard bounded 
first at the South west corner at a stake and stones at the south 
west corner of the garden then East ten Rods to a stake and 
stones then north Sixteen Rods to a stake and then west ten 
Rods to a stake and stones then south by the Highway sixteen 
Rods to the first bounds: with the west End of the House from 
Top to Bottom and one Third of the Barn allowing Liberty to 
the owners of the other part of the House to Improve the same 
as there may be occasion: and thus we make our Return this 
first Day of September 1768 

Sam'' Emerson 
Benaih colby 
John Akin 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £38. 18. i; expenditures, 
£42. 9. 4; allowed June 26, 1771.] 



NATHAN BOYNTON 1767 ROWLEY, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Nathan Boynton of Rowley, 
Mass., gentleman, granted to Jeremiah Todd of Rowley, Mass., 
yeoman, Feb. 24, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 346.] 

[Bond of Jeremiah Todd, with Thomas Ellsworth of Rowley, 
Mass., yeoman, and Nathaniel Adams of Portsmouth, merchant, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 24, 1767, for the administra- 
tion of the estate in New Hampshire; witnesses, George Jaffrey, 
William Parker.] 

[Inventory, April i, 1767; land in Monson, £37. 10. o; signed 
by Stephen Powers and Robert Colburn.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4O7 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £36. o. o; expendi- 
tures, £160. 16. 8; filed Nov. 6, I774-] 



WILLIAM MURRAY 1767 LONDONDERRY 

[Additional account of James Murray, administrator of the 
estate of William Murray of Londonderry; receipts, £15. 9. 6; 
expenditures, £21. 19. o; allowed Feb. 25, 1767.] 



DANIEL WOODMAN 1767 KINGSTON 

In the Name of God Amen: March the 7*'' day 1767 I Daniel 
Wodman of Kingstown in the Province of New Hamps in New 
England Husbandman * * * 

Imps: I Give & Bequeath unto Tabitha my now Dearly be- 
loved wife all my provisions that shall be found within my 
dwelling House at my decease, and all my moveable goods & 
effects within Doors (saveing & Excepting those things that 
shall be hereafter mentioned to my daughter Betty) and all my 
stock of Creatures saveing & excepting what shall be hereafter 
mentioned to my son Joseph & my Daughter Betty foremen- 
tioned, the same I give to my s*^ wife to her Hiers & assigns for- 
ever & to be at her dispose ; moreover I Give to my s'^ wife the 
one Half of my Home place where I now live for her to use. Im- 
prove & take the profits for her support & Comfortable subsist- 
ence so long as she remains my widow, with the Easterly end of 
my Barn so as to take the one Half thereof if Needed by her as 
the former viz: as long as she is my widow, with the westerly 
End of my Dwelling House, through the same, from foreside to 
Backside, & from the bottom to the Top; for her to Dwell in & 
Inhabit; with Necessary priviledge for her in the Cellar under the 
other End of the House with Necessary priviledge for her relative 



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to the House & Barn & these also as long as she remains my 
widow ; and on her second marriage I will & order that she relin- 
quish the s<^ one Half of my s^ Home place surrendering up the 
same to my son Joseph to whom it shall be given as shall be 
hereafter mentioned, with her Interest in the Buildings only the 
s"^ part of the House I give to her for ever, yet further I give to 
my s^ wife the use & Improvement of the five acres of Land 
which I Bought of Richard Clifford, as the former viz: as long 
as she is my widow Moreover I Give to her all my debts due by 
Bonds & Notes — 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Loveing son Joseph Wood- 
man his Hiers & assigns forever, all my Home place being scituate 
in Kingstown afores** in form & manner following viz : as it lays 
& is Bounded: (saveing & excepting as followeth) viz: The s^ 
Half before given to my s'* Wife; my will is that she be not Inter- 
rupted therein; and Ten Acres I Give to my son Daniel Wood- 
man ; as followeth viz : in Lieu of forty pounds Lawful money of 
the Province of New Hamps : s'* Ten acres of Land to lay on the 
Easterly side of the Highway going by the Dwelling House of 
Benjamin Magoon to Exeter & on the southerly side of my land 
there; to be of an Equal breadth in all places; and my will is, 
that in Case my s*^ son Joseph Chuses to have & enjoy the s"* 
Ten Acres himself; and will pay my s"* son Daniel the s*^ sum of 
forty pounds Lawful money as afores** when he arrives to the 
Age of Twenty one years; that then in that Case Daniel is to 
relinquish all Claim to the s"^ Ten Acres and accept the s'^ money 
in stead thereof, and Joseph to have the s*^ Ten Acres and so in 
Manner & form afore specified the s^ Joseph To Have & To Hold 
the s'* Home place with my dwelling House & Barn thereon (but 
not to Come into the possession of my s*^ wifes Half thereof, nor 
of the parts of the Buildings given to her until her second mar- 
riage or Decease) and then to Enjoy the same ; and as for the s** 
Ten Acres if the s'^ Joseph does not pay the money forementioned 
& as forementioned in that Case not to have the s^ Ten Acres; 
but if he does pay it then to have & Enjoy that also and so as 



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aboves*^ To Have And To Hold the s^ premises with the ap- 
purtenances to him his Hiers Executors adminis" & assigns 
forever, also I Give to the s*^ Joseph one Cow, a yoke of steers 
two years old this spring season, my young mare (so called) & 
four sheep; all to be delivered to him after my decease. 

Further I Give to the s'^ Joseph all my Tools & Implements 
without Doors for man & beast to work withal (saveing the 
furniture for my yoke of oxen for my s*^ wife to Improve them 
with) that is to say Joseph to have my Cart & wheels, sleds, 
Ploughs, Chains, Scythes &c; saveing as afores*^; also to him I 
give my shoe makers Tools; and all my Debts Due to me by 
Book accompts; yet further I give to the s"^ Joseph his Hiers & 
assigns for ever the Land I Bought of Richard Cliford being 
scituate in s"^ Kingstown & is about five acres; which piece of 
land was Josiah Bacheldors, But my meaning is that my wife 
be not Interrupted in her Improvement thereof — 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Loveing son Daniel Wood- 
man his Hiers & assigns forever all my lands or Interest scituate 
in the Naraganset Town (so Called) which lies on the Easterly 
Side of Saco River in the County of York & Province of the 
Massachusets Bay No: (i) my s'^ lands & Interest in the s"* 
Township with the priviledges & appurtenances thereto belong- 
ing my s^ son Daniel To Have And To Hold to him his Hiers & 
assigns forever; I also give to the s'^ Daniel fifty pounds Lawful 
money or the value thereof (That is to say) I Give to him his 
Hiers & assigns forever, Ten acres of land in the place fore- 
mentioned viz : on the southerly side of my land as afores^ & on 
the Easterly side of the way forementioned, & to run from the s^ 
way to the easterly end of my land in the Home place foremen- 
tioned & to be of Equal Breadth in all places; which s'^ Ten acres 
I reckon to be in the stead of forty pounds of the s*^ fifty; and do 
hereby will & order that if my s^ son Joseph Chuses to redeem 
the s'* ten acres; and will & do pay to the s*^ Daniel (when he 
arrives to the age of Twenty one years) ; the s** sum of forty 
pounds lawful money, that then in that Case the s** Daniel shall 



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accept the s"* money in lieu of the land & shall relinquish the 
same ; and the remaining Ten pounds I will & order my s*^ wife 
to pay to s^ Daniel when he arrives to the age of Twenty one 
years in such species as he shall want ; and as for the s*^ Ten acres 
further I give it to my son Joseph to Improve till Daniel is 21 
years old & order him therefor to pay the yearly Tax that shall 
be laid on my s'* Naraganset lands every year Daniel Comes of 
age as above hinted — 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well beloved daughter Betty 
Woodman one Cow, four sheep; my Case of Draws, Round 
Table, one square Table, Six Black Chairs, Banister Backs, a 
good feather Bed Comfortably furnished, the forementioned 
Houshold goods to be those which are now in the House; 
further I Give to the s^ Betty Twenty pounds Lawful money of 
the Province afores*^ to be paid her, by my Executor within one 
year after my Decease ; also fifteen pounds like money to be paid 
by my s*^ Son Joseph in species within one year after my de- 
cease — 

And I do hereby Constitute make & ordain, my s^ wife 
Tabitha to be sole Executor of this my last will & Testament — 

And I do hereby will & order my s*^ executor to pay all the 
debts I owe by Bonds, or Notes of hand, and to deliver to my 
son Joseph all the Creatures which I have by this will given to 
him Immediately after my Decease and to pay to Daniel the 
forementioned Legacy of Ten pounds when he arrives to the age 
of Twenty one years; — and to deliver to Betty the Creatures & 
things forementioned to her on her Marriage, or when she arrives 
to the age of Twenty one years; and to pay the forementioned 
sum of Twenty pounds, as forementioned ; and to pay my Physi- 
cians Bill & Funeral Charges — 

I further will & order my s^ son Joseph to pay all the debts 
I owe by Books or Accompts & the forementioned fifteen pounds 
in species to my daughter Betty as forementioned — 

My wearing Cloaths I Give to my Two sons forementioned to 
be Equally divided between them — 



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And I do hereby Utterly desallow revoke & disannul all & 
every other former wills Testaments Legacies & Bequests by 
me in any ways before Named Willed & Bequeathed ; Ratifying 
& Confirming this & no other to be my last will & Testament; In 
Teste: of all foregoing I do hereunto set my hand & seal the y^^ 
day of March forementioned Anno domini 1767 — 

Daniel Woodman 

[Witnesses] Jeremy Webster, Peter Sanborn, Peter Sanbon 
jun^ 

[Proved July 29, 1767.] 



JAMES HOBBS 1767 SOMERSWORTH 

In y« Name of God, Amen, the Eleventh Day of March one 
Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty seven, I James Hobbs of 
Somersworth in y province of New Hampshire in New England 
Gentleman, being Weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis I give & bequeath to My beloved Son James Hobbs, 
all My Homestead where I now live, (excepting my warehouse 
warf, & about one Acre of land Joyning to said warehouse & y" 
river, which lays without my fence, which includes y" building 
yard.) Joyning at y« Easterly End partly upon y*' River, in- 
cluding y^ whole inclosure between y River & y high way, & 
then over y High way taking all my lands westerly to y" high 
way y* passes from y" Meeting House to fresh Creek & to y* 
land I purchased of Edward Whitehouse & his wife, which is 
commonly known by y** Name of sheep-pasture with all y* 
buildings thereon standing together with all y" appurtenances & 
priviledges thereunto belonging, to Him his Heirs & assigns for 
ever. 

Item I give & bequeath to my beloved Son Ebenezer Hobbs, 
the land I purchased of Edward Whitehouse & his wife which 
Joyns to my Homestead & also y land I purchased of John 



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Maseet, also twelve Acres in y*' Creek pasture which I pur- 
chased of Thomas Garland & also ten acres of land which I pur- 
chased of William Stiles Joyning to land belonging to Richard 
philpot late of Somersworth, to Him his Heirs and assigns for 
ever. 

Item I give & bequeath to My beloved Son Maurice Hobbs 
My lands at fresh Creek which formerly belonged to my Hon'^ 
father Maurice Hobbs & y" rest of y" lands, included within y^ 
fence that includes y" lands which belonged to My s'^ Father, & 
also my fresh Creek pasture which Joyns to y^ High way y* 
passes by M'' Daniel plummer's to M' Eliphalet Crumwells land 
& to the high way y* passes from y* Meeting House over fresh 
Creek, To Him his Heirs & assigns for ever. 

Item I give & bequeath to My Three Said beloved Sons 
Namely James Hobbs, Ebenezer Hobbs & Maurice Hobbs My 
warf, warehouse & all y" land Joyning to it & to y" river which 
lays without my fence, including y« building Yard, y whole 
about one acre, to be equally Divided between My s'^ Three 
Sons, to them their Heirs & assigns for ever. 

Item I give to each of my beloved Daughters namely Mercy 
philpot, Phebee Chadbourn, Abigail Stacpole, Sarah Garvin, 
Joanna Smith, Susy Twombly & Lydia prime twenty pounds 
Lawfull money, which I will to be paid to each of them by my 
Three s^ Sons namely James Hobbs Maurice Hobbs & Ebe- 
nezer Hobbs, within Eight Years after my dicease, & that they 
pay y« Eighth part of s'^ twenty pounds to each of them Yearly 
from the day of my death, I will also that my s'^ Son James 
Hobbs pay Eighty pounds lawfull money, being part of what I 
have given to My Said Daughters; that My s'^ Son Ebenezer 
Hobbs pay thirty pounds, lawfull money & My s'^ Son Maurice 
Hobbs pay thirty pounds lawfull money, being y" rest of what I 
have given to my s'^ Daughters, & that s** Three Sons pay My 
s** Daughters Yearly as before Mentioned till y" whole be paid, 
which twenty pounds I give to each of my s'^ Daughters to y™ 
their Heirs & assigns. 



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Item I give & bequeath to my beloved Daughter Abigail 
Stacpole, one feather bed with y furniture belonging to y^ Same 
to her her Heirs & assigns 

Item all y" rest of My Household furniture I give to all my 
s*^ Daughters to be equally Divided between them, to them their 
Heirs & assigns. 

Item It is my will that my s<^ Son James Hobbs receive all 
my outstanding debts, & that he pay all my lawfull Debts out of 
y^ same & y" rest of my Estate w"'' I have not disposed off, & 
that what remains of my Estate, (after all my debts and funeral 
charges are discharged & pay'd,) both real & personal be equally 
Divided between all My Children, which I give to them their 
Heirs & assigns for ever. 

Item I do hereby Make & ordain My Said Son James Hobbs 
My Sole Executor * * * 

James Hobbs 

[Witnesses] Moses Tebbets, Benj* Warren, John Pike. 
[Proved June 9, 1769.] 

[Warrant, June 13, 1769, authorizing Moses Carr, physician, 
and Benjamin Warren, tanner, both of Somersworth, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 31, 1769; amount, £123. 16. 6; signed by 
Moses Carr and Benjamin Warren.] 



PHINEAS GRAVES 1767 CHARLESTOWN 

[Administration on the estate of Phineas Graves of Charles- 
town, yeoman, granted to Simeon Olcott, gentleman, March 
II, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 402.] 

[Bond of Simeon Olcott of Charlestown, with Samuel Liver- 
more of Londonderry and John Pickering of Greenland, gentle- 



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man, as sureties, in the sum of £300, March 11, 1767, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, John Sullivan, William 
Parker,] 

[Warrant, March 11, 1767, authorizing John Church and 
Samuel Hunt, gentleman, both of Charlestown, to receive claims 
against the estate.] 

[Warrant, March 12, 1767, authorizing the same men to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 20, 1767; amount, £112. 8. 2; signed by 
John Church and Samuel Hunt.] 

[List of claims, March 11, 1768; amount, £153. o. 7>^; signed 
by John Church and Samuel Hunt.] 



SAMUEL FRENCH 1767 SOUTH HAMPTON 

In the Name of God amen I Samuel French of South Hampton 
in the Province of Newhampshire Gentleman, being Sick and 
weak of body * * * 

2*^ly I Do Give to my Son Nathanael French Seven pounds 
ten Shillings To be paid by my Son Levi French within one year 
after my Decease. 

3'^ly I Do Give to my Son Offen French Ten pounds to be paid 
by my Son Levi French within Two years after my Decease. 

^thjy J ]3q Give to my Son Samuel French his heirs & assigns 
the one half of my Salt Marsh below waltons mill (so Called) 
and Seven pounds ten Shillings in money to be paid by my 
Son Levi French within Three years after my Decease. 

^thjy J j)q Qive to my Son Moses French his heirs & assigns 
all my Grififin & Greeley place (so called) being about fifteen or 
Sixteen acres, his paying To my Daughter Mary French twenty 
pounds within one year after my Decease, and my Daughter 
Sarah French twenty pounds within two years after my Decease. 



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6thly I Do Give to my Son Levi French his heirs & assigns one 
half my Salt marsh below waltons mill (so Called) and all my 
Homestead on which I do now live being about Fifty acres with 
the appurtenaces Except the two lower rooms in the west end 
of my Dwelling House which I reserve for my two Daughters 
till they marrie he paying the above mentioned Sums to his 
Brethren (namely) to Nath*^ Seven pounds ten Shillings, to 
Offen ten pounds, and to Sam" Seven pounds ten Shillings, also 
to my Daughter Miriam Dow Five pounds, and keep my Daugh- 
ters Mary & Sarah Each of them a Cow winter & Sumer So long 
as they Remain unmarried, & also pay them Six Bushels of 
Ingen Corn & one bushel of Rye apeice pr year till they marrey. 

ythjy J Dq Give to my Daughter Miriam Dow Five pounds to 
be paid by my Son Levi within four years after my Decease. 

8*hly I Y)q Give my Daughter Mary French Twenty pounds 
To be paid within one year after my Decease by my Son Moses 
French 

Qthiy J ]3q Qive to my Daughter Sarah French Twenty 
pounds To be paid within two years after my Decease by my 
Son Moses Furthermore I Give to the above said Mary & Sarah 
the two lower rooms in the west End of my Dwelling house untill 
they marrey & if Either of them marrey then the other to have 
Said rooms So long as She remains unmarried. 

lo^^ly I Do Give to my Five Sons all my wearing apparrill to 
Be Equally divided between them 

ii'^ly I Do Give to my Son Levi all my Husbandry tools 

j2th|y I Dq Give to my three Daughters all my moveable 
household Stuff to be Equally divided between them 

I3**'ly I Do Give to my Grandson Ebenezer Gove his heirs 
and assigns all my Rite of lands in New britton his paying to his 
mother Miriam Dow Five pounds 

Lastly I Do Constitute and appoint my Son Moses Executor 
of This my last will and testament, witness my hand and Seal 
the thirteenth Day of march anno Domini 1767 

Samuell french 



41 6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Witnesses] Benjamin Brown, Nathan Dearbon, Edward 
Dearbon. 

[Proved April 29, 1767.] 

[Bond of Moses French of South Hampton, joiner, with Ben- 
jamin Brown of South Hampton, yeoman, and Robert Pike of 
Kensington, clothier, as sureties, in the sum of £200, April 29, 
1767, for the execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker, 
Jr., William Parker.] 

[Agreement of the sons and daughters of the deceased, April 
23, 1767, for waiving inventory and division of the estate; signed 
by Nathaniel French, Offen French, Samuel French, Levi 
French, Miriam Dow, Mary French, and Sarah French; wit- 
nesses, Benjamin Brown, Edward Dearborn, Nathan Dearborn.] 



JOHN MUSSET 1767 ROCHESTER 

In the Name of God Amen this twentieth Day of March one 
Thousand Seven Hundred sixty seven I John Musset being sen- 
sible that it is appointed unto all men once to Die and Likewise 
being sensible of feeling the Infirmetes which are the forerunners 
of such a change * * * 

I* I Give to my well beloved son in Law Richard Place whom 
I Constitute and ordain the sole Executor of this my Last will 
and Testament and my Beloved Daughter Phebe his Wife the 
Whole of my Homestead on which I now Live occupy and 
Possess in the Town of Rochester During the term of their 
Natural Lives and aftor the Decease of the Longest Liver of the 
two to be their sons which they now Have Named John if he 
shall survive both of them but if he shall Die without Issue 
before his father and mother then to Return and be to the Rest 
of my Daughters Children if she may Have any in an Equal 
Division or in case she has no more to their Disposal the Present 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 417 

occupier Rendring my Beloved Wife Elizabeth the one Half of 
the Income of said Land House free of Charge to her During her 
Remaining my Widow and allow her the one Half of my Dwelling 
House in which I now Live at her Command During said Widow- 
hood and my Will and meaning is that the Present Improver as 
above specified shall Improve said Land with Good Husbandry 
so that my Beloved Wife as above may have a Comfortable 
support arising from the same or she to have the Liberty to Let 
out the same to whom she see cause During my Widow as 
above * * * 

his 
John X Musset 
mark 

[Witnesses] Jon"* Dam, Benjmin Varney, Reuben heard. 
[Proved May 27, 1767.] 

[Bond of Richard Place, with Jonathan Dam and Reuben 
Heard as sureties, all of Rochester, in the sum of £500, May 
27, 1767, for the execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker, 
Theophilus Smith.] 



THOMAS CHENEY 1767 PLAISTOW 

The Last Will and testamen of Thomas Cheney of Plastow 
In the Province of Newhampshere in New England yeoman 
Being week of body * * * 

Item I Give to my well beloved wife Hannah all my house hold 
Goods In Cludeing Corn meate Cloathing &c within my houce 
— I Give to my wife the Improvment of a horce to Ride on to 
be Keept winter & Sumber by my Executer here after Nam*^ 
So long as she shall Remain my widdow and what shall be further 
wanting for the Cumfortabel Support of my widdow more then 
her thirds shall be provided for her by my Executer so Long as 
she Remains my widdow 



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Item I Give to my Son Daniel five shillings Lawfull money to 
be Paide him by my Executer in one year after my Disceas he 
haveing had his portion at his Settelment years past 

Item I Give to my Son Dustain one Peace of Land in s<^ 
Plastow Containing about ten acers bouned as followeth to the 
Rode by Sam" Kimbals & following the Rode to Pollords & by 
Pollords to s'* Kimbal & by s*^ Kimbal to s'* Rode my s^ Son 
Paying such Lagacies as I shall here after order 

Item I Give to my Son Thomas about Eighteen acers of Land 
in Plastow it being the Same Land he Now lives on 

Item I Give to my son James about ten acers of Land in s^ 
Plastow Laying on y^ southerly side of y" Rode by or Near 
Pollords bounded westerly to Stevenes Runing by steven^ & 
Kimbals Land to s** Rode I also Give my s^ son Eight Pound 
Lawfull money to be paide him by my Son Dustan in two years 
after my Disceas 

Item I Give to my Daughter Hannah forty Shillings Lafull 
money to be Paide her at y Expiration of one year & one half 
after my Disceass to be Paide by my Executer hereafter Named 

Item I Give to my Daughter abigail Fifteen Pound money to 
be paide her by my s'^ Executer in one year after my Disceas 
to be Paide in Goods or such Nessicaries as she may Desire for 
keeping houce I also Give her one Good Cow or the value in 
money to be Paid by my Executer at y time fore said 

Item I Give to my Daughter Sarah fifteen Pounds money to 
be Paide her in two years after my Disceas by my s'^ Executor 
to be Paide in such Nessisaries as she may want & Desire for 
Cloathing or houce keeping and also I Give her a Good Cow to 
be Paid by my Executor by y« time fores'^ 

Item I Give to my Daughter Ruth fifteen Pound in money or 
houcehold goods or such Nessicaries as she may Desire I also 
Give her one Good Cow to be Paid her by my Executer in three 
years & one half year after my Disceass 

Item I Give to my Daughter Suzanah fifteen Pounds money 
or the valine thereof in houce hold Goods or in Such nessisaries 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4I9 

as she may desire and also one Good Cow to be Paide her by my 
Executor in five year after my Disceas 

Item I Give to my son Thomas fores'^ seven Pound ten shillings 
money to be Paide him by my son Dustain in one year after my 
Disceas 

Item I Give to my two Granchildred their Names being 
Nathanel & Thomas Chenie Sons of Daniel & Dustain Chenie 
my half Rite of Land in Perries town So Called to be Equally 
Divided with all the Privilidges to the same belonging the 
Parents of Each Child to Pay the taxes thereof & if Either Child 
Shall be taken out of y" world before it shall arive to the age of 
twenty one the Parent of that Child shall Have y" Childs Part of 
s*^ Half Rite of Land the tax thereon being Paide as fore s"^ & tis 
to be under Stood all the Lagases afores"^ are in Lawfull money 

Item I Give my son John whome I Likewise Constitute make 
& or Dain my Sole Executer to this my Last Will & Testament 
all my Estate Reall & Personall with the bulding there on or 
moveabel that may bee found after my Disceass Not Disposed 
of by me my Executor Paying my funerall Charges & all Debts 
Justly Due and all Lagacies as ordred afores*^ & Provide for His 
mother as afores'* my Executer to Collect all my Debts &c In 
Wittness whereof I the said Thomas Cheney have here unto 
Set my Hand & Seal this 2^^^ day of march AD: 1767 

Thomas Cheney 

[Witnesses] Moses Stevens, David Stevens, Nicolas White. 
[Proved June 24, 1767.] 



JAMES ROBINSON 1767 BRENTWOOD 

[Bond of Anna Robinson, widow, and James Robinson of 
Brentwood, yeoman, with James Bean of Brentwood and Eph- 
raim Robinson, Jr., of Exeter, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum 
of £500, March 25, 1767, for the administration of the estate 



420 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of James Robinson of Brentwood, gentleman; witnesses, William 
Parker, Jr., William Parker.] 

[Inventory, April 7, 1767; amount, £909. 14. 8; signed by- 
Samuel Fifield and Joseph Wadleigh.] 

[Administration granted to Anna Robinson and James Robin- 
son, both of Brentwood, April 29, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 391.] 

[Warrant, April 26, 1769, authorizing Samuel Brooks of 
Exeter, gentleman, Jeremiah Bean, Jonathan Veazey, Joseph 
Greeley, and Joseph Shaw, all of Brentwood, husbandmen, to 
divide the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 466.] 

[Bond of Anna Robinson, widow, with Joseph Greeley and 
James Robinson, yeomen, as sureties, all of Brentwood, in the 
sum of £400, Nov. 28, 1770, for the guardianship of Nathaniel 
Robinson, Mary Robinson, and Joseph Robinson, minors, aged 
more than 14 years, and Anna Robinson, aged less than 14 years, 
children of James Robinson; witnesses, John Dean, William 
Parker, Jr.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, the personal estate 
as per inventory and the income of the real estate for two years; 
expenditures, £117. 19. 3; allowed Jan. 30, 1771.] 

To the honorable John Wentworth Esq"" Judge for the probate 
of Wills in the province of New Hampshire pursuant to the 
appointment of us the Subscribers as a Comittee to divide the 
estate of James Robinson late of Brintwood deceased Gentleman 
among the widow & children of said deceased we have done the 
same according to the best of our Judgment faithfully & im- 
partially in manner following Viz* 

To the Widow anna Robinson as her thirds of said deceased 
real estate Bounded as follows begining at a stake on the high 
way leading to the meeting house ten Rods & a half east from the 
northwest corner of the home place of said deceas'd, then running 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 421 

southerly twenty three Rods to the south end of the orchard 
then running westerly on a strait line ten & half Rods to Benj* 
Fifield's land then running southerly bounding on said Fifields 
land to the great River (so called) then begining at the aforsaid 
stake at the high way running east about two & half Rods 
opposite to the centre of the fore doors of said deceased mansion 
house then running southerly thro the middle of said fore doors 
and thro' the middle of the chimney in said house to the south 
side thereof, then running westerly as the partitions now stand 
between the northerly & southerly lower Room & chamber at the 
west end of said house including one third part of the cellar 
under said House sett off at the north end also one third of garret 
sett off at the northwest end of said house, also one half of the 
dairy on the south side of said house, being the westerly half also 
a privilege of washing baking & bruing in the kitchen of s*^ house, 
also passing & repassing thro' said kitchen to the cellar dairy 
well & for wood, then begining at the stake opposite to fore doors 
afors"^ running East on the high way afors*^ twenty nine rods to 
a Stake and Stones then running south to an Elm tree spotted 
standing on the bank of the afors'* great River then run westerly 
on said river to the afors'^ Benj" Fifield's land also the westerly 
half of the barn & one third part of the out house on said 
premises, also one acre & three quarters of land lying east of the 
meeting house adjoining to the land the said widow purchased 
of the Rev* Nath* Trask, also ten acres of land joining to Liu* 
Veasys land begining at the south side of the way leading to said 
Veasys house then runing east on said way forty five rods to cap* 
Leavitts land then runing south bounding on s'* Leavitts land 
thirty six Rods to Daniel Sanborns land then running west forty 
five rods bounding on said Sanborns land to said Veasys land, 
then running north on said Veasys land to the first mentioned 
bounds, But we reserve in the said widows premises in the home- 
place a privilege to all the children (except James) of passing & 
repassing to their part of the mansion House barn outhouse well 
Orchard & laying fire wood hereafter mention'd 



422 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

2 To James Robinson for his double Share of said deceased 
real Estate bounded as follows begining at the northwest corner 
of that tract of land lying opposite to the meeting house in 
brintwood afors^ then running south forty seven rods bounding 
on a cross way, then runing easterly a Strait line to a stake stand- 
ing in the line between said deceased land & land in possession 
of Ephraim Robinson, then running northerly bounding on s'^ 
Ephraim Robinsons land about fifty eight rods to the high way 
then bounding on s"^ high way to the first mentioned bounds, 
with the buildings standing thereon 

3 To Edward Oilman Robinson for his share in said De- 
ceaseds lands bounded as follows begining at a stake being the 
southwesterly corner of his brother James's two shares then 
running south by said cross way twenty six Rods to a stake then 
runing easterly the whole width of twenty six Rods to two stakes 
standing in the line between s"^ deceased land & land in possession 
of Ephraim Robinson also one row of apple trees excepting two 
trees in the homeplace bounded as follows southerly on Anna's 
part easterly on abigail's part westerly on Jon'^^ part of s'^ orchard 
& northerly on the highway 

4 To Abigail Robinson for her share in said deceaseds land 
bounded as follows begining at the southwesterly corner of land 
sett off to her brother Edward Oilman, then running southerly 
on said cross way twenty seven rods to a stake then running 
easterly the whole breadth of twenty seven Rods to land in 
possession of Ephraim Robinson, also one row of apple trees 
excepting two trees in the homeplace bounded as follows south- 
erly on anna's part easterly on mary's part westerly on Edw^ 
Oilman's part northerly on the highway 

5 To Jonathan Robinson for his share in s*^ deceaseds land, 
bounded as follows, Being part of that tract of land adjoining to 
Jonathan Veasy's Viz* begining at the southwesterly corner of 
said tract of land lying on the north side of the high way leading 
to said Veasy's house then runing easterly on s** way seventeen 
Rods to a stake then running north fifty five rods to a beech tree 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 423 

spotted then runing west seventeen rods to said Veasy's land, 
then runing southerly bounding on said Veasy's land to the first 
mentioned bounds also four acres of meadow land which was 
purchased of Jonathan Robinson brother to the said dece'd as 
may appear by deed reference thereto being had, Also one row 
of appletrees in the homeplace begining on the north side of 
anna's share, runing northerly to high way bounding on Edw"* 
Oilman's on the east side & Moses's on the west side. 

6 To Moses Robinson for his share of s'^ deceased's land, 
begining at the southwesterly corner of that part of the land 
sett off to Abigail then runing easterly bounding on s"^ Abigails 
share to land in possession of Ephraim Robinson, then runing 
southerly to the great river (so called) then running westerly on 
said river to the Mill grant then bounding on said Mill grant to 
the high way then runing northerly on said way to the first 
mention'd bounds also the westerly part of the orchard on the 
homeplace bounded southerly on Anna's part of s<^ orchard 
easterly on Jonathan's part westerly on benj" Fifields land 
northerly on the high way also all the privilege in the mill grant 
that belonged to s'^ deceased Estate 

7 To Nathaniel Robinson for his share of s"^ Deceaseds land 
being part of that tract of land lying near Jon'* Veasy's land 
bounded as follows begining at the southeasterly corner of that 
part of said tract of land lying on the north side of the high way 
leading to s'^ Veasy's house, then runing westerly about twenty 
eight rods to a Stake being the southeasterly corner of Jon" Rob- 
insons share of said land then runing north on said Jon'* share 
fifty five rods to a beach tree spotted then run easterly to a hem- 
loc spotted twenty eight rods to cap* Odlins land, then runing 
south by s'^ Odlins land to the first bounds Also one Row of 
appletrees in the homeplace begining at the northeast corner of 
anna's share then runing northerly joining to the widows thirds 
of said Orchard to the high way 

8 To mary Robinson for her share of said deceased land being 
part of the homeplace begining at the northeast Corner of 



424 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Joseph share of said land, on the high way afors'* then running 
east on said way ten & one quarter Rods to Capt OdHns land, 
then running southerly the whole breadth of ten & quarter Rods 
bounding on Joseph part and on cap* Odlins land to the great 
River (so called). Also one row of appletrees in the orchard on 
said place begining on the northerly side of anna's part of s^ 
orchard, three trees from the south part of s<* orchard, running 
north to high way bounding on Josephs part on the east & 
abigails on the west side — 

9 To Joseph Robinson for his share of s'^ deceas'd's lands being 
part of the homeplace begining at a stake the northwesterly 
corner of mary's share then running westerly ten and one quarter 
Rods to a stake then runing southerly to the great River the 
whole width of ten & one quarter rods bounding east on mary 
share & west on the next share to be laid out. 

10 To Anna Robinson for her share in s'^ deceas'd's lands 
being part of the homeplace begining at the northwest corner of 
Josephs part of s^ land then running westerly eleven Rods to the 
northeasterly corner of the widows thirds then running southerly 
the whole breadth of eleven rods to the river bounding east on 
Joseph part & west on the widows thirds also part of the orchard 
bounded on the southwest corner of the widows thirds of s'^ 
Orchard, then running north so far as to take in three appletrees 
then westerly so far as to take in three appletrees then southerly 
about one Rod then westerly to fifields land including her part 
of the Orchard. 

N. B. Joseph Robinson part of the orchard being omitted is 
here inserted bounded southerly on anna's part of said Orchard 
then running to the high way including one row of appletrees 
bounded on Nathan' share on the East & mary's share on the 
west 

The division of the remaining part of the buildings on the 
homeplace among the children of the deceased as follows, Viz* 
To Edward Oilman & Abigail Robinson the southeast lower 
Room in s*' deceaseds mansion house E Oilman to have the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 425 

southwesterly half & abigail the opposite half of said Room and 
the southerly half of the chamber above said Room to Gilman 
the easterly half & to Abigail the westerly half of the said south- 
erly half of said chamber, said Gilman & Abigail to have the 
privilege of passing & repassing thro the Kitchen to the well the 
cellar in which they have an equal right with the rest of the chil- 
dren also one quarter of the garret over said Room & the 
privilege of passing & repassing to the same, also one half of the 
dairy in s'^ house also one quarter part of the barn on s<^ premises 
being the southeast quarter Gilman to have the westerly & 
Abigail the easterly part of said quarter with the privilege of 
passing & repassing to the same also two eights of two thirds of 
the outhouse. 

To Nathaniel & mary Robinson as follows Viz* They to have 
northeasterly room in said house, nathaniel to have the northerly 
& mary the southerly half of s"^ room with the priviledge of half 
the fore doors also one half of the northeasterly quarter of the 
garret over said Room also the privilege of washing baking & 
bruing in the kitchen also privilege in the cellar & well & to 
lay fire wood near said house also two eighths of two thirds of 
the outhouse & the privilege of passing & repassing to the said 
premises. 

To Jonathan & Moses Robinson as follows they to have the 
northeasterly chamber in said house Jonathan to have the north 
& Moses to have the south part thereof also the northerly half 
of the southeast chamber equally between them also the privilege 
of passing & repassing at the fore doors also privilige in the cellar 
the well & outhouse as the rest & the same privilege in the kitchen 
also half the garret over s'^ chamber also the northeasterly 
quarter of the barn with the same privilege the others have — 

To Joseph & Anna Robinson as follows they to have the south- 
westerly lower room in said house & the chamber over the same 
to the easterly chimney girt Joseph to have the west & anna the 
east part of s'' chamber, also the garret over said chamber equally 
between them with a privilege in the cellar & well & for fire wood 



426 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

& the same in the outhouse and all the privileges of passing & 

repassing to them as the rest have — 

Sam^ Brooks 
Jeremiah Bean 
Joseph Shaw 
Jonathan Veasey 
Jos'' Greely 

[Warrant, Dec. 5, 1776, authorizing Joseph Johnson, yeoman, 
Thomas Peabody, physician, Jonathan Robinson, Jonathan 
Veasey, gentlemen, and Jabez Smith, cordwainer, all of Brent- 
wood, to divide the widow's dower among the children.] 

State of New Hampshire \ To the Hon Phillips White Esq; 
Rockingham ss / judge of the Probate of Wills &c for 

said County 

Pursuant to the appointment & Direction in your warrant to 
us as a Committe to Divide that Part of the Real Estate of 
Cap* James Robinson Deceasd Late of Brentwood which was set 
off to his widow Anna Robinson as her thirds therein — We the 
Subscribers have accordingly Divided Said real Estate & her 
Thirds of the orchard & buildings belong to said Thirds and set 
off to Each of the Heirs of the Deceas'd by metes & bounds in the 
following manner 

Viz In the first place off a certain piece of Land in part of said 
thirds as a privilege for the Use of the owners & possessors of the 
Buildings Standing thereon bounded as followeth viz begining at 
a stake standing at or near the Northwest corner of the Yard on 
the north side of sd house by the high way that Leads to the 
meeting house from thence East by sd high way Eighteen Rods 
to a stake by the fence then South Six rods to a stake then west 
Eighteen rods to a stake then North Six rods to the bounds first 
mentioned — 

2 Sett off to James Robinson Gent, the Eldest Son of the Dec* 
Two Shars thereof in a Certain piece of Land of said thirds join- 
ing to land of lieu* Jon" Veazeys & land of Daniel Sanborn in sd 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 427 

Brintwood Lying on the South Side of a high way that Leadeth 
to said Veazeys house and Bounded as followeth Viz begining at 
a Stake & Stones Standing at sd Daniel Sanborns Northwest 
Corner by said Veaseys Land from thence to run North by sd 
Veazeys land forty one & >^ Rods to a stake and stons by Sd 
high way then Easterly by said way 35 rods to a Stake then 
South to Daniel Sanborns Land to a Stake keeping the Equal 
bredth of 35 rods then west by Said Sanborn Land to the bounds 
first mentioned 

3 Set off to Edward Gilman Robinson the 2 Son of the Dec^ 
one Single Share of Said Thirds in the home place also one single 
share in the buildings & orcherd and bounded as folleth, namely 
to begining at the Southwest Corner of the orchard at a stake & 
stones on the Line of Benj'' fiffields Land then East by said 
orchard Seven rods & three feet to a stake then to run South to 
the River to a stake Carrying the Equal bredth of Seven rods & 
Three feet from said fifield Line then westerly as the river runs 
to said fifield Land to a stake then North by sd fiffields Land to 
the bounds first mentioned further a deed to Said Ed Gilman 
Robinsons share one Rod of land for a Drift way to the house 
privilege bounded as follows Viz to begin at y« South East Corner 
of the orchard at a stake from thence north by Said orchard the 
Land first Laid out for the house privilege to a stake then east 
one rod binding on said house Lot to a stake then south about 
Eighteen rods to a stake at the head of Jon'' Robinsons share 
then west one rod to the first bounds Set off s^ Gilmans Share in 
the orchard begining at the house privilege at a stake to run 
Southerly Eighteen rods binding on the west side of his rod of 
land then west one rod & Two feet Eight Inches to a stake then 
north about nineteen rods to a Stake then East Eleven feet to 
first mentioned bound Set off his the above named Ed** Gilman 
Robinsons share in the building as follows in s*^ house the one 
Sixth part of the Northwest Lower room to be on the North Side 
of Said room & privilege in the fire place & oven & Doors &c his 
share in the garret over said room is Eighth part on the North 



428 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

side and one Eigheth part of the Celler under Said Room on the 
North Side of Celler his part in Barn is Two feet & one half foot 
at the west end of said barn taking the whole wedth of Said 
Barn — 

4**^ Set off to Abigail Smith, the wife of Daniel Smith who was 
the first Daughter of the Deceased her Single Share in Said thirds 
in the following manner Namely to begin at Gilmans notheast 
Corner bounds from thence East Seven rods & 3 feet to a Stake 
and Stones then South to the great fresh river Carrying the 
Equal Breadeth of Seven rods & Three feet then to run up river 
to Gilmans Share then North by Gilmans Share to the orchard 
to the first bounds — her share in the orchard to begin at Sd 
Ed*^ Gilman Robinsons North west Corner bounds of his Share in 
Sd orchard then Southerly by Gilmans share Nineteen rods to a 
stake then west one rod Two feet & eight Inches then Northerly 
Nineteen rods to a Stake then East Eleven feet to the bounds 
first mentioned Set off Abigails Share of thirds in the Dwelling 
house y^ one half of the Chamber over the North west Lower 
room on the North Side of said Chamber & privileg of half the 
fire place in said Chamber & liberty at the Doors to pass or repass 
and also one Eigheth part of Celler belonging to sd thirds next to 
Gilmans share — and one Eighth in the garret next to Gilmans 
share in sd thirds & 8^^ in the Darry also Two feet & half in the 
Barn Joining to Sd Gilmans share in sd thirds — 

5 Set off Jonathan Robinson Son of the Deceas'' his Single 
Share in thirds of land bounded as followeth Viz begining at 
Abigails Northeast Corner of her s^ share then run Easter seven 
rods & Three feet to a stake from thence South Ninty Seven 
rods to a stake then west Two rods to a stake then South to the 
river to a stake then up s"^ river as it runs till it comes to Abigails 
Share then north by Abigails to the bounds first mentioned 
Set off Jon^s Share in s^ Thirds of orchard begining at Abigails 
Northwest Corner of her share then Southerly by Abigails nine- 
teen rods to her southwest Corner of share of orchard then west 
one rod Two feet Eight Inches to a stake from thence East by the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 429 

house Lot Eleven feet to the first bound Set off to Jon" his 
share in the Thirds in s*^ house that is the one Sixth part of North- 
west Lower Room Joining to Gilmans share in s^ room also one 
sixth in the Garret over s"^ room Joining to Gilmans share also 
one Eighth in Celler under said room one 8*^ in the Dary of s*^ 
Thirds also Two feet & six Inches in the westerly end of the Barn 
Joining to Abigail's share taking the whole wedth of Said Barn — 

6*^ Set off to Moses Robinson Son of the Deceas'^ in said 
Thirds as foUoweth viz begining at a stake standing at the end of 
the Eighteen rods by the high way then East by sd way five rods 
& one foot to a stake by the fence then South to the river to a 
stake then up said river five Rods to a Stake then North by Land 
Left for Joseph Share to the high way to the first bounds moses's 
share in the Thirds of orchard to begin at Nath' South East 
corner his share of orchard in s'* thirds runing Southerly by 
Annas share Twelve rods to a stake then west Three Quarters of 
one rod at y« south end to a stake then Northerly Twelve rods to 
Nath' share to a stake the east by Nath* share one rod to the first 
bounds Set off his share in y buildings Viz the one sixth part in 
the Lower room before Named joining to Jonathans Share in sd 
room & Equal share in the fire place & oven and at the Doors also 
one sixth part in sd garret over sd Lower room & one Eighth of 
the Cellar & Dary and Two feet & half in the westerly part of 
said Barn joining to Jonathans 

7 Set off to Nathaniel Robinson Son of s'^ Deceas'^ his share in 
said Thirds as follows viz lying in part in the same piece of Land 
or joining to Jameses Two Shares begining at Land of Daniel 
Tomsons on James south east Corner bounds of his 2 shares then 
North by James Shares to the high way to Jameses northeast 
bounds then Easterly by sd way 12 rods to Land of Cap* James 
Leavett then South binding on s^ Leavitt 36 rods to a stake then 
west 12 rods to the bounds first mentioned added to Nath' for 
his Share in another piece Land by the Gully so call'd below the 
meeting house bounded as followeth begining at a Stake & stones 
standing in said Gully at Cap' James Leavett South East Corner 



430 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

by the high way then East about 13 rods & 3 Quarter binding 
on said way to Land of the Rev^ M' Trasks then north binding 
on Land of mr Trasks till it Comes to Land of his mothers she 
purchas*^ in her Life with her own money then west binding his 
mothers Land till it comes to said Leavits Land then south bind- 
ing on Leavits Land to the bounds first mentioned one acre & 
Three Quartes — further aded to Compleat Said Share a small 
piece in the home place bounded as follows viz begining at the 
northeast bounds of Gilman rod of Land for a Drift way runing 
east by the house Lot 3>^ rods to a stake then run South Eighteen 
rods to a stake & stones then west Two & ^ rods to Gilmans 
southeast Corner of the rod of land then North by s^ rod of Land 
to the Bounds first mentioned 

Set off his Share in the Thirds of the orchard begining at the 
house Privileg at annas southwest of her share in s^ orchard in 
said thirds then Southerly four rods by anna to the head of 
Moses Share to a Stake then West 2 rods to his former Share 
then North to sd house Lot then East to annas bound first men- 
tioned — his share in the house as follows it being the one sixth 
part of the Lower room before mentioned joining to Moses Share 
in said room in the Length of sd room also an Equal privilege 
in the fire place & oven & at the Doors also one 6*'' in y* Garet 
over said room and one Eighth in the Celler under said room & 
Dary — and Two feet & half in the westerly part of the barn 
Joining to Moses's Share — 

8 Set off to Joseph Robinson y 6*^ Son of the Deceasd in 
home place and bounded as followeth begining at the Notheast 
bounds of a piece of Land Nath^ then East five rods & five feet 
to a Stake & stones then South to the river binding on moses 
Share To a stake by said river then westerly up said river about 
Seven Rods to a Turn in said river then Northerly about 
Eigteen rods to a Stake being Jonathan's South East Corner 
bounds then Northerly four rods to a stake then East Two rods 
to a stake then North by Jonathan & Nath' Land to the Bounds 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 43 1 

first mentioned — his share in the orchard Lays Twelve rods in 
length Three Quarters of a rod at the South End & one rod at 
the north End Joining to Moses on the east on Nath' on the 
North on west Set off Jo^ Share in the 3^* of the house being the 
one Sixth part in the before named Lower room Joining to his 
brother Nath' share being Equal with him in the other privileges 
in sd chamber — also in the garret Celler & Dary Josephs 
Share in the barn is Two foot & an half foot joining to Nath^ 
Share — 

9 Set off to Mary Robinson 2 Daughter of S"^ Deceasd her Share 
of S"^ Thirds begining at Moses's North East Corner bounds 
then East by said high way five rods & one foot to a Stake 
then South to the River then up river to Moses's Southeast 
bounds then North by Moses's Share to the first bounds her 
part in orchard begins at Jonathans N. west corner of his share 
then to run Southerly 19 rods to a Stake then west one rod to 
a stake then Northerly 19 rods to a stake then east one rod to 
the first bound her share in the house is the remainder of the 
Lower room with her Brothers on the South part of said room 
joining to Jo share in s'^ room & an Equal Share in the fire 
place & oven also Equal Share in the Garret Celler & Dary as 
may appear and Equal Share in the Barn Joining to Jo^ share 

10 Set off to Anna Robinson the 3*^ & last Daughter of Deed 
her share in said thirds as follows viz begining at Marys north 
east corner bounds then east by the way five rods one foot to her 
former Share in land in said to stake then south to the river 
then up river 5 rods one foot to marys share then North to the 
first bounds her share in the orchard Lays between Marys & 
Moses's being Equal measure with her Sister in s^ thirds her 
share in the s'^ 3'^^ of the house is the one half of the Chamber on 
the South Side equal privilege in the fire place with abigail Set 
off annas part in the Barn Equal measure with the other shares 
in s'* Barn being the Last 

The foregoing Division is made and done Impartially to the 



432 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

best of our judgement Witness our hands this 31 Day of De- 
cember Annoque Domini 1777 

Jon'' Veasey 
Jonathan Robinson 
Jabez Smith 



TILTON LAWRENCE 1767 STRATHAM 

[Miriam Lawrence renounces administration on the estate of 
her husband, Tilton Lawrence of Stratham, March 20, 1767, in 
favor of her son-in-law, Benjamin Green of Stratham; witnesses, 
John Wadleigh, Theophilus Smith.] 

[Administration on the estate of Tilton Lawrence, husband- 
man, granted to Benjamin Green, yeoman, April 29, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 391.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Green of Stratham, yeoman, with William 
Chase, Jr., of Stratham, yeoman, and Eliphalet Daniels of 
Portsmouth, gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of £400, April 
29, 1767, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William 
Parker, Jr., William Parker.] 

[Warrant, April 29, 1767, authorizing Theophilus Smith of 
Exeter and Joseph Hoyt of Stratham, gentleman, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 6, 1767; amount, £403. 9. 10; signed by 
Theophilus Smith and Joseph Hoyt.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £168. 6. 10; expendi- 
tures, £154. 14. o; allowed April 16, 1771.] 



BENJAMIN THOMPSON 1767 WILTON 

In the Name of God Amen the Sixt Day of April Anno Dom 1 767 
I Benjaman Thompson of Wilton in the Province of New Hamp- 
shir husbandman Being att this Time Very week in body * * * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 433 

Item: I give to my True and well belouvd wife Dorathy 
Thompson after my Deceas To hir hir Heirs and assigns for Ever 
all my Estate Real and Parsonal or worldly Substance of what 
Soever Natur or kind expting what is herin otherwise Particu- 
larly bequethd She or hir Heirs Paying the sume herafter men- 
chend Namly To my Daughter Dorithy Rideout being the wife 
of Benj" Rideout of Wilton in the Province aforesad three 
Pounds Starling mony of grate Briton 

and my will is the Sad Dorithy Thompson Pay the Said Sume 
before menchened to the said Dorithy Ridout within three years 
after my Decas: and my will is that She the said Dorithy Thom- 
son be the Sole Executer'' of this my Last Will and Testement 
and Pay all my Debts and funeral Charges — 

In witness whair of I have herunto set my hand and Seal the 
Day and year above Writen 

Benjemin Thomson 

[Witnesses] John Brown, Nathaniel Greele, Joseph Butterfield. 
[Proved June 24, 1767.] 

[Bond of Dorothy Thompson, with John Brown and Joseph 
Butterfield, gentlemen, as sureties, all of Wilton, in the sum of 
£90, June 24, 1767, for the execution of the will; witnesses, Wil- 
liam Vaughan, William Parker, Jr.] 



ANDREW WILDER 1767 LANCASTER, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Andrew Wilder of Lancaster, 
Mass., granted to Thomas Wilder, Benjamin Hall, and Benjamin 
Osgood, all of Keene, yeomen, April 6, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 426.] 

[Bond of Thomas Wilder, with Benjamin Hall and Benjamin 
Osgood as sureties, all of Keene, yeomen, in the sum of £500, 
April 6, 1767, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
David Nims, Michael Metcalf.] 



434 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory of estate in Keene, Aug. 6, 1767; amount, £87. 
13. 4; signed by David Nims, Nathan Blake, and Benjamin 
Osgood.] 

[License to Josiah Willard, administrator, Jan. 27, 1770, to 
sell real estate.] 

[Inventory of estate in Keene, attested Feb. 26, 1770; amount, 
£213. 6. 8; signed by David Nims, Benjamin Osgood, Benjamin 
Hall, and Josiah Willard.] 

[Warrant, June 12, 1770, authorizing Josiah Willard, Jr., 
David Nims, yeoman, Benjamin Hall, gentleman, Benjamin 
Osgood, and Ichabod Fisher, yeomen, all of Keene, to appraise 
the estate in New Hampshire.] 

[Inventory, June 29, 1770; amount, £213. 6. 8; signed by 
Josiah Willard, David Nims, and Benjamin Hall.] 

[Decree of court, July 10, 1770, settling the estate on Thomas 
Wilder, second son of the deceased, he to pay the others their 
shares, there being eight children.] 

[Receipt for security for payment of shares, signed by James 
Carter, guardian of Andrew Wilder, oldest son, John Wilder, 
Peter Wilder, and Calvin Wilder; David Wilder, guardian of 
Abijah Wilder; Jacob Bennett, husband of Elizabeth, daughter 
of the deceased ; and Samuel Joslin, husband of Abigail, daughter 
of the deceased.] 



JOHN SHERBURNE 1767 KENSINGTON 

[Administration on the estate of John Sherburne of Kensing- 
ton, joiner, granted to Deborah Sherburne, widow, April 6, 
1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 390.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 435 

[Bond of Deborah Sherburne, with John Sherburne and 
Philemon Blake, yeomen, as sureties, all of Kensington, in the 
sum of £300, April 6, 1767, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, Jr., Eliza Parker.] 

[Inventory, April 30, 1767; amount, £99. 2. o; signed by 
Philemon Blake and Joseph Tilton.] 



JAMES MARSTON 1767 NEWMARKET 

In the Name of God Amen I James Marstone of the parrish of 
Newmarkett in the province of New Hamphire in new England 
Blacksmith being Sick & week in Body * * * 

Imprimis my will is that my Just Debts and funeral Charges 
Should be paid by the Executor of thiss my Last will as Soon 
after my Deaceace as Can Conveantly be Done and Likewise my 
will is that my Executor bury my wife in a Decent maner after 
her Deaceace 

Item I give and Divise to my beloved Son Caleb Marstone all 
and singular my homestead place or plantation Wheron I now 
Dwell which is sittuate in Newmarkett Aforesaid and Bounded 
as follows (viz) Northerly and Easterly on Piscasick River So 
Called & Southerly in part on Land in posesion of Joseph Hall 
Esq"' and on Land now in posesion of the Wido Catherine Neal 
and Westerly on Land in possion of Edward Colcord & all 
my Right title Intrest or property in a Saw mill & Griss mill 
on Piscasick River Called Halls mills with the Land thare 
unto Adjoyning which Land I purchased of Dudly Hilltons Heirs 
as by a Deed of Sale from them to me may Apear and One 
Quarter part of a Saw mill in Notingham Called Clarks mill with 
my Right or title to the stream and Land privilage Whareon 
it Stands and one Acree and a Quarter of salt marsh which I 
purchased of William Hillton Lying at Hilltons Creek so Called 
as by a Deed of Sale from him to me may Appear and Likewise 



436 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

all the Buildings and Edifices Standing or Belonging to my 
Homsead place not before mentioned & Likewise a Certain pease 
of Land Sictuate in Newm''" Containing twenty Acrees which 
Land I purchased of Daniel Gillman as by a Deed of Sale Datted 
may y« 31^* 1759 from him to me may Appear bound<^ as follows 
viz Southerly on Land of Cap* Isril Gillmans Easterly on Land of 
Stephen Lyfords and notherly on Land of Said Caleb Marstens 
and Westerly on Smarts Crick Line or Weeks's Land which Last 
Mention*^ peas of Land is Given to my son Caleb on Condition 
of his paying to my son James Marstone the Sum of fifty pound 
Lawfull money for the Same but If the Said Caleb Should 
Neglect or Refuse to pay the sum aforsaid then I Give Said 
twenty Acrees of Land to my son James my will and meaning is 
that my Son Caleb Shall have his Choice Either to pay to the 
Aforsaid Sum of fifty pounds or to Claim no Right or title to 
Said Land 

Item I give and Divise to my son James Marstone over and 
Above what I have Ordered my son Caleb to pay him for the 
twenty Acrees of Land before mentined twenty five pounds 
Lawfull money in full of all Demands from my Estate to be paid 
by the Executor of this my Last will and testement as soon after 
my Decease as Can Conveanently be Done or to his heirs or Asignes 

Item I Give and Divise to my Daughter Ann Ames five 
Shillings in full of All Demands from my Estate 

Item I Give and Divise to my Daughter Sarah Hillton five 
Shillings in full of all Demands from my Estate 

Lastly what I have Given to my Son Caleb Marstone is to him 
his heirs and Asignes forever and I Likewise Constitute and 
Apoint my Said Son Caleb Sole Executor to thiss my Last will 
and testament hereby Revoaking all others by me in any manner 
made before thiss In wittness whereof I have here unto Set my 
hand and Seal the Eighth Day of April One Thoussand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty Seven & In the Seventh year of his Majesty's 
Reign George the third 

James Marston 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 437 

[Witnesses] William Odiorne, Zebulon Duda, John Colcord. 
[Proved Oct. 28, 1767.] 

[Bond of Caleb Marston, yeoman, with William Odiorne, 
trader, and John Colcord, yeoman, as sureties, all of Newmarket, 
in the sum of £1000, Oct. 28, 1767, for the execution of the will; 
witnesses, William Parker, Jr., Joseph Moulton.] 

[Warrant, no date, authorizing Hubartus Neal, gentleman, 
Wentworth Cheswell, yeoman, John Marstes, physician, Samuel 
Baker, innholder, and Caleb Clark, gentleman, all of Newmarket, 
to set off the widow's dower.] 

We the Subscribers Being Appointed by the Hono'" John 
Wintworth Esq'' Judge of the Probate of Wills, &c. for the 
Province of New Hampshire to Satt off to Sarah Marston Widow 
and Relect of James Marston, Late of Newmarket, in said 
Province Yeoman Deces"^ Intes* her Right of Dower and Power 
of thirds that happens unto her, of all the Real Estate, which 
the said James Marston Died Seized of, In pursuance thereof 
We have Satt off to the Said Sarah marston for her Dower and 
Power of thirds in all the Real Estate of the said James marston 
as foloweth viz 

We have alowed and Satt off to her the westerly Lore Roum 
and Badrum ajoining to the Said Rum, with a privelidg in the 
Siller, oven and front Dores of the mansion House of the said 
James marston also about Sixteen acres of Land Belonging to 
said marston Decest^ farme, being the full third Part thereof in 
Quantety for Quality, and is bounded as folows viz Begining at 
a stake and stone by Edward Colcord' Land twenty Rods, North 
Twenty nine Degres East from the Rode that Leads from Pas- 
casick Bridg Near Halls mill so Cauled to the Rode through Hil- 
tons Grant So Cauled near Josiah Hiltons hous from thence runs 
south about sixty Degrees East to a stoping Beach Tree on the 
bank of said Passeck River, then Runs Down and bounds upon 
said River untill it meats with Said Edward Colcord'' Land 
thence Runs South twenty nine Degres West and bounds on said 



438 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Colcords Land to the said stake & stone or bound first began at 
and also twenty feet across the Barn begining twenty feet from 
the Easterly End of Said Barn Extending twenty feet towards 
the Westerly End thereof, with the priviledge of passing and 
Repassing too and from said House & Barn ; also a privelidge in 
the yarde before the Dore to Lay wood for her fire also one third 
Part of one third of a Grismill Now standing on said Pascasick 
River Comonely Cauled Halls mill and is owned in Partenorship 
with Collo" Winthrup Hilton and Elizebath Hall 

all which Division of thirds are made acording to the best of 
our Judgments this Seventeenth Day of June 1771 

Hubartus Neal 
John Marstes 
Samuel Baker 



GEORGE ST. CLAIR 1767 HAMPSTEAD 

In the name of God Amen, I George Santclair of Hampstead 
in the province of New-Hampshire in New England Taylor 
being under bodily weakness * * * 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Hannah Sant- 
clair the whole use and improvement of my dwelling house and of 
all my lands in Hampstead so long as she remains my widow. 

Item I also give to my beloved wife Hannah Santclair all my 
stock and all my household goods and husbandry implements, 
with all my Cloaths for her to dispose of in the way and manner 
she shall think proper. I likewise give her all my money and 
debts due to me by Bonds Bills, notes and accompts whatever. 

Item I give to my beloved Daughter Sarah Santclair the one 
half of my dwelling house and the one half of all my land in 
quantity and quallity after my wives decease or upon her mar- 
riage I likewise give to my Daughter Sarah Santclair two pounds 
lawfull money to be payed in stock or household goods within 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 439 

one year after my decease by my Executors here after named. 

Item I give to my beloved Daughter Hannah Poor the one half 
of my Dwelling house and the one half of all my lands in quantity 
and quallity after my wives decease or upon her marriage. I 
also give to my Daughter Hannah Poor two pounds lawfull 
money to be payed in stock or household goods within one year 
after my decease by my Executors here after named. 

Item My will is and I appoint ordain and constitute my be- 
loved wife Hannah Santclair, with our son Moses Poor of plas- 
tow, in New Hampshire, to be Executor of this my last will and 
testament, to see that the above legaces be payed and to settle 
all affairs relating to my estate and to fullfill this my last will, in 
witness hereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this tenth 
Day of April Anno Domini 1767 and in the seventh year of his 
Majesties Reign 

George Santclair 

his 
[Witnesses] Benj'^ Little Jur, Thomas X Wadly, Henry True. 

mark 
[Proved May 27, 1767.] 

[Bond of Moses Poor of Plaistow, with Thomas Wadleigh and 
Benjamin Little, Jr., both of Hampstead, as sureties, in the sum 
of £500, May 27, 1767, for the execution of the will; witnesses, 
William Parker, Robert Parks.] 

[Account of Hannah St. Clair and Moses Poor, executors; 
receipts, the personal estate; expenditures, £18. 6. 5; allowed 
June 29, 1768.] 



ZACHARIAH COBURN 1767 PELHAM 

[Nathan Coburn of Tewksbury, Mass., minor, aged about 15, 
son of Zachariah Coburn of Pelham, deceased, makes choice of 
his brother, Silas Coburn of Dracut, Mass., husbandman, as his 



440 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

guardian April lo, 1767; witnesses, David Trull and Samuel 
Trull.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Bond of Silas Coburn, with Peter Coburn of Dracut, Mass., 
yeoman, as surety, in the sum of £200, April 10, 1767, for the 
guardianship of Nathan Coburn; witnesses, John Varnum, 
Parker Varnum, and Moses Clement.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 



JACOB ULMORE 1767 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Ulmore of Portsmouth, 
baker, granted to John Walter Cook of Portsmouth, baker, April 
13, 1767-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 391.I 

[Bond of John Walter Cook, baker, with John Beck, hatter, 
and Richard Champney, tin plate worker, as sureties, all of 
Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, April 13, 1767, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, Robert Parks.] 

[Inventory, attested Feb. 11, 1768; amount, £10. 9. io>^; 
signed by Thomas Peirce and John Griffith.] 



JABEZ MOULTON 1767 HAMPTON 

In the name of God Amen this Seventeenth day of April In the 
year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Seven 
and in the Seventh year of His Majestys Reign King George the 
third over great Britain &c 

I Jabez Moulton of Hampton In the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Yeoman * * * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 44 1 

Item I give & Devise to my well beloved wife Eunice Moulton 
to her her Heirs & Assigns all the Land and Marsh I own in 
Hampton & Hamptonfalls (it being the Land & Marsh that was 
given me by my late Grandfather Jabez Smith Deceased) also 
all my personal Estate 

Lastly I do by the Presents Constitute & Appoint my Wife 
Eunice Moulton Executrix * * * 

Jabez moulton 

[Witnesses] Christo' Toppan, Benjamin Randall, Nathan 
Weare. 

[Proved April 26, 1769.] 

[Inventory, June 26, 1769; amount, £613. 9. 2; signed by 
Josiah Moulton and John Moulton, Jr.] 

[License to the executrix, June 28, 1769, to sell real estate, 
mentioning the deceased as of Newbury, Mass.] 

[Account of William Pearse and Eunice Pearse, executrix; 
receipts, £336. 9. 2; expenditures, £311. 13. 9; allowed Nov. 28, 

1771.] 



ROBERT GIBBS 1767 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Robert Gibbs of Portsmouth, 
mariner, granted to Olive Gibbs, widow, April 2'] , 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 391.] 

[Bond of Olive Gibbs, with Peter Mann, barber, and Nathaniel 
Shannon, boat-builder, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum 
of £500, April 27, 1767, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Robert Parks, Nathaniel Folsom, Jr.] 

[Inventory, June 5, 1767; amount, £186. 16. 6; signed by John 
Cutt and Joseph Walker.] 



442 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

EDWARD GALE 1767 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Edward Gale of Portsmouth, 
mariner, granted to Mary Gale, widow, April 29, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 391.] 

[Bond of Mary Gale, with John Pickering, gentleman, and 
Simeon Akerman, boat-builder, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in 
the sum of £500, April 29, 1767, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Nathan Johnson, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, May 27, 1767; amount, £54. 2. 6; signed by Mark 
Langdon and John Wendell.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £42. 2. o; expendi- 
tures, £28. I. 9; mentions "Bringing up & maintaining my son 
Edw^ Gale 6 months from his fathers Decease till he was 7 years 
old"; allowed Feb. 24, 1768.] 



INDEX 



INDEX OF PLACES 



Acworth 304 

Andover (New Breton) 415 

Andover, Mass 248, 399 

Arundel, Me 128 

Atkinson 234 

Back River 52 

Barrington. . . 8, 10, 19, 38, 63-65, 76, 94 
174, 187, 218, 292 

Beaver Brook 154 

Bellamon Bank River 48, 188 

Bennington 1 

Berwick, Me 8, 10, 11, 88, 96 

128,171,210,278 

Biddeford, Me 110 

Blackwater River 138 

Boston, Mass 211 

Bow 78,79,93, 175 

Bradford, Mass 219, 220 

Bradford, Vt 304 

Brenton's Farm (Litchfield) 212 

Brentwood. . . .83, 113, 189, 191, 204, 222 
228, 233, 240, 241, 280, 282, 287 
288, 297, 298, 316, 317, 362, 419 

Bridport, Vt 304 

Brookline, Mass 176, 177 

Brown's Point 224, 225 

Brown's Rocks 139 

Cambridge, Mass 211, 279 

Canaan 304 

Candia 351,401 

Canterbury 17, 18, 351, 352 

Cedar Swamp 62 

Charlestown 413, 414 

Chester 7, 37, 41, 45, 82 

83, 86, 92, 93, 105, 149, 155, 172 

173, 218, 220, 223-225, 232, 309 

322, 344, 345, 402, 404, 405 

Chestnut Hills 52, 53 



Chichester 38, 309, 311 

Claremont 304 

Cobbett's Pond 329, 382 

Cochecho (Dover) 34, 52 

Cod 213-215 

Concord 263 

(Rumf ord) 35 

Concord, Mass 42 

Conway 399 

Cross Beach 289, 291 

Cub Pond 290 

DanviUe 81, 221, 228 

(Hawke) 36, 81, 221, 222, 228 

290, 344 

Deerfield 44, 247, 248, 316 

Derryfield (Manchester) 118, 211 

Dover 4, 32-35, 43, 48, 50, 51 

54, 76, 77, 91, 111, 127, 144, 151 
152, 163, 185-188, 193, 272, 273 
277, 278, 298, 301, 365, 384-386 

(Cochecho) 34,52 

Dover Neck 52 

Dracut, Mass 25, 210, 341, 439, 440 

Draper, Vt 304 

Dryden, Vt 304 

Dunbar, Vt 304 

Dunbarton 118 

(Starkstown) 118, 159 

Dunstable (Nashua) 101, 102 

198-200,211,220 

Dunstable, Mass 101, 102 

Durham 15, 16, 18-22, 34 

42, 74, 75, 90, 94, 96, 113, 114 

151, 169, 170, 182-189, 212-215 

255, 292, 301, 366, 380, 389 

Durham FaUs 182, 184 

East Kingston 120, 374 

Epping 2, 3, 31 



446 



INDEX 



Epping, continued. 

106, 111, 113, 142-144, 160, 189 
191, 227, 240, 290, 353, 377 

Epsom 325 

Exeter 11-13, 35, 36, 39-41 

78, 79, 81, 105, 106, 110, 111 
119, 120, 126, 131, 136, 159-162 
190, 191, 206, 207, 213, 226-228 
240, 251, 255-261, 263, 264, 275 
280-282, 284-286, 293, 294, 307 
332, 339, 362, 375, 383, 384, 401 
408, 419, 420, 432 

Exeter River 257-259, 261, 363 

Ferrisburg, Vt 304 

Fitchburg, Mass 147 

Flat Ground Bars 186, 187 

Follett's Swamp 182, 185 

Frame Point 175 

Fremont (PopUn) .222, 287, 288, 298, 377 

Fresh Creek 411,412 

Fryeburg, Me 399 

Gilmanton 37, 132, 204 

289-291, 321 

Goffstown 93, 341 

Gosport 366, 367 

Grantham (New Grantham) 304 

Grassy Swamp 16 

Great Bay 16, 18 

Great Falls 152 

Great HiU 138, 225 

Great Neck 250 

Great River 160, 421, 423, 424, 428 

Green Brook 393 

Greenland 15, 61-63, 145 

149, 175, 177, 178, 205, 206, 312 

325, 396, 413 

Groton, Mass 199 

Halestown (Weare) 165, 336 

Hampstead 77, 237, 298, 299 

338, 339, 341, 346, 381, 438, 439 

Hampton 21, 26, 31, 45 

47, 56, 67, 69, 78, 79, 92, 102 



Hampton, continued. 

103, 106, 136-138, 201, 203, 204 
251, 258-260, 310, 311, 440, 441 

Hampton Falls 14, 15, 109 

110, 133, 138-140, 169, 197, 223 
224, 226, 243-245, 292, 337, 441 

Hardwick, Mass 38 

Hardwick, Vt 304 

Hartford, Vt 304 

HaverhiU 304 

HaverhiU, Mass 162, 357, 360, 406 

Hawke (Danville) 36, 81, 221 

222, 228, 290, 344 

Hillsborough 148 

Hilton's Creek 435 

HQton's Grant 17, 18, 437 

Hog Hill 138 

HoUis 1, 147, 172, 198-200, 364 

Hook 184, 214 

Hornswoods 16, 187, 188 

Hudson 216 

(Nottingham West) . . . 198, 216, 330 

Islington 193 

Jaffrey 364 

(Middle Monadnock) 32 

(Monadnock No. 2) 364 

Keene 433,434 

Kensington 15, 41, 59, 61 

93, 107-109, 115, 197, 201, 223 

224, 240, 245, 291, 335-337, 375 

416, 434, 435 

Kingston 5, 6, 31, 42, 46, 77, 83 

87, 107, 122, 123, 132-134, 164 

171, 172, 174, 217, 228, 229, 231 

233, 290, 321, 349-353, 370-375 

377, 392-395, 407-409 

Lampereel River. . 182, 186, 187, 213-215 

Lamprey River 16, 17 

Lancaster 304 

Lancaster, Mass 433 

Lanchester River 199 



INDEX 



447 



Lee 17, 19, 215, 325 

Leicester, Mass 37, 38 

Lemington, Vt 304 

Lempster 304 

Litchfield 100, 148, 149, 212, 229 

230, 270, 328, 330, 341 

(Brenton's Farm) 212 

(Naticook) 212 

Little Falls 41 

Little Harbor 177, 178, 307 

Little River 90, 160-162, 182, 185 

187, 188, 226, 227 

London, Eng 302, 303 

Londonderry 6-8, 13, 14, 31, 93 

97, 103-105, 118, 119, 149, 154- 
156, 171, 209, 223, 230, 234, 237 
245, 254, 276, 295, 296, 313, 315 
322-324, 328, 330, 356, 369, 381 
383, 407, 413 

Lubberland 214 

Lyme 348,349 

Lyndeborough 148, 298, 299, 301 

Madbury . .20, 21, 52, 64, 91, 92, 107, 125 
126, 170, 187-189, 193, 364-366 

Manchester (Derryfield) 118, 211 

Manchester, Vt 304 

Merrimack . . . 100, 198, 211, 212. 223, 248 
269, 270, 333-335, 337 

Middle Monadnock (Jaffrey) 32 

Middleton 125 

Middlesex, Vt 304 

MUford 354 

(Mile Slip) 354 

Monadnock No. 1 (Rindge) 364 

Monadnock No. 2 (Jaffrey) 364 

Monson 220 

Narragansett No. 1, Me 409 

Narragansett No. 6, Mass 1 

Nashua 198 

(Dunstable) 101, 102, 198-200 

211,220 

Naticook (Litchfield) 212 

New Boston 147, 148, 382 



New Breton (Andover) 451 

New Durham 18, 170, 176, 186, 379 

New Grantham (Grantham) 304 

New Ipswich .115, 122, 147, 153, 354, 364 

New London, Conn 211 

New Stamford, Vt 304 

Newbury, Mass 131, 342, 389, 441 

Newcastle 95, 191, 221, 232, 275 

Newmgton 9, 90, 91, 95, 96, 127, 238 

239, 305, 306, 339 

Newmarket 2, 17, 18, 107, 114, 186 

188, 213, 240, 268, 269, 340, 362 
379, 387, 389-391, 395, 435, 437 

Newton 134, 166, 167 

North Hampton . . .5, 25, 26, 44, 249-252 
308,311,312,322 

(North Hill) 284 

North River 18 

Northwood 193 

Norway Plain 30 

Nottmgham 5, 22, 37, 42, 76 

111-113, 131, 184, 186-189, 198 

241, 270, 316, 351, 352, 372, 380 

391,435,436 

Nottingham West (Hudson) 198 

216, 330 

Oyster River 183, 187 

Peacham, Vt 304 

Pearson's Cove 244 

Pelham 56, 57, 59, 167, 209, 210, 217 

220, 237, 238, 267, 341, 439 

Pembroke 80 

Perkins's River 224 

Perrystown (Sutton) 175, 419 

Peterborough 156, 157, 346, 347 

Piermont 291,304 

Piscasset 259 

Piscassick River 259, 378, 390, 391 

435, 437, 438 

Piscataqua River 177, 343 

Plaistow 54, 55, 87, 123, 124, 158 

345, 346, 417, 418, 439 
Pocock, Vt 304 



448 



INDEX 



Poortown 188 

Poplin (Fremont) .222, 287, 288, 298, 377 

Portsmouth .... 1, 8, 10, 11, 19-22, 37-39 

42, 56, 62, 65, 66, 70, 73, 74, 88, 89 

94, 95, 97-99, 107, 110, 119, 121 

127-132, 144-146, 149-151, 174- 

178, 181, 189, 191-194, 208, 211 

217, 220, 221, 232, 237, 238, 246 

247, 266, 278, 279, 301, 302, 307 

309, 325, 342-344, 348, 354-356 

360-362, 364, 366, 368, 384, 401 

405, 406, 432, 440-442 

Pownal, Vt 304 

Raymond 83-86, 92, 143, 232, 233 

298, 377, 400, 401 

Rindge (Monadnock No. 1) 364 

Rochester. .4, 19, 28, 29, 33, 34, 52, 53, 90 
110, 111, 125, 144, 174, 218, 238 
239, 273, 275, 379, 386, 416, 417 

Rowley, Mass 163, 406 

Rumford (Concord) 35 

Rupert, Vt 304 

Rye 21, 43-45, 60, 61, 77, 106 

325, 370, 401, 402 
Ryegate, Vt 304 

Saco River 409 

St. Albans, Vt 304 

Salem 25, 220, 233, 234 

236, 237, 252-254, 267, 312, 313 
315, 356, 357, 398, 400 

Salisbury, Mass 132, 133, 197, 289 

291, 318-321 

Sanbornton 143 

Sandown 180, 338, 394 

Sandy Beach Pond 44, 45 

Sawmill River 124 

Seabrook 353 

Smart's Creek 186, 436 



Somersworth 4, 86, 88, 95, 100, 101 

151, 152, 173, 174, 210 211, 275 
297,304,305,411-413 

Souhegan River 334 

South Hampton ... .35, 36, 132, 163-166 

172, 198, 241, 289, 291, 292, 317 

320, 332, 333, 375, 414, 416 

Spruce Swamp 187 

Squamanagonic Falls 29 

Starkstown (Dunbarton) 118, 159 

Steep Banks 60 

Stockbridge, Vt 304 

Stratham 27, 39, 77, 78, 80 

140, 141, 203, 205, 257, 260, 261 

275, 280, 282, 285, 286, 293, 294 

331, 332, 377, 432 

Suncook River 310, 311 

Sutton (Perrystown) 175, 419 

Tewksbury, Mass 439 



Unity. 



.372 



Wadleigh's Falls 17, 269 

Wadleigh's Island 241 

Wadleigh's Road 17, 18 

Warren 165,291 

Waterbury, Vt 304 

Weare (Halestown) 165, 336 

Wells, Me 110,111 

Wheelwright's Pond 182, 185 

Wibird's Hill 129 

WUton 248, 249, 298-300, 432, 433 

Windham 245, 253, 313, 315, 326 

328, 329, 380-383 

Windsor, Vt 304 

Woodbury, Vt 304 

Woodstock, Vt 304 

Worcester, Vt 304 



INDEX OF PERSONS 



Abbott, Alley 404 

Ann (m. Lewis) 74 

Benjamin 147 

Elizabeth (m. Tucker) 74 

Ephraim 404 

Hannah 404 

Hannah (Hoyt) 404 

Jean 404 

John 73,74,366,367 

Joseph 73 

Joshua 404 

Lucy (m. Loud) 74 

Lydia (m. Clark) 73 

Margaret (m. Hall) 74 

Adams, Abigail (Pickering) 305 

Benjamin 115, 127, 153, 306 

Ebenezer 127 

Ehzabeth 238 

Ephraim 122, 153 

James 223, 296 

James, Jr 97 

Joanna (Oilman) 339 

John 185 

Jonathan 369 

Joseph 339 

Lois 127 

Mary (Montgomery) 296 

Nathaniel 348, 364, 406 

Rebecca (Hall) 388-392 

Samuel 389 

Sarah 369 

Stephen 115 

William 97 

Aiken, Daniel 155 

John 154, 405, 406 

Akerman, Mary (Odiorne) 307 

Simeon 442 

Alcock, Joseph 10 

Alexander, Mary 209 



Alexander, continued. 

Robert 209 

Allen, Bridget (Knight) 238 

Ehzabeth (Philbrook) 396, 398 

John 357 

Sarah (m. Drew) 91, 92 

William 91,92,275 

Allison, Samuel 8, 296, 328, 330 

Almary, George 129 

Ames, Ann (Marston) 436 

Anderson, John 154, 384 

Annis, 329 

Applebee, Joseph 185 

Appleton, Isaac 115, 153 

Apthorp, Henry 220 

Armour, Gain 328-330 

Armstrong, John 380, 382 

Atkins, Hannah 131 

Atkinson, Joseph 183 

Theodore 131, 132, 194, 195, 302 

Theodore, Jr 42,132 

Wilham K 193 

Austin, Daniel 177 

Mary 177 

Samuel 151, 297 

Stephen 297 

Ayer, John 162 

Ayers, Deborah 98 

Ehzabeth 63 

Hannah (m. Neal) 62 

John 62, 63, 97, 98 

John, Jr 97,98 

Mary 62, 63 

Mehitabel (m. Beck) 62 

Olive (m. Johnson) 62 

Pelatiah 62, 63 

Priscilla 63 

Ruth 63 

Ruth (m. RoUins) 62 



450 



INDEX 



Ayers, continv£d. 

Samuel 62, 63, 357, 360, 398 

Thomas 61-63 

Babb, Peter 384 

Philip, Jr 63 

Babson, Philip 341 

Badger, Moses 123 

Bagley, David 167 

Baker, Benjamin 289, 290 

Charles 275 

Otis 19 

Samuel 392, 437, 438 

Baldwin, John 209 

Barber, Nathan 259 

Barker, Benjamin 168, 210 

Martha 142 

Barley, Andrew 380 

Barlow, Abigail (Putnam) 300 

Richard 300 

Barnes, Mary 175 

Thomas 335 

Barnett, Ann 104, 105 

John 32, 105 

John, Jr 104, 105 

Moses 209 

Barr, Samuel 93, 97, 171, 230 

245, 296, 328, 330, 370 

Barrett, Nancy 130 

Barron, Moses 270 

Bartlett, Abigail 167 

Elizabeth 166, 167 

Gershom 166, 167 

Gideon 135 

Gideon, Jr 135, 206 

Israel 389 

John 181 

Jonathan 167 

Joseph 135 

Josiah 6,42,46,82 

229, 233, 339, 350, 351, 353 

Love (Hall) 388, 389, 391, 392 

Nathaniel, Jr 226 

Bass, Joseph 132, 267 

Batchelder, (m. Dow) 60 



Batchelder, continued. 

■ — (m. Lane) 60 

(m. Sanborn) 60 

(m. Shaw) 60 

(m. Sherburne) 60 

Abigail 60 

Benjamin 60, 69 

Comfort (Dow) 336 

Ebenezer 217,350 

Elisha 221 

Elizabeth 59-61 

Ehzabeth (m. Locke) 61 

Francis 373 

Henry 250 

Huldah 117 

Jeremiah 115, 116, 118, 375 

John 60, 61 

Jonathan 316 

Joseph 372 

Josiah 409 

Margaret (Bean) 371 

Mary 117 

Nathan 59, 61 

349, 371, 372 

Nathaniel 44,61,217 

350, 351, 353, 373 

Phineas 373, 375 

Reuben 222 

Stephen 117 

Theodate 221 

Theodate (m. Sanborn) 116 

Thomas 108 

Batson, Stephen 191, 364 

Baxter, Benjamin 337 

Bean, Curtis 92 

Daniel 6 

Folsom 6 

Hannah 92, 370, 373, 374 

James 189-191 

229, 233, 282, 419 

Jeremiah 190, 420, 426 

John 240 

Jonathan 6, 122,123 

Joseph 5, 6, 92, 370-375 

Joseph, Jr 122 



INDEX 



451 



Bean, continued. 

Joshua 288 

Margaret (m. Batchelder) 371 

Mary (m. Eastman) 5 

Miriam 5, 6 

Miriam (m. French) 371, 372 

Nathaniel 6 

Peter 370-373 

Samuel 35 

Sarah 371 

Beck, Caleb 73, 121 

Joanna (Hart) 355 

John 19, 440 

Mehitabel (Ayers) 62 

Samuel 355 

Thomas, Jr 401 

Bedel, Elizabeth 135 

Beede, Daniel 113, 174 

287, 288, 298 

Belknap, Nathaniel 358, 359 

Bell, John 105, 155, 156 

205, 280, 370 

Bellamy, John 206, 207 

Bennett, Ehzabeth (Wilder) 434 

Jacob 434 

John 214,269 

John, Jr 269 

Bennick, Benjamin 114 

Berry, James 18 

Jeremiah 21, 44, 45, 77 

Betton, James 105, 253 

254, 313, 315, 381 

Bickeford, Andrew 75 

Benjamin 74, 76 

Charles 125 

Deborah 74, 76 

Dependence 91 

Elizabeth (m. Young) 125 

Hannah 76 

Joanna 125 

John 54,76, 125 

Jonathan 54 

Joseph 126 

Rebecca (m. Cook) 125 

Samuel 75, 76, 125 



Bickeford, continued. 

Sarah (m. Blake) 125 

Sarah (m. Clark) 76 

Solomon 76 

Temperance (m. Young) 125 

Thomas 125, 126, 187 

Bixby, Thomas 384 

Blair, Alexander 223 

Blaisdell, Jonathan 172 

Blake, Abigail (Philbrick) 143 

Joseph 143, 144 

Nathan 434 

Philemon 435 

Sarah (Bickford) 125 

Blanchard, Deliverance 354 

Jonathan 211 

Jotham 146 

Nathaniel 354 

Blodgett, Joshua 270 

Blood, James 199 

Sarah 199 

Simeon 198-200 

Blunt, Priscilla (WUson) 263, 265 

Bly, John 198 

Boardman, Benjamin 264-266 

Bodenton, Thomas 99 

Bond, John 339 

Thomas 383 

Borland, Francis 211 

Francis L 211,212 

Jane 211,212 

Jane (m. Winthrop) 211, 212 

John 211,212 

Bowden, Daniel 208 

Huldah 206,207 

John 206-208 

Michael 208 

Bowles, Benjamin 238 

Boyd, George 127, 361, 362 

Joseph 361 

Robert 209 

WiUiam 177 

Boyes, 155 

Janet 8 

Margaret 8 



452 



INDEX 



Boyes, continued. 

Robert 8 

Boynton, Elizabeth (Rand) 47 

Nathan 406 

Richard 374 

Brackett, Abigail (m. Harford) 268 

Ehzabeth (m. Mason) 268 

Ichabod 268,269 

James 15 

John 268 

Joshua 11,18,192 

268, 269, 342, 356 

Keziah 268 

Love 370 

Mary (m. Chapman) 268 

Samuel 268, 269, 370 

Bradbury, William 321 

Bradford, John 313 

Brewster, Jane (Gove) 243 

Joseph 89,360,361 

Joseph, Jr 89 

Phoebe 361 

Sarah (Knight) 238, 239 

Briard, Elizabeth (Hart) 355 

Samuel 355, 356 

Brickett, Andrew 302 

James 162 

Brooks, Samuel 256, 261, 420, 426 

Brown, Abba 197 

Abiah (m. Dow) 137 

Abigail (MorriU) 353 

Arthur 131 

Benjamin 41, 223, 224, 353, 416 

Elijah 109 

Ehsha 138, 139, 226 

Ehzabeth (Glidden) 41 

Ezekiel 113, 144,377 

Isaac 353 

John 9, 153, 222, 224, 225, 433 

Jonathan, Jr 243 

Joseph 21, 43, 138, 223-225 

Mary 153 

Mehitabel 223 

Nathan 69 

Peter 153 



Brown, continued. 

Rachel (m. Shaw) 137 

Sarah 153 

Stephen 109 

Susanna 153 

Sybil 153 

Thomas 136-139, 223-225 

WUliam 19 

Zachariah 137 

Bryant, Andrew 158, 159 

David 159 

Edmund 153 

Elizabeth 158, 159 

Matthew 158 

William 158 

Bryent, Walter 15, 17, 107, 114 

269, 362, 380, 389, 396 
Walter, Jr 25,363 

Bunker, Joseph 50 

Patience (m. Twombly) 50 

Burleigh, Abial (Sanborn) 2, 3 

Deborah 388, 389 

Jacob 2, 4 

James 18 

John 389 

John, Jr 388,389,391 

Joseph 2 

Josiah 396 

Mercy (Norris) 112 

Sarah (Hall) 388,389 

Sarah (m. HiU) 388, 389 

Burnham, Jeremiah 19 

Jonathan 15 

Joshua 271 

Nathaniel 144 

Robert 186, 187 

Burns, George 198, 216 

Burpee, Nathaniel 55 

Burton, Jonathan 299, 300 

Butler, Caleb 168 

Edward 89 

John 267 

Joseph 59,237 

Samuel 168 

Stephen 317 



INDEX 



453 



Butterfield, Ephraim 248, 249 

Joseph 299-301, 433 

WiUiam 14 

Buzzell, Abigail 64 

Dorcas 64 

Henry 63-65 

Jean 64 

Judith 64,65 

Margaret 64 

Mary 64 

Nathaniel 64 

Paul 64 

Thomas 64, 65 

William 91 

Cabot, William 176-179 

Caldwell, Agnes (m. Stinson) 230 

Alexander 229-231, 272, 273 

James 230,330 

Margaret 229,230 

Mary (m. Christie) 230 

Thomas 230 

William 230 

Calfe, William 6 

Calley, William, Jr 205 

Campbell, James, Jr 105 

Samuel 381,383 

Canney, John 4, 77 

Capron, Thomas 89 

Carleton, Ebenezer 301 

Jonathan 124 

Rachel (Putnam) 301 

Timothy 301 

Carr, Dorothy (m. Mirick) 319 

Ehzabeth 318 

Ehzabeth (m. Colby) 318, 319 

James 318,319,321 

John 318,319 

Judith (m. Hoyt) 318, 319 

Mary (m. Straw) 318, 319 

Moses 86, 88, 89, 152, 210 

211,305,413 

Rebecca (m. Ordway) 318, 319 

Richard 318,319 

Sarah (m. French) 318, 319 



Carr, continued. 

Sarah (m. Ordway) . . . .317, 319, 320 

Carson, John 147-149 

Margaret 148, 149 

Sarah 148, 149 

Simon 148, 149 

William 148 

Carter, Benjamin G 37 

Deborah 38,39 

Deborah (Knight) 39 

Henry 39,239 

James 434 

John 238 

Caswell, Richard 50 

Cate, Deborah (Philbrook) 397 

Edward 66 

Eleazer 149 

Ehzabeth 396, 397 

Mary (Rollins) 283 

Sarah 398 

William, Jr 149 

Chadbourne, Benjamin 171 

Phoebe (Hobbs) 412 

Sarah (Pray) 278 

Thomas 88 

Chamberlain, John 248 

Rachel 248 

Champney, Ebenezer 328 

Richard 440 

Chandler, Joseph 5, 31, 106 

Chapman, Mary (Brackett) 268 

Chase, Charles 47 

Daniel 244 

Jane (Wingate) 26 

John, Jr 15 

Josiah 248, 286 

Moses 248, 349 

William 281 

William, Jr 432 

Cheney, Abigail 418 

Daniel 418,419 

Dustin 55,418,419 

Hannah 417,418 

James 418 

John 419 



454 



INDEX 



Cheney, continued. 

Nathaniel 419 

Ruth 418 

Sarah 418 

Susanna 418 

Thomas 417-419 

Chesley, Comfort 170 

Comfort (Smith) 17 

Ebenezer 170 

Jonathan 169-171, 176 

Joseph 17, 188 

Lemuel 183 

Lydia 170 

Mary 170 

Reuben 126 

Samuel 170 

Thomas 183, 185, 188, 189, 255 

Cheswell, Wentworth 392, 437 

Christie, Ehzabeth (m. Morrow). 326-328 

Elizabeth (m. Smiley) 328, 329 

Jane 8 

John 245, 326, 328, 329 

Mary 8,326 

Mary (Caldwell) 230 

Moses 326-330 

Thomas 8 

Chm-ch, John 414 

ChurchiU, 18 

CUley, Aaron 229 

Benjamin 228,229 

John 228, 229 

Joseph, Jr 380 

Judith 228 

Moses 229 

Claggett, Wyseman 42, 106, 145, 192 

Clark, 435 

Ann (Todd) 156,157 

Caleb 437 

Daniel 264, 282, 285, 287 

294, 332, 362 

Ehzabeth 34 

Enoch 111,112,398 

Henry 160 

Ichabod 73, 74, 367, 368 

John 277 



Clark, continued. 

Jonathan 177 

Joseph 18 

Josiah 34, 325 

Lydia (Abbott) 73 

Remembrance 366 

Sarah (Bickford) 76 

Sarah (Nute) 34 

Satchell 275 

Thomas 198 

Clarkson, Andrew 72, 208 

James 74, 208 

James, Jr 74 

Lydia 208 

Clement, Benjamin 159 

David 210 

Ehzabeth (Little) 345 

Moses 440 

WiUiam 440 

Chfiford, David 42, 174, 190 

Ebenezer 337 

Elizabeth (Smith) 190 

Richard 378,408,409 

Samuel 243,337 

Simon 337 

Clough, Abner 35, 36 

Benjamin 164, 333 

John 222 

Jonathan 76 

Olive (Graves) 164, 166 

Theophilus 351 

William 316 

Zaccheus 105, 222 

Clyde, John 380, 381, 383 

Joseph 380 

Coburn, Nathan 439, 440 

Peter 440 

Silas 439,440 

Zachariah 439 

Cochran, David 296 

George 156 

Janet 296 

John 148, 155, 270 

Mary 296 

Peter 155 



INDEX 



455 



Cock, Richard 302 

Coffin, 131 

Moses 2 

Peter 308 

Colbath, Benjamin 306 

Joseph 239 

Colburn, Mary 216 

Robert 406 

Thomas 216 

Colby, Benaiah 405, 406 

Elizabeth (Carr) 318, 319 

Loot 318 

Orlando 405 

Colcord, Ebenezer 297, 298 

Edward 435,437,438 

Gideon 390,391 

Hannah 297 

Jonathan, 3d 390, 391 

Coleman, Hannah 38 

Collier, John 2,5,56 

Collins, Benjamin 319 

Ebenezer 373 

Elizabeth 381,382 

Hannah (Dow) 109 

John 380-382 

John, Jr 381,382 

Jonathan 181, 374 

Joseph 135 

Margaret 382 

Mary 382 

Richard 166, 319 

Samuel 100 

Colves, Lydia 89 

Connor, Benjamin 226 

Jonathan 401 

Mary (Norris) 113 

Samuel 113 

Cook, Daniel 43 

John 43 

John W 440 

Rebecca 43 

Rebecca (Bickford) 125 

Richard 43 

Coombs, John 198, 335 

Copp, Mary 357 



Corning, 254 

Cotton, Elizabeth 149 

Samuel 149 

Coues, Peter 195 

Cowen, Mark 253, 254 

Craige, David 328 

Cram, Elizabeth (Pulsifer) 316, 317 

John 298,401 

Jonathan 60 

Joseph 285, 287 

Mary (GUdden) 41 

Nathan 224 

Creighton, Dorothy (Leavitt) 12 

Crockett, Wilham 2 

Crommett, Ebenezer 214, 215 

James 214,215 

John 212,213 

Joshua 214,215 

Sobriety 212,213 

Cromwell, EUphalet 412 

Crosby, Joel 354 

Crown, Ann 364 

John 364 

Cummings, Elizabeth (m. Evans) . . . 365 

Helen 42 

James 302,303 

Jonathan 100, 211, 212, 335 

Jonathan, Jr 335 

Martha (m. Flood) 365 

Moses 365 

Samuel 198 

Samuel, Jr 1 

Wilham 199 

Cunningham, Samuel 157 

William 7 

Currier, Abigail (m. Fitts) 338 

Captain 83-85 

Dorothy 332, 338, 339 

Elizabeth 106 

Ephraim 106 

Ezekiel 338,339 

Ezra 354 

Hannah 338 

Hannah (m. Page) 338 

Isaac 106 



456 



INDEX 



Currier, continued. 

Jacob 338,339 

John . . . .234, 235, 237, 356, 357, 360 

Jonathan 172 

Miriam (m. Elliott) 333 

Phoebe 332,333 

Reuben 332,333 

Richard 135 

Samuel 338,339 

Sargent 351 

Gushing, Caleb 321 

Cutler, Jonas 199 

Cutt or Cutts, Charles 177, 179 

John 441 

Lydia 130 

Samuel 146, 147, 356 

Cutter, Ammi R 66, 221, 356 

Dalling, Elizabeth (Fernald) 10, 11 

Thomas 10 

Dam, Benjamin 34 

Jonathan 417 

Martha (Nute) 34 

Sarah 364,366 

Danforth, William 154 

Daniel, Ehphalet 151, 325 

WiUiam 403 

Daniels, Eliphalet 432 

Pelatiah 292 

DarUng, John 228 

Darrah, Arthur 231, 329 

Davidson, 154, 155 

Davis, Abel 197, 198, 292 

Asa 330 

Daniel 187 

Deliverance 151 

Edmund 66 

Ephraim 183, 184 

James 125, 182, 185, 188 

Moses 2,4,19,113,151 

Dean, John 420 

Katharine (Odiorne) 307, 308 

Thomas 307, 308 

WardC 41 

Dearborn, 224 



Dearborn, continued. 

Abraham 325 

Anna 308, 309 

Anna (m. Hannaford) 309 

Benjamin 309, 311 

Edward 292,416 

John S 173, 323, 324 

Joseph 308,312 

Levi 26, 47, 252, 309, 311 

Mary (Libby) 44 

Nathan 416 

Reuben 44, 45 

Reuben G 309-312 

Ruth 309 

Sarah 309 

Simeon 309-312 

Simon 377 

Demeritt, Ebenezer 21, 64, 92, 126 

188, 366 

EU 366 

Eli, Jr 65,366 

Job 366 

Job, Jr 65 

Dennett, John 22, 126 

William 177, 178 

Dickey, Adam 171 

Matthew 171 

Dimond, Dorothy 36 

Ezekiel 35 

Francis 334,337 

Hannah 36 

Isaac 2,4,36 

Israel 35,36 

Judith (m. French) 36 

Miriam (m. Tewksbury) 36 

Reuben 35, 36 

Dinsmoor, John 253, 254 

Doak, Jane (Pray) 279 

William 279 

Dodge, John 231 

Doe, Abigail 378, 380 

Bradstreet 379, 380 

Deborah (Wiggin) 27 

Elizabeth (m. Stoodley) 150 

John 379 



INDEX 



457 



Doe, continued. 

Jonathan 379 

Lemuel 379,380 

Mary (m. Stevens) 150 

Mary (m. Swett) 150 

Nathaniel 150 

Nicholas 380 

Samuel 379, 380 

Sarah (m. Frost) 150 

Zebulon 150, 379 

Dole, Stephen 346 

Dolloff, Abner 136 

Dow, (Batchelder) 60 

Abiah (Brown) 137 

Abigail (m. Rowe) 336 

Comfort (m. Batchelder) 336 

Daniel 26 

Ehzabeth 335 

Esther 335,336 

Ezekiel 335,337 

Hannah (m. Collins) 109 

Huldah (m. Green) 109 

Jabez 336, 337 

Jeremiah 137, 220, 357 

John 108, 109 

Lucy (m. Weare) 336 

Lydia (Kimball) 220 

Mary 335 

Miriam (French) 415, 416 

Moses 108 

Nathan 335-337 

Patience 108, 336 

Paul 108 

Samuel 69 

Simon 103 

Winthrop 197, 198 

Downing, John 239 

Jonathan 97, 127 

Josiah 97 

Downs, Susanna 247 

Drake, Nathaniel 309 

Simon 143 

Drew, Dennis 70 

EUas 92 

Francis 18 



Drew, continued. 

Joseph 185 

Sarah (Allen) 91,92 

Thomas 92 

Duda, Nicholas 188, 325 

Zebulon 437 

Dudley, John 162, 233, 298, 401 

Samuel 190, 362, 363 

Duncan, Abraham 370 

Ann 104, 105 

Ehzabeth (Holmes) 154 

George, Jr 104, 105 

Jane (m. Wiear) 105 

Jean 103, 104 

John 104, 105 

Rachel 104, 105 

Rosanna 104, 105 

William 103-105 

Dunlap, James 383 

Durgin, Francis 16, 18 

Jonathan 255 

Trueworthy 213, 216 

Trueworthy, Jr 17 

Dustin, Abiah 356, 359 

Abigail 234 

Amos 358, 359 

Caleb 234, 237, 356, 359, 400 

David 235-237 

Ebenezer 358-360 

Mary 358, 359 

Moses 356, 357 

Obadiah 233-237, 357, 359 

Ruth 233,234 

Simeon 235-237 

Stephen 357-359 

Thomas 235,236 

356, 357, 360 

Dutton, Elijah 122 

Elizabeth 122 

John 122 

Dwyer, Ehzabeth (Smith) 184 

James 184, 189 

Dyer, William 389 

Eames, Jonathan 167 



458 



INDEX 



Eastman, Anna 399 

Caleb 400 

Ebenezer 205, 399, 400 

Edward 172 

Elizabeth (m. Weare) 394 

Jeremiah 5 

Joseph 354,392-395 

Judith 171, 172 

Mary 205 

Mary (Bean) 5 

Mary (m. Smith) 394 

Mehitabel 398,400 

Obadiah 171, 234, 398-400 

Patience 393 

Patience (m. Gale) 394 

Samuel 210,245 

Sarah 205 

Shuah 393,394 

Simeon 399 

Eaton, 38 

Efford, Mary (Hart) 355 

Elkins, Abigail (French) 46, 81 

Abigail (m. Sanborn) 81, 82 

Ephraim 222 

Jeremiah 113 

Joseph 81,82 

Mary 82 

Obadiah 46,81,82 

Peter 81,82 

Rachel 82 

Sarah (m. Sanborn) 81, 82 

Thomas 222 

Elliott, Francis 187 

Miriam (CmTier) 333 

Thomas 333 

WiUiam 267,341 

Ellis, Sarah (Kelsey) 23, 24 

EUsworth, Thomas 406 

Emerson, Daniel 55 

David 54, 55 

Hannah 55 

Hannah (m. Greenough) 55 

John 292 

Joseph 182, 185 

Mary 55 



Emerson, continued. 

Philip 54 

Samuel 93,172,173 

322, 324, 405, 406 

Sarah (m. Kimball) 54 

Solomon 126 

Timothy 171 

Waldo 110,111 

Emery, Amos 153 

Noah ... .92, 106, 110. Ill, 120, 126 

127, 144, 151, 190, 191 

206, 207, 256, 341 

Richard 151, 344 

Estabrook, Abraham 354 

Estes, Elijah 163, 386 

Joseph 384, 387 

Mary 384 

Mary (m. Varney) 385, 386 

Etheridge, Nathaniel 232 

Evans, Bridget ( Wiggin) 27 

Elizabeth (Cummings) 365 

John 302, 365 

Ewins, James 104, 154 

Fabyan, John 306 

Samuel 306 

Fellows, Abner 181 

Joseph 35 

Ferguson, Henry 158 

John 209,267 

Fernald, Dorothy 9 

Elizabeth 9 

Elizabeth (m. Dalling) 10, 11 

Humphiey 8-11 

John 9, 10 

Mary 9 

Mary (StockeU) 90 

Mary (m. Hart) 10, 11 

Samuel 9-11 

William 90 

Ferrin, Jonathan 167 

Fields, Henry 335 

Fifield, Abigail 205 

Benjamin 203, 421, 423, 427 

Dorothy 204 



INDEX 



459 



Fifield, continued. 

Edward 203, 205, 349, 352 

Elizabeth 203,205 

John 203,352 

Jonathan 110,203 

Joseph 203-205 

Martha 205 

Mary 205 

Mehitabel 204 

Moses 204 

Samuel 420 

Samuel, Jr 46,217 

Stephen 204 

Fisher, Ichabod 434 

Fitch, Elizabeth 38 

Fitts, Abigail (Currier) 338 

Flagg, Josiah 86, 173 

Thomas 154 

Flanders, Ezekiel 87 

Moses 354,375 

Fletcher, John 101, 147 

Peter 153 

Robert 211,212 

Flood, Martha (Cummings) 365 

Fogg, Eleanor (Philbrick) 143 

Seth 143 

Folsom, 224 

Deborah (HaU) . . .388, 389, 391, 392 

Ephraim 185 

James, 3d 120 

John 190, 206, 280 

Jonathan 389, 391, 392 

Nathaniel 120, 162, 207 

Nathaniel, Jr 380, 441 

Peter 240 

Footman, 16 

John 17, 18 

Thomas 186 

Forsaith, Josiah 86 

Matthew 83 

Foss, Sarah 25 

WUliam 32,33,218 

Zachariah 362 

Ziba 377 

Foster, Asa 338 



Fowle, Daniel 208 

Robert 208, 247 

Fowler, Philip, Jr 364 

Fox, Benjamin 270, 271 

Betty 271 

Daniel 271 

Edward 188, 271 

Elijah 271 

Hannah 271 

Israel 271 

Mary 270,271 

French, Abigail (m. Elkins) 46, 81 

Andrew 28, 377 

Andrew, Jr 377 

Benjamin 84-86, 291, 292, 377 

Betty (Paige) 290, 291 

David 46 

Gould 2,4 

Jacob 371 

John 46 

Joseph 36, 372 

Joshua 318,319,321 

Judith (Dimond) 36 

Levi 292,414-416 

Mary 82, 83, 85, 86, 414-416 

Miriam (Bean) 371, 372 

Miriam (m. Dow) 415, 416 

Moses 292,414-416 

Nathaniel 414-416 

Offen 333,414-416 

Samuel 414-416 

Sarah 85,86,414-416 

Sarah (Carr) 318,319 

Simon 46,81 

Thomas 163 

Zephaniah 82-85 

Frost, Benjamin 174 

Elizabeth 66,246 

George 16 

Margaret (Smith) 16 

Mary 66,246 

Nathaniel 18 

Samuel 65, 66, 150, 246 

Sarah 65-67,246,247 

Sarah (Doe) 150 



460 



INDEX 



Frye, Joseph 399 

Fuller, Abigail (m. Huse) 180 

Amos 298 

Anna (m. Gove) 180 

Benjamin 180 

Chase 180 

Elizabeth (m. Gooding) 180 

John 181 

Rachel (m. Welch) 180 

Thomas 180, 181 

FuUerton, John 31 

WiUiam 308 

Furber, Anna 90, 91 

Elizabeth 90 

Joshua 90 

Keturah 90 

Moses 90, 91 

Sarah (m. Hight) 90 

Thomas 90, 232 

WiUiam 90,91 

Gage, James 220 

Rebecca (Kimball) 220 

Gale, Abigail (Toppan) 133 

Amos 82 

Daniel 394, 400 

Edward 442 

Jacob 133, 217 

James 133 

Mary 400,401,442 

Patience (Eastman) 394 

Stephen 2 

William 297 

Gambhng, Mary 37, 39 

Gardner, John 384 

Garland, Peter 45 

Samuel 137 

Thomas 412 

Garvin, James 210, 211, 304 

Sarah (Hobbs) 412 

Gerrish, John 193 

Mary 20 

Paul 20,48 

Prudence 192, 193 

Richard 193, 194, 197 



Gibbs, Olive 441 

Robert 441 

Giddings, Ehphalet 383 

John 40,172,401 

Nathaniel 383 

Gilchrist, Alexander 93 

Gillis, Hugh 334 

Thomas 334 

Gilman, Bartholomew 228 

Bradstreet 339 

Daniel 160-162, 436 

Daniel, 4th 41 

Dorothy (Sherburne) 130 

Ezekiel 340 

Hannah 396 

Hannah (m. Marsh) 395 

Israel 436 

Jacob 35,174 

James 79, 257 

Jeremiah 340 

Joanna (m. Adams) 339 

John. 8,40,233 

John W 120 

Jonathan 40, 160, 162 

206, 207, 256, 261 

Joseph 120, 395, 396 

Joseph, Jr 396 

Joseph, 3d 120 

Josiah 240 

Mary 340 

Mary (m. MerriU) 340, 341 

Moses, Jr 383 

Nathaniel 42 

Nehemiah 79, 257, 261 

Nicholas 40,41,120,127 

161-163, 190, 207, 208, 228 
233, 256, 261, 384, 401 

Peter 131 

Samuel 2, 4, 160-162, 264, 395 

Samuel, Jr 208 

Sarah 136, 233, 339-341, 395 

Sarah (Wadleigh) 136 

Theophilus 136, 384 

Trueworthy ... .41, 42, 159-162, 228 
Trueworthy, Jr 159 



INDEX 



461 



Gilmore, Deborah (Smith) 183 

James 183, 189, 253, 254 

326, 328, 330, 381, 382 

John 32, 296 

Glidden, Abigail (m. Rollins) 41 

Ann 40,41 

Ann (m. Underbill) 41 

Benjamin 186 

Elizabeth (m. Brown) 41 

Jeremiah 190 

John 41,160 

Mary (m. Cram) 41 

Nathaniel 40 

Susanna 41 

Goddard, John 176, 179, 193, 197 

Godfrey, Ezekiel 377, 378 

Gooding, Ehzabeth (Fuller) 180 

Hannah (Graves) 166 

James 317 

Jonathan 180 

Goodwin, Alpheus 248 

Ann 128 

Bartholomew 128 

WiUoughby 88 

Gookin, Love (Wingate) 26 

Nathaniel 176-179 

Gordon, Alexander 236, 358, 359 

Benjamin 120 

Daniel 234-237, 357, 360 

Martha 253 

Sarah (Leavitt) 12 

William 254 

Gorrell, John 245 

Goss, Nathaniel 304 

Gould, Ehzabeth (Tibbetts) 144 

Muzzey 144 

Gove, Abigail (m. Morgan) 243 

Anna (Fuller) 180 

David 245 

Ebenezer 180,415 

Jane (m. Brewster) 243 

Jeremiah 243, 245 

John 244, 245 

Jonathan 224 

Joseph 243 



Gove, continued. 

Judith 244 

Nathan 244,245 

Sarah 243 

Sarah (m. Morrill) 244 

Widow 244 

Graham, — — 323 

Grant, Benjamin 349 

Graves, Abigail 165 

David 164-166 

Hannah 164 

Hannah (m. Gooding) 166 

James 163-166, 338 

Lucia 165 

Lydia 165 

Martha 165 

Molly 165 

Olive (m. Clough) 164, 166 

Phineas 164-166, 413 

Samuel 164 

Sarah 163-166 

WiUiam 164, 166 

Greeley, 414 

Andrew 321 

Ezekiel 277 

Insley 197 

Jonathan 83, 108, 222 

Jonathan, Jr 134, 166, 350 

Joseph 83,420,426 

Moses 134, 197 

Nathaniel 433 

Richard 325 

Samuel, Jr 216 

Green, Benjamin 283, 286, 432 

David 107 

Edwaid 15 

Ephraim 205 

Huldah (Dow) 109 

John 169 

Nathan 15 

Greenough, Daniel 55 

Hannah (Emerson) 55 

Temperance 217 

Greenwood, Mary 342 

Thales 20,342,343 



462 



INDEX 



Gregg, Adams 158 

David 382, 383 

Hannah 383 

James 14 

John 383 

Joseph 155 

WiUiam 383 

Griffin, 289, 414 

Ehphalet 248 

Griffith, John 98, 99, 121, 440 

Grindall, Daniel 366, 367 

Mary 366-368 

Samuel 366-368 

Gummer, E 189 

Hackett, Colonel 264 

Haines, 315 

Joshua 63 

WiUiam 310 

Hale, Ehphalet 126 

EUzabeth 126 

Enoch 364 

John 1, 147, 198, 200 

Richard 335 

Samuel 11,39,132 

146, 147, 189, 198, 306 

Samuel, Jr 26,106,107 

237, 256, 299, 381 

Hahburton, George 120 

HaU, 437. 438 

Benjamin 433, 434 

Deborah (m. Folsom) 388, 389 

391, 392 

Edward 391 

Elijah 177 

Ehzabeth 388, 389 

391, 392, 438 

Eunice 387, 389, 390, 392 

Henry 323,324 

John 220 

Joseph 387, 38&-392, 435 

Love (m. Bartlett) 388 

389, 391, 392 

Margaret (Abbott) 74 

Mary (m. Sargent) . . .387, 38&-392 



Hall, continued. 

Rebecca (m. Adams) 388-392 

Samuel 74, 367 

Sarah (m. Burleigh) 388, 389 

Ham, Eleanor (Place) 29 

Ephraim 29 

Jonathan 34 

Moses 151 

Samuel 89 

Sarah (Wingate) 53 

Hamblett, John 59, 209, 237 

Josiah 237, 238 

Sarah 237 

Hannaford, Anna (Dearborn) 309 

Hanscom, Ebenezer 20 

Hanson, Andrew 377, 378 

Daniel 152 

Ephraim. .50, 127, 128, 272, 366, 387 

Jacob 387 

JohnB 22,42 

Joseph 272,273 

Mary 77 

Maul 76,77,278 

Paul 48 

Samuel 377 

Sarah 377,386 

Solomon 43,277,298 

Stephen 43 

WiUiam 272 

WiUiam, Jr 54 

Hardy, 315 

BUey 120,362 

Mehitabel 362 

Nicholas 362 

Harford, AbigaU (Brackett) 268 

Harriman, Abner 123, 124 

Anna (m. Hayes) 124 

Elizabeth (m. Hooper) 123 

Jaasiel 123 

John, Jr 124 

Naomi (m. Pike) 123 

Reuben 124, 298, 299 

Ruth (m. MerriU) 123 

Sarah (m. Kimball) 123 

Harris, WUliam 198 



INDEX 



463 



Hart, Benjamin 193 

Bridget 354-356 

Daniel 355 

Edward 193 

Elizabeth 151 

Elizabeth (m. Briard) 355 

George . . 146, 147, 192, 193, 360-362 

Henry 193 

Honor (Hixon) 192 

Joanna (m. Beck) 355 

John 193, 355 

Joseph 193 

Mary (Fernald) 10,11 

Mary (m. Efiford) 355 

Nathaniel 193 

Oliver 193 

Richard 144, 355, 356 

Richard D 176 

Samuel 354,356 

Thomas 193, 219 

WiUiam 193, 267 

HarveU, John 270 

Harvey, Francis 5 

Harwood, Thomas 101, 102 

Haslett, Matthew 361 

Hatch, Alice (Knight) 238, 239 

Haven, Henry 177 

John 177 

Samuel 178, 221 

Hawkins, John 1 

Hayes, Anna (Harriman) 124 

Benjamin 174 

Haynes, Sarah (Odiome) 146 

Hazeltine, Samuel 405 

Thomas 405 

Heald, Ebenezer 354 

Thomas 354 

Timothy 354 

Timothy, Jr 354 

Healey, Nathaniel 61, 291 

Nathaniel, Jr 61 

Heard, John 163 

Reuben 417 

Heath, Ann 87 

Joseph 87,231 



Heath, continued. 

Sarah 87,231 

Susanna 296 

Henderson, Howard 4 

John 364 

He>'wood, Sarah (Johnson) 58 

Higgins, John 149 

Hight, Elizabeth (Walton) 96 

John 306 

Sarah (Furber) 90 

William 96 

Hildreth, Levi 209, 210 

Mary 209,210 

Hill, Abraham 110 

Benjamin 107 

Betty 192, 193 

David 193, 195, 197 

Jonathan 106, 233 

Mehitabel (Jewett) 140, 141 

Peter 85 

Robert 186, 189, 366 

Samuel 110,111 

Sarah (Burleigh) 388, 389 

Sarah (Jordan) 110 

HUliard, Jonathan 14 

Joseph 375 

Joseph C 15 

Mary 14, 15 

Mary (m. Swett) 14, 15 

Mercy 14, 15 

HQls, Samuel 84 

Hilton, Dudley 435 

Edward, Jr 396 

Josiah 437 

Samuel 268 

Sarah (Marston) 436 

WiUiam 268,435 

Winthrop 389-391, 438 

Hixon, Christian 192 

Honor 192 

Honor (m. Hart) 192 

Joseph 191, 192, 194 

Hoag, Nathan 39, 142, 273, 275 

Hoar, Benjamin 122, 153 

Hobart, Samuel 1, 100, 118, 147 



464 



INDEX 



Hobart, Samuel, continued. 

149, 154, 172, 198-200, 212, 221 
299, 364 

Hobbs, Abigail (m. Stackpole) . .412, 413 

Ebenezer 411,412 

Elizabeth 201, 202, 217 

Hepzibah 202 

James 86, 217, 411-413 

James, Jr 304 

Joanna (m. Smith) 412 

Lydia (m. Prime) 412 

Mary 202 

Mercy (m. Philpot) 412 

Morris 412 

Noah 201,202 

Patience 201,202 

Phoebe (m. Chadbourne) 412 

Samuel 118,202 

Sarah (m. Garvin) 412 

Stephen 201,202 

Susie (m. Twombly) 412 

Hodgdon, Caleb 127 

John 239 

Sarah (Seaver) 37 

Shadrach 278 

Hodgkins, WiUiam 147 

Holland, James 11 

Stephen 118, 119,154 

Holmes, Elizabeth 154 

Elizabeth (m. Duncan) 154 

Nathaniel 154 

Holt, John 248 

Joseph 248, 249, 299-301 

Rhoda 300 

Samuel 248 

Hook, Dyer 82, 221 

Jacob 229 

Hooper, Elizabeth (Harriman) 123 

John 128 

Home, Isaac 32 

Nathaniel 297 

Thomas 151 

Horney, Gilbert 192, 193, 195, 197 

Hannah 107 

Mary 192 



Howard, Amos 273 

Ehzabeth (Watson) 273 

Howe, Moses 32 

Hoyt, Benjamin 403 

Ephraim 402, 403, 405 

Hannah (m. Abbott) 404 

Jonathan 285, 287 

Joseph 295, 432 

Judith (Carr) 318,319 

Lydia (m. Smith) 404 

Mary (m. Richardson) 404 

Micah, Jr 135 

Philip 403-405 

Reuben 403 

Samuel 403-405 

Sarah (m. Smith) 404 

Susanna 402, 404, 405 

Thomas 402-404 

William 403 

Hubbard, John 325 

Leverett 304 

Huckins, Benjamin 94 

Huggins, John 205, 206 

Nathaniel, Jr 205, 206 

Sarah 205,206 

Hughes, Hannah 366, 367 

Hull, Richard 94 

Hunking, Mark 65 

Hunt, Samuel 414 

Zebedee 21 

Hunter, John 97 

Himtress, Catherine 121 

Daniel 121 

Ehzabeth 121 

George 121 

Joshua L 121 

Robert 121 

Sarah 121 

Huse, Abigail (Fuller) 180 

Moses 180 

Hutchins, Samuel 193 

Hutchinson, Solomon 337 

Jackson, Abigail (Laskey) 94 

Elisha 131 



INDEX 



465 



Jackson, continued. 

Hannah 131 

Joseph 384 

Nathaniel 98 

Jacques, Ebenezer 209 

Jaffrey, George 177, 207, 406 

Sarah 130 

Jameson, William 329 

Jaquith, Ebenezer 200 

John 402 

Jeffry, Cyprian 91, 98, 279, 3G7 

Ohve (Pray) 279 

Jenkins, Benjamin 187 

William 186, 187 

Jenness, Abigail (Rand) 47 

Francis 21 

Joseph 44,45,370,401 

Joseph, Jr 45 

Richard 45 

Richard, 3d 21, 61, 63, 105 

106, 252, 325 
Samuel 43, 77, 370, 401 

Jewell, Abigail 135 

David 135, 310 

Dorothy (m. Rowe) 135 

EHzabeth 135 

John 135 

Mary 134, 135 

Samuel, Jr 134, 135 

Sarah 135 

Timothy 135 

Jewett, Andrew 141 

Anna 140, 142 

Hannah 140, 141 

Jacob 141, 142 

James 141 

Jonathan 141, 142 

Joseph 140, 142 

Mary (m. Wiggin) 140, 141 

Mehitabel (m. Hill) 140, 141 

Paul 141 

Phoebe (m. Shute) 140, 141 

Samuel 200 

Johnson, Benjamin 26, 193 

David 57,58 



Jolmson, continued. 

Deborah 396, 397 

Elizabetli 56, 396, 397 

Elizabeth (Philbrook) 397 

Elizabeth (m. Trull) 58 

Ezra 57-59 

Hannah 58 

John 18 

Joseph 426 

Josiah 56-59, 238 

Nathan 206,442 

Olive (Ayers) 62 

Pearn 396,397 

Peter 26 

Sarah (m. Hey wood) 58 

Susanna (m. Shedd) 58 

Thomas 87,231 

William 57, 58 

Zachariah 356 

Johnston, Charles 405 

Jones, Benjamin 331 

Daniel 36 

Harbord (m. Walter) 331 

James 348 

John 94,331,348 

Jonathan 331 

Joseph 36 

Joshua 348 

Kinsley 331,332 

Martha 365 

Mary 331,332 

Mary (m. Tilton) 331 

Moses 36 

Samuel 348 

Stephen 20 

Timothy 2 

Jordan, Samuel 110 

Sarah (m. Hill) 110 

Jose, Eljenczer 72 

Joslin, Abigail (Wilder) 434 

Samuel 434 

Judkins, Job 401 

Leonard 6 

Moses 6, 123 

Widow 6 



466 



INDEX 



Kelly, Daniel, Jr 135 

James 149 

Moses 124 

Kelsey, James 22-24, 42 

Jane (m. McCrillis) 24 

John 22-24, 42 

Mary (m. Morrison) 23, 24 

Moses 22,24,42 

Robert 22-24 

Sarah (m. EUis) 23,24 

William 23 

Kelso, Agnes 7 

Alexander 7 

Ann 7, 8 

Elizabeth 7 

Janet (m. Kennedy) 7 

John 7, 8 

Jonathan 7, 8 

Margaret (m. Taylor) 7 

William 6-8 

Kendall, Nathan 100, 149 

Kennedy, Janet (Kelso) 7 

Thomas 7 

Kenniston, Francis 380 

Job 228 

Sarah 228,229 

Kent, Alice (Little) 346 

Kidder, Reuben 153, 364 

Sampson 277 

Kielle, James Ill, 301 

Moses 301 

Kimball, Abraham 35 

Aquila 220 

Ebenezer 318,319 

Elizabeth 318 

Elizabeth (Wilson) 264 

Isaac 219,220 

Jonathan 159, 220 

Joseph 118 

Joseph, Jr 220 

Lydia (m. Dow) 220 

Porter 287 

Rebecca (m. Gage) 220 

Samuel 418 

Sarah (Emerson) 54 



Kimball, continued. 

Sarah (Harriman) 123 

Stephen 263 

Kincaid, John 326, 327, 330 

Samuel 330 

King, Benjamin 122 

George 9 

Kinnicum, John 248 

Knight, Alice (m. Hatch) 238, 239 

Bridget (m. Allen) 238 

Deborah 37-39 

Deborah (m. Carter) 39 

Elizabeth 239 

Ehzabeth (m. Salter) 238 

George 37,38,238 

John 38,238,239 

Mary 38, 39 

Nicholas 238,239 

Sarah (m. Brewster) 238, 239 

Temple 37,239 

WiUiam 11, 20, 37, 39, 67, 99 

107, 128, 145, 181, 208, 209 
211,239 

Knowles, James 174 

Jeremiah 137 

John 84 

Knowlton, John 276 

Thomas 168 

Knox, Sarah 296 

Ladd, Daniel 190 

Jeremiah 181 

Simeon 304 

Timothy 234, 400 

Lamont, NeU 237 

Lamos, Nathaniel 187 

Lamson, Benjamin 304 

Lane, (Batchelder) 60 

Betty (Perkins) 68, 69 

Isaiah 68 

John 380 

Joshua 80 

Josiah 68 

Samuel 80, 281, 282, 285, 295 

Samuel, Jr 80 



INDEX 



467 



Lane, continued. 

Sarah (Perkins) 68,69 

Sarah (Roby) 250 

Thomas 302 

William 251 

Lang, Beckford 45 

Benjamin 44 

Langdon, Ann (Sherburne) 129, 130 

Henry S 177, 179, 193 

John 178, 344 

Keziah 343 

Mark 89, 343, 344, 368, 442 

Mary 344 

Samuel 176,218,280 

William 343,344 

Langley, Samuel 187 

Laskey, Abigail 94 

Abigail (m. Jackson) 94 

Anna 94 

Joanna (m. Tibbetts) 94 

John 94 

Sarah (m. Priest) 94 

WUliam 94 

Lawrence, David 31, 189, 191 

Joseph 284 

Miriam 432 

TUton 432 

Leach, Elizabeth 325 

William 93 

Leathers, Edward, Jr 278 

Leavitt, Benjamin 139, 140 

Dorothy (m. Creighton) 12 

James 257, 259, 289-291 

421, 429, 430 

John 11-13 

Joseph 39 

Mary (Rand) 47 

Mary (m. Moody) 12, 13 

Moses 12, 13 

Nehemiah 12, 13 

Sarah (m. Gordon) 12 

Leighton, David 29 

John 29,30 

Jonathan 30 

Thomas 29,30 



Lewis, Ann (Abbott) 74 

David 148 

Ebenezer 20 

Elizabeth 20 

John 74,121 

Lydia 20 

Mary 20 

Mehitabel 20 

William 19 

Libby, Abraham 43-45 

Benjamin 44 

Isaac 174 

Jacob 44 

James 278 

Jeremiah 177, 179, 193, 197 

John 304 

Joseph 43-45 

Lydia (Runnells) 278 

Mary 43 

Mary (m. Dearborn) 44 

Lincoln, Jacob 88 

Rachel (m. Nowell) 88 

Little, Alice (m. Kent) 346 

Benjamin, Jr 346, 439 

Bond 345 

Elizabeth (m. Clement) 345 

Mary 346 

Samuel 124 

Samuel, Jr 55 

Thomas 345,346 

Livermore, Jane 356 

Matthew 70, 342 

Samuel 328, 356, 381, 383, 413 

Locke, Elizabeth (Batchelder) 61 

Ephraim 325 

Francis 43, 61 

Jeremiah 61, 401 

Jonathan 103 

William 361 

Long, Ebenezer 46, 123 

Pierse 119 

WiUiam 204 

Lord, Samuel, 3d 88 

Thomas 226,227 

William 19, 187 



468 



INDEX 



Loud, Lucy (Abbott) 74 

Solomon 74 

Lougee, Moses 341 

Lovering, Anna 120 

Benjamin 120 

Ebenezer 353 

Jane 119,120 

John 119,120 

Jonathan 120 

Joseph 120 

Nathaniel 120 

Richard 120 

Ruhamah 120 

Lovewell, Bridget 101 

Jonathan 101, 102, 198 

211,216,240,334,364 

Nehemiah 198 

Zaccheus 101 

Lund, Phineas 101 

Lutwyche, Edward G 100 

Lyford, Elizabeth 204 

Mary 204 

Stephen 436 

Thomas 204,363 

Lynn, Joseph 345 

McCartney, John 209 

McClary, Andrew 325 

John 325 

McClenche, John 198 

John, Jr 198 

Joseph 337 

McChntock, Samuel 398 

McClurg, George 157 

McConihe, Samuel 248 

McCrillis, Jane (Kelsey) 24 

William 22,24,42 

McCutcheon, Judith 292 

Phedris 292 

McDuffee, John 31, 111 

McGaw, Jacob 334 

McGregore, David 313-315 

James 8, 97, 296 

Mackay, Benjamin 176 

McLaughlin, Martha 253 



McLaughlin, continued. 

Thomas 253,254 

McMurphy, Robert 7 

McNeil, Daniel 154 

McQuesten, John 148 

William, Jr 148, 149 

McQuig, John 148 

McVicker, John 29 

Magoon, Benjamin 408 

Simon 120 

Mann, 171 

Peter 441 

Thomas 171 

Marble, Caleb 357, 360 

March, Clement 20, 219 

Marden, George 77 

James 44 

Stephen 44 

Marsh, Hannah (Gilman) 395 

John 303 

Zebulon 395 

Marshall, David 277 

George 19 

John 19, 20, 90, 348, 384 

Nathaniel 74 

Samuel 181 

Marstes, John 437, 438 

Marston, Ann (m. Ames) 436 

Anna 287,288 

Anna (m. Sanborn) 288 

Benjamin, Jr 312 

Caleb 435-437 

David 251 

Elisha 287,288 

James 391,435-437 

Jeremiah 21 

Jonathan 106, 252 

Sarah 437 

Sarah (m. Hilton) 436 

Thomas 26,310,311 

Winthrop 288 

Martin, Jonathan 275 

Thomas 99 

Mason, Elizabeth 173 

EUzabeth (Brackett) 268 



INDEX 



469 



Mason, continued. 

Jeremiah 177 

Martha (Rand) 47 

Samuel 173 

Sarah 182, 185 

Massey, Daniel 220 

George 177 

Mathes, Benjamin 19, 24 

Francis 91 

Gideon 17 

Samuel 187 

Mead, John 114 

Meader, Joseph 17, 187 

Nicholas 187 

Melcher, Samuel 92 

Meloon, Daniel 310 

Mary (Norris) 112 

Melvin, John 328 

Mendum, Nathaniel 279 

MerrUl, Daniel 133, 200 

John 340 

Joseph 391 

Mary (GUman) 340, 341 

Peter 220 

Ruth (Harriman) 123 

Merrow, Benjamin 4 

Jonathan 4 

Meserve, Daniel 188, 189 

Daniel, Jr 183 

George 220, 304 

Sarah 73 

Metcalf, Michael 433 

Miller, Ehzabeth (RolUns) 286, 287 

Isaac 174 

Jonathan 286 

Mary 174 

Rachel (Rolhns) 286, 287 

Robert 286,287 

Mills, Deborah 70-72 

Elligood 70-72 

Luke 70,71,73 

Mary 70-72 

Miltimore, John 155 

Minot, Jonas 146 

Mirick, Dorothy (Carr) 319 



Mirick, continued. 

Jacob 319 

Mitchell, Isaac 157 

Moffatt, John 279 

Montgomery, David 296 

Hugh 295,296 

Jean 295 

Mary (m. Adams) 296 

Robert 296 

Moody, Mary (Leavitt) 12, 13 

Mooney, Hercules 94, 95, 151 

152, 183, 185 

Moore, 382 

George 8 

Henry 232 

James 248 

Robert 154 

Samuel 156, 157 

WilHam 347 

Moreland, John 253, 254, 312 

Morgan, Abigail (Gove) 243 

Moses 326,327,330 

Morrill, Abigail 350, 351 

Abigail (m. Brown) 353 

Benjamin 351, 352 

Betty 350-354 

Ebenezer 291 

Jacob 35 

John 351, 353 

Jonathan 333 

Micajah 166, 333 

Miriam 349 

Miriam (m. Prescott) 350, 354 

Moses 349-353 

Paul 132 

Sarah (Gove) 244 

Morrison, 329 

James 23 

John 155, 315, 328, 330 

Jonathan 347 

Mary (Kelsey) 23,24 

Robert 23, 296 

Samuel 253,312,313 

315, 328, 330, 380-382 
Thomas 156, 347 



470 



INDEX 



Morrison, continued. 

William 23 

Morrow, Elizabeth (Christie) . . 326-328 
John 326-328 

Morse, Edmund 237 

Moody 220 

Peter, Jr 342 

Stephen 173, 322, 324 

Moulton, Daniel 105 

Eunice 441 

Eimice (m. Pearse) 441 

Jabez 440,441 

Jeremiah 312 

John 47,137-139 

John, Jr 69,441 

Jonathan 21,289 

Joseph 22,61,308,437 

Joseph, Jr 308 

Josiah 103, 441 

Josiah, Jr 103 

Reuben 44,45,60 

Murray, Alexander 348, 349 

David 31 

Eleanor (Sloane) 348, 349 

James 31,32,407 

Mary 32 

Robert 32 

William 31,32,407 

Musset, EHzabeth 417 

John 412,416,417 

Phoebe (m. Place) 416 

Nason, Richard 110, 169 

Neal, Catherine 435 

Hannah (Ayers) 62 

Hubartus 213, 216, 269, 392, 437, 438 

Samuel 391 

Walter 391 

Nealey, John 271 

WiUiam 271 

Nelson, John 98, 99 

Nesmith, James 32 

John 171, 269 

Robert 269,270 

Nevin, Andrew 302, 303 



Nevin, continued. 

George 301 

Isabella 302, 303 

James 42,301-304 

Margaret 302 

Mary 302, 303 

Newman, Elizabeth ( Wingate) 26 

Newmarch, Joseph 191, 221 

Nichols, James 32 

Nims, David 433, 434 

Norris, Abigail 80 

Benjamin 77-80, 111 

David 79 

Deborah 112 

James 79, 106 

Jonathan 79, 113 

Joseph 78-80 

Josiah 377 

Lydia (m. Smith) 79 

Mary 80, 111, 113 

Mary (m. Connor) 113 

Mary (m. Meloon) 112 

Mehitabel 78, 80 

Mehitabel (m. Smith) 79 

Mercy (m. Burleigh) 112 

Nathaniel 79, 80 

Ruth 112 

Samuel Ill, 113 

Sarah (m. Wiggin) 79 

Thomas 377, 378 

Zebulon 112 

Norton, Daniel 149 

Joseph 149 

William 312 

William, Jr 312 

Nowell, Rachel (Lincoln) 88 

Silas 88 

Noyes, Ebenezer 87 

Enoch 124 

Martha 133, 134 

MoUy 133 

Sarah 133 

Simon 133 

Thomas 124 

Nute, Elizabeth 33, 34 



INDEX 



471 



Nute, continued. 

John 33 

Jotham 34, 35 

Martha (m. Dam) 34 

Obed 34 

Paul 184, 187 

Samuel 33, 35 

Sarah (m. Clark) 34 

Nutter, John 9 

Lemuel 74 

Nutting, William 199, 200 

Odiorne, Deborah 308 

Ebenezer 307, 308 

Elizabeth 307 

Joanna 308 

Jotham 145,146 

Katharine (Sherburne) 307 

Katharine (m. Dean) 307, 308 

Mary (m. Akerman) 307 

Sally 308 

Sarah 145, 307 

Sarah (m. Haynes) 146 

Thomas 131, 160, 307, 308 

William 390,391,437 

Odlin, Captain 423, 424 

John 160-162, 256, 263 

John, Jr 136 

Judith (Wilson) 263, 265 

Mary 136 

Mary (Wilson) 263, 264 

Winthrop 136, 265 

Olcott, Simeon 413 

Oliver, Martha 4 

Ordway, John 317, 319-321 

Rebecca (Carr) 318, 319 

Samuel 400 

Sarah (Carr) 317, 319-321 

Orne, James 177, 178 

Orr, Jean 296 

William 7 

Osgood, Benjamin 433, 434 

Owen, John 119 

Thomas 119 



Packer, John 35 

Thomas 22 

Page, 222 

Abraham 198, 383 

Caleb 118 

Enoch 61 

Francis 322 

Hannah (Currier) 338 

Jabez 221 

Samuel 108, 109, 137 

Theophilus 109 

Thomas 221 

Paige, Benjamin 291 

Betty (m. French) 290, 291 

Ebenezer 289-292 

Enoch 289-292 

Ephraim 290-292 

John 289-292 

Mary 289, 292 

Moses 290, 292 

Samuel 289-292 

Paine, Amos 73 

Lydia 73 

Palmer, Abigail 102, 103 

Deborah 103 

Huldah 103 

Jonathan 138 

Josiah 102, 103 

Samuel 102, 103 

Sarah 103 

Park, Alexander 4, 382 

Parker, Benjamin 199, 200 

Eliza 435 

Elizabeth 83 

John . .97, 99, 192, 341, 364, 368, 384 

John J 315 

Mary 100 

Matthew 210,341 

Matthew S 149 

N 173 

Nathaniel 44, 100, 105, 176 

304, 330, 377, 401 

Robert 269 

Samuel 31, 174, 267, 270, 356 

Samuel B 45 



472 



INDEX 



Parker, continued. 

Sarah 122,197,321,370 

William 4,9,14,22,31,32 

39, 42, 43, 46, 51, 61, 63, 76, 86, 88 
89, 92, 99, 107, 110, 111, 113, 115 
119, 120, 122, 128, 144, 151, 169 
176, 181, 189, 206, 211, 213, 219 
221, 223, 232-234, 251, 256, 269 
275, 282, 292, 322, 325, 330, 339 
344, 346, 361, 362, 364, 370, 372 
377, 380, 384, 395, 401, 402, 405 
406, 414, 416, 417, 420, 432, 439 
440, 442 

William, Jr 22, 80, 83, 87, 108 

123, 166, 190, 191, 217, 222, 228 

229, 292, 321, 395, 405, 416, 420 

432, 433, 435, 437 

Parks, Robert 189, 245, 251, 282 

312, 337, 344, 362, 384, 401, 402 
439-441 

Parshley, John 151 

Parsons, Moses 233 

William 321 

Pattee, Seth 358-360, 400 

Patten, Samuel 270 

Patterson, Andrew 369 

David 155 

James 369 

Rachel 369 

Rachel (Smith) 369 

William 231 

Paul, James 234, 235, 237 

356, 357, 360, 381, 383 

Moses 173 

Peabody, Nathaniel 124 

Thomas 426 

Pearne, William 107 

Pearse, David 177 

Eunice (Moulton) 441 

Peter 11,39, 146,147 

William 441 

Pearson, Captain 281 

Jethro 280-282, 362 

John 233 

Joseph 284 



Peaslee, Elijah 226 

Peavey, Joseph 78 

Peirce, Daniel 145 

Daniel, Jr 361 

Edward J 177 

Joseph 218 

Joshua 131 

Lydia 1 

Mary 1 

Mehitabel (m. Sherburne) 1 

Thomas 1, 20, 89, 90 

98, 99, 128, 368, 440 

Pemberton, Samuel 38 

Pendergast, Dennis 114 

Edmund 113,114 

Hannah 114 

Thomas 114 

Penhallow, Benjamin 176, 177 

Hunking 177 

John 37,128,146 

175-177,211,219 

John, Jr 177 

Richard W 91, 115, 175, 213 

220, 221, 223, 232-234 

240, 255, 277, 292, 304 

Samuel .... 11, 20, 37, 39, 67, 98, 127 

128, 145, 181, 208, 209, 343, 368 

Samuel, Jr 176,177 

Sarah 177, 218, 219 

Sarah A 177 

Thomas 177, 218 

Pepperell, Andrew 219 

Perkins, 138 

Abigail 56 

Abraham 2, 5, 31, 113, 377 

Betty (m. Lane) 68, 69 

David 68 

Hannah 67 

James 44,56,67,69 

Jonathan 68, 110 

Mary 68, 69 

Molly 269 

Moses 67-69 

Reuben 68 

Samuel 68 



INDEX 



473 



Perkins, continued. 

Sarah (m. Lane) 68, 69 

Perry, Ebenezer 300 

Pettingill, Samuel 248 

Philbrick, Abigail (m. Blake) 143 

Eleanor (m. Fogg) 143 

Elias 143 

James 44 

Jedediah 373 

John 142, 144 

Jonathan 143 

Mary 142 

Nathaniel 142, 143 

Olley 143 

Ruth 143 

Samuel 123, 143, 233 

Philbrook, Deborah (m. Gate) 397 

Elizabeth (m. Allen) 396, 398 

Elizabeth (m. Johnson) 397 

Robert T 396, 397 

Samuel 375 

Walter 396, 397 

Phillips, 382 

John 207 

Philpot, Elias 86 

Mary 86 

Mary (m. Wood) 87 

Mercy 304 

Mercy (Hobbs) 412 

Pickering, Abigail (m. Adams) .... 305 

Anthony 305 

Daniel 144 

Dorothy 144, 279 

James 305, 306 

John 144, 177, 189 

305, 312, 344, 398, 413, 442 

Joseph 205 

Joshua 145 

Mary (Wingate) 25 

Thomas 305, 306 

Winthrop 305,306 

Pierce, Ebenezer 198 

Pike, John 413 

Joshua 89 

Naomi (Harriman) 123 



Pike, continued. 

Robert 416 

Pinkerton, John 105 

Pinkham, Abigail 4 

Amos 184 

Jonathan 278 

Martha 278 

Otis 4 

Paul 4 

Stephen 92 

Piper, Josiah, Jr 142 

Pitman, Susanna 355 

Place, Abigail 29, 30 

David 29,30 

Eleanor (m. Ham) 29 

George 29 

Hannah 28 

James 28,30 

John 29,416 

Phoebe (Musset) 416 

Richard 416,417 

Samuel 28-30 

Plumer, Abner 124 

Plummer, Daniel 412 

John 19,31,111 

Pollard, 418 

Poor, Hannah (St. Glair) 439 

Moses 439 

Samuel 232 

Pottle, WUliam 275 

Powell, Abigail 79 

Powers, Isaac 101 

Stephen 199, 406 

Pray, Hannah (m. Sprague) 279 

Jane (m. Doak) 279 

Mary 278-280 

Olive (m. Jeffrey) 279 

Sarah (m. Ghadbourne) 278 

Prentice, John 383 

Prescott, Abraham 118, 202 

Benjamin 375 

Henry 221,232,364 

James 199 

Jeremiah 113 

John 350,354 



474 



INDEX 



Prescott, continued. 

Joseph 144 

Joshua 83 

Miriam (Morrill) 350, 354 

Nathan 107 

Stephen 107 

William 113 

Presson, Edward 344 

Mary 344 

William 344 

Priest, Charity 217 

Sarah (Laskey) 94 

Prime, Lydia (Hobbs) 412 

Pulsifer, Benjamin 317 

Elizabeth (m. Cram) 316, 317 

Hannah 316, 317 

Jonathan 316, 317 

Mary 316,317 

Samuel 316, 317 

Susarma 316, 317 

Purcell, Gregory 131 

Purington, Ann (Twombly) 49 

Jonathan 109 

Zaccheus 277 

Putnam, Abigail 298, 299 

Abigail (m. Barlow) 300 

Benjamin 299-301 

Daniel 299-301 

Ephraim 298, 299, 301 

Francis 299-301 

Mary 301 

Mehitabel 299,301 

Miriam 299,301 

Nathaniel 298-301 

Philip 298,299,301 

Rachel (m. Carleton) 301 

Sarah 299,301 

Susanna 299-301 

Quimby, Samuel 395 

Quincy, Edmund H 193 

Ramsey, Hugh 223 

Rand, Abigail (m. Jenness) 47 

Edmund 47 



Rand, continued. 

Elizabeth (m. Boynton) 47 

Joshua 44 

Martha (m. Mason) 47 

Mary (m. Leavitt) 47 

Sarah (m. Smith) 47 

Thomas 47,56 

Randall, 307 

Ann 89 

Benjamin 232, 441 

Eliphalet 210 

Jacob 89 

Miles 24,255 

Samuel 152,210,211 

Sarah 211 

Ransom, Thomas 237 

Read, Dorothy 130 

Wilham 100, 148, 270 

Redfield, Silvanus 304 

Zina 304 

Reid, George 171 

Reynolds, Jonathan 185 

Rice, John 40, 126 

208, 255, 256, 308 

Richardson, Amos 167, 168 

Eri 168 

James 25 

Joseph 153, 168 

Mary 167, 168 

Mary (Hoyt) 404 

Moses 25 

Sarah 168 

William 210,238 

Ricker, Phoebe 100, 101 

Thomas 100 

Rideout, Benjamin 433 

Dorothy (Thompson) 433 

Rindge, Isaac 176, 179 

Rines, WUHam 184 

Ritchie, Alexander 326, 330 

James 347 

John 347 

Martha 347 

Mary 346,347 

Robert 347 



INDEX 



475 



Ritchie, continued. 

WiUiam 346,347 

Roberts, Joseph 277, 301 

Samuel 65, 86 

William 185 

Robinson, Abigail 422-425, 431 

AbigaU (m. Smith) 428, 429 

Anna 419,420 

422-426, 429, 431 

Daniel 281,283-287 

Ebenezer 177, 178 

Edward G 422-425, 427^30 

Ephraim 106, 206, 422, 423 

Ephraim, Jr 341,419 

James 419-422, 426, 429 

John 144, 233 

Jonathan 422, 423, 425-432 

Joseph 420, 424, 425, 429-431 

Josiah 282, 285-287 

Mary 420, 423-425, 431 

Moses 423, 425, 429-431 

Nathaniel 420 

423-425, 429-431 

Thomas 330 

Timothy 144 

Roby or Robie, Elizabeth 250 

Enoch 250 

Huldah 250,251 

John 249-251, 322, 324 

Mary (m. Wadleigh) 250 

Phoebe (Rolhns) 284, 285 

Ruth 250 

Samuel . . 172, 173, 250, 251, 322, 324 

Sarah 249,251 

Sarah (m. Lane) 250 

Thomas 249,251 

Walter 401 

Rogers, Daniel 146, 163 

184, 185, 187, 267 

James 223 

Nathaniel 130 

Samuel 163,255 

Stephen 166 

WiUiam 209 

Rolfe, Nathaniel 159 



Rollins, Abigail (Ghdden) 41 

Caleb 280,282,286 

Dorothy 283, 284 

Eliphalet 284, 285 

p:Hzabeth 284 

Ehzabeth (m. Miller) 286, 287 

Ichabod 89 

John 282,285 

Joshua 191 

Jotham 287 

Love 282,284 

Mary (m. Gate) 283 

Nicholas 285 

Noah 97 

Pelatiah 282, 283 

Phoebe (m. Robie) 284, 285 

Rachel 284, 285 

Rachel (m. MiUer) 286, 287 

Reuben 191 

Ruth 280,281,286 

Ruth (Ayers) 62 

Thomas 282 

Rowe, Abigail (Dow) 336 

Benjamin 61, 245 

Caleb 92 

Caleb, Jr 92 

Dorothy (JeweU) 135 

Jeremiah 287 

Winthrop 61 

Rowell, Aaron 339 

Gideon 173 

William 167 

Rundlett, Charles 17 

Jacob 282,294 

James 264, 265 

James, Jr 113 

Joseph 263 

Josiah 144 

Theophilus 294 

Runnells, Ehzabeth 247 

John 247 

Jonathan 182 

Joseph 76,77,277,278 

Lydia 277,278 

Lydia (Twombly) 48 



476 



INDEX 



Runnells, continued. 

Lydia (m. Libby) 278 

Owen 247 

Samuel 247 

Thomas 247 

Russell, Eleazer 177-179, 223, 224 

Rymes, Christopher 130, 162, 228 

Thomas 352 

St. Clair, George 438, 439 

Hamiah 438,439 

Hannah (m. Poor) 439 

Sarah 438 

Salter, Elizabeth (Knight) 238 

Titus 144, 145, 348 

Sanborn, 224 

(Batchelder) 60 

Abial 2 

Abial (m. Burleigh) 2, 3 

Abigail (Elkins) 81 

Abner, Jr 110 

Abraham 378 

Anna (Marston) 288 

Benjamin 116 

Caleb 110 

Daniel 5,421,426,427 

Dudley 169 

Ebenezer 252 

EUsha 222 

EUsha, Jr 222 

Jeremiah 3,202 

Jethro 81 

John 81,375 

John P 5 

Jonathan 122 

Jonathan, Jr 6 

Joseph 288,396 

Joshua 2, 3 

Josiah 13, 280 

Nathaniel 73 

Peter 411 

Peter, Jr 411 

Reuben 325 

Richard 5 

Sarah (Elkins) 81, 82 



Sanborn, continued. 

Theodate (Batchelder) 116 

Tristram 2 

William 5 

Sargent, David 167 

Edward 193, 197, 232 

Fitzwilliam 389 

Joseph 232 

Mary (Hall) 387, 389-392 

Sartell, Josiah 199, 200 

Savage, John 71 

Sawyer, Abner 341, 342 

Elizabeth (m. Stevens) 342 

Jacob 33,163,297 

Joseph 342 

Joshua 342 

Mary 341,342 

Sarah 342 

William 342 

Scammon, Richard 272 

Scott, Joseph 332 

Scribner, Daniel 136 

Searle, Jeremiah 162 

Seaver, Benjamin 37 

Sarah (m. Hodgdon) 37 

Seavey, Amos 402 

Mark 279,280 

Senter, Jean 13, 14 

John 13, 149 

Joseph 13, 102 

Moses 13, 14 

Reuben 13 

Samuel 13, 277 

Sewall, David 151 

Seward, GUes 99,181 

Shackford, Deborah 181 

John 22, 66, 107, 126, 181, 247 

WilUam 107, 356 

Shannon, Cutts 21 

Mary 21 

Nathaniel 441 

Shaw, (Batchelder) 60 

Benjamin B 137 

Gideon 137 

Ichabod 342 



INDEX 



477 



Shaw, continued. 

Jonathan 31 

Joseph 420,426 

Rachel (Brown) 137 

Sheafe, Jacob 99, 177, 178 

Thomas 193 

Shedd, Susanna (Johnson) 58 

Sheffield, 272 

Sherburne, (Batchelder) 60 

Ann (m. Langdon) 129, 130 

Deborah 434,435 

Dorothy (m. Oilman) 130 

Henry 131,132,279 

Henry, Jr 99 

John 172, 307, 434, 435 

Jonathan 99 

Katharine (m. Odiorne) 307 

Mehitabel (Peirce) 1 

Nathaniel 177 

Samuel 129, 131, 132 

Shirley, James 93 

John 92, 93 

Mary 92 

Shores, Peter 99 

Peter, Jr 99 

Shortridge, Richard 9 

Shute, Phoebe (Jewett) 140, 141 

Sias, Joseph 19, 21, 24, 95, 271 

Simes, Joseph 11, 189 

Simpson, John 191, 221, 330 

Josiah 44 

Thomas 248, 296 

Slade, Abigail 355 

Sleeper, Benjamin 371, 372 

Sloane, David 348, 349 

Eleanor (m. Murray) . . . .348, 349 

Elizabeth 348, 349 

John 348, 349 

William 348,349 

Smiley, David 328-330 

Elizabeth (Christie) 328, 329 

William 326,327,330 

Smith, Abigail 322-324 

Abigail (Robinson) 428, 429 

Abraham 222 



Smith, continued. 

Agnes 314 

Andrew 119 

Benjamin . . 15, 17, 213, 214, 323, 324 

Comfort (m. Chesley) 17 

Daniel. . . 182, 183, 185, 187-189, 428 

David 45 

Deborah 182,183 

Deborah (m. GUmore) 183 

Ebenezer 15-17, 186 

Edward 240 

Elizabeth 182, 189 

Elizabeth (m. Clifford) 190 

Elizabeth (m. Dwyer) 184 

Francis 312, 313, 315, 316 

Hannah 182, 185, 188, 189 

Huldah 322-324 

Jabez 426,432,441 

Jacob 189, 190 

Jean 369,370 

Joanna (Hobbs) 412 

John 16-19, 26, 148, 157 

182, 183, 185, 186, 188, 189, 213 
216, 269, 347 

John, 3d 292 

Jonathan 233, 362, 363 

Joseph 182-189, 213, 215 

Josiah 286 

Love 322 

Lydia (Hoyt) 403, 404 

Lydia (Norris) 79 

Margaret 15, 18, 312, 314, 315 

Margaret (m. Frost) 16 

Martha 1 

Mary 16,18,119 

Mary (Eastman) 394 

Mehitabel (Norris) 79 

Paul 322 

Rachel 281 

Rachel (m. Patterson) 369 

Reuben 363 

Richard 106, 206, 394 

Samuel 118,119,182, 183 

185, 186, 189 
Sarah (Hoyt) 404 



478 



INDEX 



Snuth, continued. 

Sarah (Rand) 47 

Silvanus 322, 323 

Solomon 313,314 

Susanna (m. Todd) 369 

Theophilus 13, 208, 213, 245 

251, 256, 257, 275, 280-282, 294 
295,301,332,401,417,432 

Theophilus, Jr 13, 26 

William 156, 312, 313, 315 

347, 369 

Snell, Reuben 348 

Samuel 76 

Solomon 76 

Snow, Dorcas 216 

Spead, Ann 293 

Benjamin 293 

Ebenezer 293 

Elizabeth 293, 294 

John 293,294 

Lydia 293, 294 

Mary 293 

Thomas 293, 294 

Sprague, Hannah (Pray) 279 

Stackpole, Abigail (Hobbs) 412, 413 

William 88 

Stanyan, Jacob 110 

Stark, John 118, 211, 212 

William 118 

Stavers, Catherine (Walker) 266 

John 266 

Lucy 266 

Sterling, Hugh 209 

Stevens, 418 

Alcock 232 

Benjamin 233, 297, 298 

David 419 

Ebenezer 106 

Edward 120, 233, 362 

Elizabeth (Sawyer) 342 

Hubbard 20,76 

Jonathan 124 

Joseph 76, 292 

Mary (Doe) 150 

Moses 55, 88, 89, 152, 419 



Stevens, continued. 

Nathaniel 205 

Samuel 134, 353, 375 

Sarah (Wiggin) 27 

Thomas 124 

William 342 

Stevenson, Abraham 18 

Stewart, Charles 158 

Stickney, Abigail (Wingate) 26 

Stiles, William 412 

Stilson, William 2, 19-21, 39 

Stinson, Agnes (Caldwell) 230 

Elizabeth 119 

John 118, 119 

StockeU, Mary 89, 90 

Mary (m. Fernald) 90 

Robert 89 

Stone, Benjamin 124 

Nathaniel 153 

Samuel 304 

Stoodley, Ehzabeth (Doe) 150 

James 66, 98, 99, 150 

Storer, John 348 

Straw, Jonathan 318 

Mary (Carr) 318,319 

Strobridge, John 304 

Sullivan, John 39, 106, 126, 185 

255, 298, 301, 414 

Swain, Jonathan 377, 378 

Swan, John 157 

Joshua 25 

Swett, Benjamin 6 

Jonathan 138, 139, 150 

Mary (Doe) 150 

Mary (Hilliard) 14, 15 

Taggart, James 105 

Thomas 105 

Tarbox, Ebenezer 276 

Esther 276 

James 276 

Jane 276 

Lamed 276 

Lucy 276 

Lydia 276 



INDEX 



479 



Tarbox, continued. 

Mary 276 

Noah 276,277 

Susanna 276 

Tash, Thomas 213 

Tasker, John 126 

Taylor, Abigail 335 

David 7 

Dorothy 130 

Eleazer 335 

Jacob 102 

Joel 335 

John 285 

Margaret (Kelso) 7 

Rachel 333,334 

Timothy 333, 334 

Tenney, Samuel 264, 266 

Tewksbury, Benjamin 36 

Miriam (Dimond) 36 

Thomas 172 

Thing, Anna (Wilson) 264 

Bartholomew 227 

Benjamin 36 

Daniel 226,228 

Dudley 120 

EUzabeth 226 

Eunice 227, 228 

Martha 227, 228 

Molly 227 

Samuel 263 

Stephen 41, 160, 162, 226-228 

Thorn, Joseph 315 

William 313,315,316 

William, Jr 312,315 

Thomas, Captain 25, 26 

James 17 

Joseph 213 

Thompson, (Wilson) 263 

Benjamin 432, 433 

Daniel 429 

Dorothy 433 

Dorothy (m. Rideout) 433 

Ebenezer 19, 171, 188, 189 

213, 216, 255, 278, 292, 366 
James 245 



Thompson, continued. 

Jonathan 182, 185 

Joseph 188 

Matthew 294,332 

Nathaniel 255 

Robert 182, 185 

Samuel 253 

Thomas 193, 197 

Thorne, John, Jr 228, 229 

Mary 228,229 

Thornton, Matthew. 93, 100, 105, 118, 119 

Thurston, Abner 255 

James 13, 255, 264, 266, 308 

John 78 

Mary 40 

Samuel 39, 40 

Tibbetts, Elizabeth 144 

EUzabeth (m. Gould) 144 

Ephraim 275 

Gideon 273,275 

Joanna (Laskey) 94 

Jonathan 144 

Joseph 34, 278 

Moses 413 

Obadiah 144 

William 101 

Tilton, Daniel 39, 81, 106, 332 

David . . .221, 350, 351, 353, 354, 395 

John 169 

Joseph 435 

Mary (Jones) 331 

Philip 107 

Samuel 248 

Timothy 373 

Todd, Alexander 156 

Andrew 156 

Ann (m. Clark) 156, 157 

James 369 

Jeremiah 406 

Samuel 156, 157 

Susanna (Smith) 369 

William 92 

Tolford, John 93 

William 403,405 

Tolton, John 191 



48o 



INDEX 



Toppan, Abigail (m. Gale) 133 

Christopher 26, 137, 169, 441 

Elizabeth 37 

James 132, 134 

John 37, 132-134, 350, 353 

Sarah (Wingate) 25 

Towle, Abigail 221 

Anthony 172, 173 

Caleb 221,344 

Caleb, Jr 221,222 

Jonathan 43, 106 

Philip, Jr 139 

Phineas 172 

Ruth 221,222 

Sarah 172 

Simon 173 

Zachariah 251 

Traill, Robert 304 

Trask, Nathaniel 317, 421, 430 

Treadwell, Jacob 146, 192 

Nathaniel 146, 147 

Nathaniel, 3d 193 

Samuel 192, 356 

Trefethen, Abraham 221, 275 

True, Henry 346, 439 

Trull, David 440 

Elizabeth (Johnson) 58 

Samuel 440 

Tuck, John 287, 288 

Tucker, Benjamin 339 

Ehzabeth (Abbott) 74 

Isaac 151 

John 74, 367 

Tuttle, James 35 

Silas 35 

Thomas 4,35 

Twaddell, Agnes 252 

Daniel 252 

Elizabeth 252 

Grizzel 252-254 

James 252-254 

Margaret 252 

Martha 252, 253 

Mary 252 

Robert 252 



Twombly, Ann (m. Purington) 49 

Daniel 49 

David 48,49 

John 48-50 

Lydia (m. Runnells) 48 

Martha 49 

Patience (Bunker) 50 

Sarah 48,49 

Susie (Hobbs) 412 

Tobias 387 

Ulmore, Jacob 440 

Underbill, Ann (Glidden) 41 

John 173, 322, 324, 344, 345 

Underwood, Bray 279 

Bray D 107 

James 148, 231, 270, 330 

Mary 193, 194, 197 

Polly 192 

Urin, James 15 

Usher, John 337 

Robert 334,337 

Vance, William 328 

Varney, Benjamin 417 

Mary (Estes) 385, 386 

Moses 50, 277 

Nathaniel 4 

Otis 101 

Paul 4 

Stephen 297 

Varnum, John 59, 210, 440 

Parker 210,440 

Thomas 210 

Vaughan, Wilham 5, 9, 14, 19, 20 

32, 39, 42, 43, 46, 51, 59, 63, 77, 80 
86, 88, 91-93, 98, 106, 107, 110 
119, 126-128, 134, 144, 145, 149 
160, 163, 169, 174, 190, 191, 197 
205, 206, 211, 220, 231, 232, 237 
240, 255, 275, 280, 298, 322, 325 
337, 344, 346, 348, 362, 433 

Veasey, Jonathan 288, 420-423 

426, 427, 432 
Vicker, Joanna 66 



INDEX 



481 



Wadleigh, 268 

Edward 136 

John 136,432 

Joseph 362,420 

Mary 136 

Mary (Roby) 250 

PhOip 136 

Sarah (m. Gihnan) 136 

Thomas 439 

Walden, Jacob 177, 193 

Joseph 193 

Waldron, Richard 33, 163 

Thomas W. , . .30, 127, 128, 151, 297 

Walker, Catherine (m. Stavers) 266 

EHzabeth 266 

Joseph 266,441 

Joseph, Jr 30 

Lucy 266, 267 

Mehitabel 267 

Wallace, Robert 7, 32, 154, 338, 381 

Wilham 155 

WaUis, Samuel 402 

Walter, Harbord (Jones) 331 

Walton, 414, 415 

Elizabeth (m. Hight) 96 

Frances 95, 96 

George 95-97 

John 95, 96 

Samuel 95, 96 

Shadrach 96 

Ward, Abel 240, 242 

Elizabeth 241,242 

Hannah 241,242 

John 241,242 

Jonathan 240-242 

Melcher 241,242 

Nathaniel 240-242 

Warner, Daniel 1, 99, 237 

Jonathan 99, 107, 176 

237, 279, 304 

Samuel 98, 119 

Warren, Benjamin 211, 413 

Wason, James 383 

Waters, Samuel 98 

Watson, Benjamin 24 



Watson, continued. 

Dudley 151 

Elizabeth 272,273 

Elizabeth (m. Howard) 273 

Joanna 272 

John 18 

Joseph 272 

Nathaniel 215 

Parmenas 219 

Samuel 215 

Timothy 348 

William 273 

Watts, Elizabeth 400 

Samuel 238 

Weare, Daniel 224 

Elizabeth (Eastman) 394 

Jonathan 197, 198, 224, 244, 245 

Joseph 394 

Lucy (Dow) 336 

Mehitabel 218 

Meshech 15, 110, 169, 175 

225, 226, 292 

Nathan 137,441 

Richard 175 

Thomas W 218 

Webster, Abel 147 

Daniel 404, 405 

Enos 236, 358 

Isaac 87,231 

Jeremy ... .77, 87, 108, 118, 134, 172 
202, 231, 243, 350, 373, 395, 411 

John 77, 172, 381 

Josiah 77 

Martha 77 

Weeks, 436 

Eleanor 15 

Martha (Wingate) 26 

William 15 

Welch, Abraham 180 

Joseph 374 

Rachel (Fuller) 180 

Wendell, Ann 101 

John 72, 74, 237, 247, 343 

367, 368, 442 
Susanna 4, 101 



482 



INDEX 



Wentworth, Benjamin 152 

Hunking.21,22,56,66, 111, 131, 132 

145, 208, 247, 266, 280, 356 

John . . .36, 86, 92, 106, 131, 151, 305 

Joseph 56, 151,152 

Joshua 67, 178,246 

Madam 305 

Rachel 152 

Rebecca 131 

Sarah 348 

Thomas 72 

Wheat, Josiah 1 

Solomon 1 

Thomas 1 

Wheelock, Eleazer 217 

Wheelwright, Jeremiah 72 

Whidden, Samuel 149 

Whipple, Joseph 146, 147 

Oliver 99 

WiUiam 99,192,364 

White, Nicholas 419 

Robert 191 

William 322 

Whitehouse, Edward 411 

Whiting, Joseph 102 

Whitney, James 101, 102 

Whittier, Benjamin 232 

Wibird, Anthony 219 

Elizabeth 175 

Richard 174, 176, 177, 179 

Thomas 177, 217, 219 

Wiear, Jane (Duncan) 105 

John 105, 301 

Robert 329 

Wiggin, Andrew, Jr 28 

Bridget (m. Evans) 27 

Coker 142 

Deborah (m. Doe) 27 

Elizabeth 27 

John 27,28 

Levi 27, 28 

Martha 27 

Mary (Jewett) 140, 141 

Nathaniel 28 

Samuel 28 



Wiggin, continued. 

Sarah (Norris) 79 

Sarah (m. Stevens) 27 

Stephen 27 

Thomas 142 

Winthrop 142 

Wilder, Abigail (m. Joslin) 434 

Abigail 434 

Abijah 434 

Andrew 433,434 

Calvin 434 

David 434 

Elizabeth (m. Bennett) 434 

John 434 

Peter 434 

Thomas 433,434 

Willard, Josiah 434 

Josiah, Jr 434 

Willey, Abigail 255 

John 18, 188, 255 

Jonathan 255 

Samuel 188 

Thomas 171, 188 

William 188 

Williams, John 1, 183, 184 

John P 356 

Joseph 19 

Samuel 19 

Thomas 342 

Walter 15 

WUson, 322, 323 

(m. Thompson) 263 



Alexander 32 

Anna 260,261,265 

Anna (m. Thing) 264 

David 32 

Elizabeth 261 

Elizabeth (m. Kimball) 264 

Increase 255, 257, 258, 263-265 

John . . . .256, 258, 259, 261, 263-265 

Joshua 255-257,264 

Judith 260,261 

Judith (m. Odlin) 263, 265 

Mary 259, 260 

Mary (m. Odlin) 263, 264 



INDEX 



483 



Wilson, continued. 

Priscilla 255, 256, 259, 265 

Priscilla (m. Blunt) 263, 265 

Robert 32,86 

Thomas 258, 259, 263, 265 

Wingate, Aaron 51-53 

Abigail (m. Stickney) 26 

Anna 53 

Daniel 52 

Elizabeth (m. Newman) 26 

Jane (m. Chase) 26 

John 26,51,52,54,366 

Jonathan 52 

Joshua 25,26,52 

152, 167, 272, 273 

Love (m. Gookin) 26 

Martha (m. Weeks) 26 

Mary 25 

Mary (m. Pickering) 25 

Mehitabel 53 

Moses 51-54 

Paine 25 

Samuel 52 

Sarah 51 

Sarah (m. Ham) 53 

Sarah (m. Toppan) 25 

Winkley, Francis 65 

Francis, Jr 65 

Susanna 37 

Winn, Benjamin 198 

James 198 

Judith 198 

Winsley, Samuel 290 

Winthrop, Jane (Borland) 211, 212 

Johns 211 

Wood, Daniel 87 

Mary (Philpot) 87 

Woodburn, David 14 

Woodbury, Azariah 330 



Woodbury, continued. 

Elisha 220,315,316 

Israel 330 

William 326 

Woodman, Betty 407, 410 

Daniel 407-411 

Joseph 407-410 

Nathaniel 234, 235 

237, 357, 360 

Samuel 17 

Tabitha 407,410 

Woolson, Jonas 153 

Worthen, David 93 

Elizabeth 93 

Ezekiel 93,245 

Jonathan 93 

Wright, Abel 115 

Ebenezer 115 

Eunice 115 

John 102 

Joseph. .25, 174, 220, 267, 312, 313 

Oliver 115 

Peter 115 

Thomas 115 

Wyman, Aaron 59 

Levi 267 

Patience 267 

Seth 57 

York, John 240 

Richard 240 

Sarah 240 

Young, David 41 

Elizabeth (Bickford) 125 

John 158 

Joseph 114, 213, 216, 396 

Richard 28 

Temperance (Bickford) 125 

Thomas 163, 268