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PROBATE RECORDS 



OF THE 



Province of New Hampshire 



VOL. 9 
1767-1771 



State Papers Series 
Vol. 39 



Edited by 
OTIS G. HAMMOND 

Director of the 
New Hampshire Historical Society 



PUBLISHED BY 

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 
1941 



JOINT RESOLUTION 

Relating to the preservation and publication of portions of the early state and provin- 
cial 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 appropriated 
— 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 Historical Society, 
and the remainder placed in the custody of the state librarian, who is hereby author- 
ized to exchange the same for similar publications by other states. 
Approved August 4, 1881. 



PREFACE 

The Province of New Hampshire was not divided into 
counties until 1771. Prior to that date there was only one 
registry of deeds and one registry of probate for the whole prov- 
ince. These offices were located at Portsmouth, and the records 
were kept there until 1776, when all the provincial records were 
removed to Exeter for safety, as Portsmouth was subject to 
attack by sea. 

When the counties were organized Exeter became the county 
seat of Rockingham County, and the provincial records of deeds 
and probate and of the courts remained there until 1891, when 
the state asserted its title, and they were brought to Concord 
and placed in the custody of the Secretary of State. 

The act for establishing counties divided the province into 
five, Rockingham, Strafford, Hillsborough, Cheshire, and Graf- 
ton, all named from houses of nobility in England. Coos 
County was created in 1805, Merrimack in 1823, Sullivan in 
1827, Belknap and Carroll in 1841. The act of 1769, confirmed 
by the Crown in 1771, is here given with certain omissions as 
indicated. 

AN ACT FOR DIVIDING THIS PROVINCE INTO COUN- 
TIES, AND FOR THE MORE EASY ADMINISTRATION 

OF JUSTICE 

For as much as the great Increase of the Inhabitants of this 
Province, and the remote Situation of Many of them from Ports- 
mouth, where the Courts of Judicature are now held have ren- 
derd the Administration of Justice very expensive & Difficult & 
in Some Cases almost Impracticable, the People being Generally 
not of Sufficient ability to Travel far — And Whereas by Sundry 
Laws of the Province the Present place of holding the Courts is so 
Establishd that an Adequate Remedy for so great Inconvenience 
& Difficulty cannot be fully & Effectually Obtaind without an 
Act of the General Assembly. 



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And his Majesty having been Graciously Pleased to permit the 
Governor to Assent to an Act for that Purpose 

Be it therefore Enacted By the Governor Council and As- 
sembly, that the Province be and hereby is Divided into Five 
Counties, in the Following manner. That is to Say, the Bounds 
of the first County to begin at the Mouth of Piscataqua River, 
& to run up the Same the Easterly Corner of New Market In- 
cluding the river, and from thence North Westerly by the East- 
erly, & Northerly side Lines of New Market, Epping, Notting- 
ham Chichester & Canterbury to the River and down the Same 
to the Line of Concord Including the River then round the 
Westerly Lines of Bow Concord & Pembroke, to Merrimack 
River thence down the same to the North West Corner of Derry- 
field, thence by the Easterly lines of Derryfield Litchfield & 
Nottingham West to the Province Line thence by said Line to 
the sea, thence by the Sea to the bounds first Mentiond, Includ- 
ing all that part of the Isles of shoals whch belongs to this Prov- 
ince. The Bounds of the Second County to begin at the North 
West Corner of Canterbury, and from thence to cross the River 
then down the river to Pemigiwasset then to run up Pemigiwasset 
River to Campton, thence round the Westerly End of Campton 
& by the Northerly side lines of Campton Sandwich & Tamp- 
worth, & thence Easterly to the Province Line, on the Same 
Course with the Northerly Side Line of Eaton, thence Down said 
Province Line to the Line of the first County, thence by the same 
to the bounds First Mentiond — The Bounds of the third 
County To begin at the South East Corner of Nottingham West, 
thence Westerly by the Province Line to the South East Corner 
of Rindge, thence by the Easterly Side Line of Rindge, Monad- 
nock Number two, Dublin, the Townships Number Six, Number 
Seven, & Number Eight, thence to the South End of Sunnepee 
Pond, thence by the Easterly Side of Said Pond, to the North 
End thereof, thence by the North Westerly Side Line of Dantzick 
Heidleburgh, & by the Northerly Side Lines of Heidleburgh & 
North Westerly Side Line of Emery's Town to Pemigiwasset 



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River thence down the Same to the Bounds of the first County 
thence by the Same to the Bounds first Mentiond. 

The Bounds of the fourth County to be begin at the South 
East Corner of Rindge, and from thence to run Westerly by the 
Province Line, to the Western Banks of Connecticutt River, 
thence up the Same till it Comes opposite to the North West 
Corner of Plainfield then crossing the river to the last Mentiond 
Corner of Plainfield thence by the Northerly side lines of Plain- 
field & Grantham to the North East Corner of Grantham thence 
by the Easterly Side Line of Grantham, & the North Side Line 
of Savill to the boundary Line of the third County, thence by the 
Same to the bounds first Mentiond 

And the Fifth County to Contain all the Lands in the Province 
Not Comprehended in the other Counties. And all the Towns 
Parishes Precincts or Places within the bounds aforesaid respec- 
tively, shall be Deemed accepted named & taken as Parts & 
Members of the Respective Counties aforesaid. 

And the Names of the said Counties shall be & are hereby as 
follows Viz the Name of the first County Rockingham — The 
name of the Second County Strafford the Name of the Third 
County Hillsborough the Name of the fourth County Cheshire 
the Name of the fifth County Grafton — 

And Whereas the said Counties of Strafford & Grafton are not 
fully Inhabited at Present but the Inhabitants are Daily Increas- 
ing Be it further Enacted that the said Counties of Strafford & 
Grafton shall be for the Present Annexed to & Deemed & taken 
as Parts & Members of the County of Rockin'ham & Subject to 
the Jurisdiction & Authority of the Courts Magistrates and 
Officers of the Said County of Rockin'ham to all Intents & 
Purposes and shall remain so Annexed Deemed and Taken & 
Subject until the Governor by & with the Advice and Consent of 
the Council shall declare them respectively Sufficient for the 
exercise of their respective Jurisdictions & no longer. * * * 

[Passed April 29, 1769. Confirmed by the King March 19, 177 1.] 



Vlll PREFACE 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 

Rockingham County was established by an act passed April 
29, 1769, and confirmed by the King March 19, 1771, and was 
bounded by a line beginning at the mouth of the Piscataqua 
River, and to run up the same to the easterly corner of New- 
market, including the river, and from thence northwesterly by 
the easterly and northerly side lines of Newmarket, Epping, 
Nottingham, Chichester, and Canterbury to the river, and down 
the same to the line of Concord, including the river, then round 
the westerly lines of Bow, Concord, and Pembroke to Merrimack 
River, thence down the same to the northwest corner of Derry- 
field [Manchester], thence by the easterly lines of Derry field, 
Litchfield, and Nottingham West [Hudson] to the province line, 
thence by said line to the sea, thence by the sea to the bounds 
first mentioned, including all that part of the Isles of Shoals 
which belongs to this province. 

Rockingham County records are at Exeter. 

STRAFFORD COUNTY 

Strafford County was established by an act passed April 29, 
1769, and confirmed by the King March 19, 1771, and was 
bounded by a line beginning at the northwest corner of Canter- 
bury, from thence to cross the river, then down the river to 
Pemigewasset, then to run up Pemigewasset River to Campton, 
thence round the westerly end of Campton and by the northerly 
side lines of Campton, Sandwich, and Tamworth, thence easterly 
to the province line on the same course with the northerly side 
line of Eaton, thence down the said province line to the line of 
the first county, thence by the same to the bounds first men- 
tioned. 

This act contained the following provision. 

And whereas the said counties of Strafford and Grafton are not 
fully inhabited at present, but the inhabitants are daily increas- 
ing, be it further enacted that the said counties of Strafford 



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and Grafton shall be for the present annexed to and deemed and 
taken as parts and members of the County of Rockingham, and 
subject to the jurisdiction and authority of the courts, magis- 
trates and officers of the said County of Rockingham to all 
intents and purposes, and shall remain so annexed, deemed, and 
taken and subject until the Governor, by and with the advice and 
consent of the Council, shall declare them respectively sufficient 
for the exercise of their respective jurisdictions and no longer. 

The county was given independent jurisdiction in 1773. 

Strafford County records are at Dover. 

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY 

Hillsborough County was established by an act passed April 
29, 1769, and confirmed by the King March 19, 1771, and was 
bounded by a line beginning at the southeast corner of Notting- 
ham West [Hudson], thence westerly by the province line to the 
southeast corner of Rindge, thence by the easterly side line of 
Rindge, Monadnock Number Two [Jaffrey], Dublin, the town- 
ships Number Six [Marlborough], Number Seven [Hillsborough], 
and Number Eight [Washington], thence to the south end of 
Sunapee Pond, thence by the easterly side of said pond to the 
north end thereof, thence by the northwesterly side line of 
Dantzic [Newbury] and Heidlebourg [New London], and by the 
northerly side lines of Heidlebourg and northwesterly side line 
of Emery's Town [Andover] to Pemigewasset River, thence down 
the same to the bounds of the first county [Rockingham], thence 
by the same to the bounds first mentioned. 

Hillsborough County records are at Nashua. 

CHESHIRE COUNTY 

Cheshire County was established by an act passed April 29, 
1769, and confirmed by the King March 19, 1771, and was 
bounded by a line beginning at the southeast corner of Rindge, 
thence westerly by the province line to the western bank of 



X PREFACE 

Connecticut River, thence up the same till it comes opposite to 
the northwest corner of Plainfield, then crossing the river to the 
last mentioned corner of Plainfield, thence by the northerly side 
lines of Plainfield and Grantham to the northeast corner of 
Grantham, thence by the easterly side line of Grantham and the 
north side line of Saville [Sunapee] to the boundary line of the 
third county [Hillsborough], thence by the same to the bounds 
first mentioned. 

Cheshire County records are at Keene. 

GRAFTON COUNTY 

Grafton County was established by an act passed April 29, 
1769, and confirmed by the King March 19, 1771, and was to 
contain all the land in the province not included in the other 
counties. 

This act contained the following provision. 

And whereas the said counties of Strafford and Grafton are not 
fully inhabited at present, but the inhabitants are daily increas- 
ing, be it further enacted that the said counties of Strafford 
and Grafton shall be for the present annexed to and deemed and 
taken as parts and members of the County of Rockingham, and 
subject to the jurisdiction and authority of the courts, magis- 
trates, and ofhcers of the said County of Rockingham to all 
intents and purposes, and shall remain so annexed, deemed, and 
taken and subject until the Governor, by and with the advice 
and consent of the Council, shall declare them respectively 
sufficient for the exercise of their respective jurisdictions and no 
longer. 

The county was given independent jurisdiction in 1773- 

Grafton County records are at Woodsville. 

COOS COUNTY 

Coos County was established by an act passed Dec. 24, 1803, 
to take effect March i, 1805, to contain all the lands and waters 



PREFACE XI 

northerly of a line beginning on the west bank of Connecticut 
River at the southwesterly corner of Dalton and running on the 
westerly and southerly line of Dalton to Whitefield, thence on 
the westerly and southerly line of Whitefield to Bretton Woods 
[now Carroll], thence on the westerly and southerly line of 
Bretton Woods to the southeasterly corner thereof, thence 
southerly on a straight line across the unlocated lands to the 
line of the County of Strafford at the northwesterly corner of 
Tamworth, thence on the line of the County of Strafford to the 
line of the District of Maine, the new county to consist of the 
towns of Dalton, Whitefield, Bretton Woods [Carroll], Bartlett, 
Adams [Jackson], Chatham, Shelburne, Shelburne Addition 
[Gorham], Durand [Randolph], Kilkenny, Jefferson, Lancaster, 
Millsfield, Northumberland, Stratford, Wales Gore, Cockburne 
[Columbia], Colebrook, Stewartstown, Percy [Stark], Paulsbourg 
[Milan], Maynesborough [Berlin], Dummer, Errol, Cambridge, 
and Success. 

Coos County records are at Lancaster. 

MERRIMACK COUNTY 

Merrimack County was established by an act passed July i, 
1823, to take effect Aug. i of that year, to consist of the towns of 
Allenstown, Bow, Canterbury, Chichester, Concord, Epsom, 
Loudon, Northfield, Pembroke, and Pittsfield, taken from Rock- 
ingham County, and Andover, Boscawen, Bradford, Dunbarton, 
Newbury, Henniker, Hooksett, Hopkinton, New London, Salis- 
bury, Sutton, Warner, and Wilmot, taken from Hillsborough 
County. 

Merrimack County records are at Concord. 

SULLIVAN COUNTY 

Sullivan County was established by an act passed July 5, 1827, 
to take effect the first Tuesday of September following, to consist 
of the towns of Acworth, Charlestown, Claremont, Cornish, 



XU PREFACE 

Croydon, Grantham, Goshen, Lempster, Langdon, Newport, 
Plainfield, Springfield, Unity, Washington, and Sunapee, all 
formerly in Cheshire County. 

Sullivan County records are at Newport. 

BELKNAP COUNTY 

Belknap County was established by an act passed Dec. 23, 
1840, to take effect Jan. i, 1841, and to consist of the towns of 
Alton, Barnstead, Center Harbor, Gilford, Gilmanton, Meredith, 
New Hampton, and Sanbornton, all taken from Strafford 
County. 

Belknap County records are at Laconia. 

CARROLL COUNTY 

Carroll County was established by an act passed Dec. 23, 1840, 
to take effect Jan. i, 1841, and to consist of the towns of Albany, 
Brookfield, Chatham, Conway, Eaton, Effingham, Freedom, 
Moultonborough, Sandwich, Tamworth, Tuftonborough, Ossi- 
pee, Wakefield, and Wolfeborough, all taken from Strafford 
County. 

Carroll County records are at Ossipee. 

As an assistance to those who may wish to consult deeds and 
probate records executed after 1771, a list is here given of all 
towns and cities in the state, with dates of grant or incorporation, 
and of county connection. 

Acworth, granted 1735/6, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827. 

Albany, granted 1766, Grafton 1771, Strafford 1800, Carroll 
1841. 

Alexandria, granted 1753, Grafton 1771. 

Allenstown, granted 1722, Rockingham 1771, Merrimack 
1823. 

Alstead, granted 1735/6, Cheshire 1771. 

Alton, incorporated 1796, Strafford 1796, Belknap 1841. 

Amherst, granted 1728, Hillsborough 1771. 



PREFACE XIU 

Andover, granted 1751, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 1823. 

Antrim, incorporated 1777, Hillsborough 1777. 

Ashland, incorporated 1868, Grafton 1868. 

Atkinson, incorporated 1767, Rockingham 1771. 

Auburn, incorporated 1845, Rockingham 1845. 

Barnstead, granted 1727, Strafford 1771, Belknap 1841. 

Barrington, granted 1722, Strafford 1771. 

Bartlett, incorporated 1790, Grafton 1790, Coos 1805, Carroll 
1841. 

Bath, granted 1761, Grafton 1771. 

Bedford, granted 1733/4, Hillsborough 1771. 

Belmont, incorporated 1859, Belknap 1859. 

Bennington, incorporated 1842, Hillsborough 1842. 

Benton, granted 1764, Grafton 1771. 

Berlin, granted 1771, Grafton 1771, Coos 1805. 

Bethlehem, granted 1774, Grafton 1774. 

Boscawen, granted 1732, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 1823. 

Bow, granted 1727, Rockingham 1771, Merrimack 1823. 

Bradford, granted 1735/6, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 
1823. 

Brentwood, incorporated 1744, Rockingham 1771. 

Bridgewater, incorporated 1788, Grafton 1788. 

Bristol, incorporated 18 19, Grafton 18 19. 

Brookfield, incorporated 1794, Strafford 1794, Carroll 1841. 

Brookline, incorporated 1769, Hillsborough 1771. 

Cambridge, granted 1773, Grafton 1773, Coos 1805. 

Campton, granted 1761, Strafford 1771, Grafton 1782. 

Canaan, granted 1761, Grafton 1771. 

Candia, incorporated 1763, Rockingham 1771. 

Canterbury, granted 1727, Rockingham 1771, Merrimack 
1823. 

Carroll, granted 1772, Grafton 1772, Coos 1805. 

Center Harbor, incorporated 1797, Strafford 1797, Belknap 
1841. 

Charlestown, granted 1735, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827. 



XIV PREFACE 

Chatham, granted 1767, Grafton 1771, Coos 1805, Strafford 
1823, Carroll 1841. 

Chester, granted 1720, Rockingham 1771. 

Chesterfield, granted 1735, Cheshire 1771. 

Chichester, granted 1727, Rockingham 1771, Merrimack 1823. 

Claremont, granted 1764, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827. 

Clarksville, granted 1792, Grafton 1792, Coos 1805. 

Colebrook, granted 1762, Grafton 1771, Coos 1805. 

Columbia, granted 1762, Grafton 1771, Coos 1805. 

Concord, granted 1659, Rockingham 1771, Merrimack 1823. 

Conway, granted 1765, Grafton 1771, Strafford 1778, Carroll 
1841. 

Cornish, granted 1763, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827. 

Croydon, granted 1763, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827. 

Dalton, incorporated 1784, Grafton 1784, Coos 1805. 

Danbury, incorporated 1795, Grafton 1795, Merrimack 1874. 

Danville, incorporated 1760, Rockingham 1771. 

Deerfield, incorporated 1766, Rockingham 1771. 

Deering, incorporated 1774, Hillsborough 1774. 

Derry, incorporated 1827, Rockingham 1827. 

Dixville, not incorporated, Grafton 1771, Coos 1805, 

Dorchester, granted 1761, Grafton 1771. 

Dover, not granted, nor incorporated except as a city, Strafford 
1771. 

Dublin, granted 1749, Cheshire 1771. 

Dummer, granted 1773, Grafton 1773, Coos 1805. 

Dunbarton, granted 1735, Hillsborough 1 771, Merrimack 1823. 

Durham, incorporated 1732, Strafford 1771. 

East Kingston, incorporated 1738, Rockingham 1771. 

Easton, incorporated 1876, Grafton 1876. 

Eaton, granted 1766, Strafford 1771, Carroll 1841. 

Effingham, granted 1749, Strafford 1771, Carroll 1841. 

Ellsworth, granted 1769, Grafton 1771. 

Enfield, granted 1761, Grafton 1771. 

Epping, incorporated 174 1/2, Rockingham 1771. 



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Epsom, granted 1727, Rockingham 1771, Merrimack 1823. 

Errol, granted 1774, Grafton 1774, Coos 1805. 

Exeter, not granted or incorporated, Rockingham 1771. 

Farmington, incorporated 1798, Strafford 1798. 

FitzwiUiam, granted 1752, Cheshire 1771. 

Francestown, incorporated 1772, Hillsborough 1772. 

Franconia, granted 1764, Grafton 1771. 

Franklin, incorporated 1828, Merrimack 1828. 

Freedom, incorporated 1831, Strafford 1831, Carroll 1841. 

Fremont, incorporated 1764, Rockingham 1771. 

Gilford, incorporated 1812, Strafford 18 12, Belknap 1841. 

Gilmanton, granted 1727, Strafford 1771, Belknap 1841. 

Gilsum, granted 1752, Cheshire 1771. 

Goffstown, granted 1733/4, Hillsborough 1771. 

Gorham, granted 1770, Grafton 1771, Coos 1805, 

Goshen, incorporated 1791, Cheshire 1791, Sullivan 1827. 

Grafton, granted 1761, Grafton 1771. 

Grantham, granted 1761, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827. 

Greenfield, incorporated 1791, Hillsborough 1791. 

Greenland, incorporated 1721, Rockingham 1771. 

Greenville, incorporated 1872, Hillsborough 1872. 

Groton, granted 1761, Grafton 1771. 

Hampstead, incorporated 1749, Rockingham 1771. 

Hampton, granted 1635, Rockingham 1771. 

Hampton Falls, incorporated 1726, Rockingham 1771. 

Hancock, incorporated 1779, Hillsborough 1779. 

Hanover, granted 1761, Grafton 1771. 

Harrisville, incorporated 1870, Cheshire 1870. 

Hart's Location, granted 1772, Grafton 1772, Carroll 1841. 

Haverhill, granted 1763, Grafton 1771. 

Hebron, incorporated 1792, Grafton 1792. 

Henniker, granted 1735/6, Hillsborough 1 771, Merrimack 1823. 

Hill, granted 1753, Grafton 1771, Merrimack 1868. 

Hillsborough, granted 1735/6, Hillsborough 1771. 

Hinsdale, incorporated 1753, Cheshire 1771. 



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Holderness, granted 1751, Strafford 1771, Grafton 1782. 

Hollis, incorporated 1746, Hillsborough 1771. 

Hooksett, incorporated 1822, Hillsborough 1822, Merrimack 
1823. 

Hopkinton, granted 1735/6, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 
1823. 

Hudson, incorporated 1746, Hillsborough 1771. 

Jackson, incorporated 1800, Grafton 1800, Coos 1805, Carroll 
1841. 

Jaffrey, granted 1749, Cheshire 1771. 

Jefferson, granted 1765, Grafton 1771, Coos 1805. 

Keene, granted 1733, Cheshire 1771. 

Kensington, incorporated 1737, Rockingham 1771. 

Kilkenny, granted 1774, Grafton 1774, Coos 1805. 

Kingston, granted 1694, Rockingham 1771. 

Laconia, incorporated 1855, Belknap 1855. 

Lancaster, granted 1763, Grafton 1771, Coos 1805. 

Landaff, granted 1764, Grafton 1771. 

Langdon, incorporated 1787, Cheshire 1787, Sullivan 1827. 

Lebanon, granted 1761, Grafton 1771. 

Lee, incorporated 1766, Strafford 1771. 

Lempster, granted 1735/6, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827. 

Lincoln, granted 1764, Grafton 1771. 

Lisbon, granted 1763, Grafton 1771. 

Litchfield, granted 1729, Hillsborough 1771. 

Littleton, granted 1764, Grafton 1771. 

Livermore, incorporated 1876, Grafton 1876. 

Londonderry, granted 1722, Rockingham 1771. 

Loudon, incorporated 1773, Rockingham 1773, Merrimack 1823. 

Lyman, granted 1761, Grafton 1771. 

Lyme, granted 1761, Grafton 1771. 

Lyndeborough, granted 1735, Hillsborough 1771. 

Madbury, incorporated 1755, Strafford 1771. 

Madison, incorporated 1852, Carroll 1852. 

Manchester, granted 1735, Hillsborough 1771. 

Marlborough, granted 1752, Cheshire 1771. 



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Marlow, granted 1753, Cheshire 1771. 

Mason, granted 1749, Hillsborough 1771. 

Meredith, granted 1748, Strafford 1771, Belknap 1841. 

Merrimack, incorporated 1746, Hillsborough 1771. 

Middleton, granted 1749, Strafford 1771. 

Milan, granted 1771, Grafton 1771, Coos 1805. 

Milford, incorporated 1794, Hillsborough 1794. 

Millsfield, granted 1774, Grafton 1774, Coos 1805. 

Milton, incorporated 1802, Strafford 1802. 

Monroe, incorporated 1854, Grafton 1854, 

Mont Vernon, incorporated 1803, Hillsborough 1803. 

Moultonborough, granted 1763, Strafford 1771, Carroll 1841. 

Nashua, incorporated 1746, Hillsborough 1771. 

Nelson, granted 1752, Cheshire 1771. 

New Boston, granted 1735/6, Hillsborough 1771. 

New Durham, granted 1749, Strafford 1771. 

New Hampton, granted 1765, Strafford 1771, Belknap 1841. 

New Ipswich, granted 1735/6, Hillsborough 1771. 

New London, granted 1753, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 
1823. 

Newbury, granted 1753, Cheshire 1771, Hillsborough 1778, 
Merrimack 1823. 

Newcastle, incorporated 1693, Rockingham 1771. 

Newfields, incorporated 1849, Rockingham 1849. 

Newington, incorporated 1764, Rockingham 1771. 

Newmarket, incorporated 1727, Rockingham 1771. 

Newport, granted 1753, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827. 

Newton, incorporated 1749, Rockingham 1771. 

North Hampton, incorporated 1738, Rockingham 1771. 

Northfield, incorporated 1780, Rockingham 1780, Merrimack 
1823. 

Northumberland, granted 1761, Grafton 1771, Coos 1805. 

Northwood, incorporated 1773, Rockingham 1773. 

Nottingham, incorporated 1722, Rockingham 1771. 

Orange, granted 1769, Grafton 1771. 

Orford, granted 1761, Grafton 1771. 



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Ossipee, incorporated 1785, Strafford 1785, Carroll 1841. 

Pelham, incorporated 1746, Rockingham 1771, Hillsborough 
1824. 

Pembroke, granted 1728, Rockingham 1771, Merrimack 1823. 

Peterborough, granted 1737/8, Hillsborough 1771. 

Piermont, granted 1764, Grafton 1771. 

Pittsburg, incorporated 1840, Coos 1840. 

Pittsfield, incorporated 1782, Rockingham 1782, Merrimack 
1823. 

Plainfield, granted 1761, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827. 

Plaistow, incorporated 1749, Rockingham 1771. 

Plymouth, granted 1763, Grafton 1771. 

Portsmouth, granted 1631, Rockingham 1771. 

Randolph, granted 1772, Grafton 1772, Coos 1805. 

Raymond, incorporated 1764, Rockingham 1771. 

Richmond, granted 1735, Cheshire 1771. 

Rindge, granted 1736/7, Cheshire 1771. 

Rochester, incorporated 1722, Strafford 1771. 

Rollinsford, incorporated 1849, Strafford 1849. 

Roxbury, incorporated 18 12, Cheshire 1812. 

Rumney, granted 1761, Grafton 1771. 

Rye, incorporated 1726, Rockingham 1771. 

Salem, incorporated 1750, Rockingham 1771. 

Salisbury, granted 1736/7, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 1823. 

Sanbornton, granted 1748, Strafford 1771, Belknap 1841. 

Sandown, incorporated 1756, Rockingham 1771. 

Sandwich, granted 1763, Strafford 1771, Carroll 1841. 

Seabrook, incorporated 1768, Rockingham 1771. 

Sharon, incorporated 1791, Hillsborough 1791. 

Shelburne, granted 1769, Grafton 1771, Coos 1805. 

Somersworth, incorporated 1754, Strafford 1771. 

South Hampton, incorporated 1742, Rockingham 1771. 

Springfield, granted 1769, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827. 

Stark, granted 1774, Grafton 1774, Coos 1805. 

Stewartstown, granted 1770, Grafton 1771, Coos 1805. 

Stoddard, granted 1752, Cheshire 1771. 



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Strafford, incorporated 1820, Strafford 1820, 
Stratford, granted 1762, Grafton 1771, Coos 1805. 
Stratham, incorporated 1715/16, Rockingham 1771. 
Success, granted 1773, Grafton 1773, Coos 1805. 
Sullivan, incorporated 1787, Cheshire 1787. 
Sunapee, granted 1768, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827. 
Surry, incorporated 1769, Cheshire 1771. 
Sutton, granted 1749, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 1823. 
Swanzey, granted 1733, Cheshire 1771. 
Tamworth, granted 1766, Strafford 1771, Carroll 1841. 
Temple, granted 1750, Hillsborough 1771. 
Thornton, granted 1763, Grafton 1771. 
Tilton, incorporated 1869, Belknap 1869. 
Troy, incorporated 18 15, Cheshire 181 5. 
Tuftonborough, granted 1750, Strafford 1771, Carroll 1841. 
Unity, granted 1753, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827. 
Wakefield, granted 1749, Strafford 1771, Carroll 1841. 
Walpole, granted 1736, Cheshire 1771. 

Warner, granted 1735/6, Hillsborough 1771, Merrimack 1823. 
Warren, granted 1763, Grafton 1771. 

Washington, granted 1735/6, Cheshire 1771, Sullivan 1827. 
Waterville, incorporated 1829, Grafton 1829. 
Weare, granted 1735, Hillsborough 1771. 
Webster, incorporated i860, Merrimack i860. 
Wentworth, granted 1766, Grafton 1771. 
Wentworth Location, granted 1797, Grafton 1797, Coos 1805. 
Westmoreland, granted 1735/6, Cheshire 1771. 
Whitefield, granted 1774, Grafton 1774, Coos 1805. 
Wilmot, incorporated 1807, Hillsborough 1807, Merrimack 
1823. 
Wilton, granted 1749, Hillsborough 1771. 
Winchester, granted 1733, Cheshire 1771. 
Windham, incorporated 1 741/2, Rockingham 1771. 
Windsor, incorporated 1798, Hillsborough 1798. 
Wolfeborough, granted 1759, Strafford 1771, Carroll 1841. 
Woodstock, granted 1763, Grafton 1771. 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Abbott, Benjamin, HolHs, 1770 . 

Nathaniel, Concord, 1769 
Adams, David, Londonderry, 1768 

Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1769 
Appleton, Henry, Portsmouth, 1768 

Samuel, Portsmouth, 1769 . 
Askins, John, Winchester, 1768 . 
Atyoe, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1769 
Ayers, John, Jr., Portsmouth, 1770 

Bagley, Orlando, Kingston, 1770 
Barker, Benjamin, Pelham, 1769 

David, Boscawen, 1768 
Barrett, Benjamin, Hinsdale, 1769 
Beck, Caleb, Portsmouth, 1769 . 
Bennett, William, Portsmouth, 1767 
Berry, Joseph, Greenland, 1770 . 

Richard, Pepperelborough, Me., 1768 
Blair, Alexander, Manchester, 1768 
Blake, Daniel, Kensington, 1768 
Bogle, Martha, Peterborough, 1769 
Bowden, John, Exeter, 1767 
Boyes, Robert, Londonderry, 1768 
Brackett, Samuel, Rye, 1769 

Samuel, Jr., Rye, 1769 
Bradford, Dorcas, Portsmouth, 1769 
Branscomb, Simon, Newcastle, 1768 
Brown, Aaron, Charlestown, 1770 

Abraham, Hampton Falls, 1767 

Ephraim, South Hampton, 1768 

Samuel, Chester, 1767 . 
Bullard, Ebenezer, New Ipswich, 1768 



414 
302 
104 
257 
165 
277 

158 
279 
376 

371 
268 

87 
236 

304 
68 

338 
160 
146 

131 

302 

22 

125 
280 
279 
300 

157 
411 

43 
105 

81 
144 



XXll 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Burnham, John, Durham, 1769 . 

Samuel, Nottingham, 1768 
Butterfield, John, Goffstown, 1767 

Campbell, Robert, Halifax, N. S., 1768 
Carleton, Jeremiah, Lyndeborough, 1767 
Carter, Ezra, Concord, 1767. 
Challis, Philip, Newton, 1770 
Chapman, Martha, Greenland, 1768 
Chesley, Lemuel, Durham, 1769 . 
Churchill, John, Portsmouth, 1769 
Clark, Edward, Kittery, Me., 1768 
Cochran, John, Pembroke, 1769 . 
Cofran, John, Pembroke, 1768 
Colburn, Thomas, Hollis, 1767 
Collins, John, Jr., Windham, 1769 
Conn, Andrew, New Ipswich, 1771 
Connor, Benjamin, 1771 
Corser, William, Boscawen, 1768 
Cotton, Thomas, Portsmouth, 1768 

Ward, Hampton, 1769 . 
Crommett, Ebenezer, Durham, 1767 
Cummings, John Harrod, Hudson, 1768 
Currier, , 1769 

Eliphalet, Kingston, 1770 

Moses, Kingston, 1770 . 

Richard, South Hampton, 1767 
Gushing, Jonathan, Dover, 1769 . 
Cutter, Jonathan, 1770 . 

Davidson, Oliver, Lebanon, 1769 
Davis, , Hampstead, 1769 . 

Samuel, Jr., Madbury, 1771 
Dean, John, Exeter, 1768 

Thomas, Exeter, 1768 . 



316 

154 

19 

148 

14 
42 

371 

97 

222 

319 
104 
312 

155 

20 

213 

462 
479 

lOI 

85 

300 

22 

139 
299 

383 
396 

51 
297 

387 

323 
297 

463 
171 

87 



LIST OF ESTATES 



XXlll 



Dearborn, Peter, Jr., Chester, 1770 

Simon, Epping, 1767 
Demeritt, Samuel, Durham, 1770 
Dennett, Ephraim, Portsmouth, 1770 

WilHam, Portsmouth, 1768 . 
Drury, Caleb, Framingham, Mass., 1770 
Dunklee, Nathaniel, Monson, 1770 
Durgin, Jonathan, Durham, 1768 
Dustin, , 1768 .... 

Eastman, Joseph, Kingston, 1770 

Samuel, Hopkinton, 1770 

Samuel, Windham, 1770 
Eaton, Jonathan, Atkinson, 1770 
Edgerly, Samuel, Brentwood, 1768 
Elkins, Daniel, Nottingham, 1768 

Joseph, Kingston, 1767 
Elliot, William, Mason, 1768 
Erskine, John, Winchester, 1768 
Eve, Henry, Portsmouth, 1770 . 

Fairservice, Robert, Londonderry, 1770 
Ferguson, John, Pelham, 1769 
Ferrin, Jonathan, Newton, 1768 . 
Fifield, John, Kingston, 1769 
Flint, Edward, Plaistow, 1768 
Follansbee, Joshua, Salisbury, Mass., 1769 
Folsom, Nathan, Newmarket, 1768 
Foster, John, Pelham, 1770 
Fowler, Samuel, Jr., Hampton Falls, 1771 
Frain, John, Chester, 1767 
French, John, Atkinson, 1768 
Jonah, Keene, 1769 



444 
27 

445 
376 
120 

395 
406 

131 
104 

383 
405 
409 
419 

151 

147 
76 

154 
203 

458 

433 
259 
108 
231 
no 
295 
99 
386 
470 

39 
187 
227 



Gerrish, Paul, Madbury, 1764 



481 



XXIV 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Giles, Mark, Rochester, 1770 
Gilman, Caleb, Exeter, 1770 

Daniel, Jr., Exeter, 1767 

Israel, Newmarket, 1768 

Moses, Exeter, 1769 

Samuel, Exeter, 1769 
Godfrey, Isaac, East Kingston, 1768 
Gordon, Benjamin, Exeter, 1770 

Benoni, Fremont, 1769 . 

James, Boston, Alass., 1771 . 
Graves, Joseph, Durham, 1769 
Gray, Samuel, Amherst, 1770 
Greenough, Robert, Plaistow, 1767 
Gregg, David, Windham, 1768 
Gridley, Jeremiah, Boston, Mass., 1768 
Grout, John, Jaffrey, 1770 . 

Hall, Edward, Newmarket, 1770 
Jeremiah, Winchester, 1769 

Ham, Joshua, Dover, 1771 . 

Hanson, Humphrey, Dover, 1767 
James, Madbury, 1769 

Harvey, Thomas, Newton, 1768 

Healey, Stephen, Hampton Falls, 1770 

Heath, David, Salem, 1770 . 

Hicks, Joseph, Madbury, 1770 
Joshua, Salem, Mass., 1769 

Hilliard, Jonathan, Kensington, 1770 

Hilton, Theodore, Newmarket, 1769 

Holt, John, Wilton, 1770 

Home, William, Dover, 1767 

Hoyt, Benjamin, Thornton, 1770 
John, Portsmouth, 1768 
Micah, Newton, 1768 
Stephen, Hopkinton, 1767 



440 

437 
70 
124 
214 
256 
III 
401 
320 
476 
266 
435 
23 
144 

165 
450 

407 
236 
466 

24 
297 

187 

427 
422 

387 
230 

393 

255 

378 

81 

457 
195 
199 

64 



LIST OF ESTATES 



XXV 



Humphrey, William, Londonderry, 1768 
Hunt, Enoch, HolHs, 1768 . 
Huntress, Sarah, Portsmouth, 1768 

Jackson, Hannah, Madbury, 1769 
Jenness, Joshua, Hampton, 1768 
Jewett, Moses, Exeter, 1767 
Johnson, Phihp, Greenland, 1767 

Seth, Pelham, 1769 
Jones, Benjamin, Newcastle, Me., 1769 
Judkins, Joseph, Newmarket, 1770 

Kenney, James, Somersworth, 1769 
Kidder, Josiah, Monson, 1770 
King, Oliver, Salisbury, Mass., 1769 . 
Knight, John, Newington, 1770 . 
Kyle, John, Courage Brook, N. Y., 1769 



Ladd, Daniel, Brentwood, 1770 . 
Lamos, Nathaniel, Madbury, 1767 
Langdon, Joseph, Portsmouth, 1767 
Leavitt, John, Hampton, 1770 
Libby, Abraham, Epsom, 1767 
Long, Nathan, Chester, 1768 
Lord, John, Berwick, Me., 1769 

McBride, Sarah, Portsmouth, 1769 
McClure, William, Merrimack, 1769 
McCrillis, William, Nottingham, 1767 
Mcllvaine, William, Canterbury, 1769 
McKean, Robert, Amherst, 1768 
McNeil, John, Londonderry, 1767 
Magoon, Joseph, Kingston, 1767 
Marston, Caleb, Newmarket, 1770 
Mason, Joseph, Chichester, 1770 



149 
146 
150 

272 

148 

16 

50 

273 
289 

367 

278 
460 
298 
451 
314 

439 
28 

33 
375 

22 
161 
214 

330 
300 

66 

310 

166 

6 

60 

397 
436 



XXVI 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Merrill, Daniel, Atkinson, 1768 . 

Elias, Stratham, 1769 

Elias, Stratham, 1771 

Moses, Pembroke, 1767 
Miller, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1767 

Mary, Rochester, 1768 . 
Montgomery, Hugh, Windham, 1769 
Moore, James, Raymond, 1770 

, James, Pembroke, 1773 
Morrill, Jacob, 3d, Salisbury, Mass., i 
Morrow, John, Jr., Windham, 1767 
Morse, Oliver, Chester, 1770 

Norris, James, Epping, 1768 

Jonathan, Exeter, 1768 
Noyes, Ebenezer, Dover, 1767 

John, Bow, 1770 



770 



102 
301 

478 

79 
70 

155 
316 
436 
480 

435 

13 

406 

166 

120 

32 

410 



Ober, John, Salem, 1768 

Odiorne, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1768 



85 
196 



Page, Edmund, Plaistow, 1767 

John, Danville, 1767 

Samuel, Jr., Kensington, 1769 
Parsons, Stephen, Portsmouth, 1770 
Peaslee, James, Newton, 1770 

Nathan, Newton, 1768 
Pendexter, Edward, Portsmouth, 1768 
Perkins, Abraham, Durham, 1770 

Joshua, Dover, 1768 
Pevear, Nathaniel, Sandown, 1769 
Peverly, Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1769 
Philbrick, Benjamin, Exeter, 1769 

Daniel, Rye, 1768 . 

Martha, Exeter, 1770 



7 

51 

315 

356 
460 

185 
139 
422 
199 
290 
206 

325 

96 

416 



LIST OF ESTATES 



XXVll 



Phillips, John, Portsmouth, 1768. 

Sarah, Exeter, 1770 
Pickering, Joshua, Newington, 1767 
Piper, Thomas, Stratham, 1767 
Pitman, Susanna, Portsmouth, 1767 
Pollard, John, Plaistow, 1768 
Powers, Isaac, Nashua, 1768 

Whitcomb, Mason, 1769 

Rand, Richard, Rye, 1769 . 
Read, William, Litchfield, 1767 . 
Reid, Matthew, Londonderry, 1769 
Remick, Hannah, Portsmouth, 1767 
Ricker, George, Somersworth, 1769 
Robinson, David, Stratham, 1767 

Ephraim, Exeter, 1768 . 
Rollins, Thomas, Lee, 1768 . 
Rowe, Moses, Kensington, 1769 
Rowell, Aaron, Sandown, 1769 

John, Salem, 1771 . 
Russ, Thomas, Manchester, 1770 



187 

361 

3 
10 

32 
158 
189 
221 

288 
61 

233 

69 

270 

36 
190 

147 
282 
217 
479 
423 



Sanborn, Abraham, Hampton, 1770 

James, Hampton, 1767 . 

Josiah, Epping, 1770 
Sanders, Henry, Salem, 1769 
Sawyer, William, Newbury, Mass., 1768 
Scribner, Benjamin, Brentwood, 1769 
Servan, Richard, Portsmouth, 1767 . 
Seward, Benjamin, Portsmouth, 1769 

Giles, Somersworth, 1769 
Shackford, John, Portsmouth, 1767 . 
Shaw, Josiah, Hampton, 1770 
Sherburne, Henry, Portsmouth, 1767 

Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1769 



356 

19 
404 

332 

158 

329 

9 

281 

309 

40 

360 

5 

311 



XXVIU 



LIST OF ESTATES 



Nathaniel, Portsmouth, 1770 
Sherriff, George, Portsmouth, 1769 
Small, Edward, Durham, 1770 
Smith, Benjamin, Durham, 1769 

John, North Hampton, 1770 

Samuel, Durham, 1770 . 
Somersbee, Joseph, Atkinson, 1770 
Spencer, Jeremiah, Claremont, 1770 
Stevens, Hubbard, Durham, 1770 

Levi, Hampstead, 1768 . 

Moses, Jr., Plaistow, 1770 
Stewart, Samuel, Kingston, 1767 
Stickney, Jonathan, Pelham, 1769 
Stoneman, Mary, Portsmouth, 1770 
Storey, Andrew, Portsmouth, 1771 
Swan, Jeremiah, Peterborough, 1769 

Taggart, Patrick, Merrimack, 1769 

Martha, Merrimack, 1770 
Taylor, Benjamin, Stratham, 1767 
Ebenezer, 1770 
Matthew, Londonderry, 1770 
Thompson, James, 1771 
Tibbetts, Aaron, Rochester, 1770 
Tilton, John, Hampton Falls, 1769 
Titcomb, John, Dover, 1771 
Towle, Matthias, Epping, 1767 . 
Treadwell, Jacob, Portsmouth, 1770 
Trickey, Joshua, Newington, 1770 
True, John, Seabrook, 1770 . 
Tucker, Moses, New Ipswich, 1769 
Twombly, Samuel, Rochester, 1769 

Varney, Ezekiel, Dover, 1769 
Otis, Somersworth, 1769 
Stephen, Dover, 1771 



LIST OF ESTATES 



XXIX 



Wallace, Henry, Falmouth, Me., 1769 

William, Peterborough, 1767 
Ward, John, Kensington, 1768 
Watson, Dudley, Dover, 1770 
Waugh, William, Windham, 1770 
Weare, Meshech, Hampton Falls, 1769 
Wedgewood, David, North Hampton, 1770 
Wells, Thomas, Chester, 1768 
Wentworth, Benning, Portsmouth, 1769 
Weston, Daniel, Amherst, 1769 . 
Weymouth, Shadrach, Durham, 1769 
Wheeler, Benjamin, Jr., Salem, 1768 . 

Joseph, Durham, 1769 . 
Wheelwright, Jeremiah, Portsmouth, 1768 
Whidden, John, Greenland, 1769 

Samuel, Greenland, 1769 
Whiting, Caleb, New Boston, 1770 
Whittaker, Daniel, Atkinson, 1770 
Whittemore, Aaron, Pembroke, 1768 

Benjamin, Hudson, 1769 
Wilkins, Daniel, Amherst, 1770 . 

Mary, Amherst, 1769 
Wilson, Benjamin, Falmouth, Me., 1769 

Humphrey, Brentwood, 1769 

Robert, Chester, 1768 . 
Wingate, Moses, Portsmouth, 1768 
Woodman, Hilton, South Hampton, 1768 
Worthen, Ephraim, Concord, 1768 
Wyman, Thomas, Pelham, 1768 . 



328 
30 
150 
385 
457 
291 
380 
203 
306 
226 
269 
140 
288 
98 
228 

333 

394 
400 
132 
312 
395 
313 
299 
210 
141 
197 

115 
108 

150 



Young, Thomas, Newmarket, 1767 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



THOMAS YOUNG 1767 NEWMARKET 

In the name of God amen the Second Day of may anno Domini 
one thousand Seven hundred Sixty & Seven I thomas young of 
newmarket in the Province of newhampshire in new england 
Esq"" Being Sick & weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis I Give & bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah young 
all my part of the Griss mill Lamperel River to be to her During 
the whole of her natural Life & I give to my S<^ wife & her 
heirs & assigns for ever all my Live Stock of every kind (Except 
my young horse or Colt) and all my moveable Houshold Stuf 
of every kind (except my own Clothing or wairing apperal) and 
all my Ready Cash or Bills of Credet now in my possession 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son thomas young ]•■ the one 
moiety or half part of all my home Stead Plantation whereon I 
now Live Lying on the South Easterly Side of Pescasick River 
Containing about one hundred acres more or Less & the one 
moiety or half part of all my Salt mash & thatch Bed (excepting 
one acre that Lays on ye South westerly Side of Said mash & 
thatch Bed) to be to him my Said Son thomas young During y^ 
whole of his natural Life & no Longer & furthermore I give & 
bequeath to my Said Son thomas young & his heirs & assigns for 
ever all my Right & title in the town of newdurham — & the 
one half of all my Right to the Sawmill & mills priveledge Both 
to Lands & Streams on Both Side the River & the one half of the 
Right in Reversion to the Griss mill (that is to Say) to be to him 
after his mother's Decease and all my own Clothing for all parts 
of my Body or wairing apperil and also the one half of all the 
Debts Due to me from any person or persons whatsoever after all 
my Debts which I ow to any person and funeral Charges & 



2 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Lagacle or Lagacies be Justly paid by my Executor hereafter 
named & the Cost that my Executor Shall be at in Recovering 
the Said money be paid him that is to Say after the afore Said 
Deductions be made (the Remainder & neat Contents be Equally 
Divided between my Said Son thomas & my Son Joseph from 
time to time as my Executor Shall Receive the Same or any part 
thereof) & my whole Right in y^ town of Chatham 

Item I give and bequeath to my Grand Son John young (the 
Son of my Son thomas) & his heirs and assigns for ever all the 
other one moiety or half part of home Stead plantation which I 
have not given to his father the whole to be Equally Divided 
between them having Due Regard to the Quantity & Quallity 
thereof to be to the Said Son Emeadatly to & for his Improve- 
ment & Injoyment for ever and y one half of y^ Salt mash & 
thatch Bed Excepting one acre to be Left out on the South west 
Side thereof and after my Son thomas his Decease then to my 
Said Grand Son John young I give & bequeath all that one 
moiety or half part of my S'^ farm or homestead or plantation 
Salt mash & thatch Bed which I herein have given to S'' thomas 
to Injoy During his natural Life to be after his Said thomas 
youngs Decease to the Said John young & his heirs & assigns 
for ever and also my young horse or Colt & five pounds Lawfull 
money to be paid him by my Executor hereafter named out of 
the Estate I herein give him within five years after my Decease 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Joseph young his heirs & 
assigns forever all that tract of Land Containing about one hun- 
dred & forty acres now in his possession on y^ north west Side of 
pescasick River with the one half of the Sawmill & mills prive- 
ledges on Both Sides the River and the one half the Griss mill 
after his mother her Decease and one acre of Salt mash and 
thatch Bed Laying on the South west Side there of & Runs from 
y upland to y" Creek Carring an Equal Breadth So Broad as to 
Contain one acre of my mash & thatch Bed there & also give & 
bequeath to my Said Son Joseph young whome I Constitute and 
make & ordain my Sole Executor of this my Last will & testa- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3 

ment all and Singular y^ Remainder of my Estate either Real 
personal or mixt to be to him his heirs and assigns forever 

Thomas young 
[Witnesses] John Cooke, Jeremy Bryent, Walter Bryent. 
[Proved May 27, 1767.] 

[Bond of Joseph Young of Newmarket, innholder, with Walter 
Bryent of Newmarket and Nicholas Duda of Lee, gentleman, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, May 27, 1767, for the execution 
of the will; witnesses, Robert Parks, Henry Foss.] 



JOSHUA PICKERING 1767 NEWINGTON 

In the Name of God, Amen. I Joshua Pickering of Newington 
in the Province of New Hampshire Yeoman: being Infirm in 
Body * * * 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Joseph Pickering, his 
Heirs and Assigns two Pounds lawful money to be paid by 
Exec"" within two Years after my Death — 

Item I give to my Son Joshua Pickering his Heirs and Assigns 
the Sum of Twenty Pounds Lawful money to be paid by my 
Executor within two Years after my Decease 

Item. I give my Son Samuel Pickering five Shillings lawful 
money, I having given him already his Portion of my Estate — 

Item: I give and bequeath to my Son Daniel Pickering five 
Shillings lawful money, he having received his Portion before out 
of my Estate — 

Item: I give and bequeath to my Son John Pickering his 
Executors and Adminst" Twelve Pounds lawful money, to be 
paid out of my Estate by said Executor — 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Deborah Wife of 
Hubbard Stevens of Newington, her Executors and Adm" 



4 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

twelve Pounds ten shillings like money one half of Said Sum to 
be paid within one Year after my Death and the other half 
within two Years. Also I give Said Deborah one good Cow and 
one good feather Bed to be delivered by my Executor within a 
reasonable Time after my Death — 

Item I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Wife of Samuel Dee of 
Durham and to her Exec" and Adm" twelve Pounds ten shillings 
lawful money to be paid by my Executor the One half within one 
year after my Death and the other within two Years — 

Also I give her Said Elizabeth one good Cow and one feather 
Bed, to be delivered immediately after my Death — 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Pickering 
the sum of fifteen Pounds lawful money to be paid by my Exec 
within two Years after my Decease or on the Day of her Mar- 
riage, which shall first happen, I give her Said Sarah the Use of 
one half my Garden and the Use of one half my dwelling house, 
being the westerly end of my Said House also the Privilege of 
half my Cellar during the Time Said Sarah shall remain Sole 
Also I give Said Sarah One good Cow for her Benefit forever, 
and the Use of one good Horse (now worth twenty Dollars) to be 
kept and Supported on my Estate for the said Sarah's Use while 
she continues Sole, at the Cost of my Executor, and I give the 
said Sarah all my Household Furniture and Cloathing of Every 
kind (not already given away to others herein), two Hogs and all 
the Provision that shall be in my House at the Time of my De- 
cease; also I give Said Sarah Sufficient Firewood for one fire to 
be cut and haled to her Door by my Executors during Said 
Sarah's Single State and Six Sheep for her Benefit for ever, and 
to be kept on my farm for Said Sarah's Use while Sole — 

All the remainder, Rest and Residue of my Estate both real 
and personal I give bequeath and devise to my Son Ephraim 
Pickering before nam*^ and his Heirs and assigns for ever, to his 
and their only proper use & Benefit 

And I do hereby constitute and appoint the Said Ephraim 
Executor of this my last Will and Testament ratifying and con- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 5 

firming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 
fourth Day of May A Dom : 1 767 — 

his 
Joshua X Pickering 
mark 

[Witnesses] Rich'^ Downing, Wintrop Pickren, John Fabyans, 
James peavey. 

[Proved May 25, 1768.] 



HENRY SHERBURNE 1767 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Sherburne of Ports- 
mouth granted to Sarah Sherburne, widow. May 5, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 426.] 

[Bond of Sarah Sherburne, with Daniel Warner and John 
Sherburne, merchant, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum 
of £1000, May 5, 1767, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Jonathan Warner, Daniel Sherburne.] 

[Inventory, May, 1768; amount, £10,362. 5. 4><; mentions 
negroes Titus, Nero, and Caesar; signed by Samuel Penhallow, 
William Knight, and John Penhallow.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £3308. 5. 8H', ex- 
penditures, £1868. 3. 6J4', mentions support of Edward Sher- 
burne, Dorothy Sherburne, Nathaniel Sherburne, Jonathan 
Sherburne, Hannah Sherburne, Mary Sherburne, and Margaret 
Sherburne, minor children, from March 30, 1767, to April 20, 
1770; allowed April 27, 1770, except charges for support of chil- 
dren above seven years of age.] 

[Appeal of Sarah Sherburne, May i, 1770, from the decision of 
the probate court.] 



6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Sarah Sherburne, with Daniel Sherburne, merchant, 
as surety, both of Portsmouth, in the sum of £20, May 2, 1770, 
for the prosecution of her appeal; witnesses, Stephen Mead, 
Nathaniel Sherburne.] 

[Additional account of the administratrix; receipts, £332. 
I. 2^; expenditures, £705. 13. 7K; dated July 31, 1782.] 



JOHN McNEIL 1767 LONDONDERRY 

In y name of God amen I John MacNeal formerly of Derif*^ 
now residing in L-Derry in y^ ProV" of N. Hamp''^ Yeoman 
being in good health of body & mind (praise be to God for it) but 
being aged and frail * * * 

Item I empower my Exac" to sell or not to sell my Right of 
land in Canterbury with my Farm at Brimfield and my other 
real Estate I shall die possess'd of as they shall judge it most for 
the advantage of my Heirs 

Item I order that in case any of my Sons Nehemiah or Daniel 
or any of my sons in law Shall bring up a Son born of any of my 
three D" viz Mary Marion or Cristian to learning at their own 
proper charge so as that he is judged fit to enter Colledge that 
in that case my estate shall be subjected to the supporting said 
grand son at colledge till his education is finished 

And in case two or more of my sons or sons in law shall bring 
up a son to learning at their own proper charge as above that 
then my Estate shall be equaly divided among my grandsons so 
educated in order to the finishing of their Education 

Item I order that if there be any part of my Estate remain- 
ing when the Educ" of my Grandson or sons is completed that 
the said remainder be divided in equal shares among the rest of 
my child" or their Heirs 

Item I Appoint my trusty and beloved Friends and Cousins 
The Rev^ David Macgregore of Lon'"*' & his Bro'' M"" James 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 7 

Macgregore the joint Exac. of this my Will and I do utterly 
revoke and dissallow of all other Wills and declare this to be my 
last will & Tes* In testimony of w"^ I do hereunto set my my 
hand and seal this lo*'^ Day of May one Thous^ seven Hund^ & 
Sixty Seven 

John M^'Neill 

[Witnesses] John IM'^Keen, Robert Macgregore, Maryann 
M "gregore. 

[Filed July 27, 1768, "but disallowed for Inconsistency & no 
Gift to any Child."] 

[Administration granted to Daniel McNeil of Derryfield, 
gentleman, July 2j, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 218.] 

[Bond of Daniel McNeil of Derryfield, with Eliphalet Daniels, 
gentleman, and James Dwyer, innholder, both of Portsmouth, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, July 27, 1768, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, Samuel Hale, Joseph Moulton.] 

[Inventory, attested Oct. 28, 1768; amount, £41. 7. o; signed 
by John Stark and James McCalley.j 



EDMUND PAGE 1767 PLAISTOW 

In the name of God, Amen, I Edmund Page of Plastow in the 
Province of New-Hampshire in New England Husbandman, 
being under bodily weakness, * * * 

Imprimis, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Abigail 
Page the use and improvement of one half of my house and barn, 
and the use and improvement of the one half of my lands lying in 
plastow, so long as she remains my widow. I likewise give to my 
wife all my stock, and all my household goods and movebles in 



8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

the house for her to dispose of in way and manner she shall 
think proper. 

Item, I give to my beloved son David Page twelve shillings 
lawfull money besides what I have already given him, to be 
payed in one year after my Decase by my Executors hereafter 
named — 

Item I give to my beloved son Jesse Page the one half of my 
dwelling House and the one half of my Barn. I likewise give him 
the one half of all my lands lying in Plastow in quantity and 
quallity to come into the possession of them at my Decease. 
I likewise give him the one half of my lands in Hopkentown that 
I shall not otherwise dispose of in this my will, likewise I give 
him the one half of my right in Perries Town so called in quan- 
tity and quallity. 

Item I give to my beloved son William Page, my Right of 
Land in Dunbarton. I likewise give him all of my Eighty acre 
Lot and medow Lot that is not included in Bows Claim, in Hop- 
kentown I likewise give him twenty Spanish milH Dollars to be 
payed him by my Executor hereafter named in one year after 
my Decease. 

Item I give to my beloved son Jeremiah Page the one half of 
my Dwelling House and the one half of my Barn I likewise give 
him the one half of all my Land lying in plastow to come into the 
possession of them upon my wives Decease or upon her marrige 
again. I likewise give him my Lands in Hopkentown that I 
have not already disposed of in this my will I likewise give him 
the one half of my Right of land in Perries town so call'd, in 
quantity and quallity. 

Item I give to my beloved Daughter Deborah Kelly, wife of 
Joshua Kelly twenty Spanished milled Dollars besides what I 
have already given her to be payed in one year after my Decease 
by my Executors here after named. 

Item I appoint ordain and constitute my beloved Sons Jesse 
Page and Jeremiah Page to be Executors of this my last will to 
pay out the above mentioned Legacies and to pay all my Just 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 9 

Debts and funeral Charges, to whom I give all my Husbandry- 
Implements to whom I likewise give all my money and Debts 
due to me by Bonds, Bills, notes. Debts and accounts whatever 
And I do ratify and confirm this to be my last will and Testa- 
ment revoking all others. In witness whereof I have hereunto set 
my hand and Seal this twenty Eighth Day of may 1767 and in 
the Seventh year of his Aiajesties Reign George the third, &c 

Edmund Page 

[Witnesses] Benj^ Little Ju% Joseph Little, Henry True. 
[Proved Sept. 28, 1768.] 

[Bond of Jesse Page of Atkinson, yeoman, with Benjamin Lit- 
tle, Jr., and Joseph Little, yeoman, both of Hampstead, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Sept. 28, 1768, for the execution of 
the will; witnesses, Joseph Moulton, Samuel Hale.] 



RICHARD SERVAN 1767 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen. I, Richard Servan of Portsm" in 
the Province of New Hampshire in New England, Cooper Being 
Weak in Body * * * 

Item — I give & bequeath to my Honor'd Mother M" Mar- 
garet Jose Forty Pounds Lawful Money, to be paid her by my 
Overseer hereafter mentioned — the whole or in part, as may be 
most Beneficial for her support. — & also all my Houshold 
Furniture whatsoever as Chairs, Tables &c^ — & also two Guns 
— but if any of these Materials shou'd Remain undisposed of 
at her decease. Then in that Case, I bequeath the same to M' 
Ebenezer Odiorne Chair-maker 

Item — I give & bequeath to my Hon<i Grand Mother M" 
Christian Hixson, Fifteen Pounds Sterl^ with the Interest that 
is or shall be due thereon, & which is Owing to me from my Uncle 
Joseph Hixson by an Instrument under his Hand 



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Item — I give to my Brother Ebenezer Jose, my Blue Coat, 
& my Buff knit Waist Coat & Breeches, to be from time to time 
given him as our Mother may think Proper & Convenient. 

Item — I give to my Brother Michael Dennis Jose my Silver 
Watch when of the Age of Twenty One years, or Sooner, at the 
Discretion of my Executor & Overseer & my Silver Shoe & Knee 
Buckles. 

My Will is that my Great Coat & Surtout Coat be disposed of 
at the discretion of my mother 

My Stock & Tools in the Cooper's Business; my Will is, that 
they should be sold at the discretion of my Executor & Overseer 

And I do hereby appoint & Ordain my Friend M"" Ebenezer 
Odiorne, of Portsmouth afores'^ Chair-maker, Sole Executor of 
this my Will, And I also Appoint Theodore Atkinson J"" Esq'" 
Overseer thereof, to whom my will is that my Executor aforesaid 
shou'd be from time to time Accountable for all such Money & 
Effects As he my said Executor may Receive & Pay the Same 
into his my said Overseers Hands, & he the said Overseer to Pay 
it over to the Legatees (for their necessary Supply's) in this my 
Will mentioned 

And the Residue of my Estate of what kind soever, which shall 
remain in my said Overseer's Hands after the decease of my said 
Mother & Grand mother, I bequeath to my Friend M"" Ebenezer 
Odiorne afores'^ 

Richd Servon 

[Witnesses] Hall Jackson, Eph Ham, William Ferriman. 
[Proved June 24, 1767.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £98. 17. 11, personal estate; 
expenditures, £117. o 5; allowed March 4, 1770.] 



THOMAS PIPER 1767 STRATH AM 

The Last Will and Testament of Thomas Piper of Stratham in 
the Province of Newhampshire husbandman made the twenty 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 1 

ninth Day of may anno domini 1767 being weak and Infirm of 
body * * * 

Imprimes I Give and Devise unto my well beloved wife 
Tabitha Piper the use of my Dweling house I now Live in i allso 
Give her my horse I allso Give her the Intrust of three hundred 
pounds During her Natuerl Life I allso give her all the hard 
money I leve I allso give her the emprovement of one third Part 
of my farm And Stock at Stratham During her naturl Life 

Item I Give and Devise unto my son Stephen Piper to him his 
heirs and assigns all my Land in Stratham being by Estamation 
seventy acres be the same more or Less with the buildings with 
All the prevlegses thareunto belonging I also give him fifteen 
pounds Lawfull money of the provnce of Newhmpshire he allow- 
ing his mother the Emprovement of one third part of Land and 
Stock During her naturl Life and also paying my funerl Expence 
and The Legacises given to the severl Persons hereafter men- 
tioned 

Item I Give and Devise unto my Son Thomas Piper to him his 
heirs and assigns thirteen acers of Land I bought of the Thustens 
beginning at the Southesterly corner at a ston in the cornnor of 
the fence Runing 38 Degres wast to the lower part of a ledg of 
Rocks then Runing south 42 degreas >^ west 44 Rods and four 
feet to a white Ock and stone standing on the westerly sid of 
the Land that wase formerly m'' Moses Gelmans Land then 
Running northwesterly fifty seven Rods to a hemlock stump 
that wase the northest corner of The s'* moses Gelmans Land 
then Runing from s'^ hemlock stump estnorthest abought fifty 
one or two Rods on the Land I bought of m'" Caleb Gilman and 
then to the Bounds furst menteoned I allso Give him my selver 
shou Buckels and knee Buckels I allso Give him all my wareing 
apparil I allso Give him my Lum and Weving gears and my gun 

Item I Give and Devise unto my son Jonathan Piper to him 
his heirs and assigns my house and Land in Exeter Town with 
all the Preveleges thareunto belonging 

Item I give unto my Daughter Patience Wiggen fifty shillings 



12 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

lawfull money of the provence of Newhampshire to be payd her 
by my son Stephen Piper 

Item I Give and Devise unto Daughter Phebe Page half of 
one half of one acre of Salt marsh that I bought of her husbend 
Joseph Page I allso Give her four Pounds and teen shillings Law- 
full money of the Province of Newhampshir to be payd her by 
my son Stephen Piper 

Item I Give unto my daughter Abigail Hill seven pounds 
Lawfull money of the Province of Newhampshire 

Item I Give unto my Grand son Henry Young four pounds 
teen shillings lawfull money of the Province of Newhampshire 
if he Leves to the age of twenty one years if not then the five 
pounds Lawfull money to be payd To his mother 

Item I Give unto my three Daughters Patience Wiggen 
Phebe Page Abigail Hill all my household furnetuer but one bad 
and bading which I Give unto my grand Dauter Sarah Page 

I allso Give unto my three Daughters all the hard money that 
my wife and I leave at our Decese 

Item I Give unto my grand Daughter Mehetebel Wicher fifty 
pounds old tenor equel to fifty shillings Lawfull money of the 
Province of Newhampshir to be payd her by my son Stephen 
Piper 

Item I Give unto my grand Daughter Tabitha Wiggen five 
Shillings Lawfull money to be payd her by my son Stephen 
Piper 

Item I Give unto my grand Daughter Sarah Page one f ether 
Bead and beading my son Stephen Piper Paying The Legeses 
above mentened 

Finelly I Do appint my son Stephen Piper sole Executor of 
this my Last Will and Testament as witnest my hand and Seal 
the Day and year first withen written 

Thomas Piper 

[Witnesses] Jacob Wiggin, Moses Edgerley, Eliphlett Wiggin. 
[Proved Oct. 28, 1767.I 

[Inventory, Nov. 24, 1767; amount, £760. 7. 4^; not signed.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 3 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £io6. 3. i >^; expenditures, 
£62. 7. i; allowed July 6, 1770.] 



JOHN MORROW, JR. 1767 WINDHAM 

In the Name of god amen I John Morrow j' of Windham within 
the province of Newhampshire in New England Yeoman : Being 
Sick & Indisposed in Body * * * 

Item my Will is that my Derly Beloved Wife Elizabeth Mor- 
row shall have and Enjoy out of my personall Estate all the Bed- 
ing and household furniture that I had with her when we were 
married and Like wise the two Cows I had with her at the time 
afore s^ 

Item my Will is that my Real Estat in Litchfield be Sold By 
my Exa°" as Soon as Convenient oppertunity will offer and as 
my Exa°" Shall judge Convenient; provided Charles Mellen from 
whom I purchased the Same Shall give me my heirs Exa°" or 
admi°" a good and Lawfull Deed free of all Incumbrances and 
allso the Remander of my personall Estate Exclusif of what I 
Before Bequeathed to my Beloveed Wife and also Exclusef of my 
Body Clouths and the Remender of the money they may be 
Sold for put to Intrest after all my just debts is paid for the use 
& Benefite of my Doughter jean a Child : But if the s^ Charls 
Mellen Do not make out and give a Lawfull and Clear Deed to 
me or my heirs Exa" or administrators against the first Day of 
Next Sep*"" as he hath Bound him Self to me in a Bond then my 
Will is that my Exa°" Shall make Seal of that part of the farm 
that s*^ Mellen Lives on in Londonderry which I hold by a Deed 
and the money of s*^ farm with the Benefite of the afore men- 
tioned Bond put to Intrest for the Benefite of my Child Before 
mentioned 

Item my will is that my Exa" Shall give the afore s*^ Charls 
Mellen a Lawfull Deed of y' part of his farm in Londonderry 
which I hold by the afores** Deed ; against the first of Next Sep'" 



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provided he give to me my heirs Exa" or admini" a Lawfull 
Deed of my farm in Litchfield : or other wise make good the 
Ninety Nine pound Mentioned in the afore s*^ Bond 

Item my Will is y' all my Wearring apperral Exclusef of my 
Silver Buckles: be given to my two Brothers Allex*^"" and James 
Morrow Each of them an Equal Share but my Buckels I Be- 
queath to my Beloved Wife 

Item My Will is that my father John Morrow may Be ap- 
pointed Gaurdain for my Child untill Shee a Rive at the age of 
fourteen years he Comploying to give Bonds to the Court of 
probat as the Law Derects and that he Recive the money from 
my Exa°" for the use of my Child as Soon as they have Setteled 
my Estate and mad Return to y^ Court and I Do hereby Con- 
stitute Nominate and appoint my good frends Sam^' Morison & 
jam^ Gillmoor Bouth of Windham afores*^ Exa°" of this my Last 
will and testament Ratifying and Confirming this and Now other 
to be my Last will and testament in witness wherof I have here 
unto Sett my hand and Seall this first Day of June and in the 
Seventh year of his Majesties Rigne anno Domi: 1767 

John morrow 

[Witnesses] Alexander Park, Jonathan Thomson, James 
morrow. 

[Proved Sept. 30, 1767.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 7, 1767; amount, £158. 16. 4. 3; signed by 
Alexander Ritchie and Gain Armour.] 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £115. 15. 9, personal es- 
tate; expenditures, £125. 4. o^; allowed Feb. 26, 1778.] 



JEREMIAH CARLETON 1767 LYNDEBOROUGH 

In The Name of God Amen — I Jeremiah Carleton of Lynd- 
borough in The Province of New Hampshire in New England 
Yeoman Being in Reasonable Health of Body * * * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 15 

I Give to my well Beloved Wife Eunice my whole Dwelling 
House together with the Cellar Under the Same, with one Third 
part of my real Estate to be set of at the North End of the Lotts 
No. 33, & 34, Together with the Barn, and all my moveable 
within Doors she to have the Sole use & Improvement of the 
Same so long as She lives — 

I Give to my Son Osgood The sum of five Shillings Lawful 
Money 

I Give to my Son Jeremiah The Sum of Five Shillings Lawful 
money 

I Give to My other Children viz Mary, Timothy, David Abi- 
gail & Ebenezer The remaing Part of my Estate to have Equal 
Shares saving that Mary have But half so much as one of the 
other 

I Do Appoint Ordain & Constitute John Stevenson of Said 
Lyndborough Gentleman & My Wife Eunice to Be my Sole 
Executors of This my last Will & Testament And Furthermore 
my Will is That these my Executors See this my last Will & 
Testament perform'd in form as above — 

In Testimony that This is my last Will & Testament I have 
hereunto sett my hand & Seal this Tenth Day of June in the 
Seventh Year of our Lord the King annoq: Domini 1767 

Jeremiah Carleton 

[Witnesses] Ephraim Putnam, John Carkin, Sewall Goodridge. 
[Proved June 29, 1768.] 

[Inventory, March 15, 1768; amount, £90. 10. 11; signed 
by Ephraim Putnam, Melchizedek Bofifee, and Benjamin 
Cram.] 

[Consent of the heirs, Oct. 14, 1769, to the sale of the estate as 
a whole; signed by Timothy Carleton, David Carleton, Abigail 
Carleton, Ebenezer Carleton, Osgood Carleton, Jeremiah Carle- 
ton, and IVIary Batchelder.] 



1 6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

MOSES JEWETT 1767 EXETER 

In The Name of God amen This 13*^ Day of June anno Domini 
1767 : 1 Moses Jewett of Exeter in the Province of Newhampshire 
yeoman being but Week of bodey * * * 

first I Give & bequeave unto my beloved wife Marthay and 
to her Desposel for Ever all my Housel Stuf within Dores & allso 
I give unto my Said wife During her naturall Life the full one 
Third Part of all my Stock of Cattle horses Sheep & Swine after 
my Just Debts furnall charges are paid & Likewise I Give unto 
my Said wife During the Teirm above mentioned The full one 
Third Part of all my Real Estate viz the full one Third Part of 
my Dwelling House & barn and Lands according to Quantity & 
Quality be the Same more or Less Lying and being in the Town 
Ship of Exeter 

Iti™ I Give to my Son John Jewett Three Sheep & three Lambs 
and allso I Give to my Said Son John one note of hand which I 
have against my Said Son John Dated December the 8'^ 1761 
my Said Son having Rec^ the greatest Part of his Porsesion 
allreadey 

Iti"" I Give unto my Son Jedadiah Jewett Fifteen Pounds 
Lawfull money and to be Paid to my Executor mentioned in this 
my Last Will when my Said Son Jedadiah arives at the age of 
Twenty one years my Said Son having ReC* the greatest Part of 
his Porsisition all Readey 

Iti'" I Give unto my Son Moses Jewett Forty Pounds Lawfull 
money and to be Paid to my Said Son moses when he arrives at 
the age of Twenty one years by my Executor here after men- 
tioned in This my Last will 

Iti"" I Give unto my Son Daved Jewett forty Pounds Lawfull 
money & to be Paid to my Said Son Daved when he Shall arive 
The age of Twenty one years by my Executor hereafter men- 
tioned in this my Last Will 

Iti'" I Give unto my Son Jonathan Jewett Forty Pounds 
Lawfull money & to be Paid to my Said Son Jonathan when he 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 17 

Shall arive at the age of Twenty one years by my Executor here- 
after mentioned in this my Last Will 

Iti'" I Give unto my Daughter Mary Connor Six Shillings 
Lawfull money & to be Paid to her in five years after my Decease 
by my Executor here after named in this my Last will my Said 
Daughter having Rec'ved the greatest Part of her Portisian all 
readery before marrage 

Iti'" I Give unto my Daughter Eunices Twenty Five Pounds 
Lawfull money & to be paid in Such Housel Stufe as She Shall 
Chuse at Cash Prise by my Executor here after mintioned in this 
my Las will when She arives at the age of Eighteen years or on 
marrage Day which shall first happen 

Iti™ I Give unto my Daughter Marthy Twenty five Pounds 
Lawful money & to be Paid to her in Such Housel Stuf as Shee 
Shall Chuse at Cash Price by my Executor here after mentioned 
in this my Last Will when She arive at The age of Eighteen 
years or marrage which Shall first happen 

Iti™ I Give unto my five youngest Sons vz Samuell Jedediah 
moses David & Jonathan all my Wearing apparill be the same 
more or Less Equaley to be Devided between them at the Dis- 
creetion of there mother 

Iti"" my Will is That my Three youngest Sons vz Moses 
David & Jonathan be put out to good Trades when they arive 
at the age of fourteen years & further more my Will is That if 
any of my Children now under age Die before There Legecey 
becom Due That there Share be Equally Divided to and among 
my Said Children now under age 

Iti"" I Give unto my Son Samuell Jewett and to his heirs and 
assings for Ever all my Lands & buildings be the Same more or 
Less Lying & being in the Township of Exeter Caled my whome 
steed where I now Live Containing about one hunderd & Twelve 
acres it being all that Land which I Purchased of Philip Connor 
and Mark Jewett & all my other Real Estat not Pertuckalery 
mentioned my Said Son Samuell to Come into Porssition Thereof 
at my Decease Excepting what Priviledge I have given to his 



1 8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

mother in my Real Estate and that at her Decease & allso I Give 
to my Said Son Samuell all my Personall Estate not all readey 
Disposed off in this my Last Will my Said Son Sam^' Paying all 
my Just Debts furnall Charges & the Legacies as I have ordered 
in this my Last Will 

Lastly I Do hereby Constitute & appoint my Son Samuell 
Jewett to be Sole Executor * * * 

his 

Moses X Jewett 

mark 

[Witnesses] Daniel Smith, John Robinson Juner, Theo* Smith. 
[Proved July 29, 1767.] 

[Warrant, July 29, 1767, authorizing Theophilus Smith and 
Daniel Smith, yeoman, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 25, 1767; amount, £524. 2. 3; signed by 
Theophilus Smith and Daniel Smith.] 

[Guardianship of Moses Jewett, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Moses Jewett of Exeter, granted to Jonathan 
Connor, Jr., of Exeter, yeoman, Dec. 30, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 46.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Connor, Jr., with Jacob Tilton as surety, 
both of Exeter, yeomen, in the sum of £500, Dec. 30, 1767, for 
the guardianship of Moses Jewett; witness, William Parker.] 

[Guardianship of David Jewett, minor, aged more than 14 
years, granted to Jonathan Connor March 29, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 367.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Connor, Jr., of Exeter, with Joseph Prescott 
of Exeter, yeoman, and James Pickering of Epping, husbandman, 
as sureties, in the sum of £300, March 29, 1769, for the guardian- 
ship of David Jewett; witnesses, none.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I9 

JAMES SANBORN 1767 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen I James Samborn of Hampton in the 
Province of Newhampshire husbandman being aged * * * 

Itam I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Esther Samborn 
an honarable maintainance out of my Estate dureing the term 
thet She Shall remain my widdow — 

I Do moreover give to my above Named wife all the other 
Profits and improvement of my Estate Real & Personal untill 
my Son James Samborn is twenty & one years old Provided 
nevertheless if She my above named wife shall after being a 
widdow be married to another man She is neither to have nor 
receive none of those other improvemens nor Profites — 

Itam I give & Devise to my Son James Sanborn all my estate 
both Real & Personal and all my household goods & all my 
uttensells or tools for husbandry work as Cart Plow Chains &c 

Lastly I Do apoint my wife Esther & Josiah Shaw to be my 
Sole Executers to this my Last will & testement & I Do hereby 
revoke all other wills & testements by me heretofore made in 
witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal this Six- 
teenth day of June annoqui Dommini one thousand Seven hun- 
dred & Sixty Seven & in the Seventh year of his majistys Reign 

James Samborn 

[Witnesses] Jonathan Shaw, John Taylor, John Fogg. 
[Proved May 25, 1768.] 

[Bond of Esther Sanborn and Josiah Shaw, with John Taylor, 
Jr., and John Fogg as sureties, all of Hampton, in the sum of 
£500, May 25, 1768, for the execution of the will; witnesses, 
Richard Cutts Shannon, Joseph Moulton.] 



JOHN BUTTERFIELD 1767 GOFFSTOWN 

[Administration on the estate of John Butterfield of Gofifs- 
town granted to Phoebe Butterfield June 18, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 6.] 



20 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Phoebe Butterfield, with Daniel Kendall, gentleman, 
and James Russell, yeoman, both of Litchfield, as sureties, in the 
sum of £400, June 18, 1767, for the administration of the estate 
of her husband, John Butterfield; witnesses, Samuel Parker, 
James Underwood.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 22, 1767; amount, £311. 15. 6; signed by 
James Underwood and William Read.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £191. 14. 4, personal 
estate; expenditures, £240. 19. o^i; mentions "Maintenance of 
2 Children under Seven years of age"; allowed Sept. 27, 1770.] 



THOMAS COLBURN 1767 HOLLIS 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Colburn of HoUis 
granted to his widow, Esther Colburn, June 18, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 461.] 

[Bond of Esther Colburn, with Jonas Flagg, gentleman, and 
Ebenezer Kendall, yeoman, as sureties, all of Hollis, in the sum of 
■£500) June 18, 1767, for the adminstration of the estate of her 
husband, Thomas Colburn of Hollis, yeoman ; witnesses, William 
Brooks, Sarah Blood.] 

[Inventory, May 27, 1767; amount, £261. 12. o; signed by 
Stephen Ames, Amos Lamson, and Ebenezer Kendall.] 

[Warrant, April 6, 1781, authorizing William Reed, William 
Brooks, Daniel Emerson, William Cummings, gentlemen, and 
Joseph Leslie, yeoman, all of Hollis, to divide the real estate.] 

[Report of committee, April 12, 1782, that the real estate can- 
not be divided among the children, and appraising it at £200; 
signed by William Read, William Brooks, and Joseph Leslie.] 

[Bond of James Colburn, husbandman, oldest son, with Jonas 
Fl3.gg, gentleman, and Wilder Chamberlain, husbandman, as 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 21 

sureties, all of Hollis, in the sum of £400, Jan. 28, 1785, for the 
payment of their shares to his brothers and sisters, Hannah 
Campbell, wife of John Campbell, Ruth Campbell, wife of 
Jonas Campbell, John Colburn, minor, and Thomas Colburn, 
minor; witnesses, David Burge, Samuel Chamberlain, Jr.] 



MATTHIAS TOWLE 1767 EPPING 

In the Name of God Amen the twenty Second Day of June 
Anno Domini 1767, I Matthias towl of Eppin in y® Province of 
New Hampshire Husbandman, being week in Body * * * 

Imprimis I give and Bequeath to my well beloved wife 
Hannah towl one third Part of all my Real Estate for and During 
her Natureal Life, Itm: I give and bequeath to my two Sons 
Solomon towl and Jennes towl and to their Heirs and assigns for 
ever all my Rael Estate and to be equeally Devided between 
them according to Quantity and Quality Itm: I give and be- 
queath to my Daughter moley towl five Pounds Lawful money 
and a Cow and to be Paid by my Son Solomon towl as Soon as 
he Shall arrive to the age of twenty one years Itm. I give and 
bequeath to my Daughter Hannah towl five Pounds Lawful 
money and a Cow and to be Paid by my Son Jennes towl as Soon 
as he Shall arive to the age of twenty one years — 

and as my Personal Estate is not above mentioned, it is my 
will that all my Parsonal Estate except my house hold goods 
Shall be Sold by my Executerix to Pay the Debts as far as they 
will Answre 

Itm; I Likewise give to my well beloved wife all my house 
hold goods for the use and Benefit of her self and my Children : 
I do Constetute and appoint my well beloved wife Hannah towl 
to be my Executerix * * * 

his 
Matthias X towl 
mark 



22 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



[Witnesses] Joseph Prescot, Elias Philbrick, Abraham Perkins. 
[Proved May 25, 1768.] 



JOHN BOWDEN 1767 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of John Bowden of Exeter, 
joiner, granted to John Mead June 24, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 461.] 

[Bond of John Mead of Newmarket, cordwainer, with Walter 
Bryent of Newmarket and Ichabod Whidden of Lee, yeoman, 
as sureties, in the sum of £ioo, June 24, 1767, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, WiUiam Parker, Jr., WiUiam 
Vaughan.] 

[Inventory, July 6, 1767; amount, £92, 14. 3; signed by Joseph 
Young and Trueworthy Durgin, Jr.] 



EBENEZER CROMMETT 1767 DURHAM 

[Guardianship of James Crommett and Ebenezer Crommett, 
aged less than 14 years, children of Ebenezer Crommett of 
Durham, granted to Elizabeth Crommett, widow, June 24, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 460.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Crommett, with Joshua Crommett, hus- 
bandman, and Francis Aiathes, yeoman, as sureties, all of 
Durham, in the sum of £200, June 24, 1767, for the guardianship 
of James Crommett and Ebenezer Crommett; witnesses, Robert 
Parks, William Parker, Jr.] 



ABRAHAM LIBBY 1767 EPSOM 

[Administration on the estate of Abraham Libby of Epsom 
granted to Joseph Libby of New Durham, yeoman, June 25, 
1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 460.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 23 

[Bond of Joseph Libby, with Ephraim Holmes of Barrington, 
yeoman, and Walter Bryent, Jr., of Newmarket as sureties, in 
the sum of £100, June 25, 1767, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, George Boyd, William Parker, Jr.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £40. 4. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £25. 17. o; allowed Sept. 6, 1769.] 



ROBERT GREENOUGH 1767 PLAISTOW 

In the Name of God Amen the thirtieth Day of June 1767 I 
Robert Greenough of Plastow in the Province of New Hampshire 
in New England Shoe-maker * * * 

Impimis I give & Bequeath to Edner my Dearly beloved wife 
the free use of that Spot of Land before my Door we now Im- 
prove for a garden & the free use of one third of my Dwelling 
House with the Privileges belonging to the same as Cellars & 
ovens (giving Liberty that my Daughter Hephzibah Shall live 
with her in my said house During her unmarried State) also I 
give to my said wife two cows & three Sheep & Kept for her 
winter & Summer that is to have the Profit or Encrease of the 
said Cows & Sheep year by year also I give her Eight bushels of 
Indian Corn four bushels of Rye one hundred weight of Pork 
forty weight of Beef Six bushels of Potatoes two bushels of tur- 
nips half bushel of Beans one third of the apples two Berrils 
Cyder one bushel malt also four cord wood & ten Pound of 
comb'd flax all the above said articles to be Perform'd & given 
her year by year by my Executor at her house So long as She 
Shall live my widow Likewise I give unto my said wife the 
whole of my Housel Stuff During her Natural Life then to be 
Divided Equaly among my Daughters 

Item I give to my well beloved Daughter Hiphzibah Green- 
ough Eighteen pounds Lawfull money with Liberty to live in 
my House with her mother so long as she shall live unmarried 



24 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give to my well beloved Son Moses Greenough all my 
Real & Personal Estate but what I have otherwise Disposed of in 
this will whom I Likewise Constitute make & ordain my Execu- 
tor of this my Last will <Sr testament to Perform and give to my 
wife & his mother year by year according to the Direction above 
said & to pay all my Legacies & Just Debts & the funeral Charges 
for me & my wife if She Dies my widow 

Item I give to my well beloved Daughter Edner Preston twelve 
Shillings Lawfull money in addition to what I have already 
given her 

Item I give to my well beloved Son Richard Greenough thirty 
Pounds Lawfull money & one yoak of Stears three years old 

Item I give to my well beloved Daughter Eunice Greenough 
Eighteen Pounds Lawfull money to be Paid her at Eighteen years 
of age without She shall marry before & then to be paid on her 
marriage 

Item I give to my beloved Grandson Robert Greenough Pres- 
ton three Pounds Lawfull money * * * 

Robert Greenough 

[Witnesses] Stephen Noyes, James Little, John Knight. 
[Proved Dec. 30, 1767.] 

[Inventory, March 16, 1768; amount, £275. 19. 6; signed by 
John French and John Knight.] 



HUMPHREY HANSON 1767 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Humphrey Hanson of Dover, 
yeoman, granted to Moses Varney of Dover, yeoman, July 22, 
1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 489.] 

[Bond of Moses Varney, with Ichabod Canney and Benjamin 
Libby, Jr., as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of £500, July 22, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 2$ 

1767, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Jane Libby, 
WilHam Parker.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 26, 1767; amount, £459. 13. o; signed by 
Joshua Wingate and Joseph Hanson.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £172. 17. i, personal 
estate; expenditures, £113. 16. 5^2; mentions children under 
seven years of age; allowed March 19, 1771.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Nov. 4, 1770; amount, 
£256. II. 034; signed by Alexander Caldwell and Joshua Win- 
gate.] 

[Petition of Moses Varney, administrator, and John Burnham 
Hanson and John Wentworth, administrators of the estate of 
Ephraim Hanson, April 21, 1772, for the division of land owned 
in common by the two estates.] 

[Warrant, April 23, 1772, authorizing Alexander Caldwell, 
Joshua Wingate, Stephen Evans, gentlemen, Elijah Estes, and 
Joseph Hanson, yeomen, all of Dover to divide the land.] 

Province of New Hamps"" 1 We the Subscribers being ap- 
In the County of Rockinh™ / pointed by the Honab*^ John 
Winthworth Esq'' Judge of Probate of wils in said Province and 
for Said County To set of one third part of the real Estate of 
Humphry Hanson Late of Dover Deces'^ to his wi'^ Joanna Han- 
son — we have Don the Same as followeth viz — Begining by 
Isaac Hansons Land on the North Side of the Spring about a Rod 
from said Spring Runing Noth nineteen Degrees west Six Rods 
then Runing noth Seventy nine Degrees east Eight Rods then 
noth Thirty one Degrees west four Rods and a half to Moses 
Varney Land, then notheasterly by Said Varney Land as it Runs 
to Cochecho River so cald, then Down Said River Twenty Eight 
rods then Runing South forty five Degrees east Twenty rods to 
Ephar°^ Hansons Land Late of Dover Deces^ then Runing South 
forty five Degrees west Twenty Rods then South fifty nine De- 



26 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

grees east Eighteen rods by the afores'^ Epharam Land, then 
Runing South forty Degres west to the aforsaid Isaac Hanson 
Land then Runing by S'^ Isaac Land as it Runs to the first bounds 
all within these afores"^ bounds we set of to the afores^ wid° it be- 
ing Part of the homestead, Lowing a Road through this afores'^ 
Land to pass and repass Transport anything to the other Part of 
the afors*^ Deces** Land — Together with one Lower rume in the 
Southwesterly cornor of the Dwelling house and Chamber and 
Garret over the afors'^ Lower rume — and one Third Part of the 
Dary and Culler and a priviledge to bake in the oven — more 
Land Two acres Lying on Pine hill So Cald — more Land Lying 
on the north side of Cochecho river it being Part of a Grant of 
Land that was Granted to Tho^ Wiggens Begining by James 
Chesley Land at the Easterly Cornor of Epha'" Hanson Land 
Late of Dover Deces^ Runing by S^ Eph"" Land South thirty five 
Degrees west Sixteen Rods then South fifty two Degrees East 
fourteen Rods and a half to James Chesley Land then by Chesly 
Land noth Thirty five Degrees East Sixteen rods then a strat 
Corse to the first Bounds all within thes afors<^ bounds mor or 
Less we set of to the afores'^ wi^ and the west Eand of the Barn as 
far as the Second Teer of Posts for her third Part of y^ afores"^ 
Estate and as the Dwelling house and barn Stands on the other 
Part of the afores*^ Deces^ Land the afores^ Wi*^ is not to be 
Debard from Pasing Repasing Transporting any thing to in or 
from her Part of the aforesaid buldings — all which is Humbly 
Submitted by us according to the best of our Judgment — 
Dover april 23"* 1772 — 

Joshua Wingate ^ 

Alex'' Caldwell > Commeette 

Elijah Estes J 

Province of 1 We the Subscribers appointed a Committee 
New Hampshire \ by the Judge of Probate for said County to 
Rockingham ss J divide the Real Estate held in Common & un- 
divided by Ephraim Hanson & Humphry Hanson late of Dover 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 27 

in said County deceased have made Division thereof in the fol- 
lowing manner viz* — 

Of fifteen Acres of Land more or less lying on the North side of 
Cochecho River In Dover afores'i We have set off to the Heirs of 
the said Ephraim three fifth Parts of the same containing nine 
Acres more or less bounded as follows viz* beginning at Richard 
Kimbals Land by James Chesly's Land & runs south fifty two 
Degrees East fifteen Rods & an half by the said James Chesly's 
Land then runs south thirty five Degrees West to Cochecho 
River afores'^ then up said River to the said Richard Kimbal's 
Land then by said Kimbals Land as it Runs to the first Bounds — 

To the Heirs of the said Humphry We have set off two fifth 
parts of said Land containing six Acres more or less bounded as 
follows viz* beginning at the Easterly Corner of the afores*^ nine 
Acres & runs south thirty five Degrees West to Cochecho River 
afores'* then down said River fourteen Rods & an half to the said 
James Chesly's Land then by said Chesly's Land North thirty 
five Degrees East seventy two Rods then on a straight Course to 
the first Bounds 

Dover April 23^^ 1772 Joshua Wingate "l 

Elijah Estes \ Com*^^ 

Alex-- Caldwell j 

[Citation to Moses Varney of Wolfeborough, administrator, 
Dec. 13, 1792, to render an account of the estate.] 

[Additional account of the administrator; receipts, £365. 12. o; 
expenditures, £291. 11. 10 >^; allowed Jan. 14, 1793.] 



SIMON DEARBORN 1767 EPPING 

[Administration on the estate of Simon Dearborn of Epping, 
yeoman, granted to Benjamin Dearborn of Epping, yeoman, 
July 29, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 489.] 



28 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Benjamin Dearborn, with Simon Dearborn and Ben- 
jamin Page as sureties, all of Epping, in the sum of £500, July 
29, 1767, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William 
Parker, Robert Parks.] 

[Warrant, July 29, 1767, authorizing David Lawrence and Jo- 
seph Chandler, Jr., gentleman, both of Epping, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 24, 1767; amount, £794. 18. 6; signed by 
David Lawrence and Joseph Chandler.] 



NATHANIEL LAMOS 1767 MADBURY 

In the Name of God amen. This first Day of august annoque 
Domini 1767 I Nathaniel Lamos of the parish of madbury in the 
province of Newhampshire Yeoman, Being Stricken in years and 
Indisposed in Body * * * 

Imprimis. I will and Bequeath my wife Abigail one Third of 
all my Real Estate wheresomever the Same may be found to be 
and Remain to her use During her Natural Life; also the one half 
of my Personal Estate within Doors, that is to Say household 
furniture to her and her heirs and assigns forever and one third 
part of all my Cattle and Live Stock of any & every kind to her 
& to her heirs and assigns forever — 

Item I will and Bequeath unto my Son Samuel Lamos to him 
his heirs and assigns forever a Tract of Land Scituate Lying and 
Being in the parish of Lee in the province aforsaid Containing 
about forty five acres of Land Be the Same more or Less it Being 
the Whole of the Land on which the Said Samuel now Lives — 

Item I will and Bequeath unto my Son James Lamos Ten 
acres of Land in madbury afor'^ Being Part of my Pasture Land 
Bounded as followeth viz Beginning By the highway By Land of 
William Jenkans By a small pond of water & Running Southerly 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 29 

one Rod then Easterly 4 rods Leaving the wedth of one Rod 
from wilHam Jenkans^ fence then to Extend in wedth South- 
westerly Sufficient to Compleat The Said Ten acres in a Square 
Body Between that & Jenkans^ Land and Land formerly Belong- 
ing to amos pinkham also all that part of my Dwelling house that 
is two Story high Being Two Rooms upon Each floor 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Two Sons James Lamos 
and Nathaniel Lamos all the Remainder of my Real Estate 
wheresomever the Same may be found Besides what I Dispose of 
Otherways in these presents (Equally Divided between them) to 
them their Heirs and assigns forever Likewise Two thirds of my 
Cattle & whole Live Stock and all my husbandry utensils Car- 
penters tools &*" Equally Divided Between them their heirs and 
assigns forever 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Nathaniel Lamos his 
heirs and assigns forever all that part of my Dwelling house 
which is one Story high Being the Northerly part 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my four Daughters (their 
heirs and assigns forever) Namely Elizabeth, wife of William 
Caldwel Sarah wife of Ebenezer Drew Deliverance wife of 
Stephen Varney and Abigail wife of Seth Jacobs all my Right 
and Title that I now have or Ever ought to have in Lands in the 
Town of Canterbury (Equally Divided among them) 

Item I Give and Bequeath my Daughter Sarah Drew Two 
pounds ten Shillings Lawful money to be paid her by my Two 
Sons James and Nathaniel within one year after my Decease 

Item I Give and Bequeath my Grandson Paul Caldwell a yoke 
of Stears Two years old 

Item I give and Bequeath my Grandaughter Abigail Lamos 
Daughter of my Son Samuel, a heifer Two years old 

Item it is my will that all my Debts and funeral Charges be 
Equally Paid by my two Sons, James and Nathaniel afor^ 

And I Do hereby Constitute and appoint my Son James my 
Executor * * * 

Nathanael Lamos 



30 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Witnesses] Clement Meserve, Stephen Meserve, Ebenezer 
Thompson. 

[Proved Aug. 31, 1768.] 

[Bond of James Lamos of Dover, yeoman, with Clement Me- 
serve of Dover and Ebenezer Thompson of Durham, gentlemen, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, Aug. 31, 1768, for the execution 
of the will; witnesses, Mark Noble, Joseph Moulton.] 



WILLIAM WALLACE 1767 PETERBOROUGH 

In the Name of God Amen this forth Day of Agust in the year 
of our Lord God one thousand Seven hundred and Sixtey 
Seven I william Wallace of Peterborough in his Maj^*^ Prov- 
ince of New hampshire yeman being very sike and wake of 
body * * * 

Impri™ I Give and bequith unto my Son in Law Ezablon 
Dodge five Shillings Starling money of Great Britten — 

pm J Give and bequith unto my son in Law George M^Clorg 
my settling Lot he now Lives upon and five Shill"^ Starling 
money of Grait Britten — 

1*°* I Give and bequeth unto my son David Wallace A Duble 
portion of the Remander of my personall Estate if he Lives to 
Com hom before the Deces of my Self or my wife and if not the 
wholl is to be Equaly Devided Amongst the following persons 
(viz) John white Jean Hill, John Greyham, Thomas Little, 
Elizebeth Beard the Daugher of william and Sarah Beard, and 
the Ears of Arthor and margret Doraugh, and my Gran Daugh- 
ter Elizebeth Holmes wife to Aberahm Holms — Note all the 
Legecis and bequithments is to be Delivered to the Abve 
Legetees in one yeare after the Decise of my Self and my wife — 

and I ordein and Constetut my trustey frends Thomas morri- 
son and Samuel mitchel Gentelmen both of Peterborough in S<^ 
province to be my Soil Exectuers of this my Last will and test- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3 1 

ment Revocking All other wills bequithments testments Whatso- 
ever allowing this and no other to be my Last will and testment — 

his 
William X wallas 
mark 

[Witnesses] John Swan Jn"", thomas Cuningham, James Robbe. 
[Proved Sept. 27, 1770.] 

To the Honourable John Wentworth Esqr Judge of Probate of 
wills in and for the Province of Newhampshire at Portsmouth 
Residing the Humble Petition of Elizabeth Wallace the widow of 
William Wallace Late of Peterborough Deceaced Humbly 
Sheweth for that whereas to me the S^ widow by my Husband 
william Wallace afors'd Deceased I am Left the Keeping of two 
cows and one horse as appears by a bond which the exacutors 
will show Your honour which two Cows and one horse were Left 
upon the premises by my S<^ husband but the property of them 
not Left to me by will and therefore Consequently can not have 
any Right to them but by your honours gratuity and I would 
further begg Leave to Inform Your honour that in S"^ will I have 
No part of any houshold furniture Left me whereby I can there- 
with Keep house or even subsist I would therefore Pray your 
honour to Consider a poor widow and your petitioner as such a 
one and grant me Such Necassarys as your honour by the In- 
formation of the exacutors of my husbands will can think I may 
in any Comfortable measure subsist with and upon your Com- 
pliance your petitioner as in Duty bound will ever pray 

Peterborough September 17'^ 1770 

mark 
Elizabeth X Wallace 
her 

atest John Young 
Sarah Beard 

[Inventory, Nov. 2'j , 1770; amount, £13,306. 6. o; signed by 
John Swan, Jr., and James Robbe.] 



32 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

SUSANNA PITMAN 1767 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on tlie estate of Susanna Pitman of Ports- 
mouth, widow, granted to Mark Noble of Portsmouth, boat- 
builder, Aug. 6, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 524.] 

[Bond of Mark Noble, with Joshua Pike, boat-builder, and 
Robert Parker, mariner, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the 
sum of £500, Aug. 6, 1767, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, Joseph Moulton, 3d.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 7, 1767, authorizing William Torrey and 
Joseph Whipple, both of Portsmouth, merchants, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Oct. 22, 1767; amount, £395. 18. 9^2; 
signed by William Torrey and Joseph Whipple.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £255. 18. 9>^, per- 
sonal estate; expenditures, £28. 17. i; allowed Aug. 31, 1768.] 

[Additional account of the administrator; receipts, £246. 5. 
8>2; expenditures, £28. 16. o; allowed June 28, 1771.] 



EBENEZER NOYES 1767 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Ebenezer Noyes of Dover, 
physician, granted to Joseph Chase of Newbury, Mass., yeo- 
man, Aug. 7, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 524.] 

[Bond of Joseph Chase, with Thomas Westbrook Waldron, 
gentleman, and Stephen Evans, both of Dover, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Aug. 7, 1767, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Thomas Shannon, Thomas Home.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 33 

[Warrant, Aug. 6, 1767, authorizing Moses Carr of Somers- 
worth, physician, and Jacob Sawyer of Dover, blacksmith, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 8, 1767; amount, £170. 12, 7>^; signed by 
Moses Carr and Jacob Sawyer.] 



JOSEPH LANGDON 1767 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Langdon of Portsmouth in 
the Province of New Hampshire Gent being Indisposed in 
body * * * 

Item I give & Devise to Ann my beloved Wife a Comfortable 
Support and Honorable Maintainance out of my Estate during 
her natural Life 

Item I give & Devise to My Daughter Mary Seavy the wife of 
Amos Seavy thirty acres of Land to be taken off the Southerly 
part of my homestead next to the Land of Joseph Edmunds the 
whole Length of my said Homested farm with half the barn I 
purchased of John Cotton to hold to my Said Daughter her heirs 
& assigns to run as far as Banfills Land 

Item I give & Devise to my Daughter Hannah Whidden the 
wife of Samuel Whidden her Heirs & assigns that thirty Acres of 
Land lying on the Westerly Side of the High Way where I live 
which I purchased of Thomas Cotton with three Acres of Salt 
Marsh which I bot of John Banfill 

Item I give & Devise to my Daughter Elizabeth the wife of 
James Seavy to her & her heirs & assigns thirty acres of Land 
next to said thirty acres of Land I gave to my said Daughter 
Mary to be taken the whole Leng*^ of my Land as aforesaid — 
with the other half of the barn aforesaid 

it is my will that if my Said Daughter Hannah Should not Dis- 
pose of the said Land I have herein given to her which she has 



34 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

hereby a Power to do it shall go to her Son Joseph Whidden his 
Heirs & Assigns 

Item I give & bequeath to James Seavy that four hundred 
pounds old Tenor which I lent to him & to my Son Samuel Lang- 
don the four hundred pounds I Lent to him & I give to my Son in 
Law Amos Seavy the note of hand I have of Winthrop Marston 
to take the money thereby due to his Amos's own use 

Item I give & Devise to my Son Samuel Langdon all the rest 
and residue of my Real Estate wheresoever the same is and of 
whatever Quality & kind to hold to him his Heirs & assigns for- 
ever and all my Personal Estate (Except that part thereof which 
my wife shall take to her own use which I allow her to do for her 
Comfortable Support as aforesaid) I give & bequeath to my Son 
Samuel his Execut" admin" & assigns & order him to pay to 
Each of his Sisters of the Same thirty pounds Lawful money to 
Mary her Exec^ & admin" within One Year after my Decease & 
to Hannah her Exec" and Adm" within two years & to the other 
viz Elizabeth within three Years as aforesaid And I make my 
Said Son Sole Execuf^ of this my Last Will & Revoke all other 
Wills by me in any manner heretofore made In Witness whereof I 
have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the 8**^ Day of Aug' 1767 

his 
Joseph X Langdon 
Mark 

[Witnesses] W"" Parker, D. Sherburne, John Langdon, Wallis 
foss. 

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Langdon of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire Gent, Having made my last 
Will & Testament of the Eighth Day of August Instant have 
upon further Consideration tho't proper to make this Codicel & 
addition thereto and in those Instances an alteration viz 

I give & Devise to my Grandson Joseph Whidden five Acres of 
Land at the head of my homestead at the Northerly or North 
West End thereof to begin at a Certain Rock there and to be laid 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 35 

out next to the Land of Moses Brewster of Such a Breadth & 
Extent as will best accommodate both Parties who shall be the 
owners viz my Said Grandson and the owner of my Said Home- 
stead To hold the said five acres to my Said Grandson Joseph his 
Heirs & assigns 

Item I give & Devise to my Gran'son Joseph Seavy five Acres 
of Land to hold to him his Heirs & Assigns to be laid out at the 
Southerly End of my homestead Joining to the Land of Madam 
Odiorne & to the Land of Edward Edmunds in such manner as 
may be agreed between him and my Grandson Joseph Langdon 
son of my Son Samuel to whom I give the other part or Re- 
mainder of the Lot I Purchased of John Cotton to hold to my 
said Grandson his Heirs & Assigns 

Item I Revoke that part of my will Relating to my Personal 
Estate and hereby give and bequeath all my Personal Estate to 
be Equally Divided between all my Children & my wife Equally 
that is to Say one fifth part to Each to them & their Respective 
executors & adm" and all my out Lands & all my Real Estate 
except my homestead and the Particular pieces given to my 
grand Children I give & Devise among all my Children & their 
Respective Heirs & assigns my meaning all that part of my Real 
Estate not before Particularly mentioned — and it is my mean- 
ing that all my Debts & funeral Charges should be first Deducted 
& allowd before the Division aforesaid In all other things I con- 
firm my Said Will & Testament — 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the 
Eleventh Day of Aug' One thousand Seven hundred & Sixty 
Seven — 

his 
Joseph X Langdon 
Marke 

[Witnesses] W™ Parker, Henry Sherburne, Thomas Sevey. 
[Proved Sept. ii, 1767.] 



36 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

DAVID ROBINSON 1767 STRATH AM 

In the Name of God Amen, the Eleventh Day of August Anno, 
1767. I David Robinson of Stratham in the Province of New 
Hampshire Yeoman, being weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis I give and Bequeath unto Martha my Beloved wife 
her Heirs & Assigns two Cows, two Sheep and one good Swine, 
and all the Debts that Shall be Due to me at my Decease ; and all 
the Money I Shall then leave by me, (my Just Debts and Funeral 
Charges being first paid out of the Same) and all the wearing 
Cloaths and Household goods (then in being) which She brought 
with her to me : and also the one half of the Household Goods, and 
all her wearing Cloaths, and one half the Beding we have gotten 
together Since; and one half of all the Provisions in my house 
left at my Decease of every Sort. I also give unto my Said wife 
During her Natural Life, the Use and improvement of the West 
End of my Dwelling House from bottom to top ; and one third of 
my Celler ; a priviledge in my Well ; one third of my Barn ; and my 
little back room adjoining to my House; and Liberty to get her 
firewood on my Land in Stratham; and also one quarter of the 
produce of all my Land in Said Stratham, to be Delivered to her 
yearly free of Charge (including the keeping Said Cows and Sheep 
which are to be kept for her on Said Land Summer and Winter) 
During her Natural Life as aforesaid. 

Item. I give unto my Grand Daughter Hannah Wiggin the 
wife of Nathaniel Wiggin of Said Stratham, the whole use and 
improvement of all my Land and Buildings in Said Stratham 
and of my Salt Marsh at Hampton (excepting only what use and 
income thereof I have given to my wife as aforesaid) untill her 
son David Wiggin (to whom I herein give it) shall Arrive to the 
age of twenty one years, also one half the Household Goods I had 
before I married my present wife, and half we have gotten since: 
& half the Provisions I leave 

Item I give unto my great Grand Son David Wiggin, Son of 
Said Nathaniel Wiggin, and to his Heirs and Assigns; all my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 37 

Land and Buildings in Said Stratham; and my Salt Marsh at 
Hampton, he to come into Possession thereof at the age of 
twenty one years; (Excepting only the use & income out of it, 
given to my wife as aforesaid, in Case She survives that time.) 
And in Case Said David Wiggin Shall Die before he arrives to 
the Age of twenty one years as aforesaid ; My Will is that what 
I have given him as aforesaid shall go to his Eldest Surviving 
Brother, his Heirs and assigns. 

Item. I give unto David Robinson, (Son of Capt Josiah 
Robinson of Exeter) who now lives with me, and to his Heirs 
and Assigns forever ; one Compleat moiety or half part of all my 
Land at Brentwood in Said Province, on the Easterly Side 
thereof, to be Equally Divided by a Streight Line from one end 
to the other; with the Buildings Standing on Said Land; which I 
give him as a full reward for his Service with me ; Said David pay- 
ing out of the Same unto my great Grand Daughter Esther 
Merril when She Shall Arrive to the age of twenty one years or 
Marriage Day the Sum of Thirty Pounds Lawful Money, Said 
David to come into possession of Said Premises at my Decease. 

Item. I give unto my great Grand Daughter Esther Merril, 
Daughter of Elias Merril Deceased, and to her Heirs and Assigns 
forever; the one Compleat moiety or half part of all my Land at 
Brentwood aforesaid, on the Westerly Side thereof; to be Equally 
Divided by a Streight Line from end to end thereof; She to come 
into possession at the age of twenty one years or Marriage Day; 
and my Will is that She Shall be well brought up out of the 
Income of Said Land ; that She be Carefully taught to Read write 
& Cypher, as well as to Sew Spin and Knit, and other proper 
work agreable to her Capacity; and the remaining part of the 
income of said Land (if any be) Shall be kept for her till she 
arrive to the time of Possession aforesaid. I also give unto Said 
Esther Merril her Heirs and Assigns, the above Said Sum of 
Thirty Pounds Lawful Money to be paid to her by the abovesaid 
David Robinson (who now lives with me) when She Shall arrive 
to the age of twenty one years or Marriage Day. I also give to 



38 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Said Esther all the remainder of my Household Goods not given 
to my wife, and Grandaughter Wiggin as aforesd. 

Item. I give unto David Folsom (son of John Folsom of 
Greenland) my great Grand son and unto his Heirs and Assigns, 
my original Right in the Town of Bow in s*^ Province (Excepting 
only the first Division Lott) I also give him one of my Bibles. 

Item. I give unto my great Grand Daughter Hannah Thurs- 
ton, Daughter of John Thurston of Stratham; and to my great 
Grand Son, Samuel Smith, son of Samuel Smith Esq' of Durham 
in s^ Province, and to their Heirs & assigns, all my Stock of 
Creatures, Horse Sheep Swine and Cattle, that I do not herein 
otherwise Dispose of, that Shall be left by me at my Decease to 
be Equally Divided between them. 

Item. I give unto the Church of Christ in Said Stratham 
Five Pounds Lawful Money to be Raised out of my Stock of 
Creatures, and paid by my Executor into the hands of the Dea- 
cons of Said Church for the time being, within one year after my 
Decease 

Item. I give unto Hannah Fifield (now living with me) one of 
my Cows. 

Item. I give unto my Kinsman Joseph Robinson, now living 
at Notingham all my wearing Cloaths, (Except two of my best 
Suits) and my meanest Gun. 

Item. I give unto my grand Son in Law, Nathaniel Wiggin of 
Stratham aforesaid all my Husbandry utensils; two Suits of my 
best Wearing Cloaths ; and all the Books I leave undisposed of at 
my Decease; and all other my Estate whether Real or Personal 
not already Disposed of as aforesaid. 

And further my Will is, and I Do hereby Constitute appoint 
and ordain my said Grand Son in Law Nathaniel Wiggin of 
Stratham aforesaid my Sole Executor * * * 

David Robinson 

[Witnesses] Sam' Lane, Jacob Low, Simeon Wiggin. 
[Proved May 30, 1769.] 



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[Warrant, May 31, 1769, authorizing Samuel Lane and 
Thomas Foss, yeoman, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate.] 

[Guardianship of Hannah Thurston, aged more than 14 years, 
granted to her father, John Thurston, June 28, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 468.] 

[Bond of John Thurston, yeoman, with Samuel Lane, cord- 
wainer, as surety, both of Stratham, in the sum of £500, June 
28, 1769, for the guardianship of Hannah Thurston, "who has a 
Legacy given by her great Grandfather"; witnesses, Thomas 
Foss, Nathaniel Wiggin.] 

[Inventory, July 28, 1769; amount, £1100. 6. 6; signed by 
Samuel Lane and Thomas Foss.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £30. 18. 4^, personal 
estate; expenditures, £63. 4. 7; allowed Oct. 31, 1770.] 



JOHN FRAIN 1767 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of John Frain of Chester, hus- 
bandman, granted to Thomas Flagg of Chester, trader, Aug. il, 
1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 524.] 

[Bond of Thomas Flagg, with Samuel Roby of Chester, gentle- 
man, and Richard Jenness, 3d, of Rye as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, Aug. II, 1767, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Samuel Hale, Joseph Moulton.j 

[Warrant, Aug. 11, 1767, authorizing Samuel Emerson and 
Jabez French, yeoman, both of Chester, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 25, 1767; amount, £10. 3. 4>^; signed by 
Samuel Emerson and Jabez French.] 



40 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £14. 4. i ; signed by 
Samuel Emerson and John Ordway.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £8. 14. 5; expenditures 
the same; allowed July 7, 1768.] 



JOHN SHACKFORD 1767 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Shackford of Ports- 
mouth granted to his widow, Catherine Shackford, Aug. 12, 
1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 524.] 

[Bond of Catherine Shackford, with William Shackford and 
John Dennett, gentleman, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the 
sum of £1000, Aug. 12, 1767, for the administration of the es- 
tate ; witnesses, William Parker, Gershom Flagg.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 6, 1767; amount, £1700. 18. 6; signed by 
Samuel Penhallow and John Wendell.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to a Warrant directed to us by the 
New Hamp^ / Hon^'^ John Wentworth Esq' Judge of the 
Probate of Wills &c for said Province bearing Date the second 
Day of April 1771 — We have divided the Real Estate of John 
Shackford late of Portsmouth in the Province aforesaid Esq"" 
dec^ in manner following viz* We have sett off to Katherine 
Shackford Widow of said deceased for her Dower the Land at 
Gravelly Ridge containing ab* thirty Eight Acres — the Farm 
at Newington under the Improvement of J° Trickey containing 
about Eighty three acres, the Pasture bought of John Flag sub- 
ject to the Dower of M" Ayers containing about twelve acres, 
the Wharff Privilege in said Portsmouth in common with M' 
Paul Shackford & William Shackford Esq"^ half a Pew in the 
North Meeting House and four Acres of Land in Chester. 
To Katherine Tilton Daughter of said deceased for her Share 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4I 

we have set off a certain Lot of Land near the Parade bounded 
as follows viz* Easterly by Land of Jacob Sheaff Seventy feet 
Southerly by said Sheaffs Land one hundred & Nine feet Eight 
Inches & by Land belonging to the Estate of Nath'^ Adams late 
of Portsm° dec^ one hundred & two feet Six Inches, Westerly by 
said Adams's Land thirty Nine feet nine Inches and by the 
Street thirty Six feet & Northerly by Land hereafter set off to 
Dorothy Moulton. 

To the said Dorothy Moulton Daughter of said deceased we 
have sett off for her Share a Lott of Land near the Parade 
bounded Easterly by Land of Mehitable Treadwell thirty three 
feet & a half and by said Sheaff's Land twenty Six feet Seven 
Inches & a half Southerly by Land set off above to Katherine 
Tilton Westerly by the Street Fifty feet & a half Northerly by 
Lands belonging to the Estate of Jotham Odiorne late of Ports- 
mouth afores'i Esq"" dec^ & Land of Mess" Bowles & Griffith & 
Land of W"" Hart with the Buildings thereon — 

To Elizabeth Shackford Daughter of said Deceased for her 
Share we have set off two Lots of Land in said Portsmouth one 
of them bounded Easterly by Land of Giles Seaward twenty 
Eight feet five Inches Southerly by Land hereafter set off to 
Mary Shackford, Westerly by a street twenty Seven feet Nine 
Inches & Northerly by Land belonging to the Heirs of Cap* 
John Shackford Jun'' dec^^ with the Half of the Dwelling House 
thereon & the Privilege of the Use of the Entry — the other Lot 
bounded Easterly by Land of Jonathan Warner Esq^ thirty 
two feet ten Inches, Southerly by Land of said Warner — West- 
erly by said Street thirty two feet — & Northerly by Land here- 
after sett off to the said Mary Shackford, with the Buildings 
thereon — 

To the said Mary Shackford Daughter of said Decea,sed for 
her Share We have set off a Lot of Land in said Portsmouth 
bounded Easterly by Land of said Giles Seaward in part & by 
Land of said Warner in part — Southerly by Land set off above 
to the said Elizabeth Shackford Westerly by a Street, & North- 



42 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

erly by Land sett off above to said Elizabeth Shackford with one 
half the Dwelling House thereon & the Use of the Entry. 
Portsmouth April 9*^ 1771 John Wendell 

Jn° Parker 
Woodbury Langdon 



EZRA CARTER 1767 CONCORD 

In the Name of God Amen — I Ezra Carter of Concord in the 
Province of New Hampshire Esq"" being in the regular exercise 
of my understanding though weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis I order all my Just Debts & funeral charges to be 
paid by my Executrix to enable her to do which I give her the 
whole of my personal Estate to be at her disposal also for her 
own Support and to Enable her to bring up my three younger 
Daughters who are minors I give her the use & Improvement of 
one of my front lower Rooms both my front Chambers & also 
the one half of the Remainder of my Dwelling House as also one 
half of my Barn also the Same Proportion of my Homestead & 
the Piece of Land I purchased of M'" Reuben Kimball all during 
her Natural Life 

Item — I give to my son Ezra Carter the sum of five shillings 
to be paid by my Executrix which with what he has had I Judge 
to be his Proportion of my Estate 

Item, I order my son Ephraim Carter to pay to my Daughter 
Ruth Gale so much as being added to what She has already re- 
ceived may be Equal to fifteen Pounds Lawful Money 

Item — I order my son Ephraim Carter to pay to Each of my 
Daughters who are minors viz Sarah, Mary, & Judith Carter 
fifteen pounds apiece when they shall respectively arrive at the 
age of Eighteen Years or marriage Day 

Item I give unto my son Hubart Carter his heirs & Assigns 
forever Forty Acres of Land More or Less Lying at a Place 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 43 

Called Almsbury-Town with the buildings thereon which land 
I had of the Proprietors of said Almsbury for Settling 

Item I give unto my Son Ephraim Carter his heirs & Assigns 
forever the whole of my Real Estate in Concord aforesaid he 
Paying the Legacies which I have before Ordered, as well the 
Fee & reversion at my wifes decease of those parts the Improve- 
ment whereof I have given to her during her Natural life as the 
Fee & Immediate Possession at my Decease of the other parts 
thereof — and I appoint my beloved wife Ruth the Sole Execu- 
trix of this my last Will and Testament, In Witness whereof I 
have Set my hand and Seal hereto & do declare this to be my last 
will & testament thereby revocking & disannulling all former 
Wills by me made Signed or Declared — Dated this Twenty 
Seventh Day of August one Thousand Seven Hundred & sixty 
seven 

Ezra Carter 

[Witnesses] Benjamin Fifield, Nathan Kinsman, Abiel Chand- 
ler. 

[Proved Sept. 30, 1767.] 

[Bond of Ephraim Carter, yeoman, with Daniel Gale as surety, 
both of Concord, in the sum of £500, Feb. 18, 1768, for the 
guardianship of Hubart Carter, minor, aged more than 14 years, 
son of Ezra Carter; witnesses, Samuel Moore, Joseph Soper, 
Samuel Parker.] 



ABRAHAM BROWN 1767 HAMPTON FALLS 

In the Name of God Amen. This Eighteenth Day of Septem- 
ber Anno Domini 1767 I Abraham Brown of Hampton falls in 
the Province of New Hampshire Yeoman * * * 

Item — I Give and Bequeath to my Wife Argentine the use 
and Improvement of my Household goods so long as she shall 
Remain my Widow I also give her two Cows four sheep and a 



44 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

horse or mair to be kept for her Summer and Winter I also give 
to my Said Wife to be provided for & Delivered to her yearly 
and every year so long as she remains my widow one hundred 
Pounds of good Beef one hundred and fifty Pounds of good 
Pork and twelve Bushels of good Indian Corn. 

Item — I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Brown the 
Easterly half of the Old house on Exeter Road where I formerly 
lived containing twenty Eight feet in length and also two Acres 
of Land Joyning thereto 

Item — I give and bequeath to my Son Jonathan Brown his 
heirs and assigns the Southerly half of the old place on Exeter 
Road where I formerly lived excepting the two Acres & half & 
the house above given to my Daughter Mary; having before 
given the Northerly half to my Son Abraham by a Deed of Sale, 
I also give to my Son Jonathan the pice of marsh calld the steep 
bank marsh 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Abraham Brown five 
Shillings Lawfull money to be paid to him at my Decease 

Item — I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Hannah Ma- 
goon one Cow at my Decease 

Item — I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elisabeth Leavit 
my household goods after her mothers Decease, I also give to 
my Daughter Elisabeth the Disposal of what money I shall leave 
at my Decease & do hereby order her to Dispose of the same for 
her mothers use if she shall need it, or any part thereof, beside 
what is before given to her Said mother, and at her mothers 
Decease if any shall then be left I give it to her for her Disposal, 
and also whatever Else shall be then left in the house from the 
top to the bottom thereof. I also give and bequeath to my 
Daughter Elisabeth Leavitt togethr with her Son Daniel 
Leavit one quarter of my home place where I now live, having 
before given one quarter of this my said home place to my Said 
Grand Son Daniel Leavit by a Deed of Sale, my meaning is that 
I now give to my Said Daughter Elisabeth together with her son 
Daniel one quarter more of the whole of this my said Estate So 
that in the whole it will contain one half of the whole home 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 45 

place and further my meaning is that at the Decease of my 
Daughter EHsabeth this said quarter now given Shall Return to 
the Said Daniel and more over if the Said Elisabeth shall marry 
it shall then upon her marrying Return wholly to the Said 
Daniel, I also give to my Grandson Daniel Leavitt a yoke of two 
year old Steers and a Cow and half of my Chains and other hus- 
bandry tools; and my will & meaning is that one half of my 
Debts and funeral Charges and one half of what I give to my wife, 
and also one half of the other Legaices given in this my will shall 
come out of what I have given to my said grandson Daniel 
Leavit, and that at my wifes Decease one half of what creatures 
I herein have given to her shall then Return to my said Grand 
Son Daniel ; I also give to my grandson Danil the pice of marsh 
call'd the middle marsh near Browns Rocks 

Item — I Give and bequeath to my Son John Brown his heirs 
and assigns the full one half of this my home place having before 
given one quarter of it to my Grandson Daniel Leavitt by a 
Deed of Sale and now in this my will another quarter to him 
and his mother both which contains one half; my will and mean- 
ing is to give unto my Said son John the other half undivided 
according to quantity and quality I also give unto my Said Son 
John one half of my Chains and other husbandry tools I also 
give to my Son John Brown the piece of marsh Calld the folsom 
marsh containing two acres, I also give to my Said Son John one 
half of the Creatures I have given to my wife after her Decease 
and whatsoever Estate is Due or of Right belonging to me both 
Real and personal that is not otherwise Disposed of in this my 
Will I give it to my Son John and I ordain him to pay the Debts 
which I owe and the Legacies mentioned in this my will the one 
half out of his own Estate or what I have herein given him and 
the other half out of what I have given to my grandson Daniel 
Leavit as is before Expressed in this my will and I Do hereby 
appoint him my Said Son John Brown Sole Executor of this my 
will and for Conformation of all aforegoing I have hereunto set 
my hand and seal the Day of the Date afore written 

Abraham Bown 



46 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Witnesses] Benjamin moulton, Jeremiah Lane, Samuel 
melcher Ju'. 

[Proved Feb. 22, 1769.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 24, 1769; amount, £445. 9. o; signed by Ben- 
jamin Moulton and Jeremiah Lane.] 

[Warrant, June 28, 1769, authorizing William Parker of 
Kingston, Noah Emery of Exeter, Jonathan Tilton, gentleman, 
Jeremiah Lane, yeoman, both of Hampton Falls, and Abraham 
Sanborn of Kensington, yeoman, to divide the real estate.] 

Province of 1 By order of the Hon'''^ John Wentworth 
New Hampshire J Esq. Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for 
Said Province of New Hampshire — 

We the Subscribers being Appointed A Committee to make a 
Division of the Real Estate of Abraham Brown Late of Hamp- 
ton falls yeoman Deceased &c — Have as follows (viz) 

We Have Set off to John Brown Son of the Said Deceased for 
his half of the Homeplace (given him in the will) the Northerly 
part thereof whereon the Buildings stand ; to a Line run through 
said home place which is the Division Line, Begining at a Pine 
Root in the fence with a stake set up in it, which is about four 
Rods Southerly from a Great Pine Root in the Bend of the 
fence by Crams Medow which was a former Bound tree; and 
from thence on a straight Line to a Small hemlock tree spotted ; 
standing in the Line of the Garland place (so Calld) at the Cor- 
ner of the other Land as Represented in the Plan hereto Annexed 
by the Prick'd Line; Containing Forty Acres and Twenty Nine 
Rods, mark'd in Said Plan with the Letter A, allowing out of it 
(to Daniel Leavit grandson of the Said Deceased who together 
with his mother Elisabeth Leavitt is to have the other half of 
Said home place) one half of the Orchard (viz) the southerly half 
Containing half an acre of Land & four Rows of Trees, and also 
some other Priviledges hereafter mentioned We have also set to 
the said John Brown for his part of the House as follows (viz) 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 47 

begining at the Southeasterly Corner Post of that part of the 
house which the Said Deceased first Built, which was the East- 
erly half, & the whole of the Chimney, and from Said Post to 
Run straight through the Chimney to another Post of the house 
standing in the back Room at the North Easterly Corner of the 
Chimney & from thence strait across said back room to another 
Post of the house at the back side thereof the whole of that part 
of said house which is westward of the Line Run thro' said house 
& chimney from the Top to the Bottom, we have set off to the 
Said John Brown for his part thereof containing two ground 
smokes of Said Chimney ; we have also set to the Said John the 
Westerly half of the Barn so far as to the Barn floor; and Liberty 
to Pass & Repass from his own Land out to the Highway as 
there shall be Occasion; from the southerly Corner of his Land 
south of the little hemlock tree one Rod wide upon said Daniels 
Land & Runing from thence South 40 Degrees west to the Road 
fifteen Rods as prick'd out upon the aforesaid Plan 

We have Set off to Daniel Leavit Grandson of the Said De- 
ceased together with his mother, the Southerly half to the afore- 
said Division Line Containing Thirty five Acres & one hundred 
& nine Rods mark'd in the aforesaid Plan with the Letter B. 
Also the Southerly half of the Orchard Containing half an Acre 
of Land & four Rows of the trees as before mentioned with lib- 
erty to pass & Repass into it as there shall be Occasion ; we have 
also Set off to the said Daniel & Elizabeth the Easterly part of 
the house from the Division Line through it before Set forth in 
this Return, So that they are to have the Entry so far as to the 
aforesaid Line thro' the house, the fore Room with the fire place 
in it, & the Celler under Said fore room, also the back room so far 
as to the Posts Eastward of the fire place, and the Chamber 
over Said Rooms & the whole of the house (viz) the East End to 
the aforesaid Line thro' it; we have also set to the said Daniel 
with his mother the Easterly half of the Barn which includes the 
Barn floor, and also liberty of passing & Repassing to & from the 
house & Barn and on to their own Land as there shall be Occa- 



48 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

sion, and Conveniency for Laying wood and other things, for 
which accomodations we have laid out a strip of Land as follows 
(viz) Begining at the aforesaid Southwesterly Corner Post of 
that part of the house first built by the said Deceased, and from 
thence South lo Degrees East to the middle of the Barn which is 
Six Rods then thro' the Barn at the westerly Side of the barn 
floor, & then from the middle of the fore side of the Barn South 
33 Degrees East Sixteen Rods & a quarter to the s^ Daniel's 
& Elisabeth's Land, then going one Rod Eastward upon their 
line, and from thence back to the house again; firstly Twelve 
feet to the Eastward of the Barn, even with the fore side of it; 
then Parrelel with the East End even with the back side, so far 
as to give liberty for a Team to pass & Repass by the End of 
Said Barn, & from thence to the South East Corner of the house, 
as may appear by the aforesaid Plan where the said way is 
prick'd out. 

We have Set off to Mary Brown Daughter of the Said De- 
ceased two Acres of Land (given her in said will) whereon the 
old house stands which is on Exeter Road, Bounded as follows 
(viz) being four Rods wide at the Road & Runing Eastward by 
Land of Benjamin Cram bareing the wedth of four Rods untill 
the two Acres are Compleat which is Eighty Rods in length 

The one half of the old place on Exeter Road aforesaid (Ex- 
cepting the two acres above mentioned & part of the Old house) 
being Given to Jonathan Brown Son of the Said Deceased in his 
Said will; but Since has been Purchased by Abraham Brown 
who was also Son of the Deceased; who own'd the other half 
thereof by Purchase, and therefore Requires no Division — 

And thus have we made the Division of the Estate of Abra- 
ham Brown Deceased as aforesaid, and this we make as a Return 
of our doings Dated at Hampton falls July i8: Anno Domi. 
1769 

Jonathan Tilton 1 

Jeremiah Lane \ Committe 

Abraham Samburn J 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



49 




511 yVy^ 



The foregoing is a Plan of part of the Estate of i\braham 
Brown Late of Hampton falls Deceased (viz) the Home place 



50 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

shewing the situation of the House Barn Orchard &c also the 
Division Line Between John Brown & Daniel Leavit, Son & 
grandson of the said Deceased the said John's mark'd with the 
Letter A & the said Daniels with the Letter B. &c &c. 
Laid Down by the scale 20 Rods to an Inch 

^ Jer Lane Surveyor 

We the Subscribers do hereby Certify That Argentine Brown 
Widow Relict of Abraham Brown Late of Hampton Falls Dec** 
is a Person now non compos mentis uncapable to take care of her 
Self and of any Rational Actions and has been in that condition 
for many Years past but rather worse as she advances in years 
Witness our hands the i' Day of Aug* 1769 

pain Row 
Jonathan Burnam 
Abraham Sambun 
Joseph Wadleigh 
Jn° Brown 

[Guardianship of Argentine Brown, non compos mentis, widow 
of Abraham Brown, granted to Joseph Wadleigh, Aug. 2, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 553.] 

[Bond of Joseph Wadleigh, Jr., of Kensington, yeoman, with 
John Brown of Hampton Falls, yeoman, and Benjamin Bigelow 
of Portsmouth, butcher, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Aug. 2, 
1769, for the guardianship of Argentine Brown, "she being a 
person non Compos mentis incapable to take care of herself & 
incapable of any steady rational actions & has been in a dis- 
tracted Condition for many years past" ; witnesses, Samuel Hale, 
Samuel Hale, Jr.] 



PHILIP JOHNSON 1767 GREENLAND 

[Guardianship of Parnell Johnson, minor, aged more than 14 
years, and Elizabeth Johnson and Deborah Johnson, aged less 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 51 

than 14 years, children of PhiHp Johnson of Greenland, granted 
to Nathan Johnson of Greenland, Sept. 30, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 24, p. 539.] 

[Bond of Nathan Johnson, gentleman, with Samuel Johnson, 
cordwainer, as surety, both of Greenland, in the sum of £200, 
Sept. 30, 1767, for the guardianship of Parnell Johnson, Eliza- 
beth Johnson, and Deborah Johnson; witnesses, William Parker, 
Jr., Joseph Moulton.] 



JOHN PAGE 1767 DANVILLE 

[Administration on the estate of John Page of Hawke, yeoman, 
granted to his widow, Ann Page, Sept. 30, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 46.] 

[Bond of Ann Page, with Benjamin Webster, gentleman, and 
Jacob Webster, yeoman, both of Kingston, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Sept. 30, 1767, for the administration of the es- 
tate; witnesses, Samuel Winsley, William Buzzell.] 

[Inventory, attested Oct. 27, 1767; amount, £148. 2. o; signed 
by Samuel Winsley and William Buzzell.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £76. 12. o; signed 
by Jeremy Webster and William Parker, Jr.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £160. o. o; expendi- 
tures, £52. 2. 9^; allowed Sept. 27, 1769.] 



RICHARD CURRIER 1767 SOUTH HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen : October the 9*'' day 1767 I Richard 
Currier of South Hampton in the Province of New Hamps: in 
New England Gent; * * * 



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Imp^ I Give & Bequeath unto Sarah my now dearly beloved 
wife The one Third part of all my lands whereever being or 
however scituate for her to use, Improve, & take the profits &c 
Dureing her Natural life ; with the westerly end of my Dwelling 
House, and all my Barn, being on my Home place in South 
Hampton aboves^ for her to Enjoy Dureing life as aboves'^ 
Furthermore I give to my s^ wife Two Cows, six sheep, & a 
Horse suitable to her Degree & Quality to her her Hiers & as- 
signs for ever, & to be at her dispose: with all my Houshold 
stuff & moveable goods within Doors (saveing & excepting) 
what shall be hereafter mentioned to my Children — 

Nextly I Give to my sons viz: Nathan, James, Bernard, 
John & Richard all my lands being scituate in South Hampton 
aboves^ & in Chester in s'^ Province & my Salt Marish in Salis- 
bury in the Province of the Massachusets Bay as followeth viz: 
to the s"^ Nathan I Give my Now dwelling House & Barn being 
on my Home place with one acre of land adjoyning to both for a 
priviledge for the s*^ Buildings to him his Hiers & assigns for- 
ever; also I Give to the fore Named James the Easterly End of 
my Dwelling House wherein I now live ; and one acre of land ad- 
joyning thereto for a priviledge to the s<^ House to him his Hiers 
& assigns forever; and then my will is that the residue of my s^ 
lands scituate in s'' South Hampton where I now live, with my 
land in the Township of Chester above mentioned, and my Salt 
marish above mentioned, be equally divided to & among my s<^ 
sons viz. Nathan, James, Bernard, John, & Richard, haveing 
respect to Quantity & the Quality of the same as followeth viz: 
Two Thirds of my s*^ lands & marish to be divided as aboves*^ 
within Two years after my decease ; and the other Third which is 
my s"^ wifes to be divided as the former & as forementioned 
within one year after the Decease of my s^ wife ; and further my 
Will is, and I do hereby appoint the select men of s<^ South 
Hampton as a Com*<=^ to divide my s'^ estate (or the major part 
of them) in manner before mentioned; and at the periods fore- 
mentioned; That is to say: Nathan & James to have each their 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 53 

acre set off & Bounded as afores'^ & then the s^ division among all 
my forementioned sons to be equal with respect to Quality & 
Quantity — 

Again my will is and I do hereby Give to my s'^ son Richard 
the westerly end of my dwelling House, after my s'^ wifes De- 
cease, i& my Barn and my Clock that is in my House; also I 
Give to the s^ Richard a feather Bed furnished with Bedding 
fitting even for the winter season — 

Yet again my will is and I do hereby Give to my foremen- 
tioned sons viz; James, Bernard, & John, Each of them a feather 
Bed — 

And yet furthur I Give to my sons viz: Bernard, John, & 
Richard each of them a silver spoon of them which are in the 
House — 

Once more I Give to my sons Bernard & John fifteen dollars 
each towards Building, when they shall Come to Build for 
themselves to be paid by my other sons viz: Nathan, James, & 
Richard, as shall be further mentioned — 

Moreover I Give to my sons Nathan, & James, all my Stock 
of Cattle Horses Sheep &c over & above what I have Given to 
my s'^ wife, they paying my Debts & the Legacies hereafter 
mentioned for them to pay — 

Item I Give to my Daughter Hannah, now the wife of Nathan- 
ael Bachelder, A Silver Spoon, & four dollars to be paid to her 
within one year after my Decease : 

Item I Give to my Daughter Ruth, the value of Thirty Eight 
pounds Lawful money in such Houshold stuff & goods within 
my House as she shall need, to be delivered to her on her mar- 
riage, or when she arrives to the age of Twenty one years, to be 
delivered to her by my Executors also I Give to the s"^ Ruth the 
sum of Nineteen pounds lawful money to be paid on her mar- 
riage, or when she arrives to the age of Twenty one years as the 
former, yet further my will is that the s^ Ruth be furnished with 
a good Silk Taffety Gown when she marries or when she is 
Twenty one years of age — 



54 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

And I do hereby Constitute & ordain my sons Nathan & 
James to be Executors of this my last will & Testament — 

And I do hereby will & order my s'^ executors to deliver the 
feather Bed & Bedding to the forementioned Richard when he 
arrives to the age of Twenty one years & to the forementioned 
Bernard & John their Beds when they arrive to the age of 
Twenty one years, & to deliver the Houshold stuff & goods & 
pay the money all forementioned to the forementioned Ruth as 
forementioned ; and to deliver the spoon & pay the four dollars 
to my daughter Hannah forementioned, and to pay all my 
Honest Debts & my funeral Charges — 

also I order my son Richard to pay to my Two Sons viz Bernar 
& John five dollars each, to help them in their Building as above 
Inmated — 

yet again I order my s'^ executors to pay to the s*^ Bernard and 
John Ten Dollars each to help them in their Building as above 
hinted — 

Richard Currier 

[Witnesses] Jeremy Webster, Joseph Collins, Challis Currier. 

[Proved May 25, 1768.] 

[Warrant, May 25, 1768, authorizing Jeremy Webster of 
Kingston and Benjamin Brown of South Hampton, yeoman, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 26, 1768; amount, £575. 17. 4; signed by 
Jeremy Webster and Benjamin Brown; mentions Richard Cur- 
rier, father of the deceased.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to the Last will and Testament 
New Hampshire / of Richard Currier Late of South Hampton 
Deceased — 

We the Subscribers Being Chosen and appointed By the above 
Said Deceased to make Divisions of his Real Estate agreeable 
to the aboves** will we have made Divisions as follows viz first 



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we have Divided that Part Called the homsteed Containing 
about Two hundred acres Situate in South hampton afores'd 
with Divisions as follows In figure first — 

namely figure first Being Divided by a Road Runing through 
the midst Viz the Road that Leads from South hampton meeting 
house to newtown meeting house and the Dower of thirds Belong- 
ing to the widow Sarah Currier Being Laid in three Parcels Viz 
N° Two north of said Road as B : C : E: D and number six north 
as K: L: M. N. and number Six South of s'^ Road as L: M : and 
following the River to N: Secondly Next in order a share for 
Nathan number three South as E: F: G: H: K: I: and number 
four north as G: F: H: I and following the River to M : thirdly 
next in order a Part for James number one South as A: C: D: 
B following Bugsmore Brook from B : to A — fourthly a share 
for Barnard number five north as K: H: I following the River 
to L: and number five south as M : K following the River to K 
fifthly a Share for John number Two South as E: F: G: H. D. C. 
and number three on the north Side of sd way as D: E: G: F 
Sixthly a Share for Richard as number one north as A: B: C 
and number four South as I : K : M : L the figures one Two three 
are Taken from a Scale of forty Part or Poles to an Inch and 
Carefully Planed and Divided Next in order we have Divided 
another Parcel of Land Lying in Chester Containing fifty Two 
acres with Divisions as follows Viz In Figure Second the widows 
thirds Paralel to the southerly side y^ of the width of sd Lot as 
the Line P: P. and the other ^ to be Divided Between the five 
Sons that Is Nathans Part number one known By the Letters 
A : B : C : D Bounded on the highway westerly Takeing the 
wedth of the Lot and extending Easterly thirty four Rods from 
which Begins a share for John Taking the whole wedth of sd 
Lot as number Two Extending Easterly thirty four Rods from 
which Begins a Share for James Taking the wedth of sd Lot as 
number three Extending Easterly thirty four Rods from which 
Begins a Share for Richard as number four Taking the wedth 



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of sd Lot extending easterly thirty four Rods from which Begins 
a share for Barnard as number five taking the wedth of the Lot 
Extending Easterly to the easterly end of sd Lot on Exeter Line 
a Drift highway to Be Reserved of Two Rods in wedth on the 
northerly Side through number one number two number three 
number four from the open highway through to number five as 
may appear By the figure from B to K, and their Divisions are 
Represented in the figure By the Letters /A: B/C: D/E: F/ 
G:H/I:K/L: M/ — 

Next In Order we have Divided a Piece of Salt marsh as 
Part of the Estate of the aboves d Deceased Lying in Salisbury 
Containing about six acres and one Quarter as is Represented 
By figure three in the foregoing Scheeme whereof number one is 
the Part Set off for the widows Dower of thirds Begining at the 
westerly End Takeing the wedth of sd Lot Extending Easterly 
twenty Rods from which Begins the share of Barnard Described 
By number Two from which Division Begins the share of 
Richard Described By number three from which Begins the 
share of John Described By number four from which Begins the 
Share of James Described By number five from which Begins 
the Share of Nathan Described By number Six all which Divi- 
sions having Ben Carefully measured Planed and Divided as 
above specified By which may apear By the foregoing Scheemes 
and Plans all which are Laid By a Scale of forty Poles to an 
Inch which has Ben carefully corrected and Bounded By us 
the Subscribers in witness whereof we have hereunto Set our 
hands this 30 Day of September anno Domini one thousand seven 
hundred and seventy — 

Moses Flanders 

Ezekiel Flanders 

Moses french 

Select men of South Hampton 

N : B that in figure 2 the line B : M its Course is N : w 11 De- 
grees ^ & in figure 3 the Course from A to L is N : w 64 Degrees 



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57 




State of ") We the Subscribers Selectmen for the Town 

New Hampshire > of South Hampton for the year Seventeen 
Rockingham ss J hundred and Eighty four Being appointed by 
the Last will and Testament of Lieut. Richard Currier Late of 
said South Hampton Deceas'd a Committe to set off and make 
Partition to that part of the Estate of said Deceased which was 
heretofore set off to Sarah Currier widow Late Deceased as her 
Dower of thirds of the Estate aforesaid we having viewed said 
Estate do agree to make Partition thereof as followeth (viz) one 



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Piece of Land Joining the Late Dwelling house of said Deceased 
Numbered from east to west by i : 2 : 3: 4: in Equil Quantity ac- 
counting N° I (which is the part set off to John Currier son of 
said Richard Currier as in the plan hereto annexed) to Pay to 
N° 2 : 3 : 4 in Figure i : in said plan Twenty four Dollars (viz) to 

No. 2 Dollars and No. 3 Nine Dollars and N° 4 Nine Dollars 

to make the Quality thereof Equil and to N° 5 in Figure 2 Six 
dollars which being done we allow the quality thereof Equil 
Reserving a Drift way from the highway over the Causey through 
Number Two and number three to number four in Figure first in 
the annexed Plan also one other Piece of Land Lying as in Figure 
3 in said Plan Numbered from East to west by 1:2:3:4:5 (viz) 
Number one in Figure First and Figure third are parts set off to 
said John Currier And Number Two in Figure first and number 
three in Figure third are parts set off to Richard Currier And 
Number three in Figure first and number Four in Figure third 
are Parts set off to Nathan Currier And Number Four in Figure 
First and number Two in Figure third are parts set off to Barnard 
Currier And Number Five Figure Second & number Five Figure 
third are parts set off to James Currier all which Parts we have 
Carefully set off by meets and bounds according to quantity and 
quality agreeable to the Directions in said will In witness whereof 
we have hereunto set our hands this Fourth day of March Anno 
Domini Seventeen hundred and Ninty — 

Joseph Merrill 1 ^ 

r ' ^ T^ ) Comittee 

Josiah Rogers J 

The above money is paid to us Nathan, Barnard, & James 
Currier Before Signing 

Nathan Currier 
James Currier 
Barnard Currier 

A Plan of Land set off as thirds to Sarah Currier widow Late of 
South Hampton Deceased Figure i contains 33 acres & 32 Rods 
— Figure 2 contains 10 acres Figure 3 contains 16 acres which 



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59 




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Pieces of Land as above Equilly Divided between the heirs to 
said Estate and measured as set down in the several Figures 
above Discribed — 

Surveyed by M^ Flanders by a scale of 20 parts to an Inch 



JOSEPH MAGOON 1767 KINGSTON 

In the Name of God Amen: October the 24*^ day 1767 I 
Joseph Magoon of Kingston in the Province of New Hampshire 
in New England ; yeoman ; being in a weak State with regard to 
Bodily health * * * 

Impr^ I Give & Bequeath unto Hannah my now Dearly be- 
loved wife the use & Improvement of all my Real Estate; That 
is to Say all my lands being scituate in Kingstown & in Hampton 
in s** Province, with my Interest in the Dwelling House in which 
I live & my Barn, all for her to Improve & take the Income & 
profits so long as she remains my widow ; moreover I Give to my 
s^ wife my part & Interest in the Griss mill standing on Exeter 
great River (so Called) in s"^ Exeter, at or near the place Com- 
monly Called the Kings Falls, with all my moveable goods & 
Houshold Stuff within Doors, and all my stock of Cattle Horse, 
sheep swine &c (Saveing & Excepting a yoke of Calves which 
shall be hereafter mentioned to my son Joseph) all these last 
mentioned things I Give to my s"^ wife, to her, her Hiers & assigns 
for ever & to be at her Dispose, with all my moveable Effects 
without Doors and I do hereby Constitute & appoint my s^ wife 
Hannah to be Sole Executor to this my last Will & Testament 
and I hereby order her to receive my Debts Due to me and to pay 
the Debts I owe — 

Item I Give to my well beloved Daughter Hannah Magoon 
One Cow & Three sheep, to be delivered to her on her marriage, 
or when she arrives to the age of Twenty one years, to be de- 
livered to her by my s^ Executor whom I hereby will & order to 
deliver the same as above mentioned; also I Give to my s<^ 
Daughter five pounds lawful money to be paid to her by my 
Two sons, when the Eldest of them is Twenty one years old — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 6l 

Item I give to my son Joseph Magoon A yoke of steer Calves, 
to be delivered to him Immediately after my Decease by my 
Executor before Named, whom I likewise will & order to deliver 
the same as above mentioned, & my Gun — 

lastly I Give & Bequeath to my Two sons viz. Joseph & 
Ephraim, all my lands and Build^ being Scituate as before men- 
tioned, to be Equally Divided between them, when my s^ wife 
marries, or when she departs this life, my s*^ lands & Buildings 
my s*^ sons as abovementioned To Have And To Hold in Equal 
division to them, their Hiers Executors Admins" & assigns for 
ever — 

And I do hereby Will & order my s^ sons to pay to my fore- 
mentioned Daughter the forementioned five pounds, lawful 
money as forementioned & to be equal therein — 

Yet once more I Give to my Son Ephraim the Sum of fifty 
shillings lawful money to be paid to him by my executor when 
my eldest Son arrives to the age of Twenty & one years, and I 
hereby order my s'^ Executor to pay the same — 

Joseph Magon 

[Witnesses] Jeremy Webster, Richard Sleeper, Joseph Wood- 
man. 

[Proved Oct. 26, 1768.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 26, 1768, authorizing Caleb Gilman and 
Benjamin Gordon, both of Exeter, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 27, 1768; amount, £221. 12. 6; signed by 
Caleb Gilman and Benjamin Gordon.] 



WILLIAM READ 1767 LITCHFIELD 

In the Name of God Amen — I William Read of Litchfeild 
in the Province New Hampshire, Gentleman, this Twenty Sixth 
Day of October, A. D. 1767 * * * 

Item, I give and bequeath to my wellbeloved Wife, Lucy, all 



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my household Stuff & Two Cows & the Sum of Five Pounds Six 
Shillings & Eight Pence Lawfull money (s'^ Sum to be paid her 
out of my estate) to do with as she sees fit ; and also the Use & 
Improvement of one Half of my House, where I now dwell, & 
my new Barn, & likewise one Third Part of all my Real Estate 
lying in Litchfeild afores*^ for & during the Term She shall re- 
main my Widow — I also order, that if she shall marry, & after- 
wards become a Widow and be in Want, that She be maintained 
& supported out of my Estate. 

Item, I give & bequeath to my Son Zadock the Steers, other- 
wise Oxen, called by the Family, Zadock's Steers. 

Item, I give my Son Henry my Gun: als I give & bequeath to 
him & his Heirs, the Sum of Fifty Three Pounds Thirteen Shil- 
lings and Eight Pence, Lawful Money, to be paid him out of my 
Estate, when he shall arive to the Age of Twenty-one Years: also 
my will is, that my said Son Henry have good common school 
Learning given him, & (if he shall chuse to make my said House 
his Home) that he be supplyed & supported, out of my Estate, 
with the Necessaries of Life, till he arive to the Age of Twenty- 
one Years, or till the Day of his Marriage, if that shall happen 
first. 

Item, I give and bequeath to my Daughter Lucy, and her 
Heirs, the Sum of Twenty-Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and 
Four Pence Lawfull Money to be paid her out of my Estate, 
when She shall arive to the Age of Twenty & one Years, or at the 
Day of her Marriage, if that shall happen first: also my Will is, 
that my said Daughter, Lucy, have good common school Learn- 
ing given her, & that she be maintained & supported, out of my 
Estate, (if she shall chuse to make my said House her Home) till 
She shall arive to the Age of Twenty & one Years, or till the 
Day of her Marriage, if that shall happen first. 

Item, I give and bequeath to my Daughter Hannah and her 
Heirs the Sum of Twenty Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and 
Four Pence Lawfull Money, to be paid her out of my Estate, 
when She shall arive to the Age of Twenty-one Years, or at the 



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Day of her Marriage, if that shall happen first: also my Will is, 
that my said Daughter, Hannah, have good common school 
Learning given her, & that she be supplyed & supported with the 
Necessaries of Life (if she shall chuse to make my s"^ House her 
Home) till she arive to the age of Twenty-one Years, or till the 
Day of her Marriage, if that shall happen first, to be schooled 
& supplyed as afores*^ out of my Estate. 

Item, I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah, and her 
Heirs, the Sum of Twenty Six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and 
Four Pence Lawfull Money, to be paid her out of my Estate, 
when she shall arive to the Age of Twenty-one Years, or, at the 
Day of her Marriage, if that shall happen first: also my Will is, 
that my said Daughter, Sarah, have good common school 
Learning given her, & that she be supplyed & supported with 
the Necessaries of Life (if she shall chuse to make my s<^ House 
her Home) out of my Estate, till she arive to the Age of Twenty- 
one Years, or, till the Day of her Marriage, if that shall happen 
first. 

Item, I give and Devise all my Intrest & Estate, that I have 
in the Housing & Lands lying in Litchfeild afores'*, that Doctor 
Barnes now lives on, & also my Housing & Lands at Goffstown 
in s*^ Province, that William Karr formerly owned, to my Ex- 
ecutors herein after named (or to such of my said Executors as 
shall then act) to be sold, immediately after my Decease, for the 
Payment of my just Debts — the Profits of said Land, before 
s<^ Sale, (if any there be) to be applied to the same Purpose. 

All the Rest and Residue of my Estate, of what Kind or 
Nature soever (my just Debts Funeral Charges & Legacies 
afores'^ being first paid) I give and Devise to my Two Sons, viz, 
Zadock Read & William Read, & their Heirs forever, equally to 
be divided between them. 

Lastly, I appoint my said Wife Lucy & my said Two Sons 
Zadock Read & William Read Executors of this my Last Will 
& Testament: And hereby revoking all other Wills & Bequests, 
I ordain this my Last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof. 



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I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the Day & Year 
afores"^. 

William Read 

[Witnesses] James Nahor, James Underwood, Joshua Ather- 
ton. 

[Proved April 26, 1769.] 

[Guardianship of Zadock Read, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of William Read, granted to Samuel Spaulding March 
29, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 366.] 

[Bond of Samuel Spaulding of Merrimack, with John Cham- 
berlain of Merrimack and James Underwood of Litchfield, 
husbandmen, as sureties, in the sum of £300, March 29, 1769, for 
the guardianship of Zadock Read; witnesses, John McQuigg, 
Timothy Ferrin.] 

[Inventory, June, 1769; amount, £410. 15. 6; signed by James 
Underwood and John Harvell.] 



STEPHEN HOYT 1767 HOPKINTON 

[Administration on the estate of Stephen Hoyt of Hopkinton, 
husbandman, granted to Abigail Hoyt Oct. 28, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 6.] 

[Bond of Abigail Hoyt, widow, with Jonathan Straw, gentle- 
man, and Enoch Eastman, yeoman, as sureties, all of Hopkinton, 
in the sum of £300, Oct. 28, 1767, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, William Parker, Jr., Joseph Moulton.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 8, 1767; amount, £189. 18. 3; signed by 
Matthew Stanley and Isaac Chandler.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £44. 18. 3, personal 
estate; expenditures, £44. 14. 5; allowed March 28, 1771.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 65 

[Warrant, March 28, 1771, authorizing Isaac Chandler, John 
Putney, Matthew Stanley, gentlemen, William Eastman, and 
Moses Sawyer, husbandmen, all of Hopkinton, to appraise two 
thirds of the real estate and report on a division; returned at 
£95. o. o, and division not practicable.] 

Province of 1 Hopkinton April 8'*" 1771 By virtue of and 
New Hampshire j in obedience to the precept we Rec* dated at 
Portsmouth the 28 day of March 1771 we the subscribers have 
upon oath to our fidelity and impartiality there in set off to 
Abigail Hoit the wife of Stephen Hoit of Hopkinton afore said 
yeoman Dec^ one third part of the Real Estate of the said 
Stephen Hoit as her Dower of said Estate to be enjoyed and 
improved by her during her nateral Life as followeth begining at 
the southest corner of the forty acor Lot n° one and runing on the 
Line betwixt said Lot and Esq Scails Land forty rods to a stake 
and stons then runing notherly twenty rods to a beach tree 
marked on two sids then Easterly to the High way to a stake 
and stons then southerly twenty rods to the bounds first men- 
tioned. And in the other forty acor Lot on the East sid of the 
highway begining at the Southwest corner of said Lot and run- 
ing on said Line one hundred rods to a stake and stons and then 
runing north twelve rods to a stak and stons then westerly to the 
highway to a stake and stons then southerly seven rods to the 
first mentioned bounds allso one third part of the barn during 
her natral Life that part of the barn being on the southwest part 
reserving the flour of the barn for the use of all parties as witness 
our hands 

Isaac Chandler 
John Putney 
Matthew Stanle 

[Decree of court, April 23, 1771, settling the two thirds of real 
estate on Stephen Hoyt of Hopkinton, oldest son.] 

[Bond of Stephen Hoyt, yeoman, with Jonathan Straw and 
Enoch Eastman, gentlemen, as sureties, all of Hopkinton, in the 



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sum of £200, April 24, 1771, to pay their shares to the other 
children, Mary Clements, wife of William Clements, Betty 
Hoyt, and Enoch Hoyt; witnesses, Abigail Hoyt, Philip Greeley.] 

[Additional account of the administratrix; receipts, £0. 13. 10; 
expenditures, £18. 13. 10; allowed May 29, 1771.] 



WILLIAM McCRILLIS 1767 NOTTINGHAM 

[Administration on the estate of William McCrillis of Not- 
tingham, yeoman, granted to Jane McCrillis Oct. 28, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 6.] 

[Bond of Jane McCrillis, with John Ely of Nottingham, yeo- 
man, and Joseph Sias of Lee as sureties, in the sum of £500, 
Oct. 29, 1767, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Joseph Moulton, Samuel Parker.] 

[Warrant, May 24, 1768, authorizing Joseph Sias, Jonathan 
Thompson, Gideon Mathes, Miles Randall, all of Lee, and 
Thomas Simpson of Deerfield to divide the real estate.] 

Pursuant to a warrant from the Honour'"' John Wentworth 
Esq"" Judge of the Probate of wills &c to us the Subscribers to 
Divide the Real Estate of William M "Crilliss Late of Notingham 
Deces'd which we have Done in the following manner viz — 

Set off to the widow Jane M°Crilliss for her Dower about 
Twenty five acres of Land in the Lott N° 27 in Summer Street in 
Said Notingham being part of the home place (So Called) begin- 
ing at the South west Corner of Said Lott then South East half 
South to the Cuntry Rode that Leads to Durham then Easterly 
by Said Rode Ninteen Rods then Runing North ten Degrees 
west till it Comes to the Side Line between the Lott 27 & 29 then 
Runing on Said Line till it Comes to Summer Street then on Said 
Street to the bound first mentioned — also another piece of Land 
in Said Lott Containing about 21 acres bounded as followeth 



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begining on the Southerly Side of the aforesaid highway that 
Leads to Durham and on the East of a highway that Leads to 
Newmarket and Runing South East half South to the bridge 
that Crosses peesporage brook (So Called) then North 41 Degrees 
East Eighteen Rods then Runing Northwest half North till it 
Comes to the highway that Leads to Durham then on Said way 
to the bound first mentioned, also another peice of Land in the 
Lott N° 24 in Summer Street being all that part of Said Lott 
which Said Decesd bought of Robert Killcey, also the northerly 
Room of the Dwelling-house and also thirty feet Square of the 
Easterly End of the Barn also i pew N° 6 in Notingham Meet- 
inghouse — 

Set off to John M'=Crilliss Eldest Son of the Said Decesd for his 
Double Shair all the Remaining part of the Lott N° 27 in Sum- 
mer Street (Excepting about 12 acres to be Set off to Jane Jones 
hereafter mentioned) also another peice of Land in the Lott N" 
28 in Said Summer Street being about 20 acres bounded as 
follows Begining at the Southwesterly Corner thereof at Summer 
Street then Runing Northwest half North 195 Rods then North 
42*^ East 26 Rods to a black oak tree marked J. W. then Runing 
South about 34*^ East through a Certain peice of medow near 
said oak and so Continue Said Course untill it Comes to Summer 
Street then Southwesterly to the bound first mentioned, also on 
Quarter part of a Saw mill on North River in Said Notingham 
known by the name of Jebucter mill also all the Remaining part 
of the Dwelling house and Barn on the home place — 

Set off to Jane Jones Daughter of Said Decesd one half of the 
hundred acre Lott N° 24 in winter Street in Said Notingham 
being at the Northwest End thereof with the House thereon also 
12 acres in the Lott N° 2^] in Summer Street bounded as follows 
Begining at the South Easterly Corner of said Lott Joyning to 
Durham line then Runing Northwest half North 37 Rods to part 
of the widows thirds Then Runing North 41^* East to the north 
East Side of Said Lott Then South East half South to Durham 
line then on Durham line to the bound first mentioned — also a 



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pew N" 4 in Notingham meeting house in the Second teer of 
pews — 

Set off to William M'^Crilliss Son of the Deces'^ for his Shair 
one whole Shair or Right in the Town of holderness — also all 
the Lott N° 28 in Summer Street in Said Notingham (Excepting 
what is Set off to his Said Brother John M'^Crilliss) also a pew 
N° 10 in Notingham Meetinghouse 

Set off to Mary M^Crilliss Daughter of Said Decesd for her 
Shair all that part of the Lott N° 26 in Summer Street that 
belongs to the Estate of the said Deceased also a Pew N° 16 in 
Notingham Meetinghouse — 



Notingham May 24*^ 1768 



Joseph Sias 

Thomas Simpson ^ 

Miles Randel ^ Committee 

Gideon Mathes 



WILLIAM BENNETT 1767 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Bennett of Ports- 
mouth granted to Moses Wingate of Portsmouth Nov. 2, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 32.] 

[Inventory, attested Jan. 23, 1768; amount, £2174. 11. o; 
signed by William Whipple and John Parker.] 

[Administration de bonis non on the estate of William Bennett 
granted to Elizabeth Bennett March 17, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 368.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Bennett, widow, with Ammi Ruhamah 
Cutter, physician, and Charles Banfill, yeoman, as sureties, all of 
Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, March 17, 1769, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate of her husband, William Bennett; witnesses, 
Samuel Hale, Jr., Nahum Ward.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 69 

HANNAH REMICK 1767 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen the fourth Day of November 1767 I 
Hanah Remeck of Portsmouth in the Province of Newhampsh, 
Single Woman Shopkeeper * * * 

Item I give & Bequethe to my Cozen Abigil Sherburne All my 
goods & Household Furnitur of what Kind soever & all my 
Cash Exept those Particular Goods hereafter Named — 

Item I give to my Brother Naf^^ Remick my Large Bible 
which is all I Allot to him 

Item I Give to my Cozen Sarah Lisen my Dark Coloured 
Quilted Coat 

Item I Give to my Cozen Mary Staple one Large silver Spoon 
& four Tea Spoons & one Large Gold Ring 

Item I give to my Cozen Hanah Cole two Tea Spoons 

Item I give Hanah Remeck Daughter of Will Remek two tea 
Spoons 

Item I give unto my Cozen Jane Remeck one gold Ring 

Item I give to M" Call My Best Apron 

I appoint M'" Gerge Sherburne Shipright to be Execqutor of 
this my will In Testimony thereof I have Set to my hand and 
Seal the Day and year First Written 

her 

Hannah X Remick 

Mark 

her 
[Witnesses] E Russell, Mary X Card, Tho^ Peirce. 

mark 
[Proved Feb. 9, 1768.] 

[Bond of George Sherburne, with Benjamin Akerman, tanner, 
and John Penhallow as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£500, Feb. 9, 1768, for the execution of the will; witnesses, 
Samuel Parker, Robert Parks.] 



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DANIEL OILMAN, JR. 1767 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Gilman, Jr., of Exeter, 
trader, granted to his widow, Mary Gilman, Nov. 4, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 32.] 

[Bond of Mary Gilman, with Samuel Gilman, 3d, of Exeter, 
blacksmith, and Hubartus Mattoon of Newmarket, gentleman, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 4, 1767, for the administra- 
tion of the estate ; witnesses, Theophilus Smith, Joseph Moulton.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 4, 1767, authorizing Josiah Gilman, physician, 
and Theophilus Smith, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 5, 1767; amount, £380. 13. 8; signed by 
Theophilus Smith and Josiah Gilman.] 

[Account of Jacob Brown and wife, Mary Brown, formerly 
Mary Gilman, administratrix; receipts, £465. 19. 4^^, personal 
estate; expenditures, £510. 12. 534; allowed April 29, 1773.] 



BENJAMIN MILLER 1767 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Miller of Ports- 
mouth, yeoman, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Miller, Nov. 9, 
1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 46.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Miller, with Ephraim Dennett, gentleman, 
and Moses Miller, yeoman, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in 
the sum of £500, Nov. 9, 1767, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Elias Parcher, George Dennett.] 

[Inventory, filed Aug. i, 1769; amount, £327,. 5. 6; signed by 
John Hart and John Dennett; mentions the deceased as of 
Newington.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £73. 5. 6, personal 
estate; expenditures, £59. 3. 8K; allowed Aug. 30, 1770.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 71 

[Warrant, Nov. 23, 1770, authorizing Hunking Wentworth, 
James Stoodley, John Dennett, all of Portsmouth, John Hart of 
Newington, and Woodbury Langdon of Portsmouth, merchant, 
to divide the real estate.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to a Warrant directed to us by 
New Hampshire / the Hon'" John Wentworth Esq'''^ Judge of 
the Probate of Wills &c for said Province bearing date the 2y^ 
day of November 1770 We have Divided the twenty six acres of 
Land which lay in common with the Real Estate of Benjamin 
Miller late of Newington in the Province aforesaid yeoman 
Deceased, in the following manner viz* — 

To George Dennett we have Sett off Thirteen Acres of said 
Land bounded Northeasterly by Elliotts Land fifteen Rods 
thirteen Links, Southeasterly by Land hereafter set off to Eliza- 
beth Miller, Widow of said Deceased, Southwesterly by the 
High way leading from Portsmouth to Knight's Ferry, Fifty 
three Rods & fifteen Links on said High way & Northwesterly 
by Thompson's Land as appears by a Plan herewith, that Lott 
marked N° 1 in said Plan: 

To the said Elizabeth Miller we have set off the remaining 
thirteen Acres of said Land in her own Right, bounded North- 
easterly by said Elliott's Land Twenty four Rods & six Links, 
Southeasterly by said Elliott's Land, Southwesterly by said High 
way & Land hereafter set off to Benjamin Miller Son of the 
said Deceased, & Northwesterly by Land set off above to said 
George Dennett it being the Lott marked N° 2 in said Plan. 

And we have also Divided the said Real Estate of the said 
Benjamin Miller Deceased in manner following viz* 

To the said Elizabeth Miller Widow of said Deceased, we 
have Sett off for her Dower, One Third of the Barn at the West 
End thereof with the priviledge of a Passage way to the same & 
Nine acres & twenty five Perch of Land bounded Northeasterly 
by the high way aforesaid Twenty five Rods fifteen Links, South- 
easterly by Land hereafter set off to Lydia Adams, Southwesterly 
by Shackford's Land twenty Seven Rods & Eighteen Links & 



72 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Northwesterly by Land hereafter Set off to the said Benjamin 
Miller Son of the said Deceased, with the Mansion House 
thereon being the Lot marked N° 3 in said Plan. 

To Mark Miller Eldest Son of said Deceased for his double 
Share, we have set off Ten Acres & twenty Eight Perch of Land 
bounded Northeasterly by said High way Eighteen Rods, South- 
easterly by Land hereafter set off to Hannah Miller, South- 
westerly by said Shackfords Land nineteen Rods & thirteen 
Links & Northwesterly by Coll° Hart's Land, being the Lott 
marked N° 4 in said Plan — 

To Benjamin Miller Son of said Deceased for his Share, we 
have set off One Acre & six perch of Land bounded Southeasterly 
by Elliott's Land, sixteen Rods & Sixteen Links, Southwesterly 
by said High way Thirteen Rods, Northwesterly by Land set off 
above to said Elizabeth Miller in her Right Eleven Rods & 
Twelve Links, & Northeasterly by said last mentioned Land 
Eleven Rods nineteen Links with two Thirds of the Barn stand- 
ing thereon, being the Easterly part of said Barn, also Four 
Acres and Eleven Perch of Land bounded Northeasterly by said 
High way Ten Rods & twelve Links, Southeasterly by Land set 
off above to said Elizabeth Miller for her Dower, Southwesterly 
by said Shackford's Land ten Rods & twelve Links & North- 
westerly by Land hereafter sett off to Elizabeth Miller Daughter 
of said Deceased being the two Lotts marked N° 5 in said Plan, 

To the said Elizabeth Miller Daughter of said Deceased for her 
Share we have sett off Five Acres & fourteen Perch of Land 
bounded Northeasterly by said High way Eleven Rods & Six 
Links Southeasterly by Land set off above to said Benjamin 
Miller Southwesterly by said Shackford's Land Eleven Rods & 
Six Links & Northwesterly by Land hereafter set off to Hannah 
Miller being the Lott marked N° 6 in said Plan — 

To Lydia Adams Daughter of said Deceased for her Share we 
have set off Five Acres & fourteen Perch of Land bounded North- 
easterly by said High way Sixteen Rods & twelve Links, South- 
easterly by a Lane leading to Dennett's Land, Southwesterly 



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by said Shackfords Land Twenty one Rods & fifteen Links & 
Northwesterly by Land set off above to her Mother the said 
EHzabeth Miller for her Dower, being the Lott marked N° 7 in 
said Plan. 

To the said Hannah Miller Daughter of said Deceased for her 
Share we have Set off Five Acres & fourteen Perch of Land 
bounded Northeasterly by said High way ten Rods, South- 
easterly by Land set off above to her Sister Elizabeth Miller, 
Southwesterly by said Shackford's Land Ten Rods & twelve 
Links & Northwesterly by Land set off above to said Mark 
Miller being the Lott marked N° 8 in said Plan — 
Portsmouth January the 29*^ I77i- 

H. Wentworth 
James Stoodly 
John Dennett 
John Hart 
Woodbury Langdon 

At the request of the Owners of the land occupied by the late 
Elizabeth Miller Widow of Benjamin Miller deceased, being her 
thirds of said deceased's Estate, to divide and set off the several 
Proportions to each — We have divided & set of the same in 
the following manner, viz* 

To Benjamin Miller lot N° one containing two Acres exclusive 
of the house & privileges to the same bounded as follows viz* 
Southerly on land in the possession of the said Benjamin Miller, 
easterly on the road leading to Knights ferry, northerly by land 
set of to Elizabeth Miller, westerly by land improved by the 
Widow Shackford — and one third of the westerly half of the 
mansion house of the said deceased with the privileges to the 
same, according to the annexed plan. 

To Elizabeth Miller lot N° two bounded southerly on land set 
off to Benjamin Miller easterly on the road aforesaid northerly 
on land set off to Lydia Adams & westerly by land improv'd by 
the Widow Shackford aforesaid — said lot contains one acre & 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 75 

69 rods — also the midle part of the said mansion house begin- 
ing at a notch in the plate & moving easterly 8 feet 2 inches to 
another notch in the plate, with the privileges to the same agree- 
able to said Plan — 

To Lydia Adams lot N° three, containing one acre & 69 rods 
bounded southerly by land set off to Elizabeth Miller easterly 
by the aforesaid road northerly by land set off to Jonathan 
Shillaber westerly by land improv'd by said Shackford — also 
the southeasterly corner of the dwelling house runing from the 
end Westerly to a notch in the plate and carrying half the 
breadth of the easterly end of s^ house with the privileges to the 
same agreeable to the plan annexed 

To Jonathan Shillaber lot N° four, containing two Acres & 138 
perches bounded southerly by land set off to Lydia Adams east- 
erly by said road northerly by land set off to Jonathan Warner 
Esq'' westerly by land improved by the said Widow Shackford 
also two thirds of the western half of the dwelling house in 
common with the said Benjamin Miller with the privileges to 
the same agreeable to the plan annexed 

To Jonathan Warner Esq"" lot N" five containing one Acre & 
69 rods bounded southerly by land set off to Jonathan Shillaber 
easterly by the road aforesaid northerly by said Warner's land 
westerly by land improv'd by said Widow Shackford also the 
northeasterly corner of the dwelling house runing from the end 
westerly to a notch in the plate & carrying half the breadth of 
the easterly end of the house with the privileges to the same 
agreeable to the plan annexed Portsmouth 4*^ May 1781 

Abraham Elliot 
W™ Thompson 
William Hart 
Nathi Tread well j-- 

Rockingham ss. We the Owners of the premises described by 
the Plan annexed being fully satisfied with the division thereof, 



76 



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pray your honor to receive & establish the same with the fore- 
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EHsabeth Miller 
Lydia Adams 
Benj^ Miller 
Jonathan Shillaber 
Jonathan Warner 



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JOSEPH ELKINS 



1767 



KINGSTON 



[Administration on the estate of Joseph Elkins of Kingston, 
yeoman, granted to Charles Huntoon of Kingston, gentleman, 
Nov. 13, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 32.] 

[Bond of Charles Huntoon, gentleman, with John Huntoon, 
gentleman, and Benjamin Huntoon, yeoman, as sureties, all of 
Kingston, in the sum of £200, Nov. 13, 1767, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate; witnesses, Elizabeth Parker, William Par- 
ker, Jr.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 77 

[Warrant, Nov. 13, 1767, authorizing Josiah Bartlett and 
Samuel Colcord, gentleman, both of Kingston, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan., 1768; amount, £76. 8. 2; signed by Josiah 
Bartlett and Samuel Colcord.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £50. 16. 11^ personal 
estate; expenditures, £16. 6. 8; allowed April 26, 1769.] 



BENJAMIN TAYLOR 1767 STRATHAM 

In the Name of God Amen. I Benjamin Taylerof Stratham in 
the Province of New Hampshire Yeoman, being weak in 
Body * * * 

Imprimis. I give and Bequeath to Patience my Dearly Be- 
loved wife, all my Personal Estate, to Enable her to pay my 
Debts & funeral Charges, and the Legacies hereafter mentioned, 
which She is to pay out of the Same ; and also to Enable her to 
bring up my Children: and Likewise I give her the whole use 
and improvement of all my Real Estate untill my two Sons to 
whom I herein give it, shall arrive to the Age of twenty-one years; 
and in Case She Shall remain my Widow after that time; then 
She Shall have the improvement of only one third of my Real 
Estate During Said Widowhood. 

Item. I give unto my two Sons, Bradstreet Tayler, and 
Jonathan Tayler, their Heirs and Assigns forever, all my Real 
Estate, whatsoever & wheresoever, to be Equally Divided be- 
tween them ; they to come into possession thereof at the age of 
twenty one years. 

Item. I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Prescott her Heirs 
& assigns, five Pounds Lawful money to be paid by my Executrix 
out of my Estate, within two years after my Decease. 

Item. I give unto my Daughter Hannah Moore, her Heirs 



78 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

& assigns, five Pounds Lawful money to be paid by my Executrix 
out of my Estate, within three years after my Decease. 

Item. I give unto my Daughter Anne Tayler her Heirs & 
Assigns, five Pounds Lawful Money to be paid by my Executrix 
out of my Estate, at the Age of Eighteen years or Marriage Day. 

And further my Will is, and I Do hereby Constitute and ap- 
point the aforesd Patience my Wife, my Sole Executrix of this 
my Last Will & Testament: and I do hereby utterly Disallow 
Revoke & Disannul, all & every other former Testaments Wills 
& Legacies Bequests and Executors, by me in any wise before 
this time Named Willed or Bequeathed; Ratifying and Con- 
firming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. 
In Witness whereof I do hereunto Set my hand and Seal, the 
Nineteenth Day of November Annoq Domini 1767, in the 
Eighth year of his Majestys Reign George the third King &c 

his 
Benjamin X Tayler 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Joseph Hoit, Sam^ Lane, Joseph Taylor. 
[Proved May 25, 1768.] 

[Warrant, May 25, 1768, authorizing Samuel Lane and John 
Taylor, gentleman, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 28, 1768; amount, £478. 19. 6; signed by 
Samuel Lane and John Taylor.] 



SAMUEL STEWART 1767 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Stewart of Kingston 
granted to his father, Robert Stewart, Dec. 2, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 45.] 

[Bond of Robert Stewart of Newton, yeoman, with Francis 
Batchelder of Kingston, yeoman, and Jacob Tilton of Exeter, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 79 

trader, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Dec. 30, 1767, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate; witnesses, Robert Parks, Joseph 
Moulton.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 2, 1768; amount, £69. 13. o; signed by 
Isaac Webster and John Wadleigh.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £76. 5. 5K; signed 
by WilHam Parker, Jr., and Nathaniel Batchelder.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £46. 8. 3; allowed 
Jan. 12, 1769.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £73. i. 3, personal 
estate; expenditures, £26. 13. o; mentions a widow; allowed 
Jan. 12, 1769.] 



MOSES MERRILL 1767 PEMBROKE 

[Administration on the estate of Moses Merrill of Pembroke 
granted to Timothy Walker, Jr., Dec. 3, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 45.] 

[Bond of Timothy Walker, Jr., of Concord, trader, with John 
Townsend of Hopkinton and Enoch Hale of Monadnock Number 
I, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500. Dec. 3, 1767, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, Joseph Moulton, Robert 
Parks.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 3, 1767, authorizing Richard Bartlett, physi- 
cian, and David Abbott, yeoman, both of Pembroke, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, filed Jan. 7, 1768; amount, £223. 16. 10; signed by 
David Abbott and Richard Bartlett.] 

[Bond of Simon Dearbon of Epping, innholder, with Abraham 
Tilton of Epping, yeoman, and Joseph Young of Stratham, 



80 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

gentleman, as sureties, In the sum of £500, Sept. 28, 1768, for 
the guardianship of Moses Merrill of Epping, minor, aged more 
than 14 years, son of Moses Merrill; witnesses, Joseph Moulton, 
John Wentworth,] 

[List of claims against the estate, Feb. 20, 1769; amount, 
£23,424. 10. 9, old tenor, or £1171. 4. 6, lawful money; signed by 
Thomas Stickney and Abiel Chandler.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £189. 1.7^; expendi- 
tures, £56. 9. II >^; allowed May 8, 1770.] 

Province of )^ we the subscribers being appointed by the 
New Hampshire J Honourable John Wentworth Esq'' Judge of 
Probate of wills &c for Said Province, to set off the widow Dorcas 
Merrills thirds which belongs to her out of the Real Estate of 
Cap* Moses Merrill of Pembroke Deceas*^ do adjudge to her the 
westerly End of Double house Standing on the Premises from 
the bottom of the Cellar to the Top of the house with the Previ- 
ledge of Passing & Repassing to & from & using the oven in said 
house, as also the previledge of one half of the yard before the 
house & half the Previledge of the well, and also the Previledge 
of sixteen feet of the east end of the Barn During her life & to 
Pass to and from said barn as also the whole of the Land on the 
Westerly side of the Road Excepting a Small Peice begining at 
the North East Corner & Runing on land in Possession of John 
Carlton five Rods and from thence Runing a Straight line to the 
Northwest Corner of the Double house. Witness our hands the 
3<^ of April 1769 

Richard Bartlett 
Moses foster 
David Abbot 

[Additional account of the administrator; receipts, $237.00; 
expenditures, $35.00; allowed Aug. 17, 1799.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, $4008.13; amount 
distributed, $202.00; allowed Sept. 24, 1799.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 8 1 

WILLIAM HORNE 1767 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen this fourteenth Day of december 
Anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred & Sixty seven I 
william Horn of Dover In the Province of New Hampshire In 
New England House Wright * * * 

Imprimis I Give & Bequeath to my Well Beloved Children 
Namely Ebenezer Horn Andrew Horn William Horn Peter Horn 
Moses Horn Sarah Gould Mary Horn Lydia Twombly Mercy 
Hussey Abigail Hayes & Martha Copps all my Household Goods 
Equaly Divided between them Except as is hereafter Excepted 
which together with what I have given Each of them before is 
their full share of my Estate 

Item I Give & Bequeath to My Well beloved Wife Elizabeth 
Horn The feather Bed & the whole of the furniture thereto 
belonging which I had with Her at Marriage one of my Chests 
such as she shall Choose All my Cattle sheep & Hogs Hay Corn 
& flax Beef Pork Butter & Cheese with any other Provisions I 
shall have at the time of My decease — All My Book Debts 
All the Cloath spun in the house since she became my wife 
Whether the same be made up Cutt or Remain in peices And 
Also all my Wool & yarn the whole of all the above mentiond 
articles to be at her own Disposal forever 

Lastly I Constitute ordain & appoint my Said beloved Wife 
Elizabeth Horn Sole Executrix * * * 

his 
William X Horn 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Tho^ W^ Waldron, Nath^^ Horn, Tho" Shannon. 

[Proved Aug. 29, 1770.] 



SAMUEL BROWN 1767 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Brown of Chester 
granted to his widow, Janet Brown, Dec. 30, 1767.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 46.] 



82 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Janet Brown, with Samuel McPherson and Stephen 
Morse, yeomen, as sureties, all of Chester, in the sum of £500, 
Dec. 30, 1767, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker, Robert Parks.] 

[Inventory, March 22, 1768; amount, £207. 5. o; signed by 
Samuel Emerson and Silvanus Smith.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £57. 5. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £40. 17. 3>^; allowed March 29, 1769.] 

Province of 1 By virtue of a warrant to us Directed by 
Newhampshire J order of the Honor^' John Wentworth Esq"" 
Judge of the Probate for Wills &c for said Province To Set of to 
Jennet Brown Widow and Relict to Sam^ Brown of Chester 
Deceased her Dower which Happens to her out of his Reall 
Estate: and to Divide the Remainder amongst his Children 

I'y Accordingly we have Set of to the said Jennet Brown in 
the Homesteed where the house stands ten acres of Land 
Bounded as followeth (viz) at the South West Corner at a stake 
and stones by the High way a Litel to the south west of said 
house then North East by said High way fifty five Rods to a 
stake and stones then nor west acrost said Lot thirty Rods to a 
stake and stones then south west by Sam'^ m^farsons Land 
fifty five Rods to a stake and stones: then streight to the first 
bound : withe the westerly End of the House fiom Top to Bottem 
and the whole of the Barn — togather with three acres and three 
Quarters of Wood Land Laying on the south westerly corner of 
said Homesteed cutt of by the High way Bounding southerly 
on Robert Grahams Land Westerly on Londonderry Line and 
Northerly on the High way 

2^^ We Set of to Sam^^ Brown the Eldest son a Double share 
Containing Six acres and one Hundred and seven Rod in two 
peaces the first peace containing four acres and one Hundred 
and seven Rods Laying in that Home Lot origenelly Coll" 
Thomas Westbrooks Bounding Southerly on Robert Grahams 
Land Westerly on Peter Dearbons Land Northerly on James 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 83 

Craffords Land and Easterly on the High way: the other Two 
acres lays on the Easterly End of the home steed Bound first 
at the South East Corner a stake and stones then south west by 
the High way Eleven Rods to a stake and stones then Norwest 
acrost the Lot thirty one Rods to a stake and stones then north 
East by ]\I'^farsons Land Eleven Rods to a stake and stones 
then south East by the Highway to the first bounds men- 
tioned — 

3'y We Set of to John Brown a single share containing three 
acres Bounded as followeth (viz) at the south East Corner a 
stake and stones being the south west bound of the two acres 
we set of to Sam^' Brown then south west by the High way 
sixteen Rods to stake and stones then Norwest by the widows 
thirds thirty Rods to a stake and stones then north East by 
M'^f arsons Land Sixteen Rods to a stake and stones then south 
East by what Land we Set of to Sam^^ Brown to the first bound 

4'y We Set of to Sarah Brown a single share containing three 
acres Bounded first at the South East Corner a stake and stones 
being the south west bounds of the widows thirds then south 
west by the Highway sixteen Rods to a stake and stones then 
Nor west acrost the Lot twenty nine Rods to a stake and stones 
then North East by M'^f arsons Land sixteen Rods to a stake and 
stones then South East Bounding on the widows thirds to the 
first bounds 

5^y We Set of to Hannah Brown a single sheare containing 
three acres bounding first at the South East Corner a stake and 
stones being the south west bound of what Land we set of to 
Sarah Brown : then south west by the High way sixteen Rods to 
a stake and stones then norwest acrost the Lot about Twenty 
Eight Rods to a stake and stones, then north East by Sam'' 
M'^f arsons Land sixteen Rods to a stake and stones then south 
East by what Land we set of to Sarah Brown to the first bound 

6iy We Set of to Joseph Brown a single share containing four 
acres bounded first at the South East Corner a stake and stones 
which is the south west bounds of what Land we set of to Han- 
nah Brown then south west by the High way twenty three 



84 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Rods to a stake and stones then Norwest acrost the Lot about 
Twenty Eight Rods to a stake and stones then north East by 
Sam'^ m^farsons Land twenty three Rods to a stake and stones 
then south East by the Land we set of to Hannah Brown to the 
first bound 

7'y We Set of to mary Peabody a single share containing three 
acres and thirty Rods Bounded as foloweth first at the South 
East Corner a stake and stones Being the south west bound of 
the Land set of to Joseph Brown by the High way twenty four 
Rods to a stake and stones then norwest acrost the Lot twenty 
Eight Rods to a small Hemlock tree marked then north East by 
Sam'' m^farsons Land to a stake and stones then South East by 
what Land we set of to Joseph Brown to the first bounds — 

8'y We Set of to Elisebath Caldwell a single share containing 
four acres and a Half bounded first at the south East corner a 
stake and stones being the south west bound of what Land we 
set of to Mary Pebodey then south west by the High way 
Twenty Six Rods to a white pine tree marked then Norwest 
acrost said Lot about Twenty Eight Rods to a stake and stones 
then north East by Sam'' m^farsons Land Twenty Six Rods to 
a small Hemlock tree marked then South East by the Land we 
set of to the said Mary Pebody to the Bound first mentioned — 

9'y We set of to Agnes m'^Keen a single share containing five 
acres bounded as followeth first at the South East Corner a 
white pine tree marked Which is the south west bound of what 
Land we set of to Elisebath Caldwell then westerly by the High 
way to a stake and stones standing on Londondery Line then 
north East by Sam" m'^f arsons Land to a stake and stones being 
the norwest bound of what Land we set of to the said Elisabeth 
Caldwell and so by her Land south East to the first bounds men- 
tioned — And thus we make our Return this fifteenth Day of 
April Annodom. 1769 

Sam" Emerson 
Rob* Clark 
John Akin 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 85 

JOHN OBER 1768 SALEM 

[Administration on the estate of John Ober of Salem granted to 
Mary Ober and Israel Ober Jan. i, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 46.] 

[Bond of Mary Ober, widow, and Israel Ober, cordwainer, 
with Seth Pattee and Peter Merrill, yeomen, as sureties, all of 
Salem, in the sum of £500, Jan. i, 1768, for the administration of 
the estate; witnesses, Timothy Emerson, Joseph Merrill.] 

[Inventory, attested Feb. 5, 1768; amount, £190. 3. 8; signed 
by Richard Cressy and Joseph Wright.] 

[Account of Israel Ober, administrator; receipts, £184. 19. 4; 
expenditures, £162. o. 2; allowed Dec. 26, 1770.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £63. o. 10; expenditures, 
£54. 17. o>^; mentions allowance to the widow; allowed March 
5, 1772.] 



THOMAS COTTON 1768 PORTSMOUTH 

In The Name of God Amen — This Second Day of Janu- 
ary Anno Domini Seventeen Hundred and Sixty Eight and in 
the Eighth Year of the Reign of George the Third King &c I 
Thomas Cotton of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Yeoman * * * 

Imprim^ I Give to my son Thomas Cotton five shillings Law- 
full money to be paid by my Executor within one year after my 
Decease 

Item I Give to my son William Cotton Twenty shillings Law- 
full money to be paid within one year after my Decease by my 
Executor — 

Item I Give to my son Addam Cotton five shillings Lawfull 



86 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Money to paid by my Executor within one year after my 
Decease — 

Item I Give unto my three Grandchildren (the Children of 
my Daughter Comfort Wallis Deceas'^) Viz Samuel Wallis, 
William Wallis and Spencer Wallis one fifth part of my land 
which peice of Land lies in Portsmouth aforesaid and Contains 
about sixty acres in the whole be the Same more or Less and is 
bounded Westerly on Land which I have sold to my son Nath^' 
Cotton, Northerly on Land of Joseph Edmunds Easterly on land 
of my son Nath'^ Cotton Southerly on Land of John Norton 
the one fifth part of Said peice of Land to be equelly Divided 
between the said Samuel, William and Spencer — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Sarah Sevey one fifth part of 
the Sixty Acres of Land aforesaid more or Less — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Ruth Airs one fifth part of the 
Sixty Acres of Land aforesaid more or Less — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Shearborn one 
fifth part of the Sixty Acres of Land aforesaid more or Less — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Mary Taulton one fifth 
Part of the Sixty Acres of Land Aforesaid more or Less — All 
the aforesaid peice of Land I give as aforesaid to them their 
Heirs and Assigns forever provided they pay the Debts equelly 
between the said five parts which shall Apper to have been Con- 
tracted by me or my late wife Comfort Cotton before her 
Decease 

Item All the rest of my Estate real or personal wheresover and 
whatsoever I give unto my son Nathaniel Cotton and unto his 
Heirs & Assigns Ordering him to pay all my Just Debts which 
have been contracted since the Death of my wife, and Funeral 
Charges — 

Lastly I Do Appoint my said son Nath^^ Cotton Sole Executor 
to this my last will & Testament 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the 
Day Above 

Thomas Cotton 



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her 
[Witnesses] John fernalld, Mary X Furnald, Levi Dearborn. 

marke 
[Proved Sept. 7, 1770.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 29, 1770; amount, £80. 17. o; signed by 
Thomas DubHn and John Robinson.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £5. 17. o. personal estate; 
expenditures, £17. 8. o; allowed Nov. i, 1771.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £75. o. o; expenditures, £16. 
14. 6; allowed Jan. 15, 1772.] 

[Settlement of claims against the estate; amount of claims, 
£70. 3. 8; amount distributed, £58. 5. 6; allowed Jan. 17, 1772.] 



DAVID BARKER 1768 BOSCAWEN 

[Administration on the estate of David Barker of Contoocook 
granted to James McHard.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 62.] 

[Bond of James McHard of Haverhill, Mass., with James 
Dwyer, innholder, and Michael Purcell, mariner, both of Ports- 
mouth, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Jan. 13, 1768, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, Joseph Moulton, Robert 
Parks.] 



THOMAS DEAN 1768 EXETER 

In The Name of God amen This Sixth Day of January 
Anno Domini 1768 I Thomas Dean of Exeter in the Province 
of Newhampshire Esq"" being but Week of bodey * * * 

first I Give unto my beloved Wife Mary and to her Disposel 



88 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

for ever my Horse & Riding Chair and my Gound & shirts and 
allso I give unto my Said Wife During her naturall Life or So 
long as She Remains my Widdow the use & Improvement of the 
Westerly End of my Dwelling House wear I now Live viz the 
four frunt Room and Shoop and my bead Room with the Cham- 
bers over the same with the Celler under said bead Room with 
a Priveledge of Going to the same with the one halfe of all my 
Garden & that halfe adjoyning to mr James Hacketts with a 
Priveledge in my Well, and allso I Give unto my Said Wife Dur- 
ing said teirm the use and Improvement of the full one Halfe 
Part of all my Housel Stufe and one Cow & which she shall 
Chuse & That to be Cept Sumer & winter on my Whome Steed 
as I shall order the Same and allso I Give unto my said Wife 
During the Teirm above mentioned and to be Paid & Deliverd 
yearly & in Season During Said Turm one hunderd Waight of 
Good Pork & one Hunderd Waight of Good beafe & Eight 
bushels of Inden Corn & Two bushels of Ry and four Cord of 
Good fier wood Cut fit for her fier & haled to her Door all these 
articules to be Paid & Delivered yearly During Said Teirm by 
my Executor here after mentioned in this my Last will & allso I 
Give unto my Said Wife a Priveledge for her Selfe in my Pew in 
the new meting House in Exeter During Said Teirm all The 
above articquel to be Purformed as above mentioned with a 
Proviseon my Said Wife yealding up her Right of Dower & 
Power of Thirds in and unto all my Real Estate 

And furthermore I Give unto my Said Wife and to her Dis 
Posel for Ever Thirty Pounds and to be Paid to her by my Exec- 
uter here after mentioned in Such Species (at Cash Price) as my 
said wife Shall Chuse & to Be Paid in a Convent time after my 
Decease 

Iti'" I Give unto my Son John Dean and to his heirs and 
assings for Ever The Westerly End of my Dwelling House in 
Exeter and to Contain the full of all the old End (so Caled) with 
the full one Halfe Part of my Lot adjoyning to said House and to 
be the Westerly halfe Part of said Lands he my Said John to 



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Come into Porsission Thereof at my wife Decease or marage 
allso I Give unto my Said Son John five Pounds and to be Paid 
in Speices by my Executor here after mentioned in This my 
Last will in one year after my Decease 

Iti™ I Give unto my Daughter Jane Gilman & to her heirs &c 
Twenty Shilings Lawfull money & to be Paid in species in one 
year after my Decease by my Executer hereafter mentioned in 
this my Last will and allso I Give unto my Said Daughter Jane 
the full one Halfe of all my housel stufe within Dores Excepting 
what I have Given to my wife During her naturall Life or Re- 
maing my Widdow and allso the one halfe of that at her Decease 
or marraige. 

Iti™ I Give unto my Daughter Deborah Emerson & to her 
heirs &c Twenty Shilings Lawfull money & to be Paid in species 
in one year after my Decease by my Executor hereafter men- 
tioned in this my Last will & allso I Give unto my Said Daughter 
Deborah the full one halfe Part of my housel stufe within Dores 
Excepting what I have given to my wife During her naturall 
Life or Remaining my widdow & allso the one halfe of That at 
her Decase or marrage 

Iti"" I Give unto my Two Grandsons John White & Samuell 
Gilman White Children of my Daughter Elisabeth White De- 
ceased teen Shilings Lawfull money Equally to be Devided be- 
tween them & to be Paid by my Executor mentioned in this 
my Last will when they arive at The age of Twenty one years & 
my will is that if Either of my Said Grand sons should Die 
before they arive to the before mentioned age That the Surviving 
Child to Recive the whole 

Iti"" I Give unto my Two Sons viz John Dean & Benjamin 
Woodbridge Dean Their Heirs & assings Equaley to be Devided 
between them my Pue in the new meating House in Exeter They 
to Come into Porsession at my Decease Excepting the Priviledge 
Given to my wife and That at her Decease or marrage and allso I 
Give to my Said Sons all my Wearing apparil Excepting what I 
Gave to my wife in this my Last Will 



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Iti'" I Give unto my Son Benjamin Woodbridge Dean his 
heirs & assings for Ever all The Remainder of my Estate not all 
Readey Desposed off in this my Last Will & Testement viz all 
The Easterly End of my Dwelling House Where I now Live in 
Exeter with the one Halfe of The Celler under the whole with 
the full one halfe of The Lands adjoyning to Said House with 
the barn Standing on the Same and allso I Give to my Said Son 
Benj'' Wood"^ Dean his heirs &c one other Peice of Land Lying in 
Exeter Caled my Whome Steed Where I used to Live Containing 
about Seventy acres be the Same more or Less with the barn 
Standing on the Same The Said Land is bounded as followes 
Westerly on the way which Goes from the Countrey Road to 
Land belonging to John Philips Esqr northerly & South Easterly 
on Land of Cap* James Leavits and Dudley Leavitts & South 
& South Westerly on Land of the Said John Philips & I Give to 
my Said Son all my stock of Catel of all Sorts with all my Uten- 
sels for Husbandrey my Said Son to Com into Porsission thereof 
at my Decese he my Son Benj^ Wood« Dean Paying all my Just 
Debts furnall Charges Legesies &c and Providing & Delivering 
to my Wife in Season all the Purticquales mentioned in this my 
Last Will 

Lastly I Do hereby Constitute & appoint my Son Benj'' Wood- 
bridge Dean to be Soul Executor * * * 

Thomas Deane 
[Witnesses] James Thurstin, Benj* Boardman, Theo: Smith. 
[Proved Oct. 26, 1768.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 26, 1768, authorizing Theophilus Smith and 
James Leavitt, gentleman, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 10, 1768; amount, £392. o. o; signed by The- 
ophilus Smith and James Leavitt.] 

Province of 1 To the Hon*'"'' John Wentworth Esq"" 
New Hampshire J Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for Said 
Province 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 9 1 

The Humble Petition of John Gilman jun'^ of Exeter in the 
Province aforesaid Esq"^ Shews 

That Thomas Dean late of Exeter aforesaid Physician De- 
ceased By his Last will & Testament among other things Devised 
to his Son John Dean & to his Heirs and assigns the Westerly 
End of his Dwelling House in Exeter to Contain the full of all the 
old End with the full one half part of his Lot adjoining to Said 
House «& to be the Westerly half part of Said Lands the said 
John to Come into Possession of the Same at the Decease of the 
Testators wife or upon her marriage which has since happened — 

That the said John Died before the Testator whereby the 
Devise to him became Void & was in the Nature of a Lapsed 
Legacy & tho' the Devise mentions his Heirs yet his Heirs can- 
not take because an Heir as Such cannot take anything but what 
was his ancestor's before he Died & so must Descend from him 
but John the son coud not take by the Devise because he was 
not in being when the Will took Effect viz at the Death of the 
Testator and therefore the Estate proposed to be given to him 
was never his but Descends to the Heirs of the Testator — 

That By another Clause in Said Will the Testator Devises to 
his son Benj'' Woodbridge Dean his heirs & assigns the Re- 
mainder the Easterly End of his said Dwelling house with half 
the Cellar with half the Lands Adjoining to said House the barn 
&c which Premises Your Petitioner has Purchased of the said 
Benj'' Woodbridge Dean & wants to have a Division & Severance 
thereof from the other half first mentioned to hold to him in 
Severalty — Wherefore your Petition'^ Humbly Prays that five 
Sufficient freeholders not Related nor Interested may be ap- 
pointed to Set off & Sever the Interest of your Petition"^ whether 
in the right of his wife or otherways from the Rest of the premises 
(Pursuant to the Law of Said Province in Such Cases Provided) 
to hold to him in Severalty as by Law he has a Right and he 
shall as in duty bound ever Pray &c — 

John Gilman J' 

[Order of court, Aug. 31, 1769, that the petition be served 



92 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Upon the heirs of Thomas Dean, "being as it is Said the Petition" 

wife Deborah the wife of Emerson the Children of 

Eliz^ One of the Daughters of said Thomas Deceasd and the 
Children of the said John Dean Deceased and the said Benjamin 
Woodbridge Dean." Order of court, Sept. 27, 1769, that a 
warrant issue to Nathaniel Folsom, Nicholas Oilman, gentleman, 
John Giddings, merchant, John Rice, and Noah Emery to make 
the division.] 

[Bond of Ward Clark Dean of Exeter, hatter, with Josiah Gil- 
man and Trueworthy Oilman as sureties, in the sum of £100, 
Nov. 4, 1769, to pay to the other heirs their shares of the lapsed 
legacy to John Dean, they being John Oilman, Jr., in the right 
of his wife, Jane Oilman, Samuel Emerson in the right of his wife, 
Deborah Emerson, Benjamin Woodbridge Dean, and the chil- 
dren of Elizabeth White, deceased, wife of John White; wit- 
nesses, Nathaniel Batchelder, Judith Oilman.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to a Warrant From the Hon''''' 
New Hampshire / John Wentworth Esq'' Judge of the Probate 
of Wills &ca for Said Province, Appointing us the Subscribers, A 
Committee to Divide among the Heirs & Legal Representatives 
of Thomas Deane late of Exeter in Said Province Physician De- 
ceased That part of his Real Estate of which he Died Seized, 
which was not Disposed of by his Last Will & Testament, Par- 
ticularly a Lapsed Legacy given to his Son John Deane, or any 
other part not Divided by Said Will, as the Law of Said Province 
Directing the Division of Real Estates Directs, If the Same is 
Capable of being Divided without Prejudice to, or Spoiling of the 
whole — And to set forth Each Share by Metes & Bounds to 
Hold to the Several Parties in Severalty — But if we Judge it 
Cannot be So Divided, Then to make an Impartial Appraisement 
thereof According to the Present Value thereof In order to the 
Settlement thereof upon one of the Heirs Who is Willing to take 
the Same at Such Appraisment, & to pay the rest their Respec- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 93 

tive Proportion thereof Accordingly at Such time as the Judge of 
Probate Shall Limit &ca. 

We having met & Considered the Premisses Do Agree & make 
our return as Follows viz We Consider that the Said Lapsed 
Legacy is not by the Will Severed by metes & bounds from the 
Legacy given in the Same Will to Benjamin Woodbridge Dean & 
Since Conveyed to Major John Gilman — Therefore We have 
Severed & Set off the Said Lapsed Legacy by the following Metes 
& Bounds viz. Beginning at the North Easterly Corner of 
James Hackett's house lott at a Stake by the highway at one foot 
& an half Distance from the North Westerly Corner of the Old 
part of the Mansion house (which is part of the Said Lapsed 
Legacy) and on a Strait line with the front of Said house, And 
from Said Stake to run South Forty Degrees West one hundred 
& fifty four feet by Said Hacketts land to a great Rock in the 
Edge of the River, Thence South Fifty Seven Degrees East thirty 
feet, Thence North Forty two Degrees West Ninety five feet to a 
Stake Standing about One foot Distant Northwesterly from a 
Plumb tree Standing near the Well, And from thence to run 
North Twelve Degrees West acros the Centre of the Well Twenty 
Six feet to a Stake standing in a strait line with the South- 
westerly End of the bedroom belonging to the old part of Said 
house and at Six foot Distance from the South Easterly corner 
of said Bedroom, and from that Stake to run a Parralell line with 
the Easterly Side of Said Bedroom at Six feet Distance therefrom 
Fourteen feet to the old house, then by the Said old house five 
feet to the New part of Said house, and then through the Said 
house between the Said old part & the Said New part to the 
highway, and then by the Said highway about Thirty one feet 
and one half to the bounds first begun at — Within which 
bounds We Adjudge to be Contained all the old part of Said 
House & the one half of the Land Adjoyning being the Said 
Lapsed Legacy — And all the New part of Said house & all 
the residue & remainder of the Said Land & the barn Standing 



94 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

thereon We Adjudge to belong to the Said John Gilman in the 
right of the Said Benjamin Woodbridge Deane. — And whereas 
by the Said Will the one half of the Cellar under the said old part 
of Said House was given to the Said Benjamin Woodbridge 
Deane, We have Severed & Set off to the Said John Gilman in 
the right of the Said Benjamin Woodbridge Deane for his half 
part of Said Cellar as Follows viz* to begin at the North Easterly 
Corner of the Cellar and to run Westerly as the Wall is Fifteen 
Feet and then to Extend Southerly Carrying that width to the 
opposite Wall of said Cellar — And all the rest & remainder of 
Said Cellar we Adjudge to belong to the Said Lapsed Legacy. 

And We do Adjudge that the Said Lapsed Legacy before De- 
scribed cannot be Divided among the Heirs without Prejudice 
to or Spoiling of the whole, We therefore Appraise the Same at 
the Sum of Fifty Seven pounds & Ten shillings Lawful money. 
Witness our hands at Exeter this First day of November Anno 
Domini 1769. 

Nath" Folsom 
Noah Emery 
John Rice 
Nich^ Gilman 

A Plan of the Premises Mentioned in the foregoing return 
hereto Annexed being the Late Mansion house & Home place of 
Thomas Deane Esq"" Deceas'd Taken Nov i^* 1769 — 



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DANIEL PHILBRICK 1768 RYE 

[Warrant, Jan. 16, 1768, authorizing Samuel Jenness and 
Jeremiah Locke, both of Rye, to appraise the estate of Daniel 
Philbrick of Rye, yeoman, administration of which is granted 
to his widow, Abigail Philbrick, and Reuben Philbrick.] 

[Inventory, March 16, 1768; amount, £421. i. o; signed by 
Samuel Jenness and Jeremiah Locke.] 

State of New Hampshire Rockingham ss November 21*'' 1780 

Agreabile to an order to us the Subscriber Derected from the 
Judge of the Probate of wills for the County of Rockingham to 
Set of to Abigail Davison her Dower of thirds to the Estate of 
her Late Husband Daniel Philbrick Late of Rye Deceased we 
have Set of her thirds as Followeth 

Viz her Part of the House the west fore Room and the Cham- 
ber over Said Room with one third of the Garrat and one halfe 
of the Grate Celer with Liberty to Bake in the Kiching oven for 
one year from this Date with Liberty to pase the fore door 

also her Part of the Barn the west end the weadth of Said Barn 
to the third Posts with Libberty to go throw the Barn yard to 
Said Barn & to thrash her Grain on the flower in the other end of 
Said Barn this year 

also her Part of the Orchard at the west End Begining at a 
Stake Drove in the Ground on the North Side of Said orchard 
with a Strate Line to the Northeast Cornner of the House Con- 
taning above 24 apple trees with the Gardon at the west End of 
the house 

also her Part of the Mooing Land in the Medder So Called 
Lying by Land of m'' Nathanel Jenness begening at South End of 
Said Medder or Mooing land Even with the Line of Rubening 
Philbricks Land & Runing Elven Rods in weadth by Said 
Nathanel Jennes Land fifty Rods with a Rod Rode from the 
Northeast Corner the Nearst Place to the High way 

also her Part of the Wood Land in Hampton Division Lying 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 97 

at the North End of the wood Land So Caled twenty five Rods 
in weadth & Riming on the west Side by Land of Nathanel 
Jennes, thirty Eight Rods to a pine tree Marked and on the 
East Side by Land of Rubening Philbrick forty four Rods to a 
pine tree Marked 34 Rods a Crost 

also her Part of the Planting Land being two acres & fifety 
two Rods in the old feld So Caled at the South west End to two 
Staks on Each Side for the Bounds 

also her Part of the Parster Land begining at the Corner of the 
Ston Worle by the High way & Runing by Land of John Jenness 
forty three Rods then Runing twenty Six Rord to a pile of Stons 
Near the orchard then by Said orchard twenty feet Back Side 
of the Barn to the high way thirty Six Rods then twenty Six 
Rods to the firs Mentined Bounds 

also her Part of the medder or marsh by the Salt works So 
Caled all that Part on the South Side of the trunck 

Rich"^ Jenness Jn"^ 
James Knowles 
Peter Garland 
Henry Elkins 
Nathaniel Jennes 

Committee 

[Account of Reuben Philbrick, William Davidson, and his 
wife, Abigail Davidson, administrators; receipts, £97. 14. o; ex- 
penditures, £78. 13. i; allowed Feb. 15, 1786.] 



MARTHA CHAPMAN 1768 GREENLAND 

[Administration on the estate of Martha Chapman of Green- 
land, single woman, granted to Samuel Chapman.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 62.] 

[Bond of Samuel Chapman, yeoman, with Josiah Haines, 
yeoman, and Ichabod Weeks, physician, as sureties, all of Green- 



98 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

land, in the sum of £500, Jan. 19, 1768, for the administration of 
the estate; witnesses, Robert Parks, WiUiam Parker.] 

[Inventory, April 21, 1768; amount, £47. 13. 9; signed by John 
Haines and John Pickering.] 



JEREMIAH WHEELWRIGHT 1768 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Jeremiah Wheelwright of Ports- 
mouth in the Province of New Hampshire, Cooper, being of 
sound mind and good memory. Apprehending my time and stay 
in this world but short, by reason of my Bodily weaknesses and 
Infirmitys * * * 

Item, I give and bequeath unto Doctor Hall Jackson in trust, 
and to the sole use, and for the Benifit of my Daughter Mary 
Cram my negro man Nero, and my negro woman Jane. 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Grand son Jeremiah 
Wheelwright his Heirs and assigns all my Lands in the Township 
of Phillips Town (so calH) in the county of York in the Province 
of the Massachusetts Bay, All the rest and residue of my Estate 
real and Personal whatsoever, to be equaly divided to, and be- 
tween my three Children Jeremiah Wheelwright, John Wheel- 
wright and my aforsaid Daughter Mary Cram I do give and 
bequeath and to their Heirs and assigns for ever — And I do 
hereby make, constitute, and appoint M'' John Nelson of 
Portsm° & Cap* Joseph Paterson to be my whole and full 
Executors to this my last will and Testament and I do hereby 
revoke, disannul and make void all former Wills and Testaments 
by me heretofore made either by word of mouth or by writing 
In witness whereof I the said Jeremiah Wheelwright to this my 
last will and Testament have set my hand and Seal this twenty 
fourth Day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand 
seven hundred and Sixty eight — 

Jer: Wheelwright 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 99 

[Witness] Clem' Jackson, Mary Sanderson, Samuel Drown. 
[Proved Feb. 23, 1768.] 

[Inventory, May 25, 1768; amount, £381. 4. 5; signed by 
Samuel Penhallow and William Knight.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 28, 1768, authorizing John Parker, merchant, 
and John Wendell, gentleman, both of Portsmouth, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims, June, 1770; amount, £131. 9. o; signed by John 
Wendell and John Parker.] 



NATHAN FOLSOM 1768 NEWMARKET 

In the Name of God Amen, The Twenty fifth day of January 
Annoque Domini one thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Eight 
I Nathan Folsom of Newmarket In the Province of New Hamp- 
shire in New England Yeoman * * * 

Item I give & bequeath unto Elizabeth my Dearly Beloved 
wife The Income and Profit of all my Estate both real and Per- 
sonal untill my son Asa comes to the full age of Twenty one 
years in order that thereby my wife may be Enabled to Support 
& Educate my son asa & Daughter Abigail Suitably to Each of 
their Conditions & also I give unto my wife the Use and Improve- 
ment of all the house hold Goods & Moveables Belonging There- 
unto Dureing her Natureal Life 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my son Asa Folsom all my 
homested farm together with the Previledges thereunto belong- 
ing Likewise My Part of wadleys Mill & Previlege Likewise my 
wharfe & Previledges at Lampereal river Landing the said Asa 
to Come into Possession of the whole when he arives to the Age 
of Twenty one Years Likewise the Whole Money or the Debts 
Due to me from all Persons Likewise all the Live Stock I shall 



lOO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Leave together with all the Utensils Belonging to the farm 
whereon I now Live 

Item I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Hilton one Hundred 
& twenty five pounds Lawfull Money to be paid to her by my 
son Asa Folsom within one year Next after the said Asa Shall 
Arive to the Age of twenty one Years to be paid In Cattle & 
Other Produce of the farm at Cash Price Likewise the one half 
of all the Moveables Belonging to My Dwelling house after the 
Decease of my wife Elizabeth Folsom 

Item I give unto my Daughter Abigail about forty five Acres 
Land it being the Land I Bought of Chase Wiggin of New- 
market together with the Building and Previledges thereunto 
Belonging Likewise Seventy five pounds Lawfull Money to be 
paid her by My son Asa folsom when she shall Arive at the Age 
of Eighteen Years Likewise the one half of all the Moveables 
Belonging to My Dwelling house after the Decease of my Wife 
Elizabeth Folsom 

Lastly I Constitute and Appoint Elizabeth Folsom my well 
Beloved wife Sole Executrix * * * 

Nathan Folsom 

[Witness] James Cram, George Dutch Jur, Nathaniel Ewer 
juner. 

[Proved, no date.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 20, 1769; amount, £40,124. 13. o; signed by 
Walter Bryent, Jr., and James Cram.] 

Rockingham ss By the hon^'^'^ Phillips White Esq'' Judge of 
the Probate of Wills &c for said County — 

To Elizabeth Folsom of Newmarket in said County Widow 
Relict of Nathan Folsom late of said Newmarket Yeoman 
deceased testate & Executrix of his Will — Greeting 

You are hereby notified that Jeremiah Folsom of said New- 
market Esq"" hath preferred a Petition to said Judge representing 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS lOI 

that he with the said Nathan Folsom in his life time, were seized 
& possessed of about one hundred & Seventy Seven Acres of 
Land in said Newmarket bounded Southerly by land lately the 
said Nathans commonly called Simonds Grant Northerly by 
Wadleighs Road so called Easterly by Land of the said Jeremiah 
& Westerly by land formerly John Bracketts & Joseph Gliddens 
both deceased — that since the Said Nathans death His said 
Right descended to your Son a Minor & therefore praying that a 
Committee might be appointed to divide the Same & Set off to 
him the said Jeremiah his part thereof which he says is all but 
about fifty acres — You are therefore notified to appear in 
behalf of your said Son at the Probate office in Exeter in said 
County on the last Wednesday of July next at ten of the Clock in 
the forenoon & Shew Cause if any you have why the prayer of 
said Petition should not be granted — & you are desired to 
notify the said minor it is necessary he should appear & choose 
a Guardian to act in his behalf — Dated at Exeter the twenty 
fifth Day of June 1797 — 
By order of the Judge 

W. Parker Reg"- 



WILLL^M CORSER 1768 BOSCAWEN 

[Administration on the estate of William Corser of Boscawen 
granted to Winthrop Carter.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 62.] 

[Bond of Winthrop Carter, with Nathan Corser and George 
Jackman as sureties, all of Boscawen, yeomen, in the sum of 
£500, Jan. 27, 1768, for the administration of the estate; Wit- 
nesses, Joseph IMoulton, Joseph March.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 10, 1768; amount, £50. 14. 11; signed by 
Stephen Gerrish and Moses Burbank.] 



102 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[List of claims against the estate ; amount, £21. 19.0; signed by 
George Jackman, Jr., and Samuel Fowler.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £847. 10. o; expendi- 
tures, £387. 10. o; mentions a widow; allowed Oct. 26, 1768.] 



DANIEL MERRILL 1768 ATKINSON 

[Guardianship of Daniel Merrill of Atkinson, "a person 
naturally wanting of Understanding," granted to Daniel Poor of 
Atkinson.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 66.] 

[Bond of Daniel Poor, gentleman, with Nicholas White and 
Stephen Harriman, both of Plaistow, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, Feb. 12, 1768, for the guardianship of Daniel Merrill; 
witnesses, William Parker, Joseph Moulton.] 

Province of \ To the Hon^'^ John Wintworth Esq'' Judge 
New Hamp'' / of Probate Within and for said Province of 
New Hampshire — 

The Petition of Ruth Parker formerly the wife of Nathaniel 
Merrill of Haverhill in the County of Esex and Province of the 
Massachusetts Bay — The said Ruth Humbly mooves in y« 
Behalf of Her son Daniel merrill Now Resident in atkinson in y« 
Province of Newhampsh*" afors'^ He being Represented as Non 
compos and standing in need of a guardean the said Ruth there- 
fore Humbly Petitioneth that Her son James merrill of atkinson 
afors'^ may be admitted guardean to the said Daniel (in the Room 
of Daniel Poor of said atkinson who as I understand Has got in 
His guarden without my Consent or Knowledge) The said James 
Being Capable of that service and understanding The said 
Daniels Temper and Disposition will be most Likely To Leade 
and Conduct him in y^ way that shall be most Easey and Con- 
ducive for his peace Safety Comfort and intrest — if therefore 
it may be Consistant With your Honr^ Wisdom and agreeable to 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS IO3 

the Rules of Law and Equity your Petitioner Entreats that your 
Hon"^ Would in your Clemencey Hear the Compasionate Petion 
of a Distresed mother for a Impotent son and grant that the s"^ 
James may be appointed guardean as afors^ and your Petitioner 
as in Duty Bound Shall Ever Pray 
Dated atkinson June y 17, 1768 — 

Ruth Parker 

Atkinson 23^* September 1782 
Sir/ it is with some Regret that I am Oblidged to Trouble 
Your honor in the affair of my Family — in the Year 1738 my 
Husband Nathaniel Merril dyed and left me sole Executrix to his 
Estate, unfortunately One of my Children Named Daniel Was 
Non Compos Mentis, my Son in Law Lieu* Daniel Poor, un- 
known to me apply <^ to the then Judge of probate in this State 
and took Gardianship of him, and his Estate in his Own hands, 
Which he has improved & Received the benefit of Ever Since, 
altho my son has in General and for the greater part of the time 
been in good health, and Capable of Earning as much as most 
men in more Happier Circumstances. I am Now to Supplicate 
your Honour as Well my Own Perticular desire as that of my 
Children, that your Honour Would be pleased to take from him 
the Said Poor my Son in Law the Guardianship of my Said Son 
Daniel and to appoint my Only Son James Who I abide With 
or my Self alone or Both together, as Your Honour in your great 
Wisdom shall think best and Furthermore I begg leave to men- 
tion that my Daughter Poor in her last Sickness desired that 
after her decease he my said Son might be removed from her 
House — I desire likewise to make mention to your Honour 
that the said Poor has Withheld from me for many Years Back 
my Right of Dower to my late Husbands Estate — and theirfore 
desire and Request that he may be Ordered to Settle his affairs 
and my Own and sons Property may be taken Out of his hands 
and put in the Hands of my Son James and your Petitioner as in 
Duty bound Shall Ever pray — 

Ruth Parker 



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DAVID ADAMS 1768 LONDONDERRY 

[Guardianship of Rachel Adams, minor, aged more than 14 
years, daughter of David Adams, granted to Thomas Simpson 
Feb. 13, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 66.] 

[Bond of Thomas Simpson of Deerfield, with Joseph Sias of 
Lee and Asa Gile of Nottingham, yeoman, as sureties, in the sum 
of £500, Feb. 13, 1768, for the guardianship of Rachel Adams, 
daughter of David Adams of Londonderry; witnesses, Samuel 
Parker, Joseph Moulton.] 



EDWARD CLARK 1768 KITTERY, ME. 

[Administration on the estate of Edward Clark of Kittery, 
Me., shipwright, granted to Dorothy Clark, widow, Feb. 15, 
1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 67.] 

[Bond of Dorothy Clark of Kittery, Me., with George Fernald, 
cooper, and Benjamin Yeaton, joiner, both of Portsmouth, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 15, 1768, for the administration 
of the estate in New Hampshire; witnesses, Samuel Parker, 
Joseph Moulton,] 

[Inventory, filed Feb, 15, 1768; one twelfth part of a lot of 
land lying near Point of Graves in Portsmouth, £9, o, o; signed 
by Abraham Crucy and John Libby,] 



DUSTIN 1768 

[Guardianship of Eliphalet Dustin of Londonderry, minor, 
aged more than 14 years, granted to Robert Moore Feb, 15, 

1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 115.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS IO5 

[Bond of Robert Moore, with James Crombie as surety, both 
of Londonderry, yeomen, in the sum of £50, Feb. 15, 1768, for 
the guardianship of Eliphalet Dustin of Londonderry, aged 
about 15 years; witnesses, John Prentiss, Jane Livermore.] 



EPHRAIM BROWN 1768 SOUTH HAMPTON 

In the Name of God amen — The Sevententh Day of february 
one thusand Seven hundred and Sixty Eight — I Ephraim Brown 
of South Hampton in the Province of new hampshire Yeoman 
Being wek in bodey * * * i^* I Give unto my Well Be- 
loved wife Mehetibel Brown three pound Lawfull money to be 
paid hur By my Executor here after Named out of my Stock 
Imeadeatly after my Dece^^ 2'y— I Give to my Son Joseph 
Brown one Sheep which with what I have before Given him by 
Deed, is his full portion of my Estate — 3*^'^ I Give to my Son 
Enoch Brown forty acres of Land at Sandown where he now 
Lives it Being the Esterly End of Said Lot and to Extend west- 
erly so fare as to Comleet sd forty acres to him and his first male 
heir Lawfully Begoten of his Bodey — 4*^^^ I Give to my Son 
Ephraim Brown a peace of Salt marsh Lying in Salisbury at 
Birch Island joying on the Beach he Paying to My Daugter 
anna Eastman Six pounds thirten Shillings & four pence — and 
to my Daughter Lydiah Eastman Six pounds thirten Shillings 
and four pence — after My Decees — within one year 

^thiy I Give to my Two Sons Eijah and Moses Brown all my 
homsted Land and Buildings Equaly to be Devided Betwen 
them only Reserving the westerly End of my Dwelling house that 
is the Lower Rome And Chamber for my Daughters Hannah 
and Ruth untill they are married allso I Give to Sd two Sons 
Elijah & moses my Land at Chair hill and all my Land at 
hoog hill Equaly to be Devided Betwen Them allso my peace 
of Salt Marsh in Salisbury near Carters Beaches So Called Lying 



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on the Crick which was formerly parte of Carters Lot allso my 
Peice of flats So Called — on these Conditions that they the 
said Elijah and Moses take Care and Comfortably Supporte with 
victles and Clothing and Lodgin in Sickness and health my Son 
Heziciah Brown During his naturall Life they Receiving the 
profits of sd Hezicias Labour also they Keeping a Cow for my 
Daughter Hannah Brown Sumer and Winter and finding sd 
Hannah & Ruth five Cord of wood at the house yearly and keep 
them one pig yearly till they be maried 

6th ly J Qive to my Son Elias Brown all My Land which I 
Have in the Township Called Goffs town in the province of New 
hampshire — also I Give my sd Son Elias a pair of Steers a 
Comming in three out of my Stock — 

7^y I Give unto My two Daughters anna Eastman and Lydiah 
Eastman all my Right of Land which I have in Worrens Town 
to be Eqally Devided Betwen them — 

gthiy J Give to my Daughter Hannah Brown one Cow 

Qthiy J gjyg |-Q j^y 5qj^ Ephraim the one half of the Remainder 
of my Lot of Land Lying at Sandown 

lo^y I Give to My Daughters Hannah and Ruth the Other 
half of the Remainder of my Lot of Land at Sandown — 

Further I Give unto My Son Joseph Twenty acres of Land 
Lying in popplen ner the Spruse Swamp So Called 

also I Give to My Son Enoch one acre of Salt marsh in Salis- 
bury at Sandey Cove So Called — 

itim I give my two Sons Hezeciah and Moses my best Bead 
and Beading thereto belonging — 

Further I Give to my four Daugters all my Indore household 
Goods and movables to be Eqaley Devided amongst them 
Excep the Cyder Cask and Dry Cask 

Further my will is that all the Remainder my Land and marsh 
notes and bills togather with all my out Dore movabels and Stock 
after my Juste Debts and funeral Charges are payed — that 
the Remander of Said Notes Bills Movables Land & Stock Shall 
be Devided to and among all my Children Giving to my Eldest 



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Son Joseph two partes or Shares of s*^ notes Bills Stock or mova- 
bles withe the Rest of my Children 

And finially I do hereby Constitute and appointe my well 
Beloved Brother William Brown to be the Sole Executor * * * 

Ephraim Brown 

[Witnesses] Winthrop True, Jonathan Woodman, Samuel 
Woodman. 

[Proved March 30, 1768.] 

[Warrant, March 30, 1768, authorizing Winthrop True and 
Abel Brown, both of South Hampton, gentlemen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, May 17, 1768; amount, £691. 13. 6; signed by 
Winthrop True and Abel Brown; an addition of £29. 14. o was 
made April 20, 1770.] 

[Guardianship of Aloses Brown, non compos mentis, granted 
to John Eastman April 28, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 369.] 

[Bond of John Eastman, Jr., of Salisbury, Mass., shipwright, 
with Jeremiah Eastman of Kensington, yeoman, and Samuel 
Page of South Hampton, husbandman, as sureties, in the sum of 
£300, April 28, 1769, for the guardianship of Moses Brown of 
South Hampton; witnesses, none.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £114. 12. 8, personal estate; 
expenditures, £113. 14. 7 %\ allowed Feb. 28, 1770.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £37. 9. 6 >^; expenditures, £41. 
12. 7; allowed June 26, 1771.] 

[Account of the guardian; receipts, £113. 3. 3; expenditures, 
£115. 18. 2yA,\ allowed June 24, 1772.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £7. 9. 3; expenditures, £10. 15. 
7K; allowed Dec. 30, 1772.] 



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[Bond of James Hadlock, yeoman, with Abel French, gentle- 
man, and Benjamin Brown, yeoman, as sureties, all of South 
Hampton, in the sum of £1000, March 28, 1776, for the guardian- 
ship of Moses Brown and Elijah Brown, both of South Hampton, 
idiots, sons of Ephraim Brown; witnesses, Nathaniel Parker, 
William Parker.l 



EPHRAIM WORTHEN 1768 CONCORD 

[Administration on the estate of Ephraim Worthen of Con- 
cord granted to John Chandler, Jr., of Concord Feb. 18, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 67.] 



JONATHAN FERRIN 1768 NEWTON 

In The Name of God Amen — The Twenty Second Day of 
February one Thousand, Seven Hundred & Sixty Eight I Jona- 
than Ferren of Newton in the province of New hampshire in New 
England Being at this present time through Gods Goodness of 
Perfect Understanding tho: under Bodily indisposition * * * 
I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved wife Sarah ferren one 
Third part of all my Estate both Real & parsonall (Excepting 
my Stock of Creatures & Cyder Casks) dureing her Natural 
Life & I do also Give unto my Said wife all my household Move- 
ables of what Ever Denomination (excepting th« Cyder Casks 
above S^) dureing her natural Life & at her decease my will is 
that the Said Movables Given to my S'^ wife should be Equeally 
Devided between all my Daughters & I do also Give unto my 
Said wife one Cow & four Sheep for her for ever — 3ly I Give 
& Bequeath unto my well beloved Son timothy ferren the Sum of 
Seven pounds ten Shillings, Lawfull Money or the value thereof 
in Goods at Money price 4ly I Give & bequeath unto my well 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS IO9 

beloved Daughter Mary Clough th*' sum of Seven pounds ten 
Shillings Lawfull money or the value thereof in Goods at money 
price 5ly I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter 
Bettee davis the sum of Seven pounds ten Shillings Lawfull 
money or the value there of in Goods at money price — 61y I 
Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved Son Moses ferren the 
Sum of fifteen pounds Lawfull money or the value there of in 
Goods at Money price — yly I Give & Bequeath unto my well 
beloved son Zebulon ferren ten Shillings Lawfull money or the 
value thereof in Goods at Money price Sly I Give & bequeath 
unto my Daughter Abigail ferren now widow of my son Alpheas 
ferren Late Decs'" the whole improvement of three Lott of land 
that I bought of Thomas Dent Benjamin webster & Cornelas 
Clough that Lyeth on the South of a high way Lately Laid out 
through one of the said Lotts Dureing her widow hood and at the 
time when She Shall Cease to Remain in her this widow hood 
then the same to be Equelly Divided in Quantity in Quality 
Between the two male Children of the Said Alpheaus ferren 
decs<^ namely william & i\lpheaus they paying out to there Sister 
Sarah ferren Six pounds apeice in Lawfull money 9ly I Give 
& Bequeath unto my well beloved Son Phillip ferren about one 
hundred & fifty Acres of Land being in Gofts town (So Called) 
which I Bought of Daeter Bond lo^'^ly I Give & bequeath unto 
my well beloved Son Phinehas ferren about one hundred & fifty 
acres of Land Lying in Gofts town afore said which I bought of 
Esq"" parker iily I Give & Bequeath unto my well beloved 
Daughter hannah Bagly the sum of Seven pounds ten shillings 
Lawfull money or the value there of in Goods at money price 
I2ly I Give & bequeath unto my Grand sons viz unto Eneas 
Ebenezer & Zebulon to my Son Zebulon ferren about forty acres 
of Land in Sandown which I Bought of benjamin webster to 
be devided between them as followeth viz three Quarters there 
of between th^ S"^ Eaneas & Ebenezer & the other Quarter there 
of to my S*^ Grandson Zebulon I3ly I Give & bequeath unto my 
well beloved son Aquilla ferren all my homestid Liveing Salt 



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marsh fresh meadow & all other my Lands which I have not be- 
fore disposd of in this will I4ly I order my Executor hereafter 
Named to pay unto my Several Children above Mentioned their 
Respective Leagacies Given them in this will with in five years 
after my decease I5ly My will is that my Children & Grand 
Children to whome Lands are Given to in this will Should Come 
into the emediate possession there of at my decase i6*^ly my 
will is that my Son Aquilla ferren Should have all my wareing 
Apparel fire arms & Cyder Casks which I shall Leave at my 
decease & all other my Estate Real on parsonal as all my Stock of 
Creatures & utentials of husbandry all movables Bills Bonds 
notes of hand Books or book Debts of what Name or denomina- 
tion so Ever that hath not been before dispos'd of in this will 
I Leave in the hand of my Executor ordering him to pay all my 
Debts which are Just & Lawfull & funeral Charges out of the 
Same & I do now Revoke & make void all other wills & testa- 
ments before by me Made & Appoint order & Constitute my Son 
Aquilla ferren Sole Executor of this my Last will & testament 
Witness my hand & Seal the day & year above written 

Jonathan ferren 

[Witnesses] David Goodwin, Gideon Bartlet, Eliphalet 
Bartlet. 

[Proved June 2^, 1770.] 

[Inventory, July 10, 1770; amount, £716. 19. 2; signed by 
Timothy George and William Rowell.] 



EDWARD FLINT 1768 PLAISTOW 

[Administration on the estate of Edward Flint of Plaistow 
granted to his son, Joseph Flint, Feb. 24, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 67.] 

[Bond of Joseph Flint, yeoman, with William Ayer, gentleman, 
and Stephen Harriman, innholder, as sureties, all of Plaistow, in 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 1 I 

the sum of £500, Feb. 24, 1768, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Samuel Parker, Robert Parks.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 24, 1768, authorizing Moses Stevens and 
Ebenezer White, both of Plaistow, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, April 25, 1768; amount, £98. 6, 11; mentions 
Joseph Flint, administrator, as son of the deceased; signed by 
Moses Stevens and Ebenezer White.] 



ISAAC GODFREY 1768 EAST KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Isaac Godfrey of Kingston 
granted to John Darling of Kingston Feb. 26, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 67.] 

[Bond of John Darling, yeoman, with John Sanborn, cord- 
wainer, and Nathan Batchelder, gentleman, as sureties, all of 
Kingston, in the sum of £ioo, Feb. 26, 1768, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, Moses Greeley, William Parker, 

Jr.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Isaac Godfrey of Kingston East 
Parish, June 28, 1768; amount, £67. 19. 4; signed by Nathaniel 
Batchelder and Nathan Batchelder; an addition of land in 
Unity, £6. 6. o, was made March 29, 1769.] 

[Bond of Samuel Sleeper of Sandown, gentlem.an, with John 
Darling and John Sanborn, both of East Kingston, yeomen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £200, March 5, 1770, for the guardianship 
of William Godfrey, minor, aged more than 14 years, son of 
Isaac Godfrey; witnesses, Eliphalet Hale, William Parker, Jr.] 

Province of 1 To the Hon*'''' John Wentworth Esq"" Judge 
New Hamps / of the Probate of Wills &c for the Province of 
New Hamps : afores^ — 



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Pursuant to your Hon" Warrant to us the subscribers directed 
appointing us a Com*<=^ to Divide the Real Estate of Isaac God- 
frey late of Kingstown in s'^ Province deceas'd Intestate to & 
among the widow & Children of the Deceas'd: We have pro- 
ceeded & viewed & valued the premisses as they were shewn 
to us by John Darling adminis'' on s"^ estate which s*^ estate 
shewn as aboves^ is scituate partly in Goffs Town (so Called) & 
partly in Bedford both in the Province afores^; and have Divided 
& set off the same as followeth viz : — 

I St \Ye set off to Elisabeth Godfrey widow of the Deceas*^ for 
her right of Dower & power of thirds in the premisses one Hun- 
dred acres more or less Bounded as followeth viz: one piece of 
land scituate in Goffs Town forementioned Bounded Easterly on 
Merrimack River (so called) southerly on the High way going 
from Halls ferry (so Called) Westerly on s'^ High way & North- 
erly on a Tract of land which was part of s^ estate, but sold by s'* 
adminis"" to Hugh M^Colly: another piece in s'^ Goffs Town be- 
ginning at the southwesterly corner of s*^ land sold to s'^ M<=Colly ; 
and from thence running West to the west line of the whole 
Tract; Then Northerly on s<^ Line to the Northwest corner, 
then Easterly one Hundred & Twelve rods to a pine tree mark'd 
then southerly on Common land about Ninety rods: then South 
Easterly on s*^ Com'on land about Thirty Eight rods to s'^ M°- 
Collys s*^ land, then west on s*^ m^Collys land to the North west 
Corner, then southerly to the southwesterly Corner of the s'^ 
m^Collys land : a third piece in s'^ Goffs Town beginning at the 
southwesterly Corner of the New Barn (so Called) one rod west 
from the Corner post thereof from thence running West 28 rods 
to a pine Bush mark'd, then North to the first mentioned High 
way going from s<^ Halls ferry, then easterly by s'^ High way till 
it Comes North from the place first begun at, one acre more or 
less: also the lower room in the fore side of the Dwelling House, 
& the Garret over it, and one Third part of the Cellar under s*^ 
room ; also liberty & priviledge to use the oven in the Back room 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 113 

to Bake in & the old Barn (so Called) with a priviledge to use the 
same as followeth viz: beginning four feet westerly from the 
south west Corner of the s'^ Barn, from thence running North to 
the High way first mentioned : then East on s'^ way 6 rods then 
southerly, about two rods, then westerly to the south westerly 
Corner of s'^ Barn with liberty & priviledge to go into s"^ Barn on 
the fore side, & out, with Hay, Corn &c & to tend her Creatures, 
with one third part of the priviledge & benefit of the ferry 
by the premisses (or a part thereof) s'^ ferry Com'only Called Halls 
ferry, over merrimack river for her to use Improve & take the 
profits; also the priviledge of useing the well. 

2^y The first & second shares to William Godfrey Eldest & 
only son of the deceas'd Bounded as followeth viz : Beginning at 
the Westerly end of the whole tract on the westerly Line thereof 
& Joyning to the widows Thirds, and from thence running east- 
erly by the s^^ Thirds till it comes to the forementioned High way 
Comeing up from s*^ Halls ferry: then southerly & easterly by 
the s'i High way to the River merrimack forementioned: then 
southerly by the s^ River to an Oak stump in the fence with 
stones about it: then westerly to the westerly end of the whole 
tract : then Northerly on the westerly line to the place where it 
first began one Hundred acres more or less; (saveing & excepting 
one acre more or less & priviledge to use & Improve the old 
Barn which is already set off to the widow in part of her Thirds, 
as may at large appear in the return thereof — we also set off to 
the s*^ William the first & second shares in another lot lying 
above or in the westward of the land forementioned Bounded as 
follows viz Beginning at the Northwesterly corner of the s"^ Lot 
and from thence running easterly on the Line of s'^ lot 80 rods to a 
pine Tree mark'd; then south Crossing the lot to the southerly 
line, then westerly on the south line of s'^ lot 80 rods to the 
southwesterly Corner; then North on the westerly line of the 
lot to the place where it first began fifty acres more or less : also 
one Half of the remaining Two Thirds of the Dwelling House & 



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Cellar, and the Northerly end of the New Barn so as to take 25 
feet in length, & another third part of the priviledge of the 
forementioned ferry 

3^y The Third share to the Legal Representatives of mary 
late wife of Joseph Marston who is also deceas'd Bounded as 
follows viz : Beginning at merrimack River forementioned at the 
stump forementioned a Bounds of the second share & from thence 
running southerly by the s*^ River to Bedford Line (so Called) 
then westerly by s^ Bedford Line to the westerly end of the 
whole tract, then Northerly on the s*^ westerly End to the second 
share, then Easterly on the line of the second share to the place 
where it first began fifty acres more or less : and the Third share 
in the forementioned westerly lot Bounded as followeth viz 
beginning at the Bounds of the second share in s*^ lot & on the 
Northerly line & from thence running south by the s*^ second 
share Crossing the lot to the southerly Line thereof, then east- 
erly on the s'^ south line 80 rods, then North crossing the lot to 
the Northerly line then west 80 rods to the place where it first 
began 25 acres more or less, with the one Sixth part of the fore- 
mentioned ferry, & one fourth part of the remaining Two Thirds 
of the Dwelling House & Cellar, and fifteen feet in length of the 
New Barn Joyning to Williams part of s"^ Barn 

4'y The fourth & last share to Elisebeth now the wife of 
Ezekiel Stevens being scituated in Bedford Bounded as fol- 
loweth viz : it being two Home lots Beginning at Bedford Line & 
Joyning to s*^ merrimack River & running southerly by s*^ River 
the whole width of the s'' Two lots, then westerly on the Line of 
the southermost lot to the southwesterly corner thereof then 
Northerly on the westerly line of the s'^ lots the whole width of 
the s** two lots to s*^ Bedford line then Easterly on s^ line to the 
place where it first began : and the fourth share in the foremen- 
tioned westerly lot Bounded as followeth viz: Beginning at the 
Bounds of the 3*^ share & on the North line & from thence 
running easterly on s"^ line to the North Easterly Corner, then 
southerly on the easterly end of the lot to the south easterly 



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Corner then westerly on the southerly line to the 3^^ share then 
Northerly by the s*^ y^ share crossing the lot to the Northerly 
line the place where it first began 25 acres more or less, and one 
sixth part of the forementioned ferry ; also the one fourth part of 
the remaining two thirds of the Dwelling House & Cellar & the 
remaining part of the New Barn: In Testimony of all foregoing 
we do hereunto set our hands the 13^'^ day of April Anno Dom: 
1770 

Math- Patten 1 
Moses Barron > Com*" 
James Karr J 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £220. 15. 10^; ex- 
penditures, £206. 8. 8X; allowed Dec. 13, 1770.] 

[Additional inventory, March 29, 1769; three lots of land in 
Unity, £6. 6. o; signed by the appraisers.] 

[Guardianship of William Godfrey, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Isaac Godfrey, granted to Samuel Sleeper of San- 
down March 5, 1770.] 

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



HILTON WOODMAN 1768 SOUTH HAMPTON 

[Administration of the estate of Hilton Woodman of South 
Hampton granted to Hannah Woodman, widow, March 14, 

1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 67.] 

[Bond of Hannah Woodman, widow, with Benjamin Brown, 
yeoman, and Moses French, joiner, as sureties, all of South 
Hampton, in the sum of £200, March 14, 1768, for the admin- 
istration of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, Jr., Joseph 
Fifield.1 



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[Inventory, March 25, 1768; amount, £452. 6. o; signed by 
Benjamin Brown and Aloses French.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £94. 7. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £59. 15. 4^; allowed Aug. 30, 1769.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 12, 1769, authorizing Eliphalet Merrill of 
South Hampton, Joshua Chase, and Jonathan Fifield, Jr., both 
of Hampton Falls, John Weare of Kensington, and Samuel 
Jenness of Rye, yeomen, to appraise the estate, and report on the 
advisability of dividing it among the children.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 12, 1769; seventy six acres at £3. 18. o per 
acre; signed by Jonathan Fifield, Joshua Chase, and Samuel 
Jenness. They recommend that it be not divided.] 

[Order of court, Nov. 10, 1769, settling two thirds of the 
estate on Jonathan Woodman, one third to the widow with 
reversion to him, he to pay the other children, there being nine 
in all, their shares, to those of age within one year, and to the 
others when they become of age.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Woodman of South Hampton, yeoman, 
with Job Jenness of Rye, yeoman, and Benjamin Parker of 
Portsmouth, merchant, as sureties, in the sum of £400, Nov. 10, 
1769, for the payment of their respective shares to his brothers 
and sisters; witnesses, William Parker, Joseph Moulton.] 

Province of 1 We the Subscribers being appointed by 
New Hampshire J the Hon'^'^ the Judge of the Probate of Wills 
&c for said Province a Committee to Set off to Hannah Woodman 
Widow Relict of Hilton Woodman Late of South Hampton in 
said Province Yeoman Deceased Intestate her Dower which 
happens to her of the Estate of which he Died Seized &c have as 
follows (viz) 

We have set off to the said widow Twenty five Acres and one 
hundred and four Rods of Land of the home place, Lying upon 
the easterly side of the highway which Runs through said place, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 1 7 

Adjoyning to the house excepting what we have allotted to be 
Reserved with that part of the house which we have not set to 
the said widow which is as follows (viz) Begining before the door 
two Rods from the house and Runing through the middle of the 
house & Chimney on a strait course to a stake set up three Rods 
North from the house, then square out to the said highway as is 
represented in the Plan hereto Annexed; the said Twenty five 
acres and 104 rods being mark'd in said Plan with the Letter B. 
which takes the whole of that on the Easterly or North Easterly 
side of the way Excepting Two Acres and a half at the Northerly 
End which we have Reserved as part of the Other two thirds; 
Bounded as follows (viz) Begining at a stake set up by the side 
of the new highway, & from thence runing Northerly out to the 
mouth of said way, which is fourteen rods, then by the highway 
which Leads to Cornet Abel Browns house to said Browns Land, 
then by said Browns Land Twenty three Rods & a quarter, and 
from thence on a strait Line to the stake by the way before 
mentioned which is marked in the Plan with the Letter C. 

We have also Set to the said widow the Piece of salt medow 
which Lies in South Hampton aforesaid ; We have also set her for 
her part of the house the Easterly Lower Room & Chamber over 
it also the Easterly One third part of the Celler, with the Privilege 
of Passing & Repassing in & out to and from Said Lower Room 
Chamber & Celler; allotting the other part of the house not here 
mentioned with all the Privileges thereto belonging to belong to 
the other two thirds : We have set to the Said Widow for her part 
of the Barn the whole of the Westerly End so far as to the Barn 
floor, with the Priviledge of the Barn floor for Conveniency, and 
also Liberty of passing & Repassing to & from Said Barn, also the 
Privilege of the Barn yard for passing & repassing and Improve- 
ment for other Conveniencies, also the Privilege of the use and 
Improvment of the wells upon said place 

Thus have we set off to the said widow Hannah Woodman her 
third part of the Estate of Hilton Woodman Late of South 
Hampton Deceased Intestate as aforesaid ; and this we make as 



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our Return of so doing: Dated at Hampton falls December 

I" 1769 

Jon^ Fifield 
Joshua Chase 
Sam'^ Jenness 

A Plan of the Estate of Hilton Woodman Late of Southampton 
Deceased Intestate (viz) the home place with the House & Barn 
thereon also the Highway which is Lately Laid out & fenced 
thro' said Place 

A. Contains Forty Six Acres & four Rods, Including said 
Highway — 

B. Contains Twenty five Acres & one hundred & four Rods 
Including the House & the Priviledge about it — 

C. Contains two Acres & a half: The Prick'd Lines thro are the 
Highway &c. 

[Guardianship of Thomas Woodman, minor, aged more than 
14 years, granted to Benjamin Brown of South Hampton, yeo- 
man, Jan. II, 1771.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 455.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Brown, with Samuel Woodman and 
Josiah Rogers, both of South Hampton, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, Jan. II, 1771, for the guardianship of Thomas Woodman, 
son of Hilton Woodman; witnesses, Joseph Boyd, William 
Parker.] 

[Bond of Samuel Woodman of South Hampton, yeoman, with 
Benjamin Bernard of South Hampton, yeoman, and Ezekiel 
Worthen of Kensington, gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of 
£50, March 8, 1771, to prosecute his appeal against the decree of 
court settling the estate on the oldest son; witnesses, William 
Parker, Jonathan Love well.] 

[Bond of Samuel Woodman, with Enoch Page as surety, both 
of South Hampton, in the sum of £500, Nov. 9, 1771, for the 



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payment of their respective shares to the other children, Jona- 
than Woodman, oldest son, Josiah Rogers for his wife, and to 
Thomas Woodman, Mary Woodman, Levi Woodman, Jeremiah 
Woodman, Anna Woodman, and Martha Woodman when they 
are twenty one years of age; mentions Samuel Woodman as 
second son, the oldest son refusing to accept the property; wit- 
nesses, Samuel Hale, Jr., Joshua Blanchard.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 23, 1778, authorizing Abel Brown, gentleman, 
Josiah Dole, Moses Flanders, Henry French, and Israel Sawyer, 
husbandmen, all of South Hampton, to report on the possibility 
of the division of the widow's dower among the children. They 
reported against a division Feb. 22, 1779, and appraised the 
property at £746. 10. o.] 

[Account of Jonathan Woodman, administrator de bonis non; 
expenditures, £160. 9. 8; filed Feb., 1779.] 

[Decree of court, Feb. 25, 1779, settling the dower on Samuel 
Woodman, the second son, Jonathan Woodman, oldest son, 
declining; mentions one of the children as deceased. William 
Carter acknowledges receipt of the share of his wife, Anna 
Carter, Feb. 3, 1789.] 



WILLIAM DENNETT 1768 PORTSMOUTH 

[License to Catharine Wise, administratrix, March 26, 1768, 
to sell lands in Barnstead and Chichester of the estate of William 
Dennett of Portsmouth.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 99.] 



JONATHAN NORRIS 1768 EXETER 

In The Name of God amen This Twenty Ninth Day of march 
anno Domini 1768 I Jonathan Norris of Exeter in the Province of 
Newhampshire yeoman being Weak in bodey * * * 



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first I Give unto my son Joseph Patridge Norris & to his Heirs 
&c Ten Pounds Lawful! money in species at Cash Price and to be 
Paid in one year after my Decease & to be Paid by my Son 
Jonathan Norris 

Item I Give unto my Son James Norris & to his heirs &c 
Ten Pounds Lawfull money & to be Paid in species at Cash 
Price within one year after my said Son James arives at the age 
of twenty one years & to be Paid by my Son Benjamin Norris 

Item I Give unto my Son Samuell Norris and to his Heirs & 
assings for Ever one whole Right or Propritors Share of Land in 
the Town Ship of Chichester be the Same more or Less and being 
That Right of Land which I Bought of Benjamin Lamper the 
Charges arising on said Right is to Be Paid by my Two sons Viz 
Jonathan & Benjamin Eaqualy between them untill my Son 
Samuell arives at the age of twenty one years furthermore I 
Give unto my Son Samuell five Pounds in Labor on his Land 
when he arives to the age of twenty one years & to be Paid by 
my two Sons viz Jonathan & Benjamin Eaqualy between them 

Itim I Give unto my Daughter Rachal one bead & furnitur 
and the full one half Part of her mothers wearing apperill my 
Said Daughter to Come into Porsission there of at my Decease 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Sarah one fether Bead & 
furniture and one Cow & allso five Pounds Lawfull money in 
Such Housell Stufe as she shall Chuse at Cash Price & to be 
Deliver to her at my Decease by my Two Sons viz Jonathan & 
Benjamin & allso I Give unto my Said Daughter Sarah the full 
one Halfe Part of all her mothers Wearing apperell of all sorts 

Item I Give and bequeave unto my Two Sons Jonathan 
Norris and Benjamin Norris Eaqually to be Devided between 
them according to Quantity and Quality and to their Heirs and 
assings for Ever all my Real & Personal Estat of what name or 
natur Soever not all Readey Disposed of in this my Last Will 
viz all my Lands Lying & being in the Town of Exeter be the 
Same more or Less together with all my buildings Standing 
There on and allso my Saw mill & Grist mill with all my Prive- 
ledges in the mill Grant & Stream with all the appurtances there 



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unto belonging and allso I Give unto my Said Two Sons viz 
Jonathan & Benjamin all my Stock of Catel of all Sorts with all 
my Utensels for Husbandrey They my said sons Jonathan and 
Benjamin to Com into Porsession there of at my Decease and to 
Pay all my Just Debts & Leageses as I have ordered them in this 
my Last Will 

Lastly I Do hereby appoint my Son Jonathan Norris to be 
Sole Executor to this my Last Will & Testament hereby Revok- 
ing and Disanulling all former Will or Wills by me made Ratefing 
& Confirming This & none other to be my Last Will & Testement 
The Day & year first mentioned 

Jonathan Norris 

[Witnesses] Samel Dudley, Biley Dudley, Theo : Smith. 

[Proved Dec. 27, 1769.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 29, 1769; amount, £545. 9. 6; signed by 
Theophilus Smith and Nathaniel Gordon.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £122. 12. 6; expenditures, 
£71. 14. 3; filed Oct., 1771.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 25, 1771, authorizing William Parker, John 
Gilman, Jr., Nathaniel Gordon, Ephraim Rollins, all of Exeter, 
yeomen, and Samuel Dudley of Brentwood, to divide the real 
estate.] 

Rockingham ss. Pursuant to a Warrant from the Hon'^'^ the 
Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for said County appointing us a 
Committee to divide the Real Estate of Jonathan Norris late of 
Exeter in said County Yeoman Dec^ Which lays in said Exeter 
& Brintwood between his two Sons Jonathan & Benjamin; We 
have accordingly proceeded in Manner Following, viz* 

We have set off & Allotted to Jonathan Norris the eldest of the 
Two sons of said deceased Nine acres of Land situate in Exeter 
bounded Southwesterly on the County Road leading from Exeter 
to Kingston Northwesterly on an Highway leading from the 



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Road aforesaid to Cap* John Gilman mill so called & North 
Easterly on Land the said Jonathan the said Son purchased of 
Thomas Lord with a dwelling house & Barn thereon — And also 
Twenty one Acres more or less out of the Pasture Land in said 
Exeter which said deceased purchased of Samuel Goodhue which 
said twenty one Acres are bounded as follows viz* beginning at 
the Northeasterly corner of said Pasture Land thence running 
Southwesterly on the Highway aforesaid twenty one Rods & 
three Quarters of a Rod, thence running North Seventy one 
& an half Degrees West to Land of Dinah Dudley & then North- 
easterly & Northwesterly by her said Land to Land of Richard 
Smith then Northeasterly & Easterly by said Smiths Land and 
Land of Col° Daniel Gilman to the bounds first mentioned 
And also one half of one Third of Seventeen Acres of land situate 
in said Exeter laying in Common & undivided the other two 
thirds of which seventeen Acres are owned by some of the Heirs 
of Benjamin Smith deceased. And also one Eighth Part of a 
Saw mill in Brintwood in said County commonly called Pick- 
pocket Mill with an Eighth part of said Deceaseds Right in the 
Mill grant & stream there, together with the Appurtenances to 
one Eighth part thereof belonging — To hold to him the said 
Jonathan Norris the Son his heirs & Assigns in severalty forever 
as his full half of said Estate — 

We have also set off & allotted to Benjamin Norris the other 
of the two sons of said Deceased Forty nine Acres more or less of 
Land situate in Exeter aforesaid bounded as follows viz* begin- 
ning at the highway aforesaid leading to said Gilmans Mill, 
twenty one Rods & three Quarters of a Rod from the north- 
easterly corner of the said Pasture lands purchased as aforesaid 
of Samuel Goodhue Thence running North Seventy one & an 
half Degrees West by the Land above allotted to his Brother 
Jonathan Norris till it comes to the Land of Dinah Dudley thence 
running Southwesterly by said Land of Dinah Dudley till it 
comes to land of Samuel Robinson then Southeasterly by said 
Robinsons Land till it comes to Land set off to Mehetabel Smith 



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Deceased as part of her Dower in the Estate of Benjamin Smith 
Deceased thence runing Northeasterly South Easterly & South- 
westerly by said Dower to Land of Penuel Chapman then 
Easterly by said Chapmans Land to the Highway abovemen- 
tioned thence northeasterly by said Highway to the Place where 
it first Began — And also five acres of Land in said Exeter 
bounded Southerly on the Road leading from the Country Road 
aforementioned to Brintwood, westerly on Land lately Caleb 
Gilmans deceased Northerly on land of Penuel Chapman & 
Easterly on the Highway aforesaid — And also one Half of one 
Third of the said Seventeen acres of Land in said Exeter laying in 
common & undivided with some of the Heirs of Benjamin Smith 
deceased — And also one Eighth Part of the saw mill in said 
Brintwood called Pickpocket Mill with an eighth part of the 
mill Grant & Stream with the Appurtenances thereto belonging 
To hold to him the said Benjamin Norris his heirs & Assigns in 
Severalty forever as his full half of said Estate — 

In Testimony Whereof we have hereunto set our hands this 
fifth Day of December Anno Domini 1771 — 

John Oilman Jr 
Sam^i Dudley 
Nathii Gorden 
Eph"" Robinson 



ISRAEL GILMAN 1768 NEWMARKET 

[Administration on the estate of Israel Gilman granted to John 
Gilman and Bradstreet Gilman March 30, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 67.] 

[Bond of John Gilman and Bradstreet Gilman, yeomen, with 
Israel Gilman and Samuel Gilman, gentlemen, as sureties, all of 
Newmarket, in the sum of £1000, March 30, 1768, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate of Israel Gilman of Newmarket, 
gentleman; witnesses, Joseph Moulton, Philip Towle, Jr.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 25 

[Warrant, March 30, 1768, authorizing Walter Bryent and 
Samuel Pease, yeoman, both of Newmarket, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, March 20, 1768; amount, £779. 18. 4; signed by 
Walter Bryent and Samuel Pease.] 



ROBERT BOYES 1768 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God Amen, April, i^* AD 1768 I Robert Boyes 
of Londonderry in the Province of New-Hampshire Esq. * * * 

(Viz) Imprimis. I give & Bequeath to my Well beloved wife 
Sarah Boyes, Fifty pound Eight shillings Lawful money, one 
full Case of Drawers, any of my Beds she pleases, with all Cloas, 
Curtings, & furniture thereto Belonging, & any two Cows she 
pleases, to be all her Own forever. Also the two East Rooms, in 
my Dwelling House, & the Little Room, & Great Entry way, & 
one third of the seller, & the Garrets over the Above Rooms, & 
her Legal Right of Dower, & power of thirds, of all my Real 
Estate. 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my son Robert Boyes, all that 
Tract of Land Belonging to me Lying adjoining to merrimac 
River, partly in Chester, & partly between Chester & said River, 
all in the Province aforesaid Containing Eight Hundred acres, 
be it more or less, & sixty pound Lawful money, to be paid as 
stipulated in James & Alexander's Bequeathments. 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my son James Boyes, the Home 
Lott I Dwell on, the Wood Lott between Alexander Rankin, & 
Robert M^murphy's Land, & the Lott between the Reverend 
David M'^Gregores & Samuel Livermore Esq's Land, & all the 
Land & meadow Adjoining Beaver Brook, where it Emtys Out 
of Beaver pond, & as far Down said Brook as I own Land & 
meadow there, all in Londonderry aforesaid, with all the Build- 
ings & Improvements belonging to Each peice, & my part of the 
sawmill standing on said Brook, & my Chains, Carts, plows, & 



126 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

all my farming Utensils of every kind to be for the use of him or 
them that Improve the farm last mentioned, he the said James, 
when twenty one years of age shall pay to my son Robert thirty 
pound Lawful money. 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my son Alexander Boyes two Hun- 
dred acres of Land to be Laid out on the North side of my farm 
in Londonderry, Known by the Name of the peach farm, with 
all the Improvements thereon, & all the Produce of said farm 
to be for the use of the family that Lives on the Home farm, 
Untill my Youngest Child is twenty one years of age My son 
Alexander, when he is twenty four years of age, shall pay to my 
son Robert thirty pound Lawful money. 

Item, I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter Elisabeth Ramsey 
wife to James Ramsey, all that Tract of Land Known by the 
name Of my Little Goose farm, on which said Ramsey has Built 
a sawmill, said Ramsey & wife to have all my Right there & fifty 
pound Lawful money to be paid in four years after my Decease, 
& in Case my Estate (when all my Just Debts are paid, & the 
Legacies mentioned in this will) will allow, I order my Executors 
to pay to said Ramsey or family fifty pound Lawful money more, 
to be in full for his wife's part of my Estate — 

Item. I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter Jennet Boyes One 
Hundred & fifty pound Lawful money, to be paid in four years 
After my Decease. 

Item, I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter Margrat Boyes 
One Hundred & fifty Pound Lawful money, to be paid in one 
year after she is twenty one years of age 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Boyes One 
Hundred & fifty pound Lawful money, to be paid when she is 
twenty one years of age 

Item, In Case Either of my Daughters Disoblige my Execu- 
tors by Merring without their Consent, & Contray to their 
will, in that Case I allow my Executors to pay but fifty pound 
Lawful money to the Daughter so Offending, Notwithstanding 
what is before Bequeathed, at the Discretion of my Executors. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 27 

The Remainder of her portion, Offending as above, if the 
Executors Keep it of her, to be Divided amongst my Daughters 
Who merrie by the advice & to the satisfaction of my Executors. 
In Case any of my Daughters Die before she is twenty one Years 
of age, or before Marriage her part to be Divided Ammongst 
the surviving Daughters or their Children Ramsey & wife & 
Children Excepted. 

Item, In Case any of my sons Die before he is twenty one years 
of age or before marriage, his part to be Divided Between the 
surviving sons, & if two Die as Above the survivor to have all 
their Estates. 

Item, My House-hold furniture not already Bequeathed to 
be Divided in ten years after my Decease as follows, I give to 
my wife one Quarter part thereof, the Remainder to be Divided 
in Ekjual shares Among all my Children Except James Ramsey & 
wife, my son Robert to have all my Books, & wearing Apperral 
Over & Above his part with the Rest of the Household furniture, 
& my Desk at his mothers Decease or when she merries. 

Item I Order & Allow my Children to be mentained & Edu- 
cated out of my Estate Untill they Come to Lawful age at the 
Discretion of my Executors. 

Item I order my Negro man pomp to be Keept to assist in 
Labouring the farm I Dwell on, or to be sold & one purchased in 
his stead, and for the same use at the Discretion of my Executors, 
Either of said Negroes to be at the Command of My Widow 
whilst she Continues my Widow. 

Item I allow my stock of every kind to be Keept on the farms 
Bequeathed to James & Alexander till my youngest son is twenty 
one years of age, at which time the said James & Alexander shall 
produce to my Executors a stock Equally Good with that left at 
my Decease, which is to be Divided in Equal shares Amoungest 
all my Children Except Ramsey & wife & Children. 

Item I allow my Executors to purchass a Negro Girl for the use 
of my wife During her life, & at her Decease to be given to Jennet 
Margrat or Sarah, or to Either of them as my wife pleases. 



128 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I authorize & Impower my Executors to sell any or all 
my Land not Bequeathed, & to give & Execute Lawful Deeds 
of the same, & with the money to pay my Just Debts, funeral 
Charges, & Legacies, & if any Remains to be Divided Between 
Jennet, Margrat, & Sarah Untill Each Receives fifty pound 
Lawful money more then is before Bequeathed to Each, they 
pleasing the Executors As aforesaid, & in Case any still Remains, 
to be Equaly Divided Between Robert, James, Alexander, 
Jennet, Margrat, & Sarah or their Children. 

Finally I Ordain & Appoint Mathew Thornton of Londonderry 
Aforesaid Esq. & my Beloved wife Sarah Boyes Executor & 
Executrix of this my last will & Testament, & I Do by these 
Presents Utterly Dissallow & Revock all Other & former Wills & 
Testaments whatsoever. Ratifying & Confirming this & Only 
this to be my last will, & Testament. 

Robert Boyes 

[Witnesses] James Doack, James morison, Mary Hopkins. 
[Proved May 7, 1768.] 

[Inventory, attested July 23, 1768; amount, £2038. 10. l; 
signed by Robert Clark and John Gilman.] 

State of New Hampshire Rockingham ss Londonderry 
March 28*'^ 1786 

Pursuant to a preceipt to us Directed by the Hon''' Judge of 
Probate of Wills for Said County appointing us a Committee to 
Sett off to Sarah Boyes Widow her Dower which happens to her 
of the Estate of her late Husband Robert Boyes late of London- 
derry in said County Esq"" Deceased and having set forth the 
same by metes and Bounds to hold to her in severity the same 
is bounded as follows (viz) one lot of land lying to the north of the 
Road that leads to Widow Chapmans begining at a stake by 
the fence then south Eighty Deg^ East ten rods then north north 
west one hundred & thirty four Rods to the Brook then by the 
Brook to the line of Robert Macmurphys land then by Said line 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I29 

to the Bounds first mentioned Containing Eight acres more or 
less: Also one other lot in said farm Called the Middle field 
Begining at a stake on the line of John Bettons land then north 
west thirty Rods to the Highway as the fence now gos then by 
the Highway fifty five rods to a stake then south fifty four Deg' 
East thirty rods by the fence to the line of said John Bettons 
land then by said line to the Bounds first mentioned Containing 
ten acres more or less together with the whole of the Pasture 
lying South & south west of the Barn as the stone wall now goes 
with the Orchard therein also the small field south of the Dwell- 
ing House also that part of the farm ajoining to Docter Isaac 
Thoms land Consisting of wood land & some Orchard Bounding 
on the South East & north east by the Highway on the north west 
by said Robert Macmurphys land Containing about ten Acres: 
Also part of the Barn (viz) the East scaffald with the Tyup un- 
derneath and a priviledge of the Florway and the Barn yard also 
a priviledge of the Draw well and half of the Cyder Mill Together 
with a priviledge of the Ground around said Cyder mill as allso 
the east room in the Dwelling house with the Chamber over said 
Room with the Garrat and a priviledge of the stairs and the 
Celler underneath also the Chamber stairs with a small room 
over said stairs and the yard ajoining to the frount Door likwise 
one rod of land around her part of the Dwelling house also a 
priviledge of the Oven in the Dwelling house — 

Also one third part of a farm belonging to the Estate of said 
Deceas"^ known by the name of the Peck farm her part of the 
Pasture with the Tillage and mowing land included in the follow- 
ing Bounds Begining at a stake by the road then north fifty four 
Deg^ East to the line of John Hoggs land which is Hampstead 
line then south by said line to the Road then by said Road to the 
Bounds first mentioned Containing about ten acres also one piece 
of land lying west of said Road begining at a stake & stones by 
the Road then west south west about fifty rods to a red Oak tree 
by the fence then south easterly by said fence to the Pasture 
fence then Easterly & northeasterly By said fence to the afore- 



130 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

said Highway then northerwesterly by said Highway to the 
bounds first mentioned Containing about six acres more or less 
Together with a wood lot Bounding as follows Begining at a 
stake by the fence that Divides between the improvements and 
the woodland then west one hundred & twenty five rods to a 
stake and Stones then north forty one rods to a white Oak tree 
then East about one Hundred rods to the aforesaid fence then 
by said fence to the Bounds first mentioned Containing about 
twenty nine acres: Together with the east room in the Dwelling 
House with the Chamber thereto belonging & a priviledge of the 
Celler also the whole of the east scaffald in the barn with half 
the Tyup underneath and a priviledge of the Barn flore also a 
priviledge of the Draw well in said farm 

John Moor 
Thomas Cristy 
Samuel Pilsbury 

[Account of Matthew Thornton, executor; receipts, £1020. 3. 
11; expenditures, £1809. 9. 10^; filed May, 1788; endorsed 
"Not Settled."] 

[Order of court, Nov. 18, 1789, submitting the account to 
Timothy Farrar of New Ipswich, John Shepard of Amherst, and 
Oliver Peabody of Exeter, it being protested by Jane Doak, 
Alexander Boyes, and Sarah Houston, a majority of the heirs. 
By further decree, Dec. 16, 1790, the account was submitted to 
John Taylor Gilman of Exeter, John Parker, and John Peirce, 
both of Portsmouth.] 

[Report of referees, April 16, 1791, that Matthew Thornton 
was entitled to recover £98. 14. 6 >^ from the estate; signed by all 
the referees.] 

[Order of court, April 18, 1792, submitting the account of 
Sarah Boyes, executrix, to Nathaniel Peabody of Atkinson, 
George Reid, and James McGregore, both of Londonderry, by 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I3I 

agreement of Alexander Boyes, Samuel Houston and his wife, 
and James Doak and his wife, majority of the heirs.] 

[Additional account of Sarah Boyes; receipts, £701. 6. 6; 
expenditures, £26. 3. o; allowed Dec. 18, 1793.] 



DANIEL BLAKE 1768 KENSINGTON 

[Guardianship of Jonathan Blake, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Daniel Blake of Kensington, deceased, granted to 
Isaac Fellows of Kensington, yeoman, April 4, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 116.] 

[Bond of Isaac Fellows of Kensington, yeoman, with Samuel 
Elliot of Kingston, tailor, as surety, in the sum of £50, April 4, 
1768, for the guardianship of Jonathan Blake, son of Daniel 
Blake of Kensington, cordwainer, deceased; witnesses, John 
Morrill, William Parker, Jr.] 



JONATHAN DURGIN 1768 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Durgin of Durham 
granted to his widow, Judith Durgin, April 5, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 145.] 

[Bond of Judith Durgin, with Joseph Thomas, gentleman, and 
John Edgerly, yeoman, as sureties, all of Durham, in the sum of 
£500, April 5, 1768, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Walter Bryent, Elizabeth Bryent.] 

[Warrant, May 25, 1768, authorizing John Smith, gentleman, 
and Thomas Stevenson, yeoman, both of Durham, to appraise 
the estate.] 



132 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, June 13, 1768; amount, £31. 17. 9; signed by 
John Smith and Thomas Stevenson.] 

[Bond of Trueworthy Durgin, with Edward Smith and Tim- 
othy Murray as sureties, both of Newmarket, yeomen, in the 
sum of £500, April 5, 1769, for the guardianship of Samuel 
Durgin, minor, son of Jonathan Durgin; witnesses, William 
Parker, John Wentworth, Jr.] 



AARON WHITTEMORE 1768 PEMBROKE 

[Administration on the estate of Aaron Whittemore of Pem- 
broke, clerk, granted to his widow, Abigail Whittemore, April 5, 

1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 115.] 

[Bond of Abigail Whittemore, widow, with Joseph Baker of 
Pembroke, gentleman, and Walter Bryent of Newmarket as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, April 5, 1768, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, Joseph Moulton, Robert Parks.] 

[Inventory, attested May 20, 1768; amount, £1320. i. 5; 
signed by Joseph Baker and David Abbott.] 

Province of 1 We the Subscribers Appointed by the 
New Hampsh"^" J Hon^'*' John Wentworth Esq"" Judge of the 
Probate of wills &c for said Province To set off to Abigail Whitte- 
more widow her thirds of the homestead Real Estate of Aaron 
Whittemore late of Pembroke Deceased Clerk we adjudge to her 
the southerly End of the old house with one third of the Celler 
with a Previledge of passing & Repassing to & useing the oven 
Cellar & chamber stairs in the citchen as also a Previledge in 
passing & Repassing both outer Doors & useing the well & the 
west End of the Barn 22 feet in Length & one third of the chand- 
ler Lot so Called Begining at the south west Corner & Runing 
on the high way North 25 Degrees west 15 Rods to a stake & 
stones & then Running East 25 Deg« North the Length of the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 33 

Lot to a stake & stones then Runing south 25 D : East 15 Rods to 
an ash Tree then Runing on the line Between the Land & wil- 
liam Robertsons Land to the first mentioned Corner — as also 
one third of the Second Devision Lot Begining at the South west 
Corner & Runing North 25 Degrees west to a stake & stones 15 
Rods & 8 Links then Runing East 25 Deg^ North keeping that 
Breadth the whole length of the Lot & also one third of the 
westerly side of the high way Beginning at the Corner of Andrew 
Gaults house Lot then Runing North 25 Deg^ west on said high 
way 29 Rods to a stake & stones then Runing west 25 Degs 
South to the Intervel then on said Inter^ line to the Corner of 
Andrew Gaults lot then Runing on s'^ Gaults Land to the first 
mentioned Corner & also the whole of the uper Intervel so Called 
Bounded According to the Proprietors Records of Suncook & we 
Judge the other Two thirds to be worth 38o£ Lawfull money & 
think it Cannot Be Divided amongst all the children with out 
spoiling the whole — 

Dated at Pembroke the 15*'' of April 1769 

Rich'! Bartlet 1 

Joseph Baker Y Committee 

David Abbot J 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £755. 1.5; expendi- 
tures, £30. 10. 8; allowed May 31, 1769.] 

[Guardianship of Ruth Whittemore, aged less than 14 years, 
daughter of Aaron Whittemore, granted to Aaron Whittemore 
May 31, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 432.] 

[Bond of Aaron Whittemore of Pembroke, yeoman, with 
Joseph Baker of Pembroke and Peter Cofihn of Concord, gentle- 
men, as sureties, in the sum of £500, May 31, 1769, for the 
guardianship of Ruth Whittemore; witnesses, none.] 

[Guardianship of Peter Whittemore, aged less than 14 years, 
granted to Peter Coffin May 31, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 432.] 



134 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Peter Coffin of Concord, gentleman, with Joseph 
Baker, gentleman, and Aaron Whittemore, yeoman, both of 
Pembroke, as sureties, in the sum of £500, May 31, 1769, for the 
guardianship of Peter Whittemore, son of Aaron Whittemore; 
witnesses, Samuel Hale, Jr., Daniel Hart.] 

[Guardianship of Benjamin Whittemore, minor, aged more 
than 14 years, granted to Joseph Baker May 31, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 413.] 

[Bond of Joseph Baker, with Aaron Whittemore and Peter 
Coffin as sureties, in the sum of £500, May 31, 1769, for the 
guardianship of Benjamin Whittemore, son of Aaron Whitte- 
more; witnesses, Samuel Hale, Jr., Daniel Hart.] 

[Decree of court. May 30, 1770, settling the real estate on 
Aaron Whittemore, oldest son, he to pay the other children their 
respective shares.] 

[Additional account of the administratrix; receipts, £791. 16. 
6; expenditures, £793. 10. 10; mentions Jeremiah Hall, husband 
of one of the children; allowed June 30, 1779.] 

[Account of Peter Coffin of Boscawen as guardian; receipts, 
£322. 16. 10; expenditures, £48. 15. i; allowed Sept. 29, 1779.] 

[Warrant, April 19, 1770, authorizing Capt. Stephen Hosmer 
of Concord, Mass., Capt. Daniel Fletcher, John Cragin, and 

Lieut. Faulkner, all of Acton, Mass., and Capt. Jonas 

Prescott of Westford, Mass., or any three of them, to appraise 
and divide the estate in Massachusetts of Rev. Aaron Whitte- 
more of Pembroke.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

whereas we the Subscribers Being appointed by the Honour- 
able Samuel Danforth Esq'' Judge of the Probate of wills &c for 
the County of Middlesex to apprize and Make Distribution of 
the Real Estate whereof the Reverand M"" Aaron whittemore 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 135 

Late of Pembrook in the Province of New Hamsphire Deceased 
Died Seized of in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay as by 
the annexed Commission may appear Did upon april the 21"* 
1770 Proceed to the aprizal of Three Tracts of Land Lying in the 
Town of acton in the County aforesaid which we did aprize in 
Lawfull Money of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay In 
Manner Following — 

Imp"^ — One Hundred and Twenty acres Lying on Both Sides 
of Littleton Road Being Number fifteen in the First Division To- 
gether with a freehold Right (So Called) Laid out adjoyning to 
the Said Number fifteen the whole Bounds as follows viz Begin- 
ing at a heap of Stones on the Southwesterly side of Littleton and 
runs from thence Southwest on Land of Samuel Fitch about one 
Hundred and fifty Rods to a heap of Stones from thence runing 
Easterly Some Bareing to the South about Sixty Six rods on 
Land of Ephraim Potter in part and Partly on Land of Jonas 
Potter to a heap of Stones from thence runing Easterly on Land 
of John Davis in part and partly on Land of Thomas Blanchard 
about one Hundred and Thirty one rods to a heap of Stones by 
Littleton Road then Crossing Said Road to a heap of Stones and 
from thence Runing South Easterly about Twenty one Rods on 
the Road aforesaid to a heap of Stones then Runing North East- 
erly about Seventeen rods on Third Division Land to a Black 
oak Tree Marked from thence runing a Little more Northerly on 
Third division Land about fourteen rods to a heap of Stones 
then runing a Little more Northerly; Still on Third division 
Lotts about forty Rods to a heap of Stones then runs North 
westerly on Third Division Land about one Hundred and 
Twenty Rods to a heap of Stones from thence runing westerly on 
Third Division in part (Crossing Littleton road) to a Large white 
oak Tree Marked from thence Runing Northwesterly on Little- 
ton Road about forty Nine rods to the Bound first Mentioned 
aprized at one Hundred and Two Pounds — 102-0-0 

Item Forty Six acres and one Hundred and Twelve rods of up- 



136 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

land and Swamp Lying on Both Sides of Littleton Road and on 
Both Sides of Nashobah Brook it being a Quallyfication Lott for 
Number fifteen Last Described Bounds as follows viz Begining at 
a heap of Stones and Runs North Easterly on a Number of Third 
Division Lotts about one Hundred and Sixty Eight Rods to a 
heap of Stones from thence Runing South Easterly on a Second 
Division Lott about Twenty Rods to a heap of Stones from 
thence Runing South westerly on Land Belonging To Docf 
Jonathan Davis about fifteen Rods to a heap of Stones from 
thence runing South Easterly on Said Docf Davises Land about 
Thirty one rods to a heap of Stones from thence Runing South 
westerly on Land Belonging to Aiicah Davis about one Hundred 
and Twenty Seven rods to a heap of Stones from thence runing 
North westerly on Land Now in the Possession of Josiah Mans- 
feild (crossing Littleton Road and Nashobah Brook) to the 
Bound first Mentioned aprized at Sixty Six Pound Thirteen 
Shillings and Four Pence — 66-13-4 

Item Nine Tenths of Number Seven a Third Division Lott 
being Fourteen acres and Three Quarters Bounded as follows 
Begining at a Stake and runs from thence Southerly on Number 
Eight a Third Division Lott about Sixty Six rods to a heap of 
Stones then runs Easterly on Land of Daniel Shepard to a heap 
of Stones from thence runing Northerly on Land of Said Daniel 
Shepard to a heap of Stones then runing Near the Same Poynt 
about Forty Two rods on Number Six Third division to a Stake 
then runing westerly Thirty Six rods on the Remainder of the 
Lott to the Bound first Mentioned aprized at five Pounds 
Eighteen Shillings — 5-18-0 Totall — 174-1 1-4 

which Estate appears to us to be Most to the advantage of the 
Children of the deceased to be Settled upon one and Cannot be 
divided without Prejudice to or Spoyling the whole; and we sett 
the Same to Aaron whittemore the deceaseds Eldest Son — 

It appears to us there is yet More Land in acton Belonging to 
the Estate of the deceased Not yet So fully Known by M"" Aaron 
whittemore as to offer the Same for apprizal and if your Honour 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 37 

please to Send Back to us the Commission the remainder of the 
Lands May Be Made fully Ceartain 
all which is Humbly Submitted by 

Stephen Hosmer 
Daniel Fletcher f Committee 
John Cragin jr 
Children Aaron (Eldest) Benjamin Peter Esther Hall Ruth 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Decree, April 24, 1770, assigning the real estate to Aaron 
Whittemore, oldest son, and ordering him to pay his brothers 
and sisters £28. 5. o each.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Bond of Aaron Whittemore of Pembroke, husbandman, with 
Jeremiah Hall of Concord, husbandman, and Joseph Barker of 
Acton, Mass., as sureties, in the sum of £200, April 24, 1770, for 
fulfilling the decree; witnesses, Joseph Lee and William Knee- 
land.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Warrant, April 25, 1770, authorizing Capt. Stephen Hosmer 
of Concord, Mass., Capt. Daniel Fletcher and John Cragin, both 
of Acton, Mass., to appraise and divide further real estate in 
Massachusetts.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

Pursuant to the Directions of the annexed Commission we the 
Subscribers Proceeded to aprize the Remaigning Part of the Real 
Estate Belonging to the Heirs of the Rev<^ M"" Aaron whittemore 
Late of Pembrook in the Province of Newhampshire viz the 
Severall Tracts of Lands hereafter Discribed all Lying and Being 
in the Town of acton in the County of Middlesex and Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay This Twenty fifth day of april AD: 1771 
In Manner following 

Item one Quarter part of Number Fifty Eight a Second Divi- 
sion Lott Said Quarter Contains Five acres and one Hundred and 



138 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Twenty Eight rods at four Pounds and Twelve Shillings — £4 
-12-0 

Item one Tenth of Number Twenty Three a Third division 
Lott said Tenth Contains one acre and Eight rods at Eight 
Shillings — £0-8-0 

Item one Tenth of a Quallyfication Lott to Said Number 
Twenty Three Said Tenth Contains Ninty Seven rods at four 
Shillings £0-4-0 

Item one Tenth of Number Twenty Five a Second Division 
Lott Said Tenth Contains Three acres; at one Pound — £1-0-0 

Item one Quarter of Number Six a Third Division Lott Said 
Quarter Contains four acres and Twenty Rods aprized at one 
Pound Eight Shillings — £1-8-0 — 7-12-0 

Said Lotts are Bounded and Discribed as by the Records of 
the Proprietors May fully appear refferance thereunto being had 

which Lands we are of the oppinion will Disserve the Heirs to 
Divide the Same among them and therefore we sett off the whole 
to M"" Aaron whittemore the Deceaseds Eldest Son — all which 
Is Humbly Submitted by 

Stephen Hosmer | 

Daniel Fletcher r Committee 

John Cragin j'" J 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Decree, April 30, 1771, assigning the additional real estate to 
Aaron Whittemore.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Bond of Aaron Whittemore, with Daniel Fletcher of Acton, 
Mass., gentleman, and Daniel Taylor of Concord, Mass., inn- 
holder, as sureties, in the sum of £30, April 30, 1771, for fulfilling 
the decree; witnesses, Aaron Haines and William Kneeland.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 39 

EDWARD PENDEXTER 1768 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Edward Pendexter of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire, being antient & infirm, as also 
weak in Body * * * 

Item I Give & bequeath unto my Children Phillip & Edward 
Pendexter the sum of five Shillings each, and to the Children of 
my Son John Pendexter deceased the sum of five shilling and to 
the Children of my deceased Daughters Margerett Sowards & 
Mary Tibbets five shillings each which I will shall be in full of 
any share or Interest they may expect to have in my Estate — 

Item All the Rest Residue & Remainder of my Estate both 
real & personal wheresoever the same may be or in whomsoever it 
shall be found, I give & bequeath unto my wellbeloved Wife 
Elizabeth Pendexter & her Heirs & Assigns forever — 

Lastly I nominate, constitute & appoint my said well beloved 
Wife Elizabeth Pendexter sole Executrix of this my last Will & 
Testament, hereby declaring null & void all former Wills by me 
heretofore made and that this is my last will & Testament, In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my Hand & Seal this 
Eighth day of April in the Eighth Year of his Majesty's Reign 
Annoque Domini 1768 — 

his 
Edw^ X Pendexter 
Mark 

[Witnesses] John Wendell, Jacob Mills, W"' Gale. 
[Proved Aug. 22, 1768.] 



JOHN HARROD CUMMINGS 1768 HUDSON 

[Administration on the estate of John Harrod Cummings of 
Nottingham West, yeoman, granted to Benjamin Worcester 
of Groton, Mass., yeoman, April 8, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 231.] 



140 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Benjamin Worcester of Groton, Mass., yeoman, with 
Abraham Page, gentleman, and Henry Hale, yeoman, both of 
Nottingham West, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, April 8, 
1768, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Ezekiel 
Chase, Jonathan Hardy.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 19, 1768; amount, £126. 9. 11 ; signed by 
Abraham Page and Henry Hale.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £91. 19. 11; expendi- 
tures, £110. 17. 5; mentions "supporting three of the Deceaseds 
Children under seven years of age viz. Benjamin, Amos, & John " ; 
allowed June 9, 1785.] 

[Petition of John H. Cummings of Hebron, July 24, 1804, for 
liberty to sue the bond of the administrator of the estate of his 
father, John Harrod Cummings.] 



BENJAMIN WHEELER, JR. 1768 SALEM 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Wheeler, Jr., of 
Salem granted to his widow, Hannah Wheeler, April 18, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 115.] 

[Bond of Hannah Wheeler of Salem, widow, with Jonathan 
Wheeler, Jr., of Salem, yeoman, and Timothy Ladd of Atkinson 
as sureties, in the sum of £250, April 18, 1768, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, Peter Green, John Prentice.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 12, 1768, authorizing Richard Dow, yeoman, 
and Evan Jones, joiner, both of Salem, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 19, 1768; amount, £209. 7. 2; signed by 
Richard Dow and Evan Jones.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I4I 

ROBERT WILSON 1768 CHESTER 

In the Name of God amen I Robert Wilson of Chester in the 
Province of Newhampshire Yeoman Being in a weeke and Pooer 
state of Helth of Body but yet of a Sound Disposing mind and 
memory Thanks be Given to God for the Same: This Twenty 
Second Day of April Anno Domini 1768 * * * 

Imprimes I Give to Ann my well Beloved wife one full Third 
of all my Reall Estat for her to Improve as the Law Directs I also 
Give her all my Personell Estat for her to use Improve and Dis- 
pose of as She Sees Cause : Excepting what I Shall here in other 
ways give away and Perticulerly Dispose of : I give her the East 
End of my house for her to Improve from top to bottem During 
Life I also give her Two of my Cows and my horse She paying 
and Performing as I Shall hereafter Direct and order 

Item I Give to my Daughter Ann Craige five pounds Lawfull 
money to be Paid to her within five years after my Deceass by 
my Executrex here after named : and this with what I Have here 
to fore given to her I account a Soficient portion for her out of 
my Estate — 

Item I give to mary Karr my Daughter five pounds Lawfull 
money to be paid to her by my Executrex here after named 
within five years after my Deceass: and this with what I Have 
here to fore given to her I Judge to be a Soficient Portion for her 
out of my Estate — 

Item I give to my Son John Wilson his heirs and assigns my 
Sixty acre Lot in Chester Laying in the fourth Division be it 
more or Less Laid out To the origenell Right of George Jaffery 
Esq' : I also Give him all my Right in the Township of Bow Be 
the Same more or Less: I also give him my said son one full third 
part of all my Stock of Creturs Excepting what I Have before 
given to my wife I also give him one third part of all my utencells 
of Husbendery: and this with what I Have here to fore given to 
him I adjudge a Soficient portion for him out of my Estate — 



142 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give to my son Robert Wilson his heirs and assigns my 
half of that Eighty acre Lot in the third Division in the Town- 
ship of Chester that is Laid out to the origenell Right of 

be the Same more or Less I also give him one full third part of 
all my Stock of Creturs Excepting what I Have before given to 
my wife : I also give him one full third part of all my utencells of 
Husbendery: and this with what I Have heretofore given to 
him my said son I adjudge a Soficient portion for him out of my 
Estate — 

Item I Give to my son William Wilson his heirs and assigns 
my forty acre Lot in the fourth Division in Chester that is Laid 
out to the Right of George Jafferey Esq"" I also Give him all my 
Common and undivided Lands in Chester That is Yet to be 
Divided and Laid out to the origenell Right of George Jaffery 
Esq' be the Same more or Less I also give him one full third part 
of all my stock of Cretures Excepting what I Have here in before 
given To my wife I also give him one full third part of all my 
utencells of Husbendery and this with what I Have heretofore 
Given to him my said son I adjudge a Soficient portion for him 
out of my Estate — 

And I Do appoynt Ann Wilson my well beloved wife before 
mentioned to be my Executorex to this my Last Will and Testa- 
ment — To See that it be fullfiled in Every Perticuler — She to 
Receive and Pay all Just Debts Due to and from my Estate: and 
all my Legacies which I Have here in given and ordered To be 
Paid : and my f unurall Charges : Renowncing all other and former 
Wills and Bequests by me named whatsoever Ratifying and 
Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and Testament 
To all above written and here in Contained I Have hereunto 
Set my hand and afhxed my Seal this Twenty Second Day of 
Appril Annoq Domini 1768 first above Written 

Robert Wilson 

[Witnesses] James Craford, Willem Powell Junar, Sam* 
Emerson. 

[Proved July 5, 1768.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I43 

[Inventory, Sept. 12, 1768; amount, £136. o: 5; signed by 
Samuel Emerson and James Crawford.] 



LEVI STEVENS 1768 HAMPSTEAD 

[Administration on the estate of Levi Stevens of Hampstead 
granted to Parker Stevens April 27, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 115.] 

[Bond of Parker Stevens of Hampstead, yeoman, with Daniel 
Stevens of Hampstead, yeoman, and Samuel Evans of Ports- 
mouth, cordwainer, as sureties, in the sum of £500, April 27, 
1768, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, William 
Parker, Joseph Moulton.] 

[Warrant, April 27, 1768, authorizing John Muzzey and 
Joseph French, yeoman, both of Hampstead, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, attested May 23, 1768; amount, £37. 16. 11; 
signed by Joseph French and John Muzzey.] 

[Warrant, June 29, 1768, authorizing John Muzzey and John 
Calfe, yeoman, both of Hampstead, to receive claims against the 
estate.] 

[List of claims; amount, £28. 13. 11 ; signed by John Muzzey 
and John Calfe.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £10. o. o; allowed 
Dec. 28, 1768.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £50. 11. 10; expendi- 
tures, £40. II. 10; mentions widow and three children; allowed 
Dec. 28, 1768.] 



144 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

DAVID GREGG 1768 WINDHAM 

[Administration on the estate of David Gregg of Windham, 
yeoman, granted to William Gregg of Windham, yeoman, April 

27, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 116.] 

[Bond of William Gregg, with Robert Wallace of Londonderry 
and John Quigley of Boston, Mass., yeomen, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, April 27, 1768, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, Joseph Moulton.] 

[Inventory, May 7, 1768; amount, £115. 13. 3^; signed by 
James Betton and John Clyde.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £115. 13. 3^, per- 
sonal estate; expenditures, £33. 4. 11 ; allowed March 29, 1769.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £82. 8. 4K; expenditures, 
£13. 14. g3/^; allowed March 31, 1773.] 



EBENEZER BULLARD 1768 NEW IPSWICH 

In the Name of God Amen, the thirtyeth day of April A.D. 
1768 I Ebenezer Bullard of New Ipswich in the Province of New 
Hampshire yeoman, being very Sick and weak in Body * * * 

Imprmis, I give & bequeath to Mary my dearly beloved wife 
all my House hold goods & moveable Effects used within Doors; 
like wise one third part of all my Real Estate, also the South 
End of my now dwelling House from top to Bottom the two Last 
Articles mentioned during her natural life — also I do bequeath 
to her my old Black Cow & a Red yearling heffer 

Item. I do give & bequeath to my Eldest Son Simeon Bullard 
(two Eighth Parts of my Real & Personal Estate after my Debts 
& funural Charges & wives thirds are taken out) whome I Con- 
statute & ordain to be Executor of this my last will & Testament 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I45 

and all Singular my Lands Messuages & Tenements by him 
freely to be possessed & In joyed. 

Item, I do give & bequeath to my Daughter Keziah Bullard 
one Eighth part of my Real & Personal Estate after my Debts & 
funural charges & wives thirds are paid out by my Executor in 
one year after my Decease 

Item I do give & bequeath to my Son John Bullard one 
Eighth part of my Estate as is mentioned in y* Second Item 
when arived to the age of twenty one years 

Item I do give & bequeath to my Daughter Mary Bullard one 
Eighth part of my Estate as is mentioned in y^ Second Item 
when arived to the age of eighteen years 

Item I do give & bequeath to my Son Ebenezer Bullard one 
Eighth part of my Estate as is mentioned in y" second Item when 
arived to the age of twenty one years 

Item I do give & bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Bullard one 
Eighth part of my Estate as is mentioned in y'' Second Item when 
arived to the age of Eighteen years 

Item I do give & bequeath to my Son Asa Bullard one Eighth 
part of my Estate as is mentioned in ye Second Item when 
arived to the age of twenty one years. 

I do Here by Ratifie & Confirm this and no other to be my 
Last will & Testament. 

In witness whereof I have here unto Set my hand and Seal the 
day & year above written. 

Ebenezer Bullard 

[Witnesses] Moses Tucker, Charles Barrett, Benjamin Adams. 
[Proved Sept. i, 1768.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 20, 1768; amount, £219. 16. 2; signed by 
Ephraim Adams and Charles Barrett.] 

[Bond of Thomas Hale, with Jonathan Davis as surety, both 
of New Ipswich, in the sum of £200, Dec. 13, 1768, for the 
guardianship of John Bullard, minor, aged more than 14 years, 



146 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

son of Ebenezer Bullard; witnesses, Ephraim Adams, Benjamin 
Adams.] 



ALEXANDER BLAIR 1768 MANCHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Alexander Blair of Derryfield 
granted to his widow, Catharine Blair, May 2, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 146.] 

[Bond of Catharine Blair, widow, with James Blair and John 
Ramsey, gentlemen, as sureties, all of Londonderry, in the sum of 
£100, May 2, 1768, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Samuel Livermore, Peter Green,] 

[Warrant, May 2, 1768, authorizing James McGregore, 
gentleman, and Daniel McNeil, yeoman, both of Londonderry, 
to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 11, 1768; amount, £54. 5. 6; signed by James 
McGregore and Daniel McNeil.] 



ENOCH HUNT 1768 HOLLIS 

[Administration on the estate of Enoch Hunt of Hollis, yeo- 
man, granted to Josiah Hunt of Hollis May 16, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 146.] 

[Bond of Josiah Hunt, yeoman, with Jonas Flagg, gentleman, 
and Amos Fisk, tanner, as sureties, all of Hollis, in the sum of 
£500, May 16, 1768, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Samuel Hobart, Jonathan Johnson.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 147 

DANIEL ELKINS 1768 NOTTINGHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Elkins of Nottingham 
granted to his widow, Tabitha Elkins, May 25, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 146.] 

[Bond of Tabitha Elkins, widow, with James Bean of Brent- 
wood, yeoman, and Joseph Chandler of Epping, gentleman, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, May 25, 1768, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, Samuel Lane, Joseph Moulton,] 

[Inventory, July i8, 1768; amount, £141. 18. o; signed by 
Joshua Burnham and Charles Rundlett.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £86. 10. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £70. 3. 11 ; allowed Nov. 24, 1779.] 



THOMAS ROLLINS 1768 LEE 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Rollins of Lee granted 
to his widow, Sarah Rollins, May 25, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 146.] 

[Bond of Sarah Rollins, widow, with James Bean of Brent- 
wood, yeoman, and Joseph Chandler of Epping, gentleman, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, May 25, 1768, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, Richard Cutts Shannon, Joseph Moul- 
ton, Walter Bryent.] 

[Warrant, May 25, 1768, authorizing Joseph Sias of Lee and 
Joseph Chander of Epping to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 28, 1768; amount, £351. 2. 6; signed by 
Joseph Sias and Joseph Chandler.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Rollins of Nottingham, yeoman, with 
John Shaw of Epping and William Rollins of Nottingham, yeo- 
men, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, April 15, 1793, for the ad- 



148 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ministration de bonis non of the estate; witnesses, Nathaniel 
Parker, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, July 9, 1793; amount, £194. 7. 4; signed by Jona- 
than Winslow and Jacob Blaisdell.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £72. 18. 9. personal 
estate; expenditures, £106. o. 5; allowed April 18, 1796.] 

[Petition of Jonathan Rollins of Epping, yeoman, April 25, 
1801, for himself and his brothers and sisters, six children in all, 
for a division of the estate of his father, Thomas Rollins ; endorsed 
by Moses Rollins and Sarah Emerson, two of the children.] 

[Warrant, Jan. i, 1806, authorizing Jeremiah Sanborn, Levi 
Towle, gentleman, and Samuel Haley, yeoman, all of Epping, to 
appraise the income of the widow's dower for the last ten years ; 
returned at $13 per year Jan. 17, 1806, and signed by Samuel 
Haley and Jeremiah Sanborn.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, $266; expenditures, 
$220.07; allowed Jan. 17, 1806.] 



JOSHUA JENNESS 1768 HAMPTON 

[Bond of Job Jenness, husbandman, with Richard Jenness, 3d, 
as surety, both of Rye, in the sum of £500, May 27, 1768, for the 
guardianship of Hezekiah Jenness, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Joshua Jenness of Hampton; witnesses, Samuel 
Parker, Joseph Moulton.] 



ROBERT CAMPBELL 1768 HALIFAX, N. S. 

[Bond of Andrew Campbell of Boston, Mass., trader, with 
James Moores of Raymond, yeoman, and James Dwyer of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 49 

Portsmouth, innholder, as sureties, in the sum of £500, June 16, 
1768, for the administration of the estate of Robert Campbell of 
Halifax, N. S., trader; witnesses, William Parker, Joseph 
Moulton.] 

[Citation to Andrew Campbell, Sept. i, 1768, to appear and 
show cause why administration should not be granted to the 
widow, Jane Campbell, who claims it, alledging that "the repre- 
sentation made by you was a Mistake & the Administration 
Obtaind in Consequence thereof is fraudulent."] 

[Warrant, Sept. 26, 1768, authorizing James Adams, yeoman, 
James McGregore, and Robert Wallace, gentlemen, all of Lon- 
donderry, to receive claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims; amount, £235. 11. o; signed by James Adams, 
James McGregore, and Robert Wallace.] 



WILLIAM HUMPHREY 1768 LONDONDERRY 

[Administration on the estate of William Humphrey of London- 
derry granted to John Humphrey of Londonderry, gentleman, 
June 29, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 146.] 

[Bond of John Humphrey, gentleman, with Samuel Barr and 
David Montgomery, yeoman, as sureties, all of Londonderry, 
in the sum of £500, June 29, 1768, for the administration of the 
estate; witness, Joseph Moulton.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 10, 1768; amount, £74. 6. 3; signed by 
Samuel Barr and James McGregore.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £57. 6. 3, personal 
estate; expenditures, £59. 13. 2; allowed March 2'], 1771.] 



150 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOHN WARD 1768 KENSINGTON 

[Bond of Nathaniel Healey, gentleman, with Jeremiah Sanborn 
and John Blake, yeomen, as sureties, all of Kensington, in the 
sum of £500, July 4, 1768, for the guardianship of John Ward of 
Kensington, "a Person wanting of understanding & not Capable 
of taking care of himself & his Effects Goods & Estate"; wit- 
nesses, Joseph Moulton, Samuel Parker.] 



SARAH HUNTRESS 1768 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Sarah Huntress of Ports- 
mouth, widow, granted to John Griffith, shopkeeper, and John 
Sherburne, both of Portsmouth, July 11, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 218.] 

[Bond of John Griffith, shopkeeper, and John Sherburne, with 
John Parker, merchant, and Joshua Brackett, physician, as 
sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, July 11, 1768, 
for the administration of the estate; witnesses, none.] 

[Inventory, July 12, 1768; amount, £325. 8. 3; signed by 
Thomas Peirce and John Marshall.] 



THOMAS WYMAN 1768 PELHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Wyman of Pelham 
granted to his widow, Ruth Wyman, July 18, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 146.] 

[Bond of Ruth Wyman, widow, with Amos Gage and Daniel 
Gage, yeomen, as sureties, all of Pelham, in the sum of £ioo, 
April 18, 1768, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Samuel Livermore, Peter Green.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I5I 

[Warrant, April i8, 1768, authorizing Joseph Butler, gentle- 
man, and Daniel Barker, husbandman, both of Pelham, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 26, 1768; amount, £95. 3. i; signed by 
Joseph Butler and Daniel Barker.] 

[Bond of Daniel Gage of Pelham, yeoman, with Amos Gage of 
Pelham, gentleman, and Joseph Wright of Salem as sureties, in 
the sum of £500, June 2, 1772, for the administration de bonis 
non of the estate; witnesses, Nathaniel Gage, Amos Gage, Jr., 
Joshua Fellows, Samuel Parker.] 



SAMUEL EDGERLY 1768 BRENTWOOD 

In the Name of God, Amen. I Samuel Edgerley of Brentwood 
in the Province of New Hampshire in New England Husband- 
man ; being weak of Body * * * 

Item I give Divise and Bequeath to my Beloved wife Abigail 
Edgerley the use and improvement of my place Buildings Stock 
and moveables in doors and out During her Natural Life — 

Item I Give Devise and bequeath to my Son Joseph Edgerly 
his Heirs and assigns forever, after the Decease of my wife Abi- 
gail aforesd all my Lands and Buildings and all the Stock that 
my wife Shall leave at her Decease as also all my out Door 
moveables, he paying the following Legacies to his Brothers and 
Sisters 

Item I Give to my Son Samuel Edgerley the Sum of Ten 
Shillings Lawful ]Money to be paid by my Executor in three 
months after the Decease of my Wife aforesd — 

Item I Give to My Son John Edgerley Five Shillings to be 
paid by My Executer in Three Years after My Decease 

Item I Give to my Son Thomas Edgerley Five Shillings to be 
paid by my Executor in one Year after the Decease of my wife 
aforesd — 



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Item I give to my Son Jonathan Edgerley Five Shillings to be 
paid by my Executar in two Years after the Decease of my wife 
afore said 

Item I Give to my Son Benjamin Edgerley Five Shillings to be 
paid by my Executer in Two Years after the Decease of my wife 

Item I Give to my Son David Edgerley Five Shillings to be 
paid by my Executor in three Years after the Decease of my 
wife afore sd — 

Item I Give to my Daughter abigail Judkins Ten Shillings to 
be paid by my Executer in three Years after the Decease of my 
wife aforesd — 

Item I Give to my Daughter Mary Kelley Ten Shillings to be 
paid by my Executor in Three Years after the Decease of my 
wife afore sd — 

Item I Give to my Daughter Allice Kimbel Ten Shillings to 
be paid by my Executer in Three Years after y" Decease of my 
wife aforesd. Moreover my will is that all y" before mentioned 
Legacies be paid in Lawful money 

Finally I do hereby Constitute Ordain and appoint my Trusty 
Son Joseph Edgerley to be Sole Executer to this my last Will and 
Testament hereby revoking all former Wills and Testaments by 
me Made Ratifying and Confirming this to be My last Will and 
Testament. In Witness whereof I Do here unto Set my hand 
and Seal this Nineteenth Day of July Anno Domini 1768 and in 
the Eighth Year of his Majestys Reign 

his 
Samuel X Edgerley 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Job Judkins, Eben Judkins, Nathanael Trask. 
[Proved April 26, 1769.] 

[Inventory, July 6, 1769; amount, £56. 3. o; signed by Samuel 
Dudley and Nicholas Smith.] 



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MARY MILLER 1768 ROCHESTER 

[Order of court, July 25, 1768, appointing John Hayes of 
Rochester conservator of the estate of Mary Miller of Rochester, 
widow, "lately died Intestate leaving only one Child, a Daugh- 
ter, a minor," until administration and guardianship may be 
granted.] 

[Bond of William Scott of Rochester, yeoman, with James 
Knowles of Rochester, yeoman, and Samuel Brewster, gentle- 
man, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 27, 1768, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate; witness, S. Hale.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 26, 1768, authorizing James Knowles and Isaac 
Libby, both of Rochester, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Nov. 30, 1768; amount, £570. 16. 4; 
signed by James Knowles and Isaac Libby.] 

[Bond of Samuel Brewster of Barrington, gentleman, with 
James Knowles of Rochester, yeoman, and Ebenezer Thompson 
of Durham, physician, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 29, 
1768, for the guardianship of Sarah Aliller, minor, aged more 
than 14 years, daughter of Isaac Miller of Rochester, yeoman; 
witnesses, Christopher Toppan, Samuel Greeley, Jr.] 

Know all men by these presents that We Alexander Welsh 
lately of Portsm° now of Rochester in the Province of Newhamp- 
shire mariner and Samuel Brewster of Barrington in said Prov- 
ince Gent: do hereby acknowledge to have received of William 
Scott of Rochester aforesaid who administered on the Estate of 
Mary Miller late of said Rochester deceased Relict of Isaac 
Miller late of said Rochester yeoman deceased all the money 
goods and estate which came to his hands and possession of 
either the said Isaac and the said Mary and in consideration 
thereof do hereby release acquit and discharge the said William 
his heirs Executors and Administrators of and from all demands 
and all Actions Suits Controversies and causes of Action whatso- 



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ever relating to the premises and acknowledge our full Satisfac- 
tion and Content with his Conduct and fidelity in the premises 
the said Alexander having married with Sarah the only Daughter 
Child and Heir of the said Isaac and of the s^ Mary and the 
said Samuel having been her Guardian and She being now living 
with her said Husband In Witness whereof we have hereunto set 
our hands & Seals the 30th Day of November Anno Domini 1769 

Alexander Welsh 
Sam^ Brewster 

Signed Sealed & delivered in presence of W™ Parker Jn° 
Wentworth 

[Probate Records, Vol. 26, p. 25.] 



SAMUEL BURNHAM 1768 NOTTINGHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Burnham of Notting- 
ham, yeoman, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Burnham, Aug. 3, 

1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 240.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Burnham of Nottingham, with Joseph Sias 
of Lee and Walter Bryent, Jr., of Newmarket as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Aug. 3, 1768, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Samuel Parker, Joseph Moulton.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 22, 1768; amount, £237. 11. o; signed by 
Joseph Sias and Gideon Mathes.] 



WILLIAM ELLIOT 1768 MASON 

[Bond of Josiah Robbins, yeoman, with Thomas Tarbell, 
gentleman, and Isaac Holden, yeoman, as sureties, all of Number 
One, in the sum of £500, Aug. 24, 1768, for the administration of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 55 

the estate of William Elliot of Number One, husbandman; wit- 
nesses, John Hale, Samuel Hobart.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 19, 1768; amount, £115. 10. il4; signed by 
Isaac Holden, Reuben Barrett, and Thomas Tarbell.] 

[Bond of Josiah Robbins, yeoman, with Thomas Tarbell and 
Obadiah Parker, gentlemen, as sureties, all of Mason, in the 
sum of £300, Oct. 20, 1768, for the guardianship of John Elliot, 
Josiah Elliot, Sarah Elliot, and Rebecca Elliot, aged less than 14 
years, children of William Elliot of Mason; witnesses, Simon 
Gilson, Samuel Hobart.] 



JOHN COFRAN 1768 PEMBROKE 

In The Name of God Amen The Twenty Seventh Day of 
August in the year of our Lord 1768 I John Coffran of Pembrook 
in the Province of New Hampshire in New England mill Rite 
being Very Sick and weak in Body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to margret my Dearly beloved wife 
one Bed and beding Convenant for the Same with her waring 
Appariel with the Benifit of one third of my Raiel Estate her 
Life time and the Benifet of one Cow Kept for her winter and 
sumer, and the Privilidge of a Bond Pable by James Coffran & 
Robert Coffran Exepting one horse and one Cow it is my will and 
Plesure that as said Bond is to be Redused one third after my 
Decese that Said horse and Cow Shall be Part of that third 
which is to be Redused and further it is my will that each and 
every of Said Artecals Shall be Returned to my Executor at her 
Decease to be Devided Between my four Children Namly marget 
anne Thomas and John 

Item I Give to my well Beloved Son Thomas Coffran whom I 
Like wise Constitute make and ordain to be my only and Sole 
Executor of this my Last Will and Testament to wit the three 
Grass Islands Lying in the mouth of Suncook River and my 
tenont Saw. 



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Item I Give to my well Beloved Son John Coffran Six acres of 
Land Joyning on his Land to be taken of on the Northerly side of 
my Land Each End is to be of Equiel weedth to Compleat the 
Said Six acres of Land and also my Cart Boxes and hoops which 
are Now at Liberty — 

Item I give to my well Beloved Son William Coffran one 
anvel or Stid so Called — 

Item I give to my Well Beloved Son James Coffran one Bible 
or five Shillings Lawfull money — 

Item I Give to my well Beloved Son Robert Coffran one Bible 
or five Shilings Lawfull money — 

Item I Give to my well Beloved Son Jacob Coffran one Bible 
or five Shillings Lawfull money — 

Item I Give to my well Beloved Daughter margret five Pounds 
to be Paid in money or goods or Chatels out of my Estate 

Item I Give to my well Beloved Daughter Anne five Pounds to 
be Paid in money or goods or Chatels out of my Estate 

Item I give to my Grand Son John Gault Two Pounds ten 
Shillings which I order my Executor to Keep at Intriest till he 
arives to the age of twenty one years and then to be Paid to him 
Prinsebel and Intrest — 

Item I give to my grandson John moor Two Pounds ten Shill- 
ings which I order my Executor to Keep at Intriest till he arives 
to the age of twenty one years and to be Paid to him Prinsebel 
and Intriest — 

and further I order that after my funeral Charges and all 
Debts and Legeses is Paid out of my Estate then all that Re- 
mains that Belongs to my Said Estate Either Raiel or Personal 
that is Not Disposed of by me Shall be Sold by my Executor and 
the money Equily Devided Between my four Eldest Children to 
wit Thomas and John marget and Anne and further it is my will 
and Plesure that if my Son Thomas Coffran Deseseth Childless 
that I will and Bequeeth to my Grandson Thomas moor the 
Three Grass Islands Before mentioned — 

John Coffrin 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 157 

[Witnesses] Benjamin Norris, William Marten, Edward Green. 
[Proved Nov. 30, 1768.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 18, 1769; amount, £109. 13. 7; signed by 
Benjamin Norris and Stephen Swett.] 



SIMON BRANSCOMB 1768 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Simon Branscomb of New- 
castle, mariner, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Branscomb, 
Aug. 31, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 238.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Branscomb of Newcastle, widow, with 
Thomas Bell of Newcastle and Jacob Sheafe of Portsmouth as 
sureties, in the sum of £1000, Aug. 31, 1768, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, William Parker, Samuel Hale.] 

[Inventory, filed Nov. 30, 1768; amount, £485. 2. i; not 
signed.] 

[Bond of Henry Sheafe Branscomb of Newcastle, joiner, with 
Isaac Morton of Portsmouth, baker, and Levi Chapman of 
Newmarket, trader, as sureties, in the sum of £1000, May 28, 
1794, for the administration de bonis non of the estate; witnesses, 
Nathaniel A. Parker, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 21, 1794; amount, £150. 6. o; signed by 
Henry Prescott, William Vennard, and John Tarleton.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, $34-33^^; expendi- 
tures, $61. 4>^; allowed June 17, 1795.] 

[Petition of the administrator, June 17, 1795, for license to sell 
real estate.] 



158 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOHN ASKINS 1768 WINCHESTER 

[Bond of Hilkiah Grout, gentleman, with Elijah Alexander and 
Henry Bond, both of Winchester, yeomen, as sureties, in the 
sum of £200, Sept. 6, 1768, for the administration of the estate of 
John Askins of Winchester; witnesses, Ebenezer Alexander, 
Paul Richardson,] 

[Inventory, attested Dec. 29, 1768; amount, £109. 14. 4; 
signed by Ebenezer Alexander and Philip Goss.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 344.] 



WILLIAM SAWYER 1768 NEWBURY, MASS. 

[Bond of Moses Kelly, yeoman, with John Knight, house- 
wright, and James Merrill, husbandman, as sureties, all of Atkin- 
son, in the sum of £500, Sept. 8, 1768, for the guardianship of 
William Sawyer, minor, aged more than 14 years, son of William 
Sawyer of Newbury, Mass., yeoman, deceased; witnesses, Wil- 
liam Parker, Jr., George Libby.] 



JOHN POLLARD 1768 PLAISTOW 

Thee Last Will & testament of John Pollard of Plastow In the 
Province of New hampshier in Newengland yeoman being weack 
of body * * * 

Item I Give to Mary my wife the improvement of all my 
Estate Reall & Personall for So long a time as She shall Continue 
my widow Reserveing onely my weareing apparill which I Give 
to my two Sons 

Item I allso Give to my two Sons Francis & Berten all my Reall 
Estate to be Equally Divided betwixt them & they Paying their 
three Sisters twenty fore pounds in money or in Goods at money 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I59 

Price or in other Good Pay at money Price their mother haveing 
the improvement as afore s*^ they Paying their Sisters in maner 
& form following — 

Item my will is that my son Francis Pay to his Sister Mary 
forty shillings at the ind of one year after he shall Come in y« 
possession of his Part of my Estate and forty shillings more at y® 
ind of three years after he shall Come in Possession afore s"^ — 
to be Paid in Such Pay as afore s^ 

Item my will is that my said son Francis Pay to his sister 
Elizabeth fore Pounds money or Good Pay at money Price as 
afore s^ forty shillings to be Paide in one year after he shall Come 
in possession as afore s'^ — & forty Shillings more in two years 
after the first Payment — 

Item : my will is that my s^ son Francis Pay to his sister Sarah 
fore Pounds in money or in Good Pay at money Price the one 
half to be Paide in one year after he shall Come in Possession of 
his Part of my Estate as afores"* & y^ other half to be Paide in two 
years after the first Payment — 

Item my Will is that my Son berten Pay to his Sister mary fore 
Pounds money or in Good Pay at money Price the one half to be 
Paide in one year after he shall Come in the Possession of his 
Part of my Estate & the other half to be Paide her in two years 
after y^ first Payment : my will is y* my s*^ Son Berten Pay to his 
Sister Elezabeth fore Pound money or in Good Pay at money 
price the one half to be Paide in one year after he shall Come in 
the Possession of his Part of my Estate & the other half to be 
Paide in two years after the first Payment or times set for s*^ 
Payment my will is that my s'^ Son Berten Pay to his Sister 
Sarah fore Pound in money or in Good Pay at money Price the 
one half to be Paide her in one year after he Shall Come in the 
Possession of his Part of my Estate & the other half to be Paide 
her in two years after y° time set for the first Payment — 

Item I Give Likewise to my three Daughters fore s"^ all my 
household Goods to be Equally Divided betwixt y™ their mother 
to have the improvement as afores^ — 



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Item all the Remainder of my Estate not yet Disposed of Reall 
or Personall I Give to my two Son Francis & berten Equally to 
be Divided — 

I Likewise Constitute & appoint mary my beloved wife to be 
Sole Executrix to this my Last Will & testament — 

In Wittness Whereof I the S*^ John Pollerd have here unto set 
my hand & seal this 23 : day of September A : D : 1 768 

mark 
John X Pollerd 
hand 

[Witnesses] Moses Bartlet, Daniel Bartlet, Nicolas White. 
[Proved Oct. 26, 1768.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 26, 1768, authorizing Moses Stevens and 
Joseph Welch, both of Plaistow, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Feb. i, 1769; amount, £144. 14. i ; signed 
by Moses Stevens and Joseph Welch.] 



RICHARD BERRY 1768 PEPPERELBOROUGH, ME. 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Berry of Pepperel- 
borough. Me., yeoman, granted to Abigail Berry Sept. 28, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 264.] 

[Bond of Abigail Berry, widow, with Francis Berry and James 
Berry, both of Greenland, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, Oct. 7, 1 768, for the administration of the estate ; witnesses, 
William Parker, John Wentworth.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 11, 1768; land in Greenland, £33. 9. o; signed 
by Simeon Dearborn and John Haines.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 14, 1768, authorizing Simeon Dearborn, John 
Haines, yeomen, and John Pickering, gentleman, all of Green- 
land, to set off the widow's dower.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS l6l 

Province of 1 Agreable to a Warrant from the Hon*''« John 
New Hampsh'' / Wentworth Esq'' Judge of the Probate of Wills 
for said province &c to us the subscribers directed, dated Oct*" 
14*^ 1768 We have set of to Abigail Berry widdow of Rich"^ Berry 
late of Pepperell Borough in the County of York & Province of 
the Massachusetts Bay Deceas'd for her Right of Dower in the 
Real Estate of said Decs'* four acres of Land Lying in Greenland 
in the Province of New Hamps'" and have bounded it in the fol- 
lowing manner, viz. Begining at a stake & stone by the Country 
Road the west end of the House where James Berry deceas'd 
latly Dwelt & Joseph Berry now dwells, said stake & stone being 
the southweserly Corner of a Lott of Land that was set of to 
James Berry son to the said James Deceas'd for his part of his 
fathers Real Estate & Runs from thence by the Road south- 
westwardly twenty two Rods and three feet & from thence 
south sixty Degrees East twenty Eight Rods & Six feet to a 
stake & stone, thence north fifty four Degrees East twenty two 
Rods & three feet to a stake & stone & from thence north sixty 
Degrees west to the first mentioned Bounds together with that 
part of said House that was set of to the said Rich^ with the 
orchard & all previledges contained within the limets of the 
above said Bounds — 

Given under our hands the 26*'' day of Oct^"" 1768 

Simeon Dearborn 
John Haines 



NATHAN LONG 1768 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Nathan Long of Chester, yeo- 
man, granted to Naomi Long Sept. 28, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 264.] 

[Bond of Naomi Long, widow, with Nathan Webster, yeoman, 
and Amos Emerson, tailor, as sureties, all of Chester, in the sum 



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of £200, Sept. 28, 1768, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, John Pickering, Joseph Moulton.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 28, 1768, authorizing Samuel Emerson and 
Benjamin Hills, yeoman, both of Chester, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 8, 1768; amount, £228. 18. 6; signed by 
Samuel Emerson and Benjamin Hills.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £126. 18. 6, personal 
estate; expenditures, £16. 11. o; allowed Sept. 27, 1769.] 

[Warrant, April 29, 1772, authorizing John Webster, John 
Underhill, gentleman, John Roby, Nathan Webster, yeoman, all 
of Chester, and Jonathan Swain of Raymond, yeoman, to 
divide the real estate.] 

Province of ) We the Subscribers being appointed a Com- 
New Hamps'' > mittee by the Hono'^ John wentworth Esq"" 
Rockingham ss J Judge of the Probats of wills and for Said 
County To Divide the Real Estate of nathan Long late of Ches- 
ter in said County Yeoman Desesed in manner following viz : to 
Naomi Long Relict of Said Decesed one full third part thereof 
During her natural life and the Remaining two thirds to be 
Divided among the Children of Said Decesed to them their heirs 
and assigns forever alowing the Eldest Son a Duble Share and to 
the other three Children a Single Share and accordingly we have 
Don it in the following manner : namley to the Said Naomi Long 
widow of the said Decesed we have Set off fourteen acres of Land 
more or less where the said Long Lived at the time of his Decease 
and is bounded as follows Southerly on a high way Easterly on 
Land of Janes willson northerly Partly on a madow of Benj^* 
Hills and Partly on the chanel of the north brook so called and 
westerly on land of said Benj=* Hills also the one third Part of the 
Dwelling house on said primeses namely the Easterly End Rom 
from the top to the botom of the Seller : also the one third Part of 
the barn at the northerly End: alowing the heirs to Pass and 
Repass from the house and barn which is hereafter mentoned 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 63 

We have set off to Benj" Long Eldest Son of the said Deces'^ 
for his Dubel share in the said two thirds Severiel Pieces of Land 
Situate in the township of Chester aforesaid : and are bounded as 
follows one Piece Contains about Six acres more or less Begining 
at the north westerly Corner of a twenty acre horn lott Called n° 
III: and Runing Southesterly upon the Road that Leeds to 
Sandown meeting house twelve Rods and one half Rod to a stake 
and stons and from thence on a straight Line to a Small Beach 
tree and a Pile of Stons bounding southerly on land of the widow 
Akins and westerly on land of James willson to the bounds first 
mentoned also two acres of madow ground it being the one half 
of a four acre lott Laid out to the orinal Right of Cap* Joseph 
Tilton n° teen as may apper by said Chester Proprietors Records : 
also the one Quarter Part of an Eighty acre lott n° 1 14 Laying in 
the Parish of Candia in Said township of Chester it being all that 
Piece of Land that the said Deces'^ Purchesed of moses Hills be 
the same more or less also the one Quarter Part of a hundred acre 
lott Situate in the Parish of Raymond in said town ship n" 132 : it 
being all that tract of Land the said Deces*^ Purchased of Benj"* 
Hills be the same more or less also two fifths of the westerly end 
of the Dwelling house and two fifths of the two third of the barn 
at the Southerly End and a Privelidge to Pass and Repass to the 
Same — 

we have Set off to Joseph Long one of Said heirs for his Part 
or share in said two thirds, two Pieces of Land situate in said 
Chester: firstly we have set off four acres more or less and is 
bounded as follows: northerly it binds on a high way leeding 
from Chester to Sandown meeting house: and westerly it binds 
on land set off to his brother Benj** Long and southerly on land of 
the widow Akins Easterly Partly on land of william Crafords and 
Partly on land of nathan webster: it being Part of the hom lott 
called n° III also four acres more be the same more or less it 
being the mendment lott so called bounded westerly on a high way 
southerly on Ensin Enoch Colbys Land, Easterly on Kingstown 
Line northerly on Land of Daniel Richerson: also the one fifth 



164 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Part of the Dwelling house of the westerly end and one fifth of 
the two thirds of the barn at the south end and a Privelidge to 
Pass and Repass to the same — 

we have set off to Sarah Long one of Said Heirs for her share in 
the two thirds a Certain Piece of land it being Part of the horn 
plase of the said Deces'^ and Contains Seven acres more or less 
and is bounded northerly on a high way Eleven Rods to a stake 
and stons and from thence on a straight line to a stake and stons 
in the fence of Benj'' Hills madow: from thence Runing Easterly 
binding on said madow to Land of James willson from thence 
Runing northerly binding on Said willsons land to the high way 
before mentoned, also the one fifth Part of the two thirds of the 
Dwelling house at the westerly End and the one fifth Part of the 
two thirds of the barn at the southerly End and a Privelidge to 
Pass and Repass from the Same — 

we have Set off to nathan Long one of the Said heirs for his 
Share in the Said two thirds Seven acres of Land be the same 
more or less it being the northerly Part of the Said hom place 
bounded northerly on a high way Eleven Rods in width westerly 
on land of Benj^ Hills Southerly on the Chanel of the north 
brook Called and Partly on said Benj'' Hills madow and Easterly 
on the seven acres Sett off to the said Sarah Long also the one 
fifth Part of the two thirds of the Dwelling house at the westerly 
End and one fifth Part of the two thirds of the barn at the 
southerly end and a Privelidge to Pass and Repass to the same 
this we make our Retorne as witness our hands this 22*^ Day of 
may 1772 — 

Jon"* Swain 1 

John Robie > Committee 

Nathan Webster J 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 65 

HENRY APPLETON 1768 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration of the estate of Henry Appleton granted to 
Sarah Appleton Sept. 28, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 265.] 

[Bond of Sarah Appleton, widow, with Samuel Haven, clerk, 
and Peter Pearse merchant, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the 
sum of £500, Sept. 14, 1768, for the administration of the estate 
of Henry Appleton of Portsmouth, merchant; witnesses, Na- 
thaniel Treadwell, John Adams.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 14, 1768, authorizing Samuel Penhallow and 
Nathaniel Treadwell, shopkeeper, both of Portsmouth, to ap- 
praise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 15, 1768; amount, £261. 12. 6^; signed by 
Samuel Penhallow and Nathaniel Treadwell.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Nov. 29, 1769; amount, 
£689. II. 5^; signed by Samuel Penhallow and Peter Pearse.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £188. 9. 9X; ex- 
penditures, £41. 12. 9; allowed Jan. 10, 1770.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £689. 11. 5^; 
amount distributed, £146. 17. o; allowed Feb. 26, 1770.] 



JEREMIAH GRIDLEY 1768 BOSTON, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Jeremiah Gridley granted to 
Richard Gridley Sept. 28, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 265.] 

[Bond of Richard Gridley of Boston, Mass., with Daniel 
Peirce and Ammi Ruhamah Cutter, physician, both of Ports- 
mouth, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Sept. 19, 1768, for the 
administration of the estate of Jeremiah Gridley of Boston, 
Mass. ; witness, Samuel Hale.] 



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ROBERT McKEAN 1768 AMHERST 

[Administration on the estate of Robert McKean granted to 
Hugh Ramsey Sept. 28, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 265.] 

[Bond of Hugh Ramsey of Merrimack, husbandman, with 
James Ramsey of Londonderry, yeoman, and WilHam Mitchell 
of Monadnock Number 2, cordwainer, as sureties, in the sum of 
£200, Sept. 7, 1768, for the administration of the estate of 
Robert McKean of Amherst, yeoman; witnesses, none.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 7, 1768, authorizing James Underwood of 
Litchfield and Benjamin Vickery of Merrimack, gentleman, 
to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested April 3, 1769, amount, £10. o. o; signed 
by James Underwood and Benjamin Vickery.] 



JAMES NORRIS 1768 EPPLNG 

In The Name of God Amen the twelveth Day of October Anno 
Domini 1768; I, James Norris of Eppin in the Province of New 
Hampshire Gentleman being week in Body * * * 

Imprimis I give & Bequeath to my Son Josiah Norris his 
Heirs and Assigns for ever the whole of that tract of Land Lying 
the North Side of Lampereal River in Eppin that I am now the 
owner of, being the same tract of Land where the said Josiah now 
Lives and the Said Josiah Norris is to Pay to my Daughter mary 
Present fifty Shillings Lawful money in twelve months after my 
Deceas, and the Said Josiah Norris is to Pay to my Daughter 
Eleadia Drake fifteen Pounds Lawful money within twelve 
months after my Deceas and the said Josiah Norris is to Pay to 
my Daughter anna Norris ten Pounds Lawful money within 
Eighteen months after my Deceas and I Likewise order the Said 
Josiah Norris to Pay to my Daughter Sarah Smart fifty shillings 
Like money in twelve months after my Deceas — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 67 

It™ I give and bequeath to my Son Jeremiah Norris all that 
tract of Land where he now Lives Containing thirty acres more 
or Less — being Laid out to the original Right of John Sinclear 

Itm I give and bequeath to my Son James Norris his Heirs and 
Assigns for ever one half Part of my home Stead where I now 
Lives Containing Sixty acres More or Less and to be Devided 
according to Quantity and Quality together with one half Part 
of my Buildings Standing thereon and also one half Part of that 
tract of Land Lying between Samuel Norris Land and William 
Graves Land Containing forty acres more or Less being one half 
of that tract of Land I Bought of Coll: Peter Oilman and also 
one fourth Part of all my Imployments of Husbandtery and also 
one Sixth Part of my Right in a Sawmill known by the Name of 
Norrises mill in Eppin and the Said James Norris is to Pay to my 
Daughter anna Seventeen Pounds ten Shillings Lawful money in 
twelve months after my Deceas — • 

It™ I give and bequeah to my two Sons Daniel Norris and 
Simeon Norris and to their Heirs and Assigns for ever all that 
Lot of Land Lying in Ramond being the Same Lot that the said 
Daniel Norris now Lives on and also all the Land I now am the 
owner of Lying in Nottingham and also all my Right in a Saw 
mill in Said Nottingham both Lands and mill to be Devided 
equeally between them according to Quantity and Quality and 
also one third Part of my Saw mill in Eppin and the Said Daniel 
Norris and Simeon Norris is to Pay to my Daughter anna Norris 
fifty Shillings Like money in twelve months after my Deceas and 
Likewise to Pay to my Daughter Sarah Smart twenty five shill- 
ings Like money in twelve months after my Deceas and also to 
Pay to my Daughter Elizabeth Norris twenty five Shilling Law- 
ful money in twelve months after my Deceas — 

It™ I give and bequeath to my Son Eliphelit Norris his heirs & 
Assigns for ever one half Part of my home Place where I now 
Lives, Containing Sixty acres more or Less together with one 
half of my Building Standing on the same and also one half of 
that forty acres of Land be the same more or Less Lying between 



1 68 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Samuel Norris Land and William graves Land both Lands and 
Buildings to be Devided according to Quantity and Quality 
and Likewise one Sixth Part of my Saw mill Standing in Eppin — 

It™ I give unto my Daughter mary Prescut fifty Shillings Law- 
ful money and to be Paid by my son Josiah Norris in twelve 
after my Deceas as is before described 

If^ I give unto my Daughter Eleadia Drake fifteen Pounds 
Lawful money to be Paid by my Son Josiah Norris in twelve 
months after my Deceas as is before described 

It" I give unto my Daughter anna Norris thirty Pounds Law- 
ful money and to be Paid as is before described — 

If" I give unto my Daughter Sarah Smart three Pounds fifteen 
Shillings Lawful money and to be Paid as is before Described — 

It™ I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Norris twenty five 
shillings Lawful money and to be Paid as is before Described — 

And as to my house hold goods I give and bequeath to my five 
Daughters to be Devided equeally between them And as to my 
Personal Estate which remains undesposed of I order my 
Executor to Pay my Debts and my funeral Charges and if any 
Remains afterwards to be equeally Devided between my Six 
Sons 

Lastly I do Constetute and apoint my Son Josiah Norris to 
be my Executor * * * James Norris 

[Witnesses] Jonathan Rundlet, David Lawrence, Abraham 
Perkins. 

[Proved Dec. 28; 1768.] 

[Inventory, attested March 22, 1769; amount, £1413. i. 10; 
signed by David Lawrence and Jonathan Rundlett.] 

Province of 1 Persuant to a warrant to us Directed from the 
New Hamp"" J Honerable John Wentworth Esq"^ Judge of the 
Probate of wills &c — 

We the Subscribers being appointed a Committee to Set ofT 
to Alice Norris widow of James Norris Late of Epping in the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 69 

Province aforesaid Gentleman Deces*^ Testate all the right of 
Dower and Power of thirds that happens unto her of the Real 
Estate of the Said James and of which he Died Seized which we 
have Done in the following manner viz : — 

we have Set off to the Said widow about fourteen acres of 
Land in the Homsteed as follows begining on the North Side of 
the High-way by James Rundlets Land Thence Runing Easterly 
on Said way thirty Seven and half rod Thence North five Rods, 
to one rod west of the old Dwelling House, Thence North twenty 
three Degrees East twenty two Rods Thence East four rods to 
Jonathan Rundlets Land Thence North thirteen Degrees west 
fifty rods to Lampereal River, thence westerly by Said River ten 
Rods to James Rundlets Land Thence South twenty one Degrees 
west by Said Rundlets Land to the Said High way, with the New 
Dwelling house Standing thereon also one third Part of the barn 
on the Homesteed being Ninteen feet of the Northerly End 
thereof with Liberty to Pass and repass to Said barn from the 
High-way with Liberty of Passing to and from the well at Said 
Homsteed — 

also we Have Set off to Said widow about Sixteen acres of 
Land in Said Epping on the westerly Side of william Graves Land 
on the South Side of a high-way Thence Runing westerly on 
Said way Sixteen rods & half rod Then Carrying the wedth of 
Sixteen rods & half to the Southerly End of Said Lott also Set 
off to Said widow twelve acres of Land in Said Epping of that 
Land that was Given by Said Deces^ to his Son Jeremiah Norris 
begining on the Northerly Side of a high way by James Norris 
Land Thence Runing Easterly by Said Highway Twelve rods 
and half rod Then Carying that wedth of twelve rods and half 
rod to the Northerly End of Said Lott to Land of the heirs of 
Samuel Norris Deces'^ — 

also Set of to the Said widow about thirty five acres of Land 
in the Parish of Raymond in a hundred acre Lott that was Given 
by Said Deces'^ to his Sons Daniel and Simeon it being Twenty 
five rods in wedth in the Southwesterly Side of Said Lott Carry- 



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ing Said wedth the whole Length of Said Lott also Set off to said 
widow one Ninth Part of the Priviledge of a Sawmill and Dam 
in Said Epping known by the Name of Ptuckaway — and one 
twelfe Part of the Priviledge of a mill and Dam in Notingham 
known by the Name of Norris's mill also one third Part of the 
Pew in the Meeting house that belonged to the Said Deces'* in 
Said Epping at the west End thereof may 28'^'' 1770 — 

Joseph Sias 

Jon^ Gilman 

John Dudley r Committee 

Simon Dearborn 

Elip* Giddinges 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £198. 8. y^i, personal 
estate; expenditures the same; allowed June 27, 1770.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £69. 11. 10; expenditures, 
£170. 12. sH', allowed March 28, 1771.] 

[Additional account of expenditures of £118. 14. 4.^; allowed 
June II, 1771.] 

[Additional account of expenditures of £139. 13. SH', allowed 
Aug. 28, 1771.] 

[Additional account of expenditures of £280. 10. o}i; allowed 
May 27, 1772.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £64. 19. 2; expenditures, 
£209. 18. o; mentions amounts paid to legatees, Thomas and 
Lydia Drake, Robert and Sarah Smart, Ephraim and Anna 
Drake; allowed May 18, 1785.] 

[Bond of James Norris of Epping, with Josiah Chandler of 
Epping, gentleman, and Ephraim Robinson of Exeter, trader, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 28, 1770, for the guardian- 
ship of Eliphalet Norris, aged less than 14 years, son of James 
Norris; witnesses, John Pickering, John Wentworth.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I7I 

[Bond of Capt. James Norris of Epping, with Theodore Carle- 
ton of Exeter and Daniel Gordon of Epping, gentlemen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Aug. 3, 1773, for the guardianship 
of Eliphalet Norris, minor, aged more than 14 years; witnesses, 
John Dearborn, Joseph Towle.] 



JOHN DEAN 1768 EXETER 

[Bond of Abigail Dean, widow, with James Thurston, black- 
smith, and Benjamin Boardman, saddler, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Oct. 26, 1768, for the administration of the estate 
of John Dean of Exeter; witnesses, Theophilus Smith, Benja- 
min Woodbridge Dean.] 

[Inventory, March 20, 1769; amount, £788. 15. 2; signed by 
Josiah Gilman and Nicholas Oilman.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 19, 1772, authorizing Josiah Gilman, Nicholas 
Gilman, both of Exeter, Jeremiah Lane of Hampton Falls, yeo- 
man, Thomas Odiorne, merchant, Peter Coffin, shopkeeper, 
and Trueworthy Gilman, gentleman, all of Exeter, to divide 
the real estate.] 

Rockingham ss Pursuant to an Order from the Hon^'^ John 
Wentworth Esq"" Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for Said 
County, to us the Subscribers Authorizing us to Divide the 
Real Estate of John Dean Late of Exeter in the County afore- 
said Hatter Deceased Intestate to and among the widow & 
children of said Intestate; accordingly We have done as follow — 

First We have Set off to Abigail Dean the widow of Said 
Intestate for her third part of said Estate a Part of the home 
place where the Said Intestate lived Containing two Acres and 
about six Rods Bounded as follows viz Begining at a knotch 
Cut in the bord fence by the new lane (So Calld) which Runs 
by the Easterly side of said home place which knotch is fifteen 



172 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

rods Northerly from the Southeasterly Corner of said home 
place by the main Road, And from said knotch Westerly by a 
share or house Lott set to Abigail hereafter Named such a 
Course as would strike the Westerly Side fence Sixteen Rods 
from the main Road aforesaid to Extend on Said Course Seven 
Rods and a half to a stake which Stands behind the house about 
square with the middle of the Chimney, from thence southerly 
strait to the middle of Said chimney by Said Abigails about 
Eleven Rods and half to a stake behind the house about a Rod 
and a half from the house, which is the Northwesterly Corner 
bound of the house lott sett to John hereafter named, from 
thence westerly by the Northerly Edge of the well about three 
Rods and a half to a stake which stands four Rods Northerly 
from the said main Road and Eight Rods Easterly from the 
Westerly Side fence before mentioned which stake is the North- 
westerly Corner Bound of the house Lott set off for the share of 
Deborah Deceased hereafter mentioned from thence Northerly 
by a share or house Lott set to Thomas hereafter Named about 
Eight Rods to a stake which is the Northeasterly Corner Bound 
of the said Thomas's house Lott, from thence Westerly by the 
Northerly End of the said Thomas and also of a share or house 
Lott set to Clark hereafter named Eight Rods to the afore 
Named Westerly Side fence to a knotch cut in said fence which 
is twelve Rods from the afore said main Road, from thence as 
the fence goes Northerly & Easterly Round said home place to 
the new lane before Mentioned & Southerly by said New lane 
to the knotch in the fence first mentioned which piece of Land 
is mark'd in the Plan hereto Annexed with the Letter F — We 
have also Set to the said Widow for a part of her thirds of said 
Estate a piece or Parcel of Land Lying in Exeter aforesaid 
Call'd the Land at the great Neck Containing Seventeen Acres 
& one hundred and thirty Nine Rods viz the whole of said piece 
of Land which is mark'd in the aforesaid Plan with the Letter 
H. — We have also set to the said widow for part of her thirds 
of Said Estate the southerly part of the Wharf Lot So Call'd 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 73 

Lying in Newmarket in said County at the New field Landing 
(So Call'd) viz three Rods wide at the Easterly End by the 
water side upon the Said Wharf to a knotch Cut in the Cap Cill 
of said Wharf and to Extend Westerly up to the fence which is 
twelve Rods and a half carrying the wedth of three Rods as 
aforesaid with the liberty of a way to pass and Repass to and 
from said three Rod strip as there shall be Occasion at the 
Westerly End of said Wharf Lott which piece is mark'd in the 
aforesaid Plan with the Letter Q. 

Secondly We have Set off to the Said Widow Abigail Dean 
for the Part of Deborah one of the Chilldren of the said Intes- 
tate who Died since he Died The Westerly half of the Dwelling 
house of the said Intestate where he lived with the Land about 
the same together with the shops standing thereon at the 
Westerly End of said house Bounded as follows (viz.) Begining 
at the highway before the house Even with the middle of the 
Chimney and fore Door of said house, from thence Runing 
Westerly by said highway four Rods lacking three Links of a 
Gunters Chain to a Knotch in the fence ; from thence Northerly 
parrallel with the Westerly Side fence of said home place by the 
share or house Lott set to Thomas afore said four Rods to a 
stake; from thence Easterly parrellel with the aforesaid high- 
way by the Northerly Edge of the well Including said well to a 
stake behind the house Even with the Middle of the Chimney 
aforesaid as at the fore Side of said house and from thence 
Runing thro' the Middle of the house the middle of the Chim- 
ney and the middle of the foredoor to the highway to the place 
first mentioned which piece Including Said Westerly End of the 
house and shops is mark'd in said Plan with the Letter B. 
together with the Southerly half of the Cellar which is under 
the East End of said house and the Priviledge of the Cellar way 
which passeth out from said Westerly End Room into Said 
Cellar, together with an Equel priviledge of the Improvement 
of the Chamber and garret stairs with the Easterly half of the 
house which is set to John after Named. 



174 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Thirdly We have set off to Ward Clerk Dean Eldest son to 
said Intestate for his Double share of the two thirds of the said 
Estate one house Lott in the home place viz the Westerly house 
Lot next to the meeting house Containing about Forty Eight 
Rods, Bounded as follows viz Begining at the southwesterly 
Corner of Said home place and Runing Northerly with the 
westerly side fence twelve Rods to a knotch in said fence from 
thence Easterly about Parrellel with said highway four Rods to 
a stake, from thence southerly Carrying the wedth of four 
Rods to the said highway to a knotch in the fence and from 
thence Westerly by said way four Rods to the Corner first 
mentioned; mark'd in the Plan with the Letter D. Also one 
other piece of Land Lying in Exeter aforesaid below the River, 
Call'd the Land by Cap* Leavitts Containing Ten Acres (viz) 
the whole of said piece of Land Mark'd in the Plan with the 
Letter G. Also an Other piece of Land Lying in Exeter at the 
place Call'd the Oak Land Containing Nine acres and Sixty 
Rods Bounded as follows (viz) Begining at the middle of the 
brook where it Crosses the Cart path in the way which passes 
thro' said Land near Haleys fence which is fourteen Rods and a 
half Northeasterly from the Southerly Corner of the Land of 
Said Estate of the Intestate, which fourteen Rods and a half 
is the wedth of a share of Six Acres Set to Abigail after Named 
and from said brook Northeasterly by the said Haleys fence 
Twenty five Rods and a quarter to a stake by Said fence and 
from said fence to Extend Northwest carrying that same wedth 
(which is about Twenty four Rods and a half square a Cross) 
to the Northwest End of Said Land of the Intestate leaving the 
aforesaid Six Acres on the Southwest side of Equel wedth from 
End to end which piece of Land is mark'd in the Plan as afore- 
said with the Letter K. And also one quarter and one sixteenth 
part of a Right of Land in the Town ship of Gilman Town viz 
the one half of the Land which the said Intestate own'd in Said 
Gilman Town 

Fourthly We have set off to John Dean son of the said Intes- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 175 

tate for his share in s*^ Estate the Easterly half of the Dwelling 
house where he lived with the Land about the same which is 
Bounded as follows (viz) Begining at the highway before the 
house even with the middle of the Chimney and fore door of 
said house from thence Runing Easterly by said highway five 
Rods and one third of a Rod to the Southeasterly Corner of 
Said home place; from thence Northerly by the New Lane (so 
Call'd) four Rods to a knotch in the fence, from thence Westerly 
parrellel with the aforesaid highway to a stake behind the 
house even with the Middle of the Chimney aforesaid, as at the 
fore side of Said house; and from thence Runing through the 
Middle of the house the Middle of the Chimney & the Middle 
of the fore door to the highway to the place first mentioned: 
which piece of Land Including the said Easterly End of the 
house Contains about Twenty one Rods and is mark'd in the 
Plan with the Letter A. Said John to have the whole Easterly 
half of Said house from Top to bottom Excepting the southerly 
half of the Cellar Set to the widow in the share of Deborah De- 
ceased as aforesaid and the said John is to Enjoy an Equel privi- 
ledge of the Improvement of the Chamber and Garret stairs 
with the Other End of the house which is set to the share of the 
Said Deborah and the said John is to Enjoy the priviledge of 
the use and Improvement of the well belonging to the house as 
there shall be Occasion 

Fifthly We have Set off to Abigail Dean Daughter of the said 
Intestate for her share one house Lott in the home place 
fronting the New lane aforesaid Containing about Seventy five 
Rods Bounded as follows (viz) beginning at a knotch in the 
fence by the said New lane four Rods Northerly from the South- 
easterly Corner of Said homeplace from thence Westerly by the 
share of John aforesaid to a stake behind the house even with 
the Chimney of said house from thence Northerly by Land of 
the widows thirds aforesaid about Eleven Rods and a half to 
a stake seven Rods and a half Westerly from the said New lane 
fence; from thence Easterly the said seven Rods and a half by 



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the said widows thirds to a knotch in said fence ; and from thence 
southerly by said new lane Eleven Rods to the knotch in the 
fence first mentioned together with the Barn standing thereon 
which is mark'd in the Plan with the Letter E. Also a piece 
of Land Lying in Exeter at the place Call'd the Oak Land Con- 
taining six Acres Lying on the southwesterly side of said Oak 
Land being fourteen Rods and a half wide at the southeasterly 
End by Haleys fence as said fence Runs which Extends to the 
middle of the brook in the Cart Path which is the boundary of 
a share set to Clerk aforesaid and to Extend Northwest Carry- 
ing the same wedth the whole length of Said Land which Six 
Acres is mark'd in the Plan with y^ Letter L. Also a wharf Lot 
Lying in New Market aforesaid (viz) one quarter of said wharf 
belonging to said Estate Bounded as follows viz begining at a 
knotch cut in the cap cill of said wharf three Rods from the 
Northeasterly Corner of said wharf from thence southerly on 
said wharf three Rods and to Extend Westerly on the North- 
erly side of a share set to Benjamin after named carrying said 
three Rods wedth thro' to the Drift way on the westerly End 
of said wharf Lot which is mark'd in the Plan with the letter N. 
Sixthly We have set off to Thomas Dean son of the said In- 
testate for his share, a house lott in the home place aforesaid 
Containing about Forty Eight Rods being the second house lott 
from the West fronting the main Road Bounded as follows viz 
beginning at a knotch in the fence by Said Road four Rods 
Easterly from the Southwesterly corner of said home place 
from thence Easterly by said Road four Rods to a knotch in the 
fence near the shop and to Extend Northerly Carrying the 
whole wedth of four Rods on the Easterly side of a house Lott 
set to Clerk aforesaid the whole length of said Clerk's which is 
about twelve Rods to stakes at Each Corner of the Northerly 
End and is mark'd in the Plan with the Letter C. Also a 
piece of Land Lying in Exeter at the place Call'd the Oak 
Land Containing Nine Acres and Sixty Rods viz the North- 
easterly side of said Oak Land from End to end bounded south 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 177 

westerly on a share set to Clerk aforesaid being about twenty 
six Rods wide to a stake by Haleys fence and carrying the same 
wedth through mark'd in the plan Afore Said with the Letter I. 
and Also One quarter and one Sixteenth part of a Right of Land 
in the Township of Oilman town viz the one half of the Land 
which the said Intestate own'd in said Gilman Town. 

Seventhly We have Set off to Nathaniel Dean Son of the said 
Intestate for his share a Piece or Parcel of Land situate for a 
house Lot Lying and being in New Market aforesaid near the 
Newfield Landing aforesaid Containing about one Acre & one 
hundred and forty five Rods Bounded as follows viz Northerly 
on the highway which leads Down from the main Road to the 
said Landing Sixteen Rods & Extending Southerly and Easterly 
taking the whole of the Land belonging to said Estate to the 
fence by the way into the Wharf Lot which is markd in the 
Plan with y^ Letter R & also the Northerly quarter of the Wharf 
and Wharf Lott being three Rods wide upon the Wharf to a 
knotch Cut in the Cap Cill of said Wharf and to Extend west- 
erly on the Northerly side of the share set to Abigail aforesaid 
taking the whole of what Remains Northerly of the said Abigails 
which is mark'd in the Plan with the Letter M. 

Eighthly We have set off to Benjamin Dean son of the said 
Intestate for his share the Northeasterly half of the Dwelling 
house belonging to said Estate in New Market aforesaid to- 
gether with the Northeasterly side of the Land belonging to 
said house adjoyning thereto from End to End of said Land 
Begining at the Easterly Corner at the highway by the house & 
Runing by said highway before the house Even with the middle 
of the Chimney and fore door from thence through the middle 
of the fore door the middle of the Chimney & Extending thro' 
the middle of the house to the back side and from thence on a 
Strait Course to a Pine tree standing at the Northwesterly End 
in the middle a Cross Said End being Seven Rods and a quarter 
wide at said End together with half the Cellar viz the South 
Easterly half with the Priviledge of the Cellar way out of the 



178 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

said Northeasterly End fore Room and also an Equel priviledge 
of the improvement of the Chamber way and stairs with the 
other half of the house together with the Barn standing on said 
Land ; Mark'd in the Plan with the Letter S. Also one Eighth 
part of the Wharf & Wharf Lott in said New Market at the New 
field Landing afores'^ Bounded as follows viz begining at a 
knotch cut in the Cap Cill of said Wharf six Rods Southerly 
from the Northeasterly Corner of said Wharf, and from said 
knotch southerly one Rod and a half to another knotch Cut in 
said Cap Cill and to Extend Westerly Carrying the wedth of 
said Rod & half on the southerly side of the share set to Abigail 
aforesaid up to the Said Drift way at the upper End of said 
Wharf Lott mark'd in the Plan with the Letter O. 

Ninthly We have set off to Eliphelet Dean Son of the said 
Intestate for his share the southwesterly half of the Dwelling 
house in New Market aforesaid together with the Southwesterly 
side of the Land belonging to said house Adjoining thereto 
from End to End of Said Land begining by the highway before 
the house even with the Middle of the chimney and fore door 
from thence thro' the middle of the fore door the Middle of the 
Chimney & Extending thro' the middle of the house to the back 
side and from thence on a strait line to the aforesaid Pine tree 
all on the southwesterly side of Said Line being seven Rods and 
a quarter wide at said Northwesterly end from said pine the 
whole of Said Southwesterly half of Said house Excepting the 
South Easterly half of the Cellar aforesaid set to the aforesaid 
Benjamin and the said Eliphelet is to Enjoy an Equel priviledge 
of the Improvment of the Chamber way and stairs with the 
other half of the house which piece of Land Is mark'd in aforesaid 
Plan with the Letter T. And also one Eighth part of the Wharf 
and Wharf Lott In said New Market at the Newfield Landing 
aforesaid Bounded as follows viz begining at a knotch cut in the 
Cap cm of said wharf Seven Rods and a half southerly from 
the Northeasterly Corner of said wharf & from said knotch 
southerly one Rod and a half to another knotch cut in said 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 79 

Cap Cill and to Extend Westerly Carrying the wedth of the 
said Rod & half between the three Rod strip set to the widow 
for part of thirds aforesaid & the Rod and half strip set to the 
aforesaid Benjamin up to the Said Drift way which this with 
every other share is to Enjoy the priviledge of mark'd in the 
Plan with the Letter P. 

Thus have We Divided the Real Estate of John Dean Late of 
Exeter aforesaid Hatter Deceased Intestate to and among the 
widow & children of the said Intestate Setting off one third part 
thereof first to said Widow: & the other two thirds we have 
Equelly Divided into Nine parts & have set off two of those 
Ninth parts to the Eldest son of said Intestate & one Ninth to 
Each of the other children and such as Legally Represent them 
— And this we make as a Return of our Doings herein — 
Dated at Exeter November 24**^ 1772 

Josiah Gilman ^ 

Jeremiah Lane > Committee 

Trueworthy Gilman J 

The following are Plans of the Real Estate of John Dean 
Late of Exeter Deceased Intestate with the Division thereof, 
and the Return of Said Division — • Said Plans are laid Down by 
a scale of Ten Rods to an Inch; the Compass laid Down by 
Each Plan with the flour Deluce to the North &c &c &c 

A Plan of the Home place Containing three Acres & 55 Rods 
which Contains five house Lotts mark'd with the Letters A. B. 
C. D. E. the Boundaries of Each together with the quantity 
containd therein Distinctly Described in the following Return 
with which they are Connected, which has Refference hereto 
as also in all the following Plans: The piece here mark'd with 
the Letter F is part of the home place set off to the widow for 
part of her thirds &c. which is more full'd Described in the afore- 
said Return — 

The House Barn shops and well are here mark'd in their 
Respective places &c. 



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A Plan of the Land at New Market whereon the house & 
Barn stands Containing two Acres & 135 Rods, in two house 
Lotts half the house to Each — Mark'd with the Letters S. T. 
Also a Plan of the Wharf Lott together with a house Lott 
Containing about three Acres, said Wharf Lott Cut into five 
shares markd with M N O P Q. &c — 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 85 

[Bond of John Dean, hatter, with Ward Clark Dean, hatter, 
and Thomas Dean, baker, as sureties, all of Exeter, in the sum 
of £500, Nov. 25, 1778, for the administration de bonis non of 
the estate of his father, John Dean of Exeter, hatter; witnesses, 
Nathaniel Parker, William Parker.] 

[Account of Abigail Dean, administratrix; receipts, £467. 
I- 3>^» personal estate; expenditures, £97. 4. 11; filed by Ward 
Clark Dean, executor of the will of Abigail Dean, and allowed 
Dec. 17, 1783; mentions "Maintenance of the two youngest 
sons while under 7 years of age 195 weeks in the whole."] 



NATHAN PEASLEE 1768 NEWTON 

[Bond of Oliver Peaslee of Pownalborough, Me., yeoman, with 
Francis Chase and Andrew Whittier, both of Newton, yeoman, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 5, 1768, for the administra- 
tion of the estate of Nathan Peaslee of Newton, yeoman; wit- 
nesses, Elizabeth Parker, William Parker, Jr.] 

[Inventory, attested Dec. 9, 1768; amount, £509. 18. 6; signed 
by Francis Chase and John Wadleigh.] 

[Guardianship of Daniel Peaslee, Ezekiel Peaslee, and Jona- 
than Peaslee, minors, aged more than 14 years, and Ruth 
Peaslee and Sarah Peaslee, aged less than 14 years, children of 
Nathan Peaslee, granted to Francis Chase March 6, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 367.] 

[Bond of Francis Chase, with Timothy Whittier and Reuben 
Peaslee as sureties, all of Newton, in the sum of £1000, March 6, 
1769, for the guardianship of Daniel Peaslee, Ezekiel Peaslee, 
Jonathan Peaslee, Ruth Peaslee, and Sarah Peaslee; witnesses, 
W. Badger, William Parker, Jr.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £203. 17. 6, personal 



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estate; expenditures, £142. 9. 8; mentions "Journey to Ports- 
mouth to get Guardian appointed for five Children"; allowed 
Nov. 20, 1769.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 20, 1769, authorizing Jonathan Carleton of 
Plaistow, gentleman, John Knight of Atkinson, James Peaslee of 
Newton, yeomen, Richard Hubbard, gentleman, and John Wad- 
leigh, yeoman, both of Kingston, to divide the real estate among 
the ten children. They report Dec. 2, 1769, that the estate can- 
not be divided without injury; signed by Jonathan Carleton, 
John Knight, and John Wadleigh.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 30, 1769, authorizing the same men to appraise 
the real estate for settlement on one of the children.] 

[Appraisal, Dec. 2, 1769; lands In Newton, Chester, and Hamp- 
ton Falls, £262. o. o, the lands in Chester and Hampton Falls 
having come "by the wife of the said Deceased by the Best in- 
formation we have " ; signed by Jonathan Carleton, John Knight, 
and John Wadleigh.] 

[Order of court, Dec. 6, 1769, settling the real estate on Reuben 
Peaslee, the third son, it not being capable of division among the 
ten children, "But as it is suggested that a Right of land in the 
Township of Chichester has been settled upon the two Eldest 
Children of the said deceased which is not considered in this 
Settlement I further order and decree that the said Reuben be 
exempted from paying them and that they shall not be intitled to 
demand and receive the aforesaid proportion till they give up 
said deed and throw the land thereby conveyed into Hotch pot 
or in Case they incline to hold the same that it be appraised and 
they intituled to receive only so much as to make their Shares 
equal (in the proportion settled by Law) to the other shares."] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 56.] 

[Bond of Reuben Peaslee, third son, with Moses Peaslee and 
Timothy Whittier as sureties, all of Newton, yeomen, in the sum 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I87 

of £500, Dec. 6, 1769, to pay his brothers and sisters their re- 
spective shares; witnesses, Francis Chase, Jr., Abner Chase.] 



JOHN PHILLIPS 1768 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Abigail Phillips, widow, with Richard Shortridge, 
cabinet-maker, and Jacob Sheafe, merchant, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Nov. 6, 1768, for the administration of the estate of 
John Phillips of Portsmouth, mariner; witnesses, John Parker, 
Samuel Hale.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 30, 1768; amount, £130. 14. 9; signed by 
Samuel Hale and John Marshall.] 



THOMAS HARVEY 1768 NEWTON 

[Bond of Francis Chase of Newton, yeoman, with Daniel 
Goodwin of Newton, yeoman, and William Bayley of Amesbury, 
Mass., shipwright, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 7, 1768, 
for the guardianship of Thomas Harvey of Newton, "a Person 
non Compos or lately fallen into Distraction & unable to take 
care of himself & having a familly"; witnesses, none.] 



JOHN FRENCH 1768 ATKINSON 

The last will & testament of John French of Atkinson in the 
Province of Newhampshire blacksmith, being sensible of the un- 
certainty of Humane life (& in perfect mind & memory) I do 
freely now dispose of my worldly Estate in y following manner, 

— (viz) — 



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Imprimis I give & bequeth to my beloved wife Rachal the 
improvment of my whole Estate both real & personal (except one 
pair of Two year old stears) for & during the term of seven years 
next after my decease, (to enable her to pay my Just debts, 
funeral Charges, & to bring up the Children) & the improvment 
of one third part of the premises during her natural life, and her 
I appoint the Sole Executrix of this my last will & Testament. 

Item I give and bequeth to my Eldest Son Joseph all my land 
lying in Atkinson afors"^ with the buildings thereon with all my 
farming tools, & Stock, to com into possestion of Two thirds of 
the same at the Expiration of Seven years after my decease, & to 
come into possesion of the other third there of at the death of 
my s'^ wife. 

Item I give and bequeth all my lands laying in y" Town of 
Hampstead to my three youngest sons (viz) Moses Thomas & 
Samuel to be equally divided between them. 

Item I give to my wife the improvment of each of my three last 
mentioned sons proportion of land alreddy bequeth*^ them Till 
they shall severally arrive to the age of Twenty one years if 
they shall live so long — 

Item I give & bequeth to my daughter Sarah the sum of 
Thirteen pounds six shillings & Eight pence Lawfull money to be 
paid to her by my son Joseph in Seven years after my decease — 

Item I give & bequeth to my daughter Hannah the Sum of 
thirteen pounds six shillings & Eight pence lawful money to be 
paid to her by my son Joseph in Eight years after my decease — 

Item I give and bequeeth to my daughter Rachal the Sum of 
thirteen pounds Six Shillings & Eight pence lawful money to be 
paid to her by my Son Joseph when she shall arrive to the age of 
Eighteen years old. 

Item I give and bequeth to my daughter Ruth the sum of 
thirteen pounds Six Shillings & Eight pence lawfull money to be 
paid her by my son Joseph when She shall arrive to the age of 
eighteen years old. 

Item & if Either of my two youngest daughters or both of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 89 

them shall die before her or their legacy or legacys become pay- 
able or due ; & leave no Issue of her or their body to heir the same, 
Then I give Such legacy or legacys to my three youngest sons 
(viz) Moses, Thomas, & Samuel (to be equally divided between 
them) to be paid by my Son Joseph at the time or times y' it 
would become payable, if Rachal & Ruth should live to Receive 
it 

Item I give & bequth to my Son Joseph my desk, & one pair 
of Two year old Stears & my best Sute of wearing apparil — 

Item I give & bequeth to my wife the improvement of all the 
Household furniture during her life — 

Item I give & bequeth all my s*^ Household furniture to my 
four daughters (after their mothers decease) to be equally di- 
vided between them — 

hereby revoking & disanulling all former will or wills in any 
manner made by me ; declaring this and this only to be my last 
will & testament in Testimony where of I have hereunto set my 
hand & seal this Twenty third day of November in the ninth year 
of his majestyes Reign, Anno Domini one Thousand Seven 
Hundred & Sixty Eight. 

John French 

[Witnesses] Samuel Little, James Noyes, N Peabody. 
[Proved May 26, 1769.] 

[Petition of Rachel French, widow. May 24, 1769, for the 
appointment of Humphrey Noyes, Samuel Little, and Dr. 
Nathaniel Peabody as appraisers.] 

[Inventory, attested Aug. 29, 1769; amount, £408. 11. 2; 
signed by Samuel Little, Humphrey Noyes, and Nathaniel 
Peabody.] 



ISAAC POWERS 1768 NASHUA 

[Bond of Stephen Ames of Hollis, gentleman, and Eleanor 
Powers of Dunstable, widow, with Ebenezer Melvin, yeoman, 



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and Benjamin Abbott, gentleman, both of Hollis, as sureties, in 
the sum of £300, Nov. 26, 1768, for the administration of the 
estate of Isaac Powers of Dunstable, yeoman; witnesses, Samuel 
Hobart, Ann Hobart, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 26, 1768, authorizing Jonathan Lovewell and 
Thomas Harwood, both of Dunstable, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. i, 1768; amount, £171. 19. 8; signed by 
Jonathan Lovewell and Thomas Harwood.] 



EPHRAIM ROBINSON 1768 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen I Ephraim Robinson of Exeter in 
the Province of New Hampshire Gentleman * * * 

Imprimis I Give Devise and Bequeath to my Beloved Wife 
Mary Robinson, one Half part of all my household Goods and 
Furniture (excepting what I herein afterwards Dispose of) and 
my Negro woman named Dinah to be at her own Disposal For- 
ever. I also give her the use and Improvement of one third 
Part of my Dwelling house & Barn Well & Cellar under the Said 
House & of all my homelott & orchard & Garden adjoyning 
thereto, and of my Riding Chair and horse belonging to it and of 
my Negro Man Named Prince, During the Time she Shall re- 
main my Widow I also Give her Thirty pounds lawful money, 
& Sufficient firewood ready Cutt at the Door, all which is to be 
found Provided & Paid her Yearly & Every Year During her 
Said widowhood by my three Sons Ephraim Caleb & Samuel in 
Equal Shares, The Said Thirty pounds to be paid her in Such 
Goods & Provisions as she shall want, I also Give her a Good Cow 
to be Procured for her & to be kept & Supported for her use 
throughout the Year Yearly by my Said Son Samuel Robinson 
During her Said Widowhood All which is to be in Lieu of her 
third of my Estate. 

2d Item I Give Devise and Bequeath to my Son Ephraim 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS I9I 

Robinson & to his Heirs and Assigns Forever All that Piece of 
Land at the Old Meeting house hill So Called in Exeter aforesaid 
which I bought of M^ John Giddinge, and the Dwelling house 
Standing thereon, and the one half of my wharfe in Exeter afore- 
said and the whole New Warehouse Standing thereon, also 
about fifteen acres of Pasture Land lying on the Easterly Side of 
the highway leading from Cap* John Oilman's Sawmill to Joseph 
Thing's house in Exeter afores"^ which land I bought of Thomas 
Webster — Also all that right or Proprietors Share of Land in the 
Township of New Salem So Called in Said Province which I 
bought of Abraham Clark — also the one half of all my Land & 
buildings thereon in Brintwood in said Province lying on both 
Sides of the highway leading from the Rev^ M"" Nathaniel Trask's 
Dwelling house to Brintwood Meetinghouse. Also all that Fif- 
teen Acres of Land in Said Brintwood which I bought of my 
hon'^ Father Jonathan Robinson Deceas'd by Deed Dated Janu- 
ary 15*^ 1753- And Also all that one hundred acre Lott of Land 
& house & Barn and The Sawmill Standing thereon in Raymond 
in Said Province where John Leavitt now Lives, and which I 
bought of Elisha Marston 

I Also Give to my Said Son Ephraim all that is due or Coming 
to me from the Estate of my brother Jonathan Robinson De- 
ceased, and from the Estate of my brother James Robinson 
Deceas'd by Vertue of any Legacy Device or Bequest of or in 
the Last Will & Testament of my Said Father Jonathan Robin- 
son Deceas'd — also the one half of all my Trading Stock of 
Goods in the Shop & Warehouses, also the one Quarter part of all 
my Stock of Cattle Sheep, horses & Swine Yokes & Chains, and 
also the one half of all the Debts that shall be due to me at the 
time of my Decease, and also one hand Gun & my Watch and 
one third part of my Wearing Apparel. I also give him my 
Largest bible, after my wifes Decease — And I do hereby order 
& require him my Said Son Ephraim to pay the one half of all 
my Just Debts & funeral Charges, and to pay to my Son Samuel 
Fifty pounds lawful money in Such pay as will Suit him in build- 



192 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ing his house when the Same shall be Wanted and also to pay all 
Such other Legacies & Bequests as I herein have & shall order 
and appoint him to pay — 

3d Item I Give Devise and Bequeath to my Son Caleb Robin- 
son his heirs & assigns Forever my Dwelling house & houselott 
whereon it Stands in Exeter aforesaid with the Barn & Ware- 
house thereon being all the Homeplace where I now Live Also 
that Peice of Land in Exeter aforesaid which I bought of Edward 
Ladd, and Lyes opposite to Benjamin Philbrick's Dwelling 
house, also the one half of that Five Acres of Land in Said Exeter 
which I bought of the widow Mehetabel Smith near the little 
river bridge, (the other half being Sold to Isaac Currier Deceas'd) 
— And also the one half of my Pasture at Stoney run So Called 
which I bought Partly of Hannah Purmort and partly of Josiah 
Bradley, Containing in the whole about Twenty Eight acres — 
Also the other half of all my Lands & buildings thereon in Said 
Brintwood, which lyes on both Sides of the highway leading 
from the afores*^ M' Trask's to Brintwood meetinghouse also the 
one half of my wharfe in Exeter aforesaid & the whole of the old 
warehouse Standing thereon and also my Original right or 
Proprietors Share in Said Township of New Salem — I also Give 
to my Said Son Caleb the other half of my Trading Stock of 
Goods in the Shop & warehouses, and the one Quarter part of all 
my Stock of Cattle Sheep Horses & Swine, Yokes & Chains, also 
the other half of all the Debts that shall be due to me at the time 
of my Decease, also one hand Gun & one third part of my Wear- 
ing Apparel. I also Give him the one half of my Pew in the old 
meeting house and also my riding Chair after my wifes Decease 
or Second Marriage — 

And I do hereby order & require my Said Son Caleb to pay the 
one half of all my Just Debts & funeral Charges, and to pay to my 
Son Samuel Fifty pounds Lawful money in Such pay as will Suit 
him in building his house when the Same Shall be wanted, and 
also to pay all Such other Legacies & Bequests as I herein have 
& shall order & appoint him to pay 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1 93 

4th Item I Give Devise and Bequeath to my Son Samuel 
Robinson his heirs & assigns Forever All that Land in Exeter 
aforesaid (that I own) Called Tayler's Place, lying on the South 
Easterly Side of the highway leading from my Dwelling house 
towards Kings falls bridge, with the Dwelling house & Barn 
Standing thereon, Also all that Land in Exeter aforesaid (Called 
Moodeys Place) which I bought of Tristram Oilman Joseph Gil- 
man & Josiah Gilman the third, Also all the Lands that I own or 
have right unto in the Township of Gilmantown in Said Prov- 
ince — Also all that right or share of lands that was Benjamin 
Smith's Deceas'd which I bought of his Son Nicholas Smith 
(being about Seven Acres and an half) in Exeter afores*^ I also 
Give to my Said Son Samuel one Feather bed & bedding, and my 
Case of Pistols, Sword, Laced Hatt, Housen & Baggs & my best 
Saddle, and the one Half of all my Stock of Cattle, Sheep, Horses 
& Swine, Yokes & Chains & all my Plows Harrows wheels & 
Sleads & my Iron barr, and also one third part of my wearing 
Apparel. I also Give him my Negro man named Prince & my 
clock after my wifes Decease or Second marriage. I also Give 
him the other half of my Pew in the old meetinghouse in Exeter 
after my Said Wifes Decease — I also Give & Devise to my Said 
Son Samuel his heirs & assigns The other half of my Pasture at 
Stoney run aforesaid — I also Give him my next best Bible, & 
also Fifty pounds to be paid by his brother Ephraim in manner 
as aforesaid and fifty pounds to be paid by his Brother Caleb in 
manner as aforesaid — he the Said Samuel to pay all Such Lega- 
cies & Bequests as I herein have & shall order & appoint him to 
pay — 

5th Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Lucey Robin- 
son one hundred & fifty Pounds Lawful money to be paid to her 
at the age of Eighteen Years (if She shall live to that age) by my 
Said three Sons Ephraim Caleb & Samuel in Equal Shares, in 
Such Goods & Necessaries as she Shall want. But in Case she 
Should Die before that age then my Will is that the Said Sum 
Shall be Equally Divided between all my other Children that 



194 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Survive her — I also Give her my Largest Looking Glass, and 
my Will is and I do hereby order that my Said three Sons 
Ephraim, Caleb & Samuel shall Supply my Said Daughter 
Lucey with all Necessary Provisions & Cloathing LTntill she 
arive to the age of Eighteen Years — Each one third part — and 
that they find her also Convenient Houseroom & firewood untill 
that time or till She Shall marry — 

6th Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Lydia Gilman 
Fifty Pounds lawful money to be paid in Such Goods or Specie as 
She shall want in two Years after my Decease by my Said Sons 
Ephraim & Caleb in Equal Shares, in full of her Portion with 
what she hath already had of me 

7th Item I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter Alary Hill 
Seventy five pounds lawful money to be paid her in Such Goods 
& Specie as she shall want in three Years after my Decease, by 
my Sons Ephraim & Caleb in Equal shares, In full of her Portion 
with what she hath already had of me — 

8th Item I Give and Bequeath to my Grand Daughters Lydia 
Giddinge & Deborah Giddinge and to my Grandson Zebulon 
Giddinge, Ten pounds lawful money Each to be paid them in 
Such Goods or Specie as they shall Severally want, Provided they 
shall respectively live to Mature Age viz the Said Zebulon to the 
age of Twenty one years and the Said Lydia & Deborah to the 
age of Eighteen years Each, but in Case any or Either of them 
should die under the Said Age respectively then his her or their 
Said Legacy to go to the Survivor or Survivors of them, to be 
paid by my Said Sons Ephraim & Caleb in Equal Shares — 

9th Item I Give and bequeath to my Grandson Isaac Currier 
Twenty pounds lawful money & to my Grandson Ephraim 
Currier Thirty pounds lawful money to be paid them respectively 
at the age of Twenty one years (if so long they shall live) in Such 
Goods or Specie as they shall respectively want, but if Either of 
them should die before that age then the Said Legacy shall go to 
the Survivor, to be paid by my three Sons Ephraim Caleb & 
Samuel in Equal Shares — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 195 

loth Item My will is I do hereby order that the other half of 
my household Goods «& furniture be Equally Divided between 
my three Daughters Lydia Gilman Mary Hill and Lucey Robin- 
son, only my wife to have the Preferrence in Choosing her half — 

nth Item Further my Will is and I do hereby order that my 
Said Son Samuel may Improve the Estate herein before Given to 
him, but not to have the Disposal of it or of any of it unless it be 
towards building his house, and in that Case to be under the 
Direction Advice & Allowance of his mother & his two brothers 
or the major part of them, untill he shall arive to the age of 
Twenty one Years or untill he shall marry & Settle on the Farm 

Lastly I do hereby Nominate and Appoint my Said Sons 
Ephraim Robinson & Caleb Robinson to be Executors of this 
my Last Will & Testament hereby revoking all Former or other 
Wills & Testaments by me made & ratifying this to be my last 
Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I do hereunto Set my 
hand & Seal this Twenty ninth day of November Anno Domini 
1768.— 

Eph™ Robinson 

[Witnesses] Joseph Tilton, Jn° Emery, Noah Emery, 

[Proved June 28, 1769.] 

[Bond of Ephraim Robinson and Caleb Robinson, traders, 
with Noah Emery as surety, all of Exeter, in the sum of £500, 
June 28, 1769, for the execution of the will; witnesses, John 
Pickering, Dudley Beckett.] 



JOHN HOYT 1768 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Hoyt granted to his 
widow, Sarah Hoyt, Nov. 30, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 308.] 

[Bond of Sarah Hoyt, widow, with William Furber and Joseph 
Dam, both of Newington, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of 



196 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

£500, Nov. 30, 1768, for the administration of the estate of John 
Hoyt of Portsmouth, yeoman; witness, Joseph Moulton.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 30, 1768, authorizing Benjamin Colbath of 
Portsmouth, yeoman, and John Nutter of Newington, cord- 
wainer, to appraise the estate.] 

{Inventory, Dec. 5, 1768; amount, £129. 13. 10; not signed.] 



BENJAMIN ODIORNE 1768 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Odiorne of Ports- 
mouth granted to his widow, Lily Odiorne, Nov. 30, 1768.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 309.] 

[Bond of Lily Odiorne, widow, and Gregory Purcell, both of 
Portsmouth, with James Cochran of Portsmouth, yeoman, and 
Andrew Craige of Chester as sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 
30, 1768, for the administration of the estate of Benjamin 
Odiorne, mariner; witnesses, Joseph Moulton, Samuel Hale.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 30, 1768, authorizing Samuel Penhallow and 
Alexander Morrison, baker, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 27, 1768; amount, £168. 5. 3; signed by 
Samuel Penhallow and Alexander Morrison; an addition of 
£5. I. 3 was made May 31, 1769.] 

[Guardianship of Benjamin Odiorne, John Odiorne, and Su- 
sanna Odiorne, aged less than 14 years, children of Benjamin 
Odiorne, granted to Theophilus Dam Feb. 6, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 370.] 

[Bond of Theophilus Dam, with George Dam, gentleman, and 
George Gains, joiner, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£1000, Feb. 6, 1769, for the guardianship of Benjamin Odiorne, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 197 

John Odiorne, and Susanna Odiorne; witnesses John Went- 
worth, Jr., Samuel Hale, Jr.] 

[Warrant, July 26, 1769, authorizing Samuel Hale, Samuel 
Penhallow, William Whipple, merchant, Alexander Morrison, 
gentleman, and George Meserve to set off the widow's dower.] 

Pursuant to the within Warrant we have sett off to the Widow 
Lilly Odiorne for her Thirds of her late Husbands Estate of 
which he died seized in fee being a House and Garden on the West 
Side of the Paved Street viz The South End of said House from 
the middle of the Chimney & the West half of the Cellar under 
the said Part with the Priviledge of using the fore Door, Entry & 
Stairs up to the Garret and down the Cellar in common with the 
other two Thirds and also a Passage of Nine feet and an half 
wide South & twelve feet wide west of said Part together with 
the Scullery are to be in common for the Use of her s*^ third Part 
& the other two Thirds. We have also Sett off to her exactly one 
half of the Garden in weadth (on the North Side) to begin twelve 
feet west of the main Part of said House and to extend westerly 
forty six feet & no further. 

Portsmouth Aug' 30" 1 769 gamuel Hale 

Sam' Penhallow 
Alexander M orison 
George Meserve 
W"^ Whipple 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £68. I. o; expendi- 
tures, £70. 4. II >^; allowed June 10, 1772.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £44. 11. 4; expenditures the 
same; allowed Aug. 17, 1772.] 



MOSES WINGATE 1768 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Elizabeth Wingate, widow, with Joseph Hixon and 
John Ley, mariners, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 



198 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

£500, Dec, 3, 1768, for the administration of the estate of Moses 
Wingate of Portsmouth, merchant; witnesses, Hugh Thornton, 
Joseph Moulton.] 

[Inventory, attested April 3, 1769; amount, £486. 6. o; signed 
by WilHam Whipple and John Parker.] 

[List of claims against the estate, March 20, 1770; amount, 
£1074. 12, 2]A\ signed by Samuel Penhallow and Joshua Brack- 
ett.] 

To the Honi^'^ John Wentworth Esq'' Judge of the Probate of 
Wills & for Granting Administrations in the Province of New 
Hamp"^ 

Humbly Shews William Torrey of Portsm" Esq'' That Moses 
Wingate Late of Said Portsmouth mariner Deceasd & himself 
were joint owners of a Certain Schooner which they had Em- 
ployd in several Voyages for their joint Interest and were about 
fiting out for another voyage when Said Wingate Died in order to 
which Your Petition' Purchased with his own money (not then 
owing Said Wingate any thing) a certain Quantity of fish & Oyl 
which cost him £46. 16. Lawful money and Stor'd the Same for 
the Purpose aforesaid but the said Wingate Dying Suddenly 
prevented any further proceedings towards said Voyage. Soon 
after his Decease the Widow of the Deceased took Admin" of his 
Estate and Inventoried the Said Fish and Oyl as his Estate and 
disposed thereof accordingly which she had no more right to do 
than to have Inventoried & Disposd of the Goods of a mere 
Stranger — Wherefore your Petitioner Prays that so much may 
be Struck out of the said Inventory & not considerd as the Estate 
of said Deceasd, and the administra'^ in the account of adminis- 
tration to have Credit for that Sum accordingly as being Inven- 
toried by mistake which will be doing Justice to her as well as to 
your Petitioner & he shall Ever Pray — 

Will™ Torrey 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £776. 17. 6>^; ex- 
penditures, £586. 16. 7>^; allowed March 28, 1771.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 199 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £1023. 11. jyi; 
amount distributed, £192. o. o; allowed March 28, 1771.] 

[Petition of Joseph Whipple in behalf of several creditors, 
April 24, 1 771, for an appeal against the settlement of the estate.] 



JOSHUA PERKINS 1768 DOVER 

[Bond of Joshua Perkins of Dover, yeoman, with Elijah 
Bunker of Dover, yeoman, and John Sullivan of Durham as 
sureties, in the sum of £200, Dec. 13, 1768, for the administration 
of the estate of Joshua Perkins of Dover, yeoman; witnesses, 
Richard Cutts Shannon, William Parker.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 13, 1768, authorizing William Hanson, gentle- 
man, and Joseph Hanson, yeoman, both of Dover, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 28, 1768; amount, £23. 14. 3; signed by 
Joseph Hanson and William Hanson, Jr.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Oct. 26, 1769; amount, 
£14. 19. 9^ ; signed by Joseph Hanson and William Hanson, Jr.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £23. 14. 3; expendi- 
tures, £16. 4. 5; mentions a widow; allowed Dec. 4, 1769.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £14. 19. 9^; amount 
distributed, £7. 9. 10; allowed Dec. 4, 1769.] 



MICAH HOYT 1768 NEWTON 

In the Name of God Amen the twenty fourth Day of Decem- 
ber 1768 I micah hoyt of Newtown in the province of newhamp- 
sheir in Newengland Gentleman being In A poore State of 
bodily helth * * * 



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Item & in y first place I Give to my well beloved son micah 
hoyt and his heirs in y^ province aboves"^ fifty five acers of Land 
on the westerly Eand of my Lot my home stade Liveing bounded 
Southerly on a high way westerly on Land belonging to y^ heirs 
of abraham merrill decsd northerly on Land of David Elliot 
Easterly on my own Land to y^ highway first mentioned and the 
South East bounds next y above s*^ highway is A stake & stons 
standing about twenty Rods to y East of my said sons micah 
hoyts now Dweling house & So as y^ high way goes westerly to y^ 
s^ Land belonging to y s^ merrills heirs & to Run from y*= South 
East Corner twenty Rods to y East of my sons house as above s^ 
northerly to y^ s'^ land of David Elliot as to make & Cumpleat 
y above s'^ fifty five acrs, with all y*= right I have to y buildings 
thereon standing he y s^ micah hoyt my above s"^ Sone fully 
Complying & fulling my order after named I also guive to my son 
micah hoyt above said one third parte in Quantity & Quallity of 
all the salt medow I now one in y town of Salsbury & one third 
parte of abute two acers in y^ pond medows Lying in amesbury 
and one third parte of a lote of land or medow I now one in y^ 
fioted land above trickling fals mill in newhampsheir which is 
the hole of my s^ son micah hoyts portion out of my Estate he 
pantelly fulling my orders after mentioned that is I order my 
Said son micah hoyt to pay to the heirs of my Late Dafter mary 
ferrin Late y wife of timothy ferrin of goofT's town in newhamp- 
sher decsd to pay to y s'^ heirs Equally to them that shall be 
alive in one year after my Decease my s'^ son shall pay three 
pounds twelve Shillings Each heir his Eaqual part thereof in Live 
Stock or Dolers at Six Shillings per Doller or Stock at that Rate 
in one year after my Dcase which is with what their mother my 
Dafter maray ferrin hade in her Life time is y^ whole of my said 
grand Children portion out of my Estate 

Item I give to my well beloved sons benjamin hoyt & samuel 
hoyt & to their heirs & assigns all of the Remander parte of my 
homestade Living in Quantity and Quallity benjamin haveing y^ 
northerly half & y buldings thereon standing & samuel y^ 



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southerly half & y« buldings thereon Standing bounded westerly 
on Land I gave to my Son micah hoyt & southerly on a highway 
& Easterly on a high way & northerly partly on a high way & 
partly on Land of Nathaniel Colby & I give to my Said Sons 
benjamin & samuel hoyt two thords of all solt medow I own in 
salsbury & two thirds of two acers in y" pond medow in amesbury 
Eaqually to be Divided betwene them they my two sons puntelly 
fulfiling my orders after mentioned I order my Son benjamin 
hoyt to pay in one year after my Dcase in Live stock at moneys 
price to my Dafter Dority Carter now y wife of benjamin Carter 
or her heirs three pounds at y^ Rate of Dollers at six shillings pr 
Doller & I further order my son benjamin hoyt to pay to my 
Daughter Susanna y" wife of Abram Dow of new salem in new- 
hampsher to be paid in one year after my Dcese in stock at 
moneys price five pounds Eaqual to Lawfull money in Dolers at 
six shillings per Doller & I order my son samuel hoyt to pay to my 
Dafter abagail feavouer y" wife of timothy favouer of newtown in 
one year after my Decase five pounds to be paid in money or 
Live Stock at moneys price I order my son samuel hoyt to pay to 
my Daughter Loues Carlton y^ wife of moses Carlton in one year 
after my Dcase in Live Stock at moneys price or money five 
pounds Lawfull money or Dollers at six shillings pr Doller or 
stock at that Rate and further more I give to my Daughter 
unice Carlton y«= wife of thomas Carlton of newtown in new- 
hampsheir I order & it is my will that my Executors after named 
Shall pay to my above Said Dafter or her heirs in one year after 
my Decess to pay to my s<^ Daughter unice Carlton ten shillings 
Lawfull money and where as my son thomas hoyt has Recived 
five pounds Lawfull money of me and has given his note of hand 
& Left it with me to pay my Daughter unice five pounds Lawfull 
money or Stock at moneys price which five pounds I paid for him 
to Ebenezer marting tords bying his place and further it is my 
will & I Do give to rr.y Daughters namely Dority Carter above 
s'^ Susanna Dow abagail feavouer Louis Carlton & unice & to 
their heirs all my in Dower houshould Good my wife & I shall Die 



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seized of with what I have given above is y whole of my above 
s"^ Daughters portion of my Estate and further my will is and I 
order my son micah hoyt to pay to my son thomas hoyt ten 
shillings LawfuU money or in stock At moneys price in one year 
after my Dcase with what I gave him in bying his place of martin 
is the whole of my said son thomas hoyts portion out of my 
Estate & my will is that my well beloved wife Susannah hoyt 
shall have y*= use & Improvement after my Dease if she should 
out Live me of y^ Easterly half of my now Dweling house and 
Chemly & Suller from top to bottom & I give to my said wife if 
she out lives me one Cow & four sheepe & to keep them will 
Summer & winter handy for her to be Cept will by my s^ Execu- 
tors after mentioned my Executors shall & I order my Executors 
to Deliver to my said wife yearly three bushels apeace of Rye & 
two of Indian Corn & my Son Samuel to find her two barels of 
Cyder & ten bushels of appels yearly & four bushels of purtaters 
yearly and I order my Exeturs after named to Deliver their 
mother my wife two Cords of good wood yearly well Cut & 
Corded up by her Door & my will is that my above s*^ son micah 
hoyt Do Deliver yearly to my above s'^ wife Eleven bushels of 
Indian Corn & one Cord of good wood well Cutt & Corded up at 
her Door & my son Samuel Shall Sow one peck of flax seed yearly 
in good Sutable ground for my wife all y" above that is to be paid 
to my wife is to be paid no longer than Shee Remains a widow in 
my name & my will is that my Son micah hoyt have one third 
parte of y Iron worke of my Saw mill I give & bequath unto my 
two Sons namely benjamin hoyt & samuel hoyt all my parsonal 
& Real Estate that I heant here to fore Disposed of befor above 
of Every Coind Stock of Crators & all out Door uetensils & I Do 
Constitute & ordain my two sons benjamin hoyt & samuel hoyt 
Executors * * * 

micah Hoyt 

[Witnesses] Isaac merrill, matthias merrill, Barzillai Colby. 
[Proved Feb. 22, 1769.] 



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[Inventory, signed by Isaac Merrill and Jonathan Ferrin; 
amount, £376. 4. 11 >^; attested May 25, 1769.] 

[Citation to the executors. May 16, 1787, to render an account 
of the estate of their father, and of his guardianship of Thomas 
Challis.l 



JOHN ERSKINE 1768 WINCHESTER 

[Inventory of the estate of John Erskine of Winchester; 
amount, £109. 14. 4; signed by Ebenezer Alexander and Philip 
Goss; attested Dec. 29, 1768.] 

[Account of Hilkiah Grout, administrator; receipts, £59. 
14. 4, personal estate; expenditures, £44. 16. 10; mentions widow 
and children; allowed Jan. 9, 1771.] 



THOMAS WELLS 1768 CHESTER 

In The name of God Amen I Thomas Wells of Chester in the 
Province of Newhampshire Gen* Being in a Weake and Low 
State of Helth in Body but yet of a Sound Disposing mind and 
memory: Thanks be given to God for the same: This Twenty 
Seventh Day of December Annoq Domini 1768 * * * 

Imprimes I Give and Bequeth to the Children of my Son 
Philip Wells Deceased the sum of five shillings Lawfull money 
Equally Between them to be Paid to them by my Executors 
Emediatly after my Deceas: and this with what I Have hereto- 
fore given to their father I account a Soficient portion for them 
out of my Estate — 

Item I Give and Bequeth To my Son Wintrup Wells the sum 
of five Shillings Lawfull money to be Paid to him by my Execu- 



204 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

tors Emediatly after my Deceass and this with what I Have 
Here to fore given to him I Judge a Soficient Portion for him out 
of my Estate — 

Item I Give and Bequeth to my son Thomas Wells one full 
Quarter part of my Right of Land in Newchester be it more or 
Less and this with what I Have Before given to him I account a 
soficient portion for him out of my Estate 

Item I Give and Bequeth to my son Henry Wells all the Land 
I own in Sandown where he now Lives. I also Give him the one 
full halfe of my Right of Land in Newchester be it more or 
Less — 

Item I give and Bequeth to Two Sones Ruben Wells and Sam'' 
Wells all my home sted place where on I Now Dwell Laying 
partely in Chester and part in Sandown with Twelve acres of 
Land that I Purchesed from Jacob Wells Containing about one 
Hundred acres in the whole. Togather with the Buildings that 
are on the same To be equelly Divided Between them after all 
my Debts Legacies and funurell Charges are first Paid out and 
Settled I also give to them my Two Sons all my stock of Cattel 
and other stock of Creturs with all my Husbendery Tooles and 
utencells of Husbandery of Every Kind not here in other ways 
given away and Disposed of. To be Equelly Divided Between 
them as afforesaid, They Taking Care and bringing up my 
young children on s'' place till they shall arive to the age of fore- 
teen years old — 

Item I Give to my Son Ebenezer Wells all the Land I own 
Laying in Goffstown Containing one Hundred acre Lot that I 
Purchesed from Daniel Hibbord: and a Seventy acre Lot that 
which I Purchesed from Moses Wells I also give him my said son 
one yoak of oxen one cow and four sheep I also give five Pounds 
Lawful money and my gun all to be Delivered and Paid to him 
by my Executors when he Shall arive to the age of Twenty years 
old. 

Item I Give to my son Peter Wells my Hundred acre Lot in 
the second part of the second Division of Lands in Chester so 



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called N° io6: Laid out to the Right of Ephriam Gile I also 
give him my said son half the Eighty acr Lot in the third Divi- 
sion Laying in the Parrish of Candia N° 113: Laid out to the 
Right of John Cull and Benjamen Ackerman : I also give him one 
yoak of oxen one cow four Sheep : and five Pounds Lawfull money 
to be Paid and Delivered to him by my Executors when he shall 
arive to the age of Twenty years old — 

Item I Give to my Daughter Sarah Carr my home Lot or first 
Division of Land in New Chester which I call one Quarter part 
of my Right I also give her one third part of all my house hold 
goods and furniture she to Receive them at the End of four years 
after my Deceass, and this with what I Have before given to her 
I account a soficient Portion for her out of my Estate — 

Item I Give to my Daughter Phebe Wells Two thirds of all 
my house hold goods and furniture I also give her one cow six 
sheep and four pounds Lawfull money all to be Paid and Deliv- 
ered to her by my Executors when she shall arive to the age of 
Eighteen years old or Day of marriage I also give her all her 
mothers wearing apparel or cloths which I have not before given 
away and Disposed of — to be Delivered as afforesaid by my 
Executors — 

And I Do constitute and appoynt my Two Sones Ruben Wells 
and Sam'' Wells to be my Executors to this my Last will and 
Testament They To Receive and Pay all Just Debts Due to and 
from my Estate and all the Legacses which I Have here in given 
and ordred to be Paid, and my funurall charges 

Renowncing all other and former wills Bequests and Executors 
by me named whatsoever, Ratifying and confirming this and no 
other to be my Last will and Testament In Witness to all above 
writen and here in Contained I Do here unto Set my hand and 
affix my seal this Twenty seventh Day of December Anno 
domini 1768 first above written 

his 
Thomas X Wells 
mark 



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[Witnesses] Thomas Wells Jns John Hasseltine, Sam" Emer- 
son. 

[Proved May 8, 1769.] 

[Inventory, May 12, 1769; amount, £618. 12. o; signed by 
Samuel Emerson and Thomas Wells.] 

[Guardianship of Phoebe Wells, aged less than 14 years, 
daughter of Thomas Wells, granted to Thomas Wells May 15, 
1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 5. p. 232.] 

[Bond of Thomas Wells of Chester, husbandman, with Samuel 
Emerson of Chester and William Rowell of Sandown, husband- 
man, as sureties, in the sum of £200, May 15, 1769, for the 
guardianship of Phoebe Wells, aged about 11 years; witnesses, 
Samuel Livermore, John Prentice.] 



NATHANIEL PEVERLY 1769 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Nathanael Peverly of Ports- 
mouth in the Province of New Hampsh'"'' Housewright being in 
health * * * 

Item I give & bequeath to my Son Thomas the sum of five 
pounds Lawful money or that which was the Late Lawful money 
of this Province to be paid by Execuf within three years after 
my Decease 

Item I give and bequeath to Each of my Daughters viz Eliza- 
beth Abigail & Mary the sum of five Shillings like money Each to 
be paid within One Year after my Decease 

Item I give Devise & bequeath to my Son Nathanael Peverly 
all the rest Residue & Remainder of my Estate Real & Personal 
of every kind and wheresoever the Same is or may be found to 
hold to him his Heirs Executors and Adminsf and Assigns — 
Lastly I constitute and Appoint my Said Son Nathanael Sole 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 207 

Execuf of this my Last Will and Testament and hereby Revoke 
all other wills and Testaments by me in any manner heretofore 
made — 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and seal the 
Second Day of January Anno Domini 1769 — 

his 
Nathanael X Peverly 
mark 
[Witnesses] George Sherburne, theodore Damm, William 
Parker. 

[Proved June 19, 1769.] 

[Bond of Nathaniel Peverly of Portsmouth, yeoman, with 
George Sherburne of Portsmouth, shipwright, as surety, in the 
sum of £500, June 19, 1769, for the execution of the will; wit- 
nesses, William Parker, John Wentworth, Jr.] 



MOSES TUCKER 1769 NEW IPSWICH 

In the Name of God, Amen the Second day of January A. D. 
1769, I Moses Tucker of New Ipswich in the Province of New 
Hampshire yeoman being Sick and week in Body * * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath to Johanna my Dearly beloved 
wife the New House South of the old House from the Top to the 
bottom During her natural life and then to Return to my Son 
Joseph Tucker; and also all the Household Goods and my wear- 
ing Cloth Except my best Suite also my small white face mare 
with the bridle and Side Saddle; and when She fails of her labour 
my Son Joseph Tucker Shall provide another horse and keep it fit 
for Service for his Mother Tucker to Ride when She Needs dur- 
ing her natural life ; also two Good Cows to be kept well winter 
and summer and their Increase to be for her use; also four good 
sheep to be kept well winter & sumer & their Lambs to be for her 
use; also ninty weight of good Beef and two hundred weight of 



208 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

good Pork; and Eight Bushels of Indian Corn and four of Rye 
and two of wheat all Good and a bushel & half of mault also 
Sixteen weight of flax from the swingle also four Barriels of 
Cyder also Necessary firewood to be brought up and Cut & 
brought in and also as many apples as she needs for her use ; also 
Sauce Convenient for the year through (and also y^ flax the 
provision Now provided for this year with keeping my Son 
Joseph s'^ year) all the before mentioned Necessaries of life to be 
brought in yearly by my Son Joseph Tucker (whome I make Heir 
to my now dwelling place) to his Honour*^ Mother during her 
natural life and also my Son Joseph Tucker Shall provide a 
Nurse when his mother is Sick and pay y^ Doctor She implyes 
and give her Decent Christian Burial after her Decease 

Item I do give to my Son Joseph Tucker all my whomesteed 
which I purchased of Cap* Benj^ Hoar (Exclusive of what I have 
given to my Son Reuben Tucker by a Deed), with all the Build- 
ings thereon and all Stock of Creaters Except the two Cows & 
four Sheep and the Mare all Ready Disposed of and also a pare 
of two year old Stears and a Cow which will be after wards 
Dispos'd of, with all my Husbandry Tools, and one Saddle 
whome I appoint to pay the Legaces of this my My Last Will and 
Testament, and to pay my Funeral Charges 

Item I do give to my Son Moses Tucker Twenty Pounds Law- 
ful Money and also my best Suite of Cloaths and also Common 
mourning after my Decease; the above Sum to be one half in two 
years after my Decease the other halfe in four year after my 
Decease To be paid by my Son Joseph 

Item I do give to my Son Reuben Tucker all my Carpenter 
and Coper Tolls and my New Saddle and a pare of two year old 
Steers and Common mourning after my Decease and also if my 
Gray mare brings a colt this year for him to have it at six months 
after it hath run with y^ mare 

Item I do give to my Daughter Phebe Webster a mourning 
suite of apparel (ie) Tamma for the Gound and other things 
answerable also four Pounds Lawful money one halfe to be paid 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 2O9 

in two years after my Decease y" other half in four after my 
Decease by my Son Joseph Tucker 

Item I do Give to my Daughter Sarah Rowel a mourning 
Gound of good Tamma and other things answerable after my 
Decease and four Pounds Lawful money halfe to be paid in two 
years after my Decease y*' other half in four years after my 
Decease paid by my Son Joseph Tucker 

Item I do give to my Daughter Betty Colebe a mourning 
Gound of good Tamma and other things answerable after my 
Decease and also a note about five Dollors which was Due to me 
and also four Pounds Lawful money one half to be paid in two 
years after my Decease y other half to be paid in four years after 
my Decease by my son Joseph Tucker 

Item I do give to my Daughter Hannah Sleeper a mourning 
gound of good Tamma and other mourning Sutable and also four 
Pounds Lawful money one half to be paid in two years after my 
Decease y^ other half to be paid in four years after my Decease 
by my Son Joseph Tucker 

Item I do give to my Daughter Mary Start what household 
Stuff I have lately bought at Boston with what is provided leav- 
ing it to the Judgment of my wife to get as much more as to 
make her as Comfortable to keep house as her sisters formerly 
settled to be paid by Joseph Tucker my son what is wanting to 
make her Equal with her sisters and also as much and as good 
mourning Cloths as her other Sisters and also a Cow that hath 
been Called her Cow, also four Pounds Lawful Money one half 
to be paid in two years after my Decease y other half to be paid 
in four years after my Decease to be paid by my Son Joseph 

Item I do give to my Grand Son Parker Stevens thirteen Shill- 
ings and four pence Lawful money to be paid by my Son Joseph 
within three years after my Decease 

Item I do give to my Grandaughter Mary Crage thirteen 
Shillings and four pence Lawful money to be paid in three years 
after my Decease by my son Joseph 

I Do likewise Constitute and appoint Ephraim Adams and 



2IO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Benjamin Adams both of The Town and Province before Said 
To be the Sole Executors * * * 

Moses Tucker 

[Witnesses] Reuben Kidder, Aaron Kidder, Nathan Cutter. 
[Proved March 8, 1769.] 

[Warrant, March 8, 1769, authorizing Charles Barrett and 
Nathaniel Stone, both of New Ipswich, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 31, 1769; amount, £524. 7. io>2; signed by 
Cliarles Barrett and Nathaniel Stone.] 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £174. 19. 4, personal 
estate; expenditures, £177. 17. 7; allowed Feb. 6, 1770.] 



HUMPHREY WILSON 1769 BRENTWOOD 

In the Name of God Amen I Humphrey Wilson of the Parish 
of Brentwood In the Township of Exeter, in the Province of 
New Hampshire In New England Yeoman * * * 

Imprimis My Will is, that all my just debts be paid by my sons 
John Wilson and Humphrey Wilson out of that part of my Es- 
tate which I shall give them in this my last will and Testament; 
and y* my sd sons John and Humphrey be at y" care and Expence 
of Burying me and my Wife 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Wilson the 
use and improvement of one third part of my now Dwelling 
House and Barns and Farm where I now live during her natural 
life also I give my said wife one third part of all my Indoor move- 
ables to be at her disposal forever, as also one third part of my 
Stock of Cattle Sheep Horses and Swine after the payment of 
my Just Debts; and also the use and Improvement of one Third 
part of all My husbandrie Tools and Giers during her natural 
Life 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 211 

Item I give devise and bequeath to my beloved Sons John 
Wilson and Humphrey Wilson their heirs and assigns forever, all 
my lands in Brentwood and Exeter to be Equally divided be- 
tween them; they allowing their mother the Improvement of one 
third during her natural Life as aforesaid, and paying the debts 
and Legacies as mentioned in this my will — 

The north side of my Sd lands and orchard with y<= Buildings 
thereon I Give to my Son John Wilson his heirs and assigns 
forever. — The South Side of my sd Lands with y^ Orchard and 
Buildings thereon I give to my Son Humphrey Wilson his heirs 
and assigns forever. — Or to be divided between them as they 
Shall harmoniously agree themselves. 

Item I Give devise and Bequeath to my beloved Son Daniel 
Wilson his heirs & assigns forever all my lands in the Parish of 
Epping ; also one Cow two Sheep ; and I order my Sons John and 
Humphrey Wilson to procure for Daniel an Augree, a Chisel, a 
Gouge, a handsaw as soon as they can after my Decease 

Item I give to my Son Nathanael Wilson his heirs &c Five 
shillings he having Received his ful portion of my Estate already; 
to be paid by my Executors in three years after my Decease 

Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Anna Jack 
Five Pounds Equal to Lawful money to be paid by my Sons 
John and Humphrey Wilson. I also order my Son Humphrey 
Wilson to give my sd Daughter Anna a Cow immediately after 
my Decease and also two Sheep 

Item I give unto my beloved Daughter Elisabeth Thing Five 
Pounds to be paid my Sons John and Humphrey Wilson — 

Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Mary 
Wilson Twenty Five Pounds Lawful money to be paid by my 
Sons John and Humphrey Wilson 

Item I Give to my beloved Daughter Deborah Sanborn Five 
Shillings lawful Money to be paid in one year after y" Decease of 
my Wife, to be paid by my Sons John and Humphrey wilson 
She having received her full portion of my Estate — 

And my will is y* y^ foresaid Sums I have given my Said 



212 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Daughters be paid in Such Species as shall best suite my said 
Daughters and my said sons can best procure the Legacy I have 
given my Daughter Anna Jack & Elisabeth Thing to be paid in 
one year After the Decease of my s*^ wife Mary Wilson and the 
Legacy I have given my Daughter Mary Wilson to be paid in 
three Years after my Decease or Sooner if she should Marry 
and want it — 

Item I Give to my Granson Jonathan Jack a Year old Colt to 
be delivered him by My son Humphrey Wilson when he arives at 
y^ full age of Sixteen year's — 

Item I give my Son Humphrey my best hat, and my Will is 
that all the rest of my Wearing Apparril be equally divided be- 
tween my four Sons John Daniel Nathanael and Humphrey 

Item I give to my Son Humphrey Wilson Immediately after 
my Decease all my Stock of Cattle Sheep Horses and Swine and 
all my moveable Estate in doors and out not before disposed off 
in this my last will and Testament, and also those husbandrie 
tools I have given the Improvement of to my wife Immediately 
after her Decease I also give to my s'^ son Humphrey 

Item Whereas I have given to my two Sons John Wilson and 
Humphrey Wilson their heirs and assigns forever my homstead, 
in this my last Will and as there is an unhappy Seperation, from 
the regular stated worship of God in this place; and one of my 
sons has already Joined in the same, and how it may be with the 
other I know not; I Do therefore order and my Will is, that my 
said sons (viz) John Wilson and Humphrey Wilson their heirs or 
assigns pay yearly for sd Lands y'' Just proportion for said 
Farms of Rateable tax to y*' settled minister of y'' Parish of Brent- 
wood, and pastor of y" sd Chh (which I am now a member of) 
for the time being forever, and if my said sons refuse under any 
pretence whatsoever I Then Give Devise and Bequeath the one 
Twentieth part of all the Lands I have given in this my Will to 
my two sons John Wilson and Humphrey Wilson, to the Church 
of Christ in Brentwood aforesd for y Support of a regular Gospel 
minister forever 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 213 

Finally I Do hereby Constitute and appoint my trusty and 
well beloved sons John Wilson and Humphrey Wilson Joint 
Executors of this my Last will and Testament ; hereby revoking 
all former wills, and declaring this to be my last will and Testa- 
ment — In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
Seal this fifth Day of January anno Domini 1769 

Humphrey Wilson 

[Witnesses] Tho* Peabody, Samuel Harper, Nath^' Trask. 
[Proved March 28, 1770.] 

[Warrant, March 28, 1770, authorizing Hawley Marshall, 
blacksmith, and Jedediah Robinson, yeoman, both of Brent- 
wood, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 10, 1770; amount, £1220. 14. o; signed by 
Hawley Marshall and Jedediah Robinson.] 



JOHN COLLINS, JR. 1769 WINDHAM 

[Rebecca Collins renounces administration on the estate of her 
husband, John Collins, Jr., of Windham in favor of John Arm- 
strong of Windham Jan. 16, 1769; witness, Samuel Livermore.] 

[Administration granted to John Armstrong Jan. 21, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 369.] 

[Bond of John Armstrong, with James Betton of Windham and 
Samuel Clark of Londonderry as sureties, in the sum of £100, 
Jan. 21, 1769, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Samuel Livermore, Peter Green.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 21, 1769, authorizing Samuel Campbell and 
Robert Hemphill, both of Windham, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 24, 1769; amount, £79. 2. 1 1 ; signed by Sam- 
uel Campbell and Robert Hemphill.] 



214 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £98. 16. o>^; expendi- 
tures, £88. o. 6; allowed Oct. 25, 1769.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £14. 19. 6>^; expenditures, 
£9. 19. 7><; allowed July 12, 1771.] 



JOHN LORD 1769 BERWICK, ME. 

[Administration on the estate of John Lord granted to Nahum 
Marshall Jan. 25, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 345.] 

[Bond of Nahum Marshall of Berwick, Me., merchant^ with 
Jacob Tread well and Nathaniel Tread well, both of Portsmouth, 
merchants, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Jan. 25, 1769, for the 
administration of the estate of John Lord of Berwick, Me.; 
witnesses, Joseph Frost, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 25, 1769, authorizing Moses Stevens and 
Moses Carr, both of Somersworth, gentlemen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory of estate in New Hampshire; amount, £65. o. o; 
signed by Moses Carr and Moses Stevens, and dated Somers- 
worth, June 8, 1769.] 

[Account of the administrator; expenditures, £3. 10. 6; 
allowed June 28, 1769.] 



MOSES OILMAN 1769 EXETER 

[Sarah Oilman, widow, and Moses Oilman, oldest son, re- 
nounce administration on the estate of Moses Oilman of Exeter 
Jan. 31, 1769, in favor of Walter Bryent of Newmarket.] 

[Administration granted to Walter Bryent Feb. 22, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 365.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 215 

[Bond of Walter Bryent, with Joseph Chandler of Epping, 
gentleman, and Francis Harvey of Nottingham, husbandman, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 23, 1769, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, Greenleaf Clark, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 

[Inventory, June 24, 1769; amount, £419. 8. o; signed by 
John Giddings and Theophilus Smith, Jr.] 

[Warrant, July 25, 1770, authorizing John Giddings, Nicholas 
Gilman, gentleman, Theophilus Smith, Jr., Nathaniel Folsom, 
and Joseph Gilman, merchant, all of Exeter, to divide the real 
estate.] 

Province of New Hampshire 

Pursuant to a Warrant from the Hon''''' John Wentworth 
Esquire Judge of the Probate of Wills for the Province aforesaid, 
appointing us the Subscribers a Committee to divide the Real 
Estate of Moses Gilman late of Exeter in said Province deceased. 
— We have divided the same in the manner following, Viz 
Beginning with the Home Place we have laid out a Way, for the 
benefit of the Widow, Children, and their Assigns, through part 
of the same; and bounded it as follows: beginning at a Stake in 
the Fence joining the High way leading from Exeter to New- 
market, distant Six Rods & three quarters Easterly from the 
middle of Norris's Brook so called, thence running North twenty 
two degrees and an half West forty Rods to a Stake; thence 
running North fifty two degrees West forty four Rods to a 
Stake ; thence running North forty One degrees West fifty three 
Rods to an Elm Tree Spotted, carrying the breadth of twenty feet 
Eastward of said Bounds, as appears by the annexed Plan. — 

To the Widow as her Right of Dower and Power of Thirds we 
have set off that part of the Mansion House which contains the 
Front or South Room, and the Chamber over it. Also the Barn. 
Also a piece of Land containing Seven Acres, and a piece of Land 
containing Eight Acres, each in the Home Place, and marked in 
Plan Lot number One, and Lot number Two. — 

To Shuah a Daughter of the deceased, we have set off a piece 



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of Land in said Home Place containing five Acres & an half 
marked in the Plan Lot number Three. — 

To Simon a Son of the deceased, we have set off that part of 
the Mansion House which contains the back or North Room 
with the Chamber over it with priviledge of egress & regress to 
and from the same. Also a piece of Land in said Home Place 
containing Four Acres, marked in the Plan Lot number Four. 

To Joseph a Son of the deceased, we have set off a piece of Land 
in said Home Place, containing Four Acres, and marked in the 
Plan Lot number Five. — 

To Samuel a Son of the deceased we have set off a piece of Land 
in said Home place containing Three Acres and an half, marked 
in the Plan Lot number Six. — 

To Sarah a Daughter of the deceased We have set off a piece of 
Land in said Home Place, containing Five Acres, marked on the 
Plan Lot number Seven. — 

To Mary a Daughter of the deceased, we have set off a piece of 
Land in said Home Place containing Six Acres, marked on the 
Plan Lot number Eight. 

To Moses Eldest Son of the deceased, we have set off as his 
two Shares a piece of Land containing forty two Acres, being a 
part of that piece of Land commonly called Moses Oilman's 
lower Oak Land adjoining Spruce Pond so called, bounded as 
follows, beginning at a Savin Tree at the South West corner of 
said Land, from thence running North Seventy four Degrees 
East, One Hundred and thirty eight Rods, to said Spruce Pond; 
and to extend Northerly an equal breadth until it compleats 
forty three Acres, One Acre being allowed, for so much set off to 
the Widow Looge as part of her Father's Estate. We have also 
set off to the said Moses One Acre and an half of Meadow 
Ground, bounded as follows, beginning at the middle of the 
Brook at the West corner of Ebenezer Swazy's Land, thence 
running North fifty two degrees East fifty four Rods binding on 
said Swazy's Land thence extending Northerly carrying an equal 
breadth until it compleats One Acre & an half as abovesaid — 



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We have also set off to the Widow as a part of her Dower and 
Power of Thirds a piece of Land, being a part of the Oak Land 
above mentioned, bounded as follows, beginning at the North 
East corner of the Land set off to Moses, thence running North 
until it comes to Thomas Haly's Fence as it now stands, thence 
extending Westward containing all the Land included between 
said Haly's Fence and the Northerly side Line of the Land set off 
to Moses as abovesaid, til it comes to the High Way. — 
Exeter February i^* 1771 — John Giddinge 

Nich^ Oilman 
Joseph Gilman 
Theophilus Smith Jr 

Committee 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £137. 7. i; expendi- 
tures the same; allowed March 26, 1777.] 



AARON ROWELL 1769 SANDOWN 

In the Name of God Amen 

This third day of Feb"" Annoque Domini one thousand seven 
hundred and sixty nine : I Aaron Rowel of sandown in the Prov- 
ince New Hampshire yeoman, being advanced in years * * * 

Imprimis I Give and be queath to Mary my well beloved Wife 
the sole Improvement of the one third part of my Real estate 
Dureing her natural Life and all my Houshold goods I Give to 
my said Wife free and clear to be at her own desposal 

Item I Give to my Daughter Hannah Osgood Wife of Benjamin 
Osgood five Spanish mil dollers which is in full of her portion with 
the use of the medow and other things she have had the said 
Dollers to be paid within three years after my Decease 

Item I Give and bequeath to my son Thomas Rowel or his 
Heirs or Assigns four Spanish mil dollers with what he have had 
the said Dollers to be paid at the end of one full year after my 
Decease it being his full portion off my estate 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 219 

Item I Give and bequeath to my son Aaron Rowel one third 
part of a Right of Land in a place Called New Almsbury in said 
Province in full of his Portion out of my estate 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my son Phillip Rowel his Heirs 
or Assigns when he shall arive to Twenty one years old Twenty 
i\cres at the east end of my whomstead Land and if he should 
die before he is Twenty one years old the said Twenty Acres 
to be equally Divided between my other three s*^ sons or their 
Heirs or Assigns 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Ruth Wells 
and her Heirs and Assigns nine Spanish miH Dollers with what 
she have had to be in full of her portion out of my estate the 
said Dollers to be paid at the end of one full year after my De- 
cease 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Mary Currier nine 
Spanish miH Dollers at the end of two full years after my Decease 
with what she have had to be in full of her portion out of my 
estate 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Rowel 
nine Spanish miH Dollers and as much Housel stuff when she 
shall marry as I gave her s*^ sisters when they was married the 
whole being in full of her portion of my estate the said Dollers 
to be paid at the end of three full years after my Decease 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my son William Rowel or his 
Heirs or Assigns my Dwelling House and Barn and all my Build- 
ings and all my Lands not other wise Disposed off and all my 
Cattil and Personall estate all things not disposed off he paying 
all my Honest Debts funeral Charges and Legases as above 
expresed 

I also appoint my s'^ Son William Rowel to be my Executor 

* * * 

Aaron Rowell 

[Witnesses] Benjamin Tucker, Charles Pressey, Daniel Little. 
[Proved May 8, 1769.] 



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[Inventory, May 13, 1769; amount, £252. 11. o; signed by 
Samuel Emerson and Thomas Wells.] 

State of New Hampshire April y 14*^ 1777 Pursuant to a 
warrant from the Honourabel Phillips White Esq"" Judge of the 
probate of wills in and for the County of Rockingham then Set 
off to Mary Rowell widow her Dower which Happend to her of 
the Estate of her Late Husband Aaron Rowell Late of Sandown 
in Said County yeoman Deceased testate Having Respect to 
Quality as well as Quantity Laid off in three peaces and Bounded 
as foUoweth (viz) 

first peace one full third of the Homstead Laying in Sandown 
Bounded firstly at a stake and stones standing by the High way 
Leading by the West End of said place thence Runing Northerly 
fourteen Rods and two thirds of a Rod to the north west Corner 
Bound of said place then Runing Easterly about one Hundred 
and sixty Rods by Land of thomas Wellses to a High way thence 
southerly fourteen Rods and two thirds of a Rod by said High 
way to a stake and stones then westerly about one Hundred and 
sixty Rods to the first Bound mentioned Keeping the Distance 
of fourteen Rods and two thirds from said Wells Land 

Second peace one full third off of the northerly part of the 
orchard it Being a goar Contaning about one Hundred Squair 
Rods Bounded as followeth first at a white oak tree standing by 
the high way nearly oposit the Barn then Runing Northwesterly 
by said High way untill it comes to Land of John Stevens thence 
by said Stevens Land to a stake and stones then Runing Easterly 
to the first Bound mentioned 

Third peace one full third off of the Southerly side of a peace 
of wood Land Laying in Sandown near Spencer Benits Contain- 
ing by Estamation thirteen acres and a Quarter Bounded as 
followeth firstly at a stake and stones standing by the High way 
near Spencer Benits then Runing Southerly Eleven Rods and an 
Half by said High way to a stake and stones thence Westerly 
about forty foure Rods by Land of thomas Wellses to a white 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 221 

oak tree thence northerly by Land Left for a High way twelve 
Rods to a witch Hassel tree marked then Running easterly 
streight to the first Bound mentioned 

also one third of the Seller under the East End of the House 
the east Room and chamber over the same one third of the Back 
Room a Priveledge to Lay wood by the House also to go to the 
well for water unmolested and one full third of the Barn at the 
west End and the Priveledge of a yard at or near the west end of 
the Barn Convenant for what stock she Keeps 

And thus we make our Return Rockingham ss. Chester April 
14th 1777 

Nath" Ingalls 
Jabez Hoit 
Ezekiel Currier 



WHITCOMB POWERS 1769 MASON 

[Inventory of the estate of Whitcomb Powers of Mason, 
gentleman, Feb. 20, 1769; amount, £204. 2. 8; signed by John 
Hale and Thomas Tarbell.] 

[Administration granted to Elizabeth Powers, widow, June 16, 
1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 256.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Powers, with Stephen Ames, gentleman, 
and Joseph Leslie, husbandman, both of Hollis, as sureties, in 
the sum of £500, June 16, 1770, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Samuel Hobart, William Poole.] 

Province of 1 Set off to Elisabeth Powers Widow & 
New Hampshire / Relect of Whitcomb Powers late of Mason in 
said Province Gentleman Deceased Intestate her Dower or full 
thirds that happens to her out of said Estate by the following 
Meets & Bounds viz* about forty two acres of Land laying in 



222 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

said Mason be the same more or less Bounded as follows begin- 
ning at a stake & Stones, being the south west corner of the 
Premises, & being the southwest corner of said Powerses Farm, 
on the north side of the Road, thence Easterly by said Road 
Sixty two Rods to a stake & stones, thence north Twelve Degrees 
East Eighty Rods to a pine Tree with Stones about it, thence 
west thirteen Degrees North Eighty nine Rods to a heap of 
stones, thence South Eleven Degrees East Seventy one Rods to 
the first bound mentioned together with the Buildings &c there- 
unto belonging, excepting the New House and the west end of 
the Barn to the Great Floor, & half the scaffold over the floar 
way with Liberty of using the floar for threshing, & half the yard 
before said Barn, & Sufficient room to pass & repass with Teems, 
round the Barn, with liberty to pass & repass from the Barn to 
the Road which reservation is for the use & benefit of the Heirs 
to said Estate Mason April 1770 

Stephen Ames 
george rusell 
Amos Fisk 
Sam^ Cumings Jr 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £44. 10. 8, personal 
estate; expenditures, £69. 11. iiX; allowed June 25, 1777.] 

[Bond of Joseph Bates of New Ipswich, gentleman, with John 
Hale and Amos Fisk, both of Hollis, gentlemen, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, July 9, 1770, for the guardianship of Whitcomb 
Powers, minor, aged more than 14 years, son of Whitcomb Pow- 
ers; witnesses, Stephen Powers, Samuel Hobart.] 



LEMUEL CHESLEY 1769 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Lemuel Chesley of Durham 
granted to his son, Lemuel Chesley, Feb. 22, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 365.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 223 

[Sarah Chesley renounces administration on the estate of 
Lemuel Chesley Feb. 22, 1769; witnesses, Tabitha Jenkins, 
Simon Randall.] 

[Bond of Lemuel Chesley, husbandman, with Simon Randall, 
husbandman, and Ebenezer Thompson, physician, as sureties, all 
of Durham, in the sum of £500, Feb. 23, 1769, for the administra- 
tion of the estate ; witness, Walter Bryent.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 23, 1769, authorizing Ebenezer Thompson of 
Durham and Ichabod Canney of Madbury, husbandman, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 27, 1769; amount, £1067. o. o; signed by 
Ichabod Canney and Ebenezer Thompson.] 

[Warrant, May 23, 1778, authorizing Ebenezer Thompson, 
John Smith, gentleman, John Thompson, yeoman, all of Dur- 
ham, Hercules Mooney of Lee, and Andrew Torr of Dover, 
gentleman, to divide the real estate.] 

State of New Hampshire Pursuant to a Warrant from the 
Hon^'« Philips White Esq"" Judge of the Probate of Wills &<= for 
the County of Rockingham Nominating & appointing the Sub- 
scribers a Committee to divide the Real Estate of Lemuel Ches- 
ley late of Durham then in s^^ County of Rockingham, but now 
in the County of Strafford deceased Intestate in which s*^ County 
of Rockingham, administration of the Estate of s'^ deceased was 
granted ; we have made said Division in manner following. 

To Sarah Chesley Widow of said Intestate for her Dower 
about sixty five Acres & three quarters of an Acre of the Home- 
stead Farm, with the House, Barn, and Orchard thereon, 
bounded as followeth, beginning by the highway at a heap of 
stones Forty Rods distant south Easterly by said Road from 
Land belonging to the heirs of Joshua Chesley deceased, thence 
South Easterly by said highway until it Comes to land of Tim- 
othy Emerson, thence by s*^ Emersons Land Southwesterly until 
it Comes to Land of Jonathan Woodman thence by said Wood- 



224 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

mans Land Westerly Eighty Eight Rods to a heap of stones, and 
from thence on a Straight Hne to the Bound began at. Also 
About Seven Acres of Land in the Parish of Madbury, begining 
at a stake by Land of Col" Sam^' Chesley distant Thirty one Rods 
Southwesterly from the highway a little below the dwelling house 
of Solomon Emerson Esq'' Thence from said Stake Southwesterly 
as the fence Stands Forty four Rods to a Stake, thence South 36° 
East across the Lot to land in Possession of James Jackson Jun' 
then by said Jacksons land North Easterly until it comes to a 
heap of Stones within Thirty one Rods distance from the afores"^ 
highway, and then from said heap of Stones on a Straight line to 
the Bound began at. — 

To Lemuel Chesley Eldest son of said intestate for his Double 
Share About Fifty Six Acres and a half acre of Land at a place 
called newtown in the Parish of Lee, Bounded as followith begin- 
ning by the highway at the Dam of Newtown Mill pond thence 
by the Highway Southwesterly until it comes to a heap of Stones 
within the distance of Forty Three Rods from the Land of 
Daniel Warner Esq"" thence from said heap of Stones North 67° 
West across the Lot until it comes to the Mill pond afores<^ 
being by said Pond distant from the afores"^ Warners land Fifteen 
Rods, Thence by said Pond, to the Dam, where it began. Also 
the one Sixteenth part of New Town Sawmill, and the one Eighth 
part of Dishwater Sawmill (so called) in Madbury afors'*. 

To Samuel Chesley one of the sons of said Intestate for his 
share Two Hundred Acre Lots in the Town of Barnstead, Bo't 
by s"^ Intestate of John Decker, and Isaacher Dam, (Excepting 
about Ten Acres sold to Daniel Delan,) and with any Incum- 
brance or Claim thereon by the Proprietors of the Town of 
Chichester, which if recovered by said Proprietors, no part 
thereof to be made good to him the said Samuel by the other 
heirs of said Intestate, 

To Benjamin Chesley one of the Sons of said Intest" for his 
Share one half of the Second Division Lot, & one half of the 
Third Division Lot laid out to the Original Right of Cap* Thomas 
Westbrook, in the Town of Rochester in s^ County of Strafford. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 225 

Also About Six Acres & one half acre of Land in Madbury 
Afores*^ bounded as follows viz. Beginning by the Highway a 
little below the dwelling house of Solomon Emerson Esq"" by land 
of Samuel Chesley thence by s** Sam' Chesleysland Southwesterly 
Thirty one Rods, to land set off by these presents to the widow, 
thence by s'* Widow's dower across the Lott to land in possession 
of James Jackson Jun"" and then by said Jacksons land to the 
highway & by that to the first Bound. 

To Isaac Chesley one of the Sons of said Intestate for his Share 
about Twenty Seven Acres of the Homestead Farm Bounded 
as follows viz. Beginning by the highway at a heap of Stones, 
thence by said Highway Forty Rods to land in Possession of the 
heirs of Joshua Chesley Deces'^ thence by land of said heirs 
Southerly one hundred & fourteen Rods to Land of Jonathan 
Woodman, thence by said Woodmans land Easterly Forty Rods 
to a heep of Stones, thence by the Widows Dower on a Straight 
line to the first bound, also half a Sixty Acre Lot in the Town of 
Barnstead purchased by s^ Intestate of Issacher Dam. 

To Patience Woodman wife of Jonathan Woodman one of the 
Daughters of said Intestate for her Share, About Seventeen 
Acres of land at Newtown Afores'^ Bounded as follows viz begin- 
ning at Land of Daniel Warner Esq'' by the highway, thence by 
s'^ highway North Easterly Forty Three Rods to a heap of stones 
thence across the Lot North 67° West to the Mill pond, thence 
by s*^ pond Fifteen Rods to s*^ Warners land & by that to the 
first bound. Also about Eleven Acres on the west side of the 
Afores*^ mill pond. Bounded as followeth, beginning at said mill 
pond thence Westerly by land of Sam'^ Lamous, and land of 
Joseph Atkinson Esq'' fifty four Rods, to a maple Tree marked, 
thence South 5° West across the lot to land of the afores*^ Daniel 
Warner Esq"" thence Easterly by said Warners land to the afores*^ 
Mill pond, and by that to the first bound, also about three acres 
at Madbury afores'^ Bounded as follows viz Beginning at the 
S W end of the Lot at land formerly Isaac Bussels thence by 
land belonging to the heirs of Joshua Chesley Northeasterly 44 
Rods to land set off as part of the widow's Dower thence by s"^ 



226 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Dower S 36° East across the lot to land in possession of James 
Jackson Jun"^ thence by s'^ Jacksons land to the first bound. 
Also one half of a Sixty acre Lot in the Town of Barnstead pur- 
chased by s"^ Intestate of Issacher Dam. 

To Sarah Meserve wife of John Meserve Jr one of the Daugh- 
ters of said Intestate for her Share about Thirty four Acres & ^ 
of an Acre of Land, on the west side of the mill pond at Newtown 
afores*^ Bounded as follows viz. Beginning at the afors** maple 
Tree the Bound of Land set off to Patience from thence by 
land of s^ Joseph Atkinson southerly by land of Thomas Willey 
and Easterly by Land of Daniel Warner to the afores^ Land set 
off to patience, and by that to the maple Tree first mentioned. 
Also a Sixty Acre Lot of Land in the Town of Barnstead afors** 
purchased by said Intestate of John Decker. 

Witness our hands at Durham the 26*'» day of September A D 
1778. 

John Smith 
Andrew Torr 
Ebenezer Thompson 

[Account of the administrator, "exhibited by Hannah Chesley 
administratrix of the estate of the said Lemuel Chesley the 
younger who is also deceased"; receipts, £145. 4. o, personal es- 
tate; expenditures, £201. 5. 8; allowed Oct. 19, 1791.] 

[Bond of Hannah Chesley, widow, with Smith Emerson, 
gentleman, and Simon Randall, yeoman, as sureties, in the sum 
of £1000, Aug. 29, 1792, for the administration de bonis non of 
the estate; witnesses, Nathaniel Parker, William Parker.] 



DANIEL WESTON 1769 AMHERST 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Weston granted to 
Mary Weston, widow of the deceased, and Thomas Wakefield 
Feb. 27, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 368.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 227 

[Bond of Mary Weston, widow, and Thomas Wakefield, hus- 
bandman, with Nathan Kendall, gentleman, and Ebenezer 
Weston, husbandman, as sureties, all of Amherst, in the sum of 
£500, Feb. 27, 1769, for the administration of the estate of Daniel 
Weston of Amherst; witnesses, Anna Dodge, A. Nichols.] 

[Inventory, attested May 31, 1769; amount, £205. 5. 4; signed 
by John Shepard, Jr., and Joseph Boutell.] 

[Bond of Thomas Wakefield, yeoman, with Robert Read of 
Amherst, yeoman, and John Goffe of Derryfield as sureties, in 
the sum of £500, Feb. 4, 1771, for the guardianship of Judith 
Weston, Daniel Weston, Mary Weston, and David Weston, 
aged less than 14 years, children of Daniel Weston; witnesses, 
William Parker, Joseph Boyd.] 



JONAH FRENCH 1769 KEENE 

[Administration on the estate of Jonah French granted to 
Josiah Willard March 13, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 369.] 

[Bond of Josiah Willard of Keene, with Josiah Willard of 
Winchester and Simon Stevens of Charlestown, gentleman, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, March 13, 1769, for the administra- 
tion of the estate of Jonah French of Keene, husbandman ; wit- 
nesses, none.] 

[Warrant, March 13, 1769, authorizing Jesse Clark and Josiah 
Ellis, both of Keene, husbandmen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 23, 1769; amount, £160. 14.2; signed by 
Jesse Clark and Josiah Ellis.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £87. 12. 4, personal 
estate; expenditures, £50. 7. 9; mentions "Nursing & Cloathing 
one of the Children from Eighteen month's old Till it was Seven 



228 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Years of age. . . . boarding & Cloathing another Of the Chil- 
dren from five Years & two Months till it was Seven Years old " ; 
allowed May 26, 1773.] 



JOHN WHIDDEN 1769 GREENLAND 

[Administration on the estate of John Whidden granted to 
Bridget Whidden March 15, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 368.] 

[Bond of Bridget Whidden, widow, with Nathan Johnson of 
Greenland, gentleman, and Jacob Treadwell of Portsmouth, 
merchant, as sureties, in the sum of £500, March 15, 1769, for 
the administration of the estate of John Whidden of Greenland, 
gentleman; witnesses, John Wentworth, Jr., Samuel Parker, 
David Simpson.] 

[Inventory, April 5, 1769; amount, £549. 18. 4; signed by Na- 
than Johnson and William Gate.] 

[Warrant, May 18, 1769, authorizing Nathan Johnson, Enoch 
Clark, gentlemen, Simeon Dearborn, Eleazer Gate, and William 
Gate, yeomen, all of Greenland, to divide certain lands held in 
common by John Whidden and Samuel Whidden as a legacy 
from their father, John Whidden.] 

Agreable to the within Warrant, we the subscribers have pro- 
ceeded to Divide the premises mentioned & have set off to the 
Heirs of John Whidden late of Greenland Deceas'd to them to 
hold in Severalty that part of the Estate mentioned in the Will 
of the father of the said John as given to him & his heirs — viz. 
We have set of to the said heirs that part of the farm the north 
west side of the Road that is now in possion of the said heirs as 
mentioned in the said Will & as it is now Enclosed by fence — 
and the other side the Road we began one Rod & one third of a 
Rod westward ly of a large Apple Tree the westward side of the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 229 

little orchard mentioned in the S"^ Will adjoyning to the s^ Road 
& Runing from thence on a strait Line to the Southwardly 
End of the stone Wall between said Testator's Land & Thomas 
Sherburnes Land — the s<^ Heirs to hold the Land on the 
westward side of said Line in severalty — We have set off the 
Ten acres mentioned in said Will in the following manner, viz. 
we began at the Road next to the Land that was formerly Cap* 
James Johnsons & Run westwardly twenty four Rods & three 
quarters of a Rod to a stake, then we began at a large white Oak 
standing in the fence that Runs between s'd Testators Land & 
the Land that was formerly said Johnsons near CoP Marches 
Land, & Run westwardly seventeen Rods & two thirds of a Rod 
on a perpendicular Line to the said fence and a strait Line from 
s"* stake at the Road to the End of S<^ perpendicular to be con- 
tinued untill it comes to CoP Marches Land — all the Land on 
the Eastward side of said Strait Line we have set off to the said 
Heirs to them to hold in severalty We have also set off to the 
said Heirs the westward end of the Land that the said Testator 
Purchased of James Jaffrey Lying in Portsmouth Begining at 
Samuel Gates Land & Runing Eastwardly the whole wedth of 
the Land forty Seven Rods & an half to a stake on each side 
of the said Land — To them the said heirs to hold in severalty — 
Given under our hands at Greenland the 28*'' day of June 
1769 — 

Simeon Dearborn 1 

Nathan Johnson r Committee 

William Cate J 

Province of New Hampshire 

To the Hon'*''' John Wentworth Esq' Judge of the Probate of 
Wills and Granting Administrations within and for the Province 
of New Hampshire. — 

Humbly Shews Pelatiah Ayers of Greenland in the Province 
aforesaid That in May 1767 the Will of John Whidden of Green- 
land aforesaid Gen* was at a Court of Probate held at Ports- 



230 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

mouth within & for the Province aforesaid, duly proved, ap- 
proved, and Allowed & Administration on said Estate was 
Granted to Sam^ Whidden of Greenland aforesaid, son of the said 
John, now dec"^ — That in and by the same will a Legacy was 
given to Elizabeth Whidden now the wife of your Petitioner and 
as the said Samuel in his Life time never paid the aforesaid 
Legacy, or otherwise administred said Estate according to Law, 
or has the Executor of the said Samuel Since his decease paid 
said Legacy, Your Petitioner Therefore prays your honour that 
the Administration bond Given by the said Samuel may be put 
in suit, and your Petitioner will indemnify your honour from all 
Cost or Damage which may Arise by Reason thereof, and your 
Petitioner will Ever pray &c — 

Portsm° May 17*^ 1771 — Eliph* Neal 

In behalf of the 
Petitioner 



JOSHUA HICKS 1769 SALEM, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Joshua Hicks granted to 
James Grant March 15, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 368.] 

[Bond of James Grant of Salem, Mass., gentleman, with 
Mark Hunking Wentworth and Daniel Peirce, both of Ports- 
mouth, as sureties, in the sum of £500, March 15, 1769, for the 
administration of the estate in New Hampshire of Joshua Hicks 
of Salem, Mass.; witnesses, Peter Babb, Jr., John Wentworth, 
Jr.] 

[Warrant, March 15, 1769, authorizing John Shepard, Jr., 
William Peabody, Samuel Stewart, all of Amherst, John Stimp- 
son, and Jonathan Cram, both of Lyndeborough to divide the 
real estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct, 26, 1769; amount, £253. 19. 8; signed by 
William Peabody and Samuel Stewart.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 23 1 

November 3^ 1769 Pursuant to an Order to us from the 
Hon'" Judge above named, herewith Return'd have Divided and 
Set off the Estate above Inventoried and Appraised in man'er 
following — that is to say — 

To George Walter Burns a Great Grand-Son of said Intestate 
Lot N° 102 and N° 52 lying in said Lyndeborough — In said 
Amherst Lot N° 49 in the third Division N° 10 in the first 
Division N° 33, in the first Division N° 91, in the second Division, 
and N'' 88 in the Second Division, Together with three full 
shares in the Common & undivided Lands — 

To James Grant in the Right of Mary his Wife, in said 
Lyndeboro^ Lot N° 97 — In said Amherst Lot N° 31 in the 
Second Division, and N° 115 in the third Division 

To Daniel Mackey in the Right of Elizabeth his late wife 
(now Deceased which Mary and Elizabeth were Daughters of 
said Intestate) In Lyndeborough afores'd Lot N° 114 — In said 
Amherst Lot N° 70 in the Third Division and N° 72 in the first 
Division — 

Witness our hands — 



' Committee 



John Shepard jun' 
Jonathan Cram 
Samuel Steward 
William Peabody 

[Bond of Robert Read, gentleman, with Nathan Kendall, 
gentleman, and Timothy Smith, husbandman, as sureties, all of 
Amherst, in the sum of £1000, March 15, 1769, for the guardian- 
ship of George Walter Burns, minor ; witnesses, Archelaus Towne, 
John Shepard, Jr.] 



JOHN FIFIELD 1769 KINGSTON 

In the name of God Amen this 20th Day of March 1769 I 
John Fifield of Kingston in the province of New Hampshire 
Husbandman * * * 



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2ndiy J Give & Bequeath unto Hannah my Beloved wife the 
whole of the Estate which she Brought to me that shall be in 
my possission at my Decease to her, her Hiers & assigns forever, 
also the use and improvement of the Back part of my Dwelling 
House viz the Back Chamber Lower Rooms & Cellar, also the 
west End of my Barn so as to Contain the westermost floor. 
During the whole of the time that She Remains my widow: I 
also Give her Seven pounds ten Shillings Proclamation money pr 
Annum During the time that She Remains my widow, to be paid 
her yearly in Necessaries for House keeping by my Executor 
hereafter named 

Tf'^^y I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved son John Fifield five 
shillings lawful Proclamation money to be paid by my Ex- 
ecutor in ten years after my Decease : 

4th I Give to my Beloved Daughter Sarah now the wife of 
Jacob Bohonon five shillings to be paid by my Executor in ten 
years after my Decease 

^th I gjyg unto my Beloved Daughter Dorothy Seven pounds 
ten shillings to be paid within ten years after my Decease by my 
Executor: 

6*^ I Give unto my Beloved Son Joseph Fifield five shillings 
to be paid him by my Executor in ten years after my Decease: 

7*^ I Give unto my Beloved Daughter Elizabeth now the wife 
of Joseph Bean five shillings to be paid by my Executor in ten 
years after my Decease. 

8th I Give unto my Beloved Daughter Martha now the wife 
of Daniel Hunton Seven pounds ten Shillings to be paid by my 
Executor in ten years after my Decease. 

9*^ I Give unto my Beloved son Edward Fifield five shillings 
to be paid by my Executor in ten years after my Decease 

10*^ I Give unto my Beloved Daughter Shuah fifteen pounds 
to be paid by my Executor in ten years after my Decease 

11'^ I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved son Abraham Fifield 
to him his Hiers & assigns forever that Eighty acre Lot of Land 
which was Laid out to my Original Right in Stevens Town now 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 233 

Salsbury In Said Province also my Right in the Undevided 
Lands in Said Salsbury 

12 I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved Daughter Mary 
Twenty pounds lawful money to be paid by my Executor the 
one half when she shall arrive at the age of Eighteen years or 
the Day of her marriage which shall first Happen and the other 
Half in three years after. 

13**^ I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved Son Jonathan Fifield 
to him his Hiers & assigns forever, the whole of my Real Estate 
in Kingston afors'* also all my moveable Estate (Except the 
House Hold Goods, those of them which I have not Before in 
this my will. Given to my wife I order to be Equally Devided 
between all my six Daughters) 

I also Give my said son Jonathan my Desk He paying all my 
Just Debts & funeral Charges also all the Legacies which I have 
or shall order in this my last will & testament to be paid 

Lastly I Do Constitute and appoint my said son Jonathan 
Fifield to be Sole Executor to this my last will & testament 
hereby Revoking & making void all former wills by me made 
Ratifying & Confirming this to be my last will & testament: 
In witness whereof I Do here unto Set my hand & Seal the 20*^ 
Day of March in the ninth year of his majesty's Reign 1769 
before mentioned: 

John fifield 

[Witnesses] Amos Gale, Daniel Colcord, Josiah Bartlett. 
[Proved Dec. 27, 1769.] 

[Inventory, Jan., 1770; amount, £381. 7. 3; signed by Samuel 
Colcord and Josiah Bartlett.] 



MATTHEW REID 1769 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God Amen : I Mathew Reid of Londonderry in 
the Province of New Hampshire Glasier this Twenty third Day 



234 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of March one Thousand seven Hundred and sixty nine Being 
weak of Body * * * 

Imprimes I give & Bequeath to my well Beloved wife Mary 
ann Reid the one halfe of my House Duering her Life twenty 
Bushels of Grain Yearly (viz) fifteen of Indian Corn & five of 
rie three Barrels of syder & seven score pounds of meat (the 
one Halfe Beef the other pork) yearly with two Cowes & them 
kept winter and summer and a Horse at her Command when 
shee pleases to use it with suf^ciency of wood Haul'd to her 
Door & made ready for the fire as also all my Houshould 
furniture — The afforesaid Cowes & Houshold Furniture to be 
at her Disposel at her Desceas (with this provisio) that if my 
wife Mary anne should Marry I order and allow that she shall 
have with her two Cowes her Bed Case of Drawers pewter & her 
thirds or Dowerry as in that Case the Law provids — 

Item, I give and Bequeath to my Beloved son Ab"""" Reid one 
peice of meadow Lying in flat Rock so Called which goes under 
the Name of Chamber's & patersons meadow 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Beloved son John Reid all 
my Land that lyes together wher my Building stand with the 
Buildings & all my personal Estate him paying all my Just Debts 
Funerall Charges what I have already will'd to his mother and 
what I shall will to his Brethren & sisters as also I Bequeath to 
my son John two thirds of Alison Meadow (so Called) off the 
upper End — 

Item I give and bequeath to my Beloved son Math'' Reid 
twenty five pounds Lawfull money & one Yoak of Oxen to be 
paid by my son John, five pounds & the Oxen to be paid Imedi- 
atly After my Disceas the one half of the Remainder in one year 
& the other halfe in two years after my Disceas 

Item I give & Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Isebela 
Hopkin thirty shill* Lawfull Money in two years after my Death 
to be paid by my son John 

Item I give & Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Sarah Reid 
Nine pounds Lawfull money to be paid by my son John the one 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 235 

Halfe to be paid in one year and the other halfe to be paid in two 
years after my Desceas as also one Case of Drawers & Large 
ovel Table when the Said Sarah Requests it 

Item I give & Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Margret 
Reid Nine pounds Lawfull Money one Case of Drawers & Table 
to be paid by my son John the one halfe of the money to be paid 
in two years & the other half to be paid in three years after my 
Desceas & the Drawers & Table to be paid in one Year after my 
Desceas — 

Item. I give and Bequeath to my sons Sam'' & Stephen all my 
out Land & meadows yet unbequeath'' to be Equaly Devided 
Betwixt the said sam'' & Stephen as allso fifteen pounds Lawfull 
money to Each of the above Sam'' & Stephen to be paid to them 
(when they araive to the age of twenty one years) by my son 
John with Lawfull Intrest from the first of April one Thousand 
seven Hundred and Seventy one till paid I also alow that if my 
Exec*" thinks it for the Benifit of my sons Sam" & Stephen they 
will sell my out Lands & Meadows and put the money thereof to 
the use of the s^ Sam" & Stephen 

I give & bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Maryane Reid 
Nine pounds Lawfull money & a Case of Drawers & Table to be 
paid by my son John the Case of Drawers & table and four 
pounds ten Shill^ to be paid when shee arraives to the age of 
Ninteen years & the Remainder at the age of twenty 

Itim I give and Bequeath to my Grandson Hennery Campbell 
five shillings starling or as much as will prevent the Breaking 
this my Last will & Testament to be paid by my son John 

Finaly I Ordain and appoint My Dear wife Mary ann & my 
sons Ab"^™ and John Reid Executors * * * 

his 
Math^ X Reid 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Geo Reid, Robert Clinding, John Morison. 
[Proved Sept. 6, 1769.] 



236 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of John Reid, with George Reid and Robert Clendenin 
as sureties, all of Londonderry, in the sum of £500, Sept. 6, 1769, 
for the execution of the will; witnesses, John Wentworth, John 
Peirce; mentions Matthew Reid as executor of the will of his 
daughter, Mary Campbell.] 



JEREMIAH HALL 1769 WINCHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Jeremiah Hall granted to 
Josiah Willard March 27, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 552.] 

[Bond of Josiah Willard, with Samuel Ashley and Ebenezer 
Alexander as sureties, all of Winchester, in the sum of £500, 
March 27, 1769, for the administration of the estate of Jeremiah 
Hall of Winchester; witnesses. Prentice Willard, Jonathan 
Willard.] 

[Inventory, attested Jan. 15, 1770; amount, £77. 6. 11; 
signed by Hilkiah Grout and Henry Foster.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £77. 16. o; expendi- 
tures, £11. 14. o; mentions a widow; allowed July 9, 1770.] 

[List of claims against the estate, attested Jan, 15, 1770; 
amount, £88. 15. 11; signed by Samuel Smith and Reuben 
Alexander.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £66. 2. o; allowed 
July 10, 1770.] 

BENJAMIN BARRETT 1769 HINSDALE 

In the Name of God Amen, the twenty Eighth day of March 
Anno Domini 1769. I Benjamin Barrett of Hindsdale in the 
Province of New Hampshire Husbandman being Weak in 
Body * * * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 237 

I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife Susanna Barrett the 
Use and Improvement of one third part of my dwelling House 
and Homelot in Hindsdale afores*^ during her Natural Life — 

Item I Give Bequeath & devise to my Three Sons Benjamin 
Barrett I\ loses Barrett and Nathan Barrett their Heirs and 
Assigns forever, Equally to be divided between them the 
following Tracts of Land lying in Hindsdale aforesaid viz a Fifty 
Acre lot of Land laid out at a place called the Ash Swamp, to the 
original Right of Timothy Dwight Esq & by him Convey*^ to the 
rev*^ Sam" Hopkins and Since Convey** to me and also a Five acre 
Lot laid out to y^ Right aforesaid and adjoins to the lot aforesaid 

Item — I Give Bequeath & Devise to my son Benjamin 
Barrett his Heirs & Assigns forever part of my East Boggy 
meadow Lot so called lying in said Hindsdale it being that part 
of said Lot which lies North of the Brook — 

Item, I Give & devise to my two Sons John Barrett & Oliver 
Barrett their Heirs and assigns forever the Remaining part of 
the beforementiond Lot of land in Boggy meadow aforesaid it 
being all that part of said Lott which lies South of the Brook 
afores** said Land to be Equally divided between them — 

Item I give Bequeath and Devise to my son John Barrett his 
Heirs and Assigns forever my Five acre lot laid out in the Pond 
East of Boggy meadow aforesaid 

Item I give Bequeath & divise to my son Moses Barrett his 
Heirs and Assigns part of my West Boggy Meadow Lot of Land 
lying in said Hindsdale it being all that part of said Lot which 
lies south of the Brook 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my son Nathan Barrett his Heirs 
and Assigns forever the Remaining part of the before mentiond 
lot of land lying in Boggy Meadow aforesaid it being that part 
which lies North of the Brook aforesaid also I give to my son 
Nathan Barrett his Heirs & Assigns my Home lot in Hindsdale 
aforesaid on which I now dwell with a House and Barn standing 
on the same with all the priviledges thereto belonging Except 
that my Beloved Wife is to have y*= use & improvement of one 



238 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

third part of said Home Lot and one third part of the House 
during her Hfe 

Item, I give Bequeath & Devise to my Daughters Hannah & 
Rebeccah their Heirs and Assigns forever equally to be divided 
between them my Fifty Acre Lot of Land laid out on Brush 
hill so Called in Hindsdale aforesaid laid out as part of y^ first 
mention'd Right of Land 

Item I give and Bequeath to my Five sons & Four Daughters 
viz Benjamin Oliver John Moses Nathan Mary Tuttle wife to 
Nathan Tuttle Susanna Wife to John Scott Hannah Barrett & 
Rebeccah their Heirs And Assigns Equally to be divided be- 
tween them all the after draughts or Divisions not Yet laid out 
which belong to the Right before mention'd and are to be laid 
out by y* proprietors of Winchester in their Common & un- 
divided Lands. 

Item I give to my beloved Wife Susanna Barrett the use & 
Improvement of all my Household Furniture during her natural 
life and at her Death I will the same to my two Daughters 
Hannah & Rebeccah Equally to be divided between them 

Item, I give & bequeath to my son Benjamin & his Heirs all 
my Blacksmith Tools 

Item I Give and bequeath to my sons Benjamin, Oliver John 
Moses & Nathan all my Carpenter Tools 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my son Nathan & his Heirs all 
my Tools or Implements of Husbandry Cattle Horses Sheep & 
Swine & all other my personal Estate not before now Bequeath'^ 
after my Just debts &c are paid out of the Same I hereby Con- 
stitute & Appoint my Two Sons Oliver Barrett & Moses Barrett 
Executors of this my last will & Testament hereby Revoking 
all former wills In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my 
hand and Seal this 28**^ Day of March 1769 

Benj* Barret 

[Witnesses] Stephen Tuttle, Thomas Butler, Danl Jones. 
[Proved June 14, 1769.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 239 

[Bond of Oliver Barrett and Moses Barrett, with Benjamin 
Barrett as surety, all of Hinsdale, yeomen, in the sum of £500, 
June 14, 1769, for the execution of the will; witnesses, Israel 
Houghton, Daniel Jones.] 



JOHN TILTON 1769 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of John Tilton granted to 
Sarah Tilton March 29, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 367.] 

[Bond of Sarah Tilton, widow, with Jonathan Tilton and 
Samuel Prescott, gentlemen, as sureties, all of Hampton Falls, 
in the sum of £500, March 29, 1769, for the administration of 
the estate of John Tilton of Hampton Falls, yeoman; witnesses, 
Meshech Weare, James Prescott.] 

[Warrant, March 29, 1769, authorizing Jonathan Tilton and 
James Prescott to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 19, 1769; amount, £516. 7. 3; mentions 
Benjamin Tilton, brother of the deceased; signed by Jonathan 
Tilton and Samuel Prescott.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 3, 1772, authorizing Jonathan Tilton, Henry 
Roby, Jeremiah Lane, Samuel Prescott, and Benjamin Sanborn, 
all of Hampton Falls, gentlemen, to divide the real estate.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 23, 1772, authorizing Henry Roby, Jonathan 
Tilton, and Jeremiah Lane to divide the real estate held in 
common by the deceased and Benjamin Tilton.] 

Rockingham ss Pursuant to an Order from the Hon^'" John 
Wentworth Esq"" Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for Said 
County to us the Subscribers, Authorizing us to Divide the Real 
Estate of John Tilton Late of Hampton Falls Deceased Intestate 
to and among the widow and Children of said Intestate — 



240 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Upon Examination We finding that a part of said Estate was 
Lying in Common & undivided with the Estate of Benjamin 
Tilton of Hampton falls aforesaid ; Wherefore Application being 
made to the Hon''^'^ Judge on Account thereof — We are here- 
upon Authoriz'd by the Said Hon^'« John Wentworth Esq'' 
Judge &c. (previous to the Division of the Estate of the Intestate 
aforesaid) to make a Division of the Estate of Said Deceased 
with the part thereof belonging to said Benjamin — 

Accordingly We together with the Said Benjamin have done 
as follows (viz*) 

First — We have by and with the Consent of the Said Benj* 
set off to the Heirs of said Intestate for their part of a sixty Acre 
Lot of Land in the Township of Chester in the Fourth Division 
Lying by the Pond the North Westerly half thereof; (the length 
being West North west) And the Said Benjamin for his part 
of said sixty Acre Lot has taken the South Easterly half which 
Lot is to be Divided Equelly in quantity a Cross the middle 
from one side thereof to the other 

Secondly — We have by and with the Consent of the Said 
Benjamin Set off to Said heirs for their part of a Forty Acre Lot 
in said Town ship of Chester in the Fifth Division of Lots in 
said town ship which Lot is Number 77, the North easterly end 
thereof (the length being North 29 Degrees East) and the said 
Benjamin for his part of said Forty Acre Lot has taken the 
Southwesterly half which Lot is to be Divided Equelly in 
quantity a Cross the middle from one side thereof to the 
Other. 

Thirdly — We have by and with the Consent of the Said 
Benjamin set off to said heirs for their part of Sixty Acres of 
Land Lying in Raimond, being part of a Hundred Acre Lot in 
said Raimond (viz* the whole Remaining part after Forty Acres 
are taken off on the Easterly End) namely the Westerly half to 
said Heirs: And the Said Benjamin for his part of said Sixty 
Acres has taken the Easterly half which Sixty Acres is to be 
Divided Equelly in quantity across the middle from one side 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 24I 

there of to the other, said heirs to have the Westerly End and 
the said Benjamin the Easterly End 

Forthly — We have by and with the Consent of the said 
Benjamin Set off to the said Heirs for their part of a One Hun- 
dred & Twenty Acre Lot of Land in the township of Weare, the 
Southerly half thereof And the Said Benjamin for his part of 
said one hundred & twenty Acre Lot has taken the Northerly 
half thereof which Lot is to be Divided Equelly in quantity a 
Cross the middle from side thereof to the other, said heirs to 
have the southerly End & the said Benj^ the Northerly End 
which Lot is N° 63. 

Thus have We made a Division of the part of the Estate of 
the said John Tilton Deceased Intestate Lying in Common & 
not before Divided with the Estate of the said Benjamin Tilton; 
With the said Benjamin And this We as a Committee together 
with the Said Benjamin make as a Return of our Doings herein 
Under our Hands as an Establishment of Said Division. 
Dated at Hampton falls December 29*^ 1772 

Jonathan Tilton 1 
Henry Robie [ Committee 
Jeremiah Lane J 
Benjamin Tilton 

The following are Plans of the Real Estate of John Tilton 
Late of Hampton falls Deceased Intestate with the Division 
thereof to & among the Heirs of said Intestate &c. 

A. Contains 8 Acres Set to John 

B. 51^ Acres Set to Daniel 

C. 6 Acres Set to Asa 

D. 5 >^ Acres Set to Lydia 

E. 26 Acres set to the Widow 

F. 3 Acres & 90 R. set to Lucretia 

G. 4 Acres Set to Anna 
H. 4 Acres Set to Mary 

I. 3 Acres & 115 R. Set to Sarah 



242 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



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Conla.inin. ly -ncr, 




K. 3 Acres & 115 R. Set to Dorothy 

L. 2 Acres Set to John 

M. 5 Acres Set to the Widow 

N. I y2 Acre Set to Anna 

O. I y2 Acre set to Mary 

P. I Acre & 150 R. set to Lucretia 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



243 






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in v>tii\ 3*717* -Tf/foyi 





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Q. I Acre & 150 R. set to Sarah 
R. I Acre & 150 R. set to Dorothy 



These Plans are laid Down by a scale of 20 Rods to One Inch 
and the Compass with Each Plan the Flour deluce to y" North 
&c. 



244 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Rockingham ss We the Subscribers after having made the 
Division of the part of the Estate of John Tilton Late of Hamp- 
ton falls Deceased Intestate which was Lying in Common and 
Undivided with the Estate of Benjamin Tilton According to the 
foregoing Return herewith Connected, Have (Agreable to a 
Warrant from the Hon^i<= John Wentworth Esq"' Judge of the 
Probate of Wills &c. for Said County as aforementioned) 
Proceeded to make the Division of the whole Real Estate of the 
Intestate aforesaid to and among the Widow and Children of 
Said Intestate In Manner following viz* 

First — We have Set off to Sarah Tilton Widow of Said 
Intestate for her third part of Said Estate the Southerly part 
of the Home place from End to end Containing Twenty Six 
Acres taking the whole wedth of that part of the Lot before the 
house as the yard fence stands from the Road in before the 
house, even with the Easterly End of the house to a stake and 
stones even with said Easterly End two Rods and a half Dis- 
tance from the fore side of said house : from thence Easterly on 
a strait Line through the Lot & Pasture to the Easterly End of 
Said homeplace to a stake & stones by Land of Ralph Cross 
Fifteen Rods Northerly from the Southeasterly Corner of said 
homeplace all to the south of Said Line : the situation of which 
together with the other parts of Said Estate may more clearly 
& fully appear by the Foregoing Plan hereto Annexed; this 
Piece being mark'd in said Plan with the Letter E. 

We have Also Set to the said widow a piece of wood Land 
Lying in Kensington Containing five Acres which is five Acres 
off at the Easterly End of the seven Acre Piece of wood Land 
belonging to said Estate Lying in Kensington as Afores^ be- 
gining at the Easterly end at a hemlock stake spotted on four 
sides at Each Corner, & Runing westerly Carrying the whole 
wedth of said seven Acres forty Eight Rods & 19 Links & a half 
to a hemlock stake spotted on four sides, on the Southerly Side 
& a small hemlock tree spotted on four sides on the Northerly 
Side, which are the Easterly Bounds of two Acres on the West- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 245 

erly End Set to John hereafter Named which five Acres is mark'd 
in the foregoing Plan with the Letter M. 

We have also Set to Said widow the westerly End of the 
house in which the Said Intestate lived begining at the middle 
of the fore door & Runing through the Middle of the Chimney 
thence to a Post of the house by said chimney in the Cellar way 
and from Said Post on a strait line to the Easterly Side of the 
back Door all on the Westerly part of said line thro' the said 
house from Top to bottom Including the Cellar under the fore 
Room (Reserving the back Cellar with the Priviledge of the use 
of the cellar way & stairs to Sarah Dorothy & Lydia hereafter 
Named) Also Said Widow to have and Enjoy the Priviledge of 
the use of the Chamber Stairs as there shall be Occasion Also 
the Priviledge of the use & Improvement of the Well at the 
back Side of the house at all times as there shall be Occasion, 
Also the Priviledge of the yard before the house & out to the 
Road for Carrying wood & other Conveniences: We have also 
Set to said Widow the Easterly One third part of the Barn viz* 
Twenty feet in length or to the third Beam So as to Include the 
Easterly floor with a proportionable part of the barn yard 
Adjoining thereto and the priviledge of passing and Repassing 
in & out at the great Doors at the Northerly side as there shall 
be Occasion 

Secondly — We have set off to Mary Eaton Daughter to Said 
Intestate for her share in said Estate a Piece of Land Lying in 
Hampton falls aforesaid Containing four Acres, being part of 
the Pasture by Thomas Silleys and is the middle share of the 
five shares in said pasture. Bounded as follows viz' North 
Easterly on the highway nine Rods & one third as stakes and 
stones are there fix'd and to Extend south westerly between the 
shares of Anna & Sarah after Named thro' said Pasture to Land 
of Henry Robie to stakes & stones there fix'd at Each Corner 
by the fence being Eleven Rods & two thirds of a Rod wide 
Square a Cross at the south westerly End mark'd in the Plan 
with the Letter H. Also a piece of Land Lying in Hampton 



246 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

falls aforesaid Containing one Acre and a half, being the East- 
erly half of the three Acre piece of Land belonging to said 
Estate which is Lying in with Land of Benj^ Tilton, Bounded 
as follows viz beginning at the Easterly End & Runing westerly 
the whole wedth of said three Acres by Land of Benj^ aforesaid 
on Each Side to a hemlock stake set up in the middle of the 
length of said three Acres on the southerly side line, with the 
priviledge of passing and Repassing to & from the highway at 
the westerly End of said three Acres thro' the westerly half 
thereof as there shall be Occasion which piece of Land is mark'd 
in the afores*^ Plans with y^ Letter O Also Ten feet square of 
the Barn at the Northwesterly Corner: Also the southwest 
third part of the half of a sixty Acre Lot in Chester belonging 
to said Estate — 

Thirdly — We have set off to Anna Leavitt Daughter of Said 
Intestate for her part of said Estate a piece of Land Lying in 
Said Hampton falls Containing four Acres being part of the 
Pasture by Thomas Silleys and is the second share of five from 
the N westerly side of said Pasture Bounded as follows viz 
begining at a stake and stones by the Road Seven Rods and 
three quarters from the North Easterly Corner of Said Pasture, 
thence by said highway Eight Rods & twenty one Links of the 
chain to stake and stones, thence Runing south westerly from 
said highway carrying the whole wedth between the share of 
Mary aforesaid on the Southeasterly Side & Lucretia after 
named on the Northwesterly side thro' said Pasture to Land 
of Henry Roby aforesaid to stake & stones at Each Corner on 
the Southwesterly End by the fence, being Ten Rods and one 
third part of a Rod square a Cross at said Southwesterly end 
which piece is mark'd in the foregoing Plan with the Letter G. 

Also a Piece of Land Lying in Hampton falls afores*^ Contain- 
ing one Acre and a half being the westerly half of the three Acre 
piece of Land belonging to said Estate which is Lying in with 
Land of Benj^ Tilton aforesaid Bounded as follows viz* begining 
at the highway at the westerly End and Runing Easterly Carry- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 247 

ing the whole wedth of said three Acres by Land of the Said 
Benj'* on Each Side to a stake on the southerly Side in the 
middle of Said three Acres viz half the Length which piece is 
mark'd in said Plan with the Letter N. Also one third part 
of the westerly Ten feet of the Barn viz the middle third part 
of said ten feet in length which is ten feet square. Also one third 
part of the half of a sixty Acre Lot in the township of Chester in 
the fourth Division Lying by the Pond viz* the middle third 
part of that which belonged to said Estate 

Fourthly — We have Set off to Sarah Tilton Daughter of 
Said Intestate for her share in said Estate a Piece of Land Lying 
in Hampton falls Containing three Acres & one hundred and 
fifteen Rods being the second share from the southeast of the 
five shares in the Pasture by Thomas Silleys Bounded as follows 
viz begining at a stake and stones by the Road on the hill 
about five Rods and a half Northwesterly from where the 
Range of the Parsonage fence strikes the highway fence thence 
Northwesterly by said highway Eight Rods and three quarters 
to stake and stones from thence south westerly Carrying the 
whole wedth between the share set to Mary aforesaid & Dorothy 
after named thro' said Pasture to said southwesterly End by 
Land of the said Robie to stake & stones there fixed by said 
fence at Each Corner of said S. Westerly End being thirteen 
Rods a Cross said end as the fence goes which piece is mark'd 
on the Plan with the Letter L 

Also a Piece of Marsh Lying in Hampton falls afores*^ Lying 
below the falls Rivers mouth Containing One Acre & one hun- 
dred and Fifty Rods being about one third part of the marsh 
belonging to said estate and is the middle share of three Bounded 
as follows viz* begining at a stake fix'd on the southerly line 
fourteen Rods from the great Creek at the Easterly end & from 
thence Northerly a Cross said marsh to a stake by the Creek 
then fifteen Rods strait from the Easterly End there, and from 
said stakes to Extend Westerly Carrying the whole wedth of 
Said marsh twenty one Rods strait on the southerly & Northerly 



248 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

sides to the stakes there fixed on each side which piece is markd 
in the Plan with the Letter Q. Also one third part of the half 
of the sixty Acres of Land Lying in Raimond which belonged 
to said Estate viz the Northerly third part — 

Also the Bed room in the Northeasterly Corner of the back 
house with the fireplace in it and the Chamber over it with the 
Priviledge of Passing & Repassing thro' the great Room in said 
back house to & from Said bedroom and to Improve the Outer 
Door facing to the Road and to Enjoy the Priviledge of the Im- 
provement of the well as she shall have Occasion which belongs 
to said house and of Passing and Repassing to and from the 
yard before the great house which is to be Enjoyed in Common 
among all said heirs, we have Also Set to the said Sarah the 
westerly third part of the back Cellar under the great house & 
the Priviledge of the Cellar way — 

Also ten feet square in the Barn viz* from the third to the 
fourth Post the south side & Ten feet back with the priviledge of 
the use of the barn floor & a proportionable part of the barn 
yard also liberty of the use and Improvement of the Oven in the 
said back house as she shall have Occasion — 

Fifthly — We have Set off to Dolly Tilton Daughter to said 
Intestate for her share of said Estate a Piece of Land Lying in 
Hampton falls aforesaid Containing three Acres and one hun- 
dred and fifteen Rods being the Southeasterly share of the five 
shares in the Pasture by Thomas Silleys Bounded as follows 
viz* begining at stake & stones by the highway about five Rods 
& a half Northwesterly from where the Range of the Parsonage 
fence strikes the highway fence from thence south westerly on a 
strait line to Land of Henry Robie aforesaid to stake and stones 
by the fence there fixd, from thence south Easterly by said 
Robies to the Parsonage aforesaid four Rods and a half as the 
fence goes, thence N. Easterly & S. Easterly by said Parsonage 
to grapevine Run and thence by said Run to the highway & then 
by said highway to the stake and stones first mentioned, which 
is mark'd in the Plan with the Letter K. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 249 

Also a Piece of Marsh Lying in Hampton falls aforesaid near 
falls Rivers mouth Containing one Acre & one hundred and fifty 
Rods being about one third part of the marsh belonging to said 
Estate and is the Easterly share of the three, Bounded as follows 
viz*- Begining the Easterly end of said marsh & Extending west- 
erly Carrying the whole thereof fourteen Rods on the southerly 
side line to a stake there fix'd And fifteen Rods on the Northerly 
Side from the End up on a strait line to a stake there fix'd which 
piece is mark'd in the Plan with the Letter R. 

Also one third part of the half of the sixty Acres of Land 
Lying in Raimond which belonged to said Estate viz the middle 
third part. 

Also one third part of the back house aforesaid the westerly 
third part, begining at the Southeasterly Corner of the great 
Room of said house thence Runing to the middle of the fire place, 
and the Chamber over the same also the Priviledge of the use 
and improvement of the well belonging to said house & of passing 
and Repassing to the yard before the great house & the improv- 
ment of said yard for conveniency with others, also the middle 
third part of the Cellar under the back room of the great house 
with the priviledge of the improvment of the Cellar way as there 
shall be occasion Also ten feet square in the Barn viz the middle 
ten feet adjoyning to the Easterly side of the west barn floor 
with a proportionable part of the barnyard & use of the barn floor 

Sixthly — We have set off to Lucretia Hill Daughter to said 
Intestate for her share of Said Estate A Piece of Land Lying in 
said Hampton falls Containing three Acres & Ninety Rods being 
the Westerly share of the five, in the Pasture by Thom^ Silleys 
Bounded as follows ; begining at the Road being Seven Rods and 
three quarters wide at said Road to stake and stones there fix'd 
and to extend Southwesterly by Land of James Present the 
whole length of said Pasture to Land of the said Henry Robie, 
being Eight Rods & a quarter wide at said s. westerly end square 
a cross from said Presents Land to stake & stones there fix'd 
which piece of Land is mark'd in the Plan with the Letter F. 



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Also a piece of marsh Lying in Hampton falls near the Rivers 
mouth containing one Acre & one hundred and fifty Rods being 
about one third part of the marsh belonging to said Estate and 
is the westerly share of three, Bounded as follows viz* Begining 
at the westerly end of said marsh & to extend Easterly Carrying 
the whole wedth thereof to stakes at the easterly end there 
fix'd at each side of said marsh which are the westerly Bounds 
of Sarahs share aforesaid the stake on the southerly side is 
thirty five Rods from the Easterly End of said marsh & that on 
the Northerly side thirty Six Rods which are the length of the 
two easterly shares; said piece of marsh mark'd in the Plan with 
y« Letter P Also one third part of the half of a sixty Acre Lott 
of Land Lying in Chester in the forth Division belonging to said 
Estate viz the third part on that side Adjoyning to the Pond, 
Also Ten feet square of the Barn viz* the Southwesterly Corner 
thereof 

Seventhly — We have set off to Lydia Tilton Daughter to 
said Intestate for her share in said Estate a Piece of Land Lying 
in said Hampton falls Containing Five Acres and a half being 
part of the home place viz at the North Easterly Corner thereof, 
Bounded as follows viz* Begining at the stake and stones at the 
Northeasterly Corner of the said widows thirds thence Runing 
Northerly by Land of the aforesaid Ralph Cross to the said 
Northeast Corner of said home place, thence Westerly as the 
fence goes fourteen Rods & one third of a Rod to stake & stones 
there fix'd, from thence Southerly by a share set to Asa after 
named to the Line of the widows thirds aforesaid to stake and 
stones there fix'd, and from thence Easterly by said Widow's 
Twenty two Rods and three quarters to the place first men- 
tioned, together with the Priviledge of a way one Rod wide at 
the Northerly End of said Asa's share from the lower End of the 
Road where the gate is against the said Asa's share to come 
to the s*^ Lydia's which piece of Land to the Said Lydia is mark'd 
in the Plan aforesaid with the Letter D. 

Also one third part of the half of the sixty Acres of Land in 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 25I 

Raimond belonging to said Estate viz the third part on the 
Southerly Side thereof — 

Also One third part of the back house aforesaid viz* the Dary 
room at the southeasterly Corner and the Northeasterly part 
of the great Room in said back house viz begining at the South- 
easterly Corner thereof thence on a strait line to the middle of 
the fire place with the priviledge of the use of the oven therein also 
the use of the fore door of said back house and liberty to pass & 
Repass to the yard before the great house and the improvement 
of a Proportionable part of said yard with other for Conveniency 
and the Priviledge of the use and improvement of the well as she 
shall have Occasion which belongs to s*^ house — and the East- 
erly third part of the back Cellar under the great house with the 
priviledge of the use & Improvement of the Cellar way as there 
shall be Occasion Also Ten feet square of the barn viz the south- 
erly ten feet of the westerly barn floor & scaffold over it with a 
proportionable part of the barn yard — 

Eighthly — We have Set off to John Tilton Eldest son to said 
Intestate for his Double share in said Estate a Piece of Land 
Lying in said Hampton falls aforesaid Containing Eight Acres 
being part of the home place Bounded as follows viz* begining 
at the highway at the Northwesterly Corner of the part set to 
the widow of said homeplace, thence Easterly by said widow as 
the yard fence goes before the house to stake & stones even with 
the Easterly End of the house, thence Easterly by said widows 
still, thro' the Lot into the Pasture Down to the watering to a 
stake & stones by said widows line, which stake & stones is the 
Southwesterly Corner bound of the share set to Asa aforesaid, 
thence Northerly on the said Asa's westerly side nine Rods & 
three quarters to stake & stones which is the Southeasterly 
Corner bound of the share set to Daniel after named, thence 
westerly by Said Daniels parrallel with the said widows North- 
erly line to a stake & stones even with the East End of Jon» 
Perkins's Land, thence Northerly to said Perkins's southeast 
Corner Eleven Rods & a half, thence by said Perkins to the high- 



252 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

way and by said highway to the place first mentioned Reserving 
the way in from the Road, the yard before the house & barn yard 
as prick'd out upon the afores-^ Plan to be enjoyed in common 
and other Priviledges before & after named given to others, 
which are within the before Described Boundaries; as the Build- 
ings are upon the said Eight Acres as appears by the Plan afore- 
said, which Piece is mark'd therein with the Letter A. Also the 
Easterly fore Room of the House with the Chamber & Garret over 
it and the southerly half of the Cellar with a Priviledge of the im- 
provement of the Cellar way Also Ten feet of the length of the 
barn & twenty feet in the wedth which is next to the widows 
third part of said Barn being on the southerly part of said ten 
feet of s'* barn with the priviledge of the use of the barn floor & 
barn yard 

Also a Piece of Land Lying in Kensington aforesaid being 
part of the Seven Acres of wood Land Lying there belonging to 
said Estate the westerly two Acres begining at the westerly 
End & Extending Easterly Twenty one Rods & Nine Links & a 
half to a hemlock stake spotted on four sides on the south side 
and a small hemlock tree spotted on four sides on the Northerly 
side which piece is mark'd in the Plan with the Letter L. 

Also the half of the Forty Acre Lot of Land in Chester in the 
fifth Division Number 77. 

Ninthly — ■ We have Set off to Daniel Tilton son to the said 
Intestate for his share in said estate a Piece of Land Lying in 
said Hampton falls Containing five Acres And a half bounded 
as follows viz* begining at the highway which leads to the Saw 
mill by the North Easterly Corner of the said Jon* Perkins's 
Lot, thence Southerly by said Perkins's & Extending Eleven 
Rods & a half further on the same Course to a stake & stones 
thence Easterly Parrallel with the aforesaid widows Northerly 
Line Down into the watering to a stake & stones by the westerly 
side of the share set to Asa aforesaid Nine Rods & three quarters 
northerly from the said widows Line, from thence Northerly by 
said Asa's share to the aforesaid highway thirty Rods and a 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 253 

third from the North Easterly Corner of said homeplace thence 
westerly by said highway to the place first mentioned twenty 
five Rods which piece of Land is mark'd in the Plan with the 
Letter B. 

Also One half of the half of One hundred and twenty Acre 
Lot Lying in the Township of Weare N" 63 viz the Westerly 
half of that half which belongs to said Estate. 

Also the westerly half of the back room under the Roof of 
the great house where the fire place is with half of said fire 
place and the Southerly half of the bed room at the North- 
easterly Corner of said great house with such a part of the 
Chamber and garret over said parts of Rooms also the North- 
westerly quarter part of the Cellar under the Easterly End of 
the house with the Priviledge of the use of the Cellar way into 
the same with the priviledge of the use of the well & the yard 
before said house also of passing & Repassing thro' y^ fore 
Room 

Also ten feet square of the barn viz the next 10 feet on the 
back side of the barn next to the widows third part with the 
priviledge of the use of the barn floor & a proportionable part 
of the Improvement of the barn yard — 

Tenthly — We have Set off to Asa Tilton Son of the said 
Intestate for his share in said Estate a Piece of Land Lying in 
Said Hampton falls Containing six Acres being part of the 
home place Bounded as follows, viz begining at the highway 
which leads to the sawmill aforesaid at a stake and stones by 
said way Twenty five Rods Easterly from the Said Perkins's 
N. East Corner from thence southerly by the share of Daniel 
aforesaid in part and part by said Johns to the said widows 
Northerly line to stake and stones there fix'd forty nine Rods 
and three quarters from the N. Easterly Corner of the said 
widows aforesaid, thence Easterly by said widows twenty seven 
Rods to stake & stones, thence Northerly by the share set to 
Lydia aforesaid to stake and stones by the fence fourteen Rods 
& one third of a Rod westerly from the North Easterly Corner 



254 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of said home place & from thence westerly by the fence to a 
stake and stones by the way aforesaid which is the place first 
mentioned Reserving the priviledge of the one Rod way on the 
Northerly End given to Lydia as aforesaid which piece of Land 
is mark'd in the Plan with the Letter G. 

Also one half of the half of that One hundred and Twenty 
Acre Lot Lying in the township of Weare N° 63 which belonged 
to Said Estate viz the Easterly half 

Also the Easterly half of the back room in the great house 
where the fire place is with the Easterly half of s"^ fire place also 
the northerly half of the bedroom at the Northeasterly Corner 
of said house with the parts of the chamber & garret that is over 
said Rooms 

Also the Northeasterly quarter part of the Cellar under said 
Easterly end of the house with the priviledge of the use of the 
Cellar way into the same and the Priviledge of the use of the 
well & the yard before said house also of Passing & Repassing 
thro' the fore room to come to said back room 

Also Ten feet square of the barn viz the Northerly side Ten 
feet by the easterly side of the westerly barn floor with the 
Priviledge of the use of the barn floor and a proportionable part 
of the barn yard. 

The meaning is that the three Daughters viz Mary Anna & 
Lucretia to whom we have set the westerly ten feet of the Barn 
shall Enjoy liberty of Passing and Repassing to and from the 
same by Enjoying a proportionable priviledge in the barn yard 
& use of the barn floor — & one passing thro' the others part as 
they shall have occasion — 

Thus have we made the Division of the Real Estate of the 
said John Tilton Deceased Intestate to & among the widow & 
Children of said Intestate first setting ofT one full third part 
thereof to the said widow, & Dividing the other two thirds into 
Ten Equel parts & setting ofT two of those parts to the Eldest 
son and a single part or share to each of the other Children 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 255 

And this we make as a Return of our Doings herein Dated at 
Hampton falls January i"' 1773. 

Jonathan Tilton 

Henry Robie \ Committee 

Jeremiah Lane 



THEODORE HILTON 1769 NEWMARKET 

[Administration on the estate of Theodore Hilton granted to 
Joseph Hilton March 29, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 369.] 

[Bond of Joseph Hilton, with Bradstreet Gilman and Josiah 
Adams as sureties, all of Newmarket, husbandmen, in the sum 
of £500, March 29, 1769, for the administration of the estate of 
Theodore Hilton of Newmarket; witnesses, William Parker, 
Samuel Hale, Jr.] 

[Warrant, March 29, 1769, authorizing Edward Hilton and 
Henry Wiggin, both of Newmarket, husbandmen, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 12, 1769; amount, £221. i. o; signed by 
Henry Wiggin and Edward Hilton.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts as per inventory; 
expenditures, £523. 7. o; mentions "Bringing up four Children 
from their father's Death till 7 years old"; filed April 26, 1769.] 

[Petition of Joseph Hilton, administrator, Aug. 10, 1774, for 
a commission in insolvency. The court appointed Walter 
Bryent and Joseph Doe, trader, both of Newmarket.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Jan. 10, 1775; amount, 
£10. 14. 4; signed by Walter Bryent and Joseph Doe.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £19. 6. o>2 ; expendi- 



256 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

tures, £18. 6. o>^; mentions a widow and a coroner's inquest; 
allowed Jan. 14, 1775.] 



SAMUEL OILMAN 1769 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen. The first day of April in the Year 
of our lord one Thousand Seven hundred & Sixty nine — I 
Samuel Gilman of Exeter in the Province of New Hamp"^ Yeo- 
man, Being Sick & weak in Body * * * And as Touching 
such worldly Estate wherewith it Hath Pleased God to Bless me 
in this life, I give, Devise, and Dispose of the Same in manner & 
form following; that is to Say, in the first place I give & Bequeath 
to my Hon'^'^ mother one Eighth part of a Gristmill in the parish 
of Brentwood at a place Call'd Coppyholt and all so one Eighth 
part of the privilidge and appurtenances to the Same belonging, 
And Allso Three pounds Lawfull money which is in the Hands 
of my Father — 

Secondly, — I give to my Brother Bartholomew Gilman one 
Quarter part of a Sawmill in Brentwood at a place Call'd 
Coppyholt and one Quarter part of the privilidge Iron work & 
appurtenances belonging to the Same, and allso a mill Saw which 
is at Said mill. And Allso five Sheep that are let out to Henry 
Stell, And Allso all my book Accounts, — And whoom I likewise 
Constitute, make, & ordain my only & Sole Executor, of this my 
last will & Testament — 

Third 'y I give to my Brother Nathaniel Gilman a forty Acre 
lott of land in Gilmantown which lott is Number Twenty Eight 
in the first Range of lotts in the first proposed parish & was laid 
out to the original Right of Joseph Baker Deceas'd, and allso one 
Eighth part of a Gristmill in Brentwood at a place Call'd 
Coppyholt and one Eighth part of the privilidge & apurtenance's 
belonging to the Same — and allso my Shoe & Knee buckels & 
Sieve buttons and all my wearing apparell Except what Shall be 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 257 

hereafter mentioned, and allso my Desk and three pounds Law- 
full money which is in the hands of my Father — 

4th ly I gjye ^Q fny Brother Joseph Gilman one Yoak of oxen 
and one large Timber Chain, and a Note of Hand against Daniel 
Clerk of Brentwood for Six thousand feet of Boards & three 
Thousand Shingles, and allso my gun, & five Sheep which are in 
the Posession of my Father. 

^thiy J gjyg ^Q jyiy Brother Summersbee Gilman my great Coat 
and Lapell Broadcloth Ditto and my Second best Hatt & wigg — 

5thiy J Give to my Nephew Samuel Gilman Son of my Brother 
Nicholas Gilman, one Hundred acre Lott of Land in Gilman town 
it Being the lott Number Two in the Seventh Range of lotts in 
the last Division or Laying out of Said Township, and allso five 
Sheep which are now in the hands of John Glidden of said Exe- 
ter * * * 

Samuel Gilman 

[Witnesses] Nicolas Nicolls, Mary Gage. 
[Proved July 26, 1769.] 



NATHANIEL ADAMS 1769 PORTSMOUTH 

[Inventory of the estate of Nathaniel Adams of Portsmouth, 
merchant, attested April 3, 1769; amount, £4749. i. 8>^; signed 
by Thomas Martin and William Whipple; attested by John 
Parker as administrator.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 13, 1769, authorizing Thomas Martin and 
William Whipple, both of Portsmouth, merchants, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 

[Warrant, March 22, 1771, authorizing Samuel Hale, Samuel 
Penhallow, and Joshua Brackett, physician, all of Portsmouth, 
to set off the widow's dower.] 

Pursuant to the within Warrant We have set off to the said 
Elizabeth Adams Widow of the said Nath^ Adams Dec"* for her 



258 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

full Third of said Deceased's Real Estate that part of said Estate 
joining to Queen Street in Portsmouth with the Buildings thereon 
Bounded Southerly by Queen Street, Westerly sixty eight feet 
by the Street Leading to the Parade, Northerly by said De- 
ceased's remaining Land, Easterly thirty nine feet by Jacob 
Sheafes Land, and the Pew Below in the South end of Doctor 
Langdon's Meeting House, We have also Set off to said Widow 
about half an acre of Land in Durham with the House and other 
Buildings thereon formerly owned by Derry Pitman, and about 
Six Acres of Land in said Durham belonging to said Estate 
Purchased of Winborn Adams by the Deceased — 
Portsmouth April 11*^ 1771 — 

Samuel Hale 
Sam^ Penhallow 
Joshua Brackett 

[List of claims, April 13, 1771; amount, £5711. 18. i]4-] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed. £2855. 19. 0)4', 
allowed Oct. i, 1773.] 

[Petition of Joseph Whipple of Portsmouth, Sept. 6, 1773, for 
the recovery of his property amounting to £69. 15. o, inventoried 
as property of the deceased.] 

[Additional inventory, filed Sept. 29, 1773; amount, £127. 10. 
o; signed by Thomas Martin and William Whipple.] 

[Warrant, April 12, 18 14, authorizing Samuel Newhall, trader, 
Benjamin Akerman and Joseph Y. Burgin, gentlemen, all of 
Portsmouth, to appraise the remaining estate.] 

[Petition of Elizabeth Adams, April 13, 1814, that adminis- 
tration be granted to her son, Nathaniel Adams of Portsmouth, 
John Parker, former administrator, being deceased; witness, 
Deborah Sparhawk.] 

[Administration de bonis non granted to Nathaniel Adams 
April 16, 1 8 14.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 259 

[Bond of Nathaniel Adams, with James Sheafe and John 
Haven as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of .^4000, April 
12, 1 8 14, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Ben- 
jamin W. Adams, Thomas Cooper.] 

[Petition of the administrator, April 16, 18 14, for license to 
sell the reversion of the widow's dower; granted the same day.] 

[Inventory, attested June 14, 1814; amount, .?i353.oo; signed 
by Benjamin Akerman and Samuel NewhalL] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, ^2429.00; expendi- 
tures, ^166.50; allowed June 15, 1814.] 

[Additional distribution of ^2265.90 to creditors; allowed 
Aug. 19, 1814.] 



JOHN FERGUSON 1769 PELHAM 

In the Name of God, Amen, I John Forgason of Pellham In 
The Province of New Hampshire Esq'" Being Verry Sick & Week 
In Body * * * 

Imprimis I Give and Bequeath unto Jane my Dearely Beloved 
Wife The Use and Improvement of All my Estate Both Real & 
personal Till my Eldest Son John Forgeuson Jun"" shall arive To 
y Age of Twenty one years (if she shall Remain single Till 
that Time) or till the Time That he would arive to That age if 
then Surviveing, she paying my Just Debts Funerall Charge & 
To Bring up my Children out of the Incum of my Estate without 
making any Embarrasments thereon on Further Demands on s"^ 
Estate for the Bringing up my S'^ Children (then the Incum of 
my s"* Estate) I allso Give to her my s*^ wife the use and Im- 
provement of my s'^ Estate as much Longer then That Term as 
she Shall Keep my s^ Family together and Maintain my said 
Children & Keep my Buildings In Repare: And if my s^ wife 
Shall marry Before That Time is expired She Is then to have 
only her Thirds In my s*^ estate as In Case of Intestates, and 



260 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

the other Two Thirds of s^ estate the use & Incum thereof Is to 
be Laid out for the maintainance of my Chilldren : & if she Re- 
mains single Til my s*^ Eldest Son John Shall arive To Twenty 
one years (if He Shall Survive) & if he Shall not Survive to that 
age at y" Time my oldest Surviving Son Shall Arive To y^ Age 
of Twenty one years My will is That the whole of my s'^ estate 
That Shall Then Remain Both Real and personall Shall be Di- 
vided In the Following maner (viz) The one Third part thereof 
to be set of To my Said wife as In Case of Intestats (provided 
she Doth not marry & Take her Thirds as afores"^ Before that 
Time) And the other Two Thirds of s*^ Estate I Give & Bequeath 
To my Five Sons and Two Daughters Namely To John Forgoson 
Jun', James Forgoson, David Forgoson, George Forgoson & 
Jonathan Forgoson (y« s^ Jonathan being an Infant about four- 
teen Days old) & To Sarah Forgoson and Betty Forgoson 
Daughters of me y^ s*^ Testator my s'^ Five Sons to Have Equal 
shares and my said Two Daughters is To have but only one half 
so much each as one of my said sons That Is To Say To my s"^ 
sons before named one Sixth part Each and my Said Two 
Daughters one Twelfth part each of s*^ estate. 

Item I allso Give & Bequeath to my s^ sons and Daughters all 
y« Reversion of my s<^ estate That Shall Remain after my s^ 
Wifes Deceass To be Divided In the Same Manner as above 
mentioned, And if any of my s*^ Chilldren Shall Decease befor 
they arive To Twenty one years of age their part so Deceast To 
be equally Divided amongst their surviveing Brothers and 
Sisters 

And whereas I Some Time Since Took a Deed of Jabesh Gage 
of a Certain Tract of Meadow and upland Situate In s"^ Pellham 
being part of y" meadows Called Gouldings Meadows For the 
Security of Certain Debts Due from him to me The Ballance 
whereof Now Remaining Due to me being Six pounds Thirteen 
Shillings Sterling mony of Great Britain, I Do Therefere Author- 
ise and Impower my s<^ Executrix on y« s'^ Jabeshs or his Heirs 
paying the afors<* sum of Six pounds Thirteen Shillings Sterling 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 26 1 

mony as afores"^ with the Lawfull Intrest for the Same In one 
year from the Date hereof To Give a Releass Back to him or his 
Heirs of s'^ Lands and Meadows so Rec^ of him (if paid in one 
year from this Date) . 

Item I Do Hereby Constitute appoint ordain and make my 
Said Wife my Sole Executrix of This my Last will and Testa- 
ment, And Do Hereby utterly Revoak, Disalow, and Disanull 
All & every other & Former Testaments wills Leagacys and 
Bequest and executors by me any ways before Named willed 
and Bequeathed Rattifying & Conferming this and no other to 
be my Last Will & Testament. In wittness whereof I the Said 
John Forgorson have Hereunto Set my hand and Seal this 
fourth Day of April In the Ninth year of His Majisty's Reign 
Annoqu domini: 1769. 

John Fergoson 

[Witnesses] Robert Stuart, Robet Nevens Ju, Jn° Varnum. 
[Proved June 7, 1769.] 

[Warrant, June 7, 1769, authorizing Robert Moore of Lon- 
donderry and Robert Nevins of Pelham, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, June 27, 1769; amount, £338. 15. 8; signed by 
Robert Moore and Robert Nevins, Jr.] 

[Bond of James Gibson of Pelham, with Robert Nevins, Jr., 
of Pelham and Joseph Wright of Salem as sureties, in the sum of 
£1000, Feb. I, 1774, for the administration of the estate, with 
will annexed ; witnesses, John Parker, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £239. 14. 7; expendi- 
tures, £36. 9. 2; mentions "2 Days settHng with M^ Wall who 
married the widow"; allowed Oct. 29, 1778.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 24, 1779, authorizing David Butler, Jacob 
Butler, Jr., Joshua Atwood, Barnabas Gibson, and Caleb Butler, 
all of Pelham, to divide the real estate.] 



262 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

State of New Hampshire Rockingham ss 

Whereas we the Subscribers being a Committee Appointed 
by the Hon^i^ PhilHps White Esq^ Judge of the Probate of Wills, 
&c. for Said County to divide the Real Estate of John Ferguson 
late of Pelham in Said County Esq'' deceased, among his Children 
according to his last Will and Testament — 

In Obedience theirunto we have Proceeded to divide Said Es- 
tate accordingly, and make Return of the Same as followeth (viz) 

To John Ferguson we have Set off 2/10 of the whole of Said 
Real Estate, Bounded as followeth (viz) beginning at a Stake and 
Stones Standing on the westerly Bank of Beaver Brook So 
Called, it being the South Easterly Corner of Said division thence 
W. ii'i S. 43 Poles, to a Stake and Stones, thence N 6"^ W. 34 
Poles to a Stake and Stones, thence W 18*^ N. 34 Poles to a 
Stake and Stones, Standing by the Road from the Meeting House 
to Philip Richardson's thence Southerly by Said Road untill it 
comes to the Road from Said Meeting House to Daniel Barker's, 
thence westerly by the last mentioned Road to the land of James 
Barnard thence Easterly by land of Said Barnard and Philip 
Richardson to Beaver Brook, thence Down Said Brook to the 
Bound first mentioned — also another Lott of Land Lying South 
westerly from Said Meeting House Called Broad Meadow Lott, 
Bounded as followeth (viz) Beginning on Dracutt line at a Stake 
and Stones Standing by the Northeasterly Side of the Meadow, 
thence Northeasterly on Said Dracutt line to land of Thomas 
Spafford thence Southeasterly by land of Said Spafford and 
William Wyman about 63 Poles to a Pine Stump, thence North- 
easterly by land of Said Wyman 22 Roads to a Pine tree, thence 
Southerly by land of the Gages about 62 Poles to a Pine tree, 
thence Northwesterly by land of Samuel Davise about 60 Rods to 
a Pine Tree thence Northwesterly through Said Lott, to the Bound 
first mentioned Together with ^th of all the Buildings on the 
Meeting House Farm So Called, which Belonged to Said Deceased. 

To James Ferguson we have set off 2/10*^ of y^ whole of said 
Estate Bounded as followeth (viz) Beginning at a stake & stones 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 263 

on y* Westerly Bank of Beaver Brook The Southeasterly Corner 
of John^ Division and from thence Westerly by said John^ Line 
and Bounds, to the Road from y^ meeting House to s'^ Philip 
Richardson^ and thence southerdly by s^ Road about 41 Poles 
to a stake & stones and thence E 22"^ N 49 Pole, & thence E J4 
Degree North to an Ash Tree standing on y^ Bank of y^ afors^ 
Brook 36 K Poles and thence Northerdly up s^ Brook to the 
Bounds first mentioned also another Piece of Land Lying West- 
erly of said Meetinghouse Bounded thus (viz) Beginning at a 
Pine Stump the southwesterly Corner of y^ Premises and thence 
Northeasterly by Land of Joseph Richardson to the Road From 
Dan^ Barkers to said meetinghouse and thence by s*^ Road to 
said house and thence Westerly of s'^ House and by Land of the 
Rev* Amos Moody to the southerly Line of y^ Whole Farm and 
thence Northwesterly by the last mentioned line to the Bound 
First mentioned — Also another Piece of Land Lying South- 
westerly of said Meetinghouse Being a Part of a Lott Known by 
y^ name of broad Meadow Lott the Part is bounded as Followeth 
(viz) Beginning at a stake and stones on Dracutt Line y® North- 
westerly Corner of John^ Division and thence South Easterly 
Through said Lott to a Pine Tree and thence south Westerly by 
Land of Sam* Davis & Dan' Butler to a Stake and Stones on a 
Cobble Hill about 72 Pole and thence Northerly by said Butlers 
Line to y« afors** Dracutt Line about 48 Pole and Thence North- 
easterly by Dracutt line to y^ Bound first mentioned To Gether 
with the ^^^ Part of all the Buildings on this Farm Called the 
Meetinghouse farm 

To Sarah Ferguson we have Set off i/io**' of the whole of Said 
deceas** real Estate, Bounded as followeth (viz) Beginning at an 
ash Tree Standing on the westerly Bank of Beaver Brook so 
calH, it being the southeasterly Corner Bound of James's divi- 
sion, thence westerly by James's line & bounds to the Road from 
the jVIeeting House to Philip Richardsons, thence Southerly by 
Said Road to the Dwelling House, thence Easterly on the North- 
erly Side of Said dwelling house to the Northeasterly Corner of 



264 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

the School-house, thence Southerly Crossing the road by the 
Rev. M'' Moody's Easterly line to the Southerly line of the whole 
Farm, thence Easterly by Said line to Beaver Brook, thence up 
said brook Crossing the Road To the Bound first Mentioned, 
together with the one fifth part of all the Buildings Standing on 
the Farm Call'd the Meeting House farm. — 

To Betty Ferguson we have Set off i/io*'^ of the Real Estate 
of the Said deceased bounded as followeth (viz) beginning at a 
Stake and Stones on the westerly side of the Road it Being the 
Northeasterly Corner Bound of Said division, thence S. 50^ W. 
to a Stake Standing on the Southwesterly line of the whole farm, 
thence S. 62 '^ E. by land of John Butler Jr to a heap of Stones 
21 Rods, thence N. 48 'i E. by Said Butlers land to the road 
thence Northerly about 17 Roads to the Bound first Mentioned, 
together with another Peice of land Lying Round the Barn, 
bounded as followeth (viz) beginning at the Road on Dracutt 
line, thence Southerly by Said Road about 18 Rods to a Stake 
and Stones, thence W i>^ N 20 Rods to a stake and Stones 
Standing on dracutt line thence Northeasterly by Dracutt line 
to the first mentioned Bound, also one fifth Part of all the Build- 
ings on the farm Called Gumpass farm. Still Reserving to the 
three Heirs whose divisions fall in this farm a Priviledge Peace- 
abley to Injoy their Parts in the Buildings on Said farm 

To George Ferguson we have set off 2/10*'' of the whole Real 
Estate of the said Deceased Bounded as followeth (viz) Begin- 
ning at a stake and stones at y^ Northwest corner of this division 
and thence by land of John Butler Jr south 62^ East 32 Pole to a 
stake & stones thence North 46^^'^ East 150 Poles to a stake and 
stones thence south 66"* East 13 Pole to an Ash Tree standing by 
the Brook thence up and by said Brook about 66 Pole to a stake 
and stones by the Old Causeway and thence N 51^* E 20 Poles to 
a stake & stones by the road thence N 59^^ East 52 Poles to a 
stake and stones thence Northerly by land of Daniel Butler to a 
heap of stones 46 Pole thence Southwesterly by the north line of 
the whole farm to the road, and thence South by the Road 16 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 265 

Pole to a stake and stones on y« Westerly side of s"* Road thence 
West I }4^ North 20 Poles to Dracutt line so Called to a stake and 
stones thence By said Dracutt Line to the Bound First men- 
tioned. Also ^*^ Part of all the Buildings on the farm Called 
Gumpass farm still reserving to the three Heirs whose Division 
fall on this farm a Priviledge Peaceably to Injoy their Part in the 
Buildings on said farm — 

To Jonathan Ferguson we have sit off 2/10*'* Part of the whole 
Estate Real of the said deceased which Part is Bounded as Fol- 
loweth viz Beginning at a stake and stones at the North west 
corner of this Division and the south west Corner of George^ 
Division and thence South 62*^ East 32 Pole to a stake and stones 
Being y« North West Corner of Bettys Division thence North 
50<^ East to a stake and Stones on y« Westerly side of the Road, 
thence south by said Road 16 Poles to the southerdly Line of y« 
whole farm thence Easterly by Land of John Butler Ju' by a 
Pine Tree marked to a heap of stones thence by Land of Daniel 
Butler North 62 Poles to a heap of stones thence S 59^ West 52 
Poles to a stake and stones on the westerly side of the road thence 
south 51"^ west 20 Poles to a stake and stones by the Causeway 
and thence by and Down the Brook to an Ash Tree standing 
by s^ Brook about 66 Poles thence North 66^^ west 13 Poles to a 
stake and stones and thence south 46 >^^ West to the Bound 
First mentioned Together with Two Fifth Parts of all the Build- 
ings on this Farm Called Gumpass farm — 

All and severally the Division within and above Described are 
made to the Best of our Judgment agreeable to the warrant 
Directed to us under y'' hand of the Hon^ Philips White Esq' 
Judge of Probate for this County — and in Testimony of this 
our Doings We have hereunto set our hand this 6*'' Day of 
December Annoque Domini 1779 

David Butler 
Jacob Butler Ju' 
Caleb Butler 
Bar^ Gibson 



266 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Additional account of the administrator; receipts, £234. 19. 5; 
expenditures, £227. 16. o; allowed June 28, 1780.] 



JOSEPH GRAVES 1769 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Graves granted to 
Martha Graves April 4, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 368.] 

[Warrant, April 4, 1769, authorizing Joseph Young, gentle- 
man, and Walter Bryent, Jr., both of Newmarket, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Guardianship of Phineas Graves, minor, aged more than 14 
years, granted to William Graves April 22, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 367.] 

[Inventory, July 24, 1769; amount, £65. 17. o; signed by Jo- 
seph Young and Walter Bryent, Jr.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Sept. 4, 1769; amount, 
£148. 14. 8; signed by Joseph Smith and Walter Bryent, Jr.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £18. 19. i; al- 
lowed April 2'], 1770.] 

Province of New Hamp^ Durham March 19*'' 1770 — 
We the Subscribers haveing Surveyed the whole of the Real 
Estate Belonging to the Estate of Joseph Graves Late of said 
Durham Deceas'' In order to Proportion Set of and Ascertain 
the widow Martha Graves Relict to said Deceased her Right of 
Dower Or thirds In said Real Estate which we have Done in the 
follows Manner (viz) of the Lands of the said Graves which Con- 
tains fifteen Acres and Ninty Six Square Rods In the whole as by 
the Plan hereunto Annexed we Have Set of four Acres and 
Ninety Six Square Rods of said Land & Bounded the Same as 
follows Beginning at the Easterly Corner of said Land, & on the 



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Highway & to Run by said way South 27 Degrees West Eleven 
Rods & one half rod then to Run North 62 Degrees West Carry- 
ing the full wedth of Eleven rods & one half rod from Land of 
M' Thomas Ham's on the Northerly side thereof untill it Meet 
the Lands Belonging to Walter Bryent J"" Agreeable to a pricked 
Line In the Plan annexed — Also of the House we have set of to 
said widow the Small Addition Consisting of one room set up at 
the Easterly End of the old part of said house Also of the Barn 
we have set of as aforesaid the Easterly End thereof as far as the 
East post & Girt of the fioor of said Barn and also of a Small 
Share in Pisscasseck Mills & Lot Belonging to said mills which 
was the Estate of said Deceased we do set of to said Widow to 
Improve the said Mills one third part of that Proportion of time 
which Appertaineth to the Estate of said Graves Deceased Ac- 
cording to the usual Costom of said mills & to follow in Im- 
provement the Other two third parts Belonging to the said 
Estate — and Also do Allow said widow to have a way of one rod 
wide from the house to the Barn aforement*^ 

Joseph Smith 
Walter Bryent J"" 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £44. 14. o; expendi- 
tures, £25. 14. 1 1 ; allowed April 26, 1770.] 



BENJAMIN BARKER 1769 PELHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Barker of Pelham, 
husbandman, granted to his widow, Mary Barker, April 10, 
1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 232.] 

[Bond of Mary Barker, with David Cummings and Caleb 
Butler, husbandmen, as sureties, all of Pelham, in the sum of 
£300, April 10, 1769, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Daniel Barker, Ebenezer Webster.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 269 

[Inventory, April 9, 1769; amount, £494. 15. 11; signed by 
Samuel Butler and Amos Gage.] 



SHADRACH WEYMOUTH 1769 DURHAM 

In the Name of God Amen the fifteenth day of April Annoque 
Domini One thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine I Shadrach 
Waymouth of Durham in the Province of New Hampshire in 
New England Ship Wright Being Weak of Body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to Elizabeth my well Beloved wife 
all my Estate Both real Personal & mixed — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my son Joseph Waymouth five 
shillings to be paid By my Executrix hereinafter named within 
ten Years Next after my Decease — 

Item I Give to my Daughter Hannah Johnson five shillings 
to be paid By my Exec^ herein After Named within fourteen 
Years Next after my Decease — 

Item I Give to my Son George Waymouth five shillings to be 
paid By my Exect'' hereinafter Named within fourteen Years 
Next after my Decease — 

Item I Give to my Son Timothy Gotten Waymouth five shil- 
lings to be paid By my Exec^ hereinafter Named at the time Last 
ment*^ 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Eunice Waymouth five Shil- 
lings to be paid By my Exec^ hereinafter Named within fourteen 
Years Next after my Decease 

Item I Give to my Son James Waymouth five Shillings to be 
paid By my ExeC" hereinafter Named within fourteen Years Next 
After my Decease 

Item I Give to my son Samuel Waymouth five shilling to be 
paid by my Execut'' hereinafter Named within fourteen Years 
Next After my Decease 

Item I Give to my Daughter Sarah Waymouth five shillings 
to be paid By my Execute hereinafter Named within fourteen 
Years Next After my Decease — 



270 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Lastly I Appoint my Well Beloved wife Eliz*'' Waymouth sole 
Executrix * * * 

Shadrach Wamouth 

[Witnesses] John Tash, Andrew Sherburn, Walter Bryent J'. 
[Proved May 26, 1769.] 



GEORGE RICKER 1769 SOMERSWORTH 

In the Name of God Amen, the Seventeenth Day of April one 
Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine I George Ricker of 
Somersworth in the province of New Hampshire in New England 
Husbandman, being weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis, I give & bequeath to My dearly beloved Wife Zebina 
Ricker the improvement of all my lands together with y« build- 
ings thereon standing, & all y" appurtenances & priviledges 
thereunto belonging, during her Natural life. 

Item, I give & bequeath to My S*^ beloved Wife Zebina all 
my stock of Creatures 

Item, I give & bequeath to my s"* beloved Wife Zebina y^ 
use & improvement of all My Household good during her Natural 
life. 

Item its my Will that My S*^ Wife Zebina receive all My out- 
standing debts Bills or bonds & that she discharge my lawfull 
Debts with y same, so far as they will go, & what shall be lacking 
towards y« discharging of all my debts, it is my will that she 
sells so Much of My lands as is Needfull in order to the discharg- 
ing of all My debts. 

Item, I give & bequeath to My beloved Son Ephraim Ricker 
the one half of my lands which shall remain after all my debts 
are discharged, lying all along upon the Notherly side of my 
Remaining lands, after y« dicease of My S'^ beloved wife, to him 
his Heirs And assigns for ever. 

Item, I give & bequeath to my beloved Son James Ricker y« 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 27 1 

Other half My lands which shall remain after all my debts are 
discharged lying all a long upon the Southerly side of My remain- 
ing lands with the House barn & orchard thereon standing 
(excepting y improvement of part of the House as may be here- 
after Mentioned) after y" decease of my said beloved wife, to 
him his Heirs and assigns forever. 

Item I give and bequeath to My three beloved Daughters, 
Betty Fall, Dorothy Moore & Molly Ricker three Cows, that is 
to say, one Cow to each of them, to be equally paid to them by 
my two s"^ beloved sons Ephraim Ricker & James Ricker, 
within one Year after the decease of My said beloved wife 
Zebina 

Item I give and bequeath to My S*^ beloved Son James Ricker 
one bed with the furniture to the same belonging, after y decease 
of My Said beloved Wife Zebina. 

Item I give & bequeath to my s^ beloved Daughter Molly 
Ricker one bed with y« furniture to the same belonging after y« 
decease of My s<* beloved Wife Zebina. 

Item I give & bequeath to My s^ beloved Daughter Molly 
Ricker the use & Improvement of y west room in my dwelling 
House after y« decease of my Said beloved wife Zebina so long 
as she shall remain in a single state of life. 

All y^ rest of My Estate I give & bequeath to my s*^ beloved 
Wife Zebina, her Heirs & assigns for ever. 

Item I do hereby make & ordain my s'^ Wife Zebina Ricker 
my Sole Executrix * * * 

His 

George X Ricker 

Mark 

His 
[Witnesses] Samuel Jones, Daniel Pike, Benjamin X Jones. 

Mark 
[Proved July 26, 1769.] 

[Warrant, July 26, 1769, authorizing John Wentworth and 



272 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Moses Carr, physician, both of Somersworth, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 22, 1769; amount, £158. 2. 6; signed by 
John Wentworth and Moses Carr.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 2.] 



HANNAH JACKSON 1769 MADBURY 

In the Name of God amen this Seventeenth Day of April 
annoque Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred & Sixty Nine. 
I Hannah Jackson of Madbury in the Province of Newhampshire 
Widow Being Sick & weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis I will and Bequeath all my Estate Both Real and 
Personal whersoever the Same may be found to my three Grand 
Children, Namely, Merebah Leathers Louis Leathers and Enoch 
Leathers Equally Divided Between them, and to their Hiers and 
assigns forever. 

I Do hereby Constitute and Appoint Benjamin Hill of Mad- 
bury afors'^ Yeoman to be my Executor * * * 

her 

Hannah X Jackson 

Mark 

[Witnesses] Eb' Demerit, Joseph Bussell, Frances Drew Juner. 
[Proved Dec. 26, 1770.] 



PATRICK TAGGART 1769 MERRIMACK 

[Administration on the estate of Patrick Taggart of Merrimack 
granted to John McLaughlin April 18, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 366.] 

[Bond of John McLaughlin of Bedford, yeoman, with John 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 273 

Goffe of Derryfield and Thomas Simpson of Deerfield as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, April 18, 1769, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Clement March, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, attested July 24, 1769; amount, £147. 4. i ; signed 
by Daniel Moore and Robert Walker; mentions John Mc- 
Laughlin, Jr., administrator, as son-in-law of the deceased.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 2'], 1769, authorizing John Goffe of Derryfield 
and James Underwood of Litchfield to receive claims against the 
estate.] 

[List of claims, May 2, 1770; amount, £42. 6. 11^; signed by 
John Goffe and James Underwood.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £121. 19. 3; expendi- 
tures, £62. I. I ; mentions John Taggart, brother of the deceased, 
and "allowance for Martha Taggarts sickness & funeral Charges 
Paying the Doc &c .... allowance to the accountants wife 
being a Daughter of the Deceased of a Gown which the other 
Daughters had .... remainder to be Divided among the ac- 
coun*^ wife & the other Sister"; allowed May 18, 1770.] 



SETH JOHNSON 1769 PELHAM 

In the Name of God Amen, I Seth Johnson of Pellham in y« 
Province of New Hampshire In New England; yeoman: Being 
verry Sick & Weak In Body * * * 

Imprimis I Give & Bequeath unto Mary my Dearely Beloved 
Wife The Use & Improvement of the westerly part of my Dwell- 
ing House to the middle of the Chimny way with y use of the 
one halfe of y Celler under the Said House and a Liberty of 
useing the yard at y^ Fore Door & passing In and out at s"^ Door 
and from thence to y Road as she Shall have occasion for y« 
useing of s^ House & yard & a priviledge of useing watter at the 
well Neare s'^ House & a Liberty of Passing & Repassing to & 



274 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

from s<^ well as there shall be occasion from Time to Time for the 
use of the Same; and the priviledge of y" Use of a Garden Before 
s'i Door the wedth of s^ House the Same s^ Garden to be 
Kept well fenced and manured for her by my Executor so 
Long as shee shall Remain my widow. I allso Give to her my 
s^ wife my Neagro Servant Garl Named Rose to Serve her my 
s*^ wife Dureing her nattureal Life and at her Decease the s'^ 
neagro Garl is to be Sold by my executor To Such master as 
Shee Shall Choos if she will Choos one provided he will Give 
as much as any other person & the sum That she is Sold for is 
to be Equally Divided amoungst my five sons and my Yongest 
Daughter, And if y« s^ Servant Garl Should Have any Children 
while In my Said wifes Service My will Is That all the s'* Chil- 
dren that s«^ Rose Shall have In s^^ Term while In my s"* wifes 
Service Shall be sold by my Executor to y« Best advantage & the 
money That s'* Child or Children shall fetch (if any there be) to 
be Divided as afore s^ amoungst my s** Five Sons and my 
yungest Daughter 

Item I give to my s"* wife one Cow Such as She Shall Choose 
out of my stock & the same s"^ Cow or any other In her sted If 
my s'^ wife shall se Cause to exchange her to be kept for her my 
s^ wife by my executor on my Homested Farm In s** Pellham 
Both summer and winter with Grass & Hay as well as he Keeps 
his own Cows And she my s^ wife to have the full Bennifit of y« 
use of s'^ Cow & allso the priviledg of y^ Service of a Horse to 
ride to meeting and Else where as Shee Shall have Occasion to be 
Kept for her by my Executor & allso a privilege of Keeping one 
pigg Each yeare and Suffering him to feed In the Lane Southerly 
of my s^ Dwelling House Dureing the full Term That She Shall 
Continue my widow. I allso Give to her my s*^ Wife my Two 
best Feather Beds & the Furniture to them Belonging and my 
meanest Bed & Beding & allso the use & Improvement of all my 
Peuter Brass & Iron furniture and one third part of the Remain- 
der of all my Household Goods Dureing the full Term that Shee 
Shall Remain my widow, and allso a Cyder Barril a Bear Barrill 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 275 

& a powdering Tub. I allso Give to her my s'' wife Ten Bushill 
of Indian Corn five Bushil of Rie four Bushil of Petatoes Four 
Bushil of Turnips & one Barril of Cyder annually That is To Say 
That Quantity of Corn Rie petatoes Turnips & Cyder To be 
Delivered to her annually by my executor so long as she shal 
Remain my widow and if my orchard shall make Eight Barrills 
of Cyder in a year then She is to have Two Barrils of Cyder In a 
year out of y* same 

I allso Give to her one of my yung swine that I now have such 
as shee shall Choose, And if she shall Marry and by misfortune 
or otherways be Redused & Become poor & Needy she may 
Return & Dwell in s^ House & Receive her Legacy as if She had 
not Married provided her s'l Husband Doth not Return with her. 
I allso Give to her my said wife Eight Shillings Lawfull money 
annually To be paid to her; that sum to be paid to her each year 
so Long as she Shall Remain my widow. 

Item I Give to my Son Silas Johnson The sum of Six pounds 
Thirteen Shillings and four pence Lawfull money In full of his 
part & portion in my estate s*^ sum To be paid to him In Two 
years after my Decease by my Execut'. 

Item I Give To my Son Abel Johnson the sum of Six pounds 
Thirteen Shillings and four pence Lawfull mony to be paid to 
him By my Executor In Two years after my Decease In full of his 
y« s^ Abels part and portion In my estate. 

Item I Give To my Son Jonas Johnson the sum of Fourteen 
pounds Thirteen Shillings & four pence Lawfull mony To be paid 
to him by my executor In Two years after my Decease In full of 
his the said Jonas^^ part and portion In my estate 

Item I Give To my Son Jesse Johnson the sum of Fourteen 
pounds Thirteen Shillings and four pence Lawfull mony to be 
paid to him by my executor In Two years after my Decease In 
full of his part and portion In my estate 

Item I Give To my Daughter Mary Wyman the wife of 
Joseph Wyman Jun' the Sum of Five Shillings Lawfull mony 
which with what I have Before and otherways Given to her is in 



276 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

full of her part and portion in my estate the same to be paid to 
her by my executor In Two years after my Decease. 

Item I Give To my Daughter Martha Wood wife of Solomon 
Wood of Wooburn the sum of Five Shillings Lawfull mony to be 
paid to her by my executor In Two years after my Decease 
which with what I have before and otherways Given to her is 
In full of her part and portion In my estate. 

Item I Give to my Daughter Phebe Johnson the Sum of 
Twelve pounds Lawfull mony To be paid to her when she arives 
to y° age of eighteen years (by my executor) In full of her part 
and portion In my estate 

And my Will Is That my Wareing apparill be Equally Divided 
amongst my Five Sons I Do therefore Give my s^ wareing ap- 
parril to my s** Five Sons to be Equally Divided amungst them 

Item I Give my Books To my Five Sons & Three Daughters 
to be Equally Divided amungst them. 

And my Will Further Is That my Children & Family That 
Live at home shall have the Benifit of eating the provisions 
Now in my House & stores without Being accountable for the 
same. 

Item I Give & Bequeath all the Remainder of my estate Both 
Real & personal of what Name or Nature Soever wheresoever 
& Howsoever the same shall or may be found unto my Son Amos 
Johnson (whom I allso Constitute ordain & make my sole Execu- 
tor of this my Last Will and Testament) And To his Heirs and 
assignes for ever, (That is not before Willed and Bequeathed in 
this Will) That Is To Say all my Lands Buildings & Improve- 
ments Mony Bills Bonds Notes accounts sum & sums of mony 
anyways Due owing Cuming payable or Belonging to me or 
That Shall be any ways Due to me at my Decease with all my 
Goods & Chatties That I have Not Before & other ways Given 
and Disposed he y^ Said Amos and his Heirs and assignes paying 
all my Just Debts my Funeral Charges & the Legacy s mentioned 
In this Will. — And I Do Hereby utterly Revoak Disalow & 
DisanuU All & Every other & Former Testaments wills Leagacys 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 277 

& Bequest & Executors by me any ways Before named willed 
& Bequeathed Rattifying & Conferming this & No other To be 
my Last Will and Testament. 

In Witness whereof I the Said Seth Johnson have hereunto 
Set my hand & Seal this Twenty Second Day of April In the 
Ninth year of His Majisty's Reign Annoqu Domini 1769. 

Seth Johnson 

[Witnesses] Daniel Coburn, Parker Varnum, Jonas Richardson. 
[Proved April 19, 1770.] 

[Bond of Amos Johnson, with Jonas Richardson and Daniel 
Coburn as sureties, all of Pelham, yeomen, in the sum of £500, 
April 19, 1770, for the execution of the will; witnesses, John 
Wentworth, George Libby.] 



OTIS VARNEY 1769 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of Otis Varney of Somersworth 
granted to Moses Yeaton April 26, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 366.] 

[Bond of Moses Yeaton of Somersworth, with David Lyford of 
Somersworth and Nehemiah Kimball of Dover as sureties, 
husbandmen, in the sum of £500, April 26, 1769, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate; witnesses, Samuel Hobart, Samuel 
Hale, Jr.] 

[Inventory, April 29, 1769; amount, £42, 14. 6; signed by 
Moses Carr and Benjamin Warren.] 



SAMUEL APPLETON 1769 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Appleton of Ports- 
mouth granted to Gregory Purcell and Mary Appleton May 3, 
1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 366.] 



278 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Gregory Purcell and Mary Appleton, widow, with 
Leverett Hubbard and Thomas Martin, merchant, as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, May 3, 1769, for the administration of the 
estate of Samuel Appleton, mariner; witnesses, Benjamin 
Churchill, Jane Davis.] 

[Inventory, May 8, 1769; amount, £108., 2, 11; signed by 
John Wendell and Thomas Martin.] 

[Warrant, May 10, 1769, authorizing John Wendell and 
Thomas Martin, both of Portsmouth, to receive claims against 
the estate.] 

[List of claims, Jan., 1770; amount, £4451. 16. i; signed by 
John Wendell and Thomas Martin.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributes, £42. o. o; allowed 
Dec, 1771.] 

[Account of the administrators, Gregory Purcell, John Clap- 
ham, and Mary Clapham, formerly Mary Appleton; receipts, 
£107. 9. 7; expenditures, £65. 9. 7; mentions "support of three 
Children under seven years of age"; allowed Dec. 12, 1771.] 



JAMES KENNEY 1769 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of James Kenney granted to 
John Kenney May 6, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol, 25, p. 368.] 

[Bond of John Kenney of Somersworth, yeoman, with Thomas 
Wallingford, Jr., of Somersworth, gentleman, and John Sullivan 
of Durham as sureties, in the sum of £1000, May 6, 1769, for 
the administration of the estate of James Kenney of Somers- 
worth, yeoman; witness, William Parker, Jr.] 

[Warrant, May 6, 1769, authorizing Moses Carr, physician, 
and Mioses Stevens, tanner, both of Somersworth, to appraise 
the estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 279 

[Inventory, June 6, 1769; amount, £236. 2. 6; signed by Moses 
Carr and Moses Stevens.] 



THOMAS ATYOE 1769 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Atyoe of the Parish of 
Othrey near Bridgwater in Somersetshire in Great Britain 
mariner now Residing in Portsmouth in the Province of New 
Hampshire being Sick & weak * * * 

Item as I have no Relation living so near as my beloved 
Brother William Atyoe I give Devise and bequeath all my Es- 
tate Real & Personal wherever the Same is and Shall be found to 
him my Said Brother his heirs Execut" admin" and assigns 
Lastly I constitute and appoint my Said Brother & M'' Peter 
Pearse of Portsmouth aforesaid Executors of this my last Will 
& Testament Revoking all other Wills by me heretofore made 
In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the 
Eighth Day of may Anno Dom. 1769 

Thomas Atyoe 

[Witnesses] William Parker, William Hart, Jo^ March, Elisa- 
beth Parker. 

[Proved July 26, 1769.] 

[Inventory, attested Aug. 21, 1769; amount, £164. 4. 2>^; 
signed by William Whipple and John Parker; an addition of 
£5. 8. o was filed later.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £150. 3. 8^; expenditures, 
£126. 2. 6; allowed Oct. 2"], 1770.] 



SAMUEL BRACKETT, JR. 1769 RYE 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Brackett, Jr., granted 
to Eleanor Brackett May 8, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 551.] 



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[Bond of Eleanor Brackett, widow, with Joseph Jenness of 
Rye, yeoman, and Jacob Tilton of Portsmouth, innholder, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, May 8, 1769, for the administration 
of the estate of Samuel Brackett, Jr., of Rye, yeoman; witnesses, 
John Marshall, Timothy Watson.] 

[Warrant, May 8, 1769, authorizing Samuel Wallis and Jere- 
miah Berry, both of Rye, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 17, 1769; amount, £780. 17. o; signed by 
Samuel Wallis and Jeremiah Berry.] 



SAMUEL BRACKETT 1769 RYE 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Brackett granted to 
Lydia Brackett May 15, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 551.] 

[Bond of Lydia Brackett, widow, with Jonathan Brown and 
Jonathan Locke, Jr., yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, 
May 15, 1769, for the administration of the estate of her husband, 
Samuel Brackett of Rye, husbandman; witnesses, Nathaniel 
Rand, Thomas Edmunds.] 

[Inventory, May 16, 1769; amount, £935. 4. o; signed by 
Joseph Brown and Francis Locke.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 15, 1769, authorizing Samuel Wallis, Jeremiah 
Berry, Mark Randall, Reuben Moulton, and Peter Garland, all 
of Rye, yeomen, to set off the widow's dower.] 

Province of New Hampsher 

Agreable to an Order from the Hon^'" John Wentworth Esq' 
Judge of the Probate of wills for Said Province to us the Sub- 
scribers to Set of & assign to Lydia Bracket wedow her Dower 
being one full third part of the Real Estate of Sam'^ Bracket 
Late of Rye in Said Province Gen* Deceased we have Set off to 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 28l 

said Lydia her full third Part of Said Deceased Estate which is 
Bounded as Followeth viz. 

Begining at the heigh Way that Leads from Joseph Seveys to 
Job fosses at the Corner of Sam" Rands Land and Runing by 
Said Rands Land Sixty Six Rods to a heep of Stones then Run- 
ing Southerly to the East End of the Stone worl on the South 
Side of the farm Seventy Rods from the afore Said High Way 
Containing Sixty three acres 

also the Land & Marsh on the East Side of the afore Said 
Heigh Way Begining at the North post of the barres Near the 
Graves and Runing to a Stake by the Beach from said Stake to 
the Crick taking all the Land & marsh on the South Side of Said 
Crick Bounding Easterly on marsh of John Sanders Southerly 
on Land of Job foss and Westerly on the afore Said Heigh way 

also the East End of the Dwelling house as far as the Chemney 
and the East End of the Create Barn So fur as the west End of 
the Barn flooer and the Sheeps Barn and one third of the Dong 
Round the afore Said Barnes 

the oner of the other two thirds of the farm to have Liberty to 
Pase to & from Said house & Barn 

Rye August iS*'' 1769 Sam' Wallis 

Jeremiah Berry 
Reuben Moulton 



BENJAMIN SEWARD 1769 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Seward granted to 
Elizabeth Seward May 15, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 552.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Seward, widow, with Thomas Nock and 
John Seavey, yeomen, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum 
of £500, May 15, 1769, for the administration of the estate of 
Benjamin Seward of Portsmouth, mariner; witnesses, none.] 



282 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, May 15, 1769, authorizing Daniel Rogers and Jacob 
Treadwell, merchant, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the 
estate,] 

[Inventory, Aug. 2, 1769; amount, £78. 19. o; signed by 
Daniel Rogers and Jacob Treadwell.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £64. 14. o; expendi- 
tures, £68. 8. o; mentions "Maintenance of Two Children for 
572 week in all"; allowed Aug. 17, 1769.] 



MOSES ROWE 1769 KENSINGTON 

[Administration on the estate of Moses Rowe granted to 
Elizabeth Rowe May 22, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 550.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Rowe, widow, with Joseph Rowe and 
Elisha Blake, yeomen, as sureties, all of Kensington, in the sum 
of £200, May 22, 1769, for the administration of the estate of 
Moses Rowe of Kensington, yeoman; witnesses, James Hadlock, 
William Parker, Jr.] 

[Inventory, July 3, 1769; amount, £636. 10. 6; signed by 
Joseph Tilton and Elisha Blake.] 

[Warrant, March 20, 1770, authorizing Josiah Brown, Elisha 
Blake, Moses Shaw, Samuel Dearborn, all of Kensington, and 
Jeremiah Lane of Hampton Falls to divide the real estate.] 

Pursuant to an Order from the Hon*'^« John Wentworth Esq"" 
Judge of the Probate of Wills &c. for the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Bearing Date the 20*^ of March 1770 Authorizing us to Set 
off to Elisabeth Rowe of Kensington in Said Province widow, her 
Dower which happens to her in the Real Estate whereof her Late 
Husband Moses Rowe Late of said Kensington Yeoman De- 
ceased, Died Seized & Possessed and the Remaining two thirds 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 283 

of said Estate to Divide Equally between the three Daughters of 
said Deceased &c 

We have accordingly made the Division as is hereafter De- 
scribed and Bounded (viz) Firstly, we have Set off to the said 
Widow for her third part of the Land, Twelve Acres & one 
hundred Rods Lying on the Easterly Side by Joseph Row's 
Land, Bounded Easterly on Said Rowe's Land, Southerly on the 
highway & Westerly begining at a stake & stones by the highway 
Eleven Rods & a half from the southwest Corner of the Lot & 
from thence Runing strait thro' the Barn to the Post of said 
Barn standing at the North East Corner of the Barn floor & from 
thence on a strait line to a stake & stones which is about one 
hundred & two Rods Distance from the Road aforesaid, and 
Twenty Rods & three quarters west from the aforesaid Joseph 
Row's fence which is the wedth of the said widows Land & from 
said stake & stones Square in to a beech tree spotted standing 
near the fence and from thence Runing Down by said Joseph 
Row's Land a strip one Rod wide for the Priviledge of watering, 
about forty one Rods which comes to the brook, the trees on 
said strip to belong to the Respective shares against which they 
stand ; which piece of Land is mark'd in the foregoing Plan herein 
Refer'd to with the Letter (A.) And for her part of the buildings 
we have set off as follows (viz) the Easterly or southeasterly 
lower Room in the house with the fireplace thereto belonging 
and also the chamber over it & priviledge of the stairs to go into 
the same also the Northeasterly quarter part of the Celler which 
is under the west Room with the Priviledge of passing & Repass- 
ing to & from the same as there shall be occasion also the 
Westerly half of the Dary with the priviledge of passing & Re- 
passing to & from the same as there shall be occasion also liberty 
of the use of the Oven in the backroom as she shall have Occasion. 
And also the Easterly End of the Barn So far as to the floor place 
with one third part of the priviledge of the floor place And like- 
wise to have the third part of the Priviledge of the yard round 
the house for laying wood and other conveniencies which we 



284 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

have laid out two Rods wide before the house & one Rod & a 
half at the East End and back side so also of the Barn yard 
three Rods wide & the way from the house to the Barn which is 
one Rod & half wide as prick'd out upon the aforesaid Plan — 

Secondly We have Set off to Susanna Prescut Daughter of the 
Deceased, for her share of said Estate, Ten Acres & one hundred 
& Twenty two Rods of Land (viz) the five Acre piece (so Calld) 
& five Acres & 122 Rods more of the Northerly End of the other 
Land adjoyning to said five Acres, coming up on the Easterly 
Side thirteen Rods & a half to a small hemlock tree by the fence 
spotted, from thence on a strait line to the southeasterly Corner 
of the Acre & a quarter piece (so Call'd) as prick'd off in the said 
foregoing Plan which is mark'd therein with the Letter (D) and 
also Ten square Rods of Land where the Tan house now stands 
begining at the Northwest Corner of said Tan house Runing 
East two Rods & a half, then Runing south Carrying the same 
wedth four Rods as prick'd out in said Plan & mark'd with the 
Letter (e) with the Priviledge of Passing and Repassing to & 
from said Lands where it shall be most Convenient and least 
Prejudicial to the other shares; We have also set off to the said 
Susanna for her part of the Buildings the Southwesterly lower 
Room in the house with the fireplace thereto belonging, and the 
Chamber over said Room & the privilege of the stairs to go into 
the same; also the southwesterly quarter of the Celler, & also 
the southwesterly Corner of the Barn Containing one half of 
that part of the Barn which is west of the floor place, together 
with a Proportionable part of the privilege of the said floor place ; 
and the like priviledge of the house & Barn yards together with 
the way for passing & Repassing to & from Each other as before 
Described 

Thirdly We have set off to Mersey Rowe for her share of said 
Estate Ten Acres & one hundred & thirty five Rods of Land 
(viz) the piece Call'd the Oak swamp together with part of the 
other Land adjoyning thereto which is Bounded Northerly on 
the aforesaid Susanna's share and Runing up on the East Side 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 285 

to a stake & stones against a large Rock near the fence twenty 
four Rods & from thence on a strait Line to the southeasterly 
Corner of the Said Oak Swamp Land (so Calld) as pricked off in 
said plan which is markd therein with the Letter (C) with the 
Priviledge of Passing & Repassing to & from said Land where it 
shall be most convenient & lest prejudicial to the other, we have 
also set off to the said Mersey for her part of the Buildings the 
Westerly half of the Back room with one half of the fire place 
thereto belonging with the Bed Room at the westerly End & the 
Chamber over the said half of the whole back part, also the 
southeasterly part of the aforesaid Celler under the west Room 
aforesaid with the Priviledge of passing & Repassing to and from 
the same as there shall be Occasion as also the Priviledge of 
passing & Repassing into the chamber, Also the Northeasterly 
quarter part of the Dary at the Northeast Corner of the house 
with y liberty of using the same as there shall be Occasion ; also 
the Northwesterly Corner of the Barn Containing one half of 
that part of the Barn which is west of the Barn floor together 
with a Proportionable part of the Priviledge of the said floor 
place and the like priviledge of the house and Barn yards to- 
gether with the way for passing & Repassing to and from Each 
other as before Described 

Fourthly We have set off to Anne Rowe for her share of said 
Estate that part whereon the house stands Excepting the 
Priviledges before mentioned which Including them Contains 
Nine Acres & is Bounded as follows (viz) westerly on the way 
which leads to m'' Elisha Blakes house & on said Blakes Land 
Southerly on the highway Eleven Rods & a half to the fore- 
mentioned Bound of the widows third part thence by said thirds 
to the stake & stones at the Northwest Corner thereof which is 
Twenty Rods and three quarters west from Joseph Rowe's fence 
& from thence square to said fence by the End of said thirds to 
the aforesaid Beech tree spotted then Down to the Bounds of the 
aforesaid share set off to Mersey which is Seventeen Rods and a 
half and from thence on a strait line by the other share to the 



286 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Northeasterly Corner of the said Blakes Land together with the 
Priviledge of the way one Rod wide to the watering as prick'd 
off upon the Plan which piece is mark'd therein with the Letter 
(B) We have also set off to the said Anne for her part of the 
Buildings the Easterly half of the back room with one half of 
the fire place thereto belonging with the Bed room at the East- 
erly End and the Southeasterly quarter part of the Dary under 
Said Bedroom with the priviledge of improving the same also 
the Chamber over the said half of the Back room with the 
Priviledge of passing & Repassing to & from the same as there 
shall be Occasion Also the Northwesterly quarter part of the 
aforesaid Celler under the said West Room with the Priviledge 
of Passing & repassing to & from the same as there shall be occa- 
sion; also the Scaffold in the Barn over the floor place with the 
Priviledge of the use of the said floor place also the hovel built 
out from the Barn standing at the southeasterly Corner thereof 
with the Priviledge of passing to & from the same also of the 
yard belonging thereto 

And this we make as our Return Dated the 17 Day of April 
Anno Domini 1770 As witness our hands 

Elisha Blake 
Jeremiah Lane 
Samuel Dearborn 

A Plan of the Estate of Moses Rowe Late of Kensington 
Deceased &c Containing Forty three Acres & 37 Rods with the 
Division thereof &c — 

A. Contains 12 Acres & 100 Rods Including the way as 
prick'd out to the watering i Rod wide — 

B. Contains 9 Acres Including the house Barn Priviledges 
about them &c as prick'd out &c — 

C. Contains 10 Acres & 135 Rods — 

D. Contains 10 Acres & 122 Rods — 

The black spots are the house Barn &c. the square spot prickd 
out & mark'd with (e) is y^ tanyard & the black spot in it is the 
Tan house &c 



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288 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Laid Down by the scale of 20 Rods to an Inch 

J Lane Surveyor 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £95. o. 6; expendi- 
tures, £29. 70. 4>^; mentions "maintain^ one of the Children 
under 7 Years of Age 13 Weeks"; allowed Sept. 27, 1780.] 



RICHARD RAND 1769 RYE 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Rand granted to 
Nathaniel Rand May 31, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 431.] 

[Bond of Nathaniel Rand of Rye, mariner, with Hunking 
Wentworth of Portsmouth and Walter Bryent of Newmarket 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, May 31, 1769, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate of Richard Rand of Rye, gentleman; wit- 
nesses, Samuel Kimball, William Ayer.] 



JOSEPH WHEELER 1769 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Wheeler of Durham 
granted to Valentine Mathes May 31, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 432.] 

[Bond of Valentine Mathes of Durham, yeoman, with Daniel 
Warner and Samuel Warner, gentleman, both of Portsmouth, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, May 31, 1769, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate ; witnesses, Stephen Webster, Elias Warner, 
Pierse Long, Frederick M. Bell.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 20, 1769; amount, £37. 10. o; signed by John 
Smith and John Burnham Hanson.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 64.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 289 

[List of claims against the estate, June 26, 1770; amount, 
£70. 2. II ; signed by John Smith and John Burnham Hanson.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £53, 6. o; expendi- 
tures, £15. 6. o; allowed Nov. 27, 1771.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £77. 11. 7; amount 
distributed, £38. o. o; allowed Dec. 13, 1771.] 



BENJAMIN JONES 1769 NEWCASTLE, ME. 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Jones granted to 
Jonathan Jones May 31, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 413.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Jones of Newcastle, Me., yeoman, with 
Kingsley Jones and David Burleigh, both of Stratham, yeomen, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, May 31, 1769, for the administra- 
tion of the estate of Benjamin Jones of Newcastle, Me.; wit- 
nesses, Samuel Hale, Jr., Joseph Baker.] 

[Warrant, June 5, 1769, authorizing Jonathan Chase, Daniel 
Clark, and William Chase, Jr., all of Stratham, yeomen, to ap- 
praise the estate.] 

[Inventory of estate in New Hampshire; land in Stratham, 
part of the home place of Jonathan Jones, father of the de- 
ceased, and land in Exeter, £62. i. o; signed by Daniel Clark, 
Jonathan Chase, and William Chase, Jr.] 

[Account of Daniel Clark of Stratham as guardian of Benja- 
min Jones, minor, late of Stratham; receipts, £14. 13. o; expendi- 
tures, £29. 15. 3><; allowed Jan. 25, 1769.] 

Rockingham ss To the Hon'ble John Sherburne Esq"" Judge of 
the Prob* of Wills &c for the County of Rockingham — 

Humbly shews Abraham Tilton & Mary his wife that the said 



290 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Mary is Sister of Benjamin Jones late of New Castle in the 
County of Lincoln & province of the Massachusetts bay yeoman 
deceased who left Estate in Stretham in the County of Rocking- 
ham & that in the year A D 1769 Adm° of said Estate was 
granted unto Jonathan Jones brother of said deceased who gave 
bond for the faithful discharge of that trust & afterward viz* 
on the 16*'' Aug* 1769 an Inventory of said Estate was returned 
into the office of the Court of Probate since which Time nothing 
has been done by the adm"" to settle & adjust the Estate of said 
deC^ nor any Division made among the Heirs part of whom your 
Petitioners are these are therefore to request your Honour to 
make such order in the premises as to Law & Justice appertains 
dated at Portsm° the 22'' Day of Feb'^ 1775 

Abraham Tilton & Mary his wife 
Daniel Clark their Att^ 



NATHANIEL PEVEAR 1769 SANDOWN 

In the name of God amen, I Nathaniel Pavere of Sandown in 
the Province of New-Hampshire Husbandman being under 
bodily weakness * * * 

I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Deborah Pavere all 
my lands in Sandown aforesaid, and all my Personal estate to be 
at her disposal after my decease 

I do make ordain and Constitute my beloved wife Deborah 
Pavere to be sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament 
to pay all my Just Debts and funeral Charges, 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 
second Day of June, Anno Domini 1769 and in the ninth year 
of his Majestys Reign George the third 

his 
Nathaniel X Pavere 
mark 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 29 1 

[Witnesses] Ephraim Webster, Challis Dow, Nicodemus Wat- 
son. 

[Proved Sept. 27, 1769.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 24, 1769, authorizing Joseph French and Tim- 
othy Stevens, both of Hampstead, husbandmen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 12, 1769; amount, £35. 11. 3; signed by Jo- 
seph French and Timothy Stevens.] 

[Account of the executrix; receipts, £36. 8. 7>^; expenditures, 
£23. 19. o; allowed Sept. 26, 1770.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £19. 15. o; signed 
by Jethro Sanborn and Reuben Clough.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £12. 9. 2. i; al- 
lowed Oct. 17, 1770.] 



MESHECH WEARE 1769 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Petition of Meshech Weare of Hampton Falls, June 3, 1769, 
for the division of 240 acres of land in Salem held as tenants in 
common by him in the right of his wife, with Ann Gushing, 
widow, the children of Hannah Webster, deceased, and Bradley 
Mitchell of Haverhill, Mass.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 8, 1769, authorizing Major Joseph Wright, 
Daniel Massey, husbandman, Evan Jones, joiner, Daniel Poor, 
gentleman, all of Salem, and Samuel Morrison of Windham, 
gentleman, to divide the land.] 

Provence of Newhamsher 

To the Hon''^^ John Wintworth Esq' Judge of Probetes of wills 
&c for said Provence — 

Pursuent to your order Dated the 8*^^ Day of September anno 
Domini 1769 for Dividing a cartain Lott of Land Situate in 



292 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Sallam in Said Provence Containing a Bout Two Hundred and 
forty acres Laid out to the wright of John WiUiams Sen"" Called 
a fourth Division Lott among the Parties Interested according 
to there Several and Respective Rights to Hold in severalty: 
we have accordingly Examined the Claims of the Several Per- 
sons and survayed said Lott of Land and it Being made to appear 
to us That the said Mashech weare anne Cushing & the Chil- 
dren of Hannah Webster Deceased are owners of one Half of 
Said Lott of Land in Equal Shares we have accordingly Divided 
said Lott of Land into two Equal Parts By a Line Passing 
Through the middle thereof from the Easterdly to the westerdly 
End Bounded By a Stake and Stones at the west End and By a 
stake standing By a mapel bush spotted at the East End, and the 
Northerly Half of said Lott we Have Divided into Three Equal 
parts to Run the whole Length of said Lott Each share to be of 
Equal wedth and is Bounded By stakes set up at Each End at 
Equel Distances and we have allotted to the said anne Cushing 
the Northerdly Share and to the said Mashech weare in the 
wright of his wife the middle Share and the share Next to the 
middle of the Lott to the Children of said Hannah webster 
and it Being further made to appear to us that the Said Brad- 
ley mitchel is the owner of Eighteen acres and a half in the other 
half of Said Lott we have Divided and set of the same to him at 
the Easterly End of the Southerly half of Said Lott Bounded at 
the Easterdly End in the middel of said farm or Lott of Land 
with a stake standing By a mapel Bush spotted thence southerly 
one the Line of Said Lott sixty one Rhods to a Bunch of mappels 
that is a Bounds of the Lott of Land Thence westerdly on the 
Line of Said Lott of Land forty Eight Rhods to a Stake thence 
Northardly a Bout sixty two Rhods to a stake one the middel 
Line of said Lott of Land thence Easterdly forty Eight Rhods to 
the Bounds furst mentioned — and it Being further made to ap- 
pear to us that Cap* Daniel Bradley is the owner of five ackers 
of the Southerly Half of said Lott we have Divided and Set of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 293 

the same to him Bounded with a stake By the side of the maddow 
on the middel Line of said Lott thence Easterdly on the middel 
Line of s<* Lott Twenty three Rhods to a Stake that is Bradley 
mitchels Bounds thence Southardly on mitchels Line sixty two 
Rhods to a stake on the Line of s^ Lott of Land thence westerdly 
on the Line of s'^ Lott of Land twenty Eight Rhods to a stake 
By a maddow thence North Easterdly and Nortwesterdly Bound 
By the maddow to the furst Bounds mentioned — and it Being 
further made to appear to us that Bradley mitchel is the owner 
of Seven ackers more of said Lott of Land we have Divided and 
set of the same to him Bounded as followeth Beginning at a stake 
on the South Line of said Lott of Land thence Northerly Thurty 
Eight Rhods to a stake By a maddow thence Easterdly South- 
erdly and Southwesterdly By said maddow untill it Coms to the 
south Line of said Lott of Land then on the Line of said Lott of 
Land westerdly to the furst Bounds mentioned — 

and it Being further made to appear to us that Ebenezer ayer 
Decest was the owner of Thurteen ackers of said Lott of Land 
we Have Divided and set of to his Heirs the same Bounded as 
followeth at a stake one the south Line of said Lott of Land it 
Being Bradley mitchels Bounds Thence Northardly Sixty fower 
Rhods to a pine tree marked Near the midel Line of said Lott of 
Land which Tree Stands in the Edge of the maddow thence 
westerdly on the middel Line of said Lott of Land thurty fower 
Rhods to a stake thence southerdly Sixty fower Rhods to a stake 
one the South Line of said Lott of Land thence Easterdly one 
the south Line of said Lott of Land thurty fower Rhods to the 
Bounds furst mentioned — and it Being further made to appear 
to us that Daved Heath is the owner of one acker and a half of 
said Lott of Land we Have Divided and set of the same to him 
Bounded as followeth Begining at a stake one the middel Line 
of said Lott it Being a Bounds of Land Laid out to the wright of 
Ebenezer ayer thence southerdly sixty fower Rods to a stake one 
the south Line of said Lott of Land thence westerdly about 



294 



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fower Rhods to a stake thence Northwardly sixty fower Rhods to 
a stake one the middel Line of said Lot of Land thence Easterdly 
one the middel Line of said Lott of Land a Bout fower Rhods to 
the Bounds f urst mentioned — and it is further made to appear to 
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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 295 

are the owners of Eight ackers and a Half of said Lott of Land 
we have Divided and set of the same to Him Butted and Bounded 
as followeth — Begining at a stake one the middel Line of said 
Lott of Land which stake is Daved heaths Bounds thence 
southardly about sixty fower Rhods to a stake on the south Line 
of said Lott of Land thence westerdly on the Line of said Lott of 
Land Twenty one Rhods to a stake thence Northardly a Bout 
sixty fower Rhods to a stake on the middel Line of said Lott of 
Land thence Easterdly Twenty one Rhods to the Bounds furst 
mentioned — 

all which will more plainly appear by a plan Herewith Re- 
turned — 

No other Right to said Lott Being made to appear we Have 
Left the Remainder of said Lott undevided — 

Dated Salem November 30*^^ 1769 — 

Joseph wright 
Daniel Massey 
Daniel Poor 



JOSHUA FOLLANSBEE 1769 SALISBURY, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Joshua Follansbee granted 
to Thomas Follansbee June 22, 1769.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 552.] 

[Bond of Thomas Follansbee of Plaistow, gentleman, with 
Nathaniel Peabody, physician, and Daniel Richards, husband- 
man, both of Atkinson, as sureties, in the sum of £500, June 22, 
1769, for the administration of the estate of Joshua Follansbee 
of Salisbury, Mass., yeoman; witnesses, Samuel Hale, Jr., 
Henry Foss.] 

[Inventory, June 27, 1769; amount, £226. 8. o; land in Epsom 
and Pembroke ; signed by William Cochran and Nathaniel Pea- 
body.] 



296 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[License to the administrator, June 30, 1769, to sell real estate; 
mentions the administrator as father of the deceased.] 

[Citation to Nathaniel Peabody and Hannah Richards, ad- 
ministratrix of the estate of Daniel Richards, April 3, 1790, to 
appear and show cause why the bond of Thomas Follansbee 
should not be sued, he being dead and leaving no estate.] 

[Petition of Joshua Follansbee and Samuel Follansbee, prin- 
cipal creditors, April 17, 1790, that administration be granted to 
Joseph Kimball.] 

[Bond of Joseph Kimball of Bradford, Mass., yeoman, with 
Daniel Reynolds of Londonderry and William White of Chester 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, April 21, 1790, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate; witnesses, N. Parker, Peter Clement.] 

[Citation to Jonathan Poor of Atkinson, gentleman, adminis- 
trator of the estate of Daniel Richards, Aug. 21 , 1790, to appear 
and show cause why the bond of Thomas Follansbee should not 
be sued.] 

[Citations to Jonathan Poor and Nathaniel Peabody Dec. 30, 
1790.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Poor, with Moses Greenough and John 
Dow as sureties, all of Atkinson, in the sum of £50, April 15, 
1 79 1, to prosecute the appeal of Nathaniel Peabody; witnesses, 
Nathaniel Parker, William Parker.] 

[Agreement, April 23, 1792, signed by Nathaniel Peabody, 
Jonathan Poor, and Joseph Kimball; witness, Jonathan Pay- 
son.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 297 

DAVIS 1769 HAMPSTEAD 

[Guardianship of Thomas Davis, minor, aged more than 14 
years, granted to Jesse Johnson June 23, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p, 413.] 

[Bond of Jesse Johnson of Hampstead, with Edmund Morse 
of Hampstead and Samuel Hale, Jr., of Portsmouth as sureties, 
in the sum of £50, June 23, 1769, for the guardianship of Thomas 
Davis of Hampstead; witnesses, Zachariah Foss, Henry Foss.] 



JONATHAN GUSHING 1769 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Gushing granted 
to Peter Gushing June 28, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 552.] 

[Bond of Peter Gushing, with Elijah Estes and Moses Varney 
as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of £500, June 28, 1769, for 
the administration of the estate of his father, Jonathan Gushing; 
witnesses, none.] 

[Warrant, June 28, 1769, authorizing Ephraim Hanson and 
Joseph Hanson, both of Dover, yeomen, to appraise the estate 
of Jonathan Gushing of Dover.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 23, 1769; amount, £772. i. 10; signed by 
Joseph Hanson and Ephraim Hanson.] 



JAMES HANSON 1769 MADBURY 

[Administration on the estate of James Hanson granted to 
Abigail Hanson June 28, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 468.] 



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[Bond of Abigail Hanson, widow, with John Hanson and 
Jedediah Varney, both of Dover, yeomen, as sureties in the sum 
of £500, June 28, 1769, for the administration of the estate of 
James Hanson of Madbury, yeoman; witness, WilHam Parker.] 

[Inventory, July 24, 1769; amount, £412. 19. io>^; signed by 
John Wingate and Elijah Austin.] 



OLIVER KING 1769 SALISBURY, MASS. 

[Guardianship of Abigail King, minor, aged more than 14 
years, granted to Moses Cass June 28, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 468.] 

[Bond of Moses Cass of Raymond, with Joseph Cass of Ray- 
mond and Benjamin Smith of Epping as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, June 28, 1769, for the guardianship of Abigail King, 
daughter of Oliver King of Salisbury, Mass., yeoman, deceased; 
witnesses, John Hanson, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 



EZEKIEL VARNEY 1769 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Ezekiel Varney granted to 
Susanna Varney June 28, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 469.] 

[Bond of Susanna Varney, widow, with Paul Welland and 
Samuel Heard, Jr., as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of £500, 
June 28, 1769, for the administration of the estate of Ezekiel 
Varney of Dover, yeoman; witnesses, John Pickering, Samuel 
Hale, Jr.] 

[Warrant, June 27, 1769, authorizing Elijah Estes and Jacob 
Sawyer, both of Dover, blacksmiths, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 21, 1770; amount, £340. 5. 3; signed by Eli- 
jah Estes and Jacob Sawyer.] 



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CURRIER 1769 

[Guardianship of Lydia Currier, aged less than 14 years, 
granted to Nicholas Currier June 28, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 469.] 

[Bond of Nicholas Currier of South Hampton, husbandman, 
with Jeremiah Eastman, yeoman, and Nathaniel Healey, both of 
Kensington, as sureties, in the sum of £300, June 28, 1769, for 
the guardianship of Lydia Currier; witnesses, Samuel Hale, Jr., 
Moses Cass.] 



BENJAMIN WILSON 1769 FALMOUTH, ME. 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Wilson granted to 
James McMurphy June 28, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 468.] 

[Bond of James McMurphy, with Thomas Christie and John 
Kelsey as sureties, all of Londonderry, yeomen, in the sum of 
£500, June 28, 1769, for the administration of the estate of Ben- 
jamin Wilson of Falmouth, Me., mariner; witnesses, Joseph 
Tilton, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 

[Guardianship of John Wilson, minor, aged more than 14 years, 
granted to John Rice June 30, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 553.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £51. 8. 4; expenditures 
the same; mentions "pd Jane Wilson now Cochran in Part. . . . 
pd Jennet Wilson in Part. . . . pd Elizabeth Wilson in Part. 
. . . Mary M'^murphys Part of said Estate being admin" wife 
& coheir"; approved by "Elizabeth Wilson one of the Heirs of 
Benj" Wilson. ... in Behalf of herself & her Sisters"; allowed 
July 30, 1772.] 



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WARD COTTON 1769 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Ward Cotton granted to 
Joanna Cotton June 29, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 547.] 

[Bond of Joanna Cotton of Greenland, with Ebenezer Fisk 
of Epping, physician, and John Adams of Portsmouth, mer- 
chant, as sureties, in the sum of £500, June 29, 1769, for the 
administration of the estate of Ward Cotton of Hampton, clerk; 
witnesses, Hunking Wentworth, WilHam Parker.] 

[Inventory, July 12, 1769; amount, £111. 16. 7, personal es- 
tate, including long list of books; signed by Rev. Samuel Mc- 
Clintock and Deacon Samuel Brooks.] 



DORCAS BRADFORD 1769 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Dorcas Bradford granted to 
John Bradford July 5, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 554.] 

[Bond of John Bradford of Boston, Mass., merchant, with 
Samuel Hale and John Langdon, merchant, both of Portsmouth, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, July 5, 1769, for the administra- 
tion of the estate of his mother, Dorcas Bradford of Portsmouth, 
widow; witnesses, Joshua Brackett, Charles Hall.] 



WILLIAM McCLURE 1769 MERRIMACK 

In the Name of God Amen I William M^Cluer of Merrymac 
in the Province of New Hampshire Husbandman being Weak in 
Body * * * 

Imprimis To my Son William M "Cluer I give and bequeath the 
One Third of the Value of my place as it is Sold by My Executor 
hereafter named. 

Item To my Son James M^Cluer I give & bequeath Twenty 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3OI 

Dollars or Six pounds Lawful money, to be paid him after my 
place is Sold by my Sons William & Thomas 

Item To my Beloved Wife Elisabeth I give & bequeath the 
One Third of What my Real Estate is Sold for by my Executor 
& all my Household Furniture & One Cow to her & her Heirs 
& Assigns forever. 

Item To my Son Thomas I give & bequeath the whole of 
my Estate both Real & Personal forever Except what is above 
Dispos'd of he paying out what he is above Ordered. 

Lastly I make & ordain my Said Son Thomas M'^Cluer 
Executor to this my last will & Testament, and Order my said 
executor to Sell my Real Estate for the most he can within 
four Years after my Decease & Dispose of the Money as above 
said paying my Just Debts and Funeral Charges out of my per- 
sonal Estate as soon as may be. 

And Further my Will is that the Twenty Dollars I have given 
to my Son James be paid to the Selectmen of this Town when it 
becomes due, to be paid him when they think he Stands in need 
and if he dont stand in need to his Heirs. 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal 
hereby Revoking and Disannulling all other Wills & Testaments 
by me made and Declaring this to be my only & my Last Will & 
Testament this Tenth Day of July in the Tenth Year of His 
Majestys Reign Annoque Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred 
& Sixty Nine 

his 

William X M<=Cluer 

mark 

[Witnesses] William Patten, Harris Ellery Tudger, John Neal. 

[Proved Jan. 25, 1770.] 



ELIAS MERRILL 1769 STRATHAM 

[Bond of Margaret Merrill of Stratham, widow, with Jona- 
than Piper of Stratham, yeoman, and Walter Bryent, Jr., of 



302 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Newmarket as sureties, in the sum of £500, July 26, 1769, for the 
guardianship of Esther Merrill, aged less than 14 years, daugh- 
ter of Elias Merrill of Stratham, yeoman, deceased; witnesses, 
Samuel Hale, Jr., Joseph Moulton.] 



MARTHA BOGLE 1769 PETERBOROUGH 

[Administration on the estate of Martha Bogle granted to 
David Clendenin July 26, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p, 553.] 

[Bond of David Clendenin of Londonderry, husbandman, with 
James Alexander of Londonderry, husbandman, and John Coch- 
ran of Portsmouth, mariner, as sureties, in the sum of £500, 
July 26, 1769, for the administration of the estate of Martha 
Bogle of Peterborough, single woman; witnesses, Noah Emery, 
Samuel Hale, Jr.] 

[Warrant, July 26, 1769, authorizing John Wiley and John 
Gregg, both of Peterborough, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 15, 1770; amount, £16. 7. 6, personal estate; 
signed by John Gregg and John Wiley.] 

[Warrant, March 28, 1770, authorizing Samuel Allison, gentle- 
man, and Moses Barnett both of Londonderry, to receive claims 
against the estate.] 

[List of claims, Dec. 15, 1770; amount, £1. 11. 10; signed by 
Samuel Allison and Moses Barnett.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £16. 7. 6; expendi- 
tures, £14. 5. o; allowed Dec. 26, 1770.] 



NATHANIEL ABBOTT 1769 CONCORD 

I Nathaniel Abbott of concord in y« Province of New Hamp- 
shire in New England Gentleman * * * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3O3 

Imprimis I order that my beloved wife mehetabel shall be 
comfortably maintained out of my estate with her Industry by 
my executor so long as she remains my widow 

Item I give my bloved son Nathaniel y^ one half of all y« 
mony that shall either be in my possession at my decease or shall 
be due to me to be paid him by my executor after my Just debts 
& funeral charges are first paid 

Item I give my beloved son Jeremiah y^ other half of my 
money under y« same restrictions & limitations as in y« article 
last mentioned 

Item I give my beloved Daugter Dorcas merrill one Spanish 
mild Dollar to be paid my executor which with what she has al- 
ready had is y^ whole of her Portion 

Item I give my beloved Daughter Rebecca Doyen four Span- 
ish miH Dollars to be paid by my executor 

Item I give my beloved Daughter Elisabeth Hazeltine four 
Spanish miH Dollars to be paid my executor 

Item I give my beloved Daughter mary Walker y« sum of four 
Spanish miH Dollars to be paid by executor 

Item I give my beloved Daughter Hannah moor four Spanish 
miH Dollars to be paid by my executor 

Item I give my beloved Daughter Rachel Abbott y" sum of two 
Spanish mild Dollars to be paid by my executor 

Item I give my beloved Daughter Ruth Walker two Spanish 
mil'* Dollars to be paid by my executor 

Item I give my beloved Daughter Dorathy George four Span- 
ish mild Dollars to be paid by my executor 

Item I give my beloved Daughter Sarah Farnham y« sum of 
four Spanish miH Dollars to be paid by my executor 

Item I order that all my House hold furniture shall be Equaly 
divided among my Nine Daughters before mentioned after my 
& my wives decease 

Item I give my belovd son Joshua all y« Land & building in 
s*^ concord which I shall die seized of to him & his heirs for ever 
as also all my Husbandry utensils as also all my stock of cattle 



304 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

whom also I appoint the sole executor of this my last will & 
Testament he paying my s^ Nine Daughters y« several sums I 
have before ordered them & also taking care that my s'^ wife be 
comfortably maintained out of my estate so long as she shall re- 
main my widow & also give her a decent christian burial if she 
shall die my widow — & also pay his two s*^ Brothers Nathaniel 
& Jeremiah in equal shares y neat residue of my monies as be- 
fore mentioned after my Debts & funeral charges are paid In 
Testimony whereof I set my Hand & seal to this Instrument & 
doe declare it to be my last will & Testament this twenty fift 
Day of August Anno Domini 1769 

Nathi Abbott 

[Witnesses] David Gage, Tim° Walker Jun', Tim° Walker. 

I the Subscriber widow Relict of the above Testator consent to 
this his last will & Testament this 28*^ Day of August 1770 as 
witness my Hand 

her 
mehetabel X Abbott 
mark 

[Witnesses] Tim° Walker, David Gage. 
[Proved Aug. 29, 1770.] 

[Inventory, Nov. i, 1770; amount, £509. o. 11; signed by 
Timothy Walker, Jr., and Benjamin Emery.] 



CALEB BECK 1769 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Caleb Beck granted to Alice 
Beck Aug. 30, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 518.] 

[Bond of Alice Beck, widow, with William Blunt and Na- 
thaniel Furber, boat-builders, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in 
the sum of £500, Aug. 30, 1769, for the administration of the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 305 

estate of Caleb Beck of Portsmouth, shipwright; witnesses, 
none.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 23, 1770; amount, £100. 6. 9; signed by 
George Boyd, Jr., and William Blunt.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 19, 1771, authorizing John Wendell and 
George Wentworth, merchants, both of Portsmouth, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 

[Warrant, May 8, 1772, authorizing John Wendell, Thomas 
Peirce, gentleman, George Wentworth, mariner, John Marshall, 
boat-builder, and Ephraim Ham, blockmaker, all of Ports- 
mouth, to set off the widow's dower.] 

Pursuant to a Warrant to us Directed from the Hon. John 
Wentworth Esq. Judge of Probate &c for the County of Rock- 
ingham, Wee have sett off to Allice Beck Widow one Third part 
of the Real Estate of her Deceas'd Husband Caleb Beck Ship 
Wright Late of Portsmouth in Said County, in the Following 
manner Viz* The Room Below at the North End of the House, 
with the Clossett & Entry Way in to the House, also The North 
East Room Below, which is Adjoining to Said Entry, and a 
peice of Land bounded as Follows, Beginning at the North West 
Corner of said house, & Running on the Bounds to the Stone 
Wall or high Water mark, thence Easterly Twenty Seven feett, 
thence Southerly the same Wedth to the Door of the House, also 
the Boards on the old Barn for a partition Fence. — 
Portsmouth May 27*^ 1772. — 

John Wendell 
Eph"' Ham 
Geo Wentworth 
Commissioners 

[List of claims against the estate. May 2^], 1772; amount, 
£17. o. 2; signed by John Wendell and George Wentworth; 
amount distributed, £3. 15. 6; allowed May 29, 1772.] 



306 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £36. 18. o; expendi- 
tures, £33. 2. 6; mentions "18 Months Support of a Minor 
Child before it was 7 years Old"; allowed May 28, 1772.] 



BENNING WENTWORTH 1769 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of God Amen the Sixth day of September 1769 & 
in the ninth year of His Majesty's Reign, I Benning Wentworth 
of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hampshire in New 
England, late Governor of Said Province, being in bodily 
health * * * 

Item I give to my beloved Wife Martha Wentworth my whole 
Estate, both real & personal, whatsoever and wheresoever, 
together with all Such Sum & Sums of money as shall be due to 
me at my decease either by Sea or by land. 

And finally, I do hereby appoint my beloved Wife Martha 
Wentworth aforesaid to be Sole Excutrix * * * 

B Wentworth 

[Witnesses] Michael Wentworth, Geo: Ffrost, John Lang, 
mark 
John X Saltrige. 

[Proved Oct. 31, 1770.] 

[Bond of Martha Wentworth, widow, with Thomas Packer 
and George Frost as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of 
£1000, Oct. 31, 1770, for the execution of the will; witnesses, 
William Parker, Samuel Livermore.] 



MOSES DAVIS 1769 LEE 

[Administration on the estate of Moses Davis granted to Eliza- 
beth Davis Sept. 6, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 553.I 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 307 

[Warrant, Sept. 6, 1769, authorizing Ebenezer Thompson, 
physician, and Ebenezer Jones, yeoman, both of Durham, to 
appraise the estate of Moses Davis of Lee.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 25, 1769; amount, £891. 3. i; signed by 
Ebenezer Jones and Ebenezer Thompson; mentions Moses 
Davis, father of the deceased.] 

Pursuant to a Warrant from the Hon^^« PhiHps White Esq' 
Judge of the Probate of Wills &" for the County of Rockingham 
Appointing the Subscribers a Committee to divide the Real Es- 
tate of Moses Davis late of Lee (at the time of his death) in the 
County of Rockingham, Deceased intestate among the Widow 
& Children of said Intestate: We have done it in manner follow- 
ing 

To Elizabeth Demerit late widow of said Intestate for her 
Dower in said Estate about Thirty Two Acres & one half Acre 
of Land in Durham Commonly known by the name of Pitmans 
Grant & is bounded Easterly & Southerly by land of the heirs 
of Samuel Demerit Deceased and Westerly by land belonging to 
said Heirs and Northerly by Land lately belonging to Jonathan 
Munsey — Also about Twelve Acres and one Quarter of an Acre 
of land in Durham afores<* Bounded as follows Beginning at a 
Stake & heap of Stones by the highway near the Bridge over 
Oyster River called Munseys Bridge thence by the Highway 
Fifty one Rods to land lately belonging to Jonathan Munsey 
thence South by said Munsey 's Land Fifty one Rods to an oak 
tree thence Easterly by said Munseys land Sixteen Rods thence 
south Two Rods to land belonging to the heirs of Samuel De- 
merit deceased thence Westerly by said Demerits land as the 
fence stands to the Aforesaid Oyster River thence on a Straight 
line to the place began at Reserving liberty to Aaron Davis one 
of the heirs to cut & haul off Pine Trees from the last mentioned 
Tract in the Manner herein after described — Also about Sev- 
enty Acres of Land in Lee afores^ Adjoining to Wheelwrights 
Pond (so called) being the whole Tract purchased by said Intes- 



308 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

tate of one Ichabod Denbo Also one hundred Acres of Land in 
Barrington in said County being the Lot Numbred Twenty Two 
in the Hundred Acre Lots and was laid out to the Original Right 
of Joshua Peirce. 

To Aaron Davis Eldest son of said Intestate for his double 
Share about Fifty nine acres of land part of the homestead of said 
Intestate in Lee aforesaid with a dwelling house & other build- 
ings thereon, bounded as follows northerly by the highway 
Westerly by land of Simon Rendal, Southerly by land of Benja- 
min & Anthony Jones, Easterly by land belonging to the heirs of 
Samuel Demerit deceased in part & part by the widows Dower 
herein before described — Also liberty to cut & haul off rails 
and any other pine Timber from the Pasture set off to the widow 
from the afores*^ Demerits land the distance of Eight rods all 
the way across adjoining s*^ Demerits land — 

To Elisha Davis one of the sons of said Intestate for his share 
one hundred Acres of land in New Durham being the lot Number 
Ninety in the first division of land in said Town & was drawn to 
the right of Stephen Jones — Also one Third of the Lot Num- 
ber Seventy in the Third division of land in Rochester & was 
drawn to the right of Moses Davis Jun"" William Jackson & 
Daniel Meserve — Also one Third of the lot Num"" one hundred 
& Ten in the third division of land in said Rochester & was 
drawn to the right of Moses Davis, Samuel Williams & James 
Huckins — 

To Martha Woodman wife of Jonathan Woodman Jun'' one 
of the Daughters of said Intestate for her Share Thirty one Acres 
of land in Durham bounded Northerly by land of James Leigh- 
ton Westerly by land of Robert Rogers Southerly & Easterly by 
the Several lands of John Stephenson & Isaac Medar and is the 
same land that was purchased by said Intestate & his brother 
Aaron Davis of one Jabez Davis — 

To Elizabeth Demerit wife of Paul Demerit one of the Daugh- 
ters of said Intestate for her share, one Third of the lot Num"" 
Seventeen in the Second division of land in the Town of Roch- 
ester & was drawn to the right of Moses Davis, Samuel Wil- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3O9 

Hams & James Hucklns — Also one hundred acres of land In 
Barrington part of the lot Number Thirty nine laid out to the 
original Right of George Walker — Also one third of the lot in 
the fourth division of land in Rochester drawn to the rights of 
Moses Davis Jun"^ William Jackson and Daniel Meserve — 
Also one Third of the lot in the Second division of land in said 
Rochester laid out to the original Right of Nathaniel Lamous & 
others — Also the whole lot in the Second division of land in the 
Town of New Durham laid out to the original right of Stephen 
Jones — 

To Lois Davis one of the heirs of said Intestate for her share 
one Third of the lot Number Seventy Eight in the Second divi- 
sion of land in Rochester drawn to the right of Moses Davis 
Jun'' William Jackson & Daniel Meserve — Also one hundred 
Acres of land in the Town of Barrington being Number fourteen 
in the 100 acre lots drawn to the right of George Walker — wit- 
ness our hands at Lee the i^^^ of September A D 1784 — 

Ebenezer Thompson 
Miles Randel 
Jacob Joy 
John Kielle 



GILES SEWARD 1769 SOMERSWORTH 

[Petition of Jonathan Warner of Portsmouth, principal cred- 
itor, Sept. 15, 1769, for administration on the estate of Giles 
Seward of Somersworth, trader, stating that the widow has re- 
moved to Massachusetts.] 

[Administration on the estate of Giles Seward granted to Jona- 
than Warner Oct. 6, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 550.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 13, 1769; amount, £45. o. 6; signed by John 
Wentworth and Moses Carr.] 

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



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WILLIAM McILVAINE 1769 CANTERBURY 

[Administration on the estate of William Mcllvaine granted 
to Mary Billings and John Sullivan Sept. 22, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 549.] 

[Bond of Mary Billings of Falmouth, Me., widow, and John 
Sullivan of Durham, with George Wentworth, mariner, and 
George Gains, joiner, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Sept. 22, 
1769, for the administration of the estate of William Mcllvaine 
of Canterbury, yeoman; witnesses, Samuel Hale, Jr., Henry 
Foss.l 



JEREMIAH SWAN 1769 PETERBOROUGH 

[Guardianship of John Swan, minor, aged more than 14 years, 
granted to John Morrison Sept. 22, 1769.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 548.] 

[Bond of John Morrison, with the same sureties, in the sum of 
£500, Sept. 22, 1769, for the guardianship of John Swan, son of 
Jeremiah Swan; witnesses, Samuel Cunningham, Alexander 
Scott, William Robbe, Jr.] 

[Guardianship of Margaret Swan, minor, aged more than 14 
years, granted to John Morrison Oct. 28, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 67.] 

[Bond of John Morrison of Peterborough, clerk, with Samuel 
Gregg, Jr., of Peterborough, trader, and Ebenezer Champney of 
New Ipswich, gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 
28, 1769, for the guardianship of Margaret Swan, daughter of 
Jeremiah Swan of Peterborough, deceased; witnesses, William 
Robbe, Jr., Matthew Templeton.] 

To the Honorable John Wentworth Esq' Judge of Probates in 
and for the province of Newhampshire 

The Humble petition of the Nearest Relations of Jeremiah 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3II 

Swan Late of Peterborough Decesed and those that have in 
time past been trustee to the Estate of the Decesed and have had 
the Care of the Children of the Said Deceased Humbly Sheweth 
that Whereas the Estate of Said Children the heirs of the Decesed 
was and is in a very good hand it was not the Intent of any of 
these parties that it should be Collected and taken out of his 
hand by vertue of Gardeenship neither was it the intent of the 
heirs as this doth Shew they acknowledging themselves un- 
acquainted with the affairs untill after having Chosen the Rev*^ 
m"" morrison he now acting Contrary to their intent in pushing the 
Honist Creditor he having lent out said Estate being in money 
which will Cause much Defictally as wee percive and wee desire 
not any to be a Sufferer as wee or our Relations in minority 
Standing in no need of the money untill wee or they Com of age 
prays your Honour by the bearer the only uncle they have alive 
to Dismiss m'' morrison and his Bonds and give them another 
Choice as one of them being by Law as yet Excluded from Choos- 
ing your Complyance will oblidge Your Humble Sarvants and 
they as in Duty bound Shall Ever pray — 
Petersborough December i'^ 1769 

John Swan 
hur 

Abigal X mathes 
mark 

John Swan Jun' 



NATHANIEL SHERBURNE 1769 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Sherburne granted 
to Nathaniel Sherburne and Sarah Sherburne Sept. 26, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 551.] 

[Bond of Nathaniel Sherburne, yeoman, and Sarah Sherburne, 
widow, with Samuel Cate, gentleman, and Nathaniel Peverly, 
yeoman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Sept. 26, 1769, for the 



312 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

administration of the estate of Nathaniel Sherburne of Ports- 
mouth; witnesses, Samuel Hale, Jr., Thomas Page.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 5, 1769; amount, £287, i. o; not signed.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £37. 13. o, personal 
estate; expenditures, £35. 17. 5; allowed Dec. 26, 1770.] 



JOHN COCHRAN 1769 PEMBROKE 

[Account of Thomas Cochran, executor of the will of his 
father, John Cochran; receipts, £125. 6. i; expenditures, £53. 
13. 7; mentions a widow; allowed Sept. 27, 1769.] 

[List of claims against the estate of John Cochran of Pembroke, 
millwright; amount, £90. 3. loK; signed by Stephen Swett and 
Benjamin Norris.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £75. 4. 7^; amount 
distributed, £69. 12. 6; allowed Oct. 21, 1769.] 

[This will has not been found. — Ed.] 



BENJAMIN WHITTEMORE 1769 HUDSON 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Whittemore of 
Nottingham West granted to Benjamin Whittemore Oct. 5, 
1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 105.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Whittemore of Nottingham West, yeoman, 
with Ezekiel Greeley of Londonderry and Nehemiah Lovewell 
of Dunstable, gentlemen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 5, 
1769, for the administration of the estate; mentions Sarah Whit- 
temore, widow; witnesses, Jonathan Lovewell, Daniel Warner.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 3I3 

[Inventory, attested March 5, 1770; amount, £664. 18. 6; 
signed by Moses Barrett and Jeremiah Blodgett.] 

[Warrant, March 21, 1770, authorizing Jonathan Lovewell 
of Dunstable and Moses Barrett of Londonderry, gentlemen, 
to receive claims against the estate.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 7, 1770, authorizing Samuel Greeley of Not- 
tingham West, gentleman, and Joseph Whiting of Dunstable, 
yeoman, to receive claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims, Nov. 5, 1771; amount, £78. 12. 2; mentions 
Benjamin Whittemore, son of the deceased.] 



MARY WILKINS 1769 AMHERST 

In the Name of God Amen the fourteenth Day of October one 
Thousand seven Hundred and sixty Nine I Mary Wilkins of 
amherst In the Province of New-Hampshire * * * 

Imprimis I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Carrol 
my Bed bed steed and Cord as also all the bed Cloaths belonging 
thereto namely one Coverled the under bed and the Bed map 
and three pair of sheets and Likewise I Give and Bequeeth to my 
Daughter Sarah above mentioned a part of my wairring appar- 
riel Viz two Gounds two Quilted pettecoats one bonnet and all 
that is in my Red Chist as also one white Table and four Chairs : 
and Likewise one trammel one fire Shovel and one pair of tonges ; 
as also one Puter platter four puter plats and one puter Bason 
and also my hood vail handcarchief one Ribin and one fan — 

Item I Give and Bequeath, to my Daughter mary Bradford 
two Aporns and my Brass Scimer and Candlestick and also my 
Small I iron Kittle 

Item I Give and Bequeeth to my Grandaughter Betty Lamon 
my I iron pot and my box I iron 

Item I Give and Bequeeth to my Grandaughter mary Wilkins 
my silk poplin Goun and also one silk handcarchief 



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Item I Give and Bequeeth to my Grandaughter sarah washor 
one single pettecoat Blew and white striped 

Item I Give and Bequeeth to my son in Law William Bradford 
with whom I now Live all my money and Riteings to be for him 
and his only Use Benefit and Disposal only the said william is 
to pay to my granson philip Thomas thirteen shillings and four 
pence Lawfull money. 

I Do Likewise Constetute make and ordain william Bradford 
my son in Law my sole Executor * * * 

her 
Mary X Wilkins 
mark 
hir 
[Witnesses] Benj* Taylor, Susannah X Lovejoy, Elisabeth 

mark 
Taylor. 

[Proved April 24, 1770.] 

[Bond of William Bradford, with Benjamin Taylor as surety, 
both of Amherst, housewrights, in the sum of £100, April 24, 
1770, for the execution of the will; witnesses, William Parker, 
John Wentworth.] 



JOHN KYLE 1769 COURAGE BROOK, N. Y. 

[Guardianship of Ephraim Kyle and William Kyle, minors, 
aged more than 14 years, granted to John Kyle Oct. 25, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 550.] 

[Guardianship of Mary Kyle and Janet Kyle, aged less than 
14 years, granted to John Kyle Oct. 25, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 549.] 

[Bonds of John Kyle, with James Betton and John Armstrong 
as sureties, all of Windham, in the sum of £300 each, Oct. 25, 
1769, for the guardianship of Ephraim Kyle, William Kyle, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 315 

Mary Kyle, and Janet Kyle, children of John Kyle of Courage 
Brook, N. Y,, deceased; witnesses, Samuel Hale, Jr., Hugh 
Montgomery.] 



SAMUEL PAGE, Jr. 1769 KENSINGTON 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Page granted to Mary 
Page Oct. 25, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 549.] 

[Bond of Mary Page, widow, with Jonathan Purington of 
Kensington, gunsmith, and Abner Clough of Brentwood, yeo- 
man, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 25, 1769, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate of Samuel Page, Jr., of Kensington; 
witnesses, James Betton, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 25, 1769, authorizing Jonathan Purington 
and Samuel Clifford, yeoman, both of Kensington, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 19, 1770; amount, £301. 7. i, also "Housel 
goods that Did Belong to the Former Wife", £33. 14. 8; signed 
by Samuel Clifford and Jonathan Purington.] 

[Guardianship of Patience Page, daughter of Samuel Page, 
granted to Theophilus Page of Kensington, yeoman, April 13, 
1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 219.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £142. 9. 6; expendi- 
tures, £80. 16. II; mentions "Maintenance of three Children 
under Seven Years of age 53 weeks each"; allowed Sept. 2"], 
1770.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 15, 1782, authorizing Jonathan Purington, 
Ebenezer Lovering, Jeremiah Batchelder, Joseph Clifford, and 
Nathan Dow, all of Kensington, to divide the real estate.] 

[Report of committee, Dec. 16, 1782, against division, and 



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appraising the estate at £419. 5. o; signed by Jonathan Puring- 
ton, Ebenezer Levering, and Nathan Dow.] 

[Decree of court, Dec. 18, 1782, settHng the real estate on 
EHphalet Page, oldest son.] 

[Bond of EHphalet Page, with Obadiah Gove and Nathan Gove 
as sureties, all of Kensington, yeomen, in the sum of £800, Dec. 
18, 1782, to pay the other heirs their shares; witnesses, Benjamin 
Rowe, Jr., Abraham Sanborn.] 



HUGH MONTGOMERY 1769 WINDHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Hugh Montgomery granted 
to Martha Montgomery and Hugh Montgomery Oct. 25, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 549.] 

[Bond of Martha Montgomery, widow, and Hugh Mont- 
gomery, yeoman, with James Betton and John Kyle, husband- 
men, as sureties, all of Windham, in the sum of £300, Oct. 25, 
1769, for the administration of the estate of Hugh Montgomery 
of Windham; witnesses, Joseph Churchill, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 25, 1769, authorizing William Campbell, yeo- 
man, and Joseph Clyde, gentleman, both of Windham, to ap- 
praise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 1769; amount, £57. o. 7^ ; signed by William 
Campbell and Joseph Clyde.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £39. 13. 3^2; ex- 
penditures, £55. 8. i; mentions "Support of 2 Children under 
seven years of Age"; allowed March 30, 1774.] 



JOHN BURNHAM 1769 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of John Burnham granted to 
Jeremiah Burnham Oct. 25, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 549.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 317 

[Bond of Jeremiah Burnham, Jr., yeoman, with John Burnham 
Hanson, yeoman, and Abijah Pinkham of Barrington, husband- 
man, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Oct. 25, 1769, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate of John Burnham of Durham; wit- 
nesses, Susanna Burnham, EHzabeth Light.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 25, 1769, authorizing John Smith, 3d, mer- 
chant, and John Burnham Hanson, gentleman, of Durham to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 12, 1769; amount, £640. 5. 10; signed by 
John Smith and John Burnham Hanson.] 

[Guardianship of Ebenezer Burnham, less than 14 years of age, 
son of John Burnham, granted to Valentine Mathes Feb. 6, 

1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 259.] 

[Bonds of Valentine Mathes, yeoman, with James Gilmore 
and Daniel Meserve, gentlemen, as sureties, all of Durham, in 
the sum of £500 each, Feb. 6, 1770, for the guardianship of John 
Burnham, minor, aged more than 14 years, and Ebenezer Burn- 
ham, aged less than 14 years, sons of John Burnham; witnesses, 
William Earl Treadwell, John Emery.] 

[Warrant, April 12, 1771, authorizing Stephen Jones, James 
Gilmore, Ebenezer Thompson, physician, Thomas Chesley, 
gentleman, all of Durham, and Joseph Sias of Lee to set off the 
widow's dower.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to a Warrant from the Hon'''* 
New Hampshire j John Wentworth Esq"" Judge of the Probate 
of Wills &•= for said Province authorizing and appointing the sub- 
scribers a Committee to Set off to Susanna Burnum Widow & 
Relict of John Burnum late of Durham Deceased one third part 
of the real Estate of the said Deceased, we have done it in the 
following manner viz. About Ten acres more or less of wood 
land bounded as followeth beginning by a Highway that leadeth 



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from Long Marsh (so called) to Durham Point adjoining land 
of Jeremiah Burnum Senior thence by the road South fifty de- 
grees West Twelve rods thence South Seventy three degrees west 
Fifty rods thence North Twenty degrees East Sixty six rods 
thence south seventy degrees East to the aforsaid Jeremiah 
Burnums land and by that to the first bounds. Also about 
Thirty one acres of Pasture land as follows Beginning at the 
highway that leads from Durham Falls to Durham Point adjoin- 
ing Land of Jeremiah Burnum Junior thence By said Burnums 
land South four degrees East Twenty one rods thence South 
Seventeen degrees West Thirty four rods thence South Seventy 
degrees East Sixty rods to Land in Possession of Nathaniel 
Norton Thence Northerly by said Nortons land to the aforsaid 
Highway and by that to the first bounds. Likewise one third 
of the Arable & Meadow Land bounded as follows viz. Be- 
ginning by Oyster River (so called) adjoining land of Jeremiah 
Burnum Jun'' and so by the dividing line between the said Jere- 
miah and land of said Deceas'd until it comes to a Rock by a 
little Barn a Bound between the said Parties thence on said 
dividing line Eighteen rods to a rock thence East Twelve rods 
thence North Thirty Two degrees East to the Afors'* river and 
by that to the first bounds. Likewise the little Barn (so called) 
on said Estate, with the following rooms in the House viz the 
South East room on the Lower floor and the Back Closet ad- 
joining it, the South Westerly Chamber, and one third of the 
Garret at the Westerly End thereof, the Cellar under the South 
East room, with Liberty to use the Kitchen for Washing and 
Baking. Also one third Part of the open or vacant land round 
the house for the privilege of Laying wood yards &*=. Also all 
the apple Trees in the nursery before the Door that is in the 
Pasture & in the Green (so called). 
Witness our hands at Durham the 14**' of May 1771 

Joseph Sias 

Jas Gilmor I Committee 

Eb'' Thompson 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 319 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £258. i. 10; expendi- 
tures, £274. 15. 6X; allowed June 24, 1772.] 



JOHN CHURCHILL 1769 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Churchill granted to his 
son, Joseph Churchill, Oct. 27, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 548.] 

[Bond of Joseph Churchill, mariner, with Benjamin Parker, 
merchant, and Samuel Hale, Jr., gentleman, as sureties, all of 
Portsmouth, in the sum of £100, Oct. 27, 1769, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate of his father, John Churchill of Portsmouth ; 
witnesses, Ebenezer Burdin, Samuel Jones.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 28, 1769; amount, £129. 18. 9; signed by- 
John Marshall and Ephraim Ham.] 

[Administration before granted to Joseph Churchill revoked 
and granted to John Taylor of Stratham Aug. 2, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 568.] 

[Bond of John Taylor, with Benjamin Parker, merchant, and 
Samuel Hutchins, trader, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, in 
the sum of £300, Aug. 2, 1770, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, John Wentworth, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to an order from the Honourable 
New Hamshire / John Wentworth Esq"^ Judge of Probate for 
the Province Afors"^ Wee the subscribers have Set of to Elizbeth 
Churchill Widow of John Churchill Late of Portsmouth Mariner 
Deceased her third Part of the Real Estate of which the S'^ John 
Died seised of and is Bounded as followeth V' the South Lower 
Room and Chamber Over it with the Privilidge of the fire Places 
above and Below with the Closet in the Lower Room with the 
Benefit of the Street door the Entry way and staire way to be 
in Common to her the sd Elizb & these that do or may live in the 



320 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Other end of sd House likewise the Land at the south End of sd 
House till it meets the Land of Daniel Ringe Esq"" so to Run Back 
by Sd Rings Land thirty feet then Notherly Eighteen feet then 
west to the House 

Mark Langdon 
Eph' Ham 
Tho^ Peirce 

[Warrant, Jan. 4, 1771, authorizing John Wendell and John 
Pickering, millwright, both of Portsmouth, to receive claims 
against the estate of John Churchill, cordwainer.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £60. 3. 9; expendi- 
tures, £43. 12. II; mentions "Paid Mark Seavy for his Wife's 
Right in the House & Land besides what was p*^ by Jos: Church- 
ill"; allowed Dec. 10, 1772.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Feb. 27, 1773; amount, 
£34. 4. 8>2 ; signed by John Pickering and John Wendell.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £16. 10. 10; allowed 
March 2, 1773.] 



BENONI GORDON 1769 FREMONT 

In the Name of God Amen the 28*'' Day of Octob"^ 1769 I 
Benoni Gorden of Poplin in the Province of New Hampshire 
Husbandman being by the Goodness of God of a Sound mind & 
Memory tho weak & Indisposed in Body * * * 

2ndiy I Give Devise & Dispose unto Abigail my Beloved wife 
the use & improvement of the whole of my Estate During the 
time that she Remains my widow. 

3'^'y I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved son Alexander to 
him his hiers & assigns forever five pounds Lawful money to be 
paid him by my Executor in three months after my wife's 
Decease. 

^thiy J Give & Bequeath unto Elizabeth my well Beloved 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 32 1 

Daughter now the wife of Jeremy Bean five shillings lawful 
money to be paid by my Executor in three months after my said 
wife's Decease. 

5*^^ I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved Daughter Mary now 
the wife of Thomas Blake to her, her hiers & assigns fifteen shil- 
lings lawful money to be paid as before mentioned also one third 
part of the Household Stuff that shall be left at my Said wife's 
Discease or otherways quitting them. 

6*^ I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved Daughter Abigail 
now the wife of Edward Critchet to her, her hiers & assigns for- 
ever fifteen shillings Lawful money to be paid as before men- 
tioned also one third part of the House hold stuff that shall 
Remain when my wife shall have Done with them. 

y^^ I Give & Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Tabitha now 
the wife of William Mudget fifteen shillings lawful money to be 
paid as before mentioned & one third part of the House hold 
Stuff that shall Remain when my wife Shall have Done with it. 

gthiy I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved Son Thomas Gorden 
to him, his hiers & assigns forever A piece of Land in said Poplin 
Lying on the Southerly Side of the Higway opposite to my 
Dwelling House to Begin at the Easterly End of said Land and 
so to run westerly having the said highway on the north & 
Exeter River on the south so far as to Contain the one half of 
what I now own on that side the way excepting two acres, which 
I order the westerly half to Contain more than the other, and to 
Come into his Possession when my wife shall have Done with it. 

9*^ I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved Son Enoch Gorden 
to him his hiers and assigns forever, all the Remainder viz the 
aforsaid Westerly half of the Lands which I now own on the 
Southerly Side of the said Highway, and to Come into Possession 
as aforsaid. 

10*'' I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved son Josiah Gorden 
and to his hiers & assigns Twenty Shillings Lawful money to be 
paid by my Executor in three months after my wifes Discease, 
out of my estate. 



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11*^ I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved Son Benoni, to him 
his hiers and assigns forever, all the Lands which I now have on 
the Northerly Side of the aforsaid Highway where my Dwelling 
House now Stands togather with the Buildings thereon, and to 
Come into his Possession when my wife shall Have Done with it 
as aforsaid. 

Moreover my will is that my Just Debts & funeral Charges and 
Legacies be paid in the following manner viz that there be paid 
by my son Benoni, or out of the Estate which I have Given him, 
ten pounds Lawful money, and that what moveable Estate I 
Shall Leave except what I have otherways Disposed of in this 
my last will, be sold for the Same purpose; and if that is not 
Sufficient I order the Remainder of the said Debts & Legacies 
to be paid Equally by my Sons Thomas, Enoch & Benoni, or out 
of the Lands I have given them in this my will. Lastly I Do 
hereby Constitute & appoint My Brother Nathaniel Gorden of 
Exeter sole Executor to this my last will & testament and I here- 
by Revoke & make void all other & former wills by me made 
Ratifying & Confirming this to be my last will & testament. 
In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the 28*'* 
Day of October 1769 first mentioned and in the tenth year of his 
majesty's Reign. 

his 

Benoni X Gorden 

mark 

his 
[Witnesses] Josiah Bartlett, Nicholas X Gorden, Benjamn 

mark 
Lesly 

[Proved Dec. 2"], 1769.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 27, 1769, authorizing Theophilus Smith, Jr., 
and Jonathan Norris, yeoman, both of Exeter, to appraise the 
estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 323 

[Inventory, Jan. i, 1770; amount, £185. 10. 7>^; signed by 
Theophilus Smith, Jr., and Jonathan Norris.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £51. 10. 7>^, personal es- 
tate; expenditures, £76. 9. 10^2; allowed June 28, 1776.] 



GEORGE SHERRIFF 1769 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of George Sherriff granted to 
Hannah Sherriff Oct. 31, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 548.] 

[Bond of Hannah Sherriff, widow, with Peter Pearse, mer- 
chant, and Joseph Akerman, cordwainer, as sureties, all of Ports- 
mouth, in the sum of £500, Oct. 31, 1769, for the administration 
of the estate of George Sherriff of Portsmouth, tailor; witnesses, 
none.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 31, 1769, authorizing Benjamin Parker, mer- 
chant, and Samuel Hutchins, trader, both of Portsmouth, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 8, 1769; amount, £381. 10. 9^; signed by 
Benjamin Parker and Samuel Hutchins.] 



OLIVER DAVIDSON 1769 LEBANON 

[Administration on the estate of Oliver Davidson granted to 
Aaron Storrs Nov. 3, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 548.] 

[Bond of Aaron Storrs of Lebanon, husbandman, with Samuel 
Penhallow and William Knight, merchant, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Nov. 3, 1769, for the administration of the estate of 
Oliver Davidson of Lebanon, husbandman; witness, Samuel 
Hale, Jr.] 



324 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Nov. 3, 1769, authorizing John Slapp and Charles 
Hill, husbandman, both of Lebanon, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Oct. 29, 1770; amount, £175. 9. 6; signed 
by John Slapp and Charles Hill.] 

Province of 1 Lebanon Ap' y 7*^ 1770 To The Hon^^* 
New Hampshire J John Wentworth Esq' Judge of Probate — 

We the Subscribers freeholders of the Town of s'^ Lebanon, 
Being Desired by M'' Aaron Storrs Administrator to the Estate 
of M"^ Oliver Davison Late of s^^ Lebanon Deceas*^ To Lay Out, 
And set off to Eunice Davison Widow and Relict to s^ Davison 
Her Thirds in the Real Estate Left by s'^ Davison ; & being Under 
Oath to Our Fidelity in y same; have set off & Divided to her 
the whole of the home Lot and New addition sav« Twenty & 
Eight Acres of the West End, Divided By A North Line Proceed- 
ing from A Rock Maple Bush & heap of Stones standi in the 
North Line of Relhan Rode forty Rods E^y from the East Line 
of y^ Entervail Lott Wh^ Belongs to s^ Estate, & Runing North 
to y^ North Line of the s^^ New Addition by us 

Charles Hill 
Silas Waterman 
John Griswold 
Samuel Estabrook 
Levi Hyde 

[Citation to the administrator, Aug. 18, 1788, to render an 
account of the estate.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £147. 19. g}4; ex- 
penditures, £163. 8. 8; allowed Sept. 16, 1789.] 

[Citation, Sept. 16, 1789, to Roger Hibbard and Silvanus 
Willis, heirs, to show cause against the allowance of the account; 
service acknowledged Sept. 19, 1789, by Sarah Hibbard, wife of 
Roger Hibbard, and Silvanus Willis.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 325 

BENJAMIN PHILBRICK 1769 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Philbrick granted 
to Lydia Philbrick Nov. 21, 1769.] 

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

[Bond of Lydia Philbrick, widow, with John Rice and Edward 
Colcord, yeoman, as sureties, all of Exeter, in the sum of £500, 
Nov. 21, 1769, for the administration of the estate of Benjamin 
Philbrick of Exeter, blacksmith; witnesses, Charles Rundlett, 
Noah Emery.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 28, 1769; amount, £420. 7. o; signed by John 
Rice and Charles Rundlett.] 

[Bond of Jabez Dodge, with Stephen Thing, yeoman, and 
Trueworthy Gilman, gentleman, as sureties, all of Exeter, in the 
sum of £100, March 2'], 1777, for the administration de bonis 
non of the estate; witness, Nathaniel Parker.] 

State of New Hampshire Rockingham ss 

We the subscribers being appointed a committee by the Hon^'^ 
Phillips White Esq^ Judge of the Probate of wills &c for said 
County, to Divide the Real Estate of Benjamin Philbrick late 
of Exeter, Blacksmith Deceased among the Heirs of said De- 
ceased. 

We have accordingly Divided the said Real Estate in manner 
Following (Viz) first we have set off to the Heirs of Joseph Phil- 
brick late of Gilmantown in the County of Strafford Deceas'd 
for their Double Share of said Estate the following Peices of 
Land in said Gilmantown (Viz) one Forty acre lot in the Lower 
Division and is the Lot Number twenty six in the first Range and 
half a hundred acre lot in the uper Division and is the North side 
of the Lot number five in the Seaventeenth Range also another 
half of a hundred acre lot in said Division and is the Northwest 
side of the Lot number Fourteen in the fourth Range 

2^ To Samuel second son of the said Deceasd we have sett off 
for his single Share of said Estate, one acre and three Quarters 



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of Land Lying in Exeter and is the south side of the Highway 
leading from Exeter meeting House to Kingston and is Bounded 
as follows (Viz) begining at a stake at the Said highway against 
the middle of the fore Doors from thence to Run south thirty one 
Degrees west through the middle of the House six Rods to a 
stake, thence south thirty six Degrees East three Rod to a Stake 
thence south forty one and a half degrees west about forty Rods 
to a stake thence East thirty one and a half Degrees south four 
Rods to Ens. Joseph Swazeys Land thence Northerly Binding 
on said Land forty Eight Rods to the highway afforesaid thence 
North fifty nine Degrees west binding on said highway Eleaven 
Rods and three Quarters to the bounds begun at with half the 
house and all other priviledges Except the potters shop & half 
the cellar 

^edy 'Pq John third son of said Deceased, we have set off for his 
single share of said Estate Six acres and Sixty five Rods of Land 
in said Exeter Lying the south side of the little River and west 
side of the Neck Road (so call'd) and is Bounded as follows (Viz) 
Begining at the highway by the River near the Bridge from 
thence to Run Westerly Binding on said River forty two Rods 
and a half to an ash tree by the River thence south twenty one 
Degrees west to the Northwest corner of one acre and one hun- 
dred and thirty four Rods of Land hereafter sett off to Edward 
the youngest son thence south sixty six Degrees East Binding 
on said Land about forty nine Rods to the highway afforesaid 
thence Northerly Binding on said highway to the Bounds begun 
at 

4**^ To Edward the youngest son of said Deceased we have set 
off for his share of said Estate one acre and one hundred and 
thirty four Rods of Land in Exeter adjoyning to the Six acres 
and Sixty five Rods of Land heretofore set off to John and 
Bounded as follows (Viz) Begining at the southeast corner of 
Said Johns Land at the Highway, from thence to Run Southerly 
by said highway Six Rods and two feet to a twenty futt 
way (that was Laid out of the Estate of Ephraim Philbrick De- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 327 

ceased for the more conveniency of Divideing said Estate) from 
thence to Run Northerly binding on said twenty futt way forty 
nine Rods to a Stake and stones thence North twenty one Degrees 
East Six Rods to a stake and stones thence Southerly on a 
Straight Line to the bounds begun at also a Forty acre lot of 
Land in Gilmantown in the County of Strafford and is the Lot 
number nineteen in the fourth Range in the uper Division — 

5*^ To Lydia Dodge oldest Daughter of said Deceased we 
have set off for her single share of said Estate about nine acres 
of Land more or less in Exeter afforesaid Lying the North side 
of the Neck Road (so called) between CoUo. Daniel Gilmans 
Dwelling house and the little River and bounded as follows (Viz) 
Begining at the southerly corner of Joseph Swazeys Land at the 
highway, from thence to Run southerly Binding on said high way 
thirty two Rods & a half to Josiah Ladds Land, thence North 
fifty six Degrees west twenty one Rods, thence North forty six 
Degrees East twenty four Rods, thence North forty Eight 
Degrees west Sixteen Rods and three Quarters thence South 
forty five Degrees west to the River thence westerly by said 
River ten Rods thence Northerly Binding on Coll° Daniel Gil- 
mans Land sixty five Rods to the westerly corner of two acres 
and a Quarter of Land hereafter set off to mary thence south 
fifty nine Degrees East Binding on said Land and Land hereto- 
fore set off to Samuel Twelve Rods & two tenths to Joseph 
Swazeys Land thence Southerly and Easterly Binding on said 
Swazeys Land to the bound begun at — 

6*^ To Mary 2^ Daughter of said Deceased we have set off for 
her single share of said Estate two acres and a Quarter of Land 
in Exeter with half the house and the Barn standing on the same, 
and half the cellar under the other End of the house, said Land 
is Bounded as follows (Viz) begining at the highway against the 
middle of the fore Doors thence to Run south thirty one Degrees 
west through the House six Rods to a stake thence South thirty 
six Degrees East three Rods thence south forty one and an half 
Degrees west binding on Land heretofore set of to Samuel about 



328 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

forty Rod to a Stake thence North fifty nine Degrees west Eight 
Rod and two tenths to Coll'' Daniel Gilmans Land thence North- 
erly Binding on said Land to the highway thence Easterly by 
said highway three Rods and Three Quarters to the bound begun 
at — 

6*^ To Mehltable youngest Daughter of Said Deceasd we have 
set off for her single share of said Estate a piece of Land in 
Exeter containing six acres and sixty five Rods Lying the South 
side of the little River and is Bounded as follows (Viz) Begining 
at the westerly Corner of the one acre and one hundred & thirty 
four Rods heretofore set ofif to Edward at the twenty futt way 
from thence to Run North twenty one Degrees East Binding on 
said Land and Land heretofore set of to John to a spotted ash 
tree by the River thence westerly binding on said River about 
seaventy nine Rods to Land belonging to the Heirs of Nathaniel 
Bartlet Deceased thence southerly and Easterly Binding on said 
Land seaventy four Rods and an half to the said twenty futt 
way thence Southerly Binding on said way Eleaven Rods to the 
Bounds Begun at 

as witness our hands this 25*^ Day of Novem 1778 

Trueworthy Gilman ) 
Stephen Thing > Committee 

Eliphalet GIddings J 

[Account of Lydia Philbrick, administratrix, deceased; re- 
ceipts, £95. 7. o; expenditures, £20. 17. 6}4', allowed Dec. 31, 
1778.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £129. 4. 5>^; expendi- 
tures, £110. o. 9; allowed Dec. 31, 1778.] 



HENRY WALLACE 1769 FALMOUTH, ME. 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Wallace granted to 
John Sullivan Nov. 29, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 554.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 329 

[Bond of John Sullivan of Durham, with Daniel Meserve of 
Madbury, and Joseph Pattinson of Newington, gentlemen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 29, 1769, for the administra- 
tion of the estate of Henry Wallace of Falmouth, Me., yeoman; 
witnesses, Zachariah Foss, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 



BENJAMIN SCRIBNER 1769 BRENTWOOD 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Scribner granted to 
John Scribner Nov. 30, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 548.] 

[Bond of John Scribner of Poplin, yeoman, with Samuel 
Stevens of Brentwood and Francis Chase of Newton, yeomen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 30, 1769, for the administra- 
tion of the estate of Benjamin Scribner of Brentwood, yeoman; 
witnesses, Catherine Parker, William Parker.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 30, 1769, authorizing John Folsom and Samuel 
Dudley, Jr., both of Brentwood, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 27, 1770; amount, £20. 12. 9; signed by 
Samuel Dudley, Jr., and John Folsom.] 

[Guardianship of Nathaniel Scribner, minor, aged more than 
14 years, granted to John Scribner Nov. 30, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 25, p. 547.] 

[Bond of John Scribner of Poplin, yeoman, with Samuel 
Stevens of Brentwood and Francis Chase of Newton, yeomen, 
as sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 30, 1769, for the guardian- 
ship of Nathaniel Scribner, son of Benjamin Scribner; witnesses, 
William Parker, Catherine Parker.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 30, 1771, authorizing Jeremy Webster and Jo- 
siah Bartlett, both of Kingston, to receive claims against the 
estate.] 



330 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[List of claims, Nov. 8, 1771; amount, £23. 10. 10; signed by 
Jeremy Webster and Josiah Bartlett.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £48. 14. o; expendi- 
tures, £28. o. o; mentions a widow; allowed Dec. 16, 1771.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £20. 14. o; allowed 
Dec. 19, 1771.] 



SARAH McBRIDE 1769 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen, I Sarah Mackbride of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire Widow, being Sick and weak 
in Body * * * 

I give and devise to my Son in Law Daniel Grant of said Ports- 
mouth Cooper and to his Heirs and Assigns forever my Dwelling 
House wherein I now live and the Lot of Land belonging to it 
Situate in said Portsmouth and all my real Estate wherever the 
Same is Situate or may be found. Item I give my said Son in 
Law my money which I shall leave at my Decease, (after my 
Debts and my funeral Charges are paid) Item I give and be- 
queath to Sarah Wood wife of Richard Wood of said Portsmouth 
Hatter my Red and white chints Gown, my looking Glass and 
one Pewter Platter. Item I give to Martha Grant wife of said 
Son in Law, my dark colour'd Resset Gown my Silver Cup, and 
half a Dozen of Pewter Plates. Item I give to Anne Partridge 
of said Portsmouth Singlewoman my Cousin, my dark coloured 
Calemanca Gown and Nine Pewter Plates. Item I give and 
bequeath to the said Sarah Wood my Bed and Bedding belonging 
to it. — All the Rest and Residue of my Estate both real and 
personal except what I have already given to others herein, I 
give Devise and bequeath to my said Son in Law Grant and to 
his Heirs and Assigns. Lastly I hereby appoint and Constitute 
Jacob Sheafe of said Portsmouth Merchant, Executor of this my 
last Will and Testament. And I do hereby revoke and disallow 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 33 1 

all other and former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore 
made, ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last 
Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereto Set my 
hand and Seal the fourth Day of December in the Year of our 
Lord Christ one thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Nine — 

her 
Sarah X Mackbride 
Mark 
[Witnesses] Tho Hatch, John Jackson, Dan Jackson. 
[Proved Dec. 27, 1769.] 

[Bond of Daniel Grant, cooper, with Jacob Sheafe, merchants, 
and Hunking Wentworth as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the 
sum of £500, Dec. 27, 1769, for the administration of the estate, 
Jacob Sheafe declining to act as executor; witnesses, Daniel 
Brewster, William Winter.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 2'], 1769, authorizing Samuel Watson and John 
Beck, hatter, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 10, 1770; amount, £87. 8. 3; not signed.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 3, 1770, authorizing John Parker and Wood- 
bury Langdon, both of Portsmouth, merchants, to receive claims 
against the estate.] 

[List of claims, June 4, 1771 ; amount, £3. 15. 0.] 



JONATHAN STICKNEY 1769 PELHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Stickney of Pelham 
granted to Asa Stickney Dec. 14, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 105.] 

[Bond of Asa Stickney, with Amos Gage, Jr., and Josiah Gage, 
Jr., as sureties, all of Pelham, yeomen, in the sum of £500, Dec. 
14, 1769, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Nathan- 
iel Gage, Benjamin Gage.] 



332 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, Dec. 28, 1769; amount, £163. 16. i; signed by 
Amos Gage and Ebenezer Varnum.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £183, 4. 2; expendi- 
tures, £66. 4. 2; mentions a widow; allowed Nov. 8, 1769 [1770.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Sept. 28, 1770; amount, 
£156. 10. 9; signed by Amos Gage and Ebenezer Varnum.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £117. o. o; allowed 
June 29, 1771.] 

[Additional account of the administrator; receipts, $110.00; 
expenditures, $15.00; allowed April 20, 1803.] 

[Additional settlement of claims; amount of claims, $496.66; 
amount distributed, $94.45; allowed May 16, 1803.] 



HENRY SANDERS 1769 SALEM 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Sanders of Salem 
granted to William Sanders Dec. 14, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 105.] 

[Bond of William Sanders, yeoman, with Joseph Wright and 
Oliver Sanders, yeoman, as sureties, all of Salem, in the sum of 
£500, Dec. 14, 1769, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Evan Jones, Joshua Sanders.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 14, 1769, authorizing Jonathan Frye, gentle- 
man, and Thomas Douglas, yeoman, both of Salem, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 9, 1770; amount, £14. 7. 8>^; signed by Jona- 
than Frye and Thomas Douglas.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £14. 7. 8>^; expendi- 
tures, £12. 2. io>^; allowed Nov. 28, 1770.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Nov. 26, 1770; amount, £49. 
16. o. 2; signed by Jonathan Frye and Thomas Douglas.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 333 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £2. 13. 4; allowed 
Feb. 8, 1773.] 



SAMUEL WHIDDEN 1769 GREENLAND 

In the Name of God Amen. I Samuel Whidden of Greenland 
in the Province of New Hampshire Husbandman being weak & 
infirm in Body * * * 

Item, I give and bequeath to Hannah my beloved Wife, the 
whole LTse & Improvement of my home place containing all my 
Land in Greenland, with all my Stock of Cattle & Implements of 
Husbandry, to be used & improved by her for her own mainte- 
nance & Support & for the Maintenance Support & Education 
of my children who are under Age, until my Son James Whidden 
arrives to the Age of twenty one years; after which Time my 
will is that my said Wife shall have an handsome & honourable 
Support out of the Income of my said Homeplace as long as she 
shall live on said Place. I also give to my said Wife all my house- 
hold Furniture to be disposed of by her among my children when 
& as she shall see proper. 

Item I give & bequeath to my Son Joseph Whidden four Acres 
of Land in Portsmouth being Part of my Cedar Swamp (so called) 
to be taken off of the Southerly Side thereof. And as my said 
Son Joseph is already provided for by the Reversion of y« Farm 
which he now possesses, upon that Consideration I give him no 
more of my Estate. 

Item I give devise & bequeath unto my Son Samuel Whidden 
all my Land in the Town of Portsmouth (except the four Acres 
of Cedar Swamp given to my Son Joseph & what is herein 
afterwards given to my Son James Whidden) To have & to hold 
all my said Land in Portsmouth (except as aforesaid) with all the 
Buildings & Appurtenances, to him my said Son Samuel Whidden 
his Heirs & Assigns forever. 

Item I give and devise to my Son John Whidden a Right of 



334 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Land in the Township of Cornish being the Lot N° ii in the 
fourth Range to him my said Son his Heirs & Assigns. I also 
give him a yoke of three year old Steers to be delivered to him by 
my Executrix, within one year after my Decease. 

Item I give devise & bequeath to my Son James Whidden, my 
Home place containing all my Land in the Town of Greenland 
with the Buildings and Appurtenances thereto belonging, he 
my said Son to be put in Possession thereof by my Executrix 
as soon as he shall arrive at the Age of twenty one Years. I also 
give him all the Implements of Husbandry & one half the Stock 
of Cattle Sheep & Swine which shall be on said Place when he 
arrives at said Age. I also give to my said Son ten Acres of 
woodland lying in Portsmouth bounded Southeasterly on the 
new Road leading to Portsmouth, Southwesterly on Land given 
to my Son Samuel Whidden, Northwesterly on Land belonging 
to the Estate of my Brother John Whidden Deceased & North- 
easterly on Peter Ball's Land. Also Sixteen Acres of my Cedar 
Swamp (so called) lying in Portsmouth to be taken ofT of the 
Southwesterly End thereof, also four Acres of Cedar Swamp 
bounded Southwesterly & Northwesterly on Land of William 
Jenkins, Easterly on Land of Enoch Clark Esq' & Southerly on 
Robert Tufton Philbrook's Land, To have & to hold the said 
pieces of Land together with my Homeplace with all the Build- 
ings & Appurtenances to him my said Son James Whidden his 
Heirs & Assigns forever. My Will is that my said Son James 
shall provide an handsome & honourable Maintenance & Sup- 
port for his Mother, as long as she lives with him & also pay to 
his Sisters the Legacies hereafter mentioned 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Whidden 
twenty five Pounds Lawful money to be paid her by my Execu- 
trix in such houshold Furniture as she shall chuse on the Day 
of her Marriage. I also give her twenty five Pounds Like money 
more to be paid her by my Son Samuel with in eight years after 
my Decease that is to say five Pounds thereof within three years 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 335 

and five Pounds yearly & every year afterwards till the Said 
Sum of twenty live Pounds is paid. 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Mary Whidden 
twenty five Pounds Lawful Money to be paid her on the Day of 
her marriage in such houshold Furniture as she shall chuse by 
my Executrix, I also give her twenty five Pounds like Money 
more to be paid her by my Son James, five Pounds thereof 
within one Year after he arrives to the Age of twenty one Years 
& five Pounds thereof yearly & every year afterwards till the 
said twenty five Pounds are paid. 

Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Ann Whidden the 
like Sum to be paid in manner aforesaid by my Executrix on 
the Day of her Marriage and also twenty five Pounds Lawful 
Money to be paid by my Son James that is to say five Pounds 
thereof within Six Years after he arrives to the Age of twenty one 
Years & five Pounds yearly & every year afterwards till the said 
Sum is paid And my will is that in Case either of my said 
Daughters should die before they have received their respective 
Legacies, and leave no Issue lawfully begotten on their Bodies, 
that the said Legacies shall be paid to the surviving Sisters in 
manner aforesaid to be equally divided between them. 

Item All the Rest Residue & Remainder of my Estate both 
real & personal I give to my beloved wife Hannah Whidden to 
be disposed of as she shall think best & hereby recommend It to 
my said wife that in Case the Income of my Homeplace & her 
circumstances will afford & allow more to be given to my Daugh- 
ters at the Day of their Marriage, than what I have herein 
ordered to be paid them In houshould furniture, that she give 
them & each of them as much more as she thinks can be afforded 
them. And I hereby constitute & appoint my said Wife sole 
Executrix of this my last Will & Testament, hereby revoking & 
disannulling all other wills by me in any manner heretofore 
made, ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my last Will & 
Testament. 



336 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand & Seal the 
Sixteenth Day of October, Anno Domini 1769. 

Samuel Whidden 

[Witnesses] Joseph Pickering, John Weeks Jun"", Samuel 
Parker. 

In the Name of God Amen I Samuel Whidden of Greenland 
in the Province of New Hampshire Husbandman having made & 
executed my last Will & Testament on the Sixteenth Day of 
October last do upon further Consideration think proper to make 
the following Codicil & Addition thereto. Imprimis I give & be- 
queath to my Sons Samuel & John Whidden to each of them a 
three year old Heifer, that to my Son Samuel to be delivered to 
him by my Executrix within one year after my Decease, & that 
to my Son John within two years after my Decease, out of the 
Stock which shall be then upon my Homeplace. Item I give to 
my four Sons viz Joseph Samuel John & James my four Guns, 
that is to say one to each of them, the eldest to have his choice, 
only my will is that my Son James should have the longest. 
I also give to my Son James my Sword, These Legacies are given 
them in Addition to what is already given them in my said will. 
In all other Respects I hereby ratify & confirm my said last will 
& Testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my 
Hand and Seal this fifteenth Day of December in the Tenth Year 
of his Majesty's Reign Annoque Domini 1769 

Samuel Whidden 

[Witnesses] Nathan Johnson, Abner Haines, Ichabod weeks, 
Samuel Parker. 

[Proved April 2, 1770.] 

[Caveat of John Whidden, Jr., of Greenland, yeoman, March 
28, 1770, against the probate of the will of his father, alleging 
that he was non compos mentis.] 

[Bond of Hannah Whidden, widow, with William Weeks and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 337 

Nathan Johnson, gentleman, as sureties, all of Greenland, In the 
sum of £500, April 2, 1770, for the execution of the will ; witnesses, 
William Haines, Samuel Parker.] 



BENJAMIN SMITH 1769 DURHAM 

[Guardianship of Samuel Smith, aged less than 14 years, 
granted to Benjamin Smith Dec. 27, 1769.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 67.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Smith of Durham, with Walter Bryent and 
Edward Smith, yeoman, both of Newmarket, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Dec. 27, 1769, for the guardianship of his son, 
Samuel Smith; witnesses, Jeremy Bryent, Gideon Glidden.] 



SAMUEL TWOMBLY 1769 ROCHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Twombly granted to 
Tobias Twombly Dec. 2"] , 1769.] 

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

[Inventory, Jan. 25, 1770; amount, £39. 9. 6; signed by Joseph 
Hanson and Ichabod Canney.] 

[List of claims against the estate, May 30, 1771; amount, 
£21. 19. 4; signed by Ichabod Canney and Joseph Hanson.] 

[Warrant, May 30, 1771, authorizing Ichabod Canney of Mad- 
bury, Joseph Hanson of Dover, Jonathan Dam of Rochester, 
Joseph Cook of Somersworth, and Solomon Varney of Dover, 
husbandmen, to set off the widow's dower.] 

Province of New Hampshire Rockingham ss 
Pursuant to a Warrant From the Judge of Probate of Wills 
for said County and Province we have sat off To the Widow 



338 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Judith Twombly Relict of Samuel Twombly Late of Rochester 
in said County and Province Cooper Deceased Her Thirds of 
of her Late Husbands Real Estate Begining at the North East 
Corner of his Land he Lived on and Died seiz"^ in Possesion of 
at a small white Pine Tree spotted for the Bound and from said 
Tree Ran East Forty Two Degrees South Twenty three Rods 
to a High way Plan^ on the south east side the Town being the 
full Breadth of his Land that way then Turned and Ran by said 
high way south Forty Two Degrees west Twenty six Rods and 
six feet to a stake then Turned and Ran North Forty three De- 
grees west Twenty three Rods to a stake then Turned and Ran 
North Forty Two Degrees East to the First Bound — 

also set off Thirteen feet and a half of the West End of the 
Barn the full Breadth of the same which Barn Standing on said 
Premises or thirds we allow the Purchesor of the other Two thirds 
of said Barn the Liberty of Takeing it off any time in six Months 
from said Date 

Sat off April 23*^ 1772 by 

Ichabod Canney ^ 

Jos: Hanson > Commissioners 

Jon^ Dame J 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £33. 6. o ; expenditures, 
£21. 16. o; allowed March 22, 1774.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £10. 19. 8; allowed 
April 9, 1774.] 



JOSEPH BERRY 1770 GREENLAND 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Berry of Greenland, 
yeoman, granted to James Berry of Greenland, yeoman, Jan. 
II, 1770.] 

[Bond of James Berry, with Francis Berry, yeoman, and 
Daniel Mason, joiner, as sureties, all of Greenland, in the sum of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 339 

£500, Jan. II, 1770, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Parker, John Wentworth.] 



JOHN SMITH 1770 NORTH HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of John Smith of North Hamp- 
ton, yeoman, granted to Rachel Smith Jan. 17, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 257.] 

[Bond of Rachel Smith, with Jonathan Wedge wood and 
Ebenezer Sanborn as sureties, all of North Hampton, in the sum 
of £500, Jan. 17, 1770 'for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Christopher Toppan, John Wentworth.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 20, 1770; amount, £606. 8. 6; signed by 
Ebenezer Sanborn and Jonathan Wedge wood.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £299. 8. 6, personal 
estate; expenditures, £80. 2. 2; allowed April 29, 1772.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 12, 1772, authorizing Abraham Drake, gentle- 
man, Levi Dearborn, physician, and Joseph Hobbs, yeoman, 
all of North Hampton, to set off the widow's dower.] 

Rockingham ss We the subscribers being appointed by the 
Honour'*' John Wentworth Esq' Judge of Probate of Wills &" 
a Committee to set off to Rachel Smith of North Hampton in 
said County her Dower which happens to her of the real Estate 
of John Smith late of North Hampton aforesaid Yeoman De- 
ceas*^ being one full third part according to Quantity & Quality 
(and being sworn) have set off as followeth Viz. on the south 
side the road a piece of land containing Nine Acres and thirty 
six Rods Begining thirty Eight Rods from the East end of said 
farm from thence by the Road to the North west corner of the 
east Barn (calH the old Barn) thence by the west end of said 
Barn to the south side of the cow yard, from thence as the fence 



340 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

now runs between the field and the pasture calH the old pasture 
Orchard, thence to the East end of the wall between said Land 
and land of Samuel Chapman thence by said Chapmans land 
forty Rods to an Elm tree standing in said fence (which tree is 
thirty seven rods from the East end of said fence) from thence to 
the Bounds first mentioned, together with the said East Barn — 
And on the North side the Road we have set off the little field 
and pasture as it is now fenced containing thirteen Acres, with 
the new Addition on the North side the Dwelling house and 
three feet & an half square in the North East corner of the 
large West room with the stares where they now are — Also 
twenty Acres in the great pasture bounded sotherly on the 
road thirty Seven Rods, westerly by land of Samuel Chapman 
Eighty six Rods to Land of John Wingate then by land of said 
Wingate thirty seven Rods to a large pine stump, and from 
thence to the Bounds first mentioned — Also Three Acres 
of salt marsh in Hampton in the County aforesaid Bounded 
Easterly on marsh of Col' Moulton Northerly on Foggs Marsh, 
Westerly on Marsh of John Dearborn, southerly on Browns 
River (so calH) — This we make our Return as witness our 
Hands — 

North Hampton December 9"^ 1772. 

Abraham Drake 
Joseph Hobbs 
Levi Dearborn 

N B Rachel Smith agreed 27*'^ April 1773 to give up her 
Dower as herein severed & to have it set off by a new Com- 
mittee at Col Moultons Expence & a new Return was made 
26*'^ May 1773. 

[Additional account of the administratrix; receipts, £234. 
6. 4: expenditures, £152. 13. 6; allowed Dec. 19, 1772, mention- 
ing that the deceased left no children.] 

[Agreement, April 24, 1773, between Rachel Smith, Jonathan 
Moulton of Hampton in behalf of the heirs of three shares, and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 34 1 

Benjamin Leavitt of North Hampton in beiialf of the heirs of 
four shares, for a new division ; signed by Mayhew Clark in be- 
half of Rachel Smith, Jonathan Moulton, and Benjamin Leavitt; 
witnesses, Nathaniel Folsom, Samuel Parker.] 

[Warrant, April 28, 1775, authorizing John Haven, William 
Weeks, both of Greenland, Samuel Jenness of Rye, Jonathan 
Tilton, gentleman, and Jeremiah Lane, yeoman, both of Hamp- 
ton Falls, to divide the estate.] 

Province of New Hampshire Rockingham ss 

Pursuant to an order from the Hon''''' John Wentworth Esq'^ 
Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for said County, To us the 
subscribers Authorizing us to Divide & set off one full third 
part of the Real Estate of John Smith Late of Northampton in 
said County Deceased Intestate to Rachel Smith Relict of said 
Deceased and the other two thirds to Divide into Seven Equel 
shares &c. — Accordingly we have done as follows viz* 

First We have set off to the said Rachel for her third part of 
said Estate Eight Acres & a half in the field on the southerly 
side of the highway before the house being the Easterly end of 
said field beginning at the Easterly side of the Easterly Barns 
floor from thence south about sixteen Degrees west on a strait 
line a Cross said field to an Elm tree standing by the fence, 
which tree is Fifty Six Rods from the Easterly end of said field, 
with the orchard thereon, which piece of Land is mark'd in 
the foregoing Plan hereto Annexed with the Letter W. — Also 
a Piece of Land in the Little Pasture (so call'd) adjoyning to 
the house Containing three Acres beginning at the Northeasterly 
Corner of the back house after named & from thence North 
about thirteen Degrees West a Cross said Pasture to a large 
Pine tree standing by the fence all to the westward of said Line 
which is contain'd in said little Pasture the said Pine tree being 
Twenty Seven Rods from the westerly end thereof Bounding 
Southerly upon the highway some part thereof being improved 
for Tillage which piece is mark'd in the aforesaid Plan with W. — 



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Also a Part of the great Pasture (so call'd) Containing Twenty 
two Acres and a half Including part of the swamp, Bounded as 
follows viz* Beginning at an Oak stump at the Southeasterly 
Corner of said great Pasture by the highway, from thence 
westerly by said highway Twenty four Rods & seven eights of a 
Rod to stake & stones by the Road from thence North about 
Ten Deg. West thro' said Pasture about 112 Rods to a stake by 
the fence Nine Rods & two thirds of a Rod to the Eastward of 
a Northerly Corner of said Pasture from thence Easterly by said 
Pasture fence Forty Seven Rods & a half to a stake by said 
fence, in the Swamp, from thence south about 10 Deg. East 
thro' said swamp to a stake by the fence thence Westerly by 
said fence Twenty three Rods to a Corner & from thence as the 
fence goes to the place first mentioned at the Road which piece 
is mark'd in said Plan with the letter W. — Also a Piece of 
marsh Lying in Hampton Containing two Acres & one hundred 
& Ten Rods which is the piece that lies near Browns Mill, 
Mark'd in the Plan with W. We have also set off to the said 
Rachel for her third part of the Buildings the back house built 
out by itself with a Cambrel Roof the whole of it with the 
Cellar under it, (Reserving Liberty of the use of the Oven 
therein to the owners of the forepart of the house as after Ex- 
press'd. Also the said Rachel to enjoy the Priviledge of the use 
and improvement of the chamber way & stairs which leads out 
of the foreroom into the chamber, and also the Improvement of 
the small out-houses belonging to said house in common with 
the other owners thereof. And for her part of the Barn we 
have set off the Easterly End of the Easterly Barn so far as to 
the barn floor Including the hovell at the East end thereof and 
the Ten feet scaffold over the floor with the Priviledge of the use 
& improvement of the said Barn floor in Common with the 
owner or owners of the Remaining part of said Barn & a pro- 
portionable part of the barn yard for Conveniency — Also the 
said Rachel to Enjoy the use and Improvement of the Garden 
before the house Reserving liberty for Jedidah Smith after 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 343 

named to Enjoy one third part thereof so long as she shall have 
occasion for her self which garden is mark'd in the Plan thus 
(X)- 

Secondly — We have set off to Jedidah Smith for his share 
of the Remaining two thirds of said Estate a Piece of Land Lying 
on the southerly Side of the highway in the field Adjoyning to 
the Barns viz the Easterly share next to the part of said field 
set to the widow as aforesaid Containing four Acres & lo Rods 
Bounded as follows viz Easterly on the widows aforesaid being 
thirteen Rods and two thirds wide at the Northerly End to a 
stake by the Road & fourteen Rods wide at the southerly End 
the Division Line between sd share & the next being a strait Line 
from the stake by said Road to another stake on the Southerly 
End which Piece is mark'd in the aforesaid Plan with N° 5 — 
Also another piece of Land in the great Pasture aforesaid Con- 
taining five Acres & 136 Rods being the second share from the 
West in said great Pasture being Ten Rods wide at the south- 
erly End by the Road to stake and stones there fix'd and Twelve 
Rods and a half at the Northerly End to stakes by the fence 
which piece is also mark'd in the Plan with N° 5. Also a Piece 
in the swamp which lies at the Northeasterly end of said great 
Pasture containing one Acre and sixty five Rods which is the 
southerly share in said swamp Bounded Westerly on the part 
set to the widow Seven Rods & to Extend Easterly to the fence 
where it is Eight Rods wide to a Dry hemlock tree spotted 
which piece is likewise mark'd in the Plan with N° 5. Also a 
Piece of marsh Lying in Hampton containing 155 Rods being the 
Easterly part of the spring marsh (so calld) being about Eight 
Rods wide at the Southerly End to a stake & nine Rods and a 
half wide at the Northerly end to a stake there fix'd which piece 
is mark'd in the Plan with N° 3. We have set to the said 
Jedidah for his share of the Buildings Nine feet wide of the 
Westerly Barn on the Northerly side the whole length of said 
Barn from top to bottom the said nine feet wide with the 
Priviledge of the use of the barn floor in Common with the other 



344 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

owners of said Barn and a Proportionable part of the Barn yard 
which is to be Enjoy'd in Common for the use of all the owners 
of said Barns so long as they Remain standing there — 

This and every one of the Owners of the seven shares in the 
said swamp are to have the Priviledge of passing and Repassing 
to & from the same through the part set to the widow in the 
great Pasture and said swamp as there shall be occasion — 

Thirdly. We have set off to the Heirs of Benjamin Smith a 
Piece of Land Lying in the little Pasture (so calld) on the North- 
erly side of the highway where the house stands Containing four 
Acres Bounding Westerly on the part set to the widow as afore- 
said from thence to Extend Easterly from the afores*^ large Pine 
tree on the Northerly side Eighteen Rods and a half to a stake 
seven Rods short of the Corner from said stake on a strait 
Line to the said highway to a stake there fix'd Nine Rods 
up Northwesterly from the southeasterly corner of said little 
Pasture all to the westward of said strait line up to the widows 
aforesaid Except the use of the garden to the widow as aforesaid 
which is before the house which piece is mark'd in the Plan with 
N° 6 — Also another piece of Land Lying in the great Pasture 
so call'd Containing Five Acres & 136 Rods being the third share 
from the west in said great Pasture & is 10 Rods wide at the 
southerly end by the Road where there are stake & stones at 
each corner & Twelve Rods & a half wide at the Northerly end 
where there are also stakes by the fence at s"^ North end which 
is mark'd in the Plan as aforesaid with N° 6. — Also a Piece 
in the said swamp at the Northeasterly Corner of s'^ great 
Pasture Containing One Acre & three quarters which is the 
Northerly swamp share being six Rods & half wide at the 
Easterly end from the Northeasterly Corner to a small white 
maple spotted on four sides from said maple westerly on a strait 
line to the first Corner which piece is also mark'd in said Plan 
with N" 6. — Also a Piece of marsh Lying in Hampton afore- 
said at the place call'd the Glade or fullar Marsh Containing 142 
Rods being the second share from the West of said fuller marsh 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 345 

and Runs a Cross the whole wedth of said marsh lo Rods wide 
with a stake set Down at Each Corner which is mark'd in the 
Plan with N° 5, & for said Heirs part of the Buildings we have 
set off the Lower Room of the forepart of the house and the 
Cellar which is under the Entry of said house with the Priviledge 
of improving the Oven in the back house as there shall be oc- 
casion & the Priviledge of the use and Improvement of the well 
belonging to said house & also the use & improvement of the 
small out houses belonging thereto in Common with the other 
owners of said house — 

Fourthly We have Set off to Huldah Daughter of Silvanus 
Smith for her share a Piece of Land Lying in the field on the 
southerly side of the highway Containing three Acres and 105 
Rods being the Westerly share of said southerly Side and is 
twelve Rods and three quarters wide at the Road Down from 
the N. West Corner twelve Rods and a half to stake and stones 
and from thence Southerly to a corner of the field Including all 
that part which runs Down further southward than the rest at 
said westerly End as may more plainly appear by the Plan herein 
Refer'd to which piece is mark'd therein with N° i. — Also a 
Piece of Land in the said great Pasture on the Northerly side of 
the Road which is also the westerly share therein containing Six 
Acres & 99 Rods being thirteen Rods wide at the southerly end 
by the Road and twelve and a half at the Northerly end Reckon- 
ing from where the Range of the fences meet down to a stake set 
for the Northeasterly Bound which is also markd in s<^ Plan with 
N° I. — Also a Piece in the aforesaid swamp containing one 
Acre and 72 Rods being the third share from the south of the 
seven swamp shares Bounded westerly on the part set to the 
widow Eight Rods to a Burch tree spotted on four sides being 
the southwesterly Corner Bound & another small burch tree 
spotted on four sides for the N. Westerly corner Bound from 
which Running Easterly to a Pine tree standing in the Corner at 
the Easterly end from thence southerly by the fence five Rods to 
a stake spotted mark'd in the Plan with N° i. — Also a Piece of 



346 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

marsh Lying in Hampton Containing 150 Rods being the west- 
erly side of the piece call'd the spring marsh from End to End 
being three Rods & a half wide at the Northerly end to a stake 
there set down from which on a strait Line southerly to another 
stake by the Creek where it is 5 Rods wide and from thence 
southerly by said Creek taking the whole wedth mark'd in the 
Plan with N° 2. And for her share in the buildings we have set 
off to her the Easterly part of the west Barn so far as to the barn 
floor westward and so far back in wedth as to come to the nine 
feet in wedth set to Jedidah as before Express'd of said Barn 
with the priviledge of the use of the barn floor in common with 
the Rest and a Proportionable part of the Barn yard — 

Fifthly — We have set off to Abigail Daughter of Paul Smith 
for her share a Piece of Land in the field on the southerly side of 
the Road Containing four Acres & 50 Rods being the second 
share from the East of the five therein Contain'd being fifteen 
Rods and two thirds of a Rod wide by the Road & Running 
southerly thro' said field to stakes by the fence on the southerly 
End being Ten Rods in wedth there by said fence which piece is 
mark'd in the Plan with N° 4. — Also a Piece of Land in the 
great Pasture on the Northerly side Containing Six Acres & 36 
Rods it being the Second share from the East of the Seven that 
are west of the widows being Ten Rods & one sixth part of a Rod 
wide at the southerly end by the Road to stake & stones at Each 
Corner there, from thence Running Northerly first on the East- 
erly side thereof from the southeasterly corner bound thro' said 
Pasture to a Northerly corner thereof from thence southwesterly 
by the fence to another Corner from thence West about two 
Rods to a stake by the fence and from thence Southerly to a 
stake by the Road before mentioned which is the southwesterly 
Corner Bound of s*^ share which share comes to a Point at the 
North End as may be seen by the Plan which is mark'd therein 
with N" 4. — Also a Piece in the aforesaid Swamp Containing 
one Acre and Seventy four Rods being the second share from the 
south of the Seven shares in said swamp being Eight Rods wide 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 347 

at the westerly end by the said widows part a stake spotted on 
four sides for the southwesterly corner Bound and a burch tree 
spotted on four sides for the Northwesterly Bound thence Run- 
ning Easterly carrying the wedth of Eight Rods to the fence to a 
Dry hemlock spotted on four sides for the southeasterly Corner 
Bound & a stake spotted likewise for the N Easterly Bound 
mark'd in the Plan with N° 4. — Also a Piece of Marsh lying in 
Hampton at the place Call'd the glade, Containing 135 Rods 
being the second share from the East of the four shares in the 
fullar Marsh (so Calld) Bounded as follows viz* Beginning at a 
stake on Each side of said fuller Marsh thirty Rods from the 
Westerly End & from said stakes Running up westerly one 
third part of the way to the Said West End viz*^ 10 Rods to a 
stake on either side there fix'd which piece is mark'd in the Plan 
with N° 6. — And for her share of Buildings We have set off to 
her the westerly End of the East Barn so far as to the Barn floor 
with the Priviledge of the Barn floor the use & improvement 
thereof as there shall be Occasion in common with the owner of 
the other part thereof and a Proportionable part of the Barn 
yard with the rest — - 

Sixthly — We have set off to Abigail wife of William Pottle for 
her share a Piece of Land Lying in the little Pasture (so calld) 
Containing Five Acres & 20 Rods being the Easterly part of said 
little Pasture Bounding as follows viz* beginning at the south- 
easterly corner of said Pasture by the Road & Running by said 
Road westerly Nine Rods to a stake by the fence & thence 
Northerly a Cross said Pasture to a stake by the fence which 
stake is Seven Rods Westerly from a corner by the three Acre 
piece (so calld) all to the Eastward of said line which is the 
Division line between this and the other share this being mark'd 
in the Plan with N° 2 — Also a Piece of Land in the great Pasture 
aforesaid Containing seven Acres and a half being the Easterly 
share of the seven in said great Pasture lying westerly of the 
Part set to the widow therein being Eleven Rods and three 
quarters wide at the Southerly End by the Road from thence 



348 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Northerly by the said widow through the said Pasture to the 
fence on the Northerly part, to the corner for the Northwesterly 
Bound & from thence Easterly by said fence nine Rods and two 
thirds of a Rod to a stake there fix'd which is the Northeasterly 
corner Bound of said share mark'd in the Plan with N° 2. — 
Also a piece in the said swamp Containing one Acre & 74 Rods 
being the middle share of the Seven in said swamp being 5 Rods 
wide at the westerly End by the widows y N. Westerly Corner 
Bound a small maple tree spotted on four sides the Southwesterly 
Corner a small burch tree spotted & Running Easterly thro' 
said swamp to the Easterly End, the Corner of the fence being 
the southeasterly Corner, thence Northerly by said fence Six 
Rods and a half to an ash tree Spotted which is the Northeasterly 
Corner Bound which is also mark'd in the Plan with N° 2. Also 
a Piece of Marsh Lying in Hampton aforesaid at the place call'd 
the Glade Containing one Acre & 50 Rods being the Easterly 
share of the four in the Piece call'd the Fuller Marsh beginning 
at the Easterly end and Running Westerly Carrying the whole 
wedth Twenty three Rods to a stake on Each side there fix'd 
which is mark'd in said Plan with N° 7 — and for her share of the 
Buildings we have set to her the Chamber and Garret over the 
fore Room with the priviledge of the Improvement of the Cham- 
ber way & stairs and also the use of the oven in the back house as 
there shall be Occasion and the use and improvement of the 
Well belonging to said house also the improvment of the small 
out-houses belonging to the same in Common with the other 
owners of said house — 

Seventhly — We have Set off to Paul Smith Marston for his 
share a Piece of Land Lying on the southerly side of the Highway 
Containing thereon the old Orchard and part of the field which 
Contains three Acres and one hundred and Thirty Eight Rods 
being thirty one Rods upon the Road to stake & stones there 
fix'd and from Said Road Runing both the East and West side to 
Certain Corners of said field taking into this share the short or 
narrow part thereof as may more plainly & fully appear by the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 349 

aforesaid Plan which piece is mark'd therein with the N" 7. — 
Also a Piece of Land in the Great Pasture on the Northerly Side 
of said highway Containing Five Acres & 136 Rods being the 
middle share of the Seven in said great Pasture being Ten Rods 
wide at the southerly End by the Road to stake & stones there 
fix'd at Each Corner thence Running Northerly through said 
Pasture to stakes by the fence on the Northerly End being 
Twelve Rods & half wide at said Northerly End which is mark'd 
in said Plan with N° 7. — Also a Piece in the Swamp aforesaid 
Containing one Acre and Seventy two Rods being the Second 
share from the North of the Seven shares in said swamp And is 
four Rods and a half wide at the Westerly End butting upon the 
widows part the Northwesterly Bound being a stake by the fence 
the Southwesterly bound a small maple spotted on four sides 
thence Runing Easterly thro' Said Swamp to the fence at the 
Easterly End to an ash stumpt spotted on the Southeasterly 
Corner and a small white maple tree Spotted on four Sides for the 
N. Easterly bound which Piece is mark'd in the Plan with N° 
7. — Also a Piece of Marsh Lying in Hampton aforesaid Con- 
taining One Acre and Fifty Rods Being the piece call'd the fresh 
Medow mark'd in the Plan with N'' i. — And for his part of the 
Buildings we have Set off to him the west End of the Westerly 
Barn so far as to the barn floor & so far in wedth as to come to 
the Nine feet set to Jedidah aforesaid with the Privilege of the 
use & improvment of the Barn floor in Common with the other 
owners of said Barn and a Proportionable part of the barn floor 
Eighthly — We have Set off to the heirs of Ruth Late wife of 
David Page a Piece of Land Lying on the southerly Side of the 
highway which is part of the field Containing four Acres and 50 
Rods being the middle share of the five west of the widows part 
in said field and is fifteen Rods and two thirds of a Rod wide 
at the Northerly End by the Road to a stake & stones at Each 
Corner and Runing southerly a Cross said field in the widest 
part thereof a Corner of the field being the Southwesterly corner 
of said share from thence Easterly by the fence ten Rods & two 



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thirds of a Rod to a stake by said fence which is the wedth of the 
southerly End of said share; which is mark'd in the Plan with 
N° 3. — Also a Piece of Land in the great Pasture on the North- 
erly Side of said Road Containing Five Acres and 136 Rods being 
the third share from the East of the seven shares in said great 
Pasture west of the widows and is Ten Rods in wedth at the 
southerly end by the Road stake and stones being there fix'd 
at each corner & from thence Runing Northerly through said 
Pasture to stakes by the fence there fixd at Said Northerly End 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



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at Each corner of said share being twelve Rods and a half wide 
at said End which piece is also mark'd in the Plan with N" 3, — 
Also a Piece in the said swamp Containing one Acre and 74 Rods 
being the third share from the North of the seven shares in said 
swamp the westerly end butting upon the part set to the widow 
four Rods & half the Northwesterly corner Bound being a maple 
tree spotted on four sides the southwesterly corner also a small 
maple spotted on four sides thence Running Easterly thro' said 



352 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

swamp to the Easterly End to an ash tree spotted on four sides 
for the southeasterly corner Bound thence by the fence northerly 
six Rods and a half to an ash stump spotted which is the N. 
Easterly Corner Bound of said share mark'd in the Plan with 
N° 3. — Also a Piece of Marsh Lying in Hampton aforesaid at 
the place call'd the glade Containing 142 Rods being the westerly 
share of the four in the Piece call'd the Fuller Marsh beginning at 
the westerly end & Runing down Easterly ten Rods to a stake 
on each side mark'd in the Plan with N'' 4. — And for their Part 
of the Buildings we have set off the Little barn which stands at 
the westerly end of the East Barn with a Proportionable part of 
the priviledge of the use & improvment of the barn yard in 
common with the owners of the other Barns — 

Thus have we made the Division of the Real Estate of the said 
John Smith &c and this we make as the Return of our Doings 
herein: Dated at Hampton falls the 24*^ Day of May Anno 
Domin 1773 

Jonathan Tilton 

Wm Weeks 

Sam^ Jenness [ Committee 

John Haven 

Jeremiah Lane 

A. Plan of the Estate of John Smith Late of Northampton 
Deceased Intestate with the Division thereof: the upland Lying 
in three pieces mark'd in the following Plan with A. B. and C. 

A. the great Pasture (so call'd) Including the swamp which is 
the Northeasterly part thereof contains 76 Acres & 133 Rods 

B. the little Pasture the house standing thereon which Con- 
tains 12 Acres & 20 Rods — 

C. the field Orchards &c. on the south side of the Road Con- 
tains 28 Acres & 112 Rods — 

The widow a part in Each piece mark'd in Said Plan with y^ 
Letter W. the other two thirds Divided into seven equel shares 
each share Containing three pieces & Each piece belonging to 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 353 

the same share Number 'd with the same figure as i, 2, 3 & so on 
to 7 with the wedth of each share at each end &c. 

The whole upland & Marsh Contains 127 A. 76 R. 

N. B. The East end of the house comes not into this Divi- 
sion — 

The following are Plans of the Marsh Belonging to the Estate 
of the Said John Smith Lying in four Pieces 

D. the piece near Browns mill which Contains 2 Acres & no 
Rods set to y« widow 

E. the piece Call'd the fresh medow Contains one Acre & 50 
Rods — 

F. the piece Call'd the Spring Marsh Contains one Acre & 145 
Rods — 

G. the piece call'd the fullar Marsh contains 3 Acres & 146 
Rods the whole Divided into 7 shares beside the widows &c. The 
whole laid down by a scale of 20 Rods to one Inch 

p"" J Lane surveyor 



SAMUEL SMITH 1770 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Smith of Durham 
granted to John Smith of Durham Jan. 18, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 255.] 

[Bond of John Smith, with Hunking Wentworth and George 
Hart, gentleman, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, in the sum of 
£1000, Jan. 18, 1770, for the administration of the estate of 
Samuel Smith, gentleman; witnesses, Ebenezer Love, John 
Gray.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 2"], 1770; amount, £163. 11. 5; signed by 
Walter Bryent and Joseph Young.] 

[Petition of John Shepard, one of the heirs. May 30, 1771, for 
an account of the estate; citation issued.] 



354 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £184. 14. 5; expendi- 
tures, £126. 4. I ; allowed April 28, 1772.] 



MATTHEW TAYLOR 1770 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God amen, I Mathew Taylor of Londonderry 
in the province of Newhampshire in New england being at pres- 
ent in somewhat of pain and Disorder of Body but of Perfect 
mind and memory Thanks be Given to allmighty God for the 
same thiss twenty second Day of January one thousand seven 
hundred and seventy * * * 

Imprimis I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved wife Jennet 
Tayler Two Cows and the Horse that I am at present owner of 
To be for hir use During hir Natural Life and to be at hir Dis- 
posal amongst hir Children at hir Death besides the provision I 
have all ready made for hir by a Bond from my Son adam Tayler 
and another from my Son Samuel Taylor Towards hir Support — 

item I Give and Bequeath to my Son John Taylor Seven 
pounds Ten shillings Lawfull Money — 

item I Give to My Son Mathew Taylor Now in Nova Scotia 
Six pounds five Shillings Lawfull Money — 

item I Give to My Son william Taylor, two pounds Ten Shill- 
ings Lawfull Money — 

item I Give to My Six Grand Chilldren Viz Jean anderson 
Mathew anderson John anderson Hugh Finley Samuel Finley 
and Robert Finley in Equall Shares ten pound Lawfull Money to 
be divided amongst them — 

item I Give to My son David Taylor twenty shillings Lawful 
Money — 

item I Give to My Son adam Taylor one pound Lawfull 
money — 

item I Give to My Son Samuel Taylor one pound Lawfull 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 355 

Money and allso the one half of all My farming Tools that I at 
present posses and the other half of said farming Tools I Give to 
My Son adam Taylor — 

item I Give to My Grand Daughter Agnass Cuningham Nine 
Dollars or a Heifer with Calf — 

item I Give and Bequeath to My Daughter Ellenor archbold 
that was for Gott in the first of My Bequeathment as She was 
my oldest Daughter, Eighteen shillings Lawfull money and if 
there is any of my personal Estate Left after My Just Debts and 
funeral Charges as before Mentioned and the before Mentioned 
Legasys are paid I allow the same to be Divided in the fol- 
lowing Manner Viz John Taylor one part Ellenor archbold one 
part Mathew Taylor one part william Taylor one part My 
Daughter Jennets Six Children before Mentioned one part to be 
Divided amongst them in Equal shares David Taylor one part 
adam Taylor one part Samuel Taylor one part of the Remains 
of My aforessaid personal Estate and I allow all My out Lands 
To be sold By my Executor hereafter to be mentioned in any 
manner that He shall Think most proper and Divided in the 
Same manner as the aforesaid Remains of My personal Estate 
the above Legasys to be paid in Eighteen months after my 
Decease or Sooner if practicable — 

And I allow My well Beloved Son John Taylor to be My Sole 
ExeC^ of thiss my Last will and Testament hereby Renouncing 
all other wills forms Requists and Executors In wittness to all 
herein Contained I have hereunto affixed my hand and Seal this 
twenty Second Day of January annoque Domini 1770 

his 
Mathew X Tayler 
Mark 

[Witnesses] John McKeen, John Barnet, James MacGregore. 
[Proved Jan. 31, 1770.] 

[Inventory of real estate, attested April 24, 1770; amount, 



356 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

£74. 19. o; signed by Samuel Barr and James McGregore; an- 
other of personal estate, attested May 9, 1770; amount, £66. 14. 
4; signed by James McGregore and John McKeen.] 



ABRAHAM SANBORN 1770 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Abraham Sanborn of Hamp- 
ton, husbandman, granted to Christopher Toppan Jan. 26, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 257.] 

[Bond of Christopher Toppan of Hampton, with Jonathan 
Moulton of Hampton and John Webster of Chester as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, Jan. 26, 1770, for the administration of the 
estate ; witnesses, John Sherburne, Thomas Westbrook Waldron.] 

[Inventory, attested April 2, 1770; amount, £19. 3. 10; signed 
by Amos Coffin and Joshua James.] 



STEPHEN PARSONS 1770 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Stephen Parsons of Ports- 
mouth granted to Martha Parsons, widow, Jan. 26, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 257.] 

[Bond of Martha Parsons, with Joshua Brackett and Peter 
Pearse as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, Jan. 
26, 1770, for the administration of the estate of Stephen Parsons, 
mariner; witnesses, William Stilson, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 29, 1770; amount, £3. 4. 6; signed by A. R. 
Cutter and Ebenezer Deering.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Aug., 1770; amount, £39. 
II. 1 1 K ; signed by Joshua Brackett and Peter Pearse.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 357 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £2. 8. o; expenditures, 
£2. 10. o; allowed Aug. 29, 1770.] 



AARON TIBBETTS 1770 ROCHESTER 

In the Name of God Amen the Thirtthe Day of January in the 
year of our Lord 1770: I Aaron Tebets of Rochester in the 
Province of New Hampshier in New England yeoman being 
very Sick & weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis I Give & bequeth to my beloved wife the improve- 
ment of one Third of my whole Real Estate During her naturerell 
Life — 

Item I Give & bequeth to my Son Stephen Tebets one fifth 
Part of my whol Real Estate & Persnal Estate after all my Just 
Debts is paid 

Item I Give & bequeth to my Son David Tebets one fifth Part 
of my whole Real Estate & Persnael Estate after all my Just 
Debet is paid 

Item I Give & bequeth to my Son aaron Tebets one fifth part 
of my whole Real Estate & Persnael Estate after all my Just 
Debets is paid 

Item I Give & bequeth to my Son moses Tebets one fifth 
part of my whole Real Estate & Persnael Estate after all my 
Just Debets is paid 

Item I Give & bequeth to my Son Jonathan Tebtes one fifth 
part of my whole Real Estate & Persneael Estate after all my 
Just Debts is paid: 

Item I Do hereby Constitute make & ordain my two Sons viz 
moses Tebtes & Jonathan Tebtes my Soul Executors * * * 

his 

aaron X Tebets 

Mark 

[Witnesses] Joseph Tebbets, John Trickey, william allin. 

[Proved Feb. 28, 1770.] 



358 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Feb. 28, 1770, authorizing John Wentworth of 
Somersworth and Ichabod Kenney of Dover to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Wentworth and Ichabod Kenny; 
amount, £428. 4. o; attested May 22, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 445.] 



EDWARD SMALL 1770 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Edward Small of Durham 
granted to Samuel Pitman, yeoman, Jan. 31, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 255.] 

[Bond of Samuel Pitman, with Ebenezer Thompson and 
Jonathan Chesley, yeoman, as sureties, all of Durham, in the 
sum of £500, Jan. 31, 1770, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, James Stoodley, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 

[Inventory, July 15, 1770; amount, £229. 10. 9; signed by 
Jeremiah Burnham and Ebenezer Thompson.] 

Province of New Hampshire Rockingham ss 

Pursuant to a Warrant from the Hon^^'® John Wentworth Esq"" 
Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for the County aforesaid ap- 
pointing us the Subscribers a Committee to divide the Real 
Estate of Edward Small late of Durham Yeoman Deceased who 
died Intestate we have done it in manner following viz 

To Hannah Small Widow and Relict of Said Intestate we have 
set off one third part of his said real Estate being part of the 
said Intestates Homestead Beginning at Land Purchased by 
John Burnum Hanson of Joseph Small adjoining Land set off by 
these Presents to Sarah Pitman wife of Samuel Pitman one of the 
Daughters of said Intestate thence Westerly by said Sarah's 
land about one Hundred rods to Land of George Chesley thence 
Northerly by said Chesleys land Thirty four rods to Land set 
off by these Presents to Mary Small one of the Daughters of said 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 359 

Intestate thence by that Easterly about one hundred and ten 
rods to the afores'^ Hansons Land and then by that Southerly 
Twenty Two rods to the place where it began also the Northerly 
half of the New House or Easterly frame on said premises with 
one third of the Cellar and one third of the Barn. 

To Sarah Pitman wife of Samuel Pitman Daughter of said 
Intestate one third part of said Estate as follows viz Beginning 
at the Aforesaid Hansons Land adjoining Land sold by Joseph 
Small to Jeremiah Burnum thence Westerly by said Burnums 
Land about one Hundred rods to Land of Francis Mathes and 
then Northerly by said Mathes Land and Land of George Ches- 
ley Forty Seven rods thence Easterly about one Hundred rods 
to the aforesaid Hansons Line and by that Twenty three rods to 
Burnums Land where we began also the old or Westerly House 
on the premises one third of the Cellar and one third of the Barn 
with Liberty to Lay wood by said House pass repass &c. 

To Mary Small Daughter of Said Intestate one third of said 
Estate as follows viz Beginning at the aforesaid Hansons Line 
by land sat off by these Presents to the Widow thence Northerly 
by said Hansons line Twenty four rods to Oyster River (so called) 
thence up by said River Northwesterly until it Comes to a small 
Brook the Boundary of Land Claim'd by Benjamin Small thence 
up by said Brook Southwesterly until it comes to the Aforesaid 
George Chesleys Land thence by that Southerly sixteen rods to 
Land sat off to the Widow thence by that on a streight line to 
Hansons land where it began also the southerly half of the New 
or Easterly house one third of the Cellar and one third of the 
Barn allowing Each of the owners of Said Houses & Land Lib- 
erty to Lay Necessary firewood &° by the House, pass & repass 
through Each others Land respectively as much as is necessary 
for their convenience in Improving the same 

Witness our hands at Durham the 23^^ of November 1771 

Ebenezer Thompson 
Samuel medar 
Winborn Adams 



360 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOSIAH SHAW 1770 HAMPTON 

In The Name of God Amen This first Day of February 1770 I 
Josiah Shaw of Hampton in the Province of New Hampshire 
Yeoman being appresensive of my approaching Dissolution 
* * * And as touching my worldly Goods & Estate where- 
with it hath pleased God to Bless me I Do hereby Despose of in 
the following manner & Do hereby Constitute & appoint Ber- 
sheba Shaw my well Beloved wife & my Brother Jonathan Shaw 
Executors to this my Last will & Testament * * * 

Item I Give to my well beloved wife the Improvement of all 
my Estate Real & personal So long as till my Son Josiah shall 
arive to the age of twenty one years Except what is hereinafter 
otherwise Desposed of and provided my Said Son Josiah Should 
Decease Leaving no Heirs Lawfully Begotten of his Body then 
my Said wife to have the Improvement of my Estate as above 
mentioned During her natural life & if my Said Son Josiah 
Should live to have a lawfull Heir then my Said wife to have the 
Improvement of one third of all my Said Estate Dureing her 
life 

Item I Give to my Daughter Elline Shaw one hundred pounds 
Lawfull money to be paid her out of my Estate at the age of 
Eighteen by my said Executors 

Item I Give to Noah marsh Son of Henry marsh of Exeter 
fifty acres of Land Lieing in Chichester Provided he Continues 
to live with & faithfully Serve my wife above named till he Shall 
be twenty one years of age 

Item All the Residue of my Estate Real & personal I Give to 
my Son Josiah Shaw to him & his Hiers & assigns forever 

Item Provided my Son & Daughter above named both Die 
Leaving no Heir Lawfully Begotten of their bodys in that Case I 
Give to Jerediah Robbinson of Brintwood all my Lands lieing in 
Said Brintwood & all the Residue of my Said Estate which I 
have not otherwise Desposed of I Give to my Cousin Josiah 
Shaw son of my Brother Jonathan Shaw to them & their Heirs 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 36I 

and assigns forever from & after the Decease of my wife above 
Named * * * 

Josiah Shaw 

[Witnesses] John Taylor Jun% John Fogg, Henry Dearborn 
Taylor. 

[Proved March 28, 1770.] 

[Warrant, Aiarch 28, 1770, authorizing John Fogg and Simon 
Sherburne, both of Hampton, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested June 27, 1770; amount, £577. 9. 6; not 
signed.] 



SARAH PHILLIPS 1770 EXETER 

[Warrant, Feb. 2, 1770, authorizing Nathaniel Folsom, John 
Giddings, Daniel Tilton, Thomas Odiorne, merchants, all of 
Exeter, and Hubartus Neal of Newmarket, gentleman, to divide 
the real estate of Mrs. Sarah Phillips and Tabitha Gilman.] 

We the Subscribers being appointed by the Hon^'^ John 
Wentworth Esq. Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for the Prov- 
ince of New Hampshire to divide all the Real Estate that was 
owned by M" Sarah Phillips and her Daughter Tabitha Gilman 
Consort of Samuel Gilman Jun"" Esq"" as Tenants in common, 
which derived to them by the Death of Nathaniel Gilman Son 
of the late Nath^ Gilman of Exeter Esq. deceas'd, One Half of 
said Estate to Samuel Gilman Jun"" Esq"" to hold as Tenant by 
the Curtesy during his Life, The other Half of said Estate to 
the Heirs of M'« Sarah Phillips deceas'd; in pursuance thereof 
we have made a division & partition of said Estate in manner 
following Viz* — 

To Samuel Gilman jun"" Esq. to hold as Tenant by the Curtesy 
during his Life we have allowed & set off as his share in said 
Estate One Half of the Mansion House of the said Nath' Gilman 



362 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

viz the westerly end of said House and part of the Garden 
bounded as follows begining at the easterly corner of Doct' 
Josiah Gilman's Land from thence to run north Thirty eight 
Degrees East four Rods and nine Tenths to the middle of the 
Gate from thence north fifty six degrees West to the middle 
of the Door, and a straight Line thro' the middle of the House, 
from thence a straight Line thro' the middle of the Well, to the 
northerly part thereof, from thence South Thirty two degrees 
West to Docf Josiah Gilman's Land, from thence South sixty 
six degrees East, binding on said Land to the Bounds first men- 
tion'd; with a priviledge of passing up and down the Chamber 
& Garret Stairs; reserving for the Owners of the easterly end 
of said House the priviledge of passing up & down the Chamber 
Garret & Cellars Stairs, Also nine Acres and three fourths of 
Land on the eastermost side of the Great River which Land said 
Nath^ Gilman Esq. bought of John Saintclair — Also Two Thirds 
of a Pew in the Old Meeting House being the Pew that belonged 
to Nath^ Gilman Esq, Also One eighth part of the Great 
Mill (so called) with the mill Priviledge and Stream, all which 
premises are in Exeter — And One fourth part of Copy-hold 
Saw Mill with the priviledge of the Stream &c in Brintwood — 
And One Sixth part of Clement Moody's common Right of Land 
in Exeter, which Jeremy Brown & his Wife sold & convey'd to 
Nathaniel Gilman Esq^ 

To the Heirs of the said Sarah Phillips we have allow'd and 
set off as their Share in said Estate all the remaining part of said 
Mansion House with the remaining part of said Garden and the 
Barn — Also fifty three Acres of Land on the south side of the 
great fresh River which was given to the said Nath^ Gilman Esq. 
by his Father Nicholas Gilman Esq. deceas'd — Also a Wharfe 
and Ware House nearly opposte to said Mansion House and 
Garden — And one Third of a Pew in the old meeting House in 
Exeter which belonged to Nath' Gilman Esq"" — 

And whereas we the Subscribers are likewise appointed by the 
HQnbie John Wentworth Esq, Judge of the Probate of Wills &c 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 363 

to divide the foregoing premises (that we have set off to the Heirs 
of Sarah PhilHps) together with all the remainder of the Real 
Estate said Sarah Phillips died seiz'd of, in equal shares to and 
amongst the Grand Children of the said Sarah Phillips, allowing 
to the Eldest Grand Son a double share, to them to hold re- 
spectively in severalty; in pursuance thereof we have made 
Division and partition of said Estate in manner following Viz — 
To Phillips Gilman, Eldest Grand son of the said Sarah Phil- 
lips deceas'd we have allow'd and set off as his two shares in said 
Estate, The Easterly End of the Mansion House of Nathaniel 
Gilman Esq. deceas'd, with the Barn, and part of the Garden, 
bounded as follows Viz begining at the middle of the Front Door 
of said House, and from thence a straight Line thro' the middle of 
the House and a straight Line through the middle of the Well to 
the northerly part thereof, from thence South thirty two degrees 
West to Docf Josiah Gilman's Land, from thence north sixty 
six degrees West to John Phillips Esq" Land, from thence 
North twenty five degrees East Six Rods and one half to the 
Road, from thence South Seventy two degrees East by the said 
Road to the Corner of the Wall, from thence South Thirty eight 
degrees west three Rods to the middle of the Gate, from thence 
North fifty six degrees West to the middle of the Front Door, 
with the priviledge of passing up and down the Chamber, 
Garret and Cellar Stairs ; reserving for the Owner of the westerly 
End of said House the Priviledge of passing up & down the 
Chamber & Garret Stairs. Also about twenty five Acres of 
Land being the westerly part of Grass Swamp Meadow (so 
Called) bounded as follows Viz begining at a Hemlock Tree 
near the great fresh River and from thence to Run South Ten 
degrees West by Cap* Nich« Gilman's Land, Ninety eight Rods 
to Cap* James Leavit's Land, and from thence to run South 
Eighty Six & one Half degrees East by said Leavit's Land forty 
Rods to a Stake, from thence North Ten degrees East to a 
Willow by the said River, and binding on said River to the 
Bounds first mention'd ; reserving for the Owner of the Easterly 



364 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

part of this Meadow (which Nicholas Gilman Esq. gave to his 
Son Nath' Gilman Esq.) the Priviledge of passing and repassing 
from the End of the large Point to said easterly part of the 
Meadow — Also Two Thirds of the one Half of the Original 
Right of Mary Somersby in the Township of Nottingham, 
except the Home Lott which two Thirds was convey'd to Nath' 
Gilman Esq. by Moses Norris by Deed dated May 9*^^ 1737- 
Also about Twenty Acres of Land in Epping at petuckaway 
Plains be the same more or less which Land Joseph Leavitt 
sold and convey'd to Nath^ Gilman Esq. by Deed dated May 
gth 1732, And also forty nine acres of Land in the Northwesterly 
end of a certain Grant of Land (Common called) Folsom's 
Meadow Grant in Exeter to begin at the Northwest Corner 
bounds of said Grant, from thence to run East by North, One 
Hundred and seventy Rods, to the East side of said Grant, 
thence to extend South & by East the whole breadth of the 
Grant Forty six Rods and one Quarter, which will compleat the 
forty nine Acres, with the Priviledge of a Way on the wester- 
most side of the Grant to lead to the Road that goes to the 
Black Rocks. 

To Sarah Gilman the wife of Josiah Gilman and Grand 
Daughter to the said Sarah Phillips, we have allow'd and set off 
as her share in said Estate, Fifty Five Acres of Land in the sev- 
enth Range of Lotts in Exeter begining at Number Thirty seven 
and ending at Number Forty two, and is that Lot of Land 
John Scribner jun"" Sold and convey'd to Nath^ Gilman Esq"" 
deceas'd by Deed dated December 19*^ 1734- And Twenty 
eight acres of Land in Folsom's Meadow (so called) adjoining to 
that part we have set off to Phillips Gilman, begining at the 
south west corner of Phillips Gilman's Share, and from thence 
to run east & by North One Hundred & seventy Rods to the 
East side of said Grant, from thence to extend South & by East 
the whole breadth of the Grant Twenty six and One half Rods 
which will compleat the Twenty eight Acres with the priviledge 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 365 

of a Way on the westermost side of the Grant, to lead to the 
Road that goes to the Black Rocks. 

To Nathaniel Gilman Grandson of the said Sarah Phillips, we 
have allowed and sett off as his share in said Estate a Wharfe 
and Ware House thereon in Exeter, which Nicholas Gilman Esq. 
gave to his Son Nath^ Gilman Esq'' — Also Seventy three and 
one Half Square Rods of Land in Exeter which Land Jonathan 
Gilman sold to Nath^ Gilman Esq'' and is in the Common Field 
adjoining Cap* Jonathan Gilman's Land by his dwelling House 
— Also One Third part of a Pew in the Old Meeting House in 
Exeter, and is the Third Wall Pew on the Right Hand as we enter 
the front Doors — Also Forty four Acres and one half of Land in 
Folsom's Meadow (so called) adjoining to that part we sett off 
to Sarah Gilman, begining at the South west corner of her part 
from thence to run East and by North One Hundred and seventy 
Rods to the East side of said Grant, thence to extend South and 
by East the whole breadth of the Grant Forty two Rods which 
will compleat the forty four Acres and one half, with the Priv- 
iledge of a Way on the westermost side of the Grant to pass to 
the Road that leads to the black Rocks. Also Two Lotts of 
Land in the Township of Nottingham each containing Thirty 
Acres (Viz) the first Thirty Acres of Land, belonging to the 
Original Right of Joseph Maylem and is in Lott Number Twenty 
Nine in Winter Street and is to be taken off of that end of said 
Lott Number 29 that lays next to Summer Street in the second 
division of Lands in said Town. The other Thirty Acres to be 
taken out of, and be a part of the Third division of Lands which 
Two Thirty Acre Lotts Samuel Land convey'd to Nath* Gilman 
Esq' by Deed dated Jan'-y 18, 1732/3 — Also One half part of 
that common Right that was Allotted to Jonathan Young for his 
common Right in Exeter Commons lying in the sixteenth Range 
and begins at number forty eight and ends at N" fifty three in 
said Range said Half part containing about Thirty four Acres 
and is the northerly part of said Common Right. 



366 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

To Rebecca Gilman Grand Daughter of the said Sarah PhilHps 
we have allowed & Set off to her as her share in said Estate 
An Original Proprietors Share of Lands & priviledges in the 
Township of Chichester which Samuel Thing Esq. Convey'd to 
Nathaniel Gilman Esq. by Deed dated Septem"" 4*'' 1732. Also 
one Third part of a One Hundred and eighty Acre Lott in Not- 
tingham in Range Number Ten Lott Number Thirteen, which 
Lot was laid out to Job Giddinge — Also Forty six Acres of Land 
in Folsom's Meadow (so called) adjoining to that part of said 
Meadow we have set off to Nath^ Gilman, begining at the south 
west corner of his part from thence to run East & by North 
One Hundred and seventy Rods to the East side of said Grant, 
from thence to extend South and by East the whole breadth of 
said Grant Forty four Rods which will compleat the said forty 
six Acres, reserving the priviledge of a Way on the westermost 
side of the Grant to pass to Phillips Gilman's part of said Grant 
— And also a piece of Grass Swamp Meadow containing Twenty 
seven Acres bounded as follows, begining at a Willow by the 
South side of the great fresh River and is the Northeasterly 
corner Bounds of that part of said Meadow we have set off to 
Phillips Gilman, from thence runing South Ten degrees West 
One Hundred and four Rods by Phillips's part to Cap* James 
Leavitt's Land thence South Eighty six and one half degrees 
East to Grass Swamp Brook thence binding on said brook and 
on said River to the Bounds first mention'd, and about half an 
Acre of said meadow that lays on the Easterly side of said Grass 
Swamp Brook adjoining to Land belonging to John Hopkinson. 

To Samuel Gilman Grand Son of the said Sarah Phillips, we 
have allowed and Set off to him as his share in said Estate, The 
whole of the Original Right of Lands in the Township of Gilman 
Town which was granted to Nehemiah Gilman, who convey'd 
it to Nath' Gilman Esq. July ly*'' 1738. Also Forty Nine Acres 
of Land in Folsoms Meadow so Called Adjoining to that part of 
said Meadow we have set off to Rebecca for her part, begining at 
the south west corner thereof, from thence to Run East and by 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 367 

North, One Hundred and seventy Rods to the east side of the 
Grant, thence to extend South and by East the whole breadth of 
said Grant forty six Rods and one Quarter which will Compleat 
the Forty Nine Acres. Also One Third part of a Lot of Land in 
Nottingham in Winter Street Lott Number forty, likewise One 
Third part of another Lot in said Nottingham in Cross Street 
Range Number One, Lott N° Two, both which Lots were laid 
out to the Right of Job Giddinge and convey'd to Nath^ Gilman 
Esq. by Forgus Smith by Deed Sep* 13*^'' I73i- And also the 
Southerly Half part of Jonathan Young's Common Right in Exeter 
Commons lying in the sixteenth Range begining at Number 
forty eight and Ends at Number fifty three in said Range, said 
Half part contains about Thirty four Acres of Land. 

All which divisions are made according to the best of our 
Judgment this Twenty fifth Day of April 1770. 

Hubartus Neal 
Nathii Folsom 
Daniel Tilton 

[Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 292.] 

[See estate of Nathaniel Gilman of Exeter, 1741.] 



JOSEPH JUDKINS 1770 NEWMARKET 

In the Name of God Amen the Twenty second Day of Febru- 
ary Anno Domini One thousand siven hundred and seventy I Jo- 
seph Judkins of New Market in the Province of New Hampshire 
in New England Yeoman being Weak & Sick in Body * * * 

Imprimis. I give and bequeath to Sarah Judkins my beloved 
Wife, my Mear, one yoak of oxen, my Hogs and Provision of all 
kinds, and all my Flax wool, yarn, & Chests, Two Cows, to- 
geather with all those things of every kind that she brought with 
her to Me when & after I had married her and belonged to her 
before marriage, and also a Compleat suit of mourning Attire 
all to be to her sole right and use forever, over above & exclusive 



368 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of all her right of Dower and Power of thirds of in or unto my 
Estate, which She might, or ought by Law to have had in Case 
this my last will & Testament had not have been made I also 
give & bequeath unto my said Wife all my Houshold Furniture 
not otherways herein bequeathed, and so much of my Mansion 
House at the Southwesterly End thereof as shall with her wright 
of Dowry or Thirds fully Contain one half thereof during her 
natural Life in this world — 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my loving Cousen James 
Folsom of Newmarket aforesaid yeoman the use and Improv- 
ment of all my other Real Estate from and after my decease, for 
and during my said Wifes Term in the Premises — 

Item I give and bequeath unto the said James Folsom and his 
Heirs and Assigns Forty Acres of Land togeather with all the 
Buildings thereon Situate in Newmarket aforesaid being Part 
of my Homsted Estate and is bounded as Follows vizt begining 
on Wadleighs Road (so Called) at Land in possession of Benja- 
min Chapman, thence bounding on said Chapmans Land to the 
high way leading to Piscasick Mill so Called, thence bounding 
on the said high way to land in Possession of William Skrig- 
gens, thence on a Direct Line to Wadleighs Road aforesaid such a 
Course as that being from thence bounded on said Road to the 
Bounds first mentioned shall fully and Compleatly Contain the 
said Forty Acres : with all the Priviledges thereto belonging ; to- 
geather with one half of my Land in Newmarket aforesaid which 
I bought of the heirs of Deacon John Folsom deceased, all to be 
to him the said James Folsom his Heirs and Assigns from & 
after the decease of my said Wife forever, I also bequeath unto 
the said James, one Yoak of oxen, and my best great Coat — 

Item I give and bequeath unto Joseph Judkins son of my late 
Brother Joel Judkins, that Half Lot of Land in Nottingham 
which was formaly Possessed by James Bryent, to be to him his 
Heirs and Assigns from and after the Decease of my said wife 
forever — 

Item I Give & bequeath unto Hannah Gordon that now lives 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 369 

with me Five Pounds Lawful Money and one good Feather Bed 
within one year after my decease 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter in Law Molley 
Foss Forty ShiUings Lawful Money to be paid her by my Execu- 
tors within one year after my Decease — 

Item I Give & bequeath unto my son in Law Jacob Foss my 
best Wig — 

Item I Give & bequeath unto Joseph Garmon of Newmarkett 
aforesaid Labourer Two Pounds Ten ShiUings Lawful Money to 
be Paid him by my Executors within one year after my De- 
cease — 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my Sister Katharine Quinby 
Ten Pounds Lawful Money to be Paid her within one Year after 
my Decease — 

Item I Give & bequeath unto the Church of our Lord Jesus 
Christ in Newmarket, whereof my Antient, Cordial & Faithful 
Friend the rev^ M'' John Moody is now Pastor, a Handsom Silver 
Communion Cup at the Discresion of my Executors in Con- 
venient Time after my decease — 

Item I Give and bequeath unto the right Heirs at Law of my 
Sister Katharine Quinby and of my late Brethern Samuel Job, 
John, Benjamin, & Joel Judkins & of my late Sisters Mary 
Welch, Sarah French, and Hannah Webster and their Heirs & 
Assigns all my Real & Personal Estate not herein otherways be- 
queathed in Equal Shares betwen them — 

And I do hereby Constitute appoint make and ordain my 
Friend Wentworth Cheswill, and the said James Folsom, both 
of Newmarkett aforesaid Yeomen, Executors of this my last Will 
and Testament * * * 

Joseph Judkins 

[Witnesses] Tho' Tash, Joseph Ham, Enoch Remick. 
[Proved March 28, 1770.] 

[Inventory, April 10, 1770; amount, £969. 6. i ; signed by John 
Burleigh and Thomas Tash.] 



370 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £563. 6. i, personal es- 
tate; expenditures, £146. 17. 8; allowed March 27, 1771.] 

[Petition of Sarah Judkins of Newmarket, widow, Aug. 28, 
1 77 1, for the setting off of her dower, stating that her husband 
died leaving no children nor any legal representative of them.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 25, 1771, authorizing Joseph Smith, John 
Burleigh, gentleman, Thomas Tash, John Mead, yeoman, and 
John Bennett, yeoman, all of Newmarket, to set off the widow's 
dower.] 

[Decree of court, Nov. 29, 1771, awarding to the widow half 
the balance of the personal estate.] 

Rockingham ss November ii*'' 1771 

Pursuant to a Warrant to us Directed from the Hon^'« John 
Wentworth Esq"" Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for said 
County, to set off to Sarah Judkins Widow of Joseph Judkins 
late of Newmarkett deceased her Right of Dower & power of 
thirds that Happens to her of the Real Estate of the s'' Joseph — 

We have viewed the Homestead Estate of the s*^ deceased and 
are of opinion that the said Widows Dower of s** Homstead only 
shall be bounded as follows Viz* begining on Wadleys Road at a 
large red oak Stump at the upper End of the Stone Wall & from 
thence Runing N 29° W to a Rock in the S W End of a little Hill 
in the Field, and from thence on a Direct Line to Piscasick River 
at a small stooping Elm Stump about Four Rods to the East- 
ward of two croched white oak Trees, & the Widow to have all 
the Land to the S W. of said Line — & also part of the orchard 
bouned as follows viz* begining on the s*^ Road at a large Rock 
and Runing Cross the orchard to a large Flat Rock, & the Widow 
to have the Part next the House — 

and accordingly we beg leave so to Report — 

Joseph Smith 
Tho^ Tash 
John Mead 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 37 1 

[Additional account of the executors; receipts, £416. 8. 5; 
expenditures, £290. 4. 5>^; allowed Jan. 27, 1773.] 



ORLANDO BAGLEY 1770 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Orlando Bagley of Kingston, 
gentleman, granted to Jacob Gale, gentleman, Feb. 23, 1770.] 

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

[Bond of Jacob Gale of Kingston, with William Parker, Jr., 
of Kingston and Elisha Hill of Portsmouth, blacksmith, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Feb. 22, 1770, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, Jacob Tilton, Thomas Achincloss.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 23, 1770, authorizing Nathaniel Batchelder, 
gentleman, Ralph Blaisdell, and Jeremiah Currier, yeomen, all of 
Kingston, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, March 3, 1770; amount, £121. 13. 4; signed by 
Nathaniel Batchelder, Ralph Blaisdell, and Jeremiah Currier.] 

[List of claims against the estate. May, 1771; amount, £271. 
7. o}i; signed by Nathaniel Folsom and William Parker, Jr.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £87. 4. 5; allowed 
Dec. 31, 1772.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £121. 11. 4; expendi- 
tures, £34. 6. 11; allowed Dec. 30, 1772.] 



PHILIP CHALLIS 1770 NEWTON 

Province of 1 To the hon'^'*' John Wentworth Esq'' Judge 
New Hampshire / of the Probate of Wills &c for Said Province 

Humbly Shew the Subscribers Children of Philip Challis late 
of Newton in said Province Yeoman Deceased That the said 



372 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Philip lately died Intestate leaving a very Considerable Estate 
both real & Personal within said Province That he left no Widow 
nor Son but only five Daughters three whereof are Married, two 
of whom with their husbands live at a Considerable Distance 
from said Newton which (not to mention other Impediments) 
would render it inconvenient for either of them to take the Ad- 
ministration of said Estate Wherefore we pray your honour that 
the Administration said Estate may be Granted to our Trusty 
friend M"" Francis Chase of Said Newton & as in Duty bound Shall 
Pray &c 

Newton March i«* 1770 His 

Isaac X Eliot 
mark 
Witnesses — Judith Elliot 

Andrew Whittier Elisabeth Challis 

Timothy Whitter Anne Challis 

[Administration granted to Francis Chase March 3, 1770.] 

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

[Bond of Francis Chase, with Andrew Whittier and Timothy 
Whittier, yeomen, as sureties, all of Newton, in the sum of £500, 
March 3, 1770, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Moses Badger, William Parker, Jr.] 

[Warrant, March 8, 1770, authorizing Timothy Whittier and 
Daniel Goodwin, both of Newton, yeomen, to appraise the es- 
tate.] 

[Inventory, March 10, 1770; amount, £300. o. o; signed by 
Daniel Goodwin and Timothy Whittier.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £208. 19. 6; expendi- 
tures, £212. 8. i; allowed Oct. 8, 1771.] 

Province of 1 By virtue of a warrant from the Honour- 
New Hampshire / able Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for said 
Province we the Subscribers as a committee have Divided the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 373 

Homestead Land of Philip Challis late of Newtown yeoman 
DeC^ & have Set off to the Heirs of the said Deceased Each their 
Shares in the manner following viz 

I** we have set off to Daniel Shepard of Boscwan & Mary his 
wife Daughter of the said Deceased Seven Acres bounded South- 
erly on David Sergeant's land about sixty five Rods westerly on 
land of said Homestead sold to Charles Sergeant Seventeen Rods 
easterly on land of Thomas Williams seventeen Rods Northerly 
on land set off to Tristram Barnard & wife about sixty nine Rods 
& one half which we value at Twenty four Pounds one shilling 
to make them an Equal Share with the other Heirs with what 
they have already had 

2^y we have set off To Tristram Barnard of Goffe's Town so 
called & Dorothy his wife Daughter of the said Deceased four 
Acres & about one Hundred & forty Rods which we value at 
Ten Pounds nine shillings to make them an Equal Share with 
the other Heirs what they have already had bounded Southerly 
on land set off to said Shepard & wife about Sixty nine Rods 
& one half westerly on land sold to said Charles Eleven Rods 
Easterly on land of said williams about Eleven Rods to a maple 
Tree marked is the Northeast corner bound & Northerly on land 
set off to Elizabeth Challis about Seventy Two Rods 

3'y we have Set off To Isaac Eliot & Judith his wife Daughter 
of the said Dec^ who live on the premises Thirty Three Acres 
which we value at Seventy Six Pounds Seven Shillings bounded 
Northwesterly on a highway about Seventy Seven Rods westerly 
on land of w"^ williams forty Six Rods easterly on land sold to 
Timothy George thirty Rods then Runing from said Georges 
8° west corner southerly by land set off to said Elizabeth about 
sixty four Rods & half to a stake & stones then westerly by 
land set to said Elizabeth about forty Eight Rods to a stake & 
stones said Charlis No East corner then turning a little toward the 
s° west & by land of said Charles about Thirty Six Rods to a 
stake & stones by land of said w™ williams 

4^y we have Set off to Anna Challis Daughter of the said De- 



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ceased about Twenty Two Acres with one half the DweUing 
House of the said Dec"^ & half the Barn which we value at Seventy 
Six Pounds seven shillings Preserving the other half of the Build- 
ings for another share bounded Easterly on a Road about ninety 
five Rods N° westerly on land sold to Benj, morse & Twelve 
Rods on land of said George to a stake & stones then Southerly 
by land set off to said Elizabeth about forty Rods & one half to 
a stake & stones then Easterly Six Rods to an Elm tree marked 
by land of said Thomas williams then N° Easterly Twelve Rods 
& one quarter to a large ash stump then s° easterly by land of 
said Thomas about fifty Eight Rods to said Road Reserving in 
said Anna's share for said Elizabeth her Heirs & Assigns free 
Liberty to Pass & Repass from said Road forever through 
where they can well Pass & do least Damage 

5'^ we have set off to Elizabeth Challis Daughter of the said 
Deceased about Twenty Three acres & sixty Rods with half the 
said House & Barn with Liberty of improving the same half as 
long as they shall stand where they do & one half when they are 
take down or moved with free liberty of Passing through said 
Anna's Part to the main Road for said Elizabeth her Heirs & 
Assign forever said land & Priviledges we value at Seventy six 
Pounds seven shillings bounded No. westerly on land sold to said 
George about forty one Rods & half westerly on land set off to 
said Eliot about sixty four Rods & half then from Eliot's so 
east corner westerly by his land about forty Eight Rods to said 
Charles's land then southerly about eighteen Rods to a stake & 
stones then Easterly by land set off to said Barnard & wife 
about seventy two Rods to a maple tree marked then N° Easterly 
by land of said Thomas about fifty Eight Rods to an Elm tree 
marked then westerly six Rods to a stake & stones then North- 
erly by land Set off to said Anna about forty Rods & one half to 
a stake & stones by land sold to said George twelve Rods from 
said morse's so west corner 

Notwithstanding we have Divided the Homestead land of the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 375 

within Named Philip Challis to his Children within Named that 
if any Person or Persons shall lawfully Claim & Recover by law 
any share set off or any part of any share that Each of the Chil- 
dren within Named shall bear an Equal Part in that case if such 
should happen of Loss as they will share Equally in any gain 
that may happen to or belong to said Deceased 

December 31^* 1770 Andrew Whittier 

Timothy Whitter 
John Knight 



JOHN LEAVITT 1770 HAMPTON 

[Petition of Mary Leavitt, March 5, 1770, that administration 
on the estate of her husband, John Leavitt of Hampton, be 
granted to her son, Jonathan Leavitt.] 

[Administration granted to Jonathan Leavitt, mariner, March 
7, 1770.] 

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

[Bond of Jonathan Leavitt, with Christopher Toppan and Wil- 
liam Davidson, cordwainer, as sureties, all of Hampton, in the 
sum of £500, March 7, 1770, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, John Wentworth.] 

[Inventory, attested March 27, 1770; amount, £90. 7. o; 
signed by Christopher Toppan and Jeremiah Marston.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £53. 4. o; expendi- 
tures, £22. 12. 7; allowed Nov. 27, 1771.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Nov. 26, 1771; amount, 
£73- 3- 7/^ ; signed by Jeremiah Marston and Joseph Dow.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £30. 1.5; allowed 
Nov. 27, 1 77 1.] 



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JOHN AYERS, JR. 1770 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Ayers, Jr., of Ports- 
mouth, gentleman, granted to Henry Sherburne of Portsmouth, 
blacksmith, March 8, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 255.] 

[Bond of Henry Sherburne, with John Dennett and Nathaniel 
Shannon, boat-builder, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the sum 
of £500, March 8, 1770, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Samuel Hale, Jr., George S. Homans.] 

[Warrant, March 8, 1770, authorizing John Marshall, boat- 
builder, and Ephraim Ham, gentleman, both of Portsmouth, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, filed Dec. 18, 1770; amount, £81. 5. 2; signed by 
John Marshall and Ephraim Ham.] 



EPHRAIM DENNETT 1770 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Ephraim Dennett of Ports- 
mouth granted to Lydia Dennett, widow, March 13, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 256.] 

[Bond of Lydia Dennett, with George Gains, joiner, and 
George Hart, blacksmith, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in the 
sum of £500, March 13, 1770, for the administration of the es- 
tate; witnesses, William Parker, John Wentworth.] 

[Warrant, June 26, 1770, authorizing Samuel Hale, Samuel 
Penhallow, James Stoodley, John Sherburne, and Woodbury 
Langdon, all of Portsmouth, to divide the real estate between 
the oldest son, John Dennett, and the grandson, son of Ephraim 
Dennett, deceased, son of the intestate, the other children 
having quitted their claims.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 377 

Province of 1 Pursuant to Warrant to us Directed Dated 
New Hampshire / June the 26*^ 1770 We have Divided the Real 
Estate of Ephraim Dennet Late of Portsmouth in said Prov- 
ince Esq"" Deceas'd Intestate Between John Dennit Esq"" Eldest 
Son of said Intestate and Jeremiah Dennet Grandson of the said 
Intestate, the Son of his Son Ephraim Deceas'd, and have set 
off the same in the following manner viz To John Dennit Esq'' 
for his two thirds of said Estate, the whole of the Land on the 
North side of Levius's Mill Pond being about Fifty one acres 
with the mansion House and other Buildings on said Land Except 
about three acres of Land and House being the East side of said 
Land Adjoining Nathaniel Jacksons Land, hereafter Set off 
to Jeremiah Dennit, also about Fifty one Acres of Land lying 
Northerly of said Mansion House called the Pasture, also about 
Six & one half Acres of Wood Land in the North West corner of 
a Tract of Land at Gravelly Ridge so called. Bounded Westerly 
Thirty two Rods by Thompsons Land, Northerly Thirty two Rods 
by Land belonging to the Estate of Charles Dennet Deceas'd, 
Easterly Thirty two Rods and Southerly Thirty two Rods by 
Land hereafter Set off to the said Jeremiah Dennet with 
the Liberty of passing through said Jeremiahs Land to said 
Wood Land to the said John Dennet his Heirs and Assigns for- 
ever — 

We have Set off to the abovenamed Jeremiah Dennet for his 
Third part of said Estate viz about Three Acres of Land & 
House North of Levius's Mills being part of the Homestead, 
Bounded Southerly Twenty four Rods by a Street Laid out from 
the abovesaid John Dennits House down to the creek South of 
Nath' Jacksons Land which Street is to be Fifty feet wide and 
to be opened down to the Creek at the desire of either of the 
Parties, North Easterly about Thirty one Rods by said Jacksons 
Land, Northerly Sixteen Rods by the high Way to Hams and 
Westerly about Twenty four Rods by said John Dennits Land, 
also the whole of the Land at Gravelly Ridge so called being 
about Eighty one Acres, except about Six and one half acres Set 



378 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

off as above to John Dennet with a passage through to said 
Six and one half acres to said Jeremiah Dennet his Heirs & 
assigns forever 

Dated at Portsmouth July 26*^ 1770 — 

Samuel Hale 
Sam' Penhallow 
James Stoodly 
John Sherburne 
W^ Langdon 



JOHN HOLT 1770 WILTON 

In the Name of God, Amen. I John Holt of Wilton in the 
Province of New Hampshire in New England Husband Man, 
Being advanc'd in Years, and labouring under great Indisposi- 
tion of Body * * * 

Item I give and Bequeath to my well beloved Wife Mary all 
my House-hold Goods of every Sort belonging to Womens Use 
to be at her disposal — 

Item I give to my Wife afores<^ the Use and Improvement of 
the East End of my now dwelling House, So long as She Shall 
Remain my Widow — 

Item I give to my Wife afores^ One good Cow and three Ewes 
and Order my Son Daniel Holt to keep them for her So long as 
She Shall remain my Widow, and at her Decease or Marriage to 
be my s'^ Son Daniels, also reserving the Calves and Lambs to 
my s^ Son Daniel. 

Item I give to my said Wife Eight Bushel of Indian Corn five 
Bushels of Rye, One Bushel of Malt One Hundred pounds of 
Pork, Fifty pounds of Beef, half a Bushel of Salt, Ten pounds of 
Flax, two Gallons of Moloses, One Gallon of Rhum four pounds 
of Sugar, One pair of good Shoes, and Sufficient Fire Wood fit 
for the Fire and at the Door; All these Articles aboves'^ I Order 
my Son Daniel Holt to provide for & deliver them to my s^ Wife 
Yearly So long as She remains my Widow and no longer. 

Item My Will is and I Order my s<^ Son Daniel to provide 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 379 

for my Wife afores** Physick and Attendance in Case of Sick- 
ness whilst my Widow, and to give her a decent Burial if She 
dies my Widow. 

Item. I give to my Wife afores"^ the Service of my Maid Ser- 
vant Rebecca Spaulding, whilst my Widow, and if her Time of 
Service is not then expired I give her Service to my s*^ Son Daniel 
and I Order my s^ Son to fulfil her Indenture. 

Item I give to each of my Children hereafter Named, viz 
Jeremiah Holt, Amos Holt, Samuel Holt, Mary Pettingil and 
Nelly Blanchard, the Sum of Five Shillings lawful Money, to be 
paid them in One Year after my Decease, by my Son Daniel 
which Sums together with What they have heretofore had com- 
pletes their Portion out of my Estate. 

Item I give to my Grand Children the Children of my Son 
John Holt late Dec* viz Nehemiah, Rachel, Solomon Daniel & 
Joel the Sum of Five Shillings lawful Money to be paid them by 
my Son Daniel when they all arive to the Age of Twenty one 
Years their Father having before had his full Portion out of my 
Estate. 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Daniel Holt and to his 
Heirs and Assigns forever ; all the Remainder of my Estate both 
Real and personal wheresoever and howsoever the Same shall 
or may be found, after paying my Just Debts, funeral Charges, 
and the Legacies Mentioned in this Will. 

lastly I constitute make & ordain my s^ Son Daniel Holt 
Sole Executor to this my last Will and Testament. 

And I do hereby revoke and disannul all and every other and 
former Will or Wills by Me heretofore made, ratifying and con- 
firming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament. 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal 
this Fourteenth Day of March A.D. 1770 and in the Tenth Year 
of his Majesty's Reign. 

John Holt 

[Witnesses] William Brown, Oliver Holt, Joseph Holt. 
[Proved June 27, 1770.] 



380 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, signed by Joseph Holt and William Brown; 
amount, £i66. 12. 9; filed June 27, 1770.] 



DAVID WEDGEWOOD 1770 NORTH HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen The 20*^ Day March in the tenth 
Year of Reign of King George the third over Great Britain &c 
Annoque Domini 1770. I David Wedgwood of North Hampton 
in the Province of New Hampshire Yeoman being at this time 
tho' weak in Body * * * 

Item I give and Bequeath to my well Beloved Wife Mary 
the improvement of all my Real Estate while she Remains my 
Widow, and all my Personal Estate I give to her except what is 
herein Disposed off other ways 

Item I give to my son Jonathan Wedgwood one half of all my 
Real Estate and also one Bed & Beding and all my farming 
Utensels 

Item I give to my son David Wedgwood the other half of all 
my Real Estate to be equelly Divided between the said Jonathan 
& David their Heirs and Assigns I also give the said David my 
Desk and a large Pewter Platter mark^ D. W. 

Item I give to my Daughter Mary Wedgwood one Bed & 
Beding one Cow two Sheep one Case of Draws five Pewter 
Platters one Dozen of Pewter Plates two Pewter Basons, two 
Iron Pots one Brass Kettle, two gouns and all that was my 
sister Hannah Marston^ Deceas'* 

Lastly I constitute and appoint my father Jonathan Wedg- 
wood and my wife Mary to be Executor & Executrix * * * 

David Wedgwood 

his 
[Witnesses] David knowles, Sam'' X Davis, Levi Dearborn. 

marke 
[Proved June 27, 1770.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 38 1 

[Warrant, June 27, 1770, authorizing Levi Dearborn of North 
Hampton, physician, and Samuel Jenness of Rye to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 13, 1770; amount, £144. 14. o; signed by 
Samuel Jenness and Levi Dearborn.] 



JEREMIAH SPENCER 1770 CLAREMONT 

[Administration on the estate of Jeremiah Spencer of Clare- 
mont, yeoman, granted to John Spencer March 21, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 257.] 

[Bond of John Spencer, with Barney Ellis and Ebenezer Skin- 
ner as sureties, all of Claremont, yeomen, in the sum of £500, 
March 21, 1770, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Benjamin Sumner, Jeremiah Spencer.] 

[Inventory, March 24, 1770; amount, £176. 2. 11 ; signed by 
Joseph York and Benjamin Sumner.] 

[Warrant, June 18, 1770, authorizing Benjamin Sumner, gen- 
tleman, and Ebenezer Skinner, yeoman, both of Claremont, to 
receive claims against the estate.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 13, 1772, authorizing Benjamin Sumner, gen- 
tleman, Ebenezer Skinner, and Gideon Lewis, yeomen, all of 
Claremont, to set off the widow's dower.] 

Claremont October 10*'' Ano Domeni 1772 

To the Honorable John Wintworth Esq' 

Sir agreable to Your Directions Given us in Serving as a Com- 
mittee To make an Equal Distrebution or Sett off To Elisabeth 
Spencer widdow her Dower which happens to her of the Eastate 
of her Late Husband Jeremiah Spencer Late of Said Claremont 
Deceased after Having ben Duly Sworne Wee have CarfuUy 



382 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Examinned all the Real Estate of the Said Spencer and Seperated 
to the widow one Third part of the Whole and Hear Discribe the 
Premises Perticularly one Third Part of the Dwelling House Six- 
teen acres and Three quarters of Land Taken of from the North 
Side of fifty acre Lott Number fifteen Belonging to the oregenal 
Wright of Abijah Willard Lying North and South 16 Rods and ^ 
and East and west 160 Rods Prised at £11. o one medow Lott 
Containing Nine acres No 51 Prised att £3. 10. o one Hundred 
acre Lott of upland No 2 and all the undivided Land Belonging 
to Said Abijah Willards Wright in Said Claremont Prised att 
£10. o. o 

and Likewise medow Lott Number Twelve Containing Three 
acres Belonging to the oregenall wright of Benjamin freeman 
Prised at £8. o. o 

The one Half of medow Lott Containing Nine acres No 9 
Taken of from the South End of Said Lott att £3. o. o and fifteen 
acres of Land Lying in a Hundred acre Lott No. 31 Belonging to 
the oregenall wright of John Ellis or Other wais To Describe the 
Said Lands as is Recorded in the Proprietors Record of Said 
Township of Claremont which Severall Tracts of Land as they 
waire att first Prised with the one Third Part of the affore said 
House att £4. 11. 4 makes the £42. 11. 4 which is the one third 
of the Real Estate belonging to the affor Said Jeremiah Spencer 
Deceased 

Benj* Sumner ) 

Ebenzer Skinner [ Committe 

Gideon Lewis J 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £176. 12. 11 ; expendi- 
tures, £139. 6. 5)4; mentions "Maintenance of two children un- 
der 7"; allowed Aug. 13, 1772.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £66. 11. 10^.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £37. 6, 5^; 
allowed Oct. 14, 1772.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 383 

JOSEPH EASTMAN 1770 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Eastman of Kingston 
granted to Sarah Eastman, widow, March 21, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 256.] 

[Bond of Sarah Eastman, with Abraham Smith and Josiah 
Tilton, gentlemen, as sureties, all of Kingston, in the sum of 
£500, March 21, 1770, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Parker, Jr., Nathaniel Batchelder.] 

[Inventory, March 26, 1770; amount, £951. 15. 10; signed by 
Josiah Tilton and Nathaniel Batchelder.] 

[Account of Jeremiah Bean and Jemima Eastman, adminis- 
trators; receipts, £146. 6. 7, personal estate; expenditures, £38. 
18. 7; mentions "maintaining Joseph one of the Children of the 
Deceased 2 years to this Day . . . . D" Elizabeth to this time 
2 Years"; allowed Oct. 30, 1776.] 



ELIPHALET CURRIER 1770 KINGSTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Eliphalet Currier of Kingston in 
the Province of New hamp"" in New England Being ill & Weak in 
Body * * * 

Item To my Hon^ Mother Anne Currier I Will & Bequeath the 
Sum of five Pounds Lawfull money to be paid her by my Execu- 
tor when demanded by her but if it Should not be demanded in 
her life time by her my Will is that he be not oblig'd to pay it to 
any after her as heirs in Law to her — 

Item To my Brother Moses Currier to whom I owe to the 
Value of fifty dollars or thereabouts I Will & bequeath the One 
half of the Value of a Tract of land which I own in the parish 
of Deerfield in the town of Nottingham East in Newhamp' 
aforesaid the Said debt of about fifty dollors which I owe him to 
be included & reckond As part of it & as though already paid him 



384 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item To my two Sisters Hannah Currier & Anne Graves Now 
the wife of Wiliam Graves of Southhampton I will & Bequeath 
to Each of them the Sum of four Pounds Lawfull money to be 
paid them by my Executor with in the Space of three Years after 
my decease — 

Item to my Brother Jeremiah Currier I Will & Bequeath the 
remainder of the Value of my land in Deerfield before mention'd 
& also all & whatsoever Shall be found Justly owing to me by 
book debts Notes or otherwise — 

Item whereas I have already Sow'd two Bushels of Winter 
Rye Upon my aforesaid land at Deerfield my will is that in 
Case I should decease before the growth & increase of it that 
my Brother Jeremiah should have two thirds of the Increase & 
my Brother Moses the other third they being Equal in Working 
Upon it — 

Item my Will is that my Brother Jeremiah pay to my Brother 
Moses the part of the land before in this my Will bequeathed by 
me to him that is to Say the value of it as before expressed in 
this my will by me As soon as by the Sale of Said land he may be 
able to do it — 

Item my Will is & I do hereby Appoint my Brother Jeremiah 
before mentiond to be Sole Executor of this my Will he paying 
the debts charges & legacies therein appointed him by me to do 

Finally I do hereby (revoking all other Wills by me heretofore 
made) Ordain this to be my last Will & Testament in testimony 
whereof I do hereunto set my hand & Seal this twenty second 
day of March Anno Domini One Thousand Seven hundred & 
Seventy & in the tenth year of his majesties Reign — 

Eliphalet Currier 

[Witnesses] Peter Coffin, Nath* Bachellor, Jacob Gale. 
[Proved June 27, 1770.] 

[Warrant, June 25, 1770, authorizing Nathaniel Batchelder 
and Jacob Gale, both of Kingston, gentlemen, to appraise the 
estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 385 

[Inventory, attested July 25, 1770; amount, £67. 18. o; signed 
by Nathaniel Batchelder and Jacob Gale.] 



DUDLEY WATSON 1770 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Dudley Watson of Dover, 
gentleman, granted to Christian Watson March 28, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 257.] 

[Bond of Christian Watson, widow, and Thomas Watson, 
yeoman, both of Dover, with Otis Baker of Dover and James 
Knowles of Rochester, gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, March 28, 1770, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 

[Inventory, June 27, 1772; amount, £1395. 4. 6; signed by 
Joshua Wingate and John Gage, Jr.] 



NATHANIEL SHERBURNE 1770 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Sherburne of 
Portsmouth, mariner, granted to Elizabeth Sherburne March 
29, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 257.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Sherburne, widow, with William Shack- 
ford and Woodbury Langdon, merchant, as sureties, all of 
Portsmouth, in the sum of £500, March 29, 1770, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate; witnesses, John Marshall, George 
Wentworth.] 

[Warrant, March 28, 1770, authorizing Woodbury Langdon 
and John Marshall, boat-builder, both of Portsmouth, to ap- 
praise the estate.] 



386 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, June, 1770; amount, £834. 16. o; signed by Wood- 
bury Langdon and John Marshall.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £513. 4. 9; expendi- 
tures, £244. 13. 9K; mentions "Maintenance of Nathaniel 
Sherburne son of said deceased from Jan^ the 11*'' 1770 To 
Octob"" the 8*^ 1770 .... Maintenance of Joseph Sherburne 
Son of said Deceased from Jan^ ii**^ 1770 to the 17*^ August 
1772 .... Maintenance of Tobias Sherburne Son of Said De- 
ceased from Jan ii^^^ 1770 to the 27*^ April 1773 .... Main- 
tenance of Elizabeth Sherburne Daughter of said deceased from 
the 17*^ Februy 1770 to the 2^]^^ April 1773"; allowed April 29, 
I773-] 



MARTHA TAGGART 1770 MERRIMACK 

[Administration on the estate of Martha Taggart granted to 
Robert Griffin of Bedford, husbandman, March 29, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 256.] 

[Bond of Robert Griffin, with James Carr of Goffstown, gentle- 
man, and James Dwyer of Portsmouth, innholder, as sureties, 
in the sum of £500, March 29, 1770, for the administration of 
the estate of Martha Taggart of Merrimack, spinster; witnesses, 
Samuel Hale, Jr., Thomas Seavey.] 



JOHN FOSTER 1770 PELHAM 

[Administration on the estate of John Foster of Pelham 
granted to his widow, Catherine Foster, and Alexander Simpson 
April 4, 1770.] 

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

[Bond of Catharine Foster of Pelham, widow, and Alexander 
Simpson of Londonderry, yeoman, with Mark Coen of London- 
derry and Amos Gage of Pelham, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 38.7 

of £500, April 4, 1770, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Josiah Gage, Jr., James Gage.] 

[Inventory, April 13, 1770; amount, £135. 3. 8; signed by 
Josiah Gage, Jr., and James Gage.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 21, 1770, authorizing Amos Gage of Pelham, 
yeoman, and Samuel Morrison of Windham, gentleman, to re- 
ceive claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims, Sept, 18, 1771 ; amount, £128. 12. 6}4\ signed 
by Samuel Morrison and Amos Gage.] 

[Account of Alexander Simpson, administrator; receipts, 
£101. 17. o; expenditures, £42. o. o; allowed Sept. 25, 1771.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £132. i. 10; expendi- 
tures, £49. 6. 2; allowed April 28, 1773.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £102. 13. o; amount 
distributed, £82. 15. 8; allowed May 4, 1773.] 



JONATHAN CUTTER 1770 

[Guardianship of Jonathan Cutter, son of Jonathan Cutter, 
granted to John Cutter of New Ipswich, glazier, April 6, 1770.] 

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

[Bond of John Cutter, with Nathaniel Stone, gentleman, and 
Stephen Parker, tanner, as sureties, all of New Ipswich, in the 
sum of £200, April 6, 1770, for the guardianship of Jonathan 
Cutter, minor, aged more than 14 years, son of Jonathan Cutter, 
deceased; witnesses, John Brown, John Cutter, Jr.] 



JOSEPH HICKS 1770 MADBURY 

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Hicks of Madbury in the 
Province of New Hampshire Gentleman being Sick & weak in 
body * * * 



388 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give & Devise to my Son in Law Francis Drew That 
Thirty Acres of Land more or Less where he hves which he has 
Improvd ever Since he married my Daughter Sarah now De- 
ceasd to hold to him during his Life and after his Decease to 
Descend to his Son Francis his heirs & Assigns and to Each of 
his other Children which he had by said Daughter I give them 
five Shillings — 

Item I give to my Son in Law Samuel Chesla five Shillings & to 
his Youngest Child by my Daughter Mary now Deceasd I give 
ten Pounds Lawful money to be paid to her by my Executors 
at the time of her marriage or at her attaining to the age of 
Eighteen which ever of those events shall first happen and to 
Each of his other Children by my said Daughter I give the Sum 
of five Shillings 

Item I give to my Grand Sons Samuel Dam & Joseph Dam 
the two hundred acres of Land in Canterbury which I purchased 
of John Giles to hold to them in Equal moieties & to their 
respective Heirs & assigns and to my Grand Daughter Sarah 
Folsom I give ten pounds old Tenor money to be paid to her at 
her age of Eighteen Years — 

Item I give & Devise to Sarah my beloved wife the use & 
Improvement of half my Real Estate wheresoever the same is 
not before Disposed of during her natural Life and all my 
Personal Estate only desiring her that what part thereof she 
shall not have Occasion to use for her Comfortable Support 
during her life she woud Dispose of the same to my Son Joseph 
Hicks & my Grand Children as she shall judge they shall have 
Occasion & may Deserve 

Item all the rest of my real Estate wheresoever the same is or 
may be found with the reversion & Remainder of the Part thereof 
before given to my wife I hereby give & Devise to my Son 
Joseph Hicks his Heirs & assigns forever and Lastly I constitute 
& appoint my Said Wife Sarah & my Son Joseph joint Executors 
of this my last Will & Testament Revoking all other Wills bi 
me heretofore made — In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 389 

my hand and Seal the Sixth day of April Anno Domini 1770 — 

Joseph hicks 

[Witnesses] John Furnald, Dorothy Furnald, William Parker. 
[Proved Oct. 12, 1770.] 

[Bond of Sarah Hicks and Joseph Hicks, both of Dover, with 
Otis Baker of Dover and Samuel Hale of Portsmouth as sureties, 
in the sum of £1000, Oct. 12, 1770, for the execution of the will; 
witness, John Fernald.] 



JACOB TREADWELL 1770 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Jacob Treadwell of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New-Hampshire Tanner * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to Sarah my beloved wife the use 
and Improvement of all my Estate (except what is herein other- 
wise given) with a power to Dispose of such part thereof as she 
shall find necessary for her Comfortable Subsistence during her 
Life. I Also Give her my Servant Caesar to Serve her during 
her life, and at her Death I Give him his Freedom if he then 
chuses it, if not I Give him to my Son Nathanael as he has been 
used to his Business — 

Item, I Give to my Son William Earle Treadwell the sum of 
Twelve Pounds Lawful Money (which I paid for him to James 
Dwier) in full of his share in my Estate as he has a valuable 
Farm near the Creek — 

Item, I Give to my Son Nathanael The Tan Yard & Land 
I purchased of William Parker Esq'' and half my Stock of every 
kind which shall be therein at the time of my Decease, and order 
him to Tan fully fit for Sale the other half thereof & to Deliver 
the same to my wife aforesaid which I hereby Give her to apply 
to her own use — I Also Give to my said Son Nathanael the Lot 
of Land and the House which I Purchased of the Town of Ports- 
mouth heretofore called the Alms House — And a Lot of Land 



390 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

adjoining bounded as follows Viz* beginning on the Lane or Street 
called Prison Lane, running from the Almshouse lot Fifty one 
feet then running northerly Seventy one feet on such a Course 
as that a Line of Fifty feet will come to the said Alms house Lot 
at the Northerly end thereof then Southerly by the s^ Alms house 
Lot to the place where it begins — To Hold to him his heirs and 
Assigns for ever — 

Item I Give and Devise to my Son Samuel the Reversion of 
the House and Land where I now live being the Lot of Land I 
purchased of Thomas Phipps and is part of that called the 
Glebe reserving the use of part thereof to my Daughter Sarah 
Weekes as hereafter express'd after my wife's Interest therein is 
ended, And a Lot Adjoining being Fifty feet in breadth extending 
westerly on the Street leading out of Town and carrying that 
breadth Southerly 'till it meets with the Lot I have herein given 
to my Son Nathanael as aforesaid To Hold to the said Samuel 
his heirs & assigns forever — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Weekes 
besides what I have already given her the use and Improvement 
of One third part of my Dwelling house if she should be left 
a Widow by the said Weekes during her Widowhood and no 
longer, and this is to be understood to be only after my wife's 
decease and not to have a right of Entry there during my said 
wife's life time — I Also Give my said Daughter my best Silver 
Tankard after my wife's decease — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Daughter Anna Walden 
Twenty Pounds Lawful Money to be Paid her out of the Debts 
due to me by my Executors as soon as they may be conveniently 
recover'd — 

Item I Give and Devise to my Daughter Elizabeth Blanchard 
a Lot of Land Joining to the Lots above mentioned given to my 
Sons Nathanael & Samuel lying between them & the Land be- 
longing to the heirs of Jotham Odiorne dec*^ and running from the 
Street aforesaid leading out of Town Southerly to Prison Lane 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 391 

aforesaid These three Lots of Land are contained in the Lot I 
purchased of Nathanael Peirce & Ann his wife To hold to her, 
her heirs and Assigns forever — 

I Also Give her after my said wife's decease all the Furniture 
belonging to my Hall or westerly Room in my House only the 
hangings which belong to my Son William I Give her also the 
Furniture in the Chamber over it with the addition of One Bed 
& Bedding to it, and half the Furniture in my Kitchen — 

Item I Give and Devise to my Four Grand Children Jacob 
Walden, Daniel Tread well John Blanchard and Anna Walden 
all my Land in Barrington to be Divided between them in such 
manner and proportion as my said wife shall Judge most Equi- 
table To hold to them, and their heirs & Assigns forever 

I Also Give my said Grand Daughter Anna after my said wife's 
decease All the Furniture belonging to my lower Room & Cham- 
ber over it in the Easterly part of my dwelling house, as also the 
other half of the furniture in my Kitchen 

Item I Give and Devise after my said Wife's decease all the 
Residue of my Estate to my Three Daughters Anna Walden, 
Sarah Weekes & Elizabeth Blanchard 

Lastly, I hereby Constitute and appoint my said Wife Sarah, 
and my said Son Samuel to be Executors of this my last Will & 
Testament and I hereby Revoke all other wills by me heretofore 
made and Confirm this to be my last Will and Testament — In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the 
Eighteenth day of May Anno Domini 1769 and In the Ninth 
Year of his Majesty's Reign 

Jacob Tread well 

[Witnesses] Nehemiah Wheeler, Sam^ Lunt, W" Winter Not' 
Pubcus 

I Jacob Treadwell above named considering the alteratiom of 
the circumstances of my Family Since I made the foregoing Will 
Do Judge it proper to make this as Codicl to the Same as follows 



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viz that as my wife is Deceased Since my Signing Said will the 
Goods & gifts which were to take Effect after her Decease shall 
be in full force as soon as may be after my Decease and the 
Executorship of my said will & this Codicel to Devolve upon my 
Son Samuel who is hereby appointed to be My Sole Executor 
— and the half of the Stock in my Tan yard which I gave to my 
Said Wife I give to my Son Nathanael & order him to pay to his 
Brother Samuel two hundred pounds worth of Leather meaning 
old Tenor in proportion of upper leather and Sole leather within 
two years at the Market Cash price at the time of payment and 
give & bequeath to the said Samuel the afores^ Sum to be so 
paid — And I hereby revoke the gift of twenty pounds given 
in my Said will to my Daughter Anna Walden and give & be- 
quath to her and her Daughter Anna one third part of the 
residue of my estate which in my Said will is given to her my 
said Daughter only, so that it is my will that her said Daughter 
shall have half the said third It is my will that my negro man 
Caesar shoud have his freedom after my Decease and I hereby 
Give & grant the same to him accordingly from & Immediately 
after my Decease In all other matters & things I Confirm my 
said Will In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & 
Seal the Seventh day of April 1770. 

the mark of X 
Jacob Treadwell 

[Witnesses] Sarah Ross, A. R. Cutter, William Parker. 
[Proved April 25, 1770.] 

[Warrant, April 25, 1770, authorizing Samuel Penhallow and 
Peter Pearse, both of Portsmouth, merchants, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, July 3, 1770; amount, £691. 8. 2; signed by Sam- 
uel Penhallow and Peter Pearse.] 

[Additional inventory, Feb. 4, 1772; amount, £188. 12. o; 
signed by the appraisers.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 393 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £287. i. 2; expenditures, 
£219. 8. 9; allowed Feb. 7, 1772.] 



JONATHAN MILLIARD 1770 KENSINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen the Seventh day of April Anno 
Domine one thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy I Jonathan 
Hilyard of Kensington in the Province of New hampshire 
Husband man by the faveour of Heaven being in health * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Sister Elisabeth melcher 
my Best Sute of Cloths — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my uncel Joseph Ch Hilyard 
my Carsey Cloath which I Bought for a grat Coat and also four 
Pare of Shoes 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Brother Benjamin Hilyard 
and my Sister nancy Brown all my land that I Have in Weare 
Town Equally to be Devided betwen them and also the Remain- 
ing part of my Cloaths which I have not Disposd of already 
Equally to be divided Betwen them — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Sister Rachel the wife of 
abraham Sanborn five Shilings lawfull money — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Sister Hannah the wife of 
Coffen Sanborn five Shilings lawfull money — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to Sarah Shaw the Daughter of 
moses Shaw Ten Pounds lawfull money within one year after 
my Deceas 

Item I Give and Bequeath to Joseph Hilyard my Beaver hat 
and also my Calvs Skinn Shoes — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to Sarah Hilyard my Chist — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Sister mary Hilyard fifteen 
Pounds lawfull money within one year after my Deceas — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Sister marsey Hilyard 
fifteen Pounds lawfull money at the age of Eighteen years or at 
her marriag Day and also the Remaining part of my money 



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which is not Disps^ of already to goe to my Two sisters namely 
mary and marsey after the above Said Charges is paid if there 
be any left — 

Lastly and further more I Do Constitut and appoint my Uncel 
Joseph Ch Hilyard to be my Executor * * * 

Jonathan hilyard 

[Witnesses] Joseph Tilton, onesiphorus Page, Nathan Chase. 
[Proved May 30, 1770.] 

[Bond of Joseph Chase Hilliard, yeoman, with Joseph Tilton, 
gentleman, and Onesephirus Page, yeoman, as sureties, all of 
Kensington, in the sum of £500, May 30, 1770, for the execution 
of the will; witnesses, John Wentworth, Samuel Hale, Jr.] 



CALEB WHITING 1770 NEW BOSTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Caleb Whiting of New Boston 
within the Province of New-Hampshire in New England Hus- 
band man being Sick and Indisposed of Body * * * 

Item My Will is that my Beloved Wife Susannah Whiting 
shall Enjoy the Benefit of all my Real & Personal Estate If 
She Shall Stand in need of it for Her maintainance & if She doth 
not Spend it all my Will is that She Shall Dispose of the re- 
mainder of it to my Brothers or Sisters or Either of them as She 
Shall See fit and if in Case my Estate Should be Sold my will is 
that my Dear wife Execute a Good Deed of the Same — And 
I Do hereby utterly Revoke & Disannul all other Wills Legacies 
& Bequests by me heretofore named & Bequeathed Ratifying 
Confirming & Allowing this and no other to be my Last Will 
and Testament and do Nominate Constitute & appoint David 
Lewis William Strrett & my Dear Wife Susannah Whiting all 
of New Boston in the province aforesaid Executors of this my 
Last Will & Testament In Witness Whereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand & Seal this Eleventh day of April and in the tenth 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 395 

year of His Majestyes Reign Anno Domini one thousand Seven 
Hundred & Seventy Caleb Whiting 

[Witnesses] WilHam Leer, James Dickey, Isaac Lewis. 
[Proved June 2y, 1770.] 

[Bond of Susanna Whiting, widow, with James Dickey and 
Isaac Lewis, yeomen, as sureties, all of New Boston, in the sum 
of £500, June 27, 1770, for the execution of the will; witnesses, 
Samuel Hale, Jr., John Wentworth.] 



DANIEL WILKINS 1770 AMHERST 

[Robert Bradford Wilkins of Amherst, aged more than 14 
years, son of Daniel Wilkins of Amherst, deceased, and his 
wife, Lucy Wilkins, makes choice of his uncle, William Bradford 
of Amherst, gentleman, as his guardian April 20, 1770; witnesses, 
Hannah Rollins, John Shepard, Jr.] 

[Guardianship granted to William Bradford April 24, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 219.] 

[Bond of William Bradford, with Benjamin Taylor as surety, 
both of Amherst, in the sum of £200, April 24, 1770, for the 
guardianship of Robert Bradford Wilkins; witnesses, William 
Parker, John Wentworth.] 



CALEB DRURY 1770 FRAMINGHAM, MASS. 

[Guardianship of Needham Drury, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Caleb Drury of Framingham, Mass., granted to 
Ephraim Heald of Temple April 20, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 256.] 

[Bond of Ephraim Heald, with Francis Blood as surety, both 



396 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of Temple, gentlemen, in the sum of £500, April 20, 1770, for 
the guardianship of Needham Drury; witnesses, William Parker, 
Benjamin Adams,] 



EBENEZER TAYLOR 1770 

[Administration on the estate of Ebenezer Taylor granted to 
James Berry April 24, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 535.] 



MOSES CURRIER 1770 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Moses Currier of Kingston, 
yeoman, granted to Elizabeth Currier, widow, April 24, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 296.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Currier, with Elijah Clough, yeoman, and 
Jonathan Greeley, Jr., joiner, as sureties, all of Kingston, in the 
sum of £200, April 24, 1770, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Mary Fogg, William Parker, Jr.] 

[Warrant, April 24, 1770, authorizing William Whitcher and 
Elijah Clough, both of Kingston, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 3, 1770; amount, £112. 11. 6^; signed by 
William Whitcher and Elijah Clough.] 

[Account of Jonathan Hoyt and his wife, Elizabeth Hoyt, ad- 
ministratrix; receipts, £133. 11. 6}4, including "Cash received 
of Jer^ Currier a Legacy to the DeC^ from his Brother Eliphalet" ; 
expenditures, £81. 16. 3; mentions "maintain* child while under 
Seven years of age being seven years .... necessaries for 
laying in & nursing"; allowed Feb. 26, 1778.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 397 

CALEB MARSTON 1770 NEWMARKET 

In the Name of God Amen I Caleb Marston of Newmarkett 
in the Province of New Hampshire in New England Yeoman 
being very sick & week in Body * * * 

Item I Give & bequeath unto Jemima Marston my beloved 
Wife all the Remainder of my Personal Estate over what shall 
Pay my Debts & funeral Charges as above, over, above and Ex- 
clusive of all her Right of Dower & Power of thirds of in or unto 
my Estate — 

Item I Give & bequeath unto Comfort Marston my Daughter 
Five Pounds Lawful Money to be paid her by my Son Caleb 
Marston, within one year next after my said Son shall arrive at 
the age of Twenty One years — 

Item I Give & bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Five 
Pounds Lawful Money within one year next after my said Son 
shall arrive to the age of Twenty One years to be paid by him — 

Item I Give & bequeath unto my son Caleb Marston all my 
Real Estate wheresoever the Same may or shall be so found, to 
be to him my said Son Caleb Marston & his Heirs and Assigns 
Forever, but if he my said Son Shall not Survive untill he Shall 
have Heirs Lawfully begotton, or arrive to the age of Twenty one 
years then in such Case & not otherways my will & Pleasure 
is that the whole of my said real Estate shall go to & be for my 
other Children & their Heirs in Equal Shares — 

Item I Give & bequeath unto my Daughter Phebe Marston 
Five Pounds Lawful Money to be Paid her within one year next 
after my said Son shall arrive to the age of Twenty One Years 
out of the Estate herein bequeathed him — 

Item I Give & bequeath unto my Daughter Susana Marston 
Five Pounds Lawful Money to be Paid her by my said Son 
within one year next after he shall arrive to the age of Twenty 
one years — 

Item I Give & bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Marston 
Five Pounds Lawful Money to be Paid her by my said Son 



398 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

within one year after he shall arrive to the age of Twenty one 
years — 

And I do hereby Constitute appoint make & Ordain Jona- 
than Colcord of Newmarkett aforesaid Gent. & My said Wife 
Jemima Marston to be Executors of this my last will & Testa- 
ment — 

And I do hereby revoke disallow, disannul & make void all & 
every other former Will Testament, Legacies bequeaths & Exec- 
utors by me before Willed, made or ordained, ratifying and Con- 
firming this & no other to be my last will & Testament In 
Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal This 
fifth Day of May Anno Domini 1770 — 

his 
Caleb X Marston 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Edward Colcord, John Merril, Wentworth Ches- 
will. 

[Proved May 30, 1770.] 

[Inventory, June 11, 1770; amount, £417. 2. 3; signed by 
Hubartus Neal and John Marstes.] 

[Warrant, May 30, 1771, authorizing Samuel Baker, innholder, 
Hubartus Neal, gentleman, Wentworth Cheswill, yeoman, Caleb 
Clark, gentleman, and John Marstes, physician, all of Newmar- 
ket, to set ofi the widow's dower.] 

[List of claims against the estate, May 30, 1771; amount, 
£296. 13. o>^; signed by Samuel Baker and Wentworth Ches- 
will.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £209. 3. 5, personal estate; 
expenditures, £96. 11. 9; allowed May 30, 1771.] 

We the subscribers Being Appointed by the Hono'<^ John 
Wintworth Esq"^ Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for the Prov- 
ince of New Hampshire to satt off to Jemima marston Widow 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 399 

and Relect of Caleb marston Late of Newmarket yeoman De- 
ceased Intestate her Dower and Power of thirds that happens 
unto her of all the Real Estate Which the said Caleb marston 
Died seized of. 

In Pursuance thereof, we have Satt off to the Said Jemima 
marston for her Dower and Power of thirds in all the Real Estate 
of the said Caleb marston as foloweth, viz. we have alowed and 
satt of to her the south easterly Lore Rum in the mansion House, 
and the Chamber over it, also a small Bad Rum ajoining to said 
Lore Rum, with a prevelidge in the siller, oven, and Front Dores, 
Chamber and siller stars of the said mansion House, also twenty 
feet across the Barn from the Easterly End Extending westward 
the whole Bradth of said Barn. 

also about Twelve acres of Land Belonging to said Calebs 
Farm being the full third Part Remaining of said estate in 
Quantety for Quality, and is Bounded as folows viz. Begining 
at Edward Colcords Land on the east side of the Rode that Leads 
from Passack Bridg, Near Halls mill so cauled, to the Rode Near 
Josiah Hiltons House and Runs south sixty seven Degrees East 
thirty two Rods, then south forty seven Degrees East to the 
Southerly Corner of the said mansion house thence from said 
Corner of said house south Sixty three Degres east to said Pas- 
sack River, thence Down the River, and bounds on said River 
Twelve Rods to a stooping Beach tree, the Corner of the widow 
sarah marstons thirds then North Sixty Degrees West to the said 
Edward Colcords Land, then on Said Colcords Land South 
Twenty Nine Degrees East to the said Rode or Bounds first be- 
gan at, also the prevelidge of Cutting and hailing wood for her 
fire on the Land Satt off for the widow Sarah marstons thirds 
Eight Rods from said Edward Colcords Land — 

also two third Parts of one third Part of a Grismill on Passack 
River Comonly Cauled Halls Mill and is owned with Collo" 
Winthoup Hilton and Elezabath Hall 

also the Privelidge of Passing and Repassing to and from said 
house and barn and for hailing fire wood and Watter 



400 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

all which Division of thirds are made acording to the Bast of 
our Judgments this seventeenth Day of June 1771 

Hubartus Neal 
John Marstes 
Samuel Baker 

[Additional account of the executor; receipts, £210. o. 2; ex- 
penditures, £66. o. 2; allowed Oct. 30, 1771.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £144. o. o; allowed 
Dec. 2, 1771.] 



DANIEL WHITTAKER 1770 ATKINSON 

In the name of God Amen The Eighteenth day of May in y« 
Year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred & seventy & in 
y« Tenth Year of his Majesties Reign, I Daniel Whitaker of At- 
kinson in y^ Province of New Hampshire Yeoman — being weak 
& sick in body * * * 

Also I give & bequath to Mary Whitaker my present beloved 
Wife one third part of all my real & personal Estate after all my 
Just Debts are discharged — for her Use during her natural 
Life — 

Also I give & bequath to Tamer Hadley my eldest Grand 
daughter y sum of Thirteen pounds six shillings & eight pence 
Lawful money to be paid her by Jonathan Eaton hereafter to be 
named, when he shall arrive to y" Age of Twenty two Years of 
Age 

Also I give & bequeath to Mehetable Hadley my youngest 
Grand daughter other Thirteen pounds six shillings & eight 
pence like money to be paid her by y*' s'^ Jonathan when he y^ 
s"^ Jonathan shall arrive to y^ full age of twenty three years — 

Furthermore I give & bequeath to Jonathan Eaton Jun' & 
Minor y« reputed son of my Daughter Mehetabel now deceas^ 
y« whole of my Estate Real & Personal — that is to say — y^ 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4OI 

two third parts thereof to descend to him y« s'^ Jonathan at y° 
time of my Decease — and y" other third part thereof at y^ 
Decease of Mary my beloved Wife above mention 'i — 

Moreover I do by these presentes nominate & appoint M' 
Joseph Emerson of Haverhill in y County of Essex & Province 
of the Massachusetts Bay Yeoman to be the sole Excutor to this 
my last Will and Testament requiring him to pay all my just 
Debts out of my Personal and real Estate 

Lastly my earnest desire and request to his honor y^ Judge of 
y^ Probate of Wills in the s"^ Province of New-Hampshire is that 
y^ s** Joseph Executor may be appointed guardian to y" s'^ Jona- 
than untill he y^ s*^ Jonathan shall arrive to a Capacity of acting 
for himself in such affairs 

In Witness whereof I have set my hand and Seal y« day and 
date above written 

his 
Daniel X Whitaker 
Mark 

[Witnesses] Sam' Bacheller, John Currier, Moses Dow. 
[Proved Aug. 29, 1770.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 5, 1770; amount, £233. 12. i ; signed by 
Daniel Poor and Timothy Ladd.] 

[Account of the executor; receipts, £69. 12. i; expenditures, 
£77. 12. 6>^; allowed May 7, 1772.] 



BENJAMIN GORDON 1770 EXETER 

In the name of God Amen this Twenty sixth day of May 
Anno Domini 1770 I Benjamin Gorden of Exeter in the Prov- 
ince of New Hampshire yeoman being weak in Body * * * 

Imp^ I give and bequeath unto my Beloved Wife Mary so 
long as she remains my Widow the Use and Improvement of my 



402 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Farm where I now live & also the Improvement of my meadow 
Lying in Exeter aforesaid and adjoyning to the medow belonging 
to my Brother Nathaniel Gorden and also the Use of my Build- 
ings standing on my Farm during the Teirm aforesaid Likewise 
I give unto my said Wife the Use of that land I purchased of 
Joseph Lovering and Joseph Kimbal Lying partly in Exeter and 
partly in Kingston also I give unto my said Wife the Use and Im- 
provement of my Household goods during the Teirm afore said 
— my Will is that if my Wife continues my Widow untill my son 
Benjamin arrives at the full age of Twenty one Years then my 
said son be allowed the Improvement of the full one half of my 
Lands & Building as afore said Untill my son Joseph shall arrive 
at Twenty one Years of age also I give unto my Wife and to her 
disposal my Wearing Apparel — 

Item I give and Bequeath unto my son Benjamin Gorden to 
his Heirs and assigns for ever Thirty six acres of Land in my 
Home stead if my said home stead Contain Thirty six acres and 
if not then my said son Benjamin to have so much of my meadow 
or else where to make the said Thirty six acres and to come into 
Possession thereof when his Brother Joseph shall arrive at the 
full age of Twenty one Years — 

and also I give unto my said son Benjamin the Improvement 
of the one half of my Buildings after he shall arrive at Twenty one 
Years untill his Mother's Decease or Marriage & then to come 
into full Possession of the Whole of my Buildings he my said 
son paying unto his sister Mary fifteen Pounds Lawfull money 
one Cow and Three Sheep When she shall arrive at Twenty one 
Years. 

Ite" I give unto my son Josiah Gorden and to his Heirs & 
assigns forever (after my Just debts are paid) the one Half of 
my Lands not allready disposed off and to come into Possession 
at his mothers Decease or marriage he my said son paying unto 
my son Joseph Gorden twelve Pounds ten Shillings Lawfull 
money when my said son Joseph shall arrive at Twenty one 
Years of Age 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4O3 

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Simeon Gorden and to 
his Heirs and assigns for ever all the Remainder of my Lands not 
allready disposed off in this my Last Will and to come into Pos- 
session thereof at his Mother's Decease or Marriage he my said 
son Paying unto my son Joseph Gorden Twelve Pounds ten 
Shillings Lawfull money when my said son Joseph shall arrive at 
Twenty one years of Age — 

Item I give unto my son Joseph Gorden Twenty five pounds 
Lawfull money when he shall arrive at Twenty one Years and 
to be paid to him by my two sons Viz Josiah and Simeon as above 
mentioned equally Between them 

Item I give unto my Daughter Mary Gorden fifteen pounds 
Lawfull money also one Cow and three sheep to be paid to her 
my son Benjamin when my said Daughter shall arrive at Twenty 
one Years — 

Item I give unto my son Joseph Gorden and to my Daughter 
Mary Gorden equally between them all my House hold goods at 
their mothers Decease or Marriage 

Item my Will is that my three sons (Viz) Josiah Simeon & 
Joseph Gorden shall be put out to such Trades as they shall 
chuse at fourteen Years of Age — and that my Just Debts 
funeral charges &c be paid by my Executor hereafter mentioned 
out of my Personal Estate — 

Lastly I do hereby constitute my Brother Nathaniel Gorden 
sole Executor * * * 

Benjamin Gorden 

[Witnesses] Benj magon, Elijah Moulton, Theophilus Smith 
Jun^ 

[Proved Aug. 29, 1770.] 

[Bond of Mary Gordon, widow, with Elijah Moulton of Ex- 
eter, joiner, and Benjamin Magoon of Kensington, yeoman, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Aug. 29, 1770, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, John Wentworth, Nathaniel Gor- 
don.] 



404 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, Oct. 3, 1770; amount, £419. 10. i}4\ signed by 
Benjamin Kimball and Theophilus Smith, Jr.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £103. 3. 7K^; ex- 
penditures the same; allowed Jan. 17, 1797.] 



JOSIAH SANBORN 1770 EPPING 

In the Name of God Amen The twenty Nineth Day of May 
A.D: 1770. I Josiah Sanborn of Eppin in the Province of New 
Hampshire Husbandman, being weak in Body * * * 

in the first place — I order that my Horse Cattle & Sheep Shall 
be Sold Soon after my Decease to Pay my Debts and funeral 
Charges ; and if any Remains after the Debts and funeral charges 
is Paid, of what Remains I give to my Son Josiah 

Imprimiss I give and Bequeath to my Dearly Beloved wife 
Jemimah all my House hold goods to her Despose for ever — 

Itm, I give and Bequeath to my well beloved Son Josiah and 
unto his Heirs & Assigns for ever all my Land Belonging to my 
Home Stead where I now Live, Containing fifty one acres be the 
Same more or Less and Like wise the Dwelling house and Barn 
Standing thereon and also all my implyments of Husbantery 
and also one half Part of a pair of iron Bound Cart Wheels which 
I Built in Partnership with Jeremiah Samborn: and also my 
gun, and Powder horn: and Likewise all the undivided Land 
belonging to the original Right of Marsten Samborn Lying in a 
township known by the Name of Samborntown in Said Province 

Itm: I give to my well beloved Son Andrew and unto his Heirs 
and Assigns for ever all that one hundred acre Lot of Land be 
the same more or Less Lying and being in the township of 
Samborntown aforesaid being the Lot No 62 : in the one hundred 
acre Lots: belonging to the original Right of marsten Samborn 
and Likewise my Stilyards Itm : I give to my well beloved Daugh- 
ters Jemimah molly and Roda all that two hundred acre Lot of 
Land be the Same more or Less Lying and being in Said Sam- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4O5 

borntown : excepting fifty acres in Said Lot that I Sold to Benja- 
min Darling: and is the Lot N° 72 in the Lower Range of Lots in 
Said Samborntown which Lot was Laid out to the original Right 
of marsten Samborn; which tract of Land is to be equilly De- 
vided between my three Daughters Jemimah molly & Roda ac- 
cording to Quantity and Quality : excepting the fifty acres which 
I heretofore Conveyed as is within mentioned And I do therefore 
appoint Constitute make and ordain my brother Abraham 
Samborn of Exeter in Said Province Husbandman to be my 
Executor of this my Last will and testament all Singular my 
Lands messuages and testaments * * * 

his 
Josiah X Samborn 
mark 

[Witnesses] Jeremiah Maston Sanborn, John Crown, Abra- 
ham Perkins. 

[Proved Oct. 31, 1770.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 13, 1770; amount, £325. 8. o; signed by Jo- 
siah Robinson and Abraham Perkins.] 



SAMUEL EASTMAN 1770 HOPKINTON 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Eastman of Hopkin- 
ton granted to Stephen Eastman May 30, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 230.] 

[Bond of Stephen Eastman, yeoman, with Joseph Eastman, 
husbandman, and John Putney, gentleman, as sureties, all of 
Hopkinton, in the sum of £500, May 30, 1770, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate; witnesses, John Wentworth, Samuel Hale, 
Jr.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £5. o. o ; expenditures, 
£37. 6. o; mentions "supporting the 2 dec*^ Children 137 weeks 
. . . . allowance the Widow"; allowed May 30, 1770.] 



406 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

OLIVER MORSE 1770 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Oliver Morse of Chester, 
gentleman, granted to Elizabeth Morse, widow, and Josiah 
Morse, yeoman. May 30, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 230.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Morse and Josiah Morse, both of Chester, 
with Stephen Morse of Chester, yeoman, and Joseph Eaton of 
Hawke as sureties, in the sum of £500, May 30, 1770, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, Wentworth Cheswill, 
John Wentworth.] 

[Warrant, May 30, 1770, authorizing Samuel Emerson and 
Benjamin Hills, yeoman, both of Chester, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 18, 1770; amount, £438. i. 2; signed by Sam- 
uel Emerson and Benjamin Hills.] 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £90. 10. 2, personal 
estate; expenditures, £38. 14. 7; allowed May 29, 1771.] 

[Additional account of Josiah Morse, Taylor Little, and 
Elizabeth Little, administrators; receipts, £8y. 15. 7; expendi- 
tures, £49. 12. 6; mentions "Supporting James Morse one of the 
Children untill seven years of age being 2 months . . . . D° 
True Morse another son one year & 10 months .... Support- 
ing Sarah Morse 3 year .... Allowed Pearly Morse support 
for three years"; allowed June 29, 1774.] 



NATHANIEL DUNKLEE 1770 MONSON 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Dunklee of Mon- 
son, yeoman, granted to Ruth Dunklee, widow, June 5, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 256.] 

[Bond of Ruth Dunklee of Monson, with John Chamberlain, 
gentleman, and Samuel Spaulding, yeoman, both of Merrimack, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 407 

as sureties, in the sum of £500, June 5, 1770, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate; witnesses, John Coombs, John Dunklee.] 

[Inventory, attested June 25, 1770; amount, £20. 16. 6; signed 
by William Patten and John Coombs.] 

[Warrant, June 27, 1770, authorizing James Underwood of 
Litchfield and John Coombs of Merrimack, yeoman, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims, Sept. 25, 1770; amount, £4. 12. o; signed by 
James Underwood and John Coombs.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £20. 16. 6; expendi- 
tures, £23. 18. 2>^; mentions "Bringing up two Children under 
seven years old 22 weeks"; allowed Sept. 27, 1770.] 



EDWARD HALL 1770 NEWMARKET 

To the Hon^'« John Wentworth Esq"" Judge of The probate of 
wills &c in the province of Newhamsphire In Newengland, The 
Humble petition of us the subscribers The widow and major part 
of the Children & Grandchildren, Heirs of the Estate of Edward 
Hall Esq'' late of Newmarket in the Province aforesaid Deceased 
Intestate Humbly sheweth that Whereas it is Necessary that 
Administration on said Estate be granted To some person there- 
fore your humble petitioners Earnestly Desire & pray that your 
honnor would be pleased to grant Administration On said Estate 
To Walter Bryent of Newmarket aforesaid Esq'" He being A 
Creditor, and Father in law to two of the heirs and Guardian to 
one other of said heirs. And a person of Known Integrity and 
Acquainted with such Affairs & may be Depended upon to per- 
form the buseness well & with Dispatch : we have heard that m' 
Joseph Merrill hath Desired that Administration Might be 
granted him. But we Pray that it might not be Granted to him 



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we Being perswaded by his former conduct Towards Us & the 
Estate that his Administering would be very Detremental for 
he hath Receiv'd all his wife's Portion in said Estate many Years 
ago & there hath been such misunderstanding Between Us & 
M"" Merrill with regard to s'^ meriells Comeing On said Estate, 
that we Cant harbour a thought that he will Seek the Intrest 
of said Estate or Us, & M' Merrill held the Estate Many Years 
by lease & hath not accounted therefor that we Know off: For 
these reasons and many more that may be offered, Your Peti- 
tioners Desire your honnor would grant the prayer Of your 
Petitioners & We as in Duty Bound shall ever Pray 
Newmarket y« 20*'' of January A.D. 1770 — 

Hannah Hall wedow 
Elizabeth weeks 
Edward Smith 
John Smith 
Ede Hall Bergin 
Mary Bergin 
John Bergin 

[Warrant, March 21, 1770, authorizing Hubartus Neal, gentle- 
man, and James Cram, blacksmith, both of Newmarket, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Administration granted to Elizabeth Weeks March 28, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 257.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Weeks, widow, with Walter Bryent and 
Joseph Young, gentleman, as sureties, all of Newmarket, in the 
sum of £500, March 28, 1770, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, Edward Smith, Ede Hall Bergin.] 

[Inventory, March 30, 1770; amount, £211. 13. 5K; signed by 
Hubartus Neal and James Cram.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £192. 6. 5}^; ex- 
penditures, £179. o. 4; allowed May 26, 1775.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4O9 

SAMUEL EASTMAN 1770 WINDHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Eastman of Wind- 
ham, blacksmith, granted to Elizabeth Eastman of Windham, 
widow, June 20, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 403.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Eastman, with Joseph Butler of Pelham 
and David Gregg of Windham, gentlemen, as sureties, in the sum 
of £500, June 20, 1770, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, James Underwood, Noah Love well.] 

[Inventory, attested July 2, 1770; amount, £477. i. o; signed 
by Joseph Butler and David Gregg.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 317.] 

Rockingham ss : Pursuant to a precept to us Directed appoint- 
ing us the Subscribers A Committee to set off to Elisabath Sheed 
her Dower which happeneth to her of the Estate of her late 
Husband Samuel Eastman late of Windham in Said County 
Blacksmith Deceased intestate & having Viewed the primeses 
and Do agree to Set off to her the same by the following Metes 
& Bounds (viz.) Begening at a stake at Beaver Brook so Called 
then east south east about forty five rods to the Highway then 
northerly by Said Highway three rods to a stake then East 
South east about one Hundred and fifty rods to the line of James 
Hobs land then north 59 Deg^ East about seventy rods to a heap 
of stones then north north east fifty eight rods to a pish pine then 
east by south forty eight rods to a stake then north Eighteen 
Deg^ east thirty eight rods to a pine tree Marked then west sev- 
enty two rods then South By west forty nine rods to a stake then 
west by north sixty rods to a pitch pine tree then north by east 
thirty five rods to a heap of stones then west one hundred & 
Eighteen rods to the Highway then by the Bounds of William 
Sheeds land to Beaver Brook aforesaid then Down said Brook to 
the Bounds first mentioned Containing about sixty acres more 
or less Together with the south west room in the Dwelling House 



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with the Celler underneath the same with the Chamber over 
Said room with the priveledges thereto belonging with the East 
part of the Barn (viz) the Tyeup & Scaffold over the same Dated 
April 25*1^ 1788 

James Betton 
James Gibson 
Nehemiah Butler 

[Warrant, May 16, 1770, authorizing David Gregg of Wind- 
ham and Joseph Butler of Pelham, gentlemen, to appraise the 
estate of Samuel Eastman of Windham, blacksmith, of whose 
will his widow, Elizabeth Eastman, is executrix.] 

[Inventory, June 22, 1770; amount, £467. 11. 9; signed by 
Joseph Butler and David Gregg.] 



JOHN NOYES 1770 BOW 

[Administration on the estate of John Noyes of Bow granted 
to Benjamin Noyes of Bow, gentleman, June 27, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 256.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Noyes, gentleman, with Benjamin Norris, 
gentleman, and Richard Bartlett, physician, as sureties, all of 
Bow, in the sum of £500, June 27, 1770, for the administration 
of the estate of John Noyes of Bow; witnesses, Levi Dearborn, 
John Wentworth.] 

[Inventory, July 4, 1770; amount, £386. 10. 8>^; signed by 
David Abbott and Thomas Cofran.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 29, 1770, authorizing Benjamin Norris and 
Richard Bartlett to receive claims against the estate.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 3, 1771, authorizing David Abbott, Benjamin 
Norris, and Richard Bartlett, all of Pembroke, to set off the 
widow's dower.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4I I 

Rockingham ss we the Subscribers Being appointed by the 
Honourable John wentworth Esq^ Judge of Probate of wills &c 
for Said County, to Set off to the widow Abigail Noyes's thirds 
which belongs to her out of the Real Estate of John Noyes Esq' 
of Bow Deceas'^ do adjudge to her about thirty acres of Land 
Lying in Pembroke Be the same more or Less Bounded as fol- 
loweth viz. Beginning at the Southeasterly corner of Andrew 
Gaults Lot where he Now Dwells then Runing South 25 Degrees 
East by the Cuntry Road fifty one Rods and a half to a stake & 
stones, then Runing South 74 Degrees west about Seventy Six 
Rods to a Pitch Pine Tree Spoted, then Runing to a white oak 
Tree spoted standing at the foot of the Intervail hill, then Run- 
ing South Sixty Degrees west about fifty Rods to merrimack 
River then Runing up said River twenty four Rods to Land 
owned by Stephen Bartlet, then Runing Easterly as the Line 
goes by said Bartlets & Gaults Land to the first mentioned cor- 
ner togather with the whole of the westerly part of the house 
standing on the Premises, Excepting the cellar under the south- 
erly Room, with an Equal Previledge of the well and yard Before 
said house. Witness our hands the 20*^^ Day of March 1772 

David Abbot 
Benj'' Norris 
Rich-i Bartlet 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £135. 2. i. i ; signed 
by Benjamin Norris and Richard Bartlett.] 



AARON BROWN 1770 CHARLESTOWN 

[Administration on the estate of Aaron Brown of Charlestown, 
yeoman, granted to Aaron Brown of Charlestown, blacksmith, 
July I, 1770-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 427.] 

[Bond of Aaron Brown, blacksmith, with Thomas Swan, mer- 



412 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

chant, and David Brown, yeoman, as sureties, all of Charlestown, 
in the sum of £ioo, July i, 1770, for the administration of the 
estate of Aaron Brown, Jr., of Charlestown, yeoman; witnesses, 
Daniel Adams, Dennis Ryan.] 

[Inventory, Dec. i , 1 770 ; amount, £11.9.6; signed by Silvanus 
Hastings and Moses Willard.] 

[Warrant, June 18, 1770, authorizing Stephen Alvord, hatter, 
and Enos Stevens, gentleman, both of Charlestown, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims, Dec. i, 1770; amount, £24. 10. 2; signed by 
Stephen Alvord and Enos Stevens.] 



HUBBARD STEVENS 1770 DURHAM 

In The Name of God Amen I Hubbard Stephens of Durham in 
the prov"^ of New Hampshire Tanner being aged * * * 

I Give to my Son Jo^ Stephens all my land in Durham where I 
now live, with the buildings standing thereon except what part 
of my dwell 'g House I shall hereafter assign & allow to my neice 
Hannah Stephens during the term she shall live a single Life 
Likewise my pasture in Durham aforesaid cont« about thirty 
acres about which I purchased of Co' Jo^ Smith joining on land 
of Francis Mathes on the northerly side & on land of Theophilus 
Hardy on the westerly End on land of s'd Smith on the southerly 
side & on land of Small &c on the easterly end also my whole 
stock in my tanyard together with the tools. I Allso Give to 
my said Son Joseph all my Husbandry Utensils together with 
my live stock & Household furniture except what I shall herein 
hereafter Bequeath to my neice Hannah Stephens all before 
mention'd to be & remain to him my s'd Son Joseph his heirs & 
assigns forever. 

Item I Give to my Son Hubbard Stephens his heirs all my 
wearing apparel, having already made provision for my said 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4I3 

Son Hubbard by a deed of gift of the land & buildings he after- 
wards sold to Ebenezer Jones jun' 

Item. I Give to my Grandaughter Abigail Clough the value 
of eighteen pounds lawful money to be paid s'd Abigail by my 
Execu* either in Cattle or Household furniture when she arrives 
to eighteen years of age or if she is married sooner said sum to be 
paid her at her marriage but if said Abigail should die before said 
payment becomes due then said sum is to remain in the hands of 
my Executor. 

Item I Give to my Neice Hannah Stephens Daughter of my 
brother Moses one feather bed bedding & Curtains also one 
standing looking glass & four sheep & one cow, together with 
the priviledge of pasturage & winterin for said Cow & winterin 
for the sheep on the farm where I now live at the charge of my 
Executor yearly & every year so long as she shall continue un- 
married & reside in the House where I now dwell. I Also Give 
said Hannah the priviledge of the southeast Chamber in my 
dwelling house for her to live in during the term she remains 
unmarried said Chamber to be maid comfortable for her resi- 
dence by my Executor I further give to her priviledge of Bak'^ 
washing &cc in the Kitchen & as much cellar room as shall be 
necessary for her during her Continuance in my said dwelling 
House together with the priviledge of fruit in the orchard suffi- 
cient for her own use & two bbls of cyder if the orchard produces 
it & two cords of good wood to be deliver'd her yearly by my 
Execu* in proper season so long as she remains unmarried & 
in my said dwelling house & also four bushels of Indian Corn to 
be provided for her yearly by my Execu* during said term & 
whensoever said Hannah shall marry or move from said House 
then said Chamber & other priviledges to be & remain to my Son 
Joseph his Heirs & assigns forever. And I do Hereby ordain 
Constitute & appoint my Son Joseph Stephens to be my sole & 
lawful Execu* to see this my last Will & Testament performed in 
all things aforemention'd & I do Hereby Revoak & disallow all 
other & former wills by me made at any time whatsoever 



414 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal 
this twelvth day of July in the 10*'' year of his Majestys Reign 
Anno Domini One thousand and seven Hundred & seventy 

Hubbard Stephens 

[Witnesses] John Griffen, Joseph Parsons, John Smith. 
[Proved April 11, 1770 (1771.)] 



BENJAMIN ABBOTT 1770 HOLLIS 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Abbott of Hollis, 
gentleman, granted to Elizabeth Abbott of Hollis, widow, July 
13, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 403.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Abbott, with John Boynton and William 
Poole, yeomen, as sureties, all of Hollis, in the sum of £500, 
July 13, 1770, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Nicholas Youngman, Samuel Hobart.] 

[Inventory, attested March 16, 1771; amount, £521. 5. 11; 
signed by John Hale and John Boynton.] 

[Petition of Elizabeth Abbott, widow, June 24, 1771, that ad- 
ministration on the Middlesex county estate of her husband, 
Benjamin Abbott of Hollis, be granted to Lieut. William Prescott 
of Pepperell, Mass.; witnesses, William Poole and Samuel 
Hobart.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Bond of William Prescott of Pepperell, Mass., gentleman, 
with James Prescott of Groton, Mass., and Joseph Reed of 
Westford, Mass., gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of £500, 
June 27, 1 77 1, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Elizabeth Kneeland and William Kneeland.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Warrant, June 27, 1771, authorizing William Green, John 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 415 

Nutting, and John Shedd, all of Pepperell, Mass., to appraise the 
estate and set off the widow's dower.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

To the Honourable Samuel Danfort Esq Judge of Probats 
for the County of Middlesex in the Provience of the Masechusets 
Bay in pursuance to a Commission from your Honour Dated 
Cambridge the Twenty Seventh Day of June AD 1771 we the 
Subscribers have this day met and Apprized the Estate of Cap* 
Benjamin Abbot Late of Holis in the Provience of New Hamp- 
shier, the whole of Said Deceased Estate which he died seazed 
and Posses^ of in the Provience of the Massechusets Bay which is 
about 70 Acres Being in Pepperrell Bounded as foloweth viz 
Begining at New-Hampshire Line thence Running Southerly by 
Land Clamed by Josiah Hunt and by Land of D" Jeremiah 
Lawrences Heirs thence Easterly by Land of D° Josiah Fisk 
and by Land of Ebenezer Pierce thence Northerly by the High- 
way til it comes to New Hampshier Line thence by said Hamp- 
shire Line til it come to the Bounds first mentioned which we 
Apprized at the Sum of £200 

Then we perceeded and Set of to the Desces*^ Widow Elisa- 
bath Abbot about 23 Acres of said Land Bounded thus begining 
at a stake and stones in New Hampshier Line by Josiah Hunts 
Land thence Runing Southerly about 100 poles by Land of s"^ 
Hunt and Land Clamed by D" Jeremiah Lawrences Heirs to 
gd Qn pisks Corner thence Easterly about 42 Poles by Land of 
said Fisk to a stake and stones thence Northerly about 100 Poles 
upon the Land above Described to a Stake and stones in s** 
Hampshire Line thence about 32 Poles by S'^ Hampshire Line to 
the Bounds first mentioned All which we Humbly Submit &c. 

Pepperrell Sepf y« 17 A. D 1771 

W"' Green 
John Nutting 
John Shed 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 



41 6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Account of Elizabeth Pollard, administratrix; receipts, 
£171. 5. II, personal estate; expenditures, £96. 10. 7; allowed 
Oct. 31, 1782.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate; 
amount of estate, £344. 16. 2; expenditures and claims against 
the estate, £345. 11. 2; allowed Oct. 21, 1794.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 



MARTHA PHILBRICK 1770 EXETER 

[Warrant, July 18, 1770, authorizing John Rice, Noah Emery, 
and Samuel Brooks, all of Exeter, to divide the real estate of 
Martha Philbrick of Exeter.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to a Warrant from the Hon'^'« 
New Hampshire / John Wentworth Esq"" Judge of the Probate 
&c For Said Province Appointing us the Subscribers a Com- 
mittee to Divide the Real Estate of Martha Philbrick late of 
Exeter Deceas'd Intestate among her Children and the Legal 
Representatives of Such of them as are Deceased, allowing to 
Such Representatives the Share only that the Parent would have 
had if he or She had been living. Setting off to the Eldest Son 
or his representatives a Double Share, and to Each of the other 
Children of Said Martha a Single share as the Law of Said 
Province Directs Relative to Real Estates of Persons Dying 
Intestate, and to Set forth Each Share by metes & bounds to 
Hold to them in Severalty &c — 

We have Accordingly Divided the Said Real Estate and have 
Sett off 

i^*^ To the heirs and Legal Representatives of Benjamin 
Philbrick Deceased the Eldest Son of the Said Intestate a Cer- 
tain Peice of upland & orchard in Said Exeter Containing one 
acre and Bounded as Follows viz* begining at the Northwesterly 
Corner of that Four Acres of Land which the Said Martha 
Philbrick in her lifetime Sold & Convey'd to the Said Benjamin 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 417 

Philbrick in his lifetime, and from thence to run North fifty 
Seven Degrees West Fifteen rods & an half to the head Hne of the 
Said Real Estate, and from thence to Run South about forty 
Seven Degrees West upon the Said head line Ten rods & an 
half to a Stake, Thence South Fifty Seven Degrees East Fifteen 
rods & an half to the Said four Acres, and thence North Forty 
Seven Degrees East by the Said four acres to the bounds begun 
at To Hold to the Said Heirs & Legal Representatives of the 
Said Benjamin Philbrick for their Double Share of the Said Real 
Estate in Severalty Forever. 

2'^^y And to Martha Moor a Daughter of the Said Intestate 
We have Sett off for her Single Share of the Said Real Estate a 
Piece of Land Containing about one Acre and about Ninety rods 
bounded as Follows viz begining at the Southwesterly Corner 
of that one acre of upland & orchard herein before Sett off to 
the Heirs & Legal Representatives of Benjamin Philbrick, at a 
Stake, and from thence to run South Forty Seven Degrees West 
Thirty two rods and a quarter to Martha Moore's Share of her 
mother's dower, and from thence South Fifty Seven Degrees 
East by Said Share Nine rods to a Stake, Thence North Forty 
Seven degrees East Thirty two rods & a quarter to the aforesaid 
one acre sett of to Benjamin's heirs, and then by that acre Nine 
rods North Fifty Seven Degrees West to the bounds begun at, 
To Hold to the Said Martha Moore in Severalty Forever. — 

3'y And to Betty Thurstin the other Daughter of the Said 
Intestate We have Sett off for her single share of the Said Real 
Estate A Certain Piece of Land Containing one Acre and about 
one hundred & Six rods of Land bounded as Follows viz* be- 
gining at the Southermost Corner of the aforesaid one acre & 
Ninty rods of Land herein before Sett off to Martha Aioore and 
from thence to run North Forty Seven Degrees West by said 
Martha's Share Thirty two rods & a quarter to that acre before 
Sett off to the heirs of Benjamin, Then South Fifty Seven Degrees 
East by the Said Acre Six rods & an half to the aforesaid Four 
Acres Sold to the Said Benjamin in his lifetime, Thence South 
forty Seven Degrees West about Twenty Eight rods to a Stake 



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thence South Fifty Seven Degrees East by the Said four acres, 
about Twenty one rods to the Highway leading to the Xeck so 
Called to a Stake. Thence by the Said highway Southerly Four 
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Done at Exeter aforesaid the Fifth day of November Anno 
Domini 1771 

John Rice 1 

Noah Emer>' \ Com'ittee 

Sam^ Brooks J 

[See estate of Ephraim Philbrick of Exeter, 1747.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 4I9 

JONATHAN EATON 1770 ATKINSON 

[Guardianship of Jonathan Eaton, aged less than 14 years, 
granted to Joseph Emerson of Haverhill, Mass., yeoman, Aug. 29, 
1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 405.] 

[Bond of Joseph Emerson, with Stephen Thing of Epping and 
Samuel Page of South Hampton, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum 
of £500, Aug. 29, 1770, for the guardianship of Jonathan Eaton 
of Atkinson; witnesses, John W. Gilman, John Wentworth.] 

[Bond of Nathaniel Peabody of Atkinson, gentleman, with 
Jesse Page of Atkinson and Benjamin Kimball of Plaistow, gen- 
tlemen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, March 14, 1777, for the 
guardianship of Benjamin Eaton, minor, aged more than 14 
years, son of Jonathan Eaton of Atkinson, yeoman, deceased; 
witnesses, Benjamin Stone, Jonathan Blake.] 



JOHN TRUE 1770 SEABROOK 

[Administration on the estate of John True of Seabrook, yeo- 
man, granted to Mary True, widow, Aug. 29, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 499.] 

[Bond of Mary True, with Samuel Page and Enoch Page, both 
of South Hampton, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, 
Aug. 29, 1770, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
John Pickering, Jr., John Wentworth.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 8, 1770; amount, £268. 12. o; signed by Abra- 
ham Dow and Benjamin Brown.] 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £130. 12. o; expendi- 
tures, £125. 3. 10. i; allowed Nov. 27, 1776.] 

State of New Hampshire Rockingham ss 

Pursuant to a warrant from The Hon: Philips White Esq' 



420 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Judge of the Probate of wills &c for said County We the Sub- 
scribers Have Divided the Eastate of John True Late of Sea- 
brook in s"^ County Deceased Intestat in manner Following 
(Viz.) To the widow the East Room in the House, the East 
Chamber, the Bed Room at the North East Corner of the house ; 
with the Privelage to Go into the same thrue the Back Room; 
and to the well ; and A Priveleg of the fier Place in the back Room 
to Do Large worck in; also one half of the sellars the East Part 
thereof and one third Part of the Barn, the North Side thareof 
The orchard and home Lot, about fifteen acres, and the Pew in 
the Presbetery meeting house in said Seabrook; It appears that 
Thomas has Reseved his share by Deed From his Father: To 
John one third of an acre on the East Side of the Cow Pastuare 
Lot so called which appears to be his share with what his Father 
Gave him by Deed; To the Heirs of Miriam the Remander of 
the Buildens which is not sot of to the widow; with A Priveleg 
to go into the sellars; and to the well; and two acres and one 
hundred & twelve Rods of Land Adjoining to Johns Land on the 
west in the Cow Pastuare afores<^ also six acres of salt marsh in 
the Cow Commons so Called — To Susanna Six acres and one 
lOO Rods adjoining to Miriams on the west in s^ cow Pastuer 
Lot — 

To Moses the Remaindor of s^ Lot on the west side and one 
acre at the South End of the Beach hill Lot so called To Ephraim 
adjoining on the North side of Moses at Beach hill Six acres and 
one hundred and twelve Rods To Mary the wife of Jacob Morrill 
Fore acres and about 88 Rods Being the Remainder of s'^ Beach 
Hill Lot It appears that Abner has Received of his Father by 
Deed Seven Pounds more than his Share 

Witness our hands this 12 Day of Jan'^y 1778 

Enoch Page 
Benjamin Brown 
Moses french 
Ezekiel Evens 

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expenditures, £10. 8. 2; allowed Jan. 29, 1778.] 



422 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ABRAHAM PERKINS 1770 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Abraham Perkins of Durham, 
trader, granted to Sarah Perkins, widow, Aug. 29, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 404.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 29, 1770, authorizing Ebenezer Thompson, 
physician, and Winborn Adams, innholder, both of Durham, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept., 1770; amount, £146. 9. 8; signed by Eben- 
ezer Thompson and Winborn Adams; attested Oct. 27, 1773, by 
Sarah Hull, formerly Sarah Perkins, administratrix.] 



DAVID HEATH 1770 SALEM 

[Administration on the estate of David Heath of Salem, yeo- 
man, granted to Joshua Heath Sept. 5, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 233.] 

[Bond of Joshua Heath, with Asa Calley and Benjamin Hall, 
as sureties, all of Salem, yeomen, in the sum of £500, Sept. 5, 
1770, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, Moody 
Morse, Joseph Wright.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 28, 1771; amount, £59. 3. 10; signed by 
Moody Morse and Joseph Wright.] 

[Warrant, April 5, 1771, authorizing Joseph Wright of Salem 
and Timothy Ladd of Atkinson to receive claims against the 
estate.] 

[List of claims, Oct. 15, 1771; amount, £11. 2. 4; signed by 
Timothy Ladd and Joseph Wright.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 26, 1778, authorizing Samuel Little of Hamp- 
stead and Isaac Thom of Windham, physician, to examine the 
claim of Joshua Heath. They reported April 13, 1778, £22. 10. 8 
due.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 423 

[Warrant, July 29, 1778, authorizing Moody Morse, physi- 
cian, John Allen, Jeremiah Dow, gentlemen, Robert Young, and 
Timothy Dustin, yeomen, all of Salem, to set off the widow's 
dower.] 

State of New Hampshire Rockingham ss Salem Sep"" 2*^ 1778 
In obidience to the within Precept we have this day set off to 
Anna Johnson wife to Sam^^ Johnson of Hampstead her Dower 
or thirds which Happined to her out of the Estate of her late 
Husband David Heath late of Salem Decest Begining at a stake 
& stones at the Northeast Corner of said farm thence Westerly 
to the meadow thence Southerly Perralel lines untill it encludes 
one third part of the Upland Also Begining at the Northwest 
Corner of the meadow thence Westerly Twenty Rods thence 
Southerly Perralel lines Untill it Contains one third part of said 
meadow 

Moody Morse 1 
Robert young Y Com**«« 
Timothy Duston J 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £66. 19. 7; expendi- 
tures, £61. 8. 10; allowed Jan. 27, 1779.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £33. 13. o; amount 
distributed £5. 10. 9; allowed June 30, 1779.] 



THOMAS RUSS 1770 MANCHESTER 

In the Name of God Amen. The Seventeenth September in 
the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy. 
I Thomas Russ of Derry-field in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire in New England Inn Holder Being Very Sick and Weak in 
Body * * * 

In the first Place, I give and Bequeath to Sarah my dearly be- 
loved Wife, one Red Cow, Call'd by the name Cherry, and one 
of my feather Beds with Bed-Clothes which She Chouses, and 



424 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Two of the Best of my Sheep, and one frying pan, and one Warm- 
ing pan, and one Chest of Drawers, All over and above her thirds 
of my Estate Both real and Personal. 

Also I give and Bequeath to my beloved Son James Russ, 
Which I Likewise Constitute make and ordain my only and Sole 
Executor of this my Last will and Testament, the one half of all 
my Lands, Messuages and Tenements, by him freely to be Pos- 
sessed and Enjoyed, also I give to my Said Son James one great 
Coat, and the one half of all my Shoemaker Tools, & one half all 
my Implements of Husbandrey, and one third of the Dwelling 
House and Barn, and the one third of the Beds and Beding (first 
the Bed will'd to my Wife Excepted) and I give him the Said 
James, one Ash Coulerd Rateen Coat, one pair of Blue Searge 
Briches, all my Shoes one good pair Excepted, the one half of 
all my Stockings, the one half of all my Shirts, one Puter Quart, 
one Pleat, all my Book accompts. Bills, Bonds, notes and other 
writings to help him to Descharge my Debts, Likewise Three 
Sheep, one Spoted Cow, and the one half of a white faced Cow, 
one Calf, one Mare, one Grid Iron & Toster, and one pair of 
Stillards. 

Also I give and Bequeath to my bloved Son John Russ (whom 
I appoint to be assistant to my Son James Executor as afforesaid 
in Discharging all my Debts,) the Other half of all my Lands, 
Messuages and Tenements, by him freely to be Possessed and 
Enjoyed, also I Give the one half of all my Shoe-maker Tools 
and one half of all my Implements of Husbandry to Said Son 
John, with the one Third of the Dwelling House and Barn, and 
the one third of the Beds and Beding (first the Bed will'd to my 
wife Excepted) and I also give to my Said Son John my Blue 
Coat, and my Stone gray Coulard Coat, and all my weistcoats 
and Jeckets, and one pair of Leather Briches, and a pair of Black 
pattron Briches, and my Best Hat, and my Silk Neck-cloth, and 
the one half of all my Stockings, and the one half of all my Shirts, 
and one Puter pleat, and Three Sheep, and one Brown Cow, and 
the other half of the white faced Cow, and one Calf, one Calf 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 425 

more, with a Two years old Heifer, which was formerly Call'd 
his own. 

Also I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Son Jonathan Russ 
my Large Bible, and one of the Best pair of my Shoes. 

Also I Give and Bequeath to my Two Beloved Sons (viz) 
Simeon and Daniel Russ, Each of the them Ten Shillings Lawful 
money. 

Also I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Anne Russ 
one Two Quart Basson, and Two Pleats. 

Also I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Elisabeth 
Russ, one pint Basson, and Two Quart Bassons & Two Pleats. 

Also I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Sarah russ 
one Tankard and Two pleats. 

Also I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Lydia, one 
pint Basson, one Mustard pot, one Platter and Two Pleats 

Also I give and Bequeath to my Beloved Daughter Martha 
Russ, one Brown year old Hiefer, and the remainder of the 
Puter, not yet will'd to be Equally Divided Between my Wife 
and Said Daughter Martha. 

Also I give and Bequeath to my afforesaid Daughters, to Each 
of them the Sum of one pound Lawful money, to be rais'd off the 
Estate and paid them by my Executor. — Also I Allow the White 
ox, and the Brown Heifer to be Killd Beef this fall for the use of 
my Wife and family that may Live with her, also the Present Crop 
to go to the use of the famil as affors'^ Also the Hay in the Barn 
for the Cattle this year, as for other Household furniture not 
here mentioned I Give to my Wife and Daughters to be Divided 
at the Discreation of my Executor * * * 

Tho^ Russ 

[Witnesses] John Webster, Ja^ Gibson, Ezekiel Stevens, Hugh 
m^Calley 

[Proved Oct. 31, 1770.] 

[Inventory, attested Nov. 30, 1770; amount, £234. 11. 5; 
signed by John Stark and David Starrett.] 



426 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Feb. ii, 1771, authorizing John Goffe, John Stark, 
and David Starrett, all of Derry field, to set off the widow's 
dower.] 

Whereas We the Subscribers Being appointed a Committee to 
Sat of the widdows Dower of the Real Estate of Thomas Russ 
Late of Derryfield Decesed We Have attanded that Busness 
this Day and upon Inquerey Into the Carcumstances of the Es- 
tate we find that the House that the Decesed Lived In is Re- 
covered by a Judgement of Cort as is Reported Here by Cap*° 
John Stark But we have not seen any Receipt from the Cort 
Concerning it But if So we Cannot Set of aney part of the House 
to the Widdow. — 

I ^y We Set of to the Widdow all the Land Laying to the west of 
the Road Leading to Londonderry from Nameskeeg falls and is 
Bounded as followeth (viz) Begining at the South Wast Corner 
at a stake and Stons on Leu*° MacNeals Line from thance East- 
wardly and Bounding on said Line to the afore said Road and 
By Said Road Notherly to Captn John Starks Land from thance 
Wastwardly By said Land to a Red oake marked at the River 
and from thance and Bounding on the River to the Bounds first 
mentioned Exclusef of the Road Leading from the afore Said 
Road through said Land to Leichfeild with one Half of the Barn 
and Teen acers of the Pine Wood Land and is Bounded as fol- 
loweth (viz) Begining at a pitch pine tree marked at the Noth 
East Corner of said Russ farm from thance wast By Cap*° Starks 
Land about Ninty Roads to a stake from thance suthwardly to a 
stake and stones in said Starks fance from thance East about 
Ninty Roads from thance North Eighteen Roads to the Bounds 
first metined and to the Bast of our Judgment the above Land 
Sat off by meets and Bounds is har Just part of Dower in said 
Estate. 

Dun this 29*^ Day of april 1771 

John GofTe 1 

John Stark > Com*' 

David Starrett J 



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STEPHEN HEALEY 1770 HAMPTON FALLS 

In the Name of God Amen this Seventeenth Day of September 
in the tenth Year of his Majestys Reign Annoque Domini One 
thousand Seven hundred and Seventy I Stephen Healey of 
Hampton falls in the Province of New Hampshire Gentleman 
* * * And as it will be Prejudicial to carrying on my Place to 
advantage and Support of my family, that my Moveables and 
all my Stock of Creatures should be Disposed of; My will is that 
my Moveables And so much of my Stock of Creatures as shall be 
necessary for Carrying on my Place, And for a Comfortable 
Dairy for the Support of the family, at the Discretion of my Exec- 
utrix, shall be kept. And not Disposed of; And to Enable my 
Executrix to Discharge my Debts and Such Legacies as I shall in 
this my will Order to be paid, I Order and Do hereby Authorise 
my Said Executrix (after such part of my Stock of Creatures as 
can Conveniently be Spared shall be Sold) to Make Sale of So 
much of the Land which I Bought of Garlands Lying on the 
Westerly Side of Exeter Road so Called as shall be necessary for 
Discharging the Remainder of my Debts And Legacies, what 
Debts are Due to me being Improv'd also for this purpose 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my well-beloved wife Sarah all 
my Houshold Goods (Except my Clock) for her to use and 
Dispose of As she shall think proper Among my Daughters 

I Also Give her the Use and Income of All my Lands And 
Buildings, Stock of Creatures which shall not be Sold for Paying 
Debts, And Husbandry Tools, Untill such time as my Son Levi 
Healey shall arrive at the age of twenty One years. Provided she 
shall Remain so Long Unmarried But in Case she shall Sooner 
Marry Again then to have only her Dower or thirds in my Real 
Estate And the Care and Management of the Residue of my Real 
Estate to be under Such Guardian as the Judge of Probate 
of wills &c shall Appoint for the use And benefit of my Said 
Son Levi untill he shall Arrive at the Age of fourteen years, 
and after that said Estate to be under the Care and management 
of Such Guardian as my Said Son shall Choose to be Authorised 



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by the Judge of Probate of Wills &c: for the use and benefit of 
my Said Son Untill he shall Arrive at the Age of twenty one 
years. 

Item I Give And Bequeath to my Son Levi Healey to him his 
heirs and assigns forever all my Lands Buildings and Real Es- 
tate whatsoever Excepting the Land Orderd to be Sold for 
paying my Debts, and the improvement to my wife as above- 
mentioned; My said Son to Come into the Possession And Im- 
provement of what I here give him when he shall arrive at the age 
of twenty one years the Improvement in the mean time to be as 
abovementioned But in Case my Said Son shall not live to the 
age of twenty One years or to have an heir Lawfully begotten of 
his Body then I Give the Reversion and Remainder of all my 
Real Estate Equally Among My Daughters. I Also give And 
Bequeath to my Said Son all the Husbandry Tools and Stock of 
Creatures that shall be on the Place belonging thereto when he 
shall arrive at the age of twenty one years or time of my widows 
Marriage which may first happen I Also Give my Clock to my 
Said Son — 

Item I Give And Bequeath to Each of my Daughters Viz* 
Mary, Sarah, Anna, & Unis, Each of them ten Pounds Lawfull 
Money to be paid by my Executrix to Each of them as they shall 
Respectively arrive at the age of Eighteen years or time of 
Marriage which may first happen 

Item I Do by these presents Constitute And Appoint my 
wellbeloved wife Sarah Sole Executrix of this my Will And for 
Confirmation of all aforegoing I have hereunto Set my hand And 
Seal the Day of the Date Abovewritten 

Stephen Healey 

[Witnesses] Meshech Weare, Paine Wingate, Isaac Green. 
[Proved Nov. 28, 1770.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 28, 1770, authorizing Samuel Prescott and 
Benjamin Sanborn, both of Hampton Falls, yeomen, to appraise 
the estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 429 

[Inventory, Dec. 7, 1770; amount, £630. 7. 9; signed by Sam- 
uel Prescott and Benjamin Sanborn.] 

[Account of the executrix; receipts, £194. 7. 2 >^ ; expenditures, 
£224. 18. o; allowed June 30, 1773.] 



MOSES STEVENS JR. 1770 PLAISTOW 

[Administration on the estate of Moses Stevens of Plaistow, 
yeoman, granted to Jonathan Carleton of Plaistow, gentleman, 
Sept. 20, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 403.] 

Plastow September the 25 day 1770 

To John Wintworth Esq'' Judg of probets for Said province 
Humbly Sheweth that Moses Stevens Juner of plastow Deseased 
and We the Wido prudence Stevens wife of the Decesed and 
Jesse Stevens oldes son of the s^ Deseased Being of age for him 
selfe and No more of said Children of age therefore We Desier 
youer Honouer would Constetute and apoint Jonathan Carleton 
Administrator to said Estate 

witnese her 

moses Williams prudence X Stevens 

Ruth Bartlet mark 

his 
Jesse X Stevens 
mark 

[Bond of Jonathan Carleton, with John Clark of Portsmouth 
and Nathaniel Rand of Rye, mariners, as sureties, in the sum of 
£500, Sept. 27, 1770, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, William Parker, John Wentworth.] 

[Inventory, Nov. i, 1770; amount, £392. o. 6; signed by John 
Knight and Jonathan Eaton.] 



430 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Province of \ By Virtue of a warrant from the Hon^'^ 
New Hampshire / Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for Said 
Province We the Subscribers as a committee have set off to 
Prudence Stevens widow ReHct of Moses Stevens Jun"" late of 
Plastow yeoman Deceased her Right of Dower in his Estate as 
follows viz 

i^* we have Set off to said widow about Thirty Acres of Land 
with the west end of the House & East end of the Barn on the 
same is Bounded at a white oak tree with stone by the Road 
Leading by the Premises Thence Runing So Easterly by said 
Road about Twenty Six Rods to a stake & stones at the upper 
end of the orchard then No Easterly about four Rods then so 
Easterly in the middle between the Rows of Apple trees (leaving 
two Rows by said Road) about Eighteen Rods to a Stake & 
Stones then to an Apple Tree about one Rod from said Barn on 
the Back side then Through said Barn on the east Side of the floor 
to a Stake & Stones two Rods from said Barn on the fore side & 
streight with said side of the floor then easterly to a Stake & 
Stones one Rod from said House on the fore side then through 
said House on the west side of the chimney way to a stake & 
stones one Rod from said House on the Back side then to the 
well then No Easterly Seven Rods to a stake & stones then Six 
Rods to a stake & stones by land of Capt Jon^ Carleton then No 
Easterly by land of said Carleton about Seventy Rods to a stake 
& stones then No westerly by lands of said Carleton & moses 
Acoss fifty four Rods to a Black oak tree with stones then So. 
westerly about Ninety Rods to the Bound first mentioned 

2diy We Set off to said widow about Ten Acres of land lying 
at the west corner of the farm Bounded at a stake & stones at 
said west corner by said Road thence So Easterly by said Road 
Thirty Rods & one half to a bunch of small walnuts with stones 
then No East about sixty Rods to a white Pine tree with stones 
then so westerly about Thirty Rods to a small white oak bush 
with stones then by land of Silvanus Noyes so west about fifty 
Rods to the first mentioned Bounds of this Peice 

Also we allow said widow free liberty to pass the stairs in said 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 43 1 

House to her parts of it & celler & the free use of the Barn floor 
& yard to carry in her hay corn &c. & to thresh & to pass to 
her upper lott through the other part of the farm below the Hill 
where she can pass well & do least Damage we allow about Seven 
Rods by said Road against said House from said Barn yard to a 
large Apple tree by said Road & to the stake before said House 
for a Priviledge in Common for all those that shall live in said 
House & likewise the well to be used by all Partys freely 

We Reserve in the said widow's Home land liberty for those 
that Shall improve the other part of the farm below the Hill to 
pass through with carriges where they can pass & do least Dam- 
age we likewise Reserve two thirds of the cellar which is under 
her Part of the House for the use of those that shall live in the 
other Part of the House she to choose her third of said cellar all 
said lands & Priviledges are set off to said widow to be by her 
freely improved During her Natural Life she to have one third 
of the Dung or muck now lying Round the said House & Barn 

Nov 22*^ 1770 Ebenezer Noyes 

Jonathan Eaton 
John Knight 

Rockingham ss We the Subscribers being a committee ap- 
pointed by the Hon**'^ Judge of the Probate of Wills &c for said 
county to make a Division of the Real Estate of Moses Stevens 
Jun"^ late of Plastow in said county yeoman Deceased intestate 
amongst his children being ten in Number which we have Done 
in manner following viz 

First We have Sett off to Jesse Stevens Eldest son of the said 
Dec<^ about Seven acres & one half of Land Bounded s° west on 
Land sett ofif to his mother the widow of s'^ Dec^ as Part of her 
thirds thirty one Rods & one half N° west on Land of Silvanus 
Noyes about forty four Rods N° East on Land set off to Susanna 
Heath one of the Heirs thirty Rods S° East on Land of Stephen 
Flanders & partly on his own Land the south corner a white pine 
tree lately blew Down the other three corners stakes & stones 

Secondly We have Set off to Susannah Daughter of the said 



432 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Dec^ wife to Job Heath two acres & one quarter of Land adjoin- 
ing the said Jesse's share to the N° East & is Bounded with stakes 
& stones at each corner to be twelve Rods wide & thirty long lies 
between the said Jesse's share & Land of Samuel White Esq' 
Also we have set to the said Susanna in an other Place one acre 
& Ninety Rods of Land Bounded with stakes & stones at Each 
corner adjoining N° East on Land of James Flood & s° west on 
Land of the other Heirs to be thirteen Rods wide & about twenty 
long 

Thirdly We have set off to Moses Stevens son of the said Dec^ 
two acres & fifty Rods of Land & is Bounded at each corner with 
stakes & stones & lies to the N° west of the said widow's home 
Land set to her & adjoining the same to ly seventy five Rods long 
the s° west end by the Road five Rods & one half & three feet 
wide the N" East End by Land set to said Susanna four Rods & 
one quarter wide — 

fourthly We have Set off to Chase Stevens son of the said 
Dec^ about three quarters of an acre of Land a young orchard 
on the same lies by the Dwelling House of the said Dec*^ & is 
Bounded s° East on Land of Capt. Jon» Carleton fifteen Rods 
Northerly on land set to the widow westerly on land left for a 
priviledge between the House & Road for all partys Dwelling in 
said House reserving one Rod from the east end of said House to 
the well & one Rod & one half on the south side of said House for 
a priviledge to belong to the same also one seventh part of the 
said House & Barn with the Priviledges round the same that 
an't set off to the widow of the said Dec^ — 

fifthly We have set to Hannah Stevens Daughter of the said 
Dec^ her part or share to adjoin to Land Sold to David Stevens 
on the N° west — 

Sixthly we have set to Ruth Stevens Daughter of the said Dec* 
her share to ly on the S° East of s<* Hannah's part — 

seventhly we have Set to Elizabeth Stevens Daughter of the 
said Dec* her share to ly on the s° east of s"* Ruth's Part — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 433 

Eighthly we have set to Lydia Stevens Daughter of the said 
Dec^ her share to ly on the S° East of s-* Elizabeths Part — 

Ninthly we have set to Mary Stevens Daughter of the said 
Dec^ her share to ly on the s° East of s*^ Lydia's Part — 

Tenthly we have Set to Prudence Stevens Daughter of the said 
Dec^ her share to ly on the s° East of s^ Marys part & on the N" 
west of said Moses's Part adjoining the same Each of the said 
last six shares set off do contain one acre & about Eighty three 
Rods are Seventy five Rods long at the s° west end by the Road 
are three Rods & Seven Eighths wide at the N° east end by land 
set to said Susanna are two Rods & one half & three feet wide 
each also to have with said Chase one seventh part of the said 
House & Barn & Priviledge as aforesaid allowing one Rod of 
land on the Back side of the said Barn to belong to the same 

October 28**^ 1773 John Knight 

Jonathan Eaton 
Amos Sawyer 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £220. 3. ii; expendi- 
tures the same ; mentions "allowd the widow for the maintenance 
of Prudence and Mary two Children under 7 years of age .... 
allowance to widow for upholding life & supporting ten Children 
being all at home living upon the provisions"; allowed July 
23, 1792.] 



ROBERT FAIRSERVICE 1770 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God amene I Robart fairservice of London- 
derry In His Majestey's province of Newhampshire In New 
England being Weake and Sick of Bodey * * * 

I tame my Will is that I Live and bequith to my beloved wife 
Elizabeth the thirds of all my Reial estate Duiring hir natural 
Life: and also the bedd and furnuter belonging ther to that we 
Commonly Lay In and all my housal furniture and the Choice 



434 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of one of my cows and a note of hand Dew from my Neve John 
fairservice of boston to me of fiften pounds or ther abouts to hir 
and assigns for ever She Giving Som thing to a child Cald Lucie 
that we have brought up or bring up excepting whate is hear 
after bequethed 

Itam my will is & I Live and bequeth to Margret Boice that 
now Lives with me the Bedd and furnuter ther to belongin that 
she comonly Lays In and a loum She works in with one slee 
Caled aleven and 3 now In the Loum and the hrnes ther too 
blongin; she paying one pound teen shillings Lawfoul towards 
Defraying my Just detts 

Itam my will is I Live and bequeth to John fairservice all my 
Reail estate with the buldins and Edefices ther on: and all my 
Live stoke and farming yutanceels and all my wairing apperill 
and one bedde and furnuture he Genneraly Lays In: and the 
one half of a fine webe now In the Lowm awiving the other half 
blongin to margret Boice as also a note of hand Dew from John 
Stewart to me for the Sum of one pound twlve shillings he pay- 
ing all my Just Detts and funural Charges and the Leigeceys 
hear after mentioned 

Itam my will is I Live and bequeth to my Daughter mary 
fairservice wife to John Rudd In the Countey tyrone and Barney 
of Dungannen In the Kingdom of Irland the Som of one pound 
teen shillings starling to be paid by my neveue John fairservice 
may fore Leggetee who now Lives with me 

Itam I Live and bequith to the Said John fairservice my other 
Lowm with all my other yowtaincels not yeet bequethed belongin 
to my waving busnies : and my will is that my Swine and Crope 
shall be yewst for the maintainaning th^ famly th'' year Corrant 

and I do appoint Samuel Barr esqr and John fairservice both 
of Londonderry and province afore Said to be may exactors of 
this my Last will and testement and allowing this and this only 
to be my Last will and testement In testemoney of all Before 
written I the Before named Robart fairservice have hear unto 
Satte my hand and Seal this twintey Second Day of September 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 435 

the one thowsand Seven hundred and Serventey and In the tenth 
year of the Rigne of his majesty King George the third &c — 

Robert Fairservice 

[Witnesses] David Craige, David Morrison, John Barr. 
[Proved Dec. 26, 1770.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 26, 1770, authorizing Moses Barnett and John 
Wiar, both of Londonderry, gentlemen, to appraise the estate!] 

[Inventory, Jan. 11, 1771; amount, £123. 7. 9; signed by John 
Wiar and Moses Barnett.] 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £65. 19. 9; expenditures, 
£72. 17. o; allowed Oct. 30, 1771.] 



JACOB MORRILL, 30 1770 SALISBURY, MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Morrill, 3d, of Salis- 
bury, Mass., yeoman, granted to Philip Morrill of Salisbury, 
Mass., yeoman, Oct. 5, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 405.] 

[Bond of Philip Morrill, with Daniel Page of South Hampton 
and Jonathan Palmer of Kensington, yeomen, as sureties, in the 
sum of £500, Oct. 5, 1770, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, William Parker, John Wentworth.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 24, 1770; amount, £53. 18. o; signed by Rich- 
ard Collins and Nehemiah Brown.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, no personal estate; 
expenditures, £35. 13. o; allowed March 23, 1774.] 



SAMUEL GRAY 1770 AMHERST 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Gray of Amherst, 



436 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

housewright, granted to Sarah Gray of Amherst, widow, Oct. 
5. 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 404.] 

[Bond of Sarah Gray, with Robert Read, gentleman, and John 
Shepard, Jr., as sureties, all of Amherst, in the sum of £500, 
Oct. 5, 1770, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Susanna Bradford, Hannah Rollins.] 



JOSEPH MASON 1770 CHICHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Mason of Chichester, 
yeoman, granted to Mary Mason, widow, Oct. 17, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 404.] 

[Bond of Mary Mason, with Asa Gile and Jeremiah Elkins, 
both of Nottingham, yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, 
Oct. 17, 1770, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker, John Wentworth.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 17, 1770, authorizing Ebenezer Barton and 
Amos Blazo, both of Chichester, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Oct. 20, 1770; amount. £62. i. o; signed 
by Ebenezer Barton and Amos Blazo.] 



JAMES MOORE 1770 RAYMOND 

In the name of God Amen — I James moore of Raymond in 
the Province of New hampshire yeoman Being in a weak and 
Low state as to Bodely helth * * * 

Imprimes I Give to mary my Well Beloved wife after my 
Debts and funurell Charges are Paid — the whole Improvement 
of all my Reall and Personell Estate for her to use and Improve 
as she sees Cause untill my older Son John moore Shall arive to 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 437 

the age of Twenty one years old ; or so Long as she Continues or 
Remains my Widow for her to Bring up my famely upon 

Item I Give to all my Children Namely John moore William 
moore Robert moore Henry moore James moore and Mary ann 
moore all my Reall Estate of Lands Laying in Raymond or Else 
where after all my Debts and funurell Charges are Paid and Satis- 
fyed to be Equelly Divided amongs them as the Law Directs — 

Item It is my will that if my Personell Estate is not Soficient 
to Pay all my Debts and funurell charges that then my Execu- 
tors here after named shall and by these presents have full 
Power to sell and convey any of my Lands as they may or 
shall Judge Best so much of them as may be Soficient to Dis- 
charge said Debts and charges — 

Item And I Do appoynt my three Brethren Namely Henry 
moore John moore and Charles moore to be my Executors to this 
my Last will and Testament they to Receive and Pay all Just 
Debts Due to and from my Estate and my funurell Charges and 
Sell Lands as before mentioned if their be occasion and See that 
it be fullfiled in all Perticulers : Renownsing all other and former 
wills Bequests and Executors by me named whatsoever Rati- 
fying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and 
Testement In Witness to all above writen and here in Contained 
I Have hereunto set my hand and alhxed my seal this 24*^ Day 
of October Annoq Domini 1770 first above Writen — 

James Moore 

[Witnesses] William Todd, Joseph True, Sam" Emerson. 
[Proved Dec. 26, 1770.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 29, 1771 ; amount, £638. 8. o; signed by Sam- 
uel Emerson and Robert Wilson. 1 



CALEB OILMAN 1770 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Caleb Gilman of Exeter,. 



438 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

yeoman, granted to Sarah Gilman of Exeter, widow, Oct. 29, 
1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 457.] 

[Bond of Sarah Gilman, with Joseph Thing and Nathaniel 
Gordon, yeomen, as sureties, all of Exeter, in the sum of £200, 
Oct. 29, 1770, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Elizabeth Parker, William Parker.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 15, 1770; amount, £145. 8. 7^2; signed by 
Nathaniel Gordon and Nathaniel Thing.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 28, 1772, authorizing Samuel Dudley of Brent- 
wood, Samuel Brooks and Jonathan Gilman, both of Exeter, to 
set off the widow's dower.] 

Rockingham ss Pursuant to a Warrant directed to us the 
Subscribers by the hon^ John Wentworth Esq"" Judge of the pro- 
bate of Wills for said County, to set off to Sarah Gilman relict 
of Caleb Gilman late of Exeter in said County Cordwainer de- 
ceased her Dower which happens to her in the real estate of said 
deceased & the same to set off with metes & bounds We have 
done the same in manner following Viz* Begining at the South- 
easterly corner of the Homeplace on the north side of the high- 
way leading to Brintwood joining to the land that was in the 
possession of Jon'' Norris late of Exeter deceased, then running 
westerly by said high way Eighteen Rods & one quarter of a 
Rod to a stake opposite to the easterly side of the barn floor on 
s** land then running north six degrees west thro s*^ Barn con- 
tinuing said Course thro' said land to land in possession of Pen- 
uel Chapman then easterly by s^ Chapman's land, then southerly 
bounding on s^ Norris's land to the first bounds taking in all the 
scaffold at the easterly end of s*^ Barn, including all the buildings 
except the shoemakers Shop on s*^ land 

Also One Acre & one half of land on the south side of the high 
way leading to Brintwood, Begining at the northeasterly corner 
of said land then runing westerly eleven rods to a Stake, then 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 439 

begining at the northerly corner of said land on the road leading 
to Kingston then running southerly eleven Rods by said way to 
a stake & stone, then runing northwesterly from said Stake & 
Stone a direct Course to the stake mentioned on the high way 
leading to Brentwood 

May i^* 1772 Sam^' Dudley 

Sam' Brooks 
Jon^ Gilman 

[Account of the administratrix; receipts, £111. 18. 7>^; ex- 
penditures, £58. o. iK; mentions "keeping & Supporting Mary 
Gilman a helpless Daughter of the Deceas'd from August 1770, 
to March 1773"; allowed March 19, 1773.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Nov. 3, 1772; amount, 
£78. 7. 2; signed by William Parker, Jr., and Noah Emery.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £53. 18. 6; allowed 
April 24, 1773.] 



DANIEL LADD 1770 BRENTWOOD 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Ladd of Brentwood, 
gentleman, granted to Daniel Ladd Oct. 31, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 457.] 

[Bond of Daniel Ladd of Deerfield, yeoman, with Nehemiah 
Cram of Deerfield and Trueworthy Gilman of Exeter, yeomen, 
as sureties, in the sum of £200, Oct. 31, 1770, for the administra- 
tion of the estate; witnesses, Elizabeth Parker, William Parker, 
Jr.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 31, 1770, authorizing Jonathan Glidden and 
Benjamin Folsom, both of Deerfield, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 8, 1770; amount, £27. 12. 3; signed by 
Jonathan Glidden and Benjamin Folsom.] 



440 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Aug. lo, 1771, authorizing Jeremy Webster and Jo- 
siah Bartlett, both of Kingston, to receive claims against the 
estate.] 

[List of claims, June 17, 1772; amount, £20. 7. 5; signed by 
Jeremy Webster and Josiah Bartlett.] 

[Petition of Mehitabel Ladd of Brentwood, Dec. 7, 1770, for 
an allowance from the estate of her husband, Daniel Ladd of 
Brentwood, stating "that your Petitioner when she married to 
her late Husband, was Possessed of a Considerable of a Patri- 
monial Estate, which has since been sold & Expended partly in 
Bringing up a Large family of Children, and part of it is now in- 
corporated with her said Husbands Estate: that the thirds of her 
said husbands Estate will not be sufficient for her support now 
in her advanced age."] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £25. 15. 3; expendi- 
tures, £19. 7. 6; allowed June 24, 1772.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount of claims, £20. 7. 5; amount 
distributed, £6. 7. 9; allowed June 24, 1772.] 



MARK GILES 1770 ROCHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Mark Giles of Rochester 
granted to Joseph Giles of Rochester, yeoman, Oct. 31, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 404.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 31, 1770, authorizing Samuel Brewster of 
Barrington, gentleman, and Dimond Pearl of Rochester, yeo- 
man, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, attested Sept. 3, 1771; amount, £39. 6. 7; signed 
by Samuel Brewster and Dimond Pearl.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 44 1 

JOSHUA TRICKEY 1770 NEWINGTON 

[Administration on tlie estate of Joshua Trickey of Newington, 
yeoman, granted to Rosamond Trickey of Newington, widow, 
Nov. 12, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 405.] 

[Bond of Rosamond Trickey, and John Coleman, yeoman, 
both of Newington, with Daniel Warner and Hunking Went- 
worth, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, in the sum of £500, 
Nov. 12, 1770, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
William Parker, Joseph Boyd.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 15, 1770; amount, £260. 8. 6; signed by 
Benjamin Adams and Timothy Dame.] 

[License to the administrators, Dec. 26, 1772, to sell land in 
Rochester.] 

[License to the administrators, April 13, 1773, to sell all the 
land in Rochester.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 24, 1779, authorizing Samuel Shackford, 
Timothy Dame, and Richard Downing, all of Newington, to 
appraise the value of two thirds of the real estate for eight years. 
Returned Dec. 28, 1779, at £52. 16. o, and signed by all the 
appraisers.] 

[Account of John Coleman, Edward Brassbridge, and Rosa- 
mond Brassbridge, administrators; receipts, £146. 10. 6; expendi- 
tures, £103. 15. 4K; mentions "Maintenance of two Children 
under 7 Years of age"; attested Dec. 28, 1779.] 

[Additional account; receipts, £73. 16. i}4; expenditures, 
£43. 17. 7; mentions "maintenance of two Children while under 
7 Years of age 177 weeks and not charged in the former ac- 
count. . . . Maintenance of Joshua Trickey who was an Idiot 
— 18 weeks after his fathers death"; allowed March 13, 1783.] 

[Warrant, March 13, 1783, authorizing Richard Downing, 



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Samuel Shackford, gentleman, Timothy Dame, John Coleman, 
and Samuel Rollins, all of Newington, to set off the widow's 
dower.] 

Newington April 3'* 1783 
Rockingham ss Pursuant to the within we have sett off to 
Rosamond Brassbridge as her dower which happens to her of the 
estate of her late husband Joshua Trickey within named a lott 
of land lying in Newington bounded as follows viz Northerly on 
land of Richard Downing Esq"" Easterly on the highway leading 
from Greenland to Fox point so called seventeen rods to a stake 
& stones then running due west to little bay to a stake & stones 
by said little bay to the bounds began at also a small tract lying 
on the easterly side of said highway bounded Westerly by said 
highway Northerly & Southerly by two small brooks & easterly 
by broad Cove — 

Also the easterly lower room in the dwelling house & the west- 
erly garrett & the westerly end of the barn to take one third 
part thereof — And also one third of the fruit which shall grow 
on said estate — 

Rich<^ Downing 
Tim^ Dame 
John Colman 
Samuel Rawlings 

Committee 

[Warrant, March 13, 1783, authorizing the same men to divide 
the real estate.] 

Newington April 3^ 1783 
Rockingham ss Pursuant to the Within We have divided the 
estate which belonged to Joshua Trickey within named among 
his heirs after setting off one third part thereof to Rosamond 
Brassbridge as her dower in said estate in the following manner 
viz* to Ephraim Trickey as his double share we have sett of a 
lott of land beginning at the Southeasterly Corner thereof & 
running westerly to little bay bounded Southerly by land of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 443 

John Coleman Westerly by said little bay twenty four rods to a 
stake & stones Northerly by land hereafter set off to James 
Trickey & Easterly by the highway leading from Fox point to 
Greenland fifteen rods to the bounds began at. — 

To James Trickey as his share we have sett off a lot bounded 
Southerly by land sett off to Ephraim Trickey Westerly by little 
bay from said Ephraims land nine rods & three quarters of a rod 
to a stake & stones Northerly by land hereafter sett off to Mary 
Trickey & Easterly by the said highway to the s'^ land set off to 
Ephraim six rods — 

To Mary Trickey we have sett off a lot of land as her share 
bounded Southerly by land sett off to James Trickey Westerly 
by Little bay from s<^ James Land Nine rods & three quarters 
to a stake & stones Northerly by land hereafter set off to Anna 
Vincent & Easterly by the highway afores'^ six rods to land sett 
off to James Trickey — 

To Anna Vincent as her share we have sett off a lot of land 
bounded Southerly by land sett to Mary Trickey Westerly by 
Little bay nine rods & three quarters from s*^ Mary's Land to 
land sett off to Rosamond Brassbridge as her dower of said estate 
Northerly by said land sett of to said Rosamond & Easterly by 
the highway aforesaid six rods to the Land set off to the said 
Mary — After having sett off the dower in the dwelling house 
& barn we think it inconvenient to make any further division 
thereof & therefore assign the Children an equal share except the 
eldest son who is to have a double share to be held in common — 
Each of the aforesaid Children to have an equal proportion of 
the fruit which may grow on said estate except the eldest son 
who is to have a double share thereof after the widows thirds 
are deducted. 

Rich^ Downing 
Tim^ Dame 
Samuel Rawlings 
John Colman 

Committee 



444 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Additional account of the administrators; receipts, £29. 18. 
6X; expenditures, £11. 3. 7; allowed April 28, 1783.] 



JOSEPH SOMERSBEE 1770 ATKINSON 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Somersbee of Atkin- 
son, joiner, granted to John Knight, yeoman, Nov. 14, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 454.] 

[Bond of John Knight, housewright, with Thomas Noyes and 
Benjamin Hale, yeomen, as sureties, all of Atkinson, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate ; witnesses, Joseph Davis, John Knight, 
Jr.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 12, 1770; amount, £347. 6. 7; signed by James 
Little and Enoch Noyes.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £325. 3. i; expendi- 
tures, £260. 3. i; mentions "Allowance to the Widow for the 
Support of three Children under seven years of Age"; allowed 
July II, 1771.] 

[List of claims against the estate, June 28, 1771; amount, 
£101. 2. I. 3; signed by Thomas Noyes and Nathaniel Peabody.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £65. o. o; allowed 
July II, 1771.] 



PETER DEARBORN Jr. 1770 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Peter Dearborn of Chester, 
yeoman, granted to his father, Peter Dearborn, Nov. 24, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 232.] 

[Bond of Peter Dearborn of Chester, yeoman, with Thomas 
Berry of Greenland and Benjamin Johnson of North Hampton, 
yeomen, as sureties, in the sum of £500, Nov. 24, 1770, for the 
administration of the estate; witnesses, none.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 445 

[Warrant, Nov. 27, 1770, authorizing Capt. Samuel Roby, 
gentleman, and Bradbury Carr, yeoman, both of Chester, to 
appraise the estate of Peter Dearborn, Jr., of Chester, yeoman.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 10, 1770; amount, £96. 3. 11; signed by 
Samuel Roby and Bradbury Carr.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £46. 3. 11, personal 
estate; expenditures, £11. 19. i^; allowed June 24, 1772.] 



SAMUEL DEMERITT 1770 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Demeritt of Durham, 
gentleman, granted to Ebenezer Demeritt of Madbury, yeoman, 
Nov. 28, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 405.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 28, 1770, authorizing Ebenezer Thompson of 
Durham, physician, and Daniel Meserve of Madbury, gentle- 
man, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 7, 1770; amount, £1007. 7. 8; signed by 
Ebenezer Thompson and Daniel Meserve, Jr.] 

[Guardianship of Nathaniel Demeritt and Israel Demeritt, 
minors, aged more than 14 years, granted to Ebenezer Demeritt 
of Madbury Jan. 30, 1771.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 478.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to a Warrant from the Hon'''« 
New Hamps'' / John Wentworth Esq"" Judge of the Probate 
of wills &° for Said Province authorizing and Appointing the 
Subscribers a Committee to Set of to Bridget Demerit Widow 
and Relict of Samuel Demerit late of Durham Gen* deceased 
on third part of the real Estate of the Said deceased, have done 
it in the following manner. Viz. 

About Ten acres of Land on the Western part of the Home- 



446 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

stead of Said deceased and is part of Land purchased of John 
Woodman, Beginning at the south west corner of Said Land 
and thence North Seventy three degrees East Eight rods thence 
North fifteen degrees East ninety three rods to Land belonging 
to the heirs of Moses Davis deceas^ thence by said Davis's land 
and by land of Anthony Jones and by land of Joseph Stevens 
to the first bounds. Also Twenty Seven acres and one half 
acre of Land part of the afores'^ homestead being the Western 
part of Land purchased of Joseph Sias Esq'' beginning at the 
Mast road (so called) at the corner of the lane leading into said 
Demerits dwelling house thence down by said Mast road Forty 
four rods thence North forty Six degrees East about forty five 
rods to Land of Jonathan Woodman thence by Said Woodmans 
Land and by land of Archelaus Woodman and by a lane Leading 
to said Woodmans house and by the aforesaid lane leading to the 
said Demerits House to the first bounds. Also about Three 
acres and three quarters of an acre of Land purchased of the 
aforesaid Joseph Sias lying on the South Side of the Aforesaid 
Mast road and known by the name of the little field and is 
bounded by Said Highway and by land of Thomas Bells Esq' 
and by land of John Thompson. 

Also the one Twelfth part of Rendals mill So called in Notting- 
ham with one third part of the Said Demerits mill utensils. 

Also the Western End of the Dwelling House viz the Lower 
room Chamber and Garret over the same, with one third of the 
Cellar under the House and the privilege of using the Kitchin to 
Wash Bake &*', also one third of a Pew in Durham Meeting 
house, and one third of a Pew in Madbury meeting house, also 
the Sheeps Barn (So Called) on said Farm, and the Northern 
half of the Barn on Sias Farm (so called), she allowing the heirs 
of said Demerit Liberty to pass & repass to all the other half. 
Witness our Hands at Durham the 8*^ day of May 1771 

John Thompson 1 

John Demeret Ju' ^ Committee 
Ebenezer Thompson J 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 447 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £567. 15. 8, personal 
estate; expenditures, £268. 6. 8>^; mentions " Supply 'd y^ wid" 
with Sundry Necessaries at Sundry Times, before & after y* 
birth of her last child"; allowed Dec. 19, 1772.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 19, 1772, authorizing Ebenezer Thompson, 
John Thompson, Joseph Stevens, all of Durham, John Demeritt 
of Madbury, gentleman, and Jonathan Woodman, 3d, of Dur- 
ham, yeoman, to divide the remainder of the real estate.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to a Warrant from the Hon^'« 
New Hampshire r John Wentworth Esq"" Judge of the Probate 
Rockingham ss J of Wills &" for said County appointing us 
the Subscribers a Committee to divide the Real Estate of Samuel 
Demerit late of Durham Gentleman Deceased Intestate We 
have done it in the following Manner Viz. 

To Nathaniel Demerit Eldest Son of said Intestate for his 
double Share in said Estate, about Eleven Acres of the late 
homestead of said Intestate Beginning by land of Joseph Stevens 
at a mark* Tree thence by said Stevens^ Land Westerly Twenty 
Rods to Land Set ofT to the Widow of said Intestate as part of 
her Dower out of said Estate thence by that North Fifteen De- 
grees East about Ninety Rods to Lands belonging to the Heirs 
of Moses Davis Deceased, thence by that Easterly Twenty 
Rods and then on a Straight line to the place where it began. 
Also about Four Acres of Land part of the aforesaid Homestead 
purchased by said Intestate of Joseph Sias Esq"" bounded as 
followeth beginning at a Stake by the Mast Road (so called) 
then up by the said Road North Westerly fourteen Rods and a 
half Rod to land Set off to the Aforesaid Widow out of said 
Estate thence by the Land Set off to said widow North Forty 
Six degrees East about Forty Five Rods to land of Jonathan 
Woodman, thence by said Woodmans Land South Easterly 
Fourteen Rods and a half Rod, then on a Straight line to the 
place where it began. Also about Twenty Seven feet in length 
carrying the whole wedth of the Southerly End of the Barn on 



448 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

said Homestead, being one third thereof, also one Third of the 
South Easterly, and North Easterly Rooms in the House on 
said Homestead. 

To Israel Demerit one of the Sons of said Intestate for his 
share about Seven acres and one half acre of Land part of the 
Afores^ Homestead, Beginning by the Afores'* Land that was 
Moses Davis's at a mark* Tree thence Easterly by the said 
Davis's Land Nineteen Rods thence by said Davis's Land 
South Westerly about Eighty Seven Rods to the South Westerly 
Corner of said Davis's Land Thence South Thirty five degrees 
East Fifty Rods, thence North Fifty Three degrees West Forty 
Three Rods, and then on a Straight line to the place where it 
began. Also one Third of the South Easterly and North Easterly 
Rooms, on the Lower Floor in the House on said Homestead. 

To Samuel Demerit one of the Sons of said Intestate for his 
Share in said Estate, about Six Acres and one half Acre of Land 
Bo't by said Intestate of Nathaniel Thompson, Bounded as 
followeth Viz Beginning by the Mast Road (so called) at a Stake 
thence down by said Road South Easterly Nine Rods, to Land 
Set off to Jonathan one of the Heirs, by these Presents, thence 
by the said Land Set off to Jonathan North Easterly about 
Seventy Rods to Land of Jonathan Woodman and then by that 
Westerly Twenty Eight Rods, and then on a Straight Line to 
the first Bound. Also the South East Chamber, and Garret over 
it in the House. 

To Stephen Demerit one of the Sons of said Intestate for his 
Share About Eleven Acres of Land Bounded as followeth Viz 
Beginning at the Highway on the aforesaid Land purchased of 
Joseph Sias Esq'' adjoining Land set off by these presents to 
Nathaniel Demerit thence by that North 46° East to the afores'^ 
Jonathan Woodmans Land then by that South Easterly about 
Thirty Four Rods to land Set off to Samuel and by that to the 
Mast Road and then by said Road North Westerly about Thirty 
nine Rods to the Bound began at also the North East Chamber, 
and Garret over it in the Dwelling House on said Homestead. 



1 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 449 

To Andrew Demerit for his Share about Seven Acres and a half 
of Land purchased by the Intestate of John Woodman bounded 
as followeth Beginning by the Afores^^ Moses Davis's Land at 
the Bound of Land hereby set off to Israel, thence by said Davis's 
Land Westerly Thirteen Rods to Land Set off to Nathaniel 
& then by that South 15° West to Land of Joseph Stevens and 
then by that South Easterly Fourteen Rods and then on a 
Straight line to where it began. Also one Third of the South 
East, and North East rooms on the Lower Floor in Said House. 

To Jonathan Demerit for his Share about Five acres & Three 
Quarters of an Acre of Land purchased of Nathaniel Thompson 
Bounded as followeth Beginning at the afores"^ Mast Road by 
land Set off to Samuel thence Southeasterly by the Road Three 
Rods to Land Set off to Betty one of the heirs, and by that until 
it Comes to Land of Jonathan Woodman afores*^ and then by 
woodmans Land Westerly Seventeen Rods, and then on a 
Straight line to where it began. Also one half of the Barn on 
Sias^ Farm (so called) 

To Betty Demerit wife of James Demerit for her Share about 
Five Acres and Three Quarters of An Acre of Land out of the 
Afores*^ Land Bo't of Nathaniel Thompson, Beginning by the 
Aforesaid Jonathan Woodmans Land at a Heap of Stones thence 
by woodmans Land Easterly Thirteen Rods to Land of Ebenezer 
Thompson and then by Said Thompsons Land South Westerly 
about Eighty Three Rods to Land of Thomas Bell Esq'' and by 
that to the aforesaid Alast Road then by Said Road one Rod to 
Land set off to Jonathan thence back from said Road on a Line 
Parralel to the Line by said Bell leaving a lane of one Rod wide 
from said Bells Land until it comes within Thirteen Rods of the 
Afor*^ Ebenezer Thompson Land and then on a Straight line to 
the Bound began at. Also Two Thirds of the Cellar under the 
House 

To Deborah Demerit for her Share one half of a Hundred Acre 
Lot in Nottingham Laying on the Lower side of Winter Street 
(so called) and is the Northwest half of the Lot. Peas Porridge 



450 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Pond (so called) covers some part of the Lot. Also the Middle 
Third of the Barn on the Homestead. 

To Lois Demerit for her Share Forty Five Acres of Land in 
the Town of Nottingham Bo't by said Intestate of Jonathan 
Rendal as will appear by said Deed. Also one Third of the 
Barn on the Homestead at the North end thereof, also a Gallery 
Pew in the Meeting house at Durham. 

To Elizabeth Demerit for her Share the South East half of the 
Lot before mentioned adjoining Winter Street in Nottingham, 
also Two thirds of one Quarter with the privilege thereto belong- 
ing in Rendals Mill (so called) in Nottingham. Also Two thirds 
of a Pew in Madbury Meeting House, situate adjoining and on 
the Left hand of the Great Door. 

Witness our hands at Durham the 30*'' day of June 1773 

Eben'' Thompson 
John Demeret Ju"" 
Jonathan Woodman Te"" 

[Bond of Hannah Demeritt of Madbury, widow, with John 
Smith, gentleman, and John Thompson, yeoman, both of Dur- 
ham, as sureties, in the sum of £500, May 28, 1777, for the ad- 
ministration de bonis non of the estate; witnesses, Thomas 
Page, William Parker.] 

[Account of the administratrix, widow of Ebenezer Demeritt, 
former administrator; receipts, £331. 4. 7; expenditures, the 
same; allowed Aug. 30, 1780.] 



JOHN GROUT 1770 JAFFREY 

[Administration on the estate of John Grout of Monadnock 
No. Two, yeoman, granted to Elijah Grout of Charlestown, 
gentleman, Nov. 28, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 427.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 45 1 

[Bond of Elijah Grout, yeoman, with Samuel Hunt and Simeon 
Olcott, gentlemen, as sureties, all of Charlestown, in the sum of 
£200, Nov. 28, 1770, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Bulkeley Olcott, Martha Olcott.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 17, 1771; amount, £31. 7. 4; signed by 
Nathaniel Russell, Hugh Dunlap, and Roger Gilmore.] 

[Additional inventory of £1. 18. 6, attested June 29, 1771, and 
signed by Simeon Olcott and Samuel Hunt.] 

[List of claims against the estate, July 10, 1771; amount, 
£7. 14. 6; signed by Enoch Hale and Nathaniel Russell.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £34. 15. 10; expendi- 
tures, £45. 3. 4; allowed Jan. 17, 1794.] 



JOHN KNIGHT 1770 NEWINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen This fourth Day of December 
Anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred & Sixty Nine I 
John Knight of Newington in the Province of New Hampshire in 
New England Esq"" being Sick & weak in Body * * * 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Hon*^ mother Elizabeth Knight 
a decent & Honorable Maintainance During her Natural Life & 
a Decent burial after her Decease out of the Incomes of My 
Estate in lieu of her thirds of Part thereof which she has a right 
to take at any time she shall think Proper 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Well Beloved Brother Nicholas 
Knight & to his Heirs & Assigns forever one Hundred & fourty 
Acres of Land more or less Being Parcel of the Second Division 
Lot In Rochester In the Province aforesaid Granted to our Hon^ 
Father Jn° Knight Esq^ Deceased & by him given to me in his 
Last Will & Testament 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved Nephew William 
Knight Son of my brother Nicholas half my Right or Share in the 



452 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Township of Barnstead to him the Said William & the Heirs of 
his Body Lawfuly Begotten forever 

I also Give to the Said William a Cow to be Deliverd him in 
two years after my Decease 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved Nephew Charles 
Knight Son of my brother Nicholas half my Right or Share in the 
Township of Barnstead to him the Said Charles & the Heirs of 
his body Lawfuly begotten forever 

I also Give to the Said Charles a Cow to be Delivered him in 
two years after my Decease 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Well Beloved Sisters Elizabeth 
Salter Bridget Allen & Allice Hatch fifteen Pounds that is to say 
five Pounds Each to be paid them Severaly in two years after 
my Decease 

Item I Give & Bequeath to John Brewster & Daniel Brewster 
the Children of my Well Beloved Sister Sarah Brewster by her 
Husband Sam^ Brewster Equaly Divided between them one 
hundred & five acres of Land more or less in the Town of 
Barington in the Province aforesaid which I purchased of James 
Grey to them their Heirs & assigns in Severalty forever 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Said Sister Bewsters Daughter 
Sarah Norwood Seven Pounds ten Shillings to be Paid her in two 
years after my Decease 

Item I Give & Bequeath to Elizabeth Adams Daughter of my 
sister Deborah Adams Deceased Seven Pounds ten Shillings to 
be Paid her in two years after my Decease 

Item I Give & Bequeath to Susanna Chadborn Daughter of 
my Sister Bridget Allen a feather Bed & beding Suitable therefor 
together with a Cow all to be Delivered her at her marriage 

Item My Will & Pleasure is that the land I purchased of James 
Lock in Rochester aforesaid being Part of a first Division Lot be 
Sold by my Executors & the whole of the mony arrising by Said 
Sale is hereby Appropriated to the paying Legacies in this will 
given as far as the Same will go 

Item I Give & Bequeath to Edward Lock Son of James Lock 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 453 

fourty Acres of Land Parcel of a third Division lot in Rochester 
originaly laid out to the Right of my hon'^ father upon condition 
he Settles the Same within ten years after my Decease to him the 
Said Edward & to his Heirs & assigns forever & In Default of 
Said Settlement within y^ Said term I give the Said fourty Acres 
of Land to my Well beloved Wife Temperance Knight & to her 
Heirs & assigns forever 

Item I Give & Bequeath to My Well Beloved Brother George 
Knight one half of my Dwelling House barns & other houses 
on the Homestead together with half the Lands on which they 
Stand & half the yards that accomodate them also all the home- 
stead Land on the west Side of the lane & the North Side of the 
Road leading from the Dwelling house to Greenland Except as is 
above Excepted & also Except ten Acres of the Said Homestead 
at the Westerly side there of which together with the other half 
of my Dwelling house barns & other houses & half the Lands on 
which they stand & half the yards that accomodate them I 
otherways Dispose of in this Will I also give to my said Brother 
George Knight ten acres of Land In Newington aforesaid being 
Parcel of the Land my Father Purchased of John Hodgdon & Is 
Call'd Hodgdon Pasture adjoyning to the Land of Jn° Downing 
Esq"" Deceased which Said ten acres is set off adjoyning to said 
Downings land also one of my Rights of Land in the Neck at 
Hiltons point so call'd in Dover in Said Province as the Same 
lies in Comon with the other owners of Said Neck to Enter into 
Possession of the Whole of the Above Premises when my Widow 
shall be Married her thirds only Excepted & to Enjoy the Same 
During his Natural Life & after his Decease my will & Meaning 
is that the whole of the Premises given to the Said George is 
hereby Given to John Knight Son of the Said George & to the 
male Heirs of his Body Lawfuly Begotten forever I also Give 
my brother George my Silver tankard & after his Decease my 
will is that his Son John Shall have the Said Tankard 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Nephew Samuel Hatch one 
half of My Dwelling House Barns & the other Houses on the 



454 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Homestead together with half the lands on which they Stand & 
half the yards that acomodate them Also all my Land Call'd 
Hodgdons Point on the East Side of the Lane leading to the Road 
from the Dwelling house to Portsmouth & adjoyning to the Land 
of George Walton Esq"" also ten Acres of the Homestead Estate at 
the Westerly Side thereof lying in a peice of such Breadth at the 
road as carrying the same Breadth back to Shackfords farm 
will Contain the said ten Acres Also all Hodgdons Pasture So 
Call'd in Newington aforesaid be the Same more or less the ten 
Acres given to my brother George & his Son Jn° Excepted also 
all that thirty three Acres of Land more or less in Newington 
aforesaid Call'd Stoney Hill that I purchased of my hon^ Father 
to gether with one of my Rights of Land in the Neck at Hiltons 
point so called in Dover in Said Province as the Same lies in 
Comon with the other owners of Said Neck All the Above Prem- 
ises to him the said Saml Hatch & to the male Heirs of his body 
Lawfuly Begotten forever & to Enter into Possession thereof 
when my Widow shall be Married her thirds only excepted 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Said Nephews Jn° Knight Son 
of my Brother George & Sam^ Hatch Son of my Sister Alice 
Equaly Divided between them to them & the male Heirs of their 
Bodys Severaly & Lawfuly Begotten forever all that twenty 
acres of Land in Rochester aforesaid that I purchased of Henry 
Allard Also my Wharf Boats Canoo ferry & ferry ways with the 
Ways Leading thereto & all other Privileges & Advantages to 
the same in any wise thereto appertaining or belonging as above 
Divided betwixt them I also give to the Said John Knight a 
feather bed & beding suitable thereto a yoke of Oxen & a Cow 
when he shall be twenty one years of age I also Give to the Said 
Samuel Hatch a feather bed & beding Suitable thereto A yoke 
of Oxen & a Cow when he shall be twenty one years of Age — 
Furthermore my Will & meaning is That if my Said Nephew 
Sam' Hatch shall not have any Lawful male Issue By him be- 
gotten to Inherit what Real Estate I have given him in this will 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 455 

That then what I have given him is hereby Given & shall be to 
his Brother John Hatch & to the male Heirs of his body Lawfuly 
Begotten Forever 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved Wife Temperance 
Knight one hundred Acres of Land more or less being Parcel of 
the third Division Lot in Rochester originaly granted to my 
father To her Her Heirs & assigns forever having Disposed of 
fourty acres thereof Conditionaly to Edward Lock I also give 
to my Said Wife the use & Improvement of all my Real Estate in 
Newington & Dover together with the ferry ferry Boats Canoo 
Wharf &" During her being my widow & one third of my Real 
Estate During her Life I also Give to my Said Beloved wife all 
the Personal Estate I had with her from her hon^^ Father at our 
marriage or since All the Personal Estate the Hon''^'' John Down- 
ing Esq'" Gave her All the Household Goods I have Purchased 
since our Marriage my Pew in the meeting house & half of All 
the Residue of my personal Estate my Debts Funeral Charges & 
Personal Legacies this Will is Charged with being first Deducted 
out of the whole of the Said Residue my will & meaning is that 
my Said wife shall have all the Personal Estate I have given her 
(without Limitation) Intirely at her own Disposal & tis further 
my will that my Said Beloved wife Shall have the bringing up of 
my two Nephews Jn° Knight son of my brother George & Sam* 
Hatch son of my Sister Alice & that she give Each of them a good 
Degree of Learning 

Item What of my Personal Estate is not heretofore Disposed 
of in this will I give to my brothers & Sisters & Deceased Sisters 
Children under the Direction & at the Discretion of my Execu- 
tors hereafter Named to Divide it amongst all of them or as few 
of them as they shall think Proper 

Lastly I Constitute ordain & appoint my Well Beloved Wife 
Temperance Knight & Well Beloved Cousin Capt William Knight 
of Portsmouth In the Province aforesaid Executors * * * 

John Knight 



456 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Witnesses] Ebenezer Wentworth Ju^ William Brassbridge, 
Tho« W^ Waldron. 

I John Knight of Newington in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire In New England Esq^ having made my Last Will and Testa- 
ment the Fourth Day of December last and this first day of 
February Anno Domini one Thousand Seven hundred and 
Seventy do annex this Codicil thereto 

Item What I gave to my Sister Allen In Said Will I give and 
bequeath to her Son James Chadborn 

Item I give and bequeath to my Nephew Samuel Hatch ten 
Sheep a Large looking Glass and Large Table in the Hall Six 
flat back black Chairs Six White Chairs & one Silver Spoon 
marked JKP together with half my Farming Utensils When he 
is Twenty one years old I also appoint his Father Thomas Hatch 
to be Guardian of his Interest During his minority 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Nephew John Knight Son of 
my brother George Knight Ten Sheep a red Table in the Kitchen 
Chamber and Six fiat back black Chairs together with half my 
farming Utensils When he is Twenty one years old 

Item I Give and bequeath To my Brother George Knights 
Daughter Temperance one Silver Spoon Marked JKP 

Item I give and bequeath to my Sister Allice Hatch's Daugh- 
ter Elizabeth one Silver Spoon marked JKP 

Item I give and bequeath to my Brother Nicholas Knights 
Daughter Susanna one Cow to be Delivered her in one Year after 
my Decease 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Servant Boy Joseph Rowley 
and to his Heirs and assigns forever Twenty five Acres of Land 
in Rochester Parcel of one hundred acres I gave in my Said will 
to my wife 

Item I Give liberty for my two Nephews John Knight and 
Samuel Hatch to Sit in my Pew In Newington meeting house 

Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Temper- 
ance Knight my Negro Man Greg to be at her own Disposal 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 457 

Lastly my will and meaning is that this Codicil be adjudged 
and taken as parcel of my Said Last Will & Testament and that 
my Executors in Said Testament mentioned do fully and faith- 
fully Execute the Same as part thereof In Witness whereof I 
have hereunto Set my hand & afhx'ed my Seal the Said first day 
of February one Thousand Seven hundred and Seventy 

John Knight 

[Witnesses] Richard Downing, Samuel Shackford, William 
Brassbridge. 

[Proved April 25, 1770.] 

[Inventory, June, 1770; amount, £1423. 8. 6; signed by 
Thomas Westbrook Waldron and Richard Downing.] 

[Account of the executors; receipts, £1551. 14. 5; expenditures, 
including legacies, £1553. 2, 8; allowed Sept. 17, 1788.] 



BENJAMIN HOYT 1770 THORNTON 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Hoyt of Thornton 
granted to Deborah Hoyt of Thornton Dec. 14, 1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 287.] 

[Bond of Deborah Hoyt, widow, with Gershom Burbank and 
Abel Willey as sureties, all of Thornton, in the sum of £500, Dec. 
14, 1770, for the administration of the estate of Benjamin Hoyt, 
joiner; witnesses, Darius Willey, Elnathan Blood.] 



WILLIAM WAUGH 1770 WINDHAM 

[Administration on the estate of William Waugh of Windham, 
yeoman, granted to Leah Waugh of Windham, widow, Dec. 14, 
1770.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 456.] 



458 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of Leah Waugh, with Joseph Clyde, gentleman, and 
Alexander Park, yeoman, as sureties, all of Windham, in the sum 
of £500, Dec. 14, 1770, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Andrew Park, Daniel Clyde.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 18, 1771; amount, £187. 19. o; signed by 
James Gilmore and Joseph Smith.] 

[Petition of the administratrix, Aug. 28, 1776, for license to 
sell real estate; license issued Aug. 30, 1776.] 



HENRY EVE 1770 PORTSMOUTH 

[Warrant, Dec. 17, 1770, authorizing Richard Mills of Ports- 
mouth, turner and constable, to take custody of the property 
of Capt. Henry Eve, deceased, mariner, of London, but lately 
residing in Portsmouth.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 17, 1770, giving a list of articles, not ap- 
praised, taken from the house of Ruth Jones; signed by Richard 
Mills and witnessed by Hall Jackson, George King, Pierse Long, 
and John Libby.] 

Portsm° Decemb 24**^ 1770 
Whereas Ruth Jones has exhibited an Account (to the Hon^ 
judge of Probate) against the Estate of the late Cap* Henry Eve, 
and laid claim to some pieces of Chints and other Articles that 
were found in the Chest of the said Deceas'd These may serve to 
acquaint the Judge that the said Ruth Jones has now in her 
possession, or had at the time Cap* Eve Died the under written 
Articles which she refused to deliver up to the officer, & now 
pretends she knows not what has become of them — It can be 
proved Cap* Eve had them at her house when he was seized 
with the fitts that carried him off &c — 

All his white Shirts Neckcloths & Hankerchefs a number of 
good Stockings a pair of large bed Blanketts a pair of stone Knee 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 459 

buckels set in silver a stone Ring set in gold a pair sleeve buttons 
stone and several other articles — 



MARY STONEMAN 1770 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen the Twentieth Day of Decemb'^ 
in the Year of our Lord Christ one Thousand Seven Hundred 
and Seventy I Mary Stoneman Widow of John Stoneman late of 
Portsmouth in the Province of New Hampshire Caulker De- 
ceas'd being Sick and Advanced in Years * * * 

Item I Give unto My Daughter in Law Esther Stoneman the 
use and Improvement for her to live in after My Decease the 
Eastermost Chamber in My Dwelling House for and During 
the Term of four years Commincing at My Decease. 

Item I Give unto My Grandson William Stoneman the Sum 
of five shillings Lawful Money to be paid him in Convenient time 
after my Decease out of My Estate by My Executor 

Item All the rest and Residue of My Estate both real and per- 
sonal after my Debts Legacy and funeral Charges are paid out of 
the Same I Give Devise and bequeath unto My Son in Law Rob- 
ert Yeaton of Portsmouth aforesaid joyner and his Wife Alice 
their heirs and Assigns forever, on the Conditions that the Said 
Robert Yeaton shall find and provid for Me the Said Mary 
Stoneman at Said Roberts one Cost and Charge Good and 
Sufficient Meat Dring Cloathing and Nursing During the Nat- 
ural Life of Me the Said Mary Stoneman 

And I Do hereby utterly Disallow Revoak & DIsannull all 
other former Testaments Wills and Legacies bequests and all 
Executors by Me Made before this time And I Do Constitute 
and Appoint the Said Robert Yeaton to be Sole Executor of 
this My Last Will and Testament — In Testimony whereof I 
have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Day and Year first 
above written. 

The Mark of Mary X Stoneman 



460 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Witnesses] Ebenezer Dearing, Benj Partridge, Ebenezer 
Lewis. 

[Proved Feb. 5, 1771.] 



JOSIAH KIDDER 1770 MONSON 

[Petition of Josiah Kidder, dated Tewksbury, Mass., Dec. 22, 

1770, for the appointment of Joshua Baldwin as guardian of his 
three children, Molly Kidder, Jonathan Kidder, and Mercy 
Kidder; witnesses, Jonathan Brown and Esther Burt.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Bond of Joshua Baldwin, yeoman, with Samuel Ober, cooper, 
as surety, both of Tewksbury, Mass., in the sum of £300, Jan. i, 

1 77 1, for the guardianship of Molly Kidder, aged more than 14, 
Jonathan Kidder, and Mercy Kidder, children of Josiah Kidder 
of Monson; witnesses, Jonathan Cutler and William Kneeland.j 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Molly Kidder of Tewksbury, Mass., makes choice of Joshua 
Baldwin as her guardian May 27, 1771; witnesses, Jonathan 
Brown, John French, Jr., and Jonathan Twiss.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 



JAMES PEASLEE 1770 NEWTON 

[Petition of Abigail Peaslee, widow, and Caleb Peaslee, oldest 
son, Dec. 31, 1770, that administration on the estate of James 
Peaslee of Newton, who died Nov. 19, 1770, may be granted to 
James Peaslee, second son.] 

[Administration granted to James Peaslee Jan. 3, 1771.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 571.] 

[Bond of James Peaslee, yeoman, with Eliphalet Hoyt and 
Robert Stewart, Jr., yeomen, as sureties, all of Newton, in the 
sum of £500, Jan. 3, 1771, for the administration of the estate; 
witnesses, Eliphalet Hoyt, Jr., Mary Hoyt.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 461 

[Inventory, attested March 21, 1771; amount, £287. 18. o; 
signed by Eliphalet Hoyt and Robert Stewart, Jr.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £109. 11. 3, personal 
estate; expenditures, £76. 16. o; allowed Jan. 29, 1772.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 30, 1772, authorizing Eliphalet Hoyt, Reuben 
Peaslee, Richard Bartlett, Nathan Hoag, and John Peaslee, Jr., 
all of Newton, to appraise the real estate, exclusive of the 
widow's dower.] 

we the Subscribers being appointed a Commitee by the Honred 
Judge of probets to Set of the thirds of Abigail peaslee of New- 
ton have Don as folearth begineng at the South corner on 
the Rode and Roning one the Rode one Rod and a half then 
Roning norely About three Rodes to the fore Dooer and the 
wider is to have the East Eand of the Hous and then Roneng 
from the N Eas Corner of the Hous teen Rodes to A stake and 
stone Near ye Barn then threw the Barn fore Rodes to A stake 
and stone then Roning Eastly Eaightey Rodes to A stake and 
stone then Roning Sorethley twenty fore Rodes to moses peaslee 
Line then wearstely on moses peaslee Line seventy Eaight rodes 
to the fust Bounds menchened 

and we have set of to the Aforsad wider A peas of meado 
begieng at the Corner Bound on Joseph peaslee Line and Roning 
Eastly one peaslee Line foreteen Rodes to A stake then Roning 
sorethly fortey Rodes to A stake then Roning werestly nineteen 
Rodes to Nathan Hoages Land then Roning on sad Hoags Line 
forty one Rodes to the foust boundes menchened and the wider 
Is to Have all the Land that is contaned in the Boundes above 
menchened 

Dated Newton may the 22 ye 1772 

Nathan Hoag 
Eliphelet Hoyt 
Robert Stuert Junr 

[Return of appraisal at £128. 5. o, signed by John Peaslee, 
Jr., Richard Bartlett, and Reuben Peaslee.] 



462 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Decree of court, May 2^] , 1772, settling the real estate on 
James Peaslee, second son.] 

[Bond of James Peaslee, with Eliphalet Hoyt as surety, in the 
sum of £250, May 27, 1772, for the payment of their shares to 
the other children, there being seven in all; witnesses, William 
Peaslee, Hannah Peaslee.] 

[Additional account of the administrator; receipts, £70. 5. 3; 
expenditures, £38. 14. 5; allowed May 27, 1772.] 

[Petition of Stephen Stewart of Kingston, yeoman, in the right 
of his wife, James Peaslee, and Edmund Peaslee, both of Newton, 
Oct. 13, 1801, for division of the widow's dower.] 

[Petition of James Peaslee, administrator, Nov. 30, 1801, for 
the settlement of the entire real estate upon him, it not being 
divisible, and the widow being lately deceased.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 30, 1801, authorizing Levi Bartlett of Kings- 
ton, Eliphalet Bartlett, yeoman, and John Peaslee, physician, 
both of Newton, to appraise the widow's dower. They reported 
it at $472.50, Dec. 14, 1801.] 

[Bond of James Peaslee, with Joshua Rowell and Philip Whit- 
tier as sureties, all of Newton, yeomen, in the sum of $945, 
March 11, 1802, for payment of their shares to the other heirs; 
witness, William Parker. A foot-note is "Caleb Peaslee 2 
shares, W™ heirs, Amos, James, Edmund, Abigail George, Sarah 
Stuart."] 

[Additional account of the administrator; receipts, $294.39; 
expenditures, $21.87; allowed July 6, 1802.] 



ANDREW CONN 1771 NEW IPSWICH 

[Bond of Andrew Conn of New Ipswich, husbandman, with 
Isaac Wallis and William Wallis, both of Townsend, Mass., hus- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 463 

bandmen, as sureties, in the sum of £ioo, Jan. 8, 1771, for the 
guardianship of his son, George Conn; witnesses, J. Brewer and 
WilHam Kneeland.] 

[Middlesex Co., Mass., Probate Files.] 



SAMUEL DAVIS, Jr. 1771 MADBURY 

In the Name of God Amen, this Eleventh Day of January In 
the Eleventh year of the Reign of his Majesty King George y^ 
third of Great Britain France & Ireland Defender of the Faith 
&*= annoque Domini one thousand Seven hundred & Seventy one 
I Samuel Davis Jun'' of the Parish of Madbury In the Province of 
New Hampshire In New England yeoman Being Sick and weak 
In Body * * * 

Imprimis. I Give & Bequeath unto my Son Eleazer Davis 
twenty Shillings Lawful money In Cash, to be paid him within 
one year Next after my Decease By my Execu" & no more — 

Item. I Give & Bequeath unto my Grandson Winthrop Davis 
one hundred acres of Land (more or Less) Lying In Barrington 
In s'^ Province together with the Buildings thereon, being the 
Same Land whereon my son the Said Eleazer Davis Lived on & 
Improved for a few years past — all which hundred acres of 
Land y^ Buildings &° as aforesaid I Give to the said winthrop 
Davis & unto his heirs & assigns forever — But my will is that 
if the s*^ winthrop Davis should Die & Leave no heirs Lawfully 
Begotten of his Body, then the s*^ hundred acres of Land Build- 
ings &° Bequeath'^ him to return to my Daughter Betty Davis, 
& to her heirs & assigns forever — 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Grandson George Davis 
& unto his heirs & assigns forever one hundred acres of Land 
Lying In Canterbury In s'^ Province being the same hundred 
acres which my Hon^ Father Sam^^ Davis, who is now Liveing, 
has Inform'* that he has Give me In his will & Testament which 
he has already made & purposes that it be his Last will — & 



464 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

my will Is that if the s'^ George Davis should Die & Leave no 
heirs Lawfully Begotten of his Body then y«= s^ hundred acres of 
Land Lying In Said Canterbury Bequeath^ him to return to my 
Daughter Betty Davis & to her heirs & assigns forever — 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Betty Davis & 
unto her heirs & assigns forever all my Homsted farm Lying & 
Being In Madbury aforesaid together with all the Edificies & 
Buildings orchards &" standing & being on Said farm, meaning 
all my Lands In s<^ madbury or Elsewhere to be found, not 
before Bequeath^ be the same more or Less together with the one 
half of my Personal Estate of any Kind whatsoever In Doors & 
out viz* oxen Cows sheep horse^ meaning all Live Stock, & Hus- 
bandry utencils & household furniture of any Kind whatsoever 
— the half y" Improvement of which Duering the term of my 
wife Abigail Davis remaining my widow & upon the marriage or 
Death of my s^ wife my will is that my s"^ Daughter Betty Davis 
her heirs & assigns have hold & Injoy y whole of my Personal 
Estate of any Kind whatsoever Left at my s*^ wife marriage or 
Decease Exclusive of the one half of my household furniture viz* 
Beds Bedings &" meaning Inndoors furniture — all which Ex- 
clusive as afores'^ I Give & Bequeath to my s'^ Daughter Betty 
Davis & unto her heirs & assigns forever — 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Loveing wife Abigail Davis 
the use & Improvement of one half of my homsted farm & Build- 
ings In madbury afores"^, as also the use & Improvem* of the 
one half of my household furniture husbandry Utencils & Live 
Stock viz* Cattle horses sheep &" all which the one half thererof 
for her my s*^ wife^ Improvement for her Support Dureing her 
Continueing my widow I hereby Bequeath her, & if she should 
marry again then the s"^ Use & Improvement as afores"^ of my 
s'' Personal Estate to return to my Daughter Betty Davis & 
unto her heirs & assigns forever — & my s'^ wife to have hold & 
Injoy no more of my real or personal Estate then by Law will be 
allowed her as to widows Dower &" Excepting the one half of my 
household furniture viz* Beds Beding &° or Indoors furniture so 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 465 

Called, I hereby Bequeath to my s<^ wife abigail Davis & unto 
her heirs & assigns forever which she is to take at her marriage & 
Equally Divided with my Daughter y^ s^ Betty Davis her heirs 
& assigns — I the Said Samuel Davis Jun'' Do hereby Constitute 
& appoint my Loveing wife Abigail Davis & my Brother In Law 
Nathaniel Davis of IMadbury afores** to be my Execu""^ of this my 
Last will & Testament to act Either together or Seperate — & 
my will is that my s*^ Execu" pay all my honest & Lawful Debts 
& that they See this my Last will fully & faithfully Perform*^ 
In Every part thereof & that they Collect all & Singular any 
Debt or Debts Due to me — I the s"* Samuel Davis Jun'^ Do 
hereby revoke & 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 y^ Day & year first above written 

Samuel Davis Jun'' 

[Witnesses] Daniel Meserve Juner, John Rines, John wingate. 
[Proved March 2, 1771.] 

[Inventory, March 23, 1771 ; amount, £411. 16. 2]4; signed by 
John Wingate and Jeremiah Tibbetts.] 

[Petition of Nathaniel Davis, executor, Jan. 25, 1775, for li- 
cense to sell real estate.] 

[Petition of Elihu Hayes, in the right of his wife, Betty Hayes, 
one of the heirs, Feb. 22, 1775, for notice of proceedings on the 
petition of Nathaniel Davis.] 

[Caveat of Elihu Hayes, Nov. 19, 1776, against the allowance 
of the account of the executors without notice.] 



ANDREW STOREY 1771 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Andrew Storey of Ports- 



466 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

mouth, mariner, granted to Peter Hay of Portsmouth, mariner, 
Jan. i8, 1771.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 454.] 

[Bond of Peter Hay, with Thomas Manning, mariner, and 
Samuel Hutchins, merchant, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, in 
the sum of £500, Jan. 18, 1771, for the administration of the 
estate; witness, Joseph Boyd.] 



JOSHUA HAM 1 77 1 DOVER 

[Bond of Martha Ham, widow, and Otis Baker, with Ephraim 
Kimball and William Home, yeomen, as sureties, all of Dover, 
in the sum of £500, Jan. 28, 1771, for the administration of 
the estate of Joshua Ham of Dover, yeoman ; witnesses, Samuel 
Butler, Joseph Peaslee.] 

[Citation to Martha Ham, Feb. 27, 1771, to appear and show 
cause why Ephraim Ham, oldest brother of the deceased, should 
not be joined with her in administration.] 

[Warrant, April 15, 1771, authorizing Thomas Westbrook 
Waldron, Joseph Hanson, yeoman, and John Waldron, gentle- 
man, all of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 23, 1771; amount, £764. 11. 4; signed by 
Joseph Hanson and John Waldron.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 15, 1771, authorizing Joshua Wingate, gentle- 
man, Nathaniel Ham, Caleb Hodgdon, John Waldron, 3d, and 
Joseph Hanson, yeomen, to divide the real estate among the 
widow, three brothers, and two sisters, next of kin.] 

Province of New Hamps"^ In the County of Rockingham 
We the Subscribers being a Pointed by the Honorb' John 
Wentworth Esq' Judge of Probate of wills in Said Province and 
for Said County to Divide the Rale Estate of Joshua Ham Late 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 467 

of Dover Decesd to his wid one third part and the other Tow 
thirds amongst his brothers and Sisters which we have Don as 
followeth viz — 

To the wi<* Martha Ham Part of the homestead, begining att 
the barn twenty five feet from the East Corner of Said barn on 
the Southerly Side of Said barn Runing South Twenty Degrees 
East to EHfiHt Coffins Land then by Said Coffins Land to 
Cochecho River So Cald then from the Notherly Side of Said 
barn begining att the westerly Side of the East Grat barn Dor 
Runing Noth Ten Degrees west to the Road then by S*^ Road as 
it Runs to the afores^ River then Down Said River as it Runs to 
Coffins Land all the Land within these afores'^ bounds with all 
the importinces and priviledges there on be the Same more or 
Less together with one Lower Rome in East Cornor of the 
Dwelling house and the Chember over the afores'' Rume and a 
previledge in the Cetchen to Do her house hold work in and a 
priviledge in the Culler and Dary acording to her Right in Said 
Estate and the Easterly eand of the barn as fare as the third 
Teer of Posts we Set of to the afores*^ wi"^ Martha for her third 
Part in the afores^ Estate — 

To Epharam Ham Eleven acres Lying on the Southerly side 
of the Road that Leeds from Cochecho over the Isenglass River 
So Cald begining att the Easterly Cornor of the afores*^ Epharam 
Hams other Land to Dodevah Hams Land Runing Easterly by 
the afores*^ Dodevah Land Thirty Six Rods then Noth to Ruben 
Hayes Land Late of Dover Deces'^ then westerly by Said Hayes 
Land to the afores^^ Epharam other Land then by S'^ Epharam 
Land to the first bounds all within these afores"^ Epharam bounds 
more or Less we Set of to the afores'* Epharam together with one 
half of the Lower Rume in the Southerly Cornor of the Dwelling 
house and a priviledge in the Citchen and Suller acording to his 
Right in s^ house as his Right in the afores'^ Estate — 

To Elizabath Ham Thirteen acers begining by Dodevah 
Hams Land att the Easterly Cornor of the afores*^ Epharam 
Eleven acres Runing Easterly by the afores** Dodevah Land fifty 



468 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Tow Rods by the afores** Dodevah Land then Noth Thirty four 
Rods then noth Seventy Seven Degrees west to Ruben Hayes 
Land Late of Dover Deces'^ then westerly by the afores"^ Ru- 
bens Land to the afores'^ Epharam Eleven acres then by the S^ 
Eleven acres to the first bounds all the Land within these afores*^ 
Elizabath bounds more or Less together with half of the Lower 
Rume in the South Cornor of the Dweling house we set of the 
afores"^ Elizabath Ham — 

To Aaron Ham foreteen acres begining by the Road on the 
. . . . ly side of Said Road fifteen Rods from the Notherly 
Cornor of Samuel Hams Land Runing South thirty five Degrees 
west to Dodavah Hams Land then westerly by the afors'^ Doda- 
vah Land to the afores*^ annah thirteen acres then by the 
s'^ annah thirteen acres as it Runs to Ruben Hayes Land Late 
of Dover Deces<^ then Notherly by the afores*^ Hayes Land to the 
Road then by S^ Road to the first bounds all the Land within 
these afores'^ Aaron bounds more or Less together with a small 
Rome on the Lower flor in the Notherly Cornor of the Dwelling 
house and the back Chambers and Garrats in the afores*^ house 
and a priviledge in the Citching and Suller in perpotion to his 
Right in S'^ house and Two Days and a half in Every month 
in the Saw Mill now Standing on tole end falls so Cald we Sett 
of to the afores"^ Aaron Ham as his Right in the afores*^ Estate 

To Moses Ham part of the homstead Twelve acres begining 
by the afores'' wi'* Martha Hams thirds South twenty Degrees 
East thirty one Rods from the Southerly Side of the barn Runing 
South Seventy Degrees west to the Road then Runing partly by 
the Road and partly by Epharam Hams Land to Eliphelit Coffons 
Land then by S^ Coffings Land to the afores*^ wi'^ Martha thirds 
then by S^ thirds to the first bounds more five acres Lying by 
the afores*^ Aarons foreteen acres begining by the Road att the 
westerly Cornor of Samuel Hams Land Runing by S^ Road fifteen 
Rods to the aboves^ Aarons foreteen acres then by s^ Aarons 
Land South thirty five Degrees west to Dodavah Hams Land 
then Easterly by S'^ Dodevah Land to Samuel Hams Land then 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 469 

by S'^ Samuel Land to the first bounds all the Land within these 
afores*^ Moses bounds more or Less we set of to the afores*^ 
Moses Ham together with one half of the Chamber in the South- 
erly Cornor of the Dwelling house and the west end of the barn 
as far as the middle of the westerly barn floor and a priviledge 
in the Chitchen and Culler acording to his Right in s'^ house as 
his Right in the afores"^ Estate 

To Annah Ham Part of the homestead Eleven acres begining 
by the Road att the westerly Cornor of the afores^ Moses Twelve 
acres Runing Noth Seventy Degrees East by the afores*^ Moses 
Land to the afores*^ wi*^ martha Thirds then Runing by the 
afores<^ Thirds to the Road then Runing partly by S*^ Road as it 
Runs and partly by Jonathan Hayes Land to the first bounds 
all with in these afores*^ Elizabath [Anna] bounds more or less 
together with one half of the Chamber in the Southerly Cornor 
of the Dwelling house and a priviledge in the Citchen and Culler 
acording to her Right in S*^ house and all the Remander part of 
the Barn that is not heartofore Dispos*^ of we set of to the afores** 
Annah Ham as her Right in the afores^ Estate — and as the 
afores'^ Moses part of the barn stands on the afores'^ Annah Land 
She is not to Debar him from pasing Repasing Transporting any 
thing to or in or from his part of S*^ barn as Long as the S'^ moses 
shall Keep his part of Said barn standing their and no Longer — 
The afores'' wi'^ Martha, Epharam, annah, Aaron, Moses and 
Elezabath is not to Debare one another from pasing Repasing 
Transporting any thing to or in or from there part of the afores*^ 
Dwelling house as above Describ'^ to them, as they may have 
occasion of, all which is Humbly Submited by us acording to the 
best of our Judgment — Dover Novemb"" 2.']^'^ 1771 — 

Joshua Wingate 1 
Caleb Hodgdon \ Committee 
Jos: Hanson J 

[Account of the administrators; receipts, £215. 7. 3; expendi- 
tures, £90. II. 4>^; allowed Feb. 23, 1774.] 



470 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

SAMUEL FOWLER, Jr. 1771 HAMPTON FALLS 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Fowler, Jr., of Hamp- 
ton Falls granted to Samuel Collins of Hampton Falls, yeoman, 
Jan. 30, 1771.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 478.] 

To the Honi" John Wentworth Esq' Judge of Probate of Wills 
&c: for the Province of New Hamps' 

Abigail Fowler of Seabrook widow & Relict of Samuel Fowler 
Jun' Late of Hampton falls Deceas'd Represents that About ten 
years ago she intended to have Administred on her late Husbands 
Estate but by Reason that her father in Law had a life Estate 
therein and Sundry Other Difficulties The Bonds of Administra- 
tion were not Signed nor any thing acted thereon and it appear- 
ing now necessary to have Said Estate Setled she Apprehends 
that the Settlement may be made by some Other Person to 
Greater Advantage & Satisfaction to all Concern'd than by her 
self who is wholly Unacquainted And Uncapable of Managing 
s^ affair And therefore Desires to give up her Right of Adminis- 
tration And that if it May be Agreeable M"^ Samuel Collins may 
be Appointed Administrator 

Seabrook Jan^ 27**^ 1771 — 

hir 
Abigil X Fowler 
mark 

[Bond of Samuel Collins, yeoman, with Nathaniel Healey of 
Kensington and David Norton of Hampton Falls, yeomen, as 
sureties, in the sum of £500, Jan. 29, 1771, for the administration 
of the estate; witnesses, none.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 14, 1771 ; amount, £76. 18. o; signed by Abra- 
ham Dow and Winthrop Gove.] 

[Warrant, March 2^, 1771, authorizing Abraham Dow, Win- 
throp Gove, both of Seabrook, and Jeremiah Lane of Hampton 
Falls, yeomen, to set off the widow's dower.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 47 1 

Province of 1 We being Authorized & Appointed by the 
New Hampsh'' j Hon'"^ John Wintworth Esq'' &c as a Committee 
to set off to Abigail Fowler widow & Relict of Samuel Fowler 
Jun"" Late of Hampton falls aforesaid yeoman Deceased Intestate 
her Right of Dower &c of the Estate of Said Sam' Fowler &c — 
Pursuant to which We have set of to Said widow for her third 
part as follows (viz) first of the House we have set off for her 
third part thereof the Easterly End Runing through the middle 
of the Chimney from the Entry in at the fore door & taking the 
whole of the Easterly back room together with the easterly fore 
room the Chamber over it and the southerly one third part of the 
Celler with Liberty of the improvment of the Cellar way as there 
shall be Occasion; with Reserving liberty for those who live in 
the other part of the house to improve the way into the Chamber 
as there shall be Occasion, & for her third part of the small 
piece of Land whereon said house stands, to begin at the middle 
of the house at the back Side & Running to the Northerly Corner 
of an out Cellar which is the northerly corner of Said piece of 
Land all to the Eastward of said line we have Set off to the said 
widow Containing about six square Rods as Represented by the 
foregoing Plan — Secondly of the Land on the South Side of the 
Road we have set off to said widow for her third part thereof the 
westerly End begining at the North westerly Corner by the Road 
& Runing by said Road Easterly twelve Rods to a stake & stones 
from thence South 50 Degrees East between the sixth & seventh 
Rows of apple trees to a small maple tree Spotted on four sides 
mark'd with W. B twenty one Rods, from thence South 30 Deg. 
East to stake & stones at the end of a stone wall Seventeen Rods 
then following said wall to the Edge of the cove or medow & 
following the bank by said Cove to Sam' Collens's fence all to 
the westward of said line as Represented by the prickd Line in 
the fore going Plan Reserving Liberty for the owners of the other 
two thirds of said Estate to pass & Repass to and from the Barn 
Standing thereon & to inprove their part of the same as there 
shall be Occasion & we have set oft" to the said widow for her 



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third part of the Barn the Easterly end thereof So far as to the 

floor place — 

And this we make as our Return of our Doings Dated at 

Hampton falls April i6*^ 1771 

Abraham Dow 
Winthrop Gove 

[List of claims against the estate, Oct. 24, 1771; amount, 
£1013. 10. 3, of which £1000 is a "Bond being for the Support of 
the said Samuel the father and his wife the mother of said 
Deceas'd, who are both Still living and need Support" ; signed by 
Meshech Weare and Winthrop Gove.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £44. 6. o; expendi- 
tures, £25. 4. 6; allowed Nov. 25, 1771.] 



JOHN TITCOMB 1771 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of John Titcomb of Dover 
granted to Sarah Titcomb, widow, Feb. 5, 1771.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 499.] 

[Bond of Sarah Titcomb, with Moses Varney, tanner, and Jon- 
athan Gage, husbandman, as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum 
of £500, Feb. 5, 1 77 1, for the administration of the estate; wit- 
nesses, Timothy White, Thomas Cloutman.] 

[Inventory, April 17, 1771; amount, £445. 6. 3>^; signed by 
Joseph Roberts and John Gage, Jr.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, £947. 6. 2; signed 
by John Gage, Jr., and Joseph Roberts.] 

[Settlement of claims; amount distributed, £185. 9. 2; al- 
lowed Sept., 1779.] 

[Account of John Russell and his wife, Sarah Russell, for- 



474 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

merly Sarah Titcomb, administratrix; receipts, £374. 16. 3; ex- 
penditures, £189. 7. 3. i}i; mentioned "Allowance for a Negro 
Inventoried & died £20. 0.0"; allowed Sept. 27, 1779; signed by 
John Russell and Sarah Russell.] 



STEPHEN VARNEY 1771 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen the Second Day of March Anno 
Domini one thousand Seven Hundred & Seventy one I Stephen 
Varney of Dover in the Province of New Hampshire in New 
England Husbandman being in a weak & Declining State of 
body * * * 

Item I Give & bequeath to my well beloved Wife Mercy a 
yoke of four year old steers six sheep & one swine to be at her own 
disposal forever also one fourth Part of the yearly Income of my 
Homestead Estate to be housed free of Charge Viz Corn hay 
Cyder roots & fruits of all sorts Pasturing for one Horse two Cows 
six sheep & the Increase of the sheep the following Sum'er fire 
wood for one fire Cutt up at the Door all my Household goods 
Any two Rooms in my dwelling house she shall choose & Con- 
venient Room in the barn for her Hay & Cattle During her re- 
maining my Widow & No longer but In lieu thereof one third of 
my Said farm afterwards During her Life 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Well beloved Sons Stephen 
Varney Nathan Varney & Daniel Varney & to Each of their 
Heirs & assigns forever Equaly Divided between them all my 
right in Easttown (So Called) adjoyning to Salmon fall River not 
heretofore disposed of all my right in the Estate of my Hon'^ 
Father Ebenezer Varney Deceased Either in Dover or Rochester 
& any other Lands I have or ought to have in Said Dover in 
Possession of my brother John Varney also seven pounds ten 
shillings lawful mony & three Quarters of my wearing apparrell 
which together with what I have heretofore given them is to be 
for their full shares of my Estate 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 475 

Item I Give & bequeath to my well beloved Son Moses Varney 
five shillings lawful mony which with what I have heretofore 
given him is to be for his full share of my Estate 

Item I Give & bequeath to my well beloved son Joshua Varney 
five shillings lawful mony & one fourth part of my wearing ap- 
parrell which with what I have heretofore given him is to be for 
his full share of my Estate 

Item I Give & bequeath to my Well beloved Daughters 
Mercy Damm & Judith Hoag all my Household Furniture of 
Every Sort & Kind Imediatly after the Decease of their mother 
to whom I have given the use of it During her Natural life which 
Said Household furniture together with what I have heretofore 
given them (is hereby Equaly Divided between them &) is for 
Each of their full shares of my Estate 

Item I Give & bequeath out of my homestead half an acre of 
land in a Square Peice (where two children are already buried) 
to all my children as a family burying Place also free Egress & 
Regress thereto as Well as through my said Homestead as they 
may have occasion where the Path or Paths now are used 

Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved Son Aaron Varney 
a comfortable maintainance both in Health & Sickness & a decent 
Burial out of the Incomes of my Homestead Estate at the dis- 
cretion of my Executors my will & meaning is that my Said Son 
Aaron shall live & labour with them & be by them maintained 
& treated as he used to be in my life time by my self 

Item I Give & bequeath to my well beloved Sons Tobias 
Varney & Joseph Varney & to their Heirs & Assigns forever 
Equaly Divided between them all my Estate Real Personal or 
mix'd In the town of Dover or Else where not heretofore Dis- 
posed of in this Will 

Lastly I Constitute ordain & appoint my said sons Tobias & 
Joseph Executors of this my last will & testament who are to pay 
all the mony Legacies therein mentioned in Six months after my 
decease & to perform all things for their mother in this will to be 
Done for her & at her Death to give her a Decent burial & I Do 



476 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

hereby Revoke Disanull & Disallow all & Every Testament by 
me heretofore made Ratifying & confirming this & no other to 
be my last will & testament In Witness whereof I have here- 
unto set my hand & Seal the Day & year first before Written 

his 

Stephen X Varney 

mark 

[Witnesses] Sarah Kimball, Ephm Kimball, Tho* W'' Waldron. 
[Proved March — , 1771.] 



JAMES GORDON 1771 BOSTON, MASS. 

[Bond of William Gordon of Dunstable, Mass., merchant, 
with Jonathan Lovewell and Joseph French, both of Dunstable, 
N, H., as sureties, in the sum of £1000, March 11, 1771, for the 
administration of the estate of James Gordon of Boston, Mass., 
merchant; witnesses, Daniel Warner, Benoni Jewell, James 
Johnston.] 

[Inventory of property in New Hampshire, March 13, 1771; 
lands in Dunstable, Litchfield, Merrimack, Peterborough, and 
Monson, £740. o. o; signed by Thomas Butterfield, James 
Underwood, Noah Lovewell, Samuel Roby, and Robert Fletcher.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £19. 3. 7, cash; ex- 
penditures, £43. 15. 9.] 

[Warrant, March 11, 1771, authorizing Robert Fletcher, gen- 
tleman, Samuel Roby, Thomas Butterfield, Noah Lovewell, 
yeomen, all of Dunstable, and James Underwood of Litchfield, 
to divide the real estate, two thirds to William Gordon, oldest 
son, and one third to Ann, wife of William Martin of Boston, 
Mass., gentleman, daughter of the deceased.] 

Province of 1 Pursuant to the annexed Warrant we the 
New Hamp' J Com'itee therein mentioned Have Divided 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 477 

and Set ofif to William the Eldest Son Therein Mentioned The 
Following Tracts of Land (viz.) One Thousand And Twenty 
Acres of Land & medow in Dunstable Bo* of Lovewell & others 
— also about FifTty Acres Bo* of Lances administ" where Gipson 
now Lives in Dunstable afores<^ and Ninety acres of Land in the 
Town of Merrimac Bo* of John Usher and Sixty acres of Land in 
s"* Merrimac Bo* of one Cleland, and Seven Hundred and fifty 
acres in Petersboro Bo* of John Fowle and One Hundred acres 
in s"^ Petersboro Bo* of M"" Johnston and foure Hundred and 
forty acres in Litchfield Bo* of Sam' Boyd it being Two Thirds 
of the whole of the s*^ Intestates Estate there mentioned — 
We Have also Divided and set off To Ann the wife of William 
Martyn of Boston Gen* The Following Tracts of Land (viz) 
One Hundred and nine Acres of Land Bo* of John Bell and 
forty Nine acres Bo* of Jabez Davis and forty acres Bo* of W™ 
Clure The s'^ Three Tracts laying in Dunstable & Hollis Also 
Two Hundred and four Acres in Litchfield Bo* of Campbel & 
Clark also Eighty Six Acres Laying in Merrimac Bo* of John 
Usher and Three Hundred and fifty six acres Bo* of Lancy and 
Mordoah in the Town Lately CalH Monson as one Full Third 
part of the whole of said Estate Shewn to us by the Adminis- 
trator in order to Divide — There being Five Hundred Acres in 
Dunstable CalH Artillery Farm is under Mortgage & not Di- 
vided, & Sixty acres in Plimouth Bo* of Ephraim Lund the Title 
being verrey Doutful it is not Apprised or Divided — 
Dunstable March 25*^ 1773 

Rob* Fletcher 
Sam'' Roby 
Tho« Butterfield 
Noah Lovewell 

Rockingham ss To the Hon'''= John Sherburne Esq' Judge of 
the Probate of Wills &c for the County of Rockingham 

Humbly shews William Martin of Boston within the County 
of Suffolk & Province of the Massachusetts Bay Esq' that James 



478 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Gordon late of Boston aforesaid Merch* dec'd intestate & that 
he left two Children viz*^ William Gordon who administered upon 
the Estate of the said deceased within the Province of New 
Hampshire & Anne whom your petitioner married & that one 
third part of both real & personal Estate belonged unto your 
Petitioner in the right of his said wife & that afterwards viz* 
on the 1 1*'' day of March 1771 the late Judge of Probate issued 
his Warrant to divide the real Estate of said dec^ of which return 
was not made into the office of said Probate Court untill upwards 
of two years afterwards which said return your petitioner prays 
may be set aside & not confirmed by your honor for the following 
reasons — Viz* — i^* because the warrant issued in an uncom- 
mon & as your Petitioner supposes illegal manner. 2^^^ because 
the Dividers were not all sworn by the Judge of Probate as your 
Petitioner supposes ought to have been done. 3*^'^ because the 
division is manifestly unequal & unjust all which your Petitioner 
is ready to Prove wherefore he prays a new Warrant may issue 
in order that a more equal & just division may take place — 
Dated at Portsmouth the 2"^ day of May 1774. — ■ 

Will- Martin 

by his attorney John 

Sparhawk 

Agreed by the Parties that Major Martyn may have Liberty 
paying the Cost to have a new Division & that Edward Gold- 
stone Lutwyche Rob* Fletcher John Shepperd Jun"^ Samuel 
Blodget & Benj* Whiting Esq"^ be a Committee for that purpose 



ELIAS MERRILL 1771 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Elias Merrill of Stratham, 
yeoman, granted to Jonathan Robinson, Jr., March 19, 1771.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 499.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Robinson, Jr., with John Piper and Jon- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 479 

athan Piper, Jr., as sureties, all of Stratham, in the sum of £500, 
March 19, 1771, for the administration of the estate; witness, 
John Boyd.] 

[Inventory, March 3, 1771; amount, £18. 3. 9; not signed; 
filed March 2'], 1771.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Jan. 29, 1772; amount, 
£6. 9. o. 2; signed by Samuel Lane and Mark Wiggin.] 

[Account of the administrator; receipts, £15. 6. 3; expendi- 
tures, £13. 9. o; mentions a widow; allowed Jan. 29, 1772.] 



BENJAMIN CONNOR 1771 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Connor granted to 
John Connor March 27, 1771.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 535.] 



JAMES THOMPSON 1771 

[Administration on the estate of James Thompson granted to 
James Thompson April 24, 1771.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 26, p. 535.] 



JOHN ROWELL 1771 SALEM 

[Warrant, Aug. 13, 1771, authorizing Jonathan Wheeler, 
gentleman, and Robert Young, yeoman, both of Salem, to ap- 
praise the estate of John Rowell of Salem, yeoman, of which 
Timothy Bedel is administrator.] 

[Inventory, attested Nov. 4, 1771; amount, £69. 16. 7; signed 
by Jonathan Wheeler and Robert Young.] 



480 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JAMES MOORE 1773 PEMBROKE 

We the subscribers Heirs to the Estate of James Moor late of 
Pembroke Deceased are Desirous that the Estate should be 
settled in the following manner viz. The home place and a 
part of a lot known by the name of the School Lot, to be settled 
on Robert Moor and the Remainder of the afore mentioned 
School Lot together with a Certain tract of Land purchased of 
m"" Ephraim Blunt Laying on the west side of the main Road 
leading from Pembroke to Concord to be settled on John Moor, 
And the Personal and movable Estate Excepting our Mothers 
thirds, to be equally Divided among us WilH Moor, John Moor, 
Daniel Moor, James Moore, Ephraim Moor, Mary Kelsey, & 
Hannah Foster. The above is our Desire, together with the 
Desire of our Mother, that our Brother Robert Moore should Be 
Administrator 

March 15*'' 1773 Agness Moor widow 

William Moor 
John Moor 
James Moor 
Ephraim Moor 
Daniel Moor 
Ephraim Foster 
Robert Kellse 



APPENDIX 

PAUL GERRISH 1764 MADBURY 

Province of \ At his Majesty's Inferiour Court of Corn- 



New Hampshire j mon Pleas holden in Portsmouth in & for said 
Province of New Hampshire on the first Tuesday in Sepf in the 
third Year of his Majesty's Reign A D 1763. 

Jonathan Gerrish of Dover in the Province of New Hampshire 
Gentleman Plaintiff — Against Paul Gerrish of Madbury Gent. 
Moses Carr of Somersworth Physician & Mary his wife, John 
Wood of Dover Gent. & Elizabeth his wife and Samuel Gerrish 
of said Dover Esq' all in the Province aforesaid Defendants. 
The said Carr & Wood in the rights of their respective wives, 
In an action of Deforcement wherein the Pla* Complains against 
the Def*^ That they had Deforced him of his part of the Inherit- 
ance which belongs to him as Descending from Paul Gerrish 
Late of Dover Esq"" his Father Deceasd — 

The said Parties Appearing Mutually Agreed to Referr this 
Case and all their Several & mutual Claims & Demands on each 
other severally, and for & against any of them Jointly Respect- 
ing & Concerning the Estate of the said Paul Gerrish Esq' 
Deceas'd To the Judgment & Determination of Meshech Weare 
of Hampton Falls Esq' Peter Gilman of Exeter Esq' & Andrew 
Clarkson of Portsmouth Merchant all in said Province Who are 
to make a Final Settlement & Adjustment of the whole Real & 
Personal Estate of said Deceas'd among the Respective Parties 
& Persons aforesaid according to Justice & Equity, and accord- 
ing to their respective Rights, Considering as well what Each 
has receiv'd thereof as their Subsisting Claim & Right. And the 
Report of said Referrees or any two of them being made to this 
Court as soon as may be and Judgment Entered thereon shall be 
Final & Conclusive between the said Persons Respectively and 
Execution shall Issue accordingly — And Meshech Weare Esq' 
is appointed Chairman. 

A True Copy Att* 

H Wentworth CI'' 



482 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

NewHrmpstire } September 4- 1765 - 

Pursuant to the annexed Rule of Reference the Referees have 
met and fully heard and Considered what all the Parties con- 
cerned had to Offer, and have made a Division & Settlement of 
the Estate of the said Paul Gerrish Esq"" Deceas'd and do make 
Our Report as follows — 

In the first place we have made Provision and taken proper 
Security for Satisfying the Claims which appeared to us yet to 
remain Due from said Estate, And what Estate afterwards 
Remaned we have Divided to and among the several Heirs ac- 
cording to their several & Respective Rights and Interest in said 
Estate upon a Due Adjustment of all Accompts between them as 
follows Viz* — 

We have Set off to the Heirs of Paul Gerrish Deceas'd who was 
the Eldest Son of the said Paul Gerrish Esq'' a Tract of Land in 
Madbury where he lately Lived with the Buildings thereon Con- 
taining about Forty Eight Acres being the whole of a Sixty acre 
Grant there Laid out except twelve Acres at the Northerly End 
which we have set off to Jonathan Gerrish as aftermentioned. 

Also as the said Paul the Son formerly Sold half a Right or 
Proprietors share in the Township of Gilmantown which be- 
longed to his said father's Estate, we have Considered that as 
part of his Share so that the other heirs hereafter shall have no 
Claim or Interest therein. Also we have set to said Paul's heirs 
the Priviledge of the Falls where their Mills now are — 

Also we have set off to Elizabeth the Wife of M"^ John Wood 
half an acre of Land part of the Homestead in the Northwesterly 
corner thereof with a small dwelling House thereon, said half 
acre is bounded as follows viz* Begining at the Northwesterly 
Corner of said Homestead by the Road which Leads from Dover 
Meeting house over the Neck so called, thence runing Southerly 
by said Road five Rods, thence runing North Seventy four De- 
grees East Twelve Rods to a Stake, then North Twenty seven 
Degrees West Eight Rods to a high way, then Westerly by said 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 483 

way to the corner first mentioned. Also we have set off to the 
said Elizabeth One other parcell of Land part of the said Home- 
stead Containing Five Acres and One Hundred forty three Rods 
bounded as follows, begining by the aforesaid Road at the 
Southwesterly Corner of a piece of Land part of the said Home- 
stead set off to Samuel Gerrish, thence runing Southerly by said 
Road to the Southwesterly Corner of said Homestead, then 
North fifty four Degrees East by Land of others Thirty two 
Rods to a White Oak Bush spotted, then North Twenty seven 
Degrees West across the farm to the aforesaid high way to a 
Stake standing ten rods Westerly of Eastes's Barn, then Westerly 
by said Way untill it comes to the North Easterly corner of a 
part set off to Samuel as hereafter described, then by said part 
set to Samuel South Twenty seven Degrees East Twenty one 
Rods to a Stake, then South Sixty degrees West by said part to 
the Road where it began. 

Also as John Wood husband of the said Elizabeth formerly 
Sold one half of a Right or Proprietors share in the Township of 
Bow belonging to said Estate for which he has not accompted, 
we have considered that as part of said Elizabeth's Share so 
that the other heirs hereafter shall have no Claim or Interest 
therein — 

Also we have set off to the said Elizabeth a small Building 
erected by her husband at the Easterly End of the mansion 
house which Building as it stands on a part we have set off to 
Samuel Gerrish is to be removed off from the same within four 
months otherwise said Elizabeth to Loose her Right therein — 

Also we have set off to said Elizabeth's part a Priviledge of 
Coming to the Well near the mansion House which is in the 
part set off to Samuel for Drawing Water as there shall be occa- 
sion: Also the Improvement for three months of the Easterly 
half of the Mansion House, after which time the whole mansion 
house will belong to Samuel. 

Also we have set off to Samuel Gerrish a piece of Land part of 
the Homestead Containing One Acre and one hundred & forty 



484 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Rods with the Mansion House & Barn thereon Excepting the 
Priviledge of Coming to the Well and Living in the House for 
three months allow'd to Elizabeth as above mentioned; Said 
piece of Land is bounded as follows viz* Begining by the Road at 
Southwesterly Corner of the half acre set off to Elizabeth as 
abovementioned, thence runing Southerly by said Road Sixteen 
Rods to a Stake, thence North Sixty degrees East Eighteen Rods 
to a stake, then North twenty seven degrees West twenty one 
Rods to the aforesaid highway, then Westerly by said highway 
to the half acre above mentioned, then by said half acre to the 
Road where it began. Also we have set ofT to said Samuel the 
Priviledge of the Falls on Bellamys Bank River where his Grist 
Mill now is. 

Also we have set ofi to Mary the wife of DoC Moses Carr One 
whole Original Right in the Township of Rochester Except the 
home Lot ; which was the Original Right of the said Paul Gerrish 
Esq^ Also we have set ofT to the said Mary and to Jonathan 
Gerrish Equally between them. Each to have one half of a Piece 
of Pasture Ground containing Eight Acres & a half lying on the 
Northerly side of Bellamys Bank River upon the Road Leading 
from Dover to Durham, said Piece of Land to be Equally Di- 
vided as to quantity and Quality between the said Mary and 
Jonathan. 

Also we have set off to Jonathan Gerrish a Piece of Land part 
of the homestead Containing fourteen Acres & one quarter of an 
acre Bounding Westerly by a Part set off to Elizabeth as above 
mentioned Notherly by a highway to Eastes's Barn ten Rods 
And on the other sides by Lands of other persons. Also we have 
set off to the said Jonathan Twelve acres of Land in Madbury at 
the Northerly End of the Sixty acre Grant the remainder of 
which is Set off to the heirs of Paul Gerrish Deceas'd — Also 
Ten Acres of Common Right so called which remains undisposed 
of belonging to said Estate — Also a Priviledge in the Falls 
called the Hook falls in Bellamys Bank River the whole of that 
place that belonged to said Estate — 



I 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 485 

And further we do Report that if any Claims hereafter appear 
to be Satisfied Out of said Estate that the several Heirs above- 
mentioned are to Satisfy the same according to their Respective 
Shares that is to Say, the heirs of Paul Two Shares and each of 
the others a Single Share. And if any further Estate appears it is 
to be divided in the same manner. And what Apples are Grow- 
ing on the homestead the present Year are to be Equally Divided 
between Samuel Gerrish & Elizabeth Wood, and each to take the 
Crops they have Raised of other Things; The Fences as now 
standing to remain to each part as above set off. The Cost of 
Reference is Paid and for the Cost of Court Each Party to pay 
their own Cost. 

Meshech Weare 
Peter Gilman 
A True Copy att* H Wentworth Cle' 
[See vol. 8, p. 20.] 



INDEX 



I 



INDEX OF PLACES 



Acton, Mass 134-138 

Amesbury, Mass 187, 200, 201 

Amesbury Town (Warner) 43 

Amherst 130, 166, 226, 227, 230 

231, 313, 314, 395, 435, 436 

Amoskeag Falls 426 

Ash Swamp 237 

Atkinson 9, 102, 130, 140, 158 

186-188, 295, 296, 400, 419, 422, 444 

Barnstead 120, 224-226, 452 

Barrington 23, 153, 308, 309 

317, 391, 440, 452, 463 

Beach Hill 420 

Beaver Brook 125, 262-264, 409 

Beaver Pond 125 

Bedford 112, 114, 272, 386 

Bellamy Bank River 484 

Berwick, Me 214 

Birch Island 105 

Black Rocks 364, 365 

Boscawen 87, 101, 134, 373 

(Contoocook) 87 

Boston, Mass 144, 148, 165, 209 

300, 434, 476-478 

Bow 8,38,141,410,411,483 

Bradford, Mass 296 

Brentwood 37, 122-124, 147, 151 

191, 192, 210-213, 256, 257 
315, 329, 360, 362, 438-440 

Bridgewater, Eng 279 

Brimfield, Mass 6 

BrowTi's River 340 

Brown's Rocks 45 

Brush Hill 238 

Bugsmore Brook 55 

Candia 163, 205 



Canterbury 6, 29, 310, 388, 463, 464 

Carter's Beach 105 

Cedar Swamp 333, 334 

Chair Hill 105 

Charlestown 227, 411, 412, 450, 451 

Chatham 2 

Chester. ... 39, 40, 52, 55, 81, 82, 125, 141 
142, 161-163, 186, 196, 203 
204, 206, 240, 246, 247, 250 
252, 296, 356, 406, 444, 445 

Chichester 120, 121, 186 

224, 360, 366, 436 

Claremont 381, 382 

Cobble Hill 263 

Cocheco (Dover) 467 

Cocheco River 25-27, 467 

Concord 42, 43, 79, 108, 133 

134, 137, 302, 480 

Concord, Mass 134, 137, 138 

Contoocook (Boscawen) 87 

Copyhold 256 

Cornish 334 

Courage Brook, N. Y 314, 315 

Danville 51 

(Hawke) 51,406 

Deerfield 66, 104, 273, 383, 384, 439 

Derryfield (Manchester) 6, 7, 146 

273, 423, 426 

Dover 24-27, 30, 32, 33, 81, 199 

223, 277, 297, 298, 337, 358 

385, 389, 453^55, 466-468 

473-475, 481, 482, 484 

(Cocheco) 467 

Dracut, Mass 262-265 

Dimbarton 8 

Dunstable (Nashua) 189, 190, 312 

313, 476, 477 



490 



INDEX 



Dunstable, Mass 476 

Durham 4, 22, 30, 38, 66 

67, 131, 153, 199, 222, 223, 258 

266, 269, 278, 288, 307, 310, 316 

317, 329, 337, 353, 358, 412, 422 

445-447, 450, 484 

Durham Falls 318 

Durham Point 318 

East Kingston Ill 

Easttown (Wakefield) 474 

Enfield (Relhan) 324 

Epping 18, 21, 27, 28, 79 

80,147,148,166-171,211 
215, 298, 300, 364, 404, 419 

Epsom 22, 295 

Exeter 11, 16-18, 22, 37, 46, 56 

60, 61, 70, 78, 87-92, 120-124 
130, 170-172, 174, 176, 179, 185 
190-193, 210, 211, 214, 215, 256 
257, 289, 322, 325-328, 360-362 
364, 365, 367, 401-403, 405, 416 
418, 427, 437-439, 481 
Exeter Great River 60 

Falls River 247, 249 

Falmouth, Me 299, 310, 328, 329 

Flat Rock 234 

Fogg's Marsh 340 

Folsom Marsh 45 

Fox Point 442, 443 

Framingham, Mass 395 

Fremont 320 

(Poplin) 106, 320, 321, 329 

Fuller Marsh 344, 347, 348, 352, 353 

Gilmanton 174, 177, 193, 256 

257, 325, 327, 366, 482 

Glade 344, 347, 348 

Goffstown 19, 63, 106, 109, 112 

200, 204, 373, 386 

Gravelly Ridge 40, 377 

Grass Swamp 363, 366 

Great Creek 247 

Great Fresh River 362, 363, 366 



Great Neck 172 

Greenland 38, 50, 51, 97, 160 

161, 228-230, 300, 333, 334 

336-338, 341, 442-444, 453 

Groton, Mass 139, 140, 414 

Halifax, N. S 148, 149 

Hall's Ferry 112,113 

Hampstead 9, 129, 143, 188 

291, 297, 422, 423 

Hampton 19, 36, 37, 60, 96, 148 

300, 340, 342-344, 346-349 
352, 356, 360, 361, 375 

Hampton Falls 43, 46, 49, 50, 116 

171, 186, 239-241, 244-253, 282 

291, 341, 427, 428, 470, 471, 481 

Haverhill, Mass. ... 87, 102, 291, 401, 419 

Hawke (Danville) 51, 406 

Hebron 140 

Hill (New Chester) 204, 205 

Hilton's Point 453, 454 

Hinsdale 236-239 

Hodgdon's Point 454 

Hogg Hill 105 

Holderness 68 

Hollis 20, 21, 146, 189, 190 

221, 222, 414, 415, 477 

Hook Falls 484 

Hopkinton 8, 64, 65, 79, 405 

Hudson 139, 312 

(Nottingham West) 139, 140 

312,313 

Intervale Hill 411 

Isinglass River 467 

Jaffrey 450 

(Monadnock No. 2) 166, 450 

Keene 227 

Kensington 46, 50, 107, 116, 118 

131, 150, 244, 252, 282, 286, 299 

315, 316, 393, 394, 403, 435, 470 

King's Falls 60, 193 



INDEX 



491 



Kingston 46, 51, 54, 60, 76-78 

111, 112, 122, 131, 163, 186 
231, 233, 326, 329, 371, 383 
384, 396, 402, 439, 440, 462 

Kittery, Me 104 

Knight's Ferry 71, 74 

Lampereel River 1, 99, 166, 169 

Lebanon 323, 324 

Lee 3, 22, 28, 66, 104, 147 

154, 223, 224, 306-308, 317 

Litchfield 13, 14, 20, 61, 63, 64 

166, 273, 407, 426, 476, 477 

Little Bay 443 

Little River 192, 326-328 

Littleton, Mass 135, 136 

London, Eng 458 

Londonderry 6, 13, 104, 105, 125 

126, 128, 130, 144, 146, 149, 166 
213, 233, 236, 261, 296, 299, 302 
312, 313, 354, 386, 426, 433-435 

Long Marsh 318 

Lyndeborough 14, 15, 230, 231 



Madbury 28, 223- 

298, 329, 337, 
450, 463-465, 

Manchester 

(Derryfield)..6,7, 146, 

Mason 154, 

(Number 1) 

Meredith (New Salem) . . . . 

Merrimack 64, 

386, 406, 

Merrimack River 112- 

Monadnock No. 1 (Rindge) 
Monadnock No. 2 (Jaffrey) 
Monson 406, 



225, 272, 297 
387, 445-447 
481, 482, 484 
.... 146, 423 
273, 423, 426 
155, 221, 222 
.... 154, 155 
191, 192, 201 
166, 272, 300 
407, 476, 477 
114,125,411 

79 

166, 450 

460, 476, 477 



Nashoba Brook 136 

Nashua 189 

(Dunstable) 189, 190, 312 

313, 476, 477 

New Amesbury (Warner) 219 

New Boston 394, 395 

New Chester (Hill) 204, 205 



New Durham 1, 22, 308, 309 

New Ipswich 130, 144, 145, 207 

210, 222, 310, 387, 462 
New Salem (Meredith) .... 191, 192, 201 

Newbury, Mass 32, 158 

Newcastle 157 

Newcastle, Me 289, 290 

Newfields 173, 177, 178 

Newington 3, 40, 70, 71, 195, 196 

329, 441, 442, 451, 453-456 

Newmarket 1, 3, 22, 23, 67, 70 

99-101, 124, 125, 132, 154, 157 
173, 176-178, 183, 214, 215, 255 
266, 288, 302, 337, 361, 367-370 
397-399, 407, 408 
Newton. . . .55, 78, 108, 185-187, 199, 201 
224-226, 329, 371-373, 460-462 

Norris's Brook 215 

North Brook 162, 164 

North Hampton 339, 341, 352 

380, 381, 444 

North River 67 

Nottingham 38, 66-68, 104, 147 

154, 167, 170, 215, 364-368, 436 
446, 449, 450 

Nottingham East 383 

Nottingham West (Hudson) 139, 140 

312, 313 
Number 1 (Mason) 154, 155 

Oak Swamp 284, 285 

Othrey, Eng 279 

Oyster River 307, 318, 359 

Pawtuckaway Plains 364 

Peasporridge Brook 67 

Peasporridge Pond 449 

Pelham 150, 151, 259-262, 268, 273 

274, 277, 331, 386, 387, 409, 410 

Pembroke 79, 80, 132-135, 137 

155, 295, 312, 410, 411, 480 

(Suncook) 133 

Pepperell, Mass 414, 415 

Pepperelborough, Me 160, 161 

Perrystown (Sutton) 8 



492 



INDEX 



Peterborough 30, 31, 302, 310 

311,476,477 

Phillipstown, Me 98 

Pine Hill 26 

Piscassick River 1,2, 370, 399 

Pitman's Grant 307 

Plaistow 7, 8, 23, 102, 110, 111 

158, 160, 186, 295, 419, 429^31 

Plymouth 477 

Point of Graves 104 

Poplin (Fremont) 106, 320, 321, 329 

Portsmouth 5-7, 9, 10, 32 

33, 40, 41, 50, 68-71, 85-87, 98 
99, 104, 116, 120, 130, 139, 143 
149, 150, 153, 157, 165, 186, 187 
195-198, 206, 207, 214, 228-230 
257-259, 277-282, 288, 297, 300 
302, 304-306, 309, 311, 312, 319 
320, 323, 330, 331, 333, 334, 353 
356, 371, 376, 377, 385, 386, 389 
392, 429, 441, 454, 455, 458, 459 
465, 466, 481 
Pownalborough, Me 185 

Raymond. . . . 148, 162, 163, 167, 169, 191 
240, 248, 249, 251, 298, 436, 437 

Relhan (Enfield) 324 

Rindge (Monadnock No. 1) 79 

Rochester 153, 224, 308, 309 

337, 338, 357, 385, 440, 441 
451-456, 474, 484 

Rye 36, 96, 116, 148, 279 

280, 288, 341, 381, 429 

Salem 85, 140, 151, 261, 291 

292, 332, 422, 423, 479 

Salem, Mass 230 

Salisbury 233 

(Stevenstown) 232 

Salisbury, Mass 52, 56, 105-107 

200, 201, 295, 298, 435 

Salmon Falls River 474 

Sanbornton 404, 405 

Sandown 105, 106, 109, 111, 115 

163, 204, 206, 218, 220, 290 



Sandy Cove 106 

Seabrook 419, 420, 470 

Simonds Grant 101 

Somersworth 33, 214, 270, 272, 277 

278, 309, 337, 357, 481 

South Hampton 51, 52, 54-58 

105, 107, 108, 115-118, 120, 299 
384, 419, 435 

Spring Marsh 343, 346, 353 

Spruce Pond 216 

Spruce Swamp 106 

Steep Bank Marsh 44 

Stevenstown (Salisbury) 232 

Stony Hill 454 

Stony Run 192 

Stratham 10, 11, 36-39, 77, 79 

289, 290, 301, 319, 478, 479 

Suncook (Pembroke) 133 

Suncook River 155 

Sutton (Perrystown) 8 

Temple 395, 396 

Tewksbury, Mass 460 

Thornton 457 

Tolend Falls 468 

Townsend, Mass 462 

Trickling Falls 200 

Unity 111,115 

Wakefield (Easttown) 474 

Warner (Amesbury Town) 43 

(New Amesbury) 219 

Warrenstown 106 

Weare 241, 253, 254, 393 

Westford, Mass 134, 414 

Wheelwright's Pond 307 

Wilton 378 

Winchester 158, 203, 227, 236, 238 

Windham 13, 14, 144, 213, 291, 314 

316, 387, 409, 410, 422, 457, 458 

Woburn, Mass 276 

Wolf eborough 27 



INDEX OF PERSONS 



Abbott, Benjamin 190, 414, 415 

David 79, 80, 132, 133, 410, 411 

Dorcas (m. Merrill) 303 

Dorothy (m. George) 303 

Elizabeth 414,415 

Elizabeth (m. Hazeltine) 303 

Elizabeth (m. Pollard) 416 

Hannah (m. Moore) 303 

Jeremiah 303, 304 

Joshua 303 

Mary (m. Walker) 303 

Mehitabel 304 

Nathaniel 302-304 

Rachel 303 

Rebecca (m. Doyen) 303 

Ruth (m. Walker) 303 

Sarah (m. Farnum) 303 

Achincloss, Thomas 371 

Adams, Benjamin 76, 145, 146 

210, 396, 441 

Benjamin W 259 

Daniel 412 

David 104 

Deborah (Knight) 452 

Elizabeth 257, 258, 452 

Ephraim 145, 146, 209 

James 149 

John 165, 300 

Josiah 255 

Lydia (Miller) 71, 72, 74-76 

Nathaniel 41, 257-259 

Rachel 104 

Winborn 258, 359, 422 

Aiken, 163 

John 84 

Akerman, Benjamin 69, 205, 258, 259 

Joseph 323 

Alexander, Ebenezer 158, 203, 236 

Elijah 158 

James 302 

Reuben 236 

Allard, Henry 454 



Allen, Bridget (Knight) 452, 456 

John 423 

William , 357 

Allison, 234 

Samuel 302 

Alvord, Stephen 412 

Ames, Stephen 20, 189, 221, 222 

Anderson, Jean 354 

John 354 

Matthew 354 

Appleton, Henry 165 

Mary 277, 278 

Mary (m. Clapham) 278 

Samuel 277,278 

Sarah 165 

Archibald, Eleanor (Taylor) 355 

Armour, Gain 14 

Armstrong, John 213, 314 

Ashley, Samuel 236 

Askins, John 158 

Atherton, Joshua 64 

Atkinson, Joseph 225, 226 

Theodore, Jr 10 

Atwood, Joshua 261 

Atyoe, Thomas 279 

William 279 

Austin, Elijah 298 

Ayer, Ebenezer 293 

William 110,288 

Ayers, 40 

Elizabeth (Whidden) 230 

John, Jr 376 

Pelatiah 229 

Ruth (Cotton) 86 

Babb, Peter, Jr 230 

Badger, Moses 372 

Bagley, Hannah (Ferrin) 109 

Orlando 371 

Bailey, William 187 

Baker, Joseph 132-134, 256, 289 

Otis 385,389 



494 



INDEX 



Baker, continued. 

Samuel 398, 400 

Baldwin, Joshua 460 

Ball, Peter 334 

Banfill, Charles 68 

John 33 

Barker, Benjamin 268 

Daniel 151, 262, 263, 268 

David 87 

Joseph 137 

Mary 268 

Barnard, Dorothy (Challis) 373 

James 262 

Tristram 373,374 

Barnes, Doctor 63 

Barnett, John 355 

Moses 302,435 

Barr, John 435 

Samuel 149, 356, 434 

Barrett, Benjamin 236-239 

Charles 145,210 

Hannah 238 

John 237,238 

Mary (m. Tuttle) 238 

Moses 237-239,313 

Nathan 237,238 

Oliver 237-239 

Rebecca 238 

Reuben 155 

Susanna 237,238 

Susanna (m. Scott) 238 

Barron, Moses 115 

Bartlett, Daniel 160 

Eliphalet 110,462 

Gideon 110 

Josiah .... 77, 233, 322, 329, 330, 440 

Levi 462 

Moses 160 

Nathaniel 328 

Richard ... 79, 80, 133, 410, 411, 461 

Ruth 429 

Stephen 411 

Barton, Ebenezer 436 

Batchelder, Francis 78 

Hannah (Currier) 53, 54 



Batchelder, continued. 

Jeremiah 315 

Mary (Carleton) 15 

Nathan Ill 

Nathaniel 53, 79, 92, 111 

371, 383-385 

Samuel 401 

Bates, Joseph 222 

Bean, Elizabeth (Fifield) 232 

Elizabeth (Gordon) 320 

James 147 

Jeremiah 383 

Jeremy 321 

Joseph 232 

Beard, Elizabeth 30 

Sarah 30,31 

William 30 

Beck, Alice 304, 305 

Caleb 304,305 

John 331 

Beckett, Dudley 195 

Bedel, Timothy 479 

Bell, Frederick M 288 

John 477 

Thomas 157, 446, 449 

Bennett, Elizabeth 68 

John 370 

Spencer 220 

William 68 

Bergin, Ede Hall 408 

John 408 

Joseph Y 258 

Mary 408 

Bernard, Benjamin 118 

Berry, Abigail 160, 161 

Francis 160, 338 

James 160, 161, 338, 396 

Jeremiah 280,281 

Joseph 161, 338 

Richard 160, 161 

Thomas 444 

Betton, James .... 144, 213, 314-316, 410 

John 129 

Bigelow, Benjamin 50 

Billings, Mary 310 



INDEX 



495 



Blair, Alexander 146 

Catherine 146 

James 146 

Blaisdell, Jacob 148 

Ralph 371 

Blake, Daniel 131 

Elisha 282,285,286 

John 150 

Jonathan 131, 419 

Mary (Gordon) 321 

Thomas 321 

Blanchard, Elizabeth (Treadwell) . . .390 

391 

John 391 

Joshua 120 

Nelly (Holt) 379 

Thomas 135 

Blazo, Amos 436 

Blodgett, Jeremiah 313 

Samuel 478 

Blood, Ehiathan 457 

Francis 395 

Sarah 20 

Blunt, Ephraim 480 

William 304,305 

Boardman, Benjamin 90, 171 

Boffee, Melchizedek 15 

Bogle, Martha 302 

Bohonnon, Jacob 232 

Sarah (Fifield) 232 

Bond, Daeter 109 

Henry 158 

Boutell, Joseph 227 

Bowden, John 22 

Bowles, 41 

Boyd, George 23 

George, Jr 305 

John 479 

Joseph 118, 227, 441, 466 

Samuel 477 

Boyes, Alexander 125-128, 130, 131 

Elizabeth (m. Ramsey) 126 

James 125-128 

Jane (m. Doak) 130 

Janet 12&-128 



Boyes, continued. 

Margaret 126-128, 434 

Pomp 127 

Robert 125-128 

Sarah 125-128, 130 

Sarah (m. Houston) 130 

Boynton, John 414 

Brackett, Eleanor 279, 280 

John 101 

Joshua . .150, 198, 257, 258, 300, 356 

Lydia 280 

Samuel 280 

Samuel, Jr 279,280 

Bradford, Dorcas 300 

John 300 

Mary (Wilkins) 313 

Susanna 436 

William 314,395 

Bradley, Daniel 292 

Joseph 294 

Josiah 192 

Nehemiah 294 

Branscomb, Elizabeth 157 

Henry S 157 

Simon 157 

Brassbridge, Edward 441 

Rosamond (Trickey) 441-443 

William 456,457 

Brewer, J 463 

Brewster, Daniel 331, 452 

John 452 

Moses 35 

Samuel 153, 154, 440, 452 

Sarah (Knight) 452 

Sarah (m. Norwood) 452 

Brooks, Samuel . . .300, 416, 418, 438, 439 
William 20 

Brown, Aaron 411 

Aaron, Jr 412 

Abel 107,117,120 

Abraham 43^6, 48-50 

Agnes (m. McKean) 84 

Anna (m. Eastman) 105, 106 

Argentine 43, 50 



496 



INDEX 



Brown, continued. 

Benjamin 54, 108, 115, 116 

118,419,420 

David 412 

EUas 106 

Elijah 105, 106, 108 

Elizabeth (m. Caldwell) 84 

Elizabeth (m. Leavitt) 44-48 

Enoch 105, 106 

Ephraim 105-108 

Hannah 83, 84, 105, 106 

Hannah (m. Magoon) 44 

Hezekiah 106 

Jacob 70 

Janet 81,82 

Jeremy 362 

John 45-47, 50, 83, 387 

Jonathan 44, 48, 280, 460 

Joseph 83, 84, 105-107, 280 

Josiah 282 

Lydia (m. Eastman) 105, 106 

Mary 44,48 

Mary (Oilman) 70 

Mary (m. Peabody) 84 

Mehitabel 105 

Moses 105-108 

Nancy (Hilliard) 393 

Nehemiah 435 

Ruth 105, 106 

Samuel 81-83 

Sarah 83 

William 107, 379, 380 

Bryent, Elizabeth 131 

James 368 

Jeremy 3, 337 

Walter 3, 22, 125, 131, 132 

147, 214, 215, 223, 255, 288, 337 
353, 407, 408 

Walter, Jr 23, 100, 154, 266 

268, 270, 301 

Bullard, Asa 145 

Ebenezer 144-146 

John 145 

Keziah 145 

Mary 144, 145 



Bullard, continued. 

Sarah 145 

Simeon 144 

Bunker, Elijah 199 

Burbank, Gershom 457 

Moses 101 

Burdin, Ebenezer 319 

Burge, David 21 

Burleigh, David 289 

John 369,370 

Burnham, Ebenezer 317 

Elizabeth 154 

Jeremiah 316, 318, 358, 359 

Jeremiah, Jr 317, 318 

John 316,317 

Jonathan 50 

Joshua 147 

Samuel 154 

Susanna 317 

Burns, George W 231 

Burt, Esther 460 

Butler, Caleb 261, 265, 268 

Daniel 263-265 

David 261,265 

Jacob, Jr 261,265 

John, Jr 264,265 

Joseph 151, 409, 410 

Nehemiah 410 

Samuel 269,466 

Thomas 238 

Butterfield, John 19, 20 

Phoebe 19, 20 

Thomas 476,477 

Buzzell, Isaac 225 

Joseph 272 

William 51 

Caldwell, Alexander 25-27 

Elizabeth (Brown) 84 

Elizabeth (Lamos) 29 

Paul 29 

William 29 

Calfe, John 143 

Call, 69 

Calley, Asa 422 



INDEX 



497 



Campbell, 477 

Andrew 148, 149 

Hannah (Colburn) 21 

Henry 235 

Jane 149 

John 21 

Jonas 21 

Mary (Reid) 236 

Robert 148, 149 

Ruth (Colburn) 21 

Samuel 213 

William 316 

Canney, Ichabod 24, 223, 337, 338 

Card, Mary 69 

Carkin, John 15 

Carleton, Abigail 15 

David 15 

Ebenezer 15 

Eunice 15 

Eunice (Hoyt) 201 

Jeremiah 14, 15 

John 80 

Jonathan .... 186, 429, 430, 432 

Lois (Hoyt) 201 

Mary 15 

Mary (m. Batchelder) 15 

Moses 201 

Osgood 15 

Theodore 171 

Thomas 201 

Timothy 15 

Carr, Bradbury 445 

James 115, 386 

Mary (Gerrish) 481, 484 

Mary (Wilson) 141 

Moses 33, 214, 272, 277-279 

309, 481, 484 

Sarah (WeUs) 205 

William 63 

Carroll, Sarah (Wilkins) 313 

Carter, 106 

Anna (Woodman) 120 

Benjamin 201 

Dorothy (Hoyt) 201 

Ephraim 42, 43 



Carter, continued. 

Ezra 42,43 

Hubart 42,43 

Judith 42 

Mary 42 

Ruth 43 

Ruth (m. Gale) 42 

Sarah 42 

William 120 

Winthrop 101 

Cass, Joseph 298 

Moses 298, 299 

Cate, Eleazer 228 

Samuel 229,311 

William 228,229 

Chadbourne, James 456 

Susanna 452 

Challis, Ann 372-374 

Dorothy (m. Barnard) 373 

Elizabeth 372-374 

Judith (m. Elliot) 372, 373 

Mary (m. Shepard) 373 

Philip 371-373,375 

Thomas 203 

Chamberlain, John 64, 406 

Samuel, Jr 21 

Wilder 20 

Chambers, 234 

Champney, Ebenezer 310 

Chandler, Abie! 43, 80 

Isaac 64, 65 

John, Jr 108 

Joseph 147, 215 

Joseph, Jr 28 

Josiah 170 

Chapman, 128 

Benjamin 368 

Levi 157 

Martha 97 

Penuel 124, 438 

Samuel 97,340 

Chase, Abner 187 

Ezekiel 140 

Francis 185, 187, 329, 372 

Francis, Jr 187 



498 



INDEX 



Chase, continued. 

Jonathan 289 

Joseph 32 

Joshua 116,118 

Nathan 394 

William, Jr 289 

Chesley, Benjamin 224 

George 358, 359 

Hannah 226 

Isaac 225 

James 26, 27 

Jonathan 358 

Joshua 223, 225 

Lemuel 222-224, 226 

Mary (Hicks) 388 

Patience (m. Woodman) . . . 225, 226 

Samuel 224, 225, 388 

Sarah 223 

Sarah (m. Meserve) 226 

Thomas 317 

Cheswill, Wentworth 369, 398, 406 

Christie, Thomas 130, 299 

Churchill, Benjamin 278 

Elizabeth 319 

John 319,320 

Joseph 316,319,320 

Cilley, Thomas 245-249 

Clapham, John 278 

Mary (Appleton) 278 

Clark, 477 

Abraham 191 

Caleb 398 

Daniel 257,289,290 

Dorothy 104 

Edward 104 

Enoch 228,334 

Greenleaf 215 

Jesse 227 

John 429 

Mayhew 341 

Robert 84,128 

Samuel 213 

Clarkson, Andrew 481 

Cleland, 477 

Clement, Peter 296 



Clements, Mary (Hoyt) 66 

William 66 

Clendenin, David 302 

Robert 235,236 

Clifford, Joseph 315 

Samuel 315 

Clough, Abigail 413 

Abner 315 

Cornelius 109 

Elijah 396 

Mary (Ferrin) 109 

Reuben 291 

Cloutman, Thomas 473 

Clyde, Daniel 458 

John 144 

Joseph 316,458 

Coburn, Daniel 277 

Cochran, James 196 

Jane (Wilson) 299 

John 302,312 

Thomas 312 

William 295 

Coen, Mark 386 

Coffin, Amos 356 

Eliphalet 467,468 

Peter 133,134,171,384 

Cofran, Ann 155, 156 

Jacob 156 

James 155, 156 

John 155, 156 

Margaret 155, 156 

Robert 155, 156 

Thomas 155, 156, 410 

William 156 

Colbath, Benjamin 196 

Colburn, Esther 20 

Hannah (m. Campbell) 21 

James 20 

John 21 

Ruth (m. Campbell) 21 

Thomas 20,21 

Colby, Barzillai 202 

Betty (Tucker) 209 

Enoch 163 

Nathaniel 201 



INDEX 



499 



Colcord, Daniel 233 

Edward 325, 398, 399 

Jonathan 398 

Samuel 77,233 

Cole, Hannah 69 

Coleman, John 441^i43 

Collins, John, Jr 213 

Joseph 54 

Rebecca 213 

Richard 435 

Samuel 470,471 

Conn, Andrew 462 

George 463 

Connor, Benjamin 479 

John 479 

Jonathan, Jr 18 

Mary (Jewett) 17 

Philip 17 

Cook, John 3 

Joseph 337 

Coombs, John 407 

Cooper, Thomas 259 

Copp, Martha (Home) 81 

Corser, Nathan 101 

William 101 

Cotton, Adam 85 

Comfort 86 

Comfort (m. Wallis) 86 

Elizabeth (m. Sherburne) 86 

Joanna 300 

John 33, 35 

Mary (m. Talton) 86 

Nathaniel 86 

Ruth (m. Ayers) 86 

Sarah (m. Seavey) 86 

Thomas 33, 85, 86 

Ward 300 

William 85 

Cragin, John, Jr 134, 137, 138 

Craige, Andrew 196 

Ann (Wilson) 141 

David 435 

Mary 209 

Cram, 46 

Benjamin 15, 48 



Cram, continued. 

James 100, 408 

Jonathan 230,231 

Mary (Wheelwright) 98 

Nehemiah 439 

Crawford, James 83, 142, 143 

William 163 

Cressy, Richard 85 

Critchett, Abigail (Gordon) 321 

Edward 321 

Crombie, James 105 

Crommett, Ebenezer 22 

Elizabeth 22 

James 22 

Joshua 22 

Cross, Ralph 244, 250 

Crown, John 405 

Crucy, Abraham 104 

Cull, John 205 

Cummings, Amos 140 

Benjamin 140 

David 268 

John 140 

John H 139, 140 

Samuel, Jr 222 

William 20 

Cunningham, Agnes 355 

Samuel 310 

Thomas 31 

Currier, Ann 383 

Ann (m. Graves) 384 

Bernard 52-56,58 

Challis 54 

Eliphalet 383, 384, 386 

Elizabeth 396 

Elizabeth (m. Hoyt) 396 

Ephraim 194 

Ezekiel 221 

Hannah 384 

Hannah (m. Batchelder) 53, 54 

Isaac 192,194 

James 52-56, 58 

Jeremiah 371, 384, 396 

Lydia 299 

Mary (RoweU) 219 



500 



INDEX 



Currier, continued. 

Moses 383, 384, 396 

Nathan 52-56, 58 

Nicholas 299 

Richard 51-58 

Ruth 53,54 

Sarah 52,55,57,58 

Gushing, Ann 291, 292 

Jonathan 297 

Peter 297 

Cutler, Jonathan 460 

Cutter, Ammi R 68, 165, 356, 392 

John 387 

John, Jr 387 

Jonathan 387 

Nathan 210 

Dam, George 196 

Issacher 224-226 

Joseph 195, 388 

Mercy (Varney) 475 

Samuel 388 

Theodore 207 

Theophilus 196 

Dame, Jonathan 337, 388 

Timothy 441-443 

Daniels, Eliphalet 7 

Darling, Benjamin 405 

John 111,112 

Darrah, Arthur 30 

Margaret 30 

Davidson, Abigail (Philbrick) 96, 97 

Eunice 324 

Oliver 323,324 

WUliam 97,375 

Davis, 297 

Aaron 307, 308 

Abigail 464,465 

Betty 463^65 

Betty (Ferria) 109 

Betty (m. Hayes) 465 

Eleazer 463 

Elisha 308 

Elizabeth 306 

Elizabeth (m. Demeritt) . . .307, 308 



Davis, continued. 

George 463,464 

Jabez 308,477 

Jane 278 

John 135 

Jonathan 136, 145 

Joseph 444 

Lois 309 

Martha (m. Woodman) 308 

Micah 136 

Moses 306-308, 446-449 

Moses, Jr 308, 309 

Nathaniel 465 

Samuel 262, 263, 380, 463 

Samuel, Jr 463, 465 

Thomas 297 

Winthrop 463 

Dean, Abigail 171-175, 177, 178, 185 

Benjamin 176-179 

Benjamin W 89-94, 171 

Deborah 172, 173, 175 

Deborah (m. Emerson) 89, 92 

Eliphalet 178 

Elizabeth (m. White) 89, 92 

Jane (m. Gilman) 89, 92 

John 88,89,91,92 

171-175, 179, 185 

Mary 87 

Nathaniel 177 

Thomas 87, 90-92, 94 

172, 173, 176, 185 
Ward C. .92, 172, 174, 176, 177, 185 

Dearborn, Benjamin 28, 28 

John 171, 340 

Levi 87, 339, 340, 380, 381, 410 

Peter 82,444 

Peter, Jr 444,445 

Samuel 282,286 

Simeon 160, 161, 228, 229 

Simon 27,28,79,170 

Decker, John 224, 226 

Dee, Elizabeth (Pickering) 4 

Samuel 4 

Deering, Ebenezer 356, 460 

Delan, Daniel 224 



INDEX 



501 



Demeritt, Andrew 449 

Betty (m. Demeritt) 449 

Bridget 445 

Deborah 449 

Ebenezer 272, 445, 450 

Elizabeth 450 

Elizabeth (Davis) 307, 308 

Hannah 450 

Israel 445,448 

James 449 

John 447 

John, Jr 446,450 

Jonathan 448, 449 

Lois 450 

Nathaniel 445, 447-449 

Paul 308 

Samuel 307, 308, 445-449 

Stephen 448 

Denbo, Ichabod 308 

Dennett, Charles 377 

Ephraim 70, 376, 377 

George 70-72 

Jeremiah 377, 378 

John 40, 70, 71, 74, 376-378 

Lydia 376 

William 120 

Dent, Thomas 109 

Dickey, James 395 

Doak, James 128, 131 

Jane (Boyes) 130 

Dodge, Anna 227 

Ezablon 30 

Jabez 325 

Lydia (Philbrick) 327 

Doe, Joseph 255 

Dole, Josiah 120 

Douglas, Thomas 332 

Dow, Abraham 419, 470, 473 

Abram 201 

Challis 291 

Jeremiah 423 

John 296 

Joseph 375 

Moses 401 

Nathan 315,316 



Dow, continued. 

Richard 140 

Susanna (Hoyt) 201 

Downing, John 453, 455 

Richard 5, 441^43, 457 

Doyen, Rebecca (Abbott) 303 

Drake, Abraham 339, 340 

Anna (Norris) 170 

Ephraim 170 

Lydia (Norris) 166, 168, 170 

Thomas 170 

Drew, Ebenezer 29 

Francis 388 

Francis, Jr 272 

Sarah (Hicks) 388 

Sarah (Lamos) 29 

Drown, Samuel 99 

Drury, Caleb 395 

Needham 395, 396 

Dublin, Thomas 87 

Duda, Nicholas 3 

Dudley, Biley 122 

Dinah 123 

John 170 

Samuel 122, 124, 152, 438, 439 

Samuel, Jr 329 

Dimklee, John 407 

Nathaniel 406 

Ruth 406 

Dimlap, Hugh 451 

Durgin, Jonathan 131, 132 

Judith 131 

Samuel 132 

Trueworthy 132 

Trueworthy, Jr 22 

Dustin, Eliphalet 104, 105 

Timothy 423 

Dutch, George, Jr 100 

Dwaght, Timothy 237 

Dwyer, James 7, 87, 148, 386, 389 

Eastman, Anna (Brown) 105, 106 

Elizabeth 383, 409, 410 

Elizabeth (m. Shedd) 409 

Enoch 64,65 



502 



INDEX 



Eastman, continued. 

Jemima 383 

Jeremiah 107, 299 

John, Jr 107 

Joseph 383,405 

Lydia (Brown) 105, 106 

Samuel 405, 409, 410 

Sarah 383 

Stephen 405 

William 65 

Eaton, Benjamin 419 

Jonathan 419, 429, 431, 433 

Jonathan, Jr 400, 401 

Joseph 406 

Mary (Tilton) 241, 242 

245-247, 254 
Mehitabel (Whittaker) 400 

Edgerly, Abigail 151 

Abigail (m. Judkins) 152 

Alice (m. Kimball) 152 

Benjamin 152 

David 152 

John 131, 151 

Jonathan 152 

Joseph 151, 152 

Mary (m. Kelly) 152 

Samuel 151, 152 

Thomas 151 

Edmunds, Edward 35 

Joseph 33, 86 

Thomas 280 

Elkins, Daniel 147 

Henry 97 

Jeremiah 436 

Joseph 76 

Tabitha 147 

Elliot, 71, 72 

Abraham 75 

David 200 

Isaac 372-374 

John 155 

Josiah 155 

Judith (Challis) 372, 373 

Rebecca 155 

Samuel 131 



Elliot, continued. 

Sarah 155 

William 154, 155 

Ellis, Barney 381 

John 382 

Josiah 227 

Ely, John 66 

Emerson, Amos 161 

Daniel 20 

Deborah (Dean) 89, 92 

Joseph 401,419 

Samuel 39, 40, 82, 84, 92 

142, 143, 162, 206, 220, 406, 437 

Sarah (Rollms) 148 

Smith 226 

Solomon 224, 225 

Timothy 85, 223 

Emery, Benjamin 304 

John 195, 317 

Noah 46,92,94,195 

302, 325, 416, 418, 439 

Erskine, John 203 

Estabrook, Samuel 324 

Estes, 483, 484 

Elijah 25-27, 297, 298 

Evans, Ezekiel 420 

Samuel 143 

Stephen 25,32 

Eve, Henry 458 

Ewer, Nathaniel 100 

Fabyan, John 5 

Fairservice, Elizabeth 433 

John 434 

Lucy 434 

Mary (m. Rudd) 434 

Robert 433-435 

Fall, Betty (Ricker) 271 

Farnum, Sarah (Abbott) 303 

Farrar, Timothy 130 

Faulkner, Lieutenant 134 

Favor, Abigail (Hoyt) 201 

Timothy 201 

Fellows, Isaac 131 

Joshua 151 



INDEX 



503 



Ferguson, Betty 260, 264, 265 

David 260 

George 260, 264, 265 

James 260, 262, 263 

Jane 259 

John 259,261-263 

John, Jr 259,260 

Jonathan 260, 265 

Sarah 260,263 

Fernald, Dorothy 389 

George 104 

John 87, 389 

Mary 87 

Ferriman, William 10 

Ferrin, Abigail 109 

Alpheus 109 

Aquila 109,110 

Betty (m. Davis) 109 

Ebenezer 109 

Eneas 109 

Hannah (m. Bagley) 109 

Jonathan 108, 110, 203 

Mary (Hoyt) 200 

Mary (m. Clough) 109 

Moses 109 

PhiUp 109 

Phineas 109 

Sarah 108, 109 

Timothy 64, 108, 200 

William 109 

Zebulon 109 

Fifield, Abraham 232 

Benjamin 43 

Dorothy 232 

Edward 232 

Elizabeth (m. Bean) 232 

Hannah 38,232 

John 231-233 

Jonathan 233 

Jonathan, Jr 116, 118 

Joseph 115,232 

Martha (m. Hxmtoon) 232 

Mary 233 

Sarah (m. Bohonnon) 232 

Shuah 232 



Finley, Hugh 354 

Robert 354 

Samuel 354 

Fisk, Amos 146, 222 

Ebenezer 300 

Josiah 415 

Fitch, Samuel 135 

Flagg, Gershom 40 

John 40 

Jonas 20,146 

Thomas 39 

Flanders, Ezekiel 56 

Moses 56, 60, 120 

Stephen 431 

Fletcher, Daniel 134, 137, 138 

Robert 476-478 

Flint, Edward 110 

Joseph 110,111 

Flood, James 432 

Fogg, John 19, 361 

Mary 396 

Follansbee, Joshua 295, 296 

Samuel 296 

Thomas 295, 296 

Folsom, 364-366 

Abigail 99,100 

Asa 99,100 

Benjamin 439 

David 38 

Elizabeth 99, 100 

Elizabeth (m. Hilton) 100 

James 368,369 

Jeremiah 100, 101 

John 38,329,368 

Nathan 99-101 

Nathaniel 92, 94, 215, 341 

361, 367, 371 
Sarah 388 

Foss, Henry 3, 295, 297, 310 

Jacob 369 

Job 281 

Molly (Judkins) 369 

Thomas 39 

Wallace 34 

Zachariah 297, 329 



504 



INDEX 



Foster, Catherine 386 

Ephraim 480 

Hannah (Moore) 480 

Henry 236 

John 386 

Moses 80 

Fowle, John 477 

Fowler, Abigail 470, 471 

Samuel 102, 473 

Samuel, Jr 470,471 

Frain, John 39 

Freeman, Benjamin 382 

French, Abel 108 

Hannah 188 

Henry 120 

Jabez 39 

John 24,187,189 

John, Jr 460 

Jonah 227 

Joseph 143, 188, 189, 291, 476 

Moses ... .56, 115, 116, 188, 189, 420 

Rachel 188, 189 

Ruth 188,189 

Samuel 188, 189 

Sarah 188 

Sarah (Judkins) 369 

Thomas 188, 189 

Frost, George 306 

Joseph 214 

Frye, Jonathan 332 

Furber, Nathaniel 304 

WilUam 195 

Gage, Amos. . 150, 151, 269, 332, 386, 387 

Amos, Jr 151, 331 

Benjamin 331 

Daniel 150, 151 

David ...304 

Jabez 260 

James 387 

John, Jr 385,473 

Jonathan 473 

Josiah, Jr 331, 387 

Mary 257 

Nathaniel 151, 331 



Gains, George 196, 310, 376 

Gale, Amos 233 

Daniel 43 

Jacob 371,384,385 

Ruth (Carter) 42 

William 139 

Garland, 46, 427 

Peter 97, 280 

Garmon, Joseph 369 

Gault, Andrew 133, 411 

John 156 

George, Abigail (Peaslee) 462 

Dorothy (Abbott) 303 

Timothy 110,373,374 

Gerrish, Elizabeth (m. Wood) . .481-485 

Jonathan 481, 482, 484 

Mary (m. Carr) 481, 484 

Paul 481,482,484,485 

Samuel 481, 483-485 

Stephen 101 

Gibson, Barnabas 261, 265 

James 261,410,425 

Giddings, Deborah 194 

Eliphalet 170, 328 

Job 366,367 

John 92, 191, 215, 218, 361 

Lydia 194 

Zebulon 194 

Gile, Asa 104, 436 

Ephraim 205 

Giles, John 388 

Joseph 440 

Mark 440 

Gilman, Bartholomew 256 

Bradstreet 124, 255 

Caleb 11, 61, 124, 437, 438 

Daniel 123, 327, 328 

Daniel, Jr 70 

Israel 124 

Jane (Dean) 89,92 

John 123, 124, 128, 191 

John, Jr 91-94, 122, 124 

John T 130 

John W 419 

Jonathan 170, 365, 438, 439 



INDEX 



505 



Gilman, continued. 

Joseph 193, 215, 216, 218, 257 

Josiah 70, 92, 171, 179, 362-364 

Josiah, 3d 193 

Judith 92 

Lydia (Robinson) 194, 195 

Mary 70,216,439 

Mary (m. Brown) 70 

Moses 11,214-216,218 

Nathaniel 256, 361-367 

Nehemiah 366 

Nicholas 92, 94, 171, 215 

218, 257, 362-365 

Peter 167, 481, 485 

Phillips 363,364,366 

Rebecca 366 

Samuel 124, 216, 256, 257, 366 

Samuel, Jr 361 

Samuel, 3d 70 

Sarah 214, 216, 364, 365, 438 

Shuah 215 

Simon 216 

Somersbee 257 

Tabitha (Phillips) 361 

Tristram 193 

Trueworthy 92, 171, 179 

325, 328, 439 

Gilmore, James 14, 317, 318, 459 

Roger 451 

Gilson, Simon 155 

Gipson, 477 

Glidden, Gideon 337 

John 257 

Jonathan 439 

Joseph 101 

Godfrey, Elizabeth 112 

Elizabeth (m. Stevens) 114 

Isaac 111,112,115 

Mary (m. Marston) 114 

William 111,113-115 

Goffe, John 273, 426 

Goodhue, Samuel 123 

Goodridge, Sewall 15 

Goodwin, Daniel 372 

David 110,187 



Gordon, Abigail 320 

Abigail (m. Critchett) 321 

Alexander 320 

Ann (m. Martin) 476-478 

Benjamin 61,401-403 

Benoni 320,322 

Daniel 171 

Elizabeth (m. Bean) 320 

Enoch 321,322 

Hannah 368 

James 476, 478 

Joseph 402,403 

Josiah 321,402,403 

Mary 401-403 

Mary (m. Blake) 321 

Nathaniel 122, 124, 322, 402, 403, 438 

Nicholas 322 

Simeon 403 

Gordon, Tabitha (m. Mudgett) 321 

Thomas 321,322 

WiUiam 476-478 

Goss, Philip 158, 203 

Gould, Sarah (Home) 81 

Goulding, 260 

Gove, Nathan 316 

Obadiah 316 

Winthrop 470, 473 

Graham, John 30 

Robert 82 

Grant, Daniel 330, 331 

James 230,231 

Martha (Mc Bride) 330 

Mary (Hicks) 231 

Graves, Ann (Currier) 384 

Joseph 266,268 

Martha 266 

Phineas 266 

William 167-169, 266, 384 

Gray, James 452 

John 353 

Samuel 435 

Sarah 436 

Greeley, Ezekiel 312 

Jonathan, Jr 396 

Moses Ill 



5o6 



INDEX 



Greeley, continued. 

Philip 66 

Samuel 313 

Samuel, Jr 153 

Green, Edward 157 

Isaac 428 

Peter 140,146,150,213 

William 414,415 

Greenough, Edna 23 

Edna (m. Preston) 24 

Eunice 24 

Hephzibah 23 

Moses 24,296 

Richard 24 

Robert 23,24 

Gregg, David 144, 409, 410 

John 302 

Samuel, Jr 310 

William 144 

Gridley, Jeremiah 165 

Richard 165 

Griffin, John 414 

Robert 386 

Griffith, 41 

John 150 

Griswold, John 324 

Grout, Elijah 450, 451 

Hilkiah 158,203,236 

John 450 

Hackett, James 88, 93 

Hadley, Mehitabel 400 

Tamar 400 

Hadlock, James 108, 282 

Haines, Aaron 138 

Abner 336 

John 98,160,161 

Josiah 97 

William 337 

Hale, Benjamin 444 

Eliphalet Ill 

Enoch 79,451 

Henry 140 

John 155, 221, 222, 414 



Hale, continued. 

Samuel .... 7, 9, 39, 50, 153, 157, 165 

187, 196, 197, 257, 258, 300 

376, 378, 389 

Samuel, Jr 50, 68, 120, 134, 197 

214, 215, 255, 261, 277, 289, 295 

297-299, 302, 310, 312, 315, 316 

319, 323, 329, 358, 376 

385,386,394,395,405 

Thomas 145 

Haley, 174, 176, 177 

Samuel 148 

Thomas 218 

Hall, Benjamin 422 

Charles 300 

Edward 407 

Elizabeth 399 

Esther (Whittemore) 137 

Hannah 408 

Jeremiah 134, 137, 236 

Ham, 377 

Aaron 468,469 

Anna 468,469 

Dodavah 467,468 

Elizabeth 467-469 

Ephraim 10, 305, 319, 320, 376 

466-468, 469 

Joseph 369 

Joshua 466 

Martha 466-469 

Moses 468,469 

Nathaniel 466 

Samuel 468,469 

Thomas 268 

Hanson, Abigail 297, 298 

Ephraim 25-27, 297 

Humphrey 24-27 

Isaac 25,26 

James 297,298 

Joanna 25 

John 298 

John B. . . 25, 288, 289, 317, 358, 359 

Joseph 25, 199, 297, 337 

338, 466, 469 
WiUiam 199 



INDEX 



507 



Hanson, continued. 

WUliam, Jr 199 

Hardy, Jonathan 140 

TheophUus 412 

Harper, Samuel 213 

Harriman, Stephen 102, 1 10 

Hart, Colonel 72 

Daniel 134 

George 353,376 

John 70,71,74 

William 41,75,279 

HarveU, John 64 

Harvey, Francis 215 

Thomas 187 

Harwood, Thomas 190 

Hastings, Silvanus 412 

Hatch, AHce (Knight) 452,454-456 

Elizabeth 456 

John 455 

Samuel 453-456 

Thomas 331,456 

Haven, John 259, 341, 352 

Samuel 165 

Hay, Peter 466 

Hayes, Abigail (Home) 81 

Betty (Davis) 465 

Elihu 465 

John 153 

Jonathan 469 

Reuben 467,468 

Hazeltine, Elizabeth (Abbott) 303 

John 206 

Heald, Ephraim 395 

Healey, Anna 428 

Exmice 428 

Levi 427,428 

Mary 428 

Nathaniel 150, 299, 470 

Sarah 427,428 

Stephen 427,428 

Heard, Samuel, Jr 298 

Heath, Anna (m. Johnson) 423 

David 293, 295, 422, 423 

Job 432 

Joshua 422 



Heath, continued. 

Susanna (Stevens) 431-433 

Hemphill, Robert 213 

Hibbard, Daniel 204 

Roger 324 

Sarah 324 

Hicks, Elizabeth (m. Mackey) 231 

Joseph 387-389 

Joshua 230 

Mary (m. Chesley) 388 

Mary (m. Grout) 231 

Sarah 388, 389 

Sarah (m. Drew) 388 

Hill, Abigail (Piper) 12 

Benjamin 272 

Charles 324 

Elisha 371 

Jean 30 

Lucretia (Tilton) 241, 242, 246 

249, 254 
Mary (Robinson) 194, 195 

HiUiard, Benjamin 393 

Elizabeth (m. Melcher) 393 

Hannah (m. Sanborn) 393 

Jonathan 393, 394 

Joseph 393 

Joseph C 393, 394 

Mary 393,394 

Mercy 393,394 

Nancy (m. Brown) 393 

Rachel (m. Sanborn) 393 

Sarah 393 

Hills, Benjamin 162-164, 406 

Moses 163 

Hilton, Edward 255 

Elizabeth (Folsom) 100 

Joseph 255 

Josiah 399 

Theodore 255 

Winthrop 399 

Hixon, Christian 9 

Joseph 9,197 

Hoag, Judith (Varney) 475 

Nathan 461 

Hoar, Benjamin 208 



508 



INDEX 



Hobart, Ann, Jr 190 

Samuel 146, 155, 190, 221 

222, 277, 414 

Hobbs, James 409 

Joseph 339,340 

Hodgdon, Caleb 466, 469 

John 453 

Hogg, John 129 

Holden, Isaac 154, 155 

Holmes, Abraham 30 

Elizabeth 30 

Ephraim 23 

Holt, Amos 379 

Daniel 378,379 

Jeremiah 379 

Joel 379 

John 378,379 

Joseph 379, 380 

Mary 378 

Mary (m. Pettingill) 379 

Nehemiah 379 

Nelly (m. Blanchard) 379 

Oliver 379 

Rachel 379 

Samuel 379 

Solomon 379 

Homans, George S 376 

Hopkins, Isabella (Reid) 234 

Mary 128 

Samuel 237 

Hopkinson, John 366 

Home, Abigail (m. Hayes) 8 

Andrew 8 

Ebenezer 8 

Elizabeth 8 

Lydia (m. Twombly) 8 

Martha (m. Copp) 8 

Mary 8 

Mercy (m. Hussey) 8 

Moses 8 

Nathaniel 8 

Peter 8 

Sarah (m. Gould) 8 

Thomas 32 

WiUiam 81,466 



Hosmer, Stephen 134, 137, 138 

Houghton, Israel 239 

Houston, Samuel 131 

Sarah (Boyes) 130 

Hoyt, Abigail 64-66 

Abigail Cm. Favor) 201 

Benjamin 200-202, 457 

Betty 66 

Deborah 457 

Dorothy (m. Carter) 201 

Eliphalet 460-462 

Eliphalet, Jr 460 

Elizabeth (Currier) 396 

Enoch 66 

Eunice (m. Carleton) 201 

Jabez 221 

John 195, 196 

Jonathan 396 

Joseph 78 

Lois (m. Carleton) 201 

Mary 460 

Mary (m. Clements) 66 

Mary (m. Ferrin) 200 

Micah 199-202 

Samuel 200-202 

Sarah 195 

Stephen 54,65 

Susanna 202 

Susanna (m. Dow) 201 

Thomas 201,202 

Hubbard, Leverett 278 

Richard 186 

Huckins, James 308, 309 

Hull, Sarah (Perkins) 422 

Humphrey, John 149 

William 149 

Hunt, Enoch 146 

Josiah 146, 415 

Samuel 451 

Huntoon, Benjamin 76 

Charles 76 

Daniel 232 

John 76 

Martha (Fifield) 232 

Huntress, Sarah 150 



INDEX 



509 



Hussey, Mercy (Home) 81 

Hutchins, Samuel 319, 323, 466 

Hyde, Levi 324 

Ingalls, Nathaniel '. 221 

Jack, Anna (Wilson) 211, 212 

Jonathan 212 

Jackman, George 101 

George, Jr 102 

Jackson, Clement 99 

Daniel 331 

Hall 10,98,458 

Hannah 272 

James, Jr 224-226 

John 331 

Nathaniel 377 

William 308, 309 

Jacobs, Abigail (Lamos) 29 

Seth 29 

Jaffrey, George 141, 142 

James. 229 

James, Joshua 356 

Jenkins, Tabitha 223 

WiUiam 223 

Jenness, Hezekiah 148 

Job 116,148 

John 97 

Joseph 280 

Joshua 148 

Nathaniel 96,97 

Richard, Jr 97 

Richard, 3d 39,148 

Samuel ... 96, 116, 118, 341, 352, 381 

Jewell, Benoni 476 

Jewett, David 16-18 

Eunice 17 

Jedediah 16, 17 

John 16 

Jonathan 16, 17 

Mark 17 

Martha 16,17 

Mary (m. Connor) 17 

Moses 16-18 

Samuel 17, 18 



Johnson, Abel 275 

Amos 276,277 

Anna (Heath) 423 

Benjamin 444 

Deborah 50,51 

Elizabeth 50,51 

Hannah (Weymouth) 269 

James 229 

Jesse 275,297 

Jonas 275 

Jonathan 146 

Martha (m. Wood) 276 

Mary 273 

Mary (m. Wyman) 275 

Nathan 51,228 

229, 336, 337 

ParneU 50,51 

Philip 50,51 

Phoebe 276 

Rose 274 

Samuel 51,423 

Seth 273,277 

Silas 275 

Johnston, 477 

James 476 

Jones, Anthony 308, 446 

Benjamin 271, 289, 290, 308 

Daniel 238,239 

Ebenezer 307 

Ebenezer, Jr 413 

Evan 140,291,332 

Jane (McCriUis) 67 

Jonathan 289, 290 

Kingsley 289 

Mary (m. Tilton) 289, 290 

Ruth 458 

Samuel 271,319 

Stephen 308, 309, 317 

Jose, Ebenezer 10 

Margaret 9 

Michael D 10 

Joy, Jacob 309 

Judkins, Abigail (Edgerly) 152 

Benjamin 369 

Catherine (m. Quinby) 369 



510 



INDEX 



Judkins, continued. 

Eben 152 

Hannah (m. Webster) 369 

Job 152, 368 

Joel 368,369 

John 369 

Joseph 367-370 

Mary (m. Welch) 369 

Molly (m. Foss) 369 

Samuel 369 

Sarah 367,370 

Sarah (m. French) 369 

KeUy, Deborah (Page) 8 

Joshua 8 

Mary (Edgerly) 152 

Moses 158 

Kelsey, John 299 

Mary (Moore) 480 

Robert 67,480 

Kendall, Daniel 20 

Ebenezer 20 

Nathan 227,231 

Kenney, Ichabod 358 

James 278 

John 278 

Kidder, Aaron 210 

Jonathan 460 

Josiah 460 

Mercy 460 

Molly 460 

Reuben 210 

KieUe, John 309 

Kimball, Alice (Edgerly) 152 

Benjamin 404, 419 

Ephraim 476 

Joseph 296,402 

Nehemiah 277 

Reuben 42 

Richard 27 

Samuel 288 

Sarah 476 

King, Abigail 298 

George 458 

Oliver 298 



Kinsman, Nathan 43 

Kneeland, Elizabeth 414 

William 137, 138, 414, 460, 463 

Knight, Alice (m. Hatch) . . 452, 454-456 

Bridget (m. Allen) 452, 456 

Charles 452 

Deborah (m. Adams) 452 

Ehzabeth 451 

Elizabeth (m. Salter) 452 

George 453-456 

Gregg 456 

John 24, 158, 186, 375, 429, 431 

433, 444, 451, 453-457 

John, Jr 444 

Nicholas 451, 452, 456 

Sarah (m. Brewster) 452 

Susanna 456 

Temperance 453, 455, 456 

William 5. 99, 323, 451, 452, 455 

Knowles, David 380 

James 97,153,385 

Kyle, Ephraim 314 

Janet 314,315 

John 314-316 

Mary 314,315 

William 314 

Ladd, Daniel 439, 440 

Edward 192 

Josiah 327 

Mehitabel 440 

Timothy 140, 401, 422 

Lamos, Abigail 28, 29 

Abigail (m. Jacobs) 29 

Deliverance (m. Varney) 29 

Elizabeth (m. Caldwell) 29 

James 28-30 

Nathaniel 28,29,309 

Samuel 28,29,225 

Sarah (m. Drew) 29 

Lamper, Benjamin 121 

Lamson, Amos 20 

Lancey, 477 

Land, Samuel 365 



INDEX 



511 



Lane, Jeremiah . . 46, 48, 50, 171, 179, 239 

241,254,282,286,288 

341,352,353,470 

Samuel 38, 39, 78, 147, 479 

Lang, John 306 

Langdon, Ann 33 

Elizabeth (m. Seavey) 33, 34 

Hannah (m. Whidden) 33, 34 

John 34,300 

Joseph 33-35 

Mark 320 

Mary (m. Seavey) 33, 34 

Samuel 34,35,258 

Woodbury 42, 71 , 74, 331, 376 

378, 385, 386 

Lawrence, David 28, 168 

Jeremiah 415 

Lear, William 395 

Leathers, Enoch 272 

Louis 272 

Meribah 272 

Leavitt, Anna (Tilton) 241,242 

245, 246, 254 

Benjamin 341 

Captain 174 

Daniel 44-48,50 

Dudley 90 

Elizabeth (Brown) 44-48 

James 90,363,366 

John 191,375 

Jonathan 375 

Mary 375 

Lee, Joseph 137 

Leighton, James 308 

Leman, Betty 313 

Leslie, Benjamin 322 

Joseph 20,221 

Lewis, David 394 

Ebenezer 460 

Gideon 381,382 

Isaac 395 

Ley, John 197 

Libby, Abraham 22 

Benjamin, Jr 24 

George 158,277 



Libby, continued. 

Isaac 153 

Jane 25 

John 104,458 

Joseph 22,23 

Light, Elizabeth 317 

Lissen, Sarah 69 

Little, Benjamin, Jr 9 

Daniel 219 

Elizabeth (Morse) 406 

James 24, 444 

Joseph 9 

Samuel 189,422 

Taylor 406 

Thomas 30 

Livermore, Jane 105 

Samuel . . 125, 146, 150, 206, 213, 306 

Locke, Edward 452, 453, 455 

Francis.. 280 

James 452 

Jeremiah 96 

Jonathan, Jr 280 

Long, Benjamin 163 

Joseph 163 

Naomi 161,162 

Nathan 161,162,164 

Pierse 288,458 

Sarah 164 

Lord, John 214 

Thomas 123 

Lougee, Widow 216 

Love, Ebenezer 353 

Lovejoy, Susanna 314 

Lovering, Ebenezer 315, 316 

Joseph 402 

Lovewell, 477 

Jonathan 118, 190, 312, 313, 476 

Nehemiah 312 

Noah 409,476,477 

Lowe, Jacob 38 

Lund, Ephraim 477 

Lunt, Samuel 391 

Lutwyche, Edward G 478 

Lyford, David 277 



512 



INDEX 



McBride, Martha (m. Grant) 330 

Sarah 330,331 

McCaUey, Hugh 112, 425 

James 7 

McClintock, Samuel 300 

McClure, EHzabeth 301 

James 300,301 

Thomas 301 

William 300,301,477 

McClurg, George 30 

McCrillis, Jane 66 

Jane (m. Jones) 67 

John 67, 68 

Mary . . 68 

William 66,68 

McGregore, David 6, 125 

James 6, 130, 146, 149, 355, 356 

Marion 7 

Robert 7 

McHard, James 87 

Mcllvaine, William 310 

McKean, Agnes (Brown) 84 

John 7,355,356 

Robert 166 

Mackey, Daniel 231 

EHzabeth (Hicks) 231 

McLaughlin, John 272 

John, Jr 273 

McMurphy, James 299 

Mary (Wilson) 299 

Robert 125,128,129 

McNeil, Christian 6 

Daniel 6, 7, 146 

John 6, 7 

Lieutenant 426 

Marion 6 

Mary 6 

Nehemiah 6 

McPherson, Samuel 82-84 

McQuigg, John 64 

Magoon, Benjamin 403 

Ephraim 61 

Hannah 60 

Hannah (Brown) 44 

Joseph 60, 61 



Manning, Thomas 466 

Mansfield, Josiah 136 

March, Clement 273 

Colonel 229 

Joseph 101, 279 

Marsh, Henry 360 

Noah 360 

Marshall, Hawley 213 

John 150, 187, 280, 305, 319, 376 

385, 386 

Nahum 214 

Marstes, John 398, 400 

Marston, Caleb 397-399 

Comfort 397 

Elisha 191 

Elizabeth 397 

Hannah, (Wedgewood) 380 

Jemima 397-399 

Jeremiah 375 

Joseph 114 

Mary 397 

Mary (Godfrey) 114 

Pauls 348 

Phoebe 397 

Sarah 399 

Susanna 397 

Winthrop 34 

Martin, Ann (Gordon) 476-478 

Ebenezer 201,202 

Thomas 257,258,278 

WilUam 157, 476-478 

Mason, Daniel 338 

Joseph 436 

Mary 436 

Massey, Daniel 291, 295 

Mathes, Abigail (Swan) 311 

Francis 22,359,412 

Gideon 66,68,154 

Valentine 288,317 

Mattoon, Hubartus 70 

Maylem, Joseph 365 

Mead, John 22, 370 

Stephen 6 

Meader, Isaac 308 

Samuel 359 



INDEX 



513 



Melcher, Elizabeth (Hilliard) 393 

Samuel, Jr 46 

Mellen, Charles 13 

Melvin, Ebenezer 189 

Merrill, Abraham 200 

Daniel 102, 103 

Dorcas 80 

Dorcas (Abbott) 303 

Elias 37,301,302,478 

Eliphalet 116 

Esther 37,38,302 

Isaac 202,203 

James 102, 103, 158 

John 398 

Joseph 58, 85, 407, 408 

Margaret 301 

Matthias 202 

Moses 79, 80 

Nathaniel 102, 103 

Peter 85 

Ruth (m. Parker) 102, 103 

Meserve, Clement 30 

Daniel 308, 309, 317, 329, 445 

Daniel, Jr 445,465 

George 197 

John, Jr 226 

Sarah (Chesley) 226 

Stephen 30 

Miller, Benjamin 70-72, 74-76 

Ehzabeth 70-72, 74-76 

Hannah 72, 74 

Isaac 153, 154 

Lydia (m. Adams) ... .71, 72, 74-76 

Mark 72,74 

Mary 153, 154 

Moses 70 

Sarah 153 

Sarah (m. Welch) 154 

Mills, Jacob 139 

Richard 458 

Mitchell, Bradley 291-293 

Samuel 30 

Wilham 166 

Montgomery, David 149 

Hugh 315,316 



Montgomery, continued. 

Martha 316 

Moody, Amos 263, 264 

Clement 362 

John 369 

Mooney, Hercules 223 

Moore, Agnes 480 

Charles 437 

Daniel 273,480 

Dorothy (Ricker) 271 

Ephraim 480 

Hannah (Abbott) 303 

Hannah (Taylor) 77 

Hannah (m. Foster) 480 

Henry 437 

James 436, 347, 480 

John 130, 156, 436, 437, 480 

Martha (Philbrick) 417 

Mary (m. Kelsey) 480 

Mary A 437 

Robert 104, 105, 261, 437, 480 

Samuel 43 

Thomas 156 

William 437,480 

Moores, James 148 

Morrill, Jacob 420 

Jacob, 3d 435 

John 131 

Mary (True) 420 

Philip 435 

Morrison, Alexander 196, 197 

David 435 

James 128 

John 235,310,311 

Samuel 14, 291, 387 

Thomas 30 

Morrow, Alexander 14 

Elizabeth 13 

James 14 

Jean 13 

John 14 

John, Jr 13, 14 

Morse, Benjamin 374 

Edmund 297 

Elizabeth 406 



514 



INDEX 



Morse, continued. 

Elizabeth (m. Little) 406 

James 406 

Josiah 406 

Moody 422,423 

OUver 406 

Perley 406 

Sarah 406 

Stephen 82,406 

True 406 

Morton, Isaac 157 

Moulton, Benjamin 46 

Dorothy (Shackford) 41 

EUjah 403 

Jonathan 340, 341, 356 

Joseph .7, 9, 19, 30, 39, 51, 64, 66, 70 

79,80,87,101,102,104,116 

124, 132, 143, 144, 147-150 

154, 162, 196, 198, 302 

Joseph, 3d 32 

Reuben 280,281 

Tabitha (Gordon) 321 

William 321 

Mvmsey, Jonathan 307 

Murdough, 477 

Murray, Timothy 132 

Muzzey, John 143 

Nahor, James 64 

Neal, Eliphalet 230 

Hubartus .... 361, 367, 398, 400, 408 

John 301 

Nelson, John 98 

Nevins, Robert, Jr 261 

Newhall, Samuel 258, 259 

Nichols, A 227 

Nicholas 257 

Noble, Mark 30, 32 

Nock, Thomas 281 

Norris, Alice 168 

Anna 166-168 

Anna (m. Drake) 170 

Benjamin 121-124, 157, 312 

410,411 
Daniel 167, 169 



Norris, continued. 

Ehphalet 167, 170, 171 

EUzabeth 167, 168 

James 121, 166-171 

Jeremiah 167, 169 

Jonathan 120-123, 322, 323, 438 

Joseph P 121 

Josiah 166, 168 

Lydia (m. Drake) 166, 168, 170 

Mary (m. Prescott) 166, 168 

Moses 364 

Rachel 121 

Samuel 121, 167-169 

Sarah 121 

Sarah (m. Smart) 166-168, 170 

Simeon 167, 169 

Norton, David 470 

John 86 

Nathaniel 318 

Norwood, Sarah (Brewster) 452 

Noyes, Abigail 411 

Benjamin 410 

Ebenezer 32,431 

Enoch 444 

Humphrey 189 

James 189 

John 410,411 

Silvanus 430,431 

Thomas 444 

Nutter, John 196 

Nutting, John 415 

Ober, Israel 85 

John 85 

Mary 85 

Samuel 460 

Odiorne, 35 

Benjamin 196 

Ebenezer 9, 10 

John 196, 197 

Jotham 41,390 

Lily 196,197 

Susanna 196, 197 

Thomas 171, 361 

Olcott, Bulkeley 451 



INDEX 



515 



Olcott, continued. 

Martha 451 

Simeon 451 

Ordway, John 40 

Osgood, Benjamin 218 

Hannah (Rowell) 218 

Packer, Thomas 306 

Page, Abigail 7 

Abraham 140 

Ann 51 

Benjamin 28 

Daniel 435 

David 8,349 

Deborah (m. Kelly) 8 

Edmmid 7,9 

Ehphalet 316 

Enoch 118,419,420 

Jeremiah 8 

Jesse 8,9,419 

John 51 

Joseph 12 

Mary 315 

Onesiphirus 394 

Patience 315 

Phoebe (Piper) 12 

Ruth 349 

Samuel 107, 419 

Samuel, Jr 315 

Sarah 12 

Theophilus 315 

Thomas 312, 450 

Wilham 8 

Palmer, Jonathan 435 

Parcher, EUas 70 

Park, Alexander 14, 458 

Andrew 458 

Parker, Benjamin 116, 319, 323 

Catherine 329 

EUzabeth 76, 185, 279, 438, 439 

John . . .42, 68, 99, 130, 150, 187, 198 
257, 258, 261, 279, 331 

Nathaniel 108, 148, 185 

226, 296, 325 
Nathaniel A 157 



Parker, continued. 

Obadiah 155 

Robert 32 

Ruth (Merrill) 102, 103 

Samuel 20, 43, 66, 69, 104, 111 

148, 150, 151, 154, 228 
336, 337, 341 

Stephen 387 

WilUam 18, 25, 28, 32, 34, 35, 40 

46,82,98,102,108,116,118 
122, 132, 143, 144, 148, 149 
154, 157, 160, 185, 199, 207 
226, 227, 255, 273, 279, 296 
300, 306, 314, 329, 339, 356 
375, 376, 385, 389, 392, 395 
396, 429, 435, 436, 438, 441 
450, 462 

WiUiam, Jr 22, 23, 51, 64, 76, 79 

111,115,131,158,185,278 
282, 371, 372, 383, 396, 439 

Parks, Robert 3, 22, 28, 69, 79 

82,87,98,111,132 

Parsons, Joseph 414 

Martha 356 

Stephen 356 

Partridge, Ann 330 

Benjamin 460 

Pattee, Seth 85 

Patten, Matthew 115 

William 301,407 

Patterson, 234 

Joseph 98 

Pattinson, Joseph 329 

Payson, Jonathan 296 

Peabody, Mary (Brown) 84 

Nathaniel 130, 189, 295, 296 

419, 444 

OHver 130 

Thomas 213 

William 230,231 

Pearl, Dimond 440 

Pearse, Peter 165, 279, 325, 356, 392 

Pease, Samuel 125 

Peaslee, Abigail 460, 461 

Abigail (m. George) 462 



516 



INDEX 



Peaslee, continued. 

Amos 462 

Caleb 460,462 

Daniel 185 

Edmund 462 

Ezekiel 185 

Hannah 462 

James 186, 460, 462 

John 462 

John, Jr 461 

Jonathan 185 

Joseph 461,466 

Moses 186, 461 

Nathan 185 

Oliver 185 

Reuben 185,186,461 

Ruth 185 

Sarah 185 

Sarah (m. Stewart) 462 

William 462 

Peavey, James 5 

Peirce, Ann 391 

Daniel 165, 230 

John 130, 236 

Joshua 308 

Nathaniel 391 

Thomas 69, 150, 305, 320 

Pendexter, Edward 139 

Ehzabeth 139 

John 139 

Margaret (m. Seward) 139 

Mary (m. Tibbetts) 139 

Philip 139 

Penhallow, John 5, 69 

Samuel 5, 40, 99, 165, 196-198 

257, 258, 323, 376, 378, 392 

Perkms, Abraham 22, 168, 405, 422 

Jonathan 251-253 

Joshua 199 

Sarah 422 

Sarah (m. Hull) 422 

Pettingill, Mary (Holt) 379 

Pevear, Deborah 290 

Nathaniel 290 

Peverly, Abigail 206 



Peverly, continued. 

Elizabeth 206 

Mary 206 

Nathaniel 206, 207, 311 

Thomas 206 

Philbrick, AbigaU 96 

Abigail (m. Davidson) 96, 97 

Benjamin 192, 325, 416, 417 

Betty (m. Thurston) 417, 418 

Daniel 96 

Edward 326,328 

Elias 22 

Ephraim 326,418 

John 326,328 

Joseph 325 

Lydia 325,328 

Lydia (m. Dodge) 327 

Martha 416 

Martha (m. Moore) 417 

Mary 327 

Mehitabel 328 

Reuben 96,97 

Samuel 325,327 

Philbrook, Robert T 334 

PhiUips, Abigail 187 

John 90,187,363 

Sarah 361-366 

Tabitha (m. Oilman) 361 

Phipps, Thomas 390 

Pickering, Daniel 3 

Deborah (m. Stevens) 3, 4 

Elizabeth (m. Dee) 4 

Ephraim 4 

James 18 

John 3,98,160,162 

170, 195, 298, 320 

John, Jr 419 

Joseph 3, 336 

Joshua 3, 5 

Samuel 3 

Sarah 4 

Winthrop 5 

Pierce, Ebenezer 415 

Pike, Daniel 271 

Joshua 32 



INDEX 



517 



Pillsbury, Samuel 130 

Pinkham, Abijah 317 

Amos 29 

Piper, Abigail (m. Hill) 12 

John 478 

Jonathan 11, 301 

Jonathan, Jr 479 

Patience (m. Wiggin) 11, 12 

Phoebe (m. Page) 12 

Stephen 11,12 

Tabitha 11 

Thomas 10-12 

Pitman, Derry 258 

Samuel 358, 359 

Sarah (Small) 358,359 

Susanna 32 

Pollard, Burton 158-160 

Elizabeth 159 

Elizabeth (Abbott) 416 

Francis 158-160 

John 158, 160 

Mary 158-160 

Sarah 159 

Poole, WUliam 221, 414 

Poor, Daniel 102, 103, 291, 295, 401 

Jonathan 296 

Potter, Ephraim 135 

Jonas 135 

Pottle, Abigail 347 

William 347 

PoweU, William, Jr 142 

Powers, Eleanor 189 

EUzabeth 221 

Isaac 189, 190 

Stephen 222 

Whitcomb 221,222 

Prentiss, John 105, 140, 206 

Prescott, EUzabeth (Taylor) 77 

Henry 157 

James 239, 249, 414 

Jonas 134 

Joseph 18, 22 

Mary (Norris) 166, 168 

Samuel 239,428,429 

Susaima (Rowe) 284 



Prescott, continued. 

WUham 414 

Pressey, Charles 219 

Preston, Edna (Greenough) 24 

Roberto 24 

Purcell, Gregory 196, 277, 278 

Michael 87 

Purington, Jonathan 315, 316 

Purmort, Hannah 192 

Putnam, Ephraim 15 

Putney, John 65, 405 

Quigley, John 144 

Quinby, Catherine (Judkins) 369 

Ramsey, EUzabeth (Boyes) 126 

Hugh 166 

James 126, 127, 166 

John 146 

Rand, Nathaniel 280, 288, 429 

Richard 288 

Samuel 281 

RandaU, 446 

Jonathan 450 

Mark 280 

Miles 66,68,309 

Simon 223,226,308 

Rankin, Alexander 125 

Read, Hannah 62, 63 

Henry 62 

Lucy 61-63 

Robert 227,231,436 

Sarah 63 

William 20,61,63,64 

Zadock 62-64 

Reed, Joseph. 414 

Reid, Abraham 234, 235 

George 130, 235, 236 

Isabella (m. Hopkins) 234 

John 234-236 

Margaret 235 

Mary (m. Campbell) 236 

Mary A 234,235 

Matthew 233-236 

Samuel 235 



5i8 



INDEX 



Reid, continued. 

Sarah 234,235 

Stephen 235 

Remick, Enoch 369 

Hannah 69 

Jane 69 

Nathaniel 69 

WiUiam 69 

RejTiolds, Daniel 296 

Rice, John 92, 94, 299, 325, 416, 418 

Richards, Daniel 295, 296 

Hannah 296 

Richardson, Daniel 163 

Jonas 277 

Joseph 263 

Paul 158 

Phihp 262,263 

Ricker, Betty (m. Fall) 271 

Dorothy (m. Moore) 271 

Ephraim 270,271 

George 270,271 

James 270,271 

MoUy 271 

Zebina 270,271 

Rindge, Daniel 320 

Rines, John 465 

Ritchie, Alexander 14 

Robbe, James 31 

William, Jr 310 

Robbins, Josiah 154, 155 

Roberts, Joseph 473 

Robertson, William 133 

Robinson, Caleb 190, 192-195 

David 36-38 

Dinah 190 

Ephraim 124, 170, 190, 191 

193-195 

Jedediah 213 

Jerediah 360 

James 191 

John 87 

John, Jr 18 

Jonathan 191 

Jonathan, Jr 478 

Joseph 38 



Robinson, continued. 

Josiah 37,405 

Lucy 193-195 

Lydia (m. Gilman) 194, 195 

Martha 36 

Mary 190 

Mary (m. HUl) 194, 195 

Prince 190, 193 

Samuel 123, 190-195 

Roby or Robie, Henry 239, 241 

245-249, 255 

John 162, 164 

Samuel 39, 445, 476, 477 

Rogers, Daniel 282 

Josiah 58,118, 120 

Robert 308 

Rollins, Ephraim 122 

Hannah 395, 436 

Jonathan 147, 148 

Moses 148 

Samuel 442,443 

Sarah 147 

Sarah (m. Emerson) 148 

Thomas 147, 148 

William 147 

Ross, Sarah 392 

Rowe, Ann 285, 286 

Benjamin, Jr 316 

Elizabeth 282 

Joseph 282, 283, 285 

Mercy 284,285 

Moses 282,286 

Paine 50 

Susanna (m. Prescott) 284 

Rowell, Aaron 218-220 

Elizabeth 219 

Hannah (m. Osgood) 218 

John 479 

Joshua 462 

Mary 218,220 

Mary (m. Currier) 219 

Philip 219 

Ruth (m. Wells) 219 

Sarah (Tucker) 209 

Thomas 218 



INDEX 



519 



Rowell, continued. 

William 110,206,219 

Rowley, Joseph 456 

Rudd, John 434 

Mary (Fairservice) 434 

Rundlett, Charles 147, 325 

James 169 

Jonathan 168, 169 

Russ, Ann 425 

Daniel 425 

Elizabeth 425 

James 424 

John 424 

Jonathan 425 

Lydia 425 

Martha 425 

Sarah 423,425 

Simeon 425 

Thomas 423, 425, 426 

Russell, Eleazer 69 

George 222 

James 20 

John 473,474 

Nathaniel 451 

Sarah (Titcomb) 473, 474 

Ryan, Dennis 412 

Salter, Elizabeth (Knight) 452 

Saltridge, John 306 

Sanborn, Abraham. . .46, 48, 50, 316, 356 

393, 405 

Andrew 404 

Benjamin 239, 428, 429 

Coffin 393 

Deborah (Wilson) 211 

Esther 19 

Hannah (Hilliard) 393 

James 19 

Jemima 404, 405 

Jeremiah 148, 150, 404 

Jeremiah M 405 

Jethro 291 

John Ill 

Josiah 404,405 

Marston 404, 405 



Sanborn, continued. 

Molly 404,405 

Rachel (Hilliard) 393 

Rhoda 404,405 

Sanders, Ebenezer 339 

Henry 332 

John. . 281 

Joshua 332 

Oliver 332 

Wilham 332 

Sanderson, Mary 99 

Sargent, Charles 373, 374 

David 373 

Sawyer, Amos 433 

Israel 120 

Jacob 33, 298 

Moses 65 

WiUiam 158 

Scales, — — — 65 

Scott, Alexander 310 

John 238 

Susanna (Barrett) 238 

WilHam 153 

Scribner, Benjamin 329 

John 329 

John, Jr 364 

Nathaniel 329 

Scriggins, William 368 

Seavey, Amos 33, 34 

Elizabeth (Langdon) 33, 34 

James 33,34 

John 281 

Joseph 35,281 

Mark 320 

Mary (Langdon) 33, 34 

Sarah (Cotton) 86 

Thomas 35,386 

Servan, Richard 9, 10 

Seward, Benjamin 281 

Elizabeth 281 

Giles 41,309 

Margaret (Pendexter) 139 

Shackford, 71, 72, 74, 75, 454 

Catherine 40 

Catherine (m. Tilton) 40, 41 



520 



INDEX 



Shackford, continued. 

Dorothy (m. Moulton) 41 

Elizabeth 41,42 

John 40 

John, Jr 41 

Mary 41 

Paul 40 

Samuel 441,442,457 

William 40,385 

Shannon, Nathaniel 376 

Richard C 19, 147, 199 

Thomas 32,81 

Shaw, Bathsheba 360 

Ellen 360 

John 147 

Jonathan 19, 360 

Josiah 19, 360, 361 

Moses 282,393 

Sarah 393 

Sheafe, Jacob 41, 157, 187, 258 

330, 331 
James 259 

Shedd, Elizabeth (Eastman) 409 

John 415 

William 409 

Shepard, Daniel 136, 373 

John 130, 353 

John, Jr 227, 230, 231, 395 

436, 478 
Mary (Challis) 373 

Sherburne, Abigail 69 

Andrew 270 

Caesar 5 

Daniel 5, 6, 34 

Dorothy 5 

Edward 5 

Elizabeth 385,386 

Elizabeth (Cotton) 86 

George 69,207 

Hannah 5 

Henry 5, 35, 376 

John 5, 150, 356, 376, 378 

Jonathan 5 

Joseph 386 

Margaret 5 



Sherburne, continued. 

Mary 5 

Nathaniel 5, 6, 311, 312, 385, 386 

Nero 5 

Sarah 5, 6, 31 1 

Simon 361 

Thomas 229 

Titus 5 

Tobias 386 

Sherriff, George 323 

Hannah 323 

Shillaber, Jonathan 75, 76 

Shortridge, Richard 187 

Sias, Joseph. . . .66, 68, 104, 147, 154, 170 
317, 318, 446-449 

Simpson, Alexander 386, 387 

David 228 

Thomas 66, 68, 104, 273 

Sinclair, John 167, 362 

Skinner, Ebenezer 381, 382 

Slapp, John 324 

Sleeper, Hannah (Tucker) 209 

Richard 61 

Samuel 111,115 

Small, 412 

Benjamin 359 

Edward 358 

Hannah 358 

Joseph 358, 359 

Mary 358,359 

Sarah (m. Pitman) 358, 359 

Smart, Robert 170 

Sarah (Norris) 166-168, 170 

Smith, AbigaU 346 

Abraham 383 

Benjamin 123, 124, 193, 298 

337, 344 

Daniel 18 

Edward 132, 337, 408 

Fergus 367 

Huldah 345 

Jedediah 342, 343, 346, 349 

John .... 131, 132, 223, 226, 288, 289 

339, 341, 352, 353, 408, 414, 450 

John, 3d 317 



INDEX 



521 



Smith, continued. 

Joseph 266, 268, 370, 412, 458 

Mehitabel 123, 192 

Nicholas 152, 193 

Paul 346 

Rachel 339-342 

Richard 123 

Samuel 38, 236, 337, 353 

Silvanus 82, 345 

Theophilus, Jr. . . .215, 218, 322, 323 
403, 404 

Timothy 231 

Somersbee, Joseph 444 

Mary 364 

Soper, Joseph 43 

Spafford, Thomas 262 

Sparhawk, Deborah 258 

John 478 

Spaulding, Rebecca 379 

Samuel 64, 406 

Spencer, Elizabeth 381 

Jeremiah 381, 382 

John 381 

Stanley, Matthew 64, 65 

Staples, Mary 69 

Stark, John 7, 425, 426 

Starrett, David 425, 426 

WilUam 394 

Start, Mary (Tucker) 209 

Stell, Henry 256 

Stephens, see Stevens. 

Stevens, Chase 432 

Daniel 143 

David 432 

Deborah (Pickering) 3, 4 

Ehzabeth 432, 433 

Elizabeth (Godfrey) 114 

Enos 412 

Ezekiel 114,425 

Hannah 412, 413, 432 

Hubbard 3,412-414 

Jesse 429,431,432 

John 220 

Joseph 412, 413, 446, 447, 449 

Levi 143 



Stevens, continued. 

Lydia 433 

Mary 433 

Moses ... Ill, 160, 214, 278, 279, 413 
432, 433 

Moses, Jr 429-431 

Parker 143, 209 

Prudence 429, 430, 433 

Ruth 432 

Samuel 329 

Simon 227 

Susanna (m. Heath) 431-433 

Timothy 291 

Stevenson, John 15, 308 

Thomas 131,132 

Stewart, John 434 

Robert 78,261 

Robert, Jr 460, 461 

Samuel 78, 230, 231 

Sarah (Peaslee) 462 

Stephen 462 

Stickney, Asa 331 

Jonathan 331 

Thomas 80 

Stilson, William 356 

Stimpson, John 230 

Stone, Benjamin 419 

Nathaniel 210, 387 

Stoneman, Alice (m. Yeaton) 459 

Esther 459 

John 459 

Mary 459 

William 459 

Stoodley, James ... .71, 74, 358, 376, 378 

Storey, Andrew 465 

Storrs, Aaron 323, 324 

Straw, Jonathan 64, 65 

Sullivan, John 199, 278, 310, 328, 329 

Sumner, Benjamin 381, 382 

Swain, Jonathan 162, 164 

Swan, Abigail (m. Mathes) 311 

Jeremiah 310 

John 310,311 

John, Jr 31,311 

Margaret 310 



522 



INDEX 



Swan, continued. 

Thomas 411 

Swasey, Ebenezer 216 

Joseph 326,327 

Swett, Stephen 157, 312 

Taggart, John 273 

Martha 273,386 

Patrick 272 

Talton, Mary (Cotton) 86 

Tarbell, Thomas 154, 155, 221 

Tarleton, John 157 

Tash, John 270 

Thomas 369,370 

Taylor, Adam 354, 355 

Ann 78 

Benjamin 77, 78, 314, 395 

Bradstreet 77 

Daniel 138 

David 354,355 

Ebenezer 396 

Eleanor (m. Archibald) 355 

EUzabeth 314 

Elizabeth (m. Prescott) 77 

Hannah (m. Moore) 77 

Henry D 361 

Janet 354, 355 

John 19, 78, 319, 354, 355 

John, Jr 19, 361 

Jonathan 77 

Joseph 78 

Matthew 354,355 

Patience 77, 78 

Samuel 354,355 

WUliam 354 

Templeton, Matthew 310 

Thing, Elizabeth (Wilson) 211, 212 

Joseph 191, 438 

Nathaniel 438 

Samuel 366 

Stephen 325,328,419 

Thorn, Isaac 129, 422 

Thomas, Joseph 131 

Philip 314 

Thompson, 71, 377 



Thompson, continued. 

Ebenezer 30, 153, 223, 226, 307 

309, 317, 318, 358, 359, 422 
445-i47, 449, 450 

James 479 

John 223, 446, 447, 450 

Jonathan 14, 66 

Nathaniel 448, 449 

William 75 

Thornton, Hugh 198 

Matthew 128, 130 

Thurston, 11 

Betty (Philbrick) 417, 418 

Hannah 38,39 

James 90, 171 

John 38,39 

Tibbetts, Aaron 357 

David 357 

Jeremiah 465 

Jonathan 357 

Joseph 357 

Mary (Pendexter) 139 

Moses 357 

Stephen 357 

Tilton, Abraham 79, 289, 290 

Anna (m. Leavitt) 241, 242, 245 

246, 254 

Asa 241,250-253 

Benjamin . . . .239-241, 244, 246, 247 

Catherine (Shackford) 40, 41 

Daniel 241,251-253 

361, 367 

Dorothy 242, 243, 245, 247, 248 

Jacob 18, 78, 280, 371 

John 239, 241, 242, 244 

245, 251, 253, 254 

Jonathan 46, 48, 239, 241 

255, 341, 352 

Joseph 163, 195, 282, 299, 394 

Josiah 383 

Lucretia (m. Hill) ... .241, 242, 246 
249, 254 

Lydia 241, 245, 250, 253 

Mary (Jones) 289, 290 



INDEX 



523 



Tilton, continued. 

Mary (m. Eaton) 241, 242 

245-247, 254 

Sarah 239, 241, 243-245 

247, 248, 250 

Titcomb, John 473 

Sarah 473, 474 

Sarah (m. Russell) 473, 474 

Todd, William 437 

Toppan, Christopher . .153, 339, 356, 375 

Torr, Andrew 223, 226 

Torrey, William 32, 198 

Towle, Hannah 21 

Jenness 21 

Joseph 171 

Levi 148 

Matthias 21 

Molly 21 

PhiUp, Jr 124 

Solomon 21 

Towne, Archelaus 231 

Townsend, John 79 

Trask, Nathaniel 152, 191, 192, 213 

Treadwell, Anna (m. Walden) . .390-392 

Caesar 389, 392 

Daniel 391 

Ehzabeth (m. Blanchard) . .390, 391 

Jacob 214,228,282 

389, 391, 392 

Mehitabel 41 

Nathaniel 165, 214, 389, 390, 392 

Nathaniel, Jr 75 

Samuel 390-392 

Sarah 389,391 

Sarah (m. Weeks) 390, 391 

WiUiam E 317, 389, 391 

Trickey, Anna (m. Vincent) 443 

Ephraim 442, 443 

James 443 

John 40,357 

Joshua 441,442 

Mary 443 

Rosamond (m. Brassbridge) 441-443 

True, Abner 420 

Ephraim 420 



True, continued. 

Henry 9 

John 419,420 

Joseph 437 

Mary 419 

Mary (m. Morrill) 420 

Miriam 420 

Moses 420 

Susanna ' 420 

Thomas 420 

Winthrop 107 

Tucker, Benjamin 219 

Betty (m. Colby) 209 

Hannah (m. Sleeper) 209 

Joanna 207 

Joseph 207-209 

Mary (m. Start) 209 

Moses 145, 207, 208, 210 

Phoebe (m. Webster) 208 

Reuben 208 

Sarah (m. Rowell) 209 

Tudger, Harris E 301 

Tuttle, Mary (Barrett) 238 

Nathan 238 

Stephen 238 

Twiss, Jonathan 460 

Twombly, Judith 338 

Lydia (Home) 81 

Samuel 337,338 

Tobias 337 

Underbill, John 162 

Underwood, James 20, 64, 166, 273 

407, 409, 476 
Usher, John 477 

Varney, Aaron 475 

Daniel 474 

Deliverance (Lamos) 29 

Ebenezer 474 

Ezekiel 298 

Jedediah 298 

John 474 

Joseph 475 

Joshua 475 



524 



INDEX 



Varney, continued. 

Judith (m. Hoag) 475 

Mercy 474 

Mercy (m. Dam) 475 

Moses 24, 25, 27, 297, 473, 475 

Nathan 474 

Otis 277 

Solomon 337 

Stephen 29,474,476 

Susanna 298 

Tobias 475 

Varnum, Ebenezer 332 

John 261 

Parker 277 

Vaughan, WilHam 22 

Vennard, William 157 

Vickery, Benjamin 166 

Vincent, Anna (Trickey) 443 



Wadleigh, 368 

John 79,185,186 

Joseph, Jr 50 

Wakefield, Thomas 226, 227 

Walden, Anna 391, 392 

Anna (Treadwell) 390-392 

Waldron, John 466 

John, 3d 466 

Thomas W 32, 81, 356, 456 

457, 466, 476 

Walker, George 309 

Mary (Abbott) 303 

Robert 273 

Ruth (Abbott) 303 

Timothy 304 

Timothy, Jr 79,304 

Wall, 261 

Wallace, David 30 

Elizabeth 31 

Henry 328,329 

Robert 144, 149 

WUliam 30,31 

WaUingford, Thomas, Jr 278 

Wallis, Comfort (Cotton) 86 

Isaac 462 

Samuel 86,280,281 



Wallis, continued. 

Spencer 86 

WUliam 86,462 

Walton, George 454 

Ward, John 150 

Nahum 68 

Warner, Daniel 5, 224-226, 288, 312 

441, 476 

Elias 288 

Jonathan 5, 41, 75, 76, 309 

Samuel 288 

Warren, Benjamin 277 

Washer, Sarah 314 

Waterman, Silas 324 

Watson, Christian 385 

Dudley 385 

Nicodemus 291 

Samuel 331 

Thomas 385 

Timothy 280 

Waugh, Leah 457, 458 

William 457 

Weare, John 116 

Meshech 239, 291, 292, 428 

473, 481, 485 

Webster, Benjamin 51, 109 

Ebenezer 268 

Ephraim 291 

Hannah 291,292 

Haimah (Judkins) 369 

Isaac 79 

Jacob 51 

Jeremy 51, 54, 61, 329, 330, 440 

John 162, 356, 425 

Nathan 161-164 

Phoebe (Tucker) 208 

Stephen 288 

Thomas 191 

Wedgewood, David 380 

Hannah (m. Marston) 380 

Jonathan 339, 380 

Mary 380 

Weeks, Elizabeth 408 

Ichabod 97,336 

John, Jr 336 



INDEX 



525 



Weeks, continued. 

Sarah (Tread well) 390, 391 

WiUiam 336,341,352 

Welch, Alexander 153, 154 

Joseph 160 

Mary (Judkins) 369 

Sarah (Miller) 154 

Welland, Paul 298 

Wells, Ebenezer 204 

Henry 204 

Jacob 204 

Moses 204 

Peter 204 

PhUip 203 

Phoebe 205,206 

Reuben 204,205 

Ruth (Rowell) 219 

Samuel 204,205 

Sarah (m. Carr) 205 

Thomas 203-206, 220 

Thomas, Jr 206 

Winthrop 203 

Wendell, John 40, 42, 99, 139 

278, 305, 320 

Wentworth, Benning 306 

Ebenezer, Jr 456 

George 305, 310, 385 

Hunking 71,74,288 

300, 331, 353, 441 

John . .25, 80, 154, 160, 170, 236, 271 

272, 277, 309, 314, 319, 339, 358 

375, 376, 394, 395, 403, 405 

406, 410, 419, 429, 435, 436 

John, Jr 132, 197, 207, 228, 230 

MarkH 230 

Martha 306 

Michael 306 

Westbrook, Thomas 82, 224 

Weston, Daniel 226, 227 

David 227 

Ebenezer 227 

Judith 227 

Mary 226,227 

Weymouth, EUzabeth 269, 270 

Eunice 269 



Weymouth, continued. 

George 269 

Hannah (m. Johnson) 269 

James 269 

Joseph 269 

Samuel 269 

Sarah 269 

Shadrach 269, 270 

Timothy C 269 

Wheeler, Benjamin, Jr 140 

Hannah 140 

Jonathan 479 

Jonathan, Jr 140 

Joseph 288 

Nehemiah 391 

Wheelwright, Jane 98 

Jeremiah 98 

John 98 

Mary (m. Cram) 98 

Nero 98 

Whidden, Ann 335 

Bridget 228 

Elizabeth (m. Ayers) 230 

Hannah 333, 335, 336 

Hannah (Langdon) 33, 34 

Ichabod 22 

James 333-336 

John 228-230, 333, 334, 336 

Joseph 34, 35, 333, 336 

Mary 335 

Samuel . . .33, 228, 230, 333, 334, 336 
Sarah 334 

Whipple, Joseph 32, 199, 258 

William 68, 197,198 

257, 258, 279 

Whitcher, Mehitabel 12 

William 396 

White, Ebenezer Ill 

Elizabeth (Dean) 89, 92 

John 30, 89, 92 

Nicholas 102, 160 

Samuel 432 

Samuel G 89 

Timothy 473 

William 296 



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INDEX 



Whiting, Benjamin 478 

Caleb 394,395 

Joseph 313 

Susanna 394, 395 

Whittaker, Daniel 400, 401 

Mary 400,401 

Mehitabel (m. Eaton) 400 

Whittemore, Aaron . . . 132-134, 136-138 

AbigaU 132 

Benjamin 134, 137, 312, 313 

Esther (m. Hall) 137 

Peter 133, 134, 137 

Ruth 133,137 

Sarah 312 

Whittier, Andrew 185, 372, 375 

Philip 462 

Timothy 185, 186, 372, 375 

Wiar, John 435 

Wiggin, Chase 100 

David 36,37 

Ehphalet 12 

Hannah 36, 38 

Henry 255 

Jacob 12 

Mark 479 

Nathaniel 36, 38, 39 

Patience (Piper) 11, 12 

Simeon 38 

Tabitha 12 

Thomas 26 

Wiley, John 302 

Wilkins, Daniel 395 

Lucy 395 

Mary 313,314 

Mary (m. Bradford) 313 

Robert B 395 

Sarah (m. Carroll) 313 

Willard, Abijah 382 

Jonathan 236 

Josiah 227, 236 

Moses 412 

Prentice 236 

Willey, Abel 457 

Darius 457 

Thomas 226 



Wilhams, John 292 

Moses 429 

Samuel 308 

Thomas 373,374 

WUliam 373 

Willis, Silvanus 324 

Wilson, Ann 141, 142 

Ann (m. Craige) 141 

Anna (m. Jack) 211, 212 

Benjamin 299 

Daniel 211,212 

Deborah (m. Sanborn) 211 

Elizabeth 299 

Elizabeth (m. Thing) 211, 212 

Humphrey 210-213 

James 162-164 

Jane (m. Cochran) 299 

Janet 299 

John 141, 210-213, 299 

Mary 210-212 

Mary (m. Carr) 141 

Mary (m. McMurphy) 299 

Nathaniel 211,212 

Robert 141, 142, 437 

Wilham 142 

Wingate, Elizabeth 197 

John 298,340,465 

Joshua 25-27, 385, 466, 469 

Moses 68, 197, 198 

Paine 428 

Winsley, Samuel 51 

Winslow, Jonathan 148 

Winter, William 331, 391 

Wise, Catherine 120 

Wood, Elizabeth (Gerrish) 481^85 

John 481-483 

Martha (Johnson) 276 

Richard 330 

Sarah 330 

Solomon 276 

Woodman, Anna 120 

Anna (m. Carter) 120 

Aichelaus 446 

Hannah 115-117 

Hilton 115-118 



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527 



Woodman, continued. 

Jeremiah 120 

John 446,449 

Jonathan 107, 116, 120, 223 

225, 446-449 

Jonathan, Jr 308 

Jonathan, 3d 447, 450 

Joseph 61 

Levi 120 

Martha 120 

Martha (Davis) 308 

Mary 120 

Patience (Chesley) 225, 226 

Samuel 107,118,120 

Thomas 118,120 

Worcester, Benjamin 139, 140 

Worthen, Ephraim 108 

Ezekiel 118 

Wright, Joseph 85, 151, 261, 291 

295, 332, 422 



Wyman, Joseph, Jr 275 

Mary (Johnson) 275 

Ruth 150 

Thomas 150 

WilUam 262 

Yeaton, AUce (Stoneman) 459 

Benjamin 104 

Moses 277 

Robert 459 

York, Joseph 381 

Young, Henry 12 

John 2,31 

Jonathan 365, 367 

Joseph 2, 3, 22, 79, 266, 353, 408 

Robert 423,479 

Sarah 1 

Thomas 1,3 

Thomas, Jr 1,2 

Youngman, Nicholas 414