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ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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REYNOLDS HISTORICAL 
GENEALOGY COLLECTION 



PROBATE RECORDS 



OF THE 

PROVINCE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 

VOL. II 

1718-1740 

State Papers Series 
vol. 32. 

fitoT TWO 

HENRY HARRISON METCALF 

Editor of State Papers 

OTIS GRANT HAMMOND 

Assistant 



Bristol, N. II. 

R. \V. MUSGROVK, Printer 

1914 



ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 437 

JOHN WHITTOCK 1731/2 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

The twentieth day of March 173 1/2 I John Whittock formerly 
of Troome in Sumersetshire in Great Brittaine Merchant Now at 
Portsmouth in Newhampshire in New England Merchant being 
Sick but of Sound Disposeing Mind and Memory Do make and 
ordaine this my Last Will and Testament 

I will and bequeath unto Theodore Atkinson of Portsmouth 
affore Said Esq r all my Estate Real and personall In Great Brit- 
taine and in New England, he to Have the Disposall thereof, ac- 
cording to his will and pleasure 

And I do hereby Nominate Constitute and appoint the said 
Theodore Atkinson to be my sole Executor of this my Last will 
and Testament : And I do Hereby Make Null and void all other 
wills or Testaments by me heretofore made allowing this only to be 
my Last Will and Testament In Wittness whereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand and Seele the day and yeare first above Written 

signed Sealed & Declared by John Whittock 

the Said John Whittock to be 
his Last Will & Testament in 
presence off us 

W m Bowen 

Jn° Macmath 

James Jeffry 

[Proved July 13, 1732.] 



JOHNWIBIRD . 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Wibird of Portmouth, 
merchant, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Wibird, April 7, 1732.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 12.] 

[Warrant, April 7, 1732, auihoriziug Ephraim Dennett and John 
Bradford, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 



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[Bond of Elizabeth Wibird, widow, with Jabez Fitch and 
Huuking Went worth as sureties, April 7, 1732, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Elizabeth 
Penhallow.] 

[Inventory, signed by Ephraim Dennett and John Bradford ; 
amount, ^746.15.10 ; attested Nov. 29, 1733-] 



ELIZABETH USHER 1732 CHARLESTOWN MASS. 

[David Wentworth, son of Ebenezer Wentworth of Portsmouth, 
mariner, aged about sixteen years, makes choice of his father as 
his guardian May 1, 1732 ; acknowledged May 2, 1732.] 

[Suffolk County, Mass., Probate Registry.] 

[Bond of Ebenezer Wentworth of Portsmouth, merchant, with 
Samuel Wentworth and Ebenezer Holmes, merchants, both of 
Boston, as sureties, May 19, 1732, in the sum of ^500, for the 
guardianship of his son, David Wentworth, minor, aged about 
sixteen years, grandson of Elizabeth Usher, deceased, widow of 
Hon. John Usher ; witnesses, John Payne and John Boydell.] 

[Suffolk Couuty, Mass., Probate Registry.] 

[Guardianship of Ebenezer Wentworth, minor, aged about 
twelve years, grandson of Elizabeth Usher, deceased, widow of 
Hon. John Usher, of Charlestown, Mass., granted to his father, 
Ebenezer Wentworth of Portsmouth, merchant, May 19, 1732.] 

[Suffolk, County, Mass.. Probate Registry.] 

[Samuel Wentworth, minor, aged about eighteen years, grand- 
son of Elizabeth Usher, deceased, widow of Hon. John Usher of 
Charlestown, Mass., makes choice of his father, Ebenezer Went- 
worth of Portsmouth, merchant, as his guardian May 19, 1732 ; 
acknowledged May 19, 1732.] 

[Suffolk County, Mass., Probate Registry.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 439 

[Bond of Ebenczer Wentworth, with Samuel Wentworth and 
Ebenezer Holmes, merchants, both of Boston, as sureties, May 19, 
1732, in the sum of ^500, as guardian ; witnesses, John Payne and 
John Boydell.] 

[Suffolk County, Mass., Probate Registry.] 

[Bonds of Ebenezer Wentworth of Portsmouth, with Samuel 
Wentworth and Ebenezer Holmes of Boston, Mass., as sureties, 
all merchants, in the sum of ^1000 each, Jan. 26, 1732/3, for the 
guardianship of Ebenezer Wentworth aged about thirteen years, 
Samuel Wentworth, aged about nineteen years, and David Went- 
worth, aged about sixteen years, his children by his late wife, Re- 
becca Wentworth ; witnesses, John Jeffries and Samuel Danforth.] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



SAMPSON UNDERHILL 1732 CHESTER 

[Administration on the estate of Sampson Underhill of Chester, 
husbandman, granted to Elizabeth Underhill of Chester May 15, 
1732.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 194.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Underhill, widow, with Jacob Stanyan and 
Joseph Norton, both of Hampton, as sureties, May 15, 1732, for 
the administration of the estate of her husband, Sampson Under- 
hill ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Elizabeth Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, May 15, 1732, authorizing Jacob Sargent and Samuel 
Emerson, both of Chester, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 31, 1732, amount, /483.19.6 ; signed by Jacob 
Sargent and Samuel Emerson.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate of 
Sampson Underhill, clothier ; amount of estate ^360.0.6 ; expen- 
ditures, /590.15.10 ; allowed Aug. 25, 1742 ; mentions " to bring- 



44° NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ing up a Son Named Hezekiah for 4 1/2 years" M to Bringing up 
another Son Named Moses for 6 1/2 years, n " to the Maintaining 
Supporting and Clothing a Sick Son Named Jeremiah for ten 
years," " to the Charges on the same Son he having fitts in one 
of them fell into the fire and Burnt his hand So that tis useless."] 

[License, Aug. 25, 1742, to the administratrix to sell real 
estate.] 



SARAH WARD 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Sarah Ward, formerly widow 
of Thomas Deverson of Portsmouth, granted to her son, John Dev- 
erson of Portsmouth, joiner, May 22, 1732.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 246.] 

[Bond of John Deverson, with Zachary Leach and Joseph Pit- 
man as sureties, all of Portsmouth, May 22, 1732, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate of Sarah Ward, " Late Widow of Tho s Dever- 
son of Portsm , Dec d ; witnesses, Thomas White and John Pen- 
hallow.] 

[Warrant, May 22, 1732, authorizing Capt. Jethro Furber and 
George Banfield, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 27, 1732 ; amount, ^47.2.6 ; signed by Jethro 
Furber and George Banfield.] 



EDWARD CATER 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Thomas Trickey, with Samuel Hart and George Wal- 
ton as sureties, May 24, 1732, for the administration of the estate 
of Edward Cater of Portsmouth ; witnesses, John Penhallow and 
Elizabeth Penhallow.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS \\ 441 

[Administration granted to Thomas Trickey of Newington May 
25, 1732.] 

[Warrant, May 25, 1732, authorizing Capt. Samuel Hart of 
Portsmouth and George Walton of Newington to appraise the 
estate of Edward Cater, 4I whose Children refused to administer."] 

[Inventory, May 25, 1732 ; amount, ^272.14.8 ; signed by Sam- 
uel Hart and George Walton.] 

[Warrant, Dec. n, 1733, authorizing Samuel Hart, Michael 
Whidden, and John Cutt or Thomas Newmarch, all of Portsmouth, 
to report on the division of the estate into five parts.] 

[Report, Dec. n, 1733, that the estate cannot be divided with- 
out damage; signed by Samuel Hart, Michael Whidden, and 
Thomas Newmarch.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 10, 1733, authorizing Samuel Hart, Michael 
Whidden, Thomas Newmarch, Valentine Nutter, and Nathaniel 
Meserve, all of Portsmouth, to appraise the real estate in order 
that the only son may take the whole, paying to the other heirs 
their proportions.] 

[Inventory, Dec. n, 1733 ; amount, 7*185.0.0; signed by Mi- 
chael Whidden, Thomas Newmarch, Nathaniel Meserve, and Val- 
entine Nutter.] 



SAMUEL PLAISTED 1732 

[Bond of Ichabod Plaisted, with Ellis Huske and Dr. Nathaniel 
Rogers as sureties, June 15, 1732, for the administration of the 
estate of Samuel Plaisted; witnesses, William Gerrish, James 
Jeffrey, Jr., Thomas Wibird, and John Penhallow.] 



442 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

SAMUEL WHIDDEN 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Michael Whiclden, with Mark Newmarch and John 
Gowell as sureties, July 5, 1732, for the administration of the estate 
of his son, Samuel Whidden of Portsmouth ; witnesses, John Pen- 
hallow and Elizabeth Penhallow.] 



THOMAS ALDEN 1732 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Dr. Thomas Alden of Dover 
granted to his widow, Elizabeth Alden, July 10, 1732.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 123.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Alden, widow, with Eleazer Wyer, and 
Benjamin Weymouth as sureties, all of Dover, July 10, 1732, for 
the administration of the estate.] 

[Warrant, July 10, 1732, authorizing Eleazer Wyer and Na- 
thaniel Perkins, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, July 27, 1732; amount, ^170.4.10; signed by 
Eleazer Wyer and Nathaniel Perkins.] 

[License to the administratrix, June 23, 1733, to sell real 
estate. ] 

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



WILLIAM NELSON 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Nelson of Portsmouth, 
yeoman, granted to Margaret Nelson of Portsmouth, July 14, 1732.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 211.] 

[Bond of Margaret Nelson, widow, with Samuel White and 
Joseph Nelson as sureties, July 14, 1732, for the administration of 
the estate of her husband, William Nelson; witnesses, John Pen- 
hallow and Elizabeth Penhallow.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 443 

[Warrant, July 14, 1732, authorizing Samuel Brewster and 
Henry Sherburne, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Henry Sherburne and Samuel Brewster; 
amount, ^328.16.0; attested Nov. 20, 1732.] 

[License, Jan. 30, 1739, to Joseph Gunnison of Kittery, Me., 
shipwright, and his wife, Margaret Gunnison, formerly widow of 
the deceased, to sell real estate.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of personal estate, ^111.2. 4; expenditures, ^231.1.4; allowed 
Oct. 31, 1736 ; mentions "By Maintaining Swain Nelson a Child 
of the said Intestate 4 years & 5 weeks until it was 7 years of age 
at 5/ *$ the said Child being 2 years & 47 weeks of age at the 
Death of s cl Intestate," and u ByD° Jn° Nelson another Child of 
the said Intestate 6 years & 38 weeks at 5/."] 



RICHARD YEATON 1732 ISLES OF SHOALS 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Yeaton of the Isles of 
Shoals granted to his sons, John Yeaton and Samuel Yeaton, 
Aug. 10, 1732.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 261.] 

[Bond of John Yeaton and Samuel Yeaton, with Stephen Green- 
leaf and Peter Greeley as sureties, Aug. 10, 1732, for the admin- 
istration of the estate ; witnesses John Penhallow and Elizabeth 
Penhallow.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 16, 1732; amount, ^393-16.9; signed by 
Charles Randall and Joseph Mace.] 



444 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

EDWARD CATE 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of James Cate and Elizabeth Cate, son and widow of 
Edward Cate, with Michael Whidden and Joshua Peirceas sureties, 
Aug. 24, 1732, for the administration of the estate of Edward 
Cate of Portsmouth ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Edward Cate.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Dec. 22, 1732, signed by John 
Frost, Ephraim Jackson, and Thomas Peirce ; witnesses, Joshua 
Penhallow and John Penhallow. 

44 The above is a Bond of Guardianship that Jn° Frost shall 
perform the Office of Guardian to His Children, the Grand-child- 
ren of m r Edw d Cate Dec d 

Childrens Names 

Sam 1 Frost 5 year 

Eliz a Frost 3 year 

Jane Frost 1 year"] 

This Indenture of ten Partes made Between Elizabeth Cate 
(Widdow & Relict of Edward Cate Late of Portsm in Newhamp- 
shire in New England yeoman Deceasd Intestate) of the first : 
James Cate the Eldest son of said Edward Cate of the Second Part : 
Edward Cate of the third Part Tucker Cate of the fourth part 
William Cate of the fifth part Joshua Cate of the sixth part : Jona- 
than Weekes & Elizabeth his wife of y e 7 th part John Wiat & 
Margaret his wife of the Eighth part in the Right of their wifes 
Bridget Dunnavan of the Ninth part & John ffrost in the Right of 
his Children By Mary his wife of the tenth part Wittnesseth : 
That Whereas the said Edward Died Intestate Leaving an Estate 
which according to the Law of this Province ought to be Divided 
Amongst the Children above Named — And Whereas the said 
Elizabeth Cate the Widdow of the said Edward Cate Deceasd hath 
Lands in her own Right : Whiche she is Willing on the Consider- 
ation here after Mentioned shall be Now Divided with the Divi- 
sion of her husbands Estate among their Children and alsoe her 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIT.LS 445 

thirds in her said Husbands Real Estate : Now This Indenture 
Wittnesseth That It is Covenanted and Agreed By and Between 
the said Parties : and the said Elizabeth Cate the Widdow for her 
Selfe her Ex rs & adm rs Do Covenant Grant & agree to And With 
her said Children above Named That for the Yearly payments of 
Six pounds *§ Annum to be paid her During her Life by her 
Eldest son above Named viz 1 James Cate: And three pounds *$ 
Annum to be paid her During her life by Each of her other Child- 
ren above Named for y e payment of Which said Severall sumes 
Each of the said Children Shall give her an obligation with Pen- 
alty : She Doth hereby Consent And Agree That that part of the 
Real Estate that Came by her Shall Now Imediately be Divided 
with the Rest of her affore said Husbands Estate amongst their 
Children and alsoe her third part of her said Husbands Real Estate : 
And the said James Cate the Eldest son Doth for himselfe his heirs 
Ex" and adm rs Covenant Grant & agree to And With said Breth- 
ren and sisters before Named & their Ex rs and adm rs that he will 
accept for his Double Portion or Dividend of said fathers Estate 
Real & personall : That Tract of land at Greenland Where he Now 
liveth and to have twenty pounds paid him by his said Brethren 
& sisters : and that to be In full of all his Demands from all his 
said fathers Real And personall Estate and alsoe of the Lands that 
Came by his Mother affore said : and that the s d James Cate Shall 
be Accountable to the Rest of his Brethren & sisters for what stock 
and Moveables he has had from his said fathers Estate since his 
Death : they paying him what Charges besides his time and Labour 
in administring so far as he Did : he alsoe paying a Double part of 
the Charges in Making & Setling a full Divission according to the 
Intent hereof and payment of his Mothers yearely Sume affore 
said — 

And It is Covenanted granted & agreed Between the s d Edward 
Cate Tucker Cate William Cate Joshua Cate Jonathan Weekes & 
his wife Elizabeth — John Wiat and Margaret his wife Bridget 
Donavan & John ffrost in the Right of his wife Mary Deceass & 
as Guardian for his Children by his said wife Each for themselves 



446 II NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

their heirs Ex rs & adm" & Do Severally Covenant Grant & agree 
Every of them with the other by these presents in Manner And 
form following: Viz 1 That they Consent & agree to the Setle- 
ment of that part of the Estate to their Brother James Cate in 
Manner affore said : and alsoe to their Several! payments Respect- 
ively to be paid by Each of them to their Mother affore Said in 
Manner and form affore said : And that the Remainder of their said 
fathers Estate Real & personall Shall be Equally Divided amongst 
them with that part that Came by their said Mother as to Quain- 
tity and Quality & Set off to them Severally by Meets and bounds 
By Eaphraim Dehnet Esq r Cap 1 Sam 11 Hart & Mark Langdon all 
of Portsmouth affore said as soone as Conveniently the said Gen 1 
Can Do it And that Each one Will pay his and their proportionable 
part of the Charges & Debts Due from their said fathers Estate and 
that Whatsoever Either of the said Parties hath already had towards 
their advancement out of their said fathers Estate Shall be now 
Bro* in to Make an Equal 1 Distribution according to the Law of 
the Province by the Gen 1 above Named 

And for the True ^formanceof all Every Covenant and agree- 
ment on Each partie herein before Mentioned they & Each of them 
for themselves their heirs Ex rs & adm rs Bind & oblige themselvs 
unto the other his & their Ex rs & adm rs in the sume or penalty of 
one hundred pounds In Wittness whereof Each party hath here- 
unto Set their hands & seals March the fifteenth Anno Dom' 

1732/3 

and It is further agreed by the Children above said that their 

Mother Elizabeth Shall have her Choice of one haife the Dwelling 
house & halfe the Garden Dureing her life free — and halfe the 
Celler— 

signed sealed and Delivered in James Cate 

presence of us — Edward Cate 

Cyprian Jeffry Tucker Cate 

James Jeffry W m Cate 

Joshua Cate 
Jonathan Weekes 



«tNEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 447 

the mark of 
Eliz a X Week 
the mark of 
Bridget X Dun 11 a van 
Jn° ffrost 
marg wyatt 
John Wyatt 
Meargrit wyatt 

Pursuant to Articles of Agreement Made and agreed to on the 
fifteenth day of March last past By and Between Elizabeth Gate of 
Portsmouth in Newhampshire in New England Widdow & Relict 
of Edward Cate Late of Portsmouth affore Said yeoman Deceasd 
Intestate : of the one part And the Children and Coheirs of the Said 
Edward Cate of the Severall other Parts — as by an Instrument in 
Writing under their hands and Seals : (reference to the same being 
had will at Large appeare) Impowering us the subscribers to Make 
Divission of the Said Edward Cates Real Estate : and alsoe to 
make Divission of what lands Came by the affore Said Elizabeth 
Cate from her father Tucker and of her the said Elizabeth thirds 
in her said Late husband Edward Cates Estate : So to Make an 
Entire Divission of all the Real Estate amongst the Children of 
the Said Edward Cate of all the Lands & houses the said Edward 
Died Seized and Possessed off : amongst them and those that rep- 
resent them as Neare In Quality and Quaintity as wee Could In 
our best Judgment 

Accordingly wee have been upon the lands and vie [we]d it well 
and have laid out by meets and bounds Each ones Share (Except 
the Eldest Sons which is Set off by agreement & Consent as here- 
after) of all the Rest wee have Caused a platt to be made on the 
other Side hereof : and number Each one part in figurs : Numbe r 
one being Edward Cates Share : Number two with the Dwelling 
house upon it Is Joshua Cates Share he paying to his Brother in 
law Jonathan weeks twelve pounds and letting his Mother Eliza- 
beth Cate have the free use of the Westerly halfe of the Dwelling 



44 8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

house During her Life and halfe y e Garden : Number three with 
the Barn thereon to Bridget Dunnavan Number fovver And Number 
Eight William Cates Part : Number Nine Tucker Cates part : 
Number five in two parts for the Children of John Frosts Number 
six in two parts is Margarets Wiats Number Seven is Jonathan 
Weekses part and alsoe twelve pounds to be paid Him by Joshua 
Gate for Equality of Partition The Eldest Son James Cate to have 
all that land at Greenland Neare the Great Bay (where he livs) 
It being purchased by his father Edward Cate) for his Double 
Share and twenty pounds out of the Goods & Chatles Jonathan 
Weeks Tucker Cate & William Cate to have that Quarter and a 
halfe of an acres of land lying at the Water Side Neare Monsons 
in the Cove or Creek below the said Edward Cates Dwelling house 
and the high way Down from the Rhoad tosagamors Creek to the 
said land : and in lieu of the said Elizabeths land being Now so 
Divided with her affore Said Husbands Estate and alsoe her 
Dowry being Now Divided Amongst the Children of the said Ed- 
ward Cate (By her) And their Representatives : Each of them the 
said Children & those that appeareto act for them do oblidge them- 
selvs and their parts of the said Estate for Each Respectively to 
pay unto the said Elizabeth Cate Dureiug her Life (besides her 
living in the Dwelling house as affore said : the Severall Sumes 
following That is to say : the Eldest son James Cate Six pounds 
yearely and Every yeare and Each of the other Children or the 
Guardians of those that represent them three pounds yearly and 
Every yeare so long as the said Elizabeth Shall live — This is our 
Return according to the Trust Reposed in us and according to our 
best Judgments Witness our hands May the twenty fourth Anno 
Domini 1733 — 

Eph m Dennet 
Sam 11 Hart 
Mark Langdon 
Wee the subscribers do all of us agree to the above Division and 
Each of us accept the same for our Severall parts & portions of 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 449 

our fathers Edward Cates Estate Wittnesses our hands & Seales — 

Edward Cate 
W m Cate 
Joshua Cate 
Jonathan Weeks 

her 
Elizabeth X Weeks 

mark 
Tucker Cates 

her 
Bridget X Dunnavan 
mark 
her 
Elizabeth X Cate 

mark 
James Cates 
Margrit wyatt 



THOMAS HALL 1732 DOVER 

[James Hall, oldest son, renounces administration on the estate 
of his father, Thomas Hall of Dover, in favor of another son, 
Thomas Hall, Sept. 2, 1732, the widow also declining to act.] 

[Bond of Thomas Hall, with Francis Mathes and Jonathan 
Chase, both of Dover, as sureties, Sept. 2, 1732, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate ; witnesses, Benjamin Walton and John 
Penhallow.] 



JOSEPH CLOUGH 1732 KINGSTON 

A Copy of what was declar'd and delivered by Joseph Clough of 
Kingston a little before his death, his Speech So failing him, as 
that he was not Capable of Making a will. 



450 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

This Instrument May Serve to Certifye And declare that I Joseph 
Clough of Kingston being apprehensive that God is about to take 
Me away from My children by death, I putting Much trust and 
confidence in My beloved friends, My brother Cornelius Clough, 
and My Neighbour William Buzzel do commit My children to their 
Care and Inspection, And do Impovver thenf to take the care of 
them to See that they are at present provided for, and according as 
prudence shall direct to take care for their bringing up, Impower- 
ing these two My trusty and beloved friends to put them out into 
good families where they May be well brought up as in their 
prudence they shall think convenient when they come to be capa- 
ble to go forth to Trades In the Mean time taking care that they 
May be comfortably and carefully provided for by the Income And 
Improvement of My estate, this is what I think convenient to do 
as to the disposing of My Children, And do now Ratifye and 
declare this, And have hereunto Set My hand and Seal being in 
Rational capacity So to do, this twelfth day of October Anno Dom. 
1732. 

Sign'd, Seal'd, & declar'd In Joseph Clough 

presence of 

Ward Clark 

Eben. Webster 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Clough of Kingston, 

cordwainer, granted to Ezra Clough of Kingston, husbandman, 

Oct. i, 1732.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 12.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 23, 1732 ; amount, ^709.0.5 ; signed by John 
Svvett and William Buzzell ; attested by Ezra Clough, administra- 
tor, son of the deceased.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 10.] 

[Bond of Ezra Clough of Kingston, with John Svvett and Cor- 
nelius Clough as sureties, Dec. 1, 1732, for the administration of 
the estate; witnesses, William Buzzell and John Penhallow.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



451 



[Joseph Clough of Kingston, son of Joseph Clough, makes 
choice of William Buzzell of Kingston as his guardian March 7, 
I732/3-] 

[Mary Clough of Kingston, daughter of Joseph Clough, makes 
choice of William Buzzell of Kingston as her guardian, Oct. i, 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Oct. 16, 1733, signed by Wil- 
liam Buzzell, Cornelius Clough, and Andrew Webster ; witnesses, 
John Penhallow and Elizabeth Penhallow ; " Guardian for Mary 
Clough 14 years Joseph Clough 15 Obed h Clough 10 Children of 
Joseph Clough."] 

[Guardianship of Reuben Clough, aged twelve years, Elizabeth 
Clough, aged ten years, and Eove Clough, aged four years, child- 
ren of Joseph Clough of Kingston, granted to their uncle, Cornelius 
Clough, Oct. 16, 1733.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 24.] 

[Guardianship of Tabitha Clough, aged about nine years, 
daughter of Joseph Clough, granted to Andrew Webster of Kings- 
ton, Oct. 16, 1733.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 25.] 

[Guardianship of Joseph Clough of Kingston and Mary Clough, 
minors, aged more than fourteen years, and Obediah Clough, aged 
about ten years, children of Joseph Clough, granted to William 
Buzzell Oct. 16, 1733.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, P- I3-] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Oct. 16, 1733, signed by Cor- 
nelius Clough, William Buzzell, and Andrew Webster ; witnesses, 
John Penhallow and Elizabeth Penhallow ; " Guardian for Reuben 
Clough 12 years Eliz :i Clough 10 years Love Clough 4 years old, 
Children of Joseph Clough of Kingstown Dec d ."] 



452 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Oct. 16, 1733, signed by Andrew 
Webster, Cornelius Clough, and William Buzzell ; witnesses, John 
Penhallow and Elizabeth Penhallow ; (l Guardian for Tabatha 
Clough Aged 9 Years Daughter of Joseph Clough Dec d . n ] 

[Warrant, Feb. n, 1734/5, authorizing Ebenezer Stevens, 
Lieut. John Swett, and Joseph Greeley, all of Kingston, to report 
on the division of the estate among the children.] 

[Report, April 22, 1735, that the estate cannot be divided with- 
out damage ; signed by Ebenezer Stevens, John Swett, and Joseph 
Greeley.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 31, 1735, authorizing Ebenezer Stevens, Jere- 
mian Webster, gentleman, John Swett, John Darling, and Nathan 
Batchelder, yeomen, all of Kingston, to divide the estate, none of 
the heirs being willing to take the whole and pay the others.] 

Prov : of New Hamps : 

In Obedience to & Compliance with a Warrant from y e Court of 
Probates for y e Province afores d to us directed to Authorize & Im- 
power us to Divide the estate of Joseph Clough Late of Kingstown 
in s d Province Deceas'd Wee the Subscribers having been & viewed 
the Land & Buildings & according to the Best of our Judgment 
haveing regard to Quantity & Quality have Divided y e s d Estate 
into Ten parts & have set off to the Eldest son two parts & to the 
rest of the Children one part to Each Child as followeth viz : 

The I st Share to mercy in the Homestead & Bounded as follows 
beginning at y e South End at the Rode on the East side of y e s d 
Homestead Lott at y e South East Corner Bounds thereof & to Run 
5 Rods Westerly on the Rode to A stake & then Northerly the 
whole Length of y e s d Lott at the north End of which it is 5 & 
1/2 Rods wide being Bounded on y e north East Corner with the 
Bounds of y e s d Lott & North Westerly to A stake ; Laying on 
Land of Ebenezer Stevens on the East & to have a straight Line 
on y e West from stake to stake & Also to Run still northerly 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 453 

keeping y e same width through an addition of three acres Joyning 
thereto ; with 1/6 of y e House 

2 d & 3 d to Ezra in y e s d Homestead Lott, & Bounded Easterly 
on mercys share & Running Westerly on y e Rode Eleven Rods 
which is y e width of his two shares to a stake & then Running 
northerly y e whole Length of the Lot at y e north End of which 
it is 12 Rods wide & keeping y° width still northerly through y e 
s d three acres ; & his part in y e Buildings is 1/6 of y e House & 
y e whole Barn 

4 th to Mary, in the Homestead & Bounded at y e south end on 
Ezra's share & Running Westerly on y e Rod from his s d stake 
6 Rods 1/4 to a stake & then Running Northerly on Ezras shares 
y e whole length of y e s d Lot at y e north End of which it is 6 1/2 
Rods wide Bounded on a stake & to keep y e width running still 
northerly through y e s d Three Acres; & also 1/6 of y e House 

5 th to Obadiah in the Homestead & Bounded on Marys share & 
Running Westerly from her s d stake on y e Rode 6 1/4 Rods to a 
stake & then Running Northerly y e whole Length of y e s d Lot at 
y e north end of which it is 6 1/2 Rods wide to A stake & keeping 
y e width Running still northerly through y e s d three Acres ; & 
also 1/6 of y e House 

6 th to Tabitha ; in the Homestead & Bounded on Obadiahs share 
& Running Westerly on y e Rode his s d stake 6 1/4 Rods to a stake 
& then Running northerly y e whole length of y e s d Lott at the 
north end of which it is 6 3/4 Rods wide to A stake & keeping 
the width Running still Northerly through y e s d Three Acres ; & 
also 1/6 of y e House 

7 th to Elizabeth in the Homestead ; & Bounded on Tabitha's 
share & Running Westerly on the Rode 6 Rods & 5 feet to a 
stake & then Running Northerly y e whole length of y e s d Lott at 
the north end of which it is 6 1/2 Rods & 6 feet wide to a stake 
& keeping the width Running still northerly through y e s d three 
acres ; & also 1/6 of y e House 

8 th to Love part in the Homestead & on Elizabeth's share & 
Running Westerly on y e Rode 3 1/2 Rods & 2 1/2 feet to the 



454 N EW HAMPSHIRE WIIJ.S 

South West Corner Bounds of y c s d Lott & Running northerly y e 
whole length of y ,! s d Lott at the north end of which it is 4 Rods 
wide to the north West Corner Bounds of y 1 ' s d Lott & keeping 
y e width still Running northerly through y <l s d Three Acres ; & 
also 15 acres in y ,; upper second Division above y e Two Hund d 
Acre Grants y 1 ' 72 Lott in number in s (l Division ; & one Common 
Right 

9 th to Reuben 30 Acres in the upper west Division next Chester 
y° 53 Lott in number in s' 1 Division & 1/4 of y° north Grant so 
Called y ( '27 th Lott in number & 2 Common Rights 

10 th to Joseph 15 Acres in the Lower second division below the 
two Hund (1 Acres Grants the 62 Lott in number in s d Division & 
3/4 of the aboves (l north Grant y e 27 th Lot in number 
As witness our hands this 13 th day of January 1735/6 

Ebenezer Stevens 
John Darling 
Nathan Bachelder 
Jeremy Webster 
[Allowed Jan. 28, 1735/6.] 



CORNELIUS DRISCO 1732 NEWMARKET 

In the Name of God Amen. The tenth Day of October One 
thousand Seven hundered and thirty two I Cornelius Drisco, att 
lampper Ele River in Newmarkitt in the province of newhamp- 
shire farmer, Being Verry sick in Body * * 

Imprimus i give and Bequeath to mary my wife Beloved wife the 
whole of all my houses Barns and lands, out lands, with all the 
privilidges Belonging to the aforesaid houses and barns During her 
widow hood, or untill my sons Come of full age that is to say 
twenty one years, with all the Cows and Oxen att her disposeing 

Item i give and dispose to my two sons James drisco and Jere- 
miah Drisco all my houses and Barns, and lands, and one Right 
in gilmantown, and all the priviledges thereunto belonging, all 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS lj 455 

the timber and under wood orchards with all my part of mills 
and privilidges thereunto belonging, to be Equeally Devided be- 
tween the a fores' 1 James and Jeremiah Drisco, And all privilidges 
belonging to my said Esteate or hereafter may be when thy arive 
to twenty one years of age, and furthermore I will that if Either 
of my two Sons Dye without any Heir, that the surviveing son 
have The whole of my Esteate, with my full Right of Com'ons in 
Exetor. 

Item i give to my two Daughters mary Dinbo, and Kisiah all 
my moveables, to be Equeally Divided between my daughters that 
is to say what part Dinbo had to be in part for her half it being 
to the plesnre of mary my wife when to Dispose of said moveables 
During Her Widow hood. Given under my hand and seale the 
Day and year above writtin 

Witness present his 

Stephen : pendergast Cornelius X Drisco 

his mark 

George X Greer 
mark 

[Proved Jan. 21, 1732/3.] 

[Administration on the estate of Cornelius Drisco granted to his 
widow, Mary Drisco, Jan. 21, 1732/3, no executor being named 
in his will.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 135.] 

[Bond of Mary Drisco, widow, with Stephen Pendergast and 
George Greer, both of Exeter, as sureties, Jan. 21, 1732/3, for 
the administration of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and 
William Winkley.] 

[Inventory, April 16, 1733; amount, ^746.16.0; signed by 
John Smith and Sampson Doe.] 

[Citation, Jan. 19, 1740/1, to Mary Drisco of Newmarket, 



45 6 . NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

widow, to appear and render an account of her administration ; 
return signed by Joseph Gilmaii, constable.] 

[Warrant, April 29, 1741, authorizing Edward Hall, Richard 
Mattoon, Joseph Jenkins, Samuel Brackett, all of Newmarket, 
and Benjamin Smith of Durham, yeomen, to divide the estate 
among the widow and children.] 

Province of / Whereas we the Subscribers ware apointed (by 
New hamp e ) y° Honnorable Richard Waldron Esq r Judge of 
probates of wills & for granting Letters of administration) to Di- 
vide the Real Esteate of Corneleus Drsco Late of Newmrket in s d 

prvince Dece d Pursuant thereunto we have Divided the Said 

Real Esteate as follows We have sett off to mary Drisco the widdow 
of y° s a Dece d for her theird part of the Real Esteate of the Said 
Dece d twenty two acres of Land Bounded as follows begining at a 
Stake Standing In Durham Line twelve Rodes Distant westerly 
from y° Corner Elm tree Between m r Sampson Doe & Said Dece d 
& from y e afore said Stake it Runs South Seventy four Degrees 
west ten Rods to a Stake then from thence It Runs a Steight Line 
parallel to the Dividing Line between S d Doe & s d Dece d to Lam- 
perel River then it Runs westerly by S d River Seventeen Rods & 
one half Rod to an apple tree Spotted then north fifteen Degrees 
East Sixty Rods then north twenty nine Degrees West to the afore 
S d Durham Line then Said Durham Line the Bounds to the Stake 
first mentioned in part of s d twinty two acres the Remaining part 
of s d twenty two acres Begins at a Stake in Durham Line twenty 
four Rods Distant westerly from y e westerly Corner of y e first part 
of s d twenty two acres & Runs on a Streight Line South Eight 
Degrees west to Lamprel River then westerly By Lamperel River 
Seventeen Rods then on a Streight Line North twelve Degrees & 
one half Degree Easte to Durham Line afore s d then Easterly on 
Durham Line twelve Rods to y e Stake where it began & one third 

part of the house & Barn 

2ly We hae Satt off to James Drisco y e Eldest Son for his two 




Zlth of may A * no ^, .^ottmW /7y/ 

Jose/iA. JicdA-ins 
JBenycLTTXTTx S'm.x cyy 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 457 

Shres of two thirds of s d Real Esteate twenty two acres of Land 
in s (1 Esteate it being in two peaces one pace is in the feild & Con- 
tains Eight acres and is Bounded as follows Begining at y e Elm 
tree afre Said & Runs twelve Rods to the widdows thirds then 
y e widdows thirds is the Bounds on y e west Lamperel River on 
y e South and Land in y e possession of the Does on East to the 
Elm tree first Mentioned the other peace is in the pasture & 
Containg fourteen Acres & is Bounded as follors Begining at a 
Stake in Durham Line on y e west Side of y e westerly part of the 
widdows thirds & Runs twelve Rods to Lamperel River & S d 
River is the bounds on the west & South & the S d widdows thirds 
on y e East to y e Stake where it begin & two fifth parts of two 
thirds of the house & Barn — 

3ly We have Sett off to mary Sawyer for her one fifth part of 
two third of S d Esteate in S d Esteate Eleven acres of Land Bounded 
it as follows viz twenty four Rods on Durham Line it being & Ex- 
tending from one part of the widdows thirds to the other then 
Bounding on y e East Side of y e westerly peace of Land Set of to y e 
widdow Sixty two Rods then north Seventy Degrees Est ten Rods 
then South East twenty three Rods to a Stake then north ninteen 
Degrees west forty Seven Rods then north twenty nine Degrees 
west to Durham Line afore S d where it began & one half of three 
fifths of two thirds of the house & Barn — 

4ly We have Set off to Keziah wille wife of theodor willee for 
her fifth part of two thirds of S d Esteate all the Share Right & 
Propriety belonging or any ways appertaining to y e S d Dec d his 
Esteate in y° township of Exeter Excepting the home place here 
Divided and also one Right & Share in the town of gilmantown 

5ly We have Set off to Jeremiah Drisco for his fifth part of two 
thirds of Said Esteate Eleven acres of Land in S d Esteat & Bounded 
it as follows Begining at y e Land here set off to mary sawyer & 
Runs to Lamperel River S d Sawyers Land being y e Bounds on y e 
north & s d Lamprel River on y e South & y e widdows thirds on 
y e East & west & also one half of three fifths of two thirds of the 
house & Barn And in all this our Return (Keziah wille her part 



45 8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Exepted) we have Refarnce to a plan of S d Esteate given under 
our hand & Barring Date Equal with this Return given under our 
hands at Newmarket this 26 of May annoq Domini 1741 

Edward Hall 
Joseph Judkins 
Sam 11 Brackett 
Benjamin Smith 



JOSHUA LAIDLEY 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Dr. Joshua Laidley of Ports- 
mouth granted to William Dunlap of Worcester, Mass., Oct, 12, 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 17.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 12, 1732, authorizing Hugh Montgomery and 
Samuel Huey, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Bond of William Dunlap, with James Boyd and Hugh Mont- 
gomery, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, Oct. 13, 1732, for the 
administration of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and 
Thomas Hall.] 

[Inventory, signed by Hugh Montgomery and Samuel Huey ; 
amount, ^37.19.7 ; attested Oct. 12, 1732.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
^37.19.7 ; expenditures, ^42.6.6 ; allowed Oct. 16, 1732.] 



JOHN HALL 1732 

[Bond of Thomas Hall of Dover, with Archibald Smith and 
James Hall as sureties, Oct. 13, 1732, for the administration of the 
estate of his brother, John Hall ; witnesses, John Ayer and John 
Penhallow.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 459 

JOHN THOMPSON 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Thompson of Portsmouth, 
husbandman, granted to his widow, Sarah Thompson, Oct. 17, 

1732.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 42.] 

[Bond of Sarah Thompson, with John Wiley and Hugh Mont- 
gomery, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, Oct. 17, 1732, for the 
administration of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Mary 
Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 17, 1732, authorizing John Vincent and Samuel 
Huey, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory; amount, ^308.0.3 ; attested Nov. 15, 1732.] 



RICHARD WIBIRD 1732 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen. The nineteenth day of October, in 
the Year of Our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ one Thousand Seven 
hundred and thirty two. I Richard Wibird of Portsmouth in the 
Province of New Hampshire in New England Esq r and Merch', 
being Week in body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to Elizabeth my dearly beloved wife 
one third part of all the Goods and merchandize in the Shop and 
Cellar, She to trade in Company with my two sons Richard and 
Thomas or with either of them so long as they shall see cause 
so to do, and one third part of all the debts due to me she paying 
one third part of the debts due from me contracted since our Inter- 
marriage she viz 1 my said Wife Elizabeth to pay a Legacy of one 
hundred pounds in Goods at money Price unto Mehetabel Wain- 
wright when she shall arrive at eighteen Years of age or in six 
months after marriage which shall first happen, which legacy I 
Give and bequeath unto the said Mehetabel Wainwright, she my 



460 NEW HAMPSHIRE Willis 

said Wife to dispose of the remainder of the said Third of shop 
Goods and merchandize, and of ye debts due to me and the Gains 
thereof, except what she shall have occasion to spend) amongst 
my Children and Grandchildren at her death as she shall see meet. 
Item I Give and bequeath to my said Wife the one third part of 
all my household Goods and furniture to dispose of as she pleas- 
eth. I Give and bequeath the other two thirds of all my house- 
hold Goods and furniture to my two sons Richard and Thomas to 
be equally divided between them. Item I Give and bequeath to my 
son Richard Wibird the piece of land I bought of Richard Jose 
Excepting the house where M r Matthew Bradford Now liveth and 
the Garden there as now fenced in. I also Give and bequeath the 
said Piece of land bought of S d Jose to the Heirs and assigns of 
my son Richard. Item I Give and bequeath to my well beloved 
Brother Antony Wibird Ten pounds sterling to put him into 
mourning and A Guinea to buy him a Ring. Item I Give and 
bequeath unto the Daughter of my Brother Antony Ten pounds 
sterling to put her into Mourning and a Guinea to buy her a Ring. 
Item my will is that my Executors as soon as conveniently may 
be after my decease sell the Cedar swamp & land belonging to it, 
and the produce there of to be put out at Interest and that my 
Grandson Antony Wibird son of my son John wibird Deceased, 
be allowed ten pounds per Year out of the principal or Interest or 
both, till he shall enter into College or is sixteen Years of age 
which shall first happen and that he be maintained and supported 
out of the produce of y e same from his Entering into College till 
he shall take his degree of Bachellor of Arts, in case he shall be 
judged capable of learning and shall enter the College & take his 
first degree in four year after entry as usuall, the remainder, if any 
be, to be equally divided amongst my Children and Grandchildren, 
and in case he should not be capable of learning y e whole to be so 
divided. Item I Give and bequeath to my Grandaughter Sarah 
Wentworth the lot of land in the Glebe land and the house there 
on Wherein my son in law Hunking Wentworth now lives and to 
the Heirs and assigns of my said Grandaughter. Item I Give and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS % 46 1 

bequeath unto my two Grand children viz 4 Antony Wibird and 
Sarah Went worth the sum of fifteen hundred pounds apiece, be- 
sides what their father and Mother have already had and what I 
have already given them, to be payd them in manner following 
that is' to say, the money to be raised out of my out lands in all 
the new towns if need be or out of any of them as shall be most 
convenient, and to be payd them by my two sons Richard and 
Thomas in equal parts, My Grand son Antony to receive his fif- 
teen hundred pounds when he shall arrive at twenty one Years of 
age and my Grandaughter sarah to receive her fifteen hundred 
pounds when she shall arrive at eighteen years of age or at day of 
Marriage which shall first happen, No Interest to be allowed 
either of them till the legacy becomes due according to the time of 
payment above mentioned, but in Case my Grandson Antony 
Shall dy before he arrives at twenty one Years of age or my Gran- 
daughter before eighteen Years old or day of Marriage then my 
will is that his or her part or both their parts if both should so 
dy, be equally divided between my two sons Richard and Thomas 
And in Case Any Person or Persons who Claim or shall claim 
under Mason Should recover the out lands in the new Towns then 
My Will is that my Two Grand Children have but twelve hund- 
red pounds a piece to be payd them in manner as aforesaid. Item 
I Give and bequeath unto my Good friend Mrs. Hannah Bradford 
Wife of M r Matthew Bradford the sum of ten pounds. Item I Give 
and Bequeath unto Mary Barns the sum of five pounds for her 
Extra service to and Care of me. Item I Give and Bequeath to my 
two sons Richard and Thomas the Residue and Remainder of my 
Estate not already disposed of, both real and Personal wheresoever 
it is or may be found, and to their Heirs and assigns to be equally 
divided between my said two sons. And I do Constitute make 
and ordain my true and well beloved wife Elizabeth Richard Wald- 
ron Esq' and my Son Richard Wibird to be Executors of this my 
last Will and Testament, Desireing that they would be carefull to 
have this my last Will and Testament fullfilled and complyed with, 
And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every 



462 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

other former Testaments Wills and I y egacys, bequests and Execu- 
tors by me in any ways, before this time named, willed and be- 
queathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last 
Will and Testament. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set 
my hand and seal the day & year above written 

Signed sealed, published and R. Wibird 

declared and pronounced by the 
Said Richard Wibird as his last 
Will and Testament in presence 
of us y e Subscribers 

Hen Sherburne 

Jo s Peirce 

W m Parker jun r 

[Proved April 25, 1733.] 

[Richard Waldron declines to act as one of the executors April 
24, I733-] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Sept. 3, 1733, signed by Rich- 
ard Wibird and Thomas Wibird.] 



JEREMIAH WALFORD 1732/3 NEWCASTLE 

In the Name of God Amen. I Jeremiah Walford of New-Castle 
in New-hampshire Husbandman being Aged * * * 

2 Secondly — I do give and bequeath unto my beloved Wife 
Elizabeth Walford all my Estate both real and personall of what 
nature and Kind soever (She paying all my Just debts and funeral 
charges) forever That is ; for her own proper use & behoofe, to 
Sell or dispose of it as She Shall See fit for her Comfortable Sup- 
port & Maintenance & at her decease to dispose of it to whom She 
Shall See fit for her handsome and decent burial. And I do likewise 
Constitute and Appoint She my Said Wife Elizabeth Walford to 
be my Sole Executrix of this my last will & Testament ratified & 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 463 

publishing pronouncing it to be my last Will & Testament at 
New-Castle this Thirteenth day of January Anno Domini one 
Thousand Seven hundred & thirty two three : In the Sixth Year 
of the reign of our soverign Lord King George the Second by y e 
Grace of God King of Great Brittain &c 

Signed, Sealed publish'd pro- Jeremiah 

nounc'd and declar'd to be my his X mark 

last will and Testament in the Walford 

presents of us 

Joseph Jackson 

Benjamin Jackson 

Joseph Newmarch 

[Proved May 2, 1733.] ; 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Elizabeth Walford, 
Joseph Jackson, and Thomas Mazet ; witnesses, John Penhallow 
and Joseph Newmarch.] 



WILLIAM KNIGHT 1732/3 

[Inventory of the estate of William Knight, who died Feb. 5, 
1 730/1 ; amount, ^3292.16.7 ; signed by Hunking Wentworth and 
Tobias Langdon ; attested by Deborah Knight, widow and admin- 
istratrix, Jan. 11, 1732/3.] 



HENRY WADLEIGH 1732/3 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Wadleigh of Exeter 
granted to Joseph Wadleigh of Hampton Feb. 20, 1732/3.] 

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

[Bond of Joseph Wadleigh of Hampton, with Robert Rowe and 
Ebenezer Sinclair as sureties, Feb. 20, 1732/3, for the administra- 
tion of the estate of Henry Wadleigh of Exeter ; witnesses, John 
Penhallow and John Watts,] 



4 6 4 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Feb. 20, 1732/3, authorizing John Lord and Daniel 
Thing, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate of Henry Wadleigh, 
administration of which is granted to his son, Joseph Wadleigh, 
the widow renouncing administration.] 

[Inventory, March 8, 1732/3; amount, ,£129.0.0 ; signed by John 
Lord and Daniel Thing.] 

[Warrant, June 3, 1734, authorizing John Lord and Daniel 
Thing, both of Exeter, to appraise additional property to be ex- 
hibited to them by Samuel Magoon, one of the heirs.] 

[Additional inventory of the estate of Ensign Henry Wadleigh, 
Sept. 2, 1734; amount, ,£391.15.0; signed by John Lord and 
Daniel Thing.] 



PETER VARNEY 1732/3 DOVER 

In the Name of God A men March ye Second Anno Domone 
one thosand seven hundred & thirty two I Petter Verney of Dover 
in New hamshier in New England Being Sick in body * 

Imprimis I Give and bequeath unto my Loving Wife Sarah 
Verney one beed and the furnetur there unto belonging as Curtains 
Sheets blanketts pillow Coverled one Cowe with her pastering and 
Wintering and allso two Swne and two Sheep to be Wintered on 
my place during her Natural life and fifteen bushels of Corue to be 
found her yerely and allso one half my dweling house in Ever 
Respect and to be found with fire wood Convent for her at all 
times 

Item I give unto my Daughter Sarah twety pound in money 
within one yere after my deses 

Item I give unto my Daughter Rachel Eighteen pound in 
money to be paid within one yere after my deses 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 465 

Item I give unto my Daughter Susanna fifteen pound in money 
to be paid within two yere after my Dess 

Item I give unto my Daughter Ledy fifteen pound in money to 
be paid within two yere after my dess 

Item I give unto my Sun Joseph twenty Shillings and the heirs 
of my Sun Benjamin twenty Shillings in money all Said legacys 
to be paid out of my Estate by my Executor 

Item I give unto my Sun Moses Vereney after my Just debts 
and Legecys are paid all the Remainder of my Estate lands Chat- 
tels what So Ever here wher I Now dwell or Else where 

And I do here make and appoint my well beloved sun Moses 
Verney full and sole Executor of this my last Will and testament 
here by Revoking disnnulling and making Void all former wills 
and bequests by me made and declaring this only to be my will 
and testament In Wittness whereof I have here unto seet my 
hand and seal the day and yere above said March ye twenteth 
Seventh day 

Signed Sealed & delivred In Peter Varney 

persents of Us 

Joseph austin 

hatevil hall 

Robert Evens 

[Proved May 18, 1732.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 14, 1732 ; amount, ^419.13.0; signed by John 
Canney and Robert Evans.] 



JAMES HUNTER 1732/3 BOSTON MASS. 

[Elizabeth Hunter, daughter of James Hunter of Boston, Mass., 
makes choice of James Rogers of Londonderry as her guardian 
March 6, 1732/3 ; witnesses, John Douglass and John Mac- 
Murphy.] 

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466 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Guardianship of Elizabeth Hunter, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, daughter of James Hunter of Boston, Mass., 
granted to James Rogers of Londonderry March 10, 1732/3.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 107.] 

[Guardianship of Agnes Hunter, aged about eight years, Mary 
Hunter, aged six years, and James Hunter, aged four years, chil- 
dren of James Hunter of Boston, Mass., laborer, granted to John 
MacMurphy of Londonderry March 10, 1732/3.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 108.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, March 10, 1732/3, signed by 
James Rogers, Alexander Wiley, and David McFarland ; witnesses, 
John MacMurphy and John Watts.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, March 10, 1732/3, signed by 
John MacMurphy, Alexander Wiley, and David McFarland ; wit- 
nesses, John Penhallow and John Watts ; endorsed *' M r Jn° Mac- 
murpheys Bond of Guardianship for James Hunters Three Child- 
ren, Viz 1 Agnis Mary & James Hunter."] 

[Warrant, March 12, 1732/3, authorizing James McKeen, John 
Archibald, John Wallace, Jesse Christy, and Patrick Douglass, all 
of Londonderry, to divide the estate among the six surviving 
children, Adam Hunter, John Hunter, Elizabeth Hunter, Agues 
Hunter, Mary Hunter, and James Hunter.] 

[Mary Campbell acknowledges receipt, Dec. 1, 1733, of ^75.0.0 
in full for her interest in the estate of her former husband, James 
Hunter.] 

Portsm Dec r 7 th 1733 Then John Archibald, John Wallis, & 
Jesse Christee Made Oath that they Divided the within Land to 
the Heirs of James Hunter Dec d According to the Best of their 
Knowledge without favour or affection Leaving a Road between 
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two Rod wide, w ch was Agreed upon by all the partys — w cU Roads 
are to be Laid out with the most Conveniency to pass from one 
Division to Another ; all w ch is allowed & approved of 
John Penhallow Benj a Gambling 

Reg r Judge of Probate &c 

Province of } Portsm Dec r 7 th 1733, Then John Archibald 

New Hainps r j John Wallis, & Jessee Christee Made Oath that 

they Divided the Within Meadow Among the Children of James 

Hunter Dec d to the Best of their Knowledge without favour or 

affection, w ch Divisions are allow'd & approved of 

John Penhallow Benj a Gambling 

Reg r Judge of Probate &c : 



DAVID MOULTON 1732/3 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of David Moulton of Hampton 
granted to Jabez Smith of Hampton March 17, 1732/3.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 222.] 

[Bond of Jabez Smith, with Nathaniel Peabody and Joseph 
Moulton, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, March 17, 1732/3, for 
the administration of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and 
John Watts.] 

[Warrant, March 17, 1732/3, authorizing Josiah Moulton and 
Peter Johnson, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of the estate of David Moulton, who died Feb. 15, 
1732/3 ; amount, ^379.14.0 ; signed by Josiah Moulton and Peter 
Johnson; attested April 10, 1732.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, April, 1733, signed by Jabez 
Smith, Josiah Moulton, and Peter Johnson ; witnesses, John Pen- 
hallow and William Winkley ; (( This is a Bond of Guardianship 



468 NEW IkAMPSHIRE WILLS 

That Jabez Smith Esq r Gives in behalf of Jane Moulton & Jer a 
Moulton Children of David Moulton of Hampton Deed : under 
14 years old."] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate of David Moulton of 
Hampton, blacksmith, by Jabez Smith, administrator; receipts, 
^191.1.1; expenditures, ^106.18.9; allowed Oct. 25, 1738, and 
ordered that the balance be paid to the oldest son and four other 
children ; mentions a daughter, Mary.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 389.] 



JESSE THOM 1733 

[Administration on the estate of Jesse Thorn, an Indian, granted 
to Benjamin Rust of Portsmouth, innholder, April 10, 1733.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 117.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Rust, with Hugh Montgomery and Edward 
Polly, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, April 10, 1733, for the 
administration of the estate.] 



JOHN THOMPSON 1733 DURHAM 

In the name of God amen the twelth Day of aprel one thousand 
saven hundred and thirty three I John Tompson sen of the town 
of Durham in the Provnce of new hampshear in new England 
Carpenter being aged and weak in body * * * 

i appoynt and order that this part of my Estate whear on i now 
Dwel may be to the Improvement of my wife Sarah Tompson Dur- 
ing all the time of her Life ; and all my moveabel Estate I Give to 
my wife to be at her Desposal as she shall pleas I Give unto my 
son John Tompson the one half of my Land in Length on the north 
Side of the mast parth at folletts swamp at the uperend next to 
Liu" Joseph Jonesis Land to him that is to say John Tompson 



M 

NEW HAMPSHIRE WlIXS 469 

and bis liars for Ever and the other half of said Land I Give and 
bequeath unto my son Robert tompson to him and his hairs for 
Ever as he allrady hath it by a Dead of Gift : Furthemore 1 Give 
unto my son Jonathan Tompson all my Land which I have at 
Folletts swamp on the south side of the mast parth whear he now 
Dwels to him and his hairs for Ever I also Give unto my son Jon- 
athan all my privelige that I have at littel River mil to be his 
after my Deseas : Furthermore I Give and bequeath unto my son 
Robert Tompson all my lands whare I now Dwel to be his and 
his hairs for Ever after my Deseas and after the Deseas of his 
mother Further more I Give unto Each of my Dafters twenty 
pounds Cash namely to my Dafter sarah hil or hir hairs twenty 
pounds and to my Dafter mary Stevens twenty pounds or to her 
hairs and to my Dafter hannah Stevens or her hairs twenty pounds 
and to my Dafter Elizabeth Clark or her hairs twenty pounds Cash 
all which leagusis i Do order and appoynt my son Robart Tomp- 
son to pay unto his sisters as before named within two year after 
my and his mothers Deseas i Likewise Constitute order and ap- 
poynt my son Robart Tompson to be my sole Executer of This my 
Last will and testement and I Do heareby utterly Dissalow revoke 
Disannul all and Every other former Testements wills Legacies 
and bequests and Executors By rne in any ways before named 
willed and bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other 
to be my Last will and testament in witness whareof i have hear 
unto set my hand and seal the Day and year Above written signed 
sealed Published Pronounced and Declared by the said John 
Tompson as his 

Last will and testament In the John Tom Son 

presence of us the Subscribers 

Edward Woodman 

Benjamin Stevens 

Arkles Woodman 

[Proved July 24, 1734.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, July 24, 1734, signed by Robert 



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fl 



Thompson, Edward Woodman, and Archelans Woodman ; wit- 
nesses, John Penhallow and Nathaniel Shannon.] 



JOHN BARTON 1733 GOSPORT 

In the name of God amen The Sixteenth day of April in the 
Year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred & thirty three I 
John Barton of Gosport alias Star Island in the province of New 
Hampshire in New England Fisherman * * * 

Item I give and Bequeath unto Martha my Dearly beloved wife 
the sums to be Rais'd or Levy'd out of my Estate, togather with 
all my houses & Lands Goods & moveables, whom I Likewise 
constitute make & Ordain my only & Sole Executrix of this my 
last will and Testament, by her freely to be possessd and Enjoy'd, 
and I do hereby utterly disallow Revoke and disannul all & Every 
other former Testament, wills & Legacys, Bequests & Execut rs by 
me in any ways before this time named, willd and Bequeath'd, 
Ratyfying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will 
and Testament In Wittness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand 
and Seal, the Day and Year above written 

Signed, Sealed & Declared by John Barton 

said John Barton as his Last will 
& Testament in the presence of 
us the Subscribers 

Richard Talpye 

Gibbens mace 

Thomas Lambert 

[Proved Oct. 18, 1733.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Oct. 18, 1733, signed by Martha 
Barton, Thomas Lambert, and Richard Talpey ; " The above is a 
bond that Martha Barton Gives to fulfill her Husband's John Bar- 
tons Will."] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 47 1 

ABRAHAM BLAIR 1733 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God amen, the first Day of may one thousand 
Seven Hundred and thirty three, I Abraham Blair of London- 
derry Within his maj tes province of new Hampshire in new Eng- 
land Husbandman being very Sick & Weak in body * * * 

Imprimus I Give and bequeath to to my Son in Law Will m 
Thomson after all Debts and funarall Charges is paid, Sixteen 
pounds in Bils of Credit, and to his Wife my Doughter Hanna 
Thomson, out of s cl money as much as will buy her a Good Cam- 
lat Rideing Hood and triming for it, and alewtstring Hood out of 
my Estate and my Chist also to be Given to my Doughter Hanna 

Item and I Give and bequeath to my Doughter Sarah Blair out 
of my Estate Fifteen pounds in Bils of Credit and my Large Bible 
and a pot and pot hooks and tramell 

Item and I Give to my Doughter Lydia Blair in Bils of Credit 
twelve pounds out of my Estate 

Item and I Give to my Doughter Jenat Blair in Bils of Credit 
ten pounds out of iny Estate 

Item and I Give to my Doughter Mary Blair twenty Shi lls in 
Bils of Credit out of my Estate. 

Item and I Give to my Wife five Shi lls if Required Besides what 
She has all ready Gott 

Item and I Give to my two Grand Children in Ireland, that is 
to Say my Son David Blairs two Children ten pounds in bils of 
Credit out of my Estate (viz) Hanna and Elisabeth Blair 

Item and I Give to my Cousen Sam 11 inurdock's two twins 
Thomas and Lydia twenty Shi lls out of my Estate 

Item and I allow my Cloaths to be Sold, and the prise of them 
to be laid out for Cloathing of my Grandson's David and James 
Thomson. 

and I Likewise Constitute make and ordain my Doughter Sarah 
Blair to be my Sole Exacutrix of this my last will and Testament 
and do Hereby utterly Disallow revoke and Disanull all and Every 
other Testaments Wills Legacies and Bequeasts and Exac rs by me 



472 new Hampshire: wills 

in anyways before named Willed and Bequeathed Ratifying & 
Confirming this & no other to be my last Will and Testament I 
Witness Whereof I Have Hereunto Set my Hand & Seal the Day 
& year above Writen. 

Signed Sealed published pro- his 

nownced and Declared by me the Abraham A : B : Blair 

Said Abraham Blair as his last mark 

Will and Testament in the pres- 
ence of us the Subscribers 

Patrick Taggart 

Robert moreson Jun r 

John Macmurphy 

[Proved June 6, 1734.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, June 5, 1734, signed by Sarah 
Blair, John MacMurphy, and Robert Morrison, Jr. ; witnesses, 
John Penhallow and Joseph Penhallow.] 



DANIEL WEARE 1733 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Weare of Hampton 
granted to Mrs. Mary Weare May 8, 1733.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 258.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 8, 1733, authorizing Jonathan Fifield and Benja- 
min Green, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate of Daniel 
Weare of Hampton, administration of which is granted to his 
widow, Mary Weare.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 28, 1733; amount, ^1215.5.7; signed by 
Jonathan Fifield and Benjamin Green.] 

[Bond of Mary Weare, with Jonathan Fifield and Benjamin 
Green as sureties, Sept. n, 1733, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, John Penhallow and Archibald Stark.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 473 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of personal estate, ,£332.3.5; expenditures, ^124.8.6; 
allowed Jan. 26, 1736/7; mentions "bring up Several of the In- 
testates Children until y e Age of Seven Years Viz 

"Daniel Wear 2 Years being 5 Years of age at the Death of his 
Father" 

"D° Joseph another of the Intestate's Children 3 1/2 Years 
Since y e Death of his Father" 

U D° Nathan anoth r of the Said Intestates Children who was 
born after the Death of his Father & liv'd 2 1/2 Years."] 

[Warrant, July 25, 1753, authorizing Samuel Palmer, John 
Smith, and Josiah Moulton, all of Hampton, Abraham Dow and 
Deacon Jonathan Fifield, both of Hampton Falls, to divide the 
real estate.] 

Province of / Pursuant to a Warrant to us Directed from 
New Hampshire ) the Hon ble Andrew Wiggin Ksq r Judge of the 
Probate of Wills &c for said Province Bearing Date the 25 th of 
July 1753. To Divide the Real Estate of Daniel Wear late of 
Hampton falls in Said Province yeoman Deceas'd Intestate. 

We have Divided Said Estate to & among Mary now the Wife 
of Thomas Wiggin of Stretham in Said Province Gent. & her two 
Sons viz Joseph Taylor Wear & Daniel Wear Equally (that is to 
Say) one fifth & one third of two fifths to Each & have set off 
Each Share by Metes & Bounds as follows viz to the Said Mary 
the South West Room & Chamber in the Dwelling house One 
third part of the Cellar being the middle part and One third part 
of the Barn meaning the middle part also One Acre & three 
Quarters of Land part of the Homested Beginning at a certain 
Stake Standing by Jonathan Gove's Land Seven Rods & half from 
the high Way thence to Run Westerly by Said Gove's Land Seven 
Rods & half thence Northerly till it comes to Land of Deacon 
Weare thence Easterly Six Rods and from thence Southerly to the 
Place where it Began also twenty two Acres & forty nine Rods of 



474 N ^ w HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Land in HamptonfalJs at a place called Newfound Hill Bounded 
as follows viz Beginning at a certain Stake Standing on the North- 
erly Side of horse Hill Road so called thence Riming Easterly 
partly by Said Road & partly by Land of Li fee Merril forty one 
Rods & a Quarter thence Northerly upon a Strait Line Eighty 
Seven Rods thence Westerly forty One Rods & a Quarter and from 
thence Southerly Eighty five Rods to the place first mentioned 
also One Piece of Salt Marsh in South Hampton being One half 
of a ten Acre Lot Bounded Easterly by the River Northerly by 
Marsh of John Gove Westerly by the farm Marsh so called & 
Southerly by Marsh of Jonathan Brown also One Acre of Salt 
Marsh in Hampton falls Bounded Easterly by marsh herein after 
alloted to Joseph Taylor Wear Westerly by marsh herein after 
alloted to Daniel Wear Northerly & Southerly by Brown's River 
so called To the Said Joseph Taylor Wear the Rooms in the 
Northerly Side of Said Dwelling house One third part of the Cel- 
lar meaning the Easterly Side and one third part of the Barn viz 
the Westerly Side also One Acre & three Quarters of Laud part of 
Said Homested Bounded Easterly by Land Alloted to the Said 
Mary Northerly & Westerly by Land of Deacon Weare and South- 
erly by Land of Said Gove also nine acres and three Quarters of 
Land Situate in Hamptonfalls part of the lower Pasture so called 
Bounded Easterly by Said Horse hill Road Northerly by Land 
herein Alloted to the Said Daniel Westerly by Laud of John Green 
& Southerly by Land of Thomas Brown — 

Also Eleven Acres One hundred and twelve Rods of Land at 
Said Newfound Hill Beginning at a Maple tree Standing at the 
North East Corner of Said MerriPs Land thence to Run North 
two Degrees East ninety Rods thence Westerly twenty One Rods 
& a quarter to a Stake thence Southerly by Land of the Said Mary 
till it comes to the Said Merrils Land and from thence Easterly to 
the tree first mentioned also that Piece of Thatch Ground & flats 
at the Steep Banks so called Beginning at the North East Corner 
of Nathanael Healey\s Marsh thence to Run Southerly by Said 
Healey's Marsh twenty two Rods & from the Said Healey's Marsh 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 475 

to Run Easterly carrying the weadth of twenty two Rods till it 
comes to the main River also three quarters of an Acre of Salt 
Marsh in Hampton falls Bounded Easterly by Marsh of Abraham 
Dow in part & by Brown's River in part Northerly by Said River 

& Southwesterly by Marsh of the Said Mary 

To the Said Daniel Wear the South East Room & Chamber in 
Said Dwelling house One third part of the Cellar being the Wes- 
terly side and One third part of the Barn viz the Easterly Side also 
One Acre & three quarters of Land part of Said Homested Bounded 
Easterly by a high Way Northerly by Land of Deacon Wear West- 
erly by Land of the Said Mary & Southerly by the Said Gove's 
Land — also nine acres & three quarters of Land part of Said lower 
pasture Bounded Easterly by Said horse hill Road Northerly by 
hogpen Road so called Westerly by Land of the Said Green and 
Southerly by Land Alloted to the Said Joseph Taylor also thirteen 
Acres & Sixty Six Rods of Land at Said New found Hill Bounded 
Easterly by Land Alloted to the Said Mary Northerly by another 
Range of Lots Westerly by Land of Jonathan Brown & Southerly 
by Said Road — also One Piece of Salt Marsh in South Hampton 
Bounded Northerly & Westerly by Marsh by Samuel Dow & 
Southerly by Marsh of John Gove — also One Acre of Salt Marsh 
in Hampton falls Bounded as follows viz Easterly by the River in 
part & by marsh of the Said Mary in part Northerly by Said River 
and Southerly by Marsh of the Widow Philbrick — Reserving a 
Way One Rod wide from the Road to the Barn On the Southerly 
Side of the Dwelling house with a Way of One Rod wide round 
Said house & Barn for the Benefit of theafores d Persons also a Way 
One Rod wide from Said horse hill Road by Land of the Said 
Merril to the Land Alloted to the Said Joseph Taylor Wear also 
a Priviledge for Each of the afores d Persons to pass & Repass to 

& from their Respective parts of the Cellar 

May 26 th 1753. 

Jon* Fifield ) 
Abraham Dow > Committee 
John Smith ) 



476 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

MOSES ROWELL 1733 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Moses Rowell of Kingston 
granted to Jemima Rowell of Kingston, widow, May 22, 1733.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 253.] 

[Warrant, May 22, 1733, authorizing William Boynton and 
Ralph Blaisdell, both of Kingston, to appraise the estate of Moses 
Rowell, administration of which is granted to his widow, Jemima 
Rowell.] 

[Inventory, May 22, 1733 ; amount, ^189.11.6 ; signed by Wil- 
liam Boynton and Ralph Blaisdell.] 

[License to the administratrix, Sept. 13, 1736, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 211.] 



DANIEL LUCAS 1733 NOTTINGHAM 

In the name of God, amen, I Daniell Luckas of Nottingham 
in the Province of New Hampshire in Newingland being in good 
health of body * * " * 

Item I give unto my beloved sonnes James Luckas Thomas 
Luckas & Andrew Luckas all the Land that Lys in the third di- 
vision and in the fourth and Last Division belonging to me, that 
is to say one hundred in the third division and seventy eight in 
the Last Division they being part of the right following the home 
Lott Lying in fish street N° five the aforesaid hundred ackers and 
seventy eight to be equally divided amongst the s d James and 
Thoames & Andrue Luckas & 

Item I give unto my beloved sonne John Luckas the sume of 
ten shillings and noe more & 

Item I give unto my beloved sonne William Luckas the sume 
of ten Shillings and noe more & 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 477 



Item I give unto my beloved Sonne be the Law Neall m'Gaghe 
and his wife Jean m'Gaghe aless Luckas my Daughter ten shil- 
lings and noe more 

Item I give unto my Grand Daughter Mary Randell the sume of 
twelfh pound ore goods to the value of sd twelfh pound at the 
Discreation of my exectuor & 

Item I give unto my beloved sonne Audrue Luckas over and 
above what is mentioned befor to him the one half of my Cows 
with the half of the increass he taking Care of the whole soe long 
as it pleaseth God to spare his mother in this world 

All the rest and residue of my personall Estate Goods & Chat- 
tells whatsoeever I doe give and bequeath unto my Loving and 
faithfull wife Barbara Luckas who I ordaine my full and sole Ex- 
ecutor of this my Last will and testament 

And I Doe hereby revoke Disannull and make void all former 
will and testaments by me heretofore made In wittness whereof I 
the said Daniell Luckas to this my Last will and testament have 
sett my hand and seall this fiveth Day of June one thousand seven 
Hundred & thirty three and in the sixth year of the reign of our 
Soveran Lord Georg the second King of Great Britan France & 
Irland &c 

Wittness present his 

his Daniell X Luckas 

David X Morrisson mark 

mark 
his mark 
William X Morrisson 
James Harvey 
[Proved July 17, 1734.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, July 17, 1734, signed by Bar- 
bara Lucas, David Morrison, and William Morrison ; witnesses, 
Theodore Atkinson and John Penhallow.] 



478 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

DAVID CARGILL 1733 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God Amen I David Cargill of Londonderry in 
his Majesties Province of New Hampshire in New England, be- 
ing, through the Abundant Mercy and goodness of God tho weak 
in Body * 

To my Dear and Loving wife I Leave the free use and full power 
to Dispose of all my real and personal Estate paying to Each of 
my Sons (Viz) John and David and to Each of my Seven Daugh- 
ters (Viz) Elizabeth, Marion, Annis, Jean, Mary, Margret and 
Martha ten Shilings New England Curancy, — 

My Son David I Hereby Constitute and apoint the Executor of 
this my Last will and testament, hereby revoking and Disanuling, 
all and any other by me formerly made — Witness my Hand and 
Seal this Nintenth Day of June Anno : Domini 1733 

Signed Sealed published pro- David Cargill 

nounced and declared by me the 
Said David Cargill to be my Last 
will and Testament in presence of 

William french 

John Macmurphy 

David Hunter 

[Proved May 25, 1734.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, May 25, 1734, signed by David 
Cargill, John MacMurphy, and David Hunter; witnesses, John 
Penhallow and Nathaniel Shannon.] 



WILLIAM AYERS 1733 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God : Amen, the twentieth Day of June seven- 
teen hundred thirty and three, I William Eayers of Londonderey 
in his majesties province of newhampshier in newengland, being 
verey sick and weke of body 

Imprimis. I Give to Margret my beloved wife all my homesteed 
with the improvements upon itd uering her naturall life, and my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS \] 479 

will is that affter my wifes deces my home steed afore said to 
gather with all the improvements thereon, shall be Kqualy devided 
between my two youngist and beloved sons Samuel and Frances 
and also all my meddow Except peney purs meddow 

Itim I Give and bequeth unto my beloved wife all my personal 
or moveable Estate, duering her natural life one third of my per- 
sonall Estate to be at my wifes Dispousing, the remaindure to 
return to my two youngest sons samuel and frances at my wifes 
Deces 

Itim if their be any undevided lands yet to be laid out to my 
lott in this town, my will is that my son William shall have so 
mutch of that land as will make him Equal in number of acres to 
what I have Given to my son James, and the rest if aney be I 
give to my two youngest sons samuel and frances 

Itim I Give to James McCurdy one ox which he hath now in 
his Custedy, and allso twenty shillings in money 

Item I Give unto Charles Stewart one Cow and Calf 

Itim I Give unto my son James that peace of meddow which 
goes by the name of peney purs meddow 

I Do likewise Constitute make and ordain John Goffe Esqr and 
M r John McClurg to be my sole Executors of this my last will 
and testament, and I do hereby uteri y Disalow revoke and Dis- 
anul, all and every other Testaments wills legacies and bequests, 
and Executors by me in aney ways before named willed and be- 
quethed ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last 
will and Testament in wittness whereof I have hereunto set my 
hand and seal the Day and year above written 

Signed Sealed published pro- William Eayers 

nounsed and Dcclaired by the 
said William Eayers as his last 
will and testament in the presence 
of us, 

Thomas m c Clary 

John Durham 

Allexander Craige 



4 8 ° NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

memorandum I that there is ten acres of Land which Lyes Be- 
twixt son williams Land and son Jameses Land In moose hill begin 
ing att y e 14 acre brook and runing 100 rods up the hill not Laid 
of yett which is to be Laid of Jamess side which Land I do be- 
queath to my beloved wife margrett to be att her disposall as she 
shall see Cause as wittness my hand this 22 th of Jan : 1734/5 

I do order that James m c Curdy & Charles Stuart shall have 
each of them five pound to be paied att y e end of three years or 
sooner if it Can be had as wittness my hand this 26 th day of inarch 
1735 

William Eayers 

[Proved Feb. 23, 1742/3, and administration granted to his son, 
Samuel Ayers of Londonderry, yeoman, the executors declining 
to act.] 

[John Goffe and John McClurg, named as executors of the will, 
renounce the executorship, Jan. 27, 1742/3.] 

[Inventory, signed by James Moore and Samuel Rankin ; 
amount, ^267.15.0; attested April 27, 1742.] 



WILLIAM COTTON 1733 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God amen I William Cotton of Portsmouth in 
the Province of New Hampshire in New England Husbandman 
being in an advanced age * * * 

Item I Give & bequeath to my Dearly beloved wife the use & 
Improvement of my Now Mansion House & all my Lands Dure- 
ing her Natural Life : And all my Neat Cattle : Sheep Swine Im- 
plements of Husbandrye and Houshold Stuff : I Give absolutely 
to my Said wife and to her Disposal for ever 

Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Elizabeth Fur- 
nald and to her Executors Administrators & Assignes fifty Pounds 
to be paid by my Executor within two years after my Decease and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 48 1 

Eight bushels of aples yearely Dureing her Natueral Life & the 
Sumering a Cow and her Seat in the meating house or in my pue 
Dureing her Widdowhood 

Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter abigail Har- 
dison and to herheirs Executors Administrators & Assignes five 
pounds to be paid by my Executor within two years after my 
Decease 

Item I Give and bequeath to the Children of my beloved 
Daught r Mary Greendleif Deceased fifty pounds to be paid Equaly 
Divided among them and to be paid by my Executor as they Shall 
Come of Age that is to Say the Males at twenty one and the females 
at Eighteen years of Age or Marry Provided Nevertheless I do not 
Require my Said Executor to make any of the Said payments un- 
till two years after my Decease altho any of the said Children 
Should Marry or Come of Age before the said two yeares Shall be 
Expired And further it is My will that if one or more of the Said 
Children Shall Die before they Shall Come of age as aforesaid, Such 
Deceas d Children's or Childs part Shall be Equaly Divided among 
the Surviving Children 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Grandchild Mary Hardison the 
Daughter of Abigail Hardison forty five pounds to be paid to him 
or her that has the Care of her twelve months after my Decease by 
my Executor — 

Item Give and bequeath to my Grandson William Greandleaf & 
William Cotton the son of my Son Thomas And to their Heirs for 
ever to be Equally Divided between them all my right Title & 
Intrest in the township of Barrinton to have & to hold to them & 
their heirs in Equal part forever — Item I Give Over & above the 
Estate Which I formerly Gave to and Settled uppon my Dearly 
beloved Son William Deceased, I Give and bequeath to Each of 
the Children of My said Deceas d Son five Shillings to be paid by 
my Executor within two years after my Decease — Item I Will that 
my beloved wife after her Decease be Decently Interd According 

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482 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

to the Discretion of my Executor & that the Charge thereof be 
Defray'd out of my Estate — Item 

Lastly I Give and bequeath to my Dearly beloved Son Thomas 
and to his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns forever my 
now Mansion House & all my Neat Cattle Sheep Swine Impli- 
inents of husbandry and Household Stuff that my Said wife Shall 
Save or not Dispose of To Have 6c to Hold to him and his Heirs 
forever Moreover I Give and bequeath to my Said Son Thomas & 
to his Heirs forever All my Land whether the Same be Arable 
Pasture or Meadow togeather with all my yards Gardens & orchards 
House outhouses Barns and Edifices Lying and being in the town 
of Portsm aforesaid with all the Proflits privelidges Emoluments 
Appurtenances And Advanteages to the Same belonging To have 
& to Hold to him the Said Thomas and to his heirs forever further- 
more I Give and bequeath to my Said Son Thomas and to his 
Heirs Executors Adm rs and Assignes forever all my books Ac- 
compts, Notes Bills Bonds and And all the Sums of money that 
are or Shall be due by or upon the Same with all other Debts and 
things which are due unto me from any person or by any Means 
whatsoever also all the Residue & Remaining Part of my Estate 
Not heretofore or by this will otherwise Disposed of Whether the 
Same be real or personal or wheresoever it is or may be found to 
have and to hold to him and his heirs Ex ,s Administrators And 
Assignes forever — And I do by these Presents Constitute ordain 
And Appoint My Said Son Thomas to be Sole Executor as well 
as Residuary Legatory of this My Last will & Testament & do 
hereby Revoak Disanul and make voide all and Every other will 
Testam* & Bequest & Device heartofore by me made & Declared 
this and no other to be my last & Lawful Testament In Testi- 
mony whereof I have hereunto Set my and Seal the thirteenth 
Day of July 1733 And in the Seventh year of this present Majes- 
ties Reign Memorandum before Signing it is my will that the 
Cash Legacies mentioned in this testament be paid at the rate that 
money now passes at this Day 

W m Cotton 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 483 



Signed Sealed Published & 
Declared by M r William Cotton 
to be his Last will and Testa- 
ment In presence of 

Thomas Bickford 

Samu 11 Mills 

Ichabod Clark 

[Proved and allowed June 6, 1737.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 212.] 



BENJAMIN LEAVITT 1733 STRATH AM 

In the Name of God Amen I Benjamin Leavitt of Stratham in 
the Province of Newhampshire in New England Husbandman 
being weak of body * * * 

Item : I Give to my Son John Leavitt two acres of land out of 
my home place, beginning at the Northwest Corner of my land 
next the Highway and So Running upon the Country Road 
towards my house Sixteen Rods and So the Same width back bind- 
ing upon the highway that Leads to the Temple till it makes the 
two acres. 

Item: I Give to my Son Jeremiah Leavitt ten acres of land at 
the head of my land bounding upon the highway Leading to the 
Temple and So across my land 'till it makes ten acres. 

Item I Give To my Sou EHsha Leavitt ten acres of land adjoyn- 
ing to his brother Jeremiahs ten acres given to liim and to bound 
upon the highway and Run across the land and in width till the 
ten acres be Compleated. 

Item I Give to my three Sons, John, Jeremiah, and Elisha my 
Gilman Town Right to be equally Divided between them. 

Item : I give to each of my Daughters Hannah, Mary, Jane Eliza- 
beth, Patience, Joanna, Alice Five pounds in Money. 

Item I Give to my Well beloved wife, Elizabeth Leavitt all my 
moveable estate within Doors and without all my Stock of Cattle 



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484 NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIJ,S 

Horses Sheep and Swine and my Indian man Cnffe and all my 
Debts to be at her own Dispose. I Lekewise Give her the use and 
Improvement of my Dwelling house and Barn and all my home 
land excepting the two acres given to my Son John for the bring- 
ing up the Children as long as she Remains my Widow She pay- 
ing the Debts and Legacies. 

Item. I Give to my Son Benjamin Leavitt my house and Barn 
and orchard and all my home land excepting what I have Given 
to his Brothers he not to come into possession of it till after his 
mothers marriage or Decease 

Finally My Will is and I do hereby Appoint, my well beloved 
Wife, Elizabeth Leavitt Sole Executrix to this my Last Will and 
Testament hereby Revoking disanulling and making void all for- 
mer Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made, In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal this fifteenth Day 
of August one Thousand Seven hundred and Thirty-three 

Signed, Sealed and owned In Benjamin Leavitt 

presence of us — 

William moore 

Edward ffifield 

Moses Leavit 

[Proved Nov. 7, 1733.] 



ROBERT WADLEIGH 1733 STRATHAM 

In the Name of god amen the Seventeen 111 Day of august one 
thousen seven hundred & thirty three I Robart Wadley of Strat- 
ham in the proveince of Newhampshir in New England being 
verey sick and week in bodey * * * 

2 ly I Do Give unto My beloved wife Deborah whome I Do Like- 
wise Constitute Make and ordain my only and sole Executrix to 
this my Last will and testement the whole Improvement of all my 
Lands Durein;; her Widowhood and Likewise I Do give to my s d 
wife all my slock & moveables & the Debts Due to me for the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 485 

suport of her Life & for the paying my Debts & bringing up my 
Children and if it should hapen that my wife should marey again 
then shee to have the Improvement of but one third of my Estate 

3 1 * I Do give to my two sons (viz) John and Robart all my 
Lands & buldings to be Eaquely Deveided betwen them paying 
out to my Daughters as is hearafter mentioned 

4 ,y I Do Give to My five Daughters (viz) Mary ; Mariah Debo- 
rah Sarah and Meribah twenty pounds apeace Each of them to be 
payd out of what I have Given to my two sons Each of them pay- 
ing their Eaquel preportion 

when thay my Daughters shall Come to y e age of Eaighteen 
years old or att Marraige which shall first hapen 

and I Do herby uterly Disalow Revoke & Disanul all & Every 
former will testament & bequests and aney Executer or Executrix 
by me aney ways before this time Named Ratefieing, this and no 
other to be my Last will and testement In Witness where of I have 
herunto seett my hand and seal the Day and Date above Writtin 

Signed Seal d published pro- Robart wadle 

nounced & Declared by the S d 
Robart Wadley as his Last will 
and Testement In the presence 
of us Subscribouers 

Abraham Stockbridge 
mark 

Mary X Stockbridge 
her 

Joseph Low 

[Proved Nov. 20, 1733.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 18, 1733, authorizing Capt. Jonathan Wadleigh 
and Jacob Smith, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 20, 1733; amount, ^"i595-9-o; signed by 
Jonathan Wadleigh and Jacob Smith.] 



486 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JANE HUSSEY 1733 , DOVER 

[Bond of Richard Hussey, with Samuel Carl and Richard 
Scammon, both of Dover, as sureties, Aug. 21, 1733, * or the 
administration of the estate of Jane Hussey of Dover, widow of 
Richard Hussey of Dover ; witnesses, Joseph Penhallow and John 
Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 21, 1733, authorizing Nicholas Harford and 
Stephen Roberts, both of Dover, to appraise the estate of Jane 
Hussey, administration of which is granted to her son, Richard 
Hussey.] 

[Citation, Aug. 27, 1733, to Jane Hussey, Samuel Stiles, and 
William Stiles to appear and answer charges of taking away cer- 
tain property, " Whereas Rich d Hussey Adminis r to the Estate of 
Jane Hussey of Dover in S d Province Dec d hath made Comp 1 that 
sundry of the Household Goods &c a of the Dec d hath been taken 
out of House Vizt a feather Bed & Beding, some pewter, a Large 
bible & Other things, & That he Suspects his sister Jane Hussey, 
Sam 1 Stiles of Summers worth in said Province & W m Stiles of 
Rochester" ; return signed by John Bickford, constable.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 1, 1733; amount, ^310.14.0; signed by 
Nicholas Harford and Stephen Roberts.] 

[In court, no date, "Jane Stiles own'd she took a feather bed & 
Coverlid a Bolster & One Pillow, & two Peter pots, & one bible, 
& one blanket 

"Order'd by The Judge That Jane Stiles shew the above things 
to the apprizers when Demanded — , Order'd that Sam 1 Stiles the 
Husband of Jane Stiles pay Charge of Court."] 

[Citation, June 7, 1734, to the administrator to appearand ren- 
der an account of the estate, on complaint of two of his brothers, 
Robert Hussey and William Hussey.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 487 fj 

[Guardianship of Benjamin Hussey, aged more than sixteen 
years, son of Richard Hussey and Jane Hussey, granted to Wil- 
liam Hussey of Dover, tailor, July 2, 1734.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 35.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, July 2, 1734, signed by Wil- 
liam Hussey, Joseph Varney, and John Varney ; witnesses, John 
Penhallow and Richard Penhallow. "This is a Bond that W m 
Hussey has Given as Guardian for His Bro 1 Benj a Hussey a son of 
Rich d Hussey Dec d . n ] 



JOHN DEMEDIS 1733 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Henry Keyes and Mary Follansbee, with Hunking 
Wentworth and Daniel Warner as sureties, Sept. 13, 1733, for the 
administration of the estate of John Demedis of Portsmouth ; wit- 
ness, John Penhallow.] 

[Citation, Sept. 17, 1733, to Thomas Maloney to appear and 
answer charges of withholding a part of the estate, complaint 
being made by li Henry Keese & Mary ffollensby adminis rs to the 
Estates of John Demedis & W m Follensby Dec d . n ] 

[License to Henry Keyes and Mrs. Mary Follansbee, adminis- 
trators of the estate of John Demedis of Dover, July iS, 1734, 
to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 38.] 



WILLIAM FOLLANSBEE 1733 

[Bond of Henry Keyes and Mary Follansbee, both of Ports- 
mouth, with Hunking Wentworth and Daniel Warner, both of 
Portsmouth, as sureties, Sept. 13, 1733, for the administration of 
the estate of William Follansbee ; witness, John Penhallow.] 



4 88 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ANDREW NEALLEY 1733 NOTTINGHAM 

[Bond of Martha Nealley, widow, and William Nealley, son, 
with John Harvey and John Cnlbertson as sureties, Sept. 28, 1733, 
for the administration of the estate of Andrew Nealley ; witnesses, 
John Penhallow and Elizabeth Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 28, 1733, authorizing John Harvey and Thomas 
Bacon, both of Nottingham, to appraise the estate of Andrew Neal- 
ley of Nottingham.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Harvey and Thomas Bacon ; 
amount, ^256.14.0 ; attested Dec. 28, 1733.] 

[William Nealley renounces administration Dec. 28, 1733, in 
favor of his mother.] 



CHASE WIGGIN 1733 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Chase Wiggin of Stratham 
granted to his widow, Martha Wiggin, Sept. 28, 1733.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 13, p. 273.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 28, 1733, authorizing Capt, William Moore 
and William French, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Chase Wiggin, who died July 24, 
1733 ; amount, ^2140.2,6 ; signed by William Moore and William 
French ; attested Oct. 12, 1733.] 

[Bond of Martha Wiggin, with William Moore and William 
French as sureties, Oct. 12, 1733, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, John Penhallow and Nathaniel Shannon.] 

[Guardianship of Bradstreet W T iggin, aged about eleven years, 
Comfort Wiggin, aged eight years, Chase Wiggin, aged five years, 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 489 

and Joshua Wiggin, aged two years, children of Chase Wiggin, 
granted to Capt. Joshua Weeks June 5, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 6S.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, June 5, 1735, signed by Joshua 
Weeks, James Pitman, and George Walker ; witnesses, John Pen- 
hallow and Mary Penhallow. "This is a Bond of Guard"ship for 
Broadstreet Wiggins Comfort, Chase & Joshua Wiggins Children 
of Chase Wiggins Dec tl ."] 

[Guardianship of Comfort Wiggin, Chase Wiggin, and Joshua 
Wiggin, minors, aged more than fourteen years, children of Chase 
Wiggin, granted to Winthrop Hilton Oct. 24, 1748.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 346. J 

[Bond of Winthrop Hilton of Newmarket, yeoman, with Brad- 
street Wiggin of Stratham, yeoman, as surety, in the sum of /500, 
Oct. 24, 1748, for the guardianship of Comfort Wiggin, Chase 
Wiggin, and Joshua Wiggin, aged more than fourteen years, 
children of Chase Wiggin.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 24, 1748, authorizing Edward Hall and Walter 
Bryent, gentleman, both of Newmarket, Thomas Wiggin, Cornet 
William Pottle, blacksmith, both of Stratham, and Walter Weeks 
of Greenland to divide the real estate.] 

Prov e of I Pursuant to an order from the Honuorable An- 
Newhamp r ) drew Wiggin Esq r Judge of the probates of wills ; 
&c. Directed to us the Subscribers with others ordering us or the 
major part of us to Divide the Real Esteate of Chase Wiggin Late 
of Stratham in Said province Deceased Intestate to and among the 
Late widdow & Children of Said Deceased We the Subscribers 
have Divided Said Esteate as follows (viz) 

(first) we have Set off to winthrop Hilton and martha his wife 
the Late widdow of said Deceased in her Right one third part of 
S d Real Esteate it being one peice of upland & one peice of Salt 



49° N EW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

marsh the peice of upland is Bounded as follows Begining at a 
Stake Standing twenty five Rods & one half Rod Southwestward 
from the north Corner of S d Deceased's homestead Ksteate Stand- 
ing on y e South East Side of y e Contry Road & Runs from S d 
Stake twenty five Rods & one half Rod to the S d north Corner 
Bounding on y e Contry Road to S d Corner then Runing about 
South fifty Degrees East three hundred ninty & two Rods Bound- 
ing on Land of thomas wiggin Cornet — to the head of S d farm then 
Runing South forty four Degrees west ninteen Rods & one half 
Rod to a Stake then on a Streate Line to the stake at y e Contrey 
Road first mentioned 

the peice of Salt marsh is Bounded as follows Begining at a 
Stake Standing in the Line between andrew wiggin & the mash 
of S d Deceased ten Rods Distant frome y e Creek & Runs north 
Seventy three Degrees west to Exeter River & then Round by S d 
River taking all the mash & thath Bed & flatts to the S* 1 Creek & 
then up the Creek Chaniel to S d Andrew wiggin his S d mash and 
then to the Stake first mentioned with all the previledges belong- 
ing to S d premises 

(Secondly) we sett off to Bradstreet wiggin the Eldest son of 
said Deceased for his two Sliires in S d Real Esteate two peice of 
upland & one peice of Salt marsh Bounded as follows y e first peice 
of upland takes its Begining at the stake first mentioned in the 
Return whereby we Sett of y e Late widdows thirds Standing at 
the Contrey Road & Runs Bounding by the Conterey Road to m' 
John pormitts Land then Runing up by s d pormitts Land South 
fifty four Degrees East one hundred twenty & four Rods and one 
fifth part of one Rod to a Stake then it Runs north East to y e Land 
Set off to y e widdow as afore S d then bounding by y e widdow 
thirds afores d to the Contry Road afore Said the other peice of up 
Land is Bounded as follows begining at a Stake Standing five Rods 
& one half Rod Distance from y e waldnot tree y e Bounds of the 
Land in possesion of m r John pormitt & then Runs South west 
Bounding on S d pormitts possesion thirty Rods then Runing South 
forty Seven Degrees East Eighty Rods to the uper South Corner 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 49 1 

then north forty four Degrees East twenty & two Rods to an oak 
tree marked then on a streight Line to the Stake first mention y e 
Coase north forty two Degrees west nearest with the priveledges of 
passing & Repassing thro Couvenant gates & Bars to & from S d 
Last mentioned peice of upland & So Dwonward to the first Lott or 
peice Set off to s d Bradstreet the peice of Salt marsh is Bounded as 
follows Begining at a Stake Standing Seventeen Rods Distance 
north 73 deg rees west from y e Stake that Stands ten Rods from y* 
Creek in the Southerly Corner of y e peice of marsh Set off to the 
Late widdow and from the afore S d Stake that Stands in the north 
End of the S d Seventeen Rods Line it Runs north twenty four 
Degrees East from y e thirds to Exeter River then Riming up by 
the S d River to the place where the S d thirds hit y e River then by 

Said thirds to where it began with of all the Buildings house 

& Barn and every of the appurtenances and Edificeses belonging 
or any ways appertaining to Said three peices of Land and marsh — 

thirdly we Sett off to Comfort wiggins the Daughter of S d De- 
ceased one peice of upland & one peice of Salt mash the peice of 
upland is Bounded as followeth it Bounds on y e north west by y e 
peice of upland first mentioned to be Set off to Bradstreet wiggin 
afore Said and 011 y e north East by Land Set of to the Late wid- 
dow for her thirds & on y e South west by Land of John pormit & 
So Runing South Easterly unity & Six Rods keeping the whole 
Breadth of y* Land from s rt Late widdows thirds to said John por- 
mits Land the whole of Said ninty & Six Rods as also the peice 
of Salt marsh is Bounded as follows Begining at a Stake Standing 
Eleven Rods Distance from the afore Said Stake Standing ten 
Rods from y e Creek between y e marsh Improved by Andrew wig- 
gin and y e thirds afore said and from Said Eleven Rods Stake that 
Stands in y e Line of the Said thirds it Runs Six Rods north 
seventy three Degrees west and then it Runs north twenty four 
Degrees East to Exeter River keeping that Breadth of Six Rods 
wide y e whole Lenth thereof — 

fourthly we have Set off to Chace wiggin one of the sons of the 
s d Deceased one peice of upland & one peice of Salt marsh the 



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V 49 2 NEW HAMPSIIIRK WILLS 

peice of upland is Bounded as follows begining at that peice of 
upland Set of to Comfort wiggin on y e South East End thereof & 
Runs South Easterly Bounding on the widdows thirds afore Said on 
the north East & John ponnitt on y e Southwest until Eighty Eight 
Rods & one fifth part of one Rod in Lenth be fully Compleated 
the peice of Salt marsh is Bounded as follows begining at y e South 
Corner of that peice of marsh Set of to Comfort & Runs northerly 
Bounding on S (l Comfort her Lott five Rods & three quarters of 
one Rod wide the whole Lenth of S cl Comfort her Lott from y e 
thirds to Exeter River — 

fifthly we Set off to Joshua wiggin one of the Sons of s (l Deceased 
one peice of upland & one peice of Salt marsh the peice of upland 
is Bounded as followeth Begining at the South East End of y e 
upland Set of to Chase wiggin & Runs South Easterly about 
Eighty three Rods to the head of the farm then South westerly 
forty & Eight Rods & one half to the Second Lott or peice of up- 
land Set of to Bradstreet wiggin then Riming northwesterly by 
S d Last mentioned peice of upland to John pormit his possesion 
then by S (1 pormit his possisiou to Chase Wiggin his Lott to where 
it Began the peice of Salt marsh Bounds on y e South by the thirds 
(So Called) on y e East by marsh Improved by Andrew wiggin & 
on y e west by y e Lott Set of to Chase wiggin and on y e north by 
Exeter River- 
given under our hands at Stratham this 24 th Day of January 
anno Domini 1748/9 — 

Thomas Wiggin 
Walter Weeks 
Walter Bryent 
[Allowed Jan. 25, 1748/9.] 



THOMAS MANNERING 1733 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Mannering of New- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 493 

castle, fisherman, granted to Sarah Mannering, widow, Oct. 29, 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 50.] 

[Bond of Sarah Mannering of Newcastle, widow, with Daniel 
Jackson, blockmaker, and Abraham Senter, sailmaker, both of 
Portsmouth, as sureties, Oct. 29, 1733, for the administration of 
the estate of her husband, Thomas Mannering ; witnesses, John 
Penhallow and Nathaniel Shannon.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 1, 1733/4; amount, ^1235.2.0; signed by 
Joseph Simpson and Nathan White.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of personal estate, ^1062.11.2 ; expenditures, ^760.6.0 : allowed 
Oct. 27, 1736, and ordered "that the Adm x dispose & Distribute 
the Ballance in her hands According to Law Viz one third part 
thereof to her Self & the Remaining two thirds to & Among the 
heirs of the Said Intestate & their Legal Representatives if any of 
them be Dead that is to say two Shares to the Eldest Sou & the 
rest in Equal shares to the other Children or to his or their Legal 
Representatives. ' ' ] 

[Guardianship of Winchester Mannering, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Thomas Mannering of Newcastle, mariner, 
deceased, granted to Joseph Peirce of Portsmouth June 16, 1746.] 

[Bond of Joseph Peirce, with Arthur Browne, clerk, as surety, 
both of Portsmouth, in the sum of ^500, June 16, 1746, for the 
guardianship of Winchester Mannering; witnesses, Thomas Packer 
and William Parker.] 

Portsmouth Dec r 19, 1756 

This day Bargind & Sold to M r John Moffatt of Portsmo. one 
quarter part of the Estate that was my first husbands Tho s Man- 
nering which lyes at the back of great Hand and is the ferry land- 
ing Commonly known by the name of Mannerings place & which 
decend'd to me by the death of my Son Winchester Mannering with 



494 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



V 



my thirds of dower, all which premises I have sold to said Moffatt 
for two hundred pounds old Tenor & I acknowledge the rec* of 
thirty pounds old Tenor in hand paid me this day and I promise 
to give him a deed of the premises whenever he shall desire it. 

Sarah Watson 

Tho 9 Mannering of Great Hand Deceased 8ber i, 1733 & left 3 
Children 2 Sons & 1 daughter the daughter was by his first wife 
the 2 Sons John & Winchester he had by Sarah Bryer — Winches- 
ter Dyed in Jamaica in November 1747 — 

The place at the back of great Hand on little harbour being the 
Ferry place (q*) 14 Acres in all with upland marsh and orchard — 
dwelling house & barn — her thirds of dower and that part which 
was her son Winchesters 

A Deed for a fish room to make 3 vessells fish such vessells as 
our large Schooners that goes to the banks, where Tho s Manner- 
ing use to make his fish with a way to it & 2 large gundelo load 
of Sand every year as long as I shall live 

[Deeds, vol. C, p. 378. J 

[Various receipts, etc., containing signatures of Mary Frost, 
William White, Jr., Benjamin Parker, Elizabeth Cross, John 
Batson, James Boyd, Francis Mathes, Abigail Briard, Thomas 
Mannering, Sampson Sheafe, Mark Langdon, Daniel Jones, John 
Flagg, Joseph Jackson, Thomas Hockaday, William Winkley, 
John Salter, William Pepperell, Jr., John Vennard, Thomas 
Jackson, Thomas Leigh, Thomas Watson, Joshua Libby, Francis 
Winkley, Epes Greenough, Nathaniel Lear, Christopher Freder- 
ick, Richard Neale, John Sherburne, and William Chamberlain.] 



JOHN DAVIS 1733 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Davis of Portsmouth, 
fisherman, granted to his widow, Margaret Davis, Nov. 6, 1733.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 7, p. 285.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS j] 495 

[Bond of Margaret Davis, widow, with James Moses and Zach- 
ariali Leach, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, Nov. 6, 1733, * or 
the administration of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallow and 
Nathaniel Shannon.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 6, 1733, authorizing William Cotton and 
Thomas Cotton, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 22, 1733/4; amount, ^176.12.0; signed by 
William Cotton and Thomas Cotton.] 

[Citation, July 21, 1738, to the administratrix to appear and 
render an account of the estate.] 

[Petition of the administratrix, July 26, 1738, for more time.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate, in a 
rough draft, no date; mentions 

"Boarding of Mary the wife of Emanuel May from the first day 
of May 1733 to the middle of January 1736/7" 

M D° of one Child of the S d Emanuel and Mary from its birth 
being the 9th of August 1733 to the middle of January 1736/7" 

lt D° of one Child of D° from its birth being y e 20 th february 
1 735/6 to y e middle of January 1736/7" 

"D" of the s d Emanuel's wife & Two Children from the first 
of June 1737 to the first of October following" 

"D of one child of D° of about four years old from the first day 
of November 1737 to the seventh of March following."] 

[Reference, Sept. 27, 1738, to Col. Joseph Sherburne, Capt. 
Samuel Hart, and John Cutt, as referees, of certain items in the 
account contested by Emanuel May, "who Married the Daughter 
& only Child of the Said John."] 

[Report of referees, Sept. 28, 1738, allowing the widow ^20. 
4.0 ; signed by Joseph Sherburne and Samuel Hart.] 



496 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

SARAH LEAVITT 1733 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen The tenth clay of Novemb r anno 
Domini 1733, I Sarah Lovit of Portsmouth in New Hamps r In 
New England Widdow being Aged * * * 

Item I Give unto Nehemiah Partridge my Grandson the Cow 

that he has Changed away for another Cow Item I Give unto 

my Grandson W m Partridge one Cow to be delivered him by my 
Exec r three months after my decease Item, I Give unto Sarah 
Mackbride my Grandaughter one Cow one Suit of Apparel one 
Silver Cup — to be given her by my Exec r Six months after my 

Decease -Item I Give unto Abigail Chapman my Grandaughter 

one Cow & a Suit of Mourning Cloathes at my funeral Item I 

Give unto Sarah Partridge my Great Grandaughter one heifer of 
three or four Years old and half the household Goods that is now 
in my former Dwelling house viz 1 Wood Pewter Iron & brass to 
be delivered by my Exec r three months after my decease Item I 
Give unto her Sister Abigail Partridge the other half of the house- 
hold Goods wood iron & Brass & Pewter that is now in the house 
where I formerly Lived & at present keep also one Rug & one 
Blanket — to be deliver'd by my Exec r three months after my De- 
cease Item I Give unto Sarah Braughton the Daughter of 

Abigail Chapman a bed boulster Two Pillows one pair of Blankets 
and one Rug Two pair of Sheets Two Pillow Cases & one Great 
Pewter Bason & if She the Said Sarah Braughton Should not Live 
to Lawfull age then the things herein bequeathed Shall be for the 

children of Samuel Beck my Executor hereafter named Item 

I Give unto Sarah Beck my Great Grandaughter my Silver 
Tankard to be delivered her by my Exec r three Months after my 
decease also one Bed Boulster Two Pillows a blanket and two 
Rugs to be Deliv d her by my Exec r Six months after my decease 
Item I Give unto my Grandaughter mary Beck Two Cows to be 
deliver'd by my Exec r Six mouths after my decease — Item I Give 
unto Mary Partridge the wife of Nehemiah Partridge one Crape 
Gown to be given her by my Exec 1 at my funeral and my Riding 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 497 

hood to be deliv' 1 her by my Exec r three Months after my Decease 

Item I Give unto Mary Partridge the Wife of William Partridge 

one Crape Gown to be given her by my Kxec r at my funeral — Item 
all the Rest of my Estate Money Bills Debts clues and Duties what- 
soever & wheresoever of Right belonging to me not herein Disposed 
of I Give & Bequeath unto M r Samuel Beck of Portsni" in New 
Hampshire husbandman and I do hereby Nominate Constitute 
& Appoint the Said Samuel Beck to be my Sole Exec r of this 
my Last Will & Testament hereby Revoaking ec making Null 
& Void all other Wills & Bequests by me heretofore made hereby 
Ratifying & holding firm & valid this 6c no other to be my Last 
Will & Testament — In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my 
Mark & Seal the Day & Year first above written 

Before Signing Note that whereas Samuel Beck my Exec r has 
Several Cattle out to lease In his own Name they are my Cattle 
though Let in his Name — 

Signed Sealed & Delivered & her 

pronounced by the Said Sarah Sarah X Lovit 

Lovit to be her last Will and mark 

Testament In presence of us 

Samuel Pitman 

Joseph Pitman 

Tho s Bickford 

[Proved and allowed Dec. 27, 173S.] 

[Probate Records, vol. h.|, p. 421.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Mrs. Sarah Leavitt of Portsmouth, 
March 24, 1738/9. ; amount, ^146. 15.1 1 ; signed by John Langdon 
and Thomas Bickford.] 



ROBERT ALMARY 1733 

[Bond of John Robertson and John Hill, both of Portsmouth, 
with Daniel Warner and Mark llunkiug, both of Portsmouth, as 
sureties, Nov. 16, 1733, for the administration de bonis 11011 of the 

32 



498 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

estate of Robert Almary ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Mary 
Penhallow.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Oct. 25, 1734, signed by Sam- 
uel Hart, Joseph Moses, and Samuel Hart, Jr. ; witnesses, John 
Penhallow and Mary Penhallow. il This is only a Bond of 
Guardianship that Sam 1 Hart Esq r Gives in behalf of the Children 
of Robert Almerry Viz* Mary near fourteen & Hair 1 Ab l Ten 
Years old."] 



JOHN KNOWI.ES 1733 HAMPTON 

In the name of god Amen I John Knowls of Hampton in the 
Provence of new Hampshier in new England Sener being sick and 
weak in Bodey * * * 

Imprim 9 I give and bequeth unto Susanah my beloved wife my 
East End of my dwelling house and my Son Amos Knowls to 
maintain his mother my Said wife Honourably and well dureing 
her nateural Life or untill she marry again 

2udly I give and bequeath to my beloved Son John Knowls 
fourty shillings in Bills of Creditt to be Payed by my Son Amos 
Knowls within one year after my desceese 

3dly I give and bequeath to my beloved son Ezekeil Knowls 
twenty shillings in Bills of Creditt to be Payed by my Son Amos 
Knowls within one year after my Deceese 

4thly I give and bequeath to my beloved granchild Epheram 
marston the Son of Ephram Marston Juner by my Daughter Abi- 
gail his wife Deceesed three Pound in Bills of Creditt to be Payed 
within one year after my Deceese to be Payed by my sun Amos 
Knowls 

5thly I give and bequeath to my beloved gran Daughter Phebe 
marston the Daughter of Said Ephram Marston by my Said Daugh- 
ter Abigail Deceesed one bed and all the furnetuer belonging to one 
bed and all my Puter Iron and Brass moveables within Doores 
which I have not other ways disposed of and She to have the Same 
after mine and my wifes Deceese 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



499 



6th : I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Amos Knowls my 
house and Barn and all my house Lott where my house Standeth 
and all my marsh and upland Laying near the Beach and all my 
vSalt marsh and my Island of marsh and my Thatch ground Join- 
ing to itt Laying near Browns Rivers mouth So called and all my 
Right in the first Division of the five Devisions in Hampton on 
Each Side of Let tie River Devided and undevided and all my 
moveables without dores and all my husbandry Implements and 
what So ever I have Left out or forgott If any thing there be of 
land or moveables undisposed of my Said Son Amos is to have itt 

7th I give and bequeath unto my sou in Law S d Ephram mars- 
ton five shillings to be Payed by my Son Amos Knowls — and I 
Do make Constetute appoint and ordain my Said Son Amos 
Knowls to be my sole Executor to this my Last will and Teste- 
ment Ratineing and Conferming this and no other to be my Last 
will and Testment In wittness here of I the before mentioned 
John Knowls Senr have here unto Put my hand and affixed my 
Seal this fift Day of December In the year of our Lord Seventeen 
hundred and Thirty and three and in the Seventh year of his maj- 
esties Reign Georg the Second over grate Britain france & Ireland 
King &c 

Signed Sealed Pronounced and John X Kowls 

declared in Presence of Wittnesses his 

Samuel Palmer Junr mark and Seal 

Jeremiah Page 

Elezebeth Page 

[Proved Jan. 4, 1733/4-] 



ALEXANDER JOHNSON 1733 LONDONDERRY 

[Bond of John Anderson, with James Leslie and John Goffe, Jr., 
as sureties, Dec. 6, 1733, for the administration of the estate of 
Alexander Johnson of Londonderry; witnesses, John Penhallow 
and John MacMurphy.] 



500 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Dec. 6, 1733, authorizing John Goffe and James 
Leslie, both of Londonderry, to appraise the estate] 

[Inventory, Dec. 12, 1733 ; amount, ^24.12.7; signed by John 
Goffe and James Leslie.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of estate, ^24.19.7; expenditures, ^26.13.3; allowed Jan. 1, 

I733/4-] 



THOMAS SIMPSON 1733/4 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

The Twenty Ninth Day of January Anno Domini 1733/4 I 
Thomas Simpson of Portsmouth in New Hampsh r In New Eng- 
land Shopkeeper * * * 

Imprimis and first of all I will That My Just Debts and funerall 
Charges be paid by my Ex x out of my Parsonall Estate : Itim I 
give to my well Beloved Wife Suzannali all the household goods 
and furniture Beds and Beding in my House, Also I give my s d 
Wife Two hundred Pounds in Money Item That my said Wife 
Shall have her Thirds of all my Estate Real and Parsonall besides 
the Gifts and Payments xA.bove Said : And also her living in the 
House I Bought of James Leby with the Service of my Nigro Boy 
Named Pompey Dureing her life 

Itim the Remainder of My Estate whatsoever that is is not Above 
Disposed of I give And Devise the same unto my Son William 
Simpson now living in Boston to be given him by my Executrix- 
Twelve Months After my Decease ; And What lands I have to be 
to him his Heirs and Assignes for Ever After my Said Wifes 
Decease. And I Do hereby Nominate Constitute And Appoint my 
Said Wife to be Sole Executrix of this My last Will and Testa- 
ment. And I Do hereby Disallow Revok Disauull and make Voycl 
all And Every former Testament Wills Legacies And Bequests 
Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will <S: 



NTCW HAMPSHIRE WILLS ^ 



5°i 



Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand And 
Seall the Day And Year Above Written 

signed Seal led Published And Thomas Simpson 

Declared by the said Thomas 
Simpson to be his last Will And 
Testament In the Presence of us 
the Subscribers 

James Clarkson 

Win Bennett 

Tho s Hart 

[Proved Oct. 22, 1735.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 24, 1735, authorizing Joseph Simpson and 
Henry Keyes, both of Portsmouth, shopkeepers, to appraise the 
estate of Thomas Simpson of Portsmouth, shopkeeper, of whose 
will his widow, Susanna Simpson, is executrix.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 94.] 

[Inventory, signed by Henry Keyes and Joseph Simpson; 
amount, ,£1235.7.0; attested Nov. 26, 1735.] 

[Receipt from William Simpson of Portsmouth, shopkeeper, 
to his step-mother, Susanna Simpson, Oct. 15, 1736, for his por- 
tion of the personal property of his father, Thomas Simpson of 
Portsmouth, shopkeeper.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 164.] 



MERCY LANCASTER 1733/4 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Mercy Lancaster of Hampton 
granted to Jonathan Gove of Hampton March 1, 1733/4.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 23.] 

[Warrant, March 1, 1733/4, authorizing Jonathan Fifield and 
Simon Fogg, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate of Mercy 
Lancaster, administration of which is granted to her son-in-law, 
Jonathan Gove.] 



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[Inventory, signed by Jonathan Fi field and Simon Fo<m : 
amount, /452.10.4; attested March 18, 1733/4.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Gove, with Jonathan Fifield and Simon 
Fogg as sureties, all of Hampton, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, John Penhallow and Elizabeth Penhallow.] 



JONATHAN GODFREY 1733/4 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen the Second Day of march Anno 
Dominni Seventeen hudred & Thirty three or four I Jonathan 
Godfree of Hampton in the Provence of new Hampshier in new 
England farmer being verey sick and week in Body * * * 

Imprimas I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife me- 
hetebeal the westly End of my Dwelling house and all my move- 
ables with in Dores and to be att her dispose I also give and be- 
queath to my said wife mehetebeal one half of my stock of cattle 
and moveabls without Dores to Improve and Dispose of for the 
benifitt and bringing up of my Children also my said wife mehet- 
ebal to Improve the whole of my Estate boath real and Parsonal 
Till my two Eldest Sons are of the age of one and twenty years 
and my two sons Jonathan Godfree and Nathan Godfree After 
they are one and Twenty year old Shall Honnourably suport and 
maintain my beloved wife mehetebal their mother with Nesseceris 
and Conveneices and Sufficiant fire wood and Keep her end of the 
house warm and in repair and they also to find and Provid for their 
said mother two good new milks cows yearly and Every year and 
the summering and wintering of them Dureing her Nateraul Life 
or widdowhood with the charg of her nessecery tendenc If she should 
be sick 

Secndly I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Jonathan god- 
free all my Land Laying in the west feild adjoining to and in Giles 
Swamp in Said Hampton Except four acres of itt which I give to 
my Son nathan Godfree butting on the road that gos from Hamp- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 503 

ton to Portsmouth I also give to my said son Jonathan godfree one 
half of my Lott in the twelve shares and one half of my share in 
Second North Division in said Hampton and also one half of my 
marsh att the falls Rivers mouth and one half my marsh att birch 
Island so called and one half of my marsh Joining to the Parsonage 
Land and also one half of my medow Laying north ward of the Town 
Caseway and one half my Right in the uper Sawmill and one half 
my husbandrey Implements after he Comes to the age of one and 
twentey years 

3 dl y I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Nathan godfree all 
my Buildings in S (1 Hampton (Except the westly end of my Dewel- 
ing house which he is to have att his mothers Decees or when she 
Maryes again) and all my land adjoining to where my Dwelling 
house stands, and four acres of land Laying in the west feild joing 
forty rod northly on Thomas fullers land Eastly itt comes to the 
road and one half of my Lott in the twelve shares and one half my 
share in the second north Division and also one half my marsh att 
the falls Rivers mouth and one half of my marsh att Birch Island 
and one half of my marsh Joining to the Parsonage Land and one 
half of my medow Laying to the northly of the Town Causway and 
one half of my Right in the uper sawmill and one half my husband- 
rey Implements 

4 ,y In Case one of my said sons should Dye before he comes to 
the age of one and twenty years my youngest Son to have all and 
Singualer that which was given to him that is Deceesed and shall 
Perform all that the Deceesed was Injoined to Perform 

5 ly I give and bequeth to my beloved Son Isaac godfree all my 
Rights of Lands in Kingston and when he is of Suteable age to be 
out to such a Trade as he shall Choose 

G 1 * I give and bequeth to Each of my Daughters Sarah mehetabel 
and Hannah Godfree Ten Pound in Bills of Creditt to Each Ten 
Pound a Peice to be Equelly Payed by my Sons Jonathan Godfree 
and Nathan Godfree 

7 1 * I also give and dispose of my Negro man Ceaser to my be- 
loved wife mehetebel to Dispose of him as she Pleaseth and also 



504 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

what moneys are Dew to me I dispose of to Pay my Just Debts 
and If there be not anougli Dew to me to Pay my Debts the rest 
to be Payed out of my Stock of Cattle 

I also appoint Constiute make and ordain my beloved wife 
mehetebal and Jesper Blake to be my Executors of this my Last 
will and Testement and I Do hereby utterly disallow revoke and 
Disanul all and Every other former Testments wills Leagueses and 
bequests and Executors by me in any ways before named willed 
and bequethed Ratifying and Conferming this and no other to be 
my Last will and Testament In witness here of I the said Jona- 
than Godfree have here unto sett my hand and Seal the Day and 
year above written 

Signed Sealed Published and Jonathan Godfrey 

Declared by the Said Jonathan 
godfree as his Last will ec Testa- 
ment In the Presence of us the 
Subscribers 

William Godfree 

Samuel Palmer 

Jonathan Tucke 

[Proved April 4, 1734.] 

[Warrant, March 27, 1734, authorizing Samuel Palmer and 
Jonathan Tuck, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April I, 1734; amount, ,£1247.15.8; signed by 
Samuel Palmer and Jonathan Tuck.] 

[License to the executors, Sept. 10, 1735, to sell real estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14. p- S6.] 



JOHN URIN 1734 GREENLAND 

Province of New Hampshire Aprill 13-1734 — 
Wee the Subscribers hereof, the Widdow and Children of John 
Urin Late of Greenland in New Hampshire affore Said Coard- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



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506 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

wainer, Do hereby Mutually agree that the Real Estate of the 
said John Uriu Deceased Intestate, be Divided amongst us, as by 
the Draught of the same on the Backside hereof Each ones part 
being Measured and Stak't out And Numbered : the Widdows 
thirds being first Set of as in the Draught : which is to be Divided 
in like Manner after the Widdows Decease In Witness of w ch 
agreement Wee have hereunto Set our hands and Seales the Day 
and yeare first above Written — 

Wittness Rebeca X Uriu 

John Penhallow Joseph Urin 

Regis r James Urin 

elener curer 
William Urin 
mary frost 



TRISTRAM HEARD 1734 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen the Eighteenth day of April one 
thousand Seven hundred & Thirty four I Tristram Heard of Dover 
in the Province of New-Hampshire in New-England Husband- 
man being very sick and weak of Body, * * * 

Imprimis; I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Heard and 
to his Heirs and Assigns forever Thirty Acres of Land lying above 
the Faggot ty Bridge, and Nine Acres of land where his now Dwell- 
ing House standeth, with one half the Orchard next to the s rJ 
House, and one third Part of my Mill-Priviledge on y e Northerly 
side of Cochecha River at Tole-End Falls, & forty Acres of Land 
in my first Division Lott at Rochester, &: one third part of my 
Second Division Lott in s' 1 Rochester, Excepting forty Acres in 
S d Lott, which I give unto my Grandson Ruben Heard, and also 
to my s (1 son Joseph Heard I give one third part of y e undivided 
lands in s d Rochester which appertain unto me, and also y e one 
half of the Common or undivided land in the Township of Dover 
which doth or shall hereafter belong unto me. 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS V 507 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter in Law Jean 
Hayes, the now Wife of Benj a Hayes, the sole use and Improve- 
ment of Thirty Acres of land, to be taken out of my sixty Acre 
lott at Scatter-witt, on y e Easterly side of s d Lott, & y e use of 
the Dwelling House standing thereon, untill my Grand-Children 
John Heard Jean Heard Ruben Heard & Tristram Heard, the 
Children of my son Tristram Heard, or either of them shall 
arrive at, or attain to the Lawfull Age to Inherit, or Enter upon y e 
Possession of, s d Land, & I also give unto my s d Daughter in 
Law Jean Hayes, the use & Improvement of the one third part of 
the afores d Thirty Acres of Land during her natural life, accord- 
ing to the Tenner of a Deed of Gift to my s d Daughter Jean Hayes 
under my hand and Seal. 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my fore mentioned grand Child- 
ren John, Jean, Ruben & Tristram Heard, & to their Heirs and 
Assigns forever, the forementioned Thirty Acres of Land to be 
taken out of my Sixty Acre lott of land at Scatterwitt, on y e East- 
erly side of s d Lott, with the Dwelling House standing thereon 
where their father Tristram Heard formerly lived, when and so 
soon as they or either of them shall arrive at the afores d lawful 
Age to Possess and Inherit the Same, except the aforementioned 
third Part of s d Thirty Acres, which is to be Enjoy d by thier 
Mother Jean Hayes, during her natural life as afores d and at her 
Decease the whole s d Thirty Acres of land is to be Posses'd & 
Enjoyed by my s d Grand-Children John Jean, Ruben & Tristram 
Heard, and thier Heirs and Assigns for ever. I also give unto my 
s d Grand-son Ruben Pleard forty Acres of Land in my Second 
Division lott at Rochester, to be taken out of y e Easterly End of 
s l Lott next to Salmon fall River. 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my Grand-Children Mary and 
Nathaniel Heard, the Children of my son Nathaniel Heard Thirty 
Acres of Land, to be taken off my Sixty Acre Lott at Scatterwitt, 
on the West side of s d Lott together with the Dwelling House 
standing thereon, in which thier father Nath 11 Heard formerly 
lived, to them and thier Heirs and Assigns for ever, as is mentioned 



5° 8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

in a Deed of Gift to them the s d Natli" & Mary Heard under my 
Hand & Seal. 

Item, I give unto my Son John Heard Thirty Two Acres of 
Land & fresh Marsh where he now lives with the House Barn and 
Orchard standing thereon, To him his Heirs & Assigns for ever, 
he or they Allowing & Delivering the one third part of the Produce 
Profit or Income of y e s d Land fresh Marsh, and Orchard yearly 
& every Year unto my Wife Abigail Heard during the time of her 
Continuing my Widow, & in Case she shall marry again, she 
Shall have y e liberty to Improve the one third part of the aboves cl 
Land fresh Marsh & Orchard, at her own Charge during the term 
of her Natural life. I also give unto my s a son John Heard & to 
his Heirs and Assigns for ever, the one half of my Mill Priviledge 
on the southerly side of y e River at Tele-End, & a third part of 
my Mill Priviledg on the Northerly side of s' 1 River at Tole-Knd, 
and the one half of my Thirty Acres of Land Lying between Black- 
Water Bridge, and the Pitch-Pine Plains And also the one fourth 
part of y e Common or undivided Land in the Township of Dover, 
that doth or shall belong unto me And also Ten Acres of Land 
in my first Division Lott at Rochester, and one third part of my 
undivided Lands in the Township of s' 1 Rochester. 

Item I give and Bequeath imto my son Samuel Heard all my 
Homestead Lott of Land, where my Dwelling House now stands 
together with the Orchard standing thereon, to him his Heirs and 
Assigns for ever he or they allowing & delivering unto my Wife 
Abigail Heard Yearly ec every Year the one third part of y e Pro- 
duce Profit or Income of the s (l Land & Orchard during the time 
of her Continuing my Widow, & in Case she shall Marry again 
she shall have the liberty to Improve the one third part, of the 
aboves d or before mentioned homestead Lott of land, and Or- 
chard during her natural life, at her own Cost and Charge. And 
I also give unto my s' 1 son Sam 11 Heard my now Dwelling House, 
together with the Barn, & all other Buildings standing on my 
s d Homestead Lott of Land, at y e Decease of his Mother, my wife 
Abigail Heard, & not till then, to him his Heirs and Assigns for 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 509 

ever. I also give unto my son Sain 11 Heard, and to his Hiers and 
Assigns for ever the one half of my Mill-Priviledge on the South- 
erly side of the River att Tole-Kud, & the one third part of my 
Mill Priviledge on the Northerly side y e s' 1 River at Tole-End, 
& also the one half of my Thirty Acres of Land lying between 
Blackwaler Bridge, and the Pitch Pine Plains, and also the one 
fourth part of the Common or undivided land in the Township of 
Dover which doth or shall belong unto me, and Ten Acres of 
Land in my first Division Lott at Rochester and the one third 
part of my undivided lands in s d RochesP together with the' one 
half of my Mill Priviledge att Squamouogoniek, or at y e Norway 
Plains in s' 1 Rochester. 

Item, I give unto my Three Daughters, & to their Heirs & As- 
signs for ever, viz : to Elizabeth Knight, Mary Warren , and Ke- 
ziah Weutworth, the one half of my Orchard adjoyning to my son 
Joseph Heards Orchard, or the remainder of that Orchard, the one 
half of which I have, by this my last Will, given unto my s' 1 son 
Joseph Heard, and also all my Moveable Estate that shall remain at 
the Decease of thier Mother Abigail Heard, to beeaqually Divided 
among them. I also give unto my two Daughters afores tl Elisa- 
beth Knight & Kesiah Weutworth, & to thier Heirs & Assigns 
for ever, the one half of my Mill-Priviledge at Squainonogoniek, 
afores ,l or at y e Norway Plains to be eaqualy divided between them. 
I also give unto my Daughter Elisabeth Knight afores' 1 & to her 
Heirs & Assigns for ever, Eight Acres of fresh Marsh lying at 
Winkols Pond in s (1 Dover. 

Item, I give unto my Two Grand sons Joseph Knight & Tris- 
tram Warrin, & to thier Heirs & Assigns forever, Thirty Acres of 
land lying at a Place Commonly Called dead-Water, to be eaqually 
divided between them. 

Item, I give and bequeath unto my loving Wife Abigail Heard 
the one third part of the Profit Income or Produce of all my now 
Improv'd lands, Marsh & Orchards which in this my last Will & 
Testament I have given to my sous John & Sam 11 Heard, that is 
to Say, the one third part of the Grass & Hay, & all Sorts of Grain 



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both English & Indian and also > e one third part of y e Fruit, of 
the Orchards, given to my s d sons Jn° & Sam 11 Heard, & also y e 
one third part of y e Gardain fruits which the s <l land given to my 
s d two sons J n° & Sam 11 Heard shall produce; all which third 
part of the Produce of the aboves' 1 land & Orchards is to be de- 
livered unto my s d Wife Abigail Heard, by my s' 1 sons John & 
Sam 11 Heard in due season Yearly or every Year, during the whole 
time of her Continuing my Widow, but in Case she shall Marry 
again, then she shall have y e liberty to Improve the one third part 
of y e aboves d Land, & Orchards, during the whole term or time of 
her Natural life, but Shall manage them at her own Cost & Charge 
as is before Expres'd. 1 also give unto my s d Wife the Sole use& 
Improvement of my Dwelling House, & of my Barn standing on 
the southwest side of my s d Dwelling House, during y e whole 
time that she shall Continue my Widow, but if it shall so happen 
that she shall Marry again, then she shall have y H use & Im- 
provement of one third part of my Dwelling House & of the Cel- 
ler under, & one third part of y e afores' 1 Barn during the wliol 
term of her natural life, & my s' 1 son Sam 11 the use & Improve- 
ment of y e other two thirds of my s d Dwelling House Celler & 
Barn, & at y e Deceace of my s d Wife, my s' 1 Dwelling House & 
Barn shall be my son Samuel's, as is before mentioned. And all 
y e rest of my Moveable Estate not given disposed of or mentioned 
in this my last Will & Testament, I give unto my s d Wife Abi- 
gail Heard, & what Shall remain thereof at her Decease, shall be 
eaqually divided among my three Daughters, Elisabeth Knight, 
Mary Warren & Kesiah Went worth. 

Finally I do Constitute & Appoint my s d Wife Abigail Heard 
And my s d son Sam 11 Heard to be the Executrix & F)xecutor to 
this my last Will and Testament, hereby Revoaking Renouncing 
& utterly makeing void, & of none Effect, any, and all other Will, 
or Wills whatsoever heretofore by me made or Suffered to be made. 
Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be my last Will & 
Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand 
and Seal the Year first above written. 



NEW HAMTSHIRE WILLS 



511 



Signed Sealed Published Pro- 
nounced & Declared by the s d 
Tristram Heard as his last Will 
& Testament In the Presence of 
us 

Jon a Cashing 

William Willand 
His 

Will" X Horn Jun r 
Mark 

[Proved June 3, 1734.] 



Tristrum Heard 



RICHARD GOSS 



1734 



RYE 



[Bond of Rachel Goss of Rye, widow, with Samuel Berry and 
Ebenczer Perry as sureties, May 1, 1734, for the administration 
of the estate of her husband, Richard Goss ; witnesses, John Pen- 
hallow and Nathaniel Shannon.] 

[Warrant, May 1, 1734, authorizing Capt. Joseph Locke and 
Joseph Brown, both of Rye, to appraise the estate of Richard 
Goss of Rye.] 

[Inventory, June 25, 1739; amount, ^410.14.0; signed by 
Joseph Locke and Joseph Brown.] 



HENRY SEWARD 



1734 



PORTSMOUTH 



In the Name of God Amen I, Henry Sewer of Portsmouth in 
New England Shipwright * * * 

Item, I doe give all my present Estate or goods onely the Land 
att Partington ; That is to say My Dwelling House Garden and 
all the Beach to my well beloved Wife Mary Sewer Dureing her 
Widowood But if my wife Marrys again I give only the house above 



t 

512 VNEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

mentioned and Thirty foot down to the Watter side carrying its 
breadth of the house with a Third part of the Carding Dureing 
her Natural Life and after her Decease I do give and bequeath to 
my well beloved Son John Sewer and his heirs for ever All the 
Beach with one third of the Garden — 

Item I will & bequeath to my well beloved Son George and his 
heirs for ever One Third of the Garden and another pease of Land 
running forty foot down to the Watter side taken his Departure 
from the North East Corner of the said Garden then Running 
halfway from the said Corner towards the South Hast Corner of 
Said Garden Carrying its Depth the whole Wedth 

Item : I will & bequeath to my Son John and his heirs for ever 
A pease of Land joyning to the Watter side taking his Departure 
from the South Hast Corner of the Garden running halfway to- 
wards the North East Corner of Said Garding 

Item : I will And bequeath Unto my Executors My'Right in 
Barrington Containing One hundred and Twenty Acres of Laud — 

Item I will & bequeath that my Executors pay unto My Daughter 
Stewtly Term Shillings — 

Item ; I will and bequeath that my Executors pay unto My 
Daughter Goodin Term Shillings — 

Item I will & bequeath that my Executors pay unto my Daugh- 
ter Pulkinhorne Term Shillings — 

And I doe by these presents Constitute make and Ordain My 
Sons John and George My hole Executors of this my Last Will 
and Testament and I do hereby Utterly Disallow Revoke and Dis- 
anuli all and every other former Testament Will and Bequest and 
Executors by me in any wise before Named, Ratifying and Con- 
firming this and no other to be my Last will and Testament ; In 
Wittness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seall This 
Twentyninth Day of May One thousand Seven hundred and Thirty 
four 

Sign' 1 Sealed and Delivered in Henry Sewer 

the presence of us 



NEW HAMP^klRE WILLS 513 

Samuel Sherburne 
William Winkley 
Isaac Summer 
[Proved April 13, 1737.] 

Province of / To the Hon'ble John Went worth Esq r 

New Hampshire ) Judge of Probate of Wills and for granting 
Administration within the said Province 

The humble Petition of George Seaward of Portsmouth in the 
Province aforsaid Boatbuilder Sheweth 

That Henry Seaward late of Portsmouth aforesaid Caulker, 
(Grandfather of Your Pet r died about 30 Years agoe seized in 
Fee Simple of a Tract of Laud in Barrington in the same Province 
containing 120 Acres being Lot (258) hi the 6 th Range of Lots 
there, and by his Last Will and Testament devised the same unto 
George Seaward Your Petitioners Father and John Seaward an 
Uncle of Your Pet r 

That the said John Seaward is now living but Your Petitioners 
Father died about the Year of Our Lord 1758 Intestate seized of 
an undivided moiety of said land leaving Issue Your Petitioner & 
Joseph Seward now of Portsmouth aforesaid Caulker, and Benja- 
min Seaward & Dorothy Seaward Children and legal Representa- 
tives of Benjamin Seaward another Son of the said George the 
Father who deceased after his said Father & are now Minors. 

That Your Pet r and some other of the Parties are desirous of 
holding their respective Shares of the said Lands in severalty 

Wherefore as the premises are properly Cognizable before Your 
Honour Your Petitioner accordingly humbly prays your Honour 
that Partition may be made of the said Lands between the said 
John Seaward and the Heirs of the said George Seaward the Father 
agreeable to the Law of the said Province in such Case made and 
Provided. And that the Parties may be cited to appear &c 

George Seaward 

Portsm 4 th Feb f y 

[Citation ordered Feb. 14, 1769.] 



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514 N EW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

McMURPHY 1734 LONDONDERRY 

[Janet MacMurpliy of Londonderry renounces administration on 
the estate of her husband May 24, 1734, in favor of her brother, 
John MacMurphy.] 



WILLIAM HUCKLEY 1734 HAMPTON 

[Keziah Huckley renounces administration on the estate of 
William Huckley June 4, 1734, in favor of Samuel Page.] 

[Bond of Samuel Page, with Benjamin James and Nathaniel 
Drake as sureties, June 5, 1734, for the administration of the 
estate; witnesses, John Penhallow and John Watts.] 

[Warrant, June 5, 1734, authorizing Benjamin James and 
Nathaniel Drake, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate of Wil- 
liam Huckley of Hampton, whose widow has renounced admin- 
istration.] 

[Inventory, signed by Benjamin James and Nathaniel Drake ; 
amount, ^58.6.0 ; attested July 30, 1734.] 



RICHARD JOCE 1734 

[Bond of Damaris Joce, with John Pray and John Ayers as 
sureties, all of Portsmouth, June 10, 1734, for the administration 
of the estate of her husband, Richard Joce ; witnesses, Cyprian 
Jeffry and John Penhallow.] 



JOSIAH CLARK 1734 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Josiah Clark of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Mary Clark, June 27, 1 734-1 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 57. J 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 515 

[Bond of Mary Clark, widow, with William Parker, Jr., lawyer, 
and John Clark, mason, both of Portsmouth, as sureties, July 24, 
1734, for the administration of the estate of her husband, Josiali 
Clark of Portsmouth, clothier ; witnesses, John Penhallow and 
Nathaniel Shannon.] 

[Warrant, July 24, 1734, authorizing William Parker, Jr., and 
Ephraim Dennett, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 27, 1734; amount, ^642.12.6; signed by 
Ephraim Dennett and William Parker, Jr.] 

[License to the administratiix, March 26, 1735, to se ^ rea ^ 
estate.] 

[Administratrix's account against the estate " Since y e Decease 
of my Husband Josiah Clark 1729; " amount, ^141.11.5 1/2; 
mentions "Bringing upp Ann 3 Mo s ," 4( D° Sarah 3 Years & 

3 in"."] 



JOHN WEBSTER 1734 RYE 

[Bond of Jeremy Webster and Josiah Webster, with Theodore 
Atkinson of Portsmouth and Ebenezer Webster of Kingston as 
sureties, July 8, 1734, for the administration of the estate of their 
father, John Webster of Rye, mariner ; witnesses, John Penhallow 
and Elizabeth Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, July 8, 1734, authorizing Nathan Batchelder and 
Richard Hubbard, both of Kingston, to appraise the estate of 
John Webster, whose widow renounced administration.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 19, 1734; amount, ^702.11.8; signed by 
Richard Hubbard and Nathan Batchelder.] 

[Administrators' account of the settlement of the estate ; 



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amount of personal estate, ^126.11.8 ; expenditures, ^75.14.8; 
allowed March 16, 1735/6; mentions a brother, Caleb Webster, 
his schooling, sickness, and death.] 



JOSEPH GRAHAM 1734 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration 011 the estate of Joseph Graham of Portsmouth, 
cordwainer, granted to Adam Graham of the province of New 
York, yeoman, July 16, 1734.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 39.] 

[Bond of Adam Graham "in the Province of New York," with 
Francis Mathes of Durham, gentleman, and James Boyd of Ports- 
mouth, shopkeeper, as sureties, July 16, 1734, for the administra- 
tion of the estate ; witnesses, John Penhallovv and Francis Ma- 
thes, Jr.] 



ROGER SWAIN 1734 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of John Morse of Kittery, Me., with Francis Tucker, 
hatter, and Mark Nelson, cordwainer, both of Portsmouth, as 
sureties, July 31, 1734, for the administration of the estate of 
Roger Swain of Portsmouth, joiner; witnesses, John Penhallow 
and Nathaniel Shannon.] 

[Warrant, July 31, 1734, authorizing Capt. Samuel Banfield 
and Henry Sherburne, Jr., both of Portsmouth, to appraise the 
estate of Roger Swain, whose widow renounced administration.] 

[Inventory, signed by Samuel Banfield and Henry Sherburne ; 
amount, ^446.9.0; attested Sept. 13, 1734-] 



ELKINS 1734 

[Citation, Sept. 24, 1734, to Samuel Elkins of Exeter, yeoman 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 517 

on complaint of his sister, Abiel Martin, to appear and give an 
account of the estate of his father, who died intestate about forty 
years ago; return signed by Daniel Thing, constable of Exeter.] 



THOMAS HAMMETT 1734 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Hammett of Ports- 
mouth, sail-maker, granted to Mrs. Elizabeth Hammett and Henry 
Sherburne, Jr., of Portsmouth, Oct. 28, 1734.] 

[Frobate Records, vol. 14, p. 5r.] 

[Bond of Elizabeth Hammett, widow, and Henry Sherburne, 
Jr., of Portsmouth, merchant, with Abraham Senter, sail-maker, 
and John Gains, chair-maker, as sureties, Oct. 28, 1734, for the 
administration of the estate of her husband, Thomas Hammett of 
Portsmouth.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 28, 1734, authorizing John Shackford and Capt. 
Isaac Sumner, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of 
Thomas Hammett, sail-maker.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Shackford and Isaac Sumner ; 
amount, /435.19.6 ; attested Jan. 22, I734/5-] 

[Warrant, Oct. 31, 1735, authorizing Nathaniel Mendum, 
Isaac Sumner, and Matthew Livermore, all of Portsmouth, to 
receive claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, ^302.3.1; signed 
by Isaac Sumner and Matthew Livermore.] 

[License to the administrators, Jan. 28, 1735/6, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 121.] 

[License to Henry Sherburne, Jr., of Portsmouth, merchant, 
and Elizabeth Stevenson, wife of William Stevenson of Ports- 



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mouth, laborer, formerly Elizabeth Hainmett, administrators, 
April 25, 1739, to sell real estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 472.] 

[Administrators' account of the settlement of the estate; amount 
of estate, /560.12.1 ; expenditures, ^455. 7. 3 ; allowed July 31, 
I745-] 

[Various receipts, bonds, notes, etc., containing signatures of 
Thomas Hainmett, Ebenezer Stevens, Joshua Penhallow, Samuel 
Moore, Clement Hughes, Nathaniel Rogers, Joseph Sherburne, 
Huuking Went worth, Samuel Hart, Walter Deniford, Richard 
Wibird, Jothain Odiorne, Joshua Peirce, Thomas Peirce, Samuel 
Smith, Moses Furber, Joshua Peirce, Jr., Thomas Wright, John 
Bradford, Elizabeth Nodwell, James Pitman, and J. Hardison.] 



MICAH EMERSON 1734 DOVER 

[Bond of Sarah Emerson, with Thomas Leighton and John 
Leighton, both of Dover, as sureties, Nov. 9, 1734, for the ad- 
ministration of the estate of "Michael" Emerson ; witnesses, John 
Penhallow and Mary Penhallow.] 

[Inventory of theestateof "Micah" Emerson of Dover ; amount, 
^818.14.0; signed by Samuel Smith and Thomas Leighton ; at- 
tested March 26, 1735.] 



ROBERT COCHRAN 1734 LONDONDERRY 

[Administration on the estate of Robert Cochran of London- 
derry granted to James Cochran of Londonderry Nov. 12, 1734.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 54.] 

[Bond of James Cochran of Londonderry, with Ninian Cochran 
and James Aiken, both of Londonderry, as sureties, Nov. 12, 1734, 



V NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 519 

for the administration of the estate; witnesses. John Penhallow 
and Mary Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 12, 1734, authorizing Robert Given and Abra- 
ham Holmes, both of Londonderry, to appraise the estate of 
Robert Cochran, administration of which is granted to his brother, 
James Cochran.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 12, 1734; amount, ^466.17.10; signed by 
Robert Given and Abraham Holmes.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of personal estate, ^336.17.10 ; expenditures, ^243.3.10 ; allowed 
March 28, 1750.] 

[Various receipts, containing signatures of Daniel Clyde, Ninian 
Cochran, and Robert Clark.] 



SAMUEL GRAVES 1734 KINGSTON 

[Bond of Samuel Graves of Kingston, yeoman, with Robert 
Boyes of Kingston and James Jeffry of Portsmouth as sureties, 
Nov. 15, 1734, for the administration of the estate of his son, 
Samuel Graves of Kingston ; witnesses, James Graves and John 
Penhallow.] 



NATHANIEL GOOKIN 1734 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Rev. Nathaniel Gookin of 
Hampton granted to Mrs. Dorothy Gookin and Nathaniel Gookin 
of Hampton Nov. 18, 1734.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 52.] 

[Bond of Dorothy Gookin and Nathaniel Gookin, with Joseph 
Whipple and Ward Cotton, both of Hampton, clerks, as sureties, 



520 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 1i 

Nov. iS, 1734, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
Joshua Wingate and William Staniford.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 18, 1734, authorizing Joshua Wingate and 
William Staniford, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate of 
Rev. Nathaniel Gookin, administration of which is granted to 
his widow, Dorothy Gookin, and his son, Nathaniel Gookin.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 30, 1734; amount, ,£370.9.9; signed by 
Joshua Wingate and William Staniford.] 

[Guardianship of Daniel Gookin, minor, aged more than four- 
teen years, son of Rev. Nathaniel Gookin, granted to his brother, 
Nathaniel Gookin, Dec. 9, 1734.] 

("Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 53.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, Dec. 9, 1734, signed by Na- 
thaniel Gookin, Joshua Wingate, and William Staniford ; witnes- 
ses, Joseph Whipple and John Penhallow. "This is a Bond of 
Guardianship that M r Gookin Gives for His Bro r Daniel Gookin 
upwards of 14 Years of Age."] 

[Catalogue of the library of Rev. Nathaniel Gookin, with ap- 
praised value of each book ; amount, ^114.17.7 ; signed by Joseph 
Whipple and Ward Cotton ; attested Dec. 9, 1734.] 



JOHN CRAM 1734 HAMPTON FALLS 

In the Name of God Amen the Ninth day of December 1734 I 
John Cram of the South or Falls Parish in Hampton in the Pro- 
vince of New Hampshire in New England Farmer being old 

-* * * 

Imprimis I Give and Bequeath to my Eldest Son Benjamin Cram 
three half Shares of Land where his house now Stands Bounded to 
Jonathan Til ton's Land on the South and Robert Rows Land on 
the North & fifteen acres of Land at a place Called Grassey Swamp 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 5^t 

Bounded in part on his brother John's Land & in part on Col° John 
Gilman's Land and five acres of Land at a place called the burnt 
Swamp be the Same more or less Bounded to John Green's Land 
on the North and one Quarter of an Original Right in Chester and 
one third part of my peice of Salt marsh which Lyeth on the South 
Side of the marsh formerly Deacon Samuel Shaws all which Land 
and marsh I have Mentioned in my Deed of Gift to my Said Son 
Benjamin & this for his double portion Paying to my Daughter 
Argentine the wife of Abraham Brown one Cow She having Re- 
ceived the rest of her portion already — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Wad ley Cram four half 
Shares of Land where his house now Stands Bounded to Doct r 
Deans Land on the North and Bachelders Land on the South & 
thirty acres more or less bounded on the North to Robert Wadley's 
Land and on the South to Bachelders Land and one Quarter of 
one Original Right in Chester and half one Original right in 
Chichester and one third part of the Same peice of marsh with his 
Brother Benjamin all which I have mentioned in my Deed of Gift 
to my Son Wadley Except the half Share or right In Chichester 
and this is his portion paying to my Daughter Abigail the wife of 
John Bachelder one Cow 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son John Cram three half 
Shares of Land where his house and barn now Stands Bounded to 
Samuel Melchers Land on the North and Robert Rows Land on 
the South and two half Shares of Land at a place Called y e red 
Oak ridge bounded to Timothy Hutchins his Land on the East & 
to the Land of Jn° Page on y e West & fifteen acres of Land at the 
Grassey Swamp So Called in the Same peice with or by his Brother 
Benjamin Bounded Partly to Peter Samborns Land and partly to 
Col° John Gil mans Land and John Bachelders Land and one 
Quarter of one Original Right in Chester and one third part of my 
peice of marsh by or with his Bretheren Benjamin and Wadley and 
this I Give to my Son John for his portion part of which I have 
Given him in a deed of Gift 

Item I Give to my Son Jonathan Cram all my homested viz 1 my 



522 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

house barn and all my housing and Land Joining to Exeter Road 
on both Sides of the way and all my Stock of Cattle and Creatures 
of all Sorts and kind whatsoever and all my husbandery Tools and 
household Stuff and Goods without doors and within that I Shall 
leave at my Decease and a Quarter of one Right in Chester and 
one half of an Original right in Chichester and two Acres of Salt 
marsh be the Same more or less bounded on the North to marsh 
of Edmond Johnson and to Hillyards marsh on the South Paying 
to my Daughter Mary Eight Pounds in or as Money now the wife 
of Samuel Cram and one Cow, and Pay to my beloved Wife fifty 
Pounds in money or Passable Bills of Credit one half at my Decease 
& the other half one twelve month after — And I do Give & order 
my Son Jonathan to Receive all moneys dues and Debts due to me 
whatsoever, and to Pay all my just Debts which I owe — I do Like- 
wise Constitute make and ordain my Son Jonathan Cram my Sole 
Executor of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby 
utterly disallow revoke ec disannul all & Every other former Tes- 
taments Wills & Executors made by me in any ways before named 
Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my last Will & 
Testament — In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & 
Seal the day and year above Written Signed 

Signed Sealed Published and his 

Declared by the Said John Cram John X Cram 

as his last Will and Testament mark 

in the Presents of us the Sus- 
cribers 

Nath 1 Healey 

Jonathan Bae'elder 

Benjamin Present 
his 

Jonathan X Bachelder 
mark 

[Proved and allowed March 31, 1742.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 154.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 523 

EUPHALET COFFIN 1734/5 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen I EHplialet Coffin of Exeter in the 
Province of Newhampshire in New England Gentleman being 
weak of body * * * 

Item : I Give to my beloved wife Judith Coffin all my moveable 
estate with in Doors and with out and my Molatto Girl named 
Jinne and my Negro Girl Named Peg and all my Stock of Cattle 
and Swine to be for her own use and at her own Dispose, And 
the whole Improvement of my Real estate as long as she remains 
my widow, and three hundred pounds to be paid out of my Real 
estate each of my Children their proportion according to what is 
given them and my negro man Jack as long as she remains my 
widow. 

Item I Give to my Son Peter Coffin My dwelling house and 
orchard and all the land adjoyning to it, and all my land lying in 
Exeter at a place called the Neck bounding upon the highway 
leading to Grassy Swamp on the west, and on every other side 
with the land of Coll° John Gilman and the great River and a lot 
of land lying in the Meeting house lot, lying between John Rices 
laud and Ephraim Philbricks. And one Third part of my Pasture 
lying by Samuel Elkins's : And all my Common Rite in the 
Township of Exeter : And my Rite of Salt marsh and land lying 
in Stiatham at a place called Sandy point, and an hundred acres 
of land be it more or less lying at Lamperele River at a place 
Called the hook, and my house lot which I Sold to Abner Coffin, 
if he returns it again, or if not the money he owes for it. I like- 
wise give him two acres of land lying in the Township of Dover 
with an orchard upon it which was my fathers and my Right in 
the Saw mill at Dover and all other Rites of land in Dover Exe- 
cepting Starbrooks Meadow and my Negro man Jack after his 
mother has done with him and all my Bills Bonds and book 
Debts, and desire that his mother would let him have the clock, 
and I give him my Rite in Tuchaney mill 

Item : I Give to my two Daughters Abigail Gilman and Judith 



524 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Coffin my great meadow in the Township of Dover Known by the 
name of Starbrooks meadow by estimation one hundred acres be it 
more or less, and one hundred acres of land layed out at the Red 
Oake hill and Thirty acres of land adjoyning to it within the 
Township of Exeter And two Thirds of my Pasture lying in Exe- 
ter Near Samuel Elkins's house 

Item My Will is that my Daughter Judith Shall have one hun- 
dred pounds out of the aforesaid Tracts of land before Division, to 
make her equal with what her sister Abigail has already had, and 
then the land to be equally Divided between them. 

Item : I give to my two daughters Abigail Gil man and Judith 
Coffin my land lying in Exeter by the Meeting house as now fenced 
by m r Benjamin Thing and John Beard to be equally Divided be- 
tween them Judith to take her part next the old Kitchen which 
John Beard lives in, and I give to my daughter Judith the house 
that John Beard lives in besides her proportion of land. 

Item. I give to EHphalet Gilman my Rite in the Saw mill and 
Grist mill upon Exeter falls : 

Finally My Will is and I do hereby Appoint my Son Peter Cof- 
fin Sole Executour to this my last Will and Testament hereby 
Revoking disanulling and making void all other Wills and Testa- 
ments by me heretofore made. In Witness whereof I have here- 
unto Set my hand and Seal this fifteenth Day of January Anno 
Domini One Thousand Seven hundred and Thirty four or five. 

Signed, Sealed & owned In EHphalet Coffin 

presence of us — 

John Lord 

Daniel Thing 

Nath 11 Bartlett 

[Proved Sept. 13, 1736.] 



EBENEZER PEARSON 1734/5 BRADFORD MASS. 

[Bond of Hannah Pearson of Bradford, Mass., widow, with 
Joseph Norton and Benjamin Moody, both of Hampton, as sure- 



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525 



ties, Feb. 5, 1734/5, for the administration of the estate of her 
husband, Ebenezer Pearson ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Mary 
Penhallow.] 

[Administration on the estate of Ebenezer Pearson of Bradford, 
Mass., granted to his widow, Hannah Pearson, Feb. 22, 1734/5.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 62.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 22, 1734/5, authorizing James Prescott and 
Jonathan Fifield, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by James Prescott and Jonathan Fifield ; 
amount, ,£281.0.0; attested May 7, 1735.] 

[License to the administratrix, May 7, 1735, to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 64.] 

[Account of Joseph Badger and his wife of Haverhill, Mass., of 
the settlement of the estate ; amount of estate in New Hampshire, 
,£255.14.0; expenditures, ^437-Q-o; allowed Jan. 25, i73 6 /7-] 



STEPHEN DUDLEY 1734/5 EXETER 

In the name of God Amen 

I Stephen Dudley of Exeter in the province of New-hamshire in 
New England being weak of Body * * * 

Item 1) I give unto my Son Nicolas Dudley five shillings he 
having received his portion Allready 

Item 2)1 give unto my two Grandson John Dudley & Davison 
Dudley the Sons of Samuel Dudley and Stephen Dudley to Each 
of them five shillings their fathers having received their portions 
in their life times 

Item 3) I Give unto my two sons James Dudley and Trueworthy 
Dudley my Dwelling house out housing and all my Lands and 
meaddows thereto belonging after the decease of my well Beloved 
wife mercy Dudley excepting five acres here after to be Disposed of 



526 '' NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 

Item: 4) I Give unto my Dafters Joanna perryman Elisabeth 
Gilinan & Sarah Gilinan to each of them five pounds to be paid 
unto them by their two Brothers James and trueworthy within two 
years After my wifes Decease 

Item 5) I Give unto my Grandafter Sarah Dudley the Dafter of 
my Son Joseph Dudley Deceased five pounds to be paid within two 
years after my wifes Decease by my two Sons James Dudley and 
trueworthy Dudley whome I require to pay all Legacies in this 
will 

finally I Give unto my well Beloved wife mercy Dudley my 
house and housing and all my Lauds and meadows During the 
time of her naturall Life and allso five acres of Land adjoining to 
the Land of Martha Bean which She Bought of me and to have her 
Rods fronting upon the way and So riming back till it makes five 
acres to be wholly at her Disposall for ever and I allso Give her 
111 y well beloved wife all my moveable Estate to be wholy at her 
disposall forever and I do by these presents make Constitute and 
appoint her my well beloved wife mercy Dudley the Sole execu- 
trix of this my Last will and testament hereby revoking and Dis- 
annaling all former wills and testaments by me heretofore made 
In Confirmation whereof I have to this my last will and testament 
set my hand and seal this seventeen Day of feburary Anno Dom- 
ini one thousand seven hundred and thirty four: five 1734/5 

Signed Sealed and owned in mark 

the presence of Stephen X Dudley 

Cartee Gil man his 

Timothy Leavitt 

John Lufken 

[Proved May 13, 1735.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Mercy Dudley, Car- 
tee Gilman, and Samuel Thing; witnesses, John Penhallow and 
Caleb Richardson.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 527 

GEORGE ALMARY 1734/5 

[George Ahnary and Hannah Almary, children of George Al- 
mary, deceased, make choice of their uncle, Samuel Hart, as their 
guardian Feb. 20, 1734/5 ; witnesses, David Higgins and Desire 
Doane ; (< Allow d May 5, 1735 Children of George Allow' 1 for Mary 
& Han a Child" of Rob 1 under y e age of 14 years."] 

[Probate Records, vol. 12, p. 185.] 



ROBERT JACOB 1734/5 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Robert Jacob of Portsmouth 
granted to Charles Gorwood March 15, 1734/5, the widow declin- 
ing to act.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 55.] 

[Bond of Charles Gorwood, with Matthew Bradford, merchant, 
and Joseph Downing, yeoman, as sureties, all of Portsmouth, 
March 15, 1734/5, for the administration of the estate; witnesses, 
John Penhallow and Mary Penhallow.] 

[Warrant, March 15, 1734/5, authorizing John Cutt and Henry 
Sherburne, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Warrant, April 20, 1735, authorizing Matthew Livennore, 
Eleazer Russell, and John Cutt, all of Portsmouth, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 15, 1735 ; amount, ^106.5.4 ; not signed.] 

[List of claims against the estate, Nov. 30, 1735 ; amount ^284. 
4.6; signed by Matthew Livennore, Eleazer Russell, and John 
Cutt.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of estate, ^135.4.2 ; expenditures, ,£33.2.6 ; allowed April 2, 



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SAMUEL BANFIELD 1735 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

The Twenty Sixth Day of March in the year of our Lord 1735 
I Samuel Banfill of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire in New England Taylor ; being in good health of Body 

* * * 

Item I Give and bequeath to my Dearly beloved Sister Mary 
Stoneman & her heirs that is now in being all my right Title and 
Intrest in the Town of Portsmouth aforesaid or any other where 
whether the Same be moveables or Immoveables or any thing or 
things whatsoever Except Twenty one pounds 

Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved brother Thomas Banfill 
Twenty pounds in money to be paid him by my Executor when 
he shall Come to the age of Twenty one years 

Item I give unto my beloved brother in Law John Stoneman 
Twenty shillings in money whom I likewise Constitute Make and 
ordain my only and Sole Executor of this my Last will and Tes- 
tament and I Do hereby utterly disallow Revoke and Disannual 
all and every other former Testaments Wills and Legacies bequests 
and Executors by me in any wayes before this Time named Willed 
and bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be 
my Last Will and Testament iu Witness whereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand and Seal the Day and year above written 

Signed Sealed Published pro- Samuel Banfill 

uounced and Declared by the 
Said Samuel Banfill as his Last 
will & Testament In the presence 
of us the Subscribers 

George Banfill 

Thomas Bickford 

Elizabeth Bickford 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 529 

[Proved March 28, 1739, and, the executor named in the will 
being dead, administration was granted to Mary Stoueman, widow, 
sister of Samuel Baiifield.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 13, 1742/3, authorizing Samuel Hart of Ports- 
mouth and Seth Ring of Nevvington to appraise the estate of 
Samuel Baiifield of Portsmouth, gentleman, "the care of which is 
Granted to Joseph Langdon of S d Portsin" yeom until further 
order."] 

[Inventory, Jan. 20, 1742/3 ; amount, ^3496.12.0; signed by 
Samuel Hart and Seth Ring.] 

[Administration granted to Joseph Langdon Jan. 26, 1742/3.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate; 
amount of personal estate, ^708.12.0; expenditures, ^354.12.7 ; 
allowed March 30, 1743.] 



JOHN SIMES 1735 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God, Amen. The Thirty first day of March in 
the year of our Lord 011c Thousand Seven hundred and Thirty 
five I John Svmines of Poilsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Shopkeeper being sick and weak in body * 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Hannah the 
Improvement and use of all my personall and real estate whether 
in Portsmouth aforesaid or elsewhere during her Natural life — 

Item I will and ordain that it shall be in the Power of my be- 
loved wife Hannah (hereafter Constituted and appointed my Ex- 
ecutrix of this my last Will and Testament) together with Rich- 
ard Wibird Esq r and M r Mark Langdon Joynerboth of Portsmouth 
afores d whom I Nominate Trustees or Overseers together with my 
said Wife Hannah to sell nil or part of my Estate personal or real 
or both if it shall be needful for the support of my said wife or 

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all or any of my Children in the life time of my said wife & if it 
shall please God to take my said wife out of the world then I 
will and ordain that it shall be in the Power of the said Richard 
Wibird and Mark Langdon overseers as afores (1 to sell all or any 
part of my Estate personal or real or both if it shall be needful 
for the support of all or any of my Children unless my said wife 
shall in her lifetime, to whom I give full power so to do, dispose 
of my s d Estate to and among my Children as she shall see meet — 

Item I constitute and appoint my beloved wife Hannah sole 
Executrix of this my last will and Testament and Richard Wibird 
and Mark Langdon afores d Trustees or overseers as aforesaid desir- 
ing that the s d Wibird and Langdon would take the said Trust 
upon them, and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannull 
all and every other former Testaments, Wills and Legacys lie- 
quests and Executors, by me in any ways before this time named 
willed and bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other 
to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have here- 
unto set my hand and seal the "day and year above written 

Signed Sealed published pro- John Simes 

nounced and declared by the s d 
John Sy mines as his last will and 
Testament in presence of us the 
Subscribers 

Jn" Sibson 

J n° Peacock 

M. Bradford 

[Proved Sept. 24, 1740.] 



ABIGAIL ODLIN 1735 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen. I Abigail Odlin once of Boston, 
but now of Exeter in the Province of Newhampshire in New Eng- 
land, Spinster : being weak of body * * 

Item I Give to the children of my brother Elisha Odlin De- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 53 1 

ceased, viz : BUshi OJliu, Miry Bass, Abigail Roberts and Sarah 
Edgar one hundred pounds hi money to be divided between them 
only Elisha Odliu to liave a double portion: 

Item, I Give to the Children of my brother John Odlin viz 
John Odlin, Elisha Odlin, Dudley Odliu and Woodbridge Odlin 
Eighty pounds to be equally divided between them 

Item I Give to the children of my Sister Hannah Dyer, de- 
ceased viz Benjamin Dyer, Joseph Dyer, Elisha Dyer Hannah 
Dyer, Abigail Bradford, Margaret Hall and Sarah Rainer Eighty 
pounds to be equally Divided between them 

Item I Give to my Sister Margaret Brown, Sixty pounds in 
money, and my black Silk Snte 

Item : I Give to my Cousin Abigail Brown Twenty pounds 

Item My Will is that in ease my Rite in the house and land at 
Boston, given me by my father when Sold, won't produce the 
Sums above mentioned after my Debts and funeral charges are 
paid and Discharged then every Legatee to .abate in proportion, 
And that the legacies Shall be paid as soon as Sale can be made 
of the house and land and not before. 

Item: I Give to my Cousin Elisha Odlin my brother Johns Sou 
my bed and Curtains and beding and all the furniture belonging 
to it. 

Item I Give to my two Cousins Abigail Bradford and Abigail 
Roberts all my wearing Apparel not already disposed of to be 
equally divided between them, and to Abigail Bradford my Iron 
Kettle 

Item I Give to my brother John Odlin all my Rite in the house 
and land at Boston given me by my father in Partnership with 
him, and all the Rest and Residue of my estate both personal and 
Real not already disposed of he paying my Just Debts and legacies 
as above mentioned 

Finally, My Will is and I do hereby appoint my brother John 
Odlin Sole Executour to this my last Will and Testament hereby 
revoking, disanulling and makeing void all former Wills and Tes- 
taments bv me heretofore made. In Witness whereof I the Said 



532 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Abigail Odlin have to this my last Will and Testament Set my 
hand and Seal this first day of April Anno Domini One Thousand 
Seven hundred and Thirty Five 

Signed, Sealed and Owned In Abigail Odlin 

presence of us 

Daniel Thing 

Abnar thustin 

natha'iel Smith 

[Proved Oct. 22, 1735.] 



ICHABOD HAYES 1735 DOVER 

[Bond of Abigail Hayes, widow, with John Hayes and John 
Starbird, husbandmen, as sureties, April 7, 1735, for the adminis- 
tration of the estate of her husband, Ichabod Hayes ; witnesses, 
John Penhallow and Ralph Hall.] 

[Warrant, April 7, 1735, authorizing Capt. Thomas Millett 
and Capt. Tristram Coffin, both of Dover, gentlemen, to appraise 
the estate of Ichabod Hayes of Dover, husbandman.] 

[Inventory, May 5, 1735 ; amount, ^877.18.6 ; signed by 
Thomas Millett and Tristram Coffin.] 



DAVID OILMAN 1735 EXETER 

The East Will and Testament of David Gil man of Exeter in the 
Province of New Hanipsh 1 " in New England — I the said David 
Gihnan being Sick and weak in Body * * 

Imprimis — I give and bequeath unto My Nephew David Gil- 
man Son to My Brother Caleb Gihnan My Home place My House 
Orchard and all my Land adjoining thereto On both sides of the 
way Leading to New market that is to Say all my Land Lying 
on s d way both above and below the way with all the privelidges 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 533 

& appurtenances thereunto belonging to Him the s d David Gilnian 
His Heirs & assigns for ever. — 

Item. I give and Bequeath to My Nephew David Lyford Son 
of Thomas Lyford Deceasd the Sum of Fifty Pounds currant 
Money of New England within the Space of three years after my 
Decease otherwise to have the thirty Acres of Land which I have 
lying at the Head of Israel Gilmans Land in s d Exeter on the 
North side of Piscassick road — 

Item, I give and bequeath unto My Nephew David Connor Son 
of Cornelius Connor His Heirs & Assigns all my right Title & 
Interest which I have ever had or ought to have of, in, and unto, 
the Common lands in s d Exeter — 

Item — I freely give bequeath & release unto My Nephew Israel 
Oilman Son to My Brother Jeremiah Gilman the whole Sum that 
He is indebted tome. He delivering up to My Brother Caleb Gil- 
man on his Demand four Oxen which He Hath of mine together 
with two Yoaks three chains ec Copse 

Item, I give and Bequeath unto my Brother James Gilman's 
Wife My Bed and Bedding 

Item I give and Bequeath unto My Brother Caleb Gilrnan His 
Heirs and Assigns for ever, which Said Brother I Likewise con- 
stitute Make and ordain My Sole Exec r of this My Last Will and 
Testament My Thirty Acres of Land at the Head of Israel Gil- 
mans Land in s d Exeter on the north Side of Piscassick road, 
Together with My Part of a Sawmill at Piscassick And Twenty 
acres of Land Adjoining As also four Oxen The Yoaks Copse and 
Chains which are in the hands of Israel Gilman before mentiond 
and One Chain which is lent to Samuel Stevens Jun r As also all 
My Other Moveables Debts & demands not already disposd of, 
He My s d Brother Caleb Paying all my Just Debts — And Paying 
to David Lyford before mentioned the Sum of Fifty Pounds Money 
within the Space of Three Years After My Decease Or Else 
according as He my s fl Brother Shall See good within s d Term of 
Three Years to make and Execute a Lawfnll deed <x. Conveyance 
To s d David Lyford His Heirs & Assigns of the aboves d Thirty 



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34 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



acres of Land At the Head of Israel Gilmans Land. And I do 
hereby ratify and Confirm this and No Other to be My Last Will 
& Testament In Witness whereof I have Hereunto Set My Hand 
And Seal this Twenty fifth day in the Year of our Lord One Thou- 
sand Seven hundred & thirty five — 1735 

Signd Seald Publishd pro- His 

11011 need and declard by the s d David X Oilman 

David Gilman as His Last will mark 

and Testament in Presence of us 
the subscribers 

Nich" Gilman Juu r 

Thomas Webster Jun r 

Elisabeth tomsou 

[Proved April 11, 1735.] 

[Guardianship of David Gilman, minor, aged more than four- 
teen years, legatee of David Gilman of Exeter, granted to his 
father, Caleb Gilman, May 22, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 65.] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, signed by Caleb Gilman, James 
Cressy, and Joseph Burleigh ; witnesses, Caleb Richardson and 
Samuel Penhallow ; endorsed u M r Caleb Gilmans Bond of Guar- 
dianship for his son David May 2 2 d 1735-"] 



RICHARD CUTT 1735 PORTSMOUTH 

[Bond of Love Cutt, widow, with John Cutt and Henry Sher- 
burne, Jr., both of Portsmouth, as sureties, April 22, 1735, for 
the administration of the estate of her husband, Richard Cutt of 
Portsmouth, mariner.] 



SIMON MARSTON 1735 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen This 26 th Day of April 1735 I 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 5J35 

Simon Marston of Hampton in the Province of New Hampshire 
in New England being Now Weak in body * * * 

Imprimis I Give unto my beloved Wife Hannah the East End 
of my Dwelling house so long as She Shall live & the Moveables 
in my house I Give to my said Wife to due with them as she 
Pleases & One hundred Weight of Good Pork & one hundred of 
Good beaf & ten Bushels of Indian Corn & two bushels of Wheat 
or Wheat & Barley & two Bushels of Malt & two Cows to be kept 
for her Summer & Winter so Long as she shall live & five Pound 
of Cotton Wool & five Pound of Sheeps Wool & twelve Cord of 
Good fire wood & one barrel of Cyder all the Particulars above 
Mentioned I Give to my said Wife Yearly & Every Year so long as 
she shall live & I order my two Sons viz Jon a Marston & Daniel 
Marston Equally Between them to find there said Mother Every 
thing above Mentioned Yearly & Every Year so Long as she shall 
Live & my said Sons are to Carry there Mother to Meeting when 
she is able to Go & Whereas my said Sons wear to find their 
Mother with five pound of Sheeps Wool Yearly & Every Year in 
Lieu of that I order them to find their mother with four Sheep 
Summer and Winter so long as she shall live — 

Item I Give unto my Sou Jonathan Marston the West End of my 
house where he now dwells & the East End he is to have at his 
Mothers Decease and all the Land where the house is and barn — 

Item I Give unto my Son Daniel Marston the house & barn 
where he now Dwells & as many Acres of Land Where the house 
is as his Brother Jonathan Marston has where his house is — 

Item I Give unto my two Sons viz* Jonathan Marston & Daniel 
Marston all my land & meadow Ground & Salt Marsh & Thatch 
Ground according to Quantity & Quality to be Equally to be 
Divided between them & my Stock of Cattle & Sheep & horses & 
Swine & Husbandry tools to be Equally to be Divided Between 
them — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Sarah Dearbon twelve Pounds 
in Species at money Price to be paid to her by my Son Jonathan 
Marston at his mothers Decease — 



53^ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Deborah Nodd twelve Pounds 
in Species at money Price to be paid to her by my Son Daniel 
Marston at his Mothers Decease — 

Lastly my Will & Meaning is that what Debts or Dues are 
owing from me I order my two Sons viz Jonathan Marston & 
Daniel Marston to pay them Equally between them & what Debts 
are due to me they are to Receive & have Equally between them. 
And I do Appoint my above Named Wife Hannah & my two Sons 
viz Jonathan Marston & Daniel Marston to be Executors to this 
my last Will & Testament : And in Confirmation hereof I have 
hereunto set my hand & Seal the Day & Year above Mentioned in 
the Eighth Year of King George the Second his Reign over Great 
Britain — 

Signed Sealed & Declared by Simon Marston 

Simon Marston to be his Last 
Will and Testament in Presence 
of us Witnesses — 

John Marston 

David Wedgwood 

Jabez Smith 

[Proved June 7, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 47.5.] 

[Blank sheet of paper, for bond, signed by Jonathan Marston, 
David Marston, John Marston, and David Wedgewood; witnesses, 
John Penhallow and Samuel Penhallow ; endorsed il Jon a Marston 
& Dan 1 Marstons Bond to Comply w th their ffathers Will June 7 th 

1735."] 



JOHN ABBOTT 1735 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Abbott of Portsmouth, 
yeoman, granted to Mercy Abbott, widow, Nov. 4, 1735-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 91.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 537 

[Bond of Mercy Abbott, widow, with James Leach and John 
Churchill as sureties, all of Portsmouth, May 17, 1735, for the 
administration of the estate of her husband, John Abbott; wit- 
nesses, John Penhallow and Benjamin Gambling, Jr.] 

[Warrant, May 17, 1735, authorizing William Rand and John 
Marden to appraise the estate of John Abbott of Portsmouth, black- 
smith.] 

[Inventory, May 19, 1735 ; amount, .£9.7.6 ; signed by John 
Marden and William Rand.] 



PHILEMON DALTON 1735 HAMPTON 

[Bond of James Bridges, Jr., of Andover, Mass., maltster, with 
Jeremiah Marston of Hampton, yeoman, and Matthew Livermore 
of Portsmouth as sureties, in the sum of ^200, May 20, 1735, for 
the administration of the estate of Philemon Dalton of Hampton, 
housewright ; witnesses, John Penhallow and Samuel Penhallow.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 1, 1735; amount, ^100. o. o ; signed by Jer- 
emiah Marston and Philip Towle.] 

[Administration granted to James Bridges, Jr., of Andover, 
Mass., maltster, Nov. 4, 1735.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 90.] 

[License to the administrator, Nov. 4, 1735, to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 92.] 

[Warrant, May 20, 1736, authorizing Jeremiah Marston and 
Philip Towle, both of Hampton, toappraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. S9.] 



53 8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JONATHAN MOULTON 1735 RYE 

In the name of God amen the twentyth Day may Anno Domini 
1735 and In the Eighth year of his majesties Reign georg the 
Second King over Grate Britain King &c. I Jonathan moulton of 
the Parish of Rye in the Provence of new Hampshierin new Eng- 
land Cooper being verey sick and weeke in body 

Imprimis I give and bequeath to Elezebeth my dearly beloved 
wife one third Part of all my Estate buildings Lands marsh and 
meadows Dnreing her natural Life or widowhood and she also to 
have the Disposeing of the wholl of the same till my Eldest son 
comes to the age of one and twenty years I also give and bequeth 
to my said wife Elezebeth all my moveables with in and with out 
Dores and all my stock of Cattle for her to Dispose of and Improve 
for the benifitt and bringing up of my children 

Second I give and bequeth to my well beloved son Reuben 
moulton two thirds of all my Buildings and all my lands marsh 
and medowes my said son Reuben to have two thirds of them 
Laying Either in Hampton in Said Provence or in said Parish of 
Rye and the other third Part of my said s d buildings Land marsh 
and medows my said son Reuben Moulton is to have after my 
wifes Deceess or Present widow whood my said son Reuben moul- 
ton to Pay my beloved sons Jonathan Danil and Robert Moulton 
twelve Pound to Each 

Itam I give and bequeath to my beloved son Jonathan moulton 
twelve Pound to be Payed by my said son Reuben moulton 

Itam I give and bequeath to my beloved son Daniel moulton 
twelve Pound to be Payed by my said son Reuben moulton 

Itam I give and bequeath to my beloved son Robert moulton 
twelve Pound to be Payed by my said son Reuben moulton 

Itam I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Luce moul- 
ton five Pound to be Payed by my said son Reuben moulton and 
in Case my said sou Reuben should Dye before he Comes to the 
age of one and twenty years then my next Eldest surviveing son 
to have all that was given to my said son Reuben and he also to 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 539 

pay and Perform all that my said son Reuben was to pay and 
perform I also Constitute make and ordain my beloved wife Eleze- 
beth and my Brother Robert moult on Executors of this my Last 
will and testment and I Do. here by utterly disalow revoke and dis- 
null all and every other former testements wills Leagusies be- 
quests and Executors by me in any ways before named willed and 
bequeathed ratifieing and conforming this and no other to be my 
Last will and testment in wittness here of I have here unto Sett 
my hand and Seal the day and year above written 

Signed Sealed Publeshed Pro- his mark 

nounced and Declared by the Jonathan X moulton 

Said Jonathan moulton as his and Seal 

Last will and testment in the 
Presence of us the Subscribers 

Samuel Palmer 

Stephen Batchelder 

Stephen Palmer 

[Proved June 23, I735-] 

[Blank sheet of paper for bond, June 23, 1735, signed by Robert 
Moulton and Elizabeth Moulton ; witnesses, John Penhallow and 
Samuel Penhallow.] 



JOHN WILLIAMS 1735 DURHAM 

In the name of god amen the twenty third day of may anno 
domine one thousand seven hundred and thirty five I John Wil- 
liams of the town of durham in the provence of new hampsher 

in new england husbandman being very sick and weak in body 

* ■* # 

Imprimis I give and bequeth to Ruth williams my well beloved 
wife one third part of my Lands being the home stead or tenement 
where I now dwell the fence about s d Lands to be kept in good 
repair from time to time by my executor hear after named as allso 



)\ 540 NKW IIAMPSHIRK WILLS 

the east end or part of my now dwelling house and also y e one 
half of my barn during her natuarel Life and at her decease y e s d 
land house and barn shall return to my s d executor I allso give 
unto my s d wife all my moveable estate both within dors and with 
out to be by her freely possessed and disposed of as she shall see 
meet 

Item I give to my daughter hannah huckins the wife of James 
huckins fifty pounds in Currant silver money or good pasabel 
provence bills of Credit of new england to be paid her by my s d 
executor at y e expiration of the term of one year after my decease. 

Item I give unto my grand daughter elisabeth badger ten 
pounds in Currant silver money or in good provence bills of Credit 
of new england when she shall arrive at the age of eighteen years 
the said ten pounds to be then paid her by my s (1 executor this 
being y e remainder of her mothers portion which she had not 
Received 

Item I give unto my son John williams whome I Constitute 
make and ordain my sole executor of This my last will and testa- 
ment all and singuler my Lands mesuages and tenements build- 
ings and edifices and all my other estate both real and personal 
in durham and else where excepting what I have otherwise dis- 
posed of in and by this my Last will and testament by him and 
his heirs and asignes freely to be possessed and enjoyed for ever 
and I do hereby utterly disallow Revoke and disannul all and 
every other former testaments, wills Legacies bequests and execu- 
tors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed Rati- 
fying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last will and 
testament In witness whereof I have hear unto sett my hand and 
seal the day and year above written 

Signed sealed published pro- John Williams 

nounced and delivered by y e s d 
John williams as his last will and 
testament in the presents of us 
the subscribers 



i! 

NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 54.I 

Ephraim Davis 
James Bunker 
Benjamin Burdick 
[Proved March 27, 1745.] 



THOMAS PERKINS 1735 STAR 

[Sarah Perkins renounces administration on the estate of her 
husband, Thomas Perkins, June 23, 1735, in favor of Samuel 
Waldo of Boston, Mass., principal creditor; witnesses, William 
Sanderson and Nathaniel Sparhawk.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Thomas Perkins of Gosport, June 
2 6) !735 5 amount, ^88.2.6 ; signed by Joseph Mace and Charles 
Randall.] 



SAMUEL CANNEY 1735 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen the Twenty fifth day of July one 
thousand Seven hundred & thirty five I Samuel Canney of the 
Town of Dover in y e Province of New- Hampshire in New-Eng- 
land Black-Smith being very sick and weak of Body, but of Per- 
fect mind and memory, thanks be given to God ; do make and 
ordain this my last Will & Testament ; As touching such Worldly 
Estate wherewith it hath Pleased God to bless me in this Life, I 
give Demise & Dispose of the same in y e following manner and 
form, viz : 

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Wife Sarah 
Canney whom I also Constitute make and ordain my sole exec- 
utrix of this my last Will and Testament, All my Household 
goods and movables both within dores & without, to her, her 
Heirs & Assigns for ever, I also give unto my s d Wife my Dwel- 
ling House & Barn, with the sole use and Improvement, of all my 



542 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



Land & orchard during the term of her remaining my Widow, and 
in Case she shall not marry again, then I give her the Improv. 
ment of my s d House Barn and all my s d Laud during the term of 
her natural life, Exepting Three Acres which I have hereafter in 
this my Last Will given Conditionally unto my Son Sam 11 Canney. 

Item, I give unto my sou Sam 11 Cauney Three Acres of Laud 
on the Northerly side of my Land adjoyning to M r Jn° Gage's 
Land riming from the Lane by my Barn down to the River, hold- 
ing y e same breadth all the way, y e s d Three Acres of Laud I give 
my s d son Sam 11 Canney in Case he Shall Pay & discharge all such 
Bonds and obligations wherein I stand bound and obliged for him, 
& shall thereby Exempt me and my Heirs from paying the same : 
but in Case either I or my Heirs shall pay y e s d Bonds or obliga- 
tions, then y e s d Three Acres of Land is herein given with the 
Rest of my Land ; I also give unto my s d son Sam 11 Canney Thirty 
Pounds in Cattle or in the Produce of my Place at y e market Price 
at y e time of Payment, to be Paid him by his Brethren Joshua & 
Love Canney, in Three Years after my s d Place or Land shall 
Come into their hands, that is to say Ten Pounds in y e first Year, 
& Ten Pounds in y e Second, & Ten Pounds in y e Third year that 
they shall Possess y e s d Place or Land as their own Proper Estate. 

Item I give unto my sou Thomas Cauney if he is living, & shall 
live to Come home, Thirty Pounds, to be paid him in Cattle or in 
the Produce of my Place at y e Market Price, at y e time of Payment, 
to be Paid him by his Brethren Joshua and Love Cauney in three 
Year after they have Paid y e Legacy herein given to my son Sam 11 
Canney, and to be Pay'd yearly, that is to say Ten Pounds a 
year till the whole Thirty Pounds shall be paid. 

Item, I give unto my Son Benjamin Canney Thirty Pounds to 
be Paid in Cattle or in the Produce of my Place at y e Market Price 
at y e time of Payment, to be Paid him by his Brethren Joshua and 
Love Canney, in Three Years after they have paid y e Legacy here- 
in given to their Brother Sam 11 Canney in Case their Brother Tho s 
Canney shall not then be return'd from Sea, but in Case he shall 
then be return'd home, then in three years after they have paid 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 543 

his Legacy herein given, that is to say Ten Pounds a year till the 
whole Thirty Pounds be Paid. — 

Item I give unto the Children, of my Daughter Sarah Hussey, 
viz Joseph, Jean, Sarah Lidya, & Samuel Hussey Ten Pounds, 
that is to say forty shillings to each of them, to be Paid them in 
the Produce of my Place at y e Market Price, at y e time of Payment, 
by my s (1 sons Joshua & Love Canney, to the Males at their arriv- 
ing at the Age of Twenty & one Years, & to y e females upon their 
Arriving at the Age of Eighteen Years. 

Item 1 give unto my Daughters Lydia the wife of Benjamin 
Lewes ; and to Martha Canney Ten Pounds each, to be Paid them 
in the Produce of my Place, at y e Market Price at y e time of Pay- 
ment, by my s d sons Joshua and Love Canney in Two Years after 
they have Paid the Legacies herein given to their Brethren Sam 11 
and Benj a Canney, that is to say, to my Daughter Lidya Lewes, 
Ten Pounds in y e first year & to my Daughter Martha Canney Ten 
Pounds in y e Second year after they have paid y e s d Legacies to 
their Brethren Sam 11 & Benja Canney. 

Item I give unto my sons Joshua and Love Canney, All my 
Land with the orchards and Buildings standing thereon, except- 
ing the three Acres herein Conditionally given to my son Sam 1 
Canney, and in Case he shall not Comply with y e Conditions here- 
in mentioned whereby he may be Entitled to y e s (l three acres of 
Land ; then I give the s d three Acres, together with my other 
Land to my s d Sons Joshua and Love Canney and to their Heirs 
and Assigns for ever, at their Mothers Marrying again, and in Case 
she shall not marry again, then after her decease, by them freely 
to be Posses' 1 and Enjoy'd. And I do hereby utterly disallow Re- 
voke and Disannul all and every other former Testaments Wills 
Legacies bequests and Executors, by me in any ways before named, 
Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and 
Testament, In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and 
Seal the Day and Year first above written 



544 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Signed Scaled Published Pro- His 

nou need and Declared by the s' 1 Samuel X Canney 

Sam 11 Canney as his last Will and Mark 

Testament in y e Presence of us y e 
Subscribers 

Epharim Tebbetes 

Edward Tebbets 

Jon a dishing 

[Proved Sept. i, 1735.] 



ISAAC DOW 1735 RYE 

[Administration on the estate of Isaac Dow of Rye, yeoman, 
granted to his widow, Charity Dow, Aug. 16, 1735.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 74.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 16, 1735, authorizing Richard Jenness and John 
Garland, both of Rye, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 5, 1735 ; amount, ^595-o.o; signed by Rich- 
ard Jenness and John Garland.] 



BENJAMIN EVANS 1735 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Evans of Dover, 
yeoman, granted to Benjamin Evans of Dover, yeoman, and Mary 
Evans of Dover, widow, Sept. 1, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 76. J 

[Warrant, Sept. 1, 1735, authorizing Joseph Estes and William 
Twombly, both of Dover, to appraise the estate of Benjamin 
Evans, administration of which is granted to his widow, Mary 
Evans, and his son, Benjamin Evans.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 76.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 545 

[Inventory of the estate of Benjamin Evans of Dover, Sept. 5, 
1735 ; amount, ,£525.8.2; signed by Joseph Estes and William 
Twombly; attested by Mary Evans and Benjamin Evans, admin- 
istrators, Oct 1, 1735.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 1, 1735, authorizing Paul Gerrish, John Ham, 
yeoman, and David Watson, yeoman, all of Dover, to appraise the 
homestead in order that the oldest son may purchase the whole.] 

[Inventory of the homestead, signed by Paul Gerrish, John 
Ham, and David Watson ; amount, ^360.0.0; attested Oct. 18, 
I735-] 

[Order of court, Oct. 18, 1735, that the oldest son, Benjamin 
Evans, take the estate and pay the other four children their shares, 
the widow's third being first deducted.] 



BRIDGET DUNNIFORD 1735 GREENLAND 

In the Name of God Amen Sep 1 11 th 1735 

Be it known to all men That I Bridget Dunnifoord of the Parish 
of Greenland In the Township of Portsmouth in the Province of 
New hampshire Being verey sick and weak of Body * 

Imprimis I Bequeath Unto my Well Beloved Son Enoch Barker 
my Barn and Orchyard Containing by Estimation more or less two 
acres lying in the township of Portsm th in the province afforesaid 
butted and bounded as followeth The Easterly Side upon Joshua 
Cates Land, and westerly upon, William Cates land, and northerly 
Upon the Countrey Rhoad, and Sutherly Upon Edward Cates 
Land and furthermor my will is that my Said Son Shall pay or 
Cause to be payed Unto my well beloved daughter Sarah Dunne- 
foord when She comes of years Twenty Six pounds current money 
of this Province, as also To pay or cause to be payed unto my 
well beloved Son and Daughters Jonathau Barker Bridget Barker 
Elisabeth Barker and Mary Barker and Anna Barker, five pounds 
35 



54-6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

to each of thein Current Money of this Province afforSaid Three 
Years after he comes of Age (which payments are all to be made 
according to the Value as money is Valued at this present time) 
of writting, as also to pay or cause to be payed Unto his Grand 
Mother Cate the sum of Three pound Yearly and Every year dur- 
ing her life time 

Item I Give unto my well beloved son Jonathan Barker all the 
rest of My Estate Real and Parsonall and the Use of this Estate 
for four years from the Date hereof binding him to Mantain my 
Daughter Sarah Dunnifoord untill She Conies of Age to doe for 
herself whom I likewise Constitute make and ordain my Sole Exe- 
cutor of this My last Will and testament and I doe hereby utterly 
disallow, revoke, and disanull, all and every other former Testa- 
ments, Wills, Legacies, and Bequeaths by me in anywise before 
Named, Willed, and Bequeathed Ratifing and Confirming this as 
my last Will and Testament, Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett 
my hand and Seal y e day and Year abovewritten — 

Signed Sealed published pro- her 

nounced declared by y e Said Bridget X Dunnifoord 

Bridget Dunnifoord as Her last Mark 

Will and Testament in the Pre- Jonathan barker 

sence of us 

Noah Barker 

Ma Wyatt 

Ja : Wood 

[Proved Feb. 22, 1737/8.] 



SAMUEL STEVENS 1735 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen I Samuel Stevens of Exeter in the 
Province of New Hampshire in New England Husbandman being 
weak of body * * * 

Item I Give to my Seven Children viz Samuel Stevens Healy 
Stevens Edward Stevens Nathaniel Stevens Sarah Stevens, mehit- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 547 

abel Stevens Patience Stevens five pounds in money apeice to be 
paid them by their mother when they come of Age the boys to 
the age of twenty One years & the Girls Eighteen 

Item I Give to my Wife Patience Stevens my now Dwelling 
house barn Orchard & all the Land adjoyning to it being the 
whole of the tract of Land I Bought of Cap 1 Theophilus Dudley 
lying partly in Exeter & partly in Kingstown Supposed to be Sev- 
enty Acres be it more or less and Sixty Acres of land granted to 
me by the Town of Exeter & laid out at or Near a place called 
Coppy hold bridge & all my other Rights of Land in Exeter or 
Elsewhere & likewise all Household Goods & all my moveables 
Within Doors & without & likewise all my Stock of Cattle Sheep 
& Swine To be for her Own Use & at her Own Dispose with this 
proviso that She Shall Dispose of it at her Decease to which of my 
Children She pleases Excepting So much as is necessary to be sold 
for the paying my Just Debts Legacies & funeral Charges which I 
hereby Impower her to Sell land to Do 

Item My Will is that my beloved wife Patience Stevens Shall 
be Sole Exec x to this my last will & Testament hereby Revoking 
all former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made — 

In Witness Whereof I have to this my Last will & Testament 
Set my hand & Seal this first Day of October Anno Domini One 
thousand Seven Hundred and thirty five — 

Signed Signed Sealed & Owned his 

In presence of us Samuel X Stevens 

John Clark mark 

her 

Hannah X Gilman 
mark 
her 

Elizabeth X Judkins . .. 

mark 

[Proved and allowed Aug. 30, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 357.] 



548 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Aug. 30, 1738, authorizing Tristram Sanborn of 
Kingston and Joseph Lovering of Exeter to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 428.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 23, 1738; amount, ^1234.19.0; signed by 
Tristram Sanborn and Joseph Lovering.] 



MORRIS HOBBS 1735 DOVER 

[Inventory of the estate of Morris Hobbs of Dover, husband- 
man, Oct. 7, 1735 ; amount, ^409.17.0 ; signed by Thomas Wal- 
liugford and Thomas Davis.] 

[Joanna Hobbs renounces administration in favor of her son, 
James Hobbs; dated, Somersworth, Oct. 27, 1735.] 



JOHN PENHALLOW 1735 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Penhallow of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Elizabeth Peuhallow, Oct. 14, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 80.] 

[Administration granted to Henry Sherburne, Jr., of Ports- 
mouth, merchant, May 30, 1737.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 264.] 

[Guardianship of Mary Penhallow and Samuel Penhallow, 
minors, aged more than fourteen years, and John Penhallow, aged 
less than fourteen years, children of John Penhallow of Portsmouth, 
granted to Henry Sherburne, Jr., of Portsmouth, merchant, May 
3*> I737-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 224.] 

[Inventory; amount, ^271.15.4; signed by John Cutt and 
Daniel Jackson, Jr.; attested Feb. 6, 1737/8. J 



■NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 549 

[List of claims against the estate ; amount, ^1071.0.11 ; signed 
by Eleazer Russell, Matthew Livermore, and John Cutt ; attested 
Jan. 29, I745/ 6 -] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of estate, ^1725.9.1 ; expenditures, ^88.17.11 ; allowed, 
no date.] 

[See also estate of Samuel Penhallow.] 



WILLIAM FOWLER 1735 AMESBURY MASS. 

in the name of god A men this 18 th day of October annoque 
1735 I william Fowller of almsbery in y e county of essex and y e 
prov of thee massatuchutts bay in new england husband man being 
aged * 

Itm I gave to my son thomas fowller to and to my son Joseph 
fowller all my lands wich I have not disposed of by deeds 

I gave to my son Joseph my bad and my grate pot and A loom 
and all y* geears belonging and the raining part of my moveabels 
I gave to my son Thomus fowler 

I gave to my son Josiah fowller five shillings 
I gave to my son william fowller five shillings 
I gave to my sou philip fowller five shillings 
I gave to my Daughter hannah bagly teen pounds 
I gave to my Daugher mary davies teen pounds 
I apoint my son Joseph fowller to pay my Daughter mary five 
pounds bills of credit towards the payment fore menchened with 
in three yeare after my deseace and the reinander part of y e pay- 
ments fore menchened I ordain and apoint my son thomas fowller 
to pay within three yeare after my deseace in pasable bills of 
Credet or Cattle at price Currunt furdermore I ordain and apoint 
my son Thomas fowller to be my true and sole excettour to this 
my last will and testmeut and dissalow of eany other will or be- 



55° NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

quament ever mad before by me as wittness my hand and sele the 
day above retten 

witness William Fowler 

Gideon Bartlet 

Abraham merrill 

Thomas Carter 

[Endorsed "A Will of W m Fowler late of Kingston Dec d 
Exhib d by the Exec r who Refused 30 th Octob r 1745 not proved."] 



MARY LONG 1735 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Mary Long of Newcastle, form- 
erly Mary Lidden, granted to Roger Dearing and Elizabeth, his 
wife, of Scarborough, Me., Oct. 21, 1735. Mary Long is called 
the sister of Roger and Elizabeth Dearing.] 

[York Count)', Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 19.] 

[Inventory of the estate in York county, Me., Sept. 29, 1735 ; 
amount, /m.9.0; includes a half interest in land and buildings 
in Kittery, Me.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 20.] 

[Administrators' account against the estate ; amount, J C I 75- 1 5- 
o. ; allowed Oct. 21, 1735 ; includes an item " to nursing & medi- 
cans Expended for Mary Long an Infant of y e s d Mary Dces d for 
the first five Months after she was brought to me in which she was 
sick," and another, " to six years & 3 months Provision for the s d 
Infant."] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 20.] 

An Acco* of Elizabeth Dearing formerly Elizab th Skilling Ad- 
ministratrix to y e Estate of Josiah Skilling late of Kittery Decesd 
of the over Charge of the Inventory by Reason that It appears that 
one half of the Land & Houses belongs to Mary Long Daughter 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS , 551 

of Mary Long formerly Mary Lidden Sister to Elezabeth Dealing 

formerly Lidden administratrix as above mentioned ^50.0.0 

* * 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 20.] 

[Guardianship of Mary Long, daughter of Mary Long of New- 
castle, granted to Danforth Phipps of Scarborough, Me., Oct. 21, 

1735-3 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 21. j 



WILLIAM BOWEN 1735 CAMBRIDGE MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of William Bowen of Cambridge, 
Mass., innholder, granted to Martha Bowen of Portsmouth, 
widow, Oct. 22, 1735-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 88.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 30, 1735, authorizing Joseph Sherburne and 
Mark Flunking, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of Wil- 
liam Bowen, administration of which is granted to his widow, 
Martha Bowen.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 98.] 

[Inventory, signed by Joseph Sherburne and Mark Hunking ; 
amount, ^236.14.6 ; attested Nov. 26, 1735.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 99.] 



MARK GILES 1735 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Mark Giles of Dover granted 
to his widow, Sarah Giles, and his son, Mark Giles of Dover, 
yeoman, Nov. 4, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 414.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 4, 1735, authorizing Tobias Hanson and John 
Hayes, both of Dover, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 102. J 



552 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, Nov. 18, 1735; amount, ^266.11.0; signed by 
Tobias Hanson and John Hayes.] 



JOHN FORD JR. 1735 GREENLAND 

[Administration on the estate of John Ford, Jr., of Greenland 
granted to his widow, Sarah Ford, Nov. 27, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 114.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 27, 1735, authorizing William Norton of 
Greenland aud Job Chapman of Hampton to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 109.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 10, 1735 ; amount, ^ 11.10.0 ; signed by Wil- 
liam Norton aud Job Chapman.] 



JOSEPH WEEKS 1735 GREENLAND 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Weeks of Greenland, 
cordwainer, granted to Jedediah Weeks of Greenland, yeoman, 
Nov. 27, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 113.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 27, 1735, authorizing Samuel Chapman and 
Thomas Marston, both of Greenland, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate of Joseph Weeks, cordwainer, administration of which is 
granted to his son, Jedediah Weeks.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 29, 1735; amount, ^236.16.0; signed by 
Samuel Chapman and Thomas Marston.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of the estate, ^236.16.0; expenditures, ^163.4.11.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 553 

GEORGE RICHARDS 1735 TOPSHAM ENG. 

In the name of God Amen I George Richards of Topsham in 
the County of Devon in Great Brittaine Marrinor being bound to 
Sea, And being Possessed of Some Real Estate in New England : 
And Knowing the Frailty & Mortality of Humane Nature And 
that it is Appointed for all men once to Dye And Considering the 
Uncertainty of the Time thereof being of Sound Mind and Mem- 
ory Do therefore Make this my Will for the Disposition of my Said 
New England Estate Imprimis I Give and Demise unto Lydiah 
Racklif of Portsmouth in New Hamp r in New England Widow, 
all that Messuage Dweelling house And Land in Portsm afores d 
Which I Bought of James Jeffry of Portsmouth afores d Gent : 
Which is Now in the Tenure and occupation of George Walton 
Slloopkeeper and also all that Nienty Six Acres of Land in the 
Town of Barrinton in New Hampshire afores d which I Bought of 
the Said James Jeffry all the Said Dwelling House and Land in 
Portsmouth afores d And the Land in Barrington afores d to be to the 
Use Benefit and Behoofe of the afores d Lydia Racklif During Her 

Natural Life Item after the Death of the afores d Lydiah Racklif 

I will & Devise all the afores d Dwelling House & Lands in Ports- 
mouth and the Lands in Barrington afores d unto mary Richards a 
Child Now Living with Samuel Moore in Kittery in the County 
of York in New England Coardwainer Which Said Child I have 
Caused to be So Named & all the afores d House & Lands I Give 
And Devise) after the Death of the afores d Lydiah Racklif) unto 
the afors d Child Mary Richards To have And to hold to her & her 

heirs & Assigns forever Item if it Should Happen that the 

Said Lydiah Racklif Should Dye before the Said Mary Richards 
the Child before Menti d Shall attaine the Age of twenty one Years 
Then I Desier And Appoint my Goods friends George Marshall 
Samuel Marshall & Obediah Marshall all of Portsm afores d to be 
Gaurdians & Trustees of the Child Mary Richards afores d and of 
the Estate afores d to Improve the Same for and to Her Use & for 
her Bringing up : and I do Appoint them the Marshalls afores d 



554 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Joyntly & Severally to do & "^form all things Necessary about 

the finises Item If the Said Mary Richards Dye without Issue 

then I will & Devise all the Estate hereby Given her to William 
Racklif the Son of the before Named Lydia Racklif His heirs & 
Assigns forever he Paying his two Sisters Elizabeth Racklif And 
Mary Racklif fifty Pounds Each in four Equall payments within 
four Years after the Same May Come into his hands & if Such 
Descent happen to him while in his Minority then I Desier & Im- 
power the Marshalls above Named to Take Care & Improve the 
Estate afores d for his Use Until he Arrive at the Age of Twenty 
one And I Appoint the Said Lydiah Racklif to be Exec x of this 
My Will And Testam* of the Estate And Gifts afores d And in 
Case of her Death then all or Either of the Marshalls afores d to be 
Executors And In Witness thereof I have hereunto Set my hand 
Seal December the third in the Year of our Lord one Thousand 
Seven Hundred & thirty five — 

Signed Sealed Declared & Pro- George Richards 

nounced by the S d Geo rs Richards 
to be his Will of the Estate here- 
in Mentioned In Presence of us — 

Nath 1 Marshall 

David Brown 

James Jeffry 

[Proved and allowed July 25, 1739.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 628.] 

[Warrant, July 25, 1739, authorizing John Ayers and John 
Shackford, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate in New 
Hampshire.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Ayers and John Shackford ; amount, 
^448.0.0; attested by Lydia Rackley, executrix, Sept. 26, 1739.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 555 

EDMUND JAMES 1735 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen : this : 10th Day of Dec er 1735 : I 
Edmond James of Hamp* in y e Province of Newhampshire in New- 
england : Being Now Weak in body * * * 

Imprimes : I give unto my Beloved Wife Persilla the Improve- 
ment of all my Estate Both Rael & : Personally : untill my Child- 
dren Come of age or untill thay be married : & then she is to Im- 
prove : but one third Part of my Rael Estate : I give unto my s d 
Wife all my stock of Cattel : And hors & sheep & swine : & all 
my movables in y e house & Els whare to Doe With them as she 
Pleases : for y w benifitt of my children : & give her leberty to sell 
my Piece of thach ground : Which lyes att : y e : cross Beach : if 
she thinks it Will be a benifitt to my children : & if my s d Wife 
Shall see caus to marry : again : then she is to give to Each of my 
children : a cow : When thay : come to y e age of Eighteen years old : 
& my s d Wife shall have y e Improvement : of my house : untill 
my children come of age : & then she is to have y e Improvement 
of but one third of it : 

Itaim : I give unto my daughter mary James one Third Part of 
all my Rael Estate When she comes to y e age of Eighteen years 
old : & one third Part of my Dweling house : onely her mother is 
to Improve it as is above mentioned : 

Itaim I give unto my Daughter susannah James one Third Part 
of all my Rael Estate when she comes to y e age of Eighteen years 
old : & one third Part of my Dweling house : onely her mother is 
to improve it as is above mentioned : 

Itaim I give unto my Daughter : Ruth James one third Part of 
all my Rael Estate when she comes to y e age of Eighteen years 
old : & one third Part of my Dweling house onely her : mother is 
to Improve it as is above mentioned : 

Itaim if my s d Wife be With Child : att this time : & have a 
son : & he lives to come to y e age of twenty one years : then he is 
to have all y e Estate : y* I have all Redey given to my three above 
Named Daughters (viz) mary : & susannah & : Ruth : & in lue 



556 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



of What is given to them : he is to Pay to Each of them : twenty 
Pounds : & if it be a daughter : it tis to have as Good apart of my 
Estate as : are one of my other Daughter above mentioned : 

Lastly my Will & meaning is y 1 What Debts or dus are owing 
from me I order my Wife to Pay them & what Debts are Du to 
me my Wife is to Receve them : & I Doe apoynt my above Named 
Wife to be Sole Exeter to this my last Will & testament : In Con- 
fermation here of I have here unto sett my hand & seal y e day & 
year above mentioned : In y e nine th year of King George y e second 
his Reign over grate britain : signed sealed & Declared : by Ed- 
mund James to be his last Will & testament in Presence of us 

John Tilton Edmund James 

Simon Batchelder 

Jabez Smith 

[Proved Feb. 20, 1735/6.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 1, 1736, authorizing James Fogg and John 
Tilton, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Edmund James of Hampton Falls, 
Sept. 28, 1736; amount, ,£383.3.6; signed by John Tilton and 
James Fogg.] 

[Guardianship of Mary James, minor, more than fourteen years 
old, and Ruth James, less than fourteen years old, daughters of 
Edmund James of Kensington, yeoman, granted to Abraham 
Moulton of Kensington Aug. 31, 1748.] 

[Bond of Abraham Moulton, with Benjamin James and John 
Sherburne as sureties, all of Kensington, in the sum of ^300, 
Aug, 31, 1748 ; witnesses, Moses Leavitt and N. Perryman.] 



JOHN BROWN 1735 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen I John Brown Sen r of Hampton In 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 557 

the Province of New Hampshire in New England Being but Weak 
as to my bodily health though of perfect mind & Memory not 
knowing how Soon my Change may come Do make & Ordain 
this my last will & Testament Viz* first of all I commend my Soul 
to god in christ my Saviour and my body to the Dust to be de- 
cently Buried In hope of a Blessed Ressurrection to Life Eternal 
— And as to my temporal Estate I do Give Demise and dispose 
of the Same in manner following Viz 1 Imprimis my will is that 
all my Just Debts & Funeral Expences be Duly paid by my Ex- 
ecutrix hereafter named And 2 ,y I Give to my Son John Brown 
my Ivory headed cane & after his Decease to his Son John 
which with what I have already Given him in the two Hundred 
pounds that was paid him Instead of the Chester Land mentioned 
in his Accquittance and in the Land & Barn where he Now 
Dwalls Is & Shall be his full Double portion of my Estate — Item 
3 ly as to my Son Daniel Brown my will is that the tract of Land 
in Mendin which I have Given him Shall be his full portion And 
as to my Son Ebenezer Brown that Estate at Salisbury which I 
bought of William Boynton and have Given to the Said Ebenezer 
Shall be his full portion of my Estate And it is my will that he 
Should Enjoy the Same on the Conditions or terms mentioned in 
my Deed to him & his lease or Obligation to me about y e Same 
Item 4 hl * I Give to my Son Timothy Five pounds to be paid 
by my Exec x which with what I have Given in his Liberal Edu- 
cation & Otherways Shall be his full portion — Item 5 th, y I Give 
to my Daughter Mary Woods Fifteen pounds besides the thirty 
pounds which She has had already And I Give to my Daughter 
Lydia five pounds besides the forty pounds which She has had 
already — And I Give to my Daughters Lois and Eunice forty five 
pounds a peice and as to 111 y Daughter Ruth Read I have Given 
her forty five pounds already which is her full portion all which 
abovementioned Legacies that are yet to be paid Shall be paid by 
my Exec x out of my Estate in Such Specie & in Such time & 
Manner as She can produce & Spare the Same by Selling or Im- 
proving of my Said Estate — 



55$ NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item 6*y I Give & Bequeath to tny Beloved Wife Sarah Brown 
her heirs & assigns all my Real Estate in Lands houses & Build- 
ings whatsoever and wheresoever the Same is or may be found and 
Also all my personal Estate in Goods Chattels Stock Household 
stuff Money Debts Due to me And moveable Effects whatsoever 
(Excepting what is before Disposed of in this my Will) to Enable 
her to pay the abovementioned Legacies to my children as is 
above Expressed and for her Own Comfortable Support & Main- 
tainance hereby Giving her free Liberty & full power to Improve 
Sell or Dispose of the Same or any & Every part thereof as She 
Shall See meet & think best for her Own Comfort & herchildrens 
Good & my will is that my S d wife Should pay first y e abovesaid 
Legacies given to my Daughters Loice & Eunice if She Shall See 
it Needfull And finally I do constitute And Appoint my beloved 
wife Sarah to be Sole Executrix of this my Last will & Testament 
To Whom I further Give my Negro Servant named Jarro & all 
iny Coopers tools timber or Stuff belonging to his Trade She pay- 
ing all my Debts & funeral Expences & hereby Revoking all 
former Wills by me made I Do Ratify & Confirm this to be my 
Last Will & Testament — Witness my hand & Seal this twenty 
third Day of December A*nno Domini 1735 annoque R : Reg s 
Georgii Secundi Magnse Brittanice &c 

Signed Sealed & Declared by John Brown 

y e Said John Brown to be his 
Last will & Testament In Pres- 
ence of us 

Charles Treadwell 
her 

Sarah X Treadwell 
mark 

Anthony Morss 

[Proved and allowed Sept. 27, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 385.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 559 

JACOB GARLAND 1735 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Garland of Hampton, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Sarah Garland, and his son, Joseph 
Garland of Hampton, yeoman, Dec. 25, 1735.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 117.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 25, 1735, authorizing Nathaniel Prescott and 
Jacob Green, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 115.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 7, 1735/6; amount, ^878.6.6; signed by 
Nathaniel Prescott and Jacob Green.] 

[Administrators' account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of personal estate, ^260.6.6 ; expenditures, ^64.7.8 ; allowed 
Dec. 29, 1736, and ordered that the balance be divided, one third- 
to the widow, Sarah Garland, the remainder to the children, the 
oldest son receiving a double share. Joseph Garland, administra- 
tor, was a son, probably the oldest.] 



EBENEZER WEBSTER 1738/6 KINGSTON 

In the Name of God Amen the Twelfth day of January Annoq 
Domini 1735/6 I Ebenezer Webster of Kingstown in the Province 
of New Hamps : in New England yeoman ; being very sick & 
weak in Body * * * 

Imprimis I Give & Bequeath unto Hannah my Dearly beloved 
Wife One Acre of Land out of my Homestead place to be good 
profitable Land fit for tillage as near & Convenient for her as 
may be found for her to hold Dureing her natural Life ; & at her 
Decease to return to those Children in whose part it shall fall ; & 
also one Room in My House which she shall Choose ; & also one 
Third part of the Cellar Dureing her state of Widowhood ; And 
also all the Houshold stuff or moveable Estate within doors for 



560 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ever to be at her Dispose Except one feather Bed which at her 
decease is to return to my son Ebenezer ; And also seven Bushels 
of Indian Corn & Two Bushels of English Corn & One Bushel of 
malt One Hundred pounds of good Pork, fifty pounds of good Beef 
yearly & every year Dureing her state of widowhood to be Raised 
& Levied out of my Estate, viz; out of that part of my Estate 
which I shall hereafter in this Instrument Give unto my son Eben- 
ezer ; & In Case it shou d plase God to Exercise her with Sickness 
or other Indisposition that he my s d son Ebenezer shall provide 
for her things Comfortable & necessary & Physicians & Nurse as 
need shall require & also one Barrel of Cyder yearly Dureing her 
state of widowhood 

Item I Give to my well beloved son Ebenezer whom I Likewise 
Constitute make & Ordain my sole Executor of this my Last Will 
& Testament ; forty Acres of my Homestead place & Bounded as 
followeth viz to begin at the southerly End of my s d Land where 
it is Bounded 011 y e High Way & takeing y e whole width of y e s d 
Homestead Land & to run & Extend Northerly keeping y e whole 
width till it make or Complete y e s d forty acres haveing Land of 
John Websters on y e East & the residue of my S d Homestead Live- 
ing on y e north & Land of Lieu 1 John Sweat & EHsha Sweat on 
y e West ; & also all y c Priviledges & appurtenances or Commodi- 
ties unto the same belonging ; with the other End of my House & 
y e Remaining part of the Cellar & also y e Barn & Orchard thereon ; 
& also all my Moveable Estate without Doors as Cattle Horse 
Sheep &c & all Impliments for man and Beast ; & also hereby 
willing and ordering my s d son Ebenezer to pay all my Debts ; & 
to make y e above mentioned Provision for my s d Wife as y e above 
mentioned Corn Indian & English & malt pork Beef Cyder & Also 
to provide her A Horse to be at her service & also to keep & main- 
tain her a Cow Constantly & to keep for her Two sheep Dureing 
her state of Widowhood 

Item & also hereby further Willing & ordering my s d son 
Ebenezer to pay or Deliver unto my four Daughters : viz Rachel, 
Susanna, Hannah, & Mary, to Each of them A Cow to be Deliv- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 56 1 

ered to Each & Every of them in y e fall or Autumn season of y e 
year ; & further at y e End of seven years from my Decease to pay 
or Deliver unto inys d four Daughters unto Each & Every of them 
A Heifer Comeing in three years Old or y e value thereof 

Item I Give to Wellbeloved sons Joseph & Iddo the residue of 
my S d Homestead place as followeth viz : to Joseph I Give fifteen 
Acres with y e Priviledges & appurtenances thereto belonging: & 
to Iddo I Give the rest be it more or Less & to Iddo I Give all 
my out Lands & If there be any thing Left out of this my Last 
will I Give it to my s d son Iddo : And I do hereby utterly disallow 
revoke & disanul all & every other former Testaments legacies 
Wills & Bequests & Executors by ine in any ways before named 
Willed & Bequeathed ; Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to 
be my Last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have here- 
unto set my hand & seal y e Day & year above written 

Signed sealed published pro- Ebenezer Webster 

nounced & declared by y e s d 
Ebenezer Webster as his Last 
Will & Testament In presence of 
us y e Subscribers 

John ffi field 

Ezra Clough 

Jeremy Webster 

[Proved March 16, 1735/6.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 25, 1735/6 authorizing Jedediah Philbrick and 
Jeremy Webster, both of Kingston, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, March 5, 1735/6; amount, /592.15.0; signed by 
Jedediah Philbrick and Jeremy Webster.] 



JOHN MORRISON 1735/6 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God Amen the Ninteen day of January one 
thousand seven hundred thirty five six I John Morison of Lou- 

36 



/ 

562 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

donderry Within his Maje ts province of Newhampshier in New- 
England Husbandman being very sick and weak in body * 

Imprimis I Give and Bequeath unto my wife Jean Morison Elles 
[alias] Steell after all Debts & funerall Charge is paid all and Every 
particular of my Moveballe Estate only my will and desire is that if 
their be any thing of those Movables remaning at hur my said 
wifes death that then she shall Equaly devid what remains 
Amongst my four Children she had by me (viz) sainuell hannah 
Mary and Joseph Morison and Likewise in Consideration of severall 
Good Causes done by me unto him my son sainuell Morison my 
will and desire is that he shall be at the trouble and Charge to 
keep a horse and Carry his mother to metting on the Lords day 
or any where Else where she may have Necesary occasion to Go 
And I Likewise Constitute Make & ordain My two sons James 
Morison and John Morison to be my sole Exacutors of this my last 
Will & Testament and do hereby uterly Disalow revoak and Dis- 
anull all & Every other Testament wills Leagices and Beaquests 
aud Exac rs by me in any wise before named willed and Beaquethed 
Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last will and 
testament In wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and 
seall the day and year above Written 

Signed sealed published pro- his 

nounced and Declared by me the John X Morison 

said John Morison as his last Mark 

will and testament in the pres- 
ence of us the subscribers 
his 

Matthew X Taylor 
Mark 

John Kinkead 

Robert Cochran 

[Proved June 4, 1736.] 

[Warrant, March 3, 1735/6, authorizing Matthew Taylor and 
Robert Cochran, both of Londonderry, to appraise the estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 563 

[Inventory, May 28, 1736 ; amount, /176. 2.0 ; signed by Rob- 
ert Cochran and Matthew Taylor.] 

[James Morrison accepts executorship May 28, 1736.] 



JACOB WORMWOOD 1735/6 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Wormwood of Durham 
granted to Joseph Wormwood of Durham, yeoman, Feb. 2, 

1735/6.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 139.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 2, 1735/6, authorizing Francis Mathes and 
John Smith, both of Durham, to appraise the estate of Jacob 
Wormwood, yeoman, administration of which is granted to his 
brother, Joseph Wormwood.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 23, 1735/6; amount, ^174.12.0 ; signed by 
Francis Mathes and John Smith.] 



SAMPSON BABB 1735/6 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God amen I Sampson Babb of portsm in the 
province of Newhamp r in New England * * * 

I also Ordain and Make my wellbeloved wife Grace Babb my 
Sole Executrix of this my aforesaid Last Will 

Item I give and bequeath to my aforesaid wife Grace, (after 
the payment of all my Just Debts and funeral Charges) all my 
Stock of Neat Cattle horse kind Sheep and Swine togeath r with 
all my farming Implements of one kind and of another and also 
all my ready Money Debts Due to me and also all my household 
goods Dureing her Natural life and to her own Disposing She 
paying the Several Legacys to my Several Childerin hereafter 
Named 



564 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Sampson Babb Twenty 
Shillings in Money 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Rich d Babb : Twenty Shil- 
lings in Money 

I give and bequeath to my Son Will m Babb : Twenty Shillings 
in Money. 

Item I give and bequeath to my Son Benjamin Babb : Twenty 
Shillings in Money 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Hodsdon 
Twenty Shillings in Money. 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth alltimes 
Twenty Shillings in Money 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Johnson 
Twenty Shillings in Money 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Susannah Johnson 
Twenty Shillings in Money 

Item I give and bequeath to my Daughter Esther Babb : Twenty 
Shillings in Money 

all which aforesaid Legacys or bequests Shall be paid to the 
Several Legatees by my aforesaid Executrix in Some conveniant 
time after my Decease all the rest of my Estate both real and per- 
sonal both with Doors and without Doors I Doe freely give and 
bequeath to my aforesaid Executrix and if their Shall be any re- 
maining over and above what my Said Executrix Shall make use 
off for her Support and the payment of my Just Debts funerall 
Charges and the Several Legacys aforementioned that then Such 
over plush Shall be Disposed of amongst my Childrin att the Dis- 
cission of my Said Executrix in Wittness whereof I S a Sampson 
Babb have hereunto Sett my hand and Seal this flifth Day of feb- 
uary one thousand Seven hundred & thirty five Six 

Sign d Seald : pronounced and his 

Declared : in presence of us Sampson : X : Babb 

Philip babb Mark 

Israel hoyt 

Geo : Walton 

[Proved May 30, 1739.] 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 565 



MITCHELL 1735/6 

[Guardianship of Phoebe Mitchell, minor, aged more than four- 
teen years, granted to John Walker of Kittery, Me., shipwright, 
Feb. 9, I735/ 6 -] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 129.] 



JOHN SCRIBNER 1735/6 EXETER 

The Last Will & Testament of John Scribner of Exeter in the 
Province of New Hampshire in New England Blacksmith In the 

Name of God Amen I John Scribner being weak of Body 

* * 

Item I Give unto my Son John Scribner the One Half of My 
Land in Kingstown it being the whole One Hundred Acres as by 
the Records may More fully Appear And Also five pounds in Money 
to be paid by my Executor in Convenient time after my Decease 
Item I Give unto my Son Edward Scribner the Other half of my 
Land in Kingstown and half of My Swamp or Meadow Ground 
Laying upon the South Side of Exeter River Joyning to the Land 
that was Granted unto Thomas Rawlings — 

Item I Give unto the Children of My Son Samuel Scribner 
Deceas'd to Each of them five Shillings to be paid Within Con- 
venient time after my decease — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Moody Five Pounds — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Mary Gadon Five Pounds — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Abigail Young Five Pounds — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Susanna Mudget Five pounds — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Sarah Moodey Five pounds — 

Item I Give unto my Son Joseph Scribner whom I Make the 

Sole Executor of this my Last Will & Testament my House & 

Land and the Other half of My Swamp or Meadow Ground upon 

the South Side of Exeter River and all my Moveable Estate he 

paying all the Legacies above mentioned And I do by these Pres- 



566 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ents Revoke & Disannul all former Wills & Testaments by me 
heretofore made In Confirmation Whereof I have to this my Last 
Will & Testament Set my [hand] & Seal this Second Day of 
March In the year of Our Lord 1735/6 

Signed Sealed and Owned In John Scribuer 

the Presence of 

Cartee Gil man 
her 

Mercy X Rawlings 
Mark 

Henry Steel 

[Proved and allowed May 31, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 340.] 



OBADIAH TRUE 1735/6 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Obadiah True of Newcastle, 
yeoman, granted to his widow, Mary True, March 8, 1735/6.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 142.] 

[Warrant, March 8, 1735/6, authorizing Joseph Newmarch and 
Benjamin Downing, both of Newcastle, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, March 29, 1736; amount, ^115.16.11 ; signed by 
Joseph Newmarch and Benjamin Downing.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate by Mary Seavey, ad- 
ministratrix, formerly Mary True; amount of estate, ^115.16.11 ; 
expenditures, ^239.13.1 ; allowed July 29, 1743 ; mentions il fu- 
neral Charges of two Childen of said Intestate both under Seven 
Years of Age," " Maintaining a Son of the said Intestate named 
Joseph from the Time of his fathers Death till he was Seven Years 
of Age being three Years," (( D° another Child of said Intestate 
viz Mary born after his Decease Seven Years."] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 567 

WILLIAM TAYLOR 1735/6 EXETER 

[Margaret Taylor renounces administration on the estate of her 
husband, William Taylor of Exeter, March 22, 1735/6, in favor 
of her oldest son, Joseph Taylor.] 

[Administration on the estate of William Taylor, yeoman, 
granted to Joseph Taylor of Exeter yeoman, March 24, 1735/6.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 148.] 

[Warrant, March 24, 1735/6, authorizing Nicholas Gordon and 
Cartee Gilman, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 6, 1736; amount, ^960.0.0; signed by 
Nicholas Gordon and Cartee Gilman.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 25, 1736, authorizing Nicholas Gordon, Ed- 
ward Gilman, Cartee Gilman, Joseph Thing, and Joseph Lover- 
ing, all of Exeter, yeomen, to divide the estate among the widow, 
Margaret Taylor, and the children, Joseph Taylor, Margaret San- 
born, wife of Tristram Sanborn, Anna Scribner, widow, Sarah 
Clifford, wife of Isaac Clifford, Mary Philbrick, wife of Jedediah 
Philbrick, and Abigail Hubbard, wife of Richard Hubbard.] 



Province of / Pursuant to A warrant to us Directed by the 
New Hamshire ) Honrable Benjamin Gambling Esq r Judge of 
the probatses of wills for the province afores tl for the Dividing 
the Estate of William Tayler Late of Exeter Deceased 

We have accordingly set of unto margreat the widow of the 
s d William taylor one third part of the buildings and Lands which 
he died possessed of Viz : the west end of the Dwelling house & 
one third part of the Cellar one third of the Barn being the East 
end and the bounds of the Land begins at an Elm stump standing 
by M r Benjamin things fence about forty two rods to the westward 
of the northeast Corner of S d Land and from thence to run south 
one degree west till it comes to the river to A walnut tree marked 



568 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

one four sides and from thence runing up the river till it comes 
to Joseph taylers Land given him by A deed of gift and hounding 
upon S ,l Land till it Comes to the Northeast Corner of s <l Land and 
from thence north thirty three degrees west till it Comes to the 
high way about three rods to the Eastward of the northwest Cor- 
ner of s d Land and bounding upon s d way till it comes to Benjamin 
things Land and bounding upon s d Land till it conies to the Elm 
stump first mentioned all the Land within these bounds is set of 
to the widows thirds Excepting one acre and quarter of orchard 
which is to be divided into five shares as hereafter mentioned and 
one rod in wedth from the Country road where the path now goes 
for A high way for the rest of the Children to Come to their Land 
and we have viewed the Land given to Joseph by A Deed of gift 
and find him to be wanting of having A Double share with the 
other five and have accordingly added thereto three acres and 
about fifty rods and bounded as followeth begiuing at the North- 
east Corner of his Land so given him and binding upon the 
widows thirds till it comes to the high way and by the way to 
Clement Moodys Land and upon s (l Moodys Land till it Conies to 
Land given him by deed of gift the rest of the Land we have 
divided into five shares or Lots as followeth the first Lot begins at 
the Elm stump at the North East Corner of the widows thirds and 
from thence to run Easterly by things Land seven rods and from 
thence to run south one degree west the same wedth till it comes 
to the river the second lot begins at A stake at the Northeast 
corner of the first and runs Easterly by things Land seven rods to 
A stake and from thence south one degree west the same wedth 
till it comes to the river the third Lot begins at the north East 
Corner of the Second and runs Easterly Seven rods to A Stake and 
from thence South one degree west the same wedth till it Conies 
to the river the fourth Lot begins at the north east corner of the 
third and runs Easterly by things Land nine rods and A half till it 
comes to A stake from thence south one degree west till it Conies 
to the river the same wedth the fifth Lot begins at the north east 
Corner of the fourth and runs Easterly by things Land till it 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 569 

comes to Deacon Lords Land which lie bought of amos Dollof and 
bounding upon said Land till it comes to richard gledens Land 
And bounding upon Gledens Land till it comes to Steels Land 
and bounding upon steels Land till it comes to the river the first 
Lot or share in the orchard begins at the south west corner of the 
young orchard six foot westerly from the aple tree and from thence 
northerly till it takes in fifteen aple trees as they are Spoted Joy- 
ning upon the widows thirds the second Lot begins at the east of 
the first and runs Easterly till it conies to the midley way between 
the third and fourth Row and from thence northerly till it takes 
in fifteen tree as they are spotted the third Lot begins Easterly of 
the second and takes in one row of aple trees and runs within two 
foot of the fifth row and from thence to run as the trees are spotted 
till it takes in fifteen trees the fourth Lot begins Easterly of the 
third and runs Easterly till it conies within two foot of the sixth 
row and from thence as the trees are spotted till it takes in four- 
teen trees thee fifth Lot begins Easterly from the fourth and runs 
Easterly till it Comes one rod beyond the trees and then northerly 
till it takes in all the apple trees being fourteen we have Likewise 
for the benifit of all the five Lots Laid out A piece of Land of one 
Rod wid begining at the country road and riming as the path now 
goes throng the widows thirds and through Each of the first four 
Lots till it Comes to fifth that every one may have Liberty to 
come to their own Land the buildings we have divided into seven 
shares two of which is Josephs the whole of which conies to 
twenty three pound six shillings and eight pence which is three 
pound nine shillings & six pence to A single share and we have 
valued Each single share at one hundred and fourteen pound 
which with the building conies to one hundred and seventeen 
pounds nine shillings & six pence to Margreat Sanburn the fifth 
Lot to Anna Scribner the fourth Lot to Sarah Clifferd the first 
Lot to mary philbrick the second Lot to Abigail hubard the third 
Lot as they drawed for they that have the first Lot in the Land 
hath the first in the orchard &c 



570 NHW HAMPSHIRE WILLS " 

Dated at Exeter December til 28 1736 

Nicholas Gordon 
Edward Gilman 
Cartee Gilman 
Joseph Loverin 
Joseph Thing 

[Allowed Dec. 29, 1736.] 



NICHOLAS DOLBEAR 1736 RYE 

[Administration on the estate of Nicholas Dolbear of Rye grant- 
ed to his son, Israel Dolbear of Rye, husbandman, March 27, 

[Warrant, March 27, 1736, authorizing Richard Jenness and 
John Garland, both of Rye, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, April 26, 1736; amount, ^165.17.0; signed by 
Richard Jenness and John Garland.] 



EIJSHA PURINGTON 1736 HAMPTON 

[Warrant, May 14, 1736, authorizing Jonathan Fifield and 
Amos Cass, both of Hampton, yeomen, to appraise the estate of 
Elisha Purington of Hampton, yeoman, administration of which 
is granted to his widow, Phcebe Purington.] 

[Administration on the estate of Elisha Purington granted to 
Phoebe Purington of Hampton, widow, May 26, 1736.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 136.] 

[Inventory, signed by Jonathan Fifield and Amos Cass ; amount, 
^969.16.0 ; attested May 26, 1736.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of personal estate, ^464.8.0; expenditures, ^467.12.6 ; 



11 

NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 57 1 

allowed March 27, 175 1 ; mentions "Bringiug up & Providing for 
four children 'till they arrived to Seven years of age one being 
thirty weeks before he arrived to Seven Years of Age : The Sec- 
ond two Years & ten months : The third five years & Eight 
months : The fourth Seven years"; also "Providing a Nurse & 
necessarys in Lying in with a child horn after the Decease of the 
father the Intestate."] 

[Warrant, March 27, 175 r, authorizing Jonathan Fifield of 
Hampton Falls, yeoman, Ephraim Brown of South Hampton, 
gentleman, Theophilus Page, Jonathan Dow, and William Brown 
Clough, all of Kensington, yeomen, to divide the real estate.] 

Provence of / In obedence to a warant directed to us the 
New Hampshire ) Subscribers march y e 27 th 1751 by the honour- 
able Andrew wiggin Esq Judge of the probate of wills for said 
provence directing & Impowering us as a Commetee to Set off one 
third part of the real Estate of Elisha pureington late of hampton 
falls deceased to phebe pureinoton widow of the s d Elisha pureing- 
ton deceased Intestate & to Elijah pureington the Eldest Sone of 
the s d deceased a double Share of the remaining two thirds & to 
Each of the other heirs a single share of the s' 1 two thirds 

And accordingly we have set of to phebe Pureington widow of 
Elisha pureington the East Room in the house from Bottom to 
top & one half of the Celler Under the little house & one half of 
the Barn : Viz* the westerly End & ninteen acres of land on the 
westerly side Joyning Upon Jonathan Dows land bounded on the 
high way Southerly twenty two rods & northerly Eighteen Rod 
wide from the westerly bounds to Stakes num 1 one at both Ends : 
& also about one acre of salt marsh Joying northerly Upon marsh 
of David nortens & southerly at two Stakes at Each End in the 
midle of the peace 

And then wee took Yew of the other two thirds & divided it 
into shares and set them forth by mets & bounds as followeth 
that is to say 



57* NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

i'y we have set of to Elijah pureington the Eldest sone a double 
share : Viz 1 : the remaining part of the Buildings & Cellers with 
about forteen acres of land Joyning westerly Upon land of John 
Weare & Easterly at two stakes num one at Each End & also 
about one acre of salt marsh Joyning southerly on Richard Smiths 
marsh & northerly on the widows marsh afore s d at two stakes in 
the midle of Each End of the peace 

2 ,y : we have sat of to Mary Green the Eldest daughter of the 
deceased about seven acres of land Joyning westerly on Elijah 
pureington share from stakes number one to number two at Each 
End 

3 1 *' : we have set of to lidea Gove the second daughter of the 
deceased about seven acres of land Joyning westerly on mary 
Greens land & Easterly on John weares land 

4b' we have set of to Jonathan pureington the second sone about 
nine acres of land Joyning westerly on the widows land & East- 
erly at stakes number two at Each End 

5*y we have set off to David pureington the third sone about 
nine acres of land Joyning westerly on Jonathan pureingtons land 
& Easterly at Two stakes number three at both Ends 

6 ly : we have set off to Hlisha pureington the youngest sone 
about nine acres of land Joyning westerly on David pureingtons 
land & Easterly Upon John pureingtons land 

And this Return we make this Eightenth of april one thous- 
and seven hundred & fifty one 

William brown Clough 
Jon a Fi field 
Thop us Page 
Ephraim Brown 



SAMUEL FELLOWS JR. 1736 KINGSTON 

Articles of Agreem* mad & Couclud d upon June y e 2 d 1736 — 
Between Sam 11 Fellows of Chensford In y e County of Middlesex 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



573 



In y e Pro e of y e Mass 1 Bay In New Engl d Carpenter & Joseph 
Fellows of Kingston In y e Pro e of N : Hamps r In N : Engl d 
labour 1 " w ch Agreem* is as followeth as to y e Division of y e Estate 
of their Hon" 1 father Sam 11 Fellows late of Kingston aboves d Dec d 
as to y e lands y* were laid out to him In his life time In s (1 Town 
& w* has been laid out to his Right in s' 1 Town since his Decease 
they Being y e sole heirs to s d lands : firstly y e s d Joseph Fellows 
to have y e East Division so Call' 1 it Being Sixty Acres by Estima- 
tion more or less as it was laid out & Bound' 1 & Record' 1 In Kings- 
town to Town Book of Records & y e four acres y l was laid out 
ajoyning to s d Sixty Acres & also y e twenty Acres lott y* lyes Be- 
tween y e two hundred Acre Grant & the lower 2 d Division & y e 
abovs d Joseph Fellows to have two Coni'on Rights in al y e undivid d 
land In s d Town w th al y e Rights fJvileges & Com'odeties in any 
wise Appertaining to s d lotts of & to him y e s d Jo s Fellows him 
his heirs forever & y e s d Sam 11 Fellows to have al y e other lands y* 
w r laid out to his their Hon rd father In his life time & w* hath 
been laid out to his Right In s d Town Since his Decease w ch lotts 
or Divisions of land w ch y° s d Sam 11 Fellows is to have are as fol- 
loweth : firstly y e two hundred Acre Grant : 2 ly y e forty acre lott 
in our uper West Division : 3 l >' y e twenty Acres lott in y e uper 2 d 
Division 4^ y e North Grant : 5^ y e little lott next Exeter line & 
also two Shares in y e Coui'ou or undivid' 1 land In s d Town w th al 
y e Rights ^vileges& Com'odeties thereunto Belonging or In any 
wise Appertaining to him y e aboves d Sam 11 Fellows him his heirs 
& assigns forever & In Confirmation of al above written we have 
hereunto set our hands & seals this 2 d day of June In y e year of 
our Lord 1736 & In y'* 9 th year of his Maj ts Reign George y° 2 d by 
y e Grace of God over great Brittain France & Ireland King De- 
fender of y v faith &c — it is to be understood y A y° s' 1 Sam 11 Fellows 
is to have y° two lotts of land ajoyning to Esq r Steven 5 this Enter- 
lining was Before Signing & Sealing — 



574 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Sign* 1 seal a & D d In y e f setits Samuel Fellows 

of y e X mark of 

Zach h Emery Joseph Fellows 

John March 
J n° Fifield 

[Deeds, vol. 22, p. 1 7 2 . J 

[See 31 State Papers, 776.] 



HENRY TIBBETTS 1736 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Tibbetts of Dover yeo- 
man, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Tibbetts, June 7, 1736.] 

[Warrant, June 7, 1736, authorizing Joseph Estes and Otis 
Pinkham, both of Dover, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, June 14, 1736; amount, ,£395.15.0; signed by 
Joseph Estes and Otis Pinkham.] 

[Bond of Timothy Robinson, with Joseph Austin and James 
Phil pot as sureties, all of Dover, yeomen, in the sum of ^200, 
April 27, 1748, for the guardianship of Peter Tibbetts, minor, 
aged more than fourteen years, son of Henry Tibbetts : witnesses, 
William Parker and Nathaniel Sargent.] 

[Bond of Timothy Robinson, with John Bickford and James 
Young as sureties, all of Dover, in the sum of ^500, Jan. 25, 
1748/9, for the guardianship of Hepzibah Tibbetts, minor, aged 
less than fourteen years, daughter of Henry Tibbetts ; witnesses, 
William Parker and George Meserve.] 

[Account of Joseph Hussey and his wife, Elizabeth Hussey, 
formerly widow of the deceased, of the administration of the 
estate; amount of personal estate, ^329. n. 8; expenditures, 
^406.5.8 ; allowed Aug. 30, 1749 ; mentions (t maintaining and 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



575 



nursing two of the Dec ds Children one Seven years the other five 
years and a half."] 



SAMUEL MIGHILL 1736 NEWMARKET 

In y e Name of God Amen the Twentieth Day of July one 
thousand Seven hundred and thirty Six I Samuel Mighell of New 
Market In the Township of Exeter in His Majesties Province of 
New Hampshire in New England Yeoman being Sick & weak in 
body 

Imprimis I give & bequeath to Sarah my dearly beloved wife 
My House & all my Laud with all y e Priviledges & appurtenances 
thereunto belonging To be used & improved by her at her own 

discretion Dureing the time of her Widowhood and I give & 

bequeath unto my wife all my Stock of Cattle Sheep & Hogs 

and all my household Stuf for her own forever 

Item I give to my well beloved Sons Samuel & John all my 
Land with y e Priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging 
That is to Say I give to my Eldest & well beloved Son Samuel 
the North Side of my land begining on the line between Marston 
& me & Riming Southwardly half the breadth of my Land & So 
the whole length of S d Land with the barn y* Stands upon it & 
all other priviledges & appurtenances thereunto belonging 

I also give to my youngest & well beloved Son John The other 
half of all my Land viz begining on y e South Side of Said Land 
by the highway & So Riming Northwardly half The breadth of 
S d Land & So Riming the whole Length of S (l Laud with My 
Dwelling House y* is Upon it & all other Priviledges & appur- 
tenances thereunto belonging 

Item I give To my well beloved daughters Rebekah Elisabeth 
Abigail & Mary Each of Them Ten pounds in Passable bills of 
Credit in New England which Ten £ to Each I appoint to be Paid 
to y m by my Tow Sons viz y* Samuel should pay Rebekah & 
Elizabeth each ten Pounds & y* John should Pay Abigail & Mary 



57 6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Each Ten Pounds & I do hereby appoint constitute & ordain Sarah 
my wife to be my Sole Executrix of y<-' my Last will & Testament 

And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke & disannul all & every 
other former testaments, Wills Legacies & Bequests, & Executors, 
by me in any ways before named, willed & bequeathed, Ratifying 
& Confirming y s & No other to be my last will & testament In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal y e day & 
year above written 

Signed Sealed Published pro- Sam 11 Mighell 

nounced & declared by y e S d Sam- 
uel Mighell as his East will & 
Testament in y e Presence of us 
y e Subscribers 

Edward Hall 

James Marston 

Fitz W m Sargent 

[Proved Aug. 25, 1736.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 25, 1736, authorizing Edward Hall, gentleman, 
and Fitz William Sargent, yeoman, both of Newmarket, to ap- 
praise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 14, 1736; amount, ^402.17.0; signed by 
Edward Hall and Fitz William Sargent.] 



JOSHUA LIBBY 1736 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Joshua Libby of Portsmouth, 
manner, granted to Joshua Peirce, Jr., of Portsmouth, merchant, 
Aug. 1, 1736.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 273.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 2, 1736, authorizing Hunking Wentworth and 
Mark Langdon, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of 
Joshua Libby, administration of which is granted to Joshua Peirce, 
Jr., creditor, the widow declining to act.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 577 

[Inventory, Sept, 14, 1736; amount, ^105.0.0; signed by 
Hunking Wentworth and Mark Langdon.] 

[License to the administrator, Oct. 1, 1736, to sell real estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 290.] 



JAMES STACKPOLE 1736 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of James Stackpole of Dover, 
yeoman, granted to John Stackpole of Biddeford, Me., yeoman, 
Aug. 6, 1736.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 284.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 12, 1736, authorizing Nathaniel Perkins and 
Thomas Wallingfoid, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of the estate of James Stackpole of Somersworth, 
signed by Thomas Wallingford and Nathaniel Perkins ; amount, 
^141.10.0; attested Dec. 31, 1736.] 

[License to the administrator, Dec. 31, 1736, to sell real estate.] 



THOMAS HARVEY 1736 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Harvey of Portsmouth, 
innholder, granted to his widow, Ann Harvey, Aug. 13, 1736.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 13, 1736, authorizing Samuel Hart and Henry 
Keyes, merchant, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Samuel Hart and Henry Keyes ; amount, 
^807.10.7; attested Aug. 25, 1736.] 

[ 4< Inventory of the Real Estate of Thomas Harvey late of 
Portsmouth Gent Dec d Intestate & of Ann Slayton late of Ports- 
mouth Widow Deceas'd Intestate °§ Appraisment August 29 th 

37 



578 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

1760 ;" amount, ^6625.0.0; signed by Mark H. Wentworth, 
Samuel Hale, Jacob Sheafe, Daniel Rogers, and Samuel Penhallow. 
44 Upon the Motion of John Harvey & others Relating to the 
Estate of their father Tho s Harvey and of Ann Slayton their 
mother both Deceased Intestate Representing that the Personal 
Estate of said Ann woud be Sufficient for the payment of her 
Debts she having paid his & that the Real Estate might be Divid- 
ed among the Heirs who had been long kept out of their Respec- 
tive shares thereof & Requesting that Process might be Issued in 
order to a Legal Settlement of the Same — and thereupon a Com tee 
of five freeholders have been Appointed to View the Said Real 
Estate & to Consider whether the same might be Divided among 
all the Children of said Thomas & Ann & the Legal Representa- 
tives of Such of them as are Deceased and if might then to make 
such Division but if not then to Appraise the same according to 
the Present value thereof in order to a Settlement of the whole on 
the Eldest Son of Said Deceased as the Law in Such Cases Pro- 
vided Directs who have Returud that the same coud not be so 
Divided & have Appraised the same according to the Present 
Value amounting in the whole to the sum of Six thousand Six 
hundred & twenty five pounds old Tenor as. may Appear by their 
Return on Oath & the Inventory of the Particular parts of the 
Estate which Estate appears to be partly she held as Adm x of the 
Estate of her former Husband Thomas Harvey Late of Portsmouth 
aforesaid Deceased Gent Intestate & partly the Estate of the said 
Ann and as the said Children are the Children & Heirs of both 
the said Thomas And Ann and the said Report having been made 
upon the whole and the Settlement of both Estates at once Saving 
Considerable Expence And further the said John Harvey Appear- 
ing & Consenting to take the whole of said Estates at the Ap- 
praisement aforesaid & to Give Security for paying the other Heirs 
their part thereof within the time that Should be Limited I there- 
fore Order & Decree that the whole of the Real Estate of the said 
Thomas Harvey and the whole of the Real Estate of the said Ann 
Slayton Returnd in the Said Appraisement be & hereby is Settled 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 579 

upon & the Right thereof Vested in the Said John Harvey their 
Eldest Son he giving good Security to pay to Each of the other 
Children of the said Thomas & Ann & the Legal Representatives 
of such of them as are Deceased within Six Months with Lawful 
Interest for the same their Proportion thereof Respectively the Pro- 
portion of Each Child is Seven hundred thirty Six pound two 
shillings & three pence old Tenor Except the Eldest Son whose 
share is Double there being Eight Shares per Stirpes 

R Wibird"] 

[Bond of John Harvey, boat-builder, with Samuel Cutt, mer- 
chant, as surety, both of Portsmouth, in the sum of ^3000, Aug. 
30, 1760; witnesses, William Parker and Charles Banfield.] 



MARY LANGLEY 1736 DURHAM 

In The Name of God Amen — The ninth Day of September In 
The year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty Six I 
Mary Langley of Durham in the Province of New Hampsheir In 
New England Being Weak in Bodey * * * 

It I Do give unto my Son James Langle thirty Shilings 

It I Do give unto my Son Thomos Langle Thirty Shilings 

It I Do give unto My Son John Langle Thirty Shilings 

and it is My Will That all the Remainder of my Estate not Dis 
Possed of To Be Eaqually Divided Be Tween my For youngest 
Childron Job Langle Mary Langle Samuel Langle Eldad Langle 

It I Do Make and ordain My Son Job Langle to Be My Execu- 
tor to This My Last will and Testeuient 

Signed Sealed and Delivered hur 

In the Presence of us Mary X Langle 

his Mark 

Joseph X Stevenson 
Mark 

Benjamin Mathes 

Volintine Mathes 

[Proved April 18, 1737.] 



580 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

KINSLEY HALL 1736 EXETER 

[Mary Hall renounces administration on the estate of her hus- 
band, Capt. Kinsley Hall of Exeter, Sept. — , 1736.] 

[Administration on the estate of Kinsley Hall of Exeter, gen- 
tleman, granted to Nathaniel Ladd and Francis James, both of 
Exeter, yeomen, Sept. 11, 1736.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 416.] 

[Warrant, Sept. n, 1736, authorizing Bartholomew Thing and 
Edward Gilmaii, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 25, 1736; amount, ^2871.18.10 ; signed by 
Bartholomew Thing and Edward Gilman ; an addition of ^25.2.6 
was made Nov. 22, 1737.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 26, 1737, appointing Capt. Samuel Hart, Capt. 
William King, and John Cutt, all of Portsmouth, as referees on 
certain claims against the estate, issued by the consent of the 
administrators, the guardian of some of the grandchildren, Jon- 
athan Jones and his wife, Mary Jones, Hannah Hall, Tobias Lear, 
in behalf of his wife, Elizabeth Lear, John Langdou and his wife, 
Mary Langdon, all interested in the estate.] 

[Administrators' account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of personal estate, .£637.15.4; expenditures, ^493.11.9; allowed 
March 29, 1738; mentions "Mary Walter (now Jones)".] 

Province of / To the Hon ble Richard Waldron Esq r Judge of 
New Hamp r ) the Probate of Wills &c for the Province afores rt 

The Petition of Appeal of Nath 1 Lad of Exeter in the Province 
afores d Gent. Humbly Sheweth — 

That your Petitioner being one of the Adm rs on the Estate of 
Kinsly Hall late of Exeter afores d Gent. Dec d finds himself ag- 
grieved at yo r Hon rs Decree on the Accompts of Administra' on 
the Said Estate Exhibited by yo r Petitioner & his co-adm r for that 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 581 

the whole of the Said aecompts of Payments & Disburscm ts was 
not allowed by yo r Hon r as by them Exhibited — 

Your Petition' further Sheweth that he finds him Self aggrieved 
at yo r Hon rs Decree for the Settlem 1 & Distribution of the Said 
Estate both real & personal for that your Hon r has thereby In- 
tirely precluded Yo r Peticoner from having any part of the Said 
Estate in the Right of his wife which he Apprehends he ought 
not by Law to be for that his Said wife is a Child of the Said 
Kinsly & Intitled to a Share in his Estate both real & personal — 
Wherefore yo r Peticoner Prays that he may be allow'd an Appeal 
from Yo r Hon rs Decree Relating to both the Said matters or from 
both parts of the said Decree to the Supreme Court of Probate for 
the Province afores d for the due prosecution of which he is Ready 
to give Legal Security — 

And yo r Peticoner as in Duty bound Shall ever pray &c 

Nathaniel Ladd 

[Appeal denied April 26, 1738, as to administrators' accounts, 
because the other administrator did not join in the petition, but 
granted as to distribution of the estate.] 

Province of / To his Excellency Jonathan Belcher Esq 
New Hampshire j Cap* Gen 1 & Governour in Chief in and over 
his majesties Province of New Hampshire in New England and to 
the Honourable his Majesties Council for the said Province as the 
Supreem Court of Probate for the Province aforesaid to be holdcn 
at Portsmouth within and for said Province within thirty dayes 
from y e 26 th day of April A. D. 1738. 

Humbly Sheweth Nathaniel Ladd of Exeter in s d Province 
Gen* in Right of Mercy Ladd wife of y e said Nathaniel one of the 
daughters of Kinsley Hall late of Exeter afores d Gin* Dec d Intes- 
tate That at a Court of Probate hoi den at Portsmouth afores d for 
y e Province afores d on y e 29 th day of March A. D : 1738 before y e 
Hon ble Richard Waldron Esq r Judge of y e Probate of Wills &c for 
s d Province A Decree was Passed by the said Judge that y e sum 



582 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of one hundred forty four Pounds three shillings and Seven pence 
being the Ballance of the Aeco* of administration On y e Estate of 
y e aforesaid Kinsley Hall Dec d Exhibited by y e afors d Nath 1 Ladd 
and Francis James administrators to said Estate should be paid & 
Distributed by the Said Admin' among such of the Children of y e 
said Intestate or their Legall Representatives as have not had their 
part & Portion of said Estate of the said Intestate in his life time 

Viz 1 two fifth parts thereof to y e sentatives of Josiah 

Hall y e Eldest son of the said Deceased Intestate (y e 

Dead) and one fifth part to Elisabeth the wife of Francis James a 
Daughter of y e said Intestate aud one fifth part to Mary Jones y e 
Legall representative of Mary Harriss a Daughter of y e said Intes- 
tate (the said Mary Harriss being Dead) & one fifth part to Elisa- 
beth the Daughter & Legall representative of Paul Hall a son of 
the said Intestate (who is likewise Dec d ) And Mercy Ladd afores d 
one of the Daughters of y e said Intestate is in said Decree Men- 
tioned as having had her part and Portion of his Estate settled on 
her by him in his life time So nothing was thereby ordered & De- 
creed for her of y e said Intestates Estate & from y e said Decree as 
wrong & Erroneous the said Nathaniel Ladd in Right of y e said 
Mercy Ladd appealed to your Excellency & Honours for reversion 
of the said Decree & for reasons say — 

1 that the said Mercy ought to have had an Equal Share of y e 
^144.3:7. Ordered to be Distributed as aforesaid & 

2 the Acco* Exhibited as afores d is only of Personall Estate & 
so is y e order for y e Distribution thereof & not of the real Estate 
the Decree of y e Judge ought not to have Distributed that alone 
without the real Estate 

3 the said Mercy hath not had an Equall Portion of y e Estate 
of y e s d Intestate as is Ment d in s d Decree 

4 Several of the Children of s d Intestate to whom Portions are 
ordered in y e decree afores d have had Portions of y e said Intestate 
in his lifetime of Equall Value or of more Value than what y e said 
Mercy hath rec d which is not observed in s d Decree but they have 



NHW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 583 

their full shares & more than their shares besides therein allow'd 
them 

5 Nothing appears to Shew the Value of what y e said Mercy 
had of said Intestate in his lifetime whether it was of half y e value 
of a Share in said Intestates Estate which ought to be made to 
appear for y e said Mercy is Entituled by Law to So Much of y e 
Estate of the said Intestate as to make her Share Equall to y e 
Other Children (Except the Eldest son or his representatives) — 
for which reasons & what Else may be offered your Appellant 
humbly pray that y e said Decree may be reversed & that the Real 
as well as y e Personall Estate may be Distributed to & amongst 
y e Heirs of y e said Intestate & their Legal 1 representatives And to 
y e said Mercy a Share thereof as being one of y e said Heirs Ac- 
cording to Law 

May 2 d 1738 f Noah Emery his atto r 

Province of [ At a Court of Probate held at Portsmouth with- 

New Hamp r ) in and for the Province of New Hampshire on the 

26 th Day of July Anno Domini 1738 before the Hon ble Richard 

Waldron Esq r Judge of the Probate of Wills and for Granting 

Administration on the Estates of Persons Deceased having Goods 

Chattels Rights & Credits within the Province aforesaid 

Upon Consideration of the Circumstances & Condition of the 
Real Estate of Kinsly Hall late of Exeter aforesaid Gent, who 
Deceas'd Intestate the Debts due from the Said Intestate being 
paid & Adininistra' on the Said Intestate's Estate being finish 'd 
& a Considerable Real Estate Remaining to be Divided Among 
his heirs According to Law It is therefore order'd and Decreed 
that the Real Estate that was the Said Intestate's at the time of 
his Decease Shall be Divided Among Such of the Children of the 
vSaid Intestate or their Legal Representatives as have not had 
their part Si portion of his Estate in his Life time (they having 
given bond According to Law) Viz 1 two fifth parts thereof to the 
Legal Representa v of Josiah Hall the Eldest Son of the Said In- 
testate (the Said Josiah being Dead) and one fifth part to Elizabeth 



584 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

the wife of Francis James a Daughter of the Said Intestate and 
One fifth part to Mary Jones the Legal Representative of Mary 
Harris a Daughter of the Said Intestate the Said Mary Harris 
being Dead And one fifth part to Elizabeth the Daughter & Legal 
Representative of Paul Hall a Son of the Said Intestate who is 
Likewise Deceased Mercy Lad (another of the Daughters of the 
Said Intestate & who with the others before meution'd are all the 
heirs of the Said Intestate in the next or nearest Degree) having 
had her part & portion of his Estate Settled on her by him in his 
Life time and as it appears was the whole, or all, that he Intended 
She Should have of the Same Is therefore Excluded from having 
any further part or portion thereof by this Decree — 

And It is further OrderM & Decreed that a Warr* be forthwith 
Issued to five Free-holders to make the Said Division According 
to Law 

Rich d Waldron 

W Parker Reg r 

[Warrant, Aug. 31, 1738, authorizing Peter Gilinan, Nathaniel 
Gilman, Thomas Dean, James Leavitt, gentlemen, and Daniel 
Thing, weaver, all of Exeter, to divide the estate.] 

Agreable To a Warrant To us Directed By The Hon ble Richard 
Waldron Esq r Judge of The Probate of Wills &c Authorizeingand 
lmpowering us To make a Just and Equill division of The Real 
Estate of Kinsley Hall late of Exeter Gen* Deces d amongst his 
heirs or There Legal 1 Representitives ; 

We Have Therefore made a Division of S d Estate as fol° Viz : 
To The Legal 1 Representees of Josiah Eldest Son of S d Deces d 
(who is Likewise Dead) for There two fifth Parts of the home 
Place we have Laid out two Lots with the house and barn stand- 
ing on one of them and are bounded as fol° 

viz begining at A Rock at Natt 11 Gil mans Land which is 67 rods 
from y e high way by The River and from Thence Runing west : 
2 4 N : To a litle white oak Spoted on 4 Sides by the River from 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILIS 585 

Thence bounding Downward on the River at high water mark 
Till It Comes To frances James Land, and Then bounding on 
frances James Laud S : 51 E : to the utmost bounds of S d James 
Land and Then Riming the Same Course to a Stake which is 
Spoted on 4 Sides, which Stands in a line from y e Rock first men- 
tioned : N : 37 E : and then Run on S d Line S : 37 \V : to the 
Rock afors d the other Peice of Land Layes at the Lower End Next 
the mouth of whelwrights Crek and is bounded as fol° 

viz begining at A Red oak which is the Southerly Corner bounds 
of Nich° Gil man Esq rs Land and then Riming N : 78 W : bound- 
ing on S d Gilmans Land 20 feet and thence Runing S : 37 W : 
Seven rods then Runing and bounding S : 78 E : a Crose whel- 
wrights Crek to Eben r Sinklers Land to a Stump Standing on a 
Litle point and thence bounding Easterly on s d Sinklers Land to 
the Creek afors d and then downward on the Crick to Exeter River 
and then bounding upward on Exeter River Taking in the flats to 
Nich° Gilmans afors d Land and then bounding on S d Gilmans 
Land To the bounds first mentioned : S d two Peices of Land with 
the house & barn which is Standing thereon ; is Laid out To the 
Representitives of the s d Josiah as there two fifth Parts which 
belongs to them of the home Place — 

and : To Elizabeth the Dafter and Legall Representitive of Paul 
Hall : a Son of the S d Deces d (who is Li k wise Dead) we have Set 
of to her two Peices of Laud in the home place as her one fifth 
part or Share which belongs to her of the Same and tile bounds are 
as fol° Viz : the first Peice begins at the way at the westerly cor- 
ner of Natt 11 Gilmans Land and thence binding Easterly on s d Gil- 
mans Land 67 rods to a Rock which is the first Bounds of The Lot 
Laid out to the Representitives of Josiah and then Runing W : 
24 N : bounding on S d Representitives Land to a litle white oak 
by the River, and then bounding upward by the River at high 
water mark to the bounds first mentioned : the other Peice of Land 
is bounded as fol° begining at Some bricks Laid in a heap on the 
hill by the River : which is 9 rods from frances James : northerly 
bounds of his Land by y e River : and from Thence Runing E : 



586 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

23 S : a Crose the Land to Eben r Sinklers Land to a Lite Clomp 
of twin oaks and thence bounding Easterly on S d Sinkler Land to 
the Stump which is the bounds of s (1 Josiahs Representatives Land 
and then bounding on s d Representitives Land to Nich° Gilman 
Esq r Land and then on s d Gil mans land 11 : 78 w : to y e River, 
and then on the River to the bounds first mentioned — 

And To Elizabeth The Wife of Francis James a Daughter of 
The S d Deces d we have Set of for her one fifth Part of the home 
Place which belongs to her one Peice of Land bounded as fol° Viz 
begining at the Southerly Corner of her husband franceis James 
Land then bounding on the Representitives of Josiah Land to the 
Stake which is s d Represeu llves Corner bounds and thence Runing 
E : 2 N : a Crose the Land to Sinklers Land to a Red oak stand- 
ing on a point Spoted, and thence bounding Easterly on s d Sink- 
lers Land to Eliz a the Daughter of Paulls Land to a twin oak, and 
then bounding on S d Eliz a Land to Exeter River and then up the 
River 9 rods to S d francis James Land and then on S d James Land: 
To the bounds first mentioned — 

And : To : Mary Jones : The Legall Represent itive of inary Haris 
Daughter of the S d Deces d (she being Dead) we have Set of as 
her fifth part of the home place: one peice of Land bounded as 
fol° viz : begining at The Rock afor mentioned at Nat 11 Gil mans 
Land which is the bounds between the Representitives of Josiah : 
& Paul and from Thence bounding Easterly on S d Gil mans Land 
& on M r Nath 11 Bartlets land to the high way by whelrights Creek 
brige and thence bounding on the high way To Eben r Sinkler 
Land and thence northerly on Sinkler To a Red oak Spoted which 
is Eliz a James Corner bounds and Thence bounding on S d Eliz a 
James Land To a Stake which is The Easterly Corner bounds of 
Representives of Josiahs : and Thence bounding on S d Represen- 
titives Land to the bounds first mentioned — 

We Have Likewise Devided That Peice of Land over The river 
which was a grant of one hundred acres and was Laid out In 
Lenght from the first bounds W : & b : N : one hundred & Sixty 
rods and one hundred rods in wedth : (there being 13 acres of the 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WIU.S 587 

Lower End sold to Thomas Lyford in y" Life Time of S (l Kinsley 
Hall There Remaining 87 : acres : which we have Divided in four 
Lots : beginiug at the nper End with the first Lot which is Laid 
27 rods wide acrose the Land from the nper End the second Lot 
Laid next and is 27 rods wide a Crose the Land from the first Lot 
and the 3 d Lot is Laid in Like maner 27 rods wide a Crose the 
Land from the 2 d Lots and the forth Lot Contains the Remaining 
Part of s d Land : The first Lot afonnentioned we have set of To 
EHz a James afores d as her Part In S d 87 acres of Land : and we 
have also set of To s d Eliz a James all the Priveledge of the midle 
mill Streem which belong* 1 to the afores d Kinsley hall at his Deces 
and the second Lot of Land next to Eliz a James we have Set of 
To inary Jones afonnentioned as her Part of S d 87 acres, and the 
third Lot we have set of To Elizabeth Daughter of Paul afors d 
as her Part of s d 87 acres, the Remaining Part which is the fourth 
Lot is Set of to the Legall Representitives of Josiah afors d as 
there two fifth Parts of s d Land — 

Referance being had To the Plan of the Land mentioned in 
This Return) herewith Exhibited The bounds Thereof will More 
fuly appear 

This Division as above is made acording To The best of our 
Judgement for Ouantitie & Oualitie — 

January: 10 th 1738/9: Thomas Deane 

Daniel Thing 
Nath 11 Gilman 
Peter Gilman 
[Allowed Jan. 31, i73 8 /9-] 

Know all men by these Presents, that whereas we Jonathan 
Wadleigh of Exeter in the Province of New Hampshire in New 
England Gentleman Guardian to Samuel & Abigail Hall, Son and 
Daughter to Josiah Hall Late of Exeter afores d Deceas d And John 
Laugdon, Yeoman and Tobias Lear Mariner Both of Portsmouth 
in the Province afores' 1 on the twenty Second day of April 1740 
Being Seized in fee in Common and Undivided of thatt two fifth 



588 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Parts of the Estate of Kinsley Hall Esq r Lite of Exeter Deceased, 
which by the Court of Probates was Set off unto the heirs of Josiah 
Hall afores d Deceas tl as by the Records of the s d Court of Probates> 
reference being thereunto had will more fully appear and being So 
Seiz'd did at Exeter afores d on the afores d twenty Second day of 
April, by an agreement or Instrument in writing under our hands 
and Seals of that date Mutually Elect Nominate and Appoint Cap 1 
Thomas Deane & Mess rs Daniel Thing & Cap* Peter Gilman all of 
Exeter afores d to make Partition or Division of the s d two fifth 
Parts of the Estate of the s d Kinsley Hall Esq r Deceased between 
us the s d Jonathan Wadleigh as Guardian to Samuel and Abigail 
Hall ; owners of the one half of the S d Premises ; and John Lang- 
don and Tobias Lear the other half and to allot unto Each of us 
Each Parties Particular part according to his right, who Accord- 
ing to our agreement, made as afores d ; by an Instrument in writ- 
ing under their the S d Thomas Deane Daniel Thing & Peter Gil- 
mans hands dated the twenty Second day of April 1740, have made 
Division of the Premises in manner following, (viz*) To Samuel 
& Abigail Hall afores d for their half Part or Share of the s d Pre- 
mises, The Dwelling House of the S d Kinsley Hall Deceas d in 
which he formerly Dwelt, with the Lot of Land which Adjoyns 
unto the Same, which Contains About twenty Nine Acres be the 
Same More or Less, as it is Butted and Hounded, as by the Return 
of the Division of the Estate of the s d Kinsley Hall Deceas d on the 
Records of the Court of Probates reference being thereunto had will 
more fully appear ; And Also Eight Acres of that Peice of Land 
Lying on the other Side of Exeter River and Adjoyningon Thomas 
Lyfords Land ; thes d Eight acres to Begin, at the Lower End Next 
to Lyfords Land and So to run upwards in the S d Body of Land 
which Contains in all thirty four Acres, till the Eight Acres is Coin- 
pleated So as to be a Square Line Across at the head. And to John 
Langdon and Tobias Lear for their half Part or Share of the S d 
Premises the Lot or Parcel of Land Lying by Wheel rights Creek, 
which Contains About twenty three Acres and a half of an Acre be 
the Same more or Less as it is Bounded by the Return of the Divi- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 589 

sion of the Estate of the s d Kinsley Hall Deceas'd on the Records 
of the Court of Probates reference being thereunto had will more 
fully appearand also the Remaining Part of the thirty four Acres 
Lying on the other Side of Exeter River, above Lyfords Land as 
afores d which Contains About twenty Six acres, and Lays at the 
head of the Afores d Eight Acres Set of to Samuel and Abigail Hall, 
and is the whole of the S d tract of Land Containing thirty four 
Acres, as it is Butted and Bounded on the Records of the Court of 
Probates, reference being thereunto had will more fully appear, 
Excepting the S d Eight acres before Express'd which is set of unto 
Samuel and Abigail Hall. Now Know ye that we the s d Jonathan 
Wadleigh John Langdon and Tobias Lear, having received from 
the S d Cap* Thomas Deane & Mess rs Daniel Thing & Cap 1 Peter 
Gil man their return of their Division of the Premises as afores d doe 
hereby Acknowledge ourselves fully Satisfied and Contented, with 
the S d Division as afores d Express'd and doe accept of agree to 
and abide by the Same, and we the S d Jonathan Wadleigh in the 
Capacity afores d as Guardian to S d Samuel and Abigail Hall ; and 
John Langdon and Tobias Lear, Doe Each of us for himself his 
heirs Execu rs & Admin" Covenant Promise and Engage unto and 
with Each other that Each Party his heirs and Assigns forever, 
shall and may quietly and Peaceably, have hold Use Occupy Possess 
and Enjoy in Severalty to him and themselves his or their Parti- 
cular Part as Set off and Bounded, as afores d with all and Singular 
the Privilidges and Appurtenances thereunto Belonging, or any 
ways appertaining, without the Least Let, hendrance, Molestation 
or Disturbance of us, or any person whatever claiming under us, 
In witness whereof we have hereunto Set our hands and Seals this 
23 d day of April Anno Domini 1740 — 

Signed Sealed and Delivered In Jon a wadleigh 

Presence of us. John Langdon 

John Odlin Tobias Lear 

Elisha Odlin 



59° NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Acknowledged by Jonathan Wadleigh Aug. 20, 1742, and by 
John Langdon and his wife, Mary Langdon, and Tobias Lear and 
his wife, Elizabeth Lear, Jan. 6, 1742/3.] 

Province of } To his Excellency Benning Wentworth Esq r 
New Hampshire ) Governor and Commander in Chief in and over 
his Majesties Province of New Hampshire And To the Hon ble his 
Majesties Council and Representatives in General Court now As- 
sembled 

Jonathan Wadleigh of Exeter within Menlion'd as he is Guard- 
ian to Samuel Hall and Abigail Hall within Mentioned Doth 
Hereby as far as in him Lyes Humbly Submit to the Confirmation 
that Shall be made by Your Excellency & the Hon blc Court Re- 
lating to the Partition of the Premisses mention'd in the within 
Agreement made by Cap 4 Thomas Dean & Mess rs Daniel Thing & 
Cap* Peter Gilman as Witness my hand Exeter Feb r >' 20 th 1743. 

Theo : Smith Jon a Wadligh 

Jon a Jones 

To all Persons To whom these Presents shall come Greeting 
Know y e that Whereas Kinsly Hall Late of Exeter In the Province 
of New Hampshire in New England Esq r Deceased Died Sized in 
fee of a certain Tract or Parcii of Land Lying & Being in Exeter 
aforesaid & is Since falen in the Parrish of Eppin & Contains two 
Hundred acres or thereabouts and is Bounded in the fourth range 
of Lots that was Laid out in the year 1732 & Begins at number 
112, and Ends at Nomb r 132 it Being the Lot of Land Known by 
the Name of s d Deces (1 Common Right and their Being No Division 
of said Lot of Land two and amongst the heirs of said Deces d The 
Rest of said Deces d Estate being Divided by order of the Judge of 
Probate in the fol° manner to the Heirs of Josiah Hall Decs d 
Eldest Son of s d Deces d two Shares to the heirs of Paul Hall 
Decs d son of s d Deces d one share &. To Elizabeth James one of the 
Daughters of said Deces d one share & To Mary Jones a Gran- 
daughter of said Deces d one Share and It appearing That Mary 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 59 1 

Langdon wife of M r John Langdon of Portsmouth and Elizabeth 
Lear wife of M r Tobias Lear of s d Portsm and Samuel Hall of Ex- 
eter and Abigail Bartlet wife of M r John Bartlet of Newmark 1 Child- 
ren of the aforeaid Josiah Hall Deces d are heirs In Equal Shares to 
two fifth Parts of said Lot of Land and that Elizabeth Grant wife 
to M r Daniel Grant of Exeter aforesaid Daughter of Paul Hall 
afores d Deces d is heir to one fifth Part of said Lot of Land and that 
Elizabeth James wife to M r Francis James of Exeter afore said is 
heirs to one fifth Part of Lot of Land and that Mary Jones a Grand 
Daughter of the afore s d Kinsly Hall and wife of M r Jonathan 
Jones of Strathanl is heir to the other fifth Part of said Lot of Land 
and it appearing that Mary Jones with her Husband Hath Con- 
veyed her Share in said Lot of Land to Charles Gliden of Stratham 
in the afores d Prov e and that the aforesaid Samuel Hall hath Con- 
veyed his Share of said Lot To Israel Blake of Eppin in Province 
afores d now Know y e that We the Subscribers to whom the said 
Lot Remains to be Divided to and amongst, have fully agreed to 
Divide said Lot of Land and do firmly by the Present Bind & 
oblige our selves our heirs Ex rs & adin rs & Every of them to Stand 
to the following Division and that Each one or their heirs Ex rs & 
adm rs May Quietly use occupy and Posses the Share or Part in 
said Lot of Land as hereafter set fourth in this Instrument to be 
their share without the Least Let or Hindrence from Each other 
and that the Division of s d Lot of two Hundred acres be Divided 
in the following manner viz that their be five Lots Laid out on 
said Lot the first to Begin at the High way of the fourth Range 
of Lots at Noinb r 132 and so bounding on said high way till it 
comes to Samuel Gilman's Esq r Grant of Land on Piscassick and 
then to Extend both End of a Bredth into said Lot of Land west 
and be north until 1 it shall Contain the full measure of on fifth 
Part of said two hundred acre Lot which Lot shall be Called N° 1. 
and the Second to Lay adjoyning to the first and to Extend still 
into said Lot both End of a bredth west and Be north till it Con- 
tains 011 fifth Part of said Lot as aforesaid which shall be nomb r 
2. and third Lot to Begin where the Second Ended & to Extend 



592 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

unto said Lott both End of a bredth untill it Contain one other 
fifth Part of said Lot which shall be caled No 3 — and the fourth 
Lot to begin where the third Lott of and so to Run in to said Lot 
the whole Breadth of said Lot west & be north still keeping both 
End of a breadth untill it shall Contain a Nother fifth Part of said 
Lot which shall Be Called N° 4. the other Lot to begin whare the 
fourth Lot Ended and So to Extend the whole Bredth of said Lot 
to the high way of the third Rang of Lots which Contain the whole 
of said Lot of Land which is Called Nomb. 5. And Furthermore 
we Do absolutely covenant agree that the Lott N° 1 which Con- 
tains one fifth Part of said two Hundred acre Lot as aforesaid shall 
be the Right & Property of the aforesaid Charles Gliden as his full 
Share in said Lot and that the Lot nomb r 2 which Contains one 
fifth Part Likewise of said two Hundred acres shall be the Right 
and Property of mary the wife of John Langdon and Elizabeth the 
wife of Tobias Lear aforesaid as their Share in said Lot of Land 
and that the Lot Nomb r 3 which contains one other fifth Part of 
said Lot shall be the Right & Property of Elizabeth the wife of 
Daniel Grant afores d as her full Share in said Lot of Land and 
that the Lot nomb r 4 which Contains another fifth Part of said 
Lot shall be the Right and Property of Elizabeth the wife of 
Francis James aforesaid as her Share in said Lot of Land & that 
the Lott Nomb r 5 which Contains the other fifth Part of said Lot 
shall be the Right and Property of Israel Blake aforesaid and 
Abigail the wife of John Bartlet aforesaid as their share in said 
Lot of Land and Furthermore we Do Covenant and agree that 
their shall be an open high way a Cross the whole Bredth of the 
afore said Lot of Land of two Rods wide to Run from the High 
way of the fourth Range to the high way of the Third Range 
bounding on the Lot of Land Lay d out to Coll° John Gilman 
Deces a as his Common Right for the use of us & our heirs forever 
In Witness To all Before written we Have hereunto Set to our 
Hands & seals this 7 th Day of December anno Domini 1745 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



593 



Signed Sealed & Delivered In 
Presence of us 

Peter Gil man 

John Oilman 3 <l 

We the under Subscribers Saw 
the above named Elisabeth James 
& Elisabeth Grant Sign Seal & 
Deliver the above written Instru- 
ment 

Dudley James 

Frances James Jun r 

W m Wentwortli 

Josh a Peirce 



Frances James 
Tobias Lear 
John Langdon 
Israel Blake 
Daniel Grant 
Charles Glideu 
John Bartlet 
Abigail Bartlett 

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Elizabeth X James 

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Mary Langdon 
Elisabeth Lear 
Elisebath Grant 



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[Deeds, vol. 43. P- ] 77«] 

[Various receipts, etc., containing signatures of Josiah Ladd, 
Dudley Odlin, Francis James, Daniel Ladd, William Lamson, 
John Lord, John Clark, Thomas Trickey, Joseph Maleham, Henry 
Marshall, Peter Gilman, John Rice, and Daniel Gilman.] 

38 



594 N1 ^ w HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOHN DINSMOORE 1736 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God, Amen, I John Dinsmoore of Londonderry 
in the province of new hampshire in new England Yeoman, being 
Sick and weak in body * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath to Manna by Dearly Beloved Wife all 
my Personall Estate both of money and Cattle and other Effets 
that I am now possessed of, Except a Bond of my Son Robert 
Dinsmoors that my will is Shall be Deliver'd to him at my Death. 

Item my Will is that my Wife Have the Benefit & Improvement 
of two peaces of meadow, that I Bought from Alexander Walker 
& John Archibald, Dureing her naturall life, and at her Death to 
Return to my Son Robert Dinsmoore and my Son in Law John 
Hopkine to be Equally Divided Between them in Quantity & 
Quality and I also Constitute make and ordain John Moore Known 
by John Moore of the South to be my Sole Exacutor of this my 
last will & Testament and do hereby utterly Disallow revoke and 
Disanul all and Every other former Testaments wills Legacies and 
bequests & Exacutors by me in any ways before named willed and 
bequeathed ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my 
last will and Testament In Witness whereof I have Hereunto Set 
my Hand and Seal this Sixth Day of October anno Dom : one thous- 
sand Seven Hundred and thirty Six, and in the tenth year of his 
Maj tes Reign &c 

Signed Sealed published pro- his 

nounced and Declared by the Said John X Dinsmoore 

John Dinsmoore as his last will Mark 

and Testament in the presence of 
us Subscribers and Witnesses 

John Archibald 

Jean Stewart 

John Macumphy 

[Proved Jan. 4, 173 6 //'] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 595 

NATHANIEL BATCHELDER 1736 HAMPTON 

In the name of God Amen the twenty Second Day of October 
Anno Domini seventeen hundred and thirty six and in the tenth 
year of his majesties Reign George the Second over Grate Britain 
King &c I Nathanell Batchelder of Hampton in the Provence of 
new Hampshier in new England farmer * * 

Imprimas I Give and bequeath to Elezebeth my Dearly beloved 
wife the Eastly End of my Dwelling house with one half of the 
Celler and all the moveables with in Doors for her to Improve 
Dureing her Nateurall Life I also order that my son Josiah Bat- 
chelder of said Town Carpenter shall find my said wife his mother 
two milks Cows and four sheep with their fleces and the summer- 
ing and wintering of them yearly and Every year Dureing her nat- 
urall Life my said son Josiah Batchelder is also to find his said 
mother twelve bushells of Indian Corn and one hundred and twenty 
Pound of Pork and one quarter of beef of Eighty or ninety Pound 
waight and four bushells of malt and three bushells of Barly yearly 
and every year Dureing her nateurall Life he also to find his said 
mother with sufficient fier wood cutt att the Doore// and also nes- 
secery tendence and what is Conveniant and nessecery for a Com- 
fortable Life all and Singuler above mentioned that my said son 
is to Do for his said mother is to be Done yearly and Every Dure- 
ing her nateurall Life// she to Dispose of her wareing Cloths to 
whom she Pleaseth 

Item I give and bequeath to the heirs of my beloved son Nath- 
anell Batchelder Deceased five shillings to be Payed by my s d son 
Josiah Batchelder 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved son John Batchelder 
five Shillings to be Payed by my s d son Josiah Batchelder 

Item I give and bequeath to the Hers of my beloved son Jethro 
Batchelder Deceased five shillings to be Payed by my said son 
Josiah Batchelder 

Item I give and bequeath my beloved son Nathan Batchelder 
five shillings to be Payed by said Josiah Batchelder 



59^ NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIJ.S 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved son Phinihas Batchel- 
der five shillings to be Payed by s d Josiah Batchelder 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved son Ebenzer Batchel- 
der five shillings to be Payed by my said son Josiah Batchelder 

Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Deborah fel- 
lows seventy Pound forty Pound of itt to be Payed in movables 
out of the house after my wifes Decease to be payed by my said 
son Josiah Batchelder and fifteen Pound of itt to be Payed in 
money new England Curranci and fifteen Pound of itt to be Payed 
in good marcheutable Pay to be Payed by my said son Josiah 
Batcheldr within foar years after my Decease 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my beloved son the said Josiah 
Batchelder and unto his heirs and assigns for Ever all my Land 
and medow ground Laying in my home Place which I have not 
alredey Disposed of // being half the wholl Place // which Lays 
bounding south Eastly on Hilyards land north Eastly on Taylers 
River // north westly on the high way that gos from the saw mill 
towards Israel Clifords // south westly on Docter Toppins Land in 
Part and Part on Joseph Batchelders land & Part on Coll Peter 
wears Land // the other half of said land in said Place as above 
bounded I have given to him before I also give to my said son 
Josiah Batchelder the one half of seven acres of medow Laying 
and bounding north westly on Hilyards medow // north Eastly on 
taylers River South westly on a Creek by Joseph Nortens medow 
// and also the one half of one acre and one half of marsh Laying 
near Birch Island bounding northly Eastly and Southly on the 

River // South Eastly on Joseph Batchelders Marsh I also 

give to my said son Josiah Batchelder the one half of four acres 
of Laud Laying in the Plains at Hampton Town // with the 
one half of a Thatch share in the ox Coinon in said Hampton 
// and also the one half of a wholl share of Land Laying near 
Cock Hill in the third west Division in said Hampton bounding 
north Eastly on the high way // south Eastly on Land of Jona- 
than Hilyards north westly on Land of Lut Elisha Smiths // and 
also one half of the orchard with one half of all the Buildings on 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 597 

my home Place onely my beloved wife is to Live in and Improve 
the Eastly End of my Dwelling house During her Nateurall Life 
// the other half of all the within mentioned Parcles of land medow 
and marsh and of the Buildings and orcherd being what I have 
Given and Confermed to him before // I also give unto my said 
son Josiah Batchelder all my husbandrey Implments and all my 
stock of Cattle att my Deceass which I have not otherways dis- 
posed of and after my wifes Deceese he also is to have all my 
moveables within Doores which I have not other ways Disposed of 
// all my Estat boath Real and Parsonal Laying and being in said 
Hampton which I have not other ways Disposed of I give and 
Conferm unto my said son Josiah Batchelder to his heirs and as- 
signs for Ever // I Do Like wise Constitute make and ordain my 
said son Josiah Batchelder my sole Executor of this my Last will 
and testiment and I Do here by utterly disallow revoke and Dis- 
annul all and Every other former wills testements Leagucis and 
bequests and Executors by me in any ways before named willed 
and bequeathed ratifieing and Conferming this and no other to be 
my Last will and testement In wittness here of I the said Nathanell 
Batchelder here to sett my hand and seal the Day and year above 
written // 

signed sealed Published Pro- the mark & Seal of 

nounce and Declared by the said Nathaniell Batchelder 

Nathanell Batchelder as his Last 
will and testiment in the Presence 
of us the subscribers 

Joseph Bachelder 

Benjamin Hillyard 

Timothy Hilyard 

[Proved Dec. 25, 1745.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 25, 1745, authorizing Meshech Weare, gentle- 
man, and Benjamin Hilliard, yeoman, both of Hampton Falls, to 
appraise the estate.] 



598 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, Jan. 10, 1745/6; amount, ^2323.7.0; signed by 
Meshech Weare and Benjamin Milliard.] 



WILLIAM VAUGHAN 1736 PORTSMOUTH 

The Deposition of Richard Waldron of Portsm In y° Pro° of 
New Hamps r Esq r of lawful Age — this Depon 1 Testifies & says y* 
about Eight years ago he was Desir d by W ,n King J11 Foye Esq r 
& Marg 1 his wife formerly Marg 1 Vaughan m rs Abig 1 Walker (then 
Shannun formerly Vaughan) & m ls Eliz a Vaughan to Joyn w th 
Eph m Deimet of y e same place Esq r & m r Withers Kerry late of 
Kittery In y c County of York In y e Pro e of y e Mass a Bay yeoman 
Dec d to Survey a Certain Tract of land scituate In Portsm afores d 
Containing about two hundred & sixty two acres w ch w 1 ' Coin'only 
Call d Maj 1 ' Vaughn 8 Nooks Gores & Com 'on Right & w ch y e s d 
W m King J n° & Marg 1 Foye Abig 1 Walker & Eliz a Vaughan 
Claim d as Tenants In Com'on by virtue of y e s d Maj r Vaughan s 
last Will & to Plat & Divide y c same Between as near as Possible 
haveing a Due Regard to y e quallity as wel as q tty of y e land — & 
According to their request we measur* 1 & Platt d y e s d land & made 
y e several Divisions as in y l! Plat or Plan on y e other side hereof 
after \v ch y e s d parties cast lots for their Respective parts & y° lots 
fel according to y° Names & Numbers In y e s d Plat mention* & y e 
s d paties Express d an Intire satisfaction In y t! Division as it fell by 
lot at y e time of Drawing y c ' same — & farther saith not — 

Rich d Waldron 

[Attested Feb. 1, 1736/7.] 

[Deeds, vol. 22, p. 352.] 

The Deposition of Eph m Dennet of Portsm In y° Prov° of N — 
Hamps r Esq 1 ' of lawful age — this Deponent Testifies y t about Eight 
years since he was Desired by Will" 1 King John Foye Esq r & 
Marg 1 his Wife m rs Abig 1 Walker (then Shannun) & m rs Eliz a 
Vaughan to Joyn w th Rich d W T aldron of Portsm afores d Esq r & 
Withers Berry of Kittery In y e County of York In y e Prov° of y e 



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Mass a Bay yeoman (since Dec' 1 ) to Survey a Certain Tract of land 
scitnate In Portsin af ores' 1 Containing about two hundred & sixty 
two acres Commonly Call d Maj r Vaughan s Nooks Gores & Com'on 
Rights & w ch they y e s d W m Marg* Abig 1 & EHza th (Being y e 
Reput d Daughter 5 & Grandson of y° s (l Maj r Vaughan) Claim d as 
Tenants In Com'on by virtue of his last Will & Being Desir d by 
y e s d parties to Plat & Divide y e same as near as Possible Between 
them haveing a Due Regard to y e quallity as wel as quantity of y e 
land Accordingly we measur d & Plat d y° s d land & made several 
Divisions & Shares of y e s d parties According to y c Plat or Plan 
on y e other side w th w ch y° parties afores d Appear d to be wel pleased 
& farther said not — 

Eph m Denuet 
[Attested Oct. 27, 1736.] 

[Deeds, vol. 22, p., p. 354.] 

To all People to whom these ^sents shal come w r as Charles 
Chambers of Charlestown In y e County of Middlesex Esq r & Mar- 
gret his Wife In her Right formerly Marg* Foy widow George Wal- 
ker Gent : & Abigail his Wife In her Right formerly Abig 1 Shan- 
nun widow Daniel Moulton Marrin r & Eliz a his wife In her Right 
formerly Eliz a Vaughan v Single woman & Will 1 " King Marriner al 
of Portsin In y e Prov e of N — Hamp 1 ' do hold Possess & Enjoy as 
Tenants In Com'on In Fee simple a Certain Tract or r $cel of land 
scituate In Portsm afores d Containing two hundred & sixty acres 
more or less heretofore y e Estate of W m Vaughan late of Portsm 
afores d Esq'* Dec d & Bound 11 as followeth namely southerly by land 
of Geo : Vaughan late of Portsm Esq 1 * Dec d Easterly partly by y e 
Road y* leads from Portsm afores d to Newington & partly by land 
of Benjamin Miller Northerly by land of y e s d Ben : Miller & of 
Eph m Dennet Esq r Dec d & y e Com'on Right so Cal d of M ,s Bridget 
Grafford Dec d & westerly by land of Jn° Wentworth Esq r Dec d & 
of Henry Dering of Boston Merch* & w r as y e s d partys have mu- 
tually Consent 11 & Agreed to Divide y e same & also have Actually 
made & finish' 1 an Equal Division & Partition thereof Into four 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIU.S 6oi 

Equal parts According to y e quantity & quallity thereof Agreeable 
to a Plan or Draft thereof on y e Publick Records for Deeds In y e 
Pro e of N — Hamp 1 ' Iu Book N° 22 fol : 353 — Reference thereto 
Being had may Plainly & fully Appear — to y e End Intent & Pur- 
pose y t y e s d Cha s & Marg* his Wife Iu her Right & her heirs & 
assigns Geo : & Abig 1 his Wife In her Right & her heirs & assigns 
Dan 11 & Eliz a his wife In her Right & her heirs & assigns & W m 
King & his heirs & assigns may know have hold Possess & Enjoy 
their several & Respective fourth parts thereof forever In Severalty 
y l is to say y* y e s d Cha s Chambers & Marg* his Wife In her Right 
her heirs & assigns should have hold Possess use & Enjoy In ful of 
her fourth part of y e s (l premises al y 1 peice or ^cel of y e s d larger 
Tract of land Containing by Estimation sixty five acres & lyes 
In two peices Contiguous In s d Plan Each of s cl peices Being Mark d 
N° 3 In y e s d Plan 6c is Bounded Easterly by a peice or ^cel of 
y e s d larger Tract of land Assign d & set of to y e s d W m King & 
Mark d No 1 southerly by laud formerly of y e s d Geo : Vaughan one 
hundred & thirty nine rods Westerly by one other peice or f^cel of 
land Assign 11 ec set of to y e s d W m King sixty nine rods & is mark d 
N° 1 & Notherly by an highway of two rods wide left by y e s d 
parties to go tlirou y e s d larger Tract of land to y e uper lots — & y 1 
ye s d Q eor g e Walker & Abig 1 his Wife In her Right her heirs & 
assigns should have hold Possess use 6c Enjoy Iu ful of her fourth 
part of y e s d finises all y* peice or ^cel of y e s d larger Tract 
of land Containing by Estimation sixty five Acres & lyes Iu two 
peices Contiguous Iu s d Plan Each of s d peices being mark d N° 4 
In y e s d Plan & is Bounded southerly by y e s d highway of two rods 
wide Westerly by a Peice of land assign 11 & set of to y e s d Elizabeth 
Ninety Eight rods & mark d N° 2 notherly by land of y e s d Eph m 
Dennet Esq r Dec d & Easterly by one other peice of land Assign d 
ccsetof toy e s d Eliz a & mark d N° 2— & y l y e s d Dan 11 Moulton & 
Eliz a his Wife In her Right her heirs & assigns should have hold 
Possess use & Enjoy In ful of her fourth part of y e s d finises al 
y* peice or "$cel of y e s d larger Tract of land Containing by Estima- 
tion forty Acres & mark' 1 N° 2 In y'* s d Plan & is Bound d West. 



602 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

erley by land of y° s (1 John Went worth Dec' 1 & Henry Dering 
Notherly by y° s <l Bridget Graff ords Com 'on Right Easterly by a 
peice of land Assign* 1 & set of to y° s (l Abig 1 ninety Eight rods & 
mark* No 4 & Southerly by a peice of land Assign* & set of to 
y°s d W m King & mark* N° 1 & one other peice or ^cel of y° 
s* larger Tract of land Containing by Estimation thirty acres & 
also Mark' 1 N° 2: In y« s* Plan & is Bound* Easterly by y° said 
Road leading to Newington afores* In part & by Ben: Miller In 
part southerly by y e s (l highway of two rods wide Westerly by a 
peice of land Assign' 1 & set of to y e s* Abig 1 & notherly partly by 
land of y e s (1 Eph : Dennet Esq 1 " Dec d & partly by y e s d Ben : Mil- 
lers land & y* y c s d W m King his heirs & assigns should have hold 
Possess use & Enjoy In fill of his fourth part of y e s d finises al 
y* peice or ~$cel of y' 1 s d larger Tract of land Containing by Esti- 
mation fifteen acres & mark' 1 N° 1 : In y e s d Plan & is Bound* 
Easterly by y° s d Road y t leads to Newington afores* southerly by 
land of y (> s d Geo : Vaughan Dec d twenty Eight rods Westerly by 
a peice of land Assign' 1 & sett off to y (> said Marg* & mark* N° 
3 : & notherly by y° s d highway of two rods wide & one other 
peice or ^cel of y° s d larger Tract of land Containing by Estima- 
tion forty five acres & mark' 1 also N° 1 : In y (> s' 1 Plan & is Bound* 
Easterly by a peice of land assign* & set of to y e s* Marg* sixty 
nine rods southerly by laud of y" s' 1 Geo : Vaughan Dec' 1 Westerly 
by land of y°s* Jn° Went worth Esq 1 ' Dec' 1 & Henry Dering afores* 
& northerly partly by land of y" s* Jn° Wentworth Dec* partly by 
a Peice of land assign* & set off to y e s* Eliz a & mark* N° 2 : & 
partly by y G s* highway of two rods wide Now for further Confir- 
mation of y e afores* Division & Partition know y e y 1 y e s d Geo : 
Waker & Abig 1 his Wife Dan 11 Moulton & Eliz a his Wife and W ,n 
King for themselves & their Respective heirs do fully freely & 
absolutly Grant Release Assign Enfeoff Ratifye & Confirm unto 
y e afores' 1 Cha s Chambers & Marg* his wife In her Right & her 
heirs & assigns forever al y* foreinention* Peice or ^cel of land 
assign' 1 &set of to ye s' 1 Marg 1 & Bound' 1 & Describ' 1 as afores d To 
have & to hold y (> same w th al y e ^ vileges & appur ces there of unto 
her y c s' 1 Marg 1 her heirs & assigns forever In Severalty & y* y' 4 s d 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 603 

Cha s Chambers & Marg* his Wife Dan 11 Moulton & Eliz a his Wife 
& W m King for themselves & their Respective heirs do fully freely 
& absolutely Grant Release Assign Enfeoff Ratify & Confirm unto 
y e afores d George Walker and Abigail his Wife in her Right and 
her heirs and assigns foreve r all that forementioned peice or parcell 
of land assign 'd and Set off to y e s (1 Abigail and bounded and de- 
scribed as afores d To have and to hold y° same \v th all y° privi- 
ledges & app ts thereof unto her y° s (l Abigail her heirs & Assignes 
forever in Severalty and that y° s d Charles Chambers & Margai it 
his wife, George Walker and Abigail his wife and William King 
for themselves and their respective heirs do fully freely and abso- 
lutely grant release assign enfeoff e Ratify and confirm unto y d 
afores* Dan 11 Moulton & Eliz a his Wife In her Right & her heirs 
& Assigns forever al those two foreinention* Peices or ^ cells of 
land assign' 1 & set of to y (> s d Eliz a & Bound* 1 & Describ d as 
afores d To have & to hold y e same w th al y ( ' ^vileges & Appur ces 
thereof unto her y e s d Eliz a her heirs & assigns forever In sever- 
alty— & yt y e s d Cha s Chambers & Marg fc his Wife Geo : Walker, 
& Abig 1 his Wife Dan 11 Moulton & Eliz a his wife for themselves 
& their Respective heirs do fully freely & absolutely Grant Release 
Assign Enfeoff Ratify & Confirm unto y c afores d W m King his 
heirs & assigns forever al those two foremention d Peices or ^cels 
of land Assign* & set off to y" s d W m King & Bound* & Describ* 
as afores' 1 To have & to hold y° same with al the ^vileges <S: 
appur ces thereof unto him y e s d William King his heirs & Assigns 
forever In Severalty In Testimony whereof y c s d Parties have 
hereunto set their hands & seals y° 23 d day of Jan ry In y v 14 th year 
of his Maj st Reign an°q : Dom : 1 740/1 

Sign' 1 Seal d & D d In ~$sence Cha : Chambers 

of Marg* Chambers 

Cutt Shannon Geo: Walker 

Math : Livermore Abig 1 Walker 

for al but Cha s Chambers & Dan 11 Moulton 

wife Eliz a Moulton 



W m King 



[Deeds, vol. 25, p. 46.] 



604 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

WALTER WARREN 1736 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Walter Warren of Portsmouth in 
the Province of New Hampshire Blacksmith do make and Ordain 
this to be my Last Will and Testament, As touching my Estate 
Real & Personal I Devise and bequeath the same in the following 
manner — Impri s I will and order that all my just Debts be paid 
out of my Personal Estate if that shall be Sufficient for that pur- 
pose but if that be not Sufficient then out of my Real Estate by 
my Executrix hereafter named — 

Item I Give to Each of my Children viz George John Walter 
and Amos five Shillings a piece or to Each of them to be paid by 
my Executrix aforesaid — 

Item I will that the Charge of my Funeral be defrayed and paid 
by my said Executrix out of my Estate and that the Management 
thereof shall be Left Intirely to her — 

Item all the rest Remainder and Residue of my Estate both 
Real and Personal I Give and Devise to my well beloved Wife 
Joanna to have and to hold to her during her Natural Life I also 
Constitute and Appoint my said Wife to be my sole Executrix of 
this my last Will and I do hereby Revoke and make Void all other 
and former Wills and Testaments by me herefore made. In Wit- 
ness wherof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the twenty 
Seventh day of October 1736 and in the tenth Year of His Maj- 
esty's Name — 

Signed Sealed and Declared Walter Warren 

by the said Walter Warren to be 
his last Will and Testam* in pre- 
sence of 

William Simpson 

J n° Parker 

William Parker jun r 

[Proved Jan. 26, 1742/3.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 221.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 605 

[Warrant, Jan. 26, 1742/3, authorizing Samuel Hart and Ben- 
jamin Miller, yeoman, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 253.] 

[Inventory, April 21, 1743; amount, ^668.19.0; signed by 
Samuel Hart.] 



JOHN HEADER 1736 DURHAM 

In The Name of God A Men — 

The Second day of November In The year of our Lord one 
Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty Six I John Meder of Durham In 
the Province of New Hampsheir In New England Being Weak In 
Body * ' 

My Will is That My Son Joseph Meder Pay the one Half of My 
Funeral Charge and The one Half of My Debets as I Do In Reson 
and Concience owe To any Person or Persons Being Justly Paid 
In Conveinient Time after My Deceass Then My Debts Being Paid 
and My Funerall Charg Defraied I Do Bequeath The Remainder 
Thus 

I Do give unto My Son Joseph Meder The Remainder of all 
My Lands Wich I Have not Before Dis Posed of 

I give to my Son Nicolous Meder My Lumes and Sleas and 
Harnes 

I give My Two gransons John Tibbets and Jeremiah Tebbets 
Twenty Shilling to be Equaly Devied be Twen Them 

I give to My Two Dafters Elizabeth Hanson & Abigail Daves 
all My Movabell Eastate wich I have not Before Deposed of to Be 
Equaly Devied be Twen Them 

Signed Sealed and Delivered John Meder 

In the Presence of us 

Daniel meder 

Benjamin Mathes 

Joseph Cartlan 

[Proved Dec. 17, 1736.] 



606 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

This Indenture made y e 14 th day of Apt 11 In y° year of our Lord 
1737 Between Joseph Meader of y c Island of Nuntucket In N : 
Engl* 1 Yeoman of y e one part and Nicholas Meader of Durham In 
y° Pro e of N : Hamps 1 " In N : Engl d yeoman of y e other part wit- 
nesseth y* w'as Certain lands lying In Durham afores* 1 w th y ( 'Ap- 
purten 8 & t^vileges thereunto Belonging late y v Inheritance of John 
Meader late of Durham afores' 1 Dec 11 (y e father of y e above Nam' 1 
Jo s & Nich s Meader) lawfully Decend' 1 & came to them y° s d Jo s 
& Nich s Meader by Reason w r of y° s d Jo 5 & Nich* Meader Into 
y e s (l lauds \v th y° ^vileges & Appurten 8 Enter' 1 & were thereof 
Seiz d as TeiPants In Coupon In Fee & they Being thereof so Seiz' 1 
& Possess 11 did Agree to make an Equal Division & Partition of y c 
afores' 1 lands its fpvileges & Appurten s In two Equal parts or 
Moiety 5 to y° Intent & purpose y fc y° s' 1 Jo s Meader & Nich s Mea- 
der & their Several & Respective heirs & Assigns may have hold 
use Occupy Possess & quietly Enjoy their s' 1 Equal parts & Moiety s 
of y° s d lands & ^vileges to them & their Respective heirs & As- 
signs forever It is Coven td Concluded & Agreed by & Between y° 
s d parties to these ^sents In manner & forme following & first y e 
s' 1 Jo s Meader for himself his heirs Exe' s & Adm !S do Coven* and 
Agree to & w th ye s d Nich s Meader his heirs & Assigns y* he y e s d 
Nich s Meader his heirs & Assigns shal from henceforth have hold 
& Peaceably Enjoy In Severalty to his & their own proper use & 
Behoof y e one Moiety or half part of al y e lands & *$ vileges afores d 
(y* is to say) y e Dwelling House w r in y' % s' 1 Nich s now liveth y* 
he Built himself ec y e one half of y e Barn y* was their fathers y° 
land Divid d as by y 1 ' Draught on this Sheet of Paper wil more 
^ticularly Appear y e s d Nich s Meader to have In Severalty as his 
Moiety y e lotts N° 1 : 2 : 3 as Numbred In y e Draught & y c land 
Contain 11 In them three Divisions to be for Planting & Mowing to 
him y e s d Nich s Meader his heirs & Assigns forever also y° s (l 
Nich s Meader to have y e half of y t land w lil out the Six Divisions 
In y e s d Draught to him his heirs & Assigns In Severalty but lye 
In Coupon for feeding & Pastureing w th ye aboves' 1 Jo s Meader 
his heirs & Assigns Each to feed or Pasture his part w th Equal 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 607 

Number of Cattle & also y° s d Nich s Meader his heirs Assigns for 
Spring- & fall feeding & Pastureiug shal at such times in y° spring 
of y e year Before Planting & In y° fall of y° year after Corn & Hay 
Harvest suffer y e s d Jo s Meader his heirs & assigns to put in to Pas- 
ture & feed in y (5 Six Number' 1 lotts an Equal Number of Cattle & 
no more than y" s <l Nich s his heirs & Assigns do & also \ rt they their 
heirs & Assigns shal at al times have liberty for Carting & hailing 
from y e Water side up to their Several Houses or fields throu y° 
lotts N° 3 : 5 : & 6 : & y° highway y fc lyes Between y e lotts of y° 
s d Nich s & Jo s & at y e Notherly End of y c s d Nich ss iott to lye for 
y° use of them their heirs & Assigns forever to go out into y° 
Country Road & y e s d Nich s Meder nor his heirs shall from hence 
forth Claim or Demand any Right Title use or Possession In or to 
ye s d Moiety hereby Set of In any otherwise y n herein Express 11 or 
in any part thereof but y t y e s d Nich s Meder & his heirs & Assigns 
shal at al time & times hereafter from al Actions Rights Titles & 
Demands thereof or thereunto be utterly Exclud d & forever De- 
barr d by these ^sents & y° s d Nich s Meder for himself his heirs 
& Assigns do Coven fc & Agree to & w th him y e s d Jo s Meder his 
heirs & Assigns y t he y° s d Jo s Meder his heirs & Assigns shal 
from hence forth have hold & Peaceably Eujoy In Severalty to him 
ye s d j h ]\| ec | er his heirs & Assigns forever to his & their own 
proper use & Behoof y e other Moiety or half part of al y e land & 
^vileges afores d y* is to say the Dwelling House where y fc afores d 
Jn° Meder lived : y e one half of y c s d Jn° Meder s Barn & y e land 
Divid d as out his Sheet of Paper wil more plain Appear y e s d Jo s 
IMeder to have In Severalty as his Moiety y e lotts N° 4 : 5 : & 6 : 
as Number d in y e Draught & y e land Contain* 1 in them three Divi- 
sions to be for Planting and mowing to him y e s d Jo* Meder his 
heirs & Assigns forever also y e s d Jo s Meder to have half of y* 
land w th out y e six Divisions in y e s d Draught to him his heirs & 
Assigns forever In Severalty but to lye In Common for feeding & 
Pastureing w th y e aboves d Nich s Meder his heirs & Assigns Each 
to feed & pasture his part w th Equal number of Cattle & also y e 
s d Jo s Meder his heirs & Assigns for spring and fall feeding & Pas- 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 609 

tureing shal at such times In y e spring of y e year Before Planting 
& In y e fall of y e year after Corn & Hay Harvest Suffer y e s d 
Nich" Meder his heirs & assigns to put in to pasture & feed In y e 
six Number* 1 lotts an Equal Number of Cattle & no more then y° 
s d Jo s his heirs & Assigns do & also y tr they their heirs & Assigns 
shal at al times have liberty for Carting & hailing from y° water 
side up to their Several Houses or fields throu y c lotts N° (3) (5) 
& (6) & y fc y e highway aboves' 1 y* lyes Between their lotts & so 
out to y e Country Road to lye for the use of them their heirs & 
Assigns forever & y e s d Joseph Meder nor his heirs shal from 
henceforth Claim or Demand any Right Title use or Possession 
In or to y e s d moiety hereby set of In any otherwise then herein is 
Mention 41 or In any part thereof but y t y e s (l Jo s Meder & his heirs 
& Assigns shal at al times hereafter from al Actions Rights Title 
& Demands thereof or thereunto be utterly Exclud d & forever 
Debark by these ^sents In Witness w r of Parties to these ^sents 
have hereunto set their hands & seals y e day & year above writ- 
ten — 

Sign d Seal & D d In ^sence of Joseph Meader 

Isaac Hanson Niclas Meader 

John Hanson 

James Jeffry 
[Deeds, rol. 22, p. 399.] 



TIMOTHY DAVIS 1736 PORTSMOUTH 

The Deposition of Christian Wiatt Aged about Eighty years 
& Eliz a Eburne Aged Sixty Seven years Both of Portsm° In N — 
Hamps r In N — Engl d upon their Solemn Oath Declareth y fc they 
wel know Hopkin Davis of Portsm afores d Tanner Dec d & also 
his son Timothy Davis late of Portsm afores d Joyner Dec d & 
yt y s d Ti m y Davis Marry d Joanna Moses of Portsm afores d & 
some years after their Marryage they had a Son & Nam d him 

39 



6lO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Tim y (w ch was their Eldest Son) now living In Portsm afores d a 
Joyner & at whose Request this Deposition is Made — 

EHz a Eburne 
her 
Christian X Wiatt 
mark 
Pro° of N — Hamps r Dec'" y 1 6 th 1736 — y° above Deposition was 
taken In Perpetual memory 



[Deeds, vol. 22, p. 236.] 



Coram : Josh : Peirce ) °J Jf <r° u " cil 
-L, _ . S Jus fc Pac & 
fho : Pence J Q uor : Unus 



BENJAMIN ROLLINS 1736 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen I Benjamin Rawlings of Exeter in 
the Province of New Hampshire in New England Husbandman 
being in health of body * * * 

Item I give to my well beloved wife Elizabeth Rawlins my 
house and barn and Orchard and all the Land adjoyning to it 
known by the name of my home place lying in Exeter at a place 
called asse brook upon the South Side of the way leading to 
Hampton and my orchard and all my Land that lyes upon the 
North Side of the Way leading to Hampton for her own use & 
Improvement as Long as She remains my Widow and No Longer 
I Likewise give her all my houshold goods and my Bills Bonds 
and Book Debts for her own use and to be at her own Dispose and 
all other moveables as long as She remains my Widow — 

Item I Give to my Son Josiah Rawlins my Dwelling house Barn 
Orchard and all the Land adjoyning to It Lying in Exeter Near 
Asse Brook upon the South Side of the way leading to Hampton 
and my Orchard and all my land upon the North Side of the way 
upon his mothers Marriage or affter his mothers Decease it being 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 6ll 

before given to her During her Widowhood I Likewise give him 
tiiose moveables that my wife is enjoy During her Widowhood 
when She has Done with them I Likewise Give him all my Real 
estate in the Town Ship of Exeter Not before Disposed of I Like- 
wise Give him the Whole of my Rite in Gil man Town Item I 
give to my Son John Rawlins five Pounds in Money to be paid by 
my Son Josiah one Year after he Comes in Possession of the Estate 
which I have before given him — 

Item I Give to my Sou Benjamin Rawlins five Shillings to be 
paid him by his Brother Josiah — 

Item I Give to my Daughter Abigail Houlsam five Pounds in 
Money to be paid her by her brother Josiah three Years after he 
comes in Possession of the Place 

Item. I give to my Daughter Alice Selly Twenty Shillings to 
be paid her by her brother Josiah — 

Item I Give to my Daughter Dorathy Steel five Pounds in 
Money to be paid her by her brother Josiah three Years after he 
comes in Possession of the Estate 

Item I Give to Daughter Mercy Rawlins five Pounds to be paid 
her by her Brother Josiah four Years after he comes in Possession 
of the Estate- 
Item I Give to my Daughter Anne Rawlins five pounds in 
Money to be paid her by her Brother Josiah five Years after he 
Comes in Possession of the Estate — 

Item My Will is that my wife Elizabeth Rawlings Shall pay 
my Just Debts and funeral Charges. — 

Finally My Will is and I Do hereby Appoint my Well Beloved 
Wife Elizabeth Rawlins Executrix and my Son Josiah Rawlins 
Executor with his Mother to this my Last Will & Testament hereby 
Revoking Disanulling and making Void all former Wills and Tes- 
taments by me heretofour made In Witness whereof I have to this 
my Last Will and Testament Set my hand and Seal this Seventh 
Day of December Anno Domini one Thousand Seven hundred and 
thirty Six : — 



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Signed Sealed & owned In Pres- Benjamin Rawlins 

ence of us 
John Moody 
John Robinson 
Edward Scribner 
[Proved April 30, 1740.] 

[Warrant, April 30, 1740, authorizing Peter Gil man and The- 
ophilus Smith, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 42.] 

[Inventory, July 16, 1740 ; amount, ,£439.8.5 ; signed by Peter 
Gilman and Theophilus Smith.] 



HUGH RAMSEY 1736 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God Amen The Twentieth Day of December 
one thousand seven hundred and thirty six I Hugh Ramsey of 
Londonderry within the Province of New Hampshire in New Eng- 
land trader being in health of body and in perfect mind and mem- 
ory thanks be given unto God but Calling in mind the mortality 
of my body and Knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to 
Die do make and ordain this my last will and Testament That is 
to say principally and first of all I Give and Recommend my soul 
unto the hands of God that Gave it and my body I Recommend to 
the Earth to be Buried in Decent Christian Burial nothing doubt- 
ing but at the generall Resurrection I Shall Receive the same 
again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly 
Goods wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I Give 
Demise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and 
form — Imprimis I order that all my Just Debts and funeral Charges 
be paid out of my Personal Estate as Soon as Conveniency will 
admit — Item I Give and Bequeath to Ann my Beloved Wife the 
third part of all the income of my real Estate togather with a Bed- 
stead bed and a full bedding of Cloaths of all Sorts and fifty pounds 
in passible bills of Credits and an Equal Share of my personal 
Estate with my Children after mentioned. Item I Give and Be- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 613 

queath to John Rainsey my well beloved Son one hundred Pounds 
in passible bills of Credit and my best horse and furniture together 
with an Equal Share or proportion of all the remaining part of my 
real and Personal Estate with my Children after mentioned — Item 
I Give and Bequeath to my Children Aftermentioned (Viz) Mary 
Ramsey James Ramsey Hugh Ramsey Matthew Ramsey and Mar- 
garet Ramsey all the residue and Remaining part of my real and 
Personal Estate in Equal proportions and Shares and if it Should 
Please God to Remove any of the aforesaid Children by Death be- 
fore they Come of Age then the Share or proportion of that Child 
or Children of both real and Personal Estate to be Divided in Equal 
shares amongst my Surviving Children, Doctors and Funeral 
Charges being first paid — Item my will is that if their be not per- 
sonal Estate Sufficient to Supply and maintaiu my youngest Chil- 
dren until they are Capable to do for themselves then and in that 
Case I Order my Exe rs at their Discretion to sell and dispose of so 
much as they Shall Judge ueedfull of their real Estate to maintain 
them untill they be Capable to do for themselves at least untill 
they Come to thirteen years of Age And I do hereby utterly Dis- 
allow revoke and disannul all and Every other former or other 
testaments wills Legacies and Bequests and Exec rs by me in any 
ways before named Willed and Bequeathed Ratifying and Con- 
firming this and no other to be my last will and Testament and do 
Constitute make and Ordain John Moore known by John Moore of 
the South and W m More of Boston Distiller Exec rs of this my last 
will and testament — In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my 
hand and Seal the day and year mentioned — 

Signed Sealed published pro- Hugh Ramsey 

nounced and Declared by the 
said Hugh Ramsey as my Last 
will and Testament In Presence 
of the Subscribers — 

James Read 

John Barnett 

John McMurphy 

[Trobate Records, vol. 15, p. 326. J 



614 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Proved and allowed April 25, 1744. One of the executors 
being dead, and the other declining to act, the widow also declining, 
administration with will annexed was granted to John Ramsey, 
son.] 

[Warrant, April 24, 1744, authorizing Samuel Rankin and 
James Rogers, both of Londonderry, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by James Rogers and Samuel Rankin ; 
amount, ^3782.12.5 ; attested Aug. 29, 1744.] 

[Matthew Ramsey and Margaret Ramsey, minors, aged more 
than fourteen years, make choice of their brother, James Ramsey, 
as their guardian Oct. 22, 1746.] 

[Guardianship of Matthew Ramsey and Margaret Ramsey gran- 
ted to James Ramsey of Londonderry, distiller, Oct. 29, 1746.] 

[Bond of James Ramsey, with Andrew Todd, gentleman, and 
Samuel Rankin, innholder, as sureties, all of Londonderry, in the 
sum of ^"500, Oct. 29, 1746 ; witnesses, William Parker and Mark 
Hunking, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 26, 1746, authorizing Samuel Rankin, Thomas 
Wilson, James Rogers, John Blair, and John Moore, all of Lon- 
donderry, to divide the estate.] 

[Receipt for dower by the widow, Mary Ramsey, Jan. 22, 
1746/7 ; witnesses, John Blair and Thomas Wilson.] 

Wheras the honrab le Andrew Wiggins Esq r Judge of Wills & for 
y e Province of Newhampshir By his Warant Dated y e 26 Day of 
Dec r 1746 Authorizd and appointed us Sam 11 Renkins Tho s Will- 
son James Rodgers John Blair John Moore all of Lo : Derry in y e 
province afores d or any three of us to Make a Just and Impartill 
Divission & partition of the Estate of Hugh Ramsey Late of Lou- 
dondery afores d y eman Deseased to and among the parteys who 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 615 

are Intressted in S d Estate according to the Last Will of S d Hugh 
Ramsey we therefore in obedience to S d precpt according to our 
Best Skill & Judgement have Maid a Just & Impartill Divission 
and partition of the Premisses to and among the parties as here in 
this Sheet of paper is Expressed of all y* was Shewn to us as fol- 
lows viz 

To John Ramsey one certain tract of Land With a Right of 
Meadow at two hundred & thirty pounds Lying in y e town of 
Londonderrey and is Butted & Bounded as followeth Begining at 
a Stake & Stone Which Stands on the one of y e McKeens Land 
thence Runing South south West to a pitch pine tree Marked & 
Bounding Partley on tlie McKeens Land & Partly on the Common 
Land thence Bounding on a Swampey Meadow to a Pich pine tre 
Marked Standing Near a Beaver Dam thence Runing West Nor 
West to a pich pine tree Markd & Bounding on y e Common Land 
thence Runing East Noar East two hundred & fourty Rods By 
Marked trees to a Black oake tree Marked & Bounding on y° 
Comon Land thence Runing East South East one hundred Rods 
By Marked trees to the Bounds first Mentioned & Bounding on 
y e Common Land No 1 " their is two acres and an half of Land in 
S d Bounds for a high Way for y e town When thy Shall Call for 
it Like Wise the Bounds of y e Lot of Meadow Lying in Canada 
Meadows & is Bounded By Stakes Betwixt the Meadow of John 
Blair & John Cromey & y e Land Contains one hundred & fourtey 
four Acers Be y e Same More or Less With Nots & Bonds in all 
Seven hundred & thirtey Six pounds to his Share Old ten r 

To John Karr one Certain tract of Land Lying in y e town of 
Lo' Derry at one hundred pounds With a proprietory Right in S d 
town at fifty pounds Said tract of Land is Bounded as follouth Be- 
gining at a Black ash Marked J C Standing in a swamp thence 
Runing N E Eighty Rhods to pine tree Standing on Chesster 
Line Bounding on James Lessleys Land thence Runing W N W 
one hundred & twenty Six Rods to a Stake & Stone on Chesster 
Line thence Runing S W Eightey Rhods By Marked trees to a 
stake & Stone & Bounding on william adamses Land than E S E 



6l6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

to y e Bounds first mentioned Containing Sixty acres Be y e Same 
more or Less with two acres Reservd for a high way to y e town 
in S d tract together with a pice of Land Lying on Chesster Line 
& is Bounded as followeth Begining at a Red oak tree Bounding 
on y e Widow Murdock Land from thence Runing S W twenty 
Six Rhods on S d Land thence Runing South Easterly one hund- 
red & twenty three Rhods to Land origenally Laied out to Govr- 
nor Shut thence Runing on S d Land fourty One Rods to a pack 
on Chesster Line Runing on S d Line one hundred & twenty three 
Rods on Chester Line to y e Bounds first mentioned first y e whole 
Containing twenty three acres & 3/4 at Seventy pouuds With 
Nots and Bonds in all to his share five hundred & seventy six 
pounds old tenr 

To James Ramsey the One half of a tract of Land Which is to 
Be Equally Devided Betwixt his Sister Marget Ramsey & him Ly- 
ing in y e town of Londonderrey & is Bounded as followeth Begin- 
ing at a stake & stones at y e high way & from s d stake Runing 
South Wessterly to a stake & Stones S d Line Joyns to John Goffs 
Land & Runs to Land of Rob 1 Boyses from thence Runing North 
to a stake & Stones and Joyns to S d Boyses Land and from thence 
Runing Northeasterly to a stake & Stones Joyning to y e Land of 
John Cromey & from thence Runing upon the high Way to y e 
Bounds Marked first Mentioned y e whole of S d tract Contains 
Eighteen acres Be y e Same more or Less & y e one half is Val- 
lewed to one hundred & fiftey pounds with Nots and Bonds in all 
five hundred & Seventy Six pounds old ten r 

To Hugh Ramsey one Certain tract of Land Lying in y e town 
of Chesster & is Bounded as followeth Lying on the Wessterly 
End of Massebeck Pond Bounding Southerly on Land Laid out to 
the Right of Coll° Shadreck Wallton Runing from S d pond North 
West one hundred Rhods to a pich pine Marked T C then Run- 
ing North half a poynt East one hundred & fourtey Rhods to a 
pich pine Marked T C thence Runing South East to y e afors d 
pond then to y e first Bounds only Excepting & Reserving a high 
way of four Rhods Wide By S d pond on y e upland & Bounding on 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 617 

y e high way Vallewed to one hundred pounds with A proprietorev 
Right in y e town of Londonderry at fifty pounds with Nots & 
Bonds in all to his share five hundred & Seventy Six pounds Old 
ten r 

To Matthew Ramsey one tract of Laud Lying in y e town of 
Londonderry at four hundred & Sixtey pounds and is Bounded as 
followeth Begining at a Reed Oak tree Marked Standing Near 
Beaver pond from thence Runing Nor West By Marked trees two 
hundred & twenty Rhods to a stake & Stone from thence Runing 
South West By Marked trees thirtey two Rhods to a stake & Stones 
Standing at David Dickeys Line thence Runing By Markd trees 
a South East Line By S d Dickeys Land two hundred & twenty 
Rods to Baver pond & from thence to y e Bounds first mentioned 
With all y e Improvements & Buildings on s (l tract with Nots & 
Bonds in all to his Share five hundred & Seventy Six pounds old 
ten r 

To Margret Ramsey one tract of Laud Lying in Lo : Derrey and 
Boundeth as followeth Begining at a Red oak Scrub tree and 
Runing Noar East Eightey two Rhods thence Runing Noar Wes- 
sterly one hundred & twenty three Rhods Bound on Cars Land 
to Land Belonging to Widow Murdock Runing South West on s d 
Land fiftey Seven Rods to a stake & stones Standing By a small 
Red oak tree thence Runing South East By Markd trees to y e 
Bounds first Mentioned also y e one half of a tract of Land to Be 
Equally Devided Betwixt hur Brother James Ramsey & hur Lying 
in y e town of Lo : Derry & is Bounded as followeth Begining at 
a stake and Stone at y e high way & from s d stakes Runing South 
Westerly to a stake & stones S d Line Joyns to John Goffs Land 
& Runs to Land of Rob 4 Boyses from thence Runing North wes- 
terly to a stake & Stones & Joyning to S (1 Boyses Laud & from 
thence Runing Noarthesterly to a stake & Stones Joyniug to y e 
Land of John Cromy and from thence Runing upon y e high way 
to y e Bounds first mentioned y e whole of S d tract Contains Eigh- 
teen acers Be y e Same More or Less and y° one half is vallewed to 
one hundred & fifty pounds and y e above tract is Vallewed to one 



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hundred & fourty pounds with Nots & Bonds in all to hur Share 
five hundred & Seventy Six pounds old ten r 

In Witness whereof we have hereunto Set our hands the 27 th 
Day of May 1747 

Samuell Renkin 
thoinas Willson 
John in 00 re 
We whose names are hereunto Subscribed being the parties In- 
terested in the s d premises & Guardians of those Minors who are 
Interested do hereby acknowledge our Intire Satisfaction & Ac- 
quiescence with & in the foregoing Division Witness our hands 
the day & year af ores' 1 

Jo n Ramsey 
John Karr 
James Ramsey 
Hugh Ramsey 



THOMAS LEAVITT 1736 HAMPTON 

[Guardianship of John Leavitt, minor, aged more than fourteen 
years, granted to his father, Thomas Leavitt of Hampton, yeoman, 
Dec. 29, i73 6 -] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 227.] 



TIMOTHY ROBINSON 1736/7 DOVER 

In The name of god Amen this Second Day of February anno 
Domini one thousand Seven hundred and Thirty Six or Seven I 
Timothy Robison of Dover in the Province of New Hampsh r in 
New England Cordwainer Being advanced in years * * * 

Imprims after my Just Debts & Funeral charges Shall be Paid 
I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife mary Robison the Sole 
use and Improvement of my Dwelling house and Barn and of all 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 619 

my homested land and of all my moveables Estate both with in 
Doors and without Duering her natural life Itm : I give and be- 
queath unto my Son Timothy Robison whom I likewise Consti- 
tute and make my Sole Executor of this my last will & Testament 
after the Decease of my Said wife mary Robinson all my Home- 
sted Lands messuages and Tenements — with all the Edifices and 
Buildings Standing or being upon the Same Except my Dwelling 
House which I have given to my Daughters hereafter named in 
this my last will and Testament Itm I give and bequeath unto 
my Daughters Abigail Varney mary Estes Sarah Varney Hannah 
Hussey and Elizabeth Tebbets fifty Pounds that, is to Say ten 
pounds to each of them in money or good Province Bills of Creed it 
to be paid to them my Said Daughters or their Heirs by my Said 
Executor herein Mentioned within the Term of two Years after 
my Decease I also give unto my Said Daughters at the Decease of 
my Said wife my Dwelling house with all my Houshold goods and 
all my movable Estate both within doors and without to be Equally 
Divided among them and I do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke all 
other former Wills and Executors by me in any wise before made 
or named Ratifying this and no other to be my last Will & Testa- 
ment In Wittness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal 
the day and Year above Written — 

Signed Sealed Pronounced & Timothy Robinson 

Declared by the S d Timothy 
Robinson as his last will and 
Testament in the Presence of us 

Jon a Cushiug 

Ebenez r Nock 

Eliz a Waterhouse 

[Proved May 9, 1737.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 231.] 

[Warrant, May 9, 1737, authorizing Edward Whitehouse and 
John Canney, both of Dover, yeomen, to appraise the estate of 
Timothy Robinson of Dover, cordwainer, whose son, Timothy 
Robinson, was named as executor in the will.] 



620 NEW IIAMPSIIIRK WILLS 

[Return, signed by John Canney and Edward Whitehouse, 
stating that the executor refused to have the estate appraised.] 

[Warrant, June 28, 1737, authorizing John Wingate and John 
Wood, both of Dover, gentlemen, to appraise the estate, the execu- 
tor refusing to give bond to pay the debts.] 

[Inventory, July 20, 1737 ; amount, ^659.2.6 ; signed by John 
Wingate and John Wood.] 



JOSHUA WEEKS JR. 1736/7 GREENLAND 

[List of personal property of Joshua Weeks, son of Capt. Joshua 
Weeks of Greenland, Feb. 10, 1736/7 ; signed by the widow, 
Sarah Weeks.] 

[Administration on the estate of Joshua Weeks, Jr., of Green- 
land, husbandman, granted to his widow, Sarah Weeks of Rye, 
Feb. 22, I737/ 8 -] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 318.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 22, 1737/8, authorizing John Fabyan of New- 
ington and John Neal of Greenland to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Fabyan and John Neal ; amount, 
^411.11.0; attested March 29, 1738.] 

[Citation, July 18, 1738, to Joshua Weeks of Greenland, gentle- 
man, to appear and answer charges of concealing some of the 
estate of his son.] 

[Citation, Aug. 12, 1738, to John Weeks and Thankful Weeks, 
both of Greenland, children of Joshua Weeks, gentleman, to 
appear and answer charges of concealing some of the estate.] 

Cap* Weeks his answers to Interrogatorys on Oath Relating to 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 62 1 

the things Supposd to be his Sons which the admin x on his Sons 
Estate Suspectd he Concealed & Imbezzled — 

as to the Six Suits he Says he cant particularly Say whether 
there was So many or no tho' whatever there was they were not 
his Sons but his own for that he bo't the Cloth paid for the making 
of them & never gave them to his Son but he is Ready & will 
upon the next Court Day give a Particular account of them and 
as to the two Great Coats, he knew of a Blew one of about a Year 
old & a Red one almost wore out which he has in his possession— 
that he does not Remember any thing of the bible but will make 
Inquiry & Render an acco 4 the next Court Day as to the 8 p r of 
Stockings he can Say nothing — as to the 2 p r of Shoes he coud 
give no particul 1 " acco 1 but thinks they are in his house — to the 
2 p r of Boots Says he knows but of one p r of Boots pretty much 
wore which are at his house — the Silver Shoe Buckles he Says he 
has the Custody of but they were only lent to his Son — a p r of 
Brass Spurs he has in his keeping & that they were his Sons — 
the 3 p r of Gloves he knows nothing of nor that his Son had any — 
the 3 hats, Says he knows but of one which he has in his keeping 
and is about half worne, which he Says he bo' t & never gave it to 
his Son — as to the Bedsted & bedcord he Says they were lent to 
his Son & upon his Death he took them again & says the Same 
of the feather bed & Bolster but cant be Certain as to Blankets & 
Coverlid but what there was was only lent as to the 40 bush ls of 
Indian Corn he says there was not more than ten bush ls which he 
Says was his own & he took it — as to the 4 bush ls of wheat he 
Says he knows nothing of it — and Says the Same of the 4 bush Is 
of Barly & also of the Malt as to the bush 1 of Beans he heard 
there were some left in the house where his Son died but whatever 
there was he let Jn° Dockum have them tho' believes there was 
not a peck of them as to the fish he knows nothing of as to the 
8 Bar ls of Syder he knows but of 3 & them were his own & he 
sold them for 18/^ Bar 1 the Gun he Says he took it as his own 
having lent it to his son as to the Oxen Cows horse & Sheep he 
Says he took 'em for that they were his own that they were 



622 NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 

carried there to winter upon the Depon ts hay there & his Son to 
have the use of them for looking after them that he the Depon 1 p d 
the Rates for them all the Saddle was in partnership, & that he 
has, the bridle he knows nothing of the Hay whatever there was 
of it he Says was his own & he has Disposd of the breaking up 
plough & Irons he Says he knows not of any his Son had but 
what he lent him & that twas in his own possess" when his son 
Died the Chains Yoke Staple & Ring he Says he knows not of 
any his son had but what he lent him Cops & pin he knows 
nothing of — there is an old Sled he Says he took it the hoes & 
axes he knows nothing of the Scyth Remains where it was when 
his son Died — the piece of homespun Cloth he knows nothing of 
it but Says he will Inquire & Inform what he can find out about 
it the sole leather he knows nothing of — as to the wood he says he 
knows of none that his Son had Separately but there was about 4 
Cord left in partnership between his Son y e Intestate & a Younger 
Son who cut it with his brother y e Intestate & found a hand Extra 
which y e Depon 1 has Disposd of — the Meal Chest he Says he 
knows nothing to the Contrary but what it is left where it was 
when his son Died — he knows of no Meal Bag that his son had but 
what he borrowed of him — he knows of no casque that his son had 
but w 1 he lent him two of them he has taken — the Chese press he 
says he knows nothing of the Shoemakers tools he Says were his 
own & not in his sons possession when he Died — as to y e ^5 bill 
he says 'twas what his Son y e Intestate Received of one Fran : 
Matthews to Deliver to the Depo 1 

Cap 4 Jennis desires a Citation for Jn° Weeks Son of Cap 1 Weeks 
to appear & bring y e Invoice he took of the things his Brother left 

Aug 1 30 th Cap 1 Weeks this Day gave in the following Acco 1 
Relating to the things above mentioned five Strait bodied Coats 
five Jackets 4 p r of Breeches 5 p r of Stockings 2 hats & part of a 
loose Coat the other part being taken by the Adm* and a p r of 
Silver Shoe buckles which he finds 011 further consideration he 
was Mistaken about when Interroga' before for that they were his 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 623 

sons & are now in his the Deponon ts Custody as also a bible which 
was his said sons 

[Additional inventory, signed by John Fabyan and John Neal ; 
amount, ,£57.2.0; attested Nov. 29, 1738.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of personal estate, £312.12.6; expenditures, £88.6.6; 
allowed Oct. 26, 1743 ; mentions "Maintaining the Intestates Son 
(born after his father's Decease) 3 Years & 39 weeks at 5/ ^ 
week Ending March 26 th 1740."] 

[Guardianship of Joshua Weeks, minor, aged less than fourteen 
years, son of Joshua Weeks, Jr., granted to Richard Jenness of 
Rye, gentleman, Sept. 29, 1742.] 



EBENEZER BURBANK 1736/7 CONCORD 

[Administration on the estate of Ebenezer Burbank of Concord 
granted to his father, Samuel Burbank, Feb. 28, 1736/7.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 318, p. 148.] 

[Bond of Samuel Burbank, with Eleazer (in body of bond, but 
signed Ebenezer, with mark) Burbank of Newbury, Mass., and 
Daniel Til ton of Ipswich, Mass., as sureties, in the sum of £500, 
Feb. 28, 1736/7 ; witnesses, Daniel Appleton and Mary Smith.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Inventory, taken by Ensign Jeremiah Stickney, Edward 
Abbott and Joseph Eastman April n, 1737 ; amount, ,£18.5.0.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Probate Records, vol. 322, p. 195. J 

[Administrator's statement, June 22, 1737, representing that the 
estate is insolvent.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Probate Records, vol. 322, p. 195.] 

[Account of the estate, June 22, 1737 ; personal estate, ^18.5.0 ; 
liabilities, £29.5.0.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Probate Records, vol. 322, p. 195.] 



624 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOTHAM ODIORNE 1736/7 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Jotham Odiorne of Portsmouth in 
the Province of New Hampshire in New England Esq r being Aged 
and Infirm * * * 

Impr s Unto my Children Viz Jotham Odiorne William Odiorne 
John Odiorne Ann Rindge Sarah Morrell And Mary Jackson I give 
and bequeath to Each of them one Shilling which is to be in full 
of their Interest part & portion of my Estate Respectively — 

Item I Order that all my just Debts which are not paid and 
which Shall not be paid by the provision which I have heretofore 
made for that purpose be paid out of my Estate by my Execut x 
aforesaid and do further order that She take care to pay my funeral 
Charges out of the Same and also the Legacies above mentioned 
unto my Said Children — 

Item All the Residue and Remainder of my Estate Real Personal 
or Mixt or of what Nature or kind Soever And wheresoever the 
Same is & Shall be found I give Bequeath and Devise the Same 
unto my beloved Wife Sarah Odiorne to have And to hold to her 
her heirs & Assigns forever — 

And I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Said Wife to be the 
Sole Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament finally I do 
hereby Revoke Dissanul & make Void all and every other will & 
Testam* by me in any manner formerly made Rattyfying this & no 
other to be my last Will and Testament — In Witness whereof I 
have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the 28th Day of Feb 1 ? Anno 
Domini 1736, 7 and in the Tenth Year of His Majesty's Reign 

Signed Sealed publish'd and Jotham ordiorne 

Declared by the Said Jotham 
Odiorne to be his Last Will & 
Testam* in presence of 

Geo. Warren 
Jeremiah Libbey Jun r 

William Parker 

[Proved Aug. 31, 1748.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 625 

WARD CLARK 1736/7 KINGSTON 

The Last Will and Testament of Me Ward Clark Pastor of a 
Church of Christ in Kingston in the Province of New Hampsh r in 
New England 

I the s d Ward Clark being in a low state of health but of sound 
disposing Mind and Memory do Make and ordain this My Last 
Will and Testament ; Committing My Soul into the hands of God 
who gave it, which I Trust is Devoted to him otherwise than by 
Legacy ; My Body I commend to a Decent Christian Burial at 
the Discretion of My Exec rs and as touching the Worldly Estate 
which it has pleased God graciously to bestow upon Me in this 
Life I give demise 81 dispose of the Same in Manner following — 

Imprimis, From the Concern I have for the peace and Wellfare 
of My Beloved People at Kingston afores d I give & bequeath to 
them, for a Perpetual Parsonage to be improved for the Use of the 
Ministry there, My Dwelling house & homeplace where My House 
Stands, Only on these Conditions (viz 1 ) That they Defray all My 
Funeral Charges and also Pay the Following Legacies that is to 
Say, The Sum of Twenty Pounds to be disposd of to the poor of 
Kingston afores d within One Year after My Decease at the Dis- 
cretion of the Selectmen for the Time being, And Twenty Pounds 
More for the Use of the Church at Kingston to be disposed of at 
the Discretion of My Succeesor in the Ministry and the Deacons 
of the Church there ; And Also the Sum of Twenty Pounds More 
to be disposd of to the Poor of Exeter My Native Place at the Dis- 
cretion of the Deacons of the Church & Selectmen of s d Town for 
the Time being And Also Ten Pounds more to the gatherd Church 
at Chester which have met with so much Difficulty and are yet so 
Small and Weak, to be disposd of at the Discretion of the Rev d 
The Pastor & Deacons of the Church there — And Also the Sum 
of Twenty Pounds to be paid into the hands of the Rev d D r Cole- 
man of Boston whereof Ten Pounds For the Rev d M r John Sar- 
gent the Other Ten for M r Timothy Woodbridge, the Worthy Min- 
ister & Schoolmaster to the Indians at Houssatunnoc All Which 



626 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

to be paid in Money within a Year after My Decease, and then 
the Premises to be deliverd Unto them 

Item, I Will that My Exec rs hereafter mentioned Shall recieve 
what Money I leave, and what is due to Me, and after Payment of 
My Just Debts to Use and Improve the Remainder at Their own 
Discretion 

Item, I Give and bequeath to My Dear Nephews William Clark 
The only Surviving Issue of My Dear Brother Benjamin Clark 
and John Dean the Eldest Son of My Dear Sister Deborah Dean 
of Exeter to be equally divided and enjoyd by them, all My Other 
Lands and rights of Lands whatsoever and wheresoever beside the 
s d Homestead before disposd of, to them their Heirs and Assigns 
for Ever. 

Item, I give and bequeath to My Brother & Sister Dean My 
Two Negro Servants to Serve them in their own Service for and 
during the Term of Seven Years after My Decease and No longer, 
Likewise prohibiting the Sale of them to any Other, and requir- 
ing that at the End of s d Term of Seven Years they be both 
well Cloathd & Set free from Bondage 

Item I Give and bequeath to My Before mentioned Nephew 
William Clark, My Watch, and My Library of Books Only My 
Sister Dean shall first have Liberty to Choose for her Self a Dozen 
of Octavo Volumns of Sermons — And the Pamphlets which are 
Sermons shall be deliverd to the Deacons of the Church in Kings- 
ton to be by them dispersd in the Church as they Shall think 
Proper — 

Item, I Give & Bequeath to My Cousin Jane Dean the Bed and 
Furniture thereof, with all the furniture in My Best chamber, as 
also the Case with Draws which is in the Lower room — 

Item I give and Bequeath to Sister Sarah and Abigail Pierce 
and to Lydia the Only Surviving Issue of Sister Elizabeth Pierce 
Deceasd the Remainder of My Dear Wives wearing Apparrel which 
the s d Two Sisters have Not already receivd and likewise the 
Linnen, Pewter which is Markd with the Maiden Name of My 
Dear Wife or the Name of their Parents 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 627 

Item, I give and bequeath unto Mary Frost Daughter of Brother 
Frost who was born & Nauid Soon after the Decease of My Dear 
Wife a Silver Porringer Markd M. F. and to Each of their Other 
Children a Silver Spoon 

Item, I give & bequeath unto Mary Stanyan My housekeeper the 
Feather bed on which She usually lodges — 

Item, I give unto D r Dean & William Clark afores d All My 
wearing Apparrel to be equally divided between them 

Item. It is My Will & Desire that what Provisions remain in 
the House be dispersd by My Exec 1 ^ among the Needy in Kings- 
ton as they Shal think Proper on Information 

Item. All the Rest and residue of My household Goods I Give 
And bequeath to My Dear Sister Dean to Improve for her Own 
Comfort and to bestow after, on her Children at her descretion. 

Lastly. I do hereby constitute and appoint my Beloved Friends 
Cap 4 Thomas Dean of Exeter and Sister Jane Clark of New Castle 
to be Exec rs of this My Last Will and Testament — And I do here- 
by revoke and dissallow all former and other Will or Wills by 
me Made or said to be made by Word or Writing Confirming this 
and No Other to be my Last Will and Testament Seald With My 
Seal dated this Eleventh day of March in the Tenth year of his 
Majesties Reign Annoq. Domini One Thousand Seven hundred & 
Thirty Six Seven 1736/7 

Signd Seald Publishd pro- Ward Clark 

nouncd and declard to be the 
Last Will and Testament of the 
Aboves d Rev d M r Ward Clark in 
Presence of Us — 

Nich° Gilman Jun r 

Elisha Odlin 

Peter Coffin 

[Proved June 7, 1737.] 



628 NEW HAMPSHIRE WIU.S 

THEOPHILUS SMITH 1736/7 EXETER 

In the name of God Amen this fourteenth day of March Anno 
Domini 1J36/J I Theophilus Smith of Exeter in the Province of 
Newhamp r yeoman being Sick and weak of body * * 

Imp rs I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Tilton five 
hundred pounds in money or bills of Credit to be paid her within 
one year after my decease by my Execut r hereafter named or that 
he assign over to her bonds to that value 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Dorothy Sauburn 
the Sum of five hundred pounds to be paid her in like manner as 
her Sister Tilton 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Gilman 
the Sum of five hundred pounds to be paid her in like manner as 
her Sisters Tilton and Sanburn afores d 

Item In as much as I gave unto my daughter Lidia Wadleigh 
deceas'd considerable part of her Portion in her life time I give 
and bequeath unto my Grandson Theophilus Wadleigh fifty pounds 
when he comes to the age of twenty one years to be paid by my 
Executor in good Merchantable pay 

Item I give unto my grand daughter Lidia Wadleigh twenty 
pounds to be paid her in good Merchantable pay as soon as She 
arrives to the age of twenty one years or is marryed which Shall 
first happen 

Item I give unto my Son in law Joseph Wadleigh five Shillings 

Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Theophilus Smith 
all my lands tenements meadows marshes houses Edifices buildings 
Com'on & Com'on rights within the Townships of Exeter Stret- 
ham or Hampton in the Province of Newhamp 1 " afores d or elsewhere 
to be to him his heirs and Assigns forever imediately after my 
decease 

Item I give devise and bequeath unto my S d Son Theophilus 
Smith his heirs and Assigns my two Negroes and all my moveable 
effects bills bonds book debts Cattel horses Sheep & Swine with 
all my real or personal Estate of what nature or kind Soever it be 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 629 

And I do hereby Appoint my Said Son Theophilus Smith Executr 
to this my last will and Testament and do hereby revoke all former 
or other Wills by me made In witnes where of I have hereunto 
Set my hand & Seal the day & year first within written the words 
household goods raz'd out before Signining w ch my will is Shalbe 
Equally divided between my three daughters 

Sign'd Seal'd publish'd and Theophilus Smith 

declar'd by Theophilus Smith 
within named to be his last will 
and Testament In p r sence of us 

Nich Perryman 

John Leavitt 

Daniel Robinson 

[Proved March 23, 1736/7.] 



NICHOLAS HARFORD 1736/7 DOVER 

[Citation, March 24, 1736/7, to Elizabeth Harford, widow, and 
Joseph Harford, yeoman, son, both of Dover, to appear and take 
administration on the estate of Nicholas Harford of Dover, yeo- 
man.] 

[Administration on the estate of Nicholas Harford of Dover, 
yeoman, granted to Matthew Livermore of Portsmouth May 31, 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 207.] 

[Warrant, May 31, 1737, authorizing Thomas Millett and John 
Wingate, both of Dover, gentlemen, to appraise the estate, admin- 
istration of which is granted to Matthew Livermore of Portsmouth, 
the widow and oldest son declining to act.] 

[Inventory, July 21, 1737; amount, ^370.0.0; signed by 
Thomas Millett and John Wingate.] 



630 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Petition of Matthew Livermore, Sept. 13, 1737, representing 
that the estate is insolvent, and asking for the appointment of 
commissioners to receive claims.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 29, 1737, authorizing Samuel Hart, Eleazer 
Russell, and John Cutt, gentlemen, all of Portsmouth, to receive 
claims against the estate.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, ^1149.12.3 ; signed 
by Samuel Hart, Eleazer Russell, and John Cutt.] 

[Warrant, April 24, 1738, authorizing Thomas Millett and John 
Wingate to appraise additional estate ; they reported May 26, 1738, 
that the administrator had not shown them any property.] 

[Petition of the administrator, May 31, 1738, for license to sell 
real estate.] 

[License to the administrator, Nov. 25, 1741, to sell real estate.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of estate, ^349.0.8 ; expenditures, ^68.10.8 ; balance for 
creditors, ^280.10.0; allowed Aug. 28, 1745.] 

[Various accounts, bonds, etc., containing signatures of James 
Hawden, Richard Martyn, Nathaniel Martyn, Habijah Savage, 
Nicholas Harford, Theodore Coker, Margery Jackson, William 
Pepperell, Charles Gorwood, Joseph Sherburne, Theodore Atkin- 
son, Thomas Peirce, Nicholas Shapleigh, Rindge Wentworth, 
Jotham Odiorne, Josias Byles, George Jaffrey, William Tyler, 
Richard Wibird, Benjamin Fitch, Henry Sherburne, Jr., and Ben- 
jamin Rolfe.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 63 1 

JOSHUA HAINES 1737 GREENLAND 

[Administration on the estate of Joshua Haines of Greenland, 
husbandman, granted to his widow, Sarah Haines, April 1, 1737.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 272.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Joshua Haines of Greenland ; amount, 
^359.0.0 ; signed by Philip Babb and John Neal ; attested May 
24, I737-] 

[License to the administratrix, March 28, 1739, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 449.] 

[Account of Sarah Haines of Greenland, widow, administratrix, 
of the settlement of the estate; amount of personal estate, ^145. 
0.0 ; expenditures, ^125.1.0 ; allowed May 30, 1739.] 

To the Hon ble Richard Waldron Esq r Judge of Probate &c 
S r 

Whereas Johsua Hayns Late of Greenland deceas d Died Intes- 
tate and left besides the widow two Sons & four Daughters whereof 
Elizabeth my Wife is one ; I would therefore pray that Destribu- 
tion of S d Intestates Estate may be Ordered, that the part which 
belongs to my Wife may be Set out unto her — 

Your Honour's Most Obedient Servant 

John green 

Hampton Falls, May 19 : 1741 

[Warrant, March 30, 1750, authorizing Thomas Packer of 
Portsmouth, Clement March, Enoch Clark, William Norton, and 
Nathan Marston, yeomen, all of Greenland, to report on the pos- 
sibility of dividing the estate without injury to the whole.] 

[Report, June 25, 1750, against dividing the estate; signed by 
Thomas Packer, Clement March, Enoch Clark, and Nathan 
Marston.] 



632 [NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

WILLIAM FELLOWS 1737 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Fellows of Portsmouth, 
innholder, granted to his sons, Nathaniel Fellows, cooper, and 
John Fellows, under-sheriff, both of Portsmouth, April 21, 1737.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 209.] 

[License to the administrator, Dec. 28, 1748, to sell land in 
Bow.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 17, p. 341.] 



JOHN BUNKER 1737 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of John Bunker of Dover, yeo- 
man, granted to his son, Zachariah Bunker of Dover, yeoman, 
April 27, 1737.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 210.] 



JOHN HANSON 1737 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of John Hanson of Dover, yeo- 
man, granted to his son, John Hanson of Dover, yeoman, April 

27, ^737'] 

[Warrant, April 27, 1737, authorizing Thomas Millett, gentle- 
man, and John Twombley, yeoman, both of Dover, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 4, 1737; amount, ^1307.0.0; signed by 
Thomas Millett and John Twombley.] 

The Settlement of the Estate of John Hanson late of Dover in 
the Province of New-Hampshire in New-England Deceas'd, Made 
Concluded & Agreed upon, this Tenth Day of May Anno Domini 
one thousand Seven hundred and Thirty Seven, & in the Tenth 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 633 

Year of his Majest s Reign ; By & between John Isaac & Daniel 
Hanson Israel Hodgdon & Hannah his Wife, Ebenezer Varney 
and Elisab* his Wife, being the Children of the afores d Jn° Hanson 
Deceas'd, and Joseph Meader of the Island of Nantucket Yeomen, 
Gardian to Mercy and Abigail Hanson the Children of the 
afores'd Jn° Hanson Deceas'd, being in their Minority ; is as 
follows, viz : 

Imprimis That Elizabeth Hanson Relict Widow of the afores d 
Jn° Hanson Deceas'd, Shall have y e whole of her Right of Dowry 
in and unto the afores d Estate in the Homestead Land During her 
Natural Life, and at her Decease the one half Part of her s d Dowry 
in Land, Shall be to & for the Sole use & behoof of the afores d 
Jn° Hanson his Heirs and Assigns forever; and the other half 
Part of her s d Dowry Shall be to & for the sole use & behoof of 
y e afores d Israel & Hannah Hodgdon Ebenezer & Elizab 1 Varney 
Mercy & Abigail Hauson their Heirs & Assigns for ever. 

2 ly That, after the afores d Widows Dowry & y e Parts or Propor- 
tion Justly belonging to the afores d two minors, viz : Mercy and 
Abigail Hanson, Shall be Deducted out of the afores d Estate then 
the Remainder of the s d Homestead Land Shall be to and for the 
Sole use & behoof of y e s d John Hanson his Heirs & Assigns for 
ever. 

3 ly That all the Land Lying by Salmon-fall River in Dover 
afores d and also all y e Laud in Rochester in the Province afores d 
which doth any ways Appertain unto y e afores d Estate of s d Jn° 
Hanson Deceas'd Shall Be to the Sole use & behoof of the afore' 1 
Isaac and Daniel Hanson their Heirs & Asigns for ever And the 
s d Isaac and Daniel Hanson Shall also have the liberty of Cutting 
& Carrying off four Loads of Hay from their Brother John Han- 
sons Part of the afores d Homestead Land Yearly or every Year 
Sucsesively for the Term of four Years next Ensuing the Date 
herof and no longer. 

4> That the afors d Jn° Hanson Shall Pay or Cause to be Paid 
unto the afores d Israel & Hannah Hodgdon their Heirs Exec* or 
Admini rs the Sum of one hundred & Thirteen Pounds Six Shil- 



634 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

lings and Eight Pence in good Province Bills of Credit at or before 
the Tenth day of November next Ensuing the Date hereof. 

5*y That the afores d Jn° Hanson Pay or Cause to be Paid unto 
the afores d Ebenezer Varney and Elisabeth his s d Wife their Heirs 
Exect rs or Administ rs the Sum of one hundred & Thirteen Pounds 
Six Shillings & Eight Pence in good Province Bills of Credit 
within the Term of five Years from the Date hereof 

6 { y That the afores d Mercy & Abigail Hanson Shall have their 
Just Part or Proportion of their s d fathers Estate in the afores d 
Homestead Land And that the s d Jn° Hanson their Brother Shall 
have the Sole use & Improvement of their s d Part until they 
Shall Arrive at y e Age of Twenty one years, he Paying or Caus- 
ing to be Paid unto the afores d Joseph Mead their s d Gardian, or 
his order, for the use of the s d Mercy and Abigail Hanson the 
Sum of Nine Pounds Yearly or every Year 'till they Shall Respec- 
tively arrive at the afores d Age of Twenty One Years, and Shall 
be Legally qualified to Improve or Dispose of their Interest in the 
s d Estate themselves. 

And it is further Agreed & Concluded by & between the Parties 
to these Presents, that if any of the s d Parties shall be Legally 
Deprived or Dispossessed of any part of the Estate herein Assign'd 
them for want of a Legal Title to the Same, as not being properly 
part of, or Legally Appertaining unto the Estate of y e afores d Jn<> 
Hanson Deceas'd then Each of the aboves d Parties Shall bear an 
Equal Part of the Loss or Damage Sustained by Such a Dispos- 
session. In Testimony of the free & full Consent & Agreement, 
of y e abovesaid Parties, unto, and of their true Performance of all 
& every of the Articles & Covenants herin Contain'd, they have 
hereunto Set their Hands and Seals the Day & Year first above 
written. 

Signed Sealed & Delivered In John Hanson 

the Presence of us. — Isaac hanson 

his 
Daniel X Hanson 
mark 



[Allowed May 16, 1737.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 635 

Israel Hodgdon 
hannali hodgdon 
Ebenezer varne 
Elizabeth varney 
Joseph meader 
as garden 



SAMUEL WINKLEY 1737 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Winkley of Portsmouth, 
mariner, granted to his widow, Olive Winkley of Portsmouth, 
May 9, 1737.] 

M r Parker 

My daughter Winkley is afraid that her husbands estate will 
prove insolvent and therefore does now represent it as Such to the 
Judge of Probate, and prays that an entry may be made accord- 
ingly, and that the Steps which the Law directs to in such a case 
may be taken 

10 th May. 1737. Yo rs 

Thomas Phipps 

[Warrant, March 30, 1738, authorizing Eleazer Russell and 
John Cutt, both of Portsmouth, to receive claims against the 
estate. They reported, without date, that no claims had been pre- 
sented.] 



DANIEL LEAVITT 1737 STRATHAM 

In the Name of God amen the fourteenth day of May in the 
year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred & thirty seven 
I Daniel Leavit of Stratham in the Province of New Hampshir in 
New England yeoman : Being very sick and weak in body * 



636 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

My Will is that my Debts Funeral & Just Expences of all 
sorts be first paid out of My Movable Esteat, only 1 Will to my 
Daughter aniie Thorndike twenty pounds out of my Movable 
esteat ; as I shall herafter mention 

Imprimis) I Give and Bequeath to Abigail my dearly Beloved 
wife the south west end of my house & the privilidge of the Cel- 
lar under it, and six acres of land adjoyning to s d house where 
she sees cause to take it including my young orchard in s d six 
acres, Dureing her Widdohood, beside her lawfull thirds : 

Item I give unto my beloved son John Leavit five shillings to 
be paid by my son James Leavit, beside the twenty acres of land 
I have already given him by Deed of gift. 

Item I give unto my beloved son Samuel Leavit and to the law- 
full heirs of his body, a certain parcell of my lands lying in said 
Stratham aforesd containing about thirty acres be it more or less, 
and is bounded as followeth : viz 1 begining at the southeast end 
of my land Joyning to Sam 11 Goodhues land, and from thence to 
run Near Norwest or as my land runs the whole breadth of my 
laud : till it comes to a Prity large white oak tree that standing in 
my field Just against a white oak tree that stands in the fence be- 
tween my land & Moses Leavitts land : s d White oak tree in my 
field stand close by the side of low piece of grass ground : a North- 
east & south west line across my land to be the deviding line 
between the land I give to my s d Son Sam 11 Leavit & his heirs & 
my other land, also I give unto my s d son sam 11 Leavit & his heirs 
the Privilidge of a way one rod wide wide from s d land to the 
countrey Road, to be Next to Colonal Wiggins land, And further I 
will that my s d son Sam 11 Leavit pay unto his sister Abigail Con- 
ner twenty pounds in Money or in such Specie as she will Except 
of in the room of s cl mony : four pounds ^ year five years runing 
the first year to begin twelve months after my Deceass : and like- 
wise to pay unto his sister Martha Gil man five pounds in money 
or in species to her Exceptance yearly twenty shillings ^ year the 
first year to begin as afores d till s d five pounds be paid 

Item I Give unto my beloved son James Leavit & to the law- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 637 

full heirs of his body the one half of my land & Marsh in said 
stratham lying on both sides of y e countrey Road together with 
half my house & barn : on s d land, Excepting the lands before 
mentioned, given to my son Sam 11 Leavit & his heirs And further 
I will that my s d son James Leavit pay unto his sister Hannah 
Leavit fifteen pounds in money or in such Speices as she will 
Except of in the room of said nioiiy : five pounds p three years 
ruuing, the first year of payment to begin two years after my 
deseas so yearly till s d fifteen pounds be paid : & to his brother 
John Leavitt five shillings in mony : 

Item 1 give unto my well beloved son Nathaniel Leavit and to 
the lawfull heirs of his body the other half of my laud & Marsh in 
s d stratham as I have given the one half as aboves d to my s d son 
James Leavit w th y e other half of my s d house & barn, s d land & 
Marsh & house & barn Excepting the land given to my s d son 
Sam 11 Leavit, to be Equally divided for quantity & quallity between 
my s d son James Leavit And my s d son Nathaniel Leavit, and 
further my will is that my s d son Nath 11 Leavit be bound out to 
a Trade untill he be twenty one years of age and when he my 
s d son Nath 11 Leavit comes to be out of his time, shall pay unto his 
sister Hannah Leavit fifteen pounds in money or in such Species 
as she shall except of in the room of said money, that is five 
pounds *$ year three years runing the first year of payment to 
begin when he is twenty one years of age 

Item I give unto my Daughter Abigail Conner the half of y e 
Privilidge of y e Midle lower room in my s d house to live in so 
long as she liveth single as Now she doth or shall live a widdo 
and also twenty pounds in money to be paid her yearly by her 
brother Sam 11 Leavit at five pounds $ year as afors d 

Item I give unto my Daughter Martha Gilman five pounds in 
money to be paid her by her Brother Sam 11 Leavit yearly twenty 
shillings "$ year as afores d five years runing : 

Item I give unto my Daughter Anne Thorndike twenty pounds 
in Money to be paid out of my stock of creatures by my Executors 
as they are prized, & as soon as May be after my Will is proved 



638 NEW HAMPSHIRK WILLS 

Item I give unto my son in law Josiah Thorndike all my Right 
in the two acres of land he bought of my s d son John Leavit in s d 
stratham 

Item I give unto my Daughter Hannah Leavit thirty pounds in 
mony to be paid her by her Brothers viz 1 James Leavit & Nath- 
aniel Leavit yearly as afores (l : 

And further it is my will that if my s' 1 sons : viz" sam 11 James 
and Nathaniel Leavit shall or doth refuse or Neglect to pay unto 
their sisters : viz u Abigail Conner Martha Oilman & Hannah 
Leavit the sums of money above mentioned and according to the 
time aforesd It shall be in the Power of my Executors : to lease out 
the lands given to my s d sons as aboves (1 ; to any other Person 
untill the Whole of s d sums be paid them by the rents thereof &c 

And further my will is that the whole produce of my lands this 
year be improved towards paying my Debts & should there be any 
left when my Debts are paid : my wife to have thedisposeing of it : 
Likewise I constitute make & ordain m r William Pottle of strat- 
ham afores d and Abigail my Beloved Wife, my only & sole Execu- 
tors of this my last will and Testament And do hereby utterly 
disallow revoke & disannull all & every other former Testaments 
Wills & Legacies Requests and Executors by me in any ways be- 
fore this time Named Willed & Bequeathed, Ratifiing & confirm- 
ng this and No other to be my last Will & Testament In Witness 
Whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day and year 
above Mentioned 

Signed sealed Published Pro- his 

nounced and Declared by the said Daniel X Leavit 

Daniel Leavit as his last Will & mark 

Testament in y e Presence of us 
the subscribers viz" 

Thomas Veasey Ju r 

Moses Leavit 
her 

Elizebeth X Leavit 
Mark 

[Proved June 13, 1737.] 



NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 639 

[Guardianship of Nathaniel Leavitt, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Daniel Leavitt, granted to his mother, Abi- 
gail Leavitt of Stratham, Dec. 27, 1738.] 

[Bond of Daniel Tilton of Exeter, trader, with Theophilus 
Smith of Exeter and John Dow of Epping as sureties, in the sum 
of ^"iooo, Jan. 30, 1760, for the administration of the estate ; wit- 
nesses, William Parker and John Langdon, Jr.] 

[Administators' account of the settlement of the estate ; receipts, 
^102.0.0; expenditures, ^51.0.0; allowed Feb. 25, 1761.] 



EDWARD TOOGOOD 1737 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen the fourteenth Day of may in the 
year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & thirty Seven I 
Edward Toogood of Portsmouth in New Hampshire in New Eng- 
land Bricklay : being weak in Body * * * 

As to my Burial I leave it to the Discretion of my Dear Wife 
whome I do appoint my Soul Execu rx As to my worldly Estate I 
Will and bequeath it in Manner and form following — I Will that 
my Just debts & funerall Charges be paid out of my Estate by 
My Exec™ hereafter Named — Item, I Give all my Estate real & 
^sonall unto my well beloved wife Hannah Toogood Dureing her 
Natural Life with full power & Authority to Sell and Dispose a 
peice of My Garden fronting on the Street that leads from Joseph 
Moultons Down Southerly to the Creek Against Cap 1 Joshua Pierces 
and there being Sixty Eight foot : and from that to run in West 
ward on the Street between my land and the Land of Cap 1 Samuell 
Persons on the Southerly Side thereof forty foot and to Carry that 
Same Breadth of forty foot Down Southerly by Moultons Street to 
the Land of Samuell Marshall : And alsoe to Sell & Dispose of my 
Land in Barrington in New hampshire afforeSaid, to Sell these 
two peices of Land to Raise Money to pay my Debts & funerall 



640 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Charges — the Remainder for her own Support — Item after my Said 
Wifes Decease : I Will and bequeath all the Estate I Gave her 
(besides what I have Ordered her to Dispose of to My Daughter 
Mary Cotton During her life : & after her Decease to the Children 
of her Body Lawful! begotten and I do by these presents Nominate 
& appoint my Dearly beloved wife Hannah Toogood : Sole Execu- 
trix of this My last Will & testament And I do hereby Revoke & 
Disanull all other Wills and bequests by me Made allowing this 
and no other to be my Last Will & testament In Witness whereof 
I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal : the Day & year above said 
the word (my) was Interlined before Ensealing I do hereby Desire 
my friend Thomas Pierce of Portsm Esq r to assist my wife in the 
*$J for ma nee of this my will — 

Sealed Published & Declared the mark of 

by the above Named Edward Edward X Toogood 

Toogood to be his Last will & 
Testament in presence of 

Sam 11 Waters 

Joshua Jackson 

James Jeffry 

[Proved June 6, 1737.] 

[E^robate Records, vol. 14, p. 215.] 



ROBERT GREENOUGH 1737 BOSTON MASS. 

[Administration on the estate of Dr. Robert Greenough of Bos- 
ton, Mass., granted to his father, Daniel Greenough of Newcastle, 
gentleman, May 16, 1737.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 271.] 



SAMUEL BEAN 1737 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Bean of Kingston, yeo- 
man, granted to his widow June 3, 1737.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 290.] 



NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 64 1 

[Bond, iii blank, signed by Sarah Bean, Jeremiah Bean, and 
Thomas Webster ; witnesses, Benjamin Gambling and John 
Thing.] 

[Warrant, June 3, 1737, authorizing Ebenezer Stevens and 
Joseph Fifield, both of Kingston, to appraise the estate of Samuel 
Bean, administration of which is granted to his widow, Sarah 
Bean.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 19, 1737; amount, ^185.17.6; signed by 
Ebenezer Stevens and Joseph Fifield.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of personal estate, ^138.7.6; expenditures, ^132.9.9; 
allowed April 27, 1738 ; mentions "support of a Child of the 
Intestate from his death to the 27 th of Sept r 1738 being 76 weeks 
& 3 days."] 

[License to the administratrix, Sept. 27, 1738, to sell ten acres 
of land.] 

[License to the administratrix, May 25, 1743, to sell real estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 262.] 



MOSES ELKINS 1737 KINGSTON 

[Administration on the estate of Moses Elkins of Kingston 
granted to his son, Joseph Elkins of Kingston, yeoman, June 3, 

1737-3 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 266.] 

[Warrant, June 3, 1737, authorizing Ebenezer Stevens and 
Joseph Fifield, both of Kingston, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 19, 1737, amount, ^962.8.0; signed by 
Ebenezer Stevens and Joseph Fifield.] 

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642 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Articles of Agreement made & Concluded on the twenty fifth day 
of December in the Eleventh year of the Reign of Our Sovereign 
Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain 
France and Ireland King defender of the Faith &c Annoque Domini 
1737 Between Joseph Elkins Obadiah Elkins & Ephraim Elkins 
all of Kingstown in the Province of New Hampshire in New Eng- 
land Yeomen and Sons of Moses Elkins Late of Kingstown afores d 
Yeoman Deceased being all parties Interested in the Estate of the 
Said Moses Elkins Of and Concerning the Settlement partition & 
Division of the Said Estate in manner & form following Viz Where- 
as our Said Father died Intestate & the Debts & funeral Charges 
being Paid & the Whole Right of the Said Estate by Discent & 
purchase being in us by virtue of the Law of the Said Province in 
Such Case provided We do by these Presents Grant bargain & agree 
Imprimis that the Said Joseph. Elkins Shall have hold and Enjoy 
as his part portion & Share of the Said Estate (Over & above what 
his Father afores d gave him in his life time) to him his heirs and 
Assigns forever twelve Acres of Land adjoyning on the East Side 
of the Land which the Said Moses in his Lifetime gave to the Said 
Joseph in Kingstown afores d & also twenty five Acres of Land be 
it more or Less call'd the North Grant Adjoining on the West Side 
of Richard Tandy's Land Granted to Moses Elkins afores d and also 
one Acre & an half of Meadow Land called flaggy meadow lying on 
deep Brook in Said Kingstown and also about an Acre of Meadow 
Land called the Beaver Dam Meadow Adjoining to Joseph Fifields 
Meadow and also two Rights or Shares in the Common Lands of 
Kingston afores d And the Said Obadiah Elkins Shall have hold & 
Enjoy as his full part & portion of his fathers Estate to him his 
heirs & Assigns forever Over & above what his Said Father gave 
him in his life time the Home place with all the buildings thereon 
with all the Live Stock & moveables without Doors And the Said 
Obadiah is to maintain his mother during her Natural Life that 
She Shall be no Ways Chargable to his other Brothers And the 
Said Ephraim Elkins Shall have hold Possess & Enjoy as his part 
portion & Share of his Said Fathers Estate to him his^heirs & As- 



NKW HAMPSHIRE) WILLS 643 

sings forever twenty Acres of Land Situate in Kingstown aforesaid 
on the North Side of the way leading to Chester which the Said 
Moses Elkins bought of Jeremiah Bean & Eight Acres Adjoining 
thereto being part of a twenty Acre Lot laid out to the Said moses 
Elkins and also twenty acres of Land more or Less on the Opposite 
Side of Said Way Adjoining on the West Side of the Parsonage 
Land being a lot Laid Out to Henry Elkins and also about Sixty 
Acres of Land more or Less being what is Left nnDisposed of in 
the two Hundred Acre Grant in Said Kingstown the Said Sixty 
Acres lying near the middle part thereof fifty Acres having before 
been taken of at one end & ninety acres off of the Other End & 
also One & an half Right or Share in the Common Lands in Said 
Kingstown with all the Priviledges & Appurtenances to the Re- 
spective Shares or parts of the Said Estate of the Said moses Elkins 
to Have and to hold to the S^id parties to these Presents Respec- 
tively as herein before mentione 1 unto them their Heirs & Assigns 
for Ever in Severalty to their only Sole & proper use Benefit be- 
hoof for Ever And the Said Joseph Obadiah & Ephraim Do by 
these Presents Grant Bargain alien & Convey Mutually unto Each 
Other all the Right title Interest property and Demand What 
Soever which Either of them have in the Estate that was their 
Said Fathers in Kingstown aforesaid (Except the Parts or Shares 
thereof to Each of them by these Presents Respectively Reserved 
& Granted & also Whatever their Said Father gave to Either of 
them in his Life time) to Each his heirs & Assigns forever 

In Testimony Whereof the parties to these Presents have here- 
unto Mutually Set their hands & Seals the day & Year first above 
Named 

Signed Sealed & Delivered In his 

Presence of Joseph X Elkins 

Jon a Fifield mark 

Joseph Worth his 

Obadiah X Elkins 

mark 
Ephraim Elkins 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 267.] 



644 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JETHRO LOCK 1737 RYE 

In the name of God amen Bee it known to all men by thes 
presents That I Jethro Lock in the Parish of Rye in theProv: of 

New-hampsh r in New-England Husbandman being weak of body 

* * * 

Impr : I Doe bequeath unto my well beloved son Jethro Lock all 
my whole Estate of land and salt marish lying and being in the 
Parish of Rye afforesaid or in any other town parish or Precinct 
whatsoever together with one dwelling house and barn Chains and 
axes, 1 Loom and tackling for weaving one bed and bedcloths, 
one Gun, one Iron Kettle, one pott, together with all my wearing 
Apparle 

Item I doe give and bequeath unto my well beloved daughter 
Deorty Lock five pounds currant money of new-England to be paid 
by my son Jethro Lock when he comes of age and is entred in pos- 
session of my Estate one great pott, one litill iron Kettle, 1 bed & 
bed cloths, one Chest, one Trunk, and all other of my household 
furneture together with all her mothers cloths. 

Item I doe give and bequeath unto my well beloved brother John 
Lock two Cows, one year old, 2 stears comeing in four year old 
one heifer comeing in three year old in Deacon Jinens pasture, Six 
Sheep, one mear, three hoggs, three Piggs which he is to dispose 
of to the best advantage in order to pay the Doctors, Funerall 
Charges and all other nessesary Charges and if there is any money 
left over and above what payes those Charges above mentioned it 
is my will that it be equally divided and given to my Children 
it is allso my will that my brother afforesaid shall improve my 
place untill such time that my son comes to the age of twenty 
own years and then he to enter into the possession of it himself — 

Item I doe constitute and appoint my beloved brother afforesaid 
to be the sole Exe r of this my last will and Testament Revokeing 
all other Will deeds grants or bequeaths whatsoever constituting 
and appointing this to be my last in confirmation whereof I have 
hereunto Sett my hand Sealing it with my Seal this Eighteen day 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 645 

of June Annoqiie Domini One Thousand Seven hundred and Thirty 
Seveen years and in the Eleveenth year of the Reign of Our Sover- 
aigne Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Brit- 
tain, France and Ireland King Defender of the faith &c r — 
Before these Witnesses 

William Lock Jethro 

Joseph Lock his X mark 

Joseph Lock Juner Lock 

Joseph Sevey Juner and Seal 

[Proved July 28, 1737.] 



HENRY LANGMAID 1737 NEWCASTLE 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Langmaid of Newcastle, 
laborer, granted to Sampson Sheafe of Newcastle, gentleman, 
June 24, I737-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 231.] 



JAMES STEVENS 1737 DURHAM 

[Guardianship of Mary Stevens, alias Sanders, Deborah Stevens, 
Abigail Stevens, Susannah Stevens, Elizabeth Stevens, Samuel 
Stevens, and James Stevens was granted to their father, James 
Stevens of Durham, July 29, 1737, they being his children by his 
wife Deborah, deceased, daughter of Elder James Say ward of 
Gloucester, Mass., deceased.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 317, p. 151.] 

[Bonds, two, of James Stevens, with James Eveleth and Benja- 
min Chadwell of Ipswich, Mass., as sureties in the sum of ^1000 
on each bond, July 29, 1737 ; witnesses, Daniel Appleton and 
Elizabeth Appleton. One bond was for Mary Stevens, and the 
other for the rest of the children.] 

[ Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



646 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOHN PUUCINHORN 1737 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Pulkinhoni of Ports- 
month, mariner, granted to Hannah Pulkinhoni of Portsmouth, 
widow, Aug. 5, 1737.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 415.] 



JOHN PHILBRICK 1737 GREENLAND 

In the name of God amen Know all men by these presents That 
I John Philbrick of y e Parish of Greenland in y e Province of 
New-hampshire in New-England Husbandman being sick & weak 
in body * 

I Give unto my Well beloved Wife Sabina the whole of my 
houshold furniture — Item I give unto My beloved son Elias 
Philbrick five Shillings out of y e money which Deacon Mathias 
Hains owes to mee which is y e price of my Estate that I sold to 
him for which he has a deed of Sale of Item I doe give unto y e 
three daughters of my deceased Son John Philbrick five shillings 
each out of the afforesaid money Item I doe Give unto my well 
beloved wife afforesaid y e half of what remains of the money 
above mentioned after paying the legacies afforesaid and the other 
half I doe Give unto my well beloved Son Josslma Berry whom I 
doe make Exec r to my Estate which is in the afforesaid Mathias 
Hains hands This I doe make & constitute to be my last will & 
testament renouncing & Revokeing all other wills & Testaments 
pronouncing y m void & of none affect, in Confirmation thereof I 
have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal this fifteen day of August in 
y e year of Our lord One thousand Seveen hundred and Thirty 
Seveen years. 

Before these Witnesses his 

Robert Tufton Philbrock John X Philbrick 

Alles Jenkens Mark 

James Wood 

[Proved Oct. 3, 1737.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 647 

EDMUND JOHNSON 1737 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen the ninth Day of Septemb r 1737 & 
in the Eleventh year of the Reign of King George the Second 
Over Great Brittain &c I Edmond Johnson of Hampton in the 
Parish of Kensingtown in the Province of New Hampshire in 
New England Mill Wright being Sick & Weak of Body * 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my true & Beloved Wife Abigail 
Johnson the House I now Dwell in During the time of her Natural 
Life with Sutable Privelidge of the Orchard Garden & yard as 
She Shall See Cause to Improve or make Use of & Likewise Give 
unto My Wife all the money Due to me by Bill or Bond to be 
Called in by my Executor & Delivered to my Said Wife as they 
become Due & my Executor to Support & maintain my Said Wife 
in an Hon ble & Sutable manner With all things both in Sickness 
& in health During the time of her natural Life & I Likewise 
Give unto my Said Wife all my Moveables Without Doors as to 
stock of Creatures & all tools &c both named & unnamed to her 
Own use & Behoof & at her Disposal as She Shall See meet for- 
ever 

Item I Give to my five Daughters that are married viz Abigail 
Brown Ruth Gove Ester Ruck Dorcas ueal & Patience neal 50^ 
apeice to be paid by my Exec r herein after named in money or 
Bills of Cred 1 or Cattle at money Price to be paid within One Year 
after my Decease as Excepting to Ruth Gove to have One acre of 
marsh bounded North With a marsh formerly Stanyans East on 
Browns River South on Marsh of Tho s Philbricks & West on 
Marsh of John Gove be it more or Less as as it is bounded as it 
may be valued at money price the Remainder of the Said fifty 
Pounds to be paid as abovesaid 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Johnson one 
hundred pounds to be paid to her by my Exec r herein after Named 
as Within One Year after my Decease in Money or Currant Bills 
of Cred* And it is farther to be Understood that the West Bedroom 



648 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

the things that are therein as Beds Bedding Chests & Case of 
drawers &c are my Said Daughter Mary Johnsons & not to be 
Counted as any of the Moveables already Disposed of to my Wife. 

Item I Give unto my Sou Obadiah Johnson all my Lands Marsh 
Housing & all my Estate both Real & Personal that is not herein 
already Disposed of Either in Hampton or Else Where in Whose 
hands Custody or Occupation it may be in to him his heirs or 
assigns for Ever And I do by those Presents Constitute & Appoint 
my Said Son Obediah Johnson to be the Sole Exec 1 to this my 
Last Will and Testament In Witness Whereof I have hereunto 
Set to my hand & fixed my Seal 

Signed Sealed & Delivered to Edmond Johnson 

be his Last Will & Testament in 
Presence of us Witnesses 

Jeremiah Green 

Benjamin Brown 

John Chapman 

John Green 

[Proved Jan. 16, 1737/8.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 308.] 



NICHOLAS FLETCHER 1737 PORTSMOUTH 

Know all men by these ^sents y 1 we Mary Nasou & Elizabeth 
Fitzgerald Both of Portsm In y e Pro e of N : Hamp r In N : Engl d 
Widows & William Cotton of Falmoth In y e County of York In 
y e p ro e f y e Mass a Bay In N : Engl d Tanner & Sarah my Wife 
In y e Right of my s d Wifeal of w ch women afores d are y e Daught rs 
of Nichol s Fletcher late of Portsm afores d shipwright Dec d & 
Being now Seiz d of a Certain Messuage & sundry Tenem ts thereon 
standing w th y e Appur ces In Fee w ch s d Messuage & Appur ces we 
have& Before y e Ensealing & Executeing of these ^sents do hold 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 649 

together In Com'on & undivid d Now know y e y 1 we y e s d Mary 
Nason Eliz a Fitzgerald & W m Cotton & Sarah my s d Wife In her 
Right as afores d Being seiz d of y e s d messnage as afores d y e same 
Being Scitnate In Portsnv afores d & Bonnd d Easterly by y e street 
w ch runs along on y e Spring Hill so Call d Notherly by y° land of 
Jn° Cntt southerly by land In y e Possession of Hannah Simms & 
Easterly In part by land of Christ r Rymes now In y e Possession of 
Hnnking Went worth & holding y c same as afores d have agreed 
to make Partition & by these ^sents do make a full Perfect & 
Absolute Partition of y (> s d Messuage Tenem ts & Appur ces into 
three parts to hold In Severalty In manner Si form following y* is 
to say In y e first place y 1 y s d messuage should be & by these 
f^sents shal be Divid d by Certain lanes or Passages for y e mutual 
Convenience of Each of y e s d partys According to y° Plan or Plat 
of y° same on y e Other side hereof & also y* y e s d messuage shal 
be Divid d Into lots Agreable to Si as y° same is Divid d on y e s d 
Plat & should be so N od Si y* she y e s d Mary Nason her heirs & 
Assigns shal have hold & Enjoy to y e only Benefit & Behoof of 
her y* s d Mary her heirs & Assigns forever for her Proportion & 
third part of y c finises al these lots In y e s d messuage w ch are 
Represent* 1 In y e s d Plat by those N od 2 : & in w ch her Name is 
written — Si y t y e s d Eliz a Fitzgerald her heirs & Assigns shal have 
hold & Enjoy to y e only Benefit & Behoof of her y e s d Eliz a 
her heirs Si Assigns forever for her Proportion & third part of y e 
finises al those lots In y° s d messuage \v ch are Represent In y e 
s d Plat by those N od three Si In w ch her name is written & y* y e 
s d \ym Cotton & Sarah his s d Wife her heirs & assigns shal have 
hold & Enjoy to y° only Benefit & Behoof of y e s d W m & Sarah 
& her heirs Si assigns forever for her Si their Proportion & third 
part of y e finises al those lots In y l - s d messuage w ch are Repre- 
sent In y e s d Plan by those N od one & In w ch y e Name of y e s d 
W m is written & we y c s d Eliz a Fitzgerald & W m Si Sarah Cotton 
for us our & Each of our heirs Exe rs & Adm rs do by these Grant 
Release & Confirm unto y e s d Mary Nason her heirs & Assigns 
her s d part & Proportion set of & Divid d as afores d & al y e Estate 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



651 



Right Title Interest Property & Demand \v ch we or Either of ns 
have or ought to have of In & unto y e s d part set of to y° s (1 Mary 
as afores d To have & to hold y e same In Severalty to y e s d Mary 
Nason her heirs & Assigns forever & we y e s (1 Mary Nason & 
Eliz a Fitzgerald for us & Each of our heirs Exe rs & Adm rs do by 
these f sents Grant Release & Confirm unto y r s d W m Cotton & 
Sarah his Wife & her heirs & assigns her s (1 part & Proportion 
afores d Divid d & set of In manner afores d & al y e Estate Right 
Title Interest Property & Demand w ch we or Either of us have 
or ought to have of In & unto y*' s d part set of to y c s d W m & 
Sarah as afores d To have & to hold y ( ' same in severalty to y e s d 
W m & Sarah & her heirs & Assigns forever & we y ( * s d Mary 
Nason & W m & Sarah Cotton for us our heirs Exe ,s & Adm rs & 
Each of them do by these ^seuts Grant Release & Confirm unto 
y e s d Eliz a Fitzgerald her heirs & Assigns her s d part Divid d & 
set of to her In manner afores d To have & to hold y e same In 
Severalty to y e s d Eliz a her heirs & Assigns forever In Witness w r 
of we have hereunto set our hands & seals y° Eighth day of Sept : 
In y e 11 th year of the Reign of our Soveraign Lord George y e 2 d 
by y e Grace of God of great Brittain ffrance Si Ireland King 
Defend r of y e faith Sec — An°q : Dom : 1737 — 

In ^sence of 

Tho s Noble 

Jn° Pashley 

Noah Emery 

[Deeds, vol. 24, p. 404.] 



Mary Nason 
Eliz a X Fitzgerald 
W m Cotton 
Sarah Cotton 



THOMAS PHIPPS 



1737 



PORTSMOUTH 



[Administration on the estate of Thomas Phipps of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Mary Phipps, and his sons, Peter Greeley 
of Portsmouth, gentleman, and Danforth Phipps of Falmouth, 
Me., shipwright, Oct. 2, 1737.] 

[Probate Records, vol., 14, p. 298.] 



652 NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Warrant, Dec. 23, 1737, authorizing Eleazer Russell and John 
Cutt, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 295.] 

[Inventory, signed by Eleazer Russell and John Cutt ; amount, 
/1150.16.6; attested, Jan. 25, i737/ s -] 

[License to the administrators, Nov. 29, 1738, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 423.] 

[Olive Winkley, Bethiah Phipps, Hannah Phipps, and John 
Phipps, minors, aged more than fourteen years, children of Thom- 
as Phipps, make choice of their mother, Mary Phipps, as their 
guardian Oct. 3, 1737.] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Bond of Mary Phipps of Portsmouth, widow, and Joseph 
Sprague of Cambridge, Mass., saddler, with John Winchester of 
Brookline, Mass., and Samuel Whitteinore of Cambridge, Mass., 
gentleman, as sureties, in the sum of ^1000, Oct. 11, 1737, for 
the administration of the estate of Thomas Phipps of Portsmouth ; 
witnesses, Samuel Danforth and Noah Champney.] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Bond of Mary Phipps of Portsmouth, widow, with John Win- 
chester of Brookline, Mass., gentleman, as surety, in the sum of 
^2000, Oct. 31, 1737, for the guardianship of Olive Winkley, 
Bethiah Phipps, Hannah Phipps, John Phipps, Thomas Phipps, 
and James Phipps, minors, children of Thomas Phipps.] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Inventory of the estate in Cambridge, Mass., May 24, 1738 ; 
amount, ^5220.0.0; signed by Samuel Smith, William Brown, 
and Thomas Dana.] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 653 

[Citation, April 18, 1739, to Peter Greeley of Portsmouth, and 
his wife, Mary Greeley, and Danforth Phipps of Falmouth, Me., 
shipwright, to appear and settle the estate.] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Petition of Caleb Gardner, Thomas Shepard, Jonathan 
Sprague, Mary Phipps, and Olive Winkley, heirs to the estate, 
July 13, 1739, for a settlement.] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Records.] 

[Petition of Mary Phipps, Aug. 13, 1739, for the setting off her 
third of the estate of her husband, Thomas Phipps.] 
[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Records.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 13, 1739, authorizing Lieut. Benjamin Dana, 
Ensign Samuel Whittemore, Deacon John Bradish, Deacon Sam- 
uel Sparhawk, all of Cambridge, Mass., and William Willis of 
Medford, Mass., to appraise and divide the estate.-] 

[Middlesex County, Mass , Probate Files.] 

Pursuant to a Comition directed to us the Subscribers by the 
Honourable Judge of Probates for the Counte of midelsex We 
have Taken and Aprized the Real Estate of Thomas Phipps Late 
of Portsmouth in Newhamshire Esq r Deceased Intestate of which 
he Died Seized and possessed according to the following Inventory 

Imp rs To Part of the said Phipps s Farme in Cambridge Lying 
011 the westerly Side of the Cuntry Road leading to Boston Con- 
taining One hundred and fourteen Acres : Bound Northerly on a 
privileg highe way in part and in parte on land of m r Geekell and 
m r Champney : S. Wester on Samuel Phipps : South Easterly on 
Cap 1 Winshester and Easterly on the afors d Road. 

Item To the other Part of Said Farme lying on the Easterly 
side of Said Road : Being part upland and part marshe Containing 
one hundred and fifty Acres, and is Bounded Westerly on the 
afores d Cuntry Road Southerly In part on m r Rugles partly on 
m r Sewall and partly on the Land of m r Sharp Noth Easterly on 
Cambridge River : Motherly in part on Sam 11 Phipps s Cap 1 



654 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Winchester John Oldham 3 Heirs and in part on a highe way and 
partly the Land of Joseph Sprague Deceased and partly on the 
Afors d Cuntry Road, the whole of s d Fanne Containing Two hun- 
dred and Sixty Four Acres A prized att Twenty Two pound Ten 
shillings *$ Acre. 

Amounting in the whole five thousand nine 

hundred & fourty pounds 594° : 00 : o 

Item To the Dwelling House Apprized att 80 : 00 : o 

To the Barne 30 : 00 : o 



Total Sunie ,£6050 : 00 : o 

Having thus perfected our Inventory We have Sett off to the 
Said Deceaseased widow one full third part of said Estate in the 
following manner : (viz) 

I st we have sett of to the Said widow the westerly part of the 
s d Dwelling House with the Seller under the Easterly End of said 
House on the Southerly or Front Side therof with free liberty of 
passing and Repassing through the porch Entery and up the 
front Stairs. 

2 ly we have Sett off to the Said widow the Easterly End of the 
Said Barn with the Small old Barne adjoyning on the Back Side 
of the Same with halfe the great flour belonging to said Barn. 

3 ly We have Sett off to the said widow Sixty four Acres on the 
westerly Side of the afors d Cuntry Road being partly pasture land 
and partly Orcharding : which is Bounded Easterly on the afors d 
Cuntry Road Notherly partly on a priviledg way partly on M r 
Geekell and partly on m r Chamny : Southwesterly on Samuel 
Phipps and Souther by a strait Dividing line Drawn from said 
Sam 11 Phipps s Land to the noth westerly Corner of the old orchard 
on y e front of said House To the End of the old Dich wall which 
was the Fence of the said old Orchard : and from thence Runing 
by said Dich wall to the aforsaid Cuntry Road. 

also we have Sett off to the said widow Ten Acres of mowing 
Land on Easterly side of the said Cuntry Road in the Corner over 
against the Said widows part before mentioned which is Bounded 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 655 

Southerly and Easterly on the Two third and westerly and notli- 
erly on the afores d Cuntry Road. 

Lastly We have Sett off to the Said widow Twelve Acres of 
marsh and upland lying in the Noth Eastlerly Corner of Said 
Farrne which is Bounded Notherly In part on Samuel Phipps 
Cap 1 Winchester and partly on John Oldhams Heirs and a privi- 
lege high way : Westerly on Land of Joseph Sprague Deceased 
which was formerly part of said Farme Southerly on the Two 
thirds and Easterly on Cambridge River, which Several peices or 
percels of Land we have Apprized att Twenty Two pound Ten 
Shillings °$ Acre which with fifty Two pounds for her part of the 
House and Barn Amounts to the sume of 2016 113:4: 

2 ly We have Divided the 'Remaining Two thirds of said Estate 
into Two Setlements in the following manner (viz) we have Sett 
out to the uper setlement Fifty Acres on the westerly side of the 
aforsaid Cuntry Road part Orrchard and mowing and part pastur- 
ing, and Bounded Notherly on the widows Thirds and otherwaise 
as before described , also twenty Seven Acres on the Easterly Side 
of said Road being part pasturland part Orcharding and part 
mowing which is Bounded Notherly on the Ten Acres before 
mentioned and sett out to y e s d widow and Easterly on the Lower 
Divition and otherwaise as before described and likewise fifteen 
Acres of marsh and upland att the Easterly part of said farme 
which is Bounded Noth Easterly on Cambrig River Noth westerly 
on the widows thirds westerly or South westerly on the Land of 
the afors d Joseph Sprague Deceased formerly part of Said Farme 
and southerly and south Easterly on the Lower Divition : and 
also all the Rest of the buildings not Sett off to y e widow before 

Lastly We have Sett off to the Lower Divition the Remaining 
part of s d Estate Containing Eighty Six Acres Bounding as fol- 
io weth (to wit) Notherly in part on the widows Thirds partly on 
y e afore said Spragues Land and partly on the uper Divition and 
otherwaise as before described in the Inventory Each of which 
Settlements we have apprized att Two thousand Sixteen pound 



656 NEW HAMPSHIRE: WILLS 

thirteen Shillings and four pence which makes the Total Sume 
of ^6050 : 00 : 00 according to onr Inventory 

And further we order that the said widow and likewise those 
to whonie the uper Set lenient Shall be assignd shall have free 
liberty to use and Improve the well belonging to said Farme for 
watter and Conveanient yard Roome about the Dwelling House 
and Bar ne as they are now Improved or as the parties may Agree 
with Liberty also for the widow and those to whonie the uper 
Divition Shall be assigned to pass and Repass through the Lower 
Divion from time to time and att all times forever herafter for 
bringing of their Hay from their Respective parts of marsh 
and other mowing Land as they Shall have Ocation which Two 
Divitions we leave to your Honour to Assigne to Such of the 
Deceaseds Children as your Honour Shall See meet 
Dated in Cambridge December 6 th 1739 

Benja" Dana 
Sam 1 Whittemore 
John B radish 
Sam 11 Sparhawk 
William Willis 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



[Citation, April 16, 1740, to Mary Phipps, widow, John Phipps, 
boat-builder, Olive Winkley, widow, all of Portsmouth, Joseph 
Chadbourne of Berwick, Me., yeoman, and his wife, Sarah Chad- 
bourne, and Jane Phipps of Portsmouth, minor, to appear for a 
final settlement of the estate.] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



[Citation, April 18, 1740, to Caleb Gardner of Newport, R. I., 
and his wife, Elizabeth Gardner, to appear for a final settlement 
of the estate.] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., ProbateJFiles.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 657 

To all unto whom these Presents shall come Jonathan Rem- 
ington Esq r Judge of the Probate of Wills &c in the County of 
middlesex wethin the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New 
England, Sendeth Greeting. 

Know Y e that pursuant to the Act or Law of the said Province 
Entituled an Act for the Settlement & Distribution of the Estates 
of Intestates, & the Direction Power & Authority to me therein 
given, I do hereby order & assign unto mary Greely (wife of Peter 
Grely of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hampshire Gentle- 
man) and Elizabeth Gardner (wife of Caleb Gardner of Newport 
in the Colony of Rhode Island Gentleman), Both Children of 
Thomas Phipps late of Portsmouth abovesaid Esq r Deceas'd In- 
testate, all those pieces & parcels of Land with the Buildings & 
Appurtenances thereon & thereunto belonging, being the whole 
of the said Dece'ds Real Estate — lying in the aforesaid Province 
of the Massachusetts Bay ; and the same is particularly set forth 
& described in the Return of Commissioners by me appointed & 
sworn for the Apprizal thereof, and by the said Commissioners 
valued at ^6050 in good Bills of Publick Credit on said Prov- 
ince, as appears by the Return of the aforesaid Commissioners, 
Dated the sixth Day of Decemb r A. D. 1739 & of Record in the 
Registry of Probate for s d County of middlesex — To Have & to 
Hold the hereby order'd & assigned Land .& Premises with the 
members and appurtenances thereof unto them the aforesaid Mary 
Greely & Elizabeth Gardner, & to their Heirs & Assigns for ever 
On Condition that they the said Mary & Elizabeth, their Heirs, 
Executors & administrators shall & do well & truly pay or cause 
to be paid agreable to what shall be herein after order'd together 
with Interest as hereafter mentioned — Accordingly I order the 
aforenamed Mary & Elizabeth their Heirs, &c. to pay & clear all 
Charges relateing to this Settlement (amounting one way & an- 
other to ^74 — 19 — 2) viz to M rs Mary Phipps (the Widow of s d 
Decea'd) 47 — 10 — 2, To Thomas Sheppard 20—15—0 — To Jon a 
Sprague 2 — o — o, To Peter Grely 1 — 4 — o for their Trouble & 
Expences in setling s d Estate & the remaining 3 — 10 — o — being 

42 



658 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Fees by them paid at the Probate office) to retain in their own 
Hands — 

Then to pay to their Brethren & sesters (Children of y e said 
Dece'd) or their Legal Representatives as follows Viz 

To Danforth Phipps (Eldest son of s d Dece'd) ^995 — 16 — 9 2/3 
(as his double Portion in s d Estate); and to Each of the other 
Children of s d Dece'd viz Elenor, Sarah, Olive, John, Bethiah, 
Hannah, Tho s &Jane, or their Legal Representatives — Four hun- 
dred Ninety Seven Pounds — Eighteen shillings & four pence & 
5/6th of a Penny ; Together with Interest for the said Suinms 
after the Rate of Six Pounds ^ Cent *$ annum to commence on 
& from the Eighth Day of July currant, & both Principal & In- 
terest to be paid (if demanded) on or before the Eighth Day of 
July next, which will be in the year of our Lord 1741 all which 
aforesaid summs with the shares of the said assignees, comprize 
the full value of y e Land, &c. herein before Setled upon them, 
and make Each Chelds share therein to be agreable to the Direc- 
tion of the Law. 

Provided nevertheless, in case all or any part of the hereby 
assigned Land & Premises shall be legally Evicted from the afore- 
named assignees, their Heirs, Executors, Administ rs or assigns, 
the rest of the aforesaid Dece'ds Children, their Heirs, &c. (sharers 
in this Division) shall refund their rateable parts, together with 
Law Charges. 

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand, & affixed 
the Seal of the Office of Probate for the County aforesaid this 
Eighth Day of July anno Domini one thousand seven hundred & 
forty 

By order of the Judge Jon a Remington 

Sam 1 Danforth Reg r 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Various bonds of heirs, July 8, 1740, signed by Peter Greeley, 
Olive Winkley, Joseph Chadbourne, Caleb Gardner, Danforth 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 659 

Phipps, John Winchester, and Samuel Phipps ; witnesses, Samuel 
Danforth, Caleb Gardner, Peter Greeley, Joseph Chadbourne, 
John Fellows, Nathan Noyes, Henry Wheeler and Joseph Bean.] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



Middlesex ss : To the honorable Jonathan Remington Esq r 
Judge of the Probate of Wills &c : for Said County 

Humbly Shews, Joseph Chadburn and Sarah his Wife, That on 
the Eighth day of July 1740 the Estate of Thomas Phips late of 
Portsmouth Esq r deceas'd was Setled upon Caleb Gardner of New- 
port in the Colony of Road Island and Peter Greely of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire who gave Bond with Sureties 
Inhabitants of the Province of the Massachusetts Bay, to Pay the 
Said dec ds Children (of whom the Said Sarah is one) their Shares 
and Proportions of the Said Estate, according to your Order, in 
Twelve months. But tho' that Time is long Since Elapsed, they 
have not Paid to the Said Joseph or Sarah the Sums Coming to 
them out of the Said Estate, pursuant to the Decree aforesaid, nor 
any part thereof. Neither have they paid to the other heirs the 
money to them due by the Settlement aforesaid and the Said Peter 
Greely is Dead, and the Said Caleb Gardner lives out of this Pro- 
vince And so the heirs can't recover the Money due to them as 
aforesaid, Unless your honour will allow the Bond aforesaid to 
be put in Suit against the Said Gardner's and Greely's Sureties — 

Wherefore, the Said Joseph and Sarah pray they may be 
Impowred to Put the Bond aforesaid in Suit ag fc the Sureties 
aforesaid And they &c 

Feb f y n : 1741 — Edm Trowbridge Att r for 

The Said Joseph & Sarah 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Jane Phipps of Portsmouth, minor, aged more than fourteen 
years, makes choice of her stepfather, John Pray of Portsmouth, 
as her guardian ; appointed Aug. 24, 1741.] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



660 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Bond of John Pray of Portsmouth, gentleman, with Jonathan 
Sprague of Cambridge, Mass., saddler, as surety, in the sum of 
^1500, Aug. 24, 1741, for the guardianship of Jane Phipps ; 
witnesses, Samuel Danforth and William Stickney.] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

Mid x ss May the ninth 1743 

To the Honourable Jonathan Remington Esq r Judge of the Pro- 
bate of Wills &c for the county of Middlesex — Humbly sheweth 
Caleb Gardner of Newport in the Colony of Rhode Island Gentle- 
man that 

your Honour appointed a surveyor to measure all 

y e land in Cambridge in s d County that Thomas Phips late of 
Portsmouth in the Province of New Hampshire Esq r died seised 
of — that the same was admeasured, & that according to admeas- 
urement s d land held out & which were apprized & 

settled upon your Petitioner & one Peter Greely late of s d Ports- 
mouth Gentleman deceased who were obliged to pay the Heirs 
according to y e same now so it is that there was a great mistake 

in s d admeasurement that there really is but acres, & 

if so it is unreasonable that your Petitioner should pay for sixteen 
acres more then there is as He must do unless relieved by your 
Honour He therefore prays for a new admeasurement that Justice 
may be done Him touching the premisses, & as in duty bound ever 
prays 

W Brattle for the petitioner 

[New survey ordered Sept. 5, 1743.] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Certificate of John Winthrop, surveyor, that the land consisted 
of 249 1/2 acres and 21 rods.] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Petition of Caleb Gardner of Portsmouth, R. I., and his wife 
Elizabeth Gardner, for relief on account of the new survey ; cita- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 66 1 

tion was issued May 26, 1746, and was served on Mrs. Mary Pray, 
formerly widow of Thomas Phipps, Joseph Chadbourne and his 
wife, Sarah Chadbourne, Mary Greeley, Cyprian Jeffries and his 
wife, Olive Jeffries, and Jane Phipps, "being all y e Deceased 
heirs I Could find."] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 



JOHN SARGENT 1737 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Sargent of Portsmouth, 
cordwainer, granted to his widow, Elizabeth Sargent, Oct. 3, 

1737-'] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 299.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 3, 1737, authorizing Daniel Jackson, Jr., and 
John Shackford, Jr., both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 25, 1737; amount, ^22.0.10; signed by 
Daniel Jackson, Jr., and John Shackford, Jr.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 22, 1737/8, authorizing Eleazer Russell and 
John Cutt, both of Portsmouth, gentlemen, to receive claims 
against the estate, which is insolvent.] 

[List of claims, Aug. 30, 1738 ; amount, ,£3.15.7 ; signed by 
Eleazer Russell and John Cutt.] 



DANIEL PEIRCE 1737 NEWBURY MASS. 

[Guardianship of Lydia Peirce, aged less than fourteen years, 
granted to her father, Daniel Peirce of Newbury, Mass., yeoman, 
Oct. 4, 1737.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 270.] 



662 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ROBERT PIKE 1737 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Robert Pike of Portsmouth in the 
Province of New Hampshire Mariner Do make & Ordain this to 

be My Last Will & Testament as followeth being bound to sea 

* * * 

Imprimis I Give & Bequeath to my Hon d Uncle Theodore At- 
kinson Esq r his heirs and assigns after the debts and Legacies 
herein Mentioned are paid and Satisfyed the whole Residue and 
Remainder of my Estate both Real Personal in what place or 
under what Circumstances Soever to be at his Disposal as he 
thinks proper I Give & Bequeath to my Hon tl Uncle the Rev d 
M r William Shurtliff and to his wife Mary Shurtliff four hundred 
pound to be paid by my Executors In Current money of New 

Hampshire 1 Give and Bequeath to my Hon d Uncle Solomon 

Pike One hundred and fifty pounds Current money of New Hamp- 
shire to be paid by my Executors and likewise my half Pew that I 
have in the North Meeting house of Portsmouth 

I Give and Bequeath to my Hon cl Uncle Solomon Pikes two 
Sons namely Nathaniel and Joshua Pike and to Each of them 
Sixty Pounds to be put at Interest for them (till they Arrive to 

the Age of Twenty One years) By my Executors 1 Give to 

my Coz n Samuel Gardner Sarah Pike and Sarah Sims and to Each 
of them forty Pounds to be paid by my Executors In Current 

money of New Hampshire 1 Give to my Hon d Uncle Theodore 

Atkinsons Son Theodore Five hundred pound Current money of 
New Hampshire to be paid him at twenty one years of Age by 

my Executors 1 Give to my Real friend William Sindry of 

London Twenty pounds Sterling Money of Great Britain My 

Will is that if any of the above and Within mentioned die before 
they come of age or before my Self then their Legacies to Go to 
Theodore Atkinson Esq r and his heirs (the Reverend M r William 
Shurtliff & his wife only Excepted and if Either of them Die The 
Other is to Receive the four hundred Pounds before Mentioned 
and Dispose of it as they Shall think proper) And then Lastly I 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 663 

Do hereby Appoint and Ordain The Hon ble Theodore Atkinson 
Esq 1 ' John Rindge Esq r of Portsmouth and John Thomlinson of 
L,ondon to be My Executors to see this my L,ast Will & Testament 
Executed 

Dated in Portsmouth h\ the Province of New Hampshire This 
twenty Seventh Day of Octob r Anno Domini 1737 

but in case any of my Debts Should not be Rec (1 Each person 
to Deduct the part out of the Legacie in proportion 

Signed Sealed & Delivered to Rob 1 Pike 

be the Last Will & Testament of 
Rob 1 Pike In the presence of us — 

Benj n Plum'er 

Samuel Marshall 

Thomas Davis 

[Proved Nov. 14, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 399.] 



JAMES TURNER 1737 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of James Turner of Portsmouth, 
mariner, granted to his widow, Mary Turner, Oct. 12, 1737.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 279.] 

[Inventory, May 16, 1738 ; amount, ^0.15.0 ; signed by Thomas 
Peirce and Stephen Greenleaf.] 



JOHN GOVE 1737 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of John Gove of Hampton, house- 
wright, granted to Joseph Norton of Hampton, yeoman, Oct. 15, 

I737-] 

[Warrant, Oct. 15, 1737, authorizing Jonathan Fifield and 
Joseph Worth, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 



664 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, signed by Jonathan Fifield and Joseph Worth ; 
amount, ^105.8.8; attested Dec. 28, 1737. J 

[Additional inventory, signed by Jonathan Fifield and Joseph 
Worth ; amount, ^42.0.0 ; attested Jan. 31, 1738/9.] 



RICHARD CALLEY 1737 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Calley of Stratham, 
joiner, granted to his son, Richard Calley of Stratham, joiner, 
Oct. 26, 1737.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 302.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 26, 1737, authorizing Moses Leavitt and Edward 
Fifield, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov., 1737 ; amount, ^2006.12.9 ; signed by Moses 
Leavitt and Edward Fifield.] 

[Guardianship of Nicholas Calley, minor, aged less than four- 
teen years, son of Richard Calley, granted to James Folsom of 
Exeter, glazier, May 31, 1738.] 

[Guardianship of Abiah Calley, aged less than fourteen years, 
daughter of Richard Calley of Stratham, granted to Jonathan 
Clark of Stratham, yeoman, May 31, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 292.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of personal estate, ^592.19.4; expenditures, ^161.13.6 ; 
allowed Dec. 27, 1738.] 

[Warrant, March 30, 1739, authorizing Moses Leavitt, Edward 
Fifield, William Moore, gentlemen, Jonathan Dearborn, yeoman, 
all of Stratham, and Peter Gilman, gentleman, of Exeter to divide 
the real estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE: WILLS 665 

Pro : of I Agreable To A Warrent To us Directed By The 

Newhamp r ) Hon ble Richard Waldron Esq r Judge of The Probate 
of wills &c authoriseing and Impowering us To make a division 
of The Real Estate of m r Richard Caley Late of Strathein Joyner 
Deces d among the Heirs of The S d Deces (l and There Legall Rep- 
resentitives and The Widow of S d Deces d 

We Have Proceeded and Made a division of The Same as fol° 
Viz* To Marey Widow of S d Deces d we have Set of for Her one 
Third Part of S d Estate one Peice of Land Bounded as fol viz. 
Begining at m r George Vezeys westerly Corner bounds (on The 
South Side of The Country Road That Leads To Portsm ) at The 
way and from Thence bounding on S d way upward twenty Rods 
To a Stake and from Thence South 59 East one Hundred and 
Thirty rods to a Stake which is about Six feet to y e Southward 
of a white oak Tree and Thence bounding East 59 N : To a 
Stake Standing at The Land belonging To The heirs of Benj a 
Levit and Thence north 48 W : bounding on s d heirs : Land To 
George Vezeys Land and Then on S d Vezeys Land To The bounds 
first mentiond and for her on Third Part of The house we have 
Set of The two Lower Rooms at The End of the house next The 
way with a fire Place In Each : as also the halfe Part of The Celer 
under That End the house. To be the back side half and for her 
Third Part of The Barn we have set of one third Part of It At 
The Southermost End as also a Privilede Conveint To Go To S d 
house and Barn To Improve The Same ; from The Cuntry Road — 

And To Richard Eldest Son of S d Deces d Wee Have Set of for his 
two Ninth Parts of S d Estate one Peice of Laud bounded as fol 1 
viz : Begining at The westerly Corner bounds of The Lot afors d 
(which is set of To the Widow) at The way and Thence bound- 
ing upward on S d way Nineteen Rods To a Stake Thence E : 2i° 
S : ninty four rods to a stake and Thence north 21 E : two rods 
to The widdows Lot, So bounding North 59 W : on The widows 
Lot To The way To the bounds first mentioned as also all The 
buildings Standing There on : Except the Part of buildings with 
The Priveledges Before Set of To The Widow for her Thirds— 



666 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

and : To William a son of S d Deces d we Have Set of for his 
one Ninth Part of S <1 Estate one Lot of Land Bounded as foloweth 
viz 1 Begining at The high way at The westerly Corner bounds of 
Richards afors (l Lot and So bounding Upward on The way twelve 
Rods To a Stake and Thence East 21 South ninty four rods and 
thence north 2i° E Twelve rods To A Stake It being Richards 
Southerly Corner bounds and Thence bounding on Richards Lot 
To The bounds at The way first mentioned 

And To Nicholas a Son of S d Daces' 1 we have Set of for his one 
Ninth Part of Said Estate one Lot of Land bounded as fol° viz 
Begining at Williams afors d westerly Corner bounds at The way 
and Thence bounding on The way twelve Rods To Palmers Land 
To a Stone marked R: C: and Thence East : 2i° S : bounding 
on Palmer and Chases Land ninty four rods To a Stake and 
Thence north 21° E twelve rods To Williams South Easterly Cor- 
ner bounds and Thence bounding on williams afors d Lot To The 
bounds at The way first mentioned 

And To John a Son of Said Deces d We have Set of for his one 
ninth Part In Said Estate one Lot of Land bounded as fol° viz* 
begining at the Southerly Corner bounds of Chaces Land at The 
way That Leads from The Cuntry Road up by owen Rouells and 
Thence bounded on The way upward twenty two rods and halfe 
To a Stake and Thence Riming North ab* 8° E To a Stake 
Standing in the Line of The widows Lot and Thence bounding 
on The widows Lot Noth 59 W : twenty Six rods & half To 
Rich d afors d head bounds and Thence bounding on the head of 
Richards Lot To wiliams Lot and Then on williams Lot To Nich- 
olas's Lot and Then on Nicholas Lot To Chases Land and Thence 
on Chases Land To The bound at the way first mentioned 

And To Thomas A Son of S d Deces d we have set of for his one 
ninth Part of Said Estate one Lot of Land Bounded as fol° Viz 1 
Begining at John afors d s Easterly Corner bounds at The Way 
and Thence bounding on the way Twenty Three rods and halfe 
To Richard Caleys Land and Thence North 27 E : Thirty five 
rods To a Stake bounding Part of the way on s d Richard Caleys 



NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 667 

Land and Thence North : 59 W : thirty six rods To Johns afors d 
northerly Corner bounds (at the widows Lot bounded Part of the 
way on the widows Lot :) and Thence on Johns Lot To The 
bounds at The way first mentioned 

And To Elizebath a Daughter of S (l Deces (l we have Set of for 
her one ninth Part of S (1 Estate one Lot of Laud : bounded as 
foloweth Viz 1 begining at The Corner bounds of The Land be- 
longing To the heirs of Benj a Levit afors d (at The high way That 
Leads from The Cuntry Road up by Abraham Stockbriges) and 
Thence bounding upward on S d way Ten Rods to a Stake and 
Thence on a Strait Line Through The Land To Thomas afors d 
his north Easterly Corner bounds of his Lot, and Thence bound- 
ing on Thomas his Lot twenty Eight rods to the head of The 
widows Lot, and Thence on the widows Lot to the Land belong- 
ing to Levits afors d heirs and thence on said heirs Land to the 
bounds at The way first mentioned — 

And To Abiah a Daughter of S d Deces d we have Set of for her 
one ninth Part of S d Estate one Lot of Land bounded as foloweth 
Viz 1 Begining at EHzebeths uper Corner bounds by The way and 
Thence bounding upward on The way fourteen rods wanting 
three feet, To a Stake and Thence Through the Land Keeping 
the Same distance from Elizabeths Land as at The way To Rich- 
ard Caleys Land to a Stake and thence bounding on Richard 
Caleys Land Twelve rods & a halfe To Thomas his Lot and 
Thence bounding on s d Thomas his Lot To Elizabeths Lot and 
Thence bounding On Elizabeths Lot To The bounds at The way 
first mentioned 

And : To Mary a Daughter of S d Deces d we have Set of her 
one ninth Part of S d Estate one Lot of Land bounded as fol° Viz 1 
begining at Abiahs Uper Corner bounds at The Way and Thence 
bounding on The way Eight rods wanting three feet, To John 
Rondlets Land and Thence bounding on Said Rondlets Land To 
Richard Caleys Land and Thence bounding on Said Caleys Land 
To Abiahs Lot and thence bounding on Abiahs Lot To The 
bounds at The way first mention d 



668 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 




ATUnefTkc Division of TAc XsUte of 

m-TticT^CxlcyCZateof Stra.™ Decca d )a.monjst -p. 

Tkejltivi and widow as Taken By J Sc(Uc oj V* Xo<L\ 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 669 

The Lots with There buts and bounds mentioned In This Re- 
turn are Clearly Described and marked out In the Plan of the 

division of said Estate hearwith Exhibited 

Strathem Aprill 24 th 1739 : 

Moses Leavit 
Edward Fifield 
Jonathan Dearborn 
Peter Gil man 
[Allowed April 25, 1739.] 



JAMES WALLACE 1737 LONDONDERRY 

[Administration on the estate of James Wallace of London- 
derry, husbandman, granted to his widow, Frances Wallace, Oct. 
26, 1737.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 315.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 26, 1737, authorizing William Moore and 
William Gilmore, both of Londonderry, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by William Moore and William Gilmore ; 
amount, ^193.18.6 ; no date.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate by Frances Logan, 
formerly widow of the deceased ; amount of personal estate, 
^72.18.6 ; expenditures, ^86.10.6 ; allowed May 30, 1739 ; men- 
tions " Keeping of a Child being a son of the Intestate from the 
17 th of April 1732 being then two year and a half old to this 
time."] 

[Guardianship of Robert Wallace, minor, aged less than four- 
teen years, son of James Wallace, granted to Thomas Horner of 
Londonderry, yeoman, Oct. 31, 1739.] 

[Guardianship of Robert Wallace, minor, aged more than four- 



670 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

teen years, son of James Wallace, granted to James Adams of Lon- 
donderry, yeoman, March 28, 1744.] 



JOHN BUZZELL 1737 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen I John Bussel of the town of Dover 
in the Province of New Hampshire in New England Husbandman 
being Sick & weak of body but of perfect Mind and Memory & 
knowing it Appointed for all men once to die do Commit my body 
to the Earth to be Buried in decent manner at the Discretion of my 
Exec r hereafter mentioned & my Spirit I Commit unto the hands 
of God that gave it And as Touching the worldly Estate wherewith 
it hath pleased God to Bless me In this life I Dispose of the same 
by this my last Will & Testament In the following manner viz 

Imprimis I Give & Bequeath to my Beloved wife Sarah Bussel 
the one half my Homestead Land that is to Say the one half the 
Produce or yearly Income of my Said Homestead Land to be de- 
livered to her my Said wife well and Seasonably housed yearly dur- 
ing her Natural life by my Exec r Hereafter named as also the use 
& Improvement f mv dwelling house and of the one half of my 
Barn during her Natural life And I also give to my Said wife to be 
Intirely at her disposal all my household Goods & three Cows two 
Stears above two years old Six Sheep & my Riding horse 

Item I Give to my Son John Bussel his heirs & assigns twenty 
acres of Land being part of my Common Right in the Said Town 
of Dover & the one half of my Undivided Lands in the Town of 
Rochester which I have also Convey 'd him by one Deed of Gift 
under my hand & Seal 

Item I Give to my Son William Bussel his heirs & assigns Ten 
acres of Land being part of my Common Right in the Said Town 
of Dover and the one half of my undivided Lands in S d Rochester 

Item I Give to my Son Henry Bussel whom I Nominate Consti- 
tute & Appoint Sole Exec r of this my Last Will & Testament To 
him his heirs & assigns forever the one half of my Said Home- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 67 1 

stead Land and the one half of my S fl Barn and at the Decease of 
my vSaid wife Sarah Bnssel I Give to my S (l Son Henry Bussel his 
heirs & assigns my Said Dwelling house & the other halves of my 
Said Homestead Land & Barn 

Item I give to my Son James & Isaac Bussel their heirs & as- 
signs my Sixty Acre Lot of Laud in the first division in the Said 
Town of Rochester and one hundred & forty acres of Land in my 
Second Division Lot in Said Rochester to be Equally Divided be- 
tween them which Land I have also Convey'd to them my Said 
Sons James & Isaac Bussel their heirs & Assigns by Deed of Gift 
under my hand & Seal 

Item I Give to my daughters Martha Brown & Elizabeth Bell 
their heirs & Assigns One hundred Acres of Land in my Said 
Second Division Lot in Said Rochester to be Equally Divided 
between them 

Item I Give to Daughters Sarah Roberts Margaret Demerit Mary 
Demerit Hannah Leighton & Ann Bussel fifty pounds that is to 
Say Ten pounds to Each of them in good Province Bills of Credit 
or in the Common Currency of the Said Province at the time of 
payment to be paid to them my Said Daughters their heirs or 
Assigns by my Said Executor herein mentioned within the term 
of Six Years after my Decease Utterly Dissannulling & Revoking 
all other Wills or Testaments by me in any wise named or made 
Ratifying and Confirming this & no Other to be my Last Will & 

Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & 

Seal this twenty fourth day of November anno Domini one thous- 
and Seven hundred & thirty Seven and in the Eleventh Year of 
His Majesty's Reign 

Signed Sealed Published and his 

And Declared by the Said John Jn° X Bussel 

Bussel to be his last Will & Tes- mark 

tament in the Presence of us 
Witnesses 

Paul Gerrish 

Samuel Emmerson 

Jon a Cooshing 



672 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Proved Feb. 28, 1738/9.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 439.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 28, 1738, authorizing Eli Dement, Jr., and 
John Huckins, both of Dover, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Huckins and EH Demerit, Jr. ; 
amount, ^736.5.10; attested May 30, 1739.] 



SHADRACH WALTON 1737 NEWCASTLE 

In the Name of God Amen I Shadrach Walton of the Town of 
New Castle in the Province of New Hampshire Esq 1 " * 

Item all the remainder of my Personal Estate I give and be- 
queath unto my Well-beloved Wife to be at her own Disposal as 
She Shall think fit for her Comfortable Support & for that end I 
also Devise & bequeath unto her the Sole use & Improvement of 
all my Real Estate be the Same in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire or else where for & during the term of her Natural Life 

Item I Give & bequeath unto my Son George Walton (over & 
above what I have already given him out of my Estate by Deeds 
& otherways) five pounds to be paid him by the Surviving Exec r of 
this my Last Will & Testament out of my Estate according to the 
Discretion of my Exec r afores d the Said Sum of five pounds to 
be paid my Son George after the Decease of his Mother, my Said 
Wife. 

Item I Will Devise & bequeath all the Residue of my Estate 
after the payment of my Debts funeral Charges & the Said Legacy 
to my Said Son George, and after the Decease of my Said Wife, 
And all my Lands & other Real Estate of what nature or kind 
Soever & wheresoever to & among my other Children Viz Benja- 
min Walton Elizabeth Keese Abigail Long Sarah Sheaff & Mary 
Randall to have and to hold to them their heirs & Assigns forever 
in Equal Shares to be Divided 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 673 

Lastly I do hereby utterly Revoke disannul & make Void all 
other Wills & Testaments by me in any manner heretofore made 
Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will & 
Testament And by these presents Constitute and Appoint my Said 
Wife & my Said Son Benjamin to be Execut rs of this my Last 
Will & Testament — In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my 
hand & Seal the fifth Day of December Anno Domini 1737 And 
in the Eleventh Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George 
the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ire- 
land King Defender of the Faith &c 

Signed Sealed published & Shadrach Walton 

pronounced by the Said Shadrach 
Walton as his last Will & Testa- 
ment in Presence of us — 

John Newmarch Jun r 

Peter Greley 

William Parker 

[Proved July 28, 1742.] 

[Warrant, July 28, 1742, authorizing Joseph Newmarch and 
Benjamin Downing, both of Newcastle, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 26, 1742; amount, ^1208.12.0; signed by 
Joseph Newmarch and Benjamin Downing.] 



JOSEPH DANIELL 1737 DOVER 

In the Name of God amen the Eleventh Day of December Anno 
Domini one thousand Seven hundred & thirty Seven Joseph Daniel 
Senior of the Town of Dover within his Majesty's Province of New 
Hampshire in New England Husbandman Being Sick and weak 
in body * 

Imprimis I Give and Bequeath to Jane my Dearly Beloved wife 
all my movable Goods and Cattle and the third of what Shall be 
4.3 



674 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Raised and Levyed out of my Estate yearly with all my housel 
goods Debts and movable Effects — Item I Give to my well Be- 
loved son Joseph Daniel a deed of Gift of a Third Share of Right 
in the town of Rochester — Item I Give unto my well Beloved 
Daughter Mary Fowler the Sum of ten pound in money to be 
raised out of my Estate and paid five years after my Decease — 
Item I give unto my well Beloved Daughter Ann Chesley the Sum 
of Ten pounds to be raised out of my Estate & paid five years after 
my Decease — Item I Give and bequeath unto my well beloved 
Son John Daniel ten pounds in money to be rais'd & Levyed out 
of my Estate five years after my Decease— Item I Give to my 
well beloved Son David Daniel the Sum of Ten pounds in money 
to be raised out of my Estate & paid five years after my Decease 
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my well beloved Daughter 
Abigail Daniel the Sum of Fifteen pounds in money to be raised 
out of my Estate five years after the Decease Item I give and 
Bequeath unto my well beloved Sons Jonathan Daniel and Jacob 
Daniel whom I Constitute make & ordain my whole Executorixs 
of this my Last will and Testament all and Singular my house 
place & out Lands to be Equally Divided between my Executors 
that is to say Jonathan and Jacob that is to say that one Shall not 
have a Better Share than the Other by them to be possessed and 
enjoyed and I Do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke and Disannul 
All and other former Testaments wills Legacys and Bequests 
and Executors by me in any ways before named willed and be- 
queathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my 
Last Will and Testament in Witness whereof I have hereunto set 

my hand and Seal the Day and year above witten 

Signed Sealed published pro- Joseph Daniel 

nounced and Delivered by the 
Said Joseph Daniel as his Last 
will and Testament in the pres- 
ence of us the Subscribers — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 675 

Hercules Moony 
James Layton 
Jonathan Harrman 
[Proved Oct. 30, 1745.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 470.] 

[Warrant. Oct. 30, 1745, authorizing Eli Demerit and William 
Hill, both of Dover, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 27, 1745 ; amount, ,£1396.9.0; signed by Eli 
Demerit and William Hill.] 



JEREMIAH CONNOR 1737 EXETER 

In The Name of God Amen I Jeremiah Conner of Exeter in the 
Province of New Hampshire in New England Husbandman being 
in health of body * * * 

Item I give to my four sons Jonathan Philip Samuel and Benja- 
min my Rite in Gilman Town & Likewise my Rite in Exeter 
Commons being proportioned an Hundred acres be it more or less 
to be Equally divided between them 

Item I give to my Daughter Hannah Rawlings fifty Pounds in 
money to be paid by my Executor hereafter named 

Item I give to my Daughter Anne Lyford fifty Pounds in money 
to be paid by my Executor hereafter named 

Item I give to my son Benjamin Conner my Dwelling house & 
Barn & all the Land adjoyning to it Commonly called my home 
lot Bounding upon the Rhoad Running up to bloody brook & 
upon the land of Thomas Webster & John Bean Deceased as the 
fence now stands & then by Moses Gilmans land till it comes to 
the Land of Jonathan Gilman & then Bounding upon the Land of 
Jonathan Gilman to the highway first Mentioned I Likewise give 
to my son Benjamin all my land at the meadow not alredy Dis- 
posed of & now in my possession and the Barn standing upon it 
the said Land Lying in Exeter at a place called bloody Brook and 



6j6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Bounding upon the Land I gave to my son Jonathan Conner till 
it comes to the fence adjoyning to the Great meadow & then 
Bounding upon the Land of Bartholomew Thing Esq r till it comes 
to the Land he bought of Daniel Young & so Bounding upon that 
Land till it comes to the Land he Bought of Robert Wadleigh & 
so Bounding upon that Land till it comes to the Land of Richard 
York & so Bounding upon the Land of Richard York to the Land 
of Jonathan Conner first Mentioned I Likewise Give him my Indin 
Man salvo & all my stock of Cattle sheep & swine & all my Move- 
ables within Doors & without 

Finally my will is and I do hereby appoint my son Benjamin 
Conner sole Executor to this my Last will & Testament he paying 
all my Just Debts & Legacies above Mentioned & I do hereby 
Revoke Disanull & make Void all former wills & Testaments by 
me heretofore made in Witness whereof I have to this my Last 
will & Testament set my hand & seal this twentieth Day of De- 
cember anno Domini One thousand Seven hundred & thirty Seven 

Signed Sealed & Owned In Jeremiah Conner 

Presence of us 

John Lord 

John Gordon 

Theophilus Smith 

[Proved Sept. 24, 1740.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 58.] 



BENJAMIN CRAM 1737 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Benjamin Cram of Hampton 
granted to Jonathan Cram of Exeter, housewright, Dec. 28, 1737.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 302.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 28, 1737, authorizing Joseph Tilton and Na- 
thaniel Healey, both of Hampton, gentlemen, to appraise the estate 
of Benjamin Cram of Hampton, yeoman, administration of which 
is granted to his oldest son, Jonathan Cram of Exeter, housewright.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE) WILLS 677 

[Inventory, Feb. 20, 1737/8; amount, ^1085.13.0; signed by 
Joseph Tilton and Nathaniel Healey.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of personal estate, ^535.13.0; expenditures, ^38.8.9; allowed 
May 30, 1739.] 



ISAAC SUMNER 1737 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Isaac Sumner of Portsmouth, 
shopkeeper, granted to his widow, Deborah Sumner, Dec. 30, 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 417.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 10, 1739, authorizing Philip Reed and Daniel 
Jackson, Jr., both of Portsmouth, shopkeepers, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 28, 1739 ; amount, ^1720.9.9 ; signed by 
Daniel Jackson, Jr., and Philip Reed ; attested by Deborah Water- 
house, formerly Deborah Sumner, Dec. 26, 1739,] 

[Guardianship of Mary Sumner, minor, aged more than four- 
teen years, daughter of Isaac Sumner, granted to William Shack- 
ford Oct. 29, 1740.] 



RICHARD PENHALLOW 1737/8 

St. Christophers Jan? 16. 1737/8 
I Rich d Penhallow being Very much out of Order and not know- 
ing how the All Mighty God may Deal with me do Committ my 
Soul to him that Gave itt and being in my Right Sences do Give 
and bequeth to my Loveing Sister Abigale King Wife to Cap* 
William King of Portsmouth in New England and her heirs for 
Ever all and Every part or parcell of Land's houses or Chatties 



678 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

that I have A Right to Off my Deceaced Faters or Mothers Estate 
or any other that Shall belong to me Either Devided or uudevided 
and Desire Theodore Atkinson Esq r & Cap 1 William King to be 
my Executors to see this my Last Will and Testiment Executed — 

Wittness Richard Penhallow 

Rob 1 Pike 

Tho s Adams 

James Leach 

[Proved July 30, 1740.] 



SUSANNA SIMPSON 1737/8 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Susanna Simpson of Portsm in 

the Province of New Hamp e widow being sick & weak in body 

* * * 

Item I give & bequeath unto my Cousin Tho s Buttler fifty five 
pounds w ch is due to me from him by Bond or Instrum 1 given by 
him to my late Husband Tho s Simpson & w ch in the Division of 
my Said Husbands Estate fell to my part thereof — Item all the rest 
residue & remaind r of my Estate Real person 1 or Mixt or of what 
nature or kind soever the Same is or wheresoever the same is or 
Shall be found I give Devise & bequeath the Same unto my two 
Cousins marry Follit & Hannah Blagden to be Equally Divided 
between them their heirs & Asigns for Ever Lastly I Constitute & 
Appoint my S d Cousin Marry Follit to be Sole Executrix of this 
my Last Will & Testament & do hereby revoke Disannul & make 
void all & every other will & Testament by me in any manner 
heretofore made Appointing this & no other to be my Last will & 
Testament In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & 
Seal the twentieth Day of January Anno Domini 1737/8 & in y e 
Eleventh Year of his Majesty's Reign — 

Signed Sealed published & her 

Declard by the S d Susanna Susanna X Simpson 

Simpson to be her Last will & mark 

Testament in presence of us 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 679 



Joseph Welch 

Sarah Peirce 

William Parker 

[Proved March 28, 1739.] 



EDWARD WELLS 1737/8 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Edward Wells of Portsmouth, 
yeoman, granted to John Wells of Portsmouth, fisherman, Feb. 
16, 1737/8.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 310.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 16, 1737/8, authorizing George Walker and 
James Clarkson, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of Ed- 
ward Wells, administration of which is granted to his son, John 
Wells.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 20, 1737/8 ; amount, ^560.17.1 ; signed by 
George Walker and James Clarkson.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of personal estate, ^235.17.1 ; expenditures, ^30.7.8 ; 
allowed Feb. 15, 1738/9, and ordered that the estate be divided, 
"two ninth parts to Edward Wells Son & representative of Ed- 
ward Wells late of Portsmouth afores d Eldest Son of the Said 
Intestate now Deceased and one Ninth part to Each of the Other 
Children of the Said Intestate or their Legal Representatives who 
are John Wells Samuel Wells Jeffry Wells Elizabeth Drout Be- 
thiah Conners Zebulun Wells and John Brown Son & Legal 
Representative of Deborah Brown Daughter of the Said Intestate 
now Deceased."] 

[Warrant, Feb. 19, 1738/9, authorizing James Clarkson, James 
Jeffry, James Moses, Edward Cate, and Samuel Beck, all of Ports- 
mouth, to divide the estate.] 



680 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Pursuant to a Warrant from the Honourable Richard Waldon 
Esq r (Judge of Probate of Wills and granting Letters of Adminis- 
tration) for the Province of Newhampshire, Dated the 19 th day of 
ffebruary 1738/9 : to us Directed to make Divission of the Real & 
^sonal Estate of Edward Wells Late of Portsmouth in Said 
Province Marriner Deceasd, amongst the Said Wells's Children 
and their Representatives 

Accordingly Wee the Subscribers hereof have Carefully Sur- 
veyd the Real Estate and Divided it into Nine Equall parts ; 
according to the best of our Judgment and made Draughts of Each 
Divission and numbred them ; as on this Sheet of paper : and do 
allot To Edward Wells : the Grandson of the Deceasd Edward 
Wells abovesaid, & Son of his Eldest son Edward Wells (also 
Deceasd) the Land lying on the South Easterly Side of m r John 
Langs at Sagamores Creek, being N° 1 : and also the Southern 
Part of the marsh next ambrose Sloopers being also Number 
1 : and Divided from the northerly part of the marsh number 
3 by Stakes ; the first Stake at the northerly Corner of the Cove 
in the marsh and runs Strait over to another Stake on the 
Southeasterly Side of the marsh, which is Ten Rods down 
from the Eastermost stake that divides Sloopers marsh from this 
marsh of Wells's, and these two lotts Numbered (1) with about 
twenty Rod of marsh being a landing place for the Said Land by 
John Langs aforesaid ; to be the Double Share & is Divided at the 
North End from the Lott Number two ; by a Strait Line from the 
Side of a verry Steep Rock by said John Langs fence, up to an- 
other Steep Rock by Akermans Land at the Fence : this Lott or 
double Share always allowing passage for Driving Creatures, or 
Hauling Haye &c a from the Lot N° 2 out to Jones's Corner to the 
Proprietors of the Lott number two & their assigns for Ever 

To John Wells for his Single Share of Land ; We allot, the Lott 
Number 2 Bounded from Number 1 : as above : by John Lang on 
the West ; by Benjamin Akarman on the northerly Side 

To Zebulon Wells We allot the Lott No 3, Joyning on Nathaniel 
Lang, and also the Northerly End of the marsh No. 3 : Divided 



new Hampshire: wills 68i 

from N° i : as above, with all the thatch beds to the Northward of 
the Dividing Line aforesaid, 

The Hoinsted Land and Houses we Divide as follows viz 1 
i To Samuell Wells the Lower West Roome and Lott N° i : 
Next Monsons Land being 66 foot front on the Rhoad, and carry- 
ing that Same Breadth of Sixty Six foot back by Monsons Land : 
to the Town feild ; and to have y e South half of the Garret in the 
West End, 

2 To Elizabeth Drought the upper West roome and Lott N° 4 : 
being Eighty two foot and a half fronting on the Rhoad and car- 
rying that same breadth Back to the Town feild parralel to Mon- 
sons Line : and to have the north half of the West Garret with 
Liberty of passage into to it 

3 To Bethiah Conner we allot the East Roome and Lot N° 3 : 
with the south halfe of the Celler and South halfe of the Garret in 
the East End, allowing passage in the Celler & Garret to go into 
the north halfe 

4 to John Brown the Son of Deborah we allot the upper East 
Room and the north halfe of the Celler and north halfe of the 
Garret with Libberty of passage into Each, and the Lott Number 
two being Sixty Six foot fronting on the Rhoad and Carrying that 
Same breadth back to the Town feild parralel to Monsons Line 

To Jeffry Wells we allot the old House, Cow house, and Lott 
number five fronting on the Rhoad, and going by the Line of the 
Lott n° 4— to the Town Feild, 

We also Say that those that have the East End of the House 
make a Cellar dore in the Entry instead of where it now Stands in 
the West Roome ; and that and the staire way into the Garret to 
be in Common to those Concern'd 

and also that on the South Side of the House, there be a yard 
rome left the length of the House fifteen foot from the House, and 
that to be in common to those 4 parts made in the House 



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James Clarkson 
James Jeffry 
James Moses 
Edward Cate 
Samuel Beck 
[Then follows a division of the personal property.] 



JOHN ROWELL 1737/8 CHESTER 

[Elizabeth Rowell, widow, renounces administration on the 
estate of her husband, John Rowell, in favor of her brother, Enoch 
Colby; attested at Londonderry Feb. 17, 1737/8.] 

[Administration on the estate of John Rowell of Chester, hus- 
bandman, granted to Enoch Colby of Chester, husbandman, Feb. 
22, 1737/8.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 328.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 22, 1737/8, authorizing Ebenezer Dearborn and 
Samuel Emerson, both of Chester, yeomen, to appraise the estate, 
administration of which is granted to Enoch Colby of Chester.] 

[Inventory of the estate of John Rowell of Chester, March 4, 
1737/8; amount, ^142.11.0; signed by Ebenezer Dearborn and 
Samuel Emerson.] 

[List of claims against the estate ; amount, ^72.1.0; mentions 
"Due to the Widow for keeping a Child of the Said Intestate 
Eleven months & two Weeks"; also "Due to the Widow for 
Keeping Another Child of the Said Intestate One year (about 4 
months Old When the Said Intestate Died."] 

[Petition of the administrator for license to sell real estate ; no 
date.] 

[License to the administrator, May 31, 1738, to sell real estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 347.] 



684 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

JOHN DAVIS 1737/8 PORTSMOUTH 

[Petition of Joseph Buss and Hannah Paine, in behalf of them- 
selves and other heirs to the estate of John Davis of Portsmouth, 
joiner, for a new valuation of the repairs and rents of the estate; 
granted Feb. 23, 1737/8.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 12, p. 264.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 17, 1737/8, authorizing Michael Whidden, 
gentleman, and Moses Noble, mason, both of Portsmouth, to view 
the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 12, p. 266.] 

[Warrant, April 29, 1741, authorizing Stephen Greenleaf and 
Nathaniel Mendum, gentlemen, William King, mariner, William 
Bennett, joiner, and Daniel Jackson, blockmaker, all of Ports- 
mouth, to divide the estate of John Davis of Portsmouth, joiner, 
among Timothy Davis of Portsmouth, joiner, half-brother, Samuel 
Davis, brother, Lydia Buss, sister, wife of Joseph Buss, Hannah 
Paine, sister, wife of John Paine of Portsmouth, mariner, and the 
children of Elizabeth Cotton, sister, deceased.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 152.] 

Portsmouth New Hampshire 



We whose Names are under written being Appointed a Com- 
mittee by the order of tire Hon ble Richard Waldron Esq r Judge of 
Probates in the Province of New Hampshire to Settle and Divide 
the house and Land which was formerly John Davises Lying and 
being between Coi° Joseph Sherburne's and Cap* Stephen Green- 
leaf's in Portsmouth and now in Possession of Samuel Davis and 
have brought the Same into Proportion as by the Plan doth make 
appear Each party being as by their own Draft and Numbers ap- 
pears Viz 1 — 

Samuel Davis N° (3) being 9 feet up and Down — Lydia Buss 
(2) 11 feet D°— Hannah Pain (1) 12 feet D°— Elizabeth Cotton's 
Children (4) 8 feet D°— 



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Given under our hands and Seals this 29 th Day July Anno 
Dom 1 74 1 — 

Stephen Greenleaf 
Nath 11 Mendum 

William Bennett 
To our trouble and Expences ^4:5.0. 

Note the above Named Dividers were Sworn but no Person ap- 
pearing to move anything further nor to Pay the Court fees the 
Papers were ril'd till that Shou'd be done 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 153.] 



JOHN DOW 1737/8 HAMPTON 

In the name of God amen the sixth day of march one thousand 
seven hundred and thirtyseven Eight. I John Dow of Hampton in 
the Province of newhampshire in newingland yoman Being sick 
and weak of Body * * * 

Amp I give and Bequeth unto my true and wellbelved wife han- 
nah dow all the moveabls stufs in the house to dispose of as she 
shall se meet : and one half of my orchard as Long as she shall re- 
main my widdow excepting one row of apeltrees hearin after men- 
tioned and that she shall have the west room in my house during 
the time of hur remaining my widow & my Executor hearafter 
named Purvide for my wife hannah Dow a cow & keeP hur sumer 
& wintor so long as she remains my widow & my will & Pleasure 
is that my Executor hearin aftor named do take Care of his mother 
my now wife hannah Dow dureing the time of hur remaining my 
widow to Provid for & comfurtabley to maintain hur Both in sick- 
ness & in health in all things suitable & coveanint or Elce hur 
thirds 

Itam I give and Bequeth unto my son John Dow to my six daf- 
ters as I shall hearafter metioned my son John Dow I Bequeth & 
give twenty Shillings in or as money with what I have allready 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 687 

don & more Especial y By the deed from Dolton to mack up his 
Portion & my will Is that my Executor hearin aftornamed do : 
Pay all my Lawful Dets which are due owing from me in con- 
veuiant time aftor my Decease farther my will is that my Execu- 
tor hearaftor named Pay to his six sisters the soms hear aftor men- 
tionned 

Itam to my daftor liannah Page teen Pound in or as money 
within tue years aftor my Deceas : & to my daughter Judith dow 
Six Pound in or as money within tue years aftor my Decease : & 
to my daughtor martha Coner Six Pounds in or as money with in 
three years aftor my Decease : & to my daughtor Sarah frye six 
Pounds in or as money three years aftor my Decease : & to my 
daughtor rchel Dow six Pounds in or as mony within thre years 
aftor my deceace : & to my daughter Phebe Dow six Pounds in or 
as money within three years aftor my Decease & that my thre 
Daughtors Judith & Rachel & Phebe a Bove named Shall have 
the use and Benifit of the East room of my house to Dwell in as 
Long as thay live on marid & forty rods of land to the south of 
the orchord wheare thay shall chuse within one month aftor my 
Decease to have one row of aPPletres the second row one the 
south side of the orchard runing East and west through said 
orchard & the liberty of Cuting of sutble fire wood to Burn in the 
East room in my now dweling houce above mentioned as any of 
them shall se convenant one the land wheare I now Dwell Dure- 
ing the time that any of them live on marid 

Itam I give & Bequath unto my son Benjamin dow all my 
homested Besids what I Bove dissposd of houseing orchard stock 
of catel & movables without Dors to him & his heirs ofrever a 
Peice of land above the falls reivr now in my Posiion & all my 
marsh & medow in salsbury called the cow comon medow & all 
my marsh & thach ground Lying at the cros Beach in salsbury all 
that Is now my land and marsh & medow ground that shall Ever 
hearaftor aPire to Be mine & 

Lastly I Do Constitute ordain and aPPoint my son Benjamin 
Dow my Sole Executor to this My Last will and testament Re- 



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voicing Disalwing And Makeing uterly Void all will or wills Tes- 
tament or Testaments heretofore By me made Either In word or 
wrighting Ratifieing and Conferming this my Last will and no 
other In the Reign of King Georg the Seccond over Grat Britn 
and so forth conferming this my Last will & no other In wittnis 
whear of I have Set to my hand & fixed my Seall the Day of the 
Date first a Bove writtn 

Signed sealed Published and John dow 

declared to Be the Last will & 
Testament of John Dow in Pres- 
ence of us wittnises 

Amos Cass 

Samuel Smith 

Winthrop Dow 

[Proved Nov. 28, 1744.] 



JOB JUDKINS 1737/8 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen I Job Judkins of Exeter in the Pro- 
vince of New Hamps r in New England Blacksmith being Weak 
of Body * ' 

Item I Give to my Son Job Judkins five and twenty Acres of 
Land which I have Lying in Exeter at a Place Commonly Called 
Smarts Creek besides What I have Given him already & all my 
Land Lying in the Common Feild by Estimation an Acre be it 
more or Less — 

Item I Give to my Son Joel Judkins Fifteen Acres of Land 
Lying in Exeter Near Lamprele River besides the Fifteen Acres 
I have Given him by Deed — 

Item I Give to my Sons Josiah Judkins & John Judkins Sixty 
Acres of my Common Right to be Equally Divided between them 
& five & twenty Acres of Land Lying in Exeter at a Place Called 
Spocasset to be Equally Divided between them — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 689 

Item I Give to my Grandson Thomas Edgerly Ten Arces of my 
Common Right — 

Item I Give to my Daughter Abigail Edgerly ten pounds in 
money & an Ewe & a Lamb — 

Item I Give to my Son Benjamin's Daughter Susanna Judkins 
thirty pounds in money & an Ewe & a Lamb When She is of 
Age- 
Item I Give to my Son John Twenty pounds in money When 
he Comes of Age — 

Item I Give to my Brother Benjamin Judkins my Ten Acre 
Right if he Can Get it 

Item I Give to my Son Job ten pounds in Bills of Credit & to 
Jonathan my Book Debts & Bonds & What is any ways due to 
me — 

Item I Give to my Well Beloved wife Elizabeth Judkins my 
Dwelling house & Barn & all my Land Adjoining to it known by 
the name of my home place Supposed to be Twenty five acres 
be it more or Less for her Own use & Improvement During her 
Natural Life And all my Moveables Within Doors & Without & 
all my Stock of Cattle Sheep & Swine not already Disposed of to 
be to her Own use & at her Own Disposal — 

Item I Give to my Son Jonathan Judkins my Dwelling house & 
Barn & all the Land Adjoining to it known by the Name of my 
home Place Supposed to be Twenty five Acres be it more or Less 
he paying my Just Debts Legacies above mentioned & Funeral 
Charges & to have the house & Land after his mothers Decease — 

Finally My Will is and I Do hereby Appoint my Son Jona n 
Judkins Sole Executor to this my Last Will & Testament hereby 
Revoking Disannulling & making void all former Wills & Tes- 
tam ts by me heretofore made In Witness Whereof I have here- 
unto Set my hand & Seal this Tenth Day of march Anno Domini 
One thousand Seven Hundred & thirty Seven Eight 



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Signed Sealed & Delivered In Job Judkins 

Presence of us 

Thomas Robinson 
Phillip Wadleigh 
Mary Wadleigh 
[Proved April 26, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 332.] 



CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK 1737/8 NEWCASTLE 

In the Name of God Amen the fifteenth day of March 1737/8 I 
Christopher Federick of New Castle in the Province of New 
Hampshire Innholder * * * 

I Give & Bequeath to Mary my dearly beloved wife all my 
Estate both Real and Personal of what kind and Denomination 
Soever during her Natureal Life She paying all my Just debts and 
funeral Charges and if She Shall have Occasion in her Lifetime to 
dispose or Sell all or any part of my Said Estate I do Give her 
full power and Good Authority So to do. And what Remains of 
my Estate after her death and decent burial I Give and Bequeath 
unto my Daughter Mary for her use and Improvement and at her 
decease I Give it to her Children Lawfully Begotten of her body 
and to their heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns forever 
Equally to be divided amongst them. And I do Constitute make 
and Ordain my Said wife my Sole Executrix of this my Last will 
and Testament all and Singular my Lands Messuages and Tene- 
ments by her freely to be Possessed and Enjoyed and I do hereby 
utterly disallow Revoke and disannul all and every other former 
Testaments Wills Legacies and Bequests Executed by me in any 
ways before Named willed and Bequeathed Ratifying and Confirm- 
ing this and no other to be my Last will & Testament In Witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the day and year 
abovewritten — 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 691 

Sign'd Seal'd Published Pro- Christopher Federick 

nounced declared by Said Fed- 
erick to be his Last Will and 
Testament in the Presence of 

Hugh Reed 

Nathan White 

Jos. Newmarch 

[Proved Oct. 5, 1741.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 132.] 



SAMUEL BEAN 1737/8 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen I Samuel Bean Sen r of Exeter in 
the Province of New Hampshire in New England Husbandman 
being Weak of Body * 

Item I Give to my Daughter Margaret March twenty pounds 
in Money or passable Bills of Credit to be paid her within twelve 
Months after my Decease 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Anne Bean twenty pounds in 
Money or Passable Bills of Credit to be paid her within twelve 
Months after my Decease — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter in Law Judith Swet twenty 
pounds in Money or passable Bills of Credit to be paid her in a 
year after my Decease — 

Item I Give to my Son Curtis Bean five pounds in Money or in 
passable Bills of Credit to be paid him within twelve Months after 
my Decease — 

Item I Give unto my Son Samuel Bean the Whole of my Com- 
mon Right in the township of Exeter being by Estimation fifty 
Acres be it more or Less — 

Item I Give unto my Executor hereafter Named the Whole of 
my home Land being By Estimation Eighty Seven Acres be it 
more or Less it being the Whole of the Hundred & forty Acres 
Laid Out to John Bean Sen r & Samuel Bean Excepting the forty 



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Acres Sold to Jerem h Connor & the thirteen Acres Sold to True- 
worthy Dudley as by their Deeds may more fully Appear as also 
all my Moveable Estate and all my Land Lying or Being in Ex- 
eter Except the Common Right Before Disposed of — 

Finally My Will is and I do hereby Appoint Bartholomew 
Thing Esq r of Exeter afores d my Sole Exec r to this My Last Will 
& Testament And My Will is that he Shall Sell Convey Dispose 
or make Sale of all or any part of the Moveables or afores d tract 
of Land Given to him So far as shall be Needfull for the payment 
of my Just debts Legacies & Funeral Charges & Furthermore My 
Will is that after the payment of my Just Debts Legacies & Fune- 
ral Charges the Residue of the Land Shall go to my Son Samuel 
Bean — And I Do hereby Revoke Disannul & Make void all 
former Wills made by me heretofore In Witness Whereof I the S d 
Samuel Bean have hereunto Set my hand Seal this twenty first 
Day of March Annoque Domini One thousand Seven Hundred 
& thirty Seven or thirty Eight — 

Signed Signed & owned in Samuel Bean 

Presence of us 

Jeremiah Bean 

Abner Dollof 

Philip Wadleigh 

[Proved May 31, 1738. The executor, Bartholomew Thing, 
being dead, administration with will annexed was granted to 
Samuel Bean of Falmouth, Me., husbandman, a son.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 344.] 

[Warrant, May 31, 1738, authorizing John Lord and Peter 
Gilman, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 369.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 30, 1738 ; amount, ^614.0.0 ; signed by John 
Lord and Peter Gilman.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 693 

JONATHAN WIGGIN 1737/8 STRATHAM 

In the Name of God Amen The twenty third Day of March 
One Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty Seven Eight I Jonathan 
Wiggen of the town of Stratham in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire in New England Gent, being very Weak in Body * 

* * 

Imprimis my Debts & Funeral Charges being paid I Give & 
Bequeath to my True & Well Beloved Wife One third part of all 
my Estate Real & Personal During her Natural Life — 

Item I Give to my Well Beloved Daughter Sarah Hill Thirty 
One pounds three Shillings & ten pence Besides What She hath 
Already Received to be paid by my Executors within one year 
after the proof of this Will 

Item I Give to my Well Beloved Daughter Anne Jewet the Sum 
of Seventy pounds Nine Shillings & Five pence Besides What 
She hath already Received to be paid by my Execut rs within three 
years after the proof of this Will 

Item I Give to my Well Beloved Daughter Mary Perkins the 
Sum of One Hundred pounds Eleven shillings & Nine pence Be- 
sides what She hath already Received to be paid by my Execut" 
within Five years after the Proof of this Will — 

Item I Give to my Well Beloved Son Andrew Wiggen all my 
Meadow Land Marsh & Flats Lying in Stratham Bounded oh the 
Northwest upon Exeter River & on the Southwest by the Mouth 
of a Creek Commonly Called the Hay Creek on the North East Side 
by the mouth of a Creek Commonly Called & known by the Name 
of the house Creek & Running up Said Creek untill it comes to a 
Pitch Pine Tree which is Sam 11 Pipers Bounds & So Running By 
Said Pipers Land untill it comes to the Country Road & the South 
West Side Running by the Land of William Pottle to the aforesaid 
Country Road Together With my dwelling House & Barns & all 
the Priveledges & Appurtenances belonging thereunto — 

Item I Give to my Son Andrew Wiggen my Land meadow 
Grounds Marsh the Ferry House & Barn wijth all the Priviledge 



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or Privilidges for Building of Mills Bounded as Followeth on the 
North East Side by the hay Creek on the North West by the 
River on the South West by the Bass Creek & Running up from 
Said River between the two Creeks untill it Meets with my Bro- 
ther's Andrew's Wiggens Land 

Be it Known to all Men thay my Will is that my Son Andrew 
Wiggen Shall have no Power to Sell the above mentioned 
Premises 

Item I Give to My Son Andrew Wiggen all my Lands above 
the Country Road that Leads from Stratham to Exeter together 
with all the Rights & Titles I Have to any Lands Whatsoever — 
Item I Give to my Son Andrew Wiggen all my Stock of Horses 
neat Cattle Sheep Hogs Excepting His mothers thirds — 
Item I Give to my Son Andrew Wiggin my Desk — 
Item I Give to my Well Beloved Daughter Hannah Wiggen 
Three Hundred pounds to be paid Fifty pounds on marriage Day 
or at Eighteen years of Age & then Fifty Pounds a year untill the 
Whole is Compleated to Be paid By my Son Andrew Wiggen — 

I Give to my well Beloved Daughter Lydia Wiggen three Hun- 
dred Pounds to be paid Fifty Pounds on Marriage Day or at Eigh- 
teen years of Age & then Fifty Pounds a year untill the Whole 
Sum is Compleated to be paid By my Son Andrew Wiggen — 

Item I Give to my Apprentice Samuel Neal Thirty pounds in 
Money or Cattle at money Price Provided he Faithfully Serves 
His Prentiship out (Besides What I am Obliged to Give him by 
his Indenture) to be paid by my Son Andrew Wiggen — 

Item I Give to my true & Loving Wife all my Houshold Stuff 
During her Widow Hood after which it is my Will th 1 they 
Should be Equally Divided Among all My Daughters- 
Item I Constitute make & Ordain my Loving Nephews Cor 1 
Thomas Wiggen & Bradstreet Wiggen the Exect" of this my Last 
Will and Testament & do Enable them to the Performance thereof 
I Give them full Power and authority to Demand Sue & Recover 
all my Debts to use & Improve the Same in Paying Debts & 
Funeral Charges & the Over Plus to be Improved in paying my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 695 

Daughters Legacies And I do hereby utterly Disallow revoke & 
Disannul all & Every other former Testaments wills Legacies and 
Bequests & Executors by me in any ways before Named Willed 
& Bequeathed Ratifying & Confiming this & no Other to be my 
Last will & Testament In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set 
my hand & Seal the day & year above Mentioned 

Signed Sealed Pronounced Jonathan Wiggen 

Published & Declared by the Said 
Jon a Wiggen as his Last will & 
Testament in Presence of us the 
Subscribers 

Jonathan Piper 
her 

Anne X Gibson 
mark 

Tho s Tufts 

[Proved May 31, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 337.] 

[Warrant, May 31, 1738, authorizing Moses Leavitt and Joshua 
Neal, housewright, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 371.] 

[Inventory, June 20, 1738; amount, ^5601.1.3; signed by 
Moses Leavitt and Joshua Neal.] 



JANE MATTOON 1738 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Jane Mattoon of Exeter, widow, 
granted to Edward Hall of Newmarket, gentleman, March 29, 
1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 335.] 



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SETH FOGG 1738 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen : This 20 th Day of April : 1738 : I 
Seth Fogg of Exeter In y e Province of Newhampshire In New- 
england : Being Now Weak & Sick in body * * * 

Imprimes : I Give unto my Beloved Wife meribah Fogg the 
Improvement of all my Estate Both Rael & Personal 1 untill my 
Son John Fogg be Twenty one years old : & then She is to have 
one half of my house Where I Now Dwell : & one Third Part of 
my Barn : & one Third Part of all my lands & medow Ground : 
She is to Improve So long as She Shall live : 

Itaim I Give unto my Son John Fogg one Half of my house 
where I Now Dwell & two Thirds of my Barn & two Thirds of my 
land & medow Ground Where I Now Dwell : Which is to be under 
Stood two Thirds of my home Stead : When he Shall Come to y e 
age of Twenty one years old : & y e other half of my house & y e 
other thirds of my Barn : & the other Third of my land & medow 
Ground Which lyes att Home near to y e afore s d house : he is to 
have att his s d mothers Decease 

Itaim I Give unto my Son Jonathan Fogg one Half of all my 
Right I have to any out land in y e s d town of Exeter : Whether 
Divided or undivided he is to have one Half of it : & one Half of 
all my land I have in y e Town of Chichester : & one Hundred 
Pounds : Fifty Pounds of it in Pasable bills of Credett : & y e other 
Fifty Pounds he is to have in Cattel att money Prise : to be Paid 
to him : by his Brother John Fogg When he Shall Come : to y e 
age of Twenty one years old : then he y e s d Jonathan Fogg is to 
have What is Given to him ; 

Itaim I Give unto my Son Seth Fogg : one Half of all my out 
land I have in y e Town of Exeter Divided or undivided he is to 
have one Half of it : & one half of all y e land I have in y e town of 
Chichester Divided or undivided he is to have one Half of it : & 
one Hundred Pounds I give unto him : Fifty: of it he is to have 
in Pasable bills of Credett: & y e other Fifty Pounds he is to have 
in Cattel att : money Prise to be Paid to him by his Brother John 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 697 

Fogg : When lie Shall Come to y e age of twenty one years old 
he is to have it : 

Itaim : I Give unto my Cousen Anne moulton : Twenty Pounds 
of y e : movables in my house to be Delivered to her by my afore 
sd : Wife : She is to have them With in one year : after my 
Decease 

lastly : my Will & meaning is y l What Debts or Dus are owing 
from me : I order my sd Wife to Pay : them : She is to Sell any 
Part of my Stock of Cattel : or any of y e movables in y e house to 
Pay them : And after my Debts are Paid : & the Stock of Cattel : 
& movables y* are left after my Debts are Paid : I Give one Half 
of my Stock of Cattel : & one Half of my movables in y e House 
to my s d : Wife to Du With them as she Pleases : & y e : other 
Half of my Stock of Cattel : & y e other Half of my movables in 
y e : house : & my Husbandtry tools I give to my s d : Son John 
Fogg & What Debts are owing to me my s d Wife is to Receive 
them for her Self to Du With them as she Pleases: And I Doe 
appoint my sd : Wife : & my Brother Samuel Fogg to be Execu- 
tors : to this my last Will & Testament : In Confirmation hereof : 
I have here unto Sett my hand & Seal : the day & year above 
mentioned : In y e Eleventh year of King George y e : Second his 
Reign over : Grate : Britain : 

Signed Sealed & Declared : by Seth fogg X his mark 

Seth Fogg : to be his last Will : 
& Testament : in Presence of us : 
Witneses 

Matthies toul 

Jeremiah Elkins 

Jos Rawlins 

[Proved May 29, 1745.] 



CATHERINE WIGG1N 1738 STRATHAM 

[Warrant, April 26, 1738, authorizing John Cate and John 
Neal, both of Greenland, to appraise the estate of Catherine Wig- 



698 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

gin of Stratham, widow, administration of which is granted to 
Rev. William Allen of Greenland and John Tufton Mason of 
Portsmouth, the executor named in the will being dead.] 

[Inventory, May 3, 1738; amount, ^25.15.0, "Exclusive of 
her Cloaths Which Thay Say She Often Desired her Grandaugh- 
ter Deborah Philbrook Might have and Are Judged to Be Worth 
About Eight Pounds ; " signed by John Cate and John Neal.] 



WILLIAM COCHRAN 1738 LONDONDERRY 

In the Name of God Amen the fourth day of may One thousand 
Seven Hundred & thirty Eight I William Cochran of Londonderry 
within his majesty's province of New Hampshire in New Eng- 
land Husbandman being very Sick & Weak in body * * * 

Imprimis I Give & bequeath unto my beloved Wife mary Coch- 
ran alias miller after all Due Debts & funeral Charge is paid One 
Cow which I Allow my Son James to keep for her in the Winter 
& Summer as he Doth his Own also I leave her the use of one 
half of all the Household Goods During her natural life & then 
to Return to my Son James Cochran if he takes Good care of his 
mother as a Dutifull Son Ought to Do & if he Does not take that 
care of his mother as he Ought to Do then any of my Children 
that Shall take care of her Shall have the Said Cow & Goods for 
their trouble & if it so happen that my Son James & his mother 
Cannot agree So as to live both by one fire then he Shall provide 
a Room for her & find her necessary s there to live 

Item I Give & Bequeath unto my Son James Cochran all my 
Tooles and Iron or wood Impliments for Labour also the One half 
of all my house Goods — ■ 

Item I leave to my Son John Cochran twenty Shillings as 
his part or what I allow him Out of my Estate & all Other Effects 
belonging to me — 

Item I leave unto my Daughter anne Nichols twenty Shillings 
if She Demand it as the Remainder or last of her portion 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 699 

Item I leave unto my Daughter Jean Rogers twenty Shillings if 
She Demand it as the Remainder or last of her portion — 

And as for my Other three Daughters Namely Mary Janet & 
hannah Cochran I Leave them Nothing by Will I having bound 
my two Sons Namely Robert Cochran & James Cochran to pay 
them their portions — 

I Likewise Constitute make & Ordain my two Sons Robert 
Cochran and James Cochran to be my Sole Exec rs of this my last 
will & Testament And Do hereby utterly Disallow Revoak & 
Dissannul all & Every Other Testaments Wills Legacies & Be- 
quests & Exec" by me in any wise before named Willed & Be- 
queathed Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my Last 
will & Testament — In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my 
hand & Seal the Day & Year above written 

Signed Sealed Published pro- his 

nounced & Declared by me the William X Cochran 

Said William Cochran as his last mark 

will & Testament In the presence 
of us the Subscribers 

Rob 1 Wear 

Samuel Morrison 
her 

Mary X Morrison 
mark 

[Proved Aug. 30, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 359.] 

[Inventory of the personal estate, Aug. 18, 1738 ; amount, 
^48.0.0 ; signed by Robert Weare and Samuel Morrison.] 

[Additional inventory; amount, ^8.14.6; signed by Robert 
Weare and Samuel Morrison.] 



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NATHANIEL MORRILL 1738 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Morrill of Ports- 
mouth, clerk, granted to his widow, Sarah Morrill, May 4, 1738.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 294.] 

[Warrant, May 4, 1738, authorizing Daniel Jackson and John 
Griffith, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 348.] 

[Inventory, June 13, 1738; amount, ^46.6.9; signed by 
Daniel Jackson, Jr., and John Griffith.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 27, 1738/9, authorizing Daniel Jackson, Jr., 
and John Griffith, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory of real estate, Feb. 28, 1738/9; amount, ^13.0.0; 
signed by Daniel Jackson, Jr., and John Griffith.] 

[License, May 30, 1739, to the administratrix to sell real 
estate.] 

[Additional inventory, Aug. 18, 1739 ; amount, ,£78.5.0 ; 
signed by Sarah Morrill.] 

[Administration on the estate of Nathaniel Morrill of Ports- 
mouth was granted to his father-in-law, Jotham Odiorne of Ports- 
mouth, May 9, 1738.] 

[Essex Comity, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 318, p. 183.] 

[Bond of Jotham Odiorne, with Joseph Badger and James Ayers, 
both of Haverhill, Mass., as sureties, in the sum of ^500, May 9, 
1738 ; witnesses, Israel Webster and Daniel Appleton.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Inventory of the estate, taken by Israel Webster, Thomas 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 701 

Meekins, and Stephen Bartlett May 9, 1738 ; amount, ^130 ; 
mentions Isaac Morrill, father of deceased.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Probate Records, vol. 324, p. in.] 

[Account of the administrator, Aug. 14, 1739 ; receipts, ^*ioi ; 
expenses, ^22.15.0,] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Probate Records, vol. 324, p. in.] 



PETER MONROE 1738 DURHAM 

In the Name of God amen the Eightenth Day of may one 
thousand seven Hunderd and thirty Eight I Peter mondor of the 
Town of Durham and Provence of Newhampsher being aged and 
Well stricken in years * * * 

I will and Bequeath unto my Loving wife mary mondor all my 
moveables goods within Doors and without with my now Dwell- 
ing House with all my Land Stock and that Dureing her widow- 
hood but if she shall Contract marrage or dye then all my Lands 
to my loving son and heir John mondor to him his heirs and 
assigns for Ever Likewise I leave and bequath my Daughter mary 
mondor five pounds to be paid in money to my Daughter Hannah 
mondor five pounds to be paid in money to my Daughter Elesebeth 
mondor five pounds to be paid in money to my Dafter Abigile 
mondor five pounds to be paid in money all to be paid by my son 
and heir John mondor Within fore years after he Corns to the years 
of twenty and one years old and Do here by Constitute my Loving 
frand Jonathan Tompson my lawfull Executure in all things in 
trust to see this my last will performed in all things above men- 
tioned I here unto doe annex my hand and Seal the day and year 
above written In Presence of these Witnesses 



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peter mow his 

bis peter X mondar 

John X Laskey mark 

mark 
his 
Joseph X Stevenson 

mark 
[Proved May 31, 1749.] 

[Inventory, July 28, 1752 ; amount, ^520.0.0 ; signed by 
Joseph Sias and Hubbard Stevens.] 



JAMES GILMAN 1738 EXETER 

I James Gilman of Exeter in the Province of New Hampsheir 
in new england Gentleman being of a Sound Disposing mind and 

memory Blessed be God for it tho > through age in firm in body 

* # * 

First I give and bequeath unto my Loving wife Mary Gilman 
all my Personall Estate to be disposed of as Shee Shall se meet and 
also the use and Improvement of that End of my Dwelling house 
wherein I now live being the East half or end of my Said House 
During her naturall Life as also the Improvement of my barn 
next to my said house and my orchard and one third part of all 
my pasture Land above the high way adjoyning to my Dwelling 
house and all my upland and orchard below the high way that I 
formerly Cleard and Improved and now lyes Between the Lands 
that my Sons James and nehemiah hath Cleard and now use and 
Improve During her naturall Life — 

Item I give Devise and bequeath unto my son James Gilman and 
his Heirs & assigns forever my Salt marsh at brais so called in 
Exeter aforesaid being about two acres and a Half or there abouts 

Item I give Devise and Bequeath unto my Son Nehemiah and 
to his Heirs And assigns forever all my Salt marsh adjoyning to 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 703 

my home Place Lying between Decon wilsons marsh & on the 
westerly side of a Island it being about three Acres 

Item I give Devise and Bequeath unto my Grandson Peter Hear- 
sey & to his heirs and Assigns forever the one halfe of that fifty 
acres of Land at Piscassack in the Townshipe of Exeter aforesaid 
that I formerly bought of moses Norris Late of Exeter Deceased 
which halfe part is the Easterly Side of Said fifty acres as also the 
Improvement of my Saw mill or my Part of a Saw mill at Piscas- 
sack aforesaid two years from and after my Decease he Paying to 
my Daughter Hannah foulsham the sum of Ten pounds in Money 
or passable bills of Credit within two years next after my Decease 

Item I give and bequeath unto Each of the five Children of my 
Daughter Elizebeth five Shillings in money to be paid by my Ex- 
ecutors within two years next after my Decease. Item I give and 
bequeath unto my Daughter Marys four Children fifty Shillings to 
Each to be paid in money or Passable bills of Credit by my Execu- 
tors within two years next after my Decease. Item I give and be- 
queath unto my Daughter Sarah Leavitt the Sum of Ten pounds 
to be paid by my Executors within two years next after my Decease 
in money or passable bills of Credit. Item I give and bequeath 
unto my Daughter Rachell foulsom the Sum of Ten Pounds to be 
Paid her by my Executors within two years next after my Decease 
in money or Pasable bills of Credit — Item. I give and bequeath 
unto my Daughter Ruth Cram the Sum of Ten Pounds to be Paid 
her by my Executors within two years next after my Decease in 
money or Pasable bills of Credit. Item. I give & bequeath unto 
my Daughter Hannah foulsom the Sum of Ten pounds to be paid 
unto her by my Grandson Peter Hearsey aforesaid in money or 
pasable bills of Credit within two years next after my Decease as 
aforesaid. Item. I give Devise and bequeath unto my two Sons 
James Gilman and Nehemiah Gilman and to their heirs and As- 
signs forever the whole of my home Place boath above and below 
the highway To be Equally Devided between them togeather with 
the flats thereto belonging and adjoyning immediately after my 
Decease Except what is before given to my Loving wife mary 



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Gilman aforesaid during her natural! Life and after her Decease 
that also to be Equaly Devided between them and my will is that 
my Son James aforesaid and his heirs and Assigns Shall have the 
north Side of my Said home Place and Land adjoyning to his Dwel- 
ling house and my Said Son nehemiah his heirs and Assigns to 
have the South Side with My Dwelling house and other building 
thare on & if my northernmost Barn Should happen to Stand on my 
Son James halfe that his brother Nehemiah hall it of unto his halfe 
and my will is that the Land above the highway and the Land be- 
low the way be divided Seperately between my Said two Sons : 
viz : Each to have halfe above and halfe below Said way as also 
the flats to be Equaly Devided between them Item. I give Devise 
and Bequeath unto my Sons James and Nehemiah aforesaid their 
heirs and Assigns forever my Saw mill at Piscassack aforesaid with 
the Land Stream priveledges and Appurtinances thereto belonging 
two years after my Decease and to hold & enjoy the Same as ten- 
ents in Common and I do hereby appoint my Said Sons James 
Gilman and Nehemiah Gilrnan Executors of this my Last will and 
Testiment and to Pay my Just Debts funeral 1 Expences and Leag- 
acyes aforesaid to be Paid by them as aforesaid as Witness my hand 
and Seal this thirtyeth Day of may anno Domini one thousand 
Seven hundred and thirty Eight 

Signed Sealed published and his 

declared by James Gilman to be James X Gilman 

his Last will and Testament in mark 

presents of us 

Jeremiah Conner 

Zebulun Gidding 

Edward Gilman 

[Proved March 28, 1739.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 456.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 705 

JOSHUA STEVENS 1738 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Joshua Stevens of Stratham 
granted to his widow, Catherine Stevens, May 31, 1738.] 
[Probate Records, vol., 14. p. 347.] 

[Warrant, May 31, 1738, authorizing Moses Leavitt and Joshua 
Neal, housewright, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate of 
Joshua Stevens, joiner.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 373.] 

[Inventory, June 6, 1738 ; amount, ^760.6.0 ; signed by Moses 
Leavitt and Joshua Neal ; attested by Mrs. Catharine Stevens, 
administratrix, Aug. 30, 1738.] 

[Warrant, March 18, 1745, authorizing Thomas Wiggin, Sam- 
uel Lane, Moses Thurston, Joshua Neal, and Joshua Hill, all of 
Stratham, to divide the estate.] 

[Account of Catharine Mason, administratrix, of the settlement 
of the estate of her former husband, Joshua Stevens ; amount of 
estate, ^746.4.0; expenditures, ^359.5.6; allowed Feb. 29, 
1745/6 ; mentions " charges of Lying in," and (< to bringing up 
the child 7 yeare Nursing & cloathing."] 

Whereas we the Subscribers being (by a Warrant from the 
Hon ble Andrew Wiggin Esq r Judge of the Probate of Wills &c 
for the Province of New Hampshire Dated March 18 th 1745) 
Authoriz'd and Impower'd to Divide the Estate of Joshua Stevens 
Late of Stratham in Sd Province, Deceas'd and to do the Same in 
the following Manner viz one Third part thereof to Catherine the 
widow of the Sd Deceas'd : and two fifth parts of the other two 
Thirds to Joshua the Son of the Sd Deceas'd : and one fifth part 
to each of the other children of the Sd Deceas'd viz Dorothy 
Sarah and Elizabeth ; and in making of which Division to have 
regard to the Quality as well as Quantity of the Land and Buildings 
Setting forth each part by Metes and Bounds &c. Accordingly we 
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have proceeded and made the Sd Division (according to the best 
of our Judgments and abilitys) in the following Manner viz. The 
Widows thirds being five acres of Land and orchard Bounded 
Norwesterly on Land of James Kennison and Southwesterly on 
Land of Joshua Kennison and Southeasterly on Land of Samuel 
Wiggin and Noth Easterly on Land of Walter Wiggin, also one 
acre and a half of Land which is wood Land Lying at a Distance 
from the Homestead Bounding on the Norwest Side on Land of 
Cornet Thomas Wiggin forty three Rods ; and Runing South 
Easterly that Breadth five Rods and Eleven feet. 

The Part allotted for Dorothy being two Acres and a half of 
Land and orchard Lying on the South East Side of y e Country 
Road Bounding on Sd Road twenty nine Rods and a half, and 
Bounding Southeasterly on Land of Cornet Tho s Wiggin thirty 
two Rods also South Westerly on Sd Cornet Wiggins Land Twenty 
one Rods & 5 feet. 

The Part Allotted for Sarah being five acres of Land Bounded 
as folio weth viz. Southwesterly on Land of Richard Crockets 
forty Six Rods, also Northwesterly on Sd Crockets Land Sixteen 
Rods, and Southeasterly Runing from Sd Crockets Land Runing 
by Land of Joshua Neals thirty rods to a stake and stones : and 
from thence runing Southwest ten Rods to a Stake and Stones : 
then Runing about South twenty Six Degrees East twenty two 
Rods & a half to the country Road to a Stake & Stones : and from 
thence bounding on Sd Road twelve Rods & a halfe to theabovesd 
Crockets Land first mentioned. 

The part allotted for Elizabeth being five acres of wood Land 
Bounding Southeasterly on Land of Benj n Jewets forty three Rods, 
and South- Westerly on Land of Noah Barker eighteen Rods & 
five feet, and Notheasterly on Land of Thomas French eighteen 
Rods & five feet, And Norwesterly on Land belonging to her 
Mothers Thirds, also Three quarters of an acre of Land Bounding 
as followeth viz. Begining at the corner near Joshua Kennisons 
House, and runing near West as the Country Road runs Ten Rods 
to a stake & stones ; from thence runing about North forty Degrees 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 707 

East Eighteen Rods and a half to a stake standing by the way 
that leads to Sandy Point, and Bounding Notheasterly and South 
Easterly on Sd Way as it .now runs twenty Rods till it comes to 
the corner first mentioned. 

The Part allotted for Joshua being Ten Acres of Land Bum.lel 
as followeth viz. Begining at a stake & stones standing at the 
South East corner of the Land allotted for Sarah before mentioned 
and Runing Easterly by the Country Road Bounding thereon 
fifty three Rods to Land allotted for his sister Elizabeth ; and 
bounding Easterly on Sd Elizabeths Land Eighteen Rods to Sandy 
Point Road ; and bounded Notheasterly on Sd Sandy Point Road 
till it comes to Joshua Neals Land ; then Bounding round on s d 
Neals Land as the fence now runs till it comes to the Land allotted 
for his sister Sarah ; and bounded on Sd Sarahs Land till it comes 
to the country Road Abovementioned. 

The Division of the Buildings is as followeth viz the East end 
room of the House and the chamber, and one third part of the 
Celler at the North end, with liberty of passing & repassing up 
Stairs and down, to be for the widows thirds of the Buildings. 

Joshuas part of the Buildings to be the West end Room of the 
House and Chamber, and 8 foot of the Celler at the South end, 
with Liberty of passing and repassing up Stairs and down. 

Sarahs part of the Buildings to be the Backroom of the House 
and chamber and the remaining four feet of the celler, w T ith Lib- 
erty of passing & repassing up Stairs and down. 



Dorothys part to be one half of the Barn at the East end. 

Elizabeths part to be the other half of the Barn at the West 

end. 

The abovementioned Divisions were make and Signed by us 
the Subscribers this Twentyninth Day of April Anno Que Domini 
one Thousand Seven Hundred and forty Six, in the Nineteenth 
year of his Majestys Reign George the Second King &c. 

Joshua Neall 
Thomas Wiggin 
Samuel Lane 



708 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Guardianship of Elizabeth Stevens, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, daughter of Joshua Stevens, granted to William 
Boynton of Kingston, yeoman, June 26, 1746.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 455.] 

[Guardianship of Joshua Stevens, minor, aged more than four- 
teen years, son of Joshua Stevens, granted to Samuel Wiggin of 
Stratham, yeoman, Nov. 30, 1748.] 

[Bond of Samuel Wiggin, with Thomas Wiggin, yeoman, as 
surety, both of Stratham, in the sum of ^500, Nov. 30, 1748, for 
the guardianship of Joshua Stevens ; witnesses, William Parker 
and Lewis Haines.] 

[Guardianship of Joshua Stevens, minor, son of Joshua Stevens, 
deceased, granted to Hubbard Stevens April 2, 1754.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 19, p. 24.] 

[Bond of Hubbard Stevens of Durham, joiner, with Joseph 
Mason of Stratham, weaver, as surety, in the sum of ^1000, 
April 2, 1754, for the guardianship of Joshua Stevens ; witnesses, 
Benjamin Norris and Nathaniel Wiggin.] 



BARTHOLOMEW THING 1738 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of Bartholomew Thing of Exeter 
granted to his widow, Sarah Thing, and his son-in-law, Nicholas 
Gilman, Jr,, of Exeter, gentleman, May 31, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 336.] 

[Warrant, May 31, 1738, authorizing John Lord and Peter 
Gilman, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 361.] 

[Inventory, June 16, 1738; amount, ^7102.10.4; signed by 
John Lord and Peter Gilman.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 709 

JOHN GILMAN 1738 EXETER 

The Last Will and Testament of John Gilman of Exeter in the 
Province of New Hampshire Esq r being of Sound disposing mind 
& memory blessed be almighty God for the Same Do therefore this 
nineteenth day of June Anno Domini 1738 make this my S d last 
will & testament in manner following (vizt) first I give and 
recommend my Soul into the hands of almighty God who gave it 
me in hopes of a Joyfull resurrection and my body to the earth to 
be bury'd at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and 
as for the wordly Estate it hath Pleased God to bless me with 
after my Just debts and funeral Expences are paid & discharged 
I give bequeath & dispose of in manner following (viz 1 ) 

Imp rs I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife Eliza- 
beth Giiman all the household Stuff She brought with her & what 
we have Since purchased to her own disposall amongst our Child- 
ren and also the Sum of Seventy pounds in money or provision at 
money price yearly during her remaining my widow twenty 
pounds whereof to be paid by my Son Peter Gilman & the re- 
mainder to be paid by my Sons John, Nicholas, Samuel & Nathan- 
iel Gilman equally yearly and every year as She Shall require the 
Same as also the use and improvem* of Such parte of my now 
dwelling house wharfe barn & gardens adjoyning to my S d dwel- 
ling house & Standing on S d wharfe during her S d widowhood as 
She Shall desire 

Item — I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Peter Gilman & 
to his heirs & assigns forever that Parte of that land I bought of 
Capt n James Leavit in Hampton in the Province afores d that now 
remains unsold being about ten acres more or less the other parte 
whereof I have Sold to James Sanburn which S d land now lyes in 
the parish of Kensington in the Province afores d at a place call'd 
Grass Swamp as also the one halfe of my Griest mills in Exeter 
afores d near my S d Sons now dwelling house with the land, water, 
priviledges & appurtenances thereunto appertaining as also the 
one halfe of my Salt marsh at Salisbury in the County of Essex 
and also my Silver tankard 



7IO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Son John Gil man his 
heirs & assigns forever that new Dwelling house near Zebulun 
Giddings in Exeter afores d that I have lately built with all my land 
thereunto adjoyning being Ten acres or thereabouts as it is now 
butted & bounded & also the other halfe of my Salt Marsh in 
Salisbury afores d & also my Silver hilt Sword 

Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Samuel Gihnan 
his heirs & assigns forever my old dwelling house near the great 
bridge in Exeter afores d with all my land and Orchard thereunto 
adjoyning except that parte of it which I Shall hereafter in and by 
this my last will & testament give unto my Son Nicholas Gil man 
& also one quarter of my Parte in the Saw mill by Tho s Edgerlyes 
in Exeter afores d & also all my right to the Island opposite to it 
whereon Calfes Grist Mill Stands with the priviledges thereto 
belonging 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Nicholas Gilman my now 
dwelling house afores d with the wharfe & buildings thereon & my 
land adjoyning thereto to him his heirs and assigns forever his 
mother improving Such parte of it as She Shall want during her 
widowhood & also my Salt Marsh call'd Greenfields Marsh in 
Exeter afores d as also the one half of my Griest Mills in Exeter 
afores d with the land Stream & priviledges belonging thereto 

Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Nathaniel Gilman 
that Lott piece or parcel of land in Exeter afores d that I bought of 
Moses Kimming adjoyning to Capt n EHphalet Coffin dee'd his 
home place to be to himhis heirs & assigns forever & also my 
three parcels of Salt Marsh lying at or near Brays marsh So call'd 
in Exeter afores d & also one hundred pounds in money to be paid 
by my Executors towards his Schooling & education as he Shall 
want it 

Item I give devise & bequeath unto my daughter Abigail Moore 
two hundred & fifty pounds in money or Some merchantable pay 
to be paid her within three years after my decease by my Sons 
Peter, John, Nicholas, & Samuel afores d 

Item I give unto my Son Robert Gilman he having receiv'd his 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 711 

portioii already that one hundred pounds bond that I have against 
him with the Intrest that Shall be due thereon 

Item I give unto my Sons Nicholas Samuel & Nathaniel afores d 
and my afores d daughter Abigail Moore all my plate not already 
disposed of to be equally divided between them immediately after 
my decease 

Item I give and bequeath unto my grand daughter Elizabeth 
Hale one hundred pounds in money or merch ble pay to be paid her 
within three years after my decease by my afores d Sons Peter, 
John, Nicholas & Samuel 

Item I give unto my Daughter Abigail Moore afores d and my 
S d Grand daughter Elizabeth Hale all the household goods that 
was my former wifes imediately after my decease to be divided 
between them 

Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Sons John, Nicholas, 
Samuel & Nathaniel afores d and to their heirs and assigns forever 
all my land at Grasse Swamp in Exeter afores d not already dis- 
pos'd of as also my pasture at Raspberry hill So call'd and that 
land on the North Side of the river opposite to S d raspberry hill 
not already disposed of which Joyns on the S d river call'd the 
little river as also all my land lying on the westermost Side of the 
Comon field in Exeter afores d bounded Westerly by land in pos- 
session of Deacon John Lord northerly on the highway that leads 
to Kingston Easterly on lands in possession of L, 1 Daniel Gil man 
& Southerly on the little River afores d 

Item I give devise and bequeath unto the Town of Exeter 
afores d forever for a burying place parte of that triangular piece 
of land in the Comon field afores d that lyes near that which was 
lately the dwelling house of Sam 11 Sibley late of Exeter afores d be- 
tween the Road that leads from the Meeting house & that from 
the lanes end in Exeter afores d to Kingston provided S d Town 
fence the Same within three years after my decease that is to Say 
the remainder of S d piece of land that Shalbe left after measur- 
ing off to my Sons Nicholas Samuel & Nathaniel afores d halfe 
an acre to each for a house lott at each Corner which S d house 



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lotts I give devise and bequeath unto my Said three Sons & to 
their heirs & assigns forever (viz 1 ) to each of them one as they 
Shall agree 

Item I give devise & bequeath unto my Son Nicholas his heirs 
& assigns forever parte of my afores d Orchard bounded as followes 
beginning at the uppermost of the three great rocks that are to- 
gether at the great fresh river above the great bridge & are near 
the Shore on that Side next my Orchard & from S d Rock run- 
ning South thirty degrees west about five rods to the North End 
of a flat rock & from thence ruuning through the Gulley in my 
Orchard South twenty two degrees west to the aforesaid River on 
S d River to the bounds first mentioned as also a pathway by the 
river to the S d premises 

Item All my lands Tenenements hereditam ts meadows, pastures, 
marshes, buildings, Comon rights, Charter rights, town grants & 
the priviledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging within the 
township of Exeter afores d or any other Town parish or precinct 
whatever (not already by me disposed of) I Do hereby give devise 
and bequeath unto my Sons afores d namely Peter, John, Nicholas, 
Samuel & Nathaniel and to their heirs & assigns forever to be 
equally divided between them 

Item I give devise and bequeath unto my aforesd Loving wife & 
my Son Peter Gilman afores d all my personall Estate of what nature 
or kind Soever that I have not already given and bequeath 'd to 
enable them to pay and discharge my Just debts & funeral Ex- 
pences & Legacy aforesaid And I do hereby appoint and Consti- 
tute my S d Loving wife Elizabeth Gilman & my S d Son Peter 
Gilman Executors of this my last Will and Testament and do 
hereby revoke all former wills by me made as witnes my hand & 
Seal this day & year afores d 

Sign'd Seal'd publish'd & John Gilman 

declar'd by John Gilman aboves d 
Esq r to be his last will & testa- 
ment in presence of us 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 713 

Edward Hall 

Coffin Thing 

Nich Perryman 

[Proved April 28, 1742.] 

[Warrant, April 28, 1742, authorizing Edward Hall, John 
Lord, and Daniel Thing, all of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, May 18, 1742 ; amount, ^9472.1.0; signed by 
John Lord and Daniel Thing.] 

[Guardianship of Nathaniel Gihnan, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of John Gilman, granted to Peter Gilman of 
Exeter Feb. 23, 1742/3.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 227.] 



WILLIAM BARNES 1738 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen 

The Niuteenth day of July Anno Domini 1738, I William 
Barns of Portsmouth in New Hampshire in New England La- 
bourer being very Sick in Body * * * 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my well beloved Wife Elizabeth 
Barns the use and Improvement of my Dwelling house and Land 
During her Natural Life also the barn Standing on my Land And 
I Do hereby Nominate Constitute and Appoint my Said Wife 
Elizabeth Barns to be Sole Executor of this my Last Will and 
Testament 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my well beloved Son William 
Barns my Dwelling house and Land and barn for him to take 
possession thereof after my abovesaid Wife Eliz a Barns shall De- 
cease also My wearing Cloths — to be Deliver'd when he Shall 
Come of age 

Item : I Give and bequeath to my beloved Daughter Dorkis 
Barns all my household goods bed and beding to be Deliver'd her 



714 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

by my Exec r when She Shall Come to the age of Eighteen years 
And I Do hereby Revoak and make null and Void all other 
Wills and bequests by me heretofore made hereby Ratifying And 
holding firm and Vallid this and no Other to be my Last Will and 
Testament In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and 
Seal the Dav and Year first mentioned 



Signed Sealed Deliver'd and 
pronounced by the Said William 
Barns to be his Last Will and 
Testament in presence of us 

John Marshall 

Abigail White 



Memorand m (before Sign- 
ing) my Land at Barrinton I 
will that it be Sold by my Ex- 
ecutor for to help to pay my 
Debts 

his 



her William X Barns 

Margaret X Bruster mark 

mark 
[Proved Aug. 30, 1738.] 

[Petition of the widow, Elizabeth Barnes, Dec. 27, 1742, for 
license to sell land in Barrington ; witnesses, Samuel Jackson and 
Ben Pitman.] 

[License to the administratrix, Dec. 29, 1742, to sell real 
estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 213.] 



HENRY SHERBURNE 1738 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of God Amen 

I Henry Sherburne of Portsmouth in the Province of New 

Hamp r in New England Yeoman being Very aged & Infirm * 

* * 

Item I begive Devise & bequeath to my beloved wife Sarah 
Sherburne to be Injoyd by her Duering her naturall Life one 
third parte of my real Estate that I have now in Possession before 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 715 

any Sale or Distrybution thereof or of any parte thereof made & 
alsoe the use & Improvement of the three Lower rooms at the East 
end of my Dwelling house upon Condition that she my s d wife 
allows to my Daughter Sarah Sherburne Duering he r Naturall Life 
or till Day of marriage the use & Improvement of the Little fire 
room on the Southerly Side of the S d East End of my Dwelling 
house afores d & furthermore I give Devise & bequeath to my S d 
Wife Sarah & to her heirs & assignes for ever all the furniture 
belonging to my Dwelling house to be at her Disposall Imediately 
after my Decease as She Shall think Proper I alsoe resigne to my 
s d wife all manner of right or Title to my Estate Either in Posses- 
sion or reverssion that came by her by any ways or means what 
ever to her her heirs & assigns forever 

Item I Do hereby ratify & Confirm to my Son Henry Sherburne 
& to his heirs & assignes forever what I have formerly given him 
be Deed or otherways haveing allready given him what I Intend as 
his Portion or Shear of my Estate I therefore give him five Shil- 
lings to be paid him by my Executors which is to be in full of all 
or any Demand on my Estate 

Item I give & bequeath & Devise to my Two Sons Thomas 
Sherburne & Joseph Sherburne & to their heirs & assignes after 
my Just Debts & Legacies herein this will mentioned are paid the 
whole residue of my Estate both real & Personall to be Equally 
Divided between them but in Case my Son Thomas Should now 
be Dead or Dye before he returnes to this Country then my will is 
that what I have given him Shall be thus Disposed of (Viz) one 
hundred pounds to be paid to his Son Thomas when he Shall come 
to the Age of Twenty one years & that he be alsoe maintained out 
of his fathers Portion till he is fourteen years old or till he Shall be 
bound an Apprentice with Victualls Cloathing & Schooling alsoe 
my will is that in case rny s d Son Thomas or his heirs Executors or 
administrators or assignes Should Demand & recieve any thing out 
of my Estate by way of payment or Satisfaction for any Sum of 
money or Debts which he may Imagine Due to him that then the 
s d Sum So recoved togeather with all the Cost & Charges attend- 



yi6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

ing thereof be alsoe Deducted out of his Shear or Portion herin 
given & in case of his Death as afores d then after Deducting as 
afores d the residue of what I have herein given him to be Equally 
Divided between my Son Joseph Sherburne & his five Sisters here- 
in mentioned and my Grandson Thomas Sherburne 

Item my will is I Do hereby give bequeath & Devise to my 
Daughter Sarah Sherburne & to her heirs & assignes to be paid by 
my Executors hereafter namd within Two years after my Decease 
one hundred pounds & alsoe Six pounds a year Duering the Time 
She Shall Iyive unmarryed And asoe the use & Improvement of the 
Little fire room in the East End of my Dwelling house till Death 
or Day of Marriage 

Item I give bequeath & Devise unto my Daughter Eliz a Willsone 
& to her heirs & assignes to be paid by my Executors within Two 
years after my Decease the Sum of forty Three pounds Ten Shil- 
lings being with what She hath allready reed what I Intend as her 
Portion of my Estate 

Item I give bequeath & Devise unto my Daughter Susannah 
Wiggin & to her heirs & assignes to be paid by my Executors 
within Two years after my Decease the Sum of Thirteen pound 
being with what She hath all ready reed what I Intend as her 
portion of my Estate 

Item I give bequeath & Devise to my Daughter Katharine Sher- 
burne the Sum of forty five pounds to be paid by my Executors 
within Two years after my Decease that being with what She 
hath allready reed what I Intend as her Portion out of my Estate 

Item I give bequeath & Devise unto my Daughter Mary Sher- 
burne & to her heirs & assignes to be paid by my Executors with- 
in Two years after my Decease One hundred pounds 

Item My will is that if any of my Childred Should Dye without 
Issue & before they Shall receive their Portions of my Estate that 
then & in Such Case the Childs portion So Dying or such parte 
thereof as Shall be unpaid Shall be Equally Divided between the 
Survivours my Son Henry only Excepted 

Item I Do hereby Disallow annul make Void & revoke all 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 



717 



former & Other wills by me made holding this & this only to be 
my Last Will & Testament 

Lastly I Do hereby nominate Constitute & Appoint my Sons 
Thomas Sherburne & Joseph Sherburne Executors to this my 
Last will & Testament both to Act Joyntly when in this Country 
& Seperately when Either Shall be out of the Country In witness 
whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & affixed my Seal this 
Day of Anno Domini — 1738 

Signed Sealed & Declared by Henry Sherburne 

Mr. Henry Sherburne to be his 
Last Will & Testament before 
us Witnesses 

John Brewster 

Sam 11 Bruster 

John Sherburne 

I Henry Sherburn of the Plains, in Portsmouth, in New Hamp- 
shire, in New England Yeoman, haveing sometime in the begin- 
ing of this Year, made my Testament ; To which, (upon one 
consideration,) I have thought proper, to make some additions; 
And accordingly, being of a sound mind, (through the favour of 
Heaven,) I Do hereby, make and ordain this, to be a Codicil & 
Supplement to my said Testament. 

Imprimis, I Give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife, and 
to her heirs and Assigns forever, (over & above, what I have al- 
ready given her,) two cows, and Six ewes, to be delivered her by 
my Executors, imediately after my decease ; and Moreover, It is 
my Will, and I do hereby order, that my said Executors shall 
keep my said wife, sufficiently provided, (at all times,) with fire- 
wood at her door, such as is fit and convenient for her chimney, 
dureingher natural life ; It is to be understood, that the said wood, 
is to be cut off of my said wife's thirds. 

Item — My Will is, and I do hereby order & ordain, that my 
five daughters and Each of them, shall have free liberty, to sit in 
my pew ; in the Bank Meeting-House, and in my pews in the 



718 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Plains Meeting-House, whensoever they shall see meet, dureing 
their Natural lives. 

Item — I Give and bequeath to my Neece Mary Mathews, as a 
testimony of my affection to her, and in recompence of her duti- 
ful 1 behavior to me, a mourning suit of Apparel, of the value of 
ten pounds, to be provided for her, by my Executors, imediately 
after my decease. 

Lastly— I do hereby ratify and confirm my said Testament, and 
this Codicil, as a Supplementary part thereof. In Testimony 
whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the twentieth day 
of July, Anno Domini, one thousand seven hundred & thirty 
Eight. 

Mr. Henry Sherburn above Henry Sherburn 

named, Signed & Sealed this 
Codicil, and declared it, to be 
part of his last will & Testament, 
In presence of us, who were cal- 
led to be Witnesses of the same 

Sam 11 Bruster 

Sam 11 Sherburne 

John sherburn 

[Proved Aug. 30, 1738.] 

[Administration on the estate of Henry Sherburne, innholder, 
granted to his widow, Sarah Sherburne, Aug. 30, 1738, the execu- 
tors being absent "in parts beyond the Seas."] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 381.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 30, 1738, authorizing Joseph Langdon and 
Samuel Brewster, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 403.] 

[Inventory, signed by Samuel Brewster and Joseph Langdon ; 
amount, ^2289.15.7 ; attested Nov. 29, 1738.] 

[Account of the widow, Sarah Sherburne, administratrix during 
the absence of the executor; allowed Dec. 27, 1738.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 719 

JUDE ALLEN 1738 STRATHAM 

[Administration on the estate of Jude Allen of Stratham, yeo- 
man, granted to his sons, Samuel Allen and Jude Allen, both of 
Stratham, July 26, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 399.] 

[Warrant, July 26, 1738, authorizing William French and 
Joshua Neal, both of Stratham, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 393.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Jude Allen, who died June 16, 1738 ; 
taken Oct. 20, 1738; amount, ^1822.9.7; signed by William 
French and Joshua Neal.] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate ; amount of personal 
estate, ^503.10.7; expenditures, ^428.4.0; mentions a widow ; 
allowed Dec. 25, 1745.] 



LUCY TRIPE 1738 PORTSMOUTH 

Province of j To the Hon ble Rich d Waldron Esq r Judge of the 
New Hamp. ) Probate of Wills &c for Said Province 

Humbly Shew the Select men of the Town of Portsm in Said 
Province that One Lucy Tripe Late of Said Town Single woman 
has lately Deceas'd (as is Supposed) Intestate leaving behind her 
an Infant lately born of her body which is likely to be a Town 
Charge unless Some Care is taken to prevent it — That it is prob- 
able the Said Deceas d has left Goods & Chattels which ought to 
be Applied Towards the Support of the Said Child which may 
probably be Imbezzled unless Some Person be Authorized to take 
care of the Same 

Wherefore your Petition™ pray that Your Hon r would appoint 
& Authorize Some proper person to take the care of the Estate 
which the Said Deceased has left to prevent Imbezzlem 1 until 
Administra' shall be Granted or that it Shall Appear the Said 



720 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Deceased made a Will & an Exec r be authorized to take y fc Same 
— And yo r Petitioners as in duty bound Shall ever pray 

Sam 11 Hart ] 

Mark Langdon I Select 
W m Parker f Men 

Tho s Wibird J 
[Date in endorsement, July 26, 1738.] 

[Administration on the estate of Lucy Tripe of Portsmouth, 
widow, granted to Peter Lewis, Jr., of Kittery, Me., yeoman, Sept. 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 388.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 25, 1738 ; amount, ,£50.5.6 ; signed by Daniel 
Jackson, Jr., and John Shackford.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of estate, ,£50.5.6; expenditures, ^49.11.7; allowed Oct. 31, 
I739-] 



WALLACE FINLAYSON 1738 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Wallace Finlayson of Ports- 
mouth, mariner, granted to Henry Sherburne of Portsmouth, prin- 
cipal creditor, Aug. 13, 1738.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 137.] 

[Inventory of the estate in York county, Me., April 2, 1740 ; 
eighty acres of land in Scarborough, Me., laid out to Finlayson 
June 29, 1720, by virtue of a grant to him by the proprietors of 
Scarborough June 22, 1720, valued at ^200.0.0.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 179.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of estate, ^200.0.0 ; expenditures, ^79.3.0 ; allowed April 
15, 1740; mentions a widow.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 180.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 72 1 

[Additional account of the administrator against the estate ; 
amount, ^7.1.6; allowed July 15, 1740.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 200.] 

[Additional account of the administrator against the estate ; 
amount, ^14.18.0; allowed Jan. 19, 1741/2.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 255.] 



SAMUEL SLOPER 1738 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of god Amen the Twentey third Day of Aug* In 
the year of our Lord 1738 I Samiueal Sloper of Portsmoth N Eng- 
land In y e Province of New Hamshea Salar Being Very Sick and 
Weak in Body * * * 

Itam I give my Father and mother all my money that Is all my 
Cash at home or a Brod Exp 1 one Ring I give Cap 1 Nath 11 Warner 
allso one Ring To M r Willim Forst, allso thurtey Shillings N 
England money for Ech of my Brother Salers on Bord S d Ship Itam 
To my Brother Hanoray & my Sistr Leada I give all my Lands and 
I Dow hear By Utterly Disalow Revoke and Disannul and Every 
other former Testaments wills and Leagacs Bequests and Executors 
By me InEaney Wise Befor this Time Named Willed andBequethed 
Ratifying and Confirming this and No other to Be my Lass 1 Will 
and Tastement In Witnis whereof I have hiaron To Set my Hand 
and Seal the Day and year above Writtin 

Sind Seld Published Pro- Sam 1 Sloper 

nounced and Declard By the 
Sad Samuel Sloper as his Last 
Will and Testament In the Pra- 
sents of ous the Subscribers 

Witness William Forst 

Nath 11 Warner 

John Tomson 

46 



722 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Proved Jan. 24, 1739/40, and administration granted to Henry 
Sloper, father, no executor being named in the will.] 

[List of articles belonging to Samuel Sloper on board the ship 
Fanny and Sally, Aug. 24, 1738.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 26, 1739/40, authorizing John Ayers and John 
Shackford, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Ayers and John Shackford ; amount, 
^257.12.0; attested April 30, 1740.] 



GEORGE COOLBROTH 1738 NEWINGTON 

[Administration on the estate of George Cool broth of Newing- 
ton, husbandman, granted to his father, George Cool broth of 
Newington, yeoman, Aug. 30, 1738.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 31, 1738, authorizing John Fabyan and James 
Pickering, yeoman, both of Newington, to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 408.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Fabyan and James Pickering ; 
amount, ^260.12.6 ; attested Nov. 29, 1738.] 



SAMUEL CUTT 1738 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Cutt of Portsmouth, 
mariner, granted to his widow, Sarah Cutt, Aug. 30, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 383.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 30, 1738, authorizing John Ayers and John 
Shackford, Jr., both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 406.3 



NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 723 

[Inventory, Nov. 20, 1738; amount, ^2061.12.0; signed by 
John Ayers and John Shackford.] 

[License to the administratrix, May 30, 1739, to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 624.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 23, 1739, authorizing John Ayers and John 
Shackford to appraise property recently found by the administra- 
trix, Sarah Hart, formerly Sarah Cutt.] 

[Additional inventory, signed by John Ayers and John Shack- 
ford ; amount, ^223.8.0 1-2 ; attested Sept. 26, 1739.] 



HANNAH MOULTON 1738 HAMPTON 

IN the Name of God amen, I Hannah Moulton of Hampton in 

the Province of New Hampshire in New England. Spinster * 

* * 

2 ly That all my remaining Estate both Real & Personal be 
divided among my Children in manner and form following. Viz 1 

Imprim 3 I give and bequeath unto my beloved Sons James 
Moulton and Benjamin Moulton & unto their Heirs and Assigns 
for ever, the One half of my Four Acres of Salt Marsh laying in 
Hampton in s d Province of New Hampsh r 

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Sou Joseph Moulton 
and unto his Heirs and Assigns forever, all that part of my Five 
Acres of Salt Marsh (laying in Hampton afores d ) w ch he hath part 
of allready. 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Ezekiel Moulton and 
unto his Heirs and Assigns for ever my Share of Thatch Ground, 
laying in Hampton aforesaid 

Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Hannah 
Bradford, and unto her Heirs and Assigns for ever, the One half 
of my Four Acres of land laying before the Door, and also one 
half of the Orchard, also my half Share of land laying in the first 



724 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Division (so called) on this Side the little River, And my Three 
Acres of land laying on the other side of the Little River, also the 
one half of all my Moveables of every sort & kind, both without 
doors, & within. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Elizabeth 
Moulton & unto her Heirs and Assigns for ever, The one half of 
all my moveable Estate of every sort & kind, both Without doors 
and within, & also one half of the Orchard. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved Daughters and unto 
their Heirs and Assigns for ever, my now Dwelling House and 
Barn. 

Finally I do constitute and Appoint my Daughter Hannah Brad- 
ford Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, hereby 
revocking all other and former Wills, and ratifying and confirm- 
ing this, and no other, to be my last Will and Testament. In Wit- 
ness whereof I the said Hannah Moulton have hereunto set my 
hand and Seal this Thirty first day of August Anno Domini 1738. 
And in the Twelfth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord 
George the Second King of Great Britain &c : — - 

Signed Sealed and declared by hanah X Moulton 

the s d Hannah Moulton to be her 
last will & Testament in presence 
of us. 

Simon Dow Juner 

Josiah Moulton juner 

[Proved Nov. 24, 1742.] 



JOHN SHACKFORD 1738 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I John Shuckford of Portsmouth in 
the Province of New Hampshire in New England Blockmaker 
being Sick * * * 

Item I Give & Bequeath to Sarah my Beloved Wife the Use & 
Improvement of my Dwelling house during her Widowhood only 



NEW^HAMPSHIRE WILLS 725 

Excepting & Reserving that part thereof which I have herein here- 
after Reserved to the Use of my Daughter Toome — I also Give to 
my Said wife the furniture or household Goods that is in my Dwel- 
ling house belonging to me & the Sum of twenty Nine pounds f* 
Annum to be paid her Yearly during her widowhood by my two 
Sons Paul & John Shuckford Equally and this that I have herein 
Given to my Said wife I design Shall be in Lieu & full for her 
Dower & third of my Estate but if She will not Accept it as Such 
then She is not to have the Gifts & bequests herein Mentioned — 
or in Case She Marries Again 

Item I Give & Devise unto my Son Paul Shuckford my Said 
Dwelling house & Land whereon it Stands & Round it until it 
comes to that which was my Brother Sam 1 Shuckfords & to that 
which I have Have Given my Son John by Deed my Said Son Paul 
not to have the use of the Said House until the Interest which I 
have herein Given to my wife Shall Cease & Determine I also Give 
& Devise to my Said Son Paul the northeast part or Side of the 
Lot of Land which I Bought of W m Keese that is to Say twenty 
foot fronting on the Street Running Down to the River & Carry- 
ing that Breadth fifty foot Back from the Said Street to have & to 
hold the Said house & Lands afores d to my Said Son Paul his heirs 
and assigns forever — 

Item I Give and Devise unto my two Sons Paul & John Shuck- 
ford all my Other Lands & Real Estate whatsoever & wheresoever 
the Same is and Shall be found to have & to hold the One Moiety 
thereof to Paul his heirs & assigns & the Other Moiety to John 
his heirs & assigns forever and all my Live Stock I Give to my 
two Said Sons Equally Divided between them as afores d & I Order 
my Said Sons to pay to their mother the sum of twenty Nine 
pounds Yearly during her Widowhood & to pay it Jointly Each 
the half Sum thereof Yearly — 

Item I Give to my Son John all the Tools & Utensils of my 
Trade & the Stock of Wood & Other Materials for Carrying on 
my trade & all my Interest in the Negroes which I have in Com- 
mon with my Said Son John & my Couzin W m Shuckford I Give 



726 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

to my Son John to be at his Dispose — and I Give to my Son Paul 
a Debt of forty pounds which he Owes me by note of hand — 

Item I Give and Devise to my Son in Law W m Seward that Lot 
of Land where his house Stands & which I Bo't of the Said W m 
Keese as afores d (only Excepting that part thereof which I have 
herein before Given to my Son Paul) to have & to hold to the 
Said W m Seward his heirs & assigns forever — 

Item I Give to my four Daughters viz Mary Seward Deborah 
Sumners Sarah Flag & Elizabeth Toome the Sum of ten pounds 
Each to be paid Out of my Goods or Personal Estate after my 
Debts and funeral Charges are paid the Said ten pounds to be 
paid to Each of them in English Goods all the Remaining part of 
my Personal Estate my will is that it Shall be Divided Equally 
Among my Six Children beforenamed — 

Item I Give to my Daughter Toome the Use of the Great Cham- 
ber in my Said Dwelling house for the term of Six years or So long 
as She Shall be a Widow (if that happens) not Exceeding Six 
years in Case of her Widowhood & if She Shall not be a Widow 
She is to have No Interest there — It is my Intent that That She 
Shall not let this Priviledge to any person nor have it unless for 
her Own Use — 

Item I Give to my Grandaughter Mary Sumners the Sum of 
ten pounds to be Laid Out by my Exec rs to purchase a peice of 
plate to be Given to her as a token of my Love and to Remember 
me by — 

Finally I Constitute & Appoint my two Sons Paul & John Shuck- 
ford Joint Exec rs of this my Last will & Testament hereby Revok- 
ing & Dissannulling all & Every Other Will & Testament by me 
in any Manner heretofore made — In Witness whereof I have here- 
unto Set my hand & Seal the Eleventh day of Septemb r Anno 
Domini 1738 and in the twelfth Year of his Majesty's Reign 

Signed Sealed published & pro- his 

nounced by the Said John Shuck- John X Shuckford 

ford as his last will & Testament mark 

In presence of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 727 

W m Shackford 
John Wentworth 
Jn° Sherburne 
[Proved Oct. 25, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 391.] 

To all People to whom these Presents Shall Come William 
Seward mariner & Mary His wife (formerly Mary Shackford) An- 
drew Toome Mariner & Elizabeth his wife (formerly Elizabeth 
Shackford) John Flagg mariner and Sarah his wife (formerly 
Sarah Shackford) and Deborah Sumners Widow all of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire Send Greeting 

Whereas John Shuckford late of Portsmouth aforesaid Block- 
maker Deceas'd father of the Said Mary Elizabeth Sarah and 
Deborah in and by His last Will & Testament duly proved Ap- 
proved & allowed among other Gifts & Bequests gave and Be- 
queathed all the Remaining part of his Personal Estate (after pay- 
ing and Discharging Sundry Gifts Legacies & Dispositions there- 
of particularly mentioned in the Said Will) to & among his Six 
Children to Wit his two Sons Paul & John Shuckford Executors 
of the Said Will and the Said Mary Elizabeth Sarah & Deborah 
which Clause in the Said Will making it Necessary for the ascer- 
taining and Security of the Interest of the Said Daughters of the 
Testator in the Said Remaining part of the Said Personal Estate 
that an Inventory of the Personal Estate of the Said Testator Should 
be Exhibited into the Registry of the Court of Probate for Said 
Province — Now Know Ye that the Said William Seward & Mary 
His Wife Andrew Toome & Elizabeth his wife John Flagg & 
Sarah his wife and Deborah Sumners as well for the trust faith and 
Confidence which they have in the Integrity & fidelity of their 
Said Brothers Exec rs as aforesaid for the faithfull Discharge of 
their Said office & trust as also for a valuable Consideration already 
Received of the Said Exec rs by the Said William Mary Andrew 
Elizabeth John Sarah and Deborah they the Said Parties last men- 
tioned do by these Presents as far as in them lies Grant Consent & 



728 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

agree to and with the »Said Exec rs that they the Said Exec rs should 
be Exonerated Released Exempted & Discharged of & from the 
Burden Labour trouble & Duty of Exhibiting of any Such Inven- 
tory as aforesaid or any Inventory of the Estate of their Said Tes- 
tator — In Witness whereof they the Said William Mary Andrew 
Elizabeth John Sarah & Deborah have hereunto Set their hands 
and Seals the twenty fifth day of November Anno Domini 1738 
And in the Twelfth Year of His Majesty's Reign — 

Signed Sealed & Delivered In William Seaward 

presence of her 

Lazarus Shackford Mary X Seaward 

Debrh newbould • mark 

susaner studely her 

Samuel huntris Eliz th X Toome 

Mark Haddon mark 

John Flagg 
Sarah flagg 
Deborah Sumner 
And 1 Toome 
[Acknowledged May i, 1739, and Aug. 29, 1739-] 



JONATHAN FIFIELD 1738 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Jonathan Fifield of Hampton, 
cooper, granted to Henry Fifield of Hampton, husbandman, Sept. 
15, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 384.] 



MICHAEL WHIDDEN 1738 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Michael Whidden of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire in New England Gun Smith 
being in Good health * * * 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 729 

Imprimis my Will is that my Exec rs do Sell my Land in Bar- 
rington & Kingswood for the payment of my Debts & that they 
dispose of the money which they Shall raise by the Sale of the 
Said Lands to that pnrpose and for Defraying my funeral Charges 
and if that Shall not be Sufficient then the Residue of the Debts 
due from me which the Said money will not pay shall be Paid out 
of the Debts Due to me — 

Item I give to each of my Children that are living now viz Abi- 
gail Nutter Michael Whidden & Mary Perkins twenty Shillings to 
be paid by my Exec rs out of my Estate & also to the Children of 
my Son John Whidden Deceasd I give twenty Shillings to be paid 
as aforesaid — 

Item I give to my grandson Nathanael Perkins who now lives 
with me all my Gunsmith's Tools provided he Tarries & Serves 
out his Apprenticeship till he Arrives at the age of twenty one 
Years with my wife after my Decease if that Should happen first 
but if he will not Tarry then the Said Tools to go as the rest of 
my Personal Estate — Item to my well beloved Wife Rebecca I 
give & Devise the use and Improvement of all the remaining part 
of my Real Estate during her Natural life and after her Decease I 
Devise the Same among my Said Children Equally to be Divided 
with my Grand Children the Children of my Said Son John Whid- 
den Deceased that is to Say each of my Children before named to 
have one quarter part thereof and the Children of my Said De- 
ceased Son to have the other quarter to hold to my Said Children 
& Grandchildren their heirs and Assigns forever — And all my 
Personal Estate which are not before Dispos'd of herein I give to 
my wife for her maintainance & Support during her life Injoining 
and desiring her that if she Shall not have Occasion to use & dis- 
pose of the whole or any part thereof for her own Support to dis- 
pose of what shall be so left to and Among my Said Children or 
their Representatives and my Said Grand Children last mentioned 
in the proportion aforesaid Lastly I Constitute and Appoint my 
Said wife & Cap 1 Samuel Hart Esq r Joint Exec rs of this my last 
will & Testament and do hereby Revoke & Disannul all & every 



730 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

other & former will & Testament by me in manner heretofore made 
In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the 
twenty Sixth Day of September Anno Domini 1738 and in the 
twelfth Year of His Majesty's Reign 

Signed Sealed publish'd & pro- Mich 11 Whidden 

nounc'd In Presence of — 

Solaman Pike 

Moses Nobel 

William Parker 

[Proved March 28, 1739.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 453.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 8, 1745, authorizing Samuel Hart, Mark Lang- 
don, gentleman, Jeremiah Libby, housewright, John Griffith and 
Moses Noble, masons, all of Portsmouth, to divide the estate of 
Michael Whidden of Portsmouth, joiner, his widow being dead, 
one half to his son, Michael Whidden, one fourth to the children 
of his son, John Whidden, deceased, and one fourth to Jonathan 
Stoodley of Portsmouth, shop-keeper, who has purchased the shares 
of two other children.] 

Province of / Pursuant To a Warrant To us directed By the 
New Hamps r \ Honourable Andrew Wiggen Esq r Judge of the 
Probate of Wills &c* for the said Province, We have made a Divis- 
on of the House and Garden mentioned in said Warrant as follows 
Viz*— 

Jonathan Stoodley to have the End of The House next the water- 
side, Viz* Thirty one & half feet on the front and Thirty one & 
half feet on the Back of the House exclusive of the little Chamber 
over the Entry, & Including the Land upon which the said End 
of the House stands, and of the Land Adjoining behind said House 
said Stoodley to have Thirty four & half feet In depth from the 
street next the waterside. — 

Michael Whidden to have the Lower part of the House and Land 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 73 1 

from said Stoodley's Thirty five and half feet In Front and Thirty 
two & half feet in Rere — 

The Children of John Whidden deceased to have the Chambers 
over said Michael Whidden with the Garrett and the Little Cham- 
ber over the Entry, and the Celler next The Street under said 
Michael Whidden's End and Thirty Three feet of Land at the 
Upper End and to Run Across the Garden — 

The Entryway and Stairs to be in Common from the Lower 
floor to the Garrett (Except the Little Camber over the Entry that 
is set of to s d John Whidden Deceased's Children) also to have an 
Alley or gangway of two feet and half in breadth from the foot of 
the Stairs by the pertition that is now standing until we Come two 
foot and half in the front Seller and the pertition to be at the said 
Childrens Cost And When the said House shall be Down then Each 
party to have only the Number of feet of Land as set forth above — 

Each Party is to bear Their Proportion in Repairing the Entry 
way and Stairs that is Common — 

Dated at Portsmouth In the Province aforesaid the fourteenth 
Day of Oct r & in the Nineteenth Year of His Majestys Reign- 
Witness our Hands — 

Mark Langdon 
moses nobel 
John Griffeth 

[Allowed Oct. 30, 1745.] 



THOMAS TRICKEY 1738 NEWINGTON 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Trickey of Newing- 
ton, shipwright, granted to his widow, Mary Trickey, Sept. 27, 

1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 388.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 27, 1738, authorizing John Fabyan and John 
Downing, Jr., both of Newington, to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 413.] 



732 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory of the estate of Capt. Thomas Trickey ; amount, 
.£1952.7.10; signed by John Fabyan and John Downing, Jr.; 
attested Nov. 29, 1738.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of personal estate, ^994.14.6; expenditures ^241.0.2 ; 
allowed Oct. 29, 1740 ; mentions a son, Lemuel, aged 5 years and 
7 months at his father's death.] 

To the Hon ble Andrew Wiggin Esq r Judge of the Probate of 
Wills &c in the Province of New Hamp r — 

Humbly shews Jonathan Trickey of Newington in the Province 
of New Hamp r shipwright That Thomas Trickey father of your 
Petitioner late of Newington afores d shipwright ded dyed some 
time in y e year 1738 Intestate That soon after y e decease of y e s d 
Thomas Administration on his Estate was committed unto Mary 
Trickey widow of s d dec d and Mother to your Petitioner — That 
your Petitioner is now near twenty five years of age — That your 
petitioner can't find y* any administration ace 1 has been allow d as 
yet by the Court of Probate — wherefore your Petitioner prays your 
Honour that y e s d Mary may be cited To appear at the Court of 
Probate as soon as may be to render an ace 1 of her administration 
in ord r to have a distribution and division of the surplus according 
to Law 

Jan. 16 : 1745/6 Jonathan Trickey 

[Guardianship of Joseph Trickey, Keturah Trickey, and Lemuel 
Trickey, minors, aged more than fourteen years, children of 
Thomas Trickey, granted to Mary Trickey, widow, Feb. 26, 

1745/6.] 

[Warrant, April 8, 1746, authorizing John Fabyan, Richard 
Downing, and Seth King to appraise the estate and report on the 
advisability of dividing it among the widow and children.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WIIXS 733 

[Warrant, June 14, 1746, authorizing Joshua Pickering, John 
Knight, John Downing, Jr., Jethro Furber, and Christopher Hun- 
tress, all of Newington, yeomen, to set off to the widow her third 
from the real estate in Newington.] 

Province of / Pursuant to the Annexed Warr* we have Set off 
New Hamp r ) One full third part of the Real Estate of Tho s 
Trickey late of Newington in Said Province Shipwright Dec d 
Situate in Said Newington having Regard to the Quality & 
Quanty of the said Estate unto Mary Relict of the Said Deceased 
for her dower of the Estate viz out of that Calld the Homested 
Seventeen acres Bounded as follows viz Begining at a Stake in the 
Road leading to Fox point from thence Riming South forty five 
Degrees East four Chains & twenty five Links thence South Sixty 
Six Degrees West twenty Seven Chains & forty five Links thence 
North ten deg. West Nine Chain & Sixty five Links to an Oak 
Tree thence North Seventy Nine Deg. East twenty four Chain & 
forty Links to the State where it began Reserving to the Heirs 
the use of the Well in Common w th her & a Sufficient Way to the 
Barn also the Westerly End of the House from the Ground floor 
to the Roof Saving to the Heirs the Privilege of the Yard & the 
Entry & Stairs in Common with the Widow & one third part of 
the Cellar viz at the Westerly End with the Privilege of the Great 
Cellar Door in Common with the Heirs & One half of the Barn 
viz the Easterly End & one half of the Garden viz on the Wes- 
terly Side — and also One third part of the Pasture Lands bot of 
Joseph Rawlins viz that third lying next to the parsonage Lands 
the whole Length of the Said pasture Lands — these Tracts of 
Land So Bounded we agree to Set Off to the Widow of the Said 
Dec d in full of her Dower of his Estate in Newington afores d & 
also in full Satisfaction of her Dower of his Estate in Rochester in 
said Province the other half of the Barn to be for the use of the 
Heirs tho' Standing on the s d third part and as the Said Widow 
had planted on the other part of the Lands in Newington afores d 
before the Issuing of the warrant afores d we agree to Report it as 



734 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

an Equitable & fair thing that She be allowed to take of the Crop 
of Indian Corn planted there & half the flax & half the potatoes & 
half the English Grain that shall be Raisd on that part of Said 
Lands not Set off to her to be Divided in the field between her & 
the Heirs of the Said Deceased and that as Jon a Trickey has Plan- 
ted on the said part Set off to the Said Widow we think he Should 
be allowed the whole Crop he has So planted 
June 55 th 1746 Joshua Pickerin 

John Knight Jun r 
Jethro furbur 
Christoper Huntriss 
John Downing Juner 

[Additional inventory, March 25, 1747; amount, ^64.0.0; 
signed by John Fabyan, Richard Downing, and Seth Ring.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Trickey, with Samuel Nutter and Joseph 
Trickey as sureties, all of Newington, yeomen, in the sum of 
^1000, March 25, 1747, to pay the sum of ^82.0.0 to each of the 
other children within two years, "Whereas Thomas Tricky Late 
of Newington aforesaid Shipwright Deceased late father of the 
Said Jonathan Died Intestate whose Real Estate has been Ap- 
praised in order to a Settlement thereof upon as many of the Sons 
as it will Accommodate not being Capable of a Division among all 
the Children of the Said Intestate without prejudice to or Spoiling 
of the whole there being ten of them in all According to which Ap- 
praisement Each Single Share (after Charges Deducted) amounts 
to the Sum of Eighty two Pounds old Tenor bills of Public Credit 
for the Homestead & other Lands in Said Newington and the Said 
Jonathan who is the Second Son of Said Deceased being Willing 
to take the Homestead &c of Said Intestate which is Set off or Ap- 
propriated for One Settlement (the Eldest Son being absent be- 
yond Seas & having no Issue)."] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 735 

SAMUEL TIBBETTS 1738 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen The Eighth day of Novemb r anno 
Domini one thousand Seven hundred & thirty Eight I Samuel Teb- 
bets of Dover in the Province of New Hampshire in New England 
Tanner Labouring under Great Indisposition of body * 

Imprimis I Give to my beloved wife Rachel Tibbets twenty 
pounds in good Province bills of credit & five Pounds worth of 
Shoe Leather to be paid & delivered unto her my Said wife by my 
Exec r hereafter named within the term of three months after my 
decease — Item I Give to my Son Ichabod Tebbets whom I also 
make my Sole Exec r to this my last Will & Testament and to his 
heirs & Assigns forever all My homestead Land where I now Dwell 
on both Sides of the way together with the Orchard or Orchards 
Standing or being on the Same and also my Dwelling house & barn 
and all other Edificies & Buildings Standing & being upon the 
Said homested Land And also My Tanyard and Tan Pits together 
with all the Hides & Leather & Tanning Tools or utensils which 
do properly Appertain unto me And also My four working Cattle 
or Oxen And twenty Acres of Land lying up at Malligo River so 
Called in Dover And Eighteen Acres of land to be laid out in the 
Common or undivided Lands in Said Dover being part of my 
Com'on Right in Said Town — Item I Give to My Grandson 
Samuel Tebbets his heirs and Assigns two Hundred Acres of Land 
lying in the Town of Rochester In My Second division Lot in Said 
Town at the Southwesterly End of the long Marsh And also one 
Yoak of Oxen to be delivered him by my Exec r to this My will so 
soon as he Shall Arrive at the age of twenty one Years — Item I 
Give to My Grandson Ichabod Varney his heirs and Assigns all my 
Right and Interest in the undivided lands in the Said Town of 
Rochester Item I Give all my Household Goods & moveable Estate 
both within doors & without to my four daughters Rachel Legro 
Martha Whitehouse Mary Chamberlain And Ester Tebbets And to 
My Grandchildren Mary Cosin Judith Tibbets & Ichabod Tibbets 



736 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

the children of my Son Samuel Tebbets Deceased and to Tho s 
Tebbets the Son of My daughter Sarah Tibbets dec d And to John 
Sam 11 Joshua & Jonathan Winget the Children of my daughf Doro- 
thy Winget Deceased to be Equally divided among them that is to 
say & it is my true Tntent & Meaning this disposition of My Move- 
able Estate that the forementioned children of my Son Sam 1 Teb 
bets deceased viz Mary Corsen, Judith & Ichabod Tibbets Shall 
have a part of the said Moveables Equal to Either one of my fore- 
mentioned daughters and also that my Said Grandson Thomas 
Tibbets Shall have the same proportion and that the forementioned 
children of my S d daughter Dorothy Winget have also the Same 
proportion of my Said Moveable Estate And I do hereby utterly 
Dissallow Revoke & Dissannul all & Every Other former Testa- 
ments Wills Legacies & Exec rs by me in any wise before named 
Will.'d Bequested Ratfying and confirming this & no Other to be 
My last will & Testament — In Witness whereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand & Seal the day & Year first above written — 

Signed Sealed Published Pro- Samuel Tebbets 

nounced and declared by the Said 
Sam 11 Tebbets as his last will & 
Testament In the Presence of us — 

Jon a Cushing 

John Bickford Juner 

Thomas Miller 

[Proved Jan. 31, 1738/9-] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 426.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 31, 1738/9, authorizing John Wood and Tobias 
Hanson, Jr., both of Dover, to appraise the estate of Samuel Tib- 
betts of Dover, gentleman, whose son, Ichabod Tibbetts, is ex- 
ecutor of his will.] 

[Inventory, Feb. 20, 1738/9; amount, ^1727.0.4; signed by 
John Wood and Tobias Hanson, Jr.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 737 

[Guardianship of Samuel Tibbetts, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Samuel Tibbetts, granted to Ichabod Tib- 
betts of Dover, tanner, Nov. 28, 1739.] 



JOHN BLAIR 1738 LONDONDERRY 

[Guardianship of William Blair, aged less than fourteen years, 
granted to his father, John Blair of Londonderry, yeoman, Nov. 
21, 1738.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 401.] 



SAMUEL SMITH 1738 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen this 22 d day of Nov r 1738 I Samuel 
Smith of Hamp 4 in the Province of New Hampshire in New Eng- 
land being now weak & Sick in body * * * 

Imprimis I Give unto my Beloved wife Elizabeth Smith the 
Improvement of my Dwelling house where I now Dwell & one 
half of my Barn So long as She Shall live I also give to my Said 
wife all my Moveables in my house to do with them as She pleases 
& to dispose of them as She See cause But only I Reserve the best 
bed but one in my Said house & the bedding belonging to it And 
the largest Brass Kettle that I have in my Said house them I 
Shall dispose of hereafter I also give to my Said wife the Im- 
provetn* of one half of all my Real Estate Particularly one half of 
my upland and Meadow Ground and one half of my Salt Marsh 
She is to Improve So long as She Shall live I also give to my 
wife all my Stock of Cattle And horse & Sheep & Swine to Dis- 
pose of as She pleases — Item I Give unto my Son Samuel Smith 
one half of all my Real Estate y* I have particularly one half of all 
my upland & Meadow Ground and one half of my Wood Land & 
one half of my Salt Marsh and one half of my Barn & all my Hus- 
bandry Tools I also give unto my Said Son Samuel my Dwelling 
house & y e other half of my Barn & the other half of all my Real 
47 



738 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Estate he is to have at his mothers decease But only one Share or 
Lot of Land which lies in the Second North Division I Shall here- 
after dispose of I also give to my Said Son one half of my Wear- 
ing Clothes and one half of the Cloth that I have in my Said house 
— Item I Give unto my Son Stephen Smith one Good Bed & y e 
Bedding Belonging to it he is to have his Choice of all my Beds 
but one & also I Give to him one half of my Wearing Clothes & 
one half of the Cloth y 1 I have in my house — 

Item I Give unto my Grandson William Smith one Share or 
Lot of Land which lies in the Second north Division & is laid out 
for twenty acres & lies near to David Pages house in Hamp* 

Lastly my Will & meaning is that what Debts or Dues are owing 
from me I order my Son Samuel Smith to pay them and what 
Debts are Due to me My Said Son is to Receive them for himself 
and I do Appoint My above named wife Elizabeth & my above 
named Son Samuel Smith and my Brother Elisha Smith to be 
Executors to this my Last will & Testament And in confirmation 
hereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the day & Year above 
mentioned And in the twelfth year of King George the Second His 
Reign over Great Britain 

Signed Sealed & Declared by the mark & Seal of 

Samuel Smith to be his last Will Samuel X Smith 

& Testament In presence of us 
Witnesses 

Samuel Marston 

Reuben Derburne 

Jabez Smith 

[Proved Feb. 28, 1738/9.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 442.] 

[Warrant, Feb. 28, 1738/40, authorizing Jonathan Page and 
Thomas Dearborn, both of Hampton, yeomen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 607.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 739 

[Inventory of the estate of Samuel Smith, who died Nov. 23, 
1738; amount, ^*n73-3-°; taken March 3, 1738/9; signed by 
Jonathan Page and Thomas Dearborn ; attested by the executors, 
not named, April 25, 1739.] 



JOSEPH LOWE 1738 STRATHAM 

In The Name of God Amen I Joseph Low of Stratham in the 
province of Newhampshir in New England Coopper being Varey 
weak of Body * * * 

item I Give To Elesabeth My well beloved wife all my house- 
hold Goods within Dores To be at her own Disposeing — and The 
Improvement of all my Real Estate in S d Stratham for and Dureing 
The Term of five Years and the Improvement of one half Thareof 
So Lond as Shee Remains my widow 

Item I Give To My Daughter Margaret Thirty pounds passable 
Bills of Credett and a Lum and Taxiing Said Thirty pounds To be 
paid within one year after the proveing of This my Last will and 
Testement 

Item I Give To my Daughter Elasebath Twenty five pounds 
passable Bills of Credett To be paid her within Two years after 
The proveing of This my Last will and Testement 

Item I Give To my Daughter Ann : Twenty five pounds To be 
paid her in Good pay at mony price within Three years after the 
proveing This my Last will and Testement — and my will is That 
if God in his providence Should Take away my wife by Death that 
my Three Daughters above Named Shall have the Improvement of 
the west End of my Dweling house and the Sailer under the Same 
So Long as thay or Either of Them Remain unmarried with Liberty 
To pass and Repass into and from The Same — 

Item I Give To My Daughter Susannah Twenty pounds To 
be paid her in Good pay at mony price within Six years after The 
proveing This my Last will and Testement — 

Item I Give To my Daughter Dorcies Twenty pounds To be 



740 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

paid her in Good pay at mony price within Ten years after the 
proveing This my Last will and Testement — 

Item I Give To my Son Jacob all my Land and Medow Lands 
being in Stratham afore Said Togather with my dweling house and 
Barn and other Biddings Standing on the Same To him his heirs 
and Assigns for ever he paying the Sums above Mentioned To- 
gather with my Just Debts and funerall Charge also I Give to my 
Said Son Jacob all my Right and Title To a Common Right in 
The Town Ship of Ipswich in the County of Essex in the pro- 
vince of The Massachusets Bay in New England Said Right for- 
meraly Belong d To my Honered father John Low also all my 
Cooper Touls and my Right in the Township of Bow in the pro- 
vince of Newhampshi r — 

Item I Give To my Son Joseph one hundred acers of Land 
Layeing in The Township of Notingham in Newhampshi 1 " fifty 
acers Thareof Layeing in Summer Street or half a hundred acer 
Lot Noumber Seven the other fifty acers being part of my Last 
Devision in Said Notingham at a place Caled Crosstreett he my 
Said Son payeing to my Daughter hannah and my Daughter Mary 
The Sums That I Shall Give Them That is I Give to my Daugh- 
ter Hannah Twenty pounds to be paid her in Good pay at mony 
price within Twelve years after The proveing This my will and 
Testement — 

I Give to my Daughter Mary Twenty pounds To be paid her 
within fouerteen years after the proveing This my Last will and 
Testement To be paid in Good pay at mony price 

Whereas my wife is now with Child that if shee Lives to Be 
Deliverd of a Male Child I Give to it the Remainder of my Land 
in Said Notingham but if of a fameal Child I Give to it Twenty 
pounds to be paid her in Currant mony or passable Bills of Credett 
by my Said Son Jacob when Shee is Eighteen years old : and the 
Said Remainder of my Land in s d notingham I Give to my Said Son 
Jacob and my Son Joseph Equalley to be Devided between them 

finally my will is and I Do hereby apoynt my beloved wife 
Elasebeth and my Son Jacob Low my Sole Executors To This my 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 741 

Last will and Testemant : and I Give to my Said wife all my 
Stock of Catle and other Creters and all my Eplements for hus- 
band rey 

And I Do hereby Revoke Disannul aud Make voyd all former 
wills made by me heretofore In witness whereof I the Said Joseph 
Low have here unto Sett my hand and Seal This Sixteenth Day 
of December anuoquedomini one thousand Seven hundred and 
Thirty Eight- 
Signed Seald and owned in Joseph Low 
presents of us 

Jonathan Dearborn 
William Pottle 
Rich d Young 
[Proved July 25, 1739.] 



THOMAS WARD 1738 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen this 27 th Day of Dec r Anno Domini 
1738 I Thomas Ward of Hampton in the Province of New Hamps r 
in New England Being aged and weak in Body * * * 

Item I Give Unto my Beloved wife Sarah Ward the Improv- 
ment of my House where I Live and Barn and Orchard & Upland 
& meadow Ground and wood land adjoyning to Said house : that 
is all my homestead so long as she shall remain a widow : aud if 
she marry Again then she is to improve but one half of all above- 
mentioned : I also Give unto my Said wife all my moveables in my 
house and all my Stock of Cattle & Horse sheep & Swine to Dis- 
pose of as she pleases among my Children And Grand Children 

Item I Give Unto my Son Noah Ward to him his heirs and as- 
signs for ever All my Houses and Barn and Orchards and all my 
Upland And woodland adjoyning to my houses and one half of my 
meadow Ground : he is to have them at his mothers Decease : I 
also Give unto my Said Son Noah my Pasture land and wood land 
which lies in the fourth Division Joyning to his own land to have 
it at my decease and all my husbandry tools — 



742 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I Give unto my Son Abel Ward twenty shillings to be paid 
to him by my Executor hereafter named I also Give him one acre 
of marsh Lying at the northwesterly Corner of my marsh Bound- 
ing notherly on the way that leads by Drakes : On a Creek north- 
westwardly and on the other Sides my Upland — 

Item I Give unto my Son Shadrack Ward one half of my fresh 
marsh and one half of my meadow Ground joyning to the land 
where I now dwell to have it at his mothers decease I also Give 
him one lott in the Second West Division where his Barn now 
Stands to have it at my Decease — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Sarah Sleeper thirty three 
Pounds Six shillings and Eight pence in passable Bills of Credit 
to be paid within one year after my Decease by my Executor here- 
after named — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Margrett Lock thirty three 
Pounds Six shillings & Eight pence in passable Bills of Credit to 
be paid in one year after my decease by my Executor hereafter 
named — 

Item I Give unto my Grandson Daniel Ward one whole Right 
of all the divided and undivided lands in the township of Barn- 
stead in the Province of New Hamps r to take his Choice of the 
two Rights which I own in said township : I also Give him thirty 
three Pounds Six shillings & Eight pence in passable Bills of 
Credit to be paid by my Executor hereafter named 

Item I Give unto my Grandaughter Rachel Ward one whole 
Right of all the Divided and undivided Land belonging to one 
whole Right in the township of Barnstead in the Province of New 
Hamps r 

Lastly My Will is that my Son Noah Ward be Sole Executor 
to this my will And he is to Receive for himself all Debts due to 
me and to pay all such as I owe and by these presents Revoking 
all former will or wills testament or testaments by me at any time 
made I do Ordain this to be my last will and testament In Witness 
whereof I do hereunto Set my hand & Seal the day and year afore- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 743 

mentioned and In the twelfth year of King George the Second his 
Reign Over Great Brittain &c : 

Signed & Sealed and Declared Thomas Ward 

by the Said Thomas Ward to be 
his Last will and testament In 
presence of 

Jabez* Smith 

John Brown J r 

John Brown 

[Proved May 25, 1743.] 



JETHRO PEARSON 1738 EXETER 

In the Name of God Amen I Jethro Peirson of Exeter in the 
Province of New Hampshire in New England Yeoman being in 
Health of body * 

Imprimis I Give and Bequeath to my dearly beloved Wife Jane 
Peirson all my Houshold Goods and all my Stock of Cattle horses 
Sheep or Swine and All Moveable Effects to be for her own use 
and at her own Dispose — 

Item I Give to my Son Jethro Peirson my Dwelling house Barn 
Orchard and all my land Lying or being in Exeter or in Stretham 
he allowing his Mother the Improvement of one half of my Dwel- 
ling House Barn Orchard and land both in Exeter and Stretham 
during her Life. 

Item I Give to my Daughter Anna Sanborn Ten Pounds. 

Item I Give to my Daughter Elizabeth Sanborn Ten Pounds. — 

Finally My Will is and I do hereby Constitute and Appoint my 
Well beloved Son Jethro Peirson Sole Executor of this my last 
Will and Testament He to pay my Just Debts Legacies and Funeral 
Charges. And I do Hereby utterly disallow Revoke and Disannul 
all former Wills and Testaments by me heretofore made, and do 
Ratify and Confirm this and no other to be my Last Will and 
Testament. — In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set My hand & 



744 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Seal this Thirtieth Day of December Anno Domini one thousand 
Seven hundred and thirty Eight. — 

Signed Sealed Published and his 

Declared in the Presence of us Jethro X Peirson 

Daniel Thing mark 

Samuel Gilman Jun r 

Abigail Conner* 

[Proved Oct. 26, 1743.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 295.] 



WILUAM COLLINS 1738/9 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Collins of Portsmouth, 
mariner, granted to his widow, Deborah Collins, Jan. 30, 1738/9.] 

[Warrant, no date, authorizing Hunking Wentworth and Daniel 
Rogers, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 74.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Capt. William Collins, Dec. 17, 1740 ; 
amount, ^692.13.9 ; signed by Hunking Wentworth and Daniel 
Rogers.] 



JOHN STONEMAN 1738/9 * PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Stoneman of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Mary Stoneman, Jan. 31, 1738/9.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 435.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 31, 1738/9, authorizing Thomas Beck and 
Thomas Cotton, Jr., both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate 
of John Stoneman, shipwright.] 

[Inventory, signed by Thomas Cotton and Thomas Beck ; 
amount, ^169.15.0; attested March 28, 1739.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 745 

JOHN WILSON 1738/9 NEWCASTLE 

In the Name of God Amen The twenty fourth day of February 
1738 I John Wilson of New-Castle in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Shoe- Maker * * * 

I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my dearly beloved Wife all 
My Estate both real & personal, of what kind & denomination 
soever for her Use & benefit to give, Grant, bargain, Sell, make 
over & dispose to whom She Shall See fit, She paying all my Just 
Debts & funeral Charges ; Excepting to my two Sons Joseph & 
William I Give five Shillings to each & to my three daughters : 
Sarah Elizabeth & Abigail I give to each five Shillings : And I 
do Constitute, make & ordain Elizabeth my Said Wife my Sole 
Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament : All & Singular my 
lands Messuages & tenements by her freely to be possessed & 
enjoyed. And I do hereby Utterly disallow, Revoke & disannul 
all & every other former Testaments, Wills Legacies & Bequests 
Executed by me in any ways before Named, Willed & bequeathed 
Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my last will & 
Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & 
Seal the Day & Year above written — 

Signed Sealed published Pro- John Wilson 

nounced & declared by S d John 
wilson to be his Last Will & 
Testament in the presence of — 

Joseph Newmarch 

John Trundy 

John Foss 

[Proved March 28, 1739.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 449.] 



EPHRAIM WENTWORTH 1738/9 SOMERSWORTH 

In the Name of God Amen, the Sixteenth Day of March in y e 
Year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred & thirty Eight 



746 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

nine. I Ephraim Wentworth of y e parish of Summersworth in y e 
Province of New Hampshire in New- England, being weak and 
Indisposed in body * * * 

Imprimis I give unto my Well beloved Son Ephraim Went- 
worth y e Stun of five Shillings, Having already given him by Deed 
of Gift his full proportion out of My Estate, which S d five shillings 
is to be paid him by my beloved Son Ezekiel Wentworth, whom 
I shall Constitute & ordain to be y e Sole Executor of this My last 
will & Testament. 

Item I give unto My Well beloved Son Spencer Wentworth y e 
Sum of five Shillings having already given him by Deed of Gift 
his full proportion out of My Estate which s d five Shillings is to 
be paid him by My afoie Said Son Ezekiel Wentworth. 

Item I give unto My Well beloved Son Ezekiel Wentworth all 
My Homestead with my House barn and whatsoever is upon y e 
same together with all my plows Sleads Carts chains, and all my 
other Utensils for Husbandry to be his his Heirs & assigns forever 

Item I give unto My Well beloved Son Ezekiel Wentworth all 
My Tract of land containing about fourteen Acres, w ch lies Joyn- 
ing to y e South Side of y e road y* leads from Cochecho to fresh 
Creeck, Joyuing Westerly and Southerly to James Heards land & 
Jabez Garland land, to be his his Heirs & assigns for ever 

Item I give unto My Well beloved Son Ezekiel Wentworth all 
my oxen Cows and all my other Stock of Creatures, to be his his 
Heirs and assigns — 

Item I give unto My Well beloved Son Samuell Wentworth all 
my Home lot in y e first Division in Rochester together with y e 
one half of my Undivided lands in s d Rochester to be his His Heirs 
and assigns forever. 

Item I give unto My Well beloved Son Jonathan Wentworth 
one Hundred and Eighty Acres of land in y e Second Divison in 
Rochester, together with y e one half of My undivided lands in s d 
Rochester to be his, His Heirs and assigns for ever. 

Item I give unto My Well beloved Daughter Mary Kimbal y e 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 747 

Sum of fourty pounds which My afore Said Son Ezekiel Went- 
vvorth is to pay to her either in Money or in Such things as he 
Shall raise of, of y e lands I have given to him, as he shall choose, 
at y e Market price, within two year after my decease. 

Item I give unto my Well beloved Daughter Anna Ham y e Sum 
of fourty Pounds, which is to be paid her by my afore Said Son 
Ezekiel Wentworth either in Money or in Such things to y e Value 
thereof as he Shall raise of, of y e lands I have given, as he Shall 
choose at y e Market price, within two years after my decease, or 
to her Heirs & assigns. 

Item I give unto my Well beloved Daughter Martha Twombly 
or to heirs and assigns y e Sum of fourty pounds to be paid her by 
my afore Said Son Ezekiel Wentworth in Money or in Such things 
to the Value thereof, as he Shall raise of, of y e lands I have given 
to him, at y e Market price, within two years after my decease. 

Item I give unto my Well beloved Daughter Elizabeth Went- 
worth to her Heirs and assigns y e Sum of fourty pounds to be paid 
her by my Said Son Ezekiel Wentworth in Money or in Such things 
to ye Value thereof, as he Shall raise of, of y e lands I have given 
to him at y e Market price within two years after my decease 

Item I give unto my afore Said Daughters, Mary, Anna, Martha 
& Elizabeth all My Puter pots and other Houshold goods to be 
equally divided between y m 

Item I give unto my Servant Boy Thomas Witherall thirty 
acres of land in my Second Division in Rochester, to his Heirs 
assigns forever provided he Serves with me as an apprentice till he 
is twenty one Years of age, and if he Should not serve with me 
So long then the s d thirty acres of land is to revert to my af 's d Son 
Jonathan Wentworth his Heirs and assigns forever 

Item I give unto my well beloved Son Ezekiel Wentworth all 
my Estate real & personal to be his His Heirs & assigns forever, 
which I have not mentioned in this Instrument. 

Item I Constitute make and ordain My af's d well beloved Son 
Ezekiel Wentworth to be Sole Executor of this my last will and 



74-8 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Testament, and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannull 
all & every other former Testaments, wills Legacies & Executors 
by me in any ways before named, willed & bequeathed, Ratifying 
and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament. 
In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal y e Day 
& year above written. 

Signed Sealed published pro- Ephraim Wentworth 

nounced & declared by y e s d Eph- 
raim Wentworth as his last will 
and Testament in y e presence of 

James Pike 

Moses Carr 

Paul Gerrish Jun r 

[Proved June 29, 1748.] 

[Bond of Ezekiel Wentworth, yeoman, with Gershom Went- 
worth and John Wentworth, gentlemen, as sureties, all of Somers- 
worth, in the sum of ^1000, June 29, 1748, for the execution of 
the will; witnesses, Love Roberts and Matthew Livermore.] 



THOMAS THOMPSON 1739 LONDONDERRY 

[Administration on the estate of Rev. Thomas Thompson of 
Londonderry, clerk, granted to Robert Boyes of Londonderry 
March 28, 1739, the widow declining to act.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 455.] 

[Warrant, March 28, 1739, authorizing Lieut. Andrew Todd 
and Allen Anderson, yeoman, both of Londonderry, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 643.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 25, 1739; amount, ^724.10.0; signed by 
Allen Anderson and Andrew Todd.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 749 

[License to the administrator, Sept. 26, 1739, to sell real estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 651.] 

[Guardianship of Alexander Thompson, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Rev. Thomas Thompson of Londonderry, 
granted to Moses Barnett, gentleman, June 14, 1758.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 20, p. 539.] 

[Bond of Moses Barnett, with Robert Boyes and Robert Wallace 
as sureties, all of Londonderry, in the sum of ^1000, June 14, 
1758, for the guardianship of Alexander Thompson ; witnesses, 
Samuel Dickey and James Ramsey.] 



HENRY BENNETT 1739 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen The twenty third day of April 1739 
and in the twelfth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King 
George the second. 

I Henry Bennet of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hamp- 
shire Yeoman being sick & weak in body * * * 

Item I Give & bequeath unto my well beloved daughter Frances 
Bab five Shillings 

Item I Give & bequeath unto my Grandaughter Sarah Fenlay- 
son one of my feather beds & the bedding belonging thereunto & 
three sheep 

Item I Give & bequeath to my Grandson Nathaniel Fenlayson 
one of my feather beds and the bedding belonging thereto together 
with three sheep, and all my wearing Cloths and Apparel and my 
hat. 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Johanna 
Jackson five pounds 

Item I Give & bequeath to my beloved daughter Lucy Lang & 
to her Heirs & Assigns for ever In consideration of her Care of me 
in my advanced Age, and in my Sickness one of my feather beds 



75° NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

with the bedding belonging thereunto and all the rest of my house- 
hold Goods, together with my Cow, and the residue of my Estate, 
whether it be real or Personal moveable or immoveable or where- 
soever the same is or may be found. — and 

Lastly I do make Constitute and appoint my Son In Law Wil- 
liam Lang to be Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. 
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and affixed my 
Seal the day and year before written 

Signed Sealed Published & de- his 

clared by Henry Bennet to be his Henry X Bennet 

last Will & Testament In presence of Mark 

John Peverley 

Joseph Nelson 

Richard Waldron jun r 

[Proved May 30, 1739.] 

[Warrant, May 30, 1739, authorizing John Langdonand Joseph 
Nelson, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Langdon and Joseph Nelson ; amount, 
/no. 9. 2 ; attested July 25, 1739.] 



ELIZABETH WIBIRD 1739 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Elizabeth Wibird of Portsmouth 
in the Province of New Hampshire Widow * * * 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Richard Wibird the Sum 
of two hundred Pounds (besides what is herein after Given him 
with his Brother) to be taken out of my Estate (after the pay- 
ment of my Debts and Funeral Charges) before any other Gift or 
Legacy herein made or Given is paid — 

Item I Give to my Grandson Anthony Wibird the Sum of thirty 
Pounds to be paid by my Executor hereafter named to my said 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 75 1 

Grandson when he shall Arrive at the Age of twenty one Years — 

Item I Give to my Grand Daughter Sarah Went worth the Sum 
of thirty Pounds to be paid by the Executor of this my last Will 
when she shall Arrive at the Age of Eighteen Years or at the Day 
of her Marriage which shall first happen — 

Item I Give to Mehitable Waiuwright the sum of twelve Pounds 
to be paid by my said Executor — 

Item I Give to M rs Hannah Bradford the sum of twelve Pounds 
to be paid by my said Executor 

Item I Give Devise and Bequeath all the Rest Residue and 
Remainder of my Estate Real and Personal (Except my Wearing 
Apparel) unto my two Sons Richard Wibird and Thomas Wibird 
in manner following that is to Say the one half thereof to Richard 
his heirs and Assigns and the other half thereof to Thomas his 
Heirs and Assigns And further my will is that in Case both or 
either of my said Grand Children should die before the time here- 
in Limited for the payment of what I have above bequeathed 
them Respectively shall come And also in Case I should out live 
all or any of the Legatees herein named then the sum or Sums 
Given to such Deceased Person or Persons or that shall so Decease 
(in either of the Cases aforesaid) shall be Equally Divided between 
my two said Sons — 

Item my Wearing Apparel that shall be left after my Decease I 
Give to my said Grand Daughter Sarah and to Mehitable aforesaid 
to be Equally Divided between them by the Executor of this my 
said Will but I do not understand or mean that my Rings should 
be Included in or Accounted as part of my Wearing Apparel for 
those viz my Rings I Give to my two Sons as the other part the 
Residue of my Estate in manner before mentioned — 

Lastly I Constitute my Son Richard Wibird Sole Executor of 
this my last Will and Testament and hereby Revoke all former 
Wills by me in any manner heretofore made In Witness whereof 
I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the first Day of May Anno 
Domini 1739 and in the twelfth Year of His Majesty's Reign — 



752 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Signed Signed Sealed Pub- her 

lished and Declared by the said Elizabeth X Wibird 

Elizabeth Wibird to be her Last mark 

Will and Testament in Presence 
of us 

Mary Barnes 

Samuel Penhallow 

William Parker 

[Proved Feb. 23, 1742/3.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 233.] 

[Bond of Richard Wibird, with Hunking Wentworth as surety, 
both of Portsmouth, in the sum of ^500, Feb. 23, 1742/3, as ex- 
ecutor ; witnesses, William Parker and Samuel Penhallow.] 



MORRIS HOBBS 1739 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen This 3 d Day of May 1739 I Marrice 
Hobbs of Hampton in the Province of New Hampshire in New 
England being Now Weak & Sick in body * * * 

Imprimes : I Give unto my Son Josiah Hobbs one Share or Lot 
of Land Which Lyes in the Second North Division So Called & 
Lyes for thirty Acr's Which Lot of Land I bought of Thomas 
Marston & Half a Lot of Land in the Town of Chester Which is 
Laid out for Fifty Acres be the Same more or Less as it Lyes Un- 
divided With Richard Taylors Half Share & Lyes in the Division 
that was Last Laid Out in Said Chester & Two Shares of Salt 
marsh in Little River marsh So Called & is in them about Five 
Acres be it more or Less & the Youngest Yoke of Oxen I also 
Give unto him one Cow & one hefer that is three Years old & 
two Calfs I also Give unto my S d Son one Hundred Pounds in 
Pasable Bills of Credit to be paid to Him by his Brother Marrice 
Hobbs & I also give unto my S d Son Liberty to Live in the East 
End of my Dwelling House until] he have A conveniant time to 
build a Hous for him Self & one Half of my Right in the Lower 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 753 

Sawmill & the Priveledges Belonging to it — Item I Give unto my 
Son Jona th Hobbs one House and one barn & Pourty five of Land 
more or Less Which Lyes in the Town of Kingstown Between M r 
Fifielfls Land & M r Clarke's land & one Quarter of a Share or Lot 
of Land in Chester in the North Parish in the S d Town of Chester 
the Whole Lot is laid out for one hundred Acres be it more or 
Less as I Bought it of Richard Cliford & also I Give to my S d Son 
one Hundred Pounds in Pasable bills of Credit & I order my Son 
Maurice Hobbs to pay it to him & also I Give to him one Yoke of 
Oxen that are Four Years Old & two Cows & two Year Olds 

Item: I Give unto my Daughter mary Smith Twenty Shillings 
& I order my Son Maurice Hobbs to Pay it to her the Re'son is 
that I Give her no more Because She has had her Portion all Ready. 

Item: I Give unto my Daughter Sarah Towl Twenty Shillings 
& I Order my Son Maurice Hobbs to Pay it to her — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Theodate Batchelder Twenty 
Shillings & I Order my Son Maurice Hobbs to Pay it to Her — 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Hannah Hobbs one hundred & 
Twenty Pounds in Passable bills of Credit & I Order my Son 
Maurice Hobbs to Pay it to her : & I Also Give Liberty to her to 
Live in the East End of my Dwelling house Untill She be Married 

Item I Give unto my Daughter Easter Hobbs one Hundred & 
Twenty Pounds in Passable bills of Credit & I Order my Son 
Maurice Hobbs to Pay it to her & I also Give her Liberty to her 
To Live in the East End of my house Untill She be Married 

Item, I Give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Hobbs one Hundred 
& twenty Pounds in Pasable bills of Credit & I Order my Son 
Maurice Hobbs to Pay it to her & I also Give her Liberty to live 
in the East End of my Dwelling House Untill She be Married 

Item : I Give unto my Son Marrice Hobbs my Dwelling House 
Where I Now Live Except the East End of it his Brother & Sisters 
are to Live in that the Time above mentioned & then he is to have 
that Also I Give unto my Said Son Maurice my Barn & Orchard & 
all the Land that I have Where the Said house & Barn is which is 
about Thirty Acres be it more or Less & one Share or Lott of 
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Land Which Lyes in the first North Division in Hampton Which 
Lyes Between Smiths Land & John Wedgwoods Land I Also 
Give to my S d Son one Share or Lott of Land in y e Second North 
Division Between Simon Knowls land & Richard Taylors land 
and Half a Right in the Second Division So Called in Hamp* 
about Twelve Acres of Land more or Less as it Lyes in the Said 
Second Division Which Piece of Land I Bought of En s Samuel 
Marston I allso Give to my S d Son Marrice all my Salt marsh & 
Thac'h Ground that I have in Hampton & my Piece of Thatch 
Ground that I have att the Cross Beach & all my Land & marsh 
that I have not all Ready Disposed of I Give to my S d Son & all 
my Moveables in my S d House I Give to my S d Son & all my Stock 
of Cattle that I have not All Ready Disposed of I Give to him & 
my Horses & Sheep & Swine & Husbandry Tools I allso Give to 
him & what Debts are owing to me I Give to my S d Son & What 
Debts or Dues are owing from me I Order my S d Son to Pay them 
& I Doe Appoint my above Named Son Marrice Hobbs to be Sole 
Executor to this my Last Will & Testam* & in Confirmation here- 
of I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the Day & Year above 
Mentioned In the Twelfth Year of King George the Second His 
Reign our Great Britain 

Signed Sealed Sealed & De- The X mark & Seal of 

clared by Maurice Hobbs jun r to Marr : Hobbs — 

be his Last Will & Testament In 
Presence of us Witnesses — 

Rich d Taylor— 

Benj a Hobbs— 

Jabez Smith— 

[Proved July 25, I739-] 
[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 631.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 755 

JOSEPH CROSS 1739 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Cross of Portsmouth in the 

Province of New Hampshire Labourer being very Sick & Weak 

* * * 

My Will is that my Justs Debts & Funeral Charges be Paid by 
my Exec x herein after named within Convenient Time after my 
Decease & then all the Remainder of my Estate Real & Personal 
or of what nature or kind Soever & Wheresoever the Same is or 
Shall be found I Give Bequeath & Devise the Same unto Martha 
Cross my Well beloved Wife to have and to hold to her her heirs 
& Assigns forever & to her & their Proper use Benefit and Behoof 
forever — Lastly I Constitute and Appoint my Said Wife Sole Exec x 
of this my last will & Testament & hereby Revoke all former Wills 
by me in any Manner made — In Witness whereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand & Seal the 12th Day of may Anno Domini 1739 

Signed Sealed & Declared by his 

the Said Joseph Cross to be his Jos h X Cross 

last will & Testam 1 In Presence of mark 

Joseph Meservey 

Tho s Newmarch 

John Cross — 

W m Parker— 

[Proved May 30, 1739.] 



GEORGE DUNCAN 1739 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God, Amen ; The Twenty ninth Day of may in 
the year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & thirty nine ; 
I George Duncan of London-Deny within the province of new 
Hampshire in new-England Esqr being aged and frail and Infirm 
in body * 

Item My Will is and I do give and Bequeath to Margaret my 
Dearly Beloved Wife all my houshold Furniture of Every Kind & 



756 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

nature whatsoever ; and also all the Catle & Creatures that belong 
& appartain to me at my Decease Exclusive of all Beding of CI oaths 
& the furniture Belonging thereunto, which I will that my Bloved 
Doughter Ester Duncan Shall have which bed & Beding with the 
furniture have been Generally Called her's and I also will that 
my wife Shall have the one third part of all the Grain and produce 
that is Rais'd upon my Farm Such as Indian Corn, Rie, wheat or 
any other Grain and the one third part of the hay Dureing life, 
and I also will that my Wife Shall hold posses & Enjoy the wes- 
terly End of my Dweling house with the Chamber Belonging there- 
to with the one half of the Selar without hindrance let or Molesta- 
tion dureing life, and in Case that my wife Should not have ocasion 
to Spend the afores d Houshold Furniture, & Catle & Creatures for 
her Support and Maintainance dureing her life time ; my will and 
pleasure is that what remains of it whether in Furniture or Catle 
at her death Shall be Given to my Daughter Ester or to the Duti- 
fullest of my Children as She Shall Jude, together with the advise 
of my Exac rs Except a small accknowledgement to be Given of the 
Same to my Beloved Sons William Duncan & James Duncan. 

Item My Will is that my Beloved Son John Duncan Shall have 
five Shill s Bils of Credit out of my Estate ; Together with what he 
has allready Rec d 

Item my Will is that my Beloved Son George Duncan Shall have 
five Shill s Bils of Credit out of my Estate ; Together with what 
he has allready Rec d 

Item My will is that my Beloved Son Robert Duncan Shall have 
five Shi lls Bils of Credit out of my Estate ; Together with what he 
has allready Rec d 

Item My will is and I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved Son 
Abraham Duncan Fourty Shi lls in Bils of Credit to be paid out of 
my Estate ; Together with what he has allready Rec d from me by 
the hands of my Son Robert Duncan. 

Item My Will is and I Give and Bequeath to my Beloved Sons, 
William Duncan, and James Duncan, all My Real Estate, to be 



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NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 757 

Divided in Equall Shares Between them in Quantity & Quality, 
Exclusive of what is after Mentioned. 

Item My will is and I Give and Bequeath to my Bloved Dough- 
ter the Just and full Sum of one Hundred Pounds Bils of Credit at 
the End of one year after my Decease to be paid to her by my 
Sons William Duncan and James Duncan in Consideration of her 
part of the aforesaid Real Estate.— and I also order My Son James 
to live with his mother untill he arive to twenty one years of age 
and to be Dutifull to his Mother 

Item My Will is that in Case my Exac rs Judge it advantagious 
and most profitable for my Sons William Duncan and James Dun- 
can to Sell and Dispose of the afores d Estate before my Son James 
Duncan Comes of age, or to the years of Maturity then and in that 
Case my will is and I do hereby authorize and Impower my Exac rs 
hereafter mentioned to Joyn with my Son William Duncan in the 
Sale of Said land and to Improve my Son James Duncans part of 
the Money for his Benefit & advantage to the best of their Skil & 
Judgement untill he arive to twenty one years of age. 

Item My will is and I do hereby nominate and appoint my Be- 
loved Son Robert Duncan and John Macmurphy of Londonderry 
aforesaid to be my Exac rs of this my last will & Testament : and 
do hereby utterly Revoke and Disanul all other wills Legacies & 
Bequeasts and Exac rs before named or Willed Ratifying Confirm- 
ing & allowing this and no other to be my last Will and Testa- 
ment In Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and af- 
fixed my Seal the day & year before mentioned. 

Signed Sealed published pro- Georg Duncan 

nownced and Declared by me 
George Duncan as my last will 
and Testament in presence of 
these Witnesses. 

John Jamison 

John Duncan 

Thomas Jameson 

[Proved Aug, 4, 1741.] 



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JOHN SMITH, 3d 1739 DURHAM 

[Administration on the estate of John Smith, 3d, of Durham, 
innholder, granted to his widow, Hannah Smith, May 30, 1739.] 

[Warrant, May 30, 1739, authorizing Stephen Jones, Jr., gentle- 
man, and John Williams, Jr., husbandman, both of Durham, to 
appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Williams, Jr., and Stephen Jones, 
Jr.; amount, ^140.3.0; attested the last Wednesday in October, 
I739-] 



MARY DOLBEAR 1739 PORTSMOUTH 

The Deposition of Ann Hilton of Portsm In y e Prov e of N : 
Hamp r of lawfull Age — this Deponent testifies & Declares y* on or 
about y e 29 th day of Sep* An° Dom : 1738 she Perform d y e Office 
& Duty of a Midwife or hand woman for one Mary Dolbeare as she 
was Call d at y e House of m r Sam 11 White of s d Portsm Joyner & 
Deliver* 1 her of a female Child then & there Born of her Body y* 
y e Deponant was Inform d by y e woman she then & there Deliver d 
y* she was y e Wife of one James Dolbeare of Boston In y e County 
of Suffolk In y e Pro e of y e Mass a Bay Brazier y t y e s d woman whom 
y e Deponent then Deliver d Board d at y e said Whites a Consider- 
able time as was Com'only Report d & y 1 she was taken sick & 
Dyed at his House w th in about five Months after y e Birth of y e s d 
Child and further sth not — Portsm June 26 th 1739 — 

Ane Hilton 

[Attested the same day, u M r James Dolbeare Being fJsent."] 

[Deeds, vol. 24, p. 157.] 

The Deposition of Ann Nelson of Portsm In y e Pro e of N : 
Hamp r Wife of Joseph Nelson of s d Portsm Tanner : of lawfull 
age Testifieth & says y* on y e 29 th day of sep* In y e year of our 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 759 

Lord 1738 she was at y e House of m r Sam 11 White of s d Portsm 
Joyner when at y e same time one Mary Dolbear Wife of James 
Dolbear of Boston In y e County of Suffolk she saw Deliver d from 
y e Body of s d Mary Dolbear a female Child Ann Hilton Being 
then there and ^form d y e Duty of a Midwife y e Deponent further 
saith y* she heard y e s d Mary Dolbear say she was y e Wife of James 
Dolbear of Boston Brazier & y* y e s d Mary Dolbear lived or Board d 
at s d Sam 11 Whites House a Considerable time & there Dyed & from 
thence Buried or Carry d to her Grave Portsm June 26 th 1739 — 

Ann Nelson 

[Attested the same day (i M r James Dolbear being ^sent. n ] 

[Deeds, vol. 24, p. 157.] 



NICHOLAS WINKLEY 1739 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Nicholas Winkley of Ports- 
mouth, mariner, granted to his widow, Sarah Winkley, July 25, 

I739-] 

[Warrant, July 25, 1739, authorizing John Ayers and John 
Shackford, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Ayers and John Shackford; amount, 
^3°4-5-7 J attested Sept. 26, 1739.] 

[License to the administratrix, March 26, 1740, to sell real 
estate.] 



JESSE CHRISTY 1739 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God amen this fourth day of august in the year 
of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine I 



760 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Jesse Cristey of Londonderry in the province of new hampshir in 
new Englan yeman being very sike and weak of body * * * 

Imp r I give into my wellbeloved wiff mary Cristey y e one third 
pairt of my real esteat during her natrul Liffe together with the 
one third of my personal Esteat my presant debts being payed first 
I give and bequaith unto my beloved son Pitter Cristey twenty 
shillings have given him his portion already 

Imp r I give and bequaith unto my well beloved son James Cristey 
twenty shillings haveing given him his portion already 

Imp r I give and bequiath unto my beloved daughter margrat 
m c farland a shute of morning apperal with a Cloke and blak silk 
hood all the afor mantinoned Leageses to be payed out of my per- 
sonal Esteat 

Imp r I give and bequaith unto my well beloved Daughter Agnas 
Cristy the sume of Eghty pounds to be payed out of my Esteate in 
twelfth month after my desseas besids hir Clos 

Imp r I give and bequaith unto my belvoid daughtr Jean Crestey 
Eghty pounds to be payed out of my Esteate when she shall 
demand it after Eghteen months from the deat of thes presents 

Imp r I give and bequaith unto my beloved son Geroge Cristey 
the sume of fifty pounds to be payed out of my Estat to him and 
appropried to his use when he shal araive to the age of twelf years 
and he to be mentained and made a good English scoller on the 
Esteat till that time 

Imp r I Give and bequaith unto my beloved Daughter mary 
Cristey the sume of fifty pounds to be payed out of my Esteate 

Imp r I give and bequaith unto my beloved daughter Ann Cristey 
the sume of fifty pounds to be payd out of my Esteate 

Imp r I give and bequaith unto my well beloved son Thomas 
Cristey the remanders of all my Esteate both real and personal 
(Excepting what is befor given and bequaithed) with the third 
that my belovid wiff heath of the real Esteate at hir death and I 
appoint my son thomas Cristey and Robert Boyes Esq r to be my 
soil Exectours of this my last will and testment allowing and Con- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 76 1 

firming this and no there to be my last will and testmant revock- 
ing all other wills testments whatsoever 

signed sealed published pro- Jesse Cristey 

nounced and declaled to be my 
last will and testment In presents 
of us 

William Gillmor 

Thomas Horner 

Robert Riddell 

[Proved Oct. 31, 1739.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 31, 1739, authorizing Thomas Horner and Rob- 
ert Riddell, both of Londonderry, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Nov. 16, 1739; amount, ^913.4-3; signed by 
Thomas Horner and Robert Riddell.] 



JAMES PALMER 1739 STRATHAM 

In The Name of God Amen the twentieth Day of August In the 
year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and thurty nine I 
James Palmor of Stretham In the Province of Newhampshire 
Blacksmith * * * 

Impremis I give and bequeth unto Sarah my well beloved wife 
over and above the bargain I made with her before marrage— a 
morning sute of apparriel and one years provition to be provided 
her by my Exc r — Item I give and bequeth to my beloved Son John 
Palmar all that tract of Land I bought of willam Powel setuated 
Liing and being in Streatbam buted and bounded as by one Deed 
on record from Said powel and I also give him half my wright in 
the town of Bow and to his heirs and assigns forever on Condition 
that he my said son John palmar pay to my two Daughtars Eleze- 
beth Rollings and mery merril fifteen pounds to Each of them in 
money within two years aftar my Deses : Item I give and bequeth 



762 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

to my beloved Daughtar Elezebeth Rollins Eighty pounds fifteen 
pounds to be payd her by my Son John as is afore said and sixty 
five pounds to be payd as I Shall here aftar ordor 

Item I give and bequeth to my beloved Daughtar mary merril 
Eighty pounds fifteen pounds to be payd her by my Son John as 
is afore Said and sixty five pounds to be payd her as I shall here- 
aftar ordor — 

Item I give and bequeth to my beloved Son Joseph Palmor all 
my homstead Lands in Streatham where I now Live togethar with 
my houses and barns and out houses and all that appertain there 
unto to him his heirs and assigns forever and I also give him all 
my Stock of Cattel of all sorts and kin that I shall Dye sesed of 
on the Condition that he my said son Joseph Palmor pay to my 
Daughtar Elezebth Rollins sixty five pounds fourty five pounds 
money and twenty pound in houhold goods or othar moveabls one 
half two years aftar my Deses and the othar half three years aftar 
my Deses 

and also to my to my Daughtar mary merril sixty five pounds 
fourty five pound money and twenty pounds in houshold goods or 
othar moveabls one half in two years aftar my Deses and the othar 
half in three years aftar my Deses and I also give and bequeth to 
my son Joseph Palmor one half my wright in the town of Bow to 
him his heirs and assigns forever whom I Likewise Constitut mak 
and ordain my soul Executar of this my Last will and testement 
and I Do hereby utterly Dissalow and revoke and Disannul all and 
Every othar formor testaments wills Lagacies and bequests and 
Executars by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed 
ratifying and Confirming this and no othar to be my Last will and 
testement in witnes where of I have here unto set my hand and 
seal the Day and year above written 

signed sealed published pro- James Palmer 

nounced and Decleared by the 
Said James Palmor as his Last will 
and testement in the presence of 
us witness 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 763 



John Clark 
Richard Palmer 
Richard Calley 
[Proved March 26, 1740.] 



EDMUND LANE 1739 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen — 

Whereas I Edmund Layn of Dover in y e province of New Hamp- 
shire in New England Trader being in Extream pain of Body yet 
in perfect Sense and Memory and Knowing that tis appointed for 
all men Once to die and thinking my Self Just Departing this life 
I make this as my last will and Testament First I give My Soul 
to God that first gave it Secondly my body to y e Earth to be 
decently buried And as to rny worldly Estate Both Real & per- 
sonall I give & Bequeath to my dearly Beloved wife Jane Layn to 
Dispose of as she shall see good she first allowing and paying My 
Funeral Charge the Charge of My Doctors and all my Just & 
honest Debts where she or I have heretofore Contracted I also give 
My said wife all my whole power & strength to Call in recover 
and All the Just debts that are owing or payable unto me the Said 
Edm d Layn — In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & 
Seal this Eighteenth day of September in y e thirteenth year of his 
majestys Reign Anno Dom : 1739 

John Cooke Ed m Layn 

Jos : Hanson 3 rd 

Jos Hanson Jun r 

[Proved Oct. 31, 1739, and administration granted to John 
Wood of Dover, innholder, a creditor, at the request of the widow, 
no executor being named in the will.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 31, 1739, authorizing John Hayes and Joseph 
Roberts, both of Dover, yeomen, to appraise the estate.] 



764 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, Nov. 20, 1739; amount, ^154.17.0; signed by 
John Hayes and Joseph Roberts.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 30, 1739/40, authorizing John Wingate, gentle- 
man, Joseph Estes, blacksmith, and John Canney, husbandman, 
all of Dover, to receive claims against the estate.] 

[Petition of the administrator, July 30, 1740, asking for three 
months additional for the commissioners to receive claims ; 
granted.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, ,£638.2.5 ; signed 
by John Wingate, John Cauney, and Joseph Estes.] 



RICHARD TOBEY 1739 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Richard Tobey of Portsmouth, 
cordwainer, granted to his widow, Martha Tobey, Sept. 26, 1739.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 649.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 26, 1736, authorizing John Cutt and John Pray, 
both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 25, 1739 ; amount, ^208.8.0 : signed by John 
Cutt and John Pray.] 



JOHN LEVALLY 1739 EXETER 

[Administration on the estate of John Levally of Exeter, tailor, 
granted to Dudley Odlin of Exeter, physician, Sept. 27, 1739.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 650.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 27, 1739, authorizing Peter Oilman, gentle- 
man, and Daniel Thing, clothier, both of Exeter, to appraise the 
estate.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 765 

[Inventory, Oct. 1, 1739; amount, ^78.1.0 ; signed by Peter 
Gilman and Daniel Thing.] 

[List of claims against the estate; amount, ^126.9.3.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; 
amount of estate, ^no.10.0; expenditures, ^158.12.0; allowed 
Nov. 25, 174L] 



DANIEL GOODWIN 1739 SOMERSWORTH 

[Administration on the estate of Daniel Goodwin of Somers- 
vvorth granted to his son, Daniel Goodwin of Somersworth, Oct. 1, 
I739-] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 158.] 

Inventory of the estate in York county, Me., Oct. 12, 1739; 
fifty acres of land in Berwick, Me., valued at £1 10. 0.0,] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 166.] 

[Administrator's account against the estate; amount, .£105.11.6; 
allowed April 15, 1740.] 

[York County, Me., Probate Records, vol. 5, p. 198.] 



JAMES BOYD 1739 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen I James Boyd of Portsmouth in New 
Hampshire in New England Shopkeeper * * * 

Item I Give unto my Brother John Boyde of Chester in New 
Hampshire Afores d Twenty Acres of Land being called the Horn- 
sted Lott of my Right in Chester Afores d To have and to hold 
to him his Heirs & Assigns forever — Item Whereas my kinsman 
John Boyd (Son of the Above Named John Boyd) is lately come 
to live with me & to Assist me in my Shop Business (which if he 
Continues Fathfully to do) I Give unto him forty Acres of Land 
being Part of one hundred Acres of Land Laid out as part of my 



766 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Right of Land in the Town of Chester Afores d Neare Massabeseck 
To have and to hold to him my Said kinsman John Boyde his 
Heirs & Assigns forever — Item all the Rest of my Estate both 
Real & Personal I Give unto my Daughter Mary Boyd To have 
and to hold to her her Heirs & Assigns forever But So as the Same 
Shall be in the hands & under the care & Mannngm* of my Very 
Good Friends the Reverend David M c Gregory M r John M c Murphy 
& M r John Archibald all of Londonderry in New Hampshire Afore- 
said (whom I Earnestly Desier to take upon them Joyntly or 
Severally the Trust) And I Do hereby Nominate and Appoint, 
them the Said David Magregore John Macmurphy, & John Archi- 
bald, Joyntly and Severally Guardians to my Said Daughter and 
do Direct & Order that She Shall Not act or do any thing with 
what I have Given her but by & with the Advice of them the 
vSaid Magregore, Macmurphy & John Archibald, or Either of them 
Nor have Any thing at her own Disposal until She Attaine the 
Age of Twenty one Years, Or if She Shall Mary Against their 
Good Likeing & Consent & will not be Ruled & Governed by 
them then my Will is that all I have given her Shall be Disposed 
as hereafter, in case She Shall not have Issue of her Body Lawfully 
begotten — 

Item, In Case my Said Daughter Shall die before Marriage or 
without Issue of her body Lawfully begotten then & in Such Case 
my Will is that all I have Given my Said Daughter Shall be at 
the Disposal of Madam Maran Clarke of Londonderry Aforesaid 
Widow & her Son David Magregore abovesaid & their Heirs & 
Assigns for Ever, they or Either of them paying the Aforesaid 
John Macmurphy five pounds And I do hereby Nominate make & 
Appoint the Aforesaid David Magregory John Macmurphy & John 
Archibald Joyntly & Severally Executors of this my Last Will & 
Testament (& Desiering them Also to Accept of the Guardianship 
& Trust as Aforesaid) & I do hereby, Revoke Disanul & make 
Void all former Wills & Testaments by me heretofore made either 
by word of mouth or in Writing — In Witness whereof I the Said 
James Boyd to this my Last Will & Testament (Contained in the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 767 

two foregoing Pages of this Sheet of Paper & Part of this Page) 
have Set my hand & Seale this twenty Ninth day of October in 
the Year of Our Lord Christ 1739 — 

Signed Sealed & Declared by James Boyd 

the Testator in the Presence of us 
whose Names are hereunto Sub- 
scribed as Witnesses & in the 
presence of the Testator 

John Pray 

Francis Tucker 

[Proved Nov. 22, 1739. The executors declining to act, ad- 
ministration with will annexed was granted to Alexander Caldwell 
of Portsmouth, shopkeeper, a creditor.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 22, 1739, authorizing Richard Wibird and 
Hunking Wentworth, merchant, both of Portsmouth, to appraise 
the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Hunking Wentworth and Richard Wibird ; 
amount, ^1618.5.4; attested March 26, 1740.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate; amount 
of personal estate, ^1222.0.4 ; expenditures, ^693.9.11 ; allowed 
June 25, 1746, and ordered that the balance be paid to Rev. David 
McGregore and his wife, Mary McGregore, only daughter and heir 
of the deceased.] 

[Guardianship of Mary Boyd, minor, aged more than fourteen 
years, daughter of James Boyd, granted to David McGregore of 
Londonderry, clerk ; no date.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 664.] 



AMOS FERNALD 1739 PORTSMOUTH 

[Warrant, Oct. 31, 1739, authorizing John Fellows and John 
Hart, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of Amos Fernald 



768 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

of Portsmouth, cooper, administration of which is granted to 
Humphrey Feruald, cooper, and John Fernald, mariner, both of 
Portsmouth.] 

[Administration on the estate of Amos Fernald granted to his 
sons, Humphrey Fernald, cooper, and John Fernald, mariner, both 
of Portsmouth, Nov. 28, 1739.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 2.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Fellows and John Hart; amount, 
,£148.11.0; attested Jan. 30, 1739/40.] 

[Petition of the administrators for license to sell real estate ; 
endorsed "Jn° & Humphery Furnells Petition to the Judge of Pro- 
bate for the Sale of their Fathers Estate, 1740."] 

[License to the administrators, July 10, 1740, to sell real estate.] 



JOHN GRINDALL 1739 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Grindall of Portsmouth, 
laborer, granted to Timothy Batt of Portsmouth, housewright, 
Oct. 31, 1739.] 

[Warrant, Oct. 31, 1739, authorizing Daniel Jackson and 
Charles Tread well, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 26, 1739 ; amount, ^155.1.0 ; signed by Daniel 
Jackson, Jr., and Charles Tread well.] 

[Petition of the administrator for license to sell real estate ; no 
date.] 

[License to the administrator, Nov. 26, 1741, to sell real estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 72.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 



NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 769 

of estate, ^126.1.0; expenditures, ^152.19.7 ; allowed July 28, 

1742.] 

[Various receipts, containing signatures of Thomas Peirce, Jo- 
seph Berry, Nathaniel Rogers, Joshua Peirce, Michael Whidden, 
and Timothy Batt.] 



JOSHUA PENHALLOW 1739 PORTSMOUTH 

[Warrant, Oct. 31, 1739, authorizing Nathaniel Rogers and 
Hunking Wentworth, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate 
of Joshua Penhallow of Portsmouth, physician, administration of 
which is granted to Benjamin Gambling of Portsmouth, gentle- 
man.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 73.] 

[Inventory; amount, ^129.18.6; signed by Nathaniel Rogers 
and Hunking Wentworth ; attested Dec. 31, 1740.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 31, 1740, authorizing Eleazer Russell and John 
Cutt, gentlemen, both of Portsmouth, to receive claims against the 
estate ; time extended six months in July, 1741.] 

[List of claims against the estate, exhibited Dec. 31, 1740 ; 
amount, ^277.17.9.] 

[Petition of the administrator, Aug. 26, 1741, for an extension 
of time; granted six months.] 



WILUAM MOORE 1739 LONDONDERRY 

In the name of God amen the Sixth Day of November in the 
Year of our Lord God 1739 I William Moor of Londonderry in 
the Province of New Hampsheir being very Sick and weak in Body 



4.9 



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Imprimis I give and bequeath to Martha my Dearly beloved 
Wife my Lands Goods and Chattels by hir to be possesed and kept 
together for the use Benefit and Mintenance of hir and my Beloved 
Children which Land they are to Labour and be obedient to hir 
and Shee as in Dutey bound to Learn and Instruct them as God 
Shall Enable hir Enduring hir Life but and if it Should pleas 
God to call hir hence then the Boys that are under age to be bound 
out to Traids 

Itim the Lands goods and Chattels which Shall or may be at hir 
Deceas to be Sold and made into Mony I do leave and bequeath 
unto my Beloved Sous George Moor Thomas Moor Allen Moor 
and William Moor in Equal parts and Portions one Hundred and 
Twenty Pound being Exampted and Given to my well beloved 
Daughters 

Itim to my beloved Daughter Jean Cristy I leav and bequeath 
Twenty pounds to my beloved Daughter Betty Moor I leave and 
bequeath Fifty pounds and to my beloved Daughter Mary Moor I 
leave and bequeath Fifty pound and if Either Betty or mary Should 
die without Isshue hir part to be given to the other and Likewise 
My Beloved Sons if any of them Should Die without isshue their 
part to come to their Brethren I Likewise Constitute make and 
ordain Allen Anderson and Samuel Anderson my only and Sole 
Executors of this my last will and Testament and do Ratify and 
Confirm this and no other to be my last will and Testament in 
witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Day 
and year above Written — 

Signed Sealed published Pro- william moor 

nounced and Declared by the said 
William Moor as his last will and 
Testament in the presence of us 
the Subscribers viz 

Archibald miller 

thomas dunshe 

Thomas Bacon 

[Proved Aug. 26, 1741-] 



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[Warrant, Aug. 26, 1741, authorizing John Weare and Moses 
Barnett, both of Londonderry, to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 136.] 

[Inventory, signed by Moses Barnett and John Weare ; amount, 
^651.0.6; attested Oct. 28, 1741.] 



JOHN COLLINS 1739 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Collins of Portsmouth, 
mariner, granted to his widow, Mercy Collins, Nov. 28, 1739.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 1.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 28, 1739, authorizing John Cutt and Daniel 
Jackson, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 51.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Capt. John Collins of Portsmouth, 
Aug. 27, 1740; amount, ,£1430.3.3; signed by Daniel Jackson 
and John Cutt.] 



HENRY NUTTER 1739 NEWINGTON 

In the Name of God Amen : The Twenty fourth Day of Decem- 
ber 1739 I Henry Nutter of Newington in the Province of New 

hampshire in New- England Yeoman being Lame & week in body 

*■ * * 

Imprimis I Give & Bequeath to Mary my Dearly Beloved Wife 
all my Lands in Newington be they more or Less as also my 
house & house hold Goods Barn Cattle Sheep hogs & viz 1 the 
Whole of my Estate in Newington to her Use Benifit & Behoof 
dureing her Natural Life : Except w l is needfull for the payment 
of Debts & Funeral charges. Unless my S d wife should marry 
Again : & then to have but her Thirds. 

Item I Give to my Beloved Son Samuel Nutter that is to say 
after my Beloved wifes decease all my Lands in Newington as 



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above mentioned be they more or Less as also my house & house- 
hold Goods Barn Cattle &c viz 1 the whole of my Estate in New- 
ington that is to say upon his paying my Debts and Funeral 
Charges & also Such Legacyes as I Shall hereafter order to be 
paid. After my wifes Decease the whole of this Bequeeth to be to 
him his heirs or Assigns for Ever. 

Item : I Give to my Beloved Son Vollintine Nutter fifty pounds 
to be paid him by my Executor after my Wife's Decease. 

Item : I Give to my Beloved son Joseph Nutter all my Lands 
in the Township of Rochester he to take possession of them Im- 
mediately after my Decease. 

Item : I Give to my Beloved Daughter Elizabeth Croket Ten 
pounds to be paid her by my Executor After my wifes Decease. 

Item : I Give to my beloved Daughter Mary Nutter Ten Pounds 
to be paid her by my Executor after my wifes Decease. 

And I doe Likewise at the sam time make ordain And Appoint 
my Beloved Son Samuel Nutter my Sole Executor of this My Last 
will and Testament To pay all my Debts, and Legacyes as Above 
Mentioned And I Doe hereby Disallow Revoke and Disannul all 
and Every Other former Testaments wills Legacies and Bequests 
& Executors by me in Any way before Named willed And Be- 
queathed. Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be my 
Last will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set 
my hand & Seal the Day And Year Above written. 

Signed Sealed published pro- his 

nounced and Declaared by the Henry X Nutter 

Said Henry Nutter to be his Last Mark 

will & Testament In Presence of 
Us the Subscribers. 

Joseph Adams 

John nutter 
her 

Deborah X Croket 
mark 

[Proved Jan. 30, 1739/40.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 773 

ABIGAIL PENHALLOW 1739 PORTSMOUTH 

[Sarah Winslow, in behalf of her children, renounces adminis- 
tration on the estate of her mother Penhallow in favor of her 
(< Broth r King;" dated, Portsmouth, Dec. 31, 1739.] 

[Administration on the estate of Abigail Penhallow of Ports- 
mouth, widow, granted to her son-in-law, William King of Ports- 
mouth, mariner, April 30, 1740.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 30.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 22, 1740, authorizing Daniel Jackson and John 
Shackford, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate of Abigail 
Penhallow of Portsmouth, widow, administration of which is gran- 
ted to William King of Portsmouth, mariner.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 79.] 

[Inventory of the estate of Mrs. Abigail Penhallow of Ports- 
mouth, Dec. 31, 1740 ; amount, ^190.0.0 ; signed by Daniel Jack- 
son and John Shackford.] 

[License to the administrator, Dec. 31, 1740, to sell real estate.] 



ANDREW MURRAY 1739/40 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Andrew Murray of Dover, 
laborer, granted to James Murray of Londonderry, husbandman, 
Jan. 30, I739/40.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 12.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 30, 1739/40, authorizing John Cutt and John 
Pray, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 13.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 30, 1739/40; amount, ^15.8.0; signed by John 
Cutt and John Pray.] 



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SAMUEL EMERSON 1739/40 DURHAM 

The Last Will and Testament of Samuel Emerson of Durham 
in the Province of New-Hampshire in New England — 

I the s d Samuel Emerson growing Aged & Infirm in Body * 

Imprimis — To My dearly beloved Wife Judith Emerson I give 
and Bequeath All and Singular My Houshold goods Servants Chat- 
tells, Debts & Moveable Effects. 

Item. To My Son Timothy, He having Already recieved his por- 
tion of My Estate, I give the Sum of Five Shillings Money — 

Item. To My Son Solomon he also having recieved his Part of 
My Estate, I give the like Sum of Five Shillings Money 

Item. To My Daughter Abigail, Wife of Robert Thompson & 
Her Heirs I give and bequeath a certain Tract of Land contain- 
ing about Twenty Acres be it More or less which I bought of 
Nicholas Hereford lying in Dover together with the Land adjoyn- 
ing which I had of Thomas Leighton being all My Land on that 
Side of the Way And also Five Acres of Woodland at the North 
West Corner of a Lot of Land which I bought of Joseph and 
Thomas Hall in s (1 Dover, To Her and her Heirs She Paying Forty 
pounds Money to two of My Grandchildren that is to say Twenty 
Pounds to Samuel Clemens & Twenty pounds to Job Clemens 
Sons of My Daughter Hannah within two Years after my Decease. 

Item to My Grandson Samuel Emerson Only Son of Micah 
Emerson I give and bequeath all the Land which I bought of Na- 
thaniel Meader containing about Thirty Acres be it More or less 
lying in Dover afores d as also all the Remaining Part of that 
Tract of Land which I bought of Joseph and Thomas Hall aboves d 
which I have not disposd of to My s d Daughter Abigail — He the s d 
Samuel Emerson Paying to Each of His two Sisters Hannah and 
Abigail Twenty Pounds money within two Years after he shall Pos- 
sess the premises — 

Finally. I do hereby constitute and Appoint Aboves d Robert 
Tompson of Durham Sole Exec r of this My Last Will and Testa- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 775 

meat— Hereby revoking dissal lowing & dissan nulling all and every 
other Former Testaments Wills Legacies and Bequests, by Me 
Named Willed and bequeathed or said So to be — Ratifying & 
Confirming this and No Other to be My Last Will and Testament. 
In Witness whereof I have Hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this 
Third, Day of March in the Thirteenth year of his Majesties Reign 
Annoq. Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred & Thirty Nine 
Forty — 

Signd Seald Publishd pro- samuel Emerson 

nounced & declard by the s d 
Samuel Emerson as his Last Will 
and Testament in Presence of us 
the Subscribers — 

David Davis 

Nich Gilman Jun r 

Joseph Atkinson 

[Proved Aug. 31, 1743.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 31, 1743, authorizing John Woodman and Eli 
Demerit, Jr., to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by John Woodman and Eli Demerit, Jr.; 
amount, .£2725.18.10.] 



JOHN SMITH I739/40 DURHAM 

In the Name of God Amen The Tenth day of March in the Year 
of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and thirty nine/40 I 
John smith of Durham in New Hampshire in New England Yeo- 
man being Aged and well Stricken in years * * * 

Imprimis my will is that my debts be paid by my Exec r out of 
the Estate I herein Give him and that he my said Executor pay 
two fifth parts of mine and my wifes funeral Charges and my sons 
John Smith Joseph Smith and Benjamin Smith Each of them the 
one fifth part of the said Funerals Charge — 



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Item — I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved Son John Smith 
all my Right of the lands and privileges thereof whereon he now 
Liveth in Durham with all the Improvements thereof and also one 
fifth part of my Saw mill on the second falls of Lamperell River 
in Durham aforesaid with one full and Equal fifth part of the falls 
Stream and Privileges that Belongs to me and one sixth part of 
two Acres of Land that is mine on the North side of Lampereel 
River Adjoyning to the said River and near the said falls and one 
fifth part of all my Right of Lands in the Town of Rochester in 
New Hampshire aforesaid all the aforesaid Lands and privileges 
to be to my said Son John Smith to have and to hold to him his 
heirs and Assigns forever. Item — I Give and Bequeath to my 
well beloved Son Josep Smith all my house and Lands and Orchard 
Lying near the second falls on Lampereel River on the North side 
of the said River (Excepting five six Parts of the two Acres of 
Land Adjoyning to the said River which I herein Give his Bretheren 
and Sister as before and hereafter) Also I Give my said Son one 
fifth part of my Right in the saw mill falls and Privilege on the 
second falls on Lampereel River in Durham aforesaid To have and 
to hold all the Lands and privileges aforesaid to him my said Son 
Joseph Smith his heirs and Assigns forever — Item I Give and Be- 
queath to my Well beloved Son Samuel Smith all my Grant of 
Land on the South Side of Lampereel River at the Second falls on 
said River in Durham aforesaid and two fifth parts of all my Right 
in the saw mill on the aforesaid Second falls with two fifth parts 
of said Right in the falls and Stream and priviledges and two Sixth 
parts of my two Acres of Land on the North side of Lampereel 
River aforesaid Adjoyning to the second Falls as aforesaid and Also 
my ten Acres of Land (Joyning to the Land formerly Granted to 
William Partridge and William Vaughan by the town of Dover) in 
Durham aforesaid near the lower falls and also Ninty Acres of 
Land which I bought of my brother Samuel Smith of Durham 
aforesaid Lying in New Market in New Hampshire aforesaid it 
being part of the old Mill Grant Granted to Edward Hilton by the 
Town of Exeter in New Hampshire aforesaid Bounded as followeth 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS JJJ 

(viz) Beginning at a Red Oak Tree about a stones Cast from 
where the old Mill stood from thence North and by East Eighty 
Rods and then West and by North nine Score Rods and then 
South and by West Eighty Rods and then East and by South to 
the tree aforesaid with all the Priviledges and Appurtenances 
thereof all the above given Lands and Priviledges To have and to 
hold to him my said Son Samuel Smith his heirs and Assigns for- 
ever — Item I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved Son Benja- 
min Smith the North East Side of my homestead Plantation in 
Durham aforesaid whereon his house now Standeth and Bounded 
as follows (viz 1 ) Beginning at the Great Red Rock on the Westerly 
side of Broad Cove from that rock near south west Nineteen Rods 
to another Rock lying about half tide and from thence Running 
North North West about Seventy Eight Rods to a Rock between the 
Edge of the Mowing Ground and Planting Ground and so So Run- 
ning the same Course forty three Rods more to a Cleft Rock near 
a pine Tree and from the head of this Dividing Line North North 
East to the out side of my Land and also the one half of all my land 
(Commonly Called the Pasture Land) Lying on the head of the 
Homsted Plantation aforesaid (his brother Ebenezer to have the 
other half) and Also the flats fronting on that part of the hom- 
stead that I have Given him and Also my piece of Salt Marsh that 
lies within the Mouth of Goddard's Creek being Near the Old 
Landing place and Running up as the fence now goes taking in a 
small point of Land and Also one fifth part of my Right in the 
Sawmill falls Stream priviledges on the second Falls in Lampereel 
River aforesaid and one sixth part of my two Acres of Land on the 
North Side of the said Lamperel River Adjoining to the Second 
falls aforesaid all the said Land and privileges To have and to hold 
to him my said son Benjamin Smith his heirs and Assigns forever. 
Item I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Elisabeth 
the Wife of Robert Burnum two fifth parts of all my Right of 
Lands and Privileges in the Town of Rochester in New Hampshire 
aforesaid and Sixth part of my two Acres of Land on the North 



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side of Lampereel River at the Second falls aforesaid with the 
Privileges thereof To have and to hold to her my said Daughter 
Elizabeth her heirs and Assigns forever — 

Item — I Give & bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Hannah 
the wife of Tristiam Coffin two fifth parts of all my Right of Lands 
and privileges within the Town of Rochester aforesaid To have and 
to hold to my said Daughter Hannah her heirs and Assigns for- 
ever. — 

Item. — I Give and Bequeath to my well beloved Son Ebenezer 
Smith all the South West part of my Homstead Plantation with 
the Houses Barns Edifices thereon and Orchards Gardens and Mea- 
dows and all the flats fronting said part of said plantation to be 
set off by the bounds as follows (viz) Beginning at the great Red 
Rock aforesaid (where his brother Benjamin beginneth) from that 
Rock near South west nineteen Rods to another Rock Lying at 
half Tide and from thence Running North North west seventy- 
eight Rods to a Rock by the Edge of the Mowing ground and plant- 
ing ground so Running the same Course forty three Rods more to 
a Cleft Rock by a Pine Tree (this being the Dividing Line between 
him and his Brother Benjamin) then Running West to the out 
side of my Land where the fence now standeth and also the one 
half of my Lands (Commonly Called the pasture Lands) Lying on 
the head of the homsted aforesaid his Brother Benjamin having 
the other half as aforesaid also I Give all the Remaining part of 
that Land I bought of my brother Samuel Smith aforesaid (besides 
what I have Given to my Son Samuel) to my said Son Ebenezer 
Lying in New Market aforesaid it being my part of the old mill 
Grant aforesaid all the Lands and Buildings and priviledges with 
their appurtenances that I have Given and hereafter shall give my 
said son Ebenezer shall be to him his heirs and Assigns forever 
and also all the rest and Residue of my Estate Real and personal 
Goods Lands money Bills Bonds and Chattels whatsoever I Give 
and Bequeath unto my said Son Ebenezer To have and to hold to 
him his heirs and assigns forever my further will is that my said Son 
Ebenezer shall pay unto his mother Yearly During her life out of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 779 

what I have Given him the sum of Twenty pounds (if she De- 
mand it) and this to be paid her Exclusive of her thirds or Dower 
And I do hereby make Ordain and Appoint my son Ebenezer my 
Sole Executor of this my Last will and Testament and I do here- 
by Revoke Disannul and make void all former wills and testaments 
by me heretofore made — In Witness whereof I the said John Smith 
to this my Last will and Testament have set my hand and seal 
the Day and year first written. 

Signed Sealed published and John Smith 

Declared by the Testator in the 
Presence of us whose names are 
Subscribed as Witnesses and 
Attested by us in the presence of 
the Testator 

Joseph Chesly 

Thomas Chesly 
his 

John X Andras 
mark 

Walter Bryent 

[Proved June 27, 1744.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 335.] 



JACOB BROWN 1740 RYE 

[Administration on the estate of Jacob Brown of Rye, yeoman, 
granted to his son, Samuel Brown of Hampton, yeoman, March 
26, 1740.] 

[Inventory, signed by Samuel Nudd and Samuel Dow ; amount, 
/34.0.0 ; attested June 25, 174°-] 

[Account of the settlement of the estate ; receipts, ^34.0.0 ; 
expenditures, ^39.15.2 ; allowed Sept. 24, 1740.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 64.] 



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BENJAMIN SHAW 1740 HAMPTON 

In The Fear of God Amen I Benjamin Shaw of Hampton In the 
Province of New Hampshire In New England altho very weak of 
Body thro Infirmity But of Perfect understanding & memory Com- 
mit my Soul Into the hands of almighty God & my Body to De- 
cent Burial In hopes of Eternal Life &c : Do thus Dispose of my 
Temporal Estate that God hath Graciously Given First To my 
Daughter Ruth I Give & Bequeath twenty Acres of Land & meadow 
and one half of my Orchard thereunto Belonging to have & to 
hold the Term of fifteen Years But the Oak wood I reserve to my 
Self & I Give unto my above named Daughter four Acres of the 
above mentioned Land & Meadow During her Natural Life to be 
Laid out at the Discretion of my Executor or Executors 

Secondly I order my sou Malachi to pay unto my Daughter 
Ruths Eldest Daughter fifty Pounds in Passable money when 
my son Comes of Age that is my son Malachi if my Grand Child 
Dies before the above mentioned money be paid then my above 
named Son to pay the fifty Pounds to my Daughter Ruths next 
Surviving Child thirdly I Give unto my well Beloved Daughter 
Esther Ten acres of Land & marsh for the Term of Ten Years 
fourthly I Give unto my Daughter Esther two Acres of Land Dur- 
ing her Natural Life out of my Son Benjamin Shaws Estate to be 
Paid out by my Executor to the Least Damage of my Son Benjamin 
Estate and then to Return to him or his heirs at her Decease fifthly 
I Order my Son Benjamin Shaw to pay unto my Daughter Esther 
fifty Pounds in Passable Money when the above named Benjamin 
Comes of Age Provided she Does not marry with Henry Green & 
Abigail Chases adulteres Son Sixthly I Give & Bequeath unto my 
Well Beloved Wife all my Estate and the Improvement thereof 
for the Bringing up my Children until they come of age that is 
what I Give unto my Two Sons 

Seventhly I Give unto my Son Benjamin Two thirds of all my 
Estate Both real & Personal v having Regard to the above men- 
tioned Particulars 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 78 1 

Eighthly I Give unto my Sou Malachi Shaw the other third of 
my Both Real & Personal having Regard to the mentioned Daugh- 
ters. 

Ninthly I give unto my Daughter Hannah one hundred Pounds 
In money or that which shall be Equivolent to money To be paid 
by my two Sons Benjamin & Malachi my son Benjamin to pay four- 
score pound of the above named one hundred Pounds and my son 
Malachi twenty Pounds of the above named one Hundred Pounds 
the above mentioned hundred Pound to be Paid unto my Daughter 
Hannah when she Comes to the age of Eighteen Years And I do 
Ordain & appoint my Beloved Wife Mary and my Cousin Benjamin 
Dow Exec x & Executor to this my Last Will & Testament and I do 
ordain & appoint Richard Neason & my Cousin Benjamin Smith 
& my Cousin Benjamin Dow over Seers to my Estate that there be 
no Needless waste made thereof In Confirmation hereof I have 
hereunto Set my hand & Seal this twentysixth Day of march Sev- 
enteen hundred and forty & In the thirteenth Year of the Reign 
of our Sovereign Lord George the Second King of Great Britain 
&c This instrument was Signed & Sealed by Benjamin Shaw and 
by him Declared to be his Last Will & Testiment 

In Presence of us Witnesses Benjamin Shaw 

Nathanael Healey 

Jacob Brown 

Timothy Tilton 

[Proved Sept. 24, 1740. Benjamin Dow declined to act as execu- 
tor.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 60.] 

To the Hon ble Richard Waldron Esq r Judge of the Probate of 
Wills &c for the Province of New Hampshire Humbly Shews 

Jedidiah Sleeper & Ruth his wife Daniel Chase and Esther his 
wife all of Hampton in the Province aforesaid 

That the said Ruth & Esther are Daughters of Benj a Shaw late 
of Hampton afores d Yeoman Deceas'd & who it is pretended made 
his will before his Decease— That your Petic' oners humbly Con- 



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ceive the Said Will ought not to be Approved & Allow'd because 
the Testator was not in his Right mind at the time of making the 
Same and for other Reasons which yo r Petitioners upon a hearing 
Concerning the Same will be able to give — 

Wherefore they pray that your Honour will not take the Probate 
of the Said will nor approve & allow the Same until Yo r Petic'oners 
are heard thereon before your Hon r and that your Hon r would be 
pleased to order that your Petic'on rs have notice after y e Said Will 
is offer'd to be prov'd, of the Day which yo r Hon r will hear them 
thereon and Allow the Reg r of yo r Hon rs Court to give yo r Peti- 
c'oners a Copy of the Said will & Citations for such Witnesses as 
they Shall have Occasion for Relating to the premisses — and yo r 
Petioners as in Duty Bound shall ever pray &c — 

Hampton 23 rd 1 Jedidiah Sleeper 

June 1740 j Ruth Sleeper 

daniel Chase 
Esther X Chase 



[Warrant, Sept. 24, 1740, authorizing Meshech Weare, gentle- 
man, and Joseph Sanborn, husbandman, both of Hampton Falls, 
to appraise the estate of Benjamin Shaw, administration of which 
is granted to his widow, Mary Shaw, pending the probate of the 
will.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 76.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 17, 1740; amount, ^1883.11.0; signed by 
Meshech Weare and Joseph Sanborn ; attested by Mary Shaw, 
executor, Dec. 31, 1740.] 

[Bond of Jonathan Swett of Hampton Falls, with Samuel Clark 
of vStratham as surety, in the sum of ^100, April 3, 1753, for the 
guardianship of Malachi Shaw, minor, aged more than fourteen 
years, son of Benjamin Shaw ; witnesses, Abigail Doe and Anna 
Freese.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 783 

EDMUND TOPPAN 1740 HAMPTON 

[Administration on the estate of Edmund Toppan of Hampton, 
physician, granted to his widow, Sarah Toppan, March 26, 1740.] 

[Warrant, March 26, 1740, authorizing William Stanford and 
Jonathan Leavitt, both of Hampton, to appraise the estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by William Stanford and Jonathan Leavitt; 
amount, ^1159.15.0; attested April 30, 1740.] 

[Petition of Sarah Toppan, widow of Dr. Edmund Toppan of 
Hampton, May 2, 1748, that her brother, Paine Wingate, be ap- 
pointed guardian of her children, Anna Toppan, Sarah Toppan, 
and Christopher Toppan, minors.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Guardianship of the above-named children granted to Rev. 
Paine Wingate of Amesbury, Mass., May 2, 1748.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 323, p. 131.] 

[Bonds of Paine Wingate, one for each ward, with John Stick- 
uey of Newbury, Mass., boat-builder, and Francis Hook of Salis- 
bury, Mass., husbandman, as sureties, in the sum of /iooo on 
each bond, May 2, 1748; witnesses Daniel Appleton and James 
Tarbox.] 

[Middlesex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Receipt of Sarah Toppan, mother of the wards, for ^111.8.1 
from the guardian, which amount he had received from the admin- 
istrator of the estate of Rev. Christopher Toppan, grandfather of 
the said children, towards their share of his personal estate.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 342, p. 169.] 

[Receipt of Christopher Toppan and Sarah Smith for their shares 
of the legacy, dated Hampton, Oct. 28, 1762.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Records, vol. 342, p. 169.] 



784 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

WILLIAM PALMER 1740 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen — this twenty ninth day of April 
Anno Domini, One thousand Seven hundred and forty, And In 
the thirteenth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George 
the Second King over Great Britain &c a I William Palmer of 
Portsmouth in the Province of New Hampshire in New England 
Marriner being bound on a Voyage to Sea, and Considering the 
Uncertainty of this Transitory Life, I Do make and Ordain this 
my Last Will and Testament in manner & form following, That 
is to Say — 

First and Principally I Give and Recommend my Soul into the 
hands of Almighty God my Creator trusting in him for the pardon 
and Remission of all my Sins, in and through the Merits Death 
and passion of my Lord Jesus Christ, And my Body I Commit to 
the Sea, or earth as it may please God to Order it, believing the 
Resurrection thereof to Eternal Life, And as touching my Tem- 
poral Goods and Estate I Give Devise and bequeath the Same in 
the following manner Viz* — 

Imprimis I will that all my just debts and funeral expences (if 
any there be) be paid and defrayed in Convenient time after my 
decease by my Executrix hereinafter named — 

Item I Give Devise and bequeath unto my well beloved wife 
Hannah Palmer, of Portsmouth aforesaid all my Estate as well 
real as personal whatsoever and wheresoever, the Same Shall or 
may be found, for and during the Term of her Natural Life, for 
her Comfortable Support and Subsistence, and for the brings up 
of my Son namely William Palmer a minor, about two years Old 
to whom I Give all the residue of my Estate, after my Wifes de- 
cease, to Hold the Same to him, his heirs Execut rs Administrators 
and Assigns for ever — 

Lastly I do Constitute my said Wife Hannah Sole Executrix of 
this my Last Will and Testament hereby Revoking and making 
null and Void, all other Wills and Testaments by me at any time 
heretofore made 



NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 785 

Iii Witness whereof I the said William Palmer have hereunto 
Sett my hand, and affixed my Seal, the day and year aforewritten 

Signed Sealed Published and Will" 1 Palmer 

Declared by the Testator as his 
Last Will and Testament in the 
presence of us — 

Henry Emmes 

Will m Clark 

W m Morto 

[Proved May 28, 1745.] 

[Suffolk Co., Mass., Probate Registry.] 



THOMAS PRUST 1740 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Thomas Prust of Portsmouth, 
shop-keeper, granted to his widow, Sarah Prust, April 30, 1740.] 



BENJAMIN PLUMMER 1740 PORTSMOUTH 

In the name of God Amen 

I Benjamin Plum'er of Portsm in the Province of new Hamp r 
in New England Esq being of a Sound Disposeing minde & Mem- 
ory tho at Present under a Bdly Indispossition Do make & ordain 
this as my Last And only will & Testament & first I would re- 
comend my Immortal Soul in to the Arms of the allmighty ever 
Liveing God that gave it me hopeing thro the merrits of my Bles- 
sed redeemer Jesus Christ he will be graciously Pleased to Accept 
of it Secundly my Body to the Grave in a Christian Decent maner 
then as to what Estate it hath pleased God to make me the Posses- 
sor of my will is that it be Disposed of in the following manner — 

Imprimis my will is that all my Just Debts & funeral Charges 
be Paid & Satisfyed 

50 



786 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item my will is & I do hereby give & bequeath to my much es- 
teemed friend Misstres Mary Mackpheadrise my Gold watch my 
negro Boy named Juba & a ring of five guneas Price Desireing 
She would Accept the Same as a Token of the Great Value & regard 
I have for her 

Item I give to Theodore Atkinson Esq r my Sadie horse & to 
him & his wife Each of them a Gold ring 

Item I give & bequeath to M r John Loggin one Suit of mourning 
Apparrell 

Item my will is & I Do hereby order & Desire that the whole 
of my apparrell be Sold for the most they will fetch in the Town 
of Boston 

Item I give & bequeath to my Honoured mother the Sum one 
hundred pounds Sterling & the residue of my Estate to be Equally 
Divided amoungst my Brothers — 

Lastly I Do hereby nominate Constitute & appoint my Brother 
M r Thomas Plum'er of London Merer! 4 & Theodore Atkinson of 
Portsm Esq r to be my Executors of this my Last will & Testa- 
ment & I Do hereby revoke all other wills by me made holding as 
good & Vallid this & and this only In wittness whereof I have 
hereunto Set my hand & affixed my Seal this 7 th Day May in 
the 13 th year of his Maj ty King George the Secunds reigne Annoq 
Domini 1740 — 

Signed Seald Delivered & De- Benj a Plum'er 

clared to be the Last & Will & 
Testam* By the above mentioned 
Benj a Plumer in Presents of us 
Wittnesses 

Arthur Browne 

James Jeffry 

Jos h Peirce 

[Proved May 28, 1740.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 787 

JOHN WALDRON 1740 DOVER 

In the Name of God Amen this twelfth day of May One Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and forty I John Waldron Senior of Dover in 
His Majesties province of New Hampshire in New England Gentle- 
man being very Sick and weak of Body * * 

Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Mary 
Waldron One Half of my Homestead place whereon I now live with 
One Half of my Dwelling House and one Half of my Barns and 
all Other Edifices that is standing thereon, as Also my Negro Man 
Kent, both the half of the place & Negro man to Her During her 
Natural life, & at Her Decease, the place and Negro to return to 
my Son Richard Waldron to the Use of Him his Heirs and Assigns 
for ever — And I Also Give & bequeath unto my Aboves d wife one 
half of all my Quik stock & one half of all other my moveables 
with one half of my Utensills & Implements of Husbandry to Her 
use and Disposal for ever 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Son John Waldron Junior 
(besides the Hundred Acres of Land whereon he now Lives I hav- 
ing already given him a deed thereof) One third part of Two hun- 
dred and twenty Acres of Land in the Sacoud Division at Roches- 
ter & is that Land which I bought of the Twombleys to him His 
Heirs and Assigns for ever & after my Decease all my Wearing 
Apparell 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Kemball 
the Wife of Ezra Kemball Thirty Acres of Land in Dover being 
part of Land which I purchased of Rayner to Her & her Heirs & 
Assigns for ever & Thirty pounds in passable money or Species 
As they can Agree to be paid by my Executor within One Year 
next after my Decease 

Item — I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anna Roberts 
the Wife of Timothy Roberts Seventy Acres of Land in Rochester, 
whereof Thirty Acres is in the first Division in Rochester and is 
that Lot whereon Joseph Richards Junior now liveth the Other 
forty is in the Second Division Adjoining to the lot which Deac n 



788 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Gershom Went worth bought of Esq r Atkinson, to her & her Heirs 
and Assigns for ever, & thirty pounds in passable money or Species 
as they can Agree, to be paid by my Executor within one Year 
next after my Decease — 

Item I give unto my Daughter Mehitable Chesly the wife of 
James Chesly Thirty Acres of Land in Dover being part of that 
Land I purchased of Rayner to Her & her Heirs and Assigns for 
ever & Thirty pounds in passable money or Species as they can 
Agree to be paid by my Executor within one Year next after my 
Decease — Item I give unto my daughter Sarah Libbey the wife of 
Isaac Libbey Thirty Acres of Land in Dover being part of that 
Land I purchased of Rayner, to Her & Her Heirs & Assigns for 
ever, & Thirty pounds in passable money or Species as they can 
Agree to be paid by my Executor within one Year next after my 
decease 

Item I give unto my Grandson John Waldron one fifth part of 
the Second Division in Rochester which was given to me by the 
Charter of Rochester to Him his Heirs and Assigns for ever, — 
Item I give unto my Grandson Richard Kemball one fifth part of 
my Second Division Lot in Rochester which was given to me by 
the Charter of Rochester to Him his Heirs & Assigns for ever — 
Item I Give unto my Grandson Ebenezer Chesly One fifth part of 
my Second Division Lot in Rochester as Abovesaid to him His 
Heirs and Assigns for ever — Item I give unto my Grandson John 
Roberts one fifth part of my Second Division Lot in Rochester to 
him His Heirs and Assigns for ever — 

Item I Give unto my Grandson Paul Libbey one fifth part of 
my Second Division Lot in Rochester as Abovesaid to him His 
Heirs and Assigns for ever — 

Item I give unto my Son Richard Waldron after he hath paid 
all my Just Debts funeral charges, whom I like wise Constitute 
Ordain and make my Sole Executor of this my last will and Testa- 
ment, all my Other lands not herein before disposed of in this Pro- 
vince of New Hampshire or Else where in his Majesties Dominions 
to Him the said Richard Waldron His Heirs or Assigns by him or 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 789 

them forever freely to be possessed or Enjoyed As also to my said 
Son Richard Waldron, all my Estate both real & personal of what 
kind Nature Quality or Conditions Whatsoever Goods Chattells Im- 
plements Debts Bills Bonds Species Sums of Money, and all Other 
things Whatsoever as Well Moveables as Immoveables of what 
Nature kind or Quality Whatsoever & in what hands custody 
Possession Goverment & keeping Soever they be, by him the said 
Richard Waldron His Heirs and Assigns for ever to be possessed 
& Enjoyed — 

And I do hereby utterly Disallow revoke and disannul all & 
every other or former Wills and testaments Ratifying and confirm- 
ing this & no Other for to be my last will and Testament In Witt- 
ness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Sealthe day & Year 
Above written 

Signed Sealed published pro- his 

nounced & declared by the said John X Waldron 

John Waldron to be his last Will mark 

and testament In the presence of 

W m Frost 

John Gage 

Thomas Miller 

[Proved July 30, 1740.] 

[Mary Waldron, widow, exempts her son, Richard Waldron, 
executor, from filing an inventory of the estate of her husband, 
John Waldron, Aug. 5, 1740.] 



JOSEPH CHESLEY 1740 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of Joseph Chesley of Dover, hus- 
bandman, granted to Reuben Chesley of Durham and Timothy 
Hanson of Dover, husbandmen, July 8, 1740.] 

[Warrant, July 8, 1740, authorizing John Wood and Joseph 
Roberts, both of Dover, to appraise the estate.] 



79° NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

[Inventory, July 18, 1740; amount, ^1308.10.0; signed by 
John Wood and Joseph Roberts.] 

[Citation to the administrators, March 4, 1742/3, to render an 
account of the estate.] 

[Petition of the administrators, March 30, 1743, for license to 
sell real estate.] 

[License to the administrators, March 30, 1743, to sell real 
estate.] 

[License to the administrators, June 24, 1747, to sell real estate.] 

[Account of Timothy Hanson, surviving administrator, of the 
settlement of the estate ; amount of estate, ^1330.2.8 ; expendi- 
tures, ^1528.5.9; allowed July 20, 1791. ''Memorandum the 
Coadministrator had the Vouchers of this Account in keeping & 
lost them many Years which was the reason the Settlement was 
many Years delayd — after his death they were found which was 
about two Years since."] 



BRIDGET KNIGHT 1740 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of Bridget Knight of Portsmouth, 
widow, granted to her son, John Knight of Portsmouth, gentle- 
man, July 30, 1740.] 

[Warrant, July 30, 1740, authorizing Tobias Langdon and John 
Ayers, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 58.] 

[Inventory, Oct. 26, 1740; amount, ^343.18.9; signed by 
Tobias Langdon and John Ayers.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 791 

WILLIAM STILES 1740 DOVER 

[Administration on the estate of William Stiles of Dover, black- 
smith, granted to William Stiles of Dover, blacksmith, July 30, 
1740.] 

[Warrant, July 30, 1740, authorizing Samuel Roberts, gentle- 
man, and Silvanus Nock, yeoman, both of Dover, to appraise the 
estate of William Stiles, administration of which is granted to his 
son, William Stiles.] 

[Inventory, Aug. 12, 1740; amount, ^379.0.0 ; signed by 
Samuel Roberts and Silvanus Nock.] 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of personal estate, ^179.0.0; expenditures, ^125.13.2; allowed 
Nov. 25, 1741 ; mentions death of the widow.] 

[Guardianship of Samuel Stiles, minor, aged more than four- 
teen years, granted to Benjamin Mason of Dover, gentleman, Feb. 

27, 1750/1.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 18, p. 124.] 

[Bond of Benjamin Mason, gentleman, with Joseph Hussey, 
yeoman, and James Kelly, tailor, as sureties, all of Dover, in the 
sum of ^500, Feb. 27, 1 750/1, for the guardianship of Samuel 
Stiles; witnesses, William Parker and William Rindge.] 



HENRY KEYES 1740 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen — I Henry Keese of Portsmouth in 

the Province of New Hampshire In New England Shop-keeper 

* * * 

Item I give & Devise to my Daughter Mary Keese a good Bed 
and Furniture and also Decent furniture for one Room to be pro- 
cured & Delivered her by my Said Exec x — 



792 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Item I give & Devise to my Daughter Elizabeth Wentworth 
(besides what I have already given her) a Legacy of only ten 
pounds to be paid by my Said Exec x — 

Item I give to my Sister Mary if now living twenty Shillings 
to Buy her a pair of Gloves to be paid as aforesaid 

Item all the Rest & Residue of my Estate whatsoever and 
where Soever the same is or Shall be found I give & Devise to 
Elizabeth my Well beloved Wife in manner following, all my In- 
terest in any Real Estate or Chattels Real unto her during her 
Natural Life and the Use & Service of my Negro Boy Exeter 
during her life as aforesaid as also my Interest In the Pew in the 
North Meeting house wherein I usually Sit and all my Personal 
Estate not herein before disposed of I give to her to be at her own 
Disposal for her Comfortable Subsistence — And I appoint my Said 
wife Sole Exec x of this my said Last Will & hereby Revoke all 
& every other will & Testament by me in any Manner made. In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the Ninth 
Day of August Anno Domini 1740 & in the fourteenth Year of 
his Majesty's Reign — 

Signed Sealed published & De- his 

clared by the said Henry Keese to Henry X Keese 

be his last Will & Testament In mark 

presence of us 

RWibird 

Benj n Slade 

William Parker 

In the Name of God Amen — 

I Henry Keese of Portsm in the Province of New Hampshire 
Shop-keeper having made my last Will & Testament on the Ninth 
Day of August Anno Dom 1740 being now of Sound Mind & 
Memory and having Reconsidered the Contents thereof do think 
proper to add this as a Codicel to my Said Will and first as to the 
Devise & Bequest in my Said Will Devised & Bequeathed to my 
Beloved Wife Elizabeth I do hereby alter & Revoke the Same as 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 793 

it there Stands & give & Devise unto her in the following manner 
& form viz I give her my Negro Boy Exeter to be at her own 
Dispose absolutely — I also Devise & give her full power to dispose 
of any Chattels Real for the payment of my Debts if my Personal 
Estate or Chattels personal are not Sufficient for that purpose & 
what Shall Remain of any Real Estate or Chattels real after my 
Debts & Funeral Charges shall be paid & Discharg'd I give & 
Devise the Same to my Said wife during her Life — 

And in all other Respects I do hereby Ratify & Confirm my 
Said Will by these presents In Witness whereof I have hereunto 
Set my hand & Seal the twenty fifth Day of April Anno Dom. 
1 74 1 & in the 14th Year of his Majesty's Reign — 

Signed Sealed & Declared by his 

the said Henry Keese as a Codicel Henry X Keese 

to his Last Will & Testam* In mark 

presence of 

RWibird 

Benj n Slade 

W m Parker 

[Proved Oct. 26, 1748.] 

[Inventory, April 12, 1749; amount, ^1149.19.6 ; signed by 
Hu nking Wentworth and Jacob Sheaf e.] 



GEORGE WALKER 1740 PORTSMOUTH 

In the Name of God Amen. The eighteenth day of August in 
the fourteenth year of the Reign of his Majesty King George the 
Second and in the year of our Lord Christ one Thousand Seven 
hundred and forty. I George Walker of Portsmouth in the Province 
of New Hampshire Gentleman 

First, I Will & order That all my Just Debts and Funeral Charges 
be paid by my Executors in Convenient time after my Decease^ 
And to enable my Executors to pay the Same, I will and order that 



794 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

my Negro Man Jupiter, my Negro woman Phillis, My Negro Girl 
Nancy and my Negro Boy England be Sold, and that if the Money 
that shall be raised by the Sale of the Said Negros Shall not be 
Sufficient to pay the same I will and order that my Executors sell 
my share in a certain Dwelling house in Portsmouth aforesaid And 
my Share of Laud whereon it stands which house stands where 
the old meeting house stood and which house and land whereon it 
stands now belongs unto Captain Stephen Greenleaf of Portsmouth 
aforesaid & my self. Also I will and order my Executors to sell so 
much of a certain Piece of land lying at the Bank so called in 
Portsmouth aforesaid (or all if need be) as to pay my Debts and 
funeral charges, bounded as followeth namely southerly by land 
in Possession of Cap 1 Daniel Moulton westerly by a street that 
leads from the North meeting house in Portsmouth aforesaid to the 
Dwelling house of the Reverend M r Jabez Fitch, in part and by 
land formerly belonging to one John Low deceased in part, Nor- 
therly in part by land formerly belonging to Rich d Wibird Esq r 
deceas d in part by land now in the Possession of Mark Newmarch, 
In part by land of the said John Low dec d and in part by the yard 
belonging to the house wherein Solomon Pike deceas d lately lived 
and Easterly by a street that leads from the Ferry to the north 
meeting house aforesaid, as the said Piece of land is now fenced 
in. And if the Produce of the said Negros, my share of the House 
and land where the old meeting house stood and the said Piece of 
land bounded as aforesaid, shall not be Sufficient to pay my Debts 
and funeral Charges, I will and order my Executors to Sell so 
much of my Real Estate any where except at the Bank as will 
pay the same 

Item I Give and bequeath unto Joseph Banfill the son of John 
Banfill of Portsmouth aforesaid husbandman the sum of fifty Pounds 
to be paid By my Executors hereafter named. Item I Give and 
Bequeath unto the wardens of the South Church in Portsmouth 
aforesaid for the time being for the use of said Church the sum of 
fifty Pounds to buy and purchase a Piece of Plate for the use of 
Said Church to be paid by my Executors. Item, I Give and Be- 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 795 

queath unto the Reverend M r William Shirtleff Pastor of the said 
Church the Sum of Thirty Pounds to be paid by my Executors. 
Item, I Give & Bequeath unto Theodore Atkinson of said Ports- 
mouth Esq r the sum of Thirty Pounds to buy him a horse to be 
paid by my Executors. Item I give and Bequeath unto Matthew 
Livermore Esq r of said Portsmouth the sum of Fifteen Pounds to 
be paid him by my Executors. Item I Give and Bequeath unto 
my well beloved wife Abigail and unto her Heirs for ever all the 
rest of my land at the Bank so called in Portsmouth afores d with 
the Buildings thereon standing and all my wharves at the Bank 
aforesaid with the buildings thereon standing and the Privileges 
thereunto belonging, and all Privileges by the water side at the 
Bank aforesaid that are mine and that it may the better be under- 
stood what I Give and Bequeath unto my said wife and her Heirs 
for ever. By my land at the Bank my wharves at the Bank and 
Privileges by the waterside at the Bank, I mean and Intend all my 
land, wharves and Privileges by the Waterside in Portsmouth afores d 
that heretofore did belong unto George Vaughan late of Said Ports- 
mouth Esq r deceas d except the said Piece of land bounded as afore- 
said which I have order'd to be sold if need be for the end afore- 
mentioned, all of which that shall not be sold for the said use I 
Give and bequeath unto my said wife and her Heirs for ever. Item 
I Give and bequeath unto my said wife Abigail my Negro woman 
Dinah my Negro Girl Diana, my Negro Boy Benfidy and my Negro 
Boy Ceesar : Item I Give and Bequeath unto my said wife the one 
half of all my Moveables, Stock & Debts and the one half of the 
Income of all my real Estate not heretofore disposed of. The said 
Negros and the one half of the s d Moveable stock and Debts to be 
at her own disposal and the one half of the Income of my real Estate 
as afores d to be during her natural life and at her own disposal. 
Item as to the Rest of my Estate both real and personal not hereto- 
fore disposed of be the same where it will I Give & bequeath the 
same unto my Nephew Walker Lear (the son of my sister Elizabeth 
Lear) and unto his Heirs forever. He the said Walker Lear paying 
unto my said sister Elizabeth the sum of Two hundred pounds in 



yg6 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

two years after he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years, and 
unto my Cousins Ichabod Cheney and Hannah Spafford the sum of 
fifty Pounds each in three years after he shall come into full Pos- 
session of what I have herein given him the said Walker Lear, 
and I do hereby Constitute & appoint Abigail my well beloved 
wife, Theodore Atkinson Esq r & Joseph Langdon Gen 1 all of said 
Portsmouth Executors of this my last will & Testament. To whom 
I Give & bequeath fifteen pounds apiece over and above any thing 
before given them or either of them And I do hereby utterly disan- 
null & revoke all other and former wills and Testements by me 
made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will 
& Testement. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & 
seal the day and year above writen 

signd, seald, publishd pro- Geo : walker 

nounced & declared by the said 
George Walker as his last will 
and Testement in the Presence of 
us the subscribers witnesses — 

John Clark 

Moses nobel 

John Purmart 

Be it known unto all men by these Presents That whereas I 
George Walker of Portsmouth in the Province of New Hampshire 
Gentleman have made and declared my last Will and Testament 
in writing bearing date the eighteenth day of August one Thou- 
sand seven hundred and forty. I the Said George Walker do by this 
present Codicil, Confirm and Ratifie my Said last Will and Testa- 
ment. And do hereby (over and above what I have in my said last 
will and Testament Given unto my dearly beloved wife Abigail) 
Give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Wife Abigail my 
Negros Cato, Nancy Zenus, Nimshy and Primus, also a Note of 
hand I have from Nathauael Shannon for the sum of sixteen hun- 
dred and eight Pouuds old Tenor bearing date the fourteenth day 
of February one Thousand seven hundred and forty six. also the 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 797 

Interest I have in a Mortgage Deed from Cutt Shannon and his 
wife to me also a note of hand I have from Madam Margaret Cham- 
bers for the sum of one hundred Pounds old Tenor, all the above 
to be at the Disposal of my said Wife I also Give Bequeath and 
Devise unto my said Wife Abigail the use and Improvement of 
all my land in Portsmouth afores d lying and being on the Easterly 
Side of the Road From the Plains so called and leading to Seavey's 
mills so called, and of y e Dwelling house Barn and orchard on 
Said Land during her Natural life. Item I Give to my Sister Eliza- 
beth Lear five hundred Pounds old Ten r And my will and meaning 
is that this Codicil be and be taken and adjudged to be a part and 
parcell of my Said last Will and Testament ; and that all things 
herein contained and mentioned be faithfully & truly performed 
and as fully and amply in every Respect as if the same were so 
declared and set down in my said last Will and Testament — 

In Witness whereof I the Said George Walker have hereunto 
set my hand and Seal the fifteenth day of November one Thou- 
sand Seven hundred and forty eight 

SignM, Seal'd publis'd and his 

declared to be a Codicil to the last George X Walker 

Will & Testament of the said mark 

George Walker by him the said 
George Walker in the Presence of 
us Witnesses Subscribing in the 
Presence of the said George Wal- 
ker — 

her 

Sarah X Scott 
mark 

mary Langdon 

Willeam kingman 

[Proved Dec. 28, 1748.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 28, 1748, authorizing Henry Sherburne and 
John Langdon, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 



J9& NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

Whereas We the Subscribers Were mutually Chosen by Abigail 
Walker Relict Widow of Cap* George Walker late of Portsm in 
the Province of New Hampshire Gentleman deceas'd, And Walker 
Lear of said Portsmouth Joyner to make a division between the 
said Abigail Walker and Walker Lear of all Such Lands in Portsm 
aforesaid that Lyes on the Southerly side of the highway that leads 
from Portsm aforesaid to Seveys mill (so Called) Agreeable to the 
Last Will and Testament of the said George Walker — after we had 
viewed said premisses we Came to the following determination, 
viz 1 For the One half of said premisses we have set off the Beach 
Woods farm (so Called) and so much mowing Land at Bellehack 
(so Called) in the field next to Sam 11 Lears apple tree (so Called) 
as to make five Load of English hay if so much shall be produced 
on said Land, yearly, if so much shall not be produced from said 
piece of Land Yearly then so much as to make it up in the field 
next adjoyning, Yearly. And the pastureing of one Yoke of oxen 
yearly on Bellehack farm after the Ensueing Year and the one half 
of the apples that may grow in Bellehack orchard the fence Round 
said piece of Ground to be kept in Repair between said parties. 
And the Residue of said Bellehack farm We set of for the other 
half, and if the said Abigail Walker and Walker Lear Cannot agree 
between themselves which part Each shall improve, then our 
determination is that the Same shall be decided by Lot. And as 
the said parties are not fully satisfied wheather the debts due from 
said George Walker are to be paid before or after said division and 
have agreed to be determined in that point by Matthew Livermore 
William Parker and Nich° Perry man Esq rs & M r Noah Emery. 
Now if their Judgment shall be that the said Abigail was to have 
the one half of said Estate without allowing any thing for the debts 
due from said Estate then We order the debts to be paid out of the 
part that shall fall to said Walter Lear. But if it shall be their opin- 
ion that the debts ought to be paid out of the whole of the Es- 
tate before the division then we order the one half of said debts to 
be paid the one half out of Each Respective share—and if it shall 
so happen that more Value as to the Improvement in Lands shall 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 799 

be sold out of one Share than the other, Then our determination 
is that the one shall make allowance to the other in improveing 
so much Lauds in his or her possession as to make them Equel 
the Same to be determined by men Chosen between them if they 
Cannot agree themselves. In Witness Whereof we Have hereunto 
set our hands this thirteenth day of March in the twenty second 
Year of the Reign of King George the Second annoque Domini 
one thousand Seven hundred and forty Eight — 

Henry Sherburne 
John Langdon 

And the aforesaid Abigail Walker and Walker Lear do hereby 
Signify their full Satisfaction to the aforesaid division made by 
Cap* Henry Sherburne and M r John Langdon and have Consented 
that the said Abigail shall have the Beachwoods farm and the 
Residue that is set of to that part as in the before paper to the 
truth of which they have hereunto Set their hands & seals the day 
and Year before written 

Signed sealed & Delivered in Abig 1 Walker 

presence of Walker Lear 

Daniel Lunt 

William Kingman 

And Whereas the said Henry Sherburne and John Langdon have 
this day made a Division of the Personal Estate of the said George 
Walker between the said Abigail Walker and W T alker Lear agre- 
able to the Request of the said Abigail and Walker Lear. The said 
Walker Lear doth hereby acknowledge to have Rec d his Share of 
What things is already Come to hand. And the said Abigail and 
Walker Lear do hereby signify their Satisfaction with the said 
Division to the truth of which they do hereunto Set their hands. 
Portsmouth March 29, 1749 one thousand Seven hundred & forty 
nine 

Signed sealed & Delivered In Abig 1 Walker 

presence of Walker Lear 

Daniel Lunt 

William Kingman 



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SAMUEL LEAVITT 1740 STRATH AM 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Leavitt of Stratham, 
husbandman, granted to his widow, Sarah Leavitt, Aug. 27, 1740.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 27, 1740, authorizing Solomon Cotton and 
Abraham Stockbridge, both of Stratham, to appraise the estate] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15. p. 69.] 

[Inventory, Sept. 16, 1740; amount ^608.7.0 ; signed by Solo- 
mon Cotton and Abraham Stockbridge.] 

[License to the administratrix, July 29, 1747, to sell real estate 
in Bow.] 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of personal estate, ^388.19.0 ; expenditures, ^388.19.5; allowed 
Aug 10, 1747 ; mentions "maintaining the Eldest Child from June 
27 th 1740 to Aug 1 7 th 1742 it being 97 weeks," "ditto the Second 
from June 27, 1740 to february 20 th 1744 it being 170 weeks," 
"ditto the third from June 27 th 1739 to Sept r 1. 1746 it being 322 
Weeks."] 



SAMUEL RAND 1740 RYE 

[Administration on the estate of Samuel Rand of Rye, husband- 
man, granted to his brother, Joshua Rand of Rye, yeoman, Sept. 
17, 1740.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 17, 1740, authorizing James Marden and 
Nathaniel Berry, both of Rye, husbandmen, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 70.] 

[Inventory, signed by James Marden and Nathaniel Berry ; 
amount, ^59.13.4; attested Oct. 29, 1740.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 8oi 

[Administrator's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of personal estate, ^45.5.10; expenditures, ^77.10.8; allowed 
July 29, 1741.] 

[Petition of Thomas Rand and William Rand, both of Rye, 
husbandmen, brothers of Samuel Rand, Sept. 28, 1743, for leave 
to sue the administrator's bond.] 



JACOB GILMAN 1740 KINGSTON 

In the Name of God Amen I Jacob Gilman of Kingstown In the 
Province of New Hampshire in New England * * * 

Item I st I Give unto my Son Daniel Gilman forty Acres of Land 
lying in Kingstown be it more or Less as I have laid it out and 
bounded it to him Beginning at a pitch pine stump near his Dwell- 
ing house and from thence Running Easterly to a beach standing 
near the Cole pits and from thence Running upon the Ridge till 
it cornes to the Meadow that was formerly Huntons he always 
leaving a Drift way through it to my other Land — 

Item 2 dly I Give unto my Son John Gilman all my Lands in the 
North Grants and Little Lots with one Share in the Commons 
or undivided Land in Kingstown — 

Item 3 dl y I Give unto my Son Stephen Gilman forty Acres of 
Land which was Laid out to the Right of Nathan Taylor Deceased 
as I have Laid it out and bounded it together with one Share in 
the Commons or undivided Land in Kingstown — 

Item 4 thl y I Give unto my Son Jacob Gilman my home place 
Dwelling house out housing and all my Land thereto adjoining 
and five Acres of Meadow adjoining to the Land which I Gave 
unto my Son Daniel Gilman together with one Share in the Com- 
mons or undivided Lands in Kingstown after his mothers Decease 
He pay twenty Pounds money to his Sister Abigail Stevens with- 
in one year after my Decease — 

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Item 5 1 * I Give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Bachcldor forty 
Shillings money to be paid within one year after my Decease and 
half a Share in the Commons or undivided Lands in Kingstown — 

Item 6'y I Give unto my Daughter Mary Moody fourteen Acres 
of Land be it more or less as it is Laid out and bounded Laying- 
near the Great Meadow together with one half Share in the Com- 
mons or undivided Land in Kingstown — 

Item 7 ly I Give unto my Daughter Abigail Stevens twenty 
pounds money to be paid by her Brother Jacob Gilniau and one 
Share in the Commons or undivided Land in Kingstown — 

Finally I Give unto my well beloved wife Mary Gilman the use 
of Dwelling house out housing and Lands and Meadows During 
the time of her Natural Life or widowhood and all my household 
Goods and Moveable Estate to be at her Disposal forever and as 
for all my other Lands not Disposed of I Leave in the hands of 
my Executors to pay my Debts with and I do by these Presents 
make and Ordain my well beloved Wife Mary Gilman and my 
Son Daniel Gilman the Sole Executors to this my Last Will and 
Testament hereby Revoking and Disannulling all former Wills 
and Testaments by me heretofore made In Confirmation whereof 
I have to this my last Will and Testament Set my hand and Seal 
this twentieth Day of September Anno Domini One thousand 
Seven hundred and forty 1740 

Signed Sealed & Owned Jacob Gilman 

In Presence of us — 

John Hunton 

Samuel Hunton 

Cartee Gilman 

[Proved April 27, 1743.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 249.] 

[Warrant, April 27, 1743, authorizing Ebenezer Stevens and 
Jedediah Philbrick, both of Kingston, to appraise the estate of 
Jacob Gilman of Kingston, yeoman, of whose will his wife, Mary 
Gilman, and his son, Daniel Gilman, are executors.] 



NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 803 

[Inventory, June 27, 1743; amount, /3609.16.4; signed by 
Ebenezer Stevens and Jedediah Philbrick.] 



ABRAHAM FOLSOM 1740 EXETER 

[Elizabeth Folsom, "Being Ancient, And But weekly," re- 
nounces administration on the estate of her husband, Abraham 
Folsom of Exeter, Sept. 24, 1740 ; witnesses, Edward Gilman and 
Jonathan Folsom; mentions son, Daniel Folsom.] 

[Administration on the estate of Abraham Folsom of Exeter 
granted to his son, Daniel Folsom of Exeter, husbandman, Sept. 
24, 1740.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 55.] 

[Warrant, Sept. 24, 1740, authorizing Peter Gilman and Theo- 
philus Smith, both of Exeter, to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 75.] 

[Inventory, Dec. 30, 1740; amount, ^1417.8.0; signed by 
Peter Gilman and Theophilus Smith ; attested by Daniel Folsom, 
administrator, Dec. 31, 1740.] 

Articles of agreement Indented made and agreed upon this Sixth 
Day of July anno Domini one thousand seaven hunderd and forty 
five by and Betwen Daniel Foulsham of Exeter in the Province of 
new hamp r in new Englend yeoman and Jonathan Foulsham of 
Sheapscut in the County of york yeoman and abraham Foulsham 
of s d Exeter Joiner and Marcy Rundlet of said Exeter widdow of 
James Rundlet of s d Exeter Late Decest in maner and form as 
followetb That is to Say where as our honoured father Abraham 
Foulsham Late of Exeter Deacesed hath Left a Dweling house and 
Barn with Several Peases of Laud in said Exeter with Sum salt 
marsh at Hampton in said Province whereof Division is to be made 
We the said Daniel Foulsham Jonathan Foulsham abraham Foul- 



804 NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

som and Marcy Rundlet have Unanimously agreed to Divide and 
aloot and Doe- hereby own acknolidge and Declear that We have 
unanimously Divided and alloted to Each other our sole and Whole 
Right titel and Intrust of or unto the Said trates of Lauds and salt 
marsh which whome Place is bounded as foloweth with the high 
way that Goues from Exeter to hampton Southley Easterly Land 
of formly Jacob Smiths Late of Exeter Decest northerly on Land of 
Cap 1 Nathaniel Ladd Westerly on Land of Cap 1 James Leavit and 
Jonathan Foulshams Late of Said Exeter Deceast and also a Peace 
of Land Lying near Lamper river bridg that Goes form Exeter to 
Knotingham Containing forty Eight ackers and bounded as folow- 
eth southley on the Road the Goues from Exeter town to Pur- 
tockquay Westerly on Land formerly Jacob Smith Late of Exeter 
Decesed Easterly on Land formily belonging to Cap 1 John Gilman 
and one hundred ackers of Land which was aloted our hounerd 
Father in Exeter Commons by a Commite in the year 1725 it lying 
in the third Raing of Lots begining at N° 23 : and Ends at N° 33 
with two ackers of salt marsh in hampton one the south side of 
the falls River So Called The Purtickler alotments to Each other 
now foloweth Daniel foulsham to have the house and Barn with y e 
twoo ackers of salt march at hampton to Gether with all the home 
Plase Excepting Thirty acers of Land Lying next to Benj a Smiths 
Land with all the Pruviledes their unto Belonging to him y e said 
Dainel his heirs and asings for Ever and Jonathan Foulsham Lot 
it being thirty acers out of the whome Place the said thirty ackers 
abov Excepted bounded as folowes vz begining at Benj a Smiths 
west Corner bounds at the high way that goes from Exeter to 
hampton and so riming by Said Rode fiften Rods by S d high way 
and So runing such a bredth as Shall Contain the said thirty 
ackers with the orchard that Stands on said Land to Gether with 
all y e Priveleges their nto belongin to him the Said Jonathan 
Foulsham his heirs and asings for Ever — 

and the Said abraham Foulsham to have the Said forty Eight 
ackers that Lyes in Eppin near Lamper river Bridge that Goes to 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 805 

Knotingliam with all y e Prevlidges their unto belonging to him 
the Said abraham foulshain his heirs and asings for Ever 

and the Said Marcy Rundlet to have that hunderd ackers of 
Land which was Proposoned to their honr d father in the Comons 
which Lyes in the third Raing of Lots begining at N° 23 and Ends 
at N" 33 to Gether with all the Priveleges their unto belonging to 
her the Said marcy Rundlet her heirs and asings for Ever and 
further more Each of the Parties are to Injoy Each of their Pro- 
posion and Devison as above said To have and to hold Porses and 
Injoy with out aney the Least Leat hindrances or molestation or 
distorbance by or from us or Either of us the said Daniel foulshain 
and Jonathan foulshain abraham foulshain and Mercy Rundlet us 
our heirs Executers or admist r or aney Person from by or under us 
Which Division we acknoledge our Selves fully Satesfied Contented 
and Paid as the whole of our Purposons in said tracts of Lands 
marshes and Buldeus In Conformation Whereof we the Said Daniel 
Foulshain Jonathan Foulshem abraham Foulsham and Marcy Run- 
dlet have interchangeably set our hands and Seals the Day and 
year above Written in the begining of this Instrument — 

Signed Sealed and Deliverd In his 

Presents of Daniel X Foulsham 

Thomas Deane mark 

Jabez Smith Jonathan folsom 

Abraham folsom 

her 
Marcy X Rundlet 
mark 

[Allowed Dec. 25, 1745, Daniel Folsom being then dead.] 



JOHNJENNESS 1740 RYE 

In the Name of God Amen I John Jennes of the Parish of Rye 
in the Township of New Castle in the Province of New Hampshire 
in New England Blacksmith * 



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Imprimis I Give and Bequeath to Mary my beloved Wife my 
now Dwelling house Barn and out houses & Land adjoining Ex- 
cept what is hereafter Excepted in this my Last Will during her 
Widowhood also half my Salt Marsh and half my Meadow Ground 
Except what is hereafter Excepted in this my last Will also half 
my Stock of Cattle of Every Sort and kind and all my Household 
Stuff or Goods of what Sort or kind soever Except what is Excepted 
in this my Will — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son John Jennes Twenty 
Shillings — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Joshua Jennes ten Pounds 
to be paid half in money half in Specie in twelve months after my 
decease 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Sou William Jennes Eight 
pounds in Specie at money price to be paid in twelve months after 
my decease. 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Job Jennes and to his 
heirs and assigns for ever my twelve or fourteen acres of Land be 
it more Less Laying on the North Side of the Road adjoyning to 
my Brother Richards Land and Six acres of Land adjoining to the 
Meadow Ground Laying in the Millpond Running the whole 
breadth of the Land I bought of my Brother Hezekiah & Thomas 
Jennes Excepting an highway two Rodds wide Laying on the 
Xorth Side of Said tract of Land for the use and Improvement of 
my Son Nathanael in going to the Cedar Swamp Brook also half 
my Cove Meadow near Foxhill, also one acre and an half of Salt 
marsh Laying by the Island in the pond, and an acre and half of 
Thatch Ground Laying by Said Marsh, also my two Lower Shares 
of Land Laying in the fourth Range in the first Division (so 
called) also two acres of Land in the Home lot on the Westerly 
vSide of the Road Laying the whole length of the Land I gave my 
Son Richard, and is as wide again at the South End as at the 
north. Also a Small Share of Salt Marsh Laying at the Little 
River Marsh adjoining to the River on the West Side, also half 
my Shop Tools, And Liberty to move his Barn from off the Land 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 807 

where it now Stands. Provided he pay unto my Sons Joshua and 
William Jennes the Several Legacies I have Given them in this my 
Will. — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Mark Jennes Eight Pounds 
to be paid in Specie, in Twelve months after my Decease. 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Richard Jennes & to 
his heirs for ever an highway two Rods wide from the Northwest 
Corner of the acre of Land that I Gave him where his Brother 
John Lived Running unto the End of Christopher Palmers Share 
in the third Range and Liberty also to Nathanael to Improve the 
Same way, also one Feather Bed and ten Pounds to be paid in 
Specie at Money Price in Twelve Months after my decease — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Francis Jennes and unto 
his heirs and Assigns for ever half my Lands Lying in the Town- 
ship of Chichester and half my fifty acres of Land Laying in Bar- 
rington also one acre of Salt Marsh laying at the Island in the 
pond adjoining to James Marden's with the Small piece of upland 
adjoining and ten pounds to be paid in Specie when he comes to 
twenty one years of age But if he Shall not Live to that age then I 
Give all that is design'd for Francis to my Son Thomas Jennes — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Thomas Jennes and to his 
heirs and Assigns forever half my Lands Laying in the Township 
of Chichester and half my fifty acres of Land Laying in Barrington 
also one acre of Salt Marsh adjoyning to Francis his Marsh with 
the Small peice of upland adjoyning and ten Pounds to be paid in 
Specie, when he Shall come to Twenty one years of age but if he 
Shall not Live to that age then I Give all that is designed for him 
to Francis Jennes, — 

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Son Nathanael Jennes and to 
his heirs and Assigns forever my now Dwelling house Barn & out 
Houses and Laud adjoining that I Gave to his Mother during 
her Widowhood also my Thirty Acres of Land that I Bought of 
Thomas Jennes be it more or Less also Four Small Shares of Land 
Laying in the fourth Range in the first Division (so called) also my 
Neck of Land adjoyning to my Brother Richard's Land and the 



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Remainder of the Salt Marsh Laying at the Island in the pond and 
my two acres of Thatch Ground adjoining also half my Cove Mea- 
dow near foxhill, Also all my Implements of Husbandry Excepting 
one Chain which I Give to my Son Job. But if Nathanael shall 
dye without Lawful Issue of his own body then I give all that I 
have bequeathed to him Equally betwixt my Sons Francis and 
Thomas — 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto Matthias and Samuel Towle the 
Sons of Matthias Towle Twenty Shillings in Money 

Item my Will is as to the Remaining part of my Estate that it 
be disposed of to pay the Legacies given in this my Last will and 
Testament, and finally I do Constitute and appoint my beloved 
wife Mary and my Son Richard Jennes Executrix & Executor of 
this my Last will and Testament hereby Revoking all other & 
former Wills & Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be 
my Last will and Testament In Witness whereof I the Said John 
Jennes have hereunto Set my hand & Seal this Twenty Seventh 
day of September anno Domini 1740 and in the fourteenth year of 
the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second King of Great 
Britain &c. 

Signed Sealed & declared by the his 

Said John Jennes to be his Last John X Jennes 

will & Testament In Presence of Mark 

us 

Nat 1 Sargent 

Joses Philbrick 

Elisha Lock 

[Proved Aug. 26 and Oct. 28, 1741.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 130.] 

[Warrant, Aug. 26, 1741, authorizing Joseph Locke, gentle- 
man, and Joses Philbrick, yeoman, both of Rye, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Inventory, signed by Joseph Locke and Joses Philbrick ; 
amount, ^2234.1.0; attested Oct. 28, 1741.] 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 809 

BENJAMIN SANBORN 1740 HAMPTON 

In the Name of God Amen the thirty first Day of October Anno 
Domini Seventeen Hundred and forty & in the fourteenth year of 
his Majesty's Reign ; I Benjamin Sanborn of Hampton in the Pro- 
vince of New Hamp r in new England being Sick and weak of 
body 

Second* I Give & Bequeath to my well Beloved wife Abigail the 
Westerly half of my Dwelling house from top to Bottom, and a 
third part of my Celler under the Easterly end of my House, & 
a third part of my Barn, & a third part of all my lands or Meadows 
or marches, & a third part of my Orchard, and my Brass Skellet, 
And my warming pan and Iron pot ; And my will is that the fore- 
mentioned things Given to my wife shall be her's During her life 
time & no Longer ; And furthermore I Give to my said wife Abi- 
gail all the Houshold goods she brought with her, And that feather 
Bed & Beding whereon we Commonly lay, And also two Cows & 
five sheep and my Horse, And also all my Provisions within doors 
as Corn & meat & Such like and Pork or what other Provision is 
yet to be killed & brought in And all my Hay for this year ; These 
things I give to her for ever for her to Dispose of How & to whom 
she please. 

Third y I Give to my Daughters the remaining part of their 
portions as follows (first) I Give to my Daughter mary Healy 
twenty Shillings (Item) I Give to Benj a Clowe son of my Daughter 
Joanna Clowe twenty Shillings. 

Item I give to my Daughter Sarah Sanborn twenty Shillings 
Item I give to my Daughter Dorothy Moulton twenty Shillings 
Item I give to my Daughter Theodate Sanborn twenty Shillings 
Item I give to my Daughter abigail Colbe Five Pounds 
Item I give to my Daughter Jemima Stacy three Pounds ten 
Shillings 

Item I give to my Daughter Susanna Sanborn ten Pounds money 
and my Brass Skellet and my warming pan and Iron pot at my 
wifes Decease ; and she to have liberty to live in my House so long 



8lO NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 

as she lives unmarried Behaveing her self suitably & as she ought 
to do. (Item) I Give to my Daughter Judith Quinby five Pounds 
& a Bed & Beding. 

Fourthly : I Give to my son Ebenezer Sanborn my half right in 
the township of Chichester ; and also fifty Pounds in money to be 
paid him when he comes to the Age of twenty one years. 

Fifthly : I give to my son Benj a Sanborn all my lands meadows 
Marches known to be mine or that shall hereafter appear to be 
mine ; and also all my Buildings that is to say my Dwelling House & 
barn &c : Excepting what I have Given in this my will to my son 
Ebenezer & what I have Ordered to my wife during her life time ; 
which at her death is to return to my son Benj a Sanborn : I also 
Give him all my stock of Cattle sheep and swine & all my Hus- 
bandry tools of what sort soever they be ; I Also Order & my will 
is my son Benj a Sanborn pay all my Debts & funeral Charges out 
of that part of my Estate that I have Given him I also Order him 
to pay unto my other Children the Legacies coining to them as 
mentioned in this my will within twelve years after my Decease ; 
I further declare & my will is that if my son Ebene z Sanborn die 
before he Come to the Age of twenty one years then what I have 
given him I Give to my son Benj a Sanborn : And if I have left out 
any land or any kind of thing and have not Disposed of it in this 
my will I Give it to my son Benj a Sanborn. 

And I do Constitute appoint & Ordain my son Benj a Sanborn to 
be sole Executor to this my last Will & Testament, & I do hereby 
utterly revoke disallow & make void all former or Other Wills 
Testaments or Executors by me in any wise before named or Willed 
Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my last Will & 
Testament In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand & Seal 
the Day of the Date aforewriten 

Signed Sealed & Delivered By Benj a Sanborn 

the said Benj a Sanborn to be his 
last Will & Testament in Pres- 
ence of 



NEW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 8ll 

Mesbech Weare 

Jos Sanborn 

Jn° Tilton 

[Proved Dec. 31, 1740.] 

[Warrant, Dec. 31, 1740, authorizing Meshech Weare and 
Nathaniel Healey, gentlemen, both of Hampton, to appraise the 
estate.] 

[Guardianship of Ebenezer Sanborn, minor, aged more than 
fourteen years, son of Benjamin Sanborn of Hampton, yeoman, 
granted to Reuben Sanborn of Hampton, yeoman, Jan. 8, 1740/1.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 18.] 

[Inventory, Jan. 22, 1740/1 ; amount, ^1921.5.0 ; signed by 
Meshech Weare and Nathaniel Healey.] 



WILLIAM SLAYTON 1740 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of William Slayton of Portsmouth, 
mariner, granted to his widow, Ann Slayton, Nov. 25, 1740.] 



JOHN RINDGE 1740 PORTSMOUTH 

[Administration on the estate of John Rindge of Portsmouth 
granted to his widow, Ann Rindge, Nov. 26, 1740.] 

[Warrant, Nov. 26, 1740, authorizing Richard Wibird and Wil- 
liam King, mariner, both of Portsmouth, to appraise the estate.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 15, p. 112.] 

[Inventory, signed by Richard Wibird and William King; 
amount, .£19445.0.11.] 

Province of ) To the Hon ble Andrew Wiggin Esq r Judge of the 
New Hamp r \ P obate of Wills &c. for Said Province 



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Humbly Shews Ann Rindge of Portsmouth in the Province of 
New Hampshire Widow Adm x of the Estate of John Rindge Late 
of Portsmouth aforesaid Esq r Deceased Intestate 

That her Intestate Died Seized of Several distinct Messuages, 
parcels <Sc Lots of Land & Tenements which cannot without pre- 
judice to & Spoiling of the whole of those Respective distinct par- 
cels of said Estate, be divided — And in Particular a New unfinished 
House &. Garden spot adjoining Situate in Portsmouth aforesaid 
at a Place called the Church Hill & fronting upon Daniel Street 
so Called which may be more in Value than the proportion of one 
of the Children of Said Intestate in & unto his Real Estate And 
cannot be Divided without prejudice because it will not make two 
Convenient Settlements 

That a General Division of the said Estate among all the Heirs 
cannot Yet be made by Reason of Effects abroad &: Open & un- 
settled Accounts as well as the Minority of Several of the Heirs 
whose Circumstances do not Require it — 

That as the said New House will take Damage if it should lay 
unfinishd, which will demand a Considerable Sum to make it 
Tenantable and as One of the said Heirs viz Elizabeth the Wife 
M r Mark Hunking Wentworth is desireous of having her part of 
the said Real Estate Set off & they being Willing to take the said 
New House & adjoining Lands in part or to pay the Overplus if 
more than her proportion it is Prayed that the same may be Ac- 
cordingly Set off And that an Appraisem* thereof may be made for 
that purpose Pursuant to the Law in that Case Provided 

But as Considerable work has been done towards finishing the 
said House Since the Death of the said Intestate it is Humbly 
Moved that the Appraisers who took the Inventory of the said 
Estate who know the Condition & value of the premisses as the 
Intestate left the Same, with one of the Workmen who has Con- 
stantly Labourd on the said House may be Appointed to make the 
New Appraisement as that will be the most Likely method of 
doing Justice to all parties Concernd 

Sepf 25, 1745 aim Rindge 



NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 813 

[Warrant, Oct. 3, 1745, authorizing Richard Wibird, William 
King, and Jeremiah Libby, housewright, all of Portsmouth, to 
appraise the estate to be set off ; value returned at ^500.0.0 Oct. 
19, 17450 

[Administratrix's account of the settlement of the estate ; amount 
of personal estate and receipts, ^26132.10.3 3/4 ; expenditures, 
^14202. 13.5 1/2; allowed the last Wednesday in September, 1748.] 

[Warrant, Jan. 14, 1750/1, authorizing Richard Wibird, Elea- 
zer Russell, William King, Nathaniel Meserve, and John Shack- 
ford, all of Portsmouth, to divide the estate.] 

Province of / Pursuant to y e Annexed Warrant we the Sub- 
New Hampshire j scribers have made a division of y e Estate there- 
in Refer'd too as follows Viz 1 

To Thomas Packer & Ann his Wife (Who was y e Widow Relict 
of y e deceased), the Mansion house, out houses, and land adjoin- 
ing theretoo, where they now live, a house & land at New Castle 
bo 1 of . . . . Pain a Right at Barnsted a Right at Gilman 
town, and . acres of land at Kingstown purchased of Daniel Ladd 
Reference to y e Deeds for y e bounds, all w ch we Set off in full for 
her Right of Dower being one third of S d Estate 

The Remaining two thirds as follows Viz* 

To John the Eldest Son his double share as follows — all y e Land 
at y e North end of y e town of Portsmouth, w th y e buildings &c a 
Purchased of M r Benning Went worth, as more fully appears by deed 
bareing date . . . . to be paid him in Money by Mark Hunk- 
ing Wentworth Esq r thirteen pounds Six shillings and Nine pence, 
and by the Representatives of Ann Peirce three pounds Seventeen 
shillings and Nine pence — 

To Elizabeth Wentworth Wife of Mark Hunking Wentworth 
Esq r being one of y e Daughters, we set off her share in y e house 
they now live in w ch is five hundred Seventy one pounds two shil- 
lings & three pence, deducted out of one thousand pounds, the 



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sum w ch we have apprised y e S d house at, agreable to y e foremen- 
tioued Warrant leaves four hundred twenty eight pounds Seventeen 
shill 3 and Nine pence to be paid by them in money to y e other 
Children as herein Mentioned — 

To y e Representatives of Ann Peirce deceased another of y e daugh- 
ters, We Set off y e house and land belonging there unto Where 
Daniel Peirce Esq r now liv's for their share they paying to John 
the Eldest Son three pounds Seventeen shillings and nine pence — 

To Mehitabel y e Wife of M r Daniel Rogers another of y e daugh- 
ters, we Set off for her share, the Warehouse and wharf, and all 
y e land where M r John shackfords shop stands, bo 1 of M r Benning 
Wentworth afores d , Reference to y e deed for y e bounds, a Right at 
Notingham purchased of s d Wentworth as *$ deed, and also Eighty 
three pounds twelve shillings and three pence to be p d by Mark 
Hunking Wentworth Esq r — 

To Daniel one of y e Sons we Set off for his share a Right at 
London : Derry purchesed of M r Benning Wentworth afores d Ref- 
erence to y e deed for y e bounds, a lot of land on Pickerings Neck 
so Called bought of Richard Whitehorn as f) deed & also fifty 
Six pounds two shillings and three pence to be pd by Mark Hunk- 
ing Wentworth Esq 1 " 

To William another of y e Sons, we Set off for his share, the 
Warehouse Next Adjoining to George Jeffreys Esq r now in y e Pos- 
session of Mark Hunking Wentworth Esq r a Right at Notingham 
purchased of y e Honourable Joathem Odiorn Esq r deceased, and 
also Eighty three pounds twelve shillings and three pence to be 
pd him by Mark Hunking Wentworth Esq r — 

To Isaac Another of y e Sons we Set off for his share the house 
and land that was formerly Doctor Griffiths as f deed, A Right 
in Chester bought of M r Benning Wentworth Reference to y e Deed, 
and also one hundred twenty one pounds two shillings and three 
pence to be pd him by Mark Hunking Wentworth Esq r — 

To Joatham the Youngest Son We Set off for his Share the 
house and land that was formerly Axel Roberts deceased near 
William Langdens Tanyard, two Rights at Notingham one pur- 



* 



NKW HAMPSHIRE WILLS 815 

chesed of y e Honourable Shadrech Walton Esq r deceased y e other 
of John Russell Reference to y e deeds for bounds and Also Seventy 
one pounds two shillings & three pence to be pd him by Mark 
Hunking Wentworth Esq r — 

Dated in Portsmouth Jan f y 30 th 1750 

R Wibird 
Eleazer Russell 
William King 
Nath 1 Meserve 
Jn° Shackford 

[Receipt, John Rindge to Ann Packer, March 20, 1750, for 
^'1778.0.0, on account of his father's personal estate.] 
[Probate Records, vol. 18, p. 454.] 

[Receipt, Daniel Rogers to Mrs. Ann Packer, March 20, 1750, 
for ^1064.11.7, his wife's share of the personal estate of her 
father, John Rindge.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 18, p. 454.] 

[Receipt, Mark Hunking Wentworth to Mrs. Packer, March 25, 
1750, for ^900.0.0, his wife's share of the personal estate of her 
father, John Rindge.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 18, p. 454.] 

[Receipt, Daniel Peirce to Mrs. Ann Packer, March 27, 1751, 
for ^997.3.6, his wife's share of the estate of her father.] 

[Probate Records, vol. 18, p. 454.] 

[Various receipts, containing signatures of Daniel Peirce, Mark 
Hunking Wentworth, John Rindge, Daniel Rogers, and William 
Lewis.] 



INDEX 



52 



NAMES OF PLACES 



Alder Meadow 70, 99 

Amesbury, Mass 259, 240, 549, 783 

Andovcr, Mass 132, 133, 537 

Antigua 34, 258 

Ash Swamp 191 , 229 

Ass Brook 610 

Back River 143. 335 

Ballehack 798 

Bank (The) 794, 795 

Barbadoes Woods 342 

Barnstead 742, 813 

Barringtou. .42, 164, 185, 191, 192,276 

277, 289, 348, 381, 394, 405,420, 481 

5". 513,553, 639, 714, 729,807 

(New Portsmouth) 201 

Bass Creek 694 

Beach Meadow 71 

Beaver Dam 276 

Beaver Dam Brook 276 

Beaver Dam Meadow 642 

Beaver Pond 617 

Bellamy Bank River 50 

Berwick, Me 78, 121, 289, 396-398 

423, 656, 765 

Beverley, Mass 350-352 

Biddeford, Me 577 

Birch Island 503, 596 

Birch Swamp 240 

Black water Bridge 508, 509 

Black water River 29, 324 

Bloody Brook 675 

Blue Point 73 

Boar's Head Woods 162, 309 

Boston, Mass.. 90, 91, 112, 184, 198, 290 

35o, 3 66 > 4io, 422, 438, 439,465, 466 

5°°> 53°, 53 r , 541.600, 613, 625,640 

653. 758, 759, 786 



Boulter's Cove 354 

Bow 632, 740, 761, 762, 800 

Boxford, Mass 133 

Bradford, Mass 325, 326, 524, 525 

Bray's 702 

Bray's Marsh 710 

Breakfast Hill 17, 232, 43i~433 

Bristol, Eng 352 

Broad Cove 777 

Brookline, Mass 652 

Brown's Meadow 354 

Brown's River 474, 475, 499, 647 

Brown's Rocks 331 

Burnt Swamp 521 

Caleb Perkins's Nook 4 

Cambridge, Mass 551, 652, 653, 660 

Cambridge River 653, 655 

Camsee 84 

Canada Meadows 6r5 

Canoe Bridge 415 

Canterbury 374, 375, 412 

Cape Cod 135 

Cape Elizabeth 73 

Cape Porpoise 243 

Casco Bay 379 

Cedar Swamp Brook 806 

Champernowne Island 74 

Charlestown, Mass 326, 438, 600 

Chelmsford, Mass 572 

Cheshire ( Chester) 139, 140, 201 

Chester.. 177, 181, 195-197, 205, 212, 240 

268, 305, 306, 317, 326, 363,405,411 

439, 454, 521, 522, 557. 6r5, 616, 625 

643,683, 752, 753, 765, 766, 8r4 

(Cheshire) 139, 140, 201 

(Cbestnut Country) 139, 140 

Chestnut Country (Chester) 139, J40 

Chichester 521, 522, 696, 807, Siq 



820 



INDEX 



Church Hill 812 

Clam Banks 182 

Coal Pits 801 

Cocheco ( Dover ) 746 

Cocheco River 335, 342, 506 

Cock Hill 596 

Cod (The) 4 

Cole's Marsh 35 

Concord 623 

Copyhold 260, 547 

Cow Common Meadow 687 

Cowpen Creek 299, 300 

Cox Hall, Me 428 

Crooked Lane 289 

Cross Beach 555, 687, 754 

Cuh Pond 240 

Headwater 509 

Deep Brook 174, 240, 642 

Deer Hill 77, no, 154 

Deer Hill Plain 390 

Dover. . . . 2, 34, 35, 48, 64, 65, 78, 81, 82 

84, 95, i3 6 > !37. 1411 r 43, J 44, 146 
149, 150, 152, 153, 187, 193, 194 
199, 219, 223, 225, 227, 229, 236 
241, 247, 248, 254, 255, 257, 262 
269, 273, 307, 308, 311-316, 319, 323 
334, 335, 34o, 34r, 345, 358, 359, 368 
374, 37 6 ,4oo, 401,411, 4 '2, 442, 449 
458, 464, 48'-, 487, 506, 508, 509, 518 
523, 524, 532, 54i, 544, 545, 548,551 
574, 577, 618-620, 629, 632, 633, 670 
672, 673, 675, 735-737, 763, 764, 773 
774, 776, 787-789, 79i 

(Cocheco) 746 

Dover Neck 313, 315, 335 

Drinkwater 391 

Dunston 74, 243 

Durham. . .57, 59-61, 65, 95, 227, 229, 312 

358, 359, 368, 374, 4'2, 456, 457, 468 

5*6, 539, 563, 579, 6 05, 606, 645, 701 

708, 758, 774-777, 789 

(Oyster River) 89, 95, 227, 312 

358, 368, 374, 401 

Ellins's Point 115 



Epping 590, 591, 639,804 

Exeter 10, n, 19, 20, 22-24, 26, 37 

43, 46-48, 56-59, 76, 81-83, 90, 106 

I07, I09, 112, 128, I29, I49, 153-155 

158, 160, 166, I 7r, 172, 178, 190 
202-204,207-210, 213, 224, 240, 258 
259, 294, 295, 297, 318, 321, 350- 
352, 362, 37o,373, 374, 382, 388-392 
395, 4*4,417, 4i8, 421, 422, 455,457 
463, 464, 516, 517, 522-525, 530, 532 
-534, 546-548, 565, 567, 573, 575 
580, 581, 583, 584, 587, 588, 590, 591 
610-612, 625-628, 639, 664, 675, 676 
6S8, 691, 692, 694-696, 702, 703, 708 
-713, 743, 764, 776, S03, 804 

Exeter Falls 524 

Exeter River 58, 490, 491, 565, 585 

586, 588, 589, 693 

Faggotty Bridge 5Q 6 

Falls River... 4, 11, 12, 434, 503,687,804 

Falmouth, Me 431, 648, 651,653,692 

Farm Marsh 474 

Flaggy Meadow .642 

Follett's Swamp 468, 469 

Fourteen Acre Brook 480 

p ox Hill 806, 808 

Fox Point 



733 

Fresh Creek 335( 746 

Fresh Marsh 19 r 



Giles Swamp 

Gilmanton 418, 454, 457, 483, 611, 

Gloucester, Mass 

Goddard's Creek 

Gosport 150, 269, 270, 288, 470, 

Grass Swamp 4, 383, 709, 

Grassy Swamp 520, 521, 

Great Bay 

Great Boar's Head 

Great Hill 182, 256, 389, 

Great Island . 493, 

Great Island (Newcastle). .9, 74, 147, 

Great Meadow 676, 

Great Red Rock 777, 



502 
675 
S<3 
645 
777 
54i 
711 

523 

448 
353 
39o 
494 
494 
802 
77S 



INDRX 



821 



Great River 523 

Great Swamp . 199 

Greeley's Mill 29 

Greenfield's Marsh 710 

Greenland 18, 57, 62, 67, 191, 199, 200 

237. 2 79. 32>, 347. 348, 376, 445 

448, 489, 5o4. 545. 552, 620, 631 

646, 697, 698 

Greenland Hay 199 

Greenland River 199 

Hall's Farm 5, II, 29 

Hampton r, 3, 8, 10, r5, 20-23, 26, 28 

29. 45. 52, 53. 69-71, 79, 85, 86, 89 
92, 99, 101, 105, 124, 128, 130, 132 
133. 138, 158, i6r, 166, 176, J78-182 
184, 186, 187, 204, 206, 211, 226, 227 
248, 255, 257, 263, 264, 274, 295, 296 
308, 316, 324, 325, 327, 328, 330, 333 
345, 353, 355. 356, 360, 36r, 376. 3S3 
386, 3 8 7. 39°. 39i. 423. 424. 43 r . 434 
435, 439. 463, 467. 468, 472, 473. 49 8 
499. 501-504, 514, 5 '9. 520, 524, 525 
534,535,537, 538, 552, 555, 556, 559 
57o, 57 1 . 595-597, 610, 618, 628, 647 
648, 663, 676, 686, 709, 723, 728, 737 
738, 741, 752, 754, 779-78i, 783, 803 
804, 809, 811 

Hampton Falls 327, 345, 386,387, 424 

473-475. 520, 556, 57i, 597, 782 

Hanover, Mass 333, 334 

Haverhill, Mass 305, 306, 363, 525, 700 

Hay Creek 693, 694 

Higgledy-Tiggledy, Lower 249 

Hilliard's Marsh 522 

Hilton's Point 127 

Hogpen Farm 345 

Hogpen Meadow 4 

Hogpens 29, 475 

Hook (The) 523 

Hop Ground 309 

Horse Hill 474, 475 

Housatonic 625 

House Creek 693 

Hussey's Marsh 23, 24 

Hussey's Meadow 23 



Indian Field 20, 21 

Ipswich, Mass 87, 270, 306, 349, 363 

429, 623, 645, 740 

Isles of Shoals 92, 253, 288, 410,443 

Israel's Meadow 204 

Kensington 23, 25, 556, 571,647,709 

King's Falls 259 

King's Road 143 

Kingston 22, 31, 32, 36, 45, 63, 112 

r 2 r, 122, 141, 174, 187, 202, 203,206 

207, 210-212, 238, 239, 249-251, 274 
413, 449-452, 476, 503, 515, 519 
548, 550, 559. 561, 572, 573, 625- 

627, 640-642, 708, 711, 8or, 802 
(Kingstown).. . 1, 107, 181, 203, 206- 

208, 212, 213, 239-24^ 264, 45r, 452 
547, 559. 565. 573, 642, 643, 753, 801 

802, 813 

Kingswood 729 

Kittery, Me 67, 74, 157, 168, 169, 216 

289, 396-398, 430-432, 443, 5i6, 550 
553. 565, 598, 720 

tampered River. . .20, 300, 454, 456, 457 
523, 688, 776-778, 804 

Little Harhor 494 

Little Hill 5 

Little River.. 100, 107, 108, no, 162, 207 

259, 308, 309, 353. 354, 39°. 469, 499 
711, 724 

Little River Marsh 12, 70, 752, 806 

Little Roundabout 391 

Littleworth 229 

Loudon, Fug 135, 136, 662, 663, 786 

Londonderry 188, 189, 269, 271-273 

359. 37i, 4i6, 465. 466, 47L 478 
480, 499, 500, 514, 5*8, 519, 561 
562, 594, 612, 614-617, 669, 670, 683 

698, 737, 748, 749. 755. 757. 759~76i 
766, 767, 769, 771, 773, 814 

(Nutfield) 201 

Long Creek 220 

Long Marsh 735 

Long Pines 29 

Long Pond 207 



822 



INDRX 



Lubberland 223, 368 

Madbury 150 

Malligo River 229, 735 

Maple Swamp 203 

Mare Point 379 

Massabesic Pond 616, 766 

Mast Bridge 342 

Mast Path 468, 469 

Medford, Mass 653 

Mendon, Mass 557 

Moharimet's Hill 143, 335 

Moose Hill 480 

Muckrill Cove 350 

Muddy Pond 255 

Nantucket Island 606, 633 

New Boston 201 

New Portsmouth (Barrington) 201 

Newbury, Mass 112, 623, 66r, 783 

Newcastle 36, 44, 73, 79, So, S3, 84 

90, 103, 138, 147, 156, 157, 166, 172 
173. 2 35. 236, 251, 252, 25S, 288 
303» 304, 3°7. 3i°. 35 6 » 377> 378 
3 8 7, 388, 395. 407, 414, 433. 435 
462, 463, 492, 493, 550, 55 r, 566 
627, 640, 645, 672, 673, 690, 745 
805, S13 

(Great Island) 9, 74, M7. 494 

Newfound Hill 474, 475 

Newington 47, 105, 125, 145, 217, 336 

363, 404, 405, 409, 425, 426, 44' 

529, 600, 602, 620, 722, 731-734 

77i, 772 

Newmarket 56-58, 203, 431, 454~45 6 

458, 489, 532, 575, 57 6 , 59*. 6 95 
776, 778 

Newport, R. 1 656, 657, 659, 660 

North Hampton (North Hill) 13 ■ 

North Hill ^ North Hampton) 130 

North Hill Bridge 7° 

Nottingham 350, 476, 4S8, 740, S04 

S05, S14 

Norway Plains 5°9 

Nutfield ( Londonderry) 201 

Oyster River 142, 143,375 



Oyster River (Durham) 89, 95, 227 

312, 358, 368, 374, 401 

Pawtuckaway 804 

Pemaqu'd, Me 396, 397 

Penny Purse Meadow 479 

Perkins's Marsh 22, 24, 25 

Pickering's Neck 198,200,814 

Pickpocket 128, 129, 190 

Piscassick.... 190, 297, 533, 591, 703, 704 

Piscassick River 5S-63, 299 

Piscataqua ( Portsmouth) 91, 136 

Pitch Pine Plains 508, 509 

Plains (The) 275, 717, 797 

Pond Marsh 74 

Poplar Hill 295 

Portsmouth ... .6, 7, 17, 18, 26, 27, 33, 34 
40, 41, 65, 67, 68, 72, 73, 75, 78, 80 
81, 83, 87, 88, 90, 9r, 97, 98, 102 
104, 112, 114, 120, i2i, 123, 125, 126 
130, 134-13 6 , '4i, I45-M8, 152, 156 
157, I59> '63. 164, 166-169, 171, 175 
184, 186, 189, 191, 192, 197-200, 202 
209, 214-216, 22r, 222, 231-234, 237 
242, 244. 246, 247, 251-233, 258, 261 
263, 266, 273-276, 278, 279, 283, 2S4 
286-290, 292, 293, 302-304, 310, 314 
3'5, 320, 323, 324, 326, 333, 334, 336 
339. 34o, 346-349, 35 2 , 359- 362-366 
376, 378, 380, 38', 393, 4oo, 404, 408 
414,415,419, 421-423,426, 428-432 
437-444, 446, 447, 458, 459, 467, 468 
480, 482, 487, 494-497, 500, 501 
503, 5", 5»3-5i7, 519. 527-529, 534 
536, 537, 545, 548, 55 *» 553, 554, 563 
576-580, 587, 59r, 598, 600, 604, 605 
609, 610, 624, 629-632, 635, 639, 646 
648, 649, 651-653, 656, 657, 659-663 
665, 677-6S0, 684, 698, 700, 713, 714 
717-722, 724, 727, 728, 730, 744, 749 
75o, 752, 755, 758, 759, 764, 765. 767 
-769, 77', 773, 784-786, 790-798 
811-813 

(Piscataqua) 91, 136 

Portsmouth, R.I 660 

Quamphegan 242 



INDEX 



823 



Quarter Mile, 



26 



Randall Farm 17, 232 

Raspberry Hill 7 1 * 

Red Oak Hill 5 2 4 

Red Oak Ridge 521 

Ring Swamp 33 x 

Roberts's Neck 412 

Rochester.... 217, 315, 341, 375. 4'2, 4S6 

506-509, 633, 670, 671, 674, 733, 735 
746, 747, 772, 776-778, 787. 7 88 

Rocky Hill 39° 

Rye.... 294, 356, 357, 407, 408, 435, 511 

5i5» 53 s . 544, 57o, 620, 623, 644, 779 
800, 801, 805, 808 

Saco, Me 397» 39 8 

Sagadahock, Me 396, 397 

Sagamore Creek 17, 448, 680 

St. Johns, Antigua 34 

St. Tavernce's Cove 241 

Salisbury, Mass 11, 29, 55, 212,249 

250, 331, 557, 687, 709, 710, 783 

Salisbury River 29 

Salmon Falls River 507, 633 

Salt River 3 8 

Sandy Point 523, 707 

Sargent's Island 161 

Scarborough, Me. .243, 340, 550, 551, 720 

Scatterwit 507 

Scituate, Mass 333 

Severals (The) 3 08 , 3°9 

Sheepscott, Me 803 

Sheepscott River. 396, 397 

Smart's Creek 688 

Somersworth....486, 548, 577, 745, 746 

74 8 , 765 

South Hampton 474, 475, 571 

Spocasset 688 

Spring Hill 163, 649 

Spring Marsh 70, 99, 308, 309, 33 1 

Spurvvink 74 



Squamanagonick 509 

Stanyan's Brook 159 

Star Island.... 9, 87, 122, 133, 134, 234 

235» 47o, 541 

Starb rook's Meadow 523, 524 

Steep Ranks 474 

Stevenson's Creek 142 

Stony Brook 396 

Stratham 30, 46, 50, 52, 53, 56, 57, 64 

101, 149, 150, 155, 157, 158, 171, 172 
195, 202, 210, 213, 218, 219, 224, 225 
236, 237, 254, 265, 274, 298,302,316 

3' 8 , 321, 337. 33 8 , 39*. 4* 8 , 427, 473 
483-485, 488, 489, 492, 523, 591, 628 
6 35-639, 664, 665, 693-695, 697, 698 
705, 708, 718, 739, 740, 743, 761 
762, 782, 800 
Sturgeon Creek 169, 170 

Taylor's River 596 

Temple (The) 353, 354, 4 8 3 

Toleud 301, 319, 508, 509 

Tolend Falls 506 

Topsham, Eng 553 

Trickling Falls 249 

Tfoome, Eng 437 

Tuchaney M ill 523 

Wall's Cove 23, 391 

Wall's Creek 298, 299 

Watchuck 77 

Wheelwright Pond 35 

Wheelwright's Creek. . ..418, 585, 586 

5 88 

White Pine Plain 260, 261 

Wincoll's Pond 509 

Winnicutt Bridge 85 

Winnicutt Meadow 85, 331 

Worcester, Mass 458 

Yarmouth 93 

York, Me 115-119, 121, 428 



NAMES OF PERSONS 



Abbott, Anna (in. Broughton) 147 

Edward 623 

James 147 

John .... 102, 147, 148, 352, 536, 537 

Lambeth 147 

Mark 147 

Mary 147 

Mercy 536, 537 

Michael 147 

Reuben 147 

Ruth (m. Spriggs) 147 

Sarah (m. Pickering) 147 

Walter 147 

Aborn, Klizabeth 47, 609, 610 

Mary 215 

Ackland, Richard 79 

Adams, Ann 385 

Elizabeth ( Knight) 126, 127 

Hugh 97, 369 

James 271, 273, 670 

John 157, 394 

Joseph 425, 772 

Samuel 91 

Thomas 678 

William 148, 615 

Aiken, James 518 

Akerman, Benjamin 426, 680 

Mary 364 

Alcock, Eliza 69, 146 

Elizabeth 216 

Joseph 287 

Keturah 287 

Samuel 216 

Alden, Elizabeth 442 

Thomas 137, 312, 442 

Alexander, Agnes 371 

J ames 37i, 373 

Joseph 371, 372 

Mar y 37', 373 



Allard, James 150, 307 

Oner 150 

Allen or Allyn — 94 

Daniel 76 

Elizabeth (m. Moody) 94 

Jacob 50 

Jude 64,299,719 

Samuel 719 

William 237,377,698 

Almary, ( Partridge) 152 

George 527 

Hannah 498, 527 

Mary 498, 527 

Robert 497, 498, 527 

Althorp, Susanna ( Elliot) 66 

Altimus, Elizabeth ( Babb) 564 

Ambler, Elizabeth (Edgerly) 262 

Anderson, Allen 748, 770 

John 306, 499 

Samuel 770 

Andrews, John 779 

Appleton, Daniel 623, 645, 700, 783 

Elizabeth 645 

Archibald, John 466, 467, 594, 766 

Armstrong, Robert 81 

Ash, Hannah (m. Peirce) 2 

Mary 2,3 

Thomas 2,3 

Thomas, Jr 2,3 

Ashley, John 134 

Atkinson, Joseph 775 

M ary 90 

Theodore 90, 121, 133, 156, 189 

255, 286, 288, 321, 380,407,426 

437, 477, 515, 630, 662, 663, 678 

786, 788, 795, 796 

Atwood, Anthony 34 

Austin, Joseph 145, 307, 465, 574 

Samuel 145 



INDEX 



825 



Avery, Thomas 377 

Ayer, John 382, 458 

Ayers, Abraham 157 

Edward 40, 41, 148, 209 

Francis 479 

James 479, 480, 700 

John... 41, 209, 5T4, 554, 722, 723 

759. 79° 

Margaret 478, 480 

Ruth (Sherburne) 191 

Samuel 479, 480 

Thomas 157 

William 478-480 

Babb, Benjamin 564 

Elizabeth (m. Altimus) 564 

Esther 564 

Francis ( Bennett) 749 

Grace 563 

Mary ( m. Hodgdon ) 564 

Philip • 564, 631 

Richard 564 

Sampson 563,564 

Sarah (m. Johnson) 564 

Susanna (m. Johnson ) 564 

William 564 

Bacon, Butts 251 

Thomas 488, 770 

Badger, Elizabeth (Williams) 540 

Joseph 306,525,700 

Bagley, Hannah (Fowler) 549 

Baker, John 429 

Ball, Christian (m. Paine) 266, 267 

Elizabeth ( m. Rowe) 266, 267 

Margaret 266, 267 

Mary (m. White) 266, 267 

Peter. 266-268 

Sarah (m. Ward) 266, 267 

Susanna (m. Fickett) 266 

William 156 

Bampton, John 3 

Banfield, Charles 579 

George 440, 528 

Hugh 217, 323 

John 323, 794 



Banfield, cont. 

Joseph 794 

Mary (m. Stoneman) 528, 529 

Samuel. . 18, 323, 357, 516, 528, 529 

Thomas 528 

Banks, John 255 

Barber, Ann (Smart) 57, 6r 

John 57, 61 

Robert 83 

Barefoote, Walter 299,300 

Barker, Anna , 545 

Bridget 321, 545 

Bridget (m. Donovan) 321 

Elizabeth 321, 545 

Enoch 320, 32 1, 545 

Jonathan 321, 545, 546 

Mar y 321, 545 

Noah 254, 337, 338, 546, 706 

Barnes, Abraham 252 

Ann 33 

Ann ( Wallis) 252 

Dorcas 713 

Elizabeth 713, 714 

Mary 461, 752 

William 713, 714 

Barnett, John 272, 613 

Moses 749, 771 

Barry, William 252, 358 

Bartlett, 1 1 1 

Abigail (Hall) 591-593 

Gideon 550 

John 59'"593 

Nathaniel 524, 5S6 

Stephen 70 1 

Barton , John 470 

Martha 470 

Mary (Ellis) 407 

Stephen 407 

Basford , James 412 

Bass, Mary (Odlin) 531 

Batchelder, Abigail (Cram). 521 

Benjamin 1,2 

Benjamin, Jr 1 

Deborah (m Fellows) 596 

Dorothy 166 



826 



INDEX 



Batchelder, cont. 

Ebenezer 596 

Elizabeth ( Oilman ) 802 

Esther 1 

Francis 1 

Jethro »66, 595 

J ohn '76, 177. 226, 521, 595 

Jonathan 522 

Joseph.... 1, 2, 1S0, 355, 434.435 

59 6 . 597 
Joshua 177 

Josiah 1, 181, 595-597 

Mehitabel (Marston) 434, 435 

Meribah 1 

Nathan. .210, 211, 452, 454, 515,595 

Nathaniel 176, 177, 595,597 

Nathaniel, Jr 176-1 7S 

Page 1 

Phiueas 596 

Samuel 177, 332, 333 

Sarah 1 76 

Simon 556 

Stephen 539 

Susanna 1 

Theodate( Hobbs) 753 

Theophilus 1 

Thomas 354 

Batson, John 156, 494 

Ratt, Timothy 76S, 769 

Bean, Ann 691 

Curtis 691 

Daniel 36, 37 

Jeremiah 82, 295, 641, 643, 692 

John 82. 83, 675, 691 

Joseph 238, 659 

Margaret (m. March) 691 

Martha 526 

Mary (Coleman) 239 

Samuel 190, 640, 64r, 691, 692 

Sarah S2, 641 

William 108 

Beard, Elizabeth 187 

John 524 

Joseph 7 S, 187 

Beck, Mary 496 



Beck, cont. 

Samuel 496, 497, 679, 683 

Sarah 496 

Thomas 744 

Thomas, J r ^ 

Beckford. See also Bickford. 

Thomas 425 

Beede, Eli 227 

Belcher, Jonathan 581 

Bell, Elizabeth (Buzzell) 671 

Meshech 156, 172, 173 

Rachel 172, 1 73 

Shadrach 172 

Thomas 156 

Bennett, Frances ( m. Babb) 749 

Henry 749, 750 

Joanna (m. Jackson) 749 

Lucy ( Lang) 749 

William 501, 684, 686 

Benuick, Abraham 135, 1 53, 224 

Arthur 149 

Dorcas 149 

Berry, Ebenezer 104 ,511 

Esther ( Wallis) 252 

George 1 46 

James 26 

Joseph • 769 

Joshua 646 

Nathaniel 25 1 , 252, Soo 

Nehemiah 25 1 

Samuel 511 

Thomas iS 

Withers 157, 59S 

Bickford. See also Beckford. 

Abigail 218 

Anna (m. Walker) 425, 426 

Benjamin 217, 218 

Deborah 218 

Elizabeth 218, 5 28 

Henry [20 

John 3, 217, 21S, 486, 574 

John, Jr 736 

Joseph 217, 218 

Mary 21S 

Susanna 425 



INDEX 



827 



Bickford, cont. 

Thomas; 217, 218, 483, 497, 528 

Bickham, Mary 102 

Bisbee, Klisha 333 

Blagdon, George 10, 133 

Hannah 167, 678 

Blair, Abraham 471, 472 

David 471 

Elizabeth 47 1 

Hannah 471 

Hannah (m. Thompson) 471 

Janet 471 

John 189, 417, 614, 615, 737 

Lydia 471 

Mary 471 

Sarah 471, 472 

William 737 

Blaisdell, Ralph 476 

Blake, Hezekiah 345, 346 

Israel 182, 591-593 

Jasper. 331, 332, 504 

Joanna (Fellows) 345.346 

Moses 182 

Samuel 15, 328, 329 

Ti mothy 95 

Blay, William 306 

Blower, Thomas 35 1 

Bond, Mercy (Ham) . .409 

Roule, Abraham 1 66 

Bowen, Martha 551 

William ..437, 55 [ 

Bowles, John 349, 370 

Lydia ( Howard ) 349 

Boyd, James 359, 458, 494, 765-767 

John 765, 766 

Mary 766, 767 

Mary (m. McGregore) 767 

Robert 268, 269 

Boydelljohn 9 r, 438, 439 

Boyes, James 188 

Janet 188 

Martha 188 

Mary 188 

Robert....] 88, 519, 616, 617, 748 
749, 760 



Boyes, cont. 

William 188 

Boynton, William 476, 557, 708 

Brackett, John 294 

Samuel 167, 252, 294, 456, 458 

Bradbury, Jacob 5. 55. 94 

Maria.. 94 

Rebecca 94 

Sarah ( Cotton ) 94 

Theophilus 94 

William 94 

Wy man 11, 55 

Bradford, Abigail (Dyer) 531 

Hannah 46 r , 75 1 

Hannah (Moulton) 723, 724 

J 215 

John. 253, 350, 407, 410, 437, 43S, 518 
Matthew.... 355, 460,461,527, 530 

Bradish, John 653, 656 

Bradley, Daniel 363 

John 306 

Bradscreet, Daniel 121 

Sarah 45 

Brams, Benjamin 90 

Brauscomb 304, 305 

Brattle, W 660 

Breck. See Brick. 

Brewster, Abigail (m. White). . .275-281 

John 231, 274-276, 278, 279,717 

Joseph 275, 277-2S1 

Joshua 275, 277-281 

Margaret 714 

Mary 274, 275, 277, 27S 

Samuel 275, 276, 278-281, 443 

717, 718 

Briard, Abigail 67, 68, 494 

Elisha 67, 68, 1S9 

Elizabeth 189 

John 340 

Lucy 1S9 

Lucy (m. Tripe) 1S9 

Samuel 68, 1 89 

Brick, Arnold 57, 62 

Eleanor (Smart) 57, 62 

Bridges, James 132 



828 



INDEX 



Bridges, cont. 

James, Jr 133, 537 

Briscoe, Elizabeth 351, 352 

John 351 

Robert 294, 350, 352 

Brock, William 160 

Bromley, James 91 

Broughton, Anna (Abbott) 147 

John 364 

Samuel 364 

Sarah (Chapman ) 496 

William 364 

Brown, (Shaw) 179 

Abigail 531 

Abigail (Johnson) 647 

Abraham 196, 362, 521 

Ann 256 

Argentine (Cram) 521 

Arthur 493, 786 

Benjamin 248, 256, 648 

Charles 17 

Daniel 557 

David 554 

Deborah (Wells) 679, 681 

Ebenezer 557 

Elizabeth 256 

Ephraim 57 r, 572 

Eunice 557, 558 

Jacob 779, 781 

John 248, 556-558, 679, 68 1 , 743 

John, Jr 743 

Jonathan 474, 475 

Joseph 2ii, 5 r 1 

Joshua 423 

Lois 557, 558 

Lydia 256, 557 

Margaret (Odlin) 531 

Martha 248 

Martha (Buzzell) 671 

Mary 65,79,256,423 

Mary (in. Woods) 557 

Nehemiah 256 

Rachel 256 

Rachel (Sanborn) 332 

Ruth (m. Read) 557 [ 



Brown, cont. 

Samuel 425, 779 

Sarah.. 256, 558 

Simon 239 

Stephen 248, 256 

Thomas 474 

Timothy 557 

William 29, 132, 255-257, 652 

Bryeiit, Walter.. 56, 57, 63, 431, 434, 489 

49 2 > 779 
Bryer, Sarah (m. Mannering). .493, 494 

Buckland, John 135, 136 

Bucknell, John 40 

Bunker, Ann (Critchett). 368 

James 96, 219-221, 541 

John 314, 632 

Joseph • 219-221 

Martha 219, 220 

Martha (m. McElroy).. . • 221 

Zachariah 632 

Burbank, Ebenezer 623 

Eleazer 623 

Samuel 623 

Burdick, Benjamin 541 

Burleigh, Andrew 213 

Dorothy ( Ly ford ) 297 

Giles 213 

James 56, 213 

John 58, 63, 209 

Joseph 213, 534 

Josiah 213 

Mary 209, 210 

William 213 

Burnet, William 247 

Burnham, Elizabeth (Smith) — 777, 778 

Jeremiah 64, 65 

John 64, 65, 112, 338, 359 

Robert 777 

Burns or Burn. 

Martha 314 

Mary (Rand) 435 

Ralph 3 r4 

Buss, Joseph. 167, 215, 684 

Joseph, Jr 168 

Lydia ( Davis) 6S4 



INDEX 



829 



Buss, cant. 

Stephen 403 

Butler, Thomas 78, 678 

Buzzell, Ann 671 

Elizabeth (in. Bell) 671 

Hannah (m. Leighton) 67 r 

Henry 670, 671 

1 saac 671 

James 67 1 

John 670, 671 

Margaret (m. Demerit) 671 

Martha (m. Brown) 67 1 

Mary (m. Demerit) 671 

Sarah 670, 671 

Sarah (m. Roberts) 671 

William 211, 212, 450-452, 670 

Byles, Josias 630 

Caldwell, Alexander 767 

Calef , Jeremiah 222 

Robert 363 

Calfe, 710 

James 337 

Jeremiah 393. 419 

J on » r 97, 337 

Calley, Abiah 664, 667 

Elizabeth 667 

John 666, 667 

Mary 665, 667 

Nicholas 664, 666 

R ichard 664-667, 763 

Thomas 666, 66 7 

William 666 

Campbell, Mary (Hunter) 466 

Robert 373 

Campon, Mary 173 

Canney, Benjamin 542, 543 

James 262 

John 465, 619, 620, 764 

Joshua '; 542, 543 

Love 542, 543 

Lydia (m. Lewis) 543 

Martha 543 

Samuel 541-544 

Sarah 541 

Sarah (tn. Hussey) 543 



Canney, cont. 
Thomas 



542 

Cannington, Thomas 410 

Cargill, Annis 487 

David 478 

Elizabeth 478 

Jean 478 

John 478 

Margaret 478 

Marion 478 

Martha 478 

Mary 478 

Carle, Margaret (Holcomb) 44 

Patience 311 

Samuel 311, 312, 316, 486 

Timothy .127 

Carleton, Abigail (Dalton) 131 

Carr, John 615, 618 

Moses 748 

Carter, John 288, 344 

Richard 199, 200 

Ruth 9, 288 

Thomas 550 

Cartland , Joseph 605 

Carty, Philip 23-25 

Teague 21 

Cass, Amos 45, 356, 570, 688 

Jonathan 425 

Joseph 332, 3S3 

Caswell, Elizabeth 123 

Henry 125 

William 123 

Cate, 546 

Bridget ( in. Donovan) 444, 445 

447-449 
Edward . 200, 303, 324, 444"449, 545 

679, 683 

Elizabeth (Sherburne) 192 

Elizabeth (Tucker) 444-449 

Elizabeth (m. Weeks) 444, 445 

447, 449 

James 444-446, 448, 449 

John 27, 697, 698 

Joshua 165, 407, 444-449, 545 

Margaret (111. Wyatt) 444,445 



8 3 o 



INDEX 



Cate, cont. 

Margaret (m. Wyatt) 447-449 

Mary (in. Frost) 444, 445 

Tucker 444-446, 448, 449 

William 444-446, 448, 449, 545 

Cater, Kd ward 440, 44 1 

Chad bourne, Joseph 656, 658, 659, 661 

Sarah (Phipps). .656, 658, 659, 661 

Chadwell, Benjamin 645 

Chamberlain, Mary (Rand) 436 

Mary (Tibbetts) 735 

William 236, 494 

Chambers, Charles. 600-603 

Margaret 797 

Margaret ( Foye) 600-603 

Margaret ( Vaughan) 600-603 

Champney, 653, 654 

Noah 652 

Chapman, Abigail 496 

Job 158, 552 

John 648 

Joseph 186 

Phcebe 186 

Samuel 16, 27, 186, 552 

Sarah ( m. Broughton) 496 

Chase, 666 

Abigail 780 

Daniel 781, 782 

Elias 383 

Elihu 324, 325 

Esther (Shaw) 78 r, 782 

John 324, 325 

Jonathan 324, 325, 338, 449 

Joseph 183 

Widow 29 

Checkley , Samuel 378 

Cheney, Ichabod 796 

Chesley, A nn ( Daniell) 674 

Ebenezer. 788 

George 225 

Hannah 89 

Hannah (Huckins) 95 j 

James 375, 788; 

John 89 : 

Joseph 179, 374, 375. 779. 7S9 | 



Chesley, cont. 

Mehitabel (Waldron) 788 

Reuben 789 

Samuel 89, 225 

Sarah 375 

Thomas 374, 375, 779 

Choate, Benjamin 48 

Christy, Agnes 760 

Ann 760 

George 760 

James 760 

Jean 760 

Jean (Moore) 770 

Jesse 466, 467, 759-761 

John 80 

Margaret ( m. McFarland ) 760 

Mary 760 

Peter 760 

Thomas 760 

Church, Elizabeth 311 

Churchill, John 537 

Cilley, Alice (Rollins) 61 r 

John 13, 14 

Clark, 753 

Abraham. 187 

Alice 156, 157 

Ann 175, 176, 5'5 

Benjamin 387, 388, 626 

Deborah ( m. Dean ) 626, 627 

Eli 85 

Elizabeth 416, 417 

Elizabeth (Huckins) 95 

Elizabeth (Thompson) 469 

Elizabeth (in. Snow) 98 

Enoch 631 

George 102, 219, 265, 266 

Henry 385 

Ichabod 9S, 352, 483 

Jacob 156, 157.397, 398 

James 373, 416, 417 

Jane 387, 627 

John.... 97, 98, 150, 172, 254, 515 

547. 593. 763. 79 6 

Jonathan 664 

Josiah § r 4.5i5 



INDEX 



831 



Clark, coni. 

Marion 766 

Matthew 416 

Mary 97-99, 5'4, 5*5 

Noah 254 

Robert 519 

Samuel 156, 7S2 

Sarah 175, 515 

Sarah ( in. Martin ) 98, 99 

Sarah (rn. Nola) , 97 

Thomas 417, 430 

Ward 450, 625, 627 

William 388, 626, 627, 7S5 

Clarkson, James.. 14S, 303, 323, 324, 346 
347, 352, 429. 501, 679, 6S3 

Clements, Hannah (Emerson) 774 

James 137 

J°b 774 

John 137 

Samuel 774 

Clifford, 128 

Abigail 204 

Abigail (111. Sanborn) 206-209 

David 196, 197 

Deborah 195, 203, 205 

Isaac 207, 567 

Israel 596 

Ithiel 196, 197 

Jacob 196, 197 

Joanna 204 

Joanna (in. Fifield) 206-209 

John 128, 203, 205, 257 

Joseph 32, 128, 195, 203-208 

Lemuel 196, 197 

Lydia (Perkins) 161 

Mehitabel (m. Elkins) 196, 197 

Richard 753 

Samuel 257 

Sarah ( Taylor) 567, 569 

William 196, 197, 209 

Zachariah 128, 195-197 

Clough, 184 

Benjamin 809 

Cornelius 450-452 

Elizabeth 451, 453 



Clough, coni. 

Ezra 450, 453,56i 

Joanna (Sanborn) 809 

Joseph, 2 j 1 , 449-452, 454 

Love 45', 453 

Maf y 451,453 

Mcr °y 452,453 

Obadiah 451, 453 

Reuben , 451, 454 

Tabitha 451-453 

Thomas 425 

William Brown 571, 572 

Clow. See Clough. 

Clyde, Daniel 519 

Coates, Jane 235 

John 236 

Robert 235, 236 

Cobbett, Nathaniel 366 

Coburn, Ebenezer 79 

Cochran, Ann (m. Nichols) 698 

Han nah 699 

Janet 699 

James 518, 519, 698, 699 

Jean (m. Rogers) 699 

John 698 

Mary 699 

Mary (Miller) 698 

Ninian 518, 519 

Robert 5i8,5i9» 5°2, 563, 699 

William 69S, 699 

— no 

Abigail (m. Gilman) 523,524 

Abner 523 

Eliphalet 523, 524, 710 

Hannah (Smith) 778 

Judith 523, 524 

p eter 523, 524, 627 

Tristram 34 r, 532, 778 

Cogswell, Elizabeth 350 

Emerson 350 

Francis 350 

John 132 

Cokcr, Benjamin 378 

Theodore 630 

Colby, Abigail (Sanborn) 809 



Coffin, 



8 3 2 



INDEX 



Coker, cont. 

Abraham 239-241 

Elizabeth (m. Rovvell) 683 

Enoch 683 

Phoebe (Coleman) 239-241 

Colcord, Edward 44 

Elizabeth 36 

Samuel, Jr 36 

Cole, 35 

Thomas 14' 

Coleman, Deliverance (Swett) 360 

Hnldah (Swett) 361 

Jabez 175. 2 33, 239 

Joseph 238, 239 

Margaret 238-240 

Mary 238 

Mary (m. Bean ) 239 

Phcebe 239 

Phcebe (m. Colby) 239-241 

Rev. Dr 625 

Collins, 73 

Deborah 744 

John 77> 

Mercy 77 1 

William 744 

Connor, Abigail 744 

Abigail ( I.eavitt) 636-638 

Ann (m. Lyford) 675 

Benjamin 675, 676 

Bethiah (Wells) 679, 681 

Cornelius 82, 298, 533 

David 533 

Hannah (m. Rollins) 675 

Jeremiah 422, 675,676, 692, 704 

Jonathan 675, 676 

Martha ( Dow) 687 

Moses 298 

Philip 675 

Samuel 675 

Cook, John 7 6 3 

Coolbroth , George 722 

Corson, Mary 735, 73 6 

Cotton , 94 

Abigail 155 

Abigail (m. Hard iso n) 481 



Cotton, coni. 

Benjamin 191, 251 

Elizabeth.. 1 7, 18, 93, 168, 170, 171 

Elizabeth (Davis) 684 

Elizabeth (in. Fernald) 480 

Elizabeth (m. Norton) 92 

John.... 17, 18, 92, 93, 145, 166-169 

Josiah 93 

Leonard 184 

Mary 92,168,170 

Mary ( Toogood ) 640 

Mary (in. Greenleaf ) 481 

Nathaniel 93 

Rowland 93 

Sarah 38 1 

Sarah (Fletcher) 648, 649, 651 

Sarah (m. Bradbury) 94 

Solomon 18, 145, 146, 200,800 

Susanna 136, 137 

Theophilus 15, 92,93, 95 

Thomas.... 231, 232. 431, 433, 481 
482, 495 

Thomas, Jr 23 1 , 744 

Timothy 167-171 

Ward 519, 520 

William. 18, 19,72,78,88, 146,166, 

167, 169, 170, 253, 303, 336, 352 

422, 480-483, 495, 648, 649, 651 

William, Jr 17, 19, 167, 214 

Couch, James 134, 135 

Rebecca 1 34 

Cox, Thomas 79 

Craige, Alexander 479 

David 306 

Cram, Abigail (m. Batchelder) 521 

Argentine (m. Brown) 521 

Benjamin 179, 520, 521, 676 

Elizabeth 356, 385 

John 353, 520-522 

Jonathan 521, 522, 676 

Mary 522 

Ruth (Gilman) 703 

Samuel 522 

Sarah (Shaw) 179 

Thomas.. 356,424 



inw-cx 



833 



Cram, cont. 

Warlleigh 177, 178, 

C ranch, John 

Crawford, Hugh 

James 

Cressy, James 

Critchett, Abigail (111. Leathers) 

Abigail ( m. Nock) 

Ann (m. Hunker) 

Klias 36S, 

Elizabeth (111. CrommeU) 

Martha 153, 

Martha (Godchild) 368, 

Mary (m. Rollins) 

Weal then (in. Gray) 

Wealthen (m. Huckins) 

Croade, John 

Crockett, Deborah.. 

Klizabeth (Nutter) 

Joshua , 

Richard 

Sarah 

Thomas 235, 

Crommet, Elizabeth 

Elizabeth (Critchett) 

John 223, 224, 313, 615- 

Joshua 223, 

Margaret 

Martha 

Mar)' 223, 

Philip 

Sarah 

Sobriety 313, 

Crosby, John 

Thomas 8, 125, 

Cross, Benjamin 159, 

Elizabeth 160, 253, 

John 216, 217,395, 

Joseph 216, 362, 

Joshua 

Kydia 

Martha 

Mary 216, 

Richard 

William 



521 
30 
363 

363 
534 

:6S 

368 
368 

369 
368 
368 

3 6 9 
368 
368 
368 

•79 
772 
772 
.S 9 
706 
.89 
422 
224 
36S 
617 
224 
224 
224 
224 
224 
224 

369 

3 '2 
140 
160 
494 
755 
755 
216 
216 

755 
362 
362 
167 



Crosswhite, 



315 



Cruey, Abraham 304, 305 

Barnaby 303-305 

John.. 304, 305 

Margaret 303 

Margaret (m. Yeaton) 304 

Culbertson, John 186, 359, 488 

Cunuy, 290 

Currier, Diamond 270, 410 

Kleanor ( Urin) 506 

Richard 270 

Weymouth 270 

Gushing, 250 

Caleb 55, 93, 251 

Caleb, Jr 251 

Jonathan 152, 231, 511, 544, 619 

671, 736 

Seth 333 

Cutt, Elizabeth 17 

Hannah 410 

John 17, 80, 91, 98 99, 134, 141 

155, 156, 167, 209, 214-216, 234 
273. 287, 310, 311, 326, 334, 350 
423, 441, 495, 527, 534, 548, 549 
580. 630, 635, 649, 652, 661, 764 

769. 771,773 

J^ove 381, 534 

Richard [41, 209, 215, 534 

Richard, Jr 157 

Samuel 200, 410, 579, 722 

Sarah 215, 722 

Sarah (in. Hart) 723 



Dalton, 



687 



Abigail 130 

Abigail (in. Carleton) j^i 

Hannah 132, 133 

Hannah (in. Sargent) 131 

Mehitabel 131 

Michael 131, 132 

Philemon 101 , 130-133, 537 

Samuel 131, 132, 383 

Sarah 131 

Timothy 130-132 

Dam, Klizabeth 433 



53 



834 



INDEX 



Dam, cont. 

Elizabeth (m. Downs) 334 

Leah 49, 50 

Moses 47 

Pomfret....48, 49. 53. 56, 334, 335 

Samuel 335 

Sarah 49 

William 48-50 

Zebulon 47, 358 

Dana, Benjamin 653, 656 

Thomas 652 

Dane, Philemon 363 

Danforlh, Samuel 439, 652, 658-660 

Daniell, Abigail 674 

Ann (m. Chesley) 674 

David 674 

Jacob 674 

Jane 673 

John 674 

Jonathan 674 

Joseph 673, 674 

Mary ( m. Fowler) 674 

Darling, John 45 2 » 454 

Sarah (Frost) 47, 4$ 

Thomas 47 

Davidson. See Deverson. 

John 251 

Davis, Abigail (Meader) 605 

Daniel 85 

David 775 

Deliverance 257 

Ebenezer 375 

Elizabeth 369 

Elizabeth (m. Cotton) 684 

Ephraim 541 

Hannah (m. Paine) 684 

Henry 34 

Hopkin 609 

Huldah (Green) 356 

James. 35, 79, 85, 156, 165, 253, 359 

Jeremy 412* 4 X 3 

Joanna ( Moses) 609 

John 166, 167, 215, 494, 495, 684 

Lydia (m. Buss) 684 

Margaret 494. 495 



Davis, cont. 

Mary ( Fowler) 549 

Mary (m. May) 495 

Moses- 65, 84, 257 

Samuel 67, 215, 684 

Sarah ( Emerson) 430, 432 

Sarah (Jenkins) 412, 413 

Thomas 65, 85, 225, 548, 663 

Timothy 365, 609, 610, 684 

Dean, Deborah (Clark) 626, 627 

Doctor 39 j , 52 1 , 627 

Jane 626 

John 626 

Thomas 112, 227, 425, 584, 587- 

59°, 6 ^7. 805 

Dearborn, Ebenezer 683 

John 186 

John, Jr 296 

Jonathan 664 , 669, 74 1 

Reuben 738 

Samuel 167, 182 

Sarah ( Marston ) 535 

Thomas 167, 738, 739 

Deering, Elizabeth (Lidden) 551 

Elizabeth ( Packer) 198-202 

Elizabeth (Skilling) 550, 551 

Henry 90, 198-202, 600, 601 

Roger 550 

Demedis, John 487 

Demeritt, Eli 257, 675 

Eli, Jr 672, 775 

Margaret (Buzzell) 671 

Mary (Buzzell) 671 

Denbow, 455 

Mary (Drisco) 455 

Deniford. See Duniford. 

Walter.. 518 

Dennett, Alexander 67, 366, 367 

Catherine . 394 

Ebenezer 367 

Elizabeth (m. Sanborn) 367 

Ephraim.. 17, 67, 69, 113, 157, 234 
244, 251, 274, 275, 291, 359, 364 
367, 394, 4io, 420, 421, 429. 437 
438, 446, 448, 5 '5, 598. 600-602 



INDEX 



835 



Dennett, cant. 

J°h» 75. 367, 42i 

Mehitabel (ni. Stewart) 367 

Moses 366, 367 

Samuel 366, 367 

Sarah (in. Weymouth) 367 

Susan na 366 

Thomas 421 

Dcverson, John 362, 365, 440 

Sarah (m. Ward) 28, 440 

Thomas 44° 

Dickey, David 617 

Samuel 749 

Dinsmoore, Hannah 594 

John 594 

Robert 594 

Ditty, Elizabeth Hi. 215 

Doane, Desire 5 2 7 

John 135 

Dockum, John 621 

Doe, Abigail 782 

Sampson 455~457 

Dolbear, Israel 57° 

James 75^, 759 

John 112 

Mary 75®. 759 

Nicholas 57° 

Dolloff, Abner 692 

Amos 154, 155. 569 

Lyclia J 54 

Lydia (in. Gordon) 155 

Nicholas 154, 155 

Richard 154 

Thomas 154, 155 

Donovan. See Deniford, Duniford. 



Bridget (Barker). 



Bridget (Cate). . .444, 445- 447~449 

Daniel 320, 321 

Doran * IO 

Douglas, John 465 

Patrick 466 

Dow, Abraham 473. 475 

Benjamin 3°9> 68 7» 7 Sl 

Charity 544 

David 167 



Dow, cont. 

Ezckiel 309 

Hannah 686 

Hannah (m. Page) 687 

Isaac 544 

Jabez. 16, 101, 162, 184, 263, 309,435 

John 45, 306, 639, 686, 688 

Jonathan 571 

Josiah 45.325 

Judith 687 

Martha (m. Connor) 687 

Mary 45 

Mehitabel 356 

Phoebe 687 

Rachel 6S7 

Samuel 383.475. 779 

Sarah ( m. Frye ) 687 

Simon, Jr 724 

Winthrop 688 

Down, John 134 

Rachel (Muchmore) 9 

Downing, Benjamin 566, 673 

John 47, 127, 157, 336 

J ohl b J r 105, 731-734 

Joseph 367, 527 

Richard 127, 363, 732, 734 

Sarah (Spinney) 113 

Downs, A mbrose 378 

Elizabeth (Dam) 334 

Robert 410 

Sarah (Ham) 319 

Thomas 319 

Dowse, Samuel 104 

Dowst, John 162 

Drake, 742 

Nathaniel 514 

Robert 16 

Drew, Abigail 143 

Elizabeth 144 

Elizabeth (ni. Roberts) 142 

Francis 142-144, 273 

Hannah 143 

John 141-145. 165, 215 

Mary (Huckins) 95 

Rebecca 14 r, 143, 144 



8 3 6 



INDEX 



Drew, coiit. 

Sarah (m. Field) 124 

Zebulon 142 

Drisco, Cornelius 454-456 

James 454-456 

Jeremiah 454, 455. 457 

Keziah 455 

Keziah (m. Willey) 457 

Mary 454-45^ 

Mary ( m. Dcnbow ) 455 

Mary ( m. Sawyer) 457 

Driver, John 35 1 , 352 

Drout, Elizabeth (Wells) 679, 681 

Drowne, Elizabeth 47 

Duda, Joseph 375 

Dudley, Biley 158, 159 

Davidson 5 2 5 

Elizabeth. 10, 1 29, 159 

Elizabeth (m. Oilman) 526 

Hannah 43, 44 

James 10, 20, 158, 525, 526 

Joanna (m. Ferryman) 526 

John 525 

Joseph 5 26 

Mercy 525. 526 

Nicholas 5 2 5 

Rebecca 105, 106 

Samuel 43, 5 2 5 

Sarah 128, 129, 526 

Sarah (m. Oilman) 526 

Stephen 5 2 5> 5 2 6 

Theophilus 547 

Trueworthy 128, 525, 526, 692 

Dummer, 289 

Duncan, Abraham 75 6 

Fvsther 75& 

George 4*7, 755-757 

James 75°, 757 

John 75 6 , 757 

Margaret 755 

Robert 75^, 757 

William 75^, 757 

Duniford. See Deniford, Donovan. 

Bridget 545, 546 

Sarah 545, 546 



Dutilap, William 458 

Dunshea, Thomas . 770 

Durgin, William 228 

Durham, John 479 

Dyer, Abigail ( m. Bradford) 531 

Benjamin 531 

Elisha 531 

Hannah 531 

Hannah (Odlin) 531 

Henry 65, 90, 9r 

Joanna 128-130 

Joseph 531 

Margaret (m. Hall) 531 

Sarah (m. Rayner). 531 

Eastman, Ann 250 

Benjamin 249, 250 

Ebenezer 249, 250, 306 

Edward 249, 250 

Elizabeth (m. Fellows) 249 

Joseph 249, 250, 623 

Mary 250 

Ruth (m. Long) 249 

Samuel... 32, 44, 122, 206, 249, 250 

Sarah 250 

Thomas 249, 250 

Eaton, Esther ( Swett ) 124 

Edgar, Sarah (Odlin) 531 

Edgerly, Abigail (Judkins) 689 

Elizabeth (m. Ambler) 262 

John 262 

Samuel 262 

Thomas 689, 710 

Elk ins, 516 

Eleazer 197 

Ephraim 642, 643 

Henry 643 

Jeremiah 697 

Joseph 641-643 

Mehitabel (Clifford) 197 

Moses 238, 641-643 

Obadiah 642, 643 

Samuel 516, 523, 524 

Thomas 296 

Elliot, (Fartridge) 152 

Abigail 363 



INDEX 



837 



Elliot, emit. 

Abigail (in. Green) 364 

Abigail (in. Greenough) 74 

Abraham 363 

Benjamin 215 

David 363 

Joanna (m. Warren) 66 

John ....363 

Richard 65-67, 363 

Robert 73. 75 

Sarah (m. Gerrish) 74 

Susanna (111. Althorp) 66 

Ellis, Lawrence 407 

Mary 407 

Mary ( m. Barton ) 407 

Robert 407 

Emerson, 222, 285 

Abigail (in. Thompson) 774 

Ann 427 

Ann (m. Greenleaf). 430, 432, 433 

Dorothy 427~43° 

Dorothy (m. Gunnison) . .430-433 

Elizabeth 427, 43°-433 

Hannah (m. Clements). 774 

J 217 

John 119, 120, 426, 429-43 2 

Judith 97. 774 

Martha 427~433 

Mary 253, 427-430 

Mary (111. Winkley) 427, 43° 

432, 433 

Micah 5'8, 774 

Michael 518 

Samuel. 49. 50, 85, 97, 196, 257, 358 
41 r, 412, 439, 671, 6S3, 774, 775 

Sarah 427, 5 l8 

Sarah (m. Davis) 430, 432 

Solomon 774 

Timothy 774 

Emery, Noah 63, 168, 583, 651, 798 

Zachariah 574 

Emmes, Henry .785 

Estes, Joseph 344, 544. 545. 574, 7 6 4 

Mary ( Robinson ) 619 

Evans, Ann 31 r 



Evans, cont. 

Benjamin 544,545 

Edward -j I2 

Joseph. 311, 312 

Mar y 312,544,545 

Mercy 3II 

Robert 334,335,465 

Eveleth, James 645 

Fabyan, John.. 47, 105, 409, 620, 623, 722 

73 1, 732, 734 

M *T 7 

Fanning, Joseph 276 

Fellows, Abigail I79 

Deborah 345> 34 6 

Deborah ( Batchelder) 596 

Elizabeth ( Eastman ) 249 

Hannah , 36,- 

Isaac 179. 187,345,346 

Joanna (m. Blake) 345, 346 

John.. 187, 203, 323, 346, 352, 358 
422, 632, 659, 767, 768 

J° se P h 573,574 

Nathaniel 365, 632 

Rachel (m. Shaw) 345, 346 

Samuel 345, 34 6, 573 

Samuel, Jr 572-574 

Thomas 250 

William... 65, 79, 91, 138, 155, i 5 6 

258, 310, 314, 336, 339, 632 

Fenno, Ephraim 350 



Martha. 



35o 



Fernald, Amos 141, 179, 767, 768 

Elizabeth 198, 200 

Elizabeth ( Cotton ) 480 

Humphrey 768 

James 99 

John 67, 113, 216, 421, 768 

Thomas 113 

William 1 1 5 , 367 

Fickett, John 266, 267 

Susanna ( Ball) 266 

Field, Daniel 308 

Elizabeth 65, 79 

Hannah (m. Hussey) 307 



8 3 8 



INDEX 



Field cont. 

John 65 

Joseph 142 

Sarah (Drew) 142 

Zachariah 142 

Zachary 307, 308 

Fifield, 308, 309, 753 

Benjamin 5, 274 

Edward 214, 274, 484, 664, 669 

Elizabeth ^Leavitt) 392 

Henry 728 

Joanna (Clifford) 206-209 

John 32, i2i, 122, 175, 202, 206 

210, 238, 251, 274, 561 

Jonathan. . .5, 8, 211, 213, 248, 274 

328, 329, 472, 473, 475, 501, 502 

525. 57o-57 2 » 574, 643, 663, 664, 728 

Joseph. .2ir, 213, 251, 274, 641,642 

Samuel 206-209 

Finlayson , Nathaniel 749 

Sarah ( Bennett) 749 

Wallace 720 

Fitch, 283,285 

Benjamin 630 

Jabez 404, 438, 794 

Thomas 215 

Fitzgerald, Elizabeth (Fletcher) 648 

649, 651 

Flagg, John 494, 727, 728 

Sarah (Shackford) 726-728 

Fletcher, Elizabeth (m. Fitzgerald ).64S 

649, 651 

Mary (m. Nason) 648, 649, 651 

Nicholas 648 

Sarah (m. Cotton). . .648, 649, 651 

Flint, Hannah 33 

F °g&» James 556 

Jeremiah 330 

John 696, 697 

Jonathan .... 696 

Meribah 696 

Samuel 697 

Seth 354, 355, 6 9 6 , 6 97 

Simon 501, 502 

Follansbee, Mary 487 



Follansbee, cont. 

William 487 

Follett, Deborah ( Lyford ) 190 

Frances 40 

Ichabod 228 

John • 228 

Mary 678 

Nicholas 79, 1 26 

Folsom, Abigail (Rollins) 61 r 

Abraham 803-805 

Benjamin 20-26 

Catherine. ..22, 25, 26, 48, 128, 129 

Catherine ( m. Lamson ) 26 

Daniel 803-805 

Elizabeth 803 

Ephraim 153, 210 

Ephraim, Jr 57, 62, 63 

Eunice (Smart) 57, 62 

Hannah (Oilman) 703 

James 664 

John 19-25, 258, 259 

John, Jr 22, 25, 39r 

Jonathan 76, 803-805 

Josiah 259, 260 

Judith (Lyford) 297 

Mary 258, 260 

Mercy (m. Rundlett) 803-805 

Peter 19, 20, 22, 23, 25,48, 79 

Peter, Jr 20-24, 48 

Rachel (Gilinan) 703 

Sarah (Lyford) 190 

Susanna . . „. I 9~ 2 r, 260 

Footman, John 228 

Thomas 412 

Ford, John, J r 552 

Sarah 552 

Foss, Isaac 301 

John 745 

Lydia ( Rand ) 436 

William 73 

Foster, Benjamin 340 

Fowler, Hannah (m. Bagley) 549 

Joseph 549 

Josiah 549 

Mary ( Daniell ) 674 



INDEX 



839 



Fowler, cont. 

Mary (m. Davis) 549 

Philip 549 

Thomas 549 

William 549, 550 

Fox, Mary 122 

William 122 

Foye, John 598 

Margaret (Vaughan). .598, 600-603 
Margaret (m. Chambers).. 600-603 

Frederick, Christopher... 173,303,378 

396, 407, 494, 690, 69 r 

Mary 690 

Freese, Anna 782 

Jacob .45, 184, 325 

Rachel 325 

French, Elizabeth 28-30 

John 28-30, 274, 384 

Samuel 28-30, 36, 45, 47 

Simon 207 

Thomas 706 

William 67, 302, 478, 488, 719 

Frost, 627 

Abigail 398 

Abigail (m. Fryer) 396 

Andrew Pepperell 398 

Charles .... 73, 75. 79, 378, 397, 39$ 

Dorothy 397, 398 

Elizabeth 444 

Elliott 74 

George 398 

J a "e 397, 398, 444 

John. 74, 75, 135, 156, 173, 258, 267 

395-399, 444, 445, 447, 448 

Joseph 304, 398 

Mary 395, 399, 400, 494, 627 

Mary (Cate) 444, 445 

Mary (Urin) 506 

Miriam 398 

Nicholas 47 

Samuel 444 

Sarah 47, 48, 398 

Sarah (m. Darling) 47, 48 

Simon 399 

William -396, 721, 789 



Frye, Sarah (Dow) 687 

Fryer, Abigail (Frost) 396 

John 136 

Fuller, Benoni 85, 86 

Elizabeth 86 

James 85 

John 85, 86 

Rachel 86 

Thomas 85, 86, 332, 503 

Fullonton, John 389 

Furber, Elizabeth 33 

Jethro 440, 733/734 

Mary (m. Hodgdon) 336 

Moses 518 

Nehemiah 336 

Richard 336 

Gage, John 542, 789 

Gains, John 386, 5 r7 

Gambling, 283 

Benjamin.. 8, 19, 36, 40, 53, 65, 69 
76, 79, 80, 82, 89-91, 105-107, 112 
120, I2i, 125, 138, 148, 155, 156 
166, 171, 173, 187, 189, 202, 210 
211, 214, 215, 219, 225, 233, 235 

25 r, 254, 258, 273, 283, 288, 294 
3° 2 , 303, 3 5-307, 310, 311, 3T4 
318, 3 2r, 323, 325-328, 334, 336 
337, 339, 34i, 345, 346, 349, 35o 
35 2 > 358, 359, 362, 424, 467, 567 
641, 769 
Benjamin, Jr 362,400,404,407 

537 

Mary 8, 8r, 125, 166, 219,233 

235, 258, 306, 307, 323, 337, 345 
346, 350 

Gammon , John 364 

Gardner, Caleb 653, 656-660 

David 160, 164,165 

Elizabeth 165 

Elizabeth (Phipps)..656, 657, 660 

James 165 

John 165 

Margaret 164, 165 

Samuel 662 



840 



INDEX 



Garland, Jabez 746 

J acob 33i» 559 

J ohn 544, 57o 

Joseph 559 

Sarah 559 

Geekel, 653, 654 

Gerrish, Jane 80 

Mehitabel 119 

Nathaniel 78, 91 

Paul. .19, 49, 72, 152, 231, 236, 311 
316, 341, 545, 671 

Paul, Jr 748 

Richard 200 

Robert Elliot 74 

Sarah ( Elliot) 74 

Timothy 49, 50, 73-75 

William 432, 44 r 

Gibson, Ann 695 

Giddings, Zebulon 83, 704, 710 

Giles, Eunice 374 

Mark 551 

Sarah 55 r 

Gilman, Abigail 128 

Abigail (Coffin) 523, 524 

Abigail (m. Moore) 710, 711 

Abigail (m. Stevens). 8or, 802 

Caleb 20-22, 24, 25, 532-534 

Cartee. 154, 259, 260, 322, 362, 370 
374, 382, 389, 395, 4F4, 526, 566 

5 6 7> 57°. So2 

Colonel 1 10 

Daniel 261, 593, 711, 801, 802 

David 532-534 

Doctor 109, 1 1 1 

Edward.... 25, 56, 57, 77, 107, 567 
57°, 5So, 704, 803 

Eliphalet 524 

Elizabeth 128, 703, 709, 712 

Elizabeth (Dudley) 526 

Elizabeth (Smith ) 628 

Elizabeth (m. Batchelder) 802 

Hannah 547 

Hannah (Leavitt) 392 

Hannah (m. Folsom) 703 

Isra el 533. 534 

Jacob 32, 141, 212, 213, 801, 802 



Gilman, cont. 

J a "ies 533- 702-704 

Jeremiah 533 

Joanna 128 

John.. 20, 2i, 37, 46-48, 76, 81, 106 

109, 128, 129, 189, 260, 261, 521 

523, 592, 7- 9-7«3.Sor, 804 

John, 3d 593 

Jonathan 675 

Joseph 318, 456 

Joshua 46 

Maria 46, 47 

Martha (Leavitt) 636-638 

Mary 1 29, 702-704, 802 

Mary (m. Moody) 802 

Moses 675 

Nathaniel... .584-587, 709, 711-713 

Nehemiah 702-704 

Nicholas.. 48, 79, 128, 129, 159, 179 
382, 585, 586, 709-712 

Nicholas, Jr 534, 627, 708, 775 

Peter. ..107, 112, 128,584,587-590 

593, 612, 664, 669, 692, 708-713 

764, 765, 803 

Rachel (m. Folsom) 703 

Robert 128, 7(0 

Ruth (111. Cram) 703 

Samuel 56, 57, 63, 107, 591 

709-712 

Samuel, Jr 744 

Sarah (Dudley) 526 

Sarah (in. Leavitt) 703 

Stephen 8or 

Susanna 20, 22, 25, 26 

Gilmore, William 669, 761 

Given, Robert 269, 519 

Glidden, Andrew 178, 203, 318, 321 

Benjamin 322 

Charles 321, 591-593 

Elizabeth 322 

Elizabeth (Smart) 57, 62 

John 46, 322 

Jonathan 322 

Joseph 57, 62, 321 

Josiah 322 

Mary (Smart) 57, 62 



INDEX 



8 4 I 



Glidden, conl. 

Richard. . .46, 57, 62, 321, 322, 569 

Sarah 322 

Susanna (in. Woodman) 322 

Goddard, John 153, 368 

Martha (m. Critchett) 368 

Godfrey, Hannah 503 

Isaac 503 

Jonathan 384, 502-504 

Mehitabel 502-504 

Nathan 502, 503 

Sarah . 503 

William 504 

Godsoe, John 168, 171, 431, 434 

Goffe, John.. .188, 479, 480, 500, 616, 617 
John, Jr. • 499 

Goodhue, Elizabeth 411 

Elizabeth (m. Wood) 411 

Jonathan 4 1 r 

Samuel 636 

Gooding, (Seward) 5:2 

Susanna v 1 79 

Goodrich, Mary 232 

Goodwin, Daniel 765 

Gookin, Daniel 520 

Dorothy 519, 520 

Nathaniel 92, 519, 520 

Samuel 92 

Gordon, Alexander 112 

James 1 oS 

John 676 

Jonathan 155 

Lydia (Dolloff) 155 

Mary ( Scribner ) 565 

Nicholas.. 43, 76, 77, 112, 155, 567 

57o 

Sarah 112 

Thomas 141, 374,414 

Gorwood, Charles 527, 630 

Goss, Enoch 425 

Hannah 1 72 

Jethro 103 

John 103 

Jonathan 103 

Margaret 103 



Goss, cont. 

Martha 103 

Mary 103 

Nathan 103 

Rachel 511 

Richard 103, 104, 511 

Thomas 103 

Gott, Charles 72 

Gould, Ann 234 

Dorothy 234 

Edward 9, 135, 234, 235 

Elizabeth 234 

Ruth 234, 235 

Gove, Ebenezer 429 

Jeremiah 30, 356 

John .... 4, 8, 82, 474, 475, 647, 663 
Jonathan. 45, 356, 387, 473, 501, 502 

Lydia ( Purington) 572 

Ruth (Johnson) 647 

Gowdy, George 138 

Gowell, John 442 

Graffort, Bridget 600, 602 

Grafton, Samuel •• 366 

Graham, Adam 516 

Joseph 516 

Grant, Daniel 59 J -593 

Elizabeth 'Hall) 59i~593 

James 78 

Mary 291 

Graves, Benjamin 172 

James 519 

Joseph 172 

Samuel 519 

Sarah (Perkins) 161 

William 4 '4 

Gray, Edward 90 

Wealthen (Critchett) 368 

Greeley, 29 

Hannah .185 

John 184 

Joseph 210, 211, 239, 452 

Mary (Phipps) 653, 657, 661 

Peter... 65, 184, 218,410,443,651 

653. 657-660, 673 

Rebecca 184 



842 



INDKX 



Greeley, con/. 

Samuel 185 

Sarah 185 

Thomas 184,185,410 

Green, Abigail (Elliot) 364 

Abigail (m. Johnson) 3 

Abraham 3-5, 356 

Benjamin 4, 5, 45, 255, 274, 472 

Bradbury 330 

Elizabeth (Haines) 631 

Hen ry • 4 , 780 

Huldah 355, 356 

Huldah (m. Davis) 356 

Isaac... 4, 5, 29, 274, 324, 355. 35$ 

Jacob 4, 11,383, 559 

Jeremiah 648 

John... 4, 5, 474, 475, 521, 631, 648 

Joseph 202 

Mary .356 

Mary ( Pu rington ) 572 

Mercy (m. Lancaster) 4 

Nathan • • 4 

Nathaniel 90 

Greenleaf, Ann (Emerson) .430, 432, 433 

Mary (Cotton) 481 

Stephen. 18, 120, 253, 286, 385, 425 

428, 430, 432, 433, 443, 663, 684 

686, 794 

William 481 

Greenough, Abigail ( Elliot) 74 

Daniel. .43, 73, 74, 80, 90, 133, 138 
156, 160, 166, 258, 290, 29r, 294 
303, 304, 310, 377. 378, 388, 407 

640 

Epes 494 

John 112 

Robert 74, 640 

Sarah 73, 74 

Greer, George 455 

Grickson, John 44 

Mary (Holcomb) 44 

Sarah 44 

Griffin, 73 

John 306 

Griffith, Doctor 814 

John 292, 293, 382, 700, 730, 731 



Hall. 



Grindall, Daniel 133 

Elizabeth 133 

John 47, 186, 243, 76S 

Gross, Phoebe (Pen hallow).... 283, 286 

Grover, Matthew 340 

Gunnison, Dorothy ( Emerson). .430-433 

Elihu 430, 432, 433 

Joseph 443 

Margaret ( Nelson) 443 

Had don, Mark 728 

Haines, Elizabeth (m. Green) 631 

Joshua 631 

Lewis 708 

Matthias. 26, 646 

Sarah 63 1 

Hale, Elizabeth 711 

Nathan 112, 211 

Samuel 578 

• 5, ii, 29 

Abigail 370, 587-590 

Abigail (m. Bartlett) 59i~593 

Benjamin 49 

Daniel 337 

Ed ward.. 56, 178, 202, 203, 210, 456 
458, 489, 576, 695. 713 

Elizabeth 295, 582, 584-587 

Elizabeth (Swett) 360 

Elizabeth (m. Grant) 591-593 

Elizabeth (m. James) 582, 5S3 

586, 587, 590-593 

Elizabeth (m. Lear) 59'-593 

Hannah 370, 5S0 

Hannah (Light) 37 

Hatevil 465 

James 449, 458 

John 306, 458 

Joseph 210, 297, 774 

Josiah-..38, 91, 227, 352, 370, 582- 
588, 590, 591 

Kinsley 580-583, 587-591 

Margaret (Dyer) 531 

Mary 580 

Mary ( Lyford ) 190 

Mary (m. Harris) 582, 584,586 

Mary (m. Langdon) 59i~593 



INDEX 



843 



Hall, cont. 

Mercy 295 

Mercy (Sinclair) 418 

Mercy (m. Ladd) 581-584 

Nathaniel 360 

Paul.... 295, 582, 584-587, 590, 591 

Ralph 49, 532 

Samuel 370, 587-591 

Thomas 449, 458, 774 

Ham, Abigail (m. Leigh ton) 420 

Anna (Wentworth) 747 

Benjamin 320 

Catherine 420 

Dorcas (m. Richards) 409 

Elizabeth 216, 419, 420 

Elizabeth (m. Remick) 409 

Itlizabeth (m. Rollins) 319 

Ephraim 420 

Hannah 420 

John.. ..311, 319, 320, 408, 409, 545 

John, Jr 236 

Jonathan 236 

Joseph 236. 319 

Judith 408 

Mary 420 

Mary (m. Waldron) 319 

Mercy (m. Bond) 409 

Mercy (m. Nason) 319 

Samuel 99, 113, 319, 419-421 

Sarah (m. Downs) 319 

Tamson 236 

Thomas 408, 409 

Tryphena (m. Tucker) 319 

William 40S, 409, 419, 420 

Hammett, Elizabeth 5 17, 518 

Elizabeth (m. Stevenson) 517 

Thomas 406, 517, 518 

Hammond, Joseph, Jr 168, 171 

Hauaford, John 64 

Hanscom, Thomas ] 70 

Hanson, Abigail 343, 633,634 

Daniel 633, 634 

Ebenezer 342-345 

Elizabeth 323, 633 

Elizabeth (Meader) 605 



Hanson, cont. 

Elizabeth (m. Varney) ."633-635 

Hannah 343, 344 

Hannah (m.Hodgdon) .. .633, 635 

Isaac 609, 633,634 

Maul 342-344 

Mercy 633, 634 

James 342 

John 323, 609, 632-634 

Jonathan 342, 343, 345 

Joseph 229, 231 

Joseph, Jr 763 

Joseph, 3d 763 

Robert 342, 343 

Samuel 342,343 

Solomon 342-345 

Thomas 34 1-345 

Timothy 342, 343, 789, 790 

Tobias 551, 552 

Tobias, Jr „ 736 

Hardison, Abigail (Cotton) 48r 

John 253, 323, 518 

Mary 48 1 

Hardy, John 204 

Rebecca ( Lyford ) 190 

Theophilus 158, 390 

Harford, Charity 320 

Elizabeth 629 

Joseph 629 

Nicholas.... 145, 187, 273,320, 334 
4S6, 629, 630, 774 

Harriman, Jonathan 675 

Harris, Joh n 112 

Mary (Hall) 582, 584, 586 

Hart, George 429 

John 767, 768 

Nathaniel 394 

Samuel.... .65, 120, 153, 209, 214 

216, 234, 235, 244, 246, 247, 302 

310-312, 314, 336, 339-441, 446 

448,495, 49 s . 5'8, 527. 529, 577 

580, 605, 630, 720, 729, 730 

Samuel, Jr 498 

Sarah (Cutt) 723 

Thomas 501 



«44 



INDEX 



Harvey, Ann ( in. Slay ton) 577~579 

Daniel I42 , 236 

Elizabeth i S 

Francis 4 i 9 

James 477 

John 488, 57S, 579 

Peter 80, 396 

Thomas 302, 303, 577-579 

Hatch, Elizabeth 7 



Samuel 



Hawden, James 630 

Hay, Hannah (Kincaid) 84 

Hayes, Abigail . . . . 532 

Benjamin 507 

Ichabod 532 

Jean 507 

J° hn 532, 55 1 , 552, 763. 764 

Head, Arthur 36 

James 36 

Healey, Mary (Sanborn) 809 

Nathaniel 328, 329, 474, 522 

6 7 6 . 677. 78r, 811 

Heard, Abigail 508-510 

Ann 312 

Elizabeth (m. Knight).. .509, 510 

James 746 

Jean 507 

J°»n 320, 507-5 10 

Joseph 506, 509 

Keziah (m. Wentworth). .509, 510 

Mary.... 507, 50S 

Mary (m. Warren) 509, 510 

Nathaniel 507, 508 

Reuben 506, 507 

Samuel 50S-510 

Tristram 105, 506, 507, 51 r 

Heath, Elizabeth 8 

Mercy S 

Nehemiah S 

Patience 8 

Henderson, Howard 79 

Herrick, Sarah (Rand) 435 

Hersey, Elizabeth 153 

p eter 153, 703 

Higgins, David 527 



Higginson, John 352 

Hill, Benjamin 67 

Hannah 153 

John. 40, 67, 153, 156, 189, 200, 497 

Joseph 67, 169 

Joshua 67, 219, 705 

Nathaniel 369 

Sarah 67 

Sarah ( Thompson ) 469 

Sarah (Wiggin) 693 

William 143, 675 

Milliard, 329,596 

Benjamin 182-184, 597, 598 

Elizabeth 182-184 

Jane 183 

Jonathan 183, 596 

Joseph Chase 182 

Rachel 183 

Timothy ........ 182, 183, 387, 597 

— 299, 300 



Hilton, 



Alin 758, 759 

Dudley 149 

Edward 58-60, 776 

Martha (Wiggin) 4S9 

Samuel 385 

Winthrop 489 

Hinckes, Captain 185 

Samuel 79, 80 

Hoag, Benjamin 254 

David 412, 413 

Esther (Swett).... 360 

Keziah (Jenkins) 412, 413 

Elobbs, Benjamin 434, 435, 754 

Elizabeth 753 

Esther 753 

Hannah 753 

Henry 247, 248 

James 548 

Joanna 548 

John 69, 70 

Jonathan 753 

Josiah 752 

Mary .' 24S 

Mary (in. Smith) 753 

Morris 548, 752-754 



INDEX 



845 



Hobbs, cant. 

Sarah 69-71 

Sarah (m. Towle) 753 

Theodate (111. Batchelder) 753 

Hockaday, Thomas 494 

Hodgdon, Alexander 336 

Ann 3" 

Hannah (Hanson) 633, 635 

Israel 137. M3< '45. 3»i 3»2 

633» 635 

Mary (Rabb) 564 

Mary (Furber) 336 

Mary (Shack ford) 405 

Prudence (Scamnion) 194 

Holbrook, Samuel 91 

Holcomb, 75 

Joanna 44 

Job 11 44. 74 

Margaret (111. Carle) 44 

Mary (111. Grickson) 44 

Holden, John 195, 344 

Holmes, Abraham 269, 5 19 

Ebenezer 43 8 > 439 

Hook, Francis 783 

William 425 

Hooker, John 233 

William 1 20, 429 

Hooper, John 79 

Hopkins, John 594 

Home, William, Jr 511 

Horner, Thomas 669, 761 

Homey, Elizabeth 364 

Houston, Abner 112 

Howard, Edward 349 

Lydia 349 

Lydia (m Bowles) 349 

Pitman 349 

Howe, I ncrease 429 

Thomas 255 

Hoyt, Israel 5 6 4 

Joseph 172 

Hubbard, Abigail (Taylor) 567, 569 

Ann ! 74 

Dorothy 174 

Jane 174, *75 



Hubbard, cont. 

Jemima 174 

Jeremiah 174 

John. 36, 174, 175 

Keziah 174 

Martha 174 

Mary 174 

Richard 174, 5 r 5. 5 6 7 

Huckins, Elizabeth (m. Clark) 95 

Hannah (Williams) 540 

Hannah (111. Chesley) 95 

James 95, 96, 402, 404, 540 

John 96, 672 

Joseph 96 

Mary (m. Drew) 95 

Rachel 96 

Robert 95~97 

Sarah 69 

Thomas 96 

Wealthen 95 

Weal then (Critchett) 368 

Huckley, Keziah 514 

Keziah (Sanborn) 332 

William • .514 

Hudson, Eleazer 425 

Huey, Samuel 458, 459 

Hughes, Clement. .69, 72, 78, 89, 91, 98 
99, 125, 127, 133, 134, 146, 149. 153 

156, 165-167, I76, 185, 209, 2T4 

215. 231, 233, 234, 252, 253, 261 

274, 275, 284, 2S5, 310, 311, 314 

32 r,325, 326,333. 5i8 

Hull, Dodavah 408 

Hunking, (Partridge) 152 

Elizabeth ... 291 

John 290 

Mark 7, 164, 266-268, 497, 551 

Mark, Jr 614 

William 28, 72, 103, r23 

Hunniwell, Israel 244 

Hunter, Adam 466 

Agnes 466 

David 478 

Elizabeth 465, 466 

James 465, 466 



846 



INDEX 



Hunter, con/. 

John 466 

Mary 466 

Mary (m. Campbell) 466 

Huutoon, 801 

John 802 

Philip 207, 208 

Samuel 802 

Huntress, Christopher 733, 734 

George 47 

Mary 47 

Samuel 47, 728 

Huske, Ellis 423, 441 

Hussey, 23, 24 

Benjamin 487 

Christopher 11 

Elizabeth (Tibbetts) 574 

Hannah (Field) 307, 31 1 

Hannah (Robinson) 619 

Jane 486, 487 

Jane Cm. Stile*) 486 

Jean 543 

John 574 

Joseph 543, 791 

Lydia 543 

Richard 79, 307,308,311,312 

486, 487 

Robert 486 

Samuel 543 

Sarah 543 

Sarah (Canney) 543 

William 486, 487 

Hutchins, Timothy 521 

Hutchinson, Edward 112 

Ingalls, Samuel 305, 411 

Ingraham, Moses 141, 350 

Jackson, Benjamin 463 

Clement 425 

Daniel 292, 293, 493, 684, 700 

768, 771, 773 

Daniel, Jr. ..324, 548, 661, 677, 700 

720, 768 

Elizabeth 365, 366 



Jackson, cant. 

Ephraim.47, 267, 268, 365, 428, 444 

George 270 

James. 257, 258 

Joanna (Bennett) --749 

John 366 

Joseph 79, 288, 463, 494 

Joshua 640 

Margery 630 

Mary (Odiorne) 624 

Samuel 365, 366, 714 

Thomas 494 

William 89, 258 

Jacob or Jacobs. 

Joseph 112 

Robert 527 

Susanna 215 

Jaffrey, Arthur 72 

George.. 72, 80, 81, 90, 91, 156, 215 
227, 253, 267, 268, 291, 380, 630, 814 

James, Benjamin 514, 556 

Dudley 593 

Edmund 555, 556 

Elizabeth (Hall) 582, 583, 586 

587, 590-592 
Francis. .580, 582, 584-586, 591-593 

Francis, Jr 593 

Mary 555, 556 

Priscilla .555 

Ruth 555,556 

Susanna 555 

Jameson, John 757 

Thomas 757 

Janvrin, Elizabeth 125 

John 125, 127 

Mary 127 

Jaques, Henry 145, 146 

Rebecca 145 

Jeffries, David 72, 287 

John 439 

Jeffry, Cyprian . 167, 193, 349, 446, 5 14, 66r 

James. 7, 19, 67, 68, 80, 123, 156 

167, 189, 215, 218, 223, 231, 244 

246, 253, 286, 291, 336, 365, 406 

409, 437i 446, 519, 553, 554, 609 



I N'DKX 



8 47 



Jeffry, cont. 

James 640, 679, 683, 786 

James, Jr 167, 193, 441 

Olive 66r 

Jenkins, Alice 646 

Benjamin 229 

Jemima 412, 413 

John 412, 413 

Joseph 4 1 1-4 13, 456 

Keziah (m. Floag) 412, 413 

Sarah (111. Davis) 412, 413 

William 411-413 

Jenness, Captain 622 

Elizabeth 263, 423 

Francis 807, S08 

Hezekiah.. .46, 52, 54, 55, 186, 263 
424, 806 

Job 806, 808 

John 263, 805-S0S 

Josh ua 806, 807 

Mark 807 

Mary 806, 808 

Nathaniel 806-808 

Richard 16, 138, 307, 544, 570 

623, 806-808 

Thomas 263, 423-425, 806-S08 

William 806, 807 

Jennings, Deacon 644 

Thomas 424 

Jewett, Ann (Wiggin) 693 

Benjamin 706 

Joce, Damaris 514 

Hannah 198, 200 

Richard 415, 460, 514 

Johnson, Abigail 647 

Abigail (Green) 3 

Abigail (m. Brown) 647 

Alexander 499 

Dorcas (m. Neal) 647 

Kbenezer 347~349 

Edmund.. ..182, 227, 522, 647, 64S 

Esther (m. Ruck) 647 

Hannah (Jones) 347~349 

James 105 

John 67, 105 



Johnson, rout. 

Mary 647, 648 

Nathan 64 

Obadiah. 648 

Patience (111. Neal) 647 

Peter 467 

Ruth (m. Gove) 647 

Sarah ( Babb) 564 

Susanna ( Babb) 564 

Johnston, James 340 

Jones, 680 

Abraham 19, 336, 346-348 

Daniel 494 

Hannah 346, 347, 349 

Hannah (Sherburne) 192 

Hannah (in. Joh u son ) . . . . 347-349 

James 347-349,421 

John 168, 254, 347-349 

Jonathan 580, 590, 591 

Joseph 64, 82, 126, 257, 468 

Joshua 347-349 

Mary... 254, 580, 582, 584, 586, 587 

590» 591 

Mary (Walter) 580 

Nathaniel 347~349 

Stephen ...49, 50, 89, 219, 257, 359 
Stephen, Jr 758 

Jordan, Catherine (Randall) 83 

Richard 399 

Robert 73, 74 

Sarah (Rand) 84 

Joslin or Joslyu. 

Frances 333, 334 

Joseph 333, 334 

Nathaniel 333 

Joyce, James 74 

Judkins, Abigail (m. Eklgerly) 689 

Benjamin 689 

Elizabeth 547, 689 

Joab 318 

Job 688-690 

Joel 688 

John 688, 6S9 

Jonathan 689 

Joseph 458 



8 4 8 • 



INDEX 



Judkins, cont. 

Josiah 688 

Samuel 204, 395, 414 

Susanna 689 



Kelley 



133 



James 791 

William 173 

Kenney, Susanna (Tibbetts) 315 

Kenniston, Bridget 75 

George 75, 76,219 

James 2 1 S, 265 , 266, 706 

James, Jr 218 

Joseph 218, 219 

Joshua 218, 219, 706 

Kent, John 404 

Keyes, Elizabeth 792 

Elizabeth (Walton) 672 

Elizabeth ( m. Wentworth).. . 792 
Henry 307, 359. 410, 487, 501 

577. 79*-793 

Mary 791, 792 

William 725, 726 

Keyser, Timothy 305, 306 

Kimball, Abigail (Lyford) 297 

Elizabeth ( Waldron ) 787 

Ezra 787 

John 159 

Mary (Wentworth) 746, 747 

Richard 788 

Kimming, 107-110 

Moses 710 

Kiucaid, Ann 84, 85 

David 84, 85 

Han nah ( rn . Hay ) 84 

John 562 

Naphthali 84 

Sarah 84 

King, Abigail (Penhallow). . . --283, 677 

Elizabeth 156 

John 102 

Samuel 76 

Seth 732 

William 580, 598, 600-603, 677 

678, 684, 773. 811, 813,815 

Kingman, William 797, 799 



Kirk, Abigail 340 

Henry 339 

Mary 340 

Ruth 340 

Knight, Bridget 125, 790 

Captain , 89 

Deborah (Penhallow) 283, 463 

Elizabeth 127 

Elizabeth (Heard) 509, 510 

Elizabeth (m. Adams). ... 126, 127 

John-... 7, 125, 127, 733, 790 

John, Jr 734 

Joseph 509 

Mary 1 26, 127 

Nicholas 127 

Temple 126, T27 

William 126, 2S3, 463 

Knowles, Abigail (m. Marston) 498 

Amos 498, 499 

Ezekiel 498 

John 264, 498, 499 

Simon 754 

Stephen 267, 268 

Susan na 498 

Knox. See Nock. 

Ladd, Daniel 141, 593, 813 

Josiah .... 593 

Mercy (Hall) 581-584 

Nathaniel 149, 295, 580-582, 804 

Laidley, Joshua 458 

Lambert, Thomas 410, 470 

Lamprey, Benjamin 2 

Lamson, Catherine (Folsom) 26 

Samuel 26 

William 593 

Lancaster, Mercy 45, 501 

Mercy (Green) 4 

Landell, Elizabeth 216 

Lucy 216 

Margaret 215 

Thomas 215, 216 

Lane, Edmund 763 

Jane. 765 

John 79, 112 

Samuel 328, 329, 705, 707 



INDEX 



8 49 



Lang, John 217, 346, 347, 433, 680 

Lucy (Bennett) 749 

Nathaniel 120, 164, 680 

William 75° 

Langbridge, John 72 

Langdon, ' 15 

Captain 232 

Elizabeth (111. Peirce; 222 

Hannah 263 

John... 222, 223, 497, 580, 587-593 
750. 797. 799 

John, Jr 639 

Joseph 221, 222, 529, 718, 796 

Mark. 222, 234, 446, 448, 494, 5 2 9 
53o, 576, 577, 720, 730. 73i 

Martha (m. Shapleigh) 222 

Mary 222, 357, 580, 590, 797 

Mary (Hall) 59 r "593 

Richard 221 , 222 

Samuel 222, 263 

Sarah ( Winkley) 291, 293 

Tobias-. 164, 221-223, 252, 293, 422 
463. 790 

William 221, 222, 814 

Langley, Kldad 401, 402, 404, 579 

James 400, 4 OI > 403, 404, 579 

Job 401-404, 579 

John 401-404, 579 

Mary 400-404, 579 

Samuel 4or, 402, 404, 579 

Thomas 401-403, 579 

Langmaid, Henry 645 

Mary 4 2 3 

Larkin, Sarah 232 

Lary, 159 

Daniel 297 

Laskey, John 702 

Layers, Jacob 215, 287, 336 

Lawrence, David 224, 225 

Joseph 225 

Leach, James 537, °7 8 

John ...146 

Zachariah 495 

Zachary 44© 

Lear, Eli/.abeth 580, 59° 



Lear, cont. 

Elizabeth (Hall) 59 r ~593 

Elizabeth (Walker) 795, 797 

Nathaniel 494 

Samuel 79S 

Tobias 349, 580, 587-593 

Walker 795, 79 6 , 798, 799 

Leathers, Abigail (Critchett) 368 

William 35 

Leavitt, Abigail 636, 638, 639 

A bigail ( m. Connor) 636-638 

Alice 128, 129, 483 

Ann (Lyford) 190 

Ann (m. Thorndike) 636,379 

Aretas 296 

Benjamin 36, 37, 46, 50, 52, 64 

160, 483, 484, 665, 667 

Captain 1 10 

Daniel 635, 638, 639 

Deliverance 295 , 296 

Dorothy 39°-39 2 

Dudley 390-393 

Elisha 483 

Elizabeth 483, 484, 638 

Elizabeth (m. Eifield) 392 

Hannah 483, 637, 638 

Hannah (m. Gilman) 392 

Hobbs 70, 7 1 , 89 

James .... 33, 34, 296, 390, 391 , 584 
636-638, 709, S04 

Jane 483 

Jeremiah 483 

Joanna i?8, 483 

John 24, 89, 295, 296, 390-393 

483, 484, 618, 629, 636-638 

Jonathan 783 

Joseph "39° 

Martha (m. Gilman) 636-638 

Mary 69-71,392,483 

Mary ( Lyford ) 297 

Moses 19, 37, 46, 50, 56, 57, 63 

167, 337-339, 389. 391-393, 484 
556, 636, 638, 664, 669, 695, 705 

Moses, Jr 339 

Nathaniel 637-639 



8 5 o 



INDEX 



Leavitt, Cont. 

Patience 183 

Samuel 636-63S, Sou 

Sarah 33, 34, Soo 

Sarah (Oilman ) 703 

Sarah ( Partridge). . .303, 496,497 

Sarah (111. Lyford) 392 

Stephen 390, 391 

Thomas 53-55. 296, 3S3. 618 

Timothy 390, 391, 526 

Leblond, Alexander 378 

LeFevre, Daniel 127 

Legro, Rachel (Tibbetts) 735 

Leigh, Thomas 494 

Leighton, Abigail (Ham) 420 

Hannah (Buzzell) 671 

James 675 

John 168, 518 

Thomas 47, 308, 345, 518, 774 

Leslie, James 499, 500, 615 

Levally, John 764 

Lewis, Benjamin 543 

Lydia (Canney) 543 

Peter, Jr 720 

William 312, 364, 815 

Libbey, Abraham 15 

Anthony 15, 16 

Kphraim 169-171 

Hannah 16 

Isaac 15, 788 

Jacob 16 

James 130, 500 

Jane 15, 16 

Jeremiah.. 148, 26r, 278,287,292- 
29b 3 IO > 422, 730. 813 

Jeremiah, Jr 624 

Jeremy 3 2 4 

John 114, 339. 34o 

Joseph 15 

Joshua 494, 57^ 

Mary 16 

Paul 788 

Sarah 16 

Sarah (Waldron) 788 

Solomon 169, 1 70 



Lidden, Elizabeth fin. Peering) 55 r 

Mary (in. Long) 550, 551 

Light, Hbcuc/.er 37~4o 

Hannah 37 

Hannah (m. Kail) 37 

John 37, 39, 40 

Robert 37-4° 

Lindsey, James 417 

Little, Benjamin 356 

Tristram 356 

Livennore, Matthew. . .287, 429, 517, 527 
537. 5I9» 603, 629, 630, 748, 795 

798 

Locke, Dorothy 644 

Elislia 80S 

Jethro 644, 645 

John 644 

Joseph.... 408, 511,645, SoS 

Joseph, Jr 645 

Margaret ( Ward) 742 

William 645 

Logan, Frances ( Wallace) 669 

John 786 

Long, Abigail 378 

Abigail (Walton) 672 

Mary 550 55 r 

Mary ( Lidden ) 550, 55 r 

Pierse 173 

Richard 146, 249, 250 

Ruth ( Eastman ) 249 

Longfellow, Abigail 384-3S7 

Ann 384-386 

Green 385-387 

Jacob 3S3-3S6 

Jonathan 383-386 

Mary 384-386 

Mary ( m. Mecres) 386, 387 

Nathan. ..53, 89, 158, 227, 306, 333 

383-387 

Sewall 383.385,3^ 

Lord, 10S, 1 10 

Deacon 569 

Elizabeth 269, 270 

James 270 

John.. 107, 112, 270, 370, 464, 524 



INDEX 



851 



Lord, cont. 

John... 593, 676, 692, 708, yu, 713 

Joseph 270 

Nathaniel 10, 134, 269, 270 

Robert 270 

William 147, 148 

Loring, Jonathan 90 

Loud, William 145, 146 

Lovell, Mary 8r 

Splan 81, 146 

Loverill, Abigail 18 1 

Esther 181 

Ebenezer 180, 18 r 

John 181 

Lovering, Joseph 548, 567, 570 

Lowe, Ann 739 

Dorcas 739 

Elizabeth 739, 740 

Hannah . . 740 

Jacob 740 

John 740, 794 

Jonathan 43 

Joseph.. 158, 318, 383, 485, 739-74' 

Margaret 739 

Mary 740 

Susanna 739 

Lowell, Joseph 345 

Sarah 140 

Lucas, Andrew 476, 477 

Barbara 477 

Daniel 476, 477 

James 476 

Jean (m. McGaffey) 477 

John 476 

Thomas 476 

William 476 

Luf kin, John 526 

Lunt, Daniel 799 

Samuel 235, 270, 271 

Lyford, Abigail T59 

Abigail (m. Kimball) 297 

Ann (Connor) 675 

Ann (m. Leavitt) 190 

Biley 159 

David 297,533 



Lyford, cont. 

Deborah (m. Follett) 190 

Dorothy (in. Burleigh) 297 

Elizabeth 190 

Elizabeth (m. Sinclair) 297 

Francis 190, 391, 392 

Hannah 297 

John 297 

Judith 297 

Judith (m. Folsoni) 297 

Lydia 297 

Mary (m. Hall) 190 

Mary ( m. Leavitt) 297 

Rebecca 190, 297 

Rebecca (m. Hardy) 190 

Sarah (Leavitt) 392 

Sarah (m. Folsom; 190 

Stephen 159, 190 

Susanna 297 

Thomas 159, 190, 297, 298, 533 

587-589 

McBride, Sarah 496 

McClary, Thomas 479 

McClurg, John 371, 479, 480 

McCurdy, James 479, 480 

Mace, Gibbons... 470 

Joseph. 443, 541 

McElroy, John 221 

Martha (Bunker) 221 

McFarland, David 466 

Margaret (Christy) 760 

McGaffey, Jean (Lucas) 477 

Neal 477 

McGregore, David 766, 767 

James 359 

Marion 359 

Mary (Boyd) 767 

McKeen, 615 

James 466 

McMath, John 437 

McMurphy, 514 

Janet «...5I4 

John... .189, 272, 359,372, 373, 4'7 
465, 466, 472, 478, 499, 514, 594 



8 5 2 



INDEX 



McMurphy, cont. 

John 613, 757, 766 

McPheadris, Archibald 6, 46 

Gilbert 112 

M ary 786 

Sarah ( Wentworth ) 380 

Magoon, Alexander 259, 421, 422 

Anna 421 

Benjamin 413, 414 

John 4>3» 4'4 

Samuel 422, 464 

V aleham, Joseph 593 

Maloney, Thomas 487 

Mann, Ann 356 

Mannering, John 494 

Sarah ( Bryer) 493, 494 

Sarah (m. Watson) 494 

Thomas 414, 492-494 

Winchester 493, 494 

March, Clement 340, 631 

Israel 45. 47, 172, 199. 34o 

John 574 

Margaret (Bean) 691 

M ary 340 

Nathaniel 340 

Marden, Charity 252 

James 408, 800, 807 

John 337 

Stephen 252 

Marsh, Elizabeth 374 

Marshall, Elizabeth 40 

George 40-43, 553 

Henry 593 

John 41, 43, 304, 305, 7'4 

Lydia (m. Rackliff) 4'~43 

Nathaniel 41-43. 554 

Obadiah 41-43. 553 

Samuel- 4i"43> 553, 639, 663 

Sarah 79, 80 

Thomas 79, 80, 396 

Marston, 575 

Abigail (Knowles) 498 

Abigail (m. Smith) 434, 435 

Caleb 53, 105 

Daniel 535, 536 



Marston, cont. 

Deborah (m. Nudd) 536 

Ed ward 83 

Ephraiui 162, 498, 499 

Ephraim, Jr 498 

Hatinah 535.536 

James 57 6 

Jeremiah 537 

J° hn 536 

Jonathan 434, 435, 535, 536 

Mary (Wall)... 434,435 

Mehitabel(m. Batchelder) 434,435 

Nathan 6^1 

Phoebe 498 

Reuben 69-71, 89, 132 

Samuel 167, 227, 294, 738, 754 

Samuel, Jr 167 

Sarah (m. Dearborn; 535 

Simon ••••534-536 

Thomas 552, 732 

William 100 

Martin or Martyii. 

Abiel 517 

Abraham , 172 

Joseph 98 

Mary 146 

Mary (Wentworth) 6, 7 

Michael 135, 136 

Nathaniel 630 

Richard 135, 136, 630 

Sarah 135 

Sarah ( Clark ) ... 98, 99 

Mason, Benjamin 45, 46, 50, 791 

Catherine (Stevens) ... 705 

Francis 45, 204, 207 

Hannah 50 

John 50, 52 

John Tufton 237, 698 

Joseph... 45, 46, 50, 52, 167, 179 
337, 708 

Mary 45 

Mercy 50 

Mathes, Benjamin 579, 605 

Francis.. 35, 49, 50, 64, 82, 97, 219 
262, 269, 358, 359, 400-403, 449 



INDEX 



853 



Matties, cent. 

Francis 494 , 5 16. 563 

Francis, Jr 516 

Valentine 579 

Matthews, Mary 718 

Mattoon, Jane 695 

Richard 56, 57, 224, 456 

May, Emanuel 495 

Mary (Davis) 495 

Mazet, Thomas 463 

Mead, Abigail 155 

John 155 

Joseph r48 

Nicholas 72 

Meader, Abigail (m. Davis) 605 

Dan iel 605 

Elizabeth (m. Hanson) 605 

John 340,605-607 

Joseph 605-607, 609, 633-635 

Nathaniel 774 

Nicholas 314,605-607,609 

Mecres, Mary (Longfellow) 386, 387 

Meekins, Thomas 701 

Melcher, Edward 163, 164 

Elizabeth 163, 164 

John 163 

Nathaniel 163, 164 

Samuel 29, 167, 353, 521 

Mendum, Jonathan 1 46 

Nathaniel. 193, 231, 233, 234, 292 
293.5I7. 6 84, 686 

Merrill, Abraham 550 

Hannah 356 

James 237, 337, 338 

Joseph 337 

Lifee 474, 475 

Mary ( Palmer) 761,762 

Meserve, Clement 47 

George 574 

Joseph 755 

Nathaniel 441, 813, 815 

Mighill, Abigail 575 

Elizabeth 575 

John 575 

Mary 575 



Mighill, cont. 

Rebecca 575 

Samuel 575, 576 

Sarah... 575, 576 

Miller, Alexander 18 

Archibald 770 

Benjamin. . . 1 14, 364, 408, 421, 426 
600, 602, 605 

Mary ( m. Cochran ) 698 

Thomas 736, 789 

Millett, Thomas.. 345, 532,629,630,632 

Mills, Ann 426 

Samuel 483 

Minot, John 122 

Stephen 133 

Mitchell, 565 

David 236 

Phoebe 565 

Moffatt, John 336, 493, 494 

Monk, Thomas 366 

Monroe, Abigail 701 

Elizabeth . . 701 

Hannah 701 

John 701 

Mary 7or 

Peter 701, 702 

Monson, 448, 681 

Montgomery, George 359 

Hugh 359, 458, 459, 468 

Moody, Abigail. 3S2 



Benjamin 524 

Clement 362, 568 

Daniel 46, 53, 195 

Daniel, Jr 55 

Elizabeth 235 

Elizabeth (Allyn) 94 

Elizabeth (Scribner) 565 

Joanna 373, 374 

John 382, 612 

Jonathan 373, 374 

Joseph 428 

Joshua 9, 122, 134, 135, 270 

271, 28S 
Mary(Gilman) 802 



»54 



INDEX 



Moody, con I. 

Mary (Norton) 55 

Samuel, Jr 69, 89, 121 

Sarah 373 

Sarah (Scribner) 565 

Mooney, Hercules 675 

Moore, Abigail (Oilman) 710, 711 

Allen 770 

Betty 770 

Ebenezer 75 

George 770 

James i83, 480 

Jean (m. Christy) 770 

John 34,594.6i3, 614,618 

Martha 770 

Mary 77° 

S 65 

Samuel 5 l8 , 553 

Thomas 770 

William.. 58-62, 102, 150,203,338 
484, 488, 613, 664, 669, 769, 770 

Morgan , 35° 

Morrill, Isaac 7 QI 

John 29, 79 

Nathaniel 700 

Sarah (Odiorne) 624, 700 

Morris, John 75 

Morrison , David 477 

Hannah 5 62 

James 5 62 > 5 6 3 

Jean (Steele) 562 

John 561, 5 62 

Joseph 5 62 

Mary 5 6z , 6 99 

Robert, J r 47 2 

Samuel 5 62 . 6 99 

William 477 

Morse, Abel *97 

A nthony 55$ 

John 5« 6 

Obadiah 214, 215 

Philip 210 

Morton, William 7 8 5 

Moses. James 495. 6 79- 68 3 

Joanna ( m. Davis) 609 



Moses, cont. 

Joseph 498 

Josiah 19 

Timothy 96 

Moulton, Abraham 556 

Ann 697 

Benjamin 255, 353-355. 7 2 3 

Daniel... 52, 258, 422, 538, 600-603 

794 

David 467, 468 

Dorothy 258 

Dorothy (Sanborn) 809 

Elizabeth 354, 538, 539, 724 

Elizabeth ( Vaughan) 600-603 

Ezekiel 353, 354, 723 

Hannah 353, 355, 723, 724 

Hannah (Perkins) )6i 

Hannah (m. Bradford) ...723, 724 

Hannah (m. Small) 354 

Jacob 384 

James 353, 355, 723 

Jane • 468 

Jeremiah 30S, 309,468 

John 258, 314 

Jonathan 309, 435, 538, 539 

Joseph... 80, 85, 112, 123, 189, 253 
2 5 8 , 353, 354, 467, 639, 723 

Josiah 467, 473 

Josiah, Jr 724 

Lucy 308, 422, 538 

Mary 52, 468 

Reuben 538, 539 

Robert 308, 309, 33 1 , 538, 539 

Samuel 354 

William 308, 355 

Mow, Peter 186, 702 

Muchmore, Abigail (m. Priest) 9 

Ann 9 

John 9, 10, 122, 225, 226, 2S8 

Joseph 9 

Rachel (m. Down) 9 



Richard 9, 



226 



Sarah 9 

William 9 

Muckleberry, Enoch 388 



INDEX 



855 



Muckleberry, caul. 

Mary 

Mudgett, ... 



388 

1 08 

Susanna ( Scribner) 565 

Thomas 421 

Mugridge, Rutli 285 

M u rch , I srael 36 

M unlock, Lydia 471 

Samuel 471 

Thomas 47 1 

Widow 616, 617 

M urray, Andrew 773 

James 773 

Mussey, Benjamin 210 

Hannah 210 

John 210, 211 

Reuben 210 

Nason, Jonathan 140, 327 

Mary (Fletcher) 648, 649, 651 

Mercy (Ham) 319 

Richard 319, 78 r 

Nay, John, Jr 296 

Nay! or. See also Nola. 

George 171 

Neal, Dorcas (Johnson) 647 

Elizabeth 377 

John ... 1 86, 620, 623, 63 1 , 697, 698 

Joshua 302, 695, 705-707, 719 

Patience (Johnson ) 647 

Richard 235, 494 

Samuel 377, 694 

Nealley, Andrew 488 

Martha 488 

William 480 

Nelson, Ann 758, 759 

John 19, 40, 130, 443 

Joseph 442, 750- 758 

Margaret 442 

Margaret (m. Gunnison) 443 

Mark 516 

Marj' ( Wen tworth ) 3S0 

Matthew 130, 25 r, 382 

Swain 443 

William 382, 442 



Newbold. Deborah 728 

Nevvmarch, John, Jr 673 

Joseph .399, 463, 566, 673, 691, 7 j 5 

Mark... 432, 442, 794 

Thomas 44^ 755 

Nicholas, Alexander 27r, 272 

Ann (Cochran) 698 

James 271-273 

Margaret 271, 272 

William 271 

Nicholson, Abigail 176 

Noble, Lazarus 310, 365 



Martha 



3ii 



Moses 310, 684, 730, 731, 796 

Richard 190 

Thomas 65 1 

Nock, Abigail 248 

Abigail (Critchett) 368 

Ebenezer 619 

James 248, 369 

Silvan us 248, 254, 262, 269, 791 

Nod well, Elizabeth 518 

Nola. See also Naylor. 

Sarah (Clark) 97 

William 97 

Norris, Benjamin 30, 708 

James 30 

Jonathan 30, 31 

I.ydia 30 

Moses 703 

Samuel 171 

Norton, Ann 54 

Bonus 52-55 

David 571 

Elizabeth 53, 54 

Elizabeth (Cotton) 93 

John 54 

Joseph . . . .53-55, 356, 386, 423-425 
43'. 433.439. 524. 59 6 > 663 

Lucy 54 

Mary 52-55 

Mary (m. Moody) 55 

Samuel 53-55 

Sarah 54. 93 

William 52-55. 55 2 . 631 



8 5 6 



INDEX 



Noyes, Nathan 659 

Nuclei, Deborah (Marston) 536 

Samuel 779 

Nute, Abraham 143 

James... 144, 152. '55. '87, 219, 225 
262, 269, 308, 345 

Nutter, Abigail (whidden) 729 

Anthony 105 

Elizabeth (m. Crockett) 772 

Hatevil 105, 254 

Henry 105, 771, 772 

John 47.336, 772 

Joseph 772 

Mary 771, 772 

Rosamond 47 

Samuel 734, 771, 772 

Valentine 441, 772 

Ober, Elizabeth 351 

Odiorne, Ann (m. Rindge) 624 

John 84,253, 624 

Jotham....72, 79, 80, 135, 138, 156 

165, 253, 307, 310, 358, 436, 518 

624, 630, 700, 814 

Jotham, Jr. . 378 

Mary ( m. Jackson ) 624 

Sarah 624 

Sarah (m. Morrill) 624, 700 

William 624 

Odlin, 108, no, 129 

Abigail 530, 532 

Abigail (m. Roberts) 531 

Dudley 531, 593, 764 

Elisha 77, 530, 531, 589, 627 

Elizabeth 21 

Hannah (m. Dyer) 531 

John 10, 21, 129,351,511,589 

Margaret (m. Brown) 531 

Mary (m. Bass) 531 

Sarah (m. Edgar) 531 

Woodbridge 53 1 

Oldham, John 654, 655 

Osborne, Abigail 253 

Osgood, William 352 

Packer, Ann (Rindge) 813, 815 



Packer, con/ . 

Elizabeth (m. Deering). .. 198-202 

Frances 1 98, 201 

Rebecca (Wentworth) 380 

Susanna (m. Small). 198, 200, 201 

Thomas... 68, 79, 90, 197-202, 221 

222, 307, 340, 426, 493, 631, 813 

Page, 70, 264 

Christopher 325 

Elizabeth 499 

Francis 132 

Hannah ( Dow) 687 

Jeremiah 499 

John 521 

Jonathan 738, 739 

Mary (Smith) 312 

Robert 264 

Samuel 309, 312, 5 r4 

Theophilus 571, 572 

Paine or Payne. 

Christian ( Ball) 266, 267 

Hannah (Davis) 684 

Henry 303 

John 366, 438, 439, 684 

Palmer, 666 

Christopher 807 

Elizabeth (m. Rollins).. .761, 762 

Hannah 784 

James 3r, 761, 762 

John 761, 762 

Joseph 762 

Mary (m. Merrill) 761,762 

Richard 763 

Samuel 43 1. 434, 473. 5"4, 539 

Samuel, Jr 499 

Sarah 761 

Stephen 539 

William 784, 785 

Parker, Benjamin 43, 236, 407,494 

John 394,6o4 

Lydia 394 

William.. 72, 278, 281,362, 393,394 

493, 574. 579. 5S4. 614, 624, 639 

673, 6 79. 7o8, 720, 730, 752, 755 

791-793. 798 

William, Jr 321, 340, 355, 462 



INDEX 



857 



Parker, cont. 

William, Jr 515, 604 

Parshley, John 43, 65 1 

Richard 233, 323 

Parsons, Joseph 130 

Joseph, Jr 326 

Mary 288 

Samuel 639 

Thomas 288 

Partridge, (m. Almery) 152 

(m. Elliot) 152 

(m. Hunking) 152 

(m. Tarrant) 152 



Abigail 496 

Joanna (m. Roberts) 152, 153 

John 28, 152, 153 

Jonathan 152, 153 

Mary 496, 497 

Nehemiah 72, 303, 496 

Sarah 72, 99, 153, 496 

Sarah (m. L,eavitt). ..303, 496, 497 

William 72, 126, 496, 497, 776 

William, Jr 72 

Paul, Mary 422, 423 

Moses 422, 423 

Paxton, Captain 289 

Payne. See Paine. 

Peabo'ly, Nathaniel 467 

Stephen 133 

Peach, Richard 136 

Peacock, John 530 

Pearson, Anna (m. Sanborn) 743 

Ebenezer 524, 525 

Elizabeth ( m. Sanborn ) 743 

Hannah 524, 525 

Jane 743 

Jethro 743. 744 

Peaslee, Nathan iel 306 

Peavey, Peter 99, 100 

Pecker, James 306 

John 305, 306 

Peirce, Abigail 626 

Ann (Rindge) 813, 814 

Benjamin 79, 137, 145. 397, 39 8 

Daniel 661, 814, 815 



Peirce, cont. 

Elizabeth 626 

Elizabeth (Langdon) 222 

George 130, 415, 416 

Hannah (Ash) 2 

John 399 

Joseph 462, 493 

Joshua.. 47, 64, 78. 80, 91, 146, 156 

167, 234, 252, 340, 381, 425, 518 

593, 610, 639, 769, 786 

Joshua, Jr 253, 518,576 

Lydia 626, 661 

Sarah 626, 679 

Thomas. . . 17, 40, 47, 68, 69, 72, 73 

120, 148, 156, 209, 233, 234, 285 

288, 302, 304, 305, 326, 334, 350 

399, 400, 416, 444, 518, 610, 630 

663, 769 

Pemberton, 283 

Samuel 283 

Pendergast, Stephen 455 

Penhallow, Abigail 283, 284, 286, 773 

Abigail (m. King) 283, 677 

Deborah ( m. Knight) 283 

Elizabeth.. 65, 81, 83, 171, 283, 286 

386, 43 8 -44o, 442, 443. 451, 452 

488, 502, 5r5, 548 

John.. 65, 72, 83, 106, 155, 227, 273 

284, 286, 287, 355, 370, 373, 382 

383. 385, 386, 393, 395, 4oo, 407- 

4ir, 414, 415, 422, 423,426,430 

438-444, 449-452, 455. 458, 459 

463, 466, 467, 470, 472, 477, 478 

486-489, 493, 495, 498, 499, 502 

506, 511, 5M-516, 5 18-520, 525- 

527, 532, 536, 537, 539, 548 

Joseph 273, 283, 286, 472, 486 

Joshua 283, 286, 444, 518, 769 

Mary. . .459, 489, 49 8 , 518, 5*9, 525 
527, 548 

Phcebe (m. Gross) 283, 286 

Richard 283, 286, 487, 677, 678 

Samuel 17, 79, 90, 227, 233, 253 

283-287, 427, 428, 431,534,536 
537, 539, 548, 549, 578, 752 



8 5 8 



INDEX 



Fenhallow, cont. 

Samuel, Jr . . 72 

Susanna 2S3 

Susanna (m. Wink ley) 2S6 

Pepperell , Margery 73, 74 

Sarah 73, 74 

William 74, 99, 407, 630 

William, Jr ...74, 75, 156, 318, 399 
400, 494 

Perkins, 22, 24, 25, S3 

Abigail 242 

Benjamin 29, 306 

Caleb 4 

David 161 

Elizabeth (m. Philbrick) 162 

Hannah (m. Moulton) i6r 

Isaac 100, 306 

James i6r, 162 

John 57, 58, 62, 63, 135 

John, Jr 58 

Leah 161 

Lydia (m. Clifford) 161 

Mary 369 

Mary (Whidden) 729 

Mary ( Wiggin ) 693 

Mary (m. Taylor) 16 r 

Moses 161, 162 

Nathaniel. ..242, 247, 248, 254, 442 

577. 729 

Rebecca (Smart ) 57, 62 

Sarah 541 

Sarah (m. Graves) 161 

Thomas 541 

William 58,63 

Perryman, Joanna 128 

Joanna ( Dudley) 526 

Nicholas 10, 25, 112, 155,423 

556, 629, 713, 798 

Peverly, Grace (m. Ross) 381 

John 3Sr, 382, 750 

Nathaniel 251, 381 

Philbrick, Abner 325 

Deborah 377 

Elias 646 

Elizabeth 237, 376, 377 



Philbrick, cont. 

Elizabeth (Perkins) 162 

Ephraim 112 166, 523 

James 227 

Jedediah 210, 211, 239, 241, 561 

567, 802, 803 

Jeremiah 141 

John. 376, 646 

Jonathan 45, 376 

Joseph 138, 307 

Joses 808 

Mary 377 

Mary (Taylor) 567, 569 

Robert Tufton 376, 377, 646 

Sabina 646 

Simon 377 

Thomas 29, 182, 207, 647 

Tufton 237 

Walter 237, 376, 377 

Widow 475 

Philbrook , Deborah 698 

Ephraim 108 

W 64 

Phillips, Edward 352 

Mary 336 

Neil 352 

Philpot, James 574 

Phipps, Rethiah 652, 658 

Danforth 551, 651, 653, 658,659 

Eleanor 65S 

Elizabeth (in. Gardner). .656, 657 

660 

Hannah 652, 658 

James 652 

Jane 656, 658-66 r 

John 652, 656, 65S 

Mary 1 iS, 651-653, 656. 657 

Mary (m. Greeley) ...653, 657, 661 

Mary (m. Pray) 661 

Olive (m. Winkley). .635, 652, 653 
656, 658 

Samuel 653-655, 659 

Sarah (in. Chadbourne). .656, 65S 

659. 661 

Thomas 36, 37, 72, 112, 119-121 



INDEX 



859 



Phipps, font. 

Thomas. . 126, 215, 226, 255, 302 

303» 358, 359- 362, 365, 635, 651- 

6 53. 657-661 

Pickering, Abigail. 87, 8S 

Daniel n 7-1 19 

Deborah 118, 119 

Elizabeth 87 

Hannah 87 

Hazel El pon i 87 

James S7, 88, 722 

John.. 28, 72, 78, 79, 88, 1 14-1 16 
120, 121, 19S, 200, 221 

John, Jr 198 

Joshua.... 87, 88, 145, 166,733, 73 4 

Martha 87 

Mary 87, S8 

Ma^ (m. Plaisted) 1 15, 1 19 

Mehitabel 87, 88 

Rebecca 87 

Samuel 117-119 

Sarah 87, 88, 118, 119 

Sarah (Abbott) 147 

Thomas 87, 8S, 116-121, 430 

Pike, James 748 

Joshua 662 

Judith 294 

Nathaniel 662 

Robert... 68, 72, 105, 146, 156, 166 

167, 189, 203, 218, 225, 273, 294 

325, 426, 662, 663, 678 

Sarah 662 

Solomon 426, 662, 730, 794 

William 294 

Pillsbury , Nathan . . 1 106, 318 

Pinder, Abigail 228 

Benjamin 227, 228 

Elizabeth 227, 228 

John 227-229 

Sarah (m. York) 228 

Pinkham, Amos 312 

Elizabeth (Smith) 312 

Otis 574 

Piper, Jonathan 695 

Samuel 210, 693 



Pitman, (Shackford) 405 

Hen 714 

Ezekiel 405 

Jabez 103 

James 489, 518 

John 19 

Joseph 103, 123, 440, 497 

Samuel 1 23, 497 

Zachariah 142 

Place, Richard 88 

Plaisted, Colonel 221 

Elisha 118, 120, 12 r 

Ichabod 441 

James 118 

John 79, 1 15, 119, 120 

Mary (Pickering)... 115, 119 

Roger 79 

Samuel 79, 3S0, 423, 441 

Sarah ( Rogers) 234 

Polly, Edward 72, 1 26, 468 

Plu miner or Plumer. 

Benjamin 663, 7S5, 786 

Daniel 34 1 

Jonathan 337 

Richard • 187, 307 

Thomas 786 

Potter, Edmund 350 

Pottle, Christopher 345 

William 489,638, 693, 741 

Powell, Abigail 149, 150 

Thomas 149 

William 761 

Pray, John. 65, 13s, 251, 255, 294,302, 333 
5r4, 659, 660, 764, 767, 773 

Joseph 79 

Mary (Phipps) 661 

Prescott, Benjamin 327, 522 

James 158, 525 

James, Jr 95 

John 14, 182, 264 

Jonathan 181 

Nathaniel 559 

Preston, Richard 352 

Priest, Abigail (Muchmore) 9 

Sarah. • 176 



86o 



INDEX 



Proctor, Thomas 425 

Prust, Sarah 785 

Thomas 785 

Pulkinghorn, (Seward) 512 

Hannah 646 

John 646 

Puri ngton, David 572 

Elijah 571, 572 

Elisha 570-572 

John 572 

Jonathan 572 

Lydia (m. Gove) 572 

Mary (m. Green) 572 

Phoebe 570, 571 

Phoebe (Swett) 360 

Theodate (Swett) 360 

Purmort, John 490-492, 796 

Joseph 141 

Judith 141 

Quick, Daniel 72, 99, 148, 156 

Quimby or Quinby. 

Judith (Sanborn) 810 

Rackliff , Elizabeth 554 

Lydia 553 

Lydia (Marshall) 41-43 

Mary 554 

William 554 

Ramsey, Ann 612 

Hugh 612-616, 618 

James 613,614,616-618, 749 

John 613-615, 618 

Margaret 613, 614, 616, 617 

Matthew 613,614,617 

Mary 613, 614 

Rand, 402 

Abiah 436 

Abigail 407, 408 

Amos 425 

Christian (m. Shute) 436 

Edmund 69, 71, 86 

Elizabeth 436 

Han nah 436 

Joshua 436, 800 



Rand, cont. 

Lydia (m. Foss) 436 

Mary (m. Burns) 435 

Mary (m. Chamberlain) 436 

Samuel 251, 407,436,800,801 

Sarah 84 

Sarah ( m. Herrick) 435 

Sarah (m. Jordan) 84 

Thomas 435, 436, 8or 

William 435, 537, 801 

Randall, 17 

Catherine (m. Jordan) 83 

Charles 443, 541 

Deborah 414 

Edward 252 

Hannah ( Wallis) 252 

Jacob . . 43 

James 83, 84, 414 

Mar y 477 

Mary (Walton) 672 

Mary (m. Tarleton) 83 

Rankin, Samuel 480, 614, 618 

Rawson, Richard 130 

Read, James 613 

Ruth (Brown) 557 

Reed, Hugh 80, 90, 173, 378, 691 

John 79 

Philip 677 

Thomas 255 

Reid, James 372, 373 

Remick, Elizabeth (Ham) 409 

Remington, Jonathan 657-660 

Reyner, 787, 788 

Sarah ( Dyer) 531 

Reynolds, Job 402 

Rice, John 523, 593 

Rich, Richard 199 

Richards, Benjamin .47 

Dorcas ( Ham) 409 

George 553, 554 

Joseph, Jr 787 

Mary 553, 554 

Richardson, Caleb 526, 534 

Riddell, Robert 761 

Rindge, Ann 811, 812 



INDKX 



86 1 



Rindge, cont. 

Ann (Odiorne) 624 

Ann (m. Packer) 813, 815 

Ann (m. Peirce) 813.814 

Daniel.. 814 

Elizabeth (in. Wentworth) 812 

813 

Isaac 34, 814 

John 34, 310, 400, 663, 8 1 1 —8 1 5 

Jotham 8r4 

Mehitabel (in. Rogers) 814 

William 791, 8r4 

Ring, Jarvis 386 

Seth 409, 421, 5291 734 

Roberts, Abigail 242 

Abigail (Odlin) 531 

Anna (Waldron) 787 

Axwell or Axel 153, 339, 814 

Elizabeth (Drev, ) 142 

Hatevil 78, 241, 242 

Joanna (Partridge) 152, 153 

John 72, 788 

John, Jr 242 

Joseph 48, 79, 763, 764, 789, 790 

Joshua 242 

Love 142, 748 

Lydia 241 

Mary 242 

Samuel 241, 242,254,255,791 

Sarah 364 

Sarah (Buzzell) 671 

Stephen 486 

Timothy 7 8 7 

Robertson , John 497 

Robinson, 390, 391 

Abigail (m. Varney) 619 

Daniel 629 

David 3'8 

Elizabath (m. Tibbetts) 619 

Hannah (m. Hussey) 619 

John 134, 336, 612 

Mary 618, 6r9 

Mary (m. Estes; 619 

Rachel 153 

Sarah (Sanborn) 332 



Robinson, cont. 

Sarah ( m. Varney) 619 

Thomas 690 

Timothy 574, 618, 619 

Roby, Hannah 140 

Ichabod . 100, 227, 264, 274, 327-329 
Thomas 99, 101 

Rogers, Daniel 135, 578, 744, 814, 815 

James 417, 465, 466, 614 

Jean (Cochran) 699 

Mehitabel (Rindge) 814 

Nathaniel.. 233, 234, 415, 423, 441 
518, 769 

Robert 356 

Sarah 233 

Sarah ( m. Plaisted ) 234 

Rolfc:, Benjamin 630 

Rollins, Aaron 105, 178, 179 

Abigail (m. Folsom) 611 

Alice (m. Cilley). 61 1 

Ann 611 

Benjamin 172, 178,610-612 

Dorothy (m. Steele) 611 

Elizabeth 610, 611 

Elizabeth ( Ham) 319 

Elizabeth (Palmer) 761,762 

Esther 5 6 

Hannah (Connor) 675 

Jeremiah 319 

John 178, 248, 376, 611 

Joseph . . 158, 17S, 203, 421, 697, 733 

Josiah 6 1 o, 611 

Mary (Critchett) 368 

Mercy 566, 61 1 

M oses 56 

Samuel 178, 318 

Thomas 149,172,178,565 

Ross, Grace (Peverly) 381 

John 167, 243, 284, 285, 364 

Jonathan 381 

Sarah (Vaughan) 243 

Rossiter, 93 

Rowe, . 1 10 

Aphiah ( Sanborn ) 226 

Elizabeth 232 



86 2 



INDEX 



Rowe, cont. 

Elizabeth (Ball) 266, 267 

Richard 231 

Robert.. 14, 178, 226, 463, 520, 521 

William.. 231 , 232 

Rowell, Elizabeth (Colby) 6S3 

Jemima 476 

John 683 

Moses 476 

Ruck, Esther (Johnson) 647 

Ruggles, 653 

Rundlett, 1 29 

Charles, Jr 160 

Daniel 213, 214 

Elizabeth 213, 214 

James 26, 46, 50, 213, 214, 803 

John 667 

- Jonas 3 '4 

Lydia J 60 

Mercy ( Folsom) 803-805 

Runnells, Owen 666 

Russell, Benjamin 281 

Eleazer.214, 216, 234, 255, 287, 423 

425, 5 2 7, 549. 6 30> 635, 652, 661 

769, 813, 815 

John 815 

Rust, Benjamin 167, 273, 404, 422 

425, 468 

Henry 102 

Margaret 4 '5 

Martha (Wiggin) 237 

Susanna 273, 305 

Ryme,s, Christopher 274, 649 

Samuel 6 

Sadler, Edward 156 

Salter, 33 6 

John 122, 225, 336, 494 

Sanborn, Abigail 139, 212, 317, 809 

Abigail (Clifford) 206-209 

Abigail (in. Colby) 809 

Abner 15. 33 2 

Abraham 206-209 

Anna (Pearson) 743 

Aphiah 226, 227 



Sanborn, cont. 

Aphiah (in. Rowe) 226 

Benjamin 2, 79. 166, 180, 226 

264, 316, 317, 809-811 

Daniel 140, 316, 317 

Dorothy 327, 328 

Dorothy (Smith) 628 

Dorothy (m. Moulton) 809 

Ebene/.er 317, S 10, 811 

Edward 327, 328, 330 

Eliphaz /40 

Elisha 317 

Elizabeth 20-22, 25, 26, 79 

Elizabeth (Dennett) 367 

Elizabeth ( Pearson) 743 

Enoch 52, 64, 356 

Esther 226, 227 

I lannah 317 

Jabez 331, 332 

Jacob 139, 140 

James 139, 317, 709 

Jedediah 140 

Jemima (m. Stacy) 809 

Jeremiah 1 39 

Joanna (m. Clough) 809 

John. .69, 95, 158, 167, 211, 212, 227 

316-318 

Jonathan.. .32, 36, 63, 64, 174, 175 

206, 33 r -333 

Joseph 782, 81 r 

Josiah 330, 332, 333 

Judith (m. Ouimby) 810 

Ke/.iah (m. Huckley) 332 

Lydia 226, 227 

Margaret (Taylor) 567, 569 

Mary 211, 212, 317 

Mary (m. Healey) 809 

Mehitabel 211 

Mephibosheth 162 

Meribah. 3 2 7~33 

Nathan 139. M°» 3'7 

Nathaniel 138, 140 

Paul 211, 212 

Peter 177, l 7^, 226, 227, 521 

Phoebe 3*7 



NDKX 



863 



Sanborn, con t. 

Rachel 139 

Rachel (in. Brown ) .332 

Reuben . . 264, 327, 32S, 330-333, 811 

Richard 139, 317, 331, 332 

Ruth 317 

Samuel 20-23, 2 5- 2 ^ 

Sarah. . 138-140, 211, 213,316,317 

33'» 33?,, 809 

Sarah (m. Robinson) 332 

Susanna 809 

Theodate 809 

Tristram. . 1 12, 187, 195,202,206- 
208, 2 1 1-2 13, 239, 548, 567 

William 79, 132, 331, 332, 39O 

Sanders, Mary 645 

Samuel 134 

Sanderson, William 235, 410, 541 

Sargent, Doctor 322 

Elizabeth 66 1 

Fitz William 576 

Hannah 1 84 

Hannah (Dalton) 131 

Jacob 411, 439 

John. 625, 661 

Nathaniel 45, 69, 89, 21 1, 227 

574. 808 

Satchel, Eleanor 265 

John 64, 265, 266 

Savage, Uabijah 630 

Henry 233 

John 233 

Sawyer, Daniel. • 79 

Hnoch 356 

Mary ( Drisco) 457 

Sayward, Deborah (m. Stevens) 645 

James 645 

Scadgel, Christopher 252 

Deborah (Wallis) 252 

Scarnmon, Elizabeth 193, 194 

Elizabeth (m. Wilmot) 195 

Prudence (in. Hodgdon) 194 

Richard , 93~ I 95» 486 

Sarah 194 

Scates, Valentine 79 



Scott, John 79 

Sarah 797 

Scribner, Abigail (m. Young) 565 

A,,n;i 395 

Anna (Taylor) 567, 569 

Deborah 3I) 205 

Edward 31, 565, 612 

Elizabeth 3^ 322 

Elizabeth (in. Moody) 365 

Hannah 31,32 

John.... 31, 205, 259, 260, 565, 566 

Joseph 322, 565 

Mary ( m. Gordon) 565 

Samuel 32,395,565 

Sarah (m. Moody) 565 



Thomas. 



Seavey 



3i, 32 

797, 793 

Ann 99 

Benjamin, Jr 252 

Ebenezer 357 

Hannah 357,358 

Hannah (111. Wallis) 357 

Hepzibah (in. Wright) 357 

J ames 357, 358 

Joseph 436 

Joseph, Jr 645 

Mary (True) 566 

Mary ( Walli<) 252 

Samuel 83 

Stephen 357 

Thomas 357 

William 19, 356-35S 

Seddon, Samuel 356 

Senter, Abraham 493, 517 

Severance, 249 

Sewall, 653 

Jane 90 

Seward, (m. Gooding) 512 

(111. Pulkinghorn) 512 

(in. Stoodley) 512 

Benjamin 513 

Dorothy 513 

Elizabeth 98 

Elizabeth, Jr 9S 

George 512, 513 



86 4 



INDEX 



Seward, cont. 

Henry 223, 511-513 

J° hn -512,513 

Joseph 5 r 3 

Mary 5II 

Mary (Shack ford) 726-728 

William 726-728 

Shackford, (m. Pitman) 405 

(111. Sherburne) 405 



Deborah (m. Sumner) 726-728 

Elizabeth (m. Toome) 725-728 

Frances 405 

John. 29 1, 293, 294,404-406, 517,554 
720, 722-727, 759, 773, 813-815 

John, Jr 661, 722 

Joshua 405, 406 

Lazarus 728 

Mary (m. Hodgdon ) 405 

Mary (m. Seward) 726-728 

Paul. 186, 725-727 

Samuel.. 28, 40, 284, 291, 326, 336 
363, 404-406, 725 

Sarah 724 

Sarah (m. Flagg) 726-728 

William 404-406, 677, 725, 727 

Shannon, Abigail 244 

Abigail (Vaughan). . .598, 600-603 
Abigail (m. Walker). .598,600-603 

Cutt 603, 797 

Nathaniel.. .470, 478, 488, 493, 495 
511, 515,516, 796 

Shapleigh, John 168, 171 

Martha (Langdon) 222 

Nicholas 630 

Sharp, 653 

Shaw, (m. Brown) 179 

Benjamin 180, 780-782 

Edward 105, 384 

Elizabeth 1 79 

Esther 780 

Esther (m. Chase) 781, 782 

Hannah 781 

Malachi 780-782 

Mary 180, 781, 782 

Rachel (Fellows) 345, 346 



Shaw, cant. 

Roger , 79 

Ruth 7 8o 

Ruth (in. Sleeper) 781, 782 

Samuel 8, 15, 30, 46, 52, 53, 125 

140, 179, 180, 345, 346, 521 
Sarah, (m. Cram) 179 

Sheafe, Jacob 578, 793 

Sampson.. ..133, 173, 303, 304, 407 

494. 645 

Sampson, J r 44, 236, 288 

Sarah ( Walton ) 672 

Shepard, Israel 424 

John 9 8 

Jonathan 306 

Mary 9 8 

Thomas 653,657 

Sherburne, (Shackford) 405 

Ann 6 

Catherine 716 

Dorothy 6 

Elizabeth ( m. Cate) 192 

Elizabeth (m. Wilson) 716 

Ephraim 191, 192 

Hannah (m. Jones) 192 

Henry. 6, 69, 134, 231, 234, 261, 293 

380, 428, 4 3 r, 433, 443, 462, 516 

527, 714-718, 720, 797, 799 

Henry, Jr... 261, 286, 287, 292-294 

430-433, 5i6, 517, 534, 548, 630 

James ^ . . 191, 192 

John... 69, 71, 84, 86, 120, 138, 146 
191, 193, 261, 349, 411, 414, 494 

556, 717, 7'8, 727 

Joseph 69, 81, 125, 202, 326, 495 

518, 551, 630, 684, 715-717 

Lieutenant 331 

Margaret 261 

Margaret (Swett) 124 

Mary 192, 381, 716 

Nathaniel 191 

Ruth (m. Ayers) 191 

Samuel. 192, 276, 279, 405, 513, 718 

Sarah 714-716, 718 

Susanna (m. Wiggin) 716 



INDEX 



86 5 



Sherburne, cont. 

Thomas. 104, 192, 261, 429, 715- 

Sherlock, Francis 

Shurtleff, Mary 

William 44, 662, 

Shute, Christian (Rand ) 

Samuel. • • 

Sias, John 

Joseph 

Sibley, Samuel 

Sibson, John 

Simes or Sinnns. 

Hannah 529, 530, 

John 529, 

Sarah 

Thomas 325, 

Simouds, •• 

Jonathan 

Simpson, John 304, 305, 

Joseph.. 135, 146, 173,258,333, 
3 8 7> 3 8 S, 399. 4oo, 407, 493, 

Susanna 500, 50 r, 

Thomas 165, 500, 501, 

William 500, 501, 

Sinclair, 

Abigail 

Benjamin 

David 

Kbenezer 41S. 463, 585, 

Elizabeth 

Elizabeth (Lyford) 

James.31, 149, 154, 155, 172,417. 

John 219,265, 295,321, 388,389. 

Jonathan 

Joseph 

Keziah 154, 

Margaret 

Martha 

Mary 417, 

Mercy (in. Hall) 

Richard 

Samuel 3S8, 

Sindry, William 

Shilling, Elizabeth (m. Deeriug)... 



Slade, Benjamin 792, 793 

717 Slay ton, Ann 81 r 

[ 4 6 Ann (Harvey) 577"579 

William 811 

Sleeper, Jedediah 781, 782 

John 121, 122 

Mary 121, 179, 202 

Moses 112, 195, 202, 206, 207 

Ruth (Shaw) 781, 782 

Sarah (Ward) 742 

Thomas 121, 122, 128, 202, 208 

Sloper, 2 8* 



795 
436 
616 

•35 



53o 



Josiah 



649 
53o 
662 
326 

135 
306 

338 
373 
501 
678 
678 
604 

377 
388 
418 
418 
586 
3S8 
297 
419 

4?7 
418 

4'7 
418 
388 
41S 
418 
418 
418 

417 
662 

55o 
55i 
55o 



A mbrose 433, 680 

Henry 721, 722 

Lydia 721 

Mary 1,8 



Small, Hannah (Moulton) 354 

Richard 354 

Susanna (Packer)... . 198, 200. 201 

Smart, Ann (m. harbour) 57, 6r 

Benjamin 57, 61 

Charles 57, 61 

P'leanor (in. Brick ) 57. 62 

Elizabeth (m. Glidden) 57, 62 

Elizabeth (m. Tufts) 57, 60 

Eunice (111. Folsom) 57, 62 

John 57, 60, 61 

Joseph 57, 60, 62, 362 

Mar Y 57. 58 

Mary (m. Glidden) 57, 62 

Rebecca (in. Perkins) 57, 62 

Richard 57, 60, 61 

Robert 56-59, 62, 203 

William 56, 57. 59, 202, 203 

Smith, 754 

Abigail (Marston) 434, 435 

Archibald 458 

Benjamin. .- 260, 261, 393, 456, 458 
775. 777. 773, 7S1, 804 

Dorothy (m. Sanborn) 628 

Ebenezer 777~779 

Elisha 434. 435, 59^, 73S 

Elizabeth 358, 359, 737, 738 

Elizabeth (m. Burnhara).777, 77S 
Elizabeth (m. Gilman) 62S 



65 



866 



INDEX 



Smith, cont. 

Elizabeth (in. Pinkham) 312 

Elizabeth ( m. Woodman ) 359 

George 340 

Hannah.. 71, 72, 172, 302, 359, 758 

Hannah (m. CofTiin) 778 

Israel 171, 172 

Ithiel 26 

Jabez.71,86, 296, 332, 333, 424.467 

468, 53 6 , 556, 738, 743, 754. 805 

Jacob. ..171, 172, 195-197, 211, 2r4 

224, 225, 314, 485. 804 

Jacob, Jr 1 72 

James 359 

John. 82, 158, 167, 172, 179, 224,228 
248, 306, 312, 358, 359, 369, 375 

455. 473. 475, 563, 775, 77 6 , 779 

John, Jr 228 

John, 3d 758 

Jonathan 390 

Joseph 35, 65, 312, 314, 359, 775, 776 

Lydia (m. Wadleigh) 628 

Mary 26, 136,314,359,623 

Mary (Hobbs) 753 

Mary (m. Page) 312 

Mary (m. Tilton) 628 

Mehitabel 172 

Nathaniel 532 

Nicholas ro 

Patience 306 

Reuben.. •• i7r, 172, 224, 225 

Richard 77, 572 

Samuel.. 65, 225, 313-345, 4", 4'2 
518, 652, 688, 737-739, 776-778 

Sarah (Toppan ) 783 

Stephen 332, 738 

Theophilus. .ir, 390, 590, 612, 628 
629, 639, 676, 803 

Thomas 139, 306 

William 738 

Snell, Alexander 73 

Elizabeth 73 

Hannah 73, 408 

John 73 

Snow, Elizabeth (Clark) 98 



Spafford, Hannah 796 

Sparliawk, Nathaniel $.\\ 

Samuel 653, 656 

Spenlow, Anna 31 

Spinney, Grace u 2 

James 67, 112, 114 

Jeremiah 114 

Nathan [14 

Sarah (m. Downing) 113 

Thomas 72 

Spoore, Prudence. ... 364, 365 

Sprague, Jonathan .653, 657, 660 

Joseph 652,654, 655 

Spriggs, Ruth ( Abbott) 147 

Stackpole, James 577 

J° h » 577 

Stacy, Elizabeth 37S 

Jemima ( Sanborn ) 809 

Philemon 377, 37S 

Stamford, John 134, 135 

William 69, 411,424, 520,783 

Stanyau, 647 

Ann 11, 12 

Elizabeth 12 

Jacob 1 1-14, 187, 383, 384, 423 

424, 439 

James 11-14 

John 10, 14, 15 

Joseph 14 

Mary 10, 11, 13, 14, 627 

Mehitabel 12 

Starbird, Abigail 151 

John 151, 308, 532 

Samuel 150, 151, 307, 334 

Thomas '50-152 

Stark, Archibald 271-273, 472 

Starrett, Catherine 359 

Steele, 569 

Dorothy (Rollins) 61 1 

Elizabeth 112 

Henry 566 

Jean (m. Morrison) 562 

John 350 

Stevens, "> 573 

Abigail 350, 645 



INDEX 



867 



Stevens, cant. 

Abigail (Gilman) Sol , 802 

Benjamin 469 | 

Catherine 705 

Catherine (111. Mason) 705 

Cutts 3"4 

Deborah 645 

Deborah (Say ward) 645 

Dorothy 705-7<~>7 

Ebenezer. .32, 36, 63, 64, 202. 2 \ 1- ; 
213, 239, 241, 452, ASA, 5'S, 641 
802, 803 

Edward 76, 77, 546 

Elizabeth 76, 645, 705-70S 

Hannah (Thompson) 469 

Healey 546 



Hubbard 



359. 702, 70S 



James 262, 645 

John 350, 351 

John,Jr 251 

Joshua 705, 707, 708 

Mary 645 

Mary (Thompson) 469 

Mehitabel 547 

Nathaniel 546 

Patience 547 

Samuel... 76, 77, 389, 546, 547, 645 

Samuel, Jr 533 

Sarah 546, 705-707 

Susanna 645 

Thomas 91 

Stevenson, Abraham 35, 400 

Bartholomew 34, 35 

Deborah 35 

Elizabeth • 35 

Elizabeth (Hammett) 517 

Joseph t,s, 579. 7°2 

Mary 35 

Sarah 35 

Thomas 35 

William 517 

Stewart, Charles 479,480 

Jean 594 

Mehitabel (Dennett) 367 

Stickney, Jeremiah 623 



Stick ney, con/. 

John 783 

William 660 

Stiles, Jane (Husscy) 486 

Samuel 486, 791 

William 79, 486, 791 

Stockbridge, Abraham. 172, 485,667, 800 

Mat 'y *s 5 

Stockman, Robert 207 

Stone. Robert 351 

Samuel 351 

Zachariah 35°~35 2 

Stoneman, John 528, 744 

Ma «y 744 

Mary (Ban fie Id) 528, 529 

Stood ley, (Seward) 512 

Jonathan 730, 731 

Susanna 728 

Sumner, Deborah. 677 

Deborah (Shack ford) 726-728 

Deborah (m. Waterhouse) 677 

Isaac 5'3- 517. 677 

Mary 677, 726 

Swain, Caleb 384 

John 384 

Mary (Swett) 360 

Richard 167 

Roger 516 

Swan , Samuel 167 

Swett, Abigail 1 24 

Benjamin 361 , 423, 424 

Benjamin, Jr 424 

Daniel : ....356, 360 

Deliverance (m. Coleman). .. .360 

Elisha 560 

Elizabeth (m. Hall) 360 

Esther ( m. Eaton) 124 

Esther (111. Hoag) 360 

Huldah, (111. Coleman) 361 

John. 36, 121, 122, 251, 450, 452, 560 

Jonathan 782 

Joseph... 8, 30, 47, 52, 53, 124, 125 

345. &3, 384 

Judith 691 

Margaret (m. Sherburne) 124 



868 



INDEX 



Swett, cout. 

Mary 

Mary ( m. Swain ) . 

Moses 5, 38, 45, 125, 360, 

Nathan 

Patience 

Phoebe (in. Pu ringtail) 

Sarah 

Stephen 

Thcodate Tin. Purington). 

Symnies. See Simes. 



36o| 
360 ! 
362 ' 
362 
361 

3 6 ° J 
1 24 I 
360 
360 



Taggart, Patrick 

Talbot, Jane 135, 

Talpey, Richard 37S, 

Tandy, Richard 

Tapley, Prudence 

Tappan. See Toppan. 

Tarbox, James 

Tarleton, 

Elias 83, 

Mary (Randall) 

Tarrant, (Partridge) 



136 
470 

6.| 2 

•47 



Tash , Jacob 6 1 , 

Patience 313, 

Tasker, John 

Taylor, Abigail (in. Hubbard). .567, 

Anna (111. Scribner) 567, 

Edward 105, 106, 

Jonathan 

Joseph 567- 

Margaret 3S9, 

Margaret (111. Sanborn). . .567, 

Mary 

Mary ( Perkins) 

Mary (in. Philbrick) 567, 

Matthew 562, 

Nathan 106, 

Richard 132, 227, 752, 

Sarah (m. Clifford) 567, 

William 

Thackham, Joseph 273, 

Thing, 

Abigail 106, 1 10, 

Anna 1 09- 



783 
3 ( J5 
414 
•«3 
'52 
3'3 
369 
258 
5^9 
569 
3'8 
227 
569 
567 

5 6 9 

227 
161 
569 
563 
801 

754 J 
569! 
5 6 7| 



274 

39° 
129 
in 



Thing, rout. 

Bartholomew — 106, 151, 155, 
580, 676, 692, 

Benjamin 261 , 524, 567, 

Coffin 

Daniel. .107, 110-112, 464, 517, 

532,584.587 590.7*3.744,764, 

Edward n,8, 

Elizabeth 1 10, 

Joanna 

John 76, 79, Si, 104, 1 12, 

Jonathan. 43, 47, 48, 81, 106-1 10, 
Joseph.. 20, 2i, 23, 24, 77, 567, 

I.ove (Wentworlh) 81 , 10 j, 

Mary 20, 22, 23, 109- 

Saiuuel. . .46, 79, 106, 107, 109, 

130, 190, 294, 

Sarali M r , 

Thorn, Jesse 

Thomas, Benjamin 

James 82, 

Joseph 

Mary 

.Samuel 

Sobriety 

Thomlinson, John 

Thompson, Abigail (Emerson) 

Alexander 

David 

Edward 306, 

Elizabeth 

Elizabeth (m. Clark) 

Hannah (Blair) 

Hannah (in Stevens) 

James 

John 459, 468,469, 

Jonathan 359, 469, 

Mary (m. Stevens) 

Robert 411, 469, 470, 

Samuel 

Sarah 459, 

Sarah (in. Hill) 

Thomas 74S, 

William 

Thorndike. Ann (Lcavitt) 636, 



227 
708 
568 
7 '5 
524 
765 

! ID 

1 1 1 

I2S 

641 
3*4 

57'> 

1 1 2 
-1 1 1 

1 1 1 
526 
708 
468 
3 6 9 
5 6 9 
369 
.82 

?>5 
•72 
663 

774 
749 
47' 
363 
534 
469 

47' 
469 

47' 
721 
701 
469 

771 
.88 
468 

469 
749 
47' 
637 



INDEX 



869 



337-339. 



337" 
337, 
,1 



fm 



Thorndike, cont. 

Josiah 

Thurston, Abigail 

Abner 

Daniel 

John 

Mary 

Moses 

Nathaniel 

Rebecca 

Robert 

Sarah 

Stephen 

Tibbetts, Benjamin. i 3 

Dorothy (111. Wirigate) 

Edward 315, 316, 

Elizabeth 

Elizabeth (Robinson) 

Elizabeth (m. Ilussey). • • 

Ephraim 79, 316, 

Esther 

Henry 146, 167, 314, 316, 

Hepzibah 

Ichabod 735- 

Janies 

Jeremiah 

John 79, 

Joseph 316, 

Judhh 262, 735, 

Martha (in. Whitehouse) 

Mary 

Mary (111. Chamberlain) 

Paul 

Peter 

Rachel 

Rachel (m. Legroj 

R ichard 

Samuel... 3, 145, 187, 262, 316, 
356, 735- 

Sarah . 

Susanna ( in. Keuney) 

Thomas 3, 152, 316. 311, 

Tilton, Abigail 263- 

Daniel 157, 15S, 623. 

Elizabeth 157, 



638 
337 
532 
337 
338 
337 
705 
337 
337 
337 
339 
338 
3«6 
735 
544 
574 
6; 9 

574 
544 
735 
574 
574 
737 
262 
603 
605 
334 
736 
735 
3'5 
735 
3'5 
574 
735 
735 
315 
334 
737 
736 
3'5 
736 
265 
639 
158 



Tilton, cont. 

Jethro 15, 158, 384 

John 556, 811 

Jonathan 520 

Joseph... 19, 79, 158, 166, 177, 17S 
182, 226, 424, 676, 677 

Josiah 263-265 

Mary (Smith) 628 

Men bah 263-265 

Samuel 14, 263-265 

Timothy 781 

Titcomb, Daniel 307 

James 253,349 

Tobey, 169, 170 

Martha 764 

Richard 287, 764 

Todd, Andrew 614, 748 

Toogood, Edward 73, 2S4, 639, 640 

Hannah 639, 640 

Mary ( 111. Cotton ) 640 

Toome, Andrew 727, 728 

Elizabeth (Shackford) 725-728 

Toppan. See Tappan. 

Anna 783 

Christopher 783 

Doctor 596 

Edmund 356, 425, 783 

Sarah 7S3 

Sarah (Wingate) 7S3 

Sarah (111. Smith) 783 

Towle, Anthony 196 

Benjamin 33 1 

Joseph 69-71 

Matthias 697, 808 

Philip 537 

Samuel 808 

Sarah (Holms) 753 

Townsend, ( ieorge 243 

Penn 90, 215 

Treadwell, Charles 234, 362, 558, 76S 

Jacob 167, 168, 292-294, 432 

Sarah 55 s 

Treat, Samuel 1 35 

Trefethen, Poster 4'« 

Henry 399 



870 



INDEX 



T rickey, Jonathan 732, 734 

Joseph • 732, 734 

Keturah 732 

Lemuel 732 

Mar Y 373. 73'-733 

Thomas 440, 441, 593, 731-734 

Tripe, Lucy 326, 719, 720 

Lucy (Brian!) ,. 189 

Silvanus 1S9 

Trowbridge, Edmund 659 

True, Joseph 566 

Mary 566 

Mary ( in. Seavey ) 566 

Obadiah 566 

Truevvorthy, Ruth 340 

Trundy, John 745 

Tuck, Deacon 131 

John 101 

Jonathan 504 

Robert 264 

Tucker, 447 

Catharine 43 

Elizabeth (m. Cate) 444-449 

Francis 516, 767 

James 211 

John 319 

Tryphena (Ham) 319 

Tuckerman, John 410 

Nathaniel 251 

Tufton, John . . 237 

Thomas 237 

Tufts, Elizabeth (Smart) 57, 5 

Thomas 57, 695 

Turner, James 663 

Mary 663 

Thomas 306 

Tuttle, John 48, 79, 199, 269 

Jude 269 

Thomas 225, 269 

Twombly, 787 

Anna 230 

Benjamin 230 

Elizabeth 229 

Esther 2 ;o 



Twombly, cant. 

John 50, 229, 231, 632 

Joseph 229, 230, 236 

Martha ( Wentworth) 747 

Mary 230 

Rachel 229, 230 

Samuel 229 

Sarah 49, 230 

William 229, 230, 544, 545 

Tyler, 289 

Job 133 

William 156, 630 

Underbill, Elizabeth 439 

Hezekiah 440 

Jeremiah 440 

M OSes 440 

Sampson 439 

Underwood, John 223, 310 

Temperance 310 

Urin, Eleanor (m Currier) 506 

James 506 

John 504, 506 

Joseph 506 

Mary ( m. Frost) 506 

Rebecca 506 

William 506 

Usher, Elizabeth 438 

John 438 

Varney, 127 

Abigail (Robinson) 619 

Benjamin 465 

Ebenezer 633-635 

Elizabeth ( Hanson ) 633-635 

Ichabod 735 

John 487 

Joseph 465, 487 

Lydia 465 

Moses 465 

Peter 464, 465 

Rachel 464 

Sarah 464 

Sarah (Robinson) 619 



INDKX 



871 



Varney, con/. 

Susanna 465 

Vaughan, Abigail '(in. Shannon) 59S 

600-603 
Abigail (in. Walker ).59S, 600-603 

Colonel 1K5 

Elizabeth 247, 59S, 600 

Elizabeth (in. Moulton). .600-603 

Elliot 74, 243, 244, 246 

George... 73, 75, 242, 244, 246, 247 

276, 600-602, 793 

Margaret (in. Chambers). 6oo-6o3 

Margaret (in. Foye) . .59S, 600-603 

Sarah (m. Ross) 243 

William 243, 244, 246, 247, 276 

3 2 7. 59 s , 6o °. 776 

Veasey , George 26, 1 50, 665 

Hannah 35 1 

Thomas, Jr 638 

Vennard, 396 

Jobn 235, 494 

Vering, Thomas 112 

Vi fen, John 91 

Vincent, John 459 



Wadleigh, 



109 



Deborah 484, 485 

Elizabeth 1 28 

Henry 463, 464 

John 485 

Jonathan.. .26, 37, 56, 112, 149, 294 

3M. 370, 391. 485, 5S7-590 

Joseph 226, 227, 386, 387, 463 

464, 628 

Lyclia 628 

Lydia (Smith) 62S 

Maria 485 

Mary 4S5, 690 

Meribah 485 

Philip 690, 692 

Robert.. 167, 172, 4S4, 485, 521, 676 

Sarah . • • 485 

Theophilus 628 

Wainwright, Mehitable 459, 751 

Samuel 133 



Waite, Thomas r-» 

Wake ham, Caleb 403 

Walden, 222 

John 253 

Nicholas 104 

Sarah 253 

Thomas 104, 156, 251, 253 

William 253 

Waldo, Jonathan 112 

Samuel 541 

Waldron, Anna (m. Roberts) 787 

Elizabeth (m. Kimball) 787 

John 78, 319, 787-789 

John, Jr 787 

Mary 787, 789 

Mary (Ham) 319 

Mchitabel (in. Chesley) 788 

Richard. 48, 49, 58, 68, 80, 232, 233 

238, 247, 279, 326, 330, 382, 386 

427, 428, 456, 46r, 462, 580, 583 

584, 598, 631, 665, 680, 684, 719 

781, 787-789 

Richard, Jr 210, 244, 750 

Sarah (m. Libby) 788 

Walford, Elizabeth 462, 463 

Jeremiah 462, 463 

Walker, Abigail 795~799 

Abigail (Shannon). ..598, 600-603 
Abigail (Vaughan). . .598, 600-603 

Alexander , 594 

Andrew 271 

Anna (Hickford) 425, 426 

Elizabeth (m. Lear) 795, 797 

George... 65, 68, 167, 231, 233, 246 

251, 252, 263, 323, 324, 393, 408 

414, 429, 489, 600-603, 679, 793 

796-799 

Isaac 202 

James 272 

John 565 

Robert 271-273 

William 222 

Wall, James 434 

Mary 215 

Mary (in. Marston) 434,435 



8 7 2 



INDEX 



Wallace. See Wall is. 

Frances 669 

Frances (in. Logan) 669 

George 253 

James 669, 670 

John 466 

Robert 669, 749 

Wallingford, Ebene/.er 136, 137 

Joh" 137 

Thomas.. 1 37, 262, 334, 335, 548,577 

Wallis. See Wallace. 

Ann (111. Barnes J 252 

Caleb 252 

Deborah (m. Scadgel) 252 

Esther ( m. Berry ) 252 

George 251, 252 

Hannah (Seavey) • • 357 

Hannah (111. Randall) 252 

John 467 

Mary (111. Seavey) 252 

Walter, Mary (m. Jones) 580 

Walton, Abigail (m. Long) 672 

Benjamin 449, 672, 673 

Elizabeth (m. Keyes) 672 

George... 90, 440, 441, 553, 564,672 

George, Jr 112 

Mar}- (111. Randall) 672 

Sarah (m. Sheafe) 672 

Shadrach 75, 135, 146, 156,425 

616, 672, 673, 815 
Shadrach, Jr 135 

Ward, Abel 742 

Daniel 742 

Margaret (m. Locke) 742 

Noah 741, 742 

Rachel 742 

Richard 172, 202, 355 

Sarah 741 

Sarah (Ball) 266, 267 

Sarah (Deverson) 28, 440 

Sarah (111. Sleeper) 742 

Shadrach 7; 2 

Thomas 16,65,384, 74 1, 743 

Warner, Daniel 426, 487, 497 

Gilbert 167, 425 



Warner, cant. 

Nathaniel 721 

Warren, Amos 604 

George 604, 624 

James 7 S 

Joanna 604 

Joanna (Elliot) 66 

John 167, 604 

Mary (Heard) 509, 510 



Tristi 



509 



Waiter 6, 604 

Waterhonse, Arthur 415, 416 

Deborah 416 

Deborah (Sumner)...; 677 

Elizabeth 619 

Mary 27, 28 

Richard 27, 28, 4 14-4 16 

Samuel 27, 414-416 

Timothy 27, 28,36,64 

Waters, Samuel 640 

Watkins, Dorothy 156, 173 

J0I111 135. 173 

Watson, David 49, 187, 311, 312, 545 

Isaac 1 95 

James 34 

Sarah ( Mannering) 494 

Thomas 494 

Watts, John 463, 466, 467, 514 

Weare, Archibald 188 

Daniel 8. 355, 47*-475 

I )cacon \ 73-4 75 

Ebenezer 346 

Eleazer 247, 248, 255, 442 

Eleazer, J r 24 2 

John 30, 274, 572, 771 

Joseph 4 73 

Joseph Taylor I73~475 

Mary 47* 

Mary (m. Wiggin) 473^475 

Meshech 325, 597, 598, 782, Bll 

Nathan 473 

Nathaniel 8, 125, 156, |8o, iS; 

248, 265, 274, 353. 4*5 

Nathaniel, Jr 14 

Peter 2, 15, 180-182, 257, 346 



INDEX 



8/3 



VVeare, cont. 

Peter 424, 596 

Robert 373, 699 

Sarah 356 

Webb, Thomas 136 

Webber, Abigail 102, 123 

Hannah 102, 123 

Ledyard 253 

Ly<*»a 123 

Richard 102, 103, 123 

Webster, Andrew 451, 452 

Caleb 516 

Ebenezer 450, 515, 559-561 

Hannah 559, 560 

Iddo 561 

Isaac 63 

Israel 700 

Jeremiah 239, 241, 452 

Jeremy 454, 515, 561 

John. 63, 64, 203, 207, 208, 515, 560 

Joseph 561 

Josiah 265, 515 

Mar)- 360 

Nathaniel S3 

Rachel 560 

Susanna 560 

Thomas. . .46, 56,82, 112, 298,422 

641, 675 

Thomas, Jr 534 

Wedge wood, David 536 

John 754 

Weeks, Elizabeth (Gate) 444,445 

447. 449 
Elizabeth (Winkley). . . . 2S9, 290 

Jedediah.. 552 

John 620, 622 

Jonathan 444-449 

Joseph 104, 552 

Joshua 489, 620, 622, 623 

Joshua, Jr 620, 623 

Leonard 26, 27 

Samuel 26, 27, 52, 67 

Sarah 620 

Thankful 620 

Walter 489. 492 



Welch, Joseph 679 

Moses 200 

Samuel 32 

Thomas 409 

Wells, Hethiah (m. Connor) ...679,681 

Deborah (m. brown) 679,681 

Edward 235, 679, 680 

Elizabeth (jn. Drout) 679, 681 

Jeffry 679, 681 

John 679,680 

Samuel 679, 68 1 

Zebu Ion 679, 6S0 

Wei land, William 105, 341, 511 

Went worth, Abigail 273 

Anna (m. Ham) 747 

Benjamin ...104, 138, r44. 273. 34o 

Benjamin, Jr 273 

Renning .... 167, 379, 3S0, 813, 814 

Daniel 379 

David 438, 439 

Ebenezer 6, 7, 379, 438. 439 

Elizabeth Sr, 104, 273,380, 747 

Elizabeth (Keyes) 792 

Elizabeth (Rindge) 812, 813 

Ephraim 745, 746, 748 

Ezekiel 104, 746-748 

George 379 

Gershom 104, 748, 788 

Hannah 3S0 

flunking.. .167, 234, 305, 379, 415 
438, 460. 463, 487, 51S, 576, 577 

^49. 74 1, 752, 767. 7 6 9- 793 
John. .6, 7, 47, 78, 79, 171, 199, 215 

273, 304. 378, 379, 3 s *. 425. 5 '3 
600, 602, 727, 748 

Jonathan 746, 747 

Keziah (Heard) 509, 510 

Love (in. Thing) 8l, 104, 1 12 

Mark 579 

Mark Flunking 57 s . 812-815 

Martha 79 

Martha (m Twombly ) 747 

Mary 6, 273 

Mary (m. Kimball) 746,747 

Mary (m. Martyn) 6, 7 



8 74 



INDEX 



Wentworth, cont. 

Mary (in Nelson) 380 

p aul •••8r, 104, 334, 335, 341 



Rebecca 



439 

Rebecca (m. Packer) . 380 

Rindge 630 

Samuel 6, 7, 379, 438, 439, 746 

Sarah 6, 310, 341, 379, 380, 460 

46i, 731 

Sarah (111. McPheadris) 380 

Spencer 746 

Thomas 8i, 104 

William 341, 379, 593 

Westbrook, Thomas 18, 43 1 

Wetherell, Thomas 747 

Weymouth, Benjamin 254, 442 

Lucy 1 79 

Sarah (Dennett) 367 

Wheeler, Hear)' 659 

Joseph 229, 400-404 

Wheelwright, John 168 

W hidden, Abigail (m. Nutter) 729 

John 729-731 

Mary (m. Perkins) 729 

Michael 72, 156, 216,258,310 

31 f. 336, 339. 441. 442, 684. 728- 
73 '. 769 

Rebecca 729 

Samuel 442 

Whipple, Joseph 519, 520 

White, Abigail 714 

Abigail ( Brewster) 275-2S1 

Joseph 34 

Lydia .128, 129 

Mary (Ball) 266, 267 

Nathan 173, 387, 493, 691 

Nathaniel 303 

Philip 80 

Richard 64 

Samuel 34, 80, 275-281, 442 

75S, 759 

Sarah 64 

Thomas 44° 

Timothy 1 29 

William 3° 6 

William, Jr 449 



U hitehorn, Richard 814 

Whitehouse, Edward 619,620 

Martha (Tiblntts) 735 

Pom fret 143 

Whiting, James 305 

VVhitlemore, Samuel 652/653, 656 

Whittock, John 437 

Wibird, Anthony 460, 461, 750 

Elizabeth 437, 438, 459,461 

75o, 752 

John.. . 1 12, 167, 214, 400, 437, 460 

Richard.. .72, 79, 91, 134, 146, 156 

163, 214, 215, 253, 400, 459-462 

5l8. 529, 530. 579. 6 3°. 75 f >-752 
767, 792-794, Sir, 813, 815 

Richard, Jr 3S3, 410 

Thomas 441, 459-462, 720, 751 

vviggiu, 74| 377 

Andrew 102, 156, i 7 9, 23 7 , 299- 

301, 4 73 , 489-492, 57'. 6 '4. 693 
694. 7°5. 730, 73 2 . 811 

Ann (m. Jewelt) 693 

Bradstreet 48S-492, 694 

Catherine ior, 236, 237, 697 

Chase 4S8, 489, 49 1 , 492 

Colonel 636 

Comfort 488, 4S9, 491, 492 

Deborah ior, 237 

Hannah ior, 694 

Henry 299, 300 

John 29S-300. 4 25 

Jonathan. .64, 67, 102, 172, 693, 695 

Joshua 489, 492 

Ly d ia 694 

Martha 237, 488 

Martha (m. Hilton) 4S9 

Martha (m. Rust) 237 

Mary 301 

Mary (UYare) 473- 475 

Mary (m. Perkins) 693 

Nathaniel 708 

Samiel 300, 301, 706, 70S 

Sarah (m. Hill) 693 

Simon 101 . 102, 237 

Susanna (Sherburne) 716 

Thomas.. 64, 265, 298-300, 302, 321 



INDEX 



8/5 



Wiggin, cont. 

Thomas... .473, 489, 490, 492,694, 
705-708 

Tufton 300,301 

Walter 298-301, 419, 706 

Wilcomb, Richard 87 

William 87 

Wiley. See Willey. 

Alexander 466 

John 459 

Willey. See Wiley. 

Alexander 285 

Keziah ( Driseo) 457 

Theodore 457 

Williams, Rdward 425 

Elizabeth ( in. Badger) 540 

Hannah (m Ilnckins) 540 

John 3M. 402, 539, 540 

John, Jr 758 

Mary 35 

Ruth 539 

Samuel 401 

William 146 

Willis, William ....653, 656 

Wilmot, Edward .99, 100 

Elizabeth (Scammon ) 193 

Wilson, Abigail 745 

Deacon 392, 703 

Elizabeth 745 

Elizabeth (Sherburne) 716 

James 196 

John- 407, 745 

Joseph 745 

Robert 271 

Sarah 745 

Thomas... 38, 39, 91, 352, 614, 618 
William 745 

Wilton, Sarah 47 

Winchester, Captain 53-°55 

John 652, 659 

Wingate, Abigail 311 

Dorothy (Tibbetts) 73 6 

Elizabeth 3" 

John... 273, 312, 341, 620, 629, 630 



Wingate, cont. 

John 736, 764 

Jonathan 7 ^6 

Joshua. 132, i8.|, 227, 325, 520, 736 
Joshua, Jr 411 



M 



oses 311 



Paint 



B 3 



Samuel 311, 736 

Sarah (111. Toppan) 7S3 

Winkley, Elizabeth (111. Weeks). 289,290 

Francis 289, 430, 432, 433, 494 

Mary ( Emerson). 427, 430, 432, 433 

Nicholas 289, 292, 293, 759 

Olive(Phipps) 635, 652, 653 

656, 658 

Samuel 2SS, 290-293, 635 

Sarah 292, 759 

Sarah (m. Langdon). ...291, 293 

Susanna ( Penhalow) 286 

William 286, 289, 292, 293, 406 

455. 467, 494, 5«3 

Winslow, Sarah 773 

Winthrop. John 660 

Wise, Jeremiah 396 

Witt, John 396, 397 

Mary 397 

Wood, Elizabeth (Goodhue).. ... .411 

James 340, 546,646 

John 620, 736, 763, 789. 790 

Nathaniel 411 

Woodbridge, Timothy 625 

Woodburn, John .'68, 269 

Woodman, Archelans 469, 470 

Edward 469, 47° 

Elizabeth (Smith) 359 

John 775 

Jonathan 89 

Susanna (Gliddeil) 322 

Woods, Mary (Urown) 557 

Wormwood, Jacob 563 

Joseph 565 

Worth, Joseph 35^643,663,664 

Wright, Hepzibah (Scarry) 357 

Thomas 167, 253, 336, 518 



S?6 



INDEX 



Wyatt, cant. 

Christian (*>(), 610 

John 444, 445, 447 

Margaret (Catej.444, 445,447-449 

546 

Wyer. Sec Weare. 

Yeaton, John S3, 253, 28S. 443 

Margaret ( Crucy ). 304 



33. »34> 3*4. 305. 44; 



Richard 

Samuel 134, 443 



York, Richard 676 

Sarah ( Tinder) 228 

Young, Abigail (Scribuer) 565 

Daniel 167, 676 

Hlcazcr 195 

James 393. 574 

Jonathan 112 

Richard 26, 63, 306, 385,741 

Thomas 153, 178, 224, 248, 318 

375, 376 



\J.