The Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts: 1635-1664 (Google eBook)

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Essex Institute, 1916 - Essex County (Mass.)
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Page 195 - In the name of god Amen The last will & testament of John Pike senior being sick and Weake in body but of pfect memory, maye 24.
Page 84 - Testament as followeth first I bequeath my soule to god & my body to the earth in hope to be raised againe in the resurreccon by Jesus Christ my saviour Secondly I give & bequeath all my estate to my wife & children that is to say one halfe to my wife & the other half to my two Children Mary & Sarah by equall porcons and my will is...
Page 53 - London hee is ye brassiers bro at Boston : to him I haue wrighte y* in Case god should not bringe mee to London y* hee would vs. these goods [to] pay my debts & returne ye Remaynder to you : I should have bine glad to have seene you before I went, butt if god should not returne mee againe but take me away by death : my desier is if the returns of these goods Come to yor hand : that they may be thus dispossed of : viz To yor two children 40U apeece to my bro willms 3 Children 20" apeece to my mother...
Page 24 - I bequeath my soule into the hands of god and my body to the earth to be buried It I give to my beloved wife my howse & land with all my howsehold goods except my muskett & sword my wearing clothes & Toóles.
Page 12 - ... paid to An Fowle, she hath been a faithful servant and though she was discharged by her mistress a little before her time was out, yet it may be borne by the estate, considering her diligence. 4th, for the cow calfe [contained in the inventory] which I received at 6li., no executor can be liable for the worst goods expressed in an inventory, if the best goods be taken out of his hands and 2dly the calf was then very pore and as I conceive not worth the money. 3dly, I took the calf at 6li.
Page 94 - God doe ordeine and make this my last will and Testament first I comende my soule into the hands of God in faith of a ioyfull resurrection throw our Lord Jesus Christ And as concerning my outward estate ffrst my minde and || will is that all my { lawfull debts be paid and discharged. Ite my will is that fforty and tow pounds I giue vnto my sonn Joseph Baly but in case my wife should be with Child then my will is that the said sum of tow and forty pounds be deuided, and one third part thereof my other...
Page 78 - ... merits of Christ my Savior for a glorious resurection at the last day. It. as concerning the outward goods of this life I bequeath them as followeth as first of all that there be made out of my Cloath, linin &c. two suits ||of Appel|| a peece for each of my three Children || to be sent into England wth them || & then the rest of my Estate moveable and Immoveable to be sold or disposed of according to the discretion of my executors, in pte towards the pviding for my Children whilest heere remayning...
Page 335 - ShatowelFs ground, and all the rest, be it meadow, fresh or salt, or other upland whatever, and one third part of gates or commonage, I give to the church and town of Rowley ; upon condition, that they pay, or cause to be paid, or legally tendered, unto Ezekiel Rogers, the son of Mr. Nathaniel Rogers, late pastor of the church of Ipswich, deceased, the full sum of eight...
Page 98 - Cattell & mare Coalt one fourth of my houshould goods & halfe of all the yong aple trees vndispost of and one Cowe I gyve to Freeborne Balch my yongest sonne one fourth pt of my ffarme one youke of oxen & one Cow I bred vp for him one third of the yong Cattell || & one third of the mare || & one fourth of my houshould goods & halfe the yong Aple trees betwixt him & his brother John equallie to be diuided & further my will is that Annis my wife & Beniamin my sonne shall be execute™ to this my last...

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