Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts: 1675-1678 (Google eBook)

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Essex Institute, 1917 - Essex County (Mass.)
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Page 97 - ... sister and her children, whom he so dearly loved, as many that knew them both can abundantly testify. 7. My Brother. when he brought his sister from England with him from all her friends and relations very loth to part with her, used this as a great argument with her Mother to perswade her. Viz: That he had no children of his own, nor was likely to have any: and otherwise he must give what he had to strangers. And her mother told this to friends in her hearing, that that was a great motive that...
Page 95 - When the child's mother was dead, my husband being with me at my cousin's burial, and seeing our friends in so sad a condition, the poor babe having lost its mother, and the woman that nursed it being fallen sick, I then did say to some of my friends, that, if my husband would give me leave, I could be very willing to take my cousin's little one...
Page 93 - Sheweth, that whereas Capt. Thomas Lowthrop, who lately lost his life in ye service & cause of God & his countrey, being his wives...
Page 94 - To which end [| he came || & attended y* court neer a weeks space, But y* Court by publick ocasions of y* Countrey being necessarily adjourned, he was forced to return home, & resolved (God willing) to attend y* Court, y* time appointed. But by y* providence of God, y* season being extraordinarily stormy, & himself under bodily infirmity, he could not possibly come without apparent hazard of life, limb or health. Yet had cautiously left order, & instructions for his son to appear for him in such...
Page 138 - Timothy & he to pave vnto his mother seaven pounds a yeare dureing her life And I doe make my beloved wife sole executrix of this my last will my will further is that my sonn Timothy at the age of 23 yeares shall haue the use ||of || pt of the stock to the value of thirty pounds dureing the life of my wife & then to be returned to be devided as is above expressed In wittnes wherof I have heerunto sett my hand seale the 23 of June Anno Dom. 1670.
Page 231 - It wheare as there are certaine writings drawne betweene my said wife & my son James Browne, bearing date 10 march 1672 : wherein on my wiues pt, all the houseing & land lying in Newbery, Giuen & bequeathed to my said wife, by her father John Cutting deceased in his last will & testament, are made ouer to my said son James Browne...
Page 94 - And for yc better securing of what shall be judged to be his right, he may be joyned together with his sister Lathrop in administration of ye said estate. And he shall as in duty bound pray, &c.
Page 110 - Cowes, & firewood for her necessary use to be paid for at the charge of my Two Sonns as it is here after expressed also I appoynt her to be my Executrix. It. I give my Son John Batchelor || my house I dwell in, after my wives decease || & twenty Acres of Land which I bought of John Scuder (except six Acres more or less as it is now...
Page 191 - ... of his backe. in colour, differinge from the other parts of his body we caused an incision to be made much bruised and Run with a gelly and the skin broke upon the outside of each buttocke.
Page 95 - Whereas it is expressed By my Honoured Brother Mr Ezekiel Cheeuer that my deare husband did not willingly take Sarah gott into his house but was perswaded & preuailed with by others to doe it, Humbly Requesting leaue, I shall humbly present the Honoured Court with the whole truth concerning this matter. When the childs mother was dead my husband...

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