The Berkshire, Vermont, Chaffees, and their descendants, 1801-1911: A short biography of Comfort Chaffee and his wife, Lucy Stow, early settlers of Berkshire, with a full record of their descendants for six generations, and also an account of the ancestry of Comfort and Lucy (Stow) Chaffee in nearly all lines to the immigrant ancestor, and in some lines to generations living in England

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The Gilpin printing company, 1911 - 164 pages
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Page 19 - I hereby appoint sole executrix of this my last will and testament ; hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
Page 2 - I came from England because I did not like the Lord-Bishops, but I cannot join with you because I would not be under the Lord-Brethren.
Page 10 - States, and for other purposes," approved the fourth day of July, eighteen hundred and thirty-six, shall not be withheld from any widow, in consequence of her having married after the decease of the husband for whose services she may claim to be allowed a pension or annuity under said act: Provided, That she was a widow at the time it was passed.
Page 8 - The term Combe, so common in the names of upland Villages, is usually applied to that unwatered portion of a valley, which forms its continuation beyond, and above the most elevated spring that issues into it; at this point, or spring head, the valley ends, and the Combe begins.
Page ix - Jan. 1. In England, from the 14th century till the change of style in 1752, the legal and ecclesiastical year began at March 25, though it was not uncommon in writing to reckon it from Jan 1.
Page 19 - I do make & ordain this my last will and testament in manner & form following that is to say, first...
Page 19 - Vermont being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind & memory do make & publish this my last will and testament in manner & form following that is to say...
Page 19 - Chaffee to be his last will & testament in presence of us who have hereunto wrote our names as witnesses in the presence of the testator...
Page 8 - Hugo," who is said by many of his English detractors to have been of "mean origin, and the son of a French churl," was the confidential adviser of Emma of Normandy, second wife of King Ethelred, and came to England in her train in the year 1002. It is a well-known historical fact that the constant incursions of the Danes, which marked that period, were secretly encouraged by the Queen, who detested the English and despised her husband, whom she had married purely from political motives. That her...
Page 4 - Nathaniel Chaffe served two terms as constable, was also a grand juryman, "tytheing man," etc. Nathaniel Chaffe bought and sold a goodly number of parcels of land, a full account of which is found in "The Chaffee Genealogy." His last deed was to his son, Noah, "for and in Consideration of Love, good Will & Affection which I have and do bear towards my youngest son Noah Chaffe of ye Town aforesaid who is yet with me and is to Dwell with me and take Care of Me and my wife and to provide for each all.

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