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Page 163 - God and calling unto 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 into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth, to be buried In decent christian burial at the discretion of my executors. Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God.
Page 163 - Executors, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form : First, I give and bequeath to Phebe Melvin, my dearly beloved wife...
Page 164 - Executors by me in any wise 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...
Page 141 - No nobler gift of heart and brain, No life more white from spot or stain, Was e'er on Freedom's altar laid Than hers, the simple Quaker maid.
Page 132 - Sept. 21, 1682, SARAH FOSTER, " the widow and second wife of Reginald Foster, .who came to America in one of the vessels embargoed by King Charles I., accompanied by his wife Judith, five sons and two daughters, and settled in Ipswich, Mass., about 1638.
Page 141 - A man with caoutchouc endurance, A perfect gem for life insurance, A kind of maddened John the Baptist, To whom the harshest word comes aptest, Who, struck by stone or brick ill-starred, Hurls back an" epithet as hard, Which, deadlier than stone or brick, Has a propensity to stick. His oratory is like the scream Of the iron-horse's frenzied steam Which warns the world to leave wide space For the black engine's swerveless race.
Page 218 - Exeter the 21 feburary, 1710. A noat of dieburstsments. This are to Enformewhome it may Concern that francis Lyford of Exetter hade his Slope Imprest by Capt John perkins of Portsmouth and promised to pay six pound for the Runn of here to sacoe and from thence to picescataquack againe to bring away the distressed inhabitance whene the Indians were burning and destroying all About them William Jefry and thomas Lyford at the same time in said slope which ware About twenty one yeare since at the same...
Page 441 - Names of heads of families. Free white males of 16 years and upwards, including heads of families. Free white males under 16 years. Free white females, including heads of families. All other free persons.
Page 82 - It is the family tradition of the Cogswells now holding the ancient Cogswell possessions in Westbury, county of Wilts, England, that their ancestors came from the county of Essex, and were known as Coggeshall, with the various spellings appearing in the forms Cogshall, Coggeshall, Coggeshale, Cogcsholl, Cogeshole, Coggashael, Cogshol, Coxhall, Cockshall, and Coggshale.