Will of Henry Samson  (Original Spelling)


Duxburrow this 24th of the: 10th 1684


The Last Will and Testament of henery Sampson of Duxburrow;


In the Name of God Amen


Know all prsons whom it may Concerne that I henery Sampson being in my right understanding Doe thuse will and bequeth my estate to be Disposed of, after my Death


1 I Doe Comitt and Comend my soule to God that gave it mee whom I trust hath redemed it; and my body to the earth for a season; Desiering that I may be Decently buried;


2 It is my will that all prsonall Debts be payed out of my prsonal estate; and that my funerall Charges before any legacyes


3 I Doe Give and bequeath unto my son Stephen one third prte of my whole puchase of Land lying and being in the Township of Dartmouth;


4 I Doe Give unto my son John one thirds of my whole purchase of Lands lying and being within the Township of Dartmouth;


5 I Give and bequeath unto my son James the remaining prte of the other third of my Land lying within the Towneship of Dartmouth; That is thuse Joseph Russell is to have the Land which was my son Jameses sold to him the said Russell; and I signed it taken out of the Last third; and the remainder is that which I Doe bequeath to my son James for hee had the Mony for the Land that was sold to the abovsaid Russell;


6 I Doe further give and bequeath unto my son James one shilling;


7 I Doe give and bequeath unto my son Caleb one shilling;


8 I Doe Give unto my Daughter Elizabeth now the wife of Roberd Sprout one shilling;


9 I Doe Give and bequeath unto my Daughter hannah now the wife of Josias holmes one shillinge;


10 It: I Doe give and bequeath unto my Daughter Now the wife of John hanmore ten shillings;


11 I Doe Give and bequeath unto Mary my Daughter Now the wife of John Summers; one shillinge


12 I Doe give unto my Daughter Dorcas now the wife of Thomas Bony one shillinge


13 I Doe Constitute ordaine and appoint ; my son Stephen to be executor of this my Last Will and Testament to pay all my Debts and Legacyes and to receive all Dues;


14 It is my Desire that my trusty and honored frind mr Wiswall would be the overseer of this my last will and Testament; Thus Desireing to waite untill my Change shalbe; and that those that come after may be att Peace; I shall subscribe with my hand and seale the Day and yeer above expressed; signed and sealed in the prsence  of the witnesses:


Thomas Delano

Henery Sampson

Joseph Chandler his marke


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