Estate of James HADLOCK, Sr. of Salem
Essex Probate Docket # None
In the name of God, Amen: the 14 day of November
1678: I JAMES HADLOCK Senior of Salem in the county of Essex in New Yorngland,
being sick in body but of perfect memory, thanks be to God, and calling to
mind the uncertain estate of this transitory life; Do make constitute ordain
and declair this my last will and stestament in mannor and form following.
I give and commit my soul unto Almight God, my Savior and Redeemer in whom and by the merits of Jesus Christ I trust and believe assuredly to be saved: And my body to be buried where my executor hereafter named shall appoint - And now for the settling of my temporal estate which God hath given me. Item. I give and bequeath unto my son JAMES HADLOCK the land he formerly improved from a tree standing at the end of the stone wall upon a line to the round hole in the swamp westerly containing about 4 acres - as also my gray mair and my muskat and sword.
Item - I give to my daughter, MARY, an acre of land joining to James his land on the southward side and also 5 pounds.
Item. I give to my daughter HANNAH 5 pounds.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter SARAH 5 pounds.
Item. I give to my daughter REBECCA 5 pounds.
Item. I give and bequeath to REBECCA my wife, my housing and land that is not above disposed of together with my goods, cattle and chattel which are not already bequeathed to enjoy and posses -- until my son JOHN comes of age, that is to say 21 years of age, that my son JOHN shall enjoy and possess the one-half of the imporved and half of the unimporved land, the house to remain to my wife during her natural life and at her decease the whole to redound_ to my son JOHN: and my will is that two daughters, HANNAH and SARAG shall receive one-half of their legacies to each fifty shilling within one year after my decease and the following year my daughter MARY to receive her whole legacies of five pounds and following year my two daughters -- before expressed to receive the other parts of their legacies to each fifty shillings and my will is that my daughter Rebecca shall be paid her legacy when she comes to the age of 18 years and my will is that my executrix and my executor shall see to the payment of the above said legacies.
Item. I constitute and ordain my wife and my son John my executrix and executor to this my last will and testament and whom as I have formerly sold to JOHN CAUME an acor of land, my will is that my son JOHN shall give him a legal conveyance of the same when he comes of age.
I request and desire my loving friend NATHANIEL INGERSOL and SAMUEL GIBBS to be my over seers.
The Mark of JAMES HADLOCK, Senior.
Signed and sealed in the presence of us:
Source: Typed will, source not known. Not listed in Essex Probate Index.
Submitted by: Karen Bush
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