Estate of Marie Williams of Salem
Essex Probate Docket # None
The last will and testamt of Marie williams of Salem
widow bearing date the first day of the 8th month Anno 1654
I marie williams sick in bodie but of sound memorie praised be the lord doe make this my last will and testamt in manner and forme following viz:
Impr that wheras my late husband Georg williams deceased by his last will and testamt did giue and bequeath vnto me to ushes his dwelling housse &Certaine portain of land during my naturall life & one third pt of all the rest of his estate he died possessed in & out of wch third part I giue to Sara williams my daughter one halfe of the afforsaid third pt to be improved by the ouersyght of Thomas watson henerie skerrie and Jefferie Massey or any twoo of them for the vse and behove of the said Sara
Itm I giue and bequeath to mary Bishop my dauaghter the sume of five pounds
Itm I giue vnto Samuell silliams my sonne five pound
Itm I giue and bequeath to Joseph williams and Georg williams my sonnes and to bethia williams by daughter the remainder of my estate to be improued for the vse and behove of the same Joseph George & Bethia by the ffaithfullness and discrestion of the aforsaid watson Skerie & masey vntill Joseph & George shall acomplish the ag of twentie and one yeares sevuerallie and vntill the said Bethia shall acomplish or be otherwise disposed of in marriag.
Itm for my wearing aparell it is my will that for all my woollen Clothes the shalbe equallie diuided betwixt marie Bishope and sara williams and Bethia williams my daughters by equall portions in witnes of this my present will I haue hervnto put my hand the day and yeare aboue written:
marie williams her mark
"The Essex Antiquarian" Vol. VI, p. 23
Will of Mary Williams proved by Thomas Robins and Richard Bishop. The executors were Jeffery Massy, Herny Skerry, Sr., and Thomas Watson though named overseers. Inventory £131, 3s, 31/2d.
Inventory of the estate of Mary Williams, widow of George williams, taken 17 : 9 : 1654, by Elias Stilemand, jr, and Richard Bishop. Amount £131, 3s, 1/4 d. all personal
"The Essex Antiquarian" Vol. VIII, p. 87
The will of Marie Williams, widow of George Williams of Salem, was proved in the Salem court 28 : 9 : 1654. Copy was taken from the original on file in the office of the clerk of courts at Salem, volume II, leaf 148.
Source: See above.
Submitted by: Roseanne Montgomery
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