Third Generation in
The grandchildren of John Washburn of
Plymouth Colony continued primarily in
Families of the Children of John2 Washburn and Elizabeth Mitchell
JohnA Washborne (3rd)
John1 Washburn (4th)
John2 Washburn (5th)
John3 Washburn (6th)
John3 Washburn (6th), eldest son of (43) John2 Washburn (5th), (28)
John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony,
married Rebecca2 Lapham,
daughter of Thomas1 and Mary
(Tilden) Lapham, of Scituate, MA,
on 16 Apr. 1679 in Bridgewater, MA,
and they lived in Bridgewater. She was baptized on 15 Mar. 1645 in
On 1 July
1697 John Washburn, of
(Lapham) Washburn died in ca. 1717 in
John Washburn and Rebecca Lapham had children:
+ 110 i Josiah4 Washburn, born on 11 Feb. 1679/80 in
+ 111 ii Lt. John4 Washburn (7th), born on 5 Apr. 1682 in
112 iii Joseph4 Washburn, born on 7 July 1683 in
+ 113 iv William4 Washburn, born on 16 Feb. 1686/7 in Bridgewater, married Experience Mann, possibly daughter of John and Alice (Bourne) Mann, on 13 Jan. 1715 in Bridgewater, and they also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 114 v Abigail4 Washburn, born on 2 June 1688 in
Leonard, son of John2
and Sarah Leonard, of Bridgewater, as his second wife,
on 21 Nov. 1717 in Bridgewater.
His first wife was (69)
Washburn, daughter of (45)
(Irish) Washburn. Josiah Leonard died testate in 1745 in
Thomas3 Washburn, second son of (43)
Washburn (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony,
in ca. 1648, married 1.) Deliverance2 Packard, daughter of Samuel1 and Elizabeth1 Packard, of
Washburn testate died in 1732 in
Thomas Washburn had children, all by Deliverance Packard:
+ 115 i Elisabeth4 Washburn, born ca. 1681 in
+ 116 ii Hepzibah4 Washburn, born ca. Dec. 1683 in Bridgewater, married John Hutchinson (Jr.), son of John and Hannah (Root) Hutchinson, of Lebanon, CT, on 29 Oct. 1708 in Bridgewater, and they lived in Lebanon and Salisbury, New London Co., CT. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
117 iii Nathaniel4 Washburn, born ca. 1686, called “eldest
son” in his father’s will in 1730, marriage not found. In June 1700 Nathaniel
Washbourne was dismissed of a charge of breach of the peace, with his
and in Sept. 1700 Nathaniel Washbourne of Bridgwater was sentenced to pay a
fine of £5 and court costs for “wearing womans apparell in the Publick meeting
house in time of exercise on the Lords Day.” On 23 July 1706 he purchased 100 acres of
+ 118 iv Thomas4 Washburn (Jr.), born say ca. 1688 in Bridgewater, called “second son” in his father’s will in 1730, married Elizabeth4 Howland, daughter of James3 and Mary (Lothrop) Howland, of Barnstable, MA, on 13 Apr. 1721 in Kingston, MA, and they moved to North Yarmouth, Maine, before 1729. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
119 v Patience4 Washburn, born ca. 1692 in Bridgewater, married William Valient[?] or Varcher[?] supposedly on 1 Jan. 1720 in New London, CT. She apparently died before March 1730, leaving children, whose names have not yet been found.
+ 120 vi Timothy4 Washburn, born say 1694 in Bridgewater, married Hannah (___), in ca. 1720, and they moved from Bridgewater to Coventry, CT, after 1725, then to Bolton, CT, by 1734. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 121 vii Deliverance4 Washburn, born say 1697 in Bridgewater, married Ephraim Jennings, son of Richard and Mary (Bassett) Jennings, of South Bridgewater, on 18 Feb. 1718/19 in Bridgewater, and they lived in Bridgewater, at least through 1728. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
Samuel3 Washburn, third son of (43)
Washburn (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony,
in ca. 1651, married Deborah2 Packard, daughter of Samuel1 and Elizabeth1 Packard,
in ca. 1677 in Bridgewater.
They settled also in
Washburn died testate on 24 Mar. 1720 in
Samuel Washburn and Deborah Packard had children:
+ 122 i Samuel4 Washburn (Jr.), born on 6 Apr. 1678 in
+ 123 ii Noah4 Washburn, born on 11 July 1682 in Bridgewater, married Elisabeth4 Shaw, daughter of Joseph3 and Judith (Whitmarsh) Shaw, on 25 Jan. 1709/10 in Bridgewater, and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 124 iii Israel4 Washburn, born on 24 Feb. 1683/4 in
+ 125 iv Capt. Nehemiah4 Washburn, born on 20 May 1686 in
+ 126 v Capt. Benjamin4 Washburn, born in ca. 1688 in Bridgewater, married Bethiah Kingman, daughter of Henry and Bethiah (Howard) Kingman, on 11 Feb. 1713/4 in Bridgewater, and they lived in “South Bridgewater.” (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 127 vi Hannah4 Washburn, born in ca. 1689 in Bridgewater, married Ensign John2 Keith, son of Rev. James1 and Susanna2 (Edson) Keith, of Bridgewater, on 18 Apr. 1711 in Bridgewater, and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
Joseph3 Washburn, fourth son of (43)
(5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony,
supposedly on 7 July 1653,
Latham, daughter of Robert1 and Susanna2 (Winslow) Latham,
in ca. 1677.
She was born say ca. 1658, a granddaughter of John1 and Mary2 (Chilton) Winslow.
Mary Chilton had come to Plymouth Colony aboard the “Mayflower” in 1620,
with her parents, James1 and
Joseph Washburn was a blacksmith, and they lived in
On 9 Sept.
1678 Joseph Washburn, with consent of his father, John Washburn, exchanged with
Nicholas Byram Jr., of Bridgewater, meadow lands in Bridgewater, witnessed by
John Washburn, Nicholas Byram Sr., Samuel Allen, and John Cary.
On 13 July 1687 Joseph Washburn, of
(Latham) Washburn died sometime around 1725/6, because on the Apr. 1726 deed
from Joseph Washburn to his son Edward, she did not sign her release of dower,
as on previous deeds. Joseph Washburn died on 20 Apr. 1733 in
Joseph Washburn and Hannah Latham had children, order uncertain:
+ 128 i Miles4 Washburn, born in ca. 1677/8 in Bridgewater, married Susanna Perry, daughter of Benjamin and Dinah (Swift) Perry, of Sandwich, MA, in ca. 1722, and they moved to Amenia, Oblong District, Dutchess Co., NY, in ca. 1750. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 129 ii Hephzibah4 Washburn, born in ca. 1681 in Bridgewater, married Benjamin Leach, Esq., son of Giles and Anne (Nokes) Leach, of West Bridgewater, on 8 Sept. 1702 in Bridgewater, and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 130 iii Jonathan4 Washburn, born in ca. 1683 in
+ 131 iv Joseph4 Washburn (Jr.), born ca. 1686 in Bridgewater, married Hannah Johnson, daughter of Isaac and Abigail (Leavitt) (Lazell) Johnson, in ca. 1715, and they moved to Middletown, Hartford Co., CT, in ca. 1739, then to Leicester, Worcester Co., MA, in 1745. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 132 v Mary4 Washburn, born ca. 1689 in
+ 133 vii Ebenezer4 Washburn, born in ca. 1693 in Bridgewater, married Patience Miles, daughter of Stephen and Patience (Wheeler) Miles, on 29 June 1721 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT, and they lived in New Milford and Kent, CT. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 134 xi Ephraim4 Washburn, born ca. 1695 in Bridgewater, married Mary Polden/Polland, daughter of John and Lydia3 (Tilson) Polden/Polland, on 13 Jan. 1725/6 in Plymouth, MA, and they lived in Plympton. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 135 viii Rebecca4 Washburn, born in ca. 1697 in
+ 136 iii Edward4 Washburn, born in ca. 1699 in Bridgewater, married Judith4 Rickard, daughter of Eleazer3 and Sarah3 (Eaton) Rickard, of Plympton, MA, on 20 Apr. 1732 in Plympton, and they lived in Plympton, MA, and East Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 137 ix Hannah4 Washburn, born say ca. 1701 in Bridgewater, probably married Zechariah “Zachary” Whitmarsh, son of Ezra and Bathsheba (Richards) Whitmarsh, of Weymouth, MA, on 28 Jan. 1729/30 in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 138 x Benjamin4 Washburn, born say ca. 1703 in
Jonathan3 Washburn, fifth son of (43)
Washburn (5th), (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony,
in ca. 1655, married Mary Vaughan, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Hinchman)
Vaughan, of Scituate and Middleborough, MA,
probably in Middleborough. She was baptized on 1 July 1660 in
In June 1705 Jonathan Washbourn appeared before the Plymouth County Court to answer for “his outrageous actions and threatning speaches att the house of John Haward of Bridgwater,” for which he pleaded not guilty, but was found guilty by the jury, and fined 20 shillings, plus court costs, and was ordered to “stand bound with suretyes for the peace and his good behaviour” until the next court term.
Washburn died intestate in ca. Jan. 1726 in
Jonathan Washburn and Mary Vaughan had children:
+ 139 i Elisabeth4 Washburn, born on 12 Oct. 1684 in Bridgewater, married Lt. John3 Benson, son of Joseph2 and Sarah Benson, of Hull, MA, on 4 Dec. 1710 in Bridgewater, and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 140 ii Josiah4 Washburn, born on 12 May 1686 in
+ 141 iii Benjamin4 Washburn, born on 17 Jan. 1687/8 in Bridgewater, married Martha Kingman, daughter of Henry and Bethiah (Howard) Kingman, on 6 Aug. 1729 in Bridgewater, and they also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 142 iv Ebenezer4 Washburn, born on
23 Feb. 1690 in
+ 143 v Martha4 Washburn, born on 27 Feb. 1692 in Bridgewater, married Edward Martin, son of Ephraim and Thankful (Bullock) Martin, of Rehoboth, MA, as his second wife, on 19 Jan. 1731/2 in Rehoboth, and they lived in Rehoboth. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 144 vi Joanna4 Washburn, born on 12 Oct. 1693 in Bridgewater, probably married Samuel Hackett, of Raynham, MA, on 23 Sept. 1736 in Bridgewater, and lived in Middleborough, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
146 viii Nathan4 Washburn, born on 29 Jan. 1699 in
+ 147 ix Jonathan4 Washburn (Jr.), born on 29 Aug. 1700 in
+ 148 x Cornelius4 Washburn, born on 6 May 1702 in
+ 149 xi Mary4 Washburn, born say 1704 in
(62.) Mary3 Washburn, eldest daughter of (43) John2 Washburn (5th), (28)
John1 (4th); born probably in Bridgewater, Plymouth
Colony, in 1661,
Kinsley (Jr.), son of Samuel2 and Hannah (Brackett) Kinsley,
in ca. 1689.
He was born on 6 Aug. 1662 in
On 10 Sept.
1694 John Washburne, Thomas Washburne, Joseph Washburne, Jonathan Washburne,
James Washburne, Edward Seele, Samuel Kinsley, William Orcutt, and Sarah
Washburne, all of
Kinsley he died intestate on 17 Dec. 1713 in
Mary Washburn and Samuel Kinsley had children, order uncertain:
+ 150 i Hannah4 Kinsley, born ca. 1690, called “eldest daughter” in the distribution of her father’s estate in 1722, married Capt. Edward3 Hayward, Esq., son of Deacon Joseph2 and Hannah2 (Mitchell) Hayward, of Bridgewater, on 2 Feb. 1713/14 in Norton, MA, and they lived in Easton, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 151 ii Sarah4 Kinsley, born ca. 1691, called “second daughter” in the distribution of her father’ estate in 1722, married Josiah4 Hayward, son of Nathaniel3 and Elisabeth (Crossman) Hayward (Jr.), of East Bridgewater, on 19 July 1715 in Bridgewater, and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 152 iii Samuel4 Kinsley (3rd), born ca. 1693,
administrator of his father’s estate, and called “eldest son” in the
distribution of his father's estate in 1722, married Mary Packard[?] in ca.
and they lived in
+ 153 iv Mary4 Kinsley, born ca. 1697, called “third daughter” in the distribution of her father’s estate in 1722, married Capt. Thomas3 Willis, son of Benjamin2 and Susanna (Whitman) Willis, on 18 Dec. 1716 in Bridgewater, and they lived in Easton, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 154 v Benjamin4 Kinsley, born on 16 May 1701 in Easton, called “second son” in the distribution of his father’s estate in 1722, married Priscilla Manley, daughter of Thomas and Lydia (Field) Manley, of Easton, on 9 Apr. 1732 in Easton, and they also lived in Easton. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 155 vi Susanna4 Kinsley, born ca. 1703, called “fourth daughter” in the distribution of her father’s estate in 1722, married Samuel4 Packard (4th), son of Samuel3 and Elisabeth3 (Edson) Packard (3rd), on 22 July 1729 in West Bridgewater, and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 156 vii Abigail4 Kinsley, born ca. 1705, called “fifth
daughter” in the distribution of her father’s estate in 1722. Her brother,
Samuel Kinsley, was appointed as her guardian on 5 Mar. 1721/2,
and she married William4
Hayward, son of Joseph3
+ 157 viii Bethiah4 Kinsley, born ca. 1707, called “sixth
and youngest daughter” in the distribution of her father’s estate in 1722. Her
brother, Samuel Kinsley, was appointed as her guardian on 5 Mar. 1721/2,
and she married William3
Brett, son of Deacon Nathaniel2 and Sarah (
(63.) Elizabeth3 Washburn, second daughter of (43) John2 Washburn (5th), (28)
John1 (4th); born probably in
Sealley died testate in 1699 in
Elizabeth Washburn had 3 children by James Howard and 2 more sons by Edward Selee:
+ 158 i Elizabeth3 Howard, born on 16 Jan. 1685/6 in Bridgewater, married Thomas Buck (Jr.), probably son of Thomas and Mary (Turner) Buck, of Scituate, MA, on 18 Dec. 1712 in Bridgewater, and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 160 iii Dr. James3 Howard (Jr.), born on 26 Jan. 1689/90 in
+ 161 iv Benjamin Selee, born on 5 Mar. 1693 in Bridgewater, settled in Easton, MA, and married Sarah Lane, possibly widow of John Lane, of Norton, MA, on 11 Dec. 1718 in Norton. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 162 v John Selee, born on 10 Apr. 1697 in Bridgewater, married Hannah Briggs, daughter of Clement and Elizabeth (Field) Briggs, of Easton, on 12 Jan. 1723/4 in Norton, MA, and also lived in Easton. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
(64.) Jane3 Washburn, third daughter of (43) John2 Washburn (5th), (28)
John1 (4th); born probably in Bridgewater, Plymouth
Colony, in ca. 1670,
married William Orcutt (Jr.), son of William and Mary (Lane) Orcutt,
of Scituate, MA, in ca. 1691.
He was born in ca. 1664,
(Washburn) Orcutt died by 1698, possibly as early as 1695, and William Orcutt
remarried to Hannah Smith on 21 Sept. 1698 in
William Orcutt (Jr.) had probably 2 children by Jane Washburn and at least 5 more children by Hannah Smith:
+ 163 i Joanna Orcutt, born ca. 1692 in Bridgewater,
Edson, son of Joseph2
and Experience[?] Edson, on 14 July 1715 in
+ 164 ii Elisabeth Orcutt, born ca. 1695 in Bridgewater, married Ebenezer French, son of Joseph and Experience (Foster) French, on 31 Jan. 1716/17 in Bridgewater, and they also lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
165 iii Caleb Orcutt, born, say 1699 in Bridgewater, presumably a son of
William Orcutt by his second wife, Hannah Smith, married Mehitabel Harvey,
possibly daughter of Rev. Thomas and Elizabeth2 (Willis) Harvey,
on 24 Jan. 1738 in Bridgewater.
Her father was supposedly an Episcopal Clergyman, and her mother was a daughter
of Deacon John1
and Elizabeth (Hodgkins) (Palmer) Willis.
They moved to Stafford, Tolland Co., CT, and had he died on 16 Nov. 1758 in
Orcutt, born on 16 Nov. 1739 in
Orcutt, born on 14 July 1741 in Stafford,
supposedly married John Belding on 22 Mar. 1770 in
c. Caleb Orcutt
(Jr.), born on 8 Aug. ca. 1744 in Stafford,
married Chloe Parker, daughter of Nehemiah and Bethiah (Bassett) Parker, of
Willington, CT, on 30 Oct. 1766 in Willington,
and they lived in Willington. She was born on 26 June 1746 in
d. Josiah Orcutt,
born on 2 Mar. ca. 1746 in
Orcutt, born on 26 May ca. 1750 in
+ 166 iv Jane Orcutt, born ca. 1703 in Bridgewater, married Joshua Warren, of North Bridgewater, on 10 May 1725 in West Bridgewater, MA, and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
167 v Deliverance Orcutt, born in 1707 in
168 vi Martha Orcutt, born ca. 1710 in
169 vii Moses Orcutt, born ca. 1713 in
married Mercy Allen, daughter of Nathaniel and Bethiah (Conant) Allen,
on 30 May 1739 in Bridgewater.
He died intestate on 22 Oct. 1748 in
a. Moses Orcutt
(Jr.), died on 7 June 1740 in
b. Hannah Orcutt, died unmarried, and was buried in the same grave with her father.
youngest son of (43) John2 Washburn (5th), (28)
John1 (4th); born in
(Bowden) Washburn died on
James Washburn and Mary Bowden had children:
+ 170 i Mary4 Washburn, born on 28 Oct. 1694 in Bridgewater, married William Snow (3rd), son of William and Naomi (Whitman) Snow (Jr.), of Bridgewater, on 8 Nov. 1722 in Bridgewater, and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
171 ii Anna4 Washburn, born on 1 Feb. 1695/6 in Bridgewater,
was apparently unmarried in 1747 in her father’s will, and probably never
married, but she had a child born out‑of‑wedlock by Isaac4 Hayward, son of Nathaniel3 and Elizabeth3 (Crossman) Hayward
(Jr.), of East Bridgewater,
on 9 Nov. 1726.
In July 1727 Anah Washburn of Bridgwater, “Singlewoman” was presented in court
for having a “bastard child” on the “9th Day of November Last,” to
which she confessed, and was ordered to pay a fine of £4. At the same time she
accused Isaac Hayward of Bridgwater, husbandman, of being the father.
+ 172 iii James4 Washburn (Jr.), born on 6 Oct. 1698 in
+ 173 iv Edward4 Washburn, born on
+ 174 v Moses4 Washburn, born on 9 Sept. 1702 in Bridgewater, married Hannah5 Cushman, daughter of Robert4 and Persis (Lewis) Cushman, on 23 May 1727 in Kingston, MA, and they moved to Taunton, MA, then to Dartmouth, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 175 vi Gideon4 Washburn, born on
+ 176 vii Sarah4 Washburn, born on 2 Oct. 1706 in Bridgewater, married Henry Caswell, probably of Taunton, son of Samuel and Ruth (Babbitt) Caswell, on 11 May 1738 in Bridgewater, and they probably lived in Taunton. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 177 viii Martha4 Washburn, born on 10 Jan. 1708/9 in
+ 178 ix Elisabeth4 Washburn, born on 5 Apr. 1710 in Bridgewater, married Elisha Hayward (Jr.), son of Elisha and Experience (Harvey) Hayward, of Bridgewater, on 7 Oct. 1740 in Bridgewater, and they lived in West Bridgewater, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
Sarah3 Washburn, youngest daughter of (43) John2 Washburn (5th), (28)
John1 (4th); born in
Sarah Washburn and John Ames had children:
+ 179 i Elisabeth Ames, born on 9 Dec. 1697 in Bridgewater, married Joseph4 Bassett, son of William3 and Sarah (Sweetland) Bassett, of West Bridgewater, in 1724 in Boston, MA, and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
180 ii John Ames (3rd),
born on 19 Mar. 1700/1 in Bridgewater,
Packard, daughter of Israel3 and Hannah Packard,
on 3 or 9 June 1726 in Bridgewater.
She was born on
+ 181 iii Sarah Ames, born on
182 iv Abigail Ames, born on
+ 183 v Jonathan Ames, born on 10 June 1707 in Bridgewater, married Kezia Tinkham, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Staples) Tinkham, of Middleborough, on 17 Nov. 1757 in Bridgewater, and they lived in Bridgewater. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
184 vi Deborah Ames, born on
+ 185 vii Daniel Ames, born on
+ 186 viii Benjamin Ames, born on
Families of the Children of Philip2 Washburn and Elizabeth Irish
JohnA Washborne (3rd)
John1 Washburn (4th)
Deacon John3 Washburn
(67.) Elizabeth3 Washburn, eldest daughter of (45) Philip2 Washburn, (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury or Bridgewater,
Plymouth Colony, in say 1664, married Joseph3 Amory, of Little Compton, Plymouth Colony,
son of Rebecca2
Amory, possibly by her third husband, Daniel Eaton, in ca. 1682.
They lived in Little Compton, Bristol Co., MA, in what became part of
was a grandson of Anthony1 Amory/Emery, of
1704 John Washborne, of
was a weaver, and died on 31 Jan. 1711/12, possibly at sea. His widow,
Elizabeth Amory, was granted administration of his estate, presented his
inventory on 7 Feb. 1711/12, and his estate was settled by her on
Joseph Amory and Elizabeth Washburn had children, order uncertain:
+ 188 i Patience4 Amory, born ca. 1682,
Grinnell/Greenhill, son of Daniel2 and Mary2 (Wordell) Grinnell/Greenhill,
on 25 May 1704 in Little Compton or
189 ii Rebecca Amory, died on
+ 190 iii Daniel4 Amory, born on 24 Aug. 1695 in Little Compton, married Lydia Horswell, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Horswell, of Little Compton, on 24 Dec. 1721 in Tiverton, and they lived in Portsmouth, RI. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
191 iv John4 Amory, probably born after 1704, since he
was not named in the will of Daniel Eaton, married Judith4 Briggs, daughter
(Fobes) Briggs, of Little Compton, in 1731,
and they lived in Newport, RI. She was born on
192 v Elizabeth4 “Eliza” Amory, probably born after
1704, married Aaron Sheffield, son of Amos and Sarah (Davis) Sheffield, of Tiverton, RI, on 21 Sept. 1731 in Little
He was born on
Sheffield, born on
193 vi Esther Amory, probably born after 1704, marriage not found.
Deacon John3 Washburn, only son of (45)
Washburn, (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury or
1704 John Washborne, of
On 8 Dec. 1708 John Washburn, of Plymouth, sold to Samuel Bradford, of Duxbury, 20 acres of land in Duxbury “upon which my honoured grandfather John Irish, deceased, formerly dwelt being near Duxborough Mill and commonly known by the name of Irish’s Orchard.”
(Billington) Washburn’s brother Seth Billington, of Middleborough, died unmarried
and intestate in 1718, and his estate was settled upon Samuel Warren, who had
married his sister, Eleanor Billington, with Samuel Warren to pay the other
heirs of Seth Billington for their shares of the estate, namely Isaac
Billington, Desire Bonney, the children of Lydia Washburn, deceased, and Mary
On 22 Sept. 1721 Francis Adams, of Plymouth, clothier, was appointed as
guardian of the 7 children of John and Lydia (Billington) Washburn, namely
Ichabod, Elisha, Ephraim, Barnabas, Jabez, Ebenezer, and Thankfull Washburn,
with John Washburn, of Plymouth, as surety, in order to receive their inheritance
in Seth Billington’s estate from Samuel Warren.
Deacon John Washburn was still living as proven by the several deeds of land in
In 1721 John
Washburn and Jacob Mitchell, of
Washburn died probably on
Deacon John Washburn had children, all by Lydia Billington:
+ 194 i John4 Washburn (Jr.), born on 19 Apr. 1699 in Plymouth, married Abigail (Phillips) Johnson, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Thomas) Phillips, of Marshfield, MA, and widow of Josiah Johnson, of Scituate, in ca. 1727, and they lived in Plymouth, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 195 ii Ichabod4 Washburn, born on 7 Feb. 1700/1 in Plymouth, married Bethiah Phillips, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Thomas) Phillips, of Marshfield, on 2 June 1725 in Marshfield, and they lived in Kingston and Norton, MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
+ 196 iii Marsey/Mercy4 Washburn, born on 21 Apr. 1702 in
+ 197 iv Elisha4 Washburn, born on 5 Nov. 1703 in
+ 198 v Ephraim4 Washburn, born on 6 June 1705 in
+ 199 vi Barnabas4 Washburn, born on 12 Feb. 1706/7 in
+ 200 vii Deacon Jabez4 Washburn, born on 10 Apr. 1708 in
+ 201 viii Ebenezer4 Washburn, born on 18 Aug. 1709 in
+ 202 ix Thankfull4 Washburn, born on 24 Feb. 1714/15 in Plymouth, married John3 Adams, son of Francis2 and Mary (Buck) Adams, on 22 Mar. 1739/40 in Kingston, MA, and they also lived in Kingston. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
203 x (Unnamed child), stillborn in Sept. 1716 in
Washburn, second daughter of (45)
(28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury or Bridgewater,
Plymouth Colony, ca. 1678, married Josiah3 Leonard, son of John2
on 1 Nov. 1699 in Bridgewater.
He was born say ca. 1678 in
1704 John Washborne, of
(Washburn) Leonard died in ca. 1716, and Josiah Leonard remarried to (114) Abigail4 Washburn, daughter
of (56) John3 and Rebecca2 (Lapham) Washburn
(6th), on 21 Nov. 1717 in
On 12 July
1727 Josiah Leonard deeded land in
Leonard died testate in 1745 in
Josiah Leonard probably had 6 children by Margery Washburn, and 2 more children by Abigail Washburn, order uncertain:
+ 204 i John4 Leonard, born ca. 1700, married Naomi Curtis on 23 Nov. 1732 in West Bridgewater, and they moved to Sutton, Worcester Co., MA, by 1741, then to Douglas, Worcester Co., MA, in 1747. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
205 ii Elizabeth4 Leonard,
born ca. 1703,
married 1.) (172) James4 Washburn (Jr.), son of (65) James3
+ 206 iii Mary4 Leonard, born ca. 1705, married Daniel Harrington (3rd), of Marlborough, MA, son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Warren) Harrington (Jr.), of Watertown, MA, on 10 Jan. 1732/3 in Bridgewater, and they probably lived in Marlborough, Middlesex Co., MA. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
208 v Josiah4 Leonard (Jr.), born ca. 1710,
Washburn, daughter of (110)
on 24 Jan. 1739/40 in
+ 209 vi Ezekiel4 Leonard, born ca. 1712, possibly married Joanna Hudson, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Orcutt) Hudson, on 29 May 1732 in Southborough, Worcester Co., MA, and they lived in Southborough. (Continued in Plymouth Generation 4.)
[See Plymouth Generation 4 for the 2 children of Josiah Leonard and Abigail Washburn.]
(70.) Mary3 Washburn, youngest daughter of (45) Philip2 Washburn, (28) John1 (4th); born probably in Duxbury or Bridgewater,
Plymouth Colony, in say 1681, married Daniel3 Pratt, son of Benajah2 and Persis2 (Dunham) Pratt,
as his second wife, on 1 Oct. 1706 in Plymouth.
He was born in ca. 1680,
a grandson of Joshua1 and Bathsheba
1704 John Washborne, of
(Washburn) Pratt died on 12 Jan. 1709/10 in
Daniel Pratt died testate on 7 May 1739 in Plympton, aged 58 years. His will was dated 30 Mar. 1739, and probated on 18 May 1739, and he named his wife Annes, sons Benjamin, James, Joshua, Nathaniel and Jabez Pratt, daughter Easter, wife of John Howard, and daughter Sarah, wife of Joshua Donham. He appointed his wife Annis as executrix, with son Benjamin to assist her. The will was witnessed by Mr. Othniel Campbell, Joseph Perkins, and Joseph Lucas. (See Appendix Ð for a full transcription of his will.)
Mary Washburn had 2 children by Daniel Pratt:
+ 210 i Benjamin4 Pratt, born in 1707 in Plympton,
Rickard, daughter of John4 and Sarah Rickard (3rd),
211 ii Esther4 Pratt, born on 30 Mar. 1709 in Plympton, was apparently hoping to marry John Price, of Plymouth, in 1728, but her father refused his consent for bans to be published, and she instead married John Howard before 1739. Children not found.
© 2002 John A.
 Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1916, 2 volumes, [hereinafter Bridgewater VRs], Vol. 1, p. 330, taken from his gravestone inscription in the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater.
 Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 574; Latham, Williams, Epitaphs in Old Bridgewater, Massachusetts, 1882, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1986, [hereinafter Latham, Epitaphs], p. 66, “died about 1717, her age is unknown,” the first person buried in the Old Graveyard, Bridgewater, “and wife of the donor of the ground.”
 Mitchell, Nahum, History of the Early Settlement of of Bridgewater, in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Boston, 1840, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1983, [hereinafter Mitchell, History of Bridgewater], p. 323, says he had Josiah 1680, John 1682, Joseph 1683, William 1686, Abigail 1688, Rebeckah, and perhaps other children.
 Wakefield, Robert S., “The Tilson Family of Plymouth Colony,” The American Genealogist, Vol. 69, No. 1, [Jan. 1994], [hereinafter Wakefield, “The Tilson Family”], p. 38-39; Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 743; MF5G: Cooke, p. 243.
 Wood, Ralph V., Jr., Francis Cooke of the Mayflower, The First Five Generations, published as Volume 12 of “Mayflower Families Through Five Generations,” Picton Press, Rockport, ME, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Cooke], p. 101.
 Wakefield, Robert S., Sherman, Robert Moody, and Vincent, Verle Delano, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Fifteen: Family of James Chilton, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1997, [hereinafter MF5G: Chilton], pp. 21, 58.
 Konig, David Thomas, ed., Plymouth Court Records 1686-1859, 16 Volumes, Pilgrim Society, May 1978, republished on a CD-ROM, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 2002, [hereinafter Plymouth Co. Court Records], Vol. 1, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 6, p. 160.
 Vital Records of Kingston, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1911, [hereinafter Kingston VRs], p. 295, under “Warshburn;” Plymouth VRs, p. 177, marriage intentions recorded 18 Feb. 1720/21 in Plymouth.
 MF5G: Cooke, p. 249, gives her husband’s name as William Valient, the source noted as Diary of Joshua Hempstead of New London, Connecticut, Covering a Period of Forty-Seven Years From September 1711 to November 1758, New London Historical Society, New London, CT, 1901, reprinted in 1985, p. 94, which lists the marriage intentions as being recorded on 29 Nov. 1719. The marriage date is from the I.G.I. Marriage Index, which lists her husband’s name as William Varcher, the source being an FHL [Family History Library] patron family group sheet, taken from microfilm #0820401.
 MF5G: Cooke, p. 249. The will of Thomas Washburn mentioned “to my Daughter Patience’s Children Twelve pence apiece their Mother having Received her Portion before her death.” No children are listed in the I.G.I. Birth Records for either William Varcher and wife Patience or William Valient and wife Patience.
 Merrick, Barbara Lambert, and Alicia Crane Williams, Middleborough, Massachusetts, Vital Records, The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Boston, Volume One: 1986, Volume Two: 1990, [hereinafter Middleborough VRs], Vol. 1, p. 25.
 His date of birth from Sherman, Robert Moody, and Vincent, Verle Delano, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 2: James Chilton of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 1978, p. 32; MF5G: Cooke, p. 73; MF5G: Chilton, p. 32, which gives his birth as Duxbury ca. 1652. I don’t know where this date comes from originally.
 Brownson, Lydia B. (Phinney), and Maclean W. McLean, “Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass. (c.1625-1689),” Genealogies of Mayflower Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. III, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1985, p. 9-11; MF5G: Chilton, p. 90.
 Joseph Washburn left no will, nor were the births of his children recorded in the vital records. Mary was not a daughter of Joseph’s brother John Washburn (6th) because she didn’t join in signing the 1724 quitclaim to John Washburn (7th.) Mary was not a daughter of Joseph’s brother Thomas Washburn because she was not named in Thomas’ 1730 will. Mary was not a daughter of Joseph’s brother Samuel Washburn because she was not named in Samuel’s 1720 will, even though Thomas Perkins purchased land from Samuel Washburn’s son Benjamin Washburn in 1744. Mary was probably not a daughter of Joseph’s brother Jonathan Washburn because she was not named in the division of the estate of Jonathan’s son Ebenezer Washburn, who died unmarried in 1727. Mary was not a daughter of Joseph’s brother James Washburn because James’ daughter Mary Washburn married William Snow, as proven by James’ 1747 will. Thus, the only Washburn left to have been the father of Mary was Joseph Washburn, whose sons we know from various deeds, but whose daughters we are unsure of.
 Van Antwerp, Lee Douglas, and Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Nine, Family of Francis Eaton, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1996, [hereinafter MF5G: Eaton], pp. 14, 39, for the maiden name of Sarah, wife of Eleazer Rickard; MF5G: Chilton, p. 95; MF5G: Cooke, p. 262; Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 624, which don’t give the maiden name of Sarah.
 Bridgewater VRs, Vol. 2, p. 386; Vital Records of Weymouth, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1910, 2 Volumes, [hereinafter Weymouth VRs], Vol. 2, p. 207, marriage intentions recorded 28 Dec. 1729 in Weymouth; Roser, Susan E., Mayflower Marriages From the Files of George Ernest Bowman, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1990, [hereinafter Roser, Mayflower Marriages], p. 122.
 Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22024; Bristol Co. Probate Vol. 5, p. 455; Bristol County Probate Records, from FHL microfilm #0577879, from the file titled “Jonathan Washburn, Taunton, 1727.” Mary signed by her mark, “N.”
 Westgate, Alice Wilma Andrews, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 2: Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1978, [hereinafter MF5G: Rogers], pp. 200, 298; Merrick, Barbara Lambert, “Which Josiah Washburn Married Sarah Richmond?”, The Mayflower Quarterly, Vol. 48, pp. 12-17; MF5G: Cooke, p. 265.
 Arnold, James N., Vital Records of Rehoboth, 1642-1896, Providence, RI, 1897, [hereinafter Rehoboth VRs], p. 239: marriage of Ephraim Martin and Thankful Bullock on 6 Dec. 1699 in Rehoboth; MF5G: Cooke, p. 266.
Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, New England
Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1929, [hereinafter Taunton VRs], Vol. 2,
p. 498, “in Norton;” Vital Records of Attleborough, Massachusetts, To the
End of the Year 1849, The Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1934, [hereinafter
Attleborough VRs], p. 596; Vital Records of Norton, Massachusetts, To the
Year 1850, New England Historic Genealogical Society,
 Bowman, George Ernest, Pilgrim Notes & Queries, Vol. 3, No. 7, [Nov. 1915], p. 102, letter from Thomas Mitchell, of Amsterdam, to his uncle Experience Mitchell, in Duxbury, dated 24 July 1662, which mentions the recent birth of a daughter to his cousin Elizabeth and her six sons, referring to the news relayed in a letter he had received from his uncle dated 23 Apr. 1661, so Mary Washburn was probably born shortly before 23 Apr. 1661.
 Bates, Samuel A., Records of the Town of Braintree, 1640-1793, Randolph, MA, 1886, [hereinafter Bates, Braintree Records], p. 819, “Samuel Kingsly son of Samuel & Hanna born, 6. 6. 1662”; MF5G: Cooke, p. 108.
 “Easton, Massachusetts, Bristol County, Births, Deaths and Marriages by Families, 1697-1847,” from FHL microfilm #1059951, a transcription of the entire town vital records from the incorporation of the town of Easton to about 1843 made in 1880 by Geo. G. Withington, Easton town clerk, [hereinafter Easton VRs], p. 10.
England Historic Genealogical
 Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #17769, Vol. 1, p. 303. The inventory was valued at £122 13s, and Elizabeth Sealley, relict and widdow of Edward Sealley, gave her oath to the inventory on 25 May 1699.
Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 192, says James Howard and
Elizabeth Washburn had
Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 249, gives William Orcutt only one
wife, and says he had Moses, Caleb, Joanna,
 Tilton, Jan, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Stafford 1719-1850, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2002, [hereinafter Tilton, Barbour Index of Stafford VRs], p. 118, taken from Vol. 2, p. 6, of the Stafford Town Records.
 Greater Omaha Genealogical Society, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Willington, 1727-1851, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 2002, [hereinafter Barbour Index of Willington VRs], p. 171, taken from Vol. B, p. 18, of the Willington Town Records.
 Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #22005; Vol. 11, p. 236. The recorded will is apparently all that currently exists, and the clerk may have made an error in recording the names of the children of James’ deceased son James. The son recorded as “Josiah Washburne” appears to have been actually named “Jonah Washburn” from other records to be discussed under the family of James Washburn (Jr.)
 Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 177; the maiden name of his wife from the FHL Ancestral File, and the I.G.I., but the marriage record of Nathaniel Hayward and Elizabeth Crossman was not found in the vital records of Bridgewater or Taunton.
Sherman, Robert M., and Robert S. Wakefield, “Robert Sprout of
Sherman, Robert M., and Robert S. Wakefield, “Robert Sprout of
 Bates, Braintree Records, p. 749, marriage record of “Hezekiah Thayer & Christian Thayer both of this Town, November 3rd 1729;” p. 771, “Darcos Thayer ye Daughter of Hezekiah Thayer & Christian his wife was born August 20th 1734;” MF5G: Cooke, p. 287.
 Rounds, H.L. Peter, Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate Records, 1687-1745, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1987, [hereinafter Rounds, Bristol County Probates, Vol. 1], p. 30; Bristol Co. Probate, Vol. 2, pp. 97‑99.
 Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, Little Compton, R.I., 1967, [hereinafter Wilbour, Little Compton Families], p. 268, under “Emery.” Wilbour lists this family under both “Amory” and “Emery.”
 Arnold, James N., Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636=1850, Volume 4, Part VI, Little Compton, Providence, RI, 1893, [hereinafter Little Compton VRs], p. 5; Arnold, James N., Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636=1850, Volume 4, Part VII, Tiverton, Providence, RI, 1893, [hereinafter Tiverton VRs], p. 6.
 Little Compton VRs, pp. 9, 71, marriage intentions recorded 11 Feb. 1738 in Little Compton between Jeremiah Wilcox, of Dartmouth, and Judeth Briggs [sic], of Little Compton; Wilbour, Little Compton Families, p. 59, which gives the dates of both marriage intentions for Judith Briggs, but omits the name of her first husband.
Little Compton VRs, p. 54: marriage of Amos Sheffield and Sarah ____ on
 Hodge, Harriet W., Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume Five, John Billington of the Mayflower, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1991, [hereinafter MF5G: Billington], pp. 60, 43-44.
 The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 16, p. 85, “Desre [sic] the Wife of John Woshbon Deceased September 23d 1716 being Delevered then of a child both Deceased;” Plymouth VRs, p. 137; MF5G: Billington, p. 60.
 Davis, William T., Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, reprint, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1994, originally published as Part II of Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth, Boston, 1899, [hereinafter Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families], p. 47, under Edward Bumpass.
 Plymouth Co. Probate Docket #21961, Vol. 4, pp. 288‑291. Ichabod, Elisha, Ephraim and Barnabas were under 21, but above the age of 14, and chose Francis Adams to be their guardian, the rest were under 14.
Plymouth Co. Court Records, Vol. 2, General Sessions of the Peace, Session 7,
Dec. 1721, Mar. 1721/22, June 1722, and Sept. 1722, pp. 47, 50, 56, 59. The
road was apparently supposed to lead to the farm of Mr. Charles Little at
Kingston VRs, p. 390, buried in the Old Burying Ground in
 Sherman, Robert M., and Ruth Wilder Sherman, Vital Records of Marshfield, Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island, 1970, [hereinafter Marshfield VRs], p. 144.
 By the dates of their marriages or their ages at death, it appears that all the children of Josiah Leonard were most likely born before 1717 except Nathan and Samuel Leonard. Mitchell, History of Bridgewater, p. 235, says he had John, Josiah, Ezekiel, Samuel, Nathan, Elizabeth, Mary, and Margene, but does not say which wife was the mother of which children. Wood, in MF5G: Cooke, p. 245, agrees with my assessment, with the exception of son Ezekiel, whose birth he puts at about 1718, making him a son of Abigail Washburn, however Ezekiel would have been much too young to marry in 1732 if he were not born until 1718. He must, therefore, have been a son of Margery Washburn instead of Abigail.
 Taunton VRs, Vol. 2, p. 126: marriage of Joseph Crossman and Sarah Alden on 24 Nov. 1685 in Taunton; Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford, and Alicia Crane Williams, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Vol. 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999, [hereinafter MF5G: Alden, pt. 1], p. 97.
 Torrey, New England Marriages, p. 599; Davis, Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families, p. 209; Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vol. 3, pp. 1510-1513.
Plymouth VRs, p. 88: marriage of Abiall Fuller and Annis Parker on 19 Feb.
L APPENDIX Λ: The Will of Thomas Washburn, of
In the Name of God Amen this Day of March anno Dom 1729/30 [a blank space left for the day]
I Thomas Washburn of Bridgwater in ye County of Plymouth in New England being far advanced in Years, & yet of sound Mind & Memory, Thanks be given to God therefore, And knowing that it appointed to Man once to dy, do Make & Ordain this my last Will & Testament, That is to Say I—
First of all I Give my Soul into the hands of God who gave it Hoping thro Jesus Chrust My Saviour for a full & free Pardon of All my Sins, & my Body I Commit to the Earth to be decently buried by my Executors hereafter named, And as touching Such Worldly Estate as God has blest me with I Dispose of the Same as followeth—
1. I Will that all my just Debts be faithfully & truly paid by my Executors
2. Item I Give unto my
beloved Wife Abigail Washburn all those Goods She brought with her, and all
that She has gotten since, and two Cows, half the Sheep, & all the Swine,
and ye Iron Kettle & ye Improvement of my Dwelling House &
Barns & ye horses ye One half of the Cow Pasture
above ye Way, of all my land below ye Way, & Liberty
to cut fire wood on any of my Land during her natural life as also my Bed &
Furniture. I Give her during Life: and further I do appoint my said Wife
together with my Cousin John Washburn of sd
3. Item, I Give to my Eldest Son Nathaniel Washburn twelve Pence having Given him his Portion formerly
4. Item I Give to my Second Son, Thomas Washburn twelve Pence having given him his Portion formerly—
5. Item I Give to my Youngest son Timothy Washburn twleve Pence having given him his Portion Formerly. 6. Item. I Give to my Eldest Daughter Elizabeth Conant Widow twelve Pence having given her her Portion formerly—
7. I Give to my Daughter Hephsibah Hutchinson the Wife of John Hutchinson Deceased, to her I Give twelve Pence She having had her Portion formerly—
8. Item. I Give to my Daughter Patience’s Children twelve pence a piece their mother having received her Portion before her Death—
9. Item I Give to my Daughter Deliverance Jennings twelve Pence She having had her Portion formerly—And further my Will is that if any that of any thing of my moveable Estate remain after ye before mentioned Legasies ffuneral Charges, & all other just Debts be fully answered & paid, that it be equally divided amongst my Daughters.
In Witness whereof I have Set my hand & Seal the day & year above mentioned—the words, My Dwelling House & Barn & were Interlined in ye 15th line before Signing & Sealing
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced & Declared
By ye sd. Thomas Washburn to be his last Will
& Testament In Presence of us
William O Orcutt Thomas Washburn (seal)
John Washburn ju—
Nathl. Washburn ju.
December 4, 1732 William Orcutt Jno Washburn junr, & Nathl Washburn junr made oath that they Saw ye above named Thomas Washburn (Decd) Sign Seal & Heard him Declare ye above written to be his last Will & Testament And that they at ye Same time in presence of ye Testator Set to their Hands as Witnesses & yt according to the best of their observation he was of a sound & disposing Mind & Memory Before
—Isaac Winslow Judge of Probt.
Letter of Administration,
dated 4 Dec. 1732, committed to “unto Abigail Washburn Relict Widow of ye
sd Deceasd & to John Washburn Cousin to ye Deceased Executors in
ye Same Will Named” to administer upon the estate of Thomas Washburn
A true Inventory of all the
Personal Estate that Mr. Thomas Washburn late of
£ s d
Three Pewter Platters & three Basons 3 12
Four Plates & four Porringen 14
A Quart pot, a tin pan, a pint pot & a barrel 5
Twelve earthen Dishes, & other Earthen vessels 13
Wooden Dishes, Trays, Pots, Kettles & a Skillet 3 0
A Churn a Pail, Tubs, a Warming Pan with a Spice Mortar 2 3
A Meal Bag & Sieves 0 6
A Widows Bed Bolster three Coverlets & two Blankets 7 0
A Pillow Case Sheets & Table Linnen 5 3
a Box Iron & Several Sorts of Yarn 4 5
Two Pieces of New Cloth 3 10
Three Cows at 5£ 15S a piece 17 5
A Horse 2
Eight Sheep 5 12
Hay in theBarn 10 0
Three Young Swine 2 16
An old Cyder Mill 8
A Grindstone & an hundred & eighty feet of Boards 12
A Break, fforks & Rakes 10
A Plow & Horse Gears 2 8
Two old Chains a Clevis & horse fetters 2 6
Aces[?] Hoes Beetle-rings & Wedges 1 2
An Old Spade & Shovel 5
A prow[?] drawing knife & Sickles 8
A Chorrel Augurs Hammer & Pincers 9
Two Saws & a Burning Iron 20
Tables Chairs Cards & Wheels 2 2
Hia apparell Linnen Woollen & Leather 14 2
An old Bed & Bolster & five mean Coverings 4 5
Three bed Heads, Cords & under Beds 1 0
Four Chests & a
Corn meal Barrels Cyder & Powder Tubs 15 2
Baskets Rinds & Riddle a Hat Chet & an old brass kettle wth some knifes 3 14
A Spit, fork, knives, trenches, Scales & Weights 12
A frying Pan a Goose & Shares 12
Wooled Combs Wool & flax 2 12
A Bag & Salt Beans & Tobacco 2 2
A Pole ring Beehives & Some other Lumber 13
A Saddle Pillion & other horse ffurniture 1
A Gun a Staff hammels tongs shie[?] & dogs 2 5
Inkhorn Books & a Basket of Linnen Tuifles[?] 1 7
The inventory was presented in probate court on 9 Dec. 1732. Abigail Washburn and John Washburn, the executors, made oath to the inventory on 13 Dec. 1732.
On 16 March 1737 an account was presented by one of the executors, and approved, but the name of the executor was omitted in recording. The entires “He died indebted to me for Eight Days Work” £1, 4s, and “Paid to his Widow” £3, 3s, 6d, show that John Washburn presented the account. Payments had been made to “Doctr Ames” and Thomas Hayford.
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M APPENDIX Μ: The Will of Sergeant Samuel Washburn, of
In the name of God Amen. The 13th day of March 1720. I Samuel Washbourn of Bridgwater in the County of Plymouth in New England Yeoman being very weack of body but of Sund mind and memory thanks be given to god therefor, Calling to mind the Mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed to all men Once to dye, do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following, That is to Say—principally and first of all I recommend and give my Soul into the hands of that God that gave it and as for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my executor and as Touching Such worldly Estate as it hath pleased the Lord to Bless me with, I give and demise and dispose of the same in manner & form following. That is to Say.
Imprimis. I give unto my welbeloved wife Deborah Washbourn the Improvement of the easterly end of my now dwelling house and Shop & Celler with the One half of the Incomes or profit of my homestead or homeliving during her Natural Life or Widdowhood in Case she Shall not Marry again. Also I give unto her one Third part of all my movable Estate, and my oxen Cart and wheels, and all my Other husbandry Tackling my Will is Shall be part of her said Third.
Item. I give unto my Son Samuel Washbourn no Lands having already by deed of Gift Given him his Homestead or Home Living and a Lot of Land Lying by Josiah Washbourns, that being my part of my real Estate in my first division that I make of it.
Item. I give unto the heirs of my son Noah Washbourn dec’d Nothing having by a deed of Gift already given them their part or portion of Lands and Other Estate to.
Item. I give Unto the heirs of my Son Israel Washbourn deceased the Improvement of the Westerly end of my dwelling house, with the Improvement of one half of my Homestead or Home Living, during the Natural life of my wife Deborah having Given to their father a deed of Gift of my Homestead after my decease and the decease of my wife Deborah. Item I give to my son Nehemiah nothing in this first division having given him by deed his Full part of my Estate in this division.
Item I give unto my Son Benjamin Washbourn his heirs and Assigns all that tract of Land on which he now dwelleth being about fourty eight rods whde Joyning at One end partly upon the great River, and partly to the Lands of Me Kieth deceased butting upon the four mile Line; Also my upland Right in the meadow Right and half my Rights in the Cedar swamp having by deed of Gift given my son Nehemiah the Other half of my right in the Cedar Swamp.
Item. I give unto my daughter Hannah wife of John Kieth to her and to her assigns the One full half of all my movable Estate both within doors and without to be delivered by my executor hereafter named at my decease.
Item I give unto my Grandson Israel Washbourn Son of my son Israel Washbourn dec’d Twenty Shillings to be paid by my Executor to his Gardian for him.
Item. I give unto my Cousin Deliverance Jennings wife to Ephraim Jennings Fourty Shillings in good Bills of Credit to be paid to her by my Executors.
Item. I Constitute and appoint my Two sons Samuel Washbourn and Nehemiah Washbourn to be Executors of this my Last Will and Testament. And my Will is that all my wearing Clothes of all Sorts be Equally divided between my three Sons Samuel Washbourn Nehemiah Washbourn & Benjamin Washbourn before any division be made.
Item. my Will is that whatsoever Shall appear to be my Estate Either Real or personal after this division be made Shall be Equally divided between my three Sons Samuel Washbourn Nehemiah Washbourn Benjamin Washbourn and my daughter Hannah Kieth: and I do hereby utterly revoak all Other Wills and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness & Confirmation hereof I have Set to my hand and Seale the day and year first above written:
Signed Sealed published pronounced & declared Samuel S Washbourn
by the said Samuel Washbourn to be his Last marke
Will and Testament, In presence of his
Benjamin Allen Eliezer Carver. William O Orcutt
Plym. Ps. April the 4th 1720. The abovewritten Benjamin Allen, Eliezer Carver and William Orcutt made Oath that they saw the above named Samuel Washbourn Signe seal and heard him declare the within and abovewritten Instrument to be his Last Will and Testament, and that at the Same time they Set to their hands as Witnesses, and that he then was of a Sound and disposing mind and memory according to the Best of their Observation. Before me
The Inventory of the movable Estate of Mr. Samuel Washbourn of Bridgwater, who deceased March the Twenty fourth 1719/20.
Item. To purse & apparel £ 16.2.—
Item. To one bed & bolster wityh Lumbar in the Chamber £ 9.16.—
Item. To one bed & Bolster with three Coverlets in the Lower room & ye Napkins £ 8.3.—
Item. To pewter Iron & Brass Utensells with Some Other Small things £ 9.5.—
Item. To Chests Chairs Tables & Other Lumber with the Iron Tools £ 6.—.—
Item. To Cart & Wheels with Chains & plows and Other Husbandry Tackling £ 8.13.—
Item. To Neat Cattle £ 31.—.—
Item. To One Horse one Swine & One flitch of Bacon £ 3.15.—
Item. To Nine yards of Cloath £ 2.5.—
Item. To Arms & Bookes £ 3.6.—
Item. To an old plow with Horse Chains wedges Schthe & Scythe Tackling & old barrells £ 1.17.—
This Inventory taken by us the Subscribers March ye 30th Anno 1720
Josiah Edson, Joseph Pratt, John Field
On 4 April 1720 Samuel Washburn and Nehemiah Washburn, the executors, made oath to the inventory.
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On the back of the will is endorsed: “Serjant Washburns Will” observed George Ernest Bowman in The Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 16, p. 50.
Д APPENDIX Д: The Will of Edward Sealley, of
This may signifie to all whome it may concern that I Edward Sealley of the town of Bridgwater in ye county of Plimouth in ye Colony of ye Massachusetts, in New England being sick of Body but in sound & Disposing memory blessed be God for ye same Do make this my last will & Testament in manner & form following first & principally I resign my soul into ye mercyfull hands of Almighty God my cunslor [counselor] & my Body I commit to the Earth where it be taken to be decently buried by the Discreshon of my Executrix hereafter named And as for ye worldly Goods & Estate the Lord hath Lent me I bestow thereof as followeth Impris: I Give unto my son Benjamin two thirds of my Interest in Taunton North Purchase And the other third of sd purchase I Give to my son John I say I Give it to them & to their heirs for ever. And if shall please God that my Eldest son Lives till he comes of age that then he shall take ye care of his mother if she continues my widdow. Item I give & Bequeath All my lands within the township of Bridgwater that is to say The 26 acres that I bought of Thomas Snell Lying on the East side of a place called Lathrops Swamp And the Ten acres which my father Haward hath promised to Give and together with all my carpenters tools of one sort or other And all my moveables as Also one sixteenth part of A sawmill I say I Give it to my wife Elizabeth and to her dispose for the Bringing up of my two sons And I do make my Dear and Loving wife Elizabeth Sealley my sole Executrix of this my last will & Testament revoaking all other wills by me here to fore made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 25th day of May 1698
Signed Sealed & published Edward Sealley (seal)
In ye presence of
Joseph Hayward & Jonathan Hayward the witnesses here named made oath before Wm Bradford Esqr Judge of probate, … on April 17, 1699.
The will was probated on 18
Apr. 1699, and
The inventory of Edward Sealley of Bridgwater, dated 19 Apr. 1699, was appraised by Samuel Allen Senr, William Brett, and David Perkins, and it totalled £122 13s, which included his lands in Taunton North Purchase, valued at £14, his lands in Bridgwater on the East side of Lathrops Swamp, valued at £8, “stock of neat cattle & hogs,” valued at £17, and £29 in cash.
Elizabeth Sealley, relict & widdow of Edward Sealley, gave her oath to the inventory on 25 May 1699.
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N APPENDIX Ν: The Will of James Washburn, of
In the Name of God amen, This fourteenth day of January Anno Domini One Thousand seven hundred & forty seven, I James Washburne of Bridgwater in the County of Plymouth in New England yeoman being none in health of Body, & of a disposing mind & memory, thanks be to god for it, yet calling to mind the Mortallity of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die Do make & Ordain this my last will & Testament. That is to Say Principally and first of all, I Give & Recomend my Soul into the Hands of God who gave it trusting in ye menh death & suffering of the Lord Jesus Christ for the full & free pardon of all my sins, and to In herrit everlasting life & my body I commend to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named, Nothing doubting but at the Resurrection I shall receive the same again, by the power of God all mighty & touching such worldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me in the life I Give & dispose of the same in the following manner and form that is to say—
Imprs My Will is that all my just debts and funeral charges should be paid in a Convenient time after my Decease—
Item, I Give and bequeath unto my son Edwd Washburne (over and above what I have given him heretofore by Deed) the sum of five Shillings old tenour—
Item I Give & bequeath unto my son Moses Washburne (over and above what I have already given him by Deed) the sum of five shillings old tenour—
Item, I Give unto my son Gideon Washburne (besides what I have already given him by Deed) my cart & wheels, Betle & Wedges and also I give unto my son Gideon to his heirs & asigns forever all my real Estate that I have not before disposed of and I do order my sd son Gideon to pay all my debts and to pay out the several Legaceys herein contained and mentioned and I do nominate & appoint him to be the Sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament—
Item I Give and bequeath unto the heirs of my son James Washburne deceasd namely, Ruben Washburne, Simeon Washburne, Ebenezer Washburne, Josiah Washburne, & Mary Washburne, five shillings a piece old tenour, having heretofore given my said son James in his life time a Deed of lands—
Item, I Give & bequeath unto my daughter Mary the wife of William Snow (besides what I have alredy given her) the sum of five Shillings New tenour.—
Item, I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anna (besides what I have already Given her) the Sum of five Shillings old tenour.
I Give and bequeath unto my three daughters, namely, Sarah the wife of Henry Caswell, Martha the wife of Robert Richmond, & Elizabeth the wife of Elisha Haward jur., all my Indoor and out of Door moveables which I have not disposed off to be Equally divided between them—
Further I Give & bequeath unto my said son Gideon all my Wareing apparell—
And I do hereby disanull all former Wills Executors Legacys and Bequest by me in anywise heretofore named willed & bequeathed ratyfieing & confirming this & no other to be my last Will and Testament. In
In Witness and confirmation hereof, I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the day & year aforemention’d—
Signed Sealed Published Pronounced
and declared by the said James Washburne
as his last Will & Testament In presence
of the Subscribers his
John Washburne James
Abisha Washburne marke
Josiah Edson jur.
Before me Jno Cushing Judge of Probt
On 21 July 1749 the inventory
of James Washburn was taken by Josiah Edson, Jr., Samuel Kinsley and Eleazer
Carver. It was sworn to on
* Transcribed in full
by John A. Maltby from a photocopy of
Ј APPENDIX Ј: The Will
of John Ames, of
In the Name of God Amen. the Thirtyeth day of December Anno Domi 1755, John Ames of Bridgwater in the County of Plimouth Yeoman being Sick in body, but of perfect mind and memory thanks be Given to God for it and calling to mind, the mortality of my body; and knowing that it is appointed unto 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 God that Gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a Christian like decent maner at the discretion of my Executor; Nothing doubtg but at the Generall Resurection I Shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as Touching such worldly Estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I Give & divise & dispose of the same in the following manner and form
Impris, It is my will and I do Order that in the first place all my Just debts and funerall charges be paid and Satisfied out of my moveable estate
Item I Give to my Son Jonathan Ames who I constitute Joynt Executor with my son Benjamin (of this my last Will and Testament) all my Houseing and Homestead lands Togather with my flag meadow lot and all my Swampee lots at Cutting Cove Lying upon the River both that which was layed out for merly and of late, and my half lot of Cedarswamp in the Old Cedarswamp; and the Lot of land that I bought of Solomon Perkins; and my two half purchase rights; one half purchase right that was Ames’s; and the Other half purchase right that was Washbourn’s; and all the land that is Granted to be Laied out, (that is not yet laied out) upon said rights; and a Gore of Cedarswamp in the Little Cedarswamp, Lying in Partnership with Edward Howard, and Jonathan Howard, and the Heirs of David Howard deceased; and my Pew in the Meeting House; Als the best Yoke of Oxen and two Cows and five Calves, and a mare and Colt; and Whereas my daughter Deborah is under indisposition of body and minde, my will is that my son Jonathan take care & provide for her support—
Item, I Give to my Son Daniel Ames the westerly end of that Tract of Land that I bought of Capt. William Reed being a bout One Hundred Acres with the buildings thereon, Bounded Easterly by the land of Thomas Hussey, and also half my right in the Cedarswamp called Cutting Cove Cedarswamp, and also a two year and vantage Colt (that is to say a year and half old)
Item, I Give to my son Benjamin Ames whom I Constitute & Ordain Joynt Executor with my son Jonathan of this my Last Will & Testament Half my right in Cutting Cove Cedarswamp and two Cattle of a year and advantage old I having already Given him two Hundred pounds Lawfull money.
Item, I Give to my Daughter Sarah Packard the wife of Abial Packard One quarter part of my Sixty Acre lot that lyeth on the Easterly Side of Black Brook so called, and one quarter part of that lot of land that Lyeth in Partnership with Nathan Ames near black Brook, and also one third part of fourteen Cattle, viz. One Yoke of Oxen, Seven Cowes four year and vantage’s & One calfe, that is to Say One third part of the value of sd Cattle; and One third part of the indore moveables in the House Excepting the indian Corn, Grane meet and Cidar
Item I Give to my daughtr Abigail Waid wife of Thomas Wade One quarter part of my Sixty Acre lot, that Lyeth on the Westerly Side of Black brook so called, and One quarter part of that lot of Land that lyeth in Partnership with Nathan Ames near black Brook, and also one third part of fourteen Cattle; and also the Improvement of my House and Lands On the South Side of Mill Mill brook, on both Sides of the road to be Improved by my son in Law Thomas Waid and my Daughter Abigail as they see cause and to be Improved by the longest liver of them two and after there decease to be equally divided among my three Sons namely Jonathan, Daniel and Benjamin, or their Representatives that Shall Legally represent them in the Law; and also one third part of ye Indore moveables in the House Excepting the Indian-Corn, Grane meat Cydar and flax.
Item, I Give to my
daughter Deborah Ames, one Quart part of My Sixty acre
Item I Give to my Three Grandchildren, viz. Joseph Basset, Doratha Basset and Sarah Bassett, Ten acres of Land Adjoining to the lands that was their fathers, on the Southerly part thereof; also one quarter part of my Sixty Acre lot of land on the Easterly Side of black Brook; Also one Quart part of a Lot of land that lyeth in Partnership with Nathan Ames near Black brook; and als I Give to my Granddaughter Sarah Basset the third part of fourteen Cattle, viz. One York of Oxen, Seven Cows, four year and vantages, and one Calfe, that is to say One third part of the value of said Cattle; I Likewis Give to my Cowzen Thomas Ames a Part or piece of Cedarswamp at the Southerly end of the little Cedarswam One the South Side of the Town river that was layed out in Partnership with him. I Further Give my Executor that is to Say one of them namely my Son Jonathan all my real and personall Estate that I have not otherwise disposed of. and I do hereby utterly disalow revoke revok and disanull all and every Other and former Testaments & Wills and Executors by me in any wise heretofore named Expressed or Bequeathed ratifying this and no Other to by my last Will and Testament—In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the day and year above writen
Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced John Ames (seal)
and Declared by the said John Ames
to be his last Will and Testament
In the Presence of us the Subscribers,
John Ames Junr.
Probated on 3 Feb. 1756. Presented for probate by Jonathan Ames, one of the executors named, the other namely Benjamin having renounced the Executorship, and proved by Nathan Howard and John Ames, two of the witnesses, who testified that Jonathan Howard and Joseph Ames also subscribed as witnesses.
Benjamin Ames’ letter
renouncing Executorship also dated 3 Feb. 1756, “by reason of my infirmity of
body, am unable to under take the Trust,” signed at
The bond of Jonathan Ames as executor was posted on 3 Feb. 1756, with Jonathan Howard and Joseph Ames as sureties.
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A. Maltby from
α APPENDIX α: The Will of
Abigail Wade, of
In the Name of God Amen—the twenty fourth day of April in ye year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighty nine I Abigail Wade widow of Mr Thomas Wade Late of Bridgwater in the county of Plymouth and commonwealth of Massachusetts in New England Housewright deceased being advanced in age, and under some bodily infirmity yet through devine Goodness of sound and disposing mind and memory, and calling to mind the frailty and mortality of my body as well as the soul’s immortality & the duty of Setting my house in order before death, do now proceed to make & ordain this to be my Last will & testament, and First of all I commend my immortal soul into the hands of that God who Gave it trusting in the merits and intercession of Jesus Christ my saviour for pardon Grace & Glory and my body I commit unto the earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named, nothing doubting but the same shall be raised again at the General Resurrection to a Glorious immortality, and with Respect to my worldly Interest which I Leave behind I dispose of it in the Following manner viz~—
Imprimis—I Give and bequeath unto my nephew Mr. Joseph Bassett of said Bridgwater Gentleman one milk Cow, also one Feather Bed with a Striped tickin, together with the Furniture belonging to said Bed, and one half my pewter saving one Large platter and two plates, which I herein afterwards Give to my Niece Mrs. Dorothy Packard widow of David Packard deceased—I also Give to him the said Joseph my Pew in the Front Gallery in the meeting house in the north precinct of said Bridgwater which formerly belonged to Joshua Packard
Item—I Give and bequeath unto my Niece Mrs. Dorothy Packard widow of Mr. David Packard deceased one Large pewter platter & two pewter plates—
Item—I Give and bequeath unto my Niece Mrs. Sarah Dyer the wife of Mr. Christopher Dyer, my best feather bed with the plain tickin, together with all the furniture belonging to said Bed, and I also Give her the one half of all my pewter saving one Large platter and two plates which I have herein before mentioned and Given to Mrs Dorothy Packard.
Lastly—I do hereby nominate and appoint the above named Joseph Bassett & Mr Christopher Dyer of said Bridgwater yeomen to be joint and Sole Executors upon this my Last will and testament, and I do hereby Give and bequeath unto my said Executors all my wearing apparell & all the Residue of my Estate not herein before named and otherways disposed of, to be equally divided betwixt them, and my will is that all my just debts and Charges shall be paid by my said Executors in equal halves and out of that part of my Estate which I have Given to them to be equally divided as aforesaid, and I do hereby order and direct said Executors to pay said debts equally as aforesaid, and I do hereby revoke, disanull and make utterly void all other wills, heretofore made by me, hereby Ratifying & confirming this to be my Last will and testament—In witness & testimony whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid—
Signed, Sealed, published, pronounced her
& declared by the sd Abigail Wade to Abigail X Wade
be her Last will & testament in presence mark
of Libeus Fobes
Probated on 2 Nov. 1789, presented for probate by Joseph Bassett and Christopher Dyer, the Executors, and proved by Libeus Fobes and James Leach, two of the witnesses.
Christopher Dyer declined as Executor in favor of Joseph Bassett on 18 Nov. 1789, and Joseph Bassett posted bond as Executor, with Libeus Fobes and James Leach as his sureties.
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A. Maltby from
Ð APPENDIX Ð: The Will of Daniel Pratt, of Plympton (1739): *
In the Name of God Amen. Daniel Pratt of The Town of Plympton In the County of Plymouth In New England yeoman being Sick but of Perfect & Disposing Memory Thanks be Given unto almighty God for the Same, but Calling to Mind the Mortallity of My Body & Knowing that It is appointed for all men once to Dye Do make and ordain this My Last will & Testament—
Imprimis I Will & Bequeath My Soul unto God that Gave it Me & my body to the Dust to be Decently Burried at the Discretion of My Executrix hereafter Named Nothing Doubting but at the General Resurection I Shall Receive the Same again by the Mighty Power of God and as Touching Such worldly Estate wherewith it hath Please God to Bless Me in the Life I Dispose of in the Following Maner—
Item I will & Bequeath unto my Loving wife Annes Pratt one Third part of the Improvement of my whole Estate both Real & Personal So Long as She Remains my widdow Except what Lands I Give unto my Loveing Son Benjamin Pratt in this Present will & my wareing apparrel and if in Case She Shall Marry again then my will is She Shall have one Third part of my Personel Estate to be her own forever Except My wareing apparrel abovesd—
Item I will & Bequeath unto my Loveing Son Benjamin Pratt all my Lands & Meadow that I bought of James Wright lying at a Place Called Mehutchel In Plympton aforesd. Excepting ten acres to be first Taken out to belong unto my Two Loveing Sons James Pratt and Joshua Pratt sd Ten acres to Exstend from the Brook by Eleazer Cushmans by Middleborough Road until it Comes to ye westerly Corner Bounds of My Land & So to Exstend Into my Land So far in width as will make ten acres by a True Measurement, all which Land & Meadow abovesd. with ye Dwelling house Thereon I Do Give unto My sd Son Benjamin & unto his heirs & assigns forever Excepting the Ten acres abovesd. to belong unto My Two Sons James & Joshua as abovesd. I Do also Give unto my sd Son Benja. My Best half—
Item I will &
Bequeath unto my Loveing Son James Pratt The whole of my Land I Bought of Capt.
William Shurtleff lying In Plympton aforesd. and also the Land adjoyning
I Bought of Zachariah Weston and also all that part of The Land I Bought of the
Heirs of Abiel Fuller Deceasd lying on the North Easterly Side of
the Rhoad that goes Throh the Land I Bought of Capt.
Shurtleff abovesd. & Leads to my Now Dwelling house until it
Comes to the Common Rhoad that goes Through my Land where I Now Dwell &
Thence Bounded by sd. Rhoad until it Comes to the
Item I Will & Bequeath unto my Loveing Son Joshua Pratt my Now Dwelling house and Barn & all my Lands & Meadows that I have not already Disposed of in Plympton Plymouth or Else where together with the one half of my Cedar Swamp all which Lands Meadows Houseing & Cedar Swamps I Do Give unto my sd Son Joshua Pratt & unto his heirs & assigns forever. Provided he his heirs Executors or administrators Shall pay the one half of my Just Debts & Funeral Charges and all Such Legaceys as I Shall appointe & order him to pay unto four of my Children in this Present will to be here after Named. I Do also Give unto my Son Joshua Pratt one Third Part of my Moveable Estate Both within Doars & without—
Item. I Will & Bequeath unto my Loveing Son Nathl. Pratt the Sum of Fifteen Pounds to be paid him his heirs or assigns in Bills of Credit of the old Tenor or in Moveables Equal to the Value of the sd. Bills at their Present time that is to Say the Sum of Seven Pounds ten Shillings, thereof to be paid him by my Sd. Son James Pratt within Two years after he the sd. James Shall arive to Twenty one years of age & the Sum of Seven Pounts, ten Shillings, ye. Remaining part Thereof to be paid him by my Son Joshua Pratt In the Same Speicee & Tennor as the former within Two years after the sd. Joshua Shall arive to ye. age of Twenty one years whome I Do appointe viz my Two Son James & Joshua to pay ye. abovesd. Sum in the Speicee Tennor & Times above Excpress which sd Sum of Fifteen Pounds with what I have already Done for my sd Son Nathl Pratt I Esteam to be his Proportion of my Estate—
Item. I Will & Bequeath unto my Loveing Son Jabez Pratt the Sum of Fifteen Pounds to be paid him by my Two Sons James & Joshua in the Same Speccie Tennor & times they are to pay my Son Nathaniel Pratt abovenamed which sd Sum of Fifteen Pounds with which I have Allready Done for my sd. Son Jabez I Esteam his full Proportion of My Estate—
Item. I Will & Bequeath unto my Loveing Daughter Easter the wife of John Howard the Sum of Fifteen Pounds to be paid by my Two Sons Namely James & Joshua In the Same Specie Tennor & Times they are to pay My sd. Son Nathl. Pratt abovenamed which sd. Sum of Fifteen Pounds with which I have already Done for her I Esteam her full Proportion of My Estate—
Item. I Will & Bequeath unto my Loveing Daughter Sarah ye wife of Joshua Donham the Sum of Fifteen Pounds to be paid unto her by my aforesd. Two Sons Namely James & Joshua in the Same Specie Tennor & times they are to pay my Son Nathl. Pratt abovenamed, which sd. Sum of Fifteen Pounds with what I have already Done for her I Esteam her full Proportion of My Estate—
Lastly I Do Nominate & appointe my Loveing wife Annis Pratt to be Sole Executrix of this my Last Will & Testament. I also Request my Loveing Son Benjamin Pratt to be aiding & assisting to my sd. Executrix hereby Revoking all other & former wills Either written or Verble by me hereto fore made or Done hereby Ratifying & Confirming this my Last will to Remain Firm & Inviolable. In Testimory whereof I the afore sd. Daniel Pratt have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal ye Thirtyth Day of March In ye Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Nine 1739—
Signed Seald Pronounced & Declared by ye sd Daniel Pratt
to be his Last Will & Testament In the Presence of
Joseph Perkins Daniel Pratt (seal)
Plymouth Sc May ye 18th 1739 The sd Mr. Othniel Campbell Joseph Perkins & Joseph Lucas Made Oath that they Saw ye above Named Daniel Pratt Sign & Seal & heard him Declare this Instrument to be his Last Will & Testament and that they in the Presence of the Testator Subscribed as Witnesses at ye Same time and that according to the Best of their Judgments & observations he was then of a Sound & Disposing Mind and Memory—
Before me John Cushing Judge of Probate
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