Will of Edward Winslow
DATED: 18 December 1654 at London.
I Edward Winslowe of London. Esquior. being now bound in a voyage to sea in the service of the comon welth do make publish & declare this to be my last will & testamt touching the disposing of my estate. ffirst I doe give will devise & bequeath all my lands & stock in New England & all my possibilities & porcons in future allotmts & divicons to Josia my onely sonne & his heires, hee allowing to my wife a full third parte thereof for her life Also. I give to the poore of the Church of Plymouth in new England Tenn pounds. & to the poore of marshfielde where the chiefest of my estate lyes Tenn poundes., Also I give my lynnen wch I carry wth me to sea to my daughter Elizabeth & the rest of my goods wch I carry wth mee I give to my sonn Josias hee giving to each of my brothers a suite of apparell & I make my said son Josias my executor of this my will, and Colonell venables my overseer of my goods in the voyage & my fower frends Dr Edmond Wilson; mr John Arthur, Mr James Sherley & Mr Richard ffloyde, overseers for the rest of my prsonall estate in England.
witness my hand & Seale the Eighteenth day of December In the yeare of our Lord God one Thousand Six hundred fifty & ffower.
Sealed & subscribed
in the presence of Jon Hooper
Gerald Usher servant to Hen: Colbron
pr me Edw: Winslow