Will of Henry Samson


DATED: 24 December 1684 at Duxbury.


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