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Will of Samuel Butterfield


In the name of God Amen ye twenty fourth day of October 1734 I Sam ‘ll Butterfield taylor being of Perfect health in Body in mind & in memory thanks be given to God but calling to mind ye Mortality of my Body & knowing that is apointed for all men to Dye do make and ordain this my last will & testament that is to say Principally & first of all I give & Recomend my Soul to God that gave it & my Body I Recomend to ye Earth to be Buried in Decent Christian Burial at ye Discretion of my Exect nothing Doubting-but-at ye General Resurection I Shall Receive ye same again by ye Power of God as touching Such worldly Estate as it hath Pleased God to bless me with in this life I give & Demise & Dispose of ye same in ye er manner folowing & form- I


I give and bequeath unto Rachel my Dear beloved wife all my household moveables to be wholy & Soly at her Dispose at my Decease


I give & Bequeath to my Son William Butterfield ye one half part of all my land meadow Buildings & Cattle to be in ye Imediate posession their of his Performing as foleweth he Providing ye one half part of ye maintainance of his father & mother Sam’ll & Rachel Butterfield in Sicknes & in health During their natural life and likewise pay to his Sisters Rachell-hannah & Joannah Mary & Rebekah Butterfield each of them ten pounds in money at their Coming of Age or at Marage


I give & bequeath to my Son Jonathan Butterfiold ye other-half part of all my land meadow &.Buildings & Cattle he ye sd Jonathan Butterfield finding & P.rovideing ye one half part of ye maintainance of his father & mother Sam’ll & Rachel Butterfield in Sickness & in health During their naturall life & likewise to Pay to his Sisters Mary- & Rebeccah Butterfield pounds to each in money at Coming of Age or at Marage

And I do hereby Constitute & apoint my Son William Butterfield my Sole Excet of this my last will & testament one half part of all & Singular-my lands moneyes & tenamenth by him freely to be posessed & enjoyed

And I do hereby Utterly Disalow Revoke & Disanull all & Every other former testaments wills: & Bequeaths & Exects by me in any way before named willed & Bequeathed Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my last will & testament in writting where of I have Hereunto Sett my hand & Seall ye Day & year Above Written

Signed Sealed Published
& prounceed & Declared by ye Sam’ll Butterfield
Sam’ll Butterfield as his last will & testament in ye Presence of ye Subscribers

Sam’l Wood
James Parkhust
Abigail Parkhust
Commonvealth of Massachusetts.
Middlesex, ss. Registry of Probate)
A true copy. Attest. Loring P. Jordan, Register.

Copyright 2006 T. Risinger

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