The Will of John Wedgwood of Hampton, 1654

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The last will & testamt of John wedgwood of Hampton.

In ye name of God Amen : The twentie fourth day of ye month of November one thousand six hundred fiftie fower I John wedgwood husbandman of Hampton in ye County of Norfolke being of whole minde & in good & perfect remembrance Laud & praise bee unto Allmighty God make & ordaine this my prsent Testament concerning herein my last will in manner & forme following that is to say first I com'end my soule unto Almighty God my Maker & my redeemer Item I bequeathe to my eldest Sonne viz John my house & land att Exiter viz (12) acres of upland & fower acres of meadow more or lesse, also a certain Parcell of meadow liing att Puscasicke, & one hundred & fifty acres of upland liing next Mr Edward Hiltons the wch yee age of twenty one years, in ye meanetime my wyfe to Enjoy all & after hir decease all be wholy theirs : It : to my Daughter Mary if yt she marries before hir mothers decease one kettle, & to Jno my gunn, & Jonathan my sword : It : to my daughter Abigall & my Sonne David two Oxen the which are to be sould to their use & one Iron pott to my said daughter last mentioned It : ther being nineteen hundreth foot of board att Exiter they are to satisfie my true and Lawfull debts, wch quantity if they will not suffise that then the rest to be satisfied out of ye bequests above said Proportionably : And of this my prsent Testamt I make & ordaine ye said Mary my wife my Executrix. And of ye Execucon of ye same I make & ordaine willi : ffifield & Henry Moulton overseers, & I utterly revoake & adnull all & every other former Testamts wills Legasies & Bequests, Executors, & over seers by mee in any wise beefore this tyme made, named, willed, & bequeathed:

{Unsigned in N.H. State Papers Copy}

Seth ffletcher
Willi ffifeild
Henry Moulton

[Proved April 10, 1655.]
[Norfolke County, Mass., Deeds, vol. 1, p. 43.]