The will of Timothy Dalton of Hampton, 1657/8

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The Laste will and Tistament of mr Timothie Dalton Teacher to the Church att Hampton

Being in Reasonable Helth of body and of Sound and perfect memorie lauded bee God : ffirst I Give and Bequeth unto Ruth Dalton my Beloved wife, the House and land latly purched of Thomas Moulton with all the priveledges therunto belonging to Her and Her Heires for Ever Item I give and Bequeth unto Her my loving wife a certaine Parscell of medow or march Called or knowne by the name of Burchin Iland to Her and Her Heires for Ever : Item I Doe Give unto the sd Ruth Dalton my loving wife all my moveable Goods and Houseold stuf and Cattle : to Her and Her Heirs for Ever

Item I Give and Bequeth unto my loving Brother Philemon Dalton and to my loving Cossen Samuell Dalton His Sonn the Some of two Hundred pounds wch is to bee payd to my Assignes from the Church & Towne of Hampton paying to Ruth my wife During Her naturall life ten pounds Per annum : & I Doe by these pre make my wife ruth Dalton my sole Excequetor to this my last will and Testament wittness my Hand and seale the Eight of March one thousand Six Hundred and fifty Seaven or fifty Eight

Timothie Dalton

Signed Sealed and
Delivered in the presents
of us
Henrye dow
John Cleford

I Timothie Dalton being sicke & weake of body but sound in understanding praised be God Have & doe by these prsents Give & bequeath unto my love[in]g Cossen Barth Dalton fiftie acres of land which I purchased of william Estow which lieth att the Head of my farme above saggamour Hill witness my Hand & Seale the one & twentieth of December one thousand Six Hundred & Sixty one

Timothie Dalton

Signed & sealed in the
prsence of us
Henery Moulton
Joseph X Huchins
His marke

[Proved April 8, 1662.]
[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.]