[Mayflower Descendant, 15[1913]:248]

248 Washburn Notes  

 

going statements is too voluminous to print at one time, therefore the will of John Washburn of Bridgewater, a deed from his widow, Elizabeth (———) (Packard) Washburn, and two deeds by his heirs are here presented; and the will of Samuel1 Packard will be found elsewhere in this issue.

   Other serious errors which have been discovered in the printed statements about this family will be taken up later.


[JOHN WASHBURN'S WILL — 1686]

   [Plym. Co. Prob. Rcds., 1:84]   "John Washbourne senr of Bridgwater" made his will 30 October, 1686, and signed it by a mark.   Bequests were as follows:

   "to my Wife Elizabeth Washbourne one Bed one Boulster one Pillow two pair of sheets one Blanket one Coverlet two chests Six bushels of Indian Corne one bushell of Barley.   ffarther with Respect to money which was my wives part whereof I have already laid out for her we are agreed that I should Returne to her two pounds and ten shillings which I have already done."

   "to my Son John fourscore acres of upland in the place where he hath already Built and what shall be found wanting of the fourscore acres in the said place shall be made up to him on the Easterly side of my Land next the South Brooke more I Give to him a lot of meadow in Cousters Kitchen lying betwene the lots of Samuel and james : more two Lots of meadow Lying in the Great Meadow above the Great Island more I Give to him a whole purchase Right in the undivided lands . . ffurther my will is that my Son John take Care of my Brother Philip to provide for him and on that Consideration I farther Give to my Son John half a purchase Right in my undivided lands and half a fifty acre lot not Yet laid out ffurther I Give to him the Improvement of a Lot of meadow in the Great meadow Lying next to John Ames during my Brothers Life and after my Brothers Decease the one half of the lot Shall be to my son James . and my Son John shall Enjoy the other half

   "To my son Thomas I have already Given twenty acres of upland which he hath Exchanged for land where he hath built more I have Given him a Lot of meadow in Cousters Kitchen lying on the outside Northerly. I have also Given him half a purchase Right in the undivided lands of all which Lands I have formerly Given him Deed :

   "To my Son Joseph I have Given twenty acres of Land lying at Satucket pond and a lot of meadow lying at Black Brooke I

 

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