[Mayflower Descendant, 15[1913]:250]

250 Washburn Notes  


   "To my daughter Jane I Give twenty acres of land lying down Satucket River on the Easterly Side and joyning to the lands of Samuel Allen : further I give to her one Cow one heifer a bed and an iron pot :

   "To my daughter Sarah I Give twenty acres of land joyning to my Son Samuels land near his house

   "ffurther all my Right and Interest in the lands Called the Majors purchase or in any other Lands without the four mile my Will is that it shall be Equally Divided between my sons John Thomas Samuel Jonathan Benjamin and James.

   "My two old oxen I leave in the hands of my two sons John and Samuel to be sold when fit for sale and four pounds of the money to be Disposed of for my Son Benjamin toward his building.

   "I leave on the Land which I Intend to my son James : one horse two oxen one bull two Cows with all the ffurniture for husbandry to be Improved for the benifit of my two yonger Children James and Sarah and my will is that when these Children Come to age the principle be Divided betweene them.   By principle I Intend the horse oxen and other Cattell with the tooles and ffurniture afore mentioned.

   "ffor my Trustees and overseers I Do nominate my kind ffriend mr John Thomson of Middleborough and my Brother Edward Mitchel I do nominate and ordaine my two sons John and Samuel Executors"

   The witnesses were Thomas Hayward and Joseph Alden.

   "This Instrument being Exhibited unto the Inferior Court of Common Pleas held at Plimouth" on 8 June, 1687, "By John Washbourne there in named Executor.   Thomas Hayward and Joseph Alden the witnesses above named Personally appearing made oath before the Said Court that the Testator John Washbourne Deceased in their presence Did signe seal and declare this Instrument to be his last Will and Testament and that he then was of a Disposing mind and understanding to the best of their judgments.

Attests Nathaniel Thomas Clerk"

   That John Ames Senr of Bridgwater appeared before the Inferior Court of Comon pleas held at Plimouth Sept 14th 1687 and made oath that he was Present with the other witnesses within named heard the within named John Washbourne Deceased Declare this Instrument to which his hand and Seal is put to be his last Will & Testament and that he then was of a disposing mind and understanding to the best of his judgment

Nathaniel Thomas Cler"


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