[Mayflower Descendant, 15[1913]:256]

256 Samuel1 Packard's Will  


Mony and Chattles above Named that shalbe Due to my said Daughter Jaell after the Decease of my said wife Elizabeth Packer shall not be Delivered to the said John Smith; but shalbe Desposed of to my said Daughter Jaell for her Comfort by the executors of my said Will; alsoe my will is that my Grand Child Deliverance Augur shall have a heifer; when shee my said Grandchild is of age; and alsoe I Give unto my Grandchild Deliverance Augur one bed; with such furniture to it as is now in the house; I Doe mean a feather bed after the Decease of My said wife, Elizabeth Packer"

   "my said son Nathaniel : Packer shall pay unto my Executors heerafter mencioned" £10 in money "when hee . . . . shall Come to Injoy his prte of the farme that I have before mencioned and Given him in this My will"

   "to my two Grandchildren Samuell Packer, and Daniell Packer the son of my son Samuell Packer ten shillings apeece in Mony;"

   "to my Grandchild Issraell Packer; the son of my son Zacheus Packer : ten shillings in Mony"

   "to my Grandchild Caleb Phillipes the son of Caleb Phillipes ten shillings in Mony"

   "To my Daughter Deliverance the the wife of Thomas Washburn ten acres of land" in Bridgewater, "which said ten acrees is agreed on by the Towne; to lay it Conveniently to the Lott not yett layed out"

   "my beloved wife Elizabeth Packer and my son Samuell Packer; to be Joynt executors"

   [p. 98]   "I Desire that mr James Keith and William Brett should be overseers to this my last will"

   The will was signed by a mark and witnessed by John Field, John Ames, Jr., and Shadrack Wilbore. John Field and John Ames, Jr., testified on 3 March, 1684/5, and at the same time "Declared upon the oath they had taken as abovewritten that the said Samuell Packer senir Declared att the time hee signed and sealed this Will . . . . that bee Intented Thomas Washburne to be a Joynt executor of his Last will & Testament with the other two that in the said Will are Mensioned; and accordingly are alowed of by the Court"

   [p. 99]   "An Inventory of the estate of Samuall Packer of the Towne of Bridgwater Deceased the seaventh of November 1684" No real estate is mentioned and the total is £133, 6s., 6d. "A true and faire apprisall . . . . taken by us the eleventh of Novem : 1684 as witnesseth our hands Marke Laythorpe John ffeild" "Samuell Packer Junior made oath to this Inventory before the Court held att Plymouth" on 5 March, 1684/5.


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