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Elizabeth Arnold

Female 1685 - 1758  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Arnold 
    Born say 1685  Smithfield, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Will ELISABETH (ARNOLD) HAWKINS SMITH WILL & INVENTORY
    In the name of God Amen this 1st day of July in the 35th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second of Great Britain &c King AD 1758: I Elisabeth Smith of the Town of Glocester in the County of Providence & Colony of Rhode Island &c widow being Sick & Week of body but of perfect mind and memory thank be given to allmighty God for the Same, and Calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for all men once to Die: Do make and ordain this to be my Last will & Testament: That is first of all I recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gaive it and as touching Such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to give me in this Life I Give Devise and Dispose of the Same in the following manner and form: Imprimis my will is that all my Just Debts be first Satisfied and paid by my executors hereafter named - - - - - - - 
 
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    I give to my Son Stephen Smith all my Coopers tools that did belong to my Husband and like wise 1 Draught Chain & one pair of horse Chains - - -
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    I give to my two Daughters Ruth Hopkins and Deborah Waid my best feather bed to be equaly Divided between them and like wise I give to my Daughter Deborah Waid my iron Kettle - - -
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    I give to my Daughter Elisabeth Man my Chest of drawers warming pan Smoothing [box] and my Long Cloke - - -
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    I give to my Daughter Neomia Angel my Square Table and five pounds old Tenor - - -
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    My will is that all the Remainder of my Estate be equally divided among my children namely my Son Stephen Smith my Daughters Ruth Hopkins Deborah Waid Elisabeth Man and Namoi Angel the Remainder part of my estate that is not already Disposed of in this my will: and my will is that my Son Elijah Hawkings Children have no part of my Estate he having Recd his portion already and my will further is that my Son Stephen Smith and my Grandson William Hawking be the executor to this my last will and Testament - - -
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    My will is that my Grand Daughter Elisabeth Hopkins have my large Silver Sleeve Buttons - - -
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    I give my Grand Daughter Martha Smith my Small Silver Sleeve Buttons & my looking Glass - - - And I do hereby Reject Revoke Disallowe and Disanull all former or other will or Settlement by me at any time made Ratifying this & no other to be my last will and Testament - - -

    Signed Sealed Published pronounced
    and Declared to be her Last will
    and Testament in the presence of us
    Andrew Brown
    Abraham Smith
    Uriah Hawkings
    Glocester July the 17th 1758----
    her
    Elisabeth X Smith Test.
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    In Council Andrew Brown Esq, Abraham Abraham Smith (sic) and Uriah Hawkings the witnesses to this will on Solemn Engagement Declare that they Saw the [Testatress] Sign Seal publish pronounce and Declare this will to be her Last will & Testament and that they in her presence Subscribed as Witnesses: and at that Time she was in her perfect mind & memory according to their Judgments Wherefore it is voted & resolved that this will be proved approved & allowed to be a good will & hereby is ordered to be Recorded
    Received the 17th of July 1758         Recorded by R. Steere Clerk


    An inventory of the widow Elisabeth Smiths personall Estate in Glocester who departed this Life the Eleventh Day of July in the year of our Lord 1758: and was apprised on the thirteenth of the same July by us the Subscriber
     
    Item to wearing apparel and Linen -- £159 0 0
    Item to one bed and beding with out cot or bed Sted -- £100 0 0
    Item to one warming pan 6: & a [flat] hanging basket £1 -- £7 0 0
    Item to pails & bowle & trays £3: frying Pan £1--brass kettle £2 -- £6 0 0
    Item to one Tramel £4: Tongs £1-10: ( ? ) £1: one Kettle £3 -- £9
    Item to one flock bed & furniture £36: one Chest of Drawers £12 -- £48 0 0
    Item to one pair of [Sti? ] £7: to one bed Iron & [heater] £4 & one chair -- £12 0 0
    Item to pewter £8: & two Glass bottles £1-16: & one Candle Stick --£ 9 16 0
    Item to another pail & [Chees? ] & one Earthen pan & a tunel -- £2 5 0
    Item to one Table £6 o one [Clock] & Small morter £1-- £7 0 0
    Item to Two Cows £120: & five Sheep £25 -- £145 0 0
    Item to one wooden Candle Stick & a Chamber pot -- £0 10 0
    [total --] £406 1 0

    Abraham Smith 
Jonah Steere 
Glocester July the 17th 1758
    In Council Voted & Resolved that the above written Inventory be accepted allowed & it hereby is ordered to be Recorded - - -
    Rich. Steere Clerk 
Received the 17th of July 1758: & Recorded by R. Steere Clerk
    Whereas Elisabeth Smith of Glocester in the County of Providence widow Deceased: did in & by her Last will and Testament name and appoint her Son Stephen Smith: and William Hawkings both of Said Glocester Yeomen executors of her Said will (but the Said Stephen died before his mother the Said Elisabeth) and where as the Said William did on the Seventeenth day of July 1758: and in the Thirty Second year of his majestys Reign George the Second of Great Britain &c King proved Said will before the Town Council of Glocester afore said - - - - -
    These are therefore to order & fully Impower you the Said William Hawkings: and you hereby are fully Impowered to take into your Care Custody & possession all & Singular the personnal estate of the Said Elisabeth: that did at the Time of her death belong to her & on the Same fully to administer by paying all her Just Debts and Legacies & to act and do in all Cases as you by Law and the afore Said will are Impowered and Required to do: and Render an account of your proceedings there in unto the Said Town Council or their Successors in Said office when Legally called there unto: Given by order of the Town Council afore Said Held at Said Glocester the Afore Said Seventeenth day of July AD 1758: and Sealed With their Seal by their order
    Richard Steere Clerk 
Recd the 17th of July 1758 and Recorded by R. Steere Clerk
    ________________________ 
Glocester, RI Wills, 1:173-176
    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/wills4.html 
    Died 11 July 1758  Glocester, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Elizabeth first married William Hawkins (a few years after Elizabeth’s brother William Arnold had married William’s sister Sarah Hawkins). Elizabeth’s second husband was Israel Smith.

      From Austin’s Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island:
      1758, Jul 1 - Will proved 1758, Jul 17. Widow Elizabeth Smith, of Glocester. Executor were sons Stephen Smith and grandson William Hawkins. To son Stephen Smith, all coopers tools that did belong to my husband. To daughters Ruth Hopins and Deborah Waid, best feather bed, equally. To daughter Elizabeth Mann, a chest of drawers. To daughter Naomi Angell, a table and 5 pounds. The rest of estate to children, equally, vix Stephen Smith, Ruth Hopkins, Deborah Waid, Elizabeth Mann, and Naomi Angell. To son Elijah Hawkins's children, nothing, he having had his part. To granddaughter, Elizabeth Hopkins, silver sleeve buttons. To granddaughter Martha Smith, sleeve buttons, etc. [2]
    Person ID I23328  Schirado
    Last Modified 17 August 2012 

    Father Eleazer Arnold,   b. 17 June 1651, Watertown, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 August 1722, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Eleanor Smith,   b. about 1652,   d. before 1722, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married about 1671 
    Family ID F32781  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 William Hawkins,   b. about 1679, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 October 1712, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 14 December 1704  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Elijah Hawkins,   b. 12 September 1705, Glocester, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 September 1754, Glocester, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     2. Uriah Hawkins,   b. 30 July 1707, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Joseph Hawkins,   b. 29 March 1709, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 October 1753, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    +4. Ruth Hawkins,   b. 14 March 1711, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Deborah Hawkins,   b. 15 May 1713, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 November 1802, Glocester, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Family ID F17030  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Israel Smith,   b. 13 January 1689/90, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 January 1726/7, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 3 June 1718  Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Israel Smith & Elizabeth Hawkins, widow, married by Richard Waterman, Justice
    Children 
    +1. Stephen Smith,   b. 6 May 1719, prob. Kershaw, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 July 1758, Glocester, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    +2. Naomi Smith,   b. 20 October 1720, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 December 1799, North Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Elizabeth Smith,   b. 8 October 1723, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Israel Smith,   b. 22 March 1724/5, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F32792  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S405] Some Descendants of William Hawkins and Margaret Harwood, Sue Roesner.

    2. [S127] John Osborne Austin, (Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, 1968 (first ed. was 1887)).


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