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John Smith

Male - 1674


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  • Name John Smith 
    Gender Male 
    Will I John Smith of Martin's Vineyard, being in perfect health and Soundness Both
    in body and Minde, doe make my Last Will and Testament this 14th day of
    Febua: in the year: 1670: as followeth:

    Imprimis : I Give unto my two sonnes John and Samuell all my lands on the Iland
    of Nantuckett wth all privelledges thereto belonging to be equally devided between
    them: they paying to their two sisters Deborah and Abigaill unto either of them five
    pounds to be payed within one year after their Entrance and Possession thereof.
    Item : I give unto my sonne phillip my land and house at Martin's Vineyard with
    all priviledges belonging to the aforesaid land, to be his after the decease of his
    mother, and in the mean time after my decease my will is that the said Phillip my
    sonne shall injoy two thirds of the said lands and privelledges. The true intent and
    meaning of this my Gift unto my sonne phillip is this: because the wise disposing
    hand of God hath ordered that my said Sonne at present is impotent in his
    understanding: that his weakness shall not alienate the lands from my families:
    therefore my will is that the lands and priviledges as aforementioned shall be thus
    disposed: Namely: if he said phillip shall Marrie and have issue : then the lands are
    Given to him and his heirs for Ever: but if the said phillip shall dy without issue,
    then it shall at his decease fall to the next heir in the family: and farther I Give to
    my sonne phillip what drawing cattle are in being on the land or living aforesaid at
    my decease, with carts, plowes and all furniture belonging to the teame, and also
    two Cowes: and liberty to dwell in the house all the time of his Mothers life.
    Ite : I mak Deborah my wife whole Executor of this my last will, and I desire and
    appoint my Loving Friends Mr. Thomas Mayhew and Isaac Robinson at the
    Vineyard & Mr Edward Starbuck and Thomas Macy of Nantuckett overseers of
    this my last will and testament: and in case one or m of these friends dy or leave the
    country and their places vacant, then the Survivors or Remainers shall have liberty to
    chuse others to supply, and are desired so to doe: for the confirmation hereof I the said
    Testator have hereunto set my hand the day & year above written.
    John Smith
    Witnesses
    Thomas Macy Junr
    Sarah Macy
    Mary Starbuck.
    [Dukes Deeds, I, 348.] 
    Died ca 1670/1674  Dukes County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Although Bond mentions several John Smiths in his Watertown Genealogies, none of them are this John Smith. [1]
    Person ID I24241  Schirado
    Last Modified 17 August 2012 

    Family/Spouse Deborah Parkhurst,   b. about 1619, Ipswich, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1686, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Deborah Smith,   b. about 1635,   d. 8 March 1675/6, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)
    +2. Lieut. John Smith,   b. about 1646,   d. 2 December 1708, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     3. Philip Smith,   b. about 1650, Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 1713, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)
     4. Samuel Smith,   b. about 1661, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 January 1737/8, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     5. Abigail Smith,   b. about 1662, Edgartown, Dukes County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F17655  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S44] Henry Bond.


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