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William Osgood

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  • Name William Osgood 
    Born ca 1605/1609 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation millright, carpenter 
    Will http://www.essexcountyma.org/wills/osgoodw.htm
    Source: Probate Records of Essex County Dockett # 20288
    Submitted by: Pamela Rhett Molzan

    Estate of William Osgood, Sr. of Salisbury
    Essex Probate Docket # 20288

    In the name of God, Amen. I, William Osgood senr of the town of Salisbury in the county of Essex, in his majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, being weak of body, but through the goodness of God of sound, & disposing memory & understanding, Do make this my last Will & testament, in manner & form following, First and principally I commend my soul to God who gave it, & my body to the dust from whence it was taken, decently to be buried, with Christian burial, at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named, in hopes of a joyful Resurrection to life eternal at the last day, through the perfect merits of Christ my Redeemer. Nextly, as for my worldly goods & Estate, after payment of all my just debts & funeral expenses, I dispose of as followeth vizt.
    Imprimis - I give & bequeath unto my son William Osgood one hundred acres of my six score acre lot lying in the township of Salisbury above said, at a place commonly called "Round Hill", as also my dwelling house & land adjoining, or homestead, & my tide meadow lot & my lot of salt meadow lying near a place commonly called Munday's Pond, as also a full & complete half of all my other meadows, except that which is in a place in Salisbury commonly called the "higly piglys", during the term of his natural life, & unto the sons of the said Wm. Osgood my son in equal portion, To have & to hold to themselves their heirs or assigns forever. Also I give unto my said son William Osgood the one half of my grist mill with the privileges thereunto belonging during the term of his natural life.
    Item - I give & bequeath unto my grandson John Osgood son of my said son John Osgood deceased, twenty acres of upland lying in the upper end of my six score acre lot, called "Round Hill" lot, on the condition that he leave a convenient high way, next unto land of Ensign William Allen for the use of those, who shall hereafter possess that other part of said six score acre lot by lawful derived title from me, or my heirs, as also that he pay or cause to be paid & delivered unto his sister Hannah Osgood or her order within the town of Salisbury in some good & merchantable pay at price current & merchantable the full & just sum of four pounds within one year next after my decease, which together with the above mentioned four pounds to be paid by his brother William, I give unto her for a Legacy.
    Item - I give & bequeath unto grandson Thomas Quimby son of my daughter Elizabeth Quimby deceased (as a Legacy), forty shillings in good pay, to be disposed of for his use out of my part of the rent which shall be due to me from or out of the income of the fulling mill which Benjamin Eastman senr is about to build at the discretion of said Benj. Eastman.
    Item - I give & bequeath unto my daughter Joanna wife of Robert Jones of Amesbury the one half of my fresh meadow lying in Salisbury at a place commonly called "bugs-mow", as also a lot of upland which I had by execution upon judgment in Court obtained against widow Mary Challis administratrix to the Estate of her once husband Philip Watson Challis deceased, lying in Amesbury, at a place commonly called "Thorn Hill".
    Item - I give & bequeath unto my daughter in law Abigail now wife of my son William Osgood all my household goods of what sort kind soever they be.
    Item - All the rest of my lands, meadows, goods & estate whatsoever, not herein before bequeathed, after my debts & funeral discharged as abovesaid, I do give & bequeath unto my loving son-in-law, Thomas Currier senr of Amesbury, whom make & appoint sole executor of this my last Will & testament to take care that it will be in all respects & particulars punctually observed and fulfilled. And hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made I William Osgood senr do subscribe, seal & acknowledge the contents of this instrument to be my last Will & testament this 15th day of March in the twelvth year of the reign of our sovereign Lord William the third, by the grace of God of England, Scotland &c., King, Anno Domini one thousand seven hundred.

    William W O Osgood (L. S.) his mark & seal.

    Signed & Published in the presence of

    Thomas Morrill
    Nathaniel Eastman X
    Benjamin Eastman 
    Died 15 March 1700  Salisbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William came to New England in the Confidence, sailing from Southampton 11 Apr 1638 and settled at Salisbury by 1640.
    Person ID I49521  Schirado
    Last Modified 21 March 2004 

    Father Robert Osgood,   b. about 1569,   d. 25 August 1630 and 17 November 1630, Cottingworth, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Family ID F51332  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Elizabeth Cleer 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Osgood,   b. about 1635,   d. about 1694, Amesbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    +2. Joan Osgood,   b. 12 February 1638/9, Salisbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1707, Amesbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +3. John Osgood,   b. 8 October 1648, Salisbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 November 1683, Salisbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    +4. William Osgood,   b. 8 October 1648, Salisbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 March 1729, Salisbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Mary Osgood,   b. 3 March 1649/50, Salisbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 November 1705, Amesbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     6. Joseph Osgood,   b. 18 March 1651, Salisbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Sarah Osgood,   b. 2 February 1653, Salisbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Joseph Osgood,   b. 2 December 1656, Salisbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F33839  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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