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Hezekiah Stodder

Male 1679 - 1731  (52 years)


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  • Name Hezekiah Stodder 
    Born 11 February 1678/9  Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation weaver 
    Will Will of Hezekiah Stoddard of Scituate, Province of the Massachusetts Bay (1731)
    Transcribed by John A. Maltby from Plymouth County Probate Vol. 6, pp. 118, 163, from FHL microfilm #0550512.
    http://home.earthlink.net/~jamaltby1/miscellaneous_wills.html
    In the Name of God Amen. ye twelfth Day of November In ye Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred & thirty one I Hezekiah Stodder of Scituate in ye County of Plymouth in ye Province of ye Massachusets Bay in New England Cooper Being sick of Body but of perfect mind & memory, Thanks be Given to GOD, And Calling to mind my mortality & Knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Dye, Do make, constitute, ordain & Declare this my Last will & Testament, Revoking & Disanulling by these presents all & Every Testament & Testaments, will & wills heretofore by me made & Declared either by word or writing and this to be taken only for my last will & Testament and no Other,—
    And first, I Give & Recommend my Soul unto ye hands of GOD yt. Gave it, hoping & trusting that by ye Merits of Jesus Christ My Saviour & Dear Redeemer I shall have full Remission & free Pardon of all my Sins and that I Shall Inherit Everlasting life—And my Body I Commit to ye Dust to be Decently Buryed at ye Discretion of my Executors hereafter named hoping that it shall be Restored to me again a glorious Body at ye General Day of Resurrection—And Now for ye settling of my temporal estate and such Goods & chattels as it hath pleased GOD to Bestow upon me I Do ordain Give & Dispose of ye same in manner & form following That is to Say.—
    First; I will that my Just Debts & funeral Charges & ye Probate of this my last will well & truly paid or ordered to be paid within some convenient Time after my decease by my Executor or Executors hereafter named.
    Item. I give & Bequeath unto my well beloved wife Lois Stoddard my Best Bed & Furniture belonging to ye same and also my Loom & ye tackling belong to ye same, During her Life and then to return to my two sons hereafter named also my mind and will is that my wife shall have Liberty to live in my House so long as She shall live my widow.—
    Item. I give & bequeath unto my well beloved sons Joshua Stodder & Hezekiah Stodder their Heirs & assigns forever all my Housing & Lands in Scituate in ye County of Plymo. and also two shares in ye undivided Land in Hingham in ye County of Suffolk—Also all my moveable Estate within Doors & without Saving what I have Given to my wife Equally to be Divided between ym, They paying to yr mother fourty Shillings apiece and fifty shillings apiece to my well beloved Daughter Bathshebe ye wife of David Dunbar—and Seven pounds ten Shillings apiece unto my well beloved Daughter Eunice Stodder when my Son Hezekiah Stodder Shall Arrive at ye Age of twenty one Years, My mind & will is that what I have ordered my sons to pay to their mother & Sisters shall be I Goods—
    Also my mind & will is that my Sister Hannah shall have Liberty to Live in ye little End of my House if she sees cause to Live yre. And a Privilege in ye Lettow So long as She lives unmarried.—
    And Finally I do make, ordain, Constitute & appoint my well beloved Friend Theophilus Cushing of Hingham in ye County of Suffolk in ye Province of ye massachusets Bay in New-England with my well beloved son Joshua Stodder to be my Sole Executrix of this my Last will & Testament Trusting & Confiding in them that yy will truly perform & Duely Execute ye same according to ye true Intent & Meaning thereof in Every part of it — In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal ye Day & Year above mentioned.—
    Signed, Sealed, Published, Pronounced &                                                                                     
    Declared by ye sd Hezekiah Stodder
    Hezekiah  Stoddard         (Seal)
    In ye presence of us.
    Daniel Greanleaf
    Jonathan Farrow
    Obadiah Gross 
    Died 27 November 1731  Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Hezekiah settled on Gillman Plain, Hingham, in 1711, and removed to Scituate with his familhy about 1710. (Deane thought Hezekiah was brother to both Dea. Samuel and Benjamin, but Samuel was a cousin, not a brother.)

      Hezekiah’s will was dated 12 Nov 1731. [1, 3]
    Person ID I5791  Schirado
    Last Modified 14 July 2013 

    Father John Stodder,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 December 1708, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Hannah Bryant,   b. 25 January 1645, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 November 1702, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 13 December 1665  Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3089  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Lois Sylvester,   b. 27 January 1680, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 October 1738, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 19 November 1706  Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Lois Stodder,   b. 2 March 1707/8, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 March 1707/8, Hingham, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Bathsheba Stodder,   b. 10 February 1711/2, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 October 1736  (Age 24 years)
     3. Joshua Stodder,   b. 7 June 1713, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Eunice Stodder,   b. 16 April 1715, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Hezekiah Stodder,   b. 28 August 1722, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F4137  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] George Lincoln, et al., (published by the Town of Hingham, 1893).

    2. [S5] (NEHGS, Boston, 1909).

    3. [S6] Samuel Deane, (Loring, Boston, 1831).


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